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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21,1916
Mr. Watson at Home Again.
Union Service Thanksgiv
ing Day. A Surprise
Mr, S. J. Watson is at home
:\gain after five weeks in the Co
lumbia hospital. He is greatly im
proved in health and his friends are
delighted that he is at home again.
Messrs. Willie Pearce Stevens
and Nick Broadwater went to
Florida last Friday having accept
ed positions tbere.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Langston
have gone to Texas to spend a
month with relatives.
Mr. Thomas Stansell of William
son, a former merchant of this
place, was a visitor here last week.
The recent mid week prayer
meeting of the Baptist church was
one of great interest the subject
being "The music of the church"
and the week before the pastor asked
for several papers and talks. Mrs.
James White gave a paper on the
music of the Bible." and Mrs. W. '
F. Scott "The value of good mu
sic." Mr. J. C. Lewis gave a talk
on how music may impress a con
gregation and Mr. F. M. Boyd on
"How the church can help the
choir." All of these were very en
About three weeks ago Miss
Frances Turner who is a student of
Greenville Woman's College hap
pened to a painful accident falling
down a staircase which resulted in
a severe sprain and causing her to
be in the infirmary for two weeks.
As she was still unable to attend
her classes the college physician ad
vised her mother who went to see
her last Friday to have her return
with her as it would be some time
before she could resume class room
ji?__;du^ie^^o upon ^ra. Turner's re
?*' turn oacurda^y^Win^^^
Miss Emma Bouknisrht is at home
from Dallas, Texas, where she went
as a delegate to the general U. D.
j C. convention from the Mary Ann
Capt. West of Leesville has been
visiting in the home of his cousin,
Mr. J. W. Hardy. He is a Con
federate veteran and it is very in
teresting to talk with him.
A marriage that brought great
surprise to the town was that of
Miss Bessie Ford Turner and Mr.
Harry C. Strother which took place
Saturday morning last. They have
the best good wishes by their many
friends in their new estate.
Mrs. L. E. Stansell was hostess
for the Young Matron's Club on
Friday afternoon and two very hap
py hours were spent in chatting and
doing fancy work, and several guests
besides the members were present.
A tempting salad course, with cof
fee, was served,
Capt. Claud Sawyer, of Aiken,
spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,
Miss Elizabeth Lott and Benjamin
Cogburn were visitors here on Sun
The J. F. F. Club, which is com
posed ol twelve members, held their
last meeting on Friday afternoon
with Miss Lizzie Kate Anderson.
The time was passed in conversa
tion, and each one having brought
iheir embroidery bag, this occupied
the finger, while they talked. One
of the members, Miss Ruth Thack
er, has been a guest of honor since
the announcement of her marriage,
for December 12th, andj a pleasant
surprise was given her, a gift box,
full of dainty handkerchiefs being
presented to her, these being pre
sented from the Club members. All
were later served with hot chocolate
and a variety of sandwiches.
On last Wednesday, the home of
Mr. and Mrs, Lewis Blount Sr.,
was the scene of a lovel'- wooding,
when their daughter iiiss Minnie
Eleanor Blount was a jited in mar
riage to Mr. James Hardin Sherard
of Abbeville. The home, the old
Bacon homestead, near town, was
beautiful in its decorations of many
lovely flo (vers and foliage and south
ern smilax, from the luxurient
woods near by, and an improaired
alter was arranged for the wedding
scene. At eleven o'clock, as Men
delsohn's march rang out, played
by Mrs. W. C. Graham, of Den
mark, little Virginia and Lewis
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Marriage of Miss Julia Strom
and Mr. Samuel .Chandler.
A beautiful marrhge on last
Tuesday morning was that of Miss
Julia Strom of the Rehoboth sec
tion, McCormick county, to Mr.
Samuel Chandler of Mintern, S. C.,
at ten o'clock at the home of the
This stately home was even more
beautiful on this occasion. The en
tire lower floor was decorated in
smilax, nairns, ferns and gorgeous
white chrysanthemums. The altar
in front of which the ceremony was
performed, was a back ground of
palms and ferns with an arch of
smilax and white chrysanthemums,
from which many bright candles
gleamed. Just before the ceremony
Mrs. J. S. Strom sang very softly
"l love you best of all." Mrs. R.
M. Hitt sang "A Perfect Day." As
the bridal party entered Lohengrin's
wedding march 'was played by Mrs.
