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VOL. 87
EDGEFIE?.D, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 1922.
No. 41.
JOHNSTON LETT?R.
Very Successful Revival Meet
ing Regret Over Mr. Kel
lar's Departure. New
Sign for Library.
The revival at the Baptist cliurch
which has been in progress for two
weeks, closed on last Friday evening,
jand the meeting was a great success
in every respect. Rev. Mr. Fuller
who labored so faithfully in present
ing the gospel, was a magnetic, ear
nest and forceful speaker and won
many for the Lord. There were more
than twenty-five additions to the
church, by profession and by letter,
and the entire membership was truly
revived, for greater love and service
far the Master and His kingdom.
Cooperation helped to make the
meeting a great one. The merchants
all closed their stores for the morn
ing services, and the high school at
tended in a body, and it was an in
spiring sight to see these young peo
ple enter and be so impressed, wbich
they manifested. The Alaho (Sun
shine) chorus was wonderful and tho
impressions made on these young
minds will continue to bear fruit The
gospel is sung as well as preached,
so Mr. Hoffman was a great force
here, too, for good. In appreciation
of the services of Rev. Fuller, a very
substantial purse was presented him,
and a good sum was also given the
singer.
Rev. David Kellar who has been
pastor of the Methodist church for
four years, will soon leave for his
new charge at Woodruff. The pastor
now of Woodruff, Rev. W. M. Ow
ings, will come here. It is a matter of
deep regret to everyone that Mr.
Kellar is moved to another field for
service for he was beloved, not only
by his own flock, but by everyone in.
the town and community where he la
bored. The sweetest fellowship exist
ed between his church and the others.
dkr^he?d'm^rrgV
. esteem but his good wife, and family
. also. The prayers of all will follow
them and the wish that their lines
might fall in pleasant places.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church the Sunrise prayer meeting
will be held. This will be Victory
Sunday in the great 75 Million
Campaign, and it is hoped that all
the churches concerned will meet in
prayer at this morning hour. It was
suggested that those attending be
there by 6:30 o'clock.
The town library now has a very
attractive sign out to mark its place
and call the attention of all to the
opening days-Wednesdays and Sat
urdays. The dues are only $1.00 a
year and if it is not convenient to be
a member, a fee of only 10 cents per
month is required to read as many j
books as one may desire. Every
month new books come in, and there
are magazines as well.
Miss Clara Sawyer and Mrs. Joe
Cox went to St. George on Saturday
to attend the Western district meet
ing of the South Carolina Federated
clubs.
Mrs. J. A. Lott and Mrs. Taylor
Goodwin of Greenwood have been
visiting here with relatives.
Miss Vera Derrick and Miss Olivia
Pardue have been visitors here.
Miss Connie Crouch, who is teach
ing at Philippi, spent the week-end
here with her aunt, Mrs. Pender.
Mrs. Martha Dorn has returned to
Spartanburg after a visit to relatives.
Miss Mary Waters has returned to
Augusta and resumed her work after
a week's stay with the homefolks.
Miss Owdom, one of the High
School teachers spent last week-end
at her home at St. George, and she
arranged a house party while at
home. Several of the teachers accom
panied her, Misses Antoinette Denny,
Veda Barre, Aycock and Gilliam.
Mrs. P. N. Lott attended the state
W. M. S. convention which was held
in Columbia during the past week,
and gave a very comprehensive and
interesting report pf. the great work
that had been done during the year
by the women of the state. The re
port was made on Monday afternoon
at the Baptist church, all of the cir
cles coming together to hear this.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey has been sick but
is now much better.
The friends of Mrs. Lily Sale An
drews will be glad to know that she
can soon be out -with her friends
again.
Miss Fulton, one of- the teachers
of Connie Maxwell orphanage spent
the week-end here with her sister,
Mrs. W. S. Brooke.
. Mr. Hansford Rhoden and family
are now domiciled in the Johnson
house. Mr. Johnson and his family
have gone to Palmetto farm, near
Aiken.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarke and
Mrs. W, J. McGarity of Aiken were
visitors here on Sunday.
Mrs. Noah Lybrand has the sym
pathy of all in the death of her moth
er which occurred last week. The fu
neral was at Vaucluse, which was at
tended by Mr. and Mrs. Lybri.nd and
other relatives who reside near here.
