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V0L 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1919 NO. 9
Delegates Going to Atlanta.
Mother's Day Sunday. Lu
theran Churclii Grounds
Mrs. ?W. J. Hatcher will go to At
lanta on the 13th to attend the South
ern Baptist Convention.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta has
been visiting the home folks.
Miss Maude Sawyer is visiting her
sister, Mrs. John Bland at Vidalia,
Sunday, May 11th, is "Mother's
Day," and on this day everyone will
wear a red flower for mother, living,
and a white flower for mother, if she
is gone from us. Appropriate exer
cises are being planned for all the
churches here, as this is also "Cradle
Roll Day." Everyone should attend
and be entertained by some of the
tiny ones of the Sunday school.
The grounds of the Lutheran
church have been fenced in and grass
planted, and later, steps will be tak
en to put out shrubbery. The church
is well situated and with the outside
surrounding, with further improve
ments, the square will be greatly im
The Ball game that was had last j
week between the Faculty of the High '
School and the High School pupils
made $53.00 for the new curtain for
On Sunday -afternoon, May 11th,
at the Methodist church, Rev. David
Kellar will preach the annual memo
rial sermon before the Daughters of
the Confederacy and it is hoped that
every veteran and the public will at
tend this service.
On the afternoon before, the J), of
C., Mary Ann Buie chapter, will dec
orate the graves of the veterans who
are buried in the cemetery here, be
ing about sixty-five.
Memorial Day, May 10th, has been
called the Sabbath of the South. For
over half a century, this custom has
prevailed. Animated by a small band
of women, who like Mary and Martha j
of old, last at the cross and first at
the grave, brought their offerings of
love, so these, our women, siiace 1866
from the homes of rich and poor a
like, pay tribute. In lines of march
with patriotic emblems wreathed in
flowers, they wend their way to the
places of the silent sleepers who will
hear again no trumpet call save that
of the Resurrection.
Mrs. Susie Latimer and Mrs. Oliver
Hamilton and little Anne Mims, have
arrived from Virginia to spend a
while with relatives.
Mrs. James Cullum, of Hartsville
with her little daughter, Annie, is
spending some time with her mother,
Mrs. Annie B. Harrison.
Mrs. J. W. Brown entertained the
members of the Pi Tau club on Fri
day afternoon in a thoroughly de
lightful manner, and the presence of
two of the former members, Mrs. I.
T. Welling and Mrs. Oliver Hamil
ton was a great pleasure to all. Rook
was the chief diversion and in chang
ing tables, all were with these honor
guests for a time. After the game a
delicious salad course with iced tea
was served. The rooms were prettily
decorated with roses.
The Commencement exercises of
the High School will not begin until
the 20th of June, with the musical
recital that evening. The sermon will
be preached on Sunday the 22. This
extra month of work is due to the
quarantine of the winter.
Miss Sara Carwile has returned
from a visit to relatives in Edgefield.
. Mrs. Annie B. Harrison entertain
ed on Saturday afternoon, in compli
ment to her daughter, Mrs. James
Cullum of Hartsville, who is here for
Mrs. Cullum has many warm
friends here who were delighted to
meet with her, and a happy afternoon
was passed. The rooms were prettily
decorated with quantities of roses,
where tables for rook were arranged.
During the game, music was enjoyed
and following this, the hostess served
a delightful salad course with iced
The bright laughter and conversa
tion testified to what extent the
guests enjoyed themselves.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R. met with Miss Mallie Waters on
Monday afternoon last, Mrs. W. F.
Scott presiding. All officers' reports
and committees showed good work.
The matter of war saving stamps, as
presented by the Regent, was discuss
ed and some of the members pledged
Beautiful resolutions on the death
of Mrs. F. M. Boyd were read by Mrs.
P. N. Lott, the other two of the com
mittee being Mesdames O. D. Black
and J. L. Walker. The secretary was
instructed to send the name of Mrs.
Boyd to be inscribed in the naitonal
D. A. R. memorial book.
During the program, a splendid
paper on the comparison of modern
with that of the Revolutionary period
was read by . Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
This was such an informing paper, a
motion was made that this be placed
in the State Reciprocity Bureau. Mrs.
P. N. Lott gave a selected reading
which was followed by a discussion
on the topic. Mrs. W. F. Scott gave
a piano solo.
Later, the hostess served lemon
snow and pound cake.
