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Mr. and Mrs. Mathis Celebrated
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
of Their Marriage. Very
Beautiful Occasion.
Friday evening was a very unique
and delightful time for the many
friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Mathis at their beautiful home at
Trenton, when they were congratu
lated on the arrival of their silver
anniversary, having passed over
twenty-five-years of happy married
^ life. .
. There were so many friends from
Edgefield that we hardly knew.,
whether we were in onr own home
town or our neighbor town of Tren
ton, and everybody looked so pretty
and so happy, and every spot was so
beautiful that we were in some
doubt as to whether we were in this
mundane sphere at all.
On arriving in Trenton, we would
.. have known at once, if we had not
already kuown at what place the !
anniversary was to be celebrated, j
for from the exterior there was
every indication of brightness and
joy inside. At the door, fruit nec
tar was served, Mrs. Abner Broad
water being in charge of this very
inviting spot. As tiie guests en
tered, they were entranced by the
beauty of the sc_ene, in eyeny direc
tion, on the artistically decorated
white background with Southern
smilax daintily hung at intervals,
there glistened the silver which was
the emblem of the occasion. Above
the mantel, framed in silver, were
two embroidered pieces, on which
were the names Mathis and Moss.
These had b?en presented the bride j
and groom by Miss Mary Dye on
the occasion of, their . marriage a j
quarter of a~centnry ago. The j
whole mantel was adorned with sil
ver, and the dates above the mantel
were made in silver, 1890-1915.
Hearts in wbhe hung gracefully,
from appropriate places, and flow-,J
the scenes.
As the guests entered they ex
pected to lind the host and hostess
and receive the first greetings from
them, but they Here no where to be j
seen, and as the guests went from
place to place in the handsome and
commodious home, they continued
their^search for these the most impor
tant and essential part of the pleas
ure of the evening, and like the
guests of a real wedding, viewed
with great interest the ' beautiful,
useful and'splendid array of silver j
presents, which friends from here,
there and everywhere had sent and
brought a.3 evidence of their love
and esteem.
While enjoying this very inter
esting moment, there was a sound
of music on the air, and from the
parlor the strains of that beauti
ful old love song, "Siiver Threads
Among the Gold," came on our lis
tening ear. This was sung by Mr.
and Mrs. Shannonhouse and Prof.
Scott of Trenton, with piano accom
paniment by Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
Mrs. P. B. Mayson played "Till
man's Silver March," which was
composed by Mrs. Julia Moss, Mrs.
Mathis' mother.
It was at this moment that every
one discovered wherd Mr. and Mrs.
Mathis were. As the strains of the
Wedding March were played there
descended the stairs as many as pos
sibly could be procured of the at
tendants on the marriage of Mr.
and Mrs. Mathis. Firs": to enter
were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Moss,
then Mr. and Mrs. Roper Moss, and
following these were J. D. Mathis,
Jr., and little Susan. The climax I
of all was the entrance of the twins,]
Eugene and Catherine, the dear lit
tle children who preceded the fa
ther and mother as they entered the
parlor. One would hardly believe
that twenty-five 3'ears of married
life had passed over the beads of
thia youthful and happy pair, and
after a prayer by Mr. Shannonhouse,
every one was full of enthusiasm to
offer their hearty and sincere con
gratulations on this very auspicious I
occasion. The occasion was com
plete when all of this happy family
were re-united with their many
and warm friends from the various
sections of our county.
Very elaborate refreshments were
served, the first course being salad
and the accompaniments with ice
tea. This was followed by ice
cream and silver cake, most daintily
served. Vouug people are often
News From Colliers.
Well, we are having some nice
showers, and farmers are anxious to
finish laying-by their crone so they
can attend the protracted meeting:
and picnics.
Last Sunday two couples motored
to Augusta and were married by
Rev. Jo.hn W. Tyndall. The par
ties married were Mr. Willie Dorr
to Miss Emmie Thurmond, and Mr.
Willie Parkman to Miss Anna Stev
ens. Immediately after the cere
mony the brides and grooms re
turned to Modoc to make their
Mr. H. W. McKie made a flying
trip yesterday to Augusta in his
new car.
Dr. George /B. Adams, Jr., is
visiting bis parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Adams.
Mrs. Mary G. Pardue is visiting
her son, Mr. Y. F. Pardue.
Mr. Y. L. Miller has affine new
buggy. What does that mean?
