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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
JOHNSTON LETTER. *
Marion Lott Improving. Moth
ers' Club Organized. Mr.
McCreight Escapes Se-'
rious Injury. U. D.
During the past week work was
started toward the placing of the
water pipes and places marked for
each plug. The water tank is now
on hand, and it is hoped that it will
not be long before everything will
he in operation.
Mrs. Mattie Toney received a mes
sage last week telling of the death
of her nephew, Mr. Harmon Mosely,
which occurred at the Charleston
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pender, who
have been making their home in
Panama, are expected for a visit in
about two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
of Columbia are visiting in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Miss Loisa Watson has returned
to Hollins Institute, Va., after spend
ing a short vacation at her home
Miss Lucile Woodward has gone
to Columbia to visit her aunt, Mrs.
. Henry Whitaker.
The Angeline Bacon Chapter U.
D. C. had a pleasant affair on Friday
evening in the home of Misses Louise
and Inez Rhoden. This was a "meas
uring party" and the young folks
made $9.0 for their treasury.
Invitations to the marriage of
Miss Debbie Mae Marsh, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Marsh, to Mr.
Charles Laffaday have been received
here. The happy event will be April
7th, in the home of the bride.
Upon an invitation from the board
of directors of Confederate College,
Charleston, Mrs. O. D. Black, first
state vice-president U. D. C., went
to Charleston on Wednesday to be
.a guest of honor at the annual fete .
and reception ' at'-'the college."-'The 1
pleasures will include a trip to Mag
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch are at
home from a trip to Atlanta.
Miss Nell McCartha, of Aiken, is .
visiting her cousin Miss Hallie White. ,
The illness of Mr. W. C. Temple- ?
ton is a source of much concern to ?
his many friends here. He is in a i
critical state with Bright's disease ?
and leakage of the heart. It had ]
been hoped that hospital treatment i
would benefit him, but his condition ]
is not such that he could be carried, j
Mrs. Walter Hendrix, Miss Flor- '.
ide Hendrix, of Leesville and Mrs. I
Janie Burr, of Jacksonville, Fla., 1
have been for a visit to their aunt, i
Mrs. B. L. Adams.
Mrs. M. T. Turner, st:.fce treasurer .
D. A. R. attended the board meeting ?
of the trustees of the D. A. E. ?
school, Tamassee, which was held 1
Wednesday in Columbia at the Jef- '<
Miss Antoinette Denny was hos
tess for the Music Club on Tuesday '>
afternoon. The club decided to have ?
an "Old Folks Concert" soon to ?
raise funds. Delegate elected to
Camden was Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, the :
president being first delegate. The
club having decided to give a prize 1
for best advancement in music, the
chairman of the committee, Miss 1
Francis Turner, reported and recom
mended the prize, a music al dic
tionary, be given the beginner, the ?
teacher to be the judge. This was i
accepted. All of the officers were
re-elected for the coming year. Af- :
ter a very enjoyaable program of i
yoic? and piano music and a fine i
paper on the study topic, a dainty
salad course was served.
A "Mother's Club" was 'organized
on Saturday afternoon at the home 1
of Mrs. Annie Harrison. This came
about through the agency of a rep- :
resentative of Drapers Library As- 1
sociation. All purchasing the set of
hooks receive a years course, a book
let for each month, with splendid in
struction foi* mothers. These are to
be the charter members. Mrs. W. E. !
LaGrone was elected president, Mrs. :
B.. T. Boatwright, vice-president;
Mrs. E. R. Mobley, treasurer. There ;
is to be no social feature with this !
On Saturday morning Mr. Joe Mc
Creight barely escaped being killed :
hy the early northbound passenger
train. In crossing the railroad at .
Edisto street, a coming train can- 1
not be seen until one is right at the
track. Mr. McCreight did not hei
the coming train and only saw it s
he was nearly on the track. He a
tempted to. cross, but some part (
the car, as he made the quick effor
did not respond and the train struc
the car as Mr. McCreight jumpe
out. Mr. McCreight was not hui
but his car, a Paige touring car,
a complete wreck.
