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EDGEFTELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,191
Pleased With the County Fair.
Death of Mrs. Harrison Scott.
The Church Debt Paid.
A New Club.
The Edgefield Fair afforded three
very enjoyable days tor many from
here. It is always a pleasure to fro
to Edgefield, but to be there with so
many attrnctions, made it all the
more so. The exhibits were fine,
and all of the floats were beauti
ful, some being most original, and
no State Fair has ever exhibited
better. The fair not only afforded
sight seeing, but the meeting up
with so many friends and relatives
made it doubly pleasant. Several
of the judges in the various depart
ments were from here, and this
courtesy was sincerely appreciated.
We hope for another fair next year,
and Johnston should be there with
more floats, and especially one from
her excellent school.
Mrs. Harrison Scott died at her
home here on Friday, after only
a few days ill.jess. For many
years she has been in frail health,
but was able to be about with her
friends, and her sudden passing
away, was a shock to her many
friends, and every one is grieved
that this gentle, kindly woman is
She was a consecrated Christian
woman, and the example of her life
is one for emulation. She was a
lo>al member of the M. E. Church;
she was true to the cause of Christ,
true to her friends, and true to all
that was good.
Her presence in the immediate
home circle and with the neighbor
ing friends, was beautiful and sweet,
and her kindly touch was often felt
by needy ones, so her ??oing to the
Heavenly Home, whil :~ ;*
a sad loss to those lef
She leaves a devote
four children, Me
Mitchel, Walter Deri
.anc7. Harry Scott.
Amelia Houston, mau? ?W.
with her, and two sisters and a
brother ieside in Augusta.
The funeral services were held o^
Saturday morning being coodm.
by her paster, Rev. J. H. Th^ckt
Many beautiful flowers were ? laced
on her casket.
Miss Emma Bouknight has gone
to Dallas, Texas, as delegate from
the Mary Ann Bute Chapter, D. of
C., to attend the General U. D.
Dr. J. D. Chapman, of Green
ville, yisited in the home of Rev.
W. S. Brooke last week, and on
Wednesday evening made an excel
lent talk at the Baptist prayer meet
Mrs. John Howard Payne was
hostess for the Young Matron's
Club" on Friday afternoon, and two
very happy hours were spent by
this congenial party of friends. The
members are all intimate friends,
and every meeting is of genuine
pleasure as they chat and exchange
ideas. Each one brought fancy
work, which occupied the fingers,
while chatting merrily.
During the latter part of the time,
the hostess invited all in the dining
room, and here the Hallowe'en idea
was well carried out. The room
was decorated in the?? many symbols
of this weird night, and all the
lights had shadows of goblin faces.
Autumn leaves were used in the
decoiations, add the table was cov
ered with a lunch cloth decorated
in the symbols. The centerpiece
was a pumpkin filled with autumn
leaves, around which circled witch
es on brooms. A tempting salad
course, with coffee and whipped
ci earn was served, and on each plate
was a tiny witch on a broom,
Mrs. Reynolds has been quite ill
at her home near town, but is now
thought to be some better.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Payne, of
Greenwood, visited relatives htre
for the week end.
It is a great joy to the members
of the Baptist church that the debt
remaining, of their new church, has
been paid in full. The members re
sponded willingly and most liberal
. ly, and there were some who were
not members that aided. One of
these, Mr. W. T. Walton, whose
membership is at Stevens' Creek
church, but who often attends here.
He gave ?'500, and his generous gift
was sent , in an unknown way,
but the donor's name became known.
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Woman's Christian Temperance
The November meeting of the
W. C. T. U. was held on Monday
afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Milton Jones, who entertained in
her accustomed kind and hospitable
A very encouraging number wer-e
present, and the business consisted
of the decision to hold a Rummage
sale on Saturday week, and some
preparations were made for the ob
servance of World's Temperance
Sunday the coming Sunday in each
of the schools of the town.
Little Mary Lillie Byrd recited a
humorous selection about keeping
the corners of the mouth turned
The programme called foran ex
perience meeting, and a number of
the members responded, giving
some of the benefits they had de
rived from becoming white ribbon
adherents. The next meeting will
be with Mrs. Chalmers Hughes in
The hostess, Mrs. Jones served a
delightful salad courte with whin
ped cream and coffee.
