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LaGrone-Welling Wedding and
Beautiful Receptions. Meet
ing of New Century Club
May Pole Dance.
On last Wednesday at :l:30 o'clock
at the Baptist church, one of John
ston's most lovable daughters, Miss
Lylie Estelle LaGrone, and one of
Darlington's most noble sons,
plighted their troths, and conse
quently th jre was an immense
gathering of friends to witness the
sweet solemn ceremony. The church
had been elaborately decorated and
as a prelude to the ceremony, Miss
Nina Ouets gave several beautiful
love rhapsodies on the organ and
Hrs. J. Walter Manor, of Spartan -
burg, sweetly sang, "Thine own,"
and "I love you." At the sound of
Mendelssohn's march, the flower
girls, little Misses Eloise Hart and
Loisa Watson and Aileen Clark and
Fannie Ella Mobley came up the
aisle with baskets of violets and \
drew aside the wisteria ribbons
which marked the place for the
bridal party. The ushers, Messrs.
F. S. Bland, L. Williamson, Wil
liam Vernon, and Dr. G. D. Wal
ker advanced to the front. The
dames of honor, Mesdames D. J. ?
LaGrone and W. E. LaGrone en
tered on opposite aisles and wore
rosada green costumes of Mioado
erepe, with Parisian hats of black
maline, and each held white lillies. J
The maid of honor Miss Pctulali
LaGrone entered alone, and was
also attired in a striking costume cd'
?oft green, and carried an armful of I
La France roses. .The bride entered
upon the arm of her brother, Mr.
James Ernest LaGrone, and was
met at the a!tar by the groom with
his best man, Mr. Dargan. The
bride was attired ;n aYoat suit of
k H istoria silk whip corj, each detail
^u: he? Xn<tfKil>-bei?ir1 ii. r>?:'f^7iKW& t
m o ny, and,, she carried a bouquet of
exquisite brides roses Dr. A. T.
King spoke the solemn words that
made the two loving hearts beat as
one, and the ring ceremony was
used. Immediately after the cere
mony, the happy pair left in an au
tomobile to board the train at an
other point their destination bein};
unknown. Tho bride as Miss La
Grone, was richly endowed by na
ture with many charms of manner
and person and with a magnetism ,
that drew friends to her, and the i
fact that she makes her home else
where has brought sadness to a
host of friends both old and young. ,
The groom is one of Darlington's
prominent young business men,
being cashier of the Darlington
Bank. Their wedding day was ideal
and'"happy is the bride the sun!'
shines on." If this day gave an in
sight into the future of this couple'
what a life of sunshine and happi
ness is in store for them.
On Tuesday evening previous to
the Welling-LaGrone wedding, a
very large and beautiful reception
was held in the home of the bride,
about 100 or more friends coming ?
to oller sincere good wishes. Upon 1
arrival all were met by Misses Elise
Crouch and Manon Mobley, and
taken to the punch bowl which
stood in flower covered alcove, be- ?
ingseived by Miss Hallie White
and Pauline Lewis. A cordial greet
ing was given bv Mr. and Mrs. W.
E. LaGrone at the portal, and Mes- 1
dames Jack A. Lott, J. L. Walker
and Miss Zena Payne were to trans- '
port the guests in the hallway. The
bridal party, which was composed
of the bride and tile groom-elect.
Misses Pet LaGrone, May Welling,
Nina Ouzts, Josephine Mobley,
Luelle Norris and Frances Strother 1
and Messrs. Dargan. Frank S.
Bland and James E. LaGrone stood
within the parlor, and the guests
were introduced to them by .Mrs.
B. T. Boatwright and Miss Orlena
Cartledge. The decorations of the
room were of pink Howers, and
masses of La France roses banked
the mantel, and tall vases of these
fragraul blossoms were about. The
bride-elect was gowned in a lovely
creat ion of pink crepe meteor, and
appeared as sweet and ' aly aw the
perfect roses about her. another re
ceiving line stood in the opposite
parlor, Mesdames Arthur Welling
and 1). J. LaGrone, and Mesdames
J. E. Hart and James Tompkins,
the guests heine introduced to
then) by Mesdames J. VV. Browne
and J. A. Do bey. The decorations
in here were well carried out
green. The gifts were displaye?
here, and was a handsome array
cutglass, silver, china and ot
usef ni articles for tho home. In
dining room Mesdames Nelson K
see and Annie P. Lewis presl
and seated at the bridal table bi
tifnl in wisteria decorations, ser
the block cream, which was in
three colors, pink, green and wi?