Another very serious car accider
happened on Thursday afternooi
one of the party in 'he car, Mr. Rav
being seriously hurt. The accider
happened on the Trenton road, abqu
a mile out of town, when the ca
skidded and turned over. It wa
feared at first that Mr. Rawl wa
Everyone is delighted to see Mi
John Warren, of Charlotte, N. C
here, after an absence of nearly .
Mrs. John Wright has gone t
Bamberg to visit her friend, Mrs
Sallie Rice Owen.
Mrs. W. B. Outzs and little soi
are visiting in Tennille, Ga. .
Mrs. E. E. Andrews and Mrs. Johi
Milne and Master Jack, arrived las
Thursday from Tennessee to visit ii
the homes of Mrs. James White anc
Mrs. Archie Lewis.
Those from here attending *th(
state federation in Camden this wee!
are Mrs. C. P. Corn, western districl
vice-president; Miss Zena Payne, th?
state chairman of Americanization
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, delegate from
Music Club and Mrs. Huiet Waters,
delegate from New Century Club.
The friends of Mrs.. J. Neil Lott
will regret to know she has been sick
for the past two weeks.
Miss Mallie Waters is now able to
be out again, after a week's sickness.
Rev. Daniel Kellar, Mr. Mark
Toney and Mr. John Wright attend
ed a Pythian meeting held in Colum
bia during the past week. '
?To observe Gen. Wade Hampton's
ter TJ. D. C. had a towel shower for
the benefit of the Confederate Sol
dier's Home in Columbia. The oc
casion was held in the chapter his
torian's home, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt. Af
ter a splendid paper on the subject
and as "The Bonnie Blue Flag" was
sung, two little boys, Marion Hoyt
and Billie Walsh came in with a large
Confederate flag, which held the
shower of gifts. A contest was then
held of questions on "Hampton and
the Soldiers Home" four of the mem
bers answering equally as well-Mrs.
0. D. Black, Mrs. A. B. Harrison,
Miss Zena Payne and Miss Clara
Sawyer. After drawing, Miss Sawyer
winning, she was presented a picture'
The first picnic of the season was
had by the 9th grade of the High
School on Saturday at Smith's pond.
A. very happy time was had, and in
the afternoon it was decided to elect
a queen of the festivities. A beau
tiful throne of honey-suckle and dog
wood was made under a large tree,
and then a vote taken for the queen.
Miss Laurie Hoyt was chosen queen
and crowned by Miss Antoinette
Denny, one of the teachers of the
school. It was then decided to
have a "king" and this method of
choosing was very funny, as it had
to be the boy of the biggest foot. So
every foot was measured and Austin
McCreight was crowned king.
The Emily Geiger chapter met
with Mrs. J. P. Bean on Monday, the
chief business being in giving $35.00
to the current expenses of the D. A.
R. school; $5.00 to the school at
Georgetown, under the general care
of the local chapter; $3.00 toward
the support of a descendant of Gen.
Sumter; $5.00 to aid the payment of
the placing of the school auditorium
curtain, and $7.00 for manual for
Americanization. The chapter has
recently given $75.00 to aid the
chemistry department and $5.00 for
the manual training class. Education
being a. keynote of work, it has been
the pleasure of the chapter to make
the gifts. The Emily Geiger fund,
a nucleus for a marker at her grave
now has $35.00. After a very in
teresting program on Colonial Homes
all enjoyed music and later a dainty
The W. C. .T. U. meets Friday af
ternoon with Mrs. T. R. Denny in
stead of Mrs. Templeton.
The 25 th birthday of the Mary ;
Ann Buie Chapter U. D. C. was cele
brated last Friday, Mrs. J. H. White '
being hostess. The home was at- i
Program Annual M?bting of Woman's
Auxiliary of Congaree Presbytery
Columbia, Ap$ 14-15,1921
THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH, 1921
10:30 A. M.-Mrs. W. L. Dune vant, Presiding.
