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VOLT? EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 6,1917 NO. 14
Bland-Turner Wedding. Mob
ley-Mc Alpin Marriage. Lec
ture by Miss Evans. Emily
Geiger Chapter Met.
A marriage in which there was
much cordial interest centered was
that of Miss Elberta Bland and Mr.
"William Wallace Turner, which oc
curred on Saturday afternoon at
four o'clock in the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. G. G. Waters.
All the world loves a lover, and
especially when the two are beloved
and favorite young people, and
whose affection is the ripened young
love of early school days.
The home was artistically deco
rated and was softly lighted, and in
the parlor a bower of ferns and
pink and white hydrangias was ar
ranged, these flowers being chiefly
used in the decorations.
The ceremony, a most beauti
ful and impressive one, was wit
nessed by the immediate families
and a few friends.
To the strains of Mendelssohn's
wedding march, old, but ever new
and" sweet, the happy pair entered,
and were met under an archway of
flowers and tulle by Rev. W. S.
Brooke, who spoke the solemn
words uniting their lives as one.
The bride was never more attractive
and beautiful, in a wisteria silk coat
snit, all details in harmony, and
carried a shower bouquet of bride's
roses and valley lillies. Congratu
lations aud good wishes were ex
While sweet music was eujoyed a
repast was served by Misses Lizzie
Wright, Eula Satcher amd Emelle
The bride's bouquet when thrown
was caught by Miss Eula SatcliT.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner left later in
a car for a honey7 moon, but would
not reveal their destination.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton has gone to
Atlanta to visit her daughter, Mrs
Mrs. Harry C. Strother spent Fri
day and Saturday here in the home
of* ber father, Mr. M. T. Turner.
Miss Theora Fleming of Gaines
ville, Fla., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. W. Marsh.
Mr. and Mrs. George G-alpbin,
Misses Li pf ord and Galphin, of
Nintty Six, have been guests of Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Lott.
Miss Mallie Waters is at home
from a visit to Augusta.
Mrs. Bell of Walhalla is visiting
lier sister, Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Mrs. W. P. Ca^sells has returned
from Ellenton, where she wa? called
upon the illness of her father, whose
death occurred after her arrival.
Owing to the rain and electrical
storm of last Friday evening the
opening: feature of the commence
ment exercises of the High School
were not had, but will be had on.
Tuesday evening of tMa week.
This was the evening for the musi
cal recital, Prof. John G. Waters
having a splendid program.
The commencement sermon was
preached on Sunday morning In the
sf-hool auditorium by Dr. John E.
Brimson of Sumter, and the spa
cious auditorium was not sufficient
to seat the large crowd th3t was in
It was a beautiful and inspiring
sight to tee the eleven grades, each
headed by their teacher, as they
marched in, the fourteen graduates
occupying the front row of seats.
The music was a bright and en
Dr. Brunsen preached a most im
pressive sermon, tht subject of his
discourse being "The Mind that is
On Sunday evening a union ser
vice was held in the Baptist church,
Dr. Brunson again preaching.
A sweetly solemn marnage was
that of Miss Mary Lucia Mobley to
Mr. T. Jean McAlpin of Hartsville,
which occurred on last Thursday
afternoon at four-thirty o'clock in
the home the of bride's parents, Dr.
and Mrs. S. G. Mobley.
Loving hands had transformed
the home into a bower of loveliness
for this happy event, which was
witnessed by the near relatives and
a few invited friends.
Previous to the ceremony a musi
cal program was rendered by Miss
Hallie White, and as she began
Mendelssohn's wedding march the
bride entered with her cousin, Miss
Elise Mobby, and the groom enter
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Wedding at High Noon.
At 12 o'clock on Tuesday Jane
5, a beautiful marriage was solemn
ized at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Peak, when their daughter
Miss Florence Adams Mims, was
married to Mr. Albert Otis Mobley
of Heath Springs.
Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Ma
mie Tillman played Henri Ravenni's
Noctune, and Miss Miriam Norris
sang sweetly "Love's Flowers Shall
Bloom'' with violin obligato by Miss
R?sela Parker and piano accom
paniment by Mrs. Tillman.
