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ED?EFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, ?921
Watch Night Services Held.
Mr. F. M. Boyd Married.
Mr. Lott Entertains
With Stag Party.
Watch night was observed at ibe
Methodist church on the last night
of the old year, and upon invitation
of the pastor, Rev. David Kellar,
there was a large crowd, many of
the other churches joining in the
service, which began at 9 o'clock.
A very interesting service of song
and prayer, readings and talks was
arranged and about the middle of the
watch a love feast was enjoyed.
As the hour of twelve came every
one was bowed in prayer, which was
led by the pastor, who thanked God
for His loving* and bountiful care
during the year and pied for His
guidance as the new year was being
The church bell pealed in the New
Year and all over town could.be
heard loud proclamations that indi
cated the arrival of the New Year.
On Tuesday evening, December
27, a Christmas tree was held at the
Baptist church, and this was a large
and beautiful one. The tree was bril
liantly lighted with red and blue
electric lights besides many candles
and the toys on it made it a sight that
was lovely to behold. Every child up
to 12 years of age received a gift,
and a bag of goodies, and every per
son tn the building enjoyed oranges
and apples from the pyramids of
fruits at th?' tree.
A>fire place was arranged and San-'
ta Claus really came, and after a
talk to tiie boys and girls, distribu
ted the gifts.
The .occasion was one of great hap
: pin ess and pleasure both to young
and old, and the- Sunday school
should never let another Christmas
pass without the Christmas tree.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Mitchell of
Batesbnrg have been guests of Mr.
and Mrs. David Kellar.
Mr. Dorri of Spartanburg spent the
past week here with his sister, Mrs.
J. A- Dobey. i
Misses Louise, Marion and Stew
art Boyd spent a part of the Christ
mas- season here with friends.
Dr. Mal Anderson is spending a
while here in the home of his uncle,
Mr. Tom Milford.
Misses Paysinger and Wheeler and
Mr. S. T. . Paysinger of Newberry,
have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LaGrone and
children spent last week at Aiken
Mrs. LaGrone and her 'daughter,
Miss Ada LaGrone, who reside in the
'Dry Creek section contemplate mov
ing to Johnston soon, having purchas
ed the Cassells dwelling on Academy
Miss Virginia Harrison entertain
ed with a charming party on Thurs
day afternoon in honor of her guest,
Miss Perkins of Rochester, N. Y.
After a cordial welcome all were
seated, for [ a game of Rook, which
proved "very pleasant. The honoree
and Miss vMeIntire ,another guest of
honor were presented with beautiful
boxes, of correspondence cards. The
hostess served a delicious sweet
course. All had the pleasure of hear
, ing Miss Perkins sing, who has a won
derfully sweet voice.
Miss Leda Gall, of Leesville has
been visiting Misses Marion Turner
and Mary Walker.
Mr. john Howard Black spent
Christmas week at Anderson in the
home of his uncle, Mr? J. M.. Black,
and aunt, Mrs. Lomax.
Mr. John Browne is having a two
story dwelling erected on his lot on
Academy street, which will be a very
attractive place when completed.
It has been decided to have a sec
retary for the weekly Baptist prayer
meetings, whose duty it shall be to
"seep a record of the attendance, re
cord all chief points of interest. The
secretary will always be on hand
early to assist in welcoming all. Miss
Hallie White has been asked by the
pastor of the church to act in this
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wertz of Co
lumbia have been for a visit to rela
Mrs. Walter Hendrix and Miss
Floride Hendrix of Leesville, have
befen guests of their aunt, Mrs. J. M.
Mr. Jack A. Lott entertained with
a stag party on Thursday evening,
having with him twelve of his special
friends. With such a jolly and genial
host, the evening was a most enjoy
able one. .
An elaborate dinner was served in
courses and after this all gathered
around the fire in the living room and
enjoyed cigars and aH being in a hap
py mood^the conversation was very
bright, with mach laughter.
