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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 4,1917 NO. 18
Additional Levy Voted For
School Purposes. Mr.
Joseph Cox Married.
Civic League Met.
A election for a one mill tax for
school purposes was held last week,
this resulting in three to one in
favor of taz.
Messrs. W. P. Tonce and Walter
Derrick attended the Banker's As
sociation held at Clemson College
last week, making the trip in the
Mr. and Mrs. J. W- Hardy and
Misses Elliot and Conya Hardy are
at home from Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
where they visited in the home of
Prof. Eric Hardy. The trip there
. was made in their touring car, and
they found the roads splendid go
ing? but haayy rains about tbe mid- j
die of the return journey made the |
roads not so good.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wriaht at
tended the- rnarriage of their son,
- Judge Joseph;. D. Cox, to Miss
Katherine Yeomans, at Henderson
ville, N. C., on last Wednesday,
which was ?-notable social event.
Miss Katherine Garlington of j
Newberry, bas bpen elected Musical
Director in the High School, being
an accomplished organist as well as j
Mrs. Hattie Bruce is at home
from a two weeks yisit in Atlanta.
Miss Lottie Bean has been elected
one of the teachers of the Harmony
Messrs. Goode and Walker Mob
ley are a!; home from a visit to
Mrs. Scott Warren and Misses
Pausey and Bertha Warren of
Florida are visiting in the home of
Major F. M. Warren.
A handsome little son and pretty
...little girl have come to brighten the
; home and lives of Mr. and Mrs.
\ Minas Walker.
MT. Carlie Cullen- of Detroit,
" Mich., lias been visiting relatives
. . : Misses . Bettie and Mary Waters,
and Mr.. and Mrs. Huiet Waters
f; havelr??n.Risking in the home of
V;V/i:^i-^7t^.*iiiiips at Springfield.
- M?0s::???oi?e-Strother of Walhalla
is the truest of her sister, Mrs. C.
"M?ss^EtlT?rCullum of Batesburg
has been visiting Miss Hallie White.
^'^^^MfsVmrSrTluiet has been quite
sick for a week or more.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer was quite ill
last weeky-but is now improving.
TKeXx^r)3LV.meeting of the Civic
Leatrue was held with Mrs. G. D.
Walker, the President, Mrs. S. J.
"RepoHSj^of...officers and comrait
... tees shov^?d|:all to be interested.
There waj^?^3.00 reoorted in the
treasury. It was decided to pur
chase 6 of the large metal garbage
cans, 1 to be placed at Post Office,
one uu schopl campus and the
others on M?Tn St. More cans will
be purcha/ed when the treasury per
Th?'matter gf the drinking fount
was^akeii^fp, $500 for this pur
pose having been given the town in
the wiUSof Capt. Johnston's
daughter, tbe town having been
named; for the former. The advis
ory cchaajnittee will have further
c&arge^ofth*, matter, and the plac
ing of tTie-^ujcet.
?It was decided to ask the council
to\pass a '"chicken law" similar to
tba, stock law.
Op July 10, the League will pay
25 c?nits per 100 for all empty cann,
these H'iu? about hold rain water |
and ca?se mosquitors. The child
ren are interested and will no doubt
bring in a large^collection.
The League has much literature
on hand concerning Tuburculosis
and ?this will be mailed out, and
J A soiB-ff of/k turned over to the color
, ed p?oplja. This literature was se
p( j1'cVred .t?d. tibe occasion of the visit
of Miss Sumner, a State lecturer.
.1U V M?S^?. A.' Dobey and children
s+ a^bpoie --f rom a visit to Mrs.
OSli;A patriotic parade was held here
on lastT Thursday afternoon, this
fd i ib?ing v?n?qguiated by the town and
others that were interested. The
parade was headed by a float, this
beinir made up of the First Aid
class^of^th^, JJ. D. C. All were
dresi?^ a^J&ed Cross Nurses, and
it w^yeryi'?ffective. The children
in the parade were the "L, T. L's."
^C?nlTn???d on Fifth Page.)
