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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1919
, JOHNSTON LETfER.
Rev. John Jackson Leaves for
Foreign Field. Campfire
Girls Will go on
Rev. John Jackson of the Philippi
Baptist church who leaves in about
two weeks for the foreign fields as a
missionary, will preach here in the
Baptist church on Sunday evening
at nine o'clock. Mr. Jackson is a most
earnest, -consecrated man and every
one is deeply interested in him and
when he leaves the prayers of all will
follow him and continue in his behalf
il as he labors.
Messrs. Goode and Walker Mobley
are in New York on a pleasure trip.
Just now there are many convales
cing soldiers at Camp Jackson and
weekly teas are being given for them
by the chapters of the South Caro
lina division XT. D. C. There is an es
pecial committee at the Red Cross
rooms who : ceives the boxes of good
things sent out by the chapters, three
each week, and these with a commit
tee of young ladies, arrange the Fri
day evening teas. This week the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C. joined in
with two chapters, as arranged and
a box generously filled with several
cakes, jellies, butter, biscuits etc.,
was sent to Camp Jackson.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church there were two additions to
the church:- Mrs. Clarence Holmes,
coming by letter from Richland
Springs church and Mr. Clarence
Holmes of Bethlehem Methodist
church uniting upon a profession of
faith. On Wednesday evening of this
week the ordinance of baptism will be
administered to Mr. Holmes and
others who have recently joined.
Mr. J. McCollough who has been
the guest during the past week of Mr. '
Fred Parker, Jr., has returned to his
home in Arkansas.
. Mrs. Isom of Spartanburg, is the
guest of hex.sister, Mrs. J. -W.. Marsh.
Messrs. William and Joe Brunson :
of Ninety Six were the guests of their i
aunts, Mrs. Willie Tompkins and Mrs. <
F. S. Jefferson during last week. The .
former has recently returned from i
Next week the Campfire Girls will !
go to Flat Rock, a fine camping Dlace !
near Graniteville, for a week's stay. ]
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cox, the latter be- ]
ing the leader, will accompany them 1
also Mrs. T. R. Denny and others, and i
big plans are being made. With such i
hot weather, a week spent out in the i
woods with a good stream of water i
for fishing and bathing, the camp is ?
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Eidson, John 1
Olin, Misses Eva tnd Jessie Rushton,
Mrs. M. E. Norris and Mr. and Mrs. 1
Herbert Eidson returned Friday from \
Columbus, Ohio and are high in their
praise of the great Centenary Cele- j
bration. Rev. Kellar returned the
week before. .
Mrs. Smyly Stevens with her two (
handsome sons, William and Alex-, of \
Bennettsville, arrived on Wednesday (
to visit Miss Maude Nickerson. j
Miss Laurie Hoyt entertained ]
about twenty of her young friends
on Thursday afternoon with a rook ,
party and every one greatly en-joyed j
the occasion. A crepe de chine em- ,
broidered handkerchief was given for .
the highest score. A dainty salad
course with iced tea was served.
Mrs. Oliver Hamilton and little
Anne Mims, have returned to Virgin
ia after a visit to the former's moth- *
er, Mrs. Anne Mobley and other rel- 1
Mrs. White of Georgia is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Lon Crouch.
Mr. Carl Richards of Iowa, joined tJ
his W'fe here in the home of Mr. 1
Herbert Eidson and in a few days ^
they will return to their home. Mr. '
Richards is a travelling man and they *
will, at an early date make their home
Mrs. James Huiet and her little son 1
are the guests of Mrs. Mamie Huiet.
Little Gladden has been here some '
time with his grandmother.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Cor/! are spend
ing two weeks in New York, the for
mer attending the Doctors' and Sur- J
geons' Clinics ther?. Mrs. Corn was 1
joined in Columbia by her sister, Miss
Eloise Strother of Walhalla.
