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VOL. 86
Churches Plan Pretty Christ
mas Exercises. Johnston
and Ninety Six Teams
' Play Ball.
The yearly budget for 1922 of the
Baptist church was read before the
members on Sunday morning, by Mr.
S. J. Watson, chairman of the Board
of Deacons. Three special commit
tees were appointed that will be a
great aid in church work. Upon re
signation of Mr. S. J. Watson as su
perintendent of the Sunday school,
the board recommended Mr.. M. R.
Wright; assistant superintendent, Mr.
James Barnes; second assistant su
perintendent, Mr. Clark Edwards.'
The board also recommended as as
sistant secretary of the Su#day
- school, Mr. J. Howard Payne. These
recommendations were passed upon
and carried by the chuipfch.
The resignation of Mr. Watson has
been a source of deep regret for he
has serve^d in this capacity for over
twenty years. During this time he has,
given of his best service^ being faith
ful in every way, and during all these
years he was never absent but a few
times, occasioned by sickness. Al
though he is not at'the helm now, the
work of the . Sunday school was so
dear to him that it will always have
his same loving interest. His work
has been greatl yappreci?ted.
Some or the adult classes of the
three? churches. here are planning
some beautiful things to do during
the Christmas season. There are some
that are poor and need helping; some
are sad and lonely, that need cheer
ing. This is* ind?ed, the Christmas
spirit, and must be what the angels
meant, when they sang "good will to
men." <f
The Christmas entertainment of
the Sunbeams which will be Wednes
day evening promises to be one of
to hear and see all that the little
folks have planned.
Misses Ella and Ola Smith are
spending a week here in the home of
their mother, Mrs. Ada Smith.
Mrs. James Tompkins has returned
from Darlington where she h?s been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Irving Wel
Miss Carrie Belle Stevens, teacher
?f the Plum Branch school, is at
h?m? for the holidays.
The friends of Mrs. Herbert Eid
son will be glad to know that she is
now better, after her recent illness.
The little daughter of Prof. and
Mrs. Compton was quite sick during
the past week. !
Mrs. C. P. porn entertained the
rook club on Thursday evening in a
very pleasant manner, there being
several guests besides the regular
members. After the game a dainty
salad course was served.
James Booth who is in the- navy,
is visiting in the home o fhis mother,
Mrs. Mal Boatwright.
Miss Mary Waters who is at a
business college in Augusta, is at
home for a week or more.
Miss Griffin, of Columbia, is the
guest of Mrs. L. C Latim?r
Everyone is glad that Mr. Fred
Parker is at home for the holidays,
especially the music lovers. He is a
talented musician, so is always in de
land, at occasions where music is a
The B/Y. P. U. had a most enjoy
able social on Thursday evening in
the Sunday school rooms of the Bap-'
tist church. The union has fifty or
more members, ,and each one did
their part toward making the other
have a good time.
There were lively games of basket
ball and foot ball here Friday after
noon between the teams of Ninety
Six and Johnston. All sides did excel
lent playing. In the basket ball game
Ninety Six team won and in the foot
ball game, Johnston won. Every
thing passed off pleasantly and there
was much cheering.
The Johnston high school will close
the last of this weftk and a week's va
cation will be given for the holidays.
Dr. Claude Latimer is expected
this week tb visit his mother, Mrs.
Susie Latimer.
One day the past week, while a
tree w?s being felled on the place of
Mr. William Bouknight, one df the
negroes was killed by the falling
tree. The tree fell in a different di
rection than expected, and the negro
was not able to get out of the way
in time*, and was pinned to the
ground by a broken limb piercing
his body. It was thought at first that
he was dead, but when moved to his
home, he was found to be alive. Be
fore a physician could "be gotten to
him, though, he died.
Under the auspices of the New
Century club and the town library/, a
bazaar was held on Friday which
proved a great success. The affair
was' held in a vacant store, and Stev
erai attractive booths were , arranged
by the various committees. Booths
for .fancy work, candy, sweets, etc.,
and during the day oysters were
served. As nearly every family in
town is represented in the library,
there was a generous contribution
from all sides. About $75 was taken
in during the day and after expenses,
the amount realized will be halved.
Mrs. H. -S Rhoden is at home from
Augusta where she visited her sister.
