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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Memorial Day Observed. Dis
trict Conference Held at
Saluda. Concert Fri
Memorial Day was observed here
on Wednesday by the Mary Ann Buie
chapter, U. D. C., and the exercises
were beautiful and appropriate.
Heretofore, May 10th has always
been observed; but this year the
chapter had the observance on Ap
ril 26th, so as not to conflict with
some plans for the veterans for the
10th. The 26th is Georgia, Memorial
Day. The Memorial exercises were
held in the Methodist church at 4
o'clock, and the speaker for the oc
casion was Mr. Rion McKjSsick, of
Greenville. The veterans were all
seated at the front and the chapter
occupied one section of the church.
There was a large attendance, the
stores closing for one hour. Mr. Mc
KissicLc made a most beautiful ad
dress and spoke feelingly of the
Confederate veteran, and paid a great
tribute to the heroes of the 60's who
gave their lives in the defense of
their country. The roll call of the de
parted soldiers was had, and as each
name was called, a lineal descendant
would place a flower in the large
wreath of green, and after the 64
names of those buried here in Mt. of
Olives cemetery and Lott burying
, ground had been called, a beautiful
wreath of red and white flowers was
completed. This wreath was later
placed at the monument erected in
memory of the Conferedate dead. Af
ter the exercises the children gather
ered up the wreaths and bouquets,
and all went to the cemetery and the
graves of the hero soldiers with hearts
of gold, were decorated. As the vet
erans passed from the church, and
on their way to see the graves dec
orated, little girls with baskets of
rose petals scattered'these along their ?
--?inte sick but we are glad to report
that she is now improving.
The Edisto District conference,
U. D. C., that was held last week at
Saluda, with the Lucinda Horne chap
ter as hostess, was well attended,
those going from here were Mrs. 0.
D. Black, State Registrar, Miss Zena
Payne, District Historian, Mrs. Thom
as Weiderman and Miss Clara Saw
yer delegates from the Mary Ann
Buie Chapter, and Mesdames John
Wright, J. W. Cox, J. H. White, P.
B. Waters and Miss Maude Sawyer.
The conference was well attended
considering the fact that Saluda is
in the extreme northern section of
the district. The next conference goes
Mrs. J. H. White has been spend
ing a few days in Saluda with rela
Mr. Tom C. White of Wilmington,
N. C., has been for a visit to his
brother, Mr. J. H. White.
Mr. A. B. Lott is at home from a
short visit to Newberry.
Mrs. W..R. Darlington of Allen
dale, vice president of Edisto Dis
trict, U. D. C., was the guest of Mrs.
O. D. Black, following the district
conference at Saluda. On Friday,
from 12 to 2 o'clock, she entertanied
with a beautiful luncheon in her
honor, those invited being the ten of
ficers of the Mary Ann Buie chapter,
and several other friends. The rooms
were decorated in quantities of ros
es that lent a fragrance to all. The
officers were presented to Mrs. Dar
lington, and she made a short talk
concerning the chief objectives of
the U. D. C. She said, though, that
the chapter was such a good working
one it did not need any suggestions
from her. A pleasant contest was
had, the answers being names of
Confederate generals. Mrs. James
Tompkins having the most correct
list was given a large bouquet of
roses. Mrs. Darlington was presented
a bouquet of red and white roses.
Later all were seated and a delicious
two course luncheon was served.
Little boutonnaires of red and white
flowers were at each place. The occa
sion was a most pleasant one.
The Sunday School convention of
the Ridge Association met with the
Philippi church on Saturday and
Sunday, the delegates of the John
ston church being the twenty-one
teachers. Saturday was such an in
clement day that only a few went
Mrs. Martha-Edwards .?
from here, but on Sunday, the major
ity of the teachers attended, going
after Sunday school.
