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"m EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4,1922 47
VOL. OD -:-f . _
Beautiful Christmas Services
Held in all Churches. Mar
riage of Miss Mamie
Christmas day coming on Sunday
most beautiful and appropriate services
were bad at all the churches, and sweet
Christmas anthems were sung. At
each Sunday school there was an un
usually large attendance, this being
especially noted among the little folks.
The teacbers of the first and second
grades had beautiful little Christmas
trees in the class rooms, with a gift for
each scholar, and these the children all
enjoyed greatly. The teachers' hearts
were made full by many of the little
ones having come with the choice ap
ple or orange, from its stocking, that
teacher might sh ire the joy of Santa
Special Christmas night services were
During the week there was the usual
round of dinings for the day, "and par
ties at night, and so the Christmas
week passed wi;h pleasure, joy and
happiness for each one. 4
The last night of the old year,
"Watch Night," was observed at the
Methodist church, and many met. also
of other denominations, to watch the i
old year out and the new year in. The 1
services were conducted by Rev. Kel
lar, the pastor. ]
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and Marion ?
Lott spent the Christmas season here j
in the home of Mr. J. C. Lewis. Mrs.
Lott and Marion came here directly .
from Washington, D. C., where Marion
was under treatment at a hospital.
Every one was delighted to find Marion
.looking as well, and so bright and
cheerful, after all his long stay at the j
hospital. The prayers and best wishes"
of every one are for this dear boy's ^
restoration to health. j j
The l ittle daughter of Prof. and Mrs.
W. C. Compton has been critically ill ^
with typhoid fever for the past two ^
. weeks, a trained nurse having been j
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Mrs. Frank Landrum and children of
Florence are guests of relatives. j
Miss Mamie Broadwater and Mr. ]
Maxcy Hey ward Stewart were married
during the holidays, and the event was c
a beautiful and solemn one. The bride, 1
as Miss Broadwater, was a young wo- 1
man of many beautiful traits of char
acter, 'and was beloved by all who .
knew her, and it is regretted that by ,
her marriage she will now reside else
where. Mr. Stewart is a young man j
of fine business qualities, and is to be
congratulated on winning this fair (
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bradfield have j
been visiting in Charlotte, N. C., in the
home of the former's mother, and on ,
their return Mrs. Bradfield stopped
over in Hartsville for a visit to her j
cousin, Mrs. Eugene McAlpine.
Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta spent ,
the holidays here in the homes of his ^
Mr. J. B. Ferris of Columbia spent ,
the past week here with friends.
Mr. David Outzs of Rock Hill was a
welcome visitor here during the holi- ,
Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Woodward and
children have guests in the home of > .
.Mr. Clarence Woodward. ^
Mrs. Carl Richards of Ohio is visit
ing her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. F. j
Guests during the past week of Mrs.
Joe Cox were her sister, Mrs. Hames
of Jonesville, and her brother, Mr. j
Yeomans of Fairfax. ,
Dr. Victor Seigler of Florida was
here last week for his annual visit to ^
home folks and other relatives.
Ray Crouch of the Navy has been '
visiting his aunt, Mrs. L W. Pender, j
Mr. Everett Herlong spent the past ]
week here in the home of his father,
Mr. Toi. Herlong. (
Mrs. Charles E. Early was buried on i
Christmas day at three o'clock at Har- '
mony cemetery. The announcement of
her death here brought keen sorrow, i
for none knew her but to love her.
Her death occurred at the University i
Hospital, where she had been for two
weeks. Since last August she has been I
unon a bed of sickness, and all efforts 1
were resorted to to save her life. She
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will ,
Satcher, and was reared near where .
her body was laid to rest After her
marriage she made her home in Flor- I
ence, and upon her parents going to 1
North Augusta, she and her husband
decided to reside there too. Besides 1
her husband three little children are
left, her mother' and two ?isters, Miss1
Ida Satcher and Mrs. Auburn Moye
and three brothers, Messrs. Jame
Ernest and Grady Satcher. Mrs. Ear
was a woman beautiful in face ai
heart, and by^ her cordial manner mai
friends of every one. She was a tn
christian, being a member of the Met]
odist church. Beautiful services wei
conducted by Rev. David, Kellar, ar
the body .was then laid to rest beneal
a mound of flowers, which were tokei
of the love and sympathy of friend
Dr. Claud Larimer of Charlestc
spent a part of the holidays here wit
his mother, Mrs. Susie Latimer. H
many friends were delighted to see hil
Mr. Horace Black of Atlanta spent
part of the holidays here with relative!
