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EDGEFIELD, S. M ?WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, (921
Will Observe Fellowship Day.
Music Club Met. Spirited
Game of Football
Next Sunday, 13th, has been desig
nated over the state as "Fellowship
Day" in the Lord's work, and all over
the state there will be special ad
dresses and sermons in the pulpits.
Where there are more pulpits than
preachers the laymen have been ask
ed to make talks. Thc Baptist church
here will be filled by Rev. Thomas
J. Watts of Columbia, the great state
Sunday school worker. The pastor,
Rev. Brooke, will preach in the morn
ing at Mt Pleasant and in the after
noon at Leesville. It is hoped that
every church member will be present
at the service and that all interested
Rev. David Kellar has gone to at
tend the Methodist State Conference.
Not only the members of the Meth
odist church, but the entire ';own
hopes that the conference will send
Mr. Kellar back again, for he is held
in love and esteem by all.
It is. a great pleasure to every one
to see Dr. S. G. Mobley out again.
He was confined to the house about
two and a half months, but he now
looks hale and hearty. .
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is in Spartan
burg this week attending the State
Woman's Missionary Union.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Culbreairh of ^
Tampa, Florida, spent the past week
in the home of their nephew, Mr.
Harry C. Strother. 1
Mrs. Leland Miller of Richmond, is 1
visiting in the home of her brother,
Mir. William Bouknight.
Mrs. Mamie Wright of Marion, has '
been visiting in the home o.c her
niece, Mrs. Wiley Derrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant and 1
little son are at home from a visit
to. the former's parents- at McCor-J'
Mrs. Jones returned on Friday 3
evening from the Baptist Hospital, 2
with her little daughter, Natalie, who 1
was carried there for treatment fol- 1
lowing a severe attack of typhoid
pneumonia. After an X-ray it as 1
found that the symptoms for which .
she was being treated had cleared '
up and the physician felt that she ?
could be safely carried home. Every ?
one hopes that the little girl will soon .'
begin to improve.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. 1
Pruitt, who is at the Baptist Hos- .
pital is beginning to improve. The 1
child was paralyzed from extreme ]
weakness following an attack of ty- 1
phoid fever, and hospital treatment :
was the last resort to save the life. 1
The restoration is considered almost :
a miracle. 1
Mr. T. J. Langston was taken quite 1
ill onlast Thursday while he was talk- 1
ing to some friends on the street. 1
The attack came suddenly and as if
from paralysis, he fell to the ground.
He is much improved and is able to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whittaker had
the misfortune to lose their home by
fire on Friday evening. They are ;
now living in Columbia, near Shan- :
don. Both were out in the yard at
tending to the feeding of the chick
ens and stock, and the flames burst
ing through the kitchen roof was the
sight that met their eyes as they
started to the house. Only a small
part of the household effects were
Prof. W. J. McGarity of Aiken was
a visitor here the latter part of the
Mrs. W. D. Woodward went to
Aiken last week to visit relatives.
Mr. Bob Stillwell of the Harmony
section took a tablet of bichloride of
mercury thinking it was aspirin. This
was on Wednesday, and as soon as
the mistake was discovered physi
cians were sent for and every effort
made to counteract the poison. This
poison generally proves fatal, the
victim living about eight or ten days.
The occurrence is a most deplorable
one, and the friends of Mr. Stillwell
are hoping that yet the physicians
may find some means of. saving his
Mrs. Pickens Kinard of Greenwood
spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
P. N. Lott.
Mesdames W. P. B. and M. LTK?
nard and Messrs. Quincy and Calvin
Kinard of Greenwood spent Sunday
here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
An exciting game of football was
played here on the field at the high
school, the teams being th 2 A. R. C.
of Augusta and tho local team. Some
fine playing was done on both sides,
and the large crowd of spectators
cheered the teams lustily. The score
stood 44 to 6 in favor of Augusta.
On Friday afternoon of this week the
Johnston team goes to Ninety Six to
play the team there. The basket ball
team of this school will, on the same
afternoon play the basket ball team
of Ninety Six. This game occupies
only 45 minutes. Prof. Staunton Lott
and two other of the teachers will
accompany the teams.
Mrs. J. W. Browne visited in Au
gusta during the past week.
