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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25.1913
Mrs. Williams Entertained in
Honor of Mrs. Ouzts. Pi
Tau and New Century
One of the most beautiful recep
tions given daring the season was
that of ?Viday, when Mrs, Frances
Howard Williams entertained for
her ister, Mrs. Wilmot B. Onzts.
Theocolor motif of pink and white,
the same as used at the Smith
Oazts wedding, was well carried
ont. The mantels were banked in
foliage and flowers, and tall vases
of pink roses lent charm to
the already pretty rooms. 150 invi
tations were issued, the matrons
calling between 5 and 6 o'clock, and
the young ladies from 6:30 to 7:30
o'clock. The receiving party stood
.within the parlor and with Mrs.
Williams were Mrs. Ouzts and Mis
ses Carrie Spearman, Orlena Cart
ledge and Nina Ouzts. Mrs. Ouzts
?wore a Parisian gown of yellow
charmeuse, the opening front show
ing the costly lace under drapery,
with yellow satin slippers and
gloves to match. The oilier ladies
in the receiving line and those as
sisting the hostess wore lovely toi
lets, and the whole scene, with the
150 or more prettily gowned ladies,
the soft lights and beautiful cos
tumes was pleasant to look upon. In
the dining roum, Tutti Frutti cream
and cake were served by four mai
dens, in pink and white, Misses
Frances and Bessie Ford Turnar,
Loise Boyd and Bettie Waters,
Miss Loise Hoyt serving the mints;
The table had for its cover, one of
Renaissance lace over pink satin,
?with a huge bowl of pink 3nd white
sweet peas. At the four corners were
eompotes of mints, pink satin bows
-^acWruing ?ietoTTTne guestiTp?ssed
from the dining room oat into the
Largia where punch was served by
Misses Flora Kenny and Ola Smith.
During the entire time sweet music
was wafted from the living room.
Mrs. Mary Ashley was here re
cently enrouce to Aiken for a few
weeks stay with Mrs. Ashley,
whose son was drowned in the surf
at Sullivan's Island. Mrs. Ashley's
husband was a brother of the un
fortunate young man.
Mrs. J. W. Browne was hostess
for the Pi Tau club on Wednesday
afternoon and the cool interior of
her home, with the flower laden at
mosphere, lent enjoyment and com
fort to the warra afternoon, and all
were refreshed with fruit nectar
upon entering. Progressive Rook
?was played, and after cards were
laid aside, the hostess invited all in
to the dining room where a salad
coarse followed by ices and cake
was served. .The honor guests were
Mrs. Wilmot B. Ouzts and Miss
Carrie Spearman, of Newberry.
Miss Elise Crouch at is home from
a three week's visit to a class mate
In a letter to a friend, Mrs.
James A. Richardson tells of her
success iu poultry raising, on their
ranch at Concord, Cal. At San
Francisco, she purchased from the
hatchery 600 cLicks, besides these
already having 200 fryers. The
shipping market is splendid.
Misses Alma and Bertha Wood
ward have as their week'end guests
Misses Watd and Crews, of Atlan
ta, Bessie Carswell, of Augusta and
Misses Edwards and Hill, of New
man, Ga., and Rainey, of Angusta.
Mr. Frank Bland is enjoying a
vacation at Brunswick, Ga., at the
home of his aunt, Mrs. Schumpert.
Miss Sara Oxner is the guest of
her cousin, Mrs. Herbert Eidson.
Miss Theora Fleming, of Gaines
ville, Fla., is expected soon to visit
her sister, Mrs. J- W. Marsh.
Miss Fannie Sheppard of Edge
field visited Miss Josephine Mob
ley during the past week.
Mr. Marion Williams, of Aagus
ta, spent Sunday here with his sis
ter, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt.
Mrs. Charles F. Pechman, who
bas been ill, is considered much
Mr. and Mrs. Sumter Wright of
Greenwood spent a few days of the
past week here with relatives.
Mrs. Lillie Sale Andrews enter
tained the members of the New
Cental y Club on Tuesday afternoon,
and an hour or more was spent with
this pleasant hostess. A guessing
contest of "Shakespeare," was had,
the answers being the names of the
different plays. Miss Raby Strother
gave the most correct paper, and
was presented with the prize, a
book, "Brilliants from Shakes
peare. " Ices and cake was enjoyed
at che conclusion.
>;The officers of the coming year
for the New Century Club were re
cently elected and are Mrs. F. M.
Boyd, president; Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
vice-president; Mrs. W. A. Kirby,
recording secretary; Miss Zena
Payne, corresponding secretary;
Miss Mallie Waters, treasurer; Mrs.
James Strother, critic and Mrs.
