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Death of Mr. Sawyer. Mother's
Day Observed. A Surprise
Marriage. Mrs. Walker
/ Entertained Club.
Mr. Stan B. Sawyer died suddenly
at his home near here during the
early part of Thursday night, the
cause being heart failure.
He had worked on the farm during
the day, seeming apparently well,
and after the evening meal, retired
and shortly his wife hearing him
breathing in a labored* way found
that "he was passing away.
Mr. Sawyer was about 67 years
of age. About a year ago he and his
family came here from Ward, having
bought the Crim farm near town.
Mr. Sawyer was always prominent
in the church, and was superintend
ent of the Dry Creek Sunday school
for 25 years, and in the associational
work he took a leading* part being
chairman of finances. He was a noble
Besides his widow, who was Miss
Ida Smith he leaves four sons,Dr. Al
bert Sawyer of Lake City, Dr. W. E.
Sawyer of Lexington, Messrs. Ben
Sawyer of Colujnbia, John Sawyer of
Portsmouth, Va., and Clarence Saw
yer, and two daughters, Misses Lilah
mae and Lalah Sawyer.
The funeral services took place
Saturday afternoon, 3 o'clock at Mt.
Mrs. James Halford of Dillon, is j
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mrs. Lester Broadwater and two
little children are guests of f riends.
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Nickerson
have returned to Columbia after a
, visit in the home of Mrs. Fannie
Mother's Day was fittingly and ap
propriately observed on Sunday at all
the churches, and. every one who \vus
blessed -with a living mother, honored j
her by the red flower and those whose
mothers had passed into the great
heyond honored her memory with the
y white flower.
At the Baptist Sunday school
Cradle Roll exercises were had in
connection with mothers' exercises,
and instead of the regular preaching
service, the exercises were held in
The cradle roll class has been es
tablished for nearly 14 years, in this
Sunday school, the first name to be
_^ enrolled being Ben Lee Allen, Jr.,
and there are now 101 on the roll a
large number of names having been
recorded here during the time, these
have advanced to higher grades. The
cradle roll and beginners' class have
excellent ones at the head, Mrs. J.
H. White, superintendent of the
cradle roll and Mrs. L. C. Latimer of
the beginners. The exercises were
varied and at the roll call every tot
came forward and received a gift,
which the Sunday school provided,
and three Bibles were presented. A
beautiful sight was the 28 graduates,
in cap and robe, these being grad
uated to the beginners' class.
Rev. W. S. Brooke left on Wed
nesday for Chattanooga to attend
the Southern Baptist Convention, his
trip being financed by the church.
There will be no preaching service
on Sunday morning from his pulpit.
. Others going are Mrs. W. J. Hatcher,
Mrs. W. S. Brooke and S. J. Watson.
Mrs. Annie Harrison, Miss Ruth
Crawford and Burrell Boatwright,
Jr., went over to Columbia last week
to attend the piano recital of Miss
Annie Holmes Harrison at Chicora
College. Miss Harrison is a gifted
pianist and will receive a diploma
from Chicora College at commence
Miss Lou Ella Howard gave a large
party on Thursday evening, the hon
orees being Misses Edna Bailey and
The cordial young hostess had
many pleasures planned for her
guests, and everyone present was in
debted to her ,for a happy evening.
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David
Howard also assisted in entertaining.
Progressive conversation was enjoy
ed for an hour, cozy nooks being ar- j
ranged out on the broad piazza. Mu
sic was had during the evening, and
at the latter part,, delicious cream
and cake were served.
, A surprise marriage took place on
Thursday afternoon in which there
has been much interest centered
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among the friends of the young bril
The happy pair was Miss Mini
Westmoreland and Mr. Frank Weil
of Charleston, and in the presence
a few friends and relatives they we
united in marriage at the Bapt
parsonage, by Rev. W. S. Brooke, p;
tor of the bride.
