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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S4 C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920 lyf No. 38
Manual Training in School'
Success. Bride-Elect En
tertained. Mary Ann
Buie Chapter Met.
The manual training class of the
High school is a department that is
proving a most successful one, as far
as the interest of the young gentle
men are concerned, and the articles
made, show how talented some' of the
boys are. A number of the boys
spend their vacant periods here, so
interesting to- they find the work.
This class answers a two-fold pur
pose,, in training the boys and at the
same time keeps them occupied.
Owing to financial conditions, at
the beginning pf this new year, it
was feared that the class would have
to be discontinued, but last week the
patrons and friends made up a purse
of sufficient funds to continue the
class with all needed material.
A microscope to be used in the
laboratory is greatly needed at the
high school and this will- soon be
forth coming, it having been hinted
that one interested in the school
would supply the need.
Prof. Crompton, superintendent
of the high school has set forth the
movement of a movie machine at the
high school. There is no better way
of educating than by good movies and
in many of the studies the grades
could be aided in geography, for in
stance, as the countries are studied.
Pictures of things worth while, would
mean much to each student. The idea
of the movie at the school is meeting
the endorsement of all, and especial
ly the ladies. The organizations are
taking hold of it an? offer aid in
contribution. The P^HftyflHHM??
soon be a realit^j^he '/ligh. s^hro?, ?
for ''where Jfm ^k^SSt^^^y 1
~a~w sy:-* ^^fcL&???80B?
. A light s?ow,o?ell here Saturday
about noon. All the little folks who
saw the snow prayed for it to contin
ue and the old folks for it to stop.
Mrs. O. D. Black, first vice-presi
dent, U. D. C., upon invitation, went
over to Blackville, Denmark nad Elk- :
hai t to met with the Davis Lee chap
ter of the first named at a special :
meeting and also to assist in the or- :
ganization of a chapter at the last ?
Mr. Milton Meyer of Florida has ?
"been the guest of his cousin, Mrs.
M. Pv. Wright.
Mrs. John Fleming Marsh of Co
lumbia has been for a visit in the .
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mrs. James Hart of Edgefield has
been spending a while with her sis
ter, Mrs. James Tompkins. Last week
Mrs. Tompkins had the misfortune
to step on a nail which has caused '
her much discomfort.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher spent Tuesday
in Columbia attending a board meet
ing at which time State Work, W.
M/U. was discussed.
Mr. and Mrs. Smyly Stevens of '
Bennettsville were here Friday morn- 1
ing en route to Meeting Street, hav?
ing been summoned to the bedside
of the f?rmelas mother, Mrs. Ida
Stevens, who was critically ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Shauls of New York
have been the guests of Dr. and Mrs.
G. D. Walker.
Mrs. Oliver Hamilton and little
Ann returnefVto Middlebrooke, Va.,
this "week af tra a visit to relatives
here. Their visit was a pleasure to
Dr. L. S. MaxwcF. w?nt to Green
ville this week to carry his little neph
ew, Maxwell, to his home, the little
boy having spent the past week here.
Mrs. Frank Kenny of Warrenville,
is visiting Mrs. Hansford Rhoden.
Mrs. Walter Derrick visited in Au
gusta last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones who lost their
home by fire last week have rooms at
Mr. Brooks Sawyer's.
Mesdames J. W. Marsh and J. A.
Lott were joint hostesses for a lovely
party on Wednesday- for Miss Maude
Nickerson, whose marriage is to be
a happy event of the 18thr This was
had at Breezy Heights, the home of
Mrs. Marsh, and the rooms were .fill
ed "with bright flowers and there was
a festive air over all for the honoree
was one that everyone loved and all
wanted to contribute in some way
at this happiest time of times.
A beautiful musical program was
arranged, this being had after the
sixty guests had been cordially wel
Vocal duet, "Let the Rest of the
World go By"-Mesdames' Kellar
Vocal solo, "Just Awearying For
Piano solo, "Love's Rhapsody"
Miss Emma Bouknight.
