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State Supervisor Rural Schools, Gun
ter, Highly Pleased With Recent
Inspection of Edgefield County
??Columbia, S. C., Nov, 6. 1916.
?^The State Supervisor of Rural
Schools was delighted the past week
to spend 3 days in Edgefield County
visiting some of the country schools,
in company with the County Super
intendent of Education, Mr. W. W.
Fuller. This is a visit that the State
Supervisor had long been looking
forward to, and he regretted that
other engagements at the end of the
week, as well as the County Fair,
-made i' impossible to spend more
ti* ' e in the country schools.
Two days were given to the?e
schools, and during these days nine
country schools or school communi
ties were visited by the Superinten
dent and Supervisor. The progress
that has been made in recent years
in building up good country schools
of the best type was gratifying. Con
solidated schools in comfortable, well
arranged buildings have been dis
placing the small one-teacher schools
Mn uncomfortable buildings in many
"iaces in the country.
The visits of the first day were
made to Antioch, Red Hill, Flat
Rock, and Collier. Two of these.
Antioch and Collier, are two- teach
er rrual graded schools in comforta
ble, well arranged, two-teacher
buildings. Red Hill is a three
teacher rural graded school in a
building that has been recently add
ed to and in a measure modernized.
Flat Rock is a one-teacher school in
*-a building that is not up to the stan
dard set by the three schools men
tioned. The State Supervisor, how
ever, was informed that improve
ments are being considered in this
community. The enrollment at
Flat Rock is large for one teacher
to instruct in a one-teacher school.
It i-t impossible for the children ?n
these circumstances to have the best
opportunities that country schools in
many places are now affording.
It is possible for the three rural
graded schools to do a good type
of country school work, and the
State Supervisor was impressed
with the idea that this work was
being done. The time is not far
distant when Red Hill will have a
fourth teacher in a room already
provided for a fourth teacher. The
State Supervisor was pleased also
to hear during his visit that prepara
tions are being made for the intro
duction of industrial teaching in the
Red Hill school. This is a type cf
work that our country schools every
where are needing and it is particu
larly pleasing Tor a strong school
like Red Hill to lead out into this
? work in a country community.
Collier also will likely have ar i
additional teacher within a short
time. The enrollment has now near
ly reached the three-teacher stage.
The advanced work at this school
demands three teachers if all thc in
struction in school is to be thorough
The visit to the Collier school
closed our school visiting for the
day, but on returning to Edgefield
for the night the addition to the
building at Brunson was inspect?e'.
When this house is completed Brun
sou, will have a modern, two-room
house thoroughly satisfactory in
every respect. The State Supervisor
was particularly well pleased with
the improvements that are being
made ir. the portion of the old build
ing that is being retained. When ii,
is completed this old portion will be
as thoroughly modern and as weil
arranged as the new addition. I do
not know of an addition to an old
house anywhere in the State where
the modern ideas of the State build
ing bulletin are carried out more
. effectively than in the Brunson en
The second day's visitation took
us to Harmony, Tillman, Lott and
Pine Grove. Harmony is a ruval
graded school with four teachers.
Lott and Pine Grove are two-teacher
schools and Tillman a one-teacher
It was a genuine pleasure to ob
serve the type of instruction that is
bein?? carried on by the teachers of
the Harmony school in the old b Ll i Ki- I
ing. A school of this kind con
ducted and taught as it is is deserv
ing of the new building now near
completion. This Harmony building
is one of the greatest country school
enterprises in the State. When
complete it will certainly be a splen
did tribute to the people of the com
munity and a credit to the County
of Edgefield and the State at lar?e.
Many a country community could
receive great inspiration if some of
the leading citizens of these commu
nities could see the Harmony build
One of the first impressions that
came to the State Supervisor of
Rural schools In his visits to the
three other schools was the near
ness of these schools to one another.