Mrs. Eugene Thrailkill h:s ^one to
Jacksonville, Florida, to visit her
daughter, Miss Lucile Thrailkill who
is a trained nurse.
Mr. Gary Swearingen, of Floiida,
is visiting his uncle. Mr. Milton Lott.
The meeting that was held on last
Friday evening in the school autitori
um in interest of the Victory Loan,
was an enthusiastic one ami largely
Johnston has cto-ic well in the past
patriotic drives and at this time the
good citizens again recognized their
patriotic duty and $42.000 was sub
scribed. Johnston Bank subscribed
$10,000; Western Carolina Bank, $7.
500; Farmers' and Merchants' Bank,
$5,000. The chief speakers were Mrs.
C. Y. Reamer, of Columbia and Capt.
Lyon, of Kentucky.
The Glee Club of Camp Jackson,
entertained the audience with songs
and tableaux, which was a pleasure
to all. One of the singers was Maurice
Matteson, of Chicago Opera Co.
Death of Mr. M. A. Mims.
The newly made mound in the
churchyard at Antioch marks the
resting place of all that was mortal
of Mr. M. A. Minis, one of the old
est citizens of the west side of our
county.- -His spirit took its flight on
Thursday afternoon at one o'clock to
the God who created it. Mr. Mims
was in his 73rd year and had spent
his long life on the same plantation
on which he was born. He was a
great lover of home and seldom went
from his home unless business called
him, never meddling in the affairs of
his fellow men. It was his wont for
many years to walk to his church,
Antioch, of which he was one of the
deacons for more than 30 years. His
walk and conversation were exem
plary and his influence was for good
and the uplifting of his fellow man.
Although only 17 years of age
when he entered the ' Confederate
army, Mr. Minis served his country
the last year of the Civil war and
was loyal and true to the principles
of the Confederacy to the last day
of his life. His wife preceded him
to the spirit land by nine years, but
he was survived by three daughters,
Mrs. L. R. Brunson, Miss Ellie Minis
and Miss Eugenia Minis, and two
sons, Ben and Lawrence Mims. The
funeral was conducted at Antioch
church Friday afternoon by Rev. J.
Mrs. Livingstone at Johnston Monday
Johnston is very fortunate in hav
ing Mrs. Livingstone at the Baptist
church on Monday night of next
There will be a splendid program
arranged outside of the eloquent ad
dress of Mrs. Livingstone. Johnston
always has good music and on this
occasion, the orchestra will play sev
eral selections and anthems will be
sung by the choir.
A contest for a silver medal will
be held in declamation for those wno
wish to contest. There will be a
processional of all the states which
have ratified the prohibition amend
ment and those which did not and Mr.
Boyd will sing "The Battle Song."
Mrs. Livingstone's address will be
the feature of the evening, and a
collection will be taken for the Jubi
This is only a part of all the good
things you will enjoy if you attend.
(Aires Old Sons, Other Remedias Won't Cura.
The vrorst cases, no matter of bow looa standing:,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pals find Heals at the same time. 25c, 20c, tlJOf
Parade of the 26th Division in
After all the fighting is done and a
rosy halo begins to grow, as it al
days does, over the past, we think
that it seems a pity that the swords
must be beat into plow shares, and
the crosses cease to be made, for
there are no more s< Miers' coats to
pin them on, not because we want
the fighting ever to occur again, but
because we like to see the marching
men living symbols of the construc
tive right as against the destructive
On the twenty-fifth of April there
were none of us who had souls so
dead that we would forget to say to
ourselves that this was indeed our na
tive land as we saw the twenty thou
sand khaki-clad veterans of the great
war march by. There were some too,
who did not march, the wounded ones
who rode in car after car, a veritable
army themselves of men who looked
more cheerful than vast numbers of
us on the side lines, enjoying heal'ii
"The heart of the crowd kept time
to a martial air" and looked at regi
ment after regiment 'till it seemed,
when a space came in the lines, that
the whole avenue was gliding along.
So keen was our attention, that we
continued to see the dizzy lines mov
ing on after the men had passed.
