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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY? MAY 14,1913 JOHNSTON LETTER. Memorial Day Fittingly Observ ed-Chapter D. A. R. to be Organized-Mothers Day Observed. Memorial day was observed here on Friday the 9th, in order tbat the veterans of camp McHenry might accept an invitation extended them for the 10th, by the Edgefield chap ter, D. of C. Upon invitation from the Mary Ann Buie chapter, Dr. J. R. Se vier, pastor of the first Presby terian'church of Augusta was present to deliver ibe address. The exercises took place in the afternoon and a line of march was formed at 4 o'clock at the Confederate monument com posed of the veterans of camp Mc Henry, headed by Judge J. G. Mob ley who bore the flag; the 11 grades j of the High School, each led by the teacher, and lastly, the members of the chapter. Each child bore a ?wreath and a banner. The proces sion marched to the school audito rium where the exercises wete held. Tue opening song was "All saints, who from their labors rest," follow ed by prayer by Rev. E. C. Bailey, Edgefield. "They'll never march again," was sung by 12 young maidens. Crosses of honor were given to 5 veterans, the presentation being made by Mrs. Lillie Sale An drews, and Mr?. Angeline Bacon bestowed upon her nephew. Mr. .Wigfall Cheatbau, the cross ot honor WOD by her distinguished husband, Coi. Thomas Bacon. The speaker, Dr. Sevier was introduced by Mr. Bailey, and the marked at tention that was given him as he .ipoke, showed how appreciatively his discourse was received. At the conclusion be was presented with a beautiful basket of red and white flowers by Mrs. James White, in the name of the chapter. *'The old camp ground," was tung by 8 young men, Messrs. Boyd, W. F. Scott, F. S.,and Avery Bland, W. E. LaGroue, Hilliary Grant, How ard Payne and Dr. J. A. Dobey. Following this a tribute was paid to the memory of Mrs. Camilla Bla lock, of Edgefield. and Mrs. W. D. "Woodward of this place, resolutions being read, the audience standing, and "Nearer my God to thee" was 8oftlyiplaywO,The singing of "Shall .we gather at the river," concluded the exercises, and the garlands were gathered up by the children and carried to Mt. of Olives cemetery nearby and the graves of the hero dead were decorated. Mr. and Mrs. St. Julian Harris and cbildreD,of Denning, Ga., visit ed the latter's mother, Mrs. P. N. Lott, recency. Mrs. Kane Misb, who has been spending awhile here at the home of her brother Dr. Page Nelson Reesee has gone to Virginia to spend the summer months. Miss Sallie Bettis of Trenton, has been the guest of Miss Elise Crouch. Mr. J. K. Allen, Master John, Jr., and Miss Mary Lewis, of Meet ing Street, were guests at the home of Mrs. Willie Tompkins on Wed nesday. Mr. Grady Satcher who has had a position in Florida, is at home -for a while. His friends gladly wel come bim borne. Mr. James Inman, of Geogetown, is visiting at the home of his kins man, Mrs. James Turner. Mrs. Fannie Pratt Andrews who has been teaching at St. Paul, N. C., is here for the summer. Capt. and Mrs. P. B. Waters are visiting their daughter Mrs. Phill ips, at Springfield. During the month of June, a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be or ganized here, and any one wishing blanks should apply immediately to Mrs: James White. It is through Mrs. White that this is being effect ed, and she has invited Mrs. Mayes, of Greenville, the state regent, to be present and organize, which she has consented to do. Twelve mem bers are required to effect the or ganization, and more than this num ber have already made application. On Thursday morning Mrs. M. R. Wright, entertained a party of friends, and the affair was one that gave pleasure to all who enjoyed ber hospitality. The pretty rooms of this home were made more at tractive with quantities of roses, -different colors being used, and the highest score was won by Mrs. W. A. Mobley, and the prize a pair of white Bilk hose waa presented to her. Following the game a tempting ly arranged luncheon wa9 served, hand embroidered covers being used on tb" tables. Mrs. Wright was assisted by her sister, Miss Luelle Norris. Sunday was 'l" M other's Day" and "Cradle Roll Day" at the Baptist church, and the regular time foi Sunday school was devoted to this observance. This department is un der the supervision of Mrs. James White, with Mrs. O. D. Black as assistant. The