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y0L 79. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2?, 1914_NO.7
Receptions in Honor of Miss
LaGrone. Mrs. Lott Enter
tained Mary Ann Buie
The Baptist ehurch has purchased
an individual communion service
and it was used for the first time on
Mr. W. A. Bradfield has returned
to Charlotte after spending the win
Mr. Carl Richards of Norfolk,
Va., was a visitor here recently.
Prof. VV. F. Scott went to Co
lumbia on Sunday evening to bo
with his father, Dr. Scott, who was
operated on at the Knowlton hos
pital during that day.
Mrs. C. D. Kenny has returned
from Fairfax where she made a
short visit to her daughter, Miss
The social calendar of the past
week was quite full, each day there
being some entertainment. On Mon
day, the Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R., met with Mrs. P. N. Lott,
and although the chapter is yet in
its infancy, its activities have be
gun, and several matters of interest
were transacted. The next meeting
will be held with Mrs. Nancy Lott
whose home is one of the oldest
landmarks, not only of the town,
but of the surrounding country as
well. It was here that Gen. George
Washington stopped when on a
southern tour, dined ar.d drank from
the quaint old well, in front of the
house. An interesting program will
be arranged for this day by the
committee, the meeting to be held
in the morning, a picnic dinner
spread, the day being Mrs. Lott's
birthday, and the social hours fol
lowing. At the conclusion of busi
ness a program pertaining to Revo
lutionary times will be given, inter?s
ing papers being read by Mesdames
M. T. Turner, P. N. Lott and J.
\L. Walker. The hostess served an
-Sdftja^rfrte^Kt^'couise with cake and
coffee and was assisted by Mrs. J.
Tuesday afternoon, Miss Elise
Crouch entertained, the honoree
being Misses Lylie LaGrone and
Frances Strother, and in response
to invitation about tbirty-Mx friends
came from four to six o'clock to
participate in the joyous occasion.
The entire floor was en suite, and
the handsomely furnished rooms
were more beautiful with quantities
of Easter lillies and wisteria. Miss
crouch was assisted by her mother,
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss Annie
Crouch and all were given a cordial
welcome. Eighttablcsof progressive
games were enjoyed, the score cards
being pictures of brides, while the
places were designated by cupids)
seated upon ring?. Miss Orlena
Cartledge received a silver ch?te-1
lame for making the highest score, I
and the honorees '.vere presented !
, with boxes of silk hose, in the col
ors of their weddings. All aasem- !
bled in the ballway to hear what
the i ates held i ri store for them.
Tiny bags of rice, tied with the
wedding colors, were selected by J
each guest, each bag containing a!
number. Miss Zena Payne held the :
fortune budget, and read lb? for- j
tunes of each, as numbered, the j
brides-to-be, being toasted, at which i
time the rice was showered upotl I
them. The fortunes caused great !
merriment. A beautifully arranged
repast was served in three courses, I
and while this was being enjoyed,
lovely music was wafted from the
Wednesday morning Mrs. J. A.
Dobey was hostess at a delightful j
luncheon, this being given for her
friend Miss Lylie LaGrone, and
those assistiug her were Mesdames
J. A. Lott, A. P. Lewis and F. M.
Boyd and Miss Virginia Harrison.
The rooms were spring-like and
fragrant with great bowls of dog
wood and honeysuckle, and an hour
and a half was quickly and happily
spent by the parly of friends. A
song contest was held, the various
airs being given on the piano by
Mrs. Jame? Cul lum and Miss Marion
Mobley, remembered the most of
the titles, and received a band em
broidered handkerchief, Miss La
Grone being presented with a beau- j
tiful centerpiece. The luncheon was
prettily arranged and served dainti
ly upon sparkling cutglasss and
china and consisted ol' a salad
course with frozen cream and pound
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Tompkins
and children of Edgefield visi
relatives here on Sunday.
Mrs. W. M. Cogburn visited r
tires here last vet's.
