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EDGEFIELD, S. Cr WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, ?921
Pythian Oyster Supper Friday
Evening. Engagement An
nounced. New Cen
tury Club Met.
The Pythians are making prepara
tions for a special meeting on Friday
evening of this week, and following
this the order will enjoy an oyster
supper. There are about 168 members
and they are planning for a large af
About five o'clock Sunday morning
a tenant house was burned on the
farm of Mr. Walter Sawyer on the
outskirts of the town. The night
watchman seeing the fire and bright
ly lighted sky, at first thought the
fire was in town, and the firing of
pistols and ringing of fire bells
Mrs. M. M. Coleman of Aiken is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. W.
Miss Carrie Thrailkill has returned
from a visit to her sister in Jackson
Mrs. Reuben Fulton of Staunton,
Va., and children, are guests of Mrs.
W. S. Brooke.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sawyer went
to Williston last week to attend the
burial of the latter's aunt, Mrs. Lou
Mr. Billie Walton received a mes
sage on Wednesday telling of the
extreme illness of his brother, Mr.
Caleb Walton and his death occurred
during that evening. Mr. Walton
was of the Good Hope section and
was a fine Christian character. He
was 90 years of age and had been
blind for some time.
Messrs. Ed and - Walton
and Mr. Bennie Reames attended the
burial, Mr. Billie Walton being sick
and unable to accompany them.
Mr. and Mrs. ' Hillexy Wesley
Crouch have announced the engage
ment of their daughter, Miss Annie
Frances Crouch to Mr. Robert Elliott
Johnson of Greenville, S. C., the hap
py event to take place during the
spring months, and will be in the
Methodist church with a full evening
There is much cordial interest cen
tered in this announcement, for the
bride-to-be is one of the town's best
beloved young women, and not only
here, but throughout the state she
has a wide circle of warm friends
who will be interested.
Mrs. Garland Coleman ?nd little
Garland, Jr., of San Francisco, Cal.,
are guests of Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Dr. and Mrs. William Connerly are
at home from a visit to relatives in
North Carolina and Springfield, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Jones and
family are now domiciled in the
dwelling recently vacated by Mr.
Pope Perry and family.
Mr. Willis Holmes returned from
the University Hospital on Wednes
day and is now able to be about, al
though he is not yet strong enough to
take up his duties at the postoffice.
Two very exciting games of bas
ket ball were played here Friday af
ternoon between the boys' and the
girls' teams of the Johnston High
School and Batesburg teams. Bates
burg had twice beaten Johnston, and
this time the local teams were de
termined to be victorious, which they
were, greatly to their delight, and
made a fine score. They "ate them up
entirely" as one of the boys express
Misses Barr and Covington are
now domiciled in the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Will Wright has been quite
sick, but it now up and much im
The New Century club met with
Miss Clara Sawyer on Tuesday. The
chief business being the plans con
cerning the town library, which move
ment the club is agitating. A canvas
for subscribers had been made and
if a certain number is secured a large
gift of books can be procured.
The club is contemplating putting
on the play "Sand;" the proceeds of
which will be used to help in the fight
The subject of the program was
Timrod, and Mrs. J. L. Walker as
leader gave a very interesting pro
gram. After Timrod's "Carolina," as
a chorus, was sung, the hostess served
a tempting repast.
The Angeline Bacon chapter, C.
of C., held a fine meting on Saturday
afternoon with Miss Minnie West
moreland. Mi's. John Wright is lead
er and she has created much enthu
siasm among the young folks, there
being several new members. After a
good program the leader told of her
plans for the chapter during the sum
mer for some hikes and camps. The
hostess served a sweet course.
Master George Dawson Walker
celebrated his birthday on Saturday
afternoon and a number of his
friends were with him on this happy
occasion. Many games were played,
and the little folks had a happy time.
All were invited into the dining room
where a beautiful table with a birth
day feast met their eyes. A pretty
valentine was given each one.
Mrs. Will Sawyer has returned
from a visit to relatives at Denmark.
Miss Hallie White has returned
from a visit to Mrs. McCartha at Ai
ken and Mrs. C. D. Kenny at War
There are many here who know
Capt. Fishbourne, conductor between
Columbia and Augusta that will be
sorry to hear of his critical illness at
the City hospital in Columbia. He
has recently undergone a serious
Pauli Ryman Pleases Augusta
Audience With Beautiful
Mr. Paul Ryman gave an hour of
genuine enjoyment last night at the
Grand when he was presented by Mr.
Benjamin H. Nixon, in a song recital.
Mr. Ryman has a voice of beautiful
quality, and wide range, and also
sings with an intelligence and dis
criminating interpretation that made
every number a pleasure.