Miss Dorothy Wheale, a national
director Y. P. B. and lecturer, visit
ed the local W. C. T. U. last Monday,
and in the evening made an address
in the Baptist church. She spoke of
the great good accomplished through
organized effort of the bands. She
closed her address with a forward
look in W. C. T. U., saying that even
greater things were at hand. Miss
Wheale was heard with much inter
est and it was a matter of regret that
the audience was not such a large
The concert given last Friday
evening by Prof. Whilden and Mr.
Fred Parker was one of the most
beautiful and greatly enjoyed enter
tainments that has ever been given
here. Both of these are very talent
ed musicians, and they have the
thanks of all for their geenrosity,
for they gave the musical to raise
funds for a worthy cause.
Miss Fannie Pruitt, one of the
teachers of the High School, who has
been sick for several weeks, has
grown worse and was carried to thc
hospital last week for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mobley return
ed last week from Auburndale, Fla.,
where they spent the winter.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher went to Green
wood to attend the Missionary insti
tute that was held there recently.
Mr. Jule Mobley spent last week
in Charleston, going at this time to
enjoy Magnolia Gardens.
The Grammar school grade has
recently organized a base ball team
with Victor Johnson as manager and
captf.in. This is a most promising
young team, and they bid fail* to ri
val the High School team.
Mr. W. T. Walton, came near hav
ing a serious car accident recently.*:
Wiile driving with a friend, the car?
in some way struck a small tree full
force, uprooting it. 'The occupants J
were not .hurt, only, shaken* up, and
.the car- did^ot^^c^^y^
:?:?5 Arme Waters of' Augusta
spent the week-end here at her home,
and upon her return, was accompa
nied by her mother, Mrs. Mary Wa
ters, who will visit her sister who
resides in Augusta.
Mrs. O. S. Wertz has gone to
Greenwood to spend a while with her
daughter, Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn.
Mr. Thomas Cook of Chattanooga,
Tenn., is visiting his niece, Mrs. Bet
At an early date the Town Libra
ry will make an addition of 20 new
books to the shelves, some fnuds hav
ing been derived from a recent enter
Miss Barre pf Lexington, has been
for a visit to her sister, Miss Veda
Miss Marion Turner spent the
week-end at Leesville with Miss Leda
We are having some beautiful sun
shiny weather. The farmers are tak
ing advantage of it. The acreage of
cotton as been decreased a great deal
but there will be enough planted for
Mr. Boll Weevil.
The grain in this section is almost
The Celestia school closed the 21st
of April, Miss Grace Verner being
A number of people from this com
munity attended the closing exercis
es of Eulala school last Wednesday
night, which were enjoyed very
much by the people.
Little Louise Freeland has been on
the sick list for the past week. We
are glad to report that she is better.
Mrs. Heber Wheeler is very sick
with typhoid fever.
Little Evelyn Watkins is spending
a while with her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Belton Watkins.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Boone and
children spent last Sunday with Mr.
Mrs. Zack Ouzts gave her daught
er, Miss Ethel, a birthday dinner last
Sunday. She invited a number of her
friends to dine with her.
I am now prepared to sell ice in
any quantity. Will deliver anywhere
J. P. NIXON.
McMurrain's old stand near depot.
The Home of Ford Cars,
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Jr.,
ter ta ins for Miss R?sela
Miss R?sela Parker, whose mar
riage to Mr. Leon Warren is to o<i
:ur on May 24th, was honorerai
V?rs. W. L. Dunovant's delightful
party Thrusday afternoon of \?&t
Tables for bridge were arranged'in'
;he spacious dining and living room*,J
which were en suite and elabora^y,
decorated with fragrant cut flowers.^
At the conclusion of the games ?j?s?
ion oree was presented with an at-:'
iractive towel as a trophy of the.!
Mrs. P. M. Feltham made top
?core ,receiving a pretty hand ina
landkerchief. . \
To Mrs. Hugh Mitchell-went thc'
sooby, showing that the best of ,$l?$r-j
?rs can lose. ? -vl$?g^
Chicken salad, tomatoes with-ma'yj
mnaise on lettuce heart,s cra'ckeig.
ind iced tea made a. delicious course,:
;ompleting the lovely party. . j "
Colliers News. ...
