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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3,1919 NO. 26
Mass Meeting in Interest of
Dixie Highway. Annual
Meeting of W. M. U.
School Soon Opens.
There was a mass meeting held
here last Monday evening in interest
of the Dixie Highway. The people of
Johnston and vicinity are very anx
ious that the route will be by John
ston and the matter was well dis
cussed and several speeches made at
the meeting. A good amount was
subscribed toward the proposed
The annual meeting of the W. M.
U. of the Ridge association was held
last Tuesday and Wednesday at Sar
dis Baptist Church. The meeting was
to have been had on the 13 and 14,
but the rains washed away several
bridges which caused the meeting to
be postponed for two weeks. The
same conditions prevailed at the
second named date and it was not
possible tor any of the delegates
from the societies here to attend.
A splendid report was to be made
from this church as each society
went over the apportioned amount.
Miss Frances Turner returned on
Monday from the Baptist Hospital
in Columbia after a month's stay
there, following a double operation.
Her many friends are delighted to
have her back again.
Mrs. Allen Mobley and children
have j;one to Middlebrook. Va., to
visit the former's mother and other
Mrs. J. A. Doboy with Jar.ics Nix
on and Sara Carolyn, returned Sun
day from Spartanburg after a few
weeks' visit to relatives.
Mrs. Wilbur Wertz and two little
children of Columbia, are guests ;.i
the home of Mr. O. S. Wertz.
Mrs. J. W. G randy of Batesburg,
is visiting relatives.
Mrs. Paul Perry of Charleston ii
v.stting in xne lib rn e oi Mr. Pope
Everyone will bc glad to know
that Mr. J. Howard Payne is now
improving after a serious double
operation for appendicitis and gall
stone, which he underwent about
three weeks at the University Hos
pital in Augusta.
Mrs. Joseph Cox has gone to New
York with a party of friends on a
Miss Mallie Waters has returned
from a two weeks' stay at Glenn
Springs also a visit to Manning, S.
C., in the home of her sister, Mrs.
Boger. During this visit she was
present at the marriage of Miss
Helen Boger. which was a happy
event during her stay.
Miss Luelle Norris has gone to
Middlebrooke, Va., to visit Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright -have
returned to Georgetown after a visit
in the home of the Misses Sawyer.
Mrs. John Browne and children
are at home from a month's stay in
Texas and California with relatives.
Miss Ella Mobley of Columbia is
the guest of her sister, Miss Lillian
Mrs. Heber Ballentine has gone
to Batesburg to visit in the home of
Mrs. J. L. Walker and Misses
Mary and Helen Walker and Dawson
Walker are at home from a visit in
Mrs. James Tompkins 'and chil
dren have been visiting in Bates
Mrs. J. W. Marsh and Messrs.
Theodore Marsh and Fred Parker
have been in Spartanburg as guests
of the former's sisters, Mesdames
Isom and Wilson, and from there
they went to Henderson ville, N. C.,
for a week's stay. While in Spartan
burg they were the recipients of
much social attention.
Miss Sallie Dozier entertained a
party of friends on last Tuesday
evening in a very happy manner.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Mrs. Estelle Gough of New Or
leans has been for a visit to Mrs.
Pearce Stevens and other friends.
There are many pleasant memories
connected with Mrs. Gough and her
lamented husband, during their so
journ of two years here and all her
friends were delighted to see her.
Mrs. Gough has completed the
course at the Training School i
Louisville, Ky., and is now engage
Jin a fine and fruitful work for th
She made an impressive talk a
prayer meeting telling of her wor
and what is being accomplished.
Mrs. Spann Toney entertained
number of her friends last Wednes
day with a beautiful lawn party, th
occasion being at the home of Mn
Annie P. Harrison. Fruit nectar wa
served as the guests entered an
score cards were given for progres
sive rook, the tables being arrange^
out or. the lawn which was very coo
and inviting. After a (very enjoyabl
game, block cream and cake wer
J Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyi
have returned from a visit to th
boyhood home of the former and af
?ter a few days' stay in the home o
relatives, will return to Greenwood
j Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott am
Marion, Mr and Mrs.. J. H. Whit
and Miss Hallie White are at hom?
from Henderson ville, N. C., when
.they have been for two months,
j Mrs. George dickerson of Co
lumbia has been visiting in the homi
iof Mrs. Fannie Nickerson.
