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VOL.84 ' EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 4,1920 MO. 47
School Established on Saluda
Road Golden Wedding at
Ridge Spring. Memo
* rial Tree Planted.
On last Monday the Board of Trus
tees had a meeting and decided to
close the school for a while as a pre
ventive in the spread of influenza.
On Wednesday evening, the Board
of Health asked for churches and
movies to close for a while, anyway.
Everyone has been glad to co-operate
in the movement and no social meet
ings are being held either. There
has been about fourteen cases of in
fluenza in all, and most of these are
reported as improving.
In the settlement near Speigner's
on the Saluda road, Rev. Posey has
established a Baptist school. For some
time this section has been in great
need of such and to aid in the great
movement for Christian education,
Mr. Posey has secured the old Wat
son dwelling and sto.e which is being
used. The home will be used as a dor
mitory for the girls and the store re
modeled for the boys. It is hoped
that a good school building can be
placed here, where such is so great
Miss Annie Crouch spent last week
in Mullins and was accompanied
home by Mrs. Grace Crouch who will
spend a while here.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
Mrs. W. L. Coleman have been quite
sick during the past week.
Mr. Tommie Lott has moved here
from Trenton having purchased the
Cox dwelling in west Johnston.
Mrs. Horace Wright of George
town is visiting in the home of her
sisters,'the Misses Sawyer, all three
having been sick which occasioned
Mr. Walker Mobley has rented
part ofthe Rushton house and he and !
his bride haveJbggun housekeeping. ?<
' Rev. W; S. Brooke attended an ex
ecutive meeting in Columbia recent- ?
One could scarcely believe the ]
number of pieces of mail delivered h
at the post office here, including thejt
route delivery, during the month of ;j
January. The route of Mr. Moyer L
averaged 10,000 and that of Mr. j
Shep. Sawyer, 7,000. There are five |i
R. F. D. routes. U
M. Watson Nickerson will soon jr.
leave for Columbia having accepted ]
the position of clerk in the shoe store U
of his brother, Mr. George Nickerson. \
Mrs. J. L. Walker spent last week !?
in Columbia with her husband who is lt
there during this term of legislature. |?
The building that Mr. W. M. Saw
y er is erecting, adjoining his ware
house, is now half way up. Mr. W. J.
Hatcher will use this as a store room
for automobile supplies.
The many friends of Mrs. David
Kellar sympathize with her in the
death of her mother, which occurred
last week at her home in Greenville.
Her mother has been an invalid for
the past year and she spent much of
her time with her, and was there at
the time of her death.
The members of the family of Mr.
Will Collins who have all been sick
are now up except little Nina, who is
ill with pneumonia. The friends and
neighbors of the street sent in hot
meals each day as long as they were
Mr. Otis Berry was buried at Har
mony on Saturday. He had been in
Kansas and was just home for a
while. His grandfather, Mr. George
Berry resides near town.
Sometime ago the Emily Geiger
chapter, D. A. R., decided to plant a
memorial tree to the boys of the
community who gave their lives in
the world war. It was decided to
plant the tree on the grounds at
"Fairhaven," the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Neil Lott, which was named
by the chapter. This spot is one of
Revolutionary interest. Special ex
ercises were to be had but as the tree
came at the time when all gatherings
were called oif, this had to be done
Mrs. George Hedgepath has been
visiting her father, Mr. Cates.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton is now able
to be up after several weeks' sick
Mrs. Will Wright and Miss Maude
Wright have been visiting Mrs. Ches
ter on Green Street in Augusta.
Mrs. J. H. Payne visited in Augus
Col. and Mrs. Edwin Folk En
Col. and Mrs. Edwin Folk entei
tained with a delightful bridge part
on Thursday evening of last week.
The interior of the home was
striking contrast to the cold winte
weather without-big fires mad
comfortable the brightly illuminate
rooms-and the genial hospitalit;
of the host and hostess was reflecte
in the gay spirits of the happy guests
Nine card tables were arranged i;
the living and dining rooms for pro
Mrs. J. W. DeVore's score wa
highest for the ladies and she wa
presented with a box of bonbons.
Mr. Herbert Smith carried off tb
honors for the gentlemen, winnini
a useful leather-bill wallet.
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou won th
amusing booby, proving that oftei
the cards, not the player, determin
the fortune of cards.
