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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER ii, 19?6
Knights of Pythias Hold "Home
Coming" Meeting." D. of
C. Meet. Delightful
A "home coming" meeting of the
Knights of Pythias was held on
last Friday evening and Rev. Lew
is Bristow of Columbia was to
make the iddress of the evening,
but was detained by the fire that
started in the Baptist hospital of
which he is director. The regular
program could not be carried ont as
. arranged but an enjoyable evening
was 6pent nevertheless. Mr. Rich
ardson of Aiken, a visiting Pythian,
made a good talk and Mr. Will
Wright a local member also made j
a splendid talk. The meeting ended
in a social wa\ and during a season
of intermingling and fellowship all
enjoyed a repast served buffet style.
Saturday, October 14, will be ob
served as work day for the orphan
age by the Baptist Sunday school
and it is hoped that every member
*. wiil be at Sunday 6chool with a
gift for this worthy cause.
The first meeting of the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, D. of C., was
held on Thursday afternoon in the
home of the President, Mrs: James
White, with a full attendance and
report* of the officers showed that
although the activities of the chap
ter had ceased for the summer
months some of the members had
been busy with chapter work. The
registrar, Mrs.Jobn Wright, report
ed four new members. The historian
Mrs. O. D. Black, had a splendid
report, in fact the best in the his
tory of the chapter, and she stated
that she had been invited by the
state historian to be in attendance
on historical evening, of the state
convention. The book, "The Klu
Klux Klan," had been presented to
the school. Delegates to the general
? ?toio ?oavea*id& - VAVIC- $$etf&iZli i
Miss Emma Bouknight win - .
the general conventio:
as, to represent the
state convention the
the chapter is, by tbf
first delegate with v
per alternate so as it
Bible for the president uite, I
to attend, Mrs. M. T. Turner will |
be first delegate. The second dele- j
gate elected was Miss Zena Payne.
The birthday party of Albert
Dozier of last Friday afternoon was
an occasion of great pleasure to all
his friends and all came with pleas
ant anticipations, for they already
knew how enjoyable an afternoon
could be with him. This was his
12th birthday and as each one ar
rived they presented him a pretty j
gift. There were all kinds of games,
the chief occupation later be
ing a cobweb hunt. Many colored
strings were about everywhere, and
a prize at the end of one. Every
one found a box of candy but the
longest string fell to the lot of John
Howard Black and he had to work
hard to win the prize for the string
caused him to climb two trees to
trace it and after various and intri- !
cate windings he came to a box
which contained a pet white rabbit
This was well worth the effort to
secure. All of the young folks were !
invited in the parlor where a vic
trola was giving sweet music and
all were served with ice cream and
cake. The afternoon was so pleasant
that only the evening shadows
caused the merry party to end.
The little babe of Mr. and Mrs.
Graham died on last Saturday after
a several weeks illness and the little
form was tenderly laid to rest on
Sunday morning in the Mt. of
Olives cemetery, the services being j
conducted by Rev. J. H. Thacker.
The white casket was covered with
flowers from sympathizing friends,
a beautiful white wreath being sent
from the cradle roll department of
the Methodist Sunday school, the
baby's name having been enrolled
by its Christian parents.
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis is at home
from a visit to Florence with Mrs.
At the last meeting of the D. A.
R., Mrs. W. B. Cogburn was elected
the chapter delegate for the state
conference to be held here Novem
Miss Clara Sawyer very pleasant
ly entertained the New Century
club on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs.
H. D. Grant presided and several
matters pertaining to club welfare
were disposed of. It was a sincere
regret that Mesdames B. L. Allen
Woman's Christian Temperance
Saturday afternoon, a larsre num
ber of interested members of the
W. C. T. TJ. left Edgefield to at
tend the regular meeting of that or
ganization which was to meet with
the members out at the lovely and
hospitable home of Mrs. Elizabeth
Nicholson, Cedar Grove.
Everything conspired to make the
occasion delightful. Good roads,
perfect weather conditions, a kindly
welcome, and a congenial company
gathered for a noble purpose.
