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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1921
Miss Ready Volunteered as
Missionary. Funeral of Mr.
Satcher. Two Barns De
stroyed fay Fire.
News comes from Winthrop col
lege that Miss Emma Ready has of
fered herself to go as a foreign mis
sionary from the Methodist church.
This is a matter of great rejoicing
among our people for two of the
home girls have as their chief object
in their lives the fitting of themselves
as missionaries, as recently Miss
Aleen Reames offered herself as a
A very interesting meeting of the
Y. W. A. was held on Sunday after
noon. After a special program a bus
iness session was held, and at this
time the young women decided to-fill
a box of much needed articles for hos
pital supply work at Chengchow,
C hina. Dr. Sam Pruitt of Anderson,
who left last fall for service will have
charge of the hospital, and he writes
of the, great need of supplies. The
young women will begin at once with
their work, as two of the members
have completed the surgical dressing
course and were qualified for work
Misses Clara Sawyer and Zena Payne.
The auxiliary decided to invite Mrs.
Heber Ballentine to assist in the mak
ing's she taught a number of class
es in the fl eQthel fflxz fflxz xzz ffl
es over the state during the world
war.when such supplies were ia great
Sufficient cloth for the making ^of
the bandages was given by one bf
the young women. It is a matter of
interest to know that Dr. Pruitt's
wife, who was Miss Mary Cullum of
Batesburg is quite an adept in the
making of hospital supplies, so no
doubt her fingers are busy.
i^jtOn last Thursday afternoon Miss
Virginia Price and'Mr. Prank Wise
of Newberry were married in the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Robert Price. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. W. S. Brooke, and
was beautiful and impressive.
The bride was attired in a lovely
traveling suit and the bridal scene
was a pretty picture as the bridal par
ty entered and stood under the bower
After congratulations a delicious
repast was served, and later the hap
py pair left for their home in New
berry, followed by the good wishes of
all. It is regretted that this marriage
will remove the bride from a midst
of warm fri?nds, for she had many
friends who admire her for her lova
The remains of Mr. W. W. Satcher
of North Augusta were brought here
on Sunday afternoon, and interred
at Harmony Methodist church, and
the funeral was attended by a large
concourse of people. His death occur
red Saturday morning following
many months of suffering. For many
years Mr. Satcher made his home
here and the news of his death was re
ceived with deep sorrow. The last
year of his residence here his health
had begun to fail.
Mr. Satcher was a good friend and
a kind and loving husband and father
and a true Christian man. Besides his
widow, he leaves six children, Mrs.
Charles Early, Messrs. Ernest, Gary,
and Grady Satcher and Miss Ida
Satcher of North Augusta and Mrs.
Auburn Moyer of Atlanta.
Miss Hallie White has returned
from a visit to Mrs. D. J. S. Derrick
Those from here who attended the
District Methodist Sunday school con
vention on last Tuesday were Mr. and
Mrs. Olin Eidson, Mrs. John Wright,
Mrs. Joe Cox, and from Harmony
church, Mr.Sam Marsh, Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Long and Mrs. G. M. Smith.
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson received a
message from her son, Mr. Watson
Nickerson last Tuesday telling her
of his marriage to Miss Clara Hamp
ton, of Newberry. This came as a
surprise to all, who are sending good
wishes and congratulations to this
Mr. R. E. Browne of Rock Hill has
taken charge of the freight depot
since the departure of Mr. Hill.
Mrs. P. N. Lott was quite sick last
week but is now able to be out again.
Miss Jennie Walsh has returned to
Sumter after a visit in the home of
her brother, Mr. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Whitaker and children of Co
lumbia are guests in the home of the
former's brother, Mr. Clarence Wood
Mr. William Bell of Columbia has
been "visiting his aunt, Mrs. C. P.
Misses Bailey, Hutto and Coving
ton accompanied Miss Barre home
for a week-end visit at her home in
Mr. M. R. Wright is at home from
a business trip to New York.
Mrs. Heber Ballentine has return
ed from Batesburg where she went
to visit her parents. While there she
was taken sick and. was ill for about
The trimming of the trees injured
by the recent freeze, with sleet and
ice is still going on. The town has al
ready spent about $300 on this work.
