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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Death of Mr. Andrew Moyer.
Town Library Growing.
D. A. R. and Music
Mr. AndrewMoyer died on Satur
day after a continued sickness, his
health having been in an impaired
state for the past few years; Mr.
Moyer and his family came here from
H the Philippi section, and had been
residing here for the past fifteen
years. He was a good friend and
neighbor and was liked by all who
knew him; he was pleasant in con
versation and always had a good
word for all. He was a member of
the Lutheran church. As a confeder
ate veteran, he was brave and fear
less and the Daughters of the Con
4 federacy placed a laurel wreath on
his bier. The funeral services and
burial took place at Calvary church
near here on Sunday afternoon. Be
sides his widow are left one daught
er and several sons, all grown to
Mr. and Mrs. Clark are now dom
iciled in town and are occupying the
Yonce dwelling on Edisto street.
The town library is still growing and
more new books have been receive'd.
^ The library is open two days out of
the week and those that enjoy read
ing should be sure to go to the libra
Ty and secure a new book that will
give them a week of pleasure. There
is nothing so good for a town as a
Mr. and Mrs. John Paysinger of
Columbia and Mr. Strother Paysinger
of Newberry have been guests of
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Strother.
? Mrs. Blanton and children have
gone to Florida to spend two months
with the former's parents.
Mrs. J. M. Turner has returned
from a visit to her niece, Mrs. Walter
Hendrix of Leesville.
Miss Ruby Glover spent the week
end at Batesburg with home folks.
MrT^an^?" LeT?nd Miller ' and
little son, are spending a few weeks
at the home of Mr. W. M. Bouknight.
The condition of Mr. Thomas R.
Hoyt is no better, and he is confined
to his bed. His friends are grieved
over the seriousness of his condition.
Mrs. Charlie White who has been
visiting in the home of her uncle, Mr.
P. B. Waters, has returned to
Mrs. McCartha of Aiken is the
guest of her niece, Mrs. J. H. White.
Mrs. J. H. Alexander and Lad
die have been for a visit to relatives
Miss Bessie Bean who is teaching
in Louisiana writes very interesting
ly of her work and surroundings.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strother,
Sp?'Harry and Josephine went to Green
ville, S. C., on Monday to spend a
week with relatives.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwin of Green
wood spent the week-end here in the
home of her father, Mr. O. S. Wertz.
Mr. Will Hoyt has gone to Atlan
ta where he has accepted a position.
? His family will remain here for a
Mr. Bland M obi ey will return to
Johnston this fall to make his. home
and will make his home at the old
Gomillion place southeast of John
< Little Sara Carolyn Dobey has
been quite sick, but it is hoped that
she is better now.
Mr. J. C. Lewis and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Payne and little Margaret Hel
en spent Sunday at Meeting Street
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
The friends of Mrs. Smyly Stev
ens will regret to know of the ex
treme illness of her mother at Green
wood. There is little hope for her re
Mr. Steeley Ouzts is making other
improvements on his radio, and
hopes soon to entertain his friends
with music, etc., from afar, as he re
cently did, having gotten connection
with Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The
sound is wonderfully clear. Mr.
Ouzts is quite a genius, having con
structed this radio himself.
The first meeting of the Emily
Geiger chapter, D. A., R., was held
Monday afternoon, with Miss Mallie
Waters, Mrs. J. L. Walker presiding,
there being -twenty-fourpresent. The
chapter voted to give $1.00 for the
K preservation of flags, $1.00 for me
moria! tablet in Old Exchange, in
Charleston, and $1.00 toward the li
b'rary fund for book cases at State
D. A. R. School and to subscribe to
D. A. R. Magazine. A progressive
rook party was planned for to re-im
burse the treasury. Mrs. O. D. Black
was elected delegate to the state con
ference in Spartanburg, Mrs. M. R.
