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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
Miss Lena Stevens at hon
again. Death of Little Bil
lie Cassells in Hospital.
Miss Lena Stevens -was here i
Thursday enroute to her home
Meeting Street. Her many frien
will be delighted to know that she
so much improved, and is stronger
every way. She has been greatly mis
ed from the community, and eve:
one will be happy to have her hon
Miss Annie Crouch went to Be;
nettsville, last week to attend tl
marriage of her friend, Miss Ann
Mowbry. The event was a brillia]
social affair, and she was the ma:
Mesdames Taylor Goodwyn, Desi
ussure Hogan and Wilbur Wertz ai
guests in the home of their fathe
Mr. O. S. Wertz.
Rev. W. S. Brooke spent last wee
at Chappells and conducted a meetin
at Chestnut Hill church a few mile
Mrs. Herbert Eidson and Clarenc
visited in Augusta last week.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher went to Colun
bia this week to attend a Board meei
ing of the State W. M. U.
Mrs. M. E. Norris, sustained a ver
severe fall about two weeks ago, an
her arm and shoulder were severel;
bruised and sprained. She is just abl
to leave her room. .The nervous shoe
was very great.
Little Billie Cassells, the two yea
old boy of Mr. and Mrs.W. P. Cassels
died last Monday afternoon about tw<
o'clock at the University Hospital
from diphtheria. The little one ha<
been sick during the week, but owinj
to the deep seating of the disease ii
the throat, it was not found to bi
diphtheria until Saturday. As a las
resort, his parents, accompanied bj
Dr. G. D. Walker, carried him on Sun
day afternoon'to the "Hospital, anc
every effort resorted to, to save him
Little Billie was an unusuallj
bright and attractive child, and hac
completely entwined himself in th?
hearts of his fond parents. Every on?
loved the dear little boy, for his sweel
and winsome ways, and his death casi
a gloom over the town. The burial
took place Tuesday afternoon at five
o'clock at the Mount of Olives Ceme
tery, and the precious little form was
tenderly laid to rest beneath a mound
The little Lamb is safe within the
Shepherd's fold; "Safe in the arms of
Mrs. Glenn Ison, and two handsome
little sons of Spai-tanburg, are guests
of Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace 'Cassels, of El
lenton, and Mrs. Bell and her daught
er, and jlr. Mike Cassells, were here
d dring last week in the home of Mr.
W. P. Cassells, coming to attend the
funeral of little Billie Cassells.
A very pleasant club for the coming
winter was organized, by twelve of
the young people, all of whom were
A meeting was had on Wednesday af
ternoon with Miss Loise Hoyt, and
Miss Bettie Waters was made Presi
dent. At the next meeting the club
will be named. Miss Hoyt made this
occasion very pleasant,, and before
her guests departed served a dainty
Mrs. Susie Latimer has gone to N.
C. to visit her son, Mr. Hugh Latimer,
and while away, will also visit her son,
Rev. Leon Latimer , in Anniston, Ala.
On Friday afternoon, Mrs. J. M.
Edwards and Mrs. E. B. Edwards en
tertained in charming style, the occa
sion being in the home of the former.
This was the first occasion that
Mrs. Edward's friends have had to
enjoy her beautiful new home, as
they have recently taken up their a_
The rooms were well arranged for
the occasion, and tables were about,
for Rook, and every one wanted to
be seated in the pretty sun parlor.
After a pleasant game, an elaborate
salad course was served, the hostesses
being assisted by Miss Sara Sawyer
and Mesdames, J. W. and W. M. Saw
The local union W. C. T. U., is al
ready making plans for the coming
state convention. The various commit
tees, have all had meetings, each get
ting their part of the work arranged.
The Music Committee of which Mrs.
Mamie Tillman of Edgefield is a me
ber, wants to make the music an J
tractive feature, and a practice w
had on Friday evening at the Bapt
church where the Convention will
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mi
Miriam Norris and 4larold Non
came over with Mrs. Tillman.
Mrs. Nellie Pearce Stevens, of Fh
is visiting in the home of Mr. and M]
P. C. Stevens.s
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and Miss Orlei
Cartledge are at home from a tv
months stay in Maynesville N. C.
