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. -and conceded as the largest and finest
collection of pictures and statuary in
the world. It is the home of the Mona
Lisa which created such a sensation
when it was stoletn a few years ago
but was afterwards recovered.. Also
of the Venus de Milo with which you
I enclose a few cords bought in the
Louvre as souvenirs, as you have not
the benefit of the Originals. I have
to stop for dinner now.
3 Rue Castiglione, Paris,
January 24, 1921.
]My dearest Mother:
I have just come in from "Au
Printemps," the largest department
store in Paris. It is by far the hand
somest place of the kind I ever saw,
and must be the best in the world. I
i save seen New York's best, and Lon
don's best, and they are not in the
same class with "Au Printemps."
Three buildings occupy the point
where three streets come together;
.the interior of the prettiest of the
three is circular, and standing on the
?first floor you can look to the top and
practically see everything in the |
building. Each floor is like the gallery
of a large theatre and each is a de
partment to itself. At the extreme
top is the "Salon de Tea" which I was
told was the best in Paris, so I make
it my business this afternoon to find
out. While it is probably the largest
I do not agree that it is the most ele
gant. In fact I know of several small
er places far more attractive to me.
You can find tea rooms all over
America, but I assure you compared
with these, they are a regular bur
lesque. Our people have not caught
the idea in the slightest yet, and when
they do and the right sort is started,
somebody will find the long talked of
"bonanza."" The first requisite will
be to learn to make tea, and~then fol
low that up with French pastries.
We are equal to the toast and
"bread side of the proposition, but
these pastries are a marvel to me.
You seldom see two alike and the
mystery is to try and figure out what
they are made of. When it comes to
cooking and the art of wearing
clothes, Paris can beat the world.
Many of the spring'styles are already
displayed and I can tell now, what
the fashionable young girl will be
wearing nj^ct summer in Asheville.
The windows here are decorated with
the touch of an artist; never very
much and are not crowded and jam
med as in New York, and even the
inside of the stores have that effect
of breadth and space which only an
artist could arrange. It almost seems
foolish to tire yourself out looking
at tombs, cathedrals and relics of
dead and gone ages, when life is pul
sating around you in every attractive
form. Everybody seems to lead a lazy
happy sort of existence; nobody eats
breakfast and there is no reason for
getting up, for if you do you will
have the whole of Paris to yourself.
No business opens until nine o'clock
and dress makers start at ten. If you
you go to a cafe before twelve, you'll
probably be the only person in it,
and everything decidedly unready for
We went to the Eiffel tower today
(located in the Champ de Mars), but
did not go to the top; it seemed such
a tame sort of thing for mountain
eers, and was lots more fun to sit in
the gardens putting questions to
Frenchmen and then figure out at
liesure their replies. It is a strange,
chattering sort of nation, saying as
much with gestures as with words,'
yet always very polite. We met with
one today who had been staying in
Wales and spoke English very well.
He seemed so proud of it that he
wanted us to move to his hotel so he
could have some one to talk with,
as though he had gotten above his
Paris has the biggest Opera in the
world and w? are anxious to go, so
today we went to the ticket office, all
the time wondering how we would
ever get located or find out the de
tails of time, price, etc. Imagine our
pleasure when we discovered an in
terpreter ready to take care of us,
and arrange things. She was quite
a young girl yet she spoke five lan
guages, and turned from one to an
other with equal ease whenever need
ed, and did it well, too. I suppose
she must be a high priced helper and
the magnitude of the place demands
such an assistant. Seats must be pur
chased at least a week in advance and
even then I am afraid we got a poor
selection, but it only cost six francs
(about forty-five cents in our mon
ey). Compare this with Grand Opera
in New York or Atlanta.
We have learned to find our way
?quite well now, yet we must be mov
ng on, so as soon as we get letters
from .home we'll have to go. It seems
ages since your letters arrived in
Lots and lots of love.
3 Rue Castiglione, Paris,
January 25, 1921.
I have been to the American Ex
press office twice for mail, but there
is now no hopes of hearing from
home till another ship arrives. I sup
pose we will move on tomorrow and
have our mail forwarded to Rome in
case any comes before we return.