R. M. Hitt.
The groom entered with his
brother Mr. Tom Chandler. Miss
Effie Chandler, a sister of the groom
with Miss Martha Strom, a cousin
of the bride. Then came the bride
with her brother. Mr. Charlie
Strom. Sbo was very beautiful in a
midnight blue coat suit with black
velvet hat, gloves and shoes to
match, oarryinga bouquet of white
carnations. Her only ornament wa9
a cameo pin, a gift of the groom.
The ceremony was performed by
the bride's pastor, Rev. J. T. Little
john. Immediately after the ceremo
ny and congratulations, delightful
refreshments were served after
which the bride and groom left in
a shower of rice and old shoes. As
she was leaving the bride threw ber
bouquet and it was caught by Miss
Mrs. Chandler is the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B:
Strom, and is not only the idol of
her home, hut on account of her
sweet lovable disposition and no
"b-ie chrfsfi'alf"y uaracter, is"'loved bl
all who know her. Mr. Chandler is
a prominent young business man
and planter, and is also very popu
lar in a social way.
As a test of their popularity many
handsome presents were received,
cut glass, silver and china and sev
eral valuable checks.
Among the visiting guests were
Mr. Tom Chandler of Columbia,
Miss Effie Chandler of Olanta, Mr.
J. M. Timmerman of Spartanburg,
Mrs. Sophie Luxenberger of Green
ville, Mrs. Joe Brunson of Aiken;'
Mrs. R. M. Hitt Bamberg, Mr.
Charlie Strom, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton
Strom, Mrs. J. S. Strom, Mrs. VV.
M. Strom of McCormick, Mr. and
Mr?. T. E. Cochran, '.rrs. E. E.
Winn, Miss Carrie Talbert of Plum
News From Lenoir School.
Thinking you would like to hear
something from this part of the
moral vineyard, I will give you the
sayings and doiugs of the people
We have bepn going to school
two months, but have a very small
school, only fifteen, and we are
progressing fine and like our teach
er, Miss Hattie Strom, so much,
and she takes a great deal of inter
est in each of us.
On Friday afternoon, October 28,
we organized a Fidelian Literary
Society. The following officers
were elected: Hazel Atkinson, Pres
ident; Mary Julia Wright, Vice
President; Naomi Cogburn, Sec. &
Treas, Lionell Cogburn, Ruby
Wright and Cornelia Glover, the
Literary Committee. We are to
meet every 1st and 3rd Friday af
ternoon and are planning to nave a
special Thanksgiving program next
Wednesday afternoon. If we make
an average of 00 we get on the
honor roll. We all work so hard to
make the average, and the one that
makes the highest average wears
the honor badge. There were two
this month, Ruby Wright and Ruth
Cogburn, both making an average
Among the visitors last week
were, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Johnson,
Miss Lizzie Cogburn and father
from Kirksey, Mr. and Mrs. Burr
Uonnerly from Gaines are at the
home of Mr, and Mrs. Ernest Cog
The little birds tells us it will not
be long before there will be orange
blossoms near here.
Mr. Neal from Augusta, spent a
very pleasant day hunting with Mr.
Wiley Glover lost week.
A School Girl.
Hog Killing Season Has Now
Arrived. Large Number
Attended Fair. Prizes
(Written for last week.)
We are having a Rpel! of winter
weather since Wednesday with lots
of ice. Real hog killing tim38. We
killed one small one for something
fresh again. We have had two pigs
and one kid since cool weather set
in and enjoy them so much. We
never kill anything of the kind that
something doesn't kill one or two
chickens too. The hogs killed one
chicken Friday morning and an
auto tame flying by in the after
noon and killed our prettiest pet
hen, the mother to our guineas. And
my mother was almost ready to cry
over the loss of her pretty, good
hen. She knows who did it and told
her son if he ever erets an auto to
be careful bow be drives and not
destroy others property or kill any
thing especially a good mother hen.
She has had several chickens, ducks
and guineas killed by autos, and I
am in fear of our baby being run
over for he will get out in the road
if he can run away from me while
his mother is at school. He loves
machinery and tries to work the
gasoline engine and wants to stay
close to the gin and steam engine
which keeps me very uneasy all the
time they are running. Guess he
will learn to ase them as soon as be
is large enough if he doesn't get
killed by them.
