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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915
Monthly Meeting of W. C. T.
U. Mary Ann Buie Chapter
Meets. New Century
The monthly meeting- of the W.
C. T. U. was held on Friday after
noon with Mrs. J. A. Dobey and in
the absence of Mrs. T. R. Denny
the meeting was led by Mrs. L. C.
Latimer. "Scientific instruction"
was the subject for the afternoon,
and Mrs. Latiraei gave some good
thoughts ou this and read a beauti
ful poem. Two splendid papers were
read, "Scientific instruction" by
Mrs. Olin Eidson and ''How they
do it in Russia," bv Mrs. James
White. Mrs. Joseph Sprott's mes
sage to the white Ribbon comrades
was given by Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
A number of bouquets were report
ed sent during the month. This is
a beautiful mission and brings
pleasure to many. Resolutions were
read upon the death of Mr. T. R.
Denny who was an honorary mem
ber and an earnest worker in the
Miss Emma Bouknight has re
turned from a pleasant, visit to her
cousin, Mrs. Miller, at Richmond.
Mrs. Hampton Kirkland of Ola,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. T.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kelly will
leave this week for Columbia where
they will make their future home,
they having recently sold their resi
dence here to Mr. Joe Cox. The
best wishes of their many friends
here follow them to their new home.
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis spent a part
of last week in Augusta with
Mrs. M. Huiet has been quite
sick for two weeks and being unable
to attend her class room duties at
the high school, Miss Sara Stevens
. filled her place.
Mr. J. W. Payne of Laurens
spent Saturday here with relatives.
Sirs. Clarance Strother has gone
to Margaret Wright hospital for
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Watson with
their five interesting ohildren were
guests of relatives here on Friday.
Miss Lillian Mobley is at home
from a mont b's stay at Orangeburg
with her sister, Mrs. M. T. Siftley.
Miss Hortense Padgett spent the
week-end here in the home of Mr.
J. C. Lewis.
Mrs. M. M- Stewart who has
been spending awhile with her
daughter, Mrs. F. M. Boyd, will
return to Chester in a few days, the
latter accompanying her for a visit.
Dr. W. P. Timraerman of Bates
burg was a week end visitor here.
Mrs. Frank Land rum and little
Elizabeth and Marie have returned
to their home in Florence.
The meeting of the Mary Ann
Buie chapter which was held Thurs
day with Mrs. M. W. Crouch was
the first of the fall months, and the
large attendance, the zeal and enthu
siasm with which the members took
up the work was a good prediction
for a year of telling results in this
noble and patriotic canse, and the
president Mrs. James White in
opening stated that it was delight
ful to enter into the work with
prospects. Every officer was present
and their reports showed them ac
tively engaged. Two new members
had been gotten for the chapter.
The flower show was discussed and
plaDs will be made for this at the
next meeting. A Halloween party
was planned for on the evening of
October 39. Delegates to the state
convention were elected. Mrs. O.
D. Black delegate, Mrs. Harriet
Kenny alternate. According to the
constitution the president always
goes as oue delegate, so Mrs. White
will also attend. After all business
the hostess, assisted by Miss Emmie
Wright served hot chocolate, whip
ped cream and cake. The historical
meeting will be Thursday afternoon
of this week with Mrs. White.
Mrs. Lallah T. Graydon of
Greenwood is spending this week
here with relatives.
Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Edwards and
Mrs. W. T. Kinara were visitors
here from Edgefield on Sunday.
At the state W. M. U. conven
tion to be held at Spartan burg
November 10-11. Mrs. L. C. Lati
mer has been elected delegate, Mrs.
Hattie Parrish alternate, to repre
sent the Baptist mission society.
Miss Zena Payne will go as dele
gate from ih.e Y. W. A.
Miss Helen Wright entered upon?
Beautiful Church Wedding Fol
lowed by Reception at
The first church wedding of the
fall was solemnized at Trinity Epis
copal church Wednesday evening
when Miss Raven Vander Horst
Simkins, the eldest daughter of Mr.
?and Mrs. .Samuel McGowan Sim
kins, and Clinton Tompkins Gray
don ol Columbia were married, the
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse, rector
of the church, officiating.
The interior of the church was
decorated in whi'e and green. Mrs.
