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EDGEFIELD, S. C.,: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1921
Music Recital and Commence
ment Sermon. Mrs. . Brooke
Improving. Ridge Ball
On Friday evening the pupils of
the department of music gave a pub
lic recital and there was a large audi
ence preesnt to greet these and to
enjoy their program.
Miss Barr has been the instructor
during the year, and had a large
class. The program was varied with
piano duets, solos, quartettes, and sex
tettes, and vocal solos, and each num
ber was rendered wonderfully well,
and the evening was thoroughly en
The stage was artistically deco
rated and the beautifully dressed lit
tle folks and grown-ups made a very
Some time ago the Apollo Music
club offered a prize to the one mak
ing the best average in music, it be
ing decided to offer this to the first
grade. At the close of the session it
was found that Eloise Eidson had
made the-best average, and won the
Following the recital every one
went to the library where the prod
ucts of the manual training
class were exhibited. The young gen
tlemen had made many attractive
and very useful articles, and should
be very proud of the results of their
work. There would have been a ready
sale had these been offered for such.
There were prettily polished cedar
chests, book cases, book racks, hall
seats, stools, tables, pressing boards
and utility boxes, etc. It is the in
tention of the class to sell some of the
articles next year.
Prof. Staunton ? Lott has had the
class under his instruction, and will
again be at the head of this depart
'The Sunday School convention of
the Ridge Association, convenes Sat
urday and Sunday with Ward Baptist
church and a number from the Sun
day school here are planning'to at
The commencement sermon* was
preached before the graduating class
of the High School on Sunday morn
ing, in the auditorium by Rev. Ho
raine of Columbia, and there was a
large audience, as this was the only
service in town for morning.
Mr. Horaine is one of the instruc
tors in the Lutheran Seminary of Co
lumbia, and is greatly interested in
education, and delivered a fine dis
course on that text: "Know ye not
that they which run in a race, run all,
but one receiveth the prize! So run
that ye may obtain." The entire school
was seated in a body in front, and
these young people must have been a
source of inspiration to the speaker.
Special music was furnished that was
very pleasing. The ministers of the
town assisted in the services.
The graduating exercises will take
place on Monday evening, there will
be a large graduating class and they
will be addressed by Prof. Hand, of
Miss Theora Fleming of Gaines
ville, Fla., is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. John Marsh.
Mesdames Willi? Tompkins and F.
S. Jefferson spent the past week at
Meeting Street with relatives.
Mrs. Alice Cox is at home from a
visit to Mrs. Paul Perry at. Peak
Mr. and Mrs. Huiet Waters and Mr.
P. B. Waters are at home from a trip
Miss Antoinette Denny entertained
last week with a tea in honor of the
young lady teachers of the High
School. A very happy evening was
spent and a delicious repast served.
Mr. Will Bradfield of Charlotte,
has been a recent visitor here.
Little David, the 3 year old son of
Rev. David Kellar, had a painful ac
cident last Tuesday evening. The lit
tle fellow ran in a dark room playing
and struck his head near the temple
on the sharp corner of a marble top
table. A .painful gash was made, and
a few stitches had to be taken.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke who was opera
ted on last week at Baptist hospital
for gall stone and appendicitis, is im
proving, the operation being a very
Mrs. Mary Waters is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs, Lizzie Huiet at Henderson
ville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones entertained a
party of youngf people on Saturday
evening in a very enjoyable manner.
Cosy seats were arranged out on the
long verandas, and progressive con
versation was enjoyed. During the
evening ices and cakes were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children have been visiting in the
home of Mr. M. W. Clark.
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright re
turned to their home in Georgetown
after a visit in the home of Miss
Misses Maude and Gladys Sawyer
spent the past week in Florence.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weirse, of
Charleston are visiting in the home
of Mr. Westmoreland, coming to at
tend commencement. The bride, who
was Miss Minnie Westmoreland,
would have been one of the honor
graduates had not Cupid interfered
a few weeks' previous.
In the absence of Rev. W. S.
Brooke, who is still in Columbia, at
the bedside of his wife, the pulpit
was filled by his nephew, Rev. W. B.
Brooke, who is pastor of Stevens
Creek and Rocky Creek churches. .
The base ball teams of Johnston,
Ridge Spring, Saluda and Batesburg
have recently organized into a league
called the Ridge League, and have
already had two big games. On last
Thursday, Johnston and Saluda cross
ed bats here on the diamond, and a
very exciting game was had, John
ston winning. The gate receipts
amounted to $58, and this will be
used by the league for any expense.
