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VOL. 87 ?DGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 1922. " No. 44;
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Observe Education Week. Mr.
Brooke Leaves. Death of
Mrs, Broadwater. En
tertain at Bridge.
Education Week was well observed
hy the high school, the 10th and 11th
grades emphasizing it. In the 11th
grade pupils had essay work, and
most excellent articles were prepar
ed, among the topics being "The fu
ture citizen, the boy and the girl of
today." The best ones were judged
and read at chapel The 10th grade,
taught by Jliss Dessie Dean, con
tributed a set of 10 volumes to the
school library, this being done by a
contribution on the part of each pu
pil. During the week the pupils were
on the qui vive for grammatical er
rors made in the ;grade, each trying
to get the longest list, for a special
mark given for this. This was really
an aid, and a good feature to be con
tinued, and one pupil had much
fun.
Rev. Foster of Columbia preached
Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, the theme of iris discourse be
ing "And they prayed." His message
was a beautiful one and illustrated
.what prayer can da. We all know that
when the knees, finger tips and brain
;get into a combination great things
?will result for God.
.Mrs. Nick Broadwater died sudden
ly at her home near town on last
?Wednesday afternoon. She had not
neen well for two or three days,-but
was not confined to "her bed, her
death coming while sitting in a chair
in her home. Mrs. Broadwater was a
lovable Christian woman, and was
held in warm esteem by all the com
munity. And during lier active days
was .a force for great good. It was a
pleasure to be in her home for she
was very hospitable, and one always
. left with pleasant memories. She was
very musical, and for one of her age j
it was femsrkablerto hear her^Iay^
-the piano, and sing also. The burial
services were conducted on Thursday
afternoon at Harmony cemetery and
were attended by a concourse of
friends and relatives. Besides the
ihushand is left three children, a
married daughter, who resides in
North Carolina and two sons, Messrs.
Tandy and Newton Broadwater.
Mrs. Jack A. Lott has been quite
ill at her home in Greenwood, but
her condition is BOW much improved,
her many friends here will be glad
to learn.
On Wednesday evening at the
Methodist church there will be a un
ion prayer meeting service, the top
ic to be "Tuberculosis and why we
must fight it." The program will be
in charge of Mrs. Olin Eidson and
Mrs. J. H. White.
Those from here who attended the
State U. D. C. convention in Green
wood last week were Mrs. O. D.
Black, state registrar, and Miss Clara
Sawyer and Mrs. J. H. White.
Messrs. Jim and David Strother
who have been residing near town are
now living in the Howard house.
Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Brooke and
family left on last Friday afternoon
for their new home in Lake City, 3.
C. They had intended leaving the last
week in November but owing to the
illness of his little daughter, they
were detained. Mr. Brooke had been
pastor here for about six and a half
years and was held in love and esteem
by all, and it was a matter of much
regret that he decided to enter into
another field of labor, his resignation
coming as quite a surprise to. the ma
jority of his charge/Not only in his
own church was he beloved but the
churches of Rocky Creek, Ward and
Ebenezar were warmly attached to
him, as he had served there as pastor
also. He did a splendid work here,
and will be greatly missed.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant and
little son have been for a visit in the
home of Mr. W. M. Wright.
Mrs. M. D. Lyon, Jr., has gone to
Meeting Street to remain through the
holidays in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Allen.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch, Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell and Mrs. James Halford are
at home from Mullins, being accom
panied by Mrs. Grace Crouch, who
will spend a while here.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell entertained the bridge club,
the gaest of honor Being Mrs. Grace
Crouch. The rooms were prettily dec
orated in cut flowers and decorations
of the Christmas season. The score
cards had pictures of Santa Claus,
whose full pack ?seemefl to 3ge holding
something for the players. His best
gift, a set of colored linen handker
chiefs, fell to Miss Fr-inces Turner,
for making the highest score, and
Mrs. James Tompkins was presented
v?th. the consolation, a piece of hand .
embroidery. There wens several visi
tors present, and in cutting for this
prize Mrs. Alexander was the win
ner. The favors were miniature San-'
ta Clauses. A delicious frozen salad'
course was served.
Mrs. W. A. Bradfield of Clinton,
and Mrs. Jim HiH of Rock Hill, have,
arrived to spend the holidays here in .
the home pf their father, Mr. W. S.
Mobley.
