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m 8I EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31, 1917 NO. 52
RED OAK GROVE.
Very Flourishing Sunday School
Steps Taken for New Build
ing For Flat Rock
Dear Editor: The Sunday School
at'Red Oak Grove reinstalled same
officers for New Year, except .Mi
Bruce Timmerman who succeeded
Mr. Livingston Haily, our former
secretary. We expect never to cease
urging the importance of a good
Sunday school, for we believe it to
be the greatest institution on earth.
In truth, our Sunday school should
have large portion of our thought
and efforts, availing ourselves of
many advantages for keeping in
formed on the study of the Bible.
The trustees and patrons of Flat
Rock school have had a very en
couraging meeting in retard to our
new school ?building. The meeting
was fairly attended with much en
thusiasm. We are to have a new
bouse, but am not sure as to plans.
But of course, we can't afford to
not do credit to our community,
otherwise, a reflection and poor
ratiug would result. We have so
many families of little children a
short distance of our school. That
should befell considered.
Mr. George Bussey has a big lot
of Lookout Mountain irish potatoes
be is selling for seed. Mr. Oscar
Timmerman has disposed of some
nice pigs, others are managing in
like manner, so that is leading up
to the right standard of home pro
, duction, for which we, appreciate
aud speak of it because we are
thankful our people's ambition is
for home industry.
Our school is at hard work
again, think most the plans for our
"Playette" has been decided exept
date which will be announced later.
We are proud cf our school and
trust Flat Rock may be fortunate
in building reputation for more
. than one term holding teachers,
therefore ws might adopt the fol
lowing lines in order for the build
ing of our new school-house:
"The man'who uses hook and line
Pulls iu his single fish,
But who join hands and pull a seine,
Get all that heart, can wish.
And each man's share is greater far.
In size as well as weight,
The secret of success is this
Wc are glad to report the sick
improving. No cases measles de
veloped in our "town."
Miss Ruth Timmerman is rapid
ly improving, dismissed her yester
Our Social Circle is very much
enjoyed and looked forward to with
much pleasant anticipation. We
find since meeting in that way, our
programmes are better discussed
and more helpful. We meet with
Mrs. Lizzie Shelton Ttl), prox. and
invite the ladies who are not mem
bers to come and be with us. We
enjoy having guests at our meet
Grain is very small, but keeps
green and looks strong.. There is
quite a lot of grain sown, and not
too late to sow more.
Our gardens have not yet recov
ered from the "black-eye" caused
by the sudden freeze last fall. But
they must not be neglected, too es
sential, if we have adopted the ad
vice of our president. Economize
by keeping with a good garden.
We are trying seed sowing in boxes,
hoping in that way to surround
rabbits, cold &c.y and be ready to
transplant when the weather condi
tions will admit.
Miss Sallie Kate Agner had her
friends with her from seven to ten
p. m., last Saturday in honor of her1
18th birthday. All expressed them
selves having quite a pleasant eve
ning, wishing the hostess many
happy returns of the day.
There is a pleasant surprise in
progress for our Y. W. A's. to fol
low their next meeting, BO we hope
for a good attendance.
Mr. Earl Dorn and Mr. Jeff
Sharpton came in our town yester
day. Also, Mr. acd Mrs. Billy
Cartlege were guests at Mrs. Ham
Mr. Johnnie Bailey was warmly
greeted by his old friends on last
last Saturday. Mr. Bailej' is great
ly missed yet in our neighborhood.
Miss Lizzie Mae Holsten spent
Sunday night with Miss Lullie Tim
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey and
A Very Gracious and Very
Several weeks aero at a regular
conference of the members of the
Baptist church, nt which the finance*
of the church were being discusscri,
particularly the amount that the
church yet owes on tho new build
ing, Ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard sta1
ted, willi becoming modesty, that
this community and its people have
been very ?rood to him since he
came to reside here. Besides con
tributing to his success profession
ally, they have conferred upon him
every honor that he has asked at
their hands, atti as a tangible ex
pression of appreciation he desired
to make some donation to the com
munity. Mr. Sheppard stated that
in writing his will eight or ten year9
ago he set apart the sum of ?1,0U0
to be permanently invested, with a
provision that the interest be used
annually to relieve any suffering in
the community or to minister to the
needs of the poor. He stated at the
conference tli3t in thinking over
the matter he had decided to antici
pate the terms or provision of his
will and let the donation become
available at once for this purpose,
stating too that ho would draw an
instrument of writing placing in
the hands of the board of deacons
this sum to be heid in trust and in
vested by them as had been outlined.
