EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23,1915
frilliant Crouch-Maxwell Wed
ding. Death of Mr. Pech
mann. W. C. T. U.
A more beautiful or elaborate
Redding has never been witnessed
jere than the one held in the Metho
dist church on last Thursday even
?41 sr when the lives of two beloved
poung people were made as one.
These two were Miss Elise Cathrine
Crouch' and Dr. Lucus Sloan Max
well and their wedding was not on
ly a notable event.here, but through
jut the state interest was manifest
ed. Mis? Crouch is the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Hillery Wes
ley Crouch, and is a young woman
ndowed with many charming]
races, sweet and attractive. Dr.
laxwell came here from Walhalla
few years ago and during his stay
ere has won a warm place in the
earts of all by his kindly manner
ad dignified bearing.. The hour for
ie wedding was nice o'clock but
>ng before the time the church was
lied. The edifice was artistically
ecorated and the chancel and altar
vere banked in fenn and pink Toses, j
,nd numerous candles lighted the j
bancel and tall chandelabrae hold
ng many candles were used, these
>eing twined with pink roses. The
redding was a butterfly one, and
verv where wore these gauzy creatu
res and they seemed to hover over
be flowers aud lights. The colors
f the wedding were pink and blue,
devious to the enfcry of the bridal
arty a musical program was held,
irs. James Callum presided at tho
ian o and Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
loyd violin, and Miss Irene Stroth
r of Walhalla sweetly sang "Just
lou'" and with Mr. Avery Bland
pe sang "O perfect day."
'by Miss 'Strother, Mesdames ?
lor Goodwyn, Greenwood, Mrs.
C. Latimer. Messrs. F. M. Boyd
id Avery Bland, Miss Emma
oaknight playing the accompani
ed. When Mis* Bouknight began
e wedding march the four ribbon
A?, Misses Eula Satcher, Hallie
fhiie, Elberta Bland and Elise
[obley drew tho pink and blue rib
wsdown the aisles, those beiny
mnd on butterflies. They wore
lite with pink and blue tuile
shes, tied in butterfly bows at the
The seats for the relatives were
signated by four gauzy pink and
ue butterflies. The ushers advanc
to the front and were Messrs.
irl Owineton Crouch, Wilmot B.
izt8, Lewis Blount and Charles
iraphries of Walhalla. The maids
[d groomsmen entered in the fol
ring order and formed a semi
rcle within the chancel: Miss Lida
ildwell. Charlotte, N. C., and Miss
ilia Conner, Greenwood, with
[essrs. Lewis Wannamaker, Or
igeburg, ?nd Leroy Wertz, Bel
li, Miss Dollie Bettis Tren ton, ?rd
isa Gladys Sawyer Johnston with
essrs. Frank Blaud Johnston, and
ifus Way Greenwood; Miss Min
ie Graig Taylor, Camden, and Miss
ilia Maxwell, Walhalla, with Mes
Earl Smith and James LaGrone.
ie maids were exquisitely gowned
pink and blue accordion plaited
1epe-de-chine, made empire style,
ith butterfly bows at the back. The
imes of honor , were Mrs. Earl
>wington Crouch and Mrs. Bartow
ralsh of Sumter. They wore hand
?oiiie costumes entraine of blue crepe
e-chine, French fashioned and car
ried pink Killarney roses. Miss An
nie Crouch, the sister of the bride
was the maid of honor. She was at
tired in rose taffeta, with accordion
plaited frills of blue crepe-de-chine
md made a sweet picture as she en
lered alone. She held a shower bou
quet of pink Killarney roses and
^rns. The flower girls were little
r?nces Crouch and Lona Perry
|d they appeared as two pink and
ie butterflies flitting over the
thway of the bride scattering
be petals. The ring bearer, Master
fiber Wertz, Jr., brought the
to the alter on a butterfly. The
le entered on the arm of her fa
ir, Mr. H. W. Crouch, and was
by the groom with his best
Dr. C. P. Corn, where as they
?lit on satin cashions their union
blessed by Rev. J. H. Thacker,
Io had pronounced them man and
5ft? The bride was attired in
immering white satin short length
th court train which fell from the
miders. It was trimmed in real
About 1:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, June 16, Mr. W. D.
Allen and Miss Anna Hollingsworth
were married in the private, parlor
of the Jefferson hotel in Columbia.
