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m. 42.
Reciprocity Day Observed. Dr.
Poteat to Visit Johnston.
W. C. T. U. Holds Meet
Reciprocity day as observed by
the members of the New Century
Club, nroved a most delightful occa
> sion and even the weather seemed
to assist to make the event a happy
o?>e, for this is the first celebration
yet that the elements have not done
their worst. The club held the celo
bration in the home of Mrs.' E. R
M obley which was spacious and
well adapted for 9uch a gathering,
and the decorations were very at
tractive with the club flower the
violet, and the color scheme, green
and white well carried ont.
There were invited representatives
from Edgefield, Batesburg, Lees
ville and Rid<ze, also representa
tives from the. local organizations,
and the prvrlors were well filled. The
programs were attractively gotten
up arid each one bore the likenesss
of an American author, * American
authors" being the club study. The
meeting.was called t<> order by the
president, Mrs. W. F Scott, and
all repeated the Lord's prayer in
concert. The roll of the mem
bers by the secretary .MIN. ll. D
Grant, was ?al led and each member
responde I with a cjuotation by ibo
authors studied. Mrs. Scott io a
most pleasing and cordial manner
extended hearty greetings, this be_
ing responded to bv Miss Hattie
Rodaers of Batesburg, <>f the Im
provement association. Piano solo,
"To a water lily," (McDowell), Miss
Lila Maud Willis, president of
Appollo music club; greetings. Mrs.
G. W. Wise, JJ. A. R., Trenton;
greetings, Mrs. J. I). Holstein, U.
D. C., Edgefield; vocal solo, ."An
nabelle Lee" (Edgar Allen Poe).
Airs, ^faases . Whil&:.^nji.t>i-j!^^?ga?
tnotic wonn'ti," .Miss Zena Payne;
piano solo, - 'In a gondola," Miss
Gladys Sawyer; paper, Mrs. W. 1).
Hendrix, literary club, Leesville,
vocal duet, "A Norse lullaby" (Eu-1
gene Field,), Miss.Sawyer, Miss Wil
lis'^ paper, ''South Carolina ?itera j
ture," Mrs. H. l>. Grant; chorus, ;
"Carolina hills." club; toasts to
represented organizations, Miss Ber
tha Woodward, president Kill Kan
There was an hour ol' siK-ia! in- j
tercourse and an interchanging ci
ideas for club welfare during which i
time a delightful two course repast!
was served, the hostess bearii as- j
sisted by Mesdames J. A. Dobev
and 1*. N. Eeesee and Misses Maud \
Sawyer and Marion Mob! ey, the]
favors being boutonni?res of violets
Later the guests gathered into the j
li vi :i v' room and while sipping fra- ;
grmt bot coll?e, a final cli.it was j
enjoyed. -The decorations in here j
were quantities of white hyacinths'
and ferns added a pleasing touch of ?
green. Tin; centerpiece of the coffee
table'was a large bowl of these]
dainty blossoms and the lace cover j
of the ta'nle was over green. The ;
guests lingered, loath to leave so j
congenial a company, and when in j
so doing; it was with the pleasant- !
est of memories.
Dr. E. M. Poteat, president of
Fur man university, will preach here
in the Baptist church on Sunday
morning, in the afternoon he con
templates going to Ridge Spring.
The W. C. T. TL met on Fridav
afternoon with Mrs. M. Ii. Wright, I
and the meeting was a most profi-; !
table one with the subject, "Sib ;
bath observance." The meeting was
also, in observance of Madam Wu-j
lard's.-heaven ly birthday. Mrs. Art- j
nie P. Lewis led tho meeting and
the songs sung were sw.'et and at
tractive. Readings relative to the
two themes were read by Mesdames
J. A. Lott, S. J. Watson, T. Ii.
Denny and J. H. White. The hos j
tess gave each one a picture of
Mad m Willard and pinned a white
ribbon on each one present. De
lightful hot chocolate with cake,
was served, Mrs. J. A Lott assisting
he hostess.
Mesdames A. W. Clark and Mel
)Ourne Green, of Columbia, visited
Hrs. O. D. Black during last week.
