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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
Much Interest Manifested in
Revival Services^ Picnic
at Smith's Pond. Many
The revival services which are in
progress at the Baptist church are
being largely attended and much in
terest is being manifested. Two ser
vices are held daily, and during this
coming week, the merchants will be
asked to close their stores for the
morning' services. Dr. Frank Hardy,
of Ga., who is assisting the pastor,
is an earnest and consecrated man,
the results of his preachinug were
seen Sunday, morning, when at the
close of the'Sunday school he made
a talk to young people, and upon an
invitation, twenty one made a pro
fession of faith.
Special services have been held for
the children and the children's choir
of 75 or more voices is a delight to
A mass meeting for men and boys
f was held Sunday afternoon, which
was largely attended, the text of Dr.
Hardy's discourse being "And the
bed was too short for him to stretch
himself, and the cover too narraw for
him to cover himself." The meeting
will probably last on through the
Mrs. Eva H. Rambo of Greenville,
is visiting in the home of her father,
Mr. J. R. Hart.
? Miss Margaret McGee of Colum
bia is spending a while with Misses
Kathleen and Estelle Wright. .
Mrs. Ethel Cox is visiting in the
home of her father, Mr. John Hester.
Miss Mary Wheeler of Saluda is a
guest in the home of Mrs. Alice Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Sawyer and
family have been for a visit to the
"home of Mr. Tom Willis at Williston.
vMrs. Estelle Goff who has been the
guest of friends, has gone to North
-"Carolina to visit. Af ter a while spent
there, she will go to Texas where she .
will engage in the special work of the
Lord's Kingdom, for which she has
fitted herself. Last year was spent
in New Orleans.
Mrs. J. M. Turner and Mrs. Bettie
T. Adams are visiting their niece,
Mrs. Walter Hendrix, at Leesville.
Miss Milo is the guest of Miss Lot
Mrs. Mary Waters has returned
from Hendersonville, N. C., where
she visited her sisters, Misses Lizzie
and Anna Huiet.
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and two
children are visiting in the home of
the former's father, Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Miss Marie Lewis will leave this
week for Thomson, Ga., to visit Miss
Misses Ola and Ella Smith are at
home from Kingstree where they
have been teaching.
The Misses Bean and a party, of
friends from several towns, enjoyed
a camping party last week at Smith's
pond, two of the mothers accompany
ing the merry party. The very hot
weather made the waters of the pond
An afternoon picnic was arranged
one day of last week in compliment
to Miss McRee Causey, this being at
Smith's pond. A picnic spread was
served during the cool of the evening,
which all enjoyed.
The two handsome young sons of
Mr. Eric Hardy of Augusta, are vis
iting 'their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
The friends of Mr.. Henry Jackson,
who resides a few miles from here,
will be pained to know of his serious
condition at the University Hospital
in A ugusta. For some time he has
been sick and when he grew worse
it was found that an operation was
necessary, and it is feared that there
is a cancer. On Monday his -condition
was such that the end was expected
at any hour, but later his condition
has changed for the better, although
his physician states this to be tem
Mrs. A. B. Lott and little son are
at home from a visit to Winnsborcf,
5. C. . _
The election for mayor took place
on Tuesday, the two running being
Mr. Edwin Mobley and Mr. Hansford
Rhoden. When the votes were count
ed it was found that Mr. Mobley had
the majority. A large per cent of the
women of the town voted. A city
father made the remark that it wasi
a great hope of his to see a woman
mayor and a council composed of
women. "Where there is a woman
there is a way."
Mr. and Mrs. Paseur Shade and
Miss Julia Shade have gone to New
York to visit relatives.
Mr. Elliot Lewis left last week for
Chicago where he entered a conserv
atory of music to take a special
course. He is a talented musician and
Miss Mary Lewis of Meeting Street
was a visitor here during ihe past
Mrs. Irvin Reames has been in
Augusta visiting her father.
Mrs. Sallie Rice Owen has return
ed to Bamberg after a visit to Mrs.