The Opera was wonderful last
night, and it will stand out as one of
the memorable events of our trip
over here. This is given at the "Na
tional Academy of Music," and is the
biggest thing in Grand Opera in the
world. The building is a most artistic
and imposing structure in a central
part of the city, and your first im
pression is, it seems almost a waste
of space. There are large halls and
promenade galleries, and standing
around everywhere are officials in full
evening dress including the high silk
hats and white gloves. They direct'
you where to go, and there is an in
terpreter for every language. To
show youwith how much system they
have this business carried on, we
were careless enough to lose our tick
ets which I wrote you we had bought
a week before, and in two minutes
they -had located our seats without
any tickets at all. They had our
names marked on chart and we were
identified by our pictures on our pass
The Opera given was the "Legend
of St. Christopher" set to music by
a French composer named Vincent
d'Indy. The composer was present
and personally conducted the entire
performance. This emotional French
audience would rise to their feet and
even yell ?t times, in giving him an
ovation, and if so much as a whisper
was heard during any part of the
performance, they hissed their disap
proval of such discourtesy. These
people love art with such intensity,
that if you do not behave yourself
or show a lack of appreciation for its
beauties, I do believe they would just
as soon pitch you out as not. At the j
close of each act the entire audience
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Who will represnt Edgefield coun
ty in the contest for queen of Palma
festa (Palmetto State Festival) to
be held in the capital city March 27
to April 2? By means of a popular
voting contest through local newspa
pers during the next four weeks, can
didates will be chosen from every
county in South Carolina who will
go to Columbia as the guests of the
Palmafesta Association, which organ
ization will defray al! expenses, in
cluding railroad transportation, hotel
bills and entertainment. The young
women will be chaperoned by promi
nent Columbia society folks and will
feature in a week of entertainment
and social gayety which promises to
rival the famous New Orleans Mardi
Gras. During the week an election
will be held in Columbiato determine
the most attractive and popular
young woman from among the dele
gates assembled from the various
counties. The winner of this contest
will be proclaimed Queen or Palma
festa, and will be awarded a grand
prize consisting of a complete Spring
trousseau of the finest apparel ob
tainable. One of the leading moving
picture companies will film the queen
and her entire court and this special
ly selected galaxy of South Carolina
beauties will be sent far and wide
via the movie screen to advertise the
Palmafesta is to be an annual
Spring event, held in the capital city
for the entertainment of all the peo
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would go outside in the ?promenades
and walk around or odrer drinks, or
even go to a cafe in the Rotunda and
orden lnnch. A bell rings warning
them to return and in a few minutes
all are seated. A pin fall could be
heard in that huge crowd of attrac
tive, almost breathless auditors. It
lasted four hours and was almost one
o'clock when .we retired. Tonight
"Samson and Delilah" will be given,
and tomorrow night "Rigoletto,"
either one of which I would rather
have seen, but could get no tickets.
You can go to any of these for the
remarkable sum of forty cents
about the price of a common movie
While it seems wonderful, I sup
pose it is the crowds that render this
possible for the house is packed for
every performance, and it is hard to
get seats at all unless you apply
weeks beforehand.' It was .hard to
follow the story as it was all in
French, but we enjoyed the music,
the acting, and the dancing just the
We have just returned from a visit
to Napoleon's tomb. He is buried in
the Rotunda of the "Invalides,"
which was closed today, but by brib
ing the keeper he slipped us in
against orders. These people "beat
the Jews." They will do anything for
a bribe, and if you don't tip them,
they'll demand it, and will quarrel an
hour if the tip doesn't satisfy their
greedy souls. Granted everything is
cheap here, but when you include
the tips demanded, you have paid: a
good price for it all.
Goodnight dear, and God bless you
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LOST-Tuesday, March 1, on the
streets of Edgefield, a pair of eye
glasses. Finder will please return to
Geo. G. Mims.
EN OF FALMAFESTA
ractive and Popular Young
umbia for Week of
rch 27 to April 2.
pie of South Carolina. It will be a
week of many and varied attractions,
including the State-wide automobile
show exhibiting the late models of
cars, trucks and tractors; the spring
style show, featuring the latest cre
ations from the realm of fashion by
professional models to be imported
from New York for the occasion;
daily band concerts by one of Ameri
ca's premier musical organizations;
floral, trades, automobile and baby
parades; fetes, dances, social events
and special attractions at all thea
tres, with nightly exhibits of fire
works in which will be featured
specially designed set pieces depict
ing important events in South Caro
lina history. The auto show, stlye
show and fireworks display will be
staged at the State Fair Grounds.
In order to secure the most popular
young woman in Edgefield county
as candidate for Queen of Palmafes
ta, there is printed below a popular
ity voting coupon which is to be filled
out and mailed as per instructions
contained therein. VIoting coupons
will be printed in each issue of this
newspaper up to and including the
issu? of March 12th, at which time
the votes will be counted and an
nouncemnt of the winner made.
There will be no restriction upon the
number of each person may cast.