Mesdames Mamie N. Tillman and
gi. D. Holstein represented Edgefield
mn Reciprocity day, and were enter
tained in the home bf Mrs. J. L.
alisa Ida Satcher is visiting in
Blackville, going there to act as
Heid Examination Under Civil
' Service Rules.
Owing to tho resignition of Mr.
C. A. Purks as rural mail carrier to
accept the position of postmaster at
Parksville, Mr. J. P. Ouzts, the
postmastei at Ed^etield, acting un
der instructions from Washington,
held an examination und&r tile civil
service raies Saturday jn the audito
rium of the High School building:
for the purpose of selecting a car
rier on- the route which was former
ly served by Mr. Parks. After the
Parksville route has been supplied
with the carrier, those making the
highest mark in Saturday's examina
tion will be chosen should any oth
er vacancy occur in the postal ser
vice of the county. These positions
are much sought after because they
afford permanent employment at a
salary ranging from $l,0U0 tc
?1,200 per annum.
The following were examined:
Edgetield: J F Lamb, J G Hol
land, C VV Wood, J T Hading, VV
O Lyon, J A Smith. Ira J Bledsoe,
S B.Mays, Jr., P B Bryant, JE E
Padgett, AL - Kemp, M A Watson.'
Jr., H Y Dorn, WD Al len, K E;
Morgan, J C Cogburn. J
Parksville: D L Waters. G W
Parks, A S Wilson, J B Blackwell,!
J- C Stone, J P Brunsen. i
Cleora: Jno Pt Griflis, ? H Hill.
Trenton: T E Hammond.
Plum Branch: Eugene M Paul,
RM Winn,E S Strom, Randolph
Strom, K JD Seigler, T C Winn, P
B West, W P Strom.
Johnston: J P Hoyt.
Callison: W W Mayson, Bennie
M Mayson.
lduCormick: J B Gilchrist.
Pleasant Laue: M A Miller.
Landreth's Garden Seed.
When in need of . garden seed..
Irish Potatoes, Corn, Onion Sets,
eu;., let us supply your wants.
maid of honor at the marriage of
ono of her classmates.
The historical meeting. IT. D. C. j
was held x>u Thursday afternoon in j
the home of Mrs. Jaraga White and j
the historian M rs. O. D. Wade ar
ranged a very , interesting meeting i
with the subject, ''The burning of i
Columbia by Sherman'' February \
17, 18B5." After the Ritual andi
current events by 'he historian the
following was carried out: '"Die
new year of 1S65," Mrs. F. M. I
Boyd: "'Tiu; ! neyer t?-be forgotten j
nig lit," .Miss Zona Payne: piano so- ;
lo, Miss Clevie Moyer; '.A young j
girl's experience of the burning of,
the city," Mrs. H. W. Crouch; !
'"How Sherman burned the city,"
Mrs. H. W. Dobey; "Shermans
vision of why the city was burned." ?
Mis. P. B. Waters, Jr.; "'Sherman'sj
love (?) for the south,'' Mrs. J. P. |
Bean ; ' Description of "marker when '<
the tnayor surrendered the mtv, to j
Sherman." Mrs. ll. C. iveiin.v:j
'The sen; j ne! :J url the scout," Miss
Clara Sawyer; "Origin of the Bon
nie Blue Mag,1' historian; chorus,
"'The Bonni" Blue flag.'? The his
torian stated that the chapter was
proud lt? have a poet in their imin
bar, and that Mrs. J?. M. Boyd had |
written a beautiful poem for the
state contest which the members;
would at an early date hear read at ?
the meeting.
The Angeline Bacon chapter,
ciiildreu of the Confederacy, held j
their meeting on Friday afternoon J
in the home of their president, Miss
Clevie Moyer, with a good^attond- j
ance, and after business a short. hi>- ?
torieil meeting was had with the
sn bj eut, 'The burning of Columbia
by Sherman.'' Delightful refresh
ments bf hot chocolate with a va
riety of sandwiches was served,
which was enjoyed. Several musieaj
selections were rendered which add
ed pleasure to the meeting.
airs. E. A, Schnell of Greenwich,
Conn., and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Ivey of Buck Shoals, Ga , are guests
ot' their mother, Mrs. E. A. Ivey.
