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Elaborate Shower for Miss
Mrs. J. Steven Scurry and Mrs.
James Hart, Jr., entertained on
Thursday afternoon, May the sixth,
in honor of Miss Nelle Jones, whose
marriage in June- is of interest to a
very wide circle of friends, as Miss
Jones has been a most popular visitor
not only in many southern states, but
has graced numerous brilliant func
tions over the Mason and Dixon line.
Receiving with the two young
hostesses were Mrs. James B. Tomp
kins, Mrs. James Hart, Sr., and Mrs.
B. B. Jones.
Mrs. Hart, Jr., wore a charming
blue taffeta with touches of dark
red wool embroidery on bodice and
skirt. Mrs. Scurry's gown of brown
beaded georgette over a bronze
green was most becoming.
Mrs. James H. Tompkins' dress
was of flesh georgette, most elab
orately embroidered with designs of
heads. Mrs. Hart, Sr., with a hand
some black georgette.
Mrs. Jones* costume of blue taffe
ta had a modish trimming of self
toned ostrich, tips.
The guests registered in the
bride's book presided over by Mrs.
Gerald LaGrone. In this artistic book
is "being kept mementoes of the many
happy occasions which mark the en
gagement of the attractive bride
elect, beginning with the lovely an
nouncement party given at Converse
College wheie Miss Jones, as a stu
dent and member of the "baby" fac
ulty, was mont popular.
The reception hall and living room
were fragrant with masses of pink
roses arranged in Louis baskets, with
.airy tulle bows on their graceful
The honoree and Miss Elise Lake,
who is to be the maid of honor at the
marriage, were pictures of loveliness
in their place of honor-a draped
divan-between two windows, on
whose sheer drapery pink rose buds
were caught, harmonizing with the
masses of pink roses used so pro
fusely in the-decorations. Miss Jones'
exquisite toilette was a foundation
of jade chiffon, draped with pink
flowered chiffon, with this was worn
a picture hat of similar exquisite ma
terials and jade satin slippers.
Misa Elise Lake's blond beauty
was enhanced by her costume of blue
IBarnoit satin, with which was worn
ja charming white satin hat and white
After the guests assembled *a rub
ber of bridge was enjoyed, at the con
.elusion of which, Miss Sadie Mims
sounded the familiar notes of Lohen
grin's wedding march.
* Down the reception hall and into
the bride's presence came little Miss
Emily Dozier Tompkins-a vision of
childish beauty in her exquisite hand
made frock. In her hands she held
aloft a transparent parasol, each
spoke wrapped in soft white tulle.
From the parasol were suspended
the many gifts with which the bride
was literally showered.
These gifts included beautiful
silken embtfiodered lingerie, hand
embroidered towels, exquisite madei
ra handkerchiefs and other dainty ar
After the delightful shower of
gifts, a delicious sweet course was
served, consisting of apricot block
cream with pink layer cake.
C. H. F.
Births of Nation Far Outnum
ber Deaths for Same Period,
U. S. Tip.
Washington, May 10,-Births in
the registration area of the United
States, which covers about 53 per
cent of the country's estimated pop
ulation, during the year 1918, exceed
ed deaths by 34.4 per cent. Statistics
for that year, just completed by the
census bureau, show a total of 1,
363,649 births in the territory in
cluded in the registration area, which
is a small decrease compared to 1917
while the deaths, 1,014,620, show a
slight increase. Of every 100 infants
born during 1918, the figures show
ten died before reaching the age of
one year, a fractional decrease over
1917. Mortality rates among male in
fants was 23 per cent greater than
that for female infants.
The birth of 15,342 pairs of twins
and 147sets of triplets was reported.
The order in which the births were
recorded ran all the way from 345,
027 cases of first horns to 58 cases
where the birth reported was the
twentieth or more child.
Periodic Billious Attacks.
Persons subject to bilious attacks
at regular intervals know about when
to expect an attack. They find that
they have no desire for food when
an attack is due but usually eat be
cause it is meal time. Skip one meal
and take three of Chamberlain's
Tablets and you may be able to avoid
the attack. Persons subject to period
ic bilious attacks should not drink
.tea or coffee at any time.
Home Demonstration Notes.
Sodium Fiouride is a splendid rem
edy for chicken lice. It may be put
on the hens just before the chicks
are hatched or on the chicks them
selves. A pinch of sodium fiouride on
the-head and under the wings will
rid the chickens of this pest. (Sodi
um Fiouride may be obtained at Dr.
Mitchell's Drug Store in Edegefild).
