11% - . : " LEXINGTON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1918. " No. 27.
llPJr VOLUME No. 48. L_! ' |
ll- XEXINGTON DEMOCRATIC CLUB
IS? MET SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
% . The Lexington Democratic club
met in the Court House Saturday afternoon
at 4 o'clock and immediately
L. * proceeded to organise and elected
the following officers; G. B. WinPrpq!
T C. Callison, vice presi
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<ient; W. D. Dent, secretary; E. G.
g . Dreher, executive Committeeman.
Twenty eight names were placed
in -nomination for delegates to the
p.* -county convention, resulting in the
? ?lecton of the following 21 delegates
? the other seven being designated
ftfe' -as alternates:
Pf E. L. Wingard, J. W. Nipper, T C
Gallison, J. Brooks Wingard, J. E. R.
k . Kyzer, Geo. Bell Timierman, C. L.
fe. i-,. Shealy, E. G. Dreher, T. C. Sturkie
'T. L. Harman, B. D. Clarke, S 1j nen
$-> <irix, C. E. Corley, C. E. Leaphart
F D. E. Amick, Dr. J. J: Wingard, Geo
F S. Drafts, J. S. Caughman, H. L:
F Jfarmon, C. W. Caughman, S. J:
p The following resolution was of-fered
by Solicitor Geo. Bell Timmer|
man and unanimously adopted by a
i: ' "rising vote:
ft . Being fully advised ^concerning
the present national crisis and realiz
I ing its momentous consequences to
-ourselves and the world, confident of
, teh justice of our cause and with determination
to defend it,
Be it resolved by The Lexington
Democratic Club that we re-state, re-1
new and reavow our loyalty to and
Confidence in the government of the
United States; reaffirm" our faith in
the valor, courage and patriotism of ,
the American soldier, sailor and marine;
and re-express our fixed and
firm determination loyally and faith- j
fully to support and maintain the;
its soldiers and sailors
f to the end that a just peace ma^ be
obtained and democracy saved to our
p. selves and the world.
GILBERT CLUB MEETS
The Gilbert Democratic Club met
on Saturday April 27 1918 and elec-j
- ted the following officers:
?- P. H. Craps, President.
, loor Tayes, Vice-President.
R. Lester iPrice, Secretary.
Andrew Long, Executive commit-:
I. Taylor, R. F. Davis, S. D McCar-!
$ * tha Committee on enrollment.
Committee on Registration C. P.
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Delegates to County Convention.
F. C. Craps, I. Taylor, Andrew Long
R. Lester 'Price. Ioor Hayes.
Lower Fork Democratic Club.
The Democratic Club of Lower;
Fcrk met Saturday afternoon and
elected the following officers:
S. R. Younginer, Pres.
C. D. Meetze, Secretary
C. D. Meetze, Ex. Committeeman.
The following delegates were elecj
ted to the county convention: J. P.;
Meetze and C. D. Meetze.
CROMER DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
M. K. Kaminer, tPresident.
W. C. Senn, Secretary.
J. E. Buff. Ex. Committeeman, i
Delegates to the Convention, M. K.
Kaminer W. C. Senn, J. E. Buff. J:
Alternates, G. C. Arehart, Walter
Resolutions were passed endorsing
the vigorous prosecution of the war
and pledging undivided support to
President Wilson and his cabinet, j
MAGNOLIA CLUB MEETS.
The Democratc Club of Magnolia
met on April 27th and was called to
order by President J. C. Fulmer about
TVin ^.1 Q/->f i r?rt n-f officers
<3 ".OU O CiUtft. x nc citv-wun ux
was as follows: J. C. Fulmer, Pres.
E. L. Derrick, Sec.
E. L. Derrick, executive committeeman.
i ' Delegates to County Convention,
N. C. Monts, H. H. Dreher, J. A: Epting
and G. W. Koon.
A motion was made and carried
that each delegate appoint his aiter'
nate in case he could not attend the
HOLLOW CREEK NO. 1.?Boylston
Hollow Creek Democratic Club No
1, met at the new school house on
T TT T
? Saturday afternoon. ^nas. .la. ajjv%
ingston was elected president, with
Thomas M. Kannady wras elected secV
retary. C. J. Taylor, Rudolph Karman
and W. K. Hook were elected
delegates to the County Convention,
with W. B. Taylor county executive
" , committeeman. The attendance was
large and much interest was man?fosted
in the proceedings.
