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Historic Nineteen Fifteen, with its pleasures and labors, has ended.
Sincere Wishes for a Prosperous Nineteen Sixteen
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May the motto, "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men/' be the basis of our future dealings, and thereby brighten
the dark days and make life worth living. It shall be our policy in the future as in the past to right all wrongs, to
gain, retain and merit the confidence of all mankind. So how, with grateful thanks for the blessings of nineteen
fifteen, we have a fond good bye. For nineteen sixteen, a brighter welcome.
W. H. TURNER, Proprietor
Edgefield, South Carolina
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were married, the ceremony taking
place at Edgefield at . tne Methodist
parsonage. Rev. A. L. Gunter, per
forming the ceremony. The happy
cocple came on here to the home of
the groom's sister, Mrs. Will
Wright, and later went to their
home near town. Mrs. Mitchel is
from Williston and was teacher of
Long Braach school.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Williams of
Augusta and Mr. Marion Williams
of Atlanta nave been visitors in the
home of Mr. T. R. Hoyt.
Rev. George P. White, Miss
Edith White and Mr. Harry White
of Union, spent last week here with
Capt. and Mrs. P. B. Waters,
Sr., celebrated their golden wed
ding on Christraay day and on this
happy occasion they had with them
their children and grand children
and a few other friends and rela
tives. In this family of children are
Dr. John Waters of Saluda, Mes
dames Boger of Manning, Daniel
Philipps, Springfield, Lyn Allen,
Atlanta, Miss Annie Waters Au
gusta, Miss Mollie Waters, and
Messrs. P. B. Waters, Jr., and
Huiet Waters of this place. During
the day a sumptuous wedding feast
was served, the centerpiece of the
table being a huge wedding cake
prettily iced. Many cordial good
wishes were for this couple who
have passed so happily together
these 50 years. Among the gifts
were several $5.00 gold pieces.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D.
A. R., held the December meeting
in the home of the regent, Mrs. M.
T. Turner on Monday afternoon,
December 27. After the usual order
of opening the roll was called aud
each member responded with a
Christmas episode. Several business)
matters were dispose 3 of and com
mittees appointed to see into the
tracing of the "old trails" and tu
make plans for an entertainment.
The subject for the afternoon was
"A Colonial Christmas." When the
meeting concluded Misses Bessie
Ford and Frances Turner served a
sweet coarse, this being prettily ar
ranged in Christmas doilies and
sealed with Christmas seals.
Prof. Addison Lynch of Bir
mingham, Ala., is the guest of
The remains of Mr. Henry Crim
were brought here from Augusta
Sunday evening and were taken to
the home of bis nephew, Mr. Wal
ter Crim, the funeral / taking place
Monday afternoon at three o'clock
at Mt. of Olives cemetery. Mr.
Crim was a brother of the late Mr.
Jeter Crim and resided here a r. um
ber of years, going from here to
Edgefield and later moved to Au
Rev. W. T. Hundley of Rome,
Ga., was a guest in the hom a of
Mr. M. T. Turner during the holi
.lays anl while here also visited
other friends and old acquaintances.
Prof. and Mrs. Eric Hardy and
Misses Elliet and Conya Hardy
have been spending; awhile in the
home of their father, Mr. J. W.
The New Century Club met with
Miss Zena Payne on Tuesday after
noon, December 28th, and although
the weather was very gloomy there
was a full attendance and all enjoy
ed au hour or more discussing some
of the popular writers. There were
"Louisa De la Rome (Ouida)" "Ma
rie Corelli," Katherin Cecil Th urs
ton," "Myrtle Reid and "Amelia
E. Barr," Mrs. B. L Allen had
charge of this session and after this
a delightful musical program was
enjoyed. Later all were invited into
the dining room where a repast was
served in courses. The centerpiece
of the table was a miniature Christ
mas tree surrounded by red and
white candles with Santa Claus on
either side and on the tree were the
favors for the guests. The decora
tions about ihe home were of holly,
Christmas wreaths and bells.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and ohildren
are at home from a visit to Char
lotte, N. C.
W. C T. U. Meeting.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union held the first meeting
of the new year at the residence of
of Mrs. James E. Hart on Monday
afternoon. Owing: to the indisposi
tion of the president, Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford presided, and the devo
tional exercises were led by Mrs.
E. P. Jones.
A paper bearing on anti-narcot
ics, the subjeot for the meeting,
was read by Mrs. Tillman which
demonstrated with statistics from
eminent authorities, the bad effects
of cigarette smoking and the low
standing of pupils who smoke in
the grades of the high schools.