Miss Lillian Mobley is at home from
a short visit to her sister, Miss Ella
Mobley in Columbia.
Miss Mary B. Poppenheim, of
Charleston is spending this week
with her cousins, Messrs. William and
Joseph Bouknight.
The needs at the Connie Maxwell
Orphanage are great, and Mr. Jami
son is appealing for aid, so on Sunday
morning at the Baptist ?hurch, the
collection of the Sunday s.chool class
es will be donated to this cause. On
Sunday past the superintendent an
nounced that he hoped over $100
would be raised.
On Friday afternoon Mrs. .3. Neil
Lott .entertained with a ''beautiful re
ception at her home, ""Myrtle Lodge,"
this being in honor of 1er niece, Mrs.
James Lptt, of Americas, Ga., a re
cent birde. The interior was -beauti
ful in its decorations of the approach
ing season, and the soft gray walls
made a lonely background, and shaded (
lights and many candles gave a soft
glow. There were two calling hours, ,
3:30 and 4 SO, and a large party had
the pleasure .of meeJLi^ ,
during the .afternoon. Block cream
and cake were served in the dining
room and the decorations in there !
were most artistic. The hostess was .
assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Cal- :
houn Kammer, and several others,
in entertaining and directing the ;
guests about the rooms.
During the past week Mrs. Frank
Warren, Jr., had a pleasant house- <
party, the members being some of >
her relatives who haye come south
to spend part of the winter in Florida. )
Mrs. J. W. Hardy spent the past i
week in Savannah and was present at 1
the golden wedding celebration of
Mr, and Mrs. Pink Hardy, The affair <
was a most happy one, and there were
present all the children and grand
children and many warm friends. ,
The New Century .club and library ,
association will conduct a bazaar on (
Friday of this week, there being ,
twelve attractive booths. The amount ?
made will be equally divided between (
the Johnston High School and the .
town library. ]
Mrs. Dorn has returned to Spar- >
tanburg after a visit to her daughter, (
Mrs. J. A. Dobey. j
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis are now ,
domiciled in the dwelling owned-by
Mrs. Ann Mobley. 1
'Mrs. Fred Parker has been sick .
during the past week.
Mrs. W. S, Mobley has also been .
sick, but is now much improved. j
The friends of Mr. Wallace
Wright will be happy to know that
after being most critically ill for two '
weeks, there has been a change in
his condition and the physicians hold
out hope for his recovery.
U. D. C. Bazaar.
Sale of beautiful Christmas gifts. ,
Hand colored and engraved Christ- ,
mas cards.
Blotters and folders. ,
Pictures that are real works of art. 1
Sale opens at 10 o'clock on Fri
day 15 th, and continues through
Saturday the 16th, at the home of
Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson. Proceeds
to he given the Daughters of the ;
Confederacy. Buy your Christmas ?
cards from the ladies in charge. . ?
Say Merry Christmas and a Happy .
New Year to your wife with a brand
:aew Ford car. Maybe it is what she ,
needs most.
YONGE MOTOR COMPANY.
Young People's Service at th?
Baptist Church.
The B. Y. P, V. at the Baptist
church is ene cf the most enthusiast:
tic departments of the church active
it?es, and cn Sunday evening they/
held a public meeting which, took the-'i
place of the regular service.
An excellent program was carri?cf;!
out, and in spite of the cold weather';
the attendance was good.
Miss Ruth Lyon, as president of j
the Senior Bi Y. P. U. presided ove|l
the meeting, and explained the pur-;
pose of the B. Y. P. U., which fsj
training for service, and Elizabeth^
Johnson was pianist. A hymn was .
sung and William Strom offered th?
prayer.
Lucy Scurry sang a melodious vo
cal selection in her clear, swieet voice
and Lillian Pattison conducted a Bi- ;
ble Quiz, and emphasized the B. Y.
P. U. Manual which gives the Bible
Readings and central thoi^ghts i?r?
each day. Her explanation and dein^
onstration of the quiz was a very,,
splendid evidence of the excellence^
of the plan, and of the benefit to be'
derived from it.
The B. Y. JP. U. is divided into two
groups with captains of each, and on
this occasion, Miss Sarah Lyon, as
captain of one group announced the
numbers and made a very enlighten
ing talk on the subject of the^ even
ing, and read ?the Bible reading -for
the day.
While the offering was being taken
Elizabeth Johnson played Schubert's
"Serenade" as an offertory.
