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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1917
Good Women Concentrating on
Prohibition. Apollo Music
Club Met. U. D. C. Ha
lo Meeting. *
There are many clubs and organ
izations in Johnston, each one rep
resenting various lines of endeavor,
bnt recently they each centered upon
one point-that of State-wide prohi
bition, and at each meeting, as the
petitions for this were presented by
the local W. C. T. U. president it
would be unanimously endorsed,
and these when sent on, was the
voice of about 150 women.
Mrs. Earle Wish has arrived from
Middlebrooke, Va., to spend awhile
in the home of bei brother, Dr. P.
Mrs. P. B. Waters spent the past
week in Augusta with her daughter,
Miss Annie Waters.
Mr. Yancy May and family left
on Monday for Greenwood, where
they will make their future home.
Mr. May has lived practically all of
his life here, and there are many
who regret to see this family go
elsewhere to reside.
Mrs. E. E. Andrews and Mrs.
John Milne and little son, are ex
pected soon to vi*it Mrs. James
Mrs. J. W. Hardy has the sym
pathy of all in the death' of her mo
ther, Mrs. Long, which occurred on
last Friday, near Newberry. Mrs.
Hardy had been with her since
Monday. Mrs. Long was 87 years
of age, and had lived a beautiful
Christian life, and will bc sadly
missed in the community in which
On last Thursday, Mr. J. W.
Hardy received a telegram stating
the death of his only Uncle Capt.
^Vest, of Leesville. He attended
the funeral next day. Capt. West
was SS years of age, and was a no
ble Christian man. He has often
visited here and many regret to
learn of his death.
The Apollo Music Club met with
Mrs, E. R. Mobley un Tuesday af
ternoon, 34 being present. Mr-.
Minis Walker conducted busim
the chief being arrangements for
Reciprocity Day, Feb. 27th. MM.
Robert Gibbs, of Columbia, prcsi
dent of the c. ty musi? el nit will
make an address on this occasion.
Mrs. M. T. Turner was leader
for the afternoon, and before tak
ing up 'Cecile Chaminade," she |
told of hearing Paderewski recent
ly, and of how he most impressed
her, al>o of Madam Paderewski who
was with him selling the war
dolls" for her country in its dis
tricts. Every one got a word with
the Madam, but no one with the
A splendid sketch of "Chamin
ade" was given by Mrs. O. D. Black
and the piano solos and songs were
of her composition.
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. P.
N. Keesee, served a salad courbe,
followed by coffee and fruit cake.
The meeting was a most pleasant
At a recent meeting of the
Daughters of the Confederacy, held
with Miss Zena Payne, there was
ranch business disposed of, Mrs.
James White, presiding.
The chapter voted to give $1.00
toward purchasing records for the
Victrola at the Old Soldier's Home,
and to givo $2.00 to the Snowden
Mrs. O. D. Black suggested that
as the Soldier's were so interested
in the flower and vegetable 'garden,
that the members send packages of
all kinds of seeds they had. This
will be done.
It was learned with pleasure that
Mr. Hadden Johnson, of Augusta,
had accepted the invitation of the
chapter to make the address on Me
Plans for the "Country Store"
were further made, and the chapter
is enthused over this project.
The treasurer reported all pledges
paid, with a balance of $41.48.
The historical session in charge
of Mrs. O. D. Black was very pro
fitable, the subject being "Eveuts of
1861," the year book program be
She gave a splendid account cf
the recent public meeting; also stat
ed that tho pupils of ten of the
grades would write essays, using
the subject for the children of the
(Continued en Fourth Page.)
Mrs. Hart Entertains W. C. T. U.
Monday afternoon v/as one of the
coldest days of all the year, and for
those who ventured out that after
noon to the meeting it took an
unusual amount of courage. But
the warmth of the subject and the
enthusiasm of those who went and
the bright, cheerful fir? prepared by
the hostess made the cold weather
only a secondary consideration.
Mrs. J. L. Hart was hostess for
this meeting, she and Mrs. McMar
rian having exehInged places on ac
count of the advent of measles in
the McMurrain home.
The subject of the meeting was
the Soldiers and Sailors department
of the YV\ C. T. TX .Mrs. J. L.
