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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15. 1922.
Revival Services Well Attend
ed. Delegates to D. A. R.
, The revival which has been in
progress here at the Baptist church is
largely attended, the auditorium at
the evening services being packed.
Rev. Mr. Fuller, who is assisting Mr.
Brooke, is a very forceful and mag
netic speaker, and is doing a great
work here. That there is a real re
vival going on in the hearts of ap
parently all who sit under the word
is seen to be manifested. The young
people are taking a great interest,
and at each evening service, a third
of the center pews is always filled.
The singer, Mr. Hoffman, has organ
ized these into Alaho choruses, and
as they come marching in in a body,
and so sweetly sing their songs, they
are singing Christ into their hearts
and into the hearts of others. There
is a junior choir that is aiding the
senior choir, and the orchestra makes
the music all the more beautiful. The
meeting will continue on through
On Sunday Rev. W. S. Brooke
went to Greenwood to fill the pulpit
of Mr. Fuller, and in the afternoon,
Mr. Fuller preached at Trenton for
Rev. W. S. Brooke went over to
Columbia on Saturday to perform
the marriage ceremony of Miss Lila
Sawyer and Mr. Anderson, the happy
affair taking place at noon. The
bride resided here for a few years,
and since the death of her father,
Mr. Stan Sawyer, has made her
home in Columbia. Her friends here
waft many good wishes.
The football team of Newberry
came over on Friday and the John
ston team met with them on the field
here. The game was an exciting one
and all jplayed wella.hut,the.. Newber
ry team came out v^ctor?bia??J^nTe*OT*,'
the players of the Newberry team
had the misfortune to get his arm
broken, and Victor Johnson, of the
local team, sustained some bruises.
All attention was given the unfortu
nate man from Newberry, and he was
made as comfortable as possible be
fore he left for home. The Johnston
team will play Abbeville on the 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Butler have
the sympathy of all in the death of
their little baby which occurred dur
ing last Friday night. The little one
seemed apparently well, and on Sat
urday morning when the mother
arose, she thought the baby sleeping
and did not disturb it. After the fam
ily had had the morning meal, she
again returned to see if it had
awakened to find that the baby was
dead. A physician was summoned,
and he stated that death was due to
some weak heart action, and death
had occurred during the night. The
little form was tenderly laid to rest
Miss Cleo Attaway spent the week
end here with Mrs. A. P. Lewis. She
is now teaching at Batesburg.
Rev. Manion Padgett is now at
home with his daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Smith, having been for visits to his
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Horde of Tren
ton were guests in the home of Mrs.
T. R. Denny on last Thursday.
Mrs. William Toney of Columbia,
visited her cousin, Mrs. W. M. Saw
yer last week.
Mrs. Knight, of McBean, Ga., is
spending a while with her aunt, Mrs.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher attended the
state W. M .U. convention held in Co
lumbia last week.
News comes from Mrs. Susie Lat
imer who was called to the bedside of
her little granddaughter at Griffin,
Ga., who was quite ill, that the little
girl is now much better.
Mrs. Dorn of Spartanburg is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Dobey.
Miss Annie Daters has been spend
ing a few days at her home here.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn left on
Saturday for their new home at
Greenville. Their departure is a mat
ter of regret to all their friends, but
they wish them God-speed, and that
their lines may fall in pleasant
Mr. A. J. Mobley, Sr., will soon oe
cupy the Corn dwelling, having re
cently purchased it.
Mrs. J. A. Lott of Greenwood is
spending this week here with friends.
Mr. Eugene Youngblood was here
last week visiting his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Langston. He is agent
for a radio outfit.
Miss Tisdale, of McCall has been
the guest of Miss Mary Waters.
Mrs. Ernest Gregg of Florence is
visiting Miss Marie Lewis.
Mrs. Huiet Waters entertained
with a farewell party on Wednesday
for Mrs. C. P. Corn and Mrs. David
Kellar. The occasion was a very
pleasant one, but there was a tinge
of regret, that these two whom ev
eryone admired and loved, were soon
to make their homes elsewhere. Pro
gressive rook was played and the
top score prize was given Mrs. Earl
Smith, a box of correspondence
cards. The honoree were given dainty
remembrance gifts. A tempting re
past was served.
