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V0L g7 ?DGEFIELD, S. C;;WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1922 _No. 3
Death of Marion Lewis Lott.
School Paper Issued.
A death that brought much sadness
to our town and cast a gloom over
. all, was that of Marion Lewis Lott
which occurred on Thursday morning
about 4:30 o'clock. Marion was the
adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A.
Lott, being the son of Mr. J. C. Lew
is. Everyone was always interested
in this dear boy who at such a tender
age was bereft of his real mother,
but who received a mother's loving
care from his foster mother. This
foster mother and father have been
as real parents and they spared noth
ing to rear the child, and when afflic
tion came to him every means was
resorted to for his comfort .and res
toration. Just before Christmas, Mr.
and Mrs. Lott brought Marion here
to the home bf Mr. Lewis that he
might spend the holidays with him
and his brothers and sisters. His con
dition seemed to grow worse and af
ter much suffering the loving, ten
der Shepherd saw fit to take this dear
lamb to His fold. During his illness,
each one of the home circle was with
him, and ministered so tenderly and
lovingly. Marion was an unusually
intelligent boy and it was always a
> pleasure to anyone to be with him,
for he was so gentle and lovable.
Above all, he was a true Christian,
havin'g united with the church, and
even when his affliction came, he was
always at church, until the last few
months. This young life isi an exam
ple for emulation for young and old.
The funeral survices were conducted
in the home on Friday afternoon, at
3 o'clock by Rev. W. S. Brooke and
Dr. Jester of Greenwood. The talks
made were beautiful and were filled
with the sweet assurance of God's
love and the heavenly home. The fa
vorite song of Marion "vras sung': The
body was tenderly laid to rest in Mt.
of Olives cemetery beside the moth
er and brother, and many beautiful
flowers, mute expressions of sympa
thizing friends, were so arranged
that it seemed he was laid to rest up
on a bed t>f flowers. Besides the pa
rents to mourn this dear boy are two
sisters, Mrs. Price Timmerman and
Mrs. J. Howard Payne, and three
brothers, Messrs. Jeff, Elliott and Da
The tenth grade of the high school
is to be congratulated upon the very
attractive paper it is issuing, this be
ing called "'The Tenth Grade Aston
isher" and sells for 5 cents. All the
work of the paper is by this grade,
and the real purpose of the paper is
for the improvement of composition
work, and then this year the grade
is studying newspaper work. Davis
Lewis is editor-in-chief, and has a
splendid force to aid, all being of the
grade. These are assistant editor,
Miss Isoline .Westmoreland; business
manager, Cecil Scott; assistants, Sam
Ready, Miss Annie Lou Cato, William
Templeton. Local editor., Miss Mary
Mitchell; associates, Cary and Wil
liam Haltiwan'ger and Miss Ora Mae
Herlong. News editor, Miss Ella Fan
nie Mobley; associates, Misses Thel
ma Clark and Elma Ouzts and Roy
Clark. Literary editor, Miss Mary
Walker; associates, Misses Margaret
Anderson, Ethel. Clark and Sallie Mae
Butler. Spice editor, Miss Weinona
Witt; associates, B. L. Reames and
Misses Mary Thrailkill and Pearl Rho
den. Athletic editor, Albert Dozier;
associates, Misses Isoline Westmore
land and Lucy Stevens and Garrett
Franklin. Advertising staff, Davis
Lewis, Wilbur Crouch, George Rau
ton, Rene Herlong and Miss Eloise
Sawyer. The paper is printed by the
Waters-Hazel Printing Co., and to aid
in financing .the paper it carries sev
On Sunday afternoon Mr. William
Bouknight was carried to the Uni
versity Hospital, Augusta, his condi
tion being worse, blood poisoning de
veloping. It^was decided to amputate
the injured foot, and it is feared that
now much more of the limb will be
lost since such a serious turn is the
outcome. The prayers of everyone
are that he will be restored to his
friends and loved ones.
Mr. Burrell Boatwright, Sr., has
been quite sick, but it now improving.
Burrell, Jr., is now getting back his
former strength and is able to be
Misses Antoinette Denny and Ell
Jacobs and Miss Dessie Dean sper
the week-end at Saluda with relativ?
of the latter.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushto
spent several days here last week bu
havii returned to their school dutie
in the lower part of (the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Manly Dobson ar
now domociled in the home of Mr?
