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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 2, 1916 NO.48
Emily Geiger Chapter Held
?i Interesting Meeting. De
lightful Musical. Union
Mrs. W. S. Mobley \*as hostess
for the Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R., on Monday afternoon and
there was the fullest attendance of
any previous meeting. Mrs. M. T.
? Turner, regent, presided, and the
roll call was responded to with bat
tle cries that have given courage,
inspiration and victory. The chief
features of the business session was
"Old trail work," and final arrange
ments for the entertainment under
the auspices of the chapter. Dele
gates to the national congress in
Washington, April 16, were elected.
Mrs. Turner as regent goes as the
representative, and her alternate
y will be Miss Zena Payne. The sub
ject for the afternoon was Bunker
Hill and Mrs. O. D. Black presid
ed during the literary, session. M ins
Mallie Waters gave an instructive
paper on Banker Hill which was
followed by a vocal solo, "The
sword of Banker Hill," by Mrs.
White. "Lafayette's second visit"
was told by Mrs. C. P. Corn, and
Mrs. F. M. Boyd read extracts from
Webster's famous oration. A piano
solo by Hoffman was given by Mrs.
4 W. F. Scott. The hostess was as
sisted in entertaining her eucsts by
Miss Marion Mobley and Mrs. Ollie
Hamilton, and a delightful salad
course was served with coffee aud
Mrs. Octavia Rushton entertained
last Friday with a most delightful
afternoon party, the honoree being
Mrs. Ollie Hamilton. The rooms
were bright and attractive and the
?? breath of spring was in the air with
the many bowls of violets about the
ooms and this color was carried
during ihe afternoon the score
' cards being in violets. After four
double games of rook the honoree
was presented with a cutglass vase
of violet*. Misses Clara Sawyer and
Eva Rushton assisted in serving
ices and cake, the favors being bou
quets of violets.
The rouoical given last Friday
evening in the school auditorium
under the auspices of the D. A. R.,
was a great treat to music lovers
and the program contained many
attractive features. Mrs. R. G.
Shannononhouse, of Edgefield cap
tivated all with her sweet voice and
all were delighted to hear her.
Mrs. P. N. Lott spent the first of
the week in Deering, Ga,, with her
daughter, Mrs. St Julian Harris.
The Apollo music club was en
tertained by Mrs. C. P. Corn on
Tuesday afternoon of this week and
during the busines? session presided
over by Mrs. Mims Walker, plans
for Reciprocity day, February 29,
were made, this date being chosen
so as not to conflict with the ob
servance of the New Century Club.
Mrs. Hardwick Jackson of Augusta
a great promoter in the musical
realm will address the club on this
occasion. Mrs. Jackson is a warm
friend of Josef Hofman and his
^wife, and it was through her that
he consented to appear at the grand
in Augusta. The master for con
sideration this afternoon was Fred
erick Chopin, Miss Zena Payne
leading during this period. "The
life of Chopin," was told by Mrs.
Edwin Mobley, and Mrs. 0. D.
Black read a very comprehensive
paper on Chapin and the music of
"Poland. The music was all of Cho
pin's composition. "Mazurka," Mrs.
L. S. Maxwell; "Polonaise," Mrs.
Mims Walker; "Nocturne," Miss
Emma Bouknight; vocal solo, Miss
Clara Sawyer; "Etude in G flat,"
Miss Sallie fcleyward. After a pleas
ant musical contest the hostess
served an elaborate repast. Mrs.
Corn was a sweet and gracious hos
tess and made the meeting a very
Miss Alma Williams of Cleora,
and Miss Sara Stevens who is teach
ing at McCormick, spent a part of
last week in the home of Mr. P. C.
Little Elizabeth King the four
year-old daughter of Dr. A. T.
?King has been critically ill. The
little one hal whooping cough with
ether complications, and for sever
al days was in an unconscious state.
The physicians now entertain some
hope of ber recovery. Dr. King has
been confined to bis bed for the
past week with grip.
There is something more than so
Mrs. Rainsford Makes an Appes
to the Teachers.
