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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13,1916 NO. 45
VOL? ol _ . 1 _ -I- II m i MB S
Profitable W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Music Club Holds Profitable
Session. Men's Prayer
, The December meeting of the W.
C, T. JJ. was held with Mrs. James
White with a good attendance; a
cordial welcome was given each one
and a white bow was pinned on, but
some already had theirs on.
Miss Zena Payne presided, and
the opening scripture was one of
Praise for the W. C. T. U. over
the land, had done much through
the help of God for prohibition.
Mrs. Olin Eidson offered a prayer
thanking God for these blessings.
The committee, who had the pe
tition for prohibiting the sale of in
toxicating drinks, stated that it had
been turned over to proper authori
ties. Mrs. White reported having
made a visit to Governor Manning
while in Columbia relative to this,
Our town has had frequent visitsl
by carnivals, and a committee was
appointed to see the one who had
charge of the municipal license and
protest against this. The W. C.
T. U. has always stood for moral
uplift, and this Union hopes to be
able to assist iii preventing the oom- j
ing of the one looked for Christmas
The ot ,erving of December 10th
was discussed, and the president
stated that she had b id notices of
the day published and had request
ed the minister* of the town to of
fer special prayer for national con- j
A communication was read from j
Mrs. Joseph Sprott, concerning the
Lillian Stevens Campaign Fund,
and the Union will have a part in
this. The very interesting letters
from the national convention, of
the State President Mrs, Sprott,
were discassed, and the news of the I
national convention aa gleaned from
the Palmetto White" Ribbon' had
beea greatly enjoyed.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Rescue Work," and forceful arti
cles on this were read by Mesdames
Olin Eid8on and James White. The
latter has charge of this department
and the box for the "Door of Hope"
will be packed in her home, to be
sent off the last of Jaquary, and
several present ga^e contributions
to be sent later. 1 je meeting dos
ed with, a prayer by MTB.- L. C.
Latimer, that God would bless this
department of work to His good.
Mrs. O. D. Black, historian of
the Mary Ann Buie Chapter, has
been made State District Historian
of the Edi8to District. It is through
her efforts along historical lines that
the Chapter came first in the State
at the recent State Convention, and
the Chapter is glad that this honor
has come to ber.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher was hostess
for the Apollo Music Club on Tues
day afternoon, and as the Club now
numbers 25, the large room was fill
ed, there being several other guests.
Mrs. Mims Walker opened the
meeting with the Lord's prayer, and
during business, the Club decided
to have the Christmas Carols on
Christmas eve night, following the
old custom which originated in the
14th century. In England, now
carolers are still to be heard ueber
ine in the dawn of Christmas at
midnight and early aawn. Hut the
Club will only carol during the ear
ly eveniner hours.
How could the true Christmas
spirit be brought to the minds and
souls of the town people in a more
beautiful way, than by the voices
upon the clear night air, of "Peace
on Earth, Good Will to Men."
Just as the Waits of merry old
England brought glad tidings of
great joy to all people, so the Music
Club can do their part in awaken-'
ing the beautiful Christmas spirit
the love spirit.
A committee was appointed to
arrange for the carol singing, Mrs.
Jamee White, Misses Gladys Saw
yer and Zena Payne.
Upon the suggestion of Mrs. J.
W. Marsh, the Club will make a
contribution to the Belgium Christ
mas Fund, and she, with Mrs. T.
R. Hoyt, will ?arrange for this, f
The subject for the afternoon was
"Guiseppe Verdi," the great opera
composer, of Italy. He has been
characterized "the musician with
the helmet," and no composer so
well merits this distinction, for he
has literally placed a girdle of mel
On December 7, our comm
was saddened by the news ol
death of Miss Paris (?Munday,
the past year st?e has made
home heie with her brother, Bi
W. Munday, but at the time o
death she was visiting relativ
Harlem, Ga. The remains
brought to Sweetwater and I
interred Friday, at 3 p. m.
Dr. J. P. Timmerm?n and
spent last Thursday and Frids
Mr. Walter Tim merman's.
Miss Stella Ni?on, from, N
Augusta, and Miss Mary Dort
Edgefield, last week-end with '.
Miss Sallie Mae Miller spent
week-end in Au: us ta.
Mr. Grover McDaniel and
Seigler came over last week
took Mr. Walter. Ti^merman
a fox-hunt down near Grai
Miss Lena Lanham is spendii
fortnight with her sister, Mrs.
