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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, ?9I5
Union Thanksgiving Service.
Death of Mr Derrick. Miss
Norris Gave Delightful
A union Thanksgiving: service
will be held ou Thanksgiving morn
ing in the Lutheran church, this to
begin at 10:30 o'clock.
On the afternoon of Thanksgiv
ing day a game of foot ball will be
played between the teams of Way
nesboro, Ga., arid Johnston.
Miss Alma Shell of Laurens has
charge of the school near the home
of Mr. J. W. Hardy.
The Baptist choir, under the
leadership of Mr. F. M. Boyd is
preparing for a. sacred concert to
be held on Sunday evening, De
-oember 26, in the Baptist church.
Dr. Lehman Williams and Mr.
Barron of Statesboro, Ga , spent
Sunday here in the home of friends.
Mr. Butler Derrick died last
Thursday at bis home in the Phlip
pi section, death resulting from a
carbuncle, blood poison having set
in. Mr. Derrick was a bigh-toned
Christian gentleman and was held
in love and esteem by all. He meant
much to the community in which
he lived and his passing away will
be felt in many ways. Ke was one
of the deacons of Philippi Baptist
church and a great Sunday schcol
worker and has labored to bring
the church up to its present stand
ard. He was a kind and helpful
neighbor, a loving husband and in
dulgent father. The burial services
were conducted on Friday at Phil
? ippi by his pastor Rev. A. C. Baker
who was assisted by Rev. M. L.
JKester. Besides his widow are left
eight children, Messrs. Wiley, Jesse,
?Cleveland and Willie Derrick, and
f Mrs. Talbert Rhoden, and Misses
Maggie, Viola and Fannie Derrick.
Mrs. Lehman Williams of States
boro. Ga., was complimented with
_- a delightful luncheon on last Thurs
day morning this being given by j
Mrs. Lucian Sloan Maxwell. Beau-j
tiful chrysanthemums were the j
chief decorations, and the eight ta
bles for the games were also adorn
ed with blossoms. Sweet music was
enjoyed ?while the games were in
progress, and when concluded the
honoree was presented with a lovely
blue and white erepe-de-chine hand
kerchief. The hostess served a
Mrs. J. W. Mish has arrived fi ora
Virginia for a visit in the home of
ber brother, Dr. P. N. Keesee.
Miss Mary Poppenbeim of Char
leston spent the week-end in the
home of her cousin, Miss Emma
Mrs. J. W. Browne was hostess
for the Pi Tau club on Wednesday
afternoon and this coterie of friends
spent two hours very pleasantly to
gether. Sewing and chatting were
indulged in and later a salad course
with coffee was served.
Mrs. James Crouch of Batesburg
las been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. James White has srone to
Hartsyille to spend Thanksgiving
at Coker college with^her daughter,
Miss Hallie White.
The members of the Mary.Ann
Buie chapter, D. of C , will pack a
Thanksgiving box on Friday morn
ing to send to the inmates of the
Thursday afternoon proved a
most delightful one for those who
attended the rook party given by
Miss Luelle Norris. Old Boreas
provided most disagreeable weather
for the afternoon, but this did not
dampen the ardor of the pleasure
goers and the time proved so de
lightful they felt amply repaid for
having braved the elements. The
exterior of the home was a delight
ful contrast to the outside, for the
rooms were aglow with vari-tinted
autumn foliage the effect being most
pleasing. The score cards for the
game were of bright autumn leaves,
and several games were played, af
ter music the hostess serving a colla
tion of sweets, the autumn tints be
ing well carried out. She was assist
ed by her sifters, Mrs. M. R.
Wright and Miss Sara Norris.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Stevens spent
a few days of last week at Cleora
with their daughter, Miss Sara Ste
vena, who is teaching there.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Sawyer and
children have returned from Ameri
cas, Ga., where they visited in the
borne of Mr. Luther Lott.
Mr. Gilbert of Edgefield bas ce
Parksville's Harvest Festival
and Corn Show.
The first fruits of Parksville's
university extension spirit of which
we heard at the time of her Chau
tauqua are to be a harvest festival
and corn show. Her committee has
re-organized into the Parksville fair
and welfare association and if there
is anything in a name, we shall ex
pect great things. The officers of
the association are W. M. Robert
son president, J. M. Bussey vice
president, Miss Gazie Osborne sec
retary and W. P. Parks treasurer.
