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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
Manual Training Taught in
High School. Marriage of
Mr. Fulmore and Mrs.
Cullum. Lovely En
The Manual Training class at the
High School under the direction of
Prof. Staunton Lott is proving a
source of real pleasure to all who
have taken up this. The new set of
tools have arrived and the boys are
anxious to try them. All kinds of ar
ticles are being made of which the
boys are justly proud. These articles
remain in the school room until the
close of the session when each boy
can take to his home all of his handi
On Sunday evening Rev. W. B.
Brooke filled the pulpit of the Bap
tist church, he being the pastor of
Stevens Creek and Rocky Creek
churches. He is a nephew of Rev. W.
Mr. Garland Coleman of Califor
nia has been on a visit to relatives.
Mr. Furman Mobley has returned
to St. Louis after a month's stay in
the home of his brother, Mr. Ed
.Mrs.. George Holmes and Mrs. J.
L. Eidson have gone to White Sul
phur Springs, Florida, for a two
Mrs. Paul Perry and children are
guests of Mrs:-Alice Cox.
j. Mrs. Harriet Kenney is at home
after a two months' stay in Aiken
with her sister, Mrs. McCartha.
Mrs. Coleman of Aiken is the
guest of her daughter, Mrs. W. E.
The large two story residence of
Mr. Walter Sawyer which he is hav
ing erected on the site where his for
mer home was rolled from is rapidly
going up andi he and his family hope
to occupy this soon. , .
lot on the corner of Calhoun and But
1er streets with the view of building
a dwelling there.
"All the world loves a lover," so
in the surprise shower given jointly
Friday afternoo nmy Mesdames J.
W. Browne and W. E. Lagrone, all
came warmly interested, for Miss Ra
chael Simmons in whose honor this
Friday afternoon by Mesdames J i
The occasion was in the home of
the former and after the guests ar
rived, they were given cupid cards
with a contest : "Things of a bride's
Trousseau," and after this all wrote
good wishes for the bride to be.
Baggage checks were given the
honoree and soon two large suit
cases were presented.
When these were opened they con
tained many exquisite pieces of lin
gerie, in crepe de chine, lace and lin
en, and in the other one were pieces
of silver, china and cutglass.
The honoree was also presented
with a large bouquet.
During the afternoon an elaborate
salad course with iced tea was serv
On Saturday afternoon the above
hostesses again entertained with a
enteratin ed with aythingsdmver,ts
very pleasant rook party. About ten
tables were arranged. Afte the game
a dainty repast was served.
On last Sunday Mr. Franklin Ful
more and Mrs. Cullum were mar
ried at the home of the bride in the
Philippi section. They are now domi
ciled in the home of the groom in the
western suburbs of the town.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins and family
have moved from Cross Hill and are
residing in the Stokes dwelling. Mrs.
Watkins is a sister of Mrs. A. P.
Miss Bessie Bean is teaching in
the Batesburg-Leesville High School.
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Hallie
White have returned from North Car
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kenny of War
renville were visitors here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Wright have
moved here and are in the home of
their sister, Miss May Watson.
Mrs. Lillie Elkins of Parksville,
has been for a visit to her father, Mr.
H. W. Dobey.
Mrs/ M. E. Norirs spent last "week
in Columbia with her daughter, Miss
Mrs. Earl Smith was hoste?? for
the Apollo Music club on Tuesday
afternoon, Mliss ^Antoinette Beniny
conducting the meeting. There was a
good attendance, all being glad to re
sume the activities and were pleas
antly anticipating the study for the
season, "Sources of Musical Inspi
oMOsa.issrmwh Mwste etoain hrdlfi
During the business the club voted
to send $10.00 to the scholarship
The program was a very pleasing
one, and during the social hour a
dainty ice course was served.
Mrs. Glenn Isom of Spartanburg,
has been the recipient of much so
cial attention during her stay here at
the home of her sister, Mrs. J. W.
Marsh, on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. |
James Tompkins entertaining for
her in a charming manner and on
Friday morning Mrs. W. E.. La Grone
gave a bridge party complimentary,
at the conclusion of which a course
luncheon was served.
