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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Death of Misa Jennie Warren.
W. C. T. U. W?1 Meet.
Death of Mr. Jack
In the early hours of the morning
of Friday Dec. 7th, the sweet and
gentle spirit of Miss Jennie Warren
heard the summons of her master,
and passed unto its reward-the
reward of the patient, trustful
She was nearly all her life, an
invalid, and could net mingle with
the world, but she was like the
modest violet, that blooms all
unseen under Mts leaves, but when
found, how rare and beautiful they
are, with their fragrance.
. So with her, only in the home
circle, could she move but what a
joy to the household-always there
to greet them; sweet, patient, gentle,
and submissive, but always bright
There were four in this sweet
home circle-two sisters and two
The others left are Miss Bettie
Warren, and Messrs. Fab and
Mrs. Cattie DeLoach, of Edge
field, is a sister, and Maj. F. M.
Warren, of this place and Mr. Scott
Warren, of Fla., are the other
The casket was, covered in beauti
ful flowers, and in death, she looked
more as the ?ngel that she was and
in passing away her face seemed to
have caught a vision of hsr Heaven
The funeral services were con
ducted at Harmony Cemetery by
* Rev. W. S. Brook, and her favorite
hymn was sung. Following this,
the body was tenderly laid to rest
beside the graves of other loved ones
gone on before.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMillan,
of Mullins, are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Grant.
Miss Clara Sawyer is speuding a
few days in Columbia,
Mrs. Octavia Rushton has gone
to Atlanta to spend a short while.
Miss Virginia Harrison has been
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. John
On Friday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. H.
White, a public meeting of the W.
C. T. U. will be held, at which
time, Miss Anna Finnstrom, supt.
of the Door of Hope, Columbia,
will make an address concerning
this noble work in which she is
giving all her time and energy.
Every ona, interested is most
The work of the W. C. T. U. is
well furthered by Departments, this
cause coming under the head of
Rescue Work, and the Supts. of this
are Mesdames J. H. White and
Mamie A. Huiet, who will have
charge of this part of the meeting.
Onlv a short business session will
Mr. W. Jack Edwards died at his
home about two or three miles from
here, on last Tuesday night.
For some time he had been sick,
and a few weeks ago developed
There is deep sorrow in his death,
for he was a man of fine character
and meant a great deal to a wide
circle of friends and relatives. He
was a member of Dry Creek church
and waa a true* christian. There
are many that will rise up and call
him blessed, for he does not go to
his Master Empty handed, he was
ever doing some good deed.
He was kindly and gentle and was
a devoted 'husband. Besides his
widow, who was Miss Katie Wright,
daughter of the late Mr. Pickens
Wright, he leaves one brother, and
a niece, Mrs. Holmes who has made
her home here since childhood.
A wide circle of relatives besides
many friends attended the funeral
which took place on Wednesday
afternoon at the Mount, of Olives
cemetery. Revs. C. E. Bailey and
M. L. Rester conducted the service
in the absence of his pastor, Rev. A.
There were many flowers sent by
On Sunday evening at the Baptist
church a full and most enjoyable
report of the recent State convention
at Rock Hill, was given by Rey.
W. S. Brooke, and Mr. S. J.
Last Thursday evening while Mr.
Pal Culbreath and Miss Blanch
Sawyer were coming into town to
an entertainment, the lights of the
car went out, but as they were near
ing town they continued their trip.
They did not see a wagon in front
of them, as the night was very dark
and the car struck this, and both
occupants were thrown against the
wind shield, which broke, cutting
both in the fall, the shield breaking
[into many pieces.
An artery was cut near the
temple on the face of Miss Sawyer
and as soon as the car could proceed
she was given medical attention.
The wagon was not broken in any
w.iy, and only the slow driving of
the car was the reason that their
accident was not more serious.
On Wednesday evening Dec. 1 9th,
the Sunbeams under the leadership
of Mrs. W. J. Hatcher will have a
Christmas entertainment in the Sun
day School room of the Baptist
This will occupy the regular
prayer meeting hour.
The Y. W. A. of the Baptist
church will help Santa Claus in
his visit to the Orphanage.
