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SDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1919
Commencement Exercises Fri
day. Mayor and Council
Elected. Death of Mrs.
. Missouri Lott.
The Commencement exercises of
the High School begins on Friday
evening, 9:30 o'clock, a musical re
cital to be had.
On Sunday morning, rt the school
auditorium, the Baccalaureate ser
mon will be preached by the Rev. Da
vid Kellar, and on Monday evening,
the literary address will be delivered
before the graduating class, by Dr.
Lodge of Limestone College.
On Saturday at Mt. Pleasant
church there will be a meeting of the
First Division of the Ridge Associa
tion and the Missionary societies of
the churches in this division are urg
ed to be present. The Junior organi
zations are also cordially invited.
The election for mayor and coun
cilmen was had one day last week.
There were four names out for
mayor: Mr. Edwin R. Mobley, Mr. J.
H. Thrailkill, Mr. J. G. Mobley.
Mr. Edwin R. Mobley was elected.
The councilmen are: Messrs. H. W.
Crouch, T. S. Milford, Cleveland
Derrick, Earl Smith, P. B. Waters
and Mims Walker.
In the death of Mrs. Missouri Lott
which occurred last Wednesday
/ morning about ten o'clock; the town
lost one of its most honored and be
loved women. She was truly one of
the Mothers of Israel, and many rise
up to call her blessed.
Mrs. Lott was 82 years of age,
and was a most remarkable woman, j M
having passed through many epochs j bc
in her country's history, and was a I or
real patriot. [ye
It was especially in the home that
the force and strength of her beau
tiful life shone with such a Juster.
First of all, she was a trusting Christ- jis
janj. and reared her large household '"th
m the fiar and admonition " Nn?
Lord, an? tneac ucwicu crinaren are
as monuments to this life now ended, j Ec
She was a faithful wife and a lov- ?ch
ing mother, and these noble sons and cu
the daughter will miss the touch of bu
her gentle hand, for it ever held the j of
caressing touch as in childhmd. Her .-Ja
life was a benediction to all.
We cannot call her dead, for to se
live in the lives of all left, is not to reo
die. She has only passed over the riv- !
er to await the coming of her loved p<
On Thursday morning the funeral
services were conducted in the home Tl
by her pastor. Rev. W. S. Brooke who jsa
was assisted by Dr. Lee of JSdge?eld.
A beautiful tribute was paid her :?i
memory. "Asleep in Jesus" and "Face jb<
to Face" were softly sung. Following M
the service the body was carried to (C?
the family burying ground and ten-?te
derly laid to rest beside the grave of I vi
her beloved husband, Capt William jC
It was a request that the D. of C. j
sing "How Firm a Foundation" at |xi
the funeral. She was a loyal member ? o
of this organization and it was a sad a
pleasure for the ru embers-to f ol) ow, o
out the request. A sheaf of wheat in jv
a wreath of red and white was sent j
by the D. of C. |*
Tte Missionary society of which - V
she was a faithful member, placed a .
wreath of flowers on her casket. |t
Her last resting place was literally jv
a mound of flowers sent by sorrowing t
The deepest sympathy is felt for
all the children, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,
Mr. W. E. Lott, Mr. A. P. Lott, Mr.
Luther Lott and Mr. Jack A. Lott in
the going of their saintly mother.
Mrs. W. J. McGarity and little son
of Aiken are the guests of Mrs. T.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis of
Charleston, are visiting Mrs. A. P.
Miss Elizabeth Suber of Saluda, is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs M. W.
Crouch. Miss Suber is quite an ac
Mrs. Yeomans, of Hendersonville,
N. C., is the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. Joseph Cox.
Mrs. C. D. Kenney left on Thurs
day evening to join her husband at
Warrenville, where they will make
their home. Mr. Kenney some time
ago, \purchased the mercantile line
from the estate of the late Mr. Eid
son, and for the past two months he J
and his son, Mr. Robert Kenney hav
been at Warrenville. Everyone r?
gretted to have this estimable famil
make their home elsewhere.
A most delightful affair of the pas
week was that of last Wednesday aft
ernoon when Mrs. Olin Eidson enter
tained in honor of her sisters, Misse
Eva and Jessie Rushton.
