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J. L. MIMS._Editor.
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Wednesday, May 4.
A singular paradox is that hy a
square meal we mean a well-rounded
m. * * ? ?
The outlook for Cupid's June har
vest of brides is not so promising at
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If these cold mornings are as dam
aging to the weevils as to the cotton,
it will be all right.
m * * m
Even the best financiers are fail-,
lng to make tongue and buckle meet
* -these post bellum days.
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Even the man who had a snug sum
laid aside for a "rainy day" can't ge't
Iiis hands on it.
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If this freezing weather in May
does not stimulate the price of cot
ton to higher levels, it's almost a for
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Even if corn did sell as low as 28
cents per bushel on some Western
ff.rms, it can be made cheaper here
than the cost of shipping it in.
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There is no estimating the value
that Gypsy Smith has been to Augus
ta. Frequently the intangible things
that can not be expressed in dollars
and cents are the most'valuable.
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The farmer in Edgefield county
who has to buy corn next year, un
less overtaken by some unusual "dis
aster, should be "black balled" by his
fellow farmers and ousted from their
"How unfortunate it was that the
-county bond money could not be dis
bursed before the tardy tax payers
liad to pay up on the 1st of May! .
But nobody is to blame. We'll all
need it just as bad for something else
when we do get our eager hands on .
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Telephone Company vs. The People.
The recent action of the railroad
commission in permitting an increase
in telephone rates has met with a
storm of disapproval from every part
of the State. The people are rising
as it were en masse against the in
crease, and it's probable that the pres ?
sure will result in some modification
'of the rates, or in a reversal of their
position by the railroad commission.
It is very probable that the telephone
company has been a heavy loser for ?
;-some time just as other enterprises
> have been heavy losers, but if it could
weather the storm during the period 1
of high prices, the people are of the ;
opinion that with a decline in the cost ,
of construction and operating ex- 1
penses 'an increase in rates should j
not now be necessary. It is quite
probable too, that at one time the ]
company should have been permitted |
to increase its rates, just as transpor- ]
tation rates and the price of every- i
thing else was increased, but we are
of the opinion that the company wait
ed too long to press tis claims for an
increase. With everything else tumb
ling to pre-war prices, almost over- .
night, it. will be difficult tc* convince
a well nigh bankrupt public that an .
increase in telephone rates is justi
fiable at this time. ]
Marriage of Mr. Leland Long .
Miller and Miss Emma Bettis j
The weddin? of Mr. Leland Long '
"Miller and Miss Emma Bettis Bouk- !
night on last Thursday afternoon, 3
April 28, called most vividly the gold- 1
en age of ante-bellum days.
Mulberry Hill Plantation, an'ces
tra! home of the Bouknights, on the
far famed Ridge that is the garden
spot of Edgefield county, is such an
estate as was typical of the old South.
The spacious Colonial house is
shaded by a grove of mulberry trees
that rival the red woods of Yosemite
The whole lower floor was en suite
for the occasion, and a veritable bow
er of pink and white blossoms.
Masses of pink laurel and South
ern smilax entwined the balustrade of
'.he long staircase and festooned tl
loor ways and portraits. Vases i
clustering Dorothy Perkins roses ai
?weet peas showed above the bank*
aurel on tables and mantels.
Miss Maude Bettis, in a love
flesh taffeta frock, sang "Mavou
aeen, immediately preceding the ce
emcny, accompanied by the orchest:
who had beautifully rendered a soi
' To the brilliant notes of Mendel
sohn's Wedding March the bridal pa
ty came down the stairway/ Fir
four lovely little girls, Mary Non
Wicker, Franc?s Miller, Myra Wi
and Elizabeth Vann, in frilled whi
organdy dresses, followed by Mi
Mary Miller of Richmond and Mi
Susan Elizabeth Mathis in embroi
ered nets over satin with pink sas
es, carrying white ribbons with whii
thev formed an aisle.
Next came the bridesmaids, Mi
Mary Sweaney of Chattanooga, ar
Miss Katheine Mims, followed by A:
gus McCauly of Chester and Georj
Norris of Columbia. The third bride
maid, Miss Laura Clark of Scotlar
Neck, N. C., came in alone, then tl
other three ushers, Joe Bouknigh
William Bettis and B. R. Tillma]
Th,e bridesmaids wore charming cre?
tions of flesh taffeta, showing toucl
es of jade taffeta which lined the e:
fective panels and sashes. Transpa:
ent pink picture hats and showe
bouquets of sweet peas completed th
Mrs. C. E. Graham of Scrantoi
Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr., and Mrs. W. I
Ouzts, the three charming dames, er
tered together, their exquisite whit
gowns blending with the pretty pin
and white color scheme.
