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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1917
Splendid "Work Day' Con
tribut?ons. W. C. T. U. Del
egates. Members Pi Tau
Club Hold Meeting.
Sunday was a happy day at th
Baptist Sunday Schoo], for at this
time, the results of Work Day, Oct.
13th for the Connie Maxwell Orphan
age, were gathered in by the various
classes, and the gift was the largest
yet given at one time by the Sunday
School for this worthy cause.
In a letter from Mr. Jamison,
Supt., it was seen that more funds
would be needed this year to supply
the actual wants of the little orphans,
and on this day every one present
seemed to do their best, and some
that could not attend, sent their con
The church is apportioned $300
for the Orphanage by the Associa
tion, and Mr./ S. J. Watson, S. S.
Supt., asked that the Sunday School
So this was this monied aim of
the day, and when the secretary Mr.
J. Neil Lott read that the total gifts
of the classes amounted to $3G0.70
these was a note of praise through
out the school.
The classes gave as follows, begin
ing with the primary.
No. 1. Mrs. L. C. Latimer, teach
No. 2. Mrs. J. L. Walker, teacher,
No. 3. Miss Bessie Bean, teacher,
No. 4. Mr. Joe Herlong, teacher,
No. 6. Mrs. A. P. Lott, teacher,
No. 7. Miss Lillian Mobley, teach
No. 8. Mr. Stanton Lott, teacher,
No. 9. Mrs. P. C. Stevens, teach
No. 10. Mr. J. A. Lott, teacher.
No. ll. Mrs. J. A. Lott, teacher,
No. 12. Mr. Will Sawyer, teach
No. 13. Mrs. A. P. Lewis, teacher,
No. 14. Fidelis Class, Mr. S. J.
Watson, teacher, $36,50.
No. 15. Baraca Class, Dr. J. A.
Dobev, teacher. $50.75.
No. 16. T. E. L. Class, Mrs. S. J.
Watson, teacher, $22.00.
No. 17. Mr. W. Ti. Coleman,
No. 18. Mr. P. N. Loft, teacher,
No. 19. Mr. J. C. Lewis, teacher,
No. 20. Mrs. P. N. Lott, teacher,
After the result had been given,
the Supt. expressed his deep ap
preciation of what . each one had
done. He said that he could not
say one class had done better that
another, for each had given from a
willing loving heart.
There were present 236. Special
music, with the orchestra was had.
The Johnston W. C. T. U. has a
full attendance at Aiken this week
at the State convention, the delegates
being Mesdames. A. P. Lewis, C.
D. Kenney, A. P. Lott and W. W.
Satcher; others attending1 are Mes
dames Olin. Eidson, L. C. Latimer,
S. W. Marsh, J. H. White and Miss
Eva Rushton, and Miss Zena Payne,
two of the latter being delegates,
Mr. P. N. Lott has been quite ill
for the past two weeks, and as soon
as he is strong enough, he will go
to the Baptist Hospital for treat
ment and if necessary for relief, will
Undergo an operation.
Misses Maud and Gladys Sawyer
are visiting in Ai4cen.
Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Brooks are
expected home the last of this week,
from Va., where they have been for
Mr. James Huiet, of Trilby, Fla.,
has joined his family here, in the
home of his mother, Mrs. M. A.
Huiet. Ail of his friends are de
lighted to grasp his hand again.
The Methodist Sunday School has
for several years been contributing
most generously to the support of
their orphanage, and always has a
Special Work Day and the gifts are
counted in on the following Sunday.
Saturday was observed by them,
and on Sunday morning when the
collections of the various classes
were gathered in, the splendid
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Daughters American Revoh
A very pleasant meeting of tb
D. A. R. was held on Tuesday a
ternoon with Mrs. D. B. Holling
worth. A good attendance prov(
the continued interest in the organ
zation, and several guests adde
pleasure to the occasion. Mrs. Lilli
Andrews of Tennessee who was i
Edgefield, guest of Mrs. Hqlling
worth for the day was a w?lcom
Mrs. Joseph Cantelou as' via
regent, presided, and each membc
brought jelly, making about tw
dozen glasses to be sent to the hoi
pital for convalescent soldiers.
