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Wednesday, April 14.
Delegation Selects Highway
With the view of carrying out
the provisions of the act recently
passed providing fur the creation of
a Highway Commission for Edge
field county, looking to the holding
of an election upon the question cf
issuing bonds for the improvement
of the public roads of the county, a
meeting of the delegation was held
in the office of Governor Sheppard
Monday morning and the following
twelve men, one from each town
ship in the county, were chosen and
recommended to Governor Cooper
for appointment by him ad provided
in the act:
Blocker-F. L. Timraerman.
Collier-H. W. McKie.
Collins-H. W. Quarles.
Elmwood-J. F. Payne.
Meriwether-H. F. Cooper.
Moss-L. K. Brunson, Sr.
Picken s-W. P. Yon ce.
Shaw-Waker W. Wise.
Talbert-J. D. Hughey.
Ward-George W. Scott.
Wise-George T. Swearingen.
The delegation endeavored to se
lect men who are broad-minded, pub
lic-spirited, fully capable to dis
charge the duties of the commission
and who hold the con?dence of the
people, not only of the people of
their own immediate communities,
but the people of the county at
large. In our opinion, it would be
difficult to find twelve better menin
Edgefield county, or the State for
that matter. None of them are
politicians and have no "axe to
grind," but will discharge their du
ties with an eye single to the com
mon good of the people of Edge
An examina'ion of the list will
show that as nearly as possible
every section of the county is rep
resented, guaranteeing to every sec
tion just and fair consideration in
improving the public roads of the
^Not one of these men, either di
rectly or ?ndirectlv, ?ought a place
on the oomrnission, having been se
lected altogether without their
knowledge. Governor Sheppard at
once sent the names to Governor
Cooper in order that he may duly
appqint them withont delay.
In a recent conference of County
Superintendents of Education, the
outlook for the next school year were
very generally discussed. The pre- .
? opinion among us is that the expense ;
of maintaining our schools will be
materially increased just as it has ;
been in every other business, and, to
meet the issue, school folk should be- ,
gin to give the matter thoughtful (
consideration, and take steps that
will prevent our work being retard- 1
ed. Competent teachers will demand ?
higher salaries ,and the ..schools of,<
Edgefield county need just as good j i
teachers as those of any other coun-1 i
ty. Our last legislature made into ;
law an act intended especially for the '.
improvement of rural schools, and I i
wish to bring this before our people. '.
This act provides that where any
district votes a special tax of not less
than eight mills for current expens
. es, the State guarantees a seven
.months school term with sufficient
funds to pay a really competent
teacher. I realize that our taxes are
. constantly increasing, but can we af
ford to retrench at the expense of
.car boys and girls, the future citi
zens, and upon whom the welfare of
community and State must depend?
If any district wishes to take advan
tage of the above mentioned act, a
petition must be circulated, and an
election held before July 1.
W. W. FULLER.
Co. Supt. Ed.
I am selling Cement, Brick, Lime,
Plaster, Plaster Paris, Shingles,
Coal, Hulls ana Meal at close prices.
S?e me before buying. I arn still
bin ing cotton seed.
M. A. TAYLOR.
Jn Memoriam Mrs. Sallie Usher
In the twilight of April 4th, 1920.)
God called from us a dearly beloved
She was our friend in hours of
great sorrow and in pleasure, there
fore we lo ed her, but the Saviour
loved her more.
The angels calied her to that
bright and happy shore.
She was a woman whose force of
character, integrity and womanly vir
tues have left the deepest impress
upon the lives of her many friends,
and cur memory of her and her in
fluence will be a guiding force to us.
Never was there a more beautiful
character or nobler-hearted one tak
en than she. She was loaned to us
the community, and the church, by
God fer mere than three score and
twenty years, and all who came in
touch with her life were made better!
for the loan. <
Of the fascinating personality and
sympathetic nature that was genuine
ly tender and always modest and
helpful, her friends were bound to
her with bands of iron.
Her lovely chai*acter was full of
love and consecration to the better
ment of mankind, always ready to do
what she could. Many times she so
willingly rendered her services at
funerals, weddings and other places
by her sweet music and tender gentle
Let us think of her as not dead,
but living with God, and waiting
there to welcome us when we may be
found worthy to be called to join
"Each day the Master calleth
Someone's endless rest!
