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Wednesday, June 14.
Water, one of. life's essentials, is
causing an alarming number of
deaths these days. Better not ven
ture too far from the shore.
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An effort was made a few nights
ago to rob the office of the treasurer
of Barnwell county. Most any old
guy knows it would be a waste of
time to rob the office of Edgefield
county's treasurer, especially in mid
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We would have more hope for the
future if there were as many boys
and young men among the high
school and college graduates as there
are young women. If Intelligence
rule? and it does, who can blame the
women if they rule this country in
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We are not among the 1,000 per
sons who have applied to the superin
tendent of the penitentiary for per
mission to witness the electrocution
of Fox, Gappins and Kirby Friday.
There is enough to depress one now
without the recollection of such a
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It matters not how many petitions
are presented, nor how many names
are signed to them, it is hoped that
Governor Harvey will turn a deaf
ear to every appeal to commute the
sentences of the three slayers of
young Breazell. So many sentences
are being set aside that about
time to take this authority from the
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Electric Chair -Cheated.
The figures given out in Columbia
show that since the electric chair was
installed in 1912 only three white
men have been electrocuted against
55 negroes. It is very probable that
there would have been fewer homi
cides in South Carolina in the past
decade had there not been such a
wide difference in these figures. Po
sition, political "pull" and wealth
have kept many a red-handed white
man from the electric chair. How
ever, through a change in public sen
timent and the operation of Rule SO
of the supreme court the State elec
trician's business will pick up. There
are nearly a dozen white men in line
now for the electric chair, all of them
being unquestionably guilty of the
most revolting crimes that devils in
human form can plan and execute.
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Educational Institutions Not
As long as our educational insti
tutions prosper and are loyally sup
ported, as the reports of school and
college sessions just closed indicate,
things are far from being as bad in
South Carolina, as they might be. Im
mediately after the Civil War a large
portion of an entire generation of
boys and girls grew up without the
opportunities of an education. Those
men and women bore this tremen
dous handicap all of their lives, but
let us rejoice that despite present
conditions, and some say they are
worse than conditions following in
the wake of the Civil War, no boy or
:girl of this generation who yearns
ior an education will be thus
handicapped. The way for an educa
tion is open to every ambitious boy
and girl. Our schools and colleges
must continue to be supported.
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Top Rung Being Raised.
One not infrequently hears the
expression, "there's always room at
the top," meaning that every individ
ual who strives to excel in any par
ticular profession or sphere of human
activity can by close application al
ways rise above his competitors un
til he reaches the topmost rung of ,
the ladder. However, that rising
above his fellows will not hereafter
be such an easy matter, as a much
larger number of young men and
women are being educated and train
ed than formerly. In years gone by ,
the top rung of the ladder was not
so high and was comparatively easy
of attainment. Then- college grad
uates in South Carolina were num- I
bered by the tens, while now they
mount up into the hundreds from one
institution. Furthermore, college
standards have been raised, making
a diploma stand for more than it ever
Under new and greatly improved
conditions in South Carolina the top
rung of the ladder has steadily been
raised higher and higher. For one to
be the leading lawyer at the bar, the
best teacher or professor, the most
skilled physician, means that the per
son so designated must be better
equipped than individuals who stood
at the top a decade ago.
Th are is yet room at the top but
the top rung is higher than ever be
fore and one must develop the high
est, noblest and best that is in him be
fore he can reach it.
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Two Farmers Honored.
For a number of years Clemson
college has been awarding annually
certificates of merit to farmers who
have achieved something out of the
usual order and by that means en
couraging those engaged in agricul
tural pursuits to leave the old ruts
and blaze new trails. Recently two
certificates of rilerit were awarded.
One to Mr. D. E. Good of Walhalla
and the other to J. W. Drake of An
derson county. Mr. Good has made a
success of growing apples upon a
commercial scale. In 1909 he put out
12 acres in apples and by close study
and attention has proven that along
the foothills of South Carolina apple
culture can be made profitable.
