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EDGEFIELD, S. C.,/WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1921
Board of Ridgedale Academ;
Met Marriage of . Miss
Shade. Meeting of
B. Y. P. U.
Mr. an(l Mrs. Smyly Stevens of
Bennettsviile were here Sunday
morning en route to Meeting: Street
to be at the bedside of their mother,
Mrs. Ida Stevens, who is critical^
ill. Mrs. Stevens has suffered a stroke
of paralysis and is unconscious, and
her physician does not entertain any
hope of her recovery.
The board of trustees of Ridge
dale academy, at Seivern had a meet
ing here at the Baptist church on
Thursday, and at the lunch hour they
were entertained by the missionary
society, a tempting luncheon being
There were several matters dispos
ed of relative to the advancement of
the school. The Ridge association has
adopted this school and the board is
composed of representatives from the
Mrs. E. B. Dasher, has accepted the
Hardy school and will teach there
during the coming term. Mrs. Dasher,,
before her marriage had several
years of experience as teacher in one
of the colleges in North Carolina and
the school is fortunate in securing
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stirnen will
move this week to Summerland,
where they will make their home for
a while. It is sincerely regretted that
they are to reside elsewhere, but
their friends trust that at some fu
ture time they will take up their
abode here again. Mrs. Stirnen will
assist in teaching in one of the
schools in the' community.
^ Mr. ancUMrs. W. A. Bradfield have
returned from their honeymoon and
are spending a few days here in the
home of the latter's father, Mr. W.
S.- Mobley. There is a prospect of
Mr. Bradfield being permanently lo
cated, here by the firm he^re(Pjte?ftnj^,
which is pleasant news to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis are now dom
iciled in the home with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton, who has been
quite sick at the home of her niece,
Mrs. Alice Cox, is now improving.
Mrs. Grace Crouch is spending a
while here in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Crouch.
Mrs. Annie Lewis has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. S.
Mobley in Thomson, Ga.
Little Margaret Helen Payne who
has been so ill with typhoid fever, is
now better and every one hopes the
dear little girl will soon be well.
Mrs. L. L. Allen and Margery have
returned to Akron, Ohio, after spend
ing the summer here in the home of
the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Wa
ters, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and Wil
mot are visiting in Tennille, Ga.
Mr. Arthur Eidson was stricken
with paraylsis on last Sunday while
he was out on the church grounds
of Ward Baptist church in conversa
tion with his pastor, Rev. W. S.
Brooke. His condition is now con
sidered better and he is conscious.
Miss Henrietta Satcher is spend
ing a few days here with her sister,
Mrs. Ann Gibson. Miss Satcher will
be in Columbia attending the nurses'
training school this winter, this being
her second term.
News comes of the marriage of
Miss Julia Shade, the daughter of
s Mr. and Mrs. Paseur Shade to Mr.
Lewis Schmitman, this happy union
taking place in New York. Mr. and
Mrs. Shade and their daughter had
been spending the summer north, and
plans for the marriage culminated
while >they were there.
A large and happy event was made
of the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Schmit
man are now residing in Washington
where the former is engaged as a
secretary under Hoover.
The bride has always lived here at
Johnston, and is a handsome young
woman, and well educated, and every
one liked her for her pleasant annd
The groom graduated at Yale in
June and at college was noted for
his intellectual attainments. He is
very versatile in several languages,
and at the Peace Conference he will
be seiit as an interpreter fdr the
Mrs. Alice Satcher Watson of Au
gusta is the guest of relatives.
The first meeting of the B. Y. P.
U. was held Sunday evening at the
Baptist church, Mr. Guy Forrest,
president, having this in charge. The
young people are enthused over the
movement and it is hoped that soon
every young person identified with
the church will join. The meetings
will be held one hour previous to the
preaching service. Once a month a
social will be held and this evening
of wholesome fun is being pleasant
Sunday was promotion day at the
Baptist church, and the order of ser
vice was varied some by-the superin
tendent, Mr. S. J. Watson. There
were promotions from every class,
from the beginners to the Fidelis
class. The teachers and pupils were
both warmly attached and the separ
ation was felt by both, but the pro
motion was necessary for the well
organized school. The beginners class
was given a new room as it had out
grown its present quarters.