His voice has the richness and
strength of a dramatic tenor, with
the clear sweetness inf ts upper reg
ister more suggestive of a lyric voice.
His opening number Celeste Aida
that song ever dear to tenors-was
well received and displayed much of
the finest qualities of his voice, and
his following group of old English
songs were very charming.
But all of his American songs were
especially beautiful, and nothing
could have been lovelier than each
of the three songs in his second
group. The gem of the program how
ever (which was very short) was his
"V?sti La Giubba" from Pagliacci,
which he sang magnificently. He re
sponded in one or two encores but his
audience would have liked to have
heard him in a number of other sel
ections. The sympathetic, charming
accompaniment of Claire Svecenski
added much to the concert.
There were two very lovely groups
of songs rendered by Miss Grace
Stephens of Atlanta. Miss Stephens
is a young singer just making her de
but, and she has not as yet gained
sufficient confidence in herself to let
her voice to its fullest capacity, but
it is extremely sweet and clear, and
she sings with a correct placing of
her notes, and a smoothness and bird
like quality that made her songs very
charming, and as she gained in confi
dence the beautiful training her voice
has received was evident. Her Eng
lish songs were especially good, and
the accompaniment of Miss Nan
Stephens was pleasing.
The audience was a very represen
tative one, and one unusually large
for a musical attraction in Augusta.
It is hoped that Mr. Ryman will
be heard again here, for he made a
most delightful impression last night
with his beautiful voice, and also
won many friends personally since
coming to Augusta.-Augusta Chron
Effects of Constipation.
Constipation causes a stoppage of
the sewerage system of the body. The
poisonous refuse matter that should
be carried away is retained in the sys
tem and often poisons the blood and
causes numerous disorders. No one
can afford to neglect his bowels. A
dose of Chamberlain's Tablets will
affords relief. Avoid drastic cathar
tics as they take too much water out
of the system and their use it likely
to be followed by constipation.
do certify that I am a farmer ani&'c
promise and agree on my sacredly?
1921 I will not plant in cotto^i
cultivated by me during the year,!9:
And I further promise that
have with my friends and neighbo>a
and to co-operate with the count^^c
work for the said cotton reduction*1
A Day on Wine Lake.
Last Saturday I had one of th
most thrilling experiences of rn;
whole life, and they have been rath^,
er many. |
A party of eight of the faculty]
were invited to a spend-the-day partyj
five and a half miles from Aurora, j
up on Wine Lake.
Knowing that the deep snow would
be rather tedious for long hiking, we:j
dressed in our most rustic clothes;
and took the omnibus, which leftj
town at ten of ten, and rode to what
is known as the dam on the shore of",
Wine Lake. At this point the wilds
of the woods begin.
The mist on the tree tops and the j
deep snow on the solidly frozen lakq.'
give the landscape a charm that can-;
not be reproduced on canvass nor ad??
equately described by the pen, fo^
they both lack the vivid sensation oft
We walked straight over the mid;"
die of the frozen lake and aU retailei
to mind the story of Peter walking
on the sea of Galilee. In the fall, I
had sailed up this same lake in a
boat, and at that time, I scarcely
would have believed it if I had been
told, that a few months later I would
walk over this same surface and no.t
However, so many heavy sleighs
had been driven over the road that
it seemed that the waves had frozen
while in the air, so broken up was
the large sheet of ice. In some parts
of the road, it was a task to put one
foot before the other, for every step
necessitated climbing over a bank of
Two of the girls went ahead, and
we rejoiced to see them, at the end
of a mile and a half, turning off to
the cabin only a short distance from
the lake shore. Two of the gentlemen
of the faculty, Mr. Kirkpatrick and
Mr. Aase were the hosts and one of
them came to greet us on long skiis,
so that the feet reached us about a
half yard before his welcoming hand
What could be better than a real
rustic cabin, made out of round logs,
with the bark still on them with the
white birches growing outside and
the chipmunks and birds to make
friends with? On seeing that his pic
ture was to be taken, one cunning
chipmunk jumped from his perch on
a stump near the cabin and then
jumped up again, the second time
facing the camera squarely with the
most alert expression on his face, ab
solutely unafraid. The nearer the
kodak came up to him the more
he seemed to pose, seemingly
conscious that he must be wearing
a pleasant expression.
I had my first toboggan ride down
the hill with four or five others on
the toboggan with me, and such yells
of pure excitement could be heard as
we went flying down the hill, only to
have to pick up the ropes and pull
the toboggan up the hill again. We
all had the bloom of health on our
cheeks when we came inside to get
warm, but the trouble with outdoor
exercise is that one's nose and chin
get red as well as the cheeks. Nature
does not understand the art of
Inside the cabin it was at once
evident that it was owned, neither by
an Indian nor an ignorant trapper,
for there was a victrola and a com
fortable couch made of logs and cov
.__, of the county of Edgefield,
?otton grower, and hereby solemnly
ord' of honor that during the year
nore than one-third of the lands
ll use whatever influence that I may
to have them sign a like obligation
>mmittee in the organization and the
ered with blankets, a table and bench
es used as furnishings. There was
a certain air of refinement with the
roughness that made it most ideal.
