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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1919 NO. 17
High School Closing. Soldiers
and Students Return. Vet
erans' Picnic Sunday.
The closing exercises of the High
School took place last Monday even
ing, and a large and interested crowd
of friends and patrons were present
The stage of the auditorium was
beautiful in quantities of daisies,
and a daisy chain was festooned
from the ceiling from the center of
which was .?1919" in daisies. After
beautiful selections from the orches
tra, the audience was led in prayer
by Kev. W. S. Brooke. The program
this year was varied, representatives
from the grades affording entertain
ment rather than the graduates.
Following was the first of the pro
Piano duo-Miss Pearl Witt and
Reading, "In Flanders' j^lds"-J
Miss Marion Boyd. ^
Reading, "The old Man's Com-if
mencement"-Miss Minnie W??t- 1
moreland. * '/
Vocal Solo-Miss Leola Maffelj.
Declamation, "The man with the !
Hoe"^-Mr. Judson Ready.
Reading ..from "Uncle Remus"
Miss Marion Boyd.
.-.Piano Quarteue-Misses Maffet,
Watson, Hoyt and Mr. Lewis.
The address before the graduating
class was made by Dr. Lee Davis '
Lodge of Limestone College and was i
heard with keen attentioivhis theme ;
being "The value of an education." j
Following the addAss, Supt. W. F. I
Scott presented diplAas to the eight '
graduates, the first ?k receiving the
State High School Diploma, by virtue
of their having taken the entire
course in this school. i
The graduates were Misses Louise I
Boyd, Annie May Reames, Thelma
Milford, Belle Yonce, Edith Wright,
Ruth Harris and Grace Witt. Prof. I
Scott, in presenting the diplomas, ;
made a short but impressive talk to !
the graduates. He then read out the
names of the ones leading the grades
for the year, the second named mak
ing second best average:
First grade-Edgar Ready and Es- '
Second grade-Carrie Templeton j
and Rhodes Watson.
Third grade-Kathleen Wright and !
Willie Waters. j
Fourth Grade-Oscar Black and
Fifth grade-William Wright and
Sixth grade-Jack Neil Lott and
Seventh grade-Sam Ready and
Eighth grade-Elizabeth Watson '
and Maizie Kinard.
Ninth Grade-Elliot Lewis and
and Kathleen Gall. , j
Tenth grade-Judson Ready and
Eleventh grade-Edith Wright
and Belle Yonce.
In concluding, Mr. Scott spoke of I
the splendid work done during the j
past year, although the school was
so handicapped. There were 327 pu
pils on roll and the school still ranked
with the first, being 3rd best High j
School in the State according to the 1
There were 26 graduates during ?
the past year at colleges, and special !
mention was made of Mr. Pope Sim- j
mons,.who was at Wofford college,!
having distinguished himself for his
Mr. Scott thanked all for the loyal
support and club spirit that has per
vaded the community. The same corps
of teachers has been elected, except
the teacher of the first grade who did '
not apply, and the musical director, i
These vacancies are soon to be filled, t
The Sunday School convention of
the Ridge association met here in the '
Baptist church last Wednesday and j
Thursday and was an occasion that
was greatly enjoyed and was of much I
benefit to all who attended.
Plans were made for a much larg
er delegation but the rains greatly
hindered many from attending, so
very few of the churches wer repre
sented. Dr. E. C. Ridgell of Batesburg
presided over the meeting and one of
the chief features of Wednesday was
the chart explanation on Bible study, \
by Rev. Jo.ib Edwards, of Leesvillc
Wednesday evening Rev. E. P. Jone
of Batesburg gave a very fine addres
on the "$75,000,000 program." Jus
how easy this is going to be forth
coming in next five years was wei
shown. Southern Baptists will no
Dr. Jones is a wonderful an<
forceful speaker and his presence a
the convention added much.
On Thursday, the weather had im
proved so there was a fine attendance
and many had the privilege of hear
ing Rev. Gaines, a State Sunda?
School worker talk on modern* Sun
day School ideas. It was regrett?e
that every worker in the associatior
could not have heard him, The daj
was filled with much that was for the
good of church workers. There was i
pleasant social part of the conventior
when, both days the crowd gatherec
under the trees and enjoyed a boun
The many friends of Mr. Benja
min Lewis are greatly Relighted tc
haye him at home after an absence ol
Mer a year overseas.