Mr. Wood Lowman of Ttmr?ons
ville is visiting in the home of his
aunt, Mrs. M. E. Norris.
Mrs. Edward Perry of Charleston
is the guest of Mrs. Pope Perry.
Miss Nina Ouzts has-been visiting
friends in Aiken.
'Mrs. J. L. Walker spent a part
of last week in Columbia with her
husband who is now a member of
the legislature.
Keep the split log dragging.
i ' . . .., yM
Work of School Progressive.
Commends County Superin
tendent of Education.
Picking Cotton.
Dear Mr. Minis:- As it has been
..onie time since you have heard
from our school, it gives me pleas
ure to say that we haven't been in
to winter quarters, but pur school
is progressing' nicely, and we feel
ihat we are emerging from thc win-'
tor's chilly blast with the promise
of spring m the near future with
sweet songs of birds. Tin: air
vviil soon be filled with the udor of
delicious flowers to brighten our
uves and gladden our hearts. Win
ier will soon be gone with a faint
titeam of the pastand we are still
enjoying the merry laugh of happy
i'iie war. is still raging in Europe
with ill of its 'honors and death
. ie.it mg collisions. W e "Americans
.-hoiV?d 'feel that we are greatly.
olesSed io be free irom war and en-1
j joying many blessings. How often
.ve slid?ld ihank our creator.
Cotton picking is now progres
sing siiiist^etoniy and the-farmers
?wtllsoou.be through aud;,reidy to.
I start another crop. While the low j
j price has crippled the energy of ..a)
great many, yet some are pushing
forward and having land cleared
and soon we will expect to see the
plows moving.
Mr. Charlie Whatley and Mr.
H. T. Mayson will start their saw
mill in a few days and ?oon we will
hear the hum of machinery that has
been stopped so long.
We are expecting Mrs. Put Winn
to pay us a visit next week.
Cur school jua been presented
with blue cap& representing the
Oregon fertilizer company at G reen
wood. M ay;, we niiil^rv-the ::'i.?t-V!;K?r:
vffiffnjir<*Miss Maggie- Winn, grow j
strong in knowledge.
With . the able co-operation of ;
jour superintendent^Mr. W. W. Ful-j
1er, who has proven *o clearly* his !
ability as an officer, there i? '
nothing short of success in any i
school thai comes under his super-1
; vision.
School Girl. j
Making Splendid Record.
In a personal letter lo the editor'
of The Advertiser several days ;:gi>,
Col. Bailey had the following'to j
say ol' the record that the Edgefield :
boys are making at the Bailey
Military Institute:
"IL will be of interest to your |
readers to know that ihe Edgerield j
boys are making splendid records ut
Bailey. Four ol' the fifteen rum-'
missioned officers are Edgeiield j
boys. Julian Williams of Pleasant
Lane. Edgeiield county, is captain :
ol'Co. ii. Gainsford Gan te I ou soi;!
of Mr. J. il. Cantelou, is Adjutant !
of Hie battalion. There aie lei.
lieutenants in the cadet battalion, ;
and ?&bort Morgan, son of Mr. S.
E. Morgan, is the highest ranking !
lieutenant of them all. And Watson
Talbert, sou ol'-Mon. T. Garrett
Talbert ol' Parksville, is the next
ranking lieutenant. This speaks well
not only for the boys, but for Edge
iield county, for the entire military
department in our institution is run j
strictly according to the United
States army regulations. Every ca- j
del officer holds his position strictly '
on his own merit, and the minute
he is found to be unworthy or in
competent he is removed and some
one put in his place. It gives me
much pleasure to say that all o? the
above boys also stand well ia their
literary work."
It Really Does Relieve Rheu
Everybody who is afflicted witt
Rheumatism in any form should by
all means keep a .bottle of Sloan'?