The rooms were bright and fra
grant with many flowers and aboui
were tables, with pretty score card:
given to each one, soon had all seated
with partners. Dainty little pink
booklets, on each page were found
36 groupes of words that signified
some qualification of noted men and
women, each three words beginning
with the initial of the noted man. For
instance, Real-Earnest-Leader, the
ruessers found out to be R. E. L.,
Robert E. Lee.
Three minutes were given each
iage, the ones making most correct
y progressing. At the conclusion it
vas found that Mrs. O. D. Black had
he largest number of correct ?ns
After the contest the hostess as- 1
isted by Mrs. Herbert Eidson, Mrs. i
?earce Rushton and Mrs. W. G. I
"empleton, served an elaborate salad
ourse, Everyone greatly enjoyed
The W. C. T. U. met Friday after
oon with Mrs. T. R. Denny. The
bief point of interest was in the re
ort of the Jubilee Drive and the I
Jmmittee reported $187. There were j
x memorial members made in this 1
rive, Mrs. J. D. Eidson, Mrs. Eleanor 1
rey, Mr. J. L. Smith, Mri D. T. Onzts 1
T. T. R. Denny ( and Mr. w! J. i
uiet, and the union voted to make ?
rs. C. F. Pechman, a memorial mern- *
ir. This was a beautiful tribute to
ie that was president for BO many *
?ars and labored to faithfully in the e
Others are contemplating making
?morial members of loved ones. $25 si
the amount to memorialize on" ^
2 work. _
iking scrap books for soldiers at
irt Sheridan, which is the "God
ild" of the W. C. T. U., was dis- 1>
ssed, also the sending of a contri
tion. It was decided to send a box c]
sweets to the soldiers 'at Campjvv
Temperance Sunday had been ob-jS)
rved here in a good way, with the jj.
ntest. I k
The L. T. L. was reported in a^,
mrishing condition, a representa- . w
ire coming to make the report. jg
The subject for the afternoon wasjt?
he Flower Mission and Jennie Cas-jV
idy's birthday. lb
Mrs. 0. D. Black arranged the pro-|s
ram giving some thoughts on tbe|v
?autiful mission of flowers. Miss L
:ary Walker gave an enjoyable vo- L
tl solo that she had given at a con- |n
?st. Readings and an account of the
isit to the County Home on Jennie c
asady's birthday completed the pro
Miss Beulah McATemar, a noted ?
?der of Kuper, W. Va., will be here L
n the evening of July 11th to g?ve?a
n entertainment under the auspices g
f the W. C. T. U., this to be "Mrs. v
yiggs of the Cabbage Patch." +
Mrs. J. W. Stimens who is at Johns j!
[opkins is muth improved, and is ex- [c
lected home soon.
The Sunday School convention of
he Ridge association has "been pre
iously announced with the names of
he speakers. This is to be J.une 25th
md 26 th. here in the Baptist church,
["he chief address will be that of ^
Wednesday evening by Dr.%E. Pendle
,on Jones of Batesburg, on "Missions c
ind the $75,000,000 Program." a
A committee has been appointed to '
nake arrangements for the conven- *
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher compimented ?
?er sisters, the Misses Duncan of At- T
anta, with a party on Monday even- 1
jig, every detail of which was greatly '
sn joyed. The rooms were fragrant 1
tvith many cut flowers and. before a
progressive game, lovely music was (
A unmber of tables were arranged, (
a different amusement for each one, A
and the couple being most successful
would be the one to progress. There <
was much fun and laughter at the ta- (
bles as each diversion was tried.
After an hour of the game a dc-11
licious course of pink and white ]
block cream with pound cake was i
served, a pink boutonni?re being on 1
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn Writes
Dear Brother Mims:
Your paper has come this week
laden with many good things from
The meeting at Trenton of the5
Missionary societies of the 2nd Di
vision brings many happy memories
)f other days.
Then the account of Children's
3ay at dear old Rehoboth. My! how
wish I could have been there tc
lave heard the children speak ano"-,
ing, and to announce that '?dinner
rill be served at the table and every
?ne is invited to dinner." Then the
haking of hands with all the people,
/hat a time it would have been for]
I would have met friends from
Idgefield, Republican, Antioch, Red
lill, Gilgal, Plum Branch and Parka
ille. And that great dinner as only
Rehoboth people can serve. I raise
ly hat and make my politest bow to
ll my friends in dear old Edgefield
nd McCormick counties.