Weilnesday afternoon was har
ly spent by a party of friends in
horne of Mrs. J. H. White, the <
being her wedding anniversary .1
at this time, Misses Lylie LaGn
and Frances Strother were ag
honored. Receiving with M
White was her friend, Mrs. Alfi
Goodyear, the day also being 1
wedding anniversary and the t
recent brides, Mesdames W. E. ]
Grone and James Cullum This w
a sunshine party and everywhc
golden blossoms radiated the s
rays, and the hostess and all assi
ing were attired in golden hu
costumes. A ring contest afford
amusement ?nd Miss Lylie LaGro
received the prize, a dainty brooc
In the dining room where refre?
ments of yellow ices and gold a
white cake was served, the deeoi
tions were most artistic, the electi
lights being yellow, and gold
poppies formed the centerpie*
which were reflected in the irnpi
vised lake in the center. The host*
in a spirit ol fun, brought for
two packages, Miss Strother 1
chance drawing the one intende
which contained a tiny travelii
bag, her fiance being a travelii
man, and Miss LaGrone's paokai
contained a small broom, denotii
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, 1
of C.. entertained complimentary
Miss Lylie LaGrone on Thursd;
afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock, Mr
S. J. Watson being the hostes
There are over fifty members (
the chapter roll, and Mrs. Watsc
warmly greeted each upon their a
rival, and the rooms which we:
thrown together were soon filk
with animated groups. The decor
tions were of lillies of the valle
and bridal wreath, and a brig!
touch of color was added by th
Con federate flags placed about. A
were asked to write a favorit
recipe for the young honsokeepe
soon to be, and these were tied tc
gether in book form and presente
by Mrs. G. P. Cobb, with bl igh
and witty remarks to which Mit
LaGrone responded feelingly an
happily. In the dining room th
general effect was ver.\ attractiv
with soft red lights and quanti tie
of red and white Howers. A sala
course was first served, then straw
berry cream with bride's cake. At
sisting were Mesdames B. T. Boai
wright, M. W. Crouch, W. R. Eid
sou and Miss Clara Sawyer. Mrs
John Wright served coffee am
cheese straws as the guests passel
into the hallway. Mrs. James White
chapter president, toasted Miss La
Grone, and presented her with :
piece of cutglass from the chapter
doing so with happy remarks. Al
reluctantly bade the hostess adieu
the afternoon having been ;i vei-j
; casant "ile.
In response to cordial invitation:
::'?'.?!: forty friends enjoyed tw<
hours on Friday afternoon in tb?
home of Mts. Jack A. Lut;, the oe
cisi?n being lor her friend Miss
Lylie LaGrone. This home is noted
for good cheer and hospitality arni
tile hostess for her sweet and gra
cious manner and ber guests an
a i ways in happy spirits. After so
cia! converse and piano music by
Miss Nina Ouzts, all were invited
into the dining room and seated to
enjoy the diltghlful refreshments.
The decorations were of apple blos
soms and sweet peas and bc wis of
tire latter added lo the beautiful
touch of color pink, which was
well carried out. The place cards
were wedding bells in pink and
gold, with the d?te apon t ?em, and
upon the ribbon were tied bju
t mnieres of these lovely blossoms.
A salad course with ice tea was
served by Misses Blanch Sawyer
and Hallie White, then pink and
white cream with pouud cake. At
the conclusion of the repast Mrs.
A. P. Lewis read good wishes from
each guest present for Miss La
Grone. These had been previously
written, each wish upon a bell
shaped card and the cover was a
large bell, with the bride hand
painted upon it, and her initials and
the happy date. These wishes come
from loving friends, some being se
rious, some gay, but each breathed
a thought for the future happiness
of their friends.
Mr. J. A. Lott, president of the
chamber of commerce, bas received
a communication from the president
ol chamber of commerce ol Green
wood stating that 200 boosters will
be here on Friday. A barbecue pic
nie will be had for their entertain
Missionary day was observed here
by the Baptist church on the 10th
instead of the 12th and the offer
ings of the various Sunday school
classes amounted to $52. In the
evening a most excellent and in
st ructive program was rendered by
the young gentlemen and maidens
of the Sunday school. Every feature
was well rendered and brought out
some good points. The chorusses,
assisted by the orchestra were es
pecially enjoyable. tThe special col
lection taken was very good
The contract for the new .$25,000
school building has been let, and'
it is hoped to ???be in readiness by
the fall term.
Chamber of Commerce. What
Others Are Doing. Notices
By Wm. P. Calhoun, Secretary
Edgefield Chamber of Commerce:
All over the State of South Caro
lina, business bodies are using every
endeavor to forward the interests of
their respective communities by
every possible legitimate means.