Tillman and Lott are both in the
same district. Tillman as a one
teacher school is in excellent condi
tion. Likewise Lott as a two-teach
er school. Both schools are com
fortably housed. If these two
schools, however, were brought to
gether and a building erected l.ot
only adequate to the needs of the
schools, but suitable to comm^r.ity
purposes, the final result would b<i
a school that would be an inspira
tion to the people of the entire com
We regretted that we did not ar
rive at Pine Grove in time to see this
school in session. As this school is
in a separate district and near the
Aiken County line it might not be
possible to include it in a combina
tion enterprise in this section of the
county. But a consolidation of
Lott and Tillman ought to be farther
removed from Pine Grove than the
Lott school is at present. This
ought to be done in order to give
the two schools sufficient territory
to guarantee adequpte support to
During the noon hour of Wednes
day the State Supervisor greatly en
joyed a visit to the Johnston school.
Lack of time permitted only an in
spection of the building. This in
spection, however, was profitable as
well as enjoyable.
Likewise, however, being unable
to go into country schools Thursday
on account of the Fair, the State
Supervisor spent an enjoyable two
hours in the Edgefield high schcol
Thursday morning and had a confer
ence with the principal of the Tren
ton school later in the day.
As is readily observed the two
days' visitation took the State Su
pervisor into only two sections of
the county. He is anxious for an
opportunity to make a return visit
to Edgefield in order that he might
see more of the splendid progress
in evidence in Edgefield County.
State Supervisor of Rural Schools.
Rally Meeting of First Division,
Mountain Creek, Nov. 19.
There will be a meeting of the
First division W. M. U. at Moun
tain creek next Sunday Nov. 19.
All societies in this association are
expected to send delegates and a
report of all work done since the
annual meeting at Gilgai in August.
Mrs. B. N. Talbert, Div., presi
dent, in charge.
10 o'cclock-Devotions, Mrs. F.
Welcome, Mrs. J. D. Arrington.
Roll call with verbal reports
from Berea, Bethany, Bold Springs,
Edgefield. Gilgal, Little Stevens
Creek, Mountain Creek.
How to enlist new members, Mrg
Y. W. A's-Miss Emmie Lan
1:30-?Tesas and the women of
the Ne?v Testament, Mrs, J. L.
Accounts of Orangeburg Con
vention, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman
Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs. Abner
Song by Sunbeam Band.
Exercise by Y. W. A.
Talk by Pastor.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
theD. A R' m will beheld on Tues
day afternoon, the 21st, at 3:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Maner
Lawton. A report from the con
ference will be made at thia meet
Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Statement From President of
Colored Fair Association.
Mr. Editor: Please allow rae space
in your columns to say to the pub
lic, both white and colored, that
the Edgefield county colored fair
association feel grateful to every
one for the support and co-operatiou
given us in holding this fair.
Our fair association was very
broad in its organization, we did
not confine our membership to a
few. Nor did we confine it to any
religious belief or sect, but to all
colored people of the county inter
ested in the welfare of the race and
and the general good of the people
of the county, both wThite and col
Our fair was organized on the
principal of co-operation, and it has
been clearly demonstrated. If you
have read our little pamplet, "the
premium sheet," there is evidence
of tiie fact again by the business
advertisements of our town and
The white people have help
ed us in every way possi
ble. They have offered assistance,
if needed, the banks offered finan
cial aid. And I know of instances
where white ladies have insisted on
their colored help to try and do
something to make the fair a suc
cess. The white fair association
ailowed us to use their grounds and
buildings, and they have co-opera
ted with us in every way.
The town council resinded the
licenses on the amusements we had
there, and the Mayor Dr. J. G.
Edwards was there himself to say
that we were welcome. The po
licemen were nice and courteous t9
people, and there was never better
order anywhere than we bad.
Our fair was not organized for
financial speculation, but to demon
strate to our colored brother the
art of farming that he may be more
productive and make a better far
mer. It is true we bad a few dis
appointments, and things looked
some gloomy, but the cloud Jof
gloom soon passed away and our
hearts was turned to joy.
