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Annual Banquet by Knights of
Pythias. D. of C. Hold
Meeting. Mrs. Maxwell
Entertained Club.
One of the most elaborate and
enjoyable affairs held here this sea
son was the banquet of last Friday
night given by the Knights of Py
thias to their friends, there being
S about 3U0 present. The hall where
the banquet was held presented a
very festive air and Bearden's or
chestra from Augusta, discoursed
sweet music as the guests arrived
and gave attractive musical pro
gram. The banquet table was in the
shape of the Greek cross and the
colors of the lodge were attractive
ly carried out. Red carnations were
used in the decorations and their
bright touch of color and spicy
fragrance added greatly. A red car
nation was also laid at each cover.
Oysters, crackers, pickle, coffee and
a variety of fruits were abundantly
served and the Knights as a whole
were a most hospitable and atten
tive host. Following the feast,
speeches and toasts were the order
of the hour, Mr. Joseph W. Cox
acting as toast master. The chief
feature was the address of Mr.
Henry C. Tillman of Greenwood,
who was followed by Mr. J. Rut
ledge McGee. Prof. W. F. Scott's
toast was given in a bright and
happy manner, and a toast from Mr.
Cox concluded this enjoyable occa
. sioD.
Miss Virginia Harrison who is
now stenographer for a firm in
Hartsville was operated on for ap
pendicitis last week ind her friends
will be glad to know that she is
resting as comfortably as can be ex
pected. Her mother, Mrs. Annie B.
Samson is with her.
Mrs. J. L. Walker and Miss
Helen Walker are spending this j j
?lT???X'o?umbia with Hon. J. L.
Walker, who is now attending the
legislative sessions.
Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards are
at borne from their honeymoon and
are 'domiciled in their new home in
east Johnston.
4 Miss Emma Bouknight will leave
the first week in February for
Richmond where she will visit her
cousin, Mrs. Miller.
Miss Eloise Strother of Walhalla
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C.
P. Corn.
Mrs. Estelle Meyer has been ill
at the home cf her granddaughter,
Mrs. M. R. Wrgiht, having suffered
a fall. She is now improving.
The union meeting of the Ridge
assaciation meets here on Saturday
and Sunday at the Baptist church,
and a missionary sermon will be
preached on Sunday by Rev. W.
T. Hundley.
There was a very full meeting of
the Mary Ann Buie chapter, I), of
C., on Thursday last and plans
ire laid for a "Rose show," to
held in April, and also for the
cantata, "Ruth" which is to be
rorked up for an early Jdate. A
ter was decided upon for me
day. It was told during the
Jig that the coapter had sent
pon cross, which is used in
[sing the Confederate soldier's
R to place at the grave of Mr.
jD. Allen, who is buried in Au
ks. It is fitting that this chapter
/aid be the one to place this
as it was through his efforts,
'years ago, that t he orgaization
)r? Olin Sawyer has been recent
feleoted mayor of Georgetown.
Sawyer is a former Johnstonite,
the municipal affairs of the
are in good hands,
[rs. Lucius Sloan Maxwell enter
led the music club last Friday
the club now enters into the
of Polish composers, and a
>ry of the country of Poland
?given by Mrs. W. F. Scott,
Gertrude Strother telling of
Poland and its musical glory,
solo, Mrs. C. P. Corn; the
of proud and chivalrous po
Mis8 Zena Payne; how Po
inspiring dances have enrich
musicai literature, Mrs. J.
[arsh; piano solo, Mrs. G. D.
jr; violin solo, Mrs. O. D.
The club laid plans for Re
jity day and decided to ex
m invitation to address them,
Jackson, of Augusta, a
roman who has been a leader
musical circle of Augusta for
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
A Beautiful Weddin* at ti
Home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
A. Smith.
, One of the prettiest home we
dings witnessed in Edgefield in
long time took place Wednesda
evening at 5:30 o'clock at the hon
of Mr. and Mrs Herbert Alexandr
Smith, when their eldest daughte
Allene Dozier Smith, became tb
wife of John Rainsford. They wei
married by the ceremony of tb
Catholic church, Father Ford c
Aiken officiating.
