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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY ?4, 1920
Occident to Mrs. Kammer. En
thusiastic Prayer Week.
, Prohibition Victory
s Day Wednesday.
The Past week was observed here
is a week of prayer for Foreign Mis
?ions by the Mission society of the
Baptist church and also by the aux
liaries. Every afternoon the ladies
net and inspiring and helpful pro
rrarns were carried out, each leader
irranging special features.
Every one was inspired to nobler
noughts and deeds and the gifts
ihowed to what extent the members
vere .interested in spreading the gos
>el. After all of the envelopes have
wen gathered in the gift will be
The Y. W. A. and G. A. gave their
)Togram on Wednesday evening and
his was had instead of the regular
>rayer service. An attractive pro
gram was arranged but the rain and
:old weather prevented from only a
:ew . getting to the church. The pas
;or stated that he was going to give
he young people another opportuni
;y for a program, as for three con
;ecutive years this evening has been
urned over to them, and the weather
vould prevent a full program being
The gifts of the Y. W. A., G. A.,
?. A. and Sunbeam Band have all ex
uded any past record.
Miss Frances Turner has returned
o Greenville Woman's College and
viii complete her musical course this
rear. Her illness of the past fall pre
sented her returning until the second
;erm of the year.
Misses Louise Hoyt and Annie H.
?arrison have returned to Chicora
Mrs. Joe Cox is spenc
vith relatives in Fairfax,
jast two weeks, she ha? guest?
1er mother and sister ;
The friends of Mr. ano
:on Kirkland, of. Florida. .
o learn that their son,
kirkland, who happener
Ireadful accident, is now tnougni \<i
>e out of danger.
Mr. Kirkland, a young man about
18 years, was at work in an ice fac
;ory and some of the machinery giv
ng away, he fell into one of the vats
>f boiling water, being submerged
:o his shoulder. His entire body, al
nost, was scalded, and he was rush
ed to a hospital, even as his parents
?vere being sent for. He was in a
most critical condition for some time
md it seemed a miracle that he lived.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland resided here
it the Toney home place some years
ago, and their young son is well re
The Philippi Baptist Sunday
School has raised $5,000 for the pur
pose of building a Sunday School
room. Their present" church has been
remodeled and the rear of it' divided
>y curtains to be used at the Sunday
School period, hut this was found not
to answer all needs, so the member
ship decided to annex an up-to-date
Sunday School room.
Mrs. Teague Price of Augusta is
visiting in the home of her father,
Mr. J. R. Hart.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church there were two additions to
the church-Mrs. L. B. Alexander,
who has been a member in Augusta,
and Mrs. Artis Price, who joined up
sn a profession of faith, having been
a member of the Methodist church of
Batesburg before her marriage.
Plans are being made for the cele
bration of Prohibition Victory Day
an Wednesday evening. This will be
a union service and talks will be
made hy Rev. Kellar and Rev. Ki
lard. There will be other features
and special music is being planned.
At the morning service at the Bap
tist church three more deacons were
added to the twelve, these new ones
being Messrs. Cleveland Derrick,
James Edwards and P. C. Stevens.
Rev. Brooke stated that he had
tried to secure some one to preach
this special sermon but had failed.
He preached a most impressive ser
mon on The Dignity of Deaconship.
After the charge was given these
three as they knelt, they laying on of
bands was by the pastor and the
twelve deacons. It was a beautiful
and impressive service.
Mrs. Calhoun Kammer was pain
fully burned one day last week while
standing with her back to the fire.
The draft caused her skirt to come
in contact with the fire, and before
she scarcely knew it, her skirt was in
flames. Mr. Kammer was in the room
at the tjme and efforts of both ex
tinguished the flames. Mr. Kammer's
hands were burned, and Mrs Kammer
suffered other burns on her body.
Had her clothing been cotton, no
doubt she might have been seriously
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood is spending two weeks in the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O. S. Wertz.
Mr. Fulton, of Danville, Va., spent
the holidays with his daughter, Mrs.
W. S. Brooke.
Miss Hortense Padgett of Edge
field was a recent visitor here.