Mims explained something about
the scope of this particular phase of
the work, and Mrs. W. E. Lott read
a message from Mrs. Ella Hoover
Thacher, national superintendent
of the department, and also read
the anti-canteen law which forbids
the keeping of intoxicants at any
of the army posts, naval stations or
other government reservations.
Miss Riuh Tomkins recited beau
tifully, "The Flag Goes By." Mrs.
Rainsford read 'The White Ribbon
Star Spangled Ban uer," written by
Kate Landen Sunderlyn.
Mrs. Tillman gave a resume of
the present national situation as far
as could be gathered from the pa
pers and also made a report of the
recent visit to Columbia lo the state
W. C. T. U. executive.
The hostess, Mrs. Hart, served
hot coffee with whipped cream and
marsh mallows and a variety of sand
A number of contributions to the
dining-room shower were brought
in, and those who did not contrib
ute at this time will iiave tho op
portunity to do so at the next meet
Death of Mr. Henry Hill.
J The announcement Saturday
morning of the death of Mr. Henry j
Hill of t!ie Cleora section was a
great shock to his Edgefield friends.
While his friends here knew thai
he was iii with pneumonia, they did
not know that his condition was
serious. The interment took place
Sunday afternoon at the Blocker
cemetery, the funeral being conduct
ted ?>v Key. A. li. Gunter, th? pas
tor of the Methodist church.
Mr. Hill had for the past two
i months been closing up his business
matters preparatory to going to
Beaufort lo make his home with his
eidest son, Mr. .lohn B. Hill. The
time for his leaving was near at
hand but he was stricken with
pneumonia while at the home of
Mr. Ben Thomas, where bc died.
His children came to bim as soon
as lie became ill and he received the
most devoted attention. Mr. Hill
was in his G-lth year at the lime of
his death. He was descended from
an old and honored family
of the county and had passed many
years of his life in the community
where he died. He was greatly be
loved in the Cleora community and
throughout the county.
Mr. Hill is survived by three
sons, John B., Law and Baron Hill,
and two daughters, Misses Margaret
and Berta Hill. To these bereaved
young friends we extend sincerest
Death of Mr. Charley Ken
Late Sunday afternoon Mr. James
B. Kennerly received a telegram
announcing the death of bis broth
er, Mr. Charlie Kennerly, who re
sided at Cokesbury. He did not
know that his brother had been
sick. Mr. Kennerly left at once for
Cokesbury. We have not been able
to learn anything further concern
ing the character or duration of
Mr. Kennerley's illness. He was a
member of the Methodist church.
The announcement caused sorrow
in Edgefield among the friends of '
Charlie Kennerly. He was a ge- '
nial, whole-souled young man who
had a host of friends here. He was 1
born and reared in Edgefield and ?
mads this his home until he togeth
er with bis father, the late Mr. <
John Kennerly, decided to locate at
Cokesbury about eighteen years
ago. Our esteemed fellowtowns
man, Mr. James B. Kennerly, is the
only survinging member of the
family, and to bim we exteud sin
cere sympathy in this hour of be
REK OAK GROVE.
Faithful Pastor Braves the Cold.
Social Circle Met. Cold
Forerunner- of Good
Notwithstanding the extreme cold
wind our faithful pastor, Rev. G.
W. Bussey filled his appointment
yesterday at Red Oak Grove.
The congregation listened well to
an interesting explanation of Gen.
24, from fifth verse through the en
tire chapter. His subject was han
dled in practical, every day events,
wbiph all could catch and well uu
We found a seven milo ride in
the cold, with the thermometer
around in tho 'teens, took none the
vigor and cheerfulness from Mr.
Bussey's nature. His health is fine
and is in good spirits in his seventy
Cupid is never an idle master, do
ling some midnight traveling Satur
j dav night in that cold preparatory
I lo the wedlock of Mr. T. J. Willis
and Miss Bennie Doolittle. The
marriage by Rev. Mr. Bussey took
piaee immediately after the congre
gation was dismissed yesterday at
Red Oak Grove.
