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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY ll, 1920
Decrease ih Influenza. Death
of Nina Grace. Collins.
Rev. V. Y. Boozer to
There seems to be no spreading of
influenza during the past week. In
January there were about 14 cases,
but with a few exceptions, the major
ity of these are now up.
The fact that school, churches and
movies were closed, and in stores and
public buildings, no crowd was allow
ed to congegate, is seen that this has
been the greatest help.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strother
went to Saluda to attend the funeral
of the former's niece, Mrs. Luke
Wheeler, which occurred on Wednes
day, February 4th, Mrs. Wheeler
died from an attack of pneumonia,
leaving a little baby girl three weeks
old. The happy young couple had
been married scarcely two years.
News has been received of the
death of Mrs. Donnell at her home in
Virginia, and Mr. Donnell is critical
ly QI. This young couple lived here
for a year or more, having rooms in
the home of Mrs' Annie Harrison,
and had many warm friends here.
Everyone in the home of Mrs. W.
L. Coleman has been ill, Mrs. Cole
man, Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
Billie, suffering from influenza. Mr.
Walsh developed pneumonia and for
the past two weeks they have had the
constant attention of trained nurses.
Mrs. John W. Marsh returned last
week from a month's stay at Gaines
ville, Fla. While away she also visited
at several different points in this
Miss Yeomans has returned to her
home at Fairfax after a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Joe Cox.
Little Nina Grace, the five-vear
old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs
Collins died on Wednesday ?
here after a short illness of ]
nia following influenza.
' She was an unusually brig .??
girl and had wound herself c
ly around the hearts of the f
rents. Every effort was made
her little Jife.
The little white casket was carried
on Thursday morning to Granijteville
where the interment was made, the
services being conducted by the pas
tor, Rev. W. S. Brooke.
The deepest sympathy of all is felt
for the bereaved ones, but their little
one is now "Safe in the arms of Je
A nation wide movement is now on
under the auspices of the United
Lutheran church of America to stir
up more active interest on the part
of the men in the work of the church.
In this section of South Carolina,
the itineracy has a speaker for every
town where there is a Lutheran
church and on February, the Rev. V.
Y. Boozer will speak here, provided
church services have been resumed.
Mrs. Will Wright and Miss Maud
Wright are at home from a week's
visit to Mrs. Chester in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant re
turned last week from a visit to rel
atives at Mt. Carmel.
Mrs. Huiet Waters and little
George are at home from Alexandria
City, Ala., after several weeks' visit
to the former's mother, Mrs. Os
Dr. W. S. Dorsett has been culled
to the pastorate of the Ridge .Baptist
church. At present Dr. Dorsett is in
Italy but it is thought thac he will ac
cept the call. About ei.iht years ago
he was pastor of the Johnston Bap
Miss Annie Bonhan of Columbia
has been for a short visit in the home
of her cousin, Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Mrs. Clarence Woodward and chil
dren have gone to Aiken to spend a
Miss Jennie Walsh is spending a
while here, having been called to the
bedside of her father, Mr. Bartow
Walsh who has pneumonia.
Miss Hallie White who teaches at
Leesville, was accompanied here for
a week-end visit by two of the teach
ers, Misses Bertha Mccutcheon and
Miss Annie Mae Reames has been
for a week-end visit to her sister,
Miss Aleen Reames who teaches the
Pardue School near North Augusta.
Insist on genuine Ford parts for
your repairs on your Ford cars and
YONCE & MOONEY.
Golden Wedding Celebration
The chime of the wedding bell is
ever sweet but in the ringing of the
golden wedding bells there is a mel
ody that is by far sweeter, for it tells
that two have lived in wedded happi
ness for 50 years. And so on Febru
ary 2, 1920, as the golden wedding
bells chimed at Ridge Spring, all
were glad and happy, for these were
ringing for Capt. and Mrs. Michael
W. Watson, it having been 50 years
since the two plighted their troth,
Michael W. Watson-Mary Mathews
On this happy day there were hun
dreds of friends and relatives, far
and near, sending and giving good
wishes and congratulations. .
