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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday? July 27.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Miss Ellen Prescott of Greenwood
is visiting Mr? and Mrs. L. T. May.
Miss Ruby Hill Devlin of Green
wood is the guest of Miss Mary
Miss Elizabeth Bussey of Augus
ta is the guest of her cousin, Msis
Mrs. Hallie N. Greneker is spend
ing some time at Lake Junaluska
taking a special teacher training
Mr. W. A. Strom motored to the
mountains Monday for a week's
camp, being'accompanied by his
Miss Ollie Atkinson of Richmond
was a guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Edmunds during the past
Mrs. Evan Cochran and her daugh
ter, Miss Connie Cochran of Eustice,
Ga., are guests in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Broadwater.
Mr. O. B. Anderson left this morn
ing in his car for the mountains, be
ing accompanied by Mrs. Anderson
and their children.
Mr. and Mrs. A.-S. Tompkins, Jr.,
of Columbia spent the week-end in
Edgefield visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Miss Ruth Lyon is spending this
week with her sister, Mrs. Donald
Smith, and is serving as organist for
the protracted meeting at Antioch.
The annual protracted meeting is
being held at Antioch this week, the
pastor, Rev. W. R. Barnes, being as
sisted by Rev. E. L. Kugley of Parks
Miss Elizabeth Johnson, the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. John
son, is spending this week in Colum
bia with her uncle, Mr. D. A. John
Mrs. L. W. Cheatham and her two
' little children, returned Saturday
from Baltimore, where they have
been spending several months visit
The Corner Store gives some prices
-this week that should be of special
interest to the ladies. Bargains in
many lines'can always be had at this
Miss Elizabeth Fair returned to
.Beech Island today after a very
pleasant visit to Miss Kellak Fair
and Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., having
been the recipient of many social at
Mr. J. C. Whatley, Mrs. SafiBe Big
bam and Miss Frances Bigfeam of
Macon, Ga., are visiting relatives in
Greenwood, Due West and other
places. They were accompanied by
Mr. Wright Holstein and his son,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Holland of
Greenwood are visiting Mrs. Hol
land's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Agner of the Red Oak Grove section.
She came down to visit her aged
grandfather, Mr. J. H. Coursey, who
is quite sick at his home near Col
Lieut Pendleton Gaines and Mr.
William Gaines spent.the week-end
in Edgefield as guests in the home of
Mrs. L. H. Folk. Lieut. Gaines is in
the aviation service where he has
made a fine record. Mr. William
Gaines has completed his third year
at the University of South Carolina
and will be in the senior class next
session. Lieut. Gaines graduated in
June.. Both of these young gentle
men deserve the highest commenda
tion for the splendid record they have
jj Little Miss Mildred Lyon, daughter
of United States Marshall Lyon of
Greenville, South Carolina is visiting
Misses Mary and Martha-Thurmond.
The little hostesses gave a delight
ful rook party on last Friday after
noon in ther guest's honor. Miss Kath
ryn Stewart won the head prize and
little Miss Elizabeth Craig, ef An
derson was given the booby. The hon
oree was presented with a dainty box
of crepe-de-chine handkerchiefs as a
souvenir of the happy occasion. A de
licious sweet course. was served at
the conclusion of the merry games.
Mr. Rubenstein announces this
week in his large advertisement that
he has decided to continue his annual
summer clearing sale until the 10th
of August so as to give everybody
an opportunity to share in the great
bargains offered. He announces some
special prices in his advertisement
A Buncombe Bridge Luncheon.
Mrs. J. S. Byrd, who is always a de
lightful hostess, entertained on Sat
urday morning in honor of her house
guest, Mrs. Bolling, of Columbia, and
Misses Katherin Atkinson and Ger
trude Dunbar of Beech Island who
have been Miss Ida Folk's popular
guests. After the games a delicious
luncheon in two courses was served.
Body of Hezzie F. Grims
Brought From Overseas.
