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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1921 No. 49
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Conference at Ridge Sparing.
Knights of Pythias Give
Oyster Supper. Flower
Show in Fall.
On Sunday morning Rev. W. S.
Erooke announced from the pulpit
that a conference of the Ridge Asso
ciation would be held on Monday,
February 28th, at Ridge Spring. This
is being called by Dr. C. E. Burts,
who will be present and is in the in
terest of the $75,000,000 Campaign.
A series of meetings similar to this
is to be held over the state. Mr.
Brooke urged a full attendance at the
Ridge Conference, both men and wo
Rev. Mahlon Padgett celebrated his
83rd birthday last Wednesday. He is
still hale and hearty, and all his
friends here hope that he will be
spared many more years yet. He is
now making his home with his daugh
ter, Mrs. J. L. Smith.
Dr. and Mrs. John Waters of Sa
luda, visited in the home of Mr. Phil
Waters last week.
Mrs. Edith Chester, little son, and
Miss M?ud Wright are at home from
a month's stay in Macon, Ga., in the
family of Rev. Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith and Mrs.
Garlington spent the first of the week
at Newberry with friends.
Mesdames T/R. Denny, P. N. Lott,
A. P. Lewis, James White and Miss
Cleo Attaway went over to Columbia
to afcend the mid-year W. C. T. U.
meeting which was held in the Bap
It has been decided to have a Flow
er show during the fall months, this
being held under the auspices of the
D. A. R. and U. D. C. For several
years Flower Shqw&.were held here,
the chrysanthemum being the -chief
flower, but the coming show will be
general as to flowers and prizes will
be offei'ed. It is hoped that many will
have this in view and begin now to
cultivate their flower beds. Several
have already begun and there is much
interest manifested. The committees
to agitate this are:
Mrs. M. T. Turner, Mrs. P. N. Lott,
Mrs. O. D. Black and Mrs. J. L. Walk
er from the D. A. R.; Mrs. Bartow
Walsh, Mrs. John Wright, Mrs. T. R.
Hoyt, Mrs. F. M. Warren, Mrs.
Charles Lamb from the U. D. C.
Mrs. Auburn Moyer and little son
of Atlanta have been visiting friends
and relatives during the past week.
Mr. J. Neil Lott left on Monday for
New York on a business trip to pur
chase spring goods for his store.
Miss Lillian Mobled has been to
Columbia to visit her sister, Miss Ella
Mobley who has been sick.
Mrs. F. M. Warren, Sr., spent last
week at the bedside of her brother,
Mr. John R. Tompkins in Columbia.
Mr. Tompkins is now in a critical
state and his friends here will be sad
dened to know that the end might be
expected at any time.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta has
been for a visit to the home folks.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell was hostess for
the Apollo Music club on Tuesday af
ternoon, and the chief business was
in plans for Reciprocity Day, this oc
casion to be jointly celebrated by
the two clubs of the town. Mrs.
Robert Earle, vocalist, and Mrs. W.
T. C. Bates, pianist, of Columbia have
been invited by the club to be pres
The subject of the program was
"Legends That Have Influenced Mu
sical Compositi ns," a paper on this
being given by Miss Zena Payne.
Musical numbers inspired by leg
ends were given on the piano by
Mrs. G. D. Walker, Mrs. Earl Smith,
Miss Hallie White and vocal selec
tions be Miss Frances Turner and
Mrs. C. P. Corn.
The hostess served a dainty repast
in which the idea? of valentine were
prettily carried out.
Dr. Coleman of Columbia is visit
ing his sister, Mrs. Elsie LaGrone.
Mrs. Clifton Mitchell has returned
to Batesburg after a visit to Mrs. Da
Mips Regina Bartley has returned
from Augusta where she visited her
sister, Mrs. Eunice Moorman.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer spent the week
end in Edgefield with relatives.
Mrs. De Saussare Hogan of Colum
bia is visiting her mother, Mrs. O. S.
Mrs. J. E. B. McCartha and Mrs'.
Annie Kinard of Leesville have been
for a visit in the home of Mrs. J. H.
Mrs. A. J. Lewis entertained the
bridge club on Thursday afternoon
in charming style, and Friday after
noon was most pleasantly spent by
the members of the Nacoosa club in
the home of Mrs. T. R. Denny. Rook
was played at the latter and after
the game a salad course was served.
Mr. S. J. Watson returned last
week from a business trip to New
Mr. P. B. Bethea, a former teacher
of the High School was here last
week, now being a traveling sales
The Knights of Pythias held a full
meeting on Friday evening at their
hall, and after business an oyster sup
per was enjoyed.
