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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1919 NO. 12
Address by Mr. Jacobs. After
noon Picnics for School.
New Century Club
On Friday evening, May 30th, in
the auditorium of the High School,
at 9 o'clock. Hon. Joseph Jacobs, who
has recently returrned from China,
will address the public, his talk bear
ing on his views <and impressions of
Turkey and China. About three years
ago Mr. Jacobs left here to serve as
interpreter in Turkey, remaining
there a year, then going to China,
where he rose high in governmenal
authority, acting as American con
The address of Mr. Jacobs will be
of great interest and much value and
everyone should he^r him.
The public is invited to attend.
Mrs. J. B. Haltiwanger has return
ed to Greenwood after a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. W. F. Scott.
Mr. G. P. Cobb, who was so ill last
week, having suffered a stroke of
apoplexy, is much improved. His
brother, Mr. Beman Cobb, of Green
ville, has been with him since his ill
Mr. Willie Pearce Stevens arrived
on Monday from Florida with his
beautiful bride, they are spending a
few days at the home of the former's
father, Mr. P. C. Stevens.
Mr. Stevens had gone to Florida to
visit his fiancee, and while there "per
suaded her to have their marriage
take place at the time.
Warm congratulations are extend
ed to them by a host of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cox have gone
to Henderson, N. C. to visit the for
Mrs. C. P. Corn is going to Wal
halla this week to visit her parents.
On Sunday morning, Rev. W. S.
Brooke gave a detailed account of the
35vntlxer? -Bsy thrt-Cigryen tipn rocen tly
held in' Atlanta.
On Sunday evening he preached
upon reaching the third mile-stone of
his work here with the people of
Johnston, having entered upon his
ministry here on May 16, 1916.
The Woodward Lumber Co., of
Augusta has presented to the Baptist
church 300 splendid fans. On the
back of each is to be found many
scripture quotations. During the
summer, these fans will be greatly
The Methodist charge here is to be
congratulated upon the fine gift to
further the Centenary movement. In
this charge of which Rev. David Kel
lar is pastor, are three churches,
Johnston, Harmony, and Spann. The
charge was asked for $12,000 and by
Sunday $17,000 was pledged. The a
mount is still increasing, and .it is
thought it will reach the $20,000
mark. This is a grand movement and
everyone is deeply concerned over it,
and others than the Methodists are
rejoicing in their noble efforts.
Miss.Jennie White pf Chester has
been visiting Mrs.JL. D. Crouch.
Misses Viola and Magdaleen Aus
tin of Augusta have been visiting in
the home of Mr. Joe Jacobs.
Those from here/who attended the
Shriners' meeting last wee/k at Spar
tanburg were Messrs. John Wright,*
J. A. Lott, Spann Toney, George
Hardy, J. W. Stirnen, W. M. Wright,
Joseph Cox and William Rhoden.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell have xturned from Mullins,
and with them came Mrs. Grace
Crouch, who has been spending the
winter with her mother, Mrs. Smith.
Everyone welcomes her back.
The various grades of the High
School are enjoying afternoon pic
nics and the teachers are giving the
young folks happy times.
Lessons are completed without a
recess, the day the picnic is had and
then in; a large wagon, about noon,
all start off to Slide Hill or Lover's
Leap. Miss Helen ^Levos carried her
grade on Friday past. 'M?sl L. C. Lat
imer carried the 3rd grade .and Miss
Ella Jacobs took her grade. Each
child carried a box of good things
while others contributed ingredients
for making churns of ice cream.
Cones in quantities were .carried and
each child testified to enjoying three
or four cones-_,_.
Mrs. C. P. Corn was a most cordial
hostess- on-- last-- .Monday^ af ternoony
the young matrons' club meeting with"'
her. Dorothy Perkins " roses fill
Imany baskets about the large gre
living roora and made a pleasing <
feet. There were several other gue?
and 'all enjoyed a game of progressi
rook. While sweet music was bei:
had the hostess served a delicio
salad course. Mrs. I. T. Welling w
presented the honor guest prize, M:
J. L. Walker, the prize, for the hig
est score and Miss Sue Smith a pri
for making the highest cut.