ria, and pound cake, the young
dies assisting them being Mis
Marie Lewis, Bessie Ford Turr
Mary Waters and Loise Ho
Mint crystals were also offered, a
the favors were pink hearts bear
the happy date. During the lat
part of the evening the bride's OJ
was cut and Miss Nina Ouzts fou
the dime, Mr. F. S. Bland the p<
ny. Miss Marjorie Tompkins t
thimble and Miss Sue Smith I
ring. During the evening soft mu
was rendered, which added joye
notes to the already happy occasic
The whole sceoe was lovely to cc
template, the beautifully gown
women and the gentlemen, in f
eveBiDg were an excellent foil I
these handsome toilets.
Mri--. Ella Wills Solomon ar
Miss Reba Solomon of Jersey Cit
are guests in the home of Capt.
Mrs. Eleanor Ivy has returm
from Greenwich, Conn., where s
spent tbe winter with her daughti
Mrs. Schnell. She was accompany
by her grand-daughter, Miss L
Mr. M. T. Turner is spendii
two weeks at Pine Heights Sanit
rium, for medical treatment.
Kev. and Mrs. George White ai
family of Union have been vi.s i tin
Miss Elizabeth Goodyear ente
tained a number of her youri
friends with a party.
Mrs. Frank Crouch and little sc
have been guests in the home c
Mr. Samuel J. Watson.
Mr. Staunton Lat is at hom
for a few weeks, bis eyes havin
failed him, a result of a recent il
Mr. and Mrs. John Eidson of tl
Rocky Creek section were visitoi
here during the past week.
Maj. and Mrs. F. M. Warren wil
be among the large number to a
tend the grain! re union in Florid
next week, and while there will vis
it friends and relatives.
Among those from Edgelield t
attend the Welling-LaGrone wee
ding were Mesdames W. E. Lott. J
G. Edwards, Mamie N. Tillman, C
E. May. A. E. Padgett, B. R
Jones, Milton Jones, Missour
Lott, Fannie Tompkins and Misse:
Virginia Addison, Florence Mounce
Pearl Padgett and Messrs. Ernes
Padgett, Paul Cogburn and Dr. li
Mrs. Taylor'Goodwyn of Grsen
wood is spending awhile h"re at vh<
home of her father, Mr. G. S
Mrs. Susie Latiner is visiting
here during this month.
Mrs. Jame?? Tompkins and littU
Emmie Dozier have returned t<
Edgefield after spending a week or
Mrs. James Strother was hostess
for the New Century Club last Tues
day afternoon and after a half hom
of business, the lesson study play,
"Ali is well that ends weil," occu
pied an hour or more, Mrs. J. A,
Dozier as teacher, making the left
son very interesting. Mrs. J. W.
Marsh gave current events. A social
half hour was enjoyed, and the hos
tess served a sweet course.
Mrs. St. Julian Harris of D?r
ing? i Ga., visited her mother, Mrs.
P. N. Lott dining the week, ano
her many friends and relatives were
delighted to see her.
On Friday afternoon May 1. a
May pole dance will be held on the
lawn of Mrs. II. W. Crouch, and
after this a baby show will be held.
Prizes will be offered for the pret
tiest baby under two years. The
May dance will be participated in
by 20 little girls and a very pleas
ant afternoon is in store for all who
attend. This will be under the aus
pices of the D. of C., and a small
admission fee will be charged at the
gate by the organization, the pro
ceeds being for the Confederate
Memorial Day will be observed
here on Sunday May 10, and the
exercises will be held in the opera
house. By special request of th'1
stu1 si dent IT. D. C., tin- date
of tut observance, though falling
The "Deestrick Skule" which
house Monday night, April 20, wil
al Red Hill Monday night, May 4
be 35 cents. A part of the procce
This will be an opportunity foi
the county to se? one of the hest e
comity for the small sum of 35 cen
TELL YOUR FRI?
on Sunday, is not changed. It is a
sacred order, and it is fitting to be
on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon,
the members of the chapter will
decorate the graves of the departed
heroes that lie in the Mt. of Olives
Rich Soils are of First Impor
tance in Making Good Crops.
If the friend who good naturedly
chides ns for understanding the im
portance of carefully selected seeds
and of thorough preparation and
good cultivation of the soil, in what
he terms our "zeal in urging the
improvement of our soils," will
try the following experiment he j
will be convinced of the importance .
of a fertile soil, and will probably
get our point or view.
