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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, ?9I6 s
Clubs Elect Delegates. Death of
Mrs. I Meyer. "Baby Day"
Observed. New Centu
ry Club Met.
The Democratic club meetings
were well attended here on Satur
day, and resolutions were passed
endorsing Woodrow Wilson and
the administration of Gov. Man
ning. Delegates to the county con
vention ?vere elected and are, I. R.
Clark, A. M. Clark, E. L. Yonce,
f J. L. Walker, J. A. Lott, J. W.
Hardy, S. J. Watson, W. L. Cole
man, J. W. Cox, J. Rutledge Mc
Ghee, Dr. J. A. Dobey, John
Wright and A. P. Lott, practically
all being friends with the present
administration. The sentiment of
the delegates is in favor of abolish
ing the county to counts canvas
for state officers.
Mrs. Kathrine Meyer died here
on last Wednesda}' morning at the
: home of her daughter.Mrs. M. E.Nor
ris. She had reached the age of 75
years and for some time had been in
failing health, for the past three
months, being confined to her bed.
She was lovingly administerea to
i but her frail form could not rally
from tie encroachments of old age.
Mrs. Meyer was a sweet christian
character quiet and unassuming;!
she was a devoted member of the
M. E. church and it was always her
h pleasure to attend the services. By
her lovable and gentle spirit she was
loved by every one. The funeral
services were conducted on Thurs
day morning by Rev. J. H. Thack
er at the home, after which the body
was laid to rest at Mt. of Olives
cemetery, beside the grave of her
husband. There were many beauti
ful flowers sent from relatives and
friends over the state and also from
here? the M. E. church and Sunday
' . school and other organizations.
- iiree children are left, Mr. Miltoa
-^raan of Tiramonj-ville and Mrs. M.
Dr. G. D. Walker attended the
state medical association held in
Charleston last week.
Mesdames Mary J. Ncrris, Ma
mie N. Tillman. A. E. Padgett aud
Miss Natalie Padgett were visitors
here on Wednesday.
The next session of the Sunday
school convenue:: of tuc Ridge as
sociation wili ha held with Dry
Creek church Am il 28 30. Thin con
vention will take the place of the
three district union meetings. A
splendid program has been arrang
ed and it is hoped that, every church
and Sunday school in the association
will be represented,
"'Baby day" which was planned
for by the New Century club, was
observed here on Saturday at the
9 auditorium of the high school and
each feature was of profit and inter
est. Dr. Muiherin of Augusta made
an address in the morning, telling
how to care for baby, what to do
for it when sick dbe, and a splendid
demonstration was made with the
little year and one half old baby,
which lives at the University hos
pital this being done by one of toe
nurses who had accompanied her.'
An enjoyable feature was the music,
a vooal duet by Mesdames II. W.
Crouch and L. S. Maxwell, and al
so by Misses Helen and Mary Wal
ker. Questions were asked bv the
audience which the Dr. cheerfully
answered. In the afternoon excel
lent talks were given by Dr. J. A.
Dobey and Dr. Beverly Epes, on
* *'The teeth and the care of them.
Dinner was Served on the grounds
and an hour was pleasantly spent.
One of the most pleasant parties
of the past week was of Weduesdav
afternoon when Mrs. J. L. Walker
entertained for Miss Pet LaGrone,
* whose marriage is a happy event of
May 9. The color scheme was violet
and the hostess welcomed her guests
in a violet summer costume and
everywhere were violets, the lights
being in this shade. The score cards
for rook were painted in violets and
' after a lively game there was heard
the sound of the wedding march
and a little fairy all iii violet, little
Helen Walker, came in and pausing
before the honoree presented her
with a shower basket from the hos
tess which contained several beauti
ful gifts. Refreshments were served
iu the dining room and the table I
was beautiful with a centerpiece of,
a large green basket of violets tied I
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Southern Always Alert and
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 18.
With the view of pxtendincr their
efforts to promote the sale of soath
ern made goods in the South Amer
ean countries, Southern Railway,
Queen and Crescent Route, and the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad, will
send their South American Agent,
Mr. Charles Lyon Chandler, on a
tour through South America this
summer. He will leave in .Tulv and
visit Brazil, Argentina and Urugu
ay,- where the opportunities are now
particularly bright for.'extension of
American trade because of the Eu
ropean War. Mr. Chandler made
a similar trip last year.
