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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21,1916
Death of Mrs. Virginia Watson.
City Delivery Soon to Be
gin. Joint Session of
Oar town was deeply saddened on
Thursday when it became known
that Mrs.. Virginia Watson was
dead, this good woman having pas
sed to her reward during the morn
For many years she had been very
frail and suffered attacks, each of
which would seem as if it would
prove fatal. On Wednesday morn
ing was the first symptous of illness.
During -all ber years of frailty,
the devotion of her children was
beautiful, especially so, the atten
tion of her seven daughters, all
noble, Christian women, and endur
ing monuments of a Christian
mother's training. Mrs. Watson
was a beautiful type of Christian
womanhood, modest and unassum
ing, and ever strove to do the will
of her Father.
She was a most faithful member
of the Baptist church, being where
she always worshiped, until she
made ber home here about five
She was the widow of the late
Mr. James Watson, and was the
mother of eleven children, one son,
Mr. Henry Watson, having died
last year. The children are Mrs.
Luther Lott, Araericus, Ga., Mes
dames J. Neal Lott, Fletcher
Wright, Oscar W. Padgett, Shel
ton Sawyer, Spann Ton ey, and
Miss May Watson, aud Messrs. S.
J. Watson, Edgar Watson and Lu
ther Watson. She leaves one sis
ter, Mrs. Bennett of Greenville, and
brother, Mr. Edd Holland of Ga.
The 6ons and son-in-laws acted as
A beautiful service was conduct
ed in the home by her pastor, Rev.
W. S. Brooke, assisted by Revs.
Rester and Thacker. There were
many beautiful -flowers sent by- sor
rowing friends and from several
The interment was made at Spann
church cemetary, where other be
loved ones a*-: buried.
The postal authorities have com
pleted all arrangements for free
delivery of mails, this to go into
effect June 6.
There will be a delivery on Main
street to the business houses at 8:30
and 9:30, following the north and
south bound train arrivals, and
again in the afternoon at 3 o'clock.
A general delivery and collection of
all boxes will be made once a day
beginning at 9:30. There have al
ready been many applicants for the
Mrs. W. D. Holland and child
ren from Winstou-Salem, are
guests of relatives.
Dr. Chas. B. Jones of Columbia,
will fill the pulpit of the Baptist
church on Sunday morning.
Miss Marion Turner entertained
50 of her young friends on Thurs
day afternoon, this happy occasion
being her eleventh birthday.
The bright, summer day, had all
of the lassies and lads present, and
the large lawn was an animated
scene as they enjoyed themselves.
While resting they made visits to
the pergola where fruit punch was
served. Later all were invited in
to the dining room where they
were served with ice cream and
pound cake. The table was very
pretty in pink and green, a runner
of pink with ferns outlining the
table. At each end were baskets
of pink flowers with fluffy pink
bows, and in the center was a large
heart-shaped cake with eleven green
tapers burning. Many pretty gifts
were given in remembrance of the
Mr. W. W. Satcher who has been
sick for several weeks is now able
to be up again.
Mrs. Spann of Leesville, has
been visiting Mrs. B. T. Boatwright.
Mr. and Mrs.Dan Bodie of Bates
burg, spent Friday here with rela
Mrs. Sallie Stanfield has returned
to North Augusta after a visit to
the home of her brother, Mr. J. M.
Mrs. M. W. Crouch visited rela
tives at Saluda last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Forrest and
Mrs. Carrie Forrest spent Sunday .
here in the home of their cousin, I
Mr. Edwards. The latter has pur- i
chased a car which will now enable <
An Appeal to American Peopl
From Across the Atlantic.
