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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 21,1920
Revival Services Well Att
ed. Have Donned Ove
alls. To Attend Con
The revival services which ar
ing held in the Baptist church
attended by very large audienc?
fact, at nearly every service, <
seat, as well as the gallery is i
and the aisles are filled with cl
Dr. R. G. Lee of Edgefield, who i
sisting Rev. Brooke, is a wonde
and most magnetic preacher, an
every meeting great good is ac
plished, in church members re
secrating their lives to greater i
for the Master.
The merchants are all closing 1
stores for the morning services.
Sunday afternoon a special sei
was held for the men, and this w
great meeting. The services will
tinue through this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mobley
rived last Friday for a visit to :
Lillian Mobley, and are recer
warm and hearty congratulad
their marriage having been a ha
event of the past week.
The bride was Miss Williams
Orangeburg and is a young wor
of many beautiful traits of chara?
and the groom is in every way v
thy of his fair bride.
Mrs. M. T. Siftley, of Orangeb
and Miss Ella Mobley of Columl
are also visiting their sister, anc
happy family re-union is being h
Mrs Marie Ware Shumate,
Washington, D. C. is spending
while here with her aunt, Mrs. W.
The institute of the W. M. U.,
the Ridge Association will be held
Williston, on April 22. The delej
tion from each association is i
limited, so each church. is urged
send as many as five delegates.
The-institute will.last only for t
day. Mrs. W.' J. Hatcher is ene
the teachers in the institute.
Miss Ruth Harris of Dearing, G
is visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
The many friends of Mr. 0.
Wertz ae delighted that he is able
be out again.
Mr. Garland Coleman of Califo
nia, arrived last week to visit h
. mother, Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
Mr. and Mrs Claude Wertz of C
lumbia were visitors here this wee
Mr. Bob Perry of Saluda is visi
ing his sister, Mrs. Mary Hamilto:
and niece, Mrs. Alive Cox.
Quite a number of citizens hei
have donned the overall, and wea
ing tiis uniform at their places c
business. Some think it a fine thin
to do, some that to wear oid clothe
already on hand, would be bette:
and others that the overall movemer
is a boom to the overall factory.
Miss Mary Lewis of Meetin
Street is visiting in the home of he
aunt, Mrs. Willie Tompkins.
Mr. J. Russell Wright has gone t
Florida to spend a few months. Du
ring the winter he was quite ill, am
has not yet gained his strength, s
his physician recommended this tri]
as it might prove beneficial.
Mrs. Harry Hamilton of Swoope
Va., will arrive Thursday to spen<
. a while with her mother, Mrs. Am
Rev. W. R. Brooke, of Virginii
was here during the week, visiting
in the home of his uncle, Rev. W. S
Brooke.A call has been extended hin:
from the three churches, Stevens
Creek, Rocky Creek and Dry Creek,
and on Sunday he preached at Rocky
Creek. These churches have preach
ing only twice a month and the same
pastor has been supplying these.
Mr. J. W. Marsh'has purchased a
city block in Columbia between Lin
coln and Gadsden streets and at an
early date will have erected there a
modern cotton warehouse. This cot
ton firm will add business to the
Mr. John Fleming Marsh is asso
ciated with his father in this business
and both are much pleased with the
location, and the advantages offered
by Columbia as a business centre.
Mr. John F. Marsh has purchased
from Mr. J. W. Tompkins, the resi
dence on Pendleton street, and he
and his wife hope to get possession in
a few weeks.
News has been received here of
the death of Mr. W. M. Mayes, at his
home at Punto Gordon, Fla.
Several years ago, he with his
daughter, Miss Willette Mayes made
their home here for two years, and
they made many warm friends.
The annual State Re-union of the
Confederate Veterans, meets in Sum
ter about the first of May and a num
ber of veterans are contemplating
Mrs. T. R. Denny and Mrs. A. P.
Lewis attended the State Executive
meeting of the W. C. T. U. which was
held in Columbia" on Saturday. They
invited the State convention to meet
here, which will be sometime in
Miss Bernice Black of Atlanta, is
visiting in the home of her cousin,
Mrs. Alice Cox.
Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Schnell of
Greenwich, Conn., have been here
during the past week, other members
of the family accompanying them,
the trip being made in their car.
Mrs. Schnell came to see about
some improvements in the home
place of which she purchased the in
terest of her brothers, following the
death of her mother, Mrs. Eleanor
Mrs. Schnell, who is remembered
as Miss Ellie Ivey, has always held
Johnston in warm affection, al
though she has made her home else
where for a number of years, but re
tained the homeplace as she makes a
visit here yearly.
Big Movie Attraction.
Owing to the more favorable
weather conditions, Mr. Wall has
contracted for a series of pictures
which cannot be excelled at any of
the leading theatres in the bigger
towns, to be shown both here at the
Edgefield Theatre and Johnston
The first of these, BLIND HUS
BANDS, will be screened at John
ston on Thursday the 22nd of April,
and in Edgefield on-Friday 23rd of jJ
April. This is a super-production and 1
is classed as one of the very best
ever produced under the trade mark j
of the Universal Jewel de Luxe Pro- ]
ductions, which is sufficient in itself
to mark the play as one worthy of
BLIND HUSBANDS was run at
the Capitol Theatre in New York, the
world's largest theatre, recently and
created a great sensation which caus
ed the picture to be held over for an
additional week's run. Mr. Wall,
since taking over the Edgefield and
Johnston Theatres has endeavored
to give the very best and he hopes
that the patronage will be sufficient
to warrant his continuing with his
series of expensive contracts for
The box office will be open at 7:45
p. m., promptly and show will begin
sharply at 8:30, so that to ensure
not missing a single moment of this
wonderful picture. Be on time.
Prices, for Adults 55c, and Chil
dren 25c, plus War Tax.
At the request of the Postmaster
General the United States Civil Ser
vice Commission has announced an
examination to be held at Augusta,
Ga., on May 19, 1920, for the posi
tion of postmaster at Johnston, S. C
This office has an annual compensa
tion of $1,700.
To be eligible for this examination
an applicant must be a citizen of the
United States, must actually reside
within the delivery of the office and
have so resided at the time the pres
ent vacancy occurred.
Applicants must have reached
their twenty-first but not their sixty
fifth birthday on the date of the ex
Application Form 2241 and full in
formation concerning the require
ments of the examination may be se
cured from the postmaster at the
place of vacancy or from the Civil
Service Commission, Washington, D.
C. Applications should be properly
executed and filled out with the
Commission at Washington, D. C.,
in time to arrange for the examina
tion of the applicant.
WANTED: At once, good honest,
industrious young white man io d^ive
.truck in town of Edgefield. V?'il"' pay
good salary and furnish room.
POSTOFFICE BOX HG.
Edgefield, S. C.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
Several times almost every day, I
pass Mrs. J. L. Gardner's famous
Art Palace, which is just next door
to my school. Today for the first
time I had the pleasure of going
through it, for it is open only three
days every year. From the exterior
it looks like some old European cas
tle, surrounded by a wall. It is se
vere and prison-like but with all the
door-ways, windows and decorations
in keeping with the foreign atmos
phere. Two marble lions guard the
This mornlrg there were many
cars and some old carriages at the
entrance, which were bringing many
Boston aristocrats to this great art
Most of the treasures found on the
inside came from Europe. Mrs. Gard
ner was exempted from duty by(the
government on these treasures pro
vided she would let the public enter,
every year and give the proceeds
from the tickets to the government.
There were many pictures by fa
mous people and much antique fur
niture. On the first floor, near the
centre of the palace there was a love
ly court filled with flnwers in full
bloom, statuary and fountains. There
were walks around this leading to
i stairway on the right. This mounts
cd up and up and led to great galler
ies filled with tapestries, a little,
chapel with a rich red and blue stain
ed glass window and choice relics
that are not often to be seen in or
dinary museums. For all the sur
roundings, the quaint fireplaces, the
decorated ceilings, and splendid col
sr schemes moke a more excellent
jack ground for these treasures than
ivhite walls of new and modern build
In one room you might imagine*!
/ourself in Holland, in another, in
ttaly..In. the. court -you -would'.almost
Delieve yourself in fairyland.