I see too, you mention that a son
born to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Little-.
?hn. Yes sir. C. B. Jr., takea his
?auty from his grandfather, his
.andmother still has her beauty,
e hope and pray that the little iel-,
w will be a great preacher some
J. T. Jr., has just finished his jun
r year at Furman University and is
w at Blue Ridge, N. C., attending
missionary conference. He will;
ish at Furman next year and will
to the Seminary at Louisville, Ky.$
sn to China as a missionary. \\
Mr. and Mrs. "Rose Cottage" are
ppy in the work that God has call-1"
them to. We have a good church
d a noble people to work with. .:
Pardon me, I did not mean to say
much, but onjv waTitp^ jn^^
;w Business Changes Hands.
Edgefield's most foremost mer
int prince is Mr. A. A. Edmunds,
o built a business from the ground
, got rich and retired in six weeks
ling out lock, stock and barrel to
Clyde Jackson. Well, we don't
ow just exactly how much our
end did net out of the deal but j h
i'll wager a goodly sum that he 'ti
ve full sixteen ounces and some- |g
nes "leetle de rise" as long as he ja
is in business. Mr. Jackson has |t
ught a good business at a good
md and we feel confident that he
ll make a success of it. We know he j I
ll, if straightforward dealing andjE
?se application to business will ?\
it Thu Out and Take it With You.
A. man often forgets the exact
ime of the article he wishes to pur
lase, and as a last resort takes some
ing else instead. That is always dis
jointing and unsatisfactory. The
Ie way is to cut this out and take it
ith you so as to make sure of get
ng Chamberlain's tablets. You will
id nothing quite so satisfactory for
mstipation and indigestion.
Miss Janie Bruce is the guest of
Mrs. Dayton Toole of Aiken, is
?siting her mother, Mrs. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith returned
n Monday from their honeymoon,
nd Avlil soon be domiciled in their
ome, Mr. Smith having purchased
ie dwelling of Mr. C. D. Kenney.
On Saturday afternoon Mrs.
.rchie Lewis entertained the young
mtrons' club in a thoroughly de
ghtful manner the occasion being
ad in the home of Mrs. M. W.
Gorgeous summer flowers decorat
d the rooms and the tables for rook
nd dainty little score cards helped
ach one to get their* correct seat
There were a number of guests
?ther than the members and several
>ut of town visitors.
After an enjoyable game, the hos
;ess, assisted by Mrs. Crouch, Miss
Elizabeth Suber and Mrs. C. P. Corn,
;erved a dainty salad course with iced
:ea and lemon snow.
Stanmore B. Townes Writes of
The newspapers, magazines, week
es and monthlys continually ask
and discuss the question, "What are
we going to do with the returning
The interrogation fairly smacks of
insolence. That the soldier took care
of himself on the Western Front is
proof enough that he can take care
I of himself here. It is a bluff ol' an
enterprise that will not give back to
a soldier his old job. But in case a
discharged soldier cannot get his
old position back, he is certainly able
to hold his own and compete with any
person that has his place.
It is not expedient from an
economical standpoint to discharge
ar. employe to give the returned sol
dier his old job. But if the employe
and the soldier are both capable and
earnest there should be room for
both. If there is not room for both,
one of the two can certainly find a
place if he has experience at his
trade or profession."
Why speak of sending the return
ed soldier to reclaimed farm lands?
He is a free citizen and will choose
his own calling and environments in
The returned soldier wants but
ittle help and no sympathy.
According to the Salvation Army, Ip
'A man may be down but he's never A
mt." And the Salvation Army knows
"or it was there on all occasions.
Let the returned soldier alone
ie will adjust himself.
Just a suggestion to the soldier D
rho may read this letter: There are v
orae good positions open in the gov- lc
rnment service-eight hours a day ^
nd six days a week. a.?
Your physical examination at the in
im? of discharge will answer for the k>
irnish this information.
The government pay is based on fe
our experience and pluck.