Toast to the Honoree, Mrs. J. H.
Vocal solo, "The Kissing' Gate,,
Piano duet, "Mid Summer Night's
Dream"-Mrs. Connerly and Miss
A delicious course of pink and
white block cream, and pound cake
was served and then the honoree was
given a ball of twine and told to
trace its end. This led up the stair
way and ?s she reached the chande
lier which was arranged as a big pink
bell, the pull on the string caused a
shower of rice to fall from the bell
over the honoree. The lights then
came on and exhibited several tables
full of pretty shower gifts from all
present. For these, Miss Nickerson
thanked all most warmly.
Mr. and Mrs. Belton Stevens cel
ebrated the 32 anniversary of their
marriage on January 16th, Sunday,
and at this time had with them all
their brothers and sisters, that could
be with them, and other relatives.. An
elegant turkey dinner was served.
Mrs. Stevens was Miss Eunice Still
of Good Hope, the marriage taking
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U.
D. C. held a full meeting Thursday
and many plans were laid.
"Lee and Jackson Day" will be cel
ebrated on January 21st. At 12
the veterans dr the town by the chap
ter, this to be held at the home of
Mi's. J. H. Whit?, who kindly offered
her home for the occasion. The chap
ter was the recipient of some valu
able papers from Mr. J. R. Hart, al
so a list of his company.
The president thanked the chapter
for the honor conferred on her by
making her a life member in. the
?rreat library work.
It was reported that fruit had been
sent at Christmas to veterans who
were indisposed, and flowers sent to
the elderly ladies.
A pageant is being planned to raise
funds for the years' work. ?
On Thursday afternoon Miss Annie
Crouch and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell en
tertained with an elaborate reception
for Miss Maude Nickerson. The lower
floor of the home was en suite and
decorated in cut flowers and quanti
ties of ferns and foliage. About
seventy-five called during the hours.
A number of friends assisted the
hostesses in directing the guests as
the arrived, among these being Mes
dames J. W. Marsh, C. P. Corn, J. L.
Walker, Walter Sawyer, G. H. Bal
antine, J. A. Lott and Miss Zena
Zayne. Punch was served in the li
brary by Mrs. J. H. Payne and Miss
Frances Turner,, and music was fur
nished in here by Mrs. William Con
nerly, Mrs. Eugene McAlpine, Miss
Hallie White and Mr. Elliot Lewis.
The receiving line in the parlor
was composed of Miss Annie Crouch,
Miss Nickerson, who was lovely in a
handsome toilet of beaded wisteria
charmeuse, Mrs. Fannie Nickerson,
Mrs. John Fleming Marsh, Misses
Ella Jacobs, Antoinette Denny, Miss
es Hutto, Bailey and Crawford, Mrs.
L. S. Maxwell and Mrs. Taylor Good
wyn. After pleasantries, the guests
were directed to the dining room by
Miss Emma Bouknight, where seated
at a beautifully appointed table, cof
fee was poured by Mesdames Price
Timmerman and Archie Lewis. With
this was served sandwiches, cheese
straws, black fruit cake and mints,
those serving being Mrs. Wallace
Turner, Misses Elise Mobley and Sue
After the receiving line had broken
the hostesses presented the honoree
with a bouquet of lillies and ferns.
Miss Emma Bouknight entertained
the bridge club on Friday afternoon
at her hospitable home, "Mulberry
Hill." Four tables were played and
the highest score being held by Miss
do certify that I am a farmer^p||;: ci
promise and agree on my sacred wc
1921 I will not plant in cotton n
cultivated by me during the year ^92
And I further promise that I %il
-' ?'<!?'''? '
have with my friends and neighbif^s
and to co-operate with the connty^qi
work for the said cotton redhcti?rfe
Annie Crouch, she was presented, 1
with the prize.
After music the hostess served an j
elaborate salad course, with coffee.;]
The occasion was a delightful one,:i
Miss Bouknight being a charming^
hostess. '>? '
The- W. C. T. U. met Friday after-*
loon with Mrs. T. R. Denny, at which \
lime plans were made for the cele-].
