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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
Lumber Plant Burned. Bride
Elect Receives Much So
cial Attention. U. D. C.
On last Tuesday evening about 12
o'clock the lumber and planing fac
tory of Wright Bros., was found to
be burning. When discovered the fire
which started in the upper story, had
made much headway, and as soon as
someone could get to the scene, fire
was falling down to the first floor,
which was nearly all open with sever
al covered ways, so nothing was
saved, practically. The two large
trucks happened not to be on the
yard, one being in the garage for re
pair, and the driver of one rode home
on one the evening before.
The property was owned 'by three
brothers, Messrs. Ben, Fletcher and
Berto Wright, and their loss is almost
a total one, only $9,000 insurance be
ing carried. The fire reached to the
premises coi Mrs. Willie Tompkins,
and burned her barn, another out
house and fencing. She carried no in
surance at this time.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke went to the Bap
tist hospital in Columbia last Tues
day "for treatment for throat trouble.
Her friends trust that she will soon
be ?ble to be home.
Mrs. F. S. Williams spent last week
at Scranton, Pa., being the guest of
honor from South Carolina at the
opening of the new building of Fine
Arts and Domestic Science. Mrs. Wil
liams is one of the instructors for
Home Work for the institution, and
her excellent work in South Carolina
she received this honor. The occasion .
was a large and brilliant one and was
The little 5 year old girl of Mr.
and'Mrs. Pruitt, has been ill with ty
phoid fever, and is in a very serious 1
state, since the fever left her. The -
physician found that only hospital 5
treatment mi?ht:,save. the .little life, ]
_Sin' ".?*' .Qhtft.-'ln.yl'l'!. ?' j.. - ?.-'-i-**-- -*
little girl to the Baptist hospital. She 1
was a member of the Baptist Sunday '
school and Sunday morning the su- ]
perintendent, Mr. S. J. Watson spoke
of the case and through the class col- ]
lections $18 was contributed to assist J
in conveying the child to the hospital. ]
The. little one will occupy the Lucile <
Chapman memorial bed, the estab
lishment of this being for just such 1
cases as this one. >
Miss Hallie White, whose marriage ]
is the happy event of the 18th, is be- <
ing the recipient of many affairs in 1
her honor. On Wednesday afternoon !
Mesdames W. E. LaGrone and J. W. :
Browne entertained with a beautiful
party in her honor.
The home of the former, where the
occasion was held was decorated in
quantities of fall flowers, and 12 ta- '
bles were arranged for rook, the :
score cards being bride's faces. After
the game Miss White was given a
large basket full of fern and white
American Beauty roses, Mrs. W. B.
Ouzts receiving the score prize, a
dainty handkerchief. An elaborate
hot repast was served.
Mrs. M. W. Crouch complimented
Miss White with an afternoon party
on Friday which was beautiful in
every detail. Mrs. Wallace Turner
met the guests at the front, and in
the hallway, Mrs Crouch, with Miss
White and Mrs. James Halford stood,
the bride-elect receiving many cor
Progressive rook was enjoyed and
the honoree was presented with a pair
of lovely mahogany candle sticks.
The score prize, a set of towels, was |
presented to Miss Frances Turner.
Later an enjoyable salad course with
tea and hot rolls was served.
Mrs. Garlingtqn and children of
Newberry, are guests of Mrs. Earl
Miss Elise Mobley entertained in
honor of Miss White on Saturday af
ternoon, there being about 28 pres
ent, the intimate friends of the hon
oree. Progressive rook was enjoyed,
and after the game, Miss White was
presented with a piece of handpaint
ed china. Mrs. Harry Strother making
the highest score, received the prixe,
a dainty tea service cover. A tempt
ing salad course was served.
Little Natalie Jones is ill with ty
phoid pneumonia, and a trained nurse
has been secured for her.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Pender have
been visiting in Aiken. I
The New Century club had an en
tertainment on Thursday evening in
the home of Mrs. G. N. Jones, and
$16 was made, to re-imburse the
The first meeting for the fall of
the Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C.,
was held on Thursday with Miss
Clara Sawyer. The chief business was
in the election of officers, it being
constitutional that these serve only
2 years. The' following were elected :
President, Miss Clara Sawyer; 1st
vice president, Mrs. Bessie Bean; 2nd
vice president, Mrs. P. B. Waters;
recording secretary, Mrs. Joe Cox;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. O. D.