The devotions were conducted by
Mr. Buist Anderson, now of Spar
tanburg, and his exposition of the
13th Chapter of 1st Corinthians was
very edifying and beautifully ex
The main feature of the program
were the accounts of the State con
vention in Sumter, given by Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn and Mrs. J. L. Mi ms.
The coming county fair was dis
cussed and plans were suggested for
the activities of the union at that
At the close of the program, de
lightful ice cream and two kinds of
cake and coffee with marsh mallows
were served by the hostesses, Mrs.
H. N. Grencker and Miss Sallie May
Nicholson. There was a good at
tendance, and the meeting adjourn
ed in tima for the ladies to reach
their homes before evening shad
State W. M. U. Convention.
The Baptist Woman's Missionary
Union of South Carolina will meet
with the Orangeburg church, No
vember 7th to 10th, 1916. Each
church bavins: three or more organ
izations is entitled to three dele
gates, one for Woman's Missionary
Society, one to represent Y. W. A's,
and G. A.'s and one for Royal Am
bassadors and Sunbeams. A full
delegation I* irged. Redact rvtepj
"viii be gi-"' p provij? . ? ?.i ?? 1
Rev. Joseph A. Gaines pastor of
Ebenezer church. Trenton, will de
liver a lecture next Sunday after
noon at Mt. Zion church on the
subject, "What a good Sunday
school is." All interested in Sunday
school work are cordially invited
to attend. This lecture will be given
at the regular meeting of the Sun
day school which begins at 3
and J. A. Dozier resigned as mem
bers, the former being librarian.
Mrs. W. F. Scott was appointed to
take charge of this department. The
next two names of the waiting list
were placed on chapter roll as mem
bers, Mesdames J. A. Lott and W.
P. Cassells. The name of Mrs. L.
S. Maxwell was placed on the wait
ing list as^a prospective member.
The club is studying Dickens and
Pickwick papers was the topic for
the afternoon, Miss Clara Sawyer
being leader. "How my father wrote
his books (Mamie Dickens)" Mrs.
P. N. Lott; "Chief characteristics
of Pickwick papers;" Reading of
the trial of Dickens," Mrs. W. E.
LaGrone. During the social half
hour ices and cake were served by
Miss Gladys Sawyer and Mrs. Earl
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B.
T. Adams and Miss Beesie Ford
Turner have been visiting in the
home of Mrs. Sallie Stanfield in
Mrs. Trevor and daughter Miss
Irene Trevor of Florida, are spend
ing awhile in the home of Mrs.
James White. They are returning
from the mountains where they
have been for the summer. Mrs.
White spent the months of August
and September with' Mrs. Trevor
while they were in North Carolina.
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Bronson of
Ninety Six were visitors here week.
Mrs. St. Julian Harris of Der
ring, Ga., has been visiting her
mother, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Mrs. Bartow Walsh with Master
Billie and little Mary Elizabeth, are
spending awhile in the home of the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Come in and let us fit you with a
pair of Walk-Over shoes. Large
stock just received.
Mukashy Bargain House.
ARMY Y. M. C. A.
Tom Lanham Working Among
Soldiers at El Paso. Gives
Very Interesting Re
Dear Advertiser:- I suppose the
people in the old borne town and
county don't think often of a fel
low when he is away but I assure
you that those of us who are away
from the good people we love think
often of them. I am wondering if
the people would like to read a line
from me and of the work we are
trying: to do for the troops on the
border. When the Ohio troops were
called out I was in a summer train
ing camp for boys. Just as soon as
ibis camp was over our state secre
tary asked me if I would be willing
to give up my vacation and summer
school at Lake Geneva, Wis., and
give my time to work among the
troops. Of course I was willing to
do anything I could to help these
men for their temptations are many,
j We had some great experience at
Camp Willis, Ohio and we believe
of the work of the Y. M. C. A.
many a man's ideas were changed
for the better.When our troops were
asked to go to the border again our
state secretary asked me if I would
come down here as the representa
tive of our Ohio state committee.
