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VOl^Sy ' -~ . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. IO, 1919 NO. 27
Farmers and Merchants Bank
in New Quarters. Beauti
ful Marriage. Water
The business of the Farmers and
Merchants Bank is now being trans
acted at the new headquarters on
Main Street and is a most attractive
place, and very convenient to its pa
trons. The new headquarters were
formally opened on last Tuesday and
previously most cordial letters were
sent out to friends and patrons to
come and inspect the new arrange
ments, see the vault and other fix
tures. All during th? day the officials
with great pleasure, exhibited the in
terior of the new bank and everyone
was given a useful souvenir.
The question of waterworks is
now one of the chief topics of dis
cussion, and some action concerning
such for the town will be taken at
an early date. When the question of
waterworks is settled, in favor of
such, the $500 that was willed to the
town of Johnston, by Capt. Johnston
for whom it was named, will be given
over for the publi: fountain. This
was given about five years ago, but
according to the will, can be used
only for a fountain.
A quiet but beautiful and solemn
marriage took place last Wednesday
evening at eight o'clock in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hatcher. The
bride was Miss Lucille Duncan, of
Atlanta, a sister of Mrs. Hatcher,
and the groom was Mr. Lawrence H.
Smith of Opelika, Ala.
The marriage was solemnized here
owing to sickness in the home of the
bride. The scene of the marriage was
a bower of loveliness in quantities of
golden rod and ferns and gates of
Reynolds, formed a path for the
bridal party. Little Estelle Wright
and Grave Ellen Cassells opened the
gates and Irene Estelle LaGrone
scattered rose petals in the pathway.
The bride's sister, Miss Lillie Mae
Duncan, in a lovely green costume,
entered just previous to the bridal
pair, and was preceded by little Ruth
Shelton Sawyer, who carried the
ring in a lily. The bride and groom
came next and they twain were made
as one by Rev. W. S. Brooke, who
spoke the words that linked their
-The bride was beautiful in a coat
suit of navy velour with accessories
in gray, and carried a shower bou
quet of bride's roses and valley lil
lies. Following sincere and warm
congratulations, the happy pair left
for a honeymoon at Grove Park Inn,
Asheville, N. C.
They were the recipient of many
handsome gifts, the groom's parents
giving a check for $12,000. Among
the out of town guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Smith, Sr., of
Opelika, and Miss Zola Haralson of
Mrs. O. D. Black entertained with
a dining on Saturday for Mrs. E. A.
Schnell, of Greenwich, Conn.
The dwelling of Mrs. Kittie Rush
ton has been rented by two of Co
lumbia';; most qualified trained nurs
es, one of them being Miss Scruggs,
who has had several cases here, and
any rest periods that these nurses
take are to be spent here. The de
mand for nurses being great, the
young ladies have not yet had the
privilege of a rest in their new home.
A cordial welcome is extended them.
Miss Conya Crouch entered Sum
merland College last week and Mr.
Roy Crouch at Edisto School.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn returned
on Thursday from Hiawassee, Ga.,
where they were called to the bed
side of Dr. Corn's mother, who was
in a critical state. She had suffered
from a fall down the stairs and was
unconscious for a while but her con
dition is very favorable now.
Mrs. Prott and little Jack Prott
are guesfs'of Mrs. W. P. Cassells.
On Sunday 28th there will begin a
movement all over the Southern
States for an increase of membership
in Baptist Sunday Schools. The Bap
tist Sunday School here will have a
big day and every member is asked
to bring a new member if possible.
There is to be no preaching service,
the time of this period being devoted
to the Sunday School services. There
will be a special program with bright
music which every one will enjoy.
On Sunday, September 28, Rev.
W. S. Brooke as been invited to
preach at Pine Pleasant in interest
of the great 75-Million Campaign.
Hon. J. L. Walker is at home from
a two weeks' stay at Glenn Springs.
