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Wednesday, November 1.
Union Meeting at Berea.
There are no more significant gath
erings in our county than.the union
meetings which have been handed
down from time immemorial as a
heritage to'the Baptists of Edgefield
Association. The Saturday programs
are not so well attended, but that is
not a reason for discouragement,
int fer more work in making a pro
gram worth while and for a man to
leave hi3 business and come. There
has nevar been a time when every
body was interested. The fact that
there are those not interested is the
Teason for continuing the good work,
and we must speed up in obtaining
this interest .
Sunday, th e writer reached the
church while Rev. A. T. Allen was
preaching, and afterwards heard
many expressions of appreciation of
his splendid message, taken from the
text, "With God, all things are pos
Following the sermon the query
on Sunday school work was taken up
and discussed by A. S. Branson and
J. L. Mims;
Mr. W. B. Matthews of Stevens
Creek church acteil as moderator on
Sunday and his remarks and splendid
interest in his task added greatly to
the value of the meeting.
The recess hour was spent around
the long and abundant table, where
fried chicken, pies and cakes and
salads of various kinds, all the prod
ucts of good cooking, were enjoyed.
No one has yet written a eulogy ade
quate in praise of the faithfulness
of the good women of Edgefield as
sociation who for the decades past
have given their cheerful labors in
this form of hospitality. It is a get
together time, the influence of which
can never be computed.
There are ways by which the busi
ness world can get together, but it
is necessary for Christian people in a
community and a county to know
each other and have fellowship.
In the afternoon a part of the
program was in charge of the Wo
man's Missionary Union and at this
time, Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs. Mamie
.N. Tillman and Mrs. A. T. Allen
spoke"' on the respective departments
of the work in which they were most
Mr. E. C . Asbell of Edgefield,'as
the last speaker, made a very effec
tive plea for the 75 Million campaign
pledges without referring specially
to the campaign itself, and his re
marks were heartily received. Mr.
Asbell expressed his great pleasure
at being with the union meeting at
The place of next meeting will be
Edgefield fifth Sunday in April.
Baptist Woman's Mission So
ciety Entertains for Miss
Friday was an auspicious day for
the Baptist Mission societies when
Miss Azile Wofford of the Baptist
Headquarters in Columbia, field
agent for the Woman's Missionary
Union, came for a visit to our town
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the home of Mrs. A. A. Woodson, a
reception was held for her when a
.good number of the membership
came. Miss Wofford is a Winthrop
graduate educated by a scholarship
from the South Carolina U. D. C.,
which was one of the interesting
statements she made at the meeting.
The representatives of the various
mission societies of the various
churches were invited to be present
to get the inspiration of Miss Wof
ford's presence. Rev. G. W. M. Tay
lor, on invitation of Mrs. Tillman,
president of the society, sang "I
Know He Watches Me."
Mrs. Tillman introduced Miss
Wofford who spoke about a half hour
bf the conditions in many sections
of our state and the poor opportuni
ty for women to serve, and rejoiced
in the great doors of opportunity
and the privilege of those present to
do great things for upholding the
Mrs. J. L. Mims was called on
and malle some remarks along the
line of missionary activity, and com
mended Miss Wofford's work. Mrs.
Stewart was introduced from the
Methodist society, Mrs. P. M. Fel
tham from the Episcopal organiza
Sandwiches and hot chocolate
Miss Wofford was. the guest of
Mrs. W.B. Cogbu'rn at dinner, and
was entertained in the home of Rev.
and Mrs. A. T. Allen the remainder
of the time, Mrs. Alien having been
at Winthrop at the same time as
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins and Mrs.
E. C. Asbell Hostesses for
Friday, evening there were parties
galore in Edgefield, but none was
the scene of a happier time than the
one arranged for the Girls' Auxil
iary and Royal Ambassadors at the
home of Mrs. W. .C Tompkin.5. Mrs.
Tompkins and Mrs. Asbell were hos
tesses on this occasion and as ghosts
and hobgoblins, pumpkin heads and
..witches were abroad in the land
Hallowe'en night, of course that was
the time when boys wanted to prowl
around and have some fun. They, en
countered all sorts of weird and
gruesbme creatures on the way, but
finally arrived at Mrs. Tompkins'
door safe and sound.
About twenty-five boys were there
and a sprinkling of girls. One of the
amusements was biting an apple at
tached to a string without touching
the apple with the hand. This seemed
well nigh an impossible task, but by
one means or another i;he apples were
The piece de resistance of :the
evening was the talk by Miss Wof
ford, who is especially interested
in boys and all of whom before they
left the party, she knew by name,
and said she would remember how
they looked and their names aftei
she left Edgefield. Her talk was very
entertaining containing a story 01
two of missionary interest. Her de
scription of the encampment at the
Summer Assembly in Greenville was
very entertaining, and she said there
would be. one hundred places reserv
ed for the boys this summer, and
she wanted twenty-five of the boys
to be red headed. She invited the
Royal Ambassadors of Edgefield to
come and enjoy the week there this
The refreshments were fruit jelly
A big pumpkin head with lights
inside was very attractive to the
boys and girls, and i;hey lingered
around it like candle flies around an
Besides the other pleasant things
mentioned, games were played and
each one carried a small offering
with which they will purchase Mis
sion study books for the two organi
Death of Mrs Emma Wash.
Early Monday morning Mrs. Em
ma Wash passed away at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. T. A. Broad
water, in Edgefield. She was sick but
a few days. In fact, it is thought the
trip to Edgefield proved too much
for her failing strength. She made
her home with her children, dividing
the time between them, and had been
with Mrs. Broadwater but a few
days when she was taken ill.