The New Century club met Tu?
day afternoon at Breezy Heights, t
home of Mrs. J. W. Marsh. T
weather was inclement but never-tr
less, there was a good attendance f
the meeting? held here are alwa
Mrs. Chas.- Pedrick, the hoste:
mother, assisted her in receiving t
Miss Clara Sawyer conducted t
meeting, the chief business bein
hearing the report of the recent fe
eration, which was given in a fi
and comprehensive manner by Mi
J. H. White. And reading of bea.utif
and appropriate resolutions upon ti
death of Mrs. F. M. Boyd by Mrs.
A. Lott, chairman. The election
officers were as follows: Presider
Miss Clara Sawyer; Vice-Presider
Mrs. J. W. Marsh; Recording Seer
tary, Miss Ze^a Payne; Correspon
ing Secretary, Mrs. J. A. Lott to su
ceed Mrs. P. N. Lott, who had serv<
the term of two years; Treasure
Miss Mallie Waters, to succeed Mi
James Strother; Critic, Mrs. H. J
Grant; Librarian, Mrs. J. L. Walker
j At the Federation, all clubs we:
(requested to send at least six bool
ito the Girls' School at Campobell
j This school corresponds to the Boy
Reformatory School at Florence. Tl
Librarian, Mrs. Walker was asked 1
see to the sending of the books whu
the members donated at this meetin
Mrs. P. N. Lott had charge of tl
literary period using "Prophi-"
the subject which was most i
j^?;7.Mrs. Olin. Eidson gave
paper ?nd Mrs. J. H. White ai
J. A. Lott gave selections on t
je ct. Mrs. Lon Crouch gave a r
Later the hostess served di
cream and pound cake, swe<
decorating each plate.
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt most delightful!
entertained the We-are-Twelve clo
on Friday afternoon.
In addition to the members, thei
were 24 guests and nine tables c
rook, filled with these, the rooms wer
animated scenes. The game was livt
ly and all enjoyed it.
Later the hostess served a deliciou
repast, being assisted by Mrs. Far
Mrs. J. W. Mish entertained the I
Tau club on last Thursday, the hon
ore? being Mrs. Oliver Hamilton
This pleasant occasion.was had in th
home of Mrs. P. N. Kneese, whicl
was attractively decorated in quanti
ties of flowers. A game of progress
ive rook passed a happy hour afte
which a tempting repast was served
The Apollo Music club met 01
Wednesday afternoon in the home o:
Mrs. T. R .Hoyt, she with Mrs. J. W
Cox being hostess.
This was the last meeting for th<
year and all meetings have been s<
enjoyable, with the musical pro
gram and study, that every one wa;
sorry that they were ended.
Th study course for next year was
voted on and the program at eac?
meeting will be made out by a leadei
and three assistants, each leader tc
thinks will interest the members,
select any. musical subject that she
Miss Payne appointed, the commit
tees' to facilitate the work for the
To prepare the year book: Chair
man, Mrs. Mims Walker, Mesdames
T. R. Hoyt and J. H. White and Miss
Social Service: Chairman, Mrs. C.
P. Corn, Mesdames, W. J. Hatcher,
and L. S. Maxwell.
Entertainment: Chairman, Miss
Emma Bouknight, Mesdames Joe Cox
W. F. Scott, J. W. Marsh and Miss
Miss Emma Bouknight had charge
of the program this afternoon, "Pa
triotic Songs of America" being: the
subject. The patriotic songs were $ak
en up in order of their origin and a
doption. First, "Yankee Doodle,"
?second, "Hail Columbia" and third,
"The Star Spangled Banner." The
origin of these songs were given and
then sung." The songs'1 of 18T43" arid
Rev. R. G. Lee Receives Degree
of Doctor of Philosophy.
