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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S4 C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920 lyf No. 38
?'WoodwarxUHilI Marriage. Mu
sicale a Success. Club En
tertained. Death bf
, The marriage of Miss Alma Wood
ward to Mr. Hiram Warner Hill, on
December 15, is of much interest .to
all. , ? .
The happy affair took place in
Washington, D. C. at Calvary Bap
tist church, and after a bridal tour
they will, be at home to their friends
after December 25 at -Columbus, Ga.,
the home of the groom.
The bride is one of Johnston's be.
v. loved young women, who-has been in
Washington for the past two years,
where she had a government position.
Mr. Hill is well known here,, hav
ing some warm friends, and is to* be
congratulated on having won so
Miss Annie Crouch will leave soon
for a visit to a class mate in Florida.
Mrs. Joe Cox has gone to-Fairfax
to visit her mother and before her
return will visit relatives at other
Mrs. Fannie Boatwright, the widow
of the late Mr. Elija Boatwright, died
last week at the home of her.'daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Page in Atlanta.
The news pf her death is learned
here with sorrow. For, many years
Mr;, and Mrs. Boatwright resided at
their large plantation near town and
as long as they resided here this
home was most hospitable and -espe
cially did the young people enjoy vis
There were four daughters and
two sons. The eldest child, Maude,
having died about 8 years ago. The
other children are Mrs. Percy Norris
of Aiken, Mrs. Speek of ? Geffney,
Mrs. John Swe?ringen of North Au
gusta and Messrs Russell and Keitt
Mr. Earl Smith is out again after
a week's sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, Miss
Mary Lewis, and John spend Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Horne have
moved to Columbia to reside.
The first of the year Mr. and Mrs.
Whittle and family will move to Co
lumbia to reside.
Rev. W. S. Brooke spent part of
last week in Greenville attending the
board meeting relative to the Bap
tist Courier. The State Baptist Con
vention at the recent meeting pur
chased this paper.
Mrs. James R. ,Kelly of Florida,
has been the guest of relatives here
the past week.
Dr. and Mrs. William Connerly
have gone to North Carolina to visit
in the home of the former.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce is at home from
. the Baptist Hospital and is now much
Mrs. Weinona Hart and Mr. Alon
za Cato were quietly married on Sun
day last by Rev. W. S. Brooke. They
are now domiciled in the dwelling of
Mr. Alonzo Horne.
Mrs. Ann Mobley is welcomed
home from a visit to her daughters,
Mrs. Harry Hamilton and Mrs. Oliver
Hamilton of Virginia, with whom she
has been for a few months.
Mrs. Hamilton of Virginia is the
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Allen
A division meeting of th? Ridge
association was held Saturday cit
Speigner Baptist church, the follow
ing attending: Mesdames T. R. Den
ny, A. P. Lewis, J. H. Payne, W. J.
Hatcher, Belton Stevens and S. J.
Mrs.. Carrie Padgett of Saluda and
Mr. Alex Watson were married at the
Methodist parsonage last week by
Rev. David Kellar. After a visit to
friends in Georgia, they will be at
home to friends at their home near
Upon invitation Mrs. O. D. Black,
first state vice president U. D. C., at
tended the Ridge Spring chapter
meeting and told of the proceedings
of the recent convention.
The musicale given Friday evening
for the benefit of Ridgedale academy
was a very enjoyable affair, over $40
being cleared. As only a small- fee
was charged, this was considered a
very good, amount.
Misses Conya and Elliot Hardy
who have been in Washington, D. C.,
for the past year, are at home for
The young people of the various
colleges are beginning to arrive for
the holidays, and the town seems 'to'
be much livelier. Several social af
fairs are already being planned for
The Baptist Sunday school is plan
ning to have a large and beautiful
Christmas tree this year, and1 Sarita
Claus will come and meet all the'lit
tle boys and girls, and grown ups as
welL There will be a gift on the tree
for every member of the Sunday
school and it is hoped that there will
not be an absentee. It has been many
years since the Sunday school had a
Christmas tree, and the last one was
arranged by the late Mr..William D.
Turner, who made the occasion such
a memorable one that even how, the
grown folks, then children, recall
with a thrill that' Christmas night.
