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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1921
Thanksgiving Day r Observed.
Good Collection for Or
phanage. Fire Engine
, Thanksgiving Day was generally
observed here. All public offices and
stores closefl, and at ll o'clock a un
ion service was held in the Metho
dist church, the sermon being preach
ed by Rev. W. S. Brooke, of the Bap
tist church. Rev. Kinard of the Lu
theran church and Rev. Kellar of the
Methodist church participating also
in the service. Sweet music was ren
dered by the choirs.
, During the day there were several
family gatherings and spend-the-day
parties, many of thexyoung people
who are at college or teaching coming
home for the occasion.
There were many parties of hunts
men out for the day.
In the afternoon a lively game of
football was played, between Aiken
and Johnston teams, and the score
stood 82 to 0 in- favor of the John
ston team. The star players were
Wheeler Rhoden, Davis Lewis, Char
lie Davis and Phil Waters.
Mr. Wheeler Rhoden entertained
the Aiken football team with a party
the evening they were here. The
young people all had a very happs*
Mr. Everet Herlong has been foe
a visit to the home folks.
Miss Bessie Bean, who teaches at
Batesburg and Miss Lottie Bean at
Williston and Miss Isabel Bean spent
the week-end here with their mother
Mrs. Bessie Bean.
Miss. Louise Perry of Greenville
is the guest of Miss Covington.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Yonce of Au
gusta were visitors here during
Thanksgiving. Mr.. Yonce was the
. clerk at ?the Albion hotel.
N Mrs. A. P. Lewis and Miss Marie
Lewis are at home from a visit to
relatives at Batesburg.
Miss Hortense Padgett spent *the
week-end "here with relatives.
itfr. William Bouknight has gone
to Rowesville, to attend the marriage
.Miss Annie 'Holmes Harrison"who'
is teaching music in the school at
Lydia, is at home for a short visit.
Mrs. Sullivan of Beaufort is the
guest . of Mrs.J .A. Dobey. She is
pleasantly remembered as Miss Sal
Miss Galbraith of Aiken, a former
teacher of the Johnston school, has
been visiting Miss Antoinette Denny.
Misses Mary Waters and Lucile
Woodward who are attending a bus
iness college in Augusta spent
Mr. and, Mrs. W. R. Hoyt have
moved from the Bland place at Mt.
Tabor and have rooms with Mrs.
Mrs. J. L. Walker entertained with
a beautiful dinner party on last
Monday in honor of her mother, Mrs.
M. E. Walker, the occasion being the
latter's birthday. Several friends and
relatives were invited and all this I
was a pleasant surprise. An elaborate
dinner was served, the table being
very attractive in all its appoint
Mrs. Leland Miller, returned last
Saturday to her home in Richmond
after a visit with relatives.
The younger set enjoyed a party
on Thursday evening given by Mr.
Rupert Sawyer. Games and other
pastimes occupied the 'time which
sped all too quickly.
Miss Pearl Rhoden of Columbia is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Asbell.
Sunday was Orphanage day at the
Baptist Sunday school, all contribu
tions of the classes going to aid Con
nie Maxwell orphanage. The day
proved a very rainy one,, so much so
that there was only one-third the
regular attendance, but the offering
amounted to $60.25. Next Sunday
all who were not present will be giv
ten the opportunity to contribute.
It is a great pleasure to everyone
to see Dr. S. G. Mobley out on the
street again after ? long period of a
shut in. He is quite hale and hearty.
Mrs. L. C| La/timer spent the week
end at Ridge with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Louise Hoyt who is ir. Colum
bia attending e business college, has
been home for a visit.
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended a State
Eoard meeting in Columbia on Sat
Mrs. and Mrs. H. C. Strother and
i children and Mr. and i Mrs. Wallace
Turner and Billie visited at Chappell
and Newberry last week.
Mr. F. L. Parker of South Caro
I lina University. spent Thanksgiving
here with the homefolks .
Mr. Will Sawyer had the misfor
tune to lose a tenant house one even
ing of the past week. One side of the
two room house was filled with farm
produce, belonging to the tenant
none of this being saved.
' The -fire company went to the
scene, but as the lot of Mr. .Sawyer
is out of the incorporate limits of
the town, the last water plug was of
too great a distance for the hose to
get any play on the fire, the stream
lacking several "yards of falling on
-The fire engine has at last arrived
and*the fire department is located in
the vacant store next to the Lutheran
church. A fire company was recently
organised and a great wave of relief
goes over the town, that it is equip
ped for fighting fire.
