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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 21. 1920
Death of Mrs. Lavinia Wright.
Death of Mrs. Sallie Cobb.
Automobile Turns Over.
No One Injured.
Mrs. Sallie -Sloan Cobb died dur
ing the early hours of last Tuesday
morning at her home here. Owing to
her advanced age, she hs.cl become
very feeble duing the last few years
of her life and the end was not un
Mrs. Cobb was first married to Dr.
Sloan in 1865, at Pendleton, and
their union was blessed with several
children, only one now living, Miss
Her second marriage was to Mr.
George P. Cobb, and a few years af
ter, they came to Johnston to reside.
Mr. Cobb preceded his wife to the
grave just one year.
Mrs. Cobb was one of the most in
tellectual, the most gifted women
that the town has ever afforded. Her
conversational powers were rare and
is was ever a pleasure to be in her
company. She was a woman of the
old school, and* modest, sweet and
gracious, and her home was the type
of the true Christian abode, and
many remember it, fragant with the
charms and harmonies of love and
She was a member of the Baptist
church and during her active days
was a regular attendant and was sec
retary of the Missionary society.
She was a very patriotic woman,
being a member of the D. of C.
When she first came here, she was
director of the Music Department of
On Tuesday afternoon the funer
al services were conducted in the
home at 6 o'clock by Dr. W. S. Dor
set, a former pastor, in the absence
of her pastor, and that evening tire'
body was carried to Pendleton to
rest beside the graves of her first
husband and six children. The body
was accompanied by her daughter,
Miss Sue Sloan, nephews, Messrs.
David and Willie Ouzts, also Mrs.
Kate Lvnch, of Edgefield and Mrs.
Scruggs, and the faithful servant of
many years, "Aunt Sophia."
There were many beautiful flow
ers on her casket, a mute testimony
of the love of many friends.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke is expected
home this week from Bichmond.
Mrs. T. R. Denny is at home from
a month's stay in Georgia with rela
tives, and Miss Antoinette Denny
has returned from a western tour,
going as far as California, of which
trip she has most interesting ac
Mrs. W. P. Cassells and children
have gone to Ellenton to visit rela
Mrs. Horne of Ridge, is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Horne.
The annual meeting of the W. M.
U., Ridge Association, convenes on
Wednesday of this week at Philippi
Miss Emmie Wright has gone to
Springfield to visit her sister, Mrs.
Miss Mallie Waters is visiting her
sister, Miss Annie Waters in Augus
Mrs. J. D. Waters of Saluda, has
been for a visit to relatives.
Mrs. Thomas Weiderman has gone
to Prosperity to visit relatives.
Messrs. David and Willie Ouzts
were here last week, having come at
the death of their aunt, Mrs% Cobb.
Mrs. Clifton Mitchell has returned
to Batesburg after a visit to Mrs. J.
Mr. J. W. Stirnen is at home from
at visit to his sister in Michigan.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun of Florida is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ben
Mrs. J. M. Tuner spend last week
in Leesville with her niece, Mrs.
Mrs. Lavinia Wright, the widow
of Mr. Bob Wright, died suddenly
last Wednesday evening at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Lula Wright
Eidson, at Ward. She had been well
during the day and while seated at
the evening meal was stricken with
apoplexy, living only a short while.
Mrs. Wright was a Miss Cogburn
before her marriage and is widely
She was a woman of many beauti
ful characteristics, a chief one being
her lovable disposition, this making
her beloved by everyone. She was
kind and gentle and many are the
noble deeds done by her hands.
"Hands, that for many years
Had wrought for others-soothed
Rocked the cradle, eased the fevers'
Dropped balm of love, in many an
Hands, now folded like rose leaves
Above the silence of her breast,
Immute appeal they told of labors
And well earned rest that came at
set of sun."
The funeral services were con
ducted Thursday morning and thy
body was tenderly laid to rest at
Bethlehem church cemetery beside
the grave of her husband who pre
ceded her to the grave nine years
There are several noble sons and
daughters left to mourn this good
mother: Messrs. Ben, Fletcher and
Berto Wright and Mrs. Kittie Rush
ton of Greenwood, Mrs. Allie Kin
naird of Edgefield, Mrs. Nan Wright
Culbreath, Mrs. Mary Anna Long
and Mrs. Lula Eidson.