Mr. Robert Butler, who has been
in the University Hospital, Augus
ta, having his eyes treated, is now
at home much benefitted.
Mrs. Grace (Grouch has gone to
Mullins to spend a while in the home
of her mother, Mrs. Gus Smith. *
Mrs. George Gaulphin of Nintey
Six has been for a visit to relatives.
Lod Milford who is now in the
navy, arrived on Friday to visit the
home folks and is receiving a warm
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Miller of Ken
tucky, ?fe guests in the home of the
latter's father, Mr. David "Howard.
Mrs. James Edwards and little son
have arrived from Louisville, Ky., to,
spend Christmas here with relatives.
; Mr. and Mrs. Davis who have been
residing in the Edwards residenc?,
are now domiciled in the Bruce
residence and Mr. and Mrs. Heber
Ballen tine are occupynig the Ed
templafe leaving Johnston after this
month and will reside in another part
of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John and
Miss Mary Lewis were visitors here
during the p?st week.
Mrs. Horace Wright of George
town is spending a while here with
her sisters, the Misses Sawyer.
. Miss Fannie Crumley,1 who is now
living at Saluda, is visiting Mrs. Jesse
Misses i Lottie, Isabel and Bessie
Bean who are teaching in this state
at different schools are at home for
a vacation.
Miss Louise Hoyt, who is in Co
lumbia attending a business coll?ge,
is spending a while here at her home.
Miss Luelle Norris of Columbia,
is expected the latter part of the
week for a visit of several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander contem
plate moving from Johnston at an
early date. - '
A s very, pleasant meeting of- the
Apollo Music club was held Tuesday
with Miss Clara Sawyer. After the
business session a program was well
carried out, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher giv
ing a paper on "Development of mu
sic in the State during the last quar
ter century." Mrs. David Kellar, also
gave some interesting facts. Piano
selections were given by Misses Den
ny, Barre and Sawyer. Miss Ruth
Tompkins of Edgefield delighted all
with vocal selections, Miss Gladys
Padgett accompanied her on the
piano. A tempting sweet course was
served after the. program.
Masonic Oyster Supper at
The Masons of Trenton, the lodge
known as Sheppard 329, named in
honor of Past Grand Master 0. Shep
pard, of Edgefield, gavi; a delightful
oyster supper in Wise's hall at Tren
ton Monday night. Thi,s was attend
ed by practically the entire lodge
membership with their wives and
sweethearts .and was an enjoyable
Following the supper the craft re
paired to the lodge rooms and install
ed officers for the ensuing year, as
follows :
B. R. Tillman, W. M.; E. J. Roper,
S. W.; J. M. Vann, J. W.; L A. Webb,
Treasurer; L. C. Eidson, Secretary;
E. L. Posey, S. D.; J. B. Whitlock,
J. D.; E. M. Crouch, Tiler. ,
Death of Mrs. ida F. Sheppar
Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clo.
the spirit of Mrs. Ida F. Sheppar
took its flight to that heavenly hom
"prepared for those who serve th
Master faithfully during their ea:
ly probation. For many months,
had been in failing health but
not been confined to- her bed un
a few weeks ago. Her death caus
Widespread sorrow in the communi
for she had endeared herself to
of the people of the community sine
coming to Edgefield ,^o reside.
Mrs. Sheppard was a widow of th
late Dr. W. Scott Sheppard, and b
fore coming to Edgefield to resi
she 'lived in the Mountain Cre
community of the county, hew Gree
wood county. It was in that comim
nity that she was born and reare
being Miss Ida DeVore before s
was married to Dr. Sheppard!/
Mrs. Sheppard was a devout" Ch:
tian woman, having been a m?mb
of the Baptist church from her
hood. She was not a church merni
in name only but'was actively id
tified with every department
church work. For many years she
one of the pillars of Mountain Cr
church and Sunday school,- and
boys and girls of that communi;
now men and women, were enco
ed and: inspired by her precepts
example to greater spiritual acti
arid to, nobler living. Since ?omin
Edgefield her zeal, loyalty and f
fulness to her_churcB. have neyer
vered."* ;
During the weary weeks of her
gering illness Mrs. Sheppard rec
ed the best possible attention, ?
children being constantly at her
side, giving her the closest and m
devoted, attention/ :;.