Red Oak Grove News.
(Written for Last Week.)
The union meeting at Clarks Hill
was well attended from Red Doak
Grove. Messrs. Timmerman, Grif
fis, Bussey, Shelton, also Mrs. Ma
mie Bnssey attended on Saturday,
reporting good meeting, but the
attendance was small, as is usually
the case, and ara sure the Saturday's
meetings are the most instructive,
at least, we find them so.
Our Sunday School is moving
along very well, but we need help
-the interest and enthusiasm on
the part of the older church raern
Vrs. Most, parents seemingly drift
? --f in re
IV' --ts, trading knives, vio
1 .s/ta house to boase on Sun
..ay, and not recognizing your S. S.,
is surely an unsafe method, l'es,
sadly a mistake to never be recall
Our time is important, every mo
ment of it, par''.eularly the early
childhood days, aral we do feel, that
should parents neglect then to im
press upon the child the fact, that
their life is not theirs to idle away,
their task will grow more difficult
as the years go be. Oh! what might
we expect, if we should raise our
boys and girls with no knowledge
of the Sunday School, a duty neg
lected, a life incomplete.
, "Our orchards and our gardens,
We till with zealous care;
But child plants neglected,
Are dropping everywhere."
The Social Circle meets on next
Wednesday p. m. at Mrs. Luther
Timmermans, Mrs. Mamie Bussey
The Y. W. A.'s are planning
somewhat for a public meeting soon.
The Sunbeams are actively at work
now, and like the Y. W. A's
they have a regular and a good
Mr. and Mrs. James Aiton, from
CallisOD, Greynwood county, visit
ed the latter's sister, Mrs. Nick
Griffis last week.
On account of sickness, our teach
er at Flat Rock was prevented tak
ing active part in Children's Day at
the fair. Best wishes for the day.
Grain sowing is the order of the
day, and we are glad to see it, for
success is not attained on the farm
without a continuous growing of
crops. Seed sowing time all the
while; so might it be.
The automobiles are getting to be
as common around here as buggies.
Several have been purchased within
a short while, and we hear more are
contemplated, buying with that
twenty cents per lb cotton. A
surer investment for one without a
bank account' would be to start that
first, and then will have a draw
coming to help run the machine.
Honor Roll of Rehoboth School.
First Grade-Eddie Culbreth.
Third Grade-Mary Winn.
Fourth Grade-Ellen Culbreath.
Eighth Grade-Kathleen Gil
Very Successful Union Meeting.
Good Attendance. Good .
Speeches. Grist Mill
(Written for last week.)
The event towarri which our com
munity has been looking forward
for some time has come and gone.
That is the Union meeting. Every-!
thing conspired to make this an ex-y
.headingly enjoyable occasion. Th"
weather and the seasons play a very
important part in our enjoyment,"
and the success of our plans. In'
these respects we weie fortunate,
for October, always beautiful, was
never more gracious and srailin
than on the opening day, and gra
ed our meeting in her lovely dress
of gieen, and crimson, and gold, i
This earth is so beautiful sometimes/
that it is good to be alive, just tb*t
look at it. We sometimes wonder [
if Heaven could . possibly be more
to our liking than this earth. But
I meant to tell you about 2tbe Unr;
On Saturday, there was not a
large crowd, but there were soaftfc
choice spirits among those who;
were there. All of tue delegates
did not come, nor were all of the';
speakers present; nevertheless, the;
program was carried out in full?
and all of the suggested topics were?
discussed in interesting and instru<&
tive speeches. Those who spokej
were, Revs. J. T. Littlejohn, P. B?[
Lanham, and J. A. Gaines, an
Messrs. S. B. Mays and W/l
On Sunday, there was a largo
crowd, many visitors being ?resent
from a distance. On the chuacfr
ground, a great change which has
taken place in Edgefield county
within the last three years was strik
ingly noticeable. That is, the great I
""?ft in the number of auton, o-1
respect. And our pev;..* :
enjoying this mo'l*- ci" locomotion.
