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Interesting) Union Meeting.
Emily Geiger Chapter and
Apollo Music Club
The union meeting, Ridge associa
tion met here Saturday and Sunday
at the Baptist church. The very in
clement weather of Saturday pre
vented any delegates from attending,
so a short business session was held.
The Sunday morning and afternoon
sessions were exceedingly interesting,
and representatives of three church
es were able to be present. The chief
speaker of the morning was Rev. T.
J. Watts, of Columbia, and he brought
a great message on faith in God. Af
ter lunch, served at the church, all
had the pleasure of listening to Rev.
W. M. Whitesides, superintendent of
the Baptist hospital in Columbia. He
told of the wonderful work along
charitable lines that was being done,
and of the proposed plans for the
equipment of the four departments
so needed there. Rev. Mr. Watts again
spoke, bringing a message of how the
B. Y. P.-U. can help our young peo
ple. It was a keen disappointment
that the third speaker, Dr. W. S. Dor
sett of Ridge Spring, was kept away
on account of sickness.
Mrs. Martha Falconer, national su
perintendent W. C. T. U. spent Tues
day and Wednesday in Johnston, and
every hour of her time^ had been ar
ranged for before her arrival. Visits
to the schools, white and colored
were planned for the first day. Wed
nesday there was to have been an
all day meeting at the Baptist church,
to which the sister unions had been
. invited, but the sleet and ice prevent
ed any union, other than local being
represented, and very few were able
to brave the weather for this meet
ing. A union service had been plan
ned for Wednesday, but Mrs. Falcon-'
decided, that she. had better leave
on'fh'e noon train and go "to her next
destination, as the weather was not
permitting any further meeting. Mrs.
Falconers' message of Wednesday
morning on the lines of her depart
ment was a very appealing one, and
it was regretted that so few heard
Mrs. Reece and children who have
been guests of Mrs. Nathan Jones,
have returned to Richmond, Va.
Miss Hortense Padgett spent the
week-end with relatives.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta, has
been for a short visit to the home
Mrs. Martha Falconer was the guest
of Mrs. J. H. White during her stay
Mrs Alexander and little Laddie
have been visiting relatives in Au
Miss Bessie Bean, one of the
teachers of the Batesburg-Leesville
school, spent the week-end at her
On last Thursday, Mrs. Wallace
Turner and Miss Gladys Sawyer en
tertained with a beautiful afternoon
tea in compliment to Miss Elise Mob
ley, whose marriage has been an
nounced for February 16th. Mrs.
Bettis Bouknigh?, a recent bride, was
also an honor guest. The occasion
was held in the home of the former
and there were two calling hours.
The guests were welcomed in the liv
ing room which was bright and cheery
with large bowls of narcissi, and oth
er cut flowers. The arrivals chatted
here for a while, enjoying music, and
then went into the dining room.
Pouring tea in here were Mesdames
Julian Bland and L. S. Maxwell. The
table was covered with a hand em
broidered cloth, the centerpiece be
ing a large silver basket full of nar
cissi, and many chandelabra, with
unshaded candles, cast a soft glow
over the scene. Several young ladies
served a variety of sandwiches. Dur
ing the time, several friends assisted,
the hostesses in directing the guests
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained
the bridge club in a charming man
ner on Tuesday morning, and was as
sisted by her mother, Mrs. H. W.
Crouch and sister, Mrs. James Hal
ford, in making the guests have a
happy time. The honor guests were
Mrs. Bettis Bouknight, Mrs. Leland
Miller, of Richmond and Mrs. John
Milne of Cleveland, Tenn. After a
spirited game, the score prize, toilet
water, was given to Mrs. James
Tompkins. Mesdames Bouknight and j
Milne received boxes of correspond
ence cards and Mrs. Miller a toilet
get. An elaborate luncheon, in three
courses was served. The rooms were
beautifully decorated in ferns and
flowers, and were cozy and bright in
contrast to the bleak exterior.