Delegates as follows were electe
to the state conference in Camde
in November. Mrs. Susan B. Hil
regent's alternate, and Mrs. Jame
R. Cantelou and Mrs. N. G. Evan
delegate and alternate.
It was decided to have the com
mittee8 on the carnival appointe*
later by the regent, the D. A. R. ti
The historical programme con
sisted of a splendid and origina
paper on Indian folk lore by Misi
Annie Clisby, which was the intro
duction to a series of papers on In
dian custom and legends, one o:
each to be presented by varioui
members at the meetings. Mis?
Clisby also told two beautiful In
dian stories, "The Origin of Nigh
and Day" and "The legend of th<
Creation," which were greatly en
joyed and applauded. Mrs. J. R.
Tompkins sang a ,very appropriate
solo, "Fair Killarny."
At the close of the meeting, th?
hostess, Mrs. Hollingsworth, assist
ed by Mrs. Artemus Brunson, Mrs.
Wad Allen and Miss Justine Cante
lou, served a delightful salad course,
followed by ice cream and cake.
Mrs. Hollingsworth took this oc
casion to celebrate her marriage
anniversary which comes very near
the dato of the meeting, thns adding
to the en joymerit' of the occasion.
At the close of the repast, Mrs.
E. P. Jones expressed for.the guests
at the meeting much pleasure
and the hope that our fair hostess
would have many happy returns of
The following is the programme
at the next meeting November, 20,
3:30 p. m.
Hostess, Mrs. N. G. Evans.
Roll Call, Responses with Thanks
Tnanksgiving Recitation, Gladys
Paper, Pawnee, Sioux and Fox In
dians, Mrs. Jas. R. Cantelou.
Thanksgiving offering for French
Report of delegates from State
Marriage of Young Man Former
ly of Edgefield.
Ellenton, S. C.-Mrs. Thos. S.
Dunbar announces the engagement
of her daughter, Ethel to Mr.
William Elmore Ashley. The mar
riage will be solemnized in No
The announcement will be read
by many interested friends in
Georgia and South Carolina for
Miss Dunbar is well-known in both
states. No young woman is more
popular in the social circle than she
and in her home .town she is the
leader of the social life.
Mr. Ashley is one of the sub
stantial young men of the com
munity. He is a graduate of South
Carolina University and a most
After the wedding the young
couple will take an extended tour
through some of the large northern
cities, and, after their trip they will
be at home to their friends at Ellen
Recipes of Home Demonstration
GIN? EE PEAKS.
2 lbs, pears, 1-2 oz. root ginger
(tied in email bag), 2 lbs. sugar, 1-4
cup water, 1 lemon. Cut pears
and lemon (from which rind has
been grated), in thin slices. Cook
all together lill it will flake from
spoon as jelly.
1 qt. ground cabbage, 1 qt. vine
gar, 1 ground onion, 2 table spoons
ful white mustard seed, 1 pt.
ground red pimentos, 2 table-spoon
ful celery seed (crushed) 1 pt. ground
green pimentos, 2c. (l pt.) sugar,
5 teaspoons salt. Green tomatoes
may be substituted for peppers.
Cook 10 to 15 minutes. ?
Grand Jury's Report.
To His Honor Haynes F. Rice, Pre
siding Judge, October Term of
We beg: to report that we have
passed on all bills banded ns and
have reported same. Tho reoorts of
the varions committees from our
body follow; the committee on
county offices and county books
submit the following1 report; all the
coupty offices and county books were
audited by Mr. W. W. Bradley,
the capable and efficient State auditor
and he reported to us that, he found
them all in perfect condition. We?
verified his work and found that it
has been carefully and painstakingly
done. He promised us a formal report
that we might embody it as a part
of this presentment but we are sorry
it has not reached us.
Respectfully submitted, ?
H. T. MEDLOCK,
The committee on Poor Hou?e
and Public buildings beg leave to
report; we have visited the Poor
House and we find the following:
two mules and one horse, twelve fat
hogs for bacon, twenty pigs and two
brood sows, four milk cows and three
yearlings, three acres in potatoes,
one thousand bushels of corn, ten
thoueand bundles of fodder and five
tons of hay, and we find that the
steward has his own seed oats and
seed wheat. We find six white in
mates and eight colored and three
wages hands. We lind everything in
very satisfactory condition indeed.
