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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
Report; of Miller-Bouknight
Wedding. Receptions in
Honor of Bride and
Wedding bells rang merrily and
orange blossoms shed their fragrance
on Thursday, April 28th; at Mulber
' ry Hill Plantation, as at this time a
large and brilliant wedding transpired
at 6 o'clock, when Miss Emma Bettis
Bouknight became the bride of Le
land Long Miller, of Richmond, Va.
"All the world loves a lover," and in
terest is more keen when the bride
is one whom every one knows and
loves fo? her charming womanly
graces, so in this marriage there was
much cordial interest centered, not
only in the home town, but it was far
reaching as the bride is widely
The lower floor of the home was
en suite, and was a bower of loveli
ness in pink and white roses and
sweet peas, and soft pink lights and
many candles cast a glow over the
There were about 300 guests in
vited, and as these arrived they were
served with fruit nectar at either end
of the long piazza.
Preceding the-ceremony a musical
program was given, first, "To a Wild
Rose" was sweetly played and Miss
. Maude Bettis sang "An Irish Love
Song" accompanied by Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell. As the orchestra began
Mendelssohn's Wedding March, the
four ribbon girls formed a pathway
down the long hallway to the library,
from the stairway, which was twined
with Southern smilax and mountain
The ushers were George Norris of
Columbia, Angus McCauley of Ches
ter, B. R. Tillman and Joe Bouk
The bridesmaids were Misses Kath
erine Mims of. Edgefield,, Mary
Swaney, of Tennessee, arid' Laura
Clark of North Carolina. These were
attired in pink taffeta with picture
hats in harmony and carried shower
bouquets of sweet peas and fern.
The dames of honor were Mrs. W.
B. Ouzts, Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr., and
Mrs. C. E. Graham, these wearing ex
quisite white taffeta costumes, and
carried ^eweet peas. The maid of hon
or was Mi?s Dolly Bettis, beautifully
attired in pink.
Following these were the pillow
bearers, Hugh Miller and Mark Ton
ey Boatwright, and behind these came
the little flower girls, Elizabeth Wal
ker and Annie Day. There was an ex
pectant hush, and then the fair and
beautiful bride with her brother, Bet
tis Bouknight, came down the lily
bordered pathway and was met at
the Altar of Love by the groom with
his best man, William Miller Bouk
night, and here the solemn words that
made the twain as one, were spoken
by the Rev. Graves Knight.
There was no lily any fairer than
this Madonna-faced bride, and she
was beautiful iii her bridal robe, an
imported gown .of charmeuse and
brocaded velvet chiffon, the veil be
ing also of imported lace and was
arranged with orange blossoms.
The long court train fell from the
shoulders. The bride carried a shower
bouquet of orchids and valley lillies,
and her only ornaments were a string
of pearls, belonging to her mother,
and the groom's gift, a bar' of pearls.
After the ceremony the guests
were received by the happy pair,
Misses Mary and Louisa Poppenheim
of Charleston,' Mr. and Mrs. William
Miller, of Richmond, parents of the
groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller
of Richmond. Later an elaborate re
past was served, the dining room be
ing reserved for the bridal party and
in here was a most artistic arrange
ment of calla lillies and ferns, the
bride's table was lovely with the cen
terpiece a large silver basket of
white sweet peas, being reflected on
a mirror. From the chandelier there
was a shower effectif maline and
The guests all registered in the
front parlor, the bride's book being
held by Misses Frances Turner and
The wedding presents were dis
played in the upper hallway and were
Tiffany-like and silent testimonies of
the esteem and love in which these
two are held.
Before the bride donned her trav
elling suit of midnight blue,
tures were madexof the wedding
ty out in the large rose garden
Mr. and Mrs. Miller slipped
from the guests and at some unk;
point boarded the train for C
Park Inn, Asheville, and from tl
It is a source of deep regret
the?,marriage removes to am
state, one of the most beloved ol
state's daughters. She was iden;
in many circles, and her going ?
means a real loss. She was h;
educated, talented, and a bril
conversationalist, and the grooi
fortunate in winning her.
