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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1922
Albert Toney Honored. Death
of Confederate Veteran.
Mrs. Cox Entertained
Mr. Albert L. Toney, one of John
ston's young men who is now in his
last year at United States Naval
Academy, Annapolis, has had a fine
promotion. The massage comes: Mid
. shipman Albert L. Toney first class
man of the U. S. /Naval Academy,
has been promoted to the office of
regimental sub commander with thc
rank of midshipman lieutenant com
mander. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Toney and was reared
here and is a noble young man, who
deserves all these honors that are
doming to him.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Culbreath,
who are here for a visit from Florida
with relatives, have the sympathy of
all in the death of their little son,
Harry, Jr., which occurred Sunday.,
The burial took place on Monday at
the King burial ground,, between
Greenwood and Ninety Six, this spot
being near the girlhood home of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Bland have
gone to Memphis, Tenn, to visit in
the home of the latter's father, Dr.
Miss Dessie Dean has been to Sa
luda to visit her mother.
Mrs. M.'E. Norris is at home from^
a visit to her daughter, Miss Louelle
Norris, in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler and children .
have been for a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
. The remains of Veteran J. E. Tim
merman who died last Thursday at
' the Confederate Home in Columbia,
were brought here and met by-friends
and relatives, and the body carried
to McKendree church where? the fu
neral services were conducted, the
_ |^fa7 fn?Q3yjnjsr_^_ jn_,the_burying
f- ground nearby.
Mrs. Maude Tribble has returned,,
to Columbia, where this year she will
^ complete her vocational training at
the Columbia School for the Blind.
She had the misfortune to have to be
in the hospital a while for treatment,
and was here at the home of her sis
Mrs. Jesse Derrick has been ap
pointed prayer meeting secretary,
with Miss Louise Watson assistant.
Her duty is to make a monthly re
port, giving attendance, seniors, ju
niors, the program, and other items,
that stimulate and promote the work.
The Johnston Basket Ball team
went over to Aiken last Friday to
play the Aiken team. The score stood
29 to 9 in favor of Aiken.
A handsome young son arrived on .
Sunday to reside in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Bland.
Mrs. McAlpine and children of
Hartsville are guests in the home of
Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Mrs. W. S. Stokes of Columbia has
been visiting Mrs. F. L. Parker
Mr. F. L. Parker of S. C. Univer
sity spent the week at his home here.
Dr. S. T. Coleman of the faculty
of S. C. University has been for a vis
it to his sister, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Miss Ethel Lott who is teaching at
Ridge Spring spent Saturday and
Sunday here with rel?tives.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommie Lott, who has been ill with
pneumonia, is better.
Miss Frances Turner spentythe past
*. week at Hapipton, enjoying a house
party in the home of Mrs. James
Mauldin. , .
Mrs. John Sawyer has returned
from Leesville where she has been
spending a while with her sister, Miss
Mollie Quattlebaum, who has been
The many friends of Mrs. Charlie
Bradfield will be sorry tp learn that
she is ill with pneumonia.
. Mrs. John Marsh has returned from
a two month's visit in Gainesville,
Fla., in the home of her mother, Mrs.
Chas. E. Pedrick.
A very enjoyable meeting of the
" music club was held in the heme of
. Mrs. J. W. Cox on Tuesday after
noon, she with Mrs. David Kellar be
ing hostesses. After business the pro
gram was had which consister of a
splendid paper on "Wt?at we mean
by folk and folk-like music," by Mrs.
O. D. Black, and piano selections by
Misses Gladys Sawyer, Antoinette
Denny and Mrs. W. B. Ouzts, and
voice by Misses France^ Turner, Des-1
sie Dean and Mrs. C. P. Corn. The
hostesses served a delicious salad
Mrs. Kate Rushton Barr who was
operated on at the Columbia Hospital
is better and her^friends hope that
she can soon return to her-home. Her
daughter, Mrs. Luther Wright, and
sister, Mrs. Olin Eidso'n, have been
Mesdames H. W. Crouch and L. S.
Maxwell spent last week in Green
wood with Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn.
Master Burrell Boatwright return
ed from the Columbia Hospital on
last Friday where he underwent ?n
operation for appendicitis. He is now
Mr. Frank Timmerman was very
unfortunate in having his horse run
away with him recently and being
thrown from the buggy was much
Meeting of. W. C. T. U.
