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V0L g4 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1920_NO. 4
Churches Hold Easter Ser
vices. Marriage of Mr. A.
B. Lott and Miss Amick.
D. A. R. Met.
Beautiful and impressive Easter
services were held on Sunday morn
ing, at all the churches, and the ser
mons had as their theme "The Resur
rection of the Lord," and sweet Eas
ter anthems were sung.
The revival which was to have be
gun on Sunday morning, April 4th,
at the Baptist church will not begin
until Sunday, April 11th. The pastor
Mr. Brooke .received a message from
Dr. Hardy ,of Georgia, who was to
assist him, that his mother was very
ill and he could not leave her. He
hoped to come later on.
In about three weeks, there will be
an election for a 4 mill tax addition
al, the money to be used for High
Mr. JJ Howard Payne has return
ed from the University Hospital
where he underwent an operation.
He remained only three weeks and is
gaining his strength rapidly. His
friends hope to see him out again be
Miss Vera Trotter of Leesville is
visiting Mrs. Walter Sawyer, and on
last Saturday evening she was com
plimented with a charming dinner
Mrs. John Fleming Marsh has gone
to Batesburg to visit in the home of
, her father, Mr. T. B. Kernaghan.
Memorial Day will be observed
here by the U. JX C. on Sunday, May
9th instead of May 10th, and Prof.
Yates Snowden of Columbia will de
liver the address. The occasion will
be in the afternoon.
There was much interest centered
in the marriage of Mr. A. B. Lott and
Miss Amick of Chappell?., which oc
curred on Thursday afternoon.
\ Miss Amick is a charming young
?woman of many beautiful" traits of
character, and the groom who is one
of the town's highly esteemed young
business men, is in every way wnrthy
of his fair bride. The happy young
couple will make their home here.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met with Mrs. Alice Cox on Mon
day, Mrs. P. N. Lott, vice-regent, pre
Many points of chapter work were
discussed, and the finance committee
stated that they now had a good plan
whereby to raise funds, to be carried
out on Saturday, and on the 23, the
Furman Glee Club would come. From
the latter the money made will be en
tirely for educational purposes, half
of the proceeds for Furman Univer
sity and half for Mountain School at
Thrift was discussed and Miss
Frances Turner was made thrift
chairman. Marking the memorial tree
and the spot of Revolutionary inter
est will be decided later.
Mrs. M. R. Wright led the program
and Mrs. O. D. Black gave interesting
sketches of Emily Geiger, Dicey
Langston and Anne Kennedy. Mrs.
Harry Strother's paper was on "The
Women of South Carolina in the
The hostess served an enjoyable
salad course with coffee.
A public meeting is being planned
at an early date, at which time there'
will be talks and an address on the
great importance of education. Good
music will be an attractive feature.
Mr. H. C. Strother went to Shel
byville, Tenn., last Thursday on a
Mrs. J. R. Kelly of Charleston is
Misses Carrie Belle Stevens and
Janie Bruce of Coker College and
Miss Marie Lewis of G. W. C., came
home for the Easter holidays.
The friends of Mrs. W. L. Coleman
are grieved to know of her illness,
she having suffered a stroke of par
Mrs. Jimmie Wright, whom many
knew as Miss Sue Collett, was oper
ated on Saturday at University Hos
pital for goitre. She had been here
for a week or more under treatment
Misses Isabelle and Bessie Bean,
who are teaching at Bamberg, came
home for the week-end.
Mrs. P. N. Lott was hostess for the
New Century club on Tuesday after
noon and a pleasant afternoon was
spent by the members.
During business the members dis
cussed the Longfellow memorial, and
made a contribution, every club wo
man of General Federation being en
rolled as a member.
Longfellow's sweet personality, as
breathed through his poetry, has be
come a treasured national possession
-naturally his birthplace should be
long to all the people.
Conservation Day will be observed.
The school for illiterates was re
ported ready, and time would be de
voted to this in the afternoon and
evening, choosing certain days. The
class will be taught in the home' of
Mrs. Jas. White.
During the program a good paper
was given by Mrs. T. R. Denny on
"The Jew's sensational age-ending."