Black; treasurer, Mrs. John Wright;
historian, Mrs. Tom Hoyt; registrar,
Mrs. James White. The district his
torian, Miss Zena Payne, gave some
pleasing news, that this district had
again led in best historical work.
The Apollo music club held a de
lightful meeting Tuesday at Breezy
Heights, with Mrs. J. W. Marsh. A
full and enjoyable musical program
was rendered, there being several
choral numbers. A delicious salad
course was served.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stirnen left last
week for Batesburg, where they will
reside for the winter.
Miss Fannie Crumley has gone to
Saluda and will make her home with
Mrs. A. P. Lewis and little Annie
Lamar Lewis are both able to be out
after an attack of fever.
Mrs. T. R. Denny leaves this week
for Manning to attend the State W.
C. T. U. convention. Mrs. Denny is
the State recording secretary, having
filled this position for several years.
Mrs. 0. S. Wertz was carried to the
hospital ^on 'Saturday for treatment.
Newsy Letter From Colliers.
The Colliers school opened Monday
with Mrs. Carr as principal and Miss
Mary Carroll assistant. We will have .
i Hallowe'en party at the school '.
louse Friday, October 21,.at 8 '
- ? -- - -
will be sold after the party. The pro
ceeds will be used for school im- ]
provements. The public is invited. I
We are still enjoying our weekly 1
prayer meetings. On last Wednesday !
light Mr. E. J. Miller conducted the
prayer services, reading the 25th
shapter of Matthew. Miss Fannie ?
Wells read a lovely piece, "The Beau-1'
tiful Snow." Mr Luther Hammond
and Mr. Frank Adams also read
pieces, which added very much to the
evening program. We were glad to
have Mr. J. M. Miller who has been
seriously ill, back again at prayer
Mrs. E. J. Miller has returned home
from a visit to her parents near Mc
Dr. and Mrs. Harris Mathis spent
one day last week with Dr. Mathis'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Mathis.
Mrs. Mathis having just returned
from a visit to her parents in far
Miss Susie Smith from Clio, Ga.,
who has been visiting her uncle, Mr.
J. L. Miller, has returned home.
.Mrs. Warren Miller, who has been
on the sick list so long is convalesc
Mr. H. B. Wells spent the week-end
with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
The W. M. S. met Saturday after
noon with Mrs. Carrie Hammand. A
very interesting program was car
ried out, conducted by Mrs. W. G.
Wells, after which delightful refresh
ments were served and beautiful mu
sic on the Edison was enjoyed. Mrs.
John Henry Parkman will entertain
the next meeting.
Mrs. T. B. Gilchrist has been vis
iting relatives in the community.
Mrs. Oren Reese is up on a visit
to her home folks.
Mrs. Charlie Baker from Augusta
is visiting her brother, Mr. J. F. Pra
We will re-cover your Ford top, in
cluding back curtain for $12.00 Let
us do this for your before the bad
YONGE & MOONEY.
Just received two carloads cars.
Come and get yours before they are
all gone, and believe me, they are go
ing on our easy payment plan-one
third down, balance on easy terms.
YONGE & MOONEY.
A Camp Fire on the Chicas
I think if I were a man, I shi
like to be a refined adventure:
wanderer with noble aspirations',-;
nig various professions in var
states and countries and at last/
ward the latter end of my life, eft
ing one from the many, and pU?
all my summed up experience j
knowledge of human nature into
In the eyes of the world I wo
be a rolling stone, which gathers
moss, and in the process of gathe'r
moss, people do sometimes be"c(c
moss backs, and to be of thatV'cJ
would be very distasteful to me<
In this procedure, I would noi;
quire wealth, for that quality coil
from stick-to-iveness, unless ohe^i
inherited many fat money bags "fi
a successful ancestor. ;>'-..
But my! the stories I couldn't
and the memories I could bask in^a
the understanding heart I
have, for in the days of wandet
I would take little jobs with lit
men and I would try for big jobs
Now you say, that would noi?
practicable, and ? agree with you);
would not be for the money. $
there must be an exception t?
proves the rule, and perhaps I shc*q
be that glorious exception.