Let hi m. take two tields, one rich,
or producing an average of 50
bushels of corn per acre, and the (
other poor, or producing an aver
age of 15 bushes per acre. Let
him plow and prepare the poor
field the best he can, with the best
team and the best implements pos
sible to obtain. Let him put all
the intelligence of his trained white
brain ir to the selection of seed, the
?.planting api the cultivating of the '
crop on1 this polj'ra^'rer"
In charge of the rich field let
him put the most ignorant Negro,
with an 800-pound mule and noth
ing but a one-horse turning plow
and a hoe with which to prepare
and cultivate the crop. Also let
this same ignorant Negro go ho the
crib anti get his seed corn from the
j nubbins left there by planting time
and plant this seed in his own pri
mitive way. When harvest time
comes his poor field, with all his
intelligence, his improved imple
ments and his carefully selected
seed, will not have produced more
than one-half the crop of the rich
?or fertile field, although this ferule
field has for the year been cultiva
ted by the moat primitive agricul
tural methods and by the most ig
norant larmer. Does anyone be
lieve that the results will not be as
H' have indicated? Why. then,
should we not place a rich soil
;ihove everything else, when it. more
than compensates for all oilier de
sirable practices and methods com
bined? It is not that thorough
preparation, choice seeds and good
cultivation are unimportant, they are
tremendously important-but that
all these things and all others de
sirable are not able to make a poor
soil grow a large crop. A rich soil,
while it lasts, is proof against poor
farming and bad seasons, while a
poor soil means a Door crop regard
less of se ? is or how it is cultiva
J ted. r ? . are "he reasons why we
stre .th all the force we cari
th portance of a rich soil; but
: i en tal ly there is another reason.
Southern soils are so easily, quickly
and cheaply improved, without the
loss of a single regular or money
crop, that it is a shame to allow
them to remain poor, when increas
ed yields per acre mean so much.
W. A. Woodson Elected Captain
of Clinch Rifles of Augusta.
Mr. William A. Woodson, now
first lieutenant of the Clinch Rifles
of Augusta, will be commissioned
captain of that company during the
coming week. Mr. Woodson was
elected to the captaincy some time
ago and has stood the necessary ex
amination. Second lieutenant R. H.
Smith will become first lieutenant
of the companv within a few davs
It is interesting to note in con
nection with the promotion of Lieut?
Woodson and the Mexican crisis
coming ai the same timi', that his
grandfather left Edgefield, S. C.
was given in the Edgefield opera
1 be eiven in the Woodmen hall
. The admission fee will only
ida will be given to Red Hill
. ihe people of the western side of
ntertainraents ever given in the
IKDS ABOUT IT.
as second lieutenant of a company
over 60 years ago, bound for the
Mexican war. Before reaching the
city of Mexico both the captain and
the first lieutenant of the company
were wounded and it was Lieut
Abney who led his company into
the capitol of Montezuma land. In
deed he was the first to scale the
walls which surrounded the old city.
; Afterwards he was colonel of the
ii2nd South Carolina regiment of
the Civil War and received a wound
at Petersburg which caused him to
b<i sent home. He never recovered
and died five yea.s after the war
fTom the effects of the old wound.
( The grandson, who may lead his
?fmpany to Mexico in 1014, is a
v ?ry modest and unassuming young
man who has little to say of the
possibilities of he and his men get
ting into aation. Wiien asked yes
terday what he would do in the
event a etil was made for volun
teers he answered that he would
feel called upon to do his duty and
M here^r ordered he would cheer
fully go.-Augusta Herald.
Great Day In Historic Ecgef ield.
V WILLIAM 1). UI'SHAW, ?MTOB.
*'r<n sentiment' wombil
s'.ve !>sp. edilyt? national coronation
i I'every county tu the nation had
such a wide-awake, enterprising W.
C. T. IT. as Edgefield, S. C. They
do things-and they keep on doing
For instance, not long ago they
h id a county-wide contest among
the schools ?if Edgefield county,
<. fferiri? first and second prizes of
*.") in gold and ?3.50 in gold to the
school boy or girl writing the best
?aper on 1 Cigarette Smoking,"
.?nd on "America Pry in 19:20."
