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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1919
Engagement Announced. Sol
diers and Sailors Coming
Home. Mr. Turner Now
Miss Elise Mobley who is taking a
business course in Columbia, spent
the week-end here at her home.
Mr. Willie Lee Wright was here
from Atlanta last week for a visit to
. the homefolks. He is taking a course
Mr. Addy who has been connected
with the Farmers' and Merchants'
Baqk as assistant cashier, has return
ed to Saluda to his home.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Boyd and Miss
es Marion and Stewart Boyd have re
; turned from -Beaufort. Everyone is
delighted to have them back.
Mrs. Mobley of Columbia has been
visiting in the home of her step-son,
Mr. Edwin Mobley, coming to nurse
his wife who was afflicted with the
Mr. M. T. Turner is able to be out
after being sick for a week or more.
Mrs. J. D. Bartley is improving af
ter an operation a** the City Hospital
Mrs. John Waters and children of
Saluda, have been guests in the home
of Mrs. Mary Waters. Mr. Charlie
Cullen of the navy has also been a
visitor in thr home, Mrs. Waters be
ing his grandmother.
Mrs. White and Miss Ruth Phillips
have returned to Springfield after a
visit to relatives.
Mr. Burnett who has been in the
navy, will soon be at his former place
at the Light and Ice Plant and will
soon begin the making of ice for use.
Miss Maggie Criggler of Danville,
Va., is spending a while with Mrs. W.
Mrs. Marie Dozier visited friends
in Augusta last week.
Miss Sara Norris has gone to At
lanta for a two week's stay and while
. there will make purchases of spring
millinery for the ^stoblisrnaanfc?hire.
Miss Violet Davis of Cleveland,
Ohio is the guest of relatives.
Mrs. Harry Howard of Batesburg,
is spending a while with Mrs. David
Mrs. W. E. Lagror.e is expecting
her sister, Miss Ethel Coleman, of
. Aiken at an early date to visit her.
Mr. Marvin Bartley who has been
in the army, was here last week visit
ing his father, Mr. J. D. Bartley. His
friends were glad to see him.
Mrs. Harry Strother and Master
Harry were visitors here during the
past week in the home of Mr. M. T.
Mrs. Frank has been quite sick
with influenza, but is improving.
Mrs. Walter Allen of Fruit Hill
was a visitor here last week. Her sis
ter, Miss Kitty Warren returned with
her. to her home.
Mrs. Maggie Hill and Mr. Carl
Hill of Edgefieuld spent Thursday !
here in the home of Mrs. Willie
Mr. George Hubbard has moved
from Augusta and is now engaged in
following his profssion.
Mrs. Mattie Toney has returned
from Charleston after a visit to her
sister. While away she was quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhoden have rented
a part of the home of Misses Rachael
and Marguerite Simmons and are
now domiciled there.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wolfe announc
ed the engagement of their sister to
Mr. Daitch of Edgefield on last Thurs
day evening. The happy event to take
place in about a month. The groom
presented his fiancee with a diamond
pendant on this occasion. The affair
was a very pleasant one. A delight
ful supper was served.
Red Oak Grove.
There was some disappointment
last Sunday that we had no service
at Red Oak Grove. Many difficulties
and some discouragement must come
to us all, which bring out the real
character. We have been called upon
to close our Sunday Schools and
churches. Now Christian leaders
should enlarge on their vision of
duty; being Christlike in their deci
sion; success is theis if they use
knowledge, which always brings en
thusiasm, kindled in the heart by will
ingness to sacrifice. Sometimes it is
a stubborn heart, jealousy, ill will
and some times it requires us to lay
aside even more of our time for the
Lord's work, as well as our means.
We can's expect very much enthusi
asm without some effort and sacri
fice,' which will present itself when
the purpose is right. x
Now that spring is near at hand;
we can but hope that the spirit to re
sume our once well organized posi
tions may be realized, working hard
er, giving more, both in time and of
our means, for we are happiest who
Our neighborhood in fast recover
ing from the long seige of sickness
and we have been greatly blessed,
not one death among us.
Next Sunday our monthly W. M.
U., we trust, can meet, as we have
had no meeting since December.
The Y. W. A. will meet with Misses
Maggie and Clela Agner on the 16th.
