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V0L g4 ^ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 26,1920_ No-11
Union Meeting Saturday and
Sunday. Apollo Music Club
Met. June Bride Com
The union meeting of the Ridge
.association will be held here Satur
day and Sunday in the Baptist church
and it is 'expected there will be a
large attendance. Owing to the two
days of service there will be no
preaching Sunday evening.
Children's Day was well observed
on Sunday at the Methodist church
aid everyone present greatly enjoyed
the exercises. The church was artis
tically decorated for the day, but no
prettier or brighter flowers were
there than the beautiful, flower-like
happy faces of the little girls and
The program was gotten up by
Miss Ella Jacobs, Mesdames Olin
Eidson, Joe Cox and Herbert Eidson,
and these trained the children, each
rendering the part assigned, wonder
fully well. These days mean much
to the children and no doubt, make
a great impression for good in their
Rev.* E. C. Bailey preached his
farewell sermon on Sunday evening
at the Presbyterian church, having
accepted a call to the church at Lat
ta. Mr. Bailey is greatly beloved by
his flock here and they, as well as
others regret that he will no longer
serve them as pastor.
On Sunday afternoon Mrs. Tom
Milford sustained painful injuries
while out riding. In some way the
car she was in collided with another
one, and all thc occupants of the cai
were thrown out. Mrs. Milford re
ceived a severe cut on the head,
which necessitated several stitches.
The' others were only bruised.
Misses Louise Boyd and Sallie Do
zier entertained the -Senior class on
last Friday evening, with a-delightful
tea, the occasion being in the home
of the former. Later during the even
ing a large party gathered upon cor
dial invitation and a happy time was
had. Block cream and cake were serv
The graduating class of the High
School this year is composed of Miss
es Birdie Fulmer, Nellie Workman,
Pearl "Witt, Sara Ready, Messrs. Wil
lie Johnson, James Murrah and
Frank Wright. This fall each of these
will enter college.
Those from here to attend the
Shriners' meting in Charleston last
week were Messrs. Will Rhoden,
John Wright, Joe Cox, George Har
dy, Mark Toney and J. W. Stirnen.
Delegates from the K. of P. to the
meeting in Greenville will be Messrs.
C. E. Edwards and D. E. Stirnen.
To better equip the department of
vocational training at the High
school, a minstrel is being planned.
Frank Quin of the Neil O'Brian
Minstrels will coach the tro?p.which
is all local.
Mr. J. C. Lewis and Mr. Elliot
Lewis are at home after a week's
stay in Washington attending the
Southern Baptist convention and a
week's stay in Baltimore, New York
and other places of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams of
Seivern are visiting in the home of
the latter's father, Mr. Yonce.
Mrs Sam Browne and children of
Brunswick, Ga., are guests in the
home of the former's brother, Mr.
Mrs. Reuben Fulton of Virginia is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. S. Brooke
having returned with Rev. and Mrs.
W. S. Brooke, who had stopped over
at Danville on their return from the
Southern Baptist Convention.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright are oc
cupying the residence of Mrs. Oc
tavia Rushton. Mrs. Rushton has
gone to New York for a visit and
from there will go to Cuba for a
Mr. Mijford of Abbeville is visit
ing his nephew, Mr. Tom Milford.
Miss Orlena Cartledge entertained
on Wednesday afternoon in compli
ment to Miss Sallie Heyward, a June
bride. The rooms were fragrant with
quantities of roses and the tables for
rook each held a bowl of roses.
After a spirited game, an elab
orate salad course was served from
lovely china and cut glass. The hon
oree was presented with a beautiful
piece of crepe-de-chine lingerie.
At an early date Mr. Walter Saw
yer will have erected a modern two
story residence. His present home
was purchased by Mr. Albert Lott,
and as their lands join, the house, as
it stands is being rolled over to Mr.
Lott's side which is considerable dis
tance. Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer did not
remove any of their household fur
nishings, in fact, still reside in the
house as it is slowly being moved.
Mr. Sawyer will occupy his former
home until the completion of the new
one, and then Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Lott will occupy it.
