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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915
Thanksgiving Day Observed,
U. D. C. Holds Meeting.
Miss Crouch Entertains
Thanksgiving day was an ideal
day and was observad here in vari
ous ways as appealed to the indi
vidual. All of the stores and public
buildings were closed. Many of the
homes were made happy by the
homecoming of the college boys
and girls and there were many din
ings. Io the morning a beautiful
union service was held in the Lu
theran church', Dr. A. T. King
preaching the sermon and a collec
tion was taken for the orphanage.
In the afternoon a game of foot
ball was held between Johnston and
Waynesboro, Sa., the score being
13 to 0 in favor of the former.
Mrs. W. P. B. Kinard, Miss Ce
cile Kinard, Pref. John Landrum
and Mr. Dorer of Greenwood were
guests on Friday in the home of
Mr. M. T. Tamer.
Mr. Staunton Lott of South Caro
lina University spent Thanksgiving
here at his home.
Miss Eula Satcher of Columbia <
college spent the weekend here, i
The Mary Ann Baie chapter, D. ]
of C., met on Wednesday afternoon <
with Mrs. James White and the j
meeting proved a full one, an inter
esting feature being the report of i
the state LT. D. C. convention of i
Aiken given by Mrs. O. D. Black i
and Mrs. White also added what <
most impressed her of the conven- ]
tion. The chapter arranged for the i
annual visit to the county Home
with the Thanksgiving feast, this to
be spread on Friday. The presi
dent stated that Rev. M. L. Kester 1
would again accompany the party J
and hold service. A part of the
east was given by the pupils of the J
first grade of the High School, 1
Mrs. M. A. Huiet being the teacher ?
and it was through her that this r
idea originated. Each pupil brings v
one piece of fruit, bat when gather- j
ed up, makes a generous basket full. s
The chapter also planned to send to s
a veteran who has been confined to
his home, a basket of fruit on ?
Thanksgiving morning. At this v
meeting the titles to the lot owned j
by the chapter were turned over to r
the deacons of the St. John's Lu- s
theran church, the church having 6
recently made the purchase for the ,
sum of *8u0. This lot adjoins the v
church lot and at an early date the [
church will plant out trees ?nd t
otherwise beautify it. \
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot B. Ouzts t
most delightfully entertained last t
Friday evening and their hospitable s
borne was tbe scene of much pleas- a
ute and enjoyment. During the ^
evening progressive rook was play- r
ed and at the end of the game the i
ladies' prize, a work bag, was given x
to Mrs. Aiims Walker and the gen- [
tleman's prize fell to Mr. L. E. t
Stansell. An elaborate repast was j
served. Those present Dr. and Mrs. (
L. S. Maxwell, Mr. and M;s. E. O. ,
Crouch, Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard ,
Payne, Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn,- \
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Stansell, Dr. (
and Mrs. F. S. Williams, Mr. and f
Mrs. Miras Walker, Mesdames i
' Pearce and J. S. Raysor. j
Misses Maud and Gladys Sawyer r
have gone to Statesboro, Ga., to s
visit, Mrs. Lehman Williams. j
Mrs. Raysor of St. Matthews is j
visiting in the home of her father, (
Rev. J. H. Thacher. j
Mrs. E. O. Crouch was the de- j
lightful hostess of the music club .
last Tuesday and there was a full t
attendance, the. membership being .c
25. During the business conducted -
by Mrs. Minis Walker, it was de- <
cided to extend an invitation to Jo- |
septa Hoffman, .who is now spend-; j
ing the winter in Aiken and invite -
him to be the guest of the club and \
give a recital. The club is for a |
short while studying musicians of
foreign birth in America and it was ,
thought a propitious lime to have ]
him come. The program was in
charge of Miss Clara Sawyer and ,
the first number was a splendid pa
per by Mrs. O. D. Black mi "Musi
cians of foreign birth in America
Loeftler, Vogrich, Herbert and
Hoffman.*' Piano selection Lo<jfnVr,
MTH. Minis Walker; piano selection
Vogrich, Mrs. L S. Maxwell; vocal
solo, Mrs. C. P. Corn; "American
conservatories''paper by Miss Sal
lie Hey ward; piano ^erection, ! I ? ?lr j
man, 'Miss Gladys Sawyer; a good
paper un "American cons?rvate-1
Meeting in the Interest of Na
Snrjday afternoon next at 3:30
o'clock Dr. Madison Swadener will
deliver an address at the Baptist
church in the interest of national
prohibition. He is making a tonr of
this section under the direction of
the Anti-Saloon League of America.
