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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S4 C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920 lyf No. 38
Water and Sewerage Assured.
Injured by Fall From Bicy
Waterworks for the town now
seems to be an assured fact, and will
provide a greatly felt need. The
pipes have been shipped here, having
been given by the government, this
piping being from a camp. When wat
erworks are here, then the town, can
secure the $500 left it by Capt. John
ston, for whom the town was named.
The clause in his will stipulated that
the amount could be used only for a
drinking fountain. When the town
came into existence, Capt Johnston
was conductor of the train between
Columbia and Augusta.
The union meeting of this division
of Ridge asscoiation will be held Sat
urday and Sunday with Philippi Bap
tist church. There will be no preach
ing at the Baptist church here, as the
pastor will take part in the services.
That evening at tdie church here,
there will be a special service for the
young people, the church having de
cided that more special services
should be held for the young people.
Master "Marion Lott, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott, happened to
a. very painful accident on Thursday.
While riding his bicycle, he fell and
at first it was thought that he had
broken his leg. The injured limb is
the one that has caused him so much
suffering as it had before been brok
en. After an examination, it was
found that the bone had partially
split or fractured and it was thought
best that he be carried to the hospital
for treatment. On Saturday after
noon he was carried to the hospital
by his parents.
On last Tuesday evening at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Fannie Nickerson, Miss Maude Nick
erson and Mr. David R. Holmes, were
married, the happy event being wit
nessed by only the immediale fami
lies, and a few special friends. The
parlor was artistically decorated, and
as the strains of the wedding march,
played by Mr. Elliot Lewis rang out,
the bride and groom entered unat
tended and the ceremony was per
formed by Rev. W. S. Brooke.
After hearty good wishes an elab
orate repast was served.
The bride was attired in a hand
some traveling suit of midnight blue
with all details in harmony and car
ried a bouquet of bride's roses and
During the evening the happy pair
left for a bridal tour, but they did
not reveal their destination.
Upon their return they will be at
home to their friends at the hand
some new home near town, the groom
has just erected.
The bride is one of the towns' best
beloved young women and every one
is glad that her -marriage does not
remove her from their midst.
Mrs. Oliver Hamilton and little
Ann have returned to Virginia after
a visit to Mrs. Ann Mobley and other
Mr. John A. Suber and Mr. J. H.
Hill attended the Masonic meeting
htVld in Columbia last week, at which
time Bishop Guerry was honored.
Mrs. James Tompkins who has
been suffering for the past two
weeks from the effects of a nail
OM which she stepped piercing her
foot, is now able to be out again.
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and chil
dren have returned to Hartsville, af
ter a month's stay in the home- of
the former's father, Dr. S. G. Mob
"Lee and Jackson Day" was fitting
ly observed here under the auspices
of the Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C. Pleasing and appropriate exercis
es were held at the High School, the
stage being decorated with flags and
red and white flowers. In honor of
the day Prof. Compton gave t"he
school holiday after the exercises
were concluded. ,
The music was bright and patriot
ic, and the opening prayer was made
by Rev. Mahlon Padgett, a veteran.
Mr. Compton made some fitting re
marks concerning the day and an in
spiring address was made by Rev.
David Kellar, the closing remarks of
which were addressed to the body of
veterans seated in front of him.
Mrs. J. H. White presented to the
school from the-chapter, some very
valued pictures, these being; "Ar
lington," the. home of Lee, in water
colors, the work of Miss Marie Cole
man; "the framed roll of Company
E," from this county, this being giv
en to the chapter by Mr. J. R. Hoyt;
a portrait of Col; Thomas Bacon, a,?
portrait of Capt. Johnston, for whom
the town is named; the certificate
won by the chapter for the best list
of historical work in the state. These
were received by Prof. Compton and
he expressed his appreciation and
said that the pictures would add
greatly to the library walls.
The chapter having the honor of
having the first state vice-president,
Mrs. O. D. Black, from it, she was
presented and spoke a few words on
the significance of the day.