Special June Offerings.
In this issue will be found a page
advertisement of Mr. Rubenstein in
which ne tells The Advertiser's read
ers of the money saving prices that
are offered for June in every depart
ment of the store. It will be seen that
many of these attractions are new
spring and summer goods that were
purchased at almost half what they^
were a year ago. Mr. Rubensteirf
stands quarely behind every price he
makes and every statement he makes
in this page advertisement. Cut it
out and take it to the store and you
will see that he does.
Dr. R. A. Marsh, Edgefield, yes
terday visited and inspected the South
Carolina Tuberculosis sanatorium,
and will submit the report of his in
vestigation to the state health depart
partment. Beginning last October,
the executive committee of the state
board of health appointed a commit
tee of three to inspect monthly the
tuberculosis institution to ascertain
whether or not everything possible
was being done for the care and com
fort of the patients. The members of
the committee are R. A. Marsh, Edge
field; William Egleston, Hartsville,
and William Lester, Columbia. Dr.
Marsh is making the May inspection.
Negro Population in South
Carolina Increase 3.5 Per
Washington, May 19.-The negro
population of South Carolina in 1920
numbered 864,719, accorling to sta
tistics made public today by the cen
sus bureau. Thia was an increase of
3.5 per cent for the ten years. Whites
numbered 818,538, or an increase of
20.5 per cent. South Carolina's for
eign born population was placed at
6,401 or four per cent of the total
population, which was the same as
ten years ago.
There were 838,293 males and
845,431 females, or a ratio of 99.2
males to 100 females.
State Cotton Grader Located
Robt.' S. Long, .formerly of Edge
field, has been appointed by J. Clif
ton Rivers, state warehouse commis
sioner, as district cotton grader for
the counties of Anderson, Greenville,
Oconee and Pickens. The headquart
ers for this district will be in Easley.
As recently announced, the state has
been divided into twelve districts,
each district to have an expert grad- ?
er, who will have charge of the ware
houses in bis district.
Mr. Long is a practical and experi- ;
enced cotton man. For the present i
he has established his headquarters ;
in The Progress building. He is a ;
[son-in-law of Rev. D. W. Hiott.- .
I Pickens Sentinel.
COMMENCEMENT CONCERT. BY MUSIC STUDENTS
TRENTON HIpH SCHOOL
j Thursday Evening^-8:30 O'clock
Miss Arah Pauline Gatl?n, Instructor
Jolly Darkies (quartet)_^->>-Betcher
Dorothy Miller Mildred Pardue
Wilma Swearingen Margaret Whitlock
Hungarian Rhapsody (duet)-(--.- - Lizst
Katherine M?r3h^|rasan Mathis
Io a Wild Rose_/Jw --MacDowell
?'V.v. Margaret O^nrtney
[ Know ?'Litfl? Boy_-Steele
'~ Mary Smith
May Day (trio)_- ->-Rathhurn
Sallie Carpenter, Clytie Belle Blqck, Fannie Laurie Black
Melody in F (duet)_- --_-Runenstein
Gertrude Black, Louise Black
Romance of a Rose-_j^>,_---Merrill
Cornelia Webb - .
Dome Play. With Us (song)_- -.- Ellsworth
[a) Souvenir_.-|'_ .___Drdla
(b) Second Mazurka-Godard
Little Indian Chief_- - -Strickland
rhe Little Postillion (duet) " _/_Kleinmichel
Sallie Marsh, Sallie Lee Watson
Playfellows Waltz (trio) __-'?l- -_Lerman
Eugenia Smith, Felicia Moss, Lena Padgett
Parade Review (quartet) ?_ -'--^^p_ -_Engelmann
Marga^fc^j?ey "-^ '..Susan Mathis . '
Kathleen Smith . ?~0^a^erm? ^l^rsh
' Mildred Pardue
Athletic Sports (duet)_Engelmann
Cornelia Webb, Lois Black
Sylvan Sprites (trio)-:-Engelmann
Mary Smith, Wein ona Day, Bertha Marsh
Menuet in G-Beethoven
kiter the Charge (duet)-._ Engelmann
Susan Mathis, Katherine Marsh
rhe Rheumatiz (song)'
(a) Kamenoi Ostrow-Rubinstein
(b) Valse Chromatique_._Godard
Alpine Bells (trio)-._Oesten
Mildred Pardue, Sarah Yonce, Margaret Whitlock
A Summer Night-Chorus
Miss Florence Mims Writes
Some Incidents of the School
The last public function of the
fear besides that of the commence
nent, took place in the corridors of
;he Hearding High school here and
n the agricultural building Friday
light, when the specimens -of work
ione by the manual training, art,
iomestic science and other depart
ments, were exhibited.