Cupid is a very wily little god, a
in his mysterious way drew these ti
hearts together, although they nev
saw each other until shortly befo
Mr. and Mrs. Weirse left Frid;
morning for their home in Charle
ton, the bride wearing an attract!
traveling suit of blue. The bride
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jam
Westmoreland and is an unusual
pleasant and attractive young w
man, and it is regretted that she w
now make her home elsewhere. M
Weirse holds a position with tl
Charleston News and Courier.
The Many Ann Buie chapter m
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. ?
Clark. The chapter is having markt
veterans' graves in rural cemeterii
and the committee reported acth
It was decided to have Memori;
Day exercises on Thursday afternoo
May 12, all to meet at Presbyteria
church, 4:30 o'clock. The "show(
box" sent to the Confederate Hon:
was gratefully acknowledged by
letter, the box being valued at $12.5
The annual picnic for the veterar
and Girls of the 60's will again h
with Mrs. Martha Edwards, the dat
to be set later, but to be in Juni
Several committees that facilit?t
the activities of the chapter by r<
ports, showed each one at produc
tive work. A splendid report of th
district conference at Edgefield wa
given by Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
After a program on Sidney Lanie
the hostess served an enjoyable sala
course with iced tea.
Mrs. Frank S. Bland was the hos
tess- of ;,two' charming parties given ii
honor of Mrs.- Julian Pickens Blani
on last Tuesday. About 60 were in
vited to meet the guest of honor, one
half being entertained in the morn
ing and the others in the afternoon
The rooms were bright and fra
grant with baskets of. roses and swee'
peas, and tables were about for rook
After the games the guests were
asked to write advice as to man
aging a husband, which, when reac
proved very amusing.
While music was being enjoyed, s
dainty salad course was served.
Mr. John Milne and little son re
turned this week to their home in
Tennessee after a month's stay-here
Miss Antoinette Denny went over
to Columbia to hear the Russian Sym
phony Orchestra, spending the time
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark of Aiken
spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mrs. J. L. Walker was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday
afternoon, with a good attendance.
The members heard with pleasure
that a committee was raising funds
to fit up the school grounds, by sell
ing, lunches at recess, this consisting
of iced milk, wafers and sandwiches.
The children are very appreciative
A movement for a kindergarten
class having been started, the edu
cational committee \i*ts to co-operate
with this and help in furthering it.
The members were reminded to
bring a study topic for next meeting,
which will be voted on, several were
mentioned at this time.
After a pleasing lirogram music
was rendered by Miss Mary Walker,
and as she played a march all^went
into the dining room, where, seated
at a beautifully appointed table, with
sparkling cut glass and silver, an
elaborate salad course with hot vi
ands was served, followed by custard
cream and angel food cake.
Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained the
bridge club on Wednesday after
noon, the honoree being her sister,
Mrs. John Milne of Tennessee. The
other guest of honor was Mrs. Julian
Two very pleasant hours were
spent, and following bridge Miss
Marie Lewis received the prize for
the highest score and Mrs. Earl Smith
the prize for the highest score at
rook. Mrs. Milne received the guest
prize and both she and Mrs. Bland
were given shower bouquets of sweet
peas. A delicious repast was served.
On Thursday afternoon from 5 to
Methodist Revival Services.
As has been previously announced,
the Methodist church has planned to
hold a revival meting in Edgefield;
on a large scale, commencing Sunday,'
Rev. Luther B. Bridges.
May 22. Rev. G. W. M. Taylor has!
been fortunate in securing Rev. Lu-j
ther B. Bridges, a celebrated evange
list of the Southern ethodist chur?j?|
Mr. H. S. Jenkins. :
to conduct the services. Mr. Bridges
will bring his singer, Mr. H. S. Jen
kins ,to Edgefield with him, which
will greatly add to the meeting.
While the meeting has been planned
and projected by the members of the
Methodist church, the other churches
and the people of the entire com
munity are invited to participate. It
is, in other words, to be everybody's
meeting. Begin to make your plans to
attend all of the services.