Master Burrell Boatwright was at
the city Hospital last week where he
had his tonsils removed. He stood the
operation well and is now at home.
Mr. Bill Berry is having a hand
some two-story dwelling erected on
his place in the suburbs of town.
The old home was rolled back some
distance and the new one placed on
the same site. He will have all con
veniences and wires have been ex
tended for electric lights.
Mrs. E. A. Schnell of Greenwich,
Conn., is spending a while here, set
tling up the estate of her mother,
Mrs. Eleanor Ivey. The family have
decided to sell the home as none of
the children reside here.
Mrs. J. H. White returned Friday
night from North Carolina where
she has been for the past few
Mrs. Sallie Rice Owen of Bamberg
is the guest of Mrs. John Wright.
The many friends of Mrs. Joe Cox
will be glad to know that she is now
much improved following the opera
tion and that in a few weeks she may
be able to return home.
'Mrs. Edmund Perry and four lit
tle children have returned to Char
leston after a visit in the hom? of
Mr. Pope Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
Dr. Kneece of Monetta, have been
guests in the home of Mr. M w
:...>?is-. Boyd aye soi?- *.-o Hoffiti?
Columbia after a visit to relatives.
Miss Jennie Walsh returned to
Sumter last week, following a visit
with the family of her brother, Mr.
D. A. R. Meeting.
An interesting meeting of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion was held with Miss Sarah Col
lett, the Regent, on last Tuesday af
ternoon. Lovely roses adorned the
tables and added fragrance and
beauly to the scene.
The chapter was called to order by
the Regent and several matters of
interest attended to. Among these,
the election of recording secretary,
Mrs. D. B. .Hollingsworth, and cor
responding secretary, Mrs. N. G.
Evans. A letter was read from Tom
assee Mountain School acknowledg
ing the receipt of two pillows sent
by Miss Collett to this ward of the
D. A. R.
Miss Clisby read the report of the
state regent, Mrs. Duvall as present
ed at the national D. A.R. congress
and Mrs. J. L. Mims read the ac
count of Tomassee as appeared in
the Sunday State.
Mrs. Peak, as chaplain, opened the
meeting with prayer and each one
present responded with an original
response on Summer Gleanings.
Miss Florence Mims, at the re
quest of the Regent gave a leading
from Les Miserables.
An article from Stoddard's lec
tures was read on Napoleon and Jo
sephine which ended the program on
The Year Book committee made
their report, taking up for the next
year some of the most vital ques
tions of the day for papers, thought
The next meeting will be with
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth in October.
At the close of the program, ice
cream and cake were served.
The Bset Advertisement.
The best advertisement any mer
chant can have is a satisfied cus
tomer. No greater recommendation
can be given an article than the fol
lowing by E. B. Milburn, Prop.,
Guion Drug Store, Guion, Ark. "We
have sold Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy for years and have always found
that it gives perfect satisfaction."
Sunday, September 28, Big
Sunday, September 28th, will be
obserVed as "State Mission Day"
with special programs by the more
than 1,000 Baptist Sunday schools
in South Carolina.
The Baptist Sunday schools of
Columbia will observe the day.
On this date the Sunday schools
take their first collection of the five
and a half millions to be raised in
South Carolina by the Baptists. This
collection is expected to amount to
$13,000, and will be credited as a
part of the $50,000 which the Sun
day schools of the state are asked for
as their first year's share of the 75
Of the 75 millidns, the Sunday
schools of the south are asked for
two and a half millions. South Caro
lina's Sunday school apportionment
is $250,000, or $50,000 a year for
the five year period. The collection
of $13,000 to be made Sunday the
28th will be the fiirst general collec
tion of funds for the campaign, the
remaining funds of which are to be
subscribed November 30 to Decem
ber 7. Special programs and program
suggestions for the Sunday schools
for the 28th are being distributed by
the State Mission Board.
