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??dest Newspaper Ha ^mith Carolina
VOL. 80
NO. 9
{Field Day Exercises of Johns ton
High Sc-hool and Annual
Conn ry Educational Ral
ly Combined.
An ideal occasion on an ideal
day-An ideal program arranged
for an ideal audience in an ideal
building-Ideal hospitality dis
pensed by ideal hosts in an ideal
?mariner. Yes, the educational rally
which was held at Johnston ap
proached more nearly i:he ideal from
every standpoint than anything of
the kind ever held before in the
county. It wis a RED LETTER
DAY (in bold letters), which marks
the setting of a new pace, educa
tionally, in the county.
A New Johnston.
Those who visit Johnston are not
within her gates long before they
?ealise that it is a new Joh nston
Jnew in social life, new in religious
|life, new in educational and intel
lectual life, new. in commercial and
|material prosperity.
Instead of the old, unsightly
Iguane houses along the railroad onJ
[Main street which nude the at mos
Iphere redolent with the fames of j
'"ammoniated dissolved bone1' and
other pungent odors that offended
the olfactory nerves, there now
stands a modern brick warehouse.
Instead of the narrow, ill-kept
sidewalks with a maze of unat
tractive eigns over head, there are
now wide, well-kept walks which are
brilliantly lighted with electric
lights by night.
Instead of the old, ramshaekled
Iwooden store buildings of ancient
?design, the business section of the
?bown is graced with modern stores
|Lhat would do credit to towns many
,imes larger, the plate glass fronts
peing the equal of some city stores.
Instead of the small, inadequate, j
rri^lK?P?rS^K Aireaay tb^
Methodist nod Baptist denomina
!.:>u< have erected artistic and cotn
iodious houses of worship that pjr
md a greater Johnston still.
Instead of the unattractive, seem
iglv-negleeted yards, one ngw
?asts his eyes upon lovely, caieful
'-tended flower gardens that not
iu Orighteu the nome sarruund
[igs but contribute their part lo
ards beautifying the entire town,
instead ul" the sunny streets of
lany years ago, .splendid oaks
[hose spreading branches form a
mt if ul canopy overhead now
"ord dense shade along the lead
g streets.
ID stead of vacant lots here and
tere iu- the popular residence see
ms, one now sees scores of new
comparatively new cottages and
ssidences that are modern in de
ign and appointments, and instead
the unattractive exterior of the
l?der homes, one observes that the
jenerous use of the paint brush has
rrought a pleasing transformation.
Instead of the row of germs-in
isted, open wells in the centre of
ie main thoroughfare, from which
ater was drawn with leaking "old
?ken buckets," the thirst of man
id beast is now slaked from bored
of considerable depth at inter
ns along the sidewalk.
Instead of idle, indolent and
?mes indigent business men of
ie days gone by who drowsily
[reamed away much of the day,
lhere are now scores of alert, active,
ell-to-do men the glint of whose
>y?t? show that they have caught a
lew vision of the future and whose
jy?pk step enables them to keep step
with the march of progress along
eveiy line.
lustead of there being a dominant
selfish, every-man-for himself spirit
[which afflicts every community,
raore or less, as the lawyers say,
1?re exists a commendable altruis
ts every-shoulder-to-the-wheel pub
spirit w.hich has time and again
'ercotne seemingly insuperable bar
irs that imp?ued the progreso of
The "Spur" Needed.
iVith all of Johnston's achieve
rs there is? yet one enterprise
ich we hope they wiil ''land," if
by will let us build the ''?spur" to
jgetield, and that is the trolley
which has been projected for
?ny months. We do not meau a
Hey line a ia Jackson, one on pa
or a veritable ca>tle in the air,
one that will actually haul
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Branson School Closed With
Highly Creditable Exercises.
After a very successful session
under tutelage of Miss Collins and
Miss Heyward, the Brunson school
closed Friday night with an inter
esting programme the rendition of
which would have done credit to
the pupils of graded schools of the
leading towns. A small admission
fee was charged, the funds to be
used in painting and otherwise im
proving the school property. Nearly
$50 was realized for this purpose.
The following is the programme
in detail, each number being very
creditably presented:
1. Song, O Zion Haste-By
2. Recitation, "Flowers*"-Gell
3. Seven Little Brownies-Har
ling Morgan, Claud Bartley, Floyd
Thomas, Dan Brunson. Price Mor
gan, Butler Doolittle, William
4. Play-Cinderella.
Maude-Pearl Reel.
Laura-Eugenia Brunson.
