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Wednesday, June 9.
Mrs. . McMurraln Entertained
On. Wednesday, the second of June j
Mrs. W. F. McMurrain entertained
the bridal party of Miss Nelle Jones
at a delightful luncheon.
Mrs.- McMurrain received at the
door and the guests were invited to
register in the bride's book by Miss
Anna Belle Saunders.
Fruit cocktail was served in the
dining room by Miss Mary B. Thom
as cousin of the groom and Mrs. J.
Stephen Scurry. This room was beau
tifully decorated in vari-colored nas
turtiums.. In the parlor were vases of
sweet peas and the porch was fes
tooned in asparagus fern and Doro
thy Perkins roses. Here several de
licious courses were served.
Corsage bouquets were the favors.
for Mrs. Thomas B. Nicholson, moth
ar of the groom and Miss Jones. This
was one of the most delightful af
fairs given for Miss Jones.
Music was furnished for the lun
cheon by the Garber-Davis orches
Mrs. McMurrain made a charming]
hostess on this occasion. ...
Mr. Reese's Annual Barbecue.
Mr. J. W. Reese celebrated his
63rd birthday Saturday with a great
feast and invited about fifty of his
friends to share the pleasure of the
occasion with him. A long table un
der th? trees in the yard was spread
with the most delightfully prepared
barbecue hash and meats. These were
prepared by the handg of Mr. Reese
himself which accounts for their very
- Mr. and Mrs. Reese had all of
their children and grandchildren with
them except their son George. An in
teresting feature of the occasion was
the presence of five generations: Mr.
Z. A. Harris, Mrs. J. W. Reese, her
children ,and the daughter and grand
daughter of Mr. George Reese. For!
several years Mr. Reese has given a [
barbecue on his birthday and invited
.his friends to be with him and now
they begin to look with pleasant an
ticipation to the occasion for some
time before the arrival of the day.
Death of Mr. Collins.
Early in the afternoon of last
Thursday Mr. J. W. Collins died at
.the home of one of his daughters,
"Mrs. George Quarles, after an ill
ness lasting about two weeks. Mr
. ^Collins was in his 78th year at the
.. time of his death. He spent his long
y life in the Red Hill community where
: his example and influence were ai
rways wholesome and uplifting. The
i -.community had been made infinitely
tetter by reason of his constant pres
ence. He was for many, many years
;an active member of Red Hill church
-and in the church life he will be
greatly missed. The funeral was con
ducted from the church Friday at
noon by his pastor, Rev. W. R.
Mr. Collins is survived by his two
? daughters, Mrs. George W. Quarles
: and Mrs. R. M. Johnson and fourteen
. great grand-children, seven of Mrs.
^Quarles and seven of Mrs. Johnson, f
Notice of Election for Warden
of Ward One, Edgefield, S. C.
Be it ordained by the Town Coun
cil of the Town of Edgefield, S. C.,
that an election is hereby ordered to
Tbe held at the Court House in said
Town on Friday the 11th day of
Jane A. D. 1920, to elect a warden
ff or Ward One (1) of said Town" to
serve for the next ensuing term of
two years, and that at said election
J. G. Holland, W. J. Duncan and J.
W. Psak Shall act as managers, the
polls to open at 8 a. m. and close at
4 p. m.
Done and ordered this 7th day of
June A. D. ?02.O.
JNO. G. EDWARDS,
.JR. C. PADGETT :
Clerk and Treas. Town Council
St. Petersburg, the Sunshine
St." Petersburg is the prettiest and
the cleanest town that I have ever
seen. The limits'of the city are one
mile square. The east side is built
right up to the sea wall of Tampa
Bay for one mile. The streets run
north and south and the avenues
east and west. Tampa Bay is east of
the city and the Gulf of Mexico is
west. It is six miles from the bay to
the gulf. You get the/ sea breeze each
way. The Board of Trade told me
that there were 12,000 tourists who
spent the winter in the Sunshine
City. Ohio alone had 4,300. It is said
that this part of Florida is the finest
climate in the United States. There
are twenty-one states represented in
the public schools of the city.
The country is perfectly level for
miles. I haven't seen any farms, only
truck farms, and they are small and
very few. The money crop is fruit
growing. All kinds of tropical fruits
and flowers grow here. Surely this is
of a truth the land of flowers and
fruits. My brother's son-in-law has
an orange grove. We spent the day
there and I gathered as many as I
wanted of real ripe oranges.