The rooms were lavishly decora
ed in beautiful flowers, rose3 and
The guests were served on enter
ing with delightful fruit punch,
served by Misses Lallie Peak,
Brooke Jones and Willie Peak.
The marriage, though a quiet af
fair, and only the relatives and close
friends and neighbors present, was
a most pleasant occasion to all the
congenial company present.
As the strains of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March were played the
bride and groom entered unattend
ed, having been preceded to the
altar by the officiating minister
Rev. P. H. Bussey of Summerville,
brother-in-law of the bride, who
performed the ceremony.
Immediately after the ceremony,
a delightful salad course with iced
tea was served, and in avery short
while the happy young couple were
off "for parts unknown" as is the
fashion now-a-days on such occa
They will make their home in
Heath Springs, where Miss Peak
has spent two years as a teacher,
and where the Mobley family re
side, an old and honorable family
in that section.
A number of presents were ad
mired by the friends present.
The Power of Hope.
One of the strongest faculties of
human nature is the power of hope.
It is ofteu toe only thing left to us.
It lives in the heart when all else is
dead. Its promises are more valua
ble than the gift of fortune. It be
stows freedom on the captive when
chained to the oar; health on the
(rick under the very shadows of
death; victory on the soldier in the
hour of defeat, and wealth on the
beggar while soliciting alms.
How well I remember the hopes
of my youth, when the blood leaped
rapturously in my veins, and across
the field of hope sweet zephyrs blew.
The siars that glittered in the blue
shield that swung so low at night
were not brighter than my hopes.
Yes, life was ablaze with all its
freshness and buoyance and golden
dreams were mine. The sublime ec
stasy of a half prophetic life filled
my soul, and the spring of my heart
rippled and tossed its waves, and
was never still. The. bird's song
was one of triumph, never of
If over my head gathered clouds
of darkness and gloom tlie power of
hope always saw the silver lining
Youth and hope poured out its
treasures at my feet, unconquered
worlds shook out their banners in
my face, great sunlit paths spread
out into mysterious wildernesses,
along with passionate flowers, beck
oning me to come on.
Youth has fled, as a dream flies
down the dim isles of the night,
where mocking fingers ta]? at mystic
doors. The gaily painted boat in
which I started out on life's voyage,
that was to be such a brilliant one,
now lies rotting at the wharf. Youth
lias gone and old age is here, and
close behind us stalks a shadow
grim. We hear its footsteps more
distinctly every day, and feel its icy
breath upon our paling cheeks. But
what does that matter. Hope will
remain until the last-till it ends in
glad profusion when the pearly
gates swing open.
But was there ever such hopes set
before mortal man as the gospel of
the Lord Jesus Christ? God foi
father, Christ for our elder brother,
angels for our companions, pardon
for all our sins, the very peace of
God for our inheritance, eternal
happiness for our portion and
Heaven for our home.
J, Russell Wright.
Seneca, S. C.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Hesd
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
ringing in bead. Remember the full name and
look for the signature o? B. W. GROVE. 25c.
Stand of Cotton Unsatisfactory.
Large Acreage of Food
stuffs. Two Deaths in
There have been wars and rumors
of wars sir,ce I last wrote for your
columns, and now our own United
States are neck deep in it, ir. a finan
cial way, and must in all probabil
ity go to the limit in furnishing
soldiers to defend what we have al
ready up at stake. In getting pre
pared for this great conflict that
seems to be just ahead of us we
should aways bear in mind the im
portance of being prepared for eter
nity and to meet our God. Then
let our cause be a righteous one and
the Lord will direct all our battles
to a glorious victory. So mote it be,
The farmers of this community
are very well up with their work,
but there is considerable complaint
about getting stands, especially in
cotton. I think if we are blessed
with reasonable seasons this year
this section will make some food
stuff to spare to feed the soldiers, as
every one, both black and white,
seem to have given special thought
along that line.