Recently while Dr. Swadener was
in Washington, D. C., attending a
convention of the Epworth League
the Washington post had the fol
lowing to say of him: "The event
of the morning was the convention
?ddress by Pr. Madison Swadener.
Dr. Swadener is a man of eloquence,
: a ll, and commanding in bis pulpit
manner. His stirring address yes
terday was enlivened with a series
jf brilliant word picture's, which
seid the close attention of the con
"How many times have I told you
:hat you must not answer me back,
Sorah?" said Mrs. Housekeep.
"Sure mum, an oi ain't answerin
.er back, said Norah, Oi'm .answer
n' ver face.-New York Tune?;
ies," prepared by Miss Sue Sloan,
vas read by Miss Clara Sawyer,
buring the social period the hostess I
erved a tempting repast with coffee
md whipped cream. I
The Emily Gieger chapter, D i
\.. R., met on Saturday afternoon <
pith Mrs. M. E. Walker and a very 1
nteresting meeting was held. The .
ege'nt, Mrs. M. T. Turner, presided j
ind at the roll call the members an
swered with Thanksgiving seuti- (
nents. The chief point of business i
vas concern i ns: the "Old trails and <
?istoric roads." The recommenda- '.
ions of the state regent were i
)ronght before the chapter, one of ?
hese being the marking of the old
rails and flag day, June 14, was '.
nggested as a suitable day to in- 1
mtr'.irate tm's work. The chapter <
viii carry this into execution on the !
nentioned day forming an automo- 1
>ile party and the r< gular meeting t
vhich will fall on this day, will be I
n the nature of a picnic. Doing <
his now is very important as later
he.location may become a matter
)f tradition and possible dispute.
1 pleasant feature of the meeting
vas the report of Mrs. J. L. Wal- 1
cer of the recent conference held in '
Jreernille. This she gave in detail '
md made it interesting and inspir- '
ng. Mrs. Turner also eave some '
joints of interest to the chapter.
The subject for the historical ses- j
lion was "The character of the
Puritans" with the reading "The
anding of the Pilgrim fathers," \
Felicia Hemans). Music, "Pilgrim 1
rathers," (J. Pierpont). Several j
guests were present and during the 1
?ocial period there was a general in- '
;ermingling and while partaking of '
i delicious salad course with coffee
md whipped cream, all enjoyed 1
matting. The hostess was assisted
jy Mrs. Mims Walker and Miss
Lillian Smith. Nasturtiums, the j
chapter flower, (which means pa-1
iriotisra) was used in the decora-;
Misses Elliet and Conya Hardy*
ipent Thanksgiving at their home;
Mrs. Frank Covington has re-'
turned to Atlanta after a visit to ;
her sister, Mrs. B. L. Allen. j
Mr. Joe Jacobs who won thc con-j
sui sh ip at Washington is at homo j
for a few days, ami instead of being!
Bent to Turkey will go to China.
M iss Clara Sawyer spent thc week
end ni Aiken with relatives.
Mr. Henry Jackson and Misses
A: II -, -eli and Olivo Jackson spent
thanksgiving in thc homo of Mr. j
M. W. Clark.
Episcopal Mission. Bazaar by
Guild December 10. Sena
tor and Mrs. Tillman
Return to Washington.
Mr. Coy Etberedge came borne I
from Bamberg for Thanksgiving j
bringing with him a school-mate,
Mr. Saals. In compliment to these
two young men Mrs. S. B. Posey
gave a lovely ctrd party on Satur
day evening and Miss Mary Helen
Harrison entertained at Rook on
Miss Susie Lee Roper came up
from Aiken to spend Thanksgiving,
and to be pr?sent?t a family re
union at the home of her sister, Mri
W. H. Moss.
Misses Emma Bonknight, Maude
Betti*, Dollie Bettis and Bettis
Bonknight went to Columbia on
Wednesday to witness the foot-ball
game between the Citadel and the
Mrs. Wolfe and her lovely little
girls from Orangeburg are guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bettis.
Miss Sallie Mae Tillman was in
New York for the Army and Navy |
ball game. She was joined by Mrs.
C. S. Moore from Atlantic City.
Mr. W. M. Leppard from Colum
bia was a week-end visitor, to our g
Mrs. Lizzie Hughes, Miss Addie ;
Hughes and Mr. S. T. Hughes mo- S
tored to Columbia on Monday.
Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman, |
Mr. Harris and Mr. Luther Jones j
went to Washington on Saturday. s
In the meantime Mr. Vaughn from j
Clemson College has charge of af- j
fairs at the Tillman home.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cooper \
from Belvidere were guests of Mr. J
and Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen on .