Mesdames G. D. and Mims Walker
were hostesses for the Apollo Music
club on Tuesday last. During busi
ness the chief point was choosing a
topic of study for the coming season.
Each member gave a subject and af
ter voting on these it was found that
"Sources of Musical Inspiration"
was the choice. There are many
sources that inspire the masters to
beautiful results, such as water, the
wind, birds, night, love, the seasons
and one has only to give a thought
to name some great piano or voice
composition thus inspired.
Plans were made to make some
money to reimburse the treasury.
The program was very attractive
being arranged by Mrs. T, R. Hoyt
and consisted of papers, duets an
piano and voice solos.
There were several guests present
and all enjoyed a social while and the
'dainty salad course with iced tea
that was served.
Miss Quattlebaum of Leesville
the guest of Mrs. Gall.
The seventh and the eight grades
of the High school enjoyed a picnic
at Salters' pond on Friday and
general good time was had.
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and little
son and Miss Sara Carwile have ar
rived from Hartsville for a visit in
the home .of Dr. S. G. Mobley.
The friends of Miss Lena Stevens
of Meeting Street will regret to
?Jcnqw. pf her illness at the^hospital in
She has not been well since an at
tack of influenza and on last Thurs
day, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs
Smyly Stevens and Mr. Ben Stevens
she went to the hospital. Her mother
Mrs4 Ida Stevens, was in bed sick
and could not accompany her.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts is in Tennille
Ga., for a visit, having returned with
Mrs. Willie Bob Smith, who was her
Lumber has been laid for the bun
galow of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tur
ner and work will be started on this
Mr. and Mrs. Butler will move
next month to Greenville to reside.
Dr. R. G. Lee's speaking engage
ments are so numerous that they al
most pile one upon another. Friday
he attended the celebation at Connie
Maxwell orphanage at Greenwood,
and spoke there. Saturday he went
to Edisto Academy to the commence
ment, where he participated in the
exercises, and Sunday morning early
he and his faithful Ford left "for
Blackville where he preached the
commencement sermon and returned
in time to be p?sent at the night ser
vice in his own church. He has other
speaking engagements yet to fill.
Lovely Party For a Lovely
"Tuesday, May 25, 1920
Come and spend a while with me
4:30 to 7 p. m.
The above invitations occasioned
much happiness in Buncombe where
a large number of the friends of the
little hostess gathered to celebrate a
Bright music and merry games
were enjoyed until late in the after
noon, when strawberry and vanilla
block cream and several kinds of
cake was served.
Each child was given a cunning
souvenir, a pink box, the lid being a
fluffy pink . carnation, filled with
Numerous gifts were given the
little hostess with every good wish
for many more such joydus birth
Ice Cream freezers-a good, first
class line. See us before you buy.
QUARLES & TIMMERMAN,
Mrs. B. L. Mims Hostess, for
May U. D. C.
The U. D. C. had a delightful May
meeting with Mrs. . B. L. Mims as
hostess in her beautiful home "The
Pines," on Thursday afternoon, May.
The president, Miss Gladys Rives*'
presided, calling the meeting to order
with the members rising to repeat
the Lord's prayer.
The minutes were read and ap
proved. A resume of the Aiken con
vention was given by the delegates
who had attended.
It was voted to assess the members
ten cents each for a fund for the
Confederate Museum at Richmond,
After all business, Mrs. Woodson
presided for the historical session.
As Mrs. Eloise Welch Wright's
splendid history of the South Caro
lina Division, covering the first twen
ty-one yeai-s of its life, never had
been read to the chapter, it was read'
by Mrs. P. M. Feltham.
Mrs. B. L. Mims read a most in
teresting paper on Andrew Jackson,
exhibiting photographs of his histori-;
cal old home "The Hermitage."
Mrs. Mamie Tillman, who was in
the gallery of the House during the
recent deplorable scene when the
northern congressman, Madden inter
rupted the southern congressman,
Upshaw's speech to call Lee and
Jackson traitors, gave a graphic aCT
count to her attentive audience. She
stressed the self-control of the- Geor
gia representative, who, when order
could be gotten, pointed to the Stars
and Stripes and quietly, but impress
ively urged that all sectional hatred
be buried now that southerners have
borne so valiantly a part in the na
tion's recnt crisis.
