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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
W Minstrel-Chorus Great Success.
Mrs. Edwards Loses Barn
by Fire. Death of Rev.
'he minstrel-chorus given on the
|ning of the 22nd under the aus
2s of the D. A. R. was quite a suc
?s from both a financial and mirth
voking point. The entertainment
gotten up with the view of giv
one half of the proceeds to the
?mistry department of the High
)ol, a microscope being needed
*he amount taken in was $139.00
ld the chapter after paying the ex
pense, gave the school $75.00.
There were about 50 participants
in the minstrel and each number real
ly just seemed the best. After "Oh,
dem golden slippers" by the Black
Mammy chorus, the curtain dropped
on. them as the cake walked to "Way
[down south in Georgia."
Mrs. Dietrick, national W. C. T. U.
""speaker will be here on Monday even
ing, March 14, and a public meeting
will be held. Mrs. Deitrick has been
heard here before, and her visit is
looked forward to with pleasure, i
More about her coming will be told I
of next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jolly of Florida are
visiting in the home of the latter's
father," Mr. E. F. Thrailkill.
A large barn on the farm of Mrs.
Martha Edwards was burned last
week, there being no insurance, and
her loss is estimated at $1,000. Be
sides much corn and fodder, a mule
I and two horses were burned. The
M mule was the property of Mr. J. M.
^Timmerman, Mrs. Edwards' over
tseer, and one'of the horses belonged
Vto a tenant.
J Mrs. Aubui
engagement of Miss Virginia Price
to Mr. Frank Wise of Newberry, a
very pleasant surpirse was planned
for her. On Friday afternoon, Mrs.
J. Neil Lott gave a beautiful party
in honor cf Miss Virginia and after
the guests had arrived, music was en
joyed. Suddenly the door opened and
an old time black mammy came in
bearing on her head a clothes basket
filled with mysterious bulkiness. This
basket she sat in front of the honoree
and said, "Miss 'Ginia, dey tell me
you aint gwine ter need me as yo'
washerwoman no longer, as youse
gwine to Newberry ter live with Mr.
Wise, so I'se fotch yer clothes back."
After some astonishment the bsa
ket was opened and was filled with j
many beautiful gifts from those pres
ent. These Miss Price thanked all for
very feelingly. Little Ruth Sawyer
and Robert Wright, like pretty fairies
assisted in the program and sang very
sweetly. A contest was had and this
proved very amusing. Later, the host
ess served a delicious repast.
The friends of Miss Ella Mobley
will be glad to know that she is much
improved after h*?r recent sickness.
Miss Lilliam Mobley has been with
Owing to the Week of Prayer the
W. C. T. U. will not meet on the 11th
but on the 18th.
On Thursday Mrs Belton Stevens
received a message telling of the
death of her father, Mr. William Still,
which occurred at the home of his
son at Lancaster, S. C. The burial
was had at Greenwood, S. C., where
other members of the family are
buried, this not being until Saturday,
as the several children were widely
scattered. Besides the children, the
widow, who was Miss Ellen Lowry,
of Meeting Street, is left. There are
many who will be saddened to hear
of this good man's death, for he was
a noble Christian man, a kind neigh
bor and friend.
Miss Hortense Padgett spent the
week-end here with relatives.
Mrs. Compton has been sick for a
week or more but is now able to be
up again. ' *
Mrs. John Fleming Marsh has been
visiting Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mrs. S. J. Watson returned on last
Tuesday from the Baptist Hospital.
Master Marion Lott is now able
to be out of bed, where he had been
prostrate with a broken limb, and can
move about his room on crutches.
Everyone is glad that he is now up
and hope that ere long he ^can be out
again with his friends. He has been
a very patient and gentle little suf
Miss Mary Smith of Mullins is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Grace Crouch.
Miss Marion Boyd has gone to
Knoxville, Tenn., tojoin her father,
who is now residing there.
The display of the manual training
class to be seen in the window of Mr.
J. Neal Lott, is fine and the young
gentlemen are to be congratulated
on their Work. Prof. Stanton Lott is
Once a month the Woodrow Wilson
Literary society holds debates, and
these are real enjoyable and the par
ticipants are splendid in their argu
ments. The query of the last debate
was "Resolved that the moving pic
tures should be installed in the school
rather than the improvement of the
laboratory." The negative side won.