To get rid of mites, remove all
nests, roosts, etc., and spray these
and the poultry house walls thor
oughly with kerosene (1 gallon) and
crude carbolic acid or cresol 1 pint).
If the chickens have cholera, clean
up premises, fill any low places where
water lies and stagnates, give pure
drinking water containing 4 or 5
tablespoons of Epsom Salts. Separ
ate sick birds and burn carcasses.
Why Tourists Linger in Dixie.
For some time we have been un
able to understand why our friends
from the North who have come to
the sunny South to pass the neverest
part of winter remained down here
so late in the spring. But after re
ceiving a letter from Mrs. Mims,
written several days ago from the
northern part of New Hampshire,
stating that last Wednesday they mo
tored through the White Mountains
with the ground partially covered
with snow and also passed a lake
that was frozen over, we were im
pressed that balmy spring weather is
much later coming in the far north
than down here. However, a little
later they have as warm summer as
we have. . ^
Mrs. Agatha A Woodson At
Home For Mrs. Anson J. Ives.
"Lone Pine" Bungalow was
thrown open most hospitably Friday
afternoon, May the seventh, in honor
of Mrs. Anson Jesse Ives, a charming
visitor from Savannah, here in her
old home, where she has a wide cir
cle of friends.
A number of these friends enjoyed
this delightful tea. The big living
room was full of the lovely flowers
that we gathered from the grounds
surrounding the attractive bungalow.
Dainty refreshments were served
by Miss Hortense Woodson. assisted
by Mrs. Hungerpillar, consisting of
sandwiches, crackers, wafers, tea,
Augusta Sunday School
Friday, May 21, the Sunday
school of the Crawford Avenue Bap
tist church of Augusta will come to
Edgefield for their annual picnic.
The superintendent of the Sunday
school is Mr. W. F. Bentley, who
came to Edgefield several days ago
to make arrangement for the coming
of his school for their annual outing.
Let's extend these visitors, probably
four or five hundred in number, a
welcome hand and make them glad
they came. The Good Book admonish
es us to be "given to hospitality," so
let's have some part in entertaining
our neighbors from across the Savan
nah, sustaining old Edgefieid's repu
tation for dispensing true Southern
The Matteson Concert I
Miss Augusta Loi
Miss Mary Chreit
Mr. Maurice Mat1
I. (a) Noctum in E Flat
II. (a) Life and Death
(b) L'Heure exquise .
(c) Up from Somerset
(d) Minuet d'Exaudet
(e) Begere Legere
UL (a) Rendil sereno al ciglio
(b) The Bird of the Wilderness
(c) Lullaby -.
(d) Inter Nos
IV. Duet-Calm as the Night _
Miss Chreitzberg t
V. (a) Polichinelle
VI. Voce di Donna o d'angelo (I
VII. (a) Dawn and the Desert
(c) O tu Palermo_
(From II Vespri Scilliano)
(d) Three for Jack
? Mr. Ma
VIII. (a) One Golden Day
(b) Two Epitaphs
(c) In Italy -
IX. (a) At Dawning
(b) The Rosary
Miss Chreitzberg ?
AU Previous Records Broken.
The figure set for attendance last
Sunday by Dr. R. G. Lee, Superin
tendent Cantelou and other officers'
of the Baptist Sunday school was
400 but the report of the secretary
showed that the attendance was 412,
breaking all former records for at
tendance. There were 129 present at
Dr. Lee's Baraca class, which is con
ceded by knowing ones, to be one of
the best classes of men in the Statej
and there is yet room for further
Register and Vote.
Have you registered for the town
election? Don't put it off too late.
You may finally forget to register al
together. All men who are qualified
to vote in the approaching election
and in every other election. Many of
our people are entirely too careless
about living up to their ogligations
as citizens and also in performing the
ordinary duties of citizenship. The
women will put the men to shame as
soon as another state ratifies the fed
eral amendment. Register and then
Baby Day at Sunday School.
The Baptist church . presented a
very beautiful scene Sunday morn
ing when, at the close of the Sunday
school exercises nearly a score of ba
bies, their ages ranging from less .
than a month to several years old,
occupied the rostrum of the church,
the lot falling to Dr. Lee to greet
all of the youthful visitors and pre
sent them to the large audience.
These little ladies and gentlemen de
portedthemselves in a beautiful man
ner and seemed to enter into the
spirit of the occasion.
Card Club Meets With Miss
Miss Justine Cantelou entertained
her card club and several other
guests Wednesday, May the fifth, in
honor of her sister, Mrs. Munnerlyn,
of Bennettsville, who is always a pop
ular visitor here in her childhood
home. . .
