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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S4 C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920 lyf No. 38
Woodward-Hill Marriage. Mu
sicale a Success. Club En
tertained. Death bf
j The marriage of Miss Alma Wood
ward to Mr. Hiram Warner Hill, on
December 15, is of much interests
The happy affair took place in
Washington, D. C. at Calvary Bap
tist church, and after a bridal tour
they will be at home to their friends
after December 25 at ?Columbus, Ga.,
the home of the groom.
The bride is one of Johnston's be
loved young women, who- has been in
Washington for the past two years,
where she had a government position.
Mr. Hill is .well known here, hav
ing some 'warm friends, and is to* be
congratulated .on having won so
charming a wife.
Miss Annie Crouch will leave soon
for a visit to a class mate in Florida
Mrs. Joe Cox has gone to>Fairfax
to visit her mother and before her
return -will visit relatives at other
Mrs. Fannie Boatwr.ght, the widow
af the late Mr. Elija Boatwright, died
last week at the home of her. daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Page in Atlanta
The news pf her death is learned
here with sorrow. For many years
Mfc and Mrs. Boatwright resided at ll
their large plantation near town and 11
as long as they resid?d here this
home was most hospitable and .espe- j
dally did the young people enjoy vis- a
tts, here. ' r
There' were four daughters and t
twp sons. The eldest child, Maude, j.
having died about 8 years ago. The
other children are Mrs. Percy Norris
sf Aiken, Mrs.' Speek of . Geffney,
Mrs. John Swearingen of North Au
a:usta and Messrs Russell and Keitt J ^
Boatwright.- ' j
Mr. Earl. Smith is out agam" after
i week's sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, Miss
Mary Lewis, and John spend Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Horne have
moved to Columbia to reside.
The first of the year Mr. and Mrs
Whittle and family will move to Co
lumbia to reside.
Rev. W. S. Brooke spent part of
ast week in Greenville attending the
ooard meeting relative to the Bap
tist Courier. The State Baptist Con
tention at the recent meeting pur
chased this paper.
Mrs. James R. ?Kelly of Florida,
las been the guest of relatives here
;he past week.
Dr. and Mrs. William Connerly
lave gone to North Carolina to visit
In the home of the former.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce is at home from
me Baptist Hospital and is now much
Mrs. Weinona Hart and Mr. Alon
sa Cato were quietly married on Sun.
lay last by Rev. W. S. Brooke. They
ire now domiciled in the dwelling of
Mr. Alonzo Horne.
Mrs. Ann Mobley is welcomed
lome from a visit to her daughters,
Mrs. Harry Hamilton and Mrs. Oliver
Hamilton of Virginia, with whom she
las been for a few months.
Mrs. Hamilton of Virginia is the
juest of her daughter, Mrs. Allen
A division meeting of tha Ridge
association was held Saturday at
Speigner Baptist church, the follow
ing attending: Mesdames T. R. Den
ny, A. P. Lewis, J. H. Payne, W. J.
Hatcher, Belton Stevens and S. J.
Mrs.. Carrie Padgett of Saluda and
Mr. Alex Watson were married at the
Methodist parsonage last week by
Rev. David Kellar. After a visit to
friends in Georgia, they will be at
home to friends at their home near
Upon invitation Mrs. O. D. Black,
first state vice president U. D. C., at
tended the Ridge Spring chapter
meeting and told of the proceedings
of the recent convention.
The musicale given Friday evening
for the benefit of Ridgedale academy
was a very enjoyable affair, over $40
being cleared. As only a small fee
was charged, this was considered a i
very good amount. ^
Misses Conya and Elliot Hardy o
who have been in Washington, D. C., (
'or the past year, are at home for
The young people of the various
?olleges are beginning to arrive for
he holidays, and the town seems to
>e much livelier. Several social af
fairs are already being planned for
The Baptist Sunday school is plan
ring to have a large and beautiful
Dhristmas tree this year, and1 Santa
31aus will come and meet all the'lit
?le boys and girls, and grown ups as
velL There will be a gift on the tree
:or every member of the Sunday
?chool and it is hoped that there will
lot be an absentee. It has been many
rears since the Sunday school had a
Christmas tree, and the last one was
irranged by the late Mr.. William D.