Miss Mary Walker entertained a
number of her friends on Tuesday
evening with a beautiful party. The
home was attractively decorated* and
much good Christmas cheer abound
ed. Progressive conversation was the
chief amusement and after music, ai
dainty sweet course was served..
Mr. F. A. Suber has returned
from a two months' visit to his
daughter in Jonesville. r
Mrs. Mclntire ' has returned to
Mullins after a visit to Mrs. B. T.
Boatwright. While here she was the
recipient of much social attention.
Miss Louelle Norris of Columbia
was a welcome visitor here last year.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton
have returned to their schools after
a ?'-wo weeks' stay here at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brunson of
Augusta have been visiting in the
home of Dr. J. A. Dobey.
i Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell are at
home from a few days' visit to Green
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant and
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wright spent
Christmas at McCormick with the pa
rents of the first mentioned.
Mr. L. L. Miller of Richmond, Va.,
was the guest of friends at Christ
Mr. F. M. Boyd and Mrs. Grubbs
were married in Augusta last Wed
nesday and following their marriage
they went to North Carolina where
Mi*. Boyd is now in business.
The bride had been a resident of
Johnston for a year, being a capable
trained nurse. Mr. Boyd lived here
many- years and has warm friends
who extend good wishes to the two.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mobley who
have been in Richmond, Va., for sev
eral months arrived last week for a
Messrs. David, William and Roland
Ouzts spent last week here under the
Mrs. Mamie Huiet .and Miss Eliza
Mims contemplate making a visit to
the family 01 the former's son, Mr.
James Huiet of Florida. They will
probably leave in about a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mobley of Thomson,
Ga., have been visiting Mrs A. P.
Miss Daisy Sawyer, of Georgetown
is visiting her sisters, the Misses
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh, are at
home from a three weeks' stay in
Mr. and Mrs. * Albert Lott have
been visiting at Trenton in the home
of Mrs. Arthur Webb, and the little
son of Mr. Webb accompanied them
bapk for a visit.
Mrs. P. B. Waters was hostess for
the New Century club Tuesday, De
cember 28th, and the meeting was a
most pleasant one. At business it was
decided to make all charter members,
who were not now active members,
?honorary members; to make seven a
Library work was discussed and
several plans for work along this
line made, and "book week" was to
be celebrated among the young folks
with a book party.
A sweet and attractive program of
Christmas was carried out, beautiful
music adding to it. The hostess serv
ed a salad course with pound and
fruit cake and coffee. The favors
Mrs. Mamie. M?ul, a former resi
dent, but now of Charleston, has been
visiting Mrs; J. A. Jordan.
Mr. Edward Parrish of Newberry
has been the guest of relatives.
U. D. C. Meeting. "
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy, Mrs. Allene Wright, presi
dent, will meet on Tuesday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock with Mrs. A. A.
Woodson. All members are cordailly
I Miss Florence Mims Writes c;
If it is true that the German Em-j
pire could be placed in the state of}
Texas, and' still have a part of the
state left untouched, ? wonder just!
how many South Carolinas could be j
made from one of these middle wes
tern states, which extend to Canada!
on the north and many hundreds of |
miles to the south?
On Tuesday night, December 21,\
II left Aurora, Minnesota, for my
Christmas vacation of two weeks..
Such are the train connections, that
I spent an entire day and night in
Duluth before being' able to, get a
train for my first destination, Plain-'
field, Wisconsin. Then I spent anoth
er night and half a day on the jou'r
j ney there, which was not so long but
I tedious. ? ,
I think a more flattering rind well
meahirig name might have been given
tho place than .Plainfield, for like
Edgefield, the name gives it nothing
to live up to, so that it may continue.,
to be ""plain," even as Edgefield has
continued to be the "edge** which
connects the surrounding country
with the railroad and Trenton, the
starting point for every place,
either for Vaucluse or Europe.
