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VOL. 84 GDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1919 NO. 7
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Celebrate
' Twenty Fifth Wedding
Anniversary. New Cen
tury Club Met.
A most beautiful and^iappy occa
sion was that of last Friday evening
when Mr. and Mrs. John W. Marsh
celebrated the 25th anniversary of
the marriage, their silver wedding.
In response to invitations, friends of
the town and adjacent towns, gather
ed at the hospitable home, "Breezy
Heights," and happiness reigned su
This couple, coming here 25 years
ago, following their marriage at the
home of the gracious and beautiful
young bride, Miss Ada Fleming, in
Florida, endeared themselves to all,
and the attachment has increased du
ring the years, by what these two"
have meant to their friends.
It is beautiful to see such a union
of lives, the establishment of such a
Christian home, the rearing of such
noble sons. These two have gone
hand in hand and have been as two !
minds with but a single thought, two !
hearts beating as one. .
Everyone was happy with them on j
this day, when they reached ;he 2?th
mile-stone of wedded happiness, so j
this was why sych throngs were, (
found wending their way to offer con- '
gratulations. " |,
"Breezy Heights" looked beautiful/
and was most artistically decorated. !
When the guests arrived, they were '
welcomed by Messrs, J. A.* Lott and ,
W. E. LaGror.e out on the piazza and
were met at the front door by Mrs. '
J. L. Walker and Miss Maude Nick- !
erson. In the hallway, the registry
book, the same one that was used at 1
the marriage ceremony, was held by;'
Miss Theora Fleming, and on extra 1
leaves the guests inscribed their,'
names. Mrs. J. A. Lott then ushered '
the arrivals to the parlor where the ^
receiving line stood, this being com-j"
posed of Mr. and Mrs. Marsh, Messrs.
John Fleming and Theodore Marsh
and Mrs. C. C. Pedrick, the mother of
Mrs. Marsh. They stood under the j
chandelier which was prettily covered j<
in maline and orange blossoms with 1
many tiny silver bells that seemed to 1
be pealing forth happiness. Mrs.,'
Marsh appeared as dainty and as '
beautiful as twenty-five years ago, in ';
a white embellished ireorjr'-'tte and
carried the same handkerchief and
fan. . ?
The decorations in this room were 1
of real orange blossoms. The guests'1
were presented to the receiving line
by Misses Sara Sawyer and Zena j <
Out in the hallway punch wasjl
served by Mesdames Herbert Eidsonjl
and Walter Sawyer and Miss Lillian <
Marsh. Quantities of pink roses made j1
a lovely decoration here. Near by j
stood a table filled with gifts of sil- :
ver which were tokens of love. 1
From the hallway, the guests went
to the dining room which was artis- 1
tically decorated in quatities of ferns ?'
and white roses that banked the man- j<
tie and buffet and the table was cov
ered with a handsome renaissance
lace cover, and lighted with many
candles from silver candle sticks. The !
centre held a large silver basket of ;
brides' roses. Seated at the table were
Mrs. F. S. Bland and Miss Marie
Marsh who cut block cream, and this I
with silver cake was served by Misses j
Helen and Debbie Marsh and Mattie 1
Lee and Lena Long. The matrons pre- '?
siding in here and assisting, were
Mesdames O. D. Black, H. D. Grant, .
J. A. Dobey, J. W. Cox, Shelton Saw- .
yer, W. F. Scott and A. B. Harrison. 1
The favors were tiny silver bells
with .a spray of orange blossoms.
During the entire evening lovely '
music was enjoyed, instrumental and 1
vocal. Those who filled the musical
program were Misses Frances Tur- .
ner, Bettie Waters, Emma Bouknight, j
Annie Holmes Harrison and Mes- 1
dames C. P, Corn, T. R. Hoyt and J. 1
H. White. .
The guests lingered on and were :
reluctant to leave a scene of much
joy, pleasure and happiness.
Among those from Edgefield who 1
attended the celebration of the 25th ;
anniversary of the marriage of Mr. 1
and Mrs. Marsh were: Hon. and Mrs.
J. L. Mims, Mrs. Mamie Tillman, Dr.
and Mrs. R. A. Marsh, Rev. and Mrs. 1
P. P. Blalock, Mr. and Mrs. Mouzon
Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Augustus Cor
Jey, Mr. and Mrs. Lovick Smith.
From Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. Day
and Mrs. J. D. Mathis.
