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VOL. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1918 NO. 15
Closing Exercies of School. Ma
ry Ann Buie Chapter Met.
Red Cross Ladies
The graduating exercises of the
High School took place on Monday
evening in the High School audito
rium, which was artistically decor
ated in the class flower, the daisy.
There was much interest in this,
the closing feature of the school and
there was a fine audience to hear of
the excellent work of the class and
the other grades. The exercises open
ed with the invocation by Rev. W. S.
Chorus, by the choral class.
'Salutatory, Miss Emma Ready.
Class Reader, Miss Mary Waters.
Vocal salo, Miss Leola Maffett.
Valedictory, Mr. Pope Simmons
Instrumental solo, Miss Carrie
Hon. R. A. Cooper of Laurens de
livered the address before the gradu
ating class. He spoke on, "The Prob
lems of Peace" and was heard with
keen interest. His address was a
forceful one being delivered after
the instrumental quartette by Misses
Stevens, Williams, Maffett, Johnson.
The diplomas were delivered by Prof.
W. F. Scott to tho nine graduates.
They were: Mr. Pope Simmons, who
made the highest honor mark of his
class, Misses Emma Ready, Carrie
Belle Stevens, Mary Waters, Azilee
Yonce, Evelyn Williams, Alma John
son, Leola Maffett and Mr. Clinton
Pardue. Messrs. Willie Franklin and
Joseph Derrick were given certificates
as Latin had not been taken by them
in the regular course. After present
ing the diplomas Prof. Scott gave
some interesting facts about the
school. During the year the school
has made from seventeen to eighteen
units, making it rank with the high
est schools of the State. Fourteen un
its are required to get the assistance
hulu le State-JBoard .of ?550.C0
There are 287 names enrolled. Of
the graduates, 26 have, during the
year been attending some standard
college. This year 7 have graduated
with A. B. or B. S. degree. 4 have
graduated at a standard college in
the time of three instead of four
years. Out of 26 graduates 6 hold
scholarships. Miss Mary Waters will,
in the coming session hold the $100
Converse College scholarship.
Patriotic work has not been for
gotten as the class work was stressed.
For this year $7.000 was invested
by the pupils in Liberty Bonds, "thrift
stamps and War Savings Stamps. Ev
ery child in the school is a member
of the Red Cross and under the direc
tion of one of the teachers, Miss Eva
Rushton, and with Prof. Scott much
good work has been done.
"America" Vas sung by every one,
and with the benediction by Rev.
J. H. Thacker, the exercises came to
Miss Louise Boyd has gene to Ches
ter where she will enjoy a house par
ty with other friends.
Miss Snow Jeffries of Edgefield
is thc guest of Mrs. Robert Long.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton has returned
from the University Hospital, Augus
ta, and has been confined to her bed
for several days.
Mr. W. P. Cassells is having his
home which he recently purchased
from Mrs. Robert Leavell repainted
inside and out. When completed he
and his family will occupy it.
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B. T.
Adams are at home from a visit in
the home of Mrs. Harry C. Strother.
Every one is delighted to see Capt.
John Warren here and to hear him
tell of camp life. He is now stationed
at Camp Sevier.
David Strother of the aviation
corps in Texas, is here for a visit to
his sister, Mrs. J. W. Stirnen. It has
been a year or more since he was here
and every one is glad to grasp his
On last Monday evening little Daw
son, the son of Hon. and Mrs. J. L.
Walker, was carried to the Baptist
Hospital where he was operated on.
He stood the operation well and is
improving1. His mother remained with
him until Friday.
Little Burrell Boatwright who was
operated on about ten days ago for
an abscess on one of his lungs, has
had to under go another operation.
The little fellow is doing as well as
can be expected.
The last meeting of the summer of
the Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
was held Thursday with Mrs. 0.
Black. Mrs. M. T. Turner, presid?
presided, and good reports w
heard from officers and committ?
Historical work was stressed i
books of historical interest had bi
offered for best essays on Rear ?
mirai Raphael Semmes, both in H
School and in the children's chapl
It was hoped that a picture conce
ing the Confederacy could be pla*
in the library of the High Sch<
There were several articles to be s<
from this chapter to the Confeder
Museum in Richmond. The chap
had -placed ten iron crosses dur;
the year at graves of veterans.
