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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Fire in Ginnery Extinguished.
Mrs. Hatcher Entertained
in Honor of Miss Hal
Mr. Leroy Wertz of Belton is vis
iting in the home of his father, Mr.
O. S. Wertz.
Mrs. Heber Ballentine is at home
from a visit in the home her father,
Mr. Rutland at Batesburg.
Dr. and Mrs. James Halford have
returned to Dillon after a visit in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Dr. L. S. Maxwell has been visiting
his mother at Walhalla.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis has been quite
sick for the past week.
Little Annie Lamar, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis, is sick
Mrs. George Nickerson and little
daughter of Columbia, are guests of
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson.
Herbert and Everett Kneece, of
Ridge Spring will spend this winter
in the home of their grand father,
Mr. M. W. Clark, and attend school
The friends of Mrs. Charles Early
will regret to know of her continueed
illness at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Amelia Satcher, in North Au
Mrs. Horace Wright has. returned
to Georgetown after a month's stay
here with her sisters, the Misses J:
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Boatwright en
tertained a pleasant evening party '
in honor of Mr. Albert Toney, during 1
his visit here. i
While some of the young people
were returning from the above men- :
tioned party, one of the young men 1
noticed a bright light in the cotton
gin of Holm?s and, Boatwright, i
jyhi?h is situated near' the ; home, of- J
on investigation found fire making i
headway near the engine. He burst
the door open and anding no means
of extinguishing the fire, drove quick
ly to Mr. Holmes, who was soon on j
the scene, with buckets, and the fire
was soon extinguished, which in a
short while wculd have been beyond
control. Lightning; struck the gin .
which stood on this same spot last
year, burning it. ,
Mr. Elliot Lewis who has 'been in ,
Chicago taking a special course in j
music, has returnee.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are at J
home from a visit to Walhalla, in the ?
home of the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Strother.
Miss Hallie White, whose marriage ,'
of the 18th is an approaching happy .
event, is receiving many beautiful at
tentions from loving friends.
On Friday afternoon, Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher entertained a large party of
friends in honor of Miss White, and
the entire affair was a very pleasant
one. A guessing contest was held, the
replies ending with either "White"
or "Mitchell," and after this anotherj
contest was had, which bore on the ?
future home of the bride.
Miss White was given a happy sur
prise in that the affair was ended in
a miscellaneous shower, and many
beautiful and useful gifts were pre
sented her, of which she was very ap
Later a hot luncheon was served.
On Saturday morning Miss White
was the honoree at a lovely luncheon
given by Misses Antoinette Denny
and Ella Jacobs. The entire affair
was prettily arranged, and the table
was very artistic, a repast' being serv
ed in courses. The honoree was pre
sented with a beautiful gift.
The presiding elder of this circuit
Methodist, Dr. Major, met here with
this church on Saturday and Sundaj',
and special services were had at the
Sunday morning services, at which
time, Dr. Major preached.
Pecans are bringing a fancy price,
especially the large variety. Mr. Bur
rell Boatwright carried over 89
pounds of pecans to Augusta and re
ceived ?89 for the two large sacks
Mr. Ebb Timmerman is now able
to be out after a continued illness, he
having recently suffered a second
slight stroke of paralysis.
The manual training class at the
High School, in its second year, is
doing fine work. The young gentle
men are making very attractive .ir-'
tides, and fine pieces of furniture,
such as desks, hall seats, swings, etc.
Mr. Stanton Lott is a splendid in
structor and the class is much inter
ested in its work.
Mr. and Mrs. Bouknight of Gaines
ville, Fla., are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
John Marsh. Mr. Bouknight was quite
ill the past month while he and
his wife were visiting in the home of
the latter's son, Mr. Grady Hazel,
but is now restored to health.
The first fall meeting o? the Emily
Geiger Chapter D. A. R. was held
with Mrs. B.T. Boatwright, and every
one enjoyed the ride out for
"The golden rod was yellow, the corn
had turned brown,
And the late apple trees, with fruit
were bending down.
