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EDGEF?ELD, S. C.,
EDNESDAY, DECEMBER ?4, 1921
Union Service of Churches.
Mr. Lewis Married. Red .
Cross Seal Sale. Ex
citing Fox Chase. .
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended the
state Bapt?t convention which was
held last xqe?k in Greenville. Instead
of a regular sermon on Sunday morn
ing he gave a very interesting ac
count of the convention, dealing with
the chief points. A full account of
the convention which is published in
the Baptist Courier, cari -be obtained
for 25 cents. This was the Centen
nial Convention, and it was interest
ing to note that at the first , conven
tion, December 4, 1921, which 'was
held iri Columbia, of the thirteen del
egates present, two were from Edge
field county, Col. Blocker and John
There will be a union service of
the churches Wednesday evening,
this to be held in the Baptist church,
and at this time, there will" be a spe
cial program which will be relative to
tubercular work. A sp?cial speaker
has been invited for the evening,
On Wednesday evening, December
21st at the Baptist church, the Sun
beams, under the leadership of Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher, will give a Christraas
program which promises to.be a beau
tiful and impressive exercise.
So many letters a?e being found
addressed to "Santa, Claus" that the
/ postmaster tere has very thought
fully arranged a special post box at^
the office where these importent let
ters may be posted without delay, and
reach their dastination in ample time
for the requests to be granted, i
The announcement of the mamage
of Mr. Jefferson Lewis to Miss Stella
Buchanan, has been received here by1
^ relatives and friends.v The happy
event took place at the home cf :he
bride in San Francisco, Cal, Every
arc'wafted to'the young couple. Mr.
Lewis has been residing in San Fran
cisco for the past year, and his
friends hope that it will not be so
long before he will visit his home
town, bringing his young bride with
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and chil
dren have returned to Hartsville af
ter a visit in the home of Dr. S. G.
Mobley. Miss Sallie Carwile accom
panied them home.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis and Miss Marie
"Lewis have returned from a visit to'
the home of Dr. Price Timmerman, at
Miss Fannie Crumby, who is now
residing at Saluda, has come to spend
the next few weeks in the home of
-Mrs. Jesse Derrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Teague. Price of Au
gusta are guests in the home of the
latter's father, Mr. J. R. Hart.'
Mr. David Howard is having his
home remodeled and at an early date
contemplates opening up a boarding
The Angeline Bacon Chapter, C.
of C., met Saturday7 afternoon with
Misses Marion and Grace Turner,
there being a good attendance. Mrs.
John Wright is the director and Miss
Marion Turner is the president. An
instructive historical program is al
ways carried out which is a most ex
cellent way of impressing Confed
erate truths on the minds of the
Mrs. Turner was asked to tell some
thing of the state U. D. C. convention
that would be of interest to the chap
ter, Mrs. Rhame, the state director,
having made a fine - report at the
state convention. After the meeting
all enjoyed a social hour and hot
chocolate, fruit cake and wafers
Mrs. James White spent last week
at Leesville with her daughter, Mrs.
Miss Mary B. Poppenheim, of
Charleston, spent the week-end here
at- the home of her cousin, Mr. Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright and
Miss Florence Wright went to Green
wood Thursday for a short visit in
the home of Mr. Cartledge and also
to see General Foch.
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson has return
ed from Columbia where she has
been visiting the families of her sons,
Messrs, George and Watson Nicker
Mr. Pilcher of Augusta has been
for a'visit in the home of Mr. W. J
On last Thursday evening thos
that' like a good chase, accornpanie
by, the bay cf the hound, had th:
pleasure. A large fqx was turne
loose and given' One naif an hour'
start and then the hounds given th
trail. In ,the parlance of the huntei
the chase was a fine one, but did nc
last over an hour or more. Thos
who had the dead fox thoughtlessl
brought it on through town and stra
dogs, struck the trail and made th
town lively with barking. Other dog
joined in, so all that did not have th
benefit of the chase had the enjoy
ment of the sound of one.
?}.3?r. Mark Toney has been for ji
visit to Columbia.