Mrs. M. W. Crouch entertained on
Friday afternoon for Mrs. C. P. Corn
and Mrs. M. D. Lyon, Jr., and the oc
casion was one of many pleasures.
After a cordial welcome, seats were
found for rook, and several hands
enjoyed. After the game, the hostess
served a tempting salad ?ourse, with
hot rolls and coffee. Mrs. Corn was
presented with an embroidered cuff
and collar set, and Mrs. Lyon with a
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and children
are at home from a visit to relatives
Misses Elizabeth and Corrie John
son of Edgefield are visiting Miss
Miss Helen Walker spent the week
end at Ridgee Spring with friends.
Misses Edna Bailey and Virginia
Hutto, two former teachers of the
high school have been for a short
visit to Mrs. Joe Cox.
Miss Ora May Herlong it at home
from a visit to Saluda.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison spent
the week-end with the home folks
Johnston will be represented at
the state D. A. R. conference next
week at Spartanburg by Mesdames
J. L. Walker and F. H. Williams from
the Emily Geiger chapter. Mrs. M. T.
Turner, state corresponding secre
tary and Miss Zena Payne, state li
brarian, and Miss Frances Turner,
the state regent's page, will also at
Pleased With "Uncle" Rufus
Derrick's Letter on Con
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I want to thank Mr. Rufus Derrick
for the'splendid report that he has
given of the Soldiers' Home. Every
word that he has written is as true as
gospel. I spent five hours there look
ing at the wonderful improvements
that have taken place since I was
there last. Mr. Derrick is a smooth,
fluent writer. He has given a full and
minute description pf the home under
the management of Mrs. Myers and
Mrs. New. There is not an editor or
a lawyer who could have given a bet
ter description of everything than .
"Uncle" Rufus has. Why don't he .
It has been ten years since I was
at the home and then things were in
bad shape. But there has been a won- ;
derful reformation since then. Every
thing is as clean as any home in the ?
land. Yes, I doff my hat and bow my
thanks to "Uncle" Rufus Derrick for
this letter. It is just fine. And it is
all just like he has written it .1 can!
testify to every word that he has said
about the place. [
Mr. Derrick is a quill driver. His .
description of the Confederate Home
is the best I have seen from any
pen about the place. If you would
take his letter and go over the place
you would find it just as he has
stated, in every detail. He has given ,
us the real milk in the cocoanut. Let
us hear from you again, "Uncle"
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
FOR SALE: Pure bred Duroc Jer- ]
sey pigs, subject to registration, just
the kind to purchase as a foundation
for hog raising. Better begin stock
raising at once. Leave your orders
at The Advertiser office.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
From Northampton, Mass.
Dear Advertiser: .V
.Since my last letter I have lef,t
Boston and come to Northampton
with the Henry Jewett Players who
are being royally received here dur
ing their month's stay. This is ? col
lege town, home of Smith college. ?It,
has a country air, this city, with.its
"leafy lanes" and lawns, and its big
homes which are a joy to see, after
long blocks of apartment houses in
a straight row. I said yesterday that
if I should suddenly find myself in
this town, not knowing even whjp;
part of the country I was in, I would
immediately recognize it as New
The first evidence in the case
would be the square porchless front
to the houses, or if not that, a small
box-like entrance, an extra little
square passage through which one
passes before going through the main
front door. This is really to make' the
entrance of wind and snow more in
convenient, though the guests feel
as if they might be entering a bar
ricaded castle. Or, perhaps it would
be the tell tale white birch which
would be another evidence of New
England. That and a certain well
ordered look about the country.
I have sometimes thought that\the
characteristics of nature in different
parts of the country somewhat .'re
semble those of the people who live
amongst them or vice versa.
As I rode along on the train the
other day from Boston west^to.
Northampton, I observed that there
was a set, stereotyped appearance to
the autumn landscape, as though'ihe
Pilgrim Fathers had made it grow
that way, and in the after years it
had not departed from the command.
New England is precise and exact,
reflecting a little of the form of old
England itself. ,In Southern land!
scapes there, is a cert?in;s^ee;t. la^'^^
?onment, a riotous growth bf vine
and bloom. It suggests the unstinted
soft warm Southern temperament,
never severe, never niggardly in its
The wildness of Western crags
and the broadness of the rolling
plains, suggests the broadness and
freedom of the Western mind.
