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VOL. 86
No. 31
Editor Progressive Farmer to
Speak. Mary Ann Buie
Chapter Met Last
Dr. Clarence Poe, one of the
South's agricultural leaders'and edi
tor of "The Progressive Farmer,"
will address a mass meeting of far
mers and business men at Johnston,
? on Tuesday, February 14th at ll
o'clock in Crouch Hall. Dr. Poe will
speak on Cooperative Marketing, for
which he has been an active exponent
for several year, both,from the plat
form and through the columns of the
paper. Dr.- W. W. Long, head of the
Extension Service, Clemson College,
is also expected to be present to take
part in this meeting. Every business
house, in Johnston is pledged to close
for the meeting, and the hotels will
make special preparation to care for
the large number of visitors expected
from neighboring towns and the com- I
munity. This will be Dr. Poe's first
visit to this section of the state, and
much interest is being manifested in
the meeting, both because of the
prominence of the speaker and the
interest that is being taken in the
cooperative marketing movement
throughout the South.
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of Leesville
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James White. *
Mrs. James White was sick during
the past week but is now able to be
Mrs. Kate Rushton Barr went to
the Columbia Hospital last week for
treatment, and it is thought that an
operation will be the means of restor
ing her to her former good health.
She was accompanied by her sister, j
Mrs. Olin Eidson.
Mr. William Bouknight happened I
to a most painful accident on last
Thursday, while at his gin. The gin
. was in operation,- and in some way,
Mr. Bouknight was caught by the
belting and before the engine could
be stopped, he was pulled by the belt
ing, its length and the ankle bones
of one foot broken and five ligaments
torn asunder.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter 'held a
well attended meeting Thursday af
ternoon with Mrs. M. W. Crouch. The
members were glad to learn that Mr.
Rion McKissick, of Greenville would
make the memorial address on May
10th. The Wilson Foundation Fund
was discussed and the members decid- J
ed to contribute individually. The at- j
tractive year books gotten out by the
division will be purchased by the j
members. An interesting historical j
program was carried out. I
Mrs. Heber Ballentine has gone to
Batesburg to be at the bedside of her j
sister, who is ill. j
.Mrs. B. T. Boatwright who has
been at Columbia Hospital with her
son, Burrell, for the past two weeks,
returned to her home here on Friday.
Burrell is now improving and it is j
expected that he can be brought
home next week.
Mrs. John Milne and Jack have re
turned to Cleveland, Tenn., after a
visit to relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Logue and
Mrs. Will Logue of Meeting Street,
visited in the home of Mrs. Willie
Tompkins during the past week.
Mrs. Mary Waters is at home from
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Ida Phillips
in Augusta.
Miss Hortense Padgett who is now
teaching in Greenwood, spent the
week-end here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright have
moved into the dwelling which they
recently bought from Mr. Will Saw
yer, situated in the eastern part of
town. Mrs. Eula Wright Gleaton of
Springfield has purchased the former
home of Mr. Joe Wright and she and
her family will soon occupy this.
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone was hostess
for the bridge club on Thursday af
ternoon and the members and guests
enjoyed two very pleasant hours.
Miss Elise Mobley was the honor
guest. The highest score being made
by Mrs. Archie Lewis, she received
a hand embroidered handkerchief.
Miss Mobley was presented with a
lovely cuff and collar set. Mesdames
W. A. Bradfield and Carl Richards
cut for the guest prize and was won
. by the latter. A dainty salad course
was served.
Mrs. P. N. Keesee entertained on
Friday afternoon in honor of Miss
Elise Mobley and the occasion was a
very happy one. Upon arriving all
were seated for rook, the score cards
being of hearts and Cupids. After
the game there c?me a delightful sur
prise for the honoree, when little
Lina Keesee came in and presented
her with a-large red heart filled with
beautiful hand embroidered handker
chiefs, these coming from those pres
en* with all good wishes. In appre
ciative words the givers were warmly
thanked. Later all enjoyed a salad
course with coffee and whipped
Miss Elise Mobley was again com
plimented on Saturday with an after
noon party by Mrs. William Conner
ly. The hallway and parlor were dec
orated in many red hearts and Cu
pids, and the lights were all shaded in
red. A contest, concerning "Loversl'
was had, ~he answers being the names
of Shakespeare's plays, and in this
Miss Covington received the prize.