I have a good friend who belief
in reincarnation. One might, accox
ing to that person's theory, retur??l
earth a number of times. Unfpjfi
nately we do not agree. If we dwi
should placidly and contentedly tlfflj
that I might in some later existed
have time to wander over the wira
In order to think as she dbj^j
should have to reverse my whole.:J ?
der of thinking. I am"a Southerije'
and conservative. It can not be doiji
Do you remember the poemo
James Whitcomb Riley . called:- mi
Life Lesson," in which he savs^'.vV
Heaven Jiplds. all "for, ^.yhicifciyoa^^
So when I reach Heaven I' shall b
permitted to wander from one plac
to another. They will let me, for
shilrrbe a good child and behave my
self, or maybe I shall wander fron
the seventh to the first heaven, am
have the more dignified saints aghas
at my adventures.
Forgive me for wandering with rn;
pe:i. I sat down to write a perfect:
respectable letter about a gloriou
supper around a camp fire, and se<
what my imagination has brought mi
into. It is an incorrigible thing.
I had my fortune told once, an(
among other things I was told tha
I had as much imagination as six peo
pie. No wonder it gets the best o:
me. My brain is only big enough t<
control the amount allotted to on<
person, and while I am keeping thai
in bounds the other five-sixths fly oil
at a tangent.
At last, to my subject. If you have
never sat around a huge camp fir(
near a lake, or river or prairie, anc
eaten bacon with a tang of the woods
and fields in it, you have missed one
of your birthrights. "
Shaded candlesticks, and nectareo
drinks to the tune of music behind
palm leaves has no showing beside
it. The latter is studied, the formei
elemental, primeval and natural. 11
gives one a different attitude toward
food. It assumes its proper position
in the realm of living, along with
clothes and fuel.
One feels as ravenous as the cave
man, and picking up a slice of bacon
and a piece of bread, lapses back a
thousand years, perhaps three thou
sand before the time of knives and
forks, and never misses them.. It re
veals what a thin veneer of civiliza
tion is over our early uncouth ten
A party of the faculty of the Uni
versity Preparatory School were
gathered last night around a camp
fire on the Chicaskia River. During
the evening, different ones would go
out and scout around with the aid of
a huge flashlight for logs of wood.
The sparks would fly and the Christ
mas spirit would well up in me even
in early October.
I have sometimes thought that if
I had occasion to plan a house that I
would insist that the architect should
arrange huge fire places on the lot,
much larger that any designer would
agree they ought to be. Then around
these fireplaces and chimneys I would
I Beautiful Home Wedding 'of
Two Young People Descend
ed From Old, Honored
- Edgefield Families.
The first wedding bells of autumn
were sounded Tuesday, October ll',
at high noon in Buncombe, where the
always happy home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Norris, cozily nestling among)
pines and spreading oaks, was the
scene of as lovely home wedding as
was ever witnessed in Edgefield. Al
though decidedly artistic and exqui
sitely beautiful, it was charactei-ized
by simplicity and was singularly free
from, needless and glaring display.
Nature" seemed to smile approvingly j
upon this hallowed nuptial occasion,
made holy by its divine origin, and
instead of lowering clouds shutting)
out ?he smiles of heaven, the sun
shone'in regal splendor without; while
?joy, gladness and happiness supreme
reigned within. To Miss Miriam Nor-;
ris and Mr. Stephen Paxson Darling
ton the occasion marked the happy)
:consummation of a decade and more
of love-making, extending back into
jtheir Edgefield school days. Giving
:Utterance to a touchingly beautiful
prose poem, original, of course,' Dr.
R. G. Lee, the former pastor of the
bride, united in holy wedlock the lives
bf these two young lovers, calling up
on God and man to witness the plight
ing of their troths.
. Loving hands had completely trans
formed the parlors, hall and dining
room of the home, making a suitable
setting for a wedding occasion. In
the south, parlor, hall and dining room
evergreens were draped with pleas
ing efl*. ' 'ind in the north parlor,
?where the ceremony was performed j1
the decorations were more elaborate.
