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VOL. 80 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1916 NO. 50 JOHNSTON LETTER. Death of Mr. Mark Cox. Wide Awake Sunday School. W. C. T. U. Met, Meeting of Music Club. A telegram was received here last Wednesday announcing the death of Mr. Mark Cox which had oc curred at Fort Beard, Mexico. Last fall he went there hoping to be im proved in health, but his system was in a very weak state and the end came suddenly. Mr. Cox was! the son of the late Dr. S. J. M. Cox and was 33 years of age. About 6 years ago he was married to Miss Ethel Hester of this place who "sur vives, and he also leaves th iee broth ers, Mr. William Cox who is at Fort Beard, Jimmie Cox of Okla homa, and Gomillion Cox of Atlan ta, Ga. Mr. Cox was a young man of many noble traits, and was kind ly and gentle in his manner. The burial services were conducted here at the Mt. of Olives cemetery, the Masons having charge. The Rev. Branch of Virginia will fill the pulpit of the Baptist church on Sunday morning. Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Parker spent last week in the home of the latter's father, Dr. W. E. Prescott, who is quite sick. Mr. W. T. Walton who is at home from a visit to Florida has many interesting accounts to tell and his friends are enjoyiug many pleasant chats with bim. Mr. Henrj Watson who has been in a most critical state for the past few months at the home of his sis ter, Mrs. J. Neil Lott, now seems much better and has been able to go to the home of his mother, Mrs. Virginia Watson. On Suuday morning at the Bap tist Sunday school Mr. S. J. Wat son, superintendent, suggested that the first 6 of the 16 classes adopt the standard of excellence as set forth by the Sunday school board, and he told of the 10 requirements to attain to this standard. Any class making s?Y?n of the points will re ceive a red star, and a blue star will be given to the class making ten, and they will also have their name published by the Sunday school board. This is a wide-awake Sunday schcol and no doubt all six will see their names in print. At the close of the Baptist Sun .day school, Rev. W. T. Hundley who is a great lover of music, made a plea for the 3rd verse of the songs, dearly every song had four verses and he had yet to att?nd a Sunday school that would sing that 3rd verse. In it is often found thc cli max of a beautiful thought and the sentiment is often lost when omit ted. He said that if he had to be anything else, it would certainly not be a "3rd verse." The second February meeting of the Apollo music club was held with Mrs. O. D. Black on Tuesday af ternoon and during the business session plans were made for Re ciprocity day, the 29th being chosen so as not to conflict with the date of tho New Century club. Any date may be chosen by the federated clubs, but preferably the month of February. Mrs. Hardwick Jackson of Augusta, a great leader in the musical, realm will address the club and Miss Weber who will accom pany her will contribute several vo cal selections. The leader for the afternoon was Mrs. J. W. Marsh rand the following enjoyable pro gram was arranged for the after noon, Polish composers now bnicg . studied. "Zal" the word that ex presses the soul of Poland, by Mrs. H. W. Crouch; the development of ; music in Poland by Mrs. Earl .Crouch; "Berceuse, Op. 27," Mrs. Mims Walker; "Fantasy Impromp tu, Op. 26," Mrs. G. D. Walker; ""Valse Brilliant," Miss Emma Bouknight; "Impromptu Op. 29," Mrs. L. S. Maxwell; "Scherzo Op. 31," Mrs. W. F. Scott. The home was prettily decorated in flowers of golden hue, the club colors being gold and white. A delightful salad course with fragrant coffee and whipped cream was served and on the plates were boutonni?res of jon quils. . The New Century club met with Miss Eva Rushton on Tuesday last and all arrangements for Reciproci ty day, Febraary 24, were perfect ed. It was a great disappointment that Mrs. Burney, a former state (Continued on Fourth Page.) Johnston Chosen For State D. A. R. Conference. In a letter addressed to the members of the D. A. R. of South Carolina, published in the Sunday issue of The State, the State regent, Mrs. Grace Ward Cal houn, had the following to say with j reference to the selection of John ston as the place for holding the next State conference: "The selection of a meeting place for the 1916 conference was dele gated to the execvtive committee. In addition to the very gracious