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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER i> 1920 No. 25
Demonstration Meeting Held,
School Superintendent Ar
rives, Mr. and Mrs.
Marsh on North
/ ern Tour.
On last Thursday afternoon, a very
helpful and entertaining meeting was
held in the home of Mrs. Albert P.
Lott, this being conducted by Miss
Patti Major, County Home Demon
strator. She was assisted by Miss Sni_
der, of Winthrop College.
? At this meeting a county club was
organized with 18 members, and of
ficers were elected from them. There
are many prospective members, all
deeply interested so no doubt the
membership will soon be very large.
Mrs. Lott recently took the prize
of the membership, no doubt other
and with the splendid qualifications
for the best record in poultry raising,
prizes are coming to this club.
A pleasant little incident, of this
meeting was the meeting together of
two* loving, loyal friends- Miss Sni
der and Mrs. Willie Pearce Stevens.
They had not seen each other since
college days in Florida, and as they
met face to face, there was a great
surprise and most affectionate meet
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children, of Monetta, are spending a
few days here in the home of Mr.
Mike Clark. The two older ones will
. spend thek winter here with their
grand parents and attend school.
Mr. Henry Dobey has been sick
with chills and fever during the past
weeks, but is now better. His daught
er, Mrs. Brunson, of Augusta, spent
fora part of the time here with him
Misses Carrie Dorn and Elizabeth
Elkins have been visiting Mrs. J. A.
Miss Clara Sawyer is at home from
a visit to Savannah, and Misses Maud
and Gladys Sawyer from Vidalia, Ga.
Mr. Will Broadfield, of Charlotte,
has arrived for the Cotton Season. His
many friends are glad to see him
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese, of Colum
bia, has been visiting Mrs. T. R. Den
Little Billie, the two year old baby
boy of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cassells
during the past week was ill with
Diphtheria, and a nurse and every
effort resorted to, to relieve him. On
Sunday, his condition was so critical
hewas carried to the Clynic, of the
University Hospital, hoping that
.there might be some means of saving
Miss Lillian Mobley has been to
Orangeburg, to visit her sister, Mrs.
lH. T. Siftley.
Mrs. J. B. Knight and daughter,
Miss Ray Ivey, of Mc Bean, Ga. have
been visiting their Aunt Mr?. Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Ballentine are at
home from Hendersonville, N. C.
Those returning from Ashville, and
near by, are Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott
and Marion, Mrs. James Tompkins,
and children, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. La
Grone and children.
Mr. and Mrs Wallace Prescott have
been visiting in the home of Dr. F. L.
Miss Ella Fannie Mobley enter
tained the young folks with a pleasant
party on Friday evening.
Dr. Connerly is at home from a
visit to his parents in Charlotte.
Misses Maud Nickerson and Hor
tense Padgett have returned from a
few weeks stay in Hendersonville, N.
Mr. F. M. Boyd will leave at an
early date for Columbia, where he will
make his home.
Misses Loise and Marion Boyd will
enter Coker College, and little Miss
Stewart Boyd will be with her grand
mother, Mrs. Stewart at Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strother, j
with little Harry and Josephine have
gone to Newberry and Greenwood, j
Mrs. Mena Calhoun has returned
to Greenwood after a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Ben Wright.
Mr. Preston Wright, of Cincinnatti,
is the guest of'his sister, Mrs. Wiley
Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Strother' have
gone to Walhalla to'visit in the home
of the former's brother, Mr. Willie
County, August 31,1920
Bacon . . .
Cleveland . .
Collier's . . .
Calhoun . . .
Edgefield No. 1
Edgefield No. 2
Lee . . .
Moss . . .
Shaw . .
Total . .
Mrs. B. L. Boatwright very pleas
antly entertained on Tuesday after
noon at "The Cedars", in compliment
to Miss Marie Ferrell, of Rock Hill
and Miss Virgina Harrison. After a
cordial welcome, all were seated at
tables for Rook and an animated
game was had. Later music was en
joyed. The honor guests were pre
"se'?t?d with lovel j- gifts.'A/^inty ^.al
ad course, with iced tea was served.
