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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1917
Good Meeting at Rocky Creek.
Delegates Elected to W.
M. U. Miss Dozier
Rev. W. S. Brooke closed a
splendid meeting at Rocky Creek
last week, their being eight ad
ditions to the church, and these will
be baptized ?t the next preaching
service. Rev. Brooke has a large
car and each day he would carry
those interested in the meeting.
There are several here whose church
membership used to be at Rocky
Delegates . from the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Baptist
church to the annual meeting at
Ward's, Aug., 22, will be Mesdames
G. G. Waters and A. P. Lewis;
alternates. Mesdames J. W. Hardy
and Lizzie Criro. Delegates from
the Y. W. A. will be Miss Marion
Mobley with Miss Minnie Jordan
Miss Sara Sawyer is at home
from a month's stay at the Baptist
hospital in Columbia and is much
Misses Ruth Harris of Deering,
Ga., and Connie Crouch of Trentou,
spent last week in tht home of Mrs.
P. N. Lott, and were the recipients
of many social pleasures.
Miss Sallie Dozier had as her
visitors last week. Misses Nell
Bailey and Miriam Coker of Colum
bia, and on Tuesday evening enter
tained beautifully for these two;
oth-.T guests of honor were Misses
Ruth Harris and Connie Crouch.
Japanese lanterns spread a soft
glow over the scene, and lighted up
the piazza where punch was enjoyed
from a bower of ferns.
Progressive conversation was a
delightful pastime, and sweet music
was had as the couples sat about in
cozy nooks chatting. A tempting
repast was served.
The above mentioned young
ladies were entertained with a
charming tea on Thursday evening
by Miss Edith Wright, and on Fri
day evening Miss Rachel Simmons
entertained them with a most
pleasant Rook party, four tables
Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman of
Newberry, is visiting in the home
of her niece, Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Mrs. C. D. Kenney is at home
from a visit to relatives in Lynch
Dr. Edward Latimer of Macon,
Ga., spent last week here with bis
mother, Mrs. L. C. Latimer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and
Marion are at home from Hender
sonville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Crouch and
Miss Annie Crouch have returned
from a visit to Mullins.
Mr. Huiet of Greenwood is spend
ing this week in the home of his
aunt, Mrs. Mary Waters.
Miss Mollie Waters will return
this week from a month's stay at
Hendersonville, N. C., with her
aunts, Misses Annie and Lizzie
Huiet, and also a visit to friends in
Mrs. D. W. Lott and Miss Win
ton Lott of North Augusta, were
visitors here last week.
Mrs. Joseph Cox has gone to
spend a month with her mother,
Mrs. Yeomans at Hendersonville,
N. C. She had been sick with
malarial fever, and her physician
advised the change.
Mrs. Walter Beckwith of Wayns
boro, Ga., is-^Tsiting her aunt, Mrs.
J. D. Bartley.
Mrs. M. E. Norris visited at the
home of her brother, Mr. Milton
Meyer, in Aiken.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hester have
returned to Columbia after a three
weeks stay in the home of Mr. J.
Misses Myrtis and Sue Smith
have been visiting friends at Lees
Miss Ella Jacobs has returned
from a visit to Mrs. George Gol
phin at Ninety-Six, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis are
happy over the arrival of a little
girl, who has been named for the
two grandmothers, Annie Lamar
Mrs. M. A. Huiet, teacher of the
first grade of the high school here,
has resigned as her recent illness
left her iu a weakened state, and her
physician advised her to resign.
Mrs. Huiet has been a Kindergarden
teacher for over 20 years, and was a
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Working at Augusta Conton
ment. Had Refreshing
Shower. Cotton Begin
ing to Open.
Everybody is talking "camp"
around here, and several have got
ten jobs out there from this neigh
borhood. Messrs. H. H. Scott, Jr.