exercises were very beautiful and impressive, and white carnations, mother's flow er, were used in the decorations. Conspicuous was the cradle and over it hovered a pure white dove. On the first page of the program, was the picture of little Ben Lee Allen, son of Dr. and Mr?. B. L. Allen, he being the first member of the cradle roll of this Sunday school. Following is the program: Chorus, "Sunday school army" 24 children. Prayer, Mr. B. L. Reames. Chorus, " 'Tis mother's day." Greetings. Frances Lott. Welcome from cradle roll, calling of roll and presenting each wi;h a white carnation. Chorus, "Precious mother." Scripture reading, Mrs. S. J. Watson, superintendent. Vocal duet, "I'll be good moth er," John Howard Black and Marion Boyd. "God's kiss,"' reading. Miss Vir gie Courtney. Chorus, "God of our mothers.'* "Ten little lights," given by Hel en Walker, Marion Turner, Lois Collins, Elma Collons, Elizabeth Wright, Mona Collins, Mary May, Ella Fannie Mobley, Cora May and Pearl Witt. Vocal duet, "Follow Jesus," Lau rie and Thomas Hoyt. Recitation "But one mother," Martha Reese. _-, Vbo?i duet, "Entreat me not to leave thee," cantate of Ruth. Mis ses Pet LaGrone and Marion Mob ley. Duet, "Jesus loves baby," Mary Walker and Elliot Lewis. Reading, "Mother," Mrs. Joseph Herlong. Instrumental solo, "The old moth er," Miss Angelle Andrew?. Vocal duet, "The white carna tion" Mrs. Lucia Latimer and Miss Sarah Carwile. Chorus, "Beyond and to-day" Mr. Theodore Marsh received the car last week, which he won through The State, and will soon be a skill ed d.iver. He is showing hit appre ciation to those who gave him aid in the contest, by many nice drive?. 1 Misses Nina Ouzts and Oi!?ra Cartledge Mr. Wilmot Ouzts and Dr. G. D. Walker, made a car trip to Augusta and Teoille. Ga., tte ? last of the week. A Good Pledge for Some Edgs field Men The following very unique pledfe | fo 80 years ago is recorded on tie fly leaf of an old record book in tie court house at Bennettsville: "Robert Bristow affirms on Ks honor that on Monday next aid after until Christmas next be viii not drink one drop of spirits aid after Christmas holidays are ovr, which shall not be more than tro days, not to take another drop util July the 4, 1834, and under all <r cumstances not to drink spirits oly at 4th of July and Chribimas hli days. Witness my baud, Novai ber 2, 1833. (Signed) "Robt. Bristow "Witness: E. L. Henegan, "Shff. M. Dc' ' J. S. Smith Heads Doorkeepers of Upper House. Washington, May 7.-J S. Smith of Edgefield, who hiseen au assistant doorkeeper on theen ate side of the capitol for ime time, has been temporarily lade -.?tptain of the force during tl ill ness of Capt. Harrison of MissBip pi. This Edgefield man is abo? six feet two inches tall, weighs ?out 250 pounds, has every appeance of iiavingr come from 'Fisting Edgefield" and will probabl.give battle to any stray visitor rying around his end of tbe capitol iring executive sessions of th? senal He will be the "boss" of the gUery doorkeepers until the returnf the regular m in. MEMORIAL EXERCISES. Daughters of the Confederacy Observed Memorial Day Dinner in Honor of the Veterans. Through the efforts of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy Memorial day was fittingly observed in Edge field last Saturday. All of the vet erans in the county were invited to be guests of the Edgefield chapter and a sumptuous picnic dinner was served in their honor on the lawn of the Baptist church. After lin gering under the oaks for an hour or more, chatting in a reminiscent, vein, the veterans, Daughters and a large number of citizens assembled in the court house for the memorial exer cises. A committe of women had tastily decorated the court room in evergreen and the Confederate col ors for the occasion. Capt. X. G. Evans acted as mas ter of ceremonies. After an ap propriate song, in which the voices of the old and the young united in one grand chorus, the exercises were epened with prayer by the Rev. J. R. Walker. The first number on the program was a recitation en titled "The Jacket of Gray," by Miss Ella Croft of Aiken. This was followed by a solo, "They Sleep on the Field of Battle," by Mrs. R. G- Shaunonhouse. Another recit?..on, "Yes, They Love us Still in Dixie.1' by Miss Ruth Tomp kins, was effectively rendered. Capt. Evans presented the follow ing with crosses of honor whidi Mrs. J. D. Holstein, the president had secured for veterans: N. L. Branson, W. S. G. Heath, J. W. Cheatham, J. A. Stevens, JP. B. Watts and J. O. Quarles. Gen. C. Irvine Walker of Char leston, the orator of the occasion,' was presented by Capt. Evans. 