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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
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WKiteJMitcliell Wedding. Al
j? bert Toney Winning Hon
>~ ors at Annapolis. W.
C. T. U. Met.
The marriage of Miss Hallie Houck
White and Mr. Thomas Milton Mitch
ell, which took place Tuesday after
noon, 4 o'clock in the Baptist church
was a very large and beautiful af
fair. There was much cordial interest
centered in this marriage, so the
large church was not sufficient to
seat the number that came. There
were friends from Saluda, Ridge
Spring, Trenton and Edgefield.
The church had been artistically
decorated for thc occasion and the
front was banked with ferns and
palms and archways at the aisles, and
at the wedding bower, forming a
pleasing effect. This was a rainbow
wedding and these .lovely tints were
carried out well. The arrangements
were in charge of Mesdames W. J.
Hatcher, W. B. Ouzts and M. R.
Previous to the ceremony a mu
sical program was rendered, Mrs. L.
S. Maxwell presiding at the organ.
She played "Venetian Love Song" in
.opening, and Mrs. C. P. Corn sang
"Dear Little You" and Schubert's
"Serenade." A chorus of twenty five
sang Lohengrin's "Faithful and
Then the wedding march sounded
and the four young girls dressed in
rainbow hued organdy came up the
aisle and drew rainbow ribbons to
mart the bridal pathway.
Tnese were Misses Louise Crouch,
May Smith, Lina Reese and Amelia
? At the rear, the ribbons were held
by Misses Sara and George Sawyer
and Mesdames W. E. LaGrone and
Then came four young girls in tint
ed organdy to light the many candles
of the arches, these being Misses Ag
nes Browne,.Inez Sawyer.-Jj?
- and ileliin Stevens.
The ushers were Messrs J. A.
Jesse Derrick, Archie Lewis and J.
The maids and groomsmen enter
ed singly up the aisles and crossing
formed a semi-circle at the bridal
altar. The maids were Misses Monette
McElwee of Lake City, Norma Gra
ham of Leesville, Antoinette Denny,
Lottie Bean, Elise Mobley and Ella
Jacobs. They were attired in lovely
taffeta costumes, each of a contrast
ing shade, and wore large black vel
vet hats and carried roses.
The groomsmen were Messrs. Mc
Kendree Barr, Leesville, J. L. Mc
Carter, Aiken, Emery Mitchell, Lees
ville, Voight Wessenger, James
Barnes and John Able of Leesville.
The dames of honor were Mes
dames Price Timmerman, James H.
Halford, Robert Kenny and Mrs. Der
rick of Leesville. There were attired
in Parisian gowns of taffeta and
shadow lace which beautifully car
ried out the colors with large black
hats and armsful of roses.
Mrs. Archie Lewis was the matron
of honor annd entered alone, wearing
a striking costume in ceil blue taffe
ta, with large velvet hat, and carried
The maid of honor was Miss Eunice
Chambers, of Hartsville. She was at
tired in pink taffeta and carried pink
Then came the four flower girls
and pages. Two flower girls were
dressed in pink and two in blue, these
being Olivia Gould and Alice Caro
line Derrick,, the little page holding
the basket of flowers for them being
Harry Strother, and Billie Turner
was the other little page who held the
flower basket for Mildred White and
Annie Frances Watkins. The little
pages wore black velvet suits with
white georgette blouses. They came
up each aisle and scattered the bride's
path full of rose petals.
Two little fairies then followed,
Annie Lamar Lewis, in airy yellow
organdy, bearing the ring in a lily,
and Cupid-little Anne Cullum. And
the little god, Cupid, was well pleased
with his work which had brought
about this happy occasion.
The bride entered on the arm of
her father, Mr. James H. White, and
was met at the altar by the Groom,
with his best man, and brother, Mr.
W. S. Mitchell, these entering from
the vestry. The happy pair then en
tered through the gates opened by the
ring bearer and Cupid, and stood be
fore the officiating minister, Rev.
Henry Bell White, an uncle of the
of the bride, and Rev. W. S. Brooke,
the bride's pastor, these having pre
viously entered from the vestry.
The ring ceremony was used, Mr.