We learned with deep regret of
the ae?ih of that gentlemanly g?n- ?.
tleman Mr. Charlie Hammond which ]
occurred at the home of his sister, ,
Mrs. J. W. Munday of Ropers on ]
Wednesday las*.-thus passes away ,
the last of the sons of Maj. Andrew ,
Hammond of New Richmond and ]
the grandson of Col. LeRoy Ham- j
mond of Revolutionary fame. We ,
?xtend our tenderest sympathy to ,
lis sisters, Mrs. Mundy, Mrs.
lames Roper and Mrs. Julia Ham- .
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swearingen ,
mtertained with a beautiful Thanks- .
riving dinner. Among those pres
?nt were Mr. and Mrs. John Cato,
Miss Asbil, Miss Cato from Mond
ia and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph ]
A play entitled "The Microbe of
Love" will be given here by the
best local talent the town affords ,
ju Thursday evening the 16th of
December. Remember the date and .
?ring your best girl. The effect of .
:he Microbe is wonderful and then j
fortunately too it is dangerously j
[Written for Last Week. 1 ?
The past Sunday was Missionary i
Rally Day at Harmony and a great '
jay it was. A laree crowd was in i
ittendauce and the hospitality of <
the Harmony people was again evi
denced in the bountiful dinner they i
served and the cordial greeting they 1
;ave their friends. The principal i
?vent of the day was a lecture f
by Mrs. Bowme of Columbia, cor- j
responding Secretary of the upper i
division of State W. M. S. She is a <
lecturer of State-wide reputation <
ind on this occasion she held her
hearers spell-bound. Mrs. May bin 1
from Columbia was also a visitor at I
the meeting. During their stay I
were guests of Mr. and M ra. An- i
.Miss Sallie Mae Tillman is in
Greenville in attendance upon the
marriage of a college friend. i
Despite thc very inclement wealh- '
er of Thursday last the ladies of the
cemetery association realized inore ?
than tilly dollars from their dinner.
Mrs. Wallace Wipe was hostess
on Tuesday afternoon for thc Jjiz/.ie
Day Guild. It was planned at this
meeting to have a lunchen for the
benefit of the church 6n the 10th of
December. . There will be a bazaar
in con nee? ion with the luncheon at. :
which time many useful articles
suitable for Christmas gifts will be
sold. At the close of the meeting
Mrs. Wise served a Balad course and
Miss White from New York city
wis a guest of Mrs. L. D. Grouch
daring the past week. Miss White
(Continued on Fifth-Page.)
LONE STAR STATE.
ants "Uncle" Iv in Texas. Oil
'Wells Increasing. Mexican
. Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
se^that *'Uncle" Iv Morgan has
moved again. I wish Iv would take
a lotion and come out here. Then
he and I could tish and hunt al! the
week and go to church on Sundays:
I know that he would enjoy it. We
have Sunday school every Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock and preach
ing at ll. Then the B. Y. P. U.
meela at 7 o'clock in the evening
arfd-'preaching is held at 8 o'clock.
This is every Sunday with prayer
meeting on every Wednesday night
at 8;o'clock. I tell you Iv, I am
with the widows and oil maids
nearly all the time and I must say
that I enjoy it. They look good and
talk real nice but, Iv, I can't help
thinking of Jane and the old Parks
ville church where she is, to save
Well, talking of fishing and hunt
ing, they are killing deer, geese and
ducks right along. A man told me
yesterday that he killed 67 ducks
the day before down on the bay.
He said it was nothing to see 500 or
300 in a drove. I have not hunted any,
if I did, I would have to take out a
license. No one can hunt here any
:bing unless he first takes out a li
cense. That is the reason there is
?ip much game here, and I think it
it good law. Only a few people are
abie to hunt. I wish there was such
? law in South Carolina, then the
negro would be out of it and you
would have game. Now, as for fish,
there is just pleuty of them. I went
down to a little stream near here
thai they call a river. It being so
iryJiere, no rain since the 28th of
??this little stream has not run ?
Iwbrih atfo^rt^three'?oiifchV.;^B??^ilf j
nas holes in it ten feet deep and 100
?;ards long. We just set a net about
half way and drive the tish in it. I
aever saw the like of fish. We
caught in one hour and a half one
aundred and four weighing from
ive to eight pounds. Mostly mullet
ind trout. Come ahead Iv, and we
viii go to see Abia your son.
