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VOL 87v EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1922. _ NO 15 1
Mothers' Day Observed. Com
mencement Next Week.
Mrs. Edwards Enter
tains W. C. T. U.
Mothers' Day was beautifully ob
served on Sunday, and every one
wore the flower to honor, her. At all
the churches tribute was paid to
mother. At the Baptist church, Cr?
die Roll Day and Mothers' Day were
combined and the exercises were held
' in the auditorium at the regular
preaching hour. s
Mrs. J. H. White is superintendent
of the cradle roll, with Miss lea Ed
wards as assistant, and Mrs. L. C.
Latimer is teacher of the beginners'
class, and these ladies arranged a
pleasing program in which the work
of the cradle roll was? clearly shown,
also the work of the beginners. There
were songs, recitations and choruses
- that were marvelously rendered.
There' was a roll elli of all the babies
and' each one was given a gift. After
the roll call bf the elderly ladies of
the church each was presented with a
bouquet of sweet peas. The most
beautiful of all the scenes was when
the little graduates came out in gown
and cap, and were presented with the
diploma and a Bible, which the Sun
day School always presents to each
child as it enters the beginners' class.
The "crowning pf "mother" closed the
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jacobs ar
rived from New York on last Tues
day and are guests in the home of
the former's mother, Mrs. Nettie Ja
cobs. Their marriage is a recent hap
py event, an** they are receiving the
congratulations of their friends.
It is1 a rerget to all to learn that
Miss Ella Jacobs will not be here dur
ing the coming season, as she has ac
cented apposition as teacher in the
.Vftoifth Augusta High-School. She is a
most excellent teacher, and it will be
hard to fill her place in the school
The High School commencement
begins on Friday evening, 26th, with
the musical by the class taught by
Miss Veda Barre. The .baccalaureate
sermon will be preached by Rev. J.
C. Roper of Columbia. The literary
address will be delivered on Monday
evening by Prof. Josiah Morse of
South Carolina university.
The last meeting of the Apollo
Music club was held with Mrs. J. H.
White and Miss Dessie Dean as hos
tesses. The members were glad to
hear that $51.25 had been made at
the "Spinsters' Convention." $15.00
of this was given to the\,High School.
Study topic for nex? year was
voted on, and Musical Forms was the
choice. Miss Ella Jacobs tendered her
resignation as vice president, as she
will not be here this coming season,
and upon an election, Miss Frances
Turner was elected to the office. The
medal, offered for the greatest ad
vancement in music in the High
School, was exhibited. This being the
last meeting this year the retiring
president, Miss Antoinette Denny
thanked the'club for its hearty co
operation, and turned the gavel over
to the incoming president, Miss
Gladys Sawyer. A delightful program
now followed, this being a request
program, and was of the musical
numbers that had been most enjoyed
during the year's program. There
were several visitors present and all
enjoyed a social hour and the refresh
ments of punch and a variety of sand
Mrs. Joe McCreight has returned
from a short visit to relatives in Co
The W. C. T. U. held its regular
meeting on Friday afternoon with
Mrs. V. E. Edwards,and Mrs. T. R.
Denny conducted the business. The
members were interested in the re
port of Mrs. L. C. Latimer, superin
tendent of Scientific Temperance In
struction, who stated that the prize
of $5 offered for the best temperance
essay in the graded school had been
won by Miss Lois Sawyer. She gave
a very interesting account of the
meeting at Edgefield when the prizes
were delivered. The union will again
go to the County Home on Jennie
Cassady's birthday and do their part
in giving the inmates a happy time.
The subject for the afternoon was
Prohibition and Law Enforcement,
and those taking part on the program
were Mesdames A. P. Lewis, J. P.
Bean, L. C. Latimer and Miss Zena
Payne. The point was,brought out
that the influence of home is far
reaching. It is here that the principles
of law observance, which later can be
engendered and made secure. Check
the tendency to disregard authority
in the young and we shall see greater
respect for our laws in the next gen
Mrs. Posey and Miss Jamie Bruce
were guests of their sister, Mrs. Cato,
during the past week.