Miss Dolly Bettis, maid of honoi
was a picture in her pink taffet
frock worn with becoming matchin,
hat, her arms full of pink sweet pea:
Master Hugh Miller of Richmond
and Mary Tony Boatwright enterei
together bearing the two white satii
and lace pillows, on which the brid
and groom were to kneel. Two-flowe
like little girls, Annie Day and Eliza
beth Walker, in adorable pink cus
turnes strewed the bridal path wit)
The bride was a picture of lovel:
womanhood in her wonderful gown
fashioned of imported brocaded chif
fon velvet combined with lustrou:
charmeuse. Falling over the loni
court train, which fell from th<
shoulders and was so becoming tc
thc queenly bride, was a'filmy poinl
d'Aiglon lace veil, caught in cap ef
fect to the head by a wreath ol
A necklace of pearls, an heirloon
inherited from her mother, the beau
tiful and beloved Emma Bettis, and
a platinum bar pin of pearls, the gift
of the groom were the only jewels
worn with this lovely costume, which
was completed with the bouquet of
Bride's roses showered with white
sweet peas. She entered with her
brother, Bettis Bouknight, and was
met at the altar by the groom, who
came in with William Bouknight.
The bridal party made a lovely pic
ture as they were grouped around the
improvised altar in the. drawing room,
a peristyle altar on whose columns
numerous cathedral candles'?glowed
and cast a mellow glow over the
wonderful old oil paintings that seem
ed to look down on the beautiful
scene with loving eyes.
Pink roses and waxy lillies softened
the many columns and artistic wall
baskets were suspended against the
hangings. of the long French win
dows, sprays of the laurel being used
throughout the room to crown man
tel, doors, windows and furniture.
In this artistic setting, surrounded
by relatives and loved ones, Dr.
Sraves Knight, with the impressive
Episcopal ritual pronounced the holy
/ows that united the two lives.
Softly the orchestra played a ten
der tune as the sacred ceremony was
performed, and out of doors innum
erable birds warbled to the accom
paniment their inimitable love song.
The bride and groom were assisted
n receiving their guests by the bridal
party and Misses Mary and Louisa
Poppenheim,' of Charleston, the
rroom's parents from Richmond, Va.,
ind Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Miller of
" In the dining room the bride's ta
ble was arranged across the hand
some old dining room, whose elabo
rate hand carved mahogany furniture
carried out the beautiful taste shown
throughout the colonial home. Quan
tities of lillies added a lovely touch
to the room and white sweet peas in
a silver basket centered the table un
der which, reflecting their beauty and
that of the_ artistic arrangement of
which flower satin ribbon and green
maline used to outline the chan
delier, was an oval mirror.
As the bridal party and immediate
relatives were being served in the
dining room, a number of charming
impromptu toasts were made. Mr.
Hugh Miller giving the cue in his
eloquent toast to the flowers that
were transplanted in Virginia soil
"rom South Carolina, referring to the
rracious bride and Mrs. Hugh Mil
ler, who was Miss Christie Poppen
heim of Charleston.
The groom's response was most
Miss Mary Poppenheim, whose
brilliant flow of language has greatly
.listinguished her in the many promi
nent positions she has graced, pro
posed a toast to the flowers from oth
er states, which added so to this fes
tive scene, Miss Mary Swoaney of
Chattanooga, wittily responding.
Other toasts, all using the appro
priate simile of the flower, were giv
en by the assemblage among whom
were many widely known for bril
On little tables scattered about on
the wide lawn the great throng of
guests were served refreshments in
two sumptuous courses, their happy
voices vying with the orchestra's
notes. Beyond the shaded lawn an
old fashioned flower garden carried
out in a perfect riot of blossoms the
scheme which so beautified indoors.
At one end of the veranda which
almost encircled the house, shaded
by a giant mulberry, was the punch
bowl, where a beyy of attractively
gowned girls served delicious fruit
nectar. The pretty evening gowns, of
those who assisted with the entertain
ing added to the very brilliant scene.
Up stairs in the wide hall a mag
nificent array of silver, glass, china,
and bric-a-brac bespoke the loving
thoughts that follow the young couple
into their new life. Among the gifts
of special interest was a silver tray,
a legacy from the bride's maternal
grandmother, who left in her will cer
tain money with which her* bevy of
attractive granddaughters should pur
chase beautiful silver trays as their
Thc groom's parents gave the bride
a miniature done by a splendid artist
of the groom taken in the uniform of
the Richmond Blues, he having served
over seas as lieutenant in this far
The complete chest, of silver was
the gift of the bride's brothers.