-Devotional-Rev. W;. S. Harden.
-Welcome Address-r-Mrs.. J. P. Elliott,
President Shandon Auxiliary.
-Response-Miss Sabe Miller, Trenton, S. C.
-Music-Mrs. Duetai|pand Mrs. Moffatt.
-New Members Enrolled.
/ -Appointment of C.bjhmittees.
-Reports of Officers.?
-Address-Mr. J. vB.i^pillman.
-Bible Lesson-Mi?^T. S. Bryan.
Thursday Afternoon Session.
2:30 P. M.-Mrs. O. Y. Owings,presiding.
-Devotional-Mrs. .Ol;. Y. Owings.
-Minutes. Roll Call.'
-Music, Solo-Mrs. ^F. A. W. Elmgren.
-Demonstration in . literature.
-Message from Thbi
Mrs. S. C. Hodges,
8:00 P. M.-Rev. W. S. Harden, $
-D e votional-Mrs.:
-Vocal Solo-Mrs.-.Christie Benet.
-Missionary Address-^-Rev. L. C. McC. Smythe.
-Solo-Mr. Allan Rp*'
2:30 P.M.-Mrs. W. L. Dunovarrt, Presiding^
-Devotional-Mrs. J. E. Henderson.
-Minutes. Roll Call
-Reports of Auxiliaries.
-Address, "Secretaries cf the Causes and Their
Work"-Mrs. Andrew Bramlett.
-Open Conference. . *
-Music-Mrs. William Furtick.
-Message from Mrs. F. Louise Mayes.
-Reports of Credentials Committee.
-Reports of Nominating Committee.
-Election of Officers.
-Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us."
-Inspirational Talk-Miss Anna Theilguard.
Friday Afternoon Session
11:30 A. M.-Call to Order-Mrs. W. L. Duno'vant, Presiding.
-Devotional-Mis. S. B. Griffin.
-Solo-Mrs. E. S. Campbell. ? y'
-Report of Committee on Recommendations.
-A Message from Korea-Mrs. H. L. Timmons.
-A Message from Peru-Mrs. N. G. Gonzales.
'-Address on Bible Study and Prayer,
Mrs. S. C. Byrd.
-Report of Committee on Place of Meeting.
-Report of Committee on Resolutions.
Friday Evening Session
8:15 P.M.-Model Christian Endeavor.
Mrs. W. H. Chapman and Mrs. Wyatt Taylor.
-Pageant, "We Never Knew."
tractively decorated in patriotic col
ors and in the front hall large silver
letters were suspended, "1896-1921."
Among the decorations was the large
emblem of the U. D. C., the five
pointed star, each point naming an
object of endeavor. As the mem
bers arrived they were met and di
rected by the chapter officers, Mrs.
Barton Walsh, Mrs. P. B. Waters,
Miss Zena Payne in the haall; Mrs..
0. D. Black and Mrs. T. R. Hoyt in
the parlor. The chapter membership
is 62 and a large crbwd was presennt
there being nearly all of the Girls
of the 60's present, the chapter be
ing proud- of these members-Mrs.
James Turner, Mrs. Nancy Lott, Mrs.
B. T. Adams, Mrs. Kate Crouch and>
Mrs. Martha Edwards. In the par
lor a very interesting program was
carried out, Miss Clara Sawyer lead
ing:" Music, "Southern Airs" Mrs.
Al Clark; "Our Birthday" Mrs. Jas.
FI. White. In this toast to the chap
ter, Mrs. White told of that bleak,
:old day 25 years ago, when the
chapter was organized, the ladies be
ing encouraged to organize by Mr.
Wash Allen, Capt. P. B. Waters, Mr.
Edwards and Mr. Sam Ready, these
four meeting with the following, who
are -the charter members of the
chapter: Mrs. J. H. White, Mrs. W.
E. Lott, now of Edgefield; Mrs.
Brooks Lewis, Mrs. G. P. Cobb, Mrs.
Eleanor Ivey, Mrs. Annie G. Harri
son, Mrs. Martha Edwards, Mrs. Geo.