The foreign parents who came, and
?rere not able to understand Eng
ish, at least could see the work which
;heir sons and daughters had accom
plished during the year. These peo
ple interest me very much, and I told
me Austrian girl that I would like to
meet her mother. The name was Zu
ponsic, if you can grasp it all at once,
but some n?imes are much worse, so
that when I have pronounced several
lonsecutively, I feel that I have mas
tered a foreign tongue.
I was introduced to the Austrian
mother who responded in Austrian,
and much to my amusement and in
terest, continued to talk about me in
Austr""~ looking at me every now
and then with a peculiarly Austrian
expression which was unintelligible
to me, while I waited like a dumb an
imal, impatient to know what on
garth they could be saying.
I told the daughter that she must
interpret the conversation for me,
and she replied that her mother want
ed to know how old I was. This was
most disconcerting,-, but nevertheless,
a legitimate question must be ans
wered and that truthfully, I speedily
resorted to the use' of pantomine and
held up my ten fingers a sufficient
number of times to tell her my age.
After this she made a surprised com
ment in Austrian, and if I had been
curious to know what the previous
remarks were I was doubly impatient
in this instance.
Through the interpretation I got
th? flattering remark thot I did not
look more than eighteen. Heretofore
I have been a little partial to the
Finns, and if I cared a great deal
about whether f looked young or
not, I might suddenly .become enam
oured of the Austrians.
However, I can't say that I think
it any virtue for a person to look
younger than their years declare, for
if one has worked and thought and
experienced, there are sure to
come corresponding wrinkles in the
brain, so what matters it about a few
furrows, more or less, that are not
without a meaning iback of them?
The boys in my reading classes,
who are more or less given to pranks
in the school room, on this occasion,
had suddenly become transformed
overnight into knights and courtiers
in attitude, who escorted me around
telling me in their wise way about
all the things that I did not under
stand about manual training and
some of the other arts.
In the mechanical, drawing depart
ment, where various plans for fur
niture and houses had been made, by
the students. I pretended I under
stood some, of it, but the lines fairly
made me dizzy, so much does the art
of buildirg differ from the art of
In the geography department, the
students had made what are callee
"product maps." On the outline of ?
country, on a large sheet of heavj
paper, were placed the several things
that grow in each part of the coun
try. For instance, dates, cotton, hemp
silver, etc., were pasted m the spol
where those particular things wer?
Sometimes the state of South Car
olina was drawn as I had remember
ed it, and sometimes a student had
changed the southern boundary line,
so that it took off small bits of
Georgia, but that is not what aroused
my indignation. It was this. On look
ing to see what wonderful products
i my state might have pasted on its
bosom, I saw a large tobacco leaf,
and nothing more. To me it was re
volting to be reminded that South
Carolina should raise such a thing! I
made some slight remark to that ef
fect to my guide, whose name was
Peter Deanovich, and he looked at
me with surprise in his eyes, wonder
ing why I should object to tobacco.
It is consumed in quantities here,
so that one might think it grew in
window boxes, or along the very road
sides, easy of access, but I am sorry
to say that so much seems to be rais
ed in the South and elsewhere, that
it supplies the entire country with
a lavishness which would be welcome
in some other plant which possessed
nutrition and not nicotine.
I had two central ideas racing
through my brain on leaving the ex
hibition, one being that to a certain
Austrian I looked only eighteen, and
the other was that tobacco was evi
dently considered the chief and most
important product of South Caro
May 16, 1921.
Farming Must be Better Or
We have several farmers' organiza
tions m the co?nfyancT they are;db
ing a great deal of good, but there
are many other things that we should
do. Below we are bringing to our peo
ple a few things that would result in
good for Edgefield County farmers,
and indirectly for every class of peo
Two communities of the county,
Trenton and Meriwether, have far
mers' clubs that meet several times
a year. We should not only have two
such clubs, but one in every commu
nity throughout the entire county.
We understand right now that; the
farmers around Johnston and those
around Edgefield are working up
such organizations for their respec
tive communities. We trust they will
and trust others will follow suit.