The Woman's Missionary Society
is packing a box of clothing at the
home of Mrs. M. E. Wright for the
benefit of the Connie Maxwell Or
phanage. .. - t
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
Billie have gone to Sumter to spend
Prof. and Mrs. Scott of Batesburg,
?pent the week-end in the home of
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey.
Mr. and Mrs. Mal Boatwright. of
the Philippi section have rented the
Langston home and will now reside
, Mrs. J. A. Lott entertained the
New Century club last .Wednesday in
a most' enjoyable manner, and the
members and visitors all enjoyed the
two hours spent with the hospitable
During business it was decided to
increase the membership to 25 and
those on the waiting list were ad
mitted. The club bought a $5.00 bond
to. aid in the. tuberculosis campaign.;
A matter of deep regret to the'?
tire club was the resignation of M
P. N. Lott, as a member. Her wisdom,
counsel and literary attainments
made her a most valued member, and
her place cannot be filled. She was
m .de an honorary member.
"Thomas Nelson Page" was the
author discussed during the program,
and Mrs. Olin Eidson, as leader made
this part very pleasant.
The hostess served an elaborate
On Saturday evening the old Ba
con homestead at Harmony was
burned. It is sad to see such a land
mark and one of so many pleasant
associations pass away.
To the Public :
We, the undersigned merchants
and gasoline dealers of the city of
Edgefield, owing to the fact that we
are forced to pay cash for gasoline
and too, we all know the scarcity of
the cash at this time, are forced to
get the cash for all gasoline. This is
to go into effect January 1, 1921.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Yonce & Mooney.
Geo. W. Adams.
Hamilton Auto Company.
Chero-Cola Bottling PlaAt.
Mr. John Du no va nt Entertains.
On Friday evening, December 17,
John Dunovant entertained a num
ber of his friends at a lovely party.
When the guests arrived each was
provided with a tally card and when
these were filled the couples enjoyed
an hour of progressive conversation.
After that some time was spent play
ing "questions and answers' and
"gossip." Then several victrola and
piano selections were given.
The boys and their partners were
ushered into the lovely holly decorat
ed dining room where delic;ous am
brosia and cake and malaga grapes
Other games were pkyed and the
guests departed in a happy mood.
The guests present were Margaret
Madden, Dozier Tompkins, Mattie
Saunders, Gertrude Thurmond, War
ren Wright, Sue Adams, William
Strom, Eleanor Mims, Amos Moore,
Lily Holston, Truman Mundy, Isa
belle Byrd, John Wells, Helen Nich
olson, Mitchell Wells, Elise Hudgens,
George Evans, Dixon Timmerman.
Delightful Meeting of the
U. D. C.
The Edgefield chapter TL ''D. C. j
met with Mrs. N. G.. Evans on Tues
day-afternoon for a 'delightful meet~j
ing. The business session was opened
by the .president. The Lord's prayer^
was repeated in unison, and the min
utes were read, by Miss Sophie Dob-]
son. Th? treasurer's report slowed'
all pledges paid for the year.
Mrs. Wright read a letter from j
our State vice president, Mrs. O. IX
Black, of Johnston, regretting her in-1
ability to be "with us as she had ac- .
cepted an invitation .to b? with the
Ridge Spring chapter on a like o?f
casion. She sent a report from the '
State convention which was held iii'
Greenville. Mrs. Wright also gave a
few interesting points of data frohr
Mrs. McKinley's report of the genr
eral convention held in Asheville, !
which had appealed in the Confeder
A matter of business which is al- ?
ways dear to our hearts is the send-;
ing of a box to the County Horii?!
each Christmas. This was planned^
for the committee, being Mrs. J. H.
Cantelou, . at whose home the box
will be packed, Mrs. B. B. Jones and
Mrs. John, G. Edwards. Gifts ot .
fruit, candy, cake and tobacco ' ar?l
requested. They are to be sent t
Mrs. Cantelou Wednesday the 22.
As we are to take up for the com
ing year the .study of South Carolina
writers the historian read a sketch*
of Henry Laurens, prepared by Miss
Mildred Rutherford. Mrs. B. B. Jones'
read a recent article in the Corifed-'; .
erate Veteran from the pen of C. A.
