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VOL. 80 . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1916 JOHNSTON LETTER. Masonic Banquet. Mr. and Mrs. Turner Entertain. Week of Prayer Observed. Mar riage at Parsonage. One of the moat beautiful banquets ever held was that of last Thursday evening, given by th? Masons of Kadosh lodge 181. The spacious hall was beautiful in its decora tions, and in one end, a reception room was fitted up where all gath ered previous to the banquet. The banquet table where covers for 135 were laid was artistically arranged, the color scheme carried out being blue and white, this being the blue lodge. Over the center of the table was suspended the emblem of the order against a back ground of blue. The table was outlined with a broad runner of blue with fern leaves and white roses, lillias and narcissus being'the other decorations used. An elaborate supper of turkey with all its accompaniments, ham, salada, celery, pickles, bread sand wiches, crackers, coffee, etc., with a variety off ruits, was served. La ter, with Mrs. J. W. Cox as toast master, several toasts were had. AH enjoyed hearing from Mr. W. T. Hundley, now of Rome, Ga., who was a charter member of tnis lodge. Rev. J. H. Thacker spoke upon the relation of the lodge to church, and Rev. M. L. Kester alsu gave some bright and happy thoughts. Mr. S. J. Watson chose as his sub ject "a singing heart." All were greatly enjoyed and encored. Miss Virgie Courtney has return ed from Blackville where she visit Miss Geraldine Kammer. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Crouch of Murfresboro, Tenn., will spend the month of January here. Mrs.Crouch is pleasantly remembered as Miss ?Lula Mae Oxner. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Crouch en tertained a few friends with a de lightful dinwifir r*w?fiiitlr. " ^_ ? Miss Elberta Bland has returned * from Vidalia, Ga., where she acted as maid of honor in the Jenkins Johnson wedding. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner en tertained with a dinner on Tuesday evening in compliment to Rev. W. T. Hundley who is visiting in their home. Others present were Prof. Addison Lynch of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. ?. T. King, Prof. and Mrs. W. F. ScDtt, Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Parker and Mr. J. C. Lewis. After dinner some delightful music was enjoyed. Miss Maud Nickerson spent the week-end at Meeting Street with Mrs. Smyly Stevens. Last week was observed as a week of prayer by the women of the Baptist church and their offer ? ing will reach Silo when all is gathered in. The Rojal Ambassa dors had Friday set aside for them, and the amount of their gifts was tlO. The other two societies, Y. W. A., and G. A., have not as yet gathered in all of the envelopes. On last Saturday morning Mr. James Edwards and Miss Mary Sawyer were married at the Baptist parsonage, Dr. A. T. King per forming the ceremony and the hap py affair was witnessed only by a few relatives. Immediately after wards several automobiles carried the bridal party over to Trenton where they boarded the midday train for Florida where they will spend two weeks. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. John Sawyer and ia a sweet and winsome young woman and the groom is one of the young business men of the town. Mrs. Moyer, the mother of Mrs. Luther Moyer died last week at her home in Langley. Mrs. Moyer was at her bedside when she died and other relatives from here attende i the funeral. Mr. Alvin McLenna of Newber ry has been here for a short visit. Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children ave gone to Spartanburg to visit he former's mother, Mrs. Dorn. Mrs. Heyward of Barnwell is the ue-t of her daughter, Miss Sallie eyward. Mrs. T. R. Denny, state record g secretary W. C. T. U., is in re eipt of 500 copies of the recent onvention held at Allendale, and ese she hopes to mail to the vari us unions during next week. The monthly \V. C. T. U. meet g will be held Friday afternoon the home of Mrs. J. L. Walker. Dr. A. T. Ki?g left on Saturday Newsy Letter From Edgef?eld Graded and High Schools. I am sure no one enjoyed the Christmas holidays more than the school children and the only sorrow was the thought of school opening: again on the third. Now that we are back at work, let as go to it with a will always accompanied by a smile, even if school does last un til the fourth of June. . On Friday night, January 7, 1916, Miss Helen Dorn entertained the senior ciass of which she is a member, very royally. The spacious