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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1918
Sunday School Convention in
Session. Red Cross Cam
paign Now on. Class
The Baptist Sunday School con
vention of the Ridge association is
bein?; held this week, Thursday and
Friday, at Richland Springs church.
Rev. Thos. Watts of Columbia,
state S. S. Sec.. will be one of the
chief speakers. Delegates from this
church are Messrs. Abner Asbell,
P. N. Lott, J. C. Lewie, Stanton
Lott, W. S. Sawyer, Dr. J. A. Do
bey, Joe Herl on g, J. C. Rodgers,
Y. E. Edwards, S. J. Watson and
Rev. W. S. Brooke.
ounday, May 19th, marked the
second anniversary of the pastorate
of Rev. W. S. Brooke, and he
preached anniversary sermon using
a? his text, "For we are laborers
together with God."
In concluding be said that the
eharch though doing a wonderful
work could follow some lines of im
provement in a few matters and in
the coming years work, he urged
that the members attain to an even
higher record for their church.
Following his sermon, Mr. Wiil
Sawyer presented the Red Cross
Drive, $1500,00 being asked from
this District. There are 10 men on
Mr. Sawyer's committee who will
personally canvass the membership.
In the last Drive 190 of the mem
bership were represented in the
Drive. A suggested amount is
named for each member, to aid in
making the amount he will realize.
Mr. Herbert Eidson is with Mr.
Sawyer in canvassing and will pre
sent the matter in a similar man
ner in the Methodist church.
The service closed with a beauti
ful sierht, the baptism of young Jack
Neal Lott, who had joined the Sun
Rev. Galbraith visited his daugh*
ter, Miss Selina Galbraith herevlast
?week, in the home of Dr, J. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Knight, and Miss
Pearl White, of Greycnt, Ga., spent
the week-end here with Mrs. Geor
Mrs. Daton Toole of Aiken, and
Mrs. Crouch, of Batesburcr, are
visiting their mother, Mrs. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Teague Price, of
Augusta, are guests of relatives
Miss Antoinette Denny of Aiken,
was a welcome visitor here the lat
ter part of the week.
Mrs* Lee Price and four pretty
little girls, of Florida, are visiting
in the home of the former's father.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strother and
little son, were visitors here this
News comes of the arrival of a
fine little son in the home ot Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene McAlpine, at
Hartsville. Every one well remem
bers Mrs McAlpine as Miss Mary
Mrs. Joseph Cox is at home from
a visit to her mother at Henderson
ville, N. C.
Mr. W. P. Cassel I s has purchas
ed the dwelling on West Main St..
owned and formerly occupied by
Mrs. Robert Leavell, now of New
berry. He and his family will soon
be domiciled here.
Mrs. P. N. Lott was quite sick
last week, but is now able to be out
Mr. W. S. Mobley has been con
fined to his bed for a week or more,
but is now at his place of business.
Mr. T. D. Padgett, visited last
week in the home of his uncle, Mr.
J. C. Lewis.
Miss Emma Lou Bean and Sadie
Bruce are at home from a visit to
their sisters at Coker college.
Misses Isabel and Bessie Bean are
graduates this year, at Coker.
Mrs. Flora Reardon has returned
to Augusta after a visit to Mrs.
Mrs. J. W. Bradfield, of Char
lotte, has been visiting her son Mr.
W. A. Bradfield, in the home of
Mr. C. D. Kenney.
Mrs. Susie J. Latiraer has return
ed to Birmingham, Ala., after a
month's stay with relatives.
Mrs. J. L. Derrick and Miss Ray
Scott visited during the past week
Mrs. A. P. Lewis and Mr. and
Mrs. Archie Lewis went to Camp
Jackson recently to see Lieut. Ben j.
Lewis, before he left for Camp
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wright.
Misses Maud, Helen. Edith and
Agnes Wright and Miss Emmie
Mitchell went to Greenville Sunday
to see Mr. Willie Wright, who is
at Camp Sevier.
The Camp Fire Girls gave a splen
did entertainment, under the direc
tion of their leader, Mrs. Lewis
Blount, on last Friday evening. A
nice amount was realized.
Mrs. lone Owdom of Ehrhardt,
has been visiting in the home of her
father, Mr. W. L. Quattlebaum.
and from here, went to Birming
ham, Ala., to visit her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Lillie Morgan, of Greymont,
has been visiting her father, Mr.