S. B. TOWNES. ar
P. 0. Box 100, W;
Indian Head, Md. Tl
Picnic at Cedar Fields. st
The Daughters of the American ly
Evolution have planned annually to |te
isit during the summer months ajc?
istoric spot in our county and bring.ir
o the remembrance of the present Iii
encration some of the noted spots ;S<
nd distinguished heroes of the olden
On Tuesday, a very congenial
rowd of about 125 friends from
sedgefield, Johnston and contiguous n
ections gathered at Cedar Fields to "
riew the old cemetery where so many t
listinguished sons and daughters of v
)ld Edgefield are buried, and also to y
;ee the old spot where the first Sim- s
dns settled in Edgefield county. . ' t
Th? spot selected was a romantic t
md beautiful place under the large r
pines where a stand had been erected
for the speakers midway between Ce-i(
dar Fields and the cemetery. U
Many automobiles had arrived by\\
-.he time for the programme to begin,
and these were filled with interested
people, and chairs arranged around
ha front of the stand gave comfort to
all who came to enjoy the occasion.
Hon. J. L. Minis, a descendant of
Arthur Simkins, was master of cere
monies, and introduced first, Rev. Mr.
Petross of the Episcopal church who
made the opening prayer.
This was followed by an original
"Ode to Edgefield" given by Miss
Sarah Collett, which was beautiful
and highly appreciated.
Hon. S. McGowan Simkins deliver
er a sketch of Judge Arthur Simkins,
which although containing much of
fact, was placed in a setting of elo
quence and sentiment which made it
Just as this address was cl<-sed, the
rain began to come down and the pic
nic dispersed to Simmon's Ridge
church not far away where the meet
ing was continued after a sumptuous
repast had been enjoyed.
At the close of the dinner which
was abundant and in great variety,
the speaker of the occasion, General
Milledge L. Bonham, who said he had
roved and hunted over the hills and
[dales of Edgefield and all around this
[historic spot as a boy, was called up
on to make the address. He began by
saying that he loved to be invited
and to come back to Edgefield, and
he made the people feel in all that he
said and by his sincere manner, that
he meant what he said. His address
was full of fine thought, and Edge
field is proud of this great son of her
soil and descendant of Arthur Sim
kins. The Honorable Orlando Shep
pard, also a descendant, inh-oduced
General Bonham, in a happy talk of
a few minutes.
James 0. Sheppard, who has just
returned from overseas service in
France, and is a descendant of Judge
Simkins, was called upon and made
a very interesting extemporaneous
speech on some of his impressions a
broad, and his great joy at being a
gain in old Edgefield and among his I
Mrs. Agatha Woodson gave an !
original poem on the Edgefield heroes
A collection of $5.00 was taken,
and left with the church as a reman-1*
oration for its use.
Among the visitors from a distance it
vere General and Mrs. M. L. Bon- s
lam, Miss Aldrich, Mrs. J. Jl. Van
liver of Anderson; Dr. and Mrs. Du- j
^andYoungblood, and Mr. and Mrs. L
ohn Cheatham and their children of
he Winterseat section.
Although the gathering was a good ?j.
rowd, a majority of the persons L
resent were descendants of Judge !
irthur Simkins and their families.
Carnival and Vaudeville at
Tuesday evening in the new school L
uilding at Trenton, a Carnival and
audeville will be given by the best
?cal talent for the benefit of the Y.
L C. A. and the school improvement
?sociation. This gives promise of be-,
g the best entertainment of the 6
nd that has eyerJjeaD.^-woxaing',1^
Idone that will tend to make every j
ature a success. There will not be we
dull moment of the entire evening na
id as the program is miscellane- ,th<
is in character, pleasant diversion ga
ill be provided for all who attend. SI
he admission to the vaudeville will j
s 15 and 20 cents. All of the side f0
lows of the carnival will be exceed- , Ec
interesting. Not only will the en-1
trtainment be a good one lat the W)
?use for which it is given is d**3rv- t?,
ig of our generous support. Do not j
iii to be there-in the Trenton I
mool building next Tuesday, June
4, at 8:45 o'clock.
Eight Room Bungalow. I
A report from the parsonage com- ^
littee of the Baptist church was ^
f.ade Sunday morning to the erfect ,
hat the committee has about agreed q
ipon a plan for an eight-room ^
louse. It will be a bungalow of a c'
tory and a half, two rooms being on '
he second floor. It is estimated that ^
he cost at this time will be in the d
leighborhood of SG.000. When a par-.1(
?onage is erected on the lot near the '
murch it will be quite an addition to n
;he church property. While it is true j
mat the lot is not level, yet the ad-!g
vantages of having the pastor reside fi
near the church far outweighs this fi
little objection to the lot. After all
improvements have been made and
the modern residence ?stands forth
complete it will be the pride of the
Movies Friday Night.
