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VOL. 80 . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1916
Masonic Banquet. Mr. and Mrs.
Turner Entertain. Week of
Prayer Observed. Mar
riage at Parsonage.
One of the moat beautiful banquets
ever held was that of last Thursday
evening, given by th? Masons of
Kadosh lodge 181. The spacious
hall was beautiful in its decora
tions, and in one end, a reception
room was fitted up where all gath
ered previous to the banquet. The
banquet table where covers for 135
were laid was artistically arranged,
the color scheme carried out being
blue and white, this being the blue
lodge. Over the center of the table
was suspended the emblem of the
order against a back ground of
blue. The table was outlined with a
broad runner of blue with fern
leaves and white roses, lillias and
narcissus being'the other decorations
used. An elaborate supper of turkey
with all its accompaniments, ham,
salada, celery, pickles, bread sand
wiches, crackers, coffee, etc., with
a variety off ruits, was served. La
ter, with Mrs. J. W. Cox as toast
master, several toasts were had. AH
enjoyed hearing from Mr. W. T.
Hundley, now of Rome, Ga., who
was a charter member of tnis lodge.
Rev. J. H. Thacker spoke upon the
relation of the lodge to church,
and Rev. M. L. Kester alsu gave
some bright and happy thoughts.
Mr. S. J. Watson chose as his sub
ject "a singing heart." All were
greatly enjoyed and encored.
Miss Virgie Courtney has return
ed from Blackville where she visit
Miss Geraldine Kammer.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Crouch of
Murfresboro, Tenn., will spend the
month of January here. Mrs.Crouch
is pleasantly remembered as Miss
?Lula Mae Oxner.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Crouch en
tertained a few friends with a de
lightful dinwifir r*w?fiiitlr. " ^_ ?
Miss Elberta Bland has returned *
from Vidalia, Ga., where she acted
as maid of honor in the Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner en
tertained with a dinner on Tuesday
evening in compliment to Rev. W.
T. Hundley who is visiting in their
home. Others present were Prof.
Addison Lynch of Birmingham,
Ala., Dr. ?. T. King, Prof. and
Mrs. W. F. ScDtt, Dr. and Mrs.
F. L. Parker and Mr. J. C. Lewis.
After dinner some delightful music
Miss Maud Nickerson spent the
week-end at Meeting Street with
Mrs. Smyly Stevens.
Last week was observed as a
week of prayer by the women of
the Baptist church and their offer
? ing will reach Silo when all is
gathered in. The Rojal Ambassa
dors had Friday set aside for them,
and the amount of their gifts was
tlO. The other two societies, Y.
W. A., and G. A., have not as yet
gathered in all of the envelopes.
On last Saturday morning Mr.
James Edwards and Miss Mary
Sawyer were married at the Baptist
parsonage, Dr. A. T. King per
forming the ceremony and the hap
py affair was witnessed only by a
few relatives. Immediately after
wards several automobiles carried
the bridal party over to Trenton
where they boarded the midday
train for Florida where they will
spend two weeks. The bride is the
youngest daughter of Mr. John
Sawyer and ia a sweet and winsome
young woman and the groom is one
of the young business men of the
Mrs. Moyer, the mother of Mrs.
Luther Moyer died last week at her
home in Langley. Mrs. Moyer was
at her bedside when she died and
other relatives from here attende i
Mr. Alvin McLenna of Newber
ry has been here for a short visit.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children
ave gone to Spartanburg to visit
he former's mother, Mrs. Dorn.
Mrs. Heyward of Barnwell is the
ue-t of her daughter, Miss Sallie
Mrs. T. R. Denny, state record
g secretary W. C. T. U., is in re
eipt of 500 copies of the recent
onvention held at Allendale, and
ese she hopes to mail to the vari
us unions during next week.
The monthly \V. C. T. U. meet
g will be held Friday afternoon
the home of Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Dr. A. T. Ki?g left on Saturday
Newsy Letter From Edgef?eld
Graded and High Schools.
I am sure no one enjoyed the
Christmas holidays more than the
school children and the only sorrow
was the thought of school opening:
again on the third. Now that we
are back at work, let as go to it
with a will always accompanied by
a smile, even if school does last un
til the fourth of June.