Liniment ou hand. The minute
you feel pain or soreness in a joint
or muscle, bathe it with Sloan's
Do not rub it. Sloan's penetrates
almost immediately right to the
seat of pain, relieving the hot, ten
der, swollen feeling and making the
part easy and comfortable. Get a
bottle of Sloan's Liniment for 25
cents of any druggist and have it
in the house-against Colds, Sore
and Swollen Joints, Lumbago, Sci
atica and like ailments. Your
money back if not satisfied, but it
does give almost instant relief.
Buy a bottle to-day.
;? _ _
j Death of Mrs. Swearingen. Mrs.
Moss Entertained. Vaien
? , tine Partez at Horns of
Mr. and Mrs. Pardae.
Nijpie death of Mrs. Charisey
Swearingen at her home on Friday
night last while not unexpected,
brought none the less sorrow; none
the less sadness for besides her im
mediate family she was much be
loved by a large circle of friends
who grieve'that the life of this use
ful, christian is ended. Mrs. Swcar
ingen was a loyal friend, a woman
of courage, energy, courteous and
affable to all. She has been a life
long and-consistent member of the
Baptist church and was always
foremost, in anything that pertained
to the welfare of her church and its
people. She" was an enthusiastic and
ard'ent Sunday school worker, a de
voted member of the missionary so
ciety, rind now that her life is over,
shebas gone, to ahorne prepared for
her for having done her du'y nobly
on earth. She was buiied from th.e
?b?ntzer church on Saturday after
noon, a large concourse of friends
haying assembled to pay their last
tribute of respect to, one of Tren
tonf?.<*e!l beloved ladies. The pru
fusipn. of- lovely Howers also, be
spolie the high esteem in which she
wa.- held. In t he absence of her pas
tor,.he Rev. J. R. Walker conduct
ed the "funer;iI service, and made
some beautiful and befitting re
matas abu ut her life. She leaves a
devorad-son' and two little grand
daughters whom she loved as ten
derly as her own, a brother and sis
ter arid many sorrowing relatives
who'have our deepest sympathy.
"Home is not horne for mother's
not there
An'^s^bave Hakeirt "her . ont of- our
5D(:'^.?^Tier room anti' empty her
She's gone to that home so peace
ful and fair." , -
Mrs. J. R. Moss entertained a
large .number of relatives at a de
lightful dinner on Saturday. Mr.
Geo. Walker and Miss Annie Laurie
Walker from Belvedere were the in
vited guests from a distance.
Mrs. Walter Miller was -also hos
tess at a lovely din nor party on Sat
Miss Beatrice Stevens who has
been the guest of.M rs. i). R. fay
returned home oil Wednesday.
During a recent visit to his old j
home Mr. Eddie Harrison who is j
beloved by everybody was cotnpli-j
rnented with several little sucia, :
affairs. Notably lovely were the su;>
oer parties given him by Mesdames
VVuliacc Wise; K\ P. Bryan .-LO;!
Leslie Kidson.
.Mr. and .Mrs. W. A. Pa rd nc ga\
a beautiful Valentineparty on Mon-j
day evening complimentary to Miss
Mamie Cheat ham.
Miss Maud !b;t! is after a very j
delightful visit lo lier friend, Mrs. "j
Laue of Columbia, is at home again..
Mrs. Bomar of S parlan burg is,
the guest of Miss Addie Hughes.
Miss Eugenia Ko ben son from
Abbeville is spending several days
with Miss Orrie Miller.
.Miss Neli Payne the attractive
young teacher at Roper?, will be
the guest of Mrs. Lesiie Kidson on I
Saturday and Sunday of this week, j
Public Spirited Farmers.