Dr. and Mrs.' F. L. Parkr and Fred
Parker are at home from a visit to
Mr. Briggs Kammer, of Blackville,
has been for a visit to his brother, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Williamson and Miss
Williamson are at home from a visit
to relatives in N. C.
Prof. Crompton and family have
arrived and are domiciled at the
School Manse on the Campus.
School will begin Monday Sept. 6,
and the boys and girls are keenly
alive to the fact, each, more or less
Mr. Leroy Wertz, of Belton, has
purchased the Kenney dwelling, and
in Sept. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0.
S. Wertz, will occupy this.
Mesdames, DeSausaure Hogan and
Wilbur Wertz, of Columbia, are
guests of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh are now
enjoying a northern tour, after a so_
journ in the mountains of N. C. They
expect to be at home the first week in
Miss Beth Shell, of Laurens, is vis
iting her cousin, Mrs. J. W. Browne.
Woman's Missionary Union.
The fifteenth session of the W. M.
U. Auxiliary to the Edgefi?ld asso
ciation was convened with the Modoc
church on Tuesday and Wednesday
August 24, and 25. The attendance
was good both days, the churchh being
full and some standing. All
the Woman's Mission socities were
represented except Mt. Zion, Horns
creek and Gilgal.
The reports were the best finan
cially ever brought in, each Woman's
society except one having gone over
the year's apportionment and most of
them over the one fifth of their 75
Million Campaign pledge. About ten
Mission study classes were'reported.
The Tuesday Morning session was
called to order by the Superintendent,
Mrs. J. L. Mims, and each society rep
resented made a report of what they
had done, our societiesbeing on the
Honor Roll. Clarks Hill,. Republican,
Trenton and Hardys. i
The representatives of these so
cieties, Mrs. H. E. Bunch, Mrs. Carrie
Hammond, Mrs Anna Eidson and Mrs.
T. J. Briggs were called to the front
and honor roll badges were pinned on
by Mrs D. A. G. Ouzts, superinten
dent of the Abbeville Association,
who was welcomed as a visitor and
presented the badges in very gra
The three division presidents, Mrs
W. B. Cogburn, Mrs. Donald Smitt
and,Mrs. J. M. Bussey were callee
upon for a report of their respective
divisions. Mrs. Smith's absence-wai
much regretted as she had in her di
vision three of the four honor roi: so
cities. ?rlrs. Cogburn aau'our,ccd?5 ha?
she hoped to hold the next division
meeting in October at Gilgal. Mrs.
'Bussey announced the third division
meeting for Plum Branch. Rehoboth
society has joined this division.
Visitors welcomed were, Mrs. J. S.
Harris of Troy, president of the
Western Division. Mrs. D. A. G.
Ouzts, superintendent of Abbeville
Association, Miss Brodie a graduate
of the LouisvilleTraining School and a
member of the faculty of Edisto
Academy. Dr. R. G. Lee, Rev. G. C.
Wells, W. R. Barnes, Charles Wilkin
son pastor of the . church and Mrs.
Manly Timmons of the Horeb church.
Mrs. Warren Mc Daniel, leader of
the Modoc Sunbeam band welcomed
the delegates in the name of the
Mrs. J. L. Mims made the annual
report as superintendent , and the re
port of the chairman of mission study
Mrs. B. L. Mims, was read by Miss
The message from the Woman's
j Missionary Union at large was
brought by Mrs. Harris and was full
of practical suggestionns and inspi
Mrs. Mamie Tillman spoke of our
missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. John Lake
of whom Dr. Love of the Foreign
Mission Board wrote so highly in
the recent issue of the Home and
A beautiful song message was
brought by Miss Gazzie Osborne and
Mr. Drennan 'of Parksville.
At dinner a most bountiful repast
was spread on a long table by the side"
of the church and very cordial hos
pitality was dispensed. Mr. Oscar
Timmerman said there were no end
of good things which women knew
how to cook.
