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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1920
Ready For W. C. T. U. Conven
tion. Women Will Register.
Basket Ball Team Or
f The Johnston Union, W. C. T. U.,
is ready for the State convention,
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The
first arrival of delegates to be on
Saturday evening's South and North
bound trains. The hospitality com
mittee will meet these trains and
place delegates in their assigned
homes. The badge committee will
also be present to give out the
Sunday will be a great day and
two notod speakers will be heard,
Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins of Ann Ar
bor, Michigan in the morning and
evening and Dr. Lee of Edgefield in
the afternoon. The public is cordial
ly invited to the services of all three
Misses Ola and Ella Smith have
gone to Mullins, S. C. where they
have accepted schools.
Miss Bell of Charleston is visiting
her sister, Mrs. W. P. Cassells.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta has
been for a visit to the home folks.
Mrs._?? P. Corn has been informed
of the illness of her nephew, Mr.
William Bell, who was visiting in
New York, the young man having in
fluenza. Mr. Bell has visited here
many times and his friends regret
to learn of his illness.
As soon as it was learned that the
books for registration could not be
opened here for the convenience of
the women quite a number went to
Edgefield for the purpose of regis
tering, Mrs. T. R. Denny being the
first. During the coming week there
will be many that will go to Edgefield
for this purpose. The majority of the
jwomen are ready to assume this new
responsibility and in doing it, will
do so with the dignity, and an ear
nest desre for ultimate good, that
has always characterized movements
in which women have done their part.
On Sunday morning at the Bap
tist church Mr. J. M. Edwards was
elected assistant superintendent of
the Sunday School and Mr. Guy
Forrest, assistant secretary. The
school is now large and such assis
tants are being needed to aid in the
The basket ball teams of the High
school have already been organized
and the foot ball team is absorbing
the interest of the High school boys
to a great degree. The schedule has
been mapped out up to Thanksgiv
ing. The captain of the football team
will be elected this week and* of the
basket ball teams. Miss Olivia Mil
ford is captain, Miss Marion Turner,
manager; and of the other team,
Miss Nellie Yonce is captain and
Miss Laurie Hoyt is manager.
The societies are to be reorganized
at an early date. A fine school spirit
abounds and the young people are
beginning to enjoy work.
The manual training class, under
Prof. Lott is exceedingly interesting
and many articles have been made.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lott are now
domiciled in their new home.
Miss Rachael Simmons and Mr.
Cecil Kenney were quietly married
on Monday last at the Methodist
parsonage by Rev. David Kellar.
Those present were the sister and
brother of the bride and a few close
friends. After a honeymoon, the hap
py young couple . will make their
home at Warrenville, where the
groom is in business with his father.
The warmest congratulations and
good wishes are extended to these
two young people, who are John
ston's own and whom everyone loves.
Mrs. Kate Crouch has gone to
Trenton to spend a while with rela
Misses Kena and Jessie Hix, for
mer residents are now living in At
lanta, the latter having a good po
sition with the Railway company and
the former being a trained nurse.
Miss Leda Gall of Leesville spent
the week end here with friends.
Miss Sara May of Greenwood
spent the week end here with Miss
* Miss Mary Waters will take charge
of the Hardy school next week.
Miss Lucile Woodward will leave
next week for Augusta to take a busi
Mr. and Mrs. Lynches of Aiken
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hutto
Mr. Strother Paysinger of New
berry was a visitor here the first of
Miss Edna Hutto has entered the
convent at Aiken, this being her first
The New Century club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. David Kel
lar and a very interesting meeting
was held. Mrs. P. B. Waters presided.
She extended greetings to tfie mem
bers and wished for theTclub a very
successful year. There were several
matters of business to dispose of.
The year books were being printed
and promised to be very attractive
as to the topics. Delegates were
elected to the conference at Edge
field, being Mrs. P. B.^Waters and
Miss Clara Sawyer. There will be
several to attend from Johnston as
there are delegates from other clubs.
