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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
W. C. T. U. Convention. Smith
Holmes Marriage. Death
of Mrs. Harriet Kenny.
Ball Game Played.
The two business days of the W.
C. T. U. convention were very full
and busy ones. ?
On Monday at ten o'clock the
president, Mrs. Joseph Sprott of
Manning, called the meeting to or
der. It was a source of pleasure to
have all the officers present, these be
ing Mrs. Sprott, Mrs. J. L. Mims,
Mrs. T. R. Denny, Miss Cleo Atta
way, and Miss Antoinette Denny.
There were only four superinten
dents of departments present, Mrs.
J. R. Montgomery, Mrs. Mamie Till
man, Mrs. J. J. Myers and Miss Zena
The convention was opened with
the Crusade Psalm, responsive read
ing, with prayer by Mrs. Morton of
Columbia. The delegates were wel
comed on behalf of the union by
Miss Zena Payne and Mrs. Nellie Mi
randi of Columbia made the re
The roll call and voting strength
of delegates was shown to be 67.
The reports of the officers were
heard and from these splendid work
of the year was reviewed. The re
port of the president was considered
one of the best and when she con
cluded, the white ribbon cheer was
given her. The report of the State
treasurer showed that over $2,700
had passed through her hands, leav
ing a balance of $900.
The report of the editor of the
Palmetto White Ribbon, Mrs. J. L.
Mims, was very interesting. She ex
hibited copies of the first issues and
had bound the^ past year's issues.
The W. C. T. U. is the only organi- i
zation in the state with an official or
gan "and this paper is well carrying
out its purposes. The state body is
deeply grateful to Mrs. Mims for her
.work in editing this, which she does
just for the love of the cause. The
Union Signal and Young Crusader
.were also presented. < . ^
i At 12 o'clock the memorial service
was held, there being several mem
bers who had passed into the Great
At one o'clock a luncheon was
served in the Sunday school rooms
and all seemed to enjoy this oppor
tunit of mingling and meeting with
During the afternoon the superin
tendents of the various departments
gave reports of their work. This or
ganization is rich in fields for work
in the various lines and much accom
plished good was reported.
In the reports of the unions Flor
ence had secured the largest number
of new members and had raised more
money for the cause. Aiken union
had done the best work in the Flow
Every one was deeply interested
in the work of the Travelers' Aid as
told by Mrs. Mirandi of Columbia.
Pledges for state work were taken
and nearly all the unions made
pledges, and many of the officers
gave personal pledges, the total be
ing over $800.
Monday evening was for the young
people and these boys and girls well
entertained the audience with songs
and recitations. Miss Ora Belle Per
ry of Johnston was presented the
grand gold medal in song.
Mr. Ned Nicholson of Edgefield
received the gold medal for decla
mation. Miss Inez Rhoden of John
ston received the gold medal in song.
All of the contestants did splendid
ly and it was really a task for the
judges to render a decision.
The chief feature of the session
Tuesday morning was the address by
Mrs. Walker of the Georgia W. C.
T. U., who was an honor guest. Her
message was a heart to heart one,
and will be of benefit to her hearers.
The address of Hon. B. W. Crouch
of Saluda was also one of much in
terest. His subject was "What steps
should our recently enfranchised cit
izens take to fit and prepare them
selves for their new duties and re
sponsibilities?" He congratulated
the convention body on being the
first to have a meeting that the wo
men might learn of duties of citizen
ship. He knew that the womanhood I
of South Sarolina could and woi
effect political affairs for go<
There are many organizations a
movements in our state of the v
men and all are productions of gr<
Following his address, a questi
box was conducted.
Lunch of fried chicken, ham, s
ad, sandwiches, pickle, cake and ic
tea was served. The men said the :
dies still knew how to cook with ;
their knowledge of the ballot.
The afternoon was taken up wi
the election of officers, all of whc
were reelected and also the superi
tendents of departments.