The entire lower floor of th
home was thrown ensuite and taste
fully decorated. The decorations i
the east and 1 west parlors and ha!
were white and green and those o
the dining room, where the brida
party gathered around the festa
board after the ceremony, were pi ni
and white. As the guests arriv?e
they were received at the door b;
Mis? Sallie Dunovant and Miss Ma<
Tompkins. The monotony and sus
pense of the interval between th?
arrival of the guests and the actua
time for the plighting of troths wai
relieved on this occasion by severa
musical numbers rendered on th?
piano by Mrs. John R. Tompkins
the first being Schubert's Serenade,
This was followed by UA Perf.-ci
Upon the announcement that the
bridal party awaited in the upper
hall, .Mrs. Tompkins sounded the
strains of Mendelssohn's wedding
march. The officiating priest was the
first to enter the west parlor, the
attendants entering as follows: Miss
Ruth Tompkins with Dr. Hugh C.
Mitchell, Miss Emily Adams with
H. M. Reyuold8, Miss Elizabeth
Rainsford with W. VV. Adams,
Miss June Rainsford with Stewart
Smith, Miss Emily Tompkins with
J. T. Mi ms. Jr., Miss Marjorie
Tompkins with Benjamin Greneker.
Next entered the maid of honor,
Miss Elizabeth Smith, ,% sister o?
;he bride. The groom entered with
lis best man, Benjamin Rainsford,
lis brother, of Greenwood, and the
jride was accompanied by her fa
The bride was clad in a. rich
fown of white satin with pearl
?rimmings, the conventional veil
idding to the grace of ber slender
rorm. ijpon her arm rested a bou
quet of bride's roses and valley
lilies. The maid of honor was at
ired. in pink messaline with p?arl
rimmings, her bouquet being pink
.oses. Three of the bridesmaids were
ittired in pink crepe de chine trim
ned with chiffon and three in blue
>f the same material, each carrying
i muff of chiffon, instead of the
sonventional bouquet. Little Emily
Tompkins, the flower girl, was
Iressed in white and was a veritable
ittle fairy.
After Mr. and Mrs. Rainsford
yere showered with congratulations
ind good wishts a social hour was
spent informally and very delight
fully, many seizing this opportunity
,o record their names in a book
yhich was presided over by Miss
Marion blalocK. The large assort
ment of numerous tokens in gold,
silver, china, cut glass, linen, paint*
ngs, etc., displayed in the west
parlor were admired during the so
cial hour.
Refreshments consisting of deli
cious salads, followed by ice cream
iud cake were served.
Mrs. Raiusford quietly withdrew
ind donned a stylish traveling suit
to be in readiness for the departure
upon their wedding journey. An
effort was made by Mr. and Mrs.
Rainsford to steal away undetected
but friends were on (the alert and
thwarted their plans, causing- them
to be pelted with rice and old shoes.
The sincere good wishes of hun
dreds of friends go with these popu
lar Edgefield young people.
A pretty young woman tripped
up to the counter where a new clerk
was storing music and, in her sweet
est tones, asked: "Have you kissed
cae in the moonlight?"
The clerk turned around, looked
at her, and answered: "lt must have
been the man at the other counter.
I've only been here a week."-San
Francisco Druggist.
Three-year-old Elsie came from
the back door of a neighbor's home,
eating a cooky.
"Elsie, her mother reproved, you
must not ask Mrs. Bowman for
"I didn't ask her, rauzzer, return
ed Elsie undisturbed; I know where
she keeps 'em."
Box Party at Flat Rock School.
Saw Mills Active. Wed
ding Bells Soon to
i Ring.
After carefully reading over the
program of national missionary oam
paign laymen's missionary conven
tion which meets in {Columbia soon,
we could see wisdom in our people
availing themselves of this great op
portunity that is being brought to
our state. Could the people catch
the spirit and realize what this ad
vantage means to them individually
surely the attendance would be to
Our county it is {[believed is pass
ing now, through a crisis, the re
sult can better be imagined and pre
pared for by broadening our hori
zon of intellect. Those anti-foreign
missionaries who would learn the
progress missions bas made in re
cent years. "How best to finance
the kingdom," "Missions as a per
sonal interest," "What we have and
what we are." These above subjeots
will be ably and eloquently handled
by some of our smartest Divines,
therefore, it is a great opportcnitv
before our people. May many use it
to the good of our coan try and to
God's glory.
