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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14,1917
Women Observe Week of Pray
er. Mrs. Boatwrisrht to At
tend D. A. R. Congress.
Civic League Meeting.
The past week was observer] by
the members of the Woman's
Missionary society as a special sea
son of prayer for home missions,
' and every afternoon these christian
women met with spendid meetings.
Each afternoon one of the members
conducted thecprogram,which would
be most helpful and uplifting. On
Wednesday evening the pastor, Rev.
Brooke gave way the prayer meet
ing for another season of prayer,
* and at this time the offerings were
The president of the society, Mrs.
L. C. Latimer, had stated that the
society hoped to have $100, and
when the gifts were counted there
The various jocieties of the young
people have not yet gathered in
Rev. and Mrs. Eulie Crim and
- family are spending a few? days here
in the home of Mrs. Lizzie Crim.
Rev. Crim has been pastor of the
Baptist church at Liberty in the up
per part of the State, but is on his
way to Lamar, where he has accept
ed the pastorate. On Sunday eve
ning he filled the pulpit of the |
Baptist church, and everyone was
glad to hear him.
Mr. W. Wallace Turner will
leave on Monday for Pittsburg, ;
Penn., whore he has accepted a
position. He will be located with ?
the Westinghouse, the largest Elec- i
trical house in the United States. i
Mr. J. B. Haltiwanger of Green- ;
wood, spent last week here with his i
daughter, Mrs. W. F. Scott.
Mrs. Sallie Stanfield of North ?
Augusta, is visiting in the home of
*. her brother, Mr. J. M. Turner.
. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix of :
Leesville, have also been visiting :
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner.
Miss Emma Bouknight is at home
from a visit to relatives in Virginia. 1
Miss Bertha Stahn of Chester is
expected soon to visit Mrs. F. M.
Mrs. Burrell T. Boatwright will ;
attend the national congress of the
D. A. R., to be held in Washing, i
% ton, D. C.. She will represent the
Emily Geiger chapter, and it is
a great pleasure to the members that
they are going to have a represent
Dr. E. A. Schnell and his son,
Mr. Clifford Schnell with his wife, 1
?pent last week here with Mrs. Ivey, 1
Mrs. E. A. Schnell has been here
for about three weeks with her ,
mother, Mrs. Ivey who is ill.
The Civic League held a most en
thusiastic meeting on Thursday j
afternoon with Mrs. G. D. Walker,
there being thirty-five members
present. Mrs. S. J. Watson, Presi
dent presided. There were various
discussions along the "lines of work,
as the League is just beginning ac
It is now most too late to decide
upon any planting of shrubbery or
town adornment of this nature, but
during the summer the League will
find much to look after.
% It was decided to have receptions
about on the street for waste ps per,
and also to see after the cleaning up
of unsightly placea. It is hoped
that through the efforts of the Lea
gue that a drinking fountain may
also be established.
The town was remembered in the
will of Capt. Johnson with $000,
but this was named for the special
purpose of a drinking fountain.
The town was named for Capt.
Johnson, the conductor of a passen
ger train on this road when the
town came into existence.
The League hopes to get the
fountain in operation without de- ?
pending on town water works.
The ladies were all very enthusias
tic, and with these at the back of
the movement, the town will soon
be one of the most attractive ones
in this section. The men were to
be asked to join as honorary mem
bers. The dues will be $1.00 a
year, and it was decided that no so
cial feature be had in connection
with the monthly meetings.
The new Century Club met with
Miss Alma Woodwards last Tues
day, and a most pleasant meeting
was held. There were many reports
of committees and several discuss*
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Edgefield Extends Sympath;
the Grief-Stricken Family
The people of Edgefield <
greatly depressed by the teleg
received here Friday night by 1
Snow Jefferies announcing the d
>f her brother, Mr. William L,
"eries. Miss Snow motored to .
m with a party of young: fri?
Friday afternoon and upon he
iura found the telegram awai
ier. She, accompanied by Mr.
