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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 1922 No. 39.
Reviva! Services in Progress.
Missionary to be Married.
Death of Mr. T. R.
The revival services began on Mon
day evening at the Baptist church,
Rev. W. S. Brooke being assisted by
Dr. Fuller of Greenwood. Dr. Fuller
is a preacher of great force and
magnetism, and once he has been
heard, no one will ever miss an op
portunity of hearing him again, when
this is afforded. Mr. Hoffman of Rich
mond, Va., has charge of the singing,
and the junior choir has already been
greatly enlarged, and with the or
chestra, the music is greatly enjoyed.
Music is a great force, and many a
soul has been won for Christ through
the song message. The morning ser
vices are at ll o'clock and the even
ing services at 7:30 o'clock.
News comes of the approaching
marriage of Rey^. John Jackson, of
our community, and of the Philippi
Baptist church who is now a mission
ary in China, having been there
about two years. He i? to be mar
ried to Miss Garrett of Texas, who
has been on the foreign field about
one year. Their marriage will be sol
emnized on the Chinese Christmas
which falls in February. These two
young people will no doubt be able
to do even a greater work in the Mas
ter's kingdom in their united
Mr. Tom R. Hoyt died on Satur
day evening here at his home, after
a sickness of about four months,
there being a complication of dis
eases. For the past month he was con
fined to his room, and while his
friends knew that his condition was
serious the sudden end was a shock.
Mr. Hoyt was a life long resident of
this place, and he was held in warm
est esteem by every one. He was a
member of the Methodist church and
was most faithful to it. The funeral
services were conducted in the home
on Sunday afternoon, and his pastor,
Rev. David Kellar, spoke of what a
true member the church had in him,
and that he was always found in his
pew each Sunday. Rev. W. S. Brooke,
made some touching remarks on his
home life. As his near neighbor, the
love of home upon the part of Mr.
Hoyt had been beautiful to see, and
his devotion to his wife and children.
Rev. Mr. Wright, of the Presbyterian
church read the Bible lesson. After
sweet songs the body was carried to
the Mt. of Olives cemetery and laid
to rest beside loved ones. Mr. Hoyt
first married Miss Ada Louise Mob
ley, and by this union there are four
children, Mrs. Dent, of Columbia,
, Miss Laurie Hoyt and Messrs Thomas
and Johnnie Hoyt. He married Miss
Ruth Williams the second time, there
being one son, Marion. Two brothers
are left, Messrs Will and John Hoyt.
There were many beautiful flowers
placed on his bier by loving friends.
Misses Ruby Glover and Antoi
nette Denny attended the Crouch
Horde wedding that took place last
Thursday at Saluda in the Baptist
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
on Friday afternoon in honor of Miss
Louise Boyd of Chester, who has
been spending a few days here with
her. The occasion was a very happy
one and all were given a cordial wel
come by the hostess. Progressive
rook occupied the time and after the
game the hostess served a tempting
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Lott and
Mrs. P. N. Lott have been for a visit
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pickens
Kinard at Greenwood.
^, Mrs. Susie Latimer has gone to
Griffin, Ga., having been called there
upon the illness of Mary Sue, the
eight-year-old daughter of her son,
Rev. Leon Latimer.
The Johnston High School is to be
congratulated upon the very interest
ing eight page paper that it is now
- getting out, this being edited by the
^ high school force. The paper is pub
lished monthly and is called "Purple
and Gold," the class colors, and is 50
cents a year. The young people are
very enthusiastic over this and en
couraged by the cooperation of those
. who advertise through this medium,
thus aid them in having this pub
Mr. Bettis Bouknight had a fine ex
hibit of cotton at the state fair whici
took the blue ribbon.
Prof. Whilden, of Columbia was
the. guest of friends here for the
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and children
have gone to Aiken to visit the for
mer's mother, Mrs. Coleman.
Mr. A. J. Mobley has purchased
the dwelling of Dr. C. P. Corn and
he and his wfe will reside there, fol
lowing the departure of Dr. and Mrs,
Corn for their future home in Green
The Apollo Music club met Friday
afternoon with Mrs. M. T. Turner
and Miss Frances Turner as hostess
es and a very pleasant meeting was
had. The club voted to have a com
munity sing on the evening of
Thanksgiving day and also Febru
ary 22nd, if all things are suitable.
