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EDGEFIELD, S. C.WEDNESDAY, JULY 28,1915 . . NO. 22
Children's Day Exercise?. High
School Campus Enlarged.
Social Gathering at
Children's Day was obs3rved on
Sunday at the Methodist church and
the porgram was one that appealed
to both old and young, the booklet,
"The soldiers of the king," being
used and the theme, atime with the
times, appealed to all, and the con
gregation seemed to catch the spir
it. The church was beautifully dec
orated, and the exercises were under
the supervision of Mesdames M. E.
Norris and Olin Kidson. The chil
dren entered from the vestibule and
singing as they marched in, ''We
are little soldiers marching," each
carrying a flag or banner. The
United States flag was carried by
the leader, Robert Crouch and the
others carrying conquest flags. As
they gathered about the altar Wil
ber Crouch recited wWe love our
flag; prayer by pastor, Rev. Thack
er. The superintendent of the Sun
day school, Mr. J. D. Eidson made
a few remarks concerning the de
lightful occasion. Salutatory, "Sol
diers of strife and peace," Miss
Edith Wright; song, "The son of
Gad goes forth to war;" concert
recitation by Misses Frances Crouch,
1 Georgia Reynolds, Lona Perry and '
John Olin Eidson; song, "We are
little soldiers;" recitation, Miss Ma
ry Myers; concert recitation by
Misses Orabell Perry, Helen Yonce,
Margaret Reynolds and Barnie Lou
Duncan; song, "Victory through
grace;" song, "The sword of the
spirit," was given by a number of
boys and girls, each carrying a
Bible; recitation, "Little soldiers of
f the king," by seven boys and girls.
The cradle roll exercises were very
interesting, Mrs. Olin Eidson being
superintendent of this department.
A cradle occupied a conspicuous
T&ev^nd ?url?g the i?iiaby song
by Orabelle Perry it was rocked by
Frances Crouch and Joh n Olin Eid
son. Mrs. Eidsor.i called the roll and
each tot came forward and a white
carnation was pinned upon them.
Several promotions were made.
4Greeting song by the beginners;
recitation, Miss Sophia Meyer;
marching chorus, "Giants to "fight,"
by eight bo3Ts; song, "The tight is
on;" recitation, Miss Vera Whittle.
The temperance feature of the ex
ercises was impressive. The temper
ance yell was given by the young
people and Miss Edith Wright and
Carlisle Thacker gave temperance
recitations. Song, ' The saloon must
die;" Recitative song, 'Tve a story
to tell to the nations;" song, "On
ward Christian soldiers," by con
gregation; closing prayer.
Two acres have been recently add
ed to the already large campus of
the high school and an athletic field
has been laid off. A ball team has
been re-organized, and this addition
will be a source of much enjoyment
to the entire school. A tennis court
will'occupy a part and basket ball
will also be a recreation.
The superintendent's home on
1 the high school campus bas been
completed and is a comfortable five
room bungalow and the paint brush
has left it in a dress of white and
The picnic given last week by
the Berean class of the Baptist Sun
day school was one of the most en
joyable of the season. The invited
guests were the members of the
Philathea class and other friends.
The young gentlemen arranged
pleasant pastimes for the day, and*
refreshing ices were served. The pic
nic spread was just what the occa
sion called for and was in great
abundance. The warm day and cool
ing waters of the pond was a great
temptation, so many donned bath
ing suits to enjoy this.
On last Friday while Mr. Ben
Still, who resides near here was re
turning from Augusta after having
[ sold a wagon of chickens, he was
attacked by two negroes. This oc
curred near Summerville, the ne
groes attacking him with clubs,
striking him on the head and arms.
Mr. Still drew his revolver and as
they continued, he fired killing one
of the negroes, the other making his
escape. The negro killed wa?? un
known to all who saw him.
Miss Eula batcher is at home
from a visit to friends in Augusta,
and. from south Georgia where she
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Medal Contes) and Temperance
The third in the series of temper
ance rallies was held at Rehoboth
church on Sunday afternoon, Mr.
J. D. Hughey presiding, and Rev.
Mr. Warren of Parksville leading
in the prayer.
"The why of medal contests" was
well explained by Mrs. M. P.