John lt. Tompkins presided at the
organ, playing several appropriate
selections while the guests were
gathering. Upon the arrival of the
bridal party the wedding march
was sounded by Mrs. Tompkins and
the bridal procession entered. The
beautiful little ribbon girls were
Mary Butler Thompson, Pouschka
Pickens, Lucy Sheppard and Eilen
Iredell Butler and channing little
Maria Pickens Butler was the flower
The ushers were Tom Bouchier,
Edirar Hart, W. D. Allen and A.
V. Lewis, who preceded the follow
ing bridesmaids and groomsmen:
Miss Hallie Josey of Columbia with
A. S. Tompkins, Jr., Miss Ruth
Tompkins with Frank Sims of Co
lumbia, Miss Reaux Jones of Co
lumbia with William Graydon of
Abbeville, Miss Sirakins with Paul
A Cooper of Columbia. Mrs. Ster
ling Graydon of Charlotte, the dame
of honor, next entered, followed by
Miss Virginia Harrington Simkins,
the maid of honor. The bride, beau
tifully clad in a rich gown with con
ventional veil entered with her fa
ther, and the bridegroom and Lis
best man, Sterling Graydon of
Charlotte, entered from the vestry.
At the close of the ceremony, the
bridal party repaired to tbe home
of Mr. and Mrs. Simkins on Co
lumbia street, where a reception was
held. The parlors ana hall were
decorated with pink carnations and
smilax. Numerous pot plants also
added m heh to the beauty of the
Soon after the bridal party and
the invited guests reached tue home
and congratulations were bestowed
upen Mr. and Mrs. Graydon, iced
refreshments with cake were served.
lu the west parlor the bridal
presents were arranged on several
large tables These were very nu
merous and of great variety, being
presented by friends ia Edgefield,
Columbia and other parts of the
After the bride obanged her wed
ding gonn for a traveling suit, they
left amid a shower of rice for their
wedding journey, traveling as far
as Augusta in an automobile.
The following out-of-town guests
attended the wedding: Miss Frizell
Allen, Dr. and Mfs. F. W. P. But
ler, Gen. Wilie Jones, T. P. Logan
of Columbia, Mrs. Lalla Graydon,
Miss Virginia Graydon, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Fetzer of Greenwood,
Mrs. Sally Smyly and Miss Srayly
of Charlotte and Miss May Simms
Mr. and Mrs. Graydon will make
their home in Columbia where Mr.
Graydon is practicing law.
her duties as teacher of the Center
Spring school on Monday.
A very pleasant and profitable
meeting of the New Century Club
was held with Mrs. F. M. Boyd on
last Tuesday afternoon. The club
has nearly completed a traveling
library which will soon be sent to
the chairman of this department
and several new books were pre
sented at this meeting. This is to be
sent out in rural districts where
reading matter is not so available.
The lesson study was of the ''Ear
liest women writers," beginniug
with "Sappho" who lived about
1,600, and twelve others were dis
cussed. A delightfnl half hour was
spent socially a number of guests
coming in, and while enjoying
bright music and delicious frozen
cream and cake, all were unmindful
of the disagreeable, rainy exterior,
so cheerful was interior.
Do you need a typewriter? The
Advertiser is offering a great bar
gain in Oliver typewriters. Nothing
better on the market.
We carry a complete line of sta
tionery, Ledgers, Type-writer paper,
Type-writer Ribbons, Fountain Pens,
Letter Files, etc. Everything for
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Strong Sermon by Mr. Sexton.
Town Steadily Grows.
Sick Improving. High
On last Sunday morninsr at the
Baptist church Rev. G. M. Sexton
preached a soul stirring sermon on
"God's love," which was enjoyed;
by every one present, judging from
the closet attention that was given
throughout the entire service. Wig
hope that this; wonderful. lesBO;
which was pictured to us. will
as seed sown in good ,rround, th
will spring forth and bring mu
fruit. ' *
Well our town ie continually
making improvements. Mr. Wita
lie Reynolds is preparing to addt
two more rooms to his dwelling)
which will make a nice home whei
Weare glad to report that tho?
who have been on the sick list ii
our town are much improved. Mr
Ed. Winn and also Mr. Adams are j
able to be up again. Mrs. H. j
Banks is gradually improving. We
hope she will continue to improve |
and soon be out again. ?
