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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19*5
College Boys and Girls Arriving
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Cele
IC. of P. Rally Day.
Wiih the arrival of the coll?ge
boys and girls everything seems
brighter and happier and even thc
town seems to have taken on new
life. From Converse college, Misses
Annie Crouch and Antoinette Den
ny; Winthrop, Misses Helen Lewis
Fannie Pratt Andrews and Essie Ly
brand; Coker college, Misses Lottie
Bessie and Isabel Bean, Bessie Ford
Turner, Mary Lucia and Elise Mob
ley and Hallie White; Bliss electri
cal school, Washington, D. C., W.
Wallace Turner and Fletcher
Horne; South Carolina University,
Staunton Lott and Guy Horne;
Wofford, Roland Ouzts and Everet
Herlong; Clinton, John Fleming
Marsh; Citadel, Mark Toney.
Miss Mary Edwards and Mr.
James Culbreath were married last
Thursday afternoon at the home of
the bride's brother, Mr. Elzie Ed
wards. The affair was a simple out
beautiful one and was witnessed on
ly by the relatives. Rev. Carson
performed the ceremony. After con
gratulations, the happy couple left
tor their home which is in the Beth
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Walton cele
brated their golden wedding last
Tuesday and they had with them on
this glad occasion, their brothers
and sisters with their families and
the day was happily spent. Among
the guests was Mr. Caleb Walton a
brother of Mr. Walton who is 84
years of age. A regular wedding
feast was served and in this was seen
the ski! 1 of this housekeeper . In the
afternoon the hours passed quickly
with reminiscences. May this hon
ored couple live to celebrate their
On new year's day" Mr. and Mrs.
O. S. Wertz will celebrate their
golden wedding, and Christmas day
Capt. and Mrs. P. B. Waters will
celebrate their golden wedding.
On last Tuesday the JL of P. ob
served State rally day, and that eve
ning a called meeting was held and
first, degree work was done, and
later the members enjoyed a talk by
Dr. D. H. Frontis of Ridge, who is
one of the charter members of this
lodge. There were also present five
other charter members, Messrs. C
D. Kenny, Jeff Wright, W. M.
Wright, W. H. Privet and E. L.
Yonce. During the latter part of
the evening an oyster supper was
Mrs. Eleanor Ivy has returned
from Greenwich, Conn., after a few
months visit with her daughter,
Mrs. E. A. Schnell.
Dr. Trotter and family of Wards
have moved here, and are domiciled
in the Cox dwelling on west main
Mr. Mark Cox has gone to New
Mexico to spend the remainder of
the winter mouths.
Mrs. Edwin Mobley and Master
James have gone to Au burndale,
Fla., to spend the holidays in the
home of the former's father, Mr.
A. J. Mobley.
Thoroughly delightful was the
recent meeting of the New Century
Club held with Mrs. C. D. Kenny
and the writers under discussion
gave a pleasant hour, these being a
group that have been made famous
by one poem and were Nancy Wake
field, Doem, "Over the River;" Eli
za Cook, 'The Old Arm Chair;"
Emma C. Willard, "Rocked in the
Cradle of the Deep;" Elizabeth Al
len, "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother;"
Marie LaCoste, "Somebody's dar
kling;" Lady Dufferin, "Lament of
the Irish Emigrant;" Jane Taylor,
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star;"
Frances Mace, "Only Waiting;"
Ethel Lyn Beers, "All is Quiet
Along the Potomac To-night:'* Ju
lia Ward Howe, "Battle Hymn of
the Republic." The last mentioned
writer helped to organize the first
woman's club in America, the New
England Woman's Club, this also
being one of the oldest clubs in the
world. From this New Eugland
club has grown the great net work
of clubs, which like a beneficent
railway system ol thought and good
will penetrates every nook and
corner of oar country. In the*e
clubs is found the immense power
1 which sympathy exercises in bring
ing out the best aspirations of the
woman nature. The poems of the
Entertainment at Ropers.
On account of sickness in the
conlmunity, the entertainment that
was to have been held at Ropers
several weeks ago for the benefit of
ihe school had to be postponed.
Elaboiate plans are being; made for
holding; this entertainment on De
i comber 2S. Lunches will be sold to
i the highest bidder in boxes and snp
. per will also be sold to those who
are uhable to secure any of the box
, es. There will be several attractive
. features that will afford pleasure
( for all who attend. The entertain
. mont will be given in order to nise
, funds with which to make much
needed repairs on the school build
ing. The Christmas spirit will pre
. vail and all who attend will enjoy
it to the fullest extent. We '?rust
that the teacher, Miss Emmie Lan
ham, and those who are assisting
will be abundantly rewarded for
their efforts by realizing all of the
money that is needed for the school.