Hon. Joe Jacobs with his sister,
Miss Ella Jacobs and Misses Antoi- <
nette Denny and Helen Lewis wlil go
to New York next Week. The first
mentioned will sail for the foreign
field where he will take up his work
as consul from America. The young
ladies will spend a while with friends
and enjoy the sights of the great me
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Waters are at
home from a two weeks' stay in Vi
dalia 'and Brunswick, Ga., with rela
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons of
Greenwood, has been for a short visit
Mrs. Allen Mobley entertained a
large party of her friends on Thurs
day afternoon at her home, "Bermu
da Lawn" and all present spent a
-joo 9qa UIIM. uoouaaaiB Addeq JUBA
diaL hostess. Tables for progressive
rook were arranged and dainty score
cards were given out by the little
lady of the home, Virginia. After a
pleasant game the hostess served an
elaborate salad course with iced tea,
being assisted by Mrs. P. N. Keesee
and Mrs. Oliver Hamilton.
At the next meeting of the W. C.
T. U. , the program will consist of
talks by Mrs. M. E. Norris, Mrs. Olin
Eidson, Mrs. Herbert Eidson and Miss
Eva Rushton on the subject of the
Centenary Celebration and the part
the W. C. T. U. took. This will be
very interesting and all are invited
to hear'this. *
Miss Georgia Sawyer is visiting her
sister, Mrs. T. M. Willis at Williston.
Mrs. P. N. Lott entertained, about
ten young ladies one evening recent
ly with a most delightful tea in com
pliment to her granddaughter, Miss
Elizabeth Harris of Dearing, Ga.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts has gone to the
mountains of North Carolina to spend
Everyone is happy to see Major
John Warren and Lieut. William
Ouzts at hime again.
An Edgefield Branch.
. Having met -With splendid success
in the sale of Edgefield real estate,
and seeing an inviting field here for
dealing in town property, the South
Atlantic Realty Company, with head
office in Greenwood, has opened a
branch office in Edgefield, with Mr.
Sam B. Nicholson, in charge. They
have made a good selection, as Mr.
Nicholson has had considerable ex
perience in selling real estate and has
been quite successful. This large ,
real estate company has recently con- j
iucted very successful auction sales
in other parts of the State, notably
Dne being in Gaffney last week, with
sales aggregating $62,000. See their
advertisement of real estate at auc
tion in Edgefield July 28 and 29.
(J. D. C. to Fight to Keep In
tact Home of Jefferson Davis.
Montgomery, Ala., July 13.-The
United Daughters of the Confederacy
)f Montgomery were appealed to Sun
lay night by leaders of the Daughters
jf the Confederacy in New Orleans
;o prevent, if possible the destruction
)f the first White House of the con
federacy which is located in the busi
icss section of Montgomery.
The property on which the house
stands has been leased to an automo
jile concern for a commercial garage
ind it is understood the famous old
iefferson Davis home will be torn
i own to make way for the garage. ?
The New Orleans women declared
;hat rather than have the house de
stroyed they will begin a movement
;o obtain support of every woman in
;he South in a fight against the de
struction of the old home.
It is understood an appeal will be
nade to the owners of the property
:o contribute the building to the Con
federate white house association, an
issociation of Montgomery women or
;anized to preserve the building. The
ippeal of the New Orleans women
viii, it is believed, result in a general
novement in theSouth to have the
louse moved to the historic capitol
rrounds and preserved as a memorial
jf the confederacy.
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McCormick to Honor Soldiers.
McCormick, S. C., July 13.-Mc
Cormick is arranging a soldier home
coming celebration for July, 18.
The following announcement is
"Two years ago we were faced
with the horrors of a great war. Our
boys were leaving almost daily for
the front, and we felt that in all
probability many of them would nev
er return. Today we have peace dic
tated by the victorious allies and our
boys have, with few exceptions, re
turned to us. Should we be grateful?
Should we celebrate? Certainly we
have abundant cause to be grateful.
Surely we should celebrate the return
?t>f our boys-our heroes.
"For this purpose the McCormick
chapter of the American Red Cross
has appointed Friday, July 18, as the
day for this celebration. Eminent
speakers have been invited, a splen
did barbecue dinner will be served.
It is expected that 3,000 people will
attend. It will, of course, be impossi
ble to properly'feed these people tu>
less the visitors assist with basket'
dinner. It is therefore urged that all
families in the country should bring
well filled baskets and let us gather
as one big family and do honor to
our boys as the dignity of the occa
"The parade will consist of the vis
itors, the Confederate Veterans, sol
diers (who are requested to come in
uniform), parents of soldiers, the
American Red Cross, school children,
and all other organizations, etc.
