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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCT., 18,1922. No. 36.
Baptist Pastor Resigns. W. C.
C. U. Met. Will Publish
School Paper. Two
On Sunday morning Rev. W. S.
Brooke tendered his resignation as
pastor, this coming as a great sur
prise to most of the members. Last
Wednesday evening, after prayer
meeting he called for a meeting of
the Boa.rd of Deacons and made his
intention, known to them, this being
the first intimation the church had of
his accepting another field of labor.
Mr. Brooke has accepted a call to
the Lake City Baptist church, and he
asked that the church permit him to
leave by the last of November. The
resignation was accepted with much
regret, although there were discus
sions as to whether Mr. Brooke could
be prevailed upon to remain, it being
hoped thai he could continue as pas
tor until the 75 Million Campaign
was completed. Resolutions of regret
upon his departure, and commending
him to the church of Lake City were
read, coming from the Board of
Deacons, by Mr. S. J. Watson. H. W.
Dobey, acting as moderator, appoint
ed a committee to begin at once, to
secure a pastor, this committee being
Mr. S. J. Watson, Mr. J. C. Lewis,
and Rev. James Edwards. Rev.
Brooke has been pastor here for]
about six years and not only in this
church, but in the community has he
been a force for great good. He has
labored faithfully, and has done a
great work, and it is not only his
own flock that is saddened over his
leaving them, but every one that
knew him and his estimable family,
regrets their going. The prayers of
every one will follow them wherever
The last meeting of the music
club was held .with Mrs. Joe Cox,
and during business,it was decided
"erected at' the Fair
grounds. A letter was read from the
District Vice President, Mrs. Patter
son, stating that the state president
Mrs. Adam Moss, and herself would
visit the clubs of western district the
week beginning November 20, and
asked for a convenient date. It was
decided that the clubs of the town
could join in and have a public meet
ing, thus giving any interested the
pleasure of hearing these club wo
men speak an club endeavors. The
musical program was led by Mrs. M.
T. Turner, the study this year being
musical forms. Piano numbers were
by Mrs. ?0. D. Black, Miss Veda
Barr, Miss Frances Turner and Miss
Annie Holmes Harrison. Voice, Mrs.
Kellar and Miss Dessie De'an. After
the program all enjoyed hot coffee
and a variety of sandwiches.
The W. C. T. U. met on Friday
with Mrs. Joe Wright, and a very
profitable meeting was had, Mrs. T.
R. Denny presiding. The chief busi
ness was in plans for the reception
by the union to the teachers of the
high school. It was decided to have
this on Friday afternoon, October
27th, and a committee was appoint
ed to make all arrangements.
The delegates elected to the state
convention were all urged to go, as
the meeting promised to be a great
one. The report to be carried was a
good one, as read. The program on
Sabbath Observance was carried
out and all were impressed with the
thought that we must "remember the
Sabbath day to keep it holy."
The Johnston High School will be
gin their paper, and the first edition
will appear next week. The paper
will be called "Purple and Gold,"
colors of the school this year, and
will be published the last week in
each month. The subscription price
is 50 cents for the 8 months. The
young women are to solicit subscrip
tions and the young gentlement are
to secure advertisements from the
merchants and others. The paper will
be eight pages. Cecil Scott will be
editor-in-chief and he has a splendid
|force, who will aid with news from
each department in the school, about
town and otherwise. These are Aus
tin McCreight, Albert Dozier, Davis
Lewis, John Howard Black, Robert
Crouch, William Crouch, W. H.
.Glover, Jr., Wheeler Rhoden and
Misses Marion Turner, Ella Fannie
Mobley and Mary Mitchell.
The local foot ball team played
the Ninety Six team on Friday after
noon and a lively game was had, the
score resulting in 23 to 6in favor of
Johnston. After this game the bas
ket ball teams of these two towns
had a spirited game, the honors this
time going to Ninety Six. The band
from the Piedmont section that is
out advertising, was present and the
bright music added to the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. George Burch and
little boy of Florence have been
guests of relatives here and nearby
Mr. Watson Nickerson of Atlanta
is here for a visit to his wife and
Mr. and Mrs. Capp have been
guests in the home of Mrs. Annie B.