in vitation extended to us in Green ville by the Columbia chapters we received requests from Emily Gei ger chapter of Johnston, Hobkirk Hill chapter of Camden and Eutaw chapter of Orangebnrg. Choice was difficuult, for we wanted to accei-t them all, and while it seemed best to the majority of the committee to go to Johnston ?ext November we hone the others are only pleasures deferred. "In addition to the formal invi tation from Emily Geiger chapter your regent received personal let ters from the Apollo Music club, the New Century club, the Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C.,and the Johnston Chamber of Commerce urging us to accept the invitation of the Emily Geiger chapter. The boar I of trustees of the high school offered'the use of the auditorium of the new high school for the meet ings, inclosing a picture of this fine, modern steam-heated building. One gentleman who makes a specialty of growing beautiful chrysanthe mums has promised to grow some fine ones for decorations. Certainly we need have no doubt of the in terest the people of the town are taking in the coming event and in the sincerity of our welcome. Con ference has never met in that sec tion of the state and there are about six chapters near enough for their members to attend many sessions in a body " Southern Road Expends Large Sums in Improvements. Washington, D. C., February 9, For eye!y dollar which the south paid to Southern Railway Compa ny for transportation during De cember, 1915, the company paid to individuals and industries located in the south for labor, material, supplies and other purposes $1.17, this being due to the large amounts expended for construction purposes. The total amount disbursed by the company during December for labor, Material, supplies and other purposes was $6,861,516 of which $5,082,687 or 86.71 per cent was paid to individuals and industries located in the south, this being $743,408 in excess of the total moneys paid by the south for trans portation, according to figures an nounced by Comptrollei A. H. Plant. The expenditures by the compa ny during December for im provements to its roadway and structures amounted to $648,626.68 as against $845,504.46 during De cember, 1914, and $192,512.45 dur ing December, 1913. During the six months ending with December the expenditures for improvements to roadway and structures were $3,437,391.40 as against $4,436,265.17 for the same period in 1914 and $1,482,653.23 during the same period in 1913. Best History of the* United States. The following is the best history ever written of the United States of one hundred words: "The revival of learning, commercial - revival and religions zeal in Europe led to Co lumbus' discovery in 1492. Con flicting territorial claims and pa rental animosity involved English, French, and Spanish colonists, in wars, culminating in English supre macy in 1763. England's oppres sion alienated colonial affection, in duced revolution, hastened indepen dence. Common oause and danger begat colonial union, the weakness of the confederation demanded a federal republic. Party difference tempted legislation, negro slavery precipitated civil strife, secession, emancipation. Federal authority supreme, reconstruction succeeded. Religious freedom and unmuzzled press, invention, and universal edu cation have conspired to prosperity at home and honor abroad."-Ex. HARDY'S HAPPENINGS. Good Attendance Upon Sweet water Service. Hudson Mathis Marriage. Ser vice at Hardy's. -o Mrs. Will Briggs and some of her children have been quite sica for more than a week. Also M? Evan Mealing, Miss Ellie Mealin and Miss Theresa Bunch, all qui sick. Mrs. Harry Bunch and Mrs. Lo ta Bay non went up to see Mrs Briggs and found her suffering very much and still in bed. They also went to see Mrs. Townes who is improving from he$: spell of grippe. We have had veri mild weather with a good deal of clouds and rain Tuesday and Weep nesday of last week. Sunday wai very cloudy and stormy looking, also some thunder and showers, much cooler toward night. We attended Sweetwater service? Sunday and there was a fairly good attendance, notwithstanding the clouds. Were glad to see Mrs. Joh* Cooper over from her new home in Georgia. Mrs- Lawrence Stevens is back from her visit to her daughter* Mrs. Werts, in Columbia, Mrs. 1^ L. Harley and her guest. Mrs. Heats of North Augusta. Mr. and Mra> McClain out from Augusta. Dr. and Mrs. McKie carried Mri Townes out for a ride in their nei "Dodge" machine. If the ro; don't get mixed np by bad weat er, they will enjoy their pretty m chine. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Scott* Jr& of North Augusta visited Mr. H. Scott, Sr., over the big Steve creek on Sunday. Mr. McKie went home with them. We hear of wedding bell? to at Dothan church, February 2 Miss Hudson and Mr. Mathis, are listening fer others. Weare very sorry to heatjj? Mr. Walter Bunch and EdW having been so sick, "but glad thef are improving, and very SDrry in deed that Mrs. Walter Bunch is so ill at the infirmary of Charleston, Hope soon to hear good uews of her recovery. Services will be at Hardy's next Sunday and we hope the day will be pretty anti a good attendance out. Then the missionary meeting Thursday following, at Mrs Bunch's. Hardy's. Program of Teachers' Meeting. The county teachers association' will hold its next regular meeting in the county court house on Satur day, March 4, beginning at ll o'clock. 1. "Science in the high school," Miss Gertrude Strother. 2. "Teaching Beginners Arith-) metic," Mrs. G. N. Ennett. 3. "The blackboard pupil," Prof. G. F. Long. 4. "The county teacher and the state teachers' association," Superin tendent W. W. Fuller. 5. Field day program by chair man of the central committee. This will be the last regular] meeting of the association this ses sion. It is very important that every teacher be present. The public is cordially invited and trustees urged to be present. T. J. Lyon, Pres. Harry Copen haver. Sec. County Teachers Association. Unveiling Program. Appropriate exercises will pre cede the unveiling of the McKie Meriwether monument in North Augusta to-morrow, Thursday, af ternoon. The following will be the order of the .exercises for the acca sion: Prayer by Dr. Ashby Jones. Introduction of orator by Ex Gov. John C. Sheppard. Address by Hon. D. S. Hender son. Presentation of monurrient- to City Council of North Augusta by Hon. B. E. Nicholson. Acceptance of monument by May or B. C. Wall. Unveiling committee, Mrs. W. H. McCracken, Mrs. S. M. War rack, Mrs. Jessie Crafton and Miss Anna K. Butler, nearest available relatives. Benediction. WESTSIDE NEWS. Valentine Party. Old-fashioned Cake-Walk. Laws Being Enforced. Lumber Busi ness Growing. Editor The Advertiser: After having a meeting to discuss plans for-another to make decorations for--another to put up decora tions for-another to have the ac tual party, the Saint Valentine's party became a social gathering that will be talked of for many a long day in Parksville a? one of the roost enjoyable occasions that was ever known to young or old. The universal verdict is "we sure did have a good time." There was a Valentine's post, a fortune cake, that sold at five cents a slice and told you whether you would be lucky, wealthy, married or single. A cake (candy) walk. Then there was a fishing for fortune. Wood man's hall was most beautifully decorated and a large crowd was in attendance. The beautiful weather and lovely moonlight aiding the Saint. Parksville has determined to en force all laws that tend to make her people more sober, peaceful and prosperous -shall I add happier. There has been a good deal of sickness among the newly arrived Mr. Jack Orborne's family. Mrs. Osborn and two children have been ill-and Miss Lucy Osborn who came to be "a ministering angel'' to her brother's family, has unfor tunately, had to be ministered unto. All are now better. The Lumber Company here (Os borne Bradshaw) are contemplating putting up another planing mill. This company brings a great deal of business to our town, and largelv increases its population. While it benefits Parksville it also benefits the C.,and W. Railway, its freight age of lumber being very heavy. Air. O'leary has taben the Tal bert cottage, Mr. O'Leary has been here for some time acting as saies^ man for Mr. T. G. Talbert, his family will now move from North parolina. Mr. Wallace whose arm was caught in the planing mill some days ago received a very painful, but less serious injury than at first jeported. Plans are being envolved for ''Prosperity Day, Feb. 29. Wish us success and a good time. Polly Flinders. Parksville, S. C. News Letter From Edgefield School. The McDuffie Literary Society was called to order by the presi dent Feb. ll, 1916. After roll-call and report of committees, the regu lar program followed. The first number on the program was an es say on "Music" by Ouida Pattison. A very