Miss Annelle Thacker of St. Mat
thews is the guest of friends.
Mrs. Frank H. Williams has had
the honor of being named as the del
egate from South Carolina to attend
the formal opening of the handsome
new building recently erected in
New York, by the Art company.
There are several in South Carolina
connected with the firm and Mrs. Wil
liams by her most efficient-work was
Last week the remains of W. C.
Yonce arrived from overseas, he hav
ing lost his life in the world war.
The body was interred at Mt. Caval
ry Lutheran cemetery, the services
being conducted by the Rev. J. D.
The" casket was opened by the
young man's father, and there was
every indication that this was his
Mr. Yon?e was a noble young man
and the memory of him will live on.
On Sunday afternoon a beautiful
monument that was a fitting testi
This monument was erected by the
Knights of Pythias, of Augusta, and
unveiled by the order. The lodges of
Aiken, Edgefield and Johnston were
invited to participate. There was a
large crowd and the exercises attend
ing the unveiling were very impress
The General Assembly's Op
Before the people become overex
.ercited about taxes, it is well to bear
in mind that the next General As
sembly can, if it will, reduce the tax
levy substantially by adopting wholly
or in part the plan suggested by Sen
ator Marion and his legislative com
mittee, Governor Cooper, Mr. Kohn
and others who have given the sub
ject studious attention.
The State has suggested that the
imposed tax on gasoline, for example,
might run counter to the federal con
stitution but, meantime, a number of
states are actually imposing and col
lecting this tax.
' If it shall be resorted to in South
Carolina, probably it will be, the
revenues so derived would make pos
sible perhaps ten per cent, reduc
tion in the present state tax levy.
The gasoline tax is but one of many
devices available for increasing the
revenues and extending relief to visi
ble property, lands and houses, of a
large part of their burdens.
The General Assembly will have no
excuse if it fails at its next session
to enact measures'in the direction
of appeasing the dissatisfaction. and
wrach that is said to be general. It
can reduce taxes on real estate more
at one session than subsequent Gen
eral Assemblies, though they be ad
vied by extreme economists in- the
governor's office, can reduce them in
a half dozen years.
The General Assembly in office has
an untouched field:in which to op
The proprietor of The Hub has re
turned from the northern markets
where he purchased a large and com
plete .stock for every department of
There has been a great increase
in the demand for Ford cars since
the last cut iii price was made. Better
get your order in at once for a Ford
YONCE & MOONEY, j
South Carolina Leads in Crc
Values to Acre.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 22.-Witn v
farm value of $70.50 per acre ?
crops grown in the state, little Sou;
Carolina leads the states of the uni(
in. value of crops grown on her acr
of improved land. Director J. N. Ha
per of the Southern Soil ImprOy.
ment committee has just finished^
digest of the report of the census bi
reau, and finds that South Carolir
has an enviable record for the yei
1919, for which year the census fi?
ures were gathered. Her acreage (
improved land was 6,206,644 acr<
and the value of her farm croj
grown on this land was $437,121
837, which gives a value of $70.5
It is interesting to note in this coi
nection that South Carolina's expei
ditures for fertilizers amounted t
$52,546,795, or that for each aci
she spent an average of $8.46. Th:
would not be so significant wer?'.;
not for the fact that North Carolin;
her nearest competitor in the SoutI
with over two million more acres*?
improved land spent $5.96 per acr
for fertilizers and has a farm yalu
of crops per acre of $61.50. Nort
Carolina had 8,194,409 acres in im
proved land and a total value 0
farm crops amounting to $503,229.,
313, or a value per acre of $61.5C
This state spent $48,796,694 for fei
tilizers during that year.
Now compare these figures wit!
those from two other states of th?