Miss Mary May, of Greenwood,
has been for a visit to friends..
On Thursday afternoon the club
that is composed of all class mates
of school days gave a kitchen shower
for one of the members, Miss Ra
chael Simmons. This was in the home
of Miss Marie Lewis and was most
The gifts were useful ones, all in
aluminum, and after these had been
given the hostess served a salad
course with iced tea, in pretty style.
Mrs. B .T. Boatwright entertained |
with a lovely reception on Wednes-*
day afternoon at her home, "The Ce
dars," in compliment to Miss Ruth j
Crawford, who will spend this winter
in her home as governess for the
There were other honor guests in
the receiving line: Misses Barr, Hut
to, and Bailey, High School teachers,
and Miss Rontt, of Richmond,*jSita
The rooms were artistic ^n'$tiU&
autumn flowers and foliage, a?jjaHH
eral fr'iend?^aisted in TeeeiviirjpHB
directing the guests. Mesdames J. W.
Browne and M. R. Wright being in
the hall, Mesdames P. N. Keesee and
W. A. Mobley in the parlor and in
the dining room, Mesdames Joe Cox,
F. S. Williams, F. S. Bland, W. E.
LaGrone, J. A. Dobey ar.d Miss Or
lena Cartledge. In here b^ck cream,
pound cake and mints waa served.
During the reception Mrs. G. D.
Waiker furnished sweet music.
Personally, and on behalf of the
Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church I wish to express our sincere
thanks and deep appreciation to all
who helped to make the 1920 Great
er Edgefield Minstrels a success, es
pecially to Miss Ruth Lyon who play
ed the accompaniments, never miss
ing a single rehearsal, and the young
men who made it possible by their
prompt attendance, clever acting
and fine singing. The financial result
was as gratifying as the success was
great, the receipts amounting to
$410.70, more than was ever realized
at an entertainment in Edgefield be
SARAH R. COLLETT, Pres.
In Memory of a Life Long
I have known Mr. C. M. Wil
liams, for at least fifty-five years,
and to ?say he had no faults
is not mine to say, but will say
that they were so few and far be
tween, and so close akin to his
many virtues that a difference is
hardly discernable. Therefore it is
my purpose to speak of his sterling
worth as a man indeed, a good
citizen, neighbor, friend, father and
He was ever ready to lend help
to the needy, and protect those
who needed protection. He always
had undaunted courage sufficient to
defend the right and condemn the
To his children, I will say, emu
late his many virtues and you will
never be hurt thereby.
E. M. McCRELESS,
Wanted: Lumber hauled from
Meeting Street. Price paid' $7.00 per
thousand. See B. L. Mums at Edge_
A. H. Forrester & Co.
[Miss Florence Mims Writes of]
Reception to Teachers.
I think that people use slang in.
I many cases because it *seems to he'
a little more expressive of just the
thought they intend tovconvey. Huw?
ever, it seems to me that the Indian'
names that have attached themselves^
to the various lakes, cities and rivers
in our country are more musical and'
descriptive than any other words
I which the English language has*J
If such Eastern names as Singa-t
I pore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and To-' ;
kyo are redolent with the atmos- 1
phere of banyan trees, spices and
cherry blossoms, so such names as
Esquagainaa, Minnehaha, Mesaba
and Biwabik are suggestive of pine
trees, white birches, canoes, snow
shoes and moccasins. Each word is to
me a picture itself, and each sound
a little melody.
The Indian is the only one of the
races I have observed in America
[ who has not adapted himself to.
American civilization. He is pictur
esque in his native wilds but sordid
when forced to substitute a house'
for a wigwam. One can hardly .blamey
them for preferring fresh venisons
roasted on coals and eaten around a
sequestered fireside with an after
dinner smoke of the pipe of peace,
to the more modern bacon shipped
by way of a Chicago packing house. i
[?ut their grievance is between their1;;
?ancestors and ours who are respori
I sible for the happenings of three hun
dred years ago.