We feel confident that the enter
tainment will be largely patronized.
writers, which had been set to music,
were sung by some of the members.
After this program had been en
joyed, and during the intermingling
of the members and invited guests,
the hostess served a tempting re
The division circle meeting of
the Ridge association which was
held with the Ward Baptist church
last Saturday was a spiritual and
heart-to-heart meeting, and those
that braved the weather minded it
not after such a day. The opening
devotional was led by Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher, who spoke upon the theme
of God's love for us, usiog John
3:10 upon which to base her re
marks. Reports were heard from
all the churches, and there seemed
to be a note of encouragement along
all lines. Mrs. T. H. Posey gave a
splendid paper on the "Christmas
Offering,'' and in thi?_jiha brought
ou', some beautiful thoughts. Mrs.
Cannada presented the Edisto acad
emy, telling of their work and their
plans, and also told of their needs.
At the noon hour a bountiful lunch
with hot coffee was served, followed
by sweets. In the afternoon Mrs.
Qannada led the devotional, her
tneme being "Ocr Love for God."
She also gave some of her experi
ences in Brazil, where she was a
missionary seven years. Mrs. L. C.
Latimer gave a full report of the
State VV. M. U. convention. Mrs.
I W. J. Hatcher closed the meeting
with a praise and prayer service, ali
Misses Jessie and Lola Wilson of
Anderen will spend the holidays
in the home of their uncle, Mr. O.
Mrs. Ollie Hamilton of Middle
brook, Va , will arrive on the 28th
to spend awhile in the home of her
mother, Mrs. A. C. Mobley.
Mr. Lewis Blount and family
have moved to the Bacon farm.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Boyd have
gone to Charlotte to spend the holi
The sacred concert that was to
have been had on Sunday evening,
December 20, has been postponed
for a short while as the choir direc
tor, Mr. Boyd, and several of the
members of the choir will be out of
town for the holidays.
Mrs. Lona White Ivy and Mr.
Knight of Hephzibah, Ga., were
married last week at Greenwood.
The bride is pleasantly remembered
both here and at Edgefield, having
resided in both towns.
Mrs. Pollard died at her home
near Rocky Creek church on Satur
day, and was buried at the burying
grouud at Bethlehem on Sunda;,
morning. Mrs. Pollard has for a
long time been identified with this
community, and will be greatly
missed. She leaves a large family
of children all grown to maturity.
The preliminary survey for water
works for the town is bein^; made,
and the movement may be success
ful, as there is added interest, the
mayor and council being backed by
many who have the interest? of the
town at heart.
Mrs. Harriet Kenny is quite ill
at the home of her niece, Mrs.
James White. A few days ago she
suffered a fall which her physicians
pronounced a forerunner ol paraly
sis, and being at an advanced age
her condition is serious.
We have given our center coun
ters to Santa Claus. Here you will
find many toys for the children.
D. A. R. Meeting
One of the most interesting- meet
ings of the D. A. R. yet held, was
the one which took place on Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillman the ho?tess.
The special subject of the occa
sion wa? "The Indians," and the
program as appears in the year
book was carried out.
Mrs. J. R. Tompkins sang that
beautiful selection, "In the land of
the sky blue water," and Mrs. Shan;
nonhuuse revived old memories by
singing that old time Indian melody,
"The bine .Tani?ta:" "
A statement concerning "Oate
ehee, the Indian maiden," was made
by Mrs. J. R. Can tel ou, the authen
ticity of this story never having
been fully established or refuted.
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou read a de
lightful paper on the ''Indians and
their relation to the early settlers."
Mrs. Tillman gave some very in
teresting incidents of her trip over
the original trail this fall in going
to Seattle and of the Indians, the
Ho oe, Navajo and other tribes seen
at the Grand- Canyon and in Arizo
na. She also exbibitited a number
of pictures of places grown great
and powerful which were once only
Indian trading ports in the great
Refreshments of block fruit cake,
cream and coffee, and Charlotte
Russe were served,
F. A. M.
Y. W. A. Meeting.
Mrs. C. J. Dennis, the enterpris
ing and popular leader of the Young
Woman's Auxiliary entertained that
organization very pleasantly at her
home on Tuesday afternoon, having
sent out very original post card in
vitations several days previous. A
lovely program was carried out con
sisting of a reading by Miss Ruth
Tompkins, an article on China, the
subject of the.meetiog,by Miss Ruth
Strom; 'Helen's bright ideas," by
Mrs. E. P. Jones and music by Miss
Helen Dorn. Everywhere was beau
tifully decorated in holly and the
colors of green and red, so appro
priate for the Christmas season.
