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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1916 NO. 9
Young rV;atrons' Exchange Club.
Men's Rook Club. Mission
aries Hold Meeting. "Ba
by Day" Saturday.
Mrs. W. E. Lott and Miss Vir
ginia Addison were visitors hore on
Mesdames II. W. Crouch and L.
S. Maxwell spent a part of the past
week in Augusta with friends.
Miss Hallie White returned to
Coker college on Saturday and
every one enjoyed her week's visit
here and her sweet music gave
great pleasure to every one that
Miss Emmi? Mjtchell and Mrs.
Sumter Mitchell have gone to Wil
liston to visit in the home of the
lattsrs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quat
Mrs. IT. R. Denny is at borne
from a two month's visit to rela
, tives at Cothran, Ga.
Miss Antoinette Denny of Con
verse college is spending this week
here. The semi-annual examinations I
having ended, the students are giv
en a week's holiday.
Dr. A. T. King who is now sup
plying: the Abbeville Baptist church, '
spent a few days of the past week '
here with his family.
The national board. Daughters of
the American Revolution, recogniz
ing the great opportunity to per-.
form valuable service to humanity,!
has decided to assist in the general
'Commission for relief of the Bel-;
glums,' and has set aside April S, i
King Albert's birthday, a> Flag
day. On this day the Belgium flairs |
will be sold for 7 cents, this being I
the amount required for fund for j
one day for a Belgian. The chapter'
here lias received a box of the flairs
as has every chapter and on Satur-1
day a number of the twirls dressed
in Belgium colors, will have these
flairs for sale and there is no one .
?-^foat^thfrh-uuil tnt a flag and no
doubt there will be many generous
hearted ones. This is a beautiful oi>-i
portunity to take a small part in j
alleviating the suffering that war.
has brought to these helpless and j
Twelve of the young matrons'
have organized an Exchange club,
and meet weekly and exchange any j
good idea, recipe, patterns and each'
always bring their sewing and new j
ways and stitches are learned. This
is proving pleasant and beneficial,
the last meei ing being held with ?
Mrs. F. M. Boyd. Before the mem
bers departed all enjoyed delicious
Some of the benedicts of the
town have organized a rook club, i
in self defense, they say, and have|
the meetings in the evening, one of
the rules being that no ladies ap
pear. There are twelve members,
and their last meeting was a hila
rious seccesfl and their refreshments
which had been spread for them
was eaten between each change of
Mrs, Mary Hamilton has returned
from Atlanta where she has been
spending months with her daughter,
Mrs. I It? race Black.
Mrs. Alice Cox who has been
sick for quite a while will go to
the University hospital in Augusta
next week for medical treatment.
Dr. Houston will be her attending
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is at Marion .
this week conducting the missionary
The Apollo music club met with
Miss Clara Sawyer last Tuesday
and during business conducted by
the president, Mrs. Mims Walker,
the members decided to send a box
of clothing to the destitute, by the
Augusta fire. Two musicians of Po
land were discussed during the pro
gram, which was lead by Mrs. Earl
Crouch, a life sketch of the first of |
these, ''Sigsmund Moszkowski," be-j
ing by Mrs. Edwin M obley; Bar-j
carolle. Op. 20, No. 5. Mrs. L. S. |
Maxwell; Vocal solo, "A bunch of [
roses," Miss Sallie Hey ward; Ma-|
zurka, Op. 28, Mrs. G. D. Walker;;
cradle song Op 30, Miss Gladys
Sawyer; sketch of Madam Marcella
Sem brich, Mrs. Earl Crouch; vocal
solo, ''Mighty like i ruse," .Mrs.
C. P. Corn. Madam Sem brich is at
present in Camden, coming here
from Florida, where she has been
resting. With ber is her husband
Guillane S. Sera brick, and several
maids. This polish prima donna has
worn herself out it is said in her i
labors in behalf of the Poliah relief'
Statement Concerning Field
I If tiie weather is good on April
the 7?h, Field Day. there is going
to be a big crowd here. One very
important matter is to furnish din
ner not only for our own people!
but for those who come from a dis
tance. This we realize, is no small
undertaking- We need the help of
every housekeeper in Edgefield
school district. So we earnestly re
quest every one to bring or send a
well filled basket. The stores will
close so that all may cometo the
Hchool grounds for dinner. There
will be a committee to receive your
basket at the school building if you
desire to Rend it instead of bringing
it with you. But when the dinner
hour arrives we want each lady
who furnishes a basket, if possible,
to look after the placing of its con
tents on the table. In this way you
will greatly assist us and at the
same time, prevent your dishes, etc ,
The parade is to be formed
promptly at 10:30. The exercises!'