Asparagus was draped in profusion
above the mantel, windows, doors 3
and" also about the electrolier, whose J"
light was softened by the white tulle
which covered the globes. Large ferns 1
palms arid other potted plants were )
banked, in front "of the mantel and 1
t?stei?^^ZZ~r& altar 'before Wnicrr
n?lcerehiony was performed was cov
ered with white and gracefully drap
ed with white tulle. Above the altar |]
and frpm the mantel lighted candles
sent forth soft rays upon the lovely
scene. That which gave added rich-M
ness and dignified elegance to the I ^
scene were the large and very beau
tiful paintings in oil hanging upon
the malls that were the handiwork |1
of an aunt of the bride, Miss Eliza
As the guests arrived they were
greeted at the door by Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant, Jr., and Mrs. J. H. Nich-J
olson and later were invited out upon
the front veranda where delicious
fruit nectar was served by Migs June
Nicholson and Miss Ann Lawton, with
a profusion of ferns and palms as a
background for this living and con
stantly moving picture.
After all of the guests had arrived
and just before the noon hour, Mrs.
A. R. Nicholson sang with inimit
able sweetness two appropriate vocal
selections, with Mrs. Hugh C. Mitchell
at the piano as accompanist. The first
build the house, in every way making
the hearth stone the centre of the
A warm fire has a great deal to do
with a warm heart, little as you may
believe it, and few are the people who
can really smile and be cheerful when
they are cold.
I have tried it, and I know that the
smile- from the heart reaches the lips
much more quickly if the blood is
warmed by leaping flames and rud
We gathered around the fire like
moths who are attracted by and who
do not know how to escape the beau- )
Our faces roasted but still we sat |
and the night air meeting the fire
made a perfect warmth. There is a
coziness about a circle, a spirit of
cameraderie that another grouping
does not afford.
King Arthur's men sat about a
round table *md feasted annd talked
with more abandon than they could
have along a banquet table.
Even as a campfire radiates warmth )
and glow in the coals, it also radiates [
friendliness and good cheer in the
hearts of the picnickers.
The great out-of-doors in the au
tumn has a call for me that I can
was "Love's Eyes" and after a I
interval, during which Mrs. Mite
played "Venetfenne" with the tc
of an artist, Mrs. Nicholson s
"The Thought of. You." Now the cl
struck twelve, announcing to
eager,, expectant company that
climax was at hand. Simultaneo
Mrs. Mitchell sounded Lohengr
wedding march and Dr. R.-G. Lee.
the first to enter the parlor, tah
his position behind the altar. N
came with graceful step the bru
maid, Miss Catharine Darlington
sister of the groom, who was foll
ed closely by that darling little fa:
Beulah Lee, clad in a dainty Iii
dress of white taffeta, with a coro
of orange blossoms, wearing sil
slippers. The maid of honor, M
Genevieve Norris, a sister of .
bride, next entered, and she was i
lowed by the two sweet little flov
girls, Dot Dunovant and Sarah Ni
olson, who were clad in yellow taffi
with golden slippers, bearing yell
baskets draped with yellow tillie a
filled with rose petals which w(
scattered in the pathway of the bril
The groom next entered with his bi
man, Dr. Albert Rhett Nicholse
The bride who was as calm and c
lected as she was beautiful, and s
was never more beautiful than
this her wedding day, entered on t
arm of her father, Mr. Epps J. Nc
vis, and as she approached the alt
she was joined by the groom. Thi
came the serious, solemn moraer
which, through constituted authori
on earth, with the gracious approvi
ive must believe, of a higher authoi
ty in heaven, the erstwhile twain wei
now made one. Following closely u;
Ml the Amen, without the usual, pail
ful, tense, silent moment of emba
rassment, when everybody is waitin
for everybody velse to move or 1
speak, admiring, loving friends an
relatives crowded upon Mr. and Mr:
Darlington, each vying with the othe
;o be-first to give expression to goo
vere received during th? :'orenoc?
Then followed a social hoar, dui
jig which a bountiful buffet lund
son, whose menu was as varied an
aountiful as in the days of yore whe
prosperity abounded throughout th
length and breadth of the land, wa
The bride wore a handsomely tail
ored dress of blue Poiret twill, trim
med with braid of beautiful brow:
shade, with hat, gloves and slippers t
match. She carried a shower bouque
af Bride's roses. The bridesmaid atv
maid of honor both wore dresses o
blue beaded Canton crepe and b!ac:
satin slippers, each wearing a corsag
of Sunburst roses. The bride wore ;
ring of priceless value to the famil;
aecause of its association, having beei
worn by the bride's great-great
grandmother, Miss Isabella Morrison
on the occasion of her marriage ti
Mr James Blocker, and having beei
worn on nuptial occasions by sue
ceeding generations down to the pres
Soon after the ceremony a numbe:
of young friends of the bride gath
ered around a beautifully decoratec
table in the dining room, the centr<
of which was graced by the bride'i
cake. The portrayal of the fortune!
of those who nervously wielded th<
knife in cutting the cake provokec
much laughter. Miss R?sela Parke]
became the possessor of the dime anc
Miss Margaret May had the wish
bone fall to her lot, while Miss Sad?