Jud Scott, Fred Barker, and others
say they are going over to try for a
job. We have ridden over therp
twice, and my mel the men and
teams there are over there, and still
they want more. There is an im
mense amount of work to be done
to get ready for the troops. Some
one said as we were sitting near
some of the men: "Just hear the r's
rolling around among those men"
but that isn't anything to what it
will be when all those soldiers come
in. What are we to do when all
our yoting men are sent off? Why,
our country is sparcely settled with
white men now, and all are at home,
and when all those who have been j
drawn have to leave, we will be in :
a sad predicament-at the mercy of j
so many colored men-we hope
they will behave as well as their
forefathers did, during the Civil
War, and he!p those who are left
at home to make an honest living.
Mrs. Hugh Harrison and daugh
ter, Dorothy, have been spending a
week very delightfully in Trenton
with Misses Harrison, returned
Mrs. Julia Townes has been
spending several da\? in North
Augusta with her daughter, Mrs.
Will Walker. Mrs. Anderson from
Ninety-Six, Mrs. Town's sister has
also been with Mrs. Walker.
Mr. G. W. Medlock returned
home Saturday after a very enjoy
able visit to Edgefield.
Miss Lilla Bunch spent the day
Wednesday with Mrs. Philip Mar
ken while Mr. Herbert Bunch went
with Mr. Markert to the Shultz Hill
Messrs. Herbert and Harry Bunch
and Mis. Sallie Bunch, Miss Lilla
Bunch and Mrs. L. C. Baynon spent
a very pleasant evening Friday at
Mr. II. H. Scott's in Ncrth Augusta.
Mr. Harry Bunch and family en
joyed a mammoth watermelon Sun
day with Mr. Herbert that Mr.
Markert so generously gave him, as
his were a failure from crows aud
We Had a nice shower Tuesday
aud Wednesuay of last week, but
the corn is too far gone to do much
good. It has been so dry and hot
that it has parched up.
We have not had a good, soaking
season or rain since June 14, and
only 4 or five showers, so corn is a
Cotton is beginning to open.
Giu season and school days are
fast coming upon us, and the child
ren; some of them are glad, others
Mrs. Jas. R. Cantelou was hos
tess on Friday afternoon from 5:30
to 7 o'clock in honor of her sister-1
in-law, Mrs. J. A. Walker of Coch
ran Ga., who is her guest for 6ev-1
The afternoon was beautiful and
made it delightful for the many
guests to take the drive to this nos
pitable suburban home.
On the long veranda W2re placed
many comfortable chairs and the
guests were entertained on the out
side by the strains of lovely music
from the victrola and were served
fruit punch by two of Edgefield's
loveliest girls, Misses Nell Jones
and Elise Lake.
Mrs. Tillman and Nicholson
greeted the guests at the door and
in the receiving line in the parlor
with Mrs. Walker, were Mrs. J.R.
Cantelou. Mrs. J. H. Cantelou, and
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou.
In the dining room were Mrs. J.
W. Thurmond, Mrs. Brooks Mason
and Mrs. E. S. Rives, and serving
were Misses Bertha Hill, Ruth Cain,
Marjorie Tompkins. Mary Jones
and Annie and Justine Cantelou.
Nearly a hundred guests were
present and the whole afternoon
was a continual joy.
The refreshments were cherry
cream and cake.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
Thc worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00
Government Gives I
j Washington, Aug., 0.-Regu
tions under which men of the m
army will be called to the colo
beginning Sept., 1, were issued
night by Provost Marshal Genei
Crowder. They map out in del
the whole program to be follow
until every soldier of the selecti
draft army has been accepted by t
adjutant general of the training ca
tournent to which he is assigned.
Two hundred thousand of t
first 687,000 men will be called I
September 1 and forwarded to th(
camps before September 5. T
whole business of assembling tl
levies at entraining points, provi
ing them with shelter, food ai
transportation and giving the
their actual induction into milita:
lives is entrusted to the civilb
locai boards which selected the
for service. Until the men rea<
the camps, they will not be in coi
tact with uniformed officers.
