Newspaper Page Text
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9,1920
^Commencement Exercises of
?High School. Very Success
ful Minstrel. Apollo Mu
sic Club Met.
?The commencement exercises of
the High School negan- on Friday*
?evening with the .recital by the mu
. '-sic class, which ias been quite a
-The auditorium 'was artistically
decorated in ferns and ' daisies and
'blooming plants ihut none.of the flow
>?rs were just so pretty as the sweet
:and fiower-fike little girls and big
; girls that were on the stage, and the
young men were all. at their best.
The musical instructor was Miss
"Estelle Camp"bell. ?wno .has proven
'herself the thoiongh and capable
'.teacher she is.
Every number, ;from the solos and
"jiuets by the youngest to the quar
tettes and sextettes oby the advanced
pupils was rendered perfectly.. The
i choral class ga^e trwo. very enjoyable
numbers, this being composed of
On Sunday morning-the commence
ment sermon was preached by Dr.
?P. J. McLean nf Aiken, this being at
.the auditorium., There were no ser
vices at any of 'the ^churches as all
.^gathered here to v/orship. The school
is a very large one .this year and the
centre aisle of the. auditorium was
r reserved for the eleven grades. The
seating capacity .is large but there
.were many who were not able to get
seats. Special music was arranged
..and the orchestra assisted.
The pastors\of the. town, Rev. Da
vid Kellar, Rev. J. ID. Kinard and
.Rev. W. S. Brooke, ttook part in the
: services. Prof. W. .S. : Scott, superin
tendent of the -school, made, an
nouncements concerning the further
^exercises of commencements.
Dr.yMcLean preached: a very fine
.sermon, using: ?scn:-.verges as a basis
for Iiis remarks: Proverbs 3:13^
'?Happy is the man that;?ndeth wis
dom, and the man .that',getteth un
tderstanding." Matthew ?9:13-"But
tgo ye and learn what that.meaneth."
The three points of his discourse
.were: The larger education of the
3inman life and -the school house;
Xife is the great teacher; Character
is the diploma. It was greatly regret
ted that Dr. McLean had-.io return
to j&iken that afternoon, uand could
not preach here during the-, evening,
as -previously announced.
ndri..h, (iiterieoei ffl ,::.bgkkqfl
The graduating ^exercises- were
?eld on Monday ev.eningi;-.a . very
large -, crowd being in attendance, so
large/that the corridor .was.filled. The
stage ..of the auditorium was prettily
decorated and a touch of the.; class
colors, '?blue and pink, "was%?een.
The ..orchestra gave several selec
tions, followed by prayer by Rev. W.
S. Brooke. In happy words, the.sa
lutatory was made by Miss Sara
Ready; .instrumental solo., Mr. Elliot
Lewis; ^valedictory, Miss tAllene
The address before the graduating
class was .by Roy Z. Thomas, Ph.D.,
Head of the. Science Class of Win
throp college. In his opening remarks
he brought greetings from Winthrop,
the State Institution and spoke of
the most successful year's ending,
. and spoke of the genuine gratifica
tion in addressing this audience, and
congratulated ?the people on their
fine interest in education as evi
denced by the .school building.
The subject of ibis discussion was
"Is education failing?" He was heard
with keen interest and made a force
Following the address Prof. W. F.
Scott presented diplomas to the
eleven graduates, Misses Sara Ready,
Birdie Fulmer, Nellie Workman, Al
lene Reames, Virginia Price, Leone
Gall, ;Bearl Witt and Ethel Lott and
Messrs. Frank Wright, James Mur
rah and Willie Johnson. Prof. Scott
said that :be introduced the very best
class that ;h.ad ever gone out from the
school and paid a tribute to these
faithful and studious young grad
To receive a slate High School dip
loma it is necessary to make 14
units, and the class each averaged 17
nnits, some of them going a fraction
In his closing remarks Prof. Scott
thanked the patrons &\%d friends of
the school for their hearty support1
and co-operation. He spoke o:
eight years 'that he had spent
and said he never expected to
a people so good and such loyal
porhers. "He .and his wife were ds
appreciative : and would always
the town and its people in" wari
fection. It is a source of deep TJ
that Prof. .Scott will not be iden
with the .school next year, havinj
cepted the management of the
school movement of Batesburg
Leesville. -He was loved by everj
pil and'.had. the happy faculty of
ing the school in such a way tha
always .held the affection and re
of leach pupil.
The patrons and friends of
school .arejgrateful to Prof. Scott
his splendid management and f?
ful ser.vie\?r.and wherever he and
family .may;go, the love and nra
of all will.follow them.