Our young people are enjoying
themselves with social me -tings oc
casionally which we. think is ripht,
but we need to he on the alert some
times, and walch the trend of
amusement and not "overcome good
Then- is much to make us feel
our country is in upheaval; in the
verge of war, despite the patience
and long-suffering of our far seeing
President. Yet, we want our peo
ple to falter not, but be rea/ly and
Wl?iin? to defend the honor ?f'ouf'
Three cheers to the young man or
boy who fearlessly and willingly
goes'to defend the dignity and hon
or of his country, and may each mo
ther that is called upon to thus send
her buy away, be able to feel that
God ha.- blessed lier. It is our duly
to protect our ladies, just so it is
our duty to protect our country and
nation, therefore, need we worry
about these things, bul in abiding
faith, piare ourselves under watch
care (d' the Ruler of the Universe,
praying eaeh dav to be willing to
say, "Thy Will," O Lord Be Done."
These coid days we have found
much pleasure in reading thc histo
ry of the Baptist mission from the
time of Cary up to l???, by Rev.
G. Winfred Hervey, A. M. The
lives of Cary, Rice and Judson, our
missionary heroes, and their hard
ships, should stimulate us to more
giving, better living, more work,
.\nd better woik along our mission
The girls are hoping to join the
dollar campaign for our training
school. The next meeting of their
Y. W. A's. will be with M?PB LOU
Eva Parkman on the third Sunday
afternoon, and we feel sure that
their leader, Mrs. Thurmond, has in
store for them much encouragement
and help to carry out the idea they
so beautifully planned;
Our Social Circle meets Wednes
day afternoon in the hospitable
home of Mrs. Lizzie Shelton, at
which meeting other plans will be
decided. Will give details if de
Mesdames Fannie Griffis and T.
W. Lamb have been asked to meet
with Circle No. 1 on Friday p. m.,
at Mrs. Ann Doolittles. Their meet
ings have been enthusiastic and
growing interesting. We^can hard
ly refrain from mentioning that
which we appreciate.
The friends of Mr.* Nick Griffis
are showering him with congratula
tions on his appointment as Super
Messrs F. P. Bailey, O. O. Tim
merman and T. W. Lamb gave Mr.
J. W. Bailey at Pleasant Lane, a
surprise visit last week.
It is the belief of many that our
extreme cold is only a forerunner of
a good crop year. At any rate, we
might as well feel that wc arc bless
ed, for down South we have only to
encounter weather as cold, a lapse
uf a long period.
Our farmers are in fear of a criti
cal slate for their grain. If it is
injured, again we can but Know that
man proposes, but God disposes.
All things work together for good
to those who love Him.
UNCLE IV" WRITES.
Coldest Weather in Year?. Lit
tle Farm Work Done. Saw
BollWeeuil. Only Ten
Please take notice that I am not
dead yet, neither ara I frozen, but
everything that has no blood or sap
flowing in it is in the grip of the
It may he that 'tis because I am
old, and the iron in my blood is
getting soft or thin, don't know
which, and needs replenishing, but 1
honestly don't remember ever ex
periencing as cold weather as yes
terday 1 (Friday) was. The butter
frozen hard, butter milk a cake of
ice and the ground frozen hard, but
don't know whether the moonshine
is or not, as it has become a scarce
article in these diggings, and when
Uncle Sam does his full duty in
helping the States it will be still
scarcer, and won't a lot of us be
glad. With whiskey out of the
country* and the pocket pistol, too,
there will be very little or no use
for courts. God grant that it may
Anything doing on the farm?
But very little. Ground too wet,
and has been for several weeks.
Small grain, especially oats, looks
all right, but wheat is .-mall, as very
few Bowed any till about the last of
November or first of December.
Well, I guess thc boll weevil is
in this section. Why <bo I think so?
Well I was sitting on the piazza one
evening last October, and an insect
of some kind took a seat on my
knee, and being a different bug from
any I ever remembered seeing, I
took a good look at it. It reminded
me fj??3> 6and doodle, but it had
-..Hng^KjrTa homcthing like a r.hort,
coarse black hair seeking out in
front. Guess it must have been a
proboscis or probe, or something;
but I was told by. a person some
time after that that it was a boll
weevil, ,:nd do wish that I had hat!
a magnifying oia^s to have taken a
L-ood look at it; bul any way it. was
not a very admirable looking insect,
ind I am of thc opinion that lin:
pest is here.
This section of country is in poor
;hape for the weevil to destroy the
cotton croo, as very few of the
farms are under fence, ami very
poor pastures, and they small ones.