Mr. Miller is a lawyer and a
of much force of character, an
in every way worthy of his bride
The out-of-town guests were 3
es Mary and Louisa Poppenheim
Charleston, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
1er, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mille
Richmond, Mrs. L. D. Wolf, Ora
burg, Miss Harriet Burpee of Illii
Mrs. S. R. Lucas of Florence, j
Mary Swaney, Tennessee, Miss Li
Clark of North Carolina, Miss I
Breedin, Bennettsville and Ar
McCauley of Chester.
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright entertai
charmingly on last Tuesday at Ct
Grove in honor of Miss Emma Bc
night, and her bridal party.
The home was attractive in qt
tities of roses and other flowers,
about were tables where progres!
rook was enjoyed. After an anima
game, the honoree was presen
with a dainty piece of handiwork.
The guests were served with
elaborate salad course followed
ices, pound and fruit cake.
Miss Emma Bouknight and
bridal party were again honored
Wednesday morning with a lunchi
given by Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and "bi
Orlena Cartledge, the occasion be
in the home of the former. The he
esses were very cordial and made 1
guests all pass two very happy hou
From an exquisitely appointed
ble a several course luncheon v
Mr. William Bell of Walhalla
visiting his aunt, Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Mrs. Claud Hedgepath of Noi
Carolina is visiting her aunt, M
On Friday afternoon Mrs. W. W;
lace Turner entertained with a bea
tiful reception in compliment to M:
Julian Pickens Bland, a recent bric
and one who is received here wi
There were 100 invited and t
calling hours were 4:30 to 5 and
to 5:30, and as the guests -arrivi
they were met at the porch by Mi
M. R. Wright, and enjoyed frt
punch served by Misses Frances Tu
ner, Gladys Sawyer and Elise Mo
ley, this corner being in a bower i
roses and ferns.
Miss Clara Sawyer invited tl
guests in and they were introduce
to the receiving line by Mrs. Jami
Tompkins. The line was composed <
the hostess and honoree and Me
dames Avery Bland, F. S. Blam
James Hart, Hugh Mitchell, Miss?
Gladys Rives and Marjorie Tompkin
From here Mesdames C. P.' Corn an
M. W. Crouch carried the arrivals t
the dining room.
This was all in pink, Dorothy Pei
kins roses banking the mantle an
buffet, and many pink candles cast
pretty glow. Seated at the dining U
ble, which held a large silver baske
of pink roess, were Mesdames J. A
Dobey and Heber Ballentine, wh
served pink and white block crear
with pound cake, pink and whit
mints also being served.
Those assisting were Mrs. E. E
Mpbley, Misses Lizzie Wright an<
Daisy Sawyer. From the dining roon
Mrs. Harry Strother and J. Howarc
Payne carried the guests to the hall
w^y where sweet music was enjoyed
The occasion was one of many pleas
ures, all being glad to welcome the
Sunday, May 8th, Mother's Da}
and Cradle Roll Day will be observed
at the Baptist church with exercises,
this to be at ll o'clock in the church
auditorium. Mother's Day will, also
be observed at the other churches,
and eveyone is reminded to wear a
red rose if mother is living and a
white rose if she is dead.
Mr. Sayle Andrews who recently
underwent an operation at a Birming
ham hospital has developed other
Evangelist Bridges Opens Ec
field Meeting May 22.
The date for the opening of
evangelistic meeting at Edgefield
been definitely fixed for May 22
This is a week earlier than was
pected. The change was made to
commodate Mr. Bridges in adjust
his schedule. The meeting will be h
for at least two weeks, beginning
Sunday and possibly going throi
the third Sunday. Some years ago ]
Bridges had an unusual event
come into his life; while he was c
ducting a meeting his house \
burned and in it his wife and t
children. The evangelist expects
bring with' him a singer, but 1
Bridges himself has a wonderful ti
or voice and sings a great deal in
meetings. We most cordially inv
all the churches of the town to ts
an active part in the meeting.
Religious services and preachi
in the Edgefield Methodist chm
Sunday morning at ll o'clock a
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock by t
pastor, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor.
Closing of Cooper School.
On Friday afternoon, April 29,
three o'clock the teachers, pupils r.
trons and friends of the Coop
school met at the school house f
the closing exercise. ? musical h
been prepared by one of the teac
ers, Miss Bessie Ferguson and the-p
pils, which was carried out as f(
lows. The music was rendered 1
Miss Bessie Ferguson at the pian
and Franklin Cooper with the violii
America, by the school and auc
Good Morning to You, by- schoc
Old Mother Hubbarcjf-Franc
Stephens, Anna' Cater, W. H. Mo
gan, Claud and Elizabeth Gardn?