The W. C. T. U. meets Friday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Mrs. A.
P. Lewis and the year books will be
ready for distribution at the meeting.
Miss Mary Lewis of Meeting Street
spent the first of tbs week here'with
her aunts, Mrs. Tompkins and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. James Tompkins are
now domiciled in their home which
they recently bought from Mr. H. D.
Among those goin.r over to Colum
bia to hear the Russian Orchestra
were Misses Frances Turner, Annie
Crouch, Sallie Heyward, Antoinette
Denny, Catherine Thomas, Estelle
Campbell and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell.
Mr. Wallace Turner will soon be
gin the erection of a bungalow on
West Calhoun Street.
Mrs. Leon Stansell has gone from
here to spend a few months with her
mother, Mrs. Pearce.
Mr. George Logue of Meeting
Street was a visitor here this week.
Mr. Will Sawyer has begun the
erection of another brick warehouse
on the corner of Main and Edisto
Miss Elise Mobley is now keeping
.:? little oft:;.- .. f- ti;
j erect*.}'for her piace .1 br
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j She went to be at the bedside of her
sister, Mrs. Moseley, whose death oc
curred in a short while after her ar
Mrs. David Kellar is in Greenville
at the bedside of her mother, who is
Mr. Charles Kenney was a wel
comed visitor here last week with
Mrs. M. E. Norris is at home from
a visit to relatives in Florida, and the
accounts of her visit in this ideal
state are most pleasant to hear.
Mr. Fab Warren is at the Baptist
Hospital, Columbia, for ti*e?tment.
If he is able to undergo it, there will
?be an operation, but this has been de
ferred owing to his age and feeble
/ Mr. Lott from Trenton has pur
chased the Cox dwelling on West
Calhoun street and will soon move
hore. Mr. Bozeman Carpenter and
family are occupying this now, but
will move to the Langston dwelling.
Miss Ella Johnson ,of Columbia,
has been the guest of relatives.
Mrs. Whitaker and two little ones
have returned to North Carolina af
ter a visit in the home of the for
mer's brother, Mr. Clarence Wood
Bishop Guerry at the Episco
Bishop Guerry was present at the
Episcopal church on Sunday morning
and afternoon , delivering a most
helpful and edifying se-mon exem
plifying the gooff results which had
come out of the war, among them
the greater unity among the churches
of all denominations. Bishop Guerry
was abroad for a long time during
the activities of war, and was well
qualified to give his experience and
He confirmed into the membership
of the Episcopal church, Mrs. Maude
Rives Ward, Miss Mary Marsh and
Masters Jack and John Curran Fel
Bishop Guerry preached at Tren
ton Sunday night and at Ridge
Spring on Monday.
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26. Cut on left hip. Any information
will be appreciated. Will pay for
feed or expense of keep.
Trenton, S. C.
Special Services at the Baptist
Mr. Thomas B. Lanham will be
present at the Sunday morning ser
vice and speak on the work of the
Y. M. C. A. Mr. Lanham was born
and reared near Antioch in our coun
ty and lived a number of years in
our town until he entered into his
life work as a leader of young men.
in the great service of the Young
Men's Chi'istian Association, perform
ing very active and successful ser
vice in Kentucky and Ohio. He is now
at the head of the Y. M. C. A. work
in our own state with headquarters
To all Edgefield he is known as
Tom, and we all glory in his achieve
ments and power to do good. His
many friends throughout the county
will be glad to know of this oppor
tunity to hear him and welcome him
back to his old Home in South Caro
lnia, and we hope, will take advan
tage of this opportunity to hear hi aa
speak. Everybody is cordially invited.
On Sunday evening there will be
a celebration of the consummation of
the ideals for which the temperance
forces of the United States have
prayed and labored these many
years, National Constitutional Pro
hibition, which goes into effect Jan
In the church is the place for men
and women to celebrate God's vic
tories, for it is by the inspiration of
the Scriptures and the preaching of
the Gospel in the churches and the di
rect word of God to "be strong and
of good courage," that men and wo
men have taken up the fight against
the citadel of evil and reduced its
power on thc earth.