Before this ?? put in print I feel
that practically all of the legal age
for registration will have gi ven their
pedigree to Capt. J. R. Blocker and
M. A. Watson for war strength of
this old historic Meeting Street sec
tion. We have the sons and grand
sons of veterans of the Civil War,
who made as gallant soldiers as ever
shouldered arms in any country, and
I believe would stand Germany the
most stubborn resistance they have
ever come in contact with, even un
drilled as we are. So if our boys
get well equipped for military ser-;
vice, and go over to the front, there
will be acts of heroism to go in his
tory that this country will surely be
Mr. Burley "Walton, son of the
late Luther Walton and nephew of
our good friend, Mr. W. T. (or
Farmer) Walton, left this Monday
morning, June 4, for Augusta to
offer his service in the U. S. Navy.
Our community was saddened by
two deaths last week, one in the
home of Mr. J. P. Adams, which
occurred on May 31, one of their
children four or five years old,
which was buried at Stevens' Creek
church June 1, Rev. If. B. White
conducting the funeral service.
Then on the morning of June 1 the
death angel entered the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Walton and
carried away their only child, which
was about fifteen months old. These
events are alwaya heart-breaking,
but we should always remember that
the good .Master said: "Suffer little
children to come unto Me, and for
bid them not, for of such is the King
dom of Heaven." This tender bud
of Mr. and Mrs. Walton was laid
away to rest in the cemetery at
McKondree church, the services be
ing conducted hy Rev. H. B. White.
"They are not lost but gone before,"
and are at rest. It's our privilege
to go to them, if we so live and con
duct our lives as wt are directed by
the good Book.
Say, Mr. Editor, I want to say
before I quit writing that we have a
great prohibition section up here
now, and I don't see why in the
"Sam Jones" we didn't have things
this way long ago. Some say pro
hibition won't prohibit, but it works
nicely up this way. So with this 1
close for the presen i.
An approaching marriage in
which the keenest interest is being
manifested, the two young people
widely beloved and representing
two of Edgetield's most prominent
families, is announced by invita
tions recently issued, the following
being a copy:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Dunovant
request the honor of your presence
at tho marriage of their daugher
M?. Roger Tompkins Hill
on Thursday, the fourteenth of
at twelve o'clock
The Methodist Episcopal Church,
Edgefield, South Carolina.
Spring Oats Promise Large
Harvest. Recent Rains Very
Helpful. How to Kill
The thunder rolls afar off and
clouds are thickening, so we hope
for a good rain tonight. We had
a real storm last Friday night, of
thunder, lightning, wind and rain.
But hope we will have the rain with
out the other to accompany it.
Mr H. L. Bunch reports his oats,
that were sown March 14 and 15
are looking line if he can get an
other rain on them right soon.
jXhose he drilled in the fall that
stood the freeze are doing tine.
They are "Fulghum." Oats are
soarce owing to their "paving been
killed so badly.
.The rain of last week has made
cotton and corn stretch considera
bly during the past few days. We
hope now the "good old summer
time" has gotton here that things
will grow now, for it has been so
cold, cut worms, bud worms and
moles have destroyed lots cf corn
and vegetables, not to say any
thing of crows. Poor farmers,
they do have so much to contend
One time the old "hay-seed," will
be left to fight General Green on
the farm, instead of on the battle
field, we hope.
Speaking of moles destroying
corn, I have just been told that by
patting Bi chloride-Mercury or Car
bide in the track it will kill them as
ants. I hope those who have those
pests, will try this, and report what
success they have.
.Mr. and Mrs. ll. G. Bunch and
family visited Mr. P. B. Lanham
and. family Sunday afternoon.
sThey intended attending services at
Republican, but were told that tho
services were not until 3 o'clock in
the afternoon, so waited to go then,
L; -i rais?cd i:,' as' the time had beeb
changed to morning again.
Mr. G. W. Medlock spent Sun
day afternoon with Mr. H. L.
We will have another bride in
our neighborhood on Wednesday
6th. We have been invited to at
tend the marriage of Miss Mary
Townes to Mr. Walter Stevens,
Wednesday Oth at 12 o'clock at
Hardy's church. We wish for this
young couple all the happiness and
i love this world can bestow. We
j will miss Mary, for although we do
not get to visit much, we see her
j and have a word.
j There are very few young folks
jin our community, and we will wel
'come the school children in our
Addison Mill School Closes.
Thursday night the school of the
Addison Mill which has been taught
this year by Miss Leona Burlington
closed with appropriate exercises.