?Eugenia Sutherland, Robert Glov<
and Boone Carpenter.
Palmetto Song-Cornelia Glove
.Angie Lee. Mealing, Sallie and Nor
Morgan, Isabel Boone,-Helen Gart
Blue Birds Sweet-by Priman
Patriotic Song-by school.
Sleepy Doll-Anna Cater.
Thanksgiving Song-by school.
Stepping Stones, by Nona Morgar
Annie Murrah, Jennie Ruth Carper
ter, Ellie Lou Reynolds, France
' Mealing and Mays Cooper.
Christmas Carol-by school.
Violin Solo-Franklin Cooper.
Sweeping and Dusting-by Vir
ginia Morgan, Mary Glover, Louis
Carpenter, Nettie Reynodls, Flori
Ford and Margaret Boone.
Valentine Sons-by school.
Daisies, by George Murrah, Anni
Cater, Miriam Glover and Virginii
A Plump Little Robin-by primary
The Swing, by school. g,
Jack and Jill, Anna Cater and W
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, bj
Salute to Flag by school.
The Frog-Thomas and Francis
Stephens, Shaw and Anna Cater, Mir
iam Glover and W. H. Morgan.
These were songs that Miss Bessie
had taught the pupils during the ses
sion. At the conclusion of the con
cert the ladies spread a bountiful
picnic feast, consisting of chicken,
ham, salads, sandwiches of many
kinds, pickles, cakes, pies and many
other things too numerous to men
tion. The eatables were very much en
joyed by all present. The day was one
that will be long remembered by all
the pupils of Cooper school.
I hear that Mr. F. B. Barker will
be our teacher again next session, but
Miss Bessie would not accept again.
complications and another operation
if found to be necessary. His mother
is still with him.
The large water tank was erected
during the past week^and excited
much interest, especially among the
young people. Work on sewerage and
placing of pipes is rapidly progress
'Mrs. Bartow Walsh and Billie have
gone to Sumter to visit relatives.
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright of
Georgetown arrived on Friday to vis
Mr. and Mrs.' W. P. Cassells went
to Ellenton last week to attend the
marriage of the latter's sister, which
was a large and beautiful one.
Edisto Conference of U.
Splendid Gathering of S
? Friday of last week the Ed]
Opera House was the scene of J
dej?ghtful occasion, when the :
District Conference of the
Carolina United Daughters f c
vGqnfederacy met for a day tog
y ?Mrs. O. D. Black, vice-presidi
ihfe district and who is a very efl
graceful presiding officer,
(charge of the sessions, and call?
?meejfog together promptly at
i^Mrs. J. L. Mims was called up
taake the opening prayer, an
^??lcome wafs made by Mrs. .
.Wright in a very charming am
morons vein. Mrs. Wright is pres
oT-'the Edgefield chapter and th
g?nization is prospering undei
:.?The- response to the addre;
!^j|[come* was made by Mrs. "VI
Darlington of Allendale.
\-vThe music was furnished by
Philharmonic Music Club and coi
ed? 'Of three numbers intersp<
.throughout the program. The
number was a piano solo, "I
Hjark! the Lark," by Miss Marj
fjaay, a beautiful and appropriati
lection. The vocal s?lection was.'
Tttd's "Carolina," set to musii
K^ed Miller, by Miss Miriam No
:wibse charming rendition of it a
jwipuld make it popular. Miss Rc
Parker gave the violin solo, a cr
song, which was very heartily
joyed. Mrs. Tillmdn was the accori
just for the numbers.
The. minutes were read by I
Katherine Bush of Ellenton, se
t|ry of the district;
Mrs. Black made very plea;
greetings to her constituency,
showed her thorough acquainta
with the district over which she ]
? ". A very fortunate and unusual ?
