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VOL. 86
EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
No. 31
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Much Lumber and Timber Be
ing Shipped. Baptist Re
vival Services. U. D.
C. Elects Officers.
i _
"Johnston has gotten to be quite a
shipping point for lumber, many car
loads leaving here daily. It is also
shipping poplar trees to northern,
markets. Some of these poplar trees
are immense, some being three feet
acrqss at the sawed sections which
are shipped in logs pf about 15 to
18 feet. This wood is used for ve
neering furniture, and in* preparing,
is cut off in circular pieces which are
then opened and flattened. It is very
intersting to watch the wagons as
these huge trees" are hauled in, only
one section to a wagon. As these
come in- sometimes we are remind
ed of the "Yule log," but with times
as they are, the ; festivities would
have to cease long before this log
would burn in two, should we use
such a log and follow out this happy
and festive custom;
Columbia and Augusta . markets
are-being supplied -with tomatoes
from several truck farms here. The
crated fruit leaves here on the even
ing trains and is ready , for market
next\ morning. This second crop of
tomatoes is fine, the fruit being
large, and if the dry season had not
lasted so long, the produce would
have been wonderful. Many here are
putting out asparagus and strawber
ries, ^with a view, to spring shipment.
Mr. Claud Hart has bought out
the stock of Mr. Rufus Durst and
contemplates opening, up" a Piggly
Wiggly store. Mr. Hart was in this
business, but decided to go to Geor
gia-to reside, but after being in that
state for a short while h e saw that
South Carolina was the best after all,
so he and his family are now domi
ciled here again.
v:-:;:>Irs^LeJandi;Miller.. and.-- little "Wil-;
liam have returned to Richmond, Va.,
after spending1 the summer here in
-the home of her brother, Mr. Wil
liam Bouknight.
The Rev. H. Wright has been calk
ed to the pastorate of the Presbyte
rian church here, this church unit
ing with the churches of Edgefield
and- Trenton. A pounding is ,being
planned, and all these good things
will be at the . manse1 at Edgefield
upon the arrival of Mr. Wright Mrs.
J. W. Marsh has this in charge here,
and will carry the contributions over
to have them placed by the general
committee.
Mr. Bob Perry of Saluda is visit
ing his niece, Mrs. Alice Cox, and sis
ter, Mrs. Mary Hamilton.
Mrs. Ella Perry Moore who is well
known here, having lived for several
years, is now located in Charleston,
and is one of th ? nurses in the Chil
dren's Hospital. Mrs. Moore was a
good nurse and -here are many here
at whose bedside she has ministered.
She was greatly interested in her'
work, and her friends are glad that
shes is thus situated.
Mr. Jim Huiet of Trilby, Fla., is
visiting his mother, Mrs. M.. A. Huiet.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn spent the
past week in Macon, Ga., at a fam
ily re-union in the home of the, for
mer's father.
Dr. and Mrs. G. D. Walker enter
tained on Wednesday evening with
a beautiful dinner party in compli
ment to 'Mr. and Mrs. Leland Miller.
Mrs. Steadman, of Charleston, has
been the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Edwards.
Mrs. Casselis and children have
been for a short visit tb Ellenton. .
Little Sara Carolyn, the daughter
lof Dr. and Mrs. j. A. Dobey, is new
much improved, having had diph
theria.
At the last meeting of the Bap
tist Woman's Missionary Society, it
was planned to have a chicken show
er for the Baptist Hospital, Colum
bia, it being expect?d that there will
be as many as 50 chickens sent in.
Delegates were elected to the state
convention in Columbia, these being
Mrs. P. N. Lott and Mrs. A. P.
Lewis. The society voted to send a
contribution to a needy church in
Georgia, and to aid a negro woman
here who was in a critical state, and
only hospital treatment, it seemed
w.ould save her.
Th friends of Mr. John Eidson re
gret to know that his health is so l
impaired, and it is hoped that he will
soon he, improved.
Mr. Leroy vWertz of Belton, Mrs.
Taylor Goodwyn of Greenwood, and
.Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wertz of Co
lumbia have ,been guests in the homei
of Mr. ?nd'Mrs. ?. S. W?rtz. ,
The protracted meeting .ai'the
'Baptist ' church will begin the first
Sunday in November, and Rev'. Mr.
Miller of Greenwood will assist Rev.
W. S. Brooke. Mr. Miller is consider
ed a fine evangelist and the church
feels, itself fortunate in having se
sur?d him. Arrangements are being
made how that will aid in the meetT
ing.