And our hearts, filled with sadness,
Can but say 'He knoweth best.' "
Mrs. A. A. Woodson Entertains
for. Mrs. Elizabeth Adams.
Mrs. Elizabeth Adams was the be
loved honoree at an informal after
noon tea given by her niece, Mrs. A.
A. Woodson, on Monday afternoon,
April 12, at her hospitable, "Lone
The pretty living room and dining
room of the attractive bungalow
were en suite and fragrant with vio
lets and lilacs.
The time passed all too soon for
this gathering of life long friends on
whose useful lives the western sun
rays now fall. Happy memories of
former days were discussed. Mrs.
George Waring sang many beautiful
old Irish and Scotch ballads, favor
ites of that past being so tenderly re
Mrs. Milton Parker played instru
mental selections with the brilliant
touch which has always given her
Mrs. Waring and Mrs. Percy M.
Feltham assisted the hostess in serv
ing dainty refreshments.
Surely "auld acquaintance" was
not forgotten and the afternoon will
be an added link in the golden chain
of these beautiful friendships, which
have brightened the long life of the
loved guest of honor.
MRS. P. M. FELTHAM.
Death of Mr. Williams.
Tuesday night of last week Mr.
John Williams died of pneumonia in
F-c'^efieH. after an illness of about
ten dayi,. ?di. Williams was born and
reared in the Philippi section of the
county but went to Augusta several
years ago to engage employment as
a carpenter. Recently he came to
Edgefield to assist Mr. T. R. Skinner
and was taken ill with pneumonia. He
received the closest medical attention
and a trained nurse also ministered
to him but he was unable to resist
His body was taken to the home of
his brother near Philippi Wednesday
and the funeral was held at Philippi
church, Rev. A. C. Baker, the pastor,
conducting the funeral. Mr. Williams
is survived by his mother, Mrs. So
phie Williams, four brothers, Burton,
Robert, Gibson and Mark Williams,
and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Lee and
Mrs. Lillian Powell.
Mr. George E. Dorn Has Passed
Mr. George E. Dorn, a prominent <
citizen ?? the county, died at hie
home in the Callison section thiel
morning at iO o'clock after an ill
ness of several months. The funer-1
al will be conducted at Bethel
church Tuesday afternoon at four
o'clock and interment will be made
in the church yard. The Masonic |
order, of which he had long been a
member, will be in charge of the
Mr. Dorn was 78 years of age,
and was a highly esteemed citizen.
He served throughout the civil war
and made a gallant soldier.
To mourn his loss he leaves three
sons and five daughters, a? follows:
T. E. Dorn, superintendent o? edu
cation of Greenwood county; H. Y.
Dorn of Edgefield, and Byrd Dorn
of CallisoD, Mrs. J. P. Sullivan,
April Meeting of <#vic League.
Mrs. J. G. Edwards, president, call
ed the meeting; to order in the Li
brary Monday afternoon, April the
twelfth, the members rising to repeat
the Lord's prayer in unison.
The secretary, Mrs. B. L. Minis,
read the minutes of the March meet
ing which stood approved.
The Treasurer, Miss Ethel De
Loach, made her monthly report.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant gave the fi
nal report on the Lyceum course just
finished, which was most gratifying
to the league.
The primary object of bringing
uplifting entertainments to our town
was realized, and financially, the
amount of $59.00 above all expenses,
was added to the league's funds.
Mrs. P. M. Feltham read a most in
teresting letter from Miss Elizabeth
Woodson, who is in training in Rich
mond, Virginia. Miss Woodson is,
preparing herself for the splendid
county nurse work, than which there
is no morb useful profession. That
part of the letter bearing upon the
directing of children, youths and
gown ups in healthful sports was par
ticularly interesting to the League
members who have been formulating
plans for a modern play ground for
Misses Tune Rainsford and Kather
ine Mints were appointed delegates
to the convention which meets at
Rock Hill this month.