Wells, the W. C. T. LT. superin
tendent of medal contests, who also
extended a greeting to all the audi
The first declamation was deliv
ered by C. B. Littlejohn, "The
children's v*oices speak in thunder
tones," and the first vocal seleotion
"Will yon" was sung by Eleanor
Miss Willie Peak recited "The
second election," and the Loyal
Temperance Legion maroh was
sung by Benjamin Cogburn, hold
ing in his hands a banner on which
was inscribed in gilt letters, 'Save
"The two portraits" was the
third selection by Florence Mims;
and "Please vote it oat" by Frances
Jones, with a motto, "Vote right,
September 14," on her flag.
Janice Morgan gave a very effect
ive selection, "Pictures from life,"
and little Corrie Cheatham sang
! "A stainless banner," holding in
her hand an American flag.
The fifth declamation was "A
[plea for the children" by J. T.
Littlejohn, Jr., and following this a
vocal solo, the "Children's happy
day," by Dozier Tompkins.
To complete the contest, a chorus
of the children, "Youth's victory,"
was sung, the children wearing the
young campaigners caps and pen
The first address was a very
practical and inspiring one by Mr,
O. Sheppard, Esq., who made an
appeal to the voters to cast a right
eous ballot September 14, for the
sake of the women and children and
for the sake cf the
of . whom now -1
A quartette, "I am thinking of
you, mother''' was sung by Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, Mrs. McMnr
rain, Mrs. W. S. Cogburn and Mrs.
J. R. Tompkins.
Dr. Blackwell of Parksville made
a very effective address from an en
tirely different viewpoint from that
of Mr. Sheppard, made largely
from the standpoint of his profes
sion. Dr. Blackwell is a speaker of
force and influence. .
The medals were presented at
this time, the music medal by Mrs.
J. T. Littlejohn to Dozier Tomp
kins, son of Dr, J. G. Tompkins of
Edgefield, Mrs. Joe Branson and
Mrs. Cul breath being the judges.
The declamation medal was
awarded to J. T. Littlejohn, Jr., by
Prof. P. P. Burns who made very
interesting preliminary remarks in
presenting it, and stating that he
was just from the state of Alabama,
where they have made that state dry
by a lar<.;e majority and very gen
erously manifesting his love for
South Carolina where he lived for a
number of years.
Uncle Sam and Columbia now
appeared on the sctne, in the per
sons of J. T. Littlejohn, Jr., and
Ethel Strom and exhibited the
"Dry line" on which they had hung
out 18 states. Little Elizabeth Lott
pointed out these states and instruct
ed Uncle Sam to dry old South
Carolina next which he put in the
tub and proceeded to wash. Every
body was delighted with this cli
max, and we hope to have all the
black spots out of South Carolina
by September 14, 1915. Six cars
full of friends went out from Edge
F. A. M.
In Northern Marketa.
Mr. W. H. Turner is now in New
York and other eastern markets
purchasing the fall stock for the
Corner Store and for his two Green?
wood stores that will soon open. He
is a buyer of large experience and
knows how and where to purchase
to the best advantage. Miss Kate
Samuel is also in New York staiy*
ing the fall styles and will assist in
purchasing the fall stock for the
Our friend Bob Powell says hs
saw several prospective candidates
at the Griffis picnic. He admits that
he is a candidate but says one vote
will satisfy him. He expects to re
ceive that vote some time is O?to
jivea Honly m
Put Stripes on Blind Tigers.
Every unprejudiced man will say
prohibition has been a success in
Edgefield county. From the day
whiskey was voted out, nearly 10
years ago, there has been a growing
sentiment in favor of prohibition,
the sentiment in favor of the law
being stronger to-day than ever be
fore. For many months there has
been but little whi?key sold in and
around the town of Edgefield, and
we bear of but few violations of the
law in the rural districts. The peo
ple as a whole want to see the law
enforced. Only occasionally do
rou hear of a white man who will
violate the law or "wink at" ?the
lawlessness of others.