I The ceremony was performed by
Dr. C. E. Burts and witnessed by
probably a dozen relatives and
friends from Edgefield. Mr. W. A.
Collett acted as best man and Miss
Miriam Norris as maid of honor.
Miss Anna Hollingsworth left
Edgefield on the early train for
Rock Hill to attend the summer
school for teachers. She was accom
panied by 8eveial friends who were
afterwards members of the bridal
party. Other relatives and friends j
went to Columbia in automobiles.
The carefully laid plans of these
widely-beloved young people were
confided to only a few relatives and
intimate friends, consequently the
announcement late in the afternoon
of Wednesday created much sur
prise. It was generally known that
they had become victims of Cupid's
darts but the public had no inti
mation as to their plans for an early
marriage. \ \
Soon after the ceremony the bri
dal party repaired to the private
dining room of the Jefferson, where
an elaborate wedding jinner was
served, the party consisting of the
following: Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Allen, Dr. C. E. Burts, Mesdames
J. G. Edwards, S. A. Morra'.l, J.
H. Tompkins, Misses Emily and
Marjorie Tompkins, Miriam Nor
ris, Edwardina BUlock,Maud Rivas,
Annie Gaskin, Messrs. W. A. Col
lett, Leon Warren, James T. Mims,
Jr., Robert Long and B. T. Horde.
The bride and groom, accompa
nied by the bridal party, motored
to Edgeb>ld late in the afternoon,
reaching here nbout 8 o/clock. Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Lott entertained
the entire bridal party with an
I elaborate tea Wednesday eve^ng^
r^r^h^" pr?s?h fl^^^ano^?rsTATl e n
will make their home with Mr. and
Mrs..W. E. Lott.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen marks the union of two old,
very large and greatlv honored
Edgefield families, among their
forbears being men and women who
have had prominent part in making
r.istor.v for Edgefield county. And
now that two representatives of
these pioneer families have embark
ed upon the matrimonial sea, a
great host of relatives and friends
wish for them much happiness.
Fresh assortment of hams, break
fast bacon, picnic hams.
. L. T. May.
Try phone 38 for anything you
want to eat.
lace and pearls and the tram was of
lace and tulle. Her only jewelry
was a diamond necklace the gift of
the groom and she carried h2r
mother's wedding handkerchief.
Her shower bouquet was of orchids
and lillies of the valley. As the bri
dal party left the church Lohen
grin's wedding chorus was sung.
Immediately following the ceremo
ny a brilliant reception was held in
the home of the bride's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch. This
elegant home is an ideal place for
such an affair, was. ensuite and pre
sented a scene of loveliness with the
beautiful decorations and the hand
somely gowned party. Punch was
served on either side of the long
verandas by Mrs. Wilber Wertz and
Misses Ruth Smith, Pet LaGrone
and Maud Sawyer. At the front en
trance the guests were greeted by
Mesdames Taylor Goodwyn of
Greenwood and Mrs. Oscar Black
and in the'hallway Mesdames J. A.
Lott, J. L. Walker and James
White carried them to the parlor
where they were introduced to-the
receiving line by Mrs. Chas. P.
Early of Florence. Receiving
with the bridal party were Mr. and
Mrs. Crouch, parents of the bride
and Mr. .and Mrs. O winston S.
Wertz, the grandparents. Mrs.
Crouch appeared very beautiful and
handsome in rose messeline with
lovely trimming, the costume en
tra?ne, and Mrs. Wertz was sweet
and dignified in black satin and
point lace. The decorations in the
receiving room were of pink tulle*
and roses with pink lights. The
guests were carried to the dining
room by Mesdames Claud Wertz
and M. W. Crouch, and in here
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A Partial Survey of White
Educational Condition in
Edgefield County by
To one who had seen the condi
tions of schools and methods in this
county ten years ago, the progress
that has been made is remarkable.
Then, very few schools were in ex
istence in the county, and fewer
still were of the modern and
economical patterns. Methods were
poor, for the practice was to teach
as one had been taught rather than
by the latest plans of the most pro
gressive educators Interest on the
part of both children . and parents
was small, and seemed to be at a
standstill. Now, due to unceasing
and untiring efforts of the excellent
work of the superintendent, Mr.