Mrs. J. L. Mims, chairman of coi
mittee on resolutions reported the
embodying the underlying principl
of which the state organizati<
stands. They were adopted. The
were several matters of mscellaneoi
business for discussion. The conti:
ued illness of the speaker of tl
evening was spoken of and it wi
requested by Mrs. Hatcher, local si
perintendent of the flower missio:
that flowers be sent her in the nan
of the W. C. T. U. Beautiful flowe:
"Blest be the tie that binds" WJ
sung, all in a great circle with hanc
clasped and after the Aaronic bern
diction the president declared tl
Tuesday evening a large crow
gathered to hear Dr. R. G. Lee c
Edgefield, who had very kindly cor
sented to take the place of th
speaker, Mrs. Perkins. Dr. Lee neec
ed no introduction and was hear
with much pleasure. Aside from hi
wonderful message, he is loved her
by all, who are ever ready to hea
him. His subject was "The value o
religion in ali things." He picture
the reverse and reality of this am
his whole address was a fitting mes
sage for the close of such a conven,
tion. During his address he. alluded ti
the women as they entered on dutie:
of citizenship. He said some peopli
seemed to fear that woman wouh
muddle things, would really mak<
conditions bad. He alluded to the al
ready bad conditions of affairs am
ended by saying that as to the bailo
box-it was indeed in need of som<
sweetening, some perfuming.
Collection was taken for stat<
work, amounting to S214.00.
Resolutions of thanks were reac
by Mrs. J. L. Mims. these being or
behalf of the convention body.
"God be with you till we meei
again" was sung as a final ending.
On Wednesday afternoon aooul
4:30 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. J. H,
Payne and little Margaret Helen
were taken desperately ill and it was
soon found they were suffering
from ptomaine poison. Physicians
were called'at once and had it not
been for such immediate medical at
tention their lives might not have
been saved. They were qute ill dur
ing the night but by next afternoon
began to reach a more normal state.
Just what caused the poisoning
has not been quite decided. The cook
was also sick but not as serious as
Mrs. J. D. Waters of Saluda visit
ed Mrs. Mary Waters last week and
during the latter part of the week
she and Miss Mallie Waters went to
Augusta to visit Miss Annie Waters.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Ben Wright.
Miss Lillian Mobley has recovered
from her recent sickness and her
many friends are delighted to see her
Mrs. Harry C. Strother entertain
ed last week and the occasion was a
most delightful one. The club is com
posed of class mates, so of course,
is a most congenial one. The time
was spent in chatting, music and do
ing fancy work, and during the lat.
ter part of the time the hostess in
vited her guests to. the dining room
where, at a prettily appointed table
a dainty salad course with iced tea
was served. She was assisted, in en
tertaining by Miss Frances Turner
and Mrs. Wallace Turner.
Mrs. Walter Ouzts has the sym
pathy of her friends in the death of
her sister, which occurred last week
at Troy, S. C. Accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Ernest Kemp, she
went to be at the bedside of her sis
Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins, who was
the guest of honor at the State W. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams
Celebrate Golden Wfedding.
On Monday Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Dorn, Mrs. J. P. Nixon and Miss
Helen Dorn attended the golden wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Adams at Plum Branch. They
reported a very pleasant day. A bar
becue' dinner was served and lu. ny
of the family and friends were pres
ent to congratulate this happy pair
on their good fortune.
Mrs. Adams was Miss Hettie Mims.
They now reside at Plum Branch,
their only child, Dr. Ben Adams be
ing a physician there.
Our informer as to the proceedings
of the day was a man. If a woman
had reported it, there would have
been many more frills attached to
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. ;
D. Willis of Gaffney was destroyed
by fire on Wednesday night about 10
o'clock while Mr. and Mrs. Willis
were away visiting at Greer. The
home had very recently been bought
and remodeled. Mrs. Willis will be
remembered by many friends as
Miss Marie Marsh, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Marsh of Harmony.
T. U. convention was taken quite ill
on Monday of the convention and
was unable to give but two address
es which were on Sunday. She
was in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
R. Wright during her stay here and
expressed her gre?t appreciation of
the kindness of all to her during her
sickness. On Thursday afternoon she
went to Augusta and from there to
Tennessee where she hoped to be
able to address the State convention
of the W. C. T. U.
Mr. Willis Holmes and Miss Mary
Smith were married Thursday after-;
noon.at/.fch.e home-of the bride'? pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Padgett.'