At' a conference of the church
which was held Sunday Mr. Shep
pard formally presented, through
the instrument of writing which he
read, the-si,OOO to the church to
be held in trust by the beard of
deacons and the annual interest ac
cruing from the invested funds to
be used in relieving the poor ,and
needy of the community under the
direction of the church. Should
any part of the annual interest be
not needed in the year in which it
is received it is to be added to and
become a part of the original dona
The church accepted the very^
generous donation -by a rising vote
and instructed the board of deacons
to receive the money aw: execute the
terms of the trust, also directing
that a suitable expression of apore-1
predation be committed to writing
and presented to -Mr. Sheppard and
also be recorded in the minutes of
February Meeting NV. C. T. U.
The meeting for February of the
Woman's Christian temperance
Union will he held at the home of
Mrs. W. F. M cM ur rai ii on Monday
afternoon at o::;o o'clock. The
programme will be specially on the
Soldiers and Sailors department and
is as follows:
"Kally to the Flag,"-Reading,
Mrs. C. E. May.
"Message fruin Mrs. Elia Hoover
Rucher,"--M rs. E. P Jones.
Vocal Sob?. "Whit?' Ribbon Star
Spangled Bandier,':-Miss Miriam
"Protecting the li?me Folks,"
Mrs. E. J. Norris.
Selection, ''Tue Flag Goes By,"
-Miss Ruth TouiiAiuo.
Year books will be distributed
for the year 1917.
Every member is requested to
bring or send a contribution for our
dining shower, either of cups and
saucers, tumblers, or knives and
All members owing dues will
please bring them at this meeting.
Mrs. J. L. Minis, PreB.
A Layman Will Speak.
This coming Sunday morning El
der J. B. Spillman, of Columbia,
will deliver au add rets in the Pres
byterian church at 11:30, on Stew
ardship. This address will be in
structing, helpful and interesting to
members of any and ?ll, denomina
tions. Therefore all are invited to
be present and hear Mr. Spillraan.
He will also speak that night in the
Presbyterian church at Trenton at
family speftt Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Tiinmerman.
Mrs. W. O. Whatley visited Mrs.
Luther Timraerman one day last
Mrs. Mamie Doolittle went to
see her mother, Mrs. Brooks, at Mo
doc last Sunday.
Modoc, S. C.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To get the genuine, call (or full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature of
I E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
I cough and headache, and works oil cold. 25c.
Wealth of South Increased
Washington, D. C., January 27.
-"Farmers o? the South are better
off by half a billion dollars than
they were this time last year," san.
President Fairfax Harrison of th
Southern Railway System, referring
to the figures of aggregate crop
values published by the United
States Department of Agriculture.
"These figures show," said Mr.
Harrison, "that in the States of
Virginia, South Carolina, Florida,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and
Mississippi, the total value of all
crops grown in 191G was ?1,882,
UGO.OGO, as compared with ?1,377,
552,000 in 1915, an increase of
*504,70S,000 or 30. di per cent!
These heures ar? arrvied at by tak
ing the reported/ values of 13 prin
cipal crops as to which the Agri
cultural Department collects annual
statistics and adding values for all
other crops based on the percent
ages of the 13 crops to all crops as
shown by the Census of 1910.
' While the increased total value
shown is, in largb part, due to high
er prices for farm products, it is
truly remarkable when taken in con
nection with the unfavorable weath
er conditions which prevailed in.a
large part of the territory. In some
localities, as a result of adverse
weather conditions and the damage
done by the Mexican cotton boll
weevil, crop yields were substan
tially reduced, but, taking the
South as a whole, its larmers were
never more prosperous than at this
Favor Repeal Laney-Odom Law.
