Newspaper Page Text
The Glorious Fourth C
It is estimated that more
5,000 out-of-town visitors w?l
the events during this day anc
crowds that witnessed the \
?sports on the waterfront fully t
the accommodation at the pier
Every event was of the highes
der. The parade was stagen wit
a hitch. The flags fluttered; the
played and about twenty five ?
mobiles were beautifully^ decor;
The Blue and the Gray min
again with each other which she
to every one '"what was and i
Miss Overly represented the (
?dess of Liberty and wore a lib
crown that was especially made
the occasion. This float won
plauso all along the line of m:
and many thought it should 1
won first prize.
The float of the American Lej
and the war mothers brought f<
The St. Petersburg military b
was in line with more than th
pieces. Following the parade
band gave a concert at the spa
later in the evening, performed
the Yacht Club. After the Natit
.Anthem was played, I A. Shan
read the Declaration of Indep
dence which was followed by wf
Six mermaids who have recei
their training in the spa pool rec?
ed much applause at their appe
ance in a thirty yard handicap r
Fourth event, "Follow the lead
by the young women, led by IV]
IBertha .Pheil. This event inclu<
.all the different dives from
: spring board which was about fift<
feet above the water. Miss Pl
*won the race easily. All seven of I
grown girls stood on the platform
line where the water was fifteen fi
deep. When the word was given es
one made the plunge and as tl
fcame to the top they made the wa
?foam until they made the 60 yar
> The underwater swimming, d
tance 35 yards, was won by M
Mary Bullard. The ninth exhibiti
. of difficult water stunts was by In
Feltham, Mary Buhner, Bertha Ph
and Pauline Buhner. The stunts ?
gaged in were log rolling, porpoi
and leap frog. These young gi
could beat any person swimming a
i fdrv'mg. They could swim and div?
:any position. One of them stood si
in water, fifteen feet deep wh
?another cami sWiiftffiing like ? fis
made a bound over the head of ?
one treading water and went rig
on. These young ladies could make
/bull frog blush in water. I was to
it'bat one of them swam seven mil
i on jone stretch.
The next my brother and his wi?
and . daughter, Mrs. Proctor, gave n
?a. forty-mile trip down the Manatt
River on the largest steamboat tin
l>lows ;the water on Tampa Ba;
"'The Favorate." The river is abov
ra mile wide; and the sceneries alon
this river are simply grand to bf
"hold. We landed at Bradentowr
hired a car and drove over the town
then crossed the river on a bridg
^one and a half miles long to Palmet
'to. This is a beautiful town wit!
3,000 souls. Brattentown has abou
' 3;500. All kinds of tropical frui
: trees grow here with flowers anc
gass'.:lawns. The streets, river an(
: trees", in these two towns, one on th(
>-east-arid the other on the west sid?
. of the river reminds me of whal
. John saw in the Holy City.
I will leave the Sunshine City ir
a few days. Will stop a while ir
. Jacksonville and St. Augustine, and
will start back north about August
This has been the best trip of my
' life. I came here sick and rum down
. in health. Have been in the Land of
^' the Roses three months and'haven't
. taken a dose of medicine since I
landed. Am sound in body and mind
? and never felt better in my life.
"Pure, fresh salt air, boat riding;
bathing in the Gulf of Mexico, drink
ing pure, artesian water and eating
-speckl?d .trout has been my medicine
since I . have been here. This is the
finest climate in the world I think.
'Some of the most wonderful cures
-have been made, I believe, from this
climate, breathing the pure salt air,
bathing in the healing waters, drink
ing artesian water and the white sul
phur water. There- are some eight
or ten flowing sulphur wells both in
this city and at Pass-a-Grelle. Every
one you see is the picture of health.
If there are any sick or wounded up
there tell them to come to St. Peters
burg. "Now is the time and this is
the place." This is God's country as
sure as you live. I haven't been sick
a day since I've been here. Now and
then I strike up with a "rough neck"
fcut they have no weight.
I'm invited out tomorrow to take
tea with a Yankee captain and -, his
daughter. They are my best friends. J
He has a heart of gold and she is a
diamond of the first water.
