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Office No 61
Wednesday, June 27
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss Gertrude Thurmond is visit
ing relatives in North Augusta.
Dr. E. P. Jones will preach at
Antioch Sunday afternoon at 3:30
Miss Nell Jones hass been spend
ing the past week in Spartanburg
Miss Grace Lanham of Roper's is
the guest of her cousin, Miss Mary
Dorn, this week.
Miss Annie Bee accompanied the
k Press Party fromEdgefield to Beau
fort on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs- J. M. Shaffei of
McKendree were among the visitors
in Edgefield Monday.
Mr. J. T. Harling who delivers
the city mail on the minute, has
purchased a Saxon car.
Mr. Calhoun A. Mays, Assistant
United States District Attorney,
spent a part of last week in Edge
Miss Elizabeth Ramsfcrd visited
her cousin Miss Elizabeth Bttssey
for several days in Augusta last
Miss Mattie SueHolston is spend
ing this week with her aunt, Mrs.
T. A. Williams, in the Cleora sec
Mrs. S. W. Nicholson has as her
guest this week Mrs. W. A. Tur
ner from Columbia and her little
Mrs. S. E. Brown and children
of Brunswick, Ga., have been guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wright dur
ing the past week.
Miss Nannie Harris of Augusta
has arrived to spend some time at
*'Cedar Grove," the home of Mrs.
Little Misses Isabel and Mary
Lillie Byrd are on a visit to their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Fuller at Liberty Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Cooner of
Columbia spent the week-end here
as guests of Mrs. Mary Norris and
Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
Mrs. W. H. Dorn and her two
smallest children are spending this
-week at Roper's in the home of her
uncle, Mr. D. E. Lanham.
Mrs. N. G. Evans and Master
George, Jr., left yesterday to spend
the summer in Macon with Mrs.
Evan's sister, Mrs. Charles Rhodes.
Messrs. Glover Tompkins, Will
liam and Diomede Hollingsworth
and Walter Mays have returned
from Clemson college for their sum
Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Hill re
turned Sunday night from their
wedding journey, having visited
Washington, New York and other
The attention of the ladies is di
rected to some special bargains that
are offered by The Corner Store
this week. Read its attractive ad
vertisement in this issue.
Mrs. T. B. Culbreath and her
daughter Miss Lucile Cuibreath
were here Monday. Miss Lucile
taught the Rehoboth school during
the session recently closed.
Mr. A. S. Thompkins, Mr. J. G.
Holland and Major W. J. Duncan
motored to Troy yesterday to at
tend to some business matters in
that little city of classic name.
Capt. and Mrs. L. Y. Moore, ac
companied-, by their children, left
Monday in their touring car for
Hickory, N. C., to spend two weeks
with Mrs. W. B. Hardin, Mrs.
The planting of velvet beans has
been quite general in the county
this year, and the finest we have
seen are in the corn of our friend
John Quarles who is one of the
best farmers of the west-side.
Mr. Claude Lyon who for the
past year or more has held a posi
tion with one of the leading grocery
firms of Augusta has enlisted for
military service and will be assign
ed to the band of his regiment.
Teeming thousands of negroes
will assemble at Bettis Academy
Saturday for their annual July cele
bration. June 30 has been seJected
this year instead of July 4 as the
latter day comes in the middle of
Air, James E. Hart, Jr., spent
Sunday under the parental roof.
James is maning a splendid record
as traveling representative for a
Urge tobacco manufacturer. His
territory is confined to the lower
part of the State.
Mr. A. Oliphant spent yesterday
in Edgefield on business as assistant
secretary of the State Board of
Charity and Correction. Mr. Oli
phant is a capable young man is
making a splendid record of service
and in a very worthy cause.
President Wilson, upon the recom
mendation of Governor Manning,
has appointed Mr. J. L. Mims, Mr.
W. B. Cogbnru and Dr. R. A.
Marsh members of the local board
to serve in the further execution of
the act or* congress to provide an
.army under a system of selective
Mr. B. R. Tillman, Jr., was in
Edgefield Saturday and stated to
the Advertiser's representative that
Senator Tillman was cured by the
treatment of his arm in the Sanita
rium in Atlanta and has returned to
his duties in Washington, where he
will stand by the president to the
Edgefield county has made a splen
did record in its contribution to the
Red Cro?s fund. Although'the sum
of only ?3,000 was asked of Edge
field county, the magnificent sum of
$4,474.67 has been contributed in
cash and pledges. The old county
exceeded the amount asked by near
ly 50 per cent.
