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Mrs. Lewis Entertained New
Century Club Tuesday Af
ternoon. Lee and Jack
son' Day Observed..
On last Wednesday afternoon,
"Lee and Jackson Day" was cele
brated by the Mary Ann Buie chap
ter U. D. C. ^
Next to Lee, Jackson is considered
the great cheiftain of the South.
In all the Southern States the birth
days of" these great generals are ab
sented and in some the day is a legal
The observance here was held in
the home of Mrs. W. Lee Coleman,
and the veterans of the town were
invited to join in the celebration.
The home was decorated in flags
and red and white flowers.
An attractive program was ar
ranged, which was begun with patri
otic music.
Miss Clara Sawyer told of the sig
nificance of the day and sketches on
the life of Lee and Jackson were read
by Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Zena
A poem, "Lee and Jackson's Birth
day" was read by Mrs, J. P. Bean,
and Miss Ella Fannie Mobley gave a
reading on Confederate tunes.
The meeting was then thown open
and several of the veterans who had
fought on the same field nearby these
generals bad many interesting things
to tell.
While they were talking a repast
of sandwiches, coffee, whipped cream
and pound cake was handed and on
each plate was a tiny bouquet of red
and white immortelles. These were
pinned on each veteran by Mrs. O.
D. Black.
The veterans were given a treat
by Mrs. Coleman, a large stand filled
with fragrant cigars for them to en
joy. Each one greatly enjoyed the
'Z - J-tl.^ was -db-'
served in the High School and the
teachers impressed on the pupils the
wonderful character of these two
great men.
On Wednesday evening, instead of
the regular prayer service, the mem
bers of the Royal Ambassadors had
charge of the service, and a very in
teresting program was arranged by
the leaders, Mrs. S. J. Watson and
P. C. Stevens.
Mr. Samuel Watson, president of
the R. A. conducted the meeting and
each one of the young gentlemen
did well. They sang their song, "The
King's Business," in a manner that
it did anyone good to hear.
Corn and Maxwell have a news
stand in the front of their store
which is proving very pleasant to
readers. All of the periodicals, mag
azines and journals can be had fresh
. from the press.
Mr. Olin Eidson is improving his
home and has had additions made to
it, and the grounds also.
The family of Mr. Will Collins
have all been sick during the past
week and a trained nurse was secur
ed to assist nursing them.
Those that know Miss Baker,
daughter of Rev. C. E. Baker, of
Ridge, will be glad to know that she
has dedicated her life in service to
her Master and will study to be a
medical missionary.
Mr. Mark Toney spent the . past
week in Columbia, being a grooms
man in Miss Boozer's wedding. There
were several social functions had du
ring the week.
Miss Fannie Ferrell has gone to
Danville, Va., to spend a while hav
ing a vacation from the store of Mr.
J. Neil Lott.
Mrs. McIntyre of Lancaster, is vis
iting Mrs. B. T. Boatwright. She is
pleasantly remembered as Miss Alice
Miss Maude Sawyer entertained
Saturday afternoon with a bridge
party in compliment to Mrs. McIn
tyre. There were twelve present to
participate in the game and at the
conclusion the honoree was present
ed with a dainty prize. While enjoy
ing music, the guests were served
with a salad course, with coffee and
whipped cream.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday af
ternoon and during business the
chief point discussed was of the
Thrift Campaign, this being one of
the three paramount objects for
which'the Federation has definitely
committed itself. All of the mem
bers took cards and will co-operate
in the plans.
It was 'decided to have Reciprocity
in March and the Reciprocity com
mittee will aixange for such.
The subject of the program was
"The Jew in Art," and with a paper,
discussions, question box and cur
rent events, a good program was had.
The hostess assisted by Miss Helen
Lewis and Mrs. Archie Lewis served
a dainty repast of naiads, sandwiches,
crackers, pickle and coffee.
The W. C. T. U. met last Friday
with Mrs. A. P. Lewis, Mrs T. R. Den
ny, president, conducting the meet
ing. There were several plans made
for the work of the union and it was
decided to order the manual "Chris
tian citizenship," to be studied at the
meetings. The year books were ex
hibited, each .member to copy her
own book.