After business an instructive pro
gram was carried out. The hostess
served a dainty salad course with tea.
Miss -Mary Meyer of Greenville,
has been for a visit ni the home of
Mrs. M. R .Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Turner will
move into their new bungalow this
The friends of Mr. Will Satcher
will be glad to know that he is now
able to be about again after being
confined to his room for several
Mr. W. Mj Simmons died last week
at the home of his sister in Green
wood, after a short illness and the
body was brought here and interred
in the Mt. of Olives cemetery beside
[the gave of his wife who preceded
him to the grave about a year ago.
Mr. Simmons was a good Ghristiarr
man and a member of the Presbyte
rian church, where he was one of the
chief workers. He resided here many
years and was honored and esteemed
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strother, Har
ry and Josephine are at home from
a visit to Newberry.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton, Mrs. Paul
Perry and children visited relatives
at Edgefield last week.
Notice to Farmers.
The Government Cotton Grader
for Edgefield County is now in his
new office in rear of Court House,
ready and prepared to give you the
correct grade and staple of your
If this is not your market, sam
ple your cotton, bring the samples,
and get the correct grade and a
J. H. CANTELOU,
Pres. Chamber Commerce,
Edgefield, S. C., Sept. 14, '20.
Daughters of the American
The Old Ninety Six District D. A.
R. was held on Tuesday afternoon
with Mrs. J. H. Cantelou, Mrs. Frank
Warren, Jr., regent, presiding.
Letters were read from various
state officers in regard to work of the
chapter. One -was -a request from
state genealogist, that a sketch of
each ancestor of members of the
chapter on whose services they joined
he written and returned to her at, an
early date. The historian requested
that each "member prepare this
sketch by the October meeting.
Delegates were elected to the
State conference in Anderson in No
vember, as follows: Mrs. F. M. War
ren, Regent; Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.,
delegate. Alternates, Miss Sarah Col
lett and Mrs. J. R. Cantelou.
The historic programme was m
charge of Mrs. J. L. Mims. A very
instructive paper on "Women in In
dustry" prepared hy Mrs. Helen
Nicholson was read hy Mrs. A. A.
Woodson. Mrs. Mims, following the
year book program, made a two min
ute talk on "The Political Outlook
with Women as Voters."
?At the close of the meeting ice
cream and cake was served by the
The new year book programme
was read and approved by the chap
ter. The next meeting to be-held with
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth on October
Miss Florence Mims Writei
The old saying "Variety is th?
spice of life" is like a great manj
other time-worn sayings-true.
I have heard all my life of camp
fires and suppers in the woods, and
long hikes, but until this afternoon!
I had never enjoyed one, when five
of us in tramping clothes with a pail,
hatchet, knife, matches and a haver
sack filled with coffee, meats, cakes
and other accessories as well as a
kodak, started out for an experience
new to me.
Having walked about three miles
we lost our way and wandered
through a country covered with low
underbrush, coming at last to a sort
of cave which we ' believed to be
either a deserted or a prospective
mine. ' '
After examining the sides of the
steep incline, we decided to crawl
down, clinging to the rocks that pro
jected from th? sides. It looked easy
enough, but on leaving the top edge
of the cave we found ourselves slip
ping one after the other with the
ground sliding under our feet. At
last, after marry qualms we reached
the bottom and looked back in amaze
ment at the height which we had left.
Being at the bottom of this huge
basin our next move was to get out.
First, however, we posed for a ko
dak picture to have a memento of
our jaunt. "
One girl remarked that the charm
of the barbed wire fence in this part
of the country was that there were
no barbs. We crawled through, and
found ourselves at a railroad track
.but on no road or highway. Luckily,
some trampers like ourselves direc|J[
ed us to "the striaght and narrow
way" which we. had left, and we pro
ceeded on our journey. One girl o%
our party wore a man's regulation
The roads of Minnesota are re
markable, as I have fo?hd a great
many other things here to be. Far
out into the country one walks or
rides over splendid roads and with
sidewalks covered by boards, hence
the term, "board walks.",
The weather is ideal; cool enough
to give one energy and warm enough
to tempt you out of doors, for the
sun is very hot, though not unpleas
antly so. v
We were favored with just such a
day as this for our picnic tramp.
