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VOL. 84 '^/^ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5.1919 N0 35
Chautauqua a Great Success.
Methodist Pastor Return
ed. U- D. C. Chapter
Rev. David dellar will again be
pastor of the Methodist church here,
and not only his own flock, but every
one here is glad. He has endeared
himself to all and it is the hope that
the conference will, keep him here as
long as possible.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church there will be four four-min
ute speakers and probably one from
headquarters to talk in interest of
. th^gj^t campaign. Rev. Brooke will
B^go to Mt. Pleasant for the day.
On the fifth Sunday at sunrise
there will be held a prayer service in
the church for the campaign and the
canvass which begins on that day.
The three days' chautauqua which
was held here last week was largely
attended and the guarantors netted
a little over $100. This will be used
as a fund for next year, to defray ex
penses should it not be so successful j
as this time.
The Pink and Blue teams did good
work in selling the tickets, one mem
ber selling $210 worth of tickets.
The friends of Mr. Frank "Warren,
Sr., will regret to learn that he had
the misfortune on Saturday to break
his arm near the wrist.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church Mr. Hammond Etheredge of
Saluda spoke in interest of the great
campaign. Four speakers were ex
pected but he was the only one pres
ent, so occupied the allotted time.
He was heard with keen interest.
Miss Emma Boukmght is spending
this week in Cuba, having gone there
from the general U. D. C. convention
at Tampa, Fla. She is with the party
of her cousin, Miss Mary Poppen
heim, who is president general..
Mrs. Coleman and Miss- i,o?ise
Coleman are* guests of Mrs. W. E.
Miss Yeomans of North Carolina is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Joe Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
are expected home this week from
an extended wedding trip.
Miss Brumbaugh, district nurse,
spent last week here and "each day
visited the school and beginning with j
the first grade had the regular exam
inations. Miss Brumbaugh spent 8
months in France and it is very in
teresting to hear her talk.
Miss Mildred Abrams spent the
week-end in Newberry.
Miss Orlena Cartledge entertained
several friends on Saturday after
noon with bridge, and after a lively
game, music and conversation were
enjoyed and later a dainty repast.
Mr. J. H. White has gathered a
large crop of pecans and has sold
several hundred dollars worth.
Mrs. David Kellar is at home from
a visit to her mother at Greenville.
Mr. A. J. Mobley has gone to Au
burndale, Fla., to spend the winter.
Mrs. Lon Crouch was hostess for
the New Century club on Saturday
afternoon. There was a short busi
ness session followed by an inform
ing literary half hour, Mrs. J. W.
Marsh leading. "The Jew in Drama"
was discussed, Miss Clara Sawyer
giving a fine paper on this. Mrs. J.
H. White had charge of the question
box, and Mrs. Annie P. Lewis gave
At the social period, the hostess
served a delightful salad course fol
lowed by cream and pound cake.
Following the special prayer ser
vice at the Baptist church, the W. C.
T. U. was held, Mrs. T. R. Denny pre
siding The chief point of the meeting
was in hearing the report of the re
cent convention which was interest
ingly told by Mrs. Denny. All were
glad to hear of the many good things
accomplished during the year, am*
were stimulated to do their best as
a new year's work was entered into.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter U. D.
C. met Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
J. H. White who substituted for Mrs.
B. T. Boatwright. The financial re
port of the chapter was good. The
chapter will again support a French
orphan. The membership is large now
and it was decided to have a year
book so that every member might
always know of each meeting.
Mrs. Frank Warren, who was re
cently elected historian, resigned and
Mrs. Joe Cox was elected. R?solu
tions on the death of Mrs. Missouri
Lott were read.
Delegates to the State Convention
were elected, Mrs. M. T. Turner, del
egate and Miss Clara Sawyer alter
The meeting concluded with a talk
by Miss Brumbaugh.
Miss Theora Fleming has returnel
to Gainesville, Fla., after spending
the summer with her sister, Mrs. J.
Mrs. Guy Forrest is spending a
while in the home of Mrs. Carrie For
rest who lives near Bethlehem.
