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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31,1920
Week of Prayer Observed, W.
C. T. U. Met Friday After
During the past week, a season of
prayer for Home Missions was ob
served by the Baptist Missionary So
ciety, there being a full attendance
)f the members each aftenooh.
Each afternoon helpful and uplift
ng programs were carried out, dif
ferent members assisting. On ThufT
lay afternoon the thank offering was
gathered in, this being a splendid
rift. On Sunday afternoon ,the Jun
or organizations gathered in their
)fferings. The amount of this will be
During the week protracted ser
vices have been in progress both at
he Methodist and Lutheran churches
ind the members and others have
>een greatly blessed and benefitted
>y these. The Methodist meeting will
:ontinue on through this week.
On Sunday morning, April 4th, a
)rotracted service will begin at the
baptist church, but Rev. Hardin, of
?eorgia, who will assist, will not be
iresent until Monday evening.
Mrs. Jimmie Wright was carried
0 the University Hospital last week
br medical treatment ,and an opera
ion will follow later if her condition
s not relieved.
Miss Maud Wright returned on
Vednesday to the University Hos
Mrs. Sallie Owen Rice has return
d to her home*at Bamberg after a
wo . months' visit to Mrs. John
Vright. Mrs. Wright accompanied
1er home for a visit.
The friends of Mrs. Ben Lee Allen
ympathize with her in the death of j
ter sister, Mrs, Frank Covington,
vhich occurred last week in Atlanta. (
7he cause of her death was a very
ad'^one, she-having -drowned.
As soon as Mrs. Allen learned of
his she left for Atlanta.
Mrs. William Strother of Wal
lalla, is the guest of her daughter, ?
Irs. C. P. Corn.
Mr. Will Sawyer is having a brick
;arage erected on the lot where the
ionitor office formerly stood.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
nil make Columbia their hom. after
une, they having already purchased
1 beautiful home on Pendleton Street
Mrs. lone Owdon is the guest of
1er parents , Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Mrs. W. C. Derirck and Miss Ray
>cott have been for a visit to Colum
Miss Nannie Eidson of Graniteville
s now making her home here, having
iccepted a position in the store of
J. R. Wright & Bro. She is domiciled
vith Mrs. Hattie Bruce.
Miss Sallie Griffin has been the
;uest of Mrs. S. G. Mobley.
Mr. John Suber spent the week
tnd in Columbia.
, The W. C. T. U. met Friday after
loon last, with Mrs. Mary Waters,.
?Irs. T. R. Denny leading, and there
vere interesting topics for discus
lion ; the Medal contest of 5th Sun
lay in May, the box for the Door of
lope, the official organs of the, W.
1. T. U. and the organizing of a Y.
?. B. here.
The members learned with interest
hat $5,000 had been left the Door
A contribution was taken for the
frances Willard Memorial Fund and
he L. M. N. Stevens Fund.
Following business, an instructive
jrogram was had, and some of the L.
T. L. members were present and
:ang "America is Dry." The L. T. L.
s most flourishing, and is, no doubt,
me of the best in the state.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U.
D. C., celebrated the birthday of Gen.
Wade Hampton and the 24th anni
versary of its organization on Sat
urday .having this in the home of
Mrs. P. B. Waters, upon a cordial
There was a large attendance, and
a number of the members were
"Girls of the 60's."
An interesting program was car
"The U. D. C. and the S. C. Di
vision-When Organized"-by Miss
"The Organization of the Mary
Ann Buie Chapter, No. 7"-by Miss
Life Sketch of Mary Ann Buie
Mrs. J. H. White.
Patriotic solo-Miss Betty Waters.
"Life and Character of General
Hampton"-Mrs. O. D. Black.
Vocal Solo, "Bring Flowers"
Mrs. J. H. White.
"Gen. Wade Hampton as I knew
Him"-Written by Mrs. G. P. Cobb
and read by Miss Sue Sloan.
