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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1919
School Attendance Large. Se
rious Accident Narrowly
Averted. Emily Geiger
Miss Lucile Stevens of Abbeville,
has been spending a few days in the
of her uncle, Mr. 0. D. Black.
Mrs. J. L. Walker carried her lit
tle nine-year old son, Dawson, to
the Baptist Hospital in Columbia on
Saturday to be operated on for ap
Miss Kathleen Barr has charge cf
the Bethlehem School, being prin
cipal. She has one assistant.
Mrs. Lavinia Wright has gone to
jGreenwood to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Kittie Rushton.
The enrollment at the High School
is now larger than it has ever^een,
and with the way new pupils come,
the number may soon be over 300.
The Woodrow Wilson Literary
Society is an interesting feature and
the monthly debates are well worth
hearing. The officers are: President,
Miss Ethel Lott; Vice-president, Miss
Sara Ready; Secretary and Treas
urer, Judson Jones. This year pro
gram committee will help out in
making the programs, this being
composed of Mr. Frank Wright and
Misses Alline Reames, Mary Thrail
kill and Catherine Gall.
The Emily Geiger chapter D. A.
R. met Wednesday afternoon last
frith Mrs. J. L. Walker, and in the
absence of Mrs. W. F. Scvott, Mrs.
P. N. Lott, vice-regent, presided.
The chapter decided to pay dues
at October meeting which is now be
ing generally done instead of in
Two new members were received,
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt and Miss Frances
The year books were given out and
were very attractive in the colors,
and a flag adorned each one. The
subject for the year ?s South" Caro
lina's part in the Revolution." The
delegate to the State conference was
elected-Mrs. C. P. Corn, with Mrs.
F. H. Williams as alternate.
During the program Mrs. P. N.
Lott gave a fine paper on "Events
leading to the Revolution," and Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn gave a splendid pa
per on "The formation of the State
of South Carolina." This State was
the first colony to become a state.
The chapter was glad to learn that
of the 30 papers filed with National
Reciprocity Bureau, the one by Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn on Ann Pamela Cun
ningham was one of the three given
Miss Bettie Waters rendered a
piano selection. The hostess served
an elaborate salad course with iced
tea and refreshing fruit punch was
served from a flower bedecked al
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church the various teams tb work
the campaign, were read out, there
being ten teams with abour, five on
each team. There were two ladies on
each team. If conditions w?re such
that any one named could not serve,
they were asked to give notifcation
Mrs. T. R. Denny and Miss Antoi
nette Denny went to Aiken for the
week-end to be present at the dedica
tion of the beautiful new Baptist
Miss Lucile Smith of Newberry, is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Mr. Thomas Stevens has entered
B. M. I. at Greenwood.
The friends of Mr. Thomas
Pearce are very glad to welcome him
home after two years of service in
the navy. He has just received his
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Langston of
Asheville have been here for a few
weeks' visit. It is their intention dur
ing this year to return to Johnston,
and will occupy their former home.
Miss Emma Bouknight has gone to
Charlotte, N. C., to attend the mar
riage of a class mate.
Mr Bert Cassells of Charlotte, was
here during last week on a business
Mr. Preston Ivey of Columbia,
spent part of last week here with
Mrs. E. A. Schnell has gone to At
lanta to visit her brother, Mr. Hugh
Ivey, also Mrs. Charles Page
Mrs. Grace Crouch is expected
home from Mullins next week. She
has been spending the summer with
Mrs. Maggie Derrick Ficklin, who
has been so ill with pneumonia at the
home of her mother near town, is
now improving and her family is
hopeful of her recovery
The body of Mr. Silas Bruce was
brought here on Wednesday from
McRae, Ga., where his death occur
red at his home there. The body was
carried from here to Philippi ceme
tery where the interment was made.
Mr. Leroy Wertz of Belton, spent
the week-end here with his parents
Rev. and Mrs. David Kellar went
to Greenville last week to visit the
latter's mother, who has been sick
for some time.
Mrs James Tompkins has purchas
ed the dwelling of Mr. E. D. Grant,
it being, the intention of Mr. Grant
to enter business at Mullins next Jan
uary and until then he will continue
to occupy his home. Mrs. Tompkins
has also purchased the Crim Farm
near town, having sold her present
On last Thursday afternoon Mr. J.
