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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
A Great Revival Just Closed.
Meeting in Interest of Edu
cation. Mr. White Im
One of the greatest meetings that
was ever held in the town was that
which has just closed at the Baptist
church, Dr. R. G. Lee, of Edgefield,
conducting the services. Every ser
vice that was held seemed to the
Christians the sweetest and most
beautiful they had ever listened to,
and those who had grown cold in the
service of God, the messages were
saving and redeeming ones.
Every member of the church, it
seemed, re-consecrated their lives
anew, for better work and a nearer
living to the Master, and many souls
were brought into the Kingdom.
It was not just a Baptist revival;
everyone in the town- came and join
ed in the great work for the Master.
There has always been a sweet tie
of Chistian fellowship between the
churches here, and the pastors of
other churches greatly ?oncerned
themselves also in the saving of
The baptismal service will be had
on Wednesday evening the 28th.
Dr. W. S. Dorset, a former pastor
of the Baptist church here, who is
now pastor of the Ridge Baptist
church, was a visitor here during the
On last Tuesday afternoon, a high
ly interesting and profitable meeting
was held here in the cause of Edu
cation. For some time the trustees
of the High School have found that
it was going to be necessary to have
more money to run the school, and
it was decided that an additional
mill tax be added to meet the in
creased expense. So on Tuesday af
ternoon, a public meeting was held
to discuss this and to impress on the
people the great need of this to pro
. mote the cause of education: ' The' '
meeting was had in the school audi
torium, and Dr. R. G. Lee made a
very forceful talk on the subject be
fore the people, which was received
in a very appreciative manner.
The election for the additional
mills was had and was practically
unanimously, being 7 to 1.
Hon. John Edwin Stanfield of Ai
ken spent Sunday here with his un
cle, Mr. J. M. Turner.
Rev. Ergle, of Graniteville has
been for a visit to Mr. Edd Johnson.
He has recently finished his college
course and is at the Seminary now.
It is his desire to go some day as a
Mr. John Marsh went to the Co
lumbia Hospital last week for an op
eration, his general condition having
indicated such for some time. His
many friends pray that he will soon
be restored to health.
Miss Helen Walker entertained
about twenty of her young friends
on Saturday afternoon, the occasion
being her birthday. Everyone present
had a happy time and games were in
dulged in. A birthday feast was ser
ved. Each one gave her a pretty jjift
and a good wish accompanied each
Mr. Ben Wright has purchased
from Mr. Ebb Gibson, his vacant lot
on West Calhoun street and will
soon erect a dwelling, which he and
his family will occupy. His wife's
mother, Mrs. Mena Calhoun will
make her home with them.
It will be a sincere pleasure to
many . especially the older residents
of the town, to know that Mrs. Cal
houn will again live here. In former
years, she and her husband were
among the pillars of the Baptich
church here, and were identified with
all that went for the betterment of
the town and its people.
Mr. Watson Nickerson, who has
been quite sick, is now much im
Dr. C. P. Corn attended the State
Medical Association held last week
Mrs. John W. Marsh attended the
states meeting of the Mission Socie
ties of the Presbyterian church which
convened last week.
Misses Frances Turner, Marion
and Elise Mobley and Betty Waters
have been for a visit to Charleston
to enjoy the beauties of Magnolia
Mrs. John Mobley has returned
from a trip to Baltimore.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher attended the
W. M. U. Institute held last week at
convenient points in the western di
vision, and was one of the teachers.
Mr. James White happened to a
painful accident last week while
placing some posts. He was using a
large knife in removing some bark
and the knife slipped and made a
painful cut at the knee cap. The pain
was so sever at one time that lock
jaw was feared. He is improving
Mr. and Mrs. George Galphin and
children of Ninety Six, are guests in
the^home of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Lott.
Miss Mary Lewis spent last week
here in the home of her aunt, Mrs.
Willie Tompkins, and with other rel
Miss Annie Crouch spent last week
at Bennettsville and was maid of
honor at the marriage of her college
friend, Miss Crossland.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LaGrone were
in Aiken during last week to attend
the marriage of the latter's sister,
Miss Louise Coleman.