Mr. Bozeman Carpenter has been
elected chief of police.
One evening last week Mr. Newton'
Broadwater had the misfortune to
lose his barn by fire, there being no
insurance. Besides other contents,
there were 1,000 bushels of corn, but
much of this was saved, as the fire
was discovered before it gained
On Monday afternoon, last, Mr.
Jim Satcher lost his barn by fire,
there being very little saved as Mr.
Satcher was in Augusta at the time,
at the bedside of his father, Mr. W.
W. Satcher. About the time the fire
burst out, two cars of men who had
been to Edgefield to attend court
passed and they aided greatly in as
sisting in saving the dwelling.
The New Century club met with
Miss Zena Payne Tuesday afternoon,
the chief business of the meeting be
ing plans for Reciprocity Day.
The plans of the town library were
well under way and the committee
had a very encouraging report. The
club voted to give $20 toward the
purposo, this fun? already being on
hand, having . some . time ..been set,
aside for such work. Mrs. Huiet Wa
ters was elected delegate to the Fed
eration in Camden, Mrs. P. B. Wa
ters, president, to also attend.
After a program on "Women
Writers" a salad course with iced tea
was served hy Mrs. O. D| Black, Mrs.
Harry Strother and Miss Frances
Rev. Mahlon Padgett spent the past
week at Saluda and attended the Re
vival being held at Red Bank church.
Mr. George Yonce attended the
Masonic Grand Lodge meeting held
in Charleston last week.
Mrs. Walter Lynn has returned to
Charlotte, N. C. after a visit of a
month to her daughter, Mrs. J. H.
Newsy Letter From Trenton.
A crowd of young people from
Trenton enjoyed a delightful party
last week given by Miss Rutledge of
Miss Annie Wilson of Edgefield
was the week-end guest of Miss Grace
Mr. William Bettis of the Univer
sity of South Carolina is spending
several days with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitlock and chil
dren spent yesterday with Mi*. John
Weeks of Beech Island.
The Presbyterians are giving a re
ception for the Rev. Mr. Lack at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, Mrs.
Ben Miller, Dr. and Mrs. Sam Morrall
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manget, Mrs. Em
mie Manget, Mrs. Wallace Wise and
Mis? Julia Wise were shoppers in Au
gusta last Tuesday.
Miss Lula Roper and Miss Mary
Miller Moss are on a visit to their
sister, Mrs. John McKie of Clerk's
Miss Laurie Moore of Chicora Col
lege is spending a week with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Swearing
The Episcopal Guild will meet with
Mrs. D. R. Day on Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Edd Covar entertained with
two tables of set back last Friday.
We are showing one of the snap
piest lines of ladies, childrens and
misses hats ever shown as our milli
ner is one of the best trimmers that
we have had in years. Visit our milli
nery department and you will cer
tainly find ?the hat you are looking
Miss Florence M im s Visits th
Richest Town in the United
In one of Stoddard's lectures he quot
from some one who said that it wi
strange that rivers ran always by b
cities, and lakes and oceans were loc
ted beside them. This person learn?
later perhaps that the natural form;
tions, such as water-ways, have agres
deal to do with the situation of citie
These things have so much influence
in fact, that the city of Hibbing, Mil
nesota, is being removed from its pre
ent location on account of the rich ire
deposits found underneath it.
Cities and towns spring up in a nigl
in this part of the country, and i
quickly disappear again.
Yesterday, on my way from Hibbinj
where I spent several days, to Auron
I saw house after house nailed up wit
boards on the windows, and on. askin
why this was done, I was told that th
mines at this place were no .longer, i
use and the settlement was deserted,
real "deserted village."
The city of Hibbing bad its beginnin;
on account of the wonderful iron de
posits at that particular place, an
Hibbing boasts of being the riches
town in the entire world, not that th
wealth lies in the hands of the foreigi
population, but, the potential wealtl
which lies under ground gives it thi
The largest open pit mine in tb
world is just on the outskirts of tb<
city, not more than one block back o:
the main business street. In fact, on?
passes right over the mine itself on t
street car, a huge bridge spanning, th?
open pit which extends on either sid?
farther than eye can see.
