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y0L 86 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13,1921 _ No, IO
Excavation for Water Works
Begun. Mrs. Lewis Enter
tained New Century Club.
Mr. Templeton 111.
Superintendent of Education, W. W.
Fuller, paid the High School a viait
one day of the past week, and he ex
pressed himself as pleased with the
work of the school, and especially was
he interested in the normal training
department, and admired the various
pieces of handiwork of the boys. He
thought the bread boards fine, so one is
being made for him. Each boy wanted
the pleasure of doing this, so numbers
were drawn to indicate who should have
this pleasure, and Roy Carpenter drew
The digging of the ditches for the
placing of pipes and for sewerage was
begun last week, and the large engine
is doing rapid work. Some of the
streets will soon have to be blocked,
as traffic will be impassable until this
is completed. It is ? source of great
satisfaction to the town that it will
soon afford water works.
Mr. and Mrs. Hames of Jonesville
have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children spent the week-end in the
home of Mr. M. W. Clark.
Little Agnes Carpenter, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Carpenter, died
last Tuesday from dtptheria, the burial
being Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock in the Mt. of Olives cemetery.
Agnes was nearly seven years old, and
was an unusually bright and beautiful
child, and her death has been a crush
ing blow to ?he parents. When she
knew she could not live, she asked her
mother to cover her with flowers, for
she loved them so, and as far as possi
ble this was carried out.
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Miss Sara Norris has been for a visit
to Miss Luelle Norris in Columbia.
a telegram from her son. Mr. Sayle
Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., stating
that he would have to undergo an op
eration, so she left on the first train to
be with her son.
Mr. J. A. Lott has returned from At
lanta, where he and Mrs. Lott have
been with Marvin, .who is in the hos
pital there. He tells of the marvelous
and' rapid recovery of Marvin, and ev
ery one will be happy to know that
perhaps Marvin and Mrs. Lott may re
turn the last of the week.
Mrs. M. T. Turner, State secretary
of D. A. R., attended the board meet
ing last week at the Jefferson, Colum
Mrs. Skinner of Portland, Maine,
has been for a visit to her friend, Miss
Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh spent the
first of the week at Spartanburg with
Mrs. Fannie Jefferson spent last
week at Meeting Street with her sis
ter, Mrs. Ida Stevens.
Mrs. Lizzie Grim returned last week
from Hampton, where she has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Rhodes.
Mrs. Mamie Huiet and Miss Eliza
Mims returned last week from Florida,
where they have been spending several
months in the home of the former's
son, Mr. Jim Huiet Every one missed
them and so gladly welcome them
Mrs. Frank Bland has returned from
a visit to Darlington.
On Wednesday last Mrs. John Saw
yer entertained fourteen of her friends
with a quilting party, and a happy day
was spent, all enjoying a delicious and
Mrs. John Mobley has returned from
a few days' stay at Johns Hopkins Uni
Mr. and Mrs. Walton have had as
their guests Mr. and Mrs. George
Smith of Columbia.
Mr. O. S. Wertz, who has been sick
for the past two weeks, ls now able to
be out again with his friends, wh? are
delighted to see him. During his ill
ness all of his children visited him,
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn still being here.
Mrs. Blackwell, who has been visit
ing her niece, Mrs. Jones, has returned
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Mobley have re
turned to Johnston af ter spending the
winter in Florida.
The friends of Mr. W. L. Templeton
will be pained to know that he has
again suffered a return of his malady,
and is now in a very critical state. The
first of last week his condition was very
favorable, and hopes were held out that
he could soon be on the road to recov
Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained the
New Century club 1B st week, there be
ing several visitors present. The chief
business was in making a contribution
to the Italian Babies' Fund, and defin
ite arrangements for a play that is soon
to be' bad. After a program on Na
tional legislation a musical program
was enjoyed. The hostess, assisted by
by Mrs. A. P. Lewis and Miss Marie
Lewis, served a dainty salad course.
Miss Harriet Bupee of Rockford, 111.,
is spending this week with Miss Emma
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John, Jr.,
aed Miss Mary Lewis of Meeting Street,
were visitors here the last of the
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant, now
of Ridge, were here during the past
week in the home of the latter's, fa
ther, Mr. Will Wright. ..
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Davis are now
domiciled on Edisto street.
