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VOL. 86
No. 31
Commencement Exercises. Un
ion Service Sunday. Emily
Geiger Chapter Held
Last Meeting.
Commencement of the High School
began on Friday evening with the mu
sical recital of the class under Miss
Veda Barre. The class is a large one,
and most excellent work has been
done by the pupils, as was testified
by the execution of the several num
bers of the arranged program. The
stage of the school auditorium was
artistically decorated in flowers and
ferns and made a pretty setting for
the little performers as well as the
larger ones. The work of the little
folks is to be greatly praised, and it
was this class that won the medal of -
fered by the Apollo Music club for
.the greatest advancement in music.
Miss Emmie Dozier Tompkins was the
winner, having made marked im
provement. The evening's program
was made up of solos, duets and
quartettes, and choruses and was
heard with pleasure and appreciation.
Every performer is to be congratulat
ed upon the splendid rendition of the
part assigned them.
On Sunday morning there was a
union service, all denominations
meeting together to hear the Bacca
laureate sermon by Rev. J. C. Roper
of Chester, S. C. Mr. Roper is State
secretary of the Educational move
ment of the Methodist denomination,
and is a forceful and eloquent speak- :
er. He based his remarks on the first
nine verses of the fifth chapter of
Daniel, his subject being "The sub
conscious and its part in destiny,"
stating that for want of a better
term this could be defined as "per
sonality." His closing remarks were
addressed to the graduating class,
nine in number, that sat before him.
It had been expected that he would
preach in the evening, but other du
ties made it necessary for him to re
turn on the afternoon train to Ches
ter. The exercises of Monday even
nig will be graduation evening, and
will end school and commencement
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Simons and
family have gone to Savannah to
spend a while.
Rev. J. D. Kinard went to Little
Mountain, S. C. on Saturday and on
Sunday preached the commencement
sermon of the ~chool there.
Mrs. W. S. Bxuoke received a mes
sage on last Tuesday telling of the ill
ness of her sister, Miss Fulton, who
is in charge of one of the homes at
Connie Maxwell orphanage, Green
wood. Mrs. Brooke has been with her
sister who is still ill. Miss Fulton
spent the past winter here and her
many friends hope she will soon be
restored to health.
Mr. Leon Latimer of North Caro
lina was the guest of his mother,
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer a part of last
week. He had been in Florida attend
ing the Southern Baptist convention,
and his visit, though a short one, was
a pleasure to all who met with him.
Mr. Leroy Wertz of Greenville has
been for a visit to the home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Heber Ballentine
are at home from a two week's visit
to Jacksonville, Fla., and other
Judge J. G. Mobley has been quite
sick for the past week. It was his in
tention to attend the annual reunion
of veterans in Darlington, and while
he was at the station, just a few min
utes before the train came, he was
suddenly taken ill, and for a few
days was in a very serious state.
The friends of Midshipman Albert
L. Toney are interested in his grad
uation which takes place soon at An
napols. His record there has brought
him several honors and he graduates
with , distinction. Mr. Toney now
makes his home in Columbia, but
Johnston always claims him as her
son, as up to the years at Annapolis
this place had always been his home.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hazel of Sa
luda, will soon be residents of John
ston. Mr. Hazel is connected with the
Job Printing company here and for
several months he has been here, and
now finds that his business makes it
necessary for a change of residence.
A most cordial welcome is extended
to Mr. Hazel and h's family.
Some of the masculine persuasion
who long ago have been willing to ac
knowledge that woman was the equal
of man in more ways than one, are
suggesting a municipal ticket with a
woman mayor and councilwomen.
Some of the "antis' ' have already
avowed their intention of letting their
better halves go to night meetings
without them as escorts. But that's
all right. "Where there's a woman
there's a way." It was the great
world war, so destructive of our man
hood, that brought about the recog
nition of the right of equal suffrage.
Out of much suffering has come this
one good, at least: That when the
test came, the women proved equal
to the enormous responsibility placed
upon their shoulders, and by sharing
the burden, proved their power. The
right of suffrage was a natural se
quence to the demands made upon
them and which they met so nobly.