"The speakers' committee has been
exceedingly fortunate. Dr. John E.
White, Major H. C. Tillman, Major
W. D. Workman, Major C. E. Boineau
?and some of our own boys will tell
of the victories of war and peace.
These speakers are of the highest;
type and will be worth a long journey,
"Soldiers from adjoining counties
are cordially invited to come and all
citizens of McCormick ., county .so
journing in ocher sections are request
ed to come back on this occasion and
assist in the welcome.
"It ls hoped that this will be a day
long to be remembered' in McCormick
county and the Red Cross chapter
calls upon all its membership (which
includes everybody in the county)
to come forward and help.
"Remember, if the people do not
help with dinner baskets somebody
will go home hungry."
Death of Lieut. John Bauskett.
Lieut. John Bauskett died in
Washington, D. C. at 3 o'clock Sat
urday morning, July 5th. Was born
in Edgefield on the place now owned
by Judge Devore. His father, John
Bauskett, Sr., was a prominent law
yer of the State, practiced his pro
fession for years in Edgefield and af
ter-ward in Columbia. John Bauskett
Jr., was also a lawyer. He entered the
Confederate nrmy in the beginnig of
the War between the States, joined j
Company B of Butler's Cavalry, or
ganized by Capt. Lewis Jones, and
was afterward made first lieutenant
of the company and served through
out the war. He was a gallant soldier
and well beloved by his comrades-in
arms, many of whom now live in Ed
He married Miss Helen Nirnseo, |
daughter of Major John R. Nirnseo,
who was architect of the State Capi
tol in Columbia.
He is survived by his wife and sev
in children, Frank N. Bauskett of
Washington, D. C., Charles Bauskett
of Greenville, S. C., Misses Helen,
Emily and Lillie Bauskett, Mrs. Katie
B. Calhoun and Mrs. Moultrie Ward
He moved from Columbia to Wash
ington about 25 years ago.
In the battle of Trevillian station
when young Whitfield Butler Brooks,
son of Capt. J. C. Brooks, v/as killed,
Lieut. Bauskett learned him in his
arms-from off the battlefield.
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Baptists to Have Big Campaign
A meeting of very great interest to
all Baptists in South Carolina came
?to a close Wednesday after a session
of nearly two days in Greenville from
which the news goes out that the first
ten days in December will witness
the most tremendous mobilization of
erergy and enthusiasm this, the larg
est denomination of Christians in the
South, has ever known. In that ten
days $75,000,000 will be raised for
the missionary, educational ?nd bene
volent causes of the' Baptists in one
The meeting in Greenville brought
together the State Mission Board, the
Board of Education, the Apportion
ment Board and the Executive Com
nuttee of the South Carolina conven
tion. On these boards and particular
ly in the discussion and conclusion
unanimously reached and represent
[xrjg?-. "the Saluda Association, were
Ige W. F. Cox, Dr. John E. White,
Thomas, Washington, D. C., J.
ipson, Dr. J. M. Burnett, Prof.
t?s P. Whyte.
?r. L. R. Scarborough of Texas,
general directer of the eaniDdign
the south, addressed the meeting
[esday night. Dr. John E. White
[Anderson, in a ten minute talk,
A??sed the deepest feeling of conse
cration and victory in everybody. The
whole body then stood and voted un
animously for the program.
The following is the program
adopted for South Caroline:
Foreign Missions, $1,400,000.
?|3hristian education, $2,390,000.
Home Missions, $5,000,00.
State Missions, $525,000.
Old ministers' relief, $100,000.
Connie Maxwell Orphanage, $425,
Baptist Hospital, $160,000.
j The apportionments of the educa
tional fund to be raised was as fol
Furman University, $ ~00.
Anderson College S20i /0.
votier -College; $2oV,OoV.
' G. W. College, $200,00?.
Board of Education, $250,000. .
Anderson College in addition to
the $200,000, will get $60,000 second
in the campaign which has just been
put on successfully and its annual
share of the $250,000 apportioned to
the board of education for use each
year in assisting deserving students
to secure education.
The campaign in South Carolina
will be led by Dr. W. J. McGlothlin
as campaign director and Dr. Thos J.