We were ravenously hungry and
our hosts themselves had cooked a
most appetizing dinner. Delicious
venison killed by their own guns and
in these same woods, was served, and
for dessert gelatin and whipped
cream even in these wilds.
I begin to have a new respect for
the versatile accomplishments of wes
There are very few people, I think,
who are not often glad to exchange
(the woods for the drawing room. We
[have the love of the primeval wilder
ness in us, inherited from our pioneer
One would think that to spend a
whole day out of doors on a lake on
the fifth of February would be to re
turn home with a frozen ear at least,
/but.this winter has been ideal for out
door sports, unlike last winter, which
was_.far-.below zero for days at a time.
^?nVtnei- article of ^furniture,"'of'
more, properly, a kitchen utensil, was
a fireless cooker made by Mr. Kirk
patrick and Mr. Aase one day when
they were preparing for a Thanks
They took out huge, steaming po
tatoes, splendid ones, for Mr. Aase
is the agriculture teacher and knows
how to grow them perfectly.
I have so many delightful memories
from trips, with this new one added,
that I can do without art galleries
for a long time and call up to my
mind's eye, such scenes as we enjoyed
Are You a Farmer or a Clod
When a manufacturer or merchant
fixes a price for his wares which al
lows him a profit above the cost, and
t\hen holds his goods on his shelves,
or in his factory until somebody
comes along and pays that price, we
call that "good business," and ap
proved generally; but let a group of
farmers do the same thing, it's pure
speculation and hoarding, and every
body, from the man who parches pea
nuts to the one-horse country banker
and up, denounces him.
The merchant or manufacturer
who takes steps to get a fair price
is a good, estimable citizen. Thc far
mer who uses the best resources at
his command, who tries to protect
his wife and children and assure them
a decent living, is a "vicious hoard
er," a "profiteer," and maybe a
Farmers, aren't you sick and tired
of this silly stuff that the "knocker"
is handing you. I hear something each
day in Edgefield about "organiza
tion" of farmers. The old "knocker"
says it can't be done, in fact a few
knockers tell me the farmer "hasn't
sense enough to organize," and mar
ket their crops. Whoever tells you the
farmer can't organize himself and
sell his products is an "ignoramus."
It's true you can not organize "Clod
hoppers," but you can "Farmers."
Please get your dictionary and ascer
tain the meaning of "Farmer," and
;<Clod-hopper," then decide which
class you desire to be placed in.
It. is estimated that Edgefield coun
ty has about seven hundred tillers of
the soil; out of this number we are
sure to find enough brain to equal
that of some of our most insensate
cotton buyers. There never will he a
better time than now for the farmers
to get themselves together and put
into operation business principles
which will bring success as sure as
to remain as we are has brought
Failure. Yes, Failure is what I said,
and unless we shake off the shackles
of present-day methods the word
Failure will fail to express what the
result will be. Here we are with a
normal crop of cotton on hand and a |
world full of people freezing to death
because they haven't enough clothes '
to keep them warm, and cotton is
about as cheap as dirt. There must
be a cause for all this cheap cotton,
and these thinly clad people. Now,
where does the trouble lie? Let's give
ourselves credit for letting the other
fellow tell us how to run our busi
ness, when to make our notes due,
When and how to sell our cotton, then
resolve within ourselves that if our
Great God of heaven will have mercy
upon us and forgive us of our past
records as poor managers, we will,
by His help, use what little gray mat
ter He has given us and show the
Guano agent, Bank collector and o?d
Mr. "Knocker" that we can manage
our own affairs in such a way that
we will eventually owe no man any
thing save good will. Farmers let's
get busy and cut out all our past
wrong, plant less cotton, pool that
cotton we do produce together in a
marketing system, conducted by our
own farmers, and then in a mighty
short time we will show the cotton
mills of our country who they will
have to talk to in order to buy cot
Philharmonic Music Club En
The Philharmonic Music club was
very delightfully entertained by
'Mrs. A. E. Padgett and Miss Gladys
Padgett on Wednesday afternoon of
last tweek. - , .T3iis -'was--a- reciproa&y*
meeting and the Edgefield Civic
League was represented by Mrs. Ed
wards, the president, who gave a re
port of the work of that organization
which has made so many improve
ments in the town. The Winthrop
Daughters were represented by Miss
Katherine Mims, and the Harmony
School Improvement Association, by
Mrs. Jeff Wright. The inclemency of
the weather prevented other repre
sentatives of the county clubs being
present. A letter from Mrs. Corn,
telling of the phases of the Federa
tion work that need stressing, was
read to the club.