Mr. Drake won his distinction
through intelligent building up of
waste lands. He did it through ro
tation and the planting of legumes,
and not through the heavy application
of commercial fertilizers. His farm
in Anderson county is the marvel of
those who have visited it, especially
to those who knew of its run down
condition before Mr. Drake acquired
What Mr. Good .has accomplished
in apple culture can be done by any
other person in the Piedmont teer of
counties and what Mr. Drake has
done can be accoplished by any other
farmer in any other section of the
state. What they have achieved
should stimulate and inspire others,
and especially at this time when some
profitable substitute must be found
for cotton as a money crop.
Tenth of May Memorial Day
All Over the South.
On this beautiful May day, when
the grass, grain, leaf .and flower are
attesting the resurrection and the life
it is fitting that here, as well as there,
amid the perfumes and breezes, and
stimulations of springtime, this occa
sion be directed and sponsored and
hallowed by the Daughters of the
Confederacy, while the flowers are
blooming and the birds are singing
and the beautiful trees looking at
God all day, lifting their leafy arms
to pray. And all the whispering winds
are' chanting their requiem, and na
ture is smiling.
I say, it is so fitting for everybody
to stop and gather flowers and deco
rate the graves and monuments of
those who made the supreme sacri
fice for us. And now my mind runs
back to the monument at Edgefield,
and I wonder where the ladies placed
their flowers, and I wonder who kept
the mules from eating them as they
came up to drink. A monument after
all, is history, and love and admira
tion, and inspiration. While it is
sightless and tongueless, yet its
speech shall be heard for years to
come. We hope that earthquake may
never disturb its foundations; that
frosts mya never crumble it; that
storms may deal gently with it; that
winter may never chill this lonely
sentinel; that moonbeams may rest
lovingly upon it; that the gentle dews
of night may only refresh it for the
touch of rosy fingers when morning
comes; that the sun rays may kiss it
so long as the people of Edgefield
shall stand with a warmth kindred to
our affections for it. That the flight
of years may never show upon its
face. Now, with gratitude in our
hearts, with sincerity upon our
tongues, with uplifted hands, we be
come welded to it and promise to love
honor, cherish and protect it hence
forth while life shall last.
As I have stated before that mon
ument, though silent, means so much
more than some people think it
means to those of us who charged up
the rocky sides of Gettysburg, and
wrote their names on the cold, piti
less stones there in letters of blood;
just what it meant to Joan of Arc,
when she put to route the English
troops at Orleans, and saved France
at the age of fifteen years.
St. Petersburg is the city of things
to see; where the roses never fade
and the flowers never cease to bloom.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
The Marriage of Miss Gla<
Rives and Mr. Thomas
The First Baptist church was
scene Wednesday evening, June
seventh, of the marriage of I
Gladys Rives, daughter of Mrs.
nie Rives and the late Mr. J.
Rives, and Mr. Thomas Ben ja
Greneker, representative of Ec
field ancestry who have added nu
J strength and refining culture to
j A beautiful scene awaited
?throng of interested friends i
gathered at the church. Traceries
asparagus in graceful festoons c
lined the entire wood work of
church and the electric lights she
through airy white tulie.
A garden scene was exquisitely <
ried out on the rostrum, a June g
dsn scene where beauty and 1
idealized each pretty detail.
On either side of the rostrum w
white lattice gates, white lat?
work forming the back ground of
Palms, ferns and blossom-cove
hydrangeas made of the garder
fairyland. On symmetrical gate pc
were Louis baskets filled with f
fronds and sprays of hydrangea.
In the center of the scene was
altar, made of sheer white tu
flanked by baskets of hydrangea,
the base being the satin pillow.
Over the betrothed couple a tv
basket of hydrangea sho-rered w
sweet peas was suspended w
graceful asparagus and tulle g
lands fastooned from it to oppos
points of the church.
Mrs. Mamie Norris Tillman pres
ed at the pipe organ for a charmi
pre-nuptial concert which inclue
"Barcarolle," "La Belle Nuit," fr
"Tales of Hoffman" with orchesl
accompaniment by Mrs. Leon W
ren, Mrs. Walter Cantelou and M
A vocal solo, "At Dawning" vv
beautifully rendered by Mr. W.
