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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IO, 1920
Minister's Conference Held.
Mr. Fulmore's Home Burn
ed. Goodly Number of
On Tuesday of this week, the min
isters' conference was held here at
the Baptist church. Recently, the pas
tors of the various eighteen churches
ol' the Ridge association organized
for conferences for discussion of the j
phases of work in this associatoin,
and this meeting here was the first
one held. There were several laymen
invited to attend also, and a day for
the good of the Lord's cause was
spent. The ladies of the church fur
nished a luncheon for the body.
On Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Joe Cox there was-a
meeting in interest of "Greater Con
verse," those present being students
of this college. There are about
twelve here, and these have been
asked to assist in a movement for a
fund that will be used to promote the
interests of this college.
On Friday morning about six
o'clock the home of Mr. M. 0. Ful
more was discovered to be on fire,
Mr. W.' P. Cassells who lives nearby
first seeing it.
After giving an alarm, he rushed
to the building and in being joined
by others they attempted to enter
the part containing the bedrooms,
but this they found impossible. It
was soon found that the family had
left about five o'clock for Chapin to
spend the day with Mr. Fulmore's
father. The only room that the fire
had not gained headway was the liv
ing room, and the furniture of this
' was saved from a side door. The fire
seemed to have started fom the kitch
en, and the flames were beginning
to burn the roof there when discov
Mr. Fulmore was telephoned of his
loss and the family returned that af
ternoon. The neighbors and friends
were all very kind and sympathetic,
and all were ready with warm invi
tations for the family to come to
their homes until some arrangements
could be made.
They spent the evening in the
home of Mr. Wallace Turner, a neigh
bor and then returned to Chapin. Mr.
Fulmore saying that he felt too dazed
. over his.loss to make any plans. He,
- ' On election day last Tuesday there
were between forty and fifty women
who voted. Their voting was done in
the same dignified, womanly man
ner that has always characterized
the women of Jolmston, when they
have taken. a part in any other is
sue or movement.
Although some of the women did
not favor suffrage, now that it is
here, secured the registration ticket
and cast their ballot, realizing that
every woman in the state must needs
do this. The courteous managers
seemed quite ready to assist in any
way, but all seemed well informed
as to the requirements of voting.
Mr. and Mrs. Felie Timmerman
and family of Edgefield, spent Sun
day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey will
spend the week-end at Batesburg
with Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott. The
latter are now domiciled in their at
tractive new bungalow, which is sit
uated nearby the new college. The
walls of this new school are now half
way up, .and this institution promises
to be a fine one.
On Monday evening at the Baptist
church, Dr. Davis, a former super
intendent of the Anti-Saloon League,
made a splendid address on the cause
of temperance. This was a special
service and Dr. J. A. Dobey was the
appointed chairman of the service.
A collection was taken at the close
of his forceful address to be used in
Mrs. Cooner of Batesburg has
been the guest of Mrs. M. R. Wright.
Mrs. Joe Cox represented the Meth
odist missionary society last week at
the state meeting at Spartanburg,
and Mesdames J. D .Kinard and Tom
Weiderman the Lutheran society at
the state meeting in Prosperity.
Mr. Will Johnson and Mrs. Mamie
Hite were married last Sunday af
ternoon at the Methodist pastonage
by Rev. David Kellar.
Mrs. Will Mobley has returned to
Thomson, Ga.,. after a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Annie Lewis.
Mrs. W. S. Mobley has been visit
ing relatives in Ridge Spring.
The football team of the high
school played Batesburg team on
Friday afternoon. A large crowd of
those interested went over to Bates
burg, especially the high school pu
pils. Batesburg won, but Johnston
team said they got some good prac
Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, Rev. Brooke preached a splen
did sermon on "Paying One's Vow."
His concluding remarks concerned
the campaign pledge and the sacred
ness of this obligation and others
were forcefully brought out.
The campaign pledges of the Wo
mans' Missionary society, the Y. W.
A. and other junior societies had all
The women of the Methodist
church observed the past week for
missions, Each afternoon the meet
mg was in charge of a leader who
made the hour a very helpful one
and each one was inspired to a great
er desire to do more for her Master
and the advancement of the King
dom. The gift was a splendid one.