The annual picnic for the Conf
erate veterans of Camp McHer
will be held on Thursday, June !
at the home of Mrs. Martha Edwar
Col. R. B. Watson has been invil
to make a talk to the veterans
Mrs. 0. D. Black, as District v:
president, told of the work and t
part this chapter had in furtheri
the causes. Mr. Hoover's "no whes
appeal was read and each memt
pledged themselves to follow out
far as possible, his requests.
Officers for the coming year wc
all re-elected: President, Mrs. M.
Turner; vice president, Mrs. J.
White; rec. secretary, Mrs. Bes;
P. Bean; cor. secretary, Mrs. 0.
Black; treasurer, Mrs. John Wrig?
historian, Miss Zena Payne; glean?
Mrs. Hattie Bruce; librarian, Mi
F. M. Boyd; auditor, Mrs. Charl
Lamb; director C. of C., Mrs. P.
Waters. Before the meeting close
the members were all reminded to j
to the Red Cross rooms the followh
Thursday afternoon to sew as a un
In the account of the last meetii
of the Emily Geiger chapter, tl
name of Mrs. J. L. Walker, vice r
gent, was omitted, when the office
elected were mentioned. '
Miss Bessie Bean is to be congra
? ulated in winning the loving cup o
if ered at_Cqker' College in^ the cl?,
of expression. Miss Bean is gifte
in this art and those who heard h<
on this occasion have spoken in wore
of greatest praise.
In the big campaign for War Sa1
ings Stamps, June 14 to 28, Dr. J. 1
Dobey has been appointed directo
Mrs. J. H. White chairman and Mis
Zena Payne vice chairman. Dr. D<
bey has appointed about 20 youn
ladies and these wil conduct th
booth and aid in the general advei
tisement of the campaign. A canvas
of this school district is being mad
beginning on Monday, that ever
name may be secured.
The Surgical Dressing class ha
received its first order-two case
of the 5-yard gauze rolls. The fae
that only 300 yards of gauze ar
on hand at present, is delaying th
order. During the week those at wor
in the Red Cross rooms have beei
occupied in making 30 pairs of pa
jama suits and have cut 40 pairs o
of underclothing. The box sent of
for May contained 45 pairs of socks
30 pairs of pajamas and 72 be<
shirts. The Philippi and Bethlehen
ladies are also doing a fine work.
Jennie Cassidy's birthday was eel
ebrated by the W.C. T. U. here bj
going out to the County Home am
giving a day to the inmates there
This Union joined in with the Edge
field and Trenton unions. There was
a much larger crowd of interestet
friends than ever before and the coo'
piazza of the home of Mr. John
Scurry, the steward, was filled as
weil as out under a large shade tree.
Visits were made to the homes of thc
inmates and it speaks well for thc
county when it was found that there
were only eleven here. Each one of
these was pleasantly anticipating the
visit and remembered many of the
visitors. They spoke in terms of high
est praise of Mr. Scurry and his
good wife who have looked after
these unfortunates. The houses had
all had a coat of white wash, both
out and inside, and everything was
well kept. The gardens, grain crop
and fruit crop looked very produc
tive. The cows, hogs and chickens
showed that those who were here on
the bounty of Edgefield County were
well cared for. One of the visitors
laughingly remarked that she might
decide to come out for a stay. After
the visits dinner was spread. A box
of picnic dinner and a smaller box
with coil'ee, sugar and a box of
crackers were given to each one and
their buckets were filled with' iced
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Processional of all colleges in Edgefield county wearing their co 1
lege colors, singing college songs.