A. MoKie at Colliers.
All of us were glad to have Bl
Addie Timmerman visiting m
midst last week.
The convicts are busy about tb
miles below here. We are ii
hurry for them to come on to
The children are busy every <
practicing their Christmas exeroii
We want a large crowd on
night of December 22, as sta
last week, no admission char;
will be made. After the childre
exercises, supper will be sold
25ota. There will be several oa]
and a beautiful doll that every c
will have a chance to v
We hope to enlarge our buildi
fund considerably. Exercises u
begin at 7 o'clock.
ancholy around the world.
This study period was in chsr
pf Mrs. J. W. Marsh,? the first nu
ber pf the program being a pap
by Mrs. E, O. Crouch oq "Ver<
the Man." The story of "Il Tro\
tore," was told by Mrs. E. R. Mo
ley. Piano selection from "Il Trc
atore," Miss Gladys Sawyer. "V
cal selection from Ii Trovatore
Miss Sallie Hey ward. "Story i
opera aida," Mrs. T. R. Hoyt. "I
ano selection from aida," Mrs. ]
S. Maxwell. "Triumphal march
Mrs. Minos Walker.
The social half hour was vei
pleasant, and while aii enjoyed ti
intermingling, the hostess, assiste
by Miss Gladys Sawyer served
tempting sweet course.
The Young Matron's Club hel
their recent meeting with Mrs. Mim
Walker, and tbe?e ten very congi
nial friends passed a happy afte:
noon with their charming hostesi
The time waa occupied with fane
work, chatting and enjoying som
new music, and later all enjoyed a
elaborate salad course with coffee
Mr. and Mrs. Workman, of Cros
Hill, were week-end visitors hero ii
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. P
The Cemetery Association me
with Mrs. A. P. Lewis on Saturda;
afternoon to make, plans for tin
coming year, ard to hire some om
to keep the cemetery. All expensei
of the year had been met with ant
$30 on hand.
The City of the Dead has beet
well kept during the year by the
organization, this being maintained
by donations on the part of owners
of sections, and they hope to con
tinue in this A'ork.
Officers were re-eleoted. Presi
dent, Mrs. A. P. Lewis; Vice Pres.,
Mrs. John Wright; Treas., xMrs. E.
R. Mobley; Sec., Miss Zena Payne.
The last prayer meeting at the
Baptist church was called "The
Men's Meeting," and they were to
have charge of the siuging. The
subject was, "Why Should a Young
Man be a Christian," and splendid
talks were given by Dr. J. A. Do
bey and Messrs. Ed Johnson, W.
E. LaGrone and J. A. Lott. Every
prayer meeting is well attended and
each one is most helpful in every
Rev. W. S. Brooke is attending
the Baptist State Convention at
Newberry this week.
Mrs. J. L; Walker most pleasant
ly entertained on Wednesday last,
with a luncheon in honor of her
cousin, Miss Annie Walker, of.Co
chran, Ga., and among the -other
guests was Mrs. J. R. Cantelou of
Edgefield, a sister of the honoree.
The time passed .happily in chatting
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Cotton AH Out. Large Acreage
In Grain. Farmers Instituto
Announced. School House I
People around here have about
finished sowing grain, and haye
put in a big crop. And for tE'e
first time I have ever known ti
are through picking cotton. Cot
ton crops are short, but the price
has made up for the shortage.
Corn and hay crops were very good
and on the whole people around
here are in a better shape than for
several years. I don't think tlioy
are going to let the high price ."?f
ootton run them cotton crazy, ^e
I are preparing to live at home and
make ,ali the cotton we can. .
There will be a farmers meeting
at our sohool house on the SOtfcftf
this month. Our demonstation
agent, Mr. P. N. Lott, has arranged
for three speakers (government ex
perts). One on thejboll weevii, ene
I on ?ive stock and one on forage,
orops. We wish every farmer in
the county could attend, for we
think now is the time, above jail
\ others, for us to change our methods
of farming from too much dei
dence on ootton. The boll w
only has to cross the Savannah':
er before it will be with us.
the farmer who depends on cot
alone will go the wall.
We have finished our
bouse, except painting it whio?St?
expect to do next summer, School
began on the 20th of November.
Miss Berta Hill principal, and Mis?
Lottie Bean, assistant. They will
get up an entertainment between
DOW and Christmas to raise seme
funds to finish paying for the house.
Interesting News Items Fiom
Red Oak Grove Community.
