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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1919
New Century Club Meets.
Medal Contest Sunday
On last Tuesday evening, in the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Sam
Wolfe, occurred the marriage of Miss
Belle Steinhart, to Mr. Morris Daitoh
of Edgefi?ld, the ceremony being per
formed by the Rabbi of Aiken.
The wedding was a very quiet one,
owing to the fact that about two
hours before the ceremony, Mr.
Wolfe received a telegram stating
the death of his father at Aiken. On
ly a few relatives and invited guests
Mr. and Mrs. Daitch had intended
tabing a bridal tour, but after the
sad occurrence, they remained here
for a few day's, then went to Edge
field, the home of the groom
Mr. John Wright who was operated
on for appendicitis at thc University
Hospital, is improving "and in a week
or two may return to his home.
Mrs. J. D. Bartley is at home from
Waynesboro, Ga., where she has been
recuperating after a month's stay in
the Hospital where she underwent an
The union meeting of this division,
Ridge Associaton, will be held Satur
day and Sunday at Speig-iers. Eight
delegates from the Baptist church
here have been appointed. The Bap
tist church vas organized about two
years ago, and is on the railway be
tween here and Saluda, so it will be
possible for any who wish to attend,
to go on the trian on Saturday, there i
beir?g no schedule for Sunday.
Miss Emma Bouknight is at home ;
from Charleston where she visited
her cousin, Miss Mary Poppenheim.
Miss Poppenheim, President Gen
eral, U. D. C., has appointed Miss
Bouknight her personal page for the
coming convention at Louisville, Ky.,
this occasion to be at an early date.
- Miss Fannie Ferrell has returned,
from Danville, Va., after a visit of j
Mr. Fulton, of Danville, Va., is vis-1
jting his daughter, Mrs. W. S.
Mrs. D. W. Kellar has been in !
Greenville for the past two weeks at I
the bedside of her mother, who has j
been in a very serious state, one of
her lower limbs having to be ampu
Miss Martha Reese, of Columbia is
visiting Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Dr. John W. Mobley of Milledge
ville, Ga., was a visitor in the home
of his father, Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Dr. W. S. Stone, of Greenville, was
here during the week.
Mrs. S. G Mobley will go to Halls
ville this week to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine.
The medal contest which was held
Sunday evening in the Baptist church
was one that everyone enjoyed, and
no doubt much sentiment for the
cause, which these participants repre
sented, was created.
The young folks were mostly mem
bers of the L. T. L. or Junior Branch
of the W. C. T. U. and Mrs. J. H.
White, leader of the L. T. L., not only
had the local members but there were
contestants from Edgefield and Salu- !
Mrs. White trained the young
folks well, and as each one was heard
it was felt that they should have a ;
The exercises were presided over
by Rev. W. S. Booke, the scripture
read by Rev. H. B. White of Saluda, j
and prayed offered by Rev. Knee
land of Trenton.
There were four contests. The first
was in declamation for silver medal,
the contestants being Jimmie Thrail
kill, Louise Crouch, Helen Walker,
Annie Rhoden, Vernon Sawyer and
The judges, for th:j were Rev.
.White, Miss Rook,McCoy and Mr. J.
C. Lewis, who decided on number 6,
Louise Jenes, who received the silver
The second contest was in voice
for a silver, medal. Contestants : Inez
Rhoden, Leon Fulmer, Vera Coon,
Carrie Thrailkill, Mary Walker and
Marion Boyd. Judges: Mesdames J.
L. Mims, W. J. Hatcher and W. F.
Scott, who decided in favor of num
ber 1, Inez Rhoden.
Third contest was in declamation
for gold medal. Contestants: Mitchell
Wells, Vivian Edwards, Cooper White
and William Wright and Miss Martha
Reese. The judges were Mrs. Lon
Crouch, Rev. D. H. Kellar and Dr.
Smith. Number 1, Mitchell Wells, was
awarded the gold medal.
Fourth Contest was in voice for
gold medal. Contestants: Miss Corrie
Cheatham and Dozier Tompkns of
Edgefield. Judges, Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillman, Mrs. J. L. Walker and J. A.
Lott. Number 2, Dozier Tompkins,
won the medal.