Georgia had 13,054,010 acres o
improved land and a total value b;
farm crops amounting to $540,613
626. This gives Georgia a farm vaiui
of crops per acre of $41.40. Shi
spent $46,196,434, or only $3.53 pe;
acre for fertilizers and her value ?:
crops per acre dropped correspond
ingly. Alabama, with 9,893J407 acre!
of improved land had a total valut
of crops amounting to $304,348,635
which-.-is an-aere value^-^?^PsIWljP
Alabama, however, spent only $14j
066,108 or just about $1.42 per acre
for fertilizers and her value per acn
of farm crops dropped below half ol
the value secured on South Carolins
farms. North Carolina spent jusi
about $6 per acre for fertilizers anci
doubled the value per acre of Ala
bama's crops. Putting this'in anothei
way, North Carolina spent a little
over four times as much for fertili
zers as Alabama and made 100 pei
cent on the investment.
According to Director Harper, ii
seems that as is the use of fertilizers
so is crop production. These figures,
issued by the census bureau seem to
bear out his assertion. It brings tc
mind the old argument that a less
number of acres intelligently farmed
and liberally fertilized can be made
to pay more actual profit than by
trying to farm large areas and secur
ing low acre yields. With the chang
ing system of farming that is grad
ually coming over the South, it be
comes more and, more imperative
that the acreage be reduced.
This is especially true of cotton.
Under boll weevil conditions, farm
ers can not hope to farm large areas
in cotton profitably. This has been
brought forcibly to their attention
this year when the boll weevil has
reduced the yields in some sections
to where the farmers will not make
a bale on from six to ten acres of
land. .This is a conservative estimate
given by some leading farmers in the
districts seriously affected. It would
seem that fewer acres of cotton, lib
erally fertilized and carefully tended;
the growing bf all food and feed
crops and plenty of hay and rough
age for the cattle and hogs; the keep
ing of sufficient cows to furnish all
the milk and butter needed; a home
poultry flock ;and an orchard and
garden will work for the complete
financial independence of the South
ern farmer. ,
Figures show that crops must be
fertilized tc give highest yields per
acre and greatest profit, and when
there is a good income from every
acre of farm lands planted in the
South then we have reached that con
dition whore we can boast of our ef
ficiency. South Carolina is leading
the way, North Carolina is close be
hind, while Georgia and Alabama are
somewhat l?gging when acre re-turns
Miss Florence Mims Paints
| " Striking Indian Picture
from Tonka wa.
|S|What would you do if on walkin
down the street you suddenly can:
.;upon ten Indians sitting in a row
^Not modernized Indians with starcl
'ed collars and straw hats, but peac<
Cful citizens with warrior faces, wit
phair in long braids twisted with bri
jdiant green cloth and wearing larg
plack hats savoring of sombrero!
jjand yet belying their dress by reac
jung and understanding a newspi
K?The women in the group wer
?clothed, some of them, in crimsoi
and al! wearing shawls with dee
?ringe. They looked barbarity, an
Syet at their backs were modern sho
I Then, there were little childreT
BOO,' who probably look upon th
Iv'orld wide-eyed, wondering whet!
ir the civilization of the pale face
s the better for them to learn, or th
arts of ?heir .chief, Hawk-Eye o
And would you suppose for a min
ate that they looked at me with an;
ponder and silent admiration wit!
which I looked at them? Not at all
Cf they noticed me," it was perhap
$vith quiet scorn.
Why should they consider me? M;
ihcestors landed but a short yester
ay ago, with no letter jf introduc
j i??n to these aristocrats of America
jThey have never taken us into thei:
magic ring of camaraderie, and nev
fr.will. We are the "new rich." The]
&re the "first families" of America
at-Perhaps those who basked in th<
Jun-this morning are the family o?
? chief. I do not know,
jj?it?s all in the state of mind, then
Attitude toward themselves that keep;
Shem proud and defiant, for, theil
chief has no power. And yet, I sup*
pose he feels the sceptre in his hands
s|d -wields it with all the glory ol
If I had obeyed my first impulse
I should have stood in the middle ol
the street and stared at them, obliv
ions of good form, of the passing peo
ple, of all but these picturesque crea
tures, proud like the peacock bi
bright feathers. I would have stood
and looked and dreamed, lived mj?
life over again from the time when 1
was a child and heard stories of In
dian massacres and romances, some
times then in my ignorance fearing
that they might come again and fight
But I could not stand and look. 1
could not even pause, but summon
ing all niy will power, I passed them
when I wanted so much to stay. As
I looked at them, I saw nothing but
the Indians. All the other passing
folk and the town itself, made but a
frame within which these figures
The nearest Indians to Tonkawa
are the Tonkawas, an almost extinct
tribe. Perhaps these were some of
them. It made little difference to me,
just so they were red men.
