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No. 27
Mr. Bledsoe and Mr. Clark
Elected Cotton Weighers.
Death of Mr. Sawyer
In the election for cotton weigher
which was held here Saturday, Messrs
J. W. Bledsoe and W. C. Clark were
elected, there being five candidates
for this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Willis of Willis
ton have been guests in the home
of Mr. John Sawyer.
Mrs. M. L. Knight of McBean, Ga.,
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Geor
gia Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. Brice Feagle and Mr.
Clarence Stillwell of Augusta are
visiting the family of Mr. Jim
Miss Hallie White is at Leesville,
the guest of friends.
Miss Duncan of Atlanta is visiting
her sister, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch, Mrs.
L. S. Maxwell and Mrs. Grace Crouch
are at Glenn Springs for a two
weeks' stay.
.Mrs. L. C. Latimer has returned
from a visit to relatives in Columbia.
Misses Sara" and Louelle Norris
and Mrs. McClung have gone to Sul
livan's Island for a two weeks' stay.
Mrs. Horace .Wright of George
town and Mrs. John Bland of Vidalia,
Ga., We the guests of relatives.
Mrs. P. C. Coleman and " little
daughter of Chappell, are visiting
Mrs. Harry Strother.
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and children
are guests of the former's mother in
Miss Lois Fox of Augusta has been
visiting Miss Florence Wright.
Mr. Elliot Lewis has returned from
Chicago where he took a special
course in music at -one of the uni
versities. It is very interesting to hear
him tell of his-two months' stay in
this large city.
Mrs. Frank Landrum, Elizabeth
arid Marie Lewis of Florence are
guests of Mrs. Annie P. Lewis.
Mr. Ebb Timmerman was quite
sick during the past week, suffering
from a slight stroke of paralysis. He
has partially recovered, is improving
Mr. and Mrs. Smyly Stevens and
two sons, William and Alex, have
been for a short visit to friends and
relatives here. They have spent a
week at Meeting Street in the home
of Mrs. Ida Stevens, and after a stay
at Greenwood with Mrs. Stevens'
mother, Mrs. Reynolds, they will re
turn to Bennettsville.
Mr. Clarence Sawyer died sudden
ly here at his home on Thursday eve
ning. For several years he had been
in impaired health and suffered at
times from attacks of nervous break
down.' He was the son of Mr. Stan
Sawyer, who died suddenly here just
two months ago. Besides his mother
are left two sisters, Mises May and
Lila Sawyer and four brothers, Ben
M. Sawyer, of Columbia, Dit W. E.
Sawyer, -of Lexington, Dr. A. C. Saw
yer of Lake City, and J. F. Sawyer, j
The funeral services were conduct-1
ed Saturday afternoon at Mt. Pleas
ant church, by Rev. W. S. Brooke,
he preaching the sermon, and at the
grave the Masons and K. of P. had
charge of the services.
Mr. Sawyer was a talented and
highly educated man. He choose
teaching aa his life work, having
graduated at 17 years of age. He
took a post graduate course at the
S. C. University, and later studied at
Columbia University, New York,
where he received his M. A. degree
for special work in psychology and
education in 1912, and also received
certificates there for special work on
other subjects. He taught most suc
cessfully in schools in South Caro
lina and Georgia until his health
failed. He was a Christian man, a
member of the Baptist church and
was'held in highest esteem by all.
Miss Bessie Bean has gone to
Chester to visit Miss Louise Boyd,
and Miss Isabelle Bean is visiting
friends at Pawley's Island.
Rev. D. W. Kellar has returned
from Richburg where he went to
conduct a training class for Sunday
school work. There were fifteen or
more in this class.
Miss Neola Diltz of Chick Springs
is the guest of Miss Emma Ready.
Miss Sallie Dozier gave a pleasant
party one evening^ of the past week
in compliment to her visitor, Miss
Nellie Bailey of Columbia. '
Mr. William Lott has gone to
Charleston where he contemplates
accepting a position.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has returned
from Charleston where she was nurs
ing a special patient.
Mrs. Davis has returned to Co
lumbia after a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Mike Crouch.
