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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1921
Material For Water Works Ar
riving. Beautiful Easter
Beautiful Easter services were
held in the churches on Sunday and
the holy and sacred joy in the risen
Saviour was not only impressed on
the older hearts, but the ? young as
well. At the Methodist church a beau
tiful service was had, this being par
ticipated in chiefly by the children.
The week previous to Easter, Holy
Week, the members of the Lutheran
church each evening had a beautiful
and impressive service. '
Rev. Maxie White, who is a mis
sionary in Brazil, preached on Sunday
evening at the Baptist church, and
there was a large audience to hear
him. He described the people he la
bored with and the field he worked
in, telling of the problems, and many
wonderful results, and all listened to
him with keen interest. In concluding
he made an earnest plea for laborers
on the field. The world, he said, is to
be evangelized by the young, and it
was his earnest wish that some would
go from this church. When a small
boy he made a profession of faith in
this church, his family living here
during his early boyhood days. It
was a pleasure and a joy to all to hear
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, Mrs. James H. White united
with the Baptist church, having pre
viously been a member of the Chris
Mr. O. S. Wertzs has been sick dur
ing the past week, and on Sunday all
of his children came for a visit to
cheer him up, and also to be with
their mother on her birthday. This
couple has six children to be with and
comfort them now that they are not
as young as they used to be, and
these are certainly model.ones, for al
though they live about over the Stater '
they frequently give their parents
On Sunday afternoon, April 2nd,
at Ward Baptist church there will be
a Layman's meeting, which will be
composed of representatives of the
Third Division of Ridge Association.
Gov. R. A. Cooper and others are ex
pected to be present and make
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher has returned
from Chester, where she went in in
terest of missionary work in the W.
Mrs. S. J. Watson was hostess for
the New Century club Tuesday after
noon, there being a full attendance.
The chief business was in the reports
of committees. The library has now
become a reality, and an attractive
room has been secured over the Far
mers and Merchants Bank. Several
contributions have been given to
make the room comfortable, and the
140 books placed. A gift of a large
collection of books from the Ameri
can Library Association is soon ex
pected. These books having been for
the camps and are given with the re
quest from the government that
world war soldiers pay no fee to read
The committee reported that gifts
of books were coming in from those
in the town that are interested.
Before business ended officers were
elected for next year: President, Mrs.
P. B. Waters; Vice-president, Mrs.
J. H. White; Recording secretary,
Mrs. Olin Eidson; Corresponding sec
retary, Mrs. Huiet Waters; Treas
urer, Mrs. T. R. Denny; Critic, Mrs.
Joe Cox; Parliamentarian, Miss Clara
After a good program on South
Carolina poets, led by Miss Ciara
Sawyer, the hostess served a delicious
sweet course of strawberry cream and
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Browne have
moved into their new home on Aced
Mrs. Lillie Andrews and Mrs. Jack
Milne and Master Jack have arrived
for a visit in the home of Mrs. J. H.
White and Mrs. Archie Lewis.
Upon invitation Mrs. O. D. Black
and Miss Zena Payne attended a spe
cial meeting of the Lucinda Horne
chapter, U. D. C., at Saluda last week.
The former made a talk on "The U.
D. C. State Work," and the latter told
of the Historical department and its
The name sake of this chapter, Mrs.
Lucinda Horne, was a most noted wo
man. When her husband and sons
went to the war she left with them,
and remained through the four year
and cared for them and other sol
diers in evei'y way she could. Many a
soldier has testified to her loving and
motherly care, for she would keep
their scant clothing in as good order
as she could, and when they would
insist on her taking some money, she
always converted it into something
to eat for the next time they came in.
The company of the regiment of
Edgefield county to which her hus
band and sons belonged erected a
monument to her memory in 1897,
over her grave at Chestnut Hill
church, near Chappell.
Miss Nell Ferguson and Mr. Olin
Clark were married last week at the
Philippi Baptist parsonage by Rev.