While credited as part of the Sun
day school share, the $13,000 to be
collected this month will go to the
State Mission Board. The funds from
the 75 million compaign will put the
State Mission Board on a basis of
$105,000 a year, and will greatly in
crease the already valuable work
which this board is doing in South- :
Employ Many Worker?.
During the present year, the board
is emnlovine 125 workprc o e,.,,jn,?
.. i.-r - J;.'.'
of the State Sunday School secre
tary, and With the assistance of va
rious pastors, one hundred normal '
institutes for Sunday school teach
ers in which regular text book work
is done, leading to examination and
certificate and looking toward the
receiving of normal diplomas when :
necessary follow up work has been
done under the tutelege of pastors.
Plans for this year provided for
Sunday school conventions in every
district association., for several city
training schools, two sup->mer schools
at Anderson and Coker Colleges and
the Baptist Summer Assembly here.
A large part of this work has boen
completed with very satisfactory re
The State Mission Board also con
tributes to the building of churches,
and during thc past three years has
aided in the sum of $20,000 in the
erection of a handsome church at
Rock Hill and has assisted in church
building at various other places,
where adequate church houses could
not have been built without outside
aid. A department of Sunday school
architecture, to aid Sunday schools
in planning modern plants, is anoth
er valuable feature of the board's
work. Dr. W. T. Derieux of Colum
bia is corresponding secretary for
the State Mission Board.
Each and every teacher and schol
ar of our Sunday school and member
of our church is especially entreated
to be present next Sunday for the
purpose of grading and classifying
the School. Wont you render this
I also extend a most earnest in
vitation to the public generally to
attend and join our school. If inter
ested in God's work, come! If in
terested in the Devil's work, you
cant afford not to come. Thanking
J. H. CANTELOU,
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors olding claims against
the estate of John L. Rearden, de
ceased, are hereby notified to pre
sent same to me, duly attested, as
required by law.
Frank L. Rearden,
Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D.
Missionary Meeting at Clarks'
''Saturday was the day designated
by! the president of the third division
ajr?he day for a gathering at Clarks'
Half TO this meeting Dr. R. G. Lee,
who', had been invited by Mrs. Bus
sey as associational organizer, Mrs.
Marnie N. Tillman and Mrs. A. B.
Carlile, superintendent of Y. W.
A.'s-v'and the writer went, reaching
Clarks' Hill just as the train from
Plum Branch, Parksville and Modoc
hac?ipulled in bringing a company of
faithful women from these societies,
havjpg passed several buggies full
conting from the other church in the
division, Red Oak Grove.
Mrs. J. M. Bussey presided, having
madeja most efficient and faithful
officer as was manifested by the full
delegation in attendance, each so
ciety being largely represented.
Mrs. J. T. Griffis conducted the
devotions and a message brought
frota Mrs. Fizer and a discussion of
the'.leonor Roll given by Mrs. J. L.
ur minute talks were made on
S Million by Mrs. Mamie N
and Mrs. A. B. Carwile.
music was furnished by res
|of Clarks' Hill, a trombone
with^ plano acconpaniment giving
and Schubert's Serenade.
The; pianist was Mr. Perrin of
Ci^risf Hill but the other name has
escaped. The music'however, is still
in the hearts of all who heard.
At th? recess hour the kind of din
ner which the cordial and hospitable
people of Clarks' Hill know how to
serve, was served out under the
trees- and everybody had an oppor
tuniy to mingle in pleasant com
3sed the friends, Mr. and
WTr?^D., W. Sharpton who have been
Vf \ .. .--v.i?iV. pi*.
B. Carwile, the lnoaoc; ounuetmis
ing the State Mission program under
the leadership of Mrs. Warren Mc
Miss Cornelia Bussey gave "It
can be done," and Miss Elizabeth
Miller of Plum Branch, a very ef:
fective selection showing the power
of evil in the life of a man, and the
power of the gospel influence to over
Mrs Carwile sang, with the assis
tance of young ladies at Clarks'
Hill, "Somebody knows, 'tis Jesus."
