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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 2, 1916 NO.48 _? * JOHNSTON LETT3R. Emily Geiger Chapter Held ?i Interesting Meeting. De lightful Musical. Union Meeting Held. Mrs. W. S. Mobley \*as hostess for the Emily Geiger chapter, D. A. R., on Monday afternoon and there was the fullest attendance of any previous meeting. Mrs. M. T. ? Turner, regent, presided, and the roll call was responded to with bat tle cries that have given courage, inspiration and victory. The chief features of the business session was "Old trail work," and final arrange ments for the entertainment under the auspices of the chapter. Dele gates to the national congress in Washington, April 16, were elected. Mrs. Turner as regent goes as the representative, and her alternate y will be Miss Zena Payne. The sub ject for the afternoon was Bunker Hill and Mrs. O. D. Black presid ed during the literary, session. M ins Mallie Waters gave an instructive paper on Banker Hill which was followed by a vocal solo, "The sword of Banker Hill," by Mrs. White. "Lafayette's second visit" was told by Mrs. C. P. Corn, and Mrs. F. M. Boyd read extracts from Webster's famous oration. A piano solo by Hoffman was given by Mrs. 4 W. F. Scott. The hostess was as sisted in entertaining her eucsts by Miss Marion Mobley and Mrs. Ollie Hamilton, and a delightful salad course was served with coffee aud irait cake. Mrs. Octavia Rushton entertained last Friday with a most delightful afternoon party, the honoree being Mrs. Ollie Hamilton. The rooms were bright and attractive and the ?? breath of spring was in the air with the many bowls of violets about the ooms and this color was carried during ihe afternoon the score ' cards being in violets. After four double games of rook the honoree was presented with a cutglass vase of violet*. Misses Clara Sawyer and Eva Rushton assisted in serving ices and cake, the favors being bou quets of violets. The rouoical given last Friday evening in the school auditorium under the auspices of the D. A. R., was a great treat to music lovers and the program contained many attractive features. Mrs. R. G. Shannononhouse, of Edgefield cap tivated all with her sweet voice and all were delighted to hear her. Mrs. P. N. Lott spent the first of the week in Deering, Ga,, with her daughter, Mrs. St Julian Harris. The Apollo music club was en tertained by Mrs. C. P. Corn on Tuesday afternoon of this week and during the busines? session presided over by Mrs. Mims Walker, plans for Reciprocity day, February 29, were made, this date being chosen so as not to conflict with the ob servance of the New Century Club. Mrs. Hardwick Jackson of Augusta a great promoter in the musical realm will address the club on this occasion. Mrs. Jackson is a warm friend of Josef Hofman and his ^wife, and it was through her that he consented to appear at the grand in Augusta. The master for con sideration this afternoon was Fred erick Chopin, Miss Zena Payne leading during this period. "The life of Chopin," was told by Mrs. Edwin Mobley, and Mrs. 0. D. Black read a very comprehensive paper on Chapin and the music of "Poland. The music was all of Cho pin's composition. "Mazurka," Mrs. L. S. Maxwell; "Polonaise," Mrs. Mims Walker; "Nocturne," Miss Emma Bouknight; vocal solo, Miss Clara Sawyer; "Etude in G flat," Miss Sallie fcleyward. After a pleas ant musical contest the hostess served an elaborate repast. Mrs. Corn was a sweet and gracious hos tess and made the meeting a very pleasant one. Miss Alma Williams of Cleora, and Miss Sara Stevens who is teach ing at McCormick, spent a part of last week in the home of Mr. P. C. Stevens. Little Elizabeth King the four year-old daughter of Dr. A. T. ?King has been critically ill. The little one hal whooping cough with ether complications, and for sever al days was in an unconscious state. The physicians now entertain some hope of ber recovery. Dr. King has been confined to bis bed for the past week with grip. There is something more than so Mrs. Rainsford Makes an Appes to the Teachers. The Woman's Christian Tempe ance Unicn wishes to remind tb teachers of the county that the tim for the Annual Essay Contest is i hand, and hopes to have the co-oj eration of every teacher and ever pupil. For the first time in the histor of this work in Edgefield count the teachers are asked to enter th contest. The subject for teachers is "Tb Best Methods of Teaching Temper ance" (by temperance is understoo< moderation in healthful things am abstinence from