This couple has lived most of their
married life at Ridge Spring and on
this happy occasion, they celebrated
this anniversary. From four to six
o'clock a beautiful reception was
had, and with the couple~were their
eight children. These are Mesdames
J. W. Mixson, of Union, J. M. Ivey of
Rock Hill, E. M. Rodgers of Blen
heim, Miss Pansy Watson, of Charles
ton and Messrs. A. C. Watson of
Orangeburg, W. H. and J. M. Watson
of Charleston and W. W. Watson of
Besides the many friends that
came, there was a general family re
union of the children and grand
children, nieces, nephews and cous
The home was beautifully decorat
ed in golden blossoms and ferns.
Mrs Blair Watson received the
guests at the front and passed from
here into the parlor where stood the
bride and groom of 50 years, upon
whose brows the years sit but lightly.1
The bride wore a beautiful cos
tume of black georgette, with a touch
nf w*?'*~ ' - ?.- . * ' ^iquet.
Ivvoir. which wu's
".?wac names were written nen.. _.
book was in charge of Mrs. Mixson. ,
Later the guests were carried to
,the dining room where an enjoyable
repast was served. The dining table i
was lovely in gold and white, the cen-1
tcrpiecc being a large gold vase of j
yellow narcissus and freesias and at
the base a circle of orange blossoms.
Seated at the table were Mrs. W.
H. Stuckey and Mrs. E. R. Stead-man I
who cut block cream which was serv- j
ed with pound cake and followed by
coffee and black fruit cake, then gold ,
and white mints, the last being serv- '
ed by two little granddaughters, Elise
Ivy and Helen Mixson.
Others assisting in the dining room i
were Mesdames L. J. Smith, Jerald
Watson and Miss Grace Frontis.
Master Thomas Watson pinned up- J
on each guest a souvenir, on which j
was insribed in gold, "1870-1920. j
M. M. K.-M. W. W."
Coming out from the dining room,
the presents were viewed, which were j
beautiful. The groom remembered i
the bride with a little gold clock, and ;
she gave him a gold shaving outfit.
Among the gifts were gold coins, in
twenty, ten, five and two and one-1
half pieces. China, with gold decora- j
tions, gold pieces for service, sugar
and creams and many other lovely
The guests departed with many
happy thoughts and good wishes for
the pair, whose, lives had meant so
much to those about them. The two,
as they have gone along life's path
way together, have radiated happi
ness, have done many golden deeds,
and among all of this is the family of
noble daughters and sons that are liv
ing monuments to the loving care
and training of the parents.
The letters from Stanmore Townes
are highly prized by the Advertiser.
This-young man manifests a true
spirit of loyalty to the county of his
nativity, when he sends, as a son to
his mother, the weekly messages to
those who esteem him most, the peo
ple of Edgefield.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet Tuesday, Feb
ruary 17th at 4:00 p. m. with Mrs. J.
H. Cantelou as hostess.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
a Lecture by Burton Holmes.
Every year Burton Holmes, an
European traveller and lecturer gives
a series of travelogues illustrated,
with motion pictures of a very high
order, in the Boston Symphony Hall.
He is a scholarly looking man with
many worth while things to say.
This afternoon I enjoyed hearing of
and seeing the Rhine as it is today,
with its picturesque peasants, color
ful scenery and historic castles. The
Rhine, he said, does not belong ex
clusively to the Germans, for first it
was Caesar's Rhine later Napoleon's
Rhine and today it belongs to the
world .a constant reminder of the
greatest victory of mankind.