Forty-Third Annual Session of
The State Press Associa
tion Held at Beau
fort Last Week.
What, in many respects, was the
best meeting: of the South Carolina
Press Association which bas been
held in a lon? while was held in the
historic and beautiful little city of
Beaufort last week. For numerous
reasons this water-bound city is an
ideal place for holding: such a gath
ering. As most of the newspaper
folk who attended were from the
red hills of the Piedmont or the
table lands of the Pee Dee, gather
ing in this typical low-country
town afforded an altogether new
and very pleasing environment, en
abling the scribes and scribblers to
completely relax, as well as regale
themselves upon the 6ver changing
panorama which greeted the eye in
the bewildering maze of entertain
ment which proved to be a succes
sion of climaxes. The progressive
Beaufort folK are accustomed to
doing big things and especially are
they versed in the art of entertain
ment. We had heard of their
hospitality, but the half had not
been told. No, not the tenth part.
The Press party were not allowed
to approach within fifty miles of
the city limits without being given
a foretaste of Beaufort's thoughtful
ness and kindly hospitality. Soon
after our special coaches left Allen
dale, 55 miles up-State from Beau
fort, a committee of ladies and
gentlemen deluged us with cold
drinks and bombarded us with sand
wiches, block ice cream and cake.
And it is needless to add that after
an all-day journey, especially a June
day, these creature comforts "filled
a long felt want." Not only were
these refreshments the best that any
market could afford, but they were
served so bountifully, so beautifully,
ing said somewhere that vvThere is an
emauation from the heart in genuine
hospitality which cannot be describ
ed but is immediately felt, and puts
a stranger at once at his ease." So
it is with the Beaufort brand of
hospitality. Upon reaching our
destination enough automobiles to
transport a regiment were waiting
at the station and we were whisked
away to the homes that stood with
open doors to receive UP.
The first business session of the
I newspaper men was held in the
court house Thursday morning.
The address of welcome was deliver
ed by Mayor Charles A. Danner
and the response was made by Mr.
Harry L. Watson of the Greenwood
Index. After reports of committees
were heard and routine business
disposed of Mrs. Annie I. Rembert,
the field agent of the State Board
of Health, gave a very interesting
report of what has been accomplish
ed in stamping out tuberculosis.
Thursday evening another ses
sion was held at which Mr. D. R.
Coker was to have been the prin
cipal speaker but he was prevented
from attending by the extreme ill
ness of his father, Mr. J. L. Coker.
Mr. W. W. Smoak, editor of the
Walterboro Press and Standard and
president of the Southern Carolina
association, in a very effective ad
dress told of what this one-year old
organization has accomplished for
the four counties, Himpton, Colle
ton Jasper, and Beaufort, that com
pose the association. There were
several interesting but informal
talks by members of tho Press asso
ciation. The climax in the form of
entertainment for the evening was
the rendition of the "Negro Ser
mon" by Mr. Fred H. Christensen.
The final business session was
held Friday morning when matters
of importance, such as the handling
of foreign advertising and the news
print paper situation, were discuss
ed. Mrs. Walter E. Duncan of
Aiken, chairman of the educational
committee of the Women's Federa
tion of Clubs, addressed the associa
tion, her theme being "Illiteracy
in South Carolina." Mrs. Duncan
is a very brilliant woman and her
address was very effective. The
session closed with the election of
the following officers for the ensu
J. L. Mims, president; A. B.
Jordan of Dillon, first vice-presi
dent; Hubert Osteen of Sumter,
second vice-president; Joe Sparks
(Continued on Foutth Page.)
Red Cross El
A Gorgeous Pageant, in \*
persons will take part, wil
Friday afternoon, beginnin
in this worthy cause.
Admission: Adults, 35c;
Mrs. Walter McDonald Assist
ant House Messenger.