P. Westmoreland had a very narrow
escape from perhaps death, but his
quick action saved him. Just as he
went to cross the railroad track at
Edisto street, a rapidly moving
freight box passed by. The ware
houses completely hid the coming
car, which Mr. Westmoreland saw as
he was about to touch the track. He
swerved his car and at the same time
almost jumped from it. He was un
hurt but the front of his car and
other parts were broken.
Rev. and Mrs. Lyman Smith have
been spending their honeymoon in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen of Meet
ing Street were here last week hav
ing been over to columbia to see
their daughter, Miss Mary Lewis,
who is at the Baptist Hospital for
treatment. , ?&
The members of the Baptist Mis
sionary Society recently sent a good
box of dishes to Edisto Academy at
Seivern. It was reported that there
was a need for such.
Mrs. Lon Carter, Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. McCarter and Miss Emily McCar
ter of Aiken, were guests of rela
tives here last week. The first men
tioned is a sister of Mrs. Harriet
The Basket Ball and Foot Ball
teams of the High School have been
enthusiastically organized. The
Foot Ball team has fer its coachers,
Messrs. Joe Cox and Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Fred McConnell and two lit
tle children of Jacksonville, Fla., are
expected this week to visit Mrs. B.
T. Boatwright and others. Mrs. Mc
Connell is pleasantly remembered as
Miss Moriat Gary.
Mrs. W. M. McIntyre of Mullins,
who was Miss Alice Owen is also ex
pected this week to visit this home.
Mesdames John Wright and Sallie
R. Owens are spending this week in
Columbia with friends.
Mrs. W S. Stokes and Miss Ruth
Stokes have gone to Columbia to
spend the winter, Mr. Stokes now be
ing engaged in business there.
Mrs. Lon Crouch has gone to
Louisville, Ga., to be with her moth
er who has suffered a stroke of pa
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B. T.
Adams are at home from a visit to
Mrs. Walter Hendrix at Leesville.
The first meeting of the year of
the New Century Club was held with
Miss Clara Sawyer, President.
The club this year has taken up
the study of "The Jew," which sub
ject was put forth by the general
program committee of the Federa
tion. Mrs. J. A. Lott, chairman of the
program committee handed out the
attractive and well gotten up year
books. The club voted to give $3 to
ward the Nurses' scholarship. Dele
gates to the district conference to
be held at Aiken on Friday, October
17th, are Mrs. J. W. Marsh with Mrs.
H. D. Grant alternate. The president
will go- as first delegate.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey had charge of the
program and Mrs. P. N. Lott gave a
comprehensive paper on "The His
tory of the Jew up to the Kings."
Mrs. J. A. Lott read for Mrs. Lon
Crouch, "Is it nothing to you?" A
vocal solo by Mrs C. P. Corn closed
the meeting. The hostess served a
dainty ice course, the block cream be
Community Meetings in the
The County Agricultural Agent'
and the Home Demonstration Agent ;
have made arrangements for twp8
community meetings in the near fur
ture. These will be for the purpose
of getting together for better farm
and community life. Miss Major has
made arrangements for Mrs. Dora
Dee Walker, Assistant State Home
Demonstration Agent, to lecture on
"Money Making for Women in the'
South" at Antioch School the after
noon of October 14. Mr. Carwile is1,
trying to get Dr. W. H. Mills, of
Clemson College, to lecture on "Co
operation Among Farmers," while
he himself will take up the problem
of pasturing to defeat the boll wee
vil, and wire fencing.
Wednesday, October 15 Miss
Marie White, Assistant State Home'
Demonstration Agent, will lecture on
"Winter and Spring Menus" at the!
Meeting Street School. Dr. Mills
will probably give his lecture on "Co
operation Among Farmers." . Mr.
Carwile will also deal with the sub
ject of pastures and fencing to this
audience. The good people. of these
communities ar urged to cooperate
in such a way as to give good hearing,
to these visitors, who are working
with the good of the people at heart.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The October meeting of the W. !