By all these lovely tokens, Septem
ber days are here, .
With summer's best of weather and
autumn's best of cheer."
So with all these good tokens, the
members saw it time for renewed ac
tivities and the meeting was a very
profitable one for a beginning.
A large box of books was reported
being sent to the State D. A. R.
Luring the summer each member
had made a quilt square, and these
having been made into a quilt by
the Regent was exhibited. It will be
quilted at once and sent to Tamassee,
the chapter voting to send also, two
dozen hand made tea napkins, also a
lamp for the living room. World War
records were reported filled out. The
year books were complimented.
After an enjoyable program on
"The Old Ninety Six District" the
hostess served a delicious hot lun
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wright of
Batesburg were here during the past
week visiting relatives.
Mr. Albert Toney was here last
week for a short visit to relatives.
?r-3To. here he went to Anna rmi Ts. fais j
reruig-ms secoTOTyeanTTie"has made a -i
ine record while there. j
About 90 per cent of all business
industry is interested in some meas-,
are in advertising. They are inter
ested in the results to be obtained
and the methods to be employed. In 1
this connection, it is interesting to
note the remarks of Herman Rosen
Eield, advertising manager for Sears,
Roebuck & Company, one of the larg
2st mail order houses in the world,
ind one of the chief competitors of
beal merchants, in a recent address:
Mr. Dosenfield said in part:
"We have a bureau whose duty it
is to read each week' the country
?ewspapers from all over the coun
:ry. There is not a paper bf any
consequence in our territory that our
bureau does not get. This bureau
looks over these papers and when we
find a town where the merchants are
not advertising in the local paper we
immediately flood that territory with
our literature. It always brings re
sults far in excess of the same effort
put forth in territory where the lo
cal merchants use their local papers."
The moral of this statement is too
apparent for elaboration. The moral
may be stated in the words of Mark
Twain, who is said to have received
a note from one of his subscribers
while editing a Missouri newspaper
stating that the subscriber had found
a spider in his paper, and inquiring
the meaning of it. Mark replied:
"Finding a spider in your paper
was neither good luck nor bad luck
for you. The spider was merely look
ing over our paper to see which mer
chant is not advertising, so that he
can go to that store, spin his web
across the door and lead a life of
undisturbed peace ever thereafter."
Law Firm Dissolved.
Greenwood, S. C., Oct. 8.-An
nouncement of the dissolution by mu
tual consent, of the law firm of Grier,
Park and Nicholson, one of the most
prominent law firms of this section,
lias recently been made. F. B. Grier
and J. B. Parks will continue the
practice of law under the firm name
of Grier and Park. W. H. Nicholson
has opened offices for the practice of
LOST: Between Rubenstein's store
and house a fur neck piece. Reward
if returned to Rubenstein's Depart
Miss Florence Mims Sees T?
Big Foot Ball Games.
I do not believe that the oi
place of woman is in. the home, I
I do believe that woman's compreh?
sion concerns milder things than fe
I feel like a seasoned fan sinc?
have sat through two games in t
last week, one at Tonka wa, the. otb
at Stillwater, Oklahoma, and bak
in the sun and yelled on the first c
casion as though the noise I ma
were important in winning the figl
and expended so much nervous ene
gy that one would think I had mai
several touch downs without aid. ?
If I were asked to describe a foi
ball game in a few words, I shoit
say that ii; is an amicable battle,
which the object is not to slay, bi
only to marm for life.
However, it is really great to \
a member of the faculty, in a scha'i
where the students are so enthusia;
tic, and where pep for the yells an
songs is a sort of contagious m
crobe which fills the air.
' Days before the game, the schoi
building seemed to rock with th
yells for the team, and the coach le
by a student from Michigan, dresse
in the school colors, red and whit?
He conducted the yells as a directo
would an orchestra and played upo)
their school spirit, making such :i
harmonious roar of concordant sonni
that it would seem as if the teax?
would be willing to tackle HarvajK
itself with such a backing.