Huey, the gifted vocalist from Grec
wood, who has sung his way ir
Mrs. A. R. Nicholson's rich sopra
voice was lovely in "Beauty's Eye:
Schubert's "Serenade," as an <
gan solo with accompanying pai
by the gifted trio of orchestral m
sicians, was a delightful number.
Mr. Huey's voice agfain thrill
the audience in his solo, "Until," ai
Mrs. Nicholson sung sweetly "Stil
Wie che Nacht" with violin obliga
by Miss Lois Mims.
Schumann's "Tr?umerei," org?
nad orchestra, was followed by L
hengrin's "Bridal Chorus," beautifi
ly rendered by Mrs. M. B. Tucke
Mrs. A. R. Nicholson, Mr. H. I
Reynolds and Mr. J. G. Holland, a:
nouncing in sweetest melody the au
The first of the bridal party to ei
ter were the ribbon girls, in their bi
coming frocks of pink organdie ar
tulle, their adorable organdie ha'
filled with pink sweet peas, a showc
of the blossoms being in the pin
tulle trimmings, who untying th
"ribbons across the aisles, ascende
the rostrum and opening the pictui
esque gates, took their places on eitl
er side. Little Sarah and Annie Niel
olson came in together down on
aisle, as Helen Dunovant and Pick
ens Greneker of Augusta, came dow:
the opposite aisle.
They were f ollowed by the ushers
who came singly down the opposit
aisles and took their places in .tin
semi-circle out from the foot of th?
Mr. Gist Finley of York, and Mr
Hammond Carmichael of Beaufort
Mr. Paul Cogburn and Mr. Perrj
Brown of Sumter, Mr. J. 0. Shep
pard and Mr. George Adams, Mr
Rainsford Cantelou and Mr. Johr
Mr. Ben Rainsford, of Greenwood,
groomsman, came in alone, follow
ed by Messrs Sam Barron of Man
ning, and Mr. Bob Nicholson, who as
cended the rostrum taking their
places in the garden tableau.
Miss Catherin Earle of Landrum,
bridesmaid, came in alone, followed
by Misses June Rainsford and Mar
jorie Tompkins, the three bride's
maids, in their pink organdie frocks
matching hats filled with the pastel
sweet peas, caught gracefully from
their arms, adding a charming note
of color to the pretty scene.
Two dames of honor, Mrs. W. D.
Ott of Columbia in coral taffeta and
Mrs. Julian Bland of Johnston, in
orange, entered singly down the op
posite aisles, Mrs. Elmore Hender
son, of Aiken, the third dame, follow
ing alone, her costume being of tur
quoise taffeta. They carried leghorn
hats in their arms, filled with the
daintily tinted sweet peas, a finish
ing touch to their attractive colonial
costumes, which added so to the gar
Handsome little W. H. Nicholson,
Jr., of Greenwood, brought in the be
trothal ring on a silver tray, wearing
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a white satin suit.
The maid of honor, Miss Elizabeth
Rives, wearing an exquisite dress of
jade taffeta, with touches of lace,
made the prevailing hoop skirt style,
her leghorn hat up-turned in her
arms and filled with a shower of
colorful sweet peas, came in alone,
taking her place by the altar.
Wee Jessie Huggins, whose enfan
tile beauty has such an appealing
note that to see her is to adore her,
scattered the bride's path with rose
petals from a cunning tulle basket,
which matched her little white cos
The groom and his best man, Mr.
Kenneth Keyes, of Atlanta, entered
from the left of the rostrum, and
awaited the arrival of the bride, who
entered with her brother-in-law, Mr.