The musical program was unusual
ly lovely, the first number being a
vocal solo, "Of Thee I'm Thinking,
Margherita, and "Her Rose,, by Miss
Rainsford which were greatly enjoy
ed. Mrs. Tillman played "Fur Elise,"
Beethoven, "displaying much skill and
clear technique. "Barcarolle" from
"Tales of Hoffman' was a violin duet
by Misses R?sela Parker and Annie
Wilson. Miss Norris sang "Love's
Flowers Shall Bloom," which com
pleted the program.
Mr. Nixon, manager of the Paul
Ryman concerts was then introduced
and made a proposition to the club
which was voted on and accepted. It
was decided that the Philharmonic
Club with the U. D. C. would bring
Mr. Ryman, the noted tenor, to Edge
field for a concert at an early
date. This will be a most un
usual opportunity to hear an artist
of his note,, and it is hoped that this
will meet with success.
The hostesses served block cream
and cake at the close of the pro
A Good Medicine For the Grip..
George W. Waitt, South Gardiner,
Me., relates his experience with the
grip. "I had the worst cough, cold
and grip and had taken a lot of
trash of no account. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is the only thing that
has done me any good whatever. I
have used one bottle of is and the
cold and grip have lei't me."
FOR SALE: A good yoke of oxen
well broken. Apply to
L. R. BRUN'SON, Jr.
2-16-2tpd. Cleora, S. C.
Mrs. Ennett Writes Again
Strand Palace Hotel,
The Strand, London, England,
January 4, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
Although this is "the end of a per
fect day" your letter must not be
left out even if an appendix has to be
added to get it in. If you knew how
much we had walked today you would
agree that my feet had done their
full duty and it is the hands' time
It was really ten o'clock before we
got started this morning; this hap
pened because we managed at break
fast to draw a young English girl in
conversation and she entertained and
amused us so much that we let all
sight-seeing possibilities slip by for
a time at least.
But our new made friend of yes
terday called according to schedule,
and of course we answered prompt
ly. We started off on the top of a
regular London bus, taking in streets
and buildings you've read about ali
your life, until we reached the tower
of London. Of course we wanted to.
go through every nook and corner
here-everybody does-but to de
scribe it all is n job past my powers,
though T can imagine few things in
the world more interesting. There are
guides well informed who tell you
much', that may or may not be true,
and' I imagine what they don't know,
they can "put over" if the traveller
is not too well posted on history. As
we were coming out of "Bloody Tow
er" a rather amusing thing occurred.
You remember those stories (which
are facts of course) about the little
princes who were murdered or
strangled there. Well, as we passed
out I ,saw a young school boy looking
from side to side as though he had
missed something. Coming over to us
he asked in a tense whisper "Where
is that bloody tower thing, I want to
see it." We assured him he had just
walked'out of itt and' a more.disap
pointed kid I have yet to see. He was
looking for regular blood and thun
der stuff and found only a harmless
We stopped at noon long enough to
go somewhere to eat, and found a .
real fish eating house where we had
paice for dinner, a fish which is very
fine and belongs to these waters.
Beer or something stronger always
accompanies every meal here. I am
glad we are not that kind of people
at home, for I don't like the custom
and I will venture to say it is not do
ing England any good either. Com
ing home I was struck by a parade
bearing down upon us, and found it
was an army of the unemployed car
rying banners with the wording,
somewhat like this:
1921 __ __ Forgotten
"We are willing to work; what
is England going to do about it?"
You know that is one of the serious
problems over here just now, and is:
causing much of the unrest which-,
seems to come with reconstruction
everywhere. It seems that women
stepped into a good many of the jobs'
belonging to the men and now after
the war won't step out, and this is
teh cause of much of the dissatisfac
We brought our friend to the ho
tel with us for tea before we would:
consent to his leaving us. This tea.
business over here is as regular as
the sun. An Englishman would sooner
miss heaven than his cup of tea, any
where around four of five o'clock in
Seated in the Lounge with an or
chestra playing, and plenty of little
cakes or buttered bread, male and
female alike sip their tea and smoke
their cigarettes until you wonder
how they ever get anything accom
plished. But it is rather nice-the fea
drinking and music part I mean
and I don't mind adopting the custom .
as a vacation dissipation pro tem.
We've had a delightful day an?'-a
most delightful companion in Mr
Long, who is cultivated, refined a~d
wonderfully educated. He has travel
ed over many lands and lived in.
South Africa for a number of yeais.
But at last we got "his number"!.
After tea he called Mr. Ennett,
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