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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1916
Angeline Bacon Chapter Meets,
"Easter Wedding" Thurs
daylight. W. C. T. U.
Miss Vina Patrick, daughter rf
the state historian, U. D. C., has
been appointed sponsor for UV
South Carolina division Sons of
Veterans, for the annual re-union
of April 25, to be held at Rock
Hill, and also for thc general re
-union of May, to be held at Bir
mingham, Ala. Her attendants ac
cording to a general order issued
b*- the division commander will be
as follows: matron of honor, Mrs.
F. M. Boyd, Johnston; maids of
honor, Miss Eva Fewell, Rock
Hill, and Miss Annie Rothrock,
Aiken. Every one here is delighted
that this honor has come to Mrs.
Boyd and especially is the Mary'
Ann Buie chapter pleased that the
chosen matron of honor should
'come from their number.
Mr. James White spent the week
end at Coker college with his daugh
ter, Miss Hallie White.
The children of the Confederacy,
Angeline Bacon chapter,held a very
interesting meeting on Saturday af
ternoon with Miss Sallie Do/.ier and
the members planned for an Easter
party on the 21st. The arranged pro
gram as outlined by general histo-1
r!an, was carried out by the chapter
historian Miss Frances Turner. The
subject was "Southern poets," the
chief one discussed being James R.
Randall of Georgia, who wrote
'Maryland, my Maryland," and
''The mocking bird." Theie were!
several selections read. The social !
feature was very pleasant and the |
cordial young hostess with bert
mother, Mrs. J. A. Dozier, served j
banana cream with pound and Lady
j Baltimore cake. Music was enjoyed
' from the pianolo.
The "Easter wedding" of Thurs- :
.^?^ejfii?j?e'?f- this week promises
.;. to be tho most fun provoking affair i
.ever held here, the participants all
being men. The bridal party is all
in readiness and the bride's costume j
looks as if it were imported. There
will be a musical program after the
usual order and flower girls, ribbon
wbearers, maid of honor, best man,
.dame of honor, twelve maids and
groomsmen. Mr. John W. Marsh
will be the bride and Mr. Leon
Stansell the groom. The affair will
be at the opera house.
While burning off new gr. unds
Mr. Thomas Holmes of the Philip-J
pi section had the misfortune toi
lose 90,000 feet of sawed timber,
the bi?h wind spreading the fire.
The many friends of Mrs. Alice
Cox will regret to learn of lier ex
treme illness at her home here. For
the past year or more she has been
sick but was able to be up most of
Mesdames H. G. Kidson and C.
P. Corn were hostesses for a most
charming afternoon party on Thurs
day, the occasion being held in the
home of the former and was in com
pliment to Mrs. Carl Richards of
Birmingham. The ideas of Easter
?were well carried out and every
where were iii lies and ferns and
olher spring blossoms. The hostesses
greeted all cordially and the guests
were refreshed with fruit nectar
by Misses Elberta Bland and Sue
Smih from a very handsome hand
painted china punch bowl with cups!
to correspond. Progressive rook was j
means of amusement and the tables
were with baskets of tiny Easter
*"?eggs and the score cards were bun
ny raboits. An animated game was
played. Block cream and cake was
served the color scheme being gold
and white and the favors were little
white rabbits. The afternoon passed
most pleasantly and every one was
delighted to see Mrs. Richards
The monthly meeting of the W.
C. T. U. was held on last Friday af
ternoon in the home of Mrs. Mattie
Denny president. The union decid
ed to devote a part of meetings to
<the study of the manuel and also
adopted the plan of the model mem
bership. On April 22, Baby day,
the union will have a rest room and
distribute literature. A letter was
read from the Door of Hope, Co
lumbia, thanking the members for
the much appreciated box of cloth
ing and food. This was valued at
$15. The committees ail had good
reports to give. The subject for tin
meeting was the L. T. L.", and
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
First Division W. M. U. Meets
An invitation to Bethany church
to any kind of gathering is enticing,
but when it is a meeting of the
Woman's Missionary Union along
any Hue of work, the invitation
would never be refused if there was
any possibility of accepting it.
Sunday was the day set apart by
the first division president, Mrs. B.
N. Talbert, as the time for the
meeting at Bethany, and letters
urging attendance had been sent
out by her several weeks in ad
vance, as a consequence Bethany
church was tilled with men, women
and children interested in the cause.