Plans were made for the visit'of the
state president and district president
on November 22. The chairman of
American Citizenship urged the mem
bers to vote on Tuesday, November
7th at the general election, a request
having also come from President
General and national department
chairman. The program on musical
forms was enjoyed.
Piano, Czardos, McDowell, Miss
Vocal, Habener, Moszowski, Miss
Piano, Tarantelle, Virgil, Miss
Vocal, Selected, Mrs. David Kellar.
Piano, Polka, Raff, Mrs. Mims
All enjoyed a dainty repast, the
hostesses being assisted in serving
by Mrs. Wallace Turner and Mrs.
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of Leesville
is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Black of At
lanta-are guests of Mri!.--Alice* Cox
and their grandmother, Mrs. Mary
Miss Louelle Norris of Columbia
spent the week-end here with the
Mrs. Mattie Chavous of Bath has
been the guest of friends;. <
Mrs. Charlie Kenney of Warren
ville has been for a visit to friends.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison, who
is teaching music at Edgefield High
School, spent the week-end here with
her mother, Mrs. Annie Harrison.
Miss Maude Wright has returned
from Augusta where sb* has been
spending a while with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Natalie Yonce and Miss Eliz
abeth Bubose of Ridge Spring have
been visiting Miss Mary Walker.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Doboy and chil
dren and Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Do
bey have been to Augusta for a short
visit' in the home of Mrs. 'Charlie
Mrs. P. B. Waters was hostess for
the New Century club cn Tuesday
afternoon. There were many matters
for discussion. Book week will be ob
served, tnd it was suggesstad that one
afternoon be an open meeting for
mothers. The social service commit
tee had done many pleasing things,
and $1.50 for bulbs for winter flow
ers was given the committee. The civ
ic committee hoping that during the
year the council could get possession
of the $500 left by Capt Johnston in
his will for this town which bears his
name, stated that the members were
also anxious to see the fount erected,
for which this fund was stipulated.
The committee will urge the council
men to look into this matter and se
cure funds. The member.? were all
urged to vote on Tuesday, November
7th, by the American Citizenship
chairman. Miss Clara Sawyer was
elected delegate to the conference at
Fairfax. The study topic being fa
mous women, talks were given by
Mrs. J. W. Marsh and Mrs. T. R. Den
ny on Frances Willard and Mrs. S.
J. Watson a talk on Mrs. Maud
Ballington Booth. The hostess served
a tempting salad course with coffee,
being assisted by Mrs. W. C. Conner
ly and Mrs. Huiet Waters. The rooms
were bright with emblems of the Hal
The Mary Ann Buie chapter met
with Mrs. Annie B. Harison on Thur
day. The members were glad to hear
. - . f
Mrs. Milne Visits Edgefield j
W. C .T. U.
On Monday afternoon under the
auspices of the Woman's Christran'
Temperance Union Mrs. G?oi
Milne of Aberdeen, Scotland; ad^
dressed an audience at the Baptisa
church telling of the prohibition sh>.
uation in her own country of Scot|
land and of the great difficulties ai?:
tending the coming struggle for pro-,
hibition in Scotland. She said the
land was very old and traditions andi
customs so strongly intrenched tha|j
it would take mighty efforts to SUT.
press the sale of intoxicants. Sher]
gave expression to hope .for the t??
ture, as they now have local optioi
and communities are privileged everj
two years to vote on this question^]
The first time this privilege was giv->|
en, forty communities voted dry.
Mrs. Tillman used in her orga?r
preludes a medley of Scotch melo-a
dies. Rev. A. T. Allen read the SeripV]
ture and led in prayer.
While the congregation sang "Thi?
