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VOL. 81 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6,1916 NO. 44
BLALOCK-BLAKELY.
Beautiful Marriage in Presbyte
rian Church. Ceremony Per
formed by Bride's Father.
Reception Followed.
The Presbyterian church present
ed a scene of rare beauty Wednes
day evening, November 29, the en
terior of the building having been
completely transformed for the
marriage of Miss Edwardina Bla
lock, the daughter of the Rev. and
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, and Lady James
Blakely of Ora, Laurens county.
The ceremeny was performed by the
father of the bride, with the invoca
tion by the Rev. E. C. Bailey, the
pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Friends of the bride who possess
artistic taste made a fitting setting
or environment for the beautiful
marriage. The rostrum and the
long aisles of the church were cov
ered with white and the tall win
dows adjacent to the rostrum tvere
gracefully festooned with smilax,
' -the lattice effect across the windows
showing through the evergreen with
pleasing effect. The walls above
the rostrum were also festooned
with evergreens and both sides of
the pulpit were embanked with
ferns and palms. Tulle was grace
fully draped above the chancel and
numerous lifelike butterflies with
silvered wings gave added beauty to
the fairylike scene. In addition to
the electric lights that were soften
ed by the tulle and evergreen that
enveloped them, numerous candles
were placed about the rostrum and
other part6 of the building. The
decorations in the entirety present
ed a scene so enchantingly beautiful
as to make one feel transported to
other climes.
While the bridal party was as
sembling in the vestibule of the
ohuroh Miss Nan Gunter of Bates
burg Rang "Love's Secret," with pi
ano accompaniment by Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman. This was followed by
..Beethoven's "Fur Elise," by Mrs.
Tillman. At this juncture two of
the ushers outlined the aif.les with
wide white ribbon, stretched from
the doors at the vestibule to front
pews. As the bridal party entered
the Lohengrin bridal chorus was
sung by Miss Nan Gunter, Miss Sa
die Mims, J. G. Holland and H.
M. Reynolds. Four little ribbon
girls. Mary Lynch and Dorothy
Boyd, in the west aisle, and Ann
J^wton and Effie Allen Lott, in the
e<?JD aisle, were the first to er;ter.
These were daintily attired in white
organdie, with butterfly wings
caught at the shoulders. These lit
tle fairies were followed hy the ush
ers, William Hunter with Dr. S. A.
Morrall, William Blakely with Wad
D. Allen. Miss Ruth Tompkins en
tered the west door as her partner,
George Blakely, entered the last
door. Following in like manner,
except in alternate aisles, entered
Miss Ruth Timmerman and James
Bonner. These Bridesmaids were
attired in white, carrying bouquets
of pink carnations.
The dame of honor, Mrs. S. A.
Morrell, wore a gown of white taf
1 feta with train of white tulle, her
bouquet being white chrysanthe
mums. The maid of honor, Miss
Alice McCHntOOk was attired in
white taffeta with gold trimmings,
her flowers being large yellow
chrysanthemums. A much admired
little participant was the ring bear
er, Fitzmaurice Byrd, who wore al
suit of white satin.
As the bridegroom entered with
his best man, Sam Blakely, the bride
entered the opposite door simultan
eously with ber sister, Mrs. Wil
liam S. Boyd, who was beautifully
attired in whitt taffeta, with long
train of white tulle, her bouquet be
ing white chrysanthemums. The
bride wore a rich gown of white
duchess satin with pearl trimmings,
the conventional train being of
shimmering satin. The tulle veil
which hung gracefully afbout her
form was caught w ith orange blos
soms. She bore a shower bouquet
of valley lilies.
The first to take their position on
the roBtrum were the officiating
ministers and as the bride and
bridegroom, the last to enter, paus
ed in front of them it corresponded
to the last stroke of an artist upon
his masterpiece. A living picture
was here presented that would baf
fle description by one particularly
endowed in word painting.
At the close of the marriage cer
emony the bridal party marched1
Edgefield School Letter.
The MeDuffie literary society had
planned to give a special public
meeting on December 8, but on ac
count of the spelling contest which
had been set for the same night our
meeting has been postponed. This
meeting will be given very soon
after Christmas and we desire a
large audience. The regular meeting
of the literary society will be held
on Friday afternoon December 8
and we shall be delighted to have
any of the oublie present.
Miss Chappell and Mr. Bonner
snent Thanksgiving at their respect
ive homes, also several of the high
school students who live out of
town.
We are delighted to have Miss
Lydia Brunson back among us, and
are glad to Bay that the operation
did not affect her good humor in the
slightest.
lam sure the public will agree
that the high school has quite a
number of good looking girls en
rolled as shown by the pictures
Monday night. Come and take a
look at the real articles.
