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VOL. 86 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1921
Will Build Storage Warehouse
For Potatoes. Open Public
Library. Visited by
There was a meeting of the far
mers here last Wednesday for the
purpose of discussing the planting of
a larger acreage of the sweet potato,
and the building of a potato house
to cure and preserve these for ship
ping. Previous to the meeting a com
mittee had seen a number of the
farmers and these were glad to co
operate with a large planting of the
potato. At the meeting it was decided
' to build the storage house and the
order was placed for the material.
This soil is well adapted to the po
tato, and the movement for a greater
potato crop will certainly be a suc
Mrs. Triable, who has the great
misfortune to be blind, will soon go
to one of the institutions for the
blind in this state, where she wants
to learn some of the arts and crafts
for which the fingers of the blind
have such a quick way of learning.
The town library is now well un
der way, and is located over the Far
mers and Merchants Bank, a room
having been rented. There are to be
gin with 140 volumes, and the books
from the government, which is a
large assortment is expected soon,
These books, the government had for
use in camp during the world war,
but never have been used, and are
given with the condition that the sol
diers of the world war have the bene
fit of them when they choose.
Another set of books is expected
from Miss Browne, who was here re
cently graveling in interest of li
brary work. These books 'will be of
special interest to the young folks.
To be a member of the library asso
. dation, .the Jee^.is.^l430,_,a_^e^Lr,_and
already nearly 100 have joined.
Miss Annie Waters, of Augusta,
spent the week-end here and was ac
companied home by Miss Mallie Wa
ters and Mrs. Huiet Waters.
Mr. Pope Simmons and Mr. Ferris
have announced themselves as great
for athletics, and for the past two
weeks, they have had an early hour
run, beginning at seven o'clock, and
wearing red and white trunk suits.
So far they have not had any addi
tions of those wishing early exercise.
On Sunday morning Rev. Wilson
of Alabama, a blind minister, was at
the service of the Baptist church and
asked for a few minutes to present
his plea, which was granted him. He
stated that he had been blind since
six years of age, and it was his great
desire to attend a Theological Semi
nary and preach the gospel. For
some time, he has been preaching at
times. A seminary has offered him
the course if he can furnish his books
and this is what he is traveling about
for, and asked for a small contribu
tion. Rev.. Brooke asked all inclined
to aid in this cause to give it to the
ushers as they passed out, and $31.
25 was the amount turned over to him
for which he was very grateful.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne entertained
the Young Matrons' club in a thor
oughly delightful manner on Friday
afternoon, there being several other
guests besides the members. After
an hour of fancy work and chatting,
a contest was had. The table in the
living room was in Easter decorations
and near bunny was a basket filled
with many colored eggs. Everyone
had a guess as to how many eggs
there were and Miss Nell Scott guess
ing the correct number, received a
beautiful box of stationery.
The hostess assisted by Mrs. Price
Timmerman and Miss Frances Tur
ner served a dainty salad course with
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Clark have
been for a visit to their daughter,
Mrs. Eugene Kneece, at Monetta.
Mr. M. R. Wright has returned
from a business trip to New York.
Mrs. A. B. Lott and little daughter
have been for a visit to the former's
parents at Newberry.
The last meeting of the W. C. T. U.
was with Mrs. James Edwards, and
was largely attended, and the union
felt honored in having present, Mrs
Emma Dietrick, a national lecturer.
After business and a well arranged
program, Mrs. Dietrick made a most
timely talk, and presented several
points as suggestions for immediate
action on the part of the W. C. T. U.
During the evening at the Methodist
church Mrs. Dietrich made an ad
dress which was a most forceful one,
and all that heard her felt constrain
ed to immediate action in the cause
It is to be regretted that there was
such a small number present to hear
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Connerly have
gone to Chapel Hill, N. C., where the
former will take a special course in
Miss Tarrant of McCormick has
been the guest of Mrs. Gerard Tar
Mr. L. S. Miller of Richmond, Va.,
spent the week-end with friends.
Mrs. Charlie Brunson of Augusta
and Miss Lillian Morgan of Parks
ville have been guests of Mrs. J. A.
