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V0L> 82 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28,1917 NO. 4
New Dry Goods Store. New
Century Club Met "Baby
Day" Will be
Mrs. Ann Mobley left on Sunday
afternoon for Middlebrook, Va., to
spend awhile with her daughters,
Mesdames Oliver Hamiltoa and
A new dry goods store has open
ed np here, the firm being "Weiner
& Weiner," and they are located in
the new store of Dr. F. L. Parker.
Mr. Frank Kenney, of Clemson
College, spent the week at his home
Johnston was well represented
last week in Augusta, about 20 go
ing over to see "Experience,"
Mrs. Homes and children, of Xew
York, are here to spend a few months
with the former's sister, Mrs. Lewis
Blount. Miss Blouot lives at the
Bacon place, and while here the
children are attending school at
Harmony, which handsome new
school building is near by.
Mrs. Clarence Strother who has
been ill for two weeks, was carried
to the University Hospital in Aug
usta on Sunday. Her condition is
considered a very serious one, Dr.
Taylor of Augusta having been call
ed in to consult with the other phy
sicians. She was accompanied to
Augusta by Dr. Strother and Dr.
Mr. Louis Claxton, of Philippi,
was carried to the Baptist Hospital,
Columbia, last week for treatment,
he having been sick for some time.
One day of the past week, while
\ Mr. J. F. Fulmer was fixing some
part of the harness preparing tohitch
the horse, the animal kicked him in
the side, causing him to fall and j
break one of his thumbs. It was|
at first thought that his condition
was very serious, but he is still con
fined to his bed.
Miss Annie Crouch cf Converse
College is spending a few days here
with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. and Mr. Wil
bur Wertzs, of Columbia, spent
Sunday here with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Owington S. Wertzs.
Mrs. James Culling, of Hartsville,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Annie
Mrs. Te?gue Price of Tenn., ar
rived on saturday to visit in the
home of her father, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mrs. J. A. Lott and little Marion
are at home from Atlanta, where
the latter has been under treatment. ?
Rev. J. H. Thacker, pastor of the
Methodist church attended the 51st
conference of the Columbia District ?
which was held at Leesville last
week. He states that the activities ?
of all the churches indicated im
provement in membership, spirit
uality and benevolence. There
were 26 churches represented.
On Saturday afternoon, Miss
Ruth Stokes entertained a number
of her friends in a very happy man
ner, the occasion being ber 11th
birthday. Miss Ruth is a great
favorite with her playmates, and
each one most lovingly remembered
her on this occasion and brought a
pretty gift. There were various
? pastimes arranged and every one
had a good time, and were reluctant!
to leave. '
The young hostess assisted by her |,
mother and Miss Annie Stokes,
served a delicious salad course, with
Mrs. L. F. Dorn has returned to (
Spartanburg after a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. J. A. Dobey.
Miss Eula Satcher is at home from
a pleasant visit to Columbia.
Mrs. Will Bradford of Green
wood has been visiting her aunt,
Mrs. Laura Peady.
Mr. Will Wright has returned
from Hot Springs, Ark., and is very
much benefitted after the treatment.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman went to the
Baptist Hospital, Columbia, last
week, being accompanied by Mrs.
"W. L. Coleman. Her many friends
trnst that she may be relieved of
her suffering and pain by undergo
ing the treatment.
Miss Lillian Mobley is now able
to be out again after a three weeks
illness of erip.
Mrs. F. M. Warren and Mr. and
Mrs Walter Allen were visitors to
Augusta during the week.
A beautiful evening party given
in honor of Mesdames Lilly An
drews and John Milne, was that of
last Thursday given Mesdames
James White and Archie Lewis,
Great Educational Movement
Among the Methodists.
In line with other great denomin
ational movements in behalf of
Christian education, the Methodist
people of South Carolina, number
ing considerably over 300,000 souls,
have launched a well planned cam
paign to raise ?300,000 for the
benefit of their schools and colleges
within the State. A large part of
the amount secured will he used to
pay off present indebtedness and
the balance is to be used to secure
needed equipment and endowment.