Harrison. They were with Mrs. Cul
lum, Mrs. Harrison's daughter, dur
ing her three years' stay at Asheville,
and their visit here was chiefly to
see Mrs. Cullum.
Mrs. Virginia Price is at home
from a visit to the home of her son
Miss Antoinette Denny spent the
week end at Saluda and was present
at the announcement party at the
home of Mrs. W. S. Crouch, the en
gagement of her daughter, Miss
Ruth Crouch, being the happy secret
which was disclosed at this time.
Mrs. Nettie Jacobs is spending
this winter in New York in the home
of her son, Mr. Clarence Jacobs.
Miss Gladys Sawyer entertained
the bridge club during the past week
and here decorations were of Hal
lowe'en. The tables held yellow
pumpkins filled with candies and the
score cards had me witches and gob
lins of this wierd night. The top
score was held by Mrs. W. E. La
Grone, who received a bowl of nar
cissi and Mrs. J;imes Halford drew
the visitor's pr?;e, a set of cards,
and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell was given;
riety of saidwiches, was served, the
napkins being decorated in Hal
lowe'en pumpkins and wtiches.
Those from here to attend the
State W. C. T. U. meeting at New
berry this week, are Mrs. T. R. Den
ny, state recording secretary; Mrs.
J. H. White' and Miss Zena Payne,
state superintendents of depart
ments and delegates, Mrs. Haltiwan
ger and Mrs. Thomas Weiderman.
The district Mason's meeting was
held at Aiken last Friday night and
there were 18 from here to attend.
There were many matters of busi
ness to attend to and a fine address
was heard. A banquet followed th a
meeting, to which, it is said, all did
The Literary Society of the high
school had its monthly meeting on
Friday and a debate was one of the
features of the program. In turn,
each pupil is on duty this way, which
is very improving.
Mr. Frank Suber has gone to
Jonesville to spend the winter in the
home of his daughter.
Mrs. Walter Hendrix and Mr.
Fred Hendrix of Leesville were vis
itors in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Turner on Sunday.
Mr. Walker Mobley has gone to
Rock Hill, having accepted a position
Mrs. Stan Sawyer has announced
the engagement of her daughter,
Miss Lila Sawyer to Mr. Anderson,
of Columbia, the marriage to take
place the last of November.
On Sunday morning Rev. W. S.
Brooke urged the church members
to bear in mind the meeting which
will begin first Sunday in November.
He will be assisted by Dr. Fuller of
Greenwood, and a singer has been
engaged to have charge of the sing
A Spirited Contest.
A membership and attendance con
test is being conducted by the mem
bers of the Baraca class of the Bap
tist Sunday school. The membership
of the class is divided into two sides,
the Reds and Blues, Miss Ruth Lyon
being the captain of the Reds and
Mr. E. C. Asbell the captain of the
Blues. Sunday morning the two
forces tied, each side having 45
present. As the days pass interest in
the contest steadily grows.
Sermon by Rev. Arthur
"The Present Crisis."
"And who knoweth whether* thou
art come to the Kingdom for such a
time as this-"-Esther 4:14.
The present crisis is always pres
ent. There is no such thing as a past
or future crisis. The present crisis^
is the only one life has. The story<#?
Esther illustrates the critical nature
of every period of human history^
for history itself is but the sum total
of the deposits made by nations ahcti
generations to the life of theworlct,r
On the coast of Florida are beautiful:
coral reefs, thrown up and construe^
ed through the process of the cenra?.
ries. They stand there today as a 'si?
lent monument to the successive gen?
erations of little coral creatures. On&.
colony of these little animals comes|
forward, lives, makes its deposit of.
coral and dies. So one generation ap^
pears on the scene of action, makes?
its deposit of life and passes oufctf
And if there is any exception to that*
rule, if we depart without leaving. av
deposit, then life is not as rich and*
well-rounded and full as it otherwise^
would be. It lacks something in cont?;
pleteness and history is held up in.itsf
upward movement toward a great su?
