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. o? EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1921 _No-19
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Revival in Baptist Church. Un
profitable Prices for Pota
toes. Bible Class Has
A revival has begun at the Bap
tist church, and the pastor, Rev. W.
S. Brooke is being assisted by Dr.
Hardy of Georgia. Dr. Hardy did not
arrive until time for the Monday
evening service, but on Sunday, the
pastor preached two very earnest
The people are all deeply interest
ed and feel the need of a genuine
revival, and the services are being
largely attended. Sweet music, which
is always a force in any meeting is
being stressed. Besides the regular
choir the junior choir assists, and a
. young folks' choir has also been or
ganized. The orchestra assists, so its
volume of sweet music is heard.
There are two services, morning at
10:30 and evening at 8:30. The ser
vices will Continue about ten days.
Mrs. John 0. Gough of New Or
leans is spending a while here with
friends. She is the wife of a former
pastor of the Baptist church, and is
warmly welcomed here whenever she
returns. This winter she will make
her home at Dallas Texas.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun of Florida is
visiting h?r daughter, Mrs. Ben
Mrs. M. T. Siftley and Miss Ella
M? bl cy are guests of their sister, Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Coleman and
little son are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons, who
has been matron at Coker College,
has arived for the vacation, which
. she spends here with her brothers.
Miss Hortense Padgett, one of the
teachers at Edgefield is spending a
tatoes that was shipped from here
about two weeks ago has been heard
from and it is found that only about
20 cents on the barrel will be realiz
ed. It seems that the freight cost is
entirely consuming anything of prof
it on all produce shipped. The pota
toes were very fine ones and should
have brought a good price.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter is
planning for the annual picnic that
it gives each year to the veterans,
their wives and the widows of veter
ans. The world war veterans will
again be guests. The picnic will be on
June 30th at the home of Mrs. Mar
tha Edwards, where several very
pleasant picnics have been had by the
chapter during the last few years.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke returned on
Friday evening from the Baptist
Hospital and is now rapidly improv
Dr. W. C. Connerly happened to a
painful accident last week, while in
North Carolina. While boarding a
train, his foot slipped, and the wheel
of the train passed over the end of
his foot, three of his toes being so
badly bruised that it was necessary
to remove them. He and Mrs. Con
nerly had intended coming to John
ston the next day to visit in the home
of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Phil Waters, but they had to defer
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mobley and Miss
Carrie Mobley of Thomson, Ga.,
spent the past week here in the home
of Mrs. Annie Lewis.
Miss Lott of Elko is visiting Mrs.
J. Neil Lott and other relatives.
As-the writer is a member of the
publicity committee for the Loan
Scholarship Fund of the S. C. Fed
eration of Women's clubs, the follow
ing she thinks, may be of interest to
some of the young women:
"The S. C. Federation of Wom
en's clubs has a loan fund from which
loans are made to needy and ambi
tious girls, who, without this aid,
would be unable to a secure college
education, and thus become self
supporting in some specific line
"Until the fund grows considerably
loans ranging from $50 to $150 are
preferred. Application blanks and
rules governing loans may be secured
frcm Miss Mabel Montgomery, chair
man, Marion, S. C."
This loan fund was created last
year and about $5,000 is on hand.
The idea is to have an amounnt that
will produce a large interest and
thereby increase the amount to be
Mrs. Maggie Hill is visiting her
sister, Mrs. F. M. Warren.
Mrs. Joe Cox entertained the
bridge club on Thursday afternoon,
and all ennjoyed the two hours spent
with this pleasant hostess. Attractive
prizes were given and later a two
course repast was served.
Miss Florence Wright has gone to
Thomson, Ga., to spend a while with
Mrs. Sallie Rice Owens of Bam
berg is the guest of Mrs. John Wright.
