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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30,1915
Picnic Given by Mary Ann
Buie Chapter. Death of Mr.
Watkins. Revival Servic
On last Monday afternoon a linen
mower was given by tbe members
of the Baptist mission society for
the Baptist hospital of Columbia,
this being held in the Sunday school
rooms' of the church. As this was
the regular missionary meeting the
leaders of the circles took part in
the program. Mesdames G. G. Wa
ters, J. A. Lott, J. P. Bean and T.
P. Milford, received the members
ind served refreshing ice lemonade.
Mrs. Waters presided over the
meeting the scripture being read by
Mrs. M. T. Turner, and Mrs. L C.
Latimer, president of the society
made a beautiful prayer. Mrs. James
White sang a beautiful solo. The
history of the society was read by
Mrs. J. A. Lott and this proved
very interesting. The society was
organized 33 years ago and its
growth and accomplishments were
shown. Minutes were read from the
records of the different secretaries,
and other interesting facts were
told. A sweet vocal duet by Mes
dames L. C. Latimer and Miss Clara
Sawyer was sung. A paper * The
Baptist hospital," was read by Mrs.
P. C. Stevens which was enjoyed.
A piano solo was played by Miss
Antoinette Denny. The shower gifss
were opened and there were many
of various kinds of linen pieces
which will be an addition to the
rooms of the hospital.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton returned
to the Baptist hospital on Monday.
Sho has been sick for several months
ind spent the past month at the hos
p^aT7*ncl seemed improved return-1
ing to her home about two weeks
ago. Her friends trust that she will
?oon be restored to her former good
Mr. William Lott has been sick
with fever at the home of his fa
ther, Mr. P. Lott, but is now better
and his friends hope to see him out
On last Wednesday afternoon
during the electrical storm, light
ning struck the home of Mrs. Kate
Crouch on Eid son park. Mrs. Mark
Cox was in the room where the bolt
entered and was dazed. Planks from
the corner of the room were torn
off, and a part of the flooring torn
np, also one of the doors. That no
one was hurt was miraculous.
The annual picnic given by the
.Mary Ann Buie chapter, D. of C.,
for the veterans of Camp McHenry
was held on last Tuesday at the
country home of Mrs. Martha Ed
wards one of the members. The
wives of the veterans and the elder
ly members of the chapter were also
guests of honor. The day was an
ideal one and all enjoyed, being at
this home, whose doors had been
thrown open and one was reminded
of the hospitality of ante-bellum
days which was PO lavishly extend
ed by the thoughtful hostess. The
borne and grove surrounding was
bright and patriotic looking with
many Confederate flags. Among the
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Nick
Broadwater, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Hart, Judge and ! Mrs. J. G. Mob
ley, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dobey,
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wertz, Mr. and
?ttrs. J. P. Cullura, Messrs. M. W.
Clark, J. W. Sawyer, L. V. Clax
ton, M. L. Moyer, W. J. Hastings,
J. D. Eidson and Rev. Joab Ed
wards. The morning hours were
?pent by the comrades reminiscen
sing, and war time music, piano and
vocal, was enjoyed by Mrs. Nick
Broadwater. Out under the oaks a
long table was stretched and seated
here all were served by the ?Daugh
fers to a sumptuous dinner with iced
tea, lemonade and coffee. Delight
ful fruit was also added by the hos
tess. Judge J. G. Mobley and S. P.
Sawyer thanked the chapter for
this day which is now pleasantly
mticipated by them and Rev. Po
?ey in behalf of Mrs. Edwards,
shanked them for again meeting
nth her and thus brightening her
ife. Mrs. James White chapter
president, responded saying that
it was indeed a great pleasure to
he chapter to thus have them for
th3ir honor guests and the day was
also happily anticipated by them.
Later in the parlor of the home a
delightful program was enjoyed,
this being arranged by the chapter
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
Sunbeam Picnic at Bethany.
Mrs. B. N. Talbert is tbe lead(
of the Sunbeam band at Bethan
church and has been actively an
successfully engaged in this branc
of work for some years, beside
the many other duties she perfora
in connection with her church.