H. W. Dobey.
On last Thursday evening the
Junior class of the High School
gave a reception to the senior class,
nine in number. The occasion was
held in the home of Miss Sallie
Dozier of the Junior class, and the
evening proved a most happy one
and a memorable one as well. The
veranda held many cozy nooks and
with swings, this was the most pop
ular resort. The chief diversion
was progressive conversation, but
these happy, care-free young people
needed nothing to aid in producing
conversation, they were joyous and
merry throughout the evening.
Bright music was enjoyed, and
later, block-cream and cake, in the
class eolors, were served.
The new century club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. W. P Cas
sels, in the home of Mrs. J. A. Do
bey, Mrs. II. D. Grant presiding.
The club has a box 23 books with a
subscription to a good paper, to
send to the tuburcular ward at
The matter of aiding in the es
tablishment of a District Turbucu
lar camp for negroes, was taken up,
and Mrs. J. A. Lottlwas appointed
from this club to confer with others.
$50.00 was reported cleared at the
entertainment given under the aus
pices of "the club: "Of "this" "$25.00
was given to the Red Cross chapter
here, and *20 to be used for library
extension. The club by an unani
mous vote will study next year
"current literature." The year
books will bo written, and each
meeting is to be in charge of speci
The subject of current literature
was. suggested at the Federation.
Just now, every one is busy at the
Red Cross rooms and in the winter
every one is more busy. There will
be no time for much study and read
ing and the idea was to have the
leaders glean such ' reading matter
and items as every one wants to
know and keep abreast with the times
The program for the afternoon was
"Southern Dramatists," and proved
a most informing and interesting
one, there being several good papers.
The hostess served a tempting salad
course with iced tea.
Children's Day at Methodist
Sunday morning at the Methodist
church at the regular service hour,
a very interesting children's exer
cise was held in observance of the
annual Children's Day. All the mem
bers of the various classes had a
part, the Cradle Roll department be
ing in charge of Mrs. Lovic Smith.
Little Thomas Motte Kemaghan
and John Lovelace Gunter in their
mothers' arms were beautiful pic
tures of youth and innocence, and
I other little children spoke to them
words of welcome and presented
them with flowers.
The exercise of the day was in
charge of Mrs. J. G. Edwards, whose
absence was regretted on account
of illness in her family.
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, superinten
dent of the Sunday School, presided
over the meeting, and Rev. A. L.
Gunter gave a very practical and
instructive talk on the Sunday School
department of work, and the need
o/ funds and the uses to which they
would be assigned. The colection
amounted to about $25.00.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for the office of magis
trate of the first magisterial district
of Edgefield county and pledge my
self to abide the result of the Dem
ocratic Primary election.
N. L. Branson.
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound peas at S3.75 n^r bushel. Mrs.
Julia K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.
RED OAK GROVE.
Red Cross Rally at Red Hill.
Y. W. A. Meet. Social
Circle Met With Mrs.
Life is so full, and at the present
crisis, when a demand is made on"
our time should we not consider,
"time" in a different light, from
various stand-points. This week is
Red Cross week, while that means
a contribution from all, yet much
time necessarily must be consumed,
through reaching the people in some
territories where it is thinly settled,
but we trust none will feel it of no
use to try, but with earnest efforts
reach every person possible. And
theu may each man, woman, boy or
girl, that is approached feel moved
to do all they can, that wo here at
home may help in sharing the bur
den of this,cruel war.
Last Sundav was Red Cross Ral
ly day at Red Hill. Hon. J. W.
Thurmond accompanied by Judge
DeVore came down from Edgefield
and made earnest pointed addresses,
facts were plainly given in regard
to the needs of the Red Cross work.
Then following came a most inter
esting Biblical demonstration of.
the duty of us as true patriots to
this gi eat and worthy cause by
Rev. Mr. Kesterson.
Brother Kesterson has his hands
full to over-flowing, but his unsel
fish spirit is being fully manifested
by his actions, so with co-operation
of the people on part of the west
ern side of our Edgefield Associa
tion, Bro. Kesterson will render
The Y. W. A's. had new feature
added to their meeting lasi Sun
day, and that was the presence of
about ten young men, who witt
such beautiful attention inspired
the girls to do their very best.
And upon a whole, with the subject
"Our Training..SchoolIV.to ..which
we are constrained to believe, some
of our girls have become greatly
interested in, and that in future may
bring developments, it was just a
beautiful meeting. The secretary
Miss Deadis Dow was absent on
account of measles, but was repre
sented by the minutes she so beau
tifully prepared, was presented by
Miss Mamie Bussey.