At the suggestion of Mr. Jamison,
they will send gifts for half of the
"Martha Smith Home", all of the
occupants here being girls from 7 to
14 years of age.
They are going to tie ap the gifts
with the prettiest of Christmas
ribbons and cards, and make their
contribution bring just as much
happiness as possible.
The Fidelis class is packing a box
not only of gifts, but some clothing
as well to send to the Rescue Home
The class sent a fine box la6tyear,
and this year, it is going to be even
The W. C. T. TI. at their meeting
on Friday afternoon will receive
1 gifts for the Christmas box to be
sent to the Door of Hope, Columbia.
The Apollo Music club met with
Mra._]?._R. Mobley, Pres., qaJTuea
day afternoon," and besides the
members, there were a number of
friends present to enjoy the program.
During business the chief matter
! was in deciding to give $5 to the
Fund to aid the Armenian Bufferers.
Miss Anna Harms was elected
cor. secretary, the club having
branched out on larger lines, found
it better to make the office of Re
cording and Cor. secretary separate.
Miss Gertrude Strother had charge
of the program, which waB enjoyed,
theie being splendid papers on the
topic studied, and three singers,
Capoul, Patti and Wilsson were
discussed. Piano and vocal music
were also enjoyed.
Following the program, there was
a genial intermingling, and all were
served with a tempting sweet course.
MP?. C. P. Corn very pleasantly
entertained with a Bridge party on
Wednesday afternoon the honoree
being Mrs. Gus Smith, of Mullins.
The large living room was bright
and cheery with flowers, and sweet
music was enjoyed previous to the
Four tables were played, and the
top score being made by" Miss Maud
Sawyer, she was presanted with the
prize. The general prize, when cut
for was thrown by Mrs. Archie
Lewis, and the honoree was present
ed with a lovely gift.
A delicious two-course repast was
On Friday afternoon, Mrs. Huiet
Waters was hostess in the young
matron's club and the twelve mem
bers, all enjoyed meeting with her.
Everyone brought their sewing bags,
and many held knitting, some being
for the soldiers. Conversation and
music was interspersed.
The hostess was assisted by Misa
Gertrude Strother in serving a dainty
The Emily Geiger Chapter held a
fine meeting on Monday afternoon,
Mrs. Alice Cox being hostess. Mrs.
W. S. Mobley presided, and at
business, all were delighted to leam
that the 28 pieces of knitted gar
ments for the Battleship South Car
olina, would be ready intwo days
to send to the State Regent.
This gift was made at a eost of
$80.05, the Chapter having over this
amount set aside for war relief
work. The committee to look after
this was Mesdames J. Nj Lott, E.
R. Mobley and M. R. Wright, and
they were congratulated on their
pushing the work so quickly, and
each member knitting her piece so
Others outside of chapter also
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Fears Grain is Killed. A Visit
to Edgefield Friends. Aiken
and Edgefield Roads
Well, Sunday was one day that I
did all -my cooking at breakfast
time and I stayed close to a roaring
fire and continued to pile on wood in
front of a gum loir larg"?r around
than I ara. Toward bed time it
had melted sufficiently to cover it
with ashes, so as to have coals to
start fire the ' next cold morning.
What a blessing to have such a
good fire at a cold time like this.
I have been thinking of the sol
diers and those poor people in Hali
fax, all during this terrible spell of
freeze. I know they suffer intensely.
I expect there will be more pneumo
nia in the camps than ever after
We very much fear for the oat
crop this cold morning, ./ust after a
rain, the oats will be more apt to
Those who haye hogs fat will be
more than apt to take advantage of
thi*to save their meat, and have
sausage ready for the Christmas
breakfaso. Wish ours were ready.as
we are all fond of Bausage.
We went with Mr. and Mrs. H.
G. Bunch for a little visit to Mrs.
Lemie Talbert on Wednesday of
last week. She spoke of some hav
ing taken advantage of that cold
spell to kill hogs.
While up on on the square, we
saw Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wells,
who were making preparations to
move to Edgefield. Mrs. Carrie 1
Mays was with Mrs. Wells. Mrs. i
Bunch made a short call on her
brother, Mr. Edger Lanham at Penn 1
& liolso n's store.
