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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4,1917
Special Prayer Service. Dr. Al
len Moved toSaluda. Beauti
ful Faster Party. New
Century Club Met
On last Wednesday evening a
beautiful prayer meeting was held,
and at this time the program of a
meeting at the week of prayer as ob
served by the. W. M. S., of the
Baptist church was had.
This program was arranged by
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher and was repeat
ed upon request "of Rev. W. S.
Brooke who had charge of the
prayer meeting hour.
The meeting opened with the
men's chorus singing "All hail the
oower of Jesus name," and after
prayer meeting by Mr. T. J. Wat
son, many beautiful and splendid
as well, papers were read, and sweet
songs followed each paper which
further emphasized the thought and
The subject for the evening was
''The Name of Jesus and the Pow
er in His Name," and after the an
nouncement the congregation sang,
"Oh, magnify His name with me."
Introductory remarks, "Why we
had this subject in the W. M. S."
by Mrs. W. J. Hatcher; a paper,
""the name wonderful," Mrs, M, T.
Turner, followed by ? vocal trio,
There's a wonderful name;" "the
natue councellor," Mrs. James
. "White; male quartette, "I have a
Saviour, He's pleading in glory;"
"The Mighty God," Rev. Brooke
for Mrs. Brooke; vocal duet, "He
lifted me;" "The Everlasting Fa
ther," by Mrs. P. N. Lott; vocal
duet "He knows;" "The Prince of
Peace," Mrs. P. C. Stevens; Song
"Wonderful Peace;" "The Name of
Jesus," Mrs. F. L. Parker; Remarks
by the pastor Rev. Brooke; closing
hymn, "Take the name of Jesus
Dr. aud Mrs. B. L.Allen moved to
Saluda last week to make their fu
ture home, having recently erected
a residence upon their lot there.
These good people had many warm
friends here that they had made
during their eight years residence,
and everyone regretted to have
Mrs. Joe Herlong has the sympa
thy of all in the death of her mother
Mrs. Padgett, which occurred sud,
denly last Suuday night at her
home between Ridge and Bates
burgi Mrs. Hellong was not able
to reach the bedside before the end
came, her death being very sudden.
Mesdames Alice Cox and M. N.
Crouch spent Friday at Saluda,
the occasion bein?: held day.
A beautiful Easter part}' was
that of last Friday afternoon, when
Mrs. J. Howard Payne entertained,
those present beinir the members of
the Young Matrons club, and a few
invited friends. Quantities of spring
flowers were used in the decora
tions and the tables for Rook each
had a basket ofStiny Easter eggs to
eat, and little chicks perched on the
handle held the table number. The
score cards had decorations of bun
nies and chicks. An animated
gam2 was had, and the prize a
blooming Easter lily was won by
Mrs. C. P. Corn. The consolation,
a fluffy yellow chick was presented
to Mrs. Harry C. Strother. The
favors were tiny little chicks and
the doileys had Easter decorations.
The hostess assisted by Miss
Frances Turner served frozen fruit
The New Century Club met on
Saturday afternoon with Mrs. James
Strother, and during business it was
decided to observe "Baby Day" in
connection with the Social Hygiene
meeting, and again invite the other
organizations to unite. The collect
ing of waste paper, with the sale of
old papers and magazines was dis
cussed, an offer of one-half cent per
pound having been offered by a
packing firm. The club will under
take this and hopes to add a good
sum to the treasury.
"Our Mutual Friend," by Dick
ens, was the subject for the after
noon, with Mrs. W. E. Lagrone as
leader. Mrs. J. A. Lott gave a
synopsis and Mrs. P. N. Lott gave
a splendid criticism. A selected
reading was given bv Miss Alma
Woodward, and the transformation
of Bella Wilfer was told by Mrs.H.
D. Grant. Everyone enjoyed the
social feature, and during the time
Misses Gertrude Strother and Daisy
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Important to Teachers an
Realizing the increase in the 1
of tobacco, especially in cigare
form, and knowing the dire resu
to our boys and young men, phj
cally, mentally and morally. I wa
every child in South Carolina
iearn the truth about the effects
this narcotic weed. This is my pla
For High Schools-Each teach
will have his or her pupils or grad
to write a composition, in their E
glish study, on "The Cigarette
an Evil." The best one in t
school will he selected and sent
your county superintendent of am
narcotics. She will select the be
in the county, and a silver med
will be awarded the winner. Tl
essay will be printed in the conn
Out of the silver medal essays tl
best will be selected and a goi
medal will be awarded the winni
by the State superintendent. H
or her essay will be printed in Tl
State and News and Courier.