MRS. VAN ORMER'S MUSIC
PUPILS GIVE DELIGHTFUL
I The music pupils of Mrs. May;
Lois Von Ormer gave their spring re- j
cital in the High School Audtorium,
Thursday night of last week, to a
large and appreciative audience. The
auditorium was crowded to its full'
capacity, and appreciation of the pu
nils efforts Vas dempnstrated by
frequent applause. Mrs. Van Or-!
mers recital consisted of 17 numbers.!
opening with a song "You are Wei-J
come if You Keep Right Still" by
little Miss "Mary James Haltiwanger,
and closing with a cantata "The Red
Cross" by the class. Each pupil perfomed
their part with credit to them
selves and showed the thorough train j
ing received from their teacher. Mrs. Van
Orrner has been a teacher in
the Lexington school for several
vears and has met with marked sue-;
^ ~ I
cess. She is a graduate of the Col- i
lege for^Women of Columbia and has
been engaged in teaching music con-1
tinuously since leaving college.
PEAK DEMOCRATIC CLUB
The Peak Democratic club met in
the town hall at Peak April 27th at
4 o'clock P. M. nd was called to order
by 0. L. Mayer chairman. A re- i
organization of the club was affected
by the election of the following
officers for the ensuing term, O. L. j
Mayer, President; W. M. Wilson.j
Vice iFresident; Joe. H. Eargle, Secrota-rv
H H Counts. Treasurer; Jas
B. Addy, Executive Committeeman;
Enrolling Committee, J. C. Swygert !
C. W. Chapman and G. E. L. Sum-i
mer; Committee on Registration, J J
0. Chapman, W. M. Wilson and Jas.'
The followng delegates to County
Convention were elected: Jas. B.
Addy, 0. L. Mayer, W. M. Wilson and
J. Oneal Counts. Alternates, T.!,
W. Amick, J. 0. Chapman, Joe. H. i
Eargle and J. C. Swygert.
The Pelion Democratic Club met at
the .'Pelion school house at five o'clock
Meeting was called to order by
Pi-es. L. W. Wise and the following
officers elected for the ensuing two
L. W. Wise, President.
M. A. Sharpe, Secretary.
L. W. Wise, F. G. Hartley and G. |
L. Taylor committee on enrollment^
L. W. Wise, F. G. Hartley, J. Per-|
ry Spires, J. J. Shealy, A. W. Craft
I. S. Holley, M. A. Sharpe. '
delegates to the County Convention, j
L. W. Wise, Ex. Committteeman. i
The delegates to the county convexiton
were instructed to heartily |
support P-resident Wilson in his fight ,
SANDY RUN CLUB
The Sandy Run Democratic Club
met Saturday Apr. 27, reorganized
and elected the following officers etc. j
N. B. Wannamaker, President.
W. W. Furtick, Vice 'Pres.
T. L. Williams, Secretary.
W. H. Wannamaker, Treasurer. I
W. H. Wannamaker, member of,
County executive committee.
The following resolution was unanimously
adopted by the Sandy Runj
We the Democrats of Sandy Run;
township in regular meeting conven-;:
ed endorse the course of our great
President in the conduct of the war!
asrainst the imperial German govern
merit 2nd pledge him our hearty co-1
operation in bringing the same to a
successful end. j
OAK GROVE DEMOCRATIC CLUB
The Oak Grove Democratic Club!
met Saturday afternoon April 27th
and the following officers were elected
S. Rufus Smith, President. Wil-j
liam J. Kyzer, Vice President. Pickens
Bouknight Secretary. W. D. Ky-j
zer and C. T. Taylor Delegates to the
HONOR ROLL OF LONG BRANCH
Thelma Corder 3rd Grade.
Odelle Kneece 3rd Grade.
William Lawson 3rd. Grade.
Ruby Burgess, 3rd Grade.
Evn Buries? 5th Grade
Grady Corder 5th Grade
Lee Johnson 5th Grade
Minnie Johnson 5th Grade
Eva Davis. 5th Grade
Lena Hall 5th Grade
Iva Davis 7th Grade
IJndsav Hall 7th Grade
Minis Hall 9 Grade
TO THE TAXPAYERS OF
HOLLOW CREEK TOWNSHIP:
On April~29th I received through
the mail a petition from a number of
tax payers of Hollow Creek Township,
asking that a day be fixed for
the purpose of allowing them to be
hoavrl on t.hp rmestion of lowering
the increase values which have recently
been placed by the County
Board of Equalization upon the property
of the petitioners.
I am not familiar with any special
provision of the law authorizing a
proceeding of this kind," but in as
much as it is a fundamental rule of
justice that all persons have an opportunity
to be heard in any lawfuul
controversy they may have, I deem
it right and proper, so far as I am con
cerned, to grant the petition. 1 have,
therefore, appointed 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, Friday May 10th, at which
time the petitioners and other persons
in that township who feel aggrieved
may appear before the County
Board of Equilization for the purpose
of making such representations
to the Board as they deem advisable.
