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NEWBERRY TO EDGEFIELD
When <one thinks of going to Edge
field from Newberry about the first
thing that comes to his mind, that is
those who have some recollection of
the-*effort to build a railroad between
the two cities, is the need of just
such a road as has been talked about
and graded, and for which taxes were
. paid for so many years, and yet the
grading was done so many years ago
that the young folk of this day, when
they see the evidence of the cut or
the embankment, wonder why it is
there. Tall pines have grown all over
many of the graded places, and that
railroad seems but a memory, and to
many it is not even that. And yet
there is great need for a railroad
across the state from north to south.
All the roads very nearly parallel
And this recalls to mind the time
that we built that narrow guage road
from Augusta to Newberry and on
to Union and Blacksburg. It was to
be an extension of the Augusta and
Sandersville narrow guage railroad
which was at that time operating be
tween Augusta and Sandersville. A
man by the name of Mitchell was the
president. Mr. Jas. Y. Culbreath
and Mr. Robert McCaughrin, and in
fact all of Newberry were very much
interested in the project. Prosperity
wanted the road to come that way
and the Moseley brothers and the
Wheelers and Mr. L. S. Bowers and
Mr. Henry Boozer and all the rest
were interested. President Mitchell
came over to Newberry and we had
a big meeting in the court house. I
will never forget that meeting. The
building was crowded with interested
citizens. Mr. Mitchell was a good
talker, and he made a speech, and
several others spoke, of course Mr.
Culbreath and Col. Geo. Johnstone
and Judge Pope and Col. O. L.
Schumpert and others and you know
Newberry has always had good
speakers, and the meeting was very
enthusiastic and we were going to
have a railroad from Newberry to
Augusta right now. Just before the
meeting adjourned Mr. Thomas. S.
Moorman who was then practicing
law at Newberry arose and offered to
have a stipulation put in the bonds
requiring that the road be put in op
eration to Newberry before our
bonds were delivered. He was almost
hissed out of the court house, the
very idea of doubting the good faith
and the ability of these men who
were building the road, and President
Mitchell, or even suggesting that the
thing would not be done was prepos
terous and the suggestion to put such
an amendment or proviso was in it
self casting a doubt oves the enter
prise, or that is thc way it was con
strued, and the meeting would not
hear of it, because it would possibly
delay the building, and the bonds
were to be delivered as soon as the
road was graded through any town
ship, arid so it was done. Mr. Moor
man pleaded for his proviso in the
bonds but the meeting would have
none of it, and so he stood alone.
And subsequent events have proved
that he was right. If his motion had
prevailed we would either have the
road to Newberry or we would have
been saved thousands of,dollars. And
we have no road yet. That was a good
many years ago. I can't remember
It is not so far to Edgefield, only
about forty miles direct way, but to
get there by train you have to go
around by Columbia. At the time we
were building that railroad Edgefield
joined Newberry at Saluda river. And
in this way if we had good dirt roads,
it would not be such an undertaking
to make the trip. It is only forty-five
miles by Saluda and Johnston, and
if you go down by Wards it is only
about fifty miles. With good Stude
baker cars that would not be much
of a trip, if we had any sort of roads.
But with our roads it is a long way,
and if you get stuck it is still further.
I had a little matter of business at
Edgefield, which possibly could have
been attended to just as well by cor
respondence, but somehow I just felt
like I would like to take a trip across
country to Edgefield and I was talk
ing one day to Mr. Ernest Summer
and he said he would be glad to take
the trip himself some day when the
weather was good. I needed a day off
anyway, so we decided to go over to
Edgefield on Tuesay. Mr. J. Hack
Summer and Mr. Chas. A. Bowman
went along, and so far as I recall,
neither one had ever been to Edge
field. I know it was the first trip f~r
Mr. J. H. Summer. Mr. Ernest Sum
mer drove his big Studebaker and we
left Newberry about 8 o'clock on
Tuesday. . We decided that the best
road was by Deadfall and the upper
steel bridge and through the fine sec
tion of Saluda county where the
Colemans live, and that possibly is
the nearest road. The road is not so
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. Trenton, S. C., Feb. 5.-The Tren
ton chapter D. A. R. was delightful
ly entertained in the home of Miss
Orrie Miller on Monday afternoon,
this being the regular monthly meet
ing of the Daughters. The "League of
Nations" was carefully read and dis
cussed after the business was over
when the meeting adjourned. The
lovely hostess, assisted by Mrs. J. C.