Mrs. Annie Harrison and her lit
tle granddaughter, Ann have return
ed from Asheville, N. C., where they
went for a visit to Mrs James Cul
lum who is there for treatment.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has been at
Saluda several weeks nursing Mrs.
Pearce Hazel who has been quite lil.
One of the most beautiful mar
riages that has been witnessed was
that at Batesburg cn Wednesday eve
ning last, when the lives of Miss Lois
Thayer Eernaghan and Mr. John
Fleming Marsh were made as one.
I There was much cordial interest cen
tered here in the marriage, for the
groom is one of the most esteemed
and honored young men of the town.
The ceremony took place in the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas B. Kernaghan, and was
witnessed only by the two families
and a few friends of the bridal pair.
The entire lower floor was thrown
together and beautifully decorated
with palms, ferns,smilax and chry
The music room, where the cere
mony was performed was lovely in
white and green, the walls being cov
ered with, southern smilax and white
chrysanthemums banked the mantel
and other parts of the room. On ped
estals and the mantel were silver
candelabra with silver shades.
The. chandelier in the ?en+er of .thp..
roomvros ?overec?' with white chry
santhemums and a ring of flowers
was suspended from here.
Garlands of flowers extended from
the center to the sides of the room. -
The halls, dining room and library
were in white and green. The bride's
register was presided over here by
Misses Louise Ridgell and Emma
In the conservatory which was in
yellow and green was a large punch
bowl, from which Misses Alice Wat
son and Virginia Cullum served
punch. Balk's orchestra of Augusta
which was hidden behind a mass of
ferns, furnished the music.
At 6:30 o'clock the bridal party
entered to the strains of the wedding
march. First came the bri^es.naid, .
Miss Annie Crouch of Johnston, next
came the dame of honor, Mrs. J. P. .
Matthews, of Columbia. Following
was the little ring bearer, Charles
Wilson of Spartanburg. The maid of
honor was Miss Rosa Mahaffy of ?
The little flower girls were Misses
Martha Stewart and Dorothy Marsh
Then came the bride on the arm of
her father. Her gown was a Lucile
model of silk net embroidered in sil
ver, which hung gracefully over silk '
hoops at the side. With this she wore
silver slippers. The. court train was
of tulle, and her veilNvas fashioned
coronet style with a bandeau of',
orange blossoms. Her only ornament
was a string of pearls. She was met
at the altar, by the groom with his
best man, Mr. Theodore Marsh, of j
Rev. J. E. Mahaffy of York per
formed the ceremony. He was assist- ;
ed by Rev. E. C. Bailey of Edgefield. ?
Immediately after the ceremony a ]
large and brilliant reception was giv- i
en, the receiving line being composed 1
of the bridal party with Mr. and Mrs. I
Kernaghan and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ]
Marsh, parents of the bride and ?
In the dining room a salad course i
was served. The coffee was lovely in <
pink and green and in here, two el- ?
derly ladies, Mrs. Alice Hartly and ;
Mrs. Ellen Bates, poured and served j
coffee, with fruit cake and mints.
The souvenirs were dainty boxes
with "K-M" in silver and in each i
were little wedding cakes.
Mr. and Mrs .Marsh left during
the evening for a southern trip and.
'./ill visit Cuba while away. i
Lady Astor Wins by Big Plu
Plymouth Nov. 15-Plymouth has
finished its most exciting election
tonight and while the result will not
be announced until November 28,
friends of Lady Nancy Astor confi
dently predicted she had been made
the first woman member of parlia
ment by an overwhelming majority.
Her majority was estimated at 8,000
by her agent late today.
The vote was unusually heavy,
more than 70 per cent of the quali
fied electors visiting the polis, it was
There was a great rv "i of the vot
ing booths late today and tonight
crowds parading through the streets
singing "Nancy, Our Nancy" to the
tune of a music hall air.
There was a distinct air of confi
dence among the Viscountess' back
ers, while the Liberals virtually had
abandoned hope and the laborites
were decidedly less confident.
Candidates literally trod on one
another's heels in winding up their
campaigns kr '; night. They worked
the voters in relays. Lady Astor's
gaily caparisoned carriage would
dash up at a meeting before the labor
candidate had finished speaking and
the viscountess lost no time in tak
ing over the audience as soon as the
laborite had finished. At one big en-,
gineering works both Lady Nancy '
and Foot, the Liberal candidate ar
rived simultaneously to address the I
workers. A verbal duel followed.