hall and parlor were artistically decorated in pink and green, the class colors; and, although the weather was very unpleasant outside the'guests forgot about it in their excessive enjoyment. The amuse ment for a time consisted in a con test entitled, "Lovers in the kitch en." The lucky couple was Anua bel Saunders and Glover Tomp kins, the prize being a dainty hand embroidered towel. " The booby prize which was a apooon fell to Harrison Parks. After this several very amusing games were played, and then the hostess ushered the guests into the dining room, a per fect labyrinth ot flowers, where a most delicious salad course and sweet course was served^ When we speak of a senior, we think of a person who is too dignified to laugh, but I can assure you thai: these seniors laid aside their digni ty, gave vent to their feelings and enjoyed themselves as much as a set of "rats" would have done. All the teachers of the graded and high school are delighted to see the interest which the student* are taking in a set of new encyclo pedias purchased by Mr. Lyon. This is a very valuable set of books and (he improvement in the students from the use of them can readily be detected. The music club met with Miss Margaret May Monday afternoon, j January 10. All members were J ?nusual^ntlSilt'.11 TbreTo1^he~mo8t t enjoyable numbers were instrument- ( al solo?? by Misses Margaret May, , Helen Dorn and Ruth Lyon. After . the program a delicious sweet course was served. ? On Wednesday morniug, January 19, the ladies of the ?J. D. C. are going to have some special exercis- , es in connection with the regular j chapel exercises at the high school. ( This celebration is given in memory j of Lee aud .1 ackson, and will be one of interest as well as value to the students. The public is cordially in vited. School Corespondent. D. A. R. Meeting. The Old 96 District Chapter, D. A. R., will hold their meeting this month with Mrs. Bettis Cantelou on Tuesday afternoon the |18th, at C:30 o'clock. This being the first meeting of the new year we hope to have a full attendance. Mrs. X. G. Evans, Regent. morning for Florida where he will be a short while. Mrs. P. |B. Waters returned on Sunday evening from University hospital Augusta, where she has been for six weeks. Her friends will be delighted to know that she is much improved in health. With the new year, the mcsio club took up the study of the life of Ethelbert Nevin, and a delight ful afternoon was spent in the home of Mrs. Thomas Hoyt. The music rendered was all compositions cf the master. After a life sketch by Mrs. Leon S tansell the following was given: Piano solo, ''The rosa ry," Mrs. G. D. Walker; vocal so lo, "Love and the rose,"-"The rosary," Mrs. C. P. Corn; "Bar corolle," Mrs. L. E. Stansell; "Nar cissus," Mrs. Mirna Walker; vocal solo, Mrs. James White; "Nevin's idea of a night in Venice," Miss Zena Payne; "The gondola," Miss Emma Bouknight. While enjoying awhile soeially tae hostess served frozen pineapple cream and Lady Baltimore cake. Misses Maud and Gladys Sawyer have gone to Georgetown to spend the remainder of the winter in the home of their brother, Dr. Olin Sawyer. Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Allen spent last week in Greenville at the bed side of the latter's brother, Mr. Coleman. For several days he was in a most critical state, suffering from blood poison. CLEMSON COLLEGE. Bright Edgefield Boy Writes Interesting Letter. Second Term Begun. New Y. M. C A. Building. If you see fit to give me some space, I will attempt to write a few lines for your good old paper. All of the boys that are coming back for the remainder pf the ses sion have arrived, and you oan im agine what we have been doing this week. Each of us has been rela ting to our best friends and pals what a grand time we had during the holidays, and each one declares that he has had the nicest time. After this week we all will begin the second term proper and lay aside the pleasant recollections that we have in mind now of the past holi days. But some thoughts will be impossible for we . Clemson boys to lay aside, and those are about our best girls, whom we spent many pleasant hours with while at home. This is leap-year now though, and possibly we won't have to write so many letters to the girls, as they will write us. We had good news from our sister college, Winthrop, during the past week. The girls over there said it was their year now and they could afford to write a good many letters. Now watch the letters flow to Clemson for the remainder of the session. t We have lost a good many boys during the