Mims found the button in her por
tion of the cake.
The large assortment of beautiful
tokens were mute expressions of love
not only from Edgefield friends bul
from friends of this and other states
were much admired. Rarely does one
see so many beautiful yet at the same
time sensible, useful gifts at a wed
ding. In the assortment were hun
dreds of pieces of silver, china, em
broidered linen, cut glass and lasl
but not least, certainly not least in
value, were gold coins and bank
checks. Among the checks was one
from Mr. Authur S. Tompkins which
was accompanied by a characteristic
little note, as follows:
"When you get married, my young
Your name will be what you are now
and here- .
With only the addition of a "ton"
at the end,
As you are a darling already, my
: The only regret in connection with
this beautiful marriage is the taking,
away of Edgefield's own .Miriam ?fe*
ris who has been loved by the people
of the community in babyhood, child
hood, girlhood and womanhood. The
God who gave her to Edgefield richly
endowed her with musical talent
which she has used to His. glory and
to the joy and pleasure of our people
pn countless occasions. Then, apart*
from her musical talent, her superior
graces of character and personal
charms, together with her sweet dis-"
position and life of smiles and sun-,
shine, have made her a favorite in
the community. It is not saying',
enough to simply say we shall miss/
The young groom, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Darlington cf West*
Chester, Pennsylvania, is no stranger
in Edgefield. Coming from good old.
Edgefield stock, together with some
of Pennsylvania's best blood, has.
made him the fine, manly, noble iel
low that he is. Only recently he grad-,
uated from Yale University, in min-I
ing engineering, and ow having tak
en unto himself a helpmeet, he is*
well equipped for a brilliant profes
sional career. He holds a lucrative "po
sition in Newark, . N. J., where they,
will make their home, ,bi-gmning;.
housekeeping at once. This ?inion is
not merely the uniting of two young,
lives. It means also the bringing into,
closer relationship the old Edgefield
families of Norris, Mims, Lake, Nich
olson, Hughes and also Darlington/
one of the first families of Pennsyl-* :
Amid a blinding shower of rics
which pelted them as would a terrific:
sleet storm in midwinter, MT. and
Mrs. Darlington leaped into a wait
ing touring car and departed at high
speed to catch the north bound "Au
gusta Special" at Trenton for a
In the words of Lord Byron :
"Farewell! if ever fondest prayer
But waft their names beyond the ?
But let us all hope it will' not be a
Mrs. Hugh Mitchell and M?3&
Marjorie Tompkins Enter
tain for Miss Miriam
(Written for last week.)
The Colonial Tompkins home in
Buncombe was the scene of a charm
ing bridge party on Wednesday af
ternon with Miss Miriam Norris, as
honoree, whose marriage to Mr. Ste
phen Darlington, of Newark, New
Jersey, is a most interesting event
of next Tuesday, October 11th at
Six tables were arranged for
bridge, Mrs. John Rainsford making
top score and receiving the gilt edge
playing cards given for head prize.
The honoree was presented with a
traveler's case containing a set of
dainty toilet articles.
A very elaborate salad course was
served at the conclusvon of the "de
A very quiet, but pretty wedding
took place Saturday at the First
Baptist church at high noon when
Miss Mary Nicholson beca-ne the
bride of William C. Lowder.
The ceremony was performed by
Dr. T. Claggett Skinner, and was wit
nessed by only a few of the bride's
The bride is the attractive daught
er of Memminger A. and Ida Themas
Nicholson of Edgefield county, but
for the past few years has made her
home with her brother and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Nicholson of Co
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joel Lowder of Salisbury, N. C,
and holds a responsible position with
the Southern Rainroad Company of
The bride was attired in a coat suit
of midnight blue tricotine with ac
cessories to match.
After having dinner at the home
of the bride's brother, the couple left
for Salisbury, N. C., where they will
make their future home.
We have a big lot of old style Fen
ders we are i-unning off at $2.50, get
yours before they are all gone.
YONCE & MOONEY, j