Tom-John Bartley.
5. Color Fairies-Wilmoth Stag
ier, Elizabeth Timraertnan, Pearl
Thomas, Velma, Thomas, Ruby
Brimson, Nettie Doolittle, Ruby
Morgan, Mattie Thomas. ?
G. Recitation, a Little School
Marm-Cenie Brunson. ,
7. Playing School-Bessie'Bart
ley, Ruth Wash, Willie Doolittle.
8. Song, B 'autiful Isle of Some
where-Corrie Thomas.
u. Song, Like a Good Shepherd
- By twelve girls.
1U. Play, Bugtown Band.
Teacher-Savannah Morgan.
Pupils-Perry . Whatley, Ben
Seigler, Claud Harris, Dan Brun
?12. Play.. "Popping the Ques
tion." .
Bobbin-Corrie Thomas.
Ellen Murra j-Nat Brimson.
Mr. Primrose-Abney Brunson.
Henry Thornton-Wallace Doo
.Miss Winter Blossom-Helen
Miss Biffen-Eugenia Brunson.
13. Song-jiy School.
1*. Recitation, ''Just a Little
Boy"-T. C. Strom.
15. Milk Maid's Song-Elizabeth
Ti m merman, Price Morgan.
16. Play-J umbu Jum.
Jumbo-Mr. John Mealing Mor
gan. y
Hannah-Miss Nettie Seigler.
Mr. Gobbleton-Mr. Herbert Wil
Mrs. Gobbleton-Miss Mable
Henry Mervil--Mr. H. H.
Adelaide-Miss Savannah Mor
Three Hired Hands-Jim Brun
son, Harry Bartley, Chris Thomas.
A Happy Occasion.
On the afternoon of April 23
from 4 to ?.30, little George Ed
ward Sheppard entertained at his
5th birth-day-party at the home of
his graud parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O. Sheppard. About twenty little
boys and girls of his own age were
in attendance dressed ia full party
Numerous gifts showed thd pop
ularity of the young host. The prize
in tne contest for pinning the
tag. on the mule's tail was awarded
to Dorothy Marsh.
Eajuh child was so dainty and sweet
that the whole twenty could not be
described in detail. The color
scheme was in Easter effects. Lil
lies and pink azaleas and wood
bine from the wild-woods adorned
parlor, stair way, hall, and ciiuiug
Alter games on the lawn, the
little girls and boys marched into
tho dining-room, with color tones
were red and white, where was
seen the birthday cake with tis
five red candles. Easter rab
bits, souvenirs, ice cream and choc
olate were served under the glow of
the red shaded lights. After a de
lightful afternoon and early eve
ning, the guests said a reluctant
good - bye.
Rev. John Lake Organizes Mis
sionary Brotherhood. Visit
ed Grave of Luther
Rice in Saluda.
Dear Jaie:- I have spent .two hap
py Sundays, one in Greenville coun
ty and one in what used to be call
ed Edgefield county. I must tell you
of them. The first Sunday in April
found ns back in old South Caroli
na, after the Kentucky campaign
for the Jndson fund, and away-up
at the north Greenville Baptist
Academy, at Tigersville, in Glen
ville county.
The occasion was an all day con
clave of the Royal Ambassadors of
North Greenville association, the
first, associational conclave of these
splendid boy workers, so far as I
know, that has ever been held. All
?honor to Miss Taylor and Miss Tur
ner and to the noble boys them
Six chapters were represented.
AH did well. The speeches and dis
C')s-iojis were irood. Of course the
hospitality dispensed by Prof. and
jiMr?. Simp-on and Mrs. vWingo and
thc vonna: ladies of the academy
I wa- r yal.
In the courso.of his talk, this way
farer had the pleasure of suggesting
the following: One of the pastors
of the association, brother Taylor,
I stood at the t enter of the platform
and a representative of the wo
man's missionary society stood be
side him. N^xt to her stood a rep
resentative of the Young Woman's
Auxiliary, an3 next to her a rep
resentative of the Girls' Auxiliary.
Then a little girl, Sunbeam age,
stood, thus raakiaga half circler.To
complete the circle a small boy, an
other sunbeam, you see, stood by
?the little girl-, and then one of the
delegates to the Royal Ambassador
(?fflfil?t?j?fond- aex? to' h;ut. Thus,
a circle, all but complete, stood with
the pastor, representing the mission
ary societies, composed of the wo
men and girls, and of the children
and larger boys. There was butane
j link lacking to represent the men of
tbechuich, when a splendid young
man, one of the older members of
the R. AV walked to the platform
and stood in the gap between the
younger boy and the pastor. And
wMiat a spectacle was before u>!
