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J. L. MIMS,_.Editor.
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Wednesday, November 22.
Plow Up and Cover Up.
Scores and scores of farmers of
Edgefield county, encouraged by the
increased yields of cotton in many
sections, in spite of the extremely
unfavorable weather conditions, have
resolved to plant more cotton and
MAKE MORE cotton next year. This
is a wise resolve and can be carried
out. But the first step, conceded by
all farmers who have given the mat
ter of growing cotton under boll wee
vil conditions careful considera
tion, is to destroy all cotton stalks,
thus depriving weevils of food before
they go into winter quarters. This
should be done at once. Every cotton
stalk, where they have not. already
been plowed up, should be plowed up
and covered up WITHIN THE NEXT
TEN DAYS. Now that the grain has
been sown, turn under all standing
cotton stalks at once. Do not delay,
even a day. The weather may then
prevent your donig so at all. If you
would make a good yield of cotton
next year, begin now by. plowing un
der all stalks.
"Death Loves a Shining
j These words of the poet come to
one's mind as he thinks of the death
of young Wallace Prescott, which
caused such profound sorrow here
when the announcement was made
early Tuesday morning. Wallace was
stricken with typhoid fever at his
home in Greenwood about seven
weeks ago and was apparently well
on the road to recovery when sud
denly he grew worse an ddeath claim
ed him. During his tedious illness he
had the best of attention from his de
voted wife and, too, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Prescott, w^ould go up
to see him from Edgefield at fre
quent intervals. His devoted mother
was with him when the end came
the one who ministered to him first
n life ministered to him in his last
moments as only a mother can.
Wallace Prescott was an exception
al young man. Being energetic and
ambitious he applied himself to cot
ton manufacturing and was steadily
promoted. Although only 22 years of
age, he was foreman of the carding
department of a large mill in Green
wood, having moved to Greenwood
from Edgefield about a year ago. He
?first began to study and apply him
self here in Edgefield under Mr.
Hightower and always made good.
Not only was Wallace a success in his
personal achievements, but he was a
model boy and young man, having
been from his infancy a peculiar joy
and comfort to his parents. This can
not be said bf all boys in this day of
He was a member of the First
Baptist church of Edgefield, from
which the funeral was conducted
Wednesday morning by his pastor,
Rev. A. T. Allen. The large number
of persons who attended and the nu
merous and very beautiful floral trib
utes reflected the popularity of this
Udgefield young man. He is survived
"by his devoted wife, a little three
year old child, his father and moth
er, two brothers and eight sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Prescott's home
has been blessed with 12 children, 10
of whom are living. They lost an in
fant son 22 years ago and the death
of Wallace was the second taken. The
devotion of the mmebers of this
family to each other is very beauti
ful, and we extend sincere sympathy
to all of them.
In order to keep people out of
trouble, I hereby give notice that I
do not want anybody trespassing on
my land and all who do so will foe
prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. This means everybody, without
C. L. TURNER.
Ail persons are hereby warned not
to hunt on land owned or controlled
D. R. DAY.
Trenton, S. C.
Mrs. Adam Moss a id Mrs. J.
M. Patterson Guests of
Tuesday afternoon wns a glad oc
casion for the Federated clubs of
Edgefield, when the Music club, Civic
League and Winthrop Daughters had
as their guests of honor, Mrs. Adam
Moss of Orangeburg, president of the
South Carolina Federation of clubs,
and Mrs. J. M. Patterson of Allen
dale, District vice president.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman entertain
ed the reception in her home, and
presided over the program.
Mrs. J. G. Edwards and Mrs. P. P.
Blalock, Jr., received at the door, and
Mrs. Frank Huggins, Mrs. J. L.
Mims and Mrs. A. E. Padgett conduc
ted the guests to the receiving line
in the library in which were stand
ing Mrs. Tillman, Mrs. Rhett Nichol
son, Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson, Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant, Sr., and the guests
After all had arrived, the guests
repaired to the parlor when every
one was seated and a charming pro
gram was enjoyed. White chrysanthe
mums were used a* decorations.
Mrs. Tillman introduced each num
ber, the first being the "Turkish
March from Beethoven," played as a
duet by Mrs. Lovick Mims and \Miss
Mary Davis. To vary the occasion the
greetings were given between musi
cal numbers and Miss Sallie Mae
Nicholson was called upo:n to give the
welcome from the Winthrop Daugh
ters of which she is ?in honored
member. She was very gracious and
used with great taste a few well chos
en words with which she extended
her hospitality. .