The actual call for men will j;
in each case from the provost ma
shal general to the Stale adjutai
general, stating the number of rae
to bS supplied at a specific timi
Each local board will be prompt]
informed of its proportion in tl
call and the adjutant general wi
fix the date when men from h
State shall entrain for the camp
Immediately the local board wi
make out the list of men to till tL
call from the roll of accepted me
aud it will also fix the place of er
trainment and the exAct time of d<
Report to Board.
Orders to report to the men wi
be posted and also be sent them b
mail. They will be directed t
report to the local board at its heac
quarters not less than .twelve .hour
or more than twenty-four hours be
fore the time of departure for camr.
"From the time specified for re
porting to the local board for mili
tary duty," the regulations state
"each man in respect of whom no
tice to report has been posted o
mailed shall be in the military serv
ice of the United States "
Prior to the arrival of the men a
the board headquarters board mern
hers are instructed to make arrange
ments for their sleeping places ant
their meals- The boards will issu
tickets for accomodations to be re
deemed for cash later by a govern
ment disbursing officer. In thei
discretion, the boards may gran
permission for the men to re mail
at their homes.
Arrived at the board headquarter
at the hour fixed for reporting, tin
men will be drawn up, the roll call
ed and agents of the board wil
take them personally to their quart
ers, remaining with them until everj
arrangement for their comfort hai
been made. Emphatic instruction:
are given that the quility of fooc
furnished shall be good and th<
board is held liable for seeing tba
meals are adequate.
Retreat roll call at the boarc
headquarters, set for 5:30 p. m., or
the dav of reporting to the bjard.
will be the first military ceremony
the drafted men ? pass through
The board members are directed tc
be present in person and to impres!'
on the men the tact that disobedience
of orders is the gravest military
crime. The light hand baggage,
containing toilet articles and a
change of underclothing, which the
men are permitted to take with
them to camp, will be inspected by
the board and the lists of men sent
forward made out and copies of
original registration cards prepared.
More te Fill Vacancies.
For each district, five alternates
will be summoned to the board
headquarters in addition to the men
actually selected to fill the board
quota. They will be held at the as
sembling point until train time to
fill in vacancies should any men of
the levy fail to report.
Except for retreat roll call men
will be given town liberty un
til 45 minutes before train time.
The board will, during this inteival
select one man for the levy whom
he deems best qualified to command
and place him in charge of the party
for its trip. He will name a second
in command to aid him and the
other men will be told the orders of
i of Men Called
these two must be obeyed under
pain of military discipline.
The man in charge, of the party
will call the roll at the board head
quarters just before train time. He
will then line up the draft, and, ac
companied by the board members,
march them to the station to en
There final verification of the list
will be made and if any man of the
selected number is missing, an
alternate will be sent forward in his
It will be the duty of the com
mander of each party to see that
none of his men are left behind at
any station, that all are fed regular
ly and;that no liquor is furnished to
them en route. When within six
hours of the camp, he will file a
telegram to the camp adjutant
general notifying him of the time
of arrival. Immediately upon the
departure of the train, the local
board will send a similar message.
To Meet Emergencies.
Every precaution has been taken
to meet any emergency in advance.
Should train be delayed by accident
the commander of each party will i
have proper telegraph blanks to re
port the fact to the camp adjutant
general and ask instructions.
After the departure of the levy
for camp, the local boards will turn
to gathering up stragglers. If
there.is evidence of wilful violation
of orders the offender will be re
ported to the adjutant general of!
the army as a deserter and the local
police, will be asked to arrest him
on sight and turn him over to the
nearest army post for trial. Where
Lhere was no intention to desert,
however., and the missing man re
ipoit??^hi? own-will, thc 'buarft
will send him onto the camp with
an explanation and a recommenda
tion as to his degree of culpability.
Arrived at the camp, the party
will undergo final physical examin
ation by army doctors. If any are
rejected the local board will be noti
fied and an alternate sent forward in
each such case. The net quota of a
board will be regarded as tilled only
when the full number of men called
for have been finally accepted.
Provision is made also for a
strict accounting as to quotas be
tween the Federal government and
the adjutant's general in the first
instance and bel ween the adjutants
and the local boards in the second.