Mrs. B. B. Jones, and Miss G]
Rives left immediately for S
While the Jefferies resided in E<
Beld their son,Mr. Wm. Jeffries,
met death Friday at Mountain H
Vt.,by inhalingpoisonous gas,vis
Lhem several times, and is pleas
ly remembered here. All of
people extend sincerest sympath;
Miss Snow Jeffries, an effie
teacher in the Edgefield High Sch
and to Dr. and Mrs. M. D. Jeff
in this hour of unspeakable gr
The following dispatch from S]
tanburg, giving some of the ft
concerning the tragic death of
very talented young man, waa ?
out to the daily papers:
L. Jefferies, the son of Dr. M.
Jefferies, pastor of Southside E
List church of Spartanburg, met
cidental death at Mountain Mills,"'
vesterday by inhaliner chlorine g
He was a chemist in the employ
the DuPont Powder company i
bad been sent to Mountain Mills
supervise the installation of a blea
ing plant. He and two other n
were overcome by inhaling the i
in the factory of the Deerfield Pi
company. The other two men w
overcome while trying to ren<
aid to Mr. Jeffries. The de
chemist attended the Carson Ne
man College at Jefferson City, Ter.
and later took a special course at
& M. College of Noith Carolii
In addition to his father and mott
and one sister, Miss Rose Jeffries
this'city, he is^s'trrvived by fh'i
brothers, A. N. Jeffries of Cicei
111., R. G. Jeffries of Knoxville ai
C. H, Jeffries of Roanoke. T
bodv has been sent to Knoxvill
where it will be interred. Dr. Jr.
ries and family left here this moi
ing for Knoxville for the funeral.
Interesting Letter From Ed'g
We were delighted to have M
Bailey present to conduct our ext
cises Tuesday morning. The exe
cises are being conducted in the i
dividual rooms twice a week at pr
3ent, as the teachers have progran
for their respective rooms wbk
cannot well be carried out in chape
The special programs are on Frida
mornings and the teachers will t
glad to have any visitors who wig
Mr. Gunter came to see us Moi
day morning and made a very ir
teresting talk. He brought hi
young brother with him, and w
are delighted to have him in ou
midst. The new pupil entered th
first grade, and we hope he will lik
us as much as we like him, even o
so short an acquaintance.
On next Monday morning th
chapel exercises will be devoted t
tiie celebration of South Carolin
Day. A very interesting prograr
has been arranged, and we shall cs
peet a number of visitors to be pre
The community keenly felt th<
cause of sorrow which hastened ou
beloved teachcr,Miss Jeffries, to he;
home so suddenly, but I ara sun
they do not feel her absence as we
the pupils of the high school, do.
We have learned to love her dearly,
and it is hard to begin the days
work without her cheerful morning'::
greeting. However, we considei
ourselves very fortunate in having
Miss June Rainsford as a substitute
and strive to do for her as we did
for Miss Snow.
Misses Emmye Broadwater, Per
melia Hudgens, Genevieve Norris
and Miss Miriam Novis have return
ed to their work at school, after
having been absent several days be
cause of sickness. We missed
them all dreadfully, and joyfully
welcome them back to struggle with
Carolina Day will bc celebrated
by the D. A. li's, at thc home of
M rs. J. W. Peak, on Tuesday af
ternoon March 20, at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Weather Favorable For Garden
ing. Mrs. Bunch Improv
ing. Historic Old Sweet
Water Church Improved.
Oh! the gool old summer time is
on its way. It's coming by the
feeling of the beautiful day, Sun
day. It put us on edge to get out
and plant garden seed, so as to have
some salad to cook. But we must
wait for the garden to be broken up
and laid off in rows. The land has
been too wet, until now to plow our
red, sticky, clay soil. Now, every
thing is in a rush. The days are
not long enough to get all we want
to do in one days work, and it is so
hard to get a hand to work a day.
We feel where we can get one the
day passes too quickly. We went
out to Sweetwater Sunday, the first
time since October, and see along
the way .where there has been lots
of new grounds cleared and broken
up. In fact, lots of plowing has
been done in the gray and sandy
lands. More cotton will be planted
this season than ever before if the
seed hold out. They being so high
I suspect the most of the negroes
sold about all of theirs and will be
going around trying to borrow seed
to plant. That is a poor busines,
lending them, for they never want
to pay back. They are too hard
up and need to sell them, to get
something to pay for picking now,
and so on nntil all the cotton and
seed are sold, then the man who
lent the seed is left out.
Everyone is talking of the high
cost of living, and everything is go
ing higher every day. So the farm
ers had better not plant all cotton.