Mrs. Willie Tompkins and Mrs.
Fannie Jefferson have been visiting
at Meeting Street in the home of
their sister, Mrs. John Allen.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton had a fall on
Friday which resulted in a very se
verely sprained ankle. She is very
feeble and is not able to walk about
the home very much, hence the acci
Mrs. Jesse Derirck has been sick
for the past two weeks, but is now im
Mr. Frank Weirse, of Charleston
is here for a visit to his wife and lit
tle daughter, in the home of Mrs.
Weirse's father, Mr. Westmoreland.
At the Baptist Prayer meeting on
Wednesday evening the topic for dis
cussion was "The Sunday School,"
and the special music was furnished
by the teachers and officers, twenty
five in number. They chose one of
the good, old time melodious songs,
with a ringing chorus, and by the
time they reached the last verse there
seemed to be a contagious musical
spirit and it was found that most ev
erybody had joined in, so at the last
chorus all were asked to sing, and
the good old song sounded more
beautiful than ever before.
The New Century club met with
Miss Zena Payne on Tuesday after
noon,with almost a full attendance.
At' business, conducted by Mrs. P. B.
Waters, plans were made for the ob- .
servanceVof Citizenship .-Day, July:
4th. This day is now a permanent
contribution on the part of the Gen
eral Federation to American life, and.
is the occasion to welcome "u. the du
ties and obligations and are to pledge
themselves anew to their country,
their state and their town. Programs
for the (jay were given out by the
State Chairman who made some sug
gestions for local work. All reports
of officers and committees showed ac
tive work} the club having paid all
indebtedness, with a good amount on
hand. An interesting program was
had and after music, a salad course
was served, each plate having a
boutonni?re of sweet peas.
Mrs. Browne, of Hickory, N. C.,
has been visiting the family of her
son, Mr. John Browne.
Mr. Rawmond Siftley, of Orange
burg, spent a part of last week with
Dr. Mary Huggins attended the Os
teopathic convention' held recently
Mrs. O. D. Black has 'been ap
pointed Matron of Honor from Camp
McHenry, to attend the annual re
union, United Confederate Veterans,
which js being held this week in Dar
Among the veterans going to Dar
lington -to the reunion are Judge J.
G. Mobley, Mr. Frank Suber, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mitchell, of
Leesville spent the week end in the
home of Mr. J. H. White.
Miss Louise Boyd who is teaching
at Graniteville was the guest of Mrs.
Walter Sawyer Saturday and Sun
day. She was accompanied by two of
The firm of Sawyer and Milford
has dissolved partnership and is now
in the name of Mr. Will Sawyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneese and
children and Dr. Kneese, of Ridge
Spring spent Sunday in the home of
Mr. M. W. Clark.
Raid on Still.
Sheriff Swearingen and the Feder
al officers that made the raids in
Edgefield Monday morning went
Monday afternoon to seize a still
about one mile from Gilgal. They de
stroyed several hundred gallons of
mash but the still had been carried
away before they arrived, it being ev
ident that the operators had been in
formed of the presence of the raiding
party at. Edgefield.
More Oil Than Wafer in
My letters consist of what I seemor,
what I think or in what I think:jaoout
what I see. There is not much, to ob
serve around here, and I have.?ot a
nimble wit. However, I have ihpseii
to be a "galley slave," ip use
newspaper jargon, propelling my pen
for an oar and dragging the bi?ii'and
chain of incapacity in writing. "
I like, to study human nature'and
the idiosyncracies that chaTaiitepze,
most of us. Yesterday the $ait:;Fork
river, about a mile from towii>. rose
t? such an extent that people'near
its banks had to leave their Homes.
The river is ordinarily so shallcr^;i?mt
the bottom can be seen. However, I
was not so particularly interested- in
the river as in its effects on people.
A sign from the sky could ?not riave
aroused them more. The flow of ;a riv
er is much more exciting- to the; aver
age citizen here than the flow of r.'oit
The river was so spectacular and it
is the spectacular that arouses inter
est in the onlooker.