Rev. F. H. Shuler, Columbia, is
the Commissioner of Education for
the two annual conferences in this
otate, and is directing- the campaign.
Associated with him, however, are
all the Methodist preachers of the
State; representatives from the
faculties of Wofford, Columbia, and
Lander Colleges; Dr. H. C. Howard,
Emery University, Atlanta, Ga; Dr.
Stonewall Anderson, Educational
Secretary, Methodist Church, South,
Nashville, Tenn; Bishop W. A.
Candler, Atlanta, Ga., and other
prominent ministers and laymen.
The pastors responded most nobly
and generously to the appeal made
to them at the annual conference in
Greenville and Florence last Novem
ber. Their gifts ranged from $15
to several hundred dollars each.
The citizens of S partan burg have
already contributed many thousands
of dollars to the fund, and the
Methodist people of the city of Col
umbia are being canvassed this
The pian is to have the cause
presented at least, one time from
every Methodist pulpit iu South
Carolina, and immediately following
this public meeting in each church
an every member canvass will be
made. The campaign was begun
in Columbia on last Sunday and
will continue duriug the month of
April in the Methodist Church.
The meeting here will be held;
Sunday evening, April, 1. at 8:00
o'clock, at which time Prof. J. M,
Anail, of Columbia College will
make the address. The meeting at
Trenton Methodist church will be
held Sunday at 11:15 A. M., at
which time Dr. James W. Kilgo
Annual Spring Opening.
Mr. J. Hubenstein announces
this week in his full paige adver
tisement on our 6ecoud page that
he will hold his annual spring open
ing on March 31, and April 2 and 3.
During these three days he will off
er some unprecedented bargains.
These goods were purchased early
and these who avail themselves of
the cut prices will secure many
goods at the old prices or les$.
Read what Mr. Hubenstein says in
his large attractive advertisement
this being held in the home of the
Many spring blossoms of daffo
diis and hyacinths were used, and
the tables for Progressive Rook
were adorned in bowls of flowers.
After the arrival, and all had acuten
places for games, a delicious hot re
past was served. An hour was
spent playing, and the honorees
were presented with pretty gifts.
Lovel}' music was one of the plea
sures of the evening.
Mrs. M. W. Crouch gave a love
ly dinner party on Wednesday for
Mesdames Andrews and Milne, and
everyone present enjoyed being
with these charming ladies.
The New Century Club met with
Mrs. W. F. Scott last week and
during the business period, the chief
matter was electing delegates to the
State Federation iu Hartsville, on
April 17 and 18. Mrs. II. D. Grant
is first delegate, Mrs. W. E. La
Grone, second delegate, with Miss
Alma Woodward, alternate.
The club will observe "Baby
Day" in May, in connection with
the Social Hygiene meeting.
"The tale of two cities" by Dick
ens was discussed, and well prepar
ed papers were given on sections of
the book by Mesdames J. A. Dobey
W. P. Carrel ?.nd F. M. Boyd.
Each member wis given some ques
tion concerning the book, which, as
were answered, brought forth in
teresting discussion. Mrs. John
Milne delighted all with piano selec
When the meeting had concluded
a tempting repast of club sand
wiches, deviled eggs, pickle and
Russian tea was served.
Gardens Very Late. Death of
Mr. Glover and Mrs. Shank
lin. Snake Bit Negro
Easter is almost upon ns, only
two more weeks, and still we are
glad to have a good fire to sit by
and heavy clothing.
Wednesday we had all sorts of
weather. The morning was brigfy^
and warm, then came a very heavy
rain and blew off real cold by night.
So it was April, March and January
all in one day. April showers,
March wind, and January cold and
As everything else is late the
chicken crop will be late with us.
We only have four hens sitting,
and no little biddies out yet.
Gardens are way behind and we
need something fresh and green.
