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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1919
Commencement Exercises Well
Attended. Rev. Jackson
Goes to China. Brides
AU interest has been centered the
last of the week in the commence
ment of the High School and large
crowds have attended the exercises.
Even though the session has been
a most unusual one in the fact that
so much time had to be lost, this has,
as far as possible, been made up and
all records show good work.
The first feature of the commence
ment was that of Friday evening
when the music class gave its recital.
There was a full program and each
one rendered their part in a manner 1
that reflected much credit on them
selves and their teacher, Mrs. Earl ;
Smith. The stage was beautiful in
decorations of daisies, and ferns and
a large canopy of daisies was sus- .
pended in the centre.
The selections rendered were of ;
piano solos, duets, trios and sextettes ,
and each participant was well ap- ,
plauded. A butterfly dance concluded
On Sunday morning the Bacca- ?
laureate sermon was preached by the -
Rev. David Kellar in the High School
auditorium, and he was heard by a j
large audience. There was no service ]
at any of the churches and all gather- 1
i ed to worship here. It was very in- (
spiring to see the many young peo- ?
pie of the eleven grades march in,
each teacher heading the grade, and .
these were seated at the front. Mr.
Kellar preached a fine sermon," and :
the thoughts that he gave were just ]
as should have been presented to',
this bright and impressional body of ]
young people, and the gospel truths
were as practical to the older ones as j
j well. Special music was arranged -
and greatly enjoyed. The graduating j
exercises will occupy Monday even- <
ins. ^ <
Misses Ida Satcher of\55?ith Au
gusta, and Miss Helen Keith" of Chap- j
pells have been visiting Miss Helen ,
? . Wright. -
Mrs. G. G. Waters will go to Vi- ,
dalia, Ga., the last of the week to j
. On Wednesday evening at the Bap- .
tist church, Hon. Joseph Jacobs, who ' >
has been in China for four years as:
Vice Consul from America, gave ai,
most informing address on "Missions!]
in China." It was a great pleasure to I
hear him and the Sunday School ?
room was filled to its fullest capa
It will be a matter of deep interest j
to the friends of Rev. J. E. Jackson, L
of Philippi church, to learn thai he \,
has applied to the Board to go to jr
Foreign fields, and has bee?? written ( j
that August has been n=Ted at the ? (
time for his departure for China. He L
is a consecrated ye v-ng man and will U
accomplish much m the great cause ?
that he has en^ted in, and the pray: 1
ers of his fi--ends will follow him.
Dr. an? Mrs. J. A. Scott of Mont- j
moreno-", S. C., are guests in the home <
of tMr son, Prof. W. F. Scott at the J
school manse on the campus. *
Miss Mallie Waters has gone to
Springfield to visit her sister, Mrs. ^
David Phillips. Mrs. P. B. Waters is
visiting relatives in Greenwood. j
Mrs. O. D. Black, 2nd State Vice- i
President, Mesdames John Wright,
Joseph Cox and Miss Zena Payne,
historian of Edisto District, went to (
Blackville this week to attend the U. !
D. C. Conference.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis and lit
tle son have returned to New Orleans 1
after a visit in the home of Mrs. A. '
P. Lewis. !
' Miss Kate Breeden of Bennetts- ?
ville, is the guests of Mrs. Archie '
Lewis. They were class mates at
The following will attend the
World Centenary celebration at Co- '
lumbus, Ohio, next week: Rev. D. H. 1
Kellar, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Eidson, ;
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Eidson and John !
Olin, and Misses Eva and Jessie 1
Rushto? There are to^be several of 1
the near vicinity that will also attend. '
A reception that was of much
beauty and pleasure was that bf last
Tuesday when Mrs. J. L. Smith and
the Misses Smith entertained in hon
or of Mrs. Earl 0. Smith, a recent '
The home was artistically decorat
ed, a color scheme prevailing in each
room, which was lighted in colore
There, were three calling hours, be
ginning at 4:30 o'clock, and a num
ber of friends came, there bein]
about 150. The guests were greeter
at the front, by Mrs. Walter Sawye
and Miss Sara Sawyer and those re
ceiving in the hallway were Mesdame
W. J. Hatcher, H. G. Eidson, Claud'
Lott, Joe Smith and T. R. Denny.