I am sending you a tarpon fish
scale, the fish weighed 100 pounds.
I saw three of them landed on the
boat. They weighed 60, 83, and 100
pounds. The natives don't eat them
as they are too coarse and strong.
They catch them just for sport, they
put up a scrappy fight. The ladies
here make some real pretty things
with the scales.
I don't find it near as hot down
here as it is in South Carolina in
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Rev. W. R. Barnes at Baptist
On Sunday evening Rev. W. R.
Barnes of the Red Hill and Antioch
churches filled the pulpit of the Bap
tist church. The evening was exteme
ly inclement, only about seventy-five
reaching the church before the
storm. Many were ready to leave
their homes just at the time the rain
began to pour and were prevented
from having the pleasure of seeing
and hearing Mr. Barnes and proving
to him the real hospitality of Edge
field. ?. Those fortunate enough
to attend the service spoke very
highly of Mr. Barnes' . sermon and
expressed themselves greatly bene
One of the unfortunate events of
the evening was the fact that in the
midst bf his sermon all the lights
flickered and went out for some little
length of time, but he continued to
preach and was not at all dismayed.
Mrs. Lovick Smith very thoughtfully
seat over some candles, but the
lights Anally came on again and all
We hope Mr. Barnes may be in
duced to preach for us again under
more favorable weather conditions.
La rge Attendance at Colliers.
Friday last the grove around
Peace Haven Sunday school build
ing was well filled with people from
the Colliers community and adjoin
ing communities, the candidates be
ing present, of course, in full num
bers. The people gathered to share
the pleasures of a community picnic
that was given by the good people
of Colliers. For several years these
gatherings have been given and old
jtime Edgefield hospitality dispensed
lin the most gracious manner. The j
people gathered early and lingered
until the shadows lengthened, for
getting how rii?hy hours h?d' b??h lc
pleasantly spent under the spread
ing" branches of the beautiful 6ftks
that shall Kve on and on as monti
ments to' fhe lamented Dr. McK??. _
About the noon hour the table
was spread, the" best of everything
that the well-filled pantries of the
community afforded having been
faultlessly prepared for this day of
outing and good fellowship. In ad
dition to the usual picnic baskets',
which abounded more than usual on
this occasion, well-cooked and prop
erly seasoned barbecue hash and
meats were served. After all who
were present were surfeited on the
good things enough was left to feed
an additional regiment. Everything
was served free and in limitless
quantities, including barrels of iced
lemonade. Mr. A. A. Edmunds was
cbiei cook in preparing the barbecue
and he was at his best.
Immediately after dinner a spirit
ed game of base ball between the
Ropers and Colliers teams' was en
joyed. Notwithstanding the fact that
neither team had practiced any, they
played good ball.
Friday will be pleasantly remem
bered by all who attended the Col
liers picnic and enjoyed the whole
souled hospitality of the people of
Harmony Farmers Make
Last Saturday the farmers of the
Harmony section met at the school
house to consider the fight against
the boll weevil. County Agent Car
wile met with them and gave infor
mation that will be valuable to the
individuals in their fights on their
respective farms. These good far
mers pledged themselves to pick up
and burn once a week, at least, all
squares that fall from the stalks, for
several weeks yet and until cotton
picking time if it seems necessary.
This is a move in the proper direc
tion and one worthy to be copied by
the farmers in the other communi
WANTED: Men or women to take
orders among friends aad neighbors
for the genuine guaranteed hosiery,
full line for men, women and chil
dren. Eliminates darning. Saves
money. Everybody buys. A? bonanza
for agents. Experience umnecessary.
International Stocking Mills,
Fine Short Course Arranged
by Demonstration Agents.
Wasn't it a splendid thing to have
fifty one of our own Edgefield girls]
and boys to come in from the sur
rounding country and spend several
(days with us in acquiring knowledge
,of practical things relating to the
home and farm, and meet some of
the most cultured and intelligent wo j
men and men of our state?