Wright alternate. The program topic
was "Our School and its Needs,"
Mrs. O.D. Black leading the discus
sion and Mrs. Bessie Bean giving a
good paper. Music was furnished by
Mrs. W. C. Connerly. The hostess
served a dainty salad course with
The Apollo music club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. Edvfrard
Dasher, Miss Gladys Sawyer, presid
ing. The club is studying musical
forms and the year books are very
attractive. The club voted to give
$10 to the Loan Scholarship Fund
and $5 toward the fund for estab
lishing a bed at the state park camp
which will be occupied by a young
lady from this community. The medal
for best average in music class of
the high school here will again be of
fered. Mrs. Joe Cox led the program
and as this was the 8th birthday of
the club, a paper on "The Organiza
tion and Development of the Apollo
Music Club" was given by Miss
Payne. The charter members as giv
en by her paper are : Mrs., F. M
Boyd, Mrs. Leland Miller, Mrs. O. T)
Black, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt, Mrs. E. R
Mobley, Miss Anna Harms, Mrs. L
S. Maxwell, Mrs. F. L. Parker, Miss
Zena Payne, Miss Clara Sawyer
Miss Gladys Sawyer, Mrs. W. F
Scott, Mrs. L. E'. Stansell, Mrs. M
T. Turner, Mrs. James Strother, Miss
Lila Maud Willis, Mrs. J. H. White
Mrs. Avery Bland. A musical pro
gram was rendered by Mrs. Earl
Smith, Mrs. W. C. Connerly, Mrs. C
P. Corn and Mrs. G. D. Walker and
Mrs. Mims Walker. The hostess , serv
ed two kinds of frozen cream and
Rev. W. S. Brooke has closed a
fine meeting at Wagener, there hav
ing been many additions to the
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, who is a mem
ber of the state committee of the
furthe:: raising of the pledges of the
75,000,000 campaign, will be active
ly engaged during the next week and
will visit several places in the stats.
Mr. B. B. Alexander, superintend
ent of the high school, was called .o
his home town last Friday to attend
the funeral of a relative.
"Miss Grace Witt has accepted a
position at Batesburg, going to that
city last week. ,
The little child of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommie Gibson was buried at Har
mony on Sunday afternoon, the ser
vices being conducted by Rev. W.
S. Brooke. The little one was a mem
ber of the cradle roll class of the
Baptist Sunday school and was a
bright and winsome child. The sym
pathy of all are for the parents in
Greatly Appreciated Letter of
The editor of The Advertiser
greatly appreciates the following let
ter which has been received from a
young man who was reared near
Johnston but who for several years
has been holding a responsible years
sition in one of the progressive Pied
The Edgefield Advertiser,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I must commend you for the posi
tion you have taken toward the con
nection of Wiley Ouzts and Alex.
Watson with the Tolbert disgrace in
Columbia several days ago. Both of
these men are distantly connected
with my family and for that reason,
if for no other, I feel hurt by their
I enclose herewith my check for
$2,00 in payment of one year's sub
Yours very truly,
Sept. 29th, 1922.
FOR SALE: Big grain Abruszi
rye, perfectly dry, in any quantity
at $1.50 per bushel; Appier oats, 75
cents, and Little May wheat at $1.50
per bushel, all f. o. b. Edgefield.
B. B; JONES.
Strong Endorsement of an
Dear Mr. Editor:
It is very gratifying to a Southern
born South Carolina Democrat tb
read in your columns, and also in
those, of the Edgefield Chronicle, how
you so clearly voiced the sentiment'
of the people of Edgefield county;
when you placed before the public;
the facts concerning the acts of two*
sons of noble Edgefield families whtf
have become involved with Tolbert
and his party.
When I think how hard the fathers
of these men fought and sacrificed
luring the Confederate war and the
following reconstruction days to up
iold white supremacy^nd make our
Fair Southland ?tr to live .in, I ieel
:hat you did not put it strong enough.
Do it again.
It was the Tolberts who caused the
Phoenix riot, accompanied with
Dloodshed and sorrow, and we must
ivoid any possible return of the
As all true Southerners are united
jy the strong bonds of Southern chiv
ilry and patriotism which character
zes our Democratic party, it be
?ooves every white person to remain
mited to prevent Tolbert from driv
ng his political wedge to split th?
Edgefield, S. C.
School began Monday with a large
mrollment. The teachers are as fol
ows: Miss .Grace Holcombe of Ro
luck, S. C., principal; Miss Lucile
leel of Edgefield intermediate and
irs. Jennie Pattison of Edgefield, !
irimary. We welcome Misses Reel
nd Pattison back as they were with :
is last term.