Mr. Lewis i Hart and Miss Eva
Pruitt were married last Tuesday at
Edgefield, their marriage being a
pleasant surprise to their many
friends. Cordial good wishes ard con
gratulations are extended them.
Little Theresa, the daughter of
Mrs. Cobb, is here for a while with
her aunt, Mrs. W. F. Scott. The lit
tle girl has spent the winter months
in Illinois, and has had nothing but
tnow and ice, and this balmy spring
weather it is thought, will make her
Americans Send an Appeal
Washington, April 23.-American
government representatives in Mex
ico have asked for the dispatch of
warships to that country to protect
American citizens and their property.
The requests came from Mazalan
and Tonolobampo oa the Pacific
coast"- and"" Frontera, "on lXe''Qmt
coast. Officials of the War and Navy
Departments are investigating the re
quests explaining that in times of
disturbances in the Southern repub
lic it is not unusual to receive re
quests for warships where there is no
need for them.
Details as to the requests of the
American agents were not made pub
lic. Advices *aday said that 350
Mexican federal troops with two
cannon had arrived at Mazatlan, but
there have been no reports of dis
turbances there or at other two ports
Other reports received today, how
ever, indicated a growing ferment
which was described as rapidly ap
proaching an acute stage and it was
said that it was clear that communi
cation with various points in Mexico
was being interferred with.
Mexican Judge Arrested in Arizona
Douglas, Ariz., April 23.-Ingacio
Pesqueira, chief justice of the Mex
ico Supreme Court said to have been
appointed military governor of So
nora, was arrested by United States
officers as he stepped off a train here
today. A woman, said to have been
brought here by Pesqueira from
Mexico was detained.
Chief Justice Pesqueira was said
to have come here to "await the ar
rival of Carranza ti*oops in Sonora,
when he was to have assumed the
duties of chief executive in the state,
superseding Gov. Adolfo De La
Huerta, who headed the secession of
Sonora in its revolution against Car
ranza. His arrest is said to be in con
nection with bringing a woman into
the United States and telephoning
her here from Laredo, Texas.
Pesqueira is from a widely known
and wealth Sonora family. He has
vast cattle and mining interests.
Farmerettes Hear the Call.
It's Back to the Land for Eighty
From the Philadalphia Public Ledger
"How're ye goin' ter keep us away
from the farm, now we've sniffed
the spring?" was the chorus of fare
well that arose the other day from
the throats of eighty,'Philadelphia
farmerettes, who left the smoke of
the big city for the simple joys of
West Chester, Media, Hatboro and
other points south, west and north.
The ?ure of the nobby checked
suit and the red necktie, according
to government officials, is drawing
the country boy to the city, but their
overalls, in a manner of speaking,
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Reception to Senior Students.
Saturday evening the faculty and
seniors of the Leland Powers. School i
were entertained at Mr. and Mrs.
Powers' home in Brookiine. East of
Boston is Cambridge and south of
Boston is Brookiine, a city of lawns
and driveways that remind one of
the South, except that the air is crisp
instead of balmy.
The moonlight night was an ideal
one as we drove before the spacious
home, and entered to find it indeed a
palace and filled w.ith students and
teachers that we had seen at school
in the morning, though this time
they were all in evening clothes and
ready for play instead of work. I
think students always feel near to
each other because they have shared
comforts and discomforts, joys and
disappointments together. This, how
ever, was a joy unmixed.
The students, the exceptionally
talented ones, mocked the teachers
and the faculty in turn, read and told
stories. I know no other man who is
so widely loved, as the man Leland
Powers. For his students come from
the states from coast to coast, from
Canada and from the South. Trie ac-1
cepts greatness, popularity and suc
cess in the way that many of us ac
cept insignificance, as a matter of
Soon the school year will end and
many sad good-byes will be said and
for many succeeding-years the stu
dents of many more graduating
classes will be entertained here.
About forty seniors were present
and six members of the faculty. We
discovered musical talent in one of
them and so before the evening was ;
over we all Joined in singing, for ?
music inevitably finds its way into -
any social gathering. Delightful r?- j
freshments were served, and as the 1
clocks of .the city . of Boston ..were' I
ready to strike twelve, we arrived
home, to all the temporary residenc
es, which rather poorly take the place
of home. '
FLORENCE MIMS. 9 '?