The quarterly report of the Bap
tist Sunday school.which was given
on Sunday . showed 421 on the roll
with an average attendance of 254;
There are 25 teachers and the aver
age attendance was 21. The classes
contributed $134.73 during tho three
months.
- Mrs. Charles Dent <? of Columbia,
has been for a visit to her father,
Mr. T. R. Hoyt. * Mr. Marion Wil
liams of Columbia has also been to
see him. The friends of Mr. Hoyt
are sorry to know that he is still con
fined to his room.
A beautiful little baby girl has
come to make her home with Mr.
and Mrs. Heber Ballentine.
Mr. and Mrs. .Gerard Tarrant and
little son spent the week-end here in
the home of Mr. W. M. Wright. .
;Mr. Mark Toney spent the past,
week in Abbeville, where he contem
lates accepting a position.
There were three additions to the
Baptist church on Sunday, Prof.
Alexander bringing his church letter
here from Conway, Mr. Charlie Cul-'
breath, from Rocky Creek and Mr.
^illiain- Adams upon a. profession", of
faith. " . 1 '
A' largely attended-r and very in
teresting meeting of the Mary Ann
Buie chapter, ,U. Dv C., was beld on
^^^o^uje^^ of. M^^'.-M^W^;P^
Thursday!.'"" There were 24 present,
and it was pleasant to have two new
members, " Mrs. Susie Latimer and
Mrs. J. A. Lott. Miss' Clara Sawyer
conducted the meeting and there
was much business, as this was the
first meeting, for the fall. TKe chap
ter voted to buy a copy of "Women
of the South in War Times," and
place it in the town library, also to
offer a cash prize in the high school
for best essay on a named Confed
erate subjept, the time of writing
the essay to be at that period when
the class is engaged-in such. The
chapter will secure one of the dis
tinction1 medals that goes to any
Daughter of the Confederacy of the
'60's who had a son in the World
war. Mrs'. F. M.? Warren, Sr., is the
only one who has this distinction. As
a means of making money, the chap
ter took up an offer to sell flavorings,
whereby it will make a profit of
about $35. Instead of a program, the
historian read the report of the his
torical work of?Edisto District, which
as District Historian, she had filled.
The officers for the coming year
were re-elected: President, Miss
Clara Sawyer; 1st vice president,
Mrs.Ml. P. >Bean; 2nd vice president,
Mrs. P. B. Waters; recording secre
tary, Mrs. Joe Cox; corresponding
secretary, Mrs; O. D. Black; treasur
er, Mrs. John Wright; historian, Miss
Zena Payne; registrar, Mrs. J. H.
White. All enjoyed a social while to
gether, there being some visitors, and
the hostess served i"ed tea and a va
riety of sandwiches.
Mrs. Neal and Mrs. Farris, pf
Greenville, sister and niece of Dr. L.?
S. Maxwell, have baen for a visit,
here.'
Mrs. Mary Waters has gone to Au
gusta to visit her sister.
Mr. W. P. Cassells made a busi
ness trip' to Hende/sonville, N. C., du
ring the past week.
Miss Annie Waters of Augusta has
been for a visit to the home folks.
Mr, John Hoyt has gone to Dur
ham, N. C., having accepted a posi
tion there.
The foot ball team of the high
school met the Saluda team on Fri
day afternoon at "their field and an
exciting game was played, the score
being 12 to .0 in favor of Saluda. The
Johnston team will go over to Co
lumbia to play the Hyatt Park school
team on Friday of this week, and
are contemplating a game with Nine
ty Six. On the 25th of November
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I Children Give Lovely Service
at Baptist Church. ?
Sunday evening at. the regular
service of the church, the Suhbeam
society, under the leadership bf .Miss
Gladys Lyon gave an inspiring pro
gram to a full audience.
After an ofgarij prelude and the
evening hymn and chorus by the chil
dren who occupied the choir, Arthur
?. Allen, Jr., offered the prayer, arid
everybody felt the- solemnity of it 4s
much as if he 'had been older and
more matured. No doubt the prayer
he offered ascended higher.; ',?3B|
many a heartless petition which'|s
but hollow words. \Vf,
' Welling LaGrone gave a recitation
and if ?pplause/w as' permissable in
a .church he would have received
some.
Another piece de resistance . was
little Elizabeth Padgett who gave . a
vocal solo. Miss Gladys Lyon, accohtr
panied all the vocal selections. ."
Hugh Gilchrist who is one of the
most faithful of the. Sunbeams, gaye
a selection from memory.
Virginia Lyon, the daughter of Mr.