It is impracticable to send an individual
and personal notice to each
tax payer who has signed the petition
and I take this method of notifying
them, and will request that all such
tax payers who receive this notice
will call to the attention of their
neighbors the time and place set for
the hearing thev have asked.
W D DENT. .
2t28c County Audjtor. ;
County Equalization Board.
The township and town chairmen !
of each township and town in Lex-|
ington County are hereby requested:
to be at Lexington Court House on
May 10th at 11 o'clock for the purpose
of hearing an appeal from the
faxpayers of Hollow Creek Township.
W. D. DENT,
2t28 County Auditor.
RATTPMTIMP QPHOnT PI OSINH
The closing exercises of Ballentine
school wil be rendered by the pupils
Friday night May 3d. The exercises
will consist of a play?"The Poor
Married Man," drills, songs; recitations
etc. The exercises will be free
and everybody is invited to come and
enjoy the evening.
BALLENTINE NEWS. j
Misses Vivian Lowman and ArabeM
Bouknight spent Saturdy night
and part of Sunday in Columbia at
the home of Miss Nellie Bailey.
Mr. Ernest Corley from near Lex-,
ington was in Ballentine Sunday af
Miss Maude Bradham from Lex-;
ington spent the third Sunday after-!
non at the home of Miss Clara Shealy
Miss Vivian Lowman gave a recep-j
tion at her home Friday night in hon
or of the teachers and tenth grade of j
Mr. Robert Cook from Lexington j
snen+ last Sunday afternoon in Bal-i
Mr. Herbert Metts from Camp;
Sevier, Greenville, spent Saturday
night at home with his parents Mr. j
and Mrs. Cal Metts.
Miss Hubbard Cook spent Sunday
offomortTi with Clara Shealv.!
Miss Olive Shealy from Columbia!
and Mr. H^iry Moore from Ridgeway
spent a short while here Sunday, j
Miss Georgia Porter spent the
week-end at home.
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Meets spent
Sunday with their daughter Mrs. \
Bur van Wessinger at Chapin.
The Ladies School Improvement
Association of Ballentine held its reg
ular meeting Saturday afternoon.
Miss Verta Ballentine entertained
the young folks at a moonlight picnic
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Keith gave a
dance at their home Saturday nightt.
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AULL WILL SUCCEED
LATE W. H. MACFEAT
John K. Aull has been appointed
court stenographer by Judere \Y. II.
To"ts"k1 for the Fifth Judicial C:rcu'*
to fill the vacanev created by
the death of the late W. II. Macfeat.
II :nnin"" with May, appointments
are n follows: Lexington, second
Sunday 5:'0 p. m.; fourth Sunday
^:31 n. *"?- Mount ITorcb, Second
Sundu i 11 V M.. fourth Sunday, 5
.10 r. M. Red Bank, second Sunday
S:S0 V. M., fourth Sunday 11 A. M.
FOSTER SPEER; .
PARCEL POST FOR TROOPS IN
Beginning April 1, only suck articles
as have been ordered in writing,
approved by a commanding ofW
1 j 1 mi n
iicer, may oe sent Dy mail, me IO;
lowing: restrictions on mailing parcels
to American expeditionary forces
will be enforced.
Office of the Postmaster General
Washington, March 28, 1918
I On and after Aprl 1, 1918, parcels
for members and individuals connect
ed with the American Expeditionary
Forces in Europe shall not be accepted
for mailing or dispatched unless
they contain such articles only as
are being sent at the written requ'est
of the addressee, approved by his reg
imental or higher commander or an
executive officer of the organization
nri+Vi TirVii/>V> In a io /T\r>no/">fod
? ll/il "AllVil 10
A. S. BURLESON,
THEREFORE, PARCEL POST
FOR THE AMERICAN E^PEDI:
TICNARY FORCES IN FRANCE
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR
1. The artcles to be mailed are
requested in writing; by the soldier or
civilian, and the request is approved
by his commanding officer or superior
2. The parcel is marked "This
parcel contains only articles sent at
approved request of addressee, which
3. The written request must be
inclosed in the parcel, or it will not
be sent to France.
Mr. J. D. Boland of Chinton S. C.
was in town for a few hours Saturday
Mr. J. P. Dei rick who is a student
at the Lutheran Seminary, Columbia
visited his mother Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wessinger and
son B_ A. Wessinger visited their
daughter Miss Stella at Glen Springs
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. M. Eleazor
merit Sunday evening with friends at
Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Wise of Clare
rnont, N. C. who has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Frick returned
to their home last Thursday.