Air. and Mrs. W. O. Holmes and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. Y. F.
Pardue last Sunday.
Miss Sallie Hammond has gone
back to Edgefield to take up her du- ;
ties as saleslady at The Corner,
Mr. ana Mrs. Will Holmes andi
children, and Mrs. Y. T. Hammond j
pass2d through Colliers en route to
The teachers of Colliers school
have been elected, Mr. Wallace
Prescott being: elected principal and
Miss Ellie Mathis as assistant.
Two Edenfield yoirng men have
been making frequent visits to Col
Last Sunday afternoon quite a
large crowd attended the temper
ance rally at Peaced Haven. The
pieces were well rendei.id, and much
enjoyed by all present. ? The prizes
were awarded to Master William
Jones as best singer, and to Miss
Ouida Pattison for best speaking.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones made a short
but much enjoyed address.
Little Nell, the daughter of Mr.
tn?8ieKumtfoutTwe are glad to, say
she is sonib better now.
We are sorry to say that Mr.
Harry Cuibreath is in tbe hospital,
bul hope he will soon be well again.
Miss Georgia Reese and Miss Ad
die Lee McKie spent Saturday night
with Miss Alpha Hammoud.
Miss Rhea Edmonds and Mr.
Leslie Edmonds were visitors iii >
Colliers the latter part of the week.
We are scenting orange blossoms
argain. ' ,
Spending Vacation at Home..
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Adams ;
of Colliers . have all of their chil- !
dren, two daughters and six sons, i
at home with them for a few days, i
Their son Robert is at home from '
Clemson and Dr. George B. Adams,
their son who has been making his 1
home in New Orleans for several ?
years, is .spending his vacation at <
home. He has steadily risen in bis 1
profession. After graduating in '.
medicine at the medical college in I
Charleston he attended the medical 1
college in New Orleans and receiv- 1
ed a diploma from that institution f
also. Since his graduation he has
spent much time in exper: work for ]
the government and has also spent .
some time as physician in a large j
hospital in New Orleans. At the ?
close of his vacation he will accept ?
a position in the insane asylum of ,
the state of Mississippi. ,
Champion Tomato Grower. i
In some sections tomatoes have 1
been unusually fine. Last week we
made a notice of a large one weigh
ing a pound and a half that Mr. 1
Chalmers Hughes grew. While we 1
were at the picnic at Colliers Satur
day Mr. T. L. Miller told us of two 1
tbat he grew in his garden that 1
weighed ? pounds, about two and a
half pounds each. Several other gen
tlemen told us about Mr. Miller's
fine tomatoes. Who can beat this
record? Up to this time Mr. Miller
stands at the head of the tomato
class and'Mr. Hughes next.
reproved for their late hours, but
these older heads who attended this
happy occasion may well have been
reminded by the youth in their
homes that they forgot to look at
their time pieces in the joy of the
hour, and many of them reached
their homes in the wee small hours.
May we all live to celebrate the
golden wedding of these friends of
our youth and of our later years.
F. A. M.
People of Community Met
Peace Haven. Temp?rance
Speeches. Good Music,
Sumptuous Dinner.
The people of Colliers commcntj
always know how to do the righi
thing in the right way. Realizing
the advantages gained through thc
coming together of the people forji
day under wholesome influences?, a
neighborhood picnic . was held or
the grounds surrounding Peace Ha
ven Sunday school buildings Satur
day last. In the early forenoon thc
people gathered from all direction*,
the ever-ready automobiles enabling
many to attend from a considerable
distance. The members of the com
mittee on refreshments, Mr. Cart'
ledge, Mr. Hammond and Mr.
Wiley Wells, were among the first
to arrive and soon had several large
yessels of ice lemonade ready to re
fresh the people as they arrived.
And'you can stake your last dollar
that it was real lemonade, being
well.supplied with and not the kind
that merely has the lemou flavor.
This popular beverage, the best the
season affords (especially the Col
liers kind) was dispensed free
throughout the day unlimited quan
Soon after the people arrived they
assembled in the housje in response
to the call of Rev. J. T. Littlejohn
who was the master of ceremonies.
Several songs were sung with or
gan accompaniment by Mrs. W. t?.