; Everybody in the church eligible t"
membership in a missionary society
and standing shoulder to shoulder
with the pastor.
So that ni"ht fourteen men, too
old to be members of the R. A.,
met and organized a missionery
brotherhood. President, vice-presi
dent, secretary and treasurer were
elected, and each member intends to
go back home and organiza a mis
sionary biotherhood, if but three
members, among the men of his
church. And some of these mem
bers have already subscribed to the
Judson Centennial Fund. .
But the time would fail me to tell
of the W. M. U. Institute at Gaff
ney, when a report of this R. A
conclave was made, and a similar
circle was formed as au object les
son, or to tell of meetings in Green
ville and Newberry where more
missionary brotherhoods were form
ed. But a word now about the sec
ond Sunday in April at Pine Plc
ant church in Saluda county, Ric ?
association, where pastor Booth a:, ,
his noble helpmeet, herself a nieU;
of Matthew T.. Yates, and other
members of his church took us out
for an all day mission rally. Tht^
hospitality of the Colemans, Longs,
the Samples and other dear friends
cheered us. After the morning ser
vice, some fifteen or twenty men
stood in a circle around the grave
of the pioneer missionary and as
sociate of Judson, Luther Rice and
san?; and prayed and organized
tbemselves into a missionary brother
hood. At the same moment a large
group of women were with the pas
tor's wife and the wa.ysharer in the
church, organizing a woman's mis
sionary society, and these also join
ed hands about the historic grave
and san ir and read God's word.
A collection was taken for foreign
missions, and then to make the day
complete, several subscriptions ol
from fifty dollars down were'made
to the Centennial Fund, to be the
Luther Rice Bible Publication Fund,
this ta be a part of the ?10?,0UU to
be given to the China Baptist Pub
lishing society in Canton, for the
printing of Bibles in the Chinese
John Lake.
Heavy Shipments of Asparagus.
Presbyterian Revival Service.
WX T. U. Will Give an
Trenton was largely represented
at Johnston at the Educational rally
day^yPhe attendants thoroughly en
joyed the exercises, and appreciated
very noach Johnston's hospitality.
The afternoon teemed with interest
over the base ball and basket hall
games. The Johnston boys put it
on the visitors io base ball, the
score standing 7 lo 3, but Trenton
redeemed herself in basket ball the
seora showing a defeat of 17
to 0.
Miss Elberta Bland from Aiken
who carog-as referee for the basket
ball gajpj between Johnston and
Trer ton^roaiued over for several
days as n?nJguest of Misses Maude
and Dorothy Bettis.
The W.'C. T. TJ. will give an
entertaiomjent on the 20th of May
at the school house, the evt-ning
prior to the closing of the school on
Friday. This means that an eve
ning of real pleasure is in store for
fae people,of Trenton.
. The Trenton asparagus growers
are hustling. Now that hot weather
has come, the grass is growing rap
ly, and then too prices are looking
up. One advantage this season has
over all proceeding ojies is that the
growers are shipping by refrigera
tion. Six. h?ndiHf? crates were sent
from herejto Monday and almost
that marivan Tuesday. ,
Mr. and '?irs. Fate Posey, Mrs.
J. D. Mathis, Mrs Julia Moss Wise
and little ??san Elizabeth Mathis
were amosg the Trenton visitors
who en joy'u the Confederate re
union in Columbia during the pasY
week. :,.. %
D-./itr^if.-, 'i?iiciii ii-iiatio? Ot
Rt. Rev. Bishop Guerry to Trenton
he wa,s the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
F.'P. Bryan.
Rev. E. C. Bailey is conducting a
series of summons in our Presbyte
rian church this week. He will be
as>ist.ed one evening by Dr. Jones of
Ed gc ti eld.
Mrs. Joe Smith was taken to the
city hospital in Columbia on Fri
day last, for a surgical operation,
and all ol' her friends are earnestly
hoping that it will be a successful
one. ,
Mrs. E. L. Ryan had a number of
her friends at a spend-the-day par
ty on Tuesday.
Mr. J. II. Allen and his family
were welcomed guests in our town
on Sunday.
Mr. W. D. Holland spent several
days with his mother during the past
On Friday evening last Mrs. W.
M. Leppard gave a beautiful sup
per to a uuuiber of her Trenton
i riends. Mr- and Mrs. Leppard and
mother Leppard are ever on the
alert to make the stay ot their
Iriends pleasant while in Columbia,
and this reminds me that it will
be gratifying to the friends of Mr.