They doubtless have as strong a
pride of tribe and nation as we have
of .state. As I would recite some of
the exploits of the Marion and Sum
ter, so they would tell with an equal
pride of their tribal braves.
To Oklahoma, they are only In
dians, one of*the five divisions of the
human race, commonly termed the
Red Man. To me they were inspira
tion, picturesque, adventure-living
Tie most imposing home in and
around Tonkawa it that owned by an
Indian. It has been recently built,
the interior furnishings costing an
extravagant sum of money. As one
passes, the place, a few miles out of
town, he is told that "this is the
home of the wealthy Indian."
To the red man, before the settling
of America by the pale face, there
could be no distinction as regarded
homes and money. The Indian was
great, and famous who was b/ave,
fearless to the last degree, skillful
and self controlled. One wigwam
could not be much more magnificent
than another if they were all made
with the skins of animals. Perhaps,
only the beads were more numerous
and the feathers of a more brilliant
hue in the costume of a chief.
Now, however, the Osage Indians,
who live in an adjoining county to
this one are the wealthiest in the
United States.. Some of them are
Fate has turned and the land which
the white man took away from the
Indians, in the North and East, is as
it was in the beginning-, but the strip
of land left to the Indians as their
spiecal home has developed oil fields
of fabulous richness yielding im
mense amounts fo. money to the Os
ages, so that they and their descend
ants will be independent forever.
After all,, the Indian seems to be
coming back into his own, for Provi
dence does not relentlessly punish a
- FLORENCE MLMS.
University Preparatory School,
Miss Miriam Norris Honoree at
Mrs. B. B. Jones' Charm
Mrs. Braxtoh Bragg Jones enter
tained very beautifully on Wednes
day afternoon, September 21st, in
honor of Miss Miriam Norris, the very
Lohengrin's Bridal Chorus an
nounced the honoree's arrival, little
Emily Dunovant escorting her in with
"Here come the bride !"
"Braxton Hall" was never lovelier
than on this: occasion, the spacious
rooms and hall that were en suite, be
ing elaborately decorated in golden
rod and brown-eyed Susans, harbin
gers of the golden Indian summer.
The. lights were yellow shaded
and matching tapers gleamed here
and there, giving a mellow glow to
the pretty scene.
Mrs. E." J. Norris and Miss Eliza
Mims stood with Mrs. Jones to re
ceive the callers, who were refreshed
with delicious punch by Misses Feli
cia Mims and Nell Bryan.
Allen Samuel, Jr., pinned on the
A delightful program had been ar
ranged, opening with a suite of songs
by Miss Nan Gunter of Batesburg,
panying on the sweet toned Baby
Grand. Miss Susan Mathis of Tren
ton rendered "Love's Pleadings,"
beautifully. Mrs. Hugh Mitchell's de
lightful number . was Schubert's
Miss Elizabeth Smith played for
Miss Mary Cantelou who gave an ex
quisite solo dance.
The Sextette from Lucia was a
lovely violin duet of Misses Lois
Mims and R?sela Parker, with piano
accompaniament played by Miss
Miss Elizabeth Smith accompanied
for another gifted child to dance,
little Virginia Holland, who is sim
Following the program, the dining
room doors were opened. Here the
color scheme was accentuated'in the
exquisite brides' table, place cards
and decorations being of soft yellow
tints. The honor place was marked
by golden streamers from the hand
some shaded chandelier.
The bride and eight girlhood
friends were seated, the other guests
being served buffet style, the dainty
refreshm<mts bing served in two
A tea wagon, prettily adorned with
the chosen color, was drawn in with
yellow ribbons by little Emily . Dun
ovant and Virginia Holland, being
guided by Mary Cantelou and Allen
Samuel, the children's charming cos
tumes matching the color scheme.
