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ADVOCATES GOOD ROADS.
Prominent Citizen of the West
Side Urges Road Improve
ment by Using Split
t Mr. Editor:- Winter and winter
rains are bringing with them the
ever, fascinating snbject of road*,
good roads, bad roads PTV? wet
roads. Every hustling editor and
venerable journalist feels it his
doty to pen a line on them, the rest
??f os keep a tight line on old dob
bin to lift him out of the hole that
?re find where the road ought to be
^o our text is just roads. Edgefield
county I am told has 2,000 miles of
'hem. The kind that our grand
children's grand children are going
io find plenty of them in their day.
The plain dirt road. Every county
in >j the country is going to
have them for a long time to
come, yet little is said at congress
ur in dietorials of their health and
It seems to me that the big road
question'for Edgefield county and
most other connties just now is the
question of the conservation of
roads. How shall we get the best
use of the roads we have got. With
land assessed at $6.00 per acre and
the dog paying the rest of tbp taxes
welbaven't got many millions to
build good roads we just don't want
any-thing to do with it. Supervisor
Edmnnds last summer went through
this section, and made our roads
. look so fine that it seemed almost a
pity to nae them. Now come tho
winter Tains and being just plain
dirtroads they promise to go back
to their original condition. The
question is bow to . savej^em, how
Tk'now a man that has ? rn i lp
front on the big road. Two years
ago be madp a king road drag from
a split cedar log and ho dragged,
that road, and a good part of it he
?baped np so that it shed water
and stayed dry and hard. Last yrnr
illnpfis provpntpd much work. Thi<
year he hopeo to use that drag and
keep that road almost as good as
Mr. Edmunds left it.
Right tberp lies tho salvation of
? tbp dirt read, in the king split log
j drag. Any man can make one in an
; hour or two and any man can ns**
! one. I am satisfied that one man can
I keep in good condition five and
possibly ton miles of road with one
j of these drags. Every pronertv
J with a road front should have one.
I The county could well afford to a'
? low a reduction in taxes at the rato
of $10 for each mile of toad kepi
j dragged."**" 9 ' " '
Thpie will al wa va be dirt roar's
ind always work for the drag. If
j all our 2,000 miles wpre made into
, good hard roads in the next twenty
; vears that would by that time bp
: need of 1,000 miles of new dirt
roads and these would need the
Our roads are fast becoming n?pd
by automobilps and we want thom
: to be. The auto means a trader
from a distance. HP'S the man we
want. L'irge numbers of ppopl^
, come south every winter from th"
north and west in their automo
bilen. The main roads through Edge
field county to Augusta should be
fit for them to usp. They make trip*
ont fiom Augusta, and ridgefield
county's roads should invite them
ind our dirt roads eau bp koot in
! good si ape for use by the half of ti e
; road drag. Why should not The
I Advertiser keep a roll of honor of
the men using the road drag.
W. W. Fowler.
Parksville, S. C.
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md other troubles. 25c at druggists
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When you need a new buggy buy
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Washington or Columbus buggy.
They have stood the test of years
Nothing better on the market foi
Ramsey & Jones.
Stately Reel Mansion Scene of
Beautiful Wedding. Sumpt
uous Feast Served.
Handsome Presents. |
The stately colonial home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Reel in western
Edgefield presented a scene of sur
passing loveliness Wednesday af
ternoon, the occasion being the mar
riage of their eldest daughter, Miss
Margaret Elizabeth Reel, to Mr.
Tolliver Cleveland Callison. The
ceremony was performed by Dr. M.
D Jeffries, the pastor of the bride.
Within the walls of this splendid
home, which is one of the old land
marks of Edgefield, other nuptial
scenes have been witnessed in the
past but none were more beautiful
than the Reel-Calliaon wedding
This home is noted for its immense
proportions, broad verandas, spa
cious halls and large rooms, and all
of these were made to appear to the
best possible advantage on this oc
casion by the profusion of Southern
smilax, palms and other potted
plants. The decorations in the left
front parlor where the troths were
plighted were particularly beauti
ful. The dining room with its lavish
decorations of yellow and white
was exceedingly pretty.
The suspense which usually ac
companies the waiting for the ap
pointed hour on such occasions was
prevented by a musical program
which was thoroughly epj<>.\ed.
Three selections, "Sweetest Story
Ever Told," "Von and Love," and
"Mine," were sung by Miss Mae
Boozer of Lexington... b ing accom
panied .on the piano by Mrs. Slarnie
M Tilintan* ;
I At ?he.close of the last vocal se
leolionv.^rs;--:. r.Ti timan p??mp>?y
.pounded ' Mendelssohn's 'wedding'
^march noon th? piano and after
'.forming in the upper hall the bridal
party slowly defended the long
stairway and entered trie parlor in
the following order: With dignified
i step the officiating minister led the
way, being followed by Miss May
Roper with Miss Mattie Callison,
Miss Maud Thurmond with Mis*
Daisy Lyon. Those young' ladies
were beautifully attired in while,
each bearing a bouquet of pink car
nations. Next entered the maid of
honor, Miss Janie Reel, a cousin of
the bride, who wore a rieh gown of
pink, bearing on her arm si bouquet
of pink (tarnations. The groom en
tered with Mr. J. B. Reel, his best
man. Mr. C. M. VanOrmer, of
Pillsburg, was ill and could not be
present. The bride entered upon the
arm of her brother, Mr. Wallace
Reel, bearing a bouquet of bride's
roses. She was clad in an exquisite
ly beautiful gown of white satin
which, together with the flowing
veil, added to the beauty of her tall
graceful form. Standing under a
large, snow-white wedding bell, with
clasped hands, these widely beloved
young people committed their future
into each others keeping. Among
tile jewels which the bride wore was
a pin set in pearls, the gift of thc
Edgefield Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union, of which organiza
tion she wis a member.