We direct the attention of our
readers to the quarterly statements
of the Bank of Trenton, the Bank of
Johnston, the Farmers Bank of Edge
field and thc Bank of Edgefield. A
careful scrutiny of the statements
of these institutions will show that
they are being conservatively con
ducted and are solid as Gibraltar. All
of the banks of our county have help
ed the people to weather the finan
cial storm that we have been combat
ting for the past six or eight months.
6:30 o'clock a large and beautiful re-1
ception was given for Mrs. James H.
Halford of Dillon, by Mesdames
Walter Sawyer and C. P. Corn, the
occasion being in the home of the
former. This lovely new home was an
ideal place for such an affair, and
was artistically decorated in pink
and blue as a solor scheme, and soft
pink lights being used. There were
over 100 that called during the time.
As the guests arrived they enjoyed
fruit nectar from a lovely corner, the
large bowl being under an archway
of pink roses.
A bevy of handsomely gowned la
dies and young women assisted in di
recting the guests about the rooms.
In the receiving line with the two
hostesses and honoree were Mrs. H.
W. Crouch, Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, moth
er and sister of the honoree, Mrs.
John Milne, Misses Edna Bailey, Vir
ginia Hutto and Ruth Crawford.
The dining room was especially
beautiful, the table being in pink and
blue maline in the colors coming
down from the chandelier to the four
silver candle holders on the table.
The centerpiece was a large silver j
basket of Shirley poppies.
Pink and blue block cream, pound
cake and mints were served, bou
tonnires of sweet peas being on each
plate. Before departing the guests
lingered to enjoy the sweet music in
>k ?ut For the Shade Trees.
^Providence needs new trees to
tajfce the plac? of those that are dy
says the Journal qf that city.
Continues : "No city that claims to
be progressive can off ord to neglect
this matter. The tree-shaded street is
pip of the most valuable of assets,
aifd the creation of forestry depart
ments in many American municipali
ti|s is a sure sign of a 'growing ap
pr?ciation of that fact. Ten years ago
public spirited citizens of Providence
sjoscribed to the Evening Bulletin's
fund for tree-planting and five thou
sand saplings were set out in locali
ties that were withoue shade. The
|?pd results are more obvious every |
ftfc#If shade trees are needed in
providence, R. I., how much greater
j?the*need of them in a-Southern city
like this one," says the' Charleston
News and. Courier. "The only remark
able thing about the Journal's article
i?'xho fact that there was need of
Stich an article in the Providence pa
ir. In most of the cities of the
[brth, and especially of New Eng
id, it is no longer necessary to urge
fe importance of shade trees. It is
lly recognized, nearly everywhere in
lat part of the country and the tree
?ed streets of the New England
jwns and cities are one of the prin
fcThe^tbwn which neglects its shade
fees makes *a great mistake. -Care
?the^trees should be the concern
?s thctjconcern-of every munici
ility. A town without shade 'trees
Without as many shade trees as it can
possibly secure-is not much of a
ftews From Red Oak Grove.
. (Written for last week.)
|, There is much being done in the
endeavor for making the world Chris
tian. It is with amazing rapidity, the
spread' of this influenc. The fact of
^any- modern;, inventions brings us>
cTos?r^ together, so to- speak,>there
fore brings upon us, especially Chris
tian people, increased responsibili
ties. Helping to make the world bet
ter , is full of privileges, made this
by the facilities of the modern inven
When we consider that what hap
pens in almost any country is now
known the world over on the same
day should produce in the bosom of
every Christian the solemn duty that
rests upon. us as stewards in His
name. We have always been unwill
ing to agree that Christianity is not
power. The Christian life is the in
fluence that has the everlasting pow
er and less only into eternity. The
song does not say Christ will reign,
but shall. Read Isaiah 119. To have
so many pastorless churches makes
the responsibility greater,- but
through prayer all things are possi
ble. Not as the man who prayed out
of the will of God, believing his
child would come out of his grave.
May that His will, not ours, be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
The interest in the Sunday school
is good, while the attendance should
be better now since conditions are
more favorable. Many are doing
th?ir bit for the 75 Million, while
sonfe want to do and cannot now, but
one time is not always. Where there's
a will, is most sure to come a way.
There was a large attendance at
Flat Rock last Sunday afternoon.