Mrs. M. B.. Tucker sang "If I But
Knew," which Mrs. Tillman said was
a love song directed to the guests of
honor, and which must have engen-'
dered in their hearts a return bf the
feeling so sweet and impressive it
Mrs. Rhett Nicholson, president of
the Philharmonic Music club gave a
cordial and enthusiastic greeting,
followed by a violin duet rendered by
Mrs. Walter Cantelou and Mrs. Leon
Warren, "0 Sole Mio," with accom
paniment by Miss Ruth Lyon. This
was also a very attractive selection.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Sr., gave the
last greeting which was characteris
tic of her usual originality, and which
we use as the only one written out.
Mrs. Moss in her address referred to
Mrs. Dunovant, and as publicity
chairman of the League of Women
Voters said that everywhere in South
Carolina her original and high class
artides in The State were discussed
Mrs.. Dunovant's Greeting.
Madam Chariman, Madam Presi
dent and Vice-Chairman of Feder
ated Clubs of South Carolina,
Friends, I bring you greetings from
the Civic League.
We welcome you to our historic
town, and we would turn over to you
the keys of our city if we had them,
but they have not been turned over
to us yet.
Our League is composed of fifty
women. We are not an old organiza
tion in years-but we are old in ex
perience. We banded ourselves to
gether for civic improvement, we had
roseate dreams and dreamed of a
city of trees and shrubs and flowers.
We planned a campaign against all
things unsightly and unclean, trash,
waste papers, stray horsefeed-but
why becloud so happy an occasion
with.a recital of woes.
Suffice it is to say we were told
that the men would attend to the
town, and we women could go to -!
They told us to go to the cemetery.
We went, we have stayed and done
seventy times seven our share-but
there has been an uprising and the
day is set for our return to the city.
Time fails us to tell of other' things
but 'twere better to have tried and
lost than never to have tried at all."
Why repine over losses when there
shines so bright stars in our crown?
We own and operate the public li
brary. We own the building. To be
sure it is not a large affair as yet, hut
we have planted a seed which shall
come up a club house, indeed, it is al
ready showing signs of germination
in our minds and we extend to the
Federated clubs a cordial welcome to
hold an annual meeting in our splen
did auditorium by and by.
Then there is the annual flower
show, but why speak of these, let
it speak for itself."
As Mrs. Dunovant was saying the
last words of the greeting, she walk
ed across the floor to the guests, and
said, "In behalf of the Civic League,
I extend to you these beautiful flow
ers and a cordial invitation to at
tend our splendid flower show in
Mrs. Patterson Speak;.
Mrs. J. M. Patterson was introduc
( Continued on page five.)
? Visit to Batesburg.
On Wednesday night of last we
I left Edgefield on invitation of Mi
Cleo Attaway who is a member of t!
faculty of the Batesburg Gramm
School, to be present at a present
tion of a picture of Frances Willa
to that .school.
Miss Attaway was the first teac
er in a South Carolina school to sei
in an account of Frances Willa:
Day this fall, and later she had pla
ned to present a picture of this gre
prohibition leader to the school. Sh
with the fifty pupils of her grade co
tributed the money with which th
picture was bought, and on the ba<
of it is written the name of evei
child who contributed.
I was very hospitably entertain
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Euger
Hartley where Miss Attaway board
These good friends were very inte
ested in some of the Edgefield pe
pie and wanted to know all aboi
Uncle Epps, Aunt Belle and Cous:
Thursday morning I went over 1
the Grammar school just across tl
street where I was conducted to tl
auditorium. Here three hundred chi
dren, from the first thrdugh the se1
enth grades assembled to' see the pl
ture and hear and sing somethin
about the Life of Frances Willard.
On the platform 'were lovely flov
ers arranged in vases and on tl
wall behind the platform a picture c
Woodrow Wilson. At the piano pr<
sided Miss May Tarrant, the pian
teacher for the Grammar school, an
leading the singing which was a un
of vociferous juvenile melody, wi
Miss Isabell Free the vocal instru?
tor. She stood near the platform wit
her magic wand and every child sanj
One of the facts that would hav
been a surprise to me and a matte
of great interest, if I had not ver
recently heard it, was the presenc
on the platform of Prof. S. A. Genei
for the third year principal of th
Batesburg Grammar School. He cor
ducted devotions and was very intel
ested in the proceedings. Many o
our young people and older ones rt
member him as having been the ir
structor in English in the Edgefiel
High School the year after Colone
Bailey removed to Greenwood. H
was but twenty-one then, and gaine
his first year of experience in Edge
field school. He looks a very little old
er, but has gone through the experi
ment of matrimony since that tim?
and Mrs. Genes and the baby are no\
beloved citizens of Batesburg. Pro!