The Woman's Christian Tempe
ance Unicn wishes to remind tb
teachers of the county that the tim
for the Annual Essay Contest is i
hand, and hopes to have the co-oj
eration of every teacher and ever
For the first time in the histor
of this work in Edgefield count
the teachers are asked to enter th
The subject for teachers is "Tb
Best Methods of Teaching Temper
ance" (by temperance is understoo<
moderation in healthful things am
abstinence from dangerous thing*)
Markings: The essay shall b
graded entirely upon presentation o
Subjects for pupils fifteen year
and over: "Why Business Men De
raand Abstinence on the Part o
Markings: Essays shall be gradee
three fourths on subject matter, anc
one-fourth on style and grammati
Number of Words: The maxi
mum number of words shall be fif
teen hundred and the minimum one
Subject for pupils under fifteer
years of agc: "What the Businset
World Thinks of the Cigarette."
Markings: Essays shall be graded
one-half on subject matter, one
fourth on style and grammatical ex
cellence, and one-fourth on appear
ance of paper, .which shall include
penmanship and spelling.
Number of Words: The maxi
mum number of words shall be six
hundred, and the minimum three
For teachers' essay, 810.00.
Best essay written by boy or girl
fifteen and over, $5.00.
Second best in this class, $2.00.
Best st say by boy or girl uudec
Second best, *2 00.
All essays must be in by Maroh 20.
The State prize is $5.00 in gold,
and the best essays in this county
will be sent to the State Superin
tendent and be entered in the State
Now is the time to make intelli
gent temperance sentiment, and
there is t.o Letter way than through
the essay contest.
Mrs. T. H. Rainsford.
cial pleasure that draws a member
to her club, for with preparatory
reading, earnest and profitable dis
cussion, real good is done by this
organized effort. Study being a main
factor and the members feeling that
through broader information, they
are gaining something, seldom do
club meetings have a small attend
ance. And so although the weather
of last Tuesday was very inclement,
there was a full meeting in the home
of Mrs. P. N. Lott. During the
business period plans wer*i laid for
Reciprocity day February 22. and
for "Social hygiene day" next
month. Mrs. Burney of Columbia,
a former state president, will be the
guest of honor on the 22nd. An in
teresting group of magazine editors
were taken for disoussiou for the
afternoon, these being Sarah J.
Hale, Mary E. Dodge, Anne P.
Rankin, Mary Mapes Dodge, Katha
rine Glover, Mrs. Frank Leslie,,
Jeanette L. Gilder, Kate Field and
Dora Marsden. After these had
been enjoyed the hostess served a
tempting hot lunch that was at
Rev. T. H. Posey of Seivern was
here during the latter part of the
The union meeting of this divis
ion was held in the Baptist church
on Saturday and Sunday and there
were about 25 delegates present. A
missionary sermon was preached on
Sunday morning by Rev. Rev. A.
C. Baker, pastor of Philippi, the
theme of his discussion being based
upon Acts 16-9. The meeting was
continued through the afternoon
dinner being served at the church.
The erection of the dwelling of
Mr. LaGrone on Edisto street will
begin at an early date.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sawyer en?
tertained on Tuesday evening with
a dinner in compliment to Mr. and
Mrs. James Edwards who have re
ceutly returned from their bridal
tour. Their daughters, Misses Sara
and Georgia Sawyer assisted in
making the time pass happily. An
elaborate repast was served.
Valentine Party Planned Pros
perity Day to be Celebrat
ed. Col. Talbert's New
Editor Advertiser: You have
news from all the conntv around,
why not from Parksville? We peo
ple here are planning for "two in
the near future" events. The
first will be a Valentine party
to be held Friday night ll, at
Woodman's hall, the second a cele
bration of Prosperity day, February
The young people have already
spoken of a scissors party at Mrs.
Watson's to prepare decorations for
St. Valentine's party and the young
er and older people are putting on
their thinking caps to devise proper
means of observing Prosperity day.
You know it is a day in which all
the country is interested. Parks-;
ville wishes her celebration of it to
be creditable and note worth v. Mrs.
Watson is a new coiner from North
Carolina, and lives where Mr. Mose
Robertson used to. She has won the
hearts of the young people and is
not so old, that sh? may not be
counted one of them.
Mr. Jack Osborne and family
have also recently moved here from
North Carolina, and occupy the
Holley house. It goes without say
ing they are welcome in our midst.
Col. Talbert has just finished a
pretty little four-room cottage on
the ferry road. It is so neat and
cozy, it's location so well chosen it
looks just the abode for a pair of
lovers and "love in a cottage" Who
knows what Cupid will do with so
many hearts, darts and loving mis
sives that are 'Lying around these
Lots of sickness about. Every
onejtas or has, had a severe cold orj
grippe. Mr; and Mrs. Garland Bos
well's baby boy "Ronnie" who has (
been so ill with pueumonia is able
to be out again. It has been an anz- !
ious time for the parents and we
are glad their baby has been spared/
to them. i
Parksville, S. C.