Several of the churches were repre
sented and made very good reports
of the work since the annual meet
ing at Clark's Hall, Mrs. Talbert,
presiding very graciously over the
session. Mrs. Y. M. Faulkner, of
Mountain Creek society conducted
the devotions and spoke of her early
and beloved associations with
Bethany, and that her sainted pa
ieras were buried in the city of the
dead adjoining the church,
Mrs. J. L. Mims made an expla
nation of the Standard of Excel
lence and the model member.
A very pleasant feature of the
programme wa? thc singing by Mrs.
Talbert's Honor' Roll Sunbeam
Band, singing the Sunbeam song
and others. Joe Major Lyon sang
a solo, on request, having distin
guished himself last fall at Clark's
Mr. J. L. Minis made a practical
talk on the subject of missions, and
a collection was taken amounting to
more than ?5.?5 which will help
the Bethany society to meet their
Mr. Leland Talbert delivered a
most cordial and courteous invita
tion to partake of the bountiful din
ner spread under the treej by the j1
loving hands of the women, and j
aided by the splendid men who are;e
always on hand to lend their aid.
Early after dinner the people as
sembled in the church tore-organize
the Sunday school under the leader
ship of Mr. Bart Talbert who has
been the faithful superintendent for
a number of years. At three o'clock
the pastor, Rev. Mr Smith, arrived,
having rilled an engagement at an
other church in the forenoon, and |1
preached on the subject of missions.
Mr. Smith is greatly beloved by
the peopie of Bethany and is doing
effective work among them.
A most delightful visit was made
by the writer and Mr. Mims at the
home of Mr. ami Mrs. B. K. Tal
bert, having taken shelter under
their roof for the night, and al
though they were fully in
structed not to prepare supper, they
served a very bountiful and appe
tizing meal which was enjoyed in
spile of the fact that the travellers
declared themselves not hungry.
Another pleasant visit of a half
hour was spent with Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Fuller on the return trip to
Edgefield on Sunday afternoon, and
it was very gratifying to find Mrs.
Fuller so improved in health, and
so cheerful and patient under her
long siege of illness.
All the people in this section are
greatly enthused, and naturally so.
over the new county of McCor
F. A. M.
Tiie following is rhe announce
ment of a marriage which occurred
in Sumter in which a number of
Edgefield people are interested:
"Mrs. Edwin Warren Moise an
nounces the marriage of her daugh
ter, Jessica, to Mr. Augustus Sum
merfield Merrimon, on Wednesday,
the twelfth of April one thousand,
nine hundred and sixteen at Sum
ter, South Carolina."
Appeal for Blocker Road.
We respectfully ask for a well
worked road from Edgefield county
seat to the Greenwood county line.
This road is traveled by people
from Jacksonville, Fla., to Ashe
ville, N. C.
We are getting tired of answering
the question, Lave you any Super
visor? Come northward Supervisor,
by way of Hollingsworth's, Cedar
Grove, Pleasant Lane and Williams1
Store. Give us a good wide road.
Do unto others as you would have
others do unto you.
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Peaches Damaged. Lettuce
Brings Good Prices. Early
Oats a Failure. Good
Farmers are very well np with
their work. Corn is np and most
of the cotton has been planted,
fruess we will go a-fishing this
week. If our neighbor, D. T.
Mathis, can puil a fourteen pound
one out of Horn's creek, we are
looking for some bettor from Sa
vannah waters this week. Mr. J.
W. Johnson is our champion fish
erman but we have heard nothing
from him this spring. He is very
anxious for a fish fry on the river
provided ail the lazy men will sro
down and help him catch the fish,
and the ladies will come in calico
dresses. We would be glad to have
some of our old Edgefield friends
iome over to McCormick county,
the "Baby County," and fish with
Well, we have been cut off from
vou but we want you to come to
*ee us. We have many pleasant
memories of you good people and
love to see you when we can.
Some of our ladies have with sad
nearts remarked a few days ago,
What are we going to do without
Mrs. Minis as our county president?