The Colliers school: closed Th'urk
liy, April 27th,"and Frid^-^?^d"'
i nice neighh:^
juite a nice crowd. We were very
rjad to have Miss Ellie Dorn with us,
vho added so much' pleasure to the
lay, by her beautiful playing and
linging. She is a talented musician
md very unselfish, for she needs no
>egging. When the dinner hour ar
?ived the huge baskets were brought
md the very bountiful dinner was
ipread upon the long table under the
hady oaks. After everybody had eat
in heartily, a large basket was filled
vith good things for Mrs. Will
iolmes, who has been very sick for
luite a while. We are glad to say
ne is solne batter.
The guests from a distance for the
)icnio were Messrs. Jinks and Iv
Horgan and Mr.Larl Mims.
.Colliers is very much saddened by
he departure of our very popular
eachers, Misses Vana Morgan and
Vlary Carroll. A prize on spelling
vas given by Miss Carroll, which was
von by Miss Robbie Ruth Miller.
Mrs. G. A.. Adams visited Mrs.
sam Adams, Sunday who has been
(ick for nine months, she reported
hey saw no improvement in her con
We are sorry to report Miss Flor
mce McKie is on the sick list. Hope
ihe will soon be her gay, happy self
Miss Lucia Miller was the guest
)f Miss Lena Wells Wednesday night.
Miss Ellie Dorn is visiting Miss
The many friends of Miss Kate
lammond will regret to learn of her
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Miller and fairi
ly spent Sunday ni the home of Mr.
Mrs. Georgia Harrison was the
.veek-end guest in the home of Mr.
K. W. McKie.
In the robbery of the Bank of
rrenton, the night of October 19th,
L920, a certificate for 10 shares of
stock in the Bankers' National Life
insurance Company of Orangeburg,
3. C., dated December 9, 1919, in fa
for of the undersigned was stolen,
ind notice is hereby given that at the
expiration of legal notice, I will ap
ply to che company for a duplicate
certificate of stock.
WALLACE W. WISE,
4-5-6t. Trenton, S. C.
re Service Reigns Supreme.
Miss Florence Mims Makes
?Comments on the Staid
I have three more weeks in whici.
'to write letters before school is out
If I had more I'm afraid I should find
-my information and inspiration her?
inadequate for the occasions. "Thc
.world is so full of a number oi
things," that I should be able tc
find subject matter, but Tonkawa is
not the world, only a little western
cross-section of it.
The Indians have hibernated now
that the spring rains have come. 1
haven't seen any for a long time.
How inappropriate anyway is damp
ness and grayness to their colorful
ness and brilliance.
If I had finished the quotation of
:Robert . Louis Stevenson. I would
have added, "I am sure we should all
be-as happy as kings." Since it is
"possible for words to become obso
lete, perhaps it is also possible for
^quotations to have the same fate.
That was an excellent quotation in
3tsrtime, but there are few of us who
?vould exchange our simple and
.simple and sometimes infrequent
?o^ujg^^for that of any king to
I have a new expression pupilj a
little boy five years old, named Bob
bie. He is the son of one of the teach
ers at the University Preparatory
School. The other day I was telling
him a story about a king. I asked him
who a king was, and he replied "a
king is a man who wears a crown."
That struck me as being the best defi
nition I had heard in many a day.
He did not know what wisdom he
had uttered. "The golden symbol of
his kinglihood" is about all that the
good sovereign has to boast of today.
Conventions, like clanking chains
hold him to traditions of the past.
The future holds nothing more truly
for him than wars and rumors of
wars, that may dethrone him. And
how helpless is a king without his
throne. The peasant knows the
"sweet weariness of accustomed
toil," but a king has been cursed with
luxury. What a soul satisfying thing
it is to work, for the joy of working.
