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VOL. 81
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1916
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Miss Bouknight Entertained the
Rook Club. New Century
Club. Death of Mrs.
Jennings.
Mrs. Ransom Tirnmerman and
Miss Hortense Padgett spent the
week-end here in the home of Mr.
J. C. Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis Blount and children
left on Saturday for New York city
to visit the former's mother.
Mrs. James White and Miss Hal
w lie White were visitors in Columbia
.dining the past week.
It is a sincere pleasure to all to
know that Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Eppes will return to Johnston at an
early date to make their home.
Mrs. Lacy McLenna has returned
from Waldo, Fla., wber? she spent
the winter with her son, Mr. Alvin
McLenna. I
Miss Ruth Smith of Tenille, Ga.,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. I
B. Ouzts.
M Mr. Harry White of Union isl
spending awhile in the home of his
aunt, Mrs. Edwards who lives near j
town.
Mrs. Blease of Saluda visited in
the home of Mr. and M re. M. W.
Crouch during the past week.
Mrs. Fly the and son and Miss
Agnes Flythe of Augusta are guests
of Miss Emma Bouknight. In the
recent tire in Augusta they lost
their home with the entire contents,
? having no insurance. They have
been frequent visitors here ani have
warm friends who sympathize with
them in their loss. Miss Bouknight|
when she heard of her friends' loss ?
went immediately to Augusta and
prevailed upon them to spend
awhile with her.
Mrs. W. F. Scott and Master
William Elliot spent last Saturday
and Sunday in Edgeiield with
friends.
* The little children ot Mr. and
. Mrs. Oscar Wright who have been
ill, are now much improved and are I
ris?^red'out of 'danger. " '
:, Mr.. VV. D.; :Ready w.ent?. to... .Co
lumbia last Week for medical treat
ment and will be at the hospital for
-ja. {ew weeks.. .
. .On Monday, afternoon Miss Em
ma Bouknight entertained the mem
bers of the rook club and several
other friends in a very delightful
and informal manner and all were
glad to meet ay;ain with their friend
Miss Agnes Flythe: The hostess is
. always cordiality itself, and soon
her guests were engaged in the pro
gressive games, and enjoying (hem
selves. Atter several games a sur
prise came to Miss Flythe. Her hos
tess and friends knowing that in
.the recent. Augusta fire, everything
was swept from her, she was given
a Shower, and many pretty gifts of
attire and other articles were pre
sented her by loving friends. Later
a deliciou's repast was served. There
is no more noble or generous heart
ed young woman than this hostess,
and every one felt happy over the
result of the afternoon. .
One of the most pleasant meet
ings of the New Century club was.
held with Mrs. B. L. Allen on
"Tif&day afternoon arri after all
business the lessou study.'. A group
of f'hort story writers was taken up,
Mrs. C. D. Kenny making this pe
riod very interesting. After a paper
on "The art and development of
shorfstory writing," the following
writers were discussed: Zona Gale,
Mary H. Vorse, Dorothy C. Ficher,
Mary Andrews, Fannie Kilbourne,
Mary Stewart and Christine T. Her
rick. Mrs. Herrick, .besides her lit
erary efforts, has contributed much
to domestic science and extracts
from her "A. B. C. of housekeep
ing" was read. Criticisms were giv
en on the writers and a beautiful
solo, "its raining daffodils to me,"
concluding the meeting; There wc e
several guests present besides the
twenty members and the hostess
[was assisted in entertaining by
[esdames J. A. Dozier, O. D.
lack and W. P. Yonce. Tempting
ifreshments were served,each viand
bing prepared by a recipe of Mrs.
[errick and the favors were book
its containing these recipes and
ie picture of Mrs. Herrick.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
met with Mrs. W. F. Scott on
Londay afternoon and at the roll
ill of members all responded with
paragraphs concern ins; early settlers
our country. Duriug the business
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
\ ?
