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V0L_ g4 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1920 WO.
Revival Services at Baptist
Church. Colored Soldier
Honored. Apollo Mu
sic Club Met.
Protracted services began on Sun
day at the Baptist church and will
probably continue for two weeks.
The service on Sunday morning was
to the Christians of the church and
in the evening the message was di
rected to the unsaved, and both were
very impressive messages.
The pastor, Rev. W. S. Brooke, has
secured the services of Dr. R. G. Lee,
of Edgefield ,who will assist him,
coming over on Monday evening. It
is a great pleasure to everyone that
Dr. Lee is here, and the members are
anticipating a great revival with
these two men of God working in
As has been the case always here,
the others churches are each interest
ed in the good work of the other and
the services are largely attended.
The morning service is at ll
o'clock and the evening service at 8
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Baptist church is, this weeK,
packing a box of books and maga
zines to send to Edisto Academy. All
contributions are being by the mem
bers, but several interested have sent
in good books that will be an addition
to the library, which at present is not
a large one, by any means. The Y. W.
A. will place a subscription to a good
paper or magazine, to be named by
Mrs. Canada,'the lady principal, and
recently this Y. W. A. sent $10 to
help the Edisto girls pay for the
piano recently purchased.
Prof. and Mrs. .W. H. Hand and
Mrs. George Nickerson and little ?
daughter of Columbia, have been |
guests in the home of Mrs. Fannie
Prof. Yates Snowden of Columbia,
will deliver the "m?morial address
here on the afternoon of May 9th,
May 10th is Memorial Day over the
Southern States and on this day flow
ers will be scattered over the graves
of the soldiers of the 60's. The 9th
will be the day here this year as sug
gested by the D. of C., as this day
will suit the veterans better. Every
one is cordially invited to hear Prof.
Mr. Eric Hardy of Augusta has
been for a visit in the home of his I
father, Mr. J. W. Hardy.
Mrs. W. L. Coleman has suffered
a patial stroke of paralysis and her
many friends have been much con
cerned over her condition. Her son,
Mr. Garland Coleman, who is in Cal
ifornia wao telegraphed for.
Everyone is delighted that Mr. O.
S. Wertz is at home from the City
Mrs. Lizzie Crim has returned ?
from a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Rhodes, at Hampton.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mobley are ex
pected home from Auburndale, Fla.,
Miss Eunice Abrams of Newberry,
has been a guest of Mrs. J. A. Do
bey. A few years ago she was a teach
er in the High School here.
Jesse Johnson, a colored soldier, is
proud of his citation he holds, and
the paper and medals he received. He
wants the white people to know that
he did his best as a soldier for his
country and has asked that the fol
lowing be printed:
"After approbation of the general
commanding in chief of the Ameri
can Expeditionary Forces in France,
the Marshal of France, commender in
chief of the French armies of the
East cites in the order of the bri
Soldier Jesse Johnson, color, ser
geant, Headquarters company, 371st
Regiment Infantry American:
Has proven his devotion and cour
age in the service of the Headquar
ters Platoon. Always voluntarily, and
without regard to danger thereby,
setting an example to all who were
ByGeneral Headquarters, 21st
MARSHAL OF FRANCE,
Commanding in Chief of the French
Armies of the East.
On last Tuesday afternoon, April
6th, Misses Antoinette Denny and
Sallie Heyward, were hostesses for
the Apollo Music club, the occasion
being in the home of the former.
During business conducted by Miss
Zena Payne, the club voted to give
$2.00 to the Longfellow memorial
fund and interesting discussions on
the work of the club in thrift and al
so on "High cost of living," the mem
bers all agreeing to cooperate with
the saving week idea, April 5th to
12th, by purchasing the cheaper cuts
to help reduce the price of meat. An
invitation was read from State Fed
eration in Georgia, to the club to at
tend this, which was accepted.
Officers for the coming year were
elected, as those in office had served
two years, term of office, and result
ed as follows:
President, Miss Antoinette Denny;
First vice-president, Mrs. E. Mims
Walker; Second vice-persideu?, Mrs.
T. R. Hoyt; Recording secretary,
Mrs. Joe Cox; Corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. G. D. Walker; Treasurer,
Miss Bettie Waters.