Rev. W. S. Brooke will go to Chap
pell next week to conduct the pro
tracted services at Chestnut Hill
church. x
Misses Antoinette Denny, Lottie
I Bean and Ella Jacobs have been for
a visit to Mrs. George Gaulphin at
[Ninety Six.
Miss Marion Marshall has return
ed to Newberry after a visit to
Miss Cornelia Webb of Trenton,
has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Al
bert Lott.
The Angeline Bacon chapter, C.
of C., enjoyed a picnic on Friday at
Smith's pond. Mrs. John Wright is
the leader of the young people and
she with many of the mothers were
with the young folks.
Mrs. Herbert Eidson was hostess
for the Narcosa club on Friday after
noon, and a very happy time was had.
After several tables of rook a dainty
ice course was served. ,
A meeting of the farmers of the
Johnston community was held in
Crouch's hall Thursday afternoon,
August 4th, at which time a farmers'
club was organized with the following
officers: B. R. Smithy President; L.
D. Holmes, Vice President; J. H.
Ready/ Secretary. More than 30 of
those present asked for membership
in the organization. This movement
for a farmers organization had its
beginning at Trenton on July 16th,
when a group -, pf Johnston farmers
present at a meeting there decided to
take steps tb organize and appointed
a committee to nominate officers. It
was the adoption of the report of
this comtt?to*ri&^^
Clark, Jas. D. Watson, and A. L. Eid
son, which resulted in the election
of the officers named above.
The next meeting of the club will
be held at 4 o'clock on Monday after
noon, August 15th, at which time a
constitution will be adopted and the
organization otherwise perfected.
Mr. Henry S. Johnston, district
demonstration agent of Aiken, made
a short talk on the necessity of or
ganization and cooperationn of farm
ing interests. Mr. Johnston will short
ly start a campaign to organize the
truckers of this section.
' Mr. N. E. Winters of the Extension
Service made an unusually strong
and impressive talk on soil improve
ment. With apt illustrations and con
vincing examples he led many of his
hearers to express the determination
to cut fertilizer bills and turn to le
gumes for soil building.
Nearly Nine Million Baptists
in the World.
Of This Number 6,162,500 Reside
Within Southern States-Figures
for Other Countries.
There were 8,915,241 Baptists in
the world in 1920, according to sta
tistics that have been completed by
Dr. E. P. Alldredge, secretary of
survey, statistics and information of
the Baptist Sunday school board. Of
this number 6,162,500, including
negroes, live in the Southern States.
One hundred years ago there were
only 2,500,000, according to the best
available information, showing that
during the century Baptists made an
advance of 330 per cent.
Figures for the various countries
as reported by Dr. Alldredge, are as
follows :
Baptists of United States 7,789,165
Baptists of Dominion of
.Canada " " 144,502
Baptists of Mexico __ __ 5,334
Central America & Cuba 5,461
South America_ 23,272
Africa (4 sections) _" 28,372
Asia, India, Japan, China,
Siberia, etc., __ __ 255,134
Australia (7 provinces) 30,888
Europe (not England etc) 28,009
England, Wales, Scotland
and Ireland-__ 405,104
-Newberry Observer.
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We want all horse and mule own
ers to know that we have reduced
the price of horse-shoeing to $1.00,
shoes furnished.
Meeting1 of Farn
to Considei
To the Farmers of Edgefield and
You are doubtless perplexed
as we are and as practically
all other land owners of this
section are, as to how we are to
profitably employ our farm
-lands. Being an agricultural
! people, we are dependent upon
the income from our lands for
a support. At the present time j
the income therefrom is both1
small and uncertain. A change '
.in our system is necessary, oth- '
lerwise, serious consequences
must result.
In other years of financial j
depression, we had our cotton <
crop to "fall back on," and ?
that fact tended to stabilize.
values and to keep up the mor- <
ale of our people. The fear of t
the boll weevil did .not haunt us
then, as it does today. We are
as a "ship without a rudder."