Mrs. J. W. Cox is in Jonesville at
the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Hames,
who has been quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
of Columbia have been for a visit in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. Ida Boatwright of Ridge
Spring has been visiting in the home
of her son, Mr. B. T. Boatwright.
While she was here, her birthday oc
curred and Mrs. Boatwright surpris
ed her with a birthday dinner party,
inviting several of her friends to meet
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood is visiting the home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Wright and
little son went to Batesburg during
the week to visit relatives.
The Apollo Music club met Tues
day with Mrs. James white. The
meeting coming at Hallowe'en, the
decorations were of this season, and
i spook met the arrivals at the door
and pinned on favors.
The chief business was in plans for
a big community sing to be held at
in early date.
The subject of the program was
'The Song of Hiawatha," and as Carl
Longfellow's pen productions in mu
sic, these selections, chiefly were
used. A good paper on "Longfellow,
the Poet," was given by Mrs. M. T.
Turner, and "Hiawatha's Wooing"
was given by Misses Jacobs and
Barre. Musical, selections were giv
en by Mr. Elliot Lewis, Misses Maizie
Kinard, Clara Sawyer and Mrs. C.
P. Corn. After the program a
sweet course was served.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C., held the recent meeting with Mrs.
Barrow Walsh. The members heard
with pleasure that all pledges were
paid and a good report was ready for
the convention. At the recent enter
tainment, under the auspices of the
chapter, $51 was the door receipts.
$10 was given to the local school, the
entertainment being given in the au
ditorium. During the month, several
courtesies had been extended to vet
erans, and fruit and flowers sent. Af
ter business the historical program
was carried out.
Furman Club for Aiken and
Aiken, Nov. 8.-Former students
and graduates of Furman University
residing in Aiken and Edgefield coun
ties met here Monday night and or
ganized The Furman Club of Aiken
The following were elected officers
of the club: President, Ex-Gov. John
C. Sheppard, Edgefield; vice presi
dent, A. J. Lewis, banker, Johnston;
secretary-treasurer, L. R. Holley,
banker, Aiken. Executive Commit
tee: L. R. Holle,y chairman; A. E.
Padgett, president Farmers Bank,
Edgefield; W. D. Holmes, assistant
postmaster, Johnston; H. E. Holley,
planter, Aiken; J. J. Nixon, business
man, North Augusta.
Organization of the Furman Club
followed the appearance here of L.
M. Glenn, executive secretary of the
Furman University Alumni Associa
tion under whose direction Furman
men throughout South Carolina are
now being organized into county
L. M. GLENN.
Sunday Services at Methodist
Services will be conducted in the
Edgefield Methodist church Sunday
at ll :30 a. m., and 7:30 p. m. by Rev.
G. W. M. Taylor, the pastor, who has
just returned from the annual con
[President Issues Thanksgiving
Washington, Oct. 81.-Presiden?
Harding issued a proclamation"
ignating Thursday, November 24 .as;!?,
day of thanksgiving, devotion at?^
prayer and urging the people to . give
thanks "for all that has been rc
dered unto them" and to pray "fpr/'j
continuance of the divine foi
which has been showered so genere
ly upon this nation." The prodani#&!
"That season has come when, alik?'"
in pursuance of a devout peoples
time honored custom in grateful^
ognition of favoring national Vfc
tunes, it is proper that the preside
should summon the nation to a
of devotion, of thanksgiving for blel?^
nigs bestowed and of prayer for guid
ance on modes of life that may- de
serve continuance of divine fav?r^:.v..J
"Foremost among our blessings;!?
the return of peace and the approad
to normal ways again. The year'ii?s
brought us again into relationship
amity with all nations after a lo
period of struggle and turbulence. Iii
thankfulness, therefore, we may wei
unite in the hope that providence ;
vouchsafe approval to tile thing??i||S
have done, the aims which have gul4r"
ed us, the aspirations which hava;|||
spired us. We shall be prospered as
we shall deserve prosperity, seeking,;
not alone for the material things but
for those of the spirit as well; earing
estly trying to help others, asking be
fore all else the privilege of service;'
As we render thanks anew fot.?||!3
exaltation which came to us, we may?
fittingly petition that moderation and:
wisdom shall be granted to rest upon
all who are in authority in the "task
they must discharge. Their hands y?iV?
be steadied, their purposes strength
ened in answer to our prayers.