. On Friday night, January 7,
1916, Miss Helen Dorn entertained
the senior ciass of which she is a
member, very royally. The spacious
hall and parlor were artistically
decorated in pink and green, the
class colors; and, although the
weather was very unpleasant outside
the'guests forgot about it in their
excessive enjoyment. The amuse
ment for a time consisted in a con
test entitled, "Lovers in the kitch
en." The lucky couple was Anua
bel Saunders and Glover Tomp
kins, the prize being a dainty hand
embroidered towel. " The booby
prize which was a apooon fell to
Harrison Parks. After this several
very amusing games were played,
and then the hostess ushered the
guests into the dining room, a per
fect labyrinth ot flowers, where a
most delicious salad course and
sweet course was served^ When we
speak of a senior, we think of a
person who is too dignified to
laugh, but I can assure you thai:
these seniors laid aside their digni
ty, gave vent to their feelings and
enjoyed themselves as much as a
set of "rats" would have done.
All the teachers of the graded
and high school are delighted to
see the interest which the student*
are taking in a set of new encyclo
pedias purchased by Mr. Lyon. This
is a very valuable set of books and
(he improvement in the students
from the use of them can readily
The music club met with Miss
Margaret May Monday afternoon, j
January 10. All members were J
?nusual^ntlSilt'.11 TbreTo1^he~mo8t t
enjoyable numbers were instrument- (
al solo?? by Misses Margaret May, ,
Helen Dorn and Ruth Lyon. After .
the program a delicious sweet course
was served. ?
On Wednesday morniug, January
19, the ladies of the ?J. D. C. are
going to have some special exercis- ,
es in connection with the regular j
chapel exercises at the high school. (
This celebration is given in memory j
of Lee aud .1 ackson, and will be one
of interest as well as value to the
students. The public is cordially in
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Old 96 District Chapter, D.
A. R., will hold their meeting this
month with Mrs. Bettis Cantelou on
Tuesday afternoon the |18th, at
C:30 o'clock. This being the first
meeting of the new year we hope to
have a full attendance.
Mrs. X. G. Evans, Regent.
morning for Florida where he will
be a short while.
Mrs. P. |B. Waters returned on
Sunday evening from University
hospital Augusta, where she has
been for six weeks. Her friends will
be delighted to know that she is
much improved in health.
With the new year, the mcsio
club took up the study of the life
of Ethelbert Nevin, and a delight
ful afternoon was spent in the home
of Mrs. Thomas Hoyt. The music
rendered was all compositions cf
the master. After a life sketch by
Mrs. Leon S tansell the following
was given: Piano solo, ''The rosa
ry," Mrs. G. D. Walker; vocal so
lo, "Love and the rose,"-"The
rosary," Mrs. C. P. Corn; "Bar
corolle," Mrs. L. E. Stansell; "Nar
cissus," Mrs. Mirna Walker; vocal
solo, Mrs. James White; "Nevin's
idea of a night in Venice," Miss
Zena Payne; "The gondola," Miss
Emma Bouknight. While enjoying
awhile soeially tae hostess served
frozen pineapple cream and Lady
Misses Maud and Gladys Sawyer
have gone to Georgetown to spend
the remainder of the winter in the
home of their brother, Dr. Olin
Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Allen spent
last week in Greenville at the bed
side of the latter's brother, Mr.
Coleman. For several days he was
in a most critical state, suffering
from blood poison.
Bright Edgefield Boy Writes
Interesting Letter. Second
Term Begun. New Y. M.
C A. Building.
If you see fit to give me some
space, I will attempt to write a few
lines for your good old paper.
All of the boys that are coming
back for the remainder pf the ses
sion have arrived, and you oan im
agine what we have been doing this
week. Each of us has been rela
ting to our best friends and pals
what a grand time we had during
the holidays, and each one declares
that he has had the nicest time.
After this week we all will begin
the second term proper and lay aside
the pleasant recollections that we
have in mind now of the past holi
days. But some thoughts will be
impossible for we . Clemson boys to
lay aside, and those are about our
best girls, whom we spent many
pleasant hours with while at home.
This is leap-year now though, and
possibly we won't have to write so
many letters to the girls, as they
will write us. We had good news
from our sister college, Winthrop,
during the past week. The girls
over there said it was their year
now and they could afford to write
a good many letters. Now watch
the letters flow to Clemson for the
remainder of the session.