Delegation Will Act
No action was taken by the County
Executive Committee looking to fill
ing the vacancy in the first magis
terial district caused by the death of
Magistrate N. L. Brunson. A call
was issued by the county chairman
to the committee to meet in the
Court House Monday morning, but
as a quorum was not present no
meeting of the committee was held.
Hon. M. P. Wells, the chairman of
the delegation, was promptly notified
that the'committe would take no ac
tion, so the delegation will recom
mend some one to the governor for
appointment. Up to this time the
names of Mr. J. B. Tompkins, Mr. J.
P. Nixon, Mr. T. B. Greneker, Mr.
S. A. Brunson and Mr. W. E. Ouzts
have been spoken of as possible ap
plicants. It is very probable that the
delegation will hold a meeting in a
few days and make a recommenda
tion to the governor.
The Fall Crop of Irish Potatoes
Clemson College, June 20.-Large I i
quantities of Irish potatoes are ship- .
ped into the South from the North. <
and the Middle West during the fall7 1
winter and spring, and yet experi- j
ments have shown that two crops of <
Irish potatoes may be grown on the j
same land in South Carolina in nine ]
months. The spring crop should sup- ?
ply our needs from June to Novem- :
ber then the fall crop should be ready ,
for harvest. This second crop may j
be kept in perfect, condition from
the time of harvest until the first ?I
crop of the spring harvest is ready. \
It is plain therefore that we can have ;
Irish potatoes the year round from ,
our own farms.
The difficulty in growing this sec
ond crop is in securing a pfrfect i
stand, but since the introduction of
the Lookout Mountain variety there '
is little or no trouble in this respect,
provided the land is well prepared
and tubers properly planted. It re- '
quires 12 to 15'bushels to plant an
acre. Seed should be secured early
and stored for planting in July about
the middle of July giving best re
Fall potatoes should be planted
and cultivated exactly as the spring
crop. A cool, moist soil that is well
drained is best. Potatoes may follow
any spring crop that is harvested
during June and early July. The land
should be broken 6 to 8 in., double
disced, and rows laid off with a shov
el plow 3 feet apart. The tubers
should be covered 4 to 5 inches with
A good fertilizer for the Piedmont
region is 800 to 1,000 pounds per
acre of an 8-4r3-; in sections where
the soil is more or less sandy 1,000
to 1,200 pounds of an 8-4-5. The fer
tilizer should be thoroughly mixed
before the tubers are dropped.
Just before the potatoes begin to
break through it is well to run a
spike-tooth harrow across the row/
to break the crust and kill the grass.
Cultivation-should be similar to that
for cotton except that at the last cul
ivation the soil should be thrown to
wards the plants so that he tubers
may be well covered to prevent frost
Harvesting may be done as soon as
the vines are killed by frost, or two
furrows may be turned over the po
tatoes which may be allowed to re
main in the field to be dug at any con
venient time. After harvesting po
tatoes, should be placed in bags and
stored in a house where the tem
perature will not go below 30 de
Augusta's Big Community .
Hon. John Skelton Williams, for
mer Comptroller of the Currency,
and one of the foremost figures in the
financial world at the present time, is
the latest addition to t?e list of no
tables who will honor the Community
Barbecue at Augusta by their pres
ence July 14th, which will be put on
under the auspices of the Augusta
Board of Commerce.
Invitations have been sent to Gov
ernor elect Thos. W. Hardwick, Gov
R. A. Cooper of S. C., Georgia United
States Senators, Congressman Carl
Vinson and James Byrnes, Postmaster
General ^rlays, Senator Oscar W. Un
derwood of Alabama and many others
prominent in official circles. The
length of the present session of con
gress will determine whether most of
them will be present or not.
The State Press Association^ the
State Jewelers' Association, and the
Southeastern Association of Post
Office Officials will be in session in
annual convention in Augusta the day
of the Barbecue, and will be the
guests of the city at the great spread.
The members of the State Press As
sociation will stop over to sample
Richmond county's favorite culinary
pastime on their way to Tybee.
Last year more than 6,000 people
sat down at the same time, under
the same roof, to the Barbecue staged
by the Committee of Fifty of the
Board of Commerce. It was the larg
est gathering of its kind in the his
tory of Barbecues. This year, it is
planned to handle many more, and
with as much ease as the 1920 gath
ering was handled.