Mr. and Mra-W. .W.,>M?L*4jpfc?
Trenton, visited the latter's m?i
Saturday and Sunday. <
Mrs. Carrie Nixon, of Clark's
Hill, is with her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. G. W. Bussey and Mr. Clar
ence Darby, of Greenwood, are vis
iting and having a hunting trip
combined, stopping with Mr. J. T.
Mrs. Georgia Bailey has had as
her guest her father. These visits
?re always of genuine pleasure to
Mrs. Sallie Bailey is taking her
Christmas early at Modoc with her
daughters, Mesdames McDaniel.
Mr. Eulie Oom and family are
shopping in Edgefield to-day and
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dorn in Au
gusta. Also Mr. Luther Timmer
man and Hon. T. W. Lamb have
gone on business to Augusta.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. McDonald, of Jacksonville, Fla.,
will be grieved to learn of the death
of Mr. McDonald on Nov. 22nd.
He leaves his widow with three
small children. They have many
warm friends in our community
who extend much sympathy. Mr.
McDonald was a most excellent
man and has made splendid protec
tion for his family.
The Y. W. A quilting was a
success and one of real pleasure.
Miss I ?eadis Low and Miss Ruth
Ti m merman spnnt Saturday night
with Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bussey
shopped in Edgefield Saturday.
Mr. Dempsey Morgan, a son of
Uncle Iv Morg.in, has moved to the
LaSure place. We are glad to have
him come back home.
To The Edgefield Advertiser:
The Federal Department of Ag
riculture and State Extension Work
of South Carolina has called five
boll-weevil meetings to be held in
Edgefidld Countv, as follows:
Trentou on the 15tb, Johnston
16th, Edgefield 18ih, Red Hill 19tb,
Cleora 20th instant
Three speakers will come. One
will talk on boll-weevil, on6 on
live stock, one on forage crops.
These ? meetings are th? most ?'ni-j
portant that Lave ever been held ii
the County, and every farmer, mer
chant, banker, mechanic .iud house
keeper should attend.
P. N. Lott,
Co. Dem. Agt.
Johnston, S. C.
Pleasant and Profitable Session
Held. Dates Fixed For
Also Field Day.
Tba Edgcfield Teachers' Associa
tion was called to order by Prof. T.
J. Lyon at ll o'clock, Saturday
morning: in the oourt house. This
being the first meeting of the ses
sion, the first business taken up was
the election of officers for the ensu
ing tern), which resulted in Prof.
Lyon being again placed in the
ohair as president. Mrs. H. N.
Greniker was elected vice-pres. Miss
Sadie Long, treas., and C. M. nielli
champ, secretary. All of the offi
cers elected were at the meeting.
The others present were: Supt. of
Education, W. W. Fuller, Prof. J.
N. Bonner, Mrs. J. W. Burnett,
Miss Hortense Padgett, Miss Em
mie Lanham, Miss Katherine Minas,
and Miss Florence Bennett.
After a general discussion, it was
decided that the meetings in the fu
ture be held in the Auditorium of
the Edgefield High School building,
beginning promptly ?t ll o'clock
on each occasion. At present, the
plans are for meetings on Jan.- 13,
Feb. 24, March 13, and for Field
Dsy on April 14th.
' A program committee was ap
pointed to arrange for something
attractive and worth while for each
of the meetings. It is hoped that
tkeywill.be able to secure some
prominent educators to be with us
at Borne of the meetings. Members
of the Association will be placed 00
the program to lead in the discus
sion of various problems that con
front- the teacher's of Edgifield.
Those appointed on the committee
are. Prof. W. F. Scott, ' principal
Johnston High School, Prof. C. C.
Stewart, prinpipal Trenton High
School and Prof. G. F. Long, prin
cipal Harmony Rural Graded School.
i.'JV/j? j'arnesMy! desired; by the
Supt. of Education, President T. J.
Lyon and the entire membership of
the Association, that we have a
more general and deeper interest
shown by the teachers of this coun
ty in this organization.
Supt. Fuller, to illustrate how
much more interest is shown in
some other counties, told about hav
ing recently received a letter from
a young lady who teaches in Edge
held this year, but taught in some
other county last year, asking that
abe be excused from attending the
first meeting. We wish that each
teacher in tiu: county was so much
interested that the need of apolo
gizing tor iion-atLeodsnce was fe't.