On Sunday morning Rev. W. S.
Brooke announced that a protracted
service would begin here the second
Sunday in June, and that Rev. Hardy
of Georgia would assist. Mr. Hardy
is a fine evangelist and everyone is
glad that he will now be able to be
with this church. Some time since he
accepted an invitation to conduct a
revival service here, but at the last
moment was prevented.
Our Trenton Letter.
Mrs. E. W. King and Miss Julia
Wise spent last Thursday with Miss
Rutledge in Eureka.
Mrs. John Covar entertained with
several tables of cards last week.
Mrs. Frank Miller has returned
from a trip to her sister, Mrs. Rice,
Miss Catherine Ramsey from Beech
Island is visiting Miss Grace Salter.
A number of young people enjoyed
a surprise party last week at Miss
Miss Wl'kes is staying some with
relatives in Chester, Rock Hill, and
^-Tr/cT'Music Club met-with- '- Miss
Catherine Marsh last week.
A great surprise was given to Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Moss-on Friday even
ing last week at the home of Mrs.
Susie Miller, when a number of their
friends and relatives surprised them
with a lovely china shower.
Mr. Alfred Day spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. J. Day.
Mrs. John McKie and Julian Mc
Kie from Clarks Hill motored over to
spend the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Moss.
Mrs. Susie Miller, Miss Susie Wise,
Mr. Frank Miller and Douglas Wise
spent Sunday in Blackville.
zThe friends of Mr. William Leppard
of Atlanta, Ga., welcomed him back
to his old home last Saturday.
Mr. Lewis Harrison spent last week
with his mother.
The Presbyterian reception given
last Monday evening in honor of Mr.
Lack, the new Presbyterian pastor,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Wise, was enjoyed by people from
Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton. Af
ter a salad course and coffee were
served, a musical program was ren
dered by Miss Sabe Miller, Mrs. P.
B. Wise and Miss Maude Bettis.
Death of Miss Tallulah Nichol
Miss Tallulah Nicholson died at her
home near Berea church on Friday
night, March ll, and her remains
were laid to rest on Saturday after
noon at the old Nicholson cemetery
beside her mother and many rela
tives. She'was the youngest of the
family of whom none remain except
her father, Dr. Walter Nicholson, who
livet, in the Confederate Home in Co
lumbia and her brother, Mr. W. L.
Miss Nicholson was a member of
Josef BenYamen in Edgefield.
The world has not yet learned to
place the proper valuation on great
ness. Sunday afternoon, it was not a
great crowd who. assembled to hear a
man speak, who perhaps has borne
more persecution for Christ's sake
than any man or woman in Edgefield.
He gave a splendid message and an'
instructive and helpful one. Such a
Christian as this should not appeal in
vain for sympathy and cooperation.
Mr. J. H. Cantelou presided over the
Miss Florence Mims Casts Fir
Ballot in Aurora, Minnesota
It has been said that no one is ?
enthusiastic over a subject as he wi
knows nothing about it. That is tn
concerning myself and politics.
All the town here has been excit(
for days over the election which toe
place in Aurora a short time ago.
I went to the polls for the fir
time in my life, and such a sensatio;
I am afraid I created!
In the first place I had such nam?
as these to choose from: Knezivicl
Knuti, Lunkhoven, Anttila, Klienv
Korenchen, Danculovic and Rebiri
vich, and many others quite as toi
The first place my friend and I a]
proached was the fire departmer
where the polls for the township vo'
ing were held. On the outside of th
door were the words "No Admri
tance Except for Business," but
thought I had sufficient business p
hand, so I walked in. There sat.
group of forigners ranged around
long table. Through all the perforai
ance of voting I had an uncontrol
lable desire to laugh, for 1 had talke
so much about votes for women an
had thought so much about it, an
when the actual voting came I wa
hopelessly ignorant as to what;-,
I took the lengthy sheet of yellow
paper and walked into the booth be
hind the litle blue curtains arrange,!
along the side of the wall. As to th
laws that governed such occasions,
had no knowledge whatsoever, an<
felt terribly cooped up. Consequently
I called my friend before the whol<
assembly and asked her if we cau-ti
consult each other. She was sho?t?fr?
and made no answer, and I di?rrj
quite .know what to think. Finally
I made a mark opposite a sufficien
number of foreign names, and stazM
custodian of the ballots saul, <CFOK
that up, please," and another mar
said "You are telling all the secret:
on your ballot." So I obediently fold
ed it up.