dangerous thing*) Markings: The essay shall b graded entirely upon presentation o subject. Subjects for pupils fifteen year and over: "Why Business Men De raand Abstinence on the Part o Their Employees." Markings: Essays shall be gradee three fourths on subject matter, anc one-fourth on style and grammati cal excellence. Number of Words: The maxi mum number of words shall be fif teen hundred and the minimum one thousand. Subject for pupils under fifteer years of agc: "What the Businset World Thinks of the Cigarette." Markings: Essays shall be graded one-half on subject matter, one fourth on style and grammatical ex cellence, and one-fourth on appear ance of paper, .which shall include penmanship and spelling. Number of Words: The maxi mum number of words shall be six hundred, and the minimum three hundred. Prizes. For teachers' essay, 810.00. Best essay written by boy or girl fifteen and over, $5.00. Second best in this class, $2.00. Best st say by boy or girl uudec fifteen? "851(56.' Second best, *2 00. All essays must be in by Maroh 20. The State prize is $5.00 in gold, and the best essays in this county will be sent to the State Superin tendent and be entered in the State contest. Now is the time to make intelli gent temperance sentiment, and there is t.o Letter way than through the essay contest. Mrs. T. H. Rainsford. cial pleasure that draws a member to her club, for with preparatory reading, earnest and profitable dis cussion, real good is done by this organized effort. Study being a main factor and the members feeling that through broader information, they are gaining something, seldom do club meetings have a small attend ance. And so although the weather of last Tuesday was very inclement, there was a full meeting in the home of Mrs. P. N. Lott. During the business period plans wer*i laid for Reciprocity day February 22. and for "Social hygiene day" next month. Mrs. Burney of Columbia, a former state president, will be the guest of honor on the 22nd. An in teresting group of magazine editors were taken for disoussiou for the afternoon, these being Sarah J. Hale, Mary E. Dodge, Anne P. Rankin, Mary Mapes Dodge, Katha rine Glover, Mrs. Frank Leslie,, Jeanette L. Gilder, Kate Field and Dora Marsden. After these had been enjoyed the hostess served a tempting hot lunch that was at tractively arranged. Rev. T. H. Posey of Seivern was here during the latter part of the week. The union meeting of this divis ion was held in the Baptist church on Saturday and Sunday and there were about 25 delegates present. A missionary sermon was preached on Sunday morning by Rev. Rev. A. C. Baker, pastor of Philippi, the theme of his discussion being based upon Acts 16-9. The meeting was continued through the afternoon dinner being served at the church. The erection of the dwelling of Mr. LaGrone on Edisto street will begin at an early date. Mr. and Mrs. John Sawyer en? tertained on Tuesday evening with a dinner in compliment to Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards who have re ceutly returned from their bridal tour. Their daughters, Misses Sara and Georgia Sawyer assisted in making the time pass happily. An elaborate repast was served. WEST-SIDE NEWS. Valentine Party Planned Pros perity Day to be Celebrat ed. Col. Talbert's New Cottage. Editor Advertiser: You have news from all the conntv around, why not from Parksville? We peo ple here are planning for "two in the near future" events. The first will be a Valentine party to be held Friday night ll, at Woodman's hall, the second a cele bration of Prosperity day, February 29. The young people have already spoken of a scissors party at Mrs. Watson's to prepare decorations for St. Valentine's party and the young er and older people are putting on their thinking caps to devise proper means of observing Prosperity day. You know it is a day in which all the country is interested. Parks-; ville wishes her celebration of it to be creditable and note worth v. Mrs. Watson is a new coiner from North Carolina, and lives where Mr. Mose Robertson used to. She has won the hearts of the young people and is not so old, that sh? may not be counted one of them. Mr. Jack Osborne and family have also recently moved here from North Carolina, and occupy the Holley house. It goes without say ing they are welcome in our midst. Col. Talbert has just finished a pretty little four-room cottage on the ferry road. It is so neat and cozy, it's location so well chosen it looks just the abode for a pair of lovers and "love in a cottage" Who knows what Cupid will do with so many hearts, darts and loving mis sives that are 'Lying around these days. Lots of sickness about. Every onejtas or has, had a severe cold orj grippe. Mr; and Mrs. Garland Bos well's baby boy "Ronnie" who has ( been so ill with pueumonia is able to be out again. It has been an anz- ! ious time for the parents and we are glad their baby has been spared/ to them. i Polly Flinders. Parksville, S. C. - * i . i Statement of Southern Railroad's 1 Earnings. 