Morning Light is Breaking," all th&
mothers present who had brought
their children and were willing to
rear them in the principles of tota?
abstinence, came forward and the
following children had the white rib
bon bow tied on their wrists: Thomas
Motte Kernaghan, - Miller,''
oosephine McDonald, Nelle Braxton
Nicholson, Neta Crouch, Hortense
Watson, Glenn Carter Allen, Marga>
ret and Lillian Asbell, Mary Norris^
Wright, Bettie Walker and Georgia
Coates Milne, ivlrs. W. B. Cogburn
presented the children and Mrs.;
Milne, representative of the World's '
W. C. T. U. tied the bow on then*1]
Misses Lois and Felicia Minis gave
a very beautiful and classic violin^
and piano duet by Verdi.
One of the most enjoyable select
tions was a mandolin solo, Traiim-i
erei, with pipe organ accompany
ment by- }lr. Evans,.Sei
audience by Mrs. J. L. Mims, who
had previously heard Mrs. Milne in
Newberry at the State Convention,
and had heard her say ''When the
doughty Scotchman decides that he
must have prohibition he will have
At the close of the address Mrs.
T. H. Rainsford made a very gracious
presentation of a bouquet of prize
chrysanthemums grown by the cham
pion chrysanthemum grower, Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn. The flowers were beau
tiful and Mrs. Milne accepted them
in a few words of appreciation, but
they were not more beautiful than
the speech of presentation which Mrs.
The last selection was, "Flow
Gently, Sweet Afton," sung as a duet
by Mr. and Mrs. Madison Tucker.
The meeting closed with "Blest be
the Tie That Binds."
Sunday Services at First Bap
The pastor will preach next Sun
day morning en "Getting By." Ev-]
erybody is cordially invited to this
service and all of our regular ser
vices at eleven-thirty in the morning
and seven-thirty at night. Every man
not affiliated with the Sunday school
is invited to attend our Baraca class.
There were 136 present in this class
last Sunday with 360 in the Sunday
school. Come and be with us.
of two more members, two having
been received at the previous meet
ing. The book, "Women of the South
in War Times," which the chapter
had purchased to present to the town
library, had been received and pre
sented. Several notes of good cheer,
post cards and flowers had been sent
by the social committee to the vet
erans and elderly ladies who had
beert sick. The. chapter voted to give
to the Jefferson Davis memorial and
Cunningham fund, also to aid in the
marking of Secession Hill, this last
request coming from Abbeville chap
ter. A box of good things will be sent
from the chapter to the County
Home at Thanksgiving. Mrs. Harry
Strother was elected delegate to the
state convention at Greenwood, Mrs.
J. W. Cox, alternate. A pleasing his
torical program was had, which clos
ed with a paper on "South Carolina's
part in the War Between the States"
written by Miss Frances Turner.
Miss Florence Mims Gives
'Views on the Theatre.
' When I was in Boston before, at
school, I used to go every week to the
different performances of the Hen
ry Jewett Players. I would marvel at
?jheir excellence, never dreaming that
one day I should myself be studying
^vith them. I sometimes used to leave
:the theatre feeling that I had been
to church, though you may think it
was a very paradoxical emotion. I
|lid not then try to analyze my
thoughts as I do now. I only knew
that my meditations on leaving the
^building on Saturday evening were
?hot greatly unlike those I experi
enced on leaving a house of wor
ship'., the next morning. I think that
?this is an explanation. In both places
J learned a truth or truths. Though
? walked down two different ave
nues; I arrived at each at a right con
clusion about many phases of life.
I The pulpit deals in one ws.y, and
?the actor in another. There are come
?people who disapprove of the thea
tre/ and they learn only in the
^churches. There are others who nev
ijer frequent a church and yet who
have many vital principles of right
living and right thinking portrayed
;on the platform. Now I am not for a
moment thinking that anything does,
or ever can.take the place of the
church. We know, in reality, that ev
ery right thing in the whole world
came from the Bible. The best things
.in the drama today, are another way
of saying the principles of the New
I am speaking of the great dramas
'bf the world, written by great men
and played by people of culture and
experience. When a good play is
rightly interpreted it shows the evil
of wickedness and the good of right
eousness. It runs the whole gamut
bf life in a few hours.