I arrived in St. Petersburg April
16 and we had for dinner Irish po
tatoes, beans, squash, tomatoes, on
ions, beets, roasting ears, celery and
strawberries, and all came from my
brother's garden that day. We have
them daily and all the fresh fish
from the Bay at any time you call
This is,a pleasant place to live in,
with its evergreen verdure, its state
ly pines, its streams, flowers, vines
and sweet music of the singing birds.
There " are more mocking birds here
than I have ever seen anywhere, and
they sing day and night
No malaria here, and they have
no cyclones and tornadoes. Some of
the most palatial homes and grass
lawns with flowers of every kind that
I have. ever seen and many that ?
have never seen before.
, I have often heard of the glory
and beauty of this Sunshine City but
"the half has never yet been told,"
When I arrived they told me that
most of the tourists had gone, but it
seemed that there were almost as
many then as "John saw."
I am going in the salt water head
and ears, for what is sauce for the
goose is sauce for the gander, and
if going in the surf is good for the
other fellow its good for me.
It is two_ hours' ride on the boat,
from this city tb Tampa. The p'ublic
highway to Tampa is about thirty
five miles paved with brick. Florida
has, I am told, 690 miles of her roads
paved. It is 273 miles from here to 1
Jacksonville ,and the state will soon
have the highway paved with brick
all .the way. Florida is a long way
ahead of South Carolina in good
roads, and caring for her old veter
ans. They are paid $20.00 a month.
The Memorial Day, which was the
26, was a big day. The Blue and the
Gray were again in line. The floral
offerings were wonderful to behold.
Money is plentiful but it is cheap.
Everything is high. Washwomen get
three dollars a day and work about
four hours. A man gets five dollars
a day for plowing, furnishing the
horse and plow. Everything is sold
by the pound. One can get a room
and meals at two of the hotels for
the small sum of twenty-six dollars
a day. One thing that I notice-the
ladies' dresses are long, their skirts
touch the shoe tops. I like that. You
see no sickly people here. They are
robust and fine looking.
The city park is full of natural
forest trees and the moss hangs in
great hanks from five to eight feet
long like it was put there by deft
fingers. All kind of games are played
there by both men and women; seats
for a thousand people.
The boat landing is something over
i half mile from shore. The electric
lock is built that far out in the bay,
wide enough for the street cars and
;wo tracks for automobiles. It is a
rreat place to fish along the dock.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Piano Recital at High School.
The piano recital on Saturday 1
?vening at the High School auditoii
?m was a fitting climax to the com- ;
nencemcnt. These recitals are what !
;he students in music and the patrons
ook forward to during the whole '
/ear, and which stimulates more than (
iny one thing to greater energy and :
imbition. It is a good place too, be- 1
fore the parents and interested
Friends to learn poise and self-pos
session before an audience ere they
ro out into the great outside world i
>efore a critical and exacting audi- j
?nee. , I
The two soloists were Misses Mary I
Marsh and May Rives. i
A duo was given very skillfully by <
Misses Elizabeth Lott and Isabelle ?
' Quartettes and sextettes were par- j
ticipated in by Misses Elizabeth \
Rives, Corrie Cheatham, Gertrude I
Thurmond", Eleanor Mums, Carrie J
Dunovant, Katherine Stewart, May *
Rives, Hazelle Dorn, Fannie and Hel- \
en Harris, Alice Prescott, Gladys f
iLawton, Mary Marsh, Elise Hud- i
gens, Rhett Morgan and Bessie Dun- J
The patrons of the Music School \
are very hopeful that Miess Sheppard )
will continue a member of the High J
School faculty, believing that she j
has contributed very largely in stim- ?
ulating the ambition within our pu- (
pils for a musical education. This jj
study of music should receive cred- (
its in the schools and colleges as well J
as mathematics and history. This ?
would encourage students to take up j
music in greater numbers. A grad- j
uate of one of our leading colleges j
said recently that her knowledge of j
music had been of greater benefit tp-. J
her in her teaching of children than j
anything else she had learned in col^ ;
lege, and yet she had been forced to j
drop this subject in her senior yeair j
to take up something for whick she? ]
would get a credit and which had in j
practical teaching been of little* ben> .
*? ?' ?vii
Mrs- Jeff Wright Entertains 1
the U. D. ?
It was a genuine treat, for the
members of the U. D. C. to motor out !
to the home of Mrs. Jeff Wright on
the johnston road for their June
Mrs. Wright welcomed I*6* guests
in her attractive big; living room, and I
was assisted in her J hospitality by her
sisters, Misses Lizzie and Kitty War
The meeting was called to order
by the Historian, Mrs. Woodson, in 1
lieu of the president, Miss Rives.
The Lord's prayer was reverently
repeated and the minutes of the last
meeting read and approved.
