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VOL. 86
No. 31
Workman-Burnett Marriage.
Telephone Office Moved.
Literary Society Or
Oo Saturday evening Miss Emmie
Workman and Mr. Mason Burnett
?were married, the affair being a very
quiet one, owing to the recent be
reavement in the home of the bride.
The bride is a very attractive young
woman of a lovable disposition, and
the best of good wishes and congrat
ulations are for this happy young
pair. Mr. Burnett is engaged in busi
ness here, so they will continue to
make their home here.
Rev. W. S. Brooke is conducting a
revival at Wagen er Baptist church,
and his pulpit was occupied on Sun
day morning by Rev. Mr. Pickens, of
Greenville. Mr. Pickens is at present
in state B. Y. P. U. work, and is also
. engaged with the Greenville Daily
News. He is a young man of very
pleasing personality and his discourse
was heard with much interest, his
theme being "Thy word have I hid
in my heart."
Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr., who is now
musical instructor at Chicora col
lege, Columbia, spent the week end
here with the home folks. He has
been engaged by the Baptist church
as organist for Sunday. During the
summer he took a special course in
music at a northern conservatory,
and his music has been greatly en
joyed at the church.
Mrs. M. T. Turner has gone to
Tamassee Industrial School, which
is the state D. A. R. school, to attend
a board meeting and also be present
at the breaking of ground $or the
new dormitory which is to be built.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne entertained
her Sunday school class with a fare
well party on Friday evening, which
was a very pleasant affair to all. Sun
day is the annual promotion day and
her class is all to be promoted to a
higher grade, and she will have others
to fill the v<?c:.ncy. The young people
all enjoyed being together, and fruit
punch and cake were served.
The high school pupils organized
a literary society on last Friday af
ternoon, the name to be chosen at
the next meeting. The officers are:
President, Cecil Scott ; vice-president,
Wheeler Rhoden; treasurer, Wilbur,
Crouch; critic, Davis Lewis.
Mr. Tom Milford is having fine
success with his second crop of toma
toes. He has recently shipped 80
crates from three-quarters of an
acre, and he is realizing a good profit.
Miss Sara Norris is at home after
a few weeks' stay in Atlanta.
Mrs. McClung has gone to Atlan
ta where she has accepted a position
with a millinery firm.
Mr. and Mrs. William Strother and
Miss Eloise Strother of Walhalla,
have been guests in the home of Dr.
and Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Mrs. Charles Pedrick and Miss
Theora Fleming of Gainesville, Fla.,
are guests of Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
are receiving congratulations over the
arrival of little Mary Scott Marsh.
Mrs. Bell has returned to Ellenton
after a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
W. P. Cassells.
- Mrs. Mena Calhoun of Tampa, Fla.,
is the guest of friends.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has gone to
Darlington where she has accepted a
Mrs. W. I. Pender is now able too
be out with her friends after a con
tinued sickness.
Mrs. Grady Hazel has the sympa
thy of her friends in the death of
her grandfather, which occurred re
cently at Saluda.
Mrs. Kate Crouch is the guest of
relatives at Edgefield.
Miss Louelle Norris has been for
a short visit to the homef oiks, having
just returned from a visit to Buffalo
and other points.
Misses Thelma Milford, Iva Clax
ton and Helen Yonce have gone to
Winthrop college.
Miss Ella Jacobs who is teaching
in Columbia spent the week end here
with friends.
Mrs. Mattie Chavous has been for
a visit to relatives.
Saturday being the Jewish New
Year, all of the stores of owners of
this nationality were closed.
Mrs. Patey of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
is visiting her niece, Mrs. Bettis
Miss Anna Hall has returned to
her home in Georgia after a visit to
Mrs. Alonzo Saunders.
Miss Mary Thrailkill who has a po
sition in the Baptist Hospital in Co
lumbia, has been for a visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Thrail
Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips, Miss
Ruth Phillips, and Mrs. Charlie
White, of Springfield have been
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
P. B. Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant and
little son will soon go to Augusta to
make their home. Their friends here
will regret to have them go.
Miss Ruby Glover spent the week
end at Batesburg with home folks.
Miss Ora May Herlong has return
ed from a visit to relatives at Saluda.
Mr. Fulton of Virginia, is visiting
his sister, Mrs. W. S. Brooke.