;gaa-gevs;MG.Sgrbv l,tand love
.oacvroot XZ@?b&- JQK GB
Qn last Monday evening the (
cbibof Greater Johnston gave a r
stael, the proceeds to be for the 1
?fit of the science department of
As everyone is interested in
advancement, of the school, and f
wishing .for. an evening of fun,
Opera .House on the evening of n
strel, was filled to overflow bef
8 :30 and those in charge decided
close -the doors at this hour .and
was announced that a second sh
would "he^given on the following ea
ing. The door receipts of the t
evenings amounted to about $6
The minstrel was under the dir
iiion of Mr. -Mathews of Augusta 3
Mr. Quinn of .the O'Brian Mins
Company .took a leading part He v
fine, but it appeared that he m
equalled by. lo cal talent.
Little Willie Waters ceiebrai
her tenth .birthday on last Mond
afternoon and invited a number \
her friends to be with her on t]
?rajyjy, occasion. Games were enjoy
in the- grove*-and ice cream cones aj
candy were s?rved. Many pr?t
gifts twere given hher.
Mrs. Mary Waters has gone to A;
gusta to visit her daughter, Miss A
Miss Clara Sawyer and Mrs. A. '.
Lott left on Saturday for Winthrc
College where they will avail ther
selves of the opportunity of takir
the special course which a numb?
from each county in the state ai
The pretty bungalow of Mr. an
Mrs. Wallace Turner :is; now progre:
ing rapidly. ^
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children hav
gone to SpartanbuTg to visit reis
Mrs. W- S. Brooke :has gone t
Richmond, Va., and -??hile there wi]
undergo an operation
Mrs. A. P*. Lewis went to Green
ville this week to attend .the gradu
ation of her daughter, Miss Mari*
Lewis, at G. W. C.
Misses Antoinette Denny.and Su<
Timmerman left Staurday far a wes
tern trip, going as far as California
In Augusta they were joined by :
party of friends from Aiton anc
Trenton. The entire trip is arranged
by the Elliot Touring Co.
A camping party is at Salter's
ptfjid this week, some of these ?com
ing- from Bamberg, S. C. and are
friends of Misses Bessie and Isabel
Bean. These young ladies taught at
Bamberg the past -.term. Mrs. J. B.
Bean is _ chaperoning the paty and a
very enjoyable time ;is being had.
Miss Annie Crouch entertained in
charmic style on Friday evening in
honor & Miss Mary .'Smith, of Mul
lins, the ..sister of Mrs. Earl Crouch.
There v-'ere several young men
and women invited to meet Miss
Smith, and a very happy evening
was spent. Vocal and instrumental
music was enjoyed. At eight o'clock
an elaborate course dinner was
served. The k:ble was covered with
imported madeira embroidered linen
and the tempting viands were served
in dainty china -ind cut glass.
Mrs. Carrie Dorn, of Meeting
Street is visiting Miss Orlena Cart*
Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Marsh
have moved to Columbia and are now
domiciled in jtheir beautiful home.
The last meeting of the Apollo Mu
sic club was had on Tuesday with
Mrs, Wilmot Ouzts and the chief
business was in giving $4rto the move
ment pf "a book for everybody'' and
Mrs. Thomas B. Nicholson
Honoree at Lovely Party.
Mrs. Thomas B. Nicholson of Craw
fordville. Indiana, who is the house]
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Bragg
Jones, having come for the marriage
of Miss Nelle Jones and her son, Mi*.
Thomas Laurence Nicholson, was
honoree at a charming affair Mon
day afternoon fom four till seven
given by Mrs. Lovick P. Smith in her
On the artistic porch Miss Elise:
Lake served delicious fruit ?jiectar.
The guests enjoyed an informal'
reception for the lovely visitor m the
big riving room, which was enhanced
by baskets of cut flowers. Baskets of
blossoming plants were suspended in?
the centre of the Vantine draperies'!
at the several windows.
Cards for rook were arranged in
tiie adjoining reception room at the
conclusion of which a sweet course:
Tlie hostess presented the honor
guest with a souvenir of the delight-;
ful. afternoon and one to Mrs. Percy
Feltham for top score, for which she
tied-.with Mrs. R. A. Marsh. To Mrs.'
P..P. .Blalock, Jr., feU the dainty;
The. affair was a charming com
pliment for Mrs. Nicholson who is he
mg . made so welcome in Edgefield.