White speaking the solemn words
that united these two young hearts
as one, and the prayer was made by
Mr. Brooke. Soft music was played
during the ceremony.
The fair young bride looked lovely
and modest in a traveling suit of
brown Poiret twill with seal trim
mings, all accessories in harmony,
and she carried a shower bouquet of
bride's roses and valley lillies.
As the young couple left the church
they were showered with rice. Their
destination was not revealed.
Everyone regrets that this marriage
removes from the town, one of its
best beloved daughters. She mL\
only child of Mr. and Mrs. jttH
White, and is a young womairj
many charms. She has a sweet a^H
amiable disposition, and is beautiful
in face and character. She is a grad
uate of Coker College, also of its mu
sic department, and after her grad
uation, taught here and in other parts
of the state.
The groom is of Leesville, and is a
noble young man and of sterling
worth. He has a beautiful home wait
ing their arrival at Leesville.
The gifts to these young people
from friends showed the love in which
they were held.
On the evening previous to the
White-Mitchell marriage, a beautiful
reception was given the bridal party
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
White. The home was artistically dec
orated and presented a very pretty
Mrs. E. E. Andrews, the sister of
Mrs. White welcomed all at the front
and Mis. White rece?v?d in the hall.
It is a matter of interest that Mrs;
Andrews and four others present
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In the hallways, Mesdames J. W.
Marsh, P. N. Keesee and W. E. La
Grone directed the guests. The din
ing room was decorated m pink and
white, and the table was severed with
a large lace cover and lighted with
pink candles. A large bride's cake
occupied the center, and on this stood
a miniature bride and groom. From
the chandelier came a shower of pink
and white blossoms attached by rib
bons. Many ribbons expended from
the cake, and when drawn, held the
fortunes of the bridesmaids and
groomsmen. Pink and white block
cream and pound cake were served,
also mints. Those assisi,inp: in here
were Mesdames H. W. Crouch, J. H.
Payne, J. W. Browne, J. A. Lott, J.
N. Lott and Miss Florence Wright.
The bride's book was kept by Mrs.
B. T. Boatwright. The guests were
given favors of Cupids and brides.
Before departing, the many beautiful
gifts of cut glass, silver, china and
linen were viewed, there being sev
eral checks also.
Mr. Albert Toney who is at An-j
napolis for his fourth and last year,
is making a fine record, and will
graduate with many honors. In the
student body ;he forty making the
highest points are officers, and Mr.
Toney came in as the twenty-seventh,
which now number him with the of
ficers. He has been elected to the of
ficial staff of "The Log," the month-1
ly that is issued, and is also on the
staff of "The Lucky Bag." Mr. Toney
is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
Little Natalie Jones who has been
I ill with typhoid pneumonia, is now
Miss Mallie Waters has returned
j from a visit to Augusta.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn spent last]
I week here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and Marion
lof Greenwood were visitors here dur
ing the past week.
Mrs. Gould and children of Spar
j tanburg and Mrs. Atkinson of Beech
Island were guests of Mrs. James
White, coming for the White-Mitchell
The Apollo Music club held a very
pleasant meeting on Thursday with
Mrs. M. T. Turner and Miss Frances
Turner as hostesses. There was a full
attendance and after the business
(Continued on fifth page.)
Valuable Paper on Edgefi?ld County in
1876 by Mr* Francis pimk ins.
There are in Edgefield County -n?-jnot for m$ to say. If you adhere to
spots especially historic in that they the Jeffersonian dogma of literal de
have been the sites, of momentous his-i mocracy-the control by the majori-?