"Ours has been a favored nation in
the bounty which God has bestowed
upon it. The great trial of human
ity, though indeed we did our part as,
tively unscarred. It is for us to rec
ognize that we have been thus favor
ed and, when we gather at our altars
to offer up thanks, we will do well to
pledge, in humility and all sincerity,
our purpose to prove deserving. We
have been raised up and preserved
in national power and consequence,
as part of a plan whose wisdom we
can not question. Thus believing, we
can do no less than hold our nation
the willing instrument of the provi
dence which has so wonderfully fav
ored us. Opportunity for very great
service awaits us if we shall prove
equal to it. Let our prayers be rais
ed for direction in the right paths
Under God, our responsibility is
great, to our own first, to all men af
terward ; to all mankind in God's own
"Now, therefore, I, Warren G
Harding, president of the United
States, hereby designate Thursday,
the 24th of November, to be ob
served by the people as a day of
Thanksgiving, devotion and prayer;
urging that at their hearts and their
altars they will give thanks for all
that has been rendered unto them,
and will pray for a continuance of
the divine fortune which has been
showered so generously upon this na
"In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused to be
affixed the seal of the United States
Done at the capital of the United
States this 31st day of October in
the year of our Lord, 1921, and of
the independence of the United
States, the 146th. i
"Warren G. Harding.
"By the president:
"Charles E. Hughes,
"Secretary of State.
To Organize Potato Growers'
A meeting will be held at the
Court House Saturday morning at
ll o'clock to organize the Edgefield
Potato Growers' Association. Many
farmers in this section have express
ed the desire to learn how to culti
vate the early potato rcop. All who
are interested in the growing of
early potatoes will meet at this time
to organize an association for the
growing and marketing of the early
potato. This may be one way to beat
the boll weevil. Come if you are only
going to plant a small quantity. 1
[ A Visit to the Salt Plains ol
i The dying year is like the settin
sun in the west, richer and more co
."orful than at the zenith of its sun
^mer tide, but what a glorious thin
?S-autumn in this great west! I sti
wise the Southern trees and the oi
?nge and red foliage, for the leave
drop here without turning brilliants
but there are compensations.
f/'Sunday, a party of the facult
.took a long drive of about sixty mile
??rrough this splendid level countr
to. the Salt Plains of Western Okla
fbi -like the Red Wood forests of Cal
ifornia and still, deep lakes am
mountains, but this country, too, ha
Its charms. It hides nothing. I
Spreads itself all before you am
?tfills, on and on endlessly. Wheneve:
?s??.a hill in the distance, I want t<
get out of the car and caress it an<
walk up it for the sheer joy of puff
?hgUnd blowing as I always do com
ihg. up the hills in Edgefield fron
home to town. I shall never minc
r The men in our party were armec
for hunting. We came upon the cun
ningest little red fox squirrell sitting
iiv'the middle of the road eating his
noonday meal. I do not know why he
chose the exact center of the road tc
dine. I would never do that, but he
is'endowed with winged feet. The
hunter in the party, when asked why
he did not kill it said, "That would
rei/murder to shoot it with a shot
gun, too easy." I liked that. The
Westerners have hearts, you know, as
^ell as southerners.
pikt long intervals, very long ones,
Biassed farm houses, cosy enough
^ith a group of trees around them,
*,*Far :from the maddening crowds
ignoble, strife." There was no smoke
curling .from any chimney, however,
a?id. when we drove to the back door
of one unfriendly house there was no
k .'..^o^0_\*o 'render! -,For jjix
days they^wraflin^witft thenjieDe;
the plow and harrow "to fulfill their
homely joys and destiny obscure," so
on Sunday they all go, perhaps for
miles and more miles to sit around a
For my own part, as much as I
hate the city for purposes of home
life, I think I would prefer the rum
bling of a street car to the haunting
stillness of these country places.