Mr. S. T. Williams was in town
Monday. He had the good judg
ment or the good fortune, probably
both, to hold to his cotton. He
sold a lot last week for upward of
25 cents and still has more than 100
bales on hand. There is but one
thing lacking with Mr. Williams,
and that is some one to enjoy his
prosperity with him.
Mr. C. H. B. Williams announces
this week that he is a candidate for
re election to the position of public
cotton weigher. Mr Williams bas fill
ed this responsible position for the
past two seasons to the satisfaction
of the sellers and buyers of the
staple and it will give many of his
friends pleasure to vote for him
Mr. Joseph Brunson came up
from Aiken Monday to spend this
week with his brothers at Cleora^
wading, fishing, boating, swimming,-'
fighiing mosquitoes and swapping
yarns. There is no pleasure for
Mr. Brunson comparable to that of
spending a week on Turkey Creek
amid the scenes of his boyhood
days. And it is needless to add
tbat he always receives a most af
fectionate greeting from his Edge
field and Cleora friends.
A few of the Comfort Bags and
Pillow-cases for the W. C. T. IT.
have not yet come in. Please bring
them Monday afternoon to the
meeting at the home of Mrs. J. L.
Mi ms. _'
Miss Margaret May is hostess
this week for a delightful house
party, ber guests being Miss Mary
Brown of Greenville, Ansel Drake,
Misses Sophie, and Lula Drake of
Bennettsville and Miss Rosada Tal
bert of Parksville.
A delightful and inspiring occa
sion was that of the Veteran's pic
nic given by the Mary Ann Buie
Chapter D. of C. at the hospitable
and spacious home of Mrs. Martha
Edwards, and which it was our
pleasure to attend. Mrs. Edwards
was a very gracious hostess, and
the daughters served a sumptuous
dinner under the massive oaks.
Mrs. J. H. White at this meeting
retired from the offie of chapter
president, after 21 years of service,
Mrs. M. T. Turner becoming the
regent for the next year.
To the Theatre-Going Public.
Mr. Hampey Hugh Smith and
Mr. Frank Lyon, two young men
of the ^ity, announce that they have
taken over the management of the
Opera House and will resume the
operation of a Moving Picture
theatre therein, on the same nights
as heretofore, Tuesday, Friday
and Saturday nights. In order to
furnish the theatre-going public of
Edgefield the very best pictures ob
tainable, as are their intentions,
they find that it will be necessary to
charge 15 cents admission to one
Give these young men your co
operation and patronage in their en
deavor to provide Edgefield with
Where Shall the Fight be Made?
Rev. Dr. John Kelman, former
rector ot St. George Episcopal
Church in Edinburgh, and later in
the British service cn the firing
line in Flanders, while visiting At
lanta last week delivered an address
on the war situation. Referring to
this, the Atlanta Constitution says:
That Germany had set before her
the plan, conceived by her leaders
years ago, to conquor first France,
then England and after that Ameri
ca, was confidently asserted by Dr.
John Kelman, the famous English
preacher, formerly rector of St.
George's Episcopal Church in Edin
burgh and later in the British serv
ice on the firing line in Flanders, in
a speech made yesterday afternoon
to an audience of between four and
five thousand at the Auditorium.
Rarely has a visitor in Atlanta
been received by a larger or more
enthusiastic audience, and while the
speaker was late *in reaching the
Auditorium and kept the crowd for
an hour, not a man left while he
told Atlantans of what he had seen
on the battle front and the causes
that were actuating the United
Stales, as well as England, in the
Dr. Kelman said that flags had
been captured sometime ago by the
British from the German trenches
bealing the inscription: "This
year, Paris; next year, London; the
year after, America." That was
long before the United States de
clared war against Germany.
"You have your choice in the
war with Germany whether you will
fight them on the other side of the
Atlai.tic or on this side," declared
Dr. Kelman. 1 Otherwise you have
While the statements made by
Dr. Kelman may be new to some
people in this country, we cannot
understand how anyone could have
studied the course of Germany dur
ing the last few years, even before
the war, and then from the day the
war began, without fully realizing
that that country had definitely de
termined to conquor the United
States, and that all its plans were
made with that in view.
Dr. Kelman's statement that un
less we whip Germany on the other
side we shall have to right Germany
on this side is unquestionably true;
and if we should have to fight
Germany on this side we would have
to endure the horrors of the kind of
warfare which Germany has made
upon Belgium and France-hoiro?s
which are beyond anything which
*the human mind had ever conceived
The Briscoe Cars.
Attention is directed to the ad
vertisement this week of Mr. H.
