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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1920
No Public Meetings Held Yet.
Death of Mr. and Mrs.
Darnell. Mr. and Mrs
There were several cases'of. influ
enza developed during the week,
and all meetings and gatherings are
still called off. It has not been de
cided when the school will resume ac
Clara Ryan, an estimable colored
nurse, died in Florida, having been
in an automobile accident, and her
body was brought here on Sunday to
the home of her mother. She was con
. sidered a fine nurse and both white !
and colored regret her death.
'Mr. Earl H. Smith spent several
days of the past week in Atlanta.
Mrs. John Fleming Marsh is at
home after a visit of a week to her
parents at Batesburg.
Last week we chronicled the death
of Mrs. Darnell of influenza which,
occurred in Charlotte. Later it was
learned that Mr. Darnell also^died a
few days after his-wife's death of the
same disease, in a hospital in Char
lotte, N. C. Mr. Darnell was a resi
dent here for sometime and associ
ated in the garage of Mr. W. J. Hatch
er. They left a little child about two
years old. It is probable that the child
will be adopted by a Johnston couple
as they have made a request for it.
Miss Louella Howard entertained
a number of her young friends on
Friday evening with a valentine
party this being in compliment to her
friend Mr. Watson Nickerson, who
was leaving for Columbia. ju
. Everyone enjoyed the valentine j*
box and much fun was had as these j S
were delivered, and guesses as to the ! I
sender were made. Progressive con
versation and music aided in the
evening's pleasures. ^
Delicious jelly, whipped cream !c
and cake were served.
On last Thursday Mrs. Satcher and
Mr. Jesse Franklin were married here
at the home of the bride by Rev. W. j t
S. Brooke. They will make their j I
home in the Philippi section,- where* 8
the groom resides. 1
Miss Azilee Yonce entertained sev- r
eral of her friends with a spend-the-'t
day p?rty on Saturday, Valentine j <1
Day, and in the afternoon a party | c
was had, which all the young people j c
greatly enjoyed. ii
Mr. Walter Sawyer is having hisjr
home, which is situated in the su-jt
burbs, remodeled. This is a prettily jv
located place, and when finished will
be a beautiful dwelling.
Mr. John Brown has purchased the j *
Elbert Vance place, but will not take
possession until next year.
Mrs. M. E. Norris and Mrss Sara
Norris have gone to Atlanta for alf
two weeks' stay. |I
Mrs. W. W. Satcher of North Au- 11
gusta has been for a visit to the fam
ily of Mr. and Mrs^ Pope Perry. I
The family of Mr. Will Collins r
has moved into the dwelling which s
the family of Mr. Bill Berry vacated, ? r
to go into their newr home.
Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Smith are vis
iting their daughter, Mrs. Wilmot
Mr. William Lott is at home from
a business trip to North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Suber of Saluda have
come here to make their home and
at present are in the home of their
daughter, Mrs. Mike Crouch. About
two weeks ago their home was burn
ed and they barely escaped, nothing
being saved and no insurance. Mr.
Suber has purchased a home near
Mrs. W. S. Brooke has been quite
sick for several days.
Mr. O. D. Black went to AbbeviPo
last week to attend the marriage of
his cousin. Mr. Calhoun Black.
Messrs. Ben L. Stevens and Joe
Payn* of Meeting Street wpre visit
ors here during the past week.
Mrs. Allen and little daughter of
Augusta, have been visiting Mrs.
Mrs'. W. E. LaGrone and children
have been visiting the former's moth
er in Aiken.
Mr. Watson Nickerson has gone >o
Columbia to accept a position with
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hardy enter
tained with a delightful dining at
their spacious home one day last
John M. Denny, a former Johnston c
V?ost Attractive Business Plact
Have you visited recently the mos
ittractive business place in - Edge
field? We refer to the sales room
md garage of Yonce & Mooney oi
Main Street. The new building am
its modernly equipped offices am
salesrooms would do credit to an;
:ity in this part of the country. Thi
s the Edgefield home of the Fon
:ars and tractors. In the rear of th:
Duilding is the mechanical depart
nent where sick Fords are. mad.
veli again-a real Ford hospital. Am
me, best part about it for Ford pa
;rons is that nothing but sick Fon
:ars are treated here. They special
ze on the cars they sell, using rea
?ord parts and making all repairs ii
;he best manner possible. Giving al
)f their time and attention to thi1
me line of cars, it is only reasonabb
o say that they become more exper
n working on these particular car;
h?n do mechanics who repair al
:ars that come along. Have you'
.'ord cars repaired by Ford meehan
cs. That is what Yonce & Mooney
irge upon their patrons and the}
lave good ground for it. Better plac<
rour order for a Ford car NOW, i:
rou want a business or pleasure cai
or the early summer. "First com3
irst served," is the never-to-be-vio
ated rule of this establishment.