Miss Elise Mobley entertained wi1
a charming dinner party on last Mo;
day evening, th?re being about tweh
of her friends present. The occasic
was a most enjoyable one.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McAlpine, <
Hartsville, have named their litt]
girl, "Eugene Carwile," for tl:
Mr. H. W. Dobey, who has bee
quite sick, is now able to be out agaii
Miss Emma Griffin, of Marion, :
visiting her cousin, Mrs. Bessie Beai
Mesdames J. M. Turner and Betti
Adams have gone to Aiken, to vis:
their sister, Mrs. Sallie Stanford.
Miss Mallie Waters has returne
from a visit to her sister, Miss Anni
Waters, in Augusta.
A large and very enjoyable part
was had on Friday evening by th
young people in the home of Mis
Sallie Dozier, these being host an*
hostess. As school would begin o:
Monday, this was a rounding up o
all parties for a season, so there wa
much interest centered in this, am
every one had a good time. Pink am
white block cream and cake was ser
The shipping of tobacco, for thi
first time from here, is now in prog
ress, and the box cars filled with thi?
, new product from this section, are in
teresting all. There are a number ol
farmers shipping and all "have had i
good" yield, and "?re pleaded with thi
new venture, but several say, Cottor
is easiest to grow."
The curing process does not appea!
The high school opened here this
morning with fine prospects, and a
large crowd of patrons and friends
were present, manifesting'interest.aL
so coming to greet the new and old
teachers. The followering teachhers
will have charge of the eleven grades :
Prof. Crofton Supt., Prof. Stanton N.
Lott, Principal, Miss Antoinette
Denny, Miss Ella Jacobs, Miss Fannie
Pruit, Miss Hutto, Miss Annie Crouch^
Miss Zilla Smyer, Miss Bailey, Mrs.
L. C. Latimer and Mrs. Willie Pearce
Miss Barr of Lexington is musical
instructor with Mrs. E. 0. Smith,
The opening exercises were short,
and, only two talks were made, the
first by Rev. Kinard of the Lutheran
church, an opening prayer was made
by Rev. Kellar.
He congratulated the pupils on the
fine opportunity afforded them, in
coming to school, and stressed the im
portant things that require educated,
developed minds. He ended by saying
that if the pupils measured up 'to their
opportunities, and if they reached
their ideals, the paren/ts must stand
behind the pupil to aid.
Professor Crofton's remarks were
very pleasing ones in the opening.
He was greatly delighted with the fine
school facilities, and to find that this
school measured up to the state stan
dard, a pupil finishing here can enttr
any college, upon her diploma.
He said that in the beginning he
wanted all to know that he was a
staunch adherent to discipline as only
such can produce a school well tutor
ed. He named three requisites for an
all round pupil: "Deportment, appli
cation, and punctuality," and spoke
at length on these.
He ?asked the cooperation of the
parents as he began the work here
and pledged his best, for the good of
After a prayer of dismissal, the va
rious Grades assembled in their rooms
to get assignments of lessons etc. '
Keep Well and Be Happy.
If you would be happy you must
keep your bowels regular. One ortwo
of Chamberlain's Tablets taken im
mediately after supper will cause a
gentle movement of the bowels on
the followering morning. Try it.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
The sea-sick ocean voyager misses
little scenery by lying in his state
room, for the vast expanse of water
is all waves and foam from the
New York harbor to the white
clifrs of England. On the other
hand the train-sick traveller misses
an ever-changing panoramic view
of country that one moment may
be a lake, and a few miles farther
on; a mountain.
Even this far north "the golden
rod is yellow, the corn is turning
brown." but from Atlanta to Chican
go and on to Duluth Minnesota, I
was too absorbed in my ill feelings
to watch the trees and woods that
swept endlessly past.
In arriving at Duluth, however*.