Sir George Parish, Editor of tb
London Statist and one of the be?
known economists in England
wrote a letter some time ago to ai
officer of one of the large banks ii
New York from which the follow
mir is taken:
"I have been endeavoring to forn
some sort of notion of the world'
supplies of food both this seasoi
and next, and have come to tbe con
elusion that if the American peopl
will continue to help the world ge
through this time of great stres
and strain by (one) growing as mud
food as possible and (two) them
selves consuming no more than ab
solutely essential, the world wil
weather through, although th?
margin of safety will be very sien
der. Would it be possible for th<
ladies of America to start an econo
my campaign for the benefit o'" th?
women and children, not of Belgiurc
only but practically of the whoh
world, for it is evident that man.\
a poor family will not be able to ba?
food in the coming twelve or eigh
teen months in consequence of itt
dearness and scarcity unless tho?
women who can afford to pay higL
prices voluntarily deny themselves
and share the food which Provi
dence provides with their poorer
sisters? If they do this, then the
heart of the world will beat with
that Mother-love wbiiiis all pow
erful for good and hich will pre
veut the recurrence of such a disas
ter as that now threatening the ha
"The need of humanity is #reat."
"The heart of America is also
them to make more visits to their
Mrs. J. M. Turner is spending a
few days in Leesville in the home
of her niece, Mrs. Walter Hendrix.
Mr. Turner and Misses Marion and
Grace Turner spent Sunday there in
this Le mei*
Misses Eula and Ida Satcher have
beeu visiting in Augusta in the
home of their brother, Mr. Earnest
On the second Sunday in May,
Rev. Brooke will have been pastor
of the Baptist church, here one
year, and he is planning to rnake
this day an interesting one, and at
the morning service will give sta
tistics and a resume of the year's
The prayer meeting of Wednes
day evening at the Baptist church
was an unusually good aud enjoy
able one, the following program
was arranged by Rev. Brooke:
Subject: Jesus' love for us, and
how we may show our love for
Selected Scripture Verses-Miss
Address: "How Jesus shows His
Love to us-Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Vocal Duet-Mrs. F. S. Bland,
Mr. Avery Bland.
Selected Scripture Verses-Mrs.
Address: How we May Show
Our Love to Jesus-Mrs. H.
W. Do bey.
A Selected Reading-Mr. Shel
Vocal Solo: Miss Sallie Hey
Miss Helen Walker celebrated her
9th birthday on Saturday afternoon
and 35 bright and happy children
gathered at her hume to help make
merry the day. There is nothing
so beautiful as to watch childreu in
their sweet and innocent way, while
the time away in amusements so
dear to their hearts.
The large lawn afforded an ideal
spot for this; and they indulged
themselves to their hearts' content.
While eeated out on the lawn all
enjoyed ice cream and cake. They
lingered late, and the party ended
in a joy ride for them all.
There will be a special joint ses
sion of the three Unions of the
Ridge Association on Saturday and
Sunday, 28-29 at Bethel church,
this being about two miles from
The sermon on Sunday
will be preached by Dr, C. C. t
Brown, of Columbia. Rev. C. A. i
Jones will make an address along ?
the lines of the forward movement ?
in denominational colleges. Many j
other subjects will be discussed. ?
Annual Commencement Exer
cises Held. Work Reviewed j
and Highly Commended. I
One of the oldest and most cele
brated institutions for the education
and developement of the colored
people of Edgefield county is Bet
tie Academy, named for the found
er, Alex Bettis, a Baptist preacher
of great influence among his race
and highly respected by the white
From a small beginning with one
hall, this school bas grown to largo
proportions, and now there are sev
en commodious buildings on the
grounds and all are tilled each ses
sion with students who come from
all parts of the surrounding country
the number last year reaching six
hundred. Besides the main hall,
dormitories there are work shops
and sewing rooms where practical
arts, as furniture making, basket
.weaving, sewing and cooking are
Having received invitations from'
the president, Alfred Nicholson,
several of us availed ourselves of
the opportunity to visit Bettis Acad
emy on last Friday. The invita
tions stated that they were anxious
for their white friends to come and
see what they are trying to do and
help the president in his endeavor
to allay the feeling of unrest among
the people, convincing them to stay
on the farm rather than leave South
Carolina with agents who were not
concerned about their welfare like
the white people among whom they
had always lived.