Clemson College Notes.
The Athletic Association of Clem
on College met recently and electee
he following officers: President
'rof. D. H. Henry; Secretary auc
?reasurer, Afr. Jule Carson; Footbul
nanager, S. L. Cathcart; Assistuni
nanagers, M. P. Fuller and M. W
Jams; Assistant baseball manager
President Henry announced thai
]oach Jiggs Donahue would be bael
?ext season to act as head footbal
Clemson College authorities, alum
ii and students are glad t? welcome
wo more alumni as' members of thi
loard of trustees. These are Majoi
lenry C. Tillman, '03, of Greenwoor
md Mr. W. D. Barnett. '10, of Co
umbia. Three other graduates wht
lave recently taken high place witt
he Bureau o.f Soil Improvement arc
. C. Pridemore, '09, of Cherokee
ounty; C. A. McLendon^ '08 of Le?
ounty and F. H. Jeter, 'll, of Mar
on county. The first two are agrono
nists and the last is agricultural ed
or for the Bureau, the chief oi
ihich is Prof. J. M. Harper, formorl}
lirector of the agricultural depart
nent at Clemson.
rebruary 12, 1920.
Last Lyceum Attraction.
Remember March 11th is the dat(
br the last lyceum attraction. ^Jh<
Matforni" of Chicago says of Booti
"Sam Jones once said of Booti
,o\vrey: 'As a humorist and philoso
>her he's got us all beat.' A man oi
cholarly attainment, he has though
nuch, felt much, suffered much
aughed much and he is always read}
vith a tonic or a square meal, as thi
ludience or occasion may demand
J?rn in the far South in the earl.?
ixties, he was cradled to the rattle
?f the heavy musket and the roar o
he cannon, and I might say thc- clanl
?f the sword, for his father was :
:eneral on the Southern side in tha
:reat struggle. Small wonder he i:
iramatic and full of tender pathos
spending as he did his early boyhooe
>n a southern plantation in the per
ume of the jasmine, the magnolh
ind the cotton bloom, it is smal
conder that he is a poet. Roamin;,
he fields and forests with the litth
nckaninnies, gathering wild flower:
inder southern skies and listening i;
he evening under the southern mooi
o the rhythmic^ongs and the wein
uperstitions of the negroes aroun;
he cabins, it is therefore small won
1er that the Southjs making its bou
o him as the prince of writers in ne.
,rro fofk lore.
"Booth Lowrey cannot be put oi
)aper; you must see him, hear.him
tudy him. Dr. Homer T. Wilson, af
er hearing him in two popular lee
ures and eight educational lectures
lays: 'As manager of Chautauqua:
or fuorteen years I have neve:
leard his equal.' "
>oy, now ?of Columbia, was in towi
ast week. He is a popular "knigh
>f the grip."
2 ?Miss Florence Mims Writei
I sometimes think that if I could
photograph the thing I have to say
to you, things that I plan and try tc
write, perhaps the picture would not
y^>e a displeasing one. When I sit and
try to send my thoughts through thc
medium of a pen point they become
musty and sordid, the sort of things
that you read anywhere. I have the
desire to be distinctive, but "the best
laid plans of mice and men do .aft
gang a glee." >
It is quite a coincidence that this
particular quotation should hffve
come into my mind, for I had the
pleasure of seeing such a lovely
statue of Robert Burns the otnei
day, which I had planned to writ?
about in this article.
Sometimes I have to take far trips
for ,my inspiration, and then again 1
walk one block from my . room and
see something worth while. That, is
what I did yesterday afternoon.
This statue of Burns, recently
erected by one of the societiea
organized to perpetuate his memory,
I stands alone in the Fenway Park,
[surrounded by trees and shrubbery.
? I tramped through . the ice-crusted
'snow and on reaching it found about
eight little children sliding down the
snow banks at the base of it. They
each had a tiny little sled about three
feet longhand each one seemed cb be
having the time of his life. One little
girl asked me if I would not like to
coast down the hill. I sat on the sled
behind her and went rushing down
the incline with perfect safety. When
?I told her that I had never seen any
' ?thing of the sort till I came to 'ios
' 'ton, she asked if I came from Texas,
' ?which was. the most distant place she
. had learned in her geography, maybe.