I always knew that something sim
lar to the garden of Eden must lie
oehind those stalwart stone barriers,
out today they were burned awTy,
md I shall always have a pleasur
able sensation when I pass them here
ifter on my way to school.
' FLORENCE MIMS.
142 Hemenway St.,
Cotton Growers Take Notice.
Notice has been sent to W. A.
Strom, president of the Edgefield
county Cotton Association that there
will be a rally at the Court House on
Friday, April 23, beginning at ll a.
m. This notice was sent out by Mr.
R. M. Mixson, President of the South
Carolina Cotton Association, who is
striving to get the workings of the
Association before the people of the
State. The subjects of marketing
of cotton through the association, of
warehousing the cotton and many
points vital to the interest of the cot
ton producers of this county, will be
Heretofore, Edgefield county has
not taken the active part in the as
sociation movement that it should
have, but this is no reason why we
should neglect this important move
ment any longer. Some may question
the benefits of such an organization,
but we are here to say that the good
to be derived from the Cotton Asso
ciation depends on the interest put
into it and the efforts put forth. As
a good example of what the Asso
ciation is doing, we cite you to Spar
tanburg county, where they have
built many warehouses to store their
cotton and have arranged a credit
system and spread the selling of the
cotton over the entire twelve months
of the eyar, instead of the few fall
months, a matter that relieves the
distress cotton from the market. And
besides this, the Association has en
gaged the services of an expert cot
ton grader for the county, a matter
that will mean much towards aiding
the farmer to get the proper price
for his cotton.
Now, Mr. Farmer, Mr. Business
Man, Mr. Banker, Mr. Merchant, Mr.
Preacher, Miss School Teacher, we
urge you to lay down your regular
schedule for the day and come to this
meeting to lend your influence to
make the Cotton Association of Edge
field county the hardest working or
ganization in the South.
"Uncle Iv" Morgan Writes 1
After a silence of a good while
will inform who may want to kn<
whether I am still alive. For the 1
nine months, with the exception
November and December last,
have been in very poor health, une
treatment of a physician most
the time, and even while I write ?
hardly able to be up.
I just wanted to know whether
of the correspondents to your pai
were dead or like myself, just wo
out or just of no account.
Where is Mr. or Mrs. Trente
Hardy's, Cleora, Camp Branch, G
liers and others that used to let
hear from the four corners of C
I was so glad to see and read t
first of the Sweetwater letter, tellii
about Old Mike (H. E. Mealing) st
being able to milk the cows and fe
the horses and pigs-and also to kne
that his sister, Mrs. Lucretia Adan
was still alive. A better woman
have never known, and as for O
Mike, a better soldier did not beloi
to the Confederate army. A bett
friend I never had. He and I bunk?
together for quite a while during tl
Civil War. He had a habit of grow
i?g, scratching and almost barking
his sleep so much that I would hai
to wake him up so that I could get 1
sleep, so at the last he told me just 1
pinch him, so whenever he got 1
growling, scratching, snorting ar
kicking the blankets off I would gi\
him a good pinch and after pinchin
him a few times, just as soon as Y
commenced his antics he would fete
a snap and a growl and wake up. S
I broke Mike from having nigh
How many are there living no1
.Tbi'.Co. I, 2nd S. C. Calvary? Let u
c?unt them. There is Heavy (J. W.
?G^ffis, Mike (H. E.) Mealing, Litcl
?vi (E. G.) Morgan, J. N. Fair, Elia
t5?sbert- . and. Joab.^.Edw.axds^.an^
sometimes wonder how a man wh
belonged to Co. I could be a preach
cr, for we were a reckless set wit
th. exception of a very few but Joa
Edwards was one of the best boy
that I ever knew. Six of the sixty
eight disbanded at Chester C. H., S
C., in April 1865. Why, it seems lik
it was just yesterday that I kissei
N. D. Timmerman for a partinj
scene for Co. I. We named N. D
"Buttermilk" from the fact that hi
was very fond of it, and some of thi
boys told it, that when he went to ?
farm house for milk that if there wa
none in the dairy or house, the far
mer's wife or daughter would go ti
the pasture and milk the cows so tha
he could get milk. Now mind you, '.
know that he liked milk, but woulc
not vouch for the truth of going t<
the pasture to milk the cows foi
him, oh no, but I do know that h<
was a good soldier and loved hi;
horse, Old Ned.