An incident whibh occurred more
than fifty years ago near ?dgefield
village. A very prominent and
wealthy gentleman accompanied by
his wife were gbiug to town. They
overtook in a deep cut in the road a
man sickened and. crazed by whis
key, so disgusting and tiresome was
bis conduct, the gentleman who was
A hard drinker himself, said to his i
wife, a sweet gentle lady, Katie tell
me, "do I look like that when Pm
3runk?" ,lYes, Seth," she sud.
'Tbat'8 just the way you look."
"'I'lUnever touch another drop as <
ong as" I live" he replied. They liv- |
id many years together afterward.
The resolution was unbroken, re- j
'using on bis death bed to take j
whiskey preecribed by his physi
;ian saying, "I'd rather die." As in ?
hat case how well for us "to see <
mrselves" as others see us. Daily
nfiuence is leaving your mark on ?
he world. Hear Lieutenant-Colonel \
?alford of New York in Columbia
m the above subject. Shouldn't we
is Christians be praying for that
neeting. .
Misses Wates, and Evans cur '
;eachevs at Flat Rock, report a (
jplendid time at the teachers' as- i
sociation on last Saturday. Those
neetiugs to be a success must meet
inrith co-operation of each teacher,
rheir presence even stimulates and
incourages efficiency. Patrons
mould encourage and assist their \
teachers in attending each session.
At the monthly meeting yester
day of Y. W. A's. they reluctantly
?ave up four enrolled members,
jame members came to them from
sunbeams. Misses Lou Eva Park
man, Ruby Dorn, Maggie Agner,
Nettie Bush.
Our young folks are joyous over
anticipation of box party at Flat
Rock on the 28th. Our efficient and
beloved teachers are so unselfish.
They are interested and love their
Sawmills, sawmills on every side
of us. Our town is building up so
rapidly. The wood is being destroy
ed in order to build. Fire wood will
soon be to each of us what it al
ready is to many, hard and incon
venient to obtain.
Listen for the wedding bells down
here real soon, the sound keeps
ringing nearer by us. We are loath
to give up our girls and boys, too,
so young.
Modoc, S. C.
Teachers Grateful.
Whereas the W. C. T. U. of
Edgefield have manifested their in
terest in the teachers of Edgefield
county by a splendid entertainment
in connection with the teachers'
meeting January 22, 1916; now
be it
Resolved by our Teachers' As
sociation, that we hereby express
our high appreciation, and extend
to them our sincere thanks.
G. F. Long,
W. W. Fuller.
Tor Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and mire Appetizer. For adults and children? 50c
Woman's Missionary Society
Holds Quilting. Two Quilts
F<*r Orphans. Meet
ing at Republican.
The IvYomati's Missionary society
ladies of * Hardy's also some otfcjer
good ladies who have not yet al
lowed their names to be enrolled
with UP, but whom we hope soon
to wi?w>ver, met at Mrs. Ellie
Briggs'-.'(which ie also Mr. and
Mrs. Trvm J. Briggs' home) to have
the orphan's quilt quilted la?t
Thursd'K. Th is * as my first quilt
ing, andXT think there were other?
there w^ fiad never before attend
ed one. Several were just learning.
Nevertheless, the quilting got on
nicely with Messrs. Tom, Jeff and
Traylor Uriggs and Herbert Bunch
and Mis? Mary Julia Wright to
thread the needles. We were told
by Mrs. Tom Briggs just after we
arrived .tjf?t we were to fast, and
so we did until about one o'clock.
Then we were invited in to a sumpt
uous dinner, a regular wedding din
ner, or perhaps it was Mr. Tom's
birthday delayed a few days. My,
it was a grand dinner, one we will
all remember to the end of time.
Just after fr. o'clock the quilt was
finished, ar-si taken out the frames,
and then Itfjs: H. F. Cooper stitch
ed the binding on. Our raeetrntr was
called to r.-xler by our president,
Mrs. Tom ]>riggs, bu-ine?s discuss
ed and Mis* Martha Briggs gave a
quilt that she has pieced together
and the boci<*ty will have it quilted
to send w: v) the one we had just
finished, serd?ng both together as
soon as we t an to the orphans. Our
next meetinr will be held February
24 at Mrs. Sallie Bunch's home.
We hope d' wi n were present this
time may. i then, and all otb-j 1
ara rrbZ^^Titl-fte . w?i? w??ooiu? ? i
We hear Miss Georgia Reese will
leave very soon for an extended vis
it to a friend in North Carolina.