A great crowd was gathered for
the commencement exercises, many
coming a long distance in wagons.
Seats were reserved for the white
people near the rostrum and after
we were seated a chorus of halft
hundred voices sang the opening]
number, "America," keeping tim- ,
with United "States flags that they
waved in their hands.
The hall was decorated with flow
ers from the woods, and around the
platform were arranged specimens
of the work in the industrial de
partment. From trees that grew
around the schools had been made
tables, washstands, side-boards, and
beautiful baskets woven of pine
needles. The teacher said some of
the bojs had made wash-boards to
take home as presents to their
The class in sewing had an exhi
bition shirt waists, aprons and dress
es that would reflect credit on any
The program consisted of weel
written papers, plantation melodies
and recitations, and in all there was
heard the note of preparedness and
the part the colored race shoald
take in helping our country in Che
present crisis. One of the sor.gs,
"Stay on the Farm," was a repre
sentation of two boys with suit
cases ready to leave the farm but
who were persuaded by the group
of friends around them to ckange
Four girls had finished the pres
cribed course and received diplomas.
Supt. W. W. Faller presenting
them with words of commendation
for the good work they had" done.
Mr. J. L. Quiney of Grantville,
who is interested in the betterment
of the colored race and willi?g to
encourage them in their efforts in
troduced the white people ea the
platform, some responding with
short talks. Tfce president and
faculty were congratulated on their
wise management of the school and
good sound advice was given them
by experts in farming who explain
ed the benefits to be derived from
diversified crops for greater food
supply. The importance of tem
perance was suggested to them and
it was gratifying to know that pre
sident Nicholson makes a feature
2very year of pledge-signing day in
the school and will not allow whis
ky or wino on the grounds among
At the close of the exercises the
white people were served a delight
ful dinner that had been specially
prepared for them by the presi
The guests were surprised and
lelighted with their visit to the
icaderay,many nothaving realized its
practical value not only to the color
id race but as a means of furnish
ing trained service to the county
ind state. Bettis Academy ?as1.
RED OAK GROVE.
Farmers Realize Their Res
ponsifcility. Good Mission
W ary Meeting Mothers'
Day to be Observed.
I admire the manifestation of
iMary's esteem for our Saviour. It
is beautiful to respect our dead, but
tf'ben it comes to extravagance, I
have wondered; is it right? Dur
ing our lives is the time to show
our esteem, as Mary did. She
?mew our Saviour's death was near,
she was moved to demonstrate her
love iu a most, beautiful manner,
.?'hile he was with her. Doubtless
many sad hearts would be made to
cheer up, manv homes would be
made happier, if we would follow
the example 60 practically given.
The farmers everywhere seem al
most in a turmoil. My sympathy
goes out to farmers of today, for
r,vhey begin to realize the seriousness
Ci the situation, and their ambition
has been moved to new endeavors.
To feel the great responsibility of
feeding the worlds' people is upon
them, and to fail will be starva
tion, is Buffiicient to demand the
best in our power to 'fulfill it.
Sacrifice of blood, starvation for
food-all these things are before
us-topics of conversation. We
read it, but really we are moved to
believe,we should become reconciled
and ever consider the hand of Provi
dence behind it. It is inevitable,
hence to become worried and griev
ed would be wrong: "He that is
for us is mightier than those that
aTe against us."
The Divisional meeting at Red
Oak Grove, was not largely attend
ed last Saturday, but has been pro
nounced as a good meeting. Our
superintendent Mrs. J. M. Bussey
acquitted herself with much ease
and dignity, proving great interest
tn her work. We were so glad to
with us at the meeting so
^F5cf-Lujji i\?d Hill, among".them
Mrs. Lula King, Mrs. Julia Pres
cott's mother. We always appre
ciate the presence of our elderly peo
ple, because none of us know how
they, too, appreciate the privilege
of being able to sret out and enjoy
the services and pleasant associa
tions such iratherings afford.
