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VOL. 84 '^/^ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5.1919 N0 35
Week of Prayer Observed.
Death of Miss Lizzie
White in Augusta.
U. D. C. Met.
The women of the Baptist Mission
ary Society are observing this week
as a special week of prayer. The
meetings are being held each after*
noon except Wednesday, when at the
prayer meeting a special prayer ser
vice was had. The Junior organiza
tions are also observing this time of
On last Tuesday Mr. J. Howard
Payne was operated on at the Uni
versity Hospital in Augusta, and his
many friends are delighted that he
is improving. His wife and sister,
Miss Zena Payne, have been with him
since his operation.
Mr. Wallace Turner is having lum
ber laid on his lot on West Calhoun
street, and at an early date will have
a pretty bungalow erected.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis is at home from a
visit to her sister, Mrs. Caldwell
Cullum at Batesburg, the latter hav
ing been quite sick.
Mr. Lewis Stevens of Meeting
Street was a visitor here during the
Miss Maud Wright is at University
Hospital for medical treatment.
Master Maxwell Ferguson of Wal
halla, is making his home with his
uncle, Dr. L. S. Maxwell.
Mr. Bartow Walsh and Master Bil
lie have returned from a visit to
Mr. O. S. Wertz who is at the Co
lumbia Hospital, having undergone (
an operation is reported to be doing
well. His family has been with him.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Woodword/
are now domiciled in the home of Mr.
A revival will commence next
week at the Methodist church, Rev.
Kellar preaching. He preaches good,
^?S?&?h* sermons, and this, week of.
prayer and "conSBaraflSSiT^wirr"Ve a*
great spiritual uplift to the j
Miss Maude Sawyer has i
from a visit to her sister, Mri
Clark at Aiken.
Mrs. St. Julian Harris of
Ga., has been for a visit in
of her mother, Mrs. P. N. L
early date, Mr. and Mrs. J
move to Albany, Ga. The f o yv,
sition makes this a more convenient
situation for him.
Mr. Marion Williams has been for
a visit to his sister, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt.
Mrs. Davis, of Columbia, was the
guest of her sister, Mrs., M. W.
Crouch, last week.
Mr. Frank Suber has been for a
visit to Saluda.
Mr. Guy Horne has gone over to
Columbia to assist in the music of
"Trade Week." He is a fine cornetist,
also plays the trombone well.
Mr. A. P. Lott was a visitor to Au
gusta during the past week.
The young people enjoyed a
Pound Party on Friday evening in
the home of Miss Betty Waters.
There were several forms of amuse
ment that were arranged that gave
all a good time.
Miss Lizzie White died on last
Wednesday morning at the Universi
ty Hospital, Augusta. She lived many
years here and had many warm
friends, and her death is deeply re
She was a trained nurse, having
been for about eight years, and by
this her mission in life had been a
beautiful one, and by her efficiency,
she was much sought for by those
who were sick. During the recent
war she went overesas and was near
many scenes of battle, where she
nursed the wounded back to life. She
was a noble, Christian woman.
She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom White, and leaves three
brothers, Rev. G. P. White of Bam
burg, Rev. Luther White and Mr.
John White, and three sisters, Mrs.
Sheppard, a matron at Connie Max
well orphanage, Mrs. Lona White of
McBean, Ga., and Miss Pearl White.
Mrs. Georgia Turner of this place
was her aunt. The body was carried
to f^eenwood where it was laid to
ret.' beside the graves of her parents.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C. met Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
H. W. Crouch, and five new members
were received, this making about ten
for the year, so far.
Plans were made for Memorial
Day and a good speaker was invited
to make an address. This will prob
ably be observed the day following
The District conference to be at
Aiken was discussed, and Mrs. P. B.
Waters was elected delegate. Mrs.
Waters^xtended a cordial invitation
to the chapter to meet with her on
the 29th, to celebrate the 23rd anni
versary of the chapter organization,
also to observe Gen. Hampton's
Year books will be ready for dis
tribution at next meeting.
