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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1920
Annual Meeting Woman's Mis
sionary Union. Marriage '
of Miss Lewis and Mr.
The annual meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Unfon of Ridge
association met last Wednesday
with the good people of Philippi
church and owing to conditions,
there was only one day's s?ssidn, but
this day was a very full day's work,
productive of much accomplished in
the future, was the result.
There was a good representation
of the 18 churches in the associa
tion and the reports of delegates
present showed the best in the his
tory of the societies, in gifts. The
president, Miss Sallie May Burdon,
of Batesburg, gave a wonderful re
port. The great campaign had been
. a' means of showing to the people
just what they could give and do for
Dr. Sam^Pruiett was a guest of
honor and during the afternoon
made a talk that was very appealing.
Soon he will go to China as a medi
cal missionary and will be the only
physician within a very large range.
The unon decided to adopt the
Ridgedale school and lend a helping
"hand in better equipping it with ne
cessities for the students. It was sug
gested that the various societies fur
nish the dining room. \
. This school is between Ward and
Saluda and is situated 'in a section
where a religious school is greatly
needed. Within the past two years
there has been established a creed
that the Baptists of the association
want to blot out. This school is lo
cated at the old Watson place, the
large residence and* store being used
s?^as school and dormitory.
The union will hold its next an
nual meeting at Richland Springs.
The ladies of the Philippi society
and al] of thc members were very
hospitable and entertained the union
in a royal manner.
Rev. W. S. Brooke is conducting
a protracted meeting at the Baptist
church of Wards.
Rev. David Kellar went to McCor
mick last week in interest of denomi
national work in the State.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Black enter
tained with a very pleasant tea on
Saturday evening, in compliment to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson of
Miss Helen Lewis and Mr. Price
Timmerman were married last Thurs
day at Aiken, and the news was re
ceived here with pleasant surprise,
and much cordial interest.
The happy young couple returned
to Johnston on Saturday and in a
few days will go for a honey moon
to northern points of interest.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
J. L. Lewis and is one of the town's
most beloved young women. She has
many beautiful traits of character,
f. and her pleasant manner and cor
diality has always won for her, hosts
The groom is a prosperous planter
of Eureka, and upon their return,
they will reside at the pretty new
home the groom has recently built.
.Mrs. Mettie Jacobs and Miss Ella
Jacobs have gone to Michigan to vis
it the former's brother whom she has
' not seen since she was a child.
Mrs. John Waters of Saluda visit
ed relatives here last week.
Misses Julia and Kate McFarlane
of Darlington have been guests of
Miss Louise Boyd.
Miss Nelle Bailey of Columbia is^
visiting Miss Sallie Dozier.
Mr. Heber Ballentine is at home
from Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. George Reynolds has return
ed from Modoc, where she visited
Mesdames G. G. Waters and W.
Wallace Turner entertained on Sat
urday afternoon with a very pleas
ant party for Mrs. Charlie Brunson,
of Augusta, and Mrs. Horace Wright
of Georgetown. Several tables of
rook were arranged and an animated
game was enjoyed, later a tempting
salad course being served.
Prof. John Waters of Vidalia, Ga.,
is visiting his brother, Mr. G. G.
Mrs. M. E. Norris spent last week
in Columbia with her daughter, Miss
Messrs Howard and Oscar Black
have gone to Abbeville to spend a
while in the home of their uncle, Mr.
Mrs. C. P. Corn has gone to Wal
halla to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Strother.
Miss Lottie Bean has returned
from Winthrop College where she
has been taking a special course.
Misses Isabelle and Bessie Bean will
return this week from the Univer
sity of Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson
and children of Birmingham are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott,
and a cordial welcome is being given
them. It has been several years since
they visited here.
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott left
on Friday for Batesburg, to make
their future home, Mr. Scott having
been elected superintendent of the
joint school system of Batesburg and
Leesville. During their eight years'
stay here they greatly endeared
themselves to all and it was with
real sorrow that our town sees them
go elsewhere to reside.
Miss Frances Tur ner returned on
Monday from a visit to a class mate
at Glascow, Ky.