We are thinking of holding a short
memorial service in honor of Frances
Willard at this meetin.
Our girls held a most beautiful
service in memory of Miss Moon on
December 26 at Mrs Lamb's. On this
occasion with them, was quite a num
ber of visitors and much praise was
duly given them for the lovely spirit
manifested, that being made evident
by each girl rendering a part of their
real selves in the service, which we
appreciated more than we could ex
press. May they continue to let their
life shine for Jesus, helping them to
make leaders of efficiency in places
where much is needed to be done, for
surely "the field is white and the la
Much moving and changing around
has taken place in this community,
but every body seems about domi
ciled and ready for 1919.
Mr. and Mrs Oscar Timmerman
have at last become quartered in
their new home. They have a very
pretty and convenient home.
Mr. T. W. Lamb and Mr. G. W.
Bussey are in Greenwood attending
United States Court.
Some Incidents of Boston.
January 30, 1919.
I can think of no particular thing
of interest that I have seen or heard
lately to tell you about except some
little things that I have experienced.
We can put our Southern life to good
advantage here. I used the cotton
fields as a subject for an extempora
neous speech and I suppose I told all
I knew in about four minutes.
I never knew before that the negro
dialect could be made so ideal and
charming as the girls here from the
South interpret it. One girl from Mis
sissippi read a dialect poem on a re
cital and Mrs. Powers said there was
something indescribably true and
beautiful about such a selection when
given by a trained Southern girl. No
one else can quite catch the spirit of
Boston is really a great melting
pot. I am hoping I shall come out of
it in good form, still Southern, I
mean, and with just a good opinion
of the aggressive West and the vigor
ous North. One of the girls at the Le
land Powers School read a poem a
bout the West.'The refrain through
it all was, "that's where the West be
gins," "where the hand clasp is a lit
tle stronger" etc. I wanted to change
the poem and insert South instead of
West. Perhaps I could not take that
much liberty with the author's work.
There are two Japanese girls who
take their meals where I do. The
other day there were seven of us at
the table representing South Caro
lina, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Cal
ifornia, Maine, Alabama and Texas.
At a concert the other day there
were two people behind me who
spoke English a while and then stop
ped and talked French.
We have as many different kinds
of weather up here as we have peo
ple. We have snow and sunshine ahd
wind and rain at irregular intervals.
It seems impossible though that we
could have such really delightful
weather as we are having. It is often
just like spring.
Senator B. E. Nicholson of Edge
field, who died last Thursday, was an
accomplished and diligent legislator,
a thoroughgoing patriot and eame3t
worker for the improvement of con
ditions in South Carolina. He had
numbers of friends everywhere in
the State and enjoyed the confidence
and respect of the people of Edge
field County in a marked degree. He
was a lawyer of first rate attain
ments, and as a public spirited citi
zen he was greatly useful to his com
munity.-Editorial, Columbia State.
Interesting Letter from Lieu
A. S. Tomkins to His
. z Rarecourt, Prance.
January 3rd, 1919.
Dear Papa: i
I have your letter of December
and enjoyed and appreciated it vex
much. Since my last letter (no, I b<
lieve I did write you once from Bo:
deaux) I have had a little trip, and
truly enjoyed getting away from tl
constant and monotonous grind c
this army life. I went down to se
Gus for three or four days and foun
him in fine shape, but like the rest c
us, anxious to get home. He loo!
very good and healthy, comfortabl
quarters, something the most of v
haven't, but well fed-up on Franc?
I dropped off at the ancient city c
Tour to see Jim Sheppard and foun
him in good shape too. Tours wa
quite an interesting old city, havin
several buildings now in use tha
have stood ever since before on
great country was discovered, and :
is said that the most refined and eui
tured people of all France live then
the best French is spoken there. I
every city you will find a City Hall o
the most elaborate design, and ir
J Tours, I saw what I consider th
'most beautiful of any. They all hav
the Wedding Room, and this one wa
certainly a wonderful piece of worP
The walls were panelled off wit
large clusters of heavy brass and be
tween each panel was a hand paintei
picture, the ceiling' was the same
The furniture was all old mahogan;
with silk upholstering, and the fire
place had enormous statues on eithe
side and inside the fire-place yoi
could e?sily put twenty men.