Miss Carrie Belle Stevens who is
teaching at Plum Branch spent the
we?ek-end at her home-here being ac
companied by Miss Corrie Lee Cheat
Mrs. P. N. Keesee has beer, sick
for the past week, but is now able
to be up again.
Mrs. S. J. Watson went over to
the Baptist Hospital on Friday last.
Her many friends pray that she will
soon be restored to health and be
home again. .
Successful Meeting of Edge
field Cotton Association Sat
urday in Court House.
The meeting of the Edgefield
branch, American Cotton Association,
which was called "by President B. R.
Tillman, last Saturday for the pur
pose of compiling the acreage reduc
tion pledges, and also to take up the,
j^uestion. of marketing ?^cottoiramf
the retaining of Cv(tton Grading work
together with thal of providing
means of retaining County Agent
work, which was not provided for by
the members of the delegation from
The meeting was well attended by
farmers and much interest was shown
by those present to reinforce the
ranks for an attack toward progres
The results of the campaign for
acreage reduction has been success
ful, about 75 per cent of the leading
farmers have signed up and at least
90 per cent of all who have been ap
proached have signed. The results are
very flattering to committeemen and
those who have assisted in securing
the farmers' pledges. It means ?that
the farmers of Edgefield county are
determined to combine their efforts
for one united purpose.
The failure of the county delega
tion to take care of these splendid
progressive citizens of Edgefield
farmers by failure to make the insig
nificant county appropriation to take
care of the County Agent work is
regretted. One prominent farmer
made the statement that the County
Agent work was worth more to him
than all the other public offices com
bined, as he assisted him in every day
problems of handling his farm.
However the County Agent is to
be retained and the people who are
interested in farming should see
some of the committeemen who have
been appointed to look after the pub
lic subscriptions which are being
raised to take care of the woTk, and
subscribe such amounts as you care
A committee was appointed to
meet Saturday, February 26 at ll
a. m. at the Court House for a con
ference to lay plans for Cooperative
Marketing of cotton in Edgefield
county. Mr. F. L. Harkey, Agent in
Marketing and Mr. E. C. Parker,
Agent in Cotton Marketing Demon
strations of Clemson College will be
present at this conference.
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 left me."
. m-, :..
I,.;_.L., of the county of Edgefield, ?
do certify that I am a farmer and cotton grower, and hereby solemnly
promise and agree on my sacred word i of honor that during the year
1921 I will not plant in cotton more than one-third of the lands
cultivated by me-during the year 1920.^
. And I further promise that I will use whai .er influence that I may
have with my friends and neighbors t?^have them sign a like obligation
and to co-operate with the county committee in the organization and the
work for the said cotton reduction.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Oratorical Contest in the
On last Thursday evening a pre
liminary contest in declamation and
dramatic reamng was held in the Au
rora High School. On this occasion
two students, a boy and a girl, were
selected to represent Aurora in the
contest in Hibbing, which takes place
March 3rd. ';
There were eight students trying
out and these eight students repre
sented five different nationalities,
Finnish, Austrian, English, Swedish,
A tiny little sophomore won the
first place, giving a selection about a ;
negro hero, Toussaint L'Overture.
It was really pathetic to learn after
wards that the little boy's father.'
though present on the occasion, cffiHE
not understand a word vOj-Jjglfl
and when the'winn er's name wa^wp-;
nounced he did not understand.^un"
being told by bis wife, who under
stood English that their son had won,
he thought it too good to be true,
and after much explaining was final
ly made to understand. <.
The hall was crowded and many
were standing. Back of the contest
ants a huge American flag was hung.
The audience was composed of almost
every conceivable nationality, and all
these people are in the process of be
coming good Americans.
The next best thing to hearing
one's own teacher read, is to hear
one's own pupils. The superintendent
stood on the opposite side of the hall
from me and the students could not
have had two more appreciative lis
teners than he and I, for the general
audience took a general interest, but
ours was keenly personal.
The girl who won first place read
an O Henry story, "Mammon and the
Archer," wherein a good old soap
manufacturer proves the fact that
money can buy everything, even
An audience likes to laugh and pat
itself on the back that it sees the
point to a complicated story and ap
plauds partly in praise of its own
cleverness at understanding and
partly at the appreciation of the
reader. Applause is a fickle thing and
should never be taken too seriously.
Public speaking is a very popular
subject on "The Range." Eveleth, a
nearby town has two instructors, a
dramatic coach and a teacher who
does the class room work.
The judges for the contest were
the public speaking teacher of Gil
bert, the dramatic coach of Eveleth
and a lawyer from Biwabik.
Rather late that night after the
contest, the superintendent of the
Aurora School District, the principal
of the Aurora High School and I ac
companied the judges to their respec
tive towns, and it was a pleasure to
hear their comments of approval on
the work which the students had
Aurora, Minn., Feb. 16, 1921.