Mrs. Wash had passed the four
score mile post on life's journey and
her long life has been a blessing not
only to her immediate loved ones but
to scores and hundreds of others
whose lives she touched and inspired
to nobler living. Everybody who
knew this devout Christian woman
had a kindly word to speak of her.
What a tribute this was I For many
years she was a member of Rehoboth
church, near which she passed most
of her long life, and where too her
influence will live on and on as the
years shall come and go.
Mrs. Wash leaves four sons, H. W.,
IR. A., Sidney and Thomas Wash,
and three daughters, Mrs. Ed Strom,
Mrs. James Gilchrist, and Mrs. T. A.
Broadwater. The funeral was con
ducted at Rehoboth Monday after
noon by Rev. A. T. Allen of Edge
Six Per Cent Loans.
I hereby announce to i!ae farmers
of Edgefila County that I am now
prepared as the Attorney for The
First Carolinas Joint Stock Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C., to file ap
plications for loans at i3 per cent
straight. No commissions, no stock
taken by borrower, loans promptly
made, and easy terms. Don't confuse
this bank with The Federal Land
J.?L CANTE LOU,
Edgefield, S. C.,
July ll, 1922.
Banquet in Honor of President
Mr. T. A. Hightower, the capable
superintendent of Addison Mills, never
grows \;eary in well doing. Friday
night he and his co-workers, the heads
pf the various departments of the mill,
together with the office force, gave an
elaborate course dinner at the hotel in
confplime?t to Mr. H. P. Kendell of
Boston, the president and treasurer of
the Addison Mills. About 7:30 o'clock
nearly a hundred persons, including a
number of ladies, gathered at the ho
tel, engaging in pleasant .conversation
in the spacious lobby until the dining
room was opened.
Promptly at eight Mr. Hightower in
vited all into the dining room, where
they were seated about a large rectan
gular table. The numerous vases of
beautiful cut flowers, sparkling glass,
china and silver made the table a sight
pleasing to look upon. This and the
beautiful manner in which the dinner
was served in courses reflected the
good taste and skill of Mrs. Chisolm,
the proprietress of the hotel. Rev. H.
E. Wright rendered thanks and invoked
the divine blessings upon the occasion.
While the several courses of the elab
orate menu were being served ? musi
cal program was rendered, several en
cores being also responded to. Vocal
numbers were rendered by Edgefield's
"Scrap-Iron Sextette," composed of
R. M. Scurry, J. H. Tompkins, W. 0.
Posey, L. H. Prescott, W. M. Harling
and Claude Lyon, with Miss Ruth Lyon
as accompanist on the piano. Mrs. M.
. B. Tucker also sang a beautiful selec
At the conclusion of the feast, as
cigars were being passed, the host, Mr.
! T. A. Hightower, arose and gave ex
pression to appropriate words of wel
come to the ""nests of the occasion.
J. L. Mirna responded on behalf of the
j guests, and then an opportunity was
given to those who felt inclined to
speak, the occasion being altogether
* informal. Short and very appropriate
talks were made by Mr. J. Wm. Thur
mond, Mr. N. G. Evan9 and Mr. M. B.
Tucker. Mr. Hightower took occasion
' to extend personal greetings to Rev.
? H. E. Wright, who has so recently en
: tered upon his ministry here as pastor
i of the Presbyterian church, and he
! made a brief and appropriate response.
, The last speaker of the evening was
the guest of honor, Mr Kendell, who
, spoke in the highest and most appro
priate terms of the loyalty and splendid
service that is being rendered the com
pany by Mr. Hightower and the men
under his supervision.
Instead of being a cold, austere man,
Mr. Kendell is genial, easy of approach
and quickly wins those with whom he
i comes in contact. .
So exceedingly pleasant had been the. ?
several hours 1 spent together that all
. regretted when the time for "adjourn
ment" came, which followed a short
. prayer by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor.
Edgefield Boy Repeatedly
When Edgefield boys go out from
home to seek their fortune in other and
larger fields of endeavor it always
gives us pleasure to chronicle their suc
cessful achievements. Soon after en
tering the employment of the United
States Shipping Board in Washington
four years ago Mr. J. Glover Tompkins, m
Jr., was promoted, and has been re
peatedly promoted, the last promotion
being chosen traffic manager of the
South Atlantic Division with Savannah
as headquarters. Five ports, Wilming
ton, Charleston, Savannah, Brunswick
and Jacksonville, are under his super
vision, he being the youngest traffic
manager in the service of the board.
This is no mean distinction, and being
yet very young |we confidently expect
to see Glover Tompkins go yet much
higher, having only begun on his suc
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Wells
Mrs. Elizabeth Atwood Wells Floyd,
aged 40, wife of John Price Floyd, died
at the residence, one mile out on the
Wrightsboro Road, Monday morning at
12:30 o'clock, after an illness of of two
Mrs. Floyd had been a resident) of
Augusta for twelve years.
Funeral services will be conducted at
the Sweetwater Baptist church Tues
day afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The fun
eral cortege will leave the residence of
W. A. Wade, 818 Young street, at 2:00
Other than her husband, deceased is
survived by two sons, J. P., Jr., and
Marion Carter Floyd, three daughters,
Helen Mackey, Maggie Atwood and
Frances Floyd, her father, Arthur
Wells, of Edgefield, S. C., and ene sis
ter, Mrs. Jesse Crafton, of Augus
ta. -Augusta Chronicle.
Mrs. Floyd is pleasantly remembered
in Edgefield as Mis8 Elizabeth Wells,
and her friends here were deeply sad
dened to learn of her death. The fun
eral at Sweetwater church yesterday
afternoon was attended by Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Wells, Hon. M. P. Wells,
Hallie and John Wells. The funeral
was conducted by Rev. P. B. Lanham. |
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