The prevailing color in the hal
was green end white. Punch wras serv
ed by Mises Louise Boyd and Mar
garet and Katherine Smith. In th?
parlor, which was all white, the re
ceiving line stood, being composed o:
Mrs. J. L. Smith, Mrs. Earl Smith
Mrs. Herbert Ballentine, a recen
bride, Miss Myrtis Smith, Mrs. J. A
Dobey, Misses Ella and Ola Smith
The guests were introduced by Mrs
C. P. Corn and Miss Marian Mob
ley. Sweet music was rendered bj
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison. Fron
the parlor the groups of arrival;
went to the dining room which wai
lovely in pink decoration. Mesdame?
H. D. Grant and M. W. Crouch pre
siding in here. The dining table wa:
covered with a large lace cloth, anc
Mrs. Joseph Cox and Miss^ Maud?
Sawyer were seated here and etil
block cream in pink and white which,
was served by Misses Helen vLewis,
Antoinette Denny, Eunice Abrams,
Sallie Heyward and Orleana Cart
ledge, and favors of brides and cupids
were pinned on by Miss Ella Jacobs,
?> The entire affair was one of much
Mrs. J. N. Lott and Mrs. Nancy
Lott visited Mrs. Jim Crouch in
3atesburg last week.
The friends of Mr. Ben Lewis are
happy to know that he will soon be
it home, news of his landing having
Those attending the Masonic meet
ing atTrenton Monday evening were
Messrs. John Wright, J. Howard
Payne, J. W. Stimens, Joseph Cox
Spann Toney, J. R. Wright, Will Rho
len," John Suber and George Hardy.
Mr. Eartow Walsh and Master Bil
lie have gone to Sumter for a short
Mrs. Virginia Lott has gone to Mc
Cormick to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
it her atractive home near town on
Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs.
Earl Smith, and the fifty friends in
cited passed away two very happy
The rooms were decorated with
bowls full of black-eyed yellow
daisies and the lights were softly
shaded in yellow.
After cordial greetings, fruit nec
;ar was served by Misses Louise Boyd
ind Margaret and Kathleen Smith.
Tables were arranged for progressive
'ook and on each table were bon bon
lishes of chocolates to enjoy during
;he game. Opera selections from the
Victrola were enjoyed. At the conclu
sion, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Ballentine
vere both presented with dainty
The hostess assisted by Misses Sue
Smith, Sara Sawyer and Maude Saw
/er, served block cream in yellow and
vhite with chocolate cake.
Miss Rounette Hirshman of Sum
;er is the guest of Miss Fannie Shade.
Mrs. Teague Price of Augusta has
3een visiting in the home of her
father, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mr. John Wright visited his broth
er, Mr. Luth Wright at Camp Jack
son, last week who has just arrived
Mrs. Herbert Eidson most charm
ingly entertained a number of her
friends Saturday afternoon ,the hon
Drees being the two recent brides
Mrs. Hebert Ballentine and Mrs. Earl
The lower floor of the home was
thrown together and gave ample
room for the tables arranged for
rook, three hands being played. The
means of entertainment then changed
and all were given a typed list of
articles of a bride's trousseau, every
other letter in each article being left
out, the supplied letters to be guess
ed. After this unique contest the two
honorees were presented with dainty
hand embroidered towels.
The favors were hand painted
daisies, in the center of each being
a pretty head of a bride. Quantities
of daisies decorated the rooms.
The hostess served a-delicious re
Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting
of the South Carolina Press
Association in Green
Next Monday a large number of
editors and publishers will meet in
Greenville, the occasion being th<^
forty-fifth session of the South Can*
lina Press Association. Greenville-ii
an ideal place for holding such "a
gathering, especially in the sumswyy
The Imperial Hotel, one of the best
in the State, will be the convention
headquarters, the business sessions
being held there also.
The people of Greenville are mak
ing elaborate preparations to receive j
and entertain the newspaper,folk. A 1
portion of one day will be spent in an !
auto trip through the mountains -to j
Hendersonville, where dinner will be I
had at the Kentucky Home, one of
the leading hotels of Hendersonvill?.