Never have we spent a winter with
out something in the garden before
this. There is .one negro in the
neighborhood that got plants from
Young's Island, just a day or so be
fore the freeze and kept them in the
house until after that cold spell was
over before he set them out and his
cabbage are looking fine now.
Guess he will have many calls for
them before they head.
A small negro boy on Mr. H. L.
Bunch's place was bitten by a snake
down on the branch last week.
They bathed the place in strong
lye and put turpentine and Sloan's
liniment on it, so he was better on
Saturday. We have heard of sev
eral snakes having been seen out al
ready. The little folks that have
shed their shoes had better look be
fore they leap.
We were oalled to attend the
funeral of another old veteran on
Thursday of last week. Mr. Char
lie Glover answered the last roll
call on March 20, about 6 ?'clopk
in the afternoon, at the hospital,
where he had been a little more than'
a week. He has been a great suffer
er for a long while.
MrB. Fannie Shanklin. (nee Miss
Blackstone) died on Wednesday
morning at her son-in-law's, Mr.
John Scott's. She has made her
home with Mrs. Scott for several
years. She too had not been well
for a year or more, still she did not
give up until a day or two before
her death. We extend to both
sorrowing families our sincere sym
We were very glad to hear on
Sunday that Mrs. Frances Townes
was sufficiently improved to sit on
the piazza on Saturday. Hope she
will soon be out again.
Mrs. Sallie Bunch had a backset
from imprudence on Thursday, and
is not so well airain. Mr. and Mrs.
D. B. Hammond and little Frances,
spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs.
Mr. George Towns spent Sunday
with Iiis mother, Mrs. Julia Townes.
Mrs. Harry Bunch and children
spent the week-end at her father's
Mr. P. B. Lanham reaching home
at G o'clock Sunday afternoon, after
a very enjoyable visit, having seen
Mrs. A. A. Wells, Mrs. Carrie
Mays. Miss Emmy Lanham. Mr.
Tobe Lanham, Messrs. Joe and
Benny, and Mrs. Joe Lanham.
Messrs. H. L. and H. G. Bnnch,
ppevt Sunday with Mr. Philip Mar
Mr. Martin Medlock and Miss
Lena DeLaugbter went down to see
Mrs. Frances Townes on Sunday.
Very Low Rate.
In last week's issue The Adver
tiser announced that the board of
county commissioners had obtained
a loan of ?25,000 from the Bank of
Johnston, competitive bids having
been submitted from three banks in
the county at 4 per cent. We
should have stated that the rate was
3.71 instead of four, having been
incorrectly informed as to the rate.
When one of th e b a n k s
of the county can supply so
large a sum at a rate of 3.71 at
time when money is bringing 5-12
per cent in New York, indicates
that our people are becoming inde
pendent of Northern and Eastern
money centies. The five strong
banks' in the county-two at John
ston, one at Trenton and two at
Edgefield-are among the county's
leading assets and are justly the
j pride of the people.
Harmony New Schoo
Modern Building Erected at
Bond Issue. An Hone
' . An occasion which was a history
making event in Edgefield county
was the dedication of the magnifii
cent new Harmony school building
?pit Friday. The trustees purchas
ed, at a cost of S100 per acre, four
acres of land lying directly east of
Harmony church and have erected
thereon a modern building that is
the equal of any rural school build
ing in tho Statev The building is
.constructed of brick with concrete
foundation and metal roof, the best
material that money can buy being |
used throughout in its construction. .
It is two stories in height, with
high ceilings, giving it an imposing
effect. The first floor is utilized
for class rooms and cloak rooms,
with a spacious entrance hall or lob- i
by, from which ascend two roomy
stairways leading to the second ;
floor. The second story is used en
tirely for an auditorim, two musio
?<vn? having been provided at each
end4of the Dpicioas rostrum. '
The building not only has an im
posing and attractive exterior and
is ideally arranged inside for school
purposes, but is scientifically con
structed from the standpoint of
light and ventilation. The audito
rium, which is probably the best in
the county, is so thoroughly venti
lated that when large audiences
gather during warm weather, Buch
as commencement occasions, it
will be as comfortable as the atmos
phere out under the trees.