The subject of the previous debate
was "Which is of greater importance
in the school, a better library or the
domestic science department," the
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Moifet attend
ed the burial of their cousin, Mr.
Charlie Timmerman,. which was ai
Bethlehem on Monday. The deceased
was the son of Mr. Ransom Timmer
man of Good Hope.
Rev. Calvin Wright died late Sun
day evening at his home in Warren
ton, Ga., and his death is a shock to
his many friends and relatives. .
Johnston has always claimed this
?noble man as her own, although he
! has been located in another state. He
twas the son of Mr. Picken?. Wright,
and was born and reared here about
three miles from town.
He leaves four sisters, Mesdames
I G. G. Waters, H. G. Dobey, Kate Ed
! wards and Mrs. Leavell of Newberry, J
land five brothers, Messrs Henry!
daughter is left.
The funeral took place at Athens,
The passing of this Christian man
is to be deplored, for he has been a
force in the ser^^e of his Master,
and there will ^flyiny jewels* for
his crown, for he^Hfs not go empty
handed. He has received his reward,
'Well done thou good and faithful
Woman's Christian Temper
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion will hold the monthly meeting at
the home of Mrs. James E. Hart.
Devotions in charge of Mrs. E. J.
Hymns "The Tide of Life Rolls
In" and "Work for the Nighj; is Com
Subject, "Our Periodicals."
"The Palmetto White Ribbon,"
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
"The Union Signal," Mrs. W .B. Cog
Piano Solo, Mary Lorene -Town
Citizenship Study, "County, Town
A}1 who have not paid their 1921
are requested to do so at this
It is probable that Mrs. Emma
Dietrick, oneof our national organi
zers will be with us on Thursday,
March 10, and plans will be made at
chis meeting for her coming.
' Who is God ?
Ask the wind that moves unseen,
Or the sky of azure blue;
Ask the trees of emerald green,
Or the flowers of varied hue.
Ask the sea and ocean vast,
Or the sea fowls swift of wing;
Ask the eagle with flight so fast,
Or the birds that sweetly sing.
Ask the lightning with vivid flash,
Or the raindrops as they fall;
Ask the thunder of roar and crash,
Or the wild fowls as they call.
Askthe stars with twinkling light,
Or the earth, the grass, the sod;
Ask the moon or sun so bright,
They will tell you who is God.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strenethenine tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.drives oui
Malaria.enriches the blood, Iniildsup the system.
A true Tonic For adults nod children, 50c.
I Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Logging Camp in Minnesota '
I think/if there were any term sy
nonymous with the name George
Washington besides patriotism, it
would be the word holiday, at least
to school children, and also to those (l
teachers who are youthful enough in :
spirit to admit it. The times are some
what rare when" a great pleasure is at Sj
the same time a great duty. I think
it is a person's duty to forget what
ever is on his or her mind of a pro
fessional nature on the twenty-sec-;
ond of February, for it seems to me
that a day's vacation is a fine wafyp
to impress any historical fact on a-fc
Sometimes after the war, when IJ
was in the East at school, I used toi*
think of the boys in the trenches j
when I arose cold in the morning,
and now I often think of Washington
at Valley Forge when I tramp
through the snow, or over ice covered
Yesterday morning at about ten
o'clock, a party of six of us started
on a four mile hike east of town to
a lumber camp, to spend the day and
see real logging by real lumber jacks
in the great north woods. Such won
derful scenery lay along our paths
as I never hope to see again, and
that I could not believe was real, and
I wish now that I might take it piece,
meal or a bird's eye view at a time, <
in order to give it proper mental di
The contrasts which were inter?s
ing were rabbit and martin tracks on
the snow and in proximity a gr.?
frozen lake. This lake was like gl?
so smooth that it was almost imposa
ble to walk and not "skid." The snc
the ice made it all the more treac
soon amvea attneTuinDeri
was a group of buildings and a large
dining hall. One of the boys in our
party said he knew the cook .and that
we would be able to lunch at the
camp mess hall.