When the program was finished
the Christmas offering was taken up
and the girls repaired to the dining
room, where a most attractive menu
in two courses, salad and sweets,
was served buffett style. The hostess
presented each member of the Y.
W. A. with a beautiful hand-em
broidered handkerchief as a souve
Gen. Gorgas Visita Edgefield
Maj. Gen. William C. Gorgas of
the Uuited Stales army, the man
who made the construction of the
Panama canal possible by the mar
velous improvement o? sanitary con
ditions in the caual zone, returned
to Washington from the Southern
Commercial congress in Charleston
by way of Edgefield, spending Sat
urday afternoon and Sunday morn
ing here with Capt. and Mrs. S. B.
Hughes. Mrs. Hughes is a first
cousin of Dr. Gorgas and originally
came from Alabama to Edgefield,
being Miss Sallie Crawford before
her marriage. While here Dr.
Gorgas also visited other relatives,
Mrs. Elizabeth Adams and Mrs. J.
L. Mims. The distinguished visi
tor lett Sunday morning for the
Penalty Will be Added After
We feel it to be our duty to give
official notice that this year the pen
alty will be added, as provided by j
law, to all taxes Bot paid by Jan- !
uary 1, 1916. Heretofore, it has
been the custom to waive this pen
alty iu this county, but the Comp
troller General has given notice
that it must be added this year as
required by law. Let all taxpayers
take notice that the penalty will be
added as follows: One fer cent for
January, aud if taxes are not paid
on or before February 1, a penalty
of two per cent will be added. Five
per cent will be added trora the
first to the loth of March, after
which date all unpnid taxes will be
collected by the sheriff. Adding the
penalty is not optional with us. The
law forces us to do it.
Jas. T. Miras, Treas.
J. R. Timmerman, Auditor.
For father, brother or gentleman
friend nothing is more suitable than
a stick pin or pair of gold links.
Penn & Holstein.
Parksville's Box Party.
No better tribute could be paid to
the charra and beauty D( the young
?iris of Parksville than the fact
that in spite of wind and rain so
hig a cro'wd of hungry friends and
we had almost . said thirsty admir
ers, but that the old, old days are
past and better ones come, gathered
10 their box party in Woodmen's
hall on the night of Friday the sev
From east and west and north and
souih they came and the bidding
was brisk and the premiums/ were
hig?jjfor the dainties that the'young
ladles had to offer. The only unhap
py people in the gathering were the
unsuccessful and therefore hungry
bidders. Dr. Blackwell made a good
auctioneer and might have become
famous in the profession had he not
chosen rather to follow Escalapiu*.
The cake for the prettiest girl
was bid in for Miss Ruby Stone
with Miss Claudia Barrett a close
second. Mr. Sawyer was the ardent
and:decisive bidder and in revenge
the beys of Parksville voted to him
the "cake for the most homely
man in the crowd, Only as hand
some and substantial a man as Mr.
Sawyer conld stand the doubtful
The proceeds of the .?ale which
were generous will go to Parksville's
welfare association. The next com
mnnit?r affair will be the Christms-s
tree at-the church where every one
large and small will get a present;.
College Boys and Girls.
Almost every train brings in an
other linstall ment of college boys
and girls who have come to spend
the Christmas vacation at home.
Walter Oantelou, Egbert Morgan,
Harry Strom and Rainsford Caute
len have arrived from the B. M. I.,
Miss Gladys Padgett from the G.
W. C., Misa Hejen Tillman from
Hoi 4ftb't Miss Nell Jones from Con
verlevMisst"b&ih?ri?? Mini's ?i-olffir
.Winthrop, Gill Dunovant and John
Mims from Wofford, Arthur and
Gus Tompkins from Davidson, Har
old Norris, Edgar Strother, Goode
Reel, Elliot and Irvin Padgett from
Clemson, Francis Sheppard from
the Citadel, Miss Evelyn Broadwa
ter, Miss Florence Mims, Misses
Lena and Minnie Lanham, Misses
Alma and Emmie DeLoach from
Coker, and Miss Mariou Bailey
Entertainment in Opera House.