The work goes on daily and there
always seems to be something to be
done. The various towns are ad
vertising their advantages and in
viting the outside world to come
From present indications, the va
rious chambers of commerce of the
state are going to be very active
this year; and it will be well
for the Edgeiield chamber of
commerce to keep in touch with
the remainder of the state. Its
secretary is do'intr all that he can
to keep Edgeiield in line, but. he
should have the active and hearty
backing of the body at every turn.
To show in part what is laking
place, the two following letters
were received this week:
/Chamber of Commerce, CaarJes
ton, S. C., April 18th, 1014.
"My Dear Mr. Calhoun: It is up
to every secretary o? the state to re
spond to the call of President John
stone of the State Secretaries Asso- ?
ciation and meet with the boys at
Sumter, on May otb.
*"Wc are going to have a fine
program. The discussion by Mr.
Mimmioh and the report of the
committee on the State Chamber of
Commerce will be worth the money.
Bring your president, if possible.
Mr. Reardon, secretary, at Sum
ter, slates be will turn the
town over to the boys for that day.
Use your very best efforts and
write to your friends to remember I
the date and come to the meeting."
Very ti uly yours,
A. V. Snell.
Our neighbor Greenwood is on j
lin- move as is shown by the fol-j1
lowing le?ur which deserves ihe
attention of our people so that wc I
can make luting' arrangements i<>?
receive ibo visitors.
Greenwood, S. C., April IS, "l t. ;
Dear Mr. Calhoun: Greenwood
Boosters, an automobile party sent
out by the Chamber of Commerce |
advertising the Greenwood Hor.sej
Shew, anil the Greenwood Chautau- ?.
qua expects to visit your good city j
next Friday. Wc will possibly I
have 50 automobiled in our party j
with not less than 2UU people. Wei,
are not asking anything at youri
hands but merely wanted to advise!
you that we expect to be in your
city and hope to see you al that ,
We made a very successful and
pleasant trip to Anderson. Abbe
ville and a number of other towns
last week and we are looking for
ward with pleasure to this trip into
your section. With best wishes
and kindest regards,
I am very truly,
S. Brooks Marshall, Sec.
Missionary Rally by Philippi
On last Sunday, April 17, the
missionary program was carried
out very beam if olly by the Philippi
Sunday school. It was largely at
tended and met with great success.
When the crowd had all arrived
thc building was almost tilled with
those eager to hear the splendid
speeches that were to follow.
Thc pastor being absent, Col. It.
B. Watson of Ridge Spring" made
an interesting talk on thc growth
ol Philippi. Ile said ''1 hope the
time will come when Philippi will
have preaching every Sunday."
The superinten lent, Mr. G. W.
Scott, also made an interesting
The class reports were good, near
|S all meeting their apportionments.
The amount raised was over fifty
The boys and srirls manifested
rauch interest in the program and
lid all they could to make it a sue
sess, especially in their class offer
rig. The men's advanced class
Laught by Mr. L. H. Holmes
nade the highest contribution, it
being only eight cents more than
ihy ladies' advanced class taught by
\fiss A rtilia Posey.
It was a very pleasant day and
much enjoyed by those present.
Rebuilding The Baptist Church
Practically Without Beg
When our church was burned
last June the entire community ex
pressed profound sympathy, and the
universal conviction was that it
must be and would be rebuilt. A
number of people, not members of
our church, volunteered contribu
tions or pledges. As rapidly as pos
sible plans for a new building were
adopted and methods for raising
the necessary money were settled
upon, upon the recommendation of
fi strong advisory committee. The
plan;adopted was to secure sub
scriptions payable in four install
ments, closed by note. Committees
were'appointed to see the church
members, in the carrying out of the
?hove plan. It was thought best
that the pastor, too, should join in
this task of securing subscriptions.
The remarkable thing in this con
nection, is that tn ree-fourths of the
required amount has been secured
practically without any begging.
Friends have been seen but have not
beeb-mn down. Perhaps, friends
not timbers of our church, who
jr ^ed/tS help, have wondered
that they have not been solicited.
We wish such friends to know that
w e need and will appreciate their
lid, but do not wish to make our
selves disagreeable by disagreeable
begging. We know, ?too, that many
I rienda out in the 'county and else
H here wish to contribute to the re
building of the old Edgefield Bap
We must yet raise about $3.000.