I do not mean these remarks to be
disparaging, for there is nothing in
a name. ? ' ,
Wisconsin is an Indian nam
"whose meaning I have b?en unable
to find, t is a state of forests, marsh
es, grainfields, manufacturing plants,
"hikes and excellent schools. /
On arriving in Plainfield, I was
met by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony, the
latter a good South Craolinian, or at
least an adopted one, whom our state
regretted greac" to relinquish sev
eral years ago, as Miss Gertrude
'eeihne-ss-?' "-Carolina :
Bloom." I resemble the stalk more
with my resistance of this climate,
but I have several nick names, all of
which I enjoy. One friend calls me
"The Dixie Flyer." Anything that
savors of the South is acceptable to
Automobiles and aeroplanes are
prosaic when compared with the ex
hilaration of a sleigh ride, when the
bells are ringing in rhythm with the
horses' hoofs on the snow.
"Necessity is the mother of inven
tion," hence the little coop-like ar
rangements which fit on the sleighs,
and form a little house. In this one
glides along warmly and comforta
bly, peeping through the window at
the snow-laden trees and the mas
sive icicles hanging from the roofs
of the houses.
Such a ride in such a novel vehicle
brought us to Mrs. Anthony's hpme,
where warmth and good cheer await
ed me. The home is situated in the
midst of the North Central Wiscon
sin marshland, of which there are
between two and a half and three
million acres in the state.
When I was told that the temper
ture was nineteen or twenty degrees
helow zero, Friday night at 10
o'clock on returning from a sleigh
ride to the school Christmas' tree, I
could scarcely believe it, for the
weather has a way of freezing with
out freezing you. Such is the way of
this blustery northland, which "tem
pers the wind to the shorn lamb."
. This Visit was a splendid introduc
tion to the great state of Wisconsin
which I am travelling through.
December 30, 1920.
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of expressing
our thanks to the people of Edgefield
for their extreme kindness to us dur
ing the long illness and death of our
mother, Mrs. Bettie Thomas, and for
the beautiful flowers sent for the
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Morgan,
Thomas Thomas, 1
s Sam P. Thomas,
John J. Thomas,
Charles M. Thomas.
Capt. L. Y. Moore Entertained
Shrmers Most Loyally.
The most, elaborate affair of the
whole Yuletide was 'the dinner party
driven by Capt. L. Y. Moore on Tues
day'evening, December 28, the guests
.including only nobles of the Mystic
y The big long dining room was efT
?ectively decorated. . The Shrine col
ors, red, green and yellow, showing
w' the graceful garlands. i
^Dinner was served at seven o'clock
^d was in every detail a compliment
the culinary art of Mrs.. Moore.
Cavers were laid for twelve, marked
?wih dainty place cards.
'.'Che table was centered with a
h-.vidsome lace piece, which showed
t?^ Shrine colors through its beauti
ful pattern. On this was a reflector,
w?ch was, in turn, centered with a
handsome vase, filled with glossy,
ho% that was literally covered with
brr^ht berries. Tiny sprays of the
holly were arranged on the mirrored
surface of the reflector, doubling the
The chandelier over the table was
outjim'ed with red and green gar
Individual dishes of salted almonds
were' at each guest's place.
Tha_ first course was delicious
chicken noodle soup. The second
course included home cured ham, ;
hakes'/turkey with dressing, rice,1
gravy, macaroni, English peas, cel
ery, Irish potato chips, hot lunch bis
cuit ?h?i coffee with whipped cream.
Chicken salad on lettuce: hearts
?with tjed garnisholas was the fourth
course; ;The climax was achieved in
the fifth course. Genuine home made
Englishvplum pudding was arranged
on dessert plates, which were placed
in larger plates, having a fringe of
the festive holly sprays arranged as
a bord?i. On the pudding was a rich
ie and around it were
Mckens has memorar
Pound riarble, white and black fruit
cake completed the elaborate course.
Later, gathered around the bright
ly blazing fire, the congenial com
pany spbnt a happy evening and
many a, good yarn came with the
fragrant, blue haze of the "smokes."