Prescott. Mr. Littlejohn called on
Mr. Cogburn for a speech on tem
perance. This is a question in which
Mr. Cogburn is deeply interested
and for twenty minutes or jnore he
presented this Jive subject in a
manner that will bear fruit in that
community. We feel confident that
his very earnest appeals will help to
swell the vote on September 14 foi
prohibition. Mr, Cogburn was fol
lowed by Mr. J. L. Mims who spoke
which is nrst and foremost in thc
public mind.
Mr. Littlejohn, being the chair
man, ha4 the advantage in that {ie
would not call upon himself. Me
however interspersed the program
with some good stories that oreated
much laughter. The one which pro
voked the most risibility WJ*S thv
experience of a young minister who
was soon to be married. He !ia?
called upon his bride-to-be possibly
for the last time before their nup
tials and being overcome by her be
witching beauty and personal charms
asked if it would be any harm for
bim to kiss her, as they were to be
married so soon. She demurred and
said they ought to wait until after
the wedding, as it might be wrong.
Unwilling to leave her without a
kiss, he suggested that they kneel
md pray over the matter. This they
3id, and after arising from their
knees he planted a kiss on her lips.
He yet lingered and the conversa
tion was prolonged. Just before he
bade her good-night, the blushing
beauty and bride-to-be demurely
jaid: "Let's pray again."
The hour for dinner having ar
rived, all were invited to gather
around ihe large table svhere genu
ine hospitality permeated the at
mosphere, the feast being as infor
mal as if it had been a large family
dining. The war has had no effect
upon the people of Colliers. They
always live at home. Everything
that was served, except the ice. and
sugar in the tea, was made at home.
In their eagerness jjto supply every
thing needful the housewives had
sreat faith in the attendance, for
a sufficiency of . good things was
provided for twice the number pres
eut. After every appetite had been
satisfied, great stacks of pies and
many beautiful cakes remained un
The community spirit is almost
ideal. Whenever anything is under
taken for the common good they
come together as one man. The Sun
day school at Peace Haven all
throngh the years has been the
means of bringing the people of the
community together under whole
some influence and they have de
veloped slong many lines as a result
of this personal contact. The erec
tion of '.he commodious new school
building near by bas been another
step in the right direction. The
Peace Haven Sunday school and
building are monuments to the la
mented Dr. MeKie, who had the
right conception of the needs of the
and Mrs. Kenny Entertain.
Officers of Baraca Class
Elected. Dr. and Mrs.
Corn Entertained.
' Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Brimson and
^Messrs* "Will ?am, Samuel and Joe
Branson of Ninety Six, were visit
ors here this week with relatives,
coming; in their car. - .
Mr. and Mrs. Bogue ofOrlanda,
iFla., are " guests in the home of
Maj. F. M. Warren.
; Mrs.. Mamie, Warren, of Center
Spring was a vinitor here this week.
Miss Daisy Sawyer of Vid al ia,
.?a., is visiting her sister, Miss'Clara
-f" Misses Mary Lucia and Elise
Mobley are at home from a vwit to
Miss Hannah Hannahan at Winns
? Messrs. Jpseph Cox, .iT. L. Wal
ker, Willie 'Wright and George
Yonce attended the Sunday school
picnic held at Stevens Creek church
on Saturday.
.. Mrs. C. L. Rhodes of Hamptouj
is spending awhile with her moth
ar, Mrs. Lizzie Crim.'
Mesdames M. E. Norris and
Alice Cox have be,en enjoying
two week's stay-in the mountains
of North Carolina.
Mrs. Leon Stansell. spent last
iveek in Williston with friends
. Prof. Lewellyn Cogburn of
Wards was a recent visitor in the
home of his sister, Mrs. M. W.
Clark. ?
One day last, week Misses Kate
and Fannie Pruiet entertained the
members of their graduating class
with dmost pleasant dining and the
d?y was happily spent by this con
Ifenial 'party.
Ilfilr. and Mrs. C. D. Kenny charm
ingly entertained at tea last Thurs
day evening in compliment to Dr.
wM Mrs. Charles Picket Dorn. Dr.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell, Mr. and
'M?&JL' H0*!^ JPayqe? Pr. andi
|Mre. Henry L. WhitSCr^hai^
terior of the home was made more
attractive with blooming flowers
and the cordial host and hostess
made the evening one of. pleasurable
memories for flkein guests. The tea
table was beautiful with its center
piece of roses and sparkling out
ylass and silver and an elaborate re
past was served.