James White, librarian.
Mrs. Mike Crouch complimented
Miss Fannie Pratt Andrews with a
porch party on Wednesday after
noon, and progressive Rook was en
joyed, Miss Elberta Bland receiving
the prize, a dainty fan. Ice cream
and pound cake was served.
Miss Mabel Cooner, of Green
wood and Loise Wharton, of Co
lumbia, have been guests of Miss
The obstacle of distance has be
come well nigh eliminated now-a
days by the splendid facilities for
travel and the good roads. But there
is another way in which to forget
distances, and that is to be greatly
interested in the end of the journey.
Love has proven this long ago or
there would not be so many happy
young people continually makiBg
selections at long range, and as
many consenting to add to Edge
field's joy by becoming a valued
part of our village life.
On Friday afternoon, having pre
viously received invitations to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Nich-1
olson at "Forest Home," a large
number of ladies from Edgefield
and the surrounding country re
paired lo that picturesque spot
where Mr. and Mrs. Albeit Nich
olson had J i vedf or g 8Q_nianvjg?ajfl?
"fiere the bridal recept?orf^?r Mrs.
A. R. Nichoteoo, Jr., was held.
Although the distance is about
8 miles, the drive was delightful
and the roads in splendid condition,
and during the appointed hours a
very congenial number of friends
were coming and going, and being
cordially received and welcomed
by the gracious members of the
Nicholson family. In the darkened
parlor, lit by the mellow glow of
candles, the happy company found
the bride and Mrs. Ora Rives Nich
olson, the hostess, and Mrs. Albert
Nicholson. Sr. who had their happy
welcome of the guests repaid by the
many expressions to the younger
Mrs. Nicholson of welcome to our
town (and hearts.
As the guests were succeeded by
others comiug in, they repaired to
the hall, where refreshing fruit
punch was graciously served by
Miss Mary Adams Hughes, and in
the dining ? room where the color
scheme was pink and white, ice
cream and cake in the same colors
were daintily served. Altogether it
was a very delightful occasion. Dr.
and Mrs. Nicholson are living at
their pleasant home in south Edge
field, where we hope they will spend
mauy, many happy years together.
In Memory of Little Elizabeth
On Monday evening June 2, 1913,
at 3.30 o'clock the death Angel
entered the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Johnson and saw fit to take
their precious little daughter Eliza
beth aged 21 months, after an ill
ness of only two weeks.
Elizabeth was a sweet and attrac
tive child and loved by every one
who knew her. The ways of God
are often mysterious and hard to be
borne, but we should be submis
sive to his will knowing that God
doeth all things weil. How thought
ful we should fee! to know that lit
tle Elizabeth is now among the
millions of Angels surrounding the
great white throne of God.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our homes,
Which never can be filled,
God in his wisdom bas recalled
The boon her love had given
And though the body slumbers here
The soul is nafe in heaven.
It was bard to give Elizabeth up,
a little darling so pure and sweet.
But she is one more Angel that will
be waiting papa and mamma to
Kirksey, S. C.
Mr. Zimmerman to Leave Edge
field and to be Succeeded
by Mr. Clippard.
Having heard it rumored that
there would be a change made in
the management of the Beaver Dam
plant, of the Parker Cotton Mills
Company here at Edgefield, and
knowing that this would be of. in
terest to oar people, we have inter
viewed Mr. B. F. Zimmerman, who
ha* had the management of this
property for the past four years.' or
since the property was bought at
receivers sale in the eu m mer of
He has stated that it is true that
on or about August 1st, he will be
transferred lo the Victor and Mona
ghan groupe of 8 mills, in the Pied
mont sealion of the state, and that
their capable and efficient cotton
mill superintendent, Mr. L. L.
Clippard, will be promoted to the
management of both the cotton and
cotton oil mills. In this connection
Mr. Zimmerman stated that this
promotion is deserved by Mr.
Mr. Clippard has been with the
company directly under Mr. Zim
merman and he has every reason to
believe that he is capable, and
knows him to be a man of high
toned Christian character, and that
he will make good in his new posi
tion, if he receives the same loyal
encouragement and help they have
shown their local industry. v
Mr. Zimmerman further says 4In
this connection I want lo state, that
while 1 go to another field, I will
still be indirectly conn?eted with
this plant, and will come here from
time to time.. to advise with Mr.
Clippard for the best interest of ali
concerned, and ask lor bira the
same kind consideration from my
friends that they hsi?^hown me,
no one could ask m?f&'
say I have never lived among a
people for whom (as a wholey) I
have had a higher regard. And
while I consider ita promotion that
I cannot disregard, it will be hard
est to leave them of any friends I
have ever made. 1 will cherish their
friendship while I live, and will re
member the four years spent at
Edgefield, with all its strenuous
work and care, as four of the most
pleasant years of a life time.