The Chicago Law School has con
ferred the degree of Doctor of Phil
osophy upon Rev. R. G. Lee, pastor
of the Baptist Church. In this school,
no honorary degrees are conferred,
so that this honor is won by actual
attainment of knowledge and passing
of examination through study and re
search on the following subjects:
Ethics, Microcosmos, Political Phil
osophy, Jurisprudence, Political E
conomy and Sociology.
The obtaining of the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Civ
il Law, is the result of strict compli
ance to the required conditions for
each degree and only after the appli
cant shall have attained a prescribed
?standard of scholarship and submits
a satisfactory thesis.
The Dean of the Diplomacy de
partment of the Chicago. Law School
has written the text on International
?Law which is the reference hand-book
j of the Commissioners at the Peace
?Conference in France, over all'text
.books on that subject. This authority
! spoke very highly of Dr. Lee's brief
on International Law. The work on
, Christian Ethics and Philosophy were
j Dr. Lee, with Mrs. Lee, during the
month of June, will attend the com
'mencement exercises of the Chicago
Law School when the degrees will be
publicly conferred, and he has been
?invited to make an address, the sub
ject being "A Chorus of Confirma
tions." The subject of the thesis is
?"Civilization, the Beneficiary of In
The faculty of the Law School is
composed of leading lawyers, of Chi
cago, many of whom have attained
?national reputation, and the methods
!of instruction conform lo the l?test
land most approved ideas upon the
.:.r. s-: CC ?S3Z i il! y nd })?.
Idreainina Liva: VVJ?;? aggiYo ~
wnien would lead to a degree.
Dr. Lee is a graduate of Furman
University and also did post graduate
work in Latin and Spanish at Tulane
i University, teaching these languages
?the year previous to his coming to
??dgefield, at Furman University.
?Mrs. James Can te lou Enter
tains D. A. R.
The May meeting of the Daughters
of the American Revolution took
place at the home of Mrs. James Can
telou on Tuesday afternoon.
The historical part of the program
was in charge of Mrs. D. B. Holling
worth. Mrs. James Cantelou read a
very enterta?ing paper on the French
Revoluton. This was preceded by the
roll call to which each rr-mber re
sponded with items of interest con
cerning the achievements of great
women of to-day.
Miss Miriam Norris sang the Mar
sellaise in a stirring manner. A report
of D. A. R. congress was read by Mrs.
. Mamie Tillman. Miss Florence Mims
told of some places of Revolutionary
interest in and around Boston.
The business session was in charge
of Mrs. Mamie Tillman. Plans were
made for the 17th of June at Cedar
Fields, for the ordering of a memorial
tablet and the college girls' entertain
At the conclusion of the program
a refreshing salad course with iced
tea was served, Misses Justine Can
telou and R?sela Parker very gra
their composers were given. "Colum
bia, . the Gem of the Ocean," was
sung; wAmerca" was next and then
the songs of 1861-65. "Dixie" was
: Last ..came the songs, inspired by,
the world war. "Keep the Home Fires:
Burning,", the leader stated, was con*
ceded to be the song; that would last..
"Knitting,'?" the woman's song. "The
Rose of Nb-Man's -Land" and "You've*
Got to Get Up in the Morning," a
song of Camp Jackson, were sung;
After this interesting program, the
hostess assisted by Mesdames John
Wright.-and Fannie -Hoyt- sewed an
elaborate sal?d ~cou'rsV~w?th"?ceT tea?
C.." . *
lille Advertiser pres*
cut of the proposed Kos
A Worthy Southern Home.