On last Wednesday morning our
chapel exercises were made extreme
ly pleasant and entertaining by a
Thanksgiving program from the
second, third and fourth grades. The
first was a recitation by Luther
Johnson which put everybody in a
good humor and then followed a
song by members of the fourth
grade. Gertrude Thurmond render
ed a spiendid piano solo. A song
entitled "That good old pumpkin
pie," was sung by the grades and
was followed by a recitation from
Eftiie Allen Lott. Helen Nicholson
gave a piano solo and the program
was ended by a Thanksgiving song
from the whole school.
School Correspondent.
from the churoh in the reverse or
der. During the ceremony Mrs.
Tillman played "Barcarolle," from
the "Tales of Hoffman."
A reception of unusual brilliance
was held at the home of the bride's
parents on Columbia street imme
diately after leaving the church.
The guests were received by Mrs.
B. E. Nicholson and Mrs. James S.
Byrd on arriving and were conduct
ed into the east parlor by Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman and Mrs. Percy M.
Feltham, where the bride and bride
groom and their attendants formed
the receiving line. The reception
hall and parlor were decorated in
white and green cut flowers, ferns
and pot plants adding to the rich
ness of the decorations in the parlor.
In the library across the hall, where
the decorations were yellow and
green, a profusion of large yellow
chrysanthemums being used, the nu
merous tokens that were bestowed
by friends were arranged on long
tables. The collection of silver,
hand painted china, linen, paintings
and cut glass was one of rare rich
ness and beauty, f
In the hall the bride's book was
committed to the keeping of Miss
Virginia Simkins and Mips Carrie
Rugheiraer of Charleston and all of
the guests recorded their names.
The decorations in the dining
room where the bridal party assem
bled was beautifully decorated in
pink, countless pink roses being
used. Pink tulle was draped from
the electrolier to the mantel and
tops of the windows and the light
was softened by having the globe
covered with pink tissue paper.
Luncheon was served the guests
buffet style, the salad course being
followed by pink block ice cream
and cake.
Just before the bride retired to
don a travelling suit she tossed h.ir
bouquet from the stairway and Miss
Sadie Mims became its happy pos
sessor.
Mr. and Mrs. Blakely departed
early in the evening amid a shower
of rice upon their wedding journey
and after their return they will be
at home to their friends at Reid
ville, where Mr. Blakely is superin
tendent of the high school. It is
I with great reluctance that Edge
field gives up this popular young
lady.
Need a suit, try a "new style"
this time and you'll not regret it.
In mixtures and solid colors, $17.50
to $30.00.
P. G. Merlins, Augusta, Ga.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE ts better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
i ringing in head. Remember the full name and
' look for the signature o? E. W. GROVE. 25c.
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Thanksgiving Day Fittingly Ob
served. Death of Mrs. Mil
ford. County Home Vis
ited by U. D. C.
Thanksgiving day was fittingly
observed here, and all public build
ings and stores were closed. Dur
ing the morning, a nnion Thanks
giving service was held in the Bap
tist church, the sermon being preach
ed by Rev. E. C. Bailey, of Edge
field. The choirs of the churches
had arranged for special music. Ow
ing to the very inclement weather,
there wera not so many present, but
these greatly enjoyed the beautiful
service. There were many family
gatherings, and home comings dur
ing the day, and several went to
other towns for visits.
Little Reginald Whittle, the nine
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Whit
tie, died here on Friday after a con
tinued illness. Reginald was a
frail and delicate child, but was a
bright and lovable one, and his
death is a great sorrow to his par
ents. Their little one is now free
from pain and suffering and is now
resting upon the bosom of the ten
der Shepherd. The funeral services
were conducted here by Rev. J. H.
Thacker, after which the body was
carried to the family buryingground
near Batesbursr, for interment.
On Thanksgiving day, Miss Mag
gie Shaffer and Mr. A. L. Clark
were married at the home of the
bride's uncle, Mr. John Claxton,
and the Rev. A. C. Baker, perform
ing the ceremony. During the day,
the near relatives of these two gath
ered, and a sumptuous wedding and
Thanksgiving dinner was served,
and about three o'clock the happy
event occurred. After hearty con
gratulations, they left for a bridal
tour, but would not tell their desti
nation. The bride is a charming
young woman, and is a great help
in the o,ommuhily ia .wbioh - ?h?
lives, taking part in all that per
tains to good. For several years
she has been, the organist of Philip
pi church. Mr. Clark is a prosper
ous planter, and has a pretty and an
attractive home near town.