The Greenville Rotary Club will give
a luncheon at the Imperial Tuesday
to the newspaper makers and Wed
nesday night a banquet will be given.
The following is the program in de
tail for the meeting to be held in
Greenville June 30 and July 1 and 2.
Monday, June 30.
9:00 p. m. Opening Session.
Called to order by J. L. Mims,pres
ident, Editor of The Edgefield Adver
Invocation, L. M. Rice, Editor' of
the Union Times.
Address of Welcome.
Response, Dr. W. W. Ball, Editor
of The State.
Report of President:
Address. W. P. Pollock, Former
United States Senator, of Cheraw.
Appointment of Committees'
Tuesday, July 1.
10.:00 a.m. "Newspapers and '
Makers," Robert Lacham, F
The News ejtfd.; Courier, ; f
' "A Daily in the Smaller
L. M: Rice, Editor of the Unio.
Our Service Stars, Report by
iam Banks, of Columbia.
"The Press as a Factor in
proving Rural Conditions Through
the Development of Agriculture and
the Building of Public Roads," Edi
tor of the Times and Democrat,
Address, Albert S. Johnstone, of
the Regional Reserve Bank, Rich
"The Need of Organization or Con
cert of Action in Handling Foreign
Advertising," E. H. DeCamp, Editor
of The Ledger, Gaffney.
9:30 p. m. Address, Col. R. L. Fos
ter, of the New York World.
Wednesday, July 2.
10:00 a. m. "The Importance of a
Strong Editorial Page," W. W.
Smoak, Editor of the Press and Stan
"South Carolina Land Owners' As
sociation," Niel Christensen, Editor
of The Gazette, Beaufort.
Talk on "Advertising," J. F. Ja
cobs, of Clinton.
"Do Subscription Contests or Pre
mium Schemes Pay?" O. K. Williams,
Editor of The Record, Rock Hill.
"the Press a Factor in the Read
justment of Labor and Business Con
ditions," Thomas M. Seawell, Editor
of the News and Herald, Winnsboro.
Report of Treasurer.
Report of Committees.
Election of Officers.
A Full' Graduate.
The Advertiser only stated a part
of the truth last week when we an
nounced that Charlie Porter was at
home for his vacation, having com
pleted his second year at the Naval
Academy at Annapolis. Instead of
two years, Charlie entered this insti
tution three years ago and has made
th fine record of completing this
course, being a full graduate, in three
years. This is a record of which any
young man should feel proud. He has
reflected honor upon his country and
State. Scores and hundreds of young
men fall short of graduation from
Annapolis in four years on account
of the very high standard, and when
one completes the course in three
years he deserves all of the commen
dations and congratulations that can
be heaped upon him. j
Stanmore Townes Gives Inter
esting Description of Life
of a Soldier in Over
5 When the armistice was signed and
?the "March to the Rhine" completed,
the American soldier in France and
(Germany resorted to more or less odd
^aWs to while away his leisure
a In both countries troops were oft
en quartered in bowling alleys-the
?balls and ten pins removed.
Imagine a bowling alley in France
with a cement floor. Some seventy
five soldiers could be billeted in one
of these. Each man was given a small
mattress which he filled with French
feathers, (hemlock boughs) and the
mattresses were laid about a foot a
part in two rows-one on each side
of the alley. Such was your couch,
but a marked improvement on the
j Let us take a little walk through
the quarters. On the first couch two
boys are indulging in the modest
game of checkers, each move taken
with such precaution that one would
think a can of tobacco hung in the
balance. On the next bed a comrade
is writing to his mother, while on the
next a long-absent lover is trying to
answer a letter from his sweetheart
that contained a ditty which ran a
long like this:
"My bonnie lies over the ocean,
My bonnie lies over the sea
I He has a girl in Belgium,
Another in 'Paree,'
. And I know the little things he tells
; As they sit upon his knee
Oh. voe' --? V??T>ia Hoc nvor thp
Oh, the madamoiselle from St. Na
You'll have a gay time if you ever
Cards and dice account for the
men on the next few beds and across
the way some boy is on his French
feathers all alone with a can of jam
and a loaf of bread-luxuries to be
shared with no one.