Watts as publicity director. The di
rectors in the Saluda Association are
Dr. C. J. Thompson and Dr. John E.
D. A. R. Meeting.
Tuesday afternoon a very .pleas
ant meeting of the D. A. R. was held
with Mrs. J. L. Mims. This was the
regular time for the election of of
ficers, anu the following were induct
ed into office: Regent, Miss Sarah
Collett; Vice-Regent, Mrs. Frank
Warren; Corresponding Secretary,~
Miss Annie CHsby; Recording Secre
tary, Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.; Histo
rian, Mrs. J .L. Mims; reelected, be
ing eligible to retain office, Mrs. Jas
H. Cantelou, Treasurer; Mrs. Joseph
Cantelou, Registrar; Chaplain, Mrs.
J. W. Peak; Genealogist, Miss Hor
Before the election of officers Mrs.
Tillman exhibited a typewritten copy
of every soldier who had engaged in
the service of his country from Edge
field county, making a doirble column
of sheets of paper pasted together,
which more than reached across the
room. This was a part of the histori
cal work of the chapter for the year,
and is a valuable document which will
be put away in safe keeping for fu
ture reference. Eight of the white
men recorded there died in the ser
vice of their country.
A sketch of Frank Salter, the first
man to give his life, was read by Mrs.
J. L. Mims.
Miss Annie Clisby gave a very in
teresting sketch of the Bastille, the
ancient French prison, and how the
restruction of this place of gloom
and torture during the French Revo
lution, came to be the great patriotic
day in France as the fourth of July
is with the American people. Miss
Clisby was in Paris at the celebration
of Bastille Day in July 1914 and saw
the wonderful gala spirit of the
French people exhibited 'on that oc
casion. She spoke of Carlisle's view
of the destruction of the Bastille and
the chapter hopes to hear Miss Clis
by give Dickens' description of the
destruction of the Bastille in his won
derful book, "The Tale of Two
Miss Margaret May played "Hark
to the Lark," a beautiful and well
rendered selection on the piano.
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford sang
"Leonore," a very charming vocal
selection, playing her own accompa
Mrs. A. B. Carwile with her sister,
Miss Elizabeth Calliham, sang a vo
cal duet v.'hich everyone enjoyed,
with piano accompaniment by Mrs.
Miss Florence Mims gave a French
story by Henry Van Dyke.
At the close of the program Mrs.
Agatha Woodson presented for the
chapter, a be?utiful bowl of red,
white and blue flowers to Mrs. Till
man as an appreciation for her splen
did services as regent during the past
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. Frank Warren in August.
At the conclusion of the meeting
sandwiches and fruit punch was serv
ed out on the lawn.
As the guests were departing, two
young men, Major Warren and Jo
seph Timmons came in for friends
and were welcomed. When one of
j them said he wished he might be a
D. A. R., they were told that they
were something better, D. (e) A. R.'s.
Henry H. Watkins Chosen for
Washington, July 14.-The long
j fight of the vacancy on the bench of
I the federal court for the Western dis
trict of South Carolina was settled
?here today by the nomination of Hen
ry H. Watkins, a weil known l?wyer
From the beginning of the fight Mr.
WatkLisi friends^ have, left -nothing;,
undone that woufd make his nomina
tion certain and as intimated in this 1 (
correspondence^ several times. Mr. ?c
Watkins comes off the winner. j
j A week ago the crisis in the situa- L
(tion was reached. It then became ap-'a
! parent that the nomination lay be- L
tween Mr. Watkins and Judge Thom-1?
as S. Sease of Spartanburg, but a!j
day or two ago it was announced as'a
j almost certain that Mr. Watkins !s
would be selected.
j Today Senator Dial said: "I am sat
isfied that we have made an excellent
recommendation. Mr. Watkins is a
lawyer of splendid ability, a gentle
man of highest standing -and one' who ?
j will do full credit to the federal
?bench. I know of no man whom we
?could have'selected who would more
'worthily fill the place. I am sorry that
other good men could not get it but
.there was only one place to give and
that has gone to Mr. Watkins."