The friends of Miss Emma Bouk
night will be delighted to know that
she will arrive from her trip abroad
on the 30th.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U.
D. C. met Thursday afternoon with
Mrs. James Tompkins, with a full
pleasure that the chapter was one
business session. It was he?.rd with
hundred per cent in the chief ob
jectives of state work.
The Hero fund holds the keen in
terest of the members, this fund be
ing used for Educational purposes,
is the lasting monument to the boys
who gave their lives in the world war.
Mrs. O. D. Black reported three
new members. Mrs. John Wright was
made leader of the Chlidren of the
Delegates elected to the Green
vill state convention were Mrs. P. B.
Waters and Mrs James LaGrone as
alternate, Mrs."J. H. White being a
delegate. A very interesting pro
gram was held, Mrs. Bartow "Walsh
acting as leader, and gave an excel
lent paper oh the subject.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained the
Young Matron's club on Friday af
ternoon, and the members all greatly
enjoyed the time spent this attrac
tive and hospitable home.
An elaborate salad course was
Mrs. Edwin Dasher was hostess
for the New Century club on Tues
day afternoon, and the chief features
of the meeting were in the giving
of $10.00 to the Loan Scholarship
fund, the club expecting to give this
much each year; the planning of a
"book party" to aid/ in the library
movement and the purchasing of
three dozen bulbs for use in social
The subject of the literary pro
gram was Longfellow. After music,
the hostess served a delicious salad
Mrs. Huiet Waters and Master
George have gone to Alabama to
visit the former's mother, Mrs. Os
Dr. Davis at the Methodist
vDr. R. L, Davis of Raleigh, N. C.,
Anti-Saloon League spoke in the
Methodist church on Tuesday even
ing to a fairly good audience. His
subject was "Kill the Tiger and Save
One of the questions he asked was,
"How many towns in South Caro
lina will tell a stranger who visits
them that the finest asset in that
town is the splendid young manhood
which they can boast o??" He said
the greatest need of this country to
day is Men, and said the duty of the
hour for all citizens, both men and
women was law enforcement and
that the people must be doing some
thing if they mean to keep their oath
as American citizens to stand by the
He said the 18th Amendment was
here to stay, and . that the driest
Congress we have ever had will be
gin to serve at the next session, which
is the expression of opinion of the
American people, and that there will
not be, therefore, any repeal or
modification of the Volstead act for
law enforcement, and which distinct
ly specifies that more than one-half
of one per cent alcohol is intoxicat
Dr. Davis was present at the Na
tional Democratic convention in San
Francisco when the governor of New
Jersey was there and Burke Cochran
proposed to introduce the wet plank
in the Democratic platform. He saw
it voted down with enthusiasm. Cicero
says that hatred incurred by virtue
and courage is glorious, but how de
feated is a man who goes down hat
ed because he has been faithless to
Dr. Davis said he was an enthusi
astic supporter of Woman's Suffrage
and had been ever since he found
that it was being fought by the liquor
and vice interests. He said they knew
if women secured the ballot these
interests would speedily go down to
defeat, and that all sheriffs, mayors
and officials might as well take the
passage of the 19th Amendment as
a signal to do their duty or step out
and let some body come in who will
The subject of woman's suffrage
has bene fought by the ignorant, and
used by scheming politicians to catch
their ear, by law breakers who feared
the women's influence and by men
who wink at lawlessness and license
because they can better serve their
personal and commercial interests,
and they do not want the guileless
and honest and unselfish investiga
tion of women into their affairs.
Women are accustomed to detail
and want to get at the bottom of
things. They will use the same tactics
in politics that they have been using
in their neighbors' affairs and will
know all about what is going on sub
rosa and in the open. Sometimes they
will think the evil is there when per
haps it is not there, but so vigorous
ly will they challenge the imaginary
specter that the real article will fear
Home Coming Day at Furman
It is announced that Founder's
and Mome-coming Day will be-cele
brated at Furman University on Sat
urday, December 4th, beginning-at
10:30 in the morning. This is a new
departure in this institution... Dr.