Mitchel Wells delighted those pres
ent with a well-rendered recitation
on the boy's great enemy, tobacco,
and the Royal Ambassadors of the
Baptist W. M. U. came by special
invitation and sang their inspiring
chanter hymn, "Ambassadors for
the King." The ?presence of'these
young boys and their willingness to
take part on the program was com
mendable and greatly appreciated.
Mrs. John Tompkins' song, "The
college boys" was full of warning
to young men of that class against
temptations that mar and destroy.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburni superin
tendent of flower mission work, re
ported what the organization had
done during the holidays for the
poor and needy and plans were
made for further activities along
The W. C. T. IL will issue invi
tations to the teachers of the coun
ty to a dinner given in their honor
during the Teachers' Institute to
be held in -Edgefield in January, Itt
is hoped that many will be present
as their guests on that occasion?
Interest increases in the model
member contest, each one vieing (?)
with the other in friendly rivalry
to attain the greatest number of
points on the Standard of Excel
Delightful ambrosia and cake
were served by the hostess at the
conclusion of the program.
Two Marriages by Dr. Jone*.
Sunday, December 26, Dr. E.
Pendleton Jones tied two nuptials
knots at his home in Buncombe.,
About noon Mr. Broad us Leon
ard Whatley and Miss Mary Orlen?
Byrd, two popular young people of
the Gilgal section, were married by
bim. and in the afternoon two wide
ly beloved voung people of the Re
hoboch-Gilgal section, Mr. J. Er
nest Morgan and Miss Mattie Lou
Coleman, were united in the holy
bonds of wedlock, the ceremony
being witnessed by a few friends'
who accompanied them. The Ad
vertiser extends sincere congratula
tions to all of these young friends.
Death of Mrs. Lucy DeLaughter.
At the residence of her sister,
Mrs. J. H. Adams, 216 West Ave
nue, North Augusta, Mrs. Lucy
DeLaughter, wife of Mr. S. I. De-;
Laughter, passed from life at 7
o'clock Thursday evening. The]
deceased was a native of Edgefield,
S. C., and was on a visit to her
sister when she was taken ill and
after three days' sickness was
claimed by death. Her age was 38
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock
this afternoon at the Sweetwater
Baptist church, Rev. P. B. Lanham
officiating. The interment was in
the Sweetwater cemetery. The fol
lowing gentlemen: Messrs. G. A.
McKie, J. 0. Scott, C. E. Murrah,
H. H. Scott, H. L. Buuch and A.
The deceased is survived, by her
husband, Mr. S. Irvey DeLaughter;
two sons, j Levi and George De
Laughter; two daughters, Lorinne
and America DeLaughter; father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Reese; four brothers, Messrs. Thom,
as and Pierce Reese, of Edgetield
S. C., and Auren and L. S. Reese,
of Aiken, S, C.; also three sisters,
Mrs. W. M. Parish and Miss Marv
Reese, of Edgefield, and Mrs. J.
H. Adams, of North Augusta.
All persons are warned not to
hunt on land owned or controlled
by me. This means everybody, so
please stay off.
G. T. SWEARINGEN.
Trenton, S. C.
Parka ville's Christmas Tree.
Parkville has bad her communi
ty tree like her big sister towns and
every family for miles around is
happier and every ohild richer by a
beautiful present from the tree and
a bag of candy from Santa Claus
who honored the occasion with a
visit in full regalia.
The Baptist church had been
'decorated by the young people with
festoons and medallions of cedar
abd holly and the pulpit and choir
banked with greens until they were
made veritable bowers. The fine
large cedar tree stood on the choir
'platform and was brilliant with or
naments and candles.
A beautiful song service preced
ed the distribution of the gifts. The
choir and congregation and chil
dren sang the Christmas carols "Joy
to the world" and "Oh, little town
of Bethlehem" and Miss Gazzie Os
borne and Miss Marie Blackwell
sang most beautifully, "Snleti
night, holy night." There were ap
propriate Christmas recitations by
Misses Kathleen Parks, Marie
Blackwell and Willy Bradshaw and
a most splendid talk on Christ as
the great gift by the Rev. J. H.
After the religious exercises it
was suggested that some one might
have had a message from Santa
Claus, and Mr. John C. Morgan an
nounced that he bad received a let
ter from Santa Claus land and this
is the message he read:
Old Santa Claus stopped all the
Within his shop, said he, "I hear
there are some little boys
That don't believe in me!"
Some of them won't set any toys
Some won't have any tree.
I don't believe in little boys
That don't believe in me!"
It was promptly voted of course
that there were not any little boys
or any little girls that don't believe
in Santa. About the time this was
done, to the amazement of all old
Santa Claus or it may have been him
doubly appeared among the crowd
and there was a howl of joy.- Then
the distribution of the presents be
gan and there must have been 300
of them and a bag of candy
for every little one in the village.