Mr. James Barnes, a World War
veteran in uniform gave a poem on
"Jackson" that was composed by a
member of his division, to be used
in celebration of this day ,while they
were in service.
Following the exercises all of the
veterans went to the home of Mrs.
J. H. White, where the chapter had
prepared a sumptuous dinner for
The daughters assisted in arrang
ing the large table with patriotic dec
orations, and they served a turkey
dinner with chicken pie, mince and
As each veteran left he expressed
to each daughter his thanks for the
happy affair the chapter had ar
The pupils of the Jeffcoat school,
which is taught by Miss Ada LaGrone
did a beautiful act last week, espe
cially as the recipient was a little
girl none of them knew. This little
girl was Edith-Jones of Johnston,
and her father passes the school each
day on the? mail route, so the chil-J
dren had learned him quite wt-ll. One j
day recently Mr. Janes did not pass
and the next day explained his ab
sence by telling them that during the
night his home and everything had
The little ones were distressed.
The next day they stopped him and
gave him a box for his girl with a let
ter. The box contained, from each
child, a toy or some other nice ar
ticle and the letter stated that doll
clothes were being mads and begged
that she let them know just what she
wanted. The beautiful part was that
the little folks planned this surprise.
Miss Agnes Carroll who has been
in the home of Mrs. Will Wright for
the past two or three weeks, returned
to Asheville last week. . v
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant will
go to Ridge Spring to reside after
the first of February.
Mr. Herbert Eidson will have a
garage there and Mr. Tarrant will
have this in charge.
Mrs. J. W. Stirnen spent last week
at Batesburg with her sister, Mrs.
The friends of Mrs. T. R. Hoyt
will be gi." J to know that she is now
up again after an illness.
Mrs. Price Timmerman entertained
a number of her friends with a spend
the-day party on Saturday and every
one had a happy time.
Mrs. T. R. Denny, Mrs. Nellie Ja
cobs, and Misses Antoinette Denny, J
Ella Jacobs, Misses Bailey and Hutto
spent Saturday at Ward with Miss
Robert E. Lee Prayer Meeting.
Wednesday evening at the Baptist
church the subject of the prayer
meeting was the Life and Character
of Robert E. Lee. Quotations from
this southern hero were read by the
young people, and the poem, "The
Sword of Lee," given by the mem
bers of Mr. M. B. Tucker's Sunday
Dr. Lee made a beautiful tribute
to Gen. Lee and his favorite song,
"How Firm a Foundation" was sung
as?the congregation was dismissed.
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 SI.00 per bushel in January.
B. R. TILLMAN,
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Trip to St. Paul.
The other day in one of my classes
we were discussing names and their
origins. With one accord the class
exclaimed, "Minnesota means 4the
land of the sky blue water' because
of its many lakes." I did not know
this before, though the title is cer
tainly appropriate for there are thou
sands of small lakes in this great
state. Then I told the students some
thing that they did not know,, the
fact that South Carolina is called
"The Palmetto State," because of its
many palmetto trees.
The last few days of the holiday
season I spent in St. Paul, Minnesota
and had the privilege of attending a
service in the First Baptist church
Sunday nforning and the Central
Presbyterian in the evening. The
Baptist minister was a Scotchman,
bearing the good American and even
South ?arolina name of John A.
Earle. In both churches.a stranger
felt more than welcome, in fact I
have come to the place where I nev
er fail to be at home in any church.
One place is quite as good as another
unless it is home itself.
In both churches there were mag
nificent Christmas trees, two in the
First Baptist. In the evening the
trees were electrically lighted and jj
very artistically decorated.
I have often wondered since being
in the Er.st and middle West, why. ;
it is that the South celebrates Christ
mas very largely without Christmas
trees. This form of celebration is
found seemingly in every home here,
and not alone in those where there
are children. One reason I think is ?
the ease with which perfectly grown ?
and proportioned trees may be obr <
Another peculiar difference in the
Christmas celebration in the different
parts ? of the country is^ the uso. of .