Look what corn is selling at now.
'Tis too late to plant more wheat
now, but flour is up in the high pic
Sweet potatoes are 40 cts a peck,
and Irish potatoes $1.25 a peek.
Let us try and raise enough at home
not. to have to buy at such prices,
but seli some. See what vegetables
are selling for. We should, at least,
try to make those to have greens, al
so car. enough to have in winter.
We are hoping to raise enough to
can plenty of corn, okra and toma
toes together for soups, and also
can each kind separately, and make
corn, relish, pickle.
Having no vegetables in our gar
den during this winter, all those we
had canned and pickled have helped
out considerably, also our fruits
and preserves. But sugar is so
high, unless it comes down before
fruit season, we will have to let the
pr?serves we have already put up
auswer awhile longer, and just can
all we can. We ?re thinking of
getting a canner and canning on
shares, for those who want us to.
We had a regular reception on
Thursday at Mr. H. L. Bunch's,
Mr. John Scott, Mr. and Mrs. H.
F. Cooper, Messrs. Conkliu and
Seigler, Mrs. T. L. Harley, and
Mrs. Georgia McKie. The gentle
men met to examine the tax returns,
and the ladies came to see Mrs.
Bunch. She enjoyed having them
very much. She is still in b?d, very
weak, but hopes to try sitting up a
little at a time to try and regain
We were so glad to see the Sweet
water folks have almost completed
the repairs and painting of the
church. 'Tis quite an improve
ment. They hupe to finish this
week. They have worked hard and
long for it, and have at last realiz
ed their hopes. Sunday being such
a lovely day, there was quite a large
congregation out. On our way
home we were told of the sad death
of Dr. Will Mealing's youngest son,
Hal Mealing of North Augusta.
Death is always sad, but more so,
when one so young is taken. He
has been a great sufferer for more
than a year.
Mrs Francis Townes was taken
quite sick Sunday afternoon and
during the night 'phoned for Mrs.
Georgia McKie, who went over to
wait upon her. Master Willie
McKie went to North Augusta for
Dr. Lewis, and Mr. Marun Med
lock carried Mrs. Townes down to
the Hospital about 10 o'clock Mon
day. We have not heard tho na
ture of thc illness, but hope she will
soon bc out again all right.
Mrs. Sam Corley was sick Sunday
with chills. We are in hopes she
may conquor them soon aud get
strong and well.
Play Was Signal Success. Bap
tist Ladies Hold Special
Service. Mr. Roper
' Very Sick.
The North Agusta troop of Boy
Scouts, of which Rev. Hamlin Ether
edge, pastor of Grace M. E. church,
is Scoutmaster, gave a delightful
play entitled, "Miss Minerva and
William Green Hill," at Wise Hall
on Thursday night, under the au
spices of Trenton troop Boy Scouts
of America. The Trenton Boy
Scoots worked with great zeal and
success felling tickets in advance of
the performance. To them is due
ohief credit for the surprisingly large
attendance. A prize, one years sub
scription to "Boy's Life," was offer
ed to. the Boy Scout selling thc most
tickets, and was award ad to Hughy
Clarke, the winner in a close con
test. The play was adopted from
the book' of the same title by Mr.
Etheredge, who did his work well.
The acting by the boys and Miss
Juanita Woodward who played the
role of "Miss Minerva," was re
markably good; especially when the
youth of the players is considered.
Nearly two hundred spectators wit
nessed the performance, and all
seemed to be highly entertained
and amused by the comical antics
of "William," "Jimmy," "Sam
Lamb" and "the Major," and by
the laughable austerity of ' Miss
Minerva," who surrendered to the
Major after a siege of twenty five
Mr. S. L. Roper, of the Horn's
Creek section has numbers of friends
here who are saddened because of
his continued illness. His daughter
Miss Lula Hammond Roper, who
now makes her home in Albany, N.
Y., andMiss Susie Lee Roper from
Aiken, are with him.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Black are re
arrivai of a splendid baby boy.
The Baptist ladies held a meeting
with Mrs. Austin Clark on Thurs
day afternoon, last, special prayers
beiug offered for home missions and
a good collection was taken. Some
interesting papers were read, and
Miss Ray Swearengen's beautiful
vocal solo was thoroughly enjoyed.