will begin a*, the school grounds ;
immediately thereafter. The days'I
program is full and in order lo be;
carried out, the contests will bel
called promptly. Let everybody be
on time. It is very important that
each school furnish the committee,1;
with the names of its contestants j 1
before-Friday April 7th, if possi- '
Mo. Let every teacher at tend to |
this to-day. Mach school is ai low- j '
e<i i wo representatives in each con
The Central Committee. L
"Mr. and .Mrs. M. X. Parkman !1
announce the m arriage of their
daughter. Jessie, to Mr. Wildon j j
Lake Pa rd ne, on Sunday March
twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and
sixteen, Kirksey, South Carolina." |
fund. After the program there was s
a general intermingling of mern- \
hers and invited guests and all en
joyed dialling while partaking of >
ices and cake.
The Johnston hierh school will J
send over to Edgefield a full repre- t
sen tat ion on Field day and a mun- <
ber of patrons and others interested
contemplate attending. (
The social festivities of the week 1
closed willi the rook party given on 1
Friday morning by Mrs. W. B. J1
Ouzls in compliment to her sister, j1
Miss Ruth Smith of Ten i I le, Ga. ?
Any occasion in this hospitable |
home is always pleasantly anticip?t-j(
ed and the altair proved delightful. 1
After an hour or more of rook Mrs. :
Spann Toney was presented with a 1
pair of silk hose having made the 1
highest score. An elaborate Inn- \
cheon was served, after each table -
bad been adorned with hand-made J
In accordance with state plans,
"Baby day" will be observed hore
on Saturday, April 22, an all day j
affair lo be had. A lecture on
"Germs" will be given by a lady
physician and the physicians of the j
town have been invited an3 will bo
heard from by talks. Dr. J. A. Do
bey will speak upon "The care of
the teeth." This is a nation-wide
movement and all over the state
there is a general movement on ba
bies' behalf. All of the organiza
dons of ihe town are co-operating .
with the view of arousing interest
in the things that will tend to im
prove the conditions and influences
surrounding little children. The ^
features of the day will be educa
tional and remedial. A picnic din- .
ner will be served for the benefit j
of the out-of-town mothers an 1 ^
Mesdames M. W. Crouch, Pope
Perry and Miss Mary' Caroline
Perry spent Friday at Saluda and
enjoyed Field day exercises.
The cantata, which will be given '
here on the evening of the 14th, '
promises to be a rare musical treat.
Prof. Wateis, musical director, is
an artist in the arrangement, and
this bids fair, if possible, to even
surpass the former musical. This '
will really be a ' Spring musical
festival," and some of the town's
best talent will assist.
Misses Bettie and Mary Waters
and Philoman Waters spent the
week-end at Saluda.
Mr. and Mr.. John Howard
Payne are happy over the arrival
ut a dear litte girl.
FLAT ROCK NEWS.
Farmars Very Busy. Teachers
Planning to Attend Field
Day Exercises. The Sick
(Wiit en for last iv- e :.)
Spring has come awaiti anti has
put life back into the lazy feeling
farmers. Farmers are all preparing
land down here and some have al
ready planted. Grain looks real pret
ty and green and is growing nicely.
Most all the fruit trees are in full
bloom. Good prospect for fruit if
Ciold does not come and kill it.
While reading our Clec ra corres
pondent's letter where the convicts
had been up there fixing the roads
good we wished they would change
their direction and come down here
and fix these so autonubiles could
run without feeling somewhat un
easy. There nre several real bad
places between here and Big Ste
Prof. C. I. Trnluck spent last
last Saturday night with Mr. O. 0.
Timraerman and went to Red Oak
IT'-ove to Sunday school Sunday a.
Mrs. P. H. Bussev is spending
iwhile in Sparianburg with h?-r
sister, Mrs. L. F. Dorn. We all;
liope Mrs. Hussey will be much im
proved by her visit.
Mrs. P. H. Hussey has recently
purchased a new buggy.
Miss Minnie Bussey is staying;
ivitb hsr sister, Mrs. J. T. Griffis, !
while her mother is visiting in j'
We were all glad to see our friend j
Mrs. T. W. Lamb able to visit your j
.own a few days ago.
