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?DGEFIELDr S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1919
Will Soon Sail for China. Sad
Death of Mr. Rhoden.
Girls and Boys Back
The Executive meeting of the
Ridge association which was planned
for Thursday at Ward, was not held,
as no one was able to attend on ac
count of the rains. The meeting was
to have been Saturday before, but
the weather prevented any atten
dance. Plans for the annual meeting
the last of August were to have been
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended the
meeting last Wednesday held in Co
lumbia, which concerned plans for
the great $75,000,000 fund.
Rev. John Jackson, of the Phillipi
Baptist church preached here on Sun
day evening in the Baptist church,
and this is perhaps the last message
that the people will hear from him be
fore he sails as a missionary to
China, the first week in August.
There is deep interest in the going
of Mr. Jackson, and there was a
large congregation to hear him, quite
a number being of his own church.
His message was a very-impressive
and appealing one. and the eyes of
many were moist as they listened to
him, resolving to do more than ever
for the cause of missions.
The service closed with a prayer
by Rev. W. S. Brooke, that God would
wonderfully bless this young man as
he labored for Him in foreign fields.
In his prayer he remembered the aged
father, and the other members of the
family that they might have a happy
re-union when seven years from now
their loved one would visit the home
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and
Marion, Mrs. J. Howard Payne with
little Margaret, and Mrs. T. R. Hoyt
and children will go this week to
North Carolina to spend a while in
Mrs. M. R. Wright and children
and Miss Sara Norris will go to Sul
livan's Island next week.
Lieut James Smith, of Roanoke,
Va., arrived this week for a visit to
his wife and little son, who have been
in the home of Mrs. Smith's father,
Mr. Walton, since Mr. Smith sailed |
for overseas last year. In a few days
they will go to Virginia to make
Mrs. Kate Edwards has gone to Vi
dalia, Ga., to visit relatives.
Mrs. B. T. Adams had the misfor
tune to have a fall last week and sus
tained a painful bruise about her
body. She has been in bed for several
After a period of much suffering,
Mr. - Rhoden died at his
home here last Tuesday. For some
time he had been afflicted with a can
cer on his neck ana all means were
resorted to, to give him relief and
Mr. Rhoden was a member of the
Baptist church and he died with a full}
trust in his Saviour, and during his
suffering was greatly sustained by !
his Heavenly Father. Mr. Rhoden was
a good friend and neighbor, and he
will be greatly missed.
Besides his widow he leaves a daugh
ter, Mrs. Hansford Rhoden, and three
sons. Also a brother, Mr. Arthur
The funeral services were conduc
ted byRev. W. S. Brooke on Wednes
day afternoon in the home and later
the body was laid to rest in the Mt.
of Olives cemetery.
Miss Francis Turner entertained
with a dinner party last week in com
pliment to some of her visiting col
lege friends of G. W. C.
Miss Mary James of Bishopville, is
the guest of Miss Annie Holmes Har
The Campfire girls and Boy Scouts
who were out for a week of camp
life last on a large creek near Gran
iteville, returned Friday and reported
a fine time. The rains were contin
uous and kept everything in a damp
ened state but the ardor of the young
people. But this made no difference
and was one of the least considered 1
happenings of the week. The parties
that acted as chaperones may not
though, have looked upon the rains
as did the young people.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis enter
tained a party of young people with
a spend the day party on Thursday
in honor of Miss Annie Maude Wil
bur, a guest of Miss Marie Lewis.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton has gone to
North Carolina where she will spend
the coming month in the mountains.
Mr. John Courtney of Atlanta, is
spending a while here with relatives.
Mr. Staunton Lott has returned
from a western visit, the chief point
being in California, where he spent
a while with his brother, Mr. James
Little Sarah Carolyn Dobey who
has been ill with pneumonia is now
much better and the nurse has been
able to leave. Everyone will be glad
to know of her improvement.
ir. Samuel Watson has returned
from Virginia where he has been tak
ing a course at one of the institutes.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Richards have
returned to their home in Ohio after
a visit in the home of the latter's sis
ter, Mrs. Herbert Eids<m.