The senate judiciary committee
now takes this matter under advise
ment and Mr. Watkins, probably will
"be confirmed within the next week or
Senator Dial has requested Chair
man Nelson of the judiciary commit
tee to expedite action upon the nomi
nation of Captin Watkins of Western
?district of South Carolina. Ordinarily,
the nomination with others received
today from the White House would
lie over till the next meeting of the
committee and then be referred to a
Regarding various reports that
have .been current concerning the
judgeship, Senator Dial today said:
"Every man whose claims were pre
sented to me had a fair showing be
fore the department of justice. I filed
all names that were submitted to me,
together with all recommendations
received. Some names and papers
reached me earlier than others and
the friends of some candidates made
independent representations directly
to the department. All names were
carefully considered after . ail had
Senator Dial said that the matter
had never reached a stage at which
it became necessary for him to de
clare whether or not he would oppose
the confirmation of any candidate.
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Edgefield County Interdenom
inational Sunday Convention
*at Steven's Creek Church,
July 23, 1919.
Convention Key Word: "VICTORY."
10:00 Devotional Exercises J. H.
10:15 Brief Bible Message-"Prep
aration for Victory," Rev. W. S.
10:40 How to double the attend
ance-Prof. G. F. Long.
11:05 "Our wants or their needs"
-Miss Cora^ Holland.
11:35 Period of business.
1. Record of Schools present
2. Appointment of Commit
11:50 "A challenge to Victory"-i
Mr.-R. D. Webb.
12:20 Miscellaneous business.
12: 40 Adjournment for dinner-i
Basket dinner on grounds.
2:00 Devotional Service.
2:15 Brief Bible Message-"Power
for Victory"-Rev. D. W. Kellar.
2:35 Victory in the county during
;he year (reports of all the county
and district officers.)
2:55 "A victory Sunday School"-!
Mr. R. D. Webb of Spartanburg, S. C.
3:25 Reports of committees and
jther matters of business.
3:50 "Three in one"-Miss Cora
4:15 "The preacher's preparation
[or his task"-Mr. A. S. Tompkins.;
4:40 Matters of business.
J. H. CANTELOU,
* County President.
> Illicit Distillery Located.
Just'before dosing cur forms three
.?venue officers; Cl A. Rector, "T. J.
Coleman and J. W. Kellett, and two
State constables, T. J. Smyrl and W.
r. Usery, brought a 30-gallon copper
till to Edgefield which they seized
it or near the sawmill of N. G. Ro
ley, which is operated on the farm
>f Mr. John Rainsford six miles from
Cdgefield.- Two gallons of whiskey
.nd five bushels of corn malt were
eized near Roney's hou:ie. Fire was
mder the furnace and the distillery
iras in operation but no one was
ound on the premises.
This thing of distilling liquor is
omething altogether new in Edge
ield county. It is a form of violation
f law that our people have not been
ccustomed to and will not tolerate,
?hey will stand by the officers of the
aw in their efforts to stamp it out.
Inspection of Porch Boxes.
The Porch Soxes will be inspected
he latter part of next week. Those
/ho agreed to enter the contest are
isted below but any others who have
oxes they would like to enter may
ave same inspected by the commit
ee and thereby stand a chance for
he $3.00 prize. Phone Mrs. John G.
Edwards who will notify the commit
The following are the contestants:
Misses Mae Tompkins, Gladys Pad
;ett, Virginia Addison, Ruth Hart,.
Sloise Hart, Miriam Norris, Elizabeth
tainsford, Marge Tompkins, Bessie
)unovant, Lillie Adams and Annie
)eloach; Mesdames Manly Timmons,
E. C. Bailey, Maggie Hill, W. E. Lott,
lartha Barker, C. E. May, Gerald La
?rone, W. F. McMurrain, J. G. Ed
wards, J. G. Holland, E. S. Rives and
V. L. Dunovant, Jr. /
The young man brought some vers
s to his father. "Father, I have writ
en poem^." "What! Let me see them
nstantly." The father read them over
arefully, the tears slowly welling to
is eyes as he did so. Finishing the
ast one he threw down the manu
cript, folded the boy to his breast
nd sobbed: "Oh' ray poor, poor son!"
Are they so bad as that, father?'*
Bad! They are excellent. They are
eal poetry. My boy, my boy, you will
tarve to death!"
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overs for that Ford which shows?
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