Of course bread was plentiful but
jam was not. As an instance: "What
night was it the Germans bombed us
in La Ferte?" "It was two nights af
ter that night we had jam for sup
per," came the answer.
Around the wee stove in the cen
tre of the bowling alley a small group
are arguing some fine points anent
the firefly's phosphoric candle
whether it is A. C. or D. C. current.
Why all that noise and shouting in
the far corner forward? Let us size
up the situation. Two beds of French
feathers are drawn alongside each
other and a group of boys in circular
array on these, are seated on their
feet. In the centre of the group is a
folded O. D. blanket and in the centre
of the blanket is a white sheet of
writing paper. A cootie race is in
progress. The contestants dig into
their shirts and pick out a strong
looking racer and name it for their
wives or sweetharts. Let this not sar
vou/- of disrepect, for you see, in
France the cootie became a part of
you (or rather you a part of her), a
part of your existence. She stuck to
you through thick and thin-last to
go to sleep and first up in the morn
But to return-the sheet of paper
had a small circle drawn in centre
and here the cooties were placed.
Naturally, the cootie scurried off the
white paper to hide herself in the
folds of the blanket. Sometimes when
one neared the edge and then chang
ed her course, the excitement grew.
Now, the cootie which reached the
blanket first brought in several two
bit pieces for her owner, and would,
of course, be in the next race. If a
cootie made her owner lose more than
twice, she was chucked off the race
track and the owner scanned his un
dershirt for a more promising steed.
The race begins anew,
i "Lights out," shouts the sergeant,
and out they go, right in the midst of
All the boys go to bed and some be
gin to snore ana hob-nail shoes begin
to fly their way. The snorer wakes
and gazes 'round but knows not
whence the hob-nails came. He lays
his helmet on his head lest he should
snore again and quietly sinks to sleep.
What means that tent-shaped blan
ket in the corner? Had you access to
the scene beneath you would see
three or four boys-one with a -candle
in his hand-and a folded blanket
spread before them. On the blanket
a white sheet of paper-that cootie
race is being rijit to a finish. And if
you don't believe the game is inter
esting, suppose you get a-a chinch
and try it.
S. By TOWNES.
' Box 100,
Indian Head, Md.
From Corporal D. P. Coursey.
Toul, France, March 26.
Dear Homefolks: ^
Your letter received all O. K., of
March 5. Glad that all were getting
along so well. This leaves me all 0.
K. No, I am not in any division at
all, not attached to any division and
no time set to sail yet.
I had a card from Alonza the other
day. He didn't say anything about
when he was to sail. Haven't heard
a word from Clarence yet. Had a
letter from Dean a few days ago.
Would like tb be at that box party.
Bet I could catch me a girl. I can't
catch one over here. All they can say
is no compree/no compree.
I saw Bongno girls in Paris, but
didn't have any time to lose with
them. I had only three days there,
just got back on March 21. Sure was
a great trip; the only vacation I have
had since I have been in the army. I
. ..?>. i.u? T>nA Crr><:<z while
M. C. A. A 1*rid?' down the Seine
?iv.?r, ?-iyssi? ig ?i?diir J. : rt y-fou i
ander, then passed the building that
they were holding the peace confer
ence in. We waited a while to see
President Wilson come out, but got
tired waiting and went home.
Next morning we went over and
saw the tomb of Napoleon in a great
building. From there we went to see
the "World's War," the greatest oil
painting in the world. It gives a pic
ture of all the allied armies, and all
the battlefields of France. You can j
pick out all the leading men of the ;
armies. It is about 83 miles from here
tp Paris and on the background of
that picture I could see the little
town of Toul and Metz and read the
names on the picture. I have some
post card views of these paintings ?
which I am sending, but they are not
oil paintings. This picture was over !
70 feet high and over 300 feet in cir- !
cumference, the greatest picture in I
the world. It took nineteen artists j
four years to paint this picture. All I
it lacks of being finished is the date
of peace being signed and there is a
space reserved for that. From there
we had dinner at the Y. M. C. A. then
went over to Versailles, went through
the palace of Louis 14th; that was
some place. In every room most of the
walls had oil paintings on them.