James C. Furman, the first president
and reputed founder of the institu
tion, was born December 5th, 1899,
and the faculty and trustees nave de
cided to celebrate this day annually I
as Founders Day. The first celebra
tion will be next December 4th, iin
us much as December 5th is Sunday.
It "will also be Home-coming Day for,
i all former Furman men, whether
'they graduated or not. An address
J will be made by Hon. S. E. ilicFad
Iden of Chester ,S. C., a graduate--of
the class of 1890, and one of^the
most prominent attorneys in , ihe
state, on "The Life and Charact?r of
Dr. James C. Furman." Attorney
General S. M. Wolfe, a graduate of
the class of 1903, will also .speak,
and Mr. Fred L. Jones of GreenyiUe,
representing the Adelphian Literary
Society and the student bod^ j?t
large. Dinner will be served in the
institution for the guests of the pc
casion and a happy and 'hilarious
time is expected. / ;
It will be an opportunity for many
who have not visited their Alma Mair.
er for a long time to return to the
old college hill and see some of the
extended improvements which are .iii
provess of building. It will .also -be
an occasion for the renewal of old
friendships and the making of new"
ones among the former students of
the institution. Following is a list
of the Furman me nof this county,
as far as they are known, and they
and all other Furman men are invited
and urged to attend:
T. C. Bomar, Johnston; M. B.
roll, Johnston, Willie Derrick, J?hni.'
ston; E. W. Hardy, Johnston; J? 'G;
Holland, Edgefield; Rev. E. L. Kug
ley, Plum Branch; D. J. LaGro?ie;
Johnston, Rev. R. G. Lee, Edgefield;
A. Jefferson Lewis, Johnston; W. E.
Lott, Edgefield; A. E. Padgett, Edge
field; M. G. Satcher, Johnston; j^?);.
Sheppard, Edgefield- E. M. Walker,;
Johnston; A. M. Williams, Trenlren|
J. R. Williams, Trenton.
The Big Business of Education.
Within the last few weeks nearjv
tion h** turned to the work of',
cation. Judged by the numbers-in
volved, education is the nation's big
gest and most important business.
Every woman should make an effort
to know just how much her commu
nity is keeping abreast with the
times. According to the latest figures
available, the total enrollment in
educational institutions of the Unit
ed States is 24,125,225. Yet only
75.32 per cent of the boys and girls
of from 5 to 18 are now enrolled;
less than one-fourth of those in the
elementary schools complete the
course, while less than one-twelfth
of those who complete the course go
through th high schools.
We women can be of service to
education by helping to get a fair
share of capable women on the school
boards and upholding the hands of
good men. We can encourage young
women to train for teachers. The
number was less than the demand
last year by about 40,000, and of
those in service more than 60,000
were insufficiently trained. We can
direct courses of study to those that
are of direct, practical value and to
relate more closely the life of the
school with the life of the outside
world. We can make happy and com
fortable the teachers in our midst.
Part-time schools have been tried
and found practicable. So also have
been found valuable health instruc
tion and examination for physical
defects, as well as increased instruc
tion in thrift, citizenship, music and
Along with increased efforts to get
more boys and girls into school and
more of them to stay until their edu
cation is reasonably complete, must
come additional pay for teachers
and increased financial support of
education in general. Education is
the business of every citizen.-The
to take its place.
Women are like the little boy of
James Whitcombe Riley's poetic con
ception, they are great at "seein'
things at night." They are uneasy
and apprehensive by nature, and will
be believing in the ounce of preven
tion rather than the pound of cure.
They will be critical and exacting,
too, in matters of law enforcement,
as the men sometimes think they are
in the home. For instance, this week
when Mr. Melton was here assisting
the Civic League to sell Lyceum
tickets, he said to one of the women
in pleasantry, Well, we are not go
ing to put any of you women in jail
for not coming up to our expecta
tions," and he was pleasantly startled
when the reply was made, "No, we
will not go to that jail until it is fit
ted up in a.proper manner for ladies
to occupy according to humanitarian
and sanitary standards."