What could I say but that I would
formy experience had taught me that
such work was worth while. Of
course it was hard to leave my
family and hard for them to give
rae up but here was a piece of work
that must be done and it seemed
that 1 was the man to head it up
and so I am here. It has been my
privilege to make friends with thou
sands of men and we believe we
have helped some of them. We have
a building here 40x120 that is
crowded to the limitai' ?*.?. '-:.v,' kV -
..j aua temptation. We
mid the officers and men believe in1
the work of the Y. M. C. A. Reli
gious meetings are held also. I
spoke to the men one night last
week and there must have been 2,000
present. After one of our talks a
boy came to us and said he had de
cided to change his life that he bad
not been home for 9 years. I wrote
to his mother and she wrote me a
beautiful letter in which she ex?
pressed her gratitude for the change
in his life. This is the kind of work
we are trying to do now and we be
lieve eternity will only reveal the
results. Our camp is located on the
very spot where some Americans
gave up their lives. Everything is
very peaceful here now. Here is
love for all of the good people of
my home town and county.
Your true friend,
Tom B. Lanham,
4J 7 Mesa ave., El Paso, Texas.
Parade Committee Meeta.
The chairmen of the floral parade
committees met on Tuesday morn
ing at the home of Mrs. J. L. Mims
to lay plans for the coming fair.
The meeting was very promising,
and the ladies composing these com
mittees will be seen very soon so
liciting the various decorated floats,
rigs, automobiles, and trades die
plays, which will add so greatly to
The school wagons are expected
to come in on Friday which will be
Educational Day of the fair.
Editor on The Bench.
Editor W. P. Greene, of the Ab
beville Press and Banner, has been
named as a special judge by Gov.
Manning. He will preside at the
Edgefield court next Monday. Good
selection. Editor Greene is as good
a lawyer as he is an editor and that
he is a good editor goes without
CLEAR BAD SKIN FROM WITHIN
Pimply, muddy complexions are
due to impurities in the blood.
Clear up the skin by taking Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Their
mild laxative qualities remove the
poisons from the system and bright
en tho eye. A full, free, non-grip
ing bowel movement in the morn
ing is the reward of a dose of Dr.
King's New Life Pills the night be
fore. At your Druggist, 25o. 1
Meeting of W. C. T. U. Mr. Day
Lost Barn! Rev. Joseph
Gaines Enters Upon
The last meeting of the W. C.
T. L/.took place with Miss Orrie
Milk-r. The meeting was unusually
integrating and at the end of the
program the charming young hos
tess T-erved a delightful lunch.
?St:jtu; mission day was appropri
ately observed here on Thursday
afternoon. An attractive little play
was rendered and all the other ex
ercis'.'y'wcre ranch enjoyed. Late in
the nl'tennoon the ladies sprved de
lightful-sandwiches and coffee.
Mr. B. Day lost a large barn
by fire on Thursday morning last
Rev. Joe Gaines and his lovely
wife'and baby arrived Saturday to
reside permanently among us. We
extend to them a hearty and cor
dial volc?me. Rev. Gaines began
his rrimsterial work here Sunday
morning preaching to a large and
MifeHuth Salter will leave in a
few days for Walterboro where she
will t?k? charge of a school.
MisM Sallie Mae Tillman is at
home after spending the summer in
Waynesville. She is thoroughly en
joying .the handsome Buick -with
which-her fa.her presented her.
Mrs; J. F. Bettis has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Hamilton, of Columbia.
Miss Mattie Harrison has gone to
Atlanta where she accepted a posi
tion to teach music.
Mrs. Susie Miller and Mr. Doilg
las^Wise. have returned from a visit
to relatives in Florida and Savan
.._. u auu Ula
hosts of friends gave him a cordial
Two very charming and attract
ive young girls in our midst for the
week-end were Miss Pauline Mc
Kie and Miss Mary McKi? from
North Augusta, the guests of Miss
Julia Wise. Complimentary to these
lovely girls Miss Wise entertained
a jolly dozen Saturday evening.