Along its banks have grown up
many wierd legends such as that of
the Lorelei who enchanted the sail
ors with their songs and destroyed
them in the waves. Any such melo
dies' today, Mr. Holmes wittily sug
gested, would have to be sung in
Yankee ragtime, for the heroes are
no longer legendary, but "very per
fect, gentle knights" in khaki and
French blue who are patrolling the
streets ".nd overlooking the conquer
It is the irony of fate that today
American soldiers march the streets
file on_file with the Stars and Stripes
waving above them, while the Ger
man inhabitants remove their hats
as the flag passes, if not from re
spect, from compulsion. In one of
the old homes associated with Bis
narck, American soldiers are living,
and the little children, too young to
feel their country's humiliation enjoy
tl^.^ompany-of fV"> American dough
green. On the top of one ot these I
sloping terraces stands a massive !
memorial commemorative of the j
Franco-Prussian War. The topmost j
figure is that of a woman symbolizing
Germany, with her face turned to
1870 and the now victorious France ;
1870 and the now victoriour France j
As Americans come to see and ad- j
mire this war monument, the guide j
tells ther.i the same merciless story ?
cf its meaning, Xor the sad thing ;
about the whole outcome of the war
t)day is, that the Germans' thought
seems to be where it was in nineteen
fourteen. The training and teachings
of forty years can not be undone in
four or five. The task now is a Her
culean one, to reconstruct rn; only
the devastated fields of France, but
the stolid and very wrongly di
rected feelings and purposes of the
German people. So the American
flag, says Mr Burton ,does not fly
flauntingly over the conquered ter
ritory, but rather it floats as a sym
bol of the truth that men would not
have to live beneath the boot and
?spur of war lords, nor pay the penal
ty of an indemnity, if they would but
understand the lesson, which remains
for them to learn, the meaning of de
mocracy, the right of every individ
ual to equality of opportunity and
the unmolested pursuit of happiness.
142 Hemenway Street,
Thursday, March 11th is the
The last Lyceum number, Booth
Lowrey, the Blue Mountain Philoso
pher, will be given in the Opera
House Thursday, March 11th. The
advance notices of him state that he
cannot be fully appreciated in one
hearing. It would take a whole chau
tauqua course to convey to you h'.
powers. Sam Jones said of '. m,
"Booth Lowrey has got me skint."
Mr. Lowrey says of himself, that he
is "a sprightly lad of fifty years,
whose photographs slander him into
a nice old man with silver lambre
quins." If you do not know what lam
brequins are ask your grandmother.
Remember that the date is March
11th and it falls on Thursday-and
look out for some more about him
next week and the week after.
.Is Our Climate Too Dry For
.; Boll Weevil Damage? No
Drawing conclusions from the data
furnished County Agent Carwile by
County Agent Luther D. Fuller, of
Spartanburg county, who has made a
study of climatic conditions of this
State 'to compare with the Western
States that are being damaged by the
weevil, we are prone to believe that
sooner or later we are to be damaged
by the cotton pest and that the cot
tell farmer is not playing safe until
he grows all the food and feeds for
hi? farm and then grows all the cot
ton he can. The following weather
data will be found very interesting.
-^Report of Trenton weather sta
tion: 16.80 inches rainfall during
June, July and August; latitude 33
degrees and 48 minutes; altitude
6&0 degrees; coldest temperature
1916, 20 degrees; 1917, 5 degrees;
1$18, 4 degrees; growing period 224
Meriwether Station: Rainfall 16.54
inches; altitude 450 degrees; latitude
33 degrees and 38 minutes; coldest
temperature, 1914, 17 degrees; 1915,
22?degrees; 1916, 19 degrees; 1917,
9 degrees; 1918, 2 degrees; growing
period, 224 days.
Keport from Cordova, Walker Co.,
Alabama; latitude about the same "as
the above places of 33 degrees and
45>'minutes; altitude 334 degrees;
rainfall 14.60 inches; coldest temper
ature 1914, 9 degrees; 1915, 14 de
grees; 1916 ll degrees, 1917, 8 de
grees; cotton production of Walker
county 1911, 9,498 bales; 1912, 7,
184 bales; 1913, 8, 225 bales; 1918,
3, 047 bales. (The above is bales gin
ned ?ach of the ycars specified).
From this date we may get an idea
of ;vhat to expect, taking into consid
eration that we have about the same
climatic conditions as Cordova,, dif
*oTni??in that we have a o-r~~J"
uun c you conscien
tiously believe that the weevil will fi
nally get a bit of our crop?