holidays. Almost every section marcher of the under-class men is carrying a card to be sign ed by the different professors to get an honorable discharge for some one who dropped out during the holidays. We certainly miss some of our classmates who were so un fortunate as no*- to come back. We miss them almost as much as when a member of the family at home goes j>ff for "^vnH^g^ flfjiftlfi, .aa I'residenl Higgs said, ''some of ;he under classmen's work during ,he first term bas not been so satis factory as those of the preceding ; wo or three years." This ineffi ciency is probably partly due to inefficient preparation in the home jchool. A student makes a great mistake in undertaking collegiate ivork before he is prepared for it, t>y doiug so he is over-worked most jf his time and disappointed by Failures a good many times. Well, I believe about the latest ind newest thing for Clemson is the new Y. M. C. A. building, which was opened for inspection by the students and all of the residing people on the hill, Friday afternoon, January 7. I feel sure it came up to and above every one's expec tation. A movement was put on foot to get this handsome new building a little over a year ago. Mr. Roce feller donated $50,000 towards this handsome new building upon condi lion that the resident members and students would raise $25,000, which was soon raised. The building was begun early last spring. Mr. Coth ran of Greenwood had the contract. He is an old graduate of Clemson. The building is said to be one of the most modern of it's kind in the country, and in a few weeks I guess it will be one of the most modernly equipped also. Ie contains four floors including the basement In the basement is a modern resturant and soda fountain. Now you can easily imagine how we boys will enjoy eating for a few weeks, or at least until we become broke. I believe this is all of the news with us at the present, and I don't want to impose on the good nature of your readers now, hence I will draw to a close for this time. Best wishes and new year greet ings. W.D. O. Jr. Clemson College. Bishop Querry Coming. Next Sunday morning at Trenton at ll o'clock, and Sunday night at Edgefield in the Episcopal church. The Bishop is too well known in Edgefield to require more than a simple announcement of appoint ment to have a large audience. On Sunday night moreover it will be a united service of all the churches, and all will be cordially weloome. The hour is 7:30. The bishop will meet with the church officers after each service for a conference. 1 COLD SPRING. Modlern School Building Com pJeted. Mr. Ernest Quarles Jarging Store. Rehoboth Church Caught Fire. Yesterday, Sunday, was the cold est day- of the season. There was goc^.^congregation at Rehoboth istMthe pastor began to read scrippife, the church was discover ed tofbe on tire, having caught from a ?eXr.?ve flue. It was but a few momeii|.6'befure several of the yoong raen^ere on top of the house pull ing dff'ithe shingles that were bu in ing. jfitthe same time everythin in thej^buse was removed. It was not lo&g before the fire was all out then th]d congregation returned to the church. A conference was held and ?rohey was raised to recover the church and todo other repairs It wa* beautiful to see how cheer folly ail ijgave. If the weather is favorable by Saturday night all the repairs'will be completed. There never l^?d a better people than those Rehoboth people. Airs.;"Carrie Freehnd and Mies Martha Strom are on the sick list in Rehobpttf.community. Th<j B*. Y. P. U. w as reorganized here yesterday. Prof. Truluck was elected' Pres., Miss Lola Young, Vice Pres., and Miss Maud Smith, Seo'ry. Mr. Kirnest H. Quarles is hav ing his store room overhauled and enlarged. The trustees of our school are having ^concrete steps put to the school house. When the steps are finished, the new school house will be completed. We now have the prettiest and most competent sohool heuse in ?he county. Come and see, then you will be convinced. The school building at Rehoboth has been/repaired and painted which rg^?M??&k-0 it9 looks. Paint and i&flfi&MMHN^ I^-^J>r> tV'vJ) vt tb? looks " or a place. I have often ^ wondered Why more farmers do not ^ have their homes and barns painted and whitewashed. The union meeting of the 2nd division of -the Edgefield associa tion will convene with the Republi- ~t can church on Saturday before the t nth Sunday in this month. . The Woodman will hold their t regular meeting Saturday evening j at7 o'clock before the 4th Sunday t in this month. We hope to see a full meeting. The officers will be \ installed. j J McCormick County. | \ Columbia, Jan. 10.