On Monday afternoon, February
6th the W. C. T. U. held their month
ly meeting with Mrs. J. R.^curry
with a large attendance W
Mrs .J. L. Mims presided over the !
meeting and Mrs. E. J. Norris con
ducted the devotions, Mrs. C. E. May
acting as pianist.
Mrs. Mims gave some information
at large on the general benefits of the
prohibition law and the decrease of
crime and improved conditions even
in the large and congested centers,;
and stated that there was great room
for encouragement. Every effort on
the part of liquor advocates have
failed in the national congress, and
the bill which had as- its intention the
prescribing of wines and beer as
medicines by physicians, was killed
by a large majority." The physicians
themselves were opposed to the bill,
as replies to a questionnaire directed
to the physicians of the United States
were largely against the use of beer
and wine as medicine.
The~**?3Bers' bona^bilL-the money
for which the liquor advocates de
sired should come from a tax on beer
and wine, has also come to naught.
Mrs. W. A. Byrd made the report
on the box and money which was sent
td the Door of Hope in Columbia at
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson made the re
port from the treasury, and read the
names of many who had paid their !
dues up to the present time.
In a general discussion of local af
fairs in reference to law inforcement,
a number of women expressed them
selves as much concerned over the
lack of law enforcemnt both as to the
prohibition laws and the ^Sunday
closing law and that their young boys
are being subjected to unusual temp
tation by the quantity of the bever
age which seems to have found its
way into our town.
They passed resolutions again call
ing on the mayor and council and the
sheriff respectively to enforce the
laws in our town and county.
Misses Hammie and Lucy Scurry
sang two beautiful selections as duets
and Mrs. Scurry served coffee and
several varieties of sandwiches.
Plans were made for increasing
membership, and a committee ap
pointed to prepare a year book be
ginning with the March meeting.
An interesting incident was the
fact that when the suggested hostess
es were read out for the ensuing
year, everyone was present and
agreed to entertain at the appointed
As I will be absend from the state
for several months I tender my
resignation as a member of the Board
of Pensioners. Mr. J. B. Tompkins,
who is chairman of that board will
call the veterans of the county to
meet and elect a man to fill the va
cancy. Every veteran in the county
should be interested in this matter.
I stand four square to let the pen
sion law remain as it was last year,
namely, for every man who is eighty
years old to be in Class "A" and ev
ery veteran who tarries an empty
sleeve or who has lost a leg to come
in the same class "A." And I beg that
honorable body to place Mr. Joe Cul
lum in the same class, for he is old
and decrepit and is not able tocmake
a living. He is at this time quite ill,
and all others be put in Class "B."
This is my honest opinion.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
American Legion Thanks Na?
tional W. C. T. U.
Believing that the permanently dis-;
abled veterans of the world war were
most deserving of aid, the W. C. T.
LT., r?cently sent the -balance of rte,
patriotic fund-$4,000 to the Ameri
can Legion to be- used in furthering
the comfort of our national heroes.
The National executive committee,
of the American Legion has just sent
resolutions of appreciation beautiful-'
ly engraved on 'heavy vellum and.
bearing the seal and colors of the or-;
ganization. The resolutions are as
Wheras, the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union has
generously offered the balance of ifcs>
Patriotic Fund in the sum of $4,000
to The American Legion for the ben
efit of permanently disabled com
rades; and s ;:??;
Whereas, this gift expresses, not
money's worth .alone, but 'sentiment
and feeling which are beyond vallie,;
Be it Therefore Resolved: that tht
gratitude of The American L?gion be
conveyed to them by this resolution
duly inscribed and transmitted by the
proper National Officers.
(Signed) Hanf ord MacNider,
Nat. Chm., .Commander.
Nat. Adj., Sec. %
Music Club Meets With Mrs.
The Phil Harmonic club met with
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, president 6n
Wednesday afternoon, when a very,
enjoyable program was rendered.
The numbers were in charge of
Miss Ruth Tompkins, chairman, of
the program committee, who. an
nounced that the musician to be stud
ied for the. afternoon was^ Schubert:
The first number was a sketch of his
life by Mrs. B. B. Jones.
