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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMEER 11,1912
NO. 45
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Entertainment by Cemetery As
sociation. -Christmas Box
Sent to Missionary. Mar
riage at Parsonage.
A very pleasant evening was had
on last Friday at Turner hall and a
large crowd was present. The hall
was arranged into a social parlor,
dining hall and several booths, and
the entertainment was given by the
members of the cemetery associa
. tion to provide funds. The booth of
the W. C. T. TL was beautiful in
pure white and decorated in lillies
and roses and the booth for sweets
was all in red, with crimson blos
soms, and the effect of it all made
a pretty scene, and music was pro
vided. After all had partaken of the
various refreshmentsv an old time
spelling bee afforded much merri
ment. Two long lines were formed,
and standing, were the teaohers,
preachers, young gentlemen and
ladies, and the old folks as well,
with Mrs. L. C. Latimer to eive
out the words. Numerous catch
words were given and the lines be
gan to fall away, and Mrs. J. A.
Kirby was the last one to stand.
$53.00 was realized from the e'nter
tam ment.
Miss Hortense Padgett of Edge
field spent the week here.
Mrs. Piokens Kinard of Green
wood visited relatives here recently.
Miss Josephine Mobley spent the
first of the week in Augusta.
The Y. W. A.'s of the Baptist
church are sending this week to
Miss Grace Clifford, their mission
ary at Oklahoma, Indian Territory,
a Christmas box of toyB and other
attractive articles for her to dis
tribute to the little Indian children
that come within her notice.
Mr. Capers Mitchel, who has been
sick during the summer and fall
irionthf, weDt, pwr to .Colombia
"*"S?Turd?y for medical treatment. He
was accompanied by his brother,
Mr. Smater Mitchel.
Mrs. W. C. Bailey of Ellenton
has been visiting her mother, Mrs.
J. M. Denny.
Misses Clara and Maud Sawyer
and Elise Crouch and Messrs. Shep
pard Jones and L. S. Maxwell went
ever to Columbia on Wednesday
evening to see"The trail of the lone
some pine."
Mr. and Mrs. P, N. Lott have
been spending: a few days at Der
ring, Ga., with their daughter, Mrs.
St. Julian Harris.
Mrs. Chas. Early of Florence is
expected this week to spend some
time with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Satcher.
Mrs. Hilliary Grant has returned
from a visit to her mother at Mul
lins.
Mr. Thomas Stansell, a former
resident, but now of Greenville, was
here a few days of the past week.
He is now a "Knight of the Grip."
Mrs. H. W. Crouch has returned
from a visit to friends in Leesville.
On Wednesday of the past week
Miss Lula Johnson and Mr. Ward
law Fulmer were married at the
Lutheran parsonage by Rev. P. E.
Monroe.
Miss Angelle Andrews spent this
week in Augusta with relatives.
Rev. and Mrs. Geo. White of
North Augusta, were here last week
with relatives.
Mrs. Rufus Dorn, of Meeting
Street, was brought here on Satur
day and carried on the evening
train to the Augusta hospital to un
dergo an operation. Her life had
been despaired of, and the operation
was a very difficult one but news
comes that she passed through suc
cessfully and hopes are entertained
for her recovery.
Miss Lylie LaGrone spent a few
days of the past week in Batesburg
with Mrs. W. A. Cooner.
"And so you are an ex-slave,"
said the traveler in the South, ac
cording to the New York Sun."
*'And when the war was ended you
got your freedom."
"No, sub," responded Uncle Eras
tus, 'Ah didn't get no freedom.
Ah was married."
"Albert, what did your sister say
when you told her I was in the par
lor waiting?" inquired the hopeful
young man.
"Nothin', but she took a ring off
.ns finger and put it on another."
Dunovant-LaBorde Wedding
The Presbyterian church he
has been the scene of a number
beautiful weddings, but none
which more sincere interest w
evidenced than in the marriage <
Wednesday afternoon of Miss Elli
Dunovant to Dr. Oscar LaBori
of Columbia. The church was ft
ol relatives and friends.
The decorations around the cha
eel and windows were most tasl
fully arranged in white and gree
the soft light giving a twilig'
effect to the enchanting ??cene.