Our teachers are planning to go
ip there Field Day. Yuit all may
ook for Flat Rock up there and
?vin thc prize.
We wer? all sorry to hear that
Vira. G. L. Timmerman was sick,
jut she is better to-day.
Mrs. W. A. Dow bas been real'
ick but we were real glac to know
hat she is able to be up again.
MM. Lizzie Shelton spent Sunday
vith Mrs Luther Timmel man.
Mr. Genie Thurmond and Miss
['earl Thurmond made a flying trip ,
.0 Augusta in an automobile and
?vere married Tuesday, March 31.
Mr. Luther Ti m merman and two
)lher friends, Mr. Corder and Mr.
ineece, both of Samaria, S. C.,
nade a Hying trip over lo Mr. Tim
Herman's home, March 19. Enjoyed
he day very much.
Our school will close April 14.
?Ve will all be sorry when that day
:omes, because we all love our
eachers Mis.-es Georgia May Wates
md Allie Evans very dearly and
viii hate to part with them. We
nay close with a picnic and if we
io, we want you Mr. Minis and
Mr. Fuller to come. We waut Mr.
buller to deliver prizes.
School Girl, j
Mo doc, S. C.
Appeal to the Colored
Mr. Edi'.or:- Will you please al
ow nie space in your paper lo call
he attention of the colored preach
ers of Edgefield county.
Dear Brethren, the girls dormito
ry of state college was burned more
than .a week ago and they lost all
heir bedding and clothes. 40 of
.hem got their legs and arms broken.
Therefore, brethren I think that we
jught to take a collection for them
in our church. We also ask the
white friends io help us in this dis
tress. If you have anything to give
voa can send it lo me or president
R. S. Wilkinson, Slate college,
Orangeburg, S. C. Thanking you
for your kindness.
A. W. Simkins.
The following is a copy of invi
tations I hat have been issued an
nouncing an approaching marriage
in which the people of Edgefield
ire evidencing great interest be
cause of the popularity of the bride
who has won many hearts since she
c;ame to make ber home in Edge
"Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Rives in
vites you to be present at the First
Baptist church, Edgefield, Souih
Carolina, on Wednesday morning,
April the twelfth, nineteen hundred
and sixteen, at ten-thirty o'clock io
witness the marriage of her daugh
ter, Maud, to Mr. Benllev Douglas
Corn up and Cotton Being
Planted. Death of Dr. R. L.
McKie. Moving From
March winds begin about the
'middle-of February, arni nnw April
has come the high winds continue.
We are hoping they will not blow
all the rain clouds away, for we do
need rain so badly. The winds have
blown all the moisture out of the
soil. Gardens are backward, and
can't plant until we have rain to
soften the hard clay.
Chicken crop also verv late. Hens
rested too lonir before they began
to lay, then took their time about
We are expecting a lot more cold
weather between this and Easter,
so the farmers have not rushed their
seed in yet, for they haven't corn
or cotton to waste.
In going out to Sweetwater last
Thursday we noticed Messrs. Sam
pie an! Mealing Hunch have corn
up and were planimg cotton right
along. Hope i: will not get killed.
They are exceptions.
We have lost another of our
nearest neighbors. Dr. ll. L. Mc-j
Kio has crone to his reward. \Ve?
sympathise most sincerely with his
bereaved wife and family of seven j
childrerk'Tis hard to realize that he
has been taken never to come back1
to those he loved so devotedly. For I
ho certainly was % devoted husband, I
and kind ?md thoughtful father. ;
Miss him, ah yes, we shall all miss,
him, but his family, oh, how they;
will miss him. How thev need him.
They ara so dependent. The wife,]
our heartfelt, sympathy is with her, |
in her great uriel" and trial. This is M
five of her immediate family that!
have passed away since May li) 15. i
May G-od give lier strength to bear <
it and 'wjydom to direct and raise i
hyr family. They are all so young i
nvA?j'J?*4''*' father's guidanee-eo .
"We shall meet but we shall miss
Thereshall be a vacant chair.''1
Mow many vacant chairs are j,
therein our community now? Sol,
many within the past two and al j
half .\ears and no epidemic either. !
So many have died and so many ,
iiave had to move out of the neigh
borhood on account of malaria un- ?
iii we feel our country is almost /
ruined. Mr. Will Briggs moved .
about a week airo to Mr. Adams' ,
place to try and get out of the ma
larial zone, but carried so much in j
their systems that they have all
been down with chills ever since
Mr. McKie Scott moved to North
Augusta this week from the Mor
Mrs. Harry Bunch and four chil
dren visited her father's family Sat- i
unlay returning home Sunday af- ?