The Circle was so much enjoyed
last Wednesday with Mrs. Jessie
Bailey, having with us our good
neighbor Mrs. Piekens Bailey.
Mrs. West Doolittle is hostess for
our next meeting, Miss Mamie Bus
We have heard many good things
for our service on Mothers' Day
and especially the splendid address
by Mr. J. L. Mims. We feel his
visit to our Sunday school will bear
fruit in tho present campaign for
Red Cross- The girls regretted
that Mrs. Mims and Mrs. Tillman
could not share some of their time
with them while here, but we en
joyed the knowledge of rest for
them, aud believe they deserve some
occasionally, but shall hope to have
them give us some third Sunday
Mr. George Gilchrst visited his
grand parents near Cleora last week.
They are quite aged, and he seem
to appreciate so much the privilege
of being with them, as he has been
in Chicago io* the Dast several
years, and was quite a boy when he
left South Carolina.
A very successful Red Cross rally
was held in the Baptist Church Sun
day afternoon, the devotional service
being conducted by Rev. R. G. Shan
nonhouse. Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard
and Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond also took
part in the exercise, the principal
speaker of the occasion, Bishop Guer
ry, being presented by Mr. Thur
mond. After the very inspiring ad
dress by Bishop Guerry a collection
was taken by Mr. Sheppard from the
rostrum, the subscriptions ranging
from $100.00 down to $5.00. The re
sponses were very general and quite
generous, the aggregate of the sub
scriptions being about $1,900.
We confidently believe that the
county will go beyond the amount
apportioned to it to raise. And why
should we not? Giving for the sup
port of our boys at the front is the
very least service that we can render
in this war. Let's give and give again
and keep on giving as long as the
appeal comes from our boys at the
Lieut. A. S. Tompkins Wed
Miss Mary Murray, One
of Columbia's Best
One of the most prominent of Col
umbia's army weddings thus far wa
that of Miss Mary Murray, younge:
'Slaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J
.Murray to Lieut. Arthur S. Tompkin:
Jr., of the Fifty-third Pioneer Infan
try, Camp Wadsworth, which wa?
solemnized yesterday evening at '
o'clock at the Washington , Stree
Methodist Church. The ceremony wai
i-cllowed by a reception for abou
200,, guests at the Murray home or
Servais Street. The bride has beei
one of the leading society girls o:
Columbia since making her debui
a year ago last fall and the brid?
groom is also well known in Colum
and throughout the State. He is th?
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Tomp
kins of Edgefield and was educatec
at Davidson College, having begur
the study of law at the Universitj
of South Carolina, when he decided
fi volunteer for military service. He
received his commission at the sec
ond Oglethorpe Training Camp.
.' '; The church, filled to its capacitj
With invited guests, waa decoratec
in effective but simple manner, the
^chancel being banked with palms
and white hydrangas with white ta
pers gleaming among them and the
special pews marked with bunches
"o? carnations tied with white tulle,
While the guests were assembling
i&e organist, D. A. Pressly, played a
beautiful program of appropriate se
lections and announced the arrival
of the bridal party with "The Star
Spangled Banner," playing as the
processional "The Bridal Chorus"
j "'.The bride's attendants, a charm
mg group of ll maids and matrons,
.wore gowns of filmy cream lace ov
er chiffon with pink sashes, and
wi M e leghorn hats lined with pink
. .'. trir?nW with. pink.rose?.'..:..Tha
n~ 3s carried pink Killarney roses
ar the matrons Ophelia roses and
the costume of the maid of honor
was distinctive from the others in
that it was fashioned over pink and
her bouquet was in shower effect.
The young women were: Miss Ruth
Tompkins, sister of the bridegroom,
as maid of honor; Mrs. Henry H.
Harris, sister of the bride, and Mes
dames William J. Murray, Jr., and
Louis Murray, her sisters in law, as
matrons of honor, and Misses Jaque
lin Cooper, Ida Fripp, Louise Wat
rous of Tampa, Grace Earle, Sara
Cain and Mae Tompkins, another
sister of the bridegroom, as brides
Acting as ushers were the bride's
two brothers, William and Louis
Murray, Capers Powers of Columbia
Hugh Aiken of Laurens, Lieut. Ad
dison Johnson of Camp Jackson, and
Lieut. Frank Simrill of Camp Wads
worth, and the groomsmen were:
Capt J. E. .Wylie of Camp Wads
worth, Lieut. Bruce Hodges of Camp
Jackson, Lieut. Nathaniel Stimson,
Lieut. Arthur Hill of Camp Wads
worth, Lieut. Roger Heyward of
Camp Jackson and Lieut. W. S.