Cupid, represented by little Grace El
len Cassills, came airily into the
room bearing a large package which
she presented to Miss Mobley, with
the love and good wishes of many
friends, , which she expressed in
rljyme. The package being opened,
out showered all kinds of gifts, hand
embroidered articles, china, cutglass
and many other useful things. Miss
Mobley thanked all for these expres
sions of their love. A salad courge
with Russian tea was served.
The lettuce beds of Mr. J. L. Wal
ker and Mr. Mims Walker are a de
light to see, and also very tempting.
The latter has had 2,000 heads grow
ing, but has already sold much. Sev
eral are discussing growing celery.
[This product is being successfully
grown here in the state, large beds
j of it being at Camden, and some
'of this has been purchosed by
?different ones of the town, and this
J is as fine as that,shipped from further
Mrs. Watson Nickerson is spending
a while here with her mother. Mr.
Nickerson ' has - recently accepted--ar
traveling position for a firm in west
ern North Carolina, so he and his
wife will no longer reside in Colum
Mi's. Ben Wright and Miss Florence
Wright have been for a visit to Au
Mrs. ?. R. Denny was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday
afternoon and the business session
showed good work being done. An' in
teresting program on Mythology was
carried out. Later the hostess, assist
ed by Miss Antoinette Denny, served
a dainty sweet course.
Sweet Potatoes Sent to King
and Premier.
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 6.-South
ern sweet potatoes, served in one of
the appetizing dishes made famous by
Dixie, housewives will soon be on the
tables' of King George and Premier
Lloyd-George of Great Britain, spe
cially prepared packages for them
having been among the shipment of
2,000 pounds, forwarded from
Cherleston on the steamship Wekika.
The Southern sweets are being sent
to Eng'and for the purpose of intro
ducing this excellent food staple
through the joint efforts of the
Southern Railway System, the Caro
lina Company, steamship forwarding
agents of this city; and the South
.Carolina Sweet Potato Association.
The potatoes were packed in five
pound cartoons, each containing a
copy o ' the attractive booklet recent
ly published by the Southern Rail
way System, showing recipes for pre
paring sweet potatoes ir. the inost ap
proved Southern styles, and other lit
erature giving information as to the
food value of the sweet potato and
the exrent of its growth and use in
the South.
Arrangements have been made for
the distribution of these packages
through selected British dealers and
it is expected that they will prove so
attractive to the families who get
them that an additional market for
Southern sweet potato growers will
be established.
U. D. C. Notice
The U. D. C. will hold the Februar;
meeting on Tuesday of next week,
the fourteenth, at 3:30 o'clock, at the
home of Mrs. T. H. Rainsford. A good
attendance is desired.
Try us for satisfying service.
Appeal For Improvement of
Dixie Highway in Town
of Edgefield.
Mr. Editor:
The Dixie Highway being fairly
good except through the town of
Edgefield, this mile or two renders
the highway of little service as such;
The farmers and lumbermen along
and approaching Edgefield through
this highway, the town people, and
particularly- our splendid hotel, miss
much by our willingness to keep
these two miles in a condition so li
ten impassable. Now, it does not need
that we "put our heads together and
pave it with rock" for there are-not
enough head3.
The town has been spending thou
sands of dollars on these ways for- a
hundred years, only to be bogged ns
soon as built up, when the first wet
ting rain falls. Sometimes, the Rock
Quarry dust is purchased and put on
these streets, only to turn to fine dust
and soft mud in a few weeks. It is
almost worthless.
Two years ago Joe Eve Mims >and
W. E. Ov.zts, two of the very best
roads and street men anywhere, put
almost in a day, our boggy Columbia
street in fine condition that stands
any rain or any usage. This was
done by getting all the people and
teams on that side hauling sand from
the Holland hill in town and plowing
the roads, making a lasting clay-sand
Mr. Joe Holland no doubt will sell
the town the sand at a reasonable
price, and our road men mentioned
should be employed at good wages to
direct and lead, and furnish their
teams, to notify and request every
body who drives these ways regularly
to meet on a certain day, or two or
more days, and complete the job in
a Mims-Ouzts manner.