Mr. John Bush died at his home nen
here on December 24, and although h
was in failing health his death was
shock to all. His familiar figure abpu
on the street will be missed greatlj
He was a good man, and leaves man
friends and relatives to mourn him
The burial took place on Christma
day, in the afternoon at Mt Cavalr
Mrs. Ara Cain of Dalls-s, Texas, ha
been spending a few days here wit!
Miss Sue Sloan. Mrs. Cain is a nieci
af the late Mr. G. P. Cobb..
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Jones and fam
ily will move to Eastern Johnston dur
ing the coming week, and will occupy
the place known as the Moffett house
Misses Florence Wright and Maru
Lewis and Mrs. Ben Wright are ai
iome from a visit to Mrs. Robert Cart
edge at Greenwood.
Mrs. Paul Perry and children oi
Blair, S. C., are guests of Mrs. Alice
Mr. Frank Suber, who has beer
mending awhile in Jonesville with his
laughter, has returned to his home
1?re. ' ^ .. . * . -
Miss Ella Mobley pf Columbia spent
Christmas week here with her sister,
Miss Lillian' Mobley.
Mr. Ben Wright who holds a posi
non in Florida, spent^last week here
vith his family. It'rs. probable that
:hey will join him in Florida later on,
int??kc their- home ta?ivtV -
Rev. Magdon of Good Hope church
las been for a short visit to Mr. B. L.
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese and her
laughter, Miss Martha Reese of Co
umbia, have been visiting Mrs. T. R.
Denny and Mrs. Georgia Turner.
Mr. James Cullum of Ashevile spent
i few days of Christmas week here
with his little daughter, Ann.
Mr. Thomas Stevens of Florida is at
iome for a visit.
Mr. Fred Parker, Jr., spent the holi
lays here at his home, and on several
>ccasions his beautiful music was great
y enjoyed and appreciated.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn have been
visiting at Walhalla.
Miss Hortense Padgett of Edgefield
las been the guest of relatives.
Miss Florence Wright entertained
?vith a beautiful Christmas party on
che evening of the 27th. Bridge was
mjoyed, and later a dainty salad course
?vas served. '
Miss Frances Lott gave a very pleas
ant party on Wednesday, and all the
pung folks had a good time.
Miss Eloise Sawyer entertained with
i progressive conversation party on
Thursday evening, and this proved a
most deliehtful affair to each one.
Miss Mary Walker was hostess for a
most enjoyable party on Friday eve
ning, and much happiness and good
Misses Thelma Milford and Emma
Ready will return to Winthrop college
Miss Marguerite Simmons of War:
renville has been visiting friends.
Misses Mary Waters and Lucile
Woodward, who have been taking bus
iness courses at Augusta and Columbia,
have each completed the course.
Mr's. Leora Simmons, matron bf Cok
er college, spent the holidays here in
the home of her brother, Mr. M. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Herlong have
returned from a visit to Saluda.
Miss Amelie Thacker of St. Mathews
is the guest of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh are in
Gainesville, Fla., the guest of the lat
ter's mother, Mrs. C. E. Pedrick.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mobley and Mr.
Jule Mobley will leave this week for
Auburndal?, Fla., to spend the winter.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer went to Columbia
last Monday to attend the funeral of
ber cousin, Miss Annie Bonham.
Mr. and Mrs. Heber Ballentine have
been visiting in Lexington.
Mr. Clarence Jacobs of New York is
the guest of his mother, Mrs. Mettie
What Did Lequinio Kerblay
Do in Edgefield?
Have you ever heard anything;
about a man named Lequinio Ker
blay who made 'Edgefield his home
Some time ago Prof. Yates Snow
den asked me if I knew any person
by that name or had ever heard any,
thing about him. I was forced to tell
him that I had never heard of? hint
Prof. Snowden then showed me,i
two volumes of letters, "Letters fronu
Geneva and France," by the Hon:;
Fiancis Kinlock of South Carolina;
written in 1803-05 and published^
anonymously, in Boston in two vol?,
umes in 1819.