I revived sufficiently to enjoy the:
few hours spent there, Between
trains. This city is named , for a;
French settler Du Luth who' was
one of the early pioneers of that
part of the country. The city is
situated on Lake Superior. In; the
station the city boosters had tacked;
placards telling the growth of the
city and the tremendous amount of
shipping carried on across the
Lake to Duluth and Superior twiuV
cities separated only by a bridge. >
Vrom here to Aurora, I took the
Duluth and Iron Range Railroad^
so named from the iron ore mined
from the low mountains of northern
Minnesota. The train passed along
the shores of Lake Superior, a blue
body of water, that seemed to. me/
like a miniature ocean, since I had
always been accustomed to brooks
which sluggishly wind . through
Edgefield, and yet such water it
even more picturesque than the
Along the way,:;I -saw my oijfe
friends, the whited ??rcbes, s -r?e?
times called the "ladies of tb-,
est." There is no tree
ter except \
by the sale of manufactr
ducts, the middle westerner is large-1
ly dependent upon the mines.
Most wealth comes from the soil
in the form of food products, min
erals, oil, coal or cotton. Northern
Minnesota is famous for the iron
ore, and for the first time I saw the]
rusty looking dust piled high in
freight cars on the shore of Lake
Superior at Two Harbors, Minne
sota. What varied processes it has
to pass through before coming out
the finished product I have yet to
learn in this mining country.
The South is the home of hospi
tal^, of wide porches and big
hearts* 'the East is the home of
conservatism and a certain keen
intellectuality, while the great
Northwest, my new found home, is
the place of energy and at...! on.
Mrs. Benjamin Boatwright an
nounces the marriage of her daugh
ter Maidelle to Doctor Bailey Court
ney McLean on Wednesday, the
first of September One thousand,
nine huudred and twenty in the
City of New York.
Miss Boatwright is the only
daughter of Mrs. Ida Boatwright of
Ridge Spring. She has been en
gaged in social service work in New
York for several years since her
graduation from College. The on
ly regret about the marriage is the
separation1 it involves from her
friends and relatives in South Car
In Memory of Life-Long Friend.
To say he had no faults is not mine
to say. But will say that they were
so few and so far between and close
akin to his many virtues that a dif
ference is hardly discernable. There
fore it is my purpose to speak of his
sterling worth as a man, indeed a
good citizen, neighbor, friend, father
and husband. He was ever ready to
'lend help tQ the needy, and protect
those who needed protection. He al
ways had undaunted courage suffi
cient to defend the right and condemn
To his children I will say, emulate
his many virtues and you will never
be wasted thereby.
E. M. McCreless.
Womans Christian Temperan
' The last meeting of the W. C.
^T^TJ. before, the closing of,the con
pTTnlional ye?r was held at the Bap
tist church Monday afternoon at
j: The devotions were conducted
Jb.?; Mrs. T. H. Rainsford. The re
>4^rt of the president Mrs. J. L.
5.:l?8 was given and the present
H?ius of the prohibition question
explained the danger ahead being
tn ?jtt?oned in the modifying of the
' Exhibition amendment. The citi
^inVip''study was the President
aM, his Cabinet. ,Mrs. Tillman
g.^8 facts on the powers and duties
;of?$e. President, and called upon
various members asked beforehand
I to, give the duties of the cabinet of
icie??, Miss Lillian Smith, Mrs. T.
RiijRainsford, Mrs. Helen Nichol
son, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Mrs. W. L. Du no vant gave the
present status of the suffrage ques
tion and urged the women to regis
ter, the books being open every day
until 30 days before the general
eloction in November. A number
? of the ladies present had already
;|?be treasurer, Mrs. W. A. Byrd
! made a report and- the officers for
k|ie. 'year were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. J. L. Mi ms, Vice
President, Mrs. T. H. Kainsford,
?.Ccorresponding and Recording Sec
? rotary/ Mr3. W. L. Dunovant,
[Treasurer, Mrs. Helen Nicholson.
The announcement of the State
W. G. T. U. Convention at John
ston'was made, and all the mem
bers to attend as many sessions as
possible. The Convention begins
Sunday morning, October 3, at the
Johnston Baptist church, and con
tinues through Tuesday night,
Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins of Ann
Aibor, Michigan, being the princi
pal.speaker from a distance. *
- " -ort meeting will be held'
. . icecream and cake in
the : dining room.