Immediately after tin* convention
al greetings and congratulation;,
which on this occasion c ind be sin
cerely bestowed, tin-guests crowded
into the east parlor to view the
large and varied assortment.of beau
ti fill tokens. Before this plea-a"t
diversion came to an end a sumpt
uous wedding supper was served in
Just, before nightfall the bride
and groom donned traveling suits
and departed amid showers of rice
to catch the Southbound train foi
Florida, where they will spend a
fortnight. Upon their return they
will be at home to their friends in
Edgefield gives up Miss Reel with
great reluctance, being a young wo
man of superior worth who will
make her impress upon the home
of her adoption justas she has done
in Edgefield. Mr. Callison is like
wise a young man of sterling quali
ties and is rapidly rising in his pro
fession, bein^ one of the leading
members of thc Lexington bar.
Fre-h supply of breakfast foods
and cere ds, such as Quaker oats,
p iffed rice, corn flakes, etc.
Dunovant ? Co.
Meeting of D. A, R's. Secession
Day Observed. Miss Ouzts
Entertained Pi Tau
The second meeline of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
was held on Thursday al the home
of Mrs. James White, the chief
point heine to select a name for the
chapter. Two names were presented,
"Emily Geiger" and "Martha Wash
ington," the former being decided
upon. The first work thal the chap
ter will undertake will be to place a
slab at the grave of "Emily Geiger"
to commemorate her brave deed,
the grave being unmarked. Her
grave is in Lexington county, a few
miles from New Brookland, and is
found in the old Threewitts burying
ground, beside that of her husband,
Mr. Threewitts Her only son,a boy,
is buried in Alabama, when an in
fant and at the death of Emily Gei
ger Th ree witt, he was reared by an
aunt of Alabama. The subject for
the next D. A. R. Meeting will be
"Emily Geiger," the meeting to be
held on January 12, 3:30 o'clock
with Mrs. James P. Bean, and the
subject for the February meeting
will be ''George Washington," his
birthday being neaf date of meet
Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts has gone to
Tenille, Ga., to spend a few weeks
in the home of her father, Mr.
Smith and to attend the marriage
of her sister which takes placi this
Secession Day, December 20, was
observed .by. the Mary Ann Bubs
chapter, D. of C., the occasion be
ing held with.Mrs. John Wright.
Many ??tatyesjt?ng points were
brought cut in the program, which
'tfas an?riged'^ Mrs. ?.
1). Black, who 'at'stf- presided over
the meeting. "Ordinances of seces
sion," Mrs. John Wright; "Seces
sion day," Mis? Zena Payne; "The
original confederate - d'?;,'," Miss
(Mara Sawyer; "The secession ban
ner," Mrs. Charles Lamb; "The
fl ig of the 1st South Carolina regi
ment," Mrs. M. W. Clark: "Seces
sion hill," Mrs. James While. A
social half hour was enjoyed and
the hostess served a sweet course
willi bot chocolate.
Visitors to Aagnsta during the
week were Mr. and Td rs. E. L.
Ready, Mrs. W. M. Wright, Misses
Viand and Helen Wright. Pet La
Grone and Orlena Cartledge, Mes
lames M. E. and J. L. Walker, J.
\i Kelly. P. B. Waters, Dr. G. D.
vValker, Dr. and Mrs B. L. Allen,
Burnett Frontis, Jesse Derrick, J.
D Eidson and Dr. J. A. Dobev.
Mr. and Mrs. John Eidson will
aiove to their country place near
Rocky Creek after the first.
Mr. and Mrs. William Toney and
family will leave soon for their
home in Birmingham, Ala.
Miss Nina Ouzts was hostess for
the members of the Pi Tau club on
Thursday afternoon and a number
of other guests were also present.
The home presented a festive air
willi decorations of the Christmas
tide, and beautiful bright poinset
tas added a.touch of color, Music,
conversation and progressive cards
.were enjoyed, and the hostess serv
ed a two course repast, after cards
were laid aside.
The second monthly meeting of
the New Century Club which was
he'd in the home of Mrs. James
White on Tuesday afternoon wis
au exceedingly interesting one. Ac
cording to the year book, music '
was the subject for the afternoon
and the centenary of Richard Wil
liam Wagner was celebrated. The '
programs bore different likenesses
of Wagner an 1 were tied with the .
c'ub colors. The program as ar
ranged was this: "Wagner." Mrs.
Jami 8 While; piano solo, "Prize
song," Miss Lila Maud Willis;
"Difference between opera and clas
sic music," Mrs. G. P. Cobb; piano
solo, "Pilgrim's chorus," Mrs. W.
F. Scott; "What is. ra*? time mu
.de,"Mrs. IL D. Grant; piano duet,
"Magic fiie," Mrs. Scott, Miss Wil
lis; p ano solo,".MarcbTannhauser,''
Miss Gladys Sawyer; piano duet,
"Soldier's song," (hying Dutch
man) Mrs. Mims Walker. Miss Ni
na Ouzts; chorus, club members.
As each seh dion was rendered. Mrs.
W. F. Scott told just what inspired.
Wagner to cora: ose them, and how
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