The Barbecue will be under the j
personal direction of Clem Ca<stle?
berry Barbecue generalissimo par ex
cellence, the man responsible for the
irreat success of the. 1920 undertak
ing. He will be responsible for the ?
committees, including one made up '
palate ticklers, and the ' ladies . will
distribute them, both have the bene
fit of last year's experience in the
matter, and inasmuch as the food
and the service last year were per
fect, it is difficult to see how they
:an live up to the promise of improv
ing this year.
The object of the Barbecue is to
bring together the people of the
trading territory of Augusta and the
people of the city itself. The Board
of Commerce, of which Mr. Wallace
B. Pierce is president and H. A.
Wheeling is secretary, wants to break
down any barrier that might exist
between the people of the city and
the surrounding territory.
Chairman M. G. Ridgely of the
committee of fifty announced that
the method of distributing tickets
and invitations will be the same as
last year. The merchants of the city
will purchase the tickets and send
them out to their friends in the trad
ing territory of Augusta.
The Barbecue organization has an
nounced that they will use only
HOME GROWN products. All food
used at the Community Barbecue will
re raised within one hundred miles
of Augusta, and is strong proof that
Georgia and South Carolina need de
pend on no others states for supplies
for their tables.
Death of Mr. John Adams.
Early Wednesday morning, June
15, 1921, Mr. John Adams went to
rest at the home of his only sister,,
Mrs. Ida Ouzts. He had been failing
in health for about four years, and
for the past'four weeks he had been
confined to his bed, but he bore his
afflictions patiently and made a
strong-fight against *he disease that
seized him about four years ago.
Mr. Adams was about sixty years
of age at the time of his death. He
was laid to rest at Little Stevens
Creek church, he being a member of
McKendree church, the funeral was
conducted by Rev. Mr. Tucker, being
assisted by Rev. W. P. Brooke.
He leaves to mourn his death one
sister, Mrs. Ida Ouzts and one broth
er, Mr. Pink Adams, his wife having
gone on to rest about thirteen years
Mr. Adams' friends regret his
death very much as he was always
a kind and faithful friend to all, but
they were glad to know that he was
prepared and willing to die.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
From Billings, Montana.
Dear Advertiser: -
I-ara still in the city of Billings, Mon
tana, which is situated in Yellowstone
county on the Yellowstone River, in
close proximity to Yellowstone Park.
The river, true to its name, is of
a very yellow -color, and at present
is almost overflowing its banks, due
tojthe great amount of snow melting
in the Rockies. Billings, however, is
more fortunate than Pueblo, I am
glad to say.
. Sometimes my visits to places con
sist in sight-seeing excursions, and'
sometimes they consist in social en
gagements. I have a friend here, be
sides the friend I am visiting, whom
knew in the East, and it was a great
pleasure to see her and talk over old
times in Boston. There is hardly a'|
?e in which does not live some
nd with whom I have studied or
have made the schools my bead
ers, in a sense, since the friend
I am visiting is teaching, and having
taught all winter in the schools of a
state which ranks very high in the
educational world, it is interesting
t?; ' investigate those of Montana,
which is even nearer the top of the
list than Minnesota. I am spoiled,
however, havnig taught in the Iron
Range District of Minnesota, and
could not be easily induced to teach
in any less wonderful system.
As though it were writ large on
my brow, the news spread rapidly
abroad that I sometimes read, and
forthwith I was marshalled into serr
vice, reading all the dialect I know,
and especially all the negro dialect
for the entertainment and amusement
of the grades in the Jefferson High
School. Children are always respon
sive, so much so in fact, that one
joinders how much is pure enjoyment
and how much is produced by a mere
love of clapping the hands,
^jj^j^t?da^^^rnoon the children
crowded "th'e stairways, doorways and J
every inch of their hall for their last f
sing of the year, and I had the privi
lege of reading to them, and it was
indeed an inspiration. "The more, the
merrier," at least for the person per
Tomorrow afternoon I shall read
again to the eighth grades, who are
graduating from the Junior High;
One would be apt to think that the
schools this near the Canada line
might well stay open till late in June,
but it has been suffocatingly hot here,
and I dare say the "bare foot boy
with cheek of tan" will soon be leav
ing for the very nearby Rockies to
camp as soon as the last lessons are
said and the welcome or unwelcome
marks are received.