?nd Mrs. Frank Lyon, who is such
a tiny little girl, that no one 'could
believe it, sang a sojo, anjd /walk?d
around the platform with a3 much
ease as if she had been a prima don
na. Some one ?asked how she cbuH
do it, and another, said, "Because she
is a chip off the old block."
Annie Sue Miller is a sweet little
girl who in a* graceful manner gaye
another recitation. ?
Margaret Asbill told the story/of
the Baby Moses so that i everybody
could hear and understand. Aftdjr
she had finished Ruth Kemp and
Mary Thurmond enacted a beautiful
scene at the back of the platform.^
a conversation about Moses and the
basket.
During the offering Alice Preset
and Elizabeth Johnson renderec
beautiful piano duet.
Thurmond,followed with recitations.
Lucy Scurry sang two beautiful
solos, one, "The Sinner and the
Song," .having:a melody from behind
the scenes, a duet by Mrs. Walter
Cantelou and Mrs. Claude Lyon. .
Mazie Kemp and Carolyn Dorn,
who are among the very best, gave
recitations, and - Rev. A. T. Allen
finished the program with an appro
priate, appeaJ. to parents to b? zeal
ous in the religious training of s their
children, and to give their support to
Miss Gladys Lyon in her efforts in
.their behalf.
*The platform was artistically dec
orated with pot plants and the scene
was altogether a lovely one.
News From Mr. Cuttino M?l
lichamp. '
A card from Mr. C. M. Mellichamp,
who is now well under'way in his.
studies at the Theological Seminary
in Louisville reports Horace and Ma
mie who had been such shining lights
in the Sunbeam band atvEdgefield
were now in the graded school and
James and Elizabeth attending the
day nursery while he and Mrs. Mel
lichamp . attend ' lectures at the
Seminary.
Mr. Mellichamp wrote that rents
were high, but in all other ways
prices were down and that the hard
times are scarcely felt in Louisville.
We were glad to receive the news
from these good friends, to report to
the people of our county.
FOR OVER 40 YEAfeS
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE has
been used successfully in the treatment
of Catarrh.
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE con
sists of anv Ointment which Quickly
Relieves by local application/ and' the
Internal Medicine, a Tonic, which acts
through the Blood on the Mucous Sur
faces, thus reducing the inflammation.
Sold by all druggists.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
they will go to Abbeville to play
that team.
Under many difficulties the far
mers about town had a good yield
of wheat and Eidson's mill was kept
busy day ?nd night. The mill is now
turning out a fine grade of self-rising
flour that is fresh and good and the
merchants' here are handling this in
stead of having it shipped in to thein
from elsewhere.
The sweet potato, promises a good
yield and the potato curing house al
ready has much of its spacii secured;
Potatoes kept well here, and all were
pleased with this venture.
A Loving Tribute to Arthur S.
Tompkins.
Dear, Advertiser:
; :\When the sad news came to me
.that Arthur Tompkins was dead, my j
[mind ran back to the remembrance
of his life, as I had the privilege of
?knowing dear Arthur , from boyhood
and had the pleasure of being in his
'company many times in later life,
j Arthur was very entertaining in con-)
versation.
When he was a little boy, his moth
er. used to call him her little preach-j
er. She was so devoted tb him. As he
grew up, he was noted for his polite
ness and good manners, and "always i
jmade what he^aaid interesting to all
who were in his presence.
Yes, dear Arthur, all bf your
,ffiends will miss you, y?ur town,
you.r church, your. Sunday school.
The association and union meetings
"will miss hearing your good counsel.
I remember at one time when
met dear Arthur at a union meet
ing. He was called on to take the
'floor, to talk, and I thought we would
hear something worth taking note of.
So we did. . When he took his seat
he. happened to be by my sideband
I at . once congratulated him on his
talk. I told him he had missed his
calling, he ought to have been a
preached. He thanked me and said a
man did not have to be a preacher
to know how to think and talk and
act right and do right. I had to say
"amen" to that. . '
[ Dear Arthur, we will all miss you,
but we will remember you. You are
gone our of out sight, but not for
gotten... '
, W. T. WALTON.
/Johnston, S. C.
(Miss Florence Mims Writes of
'Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Dear. Advertiser: 1 .'
?j When I left Boston in ,192,0 1
I thought that I hadj seen ev
II know that I had only read the pre
face to this great book of knowledge.
Thus is it ever. We have to learn a
good deal about a thing before we
can haye any conception of the vast
'field for exploration that lies ever be
yond.