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Statement of Southern Railroad's 1
Washington, D. C., Jan. 30.-The ,
results of operation of Southern i
Railway for the month of Deceui- (
ber, 1915, and for the six months ,
of 1915 end?d with December, com- .
pared with the same month and ?
period in 1914 and 1913, exclusive ,
of interest, rentals, and other in- (
come charges were announced to
day by Comptroller A. H. Plant, j
The comparison with 1913 is made
for the reason that in 1914 the ef
fect of the business depression was (
reflected through the revenues of ,
the company. The figures follow: j
Gross Revenue, December, 1915, i
86,198,970, an increase as compared <
with 1914 of $914.722 or 17.31 per
cent., and a decrease as compared ?
with 1913 of $404,222 or 6.12 pel
Operating Expenses, Taxes and '
Uncollectible Railway Revenues,
December, 1915, ?4,090,430; an in- ?
crease as compared with 1914 of 1
864,186 or 1.59 per cent., and a de
crease as compared with 1913 of 1
8503,813 Or 10.97 per cent.
Corresponding results for the six !
months' period are as follows:
Gross Revenue 19l5, $34,376,793," '
an increase as compared with 1914 |
of *1,611,217*or 4.92 per cent., and '
a decrease as compared with 1913
of 82,605,246 or 7.04 per cent.
Operating Expenses, Taxes and
Uncollectible Railway Revenues
1915 824,117,403, a decrease an com
pared with 1914 of 81,704,393 or ,
6.60 per cent., and as compared
with 1913 of 82,755,630 dr. 10.25.
Honor Roll Mt. Zion School.
First grade: Arthar Pritchard.
Second grade: Mildred Pardue,
J. C. Smith.
Third gride: Brontee Padgett,
Sallie Carpenter, Willie Pritchard,
Fourth grade: Retha Padgett.
Fifth grade: Addie Smith.
Seventh grade: Lilias Weeks,
Eighth grade: Curtis Weeks.
Ninth grade: Liller Mae Padgett
Tenth grade: Marie Padgett.
W.C.T. U. Meeting. Superin
tendent J. E. Swearing en
Spoke in Interest of
The W. C T. U. held ita regu
lar monthly meeting with Mrs. D.
Rx Day on Tuesday last. Papers on
tobacco and cigarettes were read
and discussed and several business
propositions W2re considered. At
arv early date the uuion will have a
social gathering at the home of
Mrs. J. D. Mathis at which time
their honor guests will be Mrs.
Fannie Tompkins and Mrs. Mamie
Tillman bf Edgefield. Mis. Day
served a lovely lunch at the close
of the meeting.
MessrBi-Julius Vann, Mr. P. B.
Wise, Miss Maud Moore, Miss Sa
die Long and Miss Orrie Miller mo
tored to Augusta on Sunday after
noon the prime object being to en
joy Andonegui's sacred concert.
Mrs. S. A. Morrall entertained
the Happy Four on Friday evening
last. Cards were enjoyed till ten
o'clock tea when a lovely lunch
with hot coffee was served, other
friend^, having been invited to this
feature and to spend ?the remainder
of th? aveu in g.
Miss Belle Privette from Dar
lington came in on Monday for a
visit to. bereister, Mrs. J. H. Court
ney'.'She has many sincere and ad
miring friends who will give her
a hearty welcome.
Mr. Bettis Bouknight has bad as
a recent visitor Mr. Walter Free
man a college friend from Phila
Mrs.Crouch is still indisposed
and Lias been sick since her return
from her Christmas visit to her
parents at Louisville, Ga.
State Superintendent of Educa
tion John E. Swearingen of
Coin; JBf spoke to a large arid ap
preciative audience in Wise's hall
on Friday afternoon last the princi
pal topic being in the interest of
the new school building that is at
present of such vital importance to
the town and community. Mr.
