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Woman's Christian Temper
The first W. C. T. U. meeting of
the year was held on Monday after
noon with Mrs. W. C. Tompkins. The
Inclement weather and mud kept
some of the members away, but with
. al the parlor was full and overflow
ing and the happiness and hospitality
within shut out all thought of the
gToom without. The 1921 Year books
were distributed and a New Year
card on which appeared a sincere
greeting from the president to each
member, was given as a souvenir.
The subject was Americanization,
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn reading a leaflet
giving the importance of helping all
foreigners who came to us, or learn
ing the English language. Another
article on the great value of our
. immigrant population was read, j
showing how wonderfully they aid in
the industrial world. Mrs. R. E. Mor
gan was appointed as a committee
to confer with any of our foreign
neighbors in Edgefield and offer as
sistance in selecting suitable books
for a further study of the language
as is suggested by our national or
ganization which now has fifteen
Americanization centres- in as many
large cities. k
The matters of entertaining the
Teachers' Association was introduc
ed, and it was unanimously decided
to do this, and committees were ap
Some encouraging news was read
showing the benefit of the national
prohibition law, and the announce
ment made that much of the dis
couraging news read and reported
is but propaganda of the liquor peo
ple to discredit the value of nation
al prohibition. As a matter of fact
there have been wonderful decreases
. in pauperism, crime, drunkenness,
and all the other results, of license
in our country since the law went in
to effect a year ago, as can be readily
proven. ? -.
A contest was used in place of the
citizenship lesson, in which all the
states which ratified the suffrage
amendment were used which was a
geographical contest and afforded
. The best answers were given by '
Mrs. Thomas Barker, who was our !
newest member, and was presented \
with a bungalow apron. Another .
apron was given the one who guess
ed what the prize was before being
opened, |and this was won by Mrs.
TV. C. Tompkins. .
A letter of appreciation was read
from Mrs. Morgan for a funeral de- ^
.sign sent on the occasion of her j
At the close, coffee with whipped .
cream and a variety of Christmas
cake was served by Mrs. Tompkins
and Mrs. Susan Hill.
The next meeting will be held with ?
Mrs. R. G. Lee February 7.
To the Children, Relatives and
Friends of Mrs. Sallie D. Jones.
I was shocked beyond measure,
and my heart saddened by the news
of the death of this noble Christian
woman, who was a life long friend
and neighbor to my mother and her
family. Her Christian spirit was an
inspiration to all who knew her and
her only son, Mr. C. C. Jones, that
splendid Christian gentleman and her
four girls, all the highest type of
womanhood testify to her noble char
acter as a mother
To her children I wish to extend
all the truest heart-felt sympathy my
weak self is capable of.
. As I write my eyes are dimmed by
tears as my heart goes out to you.
I realize too, how little words of mine
may tend to comfort you. So I re
commend to you the promise of our
Saviour in which your mother de
voutly believed. And then too, may
the thought of how good you,have
been to her in her declining years,
ministering to her eveTy comfort,
and by your exemplary lives shown
you were worthy of her teaching in
a measure comfort you.
"And the time must come when
Mother's hands are folded,
To us the dearest, fairest hands
The master Sculptor moulded.
The angels kissed the loving eyes,
And closed the white-fringed
The -pulseless breast is now at rest,
God keeps the silent sleeper.
But let's not think of her as dead
Just waiting over yonder
In that fair land with the angel band,
That sunshine land of wonder.
We will see her smile again some day
His promise still rings true;
Til go^and stay a little while,
Then I'll come back to you."
With loving tenderness,
W. S. G. HEATH.
FOR RENT: A two-horse farm,
good land, near Mr. Darling Jack
son's in the Philippi section. Apply to
Dr. W. P. TIMMERMAN,
. Batesburg, S. C.
REV. SAM SMALL, D. D.
Hear this celebrated Southern
evangelist, editor and lecturer speak
in the Baptist church Friday, Jan
uary 7, at 7:30 p. m. A great intel
lectual and spiritual treat is in store
for all who ft>ear him.
Death of Mrs. Ola Thurmond
On last Wednesday morning the
Sweetwater community was greatly
shocked when the sad and very sud
den death of Mrs. Ola Glover, the
wife of Mr. R. Wiley Glover, was
made know to the community in gen
eral. She was in seemingly good
health and prepared a very bountiful
dinner the day before and entertain
ed some of her friends at dinner.