Reports to show the standing of
such accounts will be tiled every
ten days until every quota has been
Marks Epoch in History.
The reunion of the fighting men
of Lee, Longstreet and Jackson in
the capital city will mark epoch in
the nation's history. The coming
of the men in gray at this time of
preparation for great and uncertain
eventualities gives a new meaning
to patriotism, and will inspire the
youth of the land with that noble
spark of devotion and self-sacrifice
for which the Confederacy fought
and died. The length and breadth
of historic Pennsylvania Avenue re
sounded last night with the drum
beat of '(31 blended with the trum
pet calls of '17, Old Glory decorat
ed every gray uniform and was
carried aloft by hands that once
bore the "Stars and Bars.'' The
fierce "Rebel Yell" mellowed into
the Star Spangled Banner, and the
voices trembling with hardships of
the greatest domestic war of history
sang the praises of "My Own
I am overcome with delight and
satisfaction at the way every thing
is conducted. Washington certain
ly is giving a fine welcome to the
veterans of years ago, and at this
reunion in the capital city of this
great country of ours, I have been
deeply impressed with what my eyes
saw and my heart felt while there,
which made every beat of my heart,
and every throb of my pulse, and
every drop of blood that courses
through my veins take on new life,
and left me tinctured afresh with
renewed patriotism and courage.
In the name of God, we will set up
J. Russell Wright,
Seneca, S. C.
Teachers Should Use Appro
priste Illustrations. Black
board Needed For Illus
Prof. Lueco Hunter, state super
visor of rural schools, has just re
turned from a course of several
weeks instruction at Peabody Col
lege, Nashville, Tenn., and has giv
en out a statement concerning the
work of teachers that is timely and
should be attended with profitable
results, especially as schools are
soon to open. The following is the
statement of Mr. Gunter:
"During the past week a group
of from 30 to 50 men and women,
for the most part state and county
public school supervisors from the
several Southern States, have been
meeting daily with the members of
tba Peabody college faculty to dis
cuss in round table conference the
needs of the public schooh in the
Southern states and the supervisors1
relations to those needs. The topics
of discussion were suggested by the
supervisors and the members of the
Peabody faculty in whoso depart
ment a certain topic naturally fell,
consented to preside over the con
ference during the discussion of
"The whole of the past week was
given to the question of supervision
of country schools, this being a
question in which the supervisors
would have the greatest interest.
Dr. Chas. A. McMurry conducted
these conferences for the entire
"The first point that was settled
with reference to supervision was
that there is very little supervision
of ?dassroorn instruction in country
schools. The supervisory officers
of country schools from necessity
or from choice, give attention to the
physical conditions of the schools,
the organization, and in general the
business side of school admuribtra
tion, and little or no attention to
the actual teaching. With the
short visit that is paid to a school
by the county superintendent of
education, and frequently by a
county supervisor where such officer
exists. It was generally agreed
that hardly more than the details of
organization could be supervised.
At the same time it was pointed out
that the inexperience of many
country teachers and the great diffi
culties of clasiiication for proper
work in country schools make the
supervision of instruction in country
schools a matter of greater import
ance tha'n in city schools where
these difficulties seldom exist, but
where close supervision has for
years been a fixed policy.
"One of the greatest weaknesses
lof most teachers, and especially ol'
the teachers in country schools, was
declared to be the inability of the
teacher to enrich the textbook ma
terial by illustration and sometimes
by story. This inability comes
sometimes from a lack of knowledge
as to the sources of such material
and frequently from a failure to
understand that it is such enrich:
ment that makes teaching impres
sive, vital, and most worthwhile.