Mrs. M. R. Wright conducted the
program, the subji?ct of which was
"Child Welfare"-"VictoryDay."
This being enlistment month, three
new members were reported.
It was regretted that a down pour
of rain prevented but a small atten
dance at this good meeting.
Mrs. B. T. Baatwright entertained
on Friday afternoon at "Cedar
Grove" in charming style in honor of
her guest, Mrs. McIntyre. Those pres
ent were members of the Pi Tau
After cordial greetings, pretty
score cards were given and a game
of rook was enjoyed. The honoree,
and Mrs. J. R. Kelly who was also vis
iting in town, were presented with
lovely feather fans.
A program of music was had and
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. H. C.
Strother, served a delicious repast.
Miss Helen Wright who is teach
ing at Saluda, spent the . week-end
at her home here.
Miss Ina Hill of Edgefield will
Vc:.* -V.r.-.? ???rc ??t?r^ue nr??;
having rooms in the home of Mrs. W.
G. Templeton.
Mrs. Joe Cox is at home from a
visit to her mother, Mrs. Yeomans at
Fairfax. She was accompanied by
her sister, Miss Yeomans.
Mrs. J. B. Haltiwanger of Charles
ton and Mrs. Cobb of Greenwood,
mother and sister of Mrs. W. F.
Scott, are here for a visit.
Miss Annie Crouch went over to
Columbia on Friday to attend the
alumnae meeting of Converse College
There is a movement now for
"Greater Converse" and during the
fall a drive was on and a large
amount subscribed.
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott are at
home from a visit to relatives in
Florida and Georgia.
Mr. Alvin Hart is visiting his sis
ter, Mrs. Brooks Sawyer.
Mrs. Claude Hedgepath of Greens
boro, N. C., has been \Isiting her
father, Mr. Jimmie Cates.
The Camp Fire Girls have reorgan
ized with Miss Denny as guardian.
The following are the officers: Miss
Louise Boyd, president; Miss Sara
Ready, vice-president; Miss Pearl
Witt, secretary; Miss Ethel Lott,
Mrs. William Rhoden and children
are at home from a stay of several
weeks with the former's parents at
Covington, Ga.
Mrs. Heyward has returned to her
home at Beaufort after a visit here.
Golden Anniversary at Ridge
'Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Watson will
celebrate their fiftieth wedding anni
versary at Ridge Spring on Monday.
To this occasion all the children and
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and
cousins will be invited. Mrs. Watson
was Miss Julia King. Mrs. Ida Wat
son was married on the same day and
she will be present to participate in
the pleasures of the occasion. Be
sides the relatives, all who were pres
ent at the marriages of both of those
are to be guests.
Mr. Thurmond Again District
The Washington Correspondent
of the Columbia State announces in
Wednesday's issue that Mr. Thur
mond has been nominated for an
otherterm as District Attorney for
the Western District of South Caro
Miss Florence Miins Writes Q?
Lexington, Mass.
Dear Advertiser:
On a crisp winter day a party of
us set out to visit Lexington, Mass^J
chusetts famed in song and story;
Before reaching the town itself we
left the street car and went in to leo
the old. Monroe Tavern, interesting;
for its age, association and contents:'
Just outside was a 'tremendous elm
tree with a long iron spike in it, only
the end of which could be seen. In
the Revolutionary days that tree had'
been a hitching post and since,
through all the years the tree has
grown around the-iron till now only
the edges could be seen. That is but
a bit of introduction to all the an->
cient relics that have been preserved
within the town itself.
An especially interesting . thing!
was a copy of the "newspaper telling
of the death of George Washington.
On. the' third page in simple type,
were found these words: "It is with
extreme pain I inform you that'
Lieut. Gen. George Washington. is7
no more." In the same issue with this,
his farewell address was .printed.. Iii.
took eight days for the news to come
by horseback from Alexandria, Va.,
to Boston.
This old tavern was built in six
teen hundred and ninety five, and in
the famous battle on the eighteenth
of April this became a hospital for
the wounded British troops. . The
Monroe family who occupied this
home were originally a part of the
family of James Monroe, President
of the United States.