The-assertion that a prophet is not j
wthout honor save in his own coun- j
try is true not only of people but of
places^ -On Saturday afternoon I
droved out to what is known as the I
old C?ntelou homestead, now owned
and occupied by Mr. S. A. Bronson, j
and'\found it to my delight to be one
of those old Southern mansions of
whic^' the sunny South alone can
Tafe New England home with its
stern porchless front seems to recede
from .the one entering through its
two^doorways made to keep out the
whistling wind. On the contrary the
<?n?B?v?rn home sends ..a spacious.
.. .'";.:'....; y.ii- Yankee cold-hearted, i '.
" .. p_H?ti?i!?v how^-'f, i
at the Cantelou homestead I saw the
rooms occupied by Preston S. Brooks
who made himself famous hy defying
Charles Sumner, who in a public
speech reflected upon the South.
One is inclined to believe that
Mother Nature must dearly love the
South for she visits it with the kind
est beneficence and fills it with the
greatest bounty. The stately old trees
which surround the place make a fit
ting frame for the masterpiece which
Most people are like the little girl
who-Hved-in the mountains, and who,
looking ont into the distance, saw
other" mountains, blue instead of
green. She went in search of the dis
tant blue ones and on arriving saw
that the mountains she left were now
the' blue ones, having taken on the
enchantment of distance.
Though the Southerner may go?
North to study the architecture of
New England, and the Northern man
may ;come South to see the beautiful
landscapes of the South, happy is the
man who has the-grace to see in the
things : of. his own home town, the
glories of a great past.
FLORENCE M IMS.
E. N. Smith Writes From
April 20, 1919.
My dear loving Mother:
I will answer your Lind letter
which I received to-day. I was so glad
to hear from you all, and to know
that you were well. You and Pa are
getting on so well with the farm, you
wrote me. That is fine.
Don't be troubled about me, for
when God saved me and forgave me
my sins, he promised to he With me,'
so don't worry. We will be taken care
r lm\\\ beuglai; to have some good
I will be home in May or June.
I am so glad-that Georgia coin?s
and stays with you alL It seems good,
that ?~will be leaving here any time
j 'If you worry about, me read the
14th chapter of St. John.
Good luck to you all.
-????.?..-a? -Your loving son, .->
~ : ^vrsemms:.-*
nits this week in ad VJ
jpijtal for Edgefield co
Steps Taken to Build Hospital
At a meeting held a few days ago
definite steps were taken looking to
the building of a hospital in Edge
field, the following officers being e
lected: Dr. A. R. Nicholson, presi
dent; Dr. R. A. Morsh, secretary and
Dr. J. N. Crafton, treasurer. The
Edgefield County Hospital Associa
tion will be capitalized at $50,000
and stock will be sold on easy terms
at $100 per share. Committees in
every section of the county have been
appointed to solicit stock and accept
froo-will nffnv?Ti?r?. A <'rnining School
neetion with tho hosp i ?J.
. Tue ?o?ovvhv: sub- oT>*B?ite?s .; ive
?uta. neill y ?ilCU._,
Mathis, H. W. McKie. ; ;
Meriwether-Dr. W. H. Mathis,
Chairman; H. F. Cooper,.Miss Emmie
Lanham, Mrs. Thos. J. Briggs, Mrs.
Cleora-C. M. Williams, Chairman; ;
Miss Janie Reel, J. W Morgan, Mrs.
Luther Brunson, Mrs. R. A. Wash.!
Pleasant Lane-Dr. J. H. Self,
Chairman; F. L. Timmerman, Mrs. L.
H. Hamilton, J. F. Shaffer, Mrs. Ed.
Meeting Street-J. F. Payne, Chair
man; Miss Lena Sevens, Mrs. J. K.
Allen, Mrs. Wm. Logue, John Bryan.
Waycross-M. B. Hamilton, Chair
man; Mrs. John R. Blocker, C. A.
Nicholson, Wm. Ransom.
Johnston-:Dr. George D. Walker,
Chairman; W. D. Ouzts, Dr. C. P.
Corn, Dr. C. F. Strother, Dr. S. G.
Mobley, Mrs.-W. D. Ready, Mrs. Jas.