Steige of, the occasion was the prese
^MisV^Iaxi^-Poppenhe ,m, Ex-P:
ident General of the TJnit'ed/Dauf
ers of the Confederacy, who made
address full of worth to >;he organi
tion for which she has done so mi
as a state and national organizati
She spoke of some interesting ir
dents of her summer in Europe sii
the World War, and how eagei
even in London and. Paris these
scendants of Confederate anees
were trying to establish their reco:
and organize a society over the
All who heard Miss Poppenheim w<
highly gratified that they had t
Following this was another treat
the address of Mrs. J. A. Lawtc
state president for South Carolir
who gave the nine objectives duri;
this year and the immediate years f
the future of the United society.
Among the largest, are the educ
tional program and the raising of
hero fund as a memorial to the d
scendants of Confederate vetera
who served in the World War; tl
publishing and sale of a book, "Sout
em Women in War Times;" the bui
ing of a monument in Tennessee :
the memory of Jefferson Davis, ar
what is said to be the most stupem
ous undertaking ever projected t
women, the building of the Jeffersc
Davis Highway across the continen
from Washington through the Sout
to California, an ocean to ocean higl
way. On this highway the design i
to have a memorial every mile to JeJ
Miss Zena Payne made the- histoi
ical report from the district and urg
ed the sending in of historical papen
especially those on prescribed sub
jects as Jefferson Davis and Rafae
Semmes, for which prizes of valui
are offered. *.
A report from the chairman of Ed
ucation, Miss Mary Williams, wa:
read by one of the delegates fron
Blacksville and the meeting adjourn
ed for lunch, Mrs. Wright of the lo
cal chapter issuing the invitation . tc
all who were present in the hall.
The lunch was served in Adams'
Hall and was a very happy occasion,
the hall being filled with women. The
menu was first, grape fruit with cher
ries; a salad course, chicken salad on
lettuce hearts, sliced ham, pickle and
bread with coffee or iced tea; sliced
cream and pound cake.
The afternoon session was also full
Mrs. R. R. Legare made the report
on the Children ef the Confederacy,
and the report on registration showed
about 50 delegates present.
Two young ladies were present
from the Confederate Home Col
lege of Charleston, and Miss King
made the report from the school and
from the chapter there, and a history
in pamphlet form of this institution
was distributed in the audience.
Miss Louisa Poppenheim was rec
ognized and called upon for remarks,
also Mrs. Tillman, vice-president of
the state federation of clubs, and
Miss Zena Payne, chairman Library
The resolutions of thanks was read
by Mrs| C. J. Ramage of Saluda, who
also gave the invitation for the next
District Conference to meet at Sa
Some of the Interesting Incidents of
The morning reception of the del
egates was held at the Dixie High
way Hotel, which was tastefully dec
orated in sweet peas and Dorothy Per
kins roses. Women know, a good thing
when they see it and the comments on
the hotel were most complimentary.
The Misses Poppenheim who made
this headquarters during the confer
ence . and just preceding this, as a
part of the Miller-Bouknight wedding
party, and who have had every r^ on
from extended travel and observation
to be judges of such things, expressed
themselves as peculiarly charmed
with the hotel, the rooms, fare and
It was here that the delegates gath
ered first to become acquainted and
hold a season of communication be
fore gathering in the Opera House
for the sessions.
After the address of Miss Poppen
heim, Mrs. Agatha Woodson, whom
everybody recognizes as a transcend
ant lover of the U. D. C., presented
Miss Poppenheim with a magnificent
basket of roses, decorated in white
and red, the colors of the U. D. C.
Af ter. the meeting this basket of.
flowers - was sent with .a message. of
sympathy to Mr. N. L. Brunson)"u?v
Confederate veteran who is ill at his
home in Buncombe.
Messages were also sent to Miss
Mary Williams and Mrs. John Tomp
Philharmonic Music Club.
The May meeting of the Philhar
monic Music Club will be held in the
Baraca room of the Baptist church
next Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock. Miss Margaret May will be
the hostess and her pupils will furnish
Good Roads Meeting at John
A Good Roads meeting will be held
in Crouch's Hall at Johnston Friday,
May 6th at 8 p. m., under the aus
pices of the Chamber of Commerce
to which the public is cordially in
The object of the meeting is to ex
change ideas and get information as
to plans for improving Jthe roads of
Officials will be present to discuss
these plans with us and to tell us
what is being done with our road
funds, and they want your views and
your counsel in perfecting these
Everyone interested in better roads
as well as every taxpayer, will find
this an interesting meeting.