torie events or battles. It so happen-' ty of human beings within the state
ed that Rowden, Cornwallis and Tar- -then you must conclude that the
leton saw fit to carry on the opera-- events v/glch had as their outstanding
tions of the American Revolution in .purpose ?and result the deprival of
the eastern and northern portions of ! the majority of the human beings
the state where were fought KingW; within tl/e. state of their suffrage had
Mountain, Camden, Eutaw Springs-better not have happened. This the
and the other battles of the War fp?4pry of vjfp?lar rule at any cost was
Independence. The great battles of?> the theory that moved Thaddeus
the Civil War were carried on around; Stevenisvand the Washington govern
Charleston and Beaufort. Sherman in} ment. uv. the Reconstruction period,
his march north from Savannah pass*/ and resulted in universal negro suf
ed to the east of our county. I havel frag?J Such was the conviction of
bier? told that only one insignificant' Woodley Wilson in our own day
battle of Indian warfare was fought; when'it was thought that the difficul
within the county of which we are soi ties of, the world could be solved by
Kthe application of the principles of
has so happened that all fh#: universal suffrage to all the divers
events of peace in the history prelations of this world. Fortunate
uth Carolina have their setting? ly political thought has made more
er places than Edgefield-most4 progress of late ; farseeing men, giv
ly in Charleston, Columbia and th? ing 'less weight to democratic doc
halls of congress. The Ordinance oj' trine, and more light to the realities
Secession had its setting in Colum- of a: given situation, have come to
bia, and Charleston; the great drama, realize the practical limitations of
of 1876 had its center in Columbia, universal, suffrage. With such a view
Added to that which tends to make iri mind these of you who care may
the annals of Edgefield short is the indorse the policies of the leaders of
fact, that the little that has been 1876 with full realization that it
written concerning the history of the marked a radical reaction from the
state has been written by men from democratic constitution of 1868 as
Charleston and Columbia, who, of well as practical relief from the ve
course, have told the truth from the n?lity and grotesqueness of black and
point of view of the community from alien tenure of power. South Caro
which they came and its citizenshe? lina since 1876 has been a govern
No one has risen with temerity to ment of the minority because the
tell the truth without fear or favor black majority has been by law de
and without desire to cover up s-wne yppv&d of its right to vote. This fact
events and over-emphasize others, none of our historians will admit.
Von Ranke, one hundred years-ago Ben Tillman has been alone among
adopted as his motto: "wi?L?s our politicians with candor and in
eigentlich gewesen," "To tel?-."tile tfdligence^ to indicate the nature of
truth." If we ever expect to make our "peculiar institution." But to
what we write considered by tKe my theme:
history-reading world, we must adojot l ., When Daniel H. Chamberlain as
.thi^n|gg|^^ of governor of South
^%8h?T?W . cfikr?ct?rs^?t?SS? ^Bm?*-December V1874, this
real proportions. state was nationally known as the
As I have said, Edgefield's title to "prostrate state," having been Sv ,
fame does not rest on accident of ject. to the ravages of war and the
place or narrator; but it does rest less destructive but more galling ray
on the fame of her men and women, ages of robber Governor Moses and j
and the part that they have played his unprincipled coadjutors. Moses j
for good and ill in the making of considered the pardoning power a
South Carolina, and the events of its free instrument of bribery; through
history. I believe that it is not the him offices of trust were sold with
empty assertion of a self-adulator the unblushing abandon of a Louis
to say that with the exception of XIV acting under the moral code of
Charleston, this little county has, the seventeenth century; money in
through the intellect and activity of trusted to the governor was wasted
its citizens individually and en in the scramble to satisfy personal
masse, done more to mould the des- lusts; the state government was in a
tiny of the state and nation than any condition of disorder bordering on
other county in South Carolina. Ex- anarchy. The former waite masters,
eluding the colonial and early nation- having spent their strength in civil
al period of the history of this coun- war and in vain attempts to redeem
ty, Edgefield, the leader of the rising their state through coalition with re
back country, has been more instru- forming Republican minorities, for
mental in directing the affairs of the the time being resigned themselves to
state than Charleston, the leader of the tax collectors of a government
that section of the state devoted to which under no conditions of reform
the decaying culture of rice and In- or corruption would they have wil
digo, and marine shipping. From the lingly tolerated. The incompetent
time when the rude fathers of Edge- soldier-president of the United States
field played their obscure part under (Grant) himself surrounded by a
Sumter, Pickens, and Elijah Clark sea of corruption, continued to sup