After the program the hostess, as
sisted by Miss Betty Waters, served
delicious pineapple charlotte with
pound cake, and a pleasant while was
The favors were cards with the
U. D. C. emblem and bearing the red
A beautiful marriage took place
here at high noon in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Cox, the happy couple
being Miss Lucile Yeomans, a sister
of the latter and Mr. Walter Hines
of Jonesville, a prosperous planter
of this place.
The home was most artistically
decorated, branches of the pine and
wood flowers being used.
The ceremony was performed un
der a bower formed of the pines, and
was a? lovely scene.
Rev. David Kellar spoke the sol
emn words that made ,the twain as
one, and during the ceremony soft
music was heard.
The bride was lovely in an ex
quisite costume of white crepe
meteor, with veil and real orange
blossoms and carried a shower bou
Following the ceremony, good
wishes and congratulations, an elab
orate repast was served.
Later the bride donned her travel
ing suit of midnight blue tricolette,
with all accessc&es in harmony, and
amid a shower of good wishes, the
happy pair left for a northern tour
of a month.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The April meeting of the W. C. T
U. will meet on Monday afternoon
at four o'clock with Mrs. N. M. Jones.
The following program will he car
Devotions, Psalm 1-Mrs. E. J.
Study on Citizenship-Mrs. Till
(a) Current Suffrage events
(b) Congress-Mrs. W. B. Cog
(c) How Bills are Introduced
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson.
(d) Some Speakers of the House
-Mrs. T. H: Rainsford.
(e) Charts and Comparisons of
Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Cities
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
Mr. A. B. Carwile will talk on the
attitude of the Boy Scout movement
as well as his own views on the cigar
All members are requested to
bring dues and a free will offering.
Miss Frances Herbert in Edge
Miss Frances Herbert cam? over
fom the Y. W. C. A. Headquarters
in Columbia on Tuesday of last
week and made a canvass of the town
for the work of the organization
which is making such progress all
over the world for the uplift of
young womanhood. She attended the
?. D. C. meeting at Mrs. Woodson's
one afternoon, ancr the prayer meet
ing of the women of the Methodist
Church at Mrs. Rainsford's home on
Wednesday afternoon and making a
splendid explanation of the work.
Miss Herbert has many friends in
Edgefield and received much atten
tion in a social way.
Death of Mr. John H. May.
The friends in Edgefield, where he
was known so well, were deeply sad
dened by the announcement of the
death of Mr. John H. May, an uncle
of Mr. L. T. May, which occurred at
his home in Lincolnton, Ga., March
18. Mr. May moved from near Au
gusta to Lincolnton last December,
where he has a number of i*elatives.
Besides his devoted wife, Mr. May is
survived by one sister, Mrs. Emily
Wertz who resides in Saluda county
near Good Hope church. The funeral
was conducted at Lincolnton where
he wat, buried.
Miss Florence M?ms Writes
If every city had as much respect
for the relics of its early beginnings
as Boston there might be museums
on almost every street corner, as
there are here. I visited the last
building of particular interest which
I had not previously seen, this after
noon, the original State House or
Town House of Boston, but a com
paratively short distance from the
gold domed capital that now over
looks the city from Beacon Hill.
The early settlers expressed them
selves in their architecture. It was
austere and substantial. I always feel
as though the carpenter of New Eng
land had left his job incomplete when
there is no friendly porch to meet
you half way. The roof, however, is
ornate enough with several dormer
windows along the side and a little
tower on the top with tiny old fash
ioned windows. A lion and a unicorn
face each other on one end of the
roof. I think these quaint things,
mementoes of such a past make any
one with an imagination stop and
look- a while, for it is in sharp con
trast to the purely commercial edi
fices that surround it and tower far
above, though there are no sky
scrapers, for strange to say, Boston
has none of these.
When you enter, all the outside
traffic is shut from your mind for
these walls, ancient themselves, re
place the original building which was
erected less than fifty years after the
Mayflower landed at Plymouth.