It was a great day. None would de
ny that; great because every civilian
had an opportunity to see the soldiers
who were heroes. When they put on
the khaki, they died, as far as they
could tell to all future- prospects of
success and ambition. Because they
did not breathe the last expiring
breath, makes them not the less he
roes. In a cause like that, dying con
sists in the mental attitude, the will
ingness to make the supreme sacri
Some day the rich flags that they
bore will v ..*. :H in a museum or
State ca " "- ? re
corded o f stone, or" bi cnse, '
and hi ? ?; * .. . rec rd : = ..-: lie ts as
only ir?g?ous ?ni?-?i&n OJ h'
allie how'lc do: and tlirouelii
.fl : ie V-:- v.-iy-liy0L-- :>r.<-^ %
down.AI'?a ration co ?: nrration';
of these same maren.:.0
cheerfully offered their lives for tuc.i
country, and when not taken, as
cheerfully received them again and
prepared to live for her.
56 Gainsboro St., Boston, Mass.
Death of Mr. Ame? Eubanks.
Wednesday afternoon, April 30, at
five o'clock Mr. Amos Eubanks
breathed his last at hispi?me in the
Antioch section. For nearly four
years he had been a constant suf
ferer from Bright's disease, which
gradually sapped his strength and
vitality. All that medical skill and
constant attention of loved ones
could do to arrest the disease was
done but all availed nothing. Mr.
Eubanks bore his suffering patient
ly and bravely. All of his family
were with him when he died except
his son, Sergt. Amos Eubanks, who
is with the army of occupation in
France. His son, Claude, who is in
the navy, being stationed at New
port, R. I., reached home about half
an hour before the end came.
Mr. Eubanks was in his 70th year
and spent practically all of his life
in the community in which he died.
For a number of years he was a dea
con in the Antioch church and was
a very useful member of that church.
He with the assistance of his good
wife, who survives him, reared a
large family, all of their children be
ing an honor to them.
The funeral was conducted at Red
Hill church Thursday afternoon by
Rev. J. W. Kesterson and the body
laid to rest in the family square in
the Red Hill cemetery. Besides his
devoted wife, Mr. Eubanks is sur
vived by seven children, W. A., Amos
A., John D., Claude and Robert Eu
banks and Mrs. William 0. Holmes
and Mrs. Estelle Callihan.
Sunday afternoon last Miss Rubye
Miller and Mr. J. E. Hammond, two
widely beloved young people of the
Colliers section, were married, Rev.
P. B. Lanham officiating. The Ad
vertiser extends sincere congratula
tions to these young friends, wishing
them all possible happiness and good
Mrs] T. W. Lamb Writes of Her
Trip to Florida.
W?rejoice with the mothers of our
country over the returning home of
so many of the n?ble heroes of our
land/Many homes have been sadden
ed by the fate of war.
Our America, this home the dear
Father above has provided for us as
his own vineyard, has, or is having a
pruning and in so doing, the knife
(the'Jwar) has scarred some of the
tender twigs or limbs, that seemed to
be .^-untimely cut down, but in
His Infinite mercy we have claimed
victory, which shall mean to us, as
to the vineyard, better fruitage, lon
Many advantages await this great
country of ours; new industries, un
developed resources by which nature
has m wonderfully provided many
possibilities for mankind right at our
own!doors. Of course, nothing of very
much consequence is ever accomplish
ed without its own disadvantages, and
many times great disappointment,
but iby perseverance, through faith,
we will succeed in the end.
Nature has for us an unveiled lov
liness. Breathing the eternal calm of
the fountain, the ceaseless murmur
of toe ocean wave, freed our thoughts
from the tyranny of fashian, the evils
of artificial beauty, the sway of mind
on an unintended injury into a deter
mined atmosphere in which the pulse
of nature dictates to us the greatness
and goodness of our Creator.
We know of nothing more lovely
o rbeautiful than the wonders of the
shores of the great Atlantic, behold
ing the hand of God through the mys
teries of nature in its sublimity.
The grandeur of the scenery on the
quiet banks of the big St. John river,
tided by the waters of the Altantic,
surrounded by flowers promiscuously,
shaded by the famous live oak, fes
tooned with the long, gray moss
grecefully waving to and fro by the
gentle br?ezes of the health-giving at
mosphere, is known best by those who
1-ue enjoyed and appreciated the
; "'? -~*?"-ning strength,
veers honored with ;; . ?iv?&P
. .. s'A' M./:- . ?vjt > Y. aid
Gr ?.;:. ? avj Sunn git; ?wo- famouh
, [sj -:?.-,rts. Th?* loveliness ox tia
UUTP has .. - charms the) .. . ai; .
bove the wojuicr
grandeur, though our strengen waa
unequal to the great privilege.