WriglnViof Florida, a former Edge
field man who wrote of the nine i
Wright brothers in the War Between
the States, among whom was J. Rus
sell Wright. Mrs. Jeff Wright was
asked to tell of this family which, she
did in her .usual charming\nianjier.
She-, also .'. mentioned several other?
?WilieV '..?.'.:-v"...,Jw;; _
There lived and wrote in South
Carolina during the seventies a Geor
gia man, Carlisle McKinley, who was
in Columbia during the State Fair in
1873 and seeing a company of Edge
field cavalry pass, dressed in Con fed
erate gray, dedicated to them a beau
tiful poem. This was read by Mrs.
Woodson, after which Mrs. N. G.
Evans read a lovely and glowing trib
ute to the old Southern slave mammy
of a past generation . This was very
appropriate in view of the fact that
we as an organization are to be ask
ed to place a monument to a. negro
slave who was killed by yankees be
cause he would not betray his mas
ter at the time of the John Bi-own
incident at Harper's Ferry.
This concluded the program, after
which the hostess, assisted by Mrs.
Herbert Smith served a delicious sal
ad course with tea.
A much welcomed guest of the oc
casion w?s Mrs. James 0. Sheppard,
who comes -from Newberry and whom
Edgefield takes to her heart.
Letter to Santa Claus.
Dear Santa Cluas
I am sorry you have not sold your
cotton. I hate for you to sell it while
the price is so low, but I want you to
come to see my two little brothers,
Rhette and Leonard Brooke, and my
two cousins, Mary and Lela Marga
ret. Their mother is dead and they
live with their grandma.
Mr. Brooke, our preacher lives on
the hill near our home and has four
little children, be sure and stop there.
Santa Claus, I wanted you to bring
me a wagon but as the times are so
hard I will do without. Santa Claus,
I will get a can of Prince Albert to
bacco from daddy and leave it on the
table for you to smoke in your pipe.
I am six years oid and go to school.
Am in the first grade. My name is
Edgefield, S. C.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants,
Charleston Wakefield, Succession,
Flat Dutch, by express.
. Ten thousand at $1.50 per 1,000;
five thousand at $1.75; one thousand
at $2.00; by parcel post prepaid,
one thousand for $2.50; five hundred
for $1.50; three hundred for $1.00;
one hundred for 35 cents. Full count
and satisfaction guaranteed. Lead
ing varieties of Potato Plants in sea
! WATSON PLANT CO,
Edgefield, S. C.
Miss Florence M ?ms Exploi
an Iron Mine.
^?fot?e. time ago in a letter I spi
of the. wonders "under the earth"
Aurora, meaning the great ii
mint? which have made this part
theTcountry rich and famous.
Wednesday evening a party
us 'lipS ' a trip down into the
J^'m^ mine, about a quarter of
mib-; .;from the* town itself. Sh
the**;, was a.great deal of climbing
b.e>d?ne, we were obliged to wear 1
clc$^;that the miners wore. Ov
allsj^hat had once been blue, a
co?t^ that doubtless had been ti
?oye^L with, mud and iron ore, wt
g^v.fcry iis' to wear. After looking lo
attd^hard at these togs, I summon
all t.;? will power I possessed and i
m^.Wfl had stored up for the futui
I goi into the clothes and we surve
ed e$ch other with peals of laught(
Each was provided with a hat fro
th?'vi?bcker of some sturdy Austrh
oY'ftalikn and unless one looked
th?.???t and the face it could not I
toldjv^vhether we were real minei
or' nilnors, as some one suggested ai
whreh -we all cia" led to be.
? "Whenever 1 think of a mine,
tbjntt'also of the story of Jean V
Jca^'jin the underground sewers <
rjte?, though the mines unlike tl
sewers, are sources of great wealt
The^entrance to the mine is exart]
like- the entrance into an elevator c
jfriv^t'floor of a building, only th
elevator is called a cage and we fe
lijfe^ianimals, in our outlandish suit
descending into a den. A drop of 17
feet from the level of the groun
brought us to the bottom of the mint
and.-1; immediately thought of Edge
?e?3 and felt myself there on seein
thei?ticky mud just exactly like th
red -old hills of Edgefield, I reall;
didn't mind walking around in it.
f?l?;-absolutely' natural, as though
ni]V-^ look up over the clay .bank am
sfee^We^igii " S?Uo'o?-u^-?3>i;v' o the
I can think of no comparison tha
seems to , fit more aptly than that be
tween the subway and the mine. Cai
tracks run along leaving about a;
much space on either side as a cai
track leaves in a subway and th<
stations might be compared to the
elevator ( landings where the visitor?,
get on and off.