Mrs/ E. L. Fouche visited her two
little pupils, Mary and Wingfield
Branch Friday afternoon to_find_nnC 5
wFyThey Tiad not oeen to schooL <
They have been quite sick with
malarial fever and could not go to
school for the past 2 weeks.
Mr. Laughton B. Evans came out
on Sunday ?fternoon to see Mrs. S. ;
V. Bunch and my! how he blew
over such roads, as we have to
travel. Wanted to know, if there
wasn't some way of gettingtjthem
worked? They are terrible from
Mr. Harry Bunch's on down to
North Augusta. Mr. and Mrs.
Sacre and son, Mr. Ambrose Sacre
came out to see us Thanksgiving,
and have promised not to come
again, until these roads are worked
good. I don't know that they ever
will come again, for it seems as if
both the Edgefield and Aiken
County Commissioners have made
up their minds never to work this
road. I wish we could get a com
missioner for this end of the county.
Perhaps then we could have roads
Change of Service.
The Presbyterian services both in
Edgefield and Trenton will be held
on the fourth Sunday instead of this
The service at Trenton will be at
7:30 instead of morning. Our at
tention will be addressed to the
thought of Christmas, as it will be
just two days before Christmas,
Help Furnish the Red Cross
Work and Reception Roora.
The Red Cross Chapter has been
exceedingly fortunate in having a
large and attractive room, given by
Ex-Governor Sheppard, which will
be used as permanent headquarters.
The room is at the head of the stair
way to the right, and over the back
office of Mr. B. E. Nicholson. And
now a donation of furnishings is
asked, which of course will be re
turned when the work of the Red
Cross chapter is no longer needed.
Articles of furniture already con
tributed are: From Mrs. Betti?
Cantelou. mission table and chair;
from Mrs. Augustus Corley, nice
large table; from Miss Collett, chair,
embroidered table cover and framed
picture of President Wilson. Those
desiring to aid in this patriotic cause
will please notify the undersigned.
Sarah R. Collett,
FOR SALE:-Two milch cows,
fresh to pail. G. W. Adams.
Miss Sue Sloan Gives Graphic
Description of Her Trip
to New York and
v tPhe readers of the letters I have
written for the Southern papers from
various states, north, east, south,
west, realize I am especially interest
ed in the institutions in the various
branches of education.
It seem? natural for me to take
debght in observing these, for I have
ina?jrited from both my father and
mother the ambition to cultivate as
ratrah as possible the talents entrust
ed Jjpmy keeping, and other relatives
by their positions have impressed me
with the wisdom of this.
My uncle Prof. Ben Sloan served
twenty-six successive years in the
South Carolina college, and its
president after it became a Univer
sity. When his portrait was un
veiled during the Centennial he
publicly received many complimenta,
from many alumni of the college
holding offices in various states.
They gave him credit for their
success, saying he realized the im
portance of punishment and his
power in this respect, but he never
axereised it at the sacrifice of the
honor of the student. For example,
some mischievous students blacked
the monument. They deserved to
be punished,, but how was he to find
who did it without one student
betraying another. They had done
it thoughtlessly, and he would give
Lhem a chance to meditate and per
haps, repent. He ignored it, passed
to and fro by it several days, when
one morning he found it spotless.
The guilty students went to him and
confessed, saying a guilty conscience
was the worst punishment they could
have and this had taught them a
valuable lesion, never tc do any"
th&.x thafc_XQO_wouldjito jasiiar?ed.
of, even-ifthe world snou?d ignor?
I had another relative, Prof, Paul
Sloan, connected with the State
Agricultural College at Clemson,
and a relative Miss Wickliffe who
for many years has held a high
position in the State College for
Women. She is dearlj beloved by
the Winthrop girls, and has several
times accompanied them as a chaper
one to Europe.
When I attended the Normal
School- in Gaffney, she added greatly
to my social pleasures and I was
valuably instructed by her public
While I was in attendance on the
Athens Georgia Normal School,
Prof. Lawton B. Evans, superin
tendent of the Board of Education
in that State advised me when visit
ing any place to always observe the
I have published letters describing
the Texas Colleges and Universities
and the two years I studied in New
York, I wrote of the New York
College of Music and Cornell Uni
versity during my sessions at these
institutions. I wrote descriptions
of Vassar, West Point and various
institutions in New York City which
I visited during the National Con
ference on Community Music.