Inside, all was astir and such a
quantity of food of every conceivable
variety as was placed before us by
these lumber jacks, hardy outdoor
woodsmen, who live on Aladdin feasts
at every meal.
Just a mile from the camp, the
?actual logging takes place, where the
huge logs are piled on the cars by ma
chinery and shipped to Allen Junc
tion, the nearest station. We walked
this mile down the railroad tracks,
and climbed on one of the huge piles
of wood to a perilous height and
posed for our pictures to be taken.
Our next move was to ride on the
caboose, my first experience in such
a mode of transportation. In front
of all these car loads of wood, and
?just behind the engine, is the little
coach called the caboose, and used
I for the train officials. We were al
lowed to ride in this to Allen Junc
I tion where we waited for The night
train for Aurora.
I do not think the red roads of
Edgefield will ever interfere with
me again, for snow and icc but add
zest to any occasion here.
'FLORENCE MIMS. I
Feb. 23, 1921.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
S. L. Johnson, Pickens; B. L.
Stevens, Elmwood; Walter Clark,
Shaw; LeRoy McCullough, Pickens;
W. M. Carpenter, Trenton; G. E.
Morris, Ward; J. E. Mims, Pickens;
D. E. Howard, Johnston; H. W. Smith
Colliers; J. H. Holston, Colliers; J.
E. Hamilton, Colliers; E. M. Walker,
Johnston; J. M. Langley, Moss; M.
H. Talbert, Colliers; J. M. Bell, Elm
wood; D. J. LaGrone.Edgefield; Jes
se P. Timmerman, Wise; T. C. Math
is, Colliers; T. A. Broadwater, Pick
ens; I. D. Yonce, Ward; J. W. Frank
lin, Ward'; W. H. Thompson, Ward;
W. J. Parkman, Elmwood; R. E.
Burnett, Johnston; George Dorn,
Blocker: J. S. Strom, Moss; W. A.
Byrd, Edgefield; N. M. Jones, Edge
field; W. M. Wright, Johnston; J. M.
Miller, Collier; T. P. Morgan, Moss;
D. A. Riley, Shaw; E. S. Rives, Edge
field; J. R. Hammond, Collier; B. R.
.Rural Carrfers of Edgefield
$ County Held Interesting
Meeting in Court House.
On the twenty-second of February
Mr. J. E. B. McCarthy of Leesville,
S. C., one of the oldest carriers in
???nt of service in this state, called
i&meeting in order to organize the
?J^-JP. D. barriers of Edgefield, S. C.
j-He made a very interesting talk,
fter which the following were elect
officers for this service: G. O. F.
sts, president, C. E. Cogburn, sec
iry and treasurer,
'hose who joined the association
as follows: W. J. Reames, D. E.
ions, C. E. Harris, C. E. Simons,
Jgj L. Satcher, N. P. Jones, Avery
?f?nd, C. 0. F. Ouzts, H. A. Cogj
bufn and C. E. Cogburn.
?^Another meeting will be held 30th
of sMay at which time we hope to
?ptfe a full attendance of all the car
riers in Edgefield county. On this date
jfce will also elect delegates to the
Ejtate Association which will be held
in Orang?burg, on the 4th of July.
We. hope to be able to have every
carrier a' member by this date and
that our delegation will be able to
vote the entire strength of the car
riers in the county.
C. E. COGBURN.
; Trenton, S. C., Feb. 26.-The W.
C. T. U. was delightfully entertained
on Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Wil
lie Miller. The meeting falling on
the 22, the "Father of our Country"
svas honored both in verse and song.
The program -.was especially enter
taining and the lunch served there
after was. thoroughly enjoyed. Each
guest was presented . with a tiny
hatchet as. a souvenir of the occasion.
Mrs.,.''Lawrence Stevens spent last
jveek-end. with her daughter, Mrs. Do
Mathis, Sr. on Wednesday. ,
''Mr. ?ndMrs. P/?T Day had as'their!
guests during the past week Miss So
phie Mims and Miss Sadie Minis of
Edgefield. On Sunday afternoon
these four together with Mrs. A. B.
Miller, went to Augusta to enjoy the
sacred concert at the Modjeska.