The Misses Watkins of Cross Hill
have been visiting their aunt, Mrs.
Albert Lott. * ^
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Derrick are
at home from the mountains of
Mrs. Herbert Eidson and children
are at Wrightsville Beach for a few
Dr. Mal Anderson is visiting in
the home of his aunt, Mrs. Milford.
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons has
returned from Greenwood.
Mrs. W. P. Westmoreland went to
the Baptist Hospital on Friday for
Mrs. J. A. Dobey is at home from
a visit to relatives at Spartanburg.
Among those going to the moun
tains last week were Mesdames H.
W. Crouch., L. S. Maxwell, Grace
Crouch, J. H. White, J. A. Lott and
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and children.
Mrs. Newton Broadwater and
Miss Mamie Broadwater, while re
turning to their home Thursday
from Johnston, narrowly escaped a
serious accident. While going down
an incline some parts of the engine
refused to work and the car left
the road, turning completely over.
As the car went over the ladies were
thrown out, l-eceiving no injuries,
Miss Hortense Padgett is visiting
Miss Helen Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry White whose
marriage was a recent happy event
are here for a short visit to relatives.
Mr. White is the son of Rev. George
P. White and has many friends here
who are offering hearty congratula
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott have
returned from Montecello, being ac
companied by the former's mother.
Mr. Thomas Rowland is still quite
sick and a nurse has been gotten for
Miss Louise Boyd entertained last
Friday with a very pleasant lun
cheon in compliment to her visitors.
Two hours were happily spent.
Mr. Rubenstein's Clearance
In this issue will be found a page
advertisement of Mr. J. Rubenstein
in which he tells our readers about
his annual summer clearance sale
which will begin Saturday. This will
be a real feast of bargains. It has
been his policy many years not to
carry over summer goods into the
next season and he uses the clear
ance sale to clean up his store. Mr.
Rubenstein will make good every
statement his advertisement con
tains. If you question this statement,
take the advertisement along with
you to his store, giving him an op
portunity to prove the truth of his
attractive offers. Seasonable goods
in every department will be put on
sale at very low prices.
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
This remedy is certain to be need
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summer is over. Buy it now and be
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reliable remedy for bowel complaints
and may be obtained at any drug
Splendid Division Meeting at
The Third Division of the Wo
man's Missionary Union held a very'
profitable meeting at Parksville on
Thursday of last week. Every society
in the division was well and largely
represented, about a hundred or
more children taking part.
On the West side the people have,
every facility. All the churches in
this division except one, ?Red Oak
Grove, is on the railroad, and if they
do not care to go by rail, they can
go by auto, as they say the roads are
The Sunbeam societies of the four
towns were represented by very in
teresting exercises, and the spirit of
the occasion was fine.
Miss Ann Rowland, a very gifted
and attractive young woman of
Clark's Hill brought over in cars
from Clarks' Hill three whole bench
es of boys and girls who gave a won
derful demonstration of what a Sun
beam leader can do if in earnest. Be
sides singing and having a prayer by
each one, they gave from memory,
eyery book in the Bible and recited
in concert several chapters from the
Bible and told where many famous
passages of Scripture are to be
found. The visitors from outside the
division were Dr. R. G. Lee and Mrs.
Tillman and Mrs. Mims. Mrs. Till
man was deeply gratified at the re
markable accomplishment of the
third division sunbeam baunds, one
having been apportioned $5.00 rais
ing already $75.00, in one of the
smallest churches in our association.
Mrs. Tillman has given herself whole
heartedly to the Missionary task in
the Edgefield association and is now
reaping some 'of the fruits of her la<
Dr. R. G. Lee gave a very encourr
aging talk to the women in their
work and they were heard to give
expression to their gratification.