There will be the annual observ
ance of Mother's Day at Red Oak
second Sunday in May. We wiil
arrange a program for the occasion
and feel glad to have the privilege
of inserting Rev, J. A. Games'
Mrs. Mamie Bussey Efl real sick
at this writing, but hope she will
soon be up again.
Griffts School Soon to Close
With aa Entertainment Good
Dear Mr. Editor:
As there has not "been any letter
from our school I tnought I would
write one. We have only a few
days more to go to school this ses
sion. Our teacher is Mrs. Maggie
Burnett. We ali love her very
much. Our school ??viii close Friday
May 4, and an entertainment will be
Friday ?light. We have had a very
successful term. While we have
only a small school, we feel that we
have accomplished eauch. We would
be very glad to have you, Mr.
Editor, ?orne to oitr entertainment.
The farmers are quite busy now
planting, as they were kept back by
the rain. Everyone seems more en
thused over plauting food t?uff than
they are cotton. I (think that is the
thing for them to d'* as we are fac
ing a crisis which none of tb-e young
folk ever faced before.
Our community was saddened by
the death of Mrs. Charlie Byrd last
Sunday. She was buried at Gilgal.
We extend our heart-felt sympathy
to the bereaved ones.
We have had a lot of sicktsess in
Cleora, S. C.
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many friends among the white peo
ple, several counties being repre
sented at the commencement.
Pleasant Occasion at Red Oak
The semi-annual meeting of the
third division of the Edgefield W.
M. IL, met at Red Oak Grove on
Saturday. The weather was propi
tious, and in spite of the busy sea
son, the automobile, which never
has to plow, was brought, into re
quisition and a very good crowd
If it had not been for the auto
mobile, not more than a handful
could have been present, and yet we
do not mean to say that there were
no horses and buggies in evidence.
Although odes have been written to
the old fashioned hitching post,
and eulogies written as if these
UHeful things had been consigned
to antiquity, it will yet be many
a day before the horse and buggy
will not have a useful aud import
ant place in making successful
Mrs. J. M. Bussey of Parksville,
division president took charge of
the meeting and the morning pro
gram was a very interesting one.
Reports were made from all the
societies heard from in the division
which includes the societies at Red
Oak Grove, Modoc, Clarks Hill,
Parksville and Plum Branch.
Mrs- Luther Timmerman welcom
ed the delegates, Mrs Julia Prescott
responded in the place of Mrs. Eu
genia Middleton, whose absence as
one of our earliest workers was
greatly regretted. She was detain
ed on pccouut of illness in her
As the writer was not present un
til late in the morning session, there
may have been other numbers left
out, but if it is we are sure our
faithful correspondent from Red
Oak Grove will supply the defi
ciency in her news letter.
Mrs. J. L. Mima gave a resume
of the half years' work and also
urged the bocieties to try to be on
the Honor Rull^'this year by reach
ing all the points on the standard- of
excellence, .. .. . .
Mi's. Mamie N. Tillman gave a
comprehensive account of the Green
wood Institute. This was followed
by a further interesting description
of the occasion by Mrs. \V. 0.
Whatley, making special mention
of the visit to the orphanage.
An invitation was extended by
Mrs. Julia Prescott, president of
the third division to Rehobeth on
the first Sunday in May to this di
At the dinger hour a splendid
lunch was laid for those present,
and enough l?ft, I believe, for the
Sunday dinner next day.
The afternoon session was short
but very helpful. A demonstration
called "Excuses Conquered" was led
by Mrs. Tillman assisted by ten
ladies bringing some excuses for
aol being a member of a mission
society, and each excude was con
quered by a verse from the Bible
which sbs held in her hand.
Some of the unexpected friends
whom *we met we?e Mrs. Sallie
Mims Andrews of Greenwood, who
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. D. Mims, Miss McAfee of York
who is teaching the school. She,
with a number of other pretty girls
of the community, walked to the
meeting, a distance of two miles,
rather than absent themselves on
account of the lack of conveyance.