Do not miss the Movies in the?^
Opera House Friday night. An at-1
tractive programme as usual will be \,
put on, including the serial, "The ^
Demon's Shadow." Two reels of this I
will be thrown on the canvas and the j.
audience will be thrilled by the tragic
scenes. There are a number of cli
maxes to this popular serial which ?
has delighted large audiences at other
places. Get interested in this attrac
tion and follow it through to the end.
See the train wreck, the uncoup
ling of cars and blowing up the bag
gage car, the hold-up and hand-to
hand fight in a blizzard. There will
not be a dull minute throughout the
entire serial. Tell your friends about
it. Friday night this thrilling serial
will be a part of the fine programme
that has been arranged.-Adv.
Let us sell your land at auction
Now is the time to list it See me.
SAM B. NICHOLSON. (
Cotton Looking Well. Good
Wheat Crop. Canning Out
fits Purchased. Desires
The farmers around here have a
bout gotten out of the grass, Crops
are looking very well. Cotton is late
and small but in good growing con
dition. There is some complaint of
poor stands of corn.
The wheat crop was very good, but
had too much rain while it was in
bloom to make a heavy crop. Early
sats were fine where they were not
;oo badly thinned by the cold. Late
jats were badly killed by the cold
md what were left were light and
Mr. Levi Quarles lost a fine mule
ast week, found it dead in the pas
Miss Ellie Mims is spending some
ime with her sister, Mrs. L. R. Brun
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tompkins and
udge N. L. Brunson spent Sunday
nth Mr. W. P. Brunson.
The scarcity of labor is causing
sveral in this section to buy two
orse riding cultivators and they are
oing fine work. Do twice the amount
f work and do it Detter than one
The canning business is on the
som in this commuinty. Three new
inning outfits have been ordered in
ie last month and we are ordering
ins by the thousand. Some tried
inning vegetables last year and
2re so well pleased with it that more
e trying it. Instead of being con?n
\ to fried food thro^gjijthe^t?g^?^jg
!d<5Smr-on a Visit; 'jwfiSflHHHcS
Platt Brunson came home' last'
ek with his d?charge, .fxom the .
vy. Talton PrrrfflWfiflWoTn^rom
? army two'weks ago. Bowles Mor
n and Tom Griffis who are with the
st Division will be home soon. ?,
We are going to make another ef
rt to get a telephone line from
Igefield to Cleora this summer.
Miss Hattie Brunson who has been
irking in the Clerk's office for some
ne has come home for the summer.
Training School at Lander
Rev. L. D. Gillespie, executive sec
tary, of Greenwood, has written us
lat the Methodist Training School
ill be conducted at Lander College,
une 22-29. A very strong program
v course of instruction has been ar
mged. Those who attend will be
ared for in the College but are ex
erted to take towels and bed linen
rith them and also to pay $1.00 per
ay (or part of day) for board and
jdging. There will be a matriculation
ee of $1.00 but no tuition. The first
leal served will be dinner Monday.
une23. The attendance upon this
chool should be large as it offers ex
eptional advantages at a nominal
Miss Florence Mims Enter
tains. . -T'
Miss Florence Mims entertained at
i patriotic tea Friday evening in hon
>r of Miss Hortense Marshall of Bos
;on. About twenty girls, and boys
?vere present. The pergola, lighted
ind decorated in flags, red white and
blue paper and flowers, formed a
bower under which six tables were
5et. A four course dinner was served
Before and after dinner the guests
played and sang. This was the second
affair given in honor of Miss Mar
Reception for Miss Marshall.
On Thursday evening Miss Ruth
Tompkins entertained at a delightful
party in honor of Miss Hortense Mar
shal of Boston, Mass.
The evening was pleasant and the
yard, porch and halls were filled with
the guests entertaining themselves
with progressive conversation.
Several out of town guests were
present and a number of returned
students. At the conclusion of the
evening, delightful block cream and
cakes were served.