On Saturday a delightful prc
gram for the Sunbeams was arranj
ed, a full account of which w
should have been so glad to pul
lish, but have not the names ?
hand. Suffice it to say that it wa
all good and every child and ever
person present will be benefitted b
it. Miss Maggie Deale presided a
the organ, and the children not onl
furnished the recitations and dia
logues, but the music also.
At the close of the children's prc
gram, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, wa
called upon to give "Some Glimpse
of the Holy Land," which she dil
in her usual charming and interesi
ing manner. Her reference to th
Sea of Galilee and thoughts then
from were inspiring and beautiful
Rev. W. R. Smith, pastor of Mc
C?rraick and Bethany spoke of th
work, and greeted the speakert an<
visitors with pleasant and cheerin?
hospitality. The recess nour wa
announced as a time of opportunit;
for refreshment for the body an<
social intercourse. It was a grea
joy to meet and- talk with man:
friends, whom it is not a daily habi
to see. It is at these times parti^u
larly, when we meet and find fel
lowship with the choice spirits o
this world whom time and distanci
separate, that we appreciate thi
value . of the home above, wher
neither time nor space can inter
vene, and we shall be forever witl
them as we "shall be forever witl
One regret on this occasion wa:
that our friend and co-laborer ir
the missionary work, Mrs. C. C
Fuller, was unable to be present
confined at her home on account ot
illness. Her name was mentionec
many times and always with kindly
sympathy for her, and regrets foi
the others that she could not enjoj
this happy day with us.
There was one especially pleasant
occurrence in connection with thc
day, and that was the meeting
for the first time with a relative
whom we had often heard, but
never seen before, Mrs. Sal lit
Cheacham, a daughter of the lite
Abram Adams and Letitia Nichol
son. Mrs. Cheatbam is now 8^years
of age, but attended the church
service and walked over the grounds
as actively as any one,' and much
less complaining than many young
er .persons. Her good cheer, and
youthful interest in everything and
everybody, her intelligent face, and
bright eyes, are a rebuke to many
who have attained only half her
age who are making their fleeting
years an excuse for shirking the op
portunities and duties of life.
At the afternoon servicp, B. P.
Talbert, Jr., was asked to repeat
his welcome to the people, which
he did very graciously. B. P. is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartley Tal
bert of Bethany.
Mrs. J. L. M i ms was called upon
to tell something of the work of the
Womau's Missionary Union, which
she did in a few words.
The subject of Prohibition was
discussed by Mr. J. L. Mima, who
had been invited to speak on this
At the close of this program, and
before the visitors found that Beth
any knew how to dispense hospi
tality of the old-time type, and we
were embarrassed by the number of
invitation? received, wishing that
we could go everywhere; but not
possessing the quality of omni
presence, we accepted the hospitali
ty this time, of Mr. and Mrs. B. N.
Talbert. These two faithful friends
of the church and the community
have an ideally happy and content
ed home, surrounded by their own
vine and fig tree, and having as the
centre of the home, a dear little boy
of two and a half years. A drive
over to McCormick, and back for
the night, by the brightest moon
light, gave us an opportunity to
pass through corners of Edgefield,
Greenwood and Abbeville counties,
and see some historic points of in
terest, among them the old Dorn
place, which was at one time such a
centre of influence.
At McCormick, we were the
recipients of courtesies and met Mr.
McCain, a brother of Mrs. Talbert,
and visited the business places of
the friends that McCormick has
One-teacher Schools Cannot
Give Children Proper Form
of Training Says Supt.
The one-room, one teacher school
is lacking in spirit an well as in the
subject matter of its course of
study. Unless the topography of
the country is unusual, boys and
girls may easily walk two and one
half to three miles to school. In
thickly settled communities an en
rollment of 100 or 200 pupils is thus
made possible. Schools are located
from four to six miles apart, and
after furnishing the necessary rudi
ments of class-room instruction,
they may easily undertake the teach
ing industrial subjects.
To do this industrial work with
out an adequate teaching force is
out of the question, hence instruc
tion in sewing, cooking, carpentry,
agriculture, and other industrial
branches has been successfully at
tempted only in our consolidated
In co-operation with the farm
demonstration agents, rotation
plots of three acres have been
planted in nearly 150 districts.