Genes is principal of the Gramma
'School and must be making good, a
he is in his third year and that unde
the espionage of Superintendent W
F. Scott, than whom South Carolni;
has no more honored educator.
Mr. Scott was also seated on th
platform to receive the picture o:
Frances Willard presented by Mis
Attaway. He very kindly introduce*
me to the school, and I told them o:
the great life of Frances Willard anc
of the many memorials to her mern
ory, for the benefit she brought t<
the American people in driving ou
I visited a number of the rooms
all well equipped and convenientlj
arranged. Prof. Genes said he
thought he had the finest grade ir
school, and they were all busy get
ting ready to enter the Batesburg
Leesville High School n?xt year, sc
they were no doubt greatly stimulat
The first grade was in charge if a
Winthrop graduate, Miss Wither
spoon, who seemed to be the apple
of the children's eye. The little folks
-were all seated around tables with
little chairs, and their work in front
of them, much on the kindergarten
style, only more advanced.
I am debating in my mind as to
whether it was the second or third
grade which I next visited. The rea
son I am in doubt is that as I enter
ed the room, I saw a familiar face in
one of the desks, and after looking a
few moments, I recognized little
Louise Porter, and I can not believe
she is in the third grade, such a short
time it seems snce she was a baby in
We visited Miss Attaway's fourth
grade, and there saw her many meth
ods of fastening truths on the minds
of the children of plastic age. There
were signs of lessons and pictures
which would soon be forthcoming for
Thanksgiving, and the room was fill
ed with her interests for her pupils.
There are in this Grammar School
about 300 children, a teacher for
each grade and two teachers for a
large grade, being eight teachers for
seven grades, and a vocal and piano
At 11:30, Mrs. W. F. Scott, known
to Edgefield as Miss Julia Haltiwan
ger, came in her car and Mrs. Hart
ley and ~ I drove with her to the
Batesburg-Leesville High School.
Here we were met by Prof.. Scott,
who conducted us through every part
Sure they dp! We have
flock together in a special
out. Feathers are in sty]
sure want one when you !
GET YOUR /
for December and read t\
Then read the History of
brush you up on your Bil
of this magnificent structure. I had
I seen it from the railroad but had no
conception of its value or equipment,
nor of th* stragetic educational po
sition it occupies.
As I stood on the front, on each
side at equal distances can be plainly
seen the towns of Batesburg and
Leesville in easy walking distance
for students from each place. The
people -of this section are to be com
mended for their splendid interest
in education and for their willing
ness to uphold their educational in-1 ?
stitution with their pocketbooks. I
thought as I went from the Grammar
School to the High School that "toj
school to the high school that "to him
him that hath shall be given and from
him that hath not shall be taken
away, even that which he hath."
When they told me how the towns
were growing together and the finan
cial returns were coming in I said to
one of them, "I see very clearly that
the way to keep money is to spend
it." Everybody seems agreed to that
On the campus is a grand stand,
which will seat hundreds of people
and at a recent ball game there were
1,500 spectators. In connection with
the; grand stand are shower baths for
th,ei boys and lockers for the girls.
There is a large acreage around the
High School and on this are the foot
ball and base ball and basket ball
Inside there are separate offices
handsomely equipped for the super
intendent and the principal,, many
class rooms for the two hundred and
fifty students of the High School. A
thoroughly furnished chemical labor
atory, which is said to be one of the
finest in the state, in two rooms, is
one of the most treasured depart
ments. Four piano and practice
rooms are presided over by a piano
instructor, and on the stage stands
a Webber grand piano the gift of the
women of Leesville and Batesburg.
The auditorium is one of the most
convenient and attractive I have ever
seen and there are varieties of scen
ery for every occasion which may
arise. Beautiful velvet hangings fall
from the windows and the curtains on
the stage are of the same material.
There is a Domestic Science de
partment with splendid and adequate
equipment, and an agricultural de
A nucleus of a library is there, and
the books already selected and
bought are an evidence of the splen
did judgment of Prof. Scott.
One of the most surprising ad
juncts of the High School is the thor
oughly equipped cafeteria over which
a Winthrop graduate presides. Here
the most modern means of cooking
.and serving are taught, and carried
out in banquets for students or
guests, trustees or distinguished vis
itors. Hot lunches are served the
children every day at certain hours |]
at the cost of material.