On the wagon's tr^J^reposed an
elegant cake. With this was a hand
some decanter set, which was placed
before Mrs. A. R. Nicholson, who
was a most accomplished toast mis
tress. Mrs. Hugh Mitchell's toast was
to the bride, Miss Marjorie Tompkins'
witty toast to the groom followed.
Miss R?sela Parker gave one to-old
friends and Mrs. A. R. Nicholson cap
ped the climax with one to the bride's
The cutting of the cak? revealed a.
hidden store of omens: to Miss Jus
tine Cantelou went the- ring, to Miss
Felicia Mims the heart, to Miss Mae
Tompkins the thimble and to Miss
Lois Mims the dime.
Mrs. R. T. Hill and Miss Charlotte
Strother invited the callers to regis
ter in the Bride's Book, which was
i heart sh?ped, the double heart leaves
being painted in yellow daisies.
The hostess' souvenir for Miss
?Norris was a lovely golden brown
?work basket lined with yellow satin,
RED OAK GROVE.
West Side Has Best Roads in
Forty Years. Everybody
Planting Their Fall
The refreshing rain has helped
everything and everybody. Grass was
dying, pastures of course, insufficient
and the milk supply being cut, as was
vegetables. We country folks, with
no money had two thoughts coming
Since our "good roads" man came
our way and has built such roads as
western Edgefield has not for forty
years enjoyed, we are surely loathe
to complain, but extend good wishes
to the builders, and congratulations
Gardening seems the order of the
day .Many having had good < pros
pects for turnips had to replant. Let
everybody,1 though, persevere in win
ter gardens for it is health and econ.
We had a very large attendance:
at prayer meeting on last. Wednes
day evening. Mr. W. A. Dow conduc
ted the service. Friendship is this
We are delighted and rejoice to
learn of the commendable steps be
ing taken for law and order and we
trust much good may be accomplish
ed. If our people everywhere will live
up to the principles contained there
by, we would not need so much
The world it seems is moving in
an atmosphere of rapidity, and the
tendency of the day it fast demoral
izing its people. We have almost come ;
to conclude it is not well for the hap
penings of the day to be printed, our
newspapers are exciting to read, as
they contain so many sad and tragic
Mr. George Gilchrist has returned
from Greenwood where he visited thi
sick-bed of his uncle, Mr. Clarence
.Mr. Line Bussey from .^ar?esi5?t?;
and two of his friends were guests
of Mrs. Mamie Bussey, last week-end.
Mrs. John Holland returned to her
home in Greenwood last week after
a visit to home folks and being here
to attend her aged grandfather, Mr.
John Coursey in his last days.
Little Ruth Holland is very sick
Miss Georgia Mae Doolittle , has
been very sick, but is better.
There seems to be several cases
of malaria in this immediate section.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey went to
Edgefield last Monday.
Miss Kathleen Kenrick held very
a interesting State mission exercise
in her Sunbeams last Sunday.
Little Marjorie Dorn, the four
year old daughmter of Mr. and Mrs..
William Dorn sang "I Can Hear My
Saviour Calling" with so much com
posure and sweetness. That talent,
is wonderful in one so young.
All good wishes to the Advertiser
and the boys and girls at college who
Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, the pastor,,
will conduct religious service at
Trenton church Sunday morning at
ll o'clock. The Sunday school will
observe Rally Day with a suitable
Rev. J. R. T. Major, Presiding El
der of the Columbia District will
hold the fourth quarterly conference
for the current year at Edgefield
Methodist church Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. Dr. Major will remain
over night and preach at 8 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited to hear
Dr. Major at this service.
We are still giving numbered cards '
to purchasers of five gallons of gaso
line and those who hold the success
ful numbers when the drawing is
made next Saturday will each be giv
en a gallon can of oil worth $1.25,
YONCE & MOONEY.
Get a Fordson tractor and start
early to turning the boll weevil un
YONGE & MOONEY.
another lovely touch of the golden
This party was a very lovely num
ber in the series of affairs being giv
en for the season's popular bride
elect. CH. F? ..'