As it was the time foV the election
of officers it was moved and sebon?
ed that the present officers be elected
by acclamation, the chapter voting
This concluded the business ses
As our District vice-president, Mrs
O. D. Black from Johnston was pres
ent, she was invited to speak to the
chapter, to which she graciously com
plied. She Ipoke along the lines of ,
the great work of the Daughters.
She referred to the veterans, and of
course, their wives, as our first con^
sideration, but said the time is fast
approaching when:. there.-.will be none
of these left to receive our attontoin.
Then it must be that we shall de
vote our efforts to educational aims,
scholarships for descendants of those
veterans we so honor.
Following the prescribed program,
the historical old homes of the south
have been taken up at each meeeting,
so on this occasion, Mrs Woodson
asked Mrs. P. M. Feltham to give
some impressions of Arlington.
Mrs. Feltham had attended Memo
rial exercises there in May 1919, so
gave a description of that, speaking
especially of the beautiful Arlington 1
monument the Daughters have erect
ed. She contrasted the bareness of 1
the old Lee residence with the com
pleteness of Mt Vernon, the Washing ?
ton home. The one an honored shrine
and the other showing the result of 1
Mrs Mamie Tillman was asked to 1
describe the amphitheatre at Arling- 1
ton, she having attended the recent
dedicatory exercises there. Her de- 1
scription was so clearly expressed un J
til her hearers felt as though they ac- ?
tually saw the wonderful marble ed- '
?fice, one of the most beautiful mem
orials in all the world. ^
As the chapter always commemo
rates the memory of President Jeff c
Davis at their June Meeting, so on
this afternoon, Mrs. Woodson gave 1
the salient point's of his tragic life.
At the conclusion of the program
Miss Lizzie Wright assisted by little
Hannah and Mary Wright and Mas
ter Sidney Wright, served refreshing j
iced tea with cheese and pineapple u
It was a great pleasure for the a
chapter to have Mrs. Black and the i
District Historian ,Miss Zena Payne,
meet with them at this particularly c
pleasant meeting with Mrs. Wright.
The chapter will resume its meet- o
ings again when the autumn weather t
calls back from the mountain and
seashore the vacationists to the 3
many duties of life. ' 0
Students' Entertainment. t
Plans are being made for the stu- d
lents' entertainment which will take e
place within a month at the Edge- p
field Opera House. Our friends from t
?he various institutions of learning
ire coming home now every day and G
we want to see them all together v
igain as they were last year. Look ii
jut for the names of all our college IV
students next week.
To those who desire engraving of any de
scription, if they will bring their wo?rk to
us we will guarantee satisfaction. Gome
in and inspect, sample of work done..
We also soliefe watch and jewelry repairing
of any description whatever. Bring it to
us and we will have it fixed on short no
tice. For class of workmanship and price
you will be surprised. A trial is all we ask.
Remember that we carry in stock a small
line of jewelry, cut class and silverware,
and can get for you anything you may
need in this line on $hort notice,
Th? Store That Strives \
The Corner Store
Remember that we close at Six P. M,- Saturday's excepted
Commencement Exercises o
i High School
y'^^3n>sday evening at the. Bafrtis
church Dr, R, G. Lee preached th
sermon before th? gr?d?aiififlf das
which was calculated to encour?g
those who heard to know themselve
and find a high place in the world.
The children of the lower grade
sang a stirring juvenile song accom
panied by Miss Earle on the pianc
and the orchestra added greatly t<
the music of the evening.
Miss Miriam Norris sang wit]
great taste, that beautiful solo
"Spring is Coming."
On Friday evening at the schoo
auditorium the graduating exercises
took place, these receiving a certifi
cate from the tenth grade.
The invocation was made by Rev,
Mr. Dunlap of McKendree church.
The salutatory was most graceful,
[y delivered by William Folk, the sub
ject matter as well as the oratory of
^hich was above par and we proph
;sy for him a worthy record.
The class history was prepared and
.ead by Miss Bessie Dunovant, as
ihe spent each grade in the Edgefield
?chool and is conversant with every
ine of its history.
The class prophecy was given by
ithae Timmerman who pleased the
?lass and the audience by giving to
ill his contemporaries a worthy fu
ure> and by his smoothly written and
ittractive style of writing.
The class will was exceedingly at
ractive and was enjoyed for its
?riginality and humor. This was well
ead by Miss Eugenia Brun3on.
The valedictory was delivered by
.liss Lois Mims and was very attrac
ively given. Miss Lois has more than
ter share of gifts, being an artist,
1 violinist a^id now she is appearing
n the successful role of a reader.
A beautiful chorus sung by the
lass gave variety to the program.