142 Hemenway St.,
Two Distinguished Visitors.
In 1880 Dr. J. A. L. Waddell was
assistant professor of mechanics in
the Renselaer Polytechnic Institute
of Troy N. Y., at the time that Mr.
Thomas F Rainsford attended this j
institution, and Mr. V. H. Hewes was
a class-mate of Mr. Rainsford at
Ti'oy. Greatly to his surprise and de
light these two gentlemen, whom he
had not seen in forty years, visited j
him Friday. Dr. Waddell is regarded
as the highest engineering authority
in the world upon bridge construc
tion. His exhaustive treatise on .
bridge engineering has been accept
ed as unquestioned authox-ity through '
out the world upon this subject. He
was professor of bridge engineering
for several years in the Imperial
University of Japan. Dr. Waddell (
now has offices in Kansas City and
New york and Mr. Hewes, who is '
likewise a civil engineer of national
reputation, is associated with him.
They came to Columbia to confer
with the State Highway Commission j
concerning the construction of a
very large bridge across the Santee ,
river, and while there came over to
pay Mr. Rainsword a visit. It is re
gretted that their stay in Edgefield
was so short.
are coveted by the girl in the large ,
town The "girls with the hoe" who ?
started countryward from Philadel- \
phia were not exactly clad in over- \
alls, but they had them in their grips, ;
which also contained grass clippers) \
agricultural text books, cold cream, ;
mosquito netting and other articles |
indispensable to the pursuit of life, ,
happiness, crops and insects on the j
All of the girls were enexperienc- i
ed as agriculturists, never having I
planted anything but bulbs in a pot, I
and never having cut anything1 ex- i
cept dress goods, the pages of a book ?
and cuticles. The group included i
stenographers, department store I
girls, college women and manicurists. <
FOR SALE: Eggs for hatching, :
pure Wycoff and Barron strain i
White Leghorn. Price $1.50 per 15. :
4-7-tf MRS. GEO. F. MIMS. ]
Mrs. J. L. Mims Writes of D.
A. R. Congress and Trip to
For fear I shall become too in
volved with the wonderful experi
ences which are before me for the
coming days in Boston and other
places, I shall give a few impressions
of my journey before I leave my
.quarters at which I arrived last
For one thing I didn't speak all
day yesterday, which was a very
great deprivation to me, from Wash
ing to Providence, Rhode Island.
There a lady who was sitting oppo
site me, who had, as she told me af
terwards, lived in New England all
her life and travelled a great deal,
asked me, who had never been any
whee, what place this was through
which we were passing. I told her,
and pointed out the state capitol
on a high hill, amid a myriad of bril
liant lights. I had no way of knowing
what city it was, except by my pow
ers of observation and wondered
that she could not likewise use hers.
I was very glad to be able to break
the spell of silence which remained
unbroken as I was soon off at Back
Bay Station where I was enveloped
in the embrace of my daughter,
whom I had not seen since October.
Some one asked me what had im
pressed me most on my way from Co
lumbia to Boston, and I replied that
the apple orchards and grain fields
and lovely farms of Virginia, the
bill boads from New York to Provi
dence, because it was dark and I
could not see them any further, and
the granite rocks of Connecticut
Mrs.^Manly Timmons was my most
congenial and delightful companion,
as all the Edgefield people know who
love her, leaving me at Washington
tyhjere we stopped.