The cotton market here holds ufjg
well. The prices surpass those o
McCormick very often.
The high school here seems to be
doing nicely under the manage*
ment of Prof. Anderson, and his
assistants, Misses Collier, Crouch,
and Self. We feel very grateful
to our trustees for being able toi
keep the same teachers, as their)
work was so thorough last session.
Quite a number of pupils from
Whitetown are attending the school
Dr. Adams and wife motored m
Greenwood on last Monday, ijH
turning the same day..
Mr. Marcus Ti m merman
wife are preparing to move to
Greenwood m the near future.
Mrs. John Banister is visiting
relatives at Bradley this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Freeland and
son, also Miss Pearl Collier, were
guesis of ?Jr. and Mrs. R. E. Cole
man Sunday last.
Miss Lula Self and Miss Irene
Holloway will go to Angust? in a
few days. We expect to hear wed
ding bells in and around our town
Miss Collier and Miss Crouch
will go to Greenwood next Friday
to attend the teacheis' meetiug.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Death of Mrs. Wood.
Mrs. Lewis Wood died at the
home of her daughter. Mrs. Hattie
Robertson, in Ninety Six, early
Friday morning. She was brought
to Edgefield Friday night and Sat
urday morning the funeral was held
at Antioch church. The body was
laid to rest in the .family square in
the cemetery by friends and neigh
bors, floral tributes were silent ex
pressions of love and sympathy.
This good woman had been in fail
ing health for some time and went
to visit her daughter in Ninety Six
in the hope thai the change would
be helpful. She has a large circle
of friends in the Antioch section
who will greatly miss her. Before
her marriage Mrs. Wood was Miss
Mamie Gardner. Besides her hus
band she is survived by five daugh
ters, Mrs. Hattie Robertson,- Mrs.
Sallie Robertson, Mrs. Mae Ousts,
Missen Angelle and Lillian Wood,
and five sons, Cleveland, Glenn,
Lewis, Henry and Frank Wood.
Our millinery department will
strongly Oom mend itself to every
lady who values exclusiveness in
millinery. Magnificent display of
pattern hats, as well as our own pro
duction. Our prices on millinery are
in accord with the advantageous
prices of our other departments.
Let us supply you with your fall
FOR SALE-Two good mules, 8
and 9 years of age, sound and good
W. E. Ouzts,
13-2t-pd. Edgefield, S. C.
FOR RENT-A derirable room,
! furnished or unfurnished. Apply to
! C. M. Mell ich am p.
Mrs. Broadwater Entertains.
Halloween Party For
School. State Mission
Mrs. Abner Broadwater was hos
tess Thursday evening at a lovely
dinner party, the honoree being her
sister. Mrs, Dowling from Waco,
Texas. Among those who enjoyed
the hospitality of Mrs. Broadwater
and the pleasure of knowing the
charming honoree were Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Emma Boukmght and Mr.
Bettis Bonknight who visited
friends in Richmond daring the
past week have returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Miller and
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Morral! joined
a congenial party for an automobile
trip to Augusta on Saturday.
Mr. Arthur Clark, the popular
and efficient railroad agent, here is
toff on his vacation. He will visit
Greenville and Asheville cn his
Mr. George Walker from Belve
dere was the guest of his sister,
Mrs. J. R. Moss, Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moss have
inoved into the Baptist parsonage
where their friends are giving them
a hearty welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mr.
Leslie Eidson and Mr. Ed Harrison
}were week-end visitors in Columbia,
?gnests of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ro
I The Halloween entertainment
which will be given by' the ladies
of the school improvemeut associa
tion is the much talked of affair for
pie 27th. There will be amusements
and attractions for all ages and
from the outlook the attendance is
?to be exceptionally large. We will
give more definite particulars next ,
* Mn*. Martha Padgett from Bates
burg has returned home after a
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Mike
State mission day was appro
priately observed on Wednesday
afternoon by the Baptist missionary
ladies at the home of Misses May
and Carrie Harrisson. A good con
tribution was made and at the con
clusion of the program delightful
coffee and sandwiches were served.
Short Session of Sessions Court.