In Paris I visited the famous oh
spots such as Napoleon's Tomb, Thi
Erffje Tower, Madeline, Notre Dame
The Grand Palace, The Temple o:
Justice, The Arch of Triumph an<
the old church which was struck b}
the Big Bertha of the Boche on Goo(
Friday last year and killed over i
hundred people, you will recall th?
?occasion, no doubt. The blood wai
still on the floor.'I didn't intend go
jing there, but my guide took n??
there before I knew it-I feel I have
?seen my share of blood already or
the frightful battle-fields.
As masons, the French have it on
us, but in no other respect was I im
pressed with their cities, we are two
hundred years ahead of them. I find
the cities interesting, however, for
you can scarcely stand on a square
yard of land that hasn't some histor
ic interest. This little settlement in
which I am now billeted has some in
teresting history; Napoleon taxed
salt during his reign, for immoral
purposes, I am told, to build a palace
in southern France. Well, this little
town and the one adjoining, were the
only places in France that did not
pay that taxr I cannot follow these
French people with my limited knowl
edge of French when they start talk
ing about these tjhings, but ? think
this old lady said this town had some
kind of separate government, or
there was some kind of cleak, and
they got out of the tax.
While we were advancing in Octo
ber, we took a little town named
Verennes, the place where Louis the
Sixteenth fled with Marie Antionettc
and was betrayed and given up by
the town priest, or mayor.
Going back to Paris for a few mo
ments. I was disappointed in it. The
streets ]ook as though they were nev
er cleaned, only a few nice, modern
stores. The only thing I found in a
bundance was wine-everywhere you
look you see it, and from the oldest
to the youngest drink it. I care very
little for it, in fact my stomach does
not allow me to drink it.
I have heard that Berlin was the
most wicked city in the world. If it
surpasses Paris I would hate to stop
there. It is really amazing-I shall
tell you about it when I see you. Liv
ing is very high, hotel room and eat
ing take almost a fortune to get a
long. I was impressed with the
crowds I saw shopping everywhere I
went. These people may be poor but
they certanily do not act like it. I
priced a pair of pajamas in Paris and
the cost was $60-I could not sleep
in such things for thinking what I
had paid for them. I bought a few lit
tle things to bring home with me, and
it soon ran up. Gus was with me for
three days and we had good food, so
my change soon left me. While at the
front I lived on 57 cents a day, my
board. We would go for weeks with
out spending five cents.
We are moving our post now, go
ing furfher south, and we are all de
lighted?>r trp here it is very cold and
disagreeable. We go to some little
town ??ar Troyes where we will stay
until w# get orders to go home. I stlil
know nothing as to how long we will
be overmere, but think we will get
home, either this month or next. I
cannot'see what will be the object of
keeping us over here, for our work is
done, ^ery few Pioneer or Engineer
outfits/frent with the Army of Occu
patioujlflnd of course we are not go
ing tojjattempt to help build up this
We^fure having awful weather, but
managfe to keep warm and dry most
of the!' time, even though it rains
everyiS?ay. The health of my men,
generi?ly speaking, is good-remark
ably: so for the conditions under
which^ihey are living-sleeping in
barns-tr old buildings with cracks all
over "tiiem, and little heat. We are
having.- quite a time with the fuel
question. The French never prepare
one i|?y ahead, consequently all the
wooj?lB wet and green. I have an aw
ful tijne getting it, then making it
burn,|;but am told that we will have
coaljj$ our. new post.
I titust the new year is full of sun
shineuand happiness for all of us, and
that-?rus and I may soon return to
our Jived ones. My one thought is
home and when will I get there.
Give my love to all and write soon.
Devotedly your son,
2nd. Lt. 53rd. Pioneer Infantry.
Sad Death of Joseph Boyce
The -news of the passing away of
Boyce Johnstone, came to us too late
to make a notice' of this sad event
last week. This, was indeed an unex
pected and deplorable death in that
our f?end was so young and so much
valued in his community and a splen
did cjpzen of our county.
A toving: tribute from a friend ap
pearj??n ?his issue whick g?V6S all the
?&\^*P^urrou2?fliii??.b?3 sad .departure,
and those who loved him most. His
beloved mother preceded him'to the
grave several years ago, but his
grandmother, Mrs. Bettie Allen, lives
to mourn his loss, besides his father,
wife, sisters, brothers and little child.