?pMr. Julian Harris of Dearing, Ga.,
was here last week in the home ol
Mr. P. N. Lott.
\lr. Bartow Walsh and Billie are at
home from a visit to relatives in
The annual picnic for the veter
ans of Camp McHenry will be held
on Thursday, July 3rd, at the home
of Mrs. Martha Edwards. This picnic
is given by the Mary Ann Buie chap
ter, D. of C., and is one of the means
by which the chapter tries to show to
the veterans its loving thought of the
soldier who wore the gra?.
Miss Beulah McNemar a dramatist,
will give "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage
Patch" here on Friday evening, July
11th at the Opera House, the pro
ceeds of which'will be used by the W.
C. T. U. fpr a benevolent cause.
Mrs.-'W. S. Stokes, Misses Annie
and Ruth Stokes have returned from
Columbia and will spend the summer
here. Their arrival is a great pleas
ure to their many friends
Mr. Jay W. McCullough of For
rest City, Arkansas, is visiting in the
homes of Messrs. Theodoi-e Marsh
and Fred Parker. He was a class
mate of these two at Georgia Tech.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke entertained the
"We are Twelve" club on last Friday
in a delightful manner, the members
spending the time in pleasant con
versation and doing fancy work. The
object of the club is the exchange of
patterns, recipes and good ideas, and
is a club that the members enjoy be
longing to. Officers were elected:
President, Mrs. W. S. Brooke, vice
president, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt; Secretary
Mrs. Herbert Eidson; Treasurer, Mrs.
J. L. Walker. The hostess served a
dainty salad course with iced tea.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cox will go
fro Hendersonville, N. C., this week
to visit the latter's mother, Mrs. Yeo
? f. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and
chiluren have gone to Lynville Falls,
N. C. where they will spend the sum
Mrs. G. G. Waters has gone to Vi
dalia, Ga., to visit relatives.
Miss Mallie Waters is' at Spring
field visiting her sistr- rs. Phillips,
and Mrs. Mary Wak.a is in Green
wood visiting Miss Huiet.
Mrs. C. P. Corn went to Walhalla
last Wednesday to visit in the home
of her parents.
Miss Simpson of Columbia has
been the guest of Miss Ella Jacobs.
Mr. Tom Mitchell visited here last
week in the home of friends
Sayle Andrews and Powell Harri
son who have been in the army ser
vice are being cordially welcomed
The June meeting of the Emily
Geiger Chapter, D. A. R., was } i
last Monday afternoon with Mrs. J.
Neil Lott. During business it was de
cided to contribute further to the
French orphan fund and Georgetown
At the last meeting the hostess
asked the members to each bring a
name for her new home, the chapter
had been interested in planting the
memorial tree on this historic spot,
and she wanted the members to give
the name. All brought attractive
names, which were given to the host
ess to choose from. An account ofHhe
D. A. R. picnic at Cedar Fields was ?
given by Mrs. J. L. Walker.
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S?LVER MEDAL CONTEST.
Contest Held at Baptist Church
Sunday Afternoon. Ned
Nicholson Wins the
Sunday afternoon under the aus
pices of the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, a silver medal contes^
on the subject of the cigarette \t??
held. Mr. J. H. Cantelou presided^
over the meeting and conducted the!
A blackboard on which was drawn;
a tree representing the tobacco habit,
and its branches showing the evil re-:
suits of this habit had been previous-'
ly drawn by Miss Gladys Lyon and
was seen by all the audience as the
The contestants were J. R. Tim
merman, Carolyn Dorn, Ned Nichol
son, Catherine Stewart, Albert Rains
ford and Maizie Kemp.
The subject of each one was the
evil of the cigarette, and all the peo
ple were pleased with the girls and
boys and what they said and how
they said it. One lady said she didn't
know how the little folks learned to
do so wonderfully, that she couldn't
in a hundred years.
The judges ?warded the medal to
little Ned Nicholson whose subject
was "Two Boys and a Cigarette."
Mr. Cantelou presented it to him in
behalf of the judges, and said to him
when doing so that he was glad to
have this opportunity as he had loved
and honored his father, Hon. B. E.