Turner, who made the occasion such
i memorable one that even now, the
frown folks, then children, recall
vith a thrill that' Christmas night.
The Woman's Missionary Society
s packing a box of clothing at the
lome of Mrs. M. R. Wright for the
>?n?fit of the Connie Maxwell Or
maji?ge. - .
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
Jillie have gone to Sumter to spend
Prof. and Mrs. .Scott of Batesburg,
(pent the week-end in the home of
)r. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey,
tMr. and Mrs. Mal Boatwright. of
he Philippi section have rented the
jangston home and will now reside
v Mrs. J. A. Lott entertained the
?lew Century club last Wednesday in
t most' enjoyable manner, and the
nembers arid visitors all enjoyed the
wo hours spent with the hospitable
During business it was decided to
ncrease the membership to 25 and
hose on the waiting list were ad
nitted. The club bought a $5.00 bond
p..aid in the tuberculosis campaign.:
A matter bf deep regvci to the?
ire club was the resignation of M
?. N. Lott, as a member. Her wisdom,
ounsel and literary attainments
nade her a most valued member, and
1er plac? cannot be filled. She was
nade an honorary member.
"Thomas Nelson Page" was the
uthor discussed during the program,
nd Mrs. Olin Eidson, as leader made
his part very pleasant.
The hostess served an elaborate
On Saturday evening the old Ba
on homestead at Harmony was
urned. It is sad to see such a land
nark and one of so many pleasant
ssociations pass away.
,'o the Public :
We, the undersigned merchants
nd gasoline dealers of the city of
Idgefield, owing to the fact that we
re forced to pay cash for gasoline
nd tooj we all know the scarcity of
he cash at this time, are forced to
:et the cash for all gasoline. This is
o go into effect January 1, 1921.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Yonce & Mooney.
Geo. W. Adams.
Hamilton Auto Company.
Chero-Cola Bottling PlaAt.
irlr. John Dunovant Entertains.
On Friday evening, December 17,
ohn Dunovant entertained a num
er of his friends at a lovely party.
When the guests arrived each was
rovided with a tally card and when
hese were filled the couples enjoyed
n hour of progressive conversation.
Liter that some time was spent play
ig "questions and answers' and
gossip." Then several victrola and
iano selections were given.
The boys and their partners were
ishered into the lovely holly decorat
d dining room where delicious am
brosia and cake and malaga grapes
Other games were played and the
?uests departed in a happy mood.
The guests present were Margaret
ladden, Dozier Tompkins, Mattie
launders, Gertrude Thurmond, War
en Wright, Sue Adams, William
>trom, Eleanor Mims, Amos Moore,
jily Holston, Truman Mundy, Tsa
.elle Byrd, John Wells, Helen Nich
lson, Mitchell Wells, Elise Hudgens,
?eorge Evans, Dixon Timmerman.
Delightful Meeting of ; the
U. D. C.
The Edgefield chapter U. 'B'?fi?
met with Mrs. N. G. Evans on Tues-;
day- afternoon for a delightful meek
ing. The business session was opened;
by the president. The Lord's prayerx
was repeated in unison, and the min
utes were read, by JVfiss Sophie Dob
son. Th? treasurer's report showed'
all pledges paid for the year..
Mrs. Wright read a letter from
our State vice president, Mrs. 0. Dv
Black, of Johnston, regretting hei; in^
ability to be "with us as she' had ac
cepted an invitation-to b? with the
Ridge Spring chapter on a like oc
casion. She sent a report from the
State convention which was held in
Greenville.. Mrs. Wright also gave ~&
few interesting points of data from
Mrs. McKinley's report of the gerir"
eral, convention held in Asheville,
which had appeased in the Confeder
A matter of business which is al
ways dear to our hearts is the send
ing of a' box to the County Honi?:
each Christmas. This was planned",
for the committee, being Mrs. J. B@j
?antelou, . at whose home the box
will be packed, Mrs. B. B. Jones anil j
Mrs. John, G. Edwards. Gifts of
fruit, candy, cake and tobacco ' ar'ej
requested. They are to be sent ti
Mrs. Canielou Wednesday the 22, '
As we are to take up for the com
ing year the ,study of South Carolina
writers the historian read a sketch'
of Henry Lauree, prepared by Miss
Mildred Rutherford. Mrs. B. B. Jones'
read a recent article in the Confed
erate Veteran from the pen of "C. A'.\\
Wright,, of Florida, a former Edge.- j
field man who wrote of the hine ?