Foot, in the interest of women and
children declared he was a better ?
authority on children than Lady
'Te got seven and she has only
six," Foot declared. ' ,
"Well, I haven't .finished yet," the j
viscountess replied promptly.
"Neither have I." Foot retorted, ?
while the crowd shouted uproarious
Pleasant Lane News.
Master William Byrd spent last
week-end in our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Manly and
childen of Ware Shoals were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Walker last
Messrs. Jim Hamliton and McKie
Bailey attended the fair in Augusta
one day last week.
One of the most enjoyable occa
sions of the season was the family re
union held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. M. N. Parkman on November
16, their birthday. Mr. Parkman be
ing 60 years of age and Mrs. Park
man 58. The children brought suit
able gifts for the occasion and also,
well-filled baskets, the large table
groaning under a bountiful supply
of roast chicken, dressing, salads,
pickles, pies, ca'kes, fruits, ambrosia,
etc., all being beautifully served.
Those who attended the re-union
were Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lagrone
and ^amily of Callison; Mrs. Ger
trude Butler and children of Colum
bia; Mr. and Mrs. Julian Parkman
and children; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Pardue and children and Mr. Tommie
The occasion was quite a surprise
to Mr. and Mrs Parkman, yet they
enjoyed and appreciated it all.
Mrs. A. G. Ouzts and son were
with them on this glad day.
Messrs. J. H. and Clyde Bledsoe
of Meeting Street; Mr. and Mrs. M.
N. Parkman; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Pardue and Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Man
ly spent a most enjoyable day as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Park
Mr. and Mrs. G.*M. Timmerman,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lanier and Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Timme mian spent a
pleasant day with Mr. G. C. Tim
tnerman of Callison recently. We
wonder how any bachelor can be so
selfish as fcj have sv.cn pleasant sur
roundings and not have someone to
share them with him.
Four men of our immediate vicin
ity went hunting one night last week,
latching ten o'possums, weighing
about 41 pounds. We fear some of us
ire going to eat 'possum until we
rrin like one.
Don't forget that we are special
izing on Fords only.'
YONCE & MOONEY.
The Advertiser $2.00 a year
Miss Florence Mims Writes
. -It will soon be time for me to mail
a jfetter to you and I have been won
dering all week what I should write
jfhnut, but I have come to no conclu
sien. I am sitting in Symphorny Hall
iil! a comfortable seat with my pencil
in hand and almost no thoughts in
my head.. Yet when I think of this
wectkly privilege, my one-sided cor
respondence, my heart glows and
speaks, whether my brain responds
with ideas worthy of you or not.
For the purpose of writing better,
I ?fm taking along with my other
work, a course in English at Boston
University with Dr. Dallas Lore
Sharpe. He is a tiny little person, but
with such vast humor and under
standing that one forgets that he is
almost swallowed up behind his huge
desk. He comes hurriedly into the
class room with arms full of papers,
wearing a Buster Brown style of tie
and two pink chrysanthemums. To be
sure he is slightly bald and wears
rimmed glasses. Those two things are
essential to the usual professor, but
he is unusual, being a practical au
thor for the Atlantic and other mag
zines as well as a theorist. His home I
is in a suburb and he doubtless has
an old fashioned garden to replenish
his button hole with flowers every
In the November Atlantic he had
an excellent article called "Patrons
of Democracy," in which he espoused
the cause of the public school, where
emigrant and native American meet
togeth?r from every walk of life
and make the great melting pot
Prof. Sharpe says that he has five
critics, his wife and four sons Some
times when he is reading his manu
scripts to them, the four sons will
file out, frankly bored. A man is not
without honor save in his own fam
the class that we leave ready to write !
9ome great story, perhaps and when
we get home and take our pen in
hand the thoughts play hide and seek
with each other and we can't pin
them to the paper.