Miss Luelle Norris. of Columbia
has been for a short visit to the home
Miss Ella Jacobs entertained a'
large party, of friends on Friday
evening in compliment to Miss Louise
Perry of Greenville. Progressive rook
was the chief diversion, the score
cards and decorations pertaining to
the season. After the game, music
was enjoyed and a dainty sweet
course was served.
The League for the Improvement
of the school met Friday afternoon.
Mrs. E. R. Mobley conducted "the
meeting. The membership drive week
had been carried out and over 50
new members scured. Raising funds
was discussed and having a supper
and later a minstrel was planned for.
It is the wish of the league to com
plete and equip one of the basement
rooms - for the science department,
and if this meets with tfye wish of the
trustees, will have this for the first
1 Misses Clara, Maude and Gladys
Sawyer are at home from a visit to
The m?ny friends of Master Mar
ion Lott will regret to know that his
general cbondition has not been good
and Mr. and Mrs. Lott have been to
Atlanta with him for treatment, and
last week, Mrs. Lott went with him to
a special sanatorium in Richmond,
Va., hoping that he might be relieved.
It is the prayer of everyone that this
dear Jboy may be restored to health
and strength. 1
On Thanksgiving evening, Thurs
day, November 24, Miss Mary Marsh
entertained a number of her friends
at a party celebrating her fifteenth
birthday. The guests arrived at 8
o'clock and music was rendered until
the cards for progressive conversa
tion were distributed. Fifteen dates
of conversation were enjoyed by
those participating, during which a
flower contest was engaged in. De
lightful block cream and pound cake
were served by Misses Mary Cante
lou, Dorothy Marsh and Margaret
Lyon. ' .
The guests remained until after
eleven o'clock, having a general good
time and wishing Miss Marsh many
happy returns of the day. Many
pretty and useful gifts were present
ed to the charming hostess.
Farmers Should Attend.
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Division of the American
Cotton Association will be held in
Columbia Wednesday, November 7,
at noon in Craven Hall. Arrange
ments are being made to care for the
largest number of farmers that ever
gathered in Columbia. Edgefield
county should be represented by a
score or more of farmers. Every in
dividual who attends will not only
help along the cause but will be per
sonally benefitted. This is a time
when we are forced to get out'of the
old ruts and attending such gath
erings as this will help a farmer tc
catch a new vision. Surely Edgefield
county farmers will not have to be
urged to send a delegation to Colum
bia to this important meeting.
FOR SALE: One Barred Rod
cockerel and 15 pullets. Price reason
able. D. J. LaGRON'E.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Thanksgiving in Tonkawa.
This is Thanksgiving day and'-.tp
seventh that I have spent away from
Edgefield. For the last three years it
has been amid' snow, or ,at least$o
treme 'cold, but here the sun is shot
ing and the weather is very pleasant'.
The few trees have, lost their lea*
and stand like skeletons along;
There is nothing outside of in
est to see, but within there is tv
and qranberry sauce. I am going
dinner at the home of the newspa
man of Tonkawa, Mr. Whinnery;
that there will be a suggestio
I suppose this is a time to co
one's blessings. I am glad that I
a'live and breathing the dry, hea?
ful prairie air of Oklahoma. Half:; of
the exhiliaration in joy comes, any
way, from putting a pleasant iriter
pretation on things, so greatly dots
our imagination color or discolor
daily happenings .of our lives
On my way to the Thanksgivj
service at the Presbyterian churcl
passed an Indian man "and woman
riding in a Ford car. Indians ar? ?fK?|
to me an ordinary sight,
those were the first that I had ?
seen on Thanksgiving day, and;
brought back memories of the first
Thanksgiving that I had read aboti^
and what a part the redman played
in it. These two in the Ford probably
did not know what day this was, un
less the closed stores brought to mfhd
that this was a holiday.
Yesterday I went very hurrie??y
into a store to purchase someth8p?
and the otherwise available clerk Vjj?s
selling brilliant red cloth to two fat j
Indian women with shiny black hair
and faces at once smooth and expres
sionless. Two little Indian boys we're
with them talking to each other in
English. I was willing to wait while
these interesting creatures slowly
made their purchase. I had never had' j
such a really good opportunity toT
serve them before.
Last Sunday afternoon IdroveHo
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Indians along the way except some
driving or riding horseback.
The Osages are the richest In
dians in the world.on account of the
rich yield of oil on their land.