In reference to Court House, jail and
other public buildings there is not
sufficient funds to make any repairs
or permanent improvements and so
any recommendation would be
G. D. MIMS,
The committee on education re
port; we, your educational committee
submit the following report, based
upon our observation, and the record
in the office of County Supt., of
Education. We find that there are
'in Edgefield county forty-one white
schools, eighteen hundred and ninety
one white pupils, with seventy three
teachers. There are fifty nine
colored schools, four thousand three
hundred ninety three colored pupils
with sixty four teachers. The
amount expended for salaries during
the year was Twenty Nine Thousand
Four Hundred Dollars and 03-100
for building anci equipment, thir
teen thousand three hundred and
sixty one dollars and eight cents.
New buildings were erected at Har
mony, Long Branch, Wimberly
Branch, and the Brunson School
Building was remodeled, making a
modern and attractive structure.
We learn that within the last few
years special attention has been
given to the improvement of school
building, and taken as a whole they
are a credit Lo our people, and no
doubt facilitate the work that our
teacher and children have- before
them. There are thirty five school
districts, and of these twenty seven
have levied special taxes for school
purposes. To our minds this in it
self shows the greatest increase in
educational interest. All demands
upon school finances were promptly
met, and there were no out standing
indebtedness at the close of the year
We take pleasure in commending
our County Supt. of Education for
his efforts in behalf of our boys and
girls, and congratulate him upon
what he has accomplished. We have
every reason to believe that the
prospect is bright for a good school
year, and that school advantages
will be made better from year to
year aa the demands increase. We
urge upon patrons the importance of
keeping children. in school every
day possible and to co-operate with
teachers and school officials in all
things pertaining to the educational
interests of our children.
J. L. MILLER,
We submit as a part of our present
ment the report of Judge N. tt.
Brunson in reference to Su??ry
Bonds as follows: H. D. Divis
bond signed and justified by T. A.
Hightower and L. Gr. Quarles; Jim
Alias Henry Williams bond signed
by J. N. Broadwater and Charley
Broadwater, also justified; R. W.
Higgins bond signed by W. L.
Seigler and justified; also I hold in
Bank cash $100.00 for his appear
War Will Increase Postage.
On November 2 and thereafter th<
postal rate will be three cents fo
each letter weighing an ounce o:
fraction thereof out of town
Letters addressed for delivery at th<
local postoffice, which are known at
drop letters, will continue at th?
rate of two cents per ounce 01
The rate on postal cards ot
private mailing cards wil^ be two
cents each. /
Letters written and mailed sol
diers, sailors and marines, assigned
to duty iu a foreign country, en
gaged to the present war may be
mailed free of postage except such
rulings and regulations as may be
prescribe'd by the postmaster general.
On and after July 1, 1918. all
rates of postage on publications
sntered as second class matter shall
be at the rate of one and one-fourth
cents per pound or fraction thereof;
md after Juli 1, 1919, one and one
half cents per pound or fraction
Lhereof. In the case of the portion
3f such publications devoted to ad
vertisements, the rates per pound or
fraction thereof for delivery within
;he Beveral zones applicable to fourth
;lass matter are at a variable rate,
iccording to zones. After July 1,
1918,' the rate for the first and
lecond zone is one and one-fourth
:ents;.for the third zone, one and
>ne-half cents; for the fourth zone,
.wc cents; for the fifth zone, two
md one-fourth cents; for the sixth
?one, two and one-half cents; for
he seventh zone, three cents; for
he eighth zone, three and one-fourth
:ents. '. V
After/July 1, 1919, the rate for
irst and second zones is one and
rae-half cents; the third zone, two
sents; fourth zone, three cents; fifth
?one, three and one-half cents; sixth
?one, four cents; seventh zone, five
ThhJ ?iyision Meeting W. M.
? LL Edgefield Association.
The third division consisting of
3lum Branch, Parksville, Modoc,
Sed Oak Grove and Clark's Hill
viii hold their division meeting of
he Woman's Mission societies on
)ct. 27. Saturday at Parksville.
The following programme will be
Call to order, Mrs. J. M. Bussey,
Election of secretary.
Devotion, Mrs. Lamb of Red Oak
Welcome, Response by lady from
Roll call of societies, W. M. S.,
?T, W. A.s. G. A's. and Sunbeams,
vith a short verbal report by a rep
resentative from each society.