Wright brothers iii the War Between
the States, among whom was J. Rus
sell Wright. Mrs. Jeff Wright was
asked to tell of this family which."she
did in her . usual v charming manner:
She;; also mentioned several - other
There lived and wrote in South
Carolina during the seventies a Geor
gia man, Carlisle McKinley, who was
in Columbia during the State Fair in
1873 and seeing a company of Edge
field cavalry pass, dressed in Con fed
erate gray, dedicated to them a beau
tiful poem. This "was read by Mrs.
Woodson, after which Mrs. N. G.
Evans read a lovely and flowing trib
ute to the old Southern slav j mammy
of a past generation . This was very
appropriate in view of the fact that
we as an organization are to be ask
ed to place a monument to a negro
slave who was killed by yankees be
cause he would not betray his mas
ter at the time of the John Brown
incident at Harper's Ferry.
This concluded the program, after
which the hostess, assisted by Mrs.
Herbert Smith served a delicious sal
ad course with tea.
A much welcomed guest of the oc
casion was Mrs. James 0. Sheppard,
who comes'from Newberry and whom
Edgefield takes to her heart.
Letter to Santa Claus.
Dear Santa Cluas
I am sorry you have not sold your
cotton. I hate for you to sell it while
the price is so low, but I want you to
come to see my two little brothers,
Rhette and Leonard Brooke, and my
two cousins, Mary and Lela Marga
ret. Their mother is dead and they
live with their grandma.
Mr. Brooke, our preacher lives on
the hill near our home and has four
little children, be sure and stop there.
Santa Claus, I wanted you to bring
me a wagon but as the times are so
hard I will do without. Santa Claus,
I will get a can of Prince Albert to
bacco from daddy and leave it on the
table for you to smoke in your pipe.
I am six years oid and go to school.
Am in the first grade. My name is
Edgefield, S. C.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants,
Charleston Wakefield, Succession,
Flat Dutch, by express.
. Ten thousand at $1.50 per 1,000;
five thousand at $1.75; one thousand
at $2.00; by parcel post prepaid,
one thousand for $2.50; five hundred
for $1.50; three hundred for $1.00;
one hundred for 35 cents. Full count
and satisfaction guaranteed. Lead
ing varieties of Potato Plants in sea
WATSON PLANT CO,
Edgefield, S. C.
Iv?iss Florence Mims Expl
an Iron Mine.
Some, time ago in a letter I s
of .tfee. wonders "under the eartr.
Aurora, meaning the great
mhi^'which have made this pai
theTcountry rich and famous.
> r-'^^Wednesday evening a part
"us'rp?c a trip down into the
fij?ffi mine, about a quarter <
iml?V;;.from the* town itself. S
the^was a.great deal of climbin
r?>.e>d??ie, we were obliged to wear
clol^eS^ thfrt the miners wore. O
ails^h&t had once been blue,
,'?p?fl^ that doubtless had been
covfj?t?? with mud and iron ore, \
giver'us' to wear. After looking ]
and ^hard at these togs, I summe
ail v.-e will power I possessed and
ing/.^I had stored up for the fut
I got.into the clothes and we sur
ed each other with peals of laugh
Each was provided with a hat f:
the Jocker of some sturdy Austi
or italian and unless one looked
the 'feet:and the face it could not
"toldj^hether we were real min
br^ minors, as some one suggested
which we all claimed to be.
.' ^Whenever I think of a mini
-thin?also of the story of Jean
Jeaj? in the underground sewers
Paris, though the mines unlike
sew^s, are sources of great wea
,The?entrance to the mine is exat
Hke'^he entrance into an elevator
the first floor of a building, only t
el?v^uor is called a cage and we 1
like "animals, in our outlandish su
d?e?nding into a den. A drop of 3
feet from the level of the grou
.proust us to the bottom of the mi
??M?? immediately thought of Edj
fie1ff<;?nd felt myself there on seei
tftflfct?cky mud just exactly like 1
red; old hills of Edgefield, I rea
dida't-minci' walking around in it,
fel^yabsolunely' natural, as though
hVi?;i?Jook up .over the clay bank a
I can think of no comparison tl
seems to. fit more aptly than that I
tween the subway and the mine. C
tracks run along leaving about
much space on either side as a c
track leaves in a subway and t
stations might be compared to tl
elevator! landings where the visito
get on and off.