Mr. Editor, the oil wells are get
ing thick around here. One
right in sight of us. They have it
1,000 feet deep now and still going
lown. Everybody seems to have the
)il fever. Renting the right to the
jorapany to sink a well where they
alease and as many as they please
it 37.50 per acre. They still hold
.heir land and farm right on. If the
sompany damages their crop in
linking a well it pays the damage,
tf a man bad negro labor here to
vork, he could make money fami
ng. These Mexicans are no good.
Dan't understand anything they say
sut they surely know where the sa
oons are aud they use them. They
nave no preacher to help them at
ill. My son being the pastor of the
irst Baptist church here, is trying
to get them a preacher and organ
ize them a church. I think they will
soon have their house and preacher.
Then the next step the town is go
ing to do is to hold an eleoJon and
put the saloons out of business,
naking the town a dry town. God
?end the dav for we have so many
iood people here and so many young
meu and boys that are going to ruin
jn account of whiskey. The Gov
ernor's home county went d?y last
week hy over 400. The governor
rieing for local option, he came
lome and stumped the county in
Favnr of local option but they did
:iot hear him and she went dr.y. It
is now thought that the whole state
will follow Bell county. After the
election he tobi them that it now
meant his defeat in the next elec
tion for goveruor. Mr. Editor, J.
want to see this town incorporated
and put the saloons out and the
moving picture shows ont of the
town, anyway on Sunday, and let
the children and young people go
to church. On my way to church I
see just plenty of the children that
ought to bc at church going to the
show. This is sad bul can't be help
ed jus.t now.
The Baptist church here has five
or six deacons and about ten or
twelve Sunday school teachers. They
are the hardest working set of dea
cons and teachers I think I have
1 hardly ever pass a friend on thc
public street unless they compli
Newsy Letter From Edgefield
Graded and High Schools.
The first meeting; of the Edge
field county teachers' association
was held Saturday, November 27.
in the court house. Although there
were very few present, it proved a
most interesting; and helpful meet
ing;. After a few opening: remarks
by the president and Superintendent
Fuller, Mr. Tompkins .made a very
interesting talk on "The duties of
the trustees to the school." In a
brief and attractive manner Mis*
Rainsford told her method of
teaching history rn the high school.
A most excellent paper was read by
Mr. Oopenbaver, hts subject being
"The importance of teaching; Latin
in the public schools." Prof. Long
of the Harmony school discuss
ed the best methods of teaching al
gebra and geometry. Several other
talks were made and the meeting
thrown open for general discussion,
after which it adjourned to meet
again the latter part of January.
The music club met at the home
of Miss Ruth Lyon Friday, Novem
ber 26. Quite a number were pres
ent and the program was thorough
ly interesting. Ruth Lyon, Lyd;a
Brunson, Margaret May and Jeanie
Simkins played instrumental solos,
and several duets were played. A
splendid selection was read by Ly
dia Brunson. A delicious sweet
course was served and the meeting
closed to meet next with Miss Mar
On last Tuesday morning the
students were very agreeably sur
prised to find Dr. Watts and Dr.
Jones present for ehapel. The de
votional exercises were conducted
by Dr. Jones after which a splendid
talk on "Preparedness" was made
by Dr. Watts. I ara sure this will
be a long remembered talk, for
aach student seemeu greatly im
pressed by it. ,
The McDuffre literary society was
Miied t.V tfi?er-*k.f the* f.rcsMint
Monday, November 29, at" 4 o'clock.
A large number were present con
sidering the fact that the society
tiad been postponed several times.
The minutes were read and approv
ed and the roll called. Tho regular
program followed. Current events,
Cleora Thomas. This was a very in
teresting paper, and was made still
more effective by having several
jokes on high school stu
dents mixed in with the regular
news. Reader, Carroll Rainsford;
Recitation, Janice Morgan. This
recitation was given in negro dia
lect and kept the society in a laugh
able mood for quite a while. The
subject for debate was resolved.
'That the president of the United
States should be elected for a sin
gle term of six years." Affirmative,
Edwin Folk, Genevieve Norris.
Negative, Fred Mays. Lvdia Brun
son. These papers were splendid
ind the discussion the liveliest we
ha-e ever had. Pendleton Gaines,
Ruth Lyon and Helen Dorn were
ippointed to act as judges, and
their decision was rendered in favor
af the affirmative. The high school
teachers seemed to ; think it would
be best for us to have a president
and critic from among the students
md the following young ladies
were elected: president, Lallie Peak,
critic, Ida Folk. After the report.
r>f the critic the society adjourned
to meet December 1-3.