A .meeting of the League of Wo
men Voters will be held in the Pub
lic Library Saturday afternoon at
four o'clock. A full attendance is
Mrs: P. M. FELTHAM,
Week of Prayer at Baptist
Church, Beginning Febru
ary 28th. ,
Monday afternoon-Our Schools.
Leader, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Devotions, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Reading, The Man With Two
Friends, Miss Jennie Pattison.
Vocal solo, The Ninety and Nine,
Mrs. A. B. Carwile.
Our Schools, Dr. R. G. Lee.
- Hymn, "Higher Ground."
Tuesday afternoon: Home Mis
sion Topics: "Cuba and the Negroes."
Leader, Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth.
Devotions, Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Talk: S. B. C. Work in Cuba, Mrs.
B. L. Mims.
j Light and Darkness, Mrs. J. P.
Hymn, "The Way of the Cross
groes may be properly solved, Mrs
Hymn, "Work for the Night is
Wednesday afternoon : "Among
Leader, Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Devotions, Mrs. E. J. Norris.
"Americanization," Miss Eliza
Prayer for foreign mothers, Mrs.
M. E. Barker.
Good Will Centers, Mrs. W. E.
A Real Valentine, Mrs. W. A.
Hymn, "Jesus Paid it All."
Thursday afternoon : "Mexicans
Leader, Mrs. R. G. Lee.
"Story of Home Board's Mexcian
Evangelization," Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
Vocal solo, Miss Miriam Norris. .
Missions among the American In
dians of Oklahoma, Mrs. W. M.
Hymn,/'Jesus Shall Reign."
Long Branch Items.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott took a
business trip to Ward recently.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams and
family spent the week-end with rel
atives at Warrenville.
Miss Bessie Thompson of Ridge
Spring spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thomp
son. From her home she went to At
lanta for a business trip of several
Mrs. W. L. Rutland and two daugh
ters of Ridge Spring, and Mr. and
Mrs. Tillman Watson were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lott recently.
Pierce, Albert and J. D. Herrin
visited relatives near Johnston a few
A. M. Herrin who has been in ,a
hospital in Augusta for several weeks
is expected home within the next
The Long Branch school is plan
ning to celebrate Washington's
Mrs. George Rhoden and family of
Eureka visited Mrs. -Jim Clark re
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Derrick gave
the financial committee of Philippi
church a dining one day last week.
Harry Scott of Harmony commu
nity spent last Saturday night with
his uncle, G. W. Scott.
Misses Chloe Rhoden and Daisy
Belle Clark visited Miss Ruth Scott
J. B. Thompson and Fletcher Der
rick took a pleasure trip to Augusta
Rev. and Mrs. G. M. Sexton and
family dined with Mr. and Mrs. L. J.
Claxton last Sunday. They took tea
with Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thompson
Miss Lizzie Harvey, Cecil Scott and
Jasper Derrick recited beautiful se
lections at Philippi Sunday school
One of the most delightful social
events of the season was. a Valentine
party given by Miss Lizzie Harvey
to the pupils of the seventh and ninth
grades of Long Branch school and to
a few other guests. This party" was
given in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Scott. The parlor was attrac
tively decorated with festoons of
hearts extending fron the four cor
ners of the room to the chandelier in
the centre, also over the windows and
a large bowl of violets and vases of
daffoc'ls; the hall was decorated with
pot plants such as ferns and hya
cinths. The guests were met at the
hall door by Mrs. G. W. Scott and
Miss Cleo Attaway. Miss Harvey wel
comed them at the parlor door.
Beautiful piano music was render
ed by Misses Daisy Belle and Thelma
Clark. Various games were played
during the evening such as "What,
Where, What;" "Ring on String;"
"Faith, Hope, Charity;" a stunt,
"Picture in a Spoon." Two'contests:
"A Floral Love Story" and a picture
contest, the prizes, a box of candy
and a bag of kisses were won by
Misses Farra Salter and Nelle Fer
A large Valentine box was stuffed
with Valentines, the reading of these
and also the fortunes, fmr?is?uaff j
mucn .-...r.astefiaent.' The favors AV ere J
Miss Harvey served five kinds of
delicious home made candy. Every
body had a good time.
Rev. G. M. Sexton preached a stir
ring sermon on "Prayer" (Neh. 1:4)
at Philippi Sunday afternoon.
County Essay Contest. .
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union of this county is getting
ready to send each teacher at an
early date literature on the two sub
jects for essays. For boys and girls
over 14 the subject will be Law En
forcement, for those under that age,
"Why Our State Has a Law Against
the Cigarette?" For the best on each
subject, $5.00 will be awarded, for
second best on each subject $2.00.