There is nothing so modern as an
elevator to be seen, but a carved stair
way that extends above in dizzy
spirals and leads to 'curious keep
sakes of old pictures mostly of ear
ly Boston and her heroes vn*
several grave stonet
Jingly early dates, lil
Near the stairway
ral tablet recounting t
with which the old St
associated and sayinj 0 ?mer
things that "Here the child, Inde
pendence, was born." Since Boston
is thought to be the cradle of liberty
the statement seems true enough.
Strange that beneath this paticu
lar building, there is a subway sat
tion ,and trains rumble and people
rush madly beneath this "dim place
of almo?t forgotten things."
j FLORENCE MIMS.
142 Hemenway St.,
Death of Mr. Lawrence Covar
xEarly Monday morning Mr. Law
rence Covar died a this home in Edge
field. He was sick but a short time.
The weight of years having borne
so heavily upon him that he was un
able to resist disease, being one of
the oldest persons in Edgefield. Mr.
Covar rendered valuable sevice in
the War Between the States, wearing
upon the lapel of his coat a Confed
erate Cross of Honor. Mr. Covar was
twice married. By his first mariage
he is survived by one son, Mr. John
Covar, of Trenton. He leaves his
second wife and two small children
in the bereaved home. The funeral
was conducted Tuesday afternoon
from the Baptist church, of which he
was a member.
* Negro Drowned.
Late Sunday night after the very
heavy rain two negroes, Lodge Jen
nings and Sibley Barnes, drove into
Mill creek, being unmindful of the
danger from unusually high water.
Lodge cut the horse from the buggy
and swa mout but Sibley was drown
ed, his body being found about 300
yards down stream the next morn
ing. The buggy was also washed
Deacons to be Elected.
An altogether new board of dea
cons, to be composed of young men,
will be elected by the members of the
Baptist church next Sunday morn
ing. Dr. Lee has had the names of
the male members of the church
printed and the? members will cast
their ballots by designating on these
sheets their preference for deacons.
Dr. Lee is i*ight in his efforts to de
velop the young men of the church.
Edgefield Visitors to Anderson
?The.Anderson Daily Mail has the
following account of social func
tions given Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.,
and Miss Virginia Addison and their
recent visit to Anderson.
T/here has been a round of gaieties
this ".pjeek for two visitors from Edge
fifllfr^Miss Virginia Addison and Mrs.
P. P.; Blalock, Jr. They have been the
guests of Mrs. B. 0. Evans, ancV'they
were entertained morning, noon and
night while here. Miss Addison has
frequently been here, and has many
warm friends. Mrs. Blalock made
equally as pleasing an impression,
ar$-"i?ill be given a cordial welcome
the next time she comes.
The parties began with a party giv
en by Mrs. Bennett Townsend and
Mrs. William Muldrow, at the home
of Mrs. Townsend, Monday after
noon. Those who have been fortunate
ertoujg-h to go to any entertainment at
the home of Mrs. Townsend know
that, every detail was perfect. On
Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. B. 0.
Evans had a dinner party for their
guests for a club of congenial peo
ple. .Tuesday afternoon Mrs. ?eith
Pr?vost had some friends to meet
these ^charming guests at her bunga
low home on Calhoun street.
Mrs. Stonewall Watson . invit?d
them'to be guests of honor at her
country home on Wednesday^ and
Wednesday evening they were' again
the honor guests at a dinner party
given hy Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Trow
P?rhaps the largest party was that
giveniat "Bleckley Place" when Mrs.
Fred .Maxwell asked a number of
friends to meet Mrs. Blalock and
Miss Addison m' fternoon.
m' T i led with
o is .?. dining
' ; ' ? askets
" ?.-ib. and :. :. i'iiv .ell
_xTiary Paget and
.-ocpnine Dennett, and the charming
daughter of the hostess, Miss Caro
line Maxwell, assisted with the re
freshments, chicken salad sandwich
es, Russian tea, almonds and ginger
Mrs. William Laughlin, Mrs. James I
Paget and Mrs. S. J. Peoples assist
ed Mrs. Maxwell. This is the first of '
a series of parties that Mrs. Maxwell j
will give during the spring.