Strange^?o say, about a quarter of a
mile before reaching Syracuse Lake,
we could detect a decided difference
in the atmosphere-a sort of cool
dampness. Our spirits rose for we
knew that we were nearing water.
We felt like laborers who were wor
thy of their evening meaL having
earned it by much effort.
There is a peculiar pleasure about
enjoying' such an occasion for the
first time. Under such circumstances
the building of a fire, the gathering
of rocks and sticks, takes on a sort
of glory, as though we might have
been acting for a moving picture film
so greatly did the occasion impress
me. I thought, as I sat there, what a
wholesome pleasure it was to be en
tertained with such plain, God-given
things as trees and water, but such a
sight as this might well have pleased
the eye of an artist.
This sheet of water, Syracuse
Lake, has a silver lining, or more
properly, an iron lining which may
be converted into silver. Under it
lies ore whose value mounts up into
the thousands, perhaps millions.
Between the lake and the woods,
a tiny strip of sandy shore lay cover
ed with rocks and old dry tree trunks
which the water had washed ashore.
Little red-brown chipmunks playing
around the lake added a sort of .pri
meval wildness to the scene.
We chose this as our stopping
place and sat around . the evening
campfire toasting sausages on long
sticks and drinking coffee from large
cups which we had brought for the
This was Labor day, a holiday
which we were celebrating. We
tramped home after nightfall with a
lighter knapsack and fewer packages
but with a wider knowledge for we
had obeyed the injunction of William
Cullen Bryant, to
' "Go forth under the open sky
Great Man Hath Fallen by
(A Loving Tribute to Mr. C. M.
i,,.When the news flashed over the
vfires that death had kissed down the
eyelids of Mr. C. M. Williams and his
faithful heart "had ceased to beat,
everybody's heart was made sad and
e'very home was in mourning,
...I wish I could write this-tribute
.jjwth the point of a diamond and in
letters of gold, then I would place
ihem in pictures of silver and send
.them to his family. But empty words
:?Ve too cheap for me to express an
estimate of the worth of this great
nd good man. He was one of na
re's noblemen from spur to plume;
;6yery inch a man. He was born in
?ie days when strong men were need
ed to excite the ruthless decree of
fate. Whenever duty or danger call
ed he was there unafraid. In the
"sixties" when the South was bleed
ing, poor and crying for help, he
heard the call and stepped out and
Accepted the guage of battle for his
state and county, and bravely stood
foursquare. He was honored because
he placed duty before self, honor be
fore ease and patriotism before life.
|5e was a man strong of purpose,
pure of. soul and an earnest Christ
ian.,He was everybody's friend, gen
tle, kind and generous. As the gen
tle stream gives verdure and beauty
to meadow and forest through which
it flows, so was his noble life, un
selfish, tender in its sympathy and
always sparkling with humor that
had no sting of malice in it; was a
benediction to all who came within
its influence and he was always ready
and willing to throw the mantle of
charity over the faults of others and
could say with Pope:
"Teach me to feel another's woe,
rT<vTilde.the faults I see; .
The pity . I to others show,
That pity show to me."
His devotion to his family wa?
beautiful and his love for his friends
sincere. His children bear the im
press of his character in the integrity
of their manhood and womanhood
How he will be missed in the home
no words can tell, also the church,
the community and the county.
Mhubo inchds InoW istrM ardla
He had an abiding faith in Christ,
and a sweet hope. He was rich in the
currency of heaven and in dying left
behind the sweet fragrance of a pure
Christian character. For one to live
well and die well and leave an untar
nished name to his family is a grand
I believe there was the largest con
course of friends at Mr. Williams'
burial that this writer has ever seen
before, not less than five hundred
persons were present.