Lequinio Kerblay was a French
man of importance;, he was the au
thor of two books and had particip?t^
ed in the French Revolution. "He-;
had taken an active and indeed a fe-^
rocious part in the revolutionary war ;
of France and will probably be hand^J'
ed down to posterity in no very ami-, 1
able light." '
Francis Kinlock met Kerblay whiled ?
the latter was a commercial repre-: ?
sentative of France in this country.'f
When he made his visit to Frarifc?
Kerblay gave him letters to his
In one of his letters he tells of the ! <
country through which he was thetf^i
"Poligmy, which is the last town' i
the traveller passes through on his i
way to Dijon is at the termination of
the mountainous part of Jura.
Of this country, its lakes and
mountains, its streams and its towns,-:
castles and ancient convents and ail
that .can engage the attention of the
natural philosopher and the agricul
turist, Mr. Lequinio, whose hame I,
have frequently mentioned to you,
has composed two interesting vol-:
umes'; and it were to be wished that
his talents of observation"; could now
be as well directed to the;neighbor
hood j of Edgefield Court House,
where he has found repose,.after the j I
tum"Its of a Hfp ione:.a/ritat.o<l by tb, .;
storms and horrors of the French j i
Did the natural beauty of Edge
field inspire Lequinio Kerblay to
write another book?
Did his power of personality make
such an impression upon Edgefield
that his memory has survived to this
Columbia, S. C.
Mr. Alford's Corn Mill Ready.
In this issue Mr. J. G. Alford has
announced to the public that he is
ready with his modern corn mill of
the old fashioned type, and will be
glad to have those wishing to eat
some good bread once more come to
see him with their corn
There is no better mill made than
the one installed by Br. Alford and
no better man could have been em
ployed to install same than Mr. G. D.
Mims, whom Mi'. Alford has had to
do the work.
We can see no reason why a mill
such as Mr. Alford has installed
should not do well and draw custom
ers from far and near as it should
The capacity of the mill will be
15 to 20 bushels of good meal per
hour which insures prompt service to
his customers. He is also making it
convenient for those who may not be
able to get to the mill on grinding
days, by keeping an amount, of good
meal on hand to be exchanged for
We predict that this mill will be a
great help to those who want good
meal and to those who have corn for
sale, as Mr. Alford is now in the mar
ket for several hundred bushels of
good, sound corn.
Concordia Lodge No. 50, A. F. M.,
will meet in regular communication
Friday, January 6, at 8 p. m. A full
attendance is desired. Refreshments
will be served.
WANTED: Representative for fast
selling line of Auto Accessories. Mo
tion Picture for advertising furnish
ed. $350.00 up per. month. Box 275,
St. Joseph, Mich.
Miss Minnie Rutland of Batesburg
spent the past week here with rela
Misses Edith Jones and Helen Yonce
are at home from a visit to Miss Cor
nelia Webb at Trenton.
Miss Mary Gaines Writes
- Christmas in Boise, Idaho
. Merry Christmas and Happy ?
Year! The West sends Christi
greetings to the East.
' As we opened our eyes this mc
ing we gazed upon a white and sn
covered world. We are reminded
Lowell's "First Snowfall" everywh
we look. The roofs are covered to
"carrara," and every twig "wears
mine too dear for an earl." You "\
be surprised when I tell you that t
is Boise's first snow-fall. Most peo
think that we have very cold wea
er here, but our winters are very
tie colder than they are there. C
deepest snow last winter was ab<
four inches, and the ice on the por
was froken hard enough for skati
for a period of about two weeks on
The first week I landed here I h
a letter from home with this s(
tence in it: "Oh, how I hate to thi
of your being so far away; way o
there in that cold region." The ne
Sunday the temperature was 1
Fahr., in the shade. Feature that!
iidn't start out to writs about t
Everywhere over the city this we
?ve have been seeing Christmas tre
)f fir and balsam that were shippi
ri . from the North, or brought dov
from a distance of twenty miles
nore back in the hills."There are i
latural trees .in and around Bois
Che foot-hills lying north and sou
lust back of the city are bare of ar
vegetation on account of the dryne
rf the climate. In the spring of tl
?fears for a short time only, after tl
pinter snows, the hills are cover?