On Friday these visitors lunched
with Mrs. J. T. Ligon and Mrs. Swain
Gilmer and Mrs, Blair Crayton en
tertained for them in the afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Gilmer. In the
evening they were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ned Pr?vost, at their lovely new
bungalow, in North Anderson.
The Road to Jericho is Rough.
When I was in Edgefield January
8th, I asked that The Advertiser be
sent to me at St. Petersburg, Florida,
until the first of April. But I was
disappointed in my plans. Two days
before I was to leave, I was taken
suddenly ill, and instead of traveling
the smooth road to the sun-lit land
of flowers, had to take the rugged
road to Jericho. I was nine weeks
making the trip. It was rough and
stormy all the way, with me it was a
dance with death.
I find that man knows very little
above his hat. I think it is well for
some people to be afflicted. There are
a lot of people in the wold today,
who if they ever get to heaven, will
have to go though adversity. I am
thankful that I am able to stand on
dry ground today, leaning on my
staff. I have lost some flesh and
strength, but am gaining it back now,
for which I am profoundly thankful.
It has been nearly fifty years since
I have been much sick.
One night in February while I was
suffering great pain, I looked
through the window and the moon
had unveiled her face, and the silver
stars from their silver sockets throw
ing their soft mellow light upon the
face of nature. And while I was ad
miring the beauty and grandeur of
nature, which was about the third
watch of the night, and quite chilly,
I heard music near my window. I
raised up to listen and at once recog
nized the voice, it was the little
southern mocking bird in its dress of
gray,singing a lullaby to me. It piped
its sweet carols so beautifully and so
faithfully, translating and portraying
foyday and by night the mysteries of
human sentiment, its joys, its sor
rows, its hopes and its miseries in
tuneful melody. It sang about four
minutes, then plumed its wings and
was gone. Its'sympathetic message
was to me a blessing and a benedic
tion while I was on this rugged,
Every^Hfe is filled with memories
both sweet and sad. Memory is 'a
?thing that we cannot buy nor sell.
Reason may leave a man, all hope
.may die in his heart, yet memory
never tells him good-bye.
So when this sweet songster took
its flight, I thought of Henry Grady's
speech in the city of Boston, just af
ter the Confederate war, on the pos
sibilities of the South while she was
.bleeding at every pore.
He compared the South to a wound
ed soldier left on the battlefield at
night. Two surgeons with a little
flickering lamp came along and stoop
ted over the wounded soldier. After
an examination one said *o the other
in a low breath, "If he can live until
sun-rise he will get well." And they
left him. He watched the glimmering
light until out of feight.
v The wounded soldier turned him
self about and said, "They say if I
can live till sun-rise I will get well.
Now, I must forget my wounds, for
get my thirst for water and the chil
ly night, and go back home in my im
agination, a bare-foot boy, helping
father and mother, driving the sheep,
and the cattle from the meadow, and
playing with brother and sister un
sun-rise." After a while he opened I
his eyes, his^ clothes, wet with his own
blood, his body chilled, he saw the
sun coming out of the gates of the
east, throwing its fire upon the
clouds, its gold upon the trees and its
silver upon the waters. And he ex
claimed, "I h?ve lived until sun-rise
and I will get well." The wounded
.ourage. Let us
, eat all we can and
.ong as we can.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Memorial Drive Starts April 19
Chairman Memorial Commission:
It is very gratifying to the Com
mission to announce such a large
number of counties as being ready
to start the memorial work on April
Saluda, Chesterfield, Colleton,
Edgefield, Lexington, Cherokee,
Newberry, Jasper, Marlboro, George
town, Aiken, Lancaster, Abbeville,
Beaufort, Florence, McCormick,
Marion, Horry, Oconee, Barnwell,
Darlington, Union, Kershaw, Fair
The following counties have al
ready gone over the top: Allendale,
Berkley and Calhoun.
Full plans for the campaign are
now being worked out. Personal vis
its will be made to several of the
larger counties to get the work
started, and on April 19th, we hope
to have all of the counties ready to
Headquarters is ready to help in
everyway possible, if you will only
let your needs be known.
Lets' do the thing we have pledged
ourselves to do.