Mrs. Sheppard"is survived bj
daughters, Mrs. E. C. Brown ;
Greenville, Mrs. W. J. Miller of
gusta, Mrs. C. E. May arid Mrs. J.
Kennerly of. Edgefield, Mrs. Lillie |3.
Cogburn of Greenwood and Bps.
funeral was conducted at'the Baptist
church Friday afternoon by .Rev. A.
T. Ar?len and Rev. G. W. M. Taylor.
The numerous and very beautiful
floral, tributes were mute expressions
of lcae from relatives and friends.
Cleora N?ws.
We are still having nice fall weath
er. Small grain is looking well and a
good big crop has been put in.
A Sunday school was organized at
the Brunson school house Sunday
with a-big enrollment. Mr. W, L.
Mellichamp was elected superintend
Mr. Strom Cothran has moved in
the house occupied by Mr. Cliff
Quarles. Mr. Quarles has moved to
Red Hill. *
Mr. A. LJ Brunson, Jr., left last
week for Jacksonville, Fla., to- acceptv
a position with the war department
of the U. S. Government, which was
offered him sometime ago. Mr. Wal
ker Tho'masson is staying with. Iris
family while he is away.
The lumber business is on a boom.
It is almost like we ?re living in a
factory town. We are in hearing of
six sawmill whistles, all of which are
putting in full tim-2 on account of
the short crops. Labor is plentiful.
But for the lumber mills and lumber
hauling, I don't see how some would
get through the winter.
We hear that Mr. Albert Reel will
move to the Bunch Timmerman place
after Christmas and farm next year.
We are having the first hog killing
weather this fall and people are mak
ing good use of it. The hog and corn
crops are pretty good with us this
year. The two go well together.
Our school will close next Friday
for Christmas.
Our roads are better than they
have been at this season in four
New Restaurant Opened.
Mr. Stephen Servetas has opened
a first-class restaurant for ladies and
gentlemen two doors "teethe rear of
the Bank of Edgefield. He has had
the place remodeled, repainted and
thoroughly equipped. He will do all
of the cooking himself, h?ving had
a number of years' experience in
cooking for large restaurants in cit
ies. Oysters and fish will be kept on
ice and served any style. Regular
dinner will be served for 50 cents
and a la carte meals will be served
also. ; ?>
Perry Brown Killed by Train.
h McCormick, S. C., Dec. 17.-Mr.
J. Perry Brown of Plum Branch, was
run over andvjnstantly killed at Plum
Branch about 2 o'clock this morning |
by C. & W. C. freight train No 95
3fding west, in charge of Engineer
George Washington. Mr. Brown, who
was about 40 years of age lived at
Plum Branch and had gone to the
lome of a neighbor about half an
hour before the killing but on ac
:ount of illness in the home of the
neighbor, Mr. Brown did not go in
the home. He. left the home for the
ostensible purpose of going to his
jwn home and it is supposed that he
stopped on the railroad which is just
n front of the home of the neighbor j
whom he had visited and had gone
lo sleep when struck by the train.
His body was badly mangled, but he
was still alive when the train stop
ped and the crew reached his body.
Coroner Riddlehoover was on the
scene early this morning and held an
inquest, the jury returning a verdict]
that the deceastd came to his death
ly being run over by a freight train
)f the C. ^ W. C. Railway.
Mr. Brown was well thought of and
lad numerous friends who will re
rret to hear of his untimely death.
Mr. Brown was married twenty years
igo to Miss Boddie, a daughter of \i\
Magistrate R. L. Boddie^ of Plum
Branch and she, with six children sur
rive him.
About one .hour before the killing j
)f Mr. Brown an automobile carry-.)
ing some men and women, whose
lames could not be learned, from
Greenville, S. C., to Savannah. Ga?,
vas met on the public highway near
Plum Branch by another car and ijk is
said that just as the two cars passed
?ach other the occupants of one car
ihot into the other inflicting a wound
m the leg of one of the men in the
:ar going to Savannah. This car re
amed to McCormick for assistance
md later went to Augusta to take'
,ne 'Wounded man'.co
;reatment. While the wound in his
eg is said to be painful, it is not
:hought to be serious. None of the
lames of the parties could be learn
ed here this morning and no arrests
lave been made although Deputy
Sheriff Brown is following every clue.