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see this announcement are cordially
invited to come and celebrate this
wonderful occasion with us. The
Baptist church has been full many
times, but there has never been a
time when there was not a welcome
The following is the program for
Hymn, "Christ for the World We
Children's solo and chorus, "A Sa
loonless Nation in 1920," Carolyn
Dorn singing solo.
Selection, "He Keeps us Singing,"
Baraca Orchestra: Pipe Organ, Miss
Helen Dorn; Cornets, Messrs. Irving
Padgett and Claude Lyon; Bass Horn
Mr. M. D. Tucker; Saxaphone, Mr.
George Mirna; Violins, Miss R?sela
Parker and Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Reading of the Eighteenth Amend
ment, Mr. A. B. Canvile.
Victory Solo, Miss Miriam Norris.
Provisions of National Constitutional
Prohibition Amendment, Mr. T. B.
Hymn, "Alt Hail the Power of Je
Sermon, "Righteousness Exalteth
a Nation," Dr. R. G. Lee.
Jubilee Song, Choir.
In witing the obituary of Miss
Sudie Covar last week, we inadvert
ently omitted the name of her only
beloved sister, Mrs. Emeline Cart
ledge, one who had b?en a comfort
and solace, companion and neighbor
for many years. Mrs. Cartledge has
been suffering for several weeks with
an attack of grippe and was too ill to
be with her last remaining sister as
she passed out into the other world
and to those other and more numer
ous loved ones on the brighter side.
Mrs. Cartledge is one of the oldest
inhabitants of our town and is known
and loved by every one, who sympa
thize with her in this bereavement
which must be a sore one to' her.
-WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE
On The Square
THE PEOPLES BANK
The Bank That Appreciates Small
Bro. Bussey's Twenty-Fifth
Bro. Editor: We were very sorry
that you could not attend our cele
bration of the 25th anniversary of
the Rev. G. W. Bussey's pastorate in
this vicinity, which took place yester
day in the Parksville Baptist church,
and of which you were apprised.
' "Some time ago some of our breth
ren suggested that it would be a good
idea to meet together and take a ret
rospect of the last quarter of a cen
tury, getting together as best we
could, the history of our church, as
we&as some of the other churches
to Sphich Bro. Bussey preaches.
Bro. Bussey was ordained^ as pas
tor the second Sunday in July, 1870,
and;has preached continuously to
some) of the churches in his imme
diate neighborhood, making an ap
parent exception to that scripture
which says that a "p?phet hath horf
or, isave in his own country and
ampjig his own kin."
Yesterday, the 14th, was set apart
as trie day, and the Red Hill and 'Red
Oak: Grove churches were invited to
takejpart in the celebration. The peo- I
pie Began coming in early yesterday
morning from every direction, and
at toe '. appointed hour the Superin- |
tendent of our Sunday school opened I
the meeting, going through the regu- i
lar Sunday school work, after which j
Bro. Bussey asked Congressman W.
J. Talbert to read the minutes of the
two conferences of his church (Red
Oak Grove), one giving a history of
his call to ordination, the other the j
facts^f together with the presbytery !
that ;f#ok part in Bro. Bussey's or-1
dinatife in July 1870.
Theffact was revealed, that of the
four ministers taking part in the aid
ordination, only one ic "of ?live, that ?
being jRev. J. P. Mealing. .
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j A. J. Bell. This sketch is a very val- j
Juable one, and recounts the many vi-j
cissitudes through which the church
has passed in the last 25 years. Of
the faces then, in 1870, who were fa
j miliar and active workers in the
?church only eleven remain; conse
quently tlie work has fallen chiefly
jupon those who have united during
Bro. Bussey's pastorate. The narra
tive shows, that during the seventies
'the church ran down spiritually very
much, but owing to the zeal of a
faithful few, under the blessings of;
God, the church has steadily gained j
strength, until now, without boast
ing, the Parksville Baptist church is
second to none in the Edgefield As
sociation in evangelistic work.