The program, aranged by Mrs. Joe
Cox, was very attractive, and con
cluded the meeting. The hostesses
served an enjoyable salad course,
with coffee and whipped cream.
Mrs. Weiderman has been to New
berry and Prosperity for a visit to
Mrs. Ben Wright is expected soon
to join her husband here who is en
gaged in business. She is well remem
bered as Miss Lucia Calhoun.
Mr.and Mrs. T. B. Kernaghan of
Batesburg and Mrs. J. Pope Mathews
of Columbia, were visitors last week
inthe home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Miss Eunice Cates of Augusta has
been for a visit to her father, Mr.
Mrs. James Tompkins entertained
last Monday with several tables of
rook in compliment to Miss Louise
Coleman of Aiken. A very pleasant
(morning was spent and the hostess
was cordial and hospitable. A lun
cheon followed the game.
I Mrs. E. B. Dasher has been at
Irmo, S. C.. at the bedside of her
father, Mr. Lowman, whose death oc
curred during the last week.
TheNow Century club met last
Saturday afternoon with Mrs. J. A.
Lott, Miss Clara Sawyer conducting
the meeting, and there were several
matters for discussion, pertaining to
club welfare. Thrift and High cost
living also being discussed. A let
ter was read concerning the loving
cup that is offered for the greatest
number of illiterates taught during .
the year, some of the members hav
ing been active along this line.
Officers for the next year were
elected: President, Mrs. P. B. Wa
ters; vice-pesident, Mrs. Jas. White;
Recording secretary, Mrs. Olin Eid
son; Teasm-er, Miss Mallie Waters;
Critic, Mrs. David Kellar; Librarian,
Mrs. J. L. Walker.
A very interesting program was
had with Mrs. S. J. Watson as leader,
and following this the hostess served
an enjoyable salad course with cof
fee and fruit cake.
In Re State Memorial Fund.
Early on this, the first Monday
morning, I have had visits and- re
ports from some of the School Dis
trict Chairmen appointed for raising
this Memorial Fund, and it gives me
great pleasure to announce to the
other chairmen that these have gone
after this matter in the right spirit
and I feel that I can safely say that
they will raise their quotas without
Mr. Geo. T. Swearingen, chairman
for his school district, sent in $33.00
cash this a. m. on his $50.00 appor
tionment, and reports that he will
make other collections today. Won't
every other chairman please exercise
the same spirit? Your county will *ip
The apportionment is small for
each school disctrict and we CAN
raise it WITHOUT sacrifice to any
one. Will you?
Names of the contributors will be
published: also, I will publish each
district that goes over the tzr.
One of the chairmen suggested
that he be permitted to cut his dis
trict into small sections and that he
be allowed to appoint collectors for
each of said sections, because in this
way each one in the whole district
would be seen. I think this a splendid
plan, and hope that the committees
for EACH district will do likewise.
Each chairman has the authority to
work out any nlan or details for mak
ing hi" "ollecticrs.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Madame Tetrazzini Charms
This afternoon I sat amidst an ex
pectant throng, waiting to hear
Mme. Louisa Tetrazzini sing.
One who has been photographed,
written about and praised is in a hard
position when she appears before an
audience, if perchance many of them
have never heard her, for she is im
mediately measured by the mental
picture they have of her, and found
at once to be up to their standard or
In an article I read recently this
statement was made: "Personal lik
ing is a great factor in human rela
tions." Personal liking has also some
thing to do with the popularity of a
person's art. I was deeply impressed
from the moment she entered the
platform, with her graciousness to
ward the audience. Never before
have I seen anyone so very apprecia
tive of a warm reception. If courtesy
is noticeable and commendable in or
dinary life, it is even more so on the
plaform. Her attitude was her best
When the program began I listen
ed with interest, and more than that,
with the willingness to forgive any
faults, had I had the knowledge to
detect them, because of her kindly
attitude. Through the entire program
however, 1 found no fault to forgive.
The Italian numbers were enjoy
able for tone if not fo meaning, but
one delightful old melody I have
heard many times in the South repaid
me for all the Italian I failed to un
Mr. Gordard, who assisted Mme.