If friends will co operate as hereto
fore we shall soon get this amount
in good subscript ions. We invite j
friends in and out of our church !
here, who have not done so, to i
make subscriptions. It would he J
uratifying if all could sec their way
near to fall in line with oar four!
payment plan; hu;, we must lea wv
Liiat to tho individual; some in i> ? ..
billing t-? hi crea their gifts or \
- inscriptions. i\ i- hope and exp< ct
i ?ni the balance heeded will l>.^ pro-j
vided in ?':<. near future, and with-j
. ?t much bcjrsring hy our mein hers
i ?il others; The putting in at once j
ul our pipe organ is :!'-'l nj' in the.J
question ot sretting this last ?3.000. j
ii is expected that the house will be
unpleted by August.
M. D. Jeffries.
Union Meeting at Spring Grove ;
Mr. Editor:- Please allow mo
-pace in your columns to make
mention of the Spring Grovennion
which convened at the Hosannah
llaplist church 3 miles east of Mo
loc on March iib and 29. Rev. li.
W. Kenner moderator called the
meeting to order after announcing
hymn 4U0. Rev. S. Grafton led in
prayer. The hour for the introduc
tion sermon being at hind T^ic. W.
M. Basket proceeded to preach
from the 16th verse of the second
chapter of Ephesians. Ile made
some very interesting remarks. At
the close a collection was raised
amounting to $2.15. Thc delegates
were then made welcome. A com
mittee was offered to read letters.
Uro. J. W. Anderson, I. S. Wil
liams, ?eacon B. (-rowdy. Then a
financial committee was appointed.
The minutes of "November session
was read and received. Then acorn
tniltee on time and place was ap
pointed. The meeting adjourned till
At 3:30 the meeting was called
to order by the moderator Lic. T.
Price lined hvmu ?18 then led in
prayer. Rev. ll. Seules read the
22nd verso of the 21st chapter of
lat Kings. Thc committee on time
and place was called to report. The
next session will convene at the
Spring Grove Baptist church 6
miles northeast of Woodlawn, S. C.
in June. All friends are cordially'
invited. Then the following topics
were discussed 1st deacon L. O'Bri
ant Must you join the eh arch to be
come a Christian. 2nd, Lic. L. F.
Price can a man be a Christian
without believing Jesus Christ is
the son of God. After brief remarks
The union adjourned by Rev. J.
Sunday morning school called to
order by deacon R. B. Cooks. After
singing hymn 276, he then led in
prayer. The lesson was theu taught
by G. T. Kenner in quiet and up-to
date manner. Mrs. Susie Collier
spoke a beautiful ensay followed by
Miss Elberta Borum, subject educa
tion and good morals and was
responded to by Rev. G. T. Kenner.
At the close a collection was raised
amounting to $16.60. The hour for
education and missions at hand.
Rev. L. G. Gardenhire with Rev.
H. Green was invited to stand. Rev.
H. Green lined hymn 287. The
same offered a heartfelt prayer. Rev.
L. G. Gardenhire used as a text the
Otb verse of the 53rd chapter of
Isaiah a heartfelt sermon was
preached. Rev. W. J. Jennings
lined hymn 123. A collection was
raised amounting to ?8.69, then
they adjourned fordinner.
At 4 o'clock p. m. the church re
assembled to preach the funeral of
Rev. A. William. Rev. W. J. Jen
nings read the program. 1st to
speaker, Rev. J. W. Holloway who
selected as a text the 6th verse of
the 34th chapter of the Psalms of
David's words. Rev. J. C. Middle
ton lined byran 562. Rev. G. T.
Kenner spoke 10 minutes and was
dosed by Rev. D. W. Men cheam.
A collection was called for his wid
ow amounted to $3.00 Benediction
by J. M. Morgan. Total money
raised in session $81.60. After all
expenses paid there remains on
hand ?7.0.10. Sm?p ?he pshljq
schools closed tlie union term is J
now being taught in many places
all of which Rev. R. W. Kenner
moderator and deacon M. S. Hack
South Carolina Loses the En
Washington, April 20.-"The
encampment nf the Ninth division
i-f militia which was proposed to
ha lipid at the Isle of Palma will
not be held there."
This wis the brief but. no si live
statement made to the State's cor
espondent by Secretary Garrison J
lite ibis aftenoon when asked
about the matter.
As' "'1 fart lier whether this meant j
''.it South Carolina had '...en en
tirely eliminated from consideration j
i > connection with the holding o'*
the encampment; thc secretary said !
i ?:ii lu; had nothing to say on tint
? >ai.ure ??.>'< the present time, but ;
j bat. as above stated, it would nol
lie held a( the Isle of Palms.