The ladies of the Methodist
church have planned to give an en
tertainment in the opera house Mon
day night of next week in order to
raise funds with which to make im
provements on the parsonage. lu
addition to moving picture reels that
will prove to bc of special interest
a varied program will be given,
consisting of vocal and instrument
al music, readings and recitations.
Edgetield's best talent has been en
listed for the entertainment which
assures its success. Let's give the
ladies a large house on this occa
sion, thus aiding in a worthy cause.
For Farm Boys and Girls.
It's an unusual thing for a South
ern paper to announce articles for
publication from secretary McAdoo,
secretary Houston, secretary Lane,
secretary Dauiels, Thomas A. Edi
son, Rear Admiral Peary, Cuamp
Clark, Henry Cabot Lodge, Luther
Burbank, John Burroughs, Senator
Tillman, James Whitcomb Riley
and Lyman Abbott; but all these
.men-and a long list of others
have sent contributions for a series
of "Success Talks" for southern
farm boys and girls in the Progres
sive Farmer during 1916.
Other Progressive Farmer feat
ures include a 52-week "Reading
course in good farmiug," giviug the
boy who cannot go to college the
fundamentals of agricultural science,
and a similar course |for girls under
the heading, "How the wide-awake
girls learned good housekeeping."
Every farmer who has boys or
girls between 10 and 18 ought to
be on the lookout for these articles.
You cannot do much with a man
after he is forty or with a woman
after she admits that she is thirty.
So it is best to work with the chil
dren. I long for the time to come
when water will be no wetter when
we are to go to a temperance meet
ing than a theatre or bridge whist
party. No mau is willing to father
the saloon; it never was mothered!
I -Rev. Anna H. Shaw.
Death of Mr. M. A. Watson, Sr
One by one the Confederate vet
erans are taken from earth's aetivi
ties to take their place in the great
re-union on the other shore. It ap
pears that death breaks their thin
ning ranks with increasing rapidity
as the years pass. The last one to bi
called hence in the county was Mr
Milton A. Watson who died at. hi>
home seven miles north of Edgefield
Monday morning. For more than a
year his health and strength hari
been failing, but not until the pasi
two months was he confined to hi*
home. His Edgefield friends havt
greatly misled him, his enfeebled
condition causing him to fail *1o
make his regular visits to the coun
ty seat. He always had a kindly
smile and cordial greeting for all
he met, his jovial generous nature
causing him to be highly esteemed
by a large circle of friends.
Mr. Watson was a gallant veteran
of the sixties. He was among the
men who turned their backs upon
home and all that was dear, to them
and give themselves to their coun
try, the Southern Confederacy, for
foar years. The men who wore the
gray will never cease to be honored
by the people of this day and the
countless generations that shall fol
low. Mr. Watson was a descendant
of an old and greatly honored Revo
lutionary family who settled in the
Ridge Spring section of Edgefield
district. His only surviving brother,
the Hon. Robert Watson, in the
community where they were reared.
Mr. Watson leaves hts wife, four
daughters, Mrs. J. P. Ouzts, Mrs.
F. L. Timmerman, Mrs. W. R.
Swearingen and Miss Ruby Wat
son, and three sons, M. A. Watson,
Jr., Frank Watson and Sloan Wat
The funeral was held at Berea
church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev.
H. B. White officiating.
Unaon e?d Welcome Service.
The regular monthly union ser
vice wa? held Sunday night at the
Methodist church. The sermon was
preached by the new Methodist pas
tor, Rev. A. L. Gunter, using the
eighth verse of the second chapter
of Ephesians as a text. At the close
of the sermon a welcome service
was held, this being in charge of
Dr. E. P. Jones. The Rev. E. C.
Bailey spoke at some length of the
beautiful harmony that exists be
tween the churches of Edgefield and
closed with avery cordial greeting
to the new pastor from the Presby
terian church. Rev. R. G, Shau
nonhouse brought a message of sin
cere welcome from the Episcopal
congregation, and Dr. E. Pendle
ton Jones spoke for the Baptists of
the community, likewise extending
cordial greetings. In responding, Mr.
Gunter staled that he hoped to be
of service to the entire community
and pledged himself to do his ut
most while in Edgefield to foster
and promote the cordial fellowship
that exists between the Christian
. It is stated that for every dollar
spent for school books in this coun
try, more than two hundred dollars
are spent for cigars and cigarettes.