Miss Clara Sawyer spent the week
end, at Batesburg with Mrs. Isaa
Mrs. Joe Cox entertained'v th
Bridge club in a most enjoyable man
ner on Thursday afternoon, and six
teerc members made merry a ver:
congenial party. The highest scor<
was made by Miss Frances .Turnei
who was presented with a daintilj
embroidered ?able set. ? deliciou!
salad course was served.
Miss Mary Lewis visit?d in th?
home of her aunt, Mrs. Willie Tomp
kins during the past week'.
A booth for 'the sale of the Bec
Cross seals" is to be arranged during
this w.eek, and the proceeds will be
used to aid in the fight - against, tu
Mrs.? Lillie jtndrews, who has been
quite sick, is now able to be up again.
! 'The "Watson-johnson" basketball
team had a game Friday afternoon.
[The score was 14,to 13 in favor of
the' Johnson, team. Both teams are
local jComposed of two sections of
, Johnston high school team and
Ridge Spring high school team had
a ^ game -here during the past week.
Johnston and Aiken teams, will
play at Aiken Friday afternoon of
Delightful U. D. C. Meeting.
Tt?e Edgefield chapter, U. D. C.
was delightfully entertained by Mrs.
P. P. Blalock, Sr., on Tuesday after
noon, December 13th, at 3 o'clock
with the president, Mrs. J. M. Wright
in the chair. The principal features
of the session . were the reports of
the State convention recently held in
Batesburg. These were made by Mrs.
P. M. Feltham and Mrs. A. A. Wood
son, Mrs. Feltham telling of the so
cial side of the convention and Mrs.
Woodson bringing the message to the
chapter of the work to be carried on
next year: She stressed the work pf
the Historical committee, and men
tion was. made of the beautiful cup
to be given by Mrs. St. J. Allison
Lawton^the retiring State president,
to the chapter doing the greatest
amount of historical work in the di
vision. This chapter made a unani
mous determination to work to get
this cup for Edgefield. Mrs. Feltham
mentioned the prize offered by Mrs.
Woodson for the Edgefield chapter
to the daughter of the division send
ing in the best poem during the year.
The chapter bestowed another honor
on Mrs. Woodson by calling this prize
for her mother-the "Sue M. Abney"
Mrs. Woodson made, the suggestion
to the chapter that as. they did such
beautiful things beautifully, that
they do one more beautiful thing and
make the three former presidents of
the chapter who were charter mem
bers, honorary presidents for life.
These three women are Mrs. N. G.
Evans, Mrs. J. D. Holstein and Mrs.
Robt. A. Marsh. This suggestion was
put in form of a motion by Mrs. Fel
tham and carried.
During the historical session, which
finished up the year's study of Con
federate Heroes, a, paper was read
by the historian on John H. Morgan,
and a sketch of Morgan's Raid was
. Mr. Blalock delighted the chapter
with an instrumental selection of
Mrs.. Blalock served a delicious sal
ad course^ assisted by Mrs*. P. P. Bla
lock, Jr., and Mrs. J. G. Edwards.
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. R. C. Padgett in January. , '
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Miss Florence.Mims Writ?s|?
Famous "Runs" and "Dugr?
Outs" of Oklahoma. M
Dear Advertiser : , --/a?
The most pleasing' mtroducti?rol
have ever had was on a day earojm
September when President Caldw?l
introduced the faculty of the U.niva;
sity Preparatory School, calling each
state by tue name which each facul
ty member represented, and mine??e
called "the grand old state pf Soffit
Carolina."^; could feel the bloods
the Secessionists flowing more rap
idly through my veins and anyoie
rightly interepreting the pridejaf
state in my face would have known
from that alone, that I was a Souifi
As I have told you before, the
lahoma state capitol stands some d
tance from the city outskirts
corn field and there is nothing so
void of sentiment as a cornfield.
Oklahoma is like a growing c
and its toys are the oil wells. C$ie
hears every few days, "AnptHejfjBjl
well 'came in' today." To "bringt
an oil . well is news that makes f
for many conversations.