The ushers were Dr. Rhett Nie
olson, Messrs. Pierre LaBorde, i
Columbia, W. L. Dnnovant, Ji
and John C. Barrie, of Sparta;
burg. A very unique and beau ti f
musical program was provided b
the piano, violin and voice. Mr
W. C. Lynch at the piano rtnderc
in very appropriate style, the accon
panimants for "Schubert's Ser
nade," and "All for you," sung jb
Miss Lula Tisdale. A violin obligi
to by Mr. Buist Anderson of Spai
tanburg added sweet melody an
beauty to the selection.
Lohengrin's Bridal chorus, c
piano and violin announced +1:
coming of the bridal party, il
bridesmaids entering from opposil
doors and taking their places in tl
chancel facing the congregatioi
Each carried a magnificent bouquc
of delicate pink carnations an
ferns, tied with pink tulle. Th
bridesmaids' dresses were of whil
charmeuse with lace drapery. Fire
came Miss Anna LaBorde of Colun
bia, then in succession, Misses Eiiza
beth and Henrietta Anderson, c
Spa rtanburg, Miss Sallie Dunovac
of Edgefield. Miss Louise Bro wi
mg of Union and Miss Lillia
Nicholson of Edgefield. The brid
entered with her maid of honoi
MisB Annie L. Green of Newberrv
and the groom with his brother, J
Carroll LaBorde. The maid of hon
or ^rore a gown of pink charmeus
with piuk-iaeo drapery, -The bride'
dress was made of white brocadet
charmeuse with real lace drapery
and pearl ornaments. Her only jew
elry was a circlet of pearls an<
diamonds, the gift of the groom
She earried a shower bouquet ol
bride roses and ferns.
The ceremony was performed bj
Rev. E. C. Bailey, and the part]
passed out of the church to tht
strains of Mendelssohn's wedding
march..
Immmediitely after the ceremo
ny about sixty cuesta attended tht
reception at the home of the bride'?
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant. This was a most delightful oc
casion and a congenial companj\
Fruit punch was served by Misses
Emily Strother and Miriam Norris,
and afterwards an elaborate salad
course followed by Charlotte Russe
and cake.
The gifts were very attractively
arranged in the long, historic, and
spacious hall, arning thi/tn bein<i
many costly and beautiful pieces of
cut glass, hand painted china and
silver from relatives of these popu
lar young people. The shower bou
quet of bride roses and ferns be
came the possession of Miss Anna
LaBorde of Columbia, as the bride
left the assembled guests to piepare
for her departure.
The out-of-town guests were:
Miss Sophie Carroll of Columbia,
Max and Jean B. LaBorde and U.
R. Brooks, Jr., Misses Anna and
Linnie LaBorde and Mrs. A. C.
Moore of Columbia, Miss Harriett
Moore and Buist Anderson of Spar
tan burg.
Dr. and Mrs. LaBorde left on the
evening train to Augusta, thence
tor a trip south. The going away
gown was a stylish Burgundy whip
cord, with hat of silver gray and
garnet.
Dr. and Mrs. LaBorde will make
their home in Columbia with the
Misses Carroll for the present.
Dr. LaBorde has visited Edgefield
often in the past few years, and his
?reniai, affable disposition has won
the hearts of many people in Edge
field whom he met. Miss Dunovant
is the only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, and has
been considered from her childhood
a model of all that was desirable
in a young woman. She is a first
honor graduate of the college for
Women in Columbia, is a musician
and practical as well. During the
past year she was a member of the
faculty of the S. C. C. I.
K ?
Notes on the U. D. G Conven
tion Held in Charleston Last
Week.
Edgefield should be proud of her
young contingent in Charleston at
the Confederate Home College:
Misses Mary Strother and Elise
Lake are Seniors in that noble In*
stitution and are officers in the new:
ly oreanized chapter TL D. C.;
Both of these young ladies wei?
delegates to the convention, Miss
Strother reading the report Th'ej
Charleston News and Courie?r
speaking of this report says. 'Con
federal Home College Chapter,
Charleston probably received the
greatest amount of applause. The
two young ladies who were there a*
delegates attracted wide attention,]
as much for their own personaf
charms as for the interest attached
to the institution they represented,
an institution which is very dear to
the hearts of the South Carolina
division. Miss Strother made thii
report for the college chapter sayj?.
ing that the chapter had fifteen
members, and had only just begu?r
work, but that they hoped to bav?
a good report to make at the nex?
annual convention."
Thes? young ladies were also
honored by being with the recciyj
ing party at the very beautiful Te-^
ception tendered the Charleston
chapter and the convention by the
Confederate Home College.