The fundamental methods of farm
ing, legumes, foodstuffs, soil build
ing, and profit-making have been
concretely illustrated. Teachers
have co-operated actively in the ex
periment. This direct application
of improved methods to the funda
mental industrial problems of the
neighborhood has strengthened the
schools by teaching the pupils to
discover and to receive an educa
tion in common things.
A special teacher in agriculture,
was employed in five consolidated
schools of Darlington County. Only
boys above the fifth grade were en
rolled in his classes. The subject
was given a place in the daily
curriculum of the classroom. One
hundred and fifteen boys were
under instruction. The course bore
directly on the agricultural and
home problems of the county. The
teacher was paid a salary of ?2,500.
His one-year course represents a
per capita outlay of $?1.73. Since
the agricultural beacher is a resident
of the county, his supervision and
instruction continue during the va
cation months. .
The best test of the work is
found in the universal appreciation
of the course by pupils, teachers,
and patrons. Other schools in the
county are planning to consolidate
in* the hope of securing similar ad
vantages next year. By adding
$15,000 to the annual school
budget, this progressive courtly
might easily provide agricultural
teaching for all her boys above the
fifth grade could not properly be
undertaken because the mechanics
of an education-reading, writing,
arithmetic and langnage, have not
been sufficiently mastered before the
fifth grade has been completed. If
this process continues, it will not
be many years before this great
country can boast of the discontin
uance of every one-teacher school.
But the accompanying improve
ments in teaching force, length of
session, longer recitations, broader
cuniculam, and agricultural in
struction adapted to local needs
will mark the real And inegniiicant
gains.-J. E. Swearingen, in Pro
A Faithful Servant Gone.
Jane Blocker, colored, died at
the home of her daughter, Auiraie
Stevens Monday, June 28. Jane
Blocker cooked for many years at
Meeting Street for Dr. D. C. Tomp
kins' family and was always a good
faithful servant, and did her work
? ith good humor and kindness of
heart and made friends all through
borrowed from Edgefield, among
them the Strom-Bell Drug Store,
and the new shoe store of the Strom
Bros., Clifton and Charles, which
gave every every evidence of pros
perity and enterprise.
A comfortable and restful night
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tal
bert, brought our visit to a close,
and on Sunday morning we return
ed to Edgefield, refreshed by this
splendid gathering and their great
ideas for future usefulness.
Mrs. J. L. Mirna.
Rev. and Mrs. Lake Resting
Seattle, Wash. Will Leave
for China in September.
$Mt Baptist Church.
In a post card to aunt Belle t
either I asked her to say tb
our address for the present wou
be, CMsSlrDr. Carter Holm Jon?
this city, but now we are located f
the months of July and August, ai
our address will be 4540 Univ*
sity Boulevard, Seattle, Wash.
Throhih the kindness of E
Jones, who was ray pastor in Lou
ville once, my present pastoi
brother, ?nd of Prof. Ober, who
brotheapC. K. and Frank, you ai
Ed. remember, we found out a go<
deal atuttt the University of Was
ington^here, and new we ha
rented a roora in one of the 'Varsi
building*, and as vacation begi
this week, we are to have the fre
dora of: a campus of 355 acres-tl
most beautiful campus, I think, th
I ever saw.
My little wife was born on tl
State TJiniVersity campus in Colur
bia, was a student in the college ;
Greenville from the time she e
tered the lowest grade till she grai
uatedj.^W then taught in the cc
lege till ?e went to conduct a girl
school.in China, so this place is ju
like home to ber; and she and I ai
going to, loaf here like you and
used to loaf on the old Citadel gree
on Saturday afternoons, except thc
we are. going to mostly loaf fe
a couple of months; except that th i
great eira pus is nearer the size of
county than anything of the sort
ever sa Wi and we can just lose om
setvesrvj?^w forget about the wo il
That i?j^fbat 'the boaid and the do(
tors have insisted that we do, an
we are going to obey orders fe
Of course we nave already visite
the China Baptist church dow
town, as well as Dr. Jones' grea
church, and of course we are no
going to quit speaking and writin?
all together, but we are where s<
few know us that we can hide ou
from the preachers and the W. M
U. workers, bless their dear hearth
and think of something else thai
China and the Judson Cent?n nia
till we are in good enough health t<
go back to the tremendous task tba
awaits us in South China again.