We know she will enjoy the trip
md hope it may prove very benefi
Mr. George Wright and Mrs.
Eulala McCarty went on a business
trip to Augusta Wednesday. Mrs.
McCarty is thinking of going to
Florida to make her home we hear,
Will be sorry! to lose her from our
neighborhood and will sympathize
with Mr. Wright and his little chil
dren if she does leave them, for she
basc?me nearer than any one else
uould have done to takina their
motberVplace. She is Mrs. Wright's
sister-in-law, and always was devot
ed to Mrs. Wright and ber family,
and has proven herself a friend in
the time of need. We hope her life
may always be cast in pleasant
We are elad to report that Dr.
and Mrs. McKie were out Sunday
and report their family much im
Mr. and Mrs. Harrj Bunch and
ohildren spent Sunday with Mrs.
Sallie Bunch who has been very
feeble for several weeks.
Next Sunday will be the 5th Sun
day and the union meeting will con
vene at Republican. If the weather
will permit, there will be a large
attendance. Hope to attend our
Union Meeting.
First division, union meeting
Edgefield association, meeting with
the Edgefield Baptist church at ll
a. m. January 29-SO.
11:30-Church finances, 0. Shep
pard, Rev. H. B. White and oth
12:30-What is the best method
in holding and getting our churches
to co-operate in union meetings, W.
W. Fuller, W. G. Collins, M. B.
Hamilton and others.
(a) Home, Rev. H. B. White.
(b) Foreign, A. S. Tompkins.
(c) State, Br. E. P. Jones.
2:30-Education, W. W. Fuller,
J. K. Allen and others.
4:30-Business. \
10:3 0-Sunday school.
Lee and Jackson Day Appro
priately Observed by Edge
field School.
The celebration of Lee and Jack
son day took place in the high
school auditorium Wednesday,
January. 19, ateleven thirty o'clock.
The stage was artistically deoorated
with flags the pictures of both gen
erals being crowned with wreathes.
Rev. Mr. Bailey opened the exer
cises with a prayer after wb'ch the
students sang "Dixie." Edwin Folk
rendered splendidly a declamation
entitled, . "Stonewall Jackson's
way." "Let us pass over the river
and rest under the shade of the
trees" was sweetly sung by the Con
federate choir, and Onida Pattison
recited "The sv:ord. of Lee.,K The
choir in company with the sch
?ang"Maryland,"and'then Dr."
Jones delivered a' most eicelh.
dress on "Lee and Jackson,
reotly after Dr. Jones' addresi
Gov J. C. Sheppard pre
crosses of honor to two veterans
This enjoyable and instructive pro
gram was ck sed by singing "Ho w
firm a foundation."
Miss Belle Williams visited the
graded and high schools Friday
norning, January 21. She made
I very interesting talk in chapel on
birds and ended her talk by begging
the boys to be considerate and use
their sling shots more sparingly.
She visited each class room telling
the children how they should treat
;he birds and also trying to form
dubs for the purpose of protecting
:hem. We feel sure that, Miss Wil
lama' talk made a great impression
m the students and will make them
vant to protect rather than destroy
)ur southern songsters.
The teachers meeting on Satur
lay, January 23, was a most enjoy
ible event. Almost e^ny ie&frber
Sdge?eld county w^-f^fese'jA^'
b?* program rendered wasthorough
y interesting. The dinner prepared
>y the ladies of the W. 0. T. U.
vas excellent, and many, many
hanks are due them for their kind
iess. The teachers decided to have
j'ield day the latter part of March.
The amusement for the day will
sonsist in base ball, basket ball and
hat night a declamation and recita
ion contest between the boys and
rirla of the different schools will
ake place. This promises to be a
rery enjoyable day and we desire
he co-operation of the town people
oward making it more successful.
School Correspondent.
Mrs. Greneker Appointed.
Mrs. Hallie N. Greneker has
>een appointed organizer for Edge
ield county for the School Im
provement association- Every school
n the county, it matters not how
miall, should have such organiza
lion. In addition to improving the
jchool building, equipment and
jrounds, it affords an opportunity
jr means for the patrons to co
operate with the teacher in what
3ver is undertaken for the benefit
of the school. Not only one or two
individuals in the community should
stand by the teacher, but the en
tire community should have a part
in making the neighbprhood school
what it should be. An or
ganization provides a channel or
means through which all can have a
part. Communicate with Mrs. Gren
eker about the formation of such
an organization for your school and
she will gladly give you all of the
assistance possible.