Herminia grass grows fine here, but
ibe farmers try as hard to get rid of
it as if it was poisonous for stock to
?at. Isn't it strange? Trying to
lestroy a blessing, yet 'tis so
Ratter plant cotton for the boll
weevil than to grow gra?s for the
I noticed in a late issue of thc
Advertiser that Capt. W. II. Fra
zier was dead, and would like to
know if it was our W. H. Frazier of
Company L If so, another one has
passed over the great divide, and
that brings us down to about eight
or nine, and the question comes,
who next? One thing certain it
tvon't be long before we will have
ill passed away, and the battle of
OUT lives will be over, and the
thought comes on_whose side, since
?ve fought in the Civil war. If on
ihe side of good, for the betterment
of humanity, all will be well. If
aot, then what? I leave it for each
one to say.
Was sorry I did not see you
?vh?e at Edgefield the week before
Christmas, but Eulie Dorn said the
?evil was in fnjnt, and be must
lurry, or would have to come home
n the dark, and I thought the old
mp might be close on behind the
luto. So I sat on the seat when I
sould, but once in awhile the top of
ny head came in contact with some
hing hard overhead. The car was
i John Henry and made the trip,
)ut not all the way in the middle of
,he road, but we got back to our
odging places with whole bone but
>adly shook up, but that was before
Christmas and a thing of the past,
mt long to be remembered.
Love to all that love or don't love
Snappy Young Wife-To be
rank with you, if you were to die
. should certainly marry again.
Harrassed Husband-I've no ob
ectious. I'm not going to worry
.bout the troubles ol' a fellow 1
hall never know.-Louisville Cour
Come-to-Sunday Sehool Day.
Spartanburg, Feb. ft.-The plan
for having all Sunday Schools of all
denominations to observe Come-to
Sunday School Day, February ll,
has met with a greater enthusiasm
throughout the State than anything
that has yet been undertaken for
the Sunday School cause of the
State. According to information
from those in authority, the idea is
literally sweeping the State. In
the cities and in the rural sections,
schools of all denominations are
working for a great increase in at
tendance. Requests for free pro
grams furnished by the State Asso
ciation, Spartanbnrg, S. C., have
been so numerous that the Associa
tion had to employ extra help to
handle the mail. The regular and
special office force have been busy
day and night for two weeks trying
to supply the demands. All pro
grams that were first printed were
sent out quickly, and the Associa
tion arranged with the printers to
keep the form standing so teat all
requests can have prompt reply up
to the last minute. More than 75,
UUO pieces of printed matter have
gone out in the last few days.
Practically all the large cities of
the State have made some special
arrangement for getting a large at
tendance on that day. Greenville,
Spartanburg, Kock Hill, Columbia,
Greenwood, Charleston and Ander
son have publicity committees at
work that are putting up posters
and street banners, distributing in
vitation cards, aud endeavoiing to
reach the last man, woman and
child on that day. Greenville is
aiming al 15,000, Spartanbuig, 10,
00U, Greenwood, 3,500, and other
sities are working for a definite
number. Among the many large
Sunday Schools that are aiming to
bavfe at least L0D0-on February ll,
aire the First Baptist of Greenville,
Central Methodist of Spartanburg,
First Baptist of Anderson, and the
First Baptist of Columbia. A very
large number arc aiming al Tau and
bul). The enthusiasm for the day
is *o great practically everywhere
that the attendance on February ll
is expected lo be the greatest ever
recorded in the Sunday Schools on
my sinirle day in the history of the
Survey of County Completed.
.Mr. E. X. Smith, a capable civil
mgineer of Augusta, and Mr. S. M.
smith, Edgefield'* very capable sur
veyor, have completed a survey of
he county and made their official
report to the county board of com
missioners yesterday. The result of
Lhe survey, which was yery careful
ind accurate, shows that Edgefield
?ounty now has 488 '2-10 square
miles. This shows that the county
was reduced below the constuulion
il area of 500 square miles when
McCormick county was formed and
hat no more territory can bs cut
.rom the county. It is believed that
A.iken county claims a small strip
jf this county, but with this added
x> the result obtained by the Messrs
Smith, the area will still be a little
ess than the constitutional area.
The board acted wisely in having
,he survey made and selected capa
ble engineers to do the work.
Auction Sale Monday.