Several days ago Mr.. J. J. Griffis
received a telegram from New York
anouncing the arrival of the body of
his son, the lamented Hezzie Griffis,
from an American cemetery in
France, stating also that it would be
sent at once to him at Edgefield at
the expense of tire government. The
body arrived Monday night, with
Corporal James Watson of Camp
Jackson as an' ascort. The massive
casket was carried from the train to
the residence of Mr. A. A. Edmunds,
where it remained until Tuesday af
ternoon, when it was carried to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Griffis in the
There were many depressing
things connected with the World War
but nothing struck a deeper or more
depressing blow to the hearts of the
Edgefield people than the announce
ment in the fall of 1918 that Hezzie
Griffis had died in a hospital in
France from the results of a wound
received in battle.
Young Mr. Griffis. along with prob
ably a dozen or more other Edgefield
young men, went to Camp Jackson in
November, 1917, for training and af
ter being there several months was
transferred to Camp - Sevier. From
this camp he was sent to New York
to embark for overseas service in
May, 1918. He was a member of
Company E, 118th Infantry. His reg
iment landed in Liverpool and was
transported across the English Chan
nel to Calais, France. From Calais
they were sent to Belguim and later
into northern France for active ser
vice. The first engagement or actual
battle in which Mr. Griffis took part
was on September 29, when the far
famed Hindenburg line was broken
by the American soldiers. After press
ing forward, steadily driving the Ger
mans back, they engaged in another
fierce battle on October 6 and it was
in this engagement that Mr. Griffis
was wounded by having his left leg
so terribly shattered that it had to
be amputated above the knee. He
lived until October 30, writing two
very cheerful letters to his homefolk
during the 24 days that elapsed be
tween his injury in battle and his
death. His body was interred in an
American cemetery near the hospital
in which he died. Mr. W. G. Byrd
was comparatively near Mr. Griffis
when he was wounded but did not
know it at the time.
The funeral which will be in charge
of the American Legion will be held
at Ber ea church this afternoon, prob
ably all who attend being in full
uniform. The usual military salute
will be fired over the grave. The
United States flag which was draped
about the casket will doubtless be 1
preserved by the members of Mr. 1
Griffis' family, this flag being always *
presnted to the family of the depart- ]
ed soldier by the government.
So far as we are informed, the
body of Mr. Hezzie Griffis was the
first body of the white men of Edge
field county who sacrificed their lives
for their country to be brought here
from overseas for re-interment, and 3
The Advertiser would be pleased 'o
see a suitable stone, one more impos- j
ing than is ordinarily found in Edge- ;
field churchyards, erected to mark the ?
grave and perpetuate the memory of
this young man who freely gave his *
life to save the world from domina- ?
tion by the heartless Hun. Hezzie
Griffis gave his life not only to pro- j
tect his home and loved ones but <
for all of our homes and his memory
shall always be enshrined in the
hearts of our people.
FOR SALE: Farm 14 miles west ]
of. Edgefield, 65 acres open land, 50 (
acres in pasture and abundance of ^
timber to keep up place. Six-room,
residence, good outbuildings and ten
ant ouses. Apply to
J. C. HARRIS,
Modoc, S. C., R. F. D. 1.
Miss Florence Mims Writes <
the. Redwood Trees and a
visit to Muir Woods.
The state of California is so larg
extending from Oregon on the nor
to Mexico on the south, that aime
every physical formation is foui
within its boundaries, snow capp
mountains, deserts, the most giga
tic trees in the world, great gra
fields and fruit orchards that can n
be surpassed. A great part of the P
cifis washes the shores of Californi
.No one thing has quite impress^
me to the extent as have the re
wood trees. They are older far th?
any living person, and taller thi
any other living tree. These tre
were saplings when King Solomor
temple was being built. The first oi
I saw was in Portland. Oregon,
was proudly stamped as being a Ci
From seeing that one, I recognizi
the same trees along the way as \
came down through northern Ca
fornia. Besides being tall and larg
they are peculiarly good to look u
on, having flaky bark that grows
strips down the length of the tre
The leaves are small and fern-shapi
like the fir.