Supervisors who come into intimate
contact with teachers, as all county
supervisors do,were urged to acquire
a stock of good stories of real merit
and suited to the agc of the children
to whom they are told in order to
give demonstrations, when possible,
of the value of such teaching. They
were urged further to be constantly
preparing themselves to give demon
strations to teachers as well as to
how some of the mere statements of
the textbooks could be enriched by
"It was agreed that another great
weakness of teachers'is the inability
to give blackboard demonstrations
and failure to appreciate the value
of such. Too frequently teachers
expect pupils to get a complete
mental picture of a situation from
the statement in a few words of the
textbook. The pupils fail to get
the picture and lose the lesson, when
the making of a few lines on the
blackboard by way of illustration
might have given a perfectly clear
picture and made the lesson com
plete. Supervisors were urged
again to skill themselves in the use
of the blackboard in order that they
might give teachers demonstrations
of the value of the blackboard in
"Unfortunately in only a few
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Good Meeting at Horn's Creek.
Church. Missionary So
ciety Met With Mrs.
I have no^been able to give you
any hews from our little community
for quite awhile. Was very busy
canning and preserving fruit for
the winter, also attending a great
revival meeting that was being held
at Horn's Creek by Rev. Brooke of I
Johnston, having added to the
church 14 new members.
How we farmers are in need of
rain, as the cotton has begun to
drop its squares, and that hurts, at
the present price of cotton.
We see that President Wilson is
still calling for more of our, brave
and gallant boys for soldiers to go
to the front. How our hearts ache
with pain, when we think of our
nation having to shed blood bufore
the Germans will surrender and fall
back on their own soil.
Mr. Sam Mays, Jr., the son of
Mr. S. B. Mays, left Sunday night
for Columbia to join a company
that is soon to sail for France.
We were glad to see such a large
crowd attend services at Horn's
Creek Sunday afternoon. Our pastor
Rev. Joe Gaines preached a
grand sermon, mostly to the new
ones that had just given their hearts
to God, and he told them that they
would find many stumbling blocks
in tneir paths of righteousness, but
he begged them not ?o fall back in
the paths of sin again. Aftenwhich
we were asked to assemble at the
Bettis pond where we witnessed the
Baptism of eight. They consisted
of Miss Lucy Timmerman, Mr. Bud
and Henry Bryan, Mr. Ben Sulli
van, Mr. Willie Philips, Mr. Frank
The Horn's Creek Missionary
society was beautifully entertained
by Mrs.. J.-N. Fair, .op last Saturday
afternoon. It is always a . great
pleasure to the society to have the
privilege to gather in such a sweet
and hospitable home.
Mrs. J. W. K. Smith and child
ren, and mother, are attending the
revival meeting that is being held
at Red Hill this week.
Mr. George Swearingen, Mr.
Ernest Ryan and several of their
Trenton friends, spent last week in
Florida, returning Friday night,
making the trip in Mr. Swearingeu's
new Buick. They report as having
traveled over some beautiful roads
on which they went 200 miles in 4
hours, while others were almost im
passable. They also visited the boll
weevil section of Georgia. Every
thing went along smoothly while on
the trip. They did not so much as
have a puncture.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N, Fair, are
very happy this week by having
with them their two children, and
son, Mrs. Walter Nicholson, and
Sam Fair of Pleasant Laue.
Mr. Warren Fair, who is a guano
salesman, having his headquarters in
Columbia. Mr. Walter Harris of
Belvedere, spent several days last
week with his sister, Mrs. John
- Mr. Ernest Ryan, accompanied
his little brother Edward to Augus
ta Saturday, returning on Monday,
leaving the latter to spend a while
with his sister of that city. We are
inclined to think there was some
other attractions that carried Mr.
Ernest to Augusta.
Miss Eugiene Mims and brother
Lawrence, spent Sunday night with
Miss Mae Ryan.
Mr. J. G. Alford announces this
week that he has leased the ginnery
and warehouse of the Addison Mills
and has had the machinery
thoroughly overhauled. Read what
he says in his advertisement this
week. Mr. Alford will pay the
highest market price for cotton seed
and will sell meal and hulls. He
has had a neat little book printed
to give to his farmer friends. It
contains blank pages for keeping a
permauent record of cotton picking,
ginning and sales of seed and lint.
These little books will make it easy
for farmers to keep such records.
Rev. A. McLees, better known
as "Black Sam Jones," of Chester,
is running a meeting at the A. M.
E. Church up to next Wednesday