Messrs Goode ar alker Mobley
are at home from a trip to New York.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn have re
turned from a two week's visit to
New York, returning by way of Ni
agara Falls and Washington, D. C.
Miss Elizabeth Harris has return
ed to Dearing, Ga., after a visit in
the home of her grandmother, Mrs.
P. L. Lott.
Filled Baptist Pulpit.
Rev. W. M. Whitesides. superinten
dent of the Baptist Hospital in Co
lumbia, came over at the reques
Dr. R. G. Lee and filled the Ba> ^"st
pulpit Sunday morning and evening,
preaching two very instructive and
inspiring sermons. Mr. Whitesides is '
a native of North Carolina but has I
been laboring in this State for sixteen ;
years. He was pastor of the Green |
Street Baptist church in Spartanburg j
for nine years and later served about !
six years with the State missionary
board, devoting his time chiefly to
the mill work in the State. Last De
cember he accepted the superinten
ds^ of the J^^^.GolnirJbia,
and is making a wonderful success
of that institution. Sunday evening
he made a brief statement before the
sermon concerning the hospital.
Practically all of the time the insti
tution is crowded to its utmost ca-1
pacity, the halls and all other availa- j
ble space being filled with cots. He
stated that in addition to meeting the !
cui-ent expenses of the institution he !
recently paid off a note of $1,000 and '
will in August be able to pay another j
note of like amount.
Mr. Whitesides referred to the '
training school for nurses which is be
ing conducted in connection with the
hospital, pointing out the thorough
ness of the course of three years and
of the high standard that is being
maintained. Under the curriculum
that has been recently adopted, Mr.
Whitesides stated that no other insti
tution in the South is doing the same
class of work. Soon a social service
department will be added, so as to
equip young women for social service
work in cities, rural districts and for
boards of health. The Baptist Hospit
al deserves the loyal support of the
denomination. It is doing a great
work, even larger in scope than was
contemplated when the institution
was founded. After several conversa
tions with Mr. Whitesides concerning
practically every phase of the insti
tution and its management, the writer
is convinced that the board of trus
tees made no mistake when they elec
ted Rev. W. M. Whitesides superin
tendent. He has had about ti ?. years'
experience in hospital work, ne pos
sesses .executive and business ability
to a very marked degree and is also
a devout, consecrated man who al
ways finds his source of success in a
Auction Sale Monday and
On account of continued rains and
the consequent almost impassable
condition of the public roads and
streets, the South Atlantic Realty
Company postponed the auction sale
of real estate which was to have been
held in Edgefield last Monday and
Tuesday until next Monday and Tues
day, August 4 and 5. See the full
page advertisement in this issue set
ting forth the property that will be
sold at auction. Very desirable lots
will bc sold, affording those who con
template building a home an oppor
tunity of securing a valuable lot. At
tend the sale both days.
Baptist _Sev , -Five-Million
The Bapt' . of South Carolina are
definitely co-operating with Baptists
of the South in a great drive for sub
scriptions to Missions, Education and
General Benevolence, in the sum of
$75,000,000 to be raised on a five
year plan during the eight days be
ginning November 30th and ending
December 7th. South Carolina Bap
tists have accepted as their quota in
the great drive the sum of $5,500,-.
000. This constitutes the largest un
dertaking ever assumed by the de
nomination in South Carolina and in
the South, but by no means too large
for them to raise with comparative
ease. It only requires the general en
listment of all the membership. This
will be done during the next four
months through an organization
which is being perfected, that will
reach every member in every church
throughout the State and the South.
An every-member canvass of every
church in the South will reveal their
willingness to do a big thing and their
ability to do far beyond anything
that has been imagined in all the past.
The Baptists are so numerous that
no individual will be called upon to
do more than he has the ability to do,
yet all will do more than they have
The big campaign was opened for
South Carolina in Columbia Tuesday,
July 22, when there were assembled
with the organizers, the associational
organizers and publicity from every
part of the State. With but few ex
ceptions every association was well
represented. The leaders of the Wo
man's Missionary Societies were
there in full force and are actively,
participating in the campaign. The
Baptist women of the South have
agreed to raise one-fifth of the entire
sum, or $15,000,000. The men an&
women who came together in Colum-.
bia exhibited an intelligent .grasp, up?'
oirthe greatness th^orthmess/and !
the . *ssity of the undertaking, and i
these ^ualities were matched by a |
enthusiam to put the job over at !
whatsoever cost and in a truly great i
and worthy manner.