Gration of January 16th, the Day of j;
Victory. The union voted to give fi-.;
lancial nid to a case that came under j
;he line of moral education. It also
foted to give its support in helping
place a movie machine at the high
school. In other matters for good the
anion took nction.
The year books, which were hand
nade, were distributed, these being ?.
An instructive program on
Vlarsh. A color scheme of yellow
md white made the rooms attractive
md the yellow lights were used.
About eight tables for rook were
md and a delightful game played.
Ul * then were invited into the din
ng room where a salad course was
lerved from dainty china and lovely
The centerpiece of the table was a
arge basket of yellow and white nar
A meeting that was very impress
ve and calculative of great good,
vas that of Sunday evening, this be
ng a celebration of the anniversary
)f National Constitutional Prohibi
;ion. A union service was held in the
Baptist church, and conducted by
?ev. W. S. Brooke, this being under
;he auspices of the W. C. T. U. Spe
:ial music was given by the united
:hoirs, and a chorus from the girls
>f the L. T. L. was sweetly sung. Rev.
iinard spoke on "Law Enforcement"
mdRev. Kellar on "Citizenship" and
io two more impressive- and timely
;alks have been heard.
The Jolly Bachelor Maids.
The Bechelor Maids had a round
)f delightful entertainments last
veek, beginning with the lovely party
ast Monday given by Miss Ruth De
joach, followed by Miss Ruth Tim
nerman's elaborate affair on Thurs
lay afternoon, and ending with a de
ightful afternoon with Mrs. P. P.
31alock, Jr., on Saturday.
There are ?no merrier parties giv
sn in old Edgefield than the gather
ngs of this club, and, of all the
'lab?rate parties given by a member
ihip of wonderful housekeepers,
;here have been no more enjoyable
>ccasions than the three beautiful
parties of last week.
Elegant Stag Dinner.
On Friday evening of last week,
Vir. P. P. Blalock, Jr., entertained
vith a most elaboi-ate stag dinner.
k???x the guests had lingered around
;he festive board, where a delightful
turkey dinner had been served, they
ldjourned to the living room, enjoy
ng the clever yarns that are so much
i part of stag affairs. The guests in
cluded Drs. J. S. Byrd, H. C. Mitch
ill, J. G. Edwards and R. A. Nichol
son, Messrs. Bettis Cantelou, R. L.
iToung, J. G. Alford, John Addison,
lames Timmerman, Sr., Rainsford
3antelou, L. T. May, Clyde Hamilton,
Jerald LaGrone and Roy Parker.
I PLEDGE i
._, of the county of Edgefield,
litton grower, and hereby solemnly
ird of honor that during the year
lore than one:third of the lands
1 use whatever influence that I may
to have them sign a like obligation
tnmittee in the organization and the
Two South Carolinians in
!By Dr. J. F. Love, Corresponding
f. I want to share with. South Caro
lina Baptists something of the look
which I have had into the lives of
two of their servants of Christ in
South China. The service which these
two devoted missionaries are render
ing is in some respects typical of
that which others are doing, ? and
should have value for students of
, On, my recent visit to China I re
?ewed acquaintance with Rev. John
Lake and his good wife, whom/he af
fectionately calls "Lady of the
Lake." It was significant of the high
qsteem in which these two people are
held? by leading . Chinese of South
Mina that a government cruiser was
known in America as the former
Chinese ambassador, and now the
head of the Chinese Congress which
was a few years ago set up in South
China. I have already written briefly
of this trip which was one of excep
tional and delightful interest. The
cruiser was equipped with amis and
soldiers and an official representative
of Dr. Wu accompanied the party as
a mark of honor to the Lakes and to
insure safety and consideration wher
ever we went.