'T again thank you for your
support and friendly act?, and ask
that this be extended to my [success
or, if you will."
The Confederate Re-union at
The people of Chfckamauga did
themselves proud in the way they
cared for the veterans and visitors
at the re-union. I never attended
one before where citizens of all
ages and both sexes seemed to es
teem it both a duty and a pleasure
to minister to the wants of the
strangers within their gates. No,
not strangers, for the guests this
time were old Confederate soldiers,
mest of whom had visited the city
before in the fearful time of war.
And when I, as oue of these, saw
upon returning, the whole city ris
ing to do us honor, with hat in
hand, I bowed my thanks, to the
young men and maidens, to the old
men and matrons, and to all the
people of that historic city, who
received us so cordially and enter
tained us so hospitably. During
our stay, each battered con
federate veteran felt he was in the
house of his friends. So I give my
love to Chattanooga! Weall breath
ed a welcome in the air, the cur
rents of the beautiful river, flowing
by the city murmured their pleas
ure at our presence, and these ma
jestic mountains, standing as state
ly guardians over battle-fields made
historic by the blood of her heroes,
gave acquiescence to their gladness
and their joy, at the presence of
these survivers of the confederate
armies. Everybody had a good
time, if not it surely was meir fault,
for with one acclaim both man and
nature bade us truest welcome.
The most inspiring sight of the
whole re-union was to see those
graceful and cultured girls, ma-ch
ing in the parade with the veterans,
glad to pay honor to the men who
helped to write the most brilliant
page in all military history, a page,
that will grow brighter as time
rolls on, and as people become bet
ter acquainted with the details of
this great str ?gie that encircled
W. A. Strom (
tain and \
the confederate soldier with a halo
of imperishable glory, and made
the women of the south greater in
their courage, fidelity and sacrifices
than the women of Saragossa, or
the Hebrew matrons and maidens,
who helped to defend the Holy
City, against the legions of Ves
pasian. After the great battle at
the pass of Thermopylae, where
Leonidas and his three hundred in
trepid Spartans died rather than
yield to the teeming host of Persian
invaders, tradition tell us that there
was a monument erected, on which
was placed the simple inscription,
"Go, Traveler, to Lacedaemon and
tell her that we died here in obe
dience to her laws. But were it
practicable for Tennessee, to erect
a monument upon every battle
field, that bas been enriched by the
blood of many of her best and
bravest sons, this Spartan inscrip
tion could not be placed upon them,
for she has no laws that require
her sons to die on the battle-field,
but where the monuments are erec
ted, this inscription might appro
priately be made to read: Go,
Traveler, to the state of Tennessee,
and tell her that we died here in
defense of her honor.
Again I bow my thanks to the
whole people of Chattanooga, for
their unbounded hospitality, and I
have never known young peo
ple of both sexes who seem to be so
wrapped up in looking after these
old bullet scared veteians as they
did at Chattanooga. God bless
them every one.
"O" youth dream on, the world
is yours, its joys, its laughter, its
song. Thy spirit be gay as aloft it
soars. Dream on, dream soft,
dream sweet, dream long.
In my next will tell of the battle
of Chickamauga, and the battle
above the clouds, on Lookout Moun
J. Russell Wright.
Johnston, S. C.
Agent for Carolina Canners.
I desire to notify the people of
Edgetield county that I am agent
for ib-i Carolina canner. I have two
sizes, 24 48 capacity, which sell for
$12 and $24, respectively. Will be
pleased to sell you one for home
use. I have used one for the past five
years and it has given perfect sat
isfaction. If you will drop me a
card further information will be
furnished. J. H. Bussey, Modoc,
S.C., R. F. D. 6-7-4U
ice of Mr.
m Boles Motin
riew Rear of House
Mrs. Mathis Gave Elegant Din
ing in Honor of her Mother,
One of the prettiest and most en
joyable dinners given in Colliers
was the dinner Mrs. Elbert Bland
Mathis gave in honor of her mother,
Mrs. John Briggs, the occasion be
ing the 68th anniversary of Mrs.
The house was prettily deooraied.
The color scheme irold and while
was carried out with very pretty
I effect in the dining room. On en
tering the dining room the tirst
thing that -utracted one'e attention
were the dates 1845-1913 made of
yellow roses. Dotted here and there
were yellow and white candies. The
table was inviting and attractive.