Welcome to the District Con
All Edgefield welcomes the Colum
bia -District Methodist Conference
which ..has been 'in session, here this
week. It is always a benediction to
have such a body of godly men in
any .town, and to feel the inspiration
of .their presence. On them rests the
leading o?: the greatest task of the,
ages, that of showing men the way of
life* Now in this restless, complex
century their wise counsels are sore
ly needed, and w'e hope that.'th'p^j
haye .felt their welcome in ayr ^O^?*
here, and. been fully aware of ' t??
hearty ; appreciation of all Edgefield.
a contribution to the Loan Scholar
snip Fund, the amount of this to be
tempered by ' the proceeds of the
This:meeting ended the term of
office, two years, of the officers, and
Miss ZenaTPayne, president, in turn
ing aver .the gavel to the incoming |
president, .'Miss Antoinette Denny, ?
warmly thanked the club for the fine
spirit of cooperation that had pre
vailed.and jf or the sweet fellowship
that had existed. The club gave her a
rising vote of .thanks for her efforts
The program was a very atractive
one and arranged by Mrs. O. D.
Black. The subject -.was "Music as
inspired by water, and birds," and she
gave an informing talk on this. There
were several piano and vocal selec
tions by some of the members.
The hostess served an elaborate
salad course with iced tea, being as
sisted by Miss Orlena Cartledge.
Mrs. B. T. .Boatwright was hostess
for the Mary Ann Buie chapter U.
D. C., Thuisday afternoon, and every
one enjoyed the meeting.
The chapter decided to mark all
the veterans' graves at Harmony and
Philippi, the iron crosses already be-'
ing on hand. Many had already con
tributed to the Jefferson Davis mem
orial and to the Confederate Mu
seum at Richmond, it being hoped
that the chapter will soon be 100 per
cejrt on this.
.Some of the members wishing to
continue to support a French orphan,
it was decided to do this but by vol
untary contribution, bist it was not
obligatory on the members.
The Hero fund, which is the mem
orial to the world war boys and to
be used to educate the needy and
deserving, will be contributed to.
The annual picnic will be held
June 16th and to this will be invited
the veterans and their wives, and
widows of veterans, residing in John
ston. Also the veterans of the World .
War. This will be held at the country
place of Mrs. Martha Edwards.
The date of the meeting being
June 3rd, the birthday of Jefferson
Davis-hence -a red letter da:"-a
good program on Jefferson Davis ?
was carried out. Patriotic music was
hud. Later the hostess served a very
New York and Philadelp
By Mrs. J. L. Minis.
. OK Monday at South Ferry
took, a boat out in the Harbor, v
was scheduled for Bedlows Islan
which the great Statu? of Lil
stands.. The boat -was filled with
nie. having the same object in i
in a few minutes, '"Liberty enl
ening the World" was silhou(
against the hlue sky and reflect?
the/blue water. We ascended
statue part of the way by a v
ing-.stair and up to the figure ii
e^ey^Jor, where the rest of the
cent must be made up a nai
winding stair to the height of
fe$ty We compromised here
viewjed the New York Harbor
the city from the half way static
. Tiis .sonnet is engraved on a
let in the statue .as a memorial 1
New York woman who wrote it :
Not like .the brazen giant of Gi
With conquering limbs astride f:
land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset g;
A mighty woman with a torch, wi
In the imprisoned lightning, and
Mother of exile, from her beac
Glows world-wide welcome; her n
The air-bridged harbor that t\
"Keep ancient lands, storied pon
C?es she with silent .lips, "Give
your tired, your poor,
Your huddled .masses yearning
^ breathe free,
The wretched .refuse of your tee
Send these, the homeless, tempe
' ;; tossed, to me,
Ijfi?t my lamp beside the gold
?S?ramy' physical abUity-"'to: peri
vere to the end of jny Monday pi
gramme, hut as the tickets had bei
bought, we went to fjhe Cart The
tre to see the famous play "Abraha
Lincoln." The fact that I staid awa]
and enjoyed the play to its w.onderf
but tragic ending when Lincoln's a
sassination was seen on the stag
was one proof of its power. I am m
a connoisseur of plays, nor am I <
anything, as for that matter, I ms
know a good baked potato when I s?
it or a good corn muffin, and I ca
enjoy good things as much as anj
body if it is thrust upon me, but som
how my conscience and I best agre
when I do not indulge too much i
the pleasures of the world and I ai
led to believe more strongly ever
day I live that Christians shoul
eliminate more and more from thei
lives the frivolities of fashion an
self indulgence. However, it did fal
to my lot to see in Boston two of th'
world's most famus latter day actors
Walter Hampden in "Romeo and Ju
lief 'and Robert Mantel in "Riche
lieu," but the play "Abraham Lin
coln,' 'was the best I have ever seen
We were strangers in a strange
land, though at home anywhere ir
America. No one knew us as we sal
among these devotees of Abrahan
Lincoln, none the wiser as the throng
ed the vast theatre that two rebels
from the famous secession state of
South Carolina sat there to see them
revel in this admiration of their hero
and stand aghast at his tragic fate.