E. Quarles of Cold Sping who an
nounces that he has the agency for
Briscoe automobiles for Aiken, Mc
Cormick and Edgefield counties.
The Briscoe is a new car for this
section but is not new in many sec
tions of South Carolina. Those who
know this car say there is nothing
better on the market for the money.
In fact, they are as well equipped as
some cars that sell for from ?100
to ??150 more than they do. If you
contemplate purchasing a car, com
nicate with Mr. Quarles and he
will take pleasure in giving you a
demonstration. Whatever Ernest
(?naries says about a car, or any
thing else, can be accepted at one
hundred cents on the dollar, being
absolutely trustworthy and reliable'
Claims Trenton Bride.
Cupid does not always announce
his plans but, as coming events cast
their shadows before them, an
eager and alert public can always
be almost certain that love affairs
are nearing a consummation. For
that reason the marriage of Mr.
Manly Dobson and Miss Elee
Swearingen, while unannounced in
advance, yet it was not altogether
a surprise. Sunday evening about
eight o'clock Mr. Dobson, an Edge
field young man who has a host of
admiring friends, and Miss "Swear
ingen, the widely beloved daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Swearin
gen, went to the Baptist parsonage
at Trenton and were married bj'
Rev. Joseph A. Gaines. Edgefield
extends a warm welcome to this
daughter of Trenton who is a rep
resentative of oue of Edgefield
county's oldest families, and The
Advertiser extends hearty congrat
ulations to Mr. and Mrs. Manly
We are selling now our White
Canvas Oxfords at a reduced price,
as we have a very heavy stock on
Mukashy Bargain House.
HAIL: Protection against Hail
damage to crops can now be had by
a policy in the HARTFORD FIRE
INSURANCE CO., through E.
J. Norris Agent. See or phone Mr.
Civic League Board of Directors
At a well attended meeting of th
Civic League Monday afternooi
June 18th, at the home of Mrs. R. C
Shannonhouse, the following Boar
of Directors were elected for th
coming club year:
Pres., Miss June Rainsford.
Vice-Pres., Mrs. B. E. Nicholson.
Sec., Mrs. C. J. Dennis.
Treas., Mrs. P. M. Feltham.
Chairman Cemetery Com., Mrs. 1
Chairman City Beautiful Com
Miss Annie DeLoach.
Chairman Membership Com., Mis
Chairman Finance Com., Mrs. W
Chairman Sanitation Com.., Mn
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Chairman Social Service Com.
Miss Virginia Addison.
Chairman Law Enforcement Com.
Mrs. J. G. Edwards.
Chairman Publicity Com., Mrs
Chairman Junior Civic League
Miss Hortense Padgett.
The personnel of the Civic Leagu?
is divided, into eight committees
each committee headed by a chair
man. The committees ars publishec
below, and it is hoped that each mern
bed will give her best time anc
thought to the work especially as
signed to her. Each chairman wil
call a meeting of her individual com
mittee before the next meeting, Julj
the 16th, that the work for the yeal
may be mapped out and reported
Let us give our chairmen our hearti
Cemetery Com.-Mrs. T. H. Rains
ford, chairman; Mrs. A. E. Padgett,
Mrs. C. E. May, Miss Jennie Pattison,
Miss Lillian Smith, Mrs. R. A. Marsh,
Mrs. R. L. Dunovant, Mrs. O. B. An
derson, Mrs. Augustus White.
City Beautiful Com.-Miss Annie
DeLoach, chairman; Mrs. W. S. Ad
ams, Mrs. Israel Mukashy, Mrs. A.
L. Gunter, Mrs. H. H. Sanders, Mrs.
J. G. Holland, Mrs. J. W. DeVore,
Mrs. Kate Lynch, Miss Sophie Mims,
Miss Kate Samuel, Mrs. M. A. Taylor.
Membership Com.-Miss Virginia
Simkins, chairman; Miss Annie Bee,
Miss Ruth Tompkins, Mrs. C. J. Den
nis, Miss Charlotte Strother, Mrs. W.
C. Tompkins, Mrs. D. B. Hollings
Finance Com.-Mrs. W. E. Lott,
chairman; Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou, Mrs. Lovic Smith,
Mrs. E. P. Jones, Mrs. J. H. Nichol
son, Mrs. J. S. Byrd, Mrs. Earle Cog
burn, Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.
Sanitation Com.-Mrs. R. G.
Shannonhouse, chairman; Mrs. M. N.
Tillman,' Miss Ethel DeLoach, Mrs. J.