Everybody with teams should be
invited, extending out to Felix Tim
merman's, Frank ' Watson's,.. Davin
Strother's. John: -Blocker's; :'-B?ifc -OS
Hamilton's; and the Augusta s i de''as
far out as Joe Smith's.
Will our Mayor and Street Com
mittee not put something like this
in motion, giving us highway con
struction in a very few'days whereas
it would take the balance of time and
the balance of our money to keep it
as heretofore. Last Sunday there
were four cars stuck between the
Court House and the terminus of the
Dixie Highway work. Dr. Nicholson
was one ?who had to be trucked out,
and I see Dr. Tompkins making his
Buncombe rounds on foot.
As my Fire Companies pay $171
license. I may be permitted to sug
gest our doing something.
How to Meet Difficulties in
Keeping Farm Accounts.
Clemson College, Feb. 6.-A farm
is a very complicated business and
many seemingly unanswerable ques
tions arise when the accounts on a
farm get well under way, such as:
"What will I charge for my own
hay when I feed it to my own cows?"
"I will plant oats in cotton middles
in October; how much of thc fertili
zer which was applied to the cotton
in the spring is to be charged to the
"How will I determine the yearly
cost of shelter for my livestock?"
These and other questions too
numerous to mention, will arise says
W. C. Jensen, specialist in farm
economics. Special and standard
farm methods of dealing with most of
these problems are worked out, but
the farmer must also rely a great
deal upon careful estimates, and it
should be realized that in accounting
as well as in the other work on the
farm,good judgment is worth a great
deal. '
Accuracy in Farm Accounts..
The accuracy of farm accounts de
pends upon (1) The accuracy of the
original determinations, which in
turn depends largely upon the far
mer's judgment, but also a great deal
upon the miscellaneous records, such
as feed records, milk records, butter
records, egg records, etc.: (2) the
nature of the one who keeps them,
that is, whether he is completely free
from prejudice or bias.
The farmer should start right by
obtaining a convenient book, con
venient places, and should give the
work accurate and regular attention
every day.
Interesting Interview With
One of Pioneer Western
Dear Advertiser:
Yesterday I had the rare privilege
of talking to one of the "old timers"
,?f the early west, and getting some
first hand knowledge of pioneering
which Was doubly interesting, for I
knew that it was true. It ihad not been
handed down to me by any imagina
tive story writjer. He spoke of fighting
the Indians as I would of fighting
mosquitoes. i
Immediately after the Civil War
in 1867, he came from Pennsylvania
out to Leavenworth, Kansas, being
the wagon master for a train of fifty
four covered wagons. He was then
twenty-one years of age. Mr. Mason,
for this is the gentleman's name, now
lives in Iowa. Perhaps there are
some old timers around Tonkawa, but
this is the only opportunity I have
had of talking to'an early settler.
During General Custer's encoun
ters with the Indians, Mr. Mason car
ried supplies for the use of Custer's
soldiers from Kansas to a fort in Ok
lahoma, by covered wagons across
the plains.
The Indians were fighting for what
they considered to be their inalien
able rights, for in 1867 the Union
Pacific Railroad was being built
across Kansas, and this meant that
the wild game, more especially the
buffalo, would be driven from the
The Indians felt this to be an in
justice, and consequently made war
on the whites.
Mr. Mason said that on one occa
sion he, with a hundred and five other
men, had a battle with the Cheyenne,
Sioux and Kiawa Indians in the
north western corner of Kansas ad
joining Colorado and Nebraska. For
ty out of his one hundred and five
.'comrades were killed, and at present
there is a monument erected on the
battlefield by the three states, to the
?n??v':who"''we're killed'therev ? . .... ..?
He left Kansas with seventeen
friends, and they rode horseback all
th? way to the gold mines of Arizo
na. There he kept a stage station with
fresh horses for the stage drivers on
their way from Los Angeles to San
Antonio. During his stay of four
years there, all of tile eighteen com
rades who had come with him from
Kansas, were killed by the Indians,
except four, his brother being among
the victims. The Apaches, of Arizona,
?were a very sneaking Indian who al
Iways came upon them* unawares. It
seems that these particular Indians
practiced camouflaging long ago.