Citizenship means duties and obli
gations as well as rights and privi
leges, to our women. And as they
take up these duties and obligations,
there is no sounder guide on earth
than the mother's heart
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., held the last meeting for the sum
mer on Monday afternoon with Mrs
W. S. Mobley. The chapter has had a
good year and reports of officers and
comm!;'tees showed the interest of
the members in carrying out D. A. R.
objectives. The last payment on the
Contingent fund for Tamassee In
dustrial school was made, and chap
ter voted a contribution to the me
morial tablet in Old Exchange at
Charleston. The study topic was dis
cussed and it was decided that each
leader of the program select a sub
ject of interest and arrange a pro
gram of this. Officers were elected
for the coming year, the Regent, Miss
Zena Payne, and auditor, Mrs. B. T.
Boatwright, having served the allot
ed time. Those elected were: Re
gent, Mrs. J. L. Walker; first vice
regent, Mrs. O. D. Black; second vice
regent, Mrs. J. Neil Lott; recording
secretary, Mrs. M. R. Wright; cor
responding secretary, Miss Zena
Payne; treasurer, Miss Mallie Wa
ters; registrar, Mrs. F. S. Williams;
hsitorian, Mrs. J. H. White; auditor,
Miss Frances Turner. Miss Payne
thanked the chapter in most appre
ciative terms for their hearty co-op
eration, and commended the chapter
:o the new regent. Mrs. P. N. Lott,
on behalf of the chapter, thanked the
retiring regent, for her efforts and
said that they offered her, not flowers
that faded, but their love and thanks
which were lasting. Following the
program, which was of articles in the
D. A. R. magazine, the hostess served
delicious block cream and pound
cake. There were several visitors
Tuesday afternoon was the regular
meeting of the New Century club,
but owing to the very hard rain,
there was not present a quorum to
transact business. The meeting was
with Mrs. C. P. Corn, and although
there was no business, the program
was carried out, the subject being
Schools, standards in efficiency and
required standards of High Schools
Illiteracy was also discussed. The so
cial while was very pleasant, several
arriving after the rain, and all en
joyed a salad course with tea.
Mrs. J. W. Browne entertained on
Tuesday afternoon with a beautiful
party in honor of Mrs. Stanton Lott,
a recent bride. The hall and living
room were bright with flowers ai.d
tables were arranged for progressive
rook, dainty score cards being given.
After a lively game the honoree was
presented with a handsome mahog
any waiter. The hostess served an
elaborate salad course with iced tea
and all enjoy chatting, each move,
making a change of partners.
Death of Mr. Pearce Lowry.
Mr. Pearce Lowrey, a son of Mrs.
America Lowrey and a nephew pf
Mr. J. T. McManus, died in the hos
pital in Columbia Tuesday of cancer
of the liver and his body was taken
to Good Hope church, Saluda county,
the church of Mrs. Lowrey, for in
terment Wednesday. Mr. Lowrey was
born and reared in the Meeting
Street community but for a number
of years had been making his home
in Eastover, Richland county, being
pastmoster at Eastover at the time
of his death. He had many friends in
Edgefield and in the county who were
saddened by the announcement of
his death.
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Trenton High School Grad
uating Exercises.
Some of the Advertiser's family
enjoyed the privilege of attending
the graduating program of the Tren
ton High School on Tuesday morning.
Our attention on this occasion'.was
one of interest in those of the grad
uates whom we knew and who had in
vited us by card and personally to at
The auditorium evidences some
changes since our last visit, the most
striking one being the addition of a
new stage curtain, a very refreshing
landscape which made us think of
meadows and flowers and streams
among the mountains.
The prelude was a piano solo by
Miss Arah Gatlin who has given such
eminent satisfaction in her depart
ment of music and still accompany
ing the student body marched-in the
auditorium in a body singing "Old
Glory, We Love Thee."
The invocation was made by Rev.
W. S. Grooke, pastor of the Baptist
church and the others seated on .the
platform were the superintendent,
Mr. Rentz, the faculty of the school,
the trustees and the graduating
The salutatory was given by .Miss
Kathleen Smith, the lovely daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith, who spoke
in a most delightfully clear and gra
cious way the welcome which had
been assigned her as second honor
graduate of her class.
W. A. Pardue, Jr., read the elass
prophecy, which the audience enjoy
ed greatly as his prophcies were hu
morous and therefore evoking the
merry spirit.