Quite an unusual incident in legis
lative organization grows out of the
resolution offered by representative
Wm. H. Barwell, of Sparta, under
which Mrs. Josephine McDonald
has been designated assistant mes
senger of the house with the same;
remuneration as the messenger, is
accorded the privileges of the floor,
and was accorded the privilege of
selecting seats in the house for her
self and her husband, Represent
ative Walter R. McDonald of
Augusta, who is blind. The dis
tinction conferred upon Mrs.
McDonald is exceptional in several
respects. Other women have been
accorded the privileges of the floor,
but none has ever been officially
seated among the membership, and
Mrs. McDonald is the first woman
ever to be recorded in the official
records of the state as having been
made an official of the Georgia
house of representatives.-Augusta
"Crowning of the Nations." I
Friday afternoon or evening, be
ginning at seven o'clock, the ladies
of Trenton will give a gorgeous
pageant in the interest of the Red
Cross Society. There will be about
150- persons who will pardciv -
making this entertainment the most I
elaborate ever before presented in
this part of the State. It will be
held on the lawn directly across the
street from the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Mathis. All of the
nations will be represented by young
ladies, each attired in the costume
of some particular nation. Greece
will be represented by half a dozen
Edgefield young ladies clad in
Grecian costume who will grace
fully dance the Grecian dances.
Japan will be represented by a bevy
of Johnston's most beautiful young
ladies, all clad a la Jap. Liberty
and Democracy will also be repre
sented and Mr. Julius Vann will
have the honor of personating
President Wilson. "Dixie" will
also have a place in the' picture.
Capt. Gaines will command a squad
of soldiers, patriotic young ladies,
who are now being drilled daily
for the pageant.
The Trenton ladies are preparing
the greatest treat ever before wit
nessed by the people of this sec
tion. Notwithstanding the fact
that it will be a dozen entertain
ments in one, only a small sum, 35
cents for adults and 25 cents for
children, will be charged for admis
sion to the stadium, and as many
I should assemble to witness the pag
eant Friday afternoon as used to
gather to witness the Olympian
games of ye olden days.
Last, but not least, a brass band
will be on hand to enliven the oc
casion with patriotic mush*-. Let
all of Edgefield county be present
on thia occasion to swell the sum
that the patriotic ladies of Trenton
are endeavoring to raise.
Children's Chapter to Meet.
The Bald Eagle Chapter, children of
the Confederacy, will hold their reg
ular monthly meeting at the home of
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou, Friday after
noon at 4:30 o'clock. All members
who can sew or knit are asked to
come prepared to work. Bring any
old material you are able to secure
to make hospital handkerchiefs and
old linen for hospital napkins. All
the young girls in town who do not
belong to other detachments for
Red Cross service are invited to
join the Bald Eagle detachment.
The children had a very attractive
window at Turner's store which I
hope every one has seen, and that
they will receive all the encourage
ment which Edgefield knows so well
how to give.
of the Nations"
rhich one hundred and fifty
1 be presented at Trenton
g at seven o'clock. Help
Pure Water on the Farm,
A pure and wholesome supply of
water is necessary on every farm,
and yet we see time after time
farmers riding around, while at
home the wells are unprotected, and
the dish water from the kitchen is
thrown out the back door right at
the well. The rain water from the
lots often soaks down into the
ground near the wells. Sucha con
dition cannot be but dangerous to
the health of the farmer and his
ff.mily. When typhoid fever or
dysentery breaks out iu the family
the farmer wonders where his child
ren or perhaps his wife got the dis
ease from. All that will be neces
sary will be for him to take a look
at his supply of drinking water to
see where the trouble lies.
Steps should bi taken at once to
fi-x the wells and sources of water
so that there will be as little danger
of infection as possible. The wells
should be lined carefully, so that
there will be no danger of surface
water soaking through the soil and
getting into the well. If possible
the whole lining should be tight,
and extend two or three feet above
the level of the surface in order thai
no surface water and slops should
b.e carried away from the house,
preferably far enough away, and
/.lown on the slope of the hill, so
..la:- lhere will be no danger pf its
seeping down into the well.
