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VOL.84 EDGEFIELD, S. CM WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1920 1_flo. 18 v
Service Flag Furled. Fight on
Illiteracy. Death of Mr. W.
D. Ready. Mr. and Mrs.
There was a beautiful and impres
sive service on Sunday evening at
the Baptist church, the occasion be
ing the furling of the service flag,
which was hung here ai the begin
ning of the World War that these
young men from the church mighf
be always kept before the church in
its prayers. The service was a union
one, the other pastors calling in their
services, and Rev. David Kellar con
ducted the services in the absence
of Rev. W. S. Brooke.
After music by the orchestra and
choir, Mr. Kellar made an address,'
basing his remarks on this verse:
"Render therefore unto Caesar the
things that are Caesar's, and unto
God the things that are God's. His
remarks were full of religion and pa
Aftej) music, "Peace is Here," Miss
Florence Mims of Edgefield, a recent
graduate of Leland Powers Sr J?C* of
expression, gave a reading, "In Flan
ders' Field," which was touchingly
given. Misses Frances Crouch and
Ruth Salter also gave readings that
The roll call of the names of the
young men of the flag was called by
Mr. M. R. Wright, there being nine
The mothers of the boys now took
the flag and folded it as the choir
sang "Lest we forget."
Mr. Fred Parker then softly play
ed "Home, Sweet Home." As the> au
dience listened to these sweet notes,
they were thankful that every boy
Who went from this church returned,
not a single gold star was there. The
flag was given into the custody of
Mrs. J. H. White, she with Mrs. J. A.
Lott and Mrs. A. P. Lewis having
' made it". . /
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs. M.
N. Tillman and Miss Florence 3Viims
of Edgefield attended the services on
Sunday evening at the - Baptist
Mr. Thomas Rowland has been
quite ill at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. J. L. Walker, and Dr. Thomas
Smith of Newberry was called in to
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and
children have gone to Hendersonville,
Dr. Eustace Prescott has been for a
short visit to his sister, Mrs. F. L.
Parker. He will soon go to Haiti to
Miss Ruth Thrailkill of Miami,
Florida is the guest of her parents.
The Illiteracy of our State is a
source of mortification in a matter
of state pride, and the fact that the
National Cotton Growers' Associa
tion is launching a movement where
by this stain may be blotted out is
learned' with real delight.
Mr. P. N. Lott has been appointed
a chairman in this district to solicit
the co-operation of-all in getting the
illiterates interested, and to aid in
teaching them. This is really a pa
triotic work, and if the people who
are more fortunate in the matter of
education will only take hold, this
blot will soon be removed.
On Sunday Mr. Lott made a stir
ring talk on the illiteracy of South
Carolina and appointed a committee
of ?bout twenty young women, who
with him will formulate some plan
to proceed with the work.
Not only the committee, but every
man and woman should lend a hand
and help. If one person will under
take to teach.-just one person and
succeed, before the year is out
South Carolina will be the leading
state. Every great movement record
ed, reverts back to the individual.
It is individual effort that produces
Mr. J. W. Stimen returned on Fri
day from a visit to his sister in
Mrs. M..T. Turner went^to Tryon
N. C., last Thursday to enjoy a
houseparty in the summer home of
her friend, Mrs. Frank Cain.
Miss Mallie Waters is in Augusta,
Ga., visiting her sister, Miss Annie
Mrs. W. S. Brooke was operated
on at St. Luke's Hospital Richmond,
last Tuesday and the operation was
successful. Her general conditio
is very good
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Derrick ar
family will leave soon for the mom
tains for a two weeks' stay.
Miss Louise Boyd has gone 1
Darlington to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cox entertaii
ed the members of the Young Mi
trons' club with their husbands o
Thursday evening and a very happ
time was spent. After an animate
game of rook all were seated to
delicious repast, served in course;
Miss Orabelle Perry has returne
from a visit in the home of he
brother, Mr. Paul Perry, at Peak.
Mrs. Bartow Walsh and Billi
have gone to Sumter to spend
while in the home of Mr. and Mn
Mrs. Mena Calhoun of Florida i
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Be:
I Mrs. Cilfton Mitchell of Bates
burg has been visiting relatives.