She seemed to be unusually happy
that night before retiring and chat
ted quite a while with her beloved
husband before they retired. Shortly
after midnight, withdut scarcely a
moment's warning she breathed her
last. The Lord called her home when
we least expected it, but she was
A nobler character, a more virtu
rous woman never lived. Her husband
ltfved her and looked up to her; her
children obeyed her and honored her. !
She united with the church in her 1
young days and was a true faithful
member of Hardy's church. She was
an active member of the Woman's j
Missionary society, ever ready and 1
willing to do her best for her Master. '<
Her death is the first death in our so- 1
ciety and we all do mourn her loss ?'
sadly. . 1
She was a devoted wife to her kind <
husband and a better, nobler mother 1
never lived. She never neglected her 1
loved ones and always camed a sweet '<
happy face. _ ]
We thank our Father for sparing <
this sweet, noble Christian woman to i
us these forty-odd years of her life,
and we thank Him for her cheerful- j
ness, her usefulness in the church <
and for her influence in her home. 1
She chose the better things of life i
and therefore trained her children in 1
the way they should go. (
The funeral services were conduct- ]
ed by Rev. P. B. Lanham that after- ?
noon at Republican church. She was 1
laid to rest in the Republican cerne- <
tery by the grave of her two depart- 1
ed babes. The many lovely floral of- ;
ferings were tokens of the high es- \
teem in which she was held. Friends
came from Augusta and Edgefield (
to pay their last respects to this no- ^
ble departed character and to the
heart-broken husband and the little ,
children She is survived by her hus- '
band and seven children, the eldest, ,
only fifteen years of age and the .
youngest just one month old; and one ,
sister, Mrs. John W. Roper, and one \
brother, Mr. Joe. A. Thurmond.
To the bereaved husband and the
little children we offer our truest and
deepest sympathy in this sad hour of ,
trial and commend them to our .
Heavenly Father who doeth all things
"And so dear friend, farewell,
To thee we trust a happier life is
One tie to earth for us hath loosed
Another formed for heaven."
One who will miss her in the so
, MATTIE SHAW.
January 3, 1921.
Christmas Tree at Berea.
Along with a very beautiful and
well-laden Christmas tree, the Sun
beam society of Berea church, under
the leadership of M?JS Ida Timmer
man, provided a missionary program,
which followed up closely the plan
of the Woman' Missionary Union,
and was very effective. A high plat
form was built and the children were
dressed in the costumes of all the
countries in which our missionaries
are working. If we had the names
every one should be mentioned, for
the occasion was worthy of it.
When the program was over Mr.
Pierce Timmerman as Santa Cluas,
presented a gift to each child and
nearly every one there, these coming
Meeting o? Music Club:
The Music ci'vrh1 of Edgefield enjoy
ed'a gala day on. Saturday, January
1, at the home of the president, Mrs.
. Mamie.N. Tillman.. This was a beau
tiful and inspiring way to begin the
New Year of 1921,, in hearing the
very best of music, and from those
whom we really loved and valued for
themselves and the associations, as
well as because they are near to us
in space, coming from our-neighbor
city of Augusta, across whose river
our people have for many years
reached a helping or a receiving
We have co-operated in a commer
icial way with the city of Augusta,
,and occasionally they have contri
buted of the overflow of their culture
in oratory and music to their village
neighbor across the way.
There has been no occasion, how
ever, more intrinsically worth while
that the city has provided than-the
one on New Year's Day, when Signo
ra Carolina de Fabritiis lent her
presence to us a little while and made
us glad- and uplifted and cheered for
a new yeai\
The parlor was full to overflowing.
Everybody came who could come,
and they all were there with great
expectations, on tip toe, ?s it were,
with- eagerness and assurance that
they would be well entertained- .4
When all had assembled, Mrs. Till
man announced that Signora de Fa
britiis and Mr. Robert ?rvin were
here and they were ushered inland
introduced to the waiting guests. (
Mr. Irvin immediately took his seat
at the lovely piano, and Signora, on
request, talked most charmingly for
a few minutes (and everybody want
ed her to say more on singing and
the voice and captivating incidents
in her experiences, and made every- .
body wish they could do what she
was doing always. Then all too soon
she stopped, but to continue in a
more delightful program of song, be
cause this time we had her voice in
song and the addition of a splendid;
accompaniment, by Mr. Irvin, who
has the rare gift of knowing how.