The telephone office is now located
on Lee street, occupying the second
story of a former bank building. The
location is much better for all par
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell, nee Miss
Hallie White, has been elected mu
sical director in the school at Lees
Miss Virginia Harrison- is spending
a while here in the home of her moth
er, Mrs. Annie Harrison.
Mr. Oscar Wright has been quite
sick during the past week, suffering,
with an abcess in the throat.
The friends of Mr. T. R. Hoyt will
regret to know that he is quite sick
at his home here.
Mrs. Horace Wright has returned
to Georgetown after a visit to her
sisters, the Misses Sawyer and other
Mrs. L. S. Kernaghan Enter
tains Mothers of First
Monday afternoon from 4:30 to
6:30' a very congenial and happy
group of mothers gathered at the
home of Mrs. L. S. Kernaghan to
meet the teacher of the primary
grade, Miss Harvey.
This was a very pleasant occasion,,
and will result in a substantial bene
fit to the first grade room. All who
came brought a gift of flowers, some
in pots, others plants, and bulbs,
which will be used to beautify the
children's room. Mrs. Kernaghan
manifested a most genuine and en
thusiastic interest in this beautiful
Some questions were asked, with
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman presiding in
her charming way, over the question
box, and the answers were mutually
beneficial to the mothers and the
teacher. Miss Harvey seemed very
interested in meeting and knowing
the mothers of the children whom
she teaches, and each one in turr had
an opportunity to converse with her.
At the close of the progrem, iced
tea and a salad course was served,
Mrs. Leon Warren assisting.
/ -7"
Come to Attend High School.
Not only has the enrollment of the
Edgefield schools been increased by
an additional number attending from
the Edgefield school district but near
ly twenty boys and girls have come
from a distance to attend the Edge
field high school. William Byrd, Mar
garet and Cleora Timmerman have
come from Pleasant Lane; Fannie
Wells from Colliers; Robert Strom
from Kirksey; Addie Blocker and
Annie Laurie Bryan from Waycross;
Sydney Wright from Johnston;
James Day, Nat Herlong and Fred
Salter from Trenton; Ruby Brunson
from Cleora; Parker Talbert from
Parksville; D. V. Harris, Jr., Gladys
Louise Smith and Mary Lily Wells
from Horn's Creek and Elnita Har
vey from Pinopolis, S. C.
Edgefield extends a lordial wel
come to these,young people .We are
glad for them to come and avail
themselves of our excellent educa
tional advantages.
FOR RENT: Three desirable rooms
in residence near high school, elec
tric lights, windows screened, privi
leges of bath room. Apply to
Dr. C. E. Burts Has Some
Dr. C. E. Burts, the well known
Baptist, has disc*ovei.ed a new hobby,
of such absorbing interest that it is
apparently one of the chief interests
of his life at the present time. This
hobby is a new style pumpkin that he
grows in his garden. The reporter
did not see the pumpkin and can not
vouch for it, but judging from the
effect it has on.the secretary-treas
urer of the Baptist general board, it
must be "some" pumpkin.
When seen yesterday, Dr. Burts,
was all excited about this pumpkin.
He talked about his Baptist confer-,
enees one minute and his pumpkin
the next. He even left off signing let?
ters, while the stenographer waited,
to elaborate more fully the wonders
of this vegetable.
Dr. Burts said he secured the seed
from a negro who is an ex-soldier;
The negro said he got the seed 'in
France from another negro soldier
who hailed from North Africa. Dr.
Burts said it is something like the
old cushaw, only smaller and more
prolific. There are as many as 100fi
pumpkins on one vine, Dr. Burts
said. They taste something like yam
potatoes and will keep all winter."
The State.
Money. to Our Farmers at
Six Per Cent.
Below I publish for the benefit of
our farmers who wish to borrow
money at 6 per cent per annum, the
following letter to me by Mr. A. F.
Lever, President of the First Caro
linas Joint Stock Land Bank of Co
Columbia, S. C.
Sept. 7, 1922.
Mr. J. H. Cantelou,
Edgefield, S. C.
My Dear ? Mr. Cantelou : ^ &m
This is to authorize you to begin
taking applications again. Our ap
praised force is now so organized as
that we can give every assurance of
reasonably prompt appraisals. We
have been fortunate enough to have
assigned to us two very experienced
appraisers from the Federal Land
Bank, to work for us sixty days.