A short time ago I saw a specimen
with a face as really finely chiselled
as pictures show,*a tall picturesque
figure walking down the street, and
wearing a broad brimmed black hat
He looked the typical warrior. I nev
er cease to have a peculiar feeling of
curiosity and interest colored by my
admiration on seeing an Indian man
with long braids twisted with green
or orange, br an Indian squav; in a
fringed and beaded shawl.
U. P. S., Tonkawa, Okla.
November 24, 1921.
Beautiful Birthday Party.
Friday afternoon the beautiful
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lovick P.
Smith presented a lovely scene, the
occasion being the celebration of lit-,
tie Lovick's 8th birthday. The house,
piazzas and lawn literally swarmed
with children, there being more than
150 present. The entertainment for'
the little folk was planned on a
unique and very large scale, a real
carnival with confetti, booths, clowns
and other similar amusements being
arranged. The climax was reached
when eight hot air balloons was as
cended for the entertainment of the
merry makers, each balloo?, repre-]
senting a year of the little host*s age.
The time passed as rapidly by as if I
the little boys and girls were in a |
circus or carnival midway. The little
host and his parents left nothing un
dbne that would contribute in. any
way to the pleasure of the afternoon.
After all had grown weary with out
door sports of all kinds, ice cream
and cake were served. As the shad
ows lengthened the little guests relue- j
tantiy bade their host good-bye, many j
expressing the hope that there would
be annnual returns of this happy oc
The lucky number at the drawing
last Saturday was 752. The holder
will please call and get a Fisk inner
tube absolutely free'.
YONGE & MOONEY.
"Our Own Alf Taylor."
The only introduction given (
ernor A. A. Taylor by Commissu
Bass was: "I have- the honor to .
sent to you our own Alf Tayl
The applause lasted several minu
He\is what.I call a fine looking sp
men of humanity, bald head, lai
ing eyes, heavy set jaws and a v
mouth covered with smiles. I will
attempt to give his speech in full,
will give you the milk in the coe
nut. ' . ? .
He asked: "Is Johnny Bass in
house?" He was. Johnny was
nounced as one pf the governor's I
friends in the state. I looked for
of the boy scouts to come forwz
but when he came upon the rostr
he was a grizzled veteran of 80 yea
The governor then called up a :
low from Texas, and the fiddling t
came, forward. The governor took
his fiddle and led the orchestra, w
Johnny Bass, aged 80, playing
piano. The crowd went wild wi
the fiddlers started the program w
Dixie,' and the rebel yell was soui
ed through the tabernacle. Then f
lowed "Arkansas Traveler." I coi
hardly .keep my feet.. Then the chi
lain general asked the. audience
sing "I am Bound for the Promis
Land," and the entire crowd, old a
young joined in the singing, the lu
mony being perfect. Then I felt mc
like saying "Amen."
The governor then launched ir
his speech, which is in part as f
|tf"Tbe honor falls to me to wei cor
on behalf of Tennessee, the survi
mg soldiers of the Confederate an
ies, to this their annual reunion, a]
to thank those in charge for havii
?elected as the place of reunion, o
great industrial city of Chattanoog
thave heard it said all my life, th
Shere is nothing in ? name; a ro
any other name would smell
fWfiet;" it fis a proverb hoary wi
age, as old as the Prince of Poets, b
this proverb fails utterly when a
?E?d to "Dixie." I have thought o
ten that the "Rebel yell" and "Di
ieT were synonymous terms. Tl
song of "Dixie" inspired the boys
ijgge/th? rebel yell on the battlefield
tne-ham'e ? ?of-^ixte?* -Btrw^ke'j^aj
strings of historic memory and awa
ens, into life and action an ep
more thrilling than the Hliad of H
mer, an epic of men as knightly ?
Henry of Navarre; , of women i
beautiful of Helen of ancient Tro;
and as heroic of Joan of Arc; a ne
epic of battles as celebrated as Ma
athon or Thermopylae; of soldiers i
illustrious as Miltiades or Leonida
of statesmes as renowned "as Perich
or orators as brilliant and as powe
fui as Demosthenes; of poets s
sweet, as melodious and as passioi
ate as Sappho or Alcaus; as weil
and as tragic as Euriphiides. Tl
name of "Dixie" calls into being
new epic of success and failure; hoi
and despair; of victory and def ea
of prosperity and adversity; of lo\
and hate; of poetry, song and r<
manee; of valor and patience, an
dauntless courage in the face of ovei
whelming cataclysm. .