Who went to the fair? I did not
get there this season at all. Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Bunch went and car
ried three of their children, three
of Mr. Ivy DeLaughter's ohildren,
and four of Mr. Ashley Wethersby's
children, ten in all and lost their
own little Emma. When they found
ber ther came home and say, the^
saw nofhin'g butehlidrerTand frocn^
le. They do not care to repeat the
dose ever again.
Mr. Ashley Wethersby was taken
to* the University hospital Tuesday
afternoon|with hemorrhagic fever and
very little hope if any is held out^
to his family for his recovery.
Mrs. Sallie Bunch has been suffer
ing with lumbago some time, and
since Saturday has been quite sick.
Mrs. Luta Baynon has also been
feeling worse and Miss Lilla was
quite sick Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Martin Medlock has been
having more chills and has been
Mr. E. L. Fouche spent Thurs
day night with Mr. H. L. Bunch.
Mr. Fouche has sold out his saw
mill lo Mr. Holley.
Mrs. Tom McKie spent Sunday
with her mather, Mrs. L. W. Reese
and stopped in to see Mrs. Bunch
and Mrs. Baynon.
Mrs. Georgia McKie and daugh
ter attended services at Hardy's
Sunday and stopped in to see Mes
dames Bunch and Baynon.
Mrs. John Burkhalter,- son and
daughter, from Columbia, also Miss
Lucile and Mr. Charlie Burkhalter
spent Saturday with their aunt, Miss
Miss Georgia Burkhalter and Mr.
and Mrs. Hamp Parks motored to
Augusta to attend the fair and came
back to their aunts. Miss Genie
Mr. Frank Townes won several
prizes on his hogs at the fair. So
did Mr. H. F. Cooper and Messrs.
H. H. Scott and J. 0. Scott. Mr.
John Hudson won on his race
horse and several won on grain of
Those who attended the Spelling
Bee last fall in the court house will
be delighted to know that the same
opportunity will be presented again
on December 8, when the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
will undertake by this means to
raise ?25 or more for the endow
ment fund of the new Mountain
school at Tomassee in Oconee coun
ty. A wonderful gift to the stats or
ganization has made it possible to
begin this enterprise at once and
the Edgefield chapter has pledged
?100 for that purpose. Besides the
Spelling Bee there will be an oystei
dinner and supper served and other
eatables. Further and more extend,
ed notice will be given next week#
MT. ZION NEWS,
Mrs. Pardue Entertained in
Honor of Miss Gains In
spiring Church Service
Our community has few social en
tertainments, so a welcomed break
iofthe monotony was the delightful
function given on last Friday eve
ning by Mrs. W. A. Pardue in
honor of Miss Bessie Gaines of
Ashville, N. C. Quite a number of
young people from this and adjoin
ing neighborhoods assembled in
! cozy parlors. Card gaines and
jversation were enjoyed for a
ri ni e, after which delectable refresh
ments were served in the shape of
varieties of cake, with gelyatiue and
ipped cream. Mrs. Pardue is an
expert in cake making and always
s$rm her guests with the delicious
l?ct? of her own manufacture.
ie color scheme on this occasion
and white, and every thing
ining to the evening's enter
tainment was carried out witjh an
a^propriateness-and daintiness df de
tai' characteristic of this charming
hostess. The guests carried away
with them pleasant memories for
; Misses Nell and Mae Ergle, and
Doris Dennis of Graniteville have
been spending a few days with Mrs.
Pardue, and formed a part of the
leasant company on Friday eve
ning. They were also visitors at
our church and Sunday school ser
vices on last Sunday.
We had a very pleasant church
service on last Sunday. Mr. Lan
ham seemed imbued with fresh zeal,
?and gave us a good and very ear
Our-Sunday school had a bright
id interesting meeting and raised
t?e dollars for the Orphanage.
)w let our -sister Sunday school
ie same, and our neighborhood
'v.^^^rr-y^y^^^ ;\arJy dr
ing its duty to the poor children
whom God has placed at our
Miss Mary Gaines, from the An
derson school, was at home for the
On next Friday evening, at the
home of Mr.s Ed. Ergle, she will
give a box party for the benefit of
h'er school. This is the initial
effort to raise money to procure a
library for the school.
On Tuesday of last week, Messrs.
Pierce and George. Walker, of Bel
vedere, were in our community, the
latter buying a handsome Kentucky
mare from Mr. \V. J. Gaines.