Miss Alma Woodward has return
ed to Washington, D. C., after <
visit to friends. Everyone was glai
to see her for during her residenei
here she was held in warm affectioi
(by all. She has a govei.mient posi
tion in Washington.
Mrs. jnnn i.lobley has returnee
from a sojourn in the mountains
She joined her sister, Mrs. Childress
at Creer, S. C., and the trip was
iiiau? in their car.
' The High School begins on Sep
itembcr Lo, and already the boys
.ind girls are counting the fast fleet
ing lays of vacation.
Reports of Mrs. Jim Johnson whe
is ai; the University Hospital state
that she has been resting better, but
h'?r general fonditfon is about th.fi
Mr. Jasper Bartley was operated
on at the University Hospita*! on
Saturday and is doing as well a.
could be expected.
Mrs. Marie Dozier ."pent Satur:'.,
in Augusta with her niece, Mis. -Iti
lla Harris, who is at the Hospital
suffering from an attack of malarial
fever. Mrs. Harris is thc mother of
Miss Sluth Harris who has been a stu
dent in the High Schoo1 for the past
Fifth Sunday union meeting was
held with Dry Creek Baptist church
on Saturday and Sunday. There
were several from the Baptist
church here to attend.
Mr. Frank Bland had the misfor
tune to have his car taken from him
while he was in Augusta Saturday.
The car was parked on Broad Street.
?Mr. Bland, on Monday said he
thought they had some clue as to the
Will Meet Saturday.
A meeting of the school district
representatives of the Cotton Asso
ciation have been called to meet in
Edgefield, Saturday to effect a per
manent organization and to attend
to other business. A full attendance
is desired and urged.
! Seized Still Near Edgefield.
1 Thursday Sheriff W. R. Swearing
en accompanied by Mr. Tillman Bus
hey, acting upon information that he
had received, went out to the farm
about one mile from the County
jHome that is cultivated by Mr. J. W.
I Reese and his son, Mr. J. W. Reese,
!Jr., and as the result of the search
of an unoccupied house on the prem
ises, seized a portion of a still that
bore evidence of having been opera
ted recently. A keg that had contain
ed whiskey was in the room and
about 10 gallons of mash, whatever
that is. We do not know unless it is
a mixture of the ingredients from
.which whiskey is distilled. In the
loft of the house the officers who
searched every nook and cranny,
! found a copper still that was unfin
ished. Upon their return to Edge
! field the officers had warrants issued
?and served upon Mr. J. W. Reese and
.his son, Jos Reese, Jr. They gave
bond and will await trial in the State
or federal court. We understand that
the accused men disclaim any
knowledge of the presence of the
still on the premises.
RED OAK. GROVE.
Good Delegation to Stevens
Creek. 75 Million Cam
paign Under Way.
The 75 Million Campaign in our
church has been organized, at least
the committee of workers has been
appointed, both by the church and
W. M. U. Mr. T. W. Lamb is chair
man with Mrs. Fannie Griffis, has
been appointed by church. Th?re is
much to be done to carry the cam
paign through, that none of us need
feel there is not a part for all and
many ways to render assistance.
We have often felt we had done
a good thing for the Kingdom build- f
ing when a copy of Royal Service
or Baptist Courier, was prayerfully
placed, and now th?t we must keep
ourselves informed on* the 75 Million
and what it means to read our de
nominational periodicals it must not
be rejected when presented.
Our different organizations were*;
well represented at Stevens Creek
last week. The meeting was full of
good things for us all. Arriving too
late, due to some "car disease," we
missed our superintendent's annual
address and we know by the past
what they are and exceedingly re
Mrs. Bose made so plain the
great work before us, impressing the
hearers of the possibility in faith of
thc great undertaking."
Mrs. J. R. Fizer also brought out
the knowledge of the belief in this
Baptist movement, uniting the work
ers by strong and never failing pow
er of prayer, making each to feel i
there is strength in uniting. Both |
speakers manifested abounding de-i
votion and consecration, and their
presence is felt wherever they go?;
for our ??car Master's work.