Misses Clara and Gladys Sawyer
spent the last week-end at Aiken with
Mrs. W. C. Compton and children
left last week for a visit to the for
The senior Bible class of the Meth
odist Sunday school had a very pleas
ant social meeting on Thursday even
ing in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sawyer cele
brated the 15th anniversary*of their
marriage on Friday evening, and in
vited a party of their friends to spend
the evening with them. The members
of the Narcoosa club, with their hus
bands and some especial friends, had
an invitation to be with the cordial
host and hostess at this time, and the
club presented them-with a handsome
piece of cut glass. The evening was
happily spent and a delicious repast
Mr. Sale Andrews is expected here
this week to spend a while. He is re
cuperating from a severe double op
eration, which he underwent in Bir
Mrs. Yancy Hite and the little
twins have been brought home from
the University Hospital, and they are
now improving. The friends and
neighbors thoughtfully had arranged
for their coming, and had ready much
that would mean for the comfort of
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Mrs. Alice Cox and James Robert
have returned from a visit to Mrs.
John Waters at Saluda.
Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Smith and Mrs.
Willie Bob Smith of Tennille, Ga.,
have been guests in the home of Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John and
Miss Mary Lewis were visitors here
Wednesday, June 8, Miss Ruth Pc
Loach was married to Mr. Frank
Howell Huggins of Manning. The
wedding was celebrated at the home
of the bride's mother, Mrs. Cather
ine DeLoach at her home on Colum
The home was tastefully and elab
orately decorated in a color scheme
of green and white, the chosen flower
being Shasta daisies which are the
most graceful and appropriate for a
The bride and groom entered un
attended and stood in the spacious
hall way under an arch of green and
the chosen flower where the ceremony
was performed by Rev. Graves L.
Knight of Laurens.
The bride wore a becoming and
elegant suit of blue with gray acces
sories, and left immediately after re
freshments were served for some
time in Charleston, after which Mr.
and Mrs. Huggins will be at home in
Manning, S. C.
Mrs. Huggins is the third daughter
of Mrs. Catherine DeLoach, and is a
very pretty, attractive and popular
young lady. It was as students at the
S. C. C. L here that Mr. and Mrs.
Huggins first met. Since that time
Mrs. Huggins has taught for several
years here arid elsewhere and has
been very successful in "this profes
There were abo*ut thirty guests
present at the marriage. Those from
a distance were Dr. and Mrs. Graves
L. Knight and daughter, Miss Fran
ces Knight of Laurens, Mrs. J. K.
Breedin of Manning, who in a few
weeks will sail for Peru, where she
will join her husband there.
A very elaborate and delightful
salad course with iced tea was served.
Many sincere good wishes follow
Mr. and Mrs. Huggins as they begin
their new home together.
FOR SALE: An electric fan seven
intehes in diameter.
6-15 M. B. TUCKER. /
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Scenes From Aurora, Minn.,
to Billings, Montana.
On leaving Edgefield last August,
my first letter to The Advertiser was
written from Atlanta, Ga., where my
thoughts were all anticipations and
I did not knew then how many
good things the then approaching
winter or this present summer held in
store, and it was better for me that I
did not, for one gains a great deal
by risking if the venture is made in
a sensible way and for a good pur
It is better to find a new joy
around each turn of the road rather
than see them all at once shining in
a broad white path before us, for
knowing that they will undoubtedly
come, makes their happening com
Far be it from me to recount my
adventures in any but a humble and
thankful way, but I cannot but think
what I though most sincerely in Au
gust when I went away, that one's
family and home town can do only
so much for a person. After he has
received the things that others can do,
he must go forward by some inner
urging, or stand still. No one can
grow for us any more thaw one can
breathe for us. We must set out to
accomplish things for ourselves or
they will never be accomplished.
There is no royal road to anything. A
short cut to achievement, brings you
not to the goal, but to a mile post
along the same road which every per
son must travel, be he king or peas
As I travelled along the other day
across the state of Minnesota, in the
cental part, I was surprised to see|
oak trees, the first I had seen with )
green leaves since I left the South,
and huge lilacs in full bloom along
the roadway. I am certainly surprised.