Mr. T. C. Walker, and family,
from the Sweetwater community,
have recenlly moved into the home
of W. J. Gaines. The coming vear
he will farm and begin an antidote
for the oncoming of the boll weevil
-namely a stock raising business.
Friends of the family will be glad
to know that Mr. Walker's mother,
who resides with him, and who has
been quite sick for several weeks is
now much improved and regaining
slowly the ability to walk.
Miss Bessie Gaines left on Monday
for Asheville, N. C., to resume her
studies in the Highland Hospital
Clark's Hill News Notes.
(Written for last week.)
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKie's
lovely home was finished last week
and they will move in now soon.
Cranston Fowler of Warrenton,
Ga., spent Sunday among us. Hjs
friends were glad to see him.
Mrs V S Maree and children are!
on a visit to Mrs Mattie Rich. We
are always glad to have our girls
All of our ladies aTe going to
send a cake to the orphanage next!
week. My the cakes those 300
little fellows can eat! So we hope!
others will do likewise. Our chil-j
dron are going to send a box of;
Mr D T Mathis and family came'
over from Colliers one afternoon
last week in their new car.
II A Adams and family, with
Mrs Eugenia, went to Colliers Sun
day to hear Brother Littlejohn
Frank Adams spent Sunday at
Parksville with friends. Frank has
been with us so long that we feel
like he is one of our boys.
Daughters American Revolu
The D. A. R. of Edgefield bas
entered upon the third year of or
ganized activity, holding their No
vember meeting on Tuesday last
with Mrs. Maner Lawton.
The program was centred around
the idea of the Harvest Home or in
the parlance of the Pilgrim fathers
Thanksgiving. Mrs. Tillman, his
torian was in charge of this. An
opening hymn, carried the idea of
thanksgiving which was participat
ed in by all present.
Mrs. J. W, Peak read a very in
structive and significant paper on
the First Thanksgiving at James
town and other early Virginia his
Miss Annie Clisby read a trans
lation from the Greek, showing that
the harvest festival was of early
origin. Mrs. Feltham read t??ele
Reraas's "Corn Shucking," and
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou gave in an ar
ticle from experts on Rose lore, the
origin of the Cherokee rose, the
Each member answered the roll
call with a quotatioo the one select
ed by Mrs. James R. Cantelou being
especially appropriate and pretty.
The new year books were dis
tributed, containing most interest
ing programs for the coming year.
The account of the D. A. R.
conference at Johnston was most
comorehensively and yet concisely
given by Miss Sarah 'Collett, dele
gate from the "Old Ninety Six Dis
When the meeting had adjourn
ed all the members were invited to
the dining room where a delightful
two course luncheon \^ith coffee
and whipped cream was served to
the guests seated.
Those present were Mesdames
N. G. Evans, J. W. Peak, J. R.
Cantelou, J. H. Cantelou, P. M.
Feltham, B. E. Nicholson, J. L.
Miras, Mamie NJ .Tillman, Maggie
Hill, W. C. Tompkins, Maner Lawr
.?vu, C?iaac? AVE M?O Ci .?,(..? S;irah'_i;
Collett. ~ " ?
Death of Mr. A. R. Nicholson.
The death earlj Monday night of
Mr Albert R. Nicholson, at the home
of his son, Dr. A- R. Nicholson,
marks the passing of another
Edgetield Confederate veteran. Mr.
Nicholson died of pneumonia, be
ing ill but a short time. He was
one of the oldest representatives,
being in his 74th year, of one of
the oldest and most honored Edge
field families. \
He enter?d the Confederate army
at the beginning of the war and
rendered gallant service throughout
the entire four years. He was a
member of the company that was
formed by Gen. Mart Gary and was
later one of Gen. Gary's couriers.
1 Prior to the past twelve years Mr.
j Nicholson served Edgefield county
i as superintendent of education, be
I ing re-elected for severel terms.
I Notwithstanding his reserve and re
! tiring manner, he had a large nura- 1
ber of friends in all parts of the
county. He was a member of the
Methodist church and a member of
the Masonic fraternity. The tu- !
neral was held at the Methodist i
?church Tuesday afternoon at 3 i
o'clock, the pastor, the Rev. A. L. ?
Gunter, officiating. The interment I
took place in the Blocker cemetery
six miles north of Edgetield, which
the family for several generations
has used as a burying ground.