Christmas eve nights, I have seen
the Roman candles shooting in the !
sky, and it never occurred to me that
it was really a singular form of
amusement for this particular sea
son. The Middle Westerner is much
amused on hearing this and thinks
that the fourth of July is thc only
proper time for fire works. Perhaps
the warm July nights in the South,
however, would discourage the use
On my way from Madison, Wiscon
sin to St. Paul my friend, Miss New-i
comb and I were surprised to see
wooden boxes draped in huge Ameri
can flags in the various stations
which we passed. At first we did not
understand, and then the thought
dawned upon "me that "in them must
be thc bodies of the returned soldiers
for in no other place would one see
the Star Spangled Banner lying
about. Though there are no more ser
vice flags or uniformed men to be
seen, there is still this proof of the
heroism of our men.
On arriving in St. Paul we saw
rows of them in the station covered
with huge flags, proclaiming to every
passerby that many of Minnesota's
men had made the supreme sacrifice.
The colors seemed to speak for them
selves, and say that beneath them lay
a heart which once beat for its coun
try, now stilled forever.
There are some emblems held by
organizations or individuals or states
that are peculiar to a certain sect or
group, but the flag is the one symbol
that is reverenced by all alike. Just
outside my class room window I can
see the flag being lowered in the af
ternoon, and it is never without a
thrill of exultation that I see it rev
erently lowered and tenderly carried
away, even by a foreigner, a man
who halts over every English word
that he speaks. I like to see him low
er it and hold it protectingly over
the deep snow.
Extra Early King Cotton seed,
grown by me. $1.50 per bushel f. ?.
b. Clark's Hill, S. C. Cash with order,
or $1.25 to those who call with sacks
at my home and get them. Come on
Ruben and be ready to plant early.
G. D. MIMS,
Clark's Hill, S. C.
Celebration of General Lee's
The U. D. C's of Johnston cele
brated General Lees' birthday last
Friary and in doing so they did great
honor, to us in serving a dinner that
coujd: not be excelled, to fifteen of
the^pys who wore the gray and fol
We were invited to the palatial
home of Mrs. J. H. White where the
daughters met us with a warm greet
ing?welcome was expressed on every
cowitenance, the electric currents
wlmpered kindliest greetings, the
sott zephyr that floated through the
hall said "welcome;" every one mur
mured their pleasure at our presence
with one acclaim, both the daughters
an?. nature bade us truest welcome.
The TL D. Cs' of Johnston are the
uncrowned queens o^g^^hearts, the
inspiration 'orever^[ 0and chiv
alrous deed. Yes, thesle noble ladies
did themselves proud in the liberal
reception they gave these bullet scar
red veterans, and we are truly f~oud
of them. The most inspiring sight was
to see those graceful, cultured daugh
ters looking after those old fellows,
seeing that their plates were kept
wellfilled. They were glad to do hon
or to the men who helped to write
the most brilliant page in all mili
tary history, that encircles the Con
federate soldier with a halo of im
? How each one enjoyed this occa
sion, and the good things that were
on that table. We all carry sv/eet
memories of this grand reception
with us, as a loving token on the
mile-post of life.
Every one of the boys were in high
glee. They walked with elastic step,
stood as straight as the mountain
pine, not an old man in all the bunch!
Time had whitened their locks and
care had dimmed their vision, some
what, that's all. '.
1 ^^j?t?jte,. are too cheap .for us to at-1
tomT . evrr";- r-hntiijft^^j^B
let me say ir, behalf of every veter-]
an that enjoyed that bountiful din
ner, we come with gloves off and hat
in hand and bow our thanks to Mrs.
White and the whole committee of
the U. D. C. of Johnston. I repeat,
you are the uncrowned queens of
This kind expression of your es
teem for us, makes us feel much
younger and stronger. And you clo
honor to our great chief, Robert E.
Lee, when you honor the men who
And the name cf Robert E. Lee
will vide down the ages and will live
jn the hearts of the Southern people
as long as stone will bear the marks
of the engraver's chisel.