Speaking of Esquagainaa, it tk
nothing less than the name of a love
ly lake and a country club where the
faculty of Hhe Aurora schools were
entertained several evenings ago.
Fifty of us drove in cars twer . T-:
Inside, the floors wer- w
?those who wished to dance,
ings were huge beams that extended
the length of the hall.
On entering we looked up into the
face of a deer with branching ant
lers, a deer that in all probability
roamed the forests surrounding this
very lake. On one side a huge fire
place stood ready for crackling fires
(and toasting marshmallows when in
winter the winds whistle across the
frozen lake, and the birches have
dropped their crimson leaves and
stand like bare sentinels at their
The moon rose with such dazzling
splendor that it seemed a pity we
could not hold it there till all the
world might come and look. Soon a
little canoe was splashing its way
[across the motionless water.
At midnight a lunch with hot cof
fee was served in the long club din
ing hall, and shortly before two the
cars were being prepared for the re
turn ride to Aurora. Mr. and Mrs.
Authur Reese of the Aurora State
Bank were the host and hostess on
As we wound along back through
[the forest some one began to sing
"A Perfect Day," and we all involun
tarily joined in, and afterwards sang
many old melodies which were fa
miliar to the faculty from the many
I wonder now, as I think of it,
what the Indians who loved the lake
so well, really meant when they call
ed it Esquagamaa.
v FLORENCE MIMS.
Card of Thanks.
The figures of the seoond election
show that I have been chosen one
of the county commissioners, and
for this manifestation of confidence
I am deeply grateful. It is ray
purpose to be the servant of all the
people. I hope I may win the con
fidence of the people to such an ex
tent that I may be able to relieve
Mr. Edmunds of the heavy duties
of supervisor at the expiration of |
four years. I have just as kind
feeling for those who did not vote
for rae as for those who did.
T. L. Talbert.
Wanted: Two good mechanics at
$3.00 to $4.00 per day. Apply to ?.
D. Mims, Clark Hill, S. C.
M?s. Lott Writes in Behalf of
? In all ages, woman has been call
ed upon to solve momentous prob
lems. Problems on which depended
important issues, often the life, or
tfct?h of a nation.
? .Who do?s not admire the bravery
of- Queen Vashti in forfeiting her
?iHgdom rather than submit to the
l^igrnty which a compliance with
W<?', drunken commands of the king
c"'$ueen Esther laid her life on the
al?tr, as effectually as was Isaac's
Wwm she appeared before the king
lo. intercede for her people. The
, would have been saved? Yes,
oes it not thrill the heart of wo
to know that to a woman was
? the privilege, and that she fail
jW? are working and living under
^ world conditions. What has
lome to pass was unforeseen, and
lih'?ught of even in the imagination
of che solons of today. A new world
condition has been brought about by
the enfranchisement of twenty seven
millions of American women.
J; feel called upon to urge upon
our women the vital importance of
realizing the responsibility resting
upr;n them as American citizens.
The great problem of life is real
?mg-,personal responsibilities. Every
w6m"an should register; it is not only
? privilege, but a duty.
When we have registered, then be
gin to;be informed of conditions and
needs..' Information creates interest,
whir*. in turn, creates helpfulness.
Le r's "have a clean government and
above all things let's have a Chris
ti::)-! government. And let's show the
~~ .uw w? are intelligent human
? ?Ie of accomplishing
The Trenton W. C. T. U. gave
its annual reception to the teachers
of the high school on Friday eve
ning last at the home of Mrs. D.
R. Day that had been tastefully j
decorated for the occasion with
palms, ferns and golden rod. There
were about seventy guests iuvited
to meet the teachers and enjoy the
delightful music; also the refresh
ing punch and the ice cream and
cake served throughout the eve
Miss Leila Qcarles has a very at
tractive guest in Miss Rebecca
Bannon from Kingstree. In honor
of her visitor Miss Quarles enter
tained a large number of the young
people on Wednesday evening.
Progressive Conversation was en
joyed and music from an Edisou.
