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VOL.87
EDGE Fi ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 1922.
No. 45.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
School Closes for Holidays.
Christmas Bazaar a Suc
cess. A Collection for
Orphanage.
Owing to so much sickness among
the pupils of the high school from,
severe -colds and influenza, and also
of the superintendent, Prof. Broadns
Alexander, the trustees deemed it ad
visable to close the school on last
Friday instead of Wednesday of this
"week. This was a great relief on all
sides, many that were sick were .dis
tressed over missing classes and some
that were not sick were relieved on
missing classes. The school will open
on January 3rd. The love and esteem
that the teachers of the grades are
held hy their pupils was shown by
the very attractive Christmas gifts
that each teacher received from their
grade, and each grade was very hap
py in the selection of the gift for
'each teacher seemed to receive just
what she wanted. Splendid work is
.being done in the manual training
?lass. The tabnnrets, chairs, swings,
book cases and may other useful ar
ticles could be readily sold, if so de
sired.
The literary, society of the high
school had an interesting meeting on
Priday at the dose of school, and it
was honored in having present, Hon.
Joseph Jacobs, consul from U. S. to
China, who made a most informing
address on manners and customs in
China. He also told of the Chinese
New Year. Mr. Jacobs spoke of the
pleasure he had in being with the pu
pils and alluded to his years at this
school as pupil and as a teacher.
On Wednesday evening, December
27, at the Baptist church, a pleasant
meeting is being planned, this being
arranged that the town and communi- j
ty might do honor to their distin- j
guished son, Hon. Joseph Jacobs. Ev-1
e?y one will want to be 'present at this)
.raveling. _> .' " - ..-.*.- j
The Christmas Bazaar which was
held here on Friday under the aus-?
pices of the New Century Club and
the Library association, was a suc
cess from every point. About $100
was cleared, this to be divided be
tween the High School and the Libra
ry. More books will soon be purchas
ed for the Library which will be good
news to the patrons. The room is op
ened Wednesday and Saturday after
noons.
Mrs. Jim Satcher has been quite
iJl at the University Hospital, but is
now considered out of danger.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has returned
from a visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. A.
Lott, at Greenwood.
Relatives from here went to Tren
ton Thursday afternoon to attend the
burial o? Miss Lilla Courtney, which
took place at 3 o'clock at Ebenezer
cemetery, the body being carried to
the grave direct from the train. Her
death occurred at Rock Hill, where
she had been making her home for
some time.
Mr. Bonham Adams who has been
in Ashburn, Va., for several months,
is at home for the holidays.
Mrs. G. G. Waters entertained the
Narcosa club on Wednesday after
noon in a very happy manner, and
each one present thoroughly enjoyed
the meeting. Tables for rook were ar
ranged and dainty score cards were
used. Each table was adorned with
fragrant flowers. Following the game
the hostess, assister by her daugh
ter, Mrs. Wallace Turner, served a.
tempting salad course with coffee and
whipped cream.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and fam
ily who have been residing here on
Church street, have moved to anoth
er part of the state to reside.
Messrs. Willie Lee Sawyer and
Samuel Watson will arrive this week
from Clemson college, the former's
father to go in his Car to mak? the
trip.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church a special collection was taken
for the Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
amounting to $67.50. Owing to the
very inclement weather the attend
ance was not so large, and so the ex
pected amount of the superintend
ent was not given..
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and little son
have gone to Tennilie, Ga., tc spend
the holidays in the 'horne of the for
mer's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. "Lewis Stevens and
children of Meerang Street; were visit
ors during the past week in the home
of Mrs. Willie Tompkins.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton are
at the home of their sister, Mrs. Olin
Eidson, their schoole being closed for
the holidays.
The friends of Mrs. Price Timmer
man will he glad to know that she is
now much improved after a severe
attack of influenza.
Rev. Mr. Gordon of Columbia, fill
ed the pulpit at the Baptist churcfc
on Sunday morning, his discourse
being a-fine one. He has recently
preached at Lake City where Rev. W.
S. Brooke is now in charge.
The friends of Mr Wallace Wright
are glad to know that he continues to
improve, and can soon be up again.
Mr. and Mrs. G?rard Tarrant and
little son of Augusta spent Sunday in
the home of Mr. M. W. Wright.