They dressed to suit the foliage of
the season, so ?hat they could not be
detected near at hand by the ene
mies. The Apaches were the last In
dians to surrender.
The Cheyennes and Sioux were
the bravest fighters of all. They
fought fairly and in the open, and
took great chances.
When travelling across the prai
ries as many as twelve mules would
be hitched ? to a wagon and there
would be perhaps fifty wagons in the
train. On stopping to '.amp the wag
ons were arranged in a huge oblong
position with the wheels of each wag
on locked together. The mules were
placed within this space to protect
them from thc stampede of the buf-1
falo and from attacks of Indians.
Using the wagons as a barricade, tihey
could fight the Indians off.
Many times he said he had seen
thousands of buffalo, the pl?ins black
with them as far as the eye could
see. When one of these enormous
herds would " approach, the sound
would be like that of distant thunder
coming nearer and nearer. The buf
falo in their mad stampede would
rush over the encampment as though
it were a spider web, if the men
did not go far out into the plain and
shoot into them, thus scattering the
drove on either side of the wagons.
This pioneer is now eighty years
of age, but his memory is as clear as
if it had happened yesterday. He was
extremely modest in all of the refer
ences to his experience. He confirm
ed the statement that I had more
than once heard before, that the
Tonkawas were cannibals in the early
days and for that reason were bitter
ly despised by all the other tribes. It
seems that only a few years ago there
lived an old Indian woman, a canni
bal, over a hundred years old who
nas since died.
We began to talk of the War Be
tween the States and I learned that
he was also an old Union soldier, who
fought or was stationed, all the way
from Vicksburg to the Atlantic and
all along the coast from South Caro
ling to Pennsylvania. He fought at
the battle of Gettysburg, and was
present at Lee's surrender at Appo
mattox, being amorig those who
guaided the captured army. He was
stationed at Beaufort, S. C. He gave
it the French pronunciation, and I
had to stop for just a moment and
think just what he meant. He spoke
in particularly high terms of General
Lee, and said that if there was any
man he respected in the army, it was
General Lee.
I am sure that I shall never again
meet a man of such varied experi
ence who fought in the Civil War,
and later came to the wild west which
then was extremely wild, and fought
Indians whom he said were armed
with the traditional bow and arrow,
tomahawk, and gun, and whose faces
were brilliant with red and blue war
Tonkawa, Okla. .
Mrs. Ida DeVore Sheppard.
The world was made poorer, and
heaven richer when Mrs. Ida DeVore
Sheppard was called to receive her
reward on December 15, 1921, after
an illness of some time. She died at
her. home in Edgefield, where she liv
ed for many years, and where she had
a large number of friends, not only
in tlie town, but in the county where
she was bom and reared.
Mrs. Sheppard had been a Baptist
from early life, having joined the
church ai Olive Branch, when she was
quite young, and she made full proof
of her profession, having magnified
all the years of her long life, her love
and devotion to the cause of her Lord
and Saviour. '
After moving to Edgefield, she
united with the church there in . the
membership- of which.she diedjJShe
was modest, intelligent and unas
suming to a marked degree.
Mrs. Sheppard was a daughter of
Elbert DeVore, one of the most prom
inent citizens and Baptists of Edge
field county who was for long years a
member of Mountain Creek Baptist
church, from which church he,moved
his letter, in order to establish Olive
Branch church.
He reared a large family, and their
lives prove that he brought them up
in the nurture and admonition of the
Lord. One of the daughters, Harriet,
married Dr. P. H. Adams, Fannie ?
married W. P. Andrews, Beaufort
married the Rev. J. K. Fant, a Bap
tist minister, Lou became the wife of
the late W. L. Durst, Carolina mar
ried W. A. McLees of Greenwood,
and she is the only surviving member
of the family. One son, J. K. DeVore
died at his home in the city of Green
wood several years since.
The subject of this sketch married
the late Dr. W. Scott Sheppard who
preceded her to the grave twenty
nine years ago. He was a brother of
Orlando and John C. Sheppard, well
known citizens of Edgefield. To them
was given one son, Walter, who died
seventeen years before the death of
his mother. Besides this son, she had
six daughters, all of whom are living.