Miss Zola Walker left Saturday to; :
legin her school.
Miss Lucile Brunson also left to jj
each the Blocker school.
Messrs.. Orea. Quarks . -and - Ray :
?ardn?r have accepted position's : in H
Mr. and Mrs. Owens Eubanks, Mr. :
Villie Reynolds and Misses Daisy .
nd Ola Gardner motored from Au
usta on Sunday last and spent the :
ay in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Jardner. The Misses Gardner have ;
ccepted positions in Augusta.
Mr. Hale Holsten is building a
tore. He hopes to have it completed
Mr. T. P. Lyon had the misfortune
f losing his cowsheds and cotton
ouse and two bales of seed cotton ?
y fire last Friday night.
Miss Emmie Sue Quarles of Red
lill visited homefolks last week-end,
eing accompanied by Miss Myrtis ?
Mr. and Mrs. Frank West also lit- ?
le Evelyn Graves spent a pleasant 1
ay Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Claud ?
?larke of Johnston.
Mrs. Emmie Talbert and little
Randolph and Mrs T. P. Lyon and ;
iaxie visited Mrs. Maggie Miller of ;
Jolliers last Friday.
Mrs. J. H. Holson and Mrs. W. L. ,
lolmes spent a pleasant day with
1rs. Ida Mims last Tuesday.
Mrs. Lula Clifton of Savannah is
pending this week with homefolks.
Mrs. Charity Lou Graves and her
aughter, Mary Belle, also Miss Ei
een Youngblood and Mrs. Estelle
IcDaniel spent a happy day with
irs. Sallie McDaniel on Friday last.
Union meeting of the second di
ision will meet at Antioch the fifth
Saturday and Sunday of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Zonnie Dorn and
amily spent last Sunday with Mr.
nd Mrs. J. M. Shaffer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shaffer, Mrs.
tonnie Dorn and Mr. E. F. Turner
pent Wednesday of last week in
Mrs. Fi P. Walker and son, Tom
nie spent last Saturday night with
AT. and Mrs. Jim D?Vore.
Mr. E. F. Turner made a business
rip to Kinards, S. C., Friday and Sat
Mr. John Shaffer spent several
lays at home last week and returned
o Sjpartanburg Sunday.
Miss Bessie Reynolds spent last
veek with Miss Mattie Buzhardt.
Miss Grace Vernon arrived on last
Sunday to enter upon her duties as
cacher pf the McKendree school.
Miss Florence Minis Throv
?Some More Light on
I'have thought much on what co:
instituted the New Englander, ar
what made him so different a heir
firom the rest of the people of tl
?jrork a day world. My deductioi
Have been, I am afraid, "flat, sta!
?nd unprofitable." '
' But the other day I passed an a]
shop, and in the window was an a
tractive placard, the type ofte
fjramed and hung upon the wall, h
belled "To Be Happy in New Eni
land," and the words were so apt!
spoken and so true that I purchase
the sayings in order to pas3 thei
?xi to you.
We find in cook books recipes f o
food, in the Bible recipes for righi
eousness, and in text books recipe
for knowledge; but here I quote t
you the necessary mental ingredi
dients for developing the Easter.
State of Mind.
\ Some one has said that there wer
books to be tasted, and others to. bi
digested. You will doubtless thin]
parts of this too highly seasoned fo.
"You must select the' Puritan fo:
You must have a sheltered youtl
and be a graduate of Harvard.
You must know Emerson.
You must live within two hours
You should have a professional 01
You must speak low, be a conser
vative in politics and a liberal ih re
You must drop your r's and be
fond of antiques, eat beans on Satur
dajrvhights and fish balls on Sunday
You' must tolerate the Jew, re
spect the Irish and love the negro.
You must wear glasses,, be fond
jg^^fetonc?, -a??il:3??Vvor woman,
carry your parcels in a green bag.
You must be a D. A. R., a Colo
nial Dame,, an- S. A. R., or belong to
the Mayflower Society.
You must be neighborly to the un
You must read the Atlantic
You must shudder at the West,
but go to Europe frequently.