After business a good program
was enjoyed and Mrs. O. D. Black
read a splendid paper on "A Famous
Southern Home-Mt. Vernon.'
Owing to the week of prayer and
the protracted services, the Apollo
music club will not meet until April
1st, with Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mrs. Will Hoyt has gone for a visit
' On Saturday morning Mr. Elmer
Collins was carried to Margaret
Wright to be operated on for appen
dicitis. He was accompanied by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Collins.
On Saturday evening Miss Emma
iBouknight entertained with a bridge
i party at Mulberry Hill. There were
; other amusements besides 'bridge and
j St. Patricks idea was carried out in
every detail. An elaborate salad
co urse, followed with 'fruit saladaz
course, followed by ambrosia with
fruit and pound cake, was served.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Black, John
Howard and Oscar Black, visited Au
gusta jthis week.
Mrs. Marie Dozier made a visit to
i Saluda, the guest of Mrs. B. L. Allen.
; Clemson Students All Back at !
Clemson College, March 22-Prac
tically all of the students of Clemson
College are back on the campus to
day and at their work as usual. The
j best of spirit prevails.
Late trains Sunday brought the ca
,dets back to the campus in large
fnrrmbers. FrieffdTy-?isciiss??^-bf <
.. It is generally
conceded that the students acted has
tily in their walk-out, though many
J patrons and present and former stu
, dents claim that there were student
j The recent announcement by the
?trustees of certain changes, such as
?open trial, with counsel for student
j off enders,-and improvement of the
?"mess," have brought forth expres
sions of approval ,and it is believed
there will be no further trouble.
Resolution of Thanks.
Whereas, our town was greatly
jeopardized and imperiled by fire at
an early hour Tuesday morning
And whereas, we, otherwise would
have been left practically to the de
struction of its merciless hand of
?flame and terror, and possibly the
! greater part of the 'business section
of our town destroyed, had not the
patriotic Manager and Employees of
the Addison Mills responded to our
cry for help by coupling and extend
ing into our midst its great fire-fight
ing hose and equipments;
And whereas, we feel extremely
and deeply grateful to Mr. Hightow
jer, the liberal minded Manager of the
mill and always a friend in time of
j trouble and need to the limit of his
lability; and likewise appreciatively
grateful to the faithful Employees of
the mill who so willingly and efficient
ly rendered their service; Therefore,
Be it Resolved by the Edgefield
Chamber of Commerce
First, That we extend to the Addi
son Mill and Mr. T. A. Hightower, its
courteous and thoughtful Manager,
and to each and all employees and all
other citizens both white and color
ed who so valiantly assisted in ex
tinguishing and controlling the fire
that so greatly threatened our whole
town, our profoundest thanks and
gratitude for the indispensable and
consoling help rendered by them on
Second, That a copy of these reso
ultions be handed to Mr. Hightower
by our Secretary, and also to each
of our County Papers for publica
Edgefield Chamber of Commerce.
Columbia's Population An
Washington, Marchi 22-Popula
tion statistics for 1919 announced
today by the census bureau included^
Columbia, S. C., 37,524, an in
crease of 11,205 or 42.6 per cent,
Ranked as second city in South
Carolina, thirty-second city of the
South and 209th city of the nation
in point of population in 1910 with
26,319 people. In the decade from,
1900 to 1910 it showed an incease of
5,211, or*24.7 per cent, while in the.
previous two decades, 1890 to 1900'
and 1880 to 1890 its increases was
37.5 per cent and 53.0 per cent.
Cities of the country ranking near
I Columbia in 1910 which have report
led their 1920 population are: Bloom
ington, 111., 216th rank, 28,638, an
11.1 per cent increase; Lewiston, Me.
j 211th rank, 31,707 and 20.8 per cent
increase; Danville, Ul., 201st rank,.
33,730, and 21.1 per cent increase;
Shreveport, La., 43,874 and 56.6 per
Increases in southern cities whose
populations have been reported are:
Knoxville, 114.1 per cent; Beaumont,
Texas, 71.3; Charlotte, 36.2; Chatta
nooga, 29.8 and Macon 29.2.