Some of the conspicuous thinj
about these trees are that they ai
immune to all diseases common 1
trees and all attacks from insect
The variety of redwood or Sequo
which grows near the coast has a m
raculous capacity for growth fro
the trunk or from the root sapling
The wood is almost indestructib
and will stand for an unlimited tin
without evidence of decay. The rei
woods along the western shores <
California rarely grow more tha
thirty miles from the ocean, becaui
they are so dependent on the hea\
fogs for moisture.
The government has presenved
great forest of these trees across tl
bay f?om San Francisco, known i
the Muir Woods. Here they grow I
hundreds, so tall that it seems the
tips might be scorched by their vei
nearness to the sun.
There are endless thousands c
them, with shady paths cut betwee
the huge trunks. One peculier natu:
al arrangement is known as Cathi
dral Grove where several have grow
around a vacant spot,'to form a soi
of arched aisle. Many weddings hav
taken place under this altar forme
Anything which is the best an
most perfect of its kind is always o
interest, and nothing more so than
magnificent tree that is at once sub
lime and beautiful.
To reach the Muir Woods we usei
four different modes of transporta
tion. First, we ferried across the bay
and from there took an ordinary elec
trie car to Mill Valley. There wt
boarded the most curious street car '.
had ever seen, a sort of skeleton af
fair pushed by a tiny engine tha:
puffed much more than one pullinf
a number of large coaches. Aftei
climbing up and down hill, we wert
called upon to transfer to a still mor?
unique means of transportation, s
small car with no apparent means of
locomotion. I looked for an engine
to be attached to the back or front,
but saw none. I thought there surely
must be an engine somewhere of
some kind, but we were told to get
in Five long seats including the driv
er's, stood on the rails, and with a
peculiarly bewildered feeling, I
climbed in the last seat, and soon
learned that the car was propelled by
gravity, rolling down the rails around
the incline of the mountain side, and
the difficulty, after all, was not to
make the car go, but to hold it back.
We sped around sharp curves border
id by the great redwoods, and final
ly came- into the very midst of them
ivhere the car abruptly stopped.
To me a grove of great trees is
almost as sacred as a temple. I do
lot mean that profanely, but that
such a forest would indeed be an ap
propriate place to worship, where
Sod has so evidently worked to form
these monuments to His own
To look upon these products of
Sod's omnipotence gives one a proper
iense of his own infinite littleness,
iiscovering something so much'big
ger than,himself that he can scarce
y compass it with his eye, nor prop
erly appreciate it without meditation.
It is the tree that gives us habita
;ions and the tree that makes a gar
len out of a desert.
One of the most beautiful poems
C know, "Trees," has been written by
i modern poet, Joyce Kilmer. Be
muse it is so good, I shall pass it on
T think I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree
A tree whose hanging mouth is
Against the earth's sweet flowing 1
. br?ast: . ?
A tree that looks on God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
? nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose, bosom snow has lain,
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
.But only God can make a tree,,"
San Francisco, Cal.
Delightful Swimming Party.
Mrs. 'Allen T. Samuel entertained
a number of her friends Friday af
ternoon at Smith's pond in compli
ment to her cousin, Mrs. T. L. Nich
olson of Chicago. The time was pass
ed very pleasantly in boating,'swim
ming, diving and engaging in delight
ful social conversation on the banks
of the pond. Although the water was
somewhat chilled, yet everybody who
took a plunge seemed to enjoy it to
the fullest extent. The climax of the
occasion was reached when all were
invited to partake of a bountiful pic
nic dinner after they had. grown
weary of swimming and had again
planted their feet on terra firma. The
swimming party at Smith's pond will
be a source of pleasant memories to
all who were honored with invita
Little William Yonce Cele
brates Sixth Birthday.
Little William Yonce entertained
about fifty of his little friends charm
ingly on Monday afternoon, .the af
fair being a celebration of the little
host's sixth birthday.