In age you must live on Easy
Street with a little "Boston and Al
You must make sure in advance
that your obituary appears in The
Ther is nothing else."
Perhaps I had better explain a
bhing or two. The green bag spoken
of has been replaced since this was
written by what is known as the
"Boston Bag." Students and profes
sionals, anyone, in fact, man or wo
man, carries books, parcels, etc.,
in a flat brown or black leather bag
about half the size of a small grip. I
have seen them in no other city. The
"Boston Bag" is peculiarly a product
of Boston. You might think the peo
ple are -drummers with their samples,
did you not know that they are
just seeking an easy way of transport
ing their intellectual paraphernalia,
music, books, etc.
"The Boston and Albany" spoken
of refers to stock in the railroad of
that name, which stock used to be
more lucrative than it is at present.
I showed the above mentioned
necessities for happiness in New
England to two Bostonians, who far
from being offended in any way, were
amused at the statements and were
constrained to say that they were
It" is said that a Bostonian on dy
ing, went to the gates "of Heaven,
and had an interview with St. Peter.
The latter asked him several ques
tions, and the Bostonian proceeded
to give his life history, telling among
other things that he had had a shel
tered youth, possessed on earth a
pew in Trinity (Phillips Brooks')
church, and even had h's monument
standing alr?ady in \ Aubulrn
cemetery. St. Peter toi? ' * to re
turn directly to Boston, beaven
was not good enoug1
The term, "a libera i ^on,"
refers ( I am tqld), to the Unitarian
religion, which is . very popular in
Speaking of > living within two
hours of Boston, recalls to mind the
fact that anyone who lives anywhere
around or in the vicinity of the city
calls himself a Bostonian. There are
many suburbs, and the inhabitants
of all these call themselves Boston
ians. They may well like to be called
that. It is an enviable term, and sa
vors of many good and elegant
25 St. Stephen St., Suite 4.
Tolbert Scored a Victoiry.
In the recent Republican conven
tion which has been much on the lips
.of our people, Tolbert scored a vic
tory such as he has never won be
fore. The official list as given out to
the press, shows a representation
from 45 counties and it has been
said that 65 per cent of the delegates
wer? white men. Tolbert, the dispen
ser of Republican patronage in
South Carolina, was so elated and
exultant over the large white repre
sentation that he said, "It can no
longer be said that there is no one
in the Republican party in South
Carolina but Joe Tolbert and two ne
'Heretofore he has had but little
prestige and influence in Washing
ton because of the insignificance of
the Republican party in this state,
practically all of the limited num
ber being negroes. Now he can take
the official list of delgates which was
given by the secretary of the con
vention to The State for publication
to Washington and show that 65
per cent of the large number,were
white men. Furthermore, he secured
the endorsement of the convention
for the position of marshal of the
Western District, which will make it
more difficult for the Democrats in
the senate to defeat his nomination
for that place.
Viewed from every angle, Tolbert j
gained much ground personally and
witL ' its 65 ''per" cent of wfiitV'Sle- j
gates. Unfortunately, if Tolbert
takes the official list of delegates to
Washington as given out to the
press for publication, Edgefield coun
ty, which has probably suffered
through the Tolberts more than any
other county in the State, will have
contributed to this victory, as this
list contains the names of two repre
sentative white men from this coun
ty, this being the first time in many
decades that the names of represen
tative white men have been associat
ed or connected with a Republican
convention in this state. Thus Edge
field county has been humiliated.
Land Sales Monday.
A larger number of tracts of land
than usual were sold at public out
cry Monday but on account of the
ravages wrought by the boll weevil
there was but little demand for
farm lands. The Holsonback land,
two tracts, was bought by Mr. E. A.
Ouzts for $2,500. The Simmons land,
three tracts, was bought by the Bank
of Edgefiled for $2,030. The store
building in the town of Edgefield
owned by Mr. G. W. Adams was
bought by Miss Lillie Adams for
$4,000. The land of Mrs. Sadie W.
Tompkins, 240 acres, was bought by
the Federal Land Bank of Columbia
for $1,850. The Frank E. Miller tract
of 60 acres was bought by the Far
mers Bank for $325. The Hampton
Thomas land, 114 acres, was bought
by the Bank of Edgefield for $500.