An interesting event of this ocoa
sion was the reunion of some of
the "old girls." Two of these had
lost sight of each other completely
in tne thirty-six years since thea
had met and had worked through
the convention in the same hall nqf
knowing each other by their present
names and it w as a happy hour for.
these two "girls" of forty yearsj
ago when they were brought ia*
gether by another
Mc Whirler of Jonesville, formerly
Miss Hattie Fripp of Charleston.
Edgefield was honored in the choice
of one of the two new officers cho
sen for while she is now in Colum
bia, yet Mrs. TJ. R. Brooks still
claims ber birth-place as home.
Mrs. Brooks was made auditor, re
ceiving 124 of the 127 votes cast.
From a very small beginning
sprung the great "Louise Home"
in Washington, a Home for the
Widows of Confederate Soldiers.
This Historian is proud to chroni
cle the fact that whtn W. W. Cor
coran visited Charleston in 1873 or
1874. At an entertain ment
given by the Confederate Home
School an Edgefield girl was so for
tunate as to attract his notice suf
ficiently by a recitation, as to have
a check for a thousand dollars hand
ed through her as the beginning of
the endowment of the Confederate
Home College. On leaving Char
leston, Mr. Corcoran was so im
pressed that he founded the Louis?
Home and on his death left a legacy
of $5,000 to the Charleston Home
and a sum to the beloved Amy
Snowden, founder of the institution.
If only Edgefield would entertain
the convention next yearl As yet
no place has been assigned. Why
not beg for thiB honor? If Edge
field can put on such an attraction
as our fair aud fair parade, surely
she ?js public spirited enough to
have this splendid body of women.
Mrs. White of the Johnston chap
ter, which belongs to Edgefield soil
offered the beautifully gotten up
resolutions of thanks at the con
vention.
The Edgefield delegates Mrs. J.
D. Holstein, Mrs. Mamie Tillman
and the writer were royally enter
tained and for two days after the
convention their time was taker up
with delightful social engagements.
A. A. W.
Underwent Surgical Operation.
Mrs. J. B. Dorn, the mother of
Mr. W. Horace Dorn, was taken
sudde ly ill at Johnston last Tuesday
and was hurried to the hospital in
Augusta where she underwent a
surgical operation on Wednesday.
Mr. Dorn went down and spent
Sunday with his mother. The daily
reports which he receives from the
hospital authorities state that she
is slowly but steadily improving.
Her Edgefield friends hope that she
will soon be fully restored to health.
Original and Interesting Ac
count of Fleet Week in Char
leston.
Accompanied by Mrs. S. Mc
Gowan Simkins and Francis, 1
-?pent a delightful time in Charlestoi.
Fleet Week, as guest of Mrs. Sabina
Rutherford Jones on east batterv
This "old World," delightful and
unique eily of whom all Caroli
nians aie justly pround was literal
ly wrapped in United States flags,
ihe post office, Charleston hotel, al)
stores up and down King and Meet
ing streets, all rigs, automobiles,
even floating from sacred St. Mich
ael's, floated "old glory."
Charleston harbor, after Hamp
ton Roads is one of the finest in
America.
Mrs. Jones, Francis and myself
went out in a Carolina club house
launch and went on the battleship
Utah. It was a grand, imposing
visit. Going up the ladder of rope,
we went on deck and below deck.
Myriads of sailors we passed, all of
them looking like mere boys, some
barefoot sc ibbing the floors, and
ambling of tar, but most of them
neat, all courteous. We saw huge
cannon, looked into the wireless
station room, mess rooms, bunks,
passed the captain and grand look
ing officers. Everybody gave a
greeting to the butting goat, the
mascot.
I had the cold shivers as I looked
over the railing at the green 6ea
water beneath this mighty warlike
man-of-war, and breathed free
when I gained terra firn.a. The
harbor was a magnificent sight.
All night those 12 battle ships lit
up a blaze of light. Day ind night
on the streets sailors thronged.
The grand parade, or drill of 10,
000 soldiers and sailors through
the streets waa most beautiful, and
graceful ofiioers on horse-back and
foot kept perfect time. Bands
I^Sn the Windows along
Meeting weres hage' cakes ' with or
namental icing with rows of sail
ors circling around, and in icing,
"our sailors they take the cake."
In the evening under the electric
lights the ball costumes of black,
white, pink and blue draped and
trimmed in rhine stones were charm
ingly exhibited.