The headquarters of the campaign !
in South Carolina are located at
Greenville, with Drs. W. T. Derieux
and Chas. A. Jones, General Direc
tors, President W. J. McGlothlin of ?
Furman University as State Organi-1
zer, and Rev. Thos. J. Watts, State '
Sunday School Secretary, as State
Can and Will the Baptists Do It?
The answer is an unqualified YES.
And this answer is given because the
undertaking had its beginning in the
denominational heart and conscience.
The campaign was ordered by the
unanimous vote of nearly five thou
sand messengers in attendance upon j
the Southern Baptist Convention at
Atlanta last May. It was the express
ed will of Southern Baptists that the
money should be raised and Southern
Baptists have ability to match their
will. In answer to the query "Can
the Baptists raise $5,000,000," Dr.
E. Y. Mullins, President of the
Southern Baptist Theological Semi
nary, says, "It is my strong convic
tion that we are able to do it. My rea
sons are: that in numbers, in wealth,
in enthusiasm and in the conviction
of our people we are abundantly able
to do it." Hon. E. W. Stevens, for
merly president of the Southern Bap
tist Convention, says: "Most assured
ly we can raise it. The South was nev
er so prosperous, nor were its people
ever so full of hope and enthusiasm,"
Dr. George W. McDaniel, pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Richmond,
Va., says: "Three million white Bap
tists, enjoying prosperity and living
in a section of increasing wealth, can
readily raise seventy-five millions for
the Kingdom in five years." Mr. J. H.
Anderson, Knoxville, Tenn., a rich
and thoroughly and passionately in
terested layman, answers: "Yes-a
thousand times, Yes."
Candidate for Cotton Weigher
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for cotton weigher for
the town of Trenton and respectfully
solicit the support of farmers who
sell their cotton at Trenton. If elect
ed, I pledge myself to render impar
tial and satisfactory service.
JOHN E. COVAR,
Marriage of Mr. Gary Satcher
and Miss Elizabeth Roper.
Cordial interest will be taken in
the marriage of Mr. Gary Satcher and
Miss Elizabeth Roper, who were mar
ried at six-thirty Wednesday even
ing at the First Baptist church, the
Rev. E. L. Grace officiating. No cards
were sent out and only two intimate
friends were present, for the young
couple took even the members of
their families by surprise, giving no
previous announcement of their in
dentions to any one. The bride wore
a handsome coat suit of midnight
blue with cream georgette blouse and
hat of dark blue straw that were ex
tremely becoming to her. Immediate
ly after the ceremony the bride and
groom left for New York and on their
return they will make their home
Mrs. Satcher is the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Roper, for
merly of Edgefield, S. C., now of
She is a beautiful girl and very
charging:. Mr. Satcher is a well
known business man of the firm of
Nixon and Satcher. He is formerly of
Johnston, S. C., but has been in busi
ness here for some years.-Augusta
The Advertiser wafts congratu
lations to this happy young couple,
both of whom belong to Edgefield.
Mr. Satcher is a son of Mr. W? W.
Satcher who until recently was a res
ident of Johnston, and made many
friends in Edgefield while he attend
ed the South Carolina Co-Education
al Institute from which he graduated.
He is now a member pf the large
grocery firm of Satcher and Nixon of
Augusta. The beautiful young bride
was born and reared in Edgefield,
where she is still greatly beloved, be
ing the second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. P. Roper.
Executive Committee Selected,
^ru?sday morning Mrv 'A. A. Frotz
man, director of organization of the
American Cotton Association, came
to Edgefield to confer with citizens
looking to the selection of an execu
tive committee for Edgefield county
whose duty it shall be to organize
every school district in the county, j
A few representative citizens gather- j
ed in the Court House, as many as
could be notified, to hear Mr. Protz
man present the work of thc organi
zation. J. L. Mims was requested to
act as chairman. A committee consist
ing of Mr. W. A. Strom, Mr. W. H.