The incident did but redound to
the dignity^of our beloved South.
The hostess and Mrs. Tillman fur-j
nished several charming instrument
Miss Helen" "N?cTi?Tson, assisted by1
little 'Misses Katherine Mims and
Margaret Mooney, served iced tea
and baskets of nut bread and lettuce
The members were very happy to
welcome Mrs. J. G. Edwards into the
chapter membership at this meeting
and special mention was made of her
father, the late Mr. W. D. Allen,
whose activity in all Confederate
memorials was always enthusiastical
The June meeting will be held
with Mrs. Jeff Wright ct her country
home on the Johnston Road.
It would be a lovely addition to
our summer activities to have the
third College Entertainment. Every
body wants t o see the youth and
beauty of our county and hear them
give an account of themselves. Many
invitations have come to this office
to the commencement exercises of
various graduates, and we should
like to hear them all. There is no
one who takes quite such an enter
est in Edgefield talent as the home
Last year the people manifested
their appreciation by coming out in
great crowds through pouring rain.
This year let us hope it will all be
House-Warming at the Attrac
tive Alford Bungalow.
Mrs. J. G. Alford entertained with
a brilliant afternoon bridge party on
Thursday afternoon, May 20th, the
occasion being in the nature of a
house warming, as the hostess has
just moved into her modern, charm
Ten tables were arranged in the
big living room and dining room, the
pretty French doors standing open
between the "two attractive rooms,
which were adorned with masses of
beautiful pink roses.
Mrs. Willie Adams won the club
prize, a box of delicious sea foam
candy. Miss Charlotte Strother cap
tured the guest prize, a deck of
The lighting effects in this new
home are most artistic and the soft
glow from the floor lamp, electroliers
and chandeliers added charm to the
Several kinds of delicious sand
wiches and refreshing ice tea was
served, concluding the brilliant par
? Trip Through New Engla:
, Having spent ten days in Bos
and the environment, an early ti
was taken at North Station for a
it- into Northern New England
the Boston and Maine Railroad wi
has a . net work of branches all o
ijhis section, carrying in the sumi
months thousands of visitors to ?
ijrom the White Mountains, so]
femes called the "Switzerland
There were several routes" wh
could have been selected, but the <
r?hosen went in a northerly direct
from Boston, through Lowell, Mas
chusetts and up the Merrimac rix
for many miles, which river is s
to;run more machinery than any
the world. I had studied all th
things in geography, but never fi
any desciptions sufficient in the m
; On each side the railroad a
along the river were many manuf
fcfinng plants, but they were
something else besides the famil:
cotton factory. I was interested
the logs floating down the river a
the beautiful white birches growi
on 'either side.
After crossing the boundary frc
Massachusetts into New Hampshii
since the early settlements a dispi
ed line, which I afterwards learn
had .been surveyed and made sat:
factory by my cousin in Littletc
N. H., we passed through the mc
populous cities in the state at Nas
ua?; -Manchester and the capit
eily of . Concord. Almost from tl
time we .entered New Hampshire, t]
scMery began to change, and soi
t?foothills of the White Mountaii
bopan to be seen and then higher ai
higher they loomed, and the lakes c
either side'were glistening in the si
light. .As?J sat in the car, I look?
from one^'wmdow to the other, fea
One of the most startling seem
was Mt. Washington, covered wil
snow. This, is the highest peak i
New Englana, but not quite so hig
as Mt. Mitchell near Asheville whic
has the greatest altitude east of th
/The most astonishing thing of a
tourne was that I was actually ther
to see it, and I had to soothe my cor
science many times that I had allow
ed myself to indulge in such a depai
ture from my accustomed routine. I
there had been anyone else to hav
taken my place I should certain!
have surrendered the joy to then
for I can enjoy good things by prox;
and have done so many times.