Mr. John Suber has gone to Hen
?dersonville, N. C., to enjoy his va
cation from the Farmers and Mer
On Wednesday evening at the Bap
tist church Dr. Pruiett, who had at
tended the annual W. M. U. meet
ing of the Ridge association at Phil
ippi church that day, made a most
interesting talk and all heard him
with keen interest. In a short while,
Dr. and Mrs. Pruiett will go to
China as missionaries, the former as
a medical missionary in a field of
20,000 inhabitants with no other
physician but himself. Mr. Pruiett
is a native of Anderson and his wife
was Miss Mary Cullum of Batesburg
who is well know in this association
as a great worker and she will be a
great aid to her husband in the work.
On last Thursday the Masons and
Pythians had a picnic here on the ,
school campus and this was largely
attended. There was no special pro
gram and a general good time ?was
had. The lodges furnished the bar
becue and the ladies all brought bas
kets of sweets and a sumptuous din
ner was enjoyed.
In the afternoon, a ball game be
tween Johnston and Saluda teams
was played, which resulted in a score
of 9 to 8 in favor of Saluda.
Misses Mary and Helen Walker
have gone to Newberry to visit rel
Miss Lucile Smith of Newberry,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Wal
Mrs. Horace Wright of George
town is visiting her sisters, the Miss
Mrs. Charlie Brunson of Augusta
is in the home of her brother, Dr.
J. A. Dobey.
Miss Mallie Waters is at home
from a two weeks' stay in Augusta
with her sister, Miss Annie Waters.
Club Boy's Short Course Ends.
Clemson College, July 24.-In
teresting closing exercises for the
Short Course for Club Boys were
held on Thursday evening and cer
tificates were awarded to seventy
six boys who completed the course
by Director W. W. Long of the Ex
tension Service. Short talks were
made by L. L. Baker, Supervising
Agent; W. W. Long, Director; A. B.
Bryan, Agricultural Editor; B. 0.
Williams, Assistant Agent; and Pro
fessors L. V. Starkey, W. W. Fitz
patrick and A. J. Godbey, and an
nouncements made of the winners of
prizes, places on the stock judging
The lively contest for places on
the stock judging team has been the
outstanding feature of this year's
Short Course. The object of this con
test was to select a team of three,
with two alternates, to enter the In
ternational Club Boys' Livestock
Judging Cont?st at the Southeast
ern Fair next fall. Instruction and
practice work on pure bred live
stock were given from the first, and
the boys most apt in this work were
given daily tests. The competition
was keen and it was finally decided
to select six boys, who will be taken
on an experience trip through the
state and probably into Tennessee
for further training before going to
the Southeastern Fair. >
Schedule of Events During
Visit to Boston.
Mr. R. M. Scurry has just return
ed from a great Northern trip given
him by the Addison Mills. Following
was the schedule for the week be
ginning July 19th:
Monday morning arrived at Bos
ton office at 10:45 with Mr. Barker.
Inspected Manager's office, 60 Fed
eral St., then Engineer's office at
245 State St. A visit to the Wharf,
and other fish piers along Atlantic
Avenue followed, and then a fish din
per at Durgin & Parks Restaurant
Immediately after lunch, a visit was
made to Faneuil Hall Market. Then,
accompanied by Mr. Cooper, super
intendent of Cotton Research Co.,
an inspection of this plant was
Theatre in the evening.
Tuesday morning a visit was made
to the Pacific Mills in Lawrence with
Mr. Barker. There the party under
the direction of Mr. Taylor and Mr.
Lever inspected the Atlantic and Up
per Mills* of the Pacific Mills. Af
ter lunch inspection was made of the
Pacific Print Works under the guid
ance of Mr. Clough. Mr. Reoch, su
perintendent* of the Print Works
?greeted the party before leaving.
Mr. Everett joined the party at the
Print Works. Guests of Mr. Everett
at the Touraine for dinner, follow
ed by a Mary Pickford movie show.
Wednesday Mr. Schubarth con
ducted the party from Boston to
Providence by train and from Prov
idence to Plainfield, Conn., by auto
mobile. Here* a visit was made to the
Lawton Mills. Lunch at Lawton Inn
and returned to Boston in time to
see a musical comedy, "Mary."