We have lost a good many boys
during the holidays. Almost every
section marcher of the under-class
men is carrying a card to be sign
ed by the different professors to get
an honorable discharge for some
one who dropped out during the
holidays. We certainly miss some
of our classmates who were so un
fortunate as no*- to come back. We
miss them almost as much as when
a member of the family at home
goes j>ff for "^vnH^g^ flfjiftlfi, .aa
I'residenl Higgs said, ''some of
;he under classmen's work during
,he first term bas not been so satis
factory as those of the preceding
; wo or three years." This ineffi
ciency is probably partly due to
inefficient preparation in the home
jchool. A student makes a great
mistake in undertaking collegiate
ivork before he is prepared for it,
t>y doiug so he is over-worked most
jf his time and disappointed by
Failures a good many times.
Well, I believe about the latest
ind newest thing for Clemson is
the new Y. M. C. A. building,
which was opened for inspection by
the students and all of the residing
people on the hill, Friday afternoon,
January 7. I feel sure it came up
to and above every one's expec
A movement was put on foot to
get this handsome new building a
little over a year ago. Mr. Roce
feller donated $50,000 towards this
handsome new building upon condi
lion that the resident members and
students would raise $25,000, which
was soon raised. The building was
begun early last spring. Mr. Coth
ran of Greenwood had the contract.
He is an old graduate of Clemson.
The building is said to be one of
the most modern of it's kind in the
country, and in a few weeks I guess
it will be one of the most modernly
equipped also. Ie contains four
floors including the basement In
the basement is a modern resturant
and soda fountain. Now you can
easily imagine how we boys will
enjoy eating for a few weeks, or at
least until we become broke.
I believe this is all of the news
with us at the present, and I don't
want to impose on the good nature
of your readers now, hence I will
draw to a close for this time.
Best wishes and new year greet
W.D. O. Jr.
Bishop Querry Coming.
Next Sunday morning at Trenton
at ll o'clock, and Sunday night at
Edgefield in the Episcopal church.
The Bishop is too well known in
Edgefield to require more than a
simple announcement of appoint
ment to have a large audience. On
Sunday night moreover it will be
a united service of all the churches,
and all will be cordially weloome.
The hour is 7:30. The bishop will
meet with the church officers after
each service for a conference.
1 COLD SPRING.
Modlern School Building Com
pJeted. Mr. Ernest Quarles
Jarging Store. Rehoboth
Church Caught Fire.
Yesterday, Sunday, was the cold
est day- of the season. There was
goc^.^congregation at Rehoboth
istMthe pastor began to read
scrippife, the church was discover
ed tofbe on tire, having caught from
a ?eXr.?ve flue. It was but a few
momeii|.6'befure several of the yoong
raen^ere on top of the house pull
ing dff'ithe shingles that were bu in
ing. jfitthe same time everythin
in thej^buse was removed. It was
not lo&g before the fire was all out
then th]d congregation returned to
the church. A conference was held
and ?rohey was raised to recover
the church and todo other repairs
It wa* beautiful to see how cheer
folly ail ijgave. If the weather is
favorable by Saturday night all the
repairs'will be completed. There
never l^?d a better people than
those Rehoboth people.
Airs.;"Carrie Freehnd and Mies
Martha Strom are on the sick list in
Th<j B*. Y. P. U. w as reorganized
here yesterday. Prof. Truluck was
elected' Pres., Miss Lola Young,
Vice Pres., and Miss Maud Smith,
Mr. Kirnest H. Quarles is hav
ing his store room overhauled and
The trustees of our school are
having ^concrete steps put to the
school house. When the steps are
finished, the new school house will
be completed. We now have the
prettiest and most competent sohool
heuse in ?he county. Come and see,
then you will be convinced.
The school building at Rehoboth
has been/repaired and painted which
rg^?M??&k-0 it9 looks. Paint and
i&flfi&MMHN^ I^-^J>r> tV'vJ) vt tb?
looks " or a place. I have often ^
wondered Why more farmers do not ^
have their homes and barns painted
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of -the Edgefield associa
tion will convene with the Republi- ~t
can church on Saturday before the t
nth Sunday in this month. .