Miss Lois Black, another pretty
Trenton girl read the class history
and made the unusual announce
ment that when the present-. 10th
grade began that many years ago,
there were only two children in the
grade, Kathleen Smith and Margaret
Courtney, and later Mr. i Comley
who delivered the diplomas as chair
man of the board of trustees, that
most classes grew smaller as they ad
vanced, but this class had grown un
til from two they had increased to
A vocal duet was given here by
Miss Arah Gatlin and Miss Neally.
The class will was given by Miss
Ela Huiet and was a very valuable
legacy left to the junior class.
The class poem was beautifully
read and full of good thoughts, by
Miss Susan Mathis whose gift as a
poetess and reader well nigh equal
her musical ability. Susan had been
presented with a music medal cn one
evening of the commencement.
The valedictory was most happily
given by Miss Margaret Courtney
who had led her class and was there
fore to deliver this farewell address
to these comrades of the years. This
was followed by a class song.
The baccalaureate address was de
livered by Hon. B. B. Hare of Salu
da. The closing number was a duet
from II Trovatore by Misses Gatlin
and Susan Mathis.
Thc diplomas were awarded by
Mr. J. H. Courtney to seven grad
uates,as follows: Misses Margaret
Courtney, Susan Mathis, who also re
ceived a certificate in music, Lois
Black, Ela Huiet, Willie Pritchard
ad W. A. Pardue, Jr.
At the close of the program the
delivery of medals was awarded,
three of these to Miss Margaret
Courtney, one for best work in math
ematics, one for highest average for
last three years and another for best
average for this year.
Medals for attendance, spelling
and reading were awarded by Wil
liam Wise to Vera Posey, Mary Mor
ris Ricker, Pierce Day, Katherine
Watson, Elbert Ryan.
Many lovely flowers and gifts
were carried up to the front and dis
tributed to the sweet girl graduates.
Piano Recital.
Friday evening in the auditorium
of the High School the annual recital
of the music pupils of Miss Fanny
Sheppard took place, and was one of
the best of the many good entertain
ments which Miss Sheppard has ar
The people of Edgefield manifested
their appreciation by attending in
large numbers. The program will be
found elsewere in this issue.
Miss Florence Mims Visits Ca
itols of Three States.
A peculiar interest is always ac
ed to anything or anybody on see:
them for the last time. A singular i
preciation for their worth and chai
makes you want to linger near the
paints them with a glory that is bo
of the wistfulness of grief at partir
But should one change one's mi
and remain, the sudden charm wou
depart from the object and fa
from the person as surely and
quickly as it had come, and th
would be just things, and just peor,
again and the memory and remin
cehce are made of this raptuo
thing, the sudden recognition th
one could not get during all the sc
didness of ordinary days. So on loo
ing back one sees not blue distan
but a rosy glow that seems real b
cause we cannot go back and exai
ine it. And so you know "the best
yet to be." The past is a known thir
that cannot now change to better i
worse, but the future is a scroll c
which we may write anything, an;
thing that we have the back bon
the moral stamina and the initiate
to fulfill.
So as I rode through the counti
to catch the last train in that oi
western country that seemed qui1
wonderful that May morning, I loo]
ed back at the campus of the schoi
and its towers might have been thoj
of the holy city, so full was my hear
But had my journey been given u]
should I have gone back to walk th
golden streets, the walls would hav
been brick, ordinary brick, and th
ground dry with the same hot sun c
Oklahoma. So we fool ourselves, bu
that is as it ever is and should b<
For perhaps life is better than w
think and it is only in these exalte
moments that we can fully compre
hend the goodness of it.
But as I rode over the old familia
road, I saw for the first time, a mi
rage. In the dry, dusty road lay ;
lake- gleaming and'sparkling in th
sunlight. So real did it seem that
watched breathlessly till the swif
moving car brought us to the spo
where the lake had been and ther<
was dry ground, dry as only Okla
homa is dry. And other people wit!
me had seen the lake, so I knew tha
it could not ali be a thing of my im
agination. And that was how I fel
about all the things I had left behind
I had peopled the town and endowec
the buildings with a scintillating glori
that the mirage possessed, but as '.
drew near them I could have behelc
reality that most provoking of al
things even as the lake di?-'.ppearec
in the road ahead.