The building with its modern
equipment supplies the Harmony
school district with a complete
plant for the intellectual culture and
development of its boys and girls.
E3ch class room has its own black
boards and charts and is fitted with
modern desks that enable the child
ren to do the best possible work in
perfect comfort. A nice desk has
also been provided for each teacher.
Other additions to the interior fur
nishings and equipment will be ad
ded from time to time.
The patrons and trustees have not
overlooked the physical training of
the Harmony children. Sufficient
land was purchased and the build
ing was so located as to provide an
ideal campus and athletic field in
front of the building. Here the
girls (on their side) engage in bask
et ball, while the boys (on their
side) play base ball and other out
door sports that afford exercise as
well as wholesome and helpful di
version. After the passing of a
few years, we expect to see this
campus adorned with shade trees,
shrubbery, flowers, grass and other
things that will enhance the setting
or surroundings of this magnificent
building. In order to give citizens
of other communities of the county
some idea of this handsome struc
ture, which will be an enduring
monument to the splendid public '
spirit which pervades the Harmony
community, which is peopled by
progressive, right-thinking, high
minded, God-fearing man and worn- (
en, we have had a cut made. This, ,
however, does not do the building ,
At eleven o'clock Friday morning ;
the teachers, pupils and patrons of ]
the schcol and a considerable num
ber of persons from adjoining com
munities assembled in the audito- '
rium for the dedicatory exercises, j
The attendance would have been j
very much larger had it not rained ?
early in the forenoon. The exer- \
oises were presided over by Mr. W. 1
W. Fuller, the capable county sa- \
I Building Dedicated.
a Cost of $8,000 Through
>r to Community and
porintendent of education, and
Heaven's blessings were invoked
upon the occasion by Dr. E. Pen
The first speaker was Mr. Fuller,
who was presented by Prof. Long,
who has had more to do with up
building of the Harmony school,
raising its standard as well as
modernizing its equipment, than anv
other person in the district. Mr.
Fuller spoke of his past very plea
sant relations with the patrons and
trustees of the school and commend
ed them for their forward step in
the erection of the modern building.
The second speaker was Mr. J. L.
Mims, who was followed by ?State
Superintendent of Education J. E.
Swearingen. For half, an hoar he
held the closest attention of the
audience, his utterances being help
ful and encouraging tua good peo
ple of Harmony to undertake even
greater things. Mr. Swearingen
was followed by Dr. E. Piridteton
Jones who spoke with characteristic
eloquence, making 6ome valuable
suggestions to trustees, patrons and
teachers in the matter of educating
their children. Lack of space wil'
not pei mit us to even attempt re
port of these addresses at length.
At the close of the program all
present were invited to partake of a
great feast which was spread on the
long table upon the church yard
where whole-souled hospitality has
been dispensed in the most com
mendable manner times without
number. The usual boundless
supply of dinner had been provided
but the weather kept hundreds of
persons away, consequently, after
all withdrew from the table many
baskets full were l"ft untouched.
The social hour was 0112 of splendid
fellowship, all finding it heipt'ul to
be in such an atmosphere.
Early in the afturnoon the base
ball enthusiasts, both among the
boys and the ?ro.vnups, bad two or
three hours of real fun. A match
game was played between Harmony
and Johnston, with that splendid
fellow, Luther Watson, as umpire.
Pressing duties made it necessary
for thu writer to turu his face home
ward by the middle of the after
noon, more than an hour before
the final score was reached, conse
quently we are not informed as to
which team won the game. Up to
the time we reluctantly departed
both teams were playing good ball,
being quite evenly matched.
All who att3nded the exercises at
Harmony Friday spent a day that
will be a source of pleasant memo
ries for many years to come. All
of the teachers, Prof. G. F. Long,
Miss Sarah Stevens, Miss Emmie
Wright and Miss Stalnaker, were
constantly on the alert, seeing that
everv visitor received attention.