A. B. Harrison.
A marriage of great beauty an
solemnity was that of Miss Elise Mot
ley and Mr. James Hill which too
place Thursday evening at 6 o'cloc
in the home of the bride's parents
Mr: and Mrs. W.' S. /Mobley. Th
home was artistically decorated, am
in the ceremony room an altar wa
arranged, on each side being pedes
tais with baskets of white flowers
and a shower of flowers fell from tn
chandelier. Miss Gladys Sawyer play
ed the Wedding march and just pre
vious to the ceremony, Miss France:
Turner sang very effectively "Until."
The only attendants were the two ma
trons of honor, Mrs. W. A. Bradfield
the sister of the bride and Mrs. Eu
gene McAlpine ,a cousin. These wer<
attired in orchid taffeta,^nd each car
ried an armful of roses. The brid(
and groom followed immediately an(
the solemn words that made th(
twain as one were spoken by Rev. W
S. Brooke. The bride was beautifu
in her bridal robes of soft messalin?
with an over dress of net embroider
ed elaborately in sequins. Her vei
was bordered with real lace, and the
cap effect of tulle was held in plac?
with orange blossoms. Following gooc
wishes and congratulations bloc!
cream and cake were served. Latei
the bride donned her traveling suit
and the happy pair left on the even
ing train for New Orleans, to attend
the Mardi Gras. Upon their return
they will make their home at Rock
Hill, where the groom holds a po
sition. It is- a matter of much regret
that Johnston loses one of her fair
daughters and sherill - be-ureatly
missed by alli for by her graciousness
and many lovable traits, she was
loved by all.
Mesdames W. A. Bradfield and
Eugene McAlpine entertained with a
delightful afternoon party on Tues
day in compliment to Miss Elise Mob
ley. Six tables of rook were arranged
and an hour passed happily. The hon
oree was presented with a boudoir
lamp and after the game all enjoyed
tea and sandwiches and there was
much social chat.
Miss Carrie Mobley of Thomson,
Ga., spent a few days of the past
week here, and attended the Moblsy
Mrs. W. B .Ouzts was hostess for
the bridge ojub on Saturday after
noon and the members all greatly en
joyed meeting with this cordial hos
tess. The top score, a vanity case,
was won by Miss Orlena Cartledge,
and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, the consola
tion, a hatchet filled with bon bons.
The score cards were decorated in
cherries. A dainty salad course was
Mrs. Kate Barr Rushton died at
her home near here early Friday
morning, and the interment took
place at Bethlehem cemetery. Mrs.
Rushton had been carried over to
the Columbia hospital for treatment,
and all was done for her that was
possible. She lived on ly a few days
after being brought back to her home.
She was a true Christian woman, and
the world is better for her life. In the
community in which she resided she
was a real neighbor and friend, and
will be greatly missed. She was a de
voted wife and mother, a loving sis
ter. Her husband, Mr. Mot. Barr died
a few years ago. Three children are
left, Mrs. Luther Wright, Miss Het
tie Barr and Mr. James Barr, and
three sisters, Mrs. Olin Eidson, Miss
es Eva and Jessie Rush-ton, and one
brother, Mr. Pierce Rushton.^
Mr. Arthur Eidson, whose death
occurred on Saturday was buried
Sunday afternoon at Spann's ceme
tery, at Ward. Mr. Eidson had been
sick for sometime, so the end was
not unexpected. He died in the Chris
tian faith and was a devoted member
of the Baptist church. He leaves a
widow and several children, all
grown. Especial sympathy is felt for
his daughter, Miss Nannie Eidson,
who is in Asheville for treatment,
having been away from home nearly
a year, and was not physically able to
A message was received on Sunday
Important Meeting at School
The parents of the community are
requested to meet at the scho?rb?i'.d
ing on Friday afternoon, ' February
24th, at 4 o'clock.. The purpo?e^f
this meeting is to organize a Eareht
Teacher association. The needs'- of
such an organization in 'Edge??ld
will be discussed at this meeting^nd
it is hoped that plans will be madejo
perfect a permanent association'.. It
will be the means of giving pare?is
an intelligent interest in the school
as their own institution. It will .pring
parents and teachers together under
favorable conditions to discuss; The
child. in question, and it will enable
the Superintendent and Trustees;'.1 to
make the ?chool fit the outstanding
needs of the community. If you have
a child in school or are interested in
the "the other fellow's child" be. sure
and come to this meeting.
morning stating the deathof Dr'.v J.