I am often asked the question,
where would you advise rae to send
my daughter to school? t have
thought if she was educated in her
home state, it would be to her future
social interest as she would make
friends in South Carolina". Instead
of answering the question I ask an
other, ''Would she make friends
from distant states?" I think I
have friends and acquaintances in
almost every place in South Carolina
and most of the Southern states.
I know any girl with ambition
and proper pride of character will
make friends in ker native state
regardless of where she is educated, I
and I greatly enjoy visiting many
influential friends in various south
ern states. By attending college in
the North, I have made friends in
numerous Northern states, who have
not only given me much pleasure, J
but have proven very beneficial
from an educational point of view.
I had the advantage of most South
ern girls going to the North, as I
had prominent Northern and South
ern relatives and friends living in
New York State, as my father Dr.
James Sloan was connected with the
Bellevue Hospital in the surgical
division. He afterwards rendered
valuable service as surgeon in the
My uncle Ben Sloan is a graduate '
of West Point, my relative, Cl
land Sloan held political offici
Schenectady, N. T. He is a bro:
of Lieat. Governor Sloan of Sc
Carolina, Another relative J.
Calhoun, was president of a clul
6,000 members in New York C
Vannike, who was Mayor of ?
York, is connected with our fam
He and my father were school m:
during their boyhood in Pendlet
My chaperone's brother was
pointed Judge of Westchester,
Y., while I was there. Her fart
Judge Baker served many years
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., but with
these important advantages, I wo
advise you to send your daugh
to the Mt. Ida school at Newt
Mass, near enough to derive all 1
benefits from Boston. I descril
the advantages and benefits of t
school in a previous letter, but M
mention other advantages.
It is 210 feet above the sea lev
There is no malaria; the stude:
are not exposed to inclement weath
as all the buildings are connect
by^ covered passage ways, all ste:
heated with every comfort. Th
considerthe health most important
accomplish the motive of the soho
to prepare the girls for collei
They have tennis, basket ball, go
driving, riding, canoeing. Tht
are religious advantages, neai
every denomination having a chur
within" a few minutes walk of t
school. Instruction is given
Biblo training for eternal life, ai
entertainment of the highest mon
for this life. No city in Ameri
affords greater opportunities in t
way of concerts and recitals th;
Boston, the home of the Orchest
the fame of which goes beyond t
bounds of the United States. ?
section is so rich in literary ai
The students attending Mt. L
have advantage of all the instruct!
and elevating attractions of Boato
ElUUloiuyo nrtr~~givtni-1*7 -Solear tl
birthplace of Hawthorne, the M
senna of the Essex Institution, ai
many interesting places near Bost<
chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Jewe
who have the girls in charge. Tbi
make you feel like your parents we
Here, all nature seems to bid ye
a welcome. The graceful bowii
of the foliage of the trees, refresh?
by the charming Northern bree:
and everything provided which wi
The Mt. Ida students have tl
advantage of the most interestir
trip to New York Citj\ since tl
Hudson -- Fulton celebration tl
steamers built for that wonderfi
occasion are now plying the water
The Washington Irving, or ste
steamer is the most beautiful rive
boat and the most perfect in equi?
ment in the world. As Washingto
Irving stands alone for expressior
of beauty and literature of the rive
so Washington Irving, the stearne:
makes the highest development i
river navigation, and stands withoi
a rival. It is licensed to carry 6,00
passengers, this exceeding any otht
in the world, with every know
device for speed, comfort and safet:
with a grand orchestra.
My chaperone introduced me t
the leader. Dr. Hoppe, stating tb?
I was a delegate from South Carolin
to the National Conference on Con
munity Music, which he announce
and for this distinction of honor, b
would play Dixie. I was requeste
Over fifty beautiful paintings o
artistic tone and historic charm
beautify its interior decorations an
are studies of scenes beyond th
picturesque views beheld on th
banks of the Hudson.