Mr. Nicholson leaves three sons, '
S. B. Nicholson, J. H. Nicholson
and Dr. A. R. Nicholson, and four
daughters, Mrs. Wayne Darlington J
and Mrs. Frank Johnstone of '
Georetown, Mrs. McGrath of New
York and Mrs. R. Dunovant and j
Miss Sophie Nicholson of Edgefield.
Wesleyian Bible Class. ,
The men's class of the Methodist
Sunday School is known as the Wes- i
leyian Bible class and is taught by
Rev. Arthur L. Gunter, the pastor,
and under his leadership interest in
the class bas steadily increased, i
There are now-50 men on the roll
and the attendance is good. Fri
day evening last, tho cla?s gave a
supper at the parsonage and a pleas
ing feature of the occasion was the i
presentation of a handsome desk to
Mr. Gunter by the claBa. The oc
casion was exceedingly pleasant,
there being several informal speech
es aftei the repast by members of
the class. Mr. Gunter is doing
splendid work among the men of
his church and community.
RED HILL RiPPLINGS.
Tributes to Mrs. Miller and Mrs.
danton. Beautiful Home
Wedding in Rehoboth
In the death of Mrs. G. E. Mil
ler, the church and county has lost
a valuable member. The husband,
a devoted wife, the children, a lov
ing mother, but Heaven is richer
because of her sroing. May God
comfort the bereaved.
Mrs. Emma Glanton, of Modoc,
died last Wednesday morning and
was buried here on Thursday. Mrs.
Glauton has been in poor health for
a year, aud was in the University
hospital for treatment for several
weeks, but came home very little
improved. The last few weeks of
her life she was a great sufferer,
but bore it with great patience.
Rev, J. T. Littlejohn, her pastor,
preached the fanerai. Mrs. Glan
ton leaves six children, one sister,
one brother and a host of friends to
mourn their loss. We pray God's
blessing on all the sorrowing ones.
Last Tuesday morning at ten
o'clock at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. B. Strom, their daughter.
Miss Julia Strom was married to
Mr. S. T. Chandler, of Dillon, Rev.
J. T. Littlejohn performing the cer
emony. These young people have
many friends who wish for them a
long, useful, and happy life.
Dr. Harris Mathis, of Augusta,
and Mr. Walter Stevens, of Sweet
water, was in our town Sunday af
ternoon. Some of the young peo
ple are setting up and taking no
Miss Madge Wood spent last
week at Modo?' visiting friends.
Miss Fannie Wood visited friends
in ?Salada last week.
Mr. W. N. Talbert who sold his
farm to Mr. T. J. Johnstou and
will move to Washington, Ga.
Mr. Tuck, Mathis has bought an
automobile. Mr. Luke Culbreath
Death of Emma Atkin?.
The many friends of Mrs. Emma
Atkins were grieved to learn of her
rather sudden passing awav on last
Wednesday at the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. Susie Miller near Trenton.
Mrs. Atkins was well known in
Edgefield and other eoraraunuies of
our county, and especially at Hprn's
Creek where she was reared and the
most of her life had been spent.
Since the death of her husband.
Mr. J. F. Atkins, she had lived
with Mrs. Miller some of the time,
but had been a welcome guest in
the homes of many relatives and
friends who loved her.
Mrs. Atkins was for a number of
years president of the Woman's
Missionary Society at Horn's Creek
and was faith lui to her trust. She
was a kind and sympathetic friend
and beloved by all who knew her.
She was always amiable and cordial
in her greetings that it was a joy to
The funeral was conducted at
Horn's Creek on Thursday at three
o'clock. Dr. E. P. Jones, pastor of
Lhe church and Rev. P. B. Lanham
a former pastor, participating in
the service. F. A. M.
More About the Bee.
Begin to study the blue back
speller and all the other spellers you
jan get hold of. Have spelling
liasses in your home after tea every
light and help to arouse enthusi
Capt. E. H. Folk, who won the
laurels and the fruit cake as the
best speller in town, has been ruled
out of the Bee on that account and
will select the words and act as
A large fruit cake will be present
ed to the best speller in town, a
cake to the best speller amoug the
men, another to the best among the
women, and four prizes will be
awarded to the best spellers in the
High and Graded senools.
Oysters will be sold throughout
the day and into the evening. There
will be candy for the childreu and
Ten cents admission for every
A warm sweater for the cool
snap. In grey, navy, and heather
with and without collars, $1.00 to
F. G. Merlins, Augusta, Ga.