This afternoon I went out fore the
first time to the famous Mt. Auburn
cemetery. At least* ijb is famous in
this part of the country. As a situa
tion, it ranks with Fifth Avenue, and
Boston's four hundred or four thou
sand are buried there.
/ The smiling landscape seemed
rather an Elysian field than a city of
the dead. Brilliant flowers and beau
tiful trees border the long driveways
and woodland paths, and a lovely
lake, that you come upon at a "turn
I of the road, lends the idea of a place
of Sylvan rest and pastoral quiet
ude. In it, there are thirty miles , of
roadways and paths and many acres
yet untouched. The avenues were
gjven the names of trees and the
paths of trees or flowers, and it is
all very wonderfully laid off.
One asks the gatek?per for the
grave of a certain New England or
Boston celebrity, and he is told it is
on a certain avenue , or path, and on
following the road, it can easily be
found.
The most imposing memorial I saw
I was that of M?ry Baker Eddy, the
discoverer and founder of Christian
Science. A marble rotunda of elabo
rate columns overlooking the lake
surrounds a mass of blooming flow
ers and palms. On ^either side are
slabs bearing quotations from her'
and from the Bible. Steps lead up to
the inclosure. But the tomb that in
terested me more by far, was that
of Edwin Bpoth, the great actor. It
is far simpler than tt?e one I have
just described, but, has a'rather
unique decoration, the profile of the
actor in black on the front of the
monument. These words fr om Jere
miah 31:13 are carved upon the
tomb: "I will turn their mourning
into joy and will comfort them, and
make'vthem rejoice from their sor
row." As I read that, the thought
came over me that this was what he
did with his masterly use of the spok
en word, that he cheered the great
audiences that came to hear him. For
real art, music or poetry or speech,
has that effect. Its _.arfec#on soothes
the spirit.
Every now and then, 1 hear peo
pie speak''of Booth here, as the got
among actors past and ' present.
T -walked sueh.a long way lookinj
for his tomb, that I had given up ii
despair, when I came upon,severa
workmen mowing, grass and pruninj
the shrubbery. I asked them if
were near, the t omb of Edwin Booth
and they pointed out the exact spo
to me. I doubt if they knew the rest
ing place of very many, but no doub
the grave of Booth is a Mecca for al
lovers of truth in whatever form
and then the laborers have an. inter
est in it through the thronging thou
sands that must yearly come to vlsi
it. : -.' <':-, . : ? . V' ' ?
Robert Mantell, the great Shak?s
pearian actor ls now playing in Bos
ton. ?The other day I read in the pa?
per that he had visited the tomb di
Booth soon after his arrival in thc
city and placed a wreath upon it. S<
this afternoon, I saw what I presume
was the same wreath, a florist's dec
oration of pink wax roses and a gar
larid of laurel. I walked across tlie
grass, sat on the marble , enclosure
and pondered. There was no one else
about, and I paid my silent t ribute
to this man who had helped to raise
the standards. of his ari; to. such a
high and noble plane.
Passing on, I saw the tombs of
Charles "Dana . Gibson and Julia Ward
Howe. Longfellow is also buried here
and James Russell Lowell, but I left
reserving those to be seen at an
other time. -.
>' The cemetery includes parts of
Watertown, Cambridge aiid Mt. Au
burn, so I could get only a peep in
one afternoon.
All the beauty arid the immensity
of the place made it but 'more surely
a silent reyninder of-"the brevity of
our material lives and the', eternity
of the spiritual. .
FLORENCE. MIMS.
25 St.. Stephens'4 Street , .. ,;<
Lay it On, Macduff.
Editors of the Advertiser and Chron
icle: '
I-want to say to each of ^ou that
I and every Democrat in the county
fully indorse every word that you
have published. It was timely and to
the point. And it is folly for Ouzts
and Watson to try-to bluff anybody.
It is unfortunate that they got their
feet and fingers in Joe Tolbert's tar
bucket. It will be a long while before
they can get the tar off. While they
say t??ey '/weren't thar'" the other
fellow says "I 'seedj 'em.' "
The Ethiopian cannot change his
skin nor the leopard his spots, lt is
my opinion that Joe Tolbert required
every one who held office' under him,'
should be at that convention in or
der to swell his ranks. I may be . mis
taken, however. But there is one
thing I do know. It wag Tom and Joe
Tolbert who started the Phoenix
riot, where one white man was killed
and two wounded and a score, of
negroes killed. I had a son teaching1
there at the time,-and I was greatly
interested, for* I had two sons there
in the thick of the fight. We do not
intend to stand for such a thing led
on by the Tolberts again. I went
through the . dark days of recon
struction, and answered the call in
'76. Will go again if needed. So I am
standing by the Advertiser and the
Chronicle with sword and banner.
