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the postofiice. at Edgefield S. C.
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lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, September 27.
"Blessed is the Peacemaker."
That Governor Harvey has made
good as chief executive is on the lips
of every person one meets, having
rendered more actual service to the
people during the short time that he
has been governor than any other
governor the state has had in a long
time, liz has busied himself in hither
to unthought of ways to serve the
people, always proceding tactfully,
wisely and with a firmness that has
commanded the highest respect.
Governor Harvey has rendered
Edgefield county a lasting service in
the role of peacemaker which is
greatly appreciated by our people,
having b;en the means of reconciling
the differences existing between the
sheriff and the supervisor. Instead of
'handling the situation in a bungle
some or meddlesome sort of way, he
used his good offices as governor in a
kindly and fraternal spirit which not
only restored the friendship hereto
fore existing between Mr. Swearin
gen and Mr. Edmunds but he also
won the confidence and lasting
friendship of these two men.
The Governor will not only receive
the scriptural blessing promised
peacemakers but the people of Edge
field county also rise up and call
. ? . .
Let's Have No Recurrence of '76.
History has not yet fully recorded
the horrors and humiliations incident
to the aftermath of the Civil War in
this state, known among our people
as the days of '76 or the Reconstruc
tion period. After the battle flag had
been furled and battle-scarred Con
federate veteran wended his weary
.way home or to where his home once
was (now perchance a heap of ashes)
he soon realized that there were bat
tles none the less fierce at home to be
Where fortune once smiled the
carnage of war had left wreck and
ruin. But a task as Herculean as that
of rebuilding wasted fortunes was
the establishment of an orderly gov
ernment from a chaotic condition,
which was largely brought about by
, ' the reins of government being placed
'the hands of an ignorant and un
" developed race. However, those who
suddenly found themselves in authori
ty were in the main a kindly people
and the situation would not have been
so aggravated had it not been for the
piesence of the "carpet-bagger" and
the "scallawag." A detail of the hor
rors" they experienced and the meth
ods employed by our forebears in
throwing off this yoke, than which
? yoke history records none more gall
nig to a people, need not be recount
ed here, but the blood of McKie Meri
wether shed upon the altar of his
State at Hamburg and the blood of
Bose Etheredge so ruthlessly spilled
at Phoenix cries to us to take every
possible precaution to prevent a're
currence of these hellish experiences
by condemning disloyalty wherever
it occurs and by stopping the en
croachment of Tolbertism and Re
publicanism in South Carolina.
A grievous mistake has been made;
one which should call forth the se
verest criticism and condemnation of
our people. W. G. Ouzts and M. A.
Watson, descendants of two very old
Edgefield families that have had an
honorable part in making history for
Edgefield county and for South Caro
lina, have become so closely associat
ed with Tolbert and his crowd, if
not allied with the Republican party,
as to attend and have their names of
ficially connected with the State Re
publican convention. Both of these
men have denied affiliating with the
Republican party but if they had
been true to the faith of their fath
ers, they would have kept as far from
the Republican fold as possible, in
stead of seeing how near they could
get without being branded out-and
These men were unwilling to ride
to Columbia in the same coach with
the negro delegates, but they were
willing to sit and sup with them at
Tolbert's political table in a negro
theatre. By this act of gross disloy
alty they haye proven themselves al
together out of accord with the white
people of Edgefield county, and we
do not know how they feel about it,
but were we iii their plight we would,
..like the Arabs, fold our tents and
?Hen tl y steal away" to some region
where we would be m?re nearly in
accord with the people.
The old Edgefield Advertiser was a
sentinel on the Democratic watch
:o\ver in 1876, issuing on the occa
sion of the Red Shirt reunion in
1878 a special edition printed in red
ink, and the writer feels that he
wouli be recreant to duty (a sort of
particeps criminis) if we were to fail
to line up The Advertiser of the
present day against such flagrant
disloyalty on the part of two Edge
field men, from whom we had a right
to expect better things. They have
done Edgefield county a great injus
tice that will not be soon forgotten.
"The Confederate Soldier in
the Civil War."
This is the title of an excedingly
valuable Confederate history which
Mrs. Susan B. Hill has committed in
to the keeping cf Mrs. B. B. Jones
for the ''Johnnie Rebs," thejunior
U. D. C. chapter. This book was the
possession of the lamented Dr. J. W.
