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Wednesday, December IO.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Daughter's Visit to
Recently Mme. Clemenceau Jac
quemaire, the daughter of Georges
Clemenceau, the premier of France,
spoke in the city.
Long years ago her father spent
some time in America and married
an American girl. Their daughter,
Mme. Clemenceau Jacquemaire hav
ing inherited some of her father's
talent, is an authoress, and during
the war spent her time and energy
nursing American and allied soldiers
She is a strikingly delicate and
frail little person with brown hair
and rather an interesting face.
Having worked through the long
period of the struggle for France her
spirit is active but her strength al
most gone, so she sat behind a table
on the platform with her type written
manuscript before/ her. Her pronun
ciation of English was almost fault
less except every now and then a
naive way of saying "ladies and
. gentlemen," as we Americans ac
' cent the first syllable of Paris instead
of the last.
As she entered upon the platform
the audience rose to greet her, sat
down, and rose again, &z if to stress
the hearty welcome that they felt
I She chose the "Soul of France" as
the subject of her address, because
the real France, she said, was nor'
seen by the tourists who travel over
there. The Frenchman doesn't care
for travel, having little curiosity
about what other people are doing,
but loves his land and his home above
She seemed to have a very demo
cratic spirit, believing as she did that
it was the peasant class who were the
salvation of France. Nowhere moi'e
, than in France the people appreciate
talent, so that a man with a great
gift might rise above his environ
That was the principle on which
our nation was founded, the.aristoc
racy, not of birth but of worth, but
it is a triumph for France who learn
ed the lesson of democracy from her
younger sister, America.
Nothing binds two nations so close
ly together as having their sons fight
side by side for so great a cause,
therefore she brought across to us
the gratitude of every French heart.
I was reading a day or two ago an
amusing little incident about one 01
the two girl secretaries who were
with her at the hotel. They were dis
cussing the sight seeing that they ex
pected to do and one of the French
companions exclaimed, "Oh, yes we
must see the Mayflower!" Mme. Clem
<enceau explained that the girl had
teen so busy studying our language
preparatory to the trip across that
she had neglected to study our his
tory. I thought she was to be excused
142 Hemenway St. Boston, Mass.
Baptists Drive Ends in Sweep
Baptists of the state closed their
tight day drive in South Carolina for
$5,500,000 yesterday with a total of
over $7,000,000 reported. The clos
ing hours marked a sweeping victory
for the denomination and still many
churches are to send in their figures
Dr. W. T. Derieux, state director,
wired Southern headquarters last
night that the ^7,000,000 mark had
already been passed and the work
The total of the drive since last
Sunday was announced as $7,000,148
from headquarters last night. During
yesterday additional reports from as
sociations brought in over 300,000.
Twenty-eight associations are over
the top, leaving ten yet to raise their
quotas. In these 10 associations many
churches have not been heard from
and leaders are expecting every dis
trict to go over when reports are
completed. While yesterday was the
closing day, associational organizers
and publicity directors, as well as
the state organizer and publicity di
restor, are retained in their capaci
ties until January 1 to complete all
details of the work and to make per
manent records of the work. Reports
from all the associations are expect
ed to be made during the week and
these will show at least $7,500,000,
Fully $500,000 has been contribut
ed in cash during the drive and more
I will come in before final figures are
are made. Although yesterday was a
rainy Sunday, much activity was
manifested by canvassers throughout
the state. Associations already over
the top kept increasing their .totals
yesterday by additional figures.
Beaverdam, Carolina, Colleton,
North Greenville, Pickens, Santee,
Sauldam, Twelve Mile River, Wacca
maw and York associations are yet
to raise their quotas. Over half of the
associations are within striking dis
tance of their quotas, however, and
many churches in the state are to be
heard from. It is estimated that out
of 1,142 churches in the state 250
have made no reports, whatsoever,
to headquarters and chese are ex
pected to materially increase the to
A Tribute to Mrs. Robert H. I
PUT OUT THE LIGHTS
Put out the lights, she will not need|
There is eternal dawn upon the far
Where she has gone.