There is a certain abandonmer|
about a school yell that grips one. Ts
have a yell given for you makes yo?
think that for the time being at le'a?if
that it is the very best thing thal caji
happen to you, and the cheer of it
seems to echo in your heart long af
ter the voices have died away. ^'??S
The West and the North take :atfe
?rives a'boy a certain understanding,
a fairness of decision that he can and
will adapt to his business competi
tion in later life.
The school closed early in the af
ternoon, and the students assembled
decorated in their school colors and
such a procession as they made!
A fairly disinterested stranger
would have stopped and stared as
they marched from the school through
the main streets of the town.
In the lead was the school band.
Behind that came two boys in bar
rels to their knees with their arms
and heads sticking out. On these bar
rels were cheering words for victory
in red letters. Following them was a
large, disconsolate, white mule, cov
ered in a white blanket with more
red lettering and led by a cow boy.
Back of all these came the student
body followed by a few men on the
faculty, whose dignity permitted.
I felt sorry for the mule He was
only "dumb driven cattle," and not
"a hero in the strife." After the
game I saw the mule cavorting down
the street blankletless, escaping at
the first opportunity, disdainful of
footballs, scores, touch downs and
all else, save a possible bundle of
fodder at his stall. There might be
some advantage in being a mule, for
though he reached no heights of joy,
neither did he drop to any depths,
and the fact that the University Pre
paratory School did not win, effected
his happiness not at all.
Have you ever seen the team drink
water during the game? That is one
of the things too complicated for my
feminine instincts. A monstrous
sponge is dipped into a bucket of
water and from that sponge, the
team, -not in a waiting line, but rav
enously and hurriedly inbibes enough
water to last till they are overcome by
thirst again. There are strange
things under the sun and that is one
of them. I shuddered and thought
how I would arrange drinking foun
tains if I played football. Then I re
membered that I would never play, so
the sponge, perhaps, will ever be the
symbol of reviving players.
Although I do not fully understand
a touch down, yet I do thoroughly
understand that I really love the
school more for having yelled for it,
and for that good thing the game is
University Preparatory School,
Sept. 28, 1921.
J Death of Mrs. Ida Elizab
I ||Smyly Stevens, Wife of *
Late Mr. E. L. Stevei
.When it was known thai
-Stevens was dead, the news was ~<
;?adly, not only in the community,
:pyer the state.
? For the past few years, her gen
health had not been good, and dui
.the last year she was frequently <
ffined to her bed.
About two weeks ago she ha<
severe attack, from which her f
body could not rally, so the Mas
?"tame and took her gently out of
."sorrow and pain, into the mansi
prepared for her, of endless joy i
v Thus loving, and being loved,
(the end of the long day came,
.Saturday, October 1st, she fell ash
.in Jesus, surrounded . by her de
Roving children and other loved on
Mrs. Stevens was the danghter
.William Scott Smyly, and Grace ?
?iri? Allen, and was a gentle worn
of the old school. In early young v
manhood, she was married to Lc
erick E. Stevens, who preceded h
to the grave about fourteen yea
ago. Their union was blessed with s
children, Messrs, Ben, Smyly, Lew
James and Carrol, and one daughte
Miss Lena Stevens. Her sons, wi
$ave been her great comfort ar
|iainstay and her daughter, to tend?
and" devoted, made the declining yea:
of her life happy ones. She had foi
sisters, Mesdames F. S. Jefferson ar
Willie Tompkins, whole sisters an
Mesdames J. K. Allen and J. E. Brui
son half sisters, all of whom were d<
voted to. her. And thi3 Christia
mother was a benediction to her chi
Not only in the home circle wa
?er influence felt, but her goodnes
gRQ^nfe^ii??^Yt on. t.^e hroad sea, i
mind could ever calculate.