With much regret, the resignation
of Miss Emmie Lanham as pu??cr?n-.
tend?nl of \V. A. nas been ac- j
cepted. .Miss Emmie made many j
many warm friends by her kind and!
encouraging words to the girls in !
their work. Many kind wishes follow ;
her in her new endeavors.
The V. W. A.'s of lied Oak Grove
feel quite proud of being again on
the Honor Roll. One of the most in-1
struct i ve meetings they have ever '
held was the first mission study
meeting. They are growing in in
terest, being under the leadership of
Miss Mamie Hussey. They are plan
ning for State Mission Day.
I The Sunbeam band is enthusias
tic over the work for the new year as
?their leader, Miss Kahtleeen Ken- .
rick has it. mapped out for them, re-1
?solving to do more next year.
Our circle meets with Mrs. Os-1
car Timmcrma,n Wednesday after
noon, 10th inst. Mrs. Mamie Bussey
.Miss Bertha Parkman will be hos
tess for the V. W. A. for this month
on the third Sunday afternoon.
Miss Kathleen Kenrick had as her
guests quite a number of Sunbeams
Mr. W. Holloway Clcgg and wife
: accompanied by Mrs. E. A. Rogers
'spent week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
M. T. Clegg. Being from Greenwood
county, of course they commented
freely on our almost inpassable
The repair work on Modoc bridge
will be passable by Tuesday so that
our mail carrier may resume his
?work again. While we have missed
oui- regular daily mail service, we
have not envied Mr. Reese of his rest
for surely he needed it and more, as
it is a miserable 1 stretch of bad
road. We are constrained to com
mend him for his faithfulness.
Mrs. Sam Agner's condition im
proved very much during her stay in
Greenwood. She returned home last
Saturday, bringing with her Mrs.
John Holland and little Ruth, who
will remain several days before re
turning to their home in Greenwood.
Among those of the house-party
at Mrs. George Bussey's were Mr.
Davis May of Edgefield, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Bradley of McCormick,
.Mrs Joe Ramsey of Charleston and
Rev. Pat Bussey and family of
Mr. Frank Kenrick will resume
his school duties at Georgia Military
Academy on September !Uh.
(Continued on 4th page)
Large Attendance. Excellent
Reports. Increasing Inter
est in All Missionary
<u : 9
The annual convention of> the
Woman's Missionary Union, Auxil
iaiiy to the Edgefield association,
took place at Stevens Creek where
on*, of the earliest societies was or
orctanized by Rev. G. W. Bussey
many years ago, on Wednesday and
Thursday of last week.
The weather was fine and the
roads very good, which was a de
lpatful experience after the anx
iety about weather for many weeks
. ^The morning session was called to
oruer by Mrs. J. L. Mims, superin
tendent, and Mrs. J. N Talbert of
Bethany conducted the devotions.
"Jesus Calls Us" the W. M. U.
hymn for the year, was the opening
^yirnn, later that great song "I gave
|K| life to thee," the greetings being
jj?f.<b:: by Miss Ruby Ransom.
ftaChe review of societies showed a
representation from all societies ex
cept Rehoboth, tParksville, Plum
Branch, Modoc and Clarks Hill.
?Jj-?ry society reported the apportion
hm'it met and all but two had gone
bj&ond the goal in gifts.
??Blonor Roll badges were presented
tjjfeRepublican and Edgefield societies
un*, later after hearing from the del
te from Hardys, it was decided
this society should also have
r. Lee presented these badges
t<3?Mrs. Carrie Hammond and Mrs.
LV B. Hollingsworth. Mrs. T. J.
Briggs is president of the Hardy's
Visitors were introduced as fol
WWys: Dr. R. G. Lee, Mrs. Janie
Scse Southern, W. M. U. organizer
? v the 75 Million Compaign, Mrs.
' -\j ,^izer. state corresponding .sec
retary of the W. M. U. and Mrs.
John 0. Gough, now of the New
Orleans Baptist Bible Institute. Mrs.
Pierce Stevens of the Ridge associa
tion was also welcomed.
The report of the treasurer was
made by .Mrs. Kellar Fair, and Mrs.
W. li. Cogburn, first division presi
dent maile thc report of her work,
and invited the societies in her divi
sion to come to Edgefield for a meet
ing on September 25.
Mrs. Henry Medlock, second di
vision president^ made a report and
it was very much regretted that Mrs.