Prot. Lyon expressed much satis
faction at ..he prospects for good
results Hus session.
The admission fee is only fifty
cents, tu be spent to pay the expen
ses ol speakers coining from a dis
' C. M. Mellicharap, Sec.
Edgefeid School Team Victori
ous, Reception by McDuffie
Apamnof foot ball was played
between tin* Edgefield graded school
team and the Johnston team Friday
afternoon at the lair grounds. Our
team played splendidly and was
A el' rew arded tor their efforts by a
score ol 31 to 0 in their favor.
The young boys aie taking very
^real interest in athletics this year,
and I I kink l?iey should be encour
aged by your presence at the
The McD.itrie literary society will
havo a reception at the borne of
Miss .Mary Durn Friday night, Dec.
15, 191G We all have fond re
membrances of the former recep
tions and .ire looking forward with
the greatest of pleasure to the com
Will anybody prepare a method
of getting Christinas out of. the
boDe- of the students until the 19tL?
Our hu lid ays be^iu on the 19 th and
end un Jan. 3, 1917. 'if we can
only manage to behave for one
more week, we will be safe.
I am glad to say that little Mise
Francis Townsend is improving
rapidly aud will soon be able to
come back and be numbered with
her class uiai es.
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
i'our druggist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days.
The first application give? Baie and Rent 50c
Camp Branch Items.
Old Jack Frost makes bis visits
quite often now, while the days are
at their shortest. It is so cold some
weeks until the news of Camp
Branch is frozen out of the columns
of your valuable paper.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Seigler and
children made quite an' enjoyable
trip to Augusta last week in their
1896 Ford, one of the first make.
Miss Helen Strotton spent the
week end with home folks in Au
gusta last week.
Miss Lizzie Lanier has been on
the sick list, but is convalescing.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. DeLaughter
and Miss Lila DeLanghter made
their final visit to the old home of
Miss Moline Laniei, and while there
Mrs. DeLaughter received a fine
horse, which was given to her by
her aunt, Mrs. Mattie Shaw. We
will miss them veiy much after their
departure to North Augusta.
Mr. Tom Burnett* has gone to
^North Carolina on a pleasure trip,
but will return in a few days, i
Mr. Henry Hill and Ed Mime
from Ed ge fi eld, came over asd en
joyed a hunt with Mr. J. W. R.
Mr. Tom Wood and daughter,
Miss Alma, made a flying trip to
Augusta a few days ago.
Interesting Letter by Pupil of
Mt. Zion School.
Dear Mr. Mims:
I don't think you will mind pub
lishing a letter in your paper ?from
a school girl, so here it comes.
First, I will try to tell you about
oar Behool. Jost six miles from
Trenton on the "Old" Plank Road"
in a little grove stands Mt. Zion
school house. It is a modern school
building with modern equipment.
When we started to school on Oct.
2nd, we found that our sohool
house had not been forgotten dur
ing vacation, as it was newly paint
ed, inside and out, and our furniture
varnished, new blinds added to the
school house and the broken lights
replaced . Our teacher is one who
believes there's always room for
improvement. We have been clean
ing our grounds at noon hour for
three days this week.
We are blessed with conscientious
and energetic trustees and teacher
and I feel sure that you all agree
with me that we are indeed fortu
nate to have Mr. Fulleras Superin
tendent. Miss Mamie Cheatham of
your town is our teacher, and Mess.
E. M. Padgett, Jj H. Smith and M.
W. Carpenter are the trustees.
When I think of what they have
done and are etill doing for the
school, I'm reminded of Longfel
"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing.
Learn to labor and to wait,"
and I'm sure there's comfort and
encouragement in them.
For the past three Thanksgivings
we have had a box party at the
school house for the beuefit of thej
school. I'm thankful to say they
have always been successful, but it
gives me pleasure to say that the
last wa? the be?t of all, as eleven
boxes and one cake walk brought us
$28.25. We are indeed grateful to
all who came. A portion of this
money goes for decorations for our
Xmas iree and the othar for a new
organ for school and Sunday School.
Let me. here, in behalf of the school,
thank each and every one of you
who has contributed so generously
for our new organ.
Miss Cheatham has twenty two
pupils enrolled, ranging in grades
from first through the tenth. The
pupils making the honor roll this
1st grade, Carraell Smith; adv. |
1st, Arthur Pritchard; 3rd grade,
J.C. Smith; 4th grade, Brontee
Padgett; 6th grade. Addie Smith,
Sallie Padgett; 8th grade,' Dewey
Padgett, Sammie Carpenter; 9th
grade, Curtis Weeks; 10th grade,
Lilla Mae Padgett.
