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being perfected in tbe refreshments
which consisted of a salad course
with coffee and ice cream aud rain
bow cake, Mrs. Moss was a charm
ing hostess and vbose who enjoyed
her hospitality besides the honoree
were Mesdames F. P. Bryan, Willie
Millier, H. W. Scott, S. A. Morrall,
L. D. Crouch. J. M. Lone, Walter
Wise, Austin Clark, Wallace Wise,
W, H. Moss, S. A. Pose?; R. C.
Swearingen, J. D. Mathis and Miss
Julia Wise who assisted Mrs. Moss
in dispensing gracious hospitality
throughout the afternoon.
The good roads fever has been at
a high temperature recently in ano
around Trenton. The town council
has done some excellent work on
all roads leading into town. The
energetic, progressive and public
spirited farmers on and near the
Aiken road leading from old Pim
Housi to the Aiken line have clay
ed and made a road equal to the
national highway leading into Ai
ken? Apart from that, and the most
important of all is that the progres
sive citizens of Trenton, Edgefield
and Johnston and all the resident*
along the Augusta road have put
forth every effort in the way of
liberal subscription furnishing
teams and labor to grade and clay
the old plank road from Trenton to
the Aiken line and np to this writ
ing have completed same within
about three tuiles of the Aiken
line. Every good movement bas a
leader and we unhesitatingly make
the statement that had it not been
for the untiring energy and push of
that whole souled, public-spirited
gentleman, Mr. Geo. T. Swearingen
this work would never have
been accomplished. We venture the
assertion that there is not a man in
Edgefield connty that would have
put forth the effort and indomita
ble will power to thus have render
ed such service to the public with
out compensation and as we swift
ly glide over the once deep sand
beds of the old Augusta road that
have been recently converted into
the much longed for clay, we will
all intuitively sing "Kock Geo.
Swearingen in a big arm chair."
Our county supervisor, Mr. Gus
Edmunds, with the convicts render
ed valuable service in this work.
Mrs. Leslie Eidson, has returned
home from a much enjoyed visit to
relatives in North Augusta.
Miss Sara Thrailkill from Ridge
Spring was the attractive guest of
Miss Fannie Harrison for the week
The young men of Trenton will
give a dance in the Wise hall on
Friday evening of this week. Balk's
orchestra will furnish tho music.
Mrs. F. W. Miller entertained
her card club on Thursday after
noon. The new games were very
much enjoyed and afterward a love
ly lunch was served.
Mrs. Annie Easterling, Mrs. W
I. Fowler, Miss Elizabeth Teague,
Miss Susie Roper and Mr. Robert
Easterling motored from Aiken to
Trenton Sunday to visit Mrs. J*. I).
Miss Belle Privette spent the
week-end with Miss Ruth Salter.
Miss Fannie Miller will come
from Chicora on Thursday to re
main until Tuesday' with her home
folks and friends.
Mr. B. R. Tillman, Jr., has come
home from Washington to look af
ter his asparagus interest.
Mrs. J. H. Tompkins Enter
Thursday evening Mrs. J. H.
Tompkins entertained with a bridge
party at her elegant new home on
Main street, a large number of
friends being houored with invita
tions. The decorations were pink
carnations. The hostess bad to ar
range 10 tables in order to provide
for those who participated in th?*
game. The lady's prize, a beautiful
box of stationery, was won by ?Miss
Virginia ^\.dd ison, and Dr. H. C.
Mitchell was awarded the gentle
man's prize, a deck of cards. Ice
cream and cake were served at the
close of the game.
Seed Irish Potatoes.
We can supply you with the cele
brated Buist Irish potatoes for
planting, none better on the market.
We have the Bliss, Early Rose,
Cobbler and other popular varie
Penn & Holstein.
Eegs For Hatching-Barred
Plymouth Rock eggs of the purest
strain; 15 for $1.00. Mrs. D. W.
Smith, Edgefield, S. C. R. F. D. 2.
Come to us for your garden seed
We sell Buist's seed, the kind thai
never fail to germinate. The best
cost no more than inferior seed.
Penn & Holstein.
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In Honor of Mrs. Carwile.
Thursday afternoon Mrs. R. A.
Marsh entertained beautifully in
honor of Mrs. Thomas W. Carwile,
j bridge being the ohief form of
diversion. Five tables were ar
ranged. The decorations consisted
of cot flower.? and evergreens. The
first prize u as won by M rs. J. D.
Holstein and the consolation prizo
fell to the lot of Miss Virginia Ad
dison. The hostess presented the
guest of honor with a pair of silk
hose. After the prizes were pre
sented a salad course was served,
the guests being seated in tho din
ing room, which was also tastefully
decorated for the occasion.