Mr. J. Perry Waddell, who is
low well known by our people, an
loucces in a page advertisement
.hin week that on account of the
infayorable weather last Monday
ie did not sell as many horses and
nules as he should have sold.
For that reason he will hold anoth
er auction sale at Edgefield next
VIonday, February 12, at the stable
)f Dr. B. F. Jones. If you need a
?orse or mule this affords you a
jood opportunity to supply your
?aed. In this lot of thirty-odd
lead are some of the finest mules
hat Mr. Waddell has shipped to
ridgefield this season. He guaran
ees everything he sells to be' as
The aunt of a little boy was
iruazed at the appetite exhibited by
lim during a recent stay in her
"Mercy!" she exclaimed one da3'.
Jut you certainly eat a terrible lot,
Willie, for such a little fellow?"
Willie, however, was not at all up
et by this.
"I expect," he rejoined, "that I
in't so little as I look from the
Tribute to Mr. Henry Hill.
Grain Seriously Damaged.
Two Injured by Fall.
Ed. of The Advertiser;
Mr. Henry L. Hill wasl buried at
the old Blocker burying ground on
Sunday, the 4th'inst.
Mr. Hill had beeD living in this
neighborhood for 3bout thirty years
and last fall he decided to break np
and go to Beaufort^and live with
his son John, who is in the truck
business there. He rented out his
place^ eold ont his farm-tools and
his Household goods, except what he
wanted to carry with him. Ile
shipped these from Edgefield two
weeks ago, and was spending some
time in visiting his neighbors and
friends before leaving for his new
Ila went to spend the night with
Mr. B. R. Thomas on the 23rd of
January and complained of being
sick. Mr. T.lomas sent for a doctor
who pronounced it pneumonia. In a
day or two, he grew worse, until
the end came Friday at O' p. m. Ile
had a traiiied nurse, and his three
sons and two daughters were with
him, and his neighbors did all that
they could for him, and the best
medical attention was given him.
He was buried beside his wife,
who preceded him eighteen years
ago. He leaves three sons, John B,
J. Law and Barron H., and two
daughters, Misses Berta and Mar
garet and a host of friends. He
was in his ?2nd year, and had he
lived until April he would have
been ?? years old.
We are having the hardest spell
of weather sinc? February 1885. I
am afraid thei grain crop will-be
killed unless wc have a warm rain
Miss Carrie Thomas, daughter of
Mr, B, li. Thomas, fell from a sh? l
ter at school U*i week and broke
her arm j ust above the "wrist, but is
doing nicely now uuder Dr. Patter
Mr. Creorge Broadwater fell last
week Mid broke, some ot the b mes
in his hand, lie is the oldest man
ni the township, being S8years old.
Ile was getting on alriglft when last
Mr. K. W. Christian has another
sou two weeks old. It' the war
lasts lu years longer, Moss town
ship can furnish Uncle Sam a whole
Mr. J. 0. Williams is building
Iiis residence just in front of our
school house and expects to finish
it and move in by Spring.
L. li. Brimson, Jr., has just fin
isheu sawing 10?,U?0 feet of lum
ber for Mr. Warren Reel and com
menced ou a big bill for Mr. R. A.
Mr. Osman Williams is sawing
for Mr. W. T. Reel.
Cleora, S. C.
Claying Weaver Road.
The Weaver road which leads by
the homes of Mr. F. M. Warreu,
B. R. Smith and Abner Broadwa
ter to Trenton is being clayed, or
rather was being clayed before the
present freeze. The citizens along
the road are assisting the supervi
sor with their teams just as was
done on the Old Plank road a year
ago. If the citizens will come to
the aid of the supervisor in all parts
of the county many miles of public
road will be permanently improved.
Without this co-operation it is im
possible for theSupervisor toimprove
all the roads in the county.
PAINFUL COUGHS RELIEVED
Dr. King's New Discovery is
soothing, healing remedy for coughs
and colds that has stood the test of
nearly fifty years. For that cough
that strains the throat and saps the
vitality try Dr. King's New Dis
covery. The soothing pine balsams
and mild laxative ingredients soon
drive the cold from the system.
Have a bottle on hand for winter
colds, croup, grippe and bronchial
effections. At your Druggists,
50c. ' 2
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up the whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing- effect of the bot summer. 50c