The medals were all presented in
a very happy manner, and although
only one could .receive in each ccn
est, those who did not, seemed glad
to have their young friends be so
The day was Temperance Sunday
and nc batter way could have been
arranged for the occasion than this.
The New Century Club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs H. D. Grant,
and many matters concerning club
welfare were discussed.
$7.50 was given toward the fund
to aid the appointed commission in
the waging of war against illiteracy.
In the movement for introducing
scientific and systematic gardening
in the schools, the' club voted to place
the force of its influence.
A contribution wi! be given to aid
in maintainng the negro tubercular
.camp, the matter being presented in
a communication from Mrs. Rembert,
Field Secretary, S. C. Sanitarium.
Delegates were elected to State
Federation to be held in Winthrop
College, Rock Hill.
Miss Clara Sawyer, as president,
will attend, Mrs. H. D. Grant being
elected with Mrs. J. H. White as al- i
The program was a very profitable i
and splendid one, arranged by Mrs. I
J. A. Lott, the subject was "Others," j
and papers were read oh what the
club" could do for others, as club v/o-.j
men, through the Red Cross and j
through the Department of Health. '
Sweet music added to the program,
the, song "Others," being one of the
There wer.2 several visitors present
to enjoy the program and social pe
riod. " . ? .
The hostess served a delicious salad
course with etiffee..
Mrs. W. S. Hand and her daughter,
Mrs. George Nickerson have been
spending the past week in the home
of Mrs. Fannie Nickerson. Prof.
Hand and Mr. Nickerson joined them
here on Sunday, the party returning j
to Columbia in the afternoon.
Rev. Malon Padgett is spending.
a while with his daughter, Mrs. Ada j
Mrs. F. S. Jefferson was quite sick :
during the past week, but is now able j
to be up again.
At the Civic League Meeting. V
? The Civic League is very much I ?
concerned about the subject of a rest L
room for the convenience of the peo- L
pie from the :ountry, and any chance .
visitor to our town. They have a plan ;
on foot to provide for temporary1,
quarters, but should this fail, they j j
are ready for suggestions from any- j
body wh o is enough interested to !.
communicate with any member of ,
the League. jj
The- Library is also in the hands of ? j
the League now, and Miss Abney will j
soon have in a new list of books. In
a few days plan.; will be perfected j
for a social afternoon, and all the
friends of progress and civic better
ment are urged to accept our invita- 1
ton to visit the Library and become ;
an interested helper in a good cause. ,
The second week in April has been u
chosen as "clean up week." By the j
latter part of the week we hope every
b )dy will be ready for the inspection. '
Mrs. J. G. Edwards and Mrs. Bett's 1
Cantelou will appoint the committees. :
Look for them next week.
Mrs. Will Lott and Miss Virginia
Addison have charge of the porch
boxes this year. Send in your names. '
The list will be published-see that
yours is on. If not, notify either of 1
these ladies. Last year there was
some confusion for which we are
Next week wr!l have particulars
look out for the paper.
Ladies* Ready to Wear Depart
We carry the largest stock of la
dies' and misses' dresses than ever be
fore. We have over two hundred
dresses to select from, in georgette,
crepe de chine and messaline. Prices
from $7.50 to $40.00.
Jewish Relief Work.
In order to relieve the suffering a
mong the J^ews of Europe, especially
in Poland, Lithuania, Galicia, Pales
tine, Turkey and Serbia, where six
million are dying of starvation, the
people of the United States will raise
$35,000,000 It behooves us, the peo
ple of America, who have suffered
but little from the world war to come
to the relief of those who are in the
war-stricken lands. South Carolina
will be asked to contribute its share
and we believe the people will re
spond to this appeal as they have
done to every other worthy appeal.
The manager of the State cam
paign, Mr. August Kohn, has request
ed me to act as chairman for Edge
field county, this county being asked
to contribute the small sum of
$1,000. I have appointed the follow
ing gentlemen to solicit and receive
money for the relief of the suffering
in Europe in their respective commu
John?.i,on^J. L. Walker, H. G.
Philippi-L. D. Holmes, GeorgexW.
Harmony-W. H. Smith, W. G.