There was considerable whiskey
sold at the Griffis picnic Friday,
We are satisfied that Mr. Griffis
knew nothing of it and heartily dis
approved of whiskey being brought
to the picnic by any one. The vio
lators of the law, \vho aie altogether
unknown to us, were lacking in
respect for Mr. Griffis and for the
people who assembled for a day of
pleasure and diversion. Not within
the past five years or more have the
people of any section of this coun
ty been annoyed at their picnics by
having depraved men sneak around
in the woods and sell whiskey,
thus marring the pleasure of
the occasion. It was altogeth
er unexpected at the Griffis pic
nic. Mr. Griffis and tne officers
of the law had made no provision
to prevent whiskey selling, for in
the past np violator of the law has
been so bold and brazen as to at
tempt to sell whiskey in the woods
near the picnic. We do not know
what man or men marred the pleas
ure of some at the picnic by tempt
ing men -to buy and drink whiskey,
but we do know that he or they
should be made to wear stripes and
work the public roads along with,
other persons who violate the law. '
The man who will sneak around in
the bushes and sell whiskey to |**s*!!
pie who Have assembled for a day of
pleasure at a picnic, causing drunk
enness and disorder that would not
exist without the presence of whis
key, belongs to the lowest class of
our citizenship. In. fact the com
munity in which he lives and the
county as a whole would be better
off without him.
We do not believe the people of
Edgefie'.d county will tolerate a
repetition of this whiskey selling
at picnics. Let the low, vicious
man who would make money by
corrupting his neighbors and ^friends
Edgefield coiinty, be men. Do not
let depraved men ?orrupt your HODS
and the other young men who come
into the community for a day of
Let the neighborhood picnics be
kept free from whiskey selling and
whiskey drinking. It is unlike the
Edgefield of to-day to have it oth
No "Smoke ot Battle" in Mod
One ot the marked features of the
European conflict that distinguishes
it from the wars of the past is the
absence of smoke on the firing lines.
Owing to the use of smokeless pow
der, no smoke is made when a rifle
is discharged, while the heaviest
artillery throws off nothing more
than a thin mist that is invisible a
hundred yards away and disappears
within a few seconds after the gun
is. fired. Only when shrapnel or a
shell explodes in the enemy's lines is
there anything visible in the way
of smoke, the whole purpose being
to conceal the position of 'the guns
throwing the projectiles while mak
ing the points where the projectiles
explode clearly visible. The ex
pression, "the smoke of battle," so
faithfully descriptive of the wars of
the past, has little meaning when
applied to a modern war.-The Au
gust Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Newberry all Right
Let's wipe out booie next Sep
tember and clean off the slate.-The
Newberry Observer. The Adverti
ser seconds the motion. Edgefidd's
aajv?rity against whiskey will place
it among the banner counties. How
about Newberry ?-Edgefield Ad
Newberry is all right, and will
go five to one against booze-maybe
10 to one.-Newberry Observer.
Successful Meeting at Mt. Zion.
Rev. P. B. Lanham, pastor of the
Mt. Zion church is rejoicing at the
outcome of the meeting'of some
days which began with that church
on th? fourth Sunday in July and
closed on Friday following. In ad
dition to a genuine revival of the
members of the church, ten happy
conveys, on the last day were led
down; into the water and buried
with Christ in baptism.
Rey..Joseph A. Gaines of West
Baden, Ind., was the preacher dur
ing the meeting. His friends and
acquaintances or former years were
interested to see him in this role,
and gaye many expressions of sur
prise and delight at the forceful
sermofafwhich be delivered. He is
to preach for Mr. Lanham at Gilgal
on neil Sunday, the 2nd Sunday in
The?jrenial faca of Mr. W. A.
Pardu? has been missing from our
community during most of the time
for souse weeks past. The reason for
this is ihat he is fulfilling a contract
to repair and recover all-of the fac
tory wildings in Bath and Langley
This engagement will be worth to
him several thousand dollars. This
is a matter for congratulation, es
pecial!^ such a year as this when
crops are not generally so good as
Misses May and Nellie ?rgle from
Granite ville were up to attend the
meeting'at Mt. Zion.
Mrs?^Albert Whitlock with her
son and daughter, came over from
KitchinjJ8 Mill for the meeting on
Wednesday. Miss Grace remained
wiilh fctyr grandfather, Mr. J. C.
Whitlock till the close of the meet
Miss Ethel Logan from Edgefield
wa* alscj down for the meeting.
Rev. Joseph A. Gaines with his
wife from Wiest Baden. Ind., is
visiting at the home of his father,
Mr. W. J. Gaines.
Death of Mr. Walter Miller.