I suppose they were laughing al
me, all of them, and my friend made
no pretense, but thought it very fun
ny and said that I should have known
all about voting when I went in.
I-suppose that women are expected
to have some divine inspiration as tc
what to do under such circumstances,
but I happened not to have.
The policeman who sat with his
large club and silver star shining like
Cyclop's eye, grinned as I passed out,
thinking "what else could be expect
ed from these newly privileged crea
I was wildly excited like some
caged animal let out, and with just
as much idea about the technique of
voting, but you may be sure that 1
investigated certain cases4 and had
some idea of "who was who" in Au
rora before I attempted to put my
cross mark by some of the names, for
after all, it is the upright man for the
office for whom women in the very
large majority stand.
When we left each other, my com
panion and I, to go to our respective
places of residence, I said, "I shall
see you this afternoon," and she said
she would perhaps see me behind the
bars, for I had broken all the laws
concerning voting. "Ignorance is
bliss," thought I and I enjoyed
voting immensely, but shall never
be happy doing it again, for all my
past knowledge that I acquired that
day will give me too much of an add
I was very much amused on talking
to the music teacher who said that
for a certain office she had voted for
John Ukulele. I wondered who he
could be and on looking over the
sample ballot I found a name with
many u's and l's and she had called
it ukulele,.because that was the near
est she could come to the pronuncia
tion. She voted for him, I think be
cause of her musical tendencies and
his musical name, '.ad I voted for the
same man because I heard he had a
smart daughter, and I could leam ab
solutely nothing about his opponent.
Such is the way of women. "We
are creatures of impulse, instinct and
intuition and can not be expected to
March, 1921. L
Long Branch Items. Teacher
Rescued by Pupils.
Mr. and Mris. Avery . Franklin,
Misses Sadie and Lucile Franklin
spent a day recently in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cullum and fam
ily of Johnston were calling on rela
tives and friends in this community
last Sunday afternoon.
. j Mr. and Mrs. G. W.. Scott, Misses
Cleo Attaway and Ruth Scott motor
ed to Aiken and Augusta last Satur
. Mrs. Fulmer and Mrs. L. D. Holmes
united with Philippi church by letter
The pupils of Long Branch school
in grades from first to fifth are plan
ning to have an Easter egg hunt on
the school grounds Friday afternoon.
The pupils from sixth to ninth grades
are to gp to Attaway's near Saluda
?or a picnic next Saturday.
, Miss Ivy Claxton of-Johnston spent
the week-end with Miss L" .ene Scott.
; Mr. A. M. Herrin has bv.. .1 serious
ly ill for about a week.
1. Mr. and Mrs. Pilot and family spent
the week-end with Mr. G. W. Wil
liams' family near Johnston.
Miss Nora McGee of Eureka spent
th? week-end with her sister, Mrs. R.
Misses Lorene and Ola May Scott
entertained several of their friends
??t dinner last Sunday, Misses Ivy
and Pearl Claxton, Ruby Cullum,
Pearl and Nora Derrick.
Saturday afternoon, March 19,
!Miss Lizzie Harvey, one of the teach
ers of Long Branch school (about
five miles east of Johnston), some of
the pupils and a few young people of
the community went to "Rock Dam"
on Beech creek to fish. Miss Harvey
and Brunsen Derrick, fifteen years
old, a pupil of Long Branch school,
attempted to cross the pond in a small
boat; just as they reached the deepest
3?art of the pond the boat became un
laJanced and Miss Harvey fell into
the' pond.' In Tn instant, young De
rick was in the water making effort
to save her, she went down several .
times; he had gone about half the
way to the bank with her when Willie
Duffie, about sixteen years of age,
jumped into the pond and assisted
in the work of rescue and in a few
moments they brought her to land.