Very large attendance of children.
It was interesting tb note the enthu
siasm they manifested in their every
Sunday song service. Several remark
ed they did exceedingly well.
It fittingly followed the interesting
lecture by Mr. J. M. Bussey "' on
"Making Education Christian." Mr.
Bussey and wife have been untiring
in their efforts for the upbuilding of
the Sunday school and community
since coming in our midst, and with
many regrets, we now -submit to
Parksville's gain and our loss. The
school extended them most courteous
thanks and best wishes to follow the
Mrs. Bussey and Mrs. Cobia close
their school on May 6th with an en
tertainment. The children seem en
thused over thoughts of this occa
sion, so a cordial invitation is extend
ed tb all to come and encourage
The Sunbeams enjoyed a pleasant
evening with their leader, Miss Kath
leen kenrick, on the 30th of March.
Their deportment excelled anything!
I've ever witnessed. Each week dur
ing the mission study period, which
was in the leader's home, the same
loving, obedient spirit was evident.
It was an inspiration to note their
willingness to learn all they could
about their study and many of them
told their leader they wanted to save
their pennies to send to the Chinese
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Tuck
Mathis were saddened on learning of
the terrible accident of their daught
er, Mrs. Orin Reese at Belvedere,
Her friends extend much sympathy
The friends of;Mrs. Henry Proudy
were shocked to learn of the death
of her husband in Augusta, who died
so suddenly, being sick only a few
days, leaving her with one child,
William Henry, Jr., only few months
old. We extend to her our heartfelt
With good wishes to Advertiser. '
Modoc, S. C.
May 2, 1921.
Play Given "Under Auspices of
"The Microbe of Love," that dan
gerous and insiduous bug against
which the people of Edgefield were
warned last week, is said to be in our
midst, and it is reported that it will
make its appearance, stinging all who
are present, at the Opera House.
The ladies and gentlemen who have
charge of this mysterious germ, which
works on hard-hearted bachelors'
hearts about as quickly as a boll wee
vil puncturing a cotton boll and in
stantaneously affects spinsters in a
most peculiarly interesting manner,
declare it is really quite some bug,
and invite all who feel that they are
immune, to be present at the exhibi
tion and see the bug bite.
Miss Apphin Jackson, a young lady
of much experience and talent in such
workr-is here .to.coach thc?.young peo
ple who will take part in the play
and direct the production. Special
costumes will be a feature of the en
tertainment, as well as catchy and
appropriate music, and it is safe to
say that the show will be the best
thing of a dramatic nature that has
been seen in Edgefield for a long .
The play is unique and most enjoy
able. In fact, it is a "whale of a hit,"
so check your critical faculties at
the box office when you come in the
door so you may relax and give your
face a genuine treat in the way of a
good laugh, for the microbe is going
to have its final matrimonial drive.
The dignified bachelors and women
haters of Edgefield may well have
their last stag party for Madam Hy
men Cupid has arrived and vows she
will not leave a single bachelor. She
is in the employment of the spinsters
to help them find a husband, and she
is not going to disappoint them in
spite of the fact that a bachelor's
club has been organized by the men
of the town to avoid the ladies and
evade matrimony. They employ the
services of Jerimi?h Henpeck, who
gives them advice on the subject of .
love and matrimony taken from his
The garden party breaks up the
bachelor's club ;and the Ispinsteir's
club, for a shot of love microbes is
affective in making the bachelors
fall in love with the pretty girls.
The play is given under the aus
pices of the American Legion.
A Negro Killed. v
Last Sunday at Mount Pleasant
church, a colored church near Phil
ippi, one negro, Sam Williams, shot
another negro, Bud Smith, and he
died in five minutes from the effects
of the wound. The ball entered his
thigh and severed the large artery,
death resulting from loss of blood be
fore medical aid could be summoned.
It seems that the trouble Sunday was
an outgrowth of an altercation of a
month ago. Soon after Williams did
his deadly work he fled to his home
across the Aiken county line, where
Sheriff Swearingen found him Sun
day night. He was arrested and placed
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YONCE & MOONEY.