Chapin news r.ot finished, dont b.
MRS. JESSE L. KAISER.
Mrs. Alice Cedeeia Kaiser wife of
Jesse L. Kaiser, died Thursday afternoon
Apr. 25 about 1 o'clock at
her home in the St. John's section
aged 56 years. Mrs. Kaiser is survived
by her mother, Mrs. Mary Ann
Jumper, two brothers; two
sisters, her husband, six children:
W. A. Kaiser of Mims, Fla., Mrs. Myra
B. Harman, C. D. Kaiser, J. E:
Kaiser, Miss Hary An Kaisr, Thomas
J. Traiser, all of Lexington County,
and 14 grandchildren. Mrs. Kais
er was a faithful member of St.
John's Lutheran Church.
The funeral was conducted by her
pastor, the Rev. 0. B. Shearouse, at
3 o'clock this afternoon at St. John's
nnrl fhp rernoiric wprp laid to rest in
the church cemetery.
W. O. W. SERMON AT IRENE
The Irene Camp W. 0. W. will
hold a public meeting in Reu Bank
church at Irene Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Rev. H. B. Jones of
Columbia will preach and the public
is cordially invited to attend. All(
neighboring: W. O. W. Camps are inmoot
in fVio Vinll ai 9 n'p7nr*l\
and join in the procession to the
GEORGE J. SOX.
George J. Sox, a well known citizen
of Lexingtton county died at his
home in New Rrookland Thursday
night following a long ill.iess.Mr. Sox
was fi3 years of age and had large
family connections in this county. He
is survived by hi* widow, two sons,
and four daughters. The funeral
services were held in Mount Tabor
Lutheran church, 4 o'clock Saturday
afternoon conducted by the Rev. E.
I., Lybrand. Interment was in the
Hook cemetery where other members
of his family are buried.
CAKE WALK AND BOX PARTY
"There will be a cake walk, box
nartv and an ice cream sopnor at
Sharp's TTill School h iuse, Saturday
nkrht May 4. for the benefit of Harmony
i*hur< li. This will also be the
elo-'inir ot a very succassi ri ^uwn
year. The public is cordially invited
SOLDIERS IN KHAKI
The 308th Field Sii
1 Maj. Todd, in C
Falls For T
Today the people of Lexington will
have an opportunity of seeing- an important
branch of the military service
at work putting into practice what
hflc heen taucht at Camu Jack-son.
j The 306th Field Signal Battalion of
; the 81st Division, under the command
1 of Major S. R. Todd, will march
through Lexington about noon, according
t? latest advices from headquarters,
and will make camp at Laurel
Falls, not quite a mile south of
Lexington. Major Todd last week
j toured the country in every direction
within a radius of 25 miles of Camp
Jackson with a view to finding suitable
camping sites for his battalions
weekly hikes. The splendid advan1
1 ? ~ T O 1 1 r? Ci4"
Iclges HHUX'UtSU uy uaux ci c*na ?.?,
once attracted the attention of the
genial major, and upon the invitation
of Mr. S. B. George plans were
| at once put into effect to bring the
men down here this week.
At the suggestion of Mr. Thomas
i;P. Meetze, chairman of the board of
| trustees, the radio company of the
| battalion wiil set up its field radio
: station on the grounds near the high
school building. At 12:45 every afternoon
this station will receive the
| time signals which are sent out ev-,
ery day by the government station
at Arlington, Va. A great number
I of additional receivers will be attached
to the apparatus for the convenience
of any one who may desire to
! ! ~ v> Jvi -P/-S-V. HoiKr cio-Tlfll wllilo
111 lUi tmo vac*.j ??
the men in charge of the radio station
will take pleasure and delight in explaining
to the public the operation
i cf the set.
On Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock
there will be a formal inspec-,
tion at the camp, at which time the
entire battalion will be drawn up and
; inspected by the battalion's staff.At
I th e 5:20 "retreat" on Wednesday af
ternoon a beautiful ceremony, mark-'
ing the close of the day's work, will'
be sounded, after which'the men will,
be absolutely free, except for the nec
essary guard and routine camp duties
Major Todd has extended a most cor
dial invitation to the people of Lex-j
ir.gton and surrounding section to
witness this beautiful and impressive
Thursday morning will be taken!
up with special field work, during (
which the various methods of estab-j
lishing communication will be demon!