We ?'ere very sorry to hear of
Mr. George S wea ringen losing his
mules and wagons by being run I
over and killed by an automobile
in North Augusta last Saturday.
Those who have automobiles should i
not drive so recklessly as they do.
They have no regard for persons in
a bogg}' or waitui, or walking at
all. Seem to think they have exclu- i
sive rights to the streets and public
roads. The wonder is they do not
kill more people and animals than
they do. They have no more re
gard fdr ladies and children than
for dogs. I feel each time I go to
Augusta as though ? am going to
be run against and torn to pieces in
the buggy they run so close at top
most speed and honk, just in my
ear as they Hash past. There should
be a law against such behavior and
it '"-uould be enforced it seems to
me. I hope Mr. Swearinsren may be
reimbursed for the lull value of his
team and wagon.
Miss Noami Prescott, the charm
ing daiightar of Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
Prescott, has been engaged as day
operator of the telephone exchange,
rilling the place made vacant by the
resignation of Miss Lizzie Hart.
Miss Naomi has already become
qnite skilled in her work. Mr.
Frank Hart will continue to serve
as night operator, with general su
pervision over the exchange. He
makes the compiny a highly satis
J Pres ny rv to Meet at Trenton.
Mrs. Tillman at Home.
Mrs. S. A. Morral' imtprtained a
few ^friends very delightfully on
Tuesday afternoon at bridge.
Friends of Mrs, Joseph Ripley
from Albany, N. Y., who spent the
winter here will be grieved to learn
of the critical illness of her little
. The advanced price in asparagus
is causing the shippers to smile.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Div and
their children are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Butler in North Augus
Mrs. B. R. Tillman is at home
from Wash i turton for a week or ten
days. She was the guest of Mrs. J
D. Mathis on Sunday.
Miss Marion Ciark spent the
week-end with friends at Saluda.
Mr. Harold [Crouch from Gran
tville came home to spend the
week-end with his father, Mr. Chas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. J. Miller and
Miss Sabe Miller went to Columbia
on Wednesday to be present at the
araduatin?- recital of Miss Fannie
Butler Miller at Ciiicora college.
(.ntirraree Presbytery meets with
the Presbyterian church on ?he 18 h
at this mouth. About twenty del?
gales are expected.
Mr. A. ll. Day who is working
it Clearwater spent Sunday with the
Mr. rind Mrs. Betti* Cautelen mo
tored from Eduefieid to spend Sun
Jay with relatives here.
Mr J. G. Hughes from Union
was a visitor here during thu past
Mrs. J. H. Couriney visited Mrs.
Hamel Etheridge in North Augus
ta on Tuesday iast.
Sunday was a regular reception
lay at the home ot our beloved
tri end.". Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day, ll
the occasion bci;ig the welcoming
>f little D. R. Day, Jr., who has ar
rived to become a permanent inmate
of that happy home.
W. C. T. U. Monthly Meeting.
The regular meeting of the VV. I
O'. T. U. took place on Monday af- !,
.ernoon at 4 o'clock. The weather
ivas inclement, but a good attetid
ince manifested continued interest
in the work of the organization.
Mrs. Peak conducted the devotion?
*nd as a part ol this, Mrs. E. J.
Norris sang her favorite hymn,
'Ashamed of Jesus?0 Mrs. VV. S.
Uogburn, as Stint, of the Medical
Temperance department conducted
the programme, calling on Dr. R.
A. Marsh who lian been previously
invited to make a talk on "Medical
Inspection ol' Schools." Dr. Marsh
responded to this in a very enter
taining and instructive way, and
the local W. C. T. V. appreciates
his interest and ready response.
Papers were read by Mrs. '.V. E.
Lott by Dr. Victor Horsley on his
experiences with alcohol as a medi
cine ami his abandonment of it
Mis? Hortense Padgett read "The
Passing of Alcohol," and Mis. Les
lie Kernaghan an article on the dan
ger of giving alcohol or other drug
ged syrups to children.
Mrs. Shaunonhouse sang a very
approprupriate vocal selection with
piano accompaniment by Mrs. Till
man, ami the poem whicli is written
for the noontide hour ol prayer was
A discussion was found interest
ing in reference to the use of patent
At the close of the meeting tl
hostess, Mrs. Padgett served very
bountilul and dainty reireshiuents.