Finally Parksville went home
happy and pioud of its communitv
Christmas tree and thankful to
every one that had helped to make
it such a great success.
There are already plans afoot to
iee that Parksville celebrates prog
ress day, February 29, with the rest
of the country. No place in the
county is more progressive and has
made greater strides in the past five
years than Parksville.
W. W. F.
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Interesting Letter From Red Oak
This beautiful morning our heart
is filled with best New Year wishes
to all man-kind.
Our honored pastor at Red Oak
Grove, Rev. G. VV. Bussey, ' con
ducted a fitting service on yester
day. It was an inspiration, au up
lift to higher ideals for us all. He
noted with appreciation the willing
ness with which our young leaders
assumed their responsibilities. The
kind Providence, providing for
them a rich inheritance. A devout
christian.influence to each of us, our
pastor feels that the lives of those
of our sainted fore-fathers has been
inherited. Uttering encouraging
words along that line made each in
dividual tiust in divine guidance.
They could "Go forward" in dis
charge of their duty, doing all
things for the glory of His king
dom on earth.
The W. M. U. meets at ohurch
next Snnday and will consider form
ing of a mission study class in early
OurY. W. A's. led by Miss
Georgia May Wates, have a contest
now that seems to be bringing out
new energy. We will see that one
of the girls reports later their suc
cess and how conducted.
The members of our Sunbeams
have not all lost interest, tho they
have not had regular meetings for
some time. One 01 two of the little
girls say they want to still be sun
beams if they can't have their meet
ings. When children manifest in
terest there is encouragement.
The holidays were very quietly
spent in our immediate section.
The marriage of Mr. McKie Bailey
to Miss Yelma Dorn on the 27th,
waa the occasion of the largest
gathering, we had. Many of ' their
friends witnessed their marriage,
wishing them much success aud
Best wishes are extended to oar
young friend, Mr. Billy Doolittle
and his young bride. They quietly
stole away to Greenwood aud were
married on 29th.
Invitations are out to the mar
riage of Mr. Tillman White and
Miss Everette Bush on Feb. 6.
Madame Rumor scents orange
blossoms in our town again at a
later date. Big signs are out.
As we write we oan hear the
noise of busy farm life, whioh in*
dioates that business has begun
with the new year.
To yon and yours, and one and
ali, we extend best wishes for our
1916 year book. May it be closed
with olean records. To do that we
must begin right. Through Diyine
guidance it can be done.
Modoc, S. C.
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News From Cold Spring.
The old year died on a beautiful
day and the new year carne in on a
beautiful day. So may the life of
each of my readers be beautiful and
bright during this year. The holi
days in our town were very quiet.
"Old Santy" was good to all.
There was a Christmas tree at the
church here on Tuesday daring the
holidays. A special service givens
hythe Sunbeams, Y. W. A. and
Woman's Missionary Society. Tbe
tree was beautiful, being loaded
down with many presents for tbe
children. Dinner was served at the
church by the ladies for the benefit
of their Mission Society.
Mr G E Dukes and Miss Ella
Bassey were married at Modoc De
cember 26 by Rev J T Littlejohn.
Mr McKie Bailey and Miss Vel
ma Dorn were married December'
27 by Kev ?J T Littlejohn. We
extend to these young people our
most Jjtearty congratulations and
and wfpb for them a useful life.
The boys of Rose Cottage left
this maping for their work at R?
M. I. SSiss Pearl Quarles went . to>
her school duties at Edgefield. Miss
Sallie Smith returned to her scbooL
We are sorry to report that Dr
Prescott had to return to the hos
pital for tieatment. We hope he
will soon return much improved.
Our school opened up this morn
ing for work. We were at the
chapel exercises, and both teachers
and pupils were glad to return to
Our heart was made sad by read?
ing the account of the death of
Rev W E Wilkins. We were in
college and the seminary with Mr
Wilkins, where a close friendship
was formed that has lasted all these
years. We extend our sympathy to
those who mourn his loss.
Mr. and Mr J. George Edward
Dukes have arrived in Augusta and
are at home to their friends at 451
Watkins Street. The marriage of
Miss Lucy Ellen Bassey and Mr.
Dukes took place Sunday at Mo?
doc, S. C., the home of .the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Bas
sey, a lovely home wedding, attend
ed by a number of intimate friends,
who were afterwards entertained at
a reception previous to the depart
ing of the young couple for their
Mrs. Dukes ie a very charming:
young woman sod her Angosta
friends are delighted to have hera?
a resident. Mr. Oakes is connect
ed with the Burton-Taylot- Wise
Company and is held in high es
teem by all who know him?
Mr. Cleveland Barnes, who at
tended Mr. Dukes as best man, has
also returned from Modoc.-Au