The affair was a quiet but beautiful
one, the home being artistically dec
orated for the occasion. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. W. S.
Brooke and after hearty congratula
lations and good wishes, a wedding
feast was served. Later the happy
pair left in their automobile for a
wedding trip, but they did not reveal
The bride was very sweet and win
some in a modish coat suit with all
accessories matching, and she carried
a shower bouquet. She is a lovable
young woman of many noble qualifi
cations. The groom is assistant post
master here and is a young man of
sterling worth. Their many friends
waft to them loving and sincere good
The gentle spirit of Mrs. Harriett
Kenney passed away during the ear
ly hours of Monday morning. The fu
neral was held Monday afternoon
at Harmony. A later notice will ap
The recent W. C. T. U. meeting
was held with Mrs. John Sawyer and
was in the nature of an echo meet
ing, all giving impressions of the re
cent state convention. A committee
was appointed to aid during next
week which is membership week, a
big drive being on. Mrs. L. W. Wal
ker of Georgia remained over to vis
it her sister-in-law, Mrs. T. R. Den
ny, after attending the convention
here, and gave a talk on "The women
of our state and the maintaining of
her womanhood." Mrs. Walker is a
gifted and charming woman.
The foot ball team of the Johnston
High school went over to Bamberg
last Thursday to play against the
team of the Carlisle Fitting school.
The visiting team was entertained,
most of them in the school barracks
and the boys all report a fine time.
Mr. William Watson of this place is
one of the teachers, Mr. Jacob Smith
a student, so there was much mutual
pleasure in the meeting.
Mr. Cleveland Derrick accompa
nied thr- team from here which is
composed of some star players. The
game resulted in a score favorable
to Bamberg but the young men so
enjoyed the trip and really did some
fine playing, that they returned in
such good spirits it appeared they
were victorious. The local team will
play North Augusta here on Friday
School Banquet and Reception
in Aurora, Minnesota.
. The old phrase "wined and dined"
is no longer good form. It is only
proper to use the latter part of the
expression. The Greek Bacchus, and
the American John Barleycorn, are
vanishing specters of an ancient or
der that is changing and giving place
to* the new.
We were dined on last Friday even
Jng at a sumptuous banquet given by
the school board in honor of the Au
: The dictionary says that a banquet
is a rich feast. That is an excellent
definition, and I cannot improve up
. On entering the hall we were:
greeted by light, color, and well ap
pointed tables gleaming with silver.
At every plate there was a tiny card
bearing on each the name of a favor
ed guest. Among the many ladies,
there were several gentlemen teach
ers, the superintendent of the .school
district, Mr. Stanley Adkins; the
principal, Mr. Paul 0. Stone, and
.several dignitaries, members of the
Aurora school board.
This particular form of repast of
fords food for .the mind as well as
the body. The genial toast master,
Mr. Adkins, put everyone at their
ease and began the programme by
calling on the teacher who had had
the longest term cf service, for a
speech. Her response was very clev
er as she welcomed the new teachers.
Mr. Halstrom, president of the board
made an address.
I myself am convinced that Aurora
is, an unusual town, for it has won
ders under the earth, in the form of
extensive mines, wonders on the sur
face of the earth as shown by its
very excellent schools and wonders in
the heavens above in the form of the
^?oriJ^ern Lights, or aurora borealis,
which play like search^Hgn'ts'' across
The response to the address of wei
come was given by Mr. Kirkpatrick
in behalf of the teachers. Mr. Blan
chette, also of the school board made
some witty remarks.
Some of the faculty have such
practical names as Barber, Barnes,
Church, Holaday, Sharp, Cross, Tay
lor, Stone and Soule, Miss Kief ar
ranged these in a number of puns,
which Mr. Stone read and the guests
were soon in peals of laughter.
Miss Helen Church and Miss Mary
Stevens delighted the hearers with a
vocal and a violin solo. Miss Barber
gave a piano solo, and the writer of
this article read two negro dialect
selections. Good cheer and comrade
ship were the keynotes of the occa
. At the conclusion of the program
the guests repaired to the gymnasium
hall, where an orchestra furnished
music for all who wished to dance.