We went to the Charleston hotel
with its flacs and lights and min
gled with the guests and listened to
the music. The Charleston hotel
carpets, rugs, hangings, ceilings all.
seemed to be rose tinted, and mirrors
greeted one everywhere.
Ma nolia cemetery we went to
one bright morning. We walked
through thia city of the dead, its
century old live-oaks, making these
windy ways look dark and mourn
ful. Some of those marbles were
transported from Italy. Roses were
blooming everywhere, arid on the
tombs were carved names which
have made Carolina's history. Most
interesting was the Egyptian like
vault of grey stone, belonging to
the Vander-Horst family. We went
to Hampton Park, and watched the
blaok and white swans dive and
skim in the lake, and saw the gar
deners set out hyacinth bulbs.
One morning we visited the Na
val station md admired the hand
some homes where the officers and
their families resided. Another day
at the Music Hall, we went to a
matinee. The play was "Excuse
Me" and was quite laughable and
bright.
We took a look at old St. Mich
ael's with its old revolutionary pul
pit and sounding-board and funny
old pews, and the stained windows
rich and dark. Vanner-Horst and
other historic names were on the
time stained tables. Then we sought
the salt water once more and spent
an afternoon on Isle of Palms and
watched the gret-n waves and white
caps roll in from the weird, the
beautiful ocean. How restful to
tired humanity, are the life givimr
sea-winds and salt-air. We went
sight-seeing to the lovely Mar
guerite Villa on South Battery where
Misses Helen and Raven Lewis re
side. These apartments in the
Marguerite Villa are rich in tapes
tries, frescoes and rich paintings.
Among these isa rare portrait of!
Mrs. Andrew Siraonds, who is now
married to a wealthy northern man.
In the court of this handsome home
is a miniature fairy lake tilled with
gold fish and large palms and ferns.
Wealthy northerners were guests at
this attractive place. We dined at
the Middleton's on Atlantic street.
? felt that the dinner was served in
the spirit and grace of thereat aris
tocrat, and the portrait of Arthur
Middleton of ievolutionary deeds
of valor looked down from the
walls. Mrs. Jones made a delight
ful hostess and we shall not forget
her.
Amone: the throng of people that
we passed on the streets I was glad
to meet my pretty little nieces, Ma
ry Stiotber and Elise Lake.
M. E. L.
A South Carolina Asset.
Jerry H. Moore, of Mars Bluff,
S. C., has become quite a lively and
valuable asset of that Sute. In
1910 he broke the world's record in
corn growing by boys in raising on
une acre of land 228 bushels and
three pecks of corn. In the past
10 years the average yield of corn
per acre in South Carolina has
been 13.9 bushels. The achieve
ment of Jerry gave South Carolina
a nation-wide advertisement, and
the next year, in spite of unseasona
ble conditions, he led in a one-acre
contest by boys and raised 164.46
bushels, netting him $126, the
greatest yield per acre made by
any of the 12 men and boys of the
State .vho entered the contest. The
presence of Jerry, with his record
of such results, at the National
Corn Exposition in Columbus, 0.
in 1911 was a factor in the selec,
tion of Columbia, S. C., as the
place for the next National Corn
Exposition, January 27-February 9,
1913, and his presence for five
days at the land show last month
in Chicago was calculated to in
crease interest in the exposition.
The Chicago Tr.buue devoted near
ly a column to the possible effects
of Jerry's achievements as viewed
by financiers directly interested in
rhlm?a^if?>yug asset, anti S?HV
Middle West needed about i00,OQQ
boys'like him. Edmund D. Hul
bert saw in Jerry's record an incen
tive to more intensive farming with
all the economic and social advan
tages involved.
It is hardly possible for all the
corn lands in the South or in any
other section to produce in any one
season anything like an average of
228 bushels to the acre. But it is
quite within the range of possibili
bility for the South to average one
third of that production to the acre.
In 1910, the year when the South
made its largest crop, 1,285-115,
U00 bushels, the average yield per
acre was 22.6 bushels. This year
fix Southern States-Kentucky, Ma
ryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Tex
as and West Virginia-exceeded
their average acre production of
corn of 1910. Maryland lcd the
South, with a production of 30.5
bushels to the acre. But in that
State a record of 75 bushels to the
acre was made near Baltimore
through the application of science
to farming. That was more than
twice the average for Maryland
and more than thiee times the av
erage for the whole South. If the
average for the whole South had
been merely two-thirds the Mary
land record mentioned, the crop of
the South would have been f,550,
000,000 bushels-more than twice
the actual Southern crop and with
in 619,000,000 of the actual crop
of. 1912 in the whole country.