After the pleasant games wer<
finished, Misses Ida Filk, Mirian
Norris, Mamie Dunovant, Margi
Tompkins, Elizabeth and June Rains
ford served elaborate refreshments
The first course of turkey, dress
ing, chicken salad, sandwiches, eran
berry jelly and crackers with coffei
and whipped cream, was followed bj
strawberry, caramel and vanilk
block cream with pound cake.
Col. and Mr?. Folk's charming hos
pitality will linger as a pleasam
memory of the winter festivities.
MRS. P. M. FELTHAM.
Baptist Church Conference
Holds Interesting Meeting.
OnSunday morning at the con
ference of the Baptist church severa
interesting announcements were
made, and recommendations fron
:he Board of Deacons presented
One was the announcement that the
:ost of the new parsonage was
?11,000, a deduction of two hundred
ifty dollars being made when city
.rater. works ..are-installed.
One recommendation was that an
idding machine be purchased for the
inancial secretary, Mr. George F.
Vlims, to facilitate his work. Another
vas that the church adopt the rota
ron system of electing deacons, the
cresent deacons who have served,
:ome of them for many years, retir
ng the second Sunday in March and
lew deacons being elected at that
ime to hold office for two years only,
rhis recommendation came from thc
3oard of Deacons themselves at the
?uggestion of the pastor who had
jeen accustomed to this plan in other
daces he had served which is also
he custom in many large and influ
Mr. E. J. Norris who had acted as
he efficient clerk of the church since
he death of Mr. Robert H. Minis, re
igned and Mr. E. E. Padgett was
ilected as clerk.
Dozier Tompkins Celebrates
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock
here was a great stir in Buncombe
md merry bustle of excitement when
he younger set were making ready
o attend the birthday party of Do
ierTompkins who is a favorite with
lis comrades at school and play.
The young people were assitde in
heir entertainment by Misses Mal
orie Tompkins, Elizabeth Rainsford,
mow Jeffries and Gladys Rives.
Rook and other games were play
id and at the close block cream was
The presents the host received
yere enough to fill his wardrobe for
nany a day. May he have many hap
ly returns of this delightful day.
a on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Crouch and Mr.
ohn Suber went to Saluda on Thurs
lay to see their father, whose home
iras burned the evening before,
'here was'scarcely anything saved,
nd Mr. Suber carried no insurance.
Mrs.O. D. Black and Miss Zena
?ayne attended the Golden Wedding
elebration of Mr. and Mrs. M. W.
Vatson at Ridge Spring on Monday
ftemoon. These two were warm
riends of their parents.
Mrs. J. B. Haltiwanger of Charles
on is visting her daughter, Mrs. W.
Misses Antoinette Denny and Ella
acobs contemplate a visit to Cuba,
nth a party of friends, during the
Poster Tells 1
This picture, painted especially fi
Bracker, vividly portrays what words
of the women and children of Armen
blessed Europe and America for more
ditions more frightful than any war .tl
latlons of Belgium and France still exl
escaped massacre by the Turkish soldi
death by starvation. At the present ti
and fully 250.000 orphaned children an
danger of death by starvation and ex]
The Near East Relief, 1 Madison
only organization giving aid to these s
prevents the reaching of more than a
Program of Armenian and Sy
rian Relief Meeting at Bap
tist Church Wednesday
Night February ll.
Mr. T. B. Greneker will preside
over the meeting.
Devotions-Rev. G. W. M. Taylor.
Vocal Selection, "Be Not Afraid,"
Solo and Chorus-Miss Miriam Nor
'ris, Mrs. R. G. Lee, Messrs. E. J.
Norris and J. G. Holland.
"The Cry of the Children"-Ned
Hymn-"While the Days are Go
Introduction of Native Armenian,
Dr. R. G. Lee.
Address, "A Martyred Nation"
N. A. Boyajian, A. B., B. S.
Hymn, "How Firm a Foundation."
Benediction, Rev. L. A. Peatross.
The Methodist prayer meeting will
be called off that all may attend this
Sherlock Holmes is Coming.
To those who witnessed the per
formance at the Edgefield Theatre
last Friday evening will no doubt be
pleased to learn that the manager
has again secured an exceptional
combination trio for the Edgefield
Theatre at 9:30 on Friday evening.