Overhead the archways were quite
low. We wore carbide lights on oui
heads and someone was continuously
asking "Is my light out?" And the
gentleman who took us through was
there to replenish our headlights.
From one level to another we
climbed tiny perpendicular ladders
with just enough room to stand on.
In fact I was such an unskilled climb
er and the quarters so narrow that I
burned my hand on the light on my
I can think of no color combina
tion more vivid, not even the tango
of a few years back, than the red
mud and iron ore dust. My rubbers
are still wearing the effects of it and
someone on looking down at them to
day said "Oh I see you have been
down in the mine"-that in spite of
two cleanings I had given them.
Someone would call out every now
and then as we went along "Look
out for your head," for I was absent
mindedly thinking of something a
long way off and once I did hit the
top of the mine but came out with
my light still burning.
We all looked like statues of liber
ty on a dark coast.
On turning a bend in the passage
way we came upon some men at work
and immediately offered the assis
tance of our mighty right arms. I
took up a large shovel almost as long
as myself and managed to get two
pieces of ore on it, which I almost
dropped on my foot instead of into
the ore car. Then I dug into the soft
ore with a tremendous pick axe and
succeeded in loosening a few pieces.
The miners, with their strong arms
a/most tumbled backward laughing at
our feeble efforts. When one of the
small cars was full, we pushed it
down the track, though one hearty
foreigner in front pulled the car and
I doubt if the effort of the four of us ;
made any impression on it at all.
At least we gave the workmen some- 1
thing to laugh over for some time to 1
Our hands were so thickly coated >
with mud and ore from climbing the
ladders that we seemed to have on
tightly fitting gloves of mud. It was
a great experience.
Next, I would like a trip to the
northern lights in an airplane.
No Paper Next Week.
Following a long standing custom,
The Advertisei force will take a
short season of rest next week,
Christmas week, and no paper will be
published Wednesday, December 29.
The next issue of The Advertiser will
be published January 5, of the new
year. We feel sure that our readers
are willing for the makers of The
Advertiser to have a respite of one
sveek out of the fifty-two.
Cantata at Baptist Church.
Sunday night the Baptist church
vyas filled to overflowing, galleries
and all, with lovers pf music and with
those who' find comfort in hearing
the C-ospel message. The story of
Christmas is especially appropriate
in song, as the angels on that first
?reat day sang in chorus from heaven
"Glory to God in the Highest, on
earth, peace, good will to men.'
Dr Lee opened the evening service
with prayer, the Christmas story
Erom the Bible being very effectively
read from the different gospels be
tween the three parts of the cantata.
The evening service was be'gun
with an organ prelude by Mrs..Till
man, who also played all the cantata
accompaniments with great taste
The first part consisted of three
choruses, the first a full chorus,
'Angels from the Realms of Glory,"
then a chorus of1 women's voices,
'Hark the Herald Angels Sing," fol
lowed by full chorus, "While Shep
Part.Tl bregan with a trio, "Sing, !
Morris and Sadie Minis. ' ,
Chorus, "Hark, the Glad'Sound,"
chen a solo by Miss Miriam Norris,
'Joy to the World." This was very in
spiring and the climax was a full cho
rus singing the familiar hymn "Joy
;o the World."
Part III began with a full chorus,
'All Hail to Thee, Eternal Lord."
A solo, "The Shepherd," was beau
tifully sung by Mrs. M B. Tucker'
which was one of the most melodious
ind sweet of all the selections.
A duet, "0 Saviour, Precious Sa
viour" war given by Misses Elizabeth
Rainsford and Miriam Norris.
The concluding chorus was "All
Slory, Laud anc! Honor."
Quite a number of visitors from
Johnston and'Trenton were present
ind all the audierce was cordially
greeted by Dr. R. G Lee, pastor of |
Music Club Will Enjoy Great
The Music club has been very for
tunate oh several occasions lately, in
having guests of honor at their meet
ings. .. ' -
On Jaunary 1, New Year's Day
the club will enjoy an unprecedented
privilege in having as their guests,
Signora Carolina de Fabritiis and
Prof. Irvine, pianist, of Augusta, who
will accompany Signora de Fabritiis
in her singing. The meeting will bp
ield with Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
president of the club.