That the people of Edgefield
county are a law-abiding people is
proven by the record of crime as
reflected by the short term of the
fall court. Judge T. S. Sease con
vened court Monday morning and
had the calendar cleared by Tuesday
morning, leaving before Tuesday
noon for his home. 1 be grand jury
made its report Tuesday afternoon.
The report was very brief and will
be found in this i ?sue of The Ad
Git Wilson pleaded guilty to the
charge of housebreaking and com
pound larceny and was sentenced to
four years on the chaingaug.
Al Cook, a negro boy of 13 years,
was sentenced to eight months in
the State reformatory, after plead
ing guilty to the charge of house
breaking and larceny.
James Searles was found guilty
of violating the dispensary law, and
being tried in his absence a sealed
sentence stands against him.
The case of Ben Bryant for re
sisting an officer and assault with
intent to kill was continued to the
March term of court.
Till Hart pleaded guilty to the
charge of housebreaking and larce
ny and was given a term of five
years on the -haingang.
Jim Broadwater, indicted for
murder, having killed a negro in the
Clark's Hill section, was acquitted.
Broadwater was represented by B.
E. Nicholson, Esq., and the State
by the solicitor.
The court of common pleas will
convene next Monday and will con
tinue in session two weeks.
Our popular price patterns and
weaves in wool and wash fabrics are
the most attractive in .style and
beauty, and more tempting in their
money-saving possibilities than you
oould expect. We have here the kind
you will be glad to choose from,
and at prices you can easily afford
and would be glad to pay.
Mr. Wright Writes of the G<
den Wedding ol Mr. and
I On October I, Mr. and Mrs. ',
V. Claxton celebrated the 50th a
niversary of their marriage, the
golden wedding at their hon
"High Point" in Edgefield count;
These two good people must bai
felt very happy as they thought c
the past fifty years, when they stoc
before the preacher and promised 1
be faithful until death. And no
fifty years have passed. Childre
have been given and they hav
grown up, married and gone t
make homes for themselves. Man
grand children came from seven
homes to cheer the declining 4aj
of their grandparents. Mr. and Mn
Claxton have borne the heat an
burden of many years togethei
They have had joys and they hav
had sorrows. But now at their ac
vanced age in life they are still hal
and hearty. Few men in the count;
if any, can laugh heartier than Un
cle Lewis. And now as they ar
coming down to the edge of th
river may the little bark on whicl
they have been sailing over the se,
of time have a safe landing ii
the ports of beaven where they ma:
wait to meet and greet their ch il
dren as each of them cross over
They have a splendid home ai
"High point" and Uncle Lewis is a
gentleman of the old school, a veri
table Chesterfield, abd his good wife
is the uncrowned queen of "Higl:
Point." We all will carry sweet
memories of this grand and bril
liant golden wedding, with all good
wishes for them in the future. This
happy couple did not expect an;
presents, but 1 they came rolling in
from South Carolina and Georgia.
They were numerous aud the day
was an ideal one. There were one
hundred and sixty souls present for
dinner. Everything said welcome,
every countenance was full of be
nign pleasure. The soft zypher as it
floated in the leaves of . the grand
old white oaks ^whispered Jhappy
greeting, the little brook that flow
ed hard by murmured its pleasure
at our presence. And with one ac
claim both mah and nature bid
every one kindliest greeting. At
high twelve the big farm bell peal
ed forth calling the craft from labor
to refreshment. An old time ante
bellum dinner was served and en
joyed by. a happj group of people
under the stately white oak trees.
Such a dinner kings would envy.
It vs as cooked so well aud seasoued
so niue. The barbecued meals and
hash could not have been better.
Sim Daniel, colored, cooked the
hash. And now may each of you
enjoy the bright sunshine of peace
and contenum-nt. May the golden
bowl of health be full like the pool
in the valley where flows the waters
from the springs hidden in the heart
of the hills. May your hearts be fill
ed in the future with a sweet charm
like unto the gentle murmur of a
silver fountain stealing forth midst
a bed of roses aud every evening
may you lie down in the igreen pas
tures of God's love and by the still
waters of his grace where the angel
of the Lord will watch over you
until the morning comes.