Swearingen is a broad-minded, pub
lic-spirited gentleman, and be es
pecially anxious for the town of his
childhood and early manhood to
keep pace with the other small
towns.of^our stale, He has long
iince'realized and is able to prove
that nothing so upbuilds and en
hances the valuation of property as
does an up-to-date and well equip
ped school and to secure this we
must necessarily have an adequate
building. During Mr. .Swearingen's
visit at Trenton he was beautifully
?ntertained by Mr. J. M. Vann and
Miss Kate Day. Several fri?ids were
invited to be with him at ainner on
Miss Orrie Sabe Miller entertain
?d the D. A. R., for their regular
monthly meeting on Tuesday, serv
ing a beautiful lunch during the so
sial hour that was enjoyed after the
slose of meeting. .
Mr. Coy Etheredge from Bam
berg came up to spend the week-end
with his mother, Mrs. L. E. Jackson.
Miss Sallie Mae Miller bas had to
abandon her school at Congaree for
the time being and came home on
account of a severe attack of grip.
She is better however and her many
friends are hoping that alie will
soon be well and strong again.
Miss Lula May Penn has gone to
unter school at Columbia. During
ber stay she will be with Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Leppard.
Mr. Cliff Boatwright from Ridge
Spring was the guest of Mr. J. D.
Mathis for the week-end.
The most cordial congratulations
are being showered upon that popu
lar and genial young gentleman
Mr. Chester Sweringeu whose mar
riage to lovely Miss Nannie Cato
of Monetta will be one of the beau
tiful events of the early spring.
Mrs. H. W. Scott has. been a
very great and a very patient suffer
er for the past two weeks caused by
some trouble with her eyes. Apart
from receiving the best medical
service, the attentions from her
friends have been exceptionally
beautiful and tende;. She is show
ered with delicacies and flowers of
the choicest kind, each offering bear
ing messages of love and best wish
es for her speedy recovery.
Dr. T. J. Hunter is a recent pur
chaser of a Saxon. Now with his
car he will be able to give his
suffering friends quicker service
Union Meeting at Republicai
Good Play at Red Hill.
The union meeting at Rep?blica
was largely attended on Saturda
and Sunday. The meeting was vei
helpful. It was ? missionary mee
ing from the beginning to en<
The sermon was preached SuodH
morning by Rev. P. B. Lanhan
which was enjojvid by all. The cu
lection was for home missions.
The ladies of Republican hav
bought and placed in the church
handsome table. So we have t
Republican a beautiful house we
The grain is looking fine. Som
places we see fields of grain th?
have covered the ground.
Some of the young people wen
from here to Plum Branch to th
union meeting. They report a gooi
Don't forget the play at Red Hil
Friday night. The young peopl
have worked hard to get up th
play, so come and see the old maid
changed into pretty young maid.
There was something like this ii
The Missionary World some weeki
ago: Why beholdest thou the ciga
rette that is in thy son's mouth, am
considereth not the cigar that is ii
thine own month*? Or wilt thor,
say to thy son, "Let me pull oui
the cigarette out of thy mouth V
and behold a cigar is in thine own
mouth. Thou hypocrite! First cast
out the cigar out of thine own
mouth, and then shalt thou be pre
pared to cast the cigarette out of
thy son's mouth.
At the meeting of the State Bap
tist convention, held in Greenville
last December, it^was decided to set
apart February of this year for the
churches to take a collection for
ministerial education. So as a rep
resentative of the board of Ministe
rial Education, we earnestly ask that
each church in the'Edgefield asso
thirty-five worthy young men study
ing at Furman University, prepar
ing themselves for the ministry.
Will you please see that a collection
is taken in your church to help
them. Thank you.
Cold Spring, S. C.
Edgefield School News.
The MoDuffie literary society was
called to order by ihe president Fri
day, .Jauuary 28, 1916. A large
number of visitors were present and
ihe program was unusually interest
ing. The hist number ou the pro
gram was curreui ?vents, Frances
Jones. This paper covered the most
important ev en LS of the past IWo
weeks ana was altogether a splen
did cue, considering it j was the first
time Frances had appeared before
the society. Emmie Broadwater
read a selection entitled "Six love
letters." Edwin FolK rendered a
very humorous declamation, after
which Ruth Lyon played a beauti
ful selection. The subject for de
bate was resolved: "Thai we should
have woman suffrage in South Caro
lina." Atnrniaiive Jeanie Simkius,
Carroll Kai nsf ord; negative, Gene
vieve iN orris, Pendleton Gaines.