\V. W. Fuller, the county as a unit
is progressing with the greatest of
ppp.ed. and promises to maintain a
I'lace with the foremost counties of
the state. Interest in the schools is
of the highest kind, and is one of
the foremost questions' throughout
every town and community. Each
patron boasts of his school, of what
it is doing and mostly of what it
will do in the future. Field Day
exercises have been held in the
county for two years, and the gen
oral interest shown during these
events proves the progressive spirit
of the people toward the education
of their children. Numbers of new
and modern buildings have been
built both in the towns and the ru
ral districts, and others have been
planned, and will be built as soon
as financial conditions ? will
permit. All sea that the pro?
perity of the county depends raa:
ly on the education of the youth
The number of new teachers
age salary of each is six hundrt
thift3T-tive dollars, ten cents. The
average yearly salary for men teach
ers throughout the state is six hun
dred ten dollars, eighteen cents.
Thus Edgefield pays more than the
average to the men teachers. Too,
they are excellent teachers and are
doing their part toward the raising
of the educational standard. The
number of women teachers is seven
' ty, with the average yearly salary
of two hundred sixty-nine dollars
twenty-four cents. The average
yearly salary for women teachers
throughout the state is three hun
dred twenty-two dollars, fifty one
cents, which is entirely too little.
The lady teachers of this county
are very efficient and are doing far
more work than they .receive pay
The average length of the session
in days for the county in towns is
one hundred forty-nine days. For
the state the average length is one
hundred sixty-five days.In the coun
try the average length of the session
i? one hundred eleven days, and the
average for the state is one hundred
twenty days. The average for the
whole county is only one hundred
sixteen days, and that of the stale
one hundred twenty-six days.
From these figures it is readily
seen that the sessions are entirely
too short. If the districts would add
a two mill 'extra tax, excepting the
regular school taxes the state would
help each school by giving for each
teacher the same amount gotten
from this extra levy np to one hun
dred dollars. Edgefield has the
same right to this appropriation as
any other county, and the state will
help her if she helps herself.
The average amount expended
for pupils acceding to enrollment
throughout the county is only thir
teen dollars five cents, while the
state's average per pupil is fourtoen
dollars ninety four cents. Not only
is the amount spent by the state on
the average pupil too small, but the
amount spent by Edgefield is less
still. By the special tax and the ap
pn priation gotten from the legis
lature by this tax this county will
have a much larger amount to spend
The average number of pupils to
each school 'through the county is
forty-three, and the average num
ber in the schools throughout thu
state is sixty-nine. It is to an advan
tage to have more pupils to each
school provided there are more
teachers. The average teacher in
the county has twenty-seven pupils,
and the average teacher in the state
has thirty-seven. Thus it is seen at
once that the teachers of this coun
Birthday Celebration. Many
Visitors Come and Go. Mr.
Miller's Mule Ran Away
\ With Buggy.
Many of oar fields are green with
grass. ;)??; the rains continue", no
doubt sottfe of the cotton will be
lost and,it will be a better price
The 19th of June was a red let
ter day in Colliers. Mrs. E. B.
Mathis, formerly Miss Briggs, cele
brates be&*mother's birthday. Mrs.
Briggs we- wish you many returns
of the day.
The hot/sun is too much for our
college boys. 'Messrs. Fr*nk and
Robert Adams are on the sick list.
We wish them a speedy recovery.
Miss Marie Talbert is with her
aunt, MrSipfoe Miller.
Mrs. Joe Mays is spending this
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. MoiKieV
The farmers' lien has opened
now-blackberries, and nothing but
blackberries. The Hicks ever bear
ing mulberries are falling and the
chickens and pigs are holding high
Miss Ruth Miller is spending this
week in Edgefield with her cousin,
Mrs. H. W. Dorn.
Mrs. Fannie Mat th? ws of States
boro, is up visiting friends and
Mr. E.:B| Williams* was among
the visitoTjgjiri our little town Sun
day. Mr>Williams we hope your
visits will not be less frequent af
Miss Ellie Mathis spent the week
end with her sister, Mis. Reese, of
friend Miss uuo._
burial took place at Republican
Saturday p. m., Rev. P. B. Lan
ham and J. T. Littlejohn conduct
ing the services. She was a wo
man of estimable Christian charac
ter. Miss Samuels made her home
with Mr. Jim Stephens Jr. Their
kindness and thoughtfulness of her
We were ail so glad to see jolly
j Miss Nona Mathis, now Mrs. Reese,
j able to be on a visit to home people.