Tell Dr. Jones that his brothe
preached a great baccalaureate scr
mon before the University last Sun
day. This is a great institution
with some two hundred professori
and four thousand students.
We in the East and South car
hardly realize what great institu
tions are growing up in the West
and this big University is an ey<
opener to us-and think of tw(
wayfarers, tired and nerve wrackec
from a year of public speaking, witt
this great campus almost to our
selves, except that a summer school
starts liere soon-and that won'l
The great city is across a lake 01
bay from where we are-but look
what a city! The figures for 1914
Light and Power-Municipal and
private electric companies make
Seattle the best lighted city of the
West, and ' the cheapest powered
city for factories in the United
WaterSystem-Owned by munici
pality. Seattle water comes from
the snow peaks of the Cascade
Range, clear, cold, sparkling and
absolutely pure, abundant and cheap.
Water mains, 514.69 miles. .
Miles of Boulevards-30 miles.
Assessed Valuation - $219,073,
Bank Clearings: $633,061,083.79.
Number of Banks-Twenty-nine.
Building Permits -$12,664,970.
Postal receipts, $1,343,224.
Vessels entered, 1,927. Total net
Paved Street-221.09 m iles; grad
ed streets,- 671.23 miles; sewers,
458.76 miles; cluster lights, 22.08
miles; street railway lines, 252.53
miles. Area of city (land), 58.56
square miles; water, 35.91 square
Water frontage available for in
dustry and commerce-140 miles.
Park System-1,803 acres; 20
publio playgrounds. Public bath
ing pavilion conducted by park
Value of salmon pack-Puget
Unique Bridal Shower.
On Thursday afternoon Misses
Emily and Marjorie Tompkins en
tertained in honor of Mrs. W. D.
Allen at a very beautiful miscellane
ous shower, about forty of the
prettiest and daintiest girls of Edge
field being the guests.
As each of the gay and happy
bevy of girls arrived, they were
served on the front porch with de
lightful nectar by Misses Ouida
Pattison and Eileen Harling and
the temptation was to remain right
there and watch the procession pass
in and on to further attractions, but
the lure of the progressive spirit led
them in to observe still greater at
Daisies were everywhere, and the
asparagus accompaniment added
grace and beauty in each position
assigned these lovely products of
From the hallway into the draw
ing room, they passed until this
large and spacious room was adorn
ed with such beauty and youth and
spirit, that even the daisies were
In a lovely hand pain ted wish
book, each one present, wrote a
hope for the bride, who sat on a
lovely white throne prepared for
her in daisies. Many of these were
written,and eincerelyjetnanated from
the hearts of the friends present.
At the close of this a musical
story contest was held each answer
being suggested by the selection
given on the Victrola. At the close
the judges decided that three young
ladies, Misses Grace Dobson, R?sela
Parker ana Annie Oantelou had
made a tie, the prize being awarded
Miws Grace Dobson.
At the close of this very interest
ing part of the entertainment, Cu
pid and the Queen of th3 Fairies
just from fairyland, were introduc
ed and coming up to the bride made '
in announcement that made each
one fairly hold their breath-and
this was the message brought and
sweetly told the bride by little John
Curran Feltham accompanied by
little Emily Tompkins.
"Dear bride, we've come again
With love messages to you,
A message from each present friend,
Who are all sincere and true. j
For them, we've come to lead thee :
Where the daisies nod and bend J
Like fabled rainbows, look and find
Golden gifts lie 'neath each stem.
The bride immediately followed)
these little messengers, and there j
found a whole daisy field planted I
especially for her benefit, and as
she began to pick them, lo, and be
hold, there were not only beautiful
daisies on the stem, but on tbe root
there had grown a beautiful gift, of
many varietiea, which she opened
and every friend present saw and
enjoyed what every other one had
brought as their love message to the
When this had been finished de
lightful peach cream and cake was
served and daisies were daintily
scattered on the lovely waiters as
they were passed among the guests.
The occasion was one of great
enjoyment, and many thanks are
due the kind and gracious hostesses
for theit unique hospitality.
Attending Annual Meeting.
Col. L. Wigfall Cbeatham, Mr.