Ever since as a little girl she
moved from Aiken with her parents,
and found so warm a welcome in her
new home, Gladys Rives has been en
shrined in the hearts of an ever wid
ening circle of. friends, who are re
joiced she is to continue to call
Edgefield home. Not only beautiful
in person, but beautiful in her sweet
nature, she is admired and beloved,
r^hp bride wore a gown of Kitten's
ear crepe and Duchess lace, over
georgette, made bouffant style,
caught with orange blossoms on side
She wore a handsome platinum bar
pin, the gift of the groom. The soft
becoming tulle veil was confined
to the hair, cap fashioned, by sprays
of orange blossoms.
Her court train of satin and geor
gette was borne by two beautiful
boys, John Sheppard Nicholson and
Grady Corley, dressed in becoming
white satin suits.
The lovely bouquet of wax-like
Bride's roses, showered with valley
lillies, completed the picture of rare
The bride's pastor, Mr. Arthur T.
Allen of the First Baptist church, as
sisted by the groom's minister, Rev.
G; W. M. Taylor, of the Methodist
church, officiated at the impressive
ceremony, which united the two lives. ]
The tender organ notes of "Caro ]
Nome," from Rigoletto, made a soft (
accompaniments as the vows were 1
being earnestly taken. After kneel- i
ing for the benediction, the happy
ouple led the bridal party from the
A delightful reception was given
immediately after the ceremony by
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Nicholson at their
home where a vast number of guests
from many different points gathered.
Delicious punch was served out in
the illuminated lawn, whose high ele
vation made the scene unusually
attractive. Misses Bessie Dunovant
and Mary Nicholson at one bowl,
Misses Katherine Mims and Marie
Dunlap, of Honea Path, at the other.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Nicholson, Mrs.
Annie E. Rives and Mrs. Hallie Nich
olson Greneker stood with the bridal
party to receive the guests on the
Mrs. Frank Huggins and Miss Vir
ginia Addison invited the callers into
the home, where Mrs. Helen S. Nich
olson and Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson
received in the living room.
Attractive pink heart souvenirs
were given everyone by little Lois
Cain Rives, the lovely child of Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Miss Gladys Padgett and Mrs. Hugh
Mitchell played a number of bright
instrumental selections during the
Mrs. E. S. Rives and Mrs. S. B.
Nicholson presided in the dining
room, which was centered with a
daintily appointed table, the pink and
white color scheme being carried out
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in each pretty detail of bride's cake,
baskets of mints and decorations. A
delicious course of pink and white
block cream and individual angel
food cake, with pink and white frost
ing, was served by .Misses May Rives,
Carrie. Dunovant, Kathryn Stewart
and June Nicholson.
Truly regal gifts were showered
on the popular young couple, who, af
ter a trip to the North Carolina
mountains are to be at home in their
modern bungalow on Wigfall street.
The bride's nobby going away suit
ivas of midnight blue Poiret twill with
all accessories to match.
The groom is a descendant on his
maternal side of illustrious Edgefield
Nicholson and Hughes ancestry, and
he is a most worthy scion of a worthy
race, a young lawyer of brilliant at
tainments, and one whom the county
looks to to renew that high standard
which gave such lustre to past annals.
Edgefield is indeed fortunate to
bave Mr. and Mrs. Greneker cast their
lot here and all good wishes for their
future is desired.
Among the numerous out of town
visitors for the occasion were: Mr.
A.. A. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Nicholson, Mr. Ben Rainsford and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Huey,, of Green
wood; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ott, Master
Billy Ott, Mrs. J. E. Gaskin, Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Stanley, Miss Lillie Stan
ley, Mr. Leonard Stanley, Miss Lu
cille Stanley and Dr. and Mrs. M. H.
Wyman, of Columbia; Miss Margaret
Davis, of Newberry; Mr. and Mrs. E.
3. Henderson ,Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Finley Hen
derson, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hill, Mr.