On Thanksgiving day there is to
be a barbecue dinuer after the
Thanksgiving song: service and from
the dinner the school children are to
march singing harvest songs and
with banners flying go to the school
house where the corn show is to be
held, and where there are to be
more songs and speeches and judg
ing of exhibits of corn, butter,
canned and preserved good things
and fancy work.
It is hoped that some one may
be present from Clemson college to
do the judging and give a talk on
corn judging and corn raising. Mr.
P. N. Lott, agricultural agent, is
expected also. In the evening the
young people are to give an enter
tainment to their friends and elders.
A prize of five dollars is offered
for the best dozen ears of corn and
such a searching and scratching
through corn cribs you never did
hear of and the young aud old corn
growers are surprised at how hard
it is for them to fiud a dozen ears
that they can feel sure will bring
down that $5 bili and ail the honor
that goes with it.
W. W. F.
The announcement that the la
dies of the Presbyterian church
will hold their annual bazaar ou
December 16 will cause many per
sons in Edgefield to look forward
to the occasion with pleasant an
ticipations. The social feature of
the bazaar is always enjoyed by-the
young people aud the early Christ
mas shoppers alws.ys find many
things for sale that make suitable
gifts. Besides beirg useful, the
price of the articles are reasonable.
Sunday School Institute.
Dr. T. J. Watts, Sunday school
secretary of the Baptist State Mis
sion Board of South Carolina, has
been conducting an institute at the
Baptist church for several days.
Sunday morning and evening he
presented the cause very effectively
which be represents. Monday and
Tuesday night he instructed the
teachers and others interested ia
Sunday scnool work. Dr. Watts
stresses the importance of making
the educational value of the Sunday
school felt as a means of develop
ing Christian character just as the
public or secular schools develop
the minds. He also lays great stress
upon tile evangelizing influence of
the Sunday school. None of this
can be accomplished to a satisfac
tory degree without trained teach
ers, men and women who are capa
ble of developing those who sit be
fore them iu the Sunday school
classes every Sunday morning. Dr.
Watts is the acknowledged leader
in Sunday school work in the South
ern Baptist convention and his
cuming to Edgefield has given a
great stimulus to the Sunday school
in whose interest he came. All of
his services were well attenued,
many persons becoming interested
who have not hitherto actively
identified themselves with the Sun
cently purchased several acres of
land in South Jonnston and contem
plates erecting a dwelling at an ear
ly date. Mr. Gilbert and his family
will move here in a few weeks.
Mr. Herman Powell of Newberry
was a recent visitor in the home of
Mr. Y. M. Powell.
Mr. Will Yonce has purchased a
Mrs. J. W. Marsh visited in the
home of her cousin. Mr. Grady
Hazel at Saluda last week.
Rev. T. H: Posey of Wards who
represents the Edisto academy at
Seivern will fill the pulpit of the
Baptist church on Sunday.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, D.
of C., is laying plans for a "Rose
show" this to be held in April.
Everyone is invited to enter the
contest. Now is the time to begin
with the bushes.
Mr. Fowler Urges That Proper
Caire be Taken of Improved
Roads. Individuals Must
Supervisor Edmunds by a very great
'effort has given us miles of thirty
foot road. It has been a joy to be
hold an unalloyed pleasure so far to
drive upon. While good weather
lasted there seemed no possible flaw
to our happiness but alas for human
hopes, the dav of reckoning has
come, the rains are here. These
rains are to be the touchstone of the
roads and the test of our apprecia
tion and value of them. If these
roads are wDrth anything to us we
are going to take care of them,
for as I reminded the readers of
The Advertiser the supervisor has
no plans and doubtless has no equip
ment for their care during the year.*
There is no law of nature and no
dispensation of Providence that will
prevent a fine 30-foot road from get
ting as full of rut? as the poor old
scrubby 16-foot one of the past. The
ruts will come there just as quick
and twice as thick. But nature and
Providence have provided a reme
dy-a voluntary one-in the man
beside the road.