Dr. Lee gave a splendid address on
the 75-Million Campaign, there be
ing a number of men also present to
hear him speak. His presentation of
the subject was very entertaining as
was evidenced by the attention of
Rev. Mr. Kugley of Parksville was
present and dismissed the congrega
tion. The next meeting will be held
at Parksville in the spring.
Red Hill Entertains Second
An all day meeting was held on
Sunday at Red Hill in which the 8
societies of that division participa
ted. Mrs. Donald Smith presided and
Mrs. J. T. Griffis conducted the de
votions, Miss Lila Lanham acting as
As the roll was called the dele
gates from each society responded
by telling why they believe in the 75
The Brunson-Walker quartette of
Antioch sang "Jesus Will," and were
invited to come to Edgefield on
Thursday for the division meeting
A solo; "Remember the Orphans"
was given by little Susan Walker
Mrs. Tillman made a four minute
talk on the 75 Million followed by
Mrs Carwile, both taking up a dif
ferent phase of the subject and mak
ing clear and enthusiastic and effec
tive presentations of it.
Mrs. J. L. Mims followed with a
few words of encouragement to the
societies giving place to the next
speaker, Mrs. Fizer, of Columbia,
who came over especially to make
her appeal to the societies of the
second division and was most enthu
siastically received by them.
After dinner the Sunbeam society
under the leader ship of Mrs. A. B.
Young, observed the State Mission
Day program as follows:
Processional marching to the plat
Chorus, "Be a' little Sunbeam."
Prayer, Napoleon Kesterson.
Welcome,., Savannah Smith.
Bible Quiz, Eleven childreri.
Solo, "For our own State we
plead," Genie McDaniel.
Short recitation, Ansel McLen
Sunbeam selection, Maude Ham
Song, "We are little Sunbeams,"
Myrtis McClendon, Louise Bussey,
Little White Bed, Myrtis McClen
Song, "Give," Napoleon Kester
son, Mattie Bell Mathis, Elizabeth
"The 75 Million," Our Baby Sun
beam, Katherine Prince.
The State Mission Envelopes were
collected by little Misses Louis?
Bussey and Addie Ruth McClendon,
both morning and afternoon. At the
close of this program, Dr. Lee ad
dressed the large congregation on !
the Baptist 75-Million, and if there
were any unconvinced or unconvic
ted oi the necessity and glory of this
wonderful undertaking when he had :
finished, they were indeed hard to j
reach or influence.
Women of South Made 100,
000,000 Articles cf War.
Washington, Sept. 22.-Women
of the South produced in the work
rooms of the American Red Cross
nearly 100,000,000 sweaters, rolls I
of bandages and ?ther articles that
were used for the comfort and re
lief of soldiers and sailors and ref
ugees buring the war. National head
quarters of the society estimates the
value of the articles southern women ?
contributed at approximately 25 per
rent of the total value of that^pro- '
jut :}}.'.'un frrhutfU yt?'?, . .
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as. It produced 64,319,004 articles
valued at $13,382,229.
The statistics given for the other
southern divisions are: 1
Potomac (in District of Colum
bia, Maryland, Virginia, West Vir
ginia) 7,361,056 articles valued at
Southern (North and South Caro
lina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee,)
10,390,796 articles valued at $3,
Gulf (Alabama, Mississippi, Louis
iana) 6,839.652 articles valued at
The country's total production of
articles was 375,174,S25 articles val
ued at $9S,1S4,359.
Lyceum Attractions for Ap
Two of our cominir Lyceum at
tractions will be found posted on the
window of Dr. Mitchell's Drug Stroe.
Go there and see them. They are
the very best and so are the other
three that will receive mention later.
Poluhni, the magician, is one of
the best mind readers of modern
times. He will give you entertain
ment for one hour and a half, and it
will cost you less than the same time
of an ordinary brick layer. His work
is swifter than the human eye. Keep
this attraction in your mind.
