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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 23,1917 NO. 12
High School Commencement
June 3. D. A. R. Detach
ment Met. New Century
Commencement exercises of the
High School will begin here on
June 3, the sermon to be preached
in the auditorium of the school.
Mr. Avery Bland has been ap
pointed mail carrier, and the mail
whistle will sound here the 2nd.
week in June.
The large Ford garage on Main
6treet is progressing rapidly in
The semi-annual meeting of the
W. M. U., Ridge Association will
be held with the Missionary Society'
of Philippi Baptist church on Satur
day, 26. A splendid program is
arranged, the subjects are of the
needs of the times, and the day
will be very interesting,
Miss Sue Sloan has received a
high compliment in being invited as
an honor guest at trie National Con
ference on community music which
will be held in New York May 21
to June 1- This conference will
be participated in by musicians of
note ot foreign countries as well.
There are to fte six honor guestR
from Cornell University, and Miss
Sloan who was a student there last
summer, was selected by the splen
did record she had made.
The opening reception will be
held in the Astor Hotel, and at the
day sessions the programme will be
occupied with addresses and discus
sions by noted musicians. The
evening sessions will be musicals.
Miss Sloan will attend, and will
visit relatives in New York before
The D. A. R. Detachment, no. 1
met on Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. M. T. Turner. Sometime ago
she appointed Mrs. J. L. Walker as
chairman, with Mrs. C. P. Corn and
Mrs. O. D. Black.
The chief business was , in decid
ing to observe Flag Day on Satur
day 19, Mrs. Walker stating that
she had procured 1000 flags from
Mrs. Manning. Various committees
were appointed to sell the flags,
each one choosing a certain block
of Main street. The school child
ren are to canvas the town.
It was decided to make pillow
cases and cloth was to be purchased
with the proceeds.
Messrs. Huit Waters and J. Neil
Lott, two of the merchants, have al
ready made contributions of cloth.
At the next meeting each member
was asked to bring scissors and the
cases would be cut according to
dimensions and made in the homes
of the members, each to take a cer
tain number. The next meeting
with Mrs. E. R. Mobley.
One of the most beautiful and en
joyable afternoon parties recently
held here was that of Saturday
afternoon, given by Miss Clara Saw
yer and Mis. Herbert Kidson, the
occasion being in the home of the
The rooms were all thrown to
gether and were lovely in decora
tions of Dorothy Perkins roses,
these being used in great quantities.
After all bad been given a gra
cious welcome by the hostesses,
places were taken at the tables for
Rook, little Eloise Kidson giving
pretty score cards. After an
animated game, an ice course with
cake in the color scheme of pink
and white was served by Mesdames,
J. W. Marsh and Walter Sawyer,
Misses Myrtis and Sue Smith and
Mrs. J, H. White has returned
from Spartanburg where she attend
ed the Music Festival.
Mrs. Charles Brannon of Spartan
burg is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Hart.
Mesdames Willie Tompkins and
F. S. Jefferson spent the past week
at Meeting Street with relatives.
Mesdames H. W. Crouch, L. S.
Maxwell and E. O. Crouch are at
home from a visit to Greenwood
Mrs. Susie Latimer arrived last
week to visit relatives. She has
been visiting in the home of her
sons for a year or more, and every
one welcoms her return.
Mrs. Bettie Adams is visiting
relatives at Barnwell.
Mrs. Charles Karly and children
of Florence, are guest in the home
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Beautiful Rainbow Wedding at
"Magnolia Heights" Wedns
day Evening. Youngest
Daughter Led to Altar.
Wednesday evening the country
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Ste
phens, "Magnolia Heights," near
North-Augusta, presented a scene
of enchanting beauty, the occasion
being the marriage of their young
est daughter, Miss Anna Beatrice
Stephens, and Juliuu Marshall Vann,
Rev. Royall G. Shannonhouse of
For nearly a mile before reaching
the elegant home, it was plainly
visible to the approaching guests,
the long piazzas being lighted by
numerous Japanese lanterns. An
arch was formed of lanterns over
the front gate at the end of the
broad walk leading to the entrance
of this ideal country home which
was aglow with good cheer and
true Southern hospitality.
On entering the spacious hall the
guests were greeted by Mrs. T. L.