G. W. Sexton. The bride has taught
in this section and has many warm
friends. Hearty congratulations are
Gen. Wade Hampton's birthday
was celebrated by the Mary Ann Buie
chapter, the occasion being in the
home of Mrs. T. R. Hoyt. Previously
the chapter had decided that a fine
way to observe the day, was to do
something for the veterans, so as
the needs of thc veterans at the Con
federate Home in Columbia were
great, it was decided to have a towel
shower. A beautiful and interesting
program was had and then the box
of towels arranged for sending.
The hostess served fruit punch.
The town water tank arrived last
week and it is hoped that ere long
work for the placing of the pipes will
begin as the latter has been here for
Mr. Manning Black of Anderson
spent the week-end here in the home
of his uncle, Mr. O. D. Black.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn spent Eas
ter at Walhalla with the latter's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stroth
er. . ? ._i .' . . . -~ . -. ?'
Mrs. Joe Cox entertained her Sun
day school class with an Easter egg
hunt on Friday afternoon and all
the little folks had a good time on
the lawn. After the hunt sweets were
Mr. Theodore Marsh has gone to
Pittsburgh, Penn., to be presnt at the
laying of the cornerstone of a new
building on the campus of thc busi
ness college he attended, all of the
former students having an invitation
Mrs. J. L. Walker is spending this
week in Columbia attending Palma
Shipping Sweet Potatoes Out
of South Carolina.
Clemson College, March 2-1.
South Carolina is now becoming
known in the sweet potato markets of
the country, and the Extension Ser
vice marketing agents are giving
their time and efforts toward send
ing out a graded product and that
well packed, ventilated and loaded
for either a short or long haul.
To date this season sixteen cars of
sweet potatoes have moved out of
this state to Eastern, Northern and
Western markets. Some of these have
gone as far west as the state of Iowa,
and several have gone to points in
New York state, reports F. L.. Hark
ey, Extension market agent.
Most of these shipments have been
made by members of the South Caro
lina Sweet Potato Association and
have been sold by the Southern States
Produce Distributing Company, Co
lumbia, S. C., which company has
signed a sales contract with the Sweet
Potato Association. Potatoes shipped
by members of the Association bear
the brand "Sugarspuds, South Caro
lina Sweet Potato Association, main
office, Florence, S. C."
The grading and loading of one or
more cars at each shipping point has
been made a demonstration of proper
grading and loading by an Extension
Service market agent, and in sever
al instances a great saving has been
'.'ffected for the shipper.
Sweet potatoes are a very perish
able product and have never received
in this state the pi-oper handling to
.vhich they are entitled, since they
had not been shipped from this state
in car lots until last season. It is there
fore necessary that every shipper
make use of the experiennce and as
sistance offered by the Extension Ser
vice of Clemson College.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Hike of Seven Miles Over
Ice and Snow.
Yesterday morning at nine o'clock
a party of eleven started out on a
seven mile hike to Twin Lakes, where
there is an attractive club house. In
the fall the roads were 'ideal for hik
ing, being hard and dry, but at pres
ent the snow is melting and it is as
treacherous as quicksand, having
melted into streams of water that
may be deep. The snow banks are
just soft enough to let you slip down
through their fty depths.
Spring has come in this North
country, but you would call it De
cember in the South. The evidences
of Spring here have nothing to do
with budding trees this early, but
merely a certain warmth in the air.
In our line of march, we crossed
the St. Louis river about three miles
from town. This river is not only froz
en but is covered with snow, so that
were its banks not high, you could
not tell it from the surrounding coun
try. Along its banks were pile on pile
of long logs waiting to be floated
down when the melting snows have
swelled the river.
Transportation of lumber, etc., is
carried on by means of huge sleds
that run along easily through the
snow. On these are carried great loads
of hay and birch logs that look
like white-washed posts, so white are
they and so perfectly straight. .
They say "It is a long lane that
has no turning," but the trouble .with
our seven mile lane was that it had
too many turnings. When we expect
ed the next corner every time to re
veal the club house, it revealed only
another lung stretch of country road.
When the club house at last came in
sight through the trees, We welcomed
it as a lost mariner would a light
house. We had long ago taken off our
coats, and were now carrying them iii
our arms since we wera-o^ercome1
with the heat.