Day, served a salad course and coffee.
The different organizations are
contributing liberally to the sufferers
across the sea. The Trenton branch
Red Cross sent a check to Mr. Wil
liam Elliott, state chairman for the
European relief council for two hun
dred dollars.. The "Lizzie Day" guild
of the Episcopal church also sent
$20; W. C. T. U., $9; the D. A. R.
and Red Cross each donated $10 to
ward the milk fund for the Italian
babies and apart from this personal
contributions have been made.
Mrs. H. W. Harmon and her lovely
baby girl from Lexington are guests
of MTS. J. D. Mathis, Jr.
'Miss Lula Roper, who has been in
Albany, N. Y., as matron in an or
phanage for the past three" years, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. H. Moss.
Miss Roper has many friends who
are giving her a cordial welcome.
Mr. Charles Leroy from Charles
ton has been a recent visitor in the
home-of Mrs. Susie Miller, guest of
Miss Susie Wise.
Friends of that beloved woman,
Mrs. Anna Eidson'will be glad to
know she is convalescing from a re
cent speH of sickness.
Mrs. Wallac eWise and Miss Julia
Wise are at home after a delightful
visit to Mrs. J. E. L?rick and Mrs.
J. M. Long at Crescent City, Fla.,
and Mrs. C. S. Allen of Jacksonville.
In compliment to Mrs. Wise and her
daughter, Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., en
tertained a dozen ladies at a lovely
spend-the-day party on Saturday.
Cards were enjoyed ni the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Day spent the
week-end with Mr. James Mims at
The D. A. R. entertained with a
rook and card party on Friday even
ing in Wise's hall. Lufich was fur
nished by the daughters and a grati
fying sum was realized, for that
worthy cause, Tomassee, the moun
tain school that appeals to every loy
SEARCH SOUTH CAI
Edgefield Comity's Most Att
Woman Sent to Col
Social Gayety Mai
Who will represnt Edgefield coun
ty in the contest for queen of Palma
festa (Palmetto State Festival) to
be held in the capital city March 27
to April 2? By means of a popular
voting contest through local newspa
pers during the next four weeks, can
didates will be chosen from every
county in South Carolina who will
io to Columbia at the guests of the ?
Palmafesta Association, which organ- ;
;.::ation will defray all expenses, in- '
eluding railroad transportation, hotel
bills and entertainment. The young
women will be chaperoned by promi
nent Columbia society folks and will
feature in a week of entertainment
and social gayety which promises to
rival the famous New Orleans Mardi
Gras. During the week an election
will be held in Columbiato determine
the most attractive and popular
young woman from among the dele
gates assembled from the various
counties. The winner of this contest
will be proclaimed Queen or Palma
festa, and will be awarded a grand
prize consisting of a complete Spring
trousseau of the finest apparel ob
tainable. One of the leading moving
picture companies will film the queen
and her entire court and this special
ly selected galaxy of South Carolina
beauties will be sent far and wide
via the movie screen to advertise the
Palmafesta is to be an annual
Spring event, held in the capital city
for the entertainment of all the peo
Queen of ?
My choice for Queen of Palmaf
This coupon good for one vote. A Yi
this Newspaper counts V
al daughter of South Carolina.
Mr. William Bettis from the Co
lumbia University spent last week
end at home.
Miss Ara Gatlin, the popular and
efficient teacher of music -at the Tren
ton school has been suffering for the
past week from an attack of la
groppe. Her friends are happy that
she is much improved.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Presbyterian church was entertained
in the hospitable home of Mrs. Wal
ter Wise on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. S. B. Marsh is enjoying a visit
to her daughter, Mrs. Willis in Gaff
Notes From Sweetwater.
Our former teacher, Mis? Bertha
Lee Ferguson left us the first of the
year to do home demonstration work
at Hartford, Alabama. Mr. B. Roy
Smith from Johnston, a graduate of
Wofford took her place as principal
of Cooper school.
Mrs. H. F. Cooper spent last week
end in Ninety* Six with her daughters
who came down from G. W. C. to
meet her there.
Mr. Roy Smith, principal of Coop
er school spent last week-end with
his family in Edgefield.
