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Frances Willard Day Obsei
ed at School.
It was a great joy to me to
present at the opening of our Hi
and Graded School on Friday mo:
ing and take a part in the observar
of Frances Willard or Temperar
Day. This day was set apart in 19
-at the session of the General Asse
bly as a day when the subject of t<
perance could be brought home
the children and young people, a d
? when the teachers all over our Sta
could get assistance and sympat
from the outside in carrying on th<
work of teaching the ill effects
bad habits, and when the childr
could do memory work which w
make an indelible and at the sar
time beneficial impression on th<
young and growing minds and hear
The programs were not reai
quite in time for very effective wo
to be done in all the schools, but
the Edgefield school the faculty w
interested and the various cia
rooms were the scene of some sen
ment-making work on the part of tl
On the invitation of Prof. Brooii
I was very glad to be able to talk.
the chapel exercises on the Life ai
? Work of Frances Willard and wh
her life had meant toward aiakh
this world better for children to li1
"~" Fitzmaurice Byrd was called to t;
platform and told what General Pe
shing said about alcoholic drinl;
that this evil was more formidab
to his men than the German arm
and Fitzmaurice said that if Gener
Pershing thought that way, 1
. agreed with him and expected to 1
the kind of soldier this great man e:
pected him to be.
'George Edward Sheppard gave tl
views of Josephus Daniels of tl
Navy, who would not let his me
have intoxicants of any kind, an
George Edward agreed and said thi
whatever was good enough for J<
sephus Doniels to believe was goo
enough for him. The views of Joh
Wannamaker and Thomas Ediso
were given, the latter saying t
Frances Willard on one occasion tha
he valued his mind too highly t
drink alcoholic liquors. He also sai
that along with intoxicants the cig?
rette was a kindred spirit, and tha
those who used them might well loo
forward to becoming a vicious an:
Prof. Brooks read very appropri
ate passages of scripture on this sut
ject and enforced these lessons, b;
his words of counsel and admonition
.He said that some of the High Schoo
boys who had been smoking some
had .promised him that they wouli
leave it off and try to be an exampl
to the younger boys. The boys wer
told too, that it is against the law o
the great Commonwealth of Soutl
Carolina for anyone to sell cigarette
paper or tobacco in any form to boy
under eighteen, also against the lav
to give it away or cause anyone ti
have it, so that in buying it, they ari
the part of merchants who should bi
the exemplar of the younger genera
tion in the enforcement of law an<
After the chapel exercises, I visit
ed several rooms and saw interesting
exercises. Miss Padgett had the nam?
of Frances Willard written on th?
blackboard and observed the day bj
reading from the life of Frances Wil
lard. In Miss Katherine Mims_ roon
there was an acrostic made of th(
name .Frances Willard., in which th?
following took part: Effie Allen Lott
Munroe Swearingen, Percy McCarty
T. C. Robinson, Lemie Prescott,
Frances Wells, Juanita Hightower
Mary Lynch, June Nicholson, Odessa
Covar, Frances Townsend, Marjorie
Gray, Margaret Lyon and others.
Margaret Strom and Marth?
Thurmond gave a selection, each on
After visiting this room, I went
into the first grade over which Miss
Catherine Earle presides. Here I en
joyed hearing the following little
girls and boys read: -Mary and Mar
tha Gibson, -Carrol and Ruth Kemp,
Frances and Cornelia Prescott, An
nie Nicholson, Hattie Jones, Robert
Davis, George Irvine Cantelou, Phil
McCarty, Sec and Cecil Thompson,
Almina Swearingen and Esther
Daitch. They sang a prayer in con
cert, all the little boys and girls in
the grade, and I told them I didn't
know which I would rather be, the
dear little children with such a lovely
teacher, or the teacher with such
happy and beautiful children Each
teacher was given a picture of Fran
ces Willard which she could place in
her room for the day.
Fourteen other states have set
apart this day to be observed in mern
ory of Frances Willard, America's
greatest woman, and are thus prov
ing that the world is grateful to
those who live and die for a great
MRS. J. L, MIMS.
The Re-Union in Atlanta.
The re-union in Atlanta was a
complete success from every angle.
The governor and the mayor gave us
the keys of the city and the people of
Atlanta gave the old boys, upon
whose heads the snow that never
melt hath fallen, a touching greet
j The flag of the United States flut
tered beside the "Stars and Bars"
and told the story of what was, and
what is-one flag, one country and
This re-union will be cherished as
one of the precious events of my life.