The building was tilled with patrons
and others of the community who
are interested in the success of the
school. Mr. T. A. Ilightower, who
can always be found taking nart in
everything which contributes to the
welfare of the people of the mill
village acted as master of ceremo
nies and announced the following
Welcome song by seven girls.
Welcome speech by Louise
Dialogue, "A Good Trade" by
"Little Lullaby Ladies" by seven
Recitation by Edgar Chavous.
Dialogue, "The Sick Doll" by
one boy and two girls.
Recitation by Clyde Arthur.
"Flag Drill" by twelve little
Recitation by Sidney McNeil.
Dialogue, "When the School
| Bell Rings."
"Good night Song" by six girls.
Sont: by ent're school.
The songs were accompanied on
the piano by Mrs. Mamie N. Till
Short talks were made by Rev.
A. L. Gunter, Mr. J. L. Mi ms and
Mr. A. S. Tompkins, the latter pre
senting the prizes that were awarded.
Miss Burlington gave prizes to the
following for their good spelling
and high averages during the year:
Clyde Arthur, Claude Rearden, Ben
Jones and Edgar Chavous. Five
dollars in gold, given by Mr. T. A.
Hightower for the best pupil io
school, was awarded Clyde Arthur.
Flower Mission Meeting.
On Monday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock, the annual Flower Mission
meeting of the W. C. T. IT. was
held with Mrs. J. H. Reel and Mrs.
W. W. Fuller as hostesses, the
meeting being held in Mrs. Reel's
spacious parlor. A large number
of the membership was present.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant was in charge
of the programme, Rev. A. L. Gun
ter conducting the devotions.
Souvenirs were distributed con
taining a picture and quotation from
Miss Anna A. Gordon,
Little Mary and Martha Thur
mond recited a dialogue, ending
with these words "Say, will your
dearest, come back as they go, fair
as the sunshine, pure as the snow."
The annual report of the Flower
Mission department was read by
Mrs. N. M. Jones one of thc super
intendents, at the close of which,
business was taken up.
Resolutions were adopted by the
union as follows:
"The Woman's Christian Tem
perance LTnion, representing seven
ty-five women of the town and com
munity of Edgefield petition that
you prohibit th.3 manufacture of
grain into intoxicating liquors for
beverage purposes, asa safety meas
ure for our soldier and sailor sons,
and to conserve the grain supply
for our nation's food stuffs." This
petition will be sent to congress
and the President of the United
Arrangements were made for the
County Home picnic which will
lake place on Jennie Casseday's
birthday at the Conn ty Home, Sat
urday of this week, June 9. Each
member was asked to send a contri
bution by 10 o'clock Saturday
morning to th? home of Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn. All members are in
vited to attend on this occasion, as
well as the other unions of the
The comfort bags were exhibited,
fiftv of which are being made and
filled for the soldiers. Pillow cases
were distributed among the mem
bers to be made for the Red Cross,
and ?2.30 was contributed for the
electric fan fund for South Car
An addition to our dining-room
equipment was contributed by Mrs.
J. H. Reel, knives and folks. A
[silver spoon was presented tn Janie
! Reynolds Fuller, the adopted dangil
ter of Mr. and Mis. W. W. Fuller.
j this being the 12th spoon presented
i during the year.
A letter was read by Rev. A. L.
Gunter from congressman Bvrnes.
in reply to a r?solution in behalf nf
prohibition as a war measure, in
which he stated his hearty concur
rence in the movement and his co
operation at every opportunity,
j Similar resolutions have also been
forwarded hythe Methodist church
The annual report of the State
Board of charities and onrrp'-tinns
in reference to the Edgefield Alms
House, Jail and Ciiain Gang was
read, in part, which showed that
Ed g field county has one of the
best records in South Carolina in
small per cent of criminals. Asno
religious services are held regularly
at any of these places, Mr. Gunter
was asked to make some investiga
tions with a view to aiding in this
At the close of the programme,
the hostesses, Mrs. Reel and Mrs.
Fuller served peach cream and
The next meeting will be held
with .Mrs. J. A. Townsend in July.