'(Then one of the little boys explained
! .the technique of guiding the sled and
(suggested that I go down aloue. Since
il am more daring_than I dare to be
Jlieve,T"g?t on, but forgetting al' my
' newly acquired knowledge, rolled
headlong in the snow, which was part
I of the sport.
j Then I came back and looked at
f ?the statue, for since I have become
'grown I have to put away childish
\ J In one hand the great Scotchman
\ ?held a book and in the other t stair
'and what seemed to be a/Scottish
?bagpipe, and his dog stood at* his side,
j His dop: and books were perhaps h
. best friends, as they are in many in
J stances of all mankind. Tho face
'gave one the impression that he was
?seeing far things, visions not of this
j world, which he embodied in his
That is the proof of a great statue,
j that one forgets it is marble and secs
' i only the artist's thought through it.
' j And the other proof that this w:is a
1 j beautiful and true thing was that it
made me entertain certain thoughts
1 ?as lofty ns the idealism of the man.
Very soon I am going to near a
great living Scotchman, Harry Lau
der, who . can interpret in still an
other way, through his versatile skill,
the real romance of Burns' native
, FLORENCE MIMS.
Honor Roll of Antioch School.
For Month Ending February 6.
Tenth Grade: Elizabeth Brunson,
Lucile Brunson, Ruth Quarles, Dab
ney Talbert, Zola Walker.
Seventh Grade: Mabel Talbert,
Albert Walker, Eva Walker.
Sixth Grade: Sam Brunson.
Fifth Grade: Moody Holmes, Ar
lie Hamilton, Grover Talbert, Amos
Fourth Grade: James Talbert,
Charlie Jones, William Quarles, Mary
Bell Graves, Susan Walker, Fannie
Third Grade: John Graves, Craf
Second Grade: Juanita Gardner.
First Grade: Viola Talbert, Eliza
beth Qraves, Tyler Gardner, Hattie
Holmes Carlton Quarles, Harold Tal
bert, Ollie Holmes.
Card From Stanmore Townes.
I'm plumb out of paper and cigars
tonight, Mr. Editor, and no gas for
my Packard Pullman. Shall be with
you next week.
S. B. TOWNES.
P. 0. Box 100,
Indian Head, Md. ,,
i Good News Letter From Har
I have seen two such nice letters
L from the Sweetwater* school, that 1
j thought you might think we were en
tirely off of the map, now that our
; Hardys correspondent has left us,
1 but we are still joggling to school as
: usual and having a pretty good time
. between times.
i We have had quite a time getting
to school in North Augusta, having
? to drive six miles every morning, but
i we know it is worth while, as we have
(Kine of the finest schools in the stati
and one of the best corps of teachers
, we have ever had. The school is doing
splendid work in each grade.
Mr. Lanham, our beloved pastor
preached for us Sunday. He is filling
the pulpit until we can get another
pastor, as he has resigned. We all
; love and respect him and shall miss
him very much.
Mrs. Julian Townes has just re
turned from Mrs. Jas. McClane's,
where she has been for a few days.
We all/niss her when she is off, and
are glad when she comes home as she
is one of our good. Samaritans.
We have had quite a number of
cases of flu in our neighborhood. Mr.
Bunch's? children, Merrsr Ed Foucher,
Frank Townes and Mrs Wise and
children, but am glad to tell you that
our fine young Dr. Mathis has been
very successful in treating them al!.,
and they are on. the road to recovery.
The farmers are getting very anx
ious to get to plowing ?gain as the
rain has kept'them back for several
weeks. There is very little cotton.talk
in our neighborhood. They are all
fencing their lands and beginning to
talk stock raising, dairying and plant '
ing grains before* the boll weevil gets
Mrs. Ellie Brigs and Mrs. T. J.
Briggs have gone to Florida for a lit j
?tie visit to Mr. John Luther Briggs.
KgK* are so glad they are having-such
a good time, but we can't spare them
very long. When "Miss Nell" is out
of our neighborhood we all are just
lost until she returns,
lt is hard for us to tell which gives
us more pleasure every week, Miss
Florence Minis or Mr. Stanmore
Townes. They both write and de
A. M. j
Beautiful Party at "Hill Crest" ,'
The winter social season reached ?
a climax Thursday afternoon, Feb
ruary 12th, in the beautiful bridge
tea at "Hill Crest."