These are possibilities which the
corn exposition at Columbia should
accentuate.
Interest Consumes Deposit.
The leading negroes of a Geor
gian town started a bank and invi
ted persons of their race to become
customers. One day a darkey, with
his shoes run down at the heels, a
irallus over one shoulder and a cot
ton shirt, showed up at the bank.
"Se here," he said, "I want mah
ten dollars."
"Who is yuh?" asked the cash
ier.
"Mah name's Jim Johnson, an' I
wants dat ten dollars."
"Villi ain't got no money in this
here bank" said the cashier, after
looking over his books.
"Yes I has," insisted the visitor,
"I put ten dollars in here six months
ergo."
"Why, man, puh shure is fool
ish. De intrist done et dat up long
ergo."-Chicago Daily Sketch.
BUSY CLARK'S HILL,
Large Acreage in Oats, Two
Mules Drowned. Fine Corn
Yield. Very Fine School
Building.
We are glad to notice so meela
about oat sowing tbronghont onr
county. I ara glad to say more aro
being" sowed by our farmers than 1
have ever known and they are pas
ting them in better. The one-horse
plow is almost a thing of the past.
All are breaking the land with two
horse and three-horse plows, fol
lowing with disc harrows and quite
a number the grain drill. One di
our farmers has plowed his land np
with an engine and it certainly d?a
pretty work. We are glad to say
quite a lot of this grain is being
sowed on the bills. The best oats
that were grown in our midst tfirs
year were grown by W. H. Ryan ota
the hill.
Mr. E. L. Fouche had quite a.
misfortune to come upon him a few
days ago. He sent one of his hands
with teams across the river opposite
Clark's Hill and soon after the boat
left the bank one of the mules be
came frightened and' backed the
wagon and other mules out into *ha
liver and both were drowned. The
wagon was gotten out next
morning.
Mr. Fouche has just completed
an up-to-date saw-mill and has pfae
ed it in the fork of the creek. Will
begin sawing to-day for the Geor
gia Carolina Power Company. .Ha
has quite a large contract to saw for
them, it requiring about two yenrs
to finish it. We hope he will soon
make good his lusa with his pav
ings. Our agricultural club met
Saturday and upon agreement with
the members we would give him
825.00.
O ur. far mers are through gather
ing and sowing o?.ts and. are now
year, a few', yoong, trees arc bei;:?;
pnt out and some old OTK?S are hi
ing destroyed. It reminds one ??
the human lives, the young taking
the place of the old.
Hurrah forEdgefieid county far
mers, take off your hats to your
county. Are you not proud that
you live in such a corn growing
county. Think of it, of the nine
prizes offered by the Augusta corn
show last week our county came cf?
with eight of them. Must we stop
ut that? No, but we must make "a
record at the corn Exposition which
is io be held in Columbia in Janu
ary and if we will continue to go
forward we will have a Jerry HOOIB
budy in our county in a few year*.
Another worthy of mention is the
peas that wou the $700.00 jersey
cow by W. M. Rowland of Augus
ta made on his Edgefield coun
ty farm. Although he had oue
plantation m Columbia Co. (Ja.,
and another in Burke, he thought
best to grow his peas on this aide of
the river. We grow the finest
peaches in the world, why not any
thing else and I believe will do so
in a few years.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bunch will
soon begin work to remodel their
beautiful old home. We all think
it pretty now but when the y fin
ish it will indeed be modern and.
up-to-date.
Our beloved christian fj?ejQ^ W?
R. Leggat attended the State^coV
vention last week at AbbcvjUe.
We are sorry to report that he andi
Mrs. Laggat will soon leave and go
back to Mexico. We do hope they
will reconsider and stay on in C'arfni
Hill as we would miss them so
much.
The prettiest thing in our town
now is our school building v<ftrch
was completed la it week by being
beautifully painted. A very pr?t?
ty upright pian?' was also placed if
the music room for the benefit of
our girls who have gene toso much
troubled be taught music in the
past. The trustees have also had
wood cut and put in the IIOUHO for
the winter, and weare very proud o?
school. There may be as good
building in the county but no bel
ter. There may be also a? good
teachers but I am sure none better.
We want our County Superinten
dent to come and see us aud we
would like to have our State
perintendent come.
"A..
Clark's Hill, S. C.

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