Trenton, S. C. ., April 9.-Of cor
dial interest to their numerous friends
was the marriage of Miss Debbie
May Marsh to Mr. Charles Laffiday
on Thursday at noon at the beauti
ful home of the bride's father, Mr. S.
B. Marsh. The impressive ceremony
waas performed by the reverend Mr.
Kellar, and was witnessed by about
one hundred friends and relatives.
The room in which the ceremony
was performed was a dream of love
liness in its decorations of white and
green, with an improvised altar of
palms annd ferns, with tall white ped
estals on either side crowned with
vases of choicest calla lilies. From
overhead was suspended a large wed
ding bell covered in tulle and tiny
rose buds. Such beautiful selections
as Shubert's Serenade, Marcia, Nev
in's Love Song, A La Bien Cinimii
were rendered by Misss Mattie Tim
mons;, prior to the ceremony and at
March. was^und^^rfd-^he'littitf rib
bon girls, Sallie Marsh and Lillian
Eubanks, in ruffled white organdies,
descended the stairway, formed an
aisle through the passage to the cere
mony room where they took their
stand. Following them came Reverend
Mr. Kellar. Then the bridegroom with
his best man, Mr. Leander Laffiday,
followed by the lovely young bride
with her sister, Miss Lillian Marsh as
maid of honor and her only atten
dant. The bride wore a very stylish
tailored suit of Palm Beach tan with
accessories to match and carried an
arm bouquet of brides roses, while the
maid of honor was becomingly at
tired in a beaded cannon crepe of tur
quoise and carried pink killarney
During the ceremony ''Dream of
Love" was softly played. When the
happy young couple had been show
ered with good wishes and congrat
ulations, the guests were escorted
to the dining room by Misses Lucille
and Margueritte Smith,where an el
egant luncheon was served by Misses
Lucile and Mary Marsh, Kathleen
Smith,- Kathrine Marsh, and Daisy
Smith. In this room yellow was
prevailing. A tall vase of Marchai
Neil roses being the centerpiece for
the prettily appointed table. The tiny
silver horseshoes were especially at
tractive souvenirs. From the dining
room the guests repaired to the gift
room, graciously presided over by
Mrs. J. W. Marsh and Miss Helen
Marsh, there they admired the beau
tiful array of cutgjass, silver and
This room was adorned with bas
kets of pink roses, as was also the
spacious hall, where Mrs. P. D. Wil
lis and Miss Sabe Miller welcomed
the guests upon their arrival.
At one -thirty the young couple
left for their wedding trip, after
which they will go to Lamar, the
home of Mr. Laffiday, where he is
held in high esteem on account of
his sterling business qualities. The
bride is a graduate of Columbia Col
lege and is a young woman beloved
for her many fine traits of character
and lovely disposition. Among the
out-of-town guests at the wedding
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carpenter,
Mr. Tom Carpenter fromGastonia,N.
C.; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Carpenter, of
Shelby, N. C. ; Misses Mattie Tim
mons, Marie Vaun, Columbia Col
lege; Miss Stella Strother, Bishop-,
ville, S.. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. W. . Eu
banks, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Eubanks,
Edgefield Farmers Grow
We are told by County Agent Car
wile that several farmers around
Edgefield are going to grow tomatoes
on a commercial scale this year for
the purpose of shipping and canning.
This work is being done in coop-'
eration with the towns of Williston
and Trenton, both communities" hav
ing large truckings interests. The
marketing will be done ' very much
as the asparagus is now sold, through)
the aid of the North American Fruit;
It seems that after the tomato crop
of Florida is over with that an inter-J
val of about four weeks exists be
fore the crops of Virginia and Mary-,
land come on the market, and it js;
this period of time that the South'
Corolin? growers expect to supply.
Mr. Carwile says that the plants for
this growing should go in at once;
and already he has ordered the plants;
for the Edgefield growers. He fur
ther1 states that he will be glad to get:
in touch with others that will grow
anywhere from one tenth of an acre
up so that all may 'be included in the
shipping arangemertts. So if you ex
pect to grow any tomatoes that you
need see your County Agent at once;
The Clobe and Stone are the besix
varieties to grow for commercial pur
poses, and these two varieties will ber
grown to be shipped.
Clean up Week ii tf
The . following committees have|
been appointed by the president of
the Civic League to inspect the prem^
ises on the different streets on Friday?
morning April the twenty second, m
Each committee will report the
cleanest premises on their streets,'?
thena committee composed of Mrs?