Sherlock Holmes, the Wonder Dog,
who has the intelligence of a human,
and who can add, subtract and multi
ply, and who will delight you and
your children by doing this at your
will. In connection with this wonder
ful dog, an attraction of equal merit
Razarie Bogina, an Accordionist who
has been featured with the New York
Follies and has spent considerable
time in making records for various
phonograph firms, will appear. Fur
ther, "THE MELTING POT," a play
which has attracted world-wide at
tention, will be shown. The time and
place to see this wonderful combined
attraction is at the Edgefield Thea
ar the Near East Relief by M. Leone a?
fall to express-the horrible suffering n
ia and r.djacent countries. t Peace has ?r
than a year but In Western Asia con
i me experiences of the martyred popu
st Thousands of women and children
?rs only to face the terrible agonies of n'
me lt ls estimated that 1,250,000 adulta V,
? completely destitute and In imminent w
Avenue, New York, ls at present the j -j
..??fering people and lack of funds still j,
small part of the stricken people.
tre, February Gth at 9:30. A warm ' 0j
and comfortable theatre awaits you m
where you can enjoy this atraction at;01
ease. - jH
On account of the Lyceum number k,
the same night, and at the same the
atre, we had to change the hour to
9:30 so that everybody would have
the opportunity to see this attraction. cc
Be on hand at 9:30 Friday nig..t. m
Valentine Party. at
On the evening of Friday, Febru- th
ary thirteenth, at eight o'clock, there tv
will be a Valentine Party in the An
tioch schoolhouse to which all pa- b(
trons and friends are cordially in- to
As the object of the party is to se
cure funds to buy much-needed geo- Y
graphical globes, there will be an gj
admission fee of fifteen cents for th
adults and ten cents for children th
aver six year old.
For a small sum valentines will be ly
sold by pretty girls; a post office will or
be ready for mailing them and letter H
2arriers will see that they reach their
proper destination. co
Some of the old Valentine Day cus w'
toms will be observed, including liv- bl
ing valentines in dainty costumes. ce
These alone will be worth the price ar
:>f admission. )
The tenth grade of the school is gt
;he executive committee of the occa- M
?ion: Misses Elizabeth and Lucile
Brunson, Ruth Quaries, Ola Gardner, vi:
Sola Walker and Mr. Dabney Tal
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the friends and
icigh'bors for their kindness during
he recent sickness and death of our
laughter and sister, Mrs. Alvin Bry
PARENTS and SISTERS.
fha Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head |?a
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA*
ri vii BROMO QUININE is better than ordin?r* '
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
?incise in head. Remember the full name and
cot for the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c
Woman's Christian Temper
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock
ibout a dozen members of the W. C.
r. U. made their way through rain
md mud to the home of Mrs. Eva
)uzts where-the meeting was to be
The ladies were met at the door
>y a bevy of merry young girls, Isa
>el Byrd, Lillie Holston, Helen Nich
>lson, Gertrude Thurmond and Caro
yn Dorn who ushered them into the
eception room where hot coffee and
ream was served.
In the parlor Mrs. J W. Stewart
ead the 12th Psalm and America
vas sung. The first chapter of the
Vornan Voter's Manual was given
?y Mrs. Tillman and, perhaps the
tornen of Edgefield will become en
ightened in many matters of govern
aent by the time they have the bal
ot thrust upon them. As greatness
3 sometimes thrust upon willing re
ipients, this privilege will be wel
omed by women who wish to use it
or the sake of Child Welfare, pub
ic health, education, temperance,
nd sobriety, purity and a higher
tandard of citizenship.
An article on law enforcement by
gilliam jennings Bryan was read
nd arrangements planned for the
'ranees Willard meeting at the Meth
dist church fifth Sunday night in
'ebruary when Rev. G. W. M. Tay
)r will make the address.
The year books were distributed
nd envelopes for the budget as rec
mmended by the National W. C. T.
The next meeting will be held with
1rs. W. F. McMurrain March 8.
At the close of the program, jelly
'ith cherries, whipped cream and
rafers Ave re served. Several visit
rs were Avelcomed.
terns From Sweet Water Com
The former Hardys correspondent
Stf^f?tcer in che-psper last-week
sicing that someone write up the
ews of the community. We are not
i the Hardys community but in an
We have a beautiful new school
ouse about one mile north of Sweet
fater church, and a very nice school
ith an enrollment of about fifty
jpils. The two teachers are Miss
Marjorie McKie of the Hardys neigh
jrhood and Miss Mary Waters of;
jhnston. Miss Waters is a very loA'a- !
[e young lady and has Avon a host I
I friends since being in our commu- '
ity. Each day Ave miss the face of !
ar little schoolmate, Mac Mealing. :
er sAveet disposition caused all who I
lew her to love her.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. J. j
. Hatcher's family have the "flu."