Misses Mary and Katherine Butler,
assisted by their attractive nieces,
Misses Emma and Katherine Thomp
son, received thc guests in the spa
cious hall of their typically Southern
In the living room, Mrs. Kate De
Vere Butler and Dr. Preston DeVore
extended their genial welcomes, and
here the guests who did not play
bridge enjoyed a conversational af
Eight tables for bridge were ar
ranged in the lovely adjoining parlor
and dining room, and a number of
progressive games entertained the
Mrs. J. G. Alford made the highest
score and was presented with an ex
quisite cut glass sauce boat, inlaid
with a dainty gold bead design. Mrs.
Edwin Folk and Miss Anna Bee tied
for the consolation, Miss Bee ?utting
high, secured the box of delicious \
An elaborate salad course with hot
chocolate, whipped cream and that
truly southern dainty, delicious sweet
wafers, were served.
The gracious hospitality that gives
to every function at "Hill Crest" an
indescribable charm made this beau
tifully planned tea a brilliant climax
to pre-Lenten festivities.
MRS. P. M. FELTHAM.
On Friday at 6 o'clock, Mr. R. H.
and Miss Sallie May Nicholson wera
guests at a delightful four course
turkey dinner at their home at Ce
dar Grove. The guests were Misses
Elizabeth and June Rainsford, Miss
es Sophie, Katherine and Sadie Mims,
Misses Charlotte Strother, Mamie
Dunovant, Helen Nicholson, Mary
Hughes and Messrs. George Adams,
Paul Cogburn, Sam Hughes, John
Hollingsworth and Prof. C. F.
On last Wednesday evening at the
Baptist church a very delightful and
remarkable occasion took place, when
the churches united in a service to
hear Mr. N. A. Boyajian, an Arme
nian law student at the South Caro
linna University: Mr. Boyajian is also
a graduate of Emory College in med
icine and an A. B., B. S. of Birming
ham College. He is a Methodist by
church affiliation, and will finish his
law course at the University pre
paratory to returning to his own
country in June.
The address was full of humor,
life, pathos and left a d?ep impres
sion on the minds and hearts of all
The meeting was presided over by
Mr. T. B. Greneker, the devotions
conducted by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor
of the Methodist church and the ben
ediction pronounced by Rev. L. A.
Peatross of the Episcopal church.
The Baraca orchestra played "Be
lieve me if all those endearing young
charms." This orchestra is composed
of Messrs Claude Lyon and Irving
Padgett, cornets; Mrs. E. S. Rives
and Miss R?sela Parker, violinists;
saxaphone, Mr. George F. Mims and
bass horn, Mr. Madison Tucker.
Little Ned Nicholson gave the
"Cry of the children," adapted to the
occasion from Mrs. Browning's won
derful poem. The speaker was in
troduced by Dr. R. G. Lee.
At the close of the address Mr.
Boyajian made a nappeal for his na
tive people and about $1,200 was
pledged for the martyred nation of
A vocal duet sung by Miss Miriani
Norris and Mrs. R. G. Lee was "Be
The weather for the past week has
been pretty much of all kinds except
iry. The boll weevil has had plenty
of chances to wash his face in the
dew without having to break the ice.
The night of the 14th and the
whole of the loth made him put on
his overcoat and draw nigh unto the
warm corners as the thermometer
sought the low levels on those dates.
Mrs. S. W. Gardner, Sr., was real
?ll for a few days last week but her
condition had improved a gi'eat deal
and she was well on the road to re
covery the last we heard from her.
The friends of Mrs. J. -T. Reese are
glad to learn that she is improving
from a recent operation of tonsilitis.
She is spending some time until her
recovery at the home of her mother,
Mrs. H. C. Robinson, of Augusta.
Mesdames E. G. and T. J. Briggs
ai-e visiting Mr. John Luther Briggs
in Florida. They write that they are
having a great time.
Dr. J. T. Reese and Mr. F. B. Bar
ker went to Edgefield last Wednes
day to bring back a new, up-to-date
"Tin Lizzie." But when the doctor's
old car gave the new one a few dots
as to the condition of the roads down
in these parts, the new car absolute
ly refused to leave your town.