I have paid a most interestin;
visit to Tarrytown to view Washing
ton Irving's home, Sunnyside, an
Sleepy Hollow described so wondei
fully by his magic pen. Irvingto:
is interesting, named for the grea
writer and lover Of the Hudson
who after a long sojourn in foreign
lands in a letter to his brother,refer
to Sleepy Hollow, as in a measur
"my.tirst and last love after all m;
wanderings and seeming infidelities
I return to it with a heart felt pre
ference over all the rivers of thi
The steamers, Hudson, Hendrb
and Robert Fulton are floating
palaces. Wo went on the latter tc
Poughkeepsie, there enjoying manj
social pleasures with friends I made
while a 6tudent in New York. Thc
refinement, elegance and intellectual
ity of its people are living testi
moniale of the valuable influence of
Vassar, Eastman and other colleges
adorning numerous campuses.
College Hill is especially attractive.
Next on the programme arranged
by my New York hostess was a visit
to her relatives, Mrs. Hustis and her
sister, elegant and interesting ladies
residing at the clove termed the
country for quietude and rest, free
from style, ceremony and dress
parade, which was a marvel to her
but which I will confess did not
appeal so much to me, as I bad
pictured the striking contrast of the
millionaire automobile and the tour
I described in my last let ter over the
city to the rural district termed the
Sure enough, we were met at the
station with a two-horse wagon,
seven miles from our destination. I
have never been with a merrier party
than those from the city, some for
the first time enjoying a wagon ride
over country roads. One of the
children exclaimed, "See that baby
cow." The mother said "Yon
should say a calf". After reaching
the farm boarding house, her chief
delight was watching the chickens,
catching the young ones, and hunt
ing eggs. They had many hogs,
beautiful cows and bees. The
country seemed flowing with ''milk
and honey", wonderful truck farms,
furnishing fre?h vegetables.
Inhaling the pure, fresh country,
air, we were able to enjoy all these
products. I was amused at the city
child, but really there were many
novel things to me, as the Clove is
where the millionaires of New York
have their club houses. Just across
from us, was a grand one where
they had a reoeption in honor of
President Wilson's daughter. The
surroundings are very beautifnl, at
tractive groves, and lawns, many
residences surrounded with flower
gardens. We were one evening at
Mr. Sacks. His home and arrange
ment of flowers favorable imp-res.
mo-.'Stimti?iwl?^xcki?^fiad t0 &e
entrance, and on both sides bf the
walk were corresponding plots of
pink geraniums, a plat of green be
tween and then a plat of red gera
niums. In beauty they reminded
me of Lake Mohawk. He bas a
bachelor brother about sixty years
of age, residing a short distat.ee
From the exterior of this home
you would not judge him to be so
artistic, but a party were invited to
view his collection of pictures. As
he is an Englishman by birth, he wa?
educated abroad and is equal to a
public lecture. I was held spell
bound as he had for bis subject the
war, and told many interestingfin
cidents in the foreign countries now
in turmoil. He compared the extra
vagance of the United States with
that of Europe and does not approve
of the extravagance in America as
ia demonstrated at "The Clove",
I was invited to go with a party
and witnessed a wonderful sight a
man driving 1300 pheasants and
1600 ducks to a place where the
club members have an annual clam
bake. Here they baye an interest
ing fishery. When the multitude of
fowls reached the banks of a large
pond the manager blew a bugle, the
fowls gathered around him as he
threw them food, which they seemed
to greatly enjoy after which they
plunged into the water and I nevar
beheld anything more graceful than
their gliding diving, aud swimming
for a distance.
I am in a position to better under
stand ex-President Roosevelt's fas
cination for the duck hunts,-but I
would not care to witness them being
shot for sport although I knew they
would be utilized for food.
We attended an ice-cream festival
given for the benefit of the soldiers.
They realized a hundred dollars.
Rev. Mr. Clark made an interesting
address. Everybody in New York
ia enthusiastic over everything
military. There was a large en
After our return to New York, I
went with a party to a picnic where
the principal feature of amusement
was bathing. I was reminded of
the pleasures I had enjoyed in the
lovely beaches surrounding Norfolk,
Va. We spent a charming day, hut
began to think wo would never get
a car not filled but finally managed
to board one filled with soldiers.
We had our picnic basket contain
ing quite a number of delicious
home made sandwiches. For laok
of space I had placed my red and
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