Hugh Scott, the last to die of Co
I a braver man I never knew. He jusl
did not know what fear was. He die
scout duty most of the year of 1863
and when the 2nd Cavalry was senl
to South Cai-olina in the spring ol
1864 General Hampton asked our
colonel (T. J. Lipscomb) to leave
Hugh with him, which he did. I dc
wish someone who scouted with him
would write up his adventures.
I notice in your paper that Oki
Man Covar is dead, and if my mem
ory serves me, is he not about the
last of the old residents of Edgefield
village that was living in Edgefield
when the Civil War closed?
My, my, how time flies! Why, it
seems only a short while since I was
a boy and had eggnog every Christ
mas, and cake. And I can see again
the old slaves coming to the house
for their Christmas dram, and hear
them say, "Thankee Maam, Thankee
Sir." Those were good old days, and
the old slaves are about all gone,
only a few of them living now, and
those few love to talk and tell about
how. their old Master and Mistress
and young Master and Mistress treat
ed them. But those days have passed
and gone and we are living in a new
or different day.
A day, must I say it? of greed,
grab and get all you can in any way
you can just so the sheriff don't get
you. Am I wrong or is it just fancy?
Politics, did you ask me about
them? Well, they are certainly get
ting pretty hot. So much so that one
can hardly keep from singing the
song, "Hot times in the old town to
night," but the weather would in
cline us to sing "Hard times," for
since about the first of February
the ground has been too wet to
plow over half of the time, and cold,
too. Had thick ice here on the morn
ing of the 6th inst, and while I write,
'tis cold and windy, and a fire feels
good to me. But you know I am old,
blood thin, nothing to heat it up ex
cept coffee once a day, but I had
rather it was so than have our young
men to become sots and drunkards.
Though I am afraid the way prohi
bition was brought about, was not
the right way. When you force peo
ple, or try to force them to do any
thing in which they have not been al
lowed a voice I'm afraid it wont hold.
But if you will educate people to a
thing then it will be of lasting good.
Am I right or wrong?
God never made man to be driven
to do a thing but to be led into doing
it. Men can be led, but very few will
be driven. No sir, when you under
take *o drive men into doing a thing,
you may expect a fight. No matter if
that which you are driving him into
is for his good. Am I right or wrong,
again? I think I hear someone say,
"I do wonder of Old Uncle Iv is op
posed to prohibition." No, I am not
opposed to anything for man's good,
but am opposed to a good many
things that have been done the last
three years. I am now nearly 76
years old and hrave never known of
as much force being used on every
hand to throttle free men. And if it
is not stopped I am afraid serious
trouble is ahead in our government.
J tvy to hope that I am wrong in see
ing things as I do, but for the life of
mc, I can't see things in any other
way. "Well, you say that you are not
well, and, maybe that accounts for
it. Your liver needs regulating.*'
Well, maybe so, but if it is my liver,
it has affected my brain and heart,
~->?"notice in your - last issue that.
you said that some had called Presi
dent Wilson hard-headed, and if he
failed to listen to those who were
opposed to his candidacy for the
third term, you would think so, too.
Now, isn't it a faft that he has been
too much inclined to have his own
way in the League? That is the way
I see it. No man knows it all, and
every man has a right to his own
opinion. I am only one, but'have the
God-given right to think and at the
same time to accord to every other
man the fame right-and not fall
out with him because he sees through
No, I haven't forgotten the far
mer, and he certainly is having the
time of his life on the farm. Already
a month behind and the ground now
about as wet as water can make it.
But very little corn planted yet and
little cotton bedded, but the grain
looks fine, both wheat and oats only j
not half enough of either sown. j
Well, here is love to all of Old
Edgefield county from
Clemson College Gets New
Special to The State.