Billings is surrounded by a rock
wall, a natural formation that looms
up above the houses and the tree
tops. This enclosure is known as the
"Rim Rocks," a very appropriate
name, since Billings lies within a low
basin spreading .within these stone
Montana is a great catiic and
sheep raising state with Billings the
largest sheep market in the United
States, and a great grain producing
Large coal mines are found in the
Southern central part.
Most of the scenic grandeur is yet
to come. This next week I shall spend
at Red Lodge, a summer resort in
the mountains, and from there I go
to Yellowstone Park.
My next letters may contain-more
descriptions which may be of interest.
"This is merely a bare communication
to connect the chain of letters which
I promise shall all be better than
FLORENCE MIMS. .
June 15, 1921.
P. S. This is a postscript to the let
ter which I mailed yesterday. At
about four thirty this afternoon I
was sitting quietly in my room writ
ing, when I heard a roaring noise out
side. Thinking it could only be the
usual traffic, I paid no attention to
it. In a second the largest -hailstorm
I could imagine began, and lumps of
ice as large as hen's eggs fell with
reports as loud as those of a pistol.
They came so fast that the sky
was white with them. I would not
have believed such a thing could be
if I had not seen and heard it myself.
We went out in the lobby of the ho
tel to find windows broken and wire
screening torn away. I got some of
the stones and examined them. They
were as hard as rocks, so the
crops must have suffered if the storm
spread over much territory outside
Later, I heard that a flock of pig
eons flying over the city were mowed
to the ground. The light globes along
the street were broken and f&e tops
of automobiles riddled with holes.
This sounds, I am afraid, like a sen
sational report, but since it is true,
I leave it as I first have written it.
I thought the hail storms of the
South were as bad as storms ever
were. This was an experience for me,
but a bad one for the farmers. I am
glad that the cotton or corn of South
Carolina are free from such severe
Tribute to Mr. N. L. Branson.
The notice of the death of Uncle
Nick Brunson, as we called Judge N.
L. Brunson, distressed me very much
My! how vividly I remember his
dear, good father when he would
come to Edgefield, we all felt like
taking off our hats to the distinguish
ed, saintly old gentleman. Of the
eight Brunson boys, five of whom
went in the Confederate army and
reflected great credit on their .coun
try and family, I don't suppose Edge
field ever produced eight men that
had a higher sense of honor or more
fearless and high toned spirit of rec
titude than the Brunson boys, as they
N. L. Brunson in'his life had an
exalted conception of right and fear
of any sort was utterly foreign to his
In my short visits in latter years
to Edgefield I never failed to look up
Jinete? .NfoLflpjLjghajL a friend sf Jn-..
terestiiig information. He cou" '. talk
about the war in which he fought as
a boy so honorably, When I used to
go into talk with his gallant broth
er, Capt Wm. Brunson, I always long
ed to be able to have a stenographer
to take down what he, like his broth
er, so intelligently related.
My! When we think of how these
high toned gentlemen are leaving for
over yonder, it saddens our hearts.
The memory of them, though should
emulate coming generations to live
up to the high ideals of honor they
have left behind in this vale of tears'.
N. L. Brunson was a modest, re
tiring man until a question of* jus
tice or right came up and he was
concerned, then he would bristle up
a^nd assert himself with vigor. His
brother, Capt. Wm. Brunson, one of
the bravest and best soldiers ever
produced by any county, should and
would have been a colonel of a reg
iment, but was kept down by a fel
low comrade in arms who was slight
ly wounded and remained home,
thereby preventing him winning his
promotion for his gallantry.
As I have said, "Uncle Nick was
only a private, but went through the
entire four years of the struggle be
tween brothers and won his laurels
for bravery and fortitude.