Mrs. Hugh Mitchell played as a-?
piano solo that masterpiece of Schu- j,
bert's "The Serenade" which. bH
charged from th?-"sordid ca^s.'a^ .
griefs of tbte world countless thou
sands of human beings by its sooth
Current events was read by Mrs.
A. H. Corley, givfng some pertinent ;
facts as to the increase of music lov
ers and attention to this divine art ?
all over our country.
The Greek orchestra gave fine se
lections and also sang, which lent a
variety and interest to the occasion.
Mrs. T. L. Nicholson gave a charm
ing selection by Cyril Scott.
Miss Nan Gunter, whom Edgefield .
always welcomes and whose presence
is earnestly invited on all similar oe- .
casions, sang "Hark, Hark, the
Lark." This number was particularly
Miss Ruth Tompkins talked to the
gathering on the importance of pay
ing heed to the assignments on pro
gram, as a necessary part of the suc
cess of the club.
The next meeting will be entertain
ed with Mrs. Lovick Mims and Miss
Sophie Mims the 2nd Wednesday in
Mrs. J. L. MIMS.
Death of Mrs. J. C. Tim
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Timmerman of Meeting Street were .
grieved to learn Saturday evening of
the tragic death of Mrs. J. C. Tim- .
merman. She accompanied by her
brother-in-law, 1 went to Edgefield
Saturday morning in a buggy driv
ing a mule. On^ returning. Saturday
about dark, within a mile and a half
of home the mule became frightened
and st?rted running. Mrs. Timmer
man thinking it safer, jumped from
the buggy and was thrown against a
stone, crushing her skull. She was
immediately carried to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Ouzts, where she
died after three hours of suffering.
We did all in our power for her but
she was taken from us, where she will
never suffer any more.
Her brother-in-law remained in the
buggy which was turned over but he
was not injured. Mrs. Timmerman
was forty-nine on the next Saturday
after her death. Before her marriage
she was Miss ?ula Ouzts, the daught
er of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ouzts. Mrs.
Timmerman has two brothers dead,
three sisters and one brother living.
She was born and reared near Stev
ens Creek church, where the funeral
was conducted Monday afternoon fol
lowing, Rev. Mr. Brooke and Rev. Mr.
Indian Wigwams a Memo
of the Past.
The best laid plans of mice, n
and governments "gang aft aglee.'
The United States government, i
satisfied in the early days, with sei
dng the Indidns to the state with p
haps the most embryonic civilizati
in the country, also placed him in t
cockiest, most barren part of t
state, which grows small scrub
oaks as vegetation. You may see t
irregular spot on the map. I think
is usuafly yellow in color. *
This Tocky spot, about twenty mil
east of here, is known as the Osa
country, They thought;: those eal
schemers, that nothing good cou
come out of the Osage country, f
the Indians or anyone else.
But lo, from among the very roc
that made the soil poor farming lai
bubbled oil in streams. To me it
proof positive that truth is strong
than fiction. I know.nothing in li
erature more paradoxical. The Indk
did not need to plead his own caus
He became rich, fabulously wealtl
overnight and still the oil wells yie
and still the rich Indian possesses tl
gold of Croesus. I was about to sa
that he hoards it, but that is ju
what he doesn't do.
i? The money is supremely the mear
of exchange which he uses to acquii
brilliants blankets, such greens an
reds and yellows as you never sa'
The Indian likes automobiles, nev
gleaming ones, and fire water. Hi
jieeds are only material, and he liv?
in th? present. For the Osage, the fi
jture holds no menace of poverty, an
why,should it he thinks; the oil well
d}0 not yield for a night then cease t
The other day/1 saw an extremel;
well-appointed car, elegant in ever
way, and very evidently" new, driv
spinning down the .main street o
Tonkawa. It would have graced Fifi
Avenue'; aria" through' the glass,-! sas
the unmistakable rainbow hues of- ;
brilliant shawl that, cloaked an In
At first, when I saw these so-callei
red men on the streets, I thought ii
general terms of their appearanci
and manner, but now I observe indi
viduals, and find them fascinating it
the extreme. ,,
It never occurs to me that we are i
superior race, and .1 think it is be
cause they are so nonchalant, sc
manifestly enduring the sight, of you
instead of admiring your Americar
modernism. "Solomon in all his glorj
was not arrayed like one of these,':
and no one could convince , me that
Solomon had anymore poise and dig
nity, any more perfect assurance o?