With the county thoroughly organ
ized as mentioned above, there should
be a central organization with head
quarters at the most central section
of the county, made up of several
representative men from each of
the organized communities. Now,
what should be the purposes of the
Central Organization? They should
meet about four times a year to dis
cuss the problems of production, bet
ter soils and less fertilizers, livestock
raising, growing other crops besides
cotton, marketing, etc., and should
see that a county program of work
is put on throughout the county so as
to aid the County Agent and other
agriculural agencies to reach every
farmer in the county. Such is being
done in other counties and Edgefield
should not be left behind.
May we say a word about growing
other crops besides cotton for money
crops? We are told that our section
of the south is ideal for growing to
matoes", carrots, beets, fall turnips,
etc., for northern markets. TL? year
some of our farmers are trying Irish
potatoes, string beans, tomatoes,
sweet potatoes, cant?loupes, and
Lima beans. And as for the markets,
we are assured by the marketing and
agricultural agents thai a market
can be found if the products are
grown in large lots so as to ship hy
Edgefield county should and must
do the things we have mentioned and
many others. If you think so as we
do, then do your part by going to
your County Agent and telling him
that we must have these things and
then do all in your power to bring
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday School Doing Good:
Work. Rev. George Bus
sey Improved. Misses
This lovely Monday morning.; in>
spires us with new hopes, after a;full
Sabbath with the day spent in trying:
to do good in various ways.
First, we mention the splendid!
Sunday School lesson by the little:
tots, provingthe mothers and fath
ers are taking more time with teach
ing and carrying cut the greatest
duty involved upon a parent and that
is the spiritual life of the child. The
home influence, the influence that
counts most in our lives.
Mr. Will Dow, the Bible class
teacher had studied the lesson well,,
making a good impression on his
class, judging from the words ofT
praise from several of the class.
We are always glad to have so?
many mothers and fathers with us at
Sunday school, it encourages the
children, and is good for them to be
present, encourages the officers and
teachers as well.
The weekly prayer meetings held
each week at Flat Rock continue with:
good attendance and much interest,
Decision was the subject used last
meeting. While wes call it a prayer
meeting, it is more of a young peo-,
pie's meeting, as they, each week:
comprise an executive committee wlnv
select the subject and appoint dif
ferent boys and girls to take part,,
such as essays, appropriate readings,,
songs and talks on the subject. The
willingness on the part of the boys
and girls to do whatever is assigned
them keeps up the interest. And we
must mention the deportment, which
all along has been the best.
The Misses Agner were hostess on.
last Saturday afternoon for ?he Y.
W. ?.'s "Prayer" being the subject,
was beautifully carried out by each
of the girls. They, have recently sent
?" D?x-t? the - Connie 'Marvell'Or
phanage valued at about ten dollars^ .
and they now are busy trying to
raise funds for the Mims and Tillman:
The hosts of friends of Mrs. George
Bussey are delighted to learn her
sister, Mrs. Jack Bradley of McCor
mick, who has been seriously ill, is
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bussey have?
returned from Red Hill where they
have been among their old home folks
and were guests in the home of Mr..
and Mrs. W. R. Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Griffis attended
services at Red Oak Grove on last
Sunday and were very cordially
greeted by their friends.
Mrs. Will Newberry of Bath, S. C.,
is visiting her uncle ,Mr. W. A. Dow.
Mr. and Mrs. McKie Bailey spent
yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey, Mr. ami
Mrs. Will Agner and Mr. George
Bussey went to Columbia last week.
Mrs. Luther Dorn was called to>
Columbia last week to the bedside of '
her mother who is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Callison Kemp of
Kirksey were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Bussey recently. They vis
ited relatives in Edgefield r Mr. and
Mrs. Bussey accompanying ^hem
there on Sunday.
Mr. Walter Griffis continues fre
quent visits in our midst. This time:
he was accompanied by his cousin,.
Mr. Otis Mason. |
Mrs. Zelphia Thurmond is visiting
her granddaughter, Mrs. Dewey
White, at Plum Branch.
Two of Plum Branch's young menv
Mr. Sanford Wilson and Mr. Seigler
attended prayer meeting at Flat.
Rock last Saturday night.
Mrs. A. B. Young who has been'
very sick is now able to sit u? for ai
few minutes. Mrs. Young has many
friends all over the country who wish
for her a speedy recovery .
Miss Kathleen Kenrick is in War
renville, S. C., where she has gone
to be present at the marriage of Miss
Elizabeth Steifel to Mr. Ray NeaL.
of Akron, Ohio on June 1st. While
she is away she will visit friends^ at
Batesburg and Augusta.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman was- the
guest last week end of Miss Mamie
Miss Marie Prescott left last weet,
to visit in Washington, D. C., as guest
of her sister, Mrs. Alice McFarlim