This contest Ind a line, wholesome,
stimulating effect on the youth o'. |
i lie entire county. And then, on j
Sunday, April 1th, these same wise,
wonderi'ul women ha 1 a county-wide ;
celebration in Edgefield which Mir
pissed anything of the kind ibis
wandering editor" has over such
: r)m the st.i::dp .lui nf inspiring ile-1
i dis and a fascinating grip upon the j
community. Every church iii town
entered into three unions rallies for
tue day-the opera house morning
ind niyiiL and the court house in
tile afternoon, with dinner on the
groundsill trood, old country fash
ion. Any mistake they might have
made in securing '"the speaker from
a distance" was atoned for, I must
lielieve, in the bigness of the crowds,
the "goodness''of the dinner and the
thrilling beauty of decorations and
music, community fellowship and
"rr is BDGKFIBI.b'K WAY."
And when I would comment on
the rare and refreshing spirit of
neighborhood love and life, the old
tiiuers would say while the new
timers would smile: "It is Edge
lieldV way. We love each other
and we rejoice in an opportunity
like this to g?t tosre?i?r and show it
to our children and our visitors."
Dr. M. I). Jeffries, for many years
president of ('arson and Newman
College at Jefferson City, Tenn.,
and now the widely beloved pastor
of the First Baptist church in ?dge
iield, presided morning and evening,
while the afternoon service was pre
sided over by Rev. R. G. Shannon
house, the popular, common sense
.rector of the Episcopal church. He
was kind enough to say in present
ing the speaker that his life as a
boy of fifteen was influenced for
good by the letters from my bed
side in the old Sunny South and
SOM K IIA1TY I'KTKK WINNKUS.
After the address on "A Stainless
Flag tor Carolina," in which 1
stres??ed the basic evil ol' trying to
build a state on the liquorized in
come of the debauching dispensary,
prizes were awarded amid great en
thusiasm to the following:
First Prize, on "A Saloonless Na
tion," to Mies Bessie Bean, of John
ston; second prize, to Wyteman
Maffett, of Johnston; first prize on
"The Evils of Cigarettes" to Mas
ter John Owen Smith, of Harmony
School; second prize to Grady Scott
of Morgana sehool.
We are publishing these papers
on cigarette smoking especially for
our boy readers in our Young Peo
ple's Circle, while we gladly give
place to the prize-winning prohibi
tion papers in this issue.
The Edgefield rally spread over
to Trenton and Johnston, two beau"
tiful Carolina towns seven or eight
miles away, and the crowds were
glorious at each place, Mrs. J. D.
Mathis "chaperoning" the work at
Trenton and Mrs. T. R. Denny at
Everywhere people spoke in glow
ing terms of the leadership of Mrs.
J. L. Minis, of the countv W. C.
All in all, my Edgefield week was
another "mountain-peak" on the
shores of inspiring memory.
Delegates to the County Con
By writing a number of letters
and cards and by making personal
requests the editor of r?he Adverti
ser has secured a Hst of delegates j
to the county convention from prac
tically all of the clubs. Securing!
thc names of the delegates in ad
vance will greatly facilitate the or
ganization of the convention when
it convenes next Monday.
Bacon: G M Smith, S B Marsh,
II W Dobey and B R Smith.
Cleveland: C C Jones. J E John
son ant. W S G Heath.
Edgefield: J Wm Thurmond, P
13 Mayson, A E Padgett, John G
Ed wards, W A Byrd, N G Evans,
J J.,Am^ir?.'an*} ff RM rt vc
Hampton: J R Strother^ B E ?
Nicholson, J C Sheppard, J L Minis, j
W B Cogburn. B L Mim?, M II 1
Deal and S B Nicholson.
Johnston No. 1: M W Clark, J
W Cox. A P Lott, E R Mobley,
W M Sawyer, VV S Stokes. S J
Watson and J L Walker.
Johnston No. 2: P B Waters,
Sr., J W Hardy, E R Clark, Jas A
Dobey, Jack A Lott, J W Me
Creigbt, J Wilbur Yonce, A W
Horne, E B Dasher and W M j
Me: i wether: .1 C Shaw, J P De
Laughter and li F Cooper.
Meeting Street: J R Blocker, J
M Shaffer, W E Turner. J M Bell,
.lames De Yore and W S Stevens.
Moss: R li Nicholson, F W|
Cheathain. TA Williamsand A L
Pleasant Lana: S T Williams,
F F Walker, W II Timraerman
ami W A Strom.
Ropers: .1 W Mundy, D E Lan-,'
ham and .1 B Tiramerman.