What seemed infinitely more;wbn
derful to me was the announcement
the other day that a new oil Well had
"come in." Some one cnme in the
house and in the same voice that he
might say "It is clouding up," he
said, "Old Jim Smith has a iiew d?
well on his place today. He now gets
five hundred dollars a day .?ind will
be a millionaire bef ore lon?." ; Now,
Jim Smith, as I have heard of himpl?
an ordinary mortal that had this go$d
forturie which reads-like the stories
in the "Arabian Nights." But there'
is more oil here than there is water.
As the river has been the topi ti of
conversation for several days, ?-walk
ed out in the sun yesterday to see it.
From the reports I had almost expcc.tr
ed to see it rushing, up hil]-to*.?
and respectably along, except that it
had broadened greatly. It looked al
most exactly like the Savannah. Some
of the people, I think, thought it
greatly resembled the ocean or the
"Father of Waters." Thejr stood on
the bridge under which the "river
eddy whirled" and marvelled; so did
I, but in a different way.' They great
ly enjoyed it for some of them had
never seen anything broader, but I
thought how far I was from the ocean
In the geography I learned of arid
regions, and never thought that I
would live in one, but now I do. It
has rained a great deal lately but
the strong wind dries the roads with
miraculous rapidity almost as soon as
the rain stops. The sidewalks are per
fectly dry with one strong sweep of
Almost every home is provided
with a storm cave. I am planning to
go down in one just for the experi
ence, although I hope it will not be
One day .a part of the campus will
be like a huge pond, and the next day
it will be practically dry. That dry
ness must contsitute a healthful cli
mate, but the heat is already oppres
sive, a strange heat with a strangely
enervating'effect. It ripens the wheat
and makes the roads passable, but
takes at the same time all of the en
ergy from the people.
Tonkawa is the same latitude as
Southern Virginia, but nevertheless
is much warmer than South Carolina.
Well do I remember last September
when the men went coatless to work
and coatless everywhere. I cannot ac
custom myself to it. I am anxious
for the South again, the blessed land
of conventions, and I shall have to
learn many conventions over again,
for I am so used to (excusing the Wes
terner's bluntness, his practical ideas
and his lack of reverence.
When I reach the borders of Dixie
I shall sigh for very relief,*for there
I shall find people that talk like I do,
live like I do and think like I do.
May 10, 1922.
LOST: A gentleman's coat with
a pair of glasses in pocket, on the
road from Edgefield to Mr. John M.
Mays' place. If found please return
ltpd S. B. MAYS.
-pp3dg XJIBQ JO aanjoaq JCSLJ
ist Thursday. I
Tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon at
four o'clock ,Mr. H. S. Mobley, a prac
tical farmer^and dairy specialist will
deliver a lecture in the court house.
H. S. MOBLEY
Friday afternoon, May 19, at four
o'clock he will also speak at Trenton
in the school auditorium under the
auspices of the Trenton Agricultural
Club. These lectures should be heard
by hundreds of farmers who are cast
ing about for substitute for cotton.
Mr. Mobley is being paid by the In
ternational Harvester Company to
make this lecture tour without any
cost to those who are to receive benr
mrmXO^THE HEN rTHE SOW ^
'&';\v' !;..'.> HOG PRODUCTS ?1.900OOOOOO '
t .LET THEM HELP PULL THE LOAD '
? ' ' c - -; ' ? ' . ' .
efit from the lectures. A large num
ber of our people should hear Mr.
Mobley in the court house at 4 o'clock
The closing exercises of the Tren
ton high school will begin Thursday
night, May 25, with a concert by the
m?'sic pupils. The exercises Friday
night will be participated in by the
pupils of the grammar department,
at which time an operetta in two acts,
entitled "The Rose and Pearl," will
be given. Sunday morning the com
mencement sermon will be preached
by Rev. J. E. Henderson of Aiken.
Monday night the reading and
declamation contests will be held, fol
lowed by the awarding of medals. The
graduation exercises will be held
Tuesday morning, the address being
delivered by Mr. B. B. Hare of Sa
I Prof. Tatum Local Chairman.