It was a real pleasure to take the
little trips on the water and then en
joy the view of the country from land
over the level road, almost miles and
miles and no elevation whatever. The
road being shelled, looks like, in the
distance, asphalt drive-ways in parks,
because flowers of nearly every dis
cription grow profusely.
No censure for an investment in
autos over roads like those over which
we were permitted to enjoy several
drives through different sections. It
was a great pleasure to travel the
section of South Georgia where my
parents spent the early days of their
married life, during the trying days
of the '60's. Through the entire south
section of Georgia, much stock is
raised. Miles and miles of inundated
land. Much of the swamp lands are
becoming valuable b> way of drain
The Everglades of Florida are now
in great popularity. In these swamps
of Georgia and Florida, the ugliest
and most bear-like swine are often
the sole inhabitants. If looks can
scare, the hogs have a face to demand
a lion's bravery, with tusks three and
four inches long, which sometime
grow upword. And eyelashes that
look like wire, setting east and west.
The natural growth on the South
Georgia soil is the cabbage palmetto,
principally, but many magnolias, live
oaks and some few orange trees.
From the Southern R. R., the pine in
dustry is in evidence. Surrency and
Baxley I noticed had the largest ship
ping facility for turpentine.
The peculiar growth of the pine is
its long, straight body, 40 or 50 feet
or higher, not a limb or even a rough
knot, and away up is a top as sym
metrical as can be, umbrella shaped
down near the ground with a funnel
like trunk. The ty-ty bay and saw
palmetto have only one leaf to the
stem, with edges like the teeth of a
saw, hence the name. The fragrance
from the ty-ty bay is very pleasant.
And by the way, we were informed
that an extract from those south
Georgia pines is being utilized into
a very popular disinfectant.
Large pecan groves, we noticed in
Telfair County, owned by northern
syndicate, which for some reason has
been somewhat abandoned. The larg
est cotton stalks we ever saw were
seen near Burroughs on the Central
Ocmulga swamp is the dividing line
between the level lands and the red
hills of middle Georgia. In traveling
over the boll weevil territory, we no
ticed long ridges of ashes where the
trash, stalks and all growth had been
raked up and burned, as means of
conquering cotton's greatest enemy.
Many of the large farmers have
curtailed cotton acreage, substituting
the growing of tobacco. Cheese cloth |
canvass is used to protect early plants
as some have them ready for trans
planting by the middle of March.
One of the largest pifcjects ever
launched in the South, possibly, is the
Pick Rick plant near Brunswick, Ga.
Though work is now abandoned in
definitely, it is quite interesting to
witness such an enormous expend?- j
I ture of means in the construction of
I manufacturing explosives. Decision
as to what the plant may now be de
veloped into has not been reached.
'Many differ in opinion as to the es
timate of cost already invesied, be
' sides the area of land bought at high '
?prices, some of it. Dozens of families |
i sold their homes and sought places of '
.temporary abode, who for twelve j
months now, have been expecting to j
'be compensated week after week. It
j is very interesting to be among them
?and hear them jollying among them
selves at eai_n other's expense, as to
what they have experienced.
During our stop in Atlanta on a
visit, we had the pleasure of attend
' ing services at Ponce de Leon Ave
I nue Baptist church, of which Dr. Ash- j
!by Jones is pastor, his subject, "obe-1
1 dience or submission," was full of :
\ every day experience to all of us, and
I he brqught out the evil uses of official
Plans are being extensively made '
for the entertainment of our great
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[First yt-.--' Joseph !r? i'rxq-.k. < .'
citation reads as follows:
! "During the operations near Maz
inghein, October 18, 1919, while in.
I command of a platoon, this non-com-1
' missioned officer showed unhesitat- j
I ing devotion and aggressiveness by j
I advancing to his objective which at
that time were in front of leading j
elements of our infantry. This was ?
[accomplished under terrific artillery j
'and machine gun fire under direct ob
servation. His coolness and disre
gard of personal danger was a great
.inspiration to his men."
Sergeant Tompkins has just reach
ed his 21st year. He is the son of
Mrs. Joe H. Tompkins, with whom he
makes his home in Columbia, and is
?a native of Edgefield county, having
been born at the old family planta
tion, Center Springs, where his fath
er died when he was only three years
of age. He has an older brother, P.