Mrs. Miller, as Miss Emma Bouk
night, has been popular and genuine
ly admired, ndt only in her native
county and state, but the many other
states in which she is known. After
graduating at St. Mary's, she travel
ed extensively, recently returning
from a delightful trip abroad where
most of her trousseau was purchased.
She has lived at Mulberry Hill Plan
tation with her three brothers, Wil
liam, Bettis and J. H. Bouknight, who
like their father, the late J. H. Bouk-,
night, are prominent planters/ With
perfect ease and rare graciousness of
manners did this young girl preside
over the- old mansion far famed for
Mr. Miller, after returning from his
overseas service, commenced to prac
tice law in Richmond, he having grad
uated in law at the University of Vir
ginia after graduating from the
University of North Carolina. Mr.
Miller is a grandson of Gov. Wm. R.
Miller of Arkansas.
Guests from other states mingled
with South Carolinians, making the
afternoon one of the notable events
in the history of a county whose an
nals are filled with interesting gath
Edgefield county reluctantly gives
up her flowers of such rare beauty
and culture to enhance the charm of
Virginia, but the good wishes of
everyone who knows Mrs. Miller go
with her into her adopted state.
Among those who attended the
wedding from Edgefield were Mrs.
Mamie Norris Tillman, Misses Eliza
beth and June Rainsford, who as
sisted in receiving on this brilliant
Practically No Fertilizer Move
Several weeks ago, just for a short
time, fertilizer movement seemed to
assume almost last year's proportion.
Dozens of wagons could be seen
every day on the public square load
ed with guano of one kind or another.
However, this spurt of activity last-]
ed only a short time. Not a fertilizer
wagon has been seen for the past
week or two. Farmers, with but few
exceptions, have not the money now
to purchase fertilizers in the old time
way, and. do not expect to have it this
fall. Therefore, they are acting wise
ly in touching it lightly.
As the Federal Land'Bank will re
sume the making of loans to farmers,
I will receive and file applications for
loans for farmers.
S. McG. SIMKINS.
FOR SALE: Potato plants, Porto
Rico, Nancy Hall, Early Triumph,
potato plar.?s $L"?0 per 1,000. Great
er Baltimore tomato plants $1.50 per
1,000. Large orders prompt shipment.
.DORIS PLANT CO.,
WHERE you can get an evening and street wear dress at a saving, to your
pocket book. Each garment is tagged with a special reduced price, and
each price is a loss to the store. Our loss is your gain. We have them in
SATINS, TAFFETAS, TRICOLETTS AND VOILES
See our special bargain in Kilbourne 32
inch Ginghams. This ginghams form
erly sold for 60c-can get them now for THE YARD
Only .a small quantity left, and it will soon go at this price
One-Half Price is Still in Force on all Shirt Waists
and they are moving fast. But say! SEE OUR TUB'SKIRTS. Special re- f?
duced price on each skirt, and they are selling right along. Don't forget that we
can save you money on your cloth goods purchase.
TRY US. QUALITY GOODS COUNT
The Corner Store
Why suffer from nerv
ousness, insomnia, hy
steria, nervous dyspep
sia, nervous prostration
or any ailment due to
a disordered condition
will give you prompt
and lasting relief.
It produces refreshing
sleep, builds up the shat
tered nerves and pro
motes a normal distri
bution of nerve force.
Your Druggist Sells It, Ask Him.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Eyes scientifically ea:amined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
0ff.li.WS NEW ?J ?SCQVEft?
Surely Stoo Tbci Couok
Another shipment of those
SIX-DOLLAR GEORGETTE WAISTS
These to go at the no
same price . . . <V?L.VO
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
?J? P??j5 LEADING STORE
Trenton, Ss C.
Phone No. S
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits - - - $190,000.00
Total Resources Over.$800,000.00
SAFETY AND SERVICE IS WHAT WE
OFFER TO THE PUBLIC
Open vonr account with us for the year 1920. Invest your
savings in one of our Interest Bearing Certificates of
Lock boxes for rent in which to keep your valuable pa
All business matters referred to us pleasantly and carefully
handled. We Solicit Your Business.
Clothes Reels for Hanging Out Clothes
Are you so situated that you have a small yard and it is a problem
to hang out the clothes? Solve it by getting a Little Giant Clothes Reel
which needs only a space of fifteen feet, low position 4 feet from ground,
high 9 feet. Send for circular.
Columbia. Supply Company
823 West Gervais Street Columbia, S. C.