It is an all too common practice
to throw tbe dish water right out
the back door near the well, where
it can soak down into the drinking
water. Often the rain water from
the lot runs near the well, if the
well happens not to be in the lot.
and thus another source of infection
increases the danger. Animal dis
eases as hog cholera, distemper,
glanders, and anthrax are carried
by water also, and where the drink
ing water for the stock is allowed
to become infected from water from
the lots the disease is liable to be
spread among other animals.
There is no one investment which
a farmer can possibly make which
will pay more, both in money re
turns, but in good health as well,
than that of spending enough money
on his water supply to make it ae
nearly as possible absolutely free
from any source of infecion what
Using Your Time.
>Time is only a measure of ambi
tion. The allotted expectancy of
life is three score and ten years.
This is a period, a space; and in
this sense all men are equal. Yet
how different is the value of this
allotted tinie to different men.
Successful men use time for what
it is worth; the failures place no
commercial value on time. Success
ful men divide their time so that
every hour brings them returns.
Business, recreation, rest and educa
tion, each bas its certain time and
that time is used for that particular
To such men time is money, for
money is the logical return for the
use of time properly expended.
Not a minute is wasted. The time
devoted to recreation, rest and edu
cation is valued because it makes
men physically and mentally .able
to get the most out of the time
strictly devoted to business.
.The man who gives all of his
time to business is a failure because
his health won't stand it, and when
health is lost time is .of no com
mercial value. So the expression
time is money" does not mean that
every minute should be given to
business, bmt that the time given to
business will bring more money be
cause of the added efficiency possess
ed by the man who sensibly divides
his time between business, recrea
tion, rest and education. To such
men all time is money.-Exohange.
Government Makes Announce
ment of Second Training
to Become Officer.
Those who desire to attend the
Second Officer's Training Campe
had better submit their applications
without delay, as no applications
received after July 15 will be con
sidered. Successful applicants will
receive transportation from the
Government, and during the camp
wUl also receive their uniform, sub
sis'ence and ?100.00 per month.
The camp lasts three months.
All who desire to become candi
dates will appb on the official ap
plication blanks which may be ob
tained by writing a letter or postal
card to the Examining Officer, Sec
ond Training Camps, The Citadel,
Charleston, ^ S. C. Information
concerning these camps can be ob
tained from the same office. Men
certified as acceptable for the first
series of camps (the camps now in
operation) must in all cases renew
A member of the National Guard
in Federal service may apply thru
channels and, if accepted, will be
part of his state quota. While in
the training camp he will be on de
tached service from his National
There is no limitation as to the
number of enlisted men of the
National Guard that are eligible,
and their applications will be treat
ed ?D the same manner as those of
civilians. National Guard officers
whether or not in the Federal serv
ice, are eligible to apply for admis
sion to the camps.
It is expected that the entire
National Guard will be in Federal
service before these training camps
open. If the applicant's organiza
tion is not in Federal service at the
time of making application, he must
enclose with his application a sign
ed statement of the Adjutaut Gen
eral of the State-recommend in# the
applicant as suitable for appoint
ment as an officer and agreeing to
discharge him, or furlough him for
three months beginning August 27,
1917, if not in Federal service on
Employees of the United States
must enclose the signed recommend
ation and consent of their chiefs.
Shortly after July 15 the Exam
I iniug officer will visit various points
to be announced in the State. Ap
j pliers selected for personal and
physjb? examination will be notifi
ed to appear before the Regular
Army Examiner in person at a con
venient point for inquiry into his
record, capacity, leadership, and
qualifications in general, also for
farther physical examination if
deemed necessary by the Examiner.
Atter the personal and physical
examinations are completed on Aug.,
10, the accepted applicants will be
notified when and where to go for
the training course.
Accepted applicants, unless they
are reserve officers or members of
the Regular Army ^or National
Guard in Federal service, will be
required to enlist for a period of
three months, under section 54,
National Defense Act, and will
agree to accept such commissiou. in
the army of the United States as
may be tendered by the Secretary
of War. The enlistment obligates
one to serve in the training camp
Men will be classified and recom
mended for commissions on the
basis of their qualifications as
demonstrated during the training.