Dr. Thomas Smith of Newberr;
has been for a visit to Mr. Thoma
Rowland who has been quite ill. Hi
daughter, Mrs. Smith of Greenwooi
is'spending a while with him durinj
Rev. and Mrs. Eulie Crim an<
children have been guests of Mi
and Mrs. Jim Crim.
Mesdames H. W. Crouch, L. S
Maxwell and Grace Crouch will g<
to Hendersonville on Thursday t<
spend a while.
Mrs. E. R. Mobley and childrei
are at Skyland, N. C., to spend i
Mrs. C. V. Smith of Tennille, Ga.
has been visiting her daughter, Mrs
W. B. Ouzts.
Mr. William D. Ready died at hi:
home here on Friday about onf
o'clock and the news of his deatl
brought sadness to all.
For the past few years he hac
been in failing health, and to sei
this noble man in the prime of life,
stricken, was very sa?L - -
Mr. Ready was a man of great no
bility of character, strong and
steady in all points and was a great
force for good.- He was a kindly, jo
vial man and all who knew him
counted him a warm friend. He was
very generous hearted and contrib
uted in many ways and especially
in the Lord's work.
He was a member of the Metho
dist church, being a sincere Chris
In his home he will be sadly miss
ed for he was a devoted husband and
indulgent father, and to him his
family was all in all.
He leaves a widow who was Miss
Lilla Hill of Edgefield, four children,
Mr. Hill Ready, Misses Emma, Sara
and Helen Ready; two sisters, Mrs.
Bessie Bean and Mrs. James Wat
son and one brother, Mr. Edgar
The funeral services were conduc
ted Saturday morning by his pastor,
Rev. David Kellar, and the body
tenderly laid to rest at Spanns cem
etery near the graves of his parents.
A beautiful tribute was paid his
memory. The many beautiful flow
ers were a silent testimony of the
great esteem in which he was held.
Mrs. Frank Warren is at home
from a visit to relatives in Georgia.
Mrs. Sammon, Rev. and Mrs.
Schoenford and Miss Daisy Laven
der have returned to Macon, Ga., af
ter a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Mrs. Clarence Mobley has return
ed from a visit to her parents at
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Hallie
White have gone to the mountains
to spend a while.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children are
at home from a visit to Mrs. Dorn
Mrs. J. J. Gall and Miss Leda Gall
have* returned from a visit to Char
lotte, N. C.
Suffered Intense Pain. '
"A few years ago when visiting
relatives in Michigan something I
had eaten brought on an attack of
cholera morbus" writes Mrs. Celesta
McVicker, Macon, Mo. "I suffered
intense pain and had to go to bed. I
got a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy and one dose
relieved the pain wonderfully. I only
took two or three doses but they did
Mr. J. E. Hart Writes About
Spraying to Kill Weevil.
Editor The Advertiser:
While in Bainbridge, Ga., yester
day I was told by a prominent busi
ness man of that city that a success-?
ful poison had been gotten up . for
combating the boll weevil, and had
alre?dy proven a success.
This information came through''
such a reliable source that felt like
investigating it more thoroughly so
went to see Mr. Brewton, the man
man who got it up, and after he show;;
ed me just what it had done on his
farm just out of Bainbridge, I was"
thoroughly convinced that this was,
going to prove a great success for
the cotton raisers.
This poison is in liquid form and
is applied 3 or 4 times during the sea-,
son by spraying, and is not injurious
to the plant nor does it hurt man or
stock. The cost per acre for spraying
3 or 4 times is approximately $5.00?
Mr. Brewton showed me photo
graphs taken in his field of acre,
plots where he sprayed, making 1,
400 pounds seed cotton and in plots
joining where he did not spray and
warrant trying to put it on.
He has a quantity of stalks which
he showed me, taken from both the
sprayed and unsprayed plots and the
sprayed cotton was normal, showing
a full crop of well matured bolls, but
the unsprayed stalks had from one
to four faulty bolls, showing plainly^
the results of the weevil.
This is the first year that this spray
has been put on the market, on ac
count of the fact that during the war
some chemicals that go into its man
ufacture were not available in quan
tities and at prices.^that would not
warrant trying to putN ti out.
The Cotton Industrial Co. of Al
bany, Ga., are handling it and s?>.far
they- are getting more orders for this
than they can manufacture, but by
-next year -they-cxpect to-greatly in
crease their plant.