'Af ter referring, with emphasis, to the self-sacrifice and devotion of the mothers of the Confederacy, Gen. Walker commended the daughters for keeping alive the memory of those who sacrificed themselves for their country. He urged the vete rans to attend the general reunion which is soon to be held at Chatta nooga. In speaking of the individuality of the Confederate soldier, Gen. Walker referred to the ante bellum environment which made true men of those who wore the gray, fitting them for gallant service on the bat tlefield. He also paid a tribute to the Union soldiers who were actu ated by principle. Gen. Walker uoucluded by reading a poem which ,vas found on the grave of a Con federate soldier in Augusta in 1??87. At the close of Gen. Walker's ad dress a collection was taken for the Shiloh monument fund and at the conclusion of the exercises in the cour t house garlands and Howers were placed upon the graves of vet srans in the cemetery. The following veterans were cresent: J. A. Stevens Dr. Walter Nicholson J. W. Horne A. R. Nicholson J. C. Whitlock B. F. Sharpton G. M. Dorn Simpson DeVore . C. M>. Williams M. C. Wnitlock J. R. Hart J, N. Grims W. H. Timmerman ' G. M. Timmerman W. S. Covar O. J. Prince M. A. Mims M. W. Clark H. W. Dobey P. B. Day Joe Branson, Aiken L. S. Asbill J. E. Doolittle J. W. Payne G. A. Adams John Branson W. T. Kinnaird J. C. Mayson H. F. Green J. C. Buzhardt G. M. Boswell W. M. Corley J. D. Kidson J. G. Mobley Sam Hughes Milton Watson N. L. Broa?, rater W. A. Cartledge H. W. Eubanks P: B. Waters ' a Whitfield Glausier Silas Yonee M. W. Posey John Perry. The foregoing list was made af ter the veterans assembled in the court house. If any names are not given, the omission is due to the fact that they were not present at the time the names were recorded. ?eora Farmers Are Up With Their Work and Have Gone Fishing. Death of Mr. Christie. VVe ar? still dry, are through planting cotton, but on account of the dry weather and cool nights aone has come up to a stand and it is too dry to plant corn where the land has been prepared, and where it has not been prepared it is roo bard to plow. The oat crop is the best we have bad since 1902 with us, but the rrrain will be light unless it rains won. Wheat is not so good. While waiting for rain nearly everybody is fishing. Ther^ is hard ly a hight that there is not a crowd aamped on Moultrie":* pond. They some from Johnston to Plum Branch. Some catch enough to eat while'there, and some catch none. A crowd went down to the mouth af Beaver Dam last week and camp ?d a day and night. They caught pery few on the hooks but succeed ed iii shooting as many as they jato One of the party shot 16 pounds }f trout. It is thought that some persons have used dynamite as sev sral dead tish have been seen in Mcultrie's pond. It is a pity but they can not be found out and prosecuted. ...?'. This community was - saddened last week by the death of,one of its eldest citizens, ?Mr. M. 'A. Christie, tvho dr^i Friday morning after two weej^jilRess. He was' about 77 pe?^o'ut, touglit through the '* pears of the war and' was severely vounded in the face. There was no nore gallant soldier in the Confed erate army. He is survived by 3 ?ons and two daughters who are all rrown. Mrs. Pearce Thomas who has >een qnite sick with pneumonia is inproving. We are glad to hear hat she is out of danger. Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preached it the Brunson school house yester lay at 3 o'clock. The congregation vas small as most of the neighbors iad gone to the funeral of Mr. Jhristie. Our school will close some time luiing this month. By consolidating .he small schools, having 2 teach es and voting a 8 mill extra tax, ?ur school term has been changed rom H months to 7 and we hope lext year to run it 8 months. )leora, S. C. Subscriber. Votively Planning For The High School. The board of trustees are taking ,ctive steps looking to the opening if the High School early in the fall. U soon at the S. C. [C. I. closes he session and vacates the property he college building will be so hanged as to meet the requirements f the High School. At a recent leeting tbe principal or superin endent and several teachers were lected for next session. Major T. . Lyon was unanimously chosen as uperintendent at a salary of $1,200. Ie is well qualified for the duties f the position. He graduated with istinction from the Citadel in 905 and bas since that time been member of the faculty of the S. !. C. I., filling the position of com ?andant as well as teaching. Five other teachers, Mrs. H. N. Ireneker, Miss Grace Tompkins, liss Hortense Padgett, Mrs. W. C. 