At the dinner hour the people
gathered around a bountiful boarcT
and partook of a delightful meal
among a host of kind friends, some
of whom we had not seen in a long
time. The next division meting will
take place at Plum Branch in the
fall. Mrs. J. M. Bussey presided over
the meeting as Division President
and every indication manifests
growth of the societies under her ef
MRS. J. L. MIMS.
Picnic of Mt. Zion Sunday
Having applied themselves closely
to the work of their farms from the
early planting season, the good peo
ple of Mount Zion community
came together at the church "Satur
day in the capacity of a Sunday
school picnic. The day was ideal for
such an occasion and the people,
bouyant over the prospect of a large
harvest entered heartily into the
spirit of the occasion.
About 12 o'clock the people gath
ered in the church and Rev. P. B.
Lanham, the pastor of the church
conducted devotional services and
gave expression to appropriate
words of welcome. The exercise con
sisted of recitations and songs by
the children of the Sunday school.
Addresses delivered by Mr. J. H.
Cantelou and Mr. J. L. Mims. At the
close of the program in the church
all were invited out to partake of
a feast that had been prepared for
the day. The contents of dozens of
well filled baskets were spread upon
the long table, and in addition to the
meats and sweetmeats, ice cold
lemonade was served fre,e to every
body in true Southern style. The
day was one of genuine pleasure to
all who attended and it will be^a
bright day in the memories of the
children and young people who com
pose the Sunday school, in whose
interest the picnic was primarily
given. Mr. Walter Carpenter is su
perintendent of the Sunday school,
?which meets the second and fourth
Senatorial Campaign Meeting.
The senatorial campaign meeting
will be held in the Court House at
Edgefield next Wednesday, July 28.
There are four aspirants and they
will doubtless have some things to
say that Will be of - interest to our
Old Maids' Association Tri
, umphant Success.
On Friday evening, July 16, Edge
field had the pleasure of attending
the Old Maids' association. Despite
the rain a very large audience
greeted the performers. There was
not a dull moment from the begin
ning until the very end.
? . The musical concert preceding the
drama was exceedingly high class,
and greatly enjoyed. The opening
number was a song by little Miss
Rosa May Miller, whose voice is
sweet and caressing. There is some
thing, truly bewildering about this
little cherub and the memory of her?
fijong lingered with us long after
she had ceased singing. This was fol
lowed by Miss Miriam Norris, who
sang "Beauties Eyes," by Tosti, with
charming effect. Her rich, sweet
yoice never appeared to better ad
vantage. Miss Susan Mathis delight
ed the audience with a piano solo.
Her sensitive touch, with its delicate
yariety of color and subtle gradua
tions, jjer rythmic and poetical feel
ing strongly appealed to all music
The clear, deep, rich, contralto
voice of Miss Ray Swearingen was
listened to with rapture and she re
ceived vociferous applause. The ac
companiments of Miss Swearingen
and -Miss Miller were charmingly
played by Mrs. P. B. Day.
'. Miss Margaret May, whose artistic
person?lity exerts a facination up
on her listeners played with abun
dant - energy, ' clear articulation and
fine skill. There was an infinite
charm in her rendition of "Dolls'
Ballt" by George Morris.
- Mrs. Madison Tucker, a recent
lovely bride was enthusiastically re
lived. This was her first appearance
public in Edgefield. She is an ar
;? whose voice is of great beauty j
nd volume. She sang impressively,
:'The Swallows," receiving tremen
dv^-applause. She very graciously j
gave an encor?. Her accompany '
ments, as well as Miss Norris' were
gracefully played by Mrs. Mamie N.
Mr. Authur S. Tompkins, in his
inimitable way, announced the num
bers on the program, closing it with
a few witty remarks.
Then the curtain rose upon the
scene of the club room and members
of the Old Maids' association in reg
ular 'session, the audience shrieked
with laughter and the applause was
great. It was clever, unique, witty,
comical, delightful, uproariously fun
ny! The characters were well delin
eated by the best local talent, the
leading role, Jerusha Eliza Bangs,
president, being played by Miss
Florence -Minis, whose power to
charm and entertain are limitless.