Anti-Saloon League Mov
Headquarters to Columbia.
The Anti-Saloon Leage, of Soul
Carolina, has moved its bea
quarters from Spartanburg to C
lurabia, and is now established
room 10 of the Carolina Nation
Bank building.
President, the Hon. R. ?. Purd
Sumter, vice-presidents, the Re
J. S. Moffett, Due West; the Re
K. G. Finley, Columbia; J. .
Lawton, Hartsville; A.. M. DuPr
S partan burg.
Headquarters Committee; Tl
Rev. C. E. Burts, F. H. Hyatt, 1
F. Whilden, the Rev. K. G. Fii
ley, L. S. Trotti, Dr. W. R. Ba
ron, W. B. DeLoach. C. P. Wra;
Trustees: C. E. Graham, Greei
ville; the Rev. Z. T. Cody, Greei
ville; R. F. Bryant, Orangeburf
Bright Williamson, Darlington; J
L. Mims, Edge6eld; C. B. Bobo
Laurens; the Rev. P. B. Weill
Rock Hill; Geo. H. Bates, Barr
well; J. K. Breedin, Columbia; J
G. Andersen, Rock Hill; W. H
Keith, Timraonsville.
It will be the policy of the leagu
to conserve the prohibition senti
ment throughout the state and fr
aid in building up sentiment fo
law enforcement. .
The executive officer of th?
league is Mr. J. K. Breedin,. th?
superintendent, and all correspond
?anee will be handled by him fron
his office in Columbia. Mr. Breedii
will be available for work in con
nection with the league in all parti
of the state and will be glad to hole
meetings where sentiment for la*
enforcement needs to be improved
and in organizing communities foi
the enforcement of law. .
There is no political inotivt
prompting the Anti-Saloon . League
in its activities, the league regard
ing prohibition as a settled policy
of s'ocial and economic betterment
of the state rather than as a mattel
of politics.
The league invites the co-opera
tion of all patriotic cioizens in its
efforts to promot* the eau9e 'of t?nv
perance and solicits the. aotiv.e and
liberal support of all citizens in all
phases Of 'its work.
Problems of the Rural Church.
. Neither p'overty nor prosperity
should seriously interfere with the
influence and power of the country
church. But it seems that both pros
perity and Ure lack of it do in some
instances prevent rural . churches
from becoming greater factors for
the uplift of humanity. Great pros
perity should not cause many farm
ers to move to town and leave the
rural church, the public school,
roads and neighborhood leadership
to less able and less interested, men,
but it does in many instances. Short
crops and p:>or markets should liol
cause the church to be neglected and
its influence.circumscribed, but such
seems to be the fact.
The rural ?hn-roh is dependent
very largely upon the faithful, self
sacrificing members that love their
neighborhood and are willing to do
their part in helping spread the
gospel among men. Wealth is not a
standard by which to test the coun
try church, as little cash except the
small salary of the pastor is re
quired. The most useful church is
the church that meets its opportuni
ty at home among the young peo
ple of the neighborhood rather, than
to divide "its time and opportunity
"in the foreign field." Few country
churches have advanced far beyond
the *'begin-at-Jerusalem" command
for evangelizing the world. In fact,
.the greatest need of the country
church and Christian people in ru
ral communities is to enlist young
people, train them for service as ru
ral leaders and help them become
more efficient producers as well as
Christian citizens. . This can best be
accomplished by resident pastors
who understand agriculture and ru
ral life, supported and assisted by
the church members,-Farm and
Randi. . . ? . ; ; . ; .
Two girls were discussing the
marriage pf a mutual friend.
"Everything went off splendidly,
didn't it? said Dora, enthusiastical
ly. -And didn't dear. Rose look per
fectly sweet?" ' -i
"Yes, she did, agreed Nora.* She
told rae after the. ceremony^ that
there was only one drawback."
"What was that?" .asked. Dora,
inquisitively. .