I wonder who will be the first to give!
ber welcome joyfully,
And who will stand
Nearest the gate with outstretched!
To lead her unto the King!
She is not blind tonight, death has|
The clouded vision and she sees afar]
Past sun, and moon and many a blaz
Where glory after glory is revealed.
Our senses broaden as we leave be
The clouds that hide the stars,
Death is more kind.
And yet she has not gone far
But I shall find her soon,
Perhaps before the dew has drenched |
Or comes high moon,
Or the soft twilight pass.
Was it her star I saw tonight
Blazing against the dark?
A. new star in the dark? and hark!
What was the sound I^heard
3n angels wings trailing across the!
?Vhat was the whispered word?
?olliston, Boston, Mass.
About five years ago, there ap
)eared in the magazine of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
ion a very interesting article pre
>ared by Miss Sarah Collett of Edge
ield, containing a picture of the j
tome of Matthew Mims, one of the
arliest settlers of the town. In the j
rticle the fact was stated that th'
ome was still owned by the descend- ]
nts of Matthew Mims and that the 1
ridow of his youngest son, Robert H. ]
iims and who' was previous to her ]
carriage Miss Isabelle Lake, and her i
aughter, Miss Eliza Mims, still lived t
i the old home. g
This article was widely read as the t
lagazine goes all over the United a
tates and into other countries. I
mong those who read the magazine
as one who was attracted to it by
ie fact that Mrs.- Robert H. Mims'
;aiden name was Lake because the
?ader was Miss Gertrude Lake andi
as a genealogist living in Boston.
Miss Lake immediately wrote Mrs.
ims in reference to the relation-1 ft
tip, and was in the.process of trac
g the Southern Lake family when n
ie was stopped by her own illness, ft
iing now an invalid in her home at g
elliston,. Mass. tl
From the time of this first, letter
itil the present time, she has taken b
most affectionate interest in Mrs. rt
ims and her family, writing fre- ti
?ently and calling her mother as if p
claim her in the absence of her rs
?ry own mother. ^
As soon as she had heard of the
issing out of Mrs. Mims, she wrote jj
ie above tribute which is so appro- D
-iate and beautiful that the friends
: MTS. Mims will be glad to see it
id be comforted thereby, and will w
jpreciate the kind thought of this n
ir away daughter of Massachusetts,
ivhom having not seen she loved, '
id who bearing the same name, may
jrhaps be of the same blood. .
From this incident, let us all take ^
>urapre to do the little deeds of life
lithf ully and some day, we know not
hen or where, we may meet them y
?ain so glorified we may scarcely p
Miss Annie Marie Marsh Be
comes Bride of Mr. Willis
Wednesday morning at ll o'clocl
at Harmony Methodist Church, wed
ding bells rang loudly and merrily,
the occasion being the marriage ol
Miss Annie Marie Marsh, the eldest
daughter of Mr and Mrs. S. B. Marsh,
and Perry Dalphus Willis of Gaffney,
the ceremony being pprformed by the
Rev. David Keller, the pastor of Har
Relatives and friends of the bride
had decorated the interior of the
church beautifully for this nuptial
occasion, the decorations around thc
altar and around the chancel being es
pecially beautiful. Southern smilax
was gracefully draped from the wi
dows, walls and ceiling to the chancel
railing and tall stands on the rostrum
upon which scores of candles were
I placed, giving added radiance and
? beauty by their soft rays. Immediate
ly in front of the altar a latticed gate
of white draped with asparagus an
smilax, had been erected, and before
.this open gate the troths were plight
The prenuptial musical numbers
gave much genuine pleasure to the as
sembled company of. relatives and
friends just bef?re the bridal party ar
rived at the vestibule of the church.
Mrs. P. B. Wise presided at the organ
and played the accompaniments for
her sister, Miss Sabe Miller, as she
rendered effectively two selections cn
the violin, "Humoresque," and "Sou
venir." Miss Maude Bettis sang the
"Irish Love Song" and Miss Lillian
Marsh, a sister of the bride, sang "I
The strains of Mendelssohn's wed
ding march on the organ by Mrs.