Nicholson, and he knew he was look
ing down and smiling ' on the scene
where his little son and namesake
was winning his first medal.
The other dear little boys and girls
were highly complimented in their
efforts by those who judged as well
as those in the audience.
Mitchell Wells who is a gold medal
winner gave "some very interesting,
'acts in an oration oh the cigarette.
A trio, "God Speed the Right," was
?iven in a song by Mrs. A. B. Car
wile, Miss Calliham and Mr. E. J.
John Owen Smith, who is now pres
ident of his class at Wofford College,
ind a member of the Glee Club, |
ivhich is also a high ho^ 1. sang a j
weal solo with pipe or^ .vcompani
tnent by Mrs. Tillr ?dgefield is \
ind will continu- J be proud of j
lohn Owen Smi+' .id Mitchell Wells I
ind Ned Nich >!.-jn and some more j
whom we will write about later.
Mary and Martha Thurmond and ;
Milton Swcaringen held a conference !
in dialogue form on the cigarette, j
Edgefield has so many gifted boys
ind girls that we cannot make op
portunities fast enough that they may
avail themselves of them.
The last number was a chorus,
'The Cigarette Must Go," by Miss
Gladys Lyon's Children's Choir and i
under her supervision.
This progi-amme was arranged by
Mrs. J. B. Kennerly and Mrs. W. W.
Fuller and was a great credit to their j
faithfulness and ability.
Summer Railway Folder.
The fact that the United States
Railroad Administration is now doing
everything in its power to create
travel to the summer resorts by news
paper and booklet advertising is in
dicated by a handsome and extensive
directory of summer resorts issued
by the Railroad Administration de
tailing the mountain and seashore re
sorts of the southern region and
which is published in connection with
atti-active round trip fares to the va
This folder differs from the usual
summer folder published by the va
rious railroads, inasmuch as, all rail
roads now being combined under one
head, the inquirer for any summer re
sort in the southern region is given
full details in one well illustrated
booklet which contains, "besides in
formation pertaining to each resort,
i list of golf courses, hotels and
boarding houses. A copy of the book
let can be obtained from local agent
ar the nearest Consolidated Ticket
Johnston Friday Night! Stu
Celebrate the 4th bf July by pro
noting the cause of education and at
the me time having a good time at
the tudents' Entertainment at
RED OAK GROVE.
Church Societies Active. Mar
riage of Mr. Agner and
Miss Roberta Bailey.
The Union meeting at Red Oak
Grove was not so largely attended
gil Saturday but a very interesting
^discussion continued of the different
subjects throughout the day. Rev.
jCoogler, from Parksville delivereed
.the missionary sermon on Sunday to
ia large and appreciative congregation
j Mr. Ed Bunch, our earnest and
faithful moderator, dispensed with
the business with much consideration,
j The genial manner of Mr. Sam
(Adams seems to be a part of our
unions, and really it would not "be a
j meeting without his presence, making
most efficient secretary.
The weather conditions and bad
roads prevented large representation
from the different churches but the
speakers were as follows:
Messrs. O.O. Timmerman, George
Bussey, Jr., J. M. Bussey and J. C.
Harveley and impressed the audience
with many good thoughts. Several
visitors were in our midst attending
th? union meeting last Saturday and
Sunday. Among them were the Grif
fis brothers, accompanied by their
cousin, Mr. Billy Byrd.
Mrs. Laura Bunch added much
cheer and good spirits by her pres
ence on Saturday.
We hope the divisional meeting of
our W. M. U. will be large attended,
adding encouragement to our super
intendents, also strengthening the
work by becoming more acquainted
with each other and knowing some
thing bf. ?the need and manner of
work to be done by our respective
To be co-laborers in the true sense
of the word, we.should not Refuse to
le^te^e^f very best efforts in re
sponse to. a request from our leaders,
unless we, be providentially prevent
ed, because we are due them a cour-1
tesy, besides it is our duty the Lord 1
expects of us as obedient children.
And again, nothing succeeds like
success. Co-operation brings success,
being strength in unity.