The next meeting of the missionary
society will be with Mrs. Gaines.
Misses Ethel, Mary, and Helen
Harrison's new Oakland, and Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Her lon g's Dodge,
and Mr. and Mrs. James Smith's
Buick-Six, are three new attractions
of the Aikeu road.
Mr. W. F. Roper and his beauti
ful baby girl, Louise, from Colum
bia, spent the week end here.
Mr. Grover Patten, (Secretary for
Senator Tillman) with his young
wife arrived here from Washington
on Monday, Mrs. Patten is receiv
ing a warm welcome. She is not
only beautiful in person, but so
cordial and attractive in manners
that she wins you at once.
The advent of a precious baby
girl in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Wise is causing many lov
Mrs. Claude Werts, from Colum
bia, and Miss Beatrice Stevens of the
Sweetwater section, are the guests
of Mrs. D. R. Day.
Visitors who enjoyed the hospi
tality of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Sake
during the past week were, Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Lanham, the Misses
Lanham, Mrs. Lynch from'Augusta,
Misses Ida and Margie Ryan and
Mrs. E. L. Ryan.
Miss Lizzie Cooper has left the
University hospital and is with her
sister. Miss. Randolph Swearingen.
Mrs. Emma Bouknight is at home
after a visit to friends in Richmond,
Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen enter
tained three tables of Rook on Tues
day evening, serving a three course
luncheon at the conclusion of the
CLEAR YOUR S KI Ii IN SPRING.
Spring house cleaning means
cleaning inside and outside. Dull
pimply skin is an aftermath of win
ter inactivity. Flush your intes
tines with a mild laxative and clean
out the accumulated wastes, easy to
take they do not gripe. . Dr. King's
New Life Pills will clear your com
plexion and brighten your eye. Try
Dr. King's New Life Pills to night
and throw off the sluggish winter
shell. At druggists, 25c. 2 j
Parksville Scribe Gives So
Better limp all the way to hea
than not to get there at all.
make seeking God the first thin'
life is to begin right. In the si
of God there is no difference
tween being wrong and do
wrong. If you would go over
river dry shod, .you must get i
I would rather have stand
room in heaven than own the wo
and go to Hell. If good preach
would save the world, it wo.ild h;
been done long ago.
The man who can drive a 1
and keep hj& religion will st?
without hitching. The incoe
tency is not in the Bible, but
your life. There are men in E
because they wasted too much ti
trying to find out where Cain |
his wife. You can find everytb;
in the average church from a hi
ming bird to a turkey buzza
The man who swears at true
ligion, turns up his nose at one
the best things on earth. You do
have to be like a hedge hog to
Riches have"never yet given ai
body peace orVest. If there is
Hell, a good' many preachers i
getting money under false p
lences. The man who is right w
God willnotbe wrong with anythi
that is good.
Some of the biggest lies ever t(
are to be found on gravestom
In every community are some fol
the devil can catch with a bs
If you depend on your emotio
for motive power you will come
a good many places where the wii
won't work. The Bible will al wa
be full of things you can not und<
staud, as long as you will not li
according to those you understan
Don't stop with telling your bi
what is right. Show him how.
Better die an old maid, sisU
ifclro) to marry the *roug_ maa. Q
homes are on a level with our w
men, and the Devil has a mortga
on many a child from the day it
born. You never hear of a mi
marrying a woman to reform her.
Is there any bread in whiskey
Yes, for the brewer and the disti
1er of the stuff, but not for tl
Going to church don't make an
body a christian any more th a
taking a wheelbarrow into a gara*
makes it an automobile. No hyp
crite in the church or out of il wi
ever get to heaven.
I heard a preacher say that h
would rather be a pastor of a gravi
yard than to be pastor of SOIE
churches he knew.
The man who votes for whisks
is pulling on the same rope wil
the Devil,whether he knows ii or no
God pity the country when th
Devil gets the home.
You can have as many theorit
as you please, but you will neve
get into Heaven unless you plan
your feet on the Rock of Ages
If the womanhood of America ha?
been no better than the men, th
Devil would have had the countr,
fenced in long ago.
Man was a fool in the garden o
F/Ien and he has taken a good man;
There would be so many mor
church goers if there were uot s<
many going churches. God keep
no half way house. Its heaven o:
hell for you and me.