to the time within your memory when port with troops, and words the cor
a rude farmer from out of Edgefield's rapt state of affairs in South Caro
red hills was political dictator of lina. The northern politicians were
South Carolina, our citizens have had more zeaolus to keep the state surely
their over share of power in the Republican than to advance the cause
state. Edgefield governors have fre- Of reform. The wholesome public
quently sat in the state house ; there opinion pf the North was still blinded
has hardly been a time until recent- by the hatreds of war, and the Char
ly when this county has had one acteristic American adherence to
representative in the United States democratic dogma, than concerning
Senate; and Edgefield generals in itself with the distribution of votes
number commanded Confederate to black peasants who wanted to "put
troops. The story of this glorious past the votes in bags." The black man,
would take a volume. I must confine fiye per cent literate at the close of
myself to one phase of Edgefield the Civil War, was always ready to
dominance in the affairs of South Ay to those who promised relief,
Carolina, which I have had occasion against the class that had recently
in another connection to investigate held them in slavery and bound them
-the campaign of 1876, which re- with the black code of 1865, which
suited in the expulsion of the ne- gave "statutory evidence" of a slave
groes from political control and the, psychology. The white minority-in
reinstatement in power of the white intelligence, tradition and economic
people of the state. With the excep- assets still master-preferred Afri
tion of the Secession Movement the can tactics in the state house in Co
campaign of 1876 has had more ef- lumbia to a full-hearted cooperation
feet on the history of the state than with a race for which it had con
any-other movement of South Caro- tempt. This expediency demanded an
lina history. impossible compromise of race pride.
In taking up my theme, my aim The new Governor, Chamberlain,,
shall be that of the true historian- was a native of Massachusetts, a
the unabashed truth and nothing but graduate of Yale, an unsuccessful
the truth as I see it. Whether the pol- cotton planter, had been a member
icy pursued by M. C. Butler and of the Ccnstitutional Convention of
Martin Gary, the leaders of this -
movement, was right or wrong it is J (Continued on page two.)
Interesting Letter About the
City of Newberry.
I have been in Newberry now for
several weeks, and each day I become
more and more impressed with the
progress of her people and the great
extent of her growth during the past
decade. This is instanced particular
ly in the number and beauty of her
churches. The following denomina
tions have fine brick churches and
progressive congregations: Methodist,
Lutheran, Baptist, Episcopalian, Pres
byterian and A. R. P. While in the
Newberry Mill village are three large
church edifices, with beautiful par
sonages of the Baptist, Methodist and
Lutheran churches, and in one of the
other Mill villages are Methodist and
Baptist churches. I had the pleasure
of being driven all over the city yes
terday afternoon and had not until
then realized the size and beauty of
the town. As evidence of its wealth
and material prosperity are the many
very beautiful homes and well kept
acres, and I say acres advisedly, for
there are very few of the handsome
homes without the beautiful lawns
One thing that I particularly like
are the great number of flowers,
both those grown out doors close up
to the buildings and pot plants in the
windows of stores, garages and even
in the windows and door way of the
Chamber of Commerce. It speaks of
the great degree of culture and re
! finement in the taste of her business
The town numbers about seven
thousand people and her business ac
tivities are not confined to one small
street or square but are scattered
over a large area. Many of her streets
are very narrow, but nearly all of
them have paved sidewalks while the
street proper is of asphalt. There is
a beautiful government Post Office
building and Newberry's old Court
House which is a good brick struc
ture, is used for offices and as a home
for the Newberry Post of the'Ameri
can Legion. The beautiful new Court
"House is up to date in every sense
of the word and is a credit to this
wide awake community and her love
for the law.
There are many organizations be
sides the fraternal orders, among
them a Rotary Club, Chamber of
Commerce, Free Library, two organi
gations of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, a post of the Amer
ican Legion with its accompanying
auxiliary of women, a chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion and many others.
There are several beautiful parks
and nowhere have I seen more beau
tiful trees than are here, but the van
dal hand of progress is being laid to
the root of many of these, as to prop
erly build sidewalks many of the old
land marks have to be sacrificed.
There are two fine newspapers, in
Newberry, one, the Observer, with
Editor Wallace at the helm, the other
The Herald and News, under the ed
itorship of the Aulls. This is the old
est paper in this section, '.[ think. Hor
tense is in charge of the social col
umn of this paper and is also the lin
otpye operator. It is issued twice a
week, so she is kept pretty busy.