Christmas Greetings.
ro Edgefield and Ali Who Live
Thereini . , , ' ""
This morning in memory of the
nany kindnesses rendered us while
ve lived there, in gratitude for the
oyalty greater than words can ex
press, in appreciation of a great
friendship manifested ,in ,so many
ways and with hearts full of love for
ill whose feet touch the soil of Edge
field, we take this means pf express
ing to all there our gratitude on
?very, remembrance .of you all. And
we wish for each and all," young and
sid, members of the Baptist church
md members of'all the other church
?S a happy Christmas. While we can
lot have the joy of clasping hands
md looking into the faces and hear
ing the voices of each other and while
we shall not have the joy of cross
ing the thresholds of your ^hospitable
iiomes and while we shall not be able
to sit again in the lonely parsonage
lard by the church and while we shall
not have the glad privilege of seeing
the congregation rise for the doxolo
gy and stand for the benediction this
Christmas, we still linger there in
spirit. And wherever we go we shall
love the place and the folks.
Happy Christmas to all!
The Salaries . of College
In the "Educational Survey of the
University of Arkansas," issued by
the Bureau of Education, August ol,
1921, interesting statistics of the sal
aries paid to presidents, professors
and other officials of colleges appear.
In December, 1920, the bureau ob
tained from 52 state universities and
colleges the following figures as to
salaries: The average for presidents
of the 52 institutions was $8,324;
for deans or directors, $4,427; for
professors, $3,372; for assistant pro
fessors, $2,241 and for instructors,
$1,669. The corresponding figure?|
for Clemson college, in this state, are
56,000, $2,791, $2,786, $2,038 and
The selection and organization bf a
:apable college faculty can not be ef
fected in a 'day.>It is a Work neces
sarily extending over a long period.
(?Vere the whole teaching force of
my college in South Carolina to re
sign at once and the trustees had
ivailable resources to offer a new set
)f professors salaries of $5,000
?ach, four or five years would pass
jefore the institution would recover
From the results . of the sudden
:hange. In choosing a hew man to fill
i chair, no matter what his testimo
nials and record be, the chance of
?lecting a "misfit" is always run.
We remember an instance in South
karolina when, years ago, a .college
faculty was suddenly enlarged j and
;wo of the new men-proved complete
failures, though after two or three
years they went to other institutions
md gained nationwide reputations
For their work and attainments. One
jf them was subsequently acknowl
edged the foremost authority in his
special branch in the United States.
The trouble with them was that they
:ould not adapt themselves to the
mvironment, the atmosphere of the
South Carolina institution in which
;hey were placed, they did not know
low to meet with and deal' with the
South Carolina boy 18 or 19 years
)ld, ;yet both were gentlemen of > ir
reproachable character. 5
The college professors' field of
miployment is, not fenced in by state
ines. If he is an , accomplished in
structor'and master in his branch,
lis reputation extends-he could'not
ceep it in seclusion if he would.
One of the explanations that the
nstitutions in South Carolina are so
veil mann ed, with professors as they
ire is that many chairs are held by
nen passed middle life who, for pri
mate reasons are not disposed to make
1 change. The professor becomes
thoroughly ' domesticated in a col
;racts friendships} local 'and'family
;ies and an offer of $1,000 to go to a
listant institution does not move him.
There are young men under 35 or 30
vho received their bachelor's degree
'rom the University of /South Caro
ma, and doubtless, from other South
karolina institutions, filling chairs in
nstitutions beyond the state af sal
ines higher than any received by
;he instructors of their youth.;-The
200 Confiscated Guns in Lock
er at Police Station.
What becomes of the revolvers and
>ther weapons confiscated by the po
A glance into the big locker in the
iesk sergeant's office will furnish
part of the answer.
This locker contains about two
lundred revolvers of all makes and
sizes. Some of these "gats" are
lardly big enough to kill a mouse,
while others are large enough to
lown an elephant. There are many
Fancy pearl-hapdled guns in the lof.
When, persons aie arrested for
carrying concealed weapons, carry
ing a gun without a license and the
[ike, the,weapons are confiscated and.
held as evidence. When the case has
been ^isposed of, the owner may get
Iiis gun-that is, if he is out of jail.