At a late hour refreshments were
Mr. Wise is at home after en
joying a ten days' stay at . the Isle
There will be a lull now in the
social affairs of the young people
since so many have returned to
their college duties. Those who
have recently gone are Misses
Edith Herlong and Mary Helen
Harrison; Corinne ^'arke, Win
throp; Willie Padgett and Ray
Black, Summerland; Laurie Moore,
Chicora; Lena Long and Lillian
Marsh, Columbia, Messrs. Wright,
Moore, Marsh, Long to A. and
M., Raleigh; Lewis Moss, Furman;
Hugh Clarke, Cidadel.
Miss Madge Mays, of South
Edgefield, has been the attrac
tive house guest of Mrs. S. A.
Mrs. A. B. Miller was hostess to
a large number of friends on Tues
day after non at a delightful rook j
party. Tables were arranged for
thirty-two players. The guests
were greeted on the piazza by Mrs.
Miller and her little daughter, Rosa
May, and refreshed with punch by
Miss Orrie Sabe Miller. The color
scheme of brown and gold was
evidenced in the vases of yellow
cannas and autumn leaves, and
also in the refreshments which con
sisted of caramel and nat cream
and chocolate cake.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Mil
ler, from New York, are visitors at j
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zonney
Mr. Edmond Harrison's many
friends will be glad to know that
he has continued to improve since'
his return home from the Universi
None of toe early Fall par
ties have been more beautiful
dr more thoroughly enjoyed
joyed than that recently given by
Mrs. E. L. Ryan, when she enter
tained for Mrs. Reuben* Kyle, 'from
Columbia, and Mrs. B. J. Howard,
from Beech Island. The guests
were received by Mm T. P. Salter,
and were then served punch by
Misses Grace Salter and Miss Mi
riam Holland. Eight tables of
rook players enjoyed the hospi
tality of the young hostess, and the
elegant salad course that she had
prepared for them.
Miss Ray Swearingen will leave
home in a few days to enter the
conservatory of music at Ithaca,
N. Y., where she will oontinne the
study of voice. Prior to her go
ing, Miss Julia Wise entertained a
large number of friends in her hon
or on Saturday afternoon. Rook
was enjoyed, also music, the young
honoree never singing more beauti
fully and with more feeling than
on this ocoasion. Before the guests
departed the young hostess 6erved
Mr. W. M. Addison, from Co
lumbia, and Mr. Etheridge from
Saluda, have been recent visitors
in the home of Mr. L. C. Eid
Mr. William Bettie is at home
after a visit to his sister, M re.
Wolfe, in Orangeburg.
, Mr. W. H. Moss 6pent several
days of the past week in Green
Mrs. Frank W. Miller's home
was thrown open to quite a num
ber of her friends on Friday after
noon in honor of Miss Mary Gib
son, of Macon, who is visiting Mrs.
J. W, Miller. Mrs. Miller's color
for this lovely occisi?n was yellow
and green, the flowers, score cards,
mints, dolleys and even the elegant
she served carrying
Mrs. C. D. Brown, from Kin fi
fi tree, is visiting in the home of bor !
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
The K. K. Club was entertained
on Wednesday afternoon by Mrs.
Julius Day. Music wa3 enjoyed,
also a flower contest. Before the
guests left for their homes Mrs.
Day served delicious block cream
Mrs. Kiley and Mrs. Jordan,
from Charleston, W. Va., have
been recent guests of Mrs. Ed.
Miss Helen Marsh has gone to
Aiken, where she accepted a po
sition in the high school to teach
Mrs. J. W. White, from Louis
ville, Ga., who has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Crouch,
has gone to Augusta to be with her J
husband, who is still at the Uni
Miss Corrie Thomas has gone to
[ Columbia, where she has accepted
a lucrative position asstenogiapher.
Meeting at Horns Creek.
On Saturday afternoon, the
Hhrns Creek Mission Society held
an enthusiastic meeting of all their
members at the church. Mrs. Ma
mie Cheatham Timmerman con
ducted the devotions and Mrs. J. L.