Parties from Aiken, Saluda, Ridge
Spring and Ward wer also present.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Isom of Spartanburg, Miss Theora
Fleming and Mrs. C. C. Pedrick of
Gainesville, Florida, are guests at
"Breezy Heights/'having come to at
tend the silver wedding celebration of
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh.
Dr. and Mrs. J .A. Dobey are in
Augusta this week with their little
son, James Nixon, who is at the hos
pital to have his tonsils removed.
Mrs. F. S. Jefferson returned last
week from the Baptist Hospital where
she was under treatment for nervous
indigestion, her condition being much
Miss Helen Walker entertained a
number of her young friends with an
Easter egg hunt on Saturday after
noon and the young folks had a hap
py time as they searched for the
many-hued eggs. Everyone found
some and these were placed in pretty
little baskets. Later they were invited
in and an enjoyable feast was had.
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. J.
W. Marsh entertained the "We are
Twelve" Club, of which she is presi
dent. There were several house guests
ino n delightful time was had. During
the afternoon Mrs. Marsh thanked
the members of the club for the hand
some silver'waiter that was present
ed her on the occasion of her wedding
The death of Mr. Earl Bland which
Dccurred in Florida ls3'. Thursday,
.vas learned of here with sorrow. Mr.
Bland was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Bland, former Johnston people,
ind was about 20 years of age. He
tiad not seen his parents since he was
out of service, and was returning,
having been away over a year. His
Jeath came from an autmo'/le acoi
:lent. When the news of hi^ death
?ame to relatives, the sisters bf Mrs.
Bland, Misses Clara, Maud and
Gladys Sawyer left that evening to
3e_ with their sister. The interment
;ook place on Saturday at Vidalia,
aa., where Mr. and Mrs. Bland reside.
In the absence of Rev. W. S.
Brooke, in the interest of the Educa
tional Campaign Fund, his pulpit was
Riled by Rev. Kneeland of Trenton,
who preachd a good sermon upon the
the theme "The Loom of Life," using
as a text, "All things work together
for good to those who love the Lord."
Misses Christine and Marie Kinard
have been guests of their aunt, Mrs.
P. N. Lott. Miss Marie is attending
the Woman's College of Columbia.
Mrs. Frank Williams and children
of Springfield are visiting relatives.
Dr. G. D. Walker attended the
State Medea. Association at Florence
last week, and he will attend the gen
eral association in New Orleans next
tveek. At the association in Florence,
Dr. Walker exhibited th? cut of the
face mask that Dr. J. A. Dobey is
Mrs. O. D. Black is in Darlington
this week attending the State U. D. C.
convention, being^fourth vice-Presi
dent of the organization.
The New Century Club met in the
home of Miss Clara Sawyer on last
Tuesday afternoon, she with Mrs. W.
P. Cassells being hostess. Miss Saw
yer presided and much routine busi
ness was transacted. Miss Mallie
Waters was appointed treasurer in
the absence of Mrs. James Strother.
The members were asked to be
considering a topic for next year's
Mrs. W. F. Scott, as leader had a
splendid program arranged, the sub
ject being "Valuable Lessons Taught
by the World War."
Mrs. H. D. Grant gave a paper on
"Immigration as learned of through
war." "What war has taught us in
way of education." Mrs. White.
"Pure Democracy," Mrs. P. N.
Lott. "What war has taught in re
gard to health," Mrs. J. A. Lott.
'Moral and spiritual lessons taught
oy the war," Mrs. S. J. Watson.
A piano solo by Miss Gladys Saw
yer closed the program. Later, all en
joyed refreshing ices and cake.
Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell have
-eturned from Greenville where they
attended the marriage of the former's
FOR SALE: Home-grown corn in
;he ear for $2.00 per bushel. Apply to
C. W. SATCHER,
Ward, S. C.