Red Hill: Il W Quailes. J W
Baile.-, R M Johnson, W F Mc
Daniel, J T Littlejohn and H E
Rehoboth: R A Cochran, J Di
Hughey and C Strom.
Plum Branch: II C Sanders, J R
Boddie, J C Seigler, J J Langley
and B D Kitchings.
Washington: Col W J Talbert.
J W Johnson, W McDaniel. B M
Bussey, J C Harvley and W G
There's a paint education in th i
Buy by the job, not gallon. Buy
by the paint put on; that's the job.
The price of paint is so much a
gallon; that -can't be helped, bat
amounts to nothing.
The price of painting is so much
a day: that can't be helped, but
amounts to nothing.
Put them together. Row can you
do it? You've got to or lose per
haps half of your money.
Devoe, 10 gallons enough for thc
average job; an average paint, 15.
Now reckon .vour costs. Count labor
a day for a gallon. DeVoe 3 0 days;
the other 15.
Devoe about ?50: the average
paint about *70 or 80; the dearer
the labor the bigger the difference,
always that way.
Bul that's for the job. How long
is it going to last? One twice as
long as the other.
Stewart & Ivernaghan sells it.
Merry Party Boost Greenwood's
Horse Show and Chautauqua.
Visited Edgefield hi Forty
Greenwood is to have a horse
show April J, 30 and May 1, and
also a chautauqua from May 12 to
18. As a means of advertising
these events, the people of Green
wood decided to make a tour of the
country within a radius of 30 miles.
About ten days ago they visited
Abbeville, Anderson, Laurens and
other placea boosting their show
and Ohautaaqua, and last Friday
they made a tour south of Green
wood. The party consisted of 40
automobiles which carried about,
160 people, 20 of whom were la
dies. They left Greenwood at 8:30
o'clock and came down the Charles
ton and Western Carolina railroad,
visiting Bradley, Troy, McCormick,
Plum Branch. Parksvilli and Mo
doc. From the latter place they
came to Edgefield, reaching this
place at 1:30. Representatives
from Edgefield went out in about a
dozen automobiles to meet the
Soon after arriving an informal
meeting was held in the court
house, Mayor J. G. Edwards pre
siding. ExGov. John C. Shep
I ard de!i?er?d a br inf address of
welcome to the representatives of
the daughter county. A fitting
response was made by Hon. W. H.
Nicholson of Greenwood who was a
member of the party. The meet
iug then adjourned for the visitors
to partake of an elegant barbecue
and picnic dinner which the ladies
of the Baotist church served on a
long table near the court house.
The boosters brought a brass band
of 14- pieces along with them and
?.everal selections were rendered
while they were here.
_ . Th-i.party was under the imfae,-..
HUI. ?.:. v.. .
shall, the secretary of the Green
wood Chamber of Commerce. The
hour and a halt that was spent here
was very pleasant for the visitors
and for our people. It gave an op
portunitv tor friends who had not
seen each other ?ii several years
to exchange ti ree tings and engage
tn pleasant conversation. The com
ing of tin- vi ree ii wood friends
strengthened the ties that have
always existed between Edgefield
und her daughter. Greenwood, the
majority of whose population were
originally from the old county.
The boosters left about three
. ?'?'lock for Johnston and thence by
.-.aimia ami Ninety Six to Green
wood. l"p to the time they reached
iducticld there had been practically
no accident to mar the trip. They
reported the roans to be very good
in the ma;u. Supervisor Edmunds
went over a portion of the road
which the party traveled in this
county and repaired the worst
The Proof ia Here the Same asr
For those who seek relief from
kidney backache, weak kidneys,
bladder ills. Doan's kidney pills
offer hope of relief and the proof is
here in Edgefield, the ?arne as every
where. Edgefield people have used
Doan's and Edgefield people recom
mend Doan's, the kidney remedy
used in America for fifty years. .
Why suffer? Why run the risk of '
dangerous kidney ills, fatal Bright's
disease. Here's Edgefield proof. In
vesti irate it.
Mrs. K L Lowe, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, S. C., says: ''My back
had bothered me for months and I
became weak and run down. I knew
that my kidneys were disordered.
As Doan's kidney pills had helped
another of my family, I did not
hesitate to take them. They brought
me prompt relief."
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-tbs same
that Mrs. Lowe had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
.lust received a new shipment of
shapes and Howers. We have every
thing you can mention in the Hue
of millinery al a big reduction.