The first talk was made by Gladys
Lawton on a "Regenerated Chkcch
Membership." Lillian Pattison's sub
ject was "A Consecrated Church
Membership." Elizabeth Lott talked
on "Chaxeh Members Have Equali
Privileges," or as she enlarged on it/
a democratic church membership.
Rev.-A. T. Allen discussed' &e?B??to?
Responsibilities."
Isabelle Byrd, who has a notably
?weet voice talked about "Church
Members Twice Blessed." All these
talks were full of good thought, and
were clearly and forcibly expressed
and this service of the B. Y. P. U. is
full of meaning for the future.
The organization of the Senior and
Junior B. Y. P. U. has been fostered
and encouraged by Rev. and Mrs. A.
r. Allen since their coming to Edge
field, and should have the sympathet
ic cooperation of the old as well as
the young.
Car of Seed Potatoes to Arrive
Soon.
The car of seed potatoes is expect
ed to arrive in Edgefield about De
cember 22nd. These potatoes were
contracted for in October at the time
tvhen the market was at the bottom.
They have been inspected by U. S.
Government agents as to grade and
package. They are bought direct from
E. H. Doyle, Caribou, Me., grower.
The Edgefield Produce Exchange can
deliver them to the planters for $4.00
per sack and arrangements have been
made with the Edgefield Warehouse
Company to unload and store them
until planting time. There will be no
additional cost for this storage as it
is paid by the Exchange. This price
is cheaper than the jobbers are offer
ing them in Augusta.
Place your order at once with Ma
ror Collett, secretary of the Ex
change. The cash for same must be
paid when the car arrives.
The Edgefield Produce Exchange is
an organization to buy and sell farm
products for the farmers. It has a
very small capital and in order to
handle this car of sieed potatoes they
must be taken up upon arrival. Seed
potatoes are sold in car lots for cash
only. It will mean a saving of about
one dollar a sack to the planter and
besides you will gev, good seed.
Lived But Few Hours.
A little son was born to Mjr. and
Mrs. Frank Reese Saturday morning
and its little life became extinct
about noon. Mr. Reese came home
from Charleston Friday night to be
with his family a few days and re
turned to his duties with the Express
Company in Charleston Monday. Mr.
Reese is making a fine record with
the Express Company.
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Old Deerfte?d, Massachusetts
A Relic of Antiquity.
f^ear Advertiser :'
.It is the little remote places in Nei
England that keep the traditions o
W past, tiny towns off the great hig
ways, where one can fairly breathe i
?he" atmosphere, lavender, from ol
fashioned gardens. I visited such
?own this afternoon, Old Deeffielc
??Venteen miles from Northamptoi
Sj^ere .1 a theosophist, or. a devc
?pB'/of some other modern cult,
pight -believe that I had been a pior.
|^r. in .some previous incarnation, an
fl$&-in -this life I was looking for th
t3d swordssor spinning wheels that
had ased long since and lost a while
fflr it is my delight to wander throug
'^iraiirt old museums and histori
houses.
^ Northampton has a building de
looted to different historical organd?
zatinns. I went in the other day t
?ree a museum which I understooi
$?as there. After mach searching
found the janitor who seemed to hav
inore interest in the relics than any
-lane else. The few treasures were ii
jaloom deep in dust, but I manage?
j$b'-;see through the dirt and since th<
idea of germs has never bothered mt
greatly, I thought ?he accumulate)
!gnst on things might act as a preser
yative. The janitor had a deepe:
Jrnowledge of things ancient, than hi
iimrbed vocabulary and missing teetl
enabled him to tell me of, but he sai<
.'that of all the places of inheres
about here, Old Deerfield was th?
most picturesque. I took him at hil
TOord, ?and later went to see it.
.. Now, I often prefer to go on these
excursions alone, for when aloire, ]
can keep my mind on the subjects al
ihand, while if I am with someone, ]
am compelled to discuss modem
dress, the latest movie, which greatlj
?^ends my sense of allegiance to th?
past, and keeps me jumping from th?
?7;^- century fpb^ck ,to,j the twenti
not tell them that they are distinct^
out of place with ntiquity. So with
a good grace I bade my room-mate
farewell, as she started to the Har
vard-Yale football game at New Ha
ven, and while she was rooting for
Yale, I was reading verses on ancient
tombstones by the light of a moun
tain sunset.