Ther are not even any servants'
quarters and each man works for
himself and he himself is his only ser
The sides of the road were strewn
with corn shucks where there had
been recent corn shuckings, when the
surrounding country gathered, per
haps at "Farmer Brown's" and work
ed ar 1 afterwards ate and drank and
told jokes. It is the sort of thing one
reads about. That is the joy of wan
dering. We can read of these things
and then see them in our travels with
small or great thrills in proportion
to the strangeness of the event.
On either side of the road there
were green wheat fields like a car
pet, thick hedges of mock orange,
called "wind brakes," which protect
the growing crops from the early
spring winds, a blue sky overhead
and colors in the landscape that
blended from green through yellow
and golden with beautiful effect. I
gazed and gazed, like Wordsworth at
the daffodils, and was filled with joy
over the scene, for one becomes a
nature lover in a moment, even if he
has not always been one, if he has
any beauty in his soul that reaches
out to meet the beauty around him.
It is not always the spectacular,
the massive and the overwhelming
that appeals. It takes only a lesser
soul to comprehend those things.
We passed on our journey, one lit
tle western town after another and it
is so almost anywhere throughout
the middle west. All the little towns
are exactly alike, except that the
sign over the drug store may bear a
slightly different name. So as we
traveled from this place, we passed
Tonkawa the second, and third and
fourth and fifth.
A little journeying on many roads
finally brought us to our destination,
the Salt Plains, a level strip of coun
try where the ground was saturated
with an enormous salt deposit. There
were crystals on the surface of the
earth which gave the sand a glazed
appearance in the light.
The Salt Fork River flows near
these salt plains and developed its
name from the salty character of the
water. The plain was interesting
mostly for what lay underground.
Soon the rain began to fall, and
the "salt had lost its savor," so we
wound our way back over the grass
grown roads to civilization.
This country is overrun with rab
bits. They scamper across the road
early in the evening in crowds. It is
?quite a custom to hunt and ride at
[the same time, shooting through the
I open windshield, or else to sit on the
hood of the car and get an even bet
I handle a gun with all the awk
wardness of the novice, and nothing
I aim at need have any fear; It is
I can imagine no country more des
olate than this will be, when 'che chill
wind sweeps across the 5pen plains
and the few trees will be leafless.
However, since "the city of Hap
piness is in the state of mind," I
shall try to create the proper re
Nov. 1, 1921.
Banquet for American Legion.
Friday night the American Legion
Post of Edgefield county will give a
banquet at the Dixie Highway Hotel,
beginning at 8 p. m. Tickets are now
on sale at Collett Drug Co., J. D. Hol-1
stein's and Mitchell & Cantelou's.
Confederate veterans are especially
invited as honorary guests of the Le
gion. All ex-service men are eligible
to attend, whether you belong to the
Legion or not. Each ex-service man
may bring one or more ladies as he
sees fit. Get your tickets-immediately [
as Capt. Moore has to know how
many guests to prepare for a few
hours in advance.
CLAUDE T. BURNETT,
Com. Post No. 30, Edgefield Co.
We have been pleased to hear sev
eral very favorable expressions con
cerning the exhibit of Mr. F. F.
Rainsford at the Georgia- Carolina
Fair in Augusta last week. His Jersey
cows were easily the first on the list
among live stock exhibits. His cash
prizes amounted to $85. Great is the
pity that we have no county fair for
the exhibit of live stock. Nothing
stimulates farmers to higher and bet
ter things from an agricultural stand
point than creditable exhibits of their
neighbors at fairs. Mr. Rainsford is
credited with having the finest Jer
sey heifer in the state, hut we doubt
if all of his neighbors within a radius
of five miles know it.
News from Kirksey.
We are having bad weather for
the first of November.
Mrs. Mollie Harris is visiting her
sister, Mrs. E. L. Carpenter of North
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robertson of
Ninety Six visited their son, Mr. Jer
ry Robertson of Kirksey section Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. J. B. Chappell is a business
fellow in Epworth. He makes his reg
ular trip every Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Thelma and Odessie Ouzts
of Phoenix visited Miss Gladys Rob
ertson of Kirksey section last week.
Mr. Serenus McDowell of Meeting
Street was a visitor in Edgefield on
Miss Lucile Strom of Kirksey spent
last week with Miss Mary Emma
Johnson of Kirksey.
Mrs. E. T. Chappell was shopping
in Greenwood Tuesday.