The club prize, a box of station
ery, was captured by Miss Marjorie
Mrs. William Mooney cut the vis
itor's prize, a box o? correspondence
An elaborate salad course, with
iced tea, was served at the conclu
sion of the interesting games.
Assisting the young hostess and
honor guest and Mrs. J. R. Cantelou
were Mrs. Joseph Cantelou and Mrs.
Maurice Matteson Concert.
Don't miss the opportunity of
hearing the Maurice Matteson Con
cert Company in the Opera House
Thursday evening, May 27. The Com
pany is composed of Maurice Matte
son, Miss Creitzburg, and Miss Lof
ton, and all lovers of music will ap
preciate this concert of such value.
Tickets will be on sale at Mitchell
Pharmacy. Adults 75 cents, children
35 cents. Watch for program and
later announcements about the con
Company, Opera House
y 27th, 1920
ton, Pianist !
_Arranged by Weckerlin 1
-Cyril Scott '
-Mac Fadyen '
md Mr. Matteson
hom Gioconda)_Ponchinelli ,
md Mr. Matteson
The most sensational selling of Dresses and
Waists than has ever been offered before
Every Accepted Style for Spring ,
Seventy-five voile dresses in dark or light
colors, prices ranging from $8.75 to $13.
at . . .
Dresses up to $59.50
This assortment is the newest style of
summer and features every new style,
idea and trimming effect. They are de
sirable in every detail and made of hand
some quality georgetta and taffeta in the
fashion favored shades of the season.
120 pairs of oxfords, lace or pump, half
or high heel, black or chocolate, $9.50,
$10.50.and $12.50 values
Your choice at . . .
in every wanted material d*01 AA
and shades up to $35 at <?? 1 ?UU
They are fine dresses of taffeta, satin and
crepe de chine in the latest styles.
100 pairs of Pumps just arrived in half or
three-quarter and high heel. Patent, kid
and gun metal ; black, also brown. Prices
ranging from $$6.50 to $8.50
Your choice at ... .
CHILDREN'S GINGHAM DRESSES
sizes up to 15 years, all fast
colors, $2.50 and $3 values at
One lot of waists in georette and crepe
de chine in any shade you want. Long
or short sleeves. Prices up
A complete selected stock in this de
partment always on hand. New goods
arriving almost daily.
GIRLS' WHITE EMBROIDRY
in large sizes, up to 30, $9.50
and $10.?0 values, at . .
Waists in Crepe-de-Chine and
75 waists in crepe-de-chine and georgette
in all shades, prices up to d?vl 7C
$7.50, at ....... ?p4el J
A large shipment of VV. L. Douglas
and Dunlap shoes have just arrived in
any color and shape you want.
Wen's and Boys9 Clothing
We carry a larger stock in this department than ever before. New goods arriving
once or twice a week. It doesn't matter what kind of suit you are looking for you can
always find it here. A saving from $10.00 to $15.00 on every nice suit you buy here.
For the purpose of organizing the
Antioch Branch of the Cotton Grow
?rs' Association, the undersigned
arith County Demonstration Agent
Sarwile will be at Antioch next Fri
lay afternoon at 4 o'clock.
All persons interested in growing
:otton and all other business people
?vho wish to see this country pros
perous are requested to attend said
Similar meetings will be held at
Red Hill Saturday afternoon, May
L5th at 3:30, and at Collier Satur
lay afternoon, May 15th at 5:30.
J. Wm. THURMOND,
Pres. Edgefield County Branch Cot
ton Growers' Association.
Candidate for Warden.
I am a candidate for Warden from
SVard No. 5, town of Edgefield, sub
ject to rules of the town election.
W. F. McMURRAIN.
USE THE MAIL
THE AIKEN GIFT SHOP,
Aiken, S. C.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
Dixie Highway Hotel Com
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the Stockholders
of the Dixie Highway Hotel Com
pany in the Court House, at Edge
field, S. C., at 4 p. m. on Monday the
7th day of June prox.
All Stockholders of the company
are requested to be present as busi
ness of importance is to be trans
J. C. SHEPPARD,
J. L. MIMS,
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the town
of Edgefield from the 5th ward and
pledge myself to be governed by the
rules regulating the election.
S. B. NICHOLSON.
I take this means of announcing
that I am a candidate for warden for
the town of Edgefield from Ward
No. 2 and will abide by the rules
governing the election.
S. E. MORGAN.
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OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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