We are elad to welcome into our !
immunity the families of Mr. Mor
in and Mr. Bacon.
There is a very nice Sunday School
; SAveet Water. The church is j
linking of calling Dr. Thayer for
JO services a month instead of one.
The Aveather for the past week has
:en cold and rainy, but I am glad
say it does not make our sand-beds
Mr. C. M. Burkhalter is in New
ork City studying Electrical En
neering.. He Avrote his brother that j
e Aveather is extremely cold up ?
Mr. Martin HightOAver has recent
moved from our community over j
i the MartintOAvn road to Mr. Hugh I
Mr. G. W. HightOAver has left our
immunity and gone to Augusta
tiere he is engaged in the automo
le business. We wish him much suc
ss. We hear that orange blossoms
e budding for him.
Mr. J. A. Mathews of North Au
ista visited his mother, Mrs. Anna
Mr. J. A. CraAvford of Augusta is
siting relatives in this section.
Mr. L. S. Stephens is building a
autiful neAV home near Sweet Wa
Dr. G. W. Bunch Avho was so se
lusly injured by a tractor engine
out three Aveeks ago is still in a ;
ry critical condition.
FOR SALE: One cypress tank, 960 ;
lions capacity. Good condition. ?
F". F. RAINSFORD,
Trenton, S. C., R. F. D. 1.
S. B. TOWNES WRITES.
A Trip up Pennsylvania Ave
nue. Washington and Bal
timore are Painfully
Shines Sol again, that long-reluc
tant cloudless day! Hail little flivver,
the car that made Milwaukee blush!
What matters though the hood piece
rattles; what matters though the ra
diator leaks; what matters though
the brake bands fail to function;
what matters though the inner tubes
be punctured? so long as the wheels
Climb in and we shall take a little
trip up Pennsylvania Avenue begin
ning at Sixteenth Street and taking
in Capitol Hill at the finish.
Look to fie south-a four-column
ed portico of Ionic style with a set
of eight large windows on either side
?and a colonnaded balcony above
represent the north side of the White
House. On the west side are the ex
ecutive offices, and the public en
trance is on the east. The building
material is of Virginia freestone.
President Washington laid the corner
stone but President John Adams was
the first occupant and all the presi
dents have lived there since.
West of the White House on Penn
sylvania Avenue is the State, War
and Navy Building.' It is a four-story
granite building 342 by 563 feet.
This structure contains -500 rooms
!and its halls and papered with mar
I ble. The State Department occupies
j the south wing, the War Department
the west wing and the Navy Depart
ment the east.
At Pennsylvania and Fifteenth
Street stands a massive, monumental
structure of sandstone and granite.
North, east, south and west sides ci
this building have a colonnade of
Ionic columns, beautifully massive.
\S?^M?S?S?SL& Treasury. The
up in the millions of dollars.
At Fourteenth Street is the Dis
trict Building, headquarters of gov-,
eminent of the District of Columbia.
On the north side of the Avenue
are several of Washington's largest
Towering above the buildings
about it, a grey granite structure
rising 300 feet in the air represents
the Post Office Department at Elev
From Eleventh Street to Capitol
Hill is one of the business sections of
the city. Two trolley lines with un
derground feed wires run the entire
length of the Avenue. The whole
trolley system of the city is fed from
underground wires or rails.
Having arrived at the foot o;f Cap
itol Hill, we shall park our seven
passenger and climb out."
* Ten feet before you is a monu
"In memory of the Officers, Sea
men and marines of the U. S.
Navy who fell in defense of the
Union and Liberty of their
The figures represent America
Fifty-five years ago, in May, 1865
to be exact, had you stood here you
would have seen the army of the Po
tomac and the army of the Missis
sippi file past the reviewing stand to
lay down their arms and return home.
The parade lasted two days, 250,
000 men in all marching down the
Again in 1915 they held their re
union, and those who saw it say a
heart-moving spectacle of 10,000 old
soldiers repeated their triumphal
march of '65.
Only last fall Gen. Pershing and
the Famous First followed in the
trail. A band of little girls strewed
flowers in front of Gen. Pershing's
horse as the victorious army marched
along amidst the blare of trumpets
and a hundred thousand shouting
At the head of Pennsylvania Ave
nue there is a rise of gentle .slope
along whose sides, all leading to the
top, run intersected roadways of ma
cadam and asphalt. In summer green
gasses grow all around and flowers
bloom profusjly. Great sycamores
and pines and cedars shade the grass
plots and roadways, and in these
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