Leppard and Mr. W. F. Roper to
know that these gentlemen are mas-*
iiig good ?ud holding down success
fully the responsible jobs that they
have been appointed to.
Mt. Zion School Closes.
The session of 1!)14-15 of Mt.
Zion school which has been very
satisfactorily taught by Miss Ma
mie Cheatham closed Friday, ap
propriate exercises being held in
the new school building l<ridav
night. This is one of the banner
schools of the county, having won
a prize of $20 in cash which was ot
tered by the School Improvement
association for the most improve
ment in the school building and
Early in the session Miss Mamie
Cheatham offered a goid medal to
the pupil who made the best record
in attendance and deportment. Miss
Lillie Mae Padgett was awarded
this medal, and Miss Addie Smith
was awarded the prize, a beautiful
book, for excelling in penmanship.
So satisfactory has been the ser
vices of Miss Cheatham that she
has been re-elected for another ser>
sion at an increased salary. ?
The following is a'programme of
the exercises which were held Fri
day night.
Uncle Josh and Aunt Jerusha:
Sammie Carpenter, Marie Pagett.
Letter From the Bailey Milit
(Written for last Week.)
In the recent Y. M. C. "A. ?
tions for officers for the year 1!
1916 the following were elec
President, Cadet Capt. J. Willia
vice-president, Cadet 1st lieuter
H. Snnggs; secretary, Cad*>t
lieutenant M. Edens and treasa
Cadet sergeant F. Wise. It. is
peeled that two or three men <
be selected to represent the sci
association at the student Bi
meetings to beheld at Black Mc
I tain, N. C. in June.
At a recent organization of
junior class the following ofti<
were chosen: J. Williams, pr
dent; H. Pearson, vice-president :
I H. Snuggs secretary-treasurer. Gi
preparations are under wa..* fe
special feature which will come
at the end of the present session
The cadet minstrel will be h
in one of the local theatres Fri?
night, April 30. Lieutenant Dun
is in eharge. An entertaining as v
as a profitable time is looked f
ward to.
On the night of April 23, Cad
A. Odom and Burnside will deb
with the representatives from F
ter military academy on the fol h
inc query: Resolved, that our co
defenses should be strengthen!
We have the affirmative side.
Du liner the past few weeks fi
baseball ?ames have been pla\(
We opened the season by playi
the strong and fast team fr<
Erskine college. Considering t
score last year, we-did remarkat
well, they beating us only 3 to
We took the next game frornl
i Wofford Fitting school by the ha
fought score of 2 to' 1. It was in t
ninth inning that Bailey secured h
.winning score. A tough proposit?
was put up to us when we. bald
, v i iu-..tlf? pl "'...kv. hard fi gb tin^g ai
unusually strong team of the Acid
my oF Richmond county. It w
again in the ninth inning that v
won the game, . the score final
standing 3 to 2. The points made 1
the A. R. C. were all secured in ll
first inning, after which the Augu
tans were unable to hit Bailey
pitcher. Burnett. Last Wednesda;
a beautiful day, the college tea
from the Citadel was on our ground
While the score stood ? to 2 in the
favor, it was more a victory for in
considering tile fact that they hav
one of the best teams in the stati
Burnett again showed his fine foi n
j The feature of the game was tb
i hard rooting from the side lines b
the cadets which at one time alraoi
threatened to lose the game fe
the Citadel. On Saturday the teat
went to Spartanburg where the
'played the Wofford Fitting schoo
We were defeated by thc score t
5 to 1. Timmons who pitched th
?rame, was in the box for the firs
time this year. Next Thursday w
are to play the aggregation fr?re
Porter and soon after the Presbyte
rian college of Clinton will tiein
their team to battle with us. J
warm reception is assured thee
teams both m baseball and spirit.
Captains Blythe and Long wen
to Spartan burg last week with thi
Col. and Mrs. Bailey are spending
a few days in the mountains.
H. H. S.
Recitation: Liller Mae Padgett
Song: In the days I went lc
school. ,
Recitation: Annie Mae Reece.
Wooing Jane: Thurston, Dewey
Padgett; Jane, Addie Belle Frank
lin; Aunt Jane, Liller Mae Pad
gett; Bobbie, Sammie Carpenter.
Song: W. A. Pardu-; and Brou
t?e Padgett.
Little Japanese: Ethel and Cor
rie Cheatbam.
J "Scat": Col. Edwards, Dewey
Padgett; Miss Diggery, Annie Mae
[Reece; Servant. Liller Mae Padgett.