This was quite a live questiou and
after ihe debaters finished, a hot
discussion took place between sever
al of the members. Lydia Bruuson,
Fred Mays and Annie Mae Cul
breath were appointed to act as
judges, and their decision was giv
en in favor ot the .negative. The
following subject for debate at tue
next meeting was adopted, resolved,
"That the state colleges should con
tinue to give scholarships." YV.e
were very glad to have Mr. Mil
ledge Holsiou and Miss Norma
Shaunouhouse become members of
the society. After the report, of the
committees and critic, the society
adjourned to meet February ll.
The trustees of ihe school desire
to sell the two buildings on the
campus which are not used. If they
succeed the .ground which these
buildings occupy, will be converted
into an athletic field. The appear
ance ol the campus will be greatly
beuefitted by having these old
structures removed, and we hope
that a purchaser will soon be
Mr. Lyon ha s appointed a com
mittee ol' teachers to meet him in
the court house next Saturday i or
the purpose of deciding definitely
about Field day. Ail members ut
this committee are urged to be pres
ent so that ail plans can be decided
"UNCLE IV" WRITES.
Commends Stand Taken by J.
Russell Wright. Ali Veter
ans Should be Pension
Editor The Advertiser: Just a word
please. Your issue of the 19th of
January found me not well still on
the same legs but older and more
feeble than during the Civil war. I
ara satisfied they would not hold to
run a mile race. But I just want to
take off my ha: to J. Russel!
Wright and say amen to every alle
gation he makes in bis charges in
reference lo the way in which some
of the old soldiers, cripples at thai,
were treated while they lived and
the widows of those men were treat
ed. It is a blot on the name of
South Carolina that will grow larger
as time passes on, and who is .to
The southern soldiers could not
whip the world and. that was who
they fought. Men from almost all
nations were enlisted in the. north
ern array, while only "southern men
composed the rank and file of the
southern army, with the exception
of some from the western and north
western 8tat?s. I am of the same
opinion as Mr. Wright. AU should
be pentioned, for all. did their best
to win but fortune Was., against
them. Neither R. ?. Lee or Hs ar
ray were whipped but were oat
I don't claim to know tbe law
governing pensions, but one thing
I do know that in February 1913,
I made application for a pension
(being then 69 years old) and the
county pension board turned me
down because I had a little, just a
little over $500 worth of property
all told on the tax books, and at
that time I owed more than the
amount on .the tax book. I also
made affidavit that neither rriyself
or wife h'kd an " income of $75 per
annum. Well, I am. in the state of
Georgia now and received a notice
a few days ago that my name had
been placed on the pension roll for
this year of 1916.
But let me tell you where it hurt
me. The men composing the pen
sion board of Edgefield county all
knew me. The chairman of the
board having belonged to the same
3ompany that I did but for only a
few months but he came to us a
16 year-old boy aud did his duty
The old Soldiers' Home: The
lome and only home for the old
?oldier, that is if he was a true one,
is with his family if he has auy and
if not then with some one be knows.
I, like Wright, prefer to die in a
meep pasture or anywhere near
those I love. I know of one in the
soldiers' home (or was there) who
tiad only his wife and himself to
support and his wife owned a home
but he poor fellow couldn't bear the
idea of sweating in the field to pro
vide for the wife of his youth, and
[ imagine that the Soldiers' Home
ire supporting just such. While
there are quite a number in just as
bad shape but are just too proud to
ask to be admitted into the Soldiers'
Home. I would like to shake
Wright's hand and be one of the
jury to sit in judgment on the case
lie has taken in hand, and am pret
ty sure that after ali the evidence
is taken the jury will say guilty,
with no recommendation of mercy.
[ vote to turn over to the women
af the state this matter and the old
soldier will get what he deserves,
ind won't be long about it either.
Hurrah for Wright!
Ga. Uncle Iv.
Rev. J. T. McKittrick Will Go
Rev. Jas. T. McKittrick and fam
ily are visiting his father, John T.
McKittrick, in Floyd township.
Mr. McKittrick went down to Swan
sea, twenty miles south of Colum
bia on the Seaboard, Saturday and
preached there Sunday. He has ac
septed a call to the pastorate of the
Baptist church at Swansea and two
Dthers in the country, and will
leave his present pastorate of Good
Hope, in Saluda county, in March
for his new field.-Newberry Ob
Teacher: "Johnnie, give me a
sentence to illustrate the use of the
Johnnie (promptly) "The boy
wore out the sea* of his pants not