The Woodman will hold their t
regular meeting Saturday evening j
at7 o'clock before the 4th Sunday t
in this month. We hope to see a
full meeting. The officers will be \
McCormick County. | \
Columbia, Jan. 10.-The new
county of McCormick won out be
fore the state board of canvassers
The board dismissed the protest
filed on behalf of Greenwood and
Abbeville counties and upheld the
legality of the election creating the
new county of McCormick out of
portions of Edgefield, Greenwood
and Abbeville counties. The oppo
nents of the new county will appeal
from the decison of the state board
to the courts, it was announced here
Announcement of the decision in
the McCormick county case was
made to-day by R. M. McCown,
secretary of state, and chairman of
the state board of canvassers.
Program of Teachers' Meeting.
The county teachers' association
will meet in the court house Satur
day, January 22, beginning at
eleven o'clock. The public is cor
dially invited and all trustees are
urged tJ be present
1. "Teaching English in the
third grade," Mrs. L. C. Latimer.
2. "How to teach Beginners
Arithmetic," Mrs. G. N. Ennett.
3. "Science in the high school,"
Miss Gertrude Strother.
4. 1 'Athletics in the public
school," Prof. H. W. Scott.
5. "Field day for Edgefield,"
Profs. W. F. Scott, C. I. Truluck,
W. T. Prescott, Mrs. W. C.
Tompkins, Miss Sara Stevens.
6. Report of committees. *
T. J. Lyon, Pres.
County Teachers Association.
Crawford-You seem to think
your wife the most unreasonable
woman in the world
Crabshaw-You see I mortgaged
the house to buy her an auto, and
now she wants me to raise money
on the car to purchase Christmas
Concerning Report of Board of
Charities and Corrections.
"The greatest need of our county
institutions is a deepened interest,
intellect, aggressive, sympathetic,
on the part of the local public," the
State Board of Charities and Cor
rections asserts in regard to jails,
chaingan&rs and almshouses in its
first annual repoit to the general
The institution officials nfed sym
pathetic help, the report continues,
and many of them wise guidance.
Captions criticism may effect spas
modic improvements, but intellect,
continued co-operation will yield
more. These officials are at fault a
good many times; they get into ruts,
they neglect, they become hardened,
and they need the spur that comes
from public inquiry.
In its report the board sounds a
warning lest the interest taken by
the public in jails,, chaingangs and
ilmshouses become more sentiment
al unproductive sympathy for the
prisoners, convicts, or paupers. The
board declares that sympathy for
:hese classes has its place as long as
society permits the existence of
conditions of which they are so
largely the product; but unless this
sympathy leads to constructive, ag
gressive steps to better conditions
ander which the prisoners, convicts
ind paupers live, it9 very useless
?ess condemns it.
It is one of the primary functions
>f the local committee of visitors
.bat the board is appointing in ecch
jouncy to awaken public interest in
.he county penal and charitable in
itiations be visiting themselves and
akiug others to visit them. The,
nembers of the local committee of
visitors in Edgefield county will be
Elsewhere will be found the for-,
tn?-'. "1^iui-.em?ar of th?; engage
a?nt oi J?idsj^sep^o arianswoic?
(Voodsou and Mr. Walter H. Mc
donald, ana sincere and cornial
lougratulations will be showered
ipon these two young people.
Miss Woodson is tile daughter of
Ars. Agatha Abney Woodson and
lie late .Prof. J.'. E. Woodson. On
1er mother's side ot the house Miss
rVoo?sou descends trom tile dis*
?inguished South Carolina Abney
amity, and from her father, one ol
fie old first families of Virginia.
5he is extremely pretty, and one ot
,ne most channing giris in tue city,
blight and clever in mind, spark
ing in manner, cordial aud sweet
,o every one. Miss VV oodson is ad
mrea by all wno know uer, boin
foung and old.
Mr. McDonald is one of the most
fitted and most brilliant young
nen at tue Augusta uar and one
tvhose friends are numbered only
->y his acquaintances. When only
L3 years oid he had the supreme
nisfortune to lose the sight ot both
jyes. Most boys would have given
ip all hopes of a professional ca
reer in the lace of such au insupera
ble obstacle, but Mr. McDonald re
fused to listen tu any discourage
ment and graduated first lroin the
school for the blind in Macon, and
then trom the Pennsylvania scnool
tor the blind. From there he went
io the University of Georgia, where
ne graduated from the law school
there. He entered the Augusta bar
a year ago last J uly, and has al
ready proved his especial fitness lor
this profession, and has given un
mistakable evidence of the success
that is sure to be his. His fiancee
had taken up the study of trained
nursing, but gave it up to study
law in Mr. McDonald's oltice iu or
der to be of service to him m his
profession. The marriage will be a
quiet wedding about the middle of
February, the exact date to be an
nounced later.-Augusta Chronicle.