These two appraisers, with the three
I have of my own in the state, with
an additional one in training, should
permit u s to cover the state rapidly.
And in order that we may get the
benefit of the services of these extra
appraisers, we shall greatly appre
ciate it if you will make a special ef
fort to get us in some applications
at once.
While we are prepared to handle
the minimum and the maximum
loans permitted by the bank-$1,000
and $25,000, inclusive-yet we have
a predilection for the loan averaging
from $3,500 to $10,000.
We are pleased to tell you that we
are closing loans daily in gratifying
amounts; and while t he Executive
Committee is slightly behind with
the applications, we are doing our
best to close the loans promptly.
Our recent bond offering is most
We are sending you under separ
ate cover a dozen application blanks.
This, we presume, will serve your
purpose temporarily.
Very truly yours,
Royal Ambassador Party.
On Friday from 6 to 9, the Royal
Ambassadors of the Baptist church
gave a party in honor of Robert
Ouzts who leaves this week for Em
ory College where he goes to study.
The party was enjoyed at the home
of Mrs. E. S. Rives and about twenty
five members of .the organization
were presnt.
Punch and good things to eat were
spread out under the trees, and
games and merry sports were engaged
in for two hours.
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins is leader of
the chapter and to her the young peo
ple and indebted for this pleasant oc
I casion and to Mrs. Rives for her hos
A book of good wishes was filled
and presented to Mr. Ouzts.
FOR SALE: One pony and bug
gy. Apply to L. Y. MOORE.
Miss Florence Minis Enlair?
on Eastern Courtesy.
Dear Advertiser:
I have had a subject on my m
for some time, and the only wa:
.jean rid myself of it, is to trans
it from my mind to paper, and mi
room for another idea. Yet, I ne1
really want to get away from t
thought of courtesy and all the -lc
train of recollections it calls up. T
??rord has probably been in the El
lish language for a long time, sir
Chaucer uses it to describe the chi
jpc't?r of one of the Canterbury I
?rims, who loved "truth and hon
?reedom. and courtesie."
That gracious quality or attribi
or characteristic has dwelt long
the human heart and uplifted it.
Courtesy is certainly a part,
least, of the technique of life.
By that I mean it is the law, whi
if followed, will soften the rouj
edges of contact with our fellow ma
will lessen our selfishness and i
crease our consideration. It is n
how long or how swiftly or how. vi
toriously we have travelled down tl
road of life, but how careful we we
not to push somebody else aside
our haste and not to bar the path i
other weary wanderers.
If an actor walks across the staj
and knocks over a chair, and catch?
his foot in the arpet his movemei
has availed him nothing. He has mis
ed his mark. He is not an artist. B
must learn to move with grace an
smoothness, to obey the laws of ai
tion, and until he does, he has faile
in his purpose. Is it not so with life
Until we have learned to give u
uor own preferences with grace an
smoothness and to obey the law o
the golden rule, can we be said to b
artists in living, or even to have real
ly lived?
And after the actor learns perfec
.tion, it must become second natur
'^^??^Si^????^^^9&. ^imsel
doing the right thing, from righ
knowledge, now become a right hab
And so must it be with all thosi
who would be courteous. It must be
come natural and the next thing th<
actor does is actually to begin to lov<
the right way of acting better thar
the wrong way. And if mankind love:
it better than rudeness he will en
deavor to practice it.
j I am not trying to make a preach
ment, or to tell you anything thal
you didn't know and practice long
[before I was born, some of you. Bul
?lately I have been the recipient ol
New England courtesy to an extent
that makes me marvel, and be thank
ful that some of the South's grace of
spirit exists here.
I I merely let you in upon my train
of thought that precedes the remarks
I wish to make.
To the cosmopolitan masses of Bos
ton I am a debtor. They must al
ways leave home a few minutes
earlier than necessary to meet an ap
pointment, so that several minutes
going and coming may be spared to
show their delightful consideration.
Many smaller things happen that
could hardly be put in a book of eti
quette, for they may never happen
twice, yet to catch the opportunity
requires thoughtfulness on some
body's part and mirrors a great soul
within a man or woman. Courtesy
takes time and the Easterner takes
this time, and is kind.