The winter gardens of some here
are very successful, and the lettuce
i* a wonder to see. Some of the heads
are as large as a small cabbage, and
just as white. This product is being
grown under canvass covering, and
some will begin shpiping it soon, to
The Emily Geiger chapter held a
very interesting meeting on Monday
with Mrs. P. N. Lott, and though the
weather was very disagreeable, it
did not dampen the ardor of the
members, for there was a good at
tendance. During business it was re
ported that a comfort had been sent
to Tamassee Industrial school. The
chapter voted to give $1.00 to aid
in the purchase of the historical
books of South Carolina that are so
needed at the Memorial Continental
Hall Library, and also voted to give
$1.00 which goes to the Woodrow
Wilson foundation, in the movement
for the best work of democracy done
by an American. s The chapter has
the honor of being the first chapter
to make a contribution in this work of
Americanization. Congress in Wash
ington was discussed, and alternates
elected, for the regent, Miss Payne;
vice regent, Mrs. J. L.' Walker, and
2nd vice regent, Mrs. O. D. Black.
According to instructions of state re
gent ten were elected to insure an al
ternate, .should the regent be unable
to go. The chapter is honored in hav
ing the page from South Carolina,
to be one of its number, Miss Fran
ces Turner. After business, a very
interesting program on "The Old
Ninety Six District" was carried out,
Miss Mallie Waters leading. After
patriotic music, a dainty and ..enjoy
able sweet course was served.
Mrs. Leland 'Miller" ha's "returned
to Richmond, Va., after a week's
stay here with relatives.
- A party went out dove shooting
on Saturday afternoon and bagged
Mrs. Mary Waters is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Ida Phillips, in Augusta.
The Apollo Music club met with
Miss Zena Peyne on Tuesday after
noon, and despite the rain and sleet
there were twenty present. After a
short business session a delightful
musical program was held, the sub
ject being "Women in American Mu
sic," and the leader, Mrs. M. T. Tur
ner gave some interesting thoughts
on the subject. Paper, "Women in
American Music," Mrs. O. D. Black;
vocal solo, Mrs. White; piano, Mrs.
W. C. Connerly; paper, "The Work
of Margaret Lang," Mrs E. B. Dash
er; voice, Misses Sawyer; "Louise Ho
mer as mother, home-maker and mu
sician," Mrs. Mims Walker; voice,'
Mrs. C. P. Corn and Miss Dean. After
the program the hostess served an
Mr. G. W. Jones had the misfor
tune to scald his hand, at the power
house on Thursday afternoon, while
fixing some of the steam valves.
Mrs, Joe Herlong of Ridge Spring
was. a guest of relatives the latter
part of the week.
Intelligence Applied to
Now, more than ever before, in
telligence applied to farming pays.
The old haphazard methods do not
pay. The writer was deeply impress
ed with a conversation we had with
Mr. William Bouknight while he was
in Edgefield Monday. Due more
largely to the intelligent fight made
against the boll weevil than to any
thing else, the average yield of cot
ton upon the Bouknight farm last
year was more than 400 pounds of
lint cotton to the acre, and already
for this year a more detailed fight
upon the weevil has been planned. In
order to hold the weevil back, as it
wer?!, from adjoining farms, upon
which so stubborn a fight against the
pest has perhaps not been m?de, the
Bouknight farm has been encircled
with grain, no cotton at all to be
planted upon the border fields. This
affords a sort of insulation against
the migrating weevils. All lands ad
jacent to houses and buildings which
supply places for hibernation will be
planted in corn and furthermore, all
old terraces are being plowed up and
Miss Florence Mims Classes
Mathematics With Egyp
My mind runs naturally along the
line of education from September
till May or June and not at all dur
ing July and August. Then I have to
look up the word school in the dic
tionary to see if it is something edi
ble or if it is in some slight way con
nected with learning. However, since
this is mid-winter I am still breath
ing the atmosphere of the school
room, which air I sometimes believe
contains history dates and mathemat
ical calculations instead of oxygen.
However, I teach neither of the
before mentioned subjects.
Someone has said that dates are
the pegs on which to hang historical
facts, and ?ias, my pegs have been so
long without facts that I have forgot
ten the pegs, too, and only remember
one of fourteen nine-two., I recall
that because a little rhyme accompa
nies it which says that in that year
'Columbus sailed the ocean blue,"
and if I ever forget that rhyme the
fact will be a blank to me, and the
dark and the light ages will become
so nearly one to me that I shall re
I once heard a story of an old
professor of whom it is said that were
one to look at a drop of his blood
through a microscope he would find
commas, exclamation points and in
terrogation marks instead of corpus
cles. At forty I shall make an ideal
school ma'am, for already I am so ab
sent-minded that, well, every few
hours my mind is present for a little
Speaking of mathematics, I have a
theory concerning that also, even as I
have in regard to the Indians but I
can not prove it. If I could prove my
theories they would become common
place like any other, sordid facts, but
as it is now, I have the distinction of
.bomgH?^lieidi?fci -You r emembi that
the early . Egyptians were clever
mathematicians. Now hark to my
words of wisdom ! I believe that math
ematics was one of the plagues visit
ed upon them for not allowing the
children of Israel to leave. To have
to learn arithmetic is infinitely worse
than to have locusts descending up
on you. Locusts finally die, hut math
becomes dearer yearly to the hearts
of pedagogues. I was trying to multi
ply something the other day in a
store with another faculty member.