Mr. Chandler will interview the
merchants and buyers of the th ive
republics and investigate trade op
portunities generally in order to be
able to advise southern merchants
and manufacturers where and how
to place their products to the great
est advantage. While on this
trip, his services will be at the dis
posal of Southern firms who are
anxious to have specific trade op
portunities investigated for them,
and will also be criad to assist and
promote their trade there in any
way possible. Firms desiring Mr.
Chandler to represent them should
address them at 322 James Build
ing, Chattanooga. No charge will
be made for this service, the work
being part of the Southern's gen
eral scheme for developing the
"There is a particularly gool
market for Southern cotton goods
in Argentina and Uruguay at the
present time," declares Mr. Chand
ler, "and over ?10.000,000 worth of
colton fabrics, piece goods, both
bleached and colored, could be sold
to Argentine Republic alone from
the Southern States. We only ex-1
pori ?28,000,000 worth of cotton j
piece goods annually while our ex
ports of automobiles amount to
??.%CUlUr000. rhe-Sonth Anwijsansrj '
are now looking to the United
States for manufactured goods and
other products necessary in their
ever" day life, and there is no rea
son why the South should not get a
full share of the business if it is
sought in the proper way."
Average Value of Horses and
Auditor J. R. Tiraraerman has
just completed an abstract of the
personal property of Edgefield coun
ty to be forwarded to the Tax Com
mission in Columbia, and he has
given us the following figures which
show the average value at wiiicii
horses and mules are returned for
taxation in the different townships:
Blocker T'ship 14.70 41).05
Collier 45.30 4S.97
Collins 50.51 52.85
Edgefield Town 49.57 51.40
Elmwood 45.28 48.81
Hibler 4 7.00 52.00
Johnston 45.'.ty 50.44
Meriwether 47.4M 49.74
Moss 47.PU 54.02
Pickens 50.17 52.10
Plum Branch 40.05 45.13
Shaw 4S. 75 52.70
Talbert 4 0.18 50.79
Ward 52.19 59.14
Washington 50.79 49.00
Wise 40.0U 50.32
A study of the above figures will
show that the assessed values in sev
eral townships should be raised.
Ward is the banner township,
horses and mules both averaging
higher in that township than in any
othes. Collins and Pickens almost
tie for second place.
Swat the Fly!
(Published by request.)
Swat the fly.
Hit him low,
Him him high;
Swat him on the head,
Bat him in the eye.
Kill him good, kill him dead.
Watch him till you see bim die.
Ile is nasty, he is bad,
He is loathsome, he is mean.
Use the swatter as a fad,
And keep your eatables clean.
If you have a stable
And you're strong and able,
Clean it out every week
And keep your family from get
ting sick.-Christian Advocate.
Wind and Dry Weather With
out Precedent. Easter Ser
vice at Dothan Church.
New Cars Galore.
Easter has come and gone and
we did not freeze either. Saturday
the wind was real cold all day. Bot
although the wind blew a gale all
day it. was a li ot wind. And every
thing is so very dry.
Some one wa? telling me in Au
gusta Saturday that the lakes in
Florida are drying up from such ex
tended dry weather and so much
wind. It seems to strike every one
with the same idea that they never
remember having so muca wtind and
dry weather. I very much fear we
will have a very wet summer and
the grass will take possession of
the crops if it ever comes up during
the dry spell. The men talk crops
and politics now and how much the
grain needs rain as well as other
Ladies want rain for their gar
dens. This is also their season for
vying with each other in the chick
en crop. The crows are breaking up
hen's nests and eating eggs equal to
Mrs. G. \V. M ed lock had bad
luck with her chickens, lost so
many from cholera and now Mrs.
Georgia Mulvie is losing hers with
it. We have been threatened with
it several times in our flock, but fed
saltz, sulphur and soda in dough
aud put carbolic acid, permanganate
of potash and turpentine in the
drinking water, and have not lost
more than three. Those we bumed.
We have a good many, over a hun
dred off. Some of our neighbors
tell us they have 12, some none.
Sunday, Easter, was service day
over at Dothan and we saw Mr. and
Mrs. McKie Scott a o up to attend
services. Also Mr. Philip Markert
aud family ero up- in their new car
to attend Dothan. Mrs. Georgia
McKie carried Mrs. Frances Townes
to service in Augusta in her new
Mr. and Mrs. George Townes and
baby spent Sunday with ?Mrs. Julia
Towues returning to Aiken in the
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch and
children spent an hour or so with
.Mrs. S. V. Hunch Sunday afternoon.