Prof. W. 0. Tatum has been ap
pointed local chairman of the Citi
zens' Military Training Camps As
sociation as shown by the following
letter and those who desire to seize
this opportunity should see Prof. Ta
You are hereby asked to act as Lo
cal Chairman for the Citizens' Mili
tary Training Camps Association of
the United States. Please find attach
ed letter which we are. very anxious
to have you read to your high school
juniors and seniors, and we will be
glad to have you talk to other mun
whom you think will be interested.
Please call up some local physi
cian and explain the situation to him
and ask him to give your local boys
their physical examination now, free
of charge in order that they may send
in their application blanks without
delay. Ask him to give them their
small pox vaccination and typhoid
inoculation later, and free of charge
if they are willing to pay for the med
We are enclosing application
blanks which we hope you can have
filled out at a very early date and re
turn to us. Note that the simple phy
sical examination should be taken
now and reported on this blank. The
typhoid inoculation etc., should be re
ported on a blank which will be sent
later by Army Headquarters if the
' -vt ' -V;; ; ' ! ' ... i* ^ :
applicant is successful in securing a
We-are very anxious for, South
Carolina to. have her full quota of
men at the camp this summer. If
trouble should arise, our South Caro
lina hoys will certainly be at a dis
advantage unless they take the op
portunity to get this special training.
Have the boys send their blanks to us
and we will forward them1 to head
quarters with a word of approval
which may help place them.
If-.you need additional blanks, we
will be glad to send them upon re
Address all communications to
Reed Smith, Director Extension, Uni
versity, S. C."
State Ch'm. C. M. T. C. A. of U. S.
Federal and Local , Officers
Make Whiskey Raids.
Acting upon the requestj' of Sheriff
W. R. Swearingen who has been in
communication ' with Federal Prohi
bition Officer Bowen of Greenville,
concerning the matter, H. J. Painter,
W. B. Kennedy and J. L. Youmans,
federal prohibition agents, accompa
nied by C. J. Bruce, deputy marshal
of Abbeville arrived^ in Edgefield
Monday morning, having come from
McCormick county where they de
stroyed a 'still west of McCormick
Soon after arriving three raids
were made here, Sheriff Swearingen
accompanying one squad and Mr. L.
H. Harling, the town marshal, accom
panying tlje other. The store and
premises of Mr. M. W. Holston in
north Edgefield were searched but
no whiskey was found. The federal
officers stated that two empty fruit
jar's in Mr. Hol?ton's store^smelled of
At the time Mr.'Ho'stones store''was
search?d, another squad, accomp?riieil
by Sheriff Swearingen, searched the
store of Mr. F. Pearce Ouzts in the
Addison Mill village. Here they found
a quart ^of whiskey in a half-gallon
fruit jar and four Coca Cola bottles
filled with whiskey, these being on a
shelf behind some goods. In the top
of a refrigerator in a building to the
rear of Mr. Ouzts' store formerly
used for a meat market was found a
copper worm of a still. Mr. i
Ouzts' residence was also. searched ?
by the officers. No whiskey, but two
empty jugs, a one-gallon and a two- .
gallon jug that smelled of whiskey .'
were found. Mr. Ouzts was not in his ,
store at the time the search was
made. He is a member of the town .
council, having served for several .
years, and is a candidate for re
election in the approaching municipal
The residence of Mrs. Sallie Gray
who resides a few doors from Mr.
Ouzts' residence was searched by the
same officers, about one and one-half
gallons of whiskey being found.
Mr. Bruce commended Sheriff
Swearingen and Mr. Harling for their
Program Woman's Mission So
ciety of the Baptist Church..
To be ,held Friday, May 19th, at
4:30 p. m.
Subject: Edgefield's Foreign Mis
Poem, "Carolina," composed by
Rev. John Lake-Mrs. A. T. Allen.
Letter from the Lakes-Mrs. J. L.
Duet, "I'll Go Where You Want
Me to Go."
. "The Call of June," Sarah Hughes.
Curios brought from China by Miss
Tribute to June Nicholson by Eng
lish Missionary-Catherine Mims.
Hymn, "Where He Leads Me I
News From J. E. Jackson by his
sister, Mrs. S. E. Srom.