Signora de Fabritiis is a very dis
tinguished vocalist and teacher of
/oice, having graduated at the New
England Conservatory of Music in
Boston, and been one of the most
?minent instructors in that famous
nstitution for several years until she
ietermined to come south.
Prof. Irvine is one of the leading
nstructors in piano in Augusta.
'Each member of the music club
will be expected and the occasion
will be a very inspiring and delightful
How to be Healthy.
If you would enjoy good health
teep your bowels regular and your ,
stomach and liver in good working ?
jrder. This is easily done by taking
Chamberlain's Tablets. These tablets
strengthen the stomach and regulate
;he liver and bowels. They are easy '"
;o take and mild and gentle in effect.
They only cost a quarter.
Christmas Exercises at High;
and Graded School.
' It was a pity that all the mothers
and fathers did not go over to the
schcol on Friday and see and hear
what was going on. It was really a
very pleasant and interesting occa
sion. One way to keep young is tc*
keep in touch with the schools. It is
very commendable of the teachers
to do these extra duties in training
children and parents and those who?
are fortunate enough to be parents
would do well to lend their presence
on such occasions.
The following was the program as
Song by Second and Third grades
Elizabeth Nicholson gave a story,
"Why Chimes Ring."
Margaret Mooney, holding a doll
and seated in a little rocking chair
sang a Christmas song to her dolly.
"The Story of Christmas Time"
was given by Dorothy Marsh, William
Byrd and Elizabeth Kemp.
One of the most enjoyable num
bers on the program was a piano solo
played from memory by little Esther
Rubenstein, eight years of age.
The first grade gave & song "Jolly
Annie Nicholson gave a reading
"Christmas Menu," and another lit
tle musician, Janie Edwards played
a piano' solo with much taste and
Little Naomi Davis gave a read
ing "Is it so?"
^Little Lina Jones was one of the
best in a reading "My Dolly's Stock
Isabel Byrd cf the 9th grade play
ed well from memory a piano solo.
"Christmas Wish" was very well
presented by William Lynch, Mary
Lorene Townsend, Arthur Timmer
man, Clara Morgan and-Harry Paul,
and the third grade gave a song,.
"If You are Good' was a reading
by'Carolyn 'Hi&ersoh, and a song by
Jerald La Grone with chorus of three
or four fine little singers whose
names we did not get.
Eleanor Mims gave a piano solo, i
also Elizabeth Lott and May Rives,
all from memory.
Little Margaret Allen pleased
everybody with a reading entitled
"Looking for Santa," and a. song
followed by the first grade.
The fourth grade gave a story by
verses called "Santa Claus and the
Mouse," and later a song.
Two especially good readings were
by Mary Cantelou, "Two Little
Stockings" and Helen Nicholson, "If
You ave Good."
The devotional service was con
ducted by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor,
who read the Christmas Story from
the Bible and talked to the children
about its significance.
After a few lessons a Christmas
tree was enjoyed by* most of the
The annual election of officers for
the Edgefield Chamber of Commerce
will be held in the Couit House on
the FOURTH TUESDAY NIGHT of
December, 1920, (28th inst.) at 7:30
o'clock, and the presence of every
member thereof is URGED.
J. H. CANTELOU, .
Death of Fred Harling.
The people of Edgefield were sad
dened by the announcement early
this morning of the death of Fred
Harling, the second son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lem Harling, ' which occurred
last night at the home of his parents
near Millen, Ga. The meagre report
of his death was to the effects that her
died from vaccination for smallpox
Mr. W. H. Harling motored to Au
gusta early in the night upon the re
ceipt of a telegram stating that Fred'
was seriously ill and caught a train;
to Mill?n. Later in the night he con
veyed ?he sad intelligence of his
death over long-distance telephone
At the - ime of our going to press no
definite announcement has been re
ceived as to the funeral but it is pre
sumed shat the interment will take
place in the Berea cemetery. The
Edgefield friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Harling sympathize with them deep
ly in this dark hour of unspeakable