The afternoon session was in
charge of Mrs. R. G. Lee, four honor
roll societies being reported, Edge
field Y. W. A. and G. A., Republican
G. A. and Red Oak Grove Y. W. A.
-Dr. R. G. Lee presented these.
The report prepared by the Associate
Superintendent, Mrs. A. B. Carmile,
was read by Mrs.T. J. Briggs.
A very instructive demonstration
on the way in which each dollar in the
75 Million fund is spent, was given
by. seven young ladies, Elizabeth Lott
making the explanation.
Miss Brodie made an excellent re
view of her experience at the Train
ing School, and more in detail of the
work of Edisto Academy.
When she had finished speaking of
?&? needs of the school; among them
tbj? lack of serving and other dishes
in the dining room, the question was
telfi?d if each society would contribute
twp dollars or more each Y. W. A. one
dellar and the G. A's. and R. A's. and
Sunbeams 50 cents each.
T&s request w?s favorably responded
MK-iid-.ihe .money ;s to be sent Miss
' The programme closed with a
page?nt by the Y. W. A. of Red Oak
Grove led by Miss Mamie Bussey. The
Royal Ambassador Report prepared
by Mrs. E. S. Rives was read by Mrs:
P. H. Bussey.
The night session was presided over
by Mrs". Tillman and a beautiful
pageant or ^xercise by the Modoc so
ciety under the direction of Mrs.
Warren McDaniel was given. Dr. R.
G. Lee delivei-ed the address and one
young man said he had decided to be
come a missionary, and that he never
heard such an address before. Th,e
delegates of the Woman's Missionary
Union spoke very highly of Dr. Lee's
Wednesday morning was devoted
to the Interest of the Sunbeam soci
eties under the leadership of Mrs.
Tillman who presided, over this session
and entertained the congregation dur
ing the whole morning by her happy
way of presiding and the beautiful
programme which her societies car
ried out. Mrs. Tillman stated that this
was decidedly the most favorable and
successful year for the Sunbeam
bands she had ever had. At present
there are nineteen Sunbeam bands in
the twenty churches of the associa
tion, ten of these being on the Honor
Roll and fourteen have held mission
The devotions were led by the
Parksville band singing the Lake Sun
beam song, Plum Branch band giving
the scripture lesson, Red Oak Grove
in the person of little Drew Bussey
the son of Mr. and Mrs.' George Bus
sey leading the congregation in
prayer. Mrs. Tillman said as this man
ly little boy finished his prayer that
she could not refrain from reverting
to the memory of his beloved grand
mother, Mrs. Mary Wates.
Each society came forward through
their representatives and gave their
report and some demonstrations in
song or story.
The Honor Roll societies are: Beth
any, Mrs. Hollingsworth leader,
Clarks Hill, Miss Anne Rowland Edge
field, Miss Gladys Lyon, Cleora Mrs.
L. R. Brunson, Little Stevens Creek
Miss Mary Lewis, Red Hill Mrs A. B.
Young, Republican, Mrs/W. G. Wells,
Mrs. Parker Plum Branch; Hardys,
Mrs. W. A. Stephens; Rehoboth, Miss
The Bethany Band was the lar
gest contributor over the appointment
of any in the association and the
Edgefield band had sent in the most
beautifully filled out chart of the
years work, the badge being pre
sented to < Miss Gladys Lyon.
Miss Maizie Kemp gave the story
of the hymn, "All Hail the Power of
Jesus Name", and Mrs. J. T. Harris
talked very convincingly on the; value
and. importance of Sunbeam work.
The'report on the, Baptist Hospital.
Plum Braiftch was read by Mrs. Till
man. Mrs. W. G. Wells made the re-j
port on Personal Service.
Mrs. J. A. Hamilton of the Moun
tain Creek society brought a most
cordial and urgent invitation for
next year. Up to this time the
Woman's Missionary Union has met
with every church in the association
except Mountain Creek, Mt. Zion, Re
publican and Plum Branch.