Every coupon clipped from this news
paper is good for one vote, and a
yearly, paid in advance subscription
will count 100 votes.
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BY HALL CAINE
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Pastor C. B. Wright Dead;
Buried Tuesday in Athens.
Rev. Calbraith B. Wright died at
the Baptist pastorium here Sunday
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He had
been confined to his bed about two
weeks and appeared to be better the
latter part of last week, but at noon
Sunday was stricken suddenly and
did not recover. His health had not
been good for over two years and
Bright's disease was said to be th?
cause of his passing away. He was
born near Johnston, S. C., and was
forty-three years old last September.
Brother Wright came to Warrenton
about ten years ago, since which time
he served as pastor of the Warrenton
Baptist church and of Long Creek
chureh, preaching two Sundays in
a month at each church, up to a few
months ago when he also became pas
tor of the Mill Creek church, preach
ing once there, once at Long Creek
and twice each month in Warrenton.
His bereaved wife and daughter,
Margaret, have the deepest sympathy
sf the entire county in this the sad
dest hour of their lives. Mrs. Wright
?vas before ' marriage Miss Mary
Holman, of Athens and is held in
.lighest esteem by all our people, hav
ng been a faithful and earnest helper
:o her beloved husband in his, the
lighest and most honored position
;hat a man can hold. Brother Wright
vas one of a large and influential
'amily and is survived by five broth
es and four sisters, all of whom lov
;d him dearly and were greatly shock
id and grieved at his unexpected
leath. His brothers are Messrs. Os
iar W. and Jefferson M. Wright, of
Tohnston, S. C., Dr. Horace L. Wright
)f George tc-. S. C., Mr. Henry T.
Wrig'-' of Batesburg, S. C., and Mr.
r.ulian C. Wright of Charlotte, N. C.
The survivnig sisters are Mrs. G. G.
Waters, Mrs. H.' W. Dobey and Mrs.
ff. J. Edwards, of Johnston, S. C.
ind Mrs. R. Y. Levell of Newberry,
Among the relatives who came for
he funeral were his brothers,, Messrs
)scar W., Henry T. and Jule G.
Wright; one sister, Mrs. Waters; a
lephew, Mr. Julian P. Bland, and a
leice, Miss Lizzie Wright, of John
ton, S. C., and a nephew, Mr. Colley
Wright of Batesburg, S. C. Mrs.
Wright's brother, Mr. Robert Holman
md her brother-in-law, Mr. Will
Scott were here from Athens Sunday
As a preacher Brother Wright
.anked high among those in this state
md never delivered a sermon with
>ut much deep study and prepara
ron. It is said of him that he spent
nuch time also on the short talks he
nade each Wednesday night at the
peayer meetings here and his hearers,
vhether of a sermon or talk, were
ilways deeply impressed by his
words. Every member of his congre
gations loved him and will long keep
iiis life in loving remembrance.
As a citizen, it wquld be hard to
find a man who loved his country
better, or who was more deeply in
terested in the temporal welfare and
uplift of all her citizens. During the
ten years he resided here he became
almost as a native son and deeply
loved Warrenton county, this being
evidenced by his words both in pub
lic talks and private conversation,
and it is needless to say that this love
was returned by our people of all de
nominations, and also by those not
affiliated with any church. As a hus
band and father, love and tenderness
marked his every word and act.
Funeral services were held in the
Baptist church here at 4 o'clock Mon
day afternoon and were conducted
by Rev. D. A. Howard, of the Thom
son Baptist church, several other min
isters taking part. Dr. E. J. Forres
ter, of the Baptist church at Sparta,
made a short but impressive talk;
Rev. W. F. West, of Thomson, offered
a fervent prayer, and a most beauti
ful tribute to Brother Wright's mem
ory was paid in a talk by Rev. J. 0.
Brand, pastor of the Methodist
church here, who was a close friend
and co-worker with Brothes. Wright.
The floral offerings were beautiful
and many came from people in every
section in this county, and from otger
counties and states. The remains laid
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Directed by HUGH FOI
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-tread lightly over the prostrate i
of trial and fierce temptations,
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i, from a hateful husband to a dec
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en you see "The Woman Thou C
in state in the Baptist church Monday
night and were carried to Athens
Tuesday morning and laid to rest in
the beautiful Oconee cemetery in that
city Tuesday afternoon. A beautiful
service was conducted at the grave
there by Dr. Jennings, of the First
Baptist church or Athens. The dea
cons of the Warrenton Baptist church
were pall bearers here and acted as
honorary pall bearers in Athens.
Long Branch Items.
Miss Ola May Scott has been on
che sick list about a week.