I alighted from the car at what the
conductor declared was a town, but I
saw nothing but a long, long trail of
a street awinding, bordered with
trees, and one wee country store not
much bigger than a doll's house.
Across from that was the post office,
and that indeed was all. I am con
vinced that the town writes and re
ceives letters, but I am not at all
sure that it eats, as any healthy town
should. It must veritably live upon
sweet memories of a long and re
spectable past.
On Main street, there were twen
ty-one pre-Revolutionary houses, and
the little town was built about 1665.
In 1704 the Indians massacred a great
many of the people and burned near
ly all of the houses. It was very un
kind of the Indians, not to say wick
ed, since the inhabitants seem never
to have had the courage to replace
the necessary business places. But
the New England mind works in a
mysterious way. I do not pretend to
understand it. Perhaps they all at
Deerfield have well filled cellars, and
no doubt the Thanksgiving tables
will be top heavy with savory viands.
It .was so bitter cold when I first
arrived and the attractions seemed so
few, that I couldn't decide whether
to catch a car in half an hour, or wait
two hours for a later one. To keep
from having to think out this momen
tous problem I walked into the little
church, built in 1673, and began
writing down long names and per-,
plexing dates as a nucleus to my af
ternoon's endeavor. A gentleman
came in and asked if he could show
me anything. I always introduce my
self, not by name, but by state. I
haven't done anything to make my
name deserving of notice, but my
state has achieved much, so I said
"I am from South Carolina." He said
that he was from Georgia, and there
by should hang a tale, but thus we
spoke, and parted. It is sad, but true,
that the longer one stays out of the
South, the less interested he becomes
in any Southerner in the abstract. On
leaving the South for the first time it
is necessary only to know that an in
dividual is from Dixie, but later there
must be some tie that binds, or he is
no more to yon than a Yankee. It is
not that one loses a love for his na
tive heath, hut that one requires a
personal interest, and a mutual con
geniality for friendship,
i I went next to the Museum Mem
orial Hall, and found it locked,
though the card on the outside dis
tinctly stated that the building was
open till five o'clock.
I often do things iby halves and
this time I neglected to read another
card wiich directed me to a caretaker
in The Red Cottage. Now where that
was I knew not, and since I have
known my conception of red to differ
greatly from other people's, I looked
Sometime before I discovered a small
structure near the museum. I knock
ed . with the old fashioned knocker,
and there stood before me a New
England spinster. They are like no
othei-s in the world. When I get to he
an old maid I am coming back down
South to live. They are lovely there.
In the South one grows old graceful
ly. This individual looked at me, as
though on some cold morning she had
sternly frowned and her frown had
frozen. But she would open
the museum for me, and T rather
wondered if there is any blessing of
fered for those who are persecuted
for learning's sake, as there is for
those wiio are persecuted for the
sake of righteousness. She opened
the door, and took her seat immedi
ately inside it. I waited for her to
follow me about, and in sweetly
soothing tones tell me. of the "Bloody
Brook" massacre, as I was accus
tomed, to have people tell me of in
teresting incidents. She reminded
seated however, and I had to depend
on my own ihte?lig?nce to explain
things when I had much rather have
depended upon hers,
THe building was locked because of
i?k?t ? 'rVvelMion', ^nlrl^^s7 wa^w^
the Pilgrim Fathers were always so
stern and severe. The Pilgrim Fathers
were always cold, poor things, and
couldn't use up spare energy in
smiling. Someone has said that the
Pilgrim Fathers get all the sympathy,
but that it was the Pilgrim Mothers
who deserved the credit. They had to
put up with the cold and privation,
but what is infinitely worse, the Pil
grim Fathers as well.
I should think that to these shiver
ing people the fire and brimstone of
which they preached, as a punish
ment in the after life, should have
lost much of its terror.
Their only heating facilities were
cavernous fire places that insured
their being well roasted on one side
and cold on the other. I suppose the
family lived in front of these open
ovens and revolved in succession,
i The other places of interest were
two old houses known as the Hitch
cock House and the Williams House.