About four o'clock in the after
noon, we began to see some of tlv
places which had been familia
scenes to my grandmother who cami
from Littleton, N. H., to South Car
olina about 1840, and where mi
father as a little boy, had visit?e
his relatives. This part of our visii
became interesting in quite a differ
ent way for besides all the charms' oi
nature which this country affords
I was to meet and know for the firsl
time some of those who were of mj
own blood. In many places on the
sides of the hills and in the valley?
were great banks of ice and snow as
well as on the mountain peaks, and
the further we travelled, the more of
it we saw. As the train stopped at the
station at Littleton. I looked out to
see of I could recognize anyone
wnom I thought might be there to
welcome me. Sure enough, there was
a shining face and arms ready to
receive us. I had always had a wist
ful but not hopeful longing that
someday I might tread upon the soil
and look upon the places that my
grandmother had seen, without
whose adventurous coming to South
Carolina "I would never have been."
In a short time in company with
my cousin, Mrs. Isabella Weller, I
reached the home of more relatives,
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Gile. The father
of Mrs. Weller, Dr. Abbey, as a
young man taught at Bethany for a
year in Edgefield county, and refer
red to it in his journal to Edgefield
and his visit to my grandmother, Mrs
Hiram Adams. He was afterwards
Dr. Abbey, a physician in Philadel
Here everybody loves the moun
tains and the snow, and fear the heat
as we do the cold. As soon as the
welcomes had been said they would
have us to go at once and see Mt.
Lafayette, as the sun was setting,
speaking of it in a most affectionate
manner as if it were a real person
whom we must see. I had seen moun
tains, but never when they were
snow covered in May and yet the
weather was not at all uncomfortable
wearing a coat.
It was in this beautiful mountain
villiage that the author of Polly
anna, Just David >and Mary Marie
grew up and wrote in her school days
promising stories. Eleanor H. Por
ter has stired the hearts of people
all over our country by her wonder
ful word pictures, and is spoken of
now in Littleton as Nellie or Nellie
Hodgman, and she is not without
honor in her own country for the
people of Littleton buy her books
and read them with interest.
The delightful home in which we
visited seemed to me to be typically
New England, for my cousins had
lived always in this section and had
been educated in the state of New
Hampshire. I had been told that New
England hospitality was not exceed
ed by the hospitality of the South
and here I found it so. E\ery mo
ment was filled with some attention
which made the time pass all too
One morning the ca came to the
door to transport us to that wonder
ful natural phenomenon, "The Old
Man of the Mountains," a profile on
the top of one of,the highest peaks,
called "The Profile" or "Cannon"
Mountain, as on its top is a rock
shaped exactly like a cannon which
can be seen at a great distance. Haw
thorne has idealized this in his story
for enfloren, "The Great Stone
Face." The drive was about twelve
miles each v/ay, going and returning
by a dlifJ'erent route. Over all this
road, though in some places we
ploughed through- what I thought
was deep snow, and up to the high
mountain sides, there_was but one
-plae?^whore^-we saw any suggestion
of difficulty and that we passed with
ease. The roads were wonderfully
good and well kept. On our way up
we passed a beautiful natural ex
panse of water called "Echo Lake,"
which wa? really named from the
fact that, a call would be re-echoed
distinctly. My cousin, Mr. Gile, made
a shrill call and in the distance it
sounded as if some Indian warrior
were answering a summons.
The people of the North certainly
make use of what we call their obsta
cles. The ice factory in the North is
not at all necessary for they cut ice
from the lakes and rivers in winter,
pack in cellars in saw dust and keep
it for the whole length of the sum
mer. The ice then becomes an asset
instead of an obstacle. I saw some of
the large tourist hotels and presume
that the keepers or caretakers as they
are called, clo this service of icepack
ing from the nearby lakes during the
winter when there are no guests.
In the little town of Bethlehem, N.
H., through which we passed and
where my great grandfather once
lived, there were said to be thirty ho
tels for tourists.
Another fact which in the South
would be called an obstacle is the
snow. I was surprised to hear a gen
tleman say that lumber men and
wood gatherers refused to work ex
cept when the snow was deep upon
the ground and frozen over, as they
could cut and transport it without
going through bramble. Sliding it on
the top of all this frozen under
growth and fences made it a com
paratively easy task. We cannot con
ceive of such a thing, where we rare
ly have snow deep enough to cover
the ground. Last winter in Littleton
there was ten feet of snow.