On the farm of Mr. J. W. Hardy
has lived for many years, a faithful
negro, who had reached an advanced
age. He was a good trusted mi tn, hav
ing been in the employ here for years
and was of the ante bellum period,
few of which now live. This old ne
gro had come into town and while
riding home in a wagon, he died sud
denly. The dear "old mammy and
uncle" have always been dear to the
hearts of all "their folks."
A Birthday Surprise.
On Thursday, October 2<5, Mrs.
Lucinda Dorn celebrated her birth
day when she gave her children a de
lightful dinner of everything that
was good to eat. After feasting on
these good things, a huge dish of
home made fudge with walnuts was
served.
It was a beautiful sunshiny day,
and all decided to take a stroll out on
the creek, as autumn gives her bril
liant colors and a farewell to the
beautiful trees. The scenery of au
tumn makes one sad, but it is very
pretty indeed. Some gathered wal
nuts and berries while the little
grandchildren played on the banks. ;v J
<w^h?t^dayr^Er?' Dorri's children 1
planned among themselves to surprise
their mother, so on Sunday the 29th
following, they all gathered, the old
er being Mr. J. T. Dorn of Green
wood, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Manly from
Ware Shoals, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Wal
ker, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Timmer
man, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Dorn from
Pleasant Lane, eleven grandchildren
and her sister, Mrs. Sophie Pardue.
The children all brought her presents,
and baskets filled with everything
imaginable to eat, and a b.rthday
cake, on which were placed sixty
three green, white and red candles,
and decorated with asparagus fern
and dainty flowers.
After enjoying themselves all the
morning in this happy family reunion
the time for dinner came, the long ta
ble was prepared in the yardr and the
beautiful birthday cake took its place
in the center of the table surround
ed by a wonderful menu of fresh oys
ters, baked and fried chicken, salads,
potato chips, sandwiches, roast beef,
pickles and pies and cakes of many
varieties.'
When everything was ready a
prayer of thanks was made by Mrs.
Dorn, and everybody was bountifully
helped. When all had been served the
table still groaned beneath the load
which remained. Soon all the good
things had been put away and the
family grouped themselves on the
lawn and front porch.
Everyone had had a royal good
time and spend a joyful day. So they
bade goodbye with the hope to meet
again and wished for their mother
many happy returns of her birth
day.
Orphanage Work Day.
Next Saturday, November 25th,
has been set apart by the Baptists of
Edgefield as Work Day for the Con
nie Maxwell Orphanage. It is earnest
ly hoped that all of the members of
the church as well as of the Sunday
school-young and old-will engage
in some kind of definite work and de
vote the proceeds to this worthy in
stitution, which is takng care of the
orphan children, of Baptist lathers
and mothers. If it should hap;?en so
that any cannot work, let them give
an amount equivalent to a day'? earn
ings and let everybody bring their
contribution to Sunday schcol on
Sunday morning.
November Civic League Meet*
in g Held on Monday
Afternoon.
The November Civic League meet
ing held at the Library Monday af j
ternoon was opened by the Lord's
Prayer, repeated in unison by the
members standing, Mrs. J. G. Hoi;
land presiding. Mrs. M. B. Tucker,
secretary, read the minutes of tijie
last meeting, which were approved:;
Miss Ethel DeLoach, treasurer, made
a good report, over one hundred and-,
seventeen dollars having been abscV;
lutely cleared above all expenses of
the recent splendid Community Fair..;
Willow Brook and thev Catholic;
cemeteries will be put in good order
at once, and lit is urgently requested
that the plot owners keep up their
squares as tho League cannot contin
ue to carry the stupendous burden of.
tile upkeep alone. It is planned in
the spring to have the cemeteries'
again thoroughly cleaned..
It was decided to have the Decemr
ber metineg a social one, at which
the public generally is given a most
cordial invitation to participate. It
wll be in the nature of a house warm
ing for the Civic League Community.