C. T. U. was held on Monday after
noon at 5 o'clock at the hospitable ]
country home of Mrs. Abner Broad- jj
water. The faculty of oui- school ?
were guests of the occasion and Mrs. ?j
Broadwater expressed a most gra-. '
cious and cordial welcome not only '
to the teachers but to all who came.
The meeting was called to order 1
by the president, Mrs. J. L. Mims, j
and the devotions on Seed Sowing?!
led by Mrs. Tillman, Miss Mirian. .
Norris acting as pianist.
A vocal solo, In the Land of the .
Sky-bTue~Water, was given by Mrs.
A. B. Carwile, and a report of the '
year's work read by the presiden
also plans for the Scientific Ternr
ance Instruction department and vo- 1
servance of Frances Willard Day in i
our school the last Friday in Octo- 1
ber and the conducting of a county '
The treasurer's report was read
by Mrs. W. A. Byrd, showing the to
tal amount raised for all purposes as
Miss Miriam Norris sang a lovely (
selection and Dr. R. G. Lee made a j
very effective talk to the teachers, j
full of gentle mirth and sober wis- (
The Jubilee song was given in a
duet by Misses Elizabeth Rainsford ]
and Miriam Norris. ?
At the close of the program, de- j
lightful refreshments, a salad course
and iced tea, were served. About i
fifty were present. 11
?. D. C. Meeting. }
The Edgefield Chapter U. D. C.,
will mee - at the home of Mrs. Mamie ]
N. Tillman on Tuesday next, October i
14th at 4'o'clock. The following his
torical program will be carried out:
Song by chapter-America.
Local paper-Presentation of a
flag to the Edgefield Riflemen in
1860 by Mrs. Jeff Wright.
Reading-Indigo Culture in the
Questions on Indigo Culture and ;
a discussion. ]
Song-Miss Miriam Norris.
Sketch of the writing of the poem, ?
"On Flanders Fields," the poem and j
answer-Miss Hortense Woodson. j
List of papers sent by the chap- ,
ter to the State Historian-Mrs. :
Notice of prizes offered to the 1
schools by the general organization i
and the chapter-Historian. ;
FOR SALE: One registered mare, ]
six years old, with colt eight months ,
old, and one registered mare, six \
years old, with mule colt eight ^
months old. ,
GEO. W. ADAMS. 1
10-l-2t . 1
ing green and white, club colors, and J
the doilies were decorated in the vio- ]
let, the club flower.
Major John Warren had with him i
last week, Capt. Castine, who was 1
one of his best friends in army life. :
Meeting of Congaree Presby
.^.Edgefield has had the honor of en
tertaining the Congaree Presbytery
for the past two days. The Presby
tery is composed of the following
counties, Aiken, Saluda, Lexington,
Kershaw, Fairfield, Calhoun and
Ridgefield. The first session was held
?i the Presbyterian church Monday
night, the sermon beng preached by
?)r. Andrew Blackwood of Columbia,
nis theme being "Consecration." In
jaddition to the business session Tues
day morning the communion was ad
ministered and a sermon on the com
munion was preached by Rev. Dan
iel Iverson, of St. Matthews, the
Moderator of the presbytery. At the
Session Tuesday afternoon four can
jdidates for the ministry were exam
ined. The service Tuesday evening
was an evangelistic service.
There were 38 delegates in atten
dance which is larger than usual. The
writer deeply regrets his inability to
attend the sessions of the presbytery.
Ojn? rarely, if ever, sees a more learn
ed or more consecrated body of men
tljian those who compose the assem
blies of the Presbyterian church.
Equipping the Negro Preacher
Graniteville, S. C.-A very suc
cessful institute for colored country
preachers has just been held under
Southern white auspices at Bettis
Academy, a colored school of this
seption. Though situated seven miles
inirthe country, over 100 preachers
attended throughout the sessions;
aria several hundred country negroes
wejite present at the night lectures,
notwithstanding the heavy rains.