The Lakes have for years been in
terested in the unfortunate lepers of
South China, and have dispensed
much charity for the relief of these
poor creatures. For sometime they
have had plans for a leper colony
where incurables could be segregated
and yet where they could receive
comforts and be insured such help
as would make life as endurable as
possible as long as it lasts. Accord
ingly our good friends had located
an island in the China Sea, and, af
ter having explored it themselves, in
vited us to visit it so that we could
furnish testimony to the friends of
lepers as to its fitness for the purpose
named. We were glad to do this, and
found the island sufficiently removed
from the surrounding islands to in
sure the inhabitants of these securi
ty from contagion, and at the same
time it is protected by these islands
from the severe storms which some
times visit the China Sea ,so as to
make it a safe place for the lepers
themselves. It was found that not a
human being lives on this island, al
though it seemed to be capable of a
But the main object of this trip
was to. visit points in Brother Lake's
country work. Besides the work
which these missionaries are doing in
Sunning Co., where ?they already
have six chapels, they have charge of
work in five other counties with a to
tal of some forty chapels and schools
and some work in Canton. The man
ager of the Sunning Railroad, in ap
preciation of the work which the
Lakes are doing among his people
along the railroad, placed at their
disposal a special train which allow
ed us to stop anywhere and as long
as we pleased. Accordingly, visits
were made to a leper colony and to
some of the chapels which Brother
Lake has built. Everywhere crowds
were waiting for the party, and
seemed to eager to hear whatever
message we had for them. We did not
maintain a schedule, and therefore
at certain points people waited for
hours, and then filled the chapel when
What a tribute all of this is to this
devoted couple who are giving them
selves joyfully to the Chinese in the
effort to enrich them in the gospel' of
Christ! It is not believable that con
gregations in this country would un-,
der any circumstances wait for a
preacher as these did. But they have
learned to believe that these mission
aries are their friends, and that their
lives are given to this work' for their
good; The Lakes have erected thir
teen buildings in as many years on
their field ,and the money which has
gone into these buildings has been
from their own small resources and
from the/natives, some of whom liv
ing in America, have sent back their
contributions. They have never ask
ed the gift of one . dollar from the
Foreign Mission Board for one of
It is from this\part of China that
most, of the Chinese come to Ameri
ca. Many of the Chinese in this coun
try will, if* you question them, tell
you that they know the Lakes as well
as some others of our South China
missionaries. Who can calculate the
blessed influences which go out of
and will survive these lives? This
?ood man and woman are insepar
able: They go singing hand in hand
to their work up and down South
China, sometimes on a river boat,
sometimes in a sampan, sometimes
afoot or on a wheelbarrow, but
everywhere joyful*in. the Lord and
happy to give themselves to others
in order to carry the Good Tidings
where men and women in their ig
norance, sin, sorrow, suffer and die.
Av trip with them into the country or
At the risk of being reproved, I
quote from a joint letterirom Broth
er Lake and the "Lady of the Lake."
It was written for a token to reach
us on the steamer which bore us away
"Now, you c?on't want any long
steamer letter in a handwriting like
mine-but know this, that through
the year your stay with us, the heart
to heart touch with you, will help us
over the rough way.- out here. We
two haye gladly chosen the rougher
part and we love it-no piano in our
home-mine was a part of me, and
I gave it away when I came to China ;
no chasing after shadows of style for
us; no time ever to curry favor with
those who think the plain Southern
Baptists are not "quality"-bah!
Souls for our hire! Leave us two-us
one! alone, with our more than twen
ty chapels, and our nearly twenty
schools, and the rest can unite, and
"resolute," and divide territory, and
exchange letters, we (and we thor
oughly believe our mission, too) will
be with you in the essential things,
the things for which our fathers
fought and died-soul liberty and
New Testament truth-and no quar
rel with those who are of the con
trary, opinion either. God bless
Such lives and such letters provoke
this writer to a desire for greater
consecration and more faithful ser
vice whatever influence .such may ex
ert upon those to whom is hereby
given a glint into the lives of just
two of the many of Christ's faithful
servants who have gone hence in His
Mrs. Lillie Kelly Hostess.
Mrs. Lillie Kelly, who makes her
home here with her sister, Mrs. J.