J. L. Mims and Miss Florence
Mims left Monday to attend the an
nual meeting of the South Carolina
Press Association wbich is in ses
sion at Chick Springs. They will go
from Chick Springs Thursday to
Montreat, N. C., to meet with the
North Carolina newspaper meD for
a trip to Mount Mitchell, the high
est mountain east of the Rockies.
Sound and Alaska, $27,188,646.
Value of factory products (1909),
850,569,000. State coal output,
Government Assay Office Re
ceipts - $227,539,656.42 in gold
since established in 1898.
Public . schools include six high
schools and 64 graded schools. A
home city, with 300 churches.
.The population of Seattle is now
over 330,000, but we are far remov
ed from all the noise and tumult for
a little while, and we are. oh, so
God bless yon and yours and all
Many Pretty Visitors. Fine Grain
Fields. W. C. T. U. Holds
Good Meeting. Checker
In compliment to those two at
tractive young girls Misses Lily and
Jenette Hal ti wanger of Walhalla
and Mr. Robert Haltiwanger, Mrs
Geo. Wise entertained with a lovely
card party on Friday evening last,
and at the conclusion of the game
tempting refreshments were served.
Miss Fannie Harrison gave pleas
ure to a congenial number of her
girl friends with a delightful spend
the-day party on Saturday.
Miss Carrie Duncan who is in
training at the Pine Heights Sani
tarium will arrive home on Tuesday
for her summer vacation.
Two of Trentons "sports" are
making frequent visits to Monetta
these days, and to ward off too
much suspicion they take the trips
Mrs. Stevens and Mrs Claude
Werts will be with and visitors at
the home of Mr. and Mrs D R
Mrs B J Harrison is spending
this week in Columbia the guest of
Miss Jessie Mo9s and Miss Fort
son from Washington, Ga., will ar
rive on the ninth to be the guest of
Miss Mattie Harrison.
Miss Julia Wise entertained a
number of friends at rook on Satur
day evening serving a salad course
at the close of th? game.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Coleman regret to learn that they
will henceforth make their home at
Little John Broadus Knight's
sickness is 'causing much regret
among his friends and neighbors all
of whom love him very dearly.
Mrs. Leila Leppard is receiving
many beautiful attentions during
her visit. It is perfectly natural
however, for there is never a visit
or to our town who is more univer
Mrs. S. 15. Posey was hostess at
a beautiful rook party on Monday
evening the fair honorees being
Misses Janette and Lilv Hal ii wan-*
ger. Mrs. Posey served delicious
cream and cake.
The VV. C. T . C. meeting on
iast Saturday afternoon last at the
iiome of Mrs. D. R. Day.was very
interesting and papers on the life
and work of Jennie Cassedv wore
read by Mrs. Dav, Mrs. W. B. Po
sey and Miss Orrie Miller were
thoroughly enjoyed. We were pleas
ed to have Mrs. Leila Leppard with
us on this occasion and to welcome
Mrs. Posey as a new member to our
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Swearin
gen with their children, spent the
week-end with relatives at Modoc.
Something entirely new for Tren
ton and something that is anticipat
ed is the coming of Fishbourne the
noted checker players. Arrange
ments have almost been perfected
the date to be announced later. Al
i ead y Trenton's professionals have
engaged seats on the first row. Mr.
Walter Wise has generously offer
ed the hall for the entertainment.
Friends of that gentle and much
beloved lady Mrs. H. VV. Scott will
be interested to learn that she is
improving from the operation she
underwent at Greenwood during the
past week. She is expected home
within the next week.
The feeble condition of that aged
and honored lady Mrs. Elvenia
Courtney is a source of deep regret
to her many friends.
The grain crop in this section of
the country has been exceptionally
fine. Dp to the present date Mrs.
J. H. Courtney who has chirge of
the farm in her husband's absence,
has the blue ribbon for the best
yield of wheat. She has threshed
two hundred and seventy bushels
and the average per acre ?was about
thirty bushels. Mr. D. R. Day
comes first iii raising the best crop
of the much talked of Abruzzia rye.
He has measured one hundred and
fifteen bushels from a little more
than four acres.
"Look here, Mose! I though* you
were going to be baptized into the
"Yaas. sah, I is. But T done bean
sprinkled into de 'Piscopai till de
summer comes."-Dallas News.