I woudl not write what I have if I
had not believed this was perfectly
. Yours truly,
, I JAS. E. HART.
. Miss Mary Taylor Honoree.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Bet
tis Cantelou entertained at a delight
ful rook party in honor of Miss
Mary Taylor of Cochran, Ga., who
has been a guest of Miss Justine
Mrs. A. H. Corley, Mrs. R. A.
Marsh and Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.,
received the guests at the door.
The hall, living room, dining room
and sun parlor were filled with
guests who soon assembled at tables
for rook, after receiving attractive
On each table were pink and
white mints. The games progressed
with much merriment and fun. At
the conclusion of several games it
was found that Mrs. Jerald LaGrone
had made the highest score. The
prize was a dainty camisole. The
consolation, a box of vari-colored
handkerchiefs, was awarded to Mrs.
B. B. Jones.
Delicious strawberry cream and
caramel cake was served by Misses
Julia Aull and Mary Cantelou.
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou was gowned
in a lovely orchid taffeta. She
proved a charming hostess on this
occasion and her new home, made a
most appropriate background.
Miss Taylor is most pleasantly re
membered as one of Edgefield's
most delightful visitors.
Miss Gladys Padgett Hostess
at Lovely _Party.
Miss Gladys Padgett entertained
Wednesday afternoon of last week
with a brilliant bridge party, eight
tables being arranged in the big re
ception room which was gorgeous
with masses of golden sunflowers.
Bright music added to the pretty
At the conclusion of the games,
Misses Virginia Addison and Anna
Bee cut for head prize, the former
winning the trophy. Miss Lillie
Adams won the club prize.
Peach cream with delicious layer
cake was served, concluding this
most elaborate function.
Students' Entertainment Bes
i This is the"~ verdict of the publi
;in regard to the students' entertain
ment given in .the Edgefield Operi
'House on Thursday evening. , Thi
year the programme was large]]
made by the students themselve
and many of the numbers were spoi
^aneous and not given until the houi
arrived. More college spirit thai
usual was manifested as the col
leges were introduced, some of th?
gifted students astonishing the au
/dience by appearing in a role pre
-viously undreamed of by the public
?For instance, Edwin Folk came oui
Jfahen the South Carolina JJniversitj
^ivas called and gave a vocal solo witt
but piano accompaniment and did
it most cleverly.
"'Winthrop had the largest num
ber, this splendid institution being
represented by five young ladies,
Misses Ida Folk and Janjce Morgan,
this year graduates, and Misses Sara
Lyon, Corrine Clark and Mabel
Keel. These also favored the audi
ence with a college song.
Most of the conges and acad
emies in our state ./ere represented
py one or more, and all took part
in the choruses. A number came
from twelve or more miles in the
country and could not be present to
rehearse for more than the choruses
and processional. About, fjfty stu
dents took part and the amount-tak
en in at the door was $125.00
The first chorus was "I Am Climb
ing Mountains," participated in by
all the students. .
'Mis: Annie Sue Broadwater, a pe
tite, piecty and.charming student of
Coker College, gave the Prologue
to the entertainment, saying that
three years ago, the Woman's Chris
tan Temperance Union of Edgefield
had originated the idea of intro
ducing the college young men and
!*woraen to the people of our county
being the third enteratinment.
After giving the Prologue Miss
Annie Sue called out all the colleges
in review before the audience intro
ducing the students by name.
The first piano solo was given by
Miss Ouida Pattison, "Kamenoi-Os
stow" by Rubenstein. Before begin
ning on the piano she gave the story
of the composition in a clear and
audible voice so that it was heard to
the remotest part of the hall. Her
performance and graceful introduc
tion to it were very much compli
mented and was a splendid advertise
ment of her Alma Mater, Anderson
Following was a debate over
which Miss Janice Morganp resided
which Miss Janice Morgan presided
affirmative was represented by Miss
Florence Minis and Mr. Francis
Simkins. Mr. Simkins is a M. A.
graduate of Columbia University,
New York and is gifted in debate,
giving a very broad and progressive
view of the subject of Woman's
Suffrage, the view of a thinker.
The negative was presented by
Miss Emmie Broadwater- and Mr.