The birthday cake surrounded by
yellow roses and covered with 68
candles added much to the artistic
About 1 o'clock the guests were
?called to dinner where a delightrUI
repast was]|served. Mrs. Mathis was
assisted by Misses Nona and Ellie
Mathis and Llewellyn Briggs. Later
in the evening cream and o ike were
This is an annual dinner given
Mrs. Briggs and is one that is al
ways enjoyed by the guests present.
North Augusta, S C. \
Thev were speaking of how easy
it is to raise a question of doubt in
the human mind the other afternoon
when Senator Thornton of Louisi
ana recalled the skepticism of little
Little Jimmy, the senator ex
plained, was one of the gladsome
youngsters in a Louisiana school.
During the exercises recently the
teacher told the suhool the story of
the Roman who swam across the
Tiber three times before breakfast.
"Three times! involuntarily said
the wondering Jimmy. Did you nay
three times, Miss Mary?''
"Why, yeo, Jimmy, responded
the teacher. You don't doubt that a
trained swimmer could do it do
"No, ma'am, was the smiling re
ply of Jimmy. I just wondered why
he didn't make it lour and get back
to the side where he left his clothes."
No better buggy made than the
Brookway. Have you ever used
one? Let us show you our stock.
Wilson & Cantelou.
tt?IlU0Uin NEW ?3.
Whooping Cough Subsiding,
Mrs. Hitt Visiting Parents.
Freak Chicken For
We have had many afflictions in
our community since we last wrote
you. Mr. Eddie Strom who has been
desperately ill with typhoid fever
is DOW convalescing. He has been
sick for ten weeks. We are grate
ful indeed to report his condition
We have suffered too dreadfully
in every home with the most fatal
of all children's disease^ whooping
cough. While there is still much
whooping cough occasionally, all
the children have snrvived.
The crops have been looking as
though a complete failure was in
store, but the last few days they
have grown considerably. The har
vest fields have been plentiful How
ever, the oats especially. We don't
feel as though complaining has
been the motto of the almost des
perate at one time farmers but they
seemed very blue at one time. If
the seasons will be provided the
prospects are much belter.
Mrs. J. D. Hughey has been very
unwell for some weeks. We trudt
she may soon come back to our
Mr. Clayton Morgan who has
be^n taking a business course in
Columbia has completed the course
and returned home. His brother
Evan will aUo finish in a few weeks.
Rehoboth uua.-.s of these two en
Wc have just received an invita
tion to the Strom-Clinkseulcs wed
ding. VV? hope these young people
much baopiness for we feel that
Wilbur deserves much. He has a
and we know now a wife is his
lack. They will spend some time in
the mountains and then be with
J. S. Strom in McCormick.
Misses Mabel and Julia Strom
and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Winn will
attend the Strom-Clinkscales wed
ding at Starr, S. C., next Wednes
Mrs. R. M. Hitt and little Doro
thy from Newberry is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Strom.
Mr. C. Strom has a freak chick
en. It has only one wing, lt is rather
peculiar that none of the family
were close enough observers until
one day this week to notice the
chicken which is pie size. Mr.Strom
is counting on exhibiting the freak
at the county fair this fall.
Mr. Editor, our cemetery is beau
tiful no*. We must commend Mr.
Butler Strom for the interest he
takes in beautifying it. There isn't
any city that keeps their cemetery;
as beautifully as ourd.
Miss Lucile Culbreath is at home
from school for the vacation. Mr.
Eugene Paul is expected some time
There is very I" ile news in our
community. The people are begin
ning to think of protracted meetings
Dr. Jeffries will help iVr. Little
john. We pray we will have a revi
val of the members, and that there
will be many converts, I
The Proper Age For Marriage.
"What is the proper age at which
This question has become so
chronic in the women'* departments
of the "yellow" newspapers that a
statistician has gone to considerable
trouble to collect data that *ill en
able the questioners to settle the
subject for themselves. These pre
cedents constitute the result of his
Adam and Eve, 0; Shakespeare,
18; Ben Johnsoe, 31; Franklin, 24;
Mozart, 25; Dante, Kepler, Fuller,
Johnson, Burke, Scott, 2o; Tycho,
Brahe, Bryon. Washington, Bona
parte, 27; Penn and Sterne, 28;
I Linnaeus and Nelson, 20; Burns,
30; Chaucer, Hogarth and Peel, 32;
Wordsworth and Davy, 33; Aris
totle, 36; Sir William Jones and
Wellington, 37; Wilberforce, 38;
Luther, 42; Addison, 44; Wesley
and Young, 47; Swift, 4 0; Buffon,
55; Old Parr, last time, 3 20.
If Adam and Eve married before
they were a year old, and the Vet
eran Parr buckled with a widow at
120, bachelors and spinsters may
wed at any age they like, and find
shelter under great names for either
early er late marriagoe.-Ex.