Lawyer-I say, doctor, why are
you always running us lawyers
Doctor (dryly)-Well, your pro
fession doesn't make angels of men,
Lawyer-Why, no; you certainly
have the advantage of us there, doc
Mother-I hear that Harry Smith
is the worst boy in school, aud I
want you to keep as far away from
him as possible.
Tommy-I do, ma. He is always
at the head of our class.
Many Suffering From Epidemic
of Grip. Making Quilt For
Orphans. Visitors Come
Several days of our new year
have passed, but not so many, bot
what we may still say happy new
year and may it be a healthy and
prosperous year for every one. So
far we have had some lovely weath
er but Saturday and Sunday were
somewhat cold. As a doctor said on
Friday, "mighty good pneumonia
weather." Dr. R. L. McKie's whole
family except the doctor and Miss
Marjorie, have been in bed 2 weeks
with the grip and now the baby.
Lois, has pneumonia. There seems
to be a great deal of grip all around
us. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bunch, Mr,
and Mrs. Milton Barker have been
sick with it but are up again: This
seems to be a very malignant type
of grip. It is raging in North Aa*
gusta also in Augusta. Just here we
were rejoiced to see Miss Carne
Ransom on tho street Saturday
while in town. Also we met Miss
Beatrice Stevens who reports a
most delightful visit to Tennessee, a
glorious Christmas. Says she is go*
ing again in the good old summer
Since our last writing we amend
ed the W. M. U. meeting at Mr.
L. W. Reese's. Had quite a nice
gathering, every one in good spirits
with the Christmas oheer. Decided
to have our next meeting Thursday,
the 20th at Mrs. Ellie Briggs' sod
take a lunch and quilt the orphan's
quilt that the ladies have made the
squares for. We hope to have a
full attendance so as to get Ute
quilt finished that day.
We wjre grieved to lose our
neighbor and friend, Mrs. Ivy De
Laughter and do . sympathize mott
deeply with Mr?. DeLaughter and
hi*"DOOK 'itt!* children. Oh. he?
death wa? certainly sad.
We were" so glad to hear that.
Mrs. Lilly DeLaughter decided not
to move back over in her borne
place in "the corner" Mi's Ivy De
Laughter's death decided her not to
move back here which we think is
Mr. and Mrs. John DeLaughter,
Jr., visited Mrs. DeLaugbter's
aunts, the Misses Lanier, and Mrs.
M. H. Shaw, also attended her
auut, Mrs. Ivy DeLaughter's funer
al and went on to Belvedere to vis
it ber father, Mr. James Matthews,
and sister, Mrs. Burton, returning
home the 2nd of January.
Mr. Herbert Bunch returned on
December 30, from a most delight
ful visit of a week to his cousins,
the Ushers of Quitman, Ga. He re
ports that to bd a rich country and
gives credit to the farmers for being
more industrious than in our sec
tion. He saw plowing going on all
along the railroad up until sun down
on Christmas eve. Monday morning
thej were at it again as though it
were planting time in spring. Says
the people have nice homes, farms
are well taken care of and almost
all have from one to two or three
machines whioh goes to show they
are well off. The roads are like
streets. Beautifully graded, rolled
hard and drained to perfection. Be
ing highly delighted with the peo*
pie and country, Mr. Bunch says be
would like to visit there in the
spring. It is just 8 miles from the
We were sorry to hear of the ill
ness of Mrs. Sam Gardner, Sr., also
Mr. Hugh Gardner and hope they
will soon be up again, also Mn.
Lew Reese and Mrs. Luther Reese.,
Hope Miss Lena Lanham has got
ten well enough to return to Coker
college ere this. We hope Mrs. Sal
lie Bunch will soon be well again*
Bond Issue Practically Wasted,
Only five or six years ago Marion
county issued $100,000 worth of
bonds and with the money built a
system of roads which were ac
claimed among the best in the state.
Yet the Marion Star reports that
these highways are being ruined
from pure neglect. That is the troub
le generally in th,ese matters. There
is no use to spend money building
roads unless some systematic plan
is devised for keeping them in con
dition. If the legislature will pro
vide for a state highway commis
sion such a pian will be forthcom
ing.-News & Courier.