Mrs. Attaway, of Saluda has heen
the guest of her sister, Mrs. f?rady
Hazel.
Mrs. Grady Hazel was hostess for
the New Century Club on Tuesday
afternoon and many things were plan
ned for club welfare. The club had
ready to send to the T^&ercular
Camp at Greenville for the ex-service
men, Christmas bags, well filled,
there heing about 25. A tribute was
paid Mrs. W. J. Huiet and Mrs. L. C.
Latimer, for the great work they have
done, and are doing for education in
the town. After the program the hos
tess served a delicious salad course,
with coffee and whipped cream, ideas
of Christmas being prettily carriEd
out The rooms were decorated with
Christmas .decorations .
Terracing Important.
Clemson College, Dec. 13.-Soil
erosion or the washing away of the
soil from the fields costs the farmers
of South Carolina millions of dollars;
every year. Proper terracing is^Jhe.
.first'':?i?P'iit-P^
is the season of the year to grive at
tention to terrace making.
There are two general types of ter
races that may be used, the bench or
narrow terrace and the broad-base
terrace. The broad base terrace may
be of two kinds, level or on a grade.
The broad-base graded terrace is
known as the Mangum terrace.
While the bench terrace is the type
that has been generally used in this
state, it is rapidly being replaced by
the broad-base terrace except on very
steep slopes. The bench terrace is
essentially a steep land terrace and
should not be used where it is possi
ble to build a broad-base terrace, ad
vises R. W. Hammond, of the Agro
nomy Division. The objections to the
bench terrace are that it is expensive
to keep up, it cannot be cultivated,
it is usually allowed to grow up in
weeds and grass that draw the plant
food away from the adjoining crops,
it prevents the ready passage of farm
machinery from one field to another,
and it furnishes excellent winter
quarters for the boll weevil.
The broad-base terrace does not
have any of these objections and
therefore should be used where the
slope permits. The broad-base level
terrace should be used where the soil
is porous enough to absorb the rain
fall before it can injure the growing
crop or collect in sufficient amount to
flow over the top of the terrace. This
type of terrace in preventing the rap
id run off of rain furnishes moisture
to the crop for a longer period in dry
weather and allows practically none
of the soil or f?rtilizer to escape.
The Mangum or broad-base glad
ed terrace is exactly the same as the
'broad-base level terrace with the ex
ception of the indicated difference, it
is built with a fall .This type is used
on soil that does not absorb rain rap
idly and where there is danger of the
water collecting and overflowing a
level terrace. Some soil and fertility
is lost in drawing off the water by
the gradual slope, but this loss is in
significant compared with what the
loss would be without terracing.
Detailed instrctions as to building
terraces may he had from the coun
ty agents or the Extension Service,
Clemson College.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Tal? LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It ?topo lie
Cough and Headache and work? off the Cold.
Drunosta refund money if it fail? to cure.
?, W. GROVE'S aj-nature on each box. 2>c
"Uncle" Rufus Derrick Gives
Good Advice to Boys
and Girls.
Young Girls ano! Boys:
Listen, I am talking to you. E;ai
not a great writer like Bill Arp, I did
not study under him. What I know,
I learned by experience.
General Robert E. Lee had a little
boy in his army named Johnnie. Ra-J;
tions become short, and he got some-^
thing by sleight of hand. Other boy^
said, "Say Johhnie, better not let ofV.J
ficers se that." He said, *3V!y
taught me to be as honest :as the da;
is long, but they are getting mighty!
short now." That is the way with my
recollection.
My talk to you hinges on two
words, advice, kindneses. This is the
best Christmas gift I can send you?
Every little girl and boy is looking for;
Santa Claus to bring them a present
at Christmas. -.
I remember when I was a little
chap when Easter came we made rafer.p
bit nests in the garden for rabbits to ?}
lay in. I am not Bill Arp nor-Santa
Claus, but I will give you the best \
advice I can. I love to talk with, ii
young girls and boys and advise them \
how to do to carry on a good life. W? 1
must keep up our Sunday schools^ \
prayer meetings and churches and all j
other good societies. Watch that com- i
pany you keep, shun bad company ; 1
obey father and mother, they are* <
anxious about your welfare. J
Cars can roll with lumbering noise*' j
mother can sleep with one eye shut J
and one eye open to watch over you. ?