She has been in the hospital for an
operation for appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Sara Adams were
I guests of Mr and Mrs George Adams
Saturday and Sunday.
Messrs. Fred Adams, Eugene
Miller and Hallie Wells are great
sports now. The next thing we
hear of them they will be en route
for Liberty Hill. Come again real
soon Miss Marie. So the poor tired
farm horses won't have to take that
It was the pleasure of a goodly
number of us to attend Red Hill
Sunday to hear Dr. C. 0. Brown.
He preach 2d a fine sermon, which
was enjoyed by all.
We are sorry indeed Mr. and
Mrs. H. VT". McKie's little baby is
no bettei, and one of the other lit
tle boys, Beauregard, waH so unfor
tunate to break his arm Sunday.
Mr. J. L. Miller and his sister
came very near having quite a seri
ous accident Saturday. Their mule
became frightened, and they were
both thrown out of the buggy.
Fortunately they were not badly
hurt, only a few scratches and
Fresh Pratt's poultry powders.
L. T. May.
ty have an advantage over the aver
.age teacher, in the number of pupils,
bat is at a disadvantage in that the
nnmber in each school is so low,
which shows the large number of
one teacher schools. They are strong
and do good work, but when con
solidation could be brought about
the advantage would be amply
In the county there are thirty
eight one-room school houses, and
thirty-seven of them are taught by
one teacher. The number of two
room school houses is eight, while
there are ten schools taught by two
teachers. Two school houses have
three rooms, and one school has
three teachers. Three of the coun
ty's school houses are composed of
more than three rooms, and the
Miss R?sela Parker Entertained.
On Tuesday evening at 8:30
o'clock a large number of young
people gathered at the home of
Miss R?sela Parker to enjoy a
pleasant evening in honor of her
guest, Miss Rosada Talbert of
As we approached the home it
loomed before u* in vivid contrast
to the still surroundings. The air
was perfumed with a charm that
only a still, clear, calm night can
lend. We were greeted by light,
color, laughter and music. Japanese
lanterns peeped invitingly through'
the rose vines twining around the
porch. By this time we had ap
proached the steps and, gnided by
the impulse of pleasure, entered.
Here we were Cordially greeted at
the door by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Kernaghan, Miss R?sela Parker an J
Miss Ruth Timmerman. Glancing
around we found the whole roora
veiled in pink as though the air
were filled with rose petals or that
the moonlight had transformed it
self into roseate hues. In trying to
think of something to term this
gayety we decidad that it was the
exquisite combination of Japan,
Fairyland and America. Japan be
stowing the variegated lanterns,
fairyland the wand lhat transform
ed feelings and landscape and Ameri
ca furnished the gay boys and girls,
the life of the scene.
The spacious parlors and hall
were scattered with the delighted
guests who were served with sweet
punch and intoxicating music. Mis
ses Genevieve Norris and Brook
Jones very graciously served the
guests to what might be termed
1 distillad nectar," The guests were
impressed with the amount of roon,
afforded, for the weather being
w.ciyooay else, thus giv
ing no one time to be alone.
Like Cinderella's rule, the guests
must leave before twelve o'clock,
though unlike Cinderella they di?!
not have any ill luck awaiting them.
Instead of the glass slipper as a
souvenir the tally card will recall
pleasant memories. Many roomy au
tomobiles took the place of Cin
deriela's coach and four. We nr\
cerely meant the adulatory parting
words that we gave our hostess for
such a feeling of good will and s >
many pleasant smiles and words
during the evening. We discovered
that the pink mist had bean caused
from the lights which were covered
in rose colored paper.
Though the young Americans
nad lef* and the Japanese lanterns
would be plucked from the places
to be saved for another time, we felt
that the wand of a kind fairy would
last longer in its influence than ei
ther of the two and that we will
always think of the home as the
place where several charming hours
were spent and when each moment
went to make up the ideal party.
Meeting in Methodist Church.
The meeting in the Edgefield
Methodist church is to begin Mon
day night, July 19. Rey. A. E.