."Well, she felt that her father
looked too . cheerful when he gave
her away."
TRENTON LETTER.
Contestants Selected From
School For Field Day. D. A.
R., W. M. U , and W.
C. T. U. Meet.
At the conclusion ot* a contest on
Friday evening: last it was decided
that Mr. James Spearman and Miss
Helen Marsh would represent the
Trenton high school in oratory and
reading at Edgefield on Field day.
W. VV. Miller, Jr., is a new ar
rival in Trenton who is receiving
the most cordial and most loving
welcome and the happy young
mother and father are being show
ered with congratulations.
Mrs. H. W. Scott was hostess at
a recent meeting of the Baptist mis
sionary society. Mrs. T. P. Salter,
the president, had arranged a very
interesting program which was
thoroughly enjoyed and during the
social half hour which followed
Mrs. Scott served a salad course and
coffee.
Mrs. Flythe, her young son and
Miss Agnes Flythe, who lost their
home and the entire contents dur
ing the recent destructive fire in
Augusta are with their friends,
Miss Emma Bouknight and Mr.
Joe Bouknight.
Mrs. E. L. Ryan was the charm
ing hostess for the D. A. R. on.
Thursday evening?. There was no
regular program/tnis being a busi
ness and social meeting combined.
Beautiful musical selections were
rendered by Miss Ruth Salter, Mrs.
Ryan and Mi?s Margie Ryan. Late
in.the. afternoon Mrs. Ryan served
a sweet course.
The W. C. T. JJ. held its month
ly meeting,with Mrs. B. J- Harri
son. The subject for the afterqoon
was ?medical, temperance. Three, able
papers were tead by Miss. J u l ia Ker
long, Mis. T. P. Salter and Mrs.
Harrison. At the conclusion 'of the
business.program the hostess served
tempting refreshments.
An embroidery club is a recent
organization around which m??h in
terest is centered. .The meetings are
held eyery two weeks, the last be-,
ingwith Mrs. J. M. Swearingen. .
After two hours pf diligent work
and social*chat the hostess served
delightful refreshments. '?
:M.r. A."S. J. Miller "presented his
daughters, Misses Fannie and Sabe,
with a handsome Buick Six and
Mrs".. Susi?' Miller- and her bpys,
Messrs. Douglas and P. B. W.ise
and* her'sister, ( Mrs. Atkins, are en
joying'all. the pleasures a beautiful
Reo can give. ' .? . ?. '
Sunday School Conference Co
lumbia District . ....
The annual rSunday school .'con
ference. of" the Columbia district,
Methodist Episcopal Church south
will be held in Graniteville, ?April
6 7. The opening session will con
vene Thursday morning April 6,-in
the Methodist church at Granite
vilie, and the conference will con
tinue through Friday morning,
April 7. y .' -
A very strong program has been
prepared, and some ot the best Sun
day school .workers of the district
will tike part in the discussions.
These conferences are most, profita
ble and interesting gatherings, and
it is hoped that. ?v?ry Methodist
pastor, every Sunday school super
intendent, and one teicher from
each school be present.;: In addition'
to those, it is hoped that many oth
ers will attend. All who are . vitally'
interested in the great Sunday school
work shouid take advantage of this
opportunity.
The good people of Granitveille
have opened their homes and will
royally entertain all accredited dele
gates. It is needless to say this, for
Graniteville's well known hospitali
ty has gone abroad throughout the
laud. All who come will be gladly
welcomed and ' a rare treat is in
store for them.
PILLS BEST FOR LIVER. .
Because they contain the best
liver medicines, no matter how bit
ter or. nauseating for the sweet su-r
gar coating hides the taste.. Dr.
King's New Life Pills contain in
gredients that put the liver work
ing, move the bowels freely. No
gripe, no nausea, and digestion.
Just try a bottle of Dr. King's
New Life Pills and notice how
much better you feel. 25c at drug
gists. 2. ..."