Take pride in having your mother for ?
your best friend. Do anything you i
can to gain the confidence of father 3
and mother. - ?
Treat your mother as kind and po- ]
lite as if she was a strange lady. Al
ways tell the truth and shun the dey- J
il. Let whiskey and tobacco alone. I 1
am seventy-eight years old and have 1
never smoked a ci^r^adg^rette^or.-l-j
u^?dy-a-cheW^5FT?ba?cor My wife fcfi
seventy-nine years old. She never
smoked a- pipe, and has never used
glasses, and can see to thread a
needle.
Girls, meeet everybody with a
smile on your face. If a young man
comes to your house, do not run out
of the back door, nor jump out at the
window. Treat him kindly, politely.
He will speak a. good word for you.
Boys, be honest, prompt to i?eep
your promise. Never let your out-go
be greater than your income. If you
do you will always be behind.
Girls, you haven't the same chance
to marry like young men. He can pick
his girl out of a bunch of pretty
girls. He can get her if he has her to
steal.
Act right. A lot oftempting baits
come for you to bite to get your
money. Don't bite, or nibble. If you
have a dollar put it in your pocket or
bank or on seven per cent interest.
In fourteen years the interest will
lack only two dollars of being as
much as the principal
If you will follow these rules you
will always be well thought of, will
be a good lady or a Christian young
man.
Be true to your country. Never be
a deserter or traitor. Be brave. Let
your name live like George Wash
ington's, who has been dead over a
hundred and twenty three years.
I had rather die and be wrapped in
stars and stripes and buried, than die
with the name of a deserter.
R. M. DERRICK.
Fill a Stocking at De Ia Howe.
Did you know that you had an
empty stocking getting ready to be
hung under De la Howe's mantel
shelf? You may have more than that.
If you have none to hang from your
own, you may have as many as a
dozen or two out of the 109 over
there. Just imagine 109 empty stock
ings all in a row, and that many dis
appointed little folks, your little
folks, and all on Christmas morning!
A sight to make the angels weep!
There are 19 %boys and 20 girls
over there from 6 to 12 3rears of age;
13 boys and 19 girls from 12 to 14;
15 boys and 23 girls from 14 to 17.
Pick out yours and write Mr. J. B.
Branch, the superintendent at Wil
lington, S. C., that you will send
enough to fill your stockings-and
live happy ever after.
An Afternoon With South
Carolinians in "The Cop
per Tea Kettle" at
Northampton.
"tr?ar Advertiser:
?.Eyer since - the Boston tea party,
Boston has steeped and drank its daily
?sup bf tea. These six northeasterly
jijtates are not called New England
^appropriately, for they observe
j?ry regularly the old England cus
com o? afternoon tea-drinking*
???Many quaint little tea rooms, are
jtfr be found in the smaller towns and
fe.; the cities, miniature little shops
Btth.ornamented ^signs over the door,
zfc ahove the gate, to a'unique en-'
?^mce. "Tie- Copper/ Kettle Tea
j^om" brews for you a steaming cup,
/'Mother's Cupboard" insures sa
v^yy; home cooking, or even "The
porcupine Tea Room" may trait those
?'more woodsy, rustic tastes.
^'The Dutch Oven Tea Room"
|#uld-serve you Dutch crullers, per
haps if you liked them, and if not,
ijjhnamon toast and fudge cake. All
Bese little ?ihops were to be found in
Northampton. While there three
|Suth Carolina girls at Smith college,
^Massachusetts friend and I, gather
ed in one of these tea rooms around
liable set for five. It was a very
jgreat pleasure to entertain three
South Carolinians even if I had nev
?|'?een them before. There is a pe
imiar tie that one South Carolinian
Has for another. It is not true of all
lattes. We have no very large cities,
ind .rather few large schools, and
f?aee the population is comparatively
?fralL, in one way and another, we
jeem to know of most of the fami
?|s in the .state. At any rate, almost
rjjjy two South Carolinians are apt to,
lave friends, in common.
.Jubena Whittle of Blackville, Estelle
B&wl of Columbia and Lu*ia Sulli
nfca: of Anderson are the trio. For a
while we existed, not in the- far
.dboimk';'andraps?c? D?c?airrf?S^pCTr
laps into the dialect that we are
ibout to outgrow. Helen Wulbern of
Charleston was away for the week
end else she would have joined our
nerry party and we would have had
lews then of our old State from the
sea to the Georgia line.