"But they're broken loose forever,
and I fear our fate is sealed
Since they got the little ballot in
the mornin'. "
F. A. M.
Miss Florence "Mims Writes
St. Paul, Minnesota.
I am in this city of saintly name,
for the State Educational Association
but I think it no better than the cap
ital of my own State. Indirectly St.
Paul was named for the Great Apos
tle, for in this place November 1,
1841 a bit of a chapel of that name
was built by a priest, Lucian Galtier,
and from this place of worship the
name is derived.
In the past I have had the privi
lege of visiting the capitols of South
Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode
Island, and Massachusetts. Today for
the first itme, I saw the structure
which claims distinction of being the
capitol of the great state of Minne
sota. Mpst of these buildings look
alike to me, and I could easily have
imagined myself in one of the above
This is a representative structure
in that its decorative parts are made
of marble coming from many states
and many countries. Would that
church congregations and. school
boards would build for eternity as
the state does. If rich resources are
to be found in the country, they are
for. the use of mankind and wise is
that authority which spends its
money to use these resources to the
? To return to the subject of the
states from which the marble comes.
Georgia furnished that used on the
exterior. I had heard the guide men
tion so many states and their con
tributions, that I said to him, "Have
you anything here from South Caro
"Yes," he said, "the nicest thing
in the building is from there." Be
fore my mind rose scarred battle
flags and Civil War trophies and
what not, that he thought valuable.'
Eagerly, I said "What is it?"
. "You," he said, and pointed to me.
My speech, in one small sentence had 1
given me away. ?
In hue of the show rooms in the
capitol these words of. Daniel Web
ster were engraved around the walls:
<fLet us develop the resources of our ;
land, call forth its powers, build up .
its .industries, promote ali the great
interests and see whether we also in
ou?? day and generation may not per- :
form something worthy to be remem- ?
??d.'.' ; ;
?"rom the capitol T went4 to ..the
there are things of peculiar '?titx?tA
to be seen. Covering a large part of
the wall was a huge blue flag with
over one thousand and two hundred
gold stars representing Minnesota's
contribution of her sons to the world
war. There are more stars yet to be
I am always gratified when I see
an organization representing the rel
ics of the past. It shows a proper ap
preciation of the civilization on which
its own present progress is built.
The history of Minnesota is'con
nected always with the Indian who
roamed its plains more recently than
they did those of the South and East.
In a certain room of this building
were Indian relics, among other
things, a birch canoe made by the
Ojibways, which had floated down
the Mississippi perhaps, or skimmed
over the lakes for which this state
is so famous. It was made with the
skill that only a red man could use.
Indian arrows made of copper,
beads and leggings seemed to have
just been put there. Heads of bison
looked down with a helpless. ?s.= the.t
they never knew when they . .?.'med
this country fearing neither man nor
The various historical relics of the
state reveal its history more clearly
than do books. There is ah atmos- ?
phere about such things for which
no printed page can substitute.
The early history of Minnesota is
synonomous with that most pictures- :
que character, the American Indian.
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Nov. 3, 1920.
Mr. Melton Makes Plea For ?
The high schools, the colleges and ]
the universities of this country are
this season booking .Lyceum courses,
larger and of better quality than 1
they have ever before booked.
,The thoughtful women of Edgefield '
are among those booking one of the 1
larger and better courses. They see ]
that Edgefield is year after year be
coming a greater commercial centre, !
and they realize that there are now
on foot movements that will add very 1
materially to Edgefield's commercial !
growth. This is splendid, and upon 1
this spirit of progress Edgefield
should be congratulated.