1 Washington, D. C., Jan. 30.-The , results of operation of Southern i Railway for the month of Deceui- ( ber, 1915, and for the six months , of 1915 end?d with December, com- . pared with the same month and ? period in 1914 and 1913, exclusive , of interest, rentals, and other in- ( come charges were announced to day by Comptroller A. H. Plant, j The comparison with 1913 is made for the reason that in 1914 the ef fect of the business depression was ( reflected through the revenues of , the company. The figures follow: j Gross Revenue, December, 1915, i 86,198,970, an increase as compared < with 1914 of $914.722 or 17.31 per cent., and a decrease as compared ? with 1913 of $404,222 or 6.12 pel een t. Operating Expenses, Taxes and ' Uncollectible Railway Revenues, December, 1915, ?4,090,430; an in- ? crease as compared with 1914 of 1 864,186 or 1.59 per cent., and a de crease as compared with 1913 of 1 8503,813 Or 10.97 per cent. Corresponding results for the six ! months' period are as follows: Gross Revenue 19l5, $34,376,793," ' an increase as compared with 1914 | of *1,611,217*or 4.92 per cent., and ' a decrease as compared with 1913 of 82,605,246 or 7.04 per cent. Operating Expenses, Taxes and Uncollectible Railway Revenues 1915 824,117,403, a decrease an com pared with 1914 of 81,704,393 or , 6.60 per cent., and as compared with 1913 of 82,755,630 dr. 10.25. per cent. Honor Roll Mt. Zion School. First grade: Arthar Pritchard. Second grade: Mildred Pardue, J. C. Smith. Third gride: Brontee Padgett, Sallie Carpenter, Willie Pritchard, Amos Bryant. Fourth grade: Retha Padgett. Fifth grade: Addie Smith. Seventh grade: Lilias Weeks, Sammie Carpenter. Eighth grade: Curtis Weeks. Ninth grade: Liller Mae Padgett Tenth grade: Marie Padgett. TRENTON LETTER. W.C.T. U. Meeting. Superin tendent J. E. Swearing en Spoke in Interest of School Building. The W. C T. U. held ita regu lar monthly meeting with Mrs. D. Rx Day on Tuesday last. Papers on tobacco and cigarettes were read and discussed and several business propositions W2re considered. At arv early date the uuion will have a social gathering at the home of Mrs. J. D. Mathis at which time their honor guests will be Mrs. Fannie Tompkins and Mrs. Mamie Tillman bf Edgefield. Mis. Day served a lovely lunch at the close of the meeting. MessrBi-Julius Vann, Mr. P. B. Wise, Miss Maud Moore, Miss Sa die Long and Miss Orrie Miller mo tored to Augusta on Sunday after noon the prime object being to en joy Andonegui's sacred concert. Mrs. S. A. Morrall entertained the Happy Four on Friday evening last. Cards were enjoyed till ten o'clock tea when a lovely lunch with hot coffee was served, other friend^, having been invited to this feature and to spend ?the remainder of th? aveu in g. Miss Belle Privette from Dar lington came in on Monday for a visit to. bereister, Mrs. J. H. Court ney'.'She has many sincere and ad miring friends who will give her a hearty welcome. Mr. Bettis Bouknight has bad as a recent visitor Mr. Walter Free man a college friend from Phila delphia. Mrs.Crouch is still indisposed and Lias been sick since her return from her Christmas visit to her parents at Louisville, Ga. State Superintendent of Educa tion John E. Swearingen of Coin; JBf spoke to a large arid ap preciative audience in Wise's hall on Friday afternoon last the princi pal topic being in the interest of the new school building that is at present of such vital importance to the town and community. Mr. Swearingen is a broad-minded, pub lic-spirited gentleman, and be es pecially anxious for the town of his childhood and early manhood to keep pace with the other small towns.of^our stale, He has long iince'realized and is able to prove that nothing so upbuilds and en hances the valuation of property as does an up-to-date and well equip ped school and to secure this we must necessarily have an adequate building. During Mr. .Swearingen's visit at Trenton he was beautifully ?ntertained by Mr. J. M. Vann and Miss Kate Day. Several fri?ids were invited to be with him at ainner on Friday. Miss Orrie Sabe Miller entertain ?d the D. A. R., for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, serv ing a beautiful lunch during the so sial hour that was enjoyed after the slose of meeting. . Mr. Coy Etheredge from Bam berg came up to spend the week-end with his mother, Mrs. L. E. Jackson. Miss Sallie Mae Miller bas had to abandon her school at Congaree for the time being and came home on account of a severe attack of grip. She is better however and her many friends are hoping that alie will soon be well and strong again. Miss Lula May Penn has gone to unter school at Columbia. During ber stay she will be with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Leppard. Mr. Cliff Boatwright from Ridge Spring was the guest of Mr. J. D. Mathis for the week-end. The most cordial congratulations are being showered upon that popu lar and genial young gentleman Mr. Chester Sweringeu whose mar riage to lovely Miss Nannie Cato of Monetta will be one of the beau tiful events of the early spring. Mrs. H. W. Scott has. been a very great and a very patient suffer er for the past two weeks caused by some trouble with her eyes. Apart from receiving the best medical service, the attentions from her friends have been exceptionally beautiful and tende;. She is show ered with delicacies and flowers of the choicest kind, each offering bear ing messages of love and best wish es for her speedy recovery. Dr. T. J. Hunter is a recent pur chaser of a Saxon. Now with his car he will be able to give his suffering friends quicker service and relief. Union Meeting at Republicai Good Play at Red Hill. The union meeting at Rep?blica was largely attended on Saturda and Sunday. The meeting was vei helpful. It was ? missionary mee ing from the beginning to en< The sermon was preached SuodH morning by Rev. P. B. Lanhan which was enjojvid by all. The cu lection was for home missions. The ladies of Republican hav bought and placed in the church handsome table. So we have t Republican a beautiful house we furnished. The grain is looking fine. Som places we see fields of grain th? have covered the ground. Some of the young people wen from here to Plum Branch to th union meeting. They report a gooi lime. Don't forget the play at Red Hil Friday night. The young peopl have worked hard to get up th play, so come and see the old maid changed into pretty young maid. There was something like this ii The Missionary World some weeki ago: Why beholdest thou the ciga rette that is in thy son's mouth, am considereth not the cigar that is ii thine own month*? Or wilt thor, say to thy son, "Let me pull oui the cigarette out of thy mouth V and behold a cigar is in thine own mouth. Thou hypocrite! First cast out the cigar out of thine own mouth, and then shalt thou be pre pared to cast the cigarette out of thy son's mouth. At the meeting of the State Bap tist convention, held in Greenville last December, it^was decided to set apart February of this year for the churches to take a collection for ministerial education. So as a rep resentative of the board of Ministe rial Education, we earnestly ask that each church in the'Edgefield asso thirty-five worthy young men study ing at Furman University, prepar ing themselves for the ministry. Will you please see that a collection is taken in your church to help them. Thank you. Rose Cottage. Cold Spring, S. C. Edgefield School News. The MoDuffie literary society was called to order by ihe president Fri day, .Jauuary 28, 1916. A large number of visitors were present and ihe program was unusually interest ing. The hist number ou the pro gram was curreui ?vents, Frances Jones. This paper covered the most important ev en LS of the past IWo weeks ana was altogether a splen did cue, considering it j was the first time Frances had appeared before the society. Emmie Broadwater read a selection entitled "Six love letters." Edwin FolK rendered a very humorous declamation, after which Ruth Lyon played a beauti ful selection. The subject for de bate was resolved: "Thai we should have woman suffrage in South Caro lina." Atnrniaiive Jeanie Simkius, Carroll Kai nsf ord; negative, Gene vieve iN orris, Pendleton Gaines. This was quite a live questiou and after ihe debaters finished, a hot discussion took place between sever al of the members. Lydia Bruuson, Fred Mays and Annie Mae Cul breath were appointed to act as judges, and their decision was giv en in favor ot the .negative. The following subject for debate at tue next meeting was adopted, resolved, "That the state colleges should con tinue to give scholarships." YV.e