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VOL.81 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY S, 1916 NO. 13
Augusta Rallies From Ashes
and Will Devote One Week
to Mirth and Merry
After weeks of most strenuous
preparation Augusta is ready for
her festival to be known as Atsugua
week, after the princess of the
Uchee Indians, after whom the city
was named, the fun and frolic to oc
cupy the time between Tuesday
May 9 and Saturday May 13. When
the great fire occurred it was at
first feared thal Augusta would be
. unable to get together her resources
sufficiently to hold the festival but
by Herculean efforts all difficulties
have been overcome and now every
thing is ready for the great week.
Starts Noon Tuesday.
The formal opening of the pro
gram is unique and beautiful. The
Red Men lodges of the city are co
operating to make this portion not
only pretty but symbolical. Dis
guised as TJchees they will arrive
in the city at noon from up the
river and will take possession of
the city in the name of Princess
Atsugua. To them as conq .terors,
Mayor Littleton will deliver the
kevs of the city throughout the fes
tivities the Indians will play a
The first parade will be held
Tuesday afternoon, following a roy
al American salute which in itself
will be unique. Instead of the cus
tomary salute of cannon there will
be fired high in the air a form of
Pain's pyrotechnics wherein the re
port of the exploding bomb a great
flag of some nation of the earth
will be spread across the heavens
the last banner thus displayed
being a great American flag, thus
depicting the position of honor oc
cupied by the United States among
The parade will be called the
civic, and will be participated in
by every civic organization in A\x
gusta.-?iii^ooat_-of -tbe-C-ily and .
,co"?hiy departments, the commer
cial and military bodies. Five thou
sand school children all in spring
di ess participate. Fully ten thou
sand people are expected to be iu
It is said that never has any
southern city been so well decorat
ed for anv fete as Augusta is for
this occasion. For days professional
decorators have been at work string
ing flags and banners across that
great thoroughfare known as Broad
street, eight stieet and that portion
of the city around Barrett Plaza
where the great hippodrome.is locat
ed. At night myriads of tiny color
ed lights will add their colorful ra
diance to the beauty of the scene,
and all day long thousands upon
thousands of banners, flags and
bunting will wave in the breezes
their colors, bright and gay, testify-!
ing to Augusta's renaissance. Ai
new Augusta has been born after
the baptism of fire and all ber citi
zens are desirous of showing how
wonderfully resourceful she is.
Four Parades Wednesday.
Four parades and pageants have
been conbined to make Wednesday
the big event of the week. First
there will be the allegorical pageant
.in which all the leading organiza
tions, lodges and firms of the city
will enter floats, some of which are
very costly and on which weeks of
preparation have been consumed.
Then there w ill be the automo
bile parade with a special section
for Fords, about five thousand of
. the cars alone being entered.
Next will come the floral display,
many beautiful cars beiug entered
by the ladies and gentlemen of the
The final section will be the
trades display, some of the big firms
having silent large sums in endeavor
ing to outstrip competitors.
Thursday will be parade day for
the bicyclists and motorcyclists v\,h
races for the former on Broad st ?et.
More than sixty cash and merchan
dise prizes have been donated for
, these events and entries with the
result that hundreds of machines
and bikes will be in competition.
Friday will see the U. U. T. pa
rade. In many respects this will be
the most unique event of the entire
festival, for the traveling men are
backin?; this parade en masse and
planning to make it the most at
tractive and funniest of all.
Friday night will witness the
Two Marriages in Methodist
Church of Plum Branch.
On last 2nd Sunday morning at
10 o'clock Miss Coreen Walls and
Mr. Bradley Bowie, also Miss Mag
gie Med lock and ?dr. George Shrine
were united in marriage at the Plum
Branch Methodist church,Rev. Rob
ert Rountree performing the double
ceremony in the presence of a large
crowd of friends and relatives. The
decorations were simple but pretty.
The brides looked real girlish and
sweet in their white voile dresses
with trimmings of lace and ribbon,
as they marched up the aisle on
arm of their handsome bridegroom
to the strains of Mendelssohn's wed
ding mareh, beautifully rendered
by Miss Essie Bussey.
During the ceremony Miss Bus
sey played "Humoreske" very soft
ly. Immediately after the ceremony
the brides and grooms and a few
relatives and friends of Mr.and Mrs.