In the afternoon, Congressman
Talbert, who was for years the effi
cient clerk of Red Oak Grove
church. A retrospective view shows
all Bro. Bussey's churches to be gain
ing in usefulness and missionary en
terprise. In 1870 giving to mission
ary enteprise was nqt known. Today
all the churches give regularly every
Sabbath to some phase of evangelical
work. We had some interesting talks
from the brethren, giving touching
reminiscenes, indicating the rapid
transition through which we have
passed in almost all forms of Chris
tian work. Bro. Bussey said that he
had it in his heart to thank his breth
ren for.the consideration and for
bearance through all these years.
He said that some of his ministerial
brethren said that he ought to be
very proud of such a long and unin
terrupted' pastorate. He said that he
was not proud, but thankful, ar ! it
humbled him to think of this long
continued consideration from his
brethren under the blessing of God.
He gave us some of the advantages
and disadvantages, or drawbacks, of
a long pastorate. His relation with
his people was a very tender one. Per
sons whom he married when a young
preacher, have children whom he is
called upon to marry now, every
year, and he knows every home, the
inmates of every home, their circum
stances, their needs, and he thank
ed God that in this land, among the
people that had known him all his life
there was not one but what was open
to him. He had passed through many
trying times in 25 years, had done
many things that he was ashamed of,
yet he thanked God.for his afflictions,
and the rich lessons that his mistakes
and misgivings had taught him. He
did not want to go through them
again, yet he trusted they had hum
bled him and made him more useful.
Bro. Bussey's talk closed a very prof
itable meeting. It is well for us, once
in a while, to look back at our fail
ings, as well as our successes, for the
lessons they teach us. Let us pray
that Bro. Bussey may be spared to
celebrate his 50th anniversary as pas
tor, and that his usefulness may con
tinue to spread and widen ; and let us
all be more zealous and earnest, for
the "night cometh when no man can
D. A. J. BELL.
Parksville, S. C., July 15.
Come to County Boll Weevil
Have you an interest in the wel
fare of Edgefield county as she faces
the peril of the Boll Weevil? If so,
you should be at the county confer
ence to be held in the Court House
on Tuesday, Januai-y 20th, at ll a.
m. There will be authorities to dis
cuss the following subjects: Agri
cultural Credit under boll weevil
conditions; Growing cotton in spite
of the weevil; Money crops other
than cotton; Sound business farming
in this county for 1920.
You are wanted at this conference,
whether you are a farmer, merchant,
professional man or in any other
walk of life. If you have a suggestion
to make to the farmers now is your
chance to do so.
At this conference a program to fit
the county's agriculture will be out
lined and discussed. Below are a few
of the things that will appear on the
county wide program. The following
are crops suggested per horse power
on each farm:
Not less than 5 acres of cotton;
not over 10. Ten acres of corn, with
one or two of the snowing in the
r??;;:> three fc'cros
_uuuiuuii to this the program willi.
provide for the meat for the farm,
the all-the-year home garden, the !
family cow, the 100 hens per farm, ?
the home orchard and the hay and j
all feeds for your stock.
Be on hand for the County Boll j
Weevil Conference at the Court
House, Tuesday, January 20, ll a. m.
Watkins, Russell and Asbill
Form Law Partnership.
The Atlanta Constitution has thc
[following to say of Mac Asbill, one of
I the members of thc above named law
firm. Mr. Asbill is well known in our
town and wc wish him great success
in this undertaking. He is a grandson !
of Mr. and Mva. John. T. Nicholson !
of Ridge Spring and son of Mr. and
Mrs. B?rdet te Asbill:
. "Mac Ashil], a native of South
Carolina, took his academic degree
at W off ord College and his law de
gree at Harvard University. During
the great war he earned and received
his commision as an artillery officer.
Shortly after the armistice he was
. discharged and became one of the at
torneys for the alien property cus
todian. In his work for the govern
jment he gave particular attention to
?taxation matters, state and federal
corporation laws and claims against
foreign nations growing out of the
war, trying cases for the alien prop
erty custodian in different sections of
the United States."