She was a woman of strong charac
ter, tender in nature and there was
cordiality, a magnetism about he
that drew all to her, which was bu
the natural expression of her friendl;
soul. Though her body is dead, she
herself is not gone. She lives on ii
the services that she so freely gav
to all;-she lives in her friends whon
she elaves behind, whom she inspire?
to high and noble deeds by influence
In the service that was conducte<
in the home by her pastor, Rev. W
S. Brooke, r ; paid a beautiful tribut<
to her memory, his words followinj
"Blessed are the dead that die ii
the Lord for they rest from their la
bors, and their works shall follow
Mr. Brooke said that when he be
came her pastor 12 months ago, hi
entered at the time of the protracted
service. Just before the meeting ht
received a letter telling him that hei
health did not permit of her attend
ing services, but she wanted him tc
know that she was praying for a gooc
meeting. She called by name some she
was praying for, and asked especial
prayers for her Sunday school class.
She had been a faithful teacher foi
Of such was her Christian life.
When she could no longer do active
work for the advancement of the
Kingdom, she did it this way.
During the services "Jesus, Lover
of my Soul" and "Shall We Gather
at the River" were sung.
After the services the body was
borne out by her nephews, Messrs.
Claude Allen, J. Howard Payne, Joe
Payne, George Logue, Charlie May
and Jack Abney, and the interment
was at the family .burying ground a
short distance away, and tenderly
laid to rest by the side of her hus
band and sons, James and Carrol, un
der the large holly trees annd near
by the long avenue of oaks that will
constantly sing a sad requiem over
this gentle soul.
Her grave was literally covered
with many beautiful floral designs
and bouquets of flowers that were a
mute testimony of love and sympathy.
Seldom is there seen such a con
course at a burial, friends and rela
tives coming from far and near, and
las these faced homeward there was
keen sadness over the passing, and
lat the open casket many a tear was
shed as the sweet gentle face was
looked on for the last time.
"Her folded, gentle hands that for
nearly four score years
Had wrought for others, smoothed
the hurt of tears,
Rocked her children's cradle, eased
the fever's smart,
Dropped balm of love in many an
Now folded, like wan rose leaves
Above the snow and silence of her
In mute appeal, they told of labors
And well earned rest that came at
set of sun."
Death of Consecrated Chris
For several weeks the relatives and
friends of Mrs. Ida S. Stevens have
been greatly distressed on account
of her very serious illness, practical
ly no hope being entertained for her |
recovery. Late Sunday afternoon she j
entered upon that eternal home in
the heavens prepared for those who
are faithful during their earthly pro
bation. All of her children were with
her during the last days of her illness.
Mrs. Stevens was born, reared and
passed her entire life in the Meeting
Street community, being a descend-j
ant of the Smyly and Allen families,
two of Edgefield county's oldest and
most prominent families. She was a
devout member of Stevens Creek
church from her girlhood and to her
a profession of faith in Christ and
church membership were not matters
of form but on the contrary, through
precept and example, her life was a
potent factor in the church and com
munity life. It is not saying too much
to refer to Mrs. Ida Stevens, whose,
entire consecration was recognized
far and near, as a model Christian.
Surely such a life, following day by
d&l. Jjrj.^s^Q^tsjejs;LJs^tn ^ jexamnle.
She was' given to hosp! ?lity LT? a jj
very marked degree. It was a great
Joy to visit her home and to meet her j]
at community gatherings, especially
at her church, Stevens Creek, where
she found peculiar pleasure in meet
ing and greeting visitors and stran
gers, always making them feel glad
and happy ver being present. Mrs.
Stevens rarely conversed with one
long without referring in some way
to religion and her religious experi
ence but she did it in such sweetness
and sincerity that one was never
bored, on the contrary were pleased
to have her converse upon such mat
ters. She has many stars in her crown
as a reward for her service and sac
rifices and through winning souls to
the Christ whom she loved and served.
The funeral was conducted at the
home Sunday afternoon at two
o'clock, her pastor, Rev. Brooke of
ficiating, and the interment took
place in* the family burial ground
within a stone's throw of where she
was born and too, where her husband,
Mr. E. L. Stevens and parents were
buried. Mrs. Stevens is survived by
one daughter, Miss Lena Stevens, and
three sons, Messrs. Ben Smyly and
Public Sale of Land.