A meeting of the business men of
tho town was held in the court
house Monday morning to discuss
the insurance situation and to elect
repiesentatives \o a conference of
business men that was held in Co
lurubia Tuesday afternoon. Sena
tor B. E. Nicholson and Represen
tative^. G. E^vans were present and
outlined tEe status of insurance
legislation iu the senate and house,
respectively. After they had pre
sented the matter several other indi
viduals also spoke. After a full
discussion a resolution was unani
mously adopted favoring the repeal
j of the Laney-Odom act and leaving
the solution of the very perplexing
matter, so far as this county is con
cerned, to the judgment of the mem
bers ot the delegation.
At the meeting Monday C. A.
Griffin, W. A. Byrd and J. T.
ilarling wore selected as
lives to attend thc ct
Untimely Death of a *
Every reader of Th
News knows or knows
Swearingen, who from
lived at LaPlace, am! all
to know that on, F
while o'possum hunt
upon and killed 1
shock has for a long
our county. The dc
of the best men a
citizens of the cot
plary Christian, a \
progressive citizen, s
and a true friend, ?
been showing our farmers now to
live on the farm, and his home and
farm were models. To the stricken
wife and children our sincerest sym
pathy go out, and the prayers of
their friends ascend on High that
God will tenderly care for
them all through life.-Tuskegee
Mr. Yancy Swearingen was a son
of the late Mr. Eldred Swearingen,
and a nephew of Mrs. Hettie S.
Attended Prohibition Confer
Mr. Orlando Sheppard and Mr.
W. B. Cogburn went to Columbia
Tuesday to attend the prohibition
conference that was held Tuesday
night in the interest of absolute
prohibition. The belief is current
that a large majority of the people
of Edgefield county favor absolute
prohibition. Even a number of
men who are addicted to drinking
would like to see the temptation en
tirely removed from them. The
sentiment in favor of absolute pro
hibition seems to be growing among
PR.KING'S NEW OIS?? VERI
Will Surely Slop Thai Couah.
Death'f Mrs. Mary Weeks
Od Wednesday night Jan. 24.
Mrs. Mry Williams passed away
at the-tyne of her son, Mr. W. J
Will??r). She had been in fail hu'
h eal tb; > some time, during which
her ey'pi want was administered to
by thosjaround her. Her remains
were l^ijto rest beside those of her
hiisb??dn the Sweetwater cemetery
shortly her noon Friday, the ser
vices bag conducted by Rev. P.
B. Lanim, assisted by Rev. E. W.
The;'pl bearers were: Dr. J. T.
Reese, Messrs. Jack Reynolds,
Bunyanflatcher, James McClain,
Walter;tevens, H. F. Cooper.
Her -iends brought beautiful
lloral parings to her grave which
were, fi emblems of her equally
Ueautifuife. Before her marriage
to Mr,' Robert Williams ehe was
Miss My Weeks.
Mrs; Williams was in her 79th
year ar.; had beena member of
Sweetwer baptist church for quite
a nombijiof years. She leaves sur
viving ir three sons and one
daughte Messrs. Jno. Williams,
James 1 illiams, W. J. Williams
and Mr Will Carpenter, of Gran
iteville, 5. C., and a number of
grand i ildren. We extend our
heart-fe ; sympathy to those be
reaved,; jd especially to those of
that boje for which she did so
Trentfc, S. C.
White (Jitizens Invited to the
Negrj Conference This Year
in Columbia, Feb. 7-9.
Mr. jditor:-A .few prominent
colored ?a well as many white - citi
zens liav; suggested to us that we
should i vite tbe leading white men,
farmers and others, to attend the
South (jolina Negro Race Con
ference,^. ?olumbia4 S. C., Feb
Thia'cohFer?n?e was organized1
ten year, ago by myself for the pur
pose o? discussing vital subjects
relative :o race avljustment and the
betterment of race relationship.
Among other important subjects to
be discussed jat this conference is
the migration of the negro from the
South U the North and the West.