In this place I was in the room that
peace is to be signed. I had my hands
on the table that peace is to be sign
ed on. The grounds around this palace
were grand. There I saw the largest
fountain in the world. It took me all
night to go, and most all day and all
night to return. On the way home I
saw trenches and barbed wire en
tanglements, and scattered over some
of the fields were graves from the
battles of 1914.
I can tell more when I return.
Think I had better stop for this
time. Will write again soon.
Corp. D. P. Coursey.
Moth Dance Thursday Evening
One of the features of Thursday
evening will be the Moth Dance given
by Miss Ruth Tompkins who graduat
ed in aesthetic dancing at the Curry
School of Expression in Boston. The
costume for this interpretive dance
solo will be most attractive, and this
number alone will be worth the price
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Broadwater
Birthday of Their Father
Mr. Nick Broadwater.
Behold how good and how pleasant
it was for friends to meet together
at Nick Broadwater'.? !
This was demonstrated on Satur
day the 14th, when Mr. and Mrs. R.
N. Broadwater celebrated their, fath
er's 79th birthday. The following
guests were invited: R. E. Broad
water, Hephzibah, Ga., H. M. Dobey,
M. W. Clark, W. T. Walton and wife,
P. C. Stevens and wife, Mrs W. P.
Stevens, Jas. B. Tompkins and N L.
Broadwater who has been serving in
the navy for two years.
The day was an ideal one, and the
welcome was unbounded, everybody
was made to feel at home. The soft
zephyrs that floated through the
leaves of the stately oaks whispered
welcome. Their electric currents pro
claimed happy greetings. Every coun
tenance was filled with benign pleas
ure. Both men and nature with one
acclaim whispered kindliest greeting.
It is a great treat for these old fel
lows, upon whose head the snow that
never melts hath fallen, to meet and
I tell of their adventures, close calls
?and final escapes during the bloodly
struggle of the "sixties," which, at
the time, were not laughable but now
they are enjoyed with pleasure.
Everybody enjoyed this 14th day
of june from every angle. About
twelve o'clock our hosts announced
dinner and we were ushered into the
large dining room and on the table
everything was there that would sat
isfy the longings of the inner nan
Then late in the. afternoon our host:
served lemonade and cake.
mi..-. ,";n bP a ?reen spf
who so kindly honored us with an in
vitation to enjoy their hospitality.
It was loving and beautiful in Mr.
and Mrs. R. N. Broadwater in Cele
brating their father's birthday and it
showed their loyalty to him.
Nick Broadwater and I belonged to
the same regiment'in the Civil War.
We followed Longstreet fr.?rn Manas
sus to Appomattox and I honor him
for his patriotism an 1 courage on
the battlefield, but ? doubly honor
him for what he did for n*!> brother
after he had received a mortal wound
on the bloody field of Sharpsburg.
All of our wounded who could not
walk were captured, ano it was Nick
Broadwater who, foi three weeks
bound up his wounds and bathed his
fevered brow and when death kissed
down his eyelids, Nick buried him
with his own hands, and for this act
of kindness Nick Broadwater has
been drawn to me as with hooks of
Yes, we all carried sweet memo
ries home with us on this 79th birth
day, wishing for him many more cele
brations of the same kind. It was a
day of joy and mirth. Someone has
said mirth was a good tonic for the
blues, then we should bathe in the
pool of mirth daily.
And now let me say in your de
clining life, may you enjoy the bright
sunshine of peace and contentment.
May the gates of plenty stand ajar
for you and yours; may the golden
bowl of health be full for each of you
like the pool in the valley where flows
the water from the springs hidden in
the heart of the hills.. And may your
hearts be filled with a sweet murmur
like unto a silver fountain, stealing
forth mid a bed of roses. And every
evening may each of you lie down in
the green pastures of God's love and
by the still waters of His grace, where
the angel of the Lord will watch over
you until the morning comes.
J. Russell Wright. |j
For the Relief of Rheumatic Painty
When you have stiffness and sore
ness of the muscles, aching joints and
find it difficult to move without pain,
try massaging the affected parts with'
Chamberlain's Liniment. It will re-,
lieve the pain and make rest and sleep