In one of the hospitals in Colum
bia, where he was carried for medi
cal treatment several weeks ago,
Mr. Walter Miller, a highly esteem
ed citizen of the Trenton section,
passed away Saturday last. His con
dition improved soon after reaching
the hospital, but he became a victim
of pneumonia and was unable to
combat this dread disease. The an
nouncemmtof Mr. Miller's death
caused genuine sorrow among his
large circle of friends. He was born
and spent his entire life in the Tten
ton section, where he was beloved
on account of his generous nature
and kindly disposition. Mr. Miller
was a large and very successful far
mer, his fertile fields always yield
ing an abundant harvest as a result
of hie intelligent management. The
funeral wa s conducted Sunday af
ternoon from Ebenezer church, Rev.
J. R. Walker officiating. Mr. Mil
ler is survived by his devoted wife.
This growing institution is the
pride of Anderson county and the
Piedmont section, and stands in the
front rank of colleges for girls and
young women in South Carolina.
It is one of the youngest institutions
in the state but has steadily grown
since the opening session. The plant
or college property is modem in
every particular, and money has
been lavishly spent in equipping
! every department. The people of
the town and county of Anderson
are loyal to Anderson college to the
extent that it lacks for nothing. Im
provements and additions of one
kind or another are constantly be
ing made to meet the needs of the
Not only is the college well
equipped and ideally located, with
reference to its immediate" surround
ings and to the Piedmont section
generally, but it ?B provided with a
very strong corps of teachers. From
Dr. James P. Kinard, the capable
and worthy president, down to the
teacher of the lowest department,
men an i women who stand high as
educators are employed as teachers.
The atmosphere of Anderson col
lege is wholesome, as the institution
stands not only for education but
for Christian education.
Attention is directed to the ad
vertisement of the college in this
issue, and if you are contemplating
sending a daughter off to college
communie tte with Dr. Kinard be
fore making a final decision as to
what institution you will select.
Wanted: South Carolina's Most
The committees in chargre of the
Harvest Jubiles, to be held at Co
lumbia in conjunction with the
State Fair, from October 25 to Oc
tober 30, inclusive, have decided to
crown the most beautiful woman in
South Carolina "queen" of the Har
vest Jubilee. This "queen" will be
selected by a referendum vote, and
she will represent the whole state.
This young woman selected will
be equipped with an elaborate
trousseau, befitting her royal beauty
and grace, and she will sit in state
on a handsomely decorated float
in the parade, attended by exquisite
maids of honor, and chivalric cour
tiers will pay her homage.
The method of selection will be
this: Each young woman possessing
beauty of person and grace of mind
is requested to send her photograph
to her nearest county paper, which
will select a committee to decide
which is the photograph of the
most beautiful woman in its posses
sion. These photographs will be
forwarded to the publicity commit
tee of the Harvest Jubilee, at Colum
bia, which in turn will submit them
to a committee composed of the
deans of the art department of the
leading women's oolleges of the
state. This committee will select the
most beautiful young woman from
each county and forward the 44
photographs to the publicity com
mittee in Columbia, and then these
photographs will be published in
the leading papers in the 'state,
along with a blauk ballot, with a
request that the readers vote on the
young woman among the 44 which
they think the most beautiful. These
votes will be forwarded to the pub
licity committee in Columbia and
the announcement of the "queen"
will be made on Monday, October
All photographs most be sent to
the ooon*^j||?ipers not ?ater thaw
August 15, and ' the picture of the
most beautiful young woman select
ed by each paper will be sent to the
publicity committee in Columbia
not later than August 20. The com
mitteee of art professors will then
decide on the 44 photographs,
which will appear in print on the
week beginning Sunday, Septerabe/
5, 1915. The vot?is will then com
mence and the polls will close at
midnight, September 30.
This is an opportunity for some
young woman not only to be known
I as the "most beautiful woman in
South Carolina," one who will be
honored by the chivalry of the state,
but she will become the possessor
of several hundred dollars' worth of
raimen* that will delight the soul
of the most artistic and particular.
In addition to this, her railway fare
and expenses, while in Columbia
will be paid, and she will bethe
envied star of the state ball.
Monthly W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The regular meeting of the W.
C T. U. was held at the hospitable
oountry home of Mrs. John Mays
on Monday afternoon. The light
rains and the pleasant distance for
a drive made the occasion more
pleasant than usual, and several
cars and many other vehicles
betook their way in the direction of
Mrs. Mays', two miles and a half
The special business of the meet
ing was the election of officers,
which followed the devotional ser
vice conducted by Mrs. Rainsford,
and resulted as follows: President,
Mrs. J. L. Miras; vice-president, at
large, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford; vice
presidents in the various churches,
Mrs. B. Tiramons, Mrs. R. C. Pad
gett, Mrs. M. E. Barker, Mrs. M.