The pretty Yonce home in Bun
combe with its velvety green lawn
was ideal for entertaining the happy
children. A regular program was ar
ranged for their entertainment. A
peanut race resulted in little Martha
Stewart winning an instructive Ani
mal Book. In a peanut hunt Marga
ret Mooney won a very attractive
Drawing Book. In the ball contest,
Helen Dunovant was victorious, win
ifing a novel horn.
On one end of the wide veranda
was a fish-pond where each tot caught
a cunning souvenir, whistles, ducks,
and other prized toys.
As the shadows commenced to
lengthen, the happy children were in
vited into the dining room where a
lovely scene awaited their gaze. Four
pink streamers were caught from the
chandelier to the table, which was
centered with a lovely arrangement
of pink crepe myrtle blossoms. Com
ports of pink mints were reflected in
the polished table. A sweet course
was served, concluding the elaborate
affair. Toy balloons were given each
child as a parting souvenir.
The youthful host was showered
with gifts from the little guests he
entertained so charmingly,
Mr. C. W. Watson, who having just
closed a successful season in the plant
business, has just returned from South
ern points, where he went in the inter
est of the business, and is now ready
to offer plants for late summer and fall
trade. He also visited a branchjof the
Clemson Experimental Station,; which
was very interesting to him.
Union Meeting of the Second
The union meeting of the Second
Division will meet with Ebenezer
church on the 30th and 31st of July,
1921, at 10:30 a. m.
Devotional service by the Modera
Report from churches.
Discussion of subjects:
1st. Are our Union Meetings
worth while?-L. R. Brunsen, J. H.
2nd. Does a delegate fulfill his
duty to God, to his church and to the
anion meeting when he fails to at
tend the unions?-S. B. Mays, T. M.
3. Some of the outstanding evils
that are in the way of the advance
ment of the kingdom work.-M. W.
Carpenter, Rev. W. R. Barnes.
Devotional services conducted by
Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Mission sermon by Rev. W. R.
Exposition of Scripture: ''Be ye
loers of the word, and not hearers
>nly," James 1:22-by Rev. W. S.
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SUMMONS FOR RELIEF
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD '
IN THE COURT OF COMMON
B. W. Crouch, Mrs. E.v Gertie Thur
mond. Mrs. Mattie Berry, F. M.
Warren, Jr., George Barry, 0. M.
Eidson, John R. McCraw, J. C.
Huff, H. T. Huff, Mary H. Rags
dale, J. C. Whittle, Isabel War
ren, Drusilla Andress, E. 0. Whit
tle, S. M. Johnson, E. A. W. John
son, Laura V. Hartley, G. W. Cow
sert, Sallie J. Bennett, Mary Chris
Susan A. Corley, Mary Thomson, any
child or children of said Mary Thom
son, the child or children of any
child or children who was alive on
the 25th day of March, 1918, or
who was alive at the date of the
death of Laura A. Ready, John
Doe and Richard Doe, Mary Doe,
Sarah Doe, all of the other grand
nieces or grandnephews by blood
of Matthew McGraw, deceased, any
other grandniece or grandnephw
of Matthew McGraw, deceased,
alive on the 25th day of March,
1918, or their legal heirs at law,
and'also all other persons unknown
claiming any? right, title, estate in
terest in or lien upon the real es
tate describel in the complaint, be-1
ing 563 acres more or less in Edge- j
field County, S. C., touching lands
of F. M. Warren, Toll Barnes, es
tate of Kate Hoyt and others.
To the Defendants Above Named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint here
in, a copy of which is herewith serv
ed upon you and do serve your ans
wer to said complaint on the sub-"
scribers at the office of C. J, Ramage
in Saluda, S. C., within twenty days
after service hereof upon you exclu
sive1 of the day of such service; and
if you fail to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the plain
tiffs in this action will apply to the
court for the relief demanded in the
J. Wm. THURMOND,
C. J. RAMAGE.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
March 30, 1921.