Of course, no gathering of jolly
Shriners is complete without some
initiation, and so the genial host had
a chair beneath which an electric
heater was concealed and another
which was rigged up to give the oc
cupant a shock. As each guest ar
rived he was courteously shown to
these places. And although each no
ble had crossed the burning sands at
some previous gathering, he was not
immune to heat and shocks as his
hasty rising indicated.
Capt. Moore's guests included
(Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, Messrs.
! George and W. W. Adams, J. G. Hol
land, W. P. Yonce, M. D. Tucker.
Br. A. H. Corky, Capt. P. M. Fel
tham, and Mr. B. R. Tillman, J. M.
Vann and L. C. Eidson of Trenton.
The Shriners made a plan to have
meetings and are looking forward.to
many happy evenings together dur
Sad Death of Mrs. Glover.
Whenever death enters a home, re
moving a beloved member of the
family circle, with the vacant chair
at the' table and around the fireside
as a -constant reminder to bleeding
hearts, it is always sad, but when a
mother is taken, leaving children of
tender years, even a babe of a month
old, who will never know the price
less blessing of a mother's love, it is
sad beyond words to express. Every
heart of every friend and acquain
tance of that widely beloved citizen
of the Meriwether community, Wiley
Glover, goes out to him in this hour
of unutterable anguish of soul caus
ed by the death of his beloved wife'
who suddenly entered upon the sleep
that knows no waking Tuesday night,
without a moment's warning, ofr
Mrs. Glover was well when she retir
ed after an active day, busy about
the household, adding joy and sun
shine and happiness to loved ones in
the home, she breathed her last with
out a struggle.
About midnight Mr. Glover was
aroused from his sleep by the heavy
breathing of Mrs. Glover and also a
noise in her throat, and almost before
he realized that her condition was
serious life had-become extinct. . !
Not only does one feel deeply for |
a devoted husband so sadly bereaved
but one's heart goes out in deeper)
sympathy, if that be possible, to the |
seven children to whom the world
has been made colder, darker and
more unsympathetic by the taking]
of their best friend-mother! The
devoted father will, be unceasing and
untiring in his efforts to be mother
and father both to his darling" little
ones but mother's place in the. home
and in the life of her children can not
be filled by anyone. Mrs. Glover was
a devout Christian woman, having,
been an active member of Hardy's
church from her girlhood. Just why
we can not now know or understand,
but God has called her hence to serve
Him more perfectly where she will
await the coming of those near-?and
dear to her whom she left in the
earthly home. In this,issue will also
be found a beautiful tribute to Mrs.
Glover by one of her neighbors who
knew her well and loved hsr tenderly.
Our deepest and sincerest sympathy
is extended to our friend, the bereav
ed husband and to the dear little
children. ? -,
Beautiful Birthday Party.
Thomas Motte Kernaghan, cele
brated his fourth birthday with one
of the loveliest Christmas parties.
About thirty-five little friends gath-,
ered for the happy occasion.
The hall, living room and dining
rooms were elaborately decorated
with evergreens and Christmas deco
rations, allv the chandelier lights be
ing covered with deep red art paper.
The tea table was particularly
charming. From the chandelier, red
garlands were festooned. In the cen
ter of. the table were poinsettias. The
ped cream' and fancy cakes ww
A round of interesting games, per
taining to the Yuletide were played
by. the happy children.
The little host presented each guest
with an appropriate souvenir and
was, himself, the recipient of many
gifts with a shower of good wishes
for many happy returns of such
Master Thomas Mann Thomp
son's Sixth Borthday.
One of the happy events of the
Christmas season occurred at "Hill
Crest," when six little friends helped
young Thomas Mann Thompson to
enjoy the afternoon of his sixth
birthday. ' '
A feast of Christmas dainties was
[served late in the afternoon, the tea
table being in the big dining room
that was most festive with ever
greens, alight with the glow of many
candles. Centering the pretty table
was the birthday pound cake, with
six burning tapers arranged on its
white icing. Around the base of the
handsome old cake stand sprays of
holly with clusters of red and white
grapes and fruit was arranged on the
The young host presided with the
dignity and ease of accomplished ma
turity, his quaint charm of manners
being even more accentuated in his
courteous role of host.