Plans of division president for
he year, Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
"Standard of Excellence," Mrs,
T. L. Miras.
"Mission Study," presented by as
lociational chairman of that depart
nent, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
How our missionary literature
nay help us to attain the Honor
Soil, Mrs. T. J. Briggs, Hardy's.
Aged Ministers Fund," our new
"How to Organize Personal Ser
rice." Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Devotions, Mrs. S. T. Adams,
"Sunbeam Work, Its Irapor
ance." Mrs. J. T. Griftis, Red Oak
Recitation and songs by Parks
Young Woman's Auxiliary, Ideals
or the year, Miss Emmie Lanham.
Some Parksville History, read by
i representative from Modoc, taken
rom History of Edgefield Wo
nan's Mission Society.
LOST between Depot and Mr.
rrapp-McManus P'k'ge, containing
suit of Men's new woolen under
wear. If returned finder will be
.ewarded. W. A. STROM.
ince Oct. term of Court.
We wish to thank your Honor, 1
he Solicitor and other Court Of
ici?is for assistance rendered us in ?
,be discharge of our duties and other (
jourtesies extended us.
H. T. MEDLOCK,
Foreman of Grand Jury.
Edgefield High and Graded
If the first month is an index to
the year's work, this session will be
the best we have ever had. The
attendance has been greater than
in any other session. The first
grade is exceptionally large, and
the ranks of the eighth and ninth
grades have been filled out by
many boys and girls from the rural
A scientific course of study has
been perfected, so that every grade
of the High School has one branch
of this for study. It has been a
subject which has been neglected in
the High Schools of the United
States until recently. Science is
very instructive and we are all very
glad that it has been arranged for
us to study.
Our examinations of last week
were held under the new system of
grading, which bids fair to be a
iireat improvement over the old
method. It is as follows: from 90
to 100 "E,";. from 80 to 90 "G";
from 70 to 80 l*F"; and below 70
'U"; and unsatisfactory. The hon
Dr Roll will therefore be very dif
Sculttoeret on, because you will
iave to get "E" on every study,
leportment included. The rank
?viii not be shown by the position
>f the names, but will be arranged
n alphabetical order.
The McDuffie Literary Society
?viii meet tomorrow, Oct, 19, in the
?chool auditorium at half past four
j'clock. A cordial invitation is ex
iended to all to attend this meeting,
tt will do you good, no doubt, and
t will certainly do the members
jood to know that you are taking
in interest in their work.
Meeting Called for Saturday.
Hon. N. G. Evans, county chair
nan of the Food Conservation,,
abvero.ent, ?s anxious for the work?
io progress systematically in every
jommunity to the end that every
family sign a pledge card. He has
jailed a meeting of the community
eaders for Saturday, October 20, at
lis office at ll o'clock. The fol
owing are the community leaders
ind all of them are earnestly re
quested to meet Mr. Evans at his
jfticeat the hour named:
Antioch-C. C. Jones
Red Hill-H. E. Quarles.
Cleora-P. A. Williams.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmer
Meeting Street-J. H. Cogburn
McKendree-J. ?VI. Shaffer.
Johnston-P. C. Stevens.
Long Branch-G. W. Scott.
Trenton-L. G. Watson.
Mt. Zion-Mrs. W. J. Gainee.
Ropers-D. E. Lanham.
Colliers-Mrs. G. A. Adams.
Red Oak Grove-Mrs. T. W.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash.'
Meriwether-H. F. Cooper.
Berea-Mrs. W. L. Nicholson.
Edgefield-Miss Elizabeth Rains
Harmony-W. H. Smith. '
Fall Term of Court.
Probably the shortest term of the
jriminal court ever held in the
jounty convened Monday morning,
with Hon. H. F. Rice, of Aiken as
Dresiding judge. The docket was
3leared and the court adjourned soon
ifter noon Monday.
Will Loman and Robert Lee
dipper pleaded guilty to the charge
)f car breaking and larceny and were
ined $250 each. The iines were
Hezekiah Thurmond and Emanuel
tarroll were convicted of house
creaking and larceny and sentenced
;o eight mouthe on the chaingang.