On the street cars or on the street
or wherever one is, the Bostonian
looks out for the other fellow, and in
turn, the other person looks out for
him and the common feeling of being
one's brother of interdependence one
on another, seems to be as keenly
alive here now as it was when forests
on this site rang with the hymns of
the Pilgrim Fathers.
The status of civilization in a state
or nation, can be well measured by
man's consideration for his fellow
man. It is lack of it that causes war.
It is the practice of this courtesy
that brings at last peace on earth and
good will toward men.
The Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals situated in this
city, has as its motto,
"I would not enter on my list off
Though polished with fine manners
and good sense,
, " .ft
The man who would needlessly set
foot upon a worm."
How well might that be paraphras
ed at the end by substituting the
idea-the person who would need
lessly be discourteous.
Boston, Mass.
25 St. Stephen St., Suite 4.
Death of Walter E. Holston
After Illness of One Day.
Walter Eugene Holston, for a
number of years manager of the
American Cotton Oil Company, of
this city, died at his residence, 1318
Wingfield street, yesterday morning
at 3 o'clock, sifter an illness of but
one day. The deceased was 47 years
of age at the time of his death and
a resident of Augusta for the past
16 years.
The funeral will be conducted
from the residence this afternoon at
4 o'clock, with E.ev. E. L. Grace, pas
tor of the First Baptist church, offi
ciating, and interment will follow in
Westover cemetery. The deceased
was a member o:c the Edgefield lodge
of the A. F. M., Edgefield, S. C., and
will be buried with Masonic honors.
Mr. Holston is survived by his wid
ow, Mrs. Eula Stone Holston; one;
son, Walter Eugene Holston ,Jr., of
Augusta; three daughters, Mrs. Ed
ward Johnston of Louisville, Ky.;
Ella Stone and Eugenia Holston, of
Augusta; two sisters, Mrs. F. L. Jack
son, of Trenton, S. C., and Mrs. Ella
Hall, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one grand
child and several nephews and nieces.
The following nu a have been re
quested to act as pall bearers: Messrs
C. W. Elliot, E. W. Cook, T. G. Far
nan, C. Y. Jenkins, John W. Burke,
and C. F. Glanton. The following
have been named honorary pall bear
ers: E. T. Olive, Mr. McColloch, 0.
G. Kelly, J. E. Major, A. J. Maguire j
and C. H. Stallings. The honorary ?
pall bearers are officials of various
loca;J. cotton mills.-Augusta Chron
icle."" - - "
The announcement of the death
of Mr. Holston caused genuine sor
row among his Edgefield friends. He j
was born and reared in Edgefield and j
it was with reluctance that this com- j
munity gave him up when he went to
Augusta about 15 years ago. Walt?fc
Holston had many warm personal ?
friends in Edgefield who held him in
the highest esteem. He was an up- {
right, honorable man who possessed ?
many sterling qualities. Those who :
knew him best appreciated his worth
the most. , !
Red Letter Occasion for J
Augusta, Ga., September 23.-The <
greatest jubilee it has ever been the i
good fortune of the Southeast to wit
ness will be staged in Augusta Wed- ;
nesday, Thursday and Friday, Octo- (
ber 25, 26 and 27. Thousands of vis- ?
itors are expected from every nook
and corner of the trading territory ?
of this city. Every resident of South ;
Carolina and Georgia, for a distance
of one hundred miles from this city, .
is invited to the great Jollification. ,
The railroads have announced special
rates to the Jubilee City.
"Everything Free" is the slogan of ;
the general committee enginearing
the carnival, a real Mardi-Gras. Four ,
of the finest out-door acts in Ameri- ;
ca, any one of which would place a
state fair on the m ap, have been se- ?
sured for performance on Broad ?
Street-tight rope walkers, high di
vers and gymnasts of international .
renown. There will be street parades, ?
band concerts, a fashion show, an ?
automobile parade, a foot ball game
between fast college elevens, radio :
concerts-everything that goes to ;
make a perfect carnival', and every- ?
thing free. A King and Queen will
preside over the Jollification Festivi- .
ties, which wilL start Wednesday ?
morning in a blaze of glory, grow (
brighter each moment and wind up
Friday night in a Royal Ball of in- ,
comparable brilliancy staged on a
down town street.