.The girl from Columbia knew
Miss Lillian Smith; the girl from
Blackville said that Capt. N. G.
Evans had been a friend of her fath
er's and the girl from Anderson
spoke of knowing Ouida Pattison.
Miss Sullivan was a freshman at
3mith, Miss Whittle a junior, and
Miss Kawl, a graduate of Winthrop
college, was working for her master's
legree at Smith.
I am rather fascinated by New
England's tea drinking habit. The
South drinks iced tea in the summer
to keep cool and New England drinks
hot tea in the winter to keep warm.
There is a saying that one can tell
one's fortune in a tea cup by th? way
the leaves arrange themselves. I nev
er can quite finish drinking one cup
to see what my fortune is. These New
Englanders drink three cups , while I
am drinking one.
Long ago the Boston harbor was
one big tea cup and the tea was a
drink forced unwillingly down the
throats by English tyrants. The leaves
then told a fortune of freedom, but
when the cup is made of dainty china
and drunk by youth and age it must
tell a fortune of romance.
The Chinese drink their tea with
out sugar or cream. That shows a
real love for the stimulant. I nink
it much better when elaborately re
inforced with sugar and cream and
the bigger the better, .the luncheon
that goes with it. These blue bloods
drink from blue tea cups, and the ta
ble laid, may be covered with a piece
of the blue and white needlework
which is a famous product of a small
New England town. My only fitting
qualification is a blue nose from the
bitter cold. A cup of tea has a very
enlivening effect on people. They chat
much more amicably when drinking,
and under the strange charm of this
cup they grow very confidential and
unburden their hearts in a remark
able way. I have even been constrain
ed to tell the secrets of my sweetly
simple past between sips.
The idea of tea rooms with a name
on a sign over the door must have
originated from the old English cus-,
tom of naming the taverns, such as;
"The Bed Lien." Ii was "The Copper
Kettle Tea. Room" that our little par
ty took place and all the gathering
lacked was a colored mammy to serve
us. I am sure that we all talked at
once, and all answered at once, and
isince it was mostly of South Caro
lina that we spoke, it was a love feast
of good cheer.
' Soon after my return to Boston I
went up to the public library and saw
again the massive memorial to
"Sherman's March to the Sea" and it
ruffled me much more than ever. I
was with the same Massachusetts girl
who had been to tea with the South
Carolinians, and I said "look at. that
memorial to Sherman." It was like
referring to some trivial* incident in
the history of Afghanistan, for in
stance. It meant nothing to me one
way or the other.
.' ,There is a very great difference in
the consciousness of the Northerner
and that of the Southerner. The
North has money to spend on splen
did memorials, but I wonder some
times how much the average one
knows or cares about the events they
commemorate. The South on the oth
er hand, has had little chance to en
grave its heroes, names on tablets of
stone, so it has engraved them on the
hearts of its people, and conequently
we feel more reverence, more real
respect for past greatness. Their at
titude is, partly accounted for by the
fact that so many Easterners are
foreign born.
To return to the subject of tea,
the Bostonian has reduced the serving
of it down to a positive art. The oth
er day I was calling in Boston, and
here tea is served on the slightest
provocation. Leaning against the
wall was a quaint table that folded
and unfolded itself quite convenient
ly. When in use it was a tea table,
and at other times is disappeared
quite out of the way. On this table
roy hostess. : laLd^d^utv? ^ew^e?n^fttfc.
tea, else I ??o;^'^?^^m0sr
T-bone steak for it long ago. Then
the tea pot is attached to an electric
appliance in the wall near at hand,
and the drink was served like magic.
"The Copper Kettle" was a very
cosy place, and the tea was fragrant
of cotton blooms. We talked till the
candles burned low, and in the Copper
Kettle we buried a treasure, a new
allegiance to the state in the union
that is a little bit better than any of
the other forty-seven.
Perhaps I shall never have the priv
ilege of returning to Northampton
again and to "The Copper Kettle Tea
Room" but the others certainly will
and they may find each time some of
the buried treasure, a memory of all
the happy things we said of the old
Palmetto State.
FLORENCE MIMS.
25 St. Stephens St.,
Boston, Mass. \,
On Moving Bees.