The floral offerings were numer
ous and beautiful, all of which was a
manifestation of the love and esteem
in which he was held.
-iHe sleeps beneath a bed of roses.
May the mighty powers of gravita
tion guard them, may they be spray
ed with the gentle dews of heaven,
and as the soft zephyr floats through
the cedar and pine, may it chant a
sweet requiem, and may all the whis
pering winds sing a lullaby.
His soul was full of the milk of
human kindness.' Our friendship was
altfn to that of David and Johnathan.
I loved Chris. M. Williams as a moth
er loves her first born. I have often
been in his home. There I found him
to be a veritable Chesterfield and
among men, a prince.
In 1876 when bitterness and strife
prevailed, when black feet were on
white necks, when we were denied
the rights of citizenship in our own
land, again we see C. M. Williams, as
he sees his duty and accepts the
guage of battle wth Carpetbaggers
and Scalawags. And again he stands
across their path foursquare, un
afraid; with banners unsoiled and^
character unassailed, and helped to
win as great a victory . in time of
peace as had been achieved in time
I can not close this tribute without
saying something about his four
brothers, who went off in my com
pany, "G," namely; Carr, James,
Henry and Tommie. Finer specimens
And listen to Nature's teachings."
>f humanity had never been born;
)rave as Caesar and gentle as Ruth,
?very one of them. Carr was our
?olor bearer. He died in camp from
meumonia the first winter of the
var. Henry and Tommie were both
cilled under the flag in the H?llet
?howers of the battlefield. Capt J. C.
Williams was severely wounded at
;he battle of the Wilderness, from
vhich wound he suffered the remain
ler of his days. The oldest brother,
Phillie, I never knew. He was a min
ster, so I have been told. Major Wil
iams gave to the Confederacy six of
is fine soldiers as ever lived. Three
nade the supreme sacrifice.
I beg to mingle my sympathy with
;he immediate family and fond
friends in this sad hour through
vhich they are now passing.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Colonel and Mrs. S. B. Mays have
mnounced the engagement of their
laughter, Margaret Eugenia, to Eu
gene Hord Blake of Greenwood,
rheir marriage will be quietly sol
imnized at the home of the bride's
?arents on the 19tlr?of October. On
y the very close relatives of the con
racting parties will be present. Much
genuine interest is' centered about
his announcement. Although MYss
?adge has been teaching in Green
wood for several years, practically
naking her home there during that
ime, yet the friends of her childhood
nd girlhood have lost none of their
nterest in her welfare, nor any of
heir affection for her. It is no
/onder then that the nuptials of this
roung Edgefield woman Wjho pos
esses many superior charms and wo
lanly graces is looked forward to
fith the keenest interest by her
riends here who know her best and
ppreciate most her real worth.
Ford Tractor Demonstration.
Yonce and Mooney are to be con
ratulated on the splendid demon
tration of the Fordson tractor and
rpper implements behind same giv
n last Wednesday on the Bouknight
It was demonstrated beyond a
oubt that the Fordson Tractor will
elp the farmer solve some of his
lost perplexing problems in prepar
ion of his seed bed which is recog
ized by agricultural authorities to
e one of the four important points
a be taken into consideration in con
ection with making a crop. The
ther three in order of importance
re: selection of seed, fertilization
The conditions under which the
'ordson worked last Wednesday
;ere regarded by all as very unusual
eing very dry and hard, but the
ase with which the Fordson handled
he Oliver Disc plow, the Roderick
>ean Harrow, the Amsca Seed drill
nd the Oliver cultipacker, convinced
veryone present of the amount of
lower available, and as expressed
iy several representative farmers,
One could "not expect or want any
letter preparation of seed bed."
A great deal is being said and
written not only in South, Carolina,
?ut all over our country about pow
r farming. It is no longer in the ex
lerimental stage but a real fact and
my farmer interested in building up
lis land to a good state of cultivation
viii certainly have to resort to use
if the best improved farm machinery
ind implements available.