MT. ZION NEWS.
New Sand-Clay Boulevard. May
Move Mt. Zion Church.
Mrs. J. C. Whitlock
111.
The citizens of our community
will see the close of this day with
feelings of great relief and satisfac
tion, for then will be finished the
last work needed to complete the
claying of the Augusta Highway
to the Aiken county line. This is
indeed a great work, and much
cr?ditas due to those who have so
faithfully united to bring it about.
Nor is4Jie appreciation of this im
provement confined to this neigh
borhood The greater amount of
travel over this road now as com
pared with that before the work was
done is truly surprising. The whole
upper pirt of South Carolina must
be coming through here now going
to Augusta, for automobiles are
passing-not only every hour or so,
but often every few minutes. On
yesterday (Sunday) a young man
sitting on a porch counted fifty that
passed'in Jess than an hour. An
other family counted three hundred
that pas?B0 during the day. So it
does not seem nearly so lonely down
in this country. The world seems
to be coming to us, or , at least is
passing very near by us.
This one change may bring new
life into this country, and for one
thing it has started a new pulse
beat of hope and progress in old
Mt. Zion "church. For some time
time members have been talking
about bringing the old church out
on the "road.'' Yesterday 3t our
regular neting the matter was
laid formally before the church, and
is now under consideration. One
of the members . has. offered a beau
tiful site fyr- .thc church, right on
the new highway. This land bears
some majesjic oaks,, and .is near-a
large and^it?ioiously cold Bpring. .
So now?jpp^noer9 think pf 'ac-'
cepting t?Ur^rift, and'bringing.the
old'-'eburcb, remodeled rind rebuilt
o'ut from' its seclusion. As.it is,
its .light has .long been hidden, if
hot under'a bushel, at least in a
lonely black-jack wood. v ,
Weare sorry to report the s?f?
rious illness of Mrs. J.. C. Whit
lock, .who tor two w.e?iki . has been'
suffering greatly from * large ab
cess on the side ot' hep throat... . A
week' ago "her condition became
critical since wh?n'her son, Dr. Al
bert Whitlock, froril Kit'ehing Mill,
with a'-trailed nurse, .having been
constantly at her bed-side. Another,
physician son, Dr. Giraud Whit
lock, has also., been 'with her, and
lasjkweelt they called in Dr. Harry
.Wyman, fro tn Ai ken,-for surgical
aid.Ou-yerterdayMrs Whitlock seem
ed to be belter, and our commupi
ty'is hoping'that the danger is now
over, aud that this -beloved lady
will soon be free from her suffering,
aud restored to her usual health.
Mt. Zion?.March 27..
Letter From Fiat Rock School
Mr. Editor: I am a pupil of tfiat
Rock school,"taught by Misses Geor
gia Mae Wales and Allie Evans.
Our shcool, is on the average in
equipments, but not in structure.
Our Building .is no credit to the
community, Tlie people of a com-'
muuity are judged by the church
and school buildings,. According to
that pur buildings give us a very
poor rating. - . ,
The farmers are actively at work
gotting ready to plant corn. They
are using very little guano in our
settlement.
The'past warm days the gardens
have,been given much'attention. A
garden isa very essential ?bing with
country people.'? trust.that the.fruit
has not been.injured by. the co^d,
although the thermometer, has drop
ped below thirty several times this
month.
Our young people seem to be en
joying the game of rook although it
it is not* new.
Spiring began yesterday, Fruit,
farmers, fishes and flowers will take
on new life. ,, .
Mr. A. L. Timmerman made ?
short visit home Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. W. H. McDonald and chil
dren from Jacksonville, Fla., are
expected to visit her father, Mr. T.
W. Lamb, -now soon.
I hope many schools will be rep
resented at Field Day. Our school
is preparing to go.
School' Boy.