Over-night men become immeni
wealthy, and the blue jeans of sc
of the unshaved farmers bear
curifa?s that would not be insigi
cant on Well Street
X.-have had the good fortune to
over many parts of Oklahoma !
through many towns, but I have'
to find'any two that look diffenfit
Each is an exact replica .of its rapt
county neighbor, filled with bi
lows. This I can say, however,
the roads connecting .these towns gre
vastly better than most I have seen
in South Carolina. The roads
paved for two miles out of the near
est town east, of here, Blackwell. |
A new town always has the* evi
dently necessary things, modern. lux
uries, good school buildings, good
roads, rather good shops; .but a thou?
tions upon generations to come.
Culture does not spread from
South Carolina to Oklahoma with
anything like the rapidity with which
the boll weevil traveled from Texas,
eastward. Neither have people given
the spread of culture the study that
they have given the barring of the
boll weevil. .We are ever ready t\> bat
tle for the things that will help or
hurt us financially and materially.
. The west does not seek our finer
civilization'because it does not know
that it lacks it.
In all the American history I have
ever heard or read, there is little
more interesting to me than this : Six
counties in Southern Oklahoma, Lo
gan, Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Cleve
land, Canadian and Payne counties,
which had never been given to the
Indians were opened up for settle
ment by whites at 12 o'clock the
22nd of April in 1889.
Any people who desired made "the
run" into these counties. The land
was staked off into homesteads, and
the first person arriving at any given
share, afoot or on horseback, or in
wagons, had the sole ownership there
This race, so to speak, starting at
12 o'clock was known as "the run."
The history professor at the Univer
sity Preparatory school was telling
me the other day how his people had
taken part in the famous "run."
The most interesting part of my
story is yet to come. On arriving at
their given farms, some distance
from civilization, how do you suppose
they lived? Dugouts were made in
the ground, like the cave man built
in the Stone'Age, and there they lived
with a covering over this ground
dwelling. Remains of these dug-outs
are still to be seen.
So instead of cutting down trees
and clearing the forests, for there
were no forests, these sturdy farmers
went to work to till the prairie soil,
to raise wheat and cotton and corn,
and thus did the early days of Ok
December 8, 1921.
Owing to contemplated changes in
our business, we request and urge
that all persons having accounts
against us will present them for pay
ment by December 27.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Economy Home, an Institution
for Orphan Children.
There are 482 motherless, home
less children seeking admission to
the Economy Home, located at King's
Creek, S. C.
What will bring you more real joy
on Christmas morning than the
thought that you have assisted in pro
viding for them a home where they
will be cared for by loving, skilled
hands, provided with nourishing food,
warm clothes and Christian training?
. The ? Economy Home is chartered
and licensed by the State of South
Carolina. J. N. Nesbit, M. D.,' of Gaff
ney, S. C., is president. It is on the
southeast side of King's Mountain
battleground, two miles- of King's
Creek Station on the Southern Rail
way on the backbone of a beautiful
high ridge, at one of the finest miner
al springs in the state, formerly
known as Piedmont Springs.
We have 50 children and 482 ap
plicants. "Please take care of my ba
bies" is the dying request of a poor
mother contained in a letter which
now lies on our desk. The last thought
of every dying mother is of her ba
bies. Many of them know that there
are loving, tender hands' to car? for
their children, but oh! the" anguish
of those who. have not this consola
tion as they, lay on their death beds.
Would that we had a thousand
tongues that we might tell you in
thundreing tones the appeal of these
dying mothers: "Save my babies,
please." " . -
We lay the appeals of these child
ren at the door of your conscience.
If you can hear their cries and help
them they will rise up and call you
blessed not only while you liye but
after you are gone.
The following letter shows that
Governor Cooper endorses the! work'
of the Economy Home:
To The Executive Board, .
I am glad to state that according
to the information I have, your in
stitution is/doing good work, and
merits enlarged support from the
public. The State Board of Public
Welfare, after making a thorough
examination of Economy Home, in
forms me that your superintendent
is conducting a worthy institution
and conducting it well. I trust thal
you will be successful in your efforts
to raise money, and thus pay off the
debts and also enlarge the service
which the Economy Home is now ren
dering motherless children.