No community will ever lack lead
ers for the mirision societies which
has such earnest and sensible young
One of the refreshing numbers of
the program was a recitation by the
sweet little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Timmerman.
The closing Lumber was a discus
sion of problems, entered into by
Mrs. Zelpha Thurmoud, Mrs. Julia
Prescott, Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs. J.
M. Bussey, Mrs. J. T. Griffis and
Play a Success.
The play and miscellaneous pro
gram which had been so enthusias
tically arranged by Miss Marie Ab
ney, was a great success, and about j
$40.00 was cleared for the library.
The minstrels were said to have
been the most humorous, and the
whole entertainment the best of
many good ones. Miss Abney has
undertaken, so unselfishly for the
library. The scene from Miss Min- j
erva and William Green Hill was
cl 11 hilO Family Medicine.
Well Attended Missionary Meet
ing Thursday. School Has
Closed. Many Visitors
Come and Go.
The Hardy's ladies had a fine at
tendance at the W. M. S. meeting
last Thursday, held at Mrs. Julia
Townes' home. After the meeting
was adjourned Mrs. Townes served
a delicious fish dinner, which was
very much enjoyed by all the ladies
and gentlemen,Vho came to drive
the machines for the ladies. See
what good the automobiles are do
ing? The men come to the W. Wi
meetings, and bring as many as can .
crowd in, where if it were buggies
two would be considered a load;
though Mrs. Harrison was more
liberal, she had three to go and four
to come back in one buggy. .
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison went to
Trenton on Saturday, returning
Mrs. Hamp Parks came down last
week and visited her brothers,
Messrs. Willie and Charlie, and
Mrs. Willie and Miss Lucile Burk
halter. Miss Lucile brought her !
over to visit her aunt, Miss Genie
Hammond, where she stayed from
Saturday until Monday. Miss Genie
was just as fat and jolly as ever as
we came by Saturday.
The Dothan congregation had a
good meeting Sunday. Messrs.
McKie and Oswald Scott, John
Chapman and Miss Zelma Scott all
went up to attend from North Au
M?9S Mary Townes returned home
Saturday afternoon from her school
at Red Hill.
Mrs. Will Briggs and Miss Jen
nie Briggs spent Monday with Mrs.
Sallie Bunch. We always enjoy
having them, and hope they will
come again soon.
Mrs. Harry Bunch's school will
close Tusada? at .Cemetery Hil1 . :
Mr. George Townes spent Sun
day at his mother's, Mrs. Julia
Townes, and went back in the after
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fouche and
Mr. Martin Medlock attended ser
vices in Augusta Sunday and came
home before our sermon at Hardy's.
We rode out the Savannah road
Saturday and saw some nice truck
farms. Lots of mustard salad, and ?
we hear that the man who has salad
can make a fortune now. Every
one is crazy for green vegetables.
Death of Another Aged Vet
The newly made mound in the
Horn's Creek 'cemetery marks the
last resting place of Mr. Samuel
Roper who departed this life Thurs
day afternoon, April 10. He had
been ill for sometime and constantly
received the most devoted attention
of his loved ones. While nothing
could be done to prolong life, yet
he was made as comfortable as
possible and lacked for nothing.
Mr. Roper was in his 78th year
and had passed his long life in the
community in which he was born
and reared. The people
who knew him best prized his
friendship most. Early in the six'
ties Mr. Roper volunteered his serv
ices and rendered gallant service to
the Confederacy and he was loyal
and true to his last d?y. He was
an indulgent father and a kind and
thoughtful reighbor. The funeral
was conducted at Hom's Creek
church Friday afternoon by Rev.
Joseph A. Gaines. He is survived
by his devoted wife and the follow
Mrs. J. G. McKie, Mrs. W. H.
Moss, Mrs. Joseph Ripley, Mrs. W.
E. Ouzts, Mrs. A. H. Roper, Miss
Lula Roper, Miss Sue Roper, Miss
Lila Roper, Miss Anna Roper.
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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 slugglush winter
shell. At druggists, 25c. 2