Our party divided itself into three
groups, 1hose who were very fast
walkers, those who were moderate,
and these who preferred to walk lei
surely. I happened to be in the middle
group. We had packages of food stuff
in our arms for the midday meal.
When the first group grew tired of a
bundle they left it in thc middle of
the road, trusting that the next group
would pick it up; and when the sec
onnd group, in turn, became exhaust
ed, they laid it down for the third,
and the last group having no one
coming behind, had to lug the food
stuffs the rest of the way.
We arrived at the club house about
fifteen minutes past eleven, and im
mediately stretched out on the chairs
and covered ourselves in coats. Some
of the industrious ones did not even
wait to rest, but repaired to the club
kitchen and there made coffee and
broiled steak with a certain success
that the South can not rival. We ate
like miners or lumbermen, a meal
that we thought had been very well
The party had fully intended to
walk the seven miles back also. That
was when the first rosy glow of the
hike was in our cheeks and in our
thoughts, but on seeing two tremen
dous trucks making ready to go to
Aurora, we climbed in and rode back
singing as we bumped along.
I think that one reason such an out
ing is so enjoyable is that it requires
effort on one's own part, and wc are
more impressed with enjoyment se
cured by our own labor than that at
thc expense of some one else.
March 20, 1921.
(Copied from the Knoxville Ten
nessee paper, February, 1921.)
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Boyd delight
fully entertained a number of their
young friends Tuesday evening, the
22nd at their home on 912 East Hill
Avenue, with a Colonial tea party.
The guests were in Colonial cos
tumes representing the family and
friends of Washington. The home was
beautifully decorated with flowers
from Mi*; Sue Sloan of Johnston, S.
C., who is the South's famous musi
cian, and a very dear friend of Mrs.
Boyd. Tea and sandwiches were serv
ed and games which were very much
in keeping with the Colonial days. 1
Miss Sue Sloan Receives Hi
Miss Sue Sloan is one of fifty
"thc vast number of music teach
throughout the United States -v
teaches the "Progressive Series,"
receive an appointment to stanc
personal examination to be gi'
by Leopold Godowsky, in Chic;
on June 8th, to compete w
the fifty selected ones to enter a c
test for a free scholarship to att<
the "Godowsky Master Class" wh
will be conducted by Leopold God(
sky, who is the world renowned r
. Miss Sloan writes:
"He is editor-in-chief of the
Publication Society, which I descrit
in a previous letter, after my vi
to this wonderful building in
Louiswhere the Progressive Series
printed. He is the famous pianist a
composer, now in the very zenith
his powers. He was born at Wilna,
Russian Poland, in 1870. His tea<
ers were, first Ernest RudoriF
piano, Kiel and Bargiel (the hi
brother of Clara Schumann), in co
position. Later he studied with Sai
Saens. In 18S4 he toured America
company with the violinist, Dvid IV!
sin. In 1S90 he toured France, havi:
previously played at the Marlborou;
House, London at the command
the Princess of Wales, who accept
the dedication of a "Valse Scherzo
He returned to America, where
married Miss Frieda Saxe, of Nc
York, now generally acknowledgi
to be one of the most popular, ho
pitable and beautiful hostesses in "V
Many of the celebrated arrang
meats for left hand of the Chop
Studies were made during his sojoui
in America. In 1900 he left for Ei
rope. His success at Berlin v/as ii
stantaneous and triumphant. At th
concert, which was attended by
whole colony of pianists, Godowsk
played, in addition to works from tl
standard repertory a number of tl
most difficult of his transcriptions c
the Chopin Studies, besides his ow
arrangement cf Weber's "Invitatio
to the Dance," which is probably tli
most difficult piano piece in existence
His performance of the entire pr<
gram, an enormous test both as
mental feat and as an example o
physical endurance was such as t
gain for him the unanimous verdie
of being the greatest pianist livinj;
This superb control of all the rc
sources of technique was the resul
of his improved methods of studj
which he fully sets forth in the Prc
gressive Series. After leaving Berli
the Emperor of Austria appointe'
Mr. Godowsky as Royal Professo
and head of the Master School o
Piano Playing in Vienna.