Clemson College, April 18-South
Carolina Methodists are to build a
good church at Clemsun College, one
that will adequately fill the needs of
this important point for the religi
ous training of the hundreds of Meth
odist boys who pass through the in
stitution year after year. This is the
decision reached by the joint com
mission from the two Methodist con
ferences in a meeting here recently
to consider the needs of the situa
tion and take steps to meet those
The joint commission, consisting
of the Rev. J. C. Roper, the Rev. J.
W. Kilgore and M. M. Roddey of the
upper conference, and the Rev. C.
C. Derrick, the Rev. H. G. Hardin
and Thomas 0. Lawton from the
South Carolina conference, met here
April 3 and elected the Rev. J. C.
Roper, chairman; the Rev. A. E.
Driggers the local pastor, secretary,
and the Prof. S. M. Martin, treasur
er. After a thorough examination of
the situation, it was the unanimous
decision of the commission that a
church plant costing approximately
$100,000, with a seating capacity of
about 750, is necessary to meet the
needs of the situation, and it was de
cided to proceed at once with ar
T. C. Callison Announces Can*
didacy For Solicitor.
An interesting political develop
ment of the week was the definite
announcement by Hon. George Bell
Timmerman that, upon the expira
tion of his present term as solicitor,
he would retire, at least for a time,
from public life and devote himself
to private practice.
Immediately following this an
nouncement -came the further an
nouncement that Col. T. C. Callison,
his law partner, would cast his hat
in the ring as a candidate to succeed
Mr. Timmerman. While Col. Calli
son has never sought office before,
he comes of a family which has for
many years been prominent in pub
lic life in this State, his grandfather,
Capt. James Callison, having been a
member of the famous Wallace'
House in 1876, performing good ser
vice in the memorable campaign of
that year which rid the state of ne
gro rule. He later served Edgefield
county in both house and senate.
His father, Preston B. Callison, re
presented Greenwood county in the
house from 1902 to 1906.
T. C. Callison is what is generally
termed a self-made man, working
himself through high school and the
University of South Carolina, going
to school in winter and working a
crop in summer. While at the Univer
sity he was honored by being elected
vice-president of the law class and
president of the Clariosophic Liter
Since coming to Lexington Mr.
Callison has devoted himself to the
practice of law, being a member of
the firm of Timmerman, Graham &
Callison. He has built up a large
practice and enjoys the confidence of
a large clientele. He has the unique
distinction of never having lost a
criminal case in which he has appear
ed alone. Mr. Callison believes he
sees in the office of solicitor an op
portunity for service, and he offers
his services with this idea in vioY
rather than merely wishing to get in
Mr. Callison is well known in the
other counties of the circuit, having
been born in old Edgefield, spent his
boyhood days in Greenwood county
and is favorably known in both Sa
luda and McCormick counties. He
has many relatives and friends in all
of these counties who will be glad to
hear of his purpose to try for solici
tor and he will no doubt make a
splendid race.-Lexington Dispatch.
Bettis Academy Commence
Our commencement at Bettis
Academy will be on the 29th inst.
For a number of years the good
white people of Edgefield have en
couraged this school by their pres
ence and it will be a great pleasure
to us to have as many as will come
to our commencement this year.
We assure them the patrons and
friends of the school will do all ire
their power to make it pleasant for
them. Exercises will begin at ll
A. W. NICHOLSON.
rangements looking towards raising
funds and erecting such a plant,
which is to contain all accessories
such as Sunday school rooms, social ?
hall, dining room and kitchen, etc.
Briefly, the plans for raising the
necessary funds, including the secur
ing of about half the necessary
amount from the general church ex
tension boards of the two conferen
ces of this state. The rest of the
funds will be raised by direct appeal
to the alumni of Clemson college, the
patrons of the present student body,
the local church membership and
^friends of the enterprise wherever,
they may be found.
The pastor, Rev. A. E. Driggers,
was authorized by the commission to
give as much of his time as possible
to the work of securing funds, and
Thomas 0. Lawton, who is a gradu
ate of Clemson college, was appoint
ed to have special charge of the work
in reaching the alumni. It is hoped
that the work of raising funds and
making other preparation for build
ing may advance sufficiently during*
the coming summer so that the work
of building may be taken up withii?.