Don't Neglect the Home Or
If you have not the proper home
orchard you should see county agent
in order that he may assist you to
have a better one. Most of the or
chards have San Jose scale in them.
And if they have not they should be
sprayed as a preventive against this
scale getting a strong hold. Pruning
adds quite a bit to the quality of the
fruit; also aids to keep down disease.
Get these, things attended to before
Coming! Coming!! Coming!!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Change of Program Every Night
Six Pretty Girls-Five Comical Men
Admission 55c-Children 35c
Miss Florence Mims' Boston
I like to read under almost any
cicumstances, though reading to a
strange audience is like taking a new
journey of exploration and finding
something unexpected at the jour
ney's end. People have a kind habit
that I hope they will never out grow,
of indulgently listening attentively
to a person and telling them after
wards, more or less sincerely that the
attempt was enjoyable.
On Sunday aftenoon before Christ
mas I had an invitation to read in
Revere, Massachusetts, a place to
which I had never been and before a
group of boys whom I, of course, had
never seen. The hall was in a Baptist
church. That reassured me. Anything
that savors of the old time religion
of the South is enough, and more
than I expect for a cordial reception.
I was to read a Christmas story,
"The Other Wise Man" by Henry
Van Dyke. Reading is a more or less
dignified art and as I saw the boys
playing and enjoying themselves be
fore the program began, I knew that
I, would-be kind hearted, could never
be so cruel as to read a long story to
them. So I told them, on the spur of
the moment, in my own words, about
the three jewels and the "Other,Wise
Man" who searched for the Christ
and found Him at last at the cross in
the hands of His enemies. Perhaps
they were thinking all the time about
the old man, Santa Claus who was
coming down their respective chim
neys on a night less than, two weeks
away. But nevertheless they seemed
Then I came back to Boston past
the Charlestown Navy Yard that sa
vors of shins RH *?' ?
; <i C'jal'J u :si looking ut a:v
cu Into b:a*i. ^,^?^o^, Sq&2i 3-?*lr-:i
':?. .= : _ '? - r ' : ' - '- ^T" In
one of these p 'arts,- East -B?ston^i
had another invitation for the same
Sunday evening. This too, was to be
in a Baptist church. There is such a
difference between thc lights and
decorations in a church and those in
a palace. One is so inclusive and the
other so exclusive.
I immediately made myself at
home for the pastor was very cordial.
He said that all the living-residents
he had were residents of Columbia,
S. C., his English family having been
killed in the Crimean War and in
East Indian uprisings. He was Rev.
George Swaffield. When he informed
me that my reading was to take the
place of his sermon, I ,began to won
der how he ce^ild be so trustful, but
Ithen I know it was for the sake of
Van Dyke and the story for which I
was the only available interpreter.
! Since "All's well that ends well,"
'the day was a good one for me, for
'I had discovered two new churches
and two new groups of people with
the Christmas spirit which things I
never shall forget.
142 Hemenway Street, "I
Boston, Mass. ..<.
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Meeting of the' Music Club. "
The January meeting of the Phil
harmonic club met with Mrs. Bettis
Cantelou at the home of Mrs. B. B.
After the business for the after
noon was dispensed with, Miss Helen
Dorn played a piano solo, "Valsique"
which showed her remarkable talent.
Miss June Rainsford a most interest
ing paper on "Russia-its - People,
Music and Composers." Mrs. A. B.
Carwile's vocal solo, "Four Leaf
Clover" was enjoyed 'by every one.
Two Edison record were played, Al
bert Spaulding's violin solo, "Medi
tation," from "Thais," and "0 Terra
Addia" from Aida Marie Rappold
and Giovanno Zenatello.
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford and Mrs.
H. C. Mitchell played a duet "Chasse
aux Gazelles," which added greatly
to the program.
At the close of the program Mrs.
Cantelou served delightful chicken
salad sandwiches and iced ginger ale.
The club recently gave a moving
picture, "Aladdin and His Wonderful
Lamp," the money realized being
given for charitable purposes.
Let's all pull together fov greater
YONCE & MOONEY.