Under present conditions if these
roads are to stay fine it must be by
the work and to the credit of ?he
man beside the road. If they go to
the bad the man beside the road
will be the sufferer and get the
blame. If these roads can be kept in
fair condition this year by volunta
ry work an insistant demand cm be
made upon the county next year
that some provision be made for
their maintenance. The county must
Now it should not be difficult to j
keep these fine roads in good con-]
dition this winter. A King road
drag as bas been several times illus.:,
trated in The Advertiser can be.
.made in an hour at'a'cost bTa'd'bi-'
lar or less and nothing better is
known for the work. Used after
each heavy rain they round up the
road and spread on it a thin smooth
layer of mud that puddles and sheds
water. We practically give the roads
a brick covering.
A young man in North Carolina
a few years a*ro took in hand a mile
of road near his home. He dragged
it smooth with a King road drag
and kept so and at the end of that
time found that his total expanse
had been ?17.50. The county was
so pleased that they put that mile
of road in his charge and stood the
At this rate 1,500 miles of road
in Edgefield county could be cared
for at an expense of $5,500 a year.
Up to the present a big part of this
amount has been spent on bad roads.
If Edgefield county had 1,500
miles ol' finely kept roads like this
she would have small reason to fear
divorce suits'on the parts of her out
lying territory ardent to flee to the
arms of lusty young towns bent on
setting up housekeeping for them
W. W. Fowler. I
Old Fiddler's Convention.
Early in the new year, probably
the first week in February, an old
fiddler's convention will be held in
Edgefield under the auspices of the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union. AH of ye old fiddlers-not
! violins-and ' chune her up" for
the occasion. Begin to practice now
so your fingers and elbows will be
limbered for the occasion. Invita
tions will be issued every person in
the county who can play a fiddle.
Among those already mentioned,
are Albert Lott, John Allen, John
Tompkins, Mitch Wells, Col.
Brooks Mayson, Mr. Newt Fair,
Brasrg Jones, all of the Winn and
Seigler boys, and possibly a iozen
other musicians whose talent has
been smoldering under a bushel all
these years. Yes, the old tiddlers'
convention is to be the first big en
tertainment of the new year in
Th? nksgiving service Thursday
in Edgefield at ll a. m.
Trenton: Thanksgiving service at
8 p. m. Thursday. And also Sunday
morning at 11:15.
Johnston: Presbyterian service at
7:30 Sunday evening.
"UNCLE" IV'S LETTER.
Writ?? in Reminiscent Vein.
Kind Words For Mr. Pat
Bussey. Pleased With
Well, old friend Advertiser:
Whde tbe wind is howling around
and making- a fellow chase his hat
once in a while, I will write just a
few lines to let you know of a letter
I-iiad gotten from A. A. Glover of
Korth, S. C., and the good that let
ter did me. ile wrote of'bygone
days and of the loved ones of those
days who have passed into tfce
world beyond the grave. It called
me back to ray boyhood days and
the days of my young manhood
daring the war, where two of his
uncles (A. A. and M. 0. Glover)
and I served in the same company.
As I write 1 eau, iu my imagination,
see the boys (your father being one
?of them) again in camp or in the
saddle, on their way possibly to
death. But those g ray ranks are
thinning fast and of i;be 68 disband
ed on the 23rd of April, 1865, I can
count only 8 or 9 living. Soon all I
will have answered the last roll call !
and be beyond the reach of mercy, j
if we have not accepted it in this j
life. How an old soldier can live a
wicked life is something I cannot
understand for mid shot and shell
God protected u? and we ought to
be'ot all raen God-loving and God*
serving for His goodness to ns.
Mr. Editor, I have written the
ab?ye I hardly kuow why, only I
could not help but write as I have.
We have had rain and 'tis turn
ing cold very fast, but a good many
'of those around us had sown aud
were still sowing wheat and oats.
Yes, air, not little patches but fields
and some of the grain is up and
(ooks fine. Had the rain not stopped
my boya would have tiuiahed today.
Thc land we have to .work now is
LaMU:^same grade land as Dr.
l'f?jcoi't's and P. H. Bnssev's (?tfcn
that'reminds rae that Pat is sick j
and no hopes of bis recovery. Well !