To the Women of Edgefield.
The full rights of citizenship
have been given the women of our
country. It is incumbent upon
every woman to comply with the
laws of South Carolina, as to reg
istration and thus place themselves
in a position to vote, irrespective of
whether or not the individual wo
man wishes to exercise this right.
We are needed in the national
Democratic party to counterbal
ence the vote of the Republican wo
men and we are expected to take
our places in the affairs of the Gov
ernment. Let me urge every wo
man in Edgefield County to regis
ter as soon as possible. The books
are open at the Store of Mr. B. B.
Jones, and Mr. Lott will fill out
your ticket. All that is required is
to give your name and age, your
voting precinct and township.
Quite a number of Edgefield
women registered the first day'the
books were opened and wt trust be
fore they close (30 days before the
general election in November) we
will have a full registration for
MRS. N. G. EVANS,
County Chairman Women Voters
Information About Registration.
The women of the United States
are now full citizens, the nineteenth
amendment has been ratified by the
necessary 36 states and the Secreta
ly of State has signed and pro
claimed it. That is the end of the
The registration books are now
open. You will find our county
book in charge of Mr. W. E. Lott
at the Store of Mr. B. B. Jones.
There was at first some confusion
about the time set for registering.
The law requires that the books be
kept open three days at the begin
ning of each month up to 30 flays
before the election. The election
is set for November 9th. Therefore
yon can get your certificate any day
np to the evening of the 8th of Oc
tober. Mr. Lott will be on hand
every day up to that time to allow
the women out of town an opportu
nity to register.
It is especially urged that the
women attend to this early, and
when your neighbors may not see
this notice it will be well to notify
There is no longer any line drawn
between suffragists and anti-suffra
gists, the women are all voting citi
zens and have identical voting risrBts
with their husbands. This is now
the law of the land, put into the
Federal Constitution by the women
themselves af ter almost a nundred
years of working and waiting, edu
cating and praying. If you should
be disposed to shirk this duty ask
yourself the question, "What sort
of a citizen am I?" "If all the men
and women were just like me, what
sort of a country would this coun
try be." Don't fail to register.
MRS. W. L. DUNOVANT,
State Pres. Chair.
Presentation of Christian Service
On Sunday afternoon at Harmo
ny Church a Christian Service Flag
with two stars representing Mr.
and Mrs. Loami Smith was present
ed to the church by the Young
People's Bible Class. A very im
pressive program conducted by Mr.
L. G. Watson, teacher of the said
Sunday'School Class, was rendered
A song by Young People's Bfble
A vocal duet by Miss Lena Long
and Mr. John Owen Smith. .
Presentation ot the flag by Miss
Reception of flag by the Pastor
Rev. D. W. Kellar.
A talk on "The call to the Minis1
try," by Mr. W. G. Ouzts.
A very impressive talk on "The
needs of the Mission Fields," by
Mrs." ?. C. Yonce. x
Although Harmony loves the
young people and is saddened to
give them up, she is proud and
grateful to see go out from our
Mr. and Mrs. Smith sailed for
Havanna, Cuba, on September the
first to enter into tho missionary
work by the sides of our dear John
Lake, June Nicholson and John
Jackson who have gone from
Edgefield County before them,
While our friends labor for the
Master in the foreign fields, let us
support them at home by our pray
ers an? offerings.
A Texas Visitor Writes.
While here on a visit I will attempt
to comply with a wish by, at lea:st,giv
ng a partial account of my visit to my
sid home state.
Since entering the state I have seen
nany important things such as; great
:otton mills surrounded by fine cotton
patches, but no iarge cotton fields
such as we have over in Texas, saw
mills sawing up some second growth
pines, furnishing good timber for
for building purposes, the traveling
thrasher, which is new to Texians and
a great imprvement over fifty years
ago. Next comes the new road system
but so far have seen no Fresno scrap
ers such as we have in Texas. To like
such an implement needs only to be
acquainted with its many advantages.
Next in line is the use of the automo
bile which 1 suppose is known all over
the world, which reminds us that we
are living in a fast age. Many, I fear,
loosing sight of the fact that we are
human. Speeding our time away, as
it were, without giving a full share
of human devotion to Allmighty God.