For Elementary Schools-A sim
lar contest will be held in elemei
tary schools in fifth, sixth and se\
ento grades. A gold prize for th
best in the State.
If your teacher does not hold thi
contest you may compete and sen
your essay to county superintenden
Contests close April 30, 1917
All papers must be in before tba
date. For further information an<
literature on the subject apply to
Plum Branch, S. C.
It is my belief that the excessivi
use of cigarettes by young boyi
stunts their physical growth, im
pairs their nervous system, weakent
their mental powers, and too fre
quentlv benumbs their moral sense,
(Signed) W. S. Cunell, .
Pres., University of S. C.
You certainly have ray hearty en
dorsement in your fight against
cigarettes. Everyone thrown with
young boys knows the awful effect
they are having upon them.
(Signed) D. ?L Douglas,
President Presbyterian College.
The smoking of cigarettes is as
much an indication of lack of am
bition and ability, as it is an im
pairment of these qualities. Most
young men who smoke cigarettes to
excess would never amount to any
thing anyway, but the exceptions to
this rule ought to be deterred by
common observation and the poli
cies of all large companies which re
fuse to employ young men subject
to habits which impair efficiency.
(Signed) W. M. P?ggs,
I regard the cigarette habit
as one ol' the filthiest foes of our
growing boys. Newberry college
strictly forbids the smokinir of
cigarettes by the students during
their connection with the Institu
tion, and tba practice has abated
in recent years. My experience
with college boys leads me to say
that the habitual cigarette smoker
is pretty certain sooner or later to
show up short either mentally or
morally or both.
(Signed) J. Henry Harms,
President Newberry college.
A quarter of a century of experi
ence in handling boys has taught
rae that the boy who is a habitual
cigarette smoker never takes a high
stand in his class or in any other
department of school.
(Signed) F. N. K. Bailey,
Superintendent B. M. I.
Mother Goose Play.
The play in the Opera House on
last Friday evening was a wonder
ful presentation of a visit to Mother
Goose Island, Miss Gladys Rives
personifying the teacher who con
ducted the children to the Island,
and Miss Rhett Morgan made an
ideal Mother Goose. The children
were lovely and the play was a
The amount of $71,00 was taken
in, which will go for school im
provement. The teachers and chil
dren are to be congratulated on the
financial and dramatic success of
FOR SALE-Five hundred bush
els of Cleveland and Imperial Big
Boll cotton seed at $1.50 per bushel.
B. B. Jones.
College Boys Enjoy Short Vaca
tion. Many Visitors Come
and Go. Measles In
The joung folks have been en
joying the bright days. Some horse
back riding, buggy or automobile.
We saw quite a nice picnic party
out in the pines on thu hill to the
loft as we want down to the Hat on
North Augusta, Saturday. So pic
uics are in season again.
The Clemson boys had examina
tions from the 19th to 23rd of
March. Then were given a holiday
until Monday, and the most of them
hied away to visit those they wish
ed most to see.
Mr. Pick Adams came to visit his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H.
Adams of North Augusta, and
doubtless some pretty little Miss
shared the visit also.
Mr. Dagas of Charleston, visited
at Mrs. Georgia McKie's. A pretty
little brunette we think was the
drawing card. They attended ser
vices in Augusta on Sunday and
had Miss Ruth Stewart to join
Mr. Willie McKie, Miss Marjorie
MoKie and Mr. Dugas in an auto
mobile ride on the good roads of
Mr. Edward Bunch visited his
cousin, Mrs. Tom Hugenin, in Spar
tanburg, where there was an attrac
tion for him also. All returned to
their school duties on the 20th
brighter and refreshed for the re
mainder of the term. So it will be
all over the world. We enjoy a
recreation and seeing new faces.
We all know how the boys enjoyed
a change and being free even for so
sbort a time. It gives them new
energy for their work.
Miss Thesera Bunch is on a visit
to her brother, Dr. Nixon Bunch*
in Spartanburg and will spend a'
month we hear.
Mrs. Ollie Bunch and Mrs. Meal- i
ing Bunch, spent Sunday morning I
with Mis. Sallie Bunch, who is still J
confined to her room. Mr. Harry
Bunch and family spent the after
noon with her.