They can sympathize with the old
negro woman who was taking her
first joyous ride on the railroad
train. Overcome by the rythmic
motion, she exclaimed, "Hum, hum,
I'm a ridin um some. I'm jest hit
tin <le groun' in de high places!"' ?
But like the widow Bedott, I have
digressed again. I must get back
to the Un ?OD. The first service on
Sunday morning was of course that
of the Sunday School, which is con
ducted by Mr. W. J. Gaines. He
hailed this opportunity to bring in
something of fresh interest, and so
secured addresses from Mr. J. H.
Courtney, of Trenton, and Prof.
Mellichamp, Principal of the Red
Hill school. Mr. Courtney's ad
dress was on modern methods of il
lustrating the topic of the lesson.
He did this by using object illus
trations of tho lesson fur the day,
giving altogether an entertaining
and instinctive address.
Prof. Mellichamp spoke on the
value of faithfulness and regularity
in the discharge of dut1-', showing
that these qualities were of para
mount importance in the up-build
ing of a good Sunday School. His
remarks were thoughtful, practical,
and timely; and while disclaiming
any ability as a speaker he showed
himself no mean hand at the art.
The sermon for the morning hour
was by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, from
the text, ''How can two walk to
gether except they be agreed." His
subject was "Progressiveness in
Mission Work" and he argued the
necessity of unity among the work
ers for the accomplishment of this.
The writer was sorry not to have
heard this excellent sermon.
The dinner hour was unusually
enjoyable, for the people who had
jolted there in cars were more than
ready for the bountiful feast which
was spread before them. This is
another respect in which old, or
rather new, Mt. Zion is not going
to be out done. There is no church
anywhere which entertains more
lavishly or more cheerfully.
Assembling in the church after
dinner, the congregation listened at
tentively to a sermon by Rev. Jos.
A. Gaines, from the text, ''Good
Stewards of the Manifold Grace of
God." "Stewardship" is the title
of this discourse, it being one of a
Sick Folks Are Returning Home.
' Mrs. H. F. Cooper's Crys
tal Wedding. Plenty of
Hog and Hominy.
, The sick folks were returning
home Saturday. Mrs. Georgia Mc
Kie brought Mrs. Luta Baynon
home with her and Mrs. Julia
Townes, who had gone down with
her. Mrs. Baynon had been on a
visit to her friend, Mrs. Sacre, and
while there, was sick the whole
time. Hope now she will improve,
although she was feeling quite bad
ly Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. Bunch was also quite sick
Saturday night. Glad she was bet
Mr. Henry McKie brought Mrs.
Tom Miller home from the hospital
Saturday, and carried the lady that
went up with her back to Augusta
?n the afternoon. Glad Mrs. Mil
ler was so much better she could
leave there, and hope she wHl con
tinue to improve.
While in Augusta, we met up
with Mrs. II. P. Cooper, and thank
ed her for her kind remembrance of
an old friend, by the invitation to.
her Crystal Wedding, Nov. 14.
?We hear lots of talk about it, and
we suppose there will be . quite a
large number in attendance. We
wish for them many, many, years of
happiness yet to come. Hope that
all things will work right so we
We also met Mrs. Williams, who
moved last f3ll from the Cross
Roads. Glad to hear that she is
better than when we saw her last
Mrs. Georgia McKie's baby girl,
Lois, was quite sick Saturday. We
have not heard how she is, but sup
pose she is better, as Master Willie,
Misses Marjorie, Alice and Doro
thy, attended services in North Au
gusts and brought visitors home
? Korr?. 1
fine (torn. That is the way tor an
thc farmers to be, able to have plen
ty of hog and hominy at home, also
wheat and oats for their stock.
Flour is so high, also corn, meal
and meat, and Irish potatoes have
been very scarce and high all the
year. Eggs are at ft premium, also
We can't see how the poor people
in cities are to live. Coal and wood
have advanced in price, and there is a
great deal of suffering, necessarily
among thc poor people.
series on that subject. In the usual
vein of its author, this sermon is
full of interesting and logical
The LTnion now came to a close,
with the announcement that the
next one would convene with Ebe
nezer church, at Trenton, on the 5th
Sunday in December.