If there ia a hell for fools, th<
mau who thinks he can get to heav
en on his wife's religion, will bt
there on a front seat.
The father who keeps his son oui
of school, is doing his best to mak<
a fool out of him.
Temptation is not a sin, yielding
All tho service that weighs ai:
ounce in the sight of God, is thal
which ib prompted by love.
To know some men is an invita
tion lo do right. To know others
is an invitation to lie, drink, swear
and sink into heel. What God
needs and the world needs, are men
who are solid mahogany all tiie
If there is anything that makes
me sick, it is to have some ri d
nosed ibultermilked-eyed, beetle
browed, peanut-haired, stall-fed old
whiskey drinker to tell me that he
would not be in ollice, if it was not
for the church members, voting for
and puning him there. Hell is so
full of such church members that
their feet are sticking out of the
windows. ''Scrap. "
LON?? STAR STATE.
Ginned Cotton Bolls in Texaa.
Drought Prevails. Grain
Killed. Farmers Cot
I will write a few lines to let you
know how we are getting along out
here in Texas. "Well, they finished
ginning bolls last Saturday and
the fields look like they had been
pastured by a big bunch of cattle.
You can't find a cracked boll that
shows anv cotton at all. They gin
ned here at Brandon between 200
and 2300, against 3250 last season.
We are needing rain here, have not
had a good rain since the first of
last November. We had a four
ir.ch snow in January that helped a
good deal. It is raining a little
here today. We need rain on ac
count of planting corn. Land that
was put up before Christmas may
have moisture enough to bring *orn
up, but land put up later is too dry.
I am afraid the farmers out here
are going cotton crazv and neglect
to plant plenty of corn and feed
stuffs. A eood many oats planted
last fall were killed. It looks like
the farmer won't learn anything by
experience. They know that they
can get more for a short crop of
cotton than for a big crop, for it
costs more to make and gather, and
the gamblers preach an over supply
and hammer down the prices.
There is more money in corn at the
present prices, and it don't cost so
much to raise corn. Pigs here that
will weigh from seventy-five to one
hundred Hounds are bringing nine
cents a pound, and they have never
been fed but very little.
The high priced cotton has been
fine for automobile dealers. Near
ly everybody in this community
owns one, renters and all. There
has been about twenty four hundred
and fifty registered here in the
county,-and they are still buying.
I was glad to see a letter'from
uncle Ive, We were together in
our boyhood days up to the time
we went to the army. He went to
Virginia, I to James Island near
Charleston. Captain Weaver was
in command of our company, J. A.
Tillman was in commamd at the
surrender. I have never seen but
one member of our company since
I left South Carolina for Texas in
18(55. If any of the boys are alive
I would like to meet them in Wash
ington in June for I am going if I
ara able to travel, and I am good
and stout now for a man in his
seventy-fourth year. Well, I had
better close for fear of the waste
W. J. Rochelle,
Card of Thanks.
We avail ourselves of . thia means
of thanking our neighbors and
friends for their kindness du
ring the late illness of our hus
band and father, James A. Hol
land. These many acts of thought
ful kindness will always be tresured
by us and should be given we shall
always be ready to reciprocate the
kindness. We are more grateful
than we can find words to convey
Mrs. A. P. Hollaud,
J. G. Holland.
Childrens' Chapter Meets.
Bald Eagle Chapter, C. of O.
beautifully entertained by Miss Mary
Evans and her mother, Mrs. Vic
toria Evans, at Oakley Park.
On Saturday, March 10, Miss
Mary Evans entertained the children
forming this enthusiastic young
chapter in General Gary's old home
and made them a beautiful talk
about her illustrious uncle, showing
them many things of historic inter
est, among them being a letter in
his own hand to President Davis
concerning his action at Appomat
tox. It is a well known fact that
General Gary did not surrender at
that time. Another interesting let
ter was from General Robert E.
Lee to General Gary.
The girls invited Miss Mary to
meet with them at all of their ses
sions. She has promised them bad
ges bearing a small confederate flag
and a bald eagle, besides the gift of
a volume of the life of the Bald
?agle by his sister, Miss Lou Garv,
as soon as it comes from thc press.
The little otlieers, Mae Rives, Pies.,
and Gladys Lawton, Historian, pre
sided well and with great dignity.