(Signed) R. A. COOPER,
Send your contributions to the
Economy Home, Campaign Head
quarters No. 5 Liberty Bank Annex.
Columbia, S. C.
Death of Mr. J. O. Seigler.
After a period of ill health ex
tending over more than a year, Mr.
J. 0. Seigler breathed his last at his
home Friday morning about five
o'clock. During the many weary
months of declining health he was a
great sufferer but everything that
could be done to allay his suffering
and make him comfortable was done.
He w,as born and reared in the com
munity in which he died, being a de
scendant of one of Edgefield's oldest
families. Mr... Seigler was twice mar
ried and the children of his first
marriage who survive him are Mrs.
S. M. Cheatham,* Mrs. John Talbert
and Mrs. Smith"*of near McRea, Ga.
Mr. Seigler was in his 73rd year at
the time of his death and his friends,
both young and old, will miss him in
the community .where he has resided
so long. The funeral was conducted
Friday afternoon at Rehoboth church
by Rev. Mr. Kugley, the pastor of the
church, and the interment took place
in the family square in the Rehoboth
My mind is so often refreshed
when I get the dear old Advertiser
once a week of the interest I have
in the old home state and the home
of my childhood and the many rela
tives and friends that I still have
there, all of which constrains me to
attempt to write a script occasional
ly for the columns of your paper,
which I call the best county paper 1
Since my trip there last \" year I
have enjoyed the best of health!, reas
onably active, can go upon the house
top and do a good day's work, at the
age of seventy two last birthday, for
which I am due thanks, not only
every Thanksgiving day, but every
This section of the state made
reasonably good crops this year. We
don't have the boll weevil to contend
with here and are very hopeful,'and
such a thing > as fertilizing ' is un
known. My son farmed on my place
and his near by this year, hired one,
man and made 18 bales of cotton and
a good crop feed of covers. This is
no big farming but it will sound good
to s?me people. I want it understood
that boosting anything is out of my
line, but I candidly think this a -good
country. One important feature here
is we have but few negroes to con
tend with and hope we never will, for
as I see it they are a curse to any
country and ought, to be colonized.
I now close with love and good
wishes to all the dear ones there to
gether with all the readers of your
E. M. McCRELESS,
Route 2, Box 79.
Crowned With Deserving
Edgefield leads in many ways and
in m?ny things. We believe that Edge
field is second to no town in the tal
ent or special gifts* of many of its
people. Whenever an entertainment
is to be staged, it matters not what
the character, there can always be
found local talent to fill every place.
Edgefield has many musicians, pos
sessing both vocal and instrumental
talent, and too, in .thejr g?ftf as ac
tors and actresses Edgefield occupies
no second place. In the minstrel
which, was recently given in the Op
idence of this superior talent. Ex
pressions from those who attended
wer? exceedingly complimentary, de
servedly so, too. Their entertainment
attracted probably the largest audi
ence ever seen in the Opera House.
Encouraged by their splendid success
here, the young men gave their en
tertainment in McCormick last night
and were equally as successful there
as , in Edgefield. The receipts last
night amounted to $167. The young
men were charmed with their recep
tion by the good people of McCor
mick. They were treated to an elab
orate supper free and are loud in
their praises of the lavish hospitality
of the McCormick people.
Farmers Curing Potatoes.
While in Edgefield several days
ago Mr. E. L. Yonce told us that a
considerable number of farmers in
his section grew sweet potatoes this
year and are storing them in the po- ;
tato warehouse in Johnston, which
was ei-ected by a stock company com
posed largely of farmers. Mr. Yonce
stated that in car lots sweet potatoes
can be sold now at $1.25 per bushel
which, after deducting the cost of
crates and cost of curing, will leave
the growers a good profit. We see no
reason why sweet potatoes can not
be substituted for cotton as a money
crop in South Carolina.
The Large Lake Farm.