They are Mrs. E. C. Brown of'Green
ville, Mrs. W. J. Miller of Augusta,
Mrs. C. E May and Mrs J. B. Ken
nerly both of Edgefield, Mrs. L. S.
Cogburn of Greenwood* and Mrs. R.
D. Rogers of Benn^fcville. These
the daughters of a motner of precious
memory, rise up and call her blessed.
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. A. T. Allen, the pastor of
the Edgefield church, after which her
remains were laid to rest in the vil
lage cemetery. This brief record has
been prepared by request of the fam
Greenwood, S. C., Jan. 29, 1922.
Sunday at the Methodist
Sunday morning at the Edgefield
Methodist church Rev. G. W. M. Tay
lor, the pastor, will preach a special
sermon to women. He will take for
his subject "The Woman Who Drop
ped Her Waterbucket." This message
will be delivered with special refer
ence to woman in these modern
times. At night the subject will be
"Things Done in a Corner." The pub
lic is cordially invited to the services.
News From Red Oak Grove
Dear Advertiser: '
The rain continues to fall, so the
ground hog must have seen his shad
ow and gone in winter quarters for
another month.
On account of the bad weather
there was no Sunday school at Red
Oak Grove on yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gable spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Willis, Mrs. Gable's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Marshall and
Mr." George Bussey were visitors in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dorn
on Sunday last.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Agner recent
ly visited their daughter, Mrs. Lucy
Bailey in Edgefield.
Mrs. James Rearden and daughter,
Alice, spent Sunday night in the
home of Mrs. Agner.
Mri Frank Kenrick, Miss Kathlene
Kenrick and Mr. Earl Dorn were re
cent visitors in the home of Miss Lou
Eva Parkman.
Messrs. Johnnie and James Willis
and Pat Bush spent Sunday with Mr.
T. J. Willis of-Flat Rock.
Mr. P. E. Thurmond is visiting his
daughter,. Mrs. Eugene Thurmond.
Our teacher, Mrs. Clifford Robert
son spent the week-end at her home
in Parksville.
We missed Misses Mae and Alva
Jordan at . school today.
Miss Maggie Willis enjoyed spend
ing the night with Miss Thelma Dorn.
Messrs. Clarence and James Willis
were very much disappointed^ that
they did not get to go to Whitetown
yesterday. Don't worry, boys, the
sun will shine again. ,
We are glad that Margie,, the lit
tle daugher of Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Dorn is well again. We hope to se?
her at school soon.
Mrs. Frank Sharpton is much im
proved since o.ur . last writing.
Card From Mr. Edmunds.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I see in the Advertiser an article
Witten by Mr. H. W. McKie of Col
liers. Also some weeks ago someone
wrote an article from the Grove sec
tion of the county in which they
both gave utterance to their apprecia
tion of what had been done to the
roads in their respective sections.
Of course; "Bro. Henry" didn't
mean to make anybody "cuss?' but
I have already heard people from
other sections say "D- him, he
aint done nothing for us." "
Of course that is true, but I am
asking peopTe in those sections to
have patience as did the people on the
west side and their time may come
I desire also to thank the people of
the west side for their hearty co-op
eration ni furnishing their, teams in
top soiling most of the worst places
in the Martintown roa?* anc* do h?Pe
they will continue to look after the
road in that section and wont let it
get in that fix again, as it will be im
possible for me to reach them again
in the near future, and hope that the
people in other sections will also, not
only cooperate but will take advan
tage of the fact that a great many
will work out their road tax this
year, as a very few have paid. ,
In a few sections of the county
there was very little done with free
labor, while in other sections they
worked splendidly. Now that we got
only one convict from October court,
and only one prisoner in jail since, it
is impossible to get over the county
and do anything permanent with so
small a gang. So please everybody
come together and do everything pos
sible to keep the roads from getting
in worse condition and quit "cussing" '
so much. In other words, work more .
and "cuss" less.
Very truly,
Married. %
Mr. George D. Sharp and Miss
Meta Berry were married Sunday
morning at nine-thirty in the home
of Mr. George in Edgefield, Rev. G.
W. M. T?ylor, pastor of the Meth
odist church officiating. Miss Berry is
the daughter of Mr. Berry who lives
in the Mill village. Mr. Sharp is em
ployed at the Addison Mill and well
known in Edgefield.

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