Miss Lullie Timmerman entertain-'
ed the Y. W. A.'s very graciously ?
last month, having quite a number of
visitors. Finding the amount due on j
their appropriation a little large yet, I,
the girls decided to have a free will
offering at the next meeting, which
we commended in them being a beau- ;
tiful idea originating among a body :
of young girls.
There is an interesting band of
children in the Sunbeams, who are
willing little workers. The greatest
need among them is more encourage- j
ment and cooperation on the part of
the parents. No one thing helps the
efficiency of Sunbeam work more |
than that. I
The parents play a big part too, in
helping good work in the Sunday
Schools, by seeing that the small
child's Sunday School book is kept j
in place and not abused.
Mrs. Lizzie Shelton presides at our ?
next circle which meets with Mrs. ,
Mellie Dow, Wednesday afternoon, ,
The Y. W. A.'s will meet with the j
Misses Agner next third Sunday af-;,
ternoon. Misses Mamie Bussey, Ber-!
tha Parkman, Lullie Timmerman and
Sadie Dow will arrange the program.
It has been suggested they have a
specially invited speaker at this meet
Dr. Watts held quite an instructive .
meeting at Red Hill the first of last
week in behalf of graded Sunday
Schools, there being much interest
on the part of the young ladies of the
church, half a dozen of them being
contestants for diplomas in beginning
the study of the Sunday School Man- ;
ual. The following are the contest- j
ants: Misses Essie Bussey, Sallie
Smith, Lydia and Mamie Holmes, !
Pearle Quarles and Mrs. Kesterson. .
Miss Gladys Davis of Statesboro, ,
Ga., returns to her home Wednesday ]
after several weeks' visit here among j
relatives and friends.
The thoughtful and sweet man- j
ners of little Aileen and Broadus ]
Youngblood made warm friends for ?
them during a recent visit in our i
Mrs. Fannie Belle Cobia was cor- J
dially greeted by her old friends
last Sunday having, done faithful
School work among us. She has made
warm friends in Flat Rock district.
Mrs. Mary Burton from Pleasant
Lane is visiting her son, Mr. Will
Mr. Jack Bradley of McCormick
came down to see Mrs. Bradley and
little son who are now with her sis
ter, Mrs. Eva Bussey..
Mr. John Agner and Miss Roberta
Bailey gave their friends quite a big
surprise last Saturday by quietly go
ing to Edgefield, obtaining the mar
riage license and having Dr. Lee per
form the ceremony which made them
life companions. Their friends* ex
tend many good wishes to them.
Red Letter Day at Dothan
The Advertiser is pleased to be
able to publish an account of this in
teresting occasion sent by a friend.
To celebrate the birthdays of Mrs.
Levy Reece and Mr. H. H. Scott, Sr.,
the two families planned a surprise
for their mother and father. On Sat
urday, June 28, Mrs. Reece was 75
year old, and Mr. Scott, 76. A few
relatives and friends, weie invited to
an old fashioned barbecue which was
cooked by H. H. Scott, Jr., and what
a fine cook he is. The meat was a
credit to his skill. If any has ever
been better, we have failed to partake
of it. All vied with each other in do
ing homage to the Lion and gentle
All of Mr. Scott's immediate fam
ily were present, except Mrs. McKie
Scott and two grand sons who are in
U. S. Navy, there being four gener
ations of Scotts and three H. H.
Mrs. Reece was not so fortunate,
as a -married daughter and family al
so a son and his wife were absent,
which-of course, wafted a tiny cloud
into what otherwise was ? perfect
day. However this gentle ' mother,
though she hadn't seen the daughter
for a year arose above the disappoint
ment and enjoyed the day with her
The long table in the grove groan-1
ed beneath the load of barbecued
hash, salads, pickles, etc., also cake i
of all kinds and quantities of cus- j
After all had eaten bountifully j
there remained more than was con
sumed. The Scotts and Reeces do !
nothing by halves.
Mr. Scott is a veteran of the six- j
ties, having enlisted at the tender age
of sixteen and was appointed for the
responsible position of scout for
General Hampton which he filled for
Luncheon to Students.
The Young People's Societies of
the churches of Edgefield entertained
the students of the county just pre
vious to the entertainment in the
Opera House on Thursday evening
at the home of Mrs. Tillman. The oc
casion was a delightful one and an
grea t disappointment that heavier
rains at Johnston made it too unpro
pitious for all the participants to at
tend. For the reason that all could
not do so, it was decided to repeat
the entertainment at Johnston on
Friday evening of this week at 9
o'clock in the School Auditorium..