E. Brunson which occurred at four
o'clock at his home in Ninety Six. Dr.
Brunson had been in failing health
for several years and during the'j|ast
year had been confined to his room
much of the time. Dr. Brunson is well
known here by many, who will- re
gret to karn of his death. He"mar
ried Miss Mattie Lou Stephans,, of
Meeting Street, who survives;^im
also three grown sons.
During the past week, Mrs. Abrams
and Mrs. Wolf have been soliciting
funds for the suffering Jews across
the waters, and a number have con
tributed. On Sunday it was a?feed
that the collection of the Sunday
schools be given to this purpose,
which was done.
Messrs. Wheeler of Augusta'^nd
Loman of Columbia have been visi
tors of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dasher.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh are at
home from a visit to relatives in
Spartanburg, and while there.^?jf
had the pleasure x>S hearing '?r.y
Mrs. Ben Wright and Miss flor
ence Wright will go to Jacksonville,
Fla., soon to make their home, Mr.
Wright having accepted a position
Mr. Nathon Jones and family have
mo vee! to East Johnston from West
Mrs. A. B. Lott has the sympathy
of all in the death of her father, Mr.
Amie, which occurred last week at
The last meeting of the W. C. T. U.
was held with Mrs. J. H. White, and
an impressive program was carried
out, this being the observ?e of the
heavenly birthday of Frances E.
Willard. Several papers and appro
priate music was had. The two young
girls named for Miss Willard, Fran
ces Crouch and Frances Padgett were
on the program for music. A contri
bution was made from the union to
the memorial fund. Attractive year
books are being arranged by the com
Those wro frequent the town libra
ry will be glad to know that 20 new
books have been placed on the
shelves, and are waiting to be read.
Mrs. Archie Lewis was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday af
ternoon, and in spite of inclement
weather there was a good attendance. I
The club voted to make a contribu
tion to the Wilson Foundation fund.
Reciprocity Day was discussed and
points of club work. After an instruc
tive program on Mythology all enjoy
ed a tempting salad course.
Mrs. O., S. Wertz was surprised
with a happy birthday party on Feb
ruary 14th, by all her children to
spend the day with her. A large cake
with candles was brought to adorn
the table, with a great bunch of car
nations, the mother's flower. Those
with Mrs. Wertz were Mrs. Taylor
Goodwyn, Mrs. DeSaussaure Hogan
and Messrs Claud, Wilbur and Leroy
Wertz and Mrs. H. W. Crouch .
Mr. W. C. Connerly contemplates
going into poultry business and his
plans are such that his poultry yard
will be an attractive sight. Mr. Joe
McCreight is also making a specialty
of poultry raising and has several fine
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.
2-15-2L v i
Miss Florence Mims Writes
High Resolve of Oklaho
ma Student Body.
As we all grow older, we tend
look upon the youth of the age
which we live, as frivolous and cai
free to a perilous degree. It is sa:
that perhaps the sheep look with d
approval upon the lambs that gai
bol on the green, instead of beii
satisfied with quiet munching
grass. We ha', e thus cried wolf
long that whi:n at last we do find t
young people of a generation takii
life too lightly, the youth's fit
thought is that this is what has ?
ways been said.
Now older and wiser heads thi
mine, heads that have grown gr<
with understanding and experienc
have brought my thought suddenly
,a standstill, and as I look around n
I see an appalling lack of reverent
for things holy,' rejecting duty fi
pleasure and lack of respect for leai
ing. I was, in my school days guilty <
the same offences. I used to can
my Latin book around under rr.
arm at recess time in the hope th;
this pious act might cause me to in
bibe some knowledge of Caesar's ja'
elins and weary marches, without m
having to mentally figure them ou
but I did not gain thereby. I wi
seeking a royal road to learning.
It's like taking a fast train throug
the Rocky Mountains. One arrives i
the destination the quicker, but th
scenery on the way is one continu,
blur.- So it is with learning, pursue
by the royal road. One may even ge
a diploma, but the things that wer
missed are more valuable than rubie!
I must put my thoughts in more cor
crete form. Some days ago Presiden
Caldwell stood before the studen
body of the University Preparator
School and delivered an address gk
riously eloquent. It brought convie
tion to the hearts of the hearers. 1
is not giyerrto many mere mortals t
speak with "the tongues" 01 men an
angels," as he does. The gist of hi
speech was that we have become de
moralized in this fast going, materia
age, and need to be brought back t<
the standards of our forefathers whi
founded this nation on principle
which we are rapidly growing awa?