The Advertiser commends most
heartily the. citizens of the Brun-1
son-Ree!-Gi!gal community for the
splendid service which they have
rendered the people of the county
by dragging the Abbeville road
from Turkey Creek bridge down to
Mr. J. il. Reed's home, near the in
corporate limits of tue town of
Edgetield. Not only was the leading
public road put in iirst-class condi
tion by the crags, but the cross
roads or .neighborhood roads were
also improved. For three days live
heavy drags, drawn by six mules
eajh, were kept in operation. Heavy
weights were placed, upon the drags
which were set at angle, making it
possible to elevate the roads in the
centre very much as if a road scrape
had been used. Shovels were car
ritd along with the drags and the
deep ruts and low places that hold
the water were filled, thus making
this hurried workiug accomplish
permanent good. The men who con
tributed their time and teams for
this work are entitled to the sin
cere thanks of the traveling pub
lic, j
! Rev. W. E Barr Passes to
Rev. Wesley Kidson Barr, . for
j many years a minister in the South
?Carolina Methodist Conference and
for the past eight years a resident
of this city, died at his home on
North Church street Friday morn
ing after an illness of about a week.
Mr. Barr had been in declining
health for some time, but the end
was hastened by an attack of paraly
sis a week previous to his death.
The funeral services were held Sat
urday afternoon at the Laurens
cemetery, being largely attended
by friends and relatives of the de
ceased. The services were made
the more impressive hy the pres
ence of the Presiding E'der of this
district, Dr. P. F. Milgo* and four
other Methodist ministers serving
charges in this vicinity, a? follows:
Rev. J. R. T. Major, pastor of the
First Methodist church; Rev. W.
H. Lewis, pastor of the Second
Methodist church; Rev. Rainy, of
Clinton: and Rev. 1\ W. Manner
ly", of.Gray Court.
Wesley Eidson Barr was born in
Edgeiield county, August ll, ISSI'.
He attended .the common schools of
his community and later attended
Wofford college where he graduated.
Soon after his graduation he began
preparation for the ministry and
joined the Methodist Conference
which he served for about thirty
years. Eight years ago, on ac
count of declining health, he was
put upon the superannuated list by
the Conferauce and since that time
he has resided here. His ministry
was characterized by a devoutness,
faithfulness to ideals and earnest
service, which was- productive of
much good wherever he was called
upon to labor.
Early in life Rev. Barr married
a Miss Barr, of Lexington county.
She and the following children .sur
vivo him: .Mrs.::vW- T. Moore, Miss
May DeTle Barr, "Miss Edna Barr
and Mr; W. 0. Barr.-Laurens Ad
Tax Inequalities Are Illustrated.
A. W. Jones, comptroller general,
has compiled some tax assessment
data of interest.
'T don't see why a mule should
be a>sessed at ?31.25 in Pickmis
county and ?01.71 in Hampton
county,'' said the comptroller.
Following comparative statistics
were prepared by the comptroller
Chesterfield Conn t y-A vera'ge as
sessed value ol' horses, ?'50.05;
mai is, $0o..42; cattle, 6.13 2-!-.
Marlboro Countj-Average as
s ssed value of horses, 55-10.76; mules,
?-t:3 i?U; cattle, ?11.01.
Berkeley County-Average as
sessed value of horses, ?62.26; 1
mules, ?72.3S; cattle, ?8.5:5.
Piokens County-Average assess
ed value of horses, ?30.05; mules,
$31/25; cattle, ?7.07.
Darlington County-Average as
sessed value of "nurses, ?54. ?2:;
mules, ?02.92; cattle, ?14.82.
Dorchester County-Average as
sessed value ul' horses, ?6 L.22; mules,
?75.2-1-: cattle, ?.'.>.:?7.
Ocouee Oonntj-Average assess
ed value of horses, ?44.36; mules
?47.08; cattle, ?!>.8G.
Hampton Countj-Average as
sessed value of Horses, ?70.85;
mules, ^91-71 ; cattle, ?10.41.
W i 11 i a m s h u r g G o u u t \-Average
assessed value (d' horse:;, ?15:?.72;
males, ?80.03; cattle, ?0.03.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The reg? lar monthly meeting of
the Edgeiield chapter, ?. D. C.,
was held at the home of Mrs. C.
E. May Tuusdav afternoon, Feb
ruary 0. an unusually large number
of'members being in attendance.
The president, Mrs. J. ll. Nichol
son presided over the business ses
sion. Mrs. X. M. 7. J o nea was elected j
recorder of crosses and Miss Sophie !