Tetrazzini, sang a negro spiritual
song. There is nothing more popular
with a Northern audience. I noticed
the pleased expressions on the faces
of the audience as it was being sung.
Mme. Tetrazzini herself is an
Italian and during the war she gave
a large part of her time to themed.
Cross and Liberty Bond sales'. '
At the concert in Boston, she wore
a decoration said to have been given
her by the King of Italy. Thus Mme.
Tetrazzini's lovely voice is enhanced
by a splendid loyalty to the cause of,
all the allies.
142 Hemenway Street,
Woman's Mission Societies
Suggested Program for Western
Division Institute, Williston Baptist
Church, Barnwell Association, Thurs
day, April 22, 10:30 a. m.
Devotional __ __ __ __ 10:30-10.40
Greetings __ __ __ __ 10:40-10:45
Our Opportunity for Greater De
velopment .__ 10:45-10:55
By Vice-president of Division
Sunbeam Conference-Mrs. W. J.
(a) What effect will 75 Million
have on reports.
(b) Effect of 75 Million on special
(c) Hand work in Sunbeam Band.
(d) The Bible the first text book.
(e) Mission Study Certificates.
(f) Tools for Leaders.
(g) Where do mothers teach chil
den that God is?_ 10:55-11:40.
By Dr. C. E. Burts.
Mission Study Conference 12:30-1.15
Mrs. I. A. Rigby.
W. M. S. Conference 1:15-2.00
Mrs. J. R. Fizer:
(a) Adjusting old methods to cam
(b) The way to victory.
(c) Discussion of Problems.
Adjournment for Lunch.
Y. W. A. Conference __ 3:10-3:55
Mrs. George E. Davis.
(a) Love, the law of the way.
(b) Loyalty, the witness of the
(c) Sacrifice, the cost of the way.
(d) Blessedness, the reward fo the
R. A. Conference __ __ 3:55-4:40
Mrs. Edwin Carpenter.
(Topics to be selected.)
All societies of every grade are
urged to send delegates. No limit to
delegation. We hope each society will
take advantage of this opportunity.
MRS. J. L. MIMS,
Supt. Edgefield Assa. W. M. U.
Clemson Trustees Vindicate
Clemson College, April ll.-Pres
ident Riggs and Colonel Cummins
have been vindicated by the board of
trustees. Findings of the board in the
investigation asked for by President
Riggs and Colonel Cummins may be
summed up in the following quota
tions from the official report:
"The board expresses its very full
est confidence in the veracity, integ
rity and loyalty of President Riggs,
both to the college and to its students
arid deems it unnecessary to express
an opinion touching his extraordi
nary efficiency, so well known to the
people of the state.
As to the disagreement between
President Riggs and members of the
freshman and sophomore committees,
"The board believes and adopts the
theory of President Riggs himself,
made at the hearing and found in his
testimony, as follows: 'My own the
ory is that these young men, whether
through my mistake of their ques
tions or their mistake of my answers,
got mixed up in the matter of my ap
proval of this order, or my seeing
this order, with my not knowing of
this order. That is the .only theory up
on which I can explain it. The repu
tation of this student body is as dear
to me as it can be to any living soul.
I would not wish at this time to have
you think that the young men of this
corps would attempt, directly or in
directly, deliberately to deceive you.
I ask you to accept their statements
of the conference with the same sin
cerity that you accept my recollec
tions to the contrary.' "
Regarding the charge of harsh and
unjust administering of discipline,
the board found as follows: "The tes
timony offered to support the charge
that discipline had been administered
harshly 'or unjustly does not sustain
it. The character, veracity and effi
ciency of the commandant, Colonel
Cummins, was not even brought into
?r^ion. The board allowed any ca
i dwto oi'??r"cornplain ts Or -testimony
?against Colonel Cummins or his as
sistants. Five cadets out of the corps
'of nearly 800 offered complaints and
testimony but it is the belief of the
board that every one who heard their
evidenc the board was, that the^e
! complains were not sustained.
j All the trustees were present, as
follows: Alan Johnston, chairman;
?Ex-Gov. R. I. Manning, A. F. Lever,
Henry C. Tillman, W. D. Barnett, J.