Mrs. Susie Miller gave pleasure to
a number of friends on Tuesday last
by taking them for a joy ride to Au
gusta and afterwards serving them
at Stulb's with a three course dinner.
The party besides Mrs. Miller consist
ed of Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Sr., Miss Ju
lia Wise, Miss Susie Wise, 5lr. Chas.
La Roy from Charleston.
Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen enter
tained the Baptist Missionary So
ciety on Friday afternoon, serving a
delicious lunch at the conclusion of a
very interesting program.
Miss Zelene Yates, who is attend
ing school at St. Angelus Academy,
Aiken, spent the . week-end at br me.
In honor of her home coming
her mother invited several of her
friends for a little party, which,was
Dr. S. A. Morrall went to Colum
bia on Saturday, taking his brother,
Capt. Gadsden Morrall, who has been
quite sick for sometime to a sani
tarium. It is hoped that the captain
will soon be greatly benefitted. Dur
ing the doctor's absence Mrs. Morrall
and her children Visited Mrs. J. G.
Edwards at Edgefield.
Messrs. W. A. Pardu? Samuel Po
sey, Julius Day and J. 1 Mathis, Jr.,
were Trenton represeni s at the
Masonic banquet in Ai on the
evening of the 22m.
Messrs. W. B. Poses . u ?. Eid
sbn have been in attendance upon a
Masonic meeting in Charleston.
Mrs. L. C. Eidson has returned
home from a visit to Mrs. Addison
Mrs. Wallace Wise was hostess for
the D. A. R. meeting on Thursday
afternoon, the 24th. The parlor was
decorated with flags and a large bowl
of red and white jap?nicas with a
center of blue hyacinths was greatly
admired. The table at which the re
gent and secretary sat was adorned
with a real cherry tree, bright with
red cherries'; at the trunk was placed
a little hatchet. This was a very clev
er idea and very attractive. The pro
gram was rendered by the members
except a vocal solo given by Miss
Grace Salter, and an instrumental
solo by Miss Julia Wise. The daught
ers appreciated and enjoyed these se
lection. These young girls assisted
Mrs. Wise in serving a delightful
salad course and coffee and present
ing appropriate souvenirs of George
Friends of Miss Kate Day will be
grieved to learn of her indisposition,
and trust that she will soon be restor
ed to her former good health.
, Mrs. J. H. Courtney attended the
executive meeting of the W. C. T. U.
in Columbia on Friday lastT
Miss Helen Marsh came over from
Aiken and Miss Corrine Clarke from
Winthrop for a week-end visit to
Miss Ethel Harrison and Miss Grace
Mrs. Sallie Tillman will leave home
soon to visit her son, Maj. Henry
Tillman at Greenwood.
The D. A. R. will give another one
of those delightful parties on the
evening of March 4th in Wise's Hall,
charging the small sum of 25c, which
includes refreshments. The^ proceeds
will be applied to the Tomassee Fund.
Red Oak Grove News.
We most graciously greet the open
ing of spring, as it suits best our na
ture, though every season has for us
its many wonderful admirations. All
appeal with varied interest. With
the coming of spring we rural church
folks have a waking up. It brings bet
ter church attendance, and the auxil
iaries of the Christian work take on
The last report from our pastor,
Rev. G. W. Bussey was that he is re
covering from an attack of something
like apoplexy. He has a sympathetic
place in the Red Oak Grove section,
and we hope the weather will admit
his having a goodly number out on
next Sunday to welcome his return.
The W. M. S. has failed to hold
regular monthly business meetings,
encouraged that our quota will be
The Sunday schools at Flat Rock
and Red Oak Grove both had good at
tendance on last Sunday. The latter
school will be reorganized on next
Sunday. All branches of church work
seem to bc catching new inspiration.
Mission Study classes are under
way in each of the societies. The Sun
Messrs. J. M. Prescott and Frank
Kenrick made a business trip to Au
gusta and Aiken last week. The lat
ter came over from Atlanta a few
days ago and will remain with home
folks until July.