Hill and Mrs. Hill, desiring that it
be thus preserved, has very generous
ly made this bestowal. It is the most
cmoplete store-house of things that
are dear to the hearts of those who
loved the Southern Confederacy that
the writer has ever seen. In fact we
did not know that such a book was
In existence .Besides the valuable
text which contains almost endless
facts and figures that are authentic,
wit^an introduction by Gen. Fitz
hugh Lee, there are hundreds of il
lustrations of Confederate officers,
forts, battles, monuments, state capi
tols, flags, Confederate currency, as
well as illustrations of other things,
the sight of which will bring a thrill
to the hearts of those who are loyal
to all that was pertaining to the Old
South and the Confederacy. The
book was published in 1895 by the
Courier-Journal Job Printing Com
pany of Louisville, Ky. No library,
private or public, is complete with
Resolutions on the Death of
Mr- A. S. Tompkins.
Whereas: For the past thirty years
Arthur Smyly Tompkins has been
one of the truest friends of the Edge
field High School. He gave his time;
his talents; his means; and was loved
and revered by the entire student
body. His visits to "the school were
always hailed with delight. His talks
were always instructive as well as en
tertaining because of his intellect
and inimitable wit and he never
came without leaving some child's
Measured by the standards of ser
vice and self sacrifice, he who sleeps
today bears with him to the tomb a
legacy so rare that even envy is com
pelled to pay the tribute of admi
Therefore, be it resolved
First, that while we shall miss him,
we bow in humble submission to Him
who doeth all things well, and shall
strive to emulate his worthy example
Second, That a copy of these reso
lutions be published in the next
school paper; a copy sent to the fam
ily; a page in our minute book be
dedicated to his memory and a copy
be published in each of the county
W. 0. TATUM, Jr.
Com. for Tillman Literary Society.
Mr. J. L. Miller spent Sunday with
Mr. Ben Mims in Antioch section.
Mr. 0. P. Reese spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. D. T.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hammond and
little son spent Sunday with Mr. T.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hammond of
Augusta made a flying trip last Wed
nesday night to see his mother, Mrs.
Miss Marie Prescott spent the past
week with Mrs. G. S. Miller.
Mrs. W. T. Miller and children
spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
E. M. Miller.
Mr. Edd Wells, Messrs. J. L. and
W. H. Miller and L. C. Hammond of
Augusta spent Sunday with home
folks. . v
Mr. T. E. Miller spent Sunday with
his sister, Mrs. E. B. Williams in Gil
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Miller and
daughter spent Sunday last with Mr.
J. L. Miller.
Mrs. W. H. Mathis and children
have returned home after spending
last week with Miss Ellie Mathis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott from
Greenwood spent last Tuesday night
with Mr. J. L. Miller.
Miss Alberta Talbert spent last
Wednesday with Miss Ellie Mims.
MEETING AT EDGEFIELD.
Program of Baptist Woman's
Mission Society October
5th to 7th.
Thursday, October 5
Song--How Firm a Foundation.
W. M. U. Watchwords in unison:
I con do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.
God is able. 2 Cor. 9:8.
Devotional-Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Bible Promises-Philippians 1:6,
Acts 1:8, 2 Cor. 9:8 (verse in
Bible Prayers-Colossians 1:9
12" Ephesians 3:14-21.
4:1-3, Ephesians 5:1,2, Philippians
Prayer for all the 75 Million Cam
paign interests in South Carolina.
Brief Talks: News Notes
a. From our General Board, Mrs.
b. From State Mission Accomplish
ments and Needs, Mrs. D. B. Hol
c. From our Sunday School work, jj
Mrs. B. L. Mims.
d. From our Educational Institu
tions, Mrs. J. P. Nixon.
Prayer for our Secretaries and
other leaders. . | J
Poem-Pray, Give, Go, Mrs. A. T.
a. Connie Maxwell Orphanage
A Campaign Asset, Mis3 Kellah Fair.
b. S. C. Baptist Hospital-A Home
of Merck, Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
c. Paying what we owe-Ministe-1J
rial Relief Fund, Mrs. W. B. Cog
1. For these institution and their
corps of workers.
2. For the veterans of the cross 11
and their families.
Song-'Help Somebody Today.
The Relation of these State Inter
ests to Southwide Institutions and
World-Wide Missions, Mrs. M, \N.
Reading-Poem, Somebody, Mrs.