We hear Mrs. Georgia McKie's 1
children have measles, bat don't '
know which of them is sick. Hope
they will soon all be through with
it. Hope they will not spread
just now, for the school term at
"The Cemetary Hill," will only be
three weeks longer, and it will be a
pity to have any of the children
lose auy time there.
We were sorry to hear of Mrs.
Theresa Adams, Mrs. Georgia Ham
mond and Miss Lucy McKie, feel
ing so badly and hope their trouble
may soon be corrected, so they can
feel well again.
We were glad to see Mrs. L. W.
Reese out on Thursday after her
continued spell of grippe. Hope
her trip to see Mrs. Tom McKie
and Mrs. S. V. Bunch, made her
feel like eating one of those nice
broiling size chickens she is so just
ly proud of.
We were glad to hear Miss Geor
gia Reese is so much pleased with
her school. Hope Mr. Reesie Mc
Kie will not have any more chills
such as he had Thursday, and will
soon be well again.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Reese visited
their home-folks for the week-end,
returning home Sunday afternoon.
"We saw Mr. Albert and Miss
Mattie Lyon in Augusta Saturday.
Also Mrs. Minnie Lanham and chil
dren in a big fine automobile.
Mrs. Frances Townes has im
proved sufficiently to come over to
Mr. Walter Cheatham's in North
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fouche attended
services in Augusta Sunday and
brought Mrs. Fouche's mother, Mrs
Wise, home with them for a visit.
Mr. Wise was with them last week.
Mr. Fouche threshed several
bushels of velvet beans for Mr.
Herbert Bunch for planting. Also
several bushels of peas for Mr. Mar
Mr. Harry Bunch bought a pair
of beautiful Angora goats from
young Mr. Hading last week.
How To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINE is tha trade-mark name sri ven to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb tbe biomach.
Children lake it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
lt the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
?use FfiBRIUNE is blown in bottle. 25 cenU.
RED OAK GROVE.
Large Congregation. Encourag
ing Sermon. Material for
School Building Hauled.
Will Attend Field Day.
How boan ti f ni the subject fo
the Sunday sehool this quarter on
the last days, death, burial and re
rturreetiou ol' our Lord. How can
we think of not studying each les
son in prayerfulness or without feel
ing our lives have been drawn clos
er to our blessed Saviour. His last
days were spent ministering to
the need}- and suffering among men.
We must feel that Jesus weeps with
us in sorrow, for the picture is so
plain wo cannot help believing it in
our next^ Sunday's lesson, John ll:
Our congregation waa unusually
large at Red Oak Grove last Sun
day, the pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey,
coining with his souled filled with
words-of'encourageinent to his peo
ple, who can ever be assured his
very life is liuked in with theirs,
knowing;as well what to say and
when to say it. always strengthening
the faith of his co-workers and en
couraging others along the wray of
eternal life. The second Sunday in
each month is termed in our town
as the Women's Day, because the
W. M. U., meets after the session
of Sunday School,
Third' Sunday is Y. W. A., day
and the fourth Sunday is Sunbeam
day, just after the Sunday School.
We regret our Sunday School is not
in- session each Sunday, and we think
our Teacher Training Class may be
means of bringing it about, at lea?t
we hope so. Our class meets each
second and fourth Sunday, P. M.,
?nd will cordially invite all inter
Bsted to come and meet with us.
The girls will organize a club for
recreation and pastime when the
?chool closes. The mother's ap
preciate the enterprising spirit
?mon^, our girls and believe to or
ganize ?;hera into a club will prove
helpf^ and uplifting.
Mrs. J. M. Bussey will hold the
Divisional meeting in connection
with the W. M. U., at Red Oak
Grove on Saturday before the fourth
Sunday in this month, wich will be
the 28th. Program will be furnish
Easter is fast approaching, and
while the Baptists do not make any
celebration hy special arrangements
for the occasion, the children every
where look upon its coming next to
Misses Bertha Parkman and Kath
leen Kenrick haye been planning
something for the little one3 on
next Saturday P. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Mathis have
many warm friends in our communi
ty who greatly sympathize with
them in the continued extreme ill
ness of tho latter.
We were glad te see Mrs. Elbert
Dorn out last Sunday. She accom
panied Mr. and Mrs. Dorn on a vis
it to the sou of Mr. and Mrs.