Era of Prosperity Facing Mc
McCormick, April 17.-McCormick
seems to have taken on an after-the
war spirit of progressiveness and sev
eral new residences will go up in the
i near future. Already M. G. Dorn and
jj. J. Dorn have well under way the
( construction of.a handsome residence
in the northern part of town and it
is their intention to erect a number
of cottages in this part of town to
'accommodate the increasing number
of homeseekers, some of whom have
had to stay away from here on ac
count of a lack of houses to live in.
j J. S. Strom has employed an archi
tect to draw plans for a new resi
dence in the western part of town on
j Railroad Avenue, the erection of
which will begin in the near future,
j The members of the Pentecostal
I Holiness Church, who were delayed in
?the erection of a new church during
j the war, will soon finish their hand
'some new building at. a cost of sev
eral thousand dollars. The members
of this church are enthusiastic over
.the building and are sparing no pains ,
or means to make it one of the hand
somest churches in McCormick.
j Plans have been made for the
building of a church at McCormick
by the Associate Reformed Presbyte
rians. A committee has been appoint
ed to solicit subscriptions and already
'more than $2,000 has been subscrib
ed. Within a month a permanent pas
tor will be called by the congregation
and until the new church is complet- ;
'ed services will be held in one of the
other church of the city. It is under
stood that a modern church will be e
rected at a cost of several thousand
Along with the erection of resi
dences and churches the business of
the town appears to be on the boom
also. The McCormick telephone ex
change recently moved into new quar
ters facing Pine Street and has in
stalled modern equipment to meet
the growing demand for better tele
I I. G. Harrison;-mayor- -of~MeC??
mick, recently purchased a lot on the
corner of Pine and Clayton Streets
and has extended his garage, afford
ing excellent accomodations for the j
sale and repair of automobiles.
! The Jay Clothing Company has let
a contract for the erection of a mod-:
ern building to be used as a theatre
and moving picture show.
H. Druker recently purchased the
store room he occupies on .Main
Street. This is considered one of the
best locations for a store in town and
is a two-story brick building. The
property belonged to M. L. B. Stur
key and the price paid for it was SH,
j The postoflice at McCromick has
long been unsatisfactory and it was '
'hard to obtain suitable quarters. A-1
; contract has been let, however, and
I new quarters have been secured on
i Pine Street from the Peoples Bank.
?New fixtures which will accomodate
the growing volume of business of the
?office are being installed. The new
?postmaster, Mrs. Zella Abercrombie,
who succeeded Postmaster J. A.
Stuart, recently resigned, has taken
charge of the office and almost imme
diately her salary was raised by the
Pleasant Lane News.
Mrs. Robert Seigler and children
and Miss Maggie Winn of Plum
Branch spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mrs. J. C. Williams.
Miss Roberta Bailey of Callison
spent last week with Mrs. McKie
Bailey. They with Mr. Bailey, visited
relatives near Augusta last Sunday.
Miss Callie Self spent Easter with
relative's in Anderson.
Messrs. Billie Byrd and Walter
Griffis spent Saturday and Sunday in
The children of Pine Grove school ?
enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt last Fri- J
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Manly and chil
dren spend the week-end with rela
tives in Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hamilton and
daughter, Miss Ruth, spent Easter1
Sunday with relatives near Augusta.
April 21, 1919.
Tc buy 200 bushels of charcoal.
E. W. Samuel.
W. C. T. U. at Baptist Church,
The W. C. T. U. will hold a public
meeting at the Baptist church, Sun
day evening at the time for regular
service, with the following program:
Prelude, Johnston Orchestra, con
sisting of the following: Dr. Jas. A.
'Dobey, 1st. violin; Stanton Lott., 1st.
cornet; Avery Bland, 2nd. cornet;
Louise Boyd, flute; F. M. Boyd, trom
bone; Claude. J. Lott, clarionet; A.
B. Lott, bass viol.
Hymn, "Christ for the World we
Vocal solo, Inez Rhoden, Johnston,
Boys' Quartette, "Brighter Days
are Coming." Dozier Tompkins, Ed-,
win Rives, Julian Mims, Robert Ouzts
Vocal solo, "There's a Shadow in
the Home," Mr. F. M. Boyd.
Processional of States which have
ratified the Prohibition amendment,
by forty-five girls
"Victory," vocal solo, Mrs. A. B.
j Sermon, Rev. R. G. Lee.
Hymn, "All Round the World."
Collection for Jubilee Fund.
Selection by Orchestra.
Jubilee Song, by Chorus.
Everybody in Edgefield, Johnston,
Trenton and all our country churches
is invited to come and enjoy this ser
vice with us, and hear Rev. R. G. Lee
give us a temperance sermon. All who
come will be benefitted and inspired.
Mrs. J. L. Mims,
Pres. Edgefield W. C. T. U.