This position was created for Mi
Godowsky, and he has a life incum
bency with distinguished honors o
rank. Besides a large number of orig
inal compositions, Godowsky has giv
en to thc pianistic world his lift;
transcriptions of the Chopin Etudes
the greatest innovations in piano lit
erature since Liszt. The Progressiv!
Series is the first work ever publish
ed which embodies fully and com
pletely his ideas, methods and princi
pies by the use of which he has ob
tained such marvelous success botl
in his own work and in that of his pu
pils, and his entire reputation, stand
ing and authority are placed in sup
port of this work.
The reader of these columns will
recall my standing the Normal exami
nation of the Progressive Series un
der Mr. E. R. Kroger, who is the
United States examiner of the Pro
gressive Series and examined me
when I attended the session at Cor
nell University, Ithica, N. Y. I was
justly proud of passing this Normal
examination of the Progressive Series
and the scholarships I won while in
New York City and the one in Boston
and others. None of the scholarships
I have won, however, have delighted
me more than the recent appointment
to Chicago under the instruction of
Leopold Godowsky, and if those in
heaven know of earthly things my
dear mother and beloved step father
will rejoice with me that I am making
an effort to fulfill my last promise to
them to try and be submissive to
God's will and not lose my ambition
in life and reap the golden fruit their
sacrifice purchased for me; and as
Mozart wrote his "Moonlight Sonata"
on the house top by moonlight, so I
wrote my examinations the last two
winters by the glow of the fire in the
still hours of night, waiting if neces
sary to minister to those whom the tie
of parental love had divinely bound
me so strong that what seemed to
others a sacrifice, to me was my only
comfort and pleasure. "God works
in a mysterious way His wonders to
perform" for had it not been for this
and had I not turned night into day
I might have devoted the time in the
day to the technical part of music
for which you are generally praised
most, but which in teaching is- like
prayers without works. There must
be a combination of the two to make
a success and properly utilize the
talents which God has entrusted to
Music is the only earthly talent
we have any assurance of being trans
formed to heaven, and those. I loved
most have joined the heavenly choir
around the great white throne, leav
ing me in my loneliness to "Turn
backward, turn backward, oh time in
your flight, Make mc a child again
just for the night," but to realize
"They have gone from me forever
here longer they could not stay, they
have reached . a fairer region far
away, far away," and only those who
have passed through the sad experi
ence can realize how much 1 miss the
support, counsel and advice of loving,
I trust Providence will so arrange
that I can attend the Godowsky class"
in Chicago and add another spoke of
knowledge and exp?rience to strength
en the wheel of my profession, that I
may be better prepared to properly
revolve it to success, which will aid
me in fulfilling my promise to my pa
rents and be a benediction to others
as well as myself.
Johnston, S. C.
Letter From Mr. Bussey.
Married, by Rev. G. W. Bussey, at
his home in Gleenwood, March 21st,
Mr. Y. L. Timmerman of Kirksey and
Miss Tommie Patterson of Epworth.
By the same, at the same place,
March 24th, Mr. Eddie Bell of Mc
Cormick and Miss T. M. Acker of
The Advertiser will allow me to
add that it is interesting to me, at
least, that just 40 years ago, I mar
ried Dr. D. A. G. Bell and wife, Miss
Mamie Middleton, (the father and
mother of this young man). I remem
ber to have married the same day,
Press Whatley and Miss Lucy Thur
mond. Wife, who was with me says
we had a big wedding at both places.
I am tempted to acid more bul re
I learn, that on last Sunday, be
cause of failing health, the Grove
church voteePto grant me a vacation
of two months and more if needed to
rest. This is just like the old church
to do this. They have always, boon
very kind to me. I hope they may be
able to get someone to fill the inter
val, and if it has to be final, that che
Lord will lead them to the viprht man
for the place. At present my hcaiili
doesn't seem to improve.
I appreciate the weekly visits of
the old Advertiser.
G. W. BUSSEY.
Greenwood, S. C.
Methodist Tent Meeting.