Wth fine, short grass. All sumnu
o'ng we have scarcely any rain, s
;He life of this verdure is short-livei
Che snows of the winter furnish ws
trefor farming; this water is stowe
ip in ' the irrigation ditches and :
lood?d over the ground as the croj.
lern?nd, it during summer, month:
.n my next letter I will write mox
Retail of thc crops and the far rr
Now, I want to tell you about th
Uhristmas activities for the boys her
it the barracks. Many of the organ
sations and private families of th
?ity join in on special occasions wit
ippropriate and significant gifts o
entertainments. At the hospital w
lave a Red Cross and K. C. Severa
adies of the city give, gratis, almos
ill of their time to the Red Cros
vork; helping the boys get their com
p?nsation straightened out; provid
ng flowers for the wards and indi
riduals who are very sick, or hav
mdergone an operation; providinj
entertainments and serving refresh
nents and ' doing innumerable unre
lorded kindnesses. The K. C. secre
:ary and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mur
:ay live at the K. C. hut and give al
)f their time to1 the work. There is i
ivekly movie here and the Communi
ty Hall at the Hut is used by variou:
organizations for dances and othe]
This' year the Red Cross is fixing
Dhristnias trees for the boys in ead
svard. A prize was offered to th(
.vard - furnishing the best ideas foi
iecorations, ' gifts and entertain
ment, and in this way there were
nany helpful suggestions. Besides
?his the members of the Junior Red
Dross are giving a little play in the
lall and "open house" will *be ob
served all day Sunday and refresh
ments will be served by the ladies.
3n Monday night the Royal Neigh
bors gave an entertainment and
iance in the K. C. Hut. Prizes of
glasses of home-made jelly were'giv
en the winners in a blind-fold pop
:orn-eating contest-two boys were
slind-folded and each had to fqed
she other popcorn with a spoon; to
;he lucky one of four who first emp
ted the milk from a nursing bottle,
'baby style;" and to the winner in an
ill-fours race. The barracks has its
)wn orchestra to furnish music for
lancing and movies. To-night the
nen are invited, as guests of the
Elks, to a dance in the beautiful hall
n town. There are many good dan
ers among the boys> and when not
jn crutches, in bed, or done up in a
plaster caste, they enjoy dancing.
This is not only true of tne men at
the hospital, but of Boise, and the
?vho?e West, I think. Everyone dances
regardless of age, religion, "race,
:olor, or previous condition of ser
vitude;" not all at one place or time,
Next Thursday the K. C. secretary,
assisted by the Catholic Women's
League, will give the regular Christ
mas entertainment and have a tree
in the Community Hall. These affairs,
are always large, well attended, and
all the guests are well-fed and re
Many of the patients and some of
the personnel have gone home, or
have taken trips for a 15-day period
during the holidays. The teachers of
the Vocational School, also rate this
amount of leave, and begin work
again January 3.
MARY J. GAINES.
U. S. P. H! S. H. NO. 52.
December 23, 1921.
Important Mass Meeting of'
A mass meeting of farmers has
been called for Monday morning, Jan
uary 9, at eleven o'clock in the Court
House to consider some of the prob
lems whicli confront farmers at this,
time such as what crops shall be
planted as substitutes for cotton and
also to discuss the question of mar
keting. This will be one of the most
important meetings of farmers ever
held in the county and there should
be at least 500 farmers present. Mr.
George T. Barnes of Clemson Col
lege who is in charge of the co-oper
ative marketing of cotton will be
present among others. Tell your
friends about this meeking and do not
let the roads, weather or anything
else keep you away, if you are a far
mer. All business men are invited
and urged to attend.
Almost before the old year passed
out the political pot began to smimer
in Edgefield county". It is probable
that more ' inf?rjest will be centered
about the race for. clerk of court
than any other in the campaign next
su ramer, .-AJreVdy Mr.. Paul,. (J ogburn.
Mr.? Luke May and . Mr Jeff Wright
have stated positively that they will
be in the race for this office. The
names of Mr. W. B. Posey, Mr. S. A.
Brunson and Mr. W. G. Ousts have
also been mentioned as possible can
didates. It is probable too, that there
will yet be others. Mr. C. T. Burnett
has stated positively that he will be
a candidate for the House of Repre
Friday night, January 1.3, an oys
ter supper will be given at the home
of Mr. Julian Wash. The proceeds
will be used to purchase an organ for
thc Sunday school which has just
been organized at Beaver Dam school
house and also for the benefit of the
school. This is a very worthy cause
and we trust that the oyster supper
will be generuosly patronized to the
end that sufficient funds will be pro
vided to meet the needs of the school
and Sunday school.
One-Third Taxes Collected.