Sunday afternoon at five o'clock,
nt the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. ami Mrs. Jesse L. Hart, Miss
Lizzie Harland Mr. George Carter
were married, Dr. E. Pendleton
Jones performing the ceremony.
The home was tastefully decorated
for the occasion. The beautiful
bride was attired in a gray taffeta,
with gloves and hat to match. A
number of beautiful gifts were be
stowed by relatives and friends.
After the bride and groom were
showered with congratulations, a
salad course was served, followed
by ice cream and cake. Those who
assisted in serving were Ruth Hart,
Eloise Hart, Bessie Dunovant and
Norma Shannonhouse. Mr. and
Mrs. Carter departed on the late af
ternoon train for iheir home in Co
lumbus, Ga. The best wishes ol'
their Edgefield friends accompany
Saw and Hammer Make Merry
Music Farm Wo>-)c Weil
Advanced. Much Hand
Many improvements are heine;
made on this side of the dear old
count}*. The saw and hammer can
be heard every day. Many new
houses are going up in town.
Mr. J. ?. Marshall has just paint
ed all of his outbuildings, lot fence
and tenant houses. He has also put
a now cover on his house ind every
thing around him looks new and
The long-looked-for depot at
Meriwether will be completed this
week. Think of having a nice of
fice, two waiting rooms and a large
wareroom, when all th? se years we
h^ve had only one little room f >r
alli For all we know our ag<jnt will
feel like he has been promoted.
Mrs. Faunie Middleton and Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel MeMieare to build
niue homes just out of the incorpo
rate limits of Meriwether, and Mr.
H. A. Adams will build on Main
street overlooking the new depct.
Oilier improvements are promised,
if the peach crop brings a good
We can almost hoar the buzz of
Livo more new autos tor this spring.
We eau hear three saw mills
Iroiu our place now every day and
i big planing mill from North Car
dilla will come to us soon. We
ire glad to have these go.ul people
?ome in und be with us. l'ney will
je here the years or more.
Farm work is in good fthape.
Most of the land has been broken
veil, and more leaf mole is being
i>-ed than wc ever saw before, also
Up to this time very little ?orn
las heel) planted. Mr Hill Ryan
vas thc- first to plant colton last
Both Clark Hill and .Meriwether
Doopie are quite well. Mr L ? Bell
ivas in bed one day last week but
-vas out at Sunday school Sunday
eeliug much better.
We have a goo?' Sunday school at
Clark's Hill, though very small.
vVe hav? uood teachers, rive in
lumber, ami some splendid scbol
irs. We also have the best super
otendent in the county. We also
lave a good prayer meeting that
'OIIOWH our Sunday school, liroi her
1 G M clue, our superintendent,
uiuiucied the meeting for u>yes
crday and made a splendid talk.
Jar leaders are selected in alpha
lelical order, so every man has a
Sunday that is his in thu prayer
neeting, from the old to the young.
Some of our young men will rea?!"
md some one makes a talk for him.
We do this in order to give our
young men something to do.
We were glad to have with us
yesterday Mr Ed Spires of Morgana.
He was the guest of Mr John U
[3 ax ley.
Miss Effie Adams and Brother
Fred were also with us in Sunday
lohool. They spent most of the day
.villi Mr and Mrs S T Adams.
Miss Effie Wideman of Augusta
ias been spending some days with
Mrs D W Sharpton.
All Clark's Hill sends congratu
lons to Mrs Ethel Hughes of
Hephzibah, Ga., for the arrival of
nf that fine boj.
If the supreme court does not
won give ns the new county, we are
if raid some men on this side will
liave their right arm dislocated.
We never had so much handshak
ng in all our lives before. Edge
iiold candidates come through here
july to trim around the edge. He
diakes our hand and says with a
?mile, "I don't blame you people, I
ivould want a new county too."
Oh, the McCormick candidates!
Whenever we see a stranger we ask
liim what office he is running for as
ioon as he speaks. Some one said
ast week that we have a candidate
for everything except Clerk of
3ourt and that if one did not soon
innounce for that, we would get
jne from Sears & Roebuck.
We were glad to have a talk with
L'jicle Iv Morgan on the train one
lay last week. He is on a visit to
.datives and friends in Farksville
ind Red Oak Grove. He was look
ng well-not a day older than when
ie left o'd Edgefield. Ile told us
.hat he goes by the name of "Old
South Carolina" at his present