The T. P. Williams land, 149 acres,
v;as bid in by T. B. Greneker, attor
ney. The Arnold land, 153 acres, was
bought by the Farmers Bank for
$900. The Dixie Highway Hotel was
bid in by the Farmers Bank which
held the mortgage on this valuable
piece of Edgefiled property.
New Hotel Management.
Mrs. Chisolm of Fairfax, S. C.,
has succeeded Capt. and Mrs. L. Y.
Moore in the management of the Dix
ie Tighway Hotel She has had three
years of practical experience in ho
tel management and has been very
successful. She will be cordially wel
comed to Edgefield and the people
will give her every possible co-opera
tion in the management of Edge
fild's splendid new hotel, which has
been so favorably and thoroughly es
tablished by Capt Moore's excellent
RED OAK GROVE.
Interesting Program at Sun
day School? Flat Rock
School Opened on
Red Oak Grove Sunday school was
well represented at Plat Rock on -last
Sunday afternoon. Among them the
superintendent and Bible class as
sistant teacher, Messrs Agner and.
Mr. James Rearden.
The Woman's Mission society, as
sisted by the Young Woman's Auxil
iary and Sunbeams rendered a most
interesting and instructive program
after Sunday school at Red Oak
Grove last Sunday, as follows:
Song-How Firm a Foundation.
W. M. U. Watchword in unison :
"I can do all things through Christ,
which strengtheneth me."
Devotional-Responsive Bible readr
ing by W.' M..U.
Owing to home duties the presi
dent of the W. M. society, Mrs. Lamb
has resigned, as circumstances would,
necessitate other changes also.
There are others who can fill this
vacancy, and will, for they must not.
let our work fall by the wayside.
The Y. W. A. is without a leader,,
made so by the resignation and go
ing of Mrs. Walter Griffis nee Miss
Mamie Bussey, who has had the
work under charge for the past.,
year. Having been away teaching ht
the spring the girls have missed her
presence, while they held regular
meetings and have done well.
Flat Rock school opened last Mon
day with Misses Hair and Tarrant as
teachers. The enrollment, was better
than was expected, as many, of the
patrons need help in harvestings
which in unobtainable around here,
save that of their children. The op
ening exercise was well attended by
the parents and very interesting.
The principal, Miss Hair, has offered
a .medal for bert average, and thC
primary teacher, Miss, Tarrant, one
for the tooth-brush contest, indicat
ed by a bulletin kept on black board
as to their standing. The changing
of school books invariably retards the
work, but these changes mean more
toward progress than we can con
ceive, so the hardship is often on the
teacher rather than the parents.
Mr. D. C. Bussey has had the mis
fortune to have a loaded wagon roll
on his foot which has been quite
Mrs. D. B. McClendon of Edgefield
visited in Flat Rock section last Sun
Miss Mildred Bussey is visiting
relatives at Clarks Hill this week.
Mr. Brooks Doolittle has ?pened
a store near Flat Rock. He has the
best wishes of his friends for suc
To each teacher throughout Edge
field we extend best wishes for
1922-23 as best ever.
Prayer meeting will begin next
Wednesday night at eight o'clock.
The ladies' missionary meeting
will meet at the Sunday school house
Saturday afternoon. All members are
urged to attend.
The school opened Monday monw
ing with Miss Janie Bates of Augus*
ta as principal and Miss Harriet Sel-,
lers of Pauline, assistant.
Lieut. Eustice Prescott has been
home on a short leave from the navy
and he and Mrs. Prescott left Sunday
for Washington, D. C.; where he will
be stationed for a while.
Mr. Sam Baker and sisters spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Par
Miss Fannie Wells was home for
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Miller and
family spent Wednesday last with
Mrs. S. W. Miller. '
Mrs. Press Lyon and Mrs. T. L.
Talbert spent Thursday night with
Mrs. J. M. Miller.
Mrs. D. T. Mathis, Jr., and chil-.
dren spent last Wednesday with Mrs.
D. T. Mathis, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L Miller spent
Sunday last with Mr. and Mrs. E. M.
Dr. and M/s. B. F. Adam* spent
Suriday last with Mr. and . Mrs. G. A.