County Treasurer J. L. Prince
states that up to January 1 he has
collected about $73,000 of the $222,
000 on the tax books, which is about
one-third. It was difficult for the first
third to pay and it will be still more
difficult for the second third to pay
their taxes and it will be well nigh
impossible for the third third to pay
up, even after being granted every
. Married, Sunday afternoon, De
cember 18, Miss Keifer Shirley and
Mr. Diomede Corley, by Rev. A. T.
Allen, at the Baptist parsonage in
Married, Sunday, December 25,
Mrs. Mollie B. Harris and Mr. Robert
W. Cartledge, by Rev. R. M. Tucker,
pastor of McKendree church, at the
home of Mr. W. M. Boone, the bride's
Death of Little Babe.
The friends of Mr; and Mrs.
George W. Bussey, Jr., sympathize
with them deply in the death of their
little daughter which was taken from
them in three days after her birth.
The little form was interred by lov
ing hands in the cemetery ol' Red Oak
Grove church Tuesday, December
RED OAK GROVE. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey Giro
Turkey Dinner. Many Fes
"Good friends, another year has gows
and yet,: .
There isn't any use to fre?,
Nor toss the hours tlil morning's sou
Perturbed by things that you haws
done . -
And now regret.
Because each of us in retrospect
'Can see where good intent was
Can feel the fretting smarts an?
Of penitence of sundry things
And say another year is soon begnrr.
Suppose we greet the rising sun
This New Year with a smile, )
And make up for the pile
Of things undone."
These verses were brought to- ocr
attention by a young friend on Neiir
Year's morn, who is composing a.
1922 memory book, and,who has the
gift of seeing the good and beautiful,
in each day. Thus we shall pass it on
to the readers of The Advertiser.
The holidays passed very quietly
but pleasantly, and we had most ideal
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Kemp of Kirk
sey were with Mr. and Mrs. Joe BOJ?
sey on the 23rd, that being Mr
Kemp's 66th birthday. Mrs. Bussey:
invited about, thirty five guests to a
turkey dinner in honor of her fabl
er's birthday, where the day was veiy
pleasantly spent and an old-time
Southern feast was spread. Many
happy wishes were extended to the
gu?st of honor for many returns of
the day, and he was .presented wifh. a
register,- which bore the names of tire
guests, and the dates, done ia dainty
forget-mernots,- ' handiwork of Miss;
Among the , visitors of the holidays
was Mr. .Walter Griffis.
Mrs. EmmawMason is staying with.
Mrs. Eva Bussey. She tenderly' nUrsiiii'
little Helen, with th? help*of friends
and loved ones, but the infant, babs
was only to remain but for a short,
stay. God saw fit to take her home in
less than a week. Mr. and Mrs. Bus?
sey have the sympathy of th/iir
friends in this hour of sorrow.
Little Dora has arrived to make,
happy the home of Mr. and Mrs
Mrs. Fannie Griffis spent several,
days last week with home folks.
Miss Mamie Bussey has returned
to Cieora and resumed her school .
Mrs. Mamie Steifle .and little son
returned to their home in Steifletowni
Mr. Courtland Lamb and Mr
Frank Kenrick came from Atlanta to
spend the holidays, with homefoiks
Messrs. John and Albert; Shelton
of Modoc were guests of Mr. Perry
Hamilton last week.
The Misses McDaniel of Mo doc
were with Misses Louise and Eliza
beth Bussey last week.
Miss Mildred Bussey was with Miss
Sadie Dow during the holidays?
Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton went
to Harlem last Friday.
Mr. J. M. Fann was the guesi: of:
Mr. Livingston Bailey of E'dgeliekL
Misses Evie and Addie Steffie/of
Steifletown were the guests of* Miss
Kathleen . Kenrick during the holi
days, and were the .recipients; of
much social entertainment. They
made many warm friends, during:
their visit who extend to them a
most cordial welcome to visit among
Misses Pearle and Minne Bell
Bailey entertained very pleasantly
with music and games in honor of the
Misses Steifle last Wednesday after
Miss Lullie Timmerman had tfce
following guests last Thursday af
ternoon as a pleasant gathering for
the Misses Steifle: Misses FiscrJe
Bailey, Mamie and Cornelia B?a?ey^,
Kathleen Kenrick and Messrs. Degrey - '
McGlendon, Connor Bussey, George
Gilchrist, Glenn Bussey and Clyde .
Miss Cornelia Bussey entertained
with a tea party last Friday after
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