Julia, Marie, Lura and Son Small
wood and Lillian Butler were ac
quitted of the charge of riot and
issault and battery, being represent
ed by B. E. Nicholson and S. M.
A true bill was found in the case
af Robert McKie, indicted for
murder, and his case was continued
on account of the illness of his at
torney, Capt. N. G. Evans.
A true bill was found against Mr.
Holmes Wood for, purchasing seed
?otton after night.
The grand jury made its report
ind the court adjourned early Mon
The hold-over grand jurors for
1918 are J. R. Moss, C. L. Crouch,
lohn Rainsford, J. M. Edwards, M.
A. Watson and W. E. Hailing.
RED OAK GROVE.
Flourishing Sunday School. In
teresting Meeting at Red
Hill School. Y. W.A.
Will Meet Sunday.
Our Sunday school was quite in
teresting yesterday. The Bible ciass
taught by our young friend Mr. G.
W. W. Bussey Jr., was not so large
is it usually is, but nevertheless
Lue teacher was prepared and gave
.hose of us present, and interesting
ind intelligent conception of the
Captives return to Jerusalum.
We feel proud of the officers and
eachers of our Sunday school and
vould be glad that more of our
jarents and older people would give
ts their presence and co-operation.
Collection for Orphanage in Sunday
ichool, seven dollars and eight
:ents. The W. M, U. held their
nonthiy meeting after Sunday
chool. In the absence of our oresi
lent Mrs. Thurmond, Mrs Eva Bus
ey presided. New business was in
roduced, which we are encouraged
o believe will soon develop, for it
?eing the support of or contribu
ing to the BeHgian boys.
Social Circle No. 2 met at Mrs.
oe Bussay's last Wednesday eve
iing was a most interesting meet
ng, quite largely attended, having
s our honor guests Mrs. Mamie
)oolittle and Mrs. Effie Bussey.
Ve were so glad to have them both
?th us, for they been quite sick
nth rheumatism. Some new work
Q our Circle ie constantly being in
roduced, makes each of us look
orward to our meetings with pleas
It was a real pleasure to be pres
nt at Red mil last Saturday and
aeet)Miss Major, Home Demonstra
ion agent. The ladies present de*
ided to form a club-. Officers are
liss Hortensia Wopdson president,
Ire. Lythe Young' .vice-president' '
nd Mrs/Julia Prescott? secretary.
Vith those enthusiastic co-workers
ire feel sure Miss Major will, meet
nth much encouragement.
Mrs. Agatha Woodson with
lisses Harling and Lyon accompa
lied Miss Major to Red Hill, Miss
larling motoring the party.
We are always glad to meet with
he ladies of Edgefield, because
hey are always communicative of
auch good work. Their influence
Flat Rock school opened to-day,
inder management of Miss Clari,
aon Sheppard of Liberty Hill, wh0
omes to us highly recommended.
Ve extend a hearty welcome to Our
escher and feel sure she will meet
nth hearty approval in the buji^.
ng up of our school and commu_
Mrs. Carrie Nixon of North Au
rista is on a visit to Mrs. Mamie
Mrs. Ailie Timmerman, also Mr.
nd Mrs. Lamb were guests in the
lospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
as. Hamilton last Sunday.
Mr. O'neal Timmerman and
."rank Kenrick attended Sunday
ichool at Red Hill last Sunday.
M?63 Leola Young one of our
iweet young ladies was a welcome
isitor, and was with Miss Marie
Mr. Bruce Timmerman motored
o Harlem Ga. last Saturday, ac
ompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Demp
ey Morgan and children, also Mrs.
tallie Timmerman and waa guests
f Mr. Evans Morgan.
Most of our ladies have fall gar
lens, and are quite busy now with
hem. Many of them are culling
heir poultry and arranging their
hickens for the new year.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Miller spent
friday with friends at Trenton,
nd had with them on Saturday
1rs. Eula Dorn and her pretty lit
io daughter Estha.
The Y. W. A's. will meet with
Irs. Lamb next Sunday evening,
lalf past two o'clock. Since the go
ng away of their president some
hanges will have to be made, and
eel proud lhat our dear girls are
nthusiastic and full of courage to
Tess the work forward.
We miss the presence of Mrs.
Viii Agner at Sunday school, she
s in Augusta with little Preston
rho is at the hospital and doing
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