The friends of Mr. John P. Meal
ing regret to learn of his illness in
the Margaret Wright hospital.
Miss Naomi Cogburn of North Au
gusta spent the past week-end with
Miss Cornelia Glover.
Mrs. George Townes and children
of Aiken spent the past week-end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evan
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George .W. Waitt, South Gardiner,
Me., relates his experience with the
grip. "I had the worst cough, cold
and grip and had taken a lot of
trash of no account. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is the only thing that
has done me any good whatever. I
have used one bottle of is and the
cold and grip have left me."
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SN OF PALMAFESTA
ractive and Popular Young
umbia for Week of
*ch 27 to April 2.
plc of South Carolina. It will be a
week of many and varied attractions,
including the State-wide automobile
show exhibiting the late models of
cars, trucks and tractors; the spring
style show, featuring the latest cre
ations from the realm of fashion by
professional models to be imported
from New York for the occasion;
daily band concerts by one of Ameri
ca's premier musical organizations;
floral, trades, automobile and baby
parades; fetes, dances, social events
and special attractions at all thea
tre?, with nightly exhibits of fire
works in which will be featured
specially designed set pieces depict
ing important events in South Caro
lina history. The auto show, stlye
show and fireworks display will bc
staged at the State Fair Grounds.
In order to secure the most popular
young woman in Edgefield county
as candidate for Queen of Palmafes
ta, there is printed below a popular
ity voting coupon which is to be filled
out and mailed as per instructions
contained therein. Vloting coupons
will be printed in each issue of this
newspaper up to and including the
issue of March 12th, at which time
the votes will be counted and an
nouncemnt of the winner made.
Th?re will be no restriction upon the
number of each person may cast.
Every coupon clipped from this news
paper is good for one vote, and a
yearly, paid in advance subscription
sarly Paid-in-Advance Subscription to
Long Branch Items.
Miss Azilee Salter spent last week
with relatives at Johnston.
Mrs. G. W. Scott spent one day
last week with Mrs. L. J. Claxton in
the Wimbly Branch section.
Misses Ethel and Viola Clark of
Long Branch school were unable to
attend school last week-because of
Misses Ruby Ripley, Myrtle Salter,
Lorene Scott, Ethel Clark recited a
beautiful recitation each at the Phil
ippi Sunday school last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rhoden gave
the young people of this neighbor
hood a party last* Wednesday night.
Everyone had a delightful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clark, Horace
Clark and Mrs. A. M. Herrin motor
ed to Augusta one day last week.
G. W. Scott, Misses Lizzie Harvey
and Cleo Attaway attended the
Teachers' Association at Edgefield
Philippi W. C. T.. U. met at the
church last Sunday, Mrs. L. J.
Claxton, the president presiding. She
read Psalm 24. Mrs. John Claxton
led in prayer. Miss Harvey read some
W. C. T. U. plans from Miss Anna A.
Gordon. The president read a letter
from Mrs. Joseph Sprott. The union
decided to have Mrs. Deitrick come
during her tour in this state in
March. Several new names were add
ed to the roll. Miss Harvey will repre
sent the union at the executive meet
ing in Columbia.
Rev. and Mrs. G. M. Sexton and
family dined with Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Rhoden last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Derrick and Mr.
and Mrs. J. P| Cullum spent the day
with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Scott recent
Misses Pansy and Nora Derrick,
Ola May Scott and Myrtle Salter
were guests of Miss Ruth Scott a
few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Scott and Sym
Clark took a business trip to Vau
Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Satchcr, Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Holsenback, Misses
Ruth and Nora McGee, Mrs. Lucy
Lee and Jim Herrin were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams recent
Misses Thelma and Mertie Derrick
dined with Misses Azilee and Farrah
Salter a few days ago.
Misses Lever.c Scott and Pansy
Perre': s?e: Saturday night with
Miss... I^uby and Sara Lott.
RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH
OF MRS. HARRIET KENNY.
Whereas, it has pleased our Heav
enly Father to call from us one of
our oldest and best loved members,
Mrs. Harriet Kenny, we bow in hum
ble submission to His divine will and
adopt the following resolutions:
First, That we, the members of the
Johnston W. C. T. U. tender thanks
to our Heavenly Father fox the bright
Christian life our dear sister lived
Second, That we feel deeply our
loss, and shall miss the inspiration of
her cheerful smile and encouraging
words, yet we know the all-wise
Father doeth all things well.