The report of the resolutions com
mittee was read by Mrs. Mamie Bus
sey and is as follows:
We, the members "of the fifteenth
annual convention of the W. M. U.
of the Edgefield Association, grate- j
fully acknowledge the goodness and
mercy of our Heavenly Father in be- j
stowing the unspeakable blessings of j
the past year, desire to give expres
sion to the followering resolutions:
That to all who have contributed
to the joy and inspiration of this
meeting, this union desires to express
its sincere appreciation.
To our beloved president, Mrs. J.
L. Mims, and to all officers of this
body for their tireless efforts in the
works of the kingdom.
That our thanks be tendered to all,
our visiting pastors for their hearty
cooperation and their most-helpful
To our guests of honor, Miss Brodie
Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Ouzts for their
helpful and inspiring messages. N
To the members of the Hospitality
committee who have so faithfully and
efficiently provided for our care and
To all the people of Modoc whose
gracious hospitality and cordial wel
come has made a happy and blessed
May the richest blessings of our
^Heavenly Father abide upon all of
Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
Mrs. S. B. Strom.
Miss. Mamie Bussey.
Total contributions this year from
woman's mission socities, $6,012^92,
Sunbeams $710.55, Y. W. A's.$685
.19, G. A's. $109.52, R.A's. $95.00.
Total from all grades, seven thous
and seven hundred ninety two dollars
and eight cents. .
When the morning session was fin
ished a very delightful surprise came
which was an invitation to a barbe
cue prepared by the men of the
I church, and there never was a better
or more abundant one. Hash and bar
becued meat was accompanied . with
sliced tomatoes, pickles, bread, pota
toes and iced tea. The women appre
ciated this attention very much and
delayed adjournment before dinner
that the men might haye plenty of
time, completing thq bushiness at the
, .JFhe. .saraeooffirers at?re re-elected
for the coming year, i>iiai?; 4. ?ta
Bunch making the report for the
Those who attended the Woman's
missionary meeting at Modoc from
Edgefield were : Mrs. Mamie N. Till- .
man, Miss Kellrh Fair, Gladys-Lyon,
Margaret Lyonn, Mazie Kemp, Caro
lyn Dorn, Harold Norris, Dr. and '
Mrs. R. G. Lee and Beulah^ G., Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs. P. H.
Bussey, Elizabeth Lott, Lillian Patti- .
son, and Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Tribute to Mr. W. S. Harris.
William Simpson Harris was born
March the 31, 1866. He marriedMiss
Mollie Boon, December, 31, 1899,and
died July, 31, 1920.
He united with the Baptist church:
at Rock Creek at the age of twenty
He lost his vision about eleven
years'ago, and was an invalid the
most of that time.
It was my privilege to know Mr.
Harris all of his life: he was what
I call a manly man. He stood for his
church and loved her doctrine. At the:
same time he was broad-minded and
liberal in his views. He faced the bat
tle of life bravely and well; hefought
a good fight, and he kept the faith. v
Now his warfare is over, the victory
has been won and he is blessed, hence
I say he was a manly-man.
He now plies his task yonder un
der softer skies. He still sits in the
family circle but out of earthly sight,
so let us think of him as just the I
same : for he is not dead, he is just
away. His Ufe was an alphabet on a
high plain in action, and in deed. His
thoughts sure, his words chaste, his
dealings with his fellow man was on
the level by the square: his convic
tions were based upon the hifh stand
ard of truth, honor, and virtue.
He was as gentle and modest as a
woman, and pure in thought as a vir
I beg to mingle my sympathy with
the immediate family and fond
friends. May his mantle fall upon
some one who will as worthily wear
it I say, let us think of him as just
the same. He is not dead, he is just
He can now see the King in his
beauty, and the inhabitants shall not:
say, "I am sick."
J. Russel Wright
Card of Thanks.
The family of the Jate Mrs. An
nie Francis (Lowery) Ouzts, through
the columns of the Advertiser, de
sire to express their profound grati
tude and most sincere thanks to all
those who extended their kindness
and sympathy and loaned them
their assistence in the illness and
death of their mother.