Three of her songs were Italian,
the native tongue of Signora de Fa
aritiis, and they were all love songs,
ind she was lovely and sang them
?vith so much soul and meaning that
is "all the world loves a lover" we
ivere all in love with her and with
:he world. We did not understand
;he Italian, but we understood all
;hat she sang because of her voice
ind her eyes and herself. She inter
preted it for us without the knowl
edge of Italian, for love is the same
n all tongues.
Mr. Irvin then gave a most highly
pleasing group of piano solos, most
)f them modern compositions from
:he musicians of different Rationali
ties. He was cheered most enthusias
tically at the end of each selection,
?ach seeming to be more and more
beautiful as they came from,his sup
ple fingers, the instruments of his
musical temperament. The Music
:lub appreciated the honor conferred
apon them in the willingness of Mr.
irvin to give an hour of inspiration
to thsi organization of music lovers.
When this was finished, Signora
ie Fabritiis arose and sang five selec
tions from English, Russian and
American composers, and we. all felt
so privileged to listen and so reluc
tant to hear that the program was
finished, and so grateful to-Mrs. Till
man that she had provided this after
noon for us through her cordial invi
tation to these distinguished musi
The last scene of the afternoon
was laid in the spacious dining room
where sliced cream, fruit cake and
mints were served.
The following is the musical ^pro
Caro Mio Ben_? r-Giord?ni
M'ha presso alla-sua ragna_Paradies
Un organetto suona per la via Star
nello_ __ _ Sibella Smigalia
Signora De .Fabritiis
Apr?s-midi Au-dessous Des Arbres
Petit Poncet_-J Ravel
Poeme _- _- _-_Mana-Zucca
Juba (Dance) __-- Dett
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Not From the Whole Wide World
Thy Beaming Eyes - _ MacDowell
Away on the Hill - Ronald
Signora De Fabritiis.
from friends and relatives, and some
of the children receiving several
packages. Miss Timmerman is to be
congratulated on her success in car
rying out such a successful program.
Grateful for Generous
I take this means of thanking the people of Edgefield
county for the splendid patronage given me during
1920. Not only did my old patrons give me a gener
ous share of their business but I added many new
friends to my list of custumers.
I solicit a continuance of this patronage during the
J921, and I shall endeavor to merit it by courteous
and obliging treatment of the. people and selling de
pendable merchandise at reasonable prices. Again I
wish to thank the p?ople for the large volume of bus
iness given me in 1920 and ask for a continuance
through the good year 1921.
Report of American Legion
Regular meeting of the American
Legion Post was held last night in
the club rooms. The meeting was at
tended by quite a few of the ex-ser
vice men of the county. At the meet
ing it was decided to have a banquet
for the ex-service men of the county
at the Dixie Highway Hotel on the
21st day of January, 1921 at 8 p.
m. This banquet will be given exclu
sively for the ex-service men 'and
each man is given the privilege of
bringing one or more ladies as he
deems necessary. All ex-service men
desiring to attend will give their
names to Mr. Harold Norris, the sec
retary of the Post and also whether
or not they are going to bring a lady
in order that Mr. Norris may'know
how *".any ti arrange for. It is not
compulsory to bring one of the fair
er sex Lui the general idea amongst
most of the boys is that unless the
lad?2s.are present the banquet would
not be worth much. So, fellows make
your dates and see Mr. Norris in re
gard to the banquet as soon as you
can conveniently do so. The wives of
ex-service men are requested to and
urged to be present-make your hus
bands bring you. All ex-serviceSnen
are urged to attend whether you
have joined the Post or not.
I would like to call the attention
of the ex-service men of the county
to the fact that the Post has at last
received its charter. Before this we
have had only a temporary one. The
charter of course, will be framed and
placed in the Ameriean Legion club
The secretary received the 1921
Post dues last night from a number
of the members but quite a few have
neglected their dues so be ready to
pay your Post dues whenever the
secretary, Mr. Norris sees you, for
we ought to try to keep the Post in
good standing with the State and Na
More definite information will be
announced next week concerning the
CLAUDE T. BURNETT,
Commander Post No. 30.
Cleveland Big Boll cotton seed.
Seed from Wannamaker's last year
and ginned on private gin. Yield 40
bales on 36 acres in nineteen-twenty.
Price $1.00 per bushel in January.