Edwin Folk, both of whom displayed
gifts. Mr. Folk has been distinguish
ed -since his High School days for
his oratorical ability and the college
training has aided him in its more
Miss Broadwater whp took the
negative side, at the close of the de
bate, appeared in front of the cur
tain and said very charmingly "Gen
tlemen, I took the negative side of
the suffrage question but I didn't
mean a word of it,' lara ? suffra
gist." All college women now-a-days
believe in the ballot for women.
Miss Margaet May was the next
piano soloist, giving Liszt's Etude in
E Flat, very much to the pleasure
of the audience.
Miss Laurie Moore, a student of
Chicora, and a resident of Trenton,
played DeBussey's "Minstrels" very
charmingly and manifested decided
gifts on the piano. .
Chorus, "Drifting" ended the first
part of the programme.
Part two opened with the Daisy
Chain by all the students singing ,
"Perfect Day." -L
Miss Lillian Marsh, who has been
a student at the Columbia. College
for several years both in the liter- i
ary and vocal work, gave a selection ;
. "Daddy's Sweetheart," showing dra
natic intuition in her interpretation
?f it as well as a very sweet voice.
The one-act play for three char
icters was given by Miss Florence
Hims and Messrs. Francis Simkins
md Elwyn Moore. Miss Mary Nich
)lson had learned the part, but on
tccount of the illness of her uncle,
Hr. Ready of Johnston, was prevent
id from taking part. The play was
?ailed "A Maker of Dreams," and
vas much enjoyed by the audience.
They all said that no one could h?ve
uade a better Pierrot than Elwyn
doore, nor a more appropriate "Ma
cer of Dreams" than Francis Sim
Miss Ray Swearingen of Trenton
vho has been a student for several
rears in the Southern School of Mu
te in Augusta with Prof. Battle,
ang "Down in the Forest." Miss
Swearingen has a splendid- voice of
>ower and inspiring effect and her
eadi?g voice was of great assistance
n the choruses and very much en
oyed in her solo, v
"Two Portraits," a fantasy, 1750
.920, a short playlet was presented
>y Misses Helen Marsh and Florence
Hims, representing the two cen
uries by their costumes and conver
sion. Miss Marsh is very gifted in
ixpression and expects to continue/
1er study of this subject.
The programme ended with that
?ld and ever lovely song, "Silver
Threads Among the Gold" in chorus.
Previous to the entertainment a
lelightful two course luncheon was
erved the students in the beautiful
awn and pergola of Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillman. Every student in our coun
y was cordially invited to partici
>ate in this occasion.
* MRS. J. L. MIMS.
Death of Mr. W. D. Ready.
Although he resided a short dis
ance beyond the county line, and
vas from a geographical standpoint,
t. citizen o? SaL?da. county, -yet Edp;e
ield has never relinquished her
:laim upon Mr. W. D. Ready and our
>eople regarded him as a citizen of
Ddgefield. No wonder then that pur
)eopl? were deeply saddened by the
mmuncement of Mr. Ready's death
tt his home two miles from Johnston
friday afternoon. ' He was stircken
vith paralysis several weeks ago and
nstead of rallying he grew steadily
vorse until death claimed him. Mr.
?eady was a valuable citizen and his
leath leaves a large place unfilled in
lis county, community and church
ife. He was a devoted husband, an
ndulgent father, a kind neighbor,
jublic spirited citizen an.d a devout
nember of the Methodist church, be
ng regarded as one of the pillars of
;he church at Ward of which he was
i memDer for a number of years and
?rom which the funeral was conduc
ed Saturday morning by the pastor,
[lev. David Kellar.
Mr. Ready is survived by his wife,
,vho before their marriage was Miss
Lilla Hill of Edgefield and four chil
Iren, Mr. Hill Ready and Misses Em
na, Sarah and Helen Ready.
On Camping Tr?p.
The Camp Fire girls under the
maperonage - of their capable and
popular leader, Mrs. B. D. Ward,
eft this morning for a ten days'
lamping trip in the mountains. Their
leadquarters will be Cedar Moun
;ain. Those who make up the party
ire Misses Corrie Cheatham, Ger
;rude Thurmond, Julia and Nellie
Strom, Helen Nicholson, Isabelle
Byrd, Kate Mims, Elizabeth "Lott,
Eleanor Mims, Lillie Holston, Thel
na Jackson, Elise Hudgens and An
ia Mae Scurry. Mr. W. A. Byrd, Mr.
r. H. Nicholson, Mr. B. D. Ward and
Vir Shields Johnson carried the mer
ry party to Greenwood in cars this
norning* and from there .they will
jo to Greneville by trolley and
;hence by truck to the mountains.