Mims was called upon to take
charge of the programme for State
Mission Day. All the society sat
out near the door and held an en
formal meeting, singing without
any instrument, the old-limes
It seemed that every lady and
child in the community was pres- j
ent, but Mrs. Newton Fair and
Mrs. Pierce Ryan were missed, not
being able to attend on account of
indisposition. Mrs. P. H. Bussey
told about the first day of the
Union Meeting at Modoc.
At tue close of the meeting every
body repaired out under the trees,
aud an elaborate salad course was
served in picnic style and iced tea
accompanied it. Mrs. Wesley
Cheatham of Edgefleld was another
gueet of the occasion. Mrs. Susie
Miller, who has beer, the faithful
leader so long was there also to
make the occasion more enjoyable.
Hms i'd Soras, ?rter Sememes Won't Cui&
The worst cases, uo matter of ho w long s tandie
sre cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr,
Porter's Antiseptic Healing OU. It relieve!
Pain And Heals at the same time. 25c. 50c. fl J?
Meeting of Cotton Growers'
Pursuant to a oall of Governor
Cooper a meeting of the Cotton
Growers' Association was held in the
Court House Monday. In the absence
of the president of the association,
Mr. B. B. .Tillman presided. After a
general discussion of. every phase of
the present cotton situation, espe
cially the marketing situation, upon
motion of Capt. J. B. Blocker, the
following resolutions adopted at the
recent Montgomery convetion were
adopted without a dissenting vote:
"That the minimum cotton
price for the 1920 cotton crop
.be fixed at 40 cents until the
first of November, thereafter
said price to be increased one.
cent each month.
"That 25 per cent of the best; '
grade of cotton be retired untiL
the summer of 1921.
"That all cotton be held off~
the market until the minimum
price be reached.
"That the acreage of the 1921
cotton crop be reduced "one
"That this county associations
provide adequate means for
warehousing the cotton crop of.
1920 in order that the same maw
be properly financed."
Mr. Tillman urged organization of
the part of the farmers, stating that
there is absolutely ho hope for their
financial independence until they
are thoroughly organized. He cited
the experience of the asparagus grow
ers to prove the beneficial effects
that will follow the organization..
Five years ago asparagus sold for
$1.05 per dozen bunches, while now
under organization and co-operative
marketing it sells for $5.05 per doz
en bunches. . Without organization
asparagus growers had no voice in
read a letter from Orangeburg set
ting forth the vast benefit the gov
ernment cotton graders had been ta
that town and to the farmers who
sold cotton there. The splendid ser
vice which the cotton grader is now
rendering to Edgefield farmers was
pointed out to the people present.
Mr. Gordon made a brief statement
himself urging farmers to co-operate
with him in his efforts to serve the
Mr. S. B. Nicholson spoke of the
increased warehouse facilities of
Edgefield. One new warehouse of
600 bales capacity has just been com
pleted and others will be erected,
Which will in the end take care of
the interests of all farmers who de
sire to store their cotton here.
Carrying out a resolution which
was adopted, Mr. Tillman appointed
committees in every school district
to make a thorough canvass for
members of the association and to
make their report at another meet
ing which will be held at Edgefield
Thursday, September 30. On that
day there should be hundreds of '
farmers here'to continue to plan for -
their protection and preservation..
A Cordial Welcome;
Edgefield is very glad to wel
come to our town ae a permanent
resident Mr. D. E. Lanham, who
has recently removed from bis
splendid country home at Ropers.
His family are Misses Emmie,..
Lila and Grace. The latter left,
this week for Limestone College..
They are oconpying their home
recently occupied by Mr. Jas. T~
Dr. Whaling in Edgefield.
Many people from the various"
churches availed' themselves of the
opportunity on Sunday morning? of
going to the Presbyterian ohurch
and hearing Dr. Whaling of the
Presbyterian Theological Seminary
in Columbia, who gave an inspir
ing sermon on "What it means to
be a Christian.
Lest You Forset.
Let me remind you that Chamber
lain's Tablets not only cause a gentle
movement of the bowels but improve
the appetite and strengthen the di