Columbia, in the dawn of its new
era, announces that its people num
ber 51,924. Announcement by the
census bureau at Washington today
jthat the census count gives the city.
37,524 people, while the suburbs hold
approximately 14,400, according to;
estimates made by officials of the out
lying sections. This makes the popu
lation of Greater Columbia approxi
There are six suburbs to Columbia,
each a healthy town to ntself. The
Record has secured from the mayors
and clerks of several incorporated
villages and their official estimates pf
the population. These follow:
Eau Claire (including Colonial *|
Heights, Ridgewood jtnd Col-- --?
..u.iuun Annex and communi
Red Hill News.
Sunday being a pretty spring day, j
we had a large crowd at church, were I
more there than ever have been since
our new pastor, Rev. Barnes, has ?
We have a heating plant to keep ;
;the church warm. We only wish our
roads were better so everybody could
We are glad to say we have not
had many flu cases this winter here,
but there are a few now. Miss Maude
Smith has it. Hope she will soon be
Mrs. Ebb Wood's baby is some bet
ter of pneumonia, having had it
twice this winter..
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams are
the happy parents of another little
Another little girl has come to
brighten the home of Mr. L. J. Mc
Clendon, her name is Esther Mar
Mrs. Lou McClendon who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mary Co
sey, who had flu, has returned home.
Mrs. J. W. McDaniel was called
home Sunday on account of the sud
den death of her father, Mr. Reese,
at Modoc. She remained until today.
We are sorry to hear that Freeman
Quarles, the son of F. W. Quarles,
Miss Cornelia Bussey visited Miss
Minne Bell Bailey last week-end.
We are having a good school with
the following teachers, Mr. Cogburn,
from Neeces, S. C., Miss Margaret
Middleton of Clarks Hill and Miss
Ruth Timmerman of Scotland, Ga.
Mr. Maman Bartley of Johnston
and Mr. Capers DeLaughter visited
Mrs. J. B. Holmes last week.
Our Sunday school has been
changed to fourth Sunday afternoon
instead of fourth Sunday morning.
The Y. W. A. will meet fourth
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.
We are glad to say Mrs. Fannie
Bussey is able to walk after being
A Larger Freight Depot Need
We doubt if there is another tynvn
Edgefield's size in the State that has
as large volume of freight'shipped
into it as Edgefield. The very crowd
ed condition of the depot, despite the
persistent efforts of Mr. Townsend
to prevent congestion, gives some
idfea of the tremendous volume. Mr.
Townsend needs more warehouse
room for his freight? It is wonderful
how well he conducts the freight bus
iness under the present housing facil
ities. A depot about double the size
of the present .building is needed.
Frequently freight that should be
protected from the weather has to be
left out on the platform at night.
Heating Plant Installed.
|fMr. R. M. Johnson of Red Hill was
ip^town yesterday and told The Ad
vertiser's representative that the
rapibers of Red Hill church have in
sfuled a modern heating plant for
t?fi church, which is working ad
mirably well. The furnace was placed
in the basement and the hot air is !
carried to all parts of the large build- j
ing. Already it has been observed I
chat the attendance is larger on cold j
days than formerly. No church can
make a better investment than that
of making the building comfortable ?
in winter. We congratulate the mern- ;
bers of Red Hill church upon this
.Booth Lowrey, the finest humor- j
ous lecturer on the platform today, j
will'close our lyceum course for this
winter. Mr. Lowrey is a native, there |
is nothing imported about him. He is
a Mississippian, from Blue Mountain, !
and knows Southern humor first
hand. He has never failed to please, |
and you have nothing to risk and all [
toprain, gain in a jolly, good evening
of pure, clean humor. You will not
be able to straighten your faro
nut yei reacneu Lue tou. rx c?lii>raccu?
in Edgefield told The Advertiser's
representative that he has the con
tract for erecting a bungalow and
had to pay $140 per thousand for the
flooring for the building. Several
days later he secured the contract for
repairing another Edgefield home j
and needing some flooring for that
building he telephoned to Augusta
for it and had to pay at the rate of
$155 per thousand. These prices are
Interesting U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgefield Chapter, U. D. C., j
met with Mrs. Agatha Woodson on ?