Wise announced the approach of the
bridal party who entered as follows:
Joseph H. Bouknight and Joseph S.
Smith, ushers, followed by little? Sal-|
lie Marsh, a sister of the bride, who
gently opened the gates before the al-J
tar to receive the bride and groom.)
Next came Miss Sadie Long, a cousin
of the bride, and J. D. Hayden, of
Columbia, and Miss, Annie Bell John
son of St. George, a college friend of
the bride, and Thomas Carpenter, of
Shelby, N. C. The maid of honor,
Miss Debbie Marsh, a sister of the
bride, entered alone, as the gloom,
accompanied by his brother, as best
man, came down the opposite ?ilse.
The bride entered with her father.
At the close of the ceremony the bri
dal party marched from the building
in reverse order, to the strains of the
wedding march from Lohengrin
During the ceremony Mrs. Wiso, ac
companied by her sister, Mis?. Sabe
Miller, on the violin, softly played
"Melody of Love."
The bride wore a handsome tailor
ed traveling suit of brown LroadeIoth|
with hat and accessories1 i o tca'ch.
The lady attendants were attired in j
white, carrying large bouquets of ro
ses. The groom and his attendants
ive re clad in black suits of the latest
fashion. The wedding scene, with the
:andles shedding their soft rays from
above, was one of enchanting beauty
Immediately after the wedding a
ovely reception was given at the
jeautiful home of the bride's parents.
VIrs. Walter Marsh and Mrs. J. W.
Harsh received the gues?s as they ar
.ived escorting them into the'nerth
irn parlor, where the bride and
?room, the parents of the bride,, meni
>ers of the bridal party and near rel
ifives stood in the receiving: line,
i'rom the parlor the guests passed in
o the large dining room where a bu
et luncheon was served.
The decorations of the home in\
reen and white wrere very artistic,
he entire lower floor being thrownf
n suite. As the guests entered th
ining. room, Miss Helen Marsh an
liss. Smith, cousins of the bride," pin
ed silver wedding bells, as SOUTC
ir, upon each one. At a table in the
alt a bock was provided for each
nest to register, this being under
ie care of Miss Lillian Marsh.
In the southern parlor on long ta
les w?re arranged the tokens from
?fatives and friends, consisting of
ible linen, hand painted china, oil
aintings, cut glass and silver. One
irely sees a larger er richer array of
Early in the afternoon Mr. and|
[rs. Willis went away in an automo
ile to catch the northbound South-1
rn train for Washington and New
'ork. Upon their return from their
redding journey they will make their
ome in Gaffney.
Tuesday evening Miss Sadie Long,
cousin of the bride entertained the
?embers of the bridal party at an
lab?rate pre-nuptial dinner party at
Say, what about that Ford of
ours that needs repairs-did you
now that we are specializing on
YONCE & MOONEY.
Time is nearly here for all people to exchange good cheer, gifts and good
wishes, and good luck for the coming year. But to many people the purchase
of their Christmas present is a serious matter during these days the high cost of
Jiving, or the cost of living high, as some people wish to' express it, and is a
problem that has to be gone over in detail before all selections have been made.
We know well just what a big problem the Christmas shopper has in getting all
gifts together to make it a merry "Yuletide," and we have enumerated some
items here that will aid the perplexed shopper in making up their shopping list,
as one couldn't find a better time to make up a list than when they were at
home and had plenty of time to decide, with articles and prices to aid them.
Where prices are not mentioned we will be glad to show you anything you may
wish to see along those lines. It is impossible to print a price list of all small
items, especially during these days of changing prices.
Our prices, combined with the High Quality of the
goods, will prove a very agreeable surprise
to you. Come in and be convinced
Men's Linen, 60o, 75c and 80c; Cam
bric, 30c; Cotton, 10 and 15 cts.
Ladies' Linen, 25c, 40c and 50c; Cot
tou, 5c, 8c, 15c and 25c; ?repe de Chine,
30c; Jap Silk, 15c.