We like Esther come to the kinggj
dom for a special hour and a definite^
purpose is all the time being worked?
out in human life and history. You'
do not have to search for illustra^
tions of this truth. They are found|
in the story of every nation whether/:
is be Hebrew or British or Frenen?
or American. Every great character,
that ever walked across the worldfff
life arose to meet a crisis., Joseph:
became prime minister in the- -land]
of the Nile that he might save his;
family, the chosen people, from famr
ine by bringing them into.Egypfe
Constantine became Emperor pf
Rome that he might emancipate;
Christianity which was. struggli.a^
for exis^nce.^nd-grvh $t?& ??WCV !
in the Roman Empire. It is not neces
sary to multiply illustrations. A
glance backward over our history
will furnish them in such quantity as
to convince us that every generation
has a great moral problem of its
own. John Fiske wrote a book en
titled "The Critical Period of Ameri
can History," but someone else might
with good reason mark off another
or still another, and call it The Criti
cal Period. Whether a man live five
thousand years before Christ in
Babylon or nineteen hundreds years
after Christ in America, he is in
The Present Crisis.
God is not a poor artist who brings
on the stage, in addition to the ac
tors, others who have no parts as
signed. Every actor in the drama of
life appears just when he does, be
cause he is needed then to the de
velopment ofthe plot and its solu
tion. In the narrative of Esther
everything seems to hang on an if
or happen so. It is full of unexpected
turns and apparently unrelated
events only casually connected and
touching each other. If the king had
not have been intoxicated, the Jew
ess would not have been chosen
queen. If he had not have had a
sleepless night, Mordecai's service to
him would have been forgotten. The
accidental reading of the state ar
chives recalled that he had once sav
ed the monarch's life. If Esther had
not have been queen at this time, her
nation would have perished in a
bloody massacre. The characters
seem to act spontaneously, but be
hind the scenes in the shadow is
God, who so shapes events as to fit
together each individual and occa
sion. And what seems to be mere
chance and the mutation of fortune
is actually Divine Providence and the
unfolding of a great life scheme. Be
ing great literature, this book is true
to life. The central fact of life itself
is that God prepares every life for a
peculiar service to its own time and
a definite purpose running through it.
He had a George Washington pre
pared for the Revolution, a Lin
coln for the Civil War and a Martin
Luther for the Reformation. You
may be more obscure than they,but
he has just as clear cut plan for your
life and mine. Rupert Brooke saw
this beautiful truth and sang "Now
God be thanked who hath matched
(Continued on second page.)
Miss Florence Mims Sees Old*
est Ship Afloat, in Boston
At present, the oldest ship afloat,
(built in 1790, is anchored in the Bos
ton harbor. .
It is the convict ship, "Success,"
the sole remaining craft of the ter
rible felon fleet which England used
to send the prisoners from her shores
.to Australia. These ships were known
as "ocean hells," since they were
dungeon, cell and torture, as well as
?"the scene of every inhuman practice
I that a cruel captain could devise, to
make life intolerable to the convicts.
.Many of these convicts had been sent
for the most trivial offenses. /
' : At the period of English history,
when this ship was in use, there were
one hundred and forty-five offenses
punishable by death. For lesser
crimes, the culprits were put or?
board the "Success," which was
[worse than death.
[.'? In England today, there are two
[crimes punishable by death, murder
and treason. I doubt very greatly the
justice of the death penalty for trea
am of much the same mind and
mood when I write this on prison re
form as I was last year when writing
oh school reform. Though I am sure
that you will be of the same opinion
concerning the atrocities permitted
by England's penal system, many of
you disagree deeply, no doubt with
my ideals of the present educational
I ??The "Success" was launched in
iBritiBh India, as an East Indian mer
chantman, and was used for carrying
'spices, aromatic teas, ivory, jewels
?nd other luxuries all over the world.
./ It is built entirely of Burmese
leak wood. In 1802 it was first used
as a/convict transport. .
? Below the water line are the dun
geonsj the. condemned cells and the
'p black; h oles," the. most; terrible cells
was placed in total darkness, with
the ball and chain to make life more
intolerable. The branding irons, the
cat o' nine tails and manacles made
one. shudder at these evidences of
"man's inhumanity to man," and
then suddenly rejoice at the great
progress that the human race has
made during the last century.