A. E. Pagett, Mrs. J. E. Hart, Si . and,
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou will inspect tfrefl
premises the same afternoon and I
ward the first and second prize.
t Mrs. P. P. Elalock Jr.,
Dobson : ': Both side? of
the residence of Mrs. P. P. Blalock
Sr. to the depot, including street
leading by Mrs. W. W. Adams to Mrs.
J. G. Alford.
Mrs. W. E. Lott, Miss Ethel- De
Loach: Both side of main street fom
Mrs. J. D. Holstein's residence to the
depot., both sides of street from Mrs.
J. E. Hart to Mrs. Kate Lynch to Mrs.
D. J. LaGrone, street from Mrs. Mary
Norris to Mrs. Young.
Mrs. J. G. Holland, Mrs. A. T. Sam
uel: both sides of street from Mrs.
W. R. Covar to Mrs. J. W. Reece,
both sides of street from Mrs. J. W.
Reece to Mrs. John Rainsford, both
sides of street from Mrs. J. R. Tim-j
merman to the Addison building, [
from the Addison building to Mrs.
Mrs. Dr. J. S. Byrd, Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant: both sides of street from
Mrs. Wright Holston to Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford, then left side of street
from Mrs. T. H. Rainsford to Mrs. W.
T. Kinnard, including street to Mrs.
E. S. Rives and Mrs. L.S. Kerna
Mrs. P. M. Feltham, Miss June
Rainsford: both sides of street from
Mrs. C. Jackson to Mrs. W. L. Dun
ovant, then right sid? of street from
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant to Captain N.
G. Evans' office, including street to
Judge N. L. Brunson and including
street to the Misses Abney.
Mrs. B. L. Mims, Miss Emmie Lan
ham: both sides of street from Court
House to Mrs. J. W. Thurmond, in
cluding street leading out to Mrs. B.
There will be a regular meeting of
the Civic League in the Library room
Monday afternoon April the 18. at
15 o'clock. All members are especial
ly urged to attend.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for re-election to the of
fice of public cotton weigher for the
town of Edgefield. I have served on
ly one term and the experience I
.have gained will enable me to ren
der more efficient service in the fu
ture. If elected for a second term, I
pledge the same faithful and impar
tial service that I have rendered in
W. G. Byrd.
Mrs. Ingersole, Aiken; Mr. and Mrs.
P. D. Willis, Gaffney; Mrs. J. M.
Shroder, of Savannah; Mr. Leander
A Japanese Make_Up for
.On Friday of last week, the m
c?partment here gave a very lo
.operetta with the cast taken from
Freshman, Sophmore, Junior and
e operetta was Japanese as
?H? instantly recognise when I
the name was "0 Hara San.
*js|?t seemed very funny tosee Swei
Poles, Itaians, Slovanians, Finns, A
itrians and Englishmen playing
part of the dark and dainty Japan*
Bpt a little paint and a few skillfi
iliawn lines transform even a Po
face into a Japanese, and a black ?
moonee disguises the very light I
^ a Finn. Such is the advantage
.-The costumes consisted of g
g?ous, richly embroidered satin ro
of red and '--lue and black and yell
?for the r "ipals, and dainty
.monas and coolie costumes.
ipSince t' -mmes came fr
'Murnea*, he stage propert
;were ma?. ? ,e occasion by I
?Mtaual training teacher, Mr. Cr
pp can build anything, the ent
raunment had a very professioi
nature; ' *
??.'1 suppose, the person in Aurc
who would have really appr?ci?t
the operetta most was Sing Lee, t
?tfie Chinese laundryman here, t
??rabtless he knew nothing about
pd did not see it. And, anyway,
-jhe attempt .to make an orienl
character out of a strictly occident
??ils to. appeal to him as the makii
of a negro out of a white person <
.the stage fails to appeal to me, !
?TC-uld not have enjoyed it. Auro
jwhb knows the negro as a southern
[:d??5j knows that his peculiarly inte
?ssf?rig traits can not be produced 1
a person of another race and I su
fpose :it is the same way with the Ja
?-.a^ese; bu^ do not really kno
The plot was something like thi
typical of all the old love stories, n<
only of Japan, but of every natioi
the daughter of a famous Japanes
family was in love with the son of ai
other Japanese house. The Princi
the favored suiter of the father an
mother, made the necessary third sid
to the triangular problem.