Harling and Mr. A. C. Yonce was ap
pointed to recommend 10 representa
tive men to serve as members of the
county executive committee, the sug
gestion of Mr. Strom, to the effect
that every section of the county be
represented, being adopted. The com
mittee recommended that A. E. Pad
gett, B. B. Jones, J. Wm. Thurmond,
S. A. Brunson, A. C. Yonce, B. R.
Tillman, W. M. Sawyer, S .T. Wil
liams and C. M. Williams and these
gentlemen were selected through the
adoption of the report. Mr. W. A.
Strom's name was afterward added
by a unanimous vote of all present,
as he is probably better informed as
to the work of the'association than
any other man in the county, having
attended cotton conferences-in New
Orleans and Columbia. Mr. Strom
will call a meeting of the committee
Saturday at Edgefield.
Germans May Use U. S. Cotton.
Washington, July 28.-German
cotton mills with 10,000,000 spindles,
estimated as still suitable for opera
tion can consume about 1,000,000
bales o? cotton during the next year,
if means are found ' to finance the
movement of the commodity from the
United States, said a report by Erwin
W. Thompson, commercial attache of
the bureau of foreign and domestic
commerce, made public to-night.
Mr. Thomson outlined a plan by
which Danish and Dutch traders may
be furnished cotton for resale to Ger
many and allowed to assume a pari
of the credit risk. Out of 4,067,018
bales of cotton in storage in the
United States on June 30, he estimat
ed a very large proportion was clas
si fled in the lower grades, which are
especially suitable for German mills.
"At this time the German mills
would be eager buyers for the lowest
grades," Mr. Thompson's report said,
pointing out that during the war they
have been operating on wastes, shod
dy, nettle fiber and paper, owing to
(the pressure of the blockade.
"Cotton experts are agreed that the
cotton in public store in the United
States is nearly all of grades below
those most desired by domestic mills."
Declaring that the problem for the
American producers and holders of
cotton was to find a way to offer large
assorted stocks of cotton to offer Ger
man spinners and at the same time
be secured for the value of their
property. Mr. Thompson said that
warehouses and exchange facilities
in Rotterdam, Holland, now were
available for handling such a trade.
"Several strong trading companies
in Rotterdam are in a position to han
dle and finance cotton in Germany as
fast as they can consume it," he said.
"Matters can be so arranged with
them that American bankers can fi
nance the cotton in any amount into
safe warehouses in Holland, and the
Hollanders can arrange their own
credits for delivery to German spin
ners in lots to suit their weekly or
"Owing to great labor troubles at
the moment, it would be hard to start
up spinning in full capacity, even if
the cotton were on the spot. But it is
estimated that within a few months
after cotton begins to arrive the mills
could use 40,000 bales a month."
Danish traders are also willing, Mr.
Thompson reported, to resume hand
ling cotton into Russia and would al
so stand willing to join in supplying
Congressional Primary August
the 26. i
Columbia, S. C., July 29.-The
state democratic executive committee
met in Columbia to-day and designa
ted August 26 as the date for the pri
mary election to nominate represen
tatives to fill the vacancies caused by
the death of the late Congressman
Ragsdale and the resignation of Con
gressman Lever. The second primary
will be hel&two, we^..latgr^houl.d.
one be necessary.
Governor Cooper designated Octo
ber 7 as the date for the general elec
tion. After the committee had ad
journed, presuming that the speaker
of the lower house of the congress of
the United States had to order an
election. A telegram was dispatched
to Speaker Gillett by Governor Coop
er at the suggestion of the committee j
requesting that he designate October
7. A telegram was simultaneously
sent to Congressman Stevenson. La-1
ter in the day the fifth district con- j
gressman advised that the constitu-1
tion provided that the governor of
the state had that authority and that I
the speaker "declined to interfere." j
An itinerary was also arranged, !
opening in each district August 12, j
with speaking each day until each
county in the districts had been visit
All pledges must be filed by noon
of August ll, and an assessment fee
of $250 paid. , [
The question of opening the books
of enrollment for returned soldiers
was considered, but the committee
concluded that the. rules of the party
precluded the opening of the books
out of the regular period every two
The Edgefield County Sunday
School Convention which was to have
been held at Stevens Creek Church
on Wednesday, July 23, had to be
postponed until August because of
the continued rainy weather. The
roads and streams were almost im
passable, and although the State
workers, Mr. Webb and Miss Holland,
tnd others speakers were ready to go
out, it was felt unwise to attempt the
Convention on Wednesday. The time
will be announced later for the Con
vention. J. H. Cantelou, President,
and W. W. Fuller, Secretary, are in
charge of the Convention arrange
Sunday School Convention.