McKie Bailey near Pleasant Lane.
The material for Flat Rock
school building is being placed on
the new building sile. Mr. George
Bussey is untiring^in his efforts to
accomplish the task. We look up
on the work as being that to uplift,
and the incentive to tho children
will be manifested in the lives of
those to follow when our trustees
and present patrons have passed to
the great beyond. Today is our
opportunity, for "the night cometh
when no man can work," and a
beautiful life is to live for others.
Miss Lillian Holmes was guest of
her sister Mrs. Charlie Parkman
last Saturday. She is at Modoc
now with her brother, Mr. "Kin"
Miss Annie Quarles was among
the visitors with us yesterday. She
is one of Red Hill's splendid young
Misses Kathleen Kenrick and
Ruth Timmerman will enter the
school contest for Field Day. Sure
ly our scholia ought to do all they
can for the clay, for the untiring
efforts of-our loyal Superintendent,
Mr. Fuller, and others are quite
commendable. Best wishes for the
Mrs. Mamie Bussey will return
from an extended visit to relatives
in lower section of the state, among
them her little grand-son near
Charleston, Master Lane Bussey.
The many friends of Mrs. Joseph
Ramsey are looking forward to her
visit among us at an early date.
Honor Roll Edgefie?d Graded
and High School.
First grade: J R Timmerman,
Mazie Kemp, Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Carolyn Dorn, Byrnes Ouzts, Lois
Cogburn, Maxie Rolston, Alice
Hume, Wilber Moore, Lucy Me
Manus. Advanced first grade, Mau
rice Rubensteiu, Ralph Quarles,
Mary Thurmond, Margie Prescott.
Second grade: Effie Allen Lott,
Margaret Strom, Francis Louise
Townsend, Martha Thurmond, Fran
cis Wells, William Copbaro, Sara
Hughes, Mary Lynch, Joe McMa
nus, June Nicholson, Herman Ru
benstein, Milton Swearingen, Eliza
beth Johnson, Orlando Morgan.
Third grade: Mary Lillie Byrd,
John Curran Feltham, Julie Strom,
Elizabeth Bailey, KathraineStewart,
Albert Rainsford, Luther Johnson,
Fourth grade: Robert Tompkins,
Allen George Thurmond, Felicia
Minis, Odel Holston.
Fifth grade: Isabel Byrd, Eliza
beth Lott, Gladys Lawton, John
Wells, Benjamin Cogburn.
Sixth grade: Lillian Pattison,
George Tompkins, William Strom,
Helen Nicholson, Raymond Folk,
Eleanor Mims, Robert Ouzts, Mitch
ell Wells, Gertiude Thurmond, Car
rie Cheatham, Mattie Saunders.
Seventh grade: William Folk,
Dixon Timmerman, Ruth Paul,
Rhea Timmerman, William Jones,
Eighth grade: Coralee Cogburn,
Frances Jones, Reba Cogburn,
Elwyn Moore, Sara Lyon.
Ninth grade: Hob Byrd, Marga
ret Blocker, Edwin Folk, James
Tenth grade: Margaret May, Wil
lie Peak, Neta Ouzts, Anna Sou
Broadwater, Brooke Jones.
Eleventh grade: Ouida Pattison,
Emmie Broadwater, Pearl Quarles.
Lecture at Red Hill.
Editor Edgefiebl Advertiser:
We were greatly disappointed
that Dr. Thomas could not be with
us Friday night but we are glad to
state that he will be with us Friday,
April sixth. He will give an illus
trated lecture on "Scenic America."
Many who have heard him say he
is fine. Those who do not come
will miss a treat.
We expect to have some fine mu
sic also. Admission "25c. and 15cts.
Lecture begins at S p. m., Red lull
W. L. Mellichamp.
Cold Spring, S. C.
One Hundred Thousand the
Mr. E. J. Norris announces in his
large -advertisement this week that
he has joined the One-IIundred
Thousand Club of the Prudential
and desires to win a trip that is of
fered by the company. Tue Pru
dential is writing some very attrac
tive policies at a very low rate. See
Mr..Norris about them. He says
it ie probable that all life insurance
will advance $25 or yMO per thousand
in the event of war. Better secure
a policy now while the old rate pre
We reluctantly gave her up to live
elsewhere. Mr. Ramsey has em
ployment in civil service at
Florence, S. C.
Mr.' Clarence Bush bas returned
from the hospital in Augusta and is
doing fairly well now.