Now let us forget our disappoint
ments and grievances and feel proud
of the reputation and success we
have made and try to have a better
and grander fair next fall than we
did this time. The stockholders are
requested to meet at the A. M. E.
church on the morning of the 24th
Nov. 1916, at 10 a. m., and the re
port of the committees, Sec. and
Treas, will be made,
J. S. Ramey, Pres,
Parties who borrowed my gun
last season piase return same. I
need it. ,
George W. Adams.
FOR SALE: One Ford Touring
Car. Guaranteed to be in first
class shape-practically new.
G. W. Adams.
Big stock of comforts and blan
kets. Prepare for cold weather and
M uk ?shy Bargain House.
FOR SALE: Six young horses.
G. W. Adams.
Our stock of boys' and men's
clothing is yet unbroken. Come in
and get a fit and save some money.
Mukasby Bargain House.
FOR RENT-A nine room resi
dence on Columbia street. Good
garden, servant's house, barn, etc.
Apply to M. C. Parker.
A warm sweater for the cool
snap. In grey, navy, and heather
with and without collars, ?1.00 to
F. G. Merlins, Augusta, Ga.
WANTED - To board in some
good private family. See me at
this office any time.
Great clothes are those "new
style" garments, all wool, stylish
and durable. In mixtures and solid
colors, ?17.50 to ?30.00.
F G Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
we invite the ladies to come
in and see our very stylish
Nothing better on the market.
Muk ashy Bar
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1916, to
the 15th day of March, 191*
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1916,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1916, the County"
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1917, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
live per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid tA.xes will be Collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1916J are
For State purposes 6$
" Ordinary County 6A
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7i
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limeston? 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
'* Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston 8
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 5
Wards ' 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li
" Corporation and R. R. Ul
All the male citizens between ~-the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 5ii cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work B?X days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Now is the opportunity to get you a
We have about twenty suits in
stock that we are going to soil at a
reduction of $5.00 each.
The Corner Store
. H. Turner
Let me have your orders for fruit
trees of all kinds. I represent the
Van Lindlay Nursery, Pomona, N.
C., which is the leading nursery in
the south. The large fruit growers
of the Ridge section purchase their
trees from this nursery. Their trees
are always strong, vigorous and
true to name.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Come in and get a pair of Walk
over shoes for dress and get a pair
of work shoes made by Endicott &
I Johnson or by Peters, all the best
Mukashy Bargain House.
WiH Surely Sfo-s Thal Couch.
To Whom it May Concern:
Please Take Notice, that a vacan
cy occurred in the trusteeship un
der the corporate mortgage of the
Twin City Power Company, dated
the first day of January, 1001, by
reason of the resignation of the
Guardian Trust Company, substi
tuted trustee therein, and Daniel J.
J. Ral pin of Waterford, Saratoga
County and State of New York, has]
been duly appointed in said mort
gage, as substituted trustee in the
place and stead of said Guardian
Trust Company of New York, and
has accepted such appointment as
Twin City Power Company by
GEORGE E. O'CONNOR,
Nov. 0, 191 G.-5t.
Notice of Sale
OF PERSONAL PROPERTY BY
Notice is hereby given that by
virtue of an order of the Probate
Court of Edgefield County, I will
sell all of tho personal property be
longing to the estate of Elbert Ste
vens, deceased, and consisting of
one mule, two horses, farm imple
ments, farm produce, and shop
tools, and all other personal proper
ty belonging to said estate, on No
vember 22nd, 1910, at the residence
of the said Elbert Stevens, in Edge
field County, S. C. The sale will
begin at eleven o'clock a. m.
Terms of Sale Cash
Nov. ll, 1910.
Cold Weather Is Here.
Come in and let us fit you in what you need for the
cold weather. We buy only the best goods from the
largest manufacturers, and what you get frou us is
Our stock of Clothing is direct from the leading
manufacturers, the styles are the latest and mate
rial consists of all the popular weaves.
If you once wear a Crossett or Selz-Schwab shoe
you will wear no other. They fit well, wear well
and look well. We bought before the rise in leath
er, giving you a close price.
See our stylish Hats in all the popular colors.
Large stock of Neckwear and Underwear.
Dorn Sc Minis.