Farmers Must Have a Living
Clay Tallman, Commissioner of ;
the United States General Land Of- !
fice, said in an address at thc opening
session of the twenty-second annual
convention of the American Live
stock Association : "It is very well :
for you stockmen to talk of limiting
prediction to correspond with the de-;
-rmrrfe-sb as. to .keep up prices, but thc j
laboring man in the East who has to
pay a day's wages for a roast does
not look at it that way."
Practically all of our public men
are very much interested in the labor
ing: man because he belongs to an or
ganization that stands up for thc in
terests of its members. What would
happen if a party was to declare for
a high tariff on beef, hides, wool, su
gar, eggs, etc., in order to make it
possible for the farmer to obtain suf
ficient money on his farm products to
enable him co enjoy the necessities
and comforts of life? The consumers
of farm products would snow the can- j
didates of that party under Rood and
The farmers have been hewers of
?wood and drawers of water for cen
turies. They have hustled from early
till late to grow the greatest abun
! dance of food and hr.ve often sold it
below the cost of production, if fair
wages were allowed thom. However,
the most intelligent farmers will in
the future guard against over produc
tion, and a subsequent loss to the pro
ducers, by limiting production. There
are laws against children working in
factories, and town and city laborers
I work eight and ten hours per day.
The farmers will before long send
their children tc school for nine
months in the year, but when will
they cease to toil for from twelve to
fifteen hours per day if the prices of
?their products are to fall anywhere
I near former levels?-The Progress
Camp Branch News.
Easter was a very pleasant day
Sunday, and I hope everybody enjoy
j A goodly number from here attend
j ed the services at Red Hill Sund 4y
! morning. Among them were: Mr. Ca
pers DeLaughter, Mr. G. T. Burton,
Misses Lena and Lou DeLaughter
and Mrs. N. H. DeLaughter, and after
preaching, they motored to Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Holmes' for dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Peeler and Mrs.
0. M. Burnett visited Mr. Peeler's
parents in North Carolina last week.
We were sorry to hear that Mr.
Jim Burnett was a little feeble last
week, but glad to know that he was
able to go to see his girl Sunday af
Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson were
glad to have with them last Sunday, '
Mr. John Hudson, Sr., and Mr. Eus
tice Thurmond from Morgana, also
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Mathis.
A number from this place attend
ed the minstrel at Beaverdam school
Friday night and enjoyed it very
. Mrs. Lizzie Prince and her son, Ab
I bie went to see Miss Ruth McDaniel
last Thursday, who has been real sic1:
Hope she will soon recover without
an operation, as we have been in
formed that she will have to go to the
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Peeler and Mrs.
Will Seigler motored to Edgefield
Monday on business.
I We were glad to hear that Mr.
John E. Agner had landed from over
Modoc, S. C.
Week-End Spent in Lowell,
Since I have been up here South
Carolina seems to be a vast farming
district dotted here and there with
towns, and Massachusetts seems to be
one vast factory scattered over with
narrow stretches of soil scarcely seen
between the houses and factories. A
part of this net work of progress and
achievement is Lowell, Massachu
setts, a city about thirty miles from
Boston, where I spent the past week
end with a Leland Powers' friend. I
thought before there was no hospi
tality like the Southern home afford
ed, but I can not hold that opinion
I thought, from its name, that
Lowell must have some connection
with the poet, James Russell Lowell,
since everything up here is tied up
with history and genius, but I found
that Lowell had more interest for the
Revolutionary investigator. I had
poited out to me a hill once used by
the Indians as a fortress and a huge
tree planted by the Red Men and
other spots connected with the Indian
tribes. The school children of Massa
chusetts have but to take a look out
of their own front windows to see the
scenes of the battles and episodes
described in their history texts.
As I was sitting in the theatre
looking at the movies, to my utter
surprise and joy, I saw thrown upon
the screen the parade of the 30th
Division in South Carolina. Nothing
would have pleased me more than
perhaps a moving picture of Edge
field Square on some Saturday morn
ing, for there I would have seen peo
ple that I knew. The Capitol was in
plain view and all the marching men,
and I can say that nobody in that
huge audience was so happy as I was,
unless, perhaps there was another
South Carolinian there, and even
then, I believe I would have been the
more gleeful of the two. I came
;to Boston to see some wonderful
?sights, and after all, the finest thing
' that I have had the pleasure to view
?was the parade of the 30th Division
?in my own State Capitol. It reminds
!me of what I have always known, that
'one's native state is the greatest
state of the forty-eight-to her who
knows and loves it.