House, the hour? and details to be
published later. A silver offering will
be received, the money to go to the
very pressing need for new books--.
a need which the Library has to meet
in some way at once. This will be an
opportunity for the townspeople to
gather in the Library, see how cozy
it already is, and enjoy a social hour>
during which the League will serve
refreshments. The date, with all oth
er details, will be published in the
near future, and the League hopes
that the building will be thronged."
with callers. It was agreed to invite
Mrs. Daisy Smith Edgerton, of th"e;
Forestry Department, wi" o is in South;
Carolina, and the guest of GovernfflS
and Mrs. Harvey, at the . Executive
Mansion, to come to Edgefield. f^r o
public meeting, to. which', the'. - public*
is invited. This will be held in the
Court House, the date to be announc
ed later. Mrs. Edgerton, a niece of
Gen. Irvine C. Walker, a former of
ficer in the Federation of Women's
Clubs in South Carolina, has been in
the Forestry Department at Wash
ington for twelve years and has ac
quired a reputation for the excellence
of her work in the way of editorial
writings and instructon among the
schools of the city of Washington.
Edgefield has a treat in store if the
?League perfects plans for Mrs. Ed
gerton's visit, and it is hoped a com
plete announcement of the meeting
in the Court House can soon be made.
Great plans for a fair for 1923
?have already been commenced. The
flower entries will include cosmos
?among the new list, and enquiries
are being made as to seeds of the
wonderful new varieties which are
featuring gorgeous yellow and orchid
shades, as well as pure white, and
double flowers, the outer leaves be
ing the old six or eight flat cosmos
leaves, while in the center is a double
flower resembling the double aster,
the shades being all the delicate as
ter shades. Get in line for the cosmos
race !
A publicity campaign to get wo
men all over the county interesetd
in competing for the prizes will be
conducted. Mrs. D. L. Dunovant, Sr.,
staited the ball rolling by saying
that she was going to enter a col
lection of canned fruits, preserves
and pickles, and would offer her col
lection as a prize for the best col
lection of such items- sent in. This
will be worth a great deal to the
winner, for in it she will receive new
ideas for her future canning season.
Lists of prizes offered will be pub
lished during the year, as an incen
tive to make this fair a splendid suc
cess.
At the conclusion of the business,
the enthusiastic meeting was ad
journed.
Trespass Notice.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing and all manner of trespassing
upon my land is prohibited and the
law will be enforced against all per
lons who fail to heed this notice.
This is meant for everybody, without
any exception.
Mrs. M. J. NORRIS.
11-22
Miss Florence Mims Hears ]
Stanley Ress Fisher at
Smith College.
Dear Advertiser:
The Bible says there is a time
laugh and a time to weep. It.doej
say anything, as I remember, ab
a time to act, but I suppose then
jrach a time.
' On Sunday afternoon, I atten
rthe Smith College vesper service,
sine main auditorium, John Gr
?Hall. It is a magnificent struct
?with an enormous seating capac
^Tiere were many students pres
land some of the townspeople.
: The speaker of the occasion A
|Dr. Stanley Ross Fisher, a clergyn
Sf Wellesley. It was announced ti
pe would speak upon the subject
the "Henry Jewett Repertory Cc
jj&ny. Dr. Fisher is a great friend
?the company and an admirer of ?
peculiar type of intellectual play
&hat they do.
I Now I had never known of a cl
Skyman taking his text from the
$>le. and speaking on the theatre. T
Sj a day of fast growth, however,
iaany ways, along the line of edui
Mon, and politics, and religion,
gell.
lt ?Religi?n itself doesn't grow. Tl
is as solid \ and unchangeable, t
principles of it, as God Himself. E
lian's attitude toward it is impn
fpgV man's conception of it is broi
&dng, man's adaptation of it in 1
fitjaily life is slowly reforming t
|orld.
f|-There are many more creeds th
there used to be, but that is not a b
?gn. It shows that more people a
??biking, and religion is after all,
Sling of reason, for we are creatur
(g.: reason, and therein is a part,
i$ast of our divinity.
M Some of the Henry Jewett pla
c%s were present at the service ai
djpubtless at least half of that va
.gathering, . perhaps all, had bei
^the .theatre sometime during tl
.preceding week.
To the pipe organ processional
great choir of college girls came
singing a hymn.
Two men walked upon the pla
form and I thought that one must 1
the president of Smith College, tl
other the clergyman. One was a tal
elegant looking person with schola
ly face and a scholarly bearing. I di
oided that he was the president. Th
other was a kind looking elderly ma
whom I thought must be the clergy
man. That learned man in a gres
black robe rose and started to speal
and I listened for a few minute
waiting for him to introduce the oth
er man, but he didn't. I really wa
quite satisfied, however, with the ad
dress, so charming was the man an<
so eloquent his words. He talked o
many things and finally of Boston am
of the Henry Jewett Repertory Com
pany, which he said was the onl;
repertory company in this countr;
that was successful. This indeed wa
the clergyman.