Thursday morning Mr. Lane, as
sistant to Mr. Henry P. Kendall, mo
tored the Addison and Wateree men
to Walpole where they visited the;
Lewis Manufacturing Company's;
plant. Lunch at Walpole Inn at noon^
and upon their return to Boston they'
witnessed a ball game between the
^Chicago and Boston American
Messrs. Thompson, Simms, Bur
gess and Bai-ker visited the Bay State
Cotton Corporation at Lowell, Mass. I
inspecting the old weaving mill and
the new spinning mill in which ma
chinery is being installed. Thursday
evening, Wateree and Addison men
with Mr. Barker took in the sights
at Revere Beach.
Friday morning Mr. Schubarth
again piloted the overseers, this time
to the Lancaster Mills at Clinton.
Saturday nothing was planned.
Saturday evening, 5 o'clock boat J
sailed for New York.
A Faithful Record
Miss Emmie Cartledge will be in ,
the employ of "The Corner Store" \
after August 1, where her many
friends will be pleased to see her.
Miss Emmie holds a splendid record
having worked for fourteen years
in the same store, first for Mr. J. M.
Cobb, later for Rives Bros., and re- 1
cently for E. S. Rives. She is one of 1
the most efficient and agreeable
young ladies in her line of work to .'
be found anywhere and we are glad
.that Edgefield is holding her.
The six who won places on the
team were Roy McCombs, Abbeville;
Province Branham, Kershaw; M.
Calvin Moore, Greenville; Carl M.
Smith, Anderson; James C. Garrison,
Pickens; Boyd Blakely, Lancaster.
A Radiolite watch offered by P.
H. Sanders, Associate Editor of the
Southern Ruralist, to the club boy
making the best all round record
during the Short Course was won by
The club boys returned tb their
homes Friday afternoon and Satur
day after passing resolutions expres
sing-their appreciation to Clemson
College for the benefits and pleas
ures of the course. It k noticeable
that for the first time there were
many pay students in the crowd, :
whereas, heretofore the attendance
has been almost exclusively the prize
winning scholarship boys from each '.
The boys attending from Edgefield
county were J. T. Barnes, Jr., John
ston, Route 4 (scholarship) ; Thomas
P. Mealing, North Augusta, Route 1,
(scholarship) ; Dabney Talbert, Edge
field, Route 2, (pay student) ; Dan
Brunson, Cleora, Route 1, (pay stu- ,
iMiss Lena Wells Celebrates
Little Lena Wells, the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Wells entertained a number of her
young friends at her home on Wed
nesday, 22nd of July from three un
til seven o'clock, in honor of her
birthday. The h*.me was thrown open
for the little guests-to enjoy ^them
selves, all arriving promptly at three
o'clock and you could readily see
they were neatly and sweetly dressed
by the supervision of a good moth
er's care. Pink and white sashes and
such beautiful embroidery made an
endless array of beauty and loveli
ness, not a one of the little guests
presenting themselves with any tim
idity and the prospect of joy and a
good time gleamed from their bright
fa?- ? I
Pink and white was the color
scheme. The little hostess was sweet
ly dressed in pink and white. She
conducted all the boys and girls in
the dining room where there was a
long table bountifully loaded with
icecream and cake, the birthday cake
placed in the centre of the table
which was heavily coated with snow,
white icing, with thirteen lighted
candles to represent the age of the
little hostess. All the young folks
were seated around the table and en
joye themselves to their hearts con
Among those invited were Jack,
Preston and Lucia Miller, Marten
McKie, Mayme Mathis, Virginia Mil
ler, Edward and Jack Harling, An
nie and Ethel Miller, Burnard Mc
kie, Eugene Mathis, Florence McKie,
Ethel, Marion and Robbie Miller,
Lizzie Hammond, Carlton Pardue, Eu
gene Hammond, Lois Pardue, Ruth
Miller and Fannie Wells. f
After the pleasures of the ice
cream and cake were over they all
repaired to the shade under the large
oaks in the yard, and played games
until seven o'clock, when the little '
th? calm that followed the jolly com
The little hostess was the recipient :
of several nice presents. Mr. E. J.
Miller and his bonny bride were with I
the young folks, giving spirit to the
occasion. p '
Great Day at Red Oak Grove.