Friday afternoon Mrs. Bettis
Cantelou gave a lovely card party
in honor of Mrs. Carwile. Being
near the date for the celebration of
Washington's birthday, the hostess
decorated in the national colors aud
the score cards were minature
hatchets. . The first prize, two
decks of cards, was awarded to
Mrs. J. H. Tompkins, and the con
solation prize, a George Washing
ton hat filled with bonbous, became
the possession of Mrs R. A. Marsh.
The hostess served a salad course
with coffee and whipped cream.
Letter From Edgefield Schools
The meeting of the McDuffie lit
erary society was held Friday, Feb
ruary 25. The minutes were read
and the roll called, after which we
proceeded with the regular pro
gram. Current events, Pearl
Quarles. Janice Morgan read a very
interesting and amusing selection,
entitled "The valentine party."
Talented Willie Peak rendered well
an exceedingly humorous recitation
which kept the members roaring
with laughter for some time. The
next number on the program was
the debate. Resolved, "That there
I should, be a divorce law in South
Carolina." Affirmative, Permelia
Hudgens, Horace Jones. Negative,
Lydia Bronson, Claude Harris. Jea
nie Sirakiu8, Mr. Lyon and Fred
Mays were appointed to act as
judges, and their decision was in
favor of the negative. All the pa
pers prepared on this subject were
splendid, and many good points on
both sides were brought out and dis
cussed. The following subject for
debate at the next meeting was de
cided upon. Resolved, "That the
term of the Edgefield High School
should be cut to eight months next
year, and the money saved be ex
pended on the laboratory, library
and athletic apparatus." We were
delighted to have Miss Lucile Reel
become a member of the society.
After the report of the critic the
society adjourned to meet March
The music club met in the high
school auditorium Saturday after
noon at four o'clock. The following
young ladies rendered a most en
joyable program: Grace Tompkins,
Genevieve Norris, Helen Dorn,
Ruth Lyon and Jeanie Simkins. At
the dose of the program delicious
fruit was served to the members.
In behalf of the school, I wish
to thank the people of Edgefield
for their manifest interest in our
work shown by the large attendance
at "John Barleycorn." After all
the expenses were settled, the
amount realized was twenty dol
Items of Interest From "Rose
Dr. Prescott was operated on last
Monday at the University Hospital
in Augusta. The operation was a
serious one, and Dr. Prescott is now
in a critical condition. We hope
and pray that he may be epared to
get home agaiu.
Last Thursday at Dothan church
Mr. Tom Mathis and Miss Bertha
Hudson were married in the pres
enoe of a large circle of friends.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn performed the
ceremony. The church had been
beautifully decorated by the young
ladies of the community. Miss Link
of Abbeville placed ihe march.
Mr. John Hudson, with Miss Lila
DeLaughter, were the first to enter,
followed by the following: Mr.
Marion Mathis with Miss Fannie
Burnett, Mr. L. S. Reese with Miss
Iiene Scott, Mr. Tommie Burnett
with Miss Melford Scott. Next
came the bride and groom. After
the ceremony the happy couple re
ceived the congratulations of their
friends. We believe everybody at
the church was invited to the home
of the bride's father, where a splen
did dinner was served. We extend
our best wishes to Mr. and Mrs.
Mathis foi a long and useful life.
Mr. W. G. Heath of Antioch has
a pig that he has educated. The
pig has learned to go to the table
for its meals. Sits up in a chair
and eats from a plate at the table.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Tal
bert a boy. Mother doing well;
Cold Spring, S. C.
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ideas and thoughts. It is really a
season of revival, very stimulating
to the clubs and renewed activities
always result. Mrs. W. F. Scott,
president, opened the meeting and
extended cordial greeting to all
present and Mrs. N. G. Evans in
behalf of the representatives pres
ent, responded in a very happy
manner. Mrs. P. N. Lott gave ah
excellent paper on "Forrestry," and
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone read a splen
did paper on "Germany cannot
win." These will be sent to the
state chairman of literature and Re
ciprocity to be used in the contest.
Mrs. Mims Walker, president of
ihe^ music club gave a pleasing
piano solo and this was followed
by the addre?s of Mrs. A. B. Bren
ner president of the city federation
of clubs of Augusta, who spoke up
on "The unfolding opportunities
for club women." Every one was
charmed with her and much interest
was kindled as she was listened to.
Miss Nannie Gunter very sweetly
sang "Spring is coming," this con
cluding the program. A salad course
with coffee, followed by fruit blanc
mange and cake was served by Mes
dames J. L. Walker. W. E. La
G rone, W. P. Casselles and M?BBJS
tva Rushton and Zena Payne.
Small bouquets ot violets were the
fa.vors and the programs were hand
painted with decorations of violets.