E. Wannamaker, B. H. Rawl, M. L.
Donaldson, W. W. Bradley, I. M.
?Mauldin, R. H. Timmerman and J. J.
Popular Couple to Wed.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mobley Rice
of No 1 Gibbs Court announce the
engagement of their daughter, Cath
erine, to Ellison Capers, the marriage
to take place carly in June. Miss Rice
after completing her education at
Fairmont seminary, Washington, has
had a delightful season in Columbia
as one of the belles of the debutante
set. She was chosen as a maid of hon
or to the queen at the Maritans' ball
last week, a fact which proved her
exceptional popularity and winsome
Mr. Capers is a grandson and
namesake of the late Pishop Ellison
Capers, for a number of years bishop
of the Episcopal dioces of the South
Carolina and also distinguished for
his career as a brigadier general in
the Confederate army. His father
was the late Ellison Capers, Jr., who
was a resident of Summerton. The
present Ellison Capers was educated
at the University of the South, Se
wanee, and served in the army dur
ing the world war as a first lieuten
ant. He is now engaged in the insur
ance business in Columbia.-The
Red Hill News.
j The continued rains have prevent
ed very much farm work. Not much
gardening. Some of the farmers
planted some corn last week.
Miss Lydia Holmes and Mrs. J. W.
McDaniel visited relatives at Modoc
Misses Bessie and Minnie Bell
Bailey spent Saturday night with
Miss Mayne Holmes.
Miss Thelma Wood entertained the
Red Hill teachers and a number of
her friends at her home Monday
We enjoyed the play and box par
ty here Friday night even if it did
rain that afternoon. We are going to
have another play and picnic when
school closes in June.
Misses Martha McDaniel and Lil
lian Holmes spent Saturday night
with Miss Mayne Holmes.
Mrs. J. W. R. ,DeLaughter and
daughter, Lena, spent Thursday with
Mrs. J. B. Holmes.
Misses Marie and Mattie Sue Hol
ston from Edgefield spent the week
end with Mrs. Tom Wliliams.
The young folks enjoyed a sociable
at Mr. Boyd Holmes' Saturday night.
Mrs. Wallace Quarles, also James
and Dorothy Prescott are sick with
mumps. We hope they will soon be
The men around here are trying
to improve the roads. In some places
they are better. We hope when the
weather gets better they will be bet
The Sunbeams are trying to get
together again. They met Sunday
morning, their leader being absent,
Mrs. 0. J. Holmes led them.
Misses Jessie and Louree Johnson
spent Sunday with Miss Le?a De
The Masons enjoyed an oyster sup
per on the Mason hall grounds Sat
We are glad to hear Mrs. George
Quarles' eyesight is better. Her eyes
were operated on last fall but she
has just gotten where she can see.
We had a delightful day at church
yesterday. The weather was good and
Mr. Barnes preached a great sermon.
The young men's Sunday school class
and the old men's class have been
joined and it improves every Sunday.
Mr. Barnes is the teacher.
J. W. Marsh & Son Buy Whole
J. W. Marsh and Son of Johnston,
cotton dealers ,havc purchased an en
tire city block between Rice street
Wheat street, Lincoln street and
Gadsden street, and will begin build
ing a modern cotton warehouse with
in a very short time. The coming to
Columbia of this cotton firm will add
another big business to the city.
Marsh and Son selected Columbia as
the best point from which to conduct
their cotton business and are anx
ious to get located in their new
The selection of Columbia was
made after a thorough investigation
of the advantages offered here in
comparison with other cities, includ
ing a number in Georr:a and South
Carolina. The decision of Marsh and
Son points conclusively to the many
advantages offered by Columbia as a
In connection with the location of
the new firm in Columbia, J. Fleming
Marsh of Johnston has purchased the
residenc? nt 190(5 Pendleton street
from J. W. Tompkins and expects to
move in a short time. Mr Marsh ex
pects to gL't possession of the new
home within a few weeks and as soon
as a little work is done he will occupy
the home. Mr. Marsh will be connect
ed with the firm of Marsh and Son,
being a new comer to the city. Both
the warehouse sale and the residence
sale on Pendleton street were han
dled by C. W. Brown, well known
real estate man and broker.-The
Save Money on Meat..