Sunday, July 11th, was one of the '>
most wonderful days for good weath :
er and occasion of many days which :
Red Oak Grove church has experi- j
enced. For a year or more the peo- .
pie of this section have been pre
paring and planning for this day.
For fifty years one of the noble sons !
Df this soil has been a faithful and
successful minister of the gospel,
and the friends and family and ac- t
quaintancos wished to celebrate this
golden anniversary of service. ?
As the last arrivals drove up ' to
the church on Sunday morning it
seemed as if there had never been
so many vehicles seen at one time
at a church before. There was all
kinds of transportation, one convey
ance being an old fashioned two
horse wagon in which our good
friend, "Uncle Iv" Morgan rode with
his son-in-law, Mr. Dorn and his fain
ily just to set an example to all the
extravagance of the age, for Mr.
Dorn has a handsome Buick he could
have used. Cars of every description
took their places on every possible
place and the people could not gath
er in the church at one time.
The meeting was called to order
by Rev. G. W. Bussey, who is still
pastor of the church, a call having
been renewed to him on this occa
Mr. Bussey stated that the day
would be one of reminiscences, and
that each one would take a back
The minutes of the conference of
the church, Red Oak Grove, which
called Mr. Bussey to ordination was
read. This was written in June 1870.
The ordination took place in July
by a council consisting of Revs. D.
D. Brunson, S. P. Oetzen, J. P. Meal
ing and Luther Broadus. Mr. Bussey
called the roll of members at that
time, only three responding, all la
dies, two of them being Mrs. Zelpha
Thurmond, president still of the Red (
Oak Grove mission society and Mrs.
Carrie Nixon. He referred to the
great kindness and love which the
early families had bestowed upon
him in the past and spoke gratefully
of the continued love and affection
of their descendants of the present
day. Mr. Bussey said of himself that
Jae felt unworthy of all kind things
said of him, but that he owed it all
to the Lord, "Praise be to His
The writer did not reach the
church until after the services had
already begun and did not ascertain
who the first speakers were, but
heard favorable comment on the
words of Rev. W. R. Barnes of Red
As we entered Mr. Bussey called
on the people from Edgefield who
were present to stand, and several
rose and were welcomed. Hon. S.
McG. Simkins was first called on and
commended the service and that for
which it stood, saying that if the
history of all the Baptist churches
in Edgefield county were written it
would cover the history of most of
the county. His remarks were brief
and appreciated. Mr. J. L. Mims was
the next speaker and told of the in
fluence of Mr. Bussey on his young
life and of his baptism by him at
Stevens Creek more than thirty
"Uncle Iv" Morgan was most cor
dially welcomed again to his old,
church and community and talked
in a reminiscent vein part of the
time, but was full of present day
wholesome advice to his hearers as
Dr. D. A. G. Bell was present and
made an enthusiastic talk and Mr.
Nixon of the Connie Maxwell Or
phanage /whom "Uncle Iv" said
learned to read his letters out of an
Edgefield Advertiser lying on the
ground in the grass.
Rev. Charles Wilkinson, whom all
the people on the West Side call
"Uncle Charlie," was present and as
sisted with the singing and talked
The quartette from the Green
wood* MeihcrdisindKurch"" was present
and Mr. Bussey's daughter who as
sisted at the organ. The quartette
was a great addition to the service,
giving quite a number of solos and
quai-tettes to the great enjoyment of
Mr. Harvey of Modoo was another
who gave interesting reminiscences
of the past. Mr. 0. ?. Timmeman
arose before the closing of the after
noon meeting and expressed his grat
ification at the response of the peo
ple in coming and invited them to
come again at any time. One of the
very best talks made was the one
by Rev. Byer Bussey of Georgia, a
son of Rev. G. W. Bussey and who
was born in this neighborhood.
The dinner hour was spent around
a bountiful table where everything
delightful was served hospitably and
abundantly and the social hour was
blessed in giving opportunity for re
newal of friendships and strengthen
ing of the ties of love and affection
among those who may not meet
again soon, nor perhaps any more on
earth. Such occasions are wholesome
and uplifting and come for our edi
May the Lord spare our Brother
Bussey yet a number of years to go
in and out among us.