Philippi-Mr. Burrell Boatwright,
Chairman; Lewis Holmes, Mrs. John
Claxton, Mrs. " Geo." Scott. "
Trenton-Dr. S. A. Morrall, Chair
man; Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. Julius
Vann, Mrs. Dorian Swearingen, W.
Horn's Creek-Geo. Swearingen,
Chairman; F. F. Rainsford, Mrs. S.
B. Mays. j
Harmony-G. M. Smith, Chair
man; Miss Emma Bouknight, W. G.
Ouzts, O. W. Wright; ?
Edgefield-J. G. Edwards, Chair
man; B. B. Jones, Mrs. J. L. Mims,
L. Wigfall Cheatham, Miss Elizabeth
Rainsford, T. A. Hightower, Miss
Mae Tompkins, Miss Marjorie Tomp
kins, Miss. Annie Clisby.
Sub-Committees to report to Cen
tral Committee in Secretary's office,
Tompkins and Marsh's office, June
17th, l.ai9. -
s ; Pure \Poirtc< Rica Potato Plants
ready to deliver every day in the
week at.'$2.0jDI per thousand.
C. W. WATSON,
Oh my, what a pleasure, to know
that when your FORD needs SER
VICE that the YONGE MOTOR-CO.,
is on the job !--Adv.
ince o? its erection fd
linty to be located in
j ALONG THE POTOMAC.
Stanmore Townes Writes In
j teresting Description of
a Boat Ride on the
Shrill blows the whistle as the U. S.'
fs. Moosehead leaves the Washington
?docks for Indian Head, the Naval
?Proving Station, thirty miles down.
I The trip is one continuous scene of
j boundless beauty. As the steamer
leaves the docks you look back on.
(the Capitol dome and the Congress-'.
?ional Library, magnificent nhovp all
Liie ..'.?'.< iiin :(..;.. monum*nfc ri vs;
;? ihdre?l and fifty-five fee* r.-.-.i>:
wooded slope and just on tup of :?._ ?
slope with eight large massive col
umns stands th?' old Curtis-Lee man
sion. . J? * ;? 7 ;
And this is Arlington, the ? Nation
Then, beyond, the wireless towers
of the Radio Staion vie in height withj
the Washington monument but not in:
beauty, for the towers are steel. | i
The steamer swiftly glides on
down the calm Potomac whose hanks;
stand over, a mile apart along this'
route, and''now.--, and then a lowland j
field, all green with pasture grass as
sail the wooded slopes that stretch/
for miles on either bank.
On the right bank is a manson,.
magnificently gran?!-the home of.
Washington, and around this man-;
sion is a grove of trees, hickory oak,
elm and wild locust. The august spot.;
High on a pole the Stars- and"
Stripes float to the breeze and at a)
little distance off is the tomb of Wash
ington in ? simple, brick enclosure,
but obscured from r the river by the'
grove.. - --.-1 J i
We are now sixteen miles down the'
river and farther on, as father back,:
the verdant slopes on either' side!
stretch far arid. wide.
And her,* and there juts out inti>|
the river an-abrupt promontory oh j'
whose summit rests a mansion, by ;
hardwood trees surrounded and in^
beauty almost equal to the banks o?\
the Rhine. \ i
How pleasantly steams the boat
long this, wide and winding stream'.;
You are gazing at the hills of Mary- :
land, while by your side a blonde'^
loose tresses are floating to the'
breeze, her heavenly blue eyes, bluer j
than the seas, her, dark georgette:
dress and mouse-hue stockings ex-'
quisitely constructed for a form lik??
You hear a thunder, like a- repet?- j
tion of a little Argonne hell.: Th? j
boat arrives "at Indian Head, th?.
Naval Proving, Grounds. My next left-.;
ter will tell you about it.
S; TBrTOWTTES, ;?T
Box 100. [ii
Indian Head?, Md., . , J [j
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