BLANKETS-All wool, $10.50 and $11.50!
Cotton, $4.00 to $8.00.
Comforts-$3.75, $4 75 and $5.00.
Bed Spreads-$3.25 to $6.50.
Dresses, cloaks, skirts, coat suits and hat?,
all at reduced prices.
Silk underskirts, $5.00 to $8.00, Cotton,
$1.75 to $3.50, all colors-Sateen.
A GIFT THAT IS A SAVING.
96-piece crockery set, $22.00; 56-piece set,
$15.00, gold band.
Salad bowls, meat platters, vases, jugs,
pitchers, cups and saucers, trays.
GIFTS FOR COMFORTS.
Showing latest styles and colors. Ladies',
children's, and babies' soft sole bed room
slippers, all colors, $2,35 to $2.75.
Men's shoes at reduced prices.
A GIFT THAT PLEASES.
Ladies' fine dress kid gloves, white, tan,
cardovan and field mouse, 82.30, ?3.50
Driving gauntlet, tan and black, ?3.50
and ?5.00. Undressed kids, silk, cham
ois, wool and cotton gloves, 25c to ?1.75.
A GIFT THAT ALWAYS COMES IN GOOD.
Hosiery, Burson's black, seam backed,
32.28; black, all pure silk, $5.50, gray
silk, ?2.00; cardovan silk, ?2.39, white,
32.00; black S?IK lisle, 6eam back, 85c;
brown silk lisle, seam back, 60c; white
silk lisle, seam back, 60c and 75; chil
dren's hose in brown, black and white,
30c to 85c; men's sos in tan and gray,
20c to ?1.5u.
GIFTS THAT ARE KEEP-SAKES.
Jewelry, cut-class and sterling silver,
cameos, lavalli?re, brooches, bar pins,
cuff buttons, scarl pins, necklace chains,
solid gold, bon bon tubs, .comforts, nut
dishes, vases, carving sets, meat forks,
spoons, cake servers, gravy ladies.
Engraving work sent off for any one.
Gifts for the Outside Man.
Men's wool shirts, brown, ?2.50, going
at ?1.5U; blue, $1.50, going at ?1.15.
Heavy underwear at ?1.25 a garment.
Caps going at ,75 cents.
GIFTS OF THE DAY.
Men's ties, bef;t selection we've ever
shown, 60c, ?1.0C and ?1.50.
GIFTS WORTH GIVING.
Ladies', ?5.00 to ?12.00.
Children's, 85c to ?4.00.
Boys', ?1.25 tc ?5.50.
Knit cap tams and scarfs, 30c to ?1.75.
Booties, 30c to 60.
Men's outing night shirts at ?1.75.
Values that can't be duplicated to-day for
the quality. See them.
GIFTS THAT ARE USEFUL.
Hand bags and purses, 60c to ?4. j0.
Fancy handle umbrellas, ?3.50 tc ?6.00.
Bath robes will soon be needed all the
more. Both ladles' and men's. ?5.00 to
A GIFT PGR THE COOK.
a pattern cut cut of outing, gingham,
percale or checked homespun.
Wall paper in stock or will or
der any design you may select.
FOR THE TOTS-A few toys,
story books and tea sets. The
best selection of dolls we have ever
carried, and here's hoping old
"Santa" will get around to see
them all, so "clean out the chim
neys, little ones."
OH, Boy! SOME GIFT!-Shirt
waists in crepe de chine and
georgettes, various colors. Rus
sian blouses, $5.00 to $14.00.
Voiles and lawns, $1.50 to $4.75.
GIFTS PGR DAILY USE.-Rib
bons and underwear. See the fan
cy work case, camisoles, teddies,
gowns, centre pieces, tatting gown
yokes, toilets sets, manicure sets,
writing sets, military brushes,
sterling silver, clothes brushes and
From the list above you can select a gift, big as the heart's desire, as a token
of remembrance to friends we greet maybe but once a year. Where else could
you choose from such a variety of beautiful and practical gifts as you can here.
Yours for Service,