Mrs. J. W. Marsh had charge of the
The hostess served a dainty sweet
course and a while was spent in so
cial chat. The next meeting will be
held with Mrs. J. A. Lott.
The Apollo Music Club held a most
pleasant meeting with Mrs. J. W.
Marsh at Breezy Heights on Tues
day afternoon. During business, the
club decided to observe Conservation
Day by an exchange of flowers and
seeds and any other way the mem
bers might think of.
The international Longfellow mern
orial was discussed and a contribu
tion will be given.
The chapter has had an honor in
being .asked to furnish a musician at
the State Federation ,and Miss Em
ma Bouknight, an accomplished mu
sician, was jamed, and will attend,
having been elected one of the dele
gates, with Mrs. Mims Walker an al
ternate. Miss Zena Payne, President,
being a delegate also.
The program arranged by Mrs. 'G.
D. Walker was delightful; piano solos
being given by Misses Gladys Saw
yer, Emma Bouknight, Catherine
Thomas and Mrs. Mims Walker which
was interspersed with victrola vocal
selections by-Caruso, Horner^ Scfta
mann-Heink and Miller.
Later the hostess served an elabo
rate salad course with coffee.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Monday afternoon, the W. C. T. U.
was very delightfully entertained in
the home of Mrs. N. M. Jones, the
meeting beginning at 4 o'clock. The
devotions were conducted by Mrs. E.
J. Norris, and consisted of Psalm 1.
A lovely feature of the meeting
was the singing of John Barleycorn
Goodbye by little Frances Willard
Johnson, with piano accompaniment
by her sister, Elizabeth. These little
girls are an example to other people
of what can be well done by very lit
The citizenship study was one of
unusual interest, Mrs. Tillman hav
ing assigned sections of the chapter
on Congress to the various members.
The first talk was made on Congress
by Mrs. W. B. Cogburn. Mrs. B. E.
Nicholson explained how bills are in
troduced in Congress, Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford gave a resume of some
former speakers of the House, speak
ing especially of speakers Reid and
Cannon. Mrs. W. L. Dunovant com
pared the cities of the United States,
those under the influence of woman's
suffrage and those which were not,
.there being a great difference for
good in suffrage cities. Mrs. Mims
gave current events on suffrage ac
Mr. A. B. Carwile was called upon
to make a talk on the cigarette ques
tion, and responded in a very prac
tical view of the situation, as re
gards the evil and in regard to the
new impetus towards the planting
of tobacco in new territory. He seem
ed very interested in the problem and
Little Lucy Scurry sang as an ap
propriate vocal selection, a song
story, "Caught," which showed the
strong power of habit, and was beau
The announcement was made of
those who had been awarded prizes
in the High and Graded schools.
At the close of the meeting ice
cream and two kinds of cake were
served, which was quite a novelty,
and very much enjoyed, for while the
wind howled on the outside, a warm
fire glowed on the inside, and it was
all like summer weather. The after
noon was enjoyably and profitably
spent. The next meeting will be held i
in May with Mrs. W. L. Nicholson, i
Miss Florence Mims Hears Dr.
George A. Gordon in Boston.
This morning I attended services
in the Old South Congregational
church where Dr. George A. Gordon
preaches. His subject was a "Just
Memory." His remarks were worth
repeating, I think. Without memory,
he said, there could be no knowledge,
for perceptions, thoughts, feelings,
impressions ana1 imaginations uncon
nected would pass away, if we could
not recall them to broaden our knowl
The Bible was once a memory till
it was incorporated into a book by
the inspired writers and it is through
memory that we enjoy its teachings.
He is an optimist, because he sees
that people have remembered the
great literature of the world through
out all the ages, rather than the shal
low; that the memory concerns itself
with the just and worthwhile and
that in itself would be enough to
make him hopeful of the race for it
has passed the stage of the street
lamp in literature and is living under
Thirty-six years ago he became the
pastor of the^Old South Church and
in that year conducted the funeral of
hte former pastor. On that occasion
two of Massachusetts' greatest sons
were present, Phillips Brooks and
Edward Everett Hale. Since he was
speaking particularly of memory and
the enjoyments that come from it, he
recalled how the son of the former
pastor had shaken his hand and wish
ed that as many as thirty-six years
might be his record at the Old South
Church. His voice almost trembled as
he said that this was the thirty-sixth
year, perhaps the very month in
which he had so long ago first become
associated with that place?