The welcome was without qualifica
tion or mental reservation, the free
dom of the city, the hospitality of
the people to tr J men who wore the
gray. The doors of the city swung
wide open to us. Atlanta did her
self proud in the liberal reception
she gave these bullet-scarred vet
erans. I have attended many re-un
ions and recall none where every de
jtail was so perfectly carried out,
such hospitality shown on every hand
while we were there and it made
each one of us feel that we were in
the house of our friends. So we come
with our gloves off and hat in hand,
and bow our thanks with our love to
the city of Atlanta and all who dwell
within her gates. We carry sweet
memories of this grand occasion with
us as a loving token on the mile-post
The most inspiring sight of the
re-union was to see those graceful
and cultured girls (God bless them)
marching in the parade with the vet
erans, glad to pay this honor to the
men who helped to write the most
brilliant page in all military history;
and who made the women of the
South greater in their courage, fidel
ity and sacrifice, than the women of
Saragossa or the .Hebrew matrons
and maidens who helped defend the
Holy City against the legions of Ves
It was a thrilling contrast in line
this morning, of now and fifty years
ago; enfeebled men, some of them on
their last march; the bands played
the old tunes and the new. How the
music stirred me and those about
?me; how it quickened the foot-steps
! of aged men who passed in review;
how memories crowded one upon the
! other and marched us out of the pres
ent into the long ago. Again I see
General Pick t charge up the rocky
side of Get; xiurg; I picture Stone
wall Jackson as he fell at Chancel
lorsville, Lee at Appomattox, Stuart
and Forrest as they led their cavalry
men with charges that no latter day
warriors will never excel.
I spent two weeks in Atlanta and
had a good time.
I must telLyou about the grand
ball given the boys in gray. I met my
brother, his wife and sponser, from
St. Petersburg, Fla., and the charm
ing yodng lady asked me to dance
with her. I said "My young friend, I
never have danced, but if you will
tell me just how to shuffle my feet, I
will dance with you to-night." So I
took her arm and was up on the
game. She told me that I understood
the shuffle better than any one she
had ever known, never to have
danced before. When the music stop
ped, an old man, General Dupont of
the Texas division, came up to where
we were talking, dressed in his long
"jim-swinger" of gray, with stars
and bars on his collar, gold lace on
his sleeves, badges galore on his
breast and-"Miss, will you dance
with me?" "No," said the little spon
ser from the Flowerland, "I have my
partner," and I said "Amen!"
Then I told the general that back
in the "sixties" the private could not
hold his hand with the captains', ma
jors' and generals' but I have it on
you to-night, "bud."
I said three cheers for the grace
ful, cultured sponser from Florida,
the land of the roses.
I told the lady that I suspected I
j would be turned out of the syna
gogue for dancing, but if I do, I'll
join the Baptist-most of them
j dance, and I'll be in the "boat"
An honest confession is good for
(the soul, and if anyone doubts my
word about dancing, ask Jim Tomp
kins and Nick Broadwater, Nick held
'my hat and cane and we danced on.
But we were excusable for we were
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
The compulsory school attendance
law requires that all children be
tween the ages of eight and f ourtj
years shall attend school four,
secutive months. To better
convenience of all conce
apply the law from Nc
1919, to March 1, 1920./
is in session for less
months, attendance for
W. W. FULLER,"
Co. Supt. Education.
To The Citizens of Edgefield
It is obligatory upon the citizens
of our county to raise its apportion
ed quota relative to the State Memo
rial Fund, and as the 11th day of No
vember has been fixed as the closing
day for raising this amount, I again
appeal to the people that they consid
er this matter most seriously, and not
permit it to pass by unpaid.
The Legislature of our State pro
vided for the raising of this fund,
and as our county is to have a "sec
tion" or "alcove" set apart to it in
this perpetual historical building, I
do not see how our people could af
ford to allow Edgefield County to re
ceive this token of honor unpaid for.
If this appeals to your pride and
patriotism, send your contribution to
once to me that I can report same to
our State Chairman; our time is
short, so act immediately.
Next week I shall publish a list of
names of all contributors to the
Memorial Fund showing amounts
subscribed to date.
Will hold a Memorial meeting at
Cleora School House next Sunday P.
M. at 3 o'clock.
I shall publish in the special "Hon
or Roll" of next week's paper the
name of every child under 15 years
of age who shall send me SI.00 be
tween this and Tuesday of next week
to be applied to this fund.
J. H. CANTELOU,
False Rumor Corrected.
The impression is out that we are
not booking any more orders for
Ford cars. This is a mistake. Place
your order with us NPW and it will
be filled in its turn. Better place or
der now for a 1920 Spring car.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Most laxatives and cathartics af
ford only temporary relief and
should be used only for that purpose.
When you want permanent relief
take Chamberlain's Tablets and be
careful to observe the directions with
each package. These tablets not only
move the bowels, but improve the ap
petite and strengthen the digestion,
erally respond to this appeal of the
Mrs, Otis M obley of Heath Springs
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Pleasant Lane News.
Mr? and Mrs. Albert. Stewart, were
week-end guests in the home of Mr.
and^ Mrs. N. F. Manly.
The many friends of Mr. Bud Tim
merman are glad to see him out
again after an illness of several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Zonnie Dorn are re
joicing over the birth of a son.