H. Tompkins, Mrs. W. S. Cogburn,
Mrs. Milton Jones, Mrs. W. F. McMur
rain, Mrs. S. M. Smith, Miss Fannie
Social Service Com.-Miss Virgin
ia Addison, chairman; Mrs. P. M. Fel
tham, Miss Sophie Dobson, Mrs. L. T.
May, Mrs. J. W. Peak, Miss Ruth
Law Enforcement Com.-Mrs. J.
G. Edwards, chairman; Mrs. J. L.
Mims, Mrs. J. H. Cantelou, Mrs. E.
A. Smith, Mrs. J. C. Sheppard, Mrs.
L. S. Kernaghan.
Publicity Com.-Mrs. Kate W.
Cheatham. chairman; Mrs. T. J. Lyon.
Junior Civic League Com.-Miss
Hortense Padgett, chairman; Miss
Gladys Rives, Miss Katherine Mims.
Miss Sophie Dobson, an ardent
member of the Civic League, has just
had a portion of her land, commonly
known as the "Gypsy Camp," posted.
For years this place has been the
common dumping ground for old pa
pers and tin cans, marring thc beauty
of one of our most picturesque drive
ways. At an early date the Civic
League wagon will remove the un
sightly trash, and it is hoped that
this civic pride of Miss Dobson's will
inspire others to refuse to allow their
land to be common dumping places,
especially on the side of the public
highways. Let us, as**a community,
cultivate a love for the aesthetic,
thereby enriching our lives and the
lives of others. Commitment to the
common good is the natural and im
perious lav/ of community life no
less than of individual life.
The Civic League wagon will col
lect tin cans and rubbish on Friday,
Saturday, and the first of next week.
There are some homes that do not pos
sess facilities for removing the house
hold refuse, and in order to facilitate
this work, home keepers who desire
to be served are requested to phone
No. 44, Miss June Rainsford, before
these dates. This is the time when
we should guard our community from
the mosquito peril. It is the earnest
desire of the League that the health
of the community be conserved
through having cleanly premises.
Give us your interest and co-opera
Mrs. P. M. Feltham, the capable
treasurer of the Civic League, at the
request of the Board of Directors,
last week handed Mr. J. H. Allen,
of the Red Cross Committee of this
county, a check for $25.00 as our
"bit" for this noble cause.
MRS. B. LOVICK MIMS.
ODE TO A VANISHED RACE.
You have asked an ode from me
Of the race once bold and free,
Who these woodland dells invaded,
And with hunting dress paraded
'Neath the eye of admiration
Of the maids cf Indian nation,
'Neath the eye of envious red-man
Not so strong and brave as he.
Vanished race! Ye noble band!
When your queens, musiques and
Piaced their mark to deeds of land,
Knew ye that your doom was sealed?
That no more a red-skinned band
Would be tillers ox your field?
Vanished race! Who erstwhile trod
O'er these valleys and these plains,
Warriors, hunters, only God
Knows whence came these strong
To what country they should yield
Fealty which was rightful due.
High cheek bones and copper faces,
Unknown to European races,
Lineaments forgot or known not,
By our present generation,
Soon will pass oblivions station,
Relegated to the past.
Know ye of their tented houses,
Wigwams made of skins and bark?
Of their hollowed out canoes,
Of their journeys in the dark,
How they trod the forest wild,
Tamed each creature, knew each
Loved all things, as Nature's child,
Before Nature, suppliant?
Swift of foot and straight of form,
Warriors bold; avengers strong,
Of whate'er appealed to them
As of treachery and wrong.
Hence the Euchees, once so mild
Vengeance wreaked for shattered
All about us lies the country,
That was confiscate to greed
By the white man of the east;
And this creek near which we stand,
Look you at its beauties, need
Wc return to ages past .
To recount unto our children
Graces of this streamlet clear?
Dark reeds edged the outer margin,
Long and broad each emerald leaf,
And amongst them, rising stately,
Long canes weave and interweave.
Bending low to catch the perfume
Of the violet and the moss,
Are green willows set in hollows
Their long leaflets all agloss.
Ferns throw up their fronds so per
See that dainty maidenhair;
Scarce you know if 'tis a fern leaf
Or a spider web set there.
And the pale leaved wild geranium,
With its lining of dark red,
Bringing just a hint of autumn
Ere the April days have fled.
Cool the branches wave above it,
Long leaved pine and water-oak,
Casting shadows long and dreamy
'Cross the dancing purling brook.
See that Indian maiden waiting,
Listening long to catch the sound
Of her warrior lover coming
'Cross the ford, with eager bound.
See he brings beads and baubles
From the white man's trading post,
Which he got from peltry traffic,
Counting not the heavy cost.