The town lies on the route of two
railway lines, the Southern and the
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens, so
there are ample facilities for travel.
The graded school and High School
is under fine directorship and occu
pies a fine and commodious brick
This is rather a random letter, but
in my next I shall try to say a little
of Newberry's prominent men and
women and the work they are doing
for the world.
AGATHA A. WOODSON.
Masons to Have Oyster
The Masons will have an oyster
supper at the Dixie Highway Hotel
on November 4th. The cost will be
$1.00 per plate, and each member
may take as many ladies as he wish
es to pay for.W. C. Tompkins, W. A.
Collett, and W. H. Mays have the
matter in charge and any member de
siring to attend must pay these gen
tlemen for as many plates as he de
sires, on or before November 2nd,
Ride while you pay.-Ford. Y. & M.
RED OAK GROVE.
I Young Women's Meeting Well
Shower for Miss Ber
The weather remains dry, there
fore very little grain is being sown,
though we trust when the land will
do, every farmer will plant at least
some grain. A good rule for the far
mers is to have something growing
on the lands the year round.
I think our Sunday school lessons
are so full of interest, for Paul fcads
bardships, yet he loved his friends...
The lessons have been fine on friend
The Sunday school at Flat Rock
has been somewhat disturbed by hav
ing to fill two vacancies for teachers.
Miss Mamie Bussey is being suc
ceeded by Miss Cornelia Bussey as
teacher. Miss Mamie is now teaching
school near Cleora.
The Young Woman's Auxiliary was
largely attended on last Saturday,
being held with Miss Kathleen Ken
rick. After the meeting, which -was
full of interest with a well. carried
out program, a very happy evening
was spent, terminating in moat joy
ous gathering. A miscellaneous show
er was given in honor of Miss Ber
tha Parkman, one of our most worthy
members, who was the next day to be
come a bride. After the business was
dispersed with the bride to be was
requested to exchange chairs, not
aware that it meant so much to her,
for the plans were all a profound se
cret. While Miss Cornelia Bushey
played and sang in her sweet way
"Tripoli," a large waiter was filled
with lingerie, while other articles, too
numerous to mention, were airanged
and as a pretty march was being play
ed Master Roy Bailey came slowly
forward and placed the ladened wait
er at the feet of the guest of honor,
following came Miss Georgia Bailey
and the hostess, and presented the
.gifts, in-a most pleasing romner.
Among them were gifts of handiwork
from each member of the Y. W. A.,
as loving tokens of devotion and. love
for their beloved co-worker.
On Sunday following at Red Hill
I parsonage Miss Bertha Parkman and
Mr. Foster Morgan were married by
Rev. W. R. Barnes, the bride's pastor, .
at eleven o'clock, being witnessed by
only two or three of their most in
timate friends. They left immediately
for Harlem, Ga., the home of the
While this union was a genuine
surprise to their friends, many con
gratulations and best wishes are be
ing showered upon this most worthy
couple. Mr. Morgan is a most excel
lent young man of many worthy
traits of character and exemplary
habits, and has won for his life's com
panion a lovable Christian girl, and
to this union we extend heartly con
Long Branch News.
Mrs. Kate Clark had a quilting
Misses Thelma and Pansy Derrick
spent last Saturday night at Mr. O.
Mrs. T. L. Lybrand spent last
Thursday with her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Lewis Clark was sick several
days last week, but we are glad she
is able to be up again.
Misses Azilee and Farrah Salter
spent Sunday night with Mrs. D. G.
Mrs. Jackson spent Sunday with
her daughter, Mrs. Jim Clark.
Miss Ola Mae Scott spent Sunday
with Miss Ruth Scott.
Mrs. Salter, Myrtle, Aveiry and
Larkin visited Mrs. Salter's daughter,
Mrs. Bruce Cromer in Saluda on third
Larkin Salter left for Cedar
Springs last Wednesday where he
will attend school.
Mrs. G. W. Scott visited Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scott spent
Sunday with Mrs. J. T. Rhoden.
Mr. Oscar Herrin from Millen,
Ga., spent Sunday with his mother.
Miss Ellie Mae Herrin has gone to
Millen to stay a few weeks.
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