Third, That we extend our heart
felt sympathy to all her loved ones
in this bereavement.
Fourth, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to her niece, Mrs. Jas.
H. White, thc Palmetto White Rib
bon and recorded in the minutes of
Mrs. 0. M. Eidson,
Mrs. J. L. Smith,
Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Mrs. Kenny was the beloved aunt
of Mrs. James H. White of Johnston
and had lived in her home for a
number of years.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird Esquire, Probate
Whereas, J. C. Huiet of said coun
ty and state made suit to me to
grant him Letters of Administration
of the Estate of and effects of J. E.
Huiet, late of the county of Edgefield
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all singular and kin
dred and creditors of the said J. E.
Huiet deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on the 21st day of Feb
ruary, (1921) . dfter publication
thereof, at ll o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
GIVEN under my hand this 7th
day of February, Anno Domini,
W. T. KINNAIRD,
important Meeting of Clemson
. All old Clemson men of Edgefield
county are urged to attend a mass
meeting that will be held in the
Court House at 3 p. m., Saturday,
February 19th. A county organi
zation of Clemson men will be dis
cussed and also several other things
of vital importance to the welfare
of the great Agricultural and Me
'chanical college of our State. Both
undergraduates and graduates are
urged to be present.
B. R. TILLMAN. '96.
WALTER MAYS, '19.
A. L. BRUNSON, '06.
A. B. CARWILE. '16.
Ode to the Onion.
It seems that for years
The onion as a subject,
In spite of its many tears
Has suffered much neglect.
From this we .should infer
That onions cut no dash,
For poets and others did prefer
- Just to use them in their hash.
Let me whisper in your ears,
They are not only good tb "chaw,"
But the very thing to force tears
At the grave of your mother-in-law
If onions was the diet of my room
And I couldn't otherwise stop him,
Up in the air him I'd take
A thousand miles and drop him.
And when an onion's roasted
Its fine for frosted toes,
But just to keep you posted
You had better hold your nose.
They're fine when nicely boiled,
And basted over with butter;
But onions in butter make you recoil
With words not fit to utter.
Their strength is something fearful
When compared with a beet,
And they make your eyes tearful
When you prepare them to eat.
Their relationship with garlic
Must be a brother-in-law too,
But if this was made public
We would get them in a stew.
Now here's health to Mr. Onion,
And strength ajjd odor too,
I don't need you for a companion,
. But my hat off to you.
W. S. G. HEATH.
Honor Roll of Edgefield High
and Graded School.
First Grade-Colie George, Wil
liam Posey, Milton Quarles, Raymond
Quarles, Sallie Anderson, Rhett
Powell; 95-100, Lina Jones, Marga
ret Mooney, Lovick Smith.
Second Grade-George Erwin Can
telou, ?Esther Daitch, Helen Deal,
William Fuller, Mary Gibson, Martha.
Gibson, Hettie Jones, Ruth Kemp,
Carroll Kemp, Annie Nicholson,
Elizabeth Posey, Azilee Quarles.
Third Grade-Helen Dunovant,
Ruth Lynch, Joe Reese.
Fourth Grade-Janie Edwards,
Elizabeth Kemp, Dorothy, Marsh,
Clara Morgan, Harry Paul, Carrie
Fifth Grade-95-100 George' Ed
ward Sheppard, John Nixon; 90-95,
Tom Timmerman, Allen Samuel,
Maysie Kemp, Emily Talbert.
Sixth Grade-95-100, Charlton
Talbert; 90-95, Effie Allen Lott, Mar
garet Strom, Martha Thurmond,
Seventh Grade - Distinguished
Roll, Caroline Hickerson ; Honor roll,
Mary Lily Byrd, Elizabeth Timmer
man, Albert Rainsford.
Eighth Grade-Felicia Mims, Wil
lie Mae McCarty.
None for Ninth Grade.
Tenth Grade - Mitchell Wells, .
Hold' your head up. Don't be <t
grouch, but smile. Things are not
what they seem.
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the sewerage system of the body. The
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dose of Chamberlain's Tablets will
affords relief. Avoid drastic cathar
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of the system and their use it likely .
to be followed by constipation.
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