Many of the prisoners became in
sane, some committed suicide, and
others died from the effects of cruel
treatment. A broad arrow, the insig
nia of the ship, was branded on each
of the prisoners, so that when he had
served his term he still bore the
mark of criminality. This would al
ways keep him from earning an hon
est living when he had served his
teim. People with their narrowness
and prejudice were apt to turn from |
the man they should have helped
most, the friendless and despised
The ship was raised from Sidney
Harbor, Australia in 1890 where she
had remained under water for five
years. The "Success" has for years
been touring the world as an educa
tional object lesson. She has been up
the Mississippi River and will go
along the East coast to the St Law
rence River and on the the Great
Lakes. Over twenty million people
have visited the Success."
The same da; a* the "Titanic"
set sail from S . Hampton, the
"Success" left G Dock, near
Liverpool. Sea.. of experi
ence said that tux. sn.A was too old
and battered to withstand the Atlan
tic ocean, but a brave crew set sail,
and for ninety-six days battled with
the waves, arriving at the end of the
time in Boston Harbor. The Titanic,
meanwhile, which the seafaring
world considered impregnable, went
down like an eggshell.
That epoch making voyage of the
"Success" was compared to that of
In 1857 the knowledge of the in
humane treatment of prisoners made
great trouble in Australia which al
most amounted to revolt against the
British government, and this has end
ed the atrocious system.
The management of the "Success"
offered any Boston girl who would
spend twenty-five hours in the "black
hole," one of the smallest and black
est cells, with the manacles on her
hands, forced to stay in a cramped
?position, neither standing nor sitting,
a prize of $100. A student from the
Emerson College of Oratory volun
teered, and remained the entire time.
She was to 'be seen on the .upper
dack all last week wearing a con
vict's cap, and ready to answer any
questions concerning her harrowing
experiences. She was from Illinois,
and had the middle western practi
cal mind. It was nothing to her, seem
ingly, that she had the courage to
take the challenge. She did it solely
for the reward, since she needed the
money for her tuition. I talked to
her for some time about expression,
while a crowd of people waited \to
ask her about the strange experience
she had had. A trained nurse was
kept just outside her door, to release
her in case she wished to give up the
undertaking. One hour out of the
twenty-five she was taken up on deck
for air and exercise. She said she
went to sleep there standing up, so
exhausted was she from the close
The convict ship was like a real
bit of the past brought to light, in
teresting to the student of history,
to the reformer and-to anyone with
a love of the human race and sympa
thy for its sufferings.
25 St. Stephens Street,
Fall Term Court pf General
The court of general sessions con
vened Monday morning, with Hon.
W. H. Townsend as presiding judge.
Solicitor T. C. Callison, Stenogra
pher O. B. Anderson and the other
court officials were promptly at their
respective posts of duty and the:
court machinery was set in motion
without hindrance or delay.
The solicitor handed out a num
ber of indictments and the grand
jury returned true. bilrsr- in the fol
lowing cases.: . . .. v . ..
prohibition law: F. Pierce Ouzts,
violating the prohibition law; Perry
Butler, murder; Luther Byrd, house
breaking and larceny; William Scott,
murder; Charlie Diggs, disposing of
property under lien.
Luther Byrd pleaded guilty to the
charge of housebreaking and larceny
and was sentenced to one year on
the county chaingang.
Aaron Hill who was charged with
murder was found guilty of man
slaughter and given a sentence of
10 years on county chaingang. The
state was represented by Solicitor
Callison and the defendant by Mr. J.
Alfred McGhee was convicted of
violating the prohibition law and
given a sentence of 6 months in the
penitentiary or for a like period on
the public works of Edgefield county.
When three months of sentence has
been served the remaining time is to
be suspended during good behavior.
The state was represented by the so-'
licitor and the defendant by Mr. C.
Elisha Adams was convicted of
manslaughter and given a sentence
of 7 years on chaingang. The state
was represented by Solicitor Calli
son and Mr. T. B. Greneker and the
defendant was represented by Mr. J.
Charlie Diggs pleaded guilty to
disposing of a bale of cotton under
mortgage and was sentenced to 30
days on the chaingang.
M. Wright Holston pleaded guilty
to the charge of violating the pro
hibition law and was given a sentence
of six months in the state peniten
tiary, four months to be suspended
during good behavior after two
months have been served.
