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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1919
Quarantine Still in Force. Gen.
Lee's Birthday Celebrated.
Death of Mr. Getzen
The epidemic situation is still in
such a condition as to continue the
quarantine, and on Saturday, all the
stores closed at two o'clock. As the
majority here have been staying in
doors as much as possible, this clos
ing was not generally known, so the
last hour or so all the merchants had
almost the rush of Christmas, every
one trying to get an order in.
Since the organization of the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C., 22 years
ago, it has been the custom to cele- i
brate the birthday of the South's
greatest chieftain, Robert E. Lee,
and for the past few years, the cele
bration has been dual, conbining Jan
uary 19th, and January 21st, the
birthday of Stonewall Jackson. This
year this could not be had in a pub
lic way, but the chapter historian,
who was to arrange the manner of
observance, went to the home of the
chapter's invalid veteran, and carried
the programme, telling him some
thing of it and leaving the other part
for his wife to read to him. Some '
dainties were also left.
This programme gave the obi vet
eran much pleasure, and as he so well ?
knew these two great generals, and
so many recollections were called
forth, the historian decided this ob
servance was just as well.
Through the members of the Mis
sionary Society, Baptist church, the
amount of $130 was^contributed to
the Armenian Sufferers. The presi
dent appointed a committee compos
ed of one in c""1, ?^rion of the town,'
and the arnot
the home of
two of her a
ed to Charle
sister being Ul.
Mrs. lone Owdom has returned to
her home in North Carolina after j
spending some time here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Quattle
Mr. and Mrs. Will Rhoden are now
occupying the dwelling of Mr. Willie j
Yonce which he recently vacated, and
Mr. and Mrs. Gall and their children I
are now domiciled with Mrs. Lucy |
The handsome brick dwelling
which Mr. J. Neil Lott is having e- j
reefed at the historic spot at the
cross roads in West Johnston is mear-1
ing completion, and is qui .e an a
dornment to this part of town. The |
house which now stands in front of I
it, and has been occupied by Mrs. !
Nancy Lott, will be removed at the i
completion of the brick dwelling.
Prof. W. F. Scott while on a hunt- '
ing trip last week in the lower part
of the state, bagged 30 birds in one
day. Upon his return several of his
friends who were sick, greatly enjoy
ed some of these.
Mrs. Auburn Moyer and little son
of Washington, D. C., are expected
here this week for a visit to friends.
She is at present in Augusta with
her narents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sat
Mr. Getzen W. Wertz died in the
early hours of Monday morning at
his home in Columbia, after an illness
of several weeks. The direct cause of
his death was located in his throat
and tongue, and for some time he has
been speechless and recently, uncon
Mr. Wertz was the oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wertz of this
place, being nearly 4G years of age,
and was reared here. His death was
learned with deep regret, for he had
a warm friend in every one. During
his boyhood days here, every one
knew him as bright, courteous and
pleasant, and as he grew into man
hood, he fulfilled all the promises of
a noble Christian gentleman. He was
a member of the Lutheran church.
He was married to Miss Daisy Sat
cher of Ward, and she with the chil
dren, survive him. Besides the pa
rents, several sisters and brothers
are left to mourn him, Mrs Taylor
Goodwyn, of Greenwood, Mrs. H. W.
Crouch of this place, Mrs. L. D. Ho
gan, of Congaree and Messrs. Leroy
Wertz of Boston and Wilbur and
Claude Wertz of Columbia.
All of the family had been with
him several days previous to his
death, and all that loving hands could
do, was done for his relief.
The interment was made Monday
afternoon at five o'clock in Columbia,
following the funeral services at the
church, conducted by his pastor, Dr.
C. A. Freed.
News has just been received of
the death of Mr. Butler Satcher,
which occurred at his home here. He
had been ill with influenza for a few
days only. He leaves a family and a
Misses Mamie and Louise Cassells
;of Ellenton, have been the gusets of
their brother, Mr. W. P. Cassells. Up
on their return, they were accompa
nied by Mrs. Cassells and children
for st visit.