interesting paper of current events was read by Lottie Deal, after which Strom Thurmond read a splendid selection entitled "The Dollar." Music, Helen Dorn. The subject for debate was, re solved: "That the State colleges should continue to give scholar ship*." Affirmative, Sunie Talbert, Edith Ouzts. Negative, Marie Hol son, Fred Mays. Several splendid points were brought out and dis cussed. The society throughly en joyed an impromptu speech made by Edwin Folk in behalf of the negative. Ruth Lyon, Margaret May and Annabel Sanders were ap pointed to act as judges, and their decision was rendered in favor of the affirmative. The following subject for debate at the next meeting was adopted, re solved: "That South Carolina should have a state board to grade the teachers' examination papers." The society adjourned to meet Friday, February 25. We are glad to say that a pur chaser has been found for one of the buildings on the campus. The larger one is still for sale, and the quicker it is sold the better, fur we need the space which it occupies for an athletic field. The chapel exercises Monday morning were made more enjoyable than usual by a violin selection by Elwyn Moore with Miss Couch accompanying. This was the first time Elwyn has played for an audience, and many con gratulations are due him for the beautiful selection which he rendreed. School Correspondent. Linen Shower in Honor of Miss Marion Blalook. Mis? Mamie N. Tillman enter tained very elaborately Friday af ternoon in honor of Miss Marion Blalock who to-morrow afternoon at five o'clock will become thj bride of Dr. William Sims Boyd, the oc casion taking the form of a linen shower. The various features and decorations weie suggestive of the Valentine season, myriads of red hearts forming a prominent part of the decorations of the parlor and library. The dining room was decor ated with a profusion of red ja p?nicas. As the guests arrived little Mis ses Katherine Stewart aud Jeanette Timmons greeted them and pinned a souvenir on each one. The heart shaped bride's book was committed to the keeping of Mrs. B. B. Jones and each guest recorded a wish for the bride. This unique book which contains sincere wishes from more than a score of friends will be a souvenir of the occasion which the bride will treasure all down through the years. Occupying an improvised post ofhV in the hall, Mrs. C. E. May, clad in Valentine colors, acted the role of postmistress, delivering to each gu?st a Valentine, which was read aloud by each one as it was received. The heart contest which was ar ranged by the hostess afforded pleasant pastime. A number of sen tences ending in the word "heart" contained a missing word and the point of the contest was in supply ing the greatest number of missing words. In this art Miss Ruth Tim merman proved to be the most gift ed and was awarded the prize, a beautiful book. Finally, the climax was reached when the postman, little Jerald LaGrone, clad in the regulation uni form of city mail carriers, arrived with his pouch filled with beautiful gifts for the bride, each one being a tangible expression of affection frqm some g3M?B?ggtt$fc^ Sweetly rendered^Tow Tralr !ln* strumenta! music had its t part in contributing to the pleaaure of thc occasion. At the close of the contest all were invited into the dining room where a delicious salad course was served, and from this feast they passed into the library where Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs. C. E. May and Mrs. Fannie Tompkins served coffee with whipped cream. As the thoughts of this universal ly beloved bride, whom Edgefield gives up reluctantly, revert to Edge field the Valentine shower of Fri day afternoon will always afford pleasant memories. Approaching Marriage An nounced. (Communicated.) Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson of Morgana, S. C., announce the en gagement of their only daughter, Ida Alberta, to Mr. Thomas C. Mathis. Their marriage will be a quiet affair aud will take plaoe at Dotban church 11 o'clock Thursday morning, February 24, 1916. Much interest will be felt in this announce ment. The bride is a lovely girl one whose beautiful charm of manner wins admiration as well as her per sonal charm and her sweet woman ly nature. The groom is the son of Mr. George Mathis, and is a young man of sterling qualities, is well known and has many friends. COLDS WEED ATTENTION Internal throat and chest troubles produce inflammation, irritation, swelling or soreness and unless checked at once, are likely to lead to serious trouble. Caught in time Dr. Bell's Piue-Tar-Honey loosens tne phlegm and destroys the germs which have settled in the throat or nose. It is soothing and healing. Pine is antiseptic; honey is sooth ing-both togetner possess excel lent medicinal qualities for fighting cold germs. Insist on Dr. Bell's Pine Tar-Honey. 