,As a people live in a place they
adapt it to their needs and thus leave
their mark upon it. The West used to
be great stretcher of unbroken prai
rie, and still is to a great extent. But
by the term prairie is meant the
smoth soil unbroken by the plow,
and though it is still virtually prai
rie, in many places, man has made it
the home of waving grain and taken
it from the roving buffalo. It is nces
sary to have forest preserves to keep
the trees in tact for generations.
Man, the destroyer, would level all
with his axe.
Perhaps the farther south one
goes, the warmer is the nature, and
the farther north one goes the cold
er. New Englanders stiffen up during
the winter and the rather short sum
mer is not quite time enough for
them to relax thoroughly again. So
the climate effects not only the na
ture, but tae architecture, and where
the New Englander has two en
trances from the street, and storm
windows, the Southerner has an open
front door, a hall way and a firelight
aglow on the hearth. I have expa
tiated before on the joys of a hearth,
and a sparkling fire. There is nothing
better. If radiators were glowing in
flaming colors, I might tolerate them.
I have written in'a circle, and have
come back at last to my starting
point-Northampton. The town is
surrounded by the Berkshire Hills,
which are clearly visible. I am long
ing for a hike to them, and since
most of the Jewett Company are
English people, and should therefore .
be great walkers, I may have my
desire fulfilled. It see ms very natur
al to meet college girls at all times
on the streets, a gay fine crowd of
students from many states. I shall
visit the college sometime before I
leave and may find it interesting for
a subject of a letter.
' FLORENCE MIMS.
14 Henshaw Ave.,
.Woman's Missionary Union in
One of the greatest gatherings of
the Woman's Missionary Unio:n took
place in Columbia during the past
we?k. Each association in the West
ern Division of which Edgefield is a
part, was represnted, but Edgefield
was not as much in evidence as was
.desired. Mrs. A. T. Allen, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn
and Mrs. J .L. Mims were the Edge
field Association representatives.
??"he meetings were exceedingly-4 in
teresting from beginning to end.
The first evening was notable for a
splendid pageant arranged by the
leaders of the Young People's So
cieties of the state, Mrs. George E.
Davis, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher and Miss
Azile Wofford. Among the Edgefield
young people who took part was Miss
Mary Dorn, who appeared as Art in
a beautiful pantomine demonstra
tion showing how every gift is be
stowing a benefit and seeking to be
used for the upbuilding of the king
Mrs. T. B. Lanham wes everywhere
finding a place of usefulness in the
meeting, as one of the local commit
tee, and as the promoter of many of
the beautiful attentions showered
upon the visitors. She had in charge
"the arrangements for the Mission
Study Luncheon at the Y. W. C. A.,
a very wonderful occasion at which
two hundred and fifteen were seated,
and after the luncheon had been con
sumed, toasts to Mission Study were
made. Mrs. J. D. Chapman, president,
and Mrs. Lanham made one of the
most unique of all the toasts, being
a parody on the House that Jack
Built. The occasion was to give hon
or to graduates and honor graduates
in Mission Study. Mrs. W. J. Hatcher
gave a very attractive original poem
as a toast to the Sunbeams.
Mrs.. Mamie. N. Tillman acted as
chairman of the Telegram and Mes-.
during the meeting sending and re
ceiving telegrams. Among those of
interest were messages to and from
Rev. and Mrs. John Lake at Battle
Creek Sanitorium. Since the conven
tion a letter has come from Mr. Lake
saying that when the telegram came
to the Woman's Missionary Union
meeting at the same time in Cyn
thiana, Kentucky, he was seated by
his sister, Miss Rosa Lake listening
to the proceedings. He said he voted
promptly to send a message back to
South Carolina and wanted to be
with the South Carolina friends at
the same time. Mrs. Tilman was also
asked to take the work of corres
ponding secretary, which has an in
viting salary attached, but she could
not accept as it necessitated her res
idence in Columbia. She was elected
messenger to the State and Southern
Mrs. A. T. Allen was on the com
mittee on Resolutions and read them
from the platform at the closing ses
sion on Thursday afternoon and was
appointed a delegate to the Woman's
Missionary Union auxiliary to the
Southern Baptist convention in May.