Misses Matilda Cook and Miriam
Hartley of Batesburg, were the
1 guests of Mrs. P. N. Lott during last
Miss Ruth Harris who is attending
school here, has been for a two
week's visit to her home at Dearing,
Ga., now that school is closed.
Mr. W. A. Bradfield of Charlotte,
has arrived and is again occupied
with the market of cotton.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clark have re
turned from a visit to their daught
Miss Juanita Woodward of Augus
ta, is visiting Miss Lizzie Kate An
Miss Ella Mobley of Columbia,
spent a part of the past week with
her sister, Miss Lillian Mobley.
Mr. Robert Leavell of Newberry,
who has been a frequent visitor to
this town, was operated on in Colum
bia for appendicitis 0:1 Mouday. It is
hoped that he will scan bc restored
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tinner and
j little son, have been quite sick, being
jare thankful to say that we haven't
had any deaths and all seam to be
Mr. W. E. Ouzts and family have
moved in this section and it is hoped
that they will be satisfied and make
this their permanent home.
Mr. G. C. Padgett has returned
from Camp Greene, N. C., having
received an honorable discharge. '
We hear with regret that Mrs.
Sarah Walker is indisposed. Hope
she will soon be better.
Mrs. J. W. Padgett made a quick
trip to Augusta Saturday to see her 1
aunt who is in the hospital suffering
with injuries received from a fall.
Miss Edna Blcdsoe has returned
home after spending a week very
pleasantly with her sister, Mrs. F. F.
Mr. James Franklin and family
have moved near Belvedere, also Mr.
Milledge Strom and his family. They
are greatly mised in our community.
The many friends of Mrs. Susan
?Garner will regret to learn that she
j has entirely lost thc sight of one of
Miss Mabel Carpenter has Return
ed home al ter a visit to her grand
mother, Mrs. Fannie Murphy,
j Misses Marie and Lilla Mae Pad
gett have returned to Sci vern to re
sume their studies at Edisto Acade
Sunday was our regular meeting
I day and it was pleasure to all to meet
leach other again as everybody has
,been spending most of the New Year
lat home on account of the "flu" and
Mrs. W. E. Ouzts was a visitor at
Mt. Zion Sunday. We think she will
soon be one of our members, or at
least it is hoped that she will, also
Mr. Ouzts. They are receiving a cor
dial welcome in our community.
No Great Act of Heroism Required.
If some irreat act of heroism was
necessary to protect a child from
croup, no mother would hesitate to
protect her offspring, but when it is
only necessary to kee]) at hand a bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and give it as soon as the first indica
tion of croup appears, there are many
who neglect it. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is within the reach of all and
is prompt and effectual.
WANTED:. Tenants for several
good farms. Apply to
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
I Sad Death of Senator B. E.
The Reaper, has indeed plucked
our fairest arid bravest, and for the
past week all Edgefield has been bow
ed in apprehension and sorrow over
the illness of some of ber citizens,
and the greatest grief has come in
the passing away of Ned Nicholson,
whom all the town and community
and county loved. As Joseph Rodman
Drake said of his friend Halleck:
"None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise."
Mr. Nicholson was at the end of
his firvt week of thc present term of
the Senate and was taken sick in Co
lumbia on Thursday night, returning
to his home on Friday the 17th. On
Saturday he had improved sufficient
ly to be sitting up and attending to
some business in his home with those
who carne to interview him.
On Tuesday afternoon he was
suppenly taken worse, and on Thurs
ins nrsr, term 01 -_
year, when his little son, Ned, was
nine years old. Mr. Nicholson also
leaves a little son nine years of age.
He was educated at the South Caro
lina University, and studied law in
the oflice of Sheppard Brothers, and
was admitted to the practice of law
He was married to Miss Helen
Sheppard in June 190-1, k beginning
his first term in the House of Repre
sentatives the following January,
serving two terms. He also served
four years in the Senate, and if he
! had completed this term would have
j served eight years in that body where
he was held in high esteem for his
splendid moral qualities and superior
Judgment, making him a leader of
i unusual ability.