I have knoiwn him from his boyhood
and a better man I can't say that I
have ever known, and if he isn't
prepared for the change I don't
know who is )
We are about 4 or 5 miles south
of Harlem and so far like the coun
ty and the people. It seems a little
strange to have our kinsfolk from
Carolina coining to visit us by pri
vate conveyance and driving the
distance in 5 or 6 hours. But we are
about the same distance from
Parksyille as it is from Parksville
to Augusta, possibly 5 miles far
The stock law is in this county
and some iike it and some don't. It
seems a little out of joint to us, as
for this and last year, we were in a
county where the fields were fenced
and the hogs and cattle out on the
range, where one hog with cholera
could spread it over the whole
ranere and it was playing havoc
with them when we moved from
Map Out a Winter's Reading
We would suggest that a full sup
ply of bulletins be laid in for read
ing and study during the stormy
days and long winter evenings
which will soon be upon us. No
better or more profitable way could
be thought of for employing these
dreary times of enforced indoor
life. Sit down at once and write
your state agricultural college and
the Office of Publications, United
States Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C., for a printed
list of their bulletins available for
free distribution. Then, as soon as
the list is received, go over it and
check off those publications deal
ing with your own particular farm
problems and send in your order
for them af once. You can order
direct yourself, if you prefer; but
better satisfaction and more dis
patch are sometimes obtained by
ordering through a United States
senator or a representative in Con
For Sale Or Rent--My nine-room
house in north Edgefield, eight acres
of land, pasture, good well and
spring, s ervant house and store
house on the prerai?es. Terms easy,
apply to W. C. Jackson.
News Letter From Edgefield
Graded and High School.
Friday afternoon at the Fair
Grounds a pitched-team from John
ston defeated Edgefield High
School team by the lop-sided score
of 38-0. The game was Johnston's
from the begining, and in the plucky
fitrht made by Edgefield. against
overwhelming odds in weigrht ami
[ experience, to keep the score as k>w
as possible, that made the game in
teresting. The Edgefield team
weighted on the average about 120
pounds, Johnston, about 14-0. Many
of our bovs, not only had never
played foot-ball before, but bad
never eren seen a game, while the
Johnston team had played together
for two or three years. Edgefield
held them for downs but one time,
and thal on account of a penalty,
and not once did our fellows gain
the required ten. However, on the
defensive, Jones, Hollingsworth and
Cheatham played a good game for
Edgefield. Lott, Wright, and
Broadwater, all old heads at the
game, staved for Johnston. John
ston tried two forward- passes, both
of which were incomplete. Edge
field completed one pass, which,
however, netted only a few yarn's.
There is no disgrace in being de
feated, the disgrace lies in fear of
defeat, and while we are hot par
ticularly elated over our maiden
effort on the girdiron, we feel no
humilation at the result- If all the
old athletes, living in town, will
give us their encouragement and
advice next year, we hope to put
out a winning team.
The entertainment on last Friday
evening was one of the best of the
season. The stage was decorated
with ferns and chrysanthemums,
and the young ladies, in evening
costume, made a very attractive
scene. We did not realize as large
a sum as we bid boped for, due to
a Masonic banquet on the same
night. However, the amount re
ceived,, waa . twenty-two -dollars, a
sufficient sum to cover all expenses
on our play-ground apparatus, and
the whole school extends the great
est thanks to those who made the
enteitainment such a success. We
hope to give a series of such enter
tainments of the benefit of our
On next Saturdav the Teachers'
Association of Edgefield county
will meet in the court house at
Meeting to Consider Erection of
Pursuant to the resolution re
cently adopted by the county medi
cal association suggesting that steps
be taken to establish a hospital in
Edgefield, the physicians, dentists
and members ot the chamber of
commerce held a meeting in the
court house Monday evening to
formulate some definite plans. While
the attendance was not large, yet
the business and professional men
who assembled were deeply inter
estsd. Every phase of the undertak
ing was fully discussed, the discus
sion being opened by Dr. W. D.
Ouzts who is an enthusiastic sup
porter of the enterprise. Brief but
I practical and pointed talks were
j also made by Dr. R.A. Marsh, Dr. A.