Tuesday with a representative crowd .
There was very little business to
atend to so after the opening exer
cises, presided over by our efficient
president, Miss Gladys Rives, the
meeting was turned over to. the Ir's- j
The paper prepared and read by ?
Mrs. P. M. Feltham on "Mount Ver- I
non," was very exhaustive and gave
full credit to our two South Carolina
women, Miss Pamela Cunningham,
the" founder of the Mt. Vernon asso-1
ciation, and its first regent and our
own Lucy Holcombe Pickens, South ]
Carolina's vice-regent. It was a beau- j
tiful paper and was thoroughly en
In the absence of Mrs. J. H. Can
telou, Mrs. Woodson told a little
about the home in which Mrs. Cante
Mrs. Jeff M. Wright gave a very
interesting record of her brother,
Mfejor John C. Warren and read his 1
Citation. Major Collett was mention-1
ed by Mrs. Woodson as being the ]
first man from Edgefield to volunteer,
his services in the great war. Sketch- !
es were read of Lieut. Boykin Pac
chaT,' and Shields Johnson.
Lieut. Jas. 0. Sheppard was now
introduced and gave us a most de-,
lightful talk. He spoke of the bravery
and loyalty of Edgefield and her men
during all the wars of the past and
mentioned the Edgefield Company
belonging to the famous Palmetto
Regiment, that went to Mexico and
achieved such wonderful success,
speaking of Pierce M. Butler, the col-1
onel of tRe Palmetto Regiment as be
ing an Edgefield man.
In reference to the war between
the States he spoke of our great gen
erals Butler and Gary, Bonham, Dun
ovant, Perrin and others and conclu
sively proved that our boys of the
present could do no other way than
to follow in the footsteps of )these
great forbears. Nearly half of the
men who went from Edgefield went
as volunteers, but Mr. Sheppard up
held the draft, and giving poor Eng
land as an example of what it meant
for a country to enter a great war
and depend entirely upon the volun
He gave twenty-eight as the num
ber of officers that Edgefield contrib
uted, while he gave great credit to
the man in the ranks.
Five majors-Collett, Warren,
Bunch, Tillman and Sheppard are to
her credit. Lieut. Sheppard spoke
beautifully of Major Collett, of Ma
jor Warren and Major Bunch and of
Captain Beverley M^Epes.
He touched on what we feel as our
National disgrace-the failure of our
peace treaty to be ratified by the
Just as his address was finished
Mrs. B. L. Minis introduced Miss :
Frances Herbert, the efficient Y. W.
C. A. secretary, who is here in the
interest of their campaign to raise
money to send Y. W. C. A. secre
taries into European countries. Her
address was very forceful and enjoy- j
At the close Mrs. Woodson served I
a salad course with coffee, assisted '
by Miss Helen Tillman and Miss ;
Price Boost is Coming May
Detroit, March 20-Increases in
the prices of Ford models of from ;
$50 to $100, which wpw ?~
L,*Uvii ixuiu manuiacturers have I
been wrestling with the production
proposition for many months. Deal- ?
ers all over the United States and
abroad are crying for cars and the
makers have long lists of unfilled or-.
ders. Interruption has been frequent.
First canie the coal strike. Then1
the shortage of freight cars, which j
not only retarded the arrival of much
needed material and parts, but pre
cluded the shipment of the finished
product, so that thousands of cars j
were stocked in all available places ;
throughout the city. At the Michigan
state fair -grounds, on the outskirts
of the city, there are some 10,000
automobiles partially protected with
canvass covering awaiting shipment
Although hundreds of cars are be
ing driven from Detroit every day de
spite the bad weather and almost im
passable roads, the accumulation
grows. This condition is not strange
when the tremendous daily produc
tion of Detroit's auto factories is con
sidered. The Ford plant at present is
turning out more than 3,500 cars
daily in accordance with a production
schedule of 1,000,000 for the current
fiscal year. The production of Dodge
cars is better than 550 daily, with the
Maxwell, Chalmers, Hudson, Essex^
and all others straining their utmost
to meet the demand for their produc
Death of Mrs. Lucy Arthur
The friends of Mrs. Lucy Arthur
Cobb in Edgefield were saddened yes
terday by the announcement of her
death. She was born and reared in
Edgefield, being a daughter of Mr.