At a recent meeting of the Mason
ic Grand Lodge in Charleston, he was
elected Junior Warden.
Edgefield had no citizen more lov
ed nor one more useful and unselfish.
He was kind, sympathetic, approach
able and honorable, always ready to
I lend a helping hand or give a word of
?counsel. Some on? has said that thc
sin of this age was a lack of respons
iveness. This could not be attribu
ted to our departed friend.
Dui tag the period .of thc war, Mr.
Nicholson had conducted two finan
cial campaigns, one for the Red
Cross, the other for the United War
?Drive, the last being directed from
his bed during the first attack of in
In all his dealings with men and
affairs, he was above reproach and
without reproach, interested in every
movement for the community good,
giving of himself and his means with
The funeral services were conduct
ed at thc grave in Willowbrook cem
etary by Rev. Mr. Turnipsced of
Greenwood, assisted by Rev. Mr. Kel
lar of the Johnston Methodist church,
Rev. Mr. Snyder of Batesburg, Rev.
E. C. Bailey of the Presbyterian
church, Rev. R. G. Lee of the Bap
tist church and Rev. P. P. Blalock,
his pastor, Rev. A. L. Gunter, being
confined to his home with influenza.
The following representatives from
the Senate and House came over to
pay their tribute to his memory:
Senators Laney of Chesterfield, Wat
kins of Anderson, Ridgell of Saluda,
Pierce of Richland, Christensen of
Beaufort and Legislators Moore of
Greenwood, Wingard of Lexington,
J. L. Walker and J. L. Mims of Edge
fiel'1 and Eugene Buckingham of
Floral offerings came from the
county of Edgefield, the Bar Associa
tion, J"ne Banks of Edgefields and
Trenton, and many others from or
ganizations and individuals, covering
the last resting pldce of one who will
be sorely missed in the councils of
state, ^nd in the affairs of Edgefield
jCountyjand town, and in his own de
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves
;five children, Helen, June, Ned, Eliza
?beth z^iCi John; his mother, Mrs.
Elizaot'th Nicholson, and sisters Mrs.
Thos."^. Rainsford, Mrs. Hallie N.
Greneler, Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson,
and brothers Robert of "Cedar
(Grove," the old home, and W. H.
Nicholson of Greenwood,
j Everything was done for him that
'physicians and nurses and a devoted
; family and friends could do. He was
j cut off in his prime and in his great
est day of usefulness. With all his
serious and earnest nature he was
also of a cheerful, merry nature and
would have been young a long time
and fall of good works in his church
and Sunday School where he had
?been superintendent for a number of
No -one knows why he has gone.
Some one said "Perhaps he was too
'good for this world," so we will ac
cept that as the reason, and try to
think of him in that wonderful com
panionship of the saints on high, and
j say wifli Longfellow when he lament
ed tb'.-dearly and tragic death of his
^oungSBnd devoted wife:
"Oh| though oft depressed and
Ail njy fears arc laid aside
Ii I but remember only
Suchas these have lived and died."
O happy souls, be thanKiui nu?
Heaven is a goodly land;
And God is love; and those He
loves are blest;
Now thou dost understand;
The least thou hast is "better than
Life thou didst hope for, now up
on thine eyes
The new life opens fair;
Before thy feet the blessed jour
Through homelands everywhere;
And heaven to thee is all a sweet
Tribute to Mrs. W. L. Timmer
The Ropers community was great
ly saddened on the eve of January
15, 1919, when Mrs. W. L. Timmer
man died after a week's illness of
"Mary Lizzie," as she was affec
tionately called, was yet a young
woman, the idol of her hu.-band and
nine children, the joy and light of
j her home, but God in His wisdom saw
fit to take her to her home in heaven.
To know her was to love her, for
never have AVC known anyone with a
more amiable disposition. She was
quiet and gentle in her manner, hav
ing a smile for every one. She was
generous and public spirited. Due to
her interest in war work, a Red Cross
Auxiliary was organized at Ropers,
of which she was chairman.