However, hand in hand with our
commercial growth must go our in- j
tellectual and cultural growth, for ,
the practical without the balancing i
power of the ethical can never attain .
to the highest, nor reach the depths
of Life's best and sweetest. (
It is this thought, reaching a help- <
ing hand down more especially to the ?
young of our city that has prompted :
the mother-heart of Edgefield to
bring within our gates the clean, the :
wholesome, the inspirational in en- ;
This mother-heart understands !
the keen, wide-awake imagination of :
childhood and of youth, and realizes
that their impressionable characters
will, for good or bad, bear through
life the marks of that which enter
Upon this grotfhd we appeal to the
citizenship of Edgefield to support
the Lyceum this season for the good
that it may do childhood, youth and
Your course opens Wednesday
evening, November the tenth with an
excellent attraction. Those who love
the charm and wonder of the human
voice, and love the message of the
violin in the hand of the artist, will
be much more than repaid in this
first attraction the cost of his season
Of course, we know already the
answer that the gallant "citizenship
of Edgefield will make to the Lyce
um appeal-that answer will be now
what it has been in the past, with
a bit added. ,
Long Branch Items,
Miss Lucile Clark spent the week
end with relatives in Augusta.
Raymond and Brunson Derrick,
Walter Hare, Albert Herrin took in
the fair in Calumbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cromer and
family of Saluda spent Sunday with
Mrs. Cromer's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. L. Salter.
Mrs. G. W. Scott eccompanied by
Misses Harvey and Attaway, Miss
Ruth and Lawson Scott attended the
community fair in Saluda, October
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams and
family, G. W. Scott, G. L. Salter at
tended the union meeting at Rocky
G. W. Scott is treating his dwell
ing house to a new dress of paint.
Mr. and Mrs. James Richards,
of Beech Island Spend Week
End in Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. James Richards, of
Beech Island, were guests of their
Edgefield relatives, Mrs. Annie Wal
ker, Mrs. P. .P. Blalock, Jr., and Miss
Kellah Fair for the week-end.
MTS. Richards, a descend it of
Gov. Hammond, and inheritor of his
magnificent colonial residence, where
she now resides, has a rare personal
st /th r'l 1 tea^whih;V '
Ljv on.. Saturday evening, Mrs. Rich
aids delighted the guests with sever
a? selections from master poets, thar'
reciting of poems causing no effort 1
to a mind richly stored with sucjimas
Mrs. S. McGowan Simkins gave a
very interesting s?lection in her in
Victrola music added to the enjoy
able evening. Dainty refreshments,
buffet style, were served in the cozy
A perfect round of pleasant en
tertainment was arranged for the
popular guests whom Edgefield loved
The marriage of Miss Mae Mar
shall Trammell and Mr. Calhoun Al
len Mays, which took place on No
vember the ninth, at high noon, at the
bride's home in Greenwood, is of very
great interest to the many friends
of the groom here in Edgefield, for
his sterling worth and splendid men
tal capacities won him admiration
from early childhood.
Only a few friends, with the rela
tives were invited, and they gather
ed in the pretty living room which
was a veritable bower of yellow chry
Miss Blanche Simmons of. Green
wood, sang "At Dawning," "and then
Mendelssohn's wedding march an
nounced the coming of the happy bri
The bride, looking very charming
in her gown of blue velvet worn with
a picturesque hat, her flowers being
wonderful pink roses, came in with
her brother, Mr. Marshall Trammel,
The groom came in with his best
man, who was his cousin, Mr. Hugh
Middleton, of Augusta.
Dr. Jester, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, pronounced the solemn
words which joined the lives of this
happy couple, a lev; sweet accompa
niment on the piano adding a tender
note of melody.
A very elegant salad course was
served during the informal reception
which followed. The French doors
opened into the breakfast room,
showing the bride's table, which was
most artistically decorated. From it
ivas served the sweet course, with
:offee, which completed the lun
Mr. and Mrs. Mays have motored
to the mountains of North Carolina,
where they will spend their happy
honeymoon, returning, they will be
at home in Greenwood.
Many lovely gifts were bestowed
on the young couple, who will carry
with them into their married life the
?ood wishes of a wide circle of
Among those who attended the
marriage were the groom's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Mays, Mrs. Car
rie Mays and Mrs. J. G. Edwards of
Edgefield and Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Mor
rall of Trenton.
U. D. CC. Meeting Held Witt
Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Th? Edgefield chapter U. D. C.
met at the home of Mrs. W. A. Byrd
for their regular November meeting,
a large number of women being pres
ent. After the opening exercises,
which consisted of the Lord's Prayer
in unison, the president, Mrs. Jeff
Wright conducted the business ses
sion. There was very little except
routine business, the reading of the
minutes and reports from the treas
urer. A't its close the meeting was
turned over to the historian, Mrs..