"I repeat again," said the goverr
or "that through tsuch vicissitudes n
.people in all history of the race hav
ever passed and risen so quickly froi
such depths of disaster to such a re;
toration of blighted, and now ruine
fortunes. I yield to no one in my lov
for "Dixie," because I yield to non
in my love for this great republi<
once divided and therefore weak
this foundation for the unity of th
sections was laid in the Spanish
American war, when the first blood
shed in the cause of humanity wa
the blood qf a son of "Dixie." Th
reconciliation became .universal am
complete when McKinley orderei
I head-stones at the expense of .e fed
[eral government to be placed at th
graves of the Confederate dead, as
signing as a reason that men wh<
were willing to die for what they be
lieved to be right were Americai
And now, how beautiful and pa
thetic is the closing paragraph of thi:
.He paused for ^ moment, it seem
ed to catch a flame of inspiration ii
his1 closing remarks, and he caught i
when he wished for some magi<
power that-he might "gather the ro
seate hues of the morning sunlighi
as it streams on tip toe on our moun
tain tops and gilds with golden glory
forest and leaf ano? flower. I woulc
1 . i . .
steal the deep blue of our autumn,
skies, the rich green of our fertile
meadows and the golden tints of our
ripening grain, and weave them into
garlands of forget-m?-nots and lay
them at your feet. I would gurner
the soft music of, our babbling
brooks, the joyous freshness of child
hood's happy laughter and the liquid
music that flows from the throats of
our song birds and would weave them
into a melody whose refrain would,
be welcome to Tennessee, welcome
to,the hearts and the homes of the
brave and the free."
The governor is a great man. He
left his frock of office at his home
and came to Chattanooga. He was
not stiff with starch and frippery;
just a man from spur to plume, a
heart and soul full of the milk of hu
man kindness, mother wit and sound
horse sense. In fact while we were
all there together, the governor was
[just one of the boys.
This is the end of the reunion at
I this historic city.
J. RUSSELL WEIGHT.
Long Branch Items.
The Long Branch school observed
Thursday and Friday as holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cullura and Miss
Ethel'Clark spent the day at Mr. L.
Salter's last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Derrick and
family spent Sunday with Mr. G.D.
Misses Evelyn and Loren* Scott
spent Monday with Mrs. Mattie Clax
ton. , j j
Some of the hunters had ii barbe
cue at Mr. J. T. Rhoden's hst Sat
Mr. Oscar Clark and family "dined
with Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Williams
Mr. Raymond Derrick of Lexington
spent the week-end at home.
Mrs. Lona Bruce of near Johnston
spent the week-end with hor moth
er, Mrs. Kate Clark.
.G. W. Scott and family dined with
Mr. Luther Yonce Sunday.
Miss Ellie Mae Herrin hau gone to
Millen, Ga., to visit her brother.
Grace anti Saline Clark spent the
week-end with Mr. Jim Sat ?her near I
visitors of Mr. M. C. Clarie Sunday.
Mrs. John Yonce and Mrs. Harry
Scott; spent last Thursday with Mrs.
G. W. Scott.
Mrs. L. C. Clark and Mrs. Thomas
Lybrand went to Ridge Spring last
Mrs. Seabelle Yonce gave a Thanks
giving dinner to the young folks.
Those present were Mrs. Mae Der
rick, Misses Farra and Azilee Salter,
Thelma, Pansy annd Merfie Derrick,
Evelyn and Lorene Scott, Ethel
Clark, Beatrice Rutland and Lizzie
Harvey and Messrs. Cecil and J. B.
Thompson, Fletcher Derrick, Wil
liam Ripley and Avery Salter.
Ruby and Mary Clark spent
Thanksgiving with Grace annd Saline
The junior B. Y. P. U. had *a very
nice time at ,the social at Philippi on
Miss Harvey spent last Wednesday
night at Mrs. G. D. Derrick's.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clark went on a
business trip to Augusta last Monday.
Misses Pansy Derrick and Lizzie
Harvey went to Saluda last Friday to
visit Mrs. J. W. Coleman and Miss
Cleo Attaway. . ,
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. dark celebrat
ed their golden wedding anniversary
on November 28. It was a very pleas
ant occasion. Mr. and M rs. Clark have
ten children and all wer? present, and
out of thirty-one grandchildren, 29
were present. The, sonu are: Messrs
J. A., J. C., W. S., W. H., Jr B., D.
W.f and Claud Clark. The daughters
are Mrs. Mike Hair, Mrs. Lonnie
Bruce and Mrs. J. H. Temples. Mrs.