We publish this week a very inter
?sting article descriptive of the large
farm of Mr. Henry Lake at Kath
wood, near the Savannah river in Ai
ken county, written by Mr. N. L. Wil
lett. Mr. John M. Mays recently visit
ed this ideal farm and told us of some
of the interesting details omitted
from Mr. Willett's article. Mr. Lake
has two other Edgefield young men,
Mr. John Hill and Mr. Hammond Car
michael, who assist him. You will
find Mr. Willett's article in this issue
At their regular meeting Monday
night i the members of Concordia
Lodge, A. F. M., elected the following
officers to serve for the ensuing year:
W. A. Collett, W. M.; D. J. LaGronu,
S. W.; J. S. Byrd, J. W.; W. H. Shep
pard, Treas.; J.' O Sheppard, Sec.;
J. H. 'Tompkins, SI D.; J. W. Stew
art, J. D.; W. E. Ouzts and W. S.
Bbykin, Stewards; J. W. Reece, Tiler.
RED OAK GROVE.
Supervisor's Good Roads. Con?
solidation of Schools. Form.
- Last Sunday reminded us of early
spring. Even the flowers responded,
with the little birds to the lovely sun
Large attendance at Flat Rock
Sunday school. Many little chfldreir
and young folks, besides the older
ones, took advantage of the lovely
Had it not been for, our road px
pervisor, Mr. Edmonds coming over
and improving the roads, we west
siders would have had to go in win
ter quarters ere this. It is almost like
town or city over here now, com
pared to the old custom, at this sea
son of the winter, and we speak of
this from a feeling of appreciation.
We hope yet, to see several of Hie
small schools consolidate, also the
churches come together and form
pastorates, thereby .laving preaching:
services every. Sunday, all being en
couraged by the good roads system,
as that is the most disadvantage we
see in the way, unless it is the habit
we Southern folk haye of hanging to> :
the old custom qf things. Let's try a.
bigger way of doing things.
Life in the country or wherever
we are, is just what we make it We
should work six days in the week
wherever we are and give the Lord,
the Sabbath, and if we do that con
scientiously He will surely be near
us all through the week too. And to?
spend Sunday happy and hallow the
day, we must live straight all the
week, for the Lord does not ( appre
ciate or promise to love and protect
those Sunday Christians. .
We are a great admirer of Dorothy
Dix . and read all her articles. She
?ays daily living,makes the character.
. We enjoy the letters sent from a
distance by our Edgefield -folks, and
tion in an intellectual way/We are
proud of the past record.'
The young folks have on a Christ
mas pageant for Friday 'afternoon,
at Flat Rock before}. Christmas eve.
Miss Cornelia Bussey has charge of:
Mrs. Mamie Steif el and the Misses
Steif el of Steif eltown, S. C., will be
among the holiday, visitors and wiiL
be the guests of Mrs. J. ?. Bussey
and Mrs. T. W. Lamb.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ramsey of
Springfield, Ga., were the guests of
the latter's sister, Mrs. George Hus
sey, last wek..
Miss Mildred Bussey spent last
Tuesday with Miss Kathleen Ken
Mrs. Foster Morgan is visiting her
father, Mr. Charlie Parkman this
Mrs. Jessie Bailey has been on the;
sick list but is improving now.
Mr. and Mrs Pickens Bai.ey are
receiving many hearty congratu.a
tions over the arrival of the.r l?tele
grand daughters, Misses Bailey and.
McDaniel at Modo'c. Best w.shes ta
the happy parents.
May we think well how w z shall
spend our holidays, which are .a ?if:
approaching now. Many older heads,
remark that they have ?never ...
perience like unto the" present ;
ditions, so do we not need to sot .d
the time thoughtfully?
Modoc, S. C.
Special Services at the
There will be services at
tist church Friday and
nights, December 16th am
7:30 o'clock. The services v.
voted to the presentation a:
sion of the doctrine of
Stewardsship. Bro. G. C. Ef
engaged in this work undei
tist Genera^ Board will s;
pastor hopes that all our p
attend these services and
-message our consecratec
brings. Everybody cordial
to join with us in these sei
See William Farnum
Greatest Sacrifice" to be s
Edgefield Theatre Friday i
cember 16.-Adv. ^ '
A beautiful line of Chri
New Year cards, Place ci