Mrs. D. A. J. Ouzts of Greenwood
was elected Western Division presi
Another interesting figure in the
Woman's Missionary Union was Mrs.
J. T. Littlejohn who was called to the
front among the mothers of mis
sionaries while the audience stood to
do them honor. Mrs. Littlejohn was
introduced as the mother of J. T.
Littlejohn, Jr., now in China. Mrs. J.
T. Littlejohn, Jr., was represented by
a gold star on the Young Woman's
Auxiliary service flag, as a graduate
of the Training School now in China.
Mrs. Littlejohn was elected a dele
gate t othe Southern Baptist conven
tion in Kansas City, and also Mrs. P.
H. Bussey of Andrews.
Mrs. Littlejohn now holds the po
sition of Associational Superintend
ent of her association, and Mrs. P. H.
Bussey is receiving high praise for
her unselfish work in the Eastern
part of the state. One of the resi
dents of that section of South Caro
lina brough up the subject and said
that they wished the old friends in
Edgefield could know what a great
work Rev. P. H. Bussey was accom
plishing in hjs community, and how
greatly beloved he is. They also stat
ed that the Edgefield people living in
the Eastern part of the state are
very proud of each other and thank
ful for the influence of Edgefield on
Mrs. C. E. Burts as general chair
man of the committee on hospitality
was frequently called to the platform
and always had some message of in
terest for the delegates, one of which
was an invitation for a drive over the
city. Cars were standing at the doors
every hour in the day, and the wo
men of Columbia made us think of
the quotation "And He shall give His
angels charge over thee, lest thou
dash thy foot against a stone."
All the people were glad to get a
glimpse of Dr. Burts as he presided
over one of the evening sessions.
There were representatives present
from Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
most of the Baptist colleges and
Academies, and a large number of
nurses from the Baptist hospital.
Another of the interesting occur
rences was the appearance of little
James Pruitt of Johnston on the plat
form in the arms of his nurse. He has
been in the Lucile Chapman Memo
rial bed at the Baptist hospital for
13 months. He is now believed to be
recovering from what the physicians
had never believed he could recover.
He could not move or speak for
months and was completely paralyz
ed, but would always smile whenever
anyone came into his presence. The
cost of this patient has been ?2,
360.65, paid by South Carolina Sun
Mrs. Albert Miller Entertains
at a Reception for Mrs
B. T. Horde.
Friday afternoon in the spacious
and hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Miller at Trenton, Mrs. B. T.
Horde was the honor guest at a love
ly reception. A cordial welcome
awaited each guest at the door,
where Mrs. George Wise gave the
hand of greeting.
Wise, and Miss Sabe Miller,- the" '
graceful daughter of the house, j
These conducted the guests into the
parlor, where stood the receiving
line: Mrs. Albert Miller, the honor
guest, Mrs. B. T. Horde, Mrs. Emma ,
?Horde, Mrs. Ida Crouch of Saluda,
mother of Mrs. Horde, Mrs. Lois
Matheny and Mrs. C. J. Ramage, ^
sisters of the bride, and others. From
here the guests went into the din:.ng
room where sliced cream and the fa- -,
mous Trenton cake was served, the
plates being tastefully arranged with ^
lace pieces and souvenirs of maiden- j
hair fern and pink ribbon.
The table was adorned with a ^
lace cover over pink and the same
color festooned from the corners, j
Lovely stands filled with pink and j
white mints added to the dainty ta
ble. Mrs. Miller is famous for her (
taste as a decorator and it is always ?
considered a great good fortune to ^
secure her kindly assistance is giv- ^
ing artistic suggestions.
The Edgefield visitors were a little
late in arriving and for this reason
had the pleasure and honor of enter
ing the dining room with the honor r
guests and having the opportunity '
of conversation with them. ^
During the afternoon a delightful j
musical program was enjoyed in the ,
music room. A number of choice se- |
lections on the violhVwere given by |
Miss Sabe Miller, accompanied on j
the piano by her sister, Mrs. P. B. r
Miss Lena Long played on the c
guitar while Miss Laurie Moore ac- r
companied her with some pleasing j
vocol selections and with Miss Laurie ^
Moore's piano accompaniment Miss c
Long gave other popular vocal num- c
bers. Miss More gave several brilliant
piano solos. .