Music and conversation and dancing
proved happy diversions and at the
midnight hour an elegant salad
course was served.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., is at home
after a visit to Batesburg.
Mr. J. H. Courtney spent the
week-end with the home folks.
News Items From Red Hill.
Mr. Editor you made me say last
week that Mrs. John Littlejohn was
teaching at Red Hill. It should have
been Mrs. John DeLaughter. She
bas charge of the music.
There was a good congregation
at Rehoboth Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Parks of Plum Branch were
among the visitors who worshipped
at Rehoboth. Mr. Parks is treasurer
of McCormick county.
Mr. Preston Strom of Rehoboth
is on the sick list. Mr. Strom is one
of the oldest men in Rehoboth com
munity and he is loved and honored J
by his many friends.
Mr. Joe Atkins of Republican
community had the misfortune of
having his hand caught in his fa
ther's gin one day last week. The
left band and fingers were badly
cut. He was rushed to the Universi
ty hospital in Augusta where his
hand was dressed. Joe has the sym
pathy of his many friends.
The farmers are sowing oats. We
believe that a large aoreage will be
sown in oats this fall.
Dr. Levi Holmes, son of uncle
Allie and aunt Mallie Holmes is
expected home this week from At
lanta where be has just graduated
in pharmacy. Dr. Holmes is a splen
did young man and we feel sure he
will be a success in his chosen pro
Miss Hassie Quarles has accepted
a position with her brother, Mr.
Ernest Quarles. Miss Hassie seems
perfectly at home behind the coun
Mr. Frank West has sold his
Ford to Mr. W. D. Cheatham.
Letter From Edgefield Graded
and High Schools.
The first regular meeting of the
McDuftie literary society for this
session was held Friday afternoon.
Quite a number were present and
the program rendered was splendid.
The first number was a humorous
reading by Annie Mae Culbreath.
She is naturally a good reader and
it is a gi eat pleasure to hear her fill
this part of the program. The cur
rent events by Lydia Brimson were
thoroughly interesting being a mix
ture of the principal public topics
and original high school ii ps. I am
sure the declamation would have
been fine had Mr. Lee Tiraraons
been present. Margaret May gave a
beautiful piano solo. The last num
ber on the program was the debate.
Resolved: ''That congress acted
wisely in passing the Adamson
bill." Affirmative, Onida Pattison,
Milledge Helston. Negative, Edwin
Folk, Genevieve Norris. The judges
decided in favor of the negative. In
the absence of the critic Professor
Bonner filled the place, his talk be
ing interesting as well as beneficial.
The old constitution was in some
way misplaced and the following
committee was appointed to draw
up a new one: Professor Bonner,
Edwin Folk and Ouida Pattison.
The following subject for debate at
the next meeting was adopted. Re
solved: "That a man's intellect is
greater than a woman's." Mr. Fred
Mays our new president is due much
praise for the splendid manner in
which he conducted the meeting and
we feel very fortunate in having
him to be general leader. We have
more members enrolled this year
than ever before and an unusual
amount of enthusiasm has been ex
hibited by them. Tho programs are
always very interesting and we ex
tend a p.ov??ial invitation to tho r??*?
uyvn uas uuuuiuuieua vast number
of Saturday Evening Posts and
and Literary Digests. These will be
very helpful to the literary debat
ors who often have to discuss po
litical topics. If anybody wants to
help the school in any way let them
contribute something to the library
for we need a much larger one than
we have at present. Should you
have two books alike or possibly
two Bets alike be kind enough to
place one of them in the school
If you don't know the definition
of a word just come over to the
school and we will gladly let you
use our ne** Webster's dictionary.
It contains 2,620 pages giving every
possible derivation, meaning and a
full discussion of practically every
word in the English language.
The boys are going to organize
a basket ball team. We wish that
some other schools would do the
same so we can have some match
games between the boys.
Court of General Sessions.