Her favored suiter was on the ev
of his departure to America where h
was to study for a year, and at th
end of that time if he did not return
0 Hara San would have to marry th
Prince. . .?
0 Hara San looked like the rea
Japanese with the realistic wig and J
very lovely kimona, but should yoi
have seen her the day before or thi
day after you would have recognize*
her as a Swede or at any rate a Scan
dinavian. So did her father an<
mother, the stern parents look lik<
Japanese of the most conservati
.order but shortly after the per
formance they became a Finn and ai
The hero, 0 Karlie Kentara was ?
Pole, and this one time Poland go'
its rights, for the hero returned ii
the nick of time, true to books, anc
rescuedthe girl from the scowling
Prince who was most orient?l anc
successful in his acting. That was be*
cause he was English, and the Eng
lish seem to be generally accepted
as among the very greatest actors.
So all this League of Nations kept
in perfect harmony by the aid of the
orchestra, composed of almost as
many nationalities as were repre
sented on the stage.
There are so many types of Amer
ican people and American clothes and
American homes that I doubt if the
Japanese could find anything just
typical enough for this melting pot to
use as the scene for an operetta.
A Japanese Pagoda was used on
the stage and a little summer house
draped with green festoons, flowers
The father of the heroine and the
Prince were made up with long droop
ing mustaches, which made them so
formidable that the audience could
not blame 0 Hara San for resisting
them and accepting the suitor who
returned in time from America wear
ing a most becoming American suit.
The play ended in the usual fash
ion with joy in the heart of the
lovers and rage in the heart of the
Prince, who walked up and down
I with painted frowns deepening his
real ones and with his green and yel
low sword clanking menacingly at
Aurora, Minn. . ?
i Sullivan, News.
Ourschool and community was
greatly shocked and a gloom of sad
ness was felt amongst us all because
of the sad death of our beloved
teacher, Mrs. Jessie Winn,which oc
cured on the tenth of March. She had
been married only a few months.
Her maiden name was Miss Jessie
Ouzts. She was adopted into the city
of Greenwood, the town of her birth
Three physicians attended her, Dr.
J. H. Self, Dr. Harmon of McCor
mick, and Dr. Epting,their family
phisician of Greenwood.
After exhausting their skill and
many friends to administer to her
wants the great heavenly Father saw
fit to take her for his own, and took
her from ear?h and has transplanted
hersweet spirit in that haven of
Her remains were taken to Green
wood to her parent's home,Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Ouzts. From here the re
mains were taken to the Methodist
church and the funeral exercises were
conducted by reverend Turnipseed.
There were many beautiful flowers
presented by relatives and friends
which was a true evidence of her
From the church the remains were
taken to Leveledend church between
Greenwood and Ninety Six, and
placed by her sister, Martha Ouzts,
whohad just preceded her two
A number of her pupils and neigh
bors followed the remains to its last
She was entering into her second
year, as teacher, of the, Sullivan school. .
She had endeared~hers?Tf ' BotFto' *
pupils and parents, wielding a christ
ian influence over her school and
neighborhood. Her loss here is 'heav
ens gain. Wedeeply sympathise with
her husband and her family..May the '
great phisiciann heal their wounded
hearts and may they say, "God's will
be done and not ours. May her in
fluence long live to guide many a
long the paths of righteousness and .
be a means of grace in helping to (
point some soul to the Lamb of God, .
that taketh away the sins of the
Annual - Meeting Held.
The stockholders of the Bank of
Trenton held their annnual meeting
in the directors' room of the bank
Wednesday of last week and a state
ment was made of the last year's
work that was highly pleasing to all
who are interested in the bank. Not
withstanding the usual financial
stringency, the bank has made an ex
cellent showing, an eight per cent,
dividend being ordered paid from the
earnings. The bank has a capital of
$35,000 and surplus of $30,000. Its
deposits aggregate $158,733r13 and
loans $231,705.54, with only $38,000
of borrowed money from other banks.
The members of the board of direct
ors were re-elected and the following
officers re-elected: J. F. Bettis, pres
ident; A. S. J. Miller, vice-presi
dent; and W. W. Miller, cashier.