I have repeated these remarks of
his not so much for their worth as^or
the worth of the man who spoke*
them, because I believe that he is
I am inclined to doubt the old say
ing concerning the three ways of be
coming great. I think it can neither
be thrust upon one, nor can it be in
born. It can only be achieved. As
with learning, there is no royal road
by which one may reach the goal.
Certainly this is true if "only the
good are truly great."
Thisman has a face that is full of j
understanding, the sort that a child
might be attracted by. He is old now,
and his countenance shows the kind
ly placidity that has met storms ana
weathered them. The face of -ge js
even more interesting than chat of
youth, for it reflects the impression
of knowledge and experience.
A tremendous congregation gath
ered to hear him, so large an audi
ence, in fact that after the huge audi
torium and the spacious galleries had
been filled, chairs were brought and
,placed near the platform" for those
who were so anxious to hear his
words of wisdom. *
And so I say of him, as someone
said of Lincoln:
"Grave was his visage but no cloud
The radiance from within that made
' it beautiful."
142 Hemcnway Street,
Death of a Good Colored
Please allow me to speak of the
death of a good colored woman, Lula
Mitchell, who died on the 24th of
Among all of the colored people,
especially the female, Lula was one
ofthe best, both in quality, honesty
and refinement. She lived with me for
eight years and in all of these, I have
neverfound Lula out of her place.
All of my housework was well done,
also my cooking was a pleasure for
me to enjoy.
She was a model for all of the
other colored people for peace and
I have been farming for fifty years
and she did better service for me in
my business than any person of the
kind I have ever worked. So I trust
that since she is our loss, may she be
S. T. WILLIAMS.
A large selection of men's silk
shirts on hand, price $5 to $12.
Mrs. Sallie Usher Bunch Dies
at 81 Years of Age.
Entered into rest at 1 o'clock April
3, Mrs. Sallie Usher Bunch, in the
81st year of her a ?re. I he funeral will
take place Sunday at 12 o'clock from
Wilson's funeral home, interment at
her family burying ground on the
Martintown road, South Carolina.
The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Miss Lilla Bunch of Au
gusta, Ga., Mr Walter Bunch of
Charleston, S. C., and Mr. Harry
Bunch of North Augusta, S. C. The
friends and relatives are respectful
ly invited to attend the funeral.
The following gentlemen are re
quested to act as pall bearers : Messrs
Hugh Harrison, Hugh Scott, Meadie
Hammond, George McKie, Tom Mc
Kie and Milton Barker.-Augusta
The friends of Mrs. Sallie Bunch
in Edgefield w?re deeply saddened to
learn of her death' at her home in
Augusta Saturday. For several years
Mrs. Bunch's health has been steadily
failing but she bore up remarkably
well for one of her extreme age. Al
though enfeebled in body by failing
strength and thc weight of accumu
lating years, Mrs. Bunch was remark
ably vigorous and active in mind. Her
long life has not only been a blessing
unspeakable to the loved ones in the
home circle but her example and in
fluence have been a sweet benedic
tion to the community. Mrs. Bunch
before her marriage was Miss Sallie
Usher of Charleston and she bore the
marks easily discernable , of that' so
cial and intellectual culture peculiar
to Charleston and so characteristic
of the old Charleston people. No
where will there be found a higher
order of culture and in this atmos-^
phere Miss Sallie Usher was reared.
In her younger years she was the
leader in the social and community
life of Meriwether. Having been
[faithful in serving Him and in filling
r^t^mission or earth, she has.-been.
called up higher at the close of ? long
and useful life crowned with full
Edgefield Post, American Le
gion, Holds Smoker.