Clemson. College, Dec. 18-If bees
are to be moved, this is a good time
of the year to move them. In moving
bees there are some important
things to be rendered, suggests E. S.
Pr?vost, Extension Bee Specialist.
1. Close the entrance of the hive
with screen wire to prevent the bees
from getting out. The wire will also
give sufficient ventilation.
2. Be sure that the hive is fasten
ed together so that the bees can not
get out. Thfc is done by nailing the
bottom and the top to the brood
chamber with hive staples or slats of
wood.
3. Be very careful not to give thc
bees any unnecessary jarring, as the
jarring may . break the comb. If the
comb is broken at this season of the
year it may fall over- and kill the
queen, which means destruction to
the hive.
4. In moving young swarms, use
great care as their combs are more
easily broken than those of older
swarms.
.5. When you get your bees to their
new location, remove the screen wire
so that the bees can get out. The
slats may be removed at any time.
Say Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to your wife with a brand
new Ford car. Maybe it is what she
needs.most.
YONCE MOTOR COMPANY.
Gov. Harvey Decides to Act
When Constables Report
Officers Refuse Aid.
Columbia, Dec. 15.-Charges that
several Lexington county officers re
fused to assist state constables in a
drive on botl?ggers will be airedK
shprtiy, Governor Harvey announced!
today. The accused officials, the-chief"
executive declared, will be required
to show cause before him why -they
should not he removed from office- for
neglect of duty.
Decision of the governor to r take1'
a hand in the , Lexington situation
was made, hie said, on receipt of a
report hy, state constables that they
could secure no assistance in con
ducting a raid in the town of Lexing
ton yesterday. A rural policemanr
who had been assigned to accompany'
them, the constables reported to the'
governor, turned back and ref used to
go farther when he learned they haoT
a warrant to search a place belOTgjng'.'
to Sim J. Miller, former sheriff cf^
Lexington.
At Miller's garage, the report
stated. Russell Portee, an employe,
was arrested after he had sold the
raiders a pint of liquor. No whiskey
was found on the search of the prem
ises, according to the report, por
.portions of which were made public
by Governor Harvey.
Two other places were raided, the .
governor was informed. At the Har
mon drug store, a quantity of whis
key was found and Dr. Rice Harmon
was held in $200 bail on a charge of "
violation of the prohibition law. Joe
S ?ber was held in a like amount on a.
similar charge, the report stated, fol-.
?o$rjg :the finding of whiskey at a?,
place known at Annette 'Suber,s.
Portee's bond was fixed^at $500 on
charges of selling, storing and trans
porting whiskey.
.-.Governor . Harvey declared 'infor-.;
Icouhty''regaro>?wh?fr4i:
key law infractions. He announced
that he probably would proceed
against officers in other counties
where conditions were reported to ber
bad.
May Hunt on Own Land With- -
out a License.
There recently appeared in many
of the newspapers of the state, a
statement to the effect that a ruling'
by A. A. Richardson, state game war
den, required that land owners ob
tain hunting licenses before hunting
on their lands. The statement attract
ed considerable attention and Mag
istrate J. J. Sitton, of Pendleton, dif
fering with the view of the law,,
wrote to Attorney Gene ral Wolfe for
his opinion. Magistrate Sitton has re
ceived the attorney general's reply
which is as follows:
Dear Sir:
Replying to your inquiry under
date of December 1 relative to the
alleged statement which has been ac
credited to the chief game warden to
the effect that a resident of the state
is required to possess a hunter's li
cense in order to hunt on his own
lands in any county of the state, I ad
vise that I have just talked with the
chief game warden, who says no such,
ruling or statement has been made by
him or on his authority. On the con
trary section 8 of the act relative to
hunters' licenses provides that the
provisions of the act shall not pre
vent residents of the state from hunt
ing without a license on their own
lands in any county of the state.
,Very truly,
SAMUEL M. WOLFE,
Attorney General.
Tm Thinking of The Advertiser
The editor sends us a nice letter
weekly, fifty-two times a year, and
we look for it with pleasure, and read
it with joy. Let us show him our ap
preciation for his faithful service by
giving him a pounding. The chureEws
pound ther pastors, then why not the
editors. Now, if my "think" is your
"thought," let us all respond^ and for
someone to name the tjjme and the
place to deliver the goods. We owe
this much to our faithful editor. It
will mak? him feel glad and strong
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.

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