As a result of this lecture, an<
through the advice and help of thi
faculty, a committee from the stu
dent body drew up a set of r?solu
tions making a stand for reform, foi
more sane living and for a renewee
allegiance to the God of our fathers
It was a -stupendous thing. The state
is agog with the prophetic vision ol
it. These resolutions have been print
ed and are now being signed by the
individual students who feel thal
they can conscientiously subscribe
their names, perhaps by every stu
dent of the U. P. S. These resolutions
are to be- signed by the governor and
then hung herc on the walls of this
institution as a memorial to the boys
and girls who in 1922, resolved tc
stand for classicism as opposed to
jazz, for seriousness as opposed to
negligence, for back bone and moral
stamina as opposed to lack of will
Following this admirable stand of
the students, this week has been set
apar? as a sort of faculty chautau
qua.' One talk is given by a member
of the faculty, during each after
noon. So far the discussions have cen
tered themselves mostly around
ideals, around use and not abuse of
opportunities, and a return to the
sane high standards of our Puritan
We are a different generation from
that of our grandparents. We de
mand much of ilfe, and give little in
return. We are growing extreme;
they were moderate and temperate.
While I am yet young, I have a
right to accuse my own generation,
myself along with it, of taking the
easiest road to the goal. And'even as
I write, I find the surest possible
proof of what I am saying in my own
mind, for I ^vant to use slang to give
my thoughts their exact meaning. I
know several phrases that are cur
rent here with the very best minds.
I dare not use them. They are a sym
bol of the v?ry ease which we are try
ing to avoid.
Slang is the easiest way to express
our thought. Jazz is the most appeal
ing sort of music. Yellow back mag
azines have the most striking stories.
Play, instead of work, seems to be
the preferable thing.
But have we the right to take the
line of least resistance, with the heri
tage that we haye, and with the pres
ent and the future that we, as the
coming generation must willingly or
unwillingly help to mould for Ameri
Somehow it seems to me that a par
tial solution is work. Concentration if
you are in school, and acceptance of
responsibility if you have a job in the
As I write these rambling sen
tences, I am sitting in a study hall
with students surrounding me.
This subject is worthy of a better
writing than I have given it, but it
must be thus poorly and hastily writ
ten or not at all. Out of the chaff you
may glean some truth.
February 16, 1922.
The Mule Trough at the Base
of the Monument.
Editor of The Advertiser:
I notice that the iron fence has
been removed from the Confederate
monument and a concrete mule
trough has been built at its base for
the poor old mules to quench their
thirst. Added to this there is a nice
seat around this trough for the ne
groes to sit and smoke and jabber.
Surely this monument must be an
eye-sore and a stench in the nostrils
of the. mayor and aldermen.
This monument does not belong.to
them. The Daughters of the Confed
eracy are the custodians of this mon
ument. It was through their effort
that it was erected there, and by
them it was dedicated and consecrat
ed to the Confederate soldiers of
Edgefield county, both dead and liv
ing, and no man, or set of men has
any right to mar its beauty or to
move ""anything from it,* or to % build
anything abound it, unless it is by
the "consent and ' approval of the
Daughters of the Confedracy. And I
am sure that they entered thei.- pro
test against this mule trough, and the
moving of the iron fence which was
a protection to the monument. I
know who had that fence put there,
but who took it down, and who got
it? If these gentlemen did not say-in
so many words, they did by their ac
tions, "We will take down this fence
and put a mule trough here." Well,
the darkies couldn't sit on the fence,
but they can sit on the base from
early morn until dewy eve.
I look upon that monument as be
ing as sacred' as the tomb at my i
mother's grave. And I say that the
council has just as much right to
make a hitching post of Col. Bacon's
or Col. Bland's monument as they
had to put a trough at the base of
this monument, for old mule frames
covered with a little hide and hair,
in order that they may stand there
for hours at a time.
How are the ladies going to deco
rate this monument with flowers in
May? Echo answers, "How?"
The trough is a desecration to the
monument. It is a burning shame; it
is a dishonor to the dead soldiers of
the Confederacy; a slap in the face of
eveiy *ng veteran and a gross in
sult to uhe Daughters of the Confed
eracy. And if I were them I would
publish it from Dan to Beersheba;
I would tell it in Gath and I would
proclaim it in the streets of Askalon,
"Palsied be the tongue and withered
be the arm that speaks or acts light
ly of a Confederate past."