G. Alford, gave a lovely card party
on last Wednesday afternoon.
At the conclusion of the enjoyable
games Miss Mae Tompkins was found
to have won the head prize, a piece
of the hostess' exquisite needlework,
a lace boudoir cap, with dainty rib
.A,n' elaborate hot turkey repast
was served late in the afternoon,
completing the lovely party.
now To Give Quinine To Children.
PEBRILINE ts the trademark name given to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, plea?
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults ?ho cannot
lake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur*
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The I
tome F3BRJJJNE is blown in*??Ule. SSceoU ;
Brimson School Opens. Cut
. Cotton Acreage and In
crease Food Crops. La- 4
Christmas is ov?r and people are
starting out for another crop. As
some one remarked, the only way we
knew it was Christmas was by looking
at the calendar.
Misses Eugenia "and Lina Brunsott
were at home from Winthrop an*
Abney Brunson from B. M. Lj afc
Mr. N. R. Bartley has moved to
Mr. Gus Wash's place.
Mr. Press Morgan has a job on
the road with Mr. Edmunds running
Miss Wilmouth Seigler is attending
High School in Edgefield.
We sympathize with Mr. Lem Har^
ling and family in the loss of one ot"
his sons aryl now in the serious illness
of his oldest boy.
The Brunson School opened again
on Monday the 3rd, with Miss Emma
Ligon as teacher with 28 pupils.
The outlook for the farmers is cer
tainly gloomy and it seems that the
only hope is to curtail the acreage in
cotton, increase the acreage in food
and provision crops and prepare to
take on some live stock, but be sure1
to pi'epare pasturage before getting
the stock. And get pure breeds from
chickens up. Don't waste time and
money on scrubs.
Mrs. Levy Quarles is confined to
her room with rheumatism. Hbpe she
will improve when the weather open's
Last year this time the saw mills.
couldn'J; get hands to run .their mills
because ?h#t<tlarkies around here ht
Mr. Walker Thomasson from New
York is visiting his sister, Mrs. A. L
Brunson, Jr. SUBSCRIBER.
Lovely Spend-the-Day Party
Given by Mrs. J. D. Mathis,
Sr., of Trenton.
There is one characteristic that is
synonomous with Trenton-and that
is the gracious hospitality which is
one of the priceless heritages be
queathed by anti-bellum aristocracy.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Sr., one of
Trenton's peerless hostesses, gave a
spend-the-day party on Wednesday
of last week, in honor of Mrs. J. B
Haltiwanger, whose friends are al
ways glad to welcome her back in
the county that was her home many
Mrs. Haltiwanger and her daught
er, Mrs. Wm. Scott, arrived from
Summerland on the New York Spe
cial, and, shortly after, the guests
were ushered into the dining room
where a beautifully appointed table
A turkey dinner with all the ac
companying dishes, prepared in the
most delicious style, was served. The
hostess at the head of the table and
her attractive daughter-in-law, Mrs.
J. D. Mathis, Jr., at the foot, preside
ed with equally gracious and charm
In the afternoon the sprightly con
versation was diversified with cards
After the games, dainty hand
painted tea cloths were placed ott
the tables and a delicious salad course
was served. The pretty manners of
little Kathleen and Eugene, the youth
ful twins who assisted in serving the
repast were indications that they
have inherited the characteristic of*
Miss Susan Mathis deligted the
guests with musical selections, which-,
demonstrated anew her wonderful
The pretty baby son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., promises to be
another musical prodigy in the fam
ily, as he sang a number of solos wita
remarkable trueness and sweetness.
Mrs. Mathis' guests were Mrs. J.
B. Haltiwanger and Mrs. Wm. Scoit
from Summerland, Mrs. S. McGi,
Simkins and Mrs. P. M. Feltham of
Edgefield, Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jt.r
Mrs. W. H. Moss, Mrs. J. R. Mos^
Mrs. Susan Miller, Mrs. J. H. Court
ney and Mrs. A. B. Miller of Tre*
ton. ^ .