Overhead the archways were qui
low. We wore carbide lights on oi
heads and someone was continuous
asking "Is my light out?" And tl
gentleman who took us through wi
there to replenish our headlights.
From one level to another v
climbed tiny perpendicular ladde:
with just enough room to stand o'
In fact I was such an unskilled climl
er and the quarters so narrow that
burned my hand on the light on m
I can think of no color combim
tion more vivid, not even the tang
of a few years back, than the re
mud and iron ore dust. My rubbei
are still wearing the effects of it an
someone on looking down at them tc
day said "Oh I see you have bee
down in the mine"-that in spite o
two cleanings I had given thom.
i Someone would call out every noi
and then- as we went along "Loo!
out for your head," for I was'absen
mindedly thinking of something ;
long way off and once I did hit th
top of the mine but came out wit!
my light still burning.
We all looked like statues of liber
ty on a dark coast.
On turning a bend in the passage
way we came upon some men at worl
and immediately offered the assis
tance of our mighty right arms. ]
took up a large shovel almost as long
as myself and managed to get twe
pieces of ore on it, which I almost
dropped on my foot instead of into
the ore car. Then I dug into the soft
ore with a tremendous pick axe and
succeeded in loosening a few pieces.
The miners, with their strong arms
almost tumbled backward laughing at
oui* feeble efforts. When one of the
small cars was full, we pushed it
down the track, though one hearty
foreigner in front pulled the car and
I doubt if the effort of the four of us
made any impression on it at all.
At least we gave the workmen some
thing to laugh over for some time to
Our hands were so thickly coated
with mud and ore from climbing the
ladders that we seemed to have on
tightly fitting gloves of mud. It was
a great experience.
Next, I would like a trip to the
northern lights in an airplane.
No Paper Next Week.
Following a long standing custom,
The Advertiser force will take a
short season of rest next week,
Christmas week, and no paper will be
published Wednesday, December 29.
The next issue of The Advertiser will
be published January 5, of the new
year. We feel sure that our readers
are willing for the makers of The
Advertiser to have a respite of one
week out of the fifty-two.
Cantata at Baptist Church.
Sunday night the Baptist church
was filled to overflowing, galleries
and all, with lovers pf music and with
those who' find comfort in hearing
the Gospel message. The story of
Christmas is especially appropriate
in song, as the angels on that first
great day sang in chorus from heaven
"Glory to God in the Highest, on
earth, peace, good will to men.'
Dr Lee opened the evening service
with prayer, the Christmas story
from the Bible being very effectively
read from the different gospels be
tween the three parts of the cantata.
The evening service was begun
with an organ prelude by Mrs.. Till
man, who also played all the cantata
accompaniments with great taste
The first part consisted of three
choruses, the first a full chorus,
"Angels from the Realms of Glory,"
then a chorus ofv women's voices,
"Hark the-Herald Angels Sing," fol
lowed by fuir chorus, "While Shep
Part II began with a trio, "Sing,
? l?JmJ^mi^cssc? Morn/' sung .by .
Misses Elizabeth R?insford, Miriam
Norris and Sadie Mims. , *
Chorus, "Hark, the Glad'Sound,"
then a solo by Miss Miriam Norris,
"Joy to the World." This was very in
spiring and the climax was a full cho
rus singing the familiar hymn "Joy
to the World."
Part III began with a full chorus,
"All Hail to Thee, Eternal Lord."
A solo, "The Shepherd," was beau
tifully sung by Mrs. M B. Tucker'
which was one of the most melodious
and sweet of all the selections.
A duet. "0 Saviour, Precious Sa
viour" wa?-given by Misses Elizabeth
Rainsford and Miriam Norris.
The concluding chorus was "All
Glory, Laud and Honor."
Quite a number of visitors from
Johnston. and'Trenton were present
and all the audience was cordially
greeted by Dr. R. G Lee, pastor of.