The financial report for the year
f the Board of Trustees was made
y Mr. W. C. Lynch, chairman.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins introduced the
peaker of the evening, Dr. Moffatt
fErskine College, who made one of
he most magnificent, addresses on
he League of Nations which the au
ience had ever heard. Many express
d themselves as being very much
leased with this instructive presen
ation of the subject.
A medal offered by Mr. T. B. :
Ireneker for the best Latin scholar '
ras won by Miss Lillian Pattison, fin- <
jhing the ninth grade, delivered by \
IT. W- W. Fuller. 1
A short but effective and humor
ous speech by Mr. A. S. Tompkins,
closed the evening's program with
everybody in a good humor. ?
It was announced that Professor
Brooks had consented to return next
year ?i?d all the faculty except Miss
Nan Hough and Miss Kern. Much re
gret was expressed-at their decision.
Fordson Cutting Grain?
Last Wednesday morning the writ
er went out to the beautiful farm of
Mr. J. R. Cantelou to see a Fordson
tractor drawing a McCormick bind
er. Mr. Cantelou was cutting a large
field of fine wheat, between waist
and shoulder high. Besides the saving
of horse power, the tractor doing
with the utmost ease the work of
four heavy mules, it is a steady pow
er and is so easily turned at the end.
A tractor, binder and two men were
doing the work of a dozen cradles,
leaving not a stalk of wheat stand
ing. The Fordson tractor is steadily'
growing in popularity, the reason be
ing found in that it does not fail to
make good wherever tried.
Party For Miss Rice.
(Written for last week.)
Mrs. Bertis Cantelou and Mrs.
Frank Miller entertained delightfully
for Miss Katherin Rice whose mar
riage to Mr. Ellison Capers was one
of the chief topics of social interest.
The party took place at Mrs. Milter's
home in Trenton on Tuesday.
Many of Miss Rice's Edgefield
friends were present.
The guests were greeted at the
loor by Mrs. Sam Morrall and Mrs. :
Frank Miller. ' 1
Beautiful pink roses? were used 1
profusely in the decoration. A game
jf bridge entertained the guests, I
Vliss Marge Tompkins receiving the
irst prize and Miss Dolly Bettis the
Little Ella Morrall, cousin of the ?
wide, came in dressed as Cupid, ]
vearing white, wings and drawing a 1
sink wagon filled with varied gifts i
:or the bride. Miss Rice was present- j
;d with an exquisite corsage of sweet <
A delicious salad course was serv
id and the guests departed with
nany good wishes for the June
We have just received a large ship
nent of flour and feed of all kinds.
Ne buy direct from the mills in large
mantities and can therefore, make
rery attractive prices. See us before
J. D. KEMP & CO.
Bishop Darlington at the Con
It seemed a's if everybody wanted
?to hear Bishop Darlington during the
Conference of the Columbia District
at the Methodist church this week.
On Tuesday morning the church was
full of expectant people anxious to
hear him according to the announce
ment of the previous evening, and
when the decision was rendered that
he would not speak until the evening
service one man who lived some dis
tance in the country was heard to
say very good naturedly, "Well, we
will just come back tonight, that's
Previous to the sermon, Miss
Miriam Norris sang "The Lord is my
Shepherd," accompanied on the
piano by Miss Elizabeth Rainsford,
and Miss Swearingen of Trenton
sang "Glory to God in the Highest,"
with piano accompaniment by Mrs.
P. B. Day of Trenton.
The text for the sermon was "The
harvest truly is plenteous,' but the
laborors are few." In all that the
Bishop said, hs exemplified himself
as a man of heart and common sense
as well as of eloquence and culture.
The congregation was greatly moved
by his discourse.
Memorial Exercises at Sweet
There will be memorial services
at Sweetwater church Sunday, June
13. Services will begin at eleven
o'clock. The committee is working
for a good program. The speakers for
the occasion are: Messrs J. L. Mims,
G. L. Toole, C. B. Murrah and Rev.
E. W. Reynolds, Rev. H. R. Chap
man, Rev. J. 'H. Thayer and Joseph
The pastor, Rev. J. H. Thayer, will
deliver a sermon in the afternoon
ind there will be an offering for the
benefit of the church. Come and
bring a basket with you as dinner
will be served on the grounds, and
ilso bring a bouquet of flowers for
?omeone's grave. N
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Every family should keep this prep
.ration at hand ready for instant use
vhen needed. Severe attacks of colic
md cholera morbus often prove fatal
jefore medicine can be procured or
i physician summoned. The uniform
?ucees sthat has attended the use of
his remedy and the prompt cures
vhich it has effected have made it a
?tapie article of trade.