Recent Damage on West-Side
Mr. W. R. Parks, one of Parks
ville's leading citizens, passed
through Edgefield Monday while
en route to Augusta. He stated to
The Advertiser's representative that
a very heavy rain fell on the west
side Friday afternoon but no hail.
In the vicinity of Parksville a very
heavy hail fell about two weeks
ago, some pieces being as large as a
hen's egg. The crops were not up
sufficiently to be greatly damaged
but other damage was done. Mr.
Parks stated that he had just prior
to the hail covered some buildings
with composition roofing and that
large holes were made in it by the
hail. He stated that farmers have
had trouble in getting stands of
cotton, the stand being yet very
unsatisfactory in many places.
Flag Raised on Public Square.
Patriotic Speeches. Free
Dinner. Music by
Tuesday was a history making
day in Edgefield. The success of
the patriotic demonstration sur
passed the expectations of those who
made the plans and arranged the
details of the celebration. A large
number of citizens gathered from
all parts of the county to participate.
A band was engaged from Augusta,
and throughout the day patriotic
ana martial music gave added inspi
At ten o'clock a procession was
formed on the high school campus
and marched to the monument on
the public square, the band of ten
pieces leading the pageant, which
was composed of the children of the
schools, citizens of the town and the
ladies who com Dose the W. C. T.
TJ" D. A. R., Civic League, U. D.
C. and the Bald Eagle Chapter com
posed of children. In addition to
the hundreds of Hags waving in the
pageant each of ?he women's organ
izations carried a banner with "the
name of the organization in large
letters. Upon reaching the square
it was encircled several limes hythe
pageant to the strains of patriotic
music. Finally, a halt was made
near the monument, where a tall
tilg pole had been erected, from
which should unfurl the Mag pre
sented to the town By the ladies of
the Civic League. The brief cere
mony '?--as opened with prayer by
Rev. P. P. Blalock, and the master
of ceremonies, A. S. Tompkins,
called upon Dr, E. P. Jones to pre
sent the flag to the town in behalf
of the ladies, and Judge J. W. De
Vore in fitting words accepted the
Star? and Stripes in behalf of the
After Old Glory was raised oy
Master John Feltham, to the strains
of the Star Spangled Banner, the
march was resumed, all repairing to
the high school auditorium where
addresses were male by Ex-Gov.
John C. Sheppard, District Attor
ney J. Wm. Thurmond aod Dr. E.
P. Jones. At the conclusion of
these patriotic addresses a recess of
one hour was taken, and free dinner
iras served on the campus to all
In the afternoon Mr. Thurmond
acted as master of ceremonies, pre
senting as the first speaker S. B,
.Mays, who gave his experience in
growing fruit and pecans. B. E.
Nich'.dson spoke on the Liberty
Bonds, urging uiir people to sub
scribe liberally for these bonds iii
order that our armies may be sup
ported. W. M. Sawyer, one of the
foremost and most successful farm
ers of the Johnston section nf the
county made a practical and very
effective speech on the importance
of proper seed selection. Mr. B. B.
Bouknight, a large and successful
fanner of Trenton, and Rev. R. G.
Shannonhouse, rector of the Episco
pal church, spok2 on economics, a
subject that should be stressed at
this juncture in every community.
Mr. P. N. Lott, who rendered val
uable service as county demonstra
tion agent, spoke a in practical and
effective vein on the effect of le
gumes upon the soil, and the best
legumes for soil building. The last
speaker of the afternoon was Arthur
S. Tompkins, who spoke with char
acteristic wisdom and humor.
The day was pleasantly and profit
ably spent by all who attended the
patriotic demonstration, and for the
success .of the occasion the ladies
are entitled to the greatest amount
Damaged by Hail.
The very heavy rain that feel in
the vicinity of Edgefield Friday af
ternoon damaged a number of farms
hy breaking terraces and washing
across the freshly plowed field. The
rain-storm was also accompanied
by considerable hail north and
northest of Edgefield. The damage
was greatest in the vicinity of the
County Home, Mr. J. M. Wright
being probably thegieatest sufferer.
Practically all of the blades were
beaten from the old corn and much
cotton beaten into the ground.
Some persons believe that after a
few dayo of warm weather and sun
shine the damage will appear to be
less. Let us hope so.