Now is the time to begin to diver
ify your crops which has proven to
>e the best boll weevil killer known,
'n some of our Southern States
vhere the boll weevil destroyed crops
l?verai years ago, today they pro
luce more cotton than ever before,
mt this is done by crop rotation and
jlanting cotton every third year,
;hus buliding up the soil in elements
?pon which the cotton feeds and
laving it available, so from the time
;he cotton is planted the growth of
t can be rushed to early maturity
ind where we raised one bale make
?ame land produce two bales.
Not only will we produce as much
:otton but each and every farmer
viii produce all the feed necessary
"or his stock and food for his family,
;hus making him independent as to
what price he shall get for his cot
State Convention W. C. T. LT,
The South Carolina Woman's
Christian Temperance Union will
convene in their annual gathering
with the Baptist church of Johnston
on the third, fourth and fifth of Oc
tober. The first meeting will be held
in the Johnston church on Sunday
morning at eleven o'clock, Rev, W.
S. Brooke, pastor of the church offi
The music is in charge of Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman and will be of a
high order and very inspirational,
the splendid pipe organ and orches
tra instruments adding greatly to the
occasion. The devotional service will
be in charge of Rev. W. S. Brooke,,
pastor of the church, and Miss Mir
iam Norris will sing "Victory," which
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Unon has sung in faith through many
years and now sings in exultation
since the passage of the 18th Amend
ment, and later of the 19th Amend
ment which will give the women of
our nation a share in its administra
The speaker of the morning will
be Mrs. Elizabeth A. Perkins of Ann
Arbor Michigan who will address the
convention on the significance of the
recent International Anti-Alcohol
Congress which she attended last
week in Washington.
Mrs. Perkins has a national repu
tation having for years been identi
fied with great forward movements
as a national lecturer and worker,
and has lectured in almost every
state of the United States on liter
ary, suffrage and prohibition topics.
During the world war, she served
as executive secretary of the Wo
man's Committee Council of Nation
al Defense for the state of Michigan
and registered the women of that
And last year served as executive
secretary .and director of .publicity .
for the million dollar \7 ab lice drive/''
of. the National W. C. T. U. '
Sunday afternoon there will be a
mass meeting in the interest of Good
Citizenship when the same good mu
sic will add to charm and Dr. R. G.
Lee will make an address on the sub
ject in question. Everybody who ever
heard Dr. Lee will go to this meeting \
to hear him and those who have not
heard him will go to see who this
speaker is whom everybody praises.
The Sunday evening service will
be one of the most enthusiastic of
the convention, when Mrs. Perkins
will speak on "The Great Forward
Movement of the W. C. T. U."
The business session will be called
to order Monday morning by the
State President, Mrs. Joseph Sprott
of Manning. During the morning ses
sion, Mrs. Perkins will conduct , an
open conference on "The Child in
our Midst." Lunch will be served
Monday and Tuesday at the church,
and all who attend the session will be
expected to remain.
Monday" afternoon the devotions
will be led by Mrs. Howell Morrell of
Congaree. Mrs. L. W. Walker of
Georgia will deliver an address on
Christian Citizenship and Mr. B. W
Crouch of Saluda will speak on
"What steps should our recently en
franchised citizens take to prepare
themselves for their new duties and .
Tuesday evening there will be a
Children's Chorus, a duett by Rev.
and Mrs. D. W. Keller and an address
by Mrs. Perkins.
Services all day Monday and
Tuesday, also Sunday. Everybody is
invited to attend these metings
which are open to all the people,
men and women everywhere.
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Card of Thanks.
I wish to express my sincere grat
itude to one and all of the true and
loyal friends-those both far and
near-for their many, many acts of
love and kindness shown me during
my recent misfortune, an automobile
The memories of their kindness
shall be with, me as long as I shall
live and I hope to repay them in
some way at some future time.
JAS. B., MINICK.
September, 27, 1920.
Wanted: Two good mechanics at
$3.00 to $4.00 per day. Apply to G.
D. Mims, Clark Hill, S. C.