A very pleasant party ?of the past
week was given by Mrs. L. S. Max
well for Miss Eloise Strother and
w;i8 in a way, a farewell to her.
Miss Strother has won many warm
friends during her stay here and
they regretted that she was soon to
depart. Mrs. Maxwell was assisted
by her mother, Mrs. H. W. Crouch
in entertaining. The lower floor was
en Boite and was decorated in beaui
tiful palms and presented a bright
and animated scene with the vari
ous groups around the tables ar
ranged for progressive rook. Six,
games were played and Mrs. W. E.
LaGrone making the highest score,
was given a dainty hand embroid
ered handkerchief. The other guesfs
of honor Miss Strother and Mes
dames Gus Smith of Mullins, and
James Cullum, of Hartsville, weie
also given hand embroidered hand
kerchiefs. Mesdames W. B. Ouzts
and Earl Crouch served a most at
tractively arranged salad course.
The friends and relatives of Rev.
Leon M. Latimer will be interested
to know that he is entering upon a
broader held of work. For fouir
years he has been pastor of the first
Baptist church of Sylacanga, Ala.,
and dining his pastorate a $25,Out)
edifice was erected. He has recently
accepted the call of the Anniston
church of Alabama, and entered up
on his work March 1st. The church
of Auniston is a handsome brown
stone one, with a membership of
700. Sunday school 500. The Syla
cauga Advance, in speaking of the
change sayss: "While Mr. Latimer
is a comparatively young mau, he
is considered one of the ablest
preachers in the slate, and it is
with a feeling of deep regret that
Sylacauga gives him up. He is well
beloved by the members of his con
gregation and is held in highest es
teem by every citizen." Mr. Laii
mer is the son of Mrs. Susie Mob
ley Latimer and his boyhood days
were spent here and it is with great
pleasure that his friends learn of
the good that he is accomplishing.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R., held the February meetiug
with Miss Lillian Mobley on Mon
day afternoon, the meeting being
presided over by the regent, Mrs.
M. T. Turner. Roll was called and
all answered with patriotic senti
ments. During business letters were
read from Mrs. Calhoun, state re
gent, concerning the state confer
ence to be held here next Novem
ber 10-18. The chapter is highly
elated that their invitation has been
accepted and will pleasantly antiei
pate this gathering here of repre
sentative women of the state, m
fact the whole town is enthused.
The subject for the literaiy period
was "George Washington," and
with Mrs. J. L. Walker as leader, a
delightful hour wa3 spent. Current
events were given by Mrs. P. N.
Lott. George Washington, com
raanderand chief," Mrs. W. F.
Scott; "Washington's love affair,"
Mrs. F. M. Boyd; "Ode for Wash
ington's birthday," Mrs. W. E. La
Grone; "Homes and haunts of
Washington," Mrs. O. D. Black;
music, "Hail Columbia." Awhile
was spent socially and the hostess
served tempting refreshments that
were artistically arranged.
On Saturday night the home of
Mr. Mike Herlong who lives aboul
3 miles from here wa? almost des
troyed by some dynamite which he
had 'stored away in one of the rooms
of the ell. In the afternoon he,
with others, was using the dyna
mite and placed 17 sticks that were
left over in the house to keep it
dry. The family was sleeping in the
front of the house, the explosion
occuring in the night and complete
ly tearing away' the ell, and: the
froot portion was so badly damaged,
it will have to be rebuilt. That none
of the occupants were killed isa
ANNUAL FIELD DAY.
To be Held at Edgefield, S. C.,
Friday, April 7,1916.
All the people of Edgefield county
are given a cordial invitation to at
tend Field Day.
The trustees, patrons and friends
in each district are urged to accom
pany their school, and thus give en
couragement and inspiration to the
Parade-T. J. Lyon.
The parade will b?? formed prompt
ly al 10:30 o'clock on Main street,
leading from the public square to
the depot. Schools will be placed
in line in alphabetical order. Each
school should carry a banner with
the name of the school on it. A
$10.00 prize will be given to the
school having the greatest per cent,
of its enrollment present. Edge
field school is not eligible for this
prize. In case of a tie the prize
will go to the school making the
best appearance on parade: In or
der to raise money for this prize
each school will be assessed. If
twenty schools are in the parade
each school will pay fifty cents. If
forty schools enter each would pay
Welcome Address-Ex-Gov. J. C.
Each school is limited to two
contestants except in the humorous
CONTESTS FOP "OYS.
(Harris Copeuha en.)
50 Yard Dash-Boys under and
100-Yard Dash- Boys under and
220-Yard Dash-Boys over four
440-Yard Dash-Boys over four
Running High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Running Broad Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing Broad Jump-Boys un
; der and over fourteen.