I insisted that three times twelve is
twenty-four. Turning to the proprie
tor she said "Miss Mims does not
In an awed whisper he replied that
it was a good thing I did not.
The poor Egyptians, like the Chi
nese who adopted the wearing of a
queue as a national custom after it
had been inflicted upon them as a
temporary insult by the Tartars,
confused a curse with a blessing, and
not only learned the multiplication
table but, trigonometry and analyti
cal geometry, perhaps, the very
names of which stupify me, and af
ter repeating the #ords I am ren
dered incapable of further thought
for several minutes afterwards.
In the play "Quality Street" by
James M. Barrie, two delicate old
maid sisters are teaching a small, se
lect school duripg the Napoleonic
wars, and among other things they
are attempting algebra. One of them,
the elder of the two, sits at the desk
preparing the lesson and saying over
and over to herself that certain let
ters of the alphabet equal certain
others. Finally, in desperation, she
calls her sister, with tears in her
voice, saying that here she sits re
peating x plus y equals 20 (or words
to that effect) and all the time she
wanders why they should equal twen
ty, and ever is in terror for fear a
small, mischievous boy, Arthur, may
contradict her, and she can not up-i
hold her statement. If I ever go on
the stage I want to play that part.
Jan. 25, 1922.
rebuilt. This is a sort of, pre-plan ting
campaign which we believe will bring
results in lowering weevil infesta
tion of cotton fields on the Bouk
night farm. Certainly this ounce of
prevention should delay their attack,
giving the growing cotton time to
mature fruit beyond the stage of
Grateful tc* Supervisor Ed
munds For Good Work on
? Martintown Road.
Dear Mr. Mims :
If you will allow me a litle space
I would like to thank our supervisor,
Mr.. A .A. Edmunds, for the good
work he has done for the west siders
on the Martintown road. It is in bet
ter condition than I have ever seen
it arid those older than myself say the
same. I also want to thank Mr. Ed
mund's most efficient road supervisor,
Mr.' F. F. Edmunds, who without a
doubt is on the job and knows how.
I want to thank those who gave rights
of way around the worst places.
Among these were Miss Ellie Meal
ing,,' Mr. T. J. Briggs, Mr. L. W.
Reese, Mr. A. S. J. Miller, Mr. Henry
Getzen and others.
These changes have helped wonder
fully. Those who have never travel
ed this road to Augusta in times past
and travel it now, can not appreciate
the wonderful changes that have been
made ^as can those of us who have
traveled under conditions before and
He has erected an excellent wooden
bridge across Mill creek, strongly
constructed, built of good timber,
with a galvanized cover overhead.
jDf-course, after a few days of rain
this^Toad gets muddy. We don't it ex
pect it not. to, owing to the character
of the-road bed in some places, but it
will get in shape to travel much soon
er byv-the improvements that have
been made. AU of Edgefield's west
side roads get bad after a few days
of rain. You can now drive Packards,
Appersons, Moons and all other large
cars down our road with as much ease
and saf?ty as you can the universal
Ford. Indeed, the "Lizzie" rides like
I imagine the Packards and Apper
sons would ride. )
K anyone asks you where the gang
has been, just tell them, it is on the
west side: giving the people their just
di'.^i i-Vbeliove I fpice. the-sentiment-.,
of whole west side almost to a man,
when I say we appreciate what has
been done. I drove over this road to
Augusta on Saturday, 21 inst., found
the conditions so much better than I
was accustomed to, I f^elt I had to say
something about it. And too, Mr.
Mims, don't you think it better to
commend one during his life for his
good deeds and accomplishments than
to heap so many flowers upon his
grave? Flowers heaped on his or her
grave after death shows to the world
the esteem in which he or she was
held, but it reveals to the body en
cased within absolutely nothing.
Again thanking you, Mr. Edmunds,
and your competent force, I am'
H. w. MCKIE,
Colliers, S. C.
Jan. 26, 1922.
' Trenton News.