Dobson was chosen to lill the. posi
tion'of registrar. After all routine
business was dispoiei of the meet
ing was turned over to the histori
an, Miss Mamie Lake. Two very
interesting original papers on "Con
ditions in the South" and "During
the war" were read by Mrs. N. G.
Evans and Mrs. J. II. Cantelou. A
poem was beautifully recited by
M.rs. M. P. Wells. ?Miss R?sela
Parker played '"The last rose of
summer" on the violin, accompa
nied by Mrs. W. S. Cogburn on
the piano.
At the conclusion of the program
the hostess served a salad course
with coffee.
Whooping Cou^h Prevalent.
School District Divided.
More Funds From State.
Roads Work.
The weather opener] np last week
so the plows could run ? few days.
Some spring oats were sown. Some
farmers failed to sow .wheat last
fall andintended to sow in January,
but the weather was siich that it
coule not be done. If flour keeps
going higher, some of ns will have
to cut out biscuit except on Sun
Miss Ellie Mims has been spend
ing some time with her .sister, Mrs.
L., R. Brimson.
Mr. JP. W. Cheatham lost a horse
on Sunday.
Mr. Bunch Timmerman, who has
the job of R. F^D. carrier from
Cleora, and his i. \nily, are livirg
with Mr. A. L. Btir?soa. We are
glad to have them for neighbors.
The whooping cough is all over
this community. We are afraid it
will cause some of our f-chools to
close before the term is out. This
district, Moss No. 22, has been di
vided into 4 districts. Some were
very much opposed to it and did all
they could to defeat it by keeping
people from signing petitions for it.
As a result of this division we get
fr Jin the State this year 8300.00
instead of one hundred, the amount
we received last year.
The people of this community
made drags last .week and dragged
the 'roads from Moultrle's mill to
to Mr Jack Reel's. They started at
the Branson cross roads and Reel's
store with five split log drags with
six mules to each drag, and went to
"J. H. Reel's and back and, exeept
in the big mud-holes, made roads as
smoothe as summer time. -It seems
?tbitt v.'herc-poop?e;?w-iH''d?'this''raucli''
for the roads our Supervisor might
have tue chain gang fill the impas
sible holes. In all about twenty'
miles of road were put in good con
dition as drags could put them in
without one cent of expense to the
Mrs. A. Baron Holmes has gone
on a visit to friends in Mic north.
Our school I m proveinent Society is
beginning to arrange for some work
in the spring.
Mr. Seigler, our star route car
rier, say? il it will rain six weeks
I longer, he i li i ti ks he will get used
to it, having been in u t .ree months.
' I think too he will get. used to it.
! L. R. Bronson represents the
State Hoard of Health for Moss
township and requests parties to
make rt.' nuts to him of 'birth's and
death's as the law requires.
Noe Always Safe to "Cuss"
It is not a veiw safe proposition
io differ too radically from a news
paper and "cuss" it, oat, for there
will come a time when the newspa
per will be on the same side of some
proposition as yourself. We have
seen too many cases of people who
would get so furious with a newspa
per for taking some stand, and af
ter a few months admit that they
were wrong. Then we have knuvvn
people to be at outs with the posi
tion taken by a newspaper, and in a
few mouths some other proposition
would come up and the newspaper
and the man who was so bitler
against it would then be on the same
side. Of course a newspaper which
st Muds for something will have peo
ple to differ from its position, but
we had rather have some of the
p.-.??ile who read this newspaper take
tin- opposite side, if they differ as
honestly as we do from them, for
then we shall know that we are do
ing something, and that we are con
sidered a factor in the community.
So long as a newspaper stands for
those things which are true and
right, and is honest in its convic
tions, we do not think any great
harinean be done.-\Andersun In
War price on coffee. We are sell
ing a filie grade of green coffee
worth 15 cents for 12 1-2 centd pen
pound. This opens the way to re
duce the high cost of living.
Penn & Holstein.
Tor Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strenphoning tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TOXIC, drrrcs out
.Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonio
art' we Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c,

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