And whoever undertakes to incite
the negro to nr--chief, let him be
"Anathema-maran-atha."
You can do just as you like with
this.' While I think there has been
enough-said, I just wanted you and
Wigfall to know just where I stand.
You and he have expressed your
selves fully, and unafraid. ,
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
An Honored- Name Being
Handed Down.
Mrs. Frank Watson and Mrs.
Frank Byrd are visitors in our town
today from the Berea section. Mrs.
Watson brought with her her little
son, Mark Abney Watson for his
first visit to Edgefield. This little boy
has a splendid heritage in the name
of'his great- grandfather, Rev. Mark
Abney who was one of the most
honored pioneer preachers of his
day in our county. The names of
other babies, older children, are
a memorial to this honored pioneer.
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RED OAK GROVE.
Old Martin Town Road Real
Highway. Meeting of Y.
! W. A. Many Aban
irU doned Farms.
How nature responded to the re
cent rains. Everything, even folks.,
The roads (have several bad washes,;
but the dust was deep and loose,
which- caused the soil to wash away.
I have never seen the old Martin.;
Towri road, look so well, all trimmed
up and broadened out; neat, well
constructed bridges, and rounded,
highways. Some pleasure to jtravel
on it now, and the blessing comes,not
only to man, but beast.
We learned with sadness the. death:,
of our friend,. Mr. Charlie Petty o?
North Augusta. He was a mari of ai
very staunch character, firman his
convictions, but unselfish in judging
his fellowman. His loyalty to his
widowed mother when in yoting man
hood was one of the beautiful traits
of his noble character. While we feel,
we have lost a friend and are sad
dene dj yet our life has-beerie bene
fitted by having.known him, as our;
friend, and to know him was to hon- "
or him, for his high integrity and un-~
faltering manhood.' -May heaven's
choicest blesings rest upon his chil
dren and loved ones, and may. his .
example be emulated. Their sorrow
is not without hope.
The Mamie Bussey circle of W. M..
Society met last Wednesday in the
home of Mrs. Eddie Agner.' Mrs. W.- '
A. Dow' led the meeting, which was
well attended, and a most intersting: '
meeting was held. Mjrs. Mellie '-Dow-,
succeeds Mrs. Lamb as president of
the society. We feel sure the work '
has fallen in-safe /hands, and that.\
Mrs. Dow will meet with hearty co
operation and the work she loves so
well will grow. (and . prosper.
^Sej??al
urday at Modoc.
Miss Kathlene Kenrick was hos
tess for the Y. W. A. last Saturday
afternoon, Miss Sadie Dow, vice-
president, presiding. The interest of
the hieeting was marked, and a pleas
ing was marked and a pleasing pro
Lng program carried out. The Novem
ber meeting will be held im the home
of Misses Maggie and Eva Agner, at
which time all the girls will contrib
ute to the 75 Million Campaign.
So many of the colored people are- .
leaving the farm. Many of them
having lived for years at the same
place now can np, longer see a living
and remain. ? < A
It really sems to me, so much un
cultivated land and taxes so high,
indicate harder, and still harder
times. Why is it thus? Where lies
the fault, and the perplexing prob
leih? How can it be relieved? The
land*was given us from which to ob
tion sustenance, and is it neglect, of
proper uses' that man no longer can
see a living thereon? In traveling,
on seeing, deserted, farms, homes va
cant, it invariably produces, "wish it
wasn't so" feeling* Not to say sad,,
but yet a* regret seeing waste where
plenty of the world's necessities .
could be flourishing, instead ruin and
deterioration abounds. Again I
wonder why this condition prevails.
Modoc, S. C.
Death of Mrs. David Temples.
God in'His infinite wisdom called
Mrs, Ellen Temples after a lingering
illness. Fer sometime she had been,
in delicate health, but always wore
a cheerful disposition and a smile'.
It did not seem like she feared death
as those who axe, not ready.
She leaves a husband and three
little children to mourn her and a
host of relatives and friends.
A precious one from us is gone, a
voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home which
never can be filled.
In the book of life by an angel's pen,
May thy name, dear one, be writ
ten,
And the loved of earth may you meet
again, on the peaceful shores*of .
* heaven. . ? .
Day by day we mouyn her absence,
and our tear drops freely flow
But-while weeping comes a whisper,
. "She's not dead, but gone before."
, ' A FRIEND.
SSS ? ..?'; Ci; .'.i

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