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Kewsy Letter From Red Oak
Grove and Flat Rock
Another good day at Red Oak
.Grove, large congregation greeted
pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey, yester
day. "Rejoice always" was sub
ject used and very much enjoyed it
was. A vote was taken to raise pas
tors salary, which was unanimous
ly carried. Enlarged salary is one
evidence of the esteem in which
l?r. Bussey is held by his church,
the place of his birth. May his
days among us be many, foi his
place will be hard to fill.
Our men-folks are enthused over
bonding county. Good roads is
what they want now, since the way
has been plausibly presented. Most
of them seem to have the right con
ception now, and are eager to do all
they can. I think "Good Roads
Day" will be generally observed in
this immediate section. Am quite
sure it is a step in right direction,
benefitting man and beasts, to-be
sure it enhances the value of our
property, besides gives the sur
rounding country a better rating to
the stranger passing our way. I'm
as much enthused over "good roads"
movement, as that of Educational
advances, for good roads
means better advantages to our
schools. Yes over again. Be as
sured thi? household is a not only
a good wisher to both, but active
servants, willing to lend aid in
every way we can. May the day be in
near future that the proper spirit
toward both movements be state
wide at least. We are so proud, as
Mr. Mims said v?e live in South
Carolina and no where else, that we
want our state to rank among first
in every good work.
The oyster supper for Flat Rock
school was held at Mr. Joe Busseys
home as much better accommoda
tions could be extended our friends
there. While the sum raised was
pleasing, that was not all our com
mittee had in mind and desired from
our friends at large, but we hoped
to add to our community in a so
cial way, and as things occurred,
we now can't decide that our efforts
were appreciated, or abused. Tho
we forgive, and pray for every one,
that they may have the proper
manhood lo overcome the weakness.
The Y. W. A's will meet on next
Saturday at Miss Dendis Dows and
finish their quilt for Orphanage.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nixon and fam
ily from North Augusta came up
and spent Sunday in our town.
Mrs. Eva Bussey . and little Har
old, also Mrs. Lizzie Sholton spent
Sunday evening with Mrs. Lamb,
making the evening so pleasant.
Eva is facsimile of her dear mother
in nature, as she grows older.
Our social circle meets the 7th
at Mrs. Joe Bussey's.
The coming of Christmas is fore
most thought with our girls and
boys, and older ones too, so may we
be planning as mothers ty make it
an instructive one as well as a hap
py one. Th6 child's mind should
be impressed now with the proper
spirit of Christmas.
A great time is expected, in the
Court House on Friday. In'the
first place, the ladies of the D. A.
R. will serve splendid oyster stew,
pickles and coffee to all who will
come from midday on, until the
supply of oysters are exhausted and
the spellers likewise.
No admission will be charged till
7:30, when the hour foi the Bee
will be approaching. Great ex
citement will then prevail and the
doors will be crowded with people
seekiug admission. Ten cents for
everybody, men women and chil
It makes no difference how late
you come, just walk in and take
your place in the Bee and try to
win the capital prize, a splendid
If you can't win that on account
of fright and nervousness, then you
may be able to win another cake
for the best woman speller in town,
or, if you are a man you will have
one offered to you for the best Spel
les in town. If you do not get ei
therj you can sit back and laugh at
the others miss.
Four prizes for the graded school
boys and girls, this will be exciting.
Rules. No foreign words; no
second trial; no telling.
Any person may appeal to the
Umpire on a doubtful word.
Capt. E. H. Folk, teacher, Major
T. J. Lyon and Miss Annie Clisby
A good laugh takes a nail out of
your coffin. Don't miss it.
Candy and other eatables will be
there for the children and oysters
for the grown-ups.
WANTED-Highest cash price
paid for scrap iron, including plow
points, plow steels, wagon and bug
gy tires, stoves, mowers and old
farm machinery cut to pieces, brass
es and auto tires.
R. M. Winn,
Plum Branch, S. C.
(Continued from First Page.)
xon, of Augusta, are visiting Mrs.