Crop gathering has been pushed
forward with great rapidity in our
neighborhood during this fine fall
weather. Though the cotton crop
is not heavy, all seem cheerful and
hopeful on account of the tine price.
Our people are getting good prices,
too, for hogs, calves, butter, eggs,
and other produce.
Mr. W. A. Pardue has been do
ing a tine business at his gin this
fall. He has recently installed a
grist mill, also, and is now turning
out corn meal of excellent quality.
Miss Lillias Weeks accompanied
her uncle, Dr. J. R. A. Whitlock,
to his home in Tremonton, Utah,
where she is to receive a liberal ed
ucation before her return home.
This is a piece of good fortune upon
which she is to be congratulated.
Rev. Jos. A. Gaines and family
spent the month of October here
with his father, Mr. W. J. Gaines,
while repaias were being made on
the parsonage in Trenton. The
work being completed, they have
now gone to take up their abode in
their new home.
Miss Mary Gaines is now teach
ing the Anderson school, near the
Aiken-Augusta trolley line. She is
pleasantly located, but has to use a
horse and buggy to reach her school
This, though, is good trom a stand
point of health and pleasure.
Miss Fannie Pardue has returned
to her teaching in Lancaster county.
Very Pleasant Entertainment in
The ladies of the Rehoboth W.
M. S. entertained in a most charm
ing manner last Saturday afternoon,
at the home of Mrs. P. P. Doolittle
in honor of Miss Julia Strom, the
popular bride-elect of Nov. 21.
When in a round of merriment
and pleasant conversation, the little
honoree was unconsciously seated
beneath a parasol suspended from
the ceiling, Miss Lucile Cul breath,
in her bright and witty manner re
peated a few appropriate lines in
regard to "Showers from above;
Showers of love," etc., gave the
parasol a tilt and the bride-elect
was covered with a heavy shower
of linen. Most of these beautiful
gifts werii the own handiwork of the
members of this society.
The hall, parlor and living room
were elaborately decorated in chrys
anthemums, roses and ferns. After
each had penned a good wish in the
Brides book," we were invited in
to the dining room to partake of
dainty and delicious relreshments
This room was most artistically ar
ranged, the color scheme, white and
green, being carried out in the min
A large, white bell being above
the beautifully appointed table,
while streamers of green and white,
and tall vases of carnations lent a
charra of loveliness to the scene.
The bride-elect received a tract from
the President of the society. Souv
enirs of dainty slippers, bearing in
gold letters the date of the ap
proaching marriage, were given to
Our little honoree wore a stylish
gown of nut brown charmeuse with
touches of pink, which harmonized
beautifully with her rosy complex
ion and wealth of rich browu hair.
Miss Strom has been a faithful
and efficient member ot our society,
and has served as treasurer for the
past four years. We are loath to
give her up, for in doing *o, we feel
that we are losing ' <.....- -..---?.
I J.* u?uumui uance was given on
Hallowe'en night at Wise's Hall by
the young ladies of Trenton. Vis
itors were present from Edgefield.
Johnston, Aiken and Augusta. Mus
ic was furnished by a band from
Aiken, and the evening will be loug
remembered, for the many delight
ful pleasures it afforded.
Miss Elberta Bland, from Aiken,
came over for the masquerade Hal
lowe'en dance and was the guest of
MHB Maude Bettis.
Friends of Mrs. Emma Atkins
will be grieved to know that she is
quite indisposed. She is with her
sister, Mrs. Susie Miller
Miss Dollie Bettis has returned
home after a visit to Miss Agnes
Fly the or Augusta.
Mrs. Emma Bouknight has gone
to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Na
tional Convention U. D. C."
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., entertain
ed her Embroidery Club on Satur
day, from three-thirty till six. A
salad course with tea was served.
Mrs. Sara Shuler from Batesburg
and Mrs. Mamie Tillman trom
Edirctield were guests of Mrs. B. K.
Tillman on Monday.
Miss Howard from Buck Inland,
was the week-end visitor of Miss
The D. A. R. had a call meeting
on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. B.