G. H. BALLENTINE.
Sec. Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Julian Bland Honoree at
Charming Bridge Party.
Edgefield friends will be glad to
welcome Mrs. Julian Bland, who has
returned to her new home in John
ston after her recent marriage in
Knoxville, on last Saturday morning
at the delightful party given in her
honor by Miss Gladys Rives.
Bridge was played at numerous
tables, resulting in Mrs. J. W. DeVore
capturing the lovely corsage of sweet
peas for top score and Mrs. B. B.
Jones a shower bouquet of sweet peas
for the booby, the same vivid flowers
being used elaborately for decora
The bride was presented with some
daintily embroidered guesf towels as
souvenirs of the elaborate function.
A tempting luncheon was served
after the games concluding the pleas
Miss Florence Mims Sees the
Earlier in the year; I spoke of the
wonders of Aurora, under the ground -
the form of the excellent schools, and s
ders of the surface of the earth, ia'
the form o fthe excellent schools, and
the wonders in the sky, meaning the
Until about a week ago, I had nev
er seen the northern lights in all their
splendor. The sky had been lit up by
them, but I didn't happen to be out
at just the right time of night.
About a week ago, I came out cf
the Hearding building at about nine
o'clock, and on looking up in the 1
northern sky, I saw a sight that made
me stand still, and I couldn't quite
restrain my enthusiasm.
The light was the shape of a very
large rainbow lying along the horizon ?
line in an arch. There were rose lights
and other colors playing along this
bow, and long vertical streamers or
light that shot away up into the heav
ens and then disappeared only to re
appear in another part of the sky.
If you c?n imagine a magnified
rainbow lying near the horizon line '
with streamers of light above it, you
have some idea of what the aurora .
borealis looks like. I find some diffi
culty in spelling it with small letters,
since the name of our school paper
is the "Aurora Borealis," and the
town is Aurora, and I am accustomed
to capitalizing those two names.
I am sure there is some technical
explanation for this phenomenon, but
I accept it without trying to investi- . f
gate the cause. Sufficient to say that
it is very beautiful, but nothing very
.unusual to these people who are ac
customed to it, not only here in Au
rora, but probably in Norway and
Sweden, where a number of tuera
Beside this interesting display in
the sky, this part of the country has
'wonderful woods, which even this
railroad track from town and then
entering the woods, which are already .
beginning to show green among the
white birches. "We had no guide, but
the sun and our knowledge of the di
rection in which Aurora lay.
One can walk miles and miles in
the woods without getting nearly so ,
tired as on smooth ground, because
there are so many things to attract
the attention. After walking some dis
tance, we came to a boggy marsh,
and beyond that we thought there lay
a sort of promised land, where every
thing was high and dry. We climbed
over huge logs that must have lain
there for a very long time, all cover
ed with thick, green moss, like a car
pet, and jumped from one foothold
to another, holding on to bushes and
sinking in the spongy damp moss.
Finally, my room-mate, whose dar
ing is as good as mine, gave the cry '
of land ahead, and we felt like Co
lumbus discovering a new country.
Here we took our bearings and de- .
cided to forge ahead, guessing that
the town lay in a certain direction
ahead of us. Finally, after much walk
ing and no sign of civilization, noth
ing but illimitable spaces of trees,
and more trees, and more trees, I be
gan to wonder if we hadnt been rath
er fool-hardy, but didn't tell my com
panions, for I didn't want to lose me
nard won reputation for being as
good a scout as the rest, even though .
I am a Southerner.
Suddenly we looked up and saw a ,
perfect avenue of white birch tir?es,
straight ahead, as clearly cut as could
be. Probably it was the beginning of
a road, at one time. At least we knew 4
that the hand of man and not the
fury of a storm, had broken down
the trees, and that since intelligence
had don?' ?he work, it must lead some
where, and before a great while we
saw the red roof of the Hearding
High School looming far in the dis- ,
Aurora stops abruptly at the edge
of a pasture land on the South, the
way from which we were coming, and .
adjoining this pasture is the forest
which stretches on and on for a long,
long way. That bit of land happened
to be cleared away on account of the
mines that lay in this particular part
of northern Minnesota, else the spot
where the school stands might still
he a part of the virgin forest.