A. A. Woodson.
The program carried out is arrang
ed by the Historian General whose
wonderful pictures of four great wo
men writers on the war period of the
60's was read by Mrs. Woodson^
These women writers were Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis, Mrs. J. T. Jackson,.
Mrs. Burton Harrison and Mrs- Rog-f
er A. Pryor. Mrs. Campbell, our gemm
erai historian is a' very versatile:
writer and her articles are always,
listened' to with pleasure. Mrs. Mar
tha Barker, one of our ho/ .Tary
members, was asked for a s* cy of
hex activities during the wa ,-yhrch.
she made very attractive, telling par
ticularly of ' the celebration by South1
Carolina and Georgia, of the latter's:
secession from the union. She toklof'
the touching of the two State flags,.
?he Palmetto of South Carolina and
Arms of Georgia, in the. middle of
the Centre Street bridge over the'
Savannah river. She told also of the;
.vork done by the young', girls o?
Augusta of whom she was one, in.
;he way of making tents, and haver
sacks and finally of their having to
nake and pack cartridges.
Mrs. Woodson read a short sketch,
pf an Edgefield man in the Confed
erate army who served throughout,
is a captain and received his dis
:harge at Appomattox as a major.
This was Robert Glover Lanham,
brother of Rev. P. B. Lanham. We:
ire always so glad to have these:
?ketches from the families, of. our
)ld soldiers. '
Mrs. Feltham, our gleaner, ga ve UK
i good story as related by Mrs. Jim
Richards, on her recent visit here, of
i Southern boy during the World's:
SVar, of 'this boy's efforts to enter.
:he- service and finally of his accep
tance for a clerical position in Wash
ington,-and eventually of his death
from influenza, and- the; -fine
'-.vveiy poem arnon g'his' effe
V tea in
little daughters, Isabel
Lily and Mrs. Walton Fulled
Second Division Meeting al
The Mission societies of all grades
from the following churches are ex
pected to be present on Saturday at
the division meeting at Peacehaven:
Antioch, Horn's Creek, Red Hill, Re
Dublican, Mt. Zion Hardys, Trenton.
Devotions, Mrs. T. P. Salter, Tren
Roll Call of all societies with ver
sal reports telling plans for the year.
Reading of Recommendations, Mrs
I. L. Mims.
Election of dh'ision officers.
Recitation and songs by any Sun
seam children present.
Talk by Mrs. Tillman on the im
portance of Sunbeam work.
The meeting will be in charge of
Mrs. Carrie Hammond.
The special object of the meeting
s to elect officers for the ensuing
/ear, so let each one come in prayer
;hat a wise selection may be made.
Subscribe to Export Corpora
Sometimes the word "subscribe"
viii scare people, but at the present
;he cotton farmer must not become
ilarmed at this word if he hears it
vithin the next few weeks by one
:anvassing for the Export and Import
Corporation. The farmer must not
lepena* any longer on the Federal
Reserve banking system to handle
lis crop and must not depend on the
Cotton Exchanges to market his cot
ion for him and still expect a great,
)ig price for COTTON. Mr. Farmer,
f you care anything about yourself
ind your neighbor and want to see
,-our market conditions improved, we
iuggest that you do something to get
;he work of the Export Corporation
tarted. There will be three meetings
?eld in the county next week. Now,
rou stop your fooling and go to one
>f these meetings and do something
if ter you get there. Below is the
Monday, November 15th, ll a. m>,
5-dgefield Court House.
Tuesday, November 16th, 10:30
i. m., Red Hill school-; 3:00 p. m.,.
Souch Carolina has already sub
icribed over a million dollars to the
Corporation, and cotton will begin
noving next month. What have you
Do not get the idea that your are
jiving something away when you
:ake stock in this corporation. You
ire guaranteed S per cent interest
>n your money and besides you wi21
jet a patronage dividend. , So you
lave all to gain and nothing to lose^
DO YOUR BIT.