Bowie drove over to Mr. Walls, the
home of Mrs. Bowie, to partake of
a wedding feast 'which of course
was greatly enjoyed by all.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowie left on the
following day (Monday) for Don
alds, S. C., where they will make
their future home.
Mr. Bowie is prosperous young
farmer of Abbeville county.
Mrs. Bowie, nee Miss Walls, was
one of White Town's most popular
young ladies. She will be greatly
missed in the community.
We wish for these young people
pie a loug and happy life.
White Town, S. C.
Memorial Service at Sweet
On May ll there will be memo
rial service at Sweetwater Baptist
church both in the morning and af
ternoon. An interesting program
is being arranged. The memorial
add i ess will be delivered by ex-Gov.
J C Sheppard in the afternoon. All
-those who have kindred or loved
ones buried there are expected to
have their graves appropriately dec
orated for the occasion.
All who are interested in the ceme
tery are requested to meet on May
10 to put it in order.
wonderful Atsugua ball in which I
will participate some of the leading i
people of this section and will see it
Atsugua crowned Princess of the
city with appropriate ceremonies j <:
by the Red Men.
Great Performances. | <
In addition lo the daily and fre- j ^
quent band concerts, free acts by j
noted gymnists in the streets there
wili be two performances daily in
the Atsugua Hippodrone erected at
great expense on Barrett Plaza op
posite the Union station by leading
acrobats, gymnists and fun makes.
The management has spared no ex
pense to make this a great series of
entertainments and it is asserted by
old showmen that no such galaxy
of aerial and stage stars bas ever
visited the south. There are fifty
people iu the troupe which are un
der the personal management of
Mr. Pat Casey of Kew York city,
the greatest purveyor of open air
entertainments in the world. The
hippodrone will have seats for over
o,5UU people and will be a place of
great beauty. The Atsugua organi
zation is spending thousands of dol
lars in makins tliis place, naturally
beautiful, particularly .attractive
and ornate. This entertainment
alone is said by Augustans to be
^orth a visit to the city to behold.
Very Low Rates.
The railroads entering Augusta
have granted very low rates for
this occasion. Three cents a mile
for the round trip has been granted
from all points in Georgia and
South Carolina the tickets being
good until the 15th of May for the
Than Augusta no city in the
country is making a harder fight to
come back after the biggest fire
ever in the state of Georgia or even
in Carolina and it is expected that
all who admire her pluck and
energy will take advantage of the
big festival to visit Augusta next
Our men's and boys' suits this
season are better than they ever
have been. Try one, price can't be
Mukashy Bargain House?
Entertainment For Sunday
School Class. Many Improve
ments About Town. Visi
tors Come and Go.
[Written For Last Week.]
Well, we were fflad to see just a
mower to-day about noon.
Mr. J. T. Blackwell and family
Prom Spartanburg spent one nijrht
asl week with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Miller en route to Georgia to visit
relatives. They were traveling in
their new Buick touring car.
Mrs. M. B. Sturkey has returned
from a week-end visit with her
laughter, Rev. Mrs. B. H. Coving
;on, in Waterloo, S. C.
Mrs. W. C. Blackwell entertained
ier Sunbeam Band with an Easter
luntlast Friday p. m. Little Eliza
beth Miller found the most eggs.
On Saturday afternoon Miss
luau ita Miller gave her Sunday
school class a hunt. Those present
ivere, Janie Bell and Gertrude Har
oer, Russell and Thomas Hazel
Roddie, Herbert and Otelia Bladen,
tarroll and Cornelia Winn, Lajunta
While, Louis3 Bracknell, Rebecca
Wells, Woodrow Blackwell, Elsie.
Sanders, Elizabeth Miller. Miss
Lucile Humphries, and Miss Fannie
Lou Cheatham helped to entertain
.h?se little folks. Lemonade was
served just before the little guests
;ook their leave.
Those among our visitors of last
.veek up to date were, Miss Fannie
Lou Cheatham a visitor of Mrs. R.
M. Winn, her sister.
Mrs. Dolton and son Will from
Mallison spent the week-end with
ier daughter, Mrs W. F. Rush.
Mr. Rush's father is with him
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Graves from
Srunson are visiting relatives
? Mrs. J. E. Moore from Double
branches, Ga., is visiting her moth
!r. Mrs. J. R. Bod ie.