He comes o'er the Keowee Trail,
Cut in seventeen-seventeen,
For the Cherokees convenience,
Travelling from dawn till e'en
From their towns (by trading posts)
To the city by the sea,
Where lived French and English
Cool the grasses wave their branches,
Cool the water lilies blow,
And the maiden idly launches
Flower leaves on the rill below.
Swift the maiden casts her flowers,
Glancing ever and anon
At her lover, coming nearer,
But so slowly coming on.
Soft he comes, far softer singing,
Of the maiden standing there;
Soft he carols, love notes bringing
Sweetest knowledge unto her.
He has clasped to her his bosom,
Flung his baubles at her feet,
Hand in hand to the creek side
To the meadow hasten fleet,
Where this view enwraps their
Makes them linger long and hope
That their days may be ennobled,
As with life they try to cope.
There are cowslips in the meadow,
There are partridge in the clover,
Young timothy and bluegrass,
Mongst which are mottled plover,
While buds of pinkish primrose
With yellow tinted over
Make for the pretty rabbits,
A lovely, dainty cover.
Here comes Mrs. Skylark
With her brilliant lover,
She sings her sweetest love song
For that gay young rover.
Mrs. Thrush, upon a bough,
Sings brightest carols ever
While mocking-bird and nightingale
Are still a moment, never. ?
Little squirrels perching there
Upon the tree tops hover;
Rainfrogs keep their cheerful cheep,
While evening spreads the cover.
Meadow lark upon the ground
Seeks out a bed of clover,
And makes a pretty little nest
To rear her brood, her lover
Sings on a low bowed bush a near
But leave her side? No never.
Upon the leafy branches which
O'er cast the drowsy river,
The other birds find charming homes
On trees, whose branches quiver
Whene'er a breath of wind comes
From mongst its airy cover.
The lowly violet hides its head
But peeps out at her lover,
Forget-me-not with eyes of blue,
And all the grasses shiver.
Marsh mallow finds a lowly bed
Nearby the lazy river,
While daisies brown and white are
Enmixed among the clover.
These Indians found that channing
With dew drops glistening over
Each lovely petalled blossom there,
And sunshine sparkling ever.
No more our fancy hovers round
This vanished race, these lovers,
Nature's true children, kindred
To birds and flowers and clovers.
Look around you, oh, my daugh
See the beauty all about you,
And remember our ancestors
Pledged this land here, as your due,
Wrested it from Indian warrior,
Paid for it with blood and life;
But the Indian is remembered,
And our books with tales are rife
Of the prowess of the hunters,
Of the beauty of the maids.
So 'tis fit that we, the children
Of the stronger, alien race,
Should mark the paths the Indian
E're our fathers took their place,
Should tell to ages yet unborn
The his'try of this vanished race,
Who lived and loved, and fought and
Found the "great Spirit," in His
Left a rich fragrance lingring round,
Of beauty, romance, and undying;
Children of Nature, noble, kind and
MRS. AGATHA A. WOODSON.
Baptist S. S. Convention.
Programme of the Baptist Sun
day school convention at Bethany
church on the 18th and 19th of
10:00 A. M.-Devotional exer
cises by the moderator, J. D.
Roll call ot Sunday schools.
Address of welcome, by B. P.
Talbert. Response by A. S. Tomp
Election of officers.
Report from Sunday schools.
Appointment of committees.
Query: Is a Graded School a
Success? W. b. Cogburn.
Is it Necessary for Effectiv
Work in the Sunday Schcol? Dr
E. P. Jones.
Adjournment for dinner.
Query: Is it advisable for the
Collection of the Sunday Sohools to
go to Benevolence and the Church
Tax Support the Sunday School
Financially? J. D. Hughey, Rev.
W. R. Smith.
Denominational Literature, Rev.
P. B. Lanham, Rev. J. A. Gaines.
THURSDAY MORNING, 10:00 A. M.
Devotional exercises, Rev. W. R.
General discussion of Sunday
school work, Rev. T. J. Watts,
The Attitude of the Sunday School
to the World-Wide Crisis. Rev.
C. G. Wells and Rev. H. B. White.
Adjournment for dinner.
The Sunday School as an Evan
gelistic Force. Revs. J. F, Warren,
W . J. Gaines.
J. D. Hughey, Chairman,
Dr. E. P. Jones,
Rev. P. B. Lanham,
A. S. Tompkins,
W. B. Cogburn,
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for ^-election to th e
position of public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and pledge
myself, if elected, to the same faith
ful discharge of duty in the future
as I have endeavored in the past.
C. H. B. Williams.