E. S. Strom.
Closing Song and Prayer for all
Friday, October 6
The young people's societies of the
church will have charge if the exer
cises on Friday afternoon and the
full program will b? published next
Saturday, October 7
On Saturday a meeting of the
first division Woman's Missionary
Union will be called at Edgefield by
the First Division president, Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn, and the following pro
gram will be carried out.
All societies of the churches in theP
division are invited to be present.
Meeting of the First Division W.
M. U., including the following
churches: Berea, Bethany, Edgefield,
Gilgal, Little Stevens Creek, Bold
Spring, Mountain Creek.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn will preside j
over the meeting.
Devotions-Mrs. John T. Griffis.
Roll Call of W. M. S. and Y. W. A.
societies with verbal reports from j ^
The World For Christ-Mrs. T. B
Campaign Plans-Mrs. J. L. Mims
Vocal Solo-Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen.
Song by Sunbeams.
Report of Sunbeam Bands, each | j
responding with a song or recitation.
Report of G. A. and R. A. organi
Plans for the year for Sunbeams,
Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
Address-Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Much Needed Enterprise.
A movement is on foot to estab
lish a creamery in Edgefield which
will enable the farmers who have
but a few cows to realize a profit
from the cream. Instead of having
to ship the milk and cream away to
other towns, once or twice a week
and paying high express, they can
bring their cream to Edgefield any
day in the week. More than half the
capital stock for the creamery has
been secured and the balance will
be easily secured. This is a much
needed, enterprise and one which
should be profitable to the stock
holders, as well as helpful to the
WANTED: White man with small
family to attend to my grist mill at
E. W. SAMUEL.
Come in for a ?
these days. Co
of Dresses just :
on a new plan, ?
Get the McCall
the latest stylei
Mrs. H. H. Watson after a delight
ful visit here with relatives returned
io her home at Greenwood.
Mr. C. H. Seigler has been on the
>ick list but is better at this writing.
Miss Cleo Rhoden spent Saturday
night with Miss Leola Moyer.
Mri Elliot Lewis of Johnston
spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. J. E. and Miss Sue Timmer
man visited Mr. and Mrs. Bass Plun
kett Sunday. ^
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Moyer and Mr.
Cleve Yonce were the spend the day
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holsen
Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Lybrand and
family of the Long Branch section
spent Saturday night with Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Johnson.
Mr. Jesse Moyer made a business
trip to Graniteville Saturday.
Miss Ruth McGee was the guest of
Miss Nelle Rhoden Sunday.
Miss Alloe Rutledge who is taking
a course in millinery in Columbia,
visited home recently, accompanied
by her cousin, Miss Lillian Lewis, al
so of Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman
visited Mr. and Mrs. George Rhoden
Mr. Clinton Pardue who has a po
sition in Augusta spent the week-end
nere with his mother.
Mr. George Rhoden and Mr. 'Price
rimmerman made a business trip to
Trenton one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jackson and
family dined with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Miss Sue Timmerman spent a few
lays last week at Johnston with rel
ieves. Mr. J. E. Timmerman spent
Saturday in Johnston also.
Mrs. S. A. Yonce spent Saturday
ifternoon with Mrs. Jesse Moyer.
Mrs. Edd Ouzts and family of the
Pine Grove section spent one day
ast week here with her sister, Mrs.
3. A. Yonce.
Mr. Gordon Williams and Mr. Carl
bullum motored to Graniteville Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Culham and family of
?armony dined in the home of Mr.
iesse Williams Sunday.
Mrs. Price Timmerman has accept
ed the position as principle teacher
>f Pine Grove school, the school be
COME TO ,
Remember the Dat
All trains will lead to Augu
roads coming into Augusta. 1
dull moment during jubilee,
care of thousands of Visitors
week are assured of great wei
have been spent to make the z
Biggest Gala Week
City of Augus
?ood deal of thinkir
me in and let us sho
received. We handl
md can save you mc
and Pictorial Magazi
s if you plan to m
ginning at an early date.
There will be preaching at the Eu
reka Baptist church Sunday after
noon at 3:00 o'clock, the regular pas
tor, Rev. J. L. Pittman officiating.
Spelling Bee Great Success, j
The old fashioned spelling bee giv- j
en in the Edgefield Court House en
Friday evening was pronounced a
decided success, as a social function
and as a financial undertaking.
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy took this worthy means to
raise some money for their education
al work, and $29.31 was the result,
Mr. J. G. Holland acting as doorkeep
The captains of the two teams
were County Superintendent of Edu
cation W. W. Fuller, who has already
made himself famous as a speller,
and won a cake, and the Editor of
the Edgefield Chronicle Mr. L. W.