?^^^r^^^lHllun -an d -r.oTor
ful flowers that are out already, so
soon after the cold weather, blooming
everywhere. Seemingly overnight
they grow up, for there is really no
spring here but only summer and win
In the South vegetation can take
its time through the spring, and grad
ually bud and bloom, but here nature
must hurry and ?ssert itself, or not
at all, for the summer will end as
abruptly as it began.
I am always surprised to see the
great differenc? in the states. One
abruptly begins, and another ends
with such different^ physical forma
tions, and different vegetation, as
though nature set about to arrange
them in contast, after land had been
surveyed, and named, but it would
rather have to work the other way,
for the many lakes of Minnesota
would naturally give it its name, "The
Land of the Sky Blue Water.."
When I went to sleep Saturday
night in my berth my eyes closed on
the smooth, level plains of North Da
kota, grass covered like a carpet, and
on awakening I suddenly saw pecu
liarly shaped hills which came into
view, and I thought, "The buttes of
Montana." The formations were most
interesting, being dome shaped rocks,
high and symmetrical covered with
tufts of gray green sage brush. Just
before reaching Billings we passed
one of these buttes, especial
ly large and separate and distinct
from the rest, known as "Pompey's
Pillar," and named for Pompey, the
negro servant of the Lewis and
Clarke pioneers and explorers in this
part of the country in the early days.
Having exchanged the lakes of
Minnesota, and the rolling plains of
North Dakota for the hills of Mon
tana so quaint and different, I am
looking forward to the Rockies, which
I shall see and write about as I go J
June 7, 1921.
D. A. R. Holds Last Meeting
On Tuesday afternoon at 4:30,
the Daughters of the American Rev
olution will hold the last meeting for
the summer months with Miss Em
mie Lanham. As it will be the time
for election of officers, each member
is urged to be present.
An interesting program will be
W. C.. T. U. Enjoys Day at
. The Johnston and Edgefield unions
met acording to their custom, at the
County Home on Thursday, June 9,
j in honor of the memory of Jennie
Cas^eday, to give a good time to the
inmates of the Home.
Johnston was splendidly represent
ed and the boys and girls of the Loy
al Temperance Legion, under the
leadership of Mrs. James H. White,
gave a- very happy part of the enter
tainment. They were present to
cheer and give youth to the proceed
ings and to take part in the chapel
Tie dinner was served at noon out
undfcr the trees and a large box pre
pared -for each of the inmates, con
taining all sorts of good things. Be
sides, ?Mr. Allen had prepared barbe
cued ?rid and pork, and a tray in
whicbJto serve each one as well as the
visitors. Buckets of lemonade and
iced tea were sent to each cottage.
Those who come each year to at
tend >ihe picnic -increase and this
year there seemed to be more present
than usual and the occasion was very
enjoyable. Besides those from John
ston, and the regular members of the
W. C.??T. U. at Edgefield, Rev. G. W.
M. Taylor, Mr. J. T. McManus and
the Greek musicians were present.
Also Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, Mr.
Claude Allen and Miss Mary Lewis
and/ John Allen, Jr., from Meeting
Th^i visitors gathered around the
table together and enjoyed a social
The Johnston Loyal Temperance
Legion carried flowers and a scrip
ture text to each cottage, and then
the injfnptes were invited to the chap
el wb|re Mr. Taylor made a very
helpful talk to all who were present,
and; Mr. J. T. McManus led in prayer.
Mrs.! White conducted the program
and 'Mrs. J. L. Mims gave the story of
All' during the program and be
fore, in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen, our friend?, the Greeks, play
ed and sang and added much to the
The Johnston Loyal Temperance
Legion gave a very charming pro
There are at the county home five
white people and five negroes, two
women and eight men.
Picture to Show Dusting for
Boll Weevil to be Shown.
Farmers in the county should at
tend one of the meetings scheduled
below so that they may be properly
informed regarding dusting for the
boll weevil. Mr. Taylor, of the Delta
Laboratory, Tallulah, La., will be
present to give his experience' in dust
ing for this pest. Mr. Taylor is one
of the best authorities on this sub
ject in th? whole country, since he has
studied it as a farmer and as a scien
tific man. Do not fail to attend one
of these meetings.