Hill Williams, Mrs. Haseltine La
Grone Smith, Mrs. Angeline Bacon,
Mrs. E. E. Andrews and Misses An
nie Ready, Clara Sawyer and Sue
Sloan. During the 25 years the
chapter has had over 100 members.
At the organization Mrs. White was
elected president. Following Mrs.
White, Mrs. S. J. Watson gave a
toast to the charter members in hap
py words, and Mrs. Bartow Walsh
gave a toast to "The Girls of the
60's" in very pleasant words. Piano
solo, "Evangeline" Mrs. T. R. Hoyt;
reading "The Gray Jacket" Miss
Emily Carter; Greetings from the C.
of C., by the president, Miss Minnie
Westmoreland; Piano Duet, Misses
[Hallie White and Lucy Stevens;
Chorus, "The Homespun Dress, Mrs
Taylor Goodings, Mrs. James Tomp
kins, Mrs. Joe Cox, Miss Maude Saw
yer, these being in costume, wearing
palmetto hats; Piano Solo, "Mary
land, My Maryland" Miss Emma
Bouknight. After the program Mrs.
W. E. Lott, an out-of-town member,
expressed her pleasure at being pres
ent and made a short talk that went
to the hearts of each one, in a very
sympathetic way. Later a social
while was spent and a variety of
sandwiches, wafers, tea and lemons
were served. The occasion was one
of many pleasures and all present
were more proud than ever thai they
were Daughters. Each one express
ed their pleasure to the hostess as
Prize Essays Receive Rewards.
On Monday morning several of the
J -dies from the W. C. T. U*. went
over to the school and awarded
prizes for essays on the subject of
"Law Enforcement" and "Why Our
States Have Laws Against the Ciga
rette." Some weeks ago Mr. T. B.
Greneker and Mr. J. H. Cantelou
had talked to the children and High
School students on these subjects.
The committee was welcomed by
Prof. Brooks, and Mrs. Tillman pre
sented the local prizes to the best
in each grade, as follows: Fourth
grade,William Byrd, honorable men
tion, Marjorie Prescott; fifth grade,
Margie Kemp, second, J. R. Timmer
man; sixth grade, Martha Thurmond;
seventh grade, Elizabeth Timmerman
honorable mention, Caroline Hicker
son;'eighth grade, May Rives; ninth
grade, Edwin Rives; tenth grade,
Eleanor Mims. Each of the win
ners received a' Silver Dollar.
. In the county contest, the first
High School prize was won by No.
second county prize in the High
Schools was won by Miss Elizabeth
Lott, of the ninth grade of Edge
field High School.
The county prizes in the graded
schools were won by the Edgefield
school. Best in the county, John
Feltham, a prize of $5.00, second
prize in the county, Maizie Kemp.
Honorable mention for the county
were, Misses Helen Nicholson, Mary
Marsh, Willie May McCarty, Ethel
Clarke, Long Branch, and No. 70 of
the Johnston High School. Miss
Susan Adams received the $5.00 off-jr
ered for thc best poster on cigarette
and liquor evil.
The best essays in the county will
be published in the Advertiser.
Must Not Over-Produce.