Presentation of W. C. T. U. prices' in Edgefield county essay con
test, winners seated on the platform^:
Introduction of Celebrities_.. Annie Crouch, Converse Colle ge
Pageant of Colleges Bringi?^.Their Gifts to America :
"America"_.Frances Turrar, Greenville Woman's College
Industry_.j__*J?_Lizzie Kate Anderson, Coker
Youth._.r^<-__.-Janice Morgan, Winthrop
Beauty...Margaret May, Greenville Woman's College
Athletics.__._.;Annie C rouch, A. B. Converse
Learning...:Lr. "...Isabel Bean, A. B.-Coker
Art.-Ouida Pattison, Anderson
Domestic Science.-Anj?e Holmes Harrison, Chicora
Music._.Helen Marsh, Columbia College
Y. W. C. A-......Kathleen Kenrick, Limestone
Piano Solo, "Rondo in C,"_.Beethoven
Ouida Pattison, Anderson College
Reading, "Uncle Dan'l on Conservation".Willie Peak, Winthrop
Piano Solo, "Valcik"..._John Mokery's
Helen Dorn, Normal Music Graduate, Coker
Vocal Solo, "A Red, Red Rose,"_.Frank S. Hastings
Minnie Helena Lanham, A. B. Coker
Piano Solo, "Royal Procession".._Armstrong
Annie Holmes Harrison, Chicora
Chorus, "We Are-a Band of College Girls."
Piano Solo, "Marche Mignonne".....^i^:_._Poldini
Frances Alma DeLoach, Mus. B. Coker
Reading, "Fleurette"....Robert W. Service
Florence Adams Mims, Coker
Chorus, "Marseillaise," in French,........_French Students
Piano Solo, "Venetienne"-__..Benjamin Godard
Genevieve Norri?. Gre? r--;.;.- .Woman's College .
Chorus, "There's a^n^T^g^^fea'"Winding.''
Piano Solo, "Scherzo"._...Chopin
Margaret May, Greenville Woman's College
Chorus, "Smile, Smile, Smile."
In an hour or so the inmates were
all gathered under a large shade tree
and the children of the L. T. L. gave
a little play. There was a patriotic
song and the chilldren in flower cos
tumes, each representing a flower,
did their part well, having been train
ed by Mrs. J. H. White, superintend
ent of the L. T. L. When this was ov
er, their flowers were given to the
inmates in the name of Jennie Cassi
dy, that noble woman who conceived
the idea of bringing good cheer
through flowers. A medal contest was
?held, the participants being from
Johnston and Edgefield, and William
(Wright won the medal.
Before the members of the union
ail left for their homes some of them
were discussing this good place for
Edgefield County's unfortunates, and
someone asked just how long it had
been established. About seventy years
ago William Scott Smyly with Mr.
Johnson, Mr. Avery Bland, Mr. Mil
ledge Weaver and one other gentle
man were discussing some of the
poor of the county and said that some
provision should be made for them.
From this conversation came further
Arlington National Cemetery.
Co. E 37th Engineers.
June 4, 1918.
Along th?: Virginia slopes, oppo
site the city of Washington, rests
22,000 soldiers beneath the sod of
Upon the summit of a mild de
clivity stands the old Custis Lee man
sion which overlooks the city of Wash
ington. The old mansion now is the
home of the keeper of the cemetery.
Around it are great oaks and from
out the green grass beneath, up rears
the monument stone.
In 1861, at the outbreak of the
Civil War, General Lee resigned his
commission to Federal Government
and took up the cause of the Confed
eracy for his native state. During
the same year the Federal Govern
ment confiscated the Lee estate of
HOOacres and in 1864 by an order
of the Secretary of War, 200 acres
were appropriated for a military
cemetery, and it was specified then
that it was for the use of all soldiers
dying in the hospitals of Washington
gentlemen eventually set the plan
afoot and this present site was first
used for the home, and then called
[the "Poor House." The large bell
that is now rung tu summon the in
mates to their meals is the same one
that rang for the first meal ever had
there and was moulded on the plan
tation of Mr. Smyly for this purpose.
In 1883 the government purchas
thou?hts on the subject and these five' , , e *
?ed the confiscated land from George
Washington Curtis Lee.
From time to time since 1864 the
cemetery has been enlarged and at
present occupies something over 400
Macadamized roadways penetrate
the cemetery at all angles and visi
tors pass through daily to place flow
ers on the graves as a rever?nce to
the dead. A beautiful amphitheater
is being erected, of the old Greek
open air style, near the side entrance
as a fit place to pay official tribute
to the military dead.