The drive over this mountain coun
try was very exhilarating, viewing,
as they pointed out to us the Presi
dential Range of the White Moun
tains^ Washington, Madison and
Jefferson, all snow covered.
The New Englanders in the White
Mountains do not have to build mon
uments. They have already been pre
pared by nature, and the people hon
or those whom they desire by giving
these monuments their name. There
has been no man gr??t enough to
give a name to the "Great Stone
Face" on the Profile Mountain, but
nameless it stands as an ideal to be
reached by some hero in a future
(Continued on page five.)
Red Oak Grove News.
(Written for last week.)
The weather remains so cool, the
wind sounds like real winter and I
am sure it must make people feel
like winter has returned, because
many are seen donned in heavy win
While farmers are having many
discouraging features, yet we know
it is all Providential, therefore, we
are constrained to have good faith,
for^all will be well. i '
v& are anxious to hear the Con-,
vention's plans launched last week
at Washington. And should the Bap
tists not be proud to call it the Vic- \
Edgefield county had a goodly
number who attended and we feel
sure our association will be benefit
ted for their having gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Bussey from
Greenwood visited their aunt, Mrs
Mamie Bussey last week.
Mrs .Emma Mason of Cleora has
returned to her home after spending
several days in our midst, making
friends while here.
We were pleased to have her pres
ence at our circle last week which
was one of our very best meetings, .
and largely attended.
Mrs. Oscar Timmerman has invit
ed the circle to meet with her which
will be on Wednesday afternoon the
It is a band of interesting, sweet
spirited girls, who carry sunshine -
wherever they go.
We were pleased to have Miss
Pearl Bailey from Red Hill and Miss
Mary Griffis from Cleora at our last
meeting. Both spoke- with determi
nition to overcome the conditions
brought about by bad roads and long
The friends of Mr. Tommie and
Hubert Bussey! greeted them very"
cordially jt,ipprayer meeting last Sat
spectively. \' /T . : \!
Mr. ?nd Mrs. W. F. McMurrain of
Edgefield spent last Sunday at Mr.
ard Mrs. Travis Dom's.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dorn from
Augusta have been visiting relatives
here. Mrs. Dorn is pleasantly remem- j
be red as Miss Scott, who taught at
Flat Rock two or three terms several
years ago, and she has many warm,
friends at Flat Rock.
We are glad to learn Mr. A. V.
Bussey, the faithful depot agent at
Modoc, has returned from Florida'
very much improved in health, where
he went to recuperate.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. 0. Timmemanr
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey spent
la;-t Saturday in Edgefield.
Mrs. Jack Bradley with her inter
esting little boy, Jack, Jr., returned
to their home last Sunday at McCor
mick, being guests of Mrs. George
Bussey last week.
Mrs. Riddlehoover and daughter,
Miss Parks and McDonald from
Parksville attended Sunday school at
Flat Rock last Sunday.
The presence of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Bailey was very much missed
at Sunday school. Mrs. Bailey being
one of the teachers.
The health of Mr. John Robertson
is somewhat improved. He and Mrs.
Robertson have been th? guests of
their daughter, Mrs. D. C. Bussey for
Mr. Frank Kenrick came over
from Atlanta last week to see his
homefolks and was accompanied by
his cousin Mr. C. S. Lamb. They re
ceived a very cordial welcome from
Messrs. Perry Hamilton and
George Gilchrist spent last, week-end
in Cleora as guests of Mr. A. Gil
christ, the latter's grandfather.
The Young Woman's auxiliary at
Red Oak Grove has begun a good
record by having, now this the sec
ond year, a representation at the .
Southern Baptist convention. This
year Miss Mamie Bussey will bring;
to us gleanings of the meeting.
We" rejoice, both old and young,
that Miss Bertha Parkman has re
covered in health. ,Miss Bertha lias
many warm friends whereever she
Mr. Clifford Dow and his sister,
Miss Sadie Dow visited in Parksville
Mrs. Press Parkman and her at
tractive daughter spent Monday in