Southern Arranging For Con
federate Re-union.
birmingham, Ala., March 25. -
Arrangements for handling the
thousands of visitors who will be
in Birmingham for the annual re
union of the' United Confederate
veterans May 16, 17. 18 with the
same dispatch that normal travel is
handled through the Birmingham
Terminal station have been made
by Southern railway as the result
I of a meeting of representatives of
the passenger and operating depart
ments at which it was decided to
form for this occasion a special or
ganization similar to that which ac
complished such splendid results for
the Southern at former re unions.
It is expected that the attendance
at the re-union will easily reach
75,000 persons and the conference
was held in order to perfect plans
for the Southern's part in efficient
ly moving this large body of peo
ple into and out of Birmingham
within the short space of three days.
Special temporary faciIitips and am
ple police protection will be provid
ed, and a larne number of expert
passenger men will be on hand to
assist the veterans and their friends
in making arrangements for return
trip, while special operating and
mechanical forces will be detailed
to assure the prompt movement of
trains.
Meetings of this character are al
ways held by the Southern in ad
vance of large occasions 'so that*no
feature can be overlooked in mov
ing the extra traffic it is called up
on'to handle, and for the Birming
ham re:union of the veterans there
will be brought to the. service of
the visitors the lull benefit of the
experience gained in- handling the
crowds on.other similar occasions..
Report of Civic7 teague Meejl
.rog. : /,,. .
At a called :m"feeting"'b'f'v?he execu
tive board.?f the Civic teague held
,ko:u.e/of Ll?av Be'ui?, Canteioa i
Monday" afternoon, the, following"<
committees were- appointed' and *?
their W;ork for. the coming year de- i
tined. Each chairman, will- have -a"
corps of efficient, helpers:... . j
Membership-Mrs. .- J. G.. .Ed
wards. . ',- - - . , i
Finance-Mrs. Bettis Cantelou. i
Publicity-Mrs. E. P. Jones.
.Laws and theil; 'enforcement-? .
Mrs. B, ,E. Nioholson,;....-;; ?
Sanitations-Mrs* :R. . A. Marsh.
.City Beautkful.-rrvMrs. L. P.Smith,
' Social ?iervjce-Mrs. R-. G.-..Shan
nonhouse.' . . <
Junior*' League-1-Mrs: Wallace
Tompkins. : .
cemetery-Mrs. C. E. May.
Clean up week will 'be observed
duripg the week beginning April
JO. On Saturday morning and alter- '
noon.of April..l?., a.committee will'
inspect all . premises, competing for .
a prize.. - . . . -
All the- good citizens oi Edgefield
are urged to co operate with the
Civic League for they are more than,
anxious to make our town clean,
beauti/iil arid, healthy". . Your' chil
.dr;en and our", children need health
ful, physical ..and moral surround
ings that thefuture citizens of this
community be. strong, ..robust meu .
and women. To that end let.us all ,
with one accord, pull together for
amore beautiful Edgefield. All
housewives are asked 'to bum all
burnable rubbish, and have tin cans
and all other refuse, put. outside
.where the city carts can convenient
ly get it.
Please see that all cans have holes
bored in them, so that no water eau
find lodgement therein. This is very
necessary, for you know, doctors
who know, tell cs that those horrid
mosquitoes will lay their eggs in
stagnant water anywhere, and then
some one. might be bitten by one of
the pesky , little insects, which might
cause some one a long spell of ma
larial fever, and that some one,
might be you! . -
Two prizes will be given for the
premises, back and front, presenting
the neatest 'appearance. First- prize
$3.00, Second $2.00/ ?
Competent' judges will make.the
decision.
The Civic League will have spine
excellent .fiy swatters for sale next
week. Please have a jitney ready.for
you will be called upon to buy one.
or more. Swat the fly in time!
Publicity Committee.
UkAim S ft?W MfeSCOViER-t
Will Surely Stop That Couch.
JOHN LAKE WRITES
Edgefield's Missionary in China
Writes Interesting Letter
to Dr. E. Pendleton
Jones.