And then as I reached the Santi
Fe station I saw some Indians, gail}
bedecked. I felt that I wanted tc
shake their hands and say good bye,
but they cared not at all whether ]
left or whether I came. So I boarded
the train and as it rolled away 1
watched the long rows of oil der
ricks till distance wiped recognition
from their pointed spires.
'Capitols are my hobby, one of my
many hobies. They are about the only
places in this country where one sees
anything approaching grandeur even
on a small scale. They are nearly all
alike, but some are new and some are
old. The new ones have magnificent
buildings and the old ones splendid
grounds. For the western capitols are
the newest and the west has more
money. The Eastern capitols have
better grounds because it took, a
long time to grow the trees and the
The Oklahoma capitol is situated
two and a half miles from the city
with the wheat fields lying near it.
This is the newest capitol being only
about five years old. No dome has
been put on the capitol as yet, but I
walked up the winding stairs that
led to the top of the building and
climbed a rickety ladder leaned
against the parapet to view the city
from afar. Last year the Oklahoma
senate was Democratic and the legis
lature was Republican. I spent most
of my time in the museum of Indian
relics, probably the best collection
anywhere in the west. An old stage
coach, a relic of the grandeur of by
gone days was kept for the inspection
of tourists. There is a grandeur about
a stage coach that savors of powdered
wigs and stately bows and liveried
coachman that I have always liked.
The only thing they lacked is speed,
and I suppose we would be better off
if we were less slaves to haste.
The following day at Little Rock, I
went through the Arkansas State cap
itol. Here I had a Choctaw Indian as
a guide. This capitol was a little less
magnificent than the Oklahoma cap
itol and on Monday when I revisited
the Georgia capitol, it seemed small
and colorless in contrast to the other
two. So "westward the star of empire
takes its course," yet the sun of the
East is not set.
Edgefield, S. C.,
May 29, 1922.
McKendree News.
On the third Sunday in May Chil
dren's Day was observed at McKen
dree church, a large crowd being
present. The program, previously ar
ranged, was perfectly carried out.
The church was beautifully decorat
ed with flowers and ferns. In the af
ternoon the congregation listened to
two good speakers, Mr. W. L. Nich
olson and Rev. Mr. Murray of Green
The farmers will be very busy this
week harvesting grain as the oat crop
is very good.
It seems as though the farmers of
this section are beginning to realize
the cotton and boll weevil situation
and are turning their minds to rais
ing food stuff, a good quantity of
sweet potatoes being already planted.
We are glad to report that Mr. J.
M. Shaffer who has been sick for some
time is able to be out again.
Two weeks ago the death angel
entered the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Zonnie Dorn and took to its heavenly
home the soul of their infant son. We
extend to the bereaved parents and
loved ones our heart felt sympathy.
Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday
The Baptist church was the scene
of an interesting occasion Sunday
morning when all the congregations
of the town met together to hear the
baccalaureate sermon by Rev. A. T.
Allen before the eleventh grade of
the Edgefield High School.
A large congregation was in at
tendance, and the subject of the ser
mon was the four square life and was
very practical and inspiring, many
saying as they left the church that
they had been uplifted and helped.
The choir gave several very lovely
choruses and the orchestra, which is
such an addition to thc wholesome
musical atmosphere of the church
service played a special selection du
ring the offering, and throughout the
service in addition to the other mu
The subject, the four square life
was very appropriate, as the class
motto for 1922 was "Be Square."
Tragic Death of Mr. David
The Trenton community was great
ly shocked on Wednesday morning
when the news came from Augusta
that David Johnson was dead. Mr.
Johnson was serving his apprentice
ship in line for section foreman. On
Monday he was at work near Edge
field and was accidently injured. At
first it was not considered serious,
but later it developed that surgical
treatment was necessary. He was
taken to the University hospital oi
Tuesday. He survived the operation
but died Tuesday night.
The funeral services and interment
took place on Thursday at Stellaville,
Ga., his former home. Several from
Trenton attended the services.
Mr. Johnson was only 22 years of
age but was universally popular on
account of the high and noble ideals
that characterized his life. He was
loved and respected for the true
Christian life he lived. He was the
teacher of the adult class in the Bap
tist Sunday school, and the leader in
the young people's meeting. He not
only was faithful to his church, but
always joined in Christian work with
other churches. His was one of the
most beautiful Christian lives ever
lived in this community.