Mrs. T. S. Milford, Sr., died last
week at her home in Columbia af
ter a continued illness. This fam
ily made their home here for a num
ber of years, about 6 years ago mov
ing to Columbia. During their
stay here they were held in love
and esteem by every one, and the
announcement of her death brought
sadness. This is the first death in
this family of eight children, all
grown to maturity. Mr. Tom Mil
ford, of this place, is a son, and
was with his mother at the time of
her death.
According to the custom of many
years, the Mary Ann Buie Chapter.
U. D. C., remembered the mothers
of the County Home on Thanksgiv
ing, and the day following, a dinner
was spread for them which they all
greatly enjoyed and appreciated.
Rev. M. L. Rester, who has for
several times accompanied the la
dies, was again present, and in the
afternoon a simple, but impressive
service was held for them.
With Mrs. C. D. Kenney as host"
ess, the New Century Club held a
pleasant meeting, Mrs H. D. Grant
presiding. Several matters were
discussed. "The Cure of the Fee
ble Miuded," and resolutions for
Legislature were to be drawn up
concerning this; January was set as
the month for Arbor Day; "Bird
Protection," and their valuable aid
in many ways were discussed. Pa
pers for Reciprocity will be decided
upon at the next meeting. Mrs.
James Strother had charge of the
Literary session, the subject being
"Tennyson." A paper on "Tenny
son and His Friends," was given by
Miss Zena Payne. An outline of
"Enoch Arden," by Mrs. C. D.
Kenney, and selected reading by
Mrs W. P. Cassells. There were
several visitors present at the social
half hour, and during the time, all
enjoyed a delicious salad course
with hot chocolate.
Miss Annie Walker is the guest
of her cousin, Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Presley Watkins
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Lott. Thjir marriage was a happy
event of the past week, aud on their
return from the wedding trip, they
stopped over for a visit, the latter
being an aunt of the groom.
Mrs. James Hedgepeth and little
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
HARDY'S HAPPENINGS.
Sickness in Community. Mis
sionary Society Gave Shower
_ New Cars Purchased.
Work on Roads.
Sfince ray last writing grippe h
had full sway among us all. Mrs
Getfrgia McKie's children have it
All?at Messrs. Herbert and Ham
Bntrche's homes have been real
with it, for two weeks.
G/irippe and rheumatism are surel
firstVoousins, they treat a body
meas and never know when to turn
100$. In fact rheumatism comes to
be a life time trouble if it once
tak?j you. Mrs. Sallie Bunch has
beenVvery sick but is a little better
just'ibow.
In our last we spoke of Mr. Asb
ley tj? eathersby having been sent to
the f- University hospital with
hemorrhagic fever. He died there
November 19. He leaves a wife an
four^yoor little children to mourn
him ?Iso one brother and a sister
Tha'tKpoor woman certainly need
helpito take care of those little ones
There is a place for oar mission
work?I think.
I have not been able to attend
society meeting in so long don'
kno\s? what they are doing but
hearcTthat they were going to give
MrsJS. J. Corley a shower to help
her spine since her misfortune to
loosener home by fire, two or three
months ago. We hope there was
good; attendance and all carried
something nice and useful for her
A certain young lady has return
ed boothe from Kentucky a "Ken
tuckyjjbelle" and is not going back
which makes us suspicious. Sh
inustf?i?ve decided not to teach the
idea, how to grow wiser. We sur
misent must be that somebody need
a housekeeper and she has accepted
that position. No one has told us
so but we are suspicious.
Mrlgftj. Lvv McKie brought home
hipsQPfro rd-?ii* i? i {Say ?ifrhh a J' i t
pre'tty well filled. Saturday Mrs
Tom McKie, Misses Georgia Reese
and Adilee McK'e, Messrs. George
and Reecie McKie came out in it
Miss Georgia Reesce returned home
with her father Mr. L. W. Reese
after several days visit to her sieter
Mrs. T. L. McKie.
Miss Ethel Glover visited Miss
Adilee McKie Saturday afternoon
Mrs. Georgia McKie, Miss Mar
jorie and Dorothy IMcKie spent
Sunday with Mrs. T. L. Harley
Miss Marjorie staid over there to
be with Miss Carrie Allen from
Savannah who is visiting Mrs. Har
ley.
Mr. Stanmore Townes came
home Wednesday night and be and
Mrs. J. L. Townes, his mother
went to North Carolina to spend
their Thanksgiving with Mrs. Wil
lie Walker who had a dining. We
heard Mr. and Mrs. James McClain
were there also.