After a While
"When the mystic veil is lifted
And we see with different eyes,
When the sorrow clouds have shifted
And reveal the happy skies;
When the burdens that we bear
Are lifted from our shoulder,
When we are free from care
And the pains we suffer smoul
When the gates of glory open
And we rest our weary soul,
When the shining lights begin,
Life's rosebuds to unfold;
There'll be happiness for all
If we meet trouble with a smile,
We'll t have sweet instead of gall
And all sunshine after a while."
W. S. G. HEATH.
Meeting of Farmers in Court
House January 15.
To the Farmers of Edgefield County-;
Owing to the heavy rains January
3rd, few farmers attended the county
meeting to discuss .reduction of
acreage or to pledge themselves to
reduce cotton acreage during ?921. .._
Mr. Thurmond, our president has
asked me to take some steps to ad
vance the work of the Cotton Asso
ciation in Edgefield. I am willing to
work with you always, and I w?t
work for you when it seems worth:
while, but I do not want to be a part
bf an association that does not fune- .
tion. There is no excuse for the ex-, *
ist en cc of an organization, unless it
has definite righteous aims, and
enough determination and activity
to accomplish its aims.
My information is that over a hun.
dred million dollars worth of farm
food stuffs was imported into Sooth
Carolina last year. That we have lost
more than a hundred million on the
last cotton crop is almost self evi
Every banker, every .merchant,,
every business man in the county is
richer or poorer, according to the
farmers' prosperity. If ways and
means can be devised for increasing;
the returns to the farmers, in the
name of all that is noble, the help.
The American Cotton association
wants pledges signed to reduce cot
ton acreage in 1921. To accomplish
anything final and effective the mem
bership of the association must in
clude practically the entire farming ?..
class. *'; ' ? .?;
If we intend to fight together, .
come, to Edgefield Court House Jan
uary 15th, at 12 o'clock. Join the as- .
sociat'"?-? ?r\? ioin in the movement^
IF . -
LET'- . '
George Evans entertained a num
ber of his friends at a seven o'clock
dinner on Christmas day. Those pres
ent were: Helen Nicholson, Elizabeth
?Lott, Mary Marsh, Lillian Pattison, .
Eleanor Minis, Elyse Hudgens, Ger
trude Thurmond, Leila Bland'Tomp
kins, Mary Lyon, John Wells, Dozier
Tompkins, Robert Ouzts,. Amos
Moore, , - Allen Edwards, Mitchell
Wells, B. E. Timmerman, John and'
When all the guests had arrived",
they were invited into 1 the dining
room where a delicious three course
dinner w?s served consisting of
cream of celery soup, a salad course
and gelatin and fruit-cake?
The guests then, repaired to the
[lawn where fireworks illuminated thc
air with their brilliancy.
After many games were played
and several hours were spent ri^con
tests and .other diversions the friends
departed, declaring they had the time
of their lives.
A Delightful Party.
One of the most pleasant occa
sions of the Christmas season was en
joyed by a host of young people at
the home of Miss Mary Lewis Tues
day evening, December 28. The hos
tess in her charming manner enter
tained her many friends at an old';
fashioned pound party. Her lovely
country home was decorated taste
fully with holly, mistletoe and many '
The hostess assisted by her hospi
table parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. AI
len, received the guests at the door.
They were then ushered into the par
lor where they enjoyed sentimental
music made by the piano and. Vic
trola. After the guests had all as
sembled they enjoyed amusing COE
tests. Later in the evening progress
ive conversation and appropriate
games were engaged in. J
As the clock was "striking the
hou1*" everyone assembled in "fte
spacious dining room where they en
joyed the delicious pounds of fruits,
candies, cakes, etc.
In the wee small hours of the night
the guests reluctantly departed, car
rying with them pleasant memories
of a most delightful time.
A GUEST? .