Mr. Douglass Wise from Bath,
spent Sunday with the home folks.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., entertain
ed with two tables of bridge Satur
day evening. After the game de
lightful refreshments were served.
Mrs. Stewart from Greenville is
visiting at the home of Prof. and
Mr. Pearce Walker. Misses Nan
nie Walker and Callie Ramsey,
from North Augusta, were recent
guests of Mrs. J. R. Moss.
Miss Lula Roper is a welcome
visitor among her relatives and
Mr. William Durisoe has return
ed to Washington after a visit to
Mrs. Julia Holland.
Great clothes are those "new
style" garments, all wool, stylish
and durable. In mixtures and solid
colors, *17.50 to ?30.00.
F G Meitins, Augusta, Ga.
Large Attendance. Creditable
Exhibits. G^od Address by
Col. Watson. Three Beau
Owing to the financial depression
resulting from the war in Europe
the members of the Edgefield Coun
ty Fair Association made no effort
to hold a fair in the falls of 1914
and 1915. But during the past
summer, after the return of prosper
ity was evidenced on every hand,
i he managers decided to hold a fair
this fall, November 1, 2, 3 being
selected for the dates. A3 soon as
Major R. S. Anderson returned
from Washington early in October,
be threw himself unreservedly into
the enterprise and contributed very
largely to the success of the fair.
At first, he directed his attention;
toward putting the buildings and
grounds in first-class condition, and
as the date for the fair approached
and during the fair he looked after
many details, altogether contribut
ing a large measure of valuable ser
The weather last week was ideal
and the occasion was in some res
pects ideal. ?Some of the depart
ments were particularly strong, not
ably the stock department. Some
of the hor3es, mules and colts
would have done credit to any fair
m the country. Many persons were
surprised that there was so much
fine stock in the county. This in
creased attention to stock raising is
one of the results of the fairs that
have been held in the past. Some
of the other departments were very
good, the weakest being the agri
cultural or field crops department.
Some of the few exhibits were very
tiue, but there should have been ten
times the number. The appearance
of this department was a reflection
on the farmers of Edgefield county
-on those who took no interest and
made no exhibits.
Tl . -..u:i. * ~ T-w
a larger exhibit ever
After the parade Thursday, Col.
E. J. Watson, commissioner of ag
riculture, delivered an instructive
address about the coming of the boll
weevil and urged diversification^
Col. Watson is always well received
by Edgefield audiences.
The fancy work department aud
the household department were
good, but the ladies are entitled to*
the credit for this. The flowers in
the woman's building were also very
pretty and added much to the fair.
There were also some very credita
ble exhibits in the poultry building;
but many persons who could have
entered fowls made no effort to ar
range an exhibit.
Tne ladies of the Civic League
and Cemetery Association were on
duty all three days, from the early
hours of the morninir till late in tbe
afternoon, serving the great hungry
throng. They served the large
crowd wonderfully well, realizing
for their work about $-400, gross.
As heretofore, the parades were
very attractive features of the fair
Wednesday afternoon the parade of
decorated adult and child's rigs
was held, being formed as follows:
Misses Hortense Woodson and Ele
anor Miras, white rig and white
horse, l*t prize.
Misses Marie Holson and Eileen
Barling, daffodil rig with black,
horse, 2nd prize.
Miss Hazell Dorn, a beautiful
wistaria rig with white horse.
Next came the children's rigs as
follows: Misses Gladys, Ann and
Mary Lawton, white rig, 1st prize.
Misses Mary and Martha Thur
mond, orange rig, 2nd prize.
Jack Feltham and Effie Allen
Lott, patriotic rig.
The parade Thursday afternoon
was composed of trades displiys,
decorated automobiles and floats, as
Floats: Civic League, 1st prize;.
VV, CT. U., 2nd prize; D. A. R."
U. D. C., and a Hallowe'en float
arranged by Mrs. W. L. Dunovant^
Trades displays: Collett & Mitch
ell, 1st prize; Israel Mukashy, 2nd
prize; Dorn ?fe Miras, M. A. Tay
lor, Chero-Cola Company, Edgefield
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