were very glad to have Mr. Mil ledge Holsiou and Miss Norma Shaunouhouse become members of the society. After the report, of the committees and critic, the society adjourned to meet February ll. The trustees of ihe school desire to sell the two buildings on the campus which are not used. If they succeed the .ground which these buildings occupy, will be converted into an athletic field. The appear ance ol the campus will be greatly beuefitted by having these old structures removed, and we hope that a purchaser will soon be found. Mr. Lyon ha s appointed a com mittee ol' teachers to meet him in the court house next Saturday i or the purpose of deciding definitely about Field day. Ail members ut this committee are urged to be pres ent so that ail plans can be decided upon. School Correspondent. "UNCLE IV" WRITES. Commends Stand Taken by J. Russell Wright. Ali Veter ans Should be Pension ed. Editor The Advertiser: Just a word please. Your issue of the 19th of January found me not well still on the same legs but older and more feeble than during the Civil war. I ara satisfied they would not hold to run a mile race. But I just want to take off my ha: to J. Russel! Wright and say amen to every alle gation he makes in bis charges in reference lo the way in which some of the old soldiers, cripples at thai, were treated while they lived and the widows of those men were treat ed. It is a blot on the name of South Carolina that will grow larger as time passes on, and who is .to blame? . The southern soldiers could not whip the world and. that was who they fought. Men from almost all nations were enlisted in the. north ern array, while only "southern men composed the rank and file of the southern army, with the exception of some from the western and north western 8tat?s. I am of the same opinion as Mr. Wright. AU should be pentioned, for all. did their best to win but fortune Was., against them. Neither R. ?. Lee or Hs ar ray were whipped but were oat numbered. , I don't claim to know tbe law governing pensions, but one thing I do know that in February 1913, I made application for a pension (being then 69 years old) and the county pension board turned me down because I had a little, just a little over $500 worth of property all told on the tax books, and at that time I owed more than the amount on .the tax book. I also made affidavit that neither rriyself or wife h'kd an " income of $75 per annum. Well, I am. in the state of Georgia now and received a notice a few days ago that my name had been placed on the pension roll for this year of 1916. But let me tell you where it hurt me. The men composing the pen sion board of Edgefield county all knew me. The chairman of the board having belonged to the same 3ompany that I did but for only a few months but he came to us a 16 year-old boy aud did his duty :oo. The old Soldiers' Home: The lome and only home for the old ?oldier, that is if he was a true one, is with his family if he has auy and if not then with some one be knows. I, like Wright, prefer to die in a meep pasture or anywhere near those I love. I know of one in the soldiers' home (or was there) who tiad only his wife and himself to support and his wife owned a home but he poor fellow couldn't bear the idea of sweating in the field to pro vide for the wife of his youth, and [ imagine that the Soldiers' Home ire supporting just such. While there are quite a number in just as bad shape but are just too proud to ask to be admitted into the Soldiers' Home. I would like to shake Wright's hand and be one of the jury to sit in judgment on the case lie has taken in hand, and am pret ty sure that after ali the evidence is taken the jury will say guilty, with no recommendation of mercy. [ vote to turn over to the women af the state this matter and the old soldier will get what he deserves, ind won't be long about it either. Hurrah for Wright! Ga. Uncle Iv. Rev. J. T. McKittrick Will Go to Swansea. Rev. Jas. T. McKittrick and fam ily are visiting his father, John T. McKittrick, in Floyd township. Mr. McKittrick went down to Swan sea, twenty miles south of Colum bia on the Seaboard, Saturday and preached there Sunday. He has ac septed a call to the pastorate of the Baptist church at Swansea and two Dthers in the country, and will leave his present pastorate of Good Hope, in Saluda county, in March for his new field.-Newberry Ob server. Teacher: "Johnnie, give me a sentence to illustrate the use of the word notwithstanding." Johnnie (promptly) "The boy wore out the sea* of his pants not with standing."-Ex.