One of the pupils noticed that Miss
Harvey had lost her glasses, so Brun
son Derrick swam back, dived for the
glasses and brought them out, none
the worse for their trip to the bottom
of the pond.
The Fruits and the Flowers.
I have been in the sunshine city of
St. Petersburg since the ll inst. I
left Johnston Thursday the 10th at
7:30 o'clock and landed here at 8:5:0
o'clock on the morning of the ll safe,
sound and sober. I made the 6?4
miles in 23 hours.
There are more Yankees in the city
than "John saw." They are here from
every nation, tribe and clime.
The orange groves are just lovely
now. The trees are low and full cf
golden fruit and the air is laden
with the sweet fragrance from the
orange blossoms. Everything is just
lovely and "the goose konks high."
If one wants music, they can lis
ten to the sweet notes of the mock
ing bird dressed in gray on the swing
ing limb, and if it is the beautiful
you are looking for, behold the flow
ers that bloom everywhere; and if it
is a mess of fish, gather your rod and
reel and go out on the bay. If you
want a delightful outing, get on the
steam boat and take a trip down the
Manatee river to Bradentown and
Palmetto. If it is fine sport you are
looking for, go to the Gulf of Mexico
in swimming ard diving with the
Yankee girls and boys. One can find
here just what he looks for, be it
snakes or wild honey.
Today for dinner we had, let me
see-beans, squash, Irish potatoes,
tomatoes, beets, onions, cucumbers,
okra, celery and strawberries to beat
the band. Tonight we will have red
snappers and speckled trout flopping
from the water, for I am going to an
gle them myself. Tell Frank Warren
to come on down here and we will
get his brother, Scott, and my two
brothers, and go out about twenty
five miles in the Gulf of Mexico and
fish. The boats slay out from three to
four days at a time, and cook and eat
all you want, and bring back from
one to five hundred pounds.
Well, I will not write much today,
as you have about two articles from
me in the waste basket or in the
Just before I left the state I heard
that the town councif of Edgefield
was going to move the' Confederate
monument from where it now stands
against the wishes of the Daughters
of the Confederacy, who are the cus
todians of that sacred sentinel. And
you know the devil got in me as big
as a sheep. I don't know who the
councilmen are, neither do I care,
but there are some things in the
public square that should be moved
at once. If it had not been for the
good women of Edgefield county that
monument would never have been
erected, and that can be said of the
women of the whole South. Now the
ladies of Edgefield had it erected
and dedicated where it- now stands.
The council can sweep around it, but
touch it not. It is too sacred a thing
to be tampered with. I think there
should be a brand new iron fence
around it 24 plus 24 feet high. I hope
by the time I get back that the horse
lot will be near the branch where the
wagons can be parked and the stock
be fed instead of in the public
square. I expect some of the boys
will grit their teeth and make ugly
months at me, but that wont cut any
ice with me. "what I have written I
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
American Legion Picnic to be
Addressed by? Hon. Morris
Sometime ago at a meeting of Post
No. 30 of the American Legion it was
decided that the Post promote a pic
nic and the date decided on is April
We state candidly that the main
object of the picnic is to induce those
ex-service men of Edgefield county
The Post is extremely fortunate in
having the co-operation of Mrs. P.
M. Feltham, who is helping us to pro
mote this undertaking and who has
organized an auxiliary composed of
those girls or women who had a rela*
tive in the late war, and who will as
sist in making this a very successful
and enjoyable day for all ,who will
A committee on arrangements has
been appointed by the Commander
of the Post composed of Messrs.
0. Sheppard, W. A. Berriann and
M. D. Lyon. This committee has al
ready had a conference with Mrs.
Feltham and the ultimate success of
this venture is practically assured to
The Hon. Morris Lumpkin of Co
lumbia, a well known ex-service man
throughout the state, will deliver an
address just before the dinner is
spread under the shady trees on the
The public is cordially invited to
attend the entire program, which in
cludes the address of Mr. Lumkin,
the dinner and other entertainment
such as foot races, broad jumps and
other athletic stunts which will take
place after dinner.