School Correspondent. .
ment me on old South Carolina go
ing d.ry. I tell them not to .give the
credit to the men but the ladies. I
tell them that the women of South
Carolina was at the baak of it. I
tell them that when good women
set their heads to carry a point if.
they don't succeed one way they
will try another and I don't believe
they intend to ever stop until they
sret woman's suffrage and prohibi
tion all over the United states, Well
I may have said too much but I
hope I have not. , ...
Well Mr.'Editor, things'S'-em tb
be quieting' down on the borders
among our soldiers and Mexicans
shce Curanza ba* been recognized
by thc United States as tile presi
dent of that government. The
Mexicans here that are able to let
their children, go to school send
to the public schools all mixed up,
but I tell yon there is a heap of
difference in the looks of the two
classes. I d??n't of course gaj any
thing but 1 think the more. It may
bo right but il don't look so to me.
.More in tho future.
J. J. Garnett.
Si ii lon, Tex is.
Corn Show and Harvest Festi
val. Splendid ?Sucee ss. Ex
hibits Highly Cr?dita,
ble. Prizes Given.
The west-side gathered in force
on Thanksgiving day to Parks vi lie's
harvest festival and corn show. The
weather was perfect, the exhibit
was good, the attendance was large,
the judges were expert and entirely
satisfactory in their decisions and
the unanimous feeling is that Parks
ville must have an annual harvest
It had been hoped that a speaker
from Clemson and Mr. P. N. Lott
would have been present to talk
on corn and" do the judging hot
both pleaded previous engagements
probably at the homo festive boards.
Entirely competent judges were
found m Mr. G. *D. Miius and Mr.
S. T. Adams of Clark's Hill and
Prof. L. ?. Lide of Parksville. and
their awards were as follows: 1st
prize of id.00 to Mr. Osborne, 2nd
poize 8? to W. T. Browne, 3rd
prize to R. N. Edmunds.
Besides the corn there were fine
lisplays of butter, preserved and
canned fruits and vegetables and
women's needle work. The prizes
for butter were won by VV. A. Gil
christ and Mrs. A. S. Wilson.
Those for preserves and canne 1
things by Mrs. W. R. Parks and
Mrs. J. M. Buesey, Those for fancy
.vork by Mrs. Lide and Miss Os
borne. The junior prizes for fancy
fork went to Misses Cathleen Parks
md Myrtie Brown. A notable feat
ire of the show was the number of
latch work quilts used in decorating
he school rooms in which tbe ex*
lib-its were displayed. It has been
luggested that a most interesting
ihow could be made of this distinct
er home industry of the south from
jar? grandmothers* day to the pres- *
In the evening the yoong people
inder the leadership of Miss Os
jorne gave an entertainment to a
srowded house. The young school.
mild re n most capably trained by
heir teachers Misses Steele and
?erguson gave a number of recita
ions aud dialogues. These were
endered by Mrs. Self and Miss
kathleen Parks, fortune telling by
i Gypsy queen and the Sultana of
Zanzibar and a cake voting for the
jretty girls of the village. The
fiends, admirers and backers of
he helles of <he village rallied to
heir sppport and there was a lively
;ontest. To avert a run on the banks
ind secret hoards a time limit was
?et and when the count was made
t was found that Parksville's popa
ar young teacher, Miss Ferguson,
lad won cake and contest.
Altogether Thanksgiving day
.915 is a notable landmark in
r'arks vii le's history and it is conti
lently expected and intended that
t shall be followed by many more
is full of community, good will and
W. W. F.
W C. T. U. Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the W.
U. T. U. will take place on Mon
lay afternoon promptly at three
)'clock at the home of Mrs. W. B.
Dogburn. Every member is urged
o attend as the program will be of
Mrs. R. C. Padgett will meet
iach member at the door and get
he standing for model membership
io let each one be OL time.
Each member is asked to bring
lome article of clothing or food for
he Door of Hope in Columbia,
hat a nice Christmas box may go
o these unfortunates. ..This is oar
mnual shower for the Door of
The devotions will be in charge
>t Mrs. J. W. Peak.
The program will be the ac
?ounts of the national convention
u Seattle and the western trip by
Mrs. Tillman and Mrs. Tompkins.
Every member is requested' to
iring their year books, as they will
je used in this last year's pro
gram of the y jar.
Mrs. F. M. Satterwhite, formerly
\li.Hs Bramfield, missionary of
Edgefield association in Horse
UiV'-k Valley now ol' Perry, Iowa,
will be present ?nd will make " The
Christmas spirit" the su.bject of a
Mrs. .J. L Muns, Pres.