Mehibers and ministers of local white
churches were present as well as ?
leaders of both races from abroad, j
Au-?minent white layman gave a '
i .$>:?>'.' tau Bible is .. b e in daiiv
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.vas shown by men of both races in j
?nore fully Christianizing both these
relations and the life of the negro
Resolutions on the Death of
J. G. Byrd.
Whereas God in His all-wise prov
dence has seen fit to remove from
>ur midst, our friend and brother
.nason, J. G. Byrd, and while we bow
in humble submission to His will, we
leeply deplore his departure, there
fore, be it resolved
First, That Grove Lodge No. 52
las lost a loyal member, the family
i faithful husband and father and
:he community a useful citizen.
Second, That a page in our min
?tes "be dedicated to the honor of
Third, That a copy of these reso
lutions be presented to his family.
Fourth, That a copy of these reso
lutions be published in one or more
sf our county papers.
F. P. JOHNSON
J. C. WILLIAMS
P. A. TIMMERMAN
Prepare for Kirksey Fair.
The supporters of the Kirksey
Fair are now busy getting the ex
libits ready to put on display. Mr.
E. L. Brooks is president of the as
sociation and is working to make the
fair a success. Mr. L. H. Hamilton
is the vice-president for Edgefield
:ounty, there being a vice-president
from the counties of Edgefield, Sa
luda, McCormick and Greenwood,
rhis fair will begin at noon Friday,
Dctober 17 and will extend through
Saturday. Friday night the grounds
?viii be lighted up by exhibits of farm
ighting plants, as the Delco and Ge
10. This feature will add very much
;o this community fair. Also there
viii be amusements to .fit the young
er folks and plenty ?f balloons for
;he babies. A barbecue dinner will
se on hand to feed the folks, so you
lo not have to depend on fried fish
ind coffee and pink lemonade and
The following have been appoint
ed to act on the various committees
;o get up the exhibits: For the ladies,
from Meeting Street, Mrs. W. S.
Logue, Mrs. Frank Logue and Mrs.
W. S. Cogburn; from Pleasant Lane,
Mrs. F. L. Timmerman, Mrs. L. H.
Hamilton, Mrs. C. H. B. Williams,
Mrs. J. H. Self.
For men's exhibits the following
on the Edgefield committees: Com
mittee on Arrangement, James Wil
liams; Committee on Agricultural
Exhibits, J. C. Williams; Committee
on Hogs, C. M. Williams; Committee
on Cattle, Horses and Mules, Pierce
Timmerman. County Agent A. B.
Carwile- and Home Demonstration
Agent Miss Patti Major, are now
working with these committees to
help make the Edgefield exhibits
the best possible.
It will he interesting to mention
that over $200 have been raised for
prize money. In addition, quite
a bit of special offers in the way of
livestock and merchandise products.
Do not miss this fair.
Orchard and Garden Notes.
Clemson College, October 6.
In all sections of South Carolina,
cabbage plants for setting the spring
crop, may be grown from seed sown
in the open ground during early Oc
tober. Seed planted at this time
should be sown in comparatively rich
soil, shallow furrows on the level,
and in a well prepared seed-bed,
which furnishes soil protection of the
plants from severe weather. By draw
ing soil about the little plants near
the approach of a severe freeze, the
little stems are protected against
frost injury and the seedlings will be
come hardened, developing what is
commonly known as "f 1 ost-proof"
plants. In planting at this time, it is
essential that the seed-bed be pre
pared on the level and that the seed
be intrenched in a medium shallow
Onions grown from seed, sown in
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?eeu plaiitci. i ne rrize-taker and
White Pearl are probably the best
varieties for this purpose.
The orchard should not be allowed
to grow up to weeds and grass, as
this is an ideal hibernating place for j
insects, which may include the boll !
weevil. Good fruit trees and vines of
standard varieties are very scarce
this year, resulting in high prices,
but it must be remembered that
"cheap " trees and vines are highest
in the end. See your county agent, or
write to the Extension Service, Clem
son College, S. C., for a list of va
rieties of fruits, together with a list
of reliable nurseries, and plan to
have a good orchard.
Begin at once to build your pota
to storage house, as building materi
al is not likely to be much cheaper,
and the loss of a crop will .mean
more than a few dollars saved by
waiting. Write for Circulars, 10, ll,
and 12,-"Potato Storage House
Construction in South Carolina. '
Two New Publications.
Clemson College, October, 6.