To all of the above named defend
ants, except Susan A. Corley, all
of whom are non-residents of
South Carolina and none of whose
places of residence except that of
Susan A. Corley, are known:
Take notice that the summons and
complaints and all other papers in
this action have this day been filed in
the office of the Clerk of Court for
Edgefield County, South Carolina and
are now on file in said office.
J. Wm. THURMOND,
C. J. RAMAGE.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
March 31. 1921.
W. B. Cogburn (L. S.)
Clerk Court, Edgefield County, S. C.
(Lis Pendens in Above Case.)
Notice is hereby given that an ac- .
tion has been commenced and is now
pending in the Court of Common \
Pleas for Edgefield County, S. C.,\ ;
upon a complaint of the above named
plaintiff against the defendants above
named for the purpose of determin
ing adverse claims and to quiet title
etc., to the tract of land set out in .
the complaint in the above stated
cause of action and being five hun
dred and sixty three acres of land,
more or less in Edgefield County,
South Carolina formerly belonging
to Matthew McGraw and bounded
now or formerly by lands of Jeter j
Crim estate and Kate Hoyt on the
north; on the east by lands of'Jennie
Warren and Kate Hoyt; south by es
tate lands of Herman Gallim-, de
ceased and F. M. Warren; A the ,
west by lands of F. M. Warren, Luke
Smith and George Berry and perhaps
others-and being the land whereon
Laura Ready lived and died. This ac
tion is brought pursuant to the law
of South Carolina and the said prem
ises affected by this proceeding were
at the time of the commencement of
this action and of the filing of this t
notice and are now situated in Edge
County, South Carolina and having s
boundaries now or formerly as above
J. Wm. THURMOND, I
C. J. RAMAGE, C
Attorneys for Plaintiffs. j
March 30, .1921. "
We have a Ford runabout and a
coupe. Who'll be the first to get
YONCE & MOONEY. G
FOR COTfOl? WEIGHER.
I respectively announce to the pub
ic and to my friends that I am a
?andidate for Cotton Weigher ,at
iJdgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
icit your vote and your support in
ittaining this position.
JOHN R. SCURRY.
I respectfully announce that I am
i candidate for re-election to the of
fice of public cotton weigher for the
;own of Edgefield. I have served on
y one term and the experience I
lave gained will enable me to ren
ier more efficient service in the fu
ture. If elected for a second term, I
pledge the same faithful and impar
tial service that I have rendered in
the past. /
W. G. Byrd. '
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for the position of pub
lic cotton weigher for the town of
Johnston. I have served the people six
years in that capacity and solicit
their support in the election to be
held August 6. If elected I shall do
my utmost to give entire satisfaction
as I have always done. If chosen to
serve as cotton weigher it shall be my
constant desire and purpose to ren
der faithful, impartial service to
E. P. THRAILKILL.
Johnston, S. C.
I take this means of announcing
that I am a candidate for re-election
to the position of public cotton weigh
er for the town of Johnston and re
spectfully solicit the support of all
those who market their cotton at
Johnston, pledging myself, if re-elect
ed, to render the same faithful ser
vice in the future that I have in the
past, both to sellers and buyers.
J. W. BLEDSOE.
I hereby announce that I am a
candidate for the position of public
cotton weigher for the town of
Johnston and solicit the support of
the people who market their cotton at
Johnston. I pledge myself if elected,,
to render faithful and impartial ser
vice, both to the seller and buyer of
M. LEWIS STEVENS.
Meeting Street, S. C. ?
I respectfully announce that I ann
a candidate fo re-election to the po
sition of public cotton weigher for
the town of Johnston and solicit the
support of the farmers who sell their
cotton at Johnston, pledging myself
if elected, to use the same faithful
endeavor in the future as in the past
to give entire satisfaction to both the
seller and buyer of cotton.
W. S. CLARK.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Qnarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
" Residence Phone 87
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
connection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C.
Eyes scientifically examined and- .
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
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