Historic Horn's Creek is hostess
to-day and to-morrow to the Edgefield
County Baptist Sunday School con
vention , which if the condition of
the public roads will permit will be
largely attended. The Edgefield Sun
day School convention which was to
have been held at Stevens Creek
church last Wednesday, was post
poned until some time in August on
account of the weather and almost
impassable condition of the roads.
RED OAK GROVE.
Annual Missionary Meeting.
Public-spirited Citizens Do
ing Good Work on the
Our best wishes and hearts' desire
is that ?he Sunday School convention
which is to be held this week at Horns
Creek will be one of the best in its
history, for the Sunday School work
is what counts next to the work done
around our firesides.
The splendid program published
last week should inspire a good at
tendance :.nd we trust each Sunday
School will have at least one repre
The annual meeting of the Wo
man's Mission Society of the Red Oak
Grove Circle No. 1 will be held at the
home of Mrs. Mamie Bussey, date not
yet stated. We are planning to invite
the companio of each attendant.
Miss Mamie Bussey being chair
man of the personal service work
of the Y. W. A., we are expecting an
; interesting report at the August
meeting. The girls had a most inter
esting program last month, which ne
cessitated each girl familiarizing her
self with the work given in Home and
; Foreign Fields, which they found
?quite helpful by connecting with the
[program given in Royal Service. Our
girls work in perfect harmony, each
?trying to do their best, manifesting
at all times a most lovable spirit.
J Our societies are planning big
; things now for the annual meeting
(at Stevens Creek. Each organization
?is busy trying to be ready with good
The community barbecue at Flat
j Rock was an all around success,
i Though the day was rather inclement,
nearly every family attended, many
'from Red Oak Grove contributed and
all came together, having a sump
tuous dinner and an enjoyable day.
?AU praise to the "cue" committee .and
HtheHchaimnani 'Mr.- Johnnie ? Bailey, '
?for the most excellent meat and hash,
and Messrs. Dow, Agner and Bussey
for arranging such a pleasant coming
together, and courteous thanks to all
Messrs Eugene and Harry Gig
nialliatt from Brunswick, Ga., are vis
iting their grandfather, Hon. T. W.
Mrs. George Bussey ,Jr., has re
turned from McCormick, S. C.
where she visited her sister, Mrs.
Mr. Bruce N. Timmerman is now
at Asheville, N. C. very pleasantly
situated and improving each day.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Timmerman
have returned from south, Georgia
where they visited the former's broth
ers, Messrs Robert and Luther Tim
I Our community has come together
and is doing some good road working,
which was a matter of do that or stay
Cole L. Blease out for Congress
Former Gov?rnor Cole L. Blease
announced Monday that he would be
in the race for Congress, at the gen
ei'al election, but that he would not
be a candidate in the primary. Mr.
Blease is preparing the platform on
which he will enter the race and
states that he will announce this in a
Mr. Blease says that he is not bolt
j ing the party but that he simply does
not mean to enter the primary. "I'm
done with primaries," said Mr.
Mr. Blease stated that there is only
one condition on which he will-change
his mind and withdraw from the gen
eral election, and that is, that a cer
tain candidate is nominated in the
primary. Asked who that candidate
was, Mr. Blease stated that he did not
care to state.
Mr. Blease says he wants the
Seventh District seat to be vacated
by Congressman Lever and that he
believes he can make a strong race
for it.-Columbia Record.
A meeting of the executive board
of the Edgefield Baptist Association
will be held at the Baptist church at
Edgefield at ll o'clock Wednesday
morning, August 6.As important bus
iness is to be attended to, every mem
ber is urged to be present. All min
isters in the association are invited
'and urged to attend this meeting.