'orapkins and Miss Mamie Duno ant have been elected. The first sur named have been teaching in ie graded school for several years nd have proven over and over again leir efficiency. Electing them for nother term is no experiment. Vhile doubtless they have failed to lease all of the patrons of the jhool, pray where would you find ny mortal on this mundane sphere 'ho could please everybody, eepe ially everybody in Edgefield. Miss [amie Dunovant had been a student t Winthrop college for the past Dur years and has made a splendid ecord. Within a few short weeks he will graduate with houors. The oard acted wisely in electing her s one of the graded nchool teachers. Corner Stone of Bailey Institute Building Laid at Greenwood. Greenwood. May 10.-Special In the presence of one thousand neople the corner-stone of the Bail ey Military Institute was laid last evening with the Ancient Masonic ceremonies, Past Grand Master, J. L. Michie, of Darlington, presiding and delivering at the conclusion of the ceremonies a masterful acdress Col. F. N. K. Bailey, the faculty and Col. Bailey's family, together with eighty cadets, came up in two special coaches on the Southern railway Friday afternoon. Following an exhibition drill on the square the cadets marched to the site of ihe new Bailey Military Institute. The officers of the Green wood Educational Association, the organization which is building the school building, Mayor J. A. Mar shall, councilmen, the faculty and others preceded the cadets in car riages. It was an inspiring sight. in addition to the impressive Ma tonic ceremonies, the exercises were nr.Je more impressive by the ear ?esi opening prayer by President Fohn O. Wilson and an earnest clos ng prayer by Dr. Ernest J. Smith, ,he new pastor of South Main Stree; Baptist church. Last night at Magnolia street ichool twelve picked men from the ;adets drilled for a prize, a five dol ar gold piece. The winner was A. vilgore, of Orlando, Fla., with J. ?atrick, of McNeill, S. C.. winner >f second honor. Following this be cadets were given a reception >n the school lawn. The cadets are enjoying themselves today as guests jf the town. This afternoon they atended Memorial Day exercises at he Methodist church and left at ?alf past seven o'clock for Edge ield. rhe Greatest Pasture Grass Known. -M>~ S?? - . - ?-.!*! >'. .;rV.-.vV?-?V?:*? ' There may be some excuse for he dislike whicti the average far ner shows for grass, so long as he aises cotton and nothing else; but he day of all the all-cotton farmer nds with the entrance of the boll veevil, even where it has not ended >efore. We need more real pasture Tass in the south. There is land nough producing broomsedge, iriers and weeds, or lying bare and gradually washing av ay, if made nto real pastures to grow ten times he cattle now produced in the cot on states. Fortunately we have the Jeal grass for these lands. Not Jone that, but it is the best pasture Tass known, all these things con idered. It will stand more tramp rig, more dry weather and produce nore feed on rich or thin lands than ny other pasture grass. The south hould reap a great gain from its ?ermuda grass, but generally it is espised and avoided, when it hould be regarded as our best riend. There is an excuse for not /anting it in the corn and cotton elds, but there is no sort of an ex use for not puttine- it in what we ow call pastures, for if given a ood start it will turn these waste inds into profit-producing fields. Bermuda grass will not produce s much grazing on poor land as on ich, not by a great deal; but it will row everywhere in the jouth, and rill soon take and hold any soil if nee put on and the weeds, riers and brush kept down until , covers the ground. With an abun ance of lands that are not yielding profit, which will make pastures, nd the best pasture grass known, specially adapted to our conditions, 1?re is no earthly excuse for the al icst universal absence of good pas ires in the south. No section h:?s combination which will bnat bur lover and Bermuda grass, and these ill grow anywhere in the south f we do not have pastures, it is mply because we do not want lem.