From the time it was founded the
bank of Trenton has steadily increas
ed its volume of business, which is
largely due to the active and aggress
ive policy of the management, being
at the same time conservative.
Mr. Sam Taylor.
For the past 39 years there has
lived a unique character in Edgefiold,
living as isolated and as closely to
himself as any person who has ever
resided here. We refer to Mr. Tay
lor who passed away at the county
home Saturday and the interment
took place in the cemetary on the
county farm Sunday. Mr. Taylor
came to Edg?field from North Caro
lina about 39 years ago and has fol
lowed the trade of bricklayer, always
doing first-class work. But few brick
structures stand in Edgerield on
which he did not' work. He was never
married and has no relatives in this
section of the country. On account
of failing health he went to the
County Home several months ago
and.it was there that he passed away.
Many Visitors Come and Go.
The Marsh -Laifiday
Wedding at Home of
Miss Lula Roper from Albany, N?
Y., after visiting her sister, Mrs. W
H. Moss & Mrs. John McKie from
Meriwether, left last Tuesday to take
up her duties.
Miss Alloe Rutledge from Eureka
was a charming young visitor ?f Miss
Julia Wise last week.
Misses Lillian and Mary Weeks are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Butler Whit
lock from Beech Island.
Mr. and Mrs. W.. W. Miller and
family spent last Sunday in Bates
burg with their parents. 1
Mrs. Shroder from Savannah is
vis-iting friends in Trenton and Edge
Miss Leila Quarles from Plum
Branch was the week-end visitor of
her parents last week, Mr. and .Mrs
H. C. Quarles.
A beautiful home wedding was
that of Miss Debbie May Marsh and
Mr. Charles William Laffaday which;
took place at high noon, Thursday
April 7, at the residence of the brides
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B.
The home was beautifully and ar-,
tistically decorated in cut flowers (
and pot plants, green and white be
ing the color scheme used in the par
lor where the ceremony was perform
ed, green and pink in the hall and
living room and the dining room a
bower of loveliness, in green and yel
low. The guests were met at the door
by Miss Sabe Miller and Mrs. P. D. '
Willis, sister of the bride.
Just before the appointed hour,
Miss Mattie Timmons from Timmons
ville gave several beautiful selections,^.
then the sound of Lohengrin's wed
ding march, and then came the beau-,
tif ul Jir?e^rfebOTt .hearers dressed in
'dainty white j organdies," 'Teing little
Sallie M?rsh and Ruth Eubanks' of
Aiken, then came Reverend Mr. Kel
ler of Johnston following him the
groom and his best man, the brother
of the groom, then the bride dressed,
in a tan palm beach coat suit with ac
cessories to match carrying an arm
bouquet of brides roses. She never
looked lovelier than when she en
tered the ceremony room on the arm
of her sister, Miss Lillian Marsh who .
was dressed in a beaded cannon crepe
of turquoise and carried pink Kil
The bride and the groom standing
under a large white bell suspended
from a white and green arch where
the impressive ceremony was per
After the congratulations and good
wishes were extended to the happy
young couple they were invited into?
the dining room where an elegant
luncheon was served to about one
hundred guests. The numerous pres
ents of china, cut-glass and silver
were greatly admired.
Amid showers of rice and good'
wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Laffiday they
left on the One- thirty train for an
extended trip north, after which they
will go to the groom's home in Lamar
where a warm welcome awaits him
and his bonnie bride.
Miss Sarah . Gattin was the charm
ing hostess of the K. K. club on Sat- -
urday at the residence of Mrs. J.. Hv ?
The reception hall and parlor were
adorned with graceful sprays ofdeut
zia and the hostess received her club
friends in her own affable manner in
a beautiful frock of beaded georgette
combined with satin. With this she
wore a long string of coral beads.
The guests entered with a contest en
titled, "Do You Know the Nations?'*
Miss Dollie Bettis was presennted
with a box of handkerchiefs as the
winner. After several musical selec
tions were enjoyed, Miss Gatlin led
the way to the dining room where
vases and baskets of pink roses and
around the lace covered table with
hand painted gauze center pieces,
the jolly dozen finding their places
by hand-painted cards and pink rose
buds, which were used, as souvenirs..
A salad course followed by delicious
pound cake, sliced cream and nuts
were served. The- guests departed
late in the afternoon with rosy re
membrances of the delightful after