Music Club Will Enjoy Great
The Music club has been very for
tunate on several occasions lately,, in
having guests of honor at their meet
On Jaunary 1, New Year's Day
the club will enjoy an unprecedented
privilege in having as their guests.
Signora Carolina de Fabritiis and
Prof. Irvine, pianist, of Augusta, whc
will accompany Signora de Fabritiir
in her singing. The meeting will be
held with Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
president of the club.
Signora de Fabritiis is a very dis
tinguished vocalist and teacher of
voice, having graduated at the New
England Conservatory of Music in
Boston, and been one of the most
eminent instructors in that famous
institution for several years until she
determined to come south.
Prof. Irvine is one of the leading
instructors in piano in Augusta.
'Each member of the music club
will be expected and- the occasion
will be a very inspiring and delightful
How to be Healthy.
If you would enjoy good health
keep your bowels regular and your
stomach and liver in good working
order. This is easily done by taking
Chamberlain's Tablets. These tablets
strengthen the stomach and regulate
the liver and bowels. They are easy
to take and mild and gentle in effect.
They only cost a quarter.
Christmas Exercises at Higii
and Graded School.
It was a pity that all the mothers
and fathers did not go over to the
school on Friday and see and hear
what was going on. It was really a
very pleasant and interesting occa
sion. One way to keep young is to
keep in touch with the schools. It is
very commendable of the teachers
to do these extra duties in training
children and parents and those who?
are for Lunate enough to be parents;
would do well to lend their presence
on such occasions.
The following was the program as
Song by Second and Third grades.
Elizabeth Nicholson gave a storys,
"Why Chimes Ring."
Margaret Mooney, holding a doll
and seated in a little rocking chair
sang ? Christmas song to her dolly.
"The Story of Christmas Time"
was given by Dorothy Marsh, William.
Byrd and Elizabeth Kemp.
One of the most enjoyable num
bers on the program was a piano solo*
played from memory by little Esther
Rubenstein, eight years of age.
The first grade gave a song "Jolly
Annie Nicholson gave a reading
"Christmas Menu." and another lit
tle musician, Janie Edwards played
a piano' solo with much taste and
Little Naomi Davis gave a read,
ing "Is it so?"
Little Lina Jones was one of the
best in a reading "My Dolly's Stock
Isabel Byrd of the 9th grade play
ed well from memory a piano solo.
"Christmas Wish" was very well'
presented by William . Lynch, Mary
Lorene Townsend, Arthur Timmer
man, Clara Morgan and' Harry Paul;
and the third grade gave a song,.
"If You are Good' was a reading
Jerald LaGrone with chorus of three
or four fine little singers whose
names we did not get.
Eleanor Mims gave a piano solo,,
also Elizabeth Lott and May Rives,
all from memory.
Little Margaret Allen pleased
everybody with a reading entitled
"Looking for Santa," and a song
followed by the first grade.
The fourth grade gave a story by
verses called "Santa Claus and the
Mouse," and later a song.
Two especially good readings were
by Mary Cantelou, "Two Little
Stockings" and Helen Nicholson, "If
You are Good."
The devotional service was con
ducted by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor,
who read the Christmas Story from
the Bible and talked to the children
about its significance.
After a few lessons a Christmas
tree was enjoyed by* most of the
The annual election of officers for
the Edgefield Chamber of Commerce
will be held in the Court House on
the FOURTH TUESDAY NIGHT of
December, 1920, (28th inst.) at 7:30
o'clock, and the presence of every
member thereof is URGED.
J. H. CANTELOU, .
Death of Fred Harlingv
The people of Edgefield were sad
dened by the announcement early
this morning of the death of Fred
Harling, the second son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lem Harling, ' which occurred
last night at the home of his parents
near Millen, Ga. The meagre report
of his death was to the effects that ha
died from vaccination for smallpox*
Mr. W. H. Harling motored to Au
gusta early in the night upon the rer
ceipt of a telegram stating that Fred'
was seriously ill and caught a train:
to Millen. Later in the night he con
veyed the sad intelligence of his
death over long-distance telephone.
At the time of our going to press no
definite announcement has been re
ceived as to the funeral but it is pre
sumed that the interment will take
place in the Berea cemetery. The
Edgefield fviends of Mr. and Mrs.
Harling sympathize with them deep
ly in this dark hour of unspeakable