I have been sitting here some time
waiting for the performance to be
gin, and now the hall is almost full
and the musicians are bringing in
their harps and cellos and I must
end this rambling letter. Even as I
write my pen must stop but my
thoughts continue to wander down
to Edgefield to you.
142 Hemenway Street,
An Interesting Letter From
Our Friend Rev. J. E. Jack
son, now in China.
Previous to June ll, 1919, I never
dreamed that I should some day be
tvriting in China. But I am. On June
ll a number of young women and
men met the Foreign Msision Board j
it Richmond. Twenty new mission
iries were appointed. I was first ap
pointed to Chile, but was asked to
:ome to Shanghai in order that Mr.
Moore, who already knows Spanish,
might go to Chile. So I am here.
On August 5 our beat sailed from
Seattle. Ten new missionaries turned
meir faces toward the Far East, one
;o Japan, nine to China. We were de- |j
ayed about eight days on acceunt of
repairs to be made on the ship, and
August 13 sailed the second time,
rhe sea was fine, and of the voyage
>nly two days were very windy. Of
course many of us were on the .sea
"or the first time, and many were
iust a little seasick for the first time.
Our boat made three port calls in
rapan, thus affording us opportunity
;o see some of the country. We visit
;d Tokyo and other places of inter
ist, as well as several temples. Our
?earts were saddened by the heathen
:onditions that prevail in Japan. And
he "coolies" present a strong plea
o the Christian heart. The men, as
rou know, are used as beasts of bur
len; they do practically all the hani
ng and transferring of almost every
hing. There are many street cars in
iapan, but hundreds of people daily
ide in ricshas, which are drawn by
me man. Japan is deep in need of
After leaving Japan, in two days
ve were at Shanghai, the New York i
of China. An old seminary friend
met us at the boat. Two days spent
in "looking over" Shanghai, and
eight of the party went farther north
leaving me in Shanghai. On the third
day I began what I consider a life
time job, learning Chinese. But it is
not so difficult as I had expected. I
have some English classes in a night
school also. I attend the North Gate
church, founded by Matthew T.
Yates, who served thirty-three years
as its faithful pastor. Many of the
old saints worship there every Sun
day. We have no room for a hoys'
school, although the boys are numer
ous and they are counting for Christ.
I am in the biggest harvest field on
My love to all the brethren and
sisters of the old state.
Yours for Christ,
* J. E. JACKSON.
Publishes Manual for High
The revised high school manual
has just come from the press. The
pamphlet contains 116 pages and will
be distributed from the office of John
E. Swearingen, state superintendent
of education, to all county superin
tendents, high school teachers and in
terested patrons. The manual is free,
except a charge of ten cents for pos
The former high school manual ap
peared in 1911, following the text
book adoption that year. This pam
phlet forms the basis of the new man j
ual. The manuscript, however, has
been rewritten and revised by Wil
liam H. Hand, formerly professor of
secondary education in the Univer
sity of South Carolina and state high
school inspector, and now superin
tendent of the Columbia public
Under the law, the state board of
education is required to adopt text
books every five years. When the
present ?Hopt?on^al^m^?^ i??$fi$p
school authorities planned to issue
promptly both a high school manual
and an elementary school manual. ?
The manuscript was ready for publi-1
tion. The textbook list of 1917, pre
lack of funds prevented its publica
tion. The textbook lis tof 1917, pre
senting as it did some new and pro
gressive school policies, also creased
some new problems in the elemen
tary grades and in the high school j
grades. The exchange period on the |
books adopted in 1911 ended in De
cember, 1918, j.ust 15 months after
the date of its adoption. The new list
of books, therefore, supplied the only
texts legally and lawfully in the
hands of teachers and book sellers.
Owing to the large and growing
number of high school and high
school teachers, a supply of manuals
for each county will be furnished the .
county superintendent of education
for the distribution from his office at
the court house. Rural graded school
teachers working in the sixth,
seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and
eleventh grades will also find the
pamphlet helpful and suggestive.
The state superintendent of edu
cation has expressed his gratitude to
Superintendent Hand for his cooper- |
ation in this work. Better classroom |
instruction is one of the greatest j
needs of the public schools today, he
says. The manual will promote such
instruction more easily and readily
:han anyhting else, except close, pei*
sonal and professional supervision.