On Thursday afternoon the battal
ion will parade through Lexington
and wiil be reviewed by Major Todd 1
and the general staff of the battalion 1
The parade will start promptly at 4 '
o'clock. j "
Lieutenant Roddy and Privates M
Hawes, Southard, Florea Holden j1
Blackwelder, Sanko, Deavor Clarke, 1
and Greer arrivied in Lexington on ,1
Monday, and at once pitched tents. f J
They comprise the advance .guard, and j well
indeed have they put the grounds'
at Laurel Falls in splendid condition'<
for the arrival of their battalion. The i
grounds have been cleaned off and; 1
everything: will be in readiness for, :
the arrival of the men on Wednes- j J
day. These men are already charm- j a
ed with Laurel Falls and, like Major <
Todd, who selected the site, they de (i
dare that it is far the most ideal spot J (
fur an encampment they have seenjf
within a radius of many miles of a
Camp Jackson. ^
The people of Lexington will give ?
the men of the 81st Division, a royal c
welcome and a hearty good time v
while they are at Laurel Falls.A com t
mittee headed by Hon. Ceo. Bell i
Timmerman are making and perfect- '
Leaphart. are making and perfecting \
:ng arrangement's to greet the men of r
.Alaior Todd's battalion upon tneir i
Tlie coming of the 81st Division, it ?
Is b? lie id, will mark the opening1 of i
; hi;: season at Laurel Falls, and t
ninny r- re soldiers are expected to '
take advantages of the splendid location.
a 1 pitch cam.]) on this magnificent
ot during the next few
Subscribe to The Dispatch-News,
AND LAUREL FALLS
gnal Batalian 81st
! amp at Laurel
LEVER VISITS STATE
ON POLITICAL MISSION
Washington, April 30.?Congressman
A. F. Lever left Washington tonight
for South Carolina on what is
believed to be an important political
mission, although he would make no
political statement regarding the sen
atorial situation before leaving. He
will be in Columbia for several days
conferrng with political leaders and
expects to return here Monday.
P. H. McGowan.
A wedding of widespread interest
was that of Miss Lizzie Gregory and
Mr. Enos Long which was solemnized
Wednesday April 24, 1918, at
7 o'cock at the home of the bride's
father John W. Gregory a few miles
south of Lexington.
The wedding was simple, but beautiful
in every detail. The house was
most attractive in its decorations the
ceremony room being in bridal white
and green an arch being arranged of
ivy and roses. Hanging from the
center of the arch was a white horse
shoe under which the young couple
stood during the ceremony. Miss
Marie Shull cousin of the bride sang
"I love you truly.'To the first strains
of mendelsshons wedding march entered
Miss Gurrie Gregory and Leora
Long followed by the bride and groom
The bride who wore a most becoming
wedding dress of Dove colored taffeta
and tullie veil most becomingly ar
ranged and carried an arm boquet
of white roses. The Bridesmaids
wore gov/ns of blue silk mull. After
the ceremony a delightful reception
COUNTY CLINIC NOW READY.
The offices of the County Health
Department over the Home National
Ban1; have been equipped, and
those in crahge will be glad to have
any Cit'zen's in the County to call
upon them for any problems concern
ing health, suggestions and advice.
They will be glad to examine any
specimens for Hookworm, and give
treatment, if desired. Also vaccinnations
against Typhoid fever and
Smallpox Van be had. Specimens
left at the office to be forwarded to
the laboratory in Columbia, and those
who desire specimens examined may
of sputum for Tuberculosis may be
call at the office for a specimen-bottle
and directions for collecting these
specimens. Blood specimens for
the test of Typhoid fever and Syphilis
will be taken for examination at the
Columbia laboratory. The Director
wili be glad to assist Physicians in
spinal puncture in suspected cases of
On Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00
/clock the office will be open for the
nenp-tinn and examination of Da
tients, especially for eye, ear and
lose conditions. We have made ar;angements
with a Specialist, who
vill be present on some of these days
md due notice will be given when
ie can be present. Probably some
)f the cases will be treated at the of'ice,
while arrangements will probibly
be made to have some of the
cork done at the Columbia clinic by
Specialists over there. Advice as to
lentai conditions and treatment may
ilso be had. Especially is it desirecf
o have Mothers bring ail children who
ire not thriving well and in good
lealth for inspection and probable
lelpful subreptions as to the betternent
of their coiuiiticns. Lltcraure
on the various subjects of health
v,:\ the com in o-i diseases can be had,
Subbcstiens and plans v.*ill he cheer';.d)y
.biven for the improvement of
he Sanitary conditions about the
Tito tres'ees of Mt. Tiore'o Metho!i:;t
v'hi"*eh v dl roil to the highest bid
ler on Saturday, May 11. at 4 o'clock
it the church the windows and pew's