Driggins of Aiken is to preach. The
pastor intends to make the services
from new till July 19 preparatory
to the meeting.
Now is the time to drink Shiver
Springs water. Fresh shipment
$1.30 per 5 gallon demijohn at
L. T. May's.
Cuba molasses at
L. T. May's.
same number of schools is taught
by more than three teachers.
During the last scholastic year
four schools received the needy ap
propriation given by the state. Two
of the smaller schools of the county
consolidated, and through this con
solidation received support from
the state. Thirteen received the
state appropriation for lengthening
the term. For high school aid four
received the appropriation of the
state. At present there are thirty-six
districts and only twenty -three of
these levy the special tax for school
purposes. Tho same number should
levy the special tax as the county
has within borders, for in doing
each will get far more good than
I the value of the investment.
Miss Louise Coleman Entertains.
New Automobiles Purchased.
Delightful Rook Party.
A tacky party at the home of
Miss Louise Coleman, on Thursday
evening of the past week, caused
much merriment and jollity among
the yoong people. The prize for
the tackiest costume was awarded
Mrs. Leslie Eidson. A party simi
lar to this will be enjoyed at the
home of Mrs. Lon Crouch on Wed
Miss Louise Coleman bas as a
very charming and attractive visitor
Miss Mims from Charleston.
Mrs. Lon Crouch, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. White at Louisville, Ga., has
returned home, accompanied by her
brother, Mr. Brooks White.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Howard, from
^Beach Island, were guests of Mrs.
Corrie Ryan during the past week.
Miss Sue Mae Herlong is enjoy
ing a visit with friends in Saluda.
Miss Leila Leppard from Colum
bia, and Mrs. Kate Crouch from
Johnston, are guests of Mrs. Mon
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jackson, and
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen,
are the happy possessors of beauti
ful Fords. We believe the car
bought by Mr. and Mrs. Jackson
was for the pleasure and joy of
their handsome son, Coy'Ethridge.
Mr, Fred Bryan is visiting friends
and relatives in Columbia and Pat
Mr. E. L. Ryan is the happiest
man we meet these days-over the
arrival of ? *?r?1??><?H L
TOOK on J'uesuay evening ^?
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf and their
charming children, from Orange
hurg, came over in their automobile
for a week's visit to Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Betiis.
Mrs. Creight from Winnsboro
was the guest of Mrs. A. B. Miller
during the past week.
Miss Orne Sabe .Miller has re
turned home after a visit to Mrs.
John Butler'of North Augusta.
Miss Julia Mos* Wi:-e had a sui
prise given her on Saturday evening
when a number of triends dropped
in for a game of rook. The evening
was pleasantly spent, and the mother
of the young hostess returned the
surprise, when at the conclusion of
the game she served delightful re
Misses Maude and Dorothy Bet
tis, Miss Beatrice Stevens, Mrs. J.
D. Mathis, Messrs. Bettis Bouknight,
S. T. Hughes and J. M. Vann were
the Trenton guests at the beautiful
Crouch-Maxwell wedding on Thurs
day evening last.
Miss Edwidina Blalock, from
Edgefield, has been the attractive
guest this week of Mrs. S. A. Mor
rall. In compliment to Miss Bla
lock Mrs. Morrall has entertained at
several lovely little parties.
Miss Annie Teague and Mr. An
gene Teague from Augusta, and
Miss Priester from Columbia, spent
the week end with Miss Lula Hun
Miss Helen Clark is in Lake City
to attend tffe marriage of one of her
A very handsome gentleman from
Walterboro has been visiting in our
midst. We will henceforth watch
his visits with an eye of suspicion.
Prof. and Mrs. Fred Long and
their lovely little children from Port
Royal are spending the summer
with Mrs. Sallie Long. .
Dr. Moore, from Augusta, was
called in consultation with Dr. Hun
ter on Sunday for little Nat, the
lovely baby boy of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Wicker. We trust that the
little fellow will soon be entirely
Mrs. Howard Haynes from Bir
mingham and her beautiful little
girls are visiting Mrs. John Bryan.
Miss Norma Shannonhouse. of
Edgefield, spent the p?st week with
Mrs John Bryan.
Miss Kate Day was hostess for
the church guild on Tuesday after
noon last. At the conclusion of a
very pleasant and profitable meet
ing Miss Day served delicious re
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