Mrs. Ann Doolittle, the widow of
a confederate veteran is visiting in
our community this week.
Mrs. Brooks, another confederate's
widow, is with her daughter Mrs.
Mamie Doolittle. She returned last
week from Cleon where she was
under treatment of Dr. Patterson
and was quite sick. She says many
good things for her doctor and the
good people of Cleora during her
illness in their midst.
We enjoyed reading the experi
ences of two honored confederate
veteran's wives, Mesdames M. P.
Carrol and B. C. Wall of Augusta,
given in the Augusta Chronicle.
We handed it to some of the girls
to read. In those days food was
scarce-but today how is it and
what means the pressure? While
facts are stubborn things, light giv
en upon them often brings recon
MT. ZION NEWS.
Chalk Eed Discovered. Large
Deposit Superior Quality.
Capt. B. F. Gaines Visits
Your corespondent has been much
shut in during all of the past win
ter, so only such news could be re
ported ns has drifted in. If at any
time, lin n, the account from this
neighborhood has been deficient,
partial, or inaccurate, it is boped
that your readers may he charitable
in their criticism of the same. But
now the bitter winter has passed,
the sweet springtime has come, and
with it absent loved ones will re
turn, the home will yrow bright and
cheerful again, and all will go mer
ry as a "marriage bell."
Rumor says that a very valuable
chalk bed has been found in our
neighborhood on the plantation
formerly owned by State Superin
tendent J. E. ??wearingen and re
cently sold to Mr. Lovick Mims, of
Edgefield. 4 They say" that samples
of this chalk or deposit, have been
tested by experts and pronounced
very fine, and that now projects are
on foot for the workiug of this
It is to be hoped that all of this
will materialize for it will mean
an advantage to our whoie com
munity. Already we are dreaming
dreams of a trolley or railroad run
ning up to it from Augusta, and
thus putting us in closer touch with,
the fine markets of that place.
Last week Mr. \V. J. Gaines,Rev.
Joseph A. Gaines, of Trenton, and
Miss Mary Gaines, went to Colum
bia to see the reception of the 2nd
South Carolina regiment. They
had a very enjoyable trip. Mr. E.
P. Gaines of the JJ. S. C., returned
home with them for a week-end vis
After a short visit to his home
people, B. F. Gaines, of the Darling
ton Guards, has returned to Dar
lington to get his company ready
fvr the military inspection which ia
to take p-ace next Saturday.
Residents of Edgefield county
who knew the late Rev. W. A.
Gaines, will be interested in the
marriage of his youngest son, Prof.
Frances Pendleton Gaines on Mar.,
15, to Miss Sadie Du Vergue Rob
ert, daughter of Dr. J. C. Robert,
Director of the School of Agricul
ture of the A. & M. College, Miss
issippi. The nuptials were beauti
fully solemnized in the college chap
Miss Robert is a very beautiful
young lady, the male members of
whose family hold many positions
of high honor and responsibility.
Prof. Gaines is assistant proffessor
of English in the school. He is a
young man of great promise and
well equipped, being an A. B. of
Richmond College, and an A. M.
of the University of Chicago.
Miss Mae Ergle, of Graniteville,
has been up recently for a week-end
visit to her sister, Mrs. W. A. Par
due, and on Sunday attended church
at Ebenezor, in Trentou.
Entertainment for Free Library.
On April the -20th Miss Marie
Abney will put upon the stage one
of the best entertainments she has
ever given for the library. This
play is a necessity, as the library is
without funds, and should its doors
be closed the money willed by Mr.
D. A. Tomkins will revert to the
heirs, so the people of the town
should see that Miss Abney has a
full house. The very best talent
has come to Miss Abney's assist
ance. Black Pattie will charm you
with her beautiful voice that has
thrilled hundreds. Miss Wood
son's stump speech on Woman's
rights is a masterpiece. Miss Eve
lyn Edmunds as Sarah Jane in the
corset scene from Miss Minerva and
William Green Hill will make you
laugh for a week. Mirandy's min
strel's and Mrs. Black's pink tea
contains songs, jokes, speeches and
fungalore. The march of the little
Pickaninies will be too cute for any
thing. Next week we will give a
The hardware department of E.
M. Andrews Furniture Company
offer Edgefield farmers some very
attractive prices in plow steels and
wire fencing. Read their advertise
(mcnt in this issue.