Many of our most beloved and
useful are being transported to a
better and happier land.
Death or a Dear Child.
Matthew D. Smith, the handsome
and beloved little son of our friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith of Anti
och, died on Sunday afternoon, suf
fering for the most part from the re
sult of influenza. He was the eldest
child of the family and just a few
weeks ago, he and his little brother
came into town with their mother
wearing little sailor suits and looking
so handsome and so happy, and so ad
mired by all their friends. This dear
little boy in whom the fond parents
felt such a pride and hope, is now
among the ten thousand children who.
surround the throne and with their
sweet voices praise Him day and
night. The remains were laid to rest
in Edgefield at Willowbrook Ceme
tery, Monday afternoon.
The sympathies of all our County
go out to these friends in their sor
Suggest A Name.
A movement is underway for the
purchase of a piece of land in or
near town to be used as a public cem
etery, and a name is desired for the
new cemetery. Send in thc name that
you suggest and The Advertiser will
publish it or turn them over to the
committee, as the committee may di
As the influnza quarantine has
been lifted, there will be Sunday
School and preaching at the Metho
dist Church on Sunday morning. Af
ter the preaching service an impor
tant church conference will be held.
Sunday School at 10:30 o'clock and
preaching at 11:30. It is important
that we take up our work in earnest
as there are big tasks ahead of us
this year, and the pastor hopes to
see a full attendance on all services
on Sunday. We shall gladly welcome
friends and strangers who may be
priviliged to attend our worship.
There will be no mid-week service
A.-L. Gunter, Pastor.
Note of Explanation from Rev.
G. W. Bussey.
February 2, 1919.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I take this means to let my people
at Red Oak Grove church know why
I did not meet my appointment there
last Sunday. 9
I have been in bed sick since Thurs
day, the doctor visiting me twice a
day, and while he says I have not the
"flu," that I must remain in bed for
several days and take care of myself.
This is the first appointment I re
member to have missed preaching in
a long time, perhaps fifteen or twen
My wife says she thinks that the
idea of missing seeing Mr. Nick Grif
fis and the appointment at the Grove
hurts me as bad as my sickness.
(Nick never fails to meet me at Mo
We enjoy, your weekly visits very
much. Was very sorry to learn of the
death of Hon. B. E. Nicholson.
I do not think the people have
made any mistake in electing (I pre
sume they have) my old room-mate
at Furman University in 1868-1869,
G. W. Bussey.
Quarterly Conference of the
M. E. Church passes Res
Whereas, Almighty God in His
wise providence saw fit to remove
from our midst on January 23, 1919,
our beloved brother and friend, B. E.
Nicholson, of Edgefield, S. C., and
whereas we recognize that we have
lost one of earth's best and purest
men; and whereas we sorely miss his
wise, trusted and consecrated leader
ship in all the councils of our Church;
Be it Resolved by the Quarterly
Conference of the Edgefield Charge,
of which he has for a number of
years been a prominent member.
First, That we his fellow-officers1
and sorely bereaved friends bow in
humble submission to our Heavanly
.Father's will; J
Second, That - we express' our
thanks to God Almighty for the un
told blessings we have received from
our departed brother's pure, conse
crated Christian life, and for the fel
lowship we have been privileged to
hold with him; j
Third, That we pledge ourselves i
to carry forward the work of the I
Church which he so much loved, and
in which he so faithfully served un
Fourth. That we express our deep
est sympathy to his beloved wife and
children and remind them of our
prayers for a Father's comfort and
Fifth, That a copy of these resolu
tion be sent to our sister, Mrs. B. E.
Nicholson'and family; a copy to the
Southern Christian Advocate; a copy,;
to each of the local papers, and that
this record become a part of the reg
ular minutes of this meeting.
(Signed) R. E. Stackhouse
A. L. Gunter
M. M. Padgett i
J. R. Smith ;
W. W. Miller i
S. B. Nicholson
L. S. Kernaghan i
O. B. Anderson ;
R. H. Nicholson
H. M. Herlong *
Edgefield, S. C., Jan. 2, 1919. V
We are carrying in another column l,
the advertising of the F. S. Royster I
Guano Company and our readers will :]
be interested to know that in 1886 i ?