These are some of the experts in
these lines whom they met. Miss
Bessie Harper, District Agent for
Aiken county, Miss Janie Roberts,
agent for Greenwood and a very j
charming and gracious young wo
man, the daughter of Mr. Charles
Roberts of Ninety Six, once a loved J
and honored resident of.Edgefield,
now passed away. Misses Margaret
Jones of Saluda county, -Annie
Caughman of Lexington and Sarah
Lipscomb of Ninety Six. The gentle
men were Mr. Kizer, County Agent]
of Aiken, Mr. Eleazer of Saluda,
and Mr. Garrison of McCormick, al-|
so the efficient Agent for Edgefield,
Mr. A. B. Carwile.
The subjects taken up were Food
Conservation, cooking, bread mak
ing, use of peanuts, use of milk, the
preservation of eggs, setting a table,
serving a meal, good table manners, j
poultry, and school lunch.
I Substitute crops for boll weevil:
General farm crops, improving live
stock, common diseases and pests,
ways of making money for club
Welcomes were tendered by Mr.
J. H. Cantelou, W. W. Fuller, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman and Mrs. J. L.
During the morning hours very|
beneficial talks were made by Rev.
G. W. M. Taylor and Rev. R. G. Lee.
A lecture on the care of the teeth
was delivered one morning by Dr.
J. S. Byrd which was very helpful.
Recreation consisted of a story
telling hour conducted by Miss Flor-|
ence Mims, songs by Mrs. A. B. Car
wile, club singing, club yells, a cam
pus party and "Pollyanna" given on
Thursday evening in the Opera
House in the movies.
The following young people from
the various sections were in atten
From Brunson school, Ruby and
Cimmie Brunson, Ruby and Mary
Clark, Elizabeth, Virginia^ Robert |
and Eugene Reardon; Johnston, Lil?
? Han Rsd Louise Bruce, Kathleen and
Katherine Clark, Ivy Claxton, Ld
rine and Ola Mae Scott, Pearle Clax
ton, Kate and Nellie Temples and,
J?e Herlohg; Ldhg Branch, S??lih?
and Ruth Scott) Gleora, Ruby and"
Effie Morgan,- May' Brt?rts?n; Ward,
Irlinft Simons; P'?c?sttnt L?n?, Sophie i
Lou and Virginia Williams hM
Gladys Hamilton; Trenton, Susan]
Mathis, Roy Webb, Mattie and Cris]
Thomas; Limestone, L. H. Hamilton,
Jr., and Julia Mae Burton; Edge
field; Margaret Strom, Mary and
Martha Thurmond, Mary and Will
iam Lynch and Allen Thurmond;,
Long Cane, Ollie and Richard Bled
soe, Carl and Butler Bryant, George ,
Bell and Chesley Wyatt; Lott, Has-]
ton and Allison Carpenter; Antioch,
W. C. Hammond and Albert Walker..
Don't Fool With Boll Weevil
In the "Advertiser" of last week 11
noticed an interesting letter from
one of our best citizens in regard to
a boll weevil poison that is being
made in Georgia. Now, I know that
letter was written for the best of
the cotton int?rests of our county
and was not, by any means meant to
advertise the product. I am not writ
ing this article to condemn the letter
of last week or to "knock" the* ma
terial in question, but to warn the ?
farmers not to use anything that has
not been approved of by the Delta
Laboratory of Tallulah, La., and to
again remind our farmers that thus |
far boll weevil "medicines" and
catching devices have not proven to
be satisfactory. I am taking up an
investigation of the material now|
brought before us and if there seems
.to be any good to it I shall let the
famers of our county know about
it. Thus far we know nothing that
will aid to poison the weevil except
? the calcium asenate treatment al
ready published several times. There
have been many, many things put on
the market claiming to control the
weevil, but which, in every case yet
have proven to be robbers of the
farmers' pocket books.
A. B. CARWILE,
County Agri. Agent.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
One lot of Voiles, ]
and Percales, 40c.