Cheatham. Both these captains spell
ed wonderfully, but in the end the
two who were left standing on either
side were Mrs. J. G. Edwards and
Rev. Arthur T. Allen. Both these have
previously won laurels in the spell
ing game, but the outcome was in fa
vor of Mr. Allen who won a Colonial
cake make by Mrs. P. M. Feltham.
The High School prize was a box
of candy made by Mrs. J. G. Edwards I
and was awarded to Miss Sara
The Graded School prize was won
by Margaret Lyon and was also a
box of candy made by the junior U.
D. C. chapter.
Mr. E. H. Folk made a splendid
captain and gave out the words in
such a manner that there could be no
misunderstandings. Mr. Folk has al
ready won all the honors in previous
All hunters and others will take
notice that hunting and trespassing
in every form on my lands, the
Thurmond place, the Prescott place
and the Cross Roads place, is strictly .
forbidden and all who fail to heed
this notice will be made to feel the
force of the law prohibiting trespass
ing on property of others.
B. B. JONES. 1
September 20, 1922. (
I DAYS OF
G BIG CARNIVAL
es, Oct. 25, 26, 27
sta. Special rates on all rail
'hree days of fun, and not a
Augusta is prepared to take
, and all who attend jubilee
come. Thouuamds of dollars
if fair a success.
in History of the
ta is Assured
ig by "Milady"
w you our line
e these dresses
mey on a dress.
ne and look up
ake your own jj
Our Missionaries, Rev. and
Mrs. John Lake Crossing
When this reaches cur readers, the
probability is that the Lakes, as we
affectionately designate them, will
have landed on their native heath and
will be crossing the continent.
A letter written August 20, and
postmarked Canton, China, August
21, reached Edgefield September 21,
taking one month to the day to trav
el from Canton to Edgefield. In this
letter Mr. Lake stated that they
would sail September 7, and after
landing would go straight to Battle
Creek Sanitarium. If they could trav
el as fast as a letter, our good friends
will reach Battle Creek around the
first of October. Their stay for a
while does not necessarily mean that
they are broken down in health, but
after seven or eight years in the trop
ics and a voyage across the ocean,
they must'go somewhere to be quiet
and adjust themselves to new con
Mr. Lake's letter stated that most
of the time of their furlough in this
country would be given to Chinese
in America, especially in the large
cities, most of the Chinese in this
country coming from the regions
around Canton. As the Lakes under
stand the Cantonese dialects, it will
be readily seen that much good can
be done by this contact w ith them on
American soil, having recently come
from the old country, where many
relatives and friends of the Chinese
in America are left. .
Th* Edgefield friends are all hop
ing that the Lakes will be coming to
Edgefield before many more weeks
Mail addresses to Rev. and Mrs.
John Lake, c'o Batle Cree, kwgcide
John Lake,, care of Battle Creek
Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Michigan,
will reach them from now on.
Memorial Service at Baptist
Sunday morning a memorial ser- ;
rice was held in the Baptist church
in memory of Mr. A. S. Tompkins,
cvho had so long been a superintend
ant of the school.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard who was
;he only speaker, recalled the inter
esting fact that in his memory, there
lad been but four superintendents
)f the Sunday-school, all of whom
lad been close friends of his in the
passing years. The first was Mr. A. J.
dorris, for long years an honored
juperintendent, then Mr. A. S.
Tompkins, who served perhaps longer
n this capacity than any who pre
nded or followed him. He referred
;o their close and abiding friendship.
Following Mr. Tompkins was Mr.
?V. B. Cogburnj.who served as-super
ntendenfc of tSe Sunday school in an
sra of its greatest success during the
idministration of Dr. C. E. Burts,
ind later. Mr. Sheppard spoke of the
-reat loss he had sustained personal
y in the passing away of this faith
The present superintendent is Mr.
'. H. Cantelou, who has followed in
he footsteps of his predecessors in
:eeping the love of the Sunday
chool deeply implanted in the hearts
f the children.
At the close of the talk, the class
f Mrs. B. B. Jones, consisting of
4-year old girls sang from the choir
he "Sweet By and By" and the
ames of the church members who
ad died during the year were read
y Mr.' Cantelou as follows, Mrs. Ida
iheppard, Mrs. E. E. Adams, Mr. W.
t. Cogburn, Mr. A. S. Tompkins and
Ir. J. D. Holstein.