They cheered and applauded to their
hearts content. We did not cheer nor
applaude. We could not but sit si
lent, because while the North has
always been taught to idealize Abra
ham Lincoln, we har' ,een taught to
hate him. As I looked on this ideal
ized Abraham Lincoln thus produced
in a play by a man who was not even
an American of the North or South,
but an Englishman. I wondered if
concealed behind the idealistic per
sonification of him, and hidden in
the shadow there really could have
been in reality the type of man we
had been taught he must be, and
then I knew that between the diverse
judgments pf the two sections, the
North ft .* the South, the real charac
ter of this great man would be for
ever, veiled and shrouded in mystery.
-And as I think of it now, I can but
say to myself, God pity us all, for are
we not all, though in a smaller way,
the victims of contending opinion,
censured sometimes when in our
most innnocent and unselfish projects
and praised again when it is least de
This play will have a tendency to
modify the asperities and differences
of the North and South if any of this
still remains, if those who witness
the play will allow it to do so, be
cause it suggests modification of opin
ion on both sides. The hero in this
play who takes the paart of Abraham
Lincoln has been an actor for a num
ber of years, living poorly with? a
large family dependent upon him.
This impersonation will; make his
fame and fortune.
On Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock,
we left the Pennsylvania station on
the Philadelphia Express to spend a
few hours in the city of Brotherly
\Love. Here we had been invited td
lunch with Dr. and Mrs. Ben Clark
Gile, whom I had n?ver seen, and
only knew him because'he was in the
family book. Our cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. Gile of Littleton had sent the
letter of introduction ahead and we 1
went for the express and only pur
pose of seeing and meeting them. We
were entertained most hospitably at
luncheon and made each others ac
quaintance through the medium of
ancestral relationship, our grand
parents being sister and brother. Dr.
Gile's father was a general ic the
Union army in charge \f the Union
forces at Washington at the time of
Lincoln's second inauguration while
my father and uncle, his first cou
sins, were facing the foe on the bat
tlefields in Virginia. After the war
this general came to South Carolina
and was stationed at Beaufort in the
reconstruction days. My grandmoth
er, his aunt, who through her sons
faced her Northern family as an en
emy in hattie, by the ties of blood
still loved them and invited this one
to come and visit her at her hom?
near Gilgal church. This he did not
do as I presume it would not have
been very advisable at the time as
it is said .'this 'community was a par
ticularly'..haTd-oue .to-.-r?ee^troct- I
was glad to 9pend this time in Phil
adelphia because there we renewed
the/tie of relationship, forgot the un
pleasant past and discussed tradi
tions of a family, rather than a sec
tional nature and pledged an undying
love and friendship for each other.
In a few hours we were speeding
away to Washington. Thus by the
skill of modern travel we breakfast
ed in New York, took dinner in Phil
adelphia and the early evening meal
with dear friends in Washington.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School.
First Grade: Charles Byrd, Annie
Nicholson, Esther Daitch, Katherine
Mims, Richard Clark, Carrol Kemp,
Ruth Kemp, Mary Gibson, Martha
Gibson, Almena Swearingen, George
E. C2ntelou, Hettie Jones, Gladys
Parks, Rorer Ouzts, Azilee Quarks.
Second Grade: Margaret Allen,
Marie Bussey, Helen Dunovant,
Mary Holmes, Marion Hudgens, Cor
rie Johnson, Elizabeth Nicholson,
Frances Paul, Will Robinson, Joe
Reece, Lewis Strom.
Third Grade: Bertha Bussey, Ja
nie Edwards, Dorothy Marsh, Mary
Lorene Townsend/Harry Paul, Eliz
abeth Kemp, McLean Arthur, Wil
liam Lynch, Arthur Timmerman,
George William Taylor, Clara Mor
gan, Martha Stewart, William Byrd.
Fourth Grade: (95-100) John Nix
on, George Edward Sheppard, Sarah
Clark. (90-95) Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Rudolph Davis, Ned Nicholson, J. R.
Timmerman, Byrnes Ouzts, Gordon
Ouzts, Tom Timmerman, Maysie
Kemp, Mary Thurmond.