Surprising me most was to know
that they have an up to date moving I
picture machine, which is used as JI
occasion demands, especially io vis
ualize instruction in science, history,
geography, etc. I had not thought
South Carolina had yet come to that
place of progress.
Adjoining the High School is a|]
handsome home for the superintend
ent, and here we had the pleasure of
dining with Mr. and Mrs. Scott and
seeing the little girl of thirteen
months old who is perhaps the most
important personage in that happy
family, Gloria Rochelle Scott. Every
thing in the home is beautifully and
tastefully arranged. This of course,
must be attributed to Mrs. Scott who
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several different kinds of feat!
sale that we are putting on ?
le now, sp come and get one :
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HCTORIAL REVIEW Ai
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Christ by Giovanni Papini.
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is taking laudable and intelligent in
terest in all the public spirited enter
prises of Batesburg and Leesville,
and yet has time to make an ideal
Mrs. Scott said of the Johnston
people that there were nowhere to be
found more wonderfully kind and
sympathetic people than they. '
In the afternoon, I was ?the guest
af the Batesburg Woman's Cl'.ub,
which is a remarkable company of
well dressed, beautiful and intelli
?ent women. The home of this after
noon meeting was with Mrs. Garber
and joint hostesses were Mrs. L. D.
Cullum and Mrs. Dreher.
Here magnificent chrysanthemums
formed the center pieces of tables in
two rooms, and the beauty and grace
of Batesburg combined to make it a
Mrs. A. C. Jone3 presided over the
meeting and musical numbers were
given from the works of Richard
Wagner by members of the faculty of
Batesburg Grammar and High School
and Summerland College which is
said to be coming into its own.
I sat by a member of the faculty
of Summerland College who asked
me about former students from
Edgefield county, the Misses Bledsoe,
Miss Frances DeVore and Miss Mar
tha Bell, and told me that Edgefield
was represented by two Misses Sul
livan from our county.
A paper was read on Richard Wag
ner by Mrs. Price Timmerman.
When the literary program was
finished, and I had followed E. A. D.'s
instructions by a talk on Citizenship,
the best cake I have ever eaten was
3erved. Miss Attaway sat by me, and
doesn't eat cream or coffee. The cake
was covered with nuts and cream and
Miss Attaway slyly lifted all of her
cream into my plate, and when I had
finished my coffee, transferred her
full cup to my plate. No wonder I
did not want to partake of the even
ing meal. But Mrs. Hartley insisted
on my being seated around her fes
tive board and tempting viands could
not be withstood.
On my way to the station I went in
and paid a short visit to my cousin,
Davis Timmons and his family, be
cause his courteous son, Mack, had
invited me at the school in the morn
ing, and I did not want to disregard
his youthful hospitality.
As I bade Miss Attaway and Mar
garet Hartley goodbye at the station,
having been thinking all day of Fran
ces Willard and the Federation of
Women's club and Education, as I
boarded the train I came upon some
af the returning delegates to the
cbnference of the Daughters of the
American Revolution in Spartanburg,
Mrs. Lucas Walker of Johnston,
miefly, and I thought of the words
af Frances Willard, "The awakening
af women to a perception of their
relation to civic life is an incalcu
lable advantage, for women ar? tho
mothers of the race. Organized moth
erhood is a force the most deeply
rooted, the most steadily enduring
that this planet knows, among all the
b?n?ficient forces that the ages have
Mrs. J. L. MIMS.
LOST: Ring gear and differential
lousing for Buick automobile be
tween J. H. Bouknight's and John
B. C. HERLONG,
Johnston, S. C:
All leather goods are advancing,
>o you had better anticipate your
vants, and act before they reach the
lers and plumes that will
lem that will close them
for your hat. You will
ces will make you want
drik Willem Van Loon.
These two articles will
a copy today at
Shipments received weekly, and we
On Ice-Always Fresh
CHA S. F. BIRD & CO.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
All hunters are warned not to
hunt on land owned or controlled by
us. If you don't want to be asked
off, stay off.
G. T. SWEARINGEN,
B. R. TILLMAN,
J. F. CARSWELL.
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt on land owned or controlled
A. S. J. MILLER.
11-15 tf .
Just received a few Tennessee
mules, 1,000 to 1,200 pounds, all the
finish you are looking for, and well
broke, cheaper than have been in 20
years. Call around and look them
over whether you want one or not.
Did you say Harness? Yes, we have
a full supply. Prices right.
FOR SALE: A fine lot of pine
timb? aix miles from North Augusta
on Martintown road. Address Mrs. J.
H. Harrison, Augusta Ga., Route 5.
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