Although there is an old ordinance
in th?" city code providing for the de
struction of such firearms, it has lain
dormant for years.
In some instances, the state's at
torney is given the gun to use as evi
dence when the case comes up, and
[riven the police a receipt for the
weapon. Such weapons are turned
aver to the county officials when the
case is disposed of, or returned to
the police.
The accumulaiton of weapfns at
police headquarters shows, however,
that few persons want to regain pos
session pf the firearms that got them
into trouble. It is understood there
is a similar "collection" of weapons
af the court house, some of which
were used by the owners with fatal
Negroes are particularly averse to
claiming guns confiscated by the au
Besides the 200 revolvers, the po
lice have on h?nd a number of shot
guns and rifles which probably never
will be called for.--Augusta Chron
? ? . - /,
Sunbeams Have Christmas Ex
ercise. Will Give Pageant
at Plat Rock Friday
' ? -___
The Sunbeam band rendered {heir
Christmas program last Sunday .very
creditably and the Christmas offer
ing taken^ but full amount will be
gathered later.
The Sunday schools were, Very
largely attended, both at Plat Rock
and Red Oak Grove last Sunday.
Mrs. Foster Morgan has kindly
consented to act as leader for the
work1 among the ladies down near the
church. . ,
At jpresent the society has two or
ganized circles which makes it more
convenient for all to attend.
Miss Sadie Dow will be hostess for
the Y. W. A. on the 24th. Miss Cor
nelia Bussey is leader of the mission
study class, or rather our Bible" study
as we use the. Bible as the text book,
the leader selecting the subject for
the lesson.
' The girls have used this plan now
for this year and we find#they are
learning to read and understand prac
tical side of ?he lesson. We hope to
soon be financially able to purchase
the text books, for they are helpful
and instructive.
The following girls will render a
Christmas pageant at Flat Rock the
evening of the 23rd at 8 o'clock:
Misses Sadie and Fannie Dow, Min
nie Belle Bailey, Eva Agner, Veta/
Miller,. Maude Hamilton, Nettie Doo
little, Louise and Elizabeth Bussey,
Kathleen Kenrick and Cornelia Bus
sey. 1 ? m
Mr. Tom Bussey is home from his
school duties in. Orangeburg, S. C.,
io spend the holidays at Flat Rock
with his parents, Mr. and/Mrs. J. M.
Bussey. Their eldest son, Cadet Con
ner Bussey, who will graduate in .
June at'Clemson College^ will be
lng"* near Cleora wlil return home
next Friday to spend the week with
her friends and home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. . Oscar Timmerman
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bus
sey last Sunday. ,
Mr. J. M. Fann, the Red Oak Grove
Sunday school secretary" served in
the absence of Flat Rock secretary
last Sunday.
Mr. Perry Hamilton was the guest
in the home of Mr. T. J Dorn re
cently. '
Mr. Lidie Dorn find family attend
ed prayer meeting at Fb* ^ock last'.
Friday night.
Miss Ellie Dom's sweet* singing
and music was greatly enjoyed and
appreciated. We have, need of more
singing, and besides practice improv
es our young people and helps build
up the community talent.
The young folks; are all planning
many pleasant "get-together" fea
tures for the holidays.
Several visitors for the week are
expected, so may the time for young
and old be one of much happiness. '
and that all may think and act ap
propriate to the occasion, doing more
personal service than probably ever
Now to each and every Advertiser
reader, and its" staff, may all enjoy
the pLeasure of the season and a.
prosperous New Year. .
Judge DeVore's Home Burned? .
The residence of Judge J. W. De
Vore caught fire near the' stove flue
on the roof today about two o'clock.
The.family were at dinner and were
attracted 'by the cracking and roar
of the flames. A portion of the li
brary and furniture were saved but
the house was a total loss. The fire
company rendered valiant service
but the flames had made such head
way, with a strong wind' blowing
from the west, together with the
great distance from the water main,
made it impossible for them to save
the building. Judge DeVore 'carried
$6,000 insurance on the building. We
are not informed as to? what insur
ance he had, on his furniture.
The money which each one will
spend for Christmas seals will not
amount, to much, yet in the aggre
gate it will raise a considerable-sum
to be used in' the anti-tuberculosis
campaign. Do you not want to^have
at least ? small part in this great un
dertaking? ,

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