They declare that when possible
Lh?y are going to attend every Edge
field county meeting. Then comes
Lhe men: What are we to do with
jut O. Sheppard, the best associa-j
ion moderator in the State. Well
here is this about it-your meetings
m\\ not be any farther from us
lereafter than they have always
leen, so as we have no Mexican or
'4erman line to cross we are coni
ng to be with you in these good,
No, the peaches were not all kill
id last week but many of them
vere. The orchards have been
vorked better thia ...spring than .we
:ver saw before.
Lettuce is being shipped every
lay and brings good prices. Straw- i
jerries will go this week.
Fnlghum oats are heading but
he root and head are not very far
?part. Some Sudan grass will be
?lanted to follow oats.
Mrs. Carrie Nixon is on a visit to
1er son, Mr. J. P. Nixon, and we
vere all glad lo have her with us
ti Sunday school yesterday. We i
tad a delightful Sunday school with i
i total attendance of 32, the collec
?011 being $1.18. We had six visi
ons with us, Miss II. H. Wright of
?reenville, Miss Annie Mae Minis
d' the old Faifa neighborhood,
Messrs. D. T. Mathis, T. M. Adams
ind Frank Adams of Colliers.
These young gentlemen were in vi
ed by Dr. Adams of Plum Branch
o come up io his home and he took
hem to Clemson college in his car.
Piloy were so greatly pleased with
his trip, with Anderson and Green
wood counties that they are almost
eady to sel) out and mo v e. My,
mt such good roads, they say.
Miss H. H. Wright has been
?pending some days with Mrs. S.
Miss Annie Mae Mims spent the
tveek-end in the home that knows
io end to hospitality, Mrs. D. W.
Mr. John T. Middleton came in
urith one of the great Ford cars last
For Sheriff of Richmond County.
Mr. Jasper Paika stated to the
editor of The Advertiser in Augus
ta a few days ago that he is a can
didate for the office of Sheriff of
tiichmond county and is meeting
with much encouragement. Mr.
Parks has been a resident of Augus
ta for a number of /years and has
established himself in the confidence
of the people. He is a man of ster
ling qualities and the people of Au
gusta and Richmond county could
make no better selection for this im
portant office. He possesses the
qualities necessary for discharging
the duties of sheriff. His friends in
Edgefield county arj interested in
his candidacy and hope that he will
We are receiving new goods al
most daily. We have a complete
stock for ladies, misses and chil
dren. We also carry a full line of
ladies' genuine Panamas at ?1.00
Beautiful Morning Wedding.
The First Nuptials in the
- New Baptist Church.
Dr. Jones Officiated.
Wednesday morning, April 12,
at 10:30 o'clock, a beautiful mar
riage occured in the Baptist church,
the first to be held in the new
building. Mies Maud Rives became
the bride of Mr. Bentley Douglas
Ward'of Georgetown. The ceremo
ny was performed by E. Pendleton
Jones, the pastor of the bride.
The church was decorated with a
profusion of wild flowers, ferns and
palms, forming a beautiful back
ground for those who participated
in the marriage aa they were grouped
in front of the rostrum.
The organ was presided over by
Mrs. John R. Tompkins who ren
dered several appropriate selections
while the people were assembling.
Miss Lallah Wyman, a friend of
the bride from Aiken, sang "Some
where, a Voice is calling" very
As soon as the bridal party
reached the vestibule of the church
Mrs. Tompkins sounded the wed
ding march and the ushers, Mr. E.
S. Rives, an uncle of the bride, Mr.
Chesley Ward, a cousin of the
groom. Mr. James T. Mims, Jr.,
and Mr. B. H. Parker, entered by
two from the side doors, these he
ing followed by the ribbon girls,
Elizabeth Rives and Eloise Hart.
The matron of honor was Mrs.
J. Hugh Nicholson, a sister of the
bride, clad in white broadcloth and
carrying a large bouquet of Easter
lillies./The maid of honor was Miss
Gladys Rives, another sister of the
bride.fShe was attired in broadcloth,
bearing a bouquet of white roses, j
The fairy-like little flower girl was j
Anni^ Nicholson, a niece. ?
The bride, becomingly clad in a
.trayel.j/iff dress of blue garbadine,
er?tcri*%ith- -ber -mother, Mrs.-J.
U. Rives. The bride carried a large
bouquet of bride's roses. The groom
entered with his best man, Mr. A.
Lachicotte of Georgetown.
Among the out of town guests
were Mrs. J. E. Gaskin, Misses An
nie and Edith Gaskin and Mr. W.