When a nation spends two hundred
ti m et as much for a thing which is
an injury and a nuisance as it does
for a necessity, is it anv wonder we
have a "hard times" cry? Men
walk the streets looking for a job
and countless thousands ask daily
for charity but they seem to be able
to find money some way for tobac
co, and most of them add booze to
tobacco. If the billions of dollars
wasted in strong drink, and burned
up in tobacco were used for better
purposes, would we not hear less
about ''hara times?"-Selected.
SCIATICA'S PIERCING PAIN
To kill the nerve pains of Sciatica
you can always depend on Sloan's
Liniment. It penetrates to the seat
of pain and brings ease as soon as
it is applied. A great comfort too
with Sloan's is that no rubbing is
required. Sloan's Liniment is in
valuable for stopping muscular or
nerve pain of auy kind. Try it at
once if you suffer with Rheuma
tism, Lumbago, Sore Throat, Pain
in Chest, Sprains, Bruises, etc. It
is excellent for Neuralgia and Head
ache. 25c. at all Druggists. 3
A good pair of Blankets for a
Christmas gift will be appreciated
by any one. )Ve have them at the
New Minister Arrives." Bo?ie
Mpore Marriage. Illness of
Mrs. Sturkey. W. M. U.
On last Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock Rev. Robert R mndtree de
livered a most excellent sermon ia
the Methodist church, hi* scripture
lesson being the eleventh chapter of
St. John's gospel. His main theme
was "Men, are the light of the
world, yet men iove darkness, rath
er ttnn hght." Surely if this able
messenger of God keeps on in the
way be ha-? started with his new con
gregation/ much good will be ac
complished in and around Plum
Branch. Brother Roundtree ex
pects to move here the last of
Christmas week, or the first week of
the new\ year. We welcome this
good man and his wife iti our little
town. We hope by their coming
the ' whole town and community
will be revived in the work of oar
On next Sunday morning at
eleven o'clock, Rev. Geo.. M. Sex
ton v/ill preach his last time to oar
good Baptist people, after which he
will move down in the loaver part
of the State, where he commences
his new work.
Mr. and Mrs. JYR. Bodie extend
to their many friends an invitation
to attend the church-wadding of
their daughter. Nellie, to Mr M oore,
on next Sunday ?morning- in the
Baptist church, immediately after
There will be a Christmas tree ia
the Baptist church on next Wed
nesday night, Deo. 22. This trea
is under the management Of the
Sunday school. They invited th?
school of the Methodist church to
take part, "and this school cheerful
ly accepted tke iuvitatioi and ap
pomtea a committee to comer witt*,
the committee* of the Baptist school,
so everything is working tine. The
exercises for that night will be giv
en by tho Y. W. A. girls, and a few
of the Sunbeam children. Little
children, be good for old Santa will
surely be there with lots of nice
things. While we are happy that
the holidays are so near by, yet oar
hearts are sad as we think of the
continued illness of our friend and
neighbor Mrs. Malcolm Sturkey
who has been in a serious condition
since the night of Thanksgiving.
Our hearts go out in sympathy to
the husband and children of this
good woman in their hour of sad
ness. Surely death itself could not
The W. M. U. ladies of the Bap
tist church held their regular meet
iug on last Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. H. Banks. Al
though the day was gloomy, yet
quite a number of ladies were pres
ent, readily expressing themselves
ready to do anything that was for
the betterment of our worl We
are glad to say that this W. iii. IL
work is gradually growing. The
ladies gave as their thank offering a
fine crate of chickens'^o the Connie
Maxwell Orphanage. The crate
contained twenty-seven fowls. Al
though they were mixed breeds?
they were fat and fine. Don't say
ladies can't work when they set
their heads to, for these ladies
boufiht a nice three hundred dollar
piano for their church on the lota
day of last March and now, every
cent has been paid on it. And
these ladies did not fail in meeting
their apportionments either, for the
various mission causes.
Well, Mr. Editor, we wish you
and yours a merry Christmas and a
nappy New Year.
Plum Branch, S. C.
FOR CHILDREN'S COUGH
You cannot use anything better
for your child's cough and cold
than Dr. King's New Discovery.
Ii is prepared from Pine Tar mixed
with healing and soothing balsams.
It does not contain anything harm
ful and is slightly laxative, just
euough to expel the poisons from
the system. Dr. King's New Dis
covery is antiseptic-kills the cold
germs-raises the phlegm-loosens
the cough and soothes the irritation.
Don't put off treatment. Coughs
and Colds often lead to serious lang
troubles. It is also good for adults
and the aged. Get a bottle to-day.
I All Druggists.