I will relate a little incident that I
heard in the mountains of this state
several years ago. I was stopping with
a family by the name of Kay, and
there was a great revival going on at
a Baptist church, hard by. There were
five children in this home, three sons
and two daughters. Four of them
joined the church. The next morning
at the breakfast table the mother said
to her oldest son: "Ben, why don't
you join the church? Mary and Sue
and Harry and Jack have joined."
Ben looked at his mother with amaze
ment and saidf'Mother, if I join the.
church, who's going to drive the
oxen?" So I will let the fellow that
drives the oxen finish up the matter)
and as my friend Jeff Lewis would
say, "Do you see the point? Do you
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
RED OAK GROVE.
Officers of Sunday School Re
Elected. Women Held
The Sunday school at Red Oak
Grove has the same officers for this '
year, reorganizing as follows: Mr. W.
M. Agner ?superintendent, Mr. J. M.
Fann, secretary and treasurer, Mr.
George Bussey, Bible class teacher,
and Mr. James Rearden, assistant. It
is encouraging to the superintendent
of the Sunday school to have the pa
rents and especially the deacons of
the church present any time, but
more so on reorganization days. Mr.
George Bussey being called away on.
account of si?kness was the only
deacon, absent so he being ^reelected
as Bible teacher, the Sunday school
should have the full cooperation and
full assurance of the fact) and go
The W. M. S. held a business meet
ing immediately after Sunday school,
the time being carried back to the
original date, second Sunday in each
month. The Christmas offering will
be forwarded by the last of the quar
ter. Small gifts are as acceptable in
the Lord's treasury as any, provided
it be given as widow's mite. May we
be sure that we are honest about the
The study classes in the wo
man's auxiliaries have their interest
ing features, which are quite helpful
Mrs. Fannie Bush was hostess on
last Saturday for circle No. 1, and
had as her guests for dinner Mrs. J.
M. Bussey and Mrs. T. W. Lamb.
Miss Thelma Donrwho has recent
ly been promoted from the Sunbeam
band to the Y: W. A.'s will be hostess
for the meeting on-March 19th. ?
Mrs. Mamie Bussey left last week,
for an extended visit to relatives ?T
Greenwood and Spartanburg, and to.-,
attend the Billy Sunday meeting.
Lined up or rather packed around :
the tabernacle in Jacksonville, we
viewed the estimate of twenty thou
sand people who. had gathered to hear
this wonderful divine, but only the
seating capacity of twelve or fifteen
thousand were admitted. However,
it was not first come, first served in
that instance, though we gained
much by the experience and obserb
ing, preferring not to take chances, -
as some did, to be first. The Times
Union next morning stated many ar
ticles were gathered up after the
crowd dispersed and would be adver
tised, that the losers might obtain
?them. Among them were slippers, .
hats, (men's and women's) jewelry,
wraps, boxes, candy and numerous
other things. Babies and children
were not the only victims who came
near benig overcome in the jam, for
we gave room to a fainting woman,
which we were not so fortunate in
gaining, hence were left among the
By the way, having on identifica
tion badge, it was observed by a W.
M. U., and in that way we were soon
acquainted, and much interesting
news was related concerning the
mission work being done at that time
in the Everglades. There, as in many
places, leaders and laborers are
We are glad to learn that Antioch
has secured Rev. Mr. Allen to preach
for them. There are several pastor
less churches in our association now.
It is a wise plan for Sunday schools
and other church organizations to
feel a double responsibility upon
them when without a pastor and en-,
deavor to do even more to keep up
the church work.
Well, among, the numerous reme
dies to overcome the boll weevil, the
latest comes to us from the sugges
tion of an old colored man, which he
says- is to "spray de cotton wid licker,
den de w?eble will jes as lefe go to
de briar patch as de cotton, same as
if a man what drink de stuff jes es
soon be at one place as tother."
Names on Honor Roll.
. ' The following honor roll for first
term of Edgefield graded school was
unintentionally omitted from the roll
published last week:
Fourth Grade: T. A. Broadwater,
Jim Covar, Helen Dunovant, Emma
Perrin Mims,. Elizabeth Nicholson,'
Frances Paul, Floride Turner.