-Progressive Farmer. The wife of a prominent Jad ire as making arrangements with thc olored laundress of the village t?> ike charge of their washing for the immer. Now, the Judge was pom uus and extremely fat. He tipped ie scales at 800 pounds. "Missus" said the woman. "I'll o your washing, but I'se ter charge uu double for your husband's lirts." "What is your reason for that, fancy?" questioned the mistress "Well, said the laundress, IV? on't mind washing for an ordinary tan, but I draws the line on circub mts, I sho' do." WHITE TOWN SCHCOL. Very Elaborate Closing Exer cises-Profitable Session Teachers Receive Well Merited Praise. Well, Mr. Editor, as 1 haven't seen anything from this section in a good while I decided that I would try to give you a few dots. One of the most notable happen ings of our town of late was the magnificent closing exercises of our school which were held Friday afternoon May u, from 9 p. m. un til 1 a. ra. Long before sundown the crowd began to come in from ?.very direction. Some estimated the crowd at 1,000. It was unques tionably the largest crowd that we have ever seen at a country school entertainment. At the beginning of the exercises the children were marched out on the stage which was decorated most beautifully. The opening prayer was made by brother B. H. Coving ton and then came the opening song by the children, who were still standing on the stage, accompanied by music on the piauo by Miss Essie Hussey, thc assistant teacher. Then came the recitations, dialogues, tab leaux, dril ls and other exercices too numerous to mention. Among the dialogues, "Just from Pumpkin Ridge" and "Hans Von Smash" were splendid, and of the tableaux "Ceres and the Seasons" and the guardian angel were the best. The ?several drills were splendid. The exercises were the best that have ?ver been held at our school, and probably at any other school for miles around us, which speaks well lor our teachers who never tired of Leaching and training for the exer cises. Our principal, Miss Carrie Fal bert, is known thc cdunty over is, a teacb.er; having taught at Re hoboth, Parksville, her? and many jther places and she never failed to -.ave the school offered her again ifter the first term. She has taught 3 terras at our school and has been )ffered the school for another term, md although she has had offers of 'chools here of late, she has given is the assurance that if she teaches my where another term she will each for us. This is our assistant eacher's first term but she has made roud her record so far, and her vork of the past session bids fair or her to become one of our most luccessf'ul teachers. She also has >een offered the school another ses lion and we have every reason to relieve that she will teach for us igain also. She is still with us eaching music and is to remain nth us two months. Our school s considered one of the best coun ry schools of the county and we lave every reason for being proud if that honor and of the teachers rho have raised it on such a high ?lane. Our crops are needing rain very ?adly now, the oats especially. Grain as a rule is very sorry, ir. J. ?. White has the best oats re have seen in this section. Our woods are full of saw mills low, there being six in whistling istance of each other. Thc latest ne to move in is Mr. H. C. Gibson f Chester, 3. C., who haB also irought his family to live with us. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Borden, Mr. nd Mrs. J. R. White and Mr. and 1rs. Luther Riddlehoover visited t the home of Mr. W. L. Riddle oover recently. Mr. R. P. Holiday was visiting is father Mr. VV. R. Holiday last reek. Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Riddlehoover pent the*day with Mr. and Mrs. i. VV. Long of Rehoboth Thurs ay. Mrs. F. P. White and Mrs. Dan j| White spent the day with Mrs. .tither Riddlehoover last Thursday. Patron. Agent for Carolina Canners. I desire to notify the people of ?lgetield county that I am agent or th i Carolina canner. I have two izes, *J4 48 capacity, which Hell for 12 and $24, respectively. Will be leased to sell you one for home se. I have used one for liv? past five ears and it has given perfect sat ufaction. If you will drop me a ard further information , will be urnished. J. H. Bussey, Modoc, .C., R. F. D. 5-7-41.