In a lats edition of the "Literary
Digest," a Kansas City editor made
interesting comparison of outstand
ing conditions of the United States
after the Civil War for a period of
four years, and the World War from
1914-18. Upon reflection, our views
of this most interesting statement,
has only been more convincing, that
many of us do not know when we are
blessed. The whole world now, it
seems is in a state of restlessness, and
why? because access to money has
been too easily obtained. If there is
one thing more responsible for the
present existing conditions, it is the
ingratitude manifested v by your lives
to our Father above. For the despair
and darkness in which the masses do
exist, surely wlil be a blessing in dis
guise. While money seems scarce, we
need the grace of our Lord more.
Money is in many instances a curse,
but God's grace is sufficient for all
our needs. We need to put on an ar
mor of faith, and all will be well.
Modoc, S. C.
Sunday Evening Service at the
A beautiful service was held on
Sunday evening when the music was
in charge of Miss Gladys Lyon, who
had trained the children's choir for
Dr. Lee said that Edgefield was
certainly possessed of taiented chil
dren and those who were present
agreed with him.
Near the close of the lovely pro
gram of music, Dr. Lee talked for fif
teen minutes on the high points in
the life of Frances Willard, which
had made her work eminently suc
Mrs. Ennett Writes Interesting
Letters From Paris.
Hotel Continental, ,
3 Rue Castiglione, Paris,
January 19, 1921.
My dear Mother:
Leaving London yesterday at 10
a. m., we arrived in Paris last night
at 8 p. m. We decided on the Dovei
Calais route for making the trip, be
cause it was the shortest way over
the English channel, and my effort
was to escape sea-sickness after my
experience in coming over. It is* only
about twenty miles across and takes
one and a half hours to make the
trip, but what that trip makes up in
time it loses in intensity. It is about
the roughest water I ever saw or felt
and the little ship ploughs deep fur
roughs to make any speed. I expected
"every minute to be my next" as Bro.
Rabbit said. I believe I would have
given up if I had spent another five
minutes on that boat, but I saw plen
ty of others who did not fare as well
as I did.
From Calais to Paris was a long
tiresome trip by rail, and none the
pleasanter for my disallusionment
about all that French I had been
pluming myself about knowing. Mine
seems to be an entirely different va
riety from what is spoken in France.
We could not even make them under
stand what hotel we wanted to go to,
and for a while it began to look like
we would have no address but
"Somewhere in France" like the A.
E. F. during the war. At last we got
located at this hotel which is a "bean"
md of Boston's best variety.
You don't know coffee till you
Irink it in Paris, and as for the
French pastries-they are food for
;he gods. This morning baked apples
yere served which really started an
jpoch in my education; the wonder
aerated puffs over the ears as the
American girls do their hair, but it
is combed in a soft curly Psyche knot
with little ringlets slightly covering
the ears. I don't know hov/ they do it,
but their style of hair dressing is
We have not seen much of the city
yet as most of our morning was spent
with the "American Express" people
at No. ll Rue Scribe, but there was
no mail there, which was a bitter dis
appointment to us both. The next
steamer comes in Saturday and we
have high hopes of getting letters,
We walked by the Tuillcries Gai'
dens down to the "Place de la Con
corde" where we located the eight
large statues representing the eight
largest cities of France. The first we
looked for was Strasburg, which was
draped in purple from 1878 to 1918.
because during that time Germany
held it as a part of thc spoils of the
Franco-Prussian war. On the night
of the armistice, this drapery was re
moved; you can imagine the delirious
h?ppiness of the throngs as this was
done. We walked a short distance in
the Champs Elysee, and saw enough
to make us wonder where our soldier
boys' eyes were that they did not
seem to appreciate the beauties of
Paris. Longing to be in the old U. S.
A. is the only explanation I can see.
In the shops everything is so beau
tiful and artistic it makes you long
for a fortune to spend on them.
Afternoon tea is served here as in
London, but I think it is more wine
and cigerattes than tea and cigar
ettes as in England. I don't know
where the women are going to stop.
They are serving on juries in Eng
land. I heard of a case where some of
the testimony was so vile the lawyers
hesitated to introduce it from a feel
ing of delicacy for the female jurors,
but the judge ruled that nothing
must be omitted; in assuming the
right of man they also assumed his
It looks to me like the female sex
is a bad lot over here if you can
judge by appearances only.
Now keep me posted so I can get
news from home. I feel so far away
from you all. God bless and keep you
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