She was earnest and faithful in
her work in the Woman's Missionary
Society, being the efficient secretary
and treasurer of the neighborhood
circle, always rendering her part of
the programme in an interesting way.
She will be sorely missed, but we
bow to the will of God knowing "He
jdoeth all things well." May her beau
tiful character shed its influence a
?long the pathway of her heart-strick
?en husband and children,
j The body was laid to rest in the
[Sweetwater Cemetary. Mrs. Timmer
jman was a member of Republican
church. Her pastor, Rev. J. W. Kes
terson, conducted the funeral ser
A devoted friend.
You can change your bicycle into
a two-cylinder motor-driven machine
by adding the Johnson Motor Wheel.
Come in and see them.
I Stewart & Kernaghan.
Concerts and Other Enjoy
ments in Boston.
I went to the First Baptist church
this morning, where I go every Sun
day morning, and I usually visit the
Art Museum and hear lectures,
'or to Symphony Hall on Sunday af
ternoon and Friday afternoon.
Every Friday night and Saturday
morning I attend recitals at the Le
land Powers School.
Grand Opera will begin soon, two
different companies at different
?times, and I am looking forward to
I am going to a W. C. T. U. meet
ing tomorrow afternoon at Tremont
Temple with Mrs. Frisbee, the presi
jdent of one of the local organizations
here and state secretary of the Mas
sachusetts W. C. T. U.
The second faculty recital took
place last Friday night at thc Leland
I Powers School, when Mrs. Elizabeth
j Pooler-Rice read Ibsen's "The Doll
I House." Mr Powers, they say, con
siders her the greatest woman reader
in America. She is a graduate of the
Leland Powers School.
The weather is still very pleasant.
Recently at the breakfast table, I sat |
'by a little Chinese girl, to whom I ;
?talked, finding her very pleasant. She j
I wore the native costume and said she ^
had been in this country only one
j month. She spoke English very well,
and will study nursing in the Sim
enons school. Seeing her drink cocoa, :
! I asked her ' if she wouldn't prefer I
?tea. She smiled and said they drank!
: cocoa also in China.
We had Boston brown bread for j
dinner to-night and Boston baked !
? beans-if we cared for them-but I
'did not. The bread is delightful, very
?much like our gingerbread with rai
;sins. It is very dark and eaten with
?the dinner. I ate nearly a plate of
i cornbread to-day at lunch. No one
j anim, ne ?>uo u ??-.., ...
six feet. He limped as he walked, and
we wondered if he had been wounded
in some of the internal troubles in j
Russia. He began his programme by '
playing the "Star Spangled Banner," |
that one thing I cnn understand and
'love when other things are foreign to
The second concert was thc Sym
phony concert at which Mabel Gar- j
?rison, a grand opera singer was thc
j soloist. This concert was also begun
with the "Star Spangled Banner, as,
; all of the Symphony concerts are. I
I don't think that any person or orches
tra could excel the beauty and feel-'
'ing that this dirctor used, although
I he is not an American, but. a French
man. In thc rendering of this song,
?I wonder, if after I leave Boston, I;
?won't miss hearing our national an
them played by this great orchestra
more than any other one thing.
The third concert was on Sunday
afternoon also at the Symphony Hall.
?At this time Madame Galli-Curci
'sang. I believe that this concert was
Iso bcauliful and inspiring that I?
shall never forget it or the impres
sion that it made on that vast audi
ence. Almost every seat was taken
and the people were standing all a- j
?round thc wails. The whole platform, ;
which was very large, was filled with |
people. In order to accomodate the j
people, the stage and all thc stand- ;
ing room had to be used. Just room
enough for the piano and for Mad
ame Galli-Curci to stand was left, j
The audience clapped till she return- ;
ed time and time and time again. As :
two of the encores she sang Robin A
dair and Drink to Me Only With
Thine Eyes, which sounded pleasing
to the southerners in the hall. It
seems to me that when the program
ends that the concert has just be
gun, for the people leave their seats
and crowd around the platform wait
ing to hear the singer again.