-The new county of McCormick won out be fore the state board of canvassers The board dismissed the protest filed on behalf of Greenwood and Abbeville counties and upheld the legality of the election creating the new county of McCormick out of portions of Edgefield, Greenwood and Abbeville counties. The oppo nents of the new county will appeal from the decison of the state board to the courts, it was announced here this morning. Announcement of the decision in the McCormick county case was made to-day by R. M. McCown, secretary of state, and chairman of the state board of canvassers. Program of Teachers' Meeting. The county teachers' association will meet in the court house Satur day, January 22, beginning at eleven o'clock. The public is cor dially invited and all trustees are urged tJ be present 1. "Teaching English in the third grade," Mrs. L. C. Latimer. 2. "How to teach Beginners Arithmetic," Mrs. G. N. Ennett. 3. "Science in the high school," Miss Gertrude Strother. 4. 1 'Athletics in the public school," Prof. H. W. Scott. 5. "Field day for Edgefield," Profs. W. F. Scott, C. I. Truluck, W. T. Prescott, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins, Miss Sara Stevens. 6. Report of committees. * T. J. Lyon, Pres. County Teachers Association. Crawford-You seem to think your wife the most unreasonable woman in the world Crabshaw-You see I mortgaged the house to buy her an auto, and now she wants me to raise money on the car to purchase Christmas presents.-J udge. Concerning Report of Board of Charities and Corrections. "The greatest need of our county institutions is a deepened interest, intellect, aggressive, sympathetic, on the part of the local public," the State Board of Charities and Cor rections asserts in regard to jails, chaingan&rs and almshouses in its first annual repoit to the general assembly. The institution officials nfed sym pathetic help, the report continues, and many of them wise guidance. Captions criticism may effect spas modic improvements, but intellect, continued co-operation will yield more. These officials are at fault a good many times; they get into ruts, they neglect, they become hardened, and they need the spur that comes from public inquiry. In its report the board sounds a warning lest the interest taken by the public in jails,, chaingangs and ilmshouses become more sentiment al unproductive sympathy for the prisoners, convicts, or paupers. The board declares that sympathy for :hese classes has its place as long as society permits the existence of conditions of which they are so largely the product; but unless this sympathy leads to constructive, ag gressive steps to better conditions ander which the prisoners, convicts ind paupers live, it9 very useless ?ess condemns it. It is one of the primary functions >f the local committee of visitors .bat the board is appointing in ecch jouncy to awaken public interest in .he county penal and charitable in itiations be visiting themselves and akiug others to visit them. The, nembers of the local committee of visitors in Edgefield county will be lamed soon. Woodson-McDonald. Elsewhere will be found the for-, tn?-'. "1^iui-.em?ar of th?; engage a?nt oi J?idsj^sep^o arianswoic? (Voodsou and Mr. Walter H. Mc donald, ana sincere and cornial lougratulations will be showered ipon these two young people. Miss Woodson is tile daughter of Ars. Agatha Abney Woodson and lie late .Prof. J.'. E. Woodson. On 1er mother's side ot the house Miss rVoo?sou descends trom tile dis* ?inguished South Carolina Abney amity, and from her father, one ol fie old first families of Virginia. 5he is extremely pretty, and one ot ,ne most channing giris in tue city, blight and clever in mind, spark ing in manner, cordial aud sweet ,o every one. Miss VV oodson is ad mrea by all wno know uer, boin foung and old. Mr. McDonald is one of the most fitted and most brilliant young nen at tue Augusta uar and one tvhose friends are numbered only ->y his acquaintances. When only L3 years oid he had the supreme nisfortune to lose the sight ot both jyes. Most boys would have given ip all hopes of a professional ca reer in the lace of such au insupera ble obstacle, but Mr. McDonald re fused to listen tu any discourage ment and graduated first lroin the school for the blind in Macon, and then trom the Pennsylvania scnool tor the blind. From there he went io the University of Georgia, where ne graduated from the law school there. He entered the Augusta bar a year ago last J uly, and has al ready proved his especial fitness lor this profession, and has given un mistakable evidence of the success that is sure to be his. His fiancee had taken up the study of trained nursing, but gave it up to study law in Mr. McDonald's oltice iu or der to be of service to him m his profession. The marriage will be a quiet wedding about the middle of February, the exact date to be an nounced later.