Mr. J. M. Bryant was acquitted
of the charge of disposing of prop
erty under lien. The state was repre
sented by the solicitor and the de
fendant by Mr. C. T. Burnett.
At the hour of going to press the
court is engaged with the trial of
Elias Barnes and three other negroes
for killing a negro near the home of
Mr. S. A. Brunson about a year ago.
Thc defendants are represented by
Mr. J. H. Cantelou, Mr. S. McG.
Simkins and Mr. C. T. Burnett and
the State by Solicitor Callison.
The grand jury has completed its
work and its report is published in
RED OAK GROVE.
Rev. T. E. Seago Improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bus*
sey Will Move to An
derson. S. C.
A goodly number from Red Oak
Grove had arranged to attend the
divisional meeting at Modoc last Sa.t
urday but were very much' disap
pointed by the inclement weather.
The friends of our pastor, Rev. T..
E. Seago will be pleased to leam
this his condition is very much im
proved and that he hopes to fill his
appointment here next Saturday andi
There have been several cases of'
chills and fever in this section late
ly, bu tno Dengue fever, as was at
one time apprehended.
Quite a good deal of moving andi
exchanging places will begin soon
around here ,getting ready for 1923,
which will not take away any of our
neighbors. We have none to spare;;.,
we need them all.
Miss Lullie Timmerman accompa
nied by her brother, Henry were
ples.sant visitors in the home of their
aunt, Mrs. Lamb, last Friday night
Mrs. Mamis Bussey has gone for
a visit to her daughters, Mrs. J. T..
and Mrs. Walter Griffis at Cleora.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bussey were
guests, of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tim
merman last Sunday.
Mr. Brooks Doolittle and Mr.
Oneal Timmerman . made a business
trips to Augusta last Thursday.
Mrs. W. M. Agner has returned"
from Edgefield where she visited her:
daughter, Mrs. Livingston Bailey.
Flat Rock Sunday school regrets
the departure of Mr. Henry Bussey.
as he leaves soon for Anderson....
where he and his good wife.swil?..
spend . the winter 'with, their.;, daught
er/. Mrs . Rastus /Thomas.
.'"Miss?sv.Hair. ' and '* Tarrant^- ;tpur;c,
arranging a plan by which' to' enable;?
them to replenish books for thei.li
brary. We feel sure their efforts.,
will meet with hearty cooperation^
for there is nothing more helpful
than good reading matter in the
homes of children. We well remem
ber when our father and mother
sought good books for us to read. Af
ter lessons for next day at school
were finished, they used to read
aloud around the fireside and every
child knew to be quiet. The class of
reading as now in mind was Scottish
Chiefs, Robinson Crusoe, Christian
Repository, Arkansas Traveler, Pic
torial Bible, Commentator and Well
springs of Truth, and Sunday morn
ings the Sunday schools lessons were
Mrs. Sally Jay Dies at
Mrs. Sally Riley Jay died at the
home of her son, A. C. Jay, in Har
mony section last Friday morning at
six o'clock after a lingering illness,
of two months.
Mrs. Jay had been in fairly good
health until two months ago when
she was forced to her bcd and de
spite of the most careful nursing;
and medical attention her condition
gradually grew worse until the end.
came. At first there were hopes of
her. recovery, due to the hard strug
gling and never ceasing prayer. Fri
day morning, however, attending
physicians gave up ail hope.
Beloved by all who knew her, re
presenting as she did, that lovable
character of womanhood, Mrs. Jay's
death will be a great shock to her
many friends in Saluda county. A
devout member . of the Methodist
church of Butler in Saluda, her life
was. devoted to her family, her
church and . the betterment of the
community in which she lived.
Mrs. Jay was preceded to the
grave by her husband a great num
ber of years. Mrs. Jay is survived h^
six sons and one daughter.. Funeral
services were conducted at the Har
mony Methodist .church .Saturday
morning at ll o'clock with Rev. D
W. Kellar officiating.
E. D. H.
FOR SALE: Wyckoff-Barron sin
gle comb white Leghorn cockerels^
February and March hatch. $2.50
Mrs. GEO. F. MIMS