Johnston, June 24th, 4 p. m. at
Edgefield, June 25th 8 p. m. at
This picture will be shown absolute
ly free to everyone.
One hundred and forty years ago
today the American flag made its ap
pearance among the flags of the na
tions of the earth and was first salut
ed as the emblem symbolic of the
principles of liberty proclaimed by
the new Republic. One June 14, 1777,
the Continental Congress formally
adopted the flag which had been de
signed by Betsy Ross, the noble Phil
adelphia lady whose name will be
honored as long as the nation endures
and was raised soon afterward above
the heroic hosts who were struggling
for liberty under the leadership of
Washington. It was not until No
vember of that memorable year, so
important in American history, that
the flag was raised over the high seas,
when it became the proud privilege
of John Paul Jones to fly it from the
mast of the immortal Ranger.
Today in every section of the coun
try Flag Day will be observed, and
Americans wilbpay it homage as they
think of its glorious history and of
what it means to the people. They
will realize that the flag is not simply
a piece of silk or bunting, but that it
j is the insignia which is symbolic of
all that we hold dear as ? people
our liberties and our civilization.
No citizen of the Republic can re
gard the principles for which " the
fathers of the Republic fought as sa
cred-the principles which the Repub
lic seeks to preserve-without regard
ing the flag as sacred. Whenever that
flag comes to be dishonored in the
land-and may God grant that time
may never come-the foundations Sf
the Republic will surely crumble and
the mighty government, which is the
hope of freedom in the world, will
become a ruin.
Even as the flag inspired Francis
Scott Key in the harbor of Baltimore,
so today it should be an inspiration
to every citizen who has a particle of
patriotism in his nature.
No man can respect the flag who
stands with covered head as it passes
by. No man can be a citizen of lofty
inspiration who fails to feel that he
would be glad to die for that flag
every time he beholds its glorious col
Let us on this Flag Day highly re
solve that not only shall we increase
in love and devotion for the flag of
our fathers, but that we shall deter
mine that this nation, which was ded
icated to liberty, shall not depart
from its path of DUTY, but shall ral
ly to the defense of freedom when
ever our support is needed and strike
in Freedom's behalf whenever the
cries of the persecuted are heard.
On this Flag Day let us renew our
faith in LIBERTY-not for our
selves alone, but for mankind.
The Methodist Christian Edu
The Southern Methodist Church is
raising thirty three million dollars for
its educational work. The time set
for raising this fund was May 29th
June 5th. Reports from Nashville in
form us that the campaign is suc
ceeding. and that the entira. amount
will be raised 'This' Ts a work suppli?
menting the great Missionary offer
ing of Fifty Million taken two years
Owing to the revival in Edgefield,
the local Methodist church had to
postpone its campaign two weeks.
The pastor announced Sunday morn
ing that the committee would be or
ganized and the congregation can
vassed within the next few days. The
quota for Fdgfield is $6,000, and the
Trenton nchurch is expected to raise
$2,800. The pledges cover a period
of five years and while it is desired
that the first payment be made this
year, the date may be set to suit the
convenience of the contributor.
Christian Education is the very
foundation of all Christian work.
Leaders in church and state ,pastors,
missionaries, teachers, must be train
ed for life's work. The church must
be equipped to train them. More than
five thousand young men and young
women were turned away from
Methodist schools and colleges last
year because the church had not pro
vided for them.
The Methodists of Edgefjeld have
been loyal and generous in the past
and we have no doubt but that they
will answer this call of the church
victoriously notwithstanding the fi
nancial depression that prevails at
this time. They have faith.
W. M. U. Division Meeting.
Program of meeting of the Edge
field Association to be held with Re
hoboth church, Saturday, June 25,
10:30 a. m.-Devotioons conducted
by Mrs. H. E. Freland.
Greetings-Mrs. W. J. Talbert.
Response-Mrs. T. D. Miner.
Reports from societies, Y. W. A.'s
Exercises by Rehoboth Sunbeams.