The teachers are requested to require
each child to try as an English lesson,
and thus help the movement to arouse
our people everywhere to more ear
nest thinking along these lines. The
contest will close March 15, when all
essays are expected to be in the hands
of Mrs. Tillman at Edgefield. If the
teachers of this county can get the
people in their respective communi
ties to thinking along these important
lines through the enthusiasm of the
children, it will be a great benefit to
Apply to Mrs. Tillman for sug
gestions. A very good plan is to se
lect some speaker from your commu
nity or elsewhere to speak to the chil
dren on these subjects and allow them
to take notes which they can use in
writing their papers.
The Metropolitan Glee Club
The Metropolitan Glee Club will
be here Monday night, February 28,
at 8:15 in the Opera House. This is
one of the finest quartets to be found,
and in sending them to us Mr. Bryan,
the manager of the Piedmont Bureau
says they are one hundred per cent. I
That they never fail to please, and|
because he could not send the Cop
ley quintet he is sending something
better. This company is a more ex
pensive one than any we have ever
had and we want to show our appre
ciation by giving them a fine house.
FOR RENT: The Julian R. Stroth-j
er plantation cheap. Five-horse farm,
but will rent in smaller tracts. All j
under wire for pasturage. Apply to
>BOX 95, Edgefield, S. C.
Mrs. bnnett Writes Interesting:
Letters From Edinburgh,
Royal Station Hotel,
, York, England,
Jan., ll, 1921. '
My dear Mother:
We are stopping here for the night
on our way to Edinburgh, the second
stop we've made this morning since
The trip was most beautiful, as we
came through a very fine farm and
stock-raising country, the home of
the South-down sheep and Longhorn
cattle. You can not imagine the high
state of cultivation this land has been,
brought up to. Every field is a garden
and no ordinary garden at that. AIL
the roads and fields are bordered withi
the neatest of hedgerows, and when
no crops are growing the groun? is
hidden under the greenest of well
mowed grass. This is one place where
our careless methods in America show
up worse by contrast than any other.
Our farms seem rough and crude af
ter seing these, yet in such things as
hotels and modern improv?ments we
can give them "cards and spades."
Since coming into this room a par
ty of young men walked in and one of
them came up and introduced him
self. They recognized us as Ameri
cans and Southern Americans at that..
The boys are from the South and are
Cecil Rhodes' scholarship boys at
school at Oxford. They were in camp
at Camp Jackson. Isn't it strange how
small the world is!
Our Southern accent gives us away
wherever we go, yet I know it will
take a full month after I get home
to drop off English expressions that
will attach themselves to our speech
This is one of England's very old
towns and has a Cathedral, Abbey
etc., which attract the tourists. '.
remains of .an cid. Ro man wail. I wi?- :"
write- yc^>m?r? ??-illyi; aboutvtaem tu- .
V . f
On January 13, the famous boxing
match takes place, for which so many
American sportsmen came over with
us on the Imperator. I was too seasick
to see anything of them, but Mr. En
nert must have made an impression
for we just can't lose them. They of
fered him a free ticket which costs
ten pounds, so it is hard to get his
mind back to Cathedrals after that.
They seem a jolly, attractive bunch,.
but what do you think of men coming
ail this distance to see a fight. I hope
the American will wiin, but there my
We expect to be on this Edinburgh
trip only through Saturday, and then
return to London. There are so many
places to see that it is hard' to draw
the line, but there is no use trying to
do too much and we are going to
draw it soon.
Tell me if you got the candy I sent
you from New^orli. I have an um
brella for you later. Be sure to write
No. ll Rue Scribe, Paris.
Goodnight and best love.
Royal British Hotel,.
Princess St,, Edinburgh,. K
Jan. 12, 19211.
My dearest Mother:
The trip from York to Edinburgh ,
was made this afternoon in about five
hours on an express train with.only
one stop, which was at Newcastle. I
have heard of the "coal of Newcas
tle" all my life but can add two more
assured facts to that bit of informa
tion. It is a city of about three hun
dred thousand people, and it has its *
share of cold as well as coal. The
weather here has been fierce, for be
tween fogs and smoke it was almost
impossible to get a clear impression
of thc scenery such as we had all day
yesterday from the train.
It seemed (from the glimpse we
had now and then) the landscape be
comes more, rolling-almost moun
tainous in places-which I imagine
must be the mining districts. The
ground was covered with snow, an3>
if there were any black mines, they
were'well camouflaged under their
York was such a queer sort of place
it semed a pity not to stay longer, bnt
we simply can't take in everything.
It is a walled city built by the Bfe
mans in the year 400 A. D. We climb
ed on top and walked until our feet
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