Invitations Received.
The following.is a copy of invi
tations that have been received to
a marriage that is of interest to
some of The Advertiser's readers:
"Mrs. Dita Tompkins Auchmuty
requests s our company at the wed
ding reception of her daughter,
.Jean Corrie, and Mr. William Bat
tlepage on the afternoon of Satur
day, January 29 at four o'clock. At
home Pass Christian, Miss.
Collins Township.
The local registrar for Collins
townspip, Mr. H. W. Quarles, gave
us the following figures, taken from
hia report of vital statistics for
1915: Among the whites there were
17 births, 7 males and 10 females;
IO deaths, 5 males and 5 females.
Among the colored people there
were 45 births, 28 females and 17
males; 13 death*, 6 females and 7
Mr; Wright's Article in The Ad
vertiser Commended Would
Pension All Veterans
and Widows, "
Editor The Advertiser: Please
give me space in your paper this
week \o thank Mr. J. Russell
Wright for what he has written in
the interest of the Confederate sol
diers, the men who staked their
lives and their all for the Confeder
ate caus?. Yes, .they staked their ali
and after four years of great hard
ship incident to the war they lost,
but they did not despair. They
came home and picked np the hoc
and the plow arid went to work with
the same indomitable will that car
ried them to the front of battle.
& Mr. Wright has pointed oat
[many of the facts, but the half baa
hot been told. Some fellows said we
could whip the Yankees with sticks
and rocks and still others said we
can whip them . with corn-stalks,
and do it in 60 dajs. I noticed these
corn-stalk fellows were conspicu
ous bv their absence when the bat
tle line was formed.
I arji of the opinion that our leg
islative halls have too many sons of
these corn-stalk men. I know some
af them are true "bl ne, for I fought
ind bled beside their fathers, and
[ believe that thpy will do all in
their powei- to help the old soldiers.
My platform is that every oi<?
moldier should be placed on the bon
>r roll and that receivine a pension
should be an honor, instead of hav
Lg the pension roll, as it now ap
pears, a pauper, list. I have never
tpplied for a pension but ? have
>een told that in order to get one
m old soldier must admit that he is -
. pauper. T J>e!ieve every old sol
lo.'-, r-'ch'?.a'afjBi^^^j^*l',-^i'iii a
tension, and that it is an honor to
lave his name-vm the pension roll,
rhe legislature Should enact a law
naking it an honor. .
The next and most vital point is
hat veterans should be given enough
or a decent living; not less than.
$96 a year, and really should be
HO per month. When an old man
valks up to have his name placed
>n this honor roll all that should be
isked him is what company he be
onged to and have him furnish
aroof of the day of enlistment and
iischarge. All should have the
jame ratine-, the rich and the poor
ilike. If auyone should not need
.he pension he could give it to *oine
>ne who does or to some charitable
I have been asked by a great
nany people why I do uni apply
for a pension. One reason is I can
ive without it and the other is I
nave too much pride and manhood
LO place my hame on the pauper
list, as I see it. There are not many
af the old soldiers left to get a pen
sion and the state should take care
o? what few are left in a creditable
manner and not send them to the
ilras house like the one iu Colum
One other matter: When a man
dies and leaves an aged widow the
same pension should be given her
while she lives, for she too will soon
follow. Let her be made comforta
ble for she too did her part in the
. Marion B. Sturkey.
Plum Branch, S-. C.
Minstrel at Antioch.
Through the efforts of the teach
ers a minstrel will be given at An
tioch school Wednesday evening,
February 2, for the benefit of the
piano fund of the school. This is
a very worthy cause, and those who
are working for the benefit of the
3chool should receive the full co
operation of the people'of the com
munity. The entertainment will be
a good one with prices in reach of
all-only lo and 25 cents admis
Please Pay at Once.
Quite a number of subscribers
have heeded our appeal of last
week and have remitted the amount
due on subscription, but there are
yet many others who are in arrears.
We have carried many of them
through the financial stringency of
last year and must now urge that
they pay at once. Why wait and
make it necessary for us to mail out
statements? The label on your pa
per will show to what date you
have paid. Please pay at once, if
you are in arrears for subscription.

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