Trenton-W. W. Miller, Geo. T.
Kora's Creek-S. E. Mays.
McKendree-J. M. Shaffer, W. E.
Ropers-Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Antioch-C. C. Jones, W. F. West.
Edgefield-E. J. Norris, W. J.
Collier-H. W. McKie, T. M.
Red Hill-H. E. Quarks, R. M.
Red Oak Grove-T. W. Lamb, Geo.
W. Bussey, Jr.
Cleora-C. M. Williams, L. R.
Gilgal-M. B. B\_J, J. J. Grims.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmerman,
Dr. J. H. Self.
Meeting Street-J. K. Allen, J. H.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash, J. D:
Meriwether-H. F. Cooper, J. O."
The Advertiser will contain a full
er notice next week concerning the
?reat need of the suffering Jews in
the countries devastated by war.
J. L. MIMS.
Death of Mr. Byron West
After being ill but a short time,
Mr. Byron West died at his home in
the '? Berea-Pleasant Lane section
Thursday afternoon, ?acute indiges
tion being the cause of his death. His
sickness was of such a short duration
that very few people knew anything
of it until his death was announced,
ile was born and reared in the com
munity in which he died, where he
Brill be missed by his friends and the
people generally. The funeral was
conducted at Berea church Friday
afternoon, the Rev. H. B. White of
Mr. West is survived by his mother,
Mrs. Mary J. West, one sister, Mrs.
Mary Emma Etheredge and one
brother, Mr. Frank West, who resides
Will Record Soldiers.
Our young men who so nobly gave
themselves im defense of our land
md country are now being dischargr
sd from the army. In my opinion it
would be a good thing if there could
be a permanent record kept of these
j/oung men. Many of them will lese
or let be destroyed their discharges
in some way. So if all of them who
have their discharges will file them
with me, I will record them in a book
which I will arrange for the purpose
and will do so free of charge to them.
A permanent record of these dis
charges may some day be of value to
them to say nothing of the informa
tion it will be to future generations.
W. B. Cogburn,
Clerk of Court.
The Fillion Concert Party.
The Fillion Party is composed of
three high class artists. Mr. Fillion
can make his violin talk. He posesses
a Du Salo violin that was two hun
dred years old when the Declaration
of Independence was signed.
They will be with us on April 9th.
See next week's issue.
Interesting Occasion. h
The lower grades of the Edgefield ,fc
school gave a very delightful hour to
their comrades of the higher grades :r
on Tuesday morning when the follow
ing charming little people gave a;11
program. Rev. A. L. Gunter presided in
over thp exercises. j*'
Quack! yuac'k! (song), Janie Ed-1
I wards and Maurice Rubenstein.
Three's A Problem (song), Effie
Allen Lott, Margaret Lyon, Lucy
Scurry,'T. A. Broadwater, Janie Ed-i'1
wards,.Lucy McManus, John Nixon, | j!
Carolyn Dorn, George Edward Shep-^.
pard, Lois Cogburn, J? R. Timmer- '
man and Fitzmaurice Byrd.
The Little Pigs (recitation), Ned
Duet, Margaret Strom and Eliza
Bo-P.eep (recitation), Clara Mor
I Want to see the . Wheels go !
Round, John Mundy.
The Shadow (recitation), George
Edward Sheppard. .
The Woodpecker (reading), Ma
We are Like the Flowers (song), j I
Lemie Prescott, Martha Thurmond,
?Mary Thurmond, Margaret Strom,
j Elizabeth Johnson, June Nicholson,
?Mary Lynch, Mazie Kemp, Janie
?Hume, Alice Hume, Margie Prescott,
jj R. Timmerman, Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Frances Louise Townsend.
Atibe close of the above program,
Mrs. J. L. Mims introduced the three
young people who had won in the
two gold medal contests at the John
ston Baptist church on Sunday even
ing, under the auspices of the W. C.
Corrie Cheatham who had won sil
ver medals in declamation and for
singing, . sang "The. Kn ct of White b
Ribbon." .Mitchell Wells gave the
medal winning selection, "Our Coun-'c
jtry," and Dozier Tompkins who won \1
'? the gold medal in song rendered this
for the pleasure of his fellow stu
det&s, "Brighter Days are Coming
f<- .'. ....