The last meeting of the Emily
Geiger Chapter, D. A. R., held
with Mrs. John Wright was a full
one, nearly all of the members be
ing pre?ent. Mrs. M. T. Turner,
Regent, presided, and all reports of
officers and committees were grati
The treasurer, Mrs. W. S. Mob
ley, reported all bills of the Chap
ter paid, and all indebtedness of the
recent State Conference had been
settled, with still something in the
treasury. A vote of thanks was
given to each one who had in any
way assisted in the recent confer
ence' and the Chapter gave Mrs.
Turner a rising vote of thanks for
the effort that she had put forth in
making the conference a success, as
far as local efforts were concerned.
The report of the conference were
made by Mesdames W. B. Cogburn
and M. T. Turner. The chief feat
ure of this meeting was the estab
lishment of the Industrial School,
near Walhalla, and Johnston is hap
py that what is going to terminate
in such an establishment for great
good, should have been brought
forth in this conference. To be
come a founder of the school, a con
tribution of $100 is given, and $25
of this to be given each year until
paid. This Chapter hopes to be
identified in what is going to be
such a wonderful thing for the
A letter was read concerning the
sale of "Montecello," the borne of
Th ornas Jefferson. It is hoped that
this can be purchased through Con
gress, to become property as Mt.
The historical session was in
charge of Mrs. W. E. LaGrone, and
was arranged as follows:
'"Explorations and Settlements in
America,'?-Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
"Current Events,"-Mrs. W. F.
After this bad been enjoyed, the
hostess served a tempting salad
course, with ooffee and whipped
Rev. and Mrs. W. P. B. Kinard
ana Miss Cecil Kinard, of Green
wood, were visitors in the homo of
Mr. M. T. Turner last week, en
route to Trenton to attend the Till
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren, of
Florida, are visiting in the home of
their parents, Col. and Mrs. F. M.
Warren at "The Cedars." On last
Thursday Mrs. Warren was sum
moned home by a telegram stating
the illness of her sister, and that an
operation was necessary. A tele
gram was received later, stating her
condition was more favorable. Ev
ery one is delighted to see Mr. and
Mrs. Warren and regret that their
visit bad sadness mixed with the
Miss Eliza Mims has gone to Sa
vannah to visit her sister, Mrs.
Mr. William Brunson, of Ninety
Six, was here Wednesday enroute
to Atlanta, where he will take a
Mr. John Fleming Marsh was a
welcome visitor here for Thanksgiv
Dr. B. L. Allen is now rapidly
improving, and is able to be out
again. He will go to Fruit Hill in
a few days to spend awhile in the
home of his mother, Mrs. Bettie
Mr. and Mrs. Sumter Wright
spent the past week here with their
mother, Mrs. Lucinda Wright.
Mrs. David Phillips and little
Ruth, of Springfield, are visiting in
the home of Mrs. Waters.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne, little Mar
garet and Elliot Lewis are at home
from a visit to Florence and Harts
Miss.Tuanita Woodward of Au
gusta, is visiting Miss Lizzie Kate
A beautiful home wedding was
that of Miss Jessie Edwards and
Mr. Wy teman Moffett, which oc
curred last Tuesday evening in the
home of the bride's brother, Mr.
B. E Edwards.
There were present only the im
mediate families of the two.
As the wedding march, Mendel
sohn's rang out, played by Miss
Leola Maffett the happy pair came
in unattended and Rev. W. S.
Brooke spoke the solemn words
that united them for life. Soon after
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Moffett
left for a short wedding trip.
The Y. W. A. of the Johnston
church is planning to send a box of
toys to the Connie Maxwell orphan
age to help Santa Clans at Christ
mas. They began to plan for this
some time ago and was a very sweet
thought on the part of this organi
zation. The superintendent of the
orphanage, Mr. Jamison will be
written to by one of the Y. W. A.
and some special home arranged for
to send the gifts.