My Dear Pastor:- Your letter,
sent to Seattle, and forwarded to
me in Canton was finally received
and appreciated, thought was sorry
not to have received il while in
Seattle, where I greatly enjoyed a
renewal of fellowship with that dear
brother of yours. He and his great
church showed infinite kindness and
thoughtfulness to my wile and roe,
letting us hide out and rest before
calling on us for mission talks.
After that strenuous year's work
for the Judson Centennial, my
throat and nerves were about worn
out, but when we sailed for our field
of labor again we felt well and
strong and so we a re to-day, after a
busy, busy fall or winter, thus far,
during which time we have spent
much time itinerating. This being
Chinese new year time, we have a
brief respite from that, and wife
and I are catohing up with long
neglected correspondence, and dar
ing the past week, I have written
several long promised letters to the
home papers. I have also began
translating into Chinese your broth
er's sermon before the convention at
Los Angeles..
As dear old Edgefield has so re
cently, passed through the ordeal of
i church tire,. you , and the good
people will , be glad to know how
jne of our. churches and one of
their ohufcbes. peculiarly Edgefield's
3wn, has-been preserved from that
iwful calamity.'"'I'know that you
ind* the mernb?rs of the dear old
home church will rejoice' with ns,
is we wept 'with them a little while
?gp, Shall we give you' ? .little de
wription pf , '..'. \y
? ?ONAK .'. CHUSCH?
Honan, meahs "Wh af ?fr ri%
er,-"* and ..'!.<*. *a 'large 'island in the
Canton or P?arl 'river, on the upper
end bf whmb ? part of this great
jit;: is buit^'. T do not. know the
population Vpf the whole island, it
is.immense, though, but it is esti
mated that.^e .part that, in Ameri
ca, would, .be considered a part of
Canton city has at least a.-hundred
thousand people. On a little Island
called Shaaxeen, a little above Ho
nan, about>?half a mile, long, but
not .nearly?so*j?!ide,-live most of the
Euuopwarw'irt Cantori.' On that little
patch or Europe are. some thirteen
or'fourteen-.consulates or. consular
agencies, in'oiuding our-own Ameri
can consulate general, beside banks,
business 'houses, a hotel, "<fcc. Then
the great city, with probably as
many people in it as there are in the
whole state of. Souin Carolina,
stretcher aw4y to the^.'nprih, north
e wt and north-west. We sometimes
speak qf .; tbe ..city ; part of Honan
island as the "Brooklyn of Canton."
Until last year though we had
four Baptist churches in this great
metropolis,- besides- several- chapels
or-preachiiig halls and besides one
Theological Seminary, boys' acade
my, gii'ld'^Jboarding School, wo
men's Training school, Home for
blind girls,, orphanage, publication
society aud, numerous day schools
for boys aiid day schools for girls
(all Baptist inntitutions),. we had,
strange to say, on Honan no
church ur preaching hall, no school
for boys and only one school for
girls. For years Miss Wbilden look
ed, after this school, but* as there
waa no organized work to which to
relate it, we can trace comparative
ly little from it in the way of defi
nite results in the work, of church
planting or church development.
Strange to say, also, our friends of
other denominations bad to a large
extent seemed to overlook Honan.
True, at the - extreme south-eastern
end ot the city, and there on Ho
nan island, just across the river
from o.ur Baptist compound, which
occupies a strategic position in the
eastern suburbs of Canton, stands
the Canton Christian, college, inter
denominational: and miles away, at
the upper. end:of the island, and op
posite Shameenyis the mission com
pound of the;-united brethren, but
between. ? -'these two institutions
s war mea* -a'tfundred/ thousand or
more Of ' human beings with very
little mission work being'done for
them, and only this one, loue, un
related school for heathen girls,
supported Ly Baptists, the teacher
(Coptipiied'on Eighth Page.)

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