Sitting in a drug store the other
day, I looked toward the door, and
there blocking the entrance, stood a
specimen of middle-aged^ Indian man
hood that could not be surpassed. He
must have been six feet two. A huge
hat and a brilliant tie were the parts
of his apparel characteristically In
dian. He continued to stand in the
doorway. I watched him, and he con
tinued to gaze around as if he were
conferring an honor upon the store,
and on the oo/upants to move among
It is almost contagious, this self
appreciation, at least it makes me
wonder what "there is in his soul so
big that he dares defy the world with
Finally he came in and we passed
out, as he posed beside the door, a
lordly" and commanding figure. I
would have given anything to have
known just what thoughts arose in
him, as taller than most of the citi
zens of Tonkawa, he paraded down
. And yet, they are savages, each
and all, by nature. They love com
forts and luxuries for their showi
ness, and not for their refining effect.
Sufficient unto them is the fact that
colors exist. They do not care for the
are or scientific laws that underlie
them. Nothing do they know or care
of good business principles. The
gleaming gold is in their hands and
possibilities for investment disturb
the minds of only a few.
In a letter recently, a friend ask
ed if I had visited any of their wig
wams. I am not sure, but I think I
laughed aloud. How soon we forget
how we once had similar ideas about
the Indians and how quickly we begin
to consider ourselves connoisseurs
on the subject.
The Indians do not live in wigwams
now, at least so far as I have been}
able to find out. As I have before
written, by far the most imposing
home in and around Tonkawa is,
owned by an Indian. It is quite a
joke that no matter how many times
one drives by the place, someone in
the party says "That is where the rich
Indian lives," and the guilty party
is forthwith threatened with expul
sion from the car.
I The Indian is in the infancy of civ
ilization, and has a'long road to trav-.
el before, as a race he will be by in
stinct and tendency equal to the
white man. Externally he may assume
the dress, learn in the schools, and
otherwise play the role of a modern,
but his taste and his native tenden
cies must change. He must learn ap
preciation, of the fitness of things,
power to adapt himself and a real lik
ing for refinement before he can call
himself John Smith instead of Hawk
eye with impunity. These changes
are learned in the .school of experi
ence which school lasts longer than
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Tonkawa, Oklahoma. i
February 9, 1922.
In Memoriam Mrs. Ida S.
On October 1st, 1921, Mrs. Ida S.
Stevens was called from her earthly ?
home to her heavenly reward at the
age of 72 years. Her life was one of
service and obedience to the Master's .
will. We thank our Heavenly Father .
for this long and useful life spent
in His honor and glory. ; \
She comes of godly ancestors, and ,
in early life united with Stevens .
Creek Baptist church, and remained ,
a consistent and loyal member of ?
this church until she was called to the
General,Assembly and Church of the. ,
First Born, which is' in Heaven.
To the world she met the standard- :.;
WaWower-of Jesus "Christ. Ta-br?* ?j
home she was recognized as the
spiritual leader. Her home was a mod
el Christian one, where the ordinanc
es of God were reverenced and obey
ed. The Bible and the religion it .
teaches had the central place, and a '?
religious atmosphere pervaded all.
They dispensed a liberal hospitality, (
and it was a joy to be their guest. ,
One scarcely knows ho.w to write of.
such ar. unusual Christian character,
whom to know was to love. Those
privileged to know her intimately,
knew her pure, unselfish life, as she '
lived it day by day going about her .
Our church has suffered a great
loss, but it is her gaim But while the
death angel could bid her body cease ;
to move, it could not touch that noble
Christian influence that is still work- 1
ing with us. May we catch the vision
of service such as hers.
Realizing the well nigh irreparable 1
loss which our church and Sunday ;
school and community sustain in the
death of this good woman,' and de
siring to pay a tribute though inade- 1
quate to the memory of our departed :
sister, therefore be it resolved:
First, That we bow in humble sub
mission to the will of Him who doeth
all things well.
Second, That we render praise to
our God for the influence of this !
beautiful life among u"s, and we ac
cept it to make our lives nobler and
to render better service in our church ;
and Sunday school to which she gave
herself so faithfully.