The members of the Methodist
church are planning to hold a tent
meeting on the church lot fronting
on Main street. The meeting will be
held as soon after May 15 as arrange
ments can be made. Rev. Luther B.
Bridges, one of the general evange
lists of the Methodist church, has
been engaged to conduct the services.
Mr. Bridges is now holding a meeting
at Bamberg, and a committee from
the Edgefield church will go down to
Bamberg Friday to confer with him
as to the final arrangements. Mr.
Bridges will bring his singer with him
to Edgefield to conduct thc song ser
vices. While this meeting is being pro
jected by the Methodists all the pas
tors and the people of the town are
cordially invited to participate and
co-operate in making the meeting a
great success and of great benefit to
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. ,
Letter From the Lone Star
Since my last writing I was pained
to learn of the death of two Edgefield
citizens, one a near relative, B. T.
Faulkner, the other one, Willie Still,
a boyhood companion and friend. He
was a son of James Still, a strong
friend of my father, and for one to
know him could not wonder at Willie
being called a good man. So I can
but offer my sympathy to the bereav
ed ones. In my previous write ups
concerning my trip last summer, I
spoke of the dear ones whom I missed
from the common walks of life passed
over to the far beyond. Then of those
whom I met with and their many
kindnesses to me. Now, I'll ?speak of
the dear old county, my native land.
I love it stronger than any other
part of the globe that I ever knew,
and it pains me to know that it has
passed from good to worse and can't
bring forth a sustaining yield without
commercial help. This is but natural,
and no surprise when well thought, of.
So is man, when he comes forth as a
bud in springtime, grows into man
hood and usefulness, then often out
lives his days of usefulness and lives
into dotage, worn out and has to be
helped. When all this is realized, what
thankful beings we ought to be.
Now," just a word to the rising gen
eration of the dear old home state.
There is part (and a large one too,)
of God's country in the state of Tex
as that has never budded into useful
ness. Come and sec. Springtime is
now on and the tillers of the soil are
getting ready for another crop, but
things generally are in an unsettled
condition, very little encouragement
to farming, yet if farming stops the
world suffers, so let us realize that
inasmuch as we know that takes the
combined efforts of heaven and earth
for the mother earth to bring forth
its proper yield, so it takes the com
bined efforts of every human being
that lives to make thc woi'ld better,
to lend his best efforts to the main
substance and sustenance of life.
Now in conclusion let me say that
this section has a fine planting sea
son in the ground, and the prospects
are bright for a crop now. I bow my
head and tip my hat and say good
wishes and God's blessings upon all
who may read these lines.
E. M. McCPvELESS.
Play in the Opera House on
Miss Ruth Tompkins and her pu
pils will give a play in the Opera
House* Friday night, April 22, under
the auspices of thc Civic League. The
fellowing is the program:
Portland Fancy, Virginia Holland,
Either Rubcnstein, Janie Edwards,
A Trench Lady, Mary Cantelou.
The Glow Worm, danced by Esther
Rubenstein. Sung by Margaret Lyon.
The Vintage, Mary Marsh.
Florolina, Mary Cantelou, Martha
Stewart, Esther Rubenstein, Janie
. Chopin Waltz, Kathryn Stewart.
Columbine Qui Flirte, Martha
Stewart, Mary Cantelou, Janie Ed
Song: "I'm in Heaven When I'm
In My Mother's Arms," Lucy Scurry.
The Witches' Dance, Virginia Hol
Simplicity, Martha Stewart.
Troika, Esther Rubenstein, Kath
ryn Stewart, Mary Cantelou, Janie
Song, Margaret Lyon.
Shawod Dance, Janie Edwards.
Japanese Dance, Esther Ruben
Song, "Alice Blue Gown," Lucy
The Four Winds: North, Esther
Rubenstein^ South, Mary Cantelou;
East, Kathryn Stewart; West, Janie
That Naughty Waltz, Virginia Hol
Blue Bird's Dance, Janie Edwards.
Narga, Mary Cantelou.
On and after the first of April I
will operate my mercantile business
on a cash basis.
L. T. MAY.