J. P. McNair, Miss Bernice Wood
ward, Miss Lallah Wyman and Mr.
and Mrs. I. W. Fowler, of Aiken;
Miss Nannie Harris, Miss Margaret
Sill, Miss Fannie Wright Hill, Misses
Elizabeth, Gene and Pickens Grene
ier, of Augusta; Mr. Hammond Car
michael, of Kathwood; Mr. Kenneth
Keyes, of Atlanta; Miss Mary Meyer
ind Mr. George Rives, of Greenville;
Vir. Rudolph Lenderman, of New
fork; Mr. A. J. Richards, of Liberty
?lill; Miss Marie Dunlap, of Honea
Path; Miss Katherine Earle, of Lan
Irum; Mr. Billy Prince, Mr. Ellis
?Veils and Mr. Sam Barron, of Man
ling; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hender
;on, of Bamberg.
C. H. F.
We are still having a great deal of
ain. The farmers have not planted
mything much yet as the land has
lot been dry enough to plough in a
ong time. They have decided to
?lough up their cotton and plant food
tuffs. The boll weevlis are already
General Green is growing rapidly
,s there has not been anything to pre
rent his growth for quite a while.
The death angel entered the home
if Mr. Jim Hamilton Sr., Friday '
norning and took from him his be- <
oved wife, Mrs. Jane Hamilton.
Mr. Herbert McDowell was a visit- i
>r in this community Thursday after
Misses Gell Wood and Viola Rob- i
rtson were the guests of Miss Ethel i
)uzts Sunday night.
Mr. Furman Freeland was a re- j
ent visitor in this vicinity. t
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ouzts and Mr.
nd Mrs. W. A. Watkins and little
aughter spent the weekend with Mr. T
nd Mrs. W. E. Freeland. '<?
Misses Helen and Ernestine Chap- (
ell spent the week-end recently with
fiends in .this community.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Boone had as
tieir guests Sunday ,Mr. and Mrs. 1
? W. Cartledge of Cleora, Mr. and
s and gentlemen
Mrs. Gaines Boone and little son, al
so Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Freeland and
little daughter, Louise.
Prayer meeting was held at Mr.
Z. Ouzts' Sunday afternoon. There
was a large crowd present and we
had a very good meeting.
A number of friends gathered in
the home of Mrs. Madge McDowell
one night recently to hear some North
Carolinians sing which was greatly
A crowd of people, about twenty
in number, went on a huckleberry ex
cursion Monday afternoon. A good
many berries were picked and the af
ternoon was greatly enjoyed, es
pecially by the young people.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
(Written for last week.)
The rain is plentiful and the grass
in this section is looking fine. The
farmers are very much behind with
Orange blossoms are budding in
this community so look out for June
Our community has been saddened
by the death of our loved one, Mrs.
J. M. Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton had
been sick for a long time and her
many friends are grieved over the
death of this dear, Christian woman.
Miss Cecyle M. Strom spent last
week in Ninety Six with her cousin,
Miss Sophie Parkman.
Mr. W. E. Johnson of Ninety Six
is a welcome visitor in this section
for a while.
Messrs Sam and R. T. Blease of
Saluda were pleasant visitors in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bryan and lit
tle Louise were visitors in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson last
Little LiDie May and Bob Bryan
were visitors of little Josie and Mc
Duffie Johnson Saturday night.
Messrs Jesse Strom and Rufus
Johnson were visitors in the Way
Cross section Saturday night and
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Buzzardt and
family were spend-the-day guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Buzzardt last
Misses Loire and Mattie Timmer
man visited in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Jess DeVore Friday night and
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ouzts and lit
tle Marshall spent last Monday in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Ouzts.
Mrs. J. T. McDowell of Greenwood
is visiting her mother, Mrs. W. S. Mc
Dowell who is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Jones and little
Willie Mae were visitors in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Johnson Satur
Mr. W. P. Johnson was a business
visitor in Saluda last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess DeVore were
guests in the home of the latter's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Timmer
nan last Sunday.
Miss Evelyn John3on had the mis
fortune to burn her foot Friday, but
rust it wont be serious.
Just arrived, a beautiful assort
nent of Voiles, Organdies, Flaxbns
md Ratines, which we are selling at
?vry reasonable prices.
FOR SALE: One good mare mule
ind one top buggy. Apply to
BANK OF EDGEFIELD.