Mrs. Frances Townes has bought,
(you will sa\, risrht away, an auto
mobile, but no,) a pretty new bug
gy.
Mrs. Mat Shaw and Miss Melvie
Lanier will move to North Augusta
this week and board with Mr. and
Mrs. James Aoams.
Mr. and Mrs. George M ed lock,
Mr. Henry Medlock and baby, will
move into the old Lanier home
right away. n
Mr. Ernest Ingram and family
will move into Mr. George Med
lock's home on the Martintown
road.
The chain ganar has slipped over
this end of the Martintown road and
thrown a few spoonsful of dirt in
some holes and having no white
overseer with them they did not
half do the work. Some man. (white
man they said he was) hired a few
negroes and did some of the same
kind of Work down in Aiken county
on this same poor old road and did
not come all the way up to the
Edgefield line either just killing
time and drawing money to throw
away with that kind of work.
Hardy's.
School Entertainment at Ro
per's.
Friday night, December 22, an
entertainment will be given at Ro
per's for the benefit of the school.
The programme will be varied in
character but will consist chiefly of
exercises by the children of the
school. No admission fee will be
charged to the exercises but supper <
will be sold. The public is cordial- j
ly invited to attend.
High Price of Paper.
Some people do not believe that
newspapers are suffering from the
high price of paper. They do not
realiae how enormously the price ol
all print paper has advanced. Al
though more than double in price,
newspaper Ins not advanced as
much as some other grades. You
do not have to take our word for it.
Read the following from the last
issue of the Newberry Observer
which will show to what extent pa
per that newspapers are printed on
has advanced:
"We wonder if the people be
lieve what the newspapers are say
ing about the high price of print
paper. It does not sound incredi
ble that paper has gone up from
$53 a ton to ?135 a ton in the
course of three or "four months; but
it is a sad fact, as ^we know by sad
experience, for we were paying ?53
then-had been paying that for a
longtime-and now we are paying
8135. It means that the paper The
Observer is printed on costs us 882
a month more now than it cost us
four months ago. It has gone to
that price at big leaps and bounds;
the first jump was from ?53 to $80;
then to ?90; then to ?120, and the
last shipment, for which we have
have just received the bill, is $135
the next will probable be ?140, or
$150. _ _ '
Cash Prize Offered.
In this issue will be found an ad
vertisement of Coe-Mortimer fertili
zers which are sold in this section
by W. W. Adams & Company.
Coe-Mortimer stands for superior
quality, their brands having been
on the market for nearly 70 years.
See the local representative before
placing your fertilizer contracts for
next year. Mr. W. P. Cassell of
Johnston, Coe-Mortimer's represen
tative for this territory, offers ?25
in gold as a cash prize to the farmer
who grows the finest acre of corn
wit??i>e^oj;lj^
what Mr; Cassel says in the large
advertisement.
Mr. Walton Reports Profitable
Farming.
Editor The Advertiser:
I am sending a statement of the
cotton I made on four acres this
year and also the sales of the cotton
seed, amounting to $946.95. Some
may perhaps think I have not cal
culated correctly the amount of
money I received from the four
acres, but I kept an accurate ac
count of all cotton picked and the
exact sales of the cotton and seed.
I picked 12,748 pounds of seed cot
ton from the four acres and count
ing this to third itself, while it
really made 35 pounds of lint to the
hundred, I ginned 4,261 pounds of
lint.
Sold 3,191 lbs at l?ic % 499.95
Sold 1,071 lbs at 20c 214.20
Sold 181 bush seed at $1 181.00
Sold 74 bush seed at 70c 5i.80
$ 946.95
I made more than enough on the
bagging and ties to pay for the gin
ning. I have not counted about
100 pounds of scattering cotton yet
in the field to pick.
This four acres is good land.
Last year it was sowed in peas and
grazed off with stock. I used 1,600
pounds of 16 per cent, acid with
800 pounds of cotton seed meal, the
total cost of meal and acid being
$24.40. I also used 20 loads of sta
ble manure which at $2.00 per load
would be $40.00. The total cost of
manure wat? $64.40, which deducted
from $946.95, the sale of cotton and
seed, leaves $882.55, or $220.63
clear to the acre. This is the best
yield I ever made to the acre, and
it was more clear money than lever
expect to get again.
W. T. Walton.
Johnston, S. C.
"Were you seasick coming over
to England, Nellie?" asked Mrs.
Tinker of her new maid, who came
from the Emerald Islo.
"Oi was tumble sick comin' over,
but niver a qualm did Oi have
goin' back, mum." replied the girl.