Miss Ethel DeLoach made a report
on the cemetery, which is now in a
creditable condition. She asked those
who desired any work done on their
squares to arange with her for the
services of the workmen, as this
privilege is cordially extended every
Five dollars was voted to the Long
fellow Memorial Fund, which is to
preserve the home in>Maine of this
At the conclusion of all business,
Mr. J. 0. Sheppard addressed the
league. His subject was along the
lines of co-operation of the women's
oganizations and the American Le
gion Post, with the view of obtain
ing a Community Centre Building for
Surely there can be no worthier
object for these organizations to
work for. Edgefield feels the need of
such a building with her expanding
ideas, and will feel this need more
and more in her future development.
The meeting adjourned to meet
next in the library the second Tues
day in May.
MRS. P. M. FELTHAM.
Report of Lyceum Committee.
The Lyceum committee submits
the following report:
The attractions chosen were The
Knowlton Glee Club, The Sprng
Holmes Company, The Car?-bridge
Players, Poluhni Company and Booth
Lowrey, under the direction of the
Piedmont Bureau, located in Ashe
ville ,N. C. The total cost was $500.
The opera house, costing 810 for
each attraction, was secured for
In the early fall Dr. Parry spent a
part of a week in Edgefield and as
sisted in the sale of season tickets,
per agreement with the company.
They contracting to sell $250 worth
of these tickets.
All the attractions were enjoyed
except the first one, which unfor
tunately, did not come up to the
We submit the following report of
Opera House __ ..- 50.00
We extend thanks to Dr. Mitchell
ind his accomodating assistants for
meir help in the sale of tickets. To
Mr. Wilbur Harling for his kind and
dependable interest and assistance.
To Mr. W. W. Adams fo rthe loan of
To each one of the gentlemen who
have assisted as door-keepers and
ashers. To John Wells for the use of
lis services in the ticket sale.
To Amos Moore for distributing
:he flyers. To the editors-of our pa
pers for their kindness, interest and
courtesy, and to our patrons for
meir appreciation and loyal support.
MRS. W. L. DUNOVANT,
MRS. J. G. EDWARDS,
MRS. P. M. FELTHAM,
MRS J. S. BYRD,
MISS ETHEL DELOACH
A large assortment of dresses in
/oiles, messalines, georgettes always
Mrs. T. B. Bell, Mrs. J. A. Calli
aon, Mrs. S. C. Deal and Mrs. J. C.
Jordan, all of Callison.-Greenwood
This is Not a Grab Bag
In that you have to take what you can grab with
your eyes covered. All goods will be placed out
for your inspection and selection. You can choose
what you want.
We are placing on sale Saturday and Monday
April 17th and 19th, 864 yards of dark
and light figured Calicos worth up to
35 cents per yard, entire lot placed
going at 20c. per yard
SALE PRICE CASH ONLY
(?? See our splendid line of Middy Suits,- Organdies
Voiles, Cotton Crepes, Georgette Crepe
Let us serve you. It is a pleasure for us to do it.
The Corner Store
Remember that we close at Six P. M.-Saturday's excepted
I We are showing one of the largest
assortments of men's and boys' suits
than ever before. Prices much cheap
er than elsewhere.
Write or see me for delivered
prices on rat, fire and lightning
proof metal corn cribs. Can fur
nish them in any capacity. Shape
either round, oblong, or square.
Can furnish partitions for large
cribs. Absolutely rat and tire proof.
A permanent farm improvement,
first cost cheaper than wooden con
Write me ai Bamberg, S. C.
W. E. STOKES,
Agent for Edgefield Co.
I am still in the Ice business with the best quality of Ice and
will compete in price with any one. The prices now are:
300 pound quantities, 40c. per hundred
40 pound to 100 pound quantities, 50c. per hundred
25 pounds . . . 15c.
10 pounds . . . 10c.
7 pounds . . . 05c.
Will handle ice up town and at ray warehouse. Will deliver
on short notice. Phone 97.
These prices are liable to be reduced as directed by compa"
nies I represent. Will appreciate the usual patrouageof Edge
held towu aud country people.
M. A. TAYLOR
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Spring Head and Foot Wear
We have just received a large shipment of
direct from the celebrated Stetson factory.
The name of Stetson stands for 100 per
cent excellence in the hat world. Come in
and let us fit you in a nobby spring hat.
A large shipment of the celebrated
just received. All of the latest leathern
and lasts. Come in and let us show you.
DORN & MIMS