I had a lofty feeling about him a:
though he were an independen
thinker, as though he might be on?
of that admirable type who think;
for himself, and thinks so clearly thal
other men follow him instinctively
It is' said of Alice Freeman Raini
er, a former president of Welleslej
College, that when she was offered
the high honor of the presidency ol
the institution, she drove out into the
country with her buggy and horse
and communed with herself. She
didn't go in and talk to gray haired
professors and ask them what they
would do, but she found the best ad
vice in her own heart. So I felt
that this minister spoke from his
own personal convictions, not to be
different, or to be contrary, but to
praise the praiseworthy.
He said that on one occasion he
was invited to attend a conference
of men who had a big industrial prob
lem to solve. He was called in to give
his views on capital and labor. Where
should he turn for constructive ideas?
He had seen the Henry Jewett Play
ers in Galsworthy's play, "Strife."
This deals with the labor problems in
England. He got a copy of the play,
reread it, and went to the gathering
with a vision and an inspiration from
literature. In this play he found, he
said, justice, fair play, right and
beapty portrayed. Perhaps in oher
I words he found the golden rule,
which is the only law that will ?solve
any knotty problems or difficulties
between man and mari.
As I remember his subject it was
"Stewardship of Labor." He spoke of
many things but out of them all he
drew one great conclusion, the idea
of service in one capacity or another.
He spoke of St. Francis of Assizi
and how he had left friends , and
home, and a life of luxury to be a
servant of God. Today there are
saints he said, great men who know
how to use their wealth as a trust
from God. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
and Edward Filene are quite as much
saints as St. Francis. Edward Filene
is the owner of a large department
store in Boston. He gives a -great
deal of his money away and has his
store organized for the convenience
and happiness of all his employees.
They are treated as individuals and
not as cogs in a machine.
It is not a halo, or a robe, or even
three hundred years of worship that
make a saint, but humane ideas to
ward mankind and an appreciation
of them. He spoke of different ways
of serving and suggested the theatre
to that great crowd of splendid col
lege women as a worth while career
for many of them. Perhaps no state
in the union has had so great a
change in its views in recent years
toward everything in general and re
ligion in particular as Massachusetts.
Being the home or*the first settlers
it was naturally the first in Puritanic
conservatism. The city of Boston is
filled with extremists. Some people
still cling to the old ideas of long
faced spirituality and other have lost
their reason in fanaticism. One has
but to go to an old cemetery in the
very heart of the city to see carved
upon the grave stones skulls with
wings and skulls "and cross bones, a
dream forecast of a future life. A
small boy would be told that no mat
ter how deep the snow or how bitter
the winter-air he wcmld^otHste'T'rji'd
going to or coming from church.
In contrast to the early Massachu
setts parsons was Mr. Fisher. And in
contrast to them, too, are all the
sane high minded men who are in
the ministerial profession today. Per
haps if I summed up my thought in
a few sentences I would say that this
is a time when all the good forces of
the world need to join hands. The
church with the best in the drama,
the college with the church, and so
on. Today the problems are too big
for any one group to solve.
There is no room for antagonism,
only a need for broadminded coop
eration between all forces that tend
for the uplift of humanity at home
and abroad.
FLORENCE MIMS.
14 Henshaw Ave.
Northampton, Mass.
Dinner for Mrs. Ella Tompkins.
The friends of Mrs. Ella Tompkins
were pleased to receive an invitation
to a dining on Tuesday, celebrating
her birthday. Mrs. W. C. Tompkins
had prepared an elaborate dinner and
what is better, an atmosphere of
good fellowship.
Some loving gifts were brought
and these dear friends enjoyed the
festive occasion together as they
brought to mind many reminiscences
of early and later days.
The following were the invited
guests: Mrs. Frank Warren, Mrs. Ma
mie Warren, Mrs. Kate Mims, Mrs.
Pamela Holland, Mrs. DeLoach, Mrs.
Sadie Hill, Mrs. Annie Walker, Mrs.