After the dinner was served, and
the boys got through smoking and
fighting again the battles of the six
ties. Mrs. White presented the Rev.
M. D.. Padgett with a beautiful muf
fler, and oh, how it did make him
smile and pat his foot. Well, he was
the oldest man, don't you know. But
don't tell him I said that.
Let m? say .this, and I say it rev
erently and devoutly, a good woman
is the crowning pivot of God's crea
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Marriage of Miss Ida Timmer
man and Mr. Julian Williams.
Saturday at noon at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fe
lix Timmerman, Miss Ida Timmerman
was married to Mr. Julian Williams,
thus unitnig two of the oldest and
most highly esteemed families in our
The beautiful weather was a most
welcome and auspicious accompani
ment of this happy occasion, and
gave opportunity for the many in
vited guests from a distance to take
advantage of this invitation to be
present at this hospitable home and
join in the festivities of a wedding.
As the friends arrived, Mr. and
Mrs. Timmerman, Mrs. J. P. Ouzts,
Mrs. Cooper of Ninety Six and others
were ready to give a cordial greeting
to each arrival, there being about
The first place of interest was the
room where many beautiful presents
were displayed, one being a chest
of silver from the parents of the
bride, and cut glass, silver and fancy
articles. Just before the bridal party
came in, Mrs. T. J. Kinnard of Nine
ty Six sang very sweetly "All For
You,' 'and "At Dawning," with ac
companiment by Miss Beffie Cooper
of Ninety Six, a cousin of the bride.
As the strains of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March began all the guests
were eagerly awaiting the coming of
those towards whom all hearts were
The first to enter were little Miss
es Anna Timmerman and Sophie Lou
Williams in pink silk accordion
plaited dresses, who untied the white
ribbons in front of the altar. Then
little Evelyn Williams, a lovely and
graceful little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Carroll Williams, came in alone
bearing in her hand a white lily, and
wearing a little dress of many frills.
She took her stand inside the altar
by the side of Rev. Henry Bell White j
who had taken his position first with- S
in the altar.
Next the groom entered accompa- j
nied by his best man, Dr. Luther j
Last came the bride, on the arm Of j
her sister, Miss Lucille Timmerman, j
who came home from Anderson col
lege to be present at her sister's
Rev. H. B. White performed the
marriage ceremony and the groom
took the ring from the white lily
held by little Evelyn Williams and
placed it on the finnger of the bride.
Then congratulations took place
and everybody felt that they could
sincerely congratulate these two
young people who will^ henceforth
share their lives together.
The room in which the ceremony
was performed was very tastefully
decorated in Southern smilax and an
altar over which hung a canopy dec
orated in white wedding bells, candies j
lit and throwing their tender and
mystic rays on the scene.
%the bride wore a handsome fur
:invmed coat,suit of brown and be
Soon after the ceremony was'ove'S
the happy pair left for a honeymoon
Mr. Williams served in the World
War and is a very highly esteemed
son of Mr. Carr Williams.
Miss Timmerman is the eldest
daughter of her parents and a grad
uate of the South Carolina Co-Edu
cational Institute. She has been one
of the leaders in her community and
in her church and we are glad she
will not be far removed from those
with whom she was reared and the
land where her fathers and forefath
ers helped to? make our county what
it is today.
American Legion Banquet Last
About seventy-five were present at
the dinner in the Dixie Highway Ho
tel last Friday night. A very enjoy
able evening was passed away. The
Rev. G. W. M. Taylor was the Toast
Master during the occasion.
An elaborate program was carried
out. After the invocation had been
delivered, America was sung and be
tween the different courses there
were many of the songs that were
popular during the war. The honor
ed guests were Judge N. L. Brunson,
Mr. Newt Fair, Mr. Nick Griffis and j
Mr. N. L. Brunson, all four being
The toastmaster called on the com
mander of the Post, Mr. Claude T.
Burnett, who welcomed the Confed
erate veterans and spoke fittingly of
the work of the Post.