There will not be a dull moment ;
in the three days. Augusta, which
was almost in ashes a year ago, has ;
crawled out of the embers and is hap
py. It wants its neighbors to know
of its happiness, and it invites them
to journey to Augusta the last week
in October to help it celebrate with
three days filled to the brim with the :
joy of living.
Sunday School Well Attended.
Bussey-Griffis Marriage.
Tragic Death Near
Flat Rock Sunday school, also Red
Oak Grove was well attended last
Sunday. Class No. 4 in the former
school enjoyed searching out names
in the Bible of different trees, and
noting how many times they, are
mentioned, besides learning from the
lesson the importance of faithfulness
in small duties as well as the latger.
For it is the little things that count,
in formation of character.
Our pastor, Rev. T. E. Seago could '.
not fill his pulpit on last Sunday, be
ing confined to his bed with malarial
fever. *Mr. Seago is endearing him
self to his congregation here by hisv
earnest and plain, fearless manner
and strong gospel work. We missed
his presence and hope for his speedy
The home of Mrs. Mamie Bussey
on last Thursday, September 21, was
the scene of a happy gathering of
friends and neighbors to witness the
marriage of her daughter, Mamie to
Mr. Walter Griffis, at 3:30 p. m., Rev..
P. B. Lanham, pastor of the groom,
performing the ceremony in his usual
easy, graceful manner. The hall and
parlor of the home was tastily gar
landed with Southern smilax and
growing plants, which readily im
pressed one with inspiration of new
life, and the growing plants, the em- .'
blem of the joy and happiness in store
by the union of the lives of these
our young friends. Just in front of
the fireplace was built a pyramid of |
ferns which provided a background
of grace and dignity in harmony with
the large horseshoe of white roses
suspended in the center of the room, ,
under which the couple stood and
made their, solemn vow. ...Tdjue/^ride -,, ????
was. attired in' becoming coat- suit- of
midnight blue with touches of reseda
[rreen in harmony with the lovely
blouse and hat. They left immediate
ly after the ceremony for the home
of the groom's father, and at present
are with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Griffis.. .
Mr. and Mrs. Foster Morgan rev- v
side for the present at Clarks Hill,'
where Mr. Morgan is overseer of the -
ginnery at that pl?ce^foj Mri iL B.
Dorn. They visited itSe^f ormer's pa
rents last Sunday.
Mrs^.Mamie^Bpssey is spending/
some time, w?tj^l?for daughter, Mrs.
Oscar T^^Bj^man who is confined to
tier bed
Mrs. W^^f:;0't?w:.. is also'.--haying
chills. Their '"friends wish, for^tt?^ a-,/
speedy return tb their usu^bjieafth.
Mr. .:&2|d Mrs.^Hehry^Bailey^and 5
Mr. anders. Thomas. Williams^yisit
ed last Sunday in the.home :?f Mr.':
and Mrs. J. L. Bailey. -v*-/'
Mr. and, Mrs. Sam Agner were v
guests of Mr. and Mfs. E. B. Dorn
last ' Sunday.
Mr. Eddie Agner is on the line of
progress by planting a full fall gar
There was a long line of tourists
returning to Florida passing through
Modoc last Sunday.
Giving the road, in passing a load
ed wagon, a tourist car en route to
Florida overturned near Modoc, killi
ing instantly one of four passengers,
a young lady,, last Tuesday. The
strangers made quit? a favorable im
pression and much sympathy was ex
tended them in the sad tragedy, be
ing entirely unavoidable. The return
trip to St. Petersburg was made by
preference to enjoy the leisure and
note the surroundings. This victim
had notes and pencil in her hand
when she met her death, also her Bi
ble which she had just a few moments
before closed to enroll the distance
to Augusta which place they expect
ed to stop for the night. In this, as
in. many other instances, we were
deeply impressed that "in midst of
life we are in death."
From that splendid letter, giving
a description of Brunswick in last
week's Advertiser, we feel quite
proud of Edgefield's representative
in Mr. Folk.
We admire ese little city and have
enjoyed its beauty and kind hospital
ity on several occasions. We extend
thanks ourselves for his splendid
write-up in behalf of a city nature
has so wonderfully endowed.

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