We lack a program. We need
a Working Plan. If we had a
plan that would inspire confi
dence in our people, they.
would go to work with a new j
determination. Plenty of plans
are being suggested, but few of
them give us any encourage
ment. _We need a safe, sure
and workable remedy.
We are not agitators, nor
politicians, nor "doctas we
have no cure-all to suggest. We.
are plain farmers, with diffi-,
culties very much like your
own, and, as such, we are try
ing to find a solution of the j
troubles that beset us. We have/,
a tentative plan to offer, and
we believe it will, if adopted,
farmers of this immediate sec-,
tion. It will not be available to
them all, but the benefits of j
Rev. L. E. Roberts to Preach
The pulpit of the Baptist church
will be filled Sunday morning and
evening by Rev. L. E. Roberts of
College Park, near Atlanta.
Dr. D. W. Key in writing to the
board of deacons has this to say,
among other things, concerning Mr.
Roberts: "Rev. L. E. Roberts is re
garded as one of the best ministers
of the Atlanta Baptist Ministerial
Conference," and Congressman Up
shaw of Georgia, in a letter to the
chairman of the board of deacons,
said "Rev. L. E. Roberts is a man of
rather unusual brilliancy in the
make up of his sermons. A man, I
think, with a very clear head and a
true heart."
B. Y. P. U. Growing.
An organization that is filling a
great need in Edgefield at this time
is the Baptist Young People's Union.
While its name indicates that it is
altogether a Baptist organization and
is membership confined to that par
ticular sect, yet such is not the case.
Thc organization has fcrty-odd mem
bers and practically all of the church
es in the community are represented
in its membership. The union held
public services in the Baptist church
Sunday night, one service of the or
ganization in every month being a
public service, and the entire pro
gram was highly creditable. An or
ganization of this kind composed only
of young people gives them an op
portunity to exercise and develop
their talents. Nearly a dozen young
men and young ladies had a part in
the services, fully a half-dozen, both
boys and girls, leading in public pray
er. We bid the young men and young
ladies, boys and girls, God-speed in
their important work in the? church
and community life. Last night the
members of the B. Y. P. U. gave a
moonlight picnic at Smith's pond and
the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed
by all who attended.
FOR SALE: Burr Clover seed just
as they are raked up 5 cents per lb.
Ask for samples or come and see
M?ES at Johnston
r Dairying
Saluda Counties:
such a scheme, if and when
successfully carried out, will
reach the whole community
arid help all. Our suggestion is
that we take up Dairying. We
are: decidedly of the opinion
that "Dairying as a definite
and considerable part of our
farming operations, with hog
raising in connection, is as
reasonably certain to be profit
able as any other line of farm
ing we can undertake." While
th? is a new phase of farming
to us, and many objections and
difficulties arise in your minds,
we ; firmly believe it will work
and pay. Furthermore, all of
the objections and difficulties
can be overcome if we have the
mind to will and to work. Cer
tainly it will do no harm co
cornie together and hear the
matter discussed and that is
all we ask you to do now.
? meeting of the farmers of
Edgefield and Saluda Counties
will be held at the School
Budding here in Johnston- on
Thursday morning, August the
18th, at ten- o'clock, the pur
pose of which will be to con
sider the question of DAIRY
ING?. The Agent in Dairying,
Department of Farm Exten
sion of Clemson College and
the;U. S. Department of Agri
culture in Co-operation, will be
present and deliver n address.
You and all other 'crested
parties are invited ' r pres
ent-We woulu have
every white faru r .hin a
radios of -I S- miles f rom"1 John
ston attend this meeting. Come
and bring some one with you.
Bonuses for Ex-Service Men.
. President Harding, and those who
endorse his action, say there are so
many war veterans that the United
States cannot afford to pay them a
bonus. But the fact is, if there were
five times as many they would get
th 2 bonus. There are so few v?t?rans
of the World war in comparison with
the entire voting population, that
they do not count in national elec
tions against the great hordes of
profiteering taxpayers; and so the
dominant party thinks it can play the
taxpayers against the ex-soldiers in
a national campaign. It is not so
much a matter of government econ
omy as of political policy.