She is feeling very badly, still. Mr.
Harry Hunch is quite unwell and
the children have all been right
sick during the past week.
We attended the woman's mis
sionary meeting at Mrs. Frances
Townes last Thursday afternoon
and enjoyed it very much.
Mrs. Julia Townes and Mrs. T.
J. Btiggs attended the meeting at
Aiken and gave us some very inter
esting accounts of what interest
ed them most at that meeting. Both
were very much impressed by Mrs.
Tillman's great ability and gracious
manner of carrying out her points,
and conducting tile meeting. Just as
every one is obliged to be with that
lovely christian lady.
We were glad to have Miss Em
mie Lanham with us also at our
meeting. She had attended the Ai
ken meeting as well as visiting Miss
Georgia Reese, over at the bunga
lo with Mr. John Reese.
Mr. Luther Reese has been hav
ing chills but we are glad to see
him out again. Miss Georgia hopes
to get out of the reach of the ma
laria by going to stay with Mr.
John Reese awhile.
The Gard nervi lie school children
had an Easter egg hunt cn Good
Friday and enjoyed it immensely.
Some two young men on their way
home from town ran into Miss Be
atrice Stevens' buggy as she and the
teacher, Miss Birmes Harker, were
going home from the egg hunt and
tore Miss Stevens' buggy and one
of the young men in the car up
pretty badly. Fortunately I did not
hear of any one being hurt.
The Sweetwater memorial servic
es will be held this year, second
Sunday in May. Every one is invit
ed to come prepared for all day
services, and enjoyable time.
Next Sunday being fifth Sunday
the union meetiiiir convenes at Re
hoboth and we wish so much it
were possible for us to be there
with all those good, hospitable peo
ple. Hut we cannot make the trip
in one day with Balam and have no
automobile. Guess we will be at
home, thinking of those who will
go and enjoy it.
RED OAK GROVE.
Corn Up and Plowed. Fishing
Favorite Sport. Easter Egg
Oar farm or? seem to have gotten
their business where t hey can feel at
?easure somewhat. Mu?h corn has
been planter!, some of the corn has
been plowed and good stands re
ported. Cotton the uncertain Kins:
of the South, is coming too. "I
did not know what was best," re
marked one of our neighbors, in
reference to several loads of guano
he'was having placed on his farm.
The above remark doubtless ex
pressed the sentiment of many hard
laboring, honest farmer. In that
adventure, as in all things, we can
be made satisfied, by trusting in
Him who knows our needs better
than we do. Amen to the farmer.
Last Saturday Messrs. O O. Tim
merman and J. T. Grittis took sev
eral .young people down to Stevens
Creek to tish. Whether the wind was
too high or a preference of "Dry
land" fishing prevented a real tish
dinner, we do not know how that
was, but however having had suffi
cient experience in the uncertainty
of either satisfying the appetite of
a party on occasions like that a nice
lunch was provided and spread for
the enjoyment of all.
Preferring the amusement of
the children, rather than fishing,
Misses Kathleen Kendrick and Ber
tha Parkman gave an Easter hunt
at Mr. Charlie Park man's for quite
a happy little crowd, on last Sat
urday p. m. No prizes this time
were offered they said, but we had
so much real fun ourselves, we hope
to dd more n?xt unie for the chil
Several from our town spent the
dayfirear Modoc on Savannah river.
Among thera Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Lan^?fM^asre. Mallie -Clegg, Al
bert Shelton and Frank Kenrick.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable
conditions for fishing, a number
went over on the Georgia side.
Falling from the boat was made
quite interesting. The champion
.vork of the day, by Mr. Tillman
Mowle. Mr. Clegg was happiest
his only haul being a large carp,
he bj the side of his fiah ]ay dor
mant till dinner was announced,
and upon that announcement, |,e de
clared the day a success. Down by
the river-side among the stately cot
ton-wood trees and lovely willows,
on the carpet of bermuda grass was
spread a spotlessly white cloth -
bearing just the things that we
find provided on all well regulated
farms, making a scvne of a most
lasting impression. But back of I '
this?pread was the sweetest picture. I<
A happy home, despite affliction,
ruled by an affectionate fattier, a
kind and untiring mother, who so
graciously provided this lunch for
our pleasure. We feel under last
ing obligations to Mr. and Mrs.