D. Ott of Columbia, Mr. and Mrs..
Haskell of Charleston, Col. C. K.
Henderson, Mrs. Charles Hill, Mrs.
Finley Henderson, Mrs. Frank Hen
derson, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Hender
son, Misses Florence and Winnie
Powell of Aiken.
Soon after the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Ward left on the north bound
train for their wedding journey.
The best wishes of a host of Edge
field friends accompany Mrs. Ward
to her new home in Georgetown.
Death of Mr. James Bones.
Saturday morning Mr. James
Bones died at "Cedar Grove," the
home of Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson.
For several years, owing to his ad
vanced age, being in his 81st year,
Mr. Bones has been extremely fee
ble. Friday he fell from the piazza,
fracturing his hip, and his death re
sulted from a fall.
Mr. Bones was the oldest repre
sentative of a distinguished Georgia
family, one that for several genera
tions wielded a potent influence in
Augusta and other parts of the
state. He was a member of the
Presbyterian church in Augusta.
For several years he has been re
siding in the home of Mrs. Nichol
son, his cousin, but on account of
infirmities of age, he has been un
able to mingle with the people of
Ridgefield. The funeral service was
held at ''Cedar Grove" at four
o'clock Sunday afternoon, and the
body was taken to Rome, Ga., on
the late train for interment. Mr.
Bones' wife was buried in Rome.
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
Arthur L. Gunter, the pastor of the
Mr. Bones was survived by two
daughters, Mrs. J. B. Bro wer, of j
Chicago, and Miss Helen Bones of
We have a big lot of white goods,
several thousand yards, such as
Androscoggin and Fruit of the
Loom, also fine nainsook for under
wear and children's dresses. Come
in to see us before you buy.
Mukashy Bargain House.
Full iine of Men's and Boys'
Spring Hats, both straw and felt,
Mukashy Bargain House.
McCormick County Passes
The election providing for the
establishment of McCormick coun
ty was declared yesterday by an en
bane session of the supreme court
to have been legally held. There
ire now 45 coontie-; in South Caro
lina, the new unit bavins: been
recognized by an act of the legisla
ture. The decision by the court
means that all constitutional re
quirements have been mr;t for the
creation of the new county. The
en bane session of the supreme court
was attended yesterday by a large
number of advocates of the new
county. The new unit will be made
up from parts of Edgetield, Abbe
ville and Greenwood counties.
The new county movement has
been carried after a ficrht extendinjr
over a period of 20 years. Citizans
of the new county are making ar
rangements for a celebration at
McCormick county. Yesterday they
extended an invitation to Gov. Man
ning to attend the celebration. The
governor was forced to decline be
cause of other engagements.
The election was held last year.
An appeal was taken to the State
board of canvassers and the election
was declared to have been legally
held. Then the ease was carried
on to the supreme court. After
hearing the arguments and gi vi hf
the matter much consideration the
live justices of the supreme court
failed to agree and t^e circuit
judges of the State were called to
The majority opinion was writ
ten by Associate Justice Hydrick
and was concurred in by Associate
Justice Frasier and Circuit Judges,
Prince, Shipp, Sease, Ricn, Bow
man, Smith and Peurifoy. The
dissenting opinion was written by
Chief Justice Gary and concurred in
by Judge DeVore. - A separate dis
senting opinion was written by As
sociate Justice Watts and' concur
red-in .the Associate Justice-Gage
and Circuit ge's Wilson and
Frank B. Gary. Another dissent
opinion was written by Judge Er
The McCormick county advo
cates were represented yesterday at ;
the hearing by R. il. Welch of the
Columbia bar. William N. Gray
don and J. B. Park represented the
Th? case was that of T. A. Rob
inson and others against R. M. Mo
Cown and other members of the
State board of canvassers.
In 10U5 an election was held and
carried by a majority of four to one
in favor of McCormick county, but
the opponents won out in the courts
because the required area was lack
ing. At another election in 19.14
the new county agitators won by a
vote of six to one, but for the sec
ond time it was set aside by the
courts. The last in 1915 won out
by a big majority.