Medlock would not be a member of
our association many more days, as
they atc moving to Greenwood this
Tin- absence of the third division
president, Mrs. .1. M. Bussey, was not
ed with regret, a!! of the west side
societies being kept away by the loss
of bridges and bad roads.
Mrs. B. L. Mims of Edgefield, as
sociational chairman of Mission
Study made a very interesting talk
and report of the year's work, and
an encouraging one under the cir
cumstances of the past winter, 11!
classes having been held during the
Mrs. J. L. Mims read the super
intendent's report giving the plan
i for the raising of this year's quota
I for the 75 Million Campaign by the
?Mission societies. Doubling the ap
portionment on the cards-will accom
plish the financial purpose.
! Mrs. Janie Bose, of Louisville,
?Kentucky, was then called to the
?platform and made a most eloquent
?presentation of the meaning of the
75 Million Campaign.,
Following this Mrs. Donald Smith
of Antioch read the achievements of
South Carolina Union in relation to
In the absence of Miss Ruth Sal
ter, secretary, who is ill at her home
in Trenton, Mrs. J. P. Nixon of
Edgefield was asked to act as sec
retary, and at this time read the as
An offering of $i).:>U was made
for Edisto Academy and after pray
er by Dr. Lee, the meeting ad
journed for dinner.
In the absente of M's i Emmie
Lanham who has made so faithful
a superintendent of Y. W. A. for
several years, Mrs. A. B. Carwile of
Edgefield took charge of the after
noon session. Miss Lanham has gone
to Charleston where she has accept
ed a government position at the
Navy yard. "0 Zion Haste" was
sung and the 23rd Psalm repeated
in concert and the societies respond
ed to the roll call, five being present
ed with Honor Roll badges by Mrs
Tillman: Edgefield Y. W. A., Miss
Hortense Padgett, president; Red
Oak Grove Y. W. A., Mrs. T. W.
Lamb; Edgefield G. A., Mrs. R. G.
Lee; Edgefield R. A., Mrs. E. S.
Rives and Republican G. A., Mrs. W.
0. Whatley. All these young people's
societies are on the standard of Ex
Mrs. Carwile read Miss Z^anham's
report showing total amount from
Miss Florence Mims made a talk
on the subject "Relating the college
girls' talents to the W. M. U."
Miss Margaret May gave a beau
tiful message'in song.
Mrs. J. R. Fizer made a wonder
ful address on the 75 Million Cam
The Royal Ambassador chapter
of Edgefield was represented by
Mrs. Gough made a very interest
ing talk on the New Orleans Bible
School of which she is a teacher, and
told why this school was included in
the gifts for the 75 Million.
At the close of the afternoon ses
sion a very impressive pageant took
place, representing Christian woman
hood giving the light to the heathen
world, the participants being mem
bers of the girls' auxiliary of Edge
field, dressed in the costumes of
many nations holding candies un
lighted, but holding them out to
Christian womanhood as they march
ed by dressed in white with their
candles lighted. The candles of the
heathen world were lit while Mrs. A.
B. Carwile and Mrs. R. G. Lee sang
"I'll go where you want me to go,
dear Lord." As the Christian woman
hood marched ir! Mrs. Carwile and
Mrs. ...Lee^ sang_ "Send the Lierht,
the blessed gospel light."
The visitors who had seen the
same pageant at the Southern W.
M. U. expressed themselves as highly
pleased and said it was verv inspir
ing. Mrs. Lee arranged the pageant
which was a fitting climax to the
The Sunbeam program of the an
nual meeting is always one of the
most attractive sessions, and on this
occasion it surpassed any program
of previous years. In the 20 churches
?of the association, Mrs. Tillman, who
i presided over the program, has or
ganized IS Sunbeam bands and
hopi-s to make the record complete
Muring this year.
j The opening song was sung by the
congregation, "From Greenland's
Icy Mountains," recommended to the
children to b? memorized during the
year. Thc program was permeated
?with thc rainbow idea, and a very ar
ti.-: ic rainbow, the work of Miss
Lyon, leader of Edgefield Sunbeams,
\\vas placed across the platform, the
scripture. containing promises of
?(?oil was read by Miss Kathleen Ken
rick, leader ot* lied Oak Grove Sun
beams and prayer made by Willie
Agner, a dear little boy of this so
The John Laka Sunbeam song was
sung very enthusiastically by the
'children who hail marched in a pro
cessional to the front seat..- ;>t the
beginning of the program.