Edgefield County Post Number 30,
American Legion, gave an enjoyable
smoker last Monday evening in the
Court House. The affair was largely
attended by the ex-service men of
the town and quite a number from
the country, despite the cold weather.
The men gathered around a stove
and enjoyed smokes while listening
to jokes and stories of war times.
Many a laugh was enjoyed.
The meeting was then called to or
der and quite a number of questions
of interest . to ex-soldiers were dis
After a full discussion, the post
unanimously voted a resolution to
the effect that thc Adjutant inform
United States Senator Dial (who had
asked for the sentiment of the Post)
that the Post favors a cash payment
of $1.50 a day by the government to
all soldiers who were in service in
the late war. It was pointed out at
the meeting that all civilian employ
ees of the government received large,
cash bonus during the war and that
all labor received good pay during
the war while the soldiers received
one dollar per day and bread and
"corn Willy." The ex-soldiers feel
that they are due something in the
way of "adjusted compensation" for
their services in the war, and for the
sacrifices they made to enter service.
Those present were informed that
the Y. M. C. A. offers free educa
tional scholarships to ex-service men
and that information concerning
these scholarships can bc secured
from Probate Judge Kinnaird, who is
representing the Y. M. C. A. educa
tional movement in this county. Pos
ters relative to the Y. M. C. A. edu
cational scheme have been placed in
the lobby of the post office. This is a
good opportunity for former service
men to take correspondence courses
on various subjects and is well worth
The Post was informed that the
quarters for the proposed social club
will soon be vacated and that it is
hoped to get the club staited early
in May. A general discussion relative
to the club was entered into, and a
resolution was adopted that a social
club be formed, to be composed of all
ex-service men who desire to join and
other citizens who wish to avail them
selves of the privileges of the club.
A test vote was taken and practical
ly every man present signified his de
sire to become a member of the club
on the same basis of membership as
the citizens generally will enjoy. The
resolution provided however, that if
and ex-soldier or ex-sailor feels un
able financially to join the club, that
he not be debarred the privilege of
the club because of this reason; he
will always be welcomed at the club.
A committee composed of T. B.'
Greneker, M. B. Tucker and James 0.
Sheppard was appointed to isee all
members of the Post and urge them
to join the proposed club, and also to
see more citizens of the town and
county and secure their memberships.
The dues to the club will be $12.00
per year, the first year's dues payable
in a lump sum so that furniture and
equipment may be purchased, dues
thereafter to be payable . monthly,
quarterly, annually or semi-annually
as the individual members might pre
fer. The club will occupy four rooms
in the Tompkins building behind the
Bank of Edgefield, and will be equip
ped with two pool tables, reading and
writing room and a card and game
room. It is planned to make the club
a general social centre for the town
and county. Already about fifty gen
tlemen outside of the American Le
gion have applied for membership.
The Post was also informed that
very soon the organization of a Wo-_
man's Auxiliary of the Post will be
undertaken. State Headquarters of
the Legion is now working out a plan
for such an organization. It is realiz
ed that to make anything a success,
the ladies must be behind it and the
ex-service men desire the co-opera
tion of the "fair .ones."
- The ladies will be especially help
ful in planning the interior arrange
ments of the social club.
The last matter discussed was the
proposal to organize a tank com
pany of, the National Guard and the
men were most enthusiastic. Nearly
every one present agreed to join the
company. A detailed account of this
phase of the meeting appears in an
other column of the paper.
Another smoker will be held in the
Boll Weevil Gains in All South
ern States But Arkansas, Texas
Washington, April 3.-Boll weevil
infestation gained in every stat? of
the cotton belt except Arkansas and |
Texas last year, and is now approach
ing the Limits of cotton production on
the northern edge of the belt, the de
partment of agriculture reports.
Approximately 34,500 square
miles became infested during the
year, the most important develop
ment being the very rapid advance
noithward along the eastern portion
of the line of infestation in Tennes
see, Georgia, South Carolina and
North Carolina. West of the Missis
sippi River there was comparatively
little change from the previous year's
line of infestation. A slight recession
occurred entirely across Arkansas.
The weevil lost ground in Arkansas
to the extent of 5,300 square miles
?rnd in Texas over an area of about
250 square miles.