Mrs. Walsh, Sr., of Sumter is
visiting in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
The officers of the Baraca ohs*,
Baptist bundav school were elected
Sunday and are president, James
Edwards; 1st vice-president, J. A
Lott; 2nd vice-president, J. Howard
Payne; secretary, George Hardy;
treasurer, Avery Bland; reportei,
W. P. Cassettes; teacher, Di. J. A
Dobey; assistant teacher, James
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crouch have
returned from a visit in the home
of the latter's parents, Capt. and
Mrs. Smith at Mullins. ,
Miss Hortense Padgett spent last
week with her sister, Mrs. Alex
Wataon at Meeting Street who has
been sick.
Mr. Robert Kenny has returned
from Latta after a pleasant week at
a house party with friends.
Master Marion Lott is now able
to be carried out for rides and the
broken limb is mending very nice
Another thing that has been a
help and inspiration to the young
men of Colliers is the splendid band
that was organized several years
ago. Notwithstanding the fact that
they are somewhat scattered and
unable to practice with any de
gree of regularity, the young men
play beautifully, and their reper
toire is not* limited to a few popu
lar airs. The leading feature of di
version Saturday afternoon was the
music furnished by the band. It was
highly creditable and was loudly
applauded. The band has nine pieces
and would be a credit to many^of
the smaller cities.
The day was so pleasantly spent
that good-byes were reluctantly ?aid
when the hour came to disperse.
As The Advertiser has stated many
times before, evepy rural communi
ty should have its neighborhood
picnic some time during the sum
mer, preferably after the crops are
laid-b3r. The pleasure and profit de
rived from the coming together of
friends and neighbors are worth the
time and efforts that it costs.
Medal Contests at Harmony.
The second in the series of medal
contests was bfeld at Harmony on
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock'.
The contestants in oratory were
Misses Florence Mims, Mary Myers,
Janice Morgan, Helen Marsh, Mar
tha Lee Long and. Leila Quarles,
Helen Marsh of the Harmony sec
tion winning the silver medal which
was presented by Mr. W. ' E. Lott
of Edgetield. The selection was,
"Why I signed the pledge," and
was beautifully rendered, manifest
ing special gifts along that line.
Miss Marsh is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Marsh.
There were two song contests,
the winner in the first being-Daisy
Smith, the ten year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs,. Garaewell Smith ol
Harmony, her eelection being "Fa
ther, dear father come home with
me now." This medal was presented
by Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman. The
medal in the second song contest
was awarded Miss Orrie, May Perry
-of Johnston, and presented by Mr.
W. E. Lott. An accompanying story
waa read by;Mrs. J. H. White of
johnston, entitled, ' Buy your own
cherries" in confection with the
second song contest.
Mr. J. L. Mims made a short ad
dress at the close of the contests,
and "The dry line" was hung across
the church and explained by little
Elizabet Lott in a poem.
A collectif n-was taken for the ex
penses of the meeting, and the Hai
mony choir gave some of their in
spiring music at the close of the ex
ercises. Mr. Luther Watson presid
ed over the program.
F. A. M. -
Rehoboth Temperance Rally.
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
there will bethe third of the series
of temperance rallies and medal'
The contestants will be C. B.-and
J. T. Littlejohn, Misses Janice
Morgan, Florence Mims, Willie
The song contest will be made up
of the following: Dozier Tompkins,
Frances Jones, Edward Peak, Cor
rie Cheltham, Benjamin Cogburn
und Eleanor Mims.
"The dry line" will be demon
struted by little Elizabeth Lott.
Addresses will be made by Mr.
0. Sheppard of Edgelield and Dr.
W. G. Blackwell of Parksville.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn were
Lhe honorees of a delightful tea on
Wednesday evening in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Wright, other
friends also being invited. Pink and
white crepe myrtle formed a pleas
ing decoration about the rooms, and
i large bowl of these flowers form
ed the centerpiece of the table. The
latter part of the evening was spent
on the broad cool veranda and the
time passed happily.
About the last of August the
play, "The old folks' concert,"
will be held here under the auspic
es of the D. of C. Several years ago
this was held and with the present
cast of characters it promises to be
equally as interesting.
Mr. M. T. Turner, Misses Frances
and Bessie Ford Turner and Zena
Payne spent last week at Chappells.