"Creosoting Fence Posts" is the title
of a new publication by the South
Carolina Experimental Station. It
was written by Prof. H. W. Barrae,
Botanist and Director of the Station,
and is published as State Bulletin
201. It contains discussions of the
kinds of posts used in the experi
ments, preparation, methods, cost,
and results of treatment, together
with tables showing relative econo
my- of treated and untreated posts
and estimates of the life of treated
and untreated posts. The bulletin is
timely in view of the rapid extension
of our livestock industry and the con
sequent need for durable fencing
The other publication is Extension
Bulletin 16, "Poultry Culture, for
South Carolina," by Prof. F. C. Hare
Poultry Husbandman. This is the
fifth edition of this popular bulletin
and is revised and enlarged, so that
it now treats all phases of the poul
try industry. Many illustrations help
to make ik> discussions clear and
Both these publications are free
RED OAK GROVE
Oragniz?d for Seventy-Five
Million. Schools Open. A
The attendance at services last
Sunday was smaller than usual, due
in part to Dr. Lee's expected lecture
i:t Red Hill in the afternoon. Roads
being bad it is almost impossible to
reach both Red Oak Grove and Red
Hill services the same day.
Our pastor, Rev. Bussey, and
?lurch organizer Mr. T. W. Lamb,
completed arrangements for our
campaign for the Baptist 75 Million
last Sunday. The team captains are:
Mr. 0. 0. Timmerman, Mr. Eugene
Flat Rock school opened Monday.
Mrs. J. M. Bussey of Parksville and
M::s. Fannie Belle Cobia of Pleasant
Lsne are teachers. We are encour
aged that much good lies in store for
Flat Rock pupils this coming term,
believing in experience and ability
for efficient work. Mrs. Cobia has
taught one term here, endearing her
self to the little children as well as
to the parents for her loving kind
ness and thoroughness of work as a
The-Y. W. A.'s extend to Miss
Ruth Timmerman of Scotland, Ga.,
a cordial welcome, she being elected
as teacher in the graded school at
Red Hill. She boards with Mrs. 0. 0.
Timmerman which enables her to at
tend Sunday School and Y. W. A. of
her old home, Red Oak Grove.
Mrs. Joe Bussey has returned
from an extended visit to friends and
relatives in Greenwood.
Mrs. J. C. Timmerman of Kirksey
and Mrs. Corley of Greenwood vis
ited in this section, returning from a
trip io Aiken and Aucrusta.
'ii;:, yearly v,!?itj >?'. ?tf?. r .-.
ing a staunch friend and co-laborer
with his pastor.
Little Miss Esther Dorn, daughter
of Mr- and Mrs. Luther Dorn, is
boarding with Mrs. Joe Bussey and
attending Flat Rock school.
Miss Mamie Bussey has been unan
imously elected teacher at Red Oak
We always feel safe when we
know our schools are being taught
by Christian teachers.
Mr. Robert Grims and Mr. Trapp
Burton were guests of Mrs. J. T
Last Tuesday a spend-the-day par
ty enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs.
Tom Williams, consisting of Mrs. D.
C. Bussey, Mrs. Jessie Bailey, Mrs.
Lamb and Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Little Davis May Bussey is quite
ill, having been unconscious for sev
Mr. Willie Dorn who has returned
from Augusta is now improving un
der careful attention of Dr. Whit
Mrs. George Sharpton . is under
treatment of Dr. Blackwell for rheu
Miss Mildred Bussey spent last
week-end with Miss Bertha Parkman.
Miss Ruby Dorn assists her broth
er, Mr. Dewey Dorn, in his store at
Clarks Hill now.
We welcome into our Sunday
School and Y. W. A. Miss Carmelia
Bussey of Parksville.
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The National Red Cross will soon
open a campaign to raise Fifteen
Million dollars. The quota for the
Edgefield Chapter, the Trenton
Branch and County Auxiliaries is
something: more than seven hundred
All members of the Red Cross are
urgently requested to meet in the
Court House at Edgefield on Friday,
October 10 at 5 o'clock p. m.
At this meeting it will be decided
whether to undertake to raise this
quota or disband.
By order of the Executive Com
W. B. COGBURN,
Suckle n's Arnica Suive
(he Bese Salve In The World.