If you can imagine a large cave, nol
so deep but that the bottom can b<
seen, with the 3ideB terraced, and alonp
each terrace a track on which the on
cars run, you. will get some idea of th?
general formation of the pit.
mine is any more advantageous for the
workmen than the underground mine,
for though one offers fresh air and sun
light, it is also very exposed to the
snow and wind, and though the under
ground mine is more protected from
the elements, the miner is also shut off
from all communication with the out
side world, except for conversation at
intervals with his fellow workmen.
Most of the actual work in the mine
is done in the winter, when the lakes
are frozen and ore cannot be shipped,
and the summer is spent in loading'the
J ore and shipping it across Lake Supe
rior from Two Harbors, which is be
tween Aurora and Duluth, and from
In Hibbing at the present time, the
largest High School in the entire Uni
ted States is being erected. It will be
two years before the building will be
finished. In the present Hibbing High
School there are one thousand students,
and it is a building that would do credit
to any city in the United States, con
taining, as it does, a swimming pool,
cafeteria, a tremendous auditorium,
study halls and every modern conven
The schools in the Range town?, as
this section is called, are magnificient
in proportion to the largeness and rich
ness of the mines, since a certain tax
from them goes to the schools.
Hibbing, in the same county where I
am teaching, has the largest mine,
therefore schools are very excellent,
and the new High school will rival any
thing in the city of New York itself.
Besides its love of education, Hib
bing is also patriot!**. I saw a very in
teresting service flag above the court
house or city hall, the only one of its
kind I have ever seen. A tremendous
square flag made of white boards stood
just on the corner of the building, fac
ing the main street of the city. In the
upper left-hand corner, was a blue field
and in it were these words, written in
electric lights, with each light a letter,
which would shine like a star in the
blue field at night: "Every Light a
Hibbing Boy for Uncle Sam." Then
there weie rows of red lights, which
had between them the white stripes,
and on the top were seventeen huge
stars, arranged along the upper edge
of the flag, standing out in gold lights
at night, and representing the Hibbing
boys who were killed in the service.
1 did not see the flag lighted, for
only on special occasions is it illumi
nated, but I know that it must be in
spiring and impressive, and an endur
ing memorial to the heroes of Hibbing.
FLORENCE MI MS,
March 5, 1921.
Delightful Meeting of Music
' Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman was hostess
for the Philharmonic Club on March
9th. During the business session, the
president read an invitation to the
entire club to attend Reciprocity Day
exercises at Johnston High School
building and a reception afterward
in the home of Mrs. Joseph Cox. Mr.
and Mrs. P. P. Blalock were mad?
honorary members of the club at this
The guests of honor, Miss Arual
L?bby of Sumter, soprano, and Mrs.
N. G. Cooner of Columbia, pianist,
were introduced and gave one of the
most delightful programs which the
club has had the pleasure of listen
ing to. f
Mrs. Cooner gave a group of piano
solos: Prelude 21 and Prelude 7 by
Chopin, and Valsik by Vorjecks.
These were beautifully played in
every respect and Mrs. Cooner sus
taihedthe reputation which she held
at Coker College for being the most
Miss Lebby gave "A Birthday," by
Cowan, and "As My Dear Old Moth
er," by Dvork. Two selections from
the Rubiayat set to music by Rogers,
"A Book of Verses Underneath the
Bough," and "Yet Oh That Spring
Should Vanish With the Rose." Her
beautiful voice added much to the
beauty pf these numbers.
Mrs. Cooner's second group in
cluded Grieg's "Butterfly" and "Hob
goblins," by Sinding; "Second Ma
zurka" by Godard, played in a most
Miss Lebby then sang "The Wind
Speaks" by Grant Schaefer, "Syn
noves Song," Kjerulf; "Creole Love
Song," Smith; "Deep in My Heart,"
Miss Lebby charmed the audience
with her lovely soprano voice, so full
xpression. She studied at Coker j
ton and gained much attention there.
She has a brilliant future predicted
for her. After being encored enthu
siastically she sang for^n encore "A
Little Bit of Honey" by Carrie Ja
cobs Bond, and by request sang
"One Fine Day" from Madame But
terfly, which was a beautiful climax
to the delightful program.
At the close of the program Mrs.