A government that can burn up so
many thousands of tons of powder
in times of peace sinking millions of
dollars worth of warships, while it is
planning at the same time for spend
ing many millions more for a great
er navy, would seem to be inconsist
ent at least in pleading poverty for
its war veterans.
It may not be able to do for them
all they ask for, but it certainly could
do more than it is doing.-Newberry
The Greater Citadel.
Already favorably known through
out the South for the efficiency of its
system of military training, the Cit
adel, at Charleston, is preparing to
raise its collegiate standard to the
level which is being universally set
in institutions of higher learning.
Steps are now being taken to achieve
this end, and, necessarily, the first
of these will be the raising of the j
standard of entrance reqirements.
This is as it should be. The Citadel
was not designed as a preparatory
school, and its graduates must be as
well equipped as those of the Univer
sity, for instance, to take up post
graduate work in larger universities.
Such is not the case now, for the Cit
adel diploma is not always recognized
as evidence of sufficient preparatory
work for the advanced courses.
In order to eliminate the impres
sion that the institution is an inter
mediate school instead of_ a college,
its official designation was changed
some years ago from the Sooth Caro
lina Military Academy to the Mili
tary College of South Carolina. Fol
lowing out this idea, the title of the
superintendsnt has been changed to
president, and the usual nomencla
ture of classes, freshman to senior,
has been substituted for the West
Point nomenclature, fourth class to
first class, respectively. Small things,
these are, but they will have cumu
lative weight.
A magnificent new home for the
institution is rapidly going up at
Hampton Park, approximately two
miles from the present cramped site
in the heart of Charleston, and ample
facilities will be afforded for physi
cal expansion. With its military stan
dard firmly established, through many
years of being rated a "distinguish
ed," or Class A military school by the
War Department, with its physical
equipment soon to be unsurpassed for
its purpose, and with the proposed
raising of the standard of the cur
riculum, the Citadel will become
mpre than ever a source of pride to
all South Carolinians, as it now is to
those who know of the records of its
graduates. It will be indeed the
Greater Citadel.-Columbia Record
Only Ten Chief Justices.
It impresses one to recall that this
great country of more than a hun
dred million people has had only ten
chief justices. A man living can re
member six of these and^still claims
that he is not an old man-a not
very old man anyhow. The United
States is a young country! Maybe
that is why it does so many foolish
It will be interesting to run over
the list of chief justices; they are:
John Jay of .New York; appointed
by Washington.
John Rutledge, of South Carolina;
appointed by Washington.
Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut;
appointed by Adams. ,
John Marshall, of Virginia, ap
pointed by Adams.
''Roger B. Taney, of Maryland; Ap
pointed by Jackson.
Salmon P. Chase, native of New
Hampshire; appointed from Ohio by
Lincoln. i
Morrison R. Waite,, native of Con
necticut; appointed from Ohio by
Melville W. Fuller, native of Maine
appointed from Ohio by Cleveland.
Elward Douglas White, of Louis
iana, appointed by Taft. i
William Howard Taft, of Ohio;ap
pointed by Harding.
A marriage of much interest was
that of Miss Corrie Wynonia Thomas,
to Glenn Parnell Plyler, which was
solemnized yesterday afternoon at
3 o'clock at the First Baptist church,
Dr. Thomas Clagett Skinner, the
pastor, officiating. Only a few of the
bride's intimate friends were pres
The bride is originally from Edge
field but for the last year or so has
made, her home in Columbia, holding
a position -with the Hammack-Wil
son company. Her bright nature and
attractive personality have won for
her many friends here.
Mr. Plyler is formerly of Lancas
ter but for the past few years has
held a responsible position with the
American Railway Express company
of this city.
The bride wore a traveling suit
of dark blue tricotine with, accesso
ries to match.
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Plyler left for the
mountains of North Carolina and
Wrightsville Beach. After their r?
turn they will make their home at
1516 Washington street.-The State
Will Go to Camp Perry.