SOME DEFINITIONS OF LIFE
Not All Sadness as Some Affect to Be
lieve, but Cannot Be All Joy
"Dreams! dreams! dreams!" an
swered Lord Beaconsfield, v bending
over the fire, when the late Lord Ron
ald Gower asked him, just before the
end, how he regarded the life of tri
umph. And then, characteristically
enough, smoking a cigarette which he
had just accepted, the statesman said,
"I have not smoked since you were
"Life," Lord Beaconsfield said to me
that last time I was with him at Hugh
enden (wrote Lord Ronald after
wards), "life is an ennui, or an anx
iety;" and he enlarged on his text by
saying that for the self-made life is
full of troubles and anxieties, for fear
of losing the position or the wealth
they have obtained; and for those
born with position and wealth there
is nothing to strive for, and life then
becomes a mere bore, an ennui, and a
burden. "My idea," he added, "of a
happy future state is one of those long
midsummer days when one dines at
nine o'clock!" Lord Beaconsfield had
left out the majority of mankind, those
who cannot afford either to be anxious
or to be bored, and, Indeed, in that
half-way state I believe the truest
earthly happiness exists.
"Life," added Lord Ronald, "when
those we have loved and cherished in
it are taken from us, is a long sad
ness; but, thank God, we may humbly
hope that In his good time we shall
again meet with our lost and loved."
CANNOT EXHAUST THE AIR
Scientific Explanation as to Why a
Lack of Nitrogen Need Not Be a
Matter of Dread.
A student at the University of Wash
ington, having read about making ni
trogen from the air, entered the chem
istry department and asked the pro
fessors there what would happen
when all the nitrogen had been taken
out of the air. The University of
Washington News-Letter says that
this is what they told him:
"The atmosphere over a square mile
of land is estimated to contain 20,000,
000 tons of nitrogen, which is enough
.to furnish all the world would require
for fifty years at the present rate of
consumption. Even if that were not
so, there would be no danger, for
there's a sort of 'dust to dust' process
Involved that is a safeguard in itself.
"Nitrates, when they go into the
soil, are taken up by the roots of
plants and utilized. After the plant
decays the nitrogen is given off, and
it returns again to the atmosphere.
"lt employed in the manufacture of
explosives, when the charge is explod
ed part of the nitrate returns to the.,
air as gas, while some goes into So
lution, falls to the earth and is taken
up by the plants, returning later to
Rank and File.
He was a "rookie" on his first sentry
duty at one of the government reser
vations. The corporal of the guard
had told him what to do when the
officer of the day appeared, which by
rulo ought to be at about half-past
nine that night. Sentry was to no
tify corporal when the officer had r
passed. At ten o'clock no report from
the sentry. The corporal wanted to
know why. Much perturbed, the sen
try said he was sorry. He had not
seen the officer.
"Keep me posted," said the corporal
sharply. "He might be late."
Fifteen minutes later the officer ap
peared, and this colloquy ensued:
Sentry-Who goes there?
Officer-Officer of the day.
Sentry-You're late, you are. Youll
get the devil when the corporal of the
guard sees you.
Cocoa as Currency.
Cocoa passed as currency among
the natives of Central and South
America at the time of the European
conquest, and that despite a plentiful
supply of gold. Joseph Acosta, in 1610,
tells us the Indians used "none of
their gold or silver for traffic in or
buy withal," and unto this day the cus
tom continues among them that in
stead of money they use cocoa. The
Aztecs of ancient Mexico also used
"cocoa" as small change, as many as
8,000 beans being counted legal ten
der. The value of the beans may be
judged from the fact that "a tolerably
good slave" could be purchased for 100
Had Reason to Be Proud.
Traveler-I say, what are you peo
ple so proud about? Last time I came
here everybody was very friendly and
now I can hardly get a person to
Uncle Eben-You'll pardon us, but
it's our town pride. You see, Joe Sum
mers picked up a guidebook that fell
out of a motor car last week and we
found that the old tannery swamp Is
a mountain tarn, Simmons' stone quar
ry a precipice, Bill Moodler's beer
house a wayside inn, and the whole
country chockfull of historical anti
dotes and delusions.
Advice for Business Men.
Get down off your high horse if you
expect to be heard and patronized by
common, everyday people. Put plain
horse sense and honeBt intentions in
your advertisements. These are the
things that appeal to you, and in all
essentials you are just like most of
the people you're trying to sell goods
We wish to announce that we will
show at THE CORNER STORE
on December 15th and 16th a large
and varied line of Jewelry and Silver
suitable in every way for your
Mr. Sullivan, from our Jewelry Store
at Greenwood, will personally have
charge of this exhibit, and he will be
pleased to serve you.
We Shall Look for You
Danger of Bad Teeth.