The ceiling of the house was very j
low and the wide boards of the floor j
we're put together with hand %nade
nails. As we left the tavern and start-1
ed to the town we heard an aeroplane ?
buzzing overhead and I could not
help thinking- of how much more
progress has been made since: the
American- Revolution than had been
made for ..at. le.a?t. soye-rsl;.'centuries.-'
.ifefor'e 1 in the world. People and :
events had moved along just as they !
had been doing for long, long dec- j
ades, and even up till the War be
tween the States.
Such startling events and inven
tions have separated us from the
Revolutionary days of the flintlock
rifle and stage coach, that people are
doubtless right in saying that this is
the greatest age in the world's his
Longfellow tells in his poem "Paul
Revere's Ride," about the cry of de- !
fiance and alarm that spread through 1
Lexington as he came at one o'clock i
in the morning. The old house where
Samuel Adams and Rev. John Han
cock were sleeping when Paul Revere
gave his alarm is still preserved, a j
museum of relics. The poet describes,
it as:
"A voice in the darkness, a knock at
the door,
And a word that shall echo forever
For borne on the mid-night wind
? of the past,
Through air the history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril
and need,
The people will waken and listen
to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that
And the mid-night ride of Paul Re
142 Hemenway Street,
Boston, Mass.
Clemson Notes.
Edgefield Advertiser:
The Edgefield County Club at
Clemson this year consists of Fred
L. Mays, J. Strom Thurmond, Wil
liam S. Hollingsworth, Eugene D.
Timmons, Lee C. Timmons, J. Robert
Adams, John H. Spearman and J.
Connor JBussey.
For the first term of 1919-20 there
are 276 boys out of 808 on the honor
roll. From Edgefield county there are
three: Fred L. Mays, J. Strom Thur
mond and Lee C. Timmons.
Cadet James R. Carpenter of
Hartsville, S. C., died here early
Wednesday morning. He was the son
of Mr. W. A. Carpenter. Cadet Car
penter was 17 years old and was a
member of the Freshman class.
LOST: Will the party who was
seen to pick up $5.00 Monday after
noon return the same to Miss Marie
JFhe American Legion's Initial
?! The Edgefield Post, American Le
gion, gave the first of a series of
Smokers at their temporary quarters
the Advertiser building Monday
ening. J. 0. Sheppard, commander,
presided at the informal program,
faking a most interesting talk along
e lines of the Legion's possibili
ties and plans. Other speakers in
vaded Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, who
vgis elected chaplain of the Post, a
fating honor to this over-sea chap
lin of the A. E. F. and Messrs. A.
Tompkins and S. McG; Simkins.
Paul Cogburn, Treasurer and
njamin Greneker, Adjutant, com
e the personnel of officers for
Edgefield Post. '
here are about fifty active niem
and there will probably be an
al number of honorary members,
?it has been ruled at headquarters
in this way men who were not
.the service can become memuers
fkhe local Posts.
Jesides the Post here there are to
"others at several points in the
r ity, at Johnston, Trenton and
MRUs new organization bids fair to
b?':a live factor in our town life. A
pl?n to have suitable headquarters
is well under way and this will be in
the nature of a club.
lt is hoped to have a big reading
rocrm, open all the time, where mag- !
az?ies and a library of books that
were used in the camps, a request for j
?which will be made to the proper na-,j
tional officials at once, with possibly
furniture procured through the Red |
Cr'?ss, will make a comfortable ren
devous. A suite of rooms is desired ,
to meet the demands for a real com- '
mufrity centre-such as the Post de
sire's to make.
Vh? Chamber of Commerce is to
use-the same headquarters, which is
ih&'rZ.l^X- &e?r,. Identifying
splendid new factors of Edgefield's
According to the National plan,
Edgefield's Post is planning a splen
did public meeting for February 22,
when all over our land the members
of the American Legion, through
their various Posts, will, on this day
of the birth of the "Father of our
Country" meet to commemorate
those things which have made our
land glorious.
This meeting wlil probably be in
the Baptist Church. The program will1
be announced later, including the j
name of the prominent speaker, who
is to be invited here for the occasion. !