At the end, Madame Galli-Curci
herself, played Home, Sweet Home,
and sang it. She wore a beautiful
colonial costume and was so quaint
and lovely that the audience was1
overcome. She waved her hand and 1
threw a kiss at the people as she left
the stage, and we left the hall reluc
56 Gainsboro St.
P. S. Congratulations! I have just
been reading the glorious prohibition I
RED OAK GROVE.
Mr. Yancy Dorn Buried at the
Grove. Mrs. Sarah Brooks
Dies in Her 76
The announcement of the death of
Hon. B. E. Nicholson cast a gloom
over our entire community, for he
had many warm friends here to
whom he so many times has proven
a real friend. Though he is no more
with us, his influence, ever liveth to
make better the lives of his fellow
men by his having dispensed .a life
so pure and noble. His going seems
mysterious, being so useful, active
and young, but our dear Father
Mooth all things well."
One by one, the once large family
of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dorn has
passed away, leaving only five mem
bers. Mr. Yancy Dorn of Augusta
being the victim of influenza, died
on the 11th, and was buried at Red
Oak Grove tht following day. He uni
ted with this church in his childhood.
Those surviving him are, Mrs. Mamie
"Walker, Mrs. Press Parkman, Messrs.
J. B., G. M. and W. M. Dorn, all of
this section, and a host of nieces and
nephews. Their many friends extend
heart-felt sympathy to them in the
sudden departure of their brother,
making the occasion doubly sad by
the community all around being in
the midst of sickness, and so few
able to even render their presence on
this sad occasion.
On the 23 of -January, this commu
nity was again called upon to lay to
rest one of the eldest members of
Red Oak Grove church, Mrs. ?aN-- H
Brooks. She had been in failing
health for a long time, but the end
came very suddenly. As her strength
had greatly improved, she went for a
.; Uar daughter, Mrs. Dow. As
noticed she ? ?;
scious, from which stage sm ...
rall;od, dying in a few hours. V
Mrs. Brooks was a widow of th?
late Mr. Jack Brooks, and was 76
years of age. They had lived peace
ably, making good citizens in this
secci?n. Since Mr. Brooks' death,
fourteen years ago, Mrs. Brooks had
lived with her children. She spoke of
being so blessed, many times to the
writer, and always praised the Lord
for his goodness to her, for the devo
tion of her family.
She is survived by the following
children, Mesdames P. W., J. J., W.
M. and G. M. Doolittle; Mrs. W. A.
Dow, Mrs. Will Willis, a son Mr. Will
Brooks and forty-nine grandchildren.
Six great-grandchildren, and ons sis
ter, Mrs Mattie Quarlcs of Fruit Hill.
Mrs. Brocks had many friends who
extended their sympathy to her lov
ed ones in their sad bereavement.
Rev. Kesterson conducted the fu
neral at the cemetary at Red Oak
Grove where she was buried by her
Our section has developed no new
cases of sickness m the past ten days,
so we feel that the cloud is passing
Flat Rock school work was resum
ed cn Monday morning the 27th.
Real Estate Changes.
Mr. John W. Quarles has sold his
farm near Antioch, where he now re
sides, to his brother, Mr. Carey
Quarles, and has purchased the very
desirable farm of Mr. M. D. Lyon in
South Edgeiield. Mr. Quarles will
come to Edgeficid to reside the first
of next year. Mr. Carey Quarles sold
his farm near Antioch where he now
lives, to Mr. T. P. Lyon. By these
changes Antioch will lose a good citi
zen and Edgefield will gain one,
Edgefield can always make room for
such men as John Quarles. Men of
his type are a valuable asset to any
news in the papers. I had already
written Mrs. Thompson that I would
attend the'W. C. T. U. meeting Mon
day afternoon. I suppose they will
have a jubilee over the victory. The
chimes were ringing hymns to-night
to celebrate the victory. My room
mate says: "Suffrage next."
I saw Ruth Tompkins to-night. lb
always puts me in a good humor to