About 115,000 square miles re
. The weevil was found to occur in
the mountains of Arizona on a wild
cotton plant but has not yet attacked I
the cultivated cotton in that state.
It wasjound in Eddy County, New
Mexico, in 1918, but evidently failed
to become established under the ad
verse conditions prevailing in that
district and no specimens were found
there during 1919.
Democratic Executive Meeting
Mr. G. M. Smith, a member of the
Democratic executive committee of
Edgefield county, has called the com
mittee to meet at Edgefield Monday,
April 12, at ll o'clock. The object
of the meeting is to elect a county
chairman to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of the lamented B. E.
Nicholson. The rules of the party pro
vide that "in the case the office of
chairman of the county committee
shall become vacant by death, resig
nation or otherwise, the committee
shall have the power to fill the vacan
cy by electing a chairman to serve
until the organization of the next
regular county convention."
Newsy Letter From Two
Our little school house is 'situated
in a large pine grove just behind the
Red Oak Grove church. The school
is small but we are doing splendid
Every Thursday morning we have
our Sunday school lesson taught us
by our teacher, Miss Mamie Bussey.
So far, we have escaped that awful
disease, flu. Not a single case has
been in our school and we are all
very grateful for this.
The Easter hunt that was given at
our school on last Friday afternoon
was a great success, Pat Bush being
the prize winner for finding the most
eggs. We had the pleasure of having
our parents with us on this occasion.
Misses Mamie Bussey and Lullie
Timmerman were the guests, of Mrs.
Willie Dom last Saturday and Miss
Lou Eva Parkman Saturday night.
We are now having preaching
twice each month by Rev. G. W. Bus
sey, who has been our faithful leader
for the past forty years. In July we
expect to celebrate his fiftieth anni
Miss Lullie Timmerman was the
guest of Mrs. Eugene Thurmond on
last Friday night also Mr. and. Mrs.
Mr. Willie Parkman and his fam
ily spent the past week-end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Press Park
At our last Y. W. A. meeting we
had two new members, added to our
roll, Misses W. E. and Maggie Willis.
Miss Sallie Willis is spending this
week with her aunt, Mrs. Mamie Doo
"Red Oak Grove School."
We are having rainy weather
again, also witnessed a terrible hail
storm early Sunday morning. The
farmers will never catch up with
their work if the weather continues.
We are very glad to hear that Mr.
J. P. Mealing's family is recovering
from the flu and hope all will soon
return to school again.
Mr. Louis Cater is spending this
week-end with his parents in Charles
The W. M. S. held their regular
meeting Friday afternoon at Coop
er's school. They had very good at
We are very glad to see Miss Mary
Roper up again after several days of
Mrs. Roberson has been spending
a while with her daughter, Mrs. John
Reese, who has been ill with flu. Glad
to know she. is convalescing.
There is preaching at Sweetwater
twice a month now, on second and
fourth Sunday afternoons at three
o'clock, conducted by Dr. Thayer
from North Augusta.
We are going to have an Easter
hunt at our school house next Friday
afternoon at five o'clock. Hope to
have a large attendance as we are ex
pecting good times.
Motored From Florida.
Col. F. N. K. Bailey stopped hr
Edgefield for a few hours Tuesday
while en route* from his winter home
in Serbing, Florida to Greenwood. He
and Mrs. Bailey spend three months
every winter in Florida. Mrs. Bailey
made a portion of the return journey
in the car with Col. Bailey and then
boarded a train at some point in
Georgia for Greenwood. Col. Bailey
has a young orange grove of ten
acres that will begin bearing next
winter. He has arranged to have
thirty acres more set in orange trees
in July. Col. Bailey praises the old
Plank Road leading to Edgefield
from Augusta. He stated that he has
travelled about 800 miles in his car
and that, except the hard-surface
roads in a portion of Florida, the Old
Plank Road is the best road that he.
has travelled on his long journey.
Did you know that we will equip
I your Ford with Shock Absorbers and
guarantee them to give satisfaction
and servcie? ,
YONCE & MOONEY.
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.