In the west section of the cemete
ry is a circular roadway some 400
yards in circumference. Within this
circle is a smaller circular concrete
walk. Between the roadway and the
walk rests thc remains of southern
soldiers. This is a beautiful section
A Matrimonial Prize.
A young man who, during his brief
career, had never been required to
do very much labor at home, enlisted
for the present war, and is now in
a training camp "somewhere in Am
erica." A few days ago his mother
received a letter from him in which
he said that he had never worked so
hard in his life, that he had been do
ing kitchen work, making beds, wash
ing and drying dishes, etc., and that
when he returned from the war he
would make some fellow in Califor
of the cemetery. Within the circu
lar walk, on a granite base, is the
monument of the Confederacy.
In bold relief stands out the part
ing of son from father and mother,
nia the very best wife there ever was. j the husband from wife, and the strug
-Los Angeles Times. gie of soldiers. The names of the
following states and the state seals
stand out in bas-relief: North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Gergia, Alabama, Florida, Virginia,
Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, and Ar
On the north side are the words:
"Not For Fame OR Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or. Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood lt.
These Men Suffered All
Dared All-And Died."
On the suoth side:
Oor Dead Heroes
The United Daughters
Of The Confederacy
Victrix Causa Diis Placuit
Sed Vieta Catoni.
The sculptor's name appears near
Rookies are coming into Fort My
er every day and are about to crowd
us out. You should see them the
first few days after they come, with
sore ?rms and sore feet they drag in
to the "Y" at night and tell them
all about it at home. But they are
not sore in spirit-every man is try
ing to become a real soldier and do
credit to his camp.
_ ......... S. B. Townes.
Graduating Exercises of High
The graduating exercises on Wed
nesday evening at the school audi
torium , were intensely interesting
from beginning to end.
Rev. E. C- Bailey invoked the bles
sing, and America was sung. Major
T. J. Lyon, who presided, announced
the names of- the 1918- graduates,
who are as follows: Misses Annie Sue
Broadwater, Velma Cogburn, Lydia
Brunson, Neta Ouzts, Lucile Reel and
Annie May Culbreath The member
of tn, j^k_^^'.i^^^?OT^th?
highest average for the four years
in the High School, was Miss Neta
Ouzts of the McKendree section.
Splendid papers were read by Miss
Broadwater, "The Woman of Yes
terday and Today;" Miss Velma Cog
burn, "The Influence of a Christian
Government on the World;" Miss
Lydia Brunson, "The Constructive
Effect of This War on America."
An original reading was given by
Mis3 Annie May Culbreath, which
was memorized and splelndidly ren
Miss Lucile Reel played a p' >
solo, and the delivery of diplomas
was made by A. S. Tompkins in his
attractive style. He would strain a
point and claim two of the girls for
Meeting Street when the McKendree
neighborhood wished to divide hon
The address was made by Dr. E. P.
Jones. Following this, Mr. A. E. Pad
gett, chairman of the Board of Trus
tees, made his annual report which
is published elsewhere in this issue.
Mr. Padgett commented on the fact
that all the graduates were young
ladies, and. hoped that when the cru
el war was over there would be more
boys to receive diplomas.
Major Lyon made a report of the
number of boys and girls who owned
Liberty Bonds and War Saving and
Thrift Stamps. Miss Edith Ouzts
had bought the largest number of
I War Savings Stamps, having about
$150.00 worth. Over $5,000 was rep
resented in all the three included.
A splendid number of pupils were
reported as members of the Junior
Red Cross, there being 80 per cent,
and about $100 in the treasury.
On the platform during the even
ing were the six graduates, Major
Lyon, Rev. E. C. Bailey, A. S. Tomp
kins, Dr. E. P. Jones L. W. Cheat
ham, A. E. Padgett and W. C. Lynch.
Medals were delivered as follows:
To Clarence Boyd for greatest im
provement in the Graded School, giv
en each year by Dr J. S. Byrd. Miss
Carolee Cogburn for highest average
in the High School, given by Major
Lyon. J. P. Nixon, Jr., highest aver
age in the Graded School, given by
Mr. E. H. Folk.