Misses Janie Miner and Emmie
iarvley from G. W. C., Greenville,
5. C., spent Easter with their sis
ers, Mrs. W. C. Blackwell and
drs. J. S. Sanders.
Miss Mozelle Kitchings of Mc
cormick, visited with Miss Janie
diner from Saturday night 'til.
Mr and Mrs Jessie Stone from
Rehoboth came up Sunday, tak
n?r a pleasure ride in their Ford
Mrs J E Moore, Misses Ida San
lers and Lena Bodie with Claud
Lewing and P II Gaines spent Sun
lay with Miss Alma Moore, at
Double Branches, t?a.
Mr W G Wells carried Rev.
lo un tree to Dothan Sunday for ser
Mr J W Miller was a visitor in
Viiii'usta lasi week.
Miss Grace Wells left to-day on
loon train for Clyde, N. C., to at
eud commencement exercises at
rlaywoud Institute. Miss Wells was
i student at Haywood last session,
l?ev L B White one of our former
jastors has charge of this school.
The Presiding Elder Rev Wal
x-r Herbert preached for us Sun
lay night at Methodist church.
Our B. Y. P. C. did not have
service Sunday night on account of
.here being services at Methodist
The Y. W. A's. met Sunday p.
:n., at 4 o'clock with Miss Grace
Wells, who is president of the Aux
Mr J II Anderson made a quick
trip to Ninety-Six last week.
Mrs and Mrs J W Cobb and son
returned to Hodges, their home,
ifter a long stay with Mrs Cobb's
parents, Mr and Mrs H Banks.
Mr Neil Dalton, who has been
visiting his sister Mrs W F Rush,
likes our little city so well that he
has accepted a position as book
keeper with W F Rush o; Co.
We are glad to see so much im
provement going on in our little
town. Two among the many is, Mr
J W Miller is having water-works
put in his house. Wells & Son's
new Garages is almost completed.
We are glad to have Mr and Mrs
J L Wells (the newly weds) for our
neighbors. Welcome to our little
city and we wish you both a long
and happy life.
Wonder what the attraction is in
our little city for the White Town
boys on Sunday afternoon. Tho we
needn't wonder when we have so
many pretty ??iris here. Look ont!
You P. B. boys those boys mean
Miss Cain Closes School. Ap
propriate Addresses. Boun
tiful Dinner Served. Sick
ness in Community.
WiJl you allow rae just a littl
space in your valuable paper to tell
of a few happenings in our neigh
The first and most important
thing ?s oui' farmers. They are need
ing rain so badly. Cotton and corn
have just peeped out and can't go
any farther without rain. The oats
have .despaired and are now head
Last Friday our school closed,
after being taught a seven months'
term by Miss Ruth Cain. She was
assisted by the trustees in giving a
picnic, which was enjoyed by all.
We were glad to see so many of oar
friends come from Ed?etield, Tren
ton, Johnston, Colliers, Ked Hill
and Ropers. We had two ver> fine
talks from Senator B. E. Nicholson
and W. W. Fuller. Mr. Fuller is
v?ry iriueb interested in the educa
ting of the children. He also wants
to see; the school have grounds
improved so as to be attractive to
tue children. He said the county
would appropriate one hundred dol
lars ($100) and the Legislature one
hundred (Sl??) toward the work, so
we hope to soon see the trustees get
Senator Nicholson spoke of how
anxious fae was to see thc day come
when, every man would own his
own home. After being held for
an hour by the good speakers we
were invited to dinner, and we must
say there are not words ra the
English language that would give
due cr?dit to the grand feast spread
before ne, and the hundreds of gal
lons of ice lemonade. We had a
few candidates with us to shake
We are sorry to know that some
men (violated the law so much as
to bring a buggy load of whiskey
to oaj^jnlc to sell.
We hope the trustees will be able
to persuade Miss Cain to return and
teach next term, for we all liked
her and hated to see her go. A
certain young man has had an at
tack of heart trouble since her de
parture and can't eat. He says the
ouly thing that he can relish is
sugar Cain (cane.)
We are all grieved to learn of
the illness of that sweet and amia
ble girl Miss Lila Roper, and hope
she will soon be able to return to
Mrs. J. N- Fair is also on the
sick list. She is very much missed
by every one as she has a smile and
kind word for everybody.