Now comes the attractive scenes of
the giant oak, the old fashioned apple
my childhood, such as the pine forest
trees, some of which are laden with
delicious fruit. Last but not least, be
holding the faces of many of my loved
ones and finding new acquaintances
and enjoying their sweet associations
and kind hospitality, which will re
main a special jewel in my heart the
remainder of my stay upon earth.
Long live South Carolina for the
many noble traits for which she bas
stood from the earliest pf her history.
E. M. McCreless.
Lest You Forget.
Letvne remind you that Chamber
lain's Tablets not only cause a gentle
movement of the bowels but improve
the appetite and strengthen^ the di
Signora Carolina De Fabritiis Ha?
Opened Studio in Augusta.
Signora Carolina De Fabritiis,
Mezzo-Soprano, and instructor and
graduate in voice culture of the
New England Conservatory of
M usic-Boslon, has recently opened
her studio in Augusta Georgia. In
leaving Boston Signora De Fabritis
gave up a large clientele of pupils,
but she will by no means cease her
professional work, as she plans to
continue both her concert singing
and her teaching in Augusta.
Signora De Fabritiis is the wife
of Mr. Alexander Baron Holmes,
who for some years has been con
nected with the sales department of
the D. M. Co. Like mose artists,
she has continued after marriage to
use her maiden name, under which
she made her reputation as a singer.
Signora De Fabritiis is very en
thusiastic over the futare of the
South in matters pertaining to the
arts, and during ber recent trips to
Atlanta, Savannah and Angosta
she found educators anxious to
make the South a big educational
center for the training of its young
women to gp out to teach its cul
tural branches, for its climate, the
inherent love of beauty in the peo
ple and all tradition make this the
ideal spot to study music in all its
Signora De Fabritiis will open
her season in Augusta September
29 at the Montgomery Building.
Associated closely with her will be
Mr. Robert Irvin, one of the lead
ing piano teachers of Augusta, who
has done muoh to promote ibe
musical life of that city, and they
are planning a series of Interesting
joint recitals, embracing the mod
ern French and Italian schools, and
some of the representative Ameri- .
The Boston American and. other
Boston papers bad extended notices
of Sig nora De Fabritiis. The Amer
leave soon .for the South where she
will make her home. Italian by
birth, American by marriage and
Bostonian by adoption is the
Signora; musician and linguist, but
first and . foremost a charming wo- '
man, with beautiful dusky hair and
largo dark Italian eyes. They
showed to great advantage against
1 background of orange and gold
is she sat in her apartment at No.
2 Westland Avenue and told of her
plans. Mr. White, the famous vo
??l instructor with whom the
Signora was associated at the New
England Conservatory, was the one
wbe taught Helen Keller to sing.
Signora De Fabritiis has also
studied voice for several years in.
Result of Bond Election.
In no uncertain terms the people
af the county have declared them
selves against the issuing of bonds
by the county for public road build
ing. A study of the following of
ficial figures, giving the number of
votes at each precinct, is interest
Red Hill ; 50 19
Timmerman8 1 87
Cheathams Store 21 49
Rock Hill 43
Meriwether 29 13
Johnston 16' 266
Meeting Street 34 50
Pleasant Lane 32 29
Edgeiield, Wise 83 39
Edgefield, Pickens 84 71
Ropers 13 9
Colliers 37 19
Bacon 29 17
Trenton 54 65
A Grateful Letter.
It is in trying conditions like that
related below by Mrs. Geo. L. North.
of Naples, N. Y. that proves the
worth of Chamberlain's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy. "'Two years ago
last summer" she says "our little boy
had dysentary. At that time we were
living in, the country eight miles
from a doctor. Our son was taken ill
suddenly and was about the sickest
:hild I ever saw. He was in terrible
pain all the time and passed from one
:onvulsion into another. I sent my
iiusband for the- doctor and after he
was gone thought of a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy in the cupboard. I gave him
some of it and he began to improve,
it once. By the tme the doctor arri
ved he was out of danger."