Crooked, twisted, anarled and de
formed teeth are a source of dan
ger to the child, family, and state
as well. Buck Teeth ben soon
sets too sensitive to be in touch
with his playmates, and stays in the
back-ground-getting farther and
farther away from his fellows.
The child is in danger of being a
recluse, a backward. Dentists are
to be found all over the land. Call
In every state, in almost every
county, you will find people, socie
ties, calling the attention of mother
to the necessities of dental cleanli
ness. Clean the teeth. You will
find that a clean tooth never de
cays-you will find dark spots on
the teeth under which lurk small
germs that eat holes in the teeth.
Get a little oris root and a good
brush and mb your teeth. Get a
brush for the boy and one for the
girl. When you find the teeth and
gums sore, bleed, the teeth falling
into holes, the gums separate from
the teeth, black spots on the teeth
inside and outside of ?aw, there is
bacteria on the teeth. If the teeth
are in any stage of decay, see a
Don't wait until you have lost
your best teeth to look after your
mouth. Watch the boy's and girl's
mouth. Disease often comes from
Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield and Aiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, 108, 130
and 106-Iso change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
Pine Ridge Camp 1:05 p. m., ar
rive Trenton 1:10 p. m., same as
Train No. Ill leave Trenton ll:
15 a. m., Baynham 11:30 a. m., Eu.
reka 11:40 a. m., Milledgeville ll:
50 a. m., Lakeview 11:55 a. m.,
Croft 12:20 p. m .Pine Ridge Camp
12:35 p. m., arrive Aiken 12:45 p.
Train No. 132 leave Aiken 1:85
p. m., same as at present. Arrive
Trenton 2:15 p. m.-No other chan
Train No. 110 leave Aiken 1:35
p. m., Pine Ridge Camp 1:39 p. m.,
Croft 1:50 p. m., Lakeview 1:57 p.
m., Milledgeville 2:10 p. m., Eure
ka 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:26 p. m.,
Trenton 2:40 p. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. Arrive Edgefield 3:00 p. m.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R, McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
LINGERING COUGHS ASE DANGER
Get rid of that tickling cough
that keeps yon awake at night and
drains yonr vitality and energy. Dr
King's New Discovery is a pleasant
balsam remedy, antiseptic, laxative
and promptly effective. It soothes
the irritated menbrane and kills the
cold germs; your cough is soon re
lieved. Delay is dangerous-get
Dr. King's New Discovery at once.
For noarly fifty years il has been
the favorite remedy for grippe,
croup, coughs and colds. Get a
bottle to day at your Druggist,
FISHING . TACKLE
Repairing of Fire Arms, Safes,
Talking Machines, etc.
Key Fitting a Specialty
Telephone 679 646 Broad St.
The white teachers of Edgefield
county are requested to meet in the
court house Saturday, Deo. 9, to
organize our Teachers' Associations
and arrange for a good meeting in
January. All teachers are urged to
T. J. LYON, Pres.
W. W. Fuller, C. S. E.
Notice of Final Set
tlement of Estate.
All persons interested in the es
tate of Martin Yonce, will take no
tice, that we will apply to the Pro
bate Judge for Edgefield County on
Thursday the 21st day of December
Prox., at eleven o'clock a. m., of
said day, or as soon thereafter as
practicable, for a final discharge
from the office of Executor of the
estate of the said Martin Yonce.
All persons indebted to said estate
will settle by said day; and all per
sons having claims against said es
tate will present them to the under
signed, or to Messrs. Sheppard
Bros., at Edgefield S. C., for pay
ment on or by said day.
J. M. Yonce,
J. T. Moyer,
Sheppard Bros., Attorneys.
You Cannot Make a Mistake in
Your Suit or Overcoat in a
Store Where Every One
is Emphatically Right
In selecting our Fall and Winter Suits and Overcoats we saw
to it that the fabrics and dyes were the best that could be pro
cured for our various grades of clothing.
The result is you cannot go wrong in buying your Suit or
Overcoat here, for every one is emphatically right. For your
perfect satisfaction in fit we show dozens or models from several
Correct Shoes, Hats and Haberdashy
for Men and Boys,
Outfitting Headquarters for Men and Boys