The Division of Women's Activi
ties, Department of Justice, believes
that the cost of living, so far as
meats are concerned, depends some
what upon thr individual housewife.
If the woman who now confines her
purchase to the so-called choice cuis
of hindquarter meat will master the
art of preparing palatably the inex
pensive cuts from the forequater, she
will be able to effect a considerable
These forequarter cuts have a sat
isfactory food value and when prop
erly, are thoroughly appetizing. The
thirty recipes recommended by thc
Division of Women's Activities are
thirty direct and practicable ways to
save money on meat. They will sug
D. A. R. Meeting.
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins will be the
hostess for the Daughters of the
American Revolution at their regular
monthly meeting, on Tuesday after
noon, April 20, at 5 o'clock.
Walk-Over shoes (quality, service
and satisfaction guaranteed) arriving
I. MUKASHY. I
Enthusiastic Meeting of Edge
field Post, American Legion.
Many Enroll in Tank
Despite the fact that occasional
heavy showers of rain fell, about
fifty young men gathered in the
Court House last Monday night to
further perfect the organization of a
tank company of the National Guard
of South Carolina. After much dis
cussion it was decided to elect a cap
tain, and this honor fell to James 0.
Another meeting of the company
will be held next Monday night, April
19th, at 8 p. m., in the Court House
when the organization of the head
quarters and the first platoon will be
completed. It is expected that the re
maining officers-two first and two
second lieutenants, will be elected at
the meeting next Monday night
Tuesday morning the result of the
meeting was telephoned to Adjutant
General W. W. Moore in Columbia,
and he promised his support towards
getting the headquarters and at least
one platoon fo Edgefield county; he
stated that Georgetown,. S. C., is also
working on this matter and he could
not state at this time whether Edge
field will be able to swing the entire
Adjutant General Moore and an
army officer who has been , detailed
as the Inspector-Instructor of the
National Guard of South Carolina,
will attend the meeting next Monday
night for the purpose of instructing
the members of the company in ref
erence to tanks and to inspect the
company. They will also inspect the
The Adjutant General has taken
up with the War Department the
proposition of sending to Edgefield
one or two tanks for recruiting pur
poses. It is believed that if several
tanks are sent here for exhibition,
Some mfcn who have so far, declined
to join will become sufficiently inter
ested to hand in their names as mem
bers. Even without tanks, eighty-two
men have joined the company and
it seems certain that mere will be
come interested when they see these
powrful fighting machines.
The meeting last Monday night
was called to order by the Command
er of the local Post, American Le
gion, as that organization had first
taken steps towards organizing a
tank company. The chairman request
ed Mr. Hord Allen to act as chair
man. A discussion of the tank com
pany was then entered into and short
talks were made by Messrs. W. A.
Collett, W. A. Strom, 0. P. Bright,
secretary Chamber of Commerce;? W.
W. Manson, Wad Allen, A. A. Ed
munds, W. M. Bouknight, James 0.
Sheppard, Dr. B. F. Jones, A. B. Car
wile and others.
When enlistments were called for
fifteen men held up their hands, thus
bringing the list of members up to
eighty-three. The minimum strength
of the headquarters and one platoon
is seventy-seven men, but it is de
sired to secure more than that num
ber because of the fact that men of
ten move to other places and have to
be dropped from the rolls and some
are knocked out on account uXZ@lb
are knocked out because of serious
There was great enthusiasm dis
played at the meeting and the opin
ion is that the tank company is prac
tically a sure thing for Edgefield.
Considerable interest in the tank
company is being taken by the men
from the country districts. J. M. Wal
ton of Meeting Street attended the
first meeting last week and since then
has sent in the names of six men
from the Meeting Street section. Joe
Hammond of Collier is spreading the
news around that section and it is
believed that quite a number of men
will attend the next meeting; the
rain last Monday prevented most
country men from attending the
meeting. Messrs Joe 'and William
Bouknight represented the Trenton
Johnston section of the county. It is
hoped that the out-of-town men will
take an interest in the company and
that at least two sections of the coun
ty will raise r.lough men to secure
platoons if some other town of the
state does not beat Edgefield to
All men who desire tc join are re
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