Miss Sallie May Miller is spend
ing a few days at the home of Mr
and Mrs S B Mays.
Mrs Carrie Mays spent Thursday
ni?, ht at Oak Grove.
Mrs P L. Ryau is spending a few
days with relatives in Graniteville.
Miss Elizabeth Wells spent Sat
urday aud Sunday in Edgetield with
her grand parents.
Mr Warren Fair is very anxious
to know what has become of all the
girls. Have they forgotten this ia
leap-year. He is still waiting, so
come along girls. You are letting
your goldeniopportuuity of life slip
We hear that Mrs C A Wells is
soon to have a telephone put ra. Mr
Wells says if she talks any more
after she gets the phone he can't
stay in the house. Mr Wells is also
having water-works put in.
Mr Editor, for fear of taking up
too much of your time and space,
as I want to come again I will bid
Large assortment of summer un
derwear of all kinds and sizes.
Mukashy Bargain House.
Dr Win S Trigg, Veterinary Sur
geon from Aiken, S. C. was in town
Mrs J W Blackwell and Miss
Juanita Miller went to Greenwood,
S. C. to do some shopping.
Miss Pearl Callison is on the sick
list this week. Hope she will soon
Mr C W Freeland from Augusta
was in town Saturday night and
Your old Friend,
Plum Branch, S. C.
W. C. T. U. Will Entertain Mis
On Monday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union will hold a
meeting at the Baptist church on
the subject of temperance and mis
sions. All the members of all the
mission societies of Edgefield are
cordially invited to be present.
Mrs. Peak will conduct the devo
tions, and Mrs. Abner Broadwater,
president of the Baptist mission so
ciety will be in chame of the pro
gram which is as follows: (l) Organ
prelude, Palm Branches; (2) Devo
Reading, The need of co-opera
tion of temperance and missions,
Mrs. A. L. Gunter.
Vocal solo, "The whole wide
world for Jesus," Miss Miriam Nor
Selection, Temperance and mis
sions, Mrs. M. P. Wells.
Reading, "What co-operation has
accomplished," Mrs. Pendleton
Noontide hour of prayer by choir.
Selection, "Did you?'' Miss Ruth
A song of victory by congrega
Selection, "The saloon a devil,"
A message from China, Mrs. W.
Chorus, "My Saviour will be with
me all the way."
1 Plans for preparedness," Mrs.
The tight is on," song by con
'Victory," a vocal trio.
Organ postlude,"Festival march,"
A social hour under the trees. !
(Mrs. W. L. Danovant, Mrs. B. 1
Timmons, Mis. E. J. Norris, Mrs.
Mrs. C. E. May and Mrs. Townsend
trill greet the guesss as they enter.) '
Southern Enlarges Equipment.
Washington, D. C., April 27.- j
Southern Railway has just purchas- f
ed 45 locomotives;" 60 "all-steel pas
senger train cars, 1,50U ail-steel coal 3
cars, 1,507 steel center sill box cars, t
and 100 steel center sill caboose (
cars, as follows: J
From the Baldwin Locomotive
works, 30 Sante Fe type freight lo- 1
comotives and 15 Mountain type s
From the Pullman Company, 25 J
coaches, 10 passenger and baggage :
cars, 10 mail and baggage cars, 10
baggage baggage and express cars !
and 5 club cars.
From the Pressed Steel Car com
pany, 1,000 50-tou flat bottom gon- ,
dola coal cars.
From the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. (
company. 500 coal cars of the same
From the Lenoir Car works, 1
1,007 30-ton plain box cars and 500
30-ton plain automobile box cars
and 100 caboose cars. .
The Mobile and Ohio railroad
has purchased 1,000 30-ton steel
center sill ventilated box cars from
the American Car and Foundry Co.
All this new equipment is to be
of the most modern and approved
construction. Both the passenger
and freight locomotives are to be
more powerful than any new in ser
vice of Southern Railway while the
passenger and freight nain equip
ment will conform to the present
standards, the passenger train cars
being electric lighted as well as of
all steel construction.
All this equipment will be placed
in service as soon as it can be de
livered by the builders.
Miss Mobley Graduates.