Harley, Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs.
W. S. Wertz and Mrs. Lewis Cater.
All of these very gracious ladies re
ceived throughout the evening, mak
ing the guests feel that they were in
the household of friends. Soon af
ter arriving the guests .were invited
out on the broad front piazza, where,
beneath a bower of flowers and
evergreens, they were refreshed
with iced fruit punch by four charm
ing young ladies, Miss Mattie Har
rison, Miss Fannie Miller, Miss
Theresa Bunch and Miss Marjorie
The entire lower floor of the
home was thrown en suite, provid
ing ample room for the large num
ber of guests without congestion.
The decorations on this nuptial oc
casion were the masterpiece of an
artist. For refined elegance, rich
ness of design and dainty execution,
even to the minutest detail, the
decorations in every room could not
but please and enchant .the . inast
exacting eye. Pink and green were
used in every room, but in the north
parlor, where the ceremony was
performed, the richness of the dec
orations reached its climax. On
the side opposite the entrance a
canopied arch was arranged of pink
roses and smilax, with pink tulle
gracefully draped from the ceiling.
Above and to the rear of the arch
numerous pink tapers shed a soft
glow over the scene. About the
cabinet mantel pink roses were em
banked in great profusion, with
here and there traces of smilax,
making a pleasing contrast to the
snow-white walls. Smilax, with an
inter-twining of pink roses, was ef
fectively draped from the tall win
dows. Taken or considered tout
ensemble, a description of the deco
rations would baffle the most gifted
poet in word painting.
As nine o'clock approached, the
orchestra from Augusta rendered
several appropriate selections which
were followed by "Because," sweet
ly sung by Mrs. R. G. Shannon
house. The bridal party, having
formed in the upper ball, entered
the parlor, to the strains of Men
delssohn's wedding march by the
orchestra, in the following order:
The ribbon girls, Kathleen Math
is and Maxie Co? per, both daintily
clad in blue dresses, these being
followed by the officiating minister.
Next came Mr. Alfred Day and
Miss Bermah Barker. Next entered,
at regular intervals, the three dames
of honor, sisters of the bride as fol
lows: Mrs. L. Dorian Swearingen,
clad in a rich gown of -pink taffetta,
Silver lace trimmings; Mrs. J. C.
Wertz, attired in turquoise blue
silk, and Mrs. D. R. Day, becom
ingly clad in pea green silk. These
charming ladies were followed by
the maid of honor Miss Laurie
Moore, a beautiful debutante who is
a niece of the bride, she wearing
white Duchess satin. The manly
little ring bearer was Francis Ste
phens, a nephew of the bride, who
wore a suit of white satin. The
groom entered with his brother-in
law, Mr. Walter Stephens. Next
came thc little fairy, Anna Shaw
Cater, who scattered rose petals in
the path of the bride. This little
girl is named for the bride, who
was her godmother. The bride,
who never appeared more beautiful
than on this her wedding day, en
tered leaning upon the arm of her
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Questions That E
and 30, Inclusi
The County Board bf Regis
tion has received a supply of eil
lars that will be posted at eaqjh
cinct on the day of registratioi
order that persons may inf<
themselves as to the nature bf
questions to be asked and V3e s
to furnish a ready and conoi?e
swer. The Advertiser gives bj
with a copy of these instra0ti<
Farmers should explain them to
colored men who are in tbe?r" i
The instructions are as folio'
All answers will be written on
registration card in. ink' by the r
istrar, who should\ be careen!
spell all names correctly 9>p?
1. Name In full. Age in years,^|~~
This means all your names ?pei
ont in full,
State your age to-day ia ye
only. Disregard additional mon
or days. Be prepared to say, "l
or "25," not "19 years, 3 month)
or the like.
2. Home address.
This means the place where y
have your permanent home, not t
place where you work. Be prepai
to give the address in this w?
"232 Main Street, Chicago, Co
County, Illinois;" that is give nu
ber and name of street first, th
town, then county and state.
3. Date of birth. '
Write your birthday (month, d
and year) on a piece of paper \
fore going to the registrar, and gi
the paper to bira the' first thin
Example: "August 5, 1894."