The contrast between the solemn
ity of the school room and the gay.
ety of a social gathering finds a
school teacher enjoying herself more
than the ordnary individual. For the
school teacher has no less a social
side than an intellectual.
The fact that she has been as
sociated more with geography texts
and dictionaries does not make her
the less appropriate in a setting of
Japanese lanterns and frills.
To the Democratic Women of
Last week Mrs. R. A. Cooper of
Columbia called me up over the
'phone and insisted that I act as Dem
ocratic Committeewoman for Edge
field county to solicit funds for the
Democratic party from the women
of our county and from the men, too,
if they wish to contribute.
Already the .women of other coun
ties are contributing to this fund.
"The* State" of Sunday mentioned
the following gifts - from several
counties: Aiken, Mrs. W. B. Duncan,
chairman, $43; Calhoun, Mrs. T. M.
Wannamaker, $23; Chesterfield, Mrs.
William Pollock, $143.50; Newberry,
Mrs. R. D. Wright; $146: York, Miss
Margaret Gist, $14.
These reports were only partial,
as chairmen are asked to send in
their reports as soon as they are re
ceived, not waiting for the full col_
lections, so that the money may be
used as soon as possible.
One woman in another county sent
a check for $5.00 and said: "I did not
work for suffrage, but since it.has
been granted I think every woman
in che South should shoulder her
share of the responsibliity which it
Every Democratic woman in Edge
field county is asked to contribute at
least $1.00 to this fund. Let us as
patriots of Edgefield county be found
among the loyal and not be regarded
by the women of other counties as
Mrs. Richrd I. Manning of Colum
bia, National Committeewoman for
South Carolina makes an earnest ap
peal to the women of our state to
come forward promptly and enter
upon the new duties of citizenship.
Mrs. Manning says: "It is the imme
diate duty of every patriotic woman
in South Carolina to register and al
so to contribute to the National Dem
ocratic campaign fund. Formerly it
was just that we should leave it to
the men to raise a sufficient number
of Democratic dollars for the legit
imate campaign purposes, but now
things are different and the respon
sibility rests on the women as well
as the men."
The Edgefield officers* of the Wo
man Voters League as appears at the
head of this column are authorized
to receive and solicit funds from any
women in our country and the money
can be sent or brought to me at my
home or at "The Advertiser" office.
As fast as funds come in they will
be forwarded to Mrs. James Cain of
Columbia, State Treasurer.
In a few days, if Hb report is
made Mrs. Cooper will be calling me
up over the phone to know why there
is no response. I should be ashamed
to say to her that this appeal came
to an indifferent womanhood. Help
me to prove the patriotism of Edge
Mrs. J. L.' MTMS.
Coming! "A Rose Dream."
Little Rose, who has wandered
away from home and is lost, falls
asleep. The fairies find her and the
Fairy Queen designates * Hop-o'-my
Thumb to guide her through the
Land of the Lost, and later to Fairy
land, her kingdom. Little Rose, with
a band of Roses as her bodyguard,
sees much to delight and interest
her. The fairies with their dainty
charm; the mischeivous elves, who,
are never at rest, it would seem, the
giant Forgot-all these she meets
through her wonderful guide Hop
In the second part, they have
brought her to F?irylajjd itself,
where the lovely queen of the fairies
holds court. Can and Can't, the twins
are here, and Little Rose finds a tiny
bud amidst her bunch of roses. The
fairies and thc elves do their best to
entertain her, the Queen is most
gracious to her, but all this delight
cannot keep a mortal, Little Rose,
from getting tired and sleepy, and as
these are fairies of the day, the
Queen sends Hpo-o'-my-Thumb with
a message to Little Rose's mother,
that she will find her daughter sleep
ing 'neath the lilac tree in the park,
and the last chorus of the fairies,
preparatory to taking flight, leave
Little Rose sleepily leaning against
the Fairy Throne; even her attendant
r?sese are drowsy and drooping,
since the Queen tells us
"A mortal child can never stay .
In Fairyland but for a day."
And so the fall of the curtain ends
the day in Fairyland and A Rose
This charming little Fairy Operet
ta will be given by the children of
the first four grades on Friday night,
October 22, 1920. General admission,
35 cents; school children, 20 cents.