A i crime is committed early in the
have learned, if y oil dicTn?t mbWT?
unmistakably before that there can
be no wrong without terrible conse
quences to the wrong doer, and that
sometimes right early. The audience
sees that the murderer or whoever
the criminal may be, gives his peace
of mind, that most cherished of all
There is no harm actually done.
The actor did not really commit the
crime. The person whom he has seem
ingly injured may be in reality his
best friend. Yet th audience goes
away with a peculiar understanding
of that cross section of Iii?. The au
dience has not. only learned through
the eye but through the ear. A
thought passes much more quickly to
most of our minds if it is aided by
the power of vision. So to me a play
is often an impersonal sermon.
The players are the preachers, and
the audience is the congregation.
There is never any offense, for neith
er of the two groups knows the oth
er. The audience sees the actors, but
not the actors the audience. The
players are blinded by the footlights,
for they are not preaching to, but for
that vast unseen multitude. If a bit
of needed advice goes like an> arrow
from the actor to a certain hearer,
no one knows it, and the person is
unembarrassed. For we are so made
that we like to shield ourselves and
The more we can learn pleasantly,
and the oftener we can be rebuked
secretly, the more welcome to our
selfish selves. The hearts of the hear
ers are harps upon wKch the actors
play and who shall say that the si
lent music thus brought is not a
hymn in tune with sublimity.
Before the velvet curtain rises
from the stage, there is a soft light
glowing beneath it. To me it has seem
ed like that "dim religious light that
shines through stained glass win
A drama, too, is like an orchestra.
There are the deep bass viols, speak
ing of tragedy, and played, so to
speak, by the tragedians, and so on
through all the instruments to the
piccolo note, symbolic of highest joy.
and sounded by the player to whom
falls the lot of happiness.
It is the stage that helps us to see
life with the true perspective, ;n the
right proportions. Our personal ex
periences seem just fragments,
bright mosaics that time fastens to
gether to make a picture, and we
never see the completed scene. We
live our little lives through the val
leys and on the heights, but wc are
so near ourselves that we can not
stand off ^nd view our life landscape.
Always there is the too ever present
nearness of our reactions to our ac
tions. The things that is tragedy yes
terday^ nearly commonplace today,
and the thing that annoys us today
will be the source of merriment to
But as we go to nee a drama or a
comedy, we see, perhaps, someone's
whole life story enacted. None of us
is so different from the other, but
that we recognize ourselves in all
humanity about us. We accuse others
of lacking what we lack ourselves,
and are quick to attribute to others
the fault of which we are guilty.
. In a play we seem to see the prob
lems solved in a moment that it took
U3 years to solve. We are inspired
to greater heights, .seeing the worth
of true' effort.
We are made more thankful that
we do not possess the weaknesses
that we see others victoms of. ,We
see the pettiness of petty things and
the magnitude of big things. We ac
cept the law of compensation, see
that what we have missed at one
time, we have gained at another.
It is as though each life were a
piece of tapestry, the plan of which
in all its detail is in the mind of our
Maker. We on earth weave as near
as we can j the pattern, the dark
threads of sorrow and bright ones of
joy, and it is never given us to see
more than a day's weaving at a time.
We would like to know if it had
I like to think of a drama as some
body's life work all done. It at first
existed in the mind of the author.
The players weave the threads. By
seeing someone else attempting to
win the constant struggle of life,
though it be only an imaginary strife,
thing 'uplif ting? .son??lmng>,a^m^?Vr'
Money in Cotton.
Here is a little editorial from The
State, Columbia, presenting a point
of view thoroughly logical and thor
oughly heartening to the farmers of
South Carolina. Read it:
Until a year or two ago it was of
ten advisable to warn Southern far
mers against over-production of cot
ton. Cotton associations carried on
energetic campaigns for curtailment
Exactly the reverse has come about
with the arrival of the boll weevil.
Too many men are leaving the farms
in the belief that cotton growing will
no more be profitable.
The outlook for the intelligent,
diligent cotton grower, willing to
read, attend, listen and learn is de
cidedly better than it has been in
many a year.