The parlor and music rooms were
tastefully decorated in yellow chry- j
santhemums, which we think were -\
the products of Mrs. Miller's own j
skilled cultivation. r
FOR SALE: Thirty Duroc-Jersey t
pigs bred from the best Duroc strains ?
in America, all entitled to registra- (
tion, weighing from 50 to 75 pounds, j
J. B. TOMPKINS, c
Edgefield, S. C. a
FOR SALE: A fine lot of pine
timber six miles from North Augusta c
on Martintown road. Address Mrs. J. f
H. Harrison, Augusta Ga., Route 5.
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday Schools Well Attend
ed. Much Land Unculti
vated. Many Saw
Flat Rock and Red Oak Grove
Sunday schools were both largely at- .
tended last Sunday. The former ?
meets in the morning and the latter '
in the afternoon.
The condition of Mr. Lamb's
health necessitated his resigning as
superintendent of Red Oak Grove
Sunday school, which was with much
regret, for he enjoyed the work, and
hopes to see the work continue, as so
many little children in this school .
know no other.
A goodly number assembled after ?
Sunday school for the Woman's Mis
sionary society. Some are regular in. .
their contributions, while others are
giving as they can, which .means our .
75 Million obligation keeps ' coming
up. At any rate we feel sure of car
ing for our pledges.
It was the delight of the Y. W. A*
to have with them last Saturday Mrs.
Robert Grims, their former presi
dent, who gave them many words of
Miss Lullie Timmerman will be
hostess for the December meeting of
the Y. W. A.
Miss Ruth Tarrant was a guest in- .
the home of Misses Maggie and Eva
A.gner last Satudray.
Mrs. A. B. Young and Miss Young
were guests of Mrs. George Bussey
on last Thursday.
Mrs. Young has many warm .
friends in this section who are glad
she is able to be out.
Mrs. W. A. Dow is confined to her -
room from malarial fever.
The friends of Mrs. D. .B Morgan
are glad to see her able to attend
Mr. Conner Bussey's friends ex
tend;;(?!!rgr^ulat*OT iii -his-f :>
new work, with headquarters in Nor
folk, Va., working for the railroad as -
i civil engineer.
Miss Kathlene Kenrick was the-r .
ruest of Misses Hair and Tarrant last
Misses Sadie and Fannie Dow visit
id their friend, Miss Garner at Parks
Mrs. Mamie Bussey spent several
lays recently in the home of Mr. and
\Irs. D. C. Bussey.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Clegg spent
;he day last Sunday in the home of
The kind thoughtfulness of Mr.
George Bussey in putting in our yard
i big pile of wood in our absence,
nade us under many obligations to
Since the departure of all our col
>red people, if we do not help each
)ther, some of us would suffer. As
ong as we are blessed with good
?ealth and the will to do our best, we
ire safe Our land was created for
is, an . where there is a will there is.
tlways a way'.
We are glad to see grain sowing
rhere should be something growing
>n our farms winter and summer.
'.t does not seem just right to see the
ands along the road as we travel
dong the once well-cultivated farms,.,
o see them in weeds. Many places
he lands have not been' tilled in at
ast three or four years. On Martin
["own road from Kirksey cross road
o Augusta, half of the land lies un
activated in many places, and saw
nill camping grounds can be seen,
jooks like little camping towns, near
vhich very little farming is in evi
lence. A new era lies in the wake
if agriculture, some writers say.
Meeting of Federated Clubs.
There will be a reciprocity meet
ng of the members of the Federated
Vomen's Clubs at the home of Mrs.
barnie N. Tillman on Tuesday after
loon at 3:30 o'clock, November 21st,
it which time the ladies will have as
heir guests Mrs. Adam Moss, presc
ient of the Federated Women's
31ubs of South Carolina, and Mrs.
ames A. Patterson, vice president
if the Western District. All members
ire invited to attend.
FOR SALE: One hundred bushels
ifFulghum and Red Rust Proof oats
or seed at 75 cents per bushel.
M. C. PARKER