56 Gainsboro St., Boston, Mass.
j Terms of Victory Loan Bonds.
10 per cent with application on or
! before May 10th.
10 per cent July 15th.
20 per cent August 12th.
20 per cent September 9th.
20 per cent October 7th.
20 per cent November 11th.
Accrued interest to be paid on all
deferred installments. Payment in
full with application, but without Re
bate of Interest. Payment in full can
be made on any Installment Date,
with accrued interest. No completion
of payments can be made except on
Installment Dates. Denomination of
Notes as heretofore, $50.Od up.
Award of German Helmets.
One Helmet will be put on display
in each of the six banks of our coun
ty, and each person subscribing
through that Bank will be given a
number by same and the Helmet will
be awarded to the holder of the
The drawing will be fair and impar
tial. The Helmets are new; captured
before being used.
J. H. CANTELO J,
Interesting Letter From Ger
many Written by George
Dear Cousin Jule:
Ever since I arrived in Europe I
have had an impulse to write to you
but somehow, something has always
occurred to cause procrastination.
Now. I will try to state as briefly as
possible what my life has been since
I reached Europe.
When the amistice was signed I
was located in the village of Pannes
on the St. Mihiel sector. November 29
we began to march toward Germany.
On this march we encountered many
hardships but never changed our in
tention of getting into Germany as
soon as practicable. Our aim here has
always been to settle-things as rapid
ly as possible and start back for
home. For three days we marched
through French occupied territory.
Here we came in close contact with
inhabitants that were oppressed and
it was very evident that they were
happy over being liberated by the
Americans. At first many were terri
fied by the sight of the Americans
and many of them did not know who :
we really were until the news spread. .
During the fourth day we reached,
the French frontier and marched into
Belgium, that little nation that has
been so horrified and plundered by
the Germans. Although we did not
stay many days in Belgium, we were
there long enough to see the hard
ships the people were forced to sub
mit to under the yoke of the Ger
mans. A few days later we crossed
the Belgium frontier into Luxemburg
;and stopped for the night in the city
!of Attlebuck, where we were very
?warmly treated by the population.
.The next day we resumed our march
and that same evening anived in the
?city of Vianden, Luxemburg, a city
built in a valley between two high
peaks and really a very pretty sight
to me. Before the war, tourists came
from all parts of the world to see
this place which has so many things
,of historical interest. Inside of one of
the- peaks a large castle was con- .
structed by the Romans thousands of .
years ago and this castle still re
mains. In this town the people gave
,us a reception and made the day a
The next morning we continued
'our journey and that afternoon we
reached the frontier of Germany,
where we halted and unfurled our
coiors and immediatly our band blew
i over into Germany, the glorious mel
ody, "The Star Spangled Banner!"
That evening we billetted in a small
I German village and next day resumed
?our march. That evening we reached
!a town near Bitburg which they call
Spang Dahlem. After remaining there
about a week we started out on an
other day's march and finally reached
our destination, the village of Nie
ideivier, located about 8 kilometres
j from Bitburg and about 25 kilo
metres from Tr?ves. This is consider
ed the oldest city in Germany and has
many places of historical interest. In
! this city in Germany ad ztfbeautiful
this village where I am stationed,'
I there is'practically nothing of inter
jest and when we first came here we
were able to judge the wealth of
every individual by the size of the
manure pile he had in front of his.
'door. Later the Americans made them
?understand though, that wherever the
. American soldiers are, the place has
got to be kept clean. There is a big
difference in the cleanliness of this,
A few days ago I went on a short
leave to' Coblenz, Germany, a city
bounded on two sides by two famous
?rivers in Europe, the Rhine and the
(Moselle. The latter runs into the
Rhine at Coblenz and on the opposite
side there is a big fort built to de
fend Coblenz. It certainly looks great
to see the American flag flying over?
this fort now. At present this fort is
in the hands of the American army
of occupation and a regiment of ar
tillery is stationed there.
TheY. M. C. A. made arrangements
to accomodate every soldier on leave
with a boat ride. We glided along by
many old castles built on both banks
of the Rhine. The next day I visited
the Royal castle of Stolzenfels which
is situated on a wooded mountain-side
about 300 feet above the Rhine. The
castle contains many fine works of
art, richly carved furniture of the 16
century, statuary, and a fine collect
ion of arms and many articles of his
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