The editor of The Advertiser,
with uncovered head, bows very
low to the Harmony people and
commends them with all possible
amphasis for their Bpi ended
ichievement, the erection of a rural
?chool building that is an honor to
Kdgefield county and to South Caro
How To Give Quinine To Children.
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mproved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
int to take and does not disturb the 6tomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Uso especially adapted to adults vc ho cannot
nke ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
ause nervousness norring-inein the head.. Try
t the next time you need Quinine for any pur
>ose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
lame FEBRILINE is blown in bottle. 25 centa
RED OAK GROVE.
Teacher Training Class Met.
Urges Large Delegations to
Social Circle Met ' I
Our subject for study this year is
"America's World Opportunity,''
and at present that subject was most
fittingly chosen, as the minds of
our people are .in a disturbed state,
because of the prevailing war. As
in all things else, our Sunday Schools
must thereby become affected, and
to our mind, our last Sundoy lesson
was a bard and difficult piece of
work for an anti-Foreign Mission
believer to surround. As we read
and studied the lesson, the following
quotation forcibly presented itself
to us: "The light that shines fur
therest away, shines brightest at
home," so we can't believe very
much in one unless we believe in
the other also. I really believe
that lesson one of the "plainest"
missionary lessons I have ever
We appreciate the fact that our
Sunday School is becoming aroused
to tetter things for the school, and
that the members have become ac
tively engaged in methods for a
better Sunday School at old Red
The "Teacher Training Class"
met at Mr. G. W. Bussey's, Jr., last
Sunday, P. M. As we meet from
time to time we hope to increase in
attendance. The interest manifest
ed was marked, therefore, we feel
Our Divisional Superintendent,
Mrs. J. M. Bussey, of Parksville,
will hold a one day meeting in con
nection with our W. M. TL, with
the Red Oak Grove Society som9
time next month, date will be fur
The Ed~efield association should
send large delegation to Greenwood
3rd and 4th of April to the the "In
stitute," as it is a privilege being
brought near by. I trust many of
the societies may be represented.
The Social Circle meets with Mrs.
Sam Agner Wednesday, P. M.,
April 4. Mrs. Sallie Timmerman
leader. We invite our friends and.
neighbors to meet with us.
The Sunbeams held a short, but
pretty little service just after Sun
day School last Sunday. What
might we expect for our children in
the future, with the Christian train
ing that is being ?iven them of to
day. We feel proud of the child
ren and their leader, Mrs. Griffis,
for she loved the work which in
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thurmond,
Sr., visited their daughter, Mrs.
John Mathis this week. Mr. Thur
mond^ health was quite feeble and
we were glad to see him out.
We are very sorry to note the ill
health of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert
Dorn. They have with them their
three little orphan grand-daughters,
whose presence is the life of their
Mr. Charlie Bailey and his sister
Mi-?s Pearl, were guests of Miss
Lulie Timmerman last Sunday.
Mr. Dewey Young and sister,
Miss Leola from Red Hill visited
Miss Ruth Timmerman aud attend
ed Sunday School at Red Oak
Miss Marie Hamilton attended
the Teacher Training Class, and
was a visitor in the home of Mrs.
Lamb. Calling in the afternoon
was Mr. Dewey McLendon and Mr.
Horace Glauton. The latter giving
au interesting account of his ex
perience during his enlistment with
the United States. May nothing
happen to discourage our young
men who fearlessly and bravely en
list to serve our country. Should
the call come to others to enlist for
service, may the mothers, wives,
sisters, sweethearts and friends give
words of good cheer and encourage
ment to them, as they enter upon a
cali to duty for their country. What
ii more beautiful?
BAD COLDS FROM SUDDEN CHANGES
Spring brings all kinds of weath
er and with it come colds and the
revival of winter coughs and hoarse
ness. Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey
will head of a new cold or stop the
old one, the soothing balsams re
lieve the sore throat and heal the
irritated tissues. Get a bottle to
day and start treatment at once.
At your druggist, 25c. Formula
on the bottle. 1