R. Nicholson, Dr. J. G. Tompkins,
Dr. J. G. Edwards and several
of the laity. All were of one accord
in stating in no uncertain terms
that Edgefield needed and should
have a hospital. In addition to keep
ing a considerable sum of money at
home that is now paid to city hos
pitals, the existence of hospital
would enable scores of people to
receive special treatment through
the hospital who are unable to pay
the enormous prices charged by the
A resolution was unanimously
adopted requesting the medical as
sociation to call a meeting as early
as practicable and prepare plans to
be submitted to a joint meeting pf
the chamber of commerce and the
members of the civic league. Every
one present realized the importance
of enlisting the co-operation of the
ladies of the town and county. At
a meeting to be called in a short
time a definite course will be map
ped out and then a statement more
in detail will be presented to the
Other towns not any larger than
Edgefield, have established a
hospital for the relief of human
suffering. Why can it not be done
here? We believe that if a sufficient
number of people can be enlisted,
RED HILL TIDINGS.
Hammond-Miller Marriage at
Colliers. Large School at.
Red Hill. Modern
Things are movintr oo nicely ia
oar part of the vineyard. We had a
good congregation at Red Hill Sun
day morning also at Colliers Sun
Mr. Murphey Miller and Miss
Lucile Hammond were married at
Colliers Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock by their pastor, Rev. J.T.
Littlejohn. These young people are
very popular among their Jaree cir
cle of friends. We wish for them a
long and useful life.
Mr. Editor, it is a joy and delight
to hear the school bell each morn
ing calling the children to their
day's task. Then to see them coming
from all parts of the community,
yes, it is a real joy. We have now
near on to 100 children enrolled and
hope to pass far beyond this number
before Christmas. The new school
building is now in the bands of the
painters/ The bouse will be painted
inside and ont and all the floors will
be painted aud desks varnished. The
building is well furnished with the
very best of black boards, globes,
charts and maps. Our teachers and
pupils are all hard at work and we
are looking for good results.
Mrs. Rose Cottage aud Miss Has
sle Quarles report a good time at
the ladies convention at Spartan
The mission society of Red Hill
will meet at the home of Mrs. Er
nest Quarles Thursday afternoon.
The ladies are planning to meet
their apportionment by the early
The deacons and pastor of Reho
both church held a delightful meet
ing at the home of deacon D. L
Morgan last Wednesday planning
for the work of another year. Be
fa o both-church has three new-dea
cons, Messrs. J. D. Hughey, George
Cartledge, Tandy Culbreath.
Our people are about through'
gathering. Muoh grain has been,
sown this fall. We are all now hav
ing a good time digging potatoes,
killing hogs, also the persimmons
and the o'possum are ripe. So it is
a good old time in the country now.
Some one asked Gussie Wash
why he raised so many potatoes and
hogs. His reply was, he just had to,
there came a new boy to uis house
Planning For Spelling Bee.
As shown by the papers from
different parts of the state, the
Spelling Bee is a popular form of
entertainment at this time. A large
'.Bee" was to have been held in
Columbia last Friday uight but it
was postponed a week on account
of the unfavorable weather. One
is being planned for Edgefield, the
date being probably Friday night,
December 17. Just as sotne of the
most prominent men and women of
Columbia will take pan in the one
to be held in Columbia, so"
many of the most prominent men
and women in Edgefield will par
ticipate in the one to be held here.
An announcement in detail will be
given next week.
Meal of Highest Grade.
In this issue of The Advertiser
will be found the analysis in detail
made by Clemson College of cotton
seed meal made by the Beaver Dam
mill. Fora number of years the
meal of Edgefield's mill has stood
high as a fertilizer and as cattle
feed. As shown by the analysis,
the meal contains a very high per
cent, of ammonia and potash, two of
the most expensive elements of plant
food that farmers have to buy.
Look carefully over the figures made
by Clemson college, not by the mill
itself, and you will see that it pays
to buy Beaver Dam Mill meal. Yon
get more for your money than from
any other meal we know of.
the enterprise can be made a suc
cess. Speak of it to your friends.
Take a personal interest in promot
ing the hospital movement. Yon or
some member of your family may
be among the first to receive bene
fits from it. Who knows what.the
future has in store?