As we ascended the steps in the
station to the.gate where we were ex
P. L. Parker, and beside him Annie
May Timmons, now Mrs. Parker, who
bad not seen her mother since last
May when the beautiful marriage
took place in Edgefield. They trans
ported us very quickly through the
streets of Woshington where nature
is, having her spring opening, and
where the temperature was like sum
Mr. and Mrs. Parker have lovely
apartments, very conveniently ap
pointed and located on 15th street
in a very desirable and centrally lo
cated section of the city. Here they
lispensed hospitality to me with
sid time grace as was done in the
years before the war, and yd with
;he greatest ease on account of the
wonderful provisions of modern
My special reason for ^topping
in Washington on my way up, or as
[ notice they say here "coming down
;ast from South Carolina," was to go
:hrough the red tape of being a dele
gate to the National Congress of the
D. A. R. They call it the Continental
Congress * of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, but that
sounds too large for me, I like sim
plicity. I attended one session of this
Congress in the Memorial Continent
il Hall, which is a magnificent white
juilding just in sight of the Cor
coran Art gallery and the National
rreasury Building. No one was al
lowed to cross the threshold except
properly accredited delegates, other
members, if wearing the National
D. A. R. emblem being admitted to
;he galleries. After unwinding sev
eral miles of red tape, interviewing
several pages, and information bu
reaus, I was finally, in the space of
not less than an hour, presented tp
Mrs. Johnston of uth Carolina who
?vas chairman of i "edential Com
mittee. She was courteous, as
:hey all had b ry determin
ed that the pers. itered were
fully entitled to do so. /is I had been
nstructed from Edgefield to attend,
ind vote and register, I was deter
mined to do it, and after registering
md receiving my badge, I had no
more trouble. They gave me a large
sheet on which were printed a great
many nominees for vice-President
General and told me to vote for sev
m of them. As I glanced on the pa
per, I did not know any of them, so
[ asked myself the question in a mo
ment's time, "How shall I vote when
1 know nothing. I must have some
proper motive power," and as I read
down the list I put a cross'mark by
the names of all the Southern can
didates. That was the best I could
do, and I proceeded into the Audi
torium. As I entered the hall which
was also most carefully guarded,
said to the lady in charge, "I have
had considerable trouble getting in
here, will there be any difficulty in
getting out again?" When she assur
ed me it could be done if necessary,
I entered, and to my delight, Mrs.
Calhoun of South Carolina was speak
ing. This address on Tomassee Moun
tain School which is the only one
supported by the National D. A. R.,
was very sympathetically heard and
much applauded and resulted in a
good contribution for the school.
There were, or still are at this time
fourteen hundred accredited dele
gates to this Congress. They are all
descendants of Revolutionary an
cestors and hail from every state in
the union, most of them women in
middle life and many advifticed in
years, all handsomely, if not becom
ingly dressed, many wearing bars
denoting the number of ancestors
they had in the Revolutionary, from
one to as many as fifteen or more.
In all that great concourse of wo
men there was no familiar face ex
cept that of Mrs. Calhoun and I
think Mrs. DuVall, State Regent,
who occupied the first seat in
the South Carolina section. But I
did not recognize any of the other
women from my state, nor did I have
an opportunity to investigate, as I
left before the session closed.
The Corcoran Art Gallery was
open, and we went in for an hour or
more. Hei*e I took a cursory glance,
meaning literally a running glance,
which was exactly what I did. I saw
every picture and every piece of
statuary and those I want to see
I can find again. I thought of our
Edgefield artist, as I saw several wo
men seated at the .canvass, copying.
Or,: P landscape^ and;the . other I
a portrait~of George ' Wasmngton.
As I was ascending the steps, I saw
two rather odd looking men coming J ^
down, delicate and refined looking, j
and yet with a full growth 'of beard
on their faces. They riveted my at
tention and after they had passed, I ^
turned and looked at them as they
walked away. Both of them had soft j
long hair, and plaited and hanging
down his back, the other was plaited
and coiled in the bq^k like a wo
man's. I was told that it was a re- .
ligious sect, and then I began to won
der where they had their Biblical au- .
thority, for I thought it was taught .
that men should cut their hair. Fi
nally, I decided they must-take their
inspiration from the fact that Samp
son! was invincible as long as his
hair remained long and powerless
with it cut.
. . c
Without having, seen many cities
in their entirety, I am sure that
Washington must he the most beau- ^
tiful and spacious and looks now as
if they had just had a spring clean
ing preparatory to the wonderful
opening of bud and leaf and the
summer sunshine-and the meeting
of the Southern Baptist Convention
in May which we hope to attend and 3
at which other Edgefield people are
expecting to be present even if rooms r
are seven dollars a day. ^
MRS. J. L. MIMS. ?