1st grade-Ruth Lynch.
2nd grade-Eleanor Dunovant.
3rd grade-Frances Wells.
4th grade-Anne Lawton.
5th grade-Isabel Cheatham
Gth grade-Mary Lyon.
RED OAK GROVE.
Business Session of Missionary
Society. Y. W. A. Will
Meet With Miss Ma
On account of the delightful wea
ther last Sunday after the refreshing
showers, our Sunday School attend
dance was larger than usual. Anoth- ..'
er feature that we noticed was tht
presence of every officer and teacher.
The bible class teacher, Mr. G. W.
Bussey, proved himself well prepared.
on the lesson, handling the subject in -
such a manner that all could see the
distinction between real repentance
and surface sorrow.
The W. M. U. held a short business
session after Sunday School and
a good collection was taken. We were
glad to have Mrs. Sallie Mims with
us again. She brought a message
from Circle No. 3. We feel sure their
work will accomplish much good as :
it is being discharged in the face of
discouragement, through faith.
The Y. W. A. will hold their month
ly meeting with Miss Mamie Bussey
on Sunday, the 16th. Her friends are
delighted that she has returned from
the hospital and is doing so well.
Mrs. Maggie Griffis returned home
from a pleasant visit to her daughter
Mrs. Trapp McManus at Edgefield.
Mr. Fred Mims was cordially greet
ed and welcomed home for a five
day's furlough from Camp Sevier.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Agqer, accompa
nied by Mr. and Mrs. Holland of
Graenwood, spent last Sunday at.
Camp Jackson with Mr. John Agner..
Mrs. Charley Hammond has been
quite sick again but will not have to
undergo surgical treatment as was
greatly feared at first. She had as
guests Idst Sunday Mir. and Mrs. O. 0
Timmerman, Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
Clegg, Mr. and Mrs. Clement, Mrs.
Eva Bussey and Mrs. Lamb. j
Miss Marie Hamilton and Miss
Kathleen Kenrick attended the Eed
Hil! Y. W..A last Sunday.
We appreciated the presenceSrf
the district chairman of the War
"Savings Stamps committee, Mr.
George Bussey of Flat Rock, at the
meeting held last Friday at the Court
House. Dr. Jones' remarks, the ear
nest prayer by Mr. Shannonhouse
and the stern facts so earnestly pre
sented by our county chairman, Mr.
E. J. Mims, should stimulate all who
were present to feel the importance
of co-operation by every individual
in the success of the drive, beginning
next week for War Savings Stamps.
Miss Sarah Collett, the county
chairman of Red Cross woman's work
will organize next Saturday after
noon, the 15th, the ladies of this
community, so that we may do morii
efficient work. We urgently insist
that the women and girls come and
hear the message Miss Collett will
bring. We often have these appeals
made for our presence and our gifts
also, from the Government. Much
more can be demanded of us if we do
not heed the appeals made. May each
individual be proud to do all in his
or her power and may our dear Fath
er above make us believe he is the
Leader. Then we will rejoice in hav
ing yielded to the service where He'
Waiting for Him.
"When are you going to fix that
front fence, Hiram?" said the farm
"Oh, next week when Silas comes
home from college." ,
"But what will the boy know about
fixing the fence, Hiram?"
"He ought to know a heap. He
wrote me that he'd been taking fenc
ing lessons for a month."-Country
7th grade-Clarence Boyd.
Highest Average in Graded School.
2nd grade-John Nixon, 96 5-9
3rd grade-Effie Allen Lott, 94.6
4th grade-Clyde Arthur and Ju
lia Strom, 91.
5th grade-Robert Tompkins, 96
6th grade-Isabel Byrd, 95.
7th grade-Mitchell Wells, 94.
Highest Average in High School.
1. Carolee Cogburn-94.94
2. Frances Jones-93.90
3. Velma Cogburn-93.80
4 Lois Minis-93. S
5. Margaret Blocker-92.05
6. Edwin Folk-91.83 j
7. Hob Byrd-91.80