The danger of over-production
At the price that prevailed yes
terday a quarter of a bale fetches as
much money as a bale sold 25 years
To thoroughly understand the com
ditions reflected in the above is the
beginning of wisdom for the cotton
grower in this state. There is going
to be money in growing cotton
more money than ever before for the
man who can grow it. It is going to
be more difficult to produce cotton
than before. Brains are going to be
necessary in its production. And
brains are always rewarded. The far
mer who does not believe anything
the students of agriculture say, and
refuses to accept their teachings, will
not raise cotton. The boll weevil will
eat his. crop every year and he will
finally quit or go broke. While the
man who has ears to hear and uses
his ears for their purpose will make
cotton and get a good price for it.
The boll weevil simply out wits the
ignorant and restricts the production.
It is another application of the law,
unto him that hath shall be given.
Banks to Close.
The three banks of Edgefield will
be closed Friday, November 10th,
1922 in observance of Armistice
Day which is Saturday, November
Orphanage Work Day Plan for"
Thanksgiving Period, 1922.
For several years the orphanages"
of this state, and in other Southern,
stater,, have observed a custom that
has now become well established
among our Sunday schools. Joint re
quest is made by Thornwell Or-'
phanage, the Church Home Orphan
age, Epworth Orphanage and Connie
Maxwell Orphanage that all people
who love God and little children wilt
contribute the in-come or the wages,
of at least one day to the orphanage
of his choice. It is suggested that the
plan be handled in every Sunday
School in South Sarolina by an
nouncements made well in advance
and that a 'Saturday be selected on
which everybody including the chil
dren shall devote himeslf to a task orr
special job if necessary, and. con
tribute the income of the day at his
church on the following Sunday. Per
haps in some places it may prove
more acceptable to have everything
brought in on Thanksgiving day.
Each community may work out its
own plan for the observance of the
day but it is hoped that many thou
sands of our people will adopt the
scheme. If the friends of the orphans
should with any sort of unanimity en
ter into the proposed observance^
of the day there is little doubt that
each of our four church orphanages
would receive enough to supply the
current needs for some time to come.
Dial Will Resume Fight on
Washington, Nov. 7.-Senator ?.
B. Dial of South Carolina declareo
today that he would resume his fight
against the confirmation of Joseph
W. Tolbert, Republican, appointed by
the president to be marshal of the
Western district of South Carolina.
The fight was waged before a
subcommittee of the judiciary com
mittee of the senate? After the ad
journment , of congress, the president
Senator Dial, after stating that he
would renew the fight, expressed sur
prise that the president, with the*
evidence before the subcommittee,
had given the recess appointment
and confidence that Tolbert wouldi
never be confirmed.
Minstrel at Flat Rock School
There will be a "Negro Minstrel""
at the Flat Rock school building Fri
day evening, November 17th.
The program will be as follows:
Grand Opening Potpourri.
Opening chorus, entire company
Comic recitation, gags, etc., Mr.
Wallace, Mrs. Jones.
Vocal duet, Mrs. Squash, Mrs.
Monologue, Mrs. Mack .
Instrumental music, Mr. Wallace,
Chorus, entire company.
Comic songs, gags, etc., Mr. Cleve
Monologue, Mrs. Squash.
Vocal solo, Miss Happ.
Gags and dancing, Mr. Tate, Mr.
Instrumental music, Mr. Wallace,.
Chorus, entire company.
Concluding with those side-split
ting farces, Colored Suffragettes and
Doors open at 7:30. Performance
commences at 8:00. Admission 15
and 25 cents.
Forty-Sixth Anniversary of '76.
Mr. J. W. Reese reminded us yes
terday it was the 46th anniversary of
the memorable election of 1876. It
was likewise held on the 7th of No
vember. Mr. Reese says he has yet in
his possession the Colts cap and ball
pistol which he carried on the elec
tion day, November 7, 1876, being
in as good condition today as it was
46 years ago. We are glad to report
that Mr. Reese did not have to use
his Colts in 1876, but would have
done so with peculiar zest had it been
FOR SALE: 3,000 stalks of Rib
bon Cane for planting, from 3% to
6 feet high, at 2 cents per stalk. Ap
ply to Jack Hamilton on Mr. J. R.
Cantelou's farm, Edgefield, S. C.