Married by Dr. R. G. Lee on Sun
d?y afternoon, October 10, Miss Ge
nora Shirley of Edgefield to Mr. Jas.
F. Corley of Cleora. The marriage
took place at the parsonage.
Married by Dr. R. G. Lee, Tues
day, October 12, at the parsonage,
Miss Sadie Redd of Edgefield to Mr. I
E. F. Brice of Winnsboro.
Miss Madge Mays Charmingly
Miss Madge Mays was the lovely
honoree at the party given in Tren
ton Saturday afternoon, October the
ninth by Mrs. J. G. Edwards and
Mrs. Sam. Morrall, at the latter's
Mrs. W. E. Lott received at the.
door, inviting the guests into the hall
where the Japanese decorations gave'
the key note of the charming scheme..
Quantities of deep red dahlias, red:
Japanese shades for the lights and
Misses Margaret Courtney and Su
san Mathis in red Japanese costumes
presented' a glowing picture, carrying:
out the far-East idea in the pretty
tea table where tea, favorite bever
age of the land of cherry blossoms,,
was served by the above pretty Japs
from real Japanese tea services.
Mrs .F. W. Miller and Mrs. Shealy
ushered the guests into the recep
tion room, which was exquisitely
decorated in pink. Vase? of pink
chrysanthemums and cosmos and.
pink Jap candle shades toned in with
the lovely pink window draperies.
The bride elect's custume of orchid
georgette with nature's touch of the
living green of stem and leaf, show
ingyin the becoming sash, and the
lovelly details of a corsage of pink,
roses and silver slippers, made an
enchanting picture as she received'
?with her two gracious hostesses and
Mrs. D. G. Gambrell, Miss Isabel
Bailey and Miss Ella Mays, Green
wood visitors in the home of the hon
oree's father, Mr. Sam Mays.
Miss Elizabeth Lott, in a becoming
pink Japanese costume, presided over
the bride's book, registering the
Music, which always adds so sweet,
a note was furnished continuously by
Miss Julia Wise, interspersed with,
two appropriate solos from Miss.
Ruth Tompkins and that f avorite old
love ballad. "Annie Laurie," ' sung
by Mrs. J. D. Mathis, beloved friend
of the bride's mother. As the notes 1
of the wedding march was sounded
two adorable baby Japs, Ella Mor
rall and James Mathis came in under
a Jap parasol, carrying a shower of '
exquisite gifts ivv the popular honor
guest, which they gracefully present
After seeing the many lovely
gifts, the guests were bidden into the
dining room where a buffet salad
course was served. This room was all
in yellow, chrysanthemums and
marigolds being used profusely.
The lace cover on the tea table .
contrasted with the yellow over
which it lay, yellow baskets contained
salted peanuts and as in the other,
rooms, the many soft lights shown
through Japanese shades being yel
low in the dining room to carry out
the glorious golden scheme. The elab
orate menu consisted of chicken
salad, tomatoes on lettuce hearts.
?with mayonnaise, potato chips, pick
les, crackers and coffee, served with
Little Janie Edwards was daintily
attired in a yellow Japanese cos
tume and she dispensed silken bags
of rice as souvenirs'of the beautiful
ly designed party.
The guests included Greenwood,
Edgefield and Trenton friends, who
enjoyed doubly the opportunity of
heing together and complimenting'
the bride elect whom all three places
lovingly claim. "\r
Old Friends Returned. i;
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bates ftf
Greenville and Miss Aileen 1.1 ?Gee
spent Sunday here with their aufrts,
Mrs. May Hartley and Miss Ella
Bates and cousin, Mrs. Feltham.
These friends and relatives oij so
many Edgefield people were heartily
welcomed. To prove that one cannot
even after years of separation, get
away from the heritage of the past,,
the soft, melodious voice which char
acterizes all the family was clearly
recognizable even in a conversation:
over the telephone. This short visit
must be only an introduction to
many longer ones.
Civic League to Hold Impor
On Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
in the library rooms an important
meeting of the Civic League will be
held, when committees will be ex-r
pected to make their reports..