The Advertiser acknowledges
with pleasure the following invita
tion. Miss Mobley has made a splen
did record at Coker college, being
now the president of student gov
ernment. She is a daughter of Dr.
Goode Mobley of Johnston:
Mary Lucia Mobley \
Friday evening, May the twelfth
Hartsville, South Carolina.
Just received a large shipment of
men's pants. Come in and look at
them. We are selling them very
Mukashy Baigain House.
-Miss Nickerson Entertained.
Mrs. Bean Entertained the
D. A. R. Chapter. Mu
sic Club Met.
Anion? the veterans from here
who attended the re-union at Rock
Hill were Messrs. VV. T. Walton,
J. G. Mobley, G. I\ Cobb. W. A.
Jordan, Derrick, J. W. Sawver and
J. D. Eidson.
Miss Antoinette Denny who
graduates with full honors at Con
verse college in a few weeks, has
been elected teacher of the 11th
zrade and lady principal of the
Aiken high school. During the
mramer months she and her mother
Mrs. Mattie Denny will take up
their abode permanently at Aiken.
Many will be interested in the
following invitation received here
by friends: "Coker college presents
Mary Lucia Mobley in a senior re
silal Friday evening, May 12, col
lege auditorium, Hartsville, South
Carolina." Miss Mobley is the
laughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. G.
Mobley and is to be congratulated
upon the splendid record she has
made as student of this college.
Recently little Lina Keesee hap
pened to a painful accident. While
>he and other children were seated
>n an automobile, she attempted to
climb out and fell, breaking her
collar bone. The little one is rapid
Mrs. David Philipps of Spring
?eld is visiting her father, Capt. P.
Mr. Huiet Waters has purchased
a Ford car, Mr. E. L. Yonce a
jrant No. 6, and Mr. Erwin Smith
Misses Marion Mobley and Orlena
Cartledge and Messrs. F. S. Bland,
Julian Bland, Earl Smith, W. A.
Bradfield and James LaGrone are
members of the delightful house
party that is making the home of
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Tompkins
weh a place of happiness.
The' semi-an?ua?-n?eeting, W.
M. LT., auxiliary to the Ridge as
sociation will meet Saturday, May
3, at Red Bank church, Saluda. A
full program bas been arranged.
Miss Bessie Ford Turner has re
:urued to Coker college, having
spent Easter week in her borne here.
Miss Anita Bohler and Mr. Gary
Satchel- of Augusta, Miss Ruth
Strom and Mr. Frank Logan of
Edgefield, were week-end visitors in
;he home of Mr. W. W. Satcher.
Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts has been quite
dck during the past week and her
noiher, Mrs. Smith of Tenille, Ga.,
ivlio was visiting her, had her to ac
company her home, thinking the
jhange might prove beneficial.
Dr. W. T. Derieux will preach
in the Baptist church, on the second
Sunday in May, the 14th.
Rev. W. S. Brook, of Lexington,
Va., who has accepted the call to
the Baptist church will arrive with
Lis family about the 15th.
Miss Hortense Padgett of Edge
field spent the week-end here with
The chief social feature of the
past week was the pleasant evening
spent in the home of Miss Maud
Nickerson. In response to cordial
invitations sixteen couples gathered
at this home and were warmly wel
comed by the charming hostess and
her mother, Mrs. Fanuie Nickerson,
aud as they entered were served
with punch by Mrs. Claud Lott.
Quantities of sweet peas and lillies
were used in decorations and the
tables for rook each held bowls of
sweet peas. Sweet music was enjoy- *
ed as the guests arrived. Several
games of rook were had and later
the tables were arranged for refresh
ments- The hostess assisted by Miss
Sara Sawyer served strawberry
cream and pound cake, and each
guest found at her place a dainty
nard, tied with a bunch of tiny tink
ling bells. There was pleasant ex
citement as this was found written
on each: "Watsou-Bland, June 6."
As they were being read Mendels
sohn's wedding march rang out. All
turned to the happy youug couple.
Miss Martha Watson and Mr.
Avery Bland with exclamation and
good wishes. Miss Watson appeared
very pretty and attractive in white
net with point de-sprit and old rose
trimmings. She wore a corsage bou
quet of vari-colored sweet peas.
Every one was reluctant to make
adieux, and left with pleasant rec
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