He did more good in life than he
did harm, and we feel sure a Mer
ciful God will balance his account
F. W. P. BUTLER.
Columbia, S. C.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for admission of new
students will be held at the county
court house on Friday July 1, at 9
a. m. Applicants must not be less
than sixteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
I they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this
examination, provided they meet
the conditions governing the award.
Applicants for scholarships should
write to President Johnson before
the examination for scholarship ex
Scholarships are worth $100 and
freetuition. The next session will
open September 14th, 1921. For
further information and catalogue,
address Pre?. D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
RED OAK GROVE.
Protracted Meeting Fifth Sun
day in July. Sunday School
Teachers1. Institute at
After the Sunday school the mem-"
?ers held a prayer service conducted.
)y Mr. W. A. Dow on last Sunday at
Red Oak Grove.
Our series of meetings will be con
;inued from the 5th Sunday in July
Elev. Abiah Bussey from* Boardman,
3a., will conduct the meeting.
Our members are becoming some
what ?enthused about the Teachers'
[nstitute which is to convene afc
Parksville the last week in July, to
te conducted by the leading mern
>ers of our Sunday Schood Board..
Especially should our Sunday school
vorkers attend, for much of the safe
ly of our land lies, in the work of the*
sunday schools' endeavor to carry
mt, being next to the influence
iround the hearth stone in shaping;
he lives of the young.
Flat Rock community greatly an
tedates the coming of Revs. E. G.
C?gley and W. R. Barnes on last
saturday afternoon and their most
ixcellent addresses on Christian Edu
ction. The latter encouraged the
roung men and women to beware of
low they neglected an opportunity of
n education, stressing the impor
ance of it to them in future years,
nd the sad disappointment that must
.efall the ambitious self-sacrificing
.arents when they failed to make
ood use of their school advantages,
'he former spoke on education from
he basis of the Sunday school and
he necessity of efficient teachers in
ur day schools; and efficient Bible
tudents as teachers in our Sunday
chools. No- body of trustees would
are employ teachers without some
nowledge of their ability and neith
r is it safe to be indiff ;rent about
he-teachers of our Sunday schools,.,
ras one bf the important points Broil
[ugley advanced. We've learned al
eady of some resolutions by the -Y.
7. A.'s and we are assured the' gath
ring together and the services of
hese busy ministers has been an in
piration not only to the young but
On account of commencement ex
rcises at Tubman Prof. Garett de
erred his invitation to Flat Rock,...
oping to visit the home of his boy
ood later in the summer.
The refreshing showers last week
ave made different appearances in
he gardens, as they suffered most
The friends of Mrs. Jack Bradley
re delighted that she has fully re
overed from he recent sickness.
On returning home from Spring
ield, Ga., where she spent a couple
if weeks with her sister, Mrs. Joe
lamsey, she stopped overnight as
ruest of Mrs. G. W. Bussey. _
Rev. G. W. Bussey and his amiable
vife were guests of relatives and
riends.here a few days. Since their
.eturn home, the former has been-:
?onfined very much of the time to
Mr. Lane Bussey of Charleston is
nsiting his relatives here.
Miss Cornelia Bussey of Parksville
vas the guest of Miss Kathleen Ken
rick last week-end. Miss Cornelia
las many warm friends in this sec
Several young folks ?.r? planning
;o attend the division meeting at Re
loboth next Saturday.
Miss Minnie Lou Parks of Parks
rille was the guest last week of her
:ousin, Mrs. L. E. Parkman.
Miss Mamie Bussey accompanied
jy her nephew, Mr. Lane Bussey, mo.
:ored to Edgefield last Saturday.
The friends of Mrs. Mamie Bussey*
ire glad she is able to ride out again
since her return home from Cleora,
?vhere she was quite sick while with
lier, daughter, Mrs. J. T. Griffis.
Mr. and Mrs^ James Hamilton
spent several d?ys with their son at
Harlem, Ga., lately.
Miss Maude Hamilton is visiting
1er sister, Mrs. Walter Reese in Au
Misses Mildred Bussey and. Bertha
Parkman were week-end guests of
Misses Sadie *nd Fannie Dow*
Mr. Courtland Lamb from Atlanta
s visiting his father, Mr. T.. W~
Lamb. ? j
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