Tillman served Ice cream and cake.
The visitors were Mrs. Maryland
Wall, Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., Miss
Mamie Gardner; Mrs. Mathis, Miss
Annie Bee, Mrs. J. G. Edwards, Mrs.
Feltham, Mrs. E. J. Norris, Miss
Eliza Mims and Mr. Tucker.
The club Tave a rising vote of
thanks to tr two guests of honor
who so delig 'y entertained us.
I '"ty Chairman,
Mrs. J. D. Mathis Entertains
W. C. T. U. at Trenton.
On Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
Mrs. J. D. Mathis was hostess for the
W. C. T. U. of Trenton in honor of
the presence of Mrs. Emma Graves
Dietrick. Through the kind invitation
of Mrs. Mathis, the hostess and Mrs.
J. H. Courtney, the president of the
Trentpn union, Mrs. Mims and Mrs.
Tillman were guests and appreciated
the privilege greatly.
Mrs. Dietrick was speaking 'when
they arrived from Edgefield and the
parlor, halls and reception room were
filled with guests enjoying the occa
The rooms were beautifully and
tastefully decorated with peach blos
soms and Mrs. Mathis said they were
not used as a destruction of fruit,
but were all gathered on the swamps.
Mrs. Mathis knows how to make use
of the season's provision, as she did
last fall with a most beautiful and
original use of autumn leaves.
After Mrs. Dietrick had finished
speaking many questions were asked
by the members and she answered in
a most interesting manner. The
Trenton women had entertained Mrs.
Dietrick last spring and said they
could hardly wait to.have her again
when they knew her return was pos
Mrs. Frank. Herlong sang at the
close of Mrs. Dietrick's talk, a vocal
solo "All Round the World," which
was pronounced very tender and in
Mrs. Tillman spoke on the subject
of the county and state essay con
tests, and Mrs. Mims urged the Tren
ton union to express themselves on'
their desire for law enforcement, and
read that part of the judge's charge
to the Grand Jury which appeared in
She also suggested that a county
membership contest be initiated and
by the middle of May a public occa
sion be celebrated when the union
having gained the largest number of
members in proportion to present
membership be recognized, and also
the individual gaining the largest
number of members.
After this all the guests were in
vited in the dining room and a quan
tity of the best sandwiches ever seen
were bountifully served with coffee
and whipped cream and mints.
Mrs. Dietrick spent Saturday at
Harmony, and a parlor meeting was
held, and on Sunday morning a pub
lic meeting at Harmony church. She
spoke Sunday afternoon at Philippi,
and Monday evening at Johnston. An.
account of these occasions will ap
pear in.this or a later issue of The
Long Branch Items.
Mrs. Mahlon Clark is so much im
proved that she is able to visit her
friends and relatives in the country.
Miss Pearl Claxton of Johnston
spend the week-end with Miss Pansy
Rev. and Mrs. G. M. Sexton and
family spent Saturday with Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Scott.
Mrs. G. W. Scott and Mrs. L. J.
Claxton entertained Mrs. E. G. Die
trick during her stay in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Claxton and
family took tea with Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Scott a few dags ago..
Rev. G. M. Sexton gave the preach
ing hour last Sunday afternoon to
Mrs. E. G. Dietrick, National W. C.
T. U. speaker from Atlanta, Ga. The
following/program was carried out:
. .Song, America, by congregation.
Song, "Work for Enforcement"'
by several young ladies.
Address, by Mrs. Dietrick. .
Song, "Some Glad Day" by young
Mrs. Dietrick gave a very inspir
ing and earnest address. The Philip
pi union means to enter the member
ship contest. It is hoped that quite
a number of new names will be soon
added to the roll of the union.
Mrs. Dietrick spoke to a very large
audience at Philippi.
George Holsonback and Mrs. Mer
tie Hunt of Augusta visited relatives
in this community last week.
Miss Matthews of Augusta spent
the week end with Miss Mattie Hare.
Miss Cleo Rhoden of Eureka spent
the week-end with Miss Ethel Clark.
Mr. E. I?. Scott and family visited
at the home of Mr. L. M.. Lott recent
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Lybrand of
Ridge Spring dined with Mr. and Mrs.