Memorial Day Observed.
.Through the efforts of the Edge*
field chapter, United Daughters of
the Confederacy, Memorial Day was
fittingly observed here yesterday, the*
exercises being held in the Court
House, which was well filled with,
people. Beautiful words of welcome
were expressed by "Mrs. J. M. Wright,
the president of the chapter, who was
followed by Mrs. Agatha A. Wood
son who read an original poem en
titled, "Our Victors." Upbn the re
quest of Mrs. Wright Mr. S. McGv
Simkins acted as master of ceremo
nies, reading first the ritual of the
chapter, which was followed by the
Lord's Prayer in concert. Miss Lucy
Scurry sweetly sang "Just Before
Mr. Simkins requested ^. Ex-Govz.
John C. .Sheppard to introduce the.
invited speaked, Hon. George War
ren of Hampton. Mr. Warren held
the closest possible attention "of the
large audience throughout his ad
dress. He referred to the causes that
led to the Confederate war, slavery
being only an incident. . The real
cause, as emphasized by Mr. Warren,,
was state's rights. He urged that the
younger generation erect a monuv
ment to the memory of the Confed
erate veterans and their, achieve
ments not in stone, but by embody
ing in the government the principle
for which they fought. His address
was well received. Miss Margaret
May, with organ accompaniment by
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman sang a pa
triotic selection and little Mazie
Kemp recited a'pleasing number.
As Mr. bimkins read a list of vet
erans and widows of veterans who
have died since the last Memorial
day, Mrs. R. ?. Marsh pinned a flow
er on a larg? wreath in their honor.
The exercises were closed in the
Court House with a prayer by the
Rev. G. W. M. Taylor. All of the vet
erans, their wives ,and widows of vet-,
Confederacy. The day was thoroughly
enjoyed by the veterans and they
were deeply grateful for the attention
shown them by the members of the
chapter. Flowers were placed on the
graves of Confederate veterans in.
the cemetery. *
The following veterans were in at
N. L. Broadwater, S. C. V., Co. E.
W. E. Timmerman, 14 S. C. V.,
J. M. Smith, Co. K, 14thv Reg.
Jas. B. Tompkins, Co. I, First Reg.
T. C. Strom, Co. D, 14th Reg., S.
.G. M.. Timmerman, Co. K, 14th.
Reg., S. C. V.
J. C. Whitlock (and wife), Co A,
22nd S. C. Regt.
V. T. Harris, Co. M, 7th S. C. Inf.
J. P. Cullam, Co. A, 19th Regt., S.
R. M. Derrick, Co. A, 19th Regt,
S. C. V.
J. A. Lanier, Co. I, 7th S. C. V.
G. W. Vance, Co. I, 7th S. C. V.
A. Gilchrist, Co. B, 6th S. C. CaL
0. W. Lanier (and daughter), Co.
K, 7Lh S. C. Inf.
H. W. Dobey, Co. B, 19th Reg., S:
M. W. Clark, Co. B, 6th S. C. V.
W. A. Cartledge (and wife), Cot
K, 24th S. C. V.
. A. L. Brunson, Co. I, 7th S. C. V.
W. F, Suber, Co. C, 20th S. C. V.
W. T. Walton, Cfi. B, Hampton Le
S. J. Corley (and wife), Co. ff,
16th S. C.
J. W. Sawyer, Co. F, 5th Regt., S.
J. R. Dorn, Co. B, Hampton Le
G. A. Adams (and wife), Reserves
J. W. Dorn, Co. G, 7th S. C.
0. S. Werts (and wife) Co. G, 13th
Regt. S. C.
J. D. Eidson, Co. B, 6th Cal., S. C.
J. G. Mobley, Co. E, 1st S. C. M.
James R. Hart( wife and daughter>
Co. E, First S. C. Inf.
C. Carson (and wife), Co. D, 19th
W. T. Kinnaird, Co. B, Hampton,,
0. Sheppard, Co. B, Citadel Ga- .
A large shipment of shapes arrived