Mr. Rob Harling has accepted a
position in Greenwood and will move
his family there in a short time.
Mr. M. Seigler of Cleora, was a
visitor in our community during the
The people in our neighborhood
are looking forward to Mr. G. M.
Timmerman'r old-fashioned corn
shucking. When we think of the
chicken pies, stacks of juicy potato
custards and the many other good
things that go with these shuckings,
we're so very thankful that the boll
weevil can't eat corn.
Mr. G. C. Timmerman of Callison
spent Sunday with relatives here.
Messrs. S. T. Williams, J. C. Wil
liams and J. W. Parkman attended
the fair in Columbia last week.
Miss Sallie- Smith of Red Hill ar
rived Sunday afternoon and opened
Pine Grove school Monday morning.
OH! MY BACK!
The Expression of Many a Kid
ney Sufferer in Edgefield.
A stubborn backache is cause to
suspect kidney trouble. When the
kidneys are inflamed and swollen,
stooping brings a sharpe twinge in
the small of the back, that almost
takes the breath away. Doan's Kid
ney Pills revive sluggish kidneys-re
lieve aching backs. Here's Edgefield
Mrs Mattie Sharp, 4 Battle Road,
says: "About two years ago I was
down with my back, so bad I often
had to crawl on my hands and knees
wheai I had to go upstairs. Dizzy
?iered me, too and some
nesH it felt as if the bed
nd. I tried many rem
. fing relief until fi-!
?Jg?s Kidney Pills]
I had taken
; T?ci /ers- Don,t
?-the 3ame that
buffalo, N. Y.
You take no chances when you trade with us, for we sell the best merchandise
at the LOWEST PRICES.
That is Our Motto
We charge you a reasonable price on every article we sell.
Having on hand a large and complete stock of men's and ladies'
ready-to:wear, and shoes that we bought early at lower prices
than to-day, we are glad to offer you our merchandise at the
Lowest prices. ;
Surprising values. A large assortment of Polo cloths,
woolens, broadcloths and plushes. They are pleated,
belted and plain, Colors: Brown, green, ulack, blue
and others-at greatly reduced prices.
A visit to our store will convince you of our good values.
The latest fall styles-all well tailored and attractive.
Cheaper than you can buy elsewhere.
Gentlemen, we are ready to show you our latest fall styles
in men's suits. If you want a good suit at a very mod
erate price we have it.
Protect your health. Get a good woolen sweater and
keep warm. We carry a large assortments of sweaters
for every member in the family. Cotton ' and woolen
suits. All styles and all colors. The low prices wjll
Peters "Diamond Brand" Shoes. Every pair solid
leather throughout. We have a "Diamond Brand" shoe
for every one. and a price for every purse.
We carry a complete line of the famous Walk-Over shoes. There are none
better made. Ali the latest styles for ladies and gentlemen. If you want
good shoes for your children we have them.
The Store That Saves You Money
carefully examined and
glasses properly fitted for
all errors of sight which
glasses will correct.
GEORGE F. MIMS
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
I will sell at public outcry to the
highest bidder at my home Saturday,
November 1, one mule eight years
old, one horse nine years old, one
horse four years old, two wagons,
one buggy, one cow, 125 bushels of
good ear corn, 1,000 bundles of fod
der and farm implements.
Colliers, S. C.
If you anticipate the erection of a
Marble or Granite Monument, mark
er or Headstone, it will be to your
adventage to consult us.
Splendid assortment finished mon
uments ready for lettering.
Workmanship and materials first
class, prices reasonable.
Granite copings, Iron fencing, etc.
S. R. KELLY & SON,
I wlil be glad to communicate
with those who comtemplate doing
any kind of building. Can furnish es
timates and will contract to do the
work in a satisfactory manner. .
E. P. ARTHUR.
Do you need a trunk? We have a
large stock to select from.
QUARLES' VARIETY STORE.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
STRAYED: Sunday night from'
our lot a light sandy sow that will
weigh between 160 and 200 pounds,
mg, fishing and trespassing m every ^ information m be appreciated.
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed this
notice will be prosecuted under the
MRS. M. J. NORRIS.
Keep an eye on Edgefield and
watch it grow.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Sand the Track
When a locomotive engineer starts up a grade with a
heavy load he first sands the track. This keeps the wheels
from slipping and gives his engine a "toe hold."
Gaining a fortune is uphill woik for most of us. The
track is not smooth, the load is heavy and the gtade is
steep. You need a "toe hol?." The track must be
sanded. This bank will furnish you a "toe hold;" will
sand the track for you. We will pull you and we will push
you. Couple on to us and we will help you up the hill.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
LARGE STOCK OP
JEWELRY TO SELECT FROM
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store when in Au
gusta. We have Ute largest Btock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown, lt will be a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re
plenished with the newest designs.
We call attention to our repairing department, which has every
improvement. Your watch or clock ms.de as good as new.
A. J. KENKL
980 BROAD ST.