Trenton, Jan. 28.-Mrs. L. L. Mil
ler gave a luncheon in honor of Mrs.
Bettis Bouknight Saturday afternoon
of last week. The guests from Edge
field, Johnston and Trenton, were met
by Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr., who gave
them a dainty luncheon card and then
presented them to Mrs. Miller and
Mrs. Bouknight who received them
in the handsome drawing room beau
tifully decorated / in yellow spring
flowers, smilax and many softly glow
ing white candles. They were then
asked to the south room which was
filled with small tables covered with
handsome hand embroidered center
pieces and each having in the center
a mahogany candelabra wound with
delicate Southern smilax. Places were
found by the numbers on the cards.
Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr., held a large
reception Tuesday afternoon in honor
of the bride, Mrs. B. B. Bouknight.
Seventy-five guests were invited from
Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton.
They were met by Miss Sophie Mims,
of Edgefield and Mrs. A. B. Miller
and were then presented to the re
ceiving line, composed of Mrs. Day,
Mrs. Bougnight, Mrs. L. L. Miller of
Richmond and Misses Maude and
Dorothy Bettis, by Mrs. J. M. Vann.
Mrs. D. R. Day then invited them into
the dining room where they were
served a salad course by Mrs. Henry
H. Hill of Edgefield, Mrs. Sidney Mil
ler, Mrs. J. C. H.uiet and Mrs. C. R.
Swearingen, coffee and whipped
cream by Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson
and Mrs. Lovic Mims of Edgefield.
The .decorations were unusually
delicate and beautiful. The reception
room and wide hallway were massed
in white jap?nicas and narcissus and
smilax. In the dining room a color
scheme of yellow was carried out in
the decorations of buttercups and
yellow narcissus and in the refresh
ments. The house was lighted by
hundreds of white and yellow tapers
in handsome brass and mahogany
candelabra and candlesticks. Miss
Arah Gatling, Miss Ray Swearingen
and Miss Susan Mathis delighted the
guests with both instrumental and
Mrs. B. B. Bouknight and Mrs. L
L. Miller were honor guests at a
luncheon 'Wednesday morning given
by Mrs. J. M. Vang. Pink and white
were the chosen colors and were car
ried out in the reception and dining
room. White and pink jap?nicas and
white narcissi were used in profusion
After the guests had been received
by Mrs. Vann and her sister, Mrs. D
R. Day, they were invited to the din
ing room and served a delightful
three course luncheon. Plowers were
presented to Mrs. Bouknight and Mrs.
Miller by little Catherine Vann.
Mrs. G. W. Wise was hostess at the
regular meeting of the Ladies' aux
iliary Friday afternoon. After the
business meeting, several interesting
papers were read and a sweet course
Mrs. J. M. Vann received the K.
K. K. Wednesday afternoon. The
members were very enthusiastic as
they are ready to order a large ship
ment of books for their public libra
ry. Plans were made for an oyster
supper the following week to'raise
more funds for more books. After the
business meeting Mrs. Vann invited
her guests to the dining room made
lovely with snowy linen, cut glass,
silver, cut flowers and many candles.
Everybody is enjoying(?) the af
termath of the freeze-broken cars,
bursted water pipes, ruined walls, etc.
Rev. E.. C. Bailey of Latta, S. C.,
has been delighting his friends here
the- part ,wsei; Sunday, morningv-he
delivered a magnificent sermon at
eleven thirty in the Presbyterian
church, and again in the evening. In
the afternoon, he went to the Metho
dist church to hear the presiding el
der, Rev. J. R. T. Major, only to
learn that Mr. Major had been unex
pectedly called t.o Chattanooga, and
responding to Mr. Taylor's urgent
invitation, Mr. Bailey again preached
a splendid sermon on "Christian
Mr. and Mrs. James Smith have
the sympathy of all in the critical
illness of their eldest son, J. R. Jr.,
who is battling so heroically with
Other little folks who are conval
escent of more or less serious illness
are little Emmie Francis Mathis,
Billy Vann, Lawrence Miller, Walter
Wise and D. R. Day, Jr.
Quite a number of Johnston and
Edgefield Presbyterians motored over
to Trenton to hear Mr. Bailey Sun
day morning-Rev. and Mrs. Bla
lock, Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Blalaock, Jr.,
Dr. Charlton Lynch and son, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Warren, and Messrs.
John and Theodore Marsh.
Mrs. Julius Vann was the 'charm
ing hostess at a beautiful luncheon
given last Wednesday morning-com
plimentary to Mrs. Bertis Bouknight
and Mrs. Leland Miller.