Mr. and Mrs. Claxton appreciated
very highly the lovely bouquet of
flowers from the U. D. C's. of John
ston. The guests from abroad were
M. J. Claxton and family, C. L.
Claxton and family, H. P. Claxton
and family, Y. W. Claxton aud
family, L. P. Claxton and family,
J. C. Claxton aud family and Oscar
Rener and (one pug dog name
Buck). Twenty-five Claxtons, all
from Kite, Ga., came through in
For several years Mr. L. V. Clax
ton has been giving from the full
ness of his heart a dinner to his old
company A, 15th South Carolina
regiment. He is one of the few men
who take time to strew the bright
roses of affection, the white lillies
of sympathy aud the sweet violets
of love while living. He oan say
"Shibboleth." All of his dealings
are doue on the level by the square.
For the lack of space we will have
to omit the names of the invited
guests from Johnston, Edgefield,
Aiken, Saluda and the country
round about. Suffice it to say that
outside of the immediate family
there were about one hundred and
forty people present.
J. Russell Wright.
Johustou, S. C. .
Chamber of Commerce Pians
Monster Rally. Free Bar
becue Dinner. Good
Johnston, October 12 -At s
meeting of the business men of
Johnston touight in the rooms of
the Chamber of Commerce arrange
ments were made for the holding
ol" a monster rally and community
day to take place Friday, the 22nd
of this month.
Plans were mapped out whereby
one of the most interesting* and at
the same time instructive events of
its kind ever held in this part of
the state will come oft on that date.
It is proposed to tay aside one day,
at which time the farmers, business
men and others of the towns and the
country surrounding the 1 i ve little
city of Johnston will be invited to
come here and participate in the
gathering, at which time prominent
speakers of know? reputation will
l>e on hand to address the people.
The meeting will m entirely non
political in character, and will have
as its prime motira felelligenw dis
cussion of questions affecting the
farmer, the merchant the banker
and the like. The idea is to get
the farmers to come here for a dav
and meet and mingfe with their
friends from all over this section,
and to hear soma s>? file best talks
seldom afforded the people of thia
section. Diversification, and it?
relation to the future' welfare of
the cuuntry, the boll weevil and
other evils confronting the farmer,
cotton speculation and its effect
upon the economic value of the cot
ton crop, business methods upon
the farm, the relation of the mer
chant to the farmer? are some of
the questions whick will meet with
discussion, and it is safe to predict
that the largest crowds which have
aver been to Johnston will be here
an the 22nd inst.
Speakers who kate made and
bold a reputation in their particular
line will be on hand to address the
people, and a feature of the big day
will be a free barbeen* tendered the
visitors from far and near by the
business men of Johnston, who have
i well deserved reputation of never
doing things by halves.
The barbecue will be served at
the school grounds, while thu speak?
iug will take place in the Johnston,
school building, than which there
is no prettier nor more comforta
bly appointed in the state.
AL the meeting last night 8. J.
Watson, was named as general
chairman, which in itself bespeaks
a most successful occasion, with
Representative J. JU Walker, P. N.
Lott and John Wright as members
of the general committee. The va
rious committees will be appointed
by this committee, with a member
of the general couwseittee as an ?x
officio chairman of tne sub commit
tee. At the meeting tonight those
present vouchsafed their support
by a riging vote, which assures one
of the biggest days ever held on the
A general invitation will be sent
out to all to be here on Friday the
22nd inst.? to hear the splendid ad
dress, to meet and mingle with one
another aud to take advantage of the
free barbecue dinner which will be
Readers of this newspaper are
particularly invited to come, as the
occasion is guaranteed to be well
worth a trip of miles to atten.l.
Card of Thanks.
In this hour of our great bereave
ment we desire to thank our friends
and neighbors who were so kind to
us and our loved ona, Mrs. W. P.
Winn, during her illness and death.
These manifestations of friendship
and devotion will always be treas
ured by us and we trust that at
some future time we can in some
measure at least return these many
acts of thoughtful kindness.
W. P. Winn and Children.
If yon waut some firt>t-olasi Ful'
ghuin oats and Abruxzi rye, s?nd
your orders to DrT W. E. Prescott, f
He can supply you with seed grown?
on his farm from carefully selected
seed. Seed grown ey a reliable man
at home or in your county are better
and more dependable than those yon
buy of a seed dealer, who buys
them from soma farmer, one who
probably is not as reliable as your
neighbor who often for sale.