Meeting of Music Club.
The Philharmonic Music club met
.vith Mrs. A. B. Carwile at the home .
)f Miss R?sela Parker November 13. i
The composer for study was Ed- .
vard McDowell. Mrs. J. L. Mims 1
jave an original paper on the life of
VIcDowell, after which Miss Gene- 1
neve Norris played McDowell's ?
'Shadow Dance." 1
Mrs. E. S. Rives read some ex- '
racts on McDowell's life and Mrs.
Darwile sang a lovely solo which was
followed by a talk on Lily Strickland
>y Miss June Rainsford. Mrs. H. C. '
Mitchell played one of Miss Strick
and's piano solos.
After a short sketch of the life of
ATS. Crosby Adams, Miss Miriam *
dorris sang two of her songs. .
At the close of the program Mrs.
?arwile served delightful refresh
RED OAK GROVE.
'interest in Prayer Service In
creases. Red Cross Active.
Sunday School For
The workers of our Baptist 75
Million have only two weeks to get
things in readiness for the great
drive. Mr. T. W. Lamb, Red Oak
Grove organizer, with the aid of Mrs.
Fannie Grims, is trying hard to get
things in shape, which we feel sure
will be accomplished, for success is
sure. By all doing their part victory
V7?1 be ours.
This is a great plan and in its
working the grace of giving is taught
and cultivated, teaching us not to
waste in extravagance or hoard in
selfishness the blessings intrusted to
Giving is glorified by sacrificial
love, in obedience to the command
of our dear, Heavenly Father who
says ''Cast thy bread upon the waters
and it shall return unto you two
fold." We trusted our government by
purchasing Liberty bonds, W. S. S.,
contributed to the Red Cross, liberal
ly aided the Y. M. C. A., so now
through this 75 Million plan by the
Baptists, comes a call from our Lord
ani Master for the spread of His
Kingdom to save the world. May our
people wake to the knowledge of the
littleness of their giving in the past,
compared to His blessing.r and mercy
bestowed, making the impress of the
sentiment in this little verse:
"Were the whole realm of nature
That were a present far too small;
Gifts so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my alL"
The weekly prayer service at Flat
Rock continues to grow in interest,
manifested in many ways. Our young
mer: are showing by their voluntary
bles Each week a subject is given
from the Bible for study which they
use with marked evidence of interest
at the next meeting.
The already bad condition of the
roads to Red Hill and Red Oak Grove
have made the people in this section
decide to overcome the disadvantage
of not being able to keep up with the
Sunday School lessons by organizing
a Sunday School at Flat Rock, for
the winter at least.
The Red Cross Auxiliary at Flat
Rock collected during campaign
week, a very generous sum among
the school children there, also several
members renewed their subscription.
During my stay in Atlanta the past
monta, it was my privilege to come
in ccntact with several Red Cross
ladies who work at Fort McPherson.
It was; quite interesting to leam with
what marked system they dispense
the work in the branches of the Red
Cross there. I saw one of the dis
charged nurses who had seen two
years' service overseas. She was on
her way to the depot, leaving for her
home out west, if I was rightly in
formed and was killed in an auto
wreck near the viaduct. In this same
accident an old Confederate veteran
who had been to to see his wounded
soldiei son at Fort McPherson, was
One of the sweetest thoughts I ob
tained from the Red Cross workers
was that an Atlanta lady spends her
entire iime gratis, cultivating flowers
for the Red Cross to use at their
rooms for cheer and comfort of the
sick and wounded.
In a city there are many such
things that can be done that would
lighten and brighten so many lives,
just for a bit of our time, for ii is not
often the money that is needed.
The Y. W. A.'s of Red Oak Grove
have a personal service committee
and its quite gratifying to note the
lovely spirit they are cultivating
along that line of work.
The meeting last Sunday was one
)f the very best. We noted with pro
found gratitude the intermingling of
jrayer through the entire program.
Vliss Ruth Timmerman, who has re
amed to her old home and is now
me of the teachers at Red Hill
ichool, has been elected leader for
mr mission study class, using Chris
Miss Kathleen Kenrick used in the
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