They were joined there by their
aunt, Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman
of Newberry, who accompanied
them home for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh, Mr,
Theodore Marsh and Mrs. Pebrick
were visitors to Batesburg last
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kelly have
returned from a two week's stay at
Mrs. J. R. Hart is home from
Spartanburg where she has been
spending a few weeks with her
daughter, Mrs. Chas. Brannon.
Dr. L. B. Asbell and Miss Louise
Asbell were recent visitors here
from Ellenton.
Miss Annie Smith of Augusta is,
the guest of Misses Frances and
Bessie Ford Turner.
Mr. Joe Jacobs spent last week
in Spartanburg with friends.
Pi of. W. J. McGarity of Branch
ville, was a visitor in the home of
Mr. T. R. Denny last week. Prof.
McGarity has been elected principal
of the Aiken high school.
Miss Lula Matthews of Atlanta
was the guest of Mrs. O. S. Wurtz
during the past week.
Discusses Religious and 'Agr>
culturaljConditions. Preach
ers'[and Better Farmers
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:*""*
Well, after . reading Jabez Gar
net's letter, I just feel like I am
due him an apology if he did mar
ry roy sweetheart Jane Cartledge.
' yes, when she^ and I w?re school
mates, she would always bring me
the first ripe apple, Ma,\ and June
apples that grew on her errand
mother Cartledge's place and they
were so sweet that I called her sweet
Jane. I often wonder if those apple
fees are still living. Now Jabez is
at his preacher son's home, Milton,
in Texas, and he was tor a time a
scholar in my Bible class*at Parks
ville. You can't imagine "the good
it does me to know (though I claim
none of the credit) that he is a
.preacher, and there are two moro
that were scholars in my Bible
class that are preachers, A? W.
Bussey, son of Geo. W., and P. H.,
son of P.# H. Bussey. As I write I
can in my imagination see thoso
boys and my old heart gets full and
my eyes till with tears, as I think of
their noble work, I sometimes wish I
could have them all three right near^
me for preachers and good laymen
are surely needed in this section of
country where there is so little in
terest taken in churches ?i Sunday
schools. We have some preachers
among us and I will give you some
of their beliefs and practices.
In the year 1882 there was a
Methodist that came from one of the
lower counties of South- Carolina,
asked me if the Baptist did not be
lieve and teach that- baptism waa
essential to salvation and I told him
no, and it was .a surprise to him.
But I know now why he thought
so, for there are some who claim,
that baptism is essential to salva
tion and, go so far as to say that .?fr
^S*P?ft&?t?Lpl ? one's, sin? au
ceptiog Christ as their Saviour ' if
you are not baptized hell is their
portion. On one occasion when
one of their preachers made the
claim I jur-t couldn't and didn't
hold my tongue and told him that
faith in the Saviour saved and noth
ing else did and that without that
faith he might baptize me till he
washed the last hair out of my head
and kell would be my portion.
Maybe I ought not to have said
anything bat I just could not snmd
it for he said it a-t the school house
where I was the superintendent of
the Sunday school. That occurred
two. months ago ind he has not
been back to preach since.
On another occasion a man came
to our Sunday, school and said he
wanted to give a ta'k on the Bible
and I told him yes we were always
glad to have anyone talk to us about
God's word. So he gave us a talk
and he claimed that faith, baptism
or anything short of sinless perfec
tion would give us entrance into
heaven, but I was asked by several
after he left what I thought of his
talk and I told them if what he
preached was so, as for myself, I
bad just as weil make no more at
tempts to get to heaven at all, and
several said the same.
Then there are others that say
Sunday schools are the devil's work !
and will take no part in them and
they won't go to preaching at a
church where there is an organ,
claiming that the Bible forbids it.
They are also opposed to Theologi
cal Seminaries and lesson helps.
They claim that their church is the
only true church, and say all other
churches of any .denomination are
doing work for the devil, but I tell
them if there were more devils
turned loose, I thought the millenam
would dawn sooner. The last
named believers are the old liae
Primitive Baptists, but they are be
ginning to split. Whenever the
majority of the members of their
churches decide to have an organ or
Sunday school the minority draws
out and dubs the majority party as
organ church, and themselves as the
no-organ church.
In conversation with a no-organ
preacher a few days ago, we got on
the subject of texts and he said that
he never used toe same text twice.
I asked him why, and he told me
the following incident (and I infer
red that was his reason.) He said
there .was a preacher that went on
(Continued on Fifth "age.)

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