Mrs. G. L. Salter and Avery Sal
ter spent Sunday in Saluda with rel
Mrs. Mahlon Clark is improving.
Misses Lizzie Harvey and Cleo At
taway spent the week-end with rela
tives and friends in Saluda.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott went to
Johnston on business a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones of Wim
berly Branch section visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. Pilat a few days ago.
Miss Bess Ferguson of Sweetwater
section spent the week-end with
friends near here.
The Philippi W. M. S. held three
meetings last week, with Mrs. Mary
Cullum, Mrs. G. W. Scott and at the
Heyward Thompson of Graniteville
is the guest of W. T. Thompson.
R. L.: Williams and family dined
with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holsonback
J. B. Thompson and Fletcher Der
rick took a business trip to Granite
ville a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Scott dined
with Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thompson
Misses Ivy and Ruby Claxton of
Johnston visited Miss Ruth Scott one
afternoon a few days ago.
Mrs. Emma G. Deitrick, national
W. C. T. U. organizer and lecturer
will give an address at Philippi
church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
and everybody is invited to attend.
Fourth Class Postmaster Ex
The United States Civil Service
commission has announced an exami
nation to be held at Parksville, S. C.,
on March 26, 1921 as a result of
which it is expected to make certifi
cation to fill a contemplated vacancy
in the position of fourth-class post
master at Parksville, and other va
cancies as they may occur at that
office, unless it shall be decided in
the interests of the service to fill any
vacancy by reinstatement. The com
pensation of the postmaster at this
office was $537 for the last fiscal
Applicants must have reached their
twenty-first birthday on the date of
the examination, with the exception
that in ? state where women are de
clared to be at full age for all purr
poses at eight?en years, women eight
een years of age on the date of the
examination will be admitted.
Applicants must reside within the
territory supplied by the post office
for which the examination is an
The examination is open to all cit
izens of the United States who can
comply with the requirements.
Application blanks, Form 1753,
and full information concerning the
requirements of the examination can
be secured from the postmaster at
the place of vacancy or from the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion, Washington, D. C.
Applications should be properly ex
ecuted and filed with the Commission
at Washington, D. C., at the earliest
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SCENARIO BY BEULAH MARIE DEL
23 Edgefield Theatre.
,oul Friday, Mar. ll
NO ADVANCE IN
The boys of the intermediate Sun
day school class of Philippi met with
two of their members, Wayne and
Jasper Derrick last Tuesday night,
March 1. A very large number was
present. Their teacher, Rev. .G. M.
Sexton was present and organized
They chose as a name for their
class the "Hustlers," and they are
going to live up to it.
The following officers were elect
ed: President, Cecil W. Scott; 1st.
vice-president, Jasper Derrick; 2nd.
vice-president, Brunson Derrick; 3rd,
vice-president, Wayne Derrick; sec
retary, Claude Thompson; treasurer,
Ernest L. Derrick.
Membership committee, Captain,
Otis Thompson; Willie Duffie, Willie
Sick committee, Captain, Clinton
Clark; Everett Williams, Edwin Duf
Social committee, Captain, Nolan
Salter; Ernest Derrick.
They planned to put on a campaign
to round up the old members who
haven't attended Sunday school late
ly and also the ones who have never
A list was made of these and the
secretary was instructed to write each
one an invitation to come to Sunday
school the next Sunday. Then the list
was read and as each name was call
ed some members of the class volun
teered to go in person and invite
them. One of our members, Wayne
Derrick, happened to misfortune
playing baseball and broke his leg.
The way he spit out red hot gas
And ripped around and blowed
With such an outward show of brass,
You'd thought him an old style
His coat had the cut of the fashion
The cut went up to his shoulders
And exposed what is called the "tail
of a shirt"
That startled his beholders.
His pants fit him awful tight,
And a lot too short did seem;
The socks he wore were loud and light
His supporters were a dream.
His shoes were what called English
And I know they were only sevens,
Just to keep up with this fashion,
Really they looked like elevens.
His hat appeared to have been in a
Somewhere out in the street,*
The way the crown crimped up bore
as, funny aspect
As you would care to meet.
He wore a mustache called Charlie
Like Charlie sometimes wore,
When on the stage, just to help him
Look more like a fool, you know.
He had his hair clipped above his ears
Like some little plug mule,
With the rest pf it like the cap a boy
When he does wrong at school.
His hair was parted in the middle,
Which means second fiddle for him,
And his chances for playing even sec
In life's drama is but slim.
I have styled this unidentified, .
For just between us three,
I could not readily now decide
Whether this was you or me.
W. S. G. HEATH.
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