Prize Essay Contests.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union each year offers prizes to
students in Edgefield county for es
says on subjects which will make and
hold tempei*ance sentiment. The bet
ter class of our people everywhere
over the county are taking high
ground on this subject and we must
keep this sentiment established for
We appeal to all the teacher:; of
our county to help UJ in this work.
For best essays on "How Pohibi
tion enforced will benefit our coun
ty," $5.00 will be awarded to the girl
or boy 14 years or over. The essay
must contain not less than 1,000
words nor more than 1,500. A second
prize of $2.00 will be awarded for
A prize of $5.00 will be awarded
for best essay on "Why I should not
smoke a cigarette," written by a toy
or girl under 14 years of age. Same
requirement as above. Second prize
of $2.00 for same subject.
The prizes have been won. by girls
and boys all over our county, as
many country schools as town schools
having been successful. It has not al
ways been the older pupils who have
won. This need not interfere with
regular school work, but can be done
under the eye of the teacher or at
home as English and count on the
English marks of the children. The
teachers or some one else may talk
to the children about the subjects
and they can get their ideas and in
formation in that way. Send them in
by February 25th to Mrs. J. L. Mims,
Edgefield, S. C.
On'the fifth Sunday night in Feb
ruary the winners will be invited to
?*e present at the Methodist church
at Edgefield when the prizes will be
awarded to the four winners.
If your school is closed from the
epidemic, this will be a good time to
take advantage of this opportunity.
If you think not many others are try
ing, then you will have more oppor
tunity of winning yourself.
Don't forget to place your orders
for Ford cars for summer deliveries.
YONCE & MOONEY.
February U. D. C. Meeting.
Mrs. Leslie Kernaghan was hostess
for the Daughters of the Confedera
cy Tuesday afternoon at one of the
most large attended and interesting
meetings recently held by this patri
The president, Miss Gladys Rives,
called the meeting to order, the mem
bers rising to say the Lord's prayer
in unison. \
Each member was asked to con
tribute some interesting incident con
nected with the service of the soldier
of her family. Mrs P. M. Feltham is
to use these stories in preparing a
paper, which will be, in a sense, a
record of the soldiers whose Confed
erate forebears Edgefield's United
Daughters of the Confederacy mem
orialize. It is desired that each mem
ber of the chapter ,not present at the
meeting, will send Mrs Feltham their
contribution to this paper. Similar
papers are being prepared by other
chapters and are tc be published in
the club columns.
The year's programs had been re
ceived from headquarters, outlining
a series of most entertaining sub
jects, with the list of prize essays
for the chapter members, including
those for the children's chapters.
At the conclusion of the historical
program the folding doors into the
lovely dining room were thrown op
en, disclosing a prettily appointed
tea table under the rosy glow of the
shaded electric light.
Blue and white block cream, with
individual angel cakes, on whose
snowy icing "U. D. C." was outlined
in red, was served-the immortal col
ors of the Southland, recalling the'
flag most beloved. Delicious red and
white mints completed the dainty
sweet course. Misses Fannie Shep-,
---j VncoU T?-?- . "-od the j
the attention ux those interested^ j
Lands for peanuts: Peanuts thrive I
best on sandy gray soils, but a good j
yield can be made on the clay and
heavy loamy soils. The objection to
red clay lands is that the iron, the el
ement that gives the ?oil the red col
or, of this soil stains the hulls of the
nuts, making them undesirable for
confections but they are all right for
oil purposes. Then too, the "pegs'
sometime fail to take to the ground
of the hard clay soils.
Seeding: Use the Little White
Spanish ar.d plant in the hulls ?.bout
four to six inches apart in 30-inch
rows. Much objection has been found
to seeding the shelled peanuts on ac
count of their drying out.
Fertilizing: Use from 400 to 800
pounds of 8-2-3 on the sandy lands,
and 9-2-3 on the clay soils. If cotton
tends to rust on the sandy land the
supply of potash should be increased
to 4 per cent. 600 pounds ?eems to oe
a reasonable amount to use, and not
under this since peanuts are heavier
feeders of plant food than cotton.