James of Camp Jackson.
The bride entered with her father,
and was preceded immediatley by
her little nephew, Henry H. Harris,
Jr., who, dressed in a smart suit of
white corduroy, bore the wedding
ring in a basket of pink roses the
petals of which he scattered in front
of the bride as she left the church
after the ceremony.
The bridegroom was attended by
Lieut. Donald Sanders of Camp Jack
son and the ceremony was perform
ed by the Rev. Mark Carlisle, form
er pastor of the Washington Street
Church, assisted by the Rev. A. N.
Brunson, the present pastor.
The bride's wedding gown of lus
trous imported white satin and tulle
was fashioned with a simplicity
which well suited her petite figure
and piquant style.
It was untrimmed save for a bead
ing of pearls and brilliants around
the decolletage and a cluster to hold
the side draperies on the skirt, and
it was made with flowing tulle sleeves
and a court train of the satin. Her
wedding veil was the same one worn
by her sister, Mrs. Henry H. Harris,
as a bride, and was arranged with a
bandeau of orange blossoms and her
bouquet was of pale lavender orchids
and valley lilies.
In the decoration at the house
pink and white prevailed among a
[miscellany of the season's flowers.
m the drawing room where the bride
ind bridegroom received with their
parents, Dr. and Mrs. Murray and
Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins of Edgefield,
tall palms filled the bow window
md white roses and candles adorned
;he mantel. Mrs. Murray was gown
?d in black chantilly lace and Mrs.
Tompkins wore lavender crepe me
The guests were received in the
hall by Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. L?n
gster, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. C. Bates,
Mr. and Mrs. Luther McKay Hawkins
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Durham and Dr.
md Mrs. Pinkney V. Mikell.
In the library where a wealth of
wedding presents were displayed,
Mrs. R. J. Blalock, Mrs. Kate Patter
son, Mrs. J. G. Wannamaker of Or
angeburg and Mrs. R. C. Holman of
The bride's register in the hall was
in charge of Misses Mary Hampton
and Jane Kealhofer and punch was
served in the living room by Miss
Marguerite Patterson, Mrs. John K.
Aull and Mrs. Howard Dewey of
The dining room was in bridal
smite and green, the bride's table
being beautifully appointed in silver
The centerpiece was a large silver
basket filled with white roses and
tied with white tulle and the table
candles were held in three single
candlesticks fitted with shades of
pendant pearls. From the chandelier
three streams of tulle delicately trac
ed with smilax, were drawn down
and caught to the cluny lace cloth
and the beautiful wedding cakes
wera placed on silver stands; Accord
ing to the traditional army custom,
the bride cut the cake with her hus
band's sword and it was served with
ices and.sweets in green and white.
Assisting in tho dining room were:
Mrs. William Earle, Miss Kate Hamp
ton Manning, Mrs. J. T. Gray, Miss
Blanche Jones, MissLila May Mim
naugh, Miss Elmire deGraffenreid,
Miss Louise Bruton and Miss Esther
Graydpfc, . . . t.
The Little-Davis orchestra played
all during the reception. The bride's
souvenirs to her attendants were
gold friendship circles and the bride
groom presented each of his fellow
officers in the party with the regu
lation army name plate to be worn
on the leather wrist strap.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Tompkins
left last night for Ashville, where
they will spend the former's short
leave at Grove Park Inn, going
thence to Spartanburg, where Mr.
Tompkins is on duty at Camp Wads
worth. The bride traveled in a navy
blue tricotine coat suit, a white
crepe blouse with blue checked plac
ings, a chic little navy blue hat
smartly trimmed with a stiff, un
curled feather, and tan pumps. She
also wore a cape of Kolinski fur.
Among the out of town guests at
the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. Tompkins, the bridegroom's par
ents; Mr. .and Mrs. Joe Holland, his
brother-in-law and sister; Misses
Ruth, Mae and Grace Tompkins, his
sisters, all of Edgefield; the bride's
aunt, Mrs. J. G. Wannamaker of
Orangeburg, Mrs. Howard Dew of
Barnwell, Miss Carry Darby Harri
son of Walhalla and Mrs. F. P. Mc
Gowan of Laurens.
Dinner for Bridal Party.
The final party of a series which
has been given for Miss Mary Murray
whose marriage to Lieut. Arthur S.
Tompkins, Jr., will be solemnized
this evening at 7 o'clock at the Wash
ington Street Methodist Church, was
a dinner given last evening at the
Jefferson Hotel by Miss Ruth Tomp
kins, the bridegroom's sister and the
bride's maid of honor. The guests
were confined to the wedding party
who adjourned to the hotel after the
rehearsal at the church.