"Indeed?" inquired the mistress.
"And how do you account-for that,
"Nellie?"
"Shure," said Nellie, "an' Oi
niver wint back, mum."-Exchange.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
ipply at once the wonderful old reliable DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sui
jical dressing: that relieves pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment 25c. 50c. f 1.00, '
TILLM AN-SH ULER.
Senator and Mrs. Tillman Give
Youngest Daughter in Mar
riage. Beautiful Wedding
and Reception.
One of the poets wrote trnly, as
well as beautifully, in giving ex
pression to this sentiment: "There
is a magic in that little word, home;
it is a mystic circle that surrounds
comforts and virtues never known
beyond its hallowed limits." And
yet there are enemies, if such we
may term them, that ruthlessly
break this mystic circle. Father
Time with his scythe is not the on
ly invader of the home. Ubiqui
tous little Cupid is one of the ene
mies who breaks the home circle.
He, too, "loves a shining mark"
and ofttimes spirits the idol of the
home away and lays the foundation
for another mystic circle. And thus
the hum in family has been perpetu
ated since the pristine home in
Eden.
The home circle of Senator and
Mrs. B. R. Tillman was again
broken Wednesday evening, No
vember 29, when they became vic
tims of the machinations of the lit
tle god of love and gave their
youngest daughter, Miss Sallie May
Tillman, in marriage to Mr. John
Shuler, of Batesburg. The marriage
took place in the Church of Our
Saviour at Trenton, the officiating
minister being Rev. R. Gr. Shannon
house.
Under the artistic touch of Miss
Hazel Killian, of Waynesville, N.
C., assisted by other friends of the
bride, the church was beautifully
decorated. The windows near the
rostrum and the walls to the rear ofT
the chancel were beautifully festoon
ed with ivy which together with*
the white tulle draped from the
chandeliers presented a lovely scene.
The beauty of the whole was heightr
ened^by the soft lightJrpm a pyra-,/
mid of candles and tboee that shone
from a large cross in the back
ground.
During the interim between the
assembling of relatives and friends
and the arrival of the bridal party
several musical numbers were ef
fectively rendered by an orchestra,
from Columbia. A trio, "Some
where a Voice is Calling," was sung
by Messers. Sauerhoff, Gillespie and
Vail. A violin Bolo was played by
Mr. Schumacher, which was follow
ed by a vocal solo "At Dawning,"
by Mr. Gillespie, who also sang
"Because" and "I Know a Lovely
Garden."
As the wedding party reached the
vestibule of the church, '-iMr. Henry
C. Tillman of Greenwood, Mr. J,
G. Sauerhoff, of Haddou Heights,
N. J., Mr. A. L. Gillespie, of Phil
adelphia, and Mr. H. P. Vail, of
Erie, Pa., entered, singing Lohen
grin's "Bridal Chorus" as they came
down the aisle. Immediately fol
lowing this quartette of gifted vo
calists, the bridal party entered as
follows: First the ushers, Mr. J. A.
Doyle, Georgetown, S. C., Mr. I.
W. Richardson, Athens, Ga., Ad
miral Samuel McGowan, Washing
ton, D.C., Mr. Charles S. Moore,
Atlantic City, N. J. Next came,
the little pages, Ben Tillman Moore
ana Eugene Carroll Mathis, dressed
in rich black velvet suits and bear
ing white satin pillows. These
were followed by the matrons of
honor, Mrs. Charles S. Moore, a
sister of the bride, and Mrs. I. W.
Richardson, loth of whom were at
tired in rose charmeuse with point
lace and gold trimmings.
Next entered the bridesmaids and
groomsmen, Mr. John Miller, of
Laurens, and Mr. Lester Perkins,
of Darlington, Miss Mildred Dun
can, of LosAngeles, Cal., and Miss
Edna Bates of Batesburg; Mr. Jack
Riley, of Beunettsville and Mr.
Walter Edens of Bennettsville, Miss
Louise Oberly, of McRea, Ga., and
Miss Lilly Currell, of Columbia;
Dr. W. Cook, of Batesburg and Mr.
Callie Breher of Batesburg, Miss
Sara Conyers, of Greenville, and
Miss Miriam Reynolds of Rich
mond. Then came the maids of
honor, Miss Mary Hill of Washing
ton, Ga., and Miss Esther Rembert
of Washington, D. C. These were
followed by the grand dame. Mrs.
Sarah Shuler, of Batesburg, he mo
ther of the groom. Her gown was
of white satin embroideied in silver.
The climax of the thrilling scene
was reached when Senator Tillman,
(Continued on Page Four.)

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