Beguiling with thc month of March
efforts will be made in the Soulhern
States, .is never before, to persuade
colored .?borer from the South to
the Norh. The slogan by North
Brown,D. D., Mr. J. W.Norwood,
presidert of the Norwood National
Bank, Greenville, S. C., Mr. J. M.
Kinard, president of the Commer
cial Baak, Newberry, S. C. His
Excellency, Gov. Richard I Man
ning, will speak also.
W. T. Andrews, one of the lead
ing negroes of the State, asked me
to invite every prominent white
man from every county in the State
to attend the conference onithe 8th,
We hope every leading colored man,
preacher, teacher and business man
will be present.
I now extend an invitation to om
white people to attend this confer
ence. Special seats will be pro
vided for them at First Calvary
Baptist church, where the session*
will be held. We are offered th<
use of the opora house for the 9th.
Rev. Richard Carroll,
President S. C. Negro Rac*
Little June's father had just re
turned from the store and wai
opening some sheets of sticky flj
"Oh, papa," she said, down at
the corner grocery you can get tl?
paper with the flies already caught
They have lots of it in the window.'
Peace Among the Warring
Is being discussed more than any
thing else just now. The terms up
on which peace can be secured is
occupying the thoughts of the gov
ernments. It would seem that, to
secure peace, it would be necessary
to have a clear understanding of the
causes of the war, and if any one
can give a clear statement of the
true cause of the war, now is ?the
time for him to speak out in the
meeting. The thing that has puz
zled us all along is, what it was all
I say, amen! to President Wil
son's message before the U. S. Sen
ate. It surely must be his master
piece. It was the greatest contri
bution to international thought that
has ever been gotten up in the his
tory of the times. I was complete
ly carried away while reading it.
His effort to bring about peace in
Europe and 6top the effusion of
blood, has brought gladness to over
twenty million of people. He is
most assuredly the greatest man on
this brown earth. His "words are
so comprehensive, and in such sym
pathetic and beautiful language.
His great heart is in full sympathy
with humanity. While he has kept
the United States out of war since
the great struggle has been going
on in Europe, now his voice has
crossed the seas, and is heard in all
lands, begging the wai ing nations
to stop and think.
Since President Wilson has been
in the White House, he has ?lone
his best to establish peace with the
wariug tribe in Mexico. The peace
conference has been in session pver
four months, and I say, nothing ac
complished. Old Carranza has been
a block in the way.all the while.
I hope the President will with
draw every American soldier out of j
that rock-ribbad country, on horse, '
foot, and dragoon, not a hoof left j
behind. Then shut down Xbe hatch
ways and let Villa handle Carranza
just a iittl? while He rriil be like
Pat and the wild cat. He will call
for President Wilson to come and
help him turn Villa loose.
Mike an I Pat found a wild-cat
up a tree. Pat said, Mike we can
take him alive. You go up the tree
and shake him down and I will
catch him in my arms. Mike shook
him down, and Pat caught it. Mike
saw the contest was unequal, and
called out. "Mike, do you want me
to come down and help you to hold
him?" No, No, faith and begod, 1
. come? quick and holp
little rascal loose."
ieve that the stigma as
lld be taken from Villa,
knowledged as a revo
.n my opinion, if the
is will let Carranza sc
, Villa will be dictator
i the end.
; future history will be
of America, President
ride down the ages, as
. man of this great re
it in the world. "Who
it he has come to the
r such a time as this."
r, In my last letter I
ell Jim Mobley that 1
^_ointed Major on the
Commauding General's Stalf, (nota
Magistrate.) I was chinking - thai
Jim and myself had the same rank,
but I t?nd that Jim is a Lieutenanl
General, the same rank of Gen'ls
Longstreet aud Jackson. Franl<
Warren and myself are Majors
J. Russell Wright.
Seneca, S. C,
* Prohibition Sentiment.