He was reared at Stellaville where
a host of friends gathered to pay
their last tribute of respect.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his
wife, also from his old home, and two
small boys.
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Graduating Exercises Edgefield
High School.
Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock, a
very important occasion was celebrat
ed in the Edgefield High School, when
four young ladies and three young
men received their state and local
High School diplomas from the ilth
. Mr. W. 0. Tatum, Jr., presided:
over the programme and called on
Rev. A. T. Allen for the invocation.
The music interspersed in the pro
gram were piano solos by Misses
Elizabeth Lott, Isabelle Byrd, May
Rives and Eleanor Mims.
On the platform were seated Prof.
W. 0. Tatum, Supt. W. W. Fuller,
Superintendent of Education, the
trustees, W. C. Lynch, George F.
Mims, J. W. Kemp, Mr. J. 0. Vau.
Meter of the faculty of the Univer
sity of South Carolina, and the seven,
graduates as follows: Bessie Duno
vant, Eleanor Mims, Elyse Hudgens,
Corrie Cheatham, Robert Ouzts, Wil
liam Strom and Dixon Timmerman.
Robert Ouzts gave the salutatory in
good style, and made the audience
feel a real old time welcome.
The valedictory was delivered in a
clear voice and distinct tones by Miss
Corrie Cheatham, who had the honor
of leading her class in scholarship.
The address of the evening was
made by Mr. J. 0. Van Meter and
was a very forceful one, taking as the
three needs of every young life in his
theme, Truthfulness, Honesty and
the Fear of God.
bdeverOs, Townf.c toPa.a fisn,coofr
A medal for the best all around
student in scholarship and school spir
it in the High School was awarded
Miss Elizabeth Lott by Superintend
ent of Education W. W. Fuller.
Te Scholarship medal in the Grad
ed School was awarded Charlton Tal
bert and presented by Mr. Fuller.
Dixon Timmerman was awarded a.
medal for most improvement in ora
The diplomas were presented at*"
the request of the class by Mr. Ta
A report of the year's work was -
made by the chairman of the Board
of Trustees, Mr. W. C. Lynch and the '
faculty announced for next year as
First grade, Miss Daisy Harvin.
Second grade, Miss Emmie Lan
Third Grade, Mrs. Mamie N. Till
Fourth grade, Miss Mamie Duno- -
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh grades to
be supplied.
High School, Professor W. 0. Ta
tum, Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson, Miss
Nelle Beckham.
In the 11th grade four of the stu
dents were the same age, born in the
same month, June 1906: Misses Cor
rie Cheatham, Eleanor Mims, Elyse
Hudgens and Robert Ouzts, three of
these having gone from the first
grade through the 11th together with
out interruption. Their teachers have
been, first grade, Mrs. W. C. Tomp
kins; second and third grades, Mrs.
Grace Ennett; fourth, Miss Estelle
Turner, Spartanburg; fifth and sixth
grades, Miss Hortense Padgett, sev
enth grade, Mrs. Hallie Greneker..
High School, eighth grade, Rev. A. L
Gunter, superintendent, Miss Nan
Hough, now Mrs. Forrester of Sum
ter and Miss Marie Hall of Landrum;
ninth grade, Prof. C. L. Brooks, of
Laurens, Miss Nan Hough and Miss
Snow Jeffries, now Mrs. Julian Bland.
Tenth grade, Prof. Brooks, Miss
Snow Jeffries and Miss Pearl Ward
law first term, Miss Plunkett, Miss
Elizabeth Rainsford, second term,
and Miss June Rainsford.
Eleventh grade, W. 0. Tatum, Jr.,
superintendent, Miss Caro Des
Champs, of Pinewood, Miss T. Marie
Leech of Hickory Grove and W. M.
Mahoney of Manning.
F. A. M.
Notice to Executive Com
All members of the County Execu
tive Committee are hereby notified
and requested to meet in the Court
House at Edgefield, S. C., on first
Monday in June for the purpose of
appointing enrollment committee for
the various clubs of our county. Hour
of the meeting, 12 o'clock, M.
County Chairman.
May 29th, 1922. . 1

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