Sergeant Ralph Byrd of the Cita
dal corps of cadets will go to Camp
Perry, Ohio, on the 27th of August
as a member of the Rifle Team of the
Citadel. Sergeant Byrd made a fine
record in marksmanship at the Cit
adel and he is one of ten cadets from
the entire corps who will represent
the Citadel at this National Match
at Camp Perry. He will be at Camp
Perry until September 22. This is a
splendid opportunity, and a distinct
honor, for this young man. Sergeant
Byrd is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B.
Byrd of the Pleasant Lane section.
The Advertiser is always. greatly
pleased to chronicle the successes of
our Edgefield boys.
Sunday School Institute Great
Success at Parksville. Good
Meeting at Red Oak '
. Church. >
The' Sunday School Institute at
Parksville was well attended. On
Friday night the services were in
structive and quite entertaining.
The Bible class at Clarks Hill put on
very helpful and well rendered pag
eant, showing the unorganized sys
tem, and then the advaptage of a
Sunday School. Then the audience
had a real treat, a recitation by Miss
Stella Nixon, from North Augusta r
a graduate in elocution from Ander
son College. She will teach this fall?
in thc high school ,being her second,
term there since graduating.
We hope the Sunday school work:
will be revived, for thefe seems to
be something . wrong somewhere'
among the church members, gener
ally. Perhaps our hearts are not right
with out Lord, or we would not .need
so many stimulants and so many con
stant reminders of the duty we owe
to the various works of the cause left
in our keeping. We may have dif
ferent duties to perform, but all of
us should let our Master's work come
first. Do we do it?
Our series of meetings are in ses
sion at Red Oak Grove this week.
Services conducted by-Rev. A. W.
Bussey from Bowman, Ga. Rev. G.
W. Bussey, the pastor was able to
attend both services yesterday and
will remain the week, being present
wh/en he can.
We are glad to learn of the good
services ! held at Antioch last week,
and the .earnest work of Rev. E. L..
Kugley, who assisted pastor W. R.
Several were disappointed not be
ing able to attend the Sunday School
convention at Stevens Creek from
here. The bad weather and so many
serious accidents from ligntnrng lato-'
ly made the second thought come to
quite a few no doubt.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nixon return
ing from Hendersonville. N. C., stop
ped a night and day with Mrs. Mamie.
Bussey, accompanied by their inter
esting children. They had quite a hap
py vacation in the mountains, and"
making glad, too, old friends and ac
quaintances along the route. Mrs.
Nixon was interested in new ideas
to carry back to "our children at the
orphanage" as she remarked, where
they have resided for the past 10 or
12 years.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bussey at
tended the funeral of Mr. Hezzie
Griffis at Berea last Wednesday.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey and her daugh
ter, Miss Mamie, also Mr. George Gil
christ, motored to Edgefield last
Misses Marie and Maude Hamilton:
had as their guests lately, Misses
Ruth Prescott from Greenwood' and
Aileen Youngblood from Antioch.
Our County Treasurer, Mr. J. L.
Prince, was warmly welcomed to his
old home church on last Sunday.
Some of his staunchest friends are:-.,
numbered where he was reared.
Mr. W. A. Dow, Mr. George Bus
sey, Mr. Perry Hamilton, Mrs. Eva.
Bussey and Miss Mamie Bussey, also
Miss Kathleen Kenrick represented
our Sunday School work at Parks
Mr. Charlie Parkman and family'
visited his sister, Mrs. Pickens Bailey
a few days ago.
Messrs. Charlie and Roy Bailey
and Misses Bessie and Pearl Bailey
attended services at Antioch, last"
Miss L. E. Parkman had as her
guest last week-end Miss Bertha
Parkman from Flat Rick.
Mr. Walter Griffis and Mri Long
from Cleora were callers of Mr.
George Gilchrist last Sunday.
Mr. T. J. Dorn and family were
spend-the-day guests in the home of
Mr. T. W. Lamb last week.
Mrs. Mellie Dow has her mother;
Mrs. Griffin from Greenwood with
her now.
Red Oak Grove had in the meeting
just closed, one of the best revivals,
among the church members general
ly, that we have ever witnessed. Rev..
Abiah Bussey gave the message each
day with much humbleness of spirit^
(Continued on Fourth. Page.)

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