Those who are familiar with the j
situation and who have kept, track j
of this mattel for the past two :
weeks ar.- positive that no point in
South Carolina will be chosan for
the encampment. That the Isle of
Palms has lost the encampment be-J
cause of the altitude of the gover
nor or South Carolinais also well
known to those who have kept, up
with the efforts of Congressman
Whaley, Senator Tillman and oth
ers to have the encampment held
It was March 29 when Secretary
Garrison, after considerable work
on the part of Mr. Whaley and
represent itive business men of
Charleston and Senator Tillman
and other members ol the South
Carolina delegation in congress, in
formed Senator Tillman that the
Isle of Palms had been chosen for
the point of manoeuvres. Then
trouble began to appear, the exact
nature of which is clear to read
ers of the daily papers, in South
In a word, the war department
would not stand the attitude of the
governor of South Carolina. To
day was the ti nal time when the
governor could square himself with
the war department. He failed lo
do so with the result that the Isle ot
Palms loses its proposed encamp
ment and in all probability no ot!:
er place in South Carolina will bc
Announces For Re-Election.
In this issne will be found the
formal annoncement of Mr. J. R.
Timmerman for re-election to' the
office of aaditor of Edgefield coun
ty. It is scarcely necessary for The
Advertiser to make any reference
j to Mr. Timmerman, either person
ally or offioiaily. He is known in
every nook and corner in the coun
ty and his record is without a flaw.
All of the grand jnr\ committees
md the representatives from the
office of the comptroller general
have always set their seal of ap
proval upon his work as a public
Sullivan School Entertainment.
Dear Mr. Editor: The first en
tertainment, taught by Miss Mag
gie Winn, was held at the Sullivan
School on the 10th inst., It was a
grand occasion indeed. J. P. Sul
livan announced the program:
A Sweet Boy-Calhoun , Jor
The Letters-Dalene] Sulli
Writing to Grandma-Ollie
Like George Washington
Easter Flowers-Lillie May
A bashful Boy-Henry Sim
Scene in a Backwoods School
I'm Little but I'm Spunky
Remember That Boys Makes
The Orphan Child-Elizabeth
Closiug Address-Lucile Sul
.. Splendid it?ns* -was- furnished:
by the Winn band which added a
trreat deal to the occasion. The
building was most beautifully dec
orated with flower-; of various col
lors and the children were all uni
formed by dresses, which made it
very attractive indeed, each and
every child acting its piece with
credit, to its self and par? nts. An
audience held spell hound for two
and half hoiirs,and perfect order pre
vailed and a more attractive audi
ance I never witnessed, and the
walls of the Sullivan school were
made to ring under the grand and
able display of oratory.
Then J. P. Sullivan was called'
on to make a talk ami readily re- 1
s ponded, taking for the basis of
his remarks, love, possibility and
<iaiy. Lie spoke for at least hail
h mr or longer, and pictured tons
: in a clean cut way that love was
I tue greatest power we have on carib,
lie showed t" us our iiuty to each
o'.her, "\if children and our teacher,
1: . showed to ns that In unity there
I was strength and iii?.- necessity of
c ?-Operation in order for our
school to prosper, also that we
were living in the most prosperous
a.:e i:i lb?' history of our live< and
there was inore expected of us.
Ho ur?red the need of thea mill spe'
cial school tax, and urged the audi
ence to come out and vote for it.
Ile showed that it was le-eessary to
raise more money in order to meet
the demands and to run the schools;
longer each year as he said the ses
sions were so short the children out
of school so long that it took them
half of the next session to refresh
their minds of the past, and conse
quently they had only half of each
session to take on new knowlec ge.
The service was closed by prayer
by J. P. Sullivan.
Then the hiding of the eggs
and a rush with the child: en to.
I find them, which made us rejoice
to hear their little, voices, as they
would ring out with glee and mer
ri m ant. Under the able instruction
of such teachers as Miss Maggie
Winn, the Sullivan school while
now in its infancy, yet will soon
forge its way to the front.
Mr. W. W. Fuller, the Superin- _|
tendent of Education, and Mr. Mon
z?n Smith, of Edgefield C. IL, was
up some time ago and surveyed a
school district for us. In conclu
sion I wish to say may the
Sullivan school grow and flourish
i until i's influence will >oon be felt
: all over the State.