Those eligible uuder the officer's
Reserve Corps age limits (up io 32
for second lieutenant, 36 for first
lieutenant, 40 for captain, and 45
for major), will be commissioned
for five years in the Reserve Corps.
However, these age limits will not
govern all appointments because
under the Draft Act of May 18,
1917, these age limits do not apply
to appointments for the war only.
Accordingly, men qualified for com
missions (except for the Reserve
Corps age limits) will be commis
sioned in the National Army for
the war. In other words n m?n of
40 may be commissioned a second
lieutenant in this manner if recom
mended for that grade.
For the first month the course
will be uniform for all, with the
purpose of giving instruction in the
duties common to all arms. At the
end of a month the men will be di
Field Crops and Gardens Have
Suffered From Drought
Many 3 Visitors Come
News ha? escaped rae this week.
I have not been anywhere, except
to Augusta last Saturday. While
I wa? in North Augusta they had a '
grand rain just what we are need
ing so bad. We have had only
one or two slight spinkles for moro
than four weeks and everything is
drying up. Gardens have faired
dreadfully. Tomatoes have dry
rot and so have Irish potatoes.,
Beans and cabbage shedding Iea> .
and bean blooms- Okra shrivele<:;
and so have cucumbers and squash. 1
Peaches and pecans and apples ard
loosing their fruit, so is collo:
shedding. Corn curled, grass look-,
as though it were burnt ovei
We hoar of fine rains above abor. ,
three or four railes from us and
clouds but they do not give us
season. If it were not for the ni(
breeze our people would not be ab ?
to plow, it is so dry and hot.
Mr. Edward Bunch and bia
mother left for Charleston Suu<
morning at six o'clock, after a turi
days visit to Mrs Sallie Bunch. M
Edward hopes to get his same pla .
at the Navy yard back again.
Mrs. Walter Bunch expects co
leave in a few days for Spartanburg,
where she will spend the rest of the
Mrs. E. L. Fouche was elected
as teacher for the Cemetery HilL
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Adams went
on a flying trip to Augusta from.
McCormick and back on Monday.
Also Mr. Lidie Dorn and couem
visited Augusta Monday.
Mrs. Julia Townes spent last
week in Aiken with Mr. and Mrs. ,
-* 1 r - fr
Commencing next Sunday morn
ing Rev. A. L. Gunter will conduct
a revival meeting in the Methodist
church. Monday Rev. B. R. Tur
nipseed, pastor of the Main Street
Methodist church in Columbia, will
arrive to assist in the meeting. If
we are not mistaken, Mr. TnrniD
seed bas preached in Edgefield be
fore and made a very favorable im
pression upon our people. The re
vival services will continue for a .
week or ten days. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
vided, according to qualifications
and needs of service, into Infantry,
Cavalry, Field and Coast Artillery
for special instruction in their ^
respective branches during the last
Candidates for Cavalry commis
sions will be equipped and trained
dismounted for service as Infantry.
Since the special object of these
camps is to train a body of men fit
ted to fill the more responsible posi
tions of command in the new arm
ies, every effort will be made to
select men of exceptional character
and proved ability iu their various
occupations. While it is desired
to give full opportunity for all eligi
ble citizens to apply, no man need
make application whose record is
not in all .respects above reproach
and who does not possess the funda
mental characteristics necessary to
inspire respect and confidence.
Letters of recommendation are
not wanted and if submitted will be
promptly returned. Each applicant .
must be examined physically at his
own expense by a reputable physi
cian, who will fill out the physical
report form on the back of the offic
ial application blank- This prelim
inary examination is subject to re
view and the Examining Officer
may require other examination.
Men who submitted examinatioris
on the army blank for the first
series of camps, may submit these
in lieu of the new examination
blanks, which will be received up
to and including July 15. In
correct applications will be returned
to applicants for correction. Ap
plications so returned and not re
submitted so as to reach the exam
ining officer by July 15, will not be
considered. All applications receiv
ed after July 15 will be promptly
returned to the applicant.