Let your ammonia come from a
quickly available source.
Liming: While there seems to be
doubt as to the use of lime, experi
ments show that lime pays on all le
gumes. See your County Agent about
the litmus acid test of your soil. Use
a good grade of lime. (See article
Students Make High Average.
The following students of the High
School have been excused from the
examinations this week on the sub
jects named below as they have aver
aged between 95 and 100 on that par
ticular study for five consecutive
Eighth Grade Spelling.
Allen Edwai-ds, Elizabeth Lott,
Gladys Lawton, Tom Bailey, Addie
Sue McClendon, Mary Lyon, Nolia
Eighth Grade Algebra.
Ninth Grade, AU Subjects.
Ninth Grade Algebra.
George Evans, Mitchell Wells,
Ninth Grade English.
George Evans, Mitchell Wells.
Tenth Grade Geometry
__Lois Mims, Eugenia Brunson.
S. B. TOWNES' LETTER.
View of House Office Build
ing and Statuary Hall.
"We left our seven-passenger parked
"At the foot of Capitol Hui
Punctured, patched and painfully
But obedient still.
She's ever ready-and once cranked
Goes bounding to her task,
For what more, gentle reader,
Could her gentle owner ask?
Then let us drive around to the
House Office Building and get a pass
from Mr. Byrnes to visit the House
of Representatives when we are in
the Capitol. The House Office Build
ing is about forty-five degrees to the
right of the east front of the Capitol,
some several hundred yards away.
All of the Congressmen that is, mem
bers of the House, have their offices
here. The Senate Office building is in
the left east front of the Capitol. We
consult the House Directory and find
Mr. Byrnes' office to be No. 286,
away down the wide corridor on the
Unfortunately, Mr. Byrnes is not
in, but his secretary, Mr. Hair, greets
us with the glad hand and immediate
ly wants the news from "down
"We are residents of Indian Head,
"Then, how do you like this section
of the country?"
"It is all covered with snow, we
shall tell you next spring."
Mr. Hair gives us a pass to the
visitors' gallery of the House and we
start for the Capitol. After crossing
-tho-anacious.asohalt esn1o~- ".
: . :'-.< Cirice "! .Ii-.;'. ? : hisi'? ;?\
just left. On your left, the Senate
Office Building-beautiful structures
Almost directly in front, beyond
the open court but on Capitol Hill,
rears the gilded dome of the Con
gressional Library, under which
dome a million books and more are
?open to the public use.
Perhaps we shall visit this next
Let us now admire what is more
I immediate. On the Rotunda Portico
where we now stand, there is a sort
i of allegorical group to represent the
Genius of America. The shield of the
?group bears the date, July 4, 1776,
land the scroll of the Constitution,
the adoption date September 1787.
I There are two other massive groups:
j The Discovery of America and the
?Settlement of America. The former
j represents Columbus and an Indian
'girl, and the latter a pioneer battling
with a savage.
Here on the Portico amongst these
groups is the scene of the Inaugura
tion. It is here that the president
?takes the oath of office and delivers
Let us enter the Rotunda. The
doors are bronze with representa
tive scenes on either door illustrating
the career of Columbus. You are now
in a great circular hall decorated on
all sides with eight separate paint
ings by Trumbull, Wier, Chapman,
Powell and Vanderlyn. The subjects
are as follows:
Landing of Columbus on San Sal
vador, October 12, 1492.
Discovery of the Mississippi by
De Soto, 1541.
Baptism of Pocahontas, Jamestown
Embarkation of the Pilgrims from
Delft Haven, July 22, 1620.
Declaration ?f Independence, Phil
adelphia, July 4, 1776.
Surrender of Burgoyne, Saratoga,
October 17, 1777.
Surrender of Cornwallis, York
town, October 19, 1781.
The Resignation of General Wash
ington, December 23, 1783.
Many "sculptured portraits of great
men and great events adorn the walls
and in the very top, against the can
opy, which is 180 feet above the
floor, there is a colossal fresco repre
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