Dinner was served in one of the
private dining rooms, covers being
laid for 25 and the table being dec
orated in pink carnations. The place
cards were handpainted in graceful
little brides. Five courses were served
Miss Tompkins' guests were: Miss
Murray and Lieutenant Tompkins,
Miss Jaquelin Cooper, Miss Ida Fripp
Mrs. Grace Earle, Miss Louise Wat
rous, Miss May Tompkins, Miss Sa
ra Cain, Mr. and Mrs. William Mur
ray, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Murray,
Mrs. John K. Aull, Mrs. Henry Hol
lingsworth Harris, Lieut. Donald San
ders, Capt. J. E. Wyl.e, Lieut. Arthur
Hill, Lieut. Roger Heyward, Lieut.
Frank Simrill, Lieut. Bruce Hodges,
Lieut. Stimson, Capers Powers and
Oat Crop Good, Delightful Bar
becue at Meriwether Hall
We have not had quite so much
rain this week, but plenty of clouds.
Fine for corn and grass. Well, as
both of those were such a short erop
last year, through this section, we
are glad to see the corn coming so
nicely, and .grass, where it can be
cut for hay. And we are fighting it
in the crop. Oats bid fair to be splen
did. Wheat has been injured by so
much rain while it was in "the boot."
As I have heard my father say, "A
wet May is fine for oats but very
bad for wheat.
Cotton is very small and backward
so far. Lots of it has had to be plow
ed up and planted over. The corn in
most places is looking mighty pretty.
Mr. H. h. Bunch has the prettiest we
have seen, so far. His field of three
or four acres is shoulder high and
dark, rich green like bottom land
makes. Also his roasting, ears are
just as fine. Messrs. Sampson and
Mealing Bunch's corn is next to
that of Mr. H. L. Bunch, in size. Mr.
George McKie's wheat seems to say,
"He can feed his new bride on flour
bread every day."
Miss Lizzie Butler's corn, cotton
and rye are beautiful. The gardens
are all fine and finer, especially the
Our good friend, Mr. J. H. Adams
brought us a beautiful head of cab
bage as large as a child's head. We
gave him some of our good-sized
beets. We have a fairly large num
ber of chickens now, if no more of
them die, but none come up to one
and a half pounds yet. We will need
several more sacks of feed to get up
to it, and that means feeding them
We attended the enjoyable barbe
cue ar, Meriwether Hall, on last Sat
urday. There was quite'a good atten
dance and that which some feared,
that is, that the club would be dis
banded on account of lack of funds,
was averted. The men came forward
and cheerfully paid the amount need
ed and we are rejoiced to see that
the club will continue. We hope to
see new interest and new life in it
now , as they reorganized and elect
ed new officers. The following offi
cers were elected: President, Dr. W.
T. Briggs; Vice Pres., Mr. H. F.
Cooper; Treasurer, Mr. Alvin Stevens
Secretary, Mr. Fred Barker; Exec.
Committee-man, Mr. H. L. Bunch.
Mr. H. H. Scott w,as chosen to attend
to selecting and cooking the meats.
Mr. Stokes gave a little talk after
dinner and promised to help us when
ever we should need him. The follow
ing new members were voted in:
Messrs. Stokes, H. H. Scott, G. L.
Wright and Mealing Bunch.
The club meetings are a great
source of pleasure to everybody. It
is like paying a social visit to all of
one's friends at a time. The meetings
are also instructive, for we exchange
ideas and learn something from t?ch
other. Then too, it is a protection to
our community, and would be of
greater benefit if the farmers would
co-operate with each other.
The W. M. S. meets with Mrs. T.
L. Harley May 23. We hope to have
a good attendance full purses and
liberal hearts to help with the Red
Cross fund. There was good work
done by Mr. H. F. Cooper at the Hall
Saturday for the Red Cross. The
thought of so many of our home
men having gone makes us want to
do all we can for this cause. Three
of Mrs. John Mays' sons have already
gone and one of Mr. George Adams'
sons are to leave within a short time
now. He had already started farm
Mr. John Matthews is still des
perately ill but his friends hope for
his speedy recovery.
Mrs. Murch-"What dreadful lan
guage your parrot uses!"
Mrs. Nothing-"Yes, my husband
bought the bird one day and brought
it home in his car, and I have always
suspected that he had engine trouble
on that trip."-Firestone House Or
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