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
This remedy is certain to be need
ed in many, many homes befbre the
summer is over. Buy it now and be
prepared. It is recognized as a most
reliable remedy for bowel complaints
ind may be obtained at any drug
We can make immediate delivery
pf two Sedans. 'Phone or wire us if
you want one before they are gone.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Grand Jury Sworn and Charg
ed by Judge DeVore.
As announced last week, no sum- ?
mer term of court will be held this
week. The grand jurors responded
to their summons Monday morning
to organize and enter upon the dis
charge of duty. Up to this time the i .
county had no grand^ury on duty.
After the court was called and the
usual oath administered to the grand
jurors Judge DeVore directed the >
grand jury to read in the statutes
what the duties of each county offi
cer are and see that they are com
plying- with the law. The grand jury
3hould appoint committees and the
chairman of each committee should
learn what his duty is and perform
it. Be sure that everything reported
to the court is correct. If after ex
amining the books, you do not un
derstand., them as correct report if;
to the court. Look into the compe
tency of teachers and the running of*
the public schools. Incompetent
teachers is one of the greatest draw
backs to the educational system.
School teaching is the hardest work:
on earth if properly done. Therefore
teachers should be well paid. Women:
school teachers who are performing;
their work as well as men and doing:
the same work ? should receive the
same compensation as men
If magistrates would require wit
nesses to give good and substantial j
.bonds td"*appear at court, it would
save the county a considerable sum.
of money. . ,
Be oil the alert for vagrants. Do
not allow them to invade the county.
They are dangerous. The purchaser
has almost as much to do with profit
eering as the seller, because it ap
pears that the natural trend of the
people is toward extravagance. If
purchasers would use economy,
prices would decline.
Judge DeVore directed the atten
tion of the . .members of _the grand
jury to"-their oath, especially in re
gard to keeping their deliberations
secret. It is wrong to divulge what
transpires in the grand jury room,
and the grand juror who does it, has
purjured*\himself by taking an oath,
that he would not do* so.
The Marriage of Miss Gladys
Tompkins and Mr. Atkinson. .
The Advertiser gives below an ac
count of a mariage which occur
red in Mobile, Ala., on July 3. The
bride, Miss Gladys Tompkins, is i
daughter of Mr. P. W. Tompkins,
who was a son of the late Col. John
R. Tompkins. Mr. P. W. Tompkins
visited Meeting Street quite often as
a boy and was known as "Weenie"
Tompkins. Col. John R. Tompqins
was a brother of the late Dr. D. C.
Tompkins. The following report of
the , marriage appeared in the Mobile
"The marriage of Miss Frances
Gladys Tompkins, youngest daught
er of Mr. and Mrs. Price W.. Tomp
kins, and Mr. Jay Reid Atkinson* of
Jackson, Miss., was an interesting '
nuptial event of Saturday afternoon
being solemnized at Christ Episco
pal church at 5:30 p. m. in the pres
ence of relatives and a few friends,
the ceremony being a quiet one ow- j
ing to a recent bereavement in the
The bride, who was given away by
her father, entered the church to the
bridal chorus from Lohengrin, play
ed by Mrs. James Wade Cox, orgam
ist of the church, and was met at the
foot of the chancel by the groom an<T ;
his best, man, his cousin, Mr. William
Atkinson, and there the words of the
Episcopal ceremony which made
them man and wife, were spoken by
Rev. Louis Tucker, rector of the
Miss Tompkins, of tfye petite
blonde type made a very lovely bride
in a dress of white lace, with which'
she wore a hat of china blue silk, a'
bridal touch being len t to her toilet,
by her corsage of white flowers
Later she changed her wedding;
dress for a travelling suit of shep
herd plaid with hat, gloves and shoes
of brown, and left with her husband
on the 7:15 train for Jackson, Miss.,
where they will make their home
temporarily. Friends. in the bride's
home city extend their congratula
tions and best wishes for a happy
future, and-9 regret that Mobile wilt
not continue to be her home." ,
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