Fifth Grade: Margaret Strom, Eu
Sixth Grade: Elizabeth Bailey,
Mary Lily Byrd, Ike Brunson, Car
rie Dunovant, John Curran Feltham,
Albert Rainsford, Kathryn Stewart,
Seventh Grade: May Rives, Willie
Mae McCarty, Felicia Mims.
Eighth Grade: Mary Lyon, Gladys
Lawton, Allen Edwards.
Ninth Grade: Lillian Pattison:
Mitchell Wells, Dixon Timmerman,
Tenth Grade: Mattie Timmerman,
Thelma Jackson, Eugenia Brunson,'
Bessie Dunovant, Lois Mims, Lina
The Advertiser $2.00 a year
Edgefield's Most Brilliant Wed
ding. Young Man From
Chicago Claims Be
All Edgefield' and the state of
South Carolina have been anticipat
ing the elaborate wedding of Miss.
Noelle Braxton Jones and Mr. Thomas:
Laurence Nicholson of Chicago. Miss
Jones has been the recipient, of a
vast number of social affairs and the
beautiful wedding on Thursday even
ing at the home of the bride was the
climax of this round of festivities.
The home on Main Street was-,
ideal for entertaining with spacious:
lawn and shade trees. The ceremony ;
took place on the lawn just west of.'
the residence in the rose' garden
which had been prepared by a- pro
fessional artist in outdoor decora^
The wedding- partyvof Mr. and'
Mrs., B. B. Jones were present. All
who took part in this ceremony in
eighteen ninety-five are still living
The scene was like- an outdoor
theatre, with all the guests seated. At
the centre of the lawn, facing the
audience stood a tasteful white plat
form with a background of lovely
trees and shrubbery. A white covered
walk led around to the spacious piaz
za in full view of the guests. This
walk was enclosed with graceful tulle,
streamers and cut flowers.
The Garber-Davis orchestra of
Washington, D. C., furnished the mu
sic. Just before the strains of the1
Wedding March began Miss Nan
Gunter of Batesburg sang very
sweetly "The Love Nest."
Miss Elizabeeth Bailey, wearing a
lovely little pink frock and Allen
Samuel, Jr., in a becoming black
velvet suit were the ribbon bearers
Little Mary Alice and Nelle Ramsey"
Legwen of Augusta were the ring,
bearers-. These were followed by th?"
maids^and groomsmen as follows: \
ta and silver lace, carrying pink:: !
roses entered with Mr. R. L. Bryan^f
Miss Alma Salley of Orangeburg, -
whose gown was of coral sunset ta?> .
feta and silver lace entered with Mr..
T. JB. Grenekerj Miss Lucy Catherine
Easterling of Aiken entered with -
Mr. A. W. Montgomery, of Spartan
burg, the former gowned in yellow
sunset taffeta and silver lace. Miss
Tinie Virginia Breedin of B?nnetts
ville in coral taffeta entered with Mr
John Hollingsworth and Miss Mamie?
Young of Union whose gown was of
orchid taffeta, came in with Mr.
James O Sheppard. Miss Ruth Tomp
kins and Mr. Ralph Jones entered to
gether, Miss Tompkins in. green taf
feta and silver lace.
The costumes of the matrons of.'
honor were also of sunset taffeta;
carrying pink roses. They entered as
follows: Mrs. Hugh Wilson of Co
lumbia wore a becoming gown of
coral and was attended by Mr. Nor
wood Cleveland of Greenville; Mrs
Norwood Cleveland in blue taffeta
with Dr. A. H. Corley; Mrs. Lovick
Smith wore yellow taffeta and en
tered with Mr. Louis Lancaster of
New York. Mrs. A. H. Corley Wore
orchid taffeta and was attended by
Mr. Lovick Smith both of Edgefield
Miss Elise Lake, maid of honor*
wore turquoise blue taffeta and car
ried pink roses.
Mrs. B. B. Jones, grand dame of
honor, wore orchid satin and was ex
tremely handsome in celebration of
this her own twenty-fifth anniver
The bride was never more lovely
than when she entered with her fath
er. Her beautiful blonde coloring and '
contrasting brown eyes were en
hanced by her exquisitely handsome "
wedding gown of Duchess satin and'
rose point lace with a coronet of^
pearls and orange blossoms. She car
ried a bouquet of orchids, bride's;
roses and valley lillies. Little Gus
Corley and Lovick Smith, Jrs., attir
ed in black velvet suits held the long
court train of the bride.
The bride and her father were met
at the altar by the groom and has
best man, Mr. Ralph W. Davis of
Chicago. The impressive ceremony
was performed by Dr. Robert G. Lee,
pastor of the First Baptist church of
(Continued on page 8.)