A beautiful feature of this pro- j
gram will be the presentation of cer
tificates from the French Govern
ment to the families out of whose
midst a boy in khaki went, never to
The smoker Monday evening was
given a hospitable touch by a com
mittee from the Civic League, who
s?rved appetizing ham and cheese
sandwiches, with black coffee and
whipped cream.
Edgefield welcomes the American
Legion, representing, as it does, men
who responded so nobly to their
country's call, and hopes to see every
plan of the local Post carried out to
a triumphant success.
Fourth-Class Postmaster Ex
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an ex
amination to be held at Edgefield, S.
IC, on February 14, 1920 as a result
of which it is expected to make cer
tification to fill a contemplated va
cancy in the position of fourth-class
postmaster at Cleora, S. C. and other
vacancies as they may occur in that
office, unless it shall be decided in
the interests of the service to. fill any
vacancy by reinstatement. The com
pensation of the postmaster at this
office was $186 for the last fiscal
Applicants must have reached
their twenty-first birthday on the
date of the examination, with the
exception that in a State where wo
men are declared by statute to be at
full age for all purposes at eighteen
years, women, eighteen years of age
on the date of the examination will
be admitted.
Applicants must reside within the
territory supplied by the pest office 1
for which the examination is announc
The examination is open to. all
citizens of the United States who can
comply with the requirements.
Application blanks, Form 1753,
and full information concerning the
requirements, of the examination
can be secured from the postmaster
at the vacancy or from the United
States Civil Service Commission,
Washington, D. C.
Applications should be properly
executed and filed with the Commis
sion at Washington, D. C., at the ear
liest practical date.
A Most Generous Gift.
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cobb has given
the use of her home in Edgefield for
use as a Methodist Parsonage for a
period of four years. This is indeed
a very generous donation to the
cause of Methodism and the work of
that great church. Mrs. Cobb and her
late husband, who was a zealous
worker in the Methodist church for
many years, always had its welfare
at heart and this is only another-of
the many good deeds that has been
done to promote the interests of the
Gospel of the Kingdom of God here
at home. The gift means much. Upon i
acceptance of the gift, the official
board decided to offer the old build
ing now occupied by the pastor, for
sale and to put the proceeds into a
church building fund. Accordingly,
the biulding will be sold at auction j
Thursday morning at 10:30 to the i
highest bidder. It will be torn d/nvn j
and the lot cleaned up and made j
ready for future developments. A.
committee has arranged to put side j
walks around the property which will j
be a great improvement. Thus the,
Methodists are in keeping with the
spirit of progress that has swept this,
'old town" the past year. The own ;
one of the finest pieces of property.'
in the town. It is an ideal location for,
a church or.ans. PAibJi?.buildiiur it
is prominent, high, central and be-j
ing a corner lot, accessible. No bet
ter location can be had for a modern ;
plant. .
Poluhni Drives Auto Blind
At four o'clock, p. m., a committee
will write a letter and hide the same. ;
On their return Poluhni, blindfolded,
will drive the auto over the same'
route, find the letter and read its :
contents out aloud while, blindfolded. ;
Don't miss this wonderful test in;!
psychology. j'
j The pei-formances of the Poluhni
Company are enhanced by stage set
tings and special scenery which cre
?ate, the atmosphere of a wizard's
studio. From the time the curtain
i 1
rises to the close, there is not a mo- ?
j ment lost. Poluhntfs long experience 1
!in leading theatres has taught him1
the value of swift action,' and every j
'word and movement is that of a fin- j
ished performer, unerring in his ar-,
tistry and with a comprehensive
knowledge of the niceties of stage
craft. His entertainment is refined
enough to meet the requirements of 1
the most cultured and yet entertain
ing enough to delight all classes.
Embodied within the hour and a half
of magic, illusions and incidental en
tertainment, is a brief program of
?musical novelties as surprising as it
is delightful, giving a touch of va
riety to a big, bewildering, and al
together delightful review, embrac
jiig more new and original acts than
have been seen in any platform pre
sentation of magic given in recent
Be on hand for this entertainment
in the School Auditorium, Friday
evening, February 6th.