Sallie Morrall. Mrs. Mary Norris and
Mrs. Kate Cheatham.
Episcopal Bazaar.
The Episcopal Bazaars need no
recommendations to the public. The
one this year, to be held on Saturday,
December 2nd, in the Court House,
bids fair to eclipse all previous ones.
A delicious dinner will be served for
fifty (50) cents, a variety of cakes,
charlotte russe and candies, extra.
There will be a splendid fancy
work booth, at which shoppers can
make their Christmas purchases. One
unique item in this booth will be
some black mammy dolls, white tur
baned, wearing snowy kerchiefs and
golden ear bobs. An absoult? repro
duction of the beloved mammies of
the South, whose historic fame has
spread to be now world renowned.
RED OAK GROVE.
Minstrel a Success. Teachers
Commended. People Are
Urged to Attend Sun
Hay School.
The beautiful sunshine on Monday*
morning seems to me, to bring cheer
for the week. Those of rather super
stitious nature believe that however
Monday is, so will be the week. When
a child our mother use to help us over
our fretful ways by saying- "Now
let's be pleasant on Monday so as to
have a pleasant week. .
The Sunday school at Flat Rock is
still without a superintendent. The
school on last Sunday was conducted
by Mr. W. A. Dow, the teacher of
the adult Bible class, wjio left the
continuance of the school-to a vbte,
to which the entire body rose.
The minstrel was considered by
many who are good authority as be
ing a credit to experienced talent.
While the attendance was smaller
than was anticipated, we feel very
grateful for the success. And o'ur*
teachers are commended not only
for their untiring efforts but for the
diversion of spirits made thus by the
mingling together of the older ones,
who need to step aside occasionally
from the old routine. And, again,
when we recall the splendid behavior
of the entire evening, we are wont
to repeat, success to Flat Rock-min
strel. Mr. Oscar Timmerman as Mr,
Cleveland, the presiding officer, took
the blue ribbon as a typical comedian
and Miss Kathlene Kenrick bears the
laurels as being most homely.
On next Sunday we hope to see
a good attendance at Red Oak Grove
as we usually are forced into winter
quarters on account of bad roads at
this season. When only once a month
preach, if one happens to miss a ser
vice it mear.s two months without
hearing a sermon,and -how^bad-Vit
" T?lill y^is^iec'?use'^e best of "us need
spiritual encouragement. For that
one reason country Sunday schools
should not bi; permitted to drift into
winter quarters, as it frequently is
the case.
We enjoyed the report from the
annual meeting in Columbia of the
W. M. U. in last week's Advertiser.
There is much grain sowing in this
section. Nothing can attain to success
on a farm more than to have some
thing growing all the time. Most the
housewives have taken advantage of
the ideal season and have spring-like
gardens.
Our efficient and faithful mail car
rier, Mr. Morgan Reese, who had his
arm broken several weeks ago by
cranking his oar, has been advised by
the government to have his arm treat
ed, as it is not improving as it should.
This entire section deeply mourns
the departureof Mrs. Lizzie Prince,
and extends to the family profound
sympathy in their sorrow, commend
ing them to the grace of an Ali-wise
Father, who never makes a mistake,
but chasteneih those whom He lbv
eth.
Edgefield Teams Victorious.
Friday afternoon the girls' basket
ball team and the boys' football team
of our high school, zeecmpanied by
a number of friends, hied themselves
to McCormick to engage the high
school teams of that town in contests.
In the game between thc basket
ball teams the Edgefield girls won by
a score of 20 to 18. The game' was
clean and spirited from the first. Miss
Alice Prescott, who is one of the best
players w?s the star of. the game.
Hurrah for our Edgefield girls!
Immediately following the basket
ball victory, our boys won ' a signal
victory over the McCormick football
team in a score of 57 to 0. The game
was rather slow on account of. the
rough condition of the field. Of the
nine touchdowns made by Edgefield
Wright secured five. The two pearns
were about evenly matched in weight
but our boys had no trouble, in gain
ing and were forced to punt only
once. After the third quarter started
the second string boys went ,|m: for
Edgefield and McCormick made only
the first down secured during the
game. The "scrubs"-Jield. McCormick
scoreless and secured two touch
downs themselves by the use of sev
eral well executed forward passes.

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