' Standing High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
. Rope climbing contest open to all
Sack Race-Open to all boys.
Shoe Race-Open to all boys.
Three-Legged Race-Open to all
CONTESTS POR GIRLS.
(Misses Ella V. Hiott, Hortense Padgett.)
. 50-Yard Dash-Open to all cirls.
i-.*?-Running High Jump-Open .lo
Running Broad Jump-Open to
Standing Broad Jump-Open tQ
Standing High Jump-Open to
Rope Climbing Contest-Open to
Flag Race-Girls under fourteen.
(Miss Sara Nicho! .)
In this contest eacli ?ol is al
lowed one boy and oaf- to be se
lected from the sever rade or
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Fertilizers with Pot
Fertilizers with Am
Call on the E
We will be abl
1 Call on R. C. Pa?
Do you read the h
your baking powder
of tartar or, on the ol
Royal Baking Pc
cream of tartar, detr
adds to the food only
Other baking pow
phosphate, both of
used as substitutes
because of their ches
Never sacrifice q
ness for low price.
I above. The contest will be in
writing. Paper will be furnished
the contestants, bot each one should
bring his own pencil well trimmen.
Each pupil will be numbered and
they will write their number plainly
at the top of the page.
DECLAMATION AND RECITATION.
This contest will take place in
the evening. Each school is al
lowed one boy and one girl to be
selected from the sixth grade or
above. No selection can be over
ten minutes. Eighty per cent, will
be allowed for delivery and twenty
per cent, for solection. Each con
testant will be numbered and no
names will be called. Gold medals
will be presented to the boy and
girl who makes the highest per
Appropriate prizes will be award
ed to the winner in each contest.
Competent and impartial judges
will be selected for each contest.
BASKETS AND DINNER.
(Mesdames W. C. Tompkins, 6. N. En
nert, Miss Mamie Sill.)
Dinner will be served on the
school grounds. We urge that
everybody, who can possibly do HO,
bring well filled baskets. The com
mittee will take charge of your
baskets at the school building.
There will be no charge for en
trance to any contest. The only re
quirement being to notify the Cen
tral Committee, giving the names
of contestants from each school.
Let every teacher of the county do
this as soon as possible.
(Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.)
In the afternoon a game of basket
ball will take place. The teams
will be selected from Edgefield,
Johnstou or Trenton. A series ot
games will 1?3 played between the
teams of these schools prior to Field
Day. The two teams making the
highest score will play for the
For further information address
- Edgefield, S. C.
c|o T. J. LYON.
Second-Hand Cars: We have 4 sec
ond-hand Ford cars that we will
sell at a reasonable prici.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
the Best Goods I
*'s, Swift's, and Ame
emical Company's Go
e to furnish some Two .
joods for Making Cotto
igett or A. E. Padgett
ibel to know whether
is made from cream
her hand, from alum
>wder is made from
/ed from grapes, and
' wholesome qualities.
rders contain alum or
mineral origin, and
for cream of tartar
[uality and healthful
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Not Fit to be Kissed.
"What ails papa mother?" said a sweet
Her bright laugh revealing, her teeth
white as pearl;
"I love him, and kiss him, and sit on
But the kisses don't smell good when
. he kisses me."
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"But mama" her eyes opened wide as
"Do you like those kisses of 'bacco and
They might do for boys, but for ladies
"I don't think them nice," as she
tossed her bright curls.
"Don't nobodies' papas have moufs
nice and clean?
With kisses like yours, mama-that's
what I mean;
I want to kiss papa, I love him so.
But kisses don't taste good that have
such a smell."
"It's nasty to smoke and eat 'bacco
And the kisses ain't good, and ain't.
swe?t not* a bit;"
And her blossom like face wore a look
Aa she gave out her verdict so earnest
Yes, yes, little darling! Your wisdom
That kisses for daughters and misses
should be clean;
For kisses lose something of nectar
From mouths that are stained and un
fit for a kiss.
Dangers of Draft
Drafts feel best when we are hot
and perspiring, just when they are
most daugerous ann the result is
Neuralgia, Stiff N?-ck, Sore Muscles
ur sometimes an attack of Rheuma
tism. In such cases apply Sloan's
Liniment. It stimulates circulation
to the-.eore and painful part. The
bloodiflow8 freely and in a short
time the stiffness and pain leaves.
Those sufferinof from Neuralgia or
Neura' Headache will find one
or two applications of Sloan's Lini
ment will give grateful relief. The
agonizing pain gives way to a ting
ling sensation of comfort and
warmth and quiet rest and sleep is
possible. Good for Neuritis too.
Price 25c. at your Druggist. 1
:ers with Phosphate
;ers That Make Crops
Per Cent Potash
at their office