-Augusta Chronicle. Lawyer-I say, doctor, why are you always running us lawyers down? Doctor (dryly)-Well, your pro fession doesn't make angels of men, does it? Lawyer-Why, no; you certainly have the advantage of us there, doc tor.-Philadelphia Record. Mother-I hear that Harry Smith is the worst boy in school, aud I want you to keep as far away from him as possible. Tommy-I do, ma. He is always at the head of our class. HARDY'S HAPPENINGS. Many Suffering From Epidemic of Grip. Making Quilt For Orphans. Visitors Come and Go. Several days of our new year have passed, but not so many, bot what we may still say happy new year and may it be a healthy and prosperous year for every one. So far we have had some lovely weath er but Saturday and Sunday were somewhat cold. As a doctor said on Friday, "mighty good pneumonia weather." Dr. R. L. McKie's whole family except the doctor and Miss Marjorie, have been in bed 2 weeks with the grip and now the baby. Lois, has pneumonia. There seems to be a great deal of grip all around us. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bunch, Mr, and Mrs. Milton Barker have been sick with it but are up again: This seems to be a very malignant type of grip. It is raging in North Aa* gusta also in Augusta. Just here we were rejoiced to see Miss Carne Ransom on tho street Saturday while in town. Also we met Miss Beatrice Stevens who reports a most delightful visit to Tennessee, a glorious Christmas. Says she is go* ing again in the good old summer time. Since our last writing we amend ed the W. M. U. meeting at Mr. L. W. Reese's. Had quite a nice gathering, every one in good spirits with the Christmas oheer. Decided to have our next meeting Thursday, the 20th at Mrs. Ellie Briggs' sod take a lunch and quilt the orphan's quilt that the ladies have made the squares for. We hope to have a full attendance so as to get Ute quilt finished that day. We wjre grieved to lose our neighbor and friend, Mrs. Ivy De Laughter and do . sympathize mott deeply with Mr?. DeLaughter and hi*"DOOK 'itt!* children. Oh. he? death wa? certainly sad. We were" so glad to hear that. Mrs. Lilly DeLaughter decided not to move back over in her borne place in "the corner" Mi's Ivy De Laughter's death decided her not to move back here which we think is wise. Mr. and Mrs. John DeLaughter, Jr., visited Mrs. DeLaugbter's aunts, the Misses Lanier, and Mrs. M. H. Shaw, also attended her auut, Mrs. Ivy DeLaughter's funer al and went on to Belvedere to vis it ber father, Mr. James Matthews, and sister, Mrs. Burton, returning home the 2nd of January. Mr. Herbert Bunch returned on December 30, from a most delight ful visit of a week to his cousins, the Ushers of Quitman, Ga. He re ports that to bd a rich country and gives credit to the farmers for being more industrious than in our sec tion. He saw plowing going on all along the railroad up until sun down on Christmas eve. Monday morning thej were at it again as though it were planting time in spring. Says the people have nice homes, farms are well taken care of and almost all have from one to two or three machines whioh goes to show they are well off. The roads are like streets. Beautifully graded, rolled hard and drained to perfection. Be ing highly delighted with the peo* pie and country, Mr. Bunch says be would like to visit there in the spring. It is just 8 miles from the Florida line. We were sorry to hear of the ill ness of Mrs. Sam Gardner, Sr., also Mr. Hugh Gardner and hope they will soon be up again, also Mn. Lew Reese and Mrs. Luther Reese., Hope Miss Lena Lanham has got ten well enough to return to Coker college ere this. We hope Mrs. Sal lie Bunch will soon be well again* Hardy's. Bond Issue Practically Wasted, Only five or six years ago Marion county issued $100,000 worth of bonds and with the money built a system of roads which were ac claimed among the best in the state. Yet the Marion Star reports that these highways are being ruined from pure neglect. That is the troub le generally in th,ese matters. There is no use to spend money building roads unless some systematic plan is devised for keeping them in con dition. If the legislature will pro vide for a state highway commis sion such a pian will be forthcom ing.-News & Courier.