D. G. Derrick last Sunday. ?
Edward Scott of Vaucluse visited
in the home of E. L. Scott recently.
J. T. Rhoden and Bomar Scott took
a business trip to Ward last Satur
Misses Lizzie Harvey and Cleo At
taway spent one night recently with
Mrs. Joe Clark.
IMcKendree Loses a Good
The sudden death of Mr. R. P.
Faulkner was a distinct loss to the
McKendree community and to Mc
Kendree church. His life of nearly
sixty years was spent in the commu
nity in which he died and those who
knew him most intimately all these
years prized most his exemplary life.
Mr. Faulkner was faithful to every
duty. He had been over to the Har
ling cemetery to look after the graves
of some relatives and while returning
home late in the afternoon he was
stricken suddenly, heart failure pre
sumably being the immediate cause
of his death. His loved ones and
friends were profoundly shocked
when upon his failure to return home
a search was made and his lifeless
body found in the roadway. Mr.
Faulkner will be greatly missed in
the McKendree community. A friend
and neighbor pays him a tribute in
this issue of The Advertiser.
FOR SALE: Several good milch
cows fresh to pail.
J. W. QUARLES.
Mrs. Ennett Writes Interesting
Letters From Marseilles and
31 Boulevarde d'Athenes,
January 27, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
As we left Paris on the 8 o'clock
train yesterday, and got here at ll
p. m., you can well understand there
is not much of me left to tell the
tale. It must be at least five hundred
miles, and none the better travelling
for having to make it on European
trains. While they-are behind us in
every modern arrangement, we must
"give the devil his due." We had a
fine lunch in the diner for about
sixty- cents in our money, which
would have cost more than twice that
amount had we been travelling at
Tomorrow we are going on to Nice,
then to Italy. Nice is to Europe what
Palm Beash ie to our country, but
there is no use to write you about it
till after I have seen it. There is so
much to tell you about Marseilles
that I will have exhausted all the ad
jectives in the dictionary before I
All my reading about it never gave
Marseilles justice, and it was such a
surprise to me to find such a place of
beauty down here on the Meditera
nean and so little written about it.
It is located in one of those coves
where mountains and sea seem to
meet, and to me nothing can equal
it. It is really the gate-way to this
country of "the "Rivera," as Jackson
ville is to the Florida resorts, but ex
cept for climate, there the resem
blance ceases. The weather is as mild
as April, and the sun shines brighter
than any place this side of the
We walked all day along the. Med
iterranean shore bordered by. ^n^~
trees "which""have' nol lost'^eir foli
The city itself is absolutely for
eign. Paris has so many English and
Americans that it is quite cosmopoli
tan, but here it is the Latin race
strictly and no other that holds the
You note this everywhere; down
on the waterfront as the fishermen
come in with their boats full of fish;
out in the parks where the band is
playing to a laughing temperamental
crowd unlike anything you would see
in America. Some of them are in their
native costume, which has a most
unique looking headdress.
There is a "The Dansante" going
on in the adjoining room, and I find
myself looking up from my writing
to watch the dancers, for the scene
is so entirely French. The music is
good, and the graceful women well
worth staring at, but the touch of
color lent by the uniforms of these
gay looking officers lend a pictures
que tone so different from the Eng
lish or American dances. Part of their
uniform is bright red with much gold
trimmings, and both the attractive
looking girls and gaily clad officers
dance wonderfully. But there is an
other side to this picture that cari
not be left out.
Some of the most miserable look
ing creatures you can imagine walk
the streets, and at every corner a
scrawny hand reaches out to beg for
alms. Then most of the buildings look
like they might have been put Up in
Adam's day. Yet it all forms a part
of the life over here and the very
contrasts make the whole so pictur
esque. The more I see the better sat
isfied I am with the old U. S. A.
But I wish you could look in on
the scene I have here before mc. Fine
music, gay birds, much drinking and
smoking at the tables around the
room, with dancing in the center. Its
beautiful, but you know the world
can't run like this. That is what's
wrong with Europe today.
Love to you all. 1
Hotel Ruhl and Des Anglais,
January 29, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
I have seen enough of this beauti
ful land of sunshine and flowers to
feel absolutely unequal to the task
of describing it to you. From Mar
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