The Knowlton Glee Club has been
pronounced the best of its kind. Mr.
Knowlton is a musician and a com
poser. His characterization of his
version of "Uncle Ned" is one of the
hits of the program. The old ?tyle
banjo and also the new mando-oan
jos are used in the accompaniments.
These two attractions are filled
with the highest type of entertain
ment and humor.
The tickets will be on sale before
very long. We have five attractions
this year and we can guarantee your
money's worth each time.
The Civic League is your league,
and the Lyceum belongs to you. Be
sure to boost it.
This department has never been
as large and as well selected as it is
this season. Visit our millinery de
partment and you will find the very
hat that you want for less than any
RED OAK GROVE.
Division Meetings at Red Hill
and Clark's Hill. State
Mission Day Next
We had a full day at Red Hill
last Sunday. The division meeting of
the second division W. M. U. con
sumed the morning under the leader
ship of their new leader, Mrs. Don
ald Smith, who won for herself much
praise by displaying many possibili
ties for a full life of usefulness in
the future. Among the many good
things of this service was the reso
lution introduced by the ladies of
Republican church in establishing a
memorial in honor of our dear Mrs.
Mims, to Church Building and Loan
Fund, which was unanimously car
The splendid exercise by Mrs. A.
B Young's Sunbeam band was first
in the afternoon and then came Dr.
R. G. Lee's address on the 75-Mil
lion Campaign. He talked plain
just the way to present the maiter.
Facts hurt sometime and real often
when we are awakened to our duty,
we see how stubborn and wasted our
lives have been to many of us.
Our own osbervation is, that the
Baptist 75 Million has within itself,
moved the people, because it is no
longer a day of small things with the
folks, it is the big things they eager
ly expert to see happen now.
Our Edgefield association has had
the great privilege of having the
sweet, consecrated influence of Mrs.
J. R. Fizer come into our midst.
Such a spirit means untold power for
good in this life wherever it is felt.
Mrs. A. B. Carwile, our new Y. W.
A. leader, followed? Mrs., Fizer with
much valuable information on tho
great campaign and also affection
third division, was, 1 believe, e:_
nounced one of the very best. Our
strength was not equal to our bad
roads, though we could feel it was a
good meeting. All day we had the
happy forebodings that our division
would be strengthened thereby
On next Sunday at Red Oak
Grove, the Sunday school has ar
ranged to observe State Mission
Day. The program in the morning
will be carried out by the Sunday
School. In the afternoon Mr. J. L.
Mims will be present to render the
program :n his way. The committee
feels safe in his trust, for his friends
at Red Oak Grove stand too strong
in number and esteem not to feel as
sured he is equal to even more.
Wednesday, 24th, there will be all
day prayer service at Flat Rock. This
place was selected that no one may
find an excuse not to come and par
take of the srevice, because it is cen
tral and more convenient. Many of
the Red Hill people have said they
would attend at least one of the,ser
vices. Surely it is the call of the Mas
ter to prayer.
We have known something of the
virtue of White Sulphur Springs,
Fla., for rheumatism and we are
glad our friend, Mr. Tom Williams,
has decided to partake of its health
giving powers. He leaves Wednesday.
The friends of Mrs Joe Hammond
regret to learn her condition is such
that she mush undergo treatment.
She leaves for the hospital in Au
gusta this week. She is one of our
W. M. U. workers who always helps
Mrs. Annie Hammond whose'
health has not been good for a long;
time is now in the mountains.
Mrs. Eva Bussey has returned
from a pleasant visit to relatives and
friends at Johnston and Augusta.
We are hoping our rural schools
will have an early opening as so
many will soon be through picking
cotton, which we believe heretofore
has kept them from opening early.
Too much rtress "an not be placed
on the importance of the country
school opening early as reason teach
es, the best is done in the fall, for
the spring weather always brings a
lazy-like spirit for the children.
I long for more zeal and enthu
siasm among the rural school dis