John Robertson Jr., and Mr. and
Mrs. Tillman Howie for their many
courtesies extended us on this en
The expenditure of thousands of
dollars by the Twin-City Power
Company makes the possibilities
seem most a reality to greater things
for McCormick county. A railroad
track has been built, which will
make industrial iesources easy, that
now lie quiescent, many induce
ments are there and will some day
come to light. Price's Island three
miles in length belonging to this
corporation, could be used to many
advantages. What is more useful
or a greater advantage than a good
stock farm. Nature has done much
for man-kind everywhere.
Mr. Will Rogers from Birming
ham, Ala., where'he holds a respon
sible position, accompanied by Mr.
Hallie Clegg from Callisou, visited
relatives here last week.
Misa Ettie Wates who has been
teaching near McCormick and has
been eiected to teach next school
term is at home with her sister Mrs.
G. W. Bussey.
The entire community is abound
ing in best wishes to our beloved
young friend Miss Georgia Mae
Wates in her anproaching marriage
to Mr. Joseph Ramsey of Colletou
county on May 4-.
Miss Allie Evans returned to her
home in Abbeville last week, but.
v/ill return for the Wates-Ramsey
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Griflis were
guests several, days last week in the |
Mr. Ja?k Ripley Drowned in
Fridav afternoon Messrs. Joe and
Gregg Fagan and Messrs. Jack Rip
ley, Sr.. and Jack Ripley, Jr., .vent
on a fishing expedition to Turk ev
creek, pitching their tent about half
a mile above Moultrie's mill. Soon
after sunset Gregg Fagan and Jack
Ripley. Jr., went some distance
down the creek to set some hooks,
leaving Joe Fagan and Jack Ripley
asleep on the bank of the creek.
When they returned about dark
they found Mr. Fagan still asleep
but Mr. Ripley was missing. His
hat and coat were there but he could
not be found. However, as he had
said something about returning
home, they thought he had gone
home, and all of the other members
of the party remained through the
night fishing. When thpy returned
to Edenfield Saturdav morning they
could find no trace of Mr. Ripley,
so they reported to Sheriff Swear
ingen that he was missing and that
possibly he had fallen in the creek,
is he left his coat and hat. Sheriff
Swearin^en went up at once in his
uar to the fishing camp, taking with
him the members of the. party, and
ie also stopped at the home of Mr.
Walter Brunson and took him
After dragging the creek some
lime whpre Mr. Ripley wa9 left
isleep on the bank his body was
Pound, lt was on the bottom of the
sreek about 10 feet from the oppo
site bank from which he tell. The
ARit?r?t this place was about 10
:eet in depth.
Sheriff Swearingen notified Coro
ler Byrd about 3 o'clock Saturday
rTternoon and an inquest was held
LS provided by law. The verdict of
.he jury of inquest was to the effect
,hat Mr. Ripley came to his death
"rom natural causes, having fallen
n the creek and drowned.
The body was brought to his
lome near EdgefieM^and the-fnter*-'
nent took place at' Philippi church
sunday afternoon, Rev. Arthur L.
stinter conducting the funeral. Mr.
Ripley is survived by bis wife and
Ed gefiel d Clubs Met.
Saturday afternoon in compliance
vith the rules of the Democratic
??arty the members of the two clubs
n Edgefietd met, reorganized and
dected delegates to the county con
tention which is to be held in Edge
ield the first Monday in May.
Edgefield Club No. 1 elected M.
P. Wells, president; B. E. Nichol
>on vice-president, W. E. Lott sec
retary and treasurer, and A. E. Pad
gett county executive committee
men. The following delegates were
?lected to the county convention:
Thomas II. Rai ns ford, J. C. Shep
pard, M. P. Wells, S. McG. Sim
kins, B. E. Nicholson, A. E. Pad
gett and J. L. Minis. Resolutions
were adopted endorsing the national
Democratic administration and also
endorsing Woodrow Wilson for the
Democratic nominee for the presi
The Edgefield club No. 2 re-or
ganized by the election of S. B.
Mays, president; A. S. Tompkins,
vice-president; J. W. Kemp, secreta
ry, and W. M. Harling, treasurer.
The following delegates to the coun
ty convention were elected: S. B.
Mays, J. Wm. Thurmond, P. B.
Mayson, P. A. High to wer, W. A.