The worst injustice of all that they,
do a king, is to have his advisors think
for him. I began at the wrong
end of Stevenson's other quotation,
"Shoes and ships and sealing wax and
cabbages and kings," and perhaps I
know more about any of the other
things than I do about kings, for I
have never seen one. And that brings
me to another idea for this article
has developed into a regular
Joseph's coat for miscellany, or a
patch work quilt. This idea is-Facts.
My articles are often, not fact, but
fancy. The actual statements are ac
curate but they are embellished with
my own imaginings. If one of the
faculty here could see them he
would say that they were flat, stale
and unprofitable, and that the truth
was not in them. This particular fac
ulty member thinks that if three hun
dred men were killed in a battle, it
would be worse than falsehood, it
would be irretrievably wrong to say
there were about two hundred and
One must be accurate, know sta
tistics and be able to quote them,
One must not dream but reason. And
it is not without a vision according to
him but with a vision that the people
The other day, some one was dis
cussing the size of Alabama, and he
immediately announced that there
were a certain number of square
miles in Alabama and he may have
even added the rods and yards. Now,
he is not from Alabama, and I doubt
if he has ever been there.
Now, it grieves me to think that
anyone should cram the brain with
the square miles of a state, when
they might fill it with air castles of
the same proportion. This professor
was planning a speech recently and
was exceedingly annoyed because
there were no facts to be found on
the subject in the library. I told him
that facts were such relative things,
that he ha das much right to make a
statement and sign his name to it,
so to speak, as a great many other
people. I told him to intersperse his
facts with fancy, with beautiful
thoughts. He looked at me as though
every fact in the world were his per
sonal friend, and I had slandered each
of them. He said that people wanted
fact, and I said that they wanted fan
cy. He said that they would not re
member fancy, and I said that they
^would remember neither, in its ori
ginal form; that the object of a
speech was to inspire, to touch some
cord tha. would vibrate endlessly and
affect a person's life without his
even being thoroughly conscious of
it. But nothing did I avail. He gath
ered his facts closer to him and I
wandered away with my dreams. I
did not hear his speech, but I know
that no one could have found fault
with its correctness, and perhaps at
the end they were wiser. I would pre
fer that they should have 'been the
Not every one is so fortunate as I,
to have so kind a critic as you, read
ers. If I liked you less I would write
the very conventional thing, but as
it is, I entrust . all of these far
fetched but sincere ideas of mine with
We have been having ' real bad
weather. We are afraid it-will injure
the grain and fruit.
We certainly had a splendid mget
.ing Kt Rehoboth on the
Sunday morning, and Mr! James
Parks gave us a splendid talk Sun
Messrs. Strom Culbreath and Lee
Reynolds visited in the home of Mr.
Press Stone last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wash spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. E.
Mr. Johnnie Wash spent a while
at the home of Mr. W. R. E. Winn
We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Kate
Moultrie's illness. We hope that she
will soon recover.
We are all glad to know that Mrs.
T. B. Culbreath is doing so nicely.
Mr. Marion Traylor gained his
health once by drinking the Rehoboth
mineral water, so Mr. Thayer Seig
ler is trying it for his health.
Mrs. J. E. Morgan and her daught
er, Carrie, spent a while with Mrs.
Susie Winn, Monday.
Messrs Will Winn and Thayer
Seigler went to Greenwood Monday.
Mr. Winn's daughter and little son
went with him.
Messrs Lee Reynolds, Robert Moul
trie and Fred Wates visited in the
home of Mr. G. S. Coleman Sunday.
Everyone must bear in mind that
the Woman's Missionary society will
meet at Mrs. R. D. Seigler's the first
Saturday afternoon. We hope there
will be a large number present.
Sunday School Day at the
The Methodist church was the
scene of a beautiful exercise on Sun
day morning when the annual chil
dren's day service was celebrated.
The people of all the churches went
to enjoy the occasion, and the church
was filled to overflowing. The pro
gram had been arranged by Mrs.