"However it may be disposed of
prohibition in the broader sense ii
coming to the front. The senati
committee on judiciary has had be
fore it many suggestions for a forrx
of resolution to amend theConstitu
lion of the United States so as ti
provide nation-wide prohibition
They decided finally to adopt on<
such form and report it to the sen
ate. The fact that the committe
came to this decision by a vote o
13 to 2 is in itself a straw which in
dicates the flow of sentiment."
Here's a line of truthful dope
We've evolved after a tussel;
Some men have too much hope,
And too darned little hustle.
Quarterly Meeting VV. M. U.
Mrs. ? Crouch^ Entertained.
New Century'.CIub Held
The Quarterly meeting fur "he
First Division of the VV. M. IL,
auxiliary lu tue Kidtre association,
will be held with the Baptist church
here on Saturday, Feb. 10th, begin
ning at 10:30 o'clock, with the fol
Devotional-Mrs. T. H. Posey.
Verbal reports from each organi
"From the Superintendent's Point
of View"-Miss Sallie Burton.
"stewardship in its Fullest Sense"
-Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
'The Margaret Fund and ir? Pos
sibilities,"-Mrs. Mary Ashley.
"The Training School,"-Mrs.
John 0. Gough.
Business Period-Praise service.
Address: Mrs. Cannada, of Edis
to Academy, and ex-Brazilian mis
Recess for one hour.
Devotional-The R. A's. of John
Sunbeam Song-Y. W. A. Hymn.
"Our Young People, the Church
es' Greatest Asset,"-Mrs. L G.
Round Table Subjects.
."Bible Study vs. Mission Study"
-Mrs. VV. S. Brooke.
"Bible Basis of Missions''-Mra.
"The Principles of Giving"
Mrs. P. N. Lott.
"The Principles of Co-operation''
Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
'.'Principles in Methods of Work"
-Miss S. Burton;
"The Value of Associational and
State Minutes"-Mrs. Julia Eidson.
"Some N Benefits of the Prayer
Calendar"-Mrs. L. C. Latimer.
.. "Why We Are Not Apportioned
f<)r Hospital and Orphan age"-Mrs.
'How ipi EuiisL ib? Synipatliy
and Interest of the Pastor"-Mrs.
A. C. ?aker.
"What Constitutes the ex-Board
of the Ridge VV. M. U."-Mrs. Jim
"The Value of a Quarterly Meet
ing"-Mrs. J. L. Scott.
"The Churches of this Associa
tion"-Mrs. F. L. Parker.
"How Can We Change tho Re
port this Year,"-Miss Anna'Bell
Mr.s. Henry Whitaker and little
son left on Monday for Oklahoma,
to join Mr. Whitaker, who is there
Mrs. W. P. Cassells, and Grace
Ellen 'nave returned from a mouth's
stay at Ellenton with the former's
Miss Maud Nickerson if ".t Bcn
nettsville, fur a visit to Mr*. ?,riyly
Mrs. George Price has gone to
Knoxville, Tenn., to juin her hus
band, and they will nov.' make this
Mrs. M. T. Turner, Mrs. Harry
C. Strother, Misa Pr-.: ^-.rner
and Mi?8 Zena Payne went over to
Columbia last Thursday to hear
Mrs. Frank Bland has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Ir
win Welling,,at Darlington.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. T. Walton have
gone to Florida to spend" awhile.
Miss Mary Caroline Perry has re
turned from a two weeks visit ?to
Miss Maud Sawyer, who has been
suffering from an attack of pneu
monia, is now able to be up again.
Miss Gloria Haltiwanger, of
Greenwood, has been visiiiug her
sister, Mrs. W. F. Scott.
Mrs. Earle Crouch was hostess
for the youn? Matron's Club on
Thursday afternoon, and two very
happy hours were spent by this con
genial dozen. The hostess met all
most cordially, and soon they were
all enjoyed in most delightful of all
pastimes-doing fancy work, while
Music was enjoyed, and later the
hostess, assisted by Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell, served a prettily arranged
salad course with coffee and whip
Mesdames P. N. Lott and Mis
souri Lott spent Monday in Augus
At the New Century Club meet
ing held last Tuesday with Miss
Zeua Payne, the chief topics of bus
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