If you do not remember the ye?
start to answer as yon would
dome one asked you your birthda
as "August 5th." Then, spy **<
my birthday this year I y *1' be (
was) ?. r years -old;'; ' . iv ~:
istrar will then fill in the year
birth. Many people do not carry
mind the year they were bor
This may be obtained by the reg:
trar by subtracting the age in yea
on this year's birthday from 191
4. Are you (l) a natural-born citizen; (
a naturalized citizen; (3) an alien; (4)
have you declared your intention to t
come a citizen (specify which?)
(1) If you were born in tl
United Slates, including Alaska ar
Hawaii, you are a natural-born cit
zen, no matter what may have bee
the citizenship or nationality (
your parents. If you were born i
Porto Rica, you are a citizen of tr.
United States, unless you were bor
of alieu parentage. If you wei
born abroad, you are still a citiz?
of the United States if your fathe
was a citizen of the United State
at the time you were born, unlet
you have expatriated yourself.
(2) You are a naturalized citize
if you have completed your natural
ization; that is, if you have take
"final papers." But you are not
citizen if you have only declare?
your intention to become a citizei
(that is, if you have onlv "taken ou
first papers"); in the latter case yoi
are only a "declarant,."
You are also a naturalized if, al
though foreign-born, your father oi
surviving parent became full:
naturalized while you were 21 yean
of age, and if you came to th(
United States under 21.
(3) You are a declarant if, al
though a citizen or subject of some
foreign country, you have declared
I on uath before a naturalization
court your intention to become a
citizen of the United States. Re
ceipt from the clerk of the court of
the certified copy of such declara
tion is often called "taking out
first papers." You are not a decla
rant if your first paper was taken
out after September 26, 190G, and
is more than 7 years old.
(4) You are an alien if you do
not fall within one of the three
classes above mentioned.
6. Where were you born?
First name the town, then the
state, then the country, as 'Colum
bus, Ohio;" "Vienna, Austria;"
'Paris, France;" "Sofia, Bulgaria."
6. If not a citizen, of what country are
you a citizen or subject?
This need be answered only by
aliens and declarants. Remember
that a "declarant" is not yet a citi
zen of the United States. If an
ry Man Between 21
, Must Answer on
)n June 5.
alien or declarant, state the name of
your country, as "France," "Japan,"
4 ChiDa," etc.
7. What is your present trade, occupa
tion or office?
This does not ask what you once
did, nor what you have done most
of the time, nor what you are best
fitted to do. IT ASKS YOU
WHAT YOUR JOB IS RIGHT
NOW, State briefly, as "Miner,"
"Farmer," "Student," "Laborer,(on
farm, in rolling mill, in automobile,
wagon, or other factory)," "Machin
ist in automobile factory," etc. If
you hold an, office under 'state or
federal government, name the office
you hold. If you are in one of
the following offices or employ
ments, use one of the names here
"Customhouse clerk," "employed
in the transmission of the mails," or
employed in an armory, arsenal, or
navy yard," "mariner, actually em
ployed in the sea service of citizen
or merchant within the United
8. By whom employed? Where em
If yon are working for an indi
vidual, firm, corporation, or asso
ciation, slate its name. If in bus
iness, trade, profession, or employ
ment for yourself, so state. If you
are an officer of the state or federal
government, say whether your office
is under the United States, the state,
the county, or a municipality. In
answer to the question as to where
you are employed, give the town,
county and state, where you work.
9. Have you a father, mother, wife,
Child under 12, or a sister or brother un
der 12 solely dependent upon you for sup
port (specify which?)
Consider your answer thought.
fHl.r. If it is trae that there is
another mouth than your own which
you alone have a duty to feed, do
not let your military ardor interfere
with the wish of the nation to re
duce war's misery to a minimum.
On the other hand unless the per
son youjhave in mind is solely de
pendent on you, do not hide behind
petticoats or children.
10. Married or single (which?) Race
This does not ask whether you
were once married, but whether you
are married now. In answer to the
question as to your race, state brief
ly whether "Caucasion," 'Mongo
lian," "Negro," "Malayan," or In
11. What miliiary service have you
had? Rank? Branch? Years? Nation
No matter what country you serv
ed, you must give complete infor
mation. In answering these ques
tions, first name your rank, using
one of the following words: ''Com
missioned officer," Non-commis
sioned officer," "Private." Next
state branch in which you served in
one of the following words: "In
fantry," "Cavalry," "Artillery,"
"Medical," "Signal," "Aviation,"
"Supply," "Marine," "Navy."