Very truly yours,
R. I. MANNING,
Chairman Campaign Com.
P. S. Mr. Fair, Chairman for Co
lumbia and Richland, svys we can
count on him for $60,000.00 by April
Names of Committees are now be
ing arranged and each will receive
notice of their appointment, for mak
ing the above campaign, and I hope
that each school district in this coun
i ty will subscribe its quota, as the
amount of each will be small. May
I be^ permitted to say just here that
I trust the committees appointed will
realize the importance of this move
ment and exercise the necessary in
terest for its accomplishment.
J. H. CANTELOU,
FOR SALE: Home raised corn,
shelled or in the shuck, at $2.25 per
A. S. MILLER,
Trenton, S. C.
RED OAK GROVE.
The continued rains have prevent
ed very much active farm work, not
even the gardens have been planted.
Those who managed to get seed sown,
surely will be obliged to plant-again,
since the rains of last Saturday and
Sunday nights. In the spring of
1905 on April 16, ' early crops.and
gardens were killed by frost. Corn
over a foot high on our farm was
killed to the ground, then came out
and made a fine crop; So lateness of
season, we can never tell results. AIL
those things being controlled} by -Di
vine power, why should we worry,
knowing He doeth all things well? .
The Sunday Schools and most
.everything, so to speak, has been dor
mant, due to not one cause, but va
ried reasons have prevented activity
.throughout the country the entire
winter. I've never heard of so much,
sickness and so many different' dis
eases at once in the same sections.
How often have we heard the re
mark by both the sick arid well folks
"How glad I'll be when spring
comes." Many have passed the great
beyond, but to those of us who have
been spared a while longer, should
we not dTeel there is more for us to do
for the Master, for His tender mer
cies towards us? While many homes
?have been saddened by the going
away of loved ones .whose places few
pf us are worthy to fill, making one
?ess to work for the Master's king
dom, should inspire each of us to do ;
more than ever before in all Chris
While our W. M. S. has not observ
ed week of prayer, we are sure none
will forget our offerings to Home
Missions. The circle will meet with.
Mrs. H. 0. Timmerman, April 7 th.
Mrs. Sam Agner will preside at this
Our Sunbeams hope to get-back in
harness now as the children them
se! -' -rnr- '^A
program prepaid .
est and youngest members, Misses
Cornelia Bussey and Sadie Dow.
I The girls have been invited to meet
with Miss Cornelia Bussey on 24th
of April, ?it being only a few days be
fore they return to their home in
The coming of Mr. and Mrs. J. M
Bussey and family into our midst
has not only been pleasant, but the
helpfulness, both in the school and
Sunday school has been seed sowing
whose harvest will develop in ages
Our school closes at Flat Rock in
about four weeks now, and our teach
ers, Mrs. Bussey and Mrs. Cobia are
planning a -real treat for the children.
Mr. George Bussey has been sum
moned as a juror for U. S. court.
Mrs. A. B. Young has numerous
friends everywhere who rejoice that
her health is somewhat better now af
ter several weeks of continued sick
Misses. Louise and Elizabeth Bus
sey entertained a number of their
friends on last Saturday evening at
their pretty new home near Flat
Mrs. Jessie Bailey has been- visit
ing her sister, Mrs. Tom Williams at
Mrs. Mamie Do.olittle has been
suffering intensely for several days
from rheumatism, has not been able
to lie down as the pain was so acute.
She had with her last week, her sis
ter, Mrs. Willie Willis.
Our Mission Study class has not
begun its work yet, though the books
have long ago been purchased. The
leader, Miss Ruth Timmerman, hopes
to make up the time by meeting of
tener than was first suggested, which
means more for the study as the in
terest is kept up better by not hav
ing the meetings so far apart.
We always regret to learn of mis
fortune, and loss especially by fire,
as that is hard to recover, for the
losses keep coming up. As the days
go by one will be reminded anew by
the missing of things that were bum
ed, which can not be repl?ced.
Good luck to the new life in dear
old Edgefield. May she continue to
prosper and send out rays of help