B. Tompkins, now with the American
expeditionary forces in France and
another brother is J. W. Tompkins
of 1906 Pendleton street, this city.
It is with this last named son that
the mother has been making her
home while her other two boys were
in the army.-The State.
First Payment Necessary.
All people who have taken Victory
Loan Bonds are urged to make the
first payment immediately. The banks
give credit for no bonds on which a
payment has not been made.
The follo%ving telegram has just
been received from Mrs. J. Scott
Parrish, Chairman Fifth Federal Re
serve District, Richmond, Va:
"This week ends our opportunity
for service. Remember the boys who
were willing to give all for Victory.
Let us stir our communities that the
Fifth District may go over the top
with the - ame spirit of sacrifice. Upon
the wo'.. n rests the responsibility
of tousling the heart strings which
will open the purse strings."
Annie M. Clisby,
County Publicity Chairman.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve
ihe Best Salve In The World.
S. B. Townes On Native Soil
Stat? of Georgia.
From Coblenz back to Edgefi??d is
a long, long route and an ever chang
ing scene of clear rivers and low
lands of beautifully green grain lields
-miles of vineyards and no prohibi
tion-four thousand miles of ocean
blue and a long stretch of Carolina
soil, but all these pretty things to
gether can't equal our own gcrd
Since coming home I have had a
most hearty welcome everywhere and
more good things to eat in a week
than I had had in a year.
But somehow, someone has an op
tion on all the young ladies in the
neighborhood and the same condition
prevails over here in Georgia so I
have moved headquarters to "Bache
lor's Ranch." All bachelors welcome,
no questions asked.
There was a good rain over here
yesterday and the night before." A
good many planters are chopping cot
ton and the young corn in this sec
tion is in fine shape. Was talking to
Mr. Ben Gardner a few days ago
he has a farm at Martinez. Asked me
about lots of men of his acquaintance
and old friends whom he lived
amongst in Edgefield county years
Made a little visit to the Stevens'
Creek Power House yesterday. All
of the five three-thousand horse pow
er generators are carrying almost a
full load now. The operators have
been on an eight hour shift for some
The roads in this section are in
good shape and the schools are still
going at full blast.
S. B. Townes.
A lovely home marriage was sol
emnized on Wednesday afternoon at
7 o'clock when Miss Annie May Tim
mons was married to Sergeant Lloyd
Parker, of Lexington, Ky., at the res
idence of the brides parents, Dr. and
yrs. Manly Tinunons. " -
i'ins Ti??rr?ena FSdgeftel? as a
litt!? girl, btit ba ij;g fri?snag
'. ... . v;s^.;:? 'iiUii ?;;-.:.;hi?..- u>.
fb :.' ..' t .: .'??i'' .???te e >in???iu?. \ ~
horns stii? She' has :>?.--. ??.-I s
responsible government position m
and was at home on a furlough at
the time of her marriage.
Mr. Parker had been in Edgefield
several days, and made friends of all
who met him. He is stationed at
present in the army and navy build
ing at Washington, still in the service
of his country as a marine.
The marriage on Wednesday after
noon was attended by the immediate
family, the next door neighbors and
those necessary to carry out the
plans of the occasion.
The parlor was beautifully deco
rated and as tastefully arranged as
if it had been a church wedding. The
altar was covered with roses of pink
and white, and the beautiful cere
mony was performed by Rev. R. G.
Lee. The bride wore a navy blue
coat suit and the groom the dress
suit of the marines.
I The attendants were Joseph Tim
mons and Miss De Ette Maynard, of
Greenwood, little Miss Janette Tim
mons, acting as ring bearer.
Mrs. Tillman played Mendelssohn's
wedding march as the wedding party
came in, the bride and groom enter
ing together and taking their place
under a lovely wedding bell of pink
and white and in front of the altar
most tastefully designed and execut
After the ceremony and the con
gratulations were over, fruit punch
and pound cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker will spend
several days in Edgefield before re
turning to Washington.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The regular W. C. T. U. meeting
was held with Mrs. Lovick Smith on
Monday afternoon. The subject of
Child Welfare was discussed, Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant making a talk and
presenting the government and or
ganization plans for the work.
Mrs. J. W. Peak read a story of the
W.. C. .T U. and the work accomplish
ed, entitled "The Gift of Gratitude."
The hostess served refreshing iced
tea and cakes.
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. J. L. Mims in June.