18 Batavia Street, t
Boston, Mass. t
. '. . v
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the c
firm of Holmes and Salter has, by a
mutual consent, been dissolved. The j
business will be conducted from this p
date by Perry W. Salter, Agent of f
Mrs. Matilda Salter. All claims
against the firm of Holmes and Sal- a
ter should be filed with Lewis 3
Holmes, Johnston, S. C. Persons in- j,
debted to the firm will make pay- e
ment to Perry W. Salter. This April j
23rd, 1920. i
LEWIS HOLMES, t
PERRY W. SALTER. e
Cotton Seed For Sale.
DORR GREEN SILK COTTON, 7
fifth year development, one package t
of seed for fifty cents prepaid will ?
insure you a start. With orders for e
two or more packages we send sam
ple of cotton. Get ready for the Silk ^
Mills. Plant in your back yard. a
L. A. DORR,
Box 804, Augusta, Ga.
RED OAK GROVE
Contributors Doing Their Part
Well. Flat Rock School Clos
es Friday. Work of Rev.
It is quite gratifying to see our
contributors to the 75-Million Cam
paign promptly doing what they can
to help raise the part of the appor
tionment asked so that the meeting
at Washington may be the Victory
Convention. Contributions keep com
ing to the treasurer, Mr. Lamb,
which signifies that our members are
trying to "carry on."
The Sunday school at Flat Rock,
which was organized during the win
ter, when roads were almost impas
sable, continues to flourish, no abate
ment in the interest; But soon it
must sustain a great loss, by the re
turning to Parksville, of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Bussey. Their co-opera
tion and help has been a wonderful
inspiration. They came in our midst
ind rendered assistance so much
leeded to keep the interest of our
Sunday school and church alive du
ring the1 long winter season when
conditions were such that it was im
possible to reach the churches.
Lectures on the Sunday school les
ions each Sunday by Mr. J. M. Bus
sey have been full of instruction and
nterest, being given by map study
"rom the Bible.
We agree with Dr. Eldredge B.
?atcher in regard to a closer view
'rom the study of the Bible being
?eeded be the Sunday school teach
?r. We read with exceeding interest,
lis contributions contained in the
Referring to the Baptist Courier,
he help it is to us is indispensable,
'or when we country folks can't at
end the different meetings, the Coa
ler comes, with just the information
nany of us want and-really need, if
?f .vt?iv: lo ber intelligent helpers ia
?ur Christian" work.
Into our home comes quite a num
>er of papers and magazines, regu
arly, which are classed different, of
:ourse. But the Baptist Courier
ornes first with us and next are the
Agricultural Journals, because every
>erson, no matter in what walk of
ife he may be engaged, should have
t sympathetic, helpful interest in
igriculture. Especially since we hear
ind read so much of the need of pro
luction along this particular line.
While there seems to be a shortage
n produce some way, yet there has
teen many discoveries of value in ar
ides commonly unappreciated here
My father was a farmer, but one
imo tried to keep informed as to dis
overies and improvements as best he
ould, planted sparingly of peas, the
relvet bean was unknown; peanuts
mrecognized only as a luxury for
amily use. They, like the peas and
relvet bean, have now become a^ie
essity on the farm. I remember
vhen cotton seed was an unwanted
irticle, now they are considered too
-aluable to be used as a fertilizer,
s they were forty years ago.
The coming of the boll weevil, we
eally believe, has come as a help, .
lot a down-fall, thus proving to be a
dessing in disguise, because our
Southland is composed of soil equal
o successful growing of many
hings so essential to man and beast, ,
vhich year by year is demonstrated.
One of the most touching sights,
me that appealed greatly to me was
. father, a few evenings ago, teach
ng his little 9 year old boy how to '
doW-teaching him to farm-the
arm stands for the world.
The school closes on the 30th with
. community picnic at Flat Rock,
ir. J. L. Mims and Mr. W. W. Fuller
ave accepted invitations to be pres
nt and deliver addresses. So not on
y the children will enjoy the day,.
>ut the parents as well, because
hese gentlemen are held in highest
The teachers have given valuable
ervice, the children have all been
iromoted, doing good school work,
riiich makes it all the more impor
ant for the teachers to continue with
hem, if matters could/be so arrang
Time is fast approaching for the
ome-coming or our college boys
nd girls. We heartily commend tftie
(Continued on page five.