Clark's mother, 88 years of age, was
present. Those present outside of the
family w?r?: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rho
den, Mr. and Mri E. R. Clark, Mr.
L. M. Clark and family, Mr. Lewis
Clark and family, Mr. and.Mrs. Jesse
Williams and son, Mr. E. H. Rhoden,
Mrs. Elizabeth Walton, Bev. G. M.
Sexton and family, Misses Frances
Pruitt, Lizzie Harvey and Alma Clark
and Mr. John, 0. Clarie
Read an article in this issue of
The Advertiser in which Mr. Henry
Ford emphasizes the use of modern
farm machinery, including tractors.
YONCE & MOONEY. 1
RED OAK GROVE.
Successful Missionary Meet
ing Saturday. Death of
Mrs. Lizzie Shelton
of Modoc. ,
The ^clement weather prevented
a large attendance at the divisional
meeting at ;Red Oak Grove last ?Sat
urday, but did not prevent a good,
service or a bountiful dinner.
Those attending' from Edgefield
were Mrs. Mamie Tillman, Mrs. J. Pi
Nixon, Rev. and Mrs. Allen and chil
dren, Miss Kellah Fair and Miss
Mrs. J. C. Bussey led the devotion
al, 'MT. Tillman offered prayer/ re
fnembering those Who -liad so faith
fully labored there, whose influence
yet is a benediction ?nd encourage
ment to us to strive to do His will. ..
Miss Kellah Fair brought a mes
sage to the society from Mrs. Mims,
who kindly remembered Mrs. Bus
sey in the wort? on this occasion.
The Y. W. A.'s of Red Oak Grove
rendered the outline of the year's
work for 1921-1922 by building the
"arch of triumph" which did theni
fair credit, after which Mrs. Tillman
explained so well and earnestly the
needs of each phase of the work that1
the girls had demonstrated. We feel
fortunate in. having Mrs. Tillman as
our Edgefield representative at Nash
ville last May, and, then to have her
bring it on to th,e remote corner, an
humble / country church, wher? the
message was so gladly received.
The morning hour-was closed with
a prayer by Brother Allen. After,
lunch the Sunbeam work was con
ducted by Mrs. Tillman, after our'
president reported on the work for
the absent churches as best she could.
Mrs. Tillman gave new plans and.
stressed the object lesson for the
Sunbeams by way* of Mission Study
classes, placing in the hands of the
leader '"Our World Family" the text
book for the Sunbeams, which' she -
purchasedj and will "soon have the^
children familiar with the good things,
it contains-for them.
It is with much regret that more
could not haye bee i present and
ton. It was full of^he^wm^g?speiP
truths as to our duty in carrying, out
the mission left with us to fulfill.
And last, but by no means least, x
was the lecture by Mrs. Allen on the
importance; of the R?yal Ambassa
dor work and its needs throughout,
the state. At present we understand
there are only a few in the associa
tion, but we feel sure there is dawn
ing a new day in. the Edgefield As- .
Our community was saddened on
la^t Saturday morning to learn of the
sudden death of Mrs. Lizzie Shelton,,
of Modoc. Mrs.. Shelton was a mem
ber of the Baptist church and for a
number of years an active worker of ,
the W. M. S. of Red Oak Grove,
where she resided, and during her -
residence here made many warm
friends. She* is survived Joy the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Tillman Howie
and Mr. John Shelton of Modoc, Mrs..
Press Stone of Red Hill and Mr^ Al
bert Shelton of Goldsboro, N. C., and
a number of grandchildren.
Rev. E. G. Kugley conducted the.
funeral services on Sunday. Notwith
standing the down pour of rain, there
ware a large attendance at the fu
neral, with many lovely floral offer
ings, . which attested the esteem of-'
this humble Christian woman.
To the bereaved ones we commend:
the grace of our Father above, for vie
know "He doeth all things well," and.
chasteneth those whom He loveth.
v Everybody has something to be;
thankful for, despite hard times.
Elbert Hubbard said, 'If you are irr:
pain, thank the Lord; it's a sign you*,
An Irish hod-carrier fell from a:
high' scaffolding and broke his leg:.
He was / heard to murmur amid'
groans, "Thank the Lord." One who
heard him asked, t ^"What are your
thanking the Lord for? Isn't your leg
"Yes," he replied : % "but my neck
isn't," and I'm thanking him. for
There is no better way to show
thankfulness than to give something:
to . God's little orphan children.*