The impassions of an artistic talent
that Miss Mims has made since her
first appearance as, a reader has been
strengthened and deepened by her
successive readings, but this is the
first time she has ever appeared in
drama and she displayed marked and
wonderful ability. Miss Minis is very
young and there are great possibili
ties in the further growth of her
powers, which have already reached
so high a level.
Miss Hortense Woodson's imper
sonation of Rebecca Retrace, secre
tary, was strongly marked. She put
in it enough expression, variation
and vitality to almost make it genu
ine. Her curls and bonnet were in- j
GJaud T. Burnett, as chairwoman
of the club, appeared to good advan
tage. He was gowned in satin, low
neck and sleeveless. Satin pumps
and silk hose, with rolled tops, com
pleted this striking costume.
Minty Clovertop was cleverly por
trayed by Miss Ernie Lou Edmupds.
Her natural wit combined with good
acting made this a very interesting
P. P. Blalock, Jr.'s artful imper
sonation of an old maid was exceed
ingly attravtive. He appeared in blue
georgette and blue hat with pink;
roses adorning it.
As Hephzibah Odelia Olds, Miss
Evelyn Edmunds came in for a "big" j
share of admiration. Her coy man
ner in which she explained the art of |
"catching him of whom you had
hopes of and making his love glow)
like the summer sun" was indeed
Miss Sarah Lyon, as Ann Ellen
Patterby, proved such a good actress
that she was placed on the end of
the stage for the audience's benefit.
Her red hat with its white and red
plumes ? ever on the nod, and her
huge fan completed a most pictur
Miss Elizabeth Calliham of Green
ville, as May Havermann, displayed
wonderful histrionic ability. She also
occupied a place on the end of the
stage, and her acting was greatly
enjoyed. She wore a tighTblack vel
vet basque and long, straight, red
severely back and tightly caught, in
knot on the crown of her head. She
was the "real article."
Claude Lyon, as Petunia Pickles,
was indeed comical. His woeful ex
pression and wailing voice proclaim
ed his case hopeless.
Miss Patti Major was an ideal
Serena Hasbeen. Fearing that she
might not come out alive, before en
tering the rejuvenating machine, she
kindly gave to her less fortunate
sisters her necklace, shawl, and
"false teeth" to keep for remem
L. W. Cheatham, as Charity Hope
good, and chairman of "Foreign Im
portations' brought forth vociferous
applause. As became his blonde
"beauty" he was attired in pea green
organdy and wore a large black pic
W. A. Strom, as Rachael Ketch
em, was the cynosure of all eyes.
His costume consisted of white sat
in skirt and blue bodice, large red
hat and streamers.
Miss Mary Lyon made a clever Be
linda Bliss. She wore a sweeping red
robe and snugly lying in her lap
was a kitten around whose neck was
a red ribbon and massive bow. Han
nah Savannah Biggerstaff was in
deed jovial and was none other than
R. L. Young. His costume was an old
fashioned basque and skirt with a
huge brown hat adorned with sev
an adorable Rhododendron Hopkins.
She wore a tight blue basque and
pink skirt, diminutive black bonnet
with tall blue plume and large pink
bow under chin.
Had we imported a Frenchman
direct from Paris he could not have
played the part of Professor Maker
neux more cleverly than did W. E.
Lott. His gesticulations pronuncia
tion and articulation were the real
Frenchman . He wore a Prince Al
bert suit, false mustache, eyeglasses
and even a red boutonnierre on the
lapel of his coat.
The old maids were represented
by the following: Misses Ruth Lyon,
dashing brunette; Margaret May,
musician; Mary Nicholson, summer
girl; Mary Dorn, angel; Lois Mims,
artist; Annabel Saunders, vamp;
Elizabeth Smith dancer; Ouida Patti
son, sweetheart; Helen Dorn, college
girl; Alma Thomas, Red Cross Nurse
Margaret Madden, equestrienne; Mr.