The fall term of the court of gen
eral sessions convened Monday
morning, Hon. W. B. Wilson of
Rock Hill presiding as special
judge. The solicitor handed out a
number of indictments to the grand
jury which were promptly acted up
The first case called for trial was
that of son Adams, indicted for
assuault and battery with intent, to
kill and carrying a concealed weap
on. While the jury was deliberattng
upon the case the negro pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to six
months on the chaingang or pay a
fine of $100. The fine was promptly
paid. B E Nicholson, Esq., repre
sented Adams and the solicitor the
Pete Canghman was convicted of
breaking in a house in the Philippi
section and was given six months
on the public roads of the county.
At this writing, early Wednesday
morning, the court is engaged with
the trial of George Harris and
Charlie Thomas who are charged
with killing another negro in the
Ropers section. N G Evans, Esq.,
is representing Harris and M P
Wells, Esq., represents Thomas.
The grand jury completed its
work yesterday and made a formal
report to the couit. The calendar
will probably be cleared Friday. 1
Radcliffe Chautauqua Next
Week and Corn Show. Bap
tist Pastor Called Eor
We ask for a small space in your
very fair paper to write a few dots.
Though we have been cut off from
the old mother county, yet we love
our people of the old ancestor coun
ty, and will always be proud to say
that we were born in Ed<refield, be
cause she has given to the State and
National Government men of re
nown, whose names will go down
The Radcliffe Chautauqua will
will show here Oct. 16, 17, and 18th.
This is a high class entertainment,
giving plays that will entertain the
adults and please the children. We
secured these people to come be
cause we believed this class of en
tertainment would be uplifting to
the community in many ways, espe
cially along the lines of agriculture,
education and health. We have on
the first day, Oct. 16, agricultural
day, a man from Washington, D.
C., to lecture, also a man for educa
tional day, which is the 17th, and
health day, which is the 18tb, so
you see each day will have some
thing very b?n?ficiai and along lines
that people need to be informed, es
pecially how to keep their body in
a healthy state, and as free from
disease as possible. These lectures
will be in the day, and at night
there will be high class acting. We
would be glad if all that can would
come, and especially those that
would like to learn just the things
to do to prolong life, and leave off
the things which bring on prema
ture death. You and family come
if vou can.
?fr ~ ~ ~S
now with two automobile sale gara
ges, and a new Cafe run by Mr.
Mr. Jim Reardon was up in his
new Chevrolet, recently purctia8;d
from C. C. Osborn.
Mrs. Cornelia Edmunds went to
Augusta Sunday to visit her hua
band at the Margaret Wright.
Rev. Jno. F. Warren bas been
called here for his full time, and be
will begin a Bible Class to-night,
Oct. 9th, and continue it for some
time. We consider that we are
very fortunate in securing Bro.
Warren, beoause he is a Bible schol
ar, a splendid preacher, and a spir
ited man with a back-bone and not
afraid of public opinion.
We have had considerable sick
ness in our community, but ara glad
to say all are up again.
Misses Rosada Talbert and Marie
Blackwell will be home from An
derson College to spend Sunday and
Monday with home folks.
I forgot to mention, we will also
have a corn show at the school
house during the Chautauqua, and
premiums will be offered for the
best 12 ears of corn, and also prem
iums for canned goods and the best
Parksville, ,S. C., Oot. 9, 1916.
Civic League Meets With Mrs.
A Tvery enthusiastic meeting of
the Civi?'. League was held with
Mrs. N. G. Evans on Monday after
noon with Mrs. E. P. Jones in
charge. Arrangements Vere made
for the serving of a splendid dinner
at the county fair and committees
were appointed which are published
elsewhere in this issue.
Besides the serving of dinners
and lunches each day, the league
will enter a beautiful float along
with those of other individuals and
organizations. The league showed
great unity in their activities and
great loyalty to their officers and
their ideals in carrying out every
plan which would be for the up
building of the league and for the
best interests of the fair.
Mrs. Agatha Woodson will be
hostess for the next D. A. R. meet
ing which will be held Tuesday af
ternoon, the 17th, at 4 o'clock. All
members who have not paid 20cts
for conference dues will please come
prepared to hand this amount to the
Mrs. N. G. Evans.