Services at McKendree Church
Meeting at McKendree, Sunday,
August 1. Preaching by Rev. John L.
Harley. Program for each day, ser
vice at ll a. m., dinner on church
yard, service at 2 p. m. Rev. John
L. Harley is a man of God possessing
some ability of speech and forensic
power coupled with a spirit of deep
piety. He was formerly president of
the Anti-Saloon League in South
Carolina. When,I was a lad grand
mother carried me to Mt. Holly
church to hear Bro. John Harley
preach. Not long since Bro. Harley
held a meeting at Waverly church
in Calumbia. There were something
like 50 conversions. Don't forget the
S. C. DUNLAP,
Pastor McKendree Circuit.
To Give Entertainment.
The Kill Kare Klub of Trenton
has an announcement and program
of a very interesting occasion to be
held under their auspices Tuesday
evening, August 3. Read it elsewhere
in this issue.
First Campaign Meeting Held
at Johnston. Utmost Har
mony Prevailed. Repre
The county campaign was formal
ly opened with the holding of the
first of the series of county cam
paign meetings in the Opera House
at Johnston Thursday. While the at
tendance was not large, yet it was
a representative body of citizens
who gave the most patient attention
for more than three hours. The meet
ing was called to order by J. W. Cox,
Esq., who presided as chairman.
After the county chairman, J. L.
Mims read the list of candidates who
had complied 'with the requirements
of the rules governing the primary
election and are therefore entitled
to enter the campaign, the chairman
presented Mr. T. C. Calilson of Lex
ington, who is the candidate for the
office of solicitor of this circuit.
Candidates For Solicitor.
Mr. Callison said he is not a pro
fessional office seeker but is seeking
this honored position as a man and
and would rather go down in defeat
than to employ questionable means
in order to win. He urged his hear
ers to select a man who has power,
ability and courage to put into ef
fect the laws of the country. The
speaker said that if he has to resort
to pointing out the demerits of
others in order to win votes he will
never have public office. By constant
diligence, said Mr. Callison, the so
licitor can curtail court .expense. The
solicitor should be at the Court
House one day before court con
venes and keep in touch with the
magistrates in order to cut out a
number of useless witnesses. He said
also, that it is the duty of the State
to protect the innocent as well as to
punish the guilty. Re peatedly-he re
fused _to -take. a. case .from a- client
because there was no merit in his
case, seeing that it would be a waste
of money to bring legal action. He
urged that the standing of the legal
profession should be raised until it
was on top where it should be. Mr.
Callison told of working his way
through school, farming and teaching
in order to make money to pay his
way through the law course at the
South Carolina University, all the
while aiding in the education of his
Mr. S. M. Smith, who is also a can
didate for the office of solicitor was
the next speaker. He stated that he
was reared in two miles of Johnston
and attended school in Johnston. He
is now 47 years of age and has been
engaged in the practice of law for
the past 26 years, during which time
he has been employed in the trial of
more than 100 murder cases. Some
of these were lost but most of them
were won. If elected he said he will
do his duty if it be necessary to fol
low a case through the United States
court. He stated that he has for
years had the ambition tp be solici
tor, as he pref erred ' criminal to civ
il law, stating also that his 26 years
of active practice equips him for dis
charging the duties of solicitor. Mr.
Smith said he loves the people of his
State and county and that he will
serve them to the best of his ability ?
all the time. He said many small
cases should be settled in the magis-^
trate's court, thus effecting a saving
to the county. If elected he will send
many cases back to the magistrate's
court and save many dollars for the
people. Mr. Smith said: "You know
me as a man and if you think I am
capable, I ask you to vote for me."
He called attention to the fact that
he resides near the geographical cen
ter of the circuit and at the same
time at the home of the judge, and
is therefore in a position to serve to.
the best possible advantage. ^ .
Candidates for Senate.,
Col. P. B. Mayson was the first
candidate presented for the state sen
ate. He said that in the absence of
any strong issues he would present
his views on some subjects concern
ing which he had decided convic
tions. Good roads are needed and
there are none who do not desire
them. Col Mayson stated that he had
no pet scheme f^or improving the
public roads but will favor any prac
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