Wood, a "lady tall and stately; Dio
mede Hollingsworth, a man who did
some very fine dancing. The last of
the old maids to enter the rejuve
nating machine requested to be
made a silver throated, golden
voiced songster, and immediately ap
peared as if from an unseen forest,
Edgefield's mocking bird, Miss Eliz
abeth Rainsford, who warbled and
sang, rivaling in beauty the notes of
the bird for which we have grace
fully named her.
The closing scene was a march by
the old maids, led by Miss Florence
Mims, who appeared in quaint poke
bonnet, costume a la polonaise, dain
ty shawl and corsage bouquet of
This delightful enteratinment was
given under the auspices of the La
dies' Guild of Trinity Episcopal
church. The net proceeds amounting
to $90 will be used for a carpet
fund. The members of the Guild wish
to express their thanks and appre
ciation to all who helped to make the
entertainment a success, and to the
public for the generous patronage
and interested attention.
What To Do When Billiout.
Eat no meats and lightly of other
food. Take three of Chamberlain's
Tablets to cleanse out your stomach
and tone up your liver. Do this and
within a day or two you should be
Stanmore Townes Visits Home
Folk and Hurries Back to
Post of Duty.
Once more above the red old hills
of Georgia and this afternoon across
the Blue Ridge back to Indian Head;
great state of Maryland.
Down in North Augusta a few
days ago it was the season of water
melons, peaches, blackberries and
red bugs. And I enjoyed them all,
with the possible exception of the
red bugs where the enjoyment seem
ed to be more or less retroactive
rather more than less.
Tell me, ye youngsters of the
male specie, where are alL the blond
angels and brunette sisters? Time
was when the old countryside above
North Augusta bloomed like the
chrysanthemums in Phipps Con
servatory with these fair specimens
of the human race, but certainly
"the time is gone by."
But lest we write the record
wrong here is wishing all the good
things in the world for some certain,
several that still keep the Sunday
midnight lamps well oiled
Coming down from Washington
three weeks ago I was surprised to
se? the general outlook of the farms
along the Southern railroad so poor
and the "crops along the Georgia
railroad are only fairly fair them
selves. Cotton is small and needs
work and nobody seems to be work
The cotton and corn around North
Augusta is the best I have seen.
The Southern train is rearing to
go-once more above the wheels
through the apple orchards of Vir
S. B. TOWNES.
Woman's Christian Temper
. On account of the reporter for
this organization having an unusual
number of duties to perform during
held with Mrs. Israel Mukashy on
the fifth of July, was left out of last
week's Advertiser. It was not for
gotten, however, and could not have
been, as it was one of the most de
lightful occasions of its kind this
At the door of Mr. and Mrs. Mu'
kashy's lovely new home there were
several friends to welcome a larger
number of members than usual. De
licious fruit punch was served and
enjoyed by all who entered and it
was specially refreshing this warm
afternoon in celebration of the
Fourth of July. The dainty home
was tastefully decorated with lovely
flowers and flags of our own coun
try draped most gracefully in con
Mrs. J. L. Mims, the president,
presided and the program opened
with the recitation of the twenty
third Psalm, which all believers in
God can unite in repeating.
The lovely victrola in the home
gave several musical selections,
among them "Nearer My God, to
Thee," and several new member."
were received, among them Mrs.
Morgan' and Miss Schenk.
Mrs. Wall was called upon to say
a few words and did so most gra
ciously, saying that she had not been
accustomed to prohibition in the
country from which she had come,
Ireland, no France where she had
spent many months in the Snglish
service during the world war, where
wines were served at every meal like
Miss Florence Mims gave a read
ing "If I had time," and Mrs. W. L
Dunovant made a report on the re
cent Suffrage Convention in Colum
bia which she was privileged to at
tend. This report was very favorably
commented upon and took the place
of the usual Citizenship study.
At the close of the program the
hostess served block cream and two
kinds of cake. The next meeting will
be held with Mrs. W. L. Nicholson,
early in August.
Money to Loan.
I have money to loan on South
Carolina farnJST Would also like to
have someone to represent me in
Edgefield in th? placing of these
W. M. LESTER,
210 Masonic Temple,