Mr. F. S. Royster started this busi- 11
ness and still retains the ownership j ?
and control of ic, although it has j!
grown to such proportions that it 1
takes 13 large factories to supply the
present demand for the Royster 1
Brands. It is rare that such a business 1
is built up by individual effort and 1
the results speak well for the ability J
and integrity of the manufacturer 1
and for the unvarying merit of the *
goods. The record of the past is the <
best guarantee of future results and
the success of the Royster goods has
always been built upon the success of
Red Cross Meeting. ]
The executive committee of the 1
Red Cross are expected at the Red j
Cross rooms Friday afternoon at 4 '
o'clock for an important meeting.
W. B. Cogburn, j
Five Sailors and Soldiers Re
turned. School Has Re
opened. Cold Injures
The "flu" is pretty bad among- the
darkies in this section, but not very
many cases among the whites. There
were some of the children at school
last week that had colds and we clos
ed our school from Wednesday until
Monday. If it was "flu" it was very
light, as they were all right in a few
days, so we started schol again.
M5. George Rearcien's family had
it last week, the whole family was
sick at the same time, but are better
Freeman Corley, Gus Cheatham,
Tom Corley and Herbert Williams
have been discharged from the navy
and Press Morgan from the army.
Warren Reel, the Brunson boys, Earl
Wash, Clarence Seigler and the Grif
fis and Prince boys haven't been dis
charged yet, but are in hopes they
will be soon.
The freeze in January thinrted out
the oat crop considerably. Some
of the oats sown in December will
have to be sown over.
Mr?. Steve Morgan went to Beau
fort Saturday to see her son, Hugh,
who is sick.
Homer Williams who had a bad
case of "flu" at his father's has re
cpvered sufficiently to come home.
There is still some cotton in the
fields to pick, but owing to the weath
er and influenza, can't get it picked.
We have decided, to have no more
Sunday School until the influenza
The death of B. E. Nicholson has
saddened this,, whole community..
There isn't another man in the coun
ty who was useful in so many ways.
He was a main stay in his church,
his State, his county and his town.
Most of his boyhood days were spent
in Moss township and he occupied
the same place in the esteem and af
fection of his neighbors as a man, aa
he did-asia boy. It can truly be said
of him ' "no'he"' kh?w lnm 'butrfctJaaai
him, none named him but to praise."
Few people knew the valuable
services he rendered in Edgefield
County as County Attorney, saving
thousands of dollars. The cnly conso
lation we have in such sad deaths is
we know God does all things for the
Tribute to Joseph Boyce John
Entered into eternal rest on the
28th of January 1919, Joseph Boyce
Johnstone, beloved husband of Ellie
The untimely death of this noble,
Christian young man aas cast a pall
of gloom over the entire community
and Rocky Creek church has lost one
of its best and most useful members.
He was one of the best of young men,
and to us who loved him, his death
s?ems untimely and hard to bear.
Boyce had so much to live for, a
devoted young wife and child, mar
ried only a few short, happy years
ago. Life seemed to hold health as
well as happiness, but He who makes
no mistakes, ^called him to Heaven,
after one week's illness of influenza.
While we know our loss is his gain,
we can but grieve for the passing of
this young man, cut down in the
flower of manhood. He was only 28
^rears of age.
Besides his .vife and little girl, he
is survived by his aged father, Mr.
Billie Johnstone, two sisters, Mrs.
Carroll Morgan and Miss Bettie
Johnstone and two brothers, Tupper
and Scott of Saluda, his aged grand
mother and uncle, Dr. B. L. Alien.
On Wednesday, January 29, Boyce
ivas tenderly laid to rest in the cem
etery at. Rocky Creek. There beside
;he murmuring waters and the whis
pering pines and tall oaks where song
oirds sing and violets bloom, his
iweet, gentle spirit sleeps peact fully
)n till the resurrection morn.
One who loved him.
The Edgefield High and Graded
Schools will open on next Monday,
february 10th, at nine o'clock. The
;eachers are anxious to have every
Dupil present on the opening day.
rhe monthly tests will he held next
veek, hence it will be; well for the pu
nis to spend this week in review.
A. L. Gunter, Supt.