B. R. TILLMAN,
Trenton, S. C.
Just received a car load of
They are as good as can be i
lot cheaper than last year.
BEN. L. ]
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
quired to make returns of the same
to the Auditor under oath within the
time mentioned below and the Audi
tor is required by law to add a penal
ty of 50 per cent, to all property that
it hot returned on or before the 20th
day of February in any year. ,
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent., penalty will
be added for failure to make re
turns. . . -
For the connvenienoe of tax pay
ers, I or my representative will be at
the following appointed places on
the dates mentioned to receive tax
returns : !
Ropers, Monday, January 17.
Meriwether, Thunnond's Store,
Tuesday, January 18.. ...
.Collier, Wednesday, January 19.
. Red Hill, Thursday, January 20.
Cleora, Friday,, January 21. '
W. R. E. Winn,. Saturday, Janu
Pleasant Lane? Monday, January
Meeting Street;. Tuesday, January
Johnston, Wednesday, January
Herrin's Store, Tursday, January
Trenton, Friday, January 28.
The office will be open to receive
returns from, first day of January till
the 20th day of February, 1921, as
prescribed by law.
J? R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C., S. C.
NO. 1 Ten-room dwelling with tin
[ roof, almost new, within a short w?lk.
!of post office. Completed with mod
ern conveniences, electric lights, etc
Has garden, also corn and potato
land at premises. All out buildings.
NO. 2. Twenty-one (21) acre farm
with seven-room, modern dwelling
with electric lights, and all out build
ings. Has plenty of wood, pastare
with water and 18 acres will make a
bale of cotton to the acre. Conve
nient to High School. Partly in the
town of Edgefield.
E. J. NORRIS.
Dil ? ii&iJ Family Medicine.
good young Tennesee mules,
aised anywhere, and a whole
Death of Mrs. Sallie D. Jones.
The death of Mrs. Sallie D. Jones
at her home in the Antioch section
Tuesday evening ?at seven o'clock^
marked the transporting of a saintly
person from the earthly to the heav
enly home. Her'death, so sudden and
unexpected, was a great shock to the
family and friends of Mrs. Jones.
She had spent the day with her
daughter, Mrs. Lester Talbert, ap
parently as well and strong as usual,
but soon after her return she com
plained of not feeling well and went
to bed. Within a short time she pass
ed away, her soul being wafted by
angels to the God whence it came.
Heart failure is believed to have been
the immediate cause of her death.
Mrs. Jones was a consecrated
Christian woman who impressed all
with whom she came in contact with
her deep and unwavering piety. She
was a member of Antioch church,
from which, the funeral was conduct
ed Wednesday afternoon by her pas-'
tor, Rev. W. R> Barnes. This good
woman will be missed in the home,
in the community and in her church.
She grew*rsweeter and '.sweeter and
more lovable ag the years grew upon
her, causing her influence to be more
helpful arri more widely felt in the
Mrs.. Jones is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Nannie Talbert, Mrs.-.
Lester Talbert, Mrs. Maggie Mliler
and Mis. Prescott Lyon, and one son.
Mr. C. C> Jones. A Christian life has
been crowned with full fruition, be
ing, a. sweet benediction to all who
came, within its sphere of influence.
Owing to the change in the law
fixing* the commutation tax at $4.00,
or- work four days on the public
roads, the board of county commis
sioners will appoint for each commu
nity a road overseer upon the recom
mendation of the people of the com
munity. Overseers will be authorized
to notify all persons liable under the
law for road duty to work the road
at such time as they may name, and
will be also authorized tb collect the
$4.00 from citizens who prefer to?
pay instead of work. Overseers will
be further authorized to expend the
money so collected in hiring addition
al laborers for the roads. The board
desires that it be distinctly under,
stood that it shall be the policy of the
board to carry out th? law which pro
vides that all commutation tax shall
be spent on the roads in the township
in which it is paid.
Up to this time the board has re
ceived offers of free service as over
seers from a number of men who are
under the law not liable for road
duty, and it will be understood that
all who serve in the capacity of road
overseer who are liable for road duty
their services must be rendered the
same as other citizens who are liable
for road duty and without compensa
tion by the board. We are glad that
these citizens over the age have of
fered their free services and we shall
give them our fullest co-operation.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
JAMES W. DEVORE,
T. LESTER TALBERT
Board of Co. Commissioners,