Recitation: Marie Padgett.
Song: Dolly Stop Weeping.
Recitation: Addie Belle Frank
Song: Wb.3re the River Shannon
Recitation: Martha Lee Frank
Labor Song: Primary Grades.
Pantomime: Nearer My God to
A delightful school picnic was
also held on the school grounds
?Saturday. Short helpful addressee
were made by Rev. P. B. Lanham
and Mr. W. J. Gaines.
Reception by Mrs. Lewis. Two
Beautiful Church Wed
dings. Approaching Mar
riage Announced.
A beautiful evening- affair, and
one that terminated in a pleasant
surprise ?vas that given on last Tues
day evening by Mrs. Annie P. Lew
is. A guest of honor was Miss Jo
sephine Mohlay a bride of the next
day, and present also were the oth
ers of the bridal party. The home
was lovely in its decorations of pink
and white and there was an air of
romance by the many hearts every
where in the decorations. In tho
rear hall punch was served by Mis
ses Sue and Annie Tiramertnan and
music was enjoyed, Guy Horne,
violin, and Fred Parker piano. Pro
gressive anagrams were played,.each
table being suggestive of the bride
and groom, weddings and things
pertaining. Partners were gotton by
matching pink hearts, with senti
mental verses. After an animated
game an elaborate salad course with
iced tea was served by Misses Marie
Lewis and Annie Stokes. After all
had gathered in the reception .hall
there was much pleasurable excite
ment in seeing who would be the
next bride, this being done by the
couples marching around the rose
bedecked chair, and the one oppo
site it when the music changed to
Mendelssohn'?, wedding march, had
to occupy this seat. This fell to
Miss Pauline Lewis and as she
was seated the hostess placed on'her
a large pink heart with these words
in gold. ''Our June bride," and be
neath it, "Margaret Pauline Lewis,
John Mowara Payne." This an
nouncement created pleasant ex
citement for all the worl? loves a
lover and is always interested in all
<5"^ -At-.'* .
o'clock was a scene of bt-autiful anti
solemn marriage and at this ?time
Miss Josephine Minas Mobley aud
.Air. Oliver Wallace Hamilton
plighted their troths. Thc church
was artistically deeoroted and the
varigated colors of. the sweet peas
were us id in the ribbons to mark
tue seats ol' the family and friends
the s\$e>H peas being the flowers of
the wedding. Previous to the cere
mony Miss Nina O nz ts rendered a
lovely musical program and Prof.
\V. F. Scott sweetly sang "Beauty.'s
eyes.". As Lohengrin's wedding
march began, the ushers advanced
to' the front and were Messrs. E.
M. Walker, Julian Mobley, Ai ebie.
Lewis and Or. P. N. Keesee, the
little dower girl being Kathrine
Norris Wright who appeared as a
little f?iTy. There were two maids^
Miss Luelle Norris, who was gown
ed in lavendar and carried a large
basket of sweet peas tied with lav
endai tulle, and Miss Marion Mob
ley who was attired in pi uk also
carrying a basket of sweet peas.
These two made a lovely picture.
The maid of honor, Miss Hine Wal
ker of Hawkinsville, Ga., who was
robed in green and carried a showej
bouquet. The bride entered on the
arm of he* brother, Mr. W. Allen
Mobley and was met at the altar by
the groom with his best ?nan, Mr.
W. J. Muptgomerv, of Middle
brook, Va., and the happy pair
stood before Dr. A. T. King, who
spoke the solemn words that bound
their lives together. During the
ceremony, "'0 perfect day," was soft
ly played. The bride appeared very
sweet and attractive in a handsome
coat suit of sand color with all ac
cessories of her toilet harmonizing
and carried a shower bouquet of
bride's roses and lillie? ol' the valley.
Immediately after the ceremony
tue happy pur accompanied by sev
eral friends left in -automobiles
tor Ba te? burg to boiwd the train for
'Middlebrook, Va , the home of the
groom. Sincere good wishes follow
ed them that all the good and beau
tiful-things of life fill their path
way and that the star of peaee, hap
piness and prosperity light their
In attendance at the state Federa
tion of clubs this week at Bennetts
viile, are, from the New Century
Club^ Mrs. W. F. Scott and Miss
Z-Mia Payue, from the Apollo music
club, Mrs. Leon Stansell and M?83
Gladys Sawyer.
Mrs. James White has returned
from Spartanburg where she at
tended the musical festival.
Miss Mary Ashley has gone to
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