25c. all drug gists.-!. "Farm products cost more than they used to." "Yes, replied the farmer. When a farmer is supposed to know the botanical name of what he's raisin' an' the entomological name of the insect that eats it, an' the pharma^ ceutical name of the chemical that will kill it, somebody's got to. pay." I TRENTON NEWS. Many -Saw "Birth of a Nation." Wagner Won Game Basket Bali. Another Game Friday. The following Trentonites rn 'joyed Griffith's "Birth of a Na tion" in Augusta this week. Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Morra?l Mr. and Mr3. R. C. Swearingen, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Day, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Posey, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wiae, Mrs. Butler Whitlock, Mrs. J. R. Moss, Misses Ruth Salter, Belle Privette, Annie Tiraraerraan, Mar garet Courtney, Messrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., C. L. Vauehn T. B. Wise, Juins Day, Willie Bush, Douglas Wise, Peele Privette, S. H. Manget, Bailie Whitlock. Friends of Mrs. Lizzie Hughes were delighted to see her during h . .ecent visit from Columbia. Mrs. Ada Bryan was a charming; hostess on Wednesday for her card club and a few other friends. At the conclusion of the game ebe served a salad course with coffee and trifle with whipped cream and pound cake. Misses Maude Moore, Sade Long, Maude and Dollie Bettis went to that delightful musical comedy, "Nobody Home," at the Grand in Augusta on Saturday afternoon last. Mr. A. C. Penn has gone to visit his daughter Mrs. W. M. Leppard in Columbia. Miss Julia Moss Wise spent the week-end with Miss Louise Moore. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Day are re ceiving congratulations upon the arrival of a splendid baby boy. That Mrs. Emily Manget has eu tirely recovered from her reeent spell of sickness is a source of gen uine delight to her friends. Mrs. Manget is one of whom it can be truthfully said she hurts nobody by word or deed, and to be in her presence is to imbibe refinement and a love for the beautiful. ,Durtf6L the barlil days of the paet weeR^^ were happy to see her living out ; among her pansies, Jap?nicas and hyacinths, that were a riot of Woona for her, and she is already giving careful thought to planting and col? tivating those handsome chrysan themums for which she is noted. Miss Naraie Cato, from M on etta was a week end visitor at the home of Mrs. J. M. Swearingen. The young ladies proved them r-elves charming hostesses on Fri day evening last, when they com plimented the young men with a Leap Year Valentine dance. Be sides dancing several contests were enjoyed and the evening throughout teemed with genuine pleasures. At eleven o'clock sandwiches and hot coffee was served. Mr. Ed. Harrison has accepted an enviable position with the Aiken Mfg. Co. His friends were de lighted to see him on last Sunday when he came home for a visit. Mrs. Hamet Etheredge from North Augusta and Mrs. Johnston from Graniteville were guests of Mrs. T. P. Salter and Mrs. Kidson during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Miller from Pen broke, N. C., and Mrs. J. B. Miller from Modoc were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Millier da ring the past week. The Wagener basket ball girls oame up for a game with the Tren ton girls on Friday. The game was especially interesting and there was happiness and great cheer throughout the entire afternoon. The score stood 10 to 12 in favor of Wagener. The Trenton team will go to Wagener on Friday af ternoon of this week. Mrs. Joseph Ripley and little Joseph returned to Albany on Mon day last. Mr. Peele Privette made a splen did host at a dinner his sister, Mrs. J. H. Courtney gave him daring, the past week. Tommy was taking dinner with, his aunt Annie: "Won't you have another piece of oake, Tommy?" asked his aunt Annie. "No, I thank you," replied Tom my politely. Aunt Annie: "Why, Tommy, you seem to be suffering from loss of ap petite." Tommy quickly: "That ain't loss of appetite. What Pm sufferin' from>is politeness."