Now, both Dr. Reese and Mr. Bar
ker are expert Ford nurses, a^nd as
sured the young Miss Ford of the
best treatment in their power, but
they couldn't prevail on her to pull
down hill when her face was turned
towards our roads. Maybe"Mr. Broad
water can' induce her to come this
way on promises.
We hear that the "flu" has been
raging all around us, but so far have
heard of very few cases in this neigh
We had a Valentine Box at Sweet
water school house Friday which was
enjoyed by all. Our teachers work
overtime to make our school inter
esting as well as instructive.
We have a very flourishing Liter
ary Society which promises to turn
out some able orators of the mascu
line sex and some brilliant suffra
gettes frc.u the fairer sex.
There will be an Oyster Supper
given at Sweetwater School on the
night of Friday, February 27, at
7:30 o'clock. All friends and patrons
of the school are cordially invited.
Proceeds wilj go toward school im
"SWEET WATER SCHOOL."
MONEY TO LEND
On proved real estate, town and
country. Short and long terms/
' T. B. GRENEKER,
Home Demonstration Notes
Garden: Sow in hot-beds-egg
plants, tomatoes and pimentos. -Last
of the month sow in open ground
early peas, spring kale* beets, spin
ach, carrots, celery, radish and pars
ley. Set out asparagus roots, onion
sets, horse radish roots and hardy
lettuce plants. Early planting of po
tatoes can be made.
Poultry: Remember to hatch chick
ens early, as early hatched Rullecs
make best winter layers. Each year
thousands of eggs are lost after the
eggs have been put under the broody
hen. The setting, hen is usually placed
in an open place where other hens
are allowed to molest her. This re
sults in many broken and chilled
eggs and poor hatches result.
When given proper attention the
. hen is the best and most valuable in
cubator for the'farm, but the follow
ing factors must be observed: The
nests should be properly constructed.
Take a soap box 16 inches square and
&. inches deep. Fill in with at least
2 inches of moist soil or turf. Mold
the shape of the nest, filling in the
corners with the soil. After this com
plete the nest with either good straw
Broody hens should be transferred
to permanent sitting nest at night
and allowed to sit on China or nest
eggs for a day or two before trusting
them with good eggs. ' .
In order to protect the sitting hen,
a light wire frame should be con
structed which will rest directly over
the nest. It should be about 10 inches
high ' to allow ample room for the
hen while resting on the eggs.
After the eggs are placed under
the hen she should not be disturbed
for two days. After the second day
she should be taken off once each day
till the 18th day. She should be al
lowed to remain away from the* eggs
from 10 to 30 minutes depending up
on the temperature.
Whole corn is thc best food for sit
ting hens. Never feed them moist
mash as that is too easily digested.
Water, grit and a dust bath should al
ways be provided. ' ,
All eggs should be tested on the
seventh day which makes it possible
to reset some of the hens.
Toe-mark chicks when hatched.
This enables to tell age of chicks and
also breeding when they become ma
It is important to .give an applica
tion of insect powder to a hen before
placing her on a setting of eggs.. So
dium^Flouride is strongly recommend
ed, but in case it is not available, use
any good powder. Give the hen a
second dusting on the 17th day. In
the way the chicks^ when hatched,
wlil be free from lice.
(Copied from Winthrop Specialists' .
reports.)' c ,.y... . '
Planning Meals. k~ ,
The housewife who wants a
healthy family always manages to
give during the day some of all five
classes of food-protein, carbohy
drates, fats, mineral matter and wa
ter. Another thing she should include
are the foods containing vitamines.
A vitamine is a growth promoting
substance -which only exists in milk,
eggs, in the liver and kidneys of an
imals and in leafy vegetables. Any
individual attempting to live on a di
et that contains no vitahflnes devel
ops all thefsymptoms of malnutrition
and is readily susceptible to disease.
Since the vitamine is invaluable to
the human being, sonje food contain
ing this growth-promoting substance
shoved be given a place in the daily
meals of every family. , \
County Health Nurse. * ^
Edgefield is very fortunate in hav
ing already in our midst an emergen
cy nurse, Miss Grace Brumbaugh.
She is an experienced nurse and on
call of the physicians of our county
is glad to help in case of emergency.
She has already been a great comfort
in a number of cases, and the more
needy the subject the nore, happy
she is to render assistance. In many
places Red Cross nurses, are being
imported from other places to assist
in the local situation, and nurses are
having to be trained for service.
Everywhere the County Health Nurse
idea is growing in favor, as the bene
fits to be derived from it are observ