It is possible that the stores will
close for a few hours so that every
one will have an opportunity to at
tend the exercises. All Confederate
soldiers are especially urged to at
CLAUDE T. BURNETTE,
Com. Post No. 30, Edgefield Co.
Concrete Walk to Station.
Why not make it a continuous con
crete walk on the south side of Main
street leading from the railway sta
tion to the Dixie Highway Hotel?
Most of the way is now paved. Who
will take the matter up with the
property owners? Let's step by step,
here a little and there a little, mod
ernize Edgefield. A very good begin
ning has been made in concreting
the beaten paths of pedestrians. By
all means let's try to get the entire
walk leading directly from the sta
tion to the hotel paved. Strangers
who come among us by rail use that
walk more.than any other.
?When You Feel Rheumatic.
For the aches and pains of rheu
matism Chamberlain's Liniment is
excellent. Massage the parts thor
oughly twice a day with this liniment
and you will be surprised at the relief
which it affords. i
Mrs. Ennett Writes Interesting
Letters From France and
Hotel Kuhl et des Anglais, *
January 30, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
It seems hard to realize that today
is Sunday, for it has been the big
day of the Carnival here. For merry
making and knowing how to play,,
these emotional French head the na
tions. They put aside all formalities
and today have been having the-time
of their lives, while I get almost as
much out of it by simply looking on.
As the parade was scheduled to be
gin, at two o'clock, we utilized the;
morning by attending service at a\
nice little American church nearby of
the Episcopal faith.
When two o'clock came the fire of
a cannon announced the beginning
of festivities. The streets which had/
been elaborately decorated were al
ready filled wtyh the gay throngs,.
and seats were provided for specta
tors along the center, built up in tiers
and roped off to keep the crowds with
in bounds. Thousands were in fancy
dress and masked, and when they
were not dancing, they were throwing
confetti and paper streamers. The*
floats were simple, and represented!
different clubs here, but being a
stranger I could not recognize the sig
nificance of these "moving pictures."1
At short intervals betwee n the floara
bands would appear, which kept the
merry-makers dancing or marching
in time to the music. It lasted three
hours and tired me out watching rt,
so what must the dancers have felt
who had not stopped from the time
the cannon boomed until nightfall.
By that time the throng had sep
arated in groups, each lad with his
arm around his best girl and all seem
ed to be enjoying the last part of the
f ete as much as the first. Yet view
ing it with American eyes there^was
observed as was the custom of the .
Latin race, and as thoroughly joyous
and a happy crowd as I've ever come
across. I try not to measure these
people by my standards because I
v/ant to understand and get their
point of view, which, would be impos
sible if I-went at it critically. So far -
as my personal taste is concerned,
they don't start to suit me from the
break of day, on. I db not like the
slice of cold bread and coffee served
in your room, but if you dared to get
up and go to the dining room, the
servants would stare as though you.
were an escaped lunatic.
Another custom here that is new to
me is eating on the streets. All the .
hotels and cafes have tables arranged
out in front of the buildings and they
seem to be quite the favorite resorts .
among the diners. They are always
attractively gotten up, and the meal
well served, so this part of their pro
gram I thoroughly enjoy:
On our way home from the parade .
today, we stopped at several "the .
dansante" and the crowds seemed
greater than any day in the week
Each place we entered had two or
chestras, so when one stopped the
other took it up, so the dance went
merrily on. Doubtless many of the
dancers were a part of the masked
dancers of the street, but if they
were, they did not seems half as tired
as I was.
We leave tomorrow for Italy and-'
expect to have our mail forwarded to i
Rome, so please continue to send our
letters to ll Rue Scribe, Paris. I feel:
they will be more attentive there than
anywhere else, and will forward them
to us. I bought a little book of : pic
tures of "The Riviera" to send you
for this country is so beautiful, and
Nice is the capital city.
There are a hundred thousand per
manent residents in this city and the
tourist population must be immense..
My love, and you don't know how
I want to see you all! God bless you;,
Excelsior and Central Hotel,
Piazza Carlo Felice,
February 1, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
Genoa does not improve on ac
quaintance. It is an old, old town of
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