Exercises by Clarks Hill Sunbeams.
Exercises by Modoc Sunbeams
Exercises by Plum Branch Sun
Address-Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Music-Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Adjourn for lunch.
Afternoon Devotions-Miss Annie
Exercises by Parksville Sunbeams.
Exercises by Red Oak Grove Y.
Address-Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.
I Community Fair Held at Meri
Meriwether, S. C. June 13.-A
most interesting occasion was the
community fair held at Meriwether,
S. C., June 10th under the auspices
of the Community Club, Mrs. W. M
The large room presented a beau
tiful scene with the artistic arrange
ment of fruits, flowers and vegeta
bles and canned products.
On the walls were exhibited beau
tiful pieces of handwork and one side
was taken up with old old-time quilts,
samplers, china, books, silver, swords
The exhibits were fine and a sur
[prise to the community itself.
Six varieties of fruits were exhibit
ed as follows : Peaches, plums, black
berries ,apples, figs and strawberries.
Seventeen varieties of vegetables
were exhibited: Irish potatoes, car
rots,, beets, cucumbers, onions, beans,,
cabbage, parsley, lettuce, chard, corn,
turnips, squash, tomatoes, rape, Eng
lish peas, and radishes.
I No less than 29 varieties of flow
ers were displayed from the old-fash
ioned hollyhocks knd zinnias to the
handsome gladioli and hydrangeas.
For the best exhibits of vegetables
the prizes went in order named tc*
Mrs. John G. McKie, Mrs. J. J. Min
arik, and Mrs. W. M. Rowland,
Among the prizes for single plate of
vegetables were the Misses McKie
and Mrs. R. E. Mason for potatoes
and beans; Mrs. S. T. Adams for
beets; Mrs. W. E. Kellar for onions;
Mrs. Daniel McKie for cucumbers;
Mrs. George T. Perrin for a new veg
etable, swiss chard.
For flowers the largest collection
prize went to Mrs. Daniel McKie,
the best display in vases, five stems
each to Mrs. W. J. Hines and the most
artistic basket and vase to Mrs. H.
In fruits the award went to Mrs-.
m .?ij?_L_I ."?JT_-TXT . W - T* '
Mrs. Spurgeon Bennett on blackber
ries and Mrs. H. E. Bunch on apples.
The fruit, vegetable and flower dis
play was accompanied by a fine house
keeping exhibit of canned goods,
cakes, breads, etc., a most entertain
ing display of curios and antiques
from the families of the community
and a display of exquisite handwork.
Before the close of the fair plans
were launched for a still larger dis
play next year when the Community
Club wants to be the host to the clubs
of Modoc, Parksville, Plum Branch
The judges who were both efficient
and painstaking were Mr. J. W. John
son, Mrs. R. H. Middleton and Mrs..
W. H. Ryan;
Use Your County Agent.
The average county agent is the
most useful man in the county, or
would be if given the opportunity. He
is not a "know all" person," but he
is in? a position to get and farmer
desired information from a reliable
source in the quickest possible time.
He is anxious to be of service, and
like the old time country doctor, re
sponds to every call no matter irr
what part of the county it takes him
The county agents receive their
compensation from the government)
The Federal and State governments
contribute and every property owner"
pays his part. Therefore he is a pub
lic servant, but unlike many who
draw their pay from the public treas
ury, he is always willing to earn what
he gets and a great deal more. Being
a public servant, there is no reason
why he should not be of service to
every farmer in his jurisdiction, and
if he is not, more than likely it is
the farmers' fault and not the agent's.
mhe work of the county farm
agents in the Southwest has justified"
their hire. Not only have they im
parted much valuable information'
and instruction in better farming'
methods, but they have brought about
co-operation among producers in the
marketing of their products, and de
veloped community interests, the val
ue of which is beyond estimation. The
farm agent may not always be right,
but the average man in the field is
sincere and also competent. His ef
forts should receive a greater tribute
of appreciation from those whom he
stands ready to help and a greater re
ward from the paymaster.-Farm &