Next state the number of years'
service, not counting the time spent
in Reserve. Finally name the
nation or stale which you served.
If you served under the "United
States, name your service in one of
the following terms: "National
Guard (of such and such a state),"
"Militia (of such and such a state),"
"Volunteers of United States," or
"Regular army," (Navy) of United
Because you claim exemption
from draft, it by no means follows
that you are exempt. For the in
formation of the war department
you should make a claim now if
you intend to prosecute it. Some
persons will be exempted on account
of their occupation or offices, some
on account of the fact that they
have relatives dependent upon them
for support. Your answer touch
ing these things will be important
in supporting the claim you now in
tend to make in your answer to the
present questions. Be sure, there
fore, that the grounds you now
state are in cotnformity with your
answers to question 7 and 8. In
stating grounds you claim as ex
empting you, use one of the follow
ing terms: If you claim to be an
Attended Children's Day Exer
cises at McKendree. Hap
penings of Interest in
We are now in the midst of some
beautiful, warm summer days, after
having a few weeks of such cool
weather, which caused the cotton to
die out very badly. If we could
get a shower of rain, now, the pros
pects of the future would look
brighter for us all along the line of
foodstuffs- On the other hand,
when we begin to think of our boys
departing for the front, we have to
stop and wipe away the tears that
dim our sight. Oh! how sad it is
for father's to leave their farailys,
young men to leave their sweet
hearts. We that are left behind
can only offer our prayers to them
that are fulfilling their duties to
Two automobiles filled to their
full capacity with people from our
little community had the pleasure
of attending Children's Day at
McKendree Sunday. They consist
ed of Mr. and Mrs. John Mays,
Fred and Sam, Mr. Earnest Rvan
and others. Each and everyone
felt that they were greatly repaid
for their trip. The crowd in Mrs.
Crafton's car had such a grand time
that when they reached Edgefield,
en route for home, their nearest
way was by Johnston. The day's
trip is to be long remembered by all.
Mr. Herbert C. Pedle who has
been Bpending sometime in the home
of George Swearingin, is now with
Mr. P. N. Broadwater, of Johnston,
the former spending Sunday and
Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Wells, in which home Mr.
Pedle was so lucky as to win the
heart of the fair daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wells.
Mrs. Pierce Ryan has returned
after quite an extended visit to ber
daughter of Augusta. We all re
joice to have Mrs. Ryan back home,
as she was greatly missed by all.
Miss Lauia J^oper ir .^pending
some time with her cousin, Mrs.
Walter Miller of Trenton.
Mr. Claude Harris spent Sunday
night with his aunt and uncle, Mr.
and Mrs. John Mays.
Mr. Roy Ryan, who is a sales
man for Wright & Wright of
Augusta, came up Saturday and
staved until Monday with home
Mrs. Henry McKie and her five
children, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Wells.
Civic League Meeting.
Mrs. C. E. May was hostess on
Monday afternoon at the regular
monthly meeting of theCivicLeague,
Mrs. Lovick Mims presiding over
the meeting. Many important mat
ters of business were discussed, and
taken up as a part of the coming
year's activities. Among them was
the decision to adopt the Redpath
Lyceum and a very splendid fall
and winter programme was selected,
so that the Redpath Lyceum will
come next season under the auspices
of the Civic League.
It was also decided to co-operate
with the W. C. T. U. in the Baby
Day celebration on Friday, and
distribute literature to all mothers
Many activities for the good of
the town were discussed, which will
become practical in a short time.
This organization is one of the
most enthusiastic and altruistic in
our town, and is worthy of high
esteem from all citizens of our town
executive, legislative, or judicial
officer of the state or nation, name
your office and say whether it is an
office of the state or nation. If you
claim to be a member of a religious '
sect whose creed forbids its mem
bers to participate in war in any
form, simply name the sect. If you !
are employed in the transmission of
the United States mails or as an
artificer or workman in an armory, ?
arsenal, or navy yard of the United '
otates, or if you are a mariner em- 1
ployed in the sea service of any citi
zen or merchant within the United ]
States, so state. If you are a felon ]
or otherwise morally deficient and j
desire to claim your exemption on l
that ground, state your ground >
briefly. If you claim physical dis- g
ability, state that briefly. If you ?
claim exemption on any other -
ground, state that briefly.