Auction Sale of Land a Great
In spite of the heavy rains the auc
tion sale of the Jackson land Friday
by the South Atlantic Realty Com
pany of Greenwood, was a great suc
cess. The Parker place was with
drawn by Mr. S. B. Nicholson. The
bidding at times on the Jackson
property was quite spirited. Several
persons came away owning some of
the lots who never thought of making
a purchase when the sale opened. Mr.
W. A. Strom and Mr. W. W. Fuller
bought the house and several lots
adjoining and Dr. A. R. Nicholson
bought the store. Mr. Wallace Hilton
bought several lots at a reasonable
figure. While the property sold at
?ood prices, yet it is the current be
lief that the new owners have their
rooney's worth. It is probable that
:he South Atlantic Realty Company
will conduct other auction sales at
Edgefield and vicinity.
JUDGE ARTHUR SIMKINS.
Sketch of the Life of This Rev
olutionary Patriot Prepar
ed by Mr. S. McG. Sim
When I was asked by the fair
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, whose gentle hands have done
so much to secure and preserve the
sacred memories of the past, "and
whose hearts are made of the patri
otic sincerity, as a sovereig'n is made
of gold," to make an address on this
occasion, the subject of which would
be one of my progenitors, I was as I
am now, under that feeling of re
pression which one who has any meas
ure of commendable modesty in his
soul, naturally feels in speaking of
his own, and under this feeling of re
straint r first declined, knowing that
it would be more appropriate that an
other not related or even connected
with the Simkins family, ajid better
fitted for the task, should have been
selected for its performance. But my
?good and partial friends were per
sistent and would not have it other
wise? and casting aside what, in some
measure may have been false modes
ty, I am here to do their bidding; im
perfectly, yes; yet if I know my
heart, with a sense of consecration
land proud to have some part in the
patriotic utterances of this hour.
?This occasion is inspirational, and
let me taen on this day devoted to
the heroic past when the Revolu
tionary struggle for liberty was on,
tell in simple but truthful words the
record of him whv/oe memory 'we are
here to honor.
We folks of Edgefield county just
ly love the record of her people past
and present, and we point w o
to their doings in the dra
history. We love to dwell M
rious record of the Ajneric
iii,- this great world-wide wai
terday, the American" crusaia
liberty, who hurried to the b.
front of bleeding? France ahd'met
supreme test of their duty and stake
their lives to preserve American and
a world's liberty. And the splendid
part our noble women played in help
ing to attain the plorious end!
Then a few years back came the
war with Spain, a little war, as wars
are measured now, but its effect on
the nation was great. The best of our
youth North and South, went from
shop and factory, from the corn fields
of the North and cotton fields of the
South and in noble and sacrificial
! deeds they responded to the call of
their Country. I believe that this war
did more to carry American civiliza
tion, which, let us hope, is synony
mous with Christian civilization, and
the Cross of Christ, to the Orient
than any other agency within the
memory of the oldest.
And then, how sweet the task and
with what reverential love we do hon
lor to the valor and memory, dead and
alive of the Confederate Soldiers who
fought under the Southern Cross, and
composed as brave a band of heroes
as ever marched beneath the burning
stars of God.
It is well and fitting for us to pay
the tribute of our love to the boys
and gallant soldiers but let us not for
get the heroes of the Revolution,
which was a war of colonists against
a powerful monarchy, a war of home
loving people against professional
soldier's, veterans of a hundred battle
fields. One has said, "The American
soldier then was such as Paul Revere,
who rode out under the silent stars
through Lexington to Concord car
rying the signal for the independence
of a nation." They were men like
"By the rude bridge that spanned
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled
'Twas there the embattled farmers
And fired the shot heard round the
These were the men who, during
the terrible winter of Valley Forge,
lived on nothing but bread and water
and of whom LeP'ayette wrote "They
were in want of everything, they had
neither coats, hats, shirts nor shoes
and who left their bloody footpprints
in the snow, and for the betterment
of whose condition the historians tell
us the Great Washington "stole away
to kneel in agonizing prayer." They
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