Miss33 Ruby and Kathleen Glover
of Batesburg were recent week-end
visitors in Trenton.
Mrs. Leland Miller has returned
to her home in Richmond.
Mrs. Henry Hill has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. P. B. Day.
Mrs. Leila Roper has been in Au
gusta a fortnight, the guest of her
cousin, Mrs. Frank Carswell, who is
suffering a fractured arm.
Mr. Ernest Roper who has been
doing business at the Posey store, has
moved into the stand formerly occu
pied by the late and lamented Roper
Mrs. George Wise was hostess on
Friday at a splendid and profitable
All persons are notified not to hunt
or trespass in any manner whatso
ever upon lands of the undersigned.
The l?w will be. enforced against
those who fail to heed this notice.
This notice is meant for everybody
and for all forms of trespassing.
J. H. CANTELOU,
J. R. CANTELOU, .
J. M. MAYS, JR.
Letter From Mr. and Mrs?
On a little Chinese river boat, six
feet wide on the Tsung Fa River,
Any old time!
Our Dear Home Folks:
We have been living on this little
boat for a week; and it is to be our
home for a little over a week longer.
Last month, we lived this way for.
three weeks at a stretch; and the
month before,?we took some shorter
trips-a printed account of one of
these shorter trips we enclose here
The contrast is considerable, be
tween an electric lighted gun-boat,
fitted up with electric fans and wire
less, and this little craft; and the dif
ference between spending four days
on his boat, as the guests of the Presi
dent, and living as we now are with
the humblest of South China's queers
boat population, is just as great- ?
South China is noted for its extremes:
of climate and other things; but noth
ing tan beat the extremes, sudden,
unexpected, sometimes most amus
ing, that make up the queer life we
lead. Our home during these weeks,,
as we go. up and down the rivers in
our field, holding meetings, is one
end of the little, low, flat boat, which
is sometimes propelled by oars, some
times by a sail, and sometimes by a
Next to our section of the boat is
that occupied by a Chinese preacher,
a helper we bring along to look after
the baggage, etc., and two or three'
men of the boat's crew. The third
division of the boat is filled up with
the captain and his family. There is
nothing between us and all these
Chinese people.but a cloth missionary
map of the world and some curtains
that we always take with us on these
Also, we take v/ith us everything
we shall need for weeks-^bedding'
for our pallet on the floor of our part
01 the boat; the inevitable mosquito
net, two native rattan chairs, a lit
tle table of the same make, a little
lantern made in Chicago, changes of
clothing-thick, thin, and medium,
for a very changeable climate-some
few cans of milk and crackers, and
the like. The ?boat is innocent of fur
niture of any kind-well, what could'
we expect to get for fifty cents or a
dollar a day? Traveling in style,,
aren't we? And we are just as happy
as our surroundings are lowly-and
just as happy as we are busy, hold
ing meetings in the river towns every
day, or in the mountain towns and
villages, like, the ones'we visited yes
terday, and shall visit'tomorrow, and
The way we are getting a few min
utes in which to begin this letter to
you is this: a message has just come
to say that a change in the 'program
of the party is necessary, so that, in
stead of starting for a village in the
hills a little after sunrise, as we did
yesterday, we shall not have to leave
until after nine o'clock-ah! here it
is, a few minutes after nine, and they
will be calling us, for the meeting:
is for the dedication of a new chapel
and school house, and if you read the
annual report of our mission, which
will be presented to the Southern.
Baptist Convention next May, you.
may see a mention of the fact that,
our good friend, Prof. Kwong, of the
Baptist Academy, and aVnost our
next door neighbor in Canton City,,
has given his boyhood home in his
native village, where we are going
now, for this noble purpose. .
And it is time to go now. So glad
we could haVe these few moments
with you, before we begin the long
Little bulletins .like the one enclose
ed serve to keep you dear ones a.%
home in touch with your work com
mitted to us. It is a slight return
for the much enjoyed weekly visits
of the Advertiser, though.
With love to each member of your
family circlg and to all our friends
Your brother and sister,
JOHN and CARRIE LAKE.
The Edgefield Produce Exchange
will meet in the court house Monday
night, February 6, at 8 o'clock. It is
important that ali persons desiring to
purchase bean seed through the Ex
change get in their orders before that
date. Contract will be made for all
seed orders up to that time, so do not
be late, and disappointed as some
were in the matter of seed potatoes.