Miss Gell Wood of Ninety Six was
a visitor of Miss Viola Robertson of
Kirksey section Saturday.
Mesdames Ivy DeLoach of Meet
ing Street and J. B. Chappell of
Kirksey, visited Mr. Bill Rambo of
Epworth last Saturday.
WANTED: Men or women to take
orders among friends and neighbors
for the genuine guaranteed hosiery,
full line for men, women and chil
dren. Eliminates darning. We pay|
75c an hour spare .time, or $36.00 a
week for full time. Experience un
necesssary. Write International
Stocking Mills, Morristown, Pa.
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
apply at once tbe wonderful old reliaMe Di
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a eux
gical dressing that relieves pain and heals ai
> ssmc time. Not a liniment 25c. 50c. ft.00.
The Boll Weevil and the
Clemson College, Nov. 8.-So far
the weather conditions this fall have
been rather favorable for the boll
weevil's preparation for the winter,
says Prof. A. F. Conradi, entomolo
gist. These pests may be found now
in both the full grown and the kick
er stages in and about old cotton
bolls. The farmer in planning his pro
gram for next year should carefully
consider the weather conditions on
account of its great influence on wee
vil activity the following season.
To those who follow this pest care
fully it is quite apparent that, should
we have a repetition of the warm
winter like that of 1921, the weevil
damage may be expected to be se
vere next year over the greater por
tion of the state. On the other hand
should next winter be a severe on??,
the weevil may receive a consider
able backset, especially where a se
vere winter is followed by dry weath
er in June and July.
Just what the winter will do the
weevil can not be forecast at this
time, but everyone knows that the
more protection th^ greater will be
the number of weevils that survive
the winter successfully. Farmers wil
fully leaving their stalks and. stub
ble on the fields should consider what
a great enemy they are harboring
and what a destructive nuisance they
are maintaining in their community.
Owing to the open weather the op
portunities for this fight are still ex
cellent, and every agency in every
community should exert every influ
ence possible to get every cotton
stalk destroyed by shopping and
plowing under at the earliest date
possible and practicable.
Long Branch News.
Mr.. and Mrs. Joe Cullum, Mr. and
Mrs. Bomar Scott spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark.
The senior and junior B. Y. P. U.
held their regular meeting at Philip
pi Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
Mr. J. T. Rhoden and family went
to Augusta Tuesday.
Misses Evelyn Scott, Pansy and
Thelma Derrick spent the day last
Tuesday with the Lott girls.
Mr. Luther Lott moved on Novem
ber 7th to Vaucluse. They certainly
will be missed in the Long Branch
Misses Julia Clark and Lizzie Har
vey went to Mrs. E. L. Ready's last
Misses Farrah and Azilee and Av
ery Salter -went on a business trip to
Edgefield last Friday afternoon.
The senior B. Y. P. U. of Philippi
enjoyed a pound party at Mr. John
Claxton's last Friday night. Quite a
crowd was there and everybody had
a good time.
Little Ada Rodgers spent the week
end with Vera Clark.
Misses Mildred and Jacque Mat
thews of Columbia are visiting Miss
Misses Grace and Saline Clark,
spent the week-end with Misses Ruby
and Frances Herlong of Johnston.
Mr. Pierce Herrin came back from.
Millen, Ga., where he has been visit
ing his brother.
Mr. 0. C. Clark and family visited
at Mr. G. D" Rhoden's last Sunday.
Mr. Charlie Sawyer of Warrenville
spent Sunday at Mr. R. L. Williams'.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hair visited Mr.
Offie Hair last Sunday.
Rev. Foreman spent Saturday
night at Mr. G. L. Salter's.
Mr. Will Hare spent several days
last week in. Columbia.
Misses Nora McGee, Lucile Hair
and Mr. Sim Clark and family spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. J. B.
Misses Evelyn and Lorene Scott
spent Sunday with Misses Farrah and
Mr. Hugh Clark and family spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
Sunday morning before leaving
Philippi Mr. Jesse Williams lost con
trol of his car and ran into a group
of girls in the church yard. Miss
Evelyn Scott was hurt, but none of s
We are sorry to say that Mrs. Si
las Yonce is very ill at this writing.