An exercise by seven little girls
in the colors of the rainbow was
given by Addie Blocker of Stevens
Jreek, Eva Agner, Red Oak Grove,
a representative of Bethany Sun
beams, Mary Thurmond, Margaret
Lyon, Carolyn Dorn and Margaret
Strom of Edgefield. After each one
had said a little poem beginning
with the colors of the rainbow, little
Miss Margaret Lyon sang a rainbow
The bands were then called in re
view, four little girls, Mamie and
Sallie May Brunson and Eva and
Susan Walker singing "Jesus Will,"
with accompaniment by Mrs. Donald
Smith. This was beautiful and one of
the most attractive and helpful fea
tures of the morning. Little Miss
Mamie Brunson made the report
. The Sunbeam band at Berea ans
wered the roll call by sending little
(Continued on 4th page)
Large Attendance Sunday. on
Union Meeting at Red
Hill. Inspiring Sermon.
The second division of the union
meeting was held at Red Hill church
on Saturday and Sunday, large
crowds gathering both days.
On Sunday the morning service
was conducted by Rev. J. W. Kester
son who also preached a very con
vincing sermon on missions. Mr.
Kesterson had made an effort to get
assistance for the preaching hour
from some visiting brother, but no
one came to his rescue and he very
graciously took charge.
Mrs. Henry Medlock was organist
and Miss Ellen Prescott played on
the piano, Mr. Kesterson leading
the singing and directing the music.
A collection was taken of about
$16.00 for State Missions.
Red Hill always provides large
crowds and as much dinner as the
crowds can consume. We wondered
as the church was so full and the Red
Hill people had provided for the day
I before and a week during the re
Icent revival, if there would be plenty
for all who were there. There was
j abundance of everything that was
'good arjd enough for another day.
Most of the churches of the division
After dinner, Mr. J. H." Cantelou,
: having been invited for the occasion,
! arrived, having looked after the in
terests of his Sunday School at Edge
J field before leaving and made an in
spirational address on the 75 Mil
'lion Campaign. Dr. Bell of McCor
mick, Mr. J. L. Mims and others
spoke on the work.
It was announced that the Wo
j man's Missionary Union of the 2nd
division would meet at Red Hill on
I the third Sunday in September for
an all day meeting observing State
?Mission D?y and holding a-mass-\
? meeting in the afternoon for the 75
j The following is a copy of an
nouncements that have been issued
to the approaching marriage of two
j Columbia young people in whom
'many Edgefield people have an af
fectionate and an abiding interest:
j (Mrs. Carrie Sue Tompkins
announces the approaching marriage
of her daughter
j ' to
Mr. Julian Porter Key
'on Wednesday, the 10 of September
I nineteen hundred and nineteen
Columbia, South Carolina
after the 25 of September
1322 Lady Street
1 Columbia, South Carolina
Program of Edgefield Movies.
Friday: An attractive feature,
"Broadway Bili," in five reels and a
drama featuring Harold Lockwood,
will be given. These numbers will be
-ure to please. Teil your friends
Saturday: "Phantom Extra Moon
shiner" in which thc star, William
Har!, figures will be presented. "The
Landlady's Pet" by Charlie Chaplin
will also be given. Don't fail to see
Monday: "Deny Ireland" will be
given in five reels. This is an exceed
ingly strong number. Also the
."World's News" in one reel should
.be an attractive feature. Tell youd
'friends about this strong program
?for the Movies in the Edgefield
The friends of Miss Janie Reel
were surprised Monday morning to
learn that she and Mr. Joseph J.
Boazman were married Sunday at
Greenwood by Dr. J. E. Smith at
?the Baptist parsonage. They motored
?to Greenwood and wer? accompanied
by Mr. Warren Reel, Mr. Wallace
?Reel and Miss Ida Timmerman and
I Misses Maybel, Lucile and Pearl
The bride is thc eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W T. Reel, who
possesses many lovable qualities.
Edgefield reluctantly given her up to
Chappelis where Mr. Boazman re
sides and is engaged in buying cot