Strom and A. S. Tompkins. The
club adopted appropriate resolutions
endorsing Woodrow Wilson's ad
ministration and also endorsing him
for the Democratic nomination for
the presidency. J. Wm. Thur
mond was chosen as county execu
The clubs of Johnston met Satur
day-afternoon and elected delegates
to the county convention. Lee club
elected S. J. Watson, A. P. Lott,
J. W. Cox, J. A. Dobey. J. Rut
ledge Mcphee and John Wright,
W. Lee Coleman were elected coun
ty executive committeeman. Wash
ington club elected the following
delegates: I. R. Clark, A. M. Clark,
E. L. Yonce, J. A. Lott, J. L.
Walker and J W Hardy.
home of Mrs. Gr. D. Mirna.
Robertson S: Bro. have installed
an up-to date saw mill and are now
ready for extensive lumber business
on Mr. D. Bussey's land.
Trenton Girls ''Win Honors and
Distinction. Baptist Minis
ter Has Resigned. Beau
tiful Easter Service.
We send co ncr rat ul at i o ns to our
quartette of Trenton girls who have
very recently acquitted themselves
so creditably at their graduating
piano recitals. We have reference
to Miss Ruth Lona of Limestone,
Miss Fannie Miller of Chicora,
Misses Martha Harrison and Helen
Clark of Coker.^From Cok;-r college
items in The State we find the fol
lowing: "Misses Helen Clark and
Martha Harrison gave their senior
piano recital ou last Thursday even
ing. Both young musicians made
most favorable impression, Miss
Clark's playing being marked by
tenderness and sweetness of tone,
and Miss Harrison' by unusual dash
Mrs. Floyd Johnstone from Dub
lin, Ga., who has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swear
ingen,was joined by her husband on
Thursday for a visit to Asheville.
They will be the guests of Mr.
Miss Lizzie Butler motored up
from North Augusta iu her hand
some new Oldsmobile to spend Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. J.
Miller. She was accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. John Butier who
spent the day with Mr. James Mil
Mrs. Rubye Shealy entertained
the married ladies embroidery club
Wednesday afternoon. About four
teen ladies were present to enjoy
Mrs. Shealy's hospitality and par
ticularly the delightful repast she
Mr. J. H. Courtney has purchased
a beautiful new Ford.
Easter service was observed in
da3' afternoon last and a large eon
Erregation listened attentively to the
splendid sermon by the Rev. Shan
nonhouse. The music was good and
the church- tastefully decorated in
white and green. We were glad to
have with us Rev. Mr. Bailey and
Mrs. Shannonhouse from Edgefield,
Mrs. Annie Harrison and Mis*
Brockington from Johnston and
Mr. Carwile- from Ridge Spring.
An afternoon that was thorough
ly enjoyed was Wednesday of the
past week when Mrs. Leslie Eidson
was the gracious hostess for the
"Entre Nous" embroidery club.
The young folks had a jolly good
time and Mrs. Eidson served tempt
ing refreshments late in the after
noon. Miss Annie Timmerman who
was visiting Mrs. Eidson was guest
of honor at this meeting.
Miss Fannie Miller came home
from Chicora to spend the Easter
Rev. and Mrs. Graves Knight
and Mr. Knight's mother were
guests of Misses Mae and Carrie
Harrison on Sunday last.
Mrs. D. C. Brown, our beloved
Lucy (?uarles, has returned to King
stree after a visit to her parents,
Mr. and .Mrs. H. C. Qnaries.
Mr. Dorien Swearingen has pur
chased a handsome Buick.
Rev. Graves Knight preached his
farewell sermon to his Ebenezer
congregation on Sunday last. Mr.
Knight's many friends regret to see
him leave and we will intuitively
associate him with the dear old
church, since he has been with her
and her people through sunshine
and sorrow for a period of twelve
Meeting Street Club.
The Meeting Street Democratic
club met Saturday afternoon and
elected J. M. Shaffer, president; J.
F. Payne, vice-president, and J. K.
Allen, secretary and treasurer. J.
R. Blocker was elected county ex
ecutive committeeman. The dele
gates to the county convention are
J. M. Bell, W. E. Turner, J. F.
Pavne, J. R. Blocker and J. K.
We have the biggest spring stock
we have ever had. It is impossible
to mention everything, come in and
let us show you. Our goods are the
best and our prices are very reason
Mukashy Bargain House.
Large assortment of summer un
derwear of all kinds and sizes.
Mukashy Bargain House.