Henry Arthur, and was beloved by
her school mates and all who knew
her. She moved away from Edgefield
but came back to reside for a short
period several years ago. While in
Edgefield she was an active member
of the Methodist church. She was a
sister to our fellow townsman, Mr. E.
P. Arthur, and of Mr. R. B. Arthur
of Augusta. The interment will take
place in Latta, S. C., today.
"All For Edgefield; Edgefield
Miss Florence Mims Spends
Week-End in Providence, R. ?.
I suppose such cities as Philadel
phia, William Penn's legacy of broth
erly love, and Roger Williams' Provi
dence, founded on the idea of "soul
liberty," are two cities whose histo
ries would reveal the history of the
country accurately from the earliest
Roger Williams was a young Welsh
preacher, eloquent and learned, who
came over to America early in the
seventeenth century to escape the re
ligious intolerance of the English
Church. On arriving in Boston he
soon found that his ideas were no
more in agreement with the Ply
mouth Colony than with those of the
people whom he had left. He then,
went to Narragansett Bay and found
ed Providence, buying the state of
Rhode Island from the Indians. This
he called first Providence Pk-.tation.
I had the pleasure of spending the
last week-end of my spring vacation
in this capital of Rhode Island. The
city has been called the "Southern
Gateway of New England" and the
"city set on seven hills." This is a
modern Rome, set not on a muddy
Tiber, however, but at the head of
the Narragansett Bay. Curiously;
enough the shores of this water are
parallel with Rome.
Rhode Island is only forty-eight
miles at its greatest length and thirty
seven miles at its greatest width. Be
ing the smallest of the six New Eng
land states, one would hardly expect
it to boast of so lovely a capital city
and so impressive a State House.
Like a city set on a hill, this building
cannot be hid.
It is rather refreshing to visit a
modern edifice that breathes of live
issues after studying musty buildings
of antiquated days. On entering the
massive doorways of the Sr.nfo ?
?.Yr - '- "- -~" .
williams in the year 1775. True to
his religious convictions he built a
church. Prior to this time Brown
University was founded. This too, is
a Baptist school dty which Dr. W. H.
P. Faunce is president.
Before the Boston Tea Party there
was a Providence Tea Party, how
ever, the latter consisted of throwing
the beverage into the flames instead
of into the water.
These are some of the things ob
served on a casual glimpse into the
city, and though it is old it is still
As we left Monday the first real
spring day of the season was melting
the ice and uncovering the grass
along the roadways, for like the Na
tional Capital, Providence is a city
of wide streets and pleasant avenues.
142 Hemenway St.,
Meeting of Music Club.
The March meeting of the Phil
harmonic Music Club was held at the
home of Miss Helen Dorn. After the
?business session Miss Miriam Norris
i took charge of the program, the sub
ject for study being Russian Music.
The club enjoyed a Schumann
piano solo played by Miss Nelle Jones
.who is quite a gifted pianist, having
completed a post graduate course in
music. Miss Helen Tillman read an
interesting account of the life of An
ton Rubenstein, and Miss Genevieve
Norris played Rubenstein's "Kamen
noi-Ostrow." Mrs B. L. Mims read an
extract on Tschaiskowsky to the club.
It was voted that the Tschaikowsky
Quartette be brought to Edgefield for
a concert. This quartette has played
before Columbia University and is
of a very high class, and the music
club realizes the importance of bring
ing musicians of value to the town.
After the program Miss Dorn, as
sisted by Miss Mary Dorn, served
gelatine with whipped cream and
WANTED: To buy Scrap Iron of
all kinds, brass, copper, aluminum,
rags, bones, etc. Highest prices paid.
Next door to Cassell's guano house..
Johnston, S. C.