This should be a year of intensive
rather than extensive farming. Be
cause of an abundance of land,
American farmers have depended
upon a large acreage instead of a
heavy acre yield. Level lands, power
machinery and long seasons in the
southwest have made it possible for
farmers to plant more than they can
economically harvest, thus increas
ing production costs. In 1921 it is
essential, from an economical stand
point, to produce at low cost pro
ducts of high quality, and this can
not be done unless acreage is mate
Farmers cannot afford to over
produce any commodity, and by over
production we mean, more than the
market's of the world can pay for,
and for that reason, those who have
given the subject earnest study and
attention advise the use of the best
seed obtainable? fewer acres and in
tensive cultivation. No farmer should
put into crop more than he and his
family can cultivate well and harvest
quickly and at the right time unless
he is certain of his ability to secure
sufficient labor at reasonable wages
to properly care for it. "Grow as
much of your own living at home as
conditions will permit and sell the
surplus at a reasonable profit," is
the slogan for this year. Let some
of your land "lay" out rather than
be a party to glutting the market. It
will not hurt the land. If weeds come
up, turn them under; you will grow
a better crop next season because
you have rested your land and in
creased its fertility. Feed yourselves
first, cater to the local markets and
then if you have any time or land
left, specialize..-Farm and Ranch, j
General Wade Hampton Of
The following is an address deliv
ered before the Newberry High
School by Mr. W. H. Wallace, editor
of the Newberry Observer:
It is an honor that I appreciate
very highly to have Been asked by
the United Daughters of the Con
federacy to be the speaker on the
occasion of the first . celebration ia
Newberry of the birthday of that
splendid South Carolinian, Wade
Hampton. I use the much-abused
word, "splendid" advisedly, for he
was, indeed, as citizen and soldier, a
splendid character. As a country
lad I read of the daring and dash
ing cavalry leader and admired him.
greatly; but I never saw him untfl:
he came to Newberry on campaign,
day, September-13, 1876, to speak
to the Red Shirts and to rally tba'
dormant hopes and energies of -the
democracy. He had been nominated
for governor at the D?mocratie state
convention in Columbia ... in August,
and was entering on "a canvass that
many of the wisest men regarded as
a forlorn hope, so long had the state
been prostrate in the dust with a
negro majority of forty thousand to
contend against; with every state.,
office and nearly every county office
and both houses of the general as
sembly in the hands of Republicans
jr "Radicals" as that party was then
sailed in South Carolina. In Colum
3ia and Charleston and other towns
n the state were "Yankee garrisons"
-and Ulysses S. Grant was presi
Icnt of the United States. It was a
?reat undertaking; but Wade Hamp
;on threw his whole soul into it, and
lever faltered a moment, nor did he
mee lose his self-control or the con
sol of his followers.
Hampton was then in the prime
)f his life, with a face and form welt
ligh perfect and a manner quiet and
lignified. His presence inspired re-.
U the beginning of the-campaign he
:ounseled moderation and a ppealed
o the people to observe the law and .
ispecially to treat the misguided
?egroes kindly. Many negroes went
mt to the campaign meetings to se?
md hear him, and at the Nomember
'lection, out of more than 180,000
rotes that were cast the "Radical"
eturning board, after throwing out
he votes of Edgefield and Laurens
ounties, found that Chamberlain
lad less than two thousand majority,
md when those two counties were
estored and counted under an or
ler of the Radical supreme court,
lampton had a majority of more
han a thousand. It was a striking
ribute to his kindness and strong
?ersonality that so many negroes
.oted for him, and it was an achieve
nent that could not have been ac
omplished by or for any other liv
Gen. Hampton was not a particu
arly eloquent man; he was not an
irator in the commonly accepted
neaning of that term; but his
?/ords carried conviction and per
vasion and force because of the
trong personality behind them. He
tad none of the arts of the dema
gogue but he could sway the feel
ngs of the multitude as few men
:ould, by his earnestness and evident
incerity.. As an example of this
)ower, I will mention that after his.;
?lection, when he had been kept out
if office for weeks and weeks by the
Radical state government, hacked
>y the army of the United States, an
mmense crowd of his followers gath
;red in Columbia, fearing that the'
victory so nobly won was about tO'
>e snatched out of their hands, and
vere on the verge of doing somet
hing desperate; it looked like notti
ng could stop them. But Hampton
?poke to them from the balcony of
he old Wheeler house and pleaded
:or caution and for obedience to law
md in impassioned tones that reach
id every man in the listening crowd,
ie said: "I have been elected gov
irnor, and by the Eternal God, I
viii be governor or there shall be a
nilitary governor" That was enough,
he crisis passed, and the danger
vas over. .
I wish I could give the younger
nembers of this audience some sort
>f conception of a typical scene at a
ted Shirt campaign meeting in 1876.
n that, day every country man and
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