Hymn, "Sweet Bye and Bye."
fo Drive out Malaria /
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Suinine and Iron in a tasteless form,
he Quinine drives out malaria, the
koa builds ue the system. 50 zer.tr
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday School Picnic at Mo
doc. Augusta Picnic at.
Par ks vi! I e. Mothers'
The Sunday school at :Modoc gave;
a picnic last Saturday. One regret,
the superintendent, Mr. Frank Bus
sey was sick and could not be pres
ent in the morning. The teachers
were requested, by the pastor,, Rev^
Mr. Stewart, to assemble with their"
respective classes, We noted the fol
lowing teachers : Mrs. A. V. Bussey,..
Mrs. G. C. McDaniel, Mrs. John Rob
ertson and Mr. J., C. Harvley. Then.1
the children gave the best attention,
to the lecture given by Mr. Jones, au
lawyer and also one who has had.
years of experience in Sunday ischooL
work, from Augusta. His lecture was
based on kindness, which was enter
taining and helpful, being very much,
enjoyed by all. I think Mr. Jones has
a warm welcome awaiting his return
to Modoc. In the afternoon the chil
dren rendered quite creditably a very
instructive and. helpful exercise orv.
State Mission work. To this* success is;
due the efforts of Mrs. Milton Bus
hey. ? -, .
The Sunday school at Flat Rock'
observed Mothers' Day last Sunday
after Sunday,school. The following:
was the program: .
Song, "All Hail the Power of Je
Reading, Miss Louise Bussey.
Duet, Misses Minnie Belle Bailey"
and Louise Bussey.
Tribute to Mother, Mr. Oneal Tim
Song, "God Will Take Care of
The White Flower Poem, Miss Ma-;
mie Timrnerznan.; .
~Toem,'/Mis:> Fannie Dow/
. I.^rijf,.,nn Mothers*-Day.;by '.Rev'-.
Mr. Stuart, oi^Atugusta.
The evening/was very.much enjoy
ed and we greatly appreciate the ser- '
Mrs. Mellie Dow was hostess last .
Wednesday for the W. M. Society,
Mrs. Eva Bussey presiding. The ladies
all enjoyed a real treat in having as
an honor guest, Miss Essie Bussey.
She was invited to tell of the RuraL
Improvement club work which was
inspiring and rendered so interesting
ly. . Edgell eld county proudly claims:
Miss Essie Bussey, though she has
been teaching school most v of ten
years in McCormick county, havingr
taught in only three schools which.
speaks for itself in efficiency.
Mr. Jack Bradley and family re
turned home yesterday. Mrs. Bradley,
with little John William and Charles
spent last week in the home of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dow were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Bear
den last Sunday. .
Miss Maggie Willis was hostess last1
Saturday for Y. W, A. The meeting:
was well attended.
Misses Kathlene Kenrick and Ma
mie Bussey and Mr. Frank Kenrick
stood the teachers" examination last
week at Edgefield. . (
The many friends of Mrs. Press
Parkman will be glad to learn that
she is now able to sit up, after a very
Mr. andsMrs. John Self, accompa
nied by their sister,, Miss Mamie Self
of Plum Branch, wer? guests in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D." C. Bussey,
last week end.
The pretty daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. F. P. Bailey, Misses Pearl and
Minnie Belle, were spend-the-day
guests of Misses Louise and Elizabeth
Misses Sadie and Fannie Dow and
Mr. Clifford Dow visited at Parks
ville last week.
Mr. Perry Hamilton has been sick,
but is now able to return to his farm
Mr. Henry Bussey had his grand
daughter, Miss Essie Bussey with
him last wek.
The St. Luke Sunday school of Art
gusta will picnic at Park s vi lie 17m
inst. Quite a few 6f our young folks
are invited to join them.
Little Edith Morgan has recovered
from her recent illness.
Mr. D. B. Morgan and family dined!
with Mr. and Mrs. Eulie Dom last
. Miss Mamie Timmerman was the '
welcomed guest in the home of Mr.
T. W. Lamb last week.