McCormick, the county seat of
the new county, is located on the
Charleston cfc Western Carolina
railway, 43 miles above Augusta
and 25 miles from Abbeville, Green
wood and Edgetield.-The State.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
The ladies of the Episcopal
church are arranging for their an
nual Easter egg hunt which will
take place at "Hill Crest" the home
of. Mrs. Kate Butler DeVore Mon
day April 24, at 3:30 o'clock.
Children of every denomination,
age and size ar>- invited to come.
Refreshments will be served at a
very small cost. Ice cream 5 cents a
saucer and cake 5 cents a slice. Ad
mission iuto the grounds 10 cents.
Just received another shipment
of beautiful taffetta and crepe de
chine dresses of style and quality
that can't be matched for anything
near the price we are selling them
Mukashy Bargain House.
We have just added a complete
line of cut glass to our stock. New
and very attractive designs, with
prices ranging from 75 cents to
$11.50 per piece. v.V
Collett cfc Mitchell.
We have a nice line of white
corduroy skirts for -si.25 and up.
Mukasby Bargain House.
Just received a lot of boys' wash
suits at 35 cents and up.
Mukashy Bargain House. ?
Senator Tillman Spent a Day at
Home. "Eutre Nous" Em
broidery Ciuk Many
Mrs. J. B. Knight and little
Kathrine from Greenville have ar
rived for a month'.?? stay in Trenton
combining business and pleasure.
Mrs Knijr'iL while here will super
intend the shipping of her aspara
gus. All hearts and homes are
thrown open to her. At present she
is with Mrs. A. B. Miller.
Mrs. Stevens and Miss Beatrice
Stevens have been recent visitors at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
The advent of a precious baby
girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Posey is the cuise 'of mach
rejoicing. Not only are the yoong
parents happy, but the grandfather
and the grandmother's faces are
wreathed in smiles.
Mesdames Anna Eidson, T. P.
Salter, J. H. Courtney, Dorian
Swearingen and Misses Belle Priv
ate and Marion Clark, attended the
missionary institute at Aiken this
Mrs Frank Herlong and her
splendid baby boy from Saluda are
visiting nt the home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. J. Harrison.
Mrs. J. R. Moss entertained a
number of friends at a delightful
fish dinner on Thursday.
Misses Charlotte and Louise
Brown from Abbeville are two very
winsome and attractive visitors in
our midst at present.
Mr. Hugh Harrison and Master
Jule Butler from North Augusta
spent the week-end with Misses Mae
and Carrie Harrison.
Miss Addie Hughes' friends will
be gratified to ascertain that she is
convalescing from a very serions
illness at the Columbia hospital
caused from an operation for ap
Miss Pennie Privette, another of
those charming Privette girls from
Darlington spent the week-end with
her sist?r, Mrs. J. H. Courtney. We
trust that her next visit will not be
The recent sickness of little
Elizabeth Day the lovely baby girl
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Day has
been the u?use of much uneasiness
among her friends and they are de
lighted thai there ?R some improve
ment in her condition.
Mrs. S. A. Morrall and Mrs.
Wallace Wise entertained informal
ly at cards for Mrs. Knight on Sat
urday and Monday afternoons.
Senator Tillman came down from
Rock Hill and spent a day and
night before his return to Washing
An embroidery club entitled the
"Entre Nous" club has been recently
organized among the young matrons
and young ladies and once every
two weeks dull cares are put aside
for the genuine pleasures that are
derived from these meetings. Miss
Maude Bettis was hostess on last
Tuesday afternoon and when sever
al hours had been happily spent the
lovely hostess served a delightful
salad course and hot tea.
Annual Easter Concert.
Sunday e vening next at 8:30
o'clock the animal Easter concert
will be held in the Methodist
church. All who attended have very
pleasant recollections of the con
cert of a year ago and are looking
forward to Sunday evening with
pleasant anticipations, knowing
that an inspiring musical treat is in
store. A collection will be taken
Suuday evening for the benefit of
the young women's missionary so
ciety. The following is the program
of the concert:
Opening chorus, Christ is risen.
Trio. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Solo and chorus, Whv seek ye the
living among the dead?
Chorus, Alleluia, Christ is risen!
Duet, Lift your alad voices.
Women's chorus, Our Lord is
( horus, Christ the Lord is ristn
New shipment of sheer quality of
batiste, white with, small figures
and floral designs. See these new
frc-sh summer fabrics at reasonable
Mukasby Bargain House.