Third, That a page in our record
book be set apart to her memory, and
a copy be sent the Baptist Courier,
the Edgefield Advertiser and one to :
Done by the church in conference,
January 22, 1922.
W. P. BROOKE,
JAS. M. BELL,
FOR SALE: Dry pine wood, four
feet, $1.50 per cord in woods or $2.50 ,
delivered in-Edgefield. Also several .
mules and horses.
M. C. PARKER.
WANTED: Man with car to sell
Low priced Graham Tires. $130.00
per week and commissions.
GRAHAM TIRE CO.,
- 3135 Boulevard,
Benton Harbor, Mich..
Lincoln's Worth' Praised by
Springfield, DI., Feb. 12.-Vice
President .Calvin Coolidge and Gen.
John J. Pershing, in behalf of the
American nation, honored the mem
ory of Abraham Lincoln here today.
Through crowds which lined the
streets they passed to visit the old
homestead where Lincoln lived. Later
they placed simple wreaths upon the
tomb of the martyred president in
Oakridge cemetery. Arriving early
this morning General Pershing, with
a military escort, journeyed the 40
miles' out to the site of New Salem,
Lincoln's one time home, where the
state of Illinois has started to recon
struct the vanished village.
Vice President Coolidge arrived in
a special car this afternoon.
. The principles of right and justice,
proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln and
for which he died, were the inspira
tion of the American armies that
fought in the World war, General
Pershing said tonight in his address
of tribute to the great commander.
"Indeed," he added, "the funda
mental truths that fell from Lincoln's
lips have' become the living hope of
oppressed humanity in every clime." \
General Pershing lauded in partic
ular Lincoln's perseverance in secur
ing an education in his youth.
"It is not to the city of Washing
ton that men must turn if they would
understand Abraham Lincoln," said.
Vice President Coolidge. "The begin
ning and the end of his nature is
here. Here were the ties which he car
ried with him. Too often the world
turns its eyes to the high places,""
thinking that from them will come its
revelations and its great events, for
getful that a greater wisdom is in
those who mind not higher things but
condescend to men of low estate. The
greatest epoch in all human history
began in a manger. This great Ameri
can; the foremost world figure of the
19th century, came out of a frontier ,
clearing and spent his early manhood
in a village of ? f eWnundred. spulst.. -
Mrs. John F. Warren Sue- ;
combs to Illness.
The many friends of Mrs. Lillian
Parks Warren, the wife of Rev. John
F. Warren of Macon, will be dis
tressed to learn of her death which
jeeurred at the Margaret Wright Hos
pital yesterday morning at -10:30
o'clock, after an illness of three
njonths. She was 24 years old.
Mrs. Warren was Miss Lillian
Parks, prior to her marriage in 1915,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J.
Parks of this city. She was born at
.Modoc, S. C., her parents moving to
this city when she was five years old.'
During her life she has made count
less friends' by her kind and gentle
manner, and beautiful Christian
character. She was a loving mother,
a beloved daughter and the many
friends extend their sympathy to the
grief stricken family.
The deceased was president of the
Woman's Missionary Society, teach
er in the Sunday school and an active
member of the B. Y. P. U. of the Ma
ble White Baptist church, of Macon,
Ga., of which church John F. Warren,
is the pastor. ?Her death is. an irrep
arable loss, not only to her church,
but to the entire community in which,
she lived. '
The funeral services will be con
ducted at the residence of her pa
rents, 1550 Walton Way, this after
noon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. E. L. '
Grace, pastor of the First Baptist
church, assisted hy Rev. C. H. Kopp,
pastor of the Woodlawn Baptist
church, will officiate, and the inter
ment will occur in the Westover cem
Besides her husband and parents,
she is survived by a daughter and sis- -
ter, Dorothy Warren and Miss Rob
bie Parks, of this city.-Augusta
Tons of Bean Seed.
Last week The Advertiser announc
ed that 15 bushels of bean seed had
been ordered through the Edgefield
Produce Exchange. We intended to
say 15 hundred pounds instead of 15
bushels. The fact is the order has
since been increased to 4,200 pounds
of beans for planting. This together
with the car load of seed Irish pota
toes that were recently received rath
er indicates that some of our people
are looking to ' other crops besides
cotton for cash.