Lovick Smith, and Miss Sadie Mims
Little Mildred Mae Alford, the in
fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Alford was baptized by Rev. G. W.
M. Taylor, and the music and all that
was done was highly edifying and up
lifting. Mr. S. B. Nicholson, super
intendent of the Sunday school pre
sided over the meeting.
FOR SALE: A limited quantity of
Batte's Prolific corn for seed at $2.00
E. J. MIMS.
Dr. Jester and . Greenwood
On Tuesday afternoon, May 9*
there will be a meeting of unusual
interest in the Methodist church be
ginning at 4 o'clock promptly. Dr..
Jester of Greenwood, pastor of the
First Baptist church of that city will
be the central figure, speaking-to
every one who will come on the
"Duties of a Christian Woman to
Her Government, especially relating
to the Coming Primaries." Dr. Jester
is especially interested in the devel
opment of the ballot in the hands of
women, and we feel sure that all the
men and women of our town and sur
rounding country will be pleased tc*
hear what he has to say on this new
and important subject. We shall be
very glad to have our friends from.
Johnston, Trenton and the communi
ties adjoining them and Edgefield to?
come and enjoy this occasion with
Mrs. Richard Williams, ^president
of the South Carolina League of Wo
men Voters will also be present, andi
the music will be furnished by the
friends from Greenwood. Mrs. S. W
Page,.1- ..; f a descendant of Dr.
Basil Manly, the founder of the
Edgefield Baptist church will come
and sing. Mrs. Page is the leader of
the choir m^the First Baptist church
of Green AMod and president of the
Greenwood music club. '
Mr. Huey, a returned soldier who
has become a resident of Green
wood since the world war and,his;re
turn from France and is leader of.
the Presbyterian church choir, will
also sing, and these will be accompa
nied by Miss Evelyn Dallss, chosen
for lier beauty and popularity as the
Palmaf?sta representative ?Tom
We wish to give these jGreenwP od'
friends a full and appr?ciative audi
ence. The singers from Greenwood
will furnish-all the music, and. have
promised us several selections.
Remember, Tue'sday,,. May .afc
Membership Contest on in
W. C. T. U.
The 50th anniversary of the W. C.
T. U. will be celebrated, in 1924. In
preparation for this event, the na
tional organization is calling for an,
enlarged membership of one million
members. Edgefield has begun thc
membership campaign and on Mon
day afternoon, at the home of Mrs
J. L. Mims, a meeting was called
which was largely attended. Mrs. J.
L. Mims, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant and
Mrs. Helen Nicholson are at the head
of a trio team, dividing the union in
three parts, each trio team compet
ing in a contest for increased mem
bership. At the meeting on Monday,
12 new members were reported, and
others are expecting to add their
names before the contest is over, on
May 16. At the close of the contest
a reception will be held for all the
new members and the team winning
the largest number of members.
Monday afternoon Mrs. W. B
Cogburn read the scripture lesson*
Mrs. J. W. Peak led in prayer and the
contest songs were sung.
?Miss Gladys Lawton who was the
High School winner in recitation was
invited to give the selection and the:
ladies present enjoyed it very much
Miss Lawton hus just returned from:
Columbia where she was chosen ia
the final contest out of 43 readers
from various sections of the state to
contest for the state prize. She made
a splendid impression and came very
near being a prize winner.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant gave a very
interesting story on the great League
of Women Voters Convention recent
ly held in Baltimore and the Pan
American Congress in Washington,
which she attended as a delegate
from South Carolina.
At the close of the meeting, re
freshments wer2 served.
I hereby give notice that an inter
est bearing certificate of deposit for
$1,000, dated May 24, 1921, issued
by the Farmers and Merchants Bank
of Johnston, S. C., has been lost ia
the mails and that I will apply to said
bank for a duplicate certificate on
Thursday, June 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Edgefield, S. C.
April 25, 1922.