Stephens-Vann Wedding. Meri
wether Barbecue. Automo
biles Swarm Like Bees.
W. M. S. to Meet.
I believe the Stephens-Vann wed
ding has been the theme for two or
three weeks, and came to a climax
the past week. Such a climax! The
most beautiful home wedding it has
ever been my good fortune to at
tend. I feel my incompetency in
descriptive powers to give the ac
count due such a brilliant wedding.
Everything was most beautiful in
decorations, elegant in costumes,
impressive ceremony, and from the
bride down to the little ring bearer
all were as sweet and lovely as could
possibly be. 'Tis always expected
that the bride is prettier on that oc
casion than at any other time of her
life. Beatrice is always pretty and
sweet, and a most lovable disposi
tion at all times, but truly she was
lovely that night. Each and all
of the attendants looked their best,
which was grand. The darling lit
tle children, Mazie Cooper and Kath
erine Mathis, as ribbon bearers, so
sweet in bine; Anna Cater, as flow
er girl, in pink; and the sweet little
man, Francis Stephens, as ring bear
er, in pure white. I shall not at
tempt to describe the handsome cos
tumes, either of the bridal party or
the guests, for they were too numer
ous and lovely. It would take too
much space even it I were gifted in
the art, which I am sorry to say I
am not. Just after tha supper wa?
served, which was delicious and
most bountiful, the young folks en
joyed the catting of the bride's
cake. Master Franklin Cooper cot
the wishbone, Mr. Bush of Trenton
cut the dime, Miss Mary Townes
the thimble, and they did not find
the ring. As they were so interest
ed trying to find the ring the bride
slipped away and changed her attire
and was off before they knew, her
trick, though there were some who
were on to her plans enough to load
?to.eVcir with o'd shoes and showered ?'
them with' rice. They spent the '
night in August:^,- and were joined
the next morning by Miss Burmah
Barker, who accompanied them as
far as Atlanta, on her way home in
Tennessee, while Mr. and Mrs. Vann
journeyed on to Birmingham and^
other points. Their cards on Sat
urday said they were enjoying a
Saturday brought us to the Meri
wether club cue, where we met sev
eral of those who were at the wed
ding. Among them were Mrs
Stephens and f?e two Mrs. Wertz
ot Columbia, who returned home
Sunday afternoon. Speaking of th
barbecue, it was almost as largely
attended as the July annual, which
the club has decided to dispense
with this year on account of hard
times and the war, "high cost of
living," and we might say, of enjoy
ment. Mr. McAauliffe gave us a
splendid address, which I wish every
one could have heard. The day
was ideal, dinner grand, and al- in
good spirits, so every one enjoye1
it very much. The "Ford" automo
bile agent was there, and did
thriving business, I am told. Too
four or five orders on the grounds
Why, automobiles are getting t:
swarm like bees, and the jokes the
get off on the "jennies," as th
Charlestonians call their new me
on the trolley car, are rich. Poor,
Mr. John Alealing! All of the
tease him shamefully. I ha.e bee
told several jokes to tell on him
but positively refuse, for he lent
friendly hand in the sand, and
We were sorry to hear of Mr. E
J. Barker being quite unwell .Satur
day. Also, of Mr. Tom McKi
having to go to Dr. Kellogg for a
operation Saturday afternoou.
Mrs. Hugh Harrison has been i
bed several days. When we hear
Prom her last she was some bettei
Hope she will soon be up again.
A good congregation attende
?ervices at Hardy's on Sunday. W
?rere glad to have Mrs. Bunoh a
1er old post at the organ again
Mrs. Mat Shaw, Miss Melvi
Lanier, Mr. James Adams, Mis
Lee Adams, Mrs, Frances Town
md Miss Mary Mealing came on
rom North Augusta to attend se"
rices at "home," as they said, an
ipent the afternoon at Mr. Georg
Wedlock's, who, by the way, has
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