Mr. J. H. Cantelou, as master in
equity, sold the following tracts of
land at public outcry before the court
The Johnson tract of 101 acres>
near the town of Johnston was
bought by Mr. C. M. Raaton for $14,
The George Padgett land, tract No.
1, containing 63 acres was bought by
Miss Hortense Padgett for $400 and
tract No. 2, containing 63 acres was
bought by the Bank of Johnston for
Four lots in Edisto Heights, town
of Johnston, were bought by Mr. H.
G. Eidson for $500.
The land of Chamberlain Martin,
92~acres, was bought by the Bouk
night estate for $560.
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RED OAK GROVE.
j Church Services Last Sunday.
W. M. U. Held Meet ing.
Candy Pulling Was
Preaching services at Red Oak.
Grove last Sunday was conducted by
Brother Auburn Griffin from Green
wood, the theme being "Life and
Death," making a deep impression
on the congregation, many wishing to
have Mr. Griffin come again.
Rev. G. W. Bussey is not improv
ing, and the news last from him was
that he is unable to leave his room,
so he could not fulfill his appoint
ment, sending Brother Griffin instead. ;
Mr. George Bussey gave quite a
helpful lecture on the Sunday school
lesson. One of the most important
points brought to our minds from the
lesson was, our building a Christian
foundation, because all our gifts or'
outward forms of worship will not '
give us entrance en the "last day"
if our hearts are not right with God.
The business meeting of the W. M.
S. was held last fourth Sunday and-,
while only a few were present, we
are encouraged to try and hold the
meeting regular, hoping to keep up
the financial feature of our work,
thereby our secretary can reach the
members and help keep our contri
butions more systematically.
Circle No. 2 meets with Mrs. D.. B.
Morgan next Wednesday afternoon.
We continue to have good attendance
and so many mothers with little chil
dren proving outr where the interest
lies. Just so long as they give their
time to this work, they will; continue
co be happy and blessed, because our
iuty is to "do His will.'1
Miss Mamie Bussey has left to take
ip her duties in the school room. She
las the school at Cleora.
Mr. and Mrs. George -Bussey visir- .
?^?vihgjp-' .".'.V "jT^'- '
Miss Annie Doolittle was a visitor
last week in the home of Mrs.-Mamie
Mr. P. S. Hamilton is to'conduct
the mid-week prayer sendee
Miss Mattie Stalnaker from Brock
ton, Ga., has returned to Red Eiil,
this being her third year as teacher
there. Miss Stalnaker is an efficient
music teacher, which makes her ser
vices more valuable.
There were quite a number of vis
itors in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bussey last Sunday. Among
them, Mr. and Mrs. Mc?Oaniel from
Modoc, also Misses Marie and Maude
Mr. Frank Kenrick spent last week
end with home folks.
Quite an enjoyable gathering was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Young last Saturday night. Candy
pulling was one of the many good
Short Crops More Profitable.
Acreage reduction, ravages of boll
weevils and other insect petts, com
bined with weather conditions, have
reduced the cotton crop yield to a
point that surprises even the gambler
bears and puta pep into the gambler
bulls. Always a short yield has prov
ed a more profitable crop for the pro?
ducer than a bumper cotton crop.
It was 'not possible for even the
gamblers to hammer and keep down
the price of cotton in face of an as
sured very short crop and the increas
ing demand from countries whose fi
nancial ability will enable them to
buy more actively. Properly, market
ed cotton should yield some profit to
those who were fortunate enough to
secure a reasonable acreage yield.
An active demand against a short
yield makes a small crop of cotton
more profitable to the grower than
an over-supply from large acreage
and full yields.
Fewer acre, better acreage yields,
only enough bales to not quite sup
ply the demand, and gradual market
ing will cause cotton raising to be
profitable.-Farm and Ranch.
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
offers its entire stock of buggies,
wagons, furniture, rugs, stoves, etc.,
pt unheard of prices for cash. Come
one and all and see our goods and
prices and buy what you have needed
for a long time.-Advertisement.