Honor Roll-Edgefield High
and Graded School.
Mary Lorene Townsend je
Third Grade. jf
Rebecca Arthur * ?j
Carolyn Dorn V
Janie Hume I '
Mazie Kemp . t .
George Edward Sheppard
J R. Timmerman
Effie Allen Lott s
June Nicholson 1 ]
Mary Lilly Byrd
Felicia Minis i ;
Isabelle Byrd .
Elizabeth Lott '.' j *
Eighth Grade. ' ^
Robert Ouzts \ \ 1
George Evans 1
Mitchell Wells li
Ninth Grade. ; ! I
William Folk 1
Helen Harris ' c
Geneva Quarles J s
Mattie Timmerman ';
Ralph Byrd ! ".'
There is No Escape.
There afe three passages, one writ
ten in Palestine, one in India, and
one in Greece, form the Psalms, from
Buddha and from Plato, all teaching
that moral law is everywhere and
that* there is no escape from the ef
fect of evil deeds. The triple coinci
dence is enforced, so to speak, by the
striking similarity of expression.
The first is from Psalms, 89th;
7-10, "Whither shall I go from thy
spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence? If I ascend up into
heaven, thou art there; if I make my
ted in hell, thou art there. If I take \ '
rings of the morning and dwell in
he uttermost parts of the sea; even
here shall thy hand lead me and thy
ight hand shall hold me."
From Buddha's Aphorisms: "Not
i the heavens, O man not in the
lidst of the sea, not if thou hidest
hyself in the clefs of the mountains,
rilt thou find a place where thou
anst escape from the effect of thine
wn evil actions."
From Plato: "Never wilt thou be
orgotten by the justice of the gods;
ot when by making thyself insigni
cent thou dcscendest down under?
he ground, nor when by making thy
elf high thou flyest up -to heaven,
rilt thou be able to escape the pun
.hment thou deservest, whether thou
tayest here or are carried away to
tades or are transferred to a place
till more desolate." .
All three teach the idea of no es
ape from the evil deed.., but in only
ne, the Psalms, is there a ray of
ope or comfort, no matter where
even there shall thy hand lead me
nd thy right hand hold me." -
nteresting Letter From Stan
more Townes Who is in the
New Port News, Va.,
March 20, 1919.
Eleven days ago the 37th sailed
rom St. Nazaire on the Princess Ma
oika. She arrived in New Port News
t 8 o'clock this morning.
The U. S. S. Princess Matoika and
he U. S. S. Rinjdam, on which was a
art of the old 30th Division, had a
eek to neck race across the'Atlantic,
'he Rinjdam got an hour's start on
he Princess Matoika at St. Nazaire
nd beat the lattef boat across by a
- We crossed the Bay of BIs:ay and
ame by the Azores then "westward to
Jew Port News.
The old Bay of Biscay was pretty
ough so the second day out at sea
he fishes were well fed.
A Georgia soldier of extremely
Lark Jiue belonging to a certain, eas-.
?al company, stood at the " rail just
fter breakfast with his mess icit in
me hand and his other grappling the
ail. The boat gave a dive to star
ioard and then a lurch to port-the
low dipped down and a big wave I
wept over the deck-then this sov
reign son of Georgia lost his break
ast. Two sailors stood near by: "Bet i
rou two bits, mate, he heaves again." |
'Bet you two he doesn't." The latter j
ador lost his two bits. The two eyed
he negro closely and the second bets
he first: "Four bits he heaves a
"Four bits he doesn't."
The boat tossed pretty badly a" cl
he old negro gave up the last bit of
lis breakfast to the sea.
So while the sailors gambled on the
icean's actions on the negro's stom
ich, the old negro, after disposing of j
di his breakfast, threw his mess kit
?verboard also: "I'se dune wid you,
io more need fur mess kit on dis
On arriving at New Port'News the
ioldiers on the Princess Matoika.were
velcom?d by a big band. And as we
liked through town to camp we were
sheered by the people who lined the I
treets and given a rousing welcome, i
The townspeople rushed up to the j
ong column to hands as we marched
Thc regimental formation was al
nost broken at one time-such a
?urrah and continued cheering.