One lot of Apron G
a splendid quality
One lot of full bleac
Emb. Cloth, at
One lot of splendid i
Entire Stock of Men's,
Red Hill Sunday School Picnic
Superintendent R. M. Johnson of
the Red Hill Sunday School and his
corps of teachers, generously assist
ed by the people of the community,
planned to hold a Sunday school pic
nic at Red Hill last Saturday and
notwithstanding the unfavorable
weather, making it difficult to jour
ney by automobiles, a large number j
of people gathered, knowing"in ad
vance that a picnic at Red Hill
means a day of real social pleasure.
About 12 o'clock the people were in
vited in the church for the exercises
that were to held. Mr. Johnson wel
comed the people as superintendent
and Rev. W. R. Barnes, after read
ing a chapter in the Bible, wel
comed them as pastor. The exercises
were interspersed with appropriate
gongs of praise, The last feature just ?
before the noon recess was an' ad
dress by Mr. J. L. Mims. It was an
nounced that oth&r addresses would!
he delivered in the afternoon, among |
i^hem Oh? being by Mr. A. S. Tomp
kins, but the threatening clouds that
followed the dinner caused people to
disperse early, leaving for their
lIo:.*.Sj In cara before getting stjick
along tile way. " *S " *~ j
The long toole1 on the churchyard
under Jthe oaks, ???i?r? hundreds and
thousands of Edgefl??d folk .have
feasted so many times was ?he cen
ter of attraction after the pe*i?#$
went from the churcfr, A princely
dinner was served to everybody jn
the best style. Everybody was made
to feel at home and bidden to par
take freely of all of the nice things,
Hon. C. P. Wi
president of the Be
the' Estey Piano O
"It is a
in every ]
makes of ]
A full stock of L
GOODS AND S
iday, July !
Through Saturday July 31
n only a few of the many ite
Poplins, Chambray, Ginghams
and 50c. values, at ... .
hed, heavy weight, yard wide
at . ..,
Ladies' and Children's Oxfo
?S & Timmi
.which included barbecue hash as
well as ham and chicken and roast
and all the delightful sweets that
one can think of. Mr. Edmunds
whose fame has gone abroad pre
pared the barbecue ha3h.
Many were disappointed in not be
ing able to hear the speeches set for
the afternoon. But the threatening
clouds that came up immediately af
ter dinner caused many people to
leave for their homes. Saturday was
a great day for the hundreds that
came together at Red Hill.
Watch Your !
The soldier days may
pay you to watch TOUT g
yance as the world ajjygp.G
Changes are rapid the
under the waters of the ae
through the cloud? iq at! ?
eign lands by wireless tele
step by keeping your fund
ing all the modern bankii
offer? Or are you still ca
on your person or hiding
Step. The world progress
The Bank of
AH checks drawn on The Bank of 1
change through the Federal Resen
"han Pleased After S
Years of Experience
il bridge, former mayor of St.
:I1 Telephone Company, write;
pleasure to me to say that the
ren, and is still giving entire sa
particular. Before purchasing,
?lf carefully examined all the
pianos, but finally decided upc
have never regretted our chi
to-day exchange our piano f<
ipright and Players always on h
SN A. H0LLAI
The Greenwood Piano Man
Bank of Greenwood
?ms on sale
. . . .
rds at 20 ?|0 Discount,
LOST: Blue Jersey coat on road
between Edgefield and Greenwood.
Will reward finder if they mail coat
to Mrs. R. D. Hunnicutt, Maryvill,
Tenn., or to the Index-Journal Co.,
Greenwood, S. C.
FOR SALE: One 12-horse Olds
gasoline engine in fine running con
dition, at reasonable price. Apply to
P. B. DAY. JR.,
Trenton, S, C,
be over bat it will still
tep, to keep in line, to ad
se days when man travels
a in U-boats and sails of
Hr ship, talks even to for?
phone. Are you keeping
ls at oar v?nk ?n4 m*?b
ag facilities we have to
rryine your money around
it in your home? Keep
Trenton, S. C.
Trenton can be cleared free of ex
- e Bank.
Louis, and now
s the following to
>n an Es
:>r one of