Messrs. Paul Cogburn, T. B. Gren
eker, Harold Norris and Mr. Taylor
acquitted themselves nobly on the
subject of the necessity of a woman's
auxiliary in Edgefield county.
That popular and gifted young
lady, Miss Katherine Earle, presided
at the piano when the songs were
The dinner was a successful one,
and the promoters were encouraged
by the good attendance and will no
doubt have another in the near fu
FOR SALE: Several Silver Laced
Wyandotte Cockerels at $4.00 each.
J. CARROLL MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Phone 2005; R. F. D. No. 3.
SIGN THE PLEDGE, j
Mr. B. R. Tillman Gives Some
Sound Advice and Urges
Farmers to Sign the
The individual's problem is, to
farm during 1921 so as to make some
money and wipe out a part of the
losses, entailed by the year 1920.
The problem is local, as well as
State-wide. South Carolina has a dif
ferent problem to that of the Texas
farmer. His cotton grows without fer
tilizer. We can not make large crops
that way. We must put guano into?
the ground, except on lands already
improved by SANE FARMING-or
farming with a reasonable number of
livestock, pea vines plowed in on the.'
lands, and put in cotton every third
year heretofore. That land will make
a crop if the seasons are good, and
the weevil does not get it. It appears
to me'however that the most essen
don anti necessary thing for eachr
of us, is to first provide meat, meal
and flour for the farm, and produce
enough of these for the labor anoVthe
stock on each place. Your western
wheat farmer has reduced the fall
acreage by approximately 12,000,
000 acres of wheat and my guess is
that flour will not go so low that we
ean afford to buy for negroes with:
14 cents cotton. All of Europe must
eat, whether old clothes are worn or
not as must all other peoples of the
earth and food stuffs can not be
bought as cheaply as they can be
raised. There is, of course, the pe
riod of rehabilitation in countries
which have been devastated by war
and general industries will again be
put in operation, but those nations
which have heretofore been our cus
tomers are either broke or hard press
ed for money-so hard pressed and
so in debt that it is inconceivable
that anything b.it the most economi
cal and close living will be indulged
in. Certainly . we . have evidence
enough that people "over there" d?~
not buy our wares now, and the ex-,
planation is simple enough. Th?y
HAD TO BUY DURING THE WAR.
They can do without now and are do
ing so, because they are broke.
Then too, we have the boll weevil
with us. There has not been a day
this winter so far" that will destroy
him. He will survive in freezing tem
perature, and the temperature must
get down to around thirteen above
zero to kill him. Why take the
chances? "It is almost a certainty that
we will have heavy losses next year
from this cause. DON'T PLANT TOO
More important however, is the
greater reason: That, for the first
time there seems to be a universal
demand by the farmers that they be
given a FAIR RETUR-. for their
product. There is at least a skeleton
organization, and in many places a
perfected organization. The class as
a whole who till the soil are seeing
that it is worth while to pull together.
Allowing for a reasonable number
of selfish and self centered people,
1 believe there is today more incli
nation to consider the advantages of
helping one another, and co-opera
tion, than I have ever seen among'
farmers. The Cotton association is
ANXIOUS TO CULTIVATE THIS
SPIRIT ,and make it grow.'We all
know if the production could be re
duced to seven million bales per an
num, there would be ample lands for
all food crops, and large profits in.
cotton, but each year the individuals
who farm lose sight of the fact that
the price will be governed by the
number of bales produced m the en
tire belt and if there is a large sur
plus inevitably we face cheap cotton.
Is it possible to organize the Cotton
Farmers? We do not know. An ear
nest effort is being made to find out.
The Aiherican Cotton Association
will eventually receive all the data,
the South Carolina Association gets,,
and the South. Carolina Association
will get all that is obtained as to
Edgefield county. The appeal is irr
the entire belt "Sign the Pledge."
What are you men of Edgefield going;
Any individual who want a blank,
or' several blanks can get them by*
dropping me a card or clipping the.
one from your county paper.
B. R. TILLMAN