The latter had been the home of one
Rev. John Williams, long ago pastor
of the town church I spoke of. He
left Old Deerfield and went to the
French and Indian wars, and in his
absence his congregation built this
home for him. At present it is one of
the dormitories in the Deerfield Aca
demy, an exclusive boy's preparatory
school. The old place had been en
tirely renovated. The front door,
however, was still intact, and this
particular doorway is the oldest or
namental one in this country. Two
crosses were carved at the .bottom
to keep away the witches. I should
think the people would have had ex
citement enough in keeping the In
dians away without conjuring up im
aginary woes and accusing their next
door neighbors of being in league
with Satan in order to prove their
theory of witchcraft.
In this same house was a secret
stairway leading from the first floor,
a beautifully furnished suite to the
second floor of the boys' dormitory.
One stepped from soft carpeted
stairs through this narrow trap door
to a narrower board stairway. This
was one of their safe guards against
the Indians. The building was put to
gether with harfd made nails. One of
the boys from the fitting school
showed me through the place.
What a contrast between an early
minister's home with its protections
against Indians and witches and this
modern school. If the boys had been
Concordia Lodge's Turkey
Supper.
Friday night the spacious hall of
Concordia Lodge was crowded with
Masons, 'their wives, sweethearts and
a few invited friends,- the occasion
being the feast which is given annual
ly by the members of th? Lodge.
However, the turkey supper which
was served Friday night surpasses all
previous Masonic feasts. The menu,
was more elaborate and it was fault
lessly prepared and served on three
tables extending the full length of'
the hall. Comfortable seats -were pro
vided for all present. Major W. A.
Collett served as toastmaster and in
an informal manner that was alto
gether commendable called lipon a
number of gentlemen present to make,
three minute speeches , announcing,
that anyone who dar?d to exceed that
limit would be called down. Among;
those who were called upon for im
promptu speeches were J. 0: Shep
pard, W.. W, Fuller, J. L. Mims, T. A.
Hightower, P. B. Mayson, Frank Hug
gins, W. E. Lott, John Mims, L. W..
Cheatham and W. ?. Tatum, Jr.
These outbursts of "wit and wisdom'*'
.brought to a close this very delight
ful occasion, one that will he a
source of pleasant memories for some
time to come to all who were pres-,
ent. V
Many Influenza Victims.
The wave of influenza that is
sweeping through the county has
struck Edgefield a broadside blow but
up to this time, we are pleased to re
port, there have been but few cases-,
of serious illness among the many
victims. The unwelcome disease is no.
respecter of persons, as the members ;
?.pf: the county's official family have/
been included in the list of vid;imsJ.
First Auditor J. R. Timmerman and:
hisxentire family were stricken, next
County Attorney T. B. Greneker be
came a. victim, next1 Treasurer .J. L.
tire family were stricken and the last,
to succumb thus far has been "Uncle :
Billy" Kinnaird, the popular and
capable judge of probate. We hope
the other members of the county's
official family will escape.
How about a brand new Ford for a
Christmas present for your wife?
YONCE MOTOR COMPANY.
there then their rah! rahs! would.'-,
have drowned the Indians' war
whoops. They would doubtless have .
invited the witches to their Hallow
e'en parties while the forefathers
clasped their hands and denounced?,
the perverse and headstrong gene
ration.
I stayed in the town until the pur
ple shadows were long upon the hills
and at five o'clock I boarded the car
again, homeward bound.
From Northampton to Old Deer
field the car made such uneven prog
ress that I was afraid at any moment
it might change its mind and refuse
to go. I had an uncomfortable feeling
all the time as though I wanted to do
something to keep it in a good humor
It did much better on the return trip,
however. Then it reminded me of our
horse, Rex, when he finds himself
rounding.Turner's corner. He imme
diately quickens his speed. Some day
I shall put our buggy, of which' I am
exceedingly fond, in a museum,,
though not for several years yet. I
shall label it "a relic of the eight
eenth century mode of transporta
tion in the S?uth, the last vehicle of
its kind in use." But I shall give it
to the museum with the express un
derstanding that I am4o have the
privilege of taking it out on gala oc
casions and riding in it for old times'
sake.
Once in Edgefield I said "whoa" in
getting out of a car, much to my com
panion's dismay, no ?ou?bt, but not
to mine. I am an old fogy. It is the
only thing I really pride* myself on.
You see old fogys are getting sa
scarce that it is great fun to he one,
and to be in a class by one's self
where there is little danger of having
the individuality duplicated.
P. S. This article was written in
Northampton some time before my
return to Boston, and I have left it
just as I wrote it.
FLORENCE MIMS.
25 St. Stephens St
1 Boston, Mass.

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