P. Wells; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant; recording
secretary, Mrs. L. T. May; treasur
er, Mrs. N. M. Jones.
At the close of the election, re
ports wer? heard from the various
officers and superintendents, and
Mrs. Luther Quarles was received
aa a new member.
When the business was completed,
the guests were all invited out on
the spacious front veranda and the
most delightful fruit we have seen
this year, watermelons, peaches of
stveral varieties and grapes were
bountifully served by the hostess,
who made the occasion very pleas*
ant, and the guests were loath to
depart even at a late hour.
F. A. M.
Death'of Mr. Walter Miller.
Methodist Revival Services.
Misses Marsh Enter
The had of affliction has been
laid heavily upon our beloved friend
Mrs. Walter Miller. Just about two
months ago she lost her dear moth
er and now she is bowed in sorrow
over the death of her husband which
occurred on Saturday last in Co
lumbia where he was carried for
medical attention four weeks ago.
Mr. Miller was so responsive to the
tieatment he received that bis loved
ones who were with him, were very
hopeful of his recovery but pneumo
nia attacked him suddenly and bis
frail body could not withstand it.
Mr. Miller was a kind hearted,
honorable and charitable gentleman.
He has been a father to those two
manly boys P. B., and Douglas
Wise whom he reared and his de
votion for little Mary Miller Moss
whom he loved as his own was
beautiful and tender. Mr. Miller
was buried from the Baptist church
the services being conducted by
Rev. J. R. Walker? and bis body
was laid to rest by his father and
mother Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller of
blessed memory. Besides his grief
stricken wife he leaves three broth
ers, Messrs. John, James and Al
bert Miller. To those sorrowing
ones we offer our tenderest sympa
Lord Jesus, grant him rest and
lu that far land which knows no
Rev. J. R. Walker is conducting
a protracted meeting in our Metho
dist church assisted by Kev, C. E.
Miss Mattie Harrison has gone
to vis'.t ber two recent hou.se guests,
Misses Jessie Moss and Frances
Wooten of Washington, Ga.
Miss Kathrine Guess from Bam
berg has been the much admired
visitor at the home of Mr. S. B.
Marsh. In compliment to Miss
Guess, Miss Marie Marsh gave a
lovely lawn party on Monday even
ing to which quite a large nrrniber
of the young people were invited.
Progressive conversation and deli
cious refreshments were the much
enjoyed features of the evening.
Mrs. M. A. Carpenter and her
three sons, from Gastonia, b?Ve re
turned home after a visit to Mrs.
G. G. Smith.
Miss Mamie Lee Sease from Co
lumbia has been a recent visitor
at the home of Mr. Joe Smith.
Mrs. M. A. Carpenter andJSIrs.
S. B. Marsh visited Mrs. Eubank?
in Aiken during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben and their
interesting children motored from
Roanoke, Ala,, and are now at the
home of Mrs. Corri? Ryan.
Miss Arah Gatlin who made so
many ardent friends and admirers
during her visit to Mrs. j. H.
Courtney has returned home and
not only her friends regret her de
parture, but her admirers refuse to
Mr. Douglas Wise who has been
at the University hospital, Augusta
for treatment is at home again and
his many friends are rejoicing that
his trouble was not of so serious a
nature as was anticipated. He was
under the care of that skilled
specialist, Dr. T. E. Oertel and in a
letter to a friend the Dr. vrote:
"Mr. Wise is going home to day,
like all my patients he got well too
soon. You can readily see wh$ J am
not a man of means, and so it is
with this doctor, he is not Only
among the very best but his motto
is "Live and let live" when it S?raes
to his charges.
Mr. W. D. Holland fron> Win
ston-Salem is spending soms-time
with bis mother, Mrs. Julir Hol
Miss Beatrice Stevens from Jfcbrth
Augusta has returned home i&er a
visit to Mrs. D. R. Day.
Mrs. Malinda Ward fro* Be?
thume is the guest ol" Misa*? Co
rine and Marion Clark and this
visitor who is pretty, yona^and
full of girlish charm was the-BOnor
guest at a delightful rook paHSy on
Monday evening, the Misses $jark
making charming hostesses. De
lightful refreshments were setved.
At a late hour the guests departed
with sweet remembrances ?# tho .