Mr. Thornton Weeks who has
been visiting in the home of his
grand father, Mr. J. C. Whitlock,
returned to Florida Saturday.
Mr. Yeoman Padgett came up
from Augusta to spend Thanksgiv
ing at borne.
We were glad to have with us at
Sunday School last Sunday Miss
Myrtrie Johnson, of Augusta, apd
Messrs. Aldrich Cheatham and Mor
Miss Mamie Cheatham met her
Much Christmas S h op pi ncr in
Augusta. Large Acreage
In Wheat and Oats.
Sickness in Community
Christraas is almost here, and to
go into the .stores in Augusta, it
looks like Christmas-eve already.
The crowd is dense, especially in
?the toy shops. If Santa has plenty
of money he surely . can supply th?
wants of all the little folks, for I
never saw such displays in my life
asare at all the toy and dry goods
The teacher' of the Cemetery Hill
school will have a tree and her lit
tle folks will have a play also.
They are very enthusiastic over it.
We wish them a merry Christmas
and much success.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch were
in Augusta Saturday shopping for
the tree. In faot we saw lots of
shoppers we knew, Mr. and Mrs.
Cooper, Mrs. Wyly Glover, Mrs.
Ernest Cogburn, Mrs. Leila Roper
from Trenton, Mrs. Julia Townes
and Miss Mary went down, bat we
we did not ran acroes them in town.
We suspect, Miss Mary was pre
paring for Christmas at her school.
We saw her and ber brother go
dowu Sunday afternoon.
"We were sorry to hear on Satur
day of Mrs. Georgia McEie being
in bed with LaGrippe. Hope she
will soon be up again. Mrs. Bunch ?
and Mrs. Baynon are still suffering
Mrs. Mat Shaw and Miss Mel vie
Lanier moved to North Augusta,
last Thursday to board with their
niece, Mrs* James Adams. Mr. sud
Mrs. Medlock moved into the La
nier home, which Mr. Medlock pur
chased from Miss Melvie Lanier on
Mr. Holly who purchased Mr
Ed. Foucbe's saw mill out-fit, mov
ed the mill to Mr. Alex DeLaagh
ter's place on Friday last, where he
will opperate^ for. some m .
They are shipping the lumber down
through the. creek into the river,
thence acroes to the lpcks and down,
the eanal to Augusta. I hear they"
are doing quite a large business '
The farmers around have been
very busy this past, week plowing i
in grain after the little rain had
softened the stiff lands. Messrs.
Milton Barker, George Townes,
Herbert and Harry Bunch, and H.
F. Cooper have had a lot put in
and still expect to put in more this
week. There seems to have been
more than usual sown this fall.
Seed wheat and oats seem to be
hard to find in Augusta.
Things are beginning to .nove
early. That is hands for another
year's work. We hope the changes
are for the better,- for the one that
was on this place this y sar wasn't
worth his salt, and we pity the
ones he has gone to.
We wanted to have attended
Sweetwater Sunday, but the w^nd
wa.8 too keen to risk facing it, with
with all the cold we already have, \
so did not venture ont. Wc hope i
though that the wind will continue
cold for this next week, as we want
to tret our hogs in the smoke house,
and get through with it before
Christmas. It looko very threaten
ing just now, but we would rather
see cold weather than rain:
NEGLECTED COLDS GROW WORSE
A cough that racks and irritates
the throat may 'lead to a sen.?us
chronic cough, if neglected. Th
healing pine balsams in Dr. Bell
Pine Tar Honey-Nature's 07
remedy-will soothe and relieve the
irritation, breathing will be easier,
and the antiseptic properties will
kill the germ which retardt-d heal
ing. Have it handy for croup, sore
throat and chronic bronchial affec
tions. Get a bottle to-day. Pleas
ant to take. At all Druggists 25c. 1
mother at Trenton Saturday morn
ing and they spent the week-end
with relatives in Augusta.
Mr. J. M. Padgett has recently
bought a new ford.
Now about the Xmas tree. We
are to have it at the ' school house
on Friday evening, Dec. 22nd, and
now, Mr. Mims, can't you come and
bring your family? We school
children are looking forward to that
time, as of course, Santa Claub will
be our guest. "School Gui.''
Trenton, S. C.