Quarterly Conference at Tren
Rev. R. E. Stackhouse, P. E., of
the Columbia District will preach at
Trenton Methodist church Sunday
moi-ning at il o'clock and immedi
ately after the service the first Quar
terly Conference for the Edgefield
Charge will be held. All the official
members for the Trenton and Edge
field churches are members of this
body and are expected to be present
at this meeting.
Preaching Sunday evening at the
Methodist church at 7:30 by Rev. G.
W. M. Taylor, the pastor.
The Advertiser $2.G0 a year
in advance.
An Inspiring Message to Mem
bers of Junior Order.
Sunday morning the members of
the M. C. Council, Junior Order of
the United American Mechanics, sat,
with pleasure and profit, at the feet
of Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, pastor of
the Methodist church, he having been
invited to preach their annual ser
mon. Mr. Taylor has for many years
been a member of this fraternal Or
der, which is founded upon Patriot
ism, Virtue and Liberty.
After giving expression to words
of welcome, Mr. Taylor announced
as His text, Matt. 22:21, "Render
therefore unto Caesar the things
that are Caesar's; and unto God the
things that are God's." Mr. Taylor
made an impressive contrast of the
kingdom of Caesar and the kingdom
of God, one being temporal and the
other eternal. He stated that he could
best demonstrate the all-embracing
character of God's kingdom by draw
ing a large circle and then drawing
in the big one small circles represent
ing other kingdoms. Citizenship in
the kingdom of God is large enough .
to embrace all other citizenships and
all other governments, which are at
best but material and temporal, while
God's kingdom is spiritual and eter
nal. Caesar's government was the
best government that the people then
living had ever known. Some of our
cardinal statutes have come down to
this generatoin from the old Roman
laws. But this kingdom stands out as
being very human, being held togeth
er by force. Caesar's kingdom was
limited and has passed out of exist
ence, while God's in infinite and will
go on and on. Caesar's was imper
fect; our Lord's perfect. Imperfec
tions caused the downfall of Caesar's
government. All man-made govern
ments are imperfect. The lust of gold
and the, ius^of; njeasnre,. ,sr/u\ Mr..
Taylor,1 will creep in, causing fric
tion and disintegration. Caesar's
kingdom was earthly, while our
Lord's was heaven bom.
Mr. Taylor said that if Caesar's1
kingdom is to be perpetuated in jus
tice and purity, let him come to God.
Christ lifted up His voice against sin
and wickedness; like John the Bap
tist, He cried aloud and spared not.
Some people say one has no right to
mix religion and politics. Such peo
ple have no religion, said Mr. Taylor.
Religion is intensely practical. Christ
walked among men and held a high
standard of living. In every human
pain there was a counter pain in His
In referring to the unprecedented
prosperity which abounds in the land,
Mr. Taylor said there never was be
fore so many active agencies for
good, which is but an outflowing of
precious streams from the kingdom
of God. In an effective climax, Mr.
Taylor asked : "Where does the world
look today for bread to feed the hun
gry and for the building up of the
waste places of the earth but to the
land where Jesus is honored?" Ad
dessing his brethren of the Order,
Mr. Taylor said : "Wc have a work to
do as patriots and if we perpetuate
liberty and justice, we must look to
Him for strength.
Mr. Taylor said the American Sab
bath is peculiarly identified with all
that is sacred and holy and, after re
ferring to the shameful manner in
which the Sabbath is desecrated in
Europe, he exclaimed: "God save
America from an European Sab
bath." The Sabbath is a day of rest
and recreation and not a day for
frolic and amusement. It is a day to
be spent with our families in Chris
tian homes and in attendance upon
public worship in our churches.
If we would uphold and perpetuate
our great Christians institutions, said
Mr. Taylor, we must keep our eyes
open and be ever watchful, teaching
by example as well as precept. We
must strive to uphold our country
with a strong, Christian citizenship. ?
All strength and all power will come
from God, if we will render unto Him
the things that are His.
The seed so earnestly sown by Mr.
Taylor Sunday morning fell upon
good ground and will bear fruit in
the lives of members of the congre
gation. Numerour favorable expres
sions upon his very inspiring message
were heard among the members of
he Junior Order.

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