We stay for a day or so then go to
lifferent camps to get our discharges,
is the 37th is made up of men from
ivery state in the Union.
- . S. B. Townes.
We, the undersigned merchants of
he town of Edgefield agree to close
ur places of business at 7 o'clock
new time) during the months of
Lpril and May and through the
lonths of Jaine, July and August we
nil close at G:30 (new time).
Dorn and Mims.
Reynolds and Padgett.
W. H. Turner. .
E. S. Rives.
. J. Rubenstein.
lures ?!? Sores, ?.?.ui Hz. IJL^? ifen't CI?I?,
'he worst cants, nc .*:?.:.<.: o', hci !or.;r standing
re cured by tho wonderful, old reliable Di ]
.otter's Antiseptic J?e.i?i'-,- oil. It reJievci
.oin and Incal? at th-,- minn > 25c. ;uc. SLC
School Making Good Record.
Citizens Work the Public
Road. Grain Looking
The farmers of Cleora are making
zood of this, the first open weather
,ve have had this year when the
ground would do to plow, break and
prepare for planting, but am sorry
^ou are still having rains around
Our supervisor promised us if we
tvould fill up the bad holes in the road
from Cleora to Edgefield he would
send one of the road scrapes and a
few hands and clean out the ditches
ind scrape the road. On the 13th, we
corked the road with fifty or sixty
bands, white and colored, and filled
ill bad holes from the Martin Town
cuid to the .fohn Hill place, and Mr.
iroadwater said he would be here
soon Friday morning with the scrape
if it didn't rain, but the scrape hasn't
gotten here yet, so we think it must
be raining down there for we know
be wouldn't break a promise. If you
;ee him, tell him it is dry up here and
ive are still looking for the scrape.
Mr. N. D. Robertson is up from
Augusta visiting his daughter, Mrs
P. B. Thomas.
Mr. W. P. Brunson is improving
slowly, is able to be up and ride a
Mrs. L. R. Brunson is spendrig a
few days with her father, Mr. M. A.
Mims, who has been right siek for the
last few weeks.
The Brunson School which is being \
taught by Miss Patrick and Miss
Lowry is getting along nicely. Only
lost three days on account of influ
enza since it commenced last Novem
ber. There have been no serious cases
imong the whites in this community.
The stork visited Mr. and Mrs. B.
E. Timmerman recently a?d present
ed them with a fine little girl.
I have never seen grain erops look
ing better at this time- of the year.
With favorable weather from now on,
think we will make a full crep of oatr .
and wheat on what was sown.
L. R. Brunson, Jr., came home last'
week with his discharge from the
navy. We hope by June all ?ur boy?
will be back.
Most of the farmers around here
are at sea on the cotton seed ques
tion. We expected to swap seed for
meal for fertilizer, or sell seed and
buy fertilizer. Now we can't sell seed.
They are most too expensive to use
for manure, so we don't know what
to do with them.
Only two white farmers in this'
school district refused to sign the
cotton pledge. .
Since the weather opened up we
are having a good Sunday School at
our school house and a good Sunbeam
Cleora, S. C.
A Notice to the Colored People
of Edgefield County.
In connection with the previous no
tice in last week's papers, we again
extend a cordial invitation to the col
ored people of the county and sur
rounding communities to attend the
meeting to be held at Macedonia Bap
tist Church at ?dgefield at ll o'clock
on April 4th, for the purpose of
outlining a reconstruction program,
upon which to lay the basis to bring
about a better understanding be
tween the races financially, industri- '
ally and economically.
We also extend a hearty welcome
to our white friends to be present
and co-operate with us in this move
ment of vital interest to both races.
There will be thoughts extracted
from the best local talent of the
After the program has been com
pleted, there will be an open forum
for general suggestions and discuss
ions. Many of the soldiers who have
seen service will make short talks.
Prof. W. -E. Parker,
Mrs. W. P. Simkins,
Mr. M. J. Strother,
Miss Corinne Johnson,
J. S. Ramey.
Committee on Program.
FOR SALE: Nineteen thorough
ored 0. I. C. pigs, now rjady for de
livery. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.