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EDGEFIELD, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1922.
Birthday of Jefferson Davis
Poultry Yard Soon to
The birthday of Jefferson Davis,
June 3rd, was beautifully observed
by the Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C. June 3rd is a red letter day of the
U. D. C. and the memory of Jefferson
Davis is honored all over the South,
and where Southern-born are found.
Jefferson Davis stood as the exponent
of a cause to which he attached the
most patriotic citizenship and chiv
alric soldiery mankind has ever re
corded. He did his full duty at all
times, under all circumstances and
duty is the sublimest word in th?
English language, to quote Robert E.
Lee. Even the northerner has to ad
mire him. The observance of the birth
day of this honored man, by the chap
ter, took the form of a picnic, and
this was held at the country place of
Mrs. Martha Edwards, one of the
members. To this were invited the
veterans of Camp McHenry, their
wives the widows of veterans, the
World War veterans and their wives
and the Children of the Confederacy.
The day was an ideal one which was
delightful, as "what is so rare as a
day in June," had only meant rains
and heavy clouds for the month. The
home of Mrs}. Edwards is a lovely
place for such \ gathering anri th>
broad verandas, large cool rooms,
with comfortable rockers, and the
sweet, cordial and most hospitable
hostess, all added to the comfort and
pleasure of ;he guests. There was a
full attendance, and it was a pleas
ure to see the veterans as they met,
. and hear them converse. The Girls
of the '6O's had equally as good a
A one o'clock all were seated to a
bountiful dinner of fried chicken,
country ham, hot chicken pies and
hot biscuits, with all kinds of salads,
stuffed eggs and sandwiches. All
kinds of cake and pies were served
with iced tea and coffee. Rev. W. S.
Brooke offered a beautiful prayer
and blessing Rev. David Kellar spoke
on Jeffcrs?:i Davis, and paid a beau
tiful tribute to his memory. He spoke
of the Confederate soldier and also of
the work of the U. D. C. in honoring
them. The other speaker was Hon.
' James Sheppard, one of Edgefield's
honored sons, and it was a pleasure
to all to hear him. He is a gifted
speaker and his remarks to the vet
erans, the Girls of the '60's and the
World War veterans were most hap
pily expressed. He also paid a trib
ute to Jefferson Davis, and in a very
interesting way, told of some per
sonal recollections of his family con
cerning the last night Jefferson Davis
spent at Abbeville, S. S., just previ
out to his capture. So pleasant was
his address that all regertted that he
did not speak longer. He was pre
sented with a bouquet of flowers by
Miss Marion Turned, president f C.
of C. Mrs. Edwards was presented
with a basket of flowers from the
chapter, with the warmest love of
each member. For seven years this
annual picnic has been held at Mrs.
Edwards' home, and she has express
ed the wish that as long as she lives
this day always be spent with her.
Mrs. Lilla H. Ready and Mrs. Sa
die J. Hill are at Winthrop college
this week to witness the gradation
of Miss Emma Ready. Miss Ready has
made a most splendid record, and
graduates with honors.
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Kinard were
in Newberry last week and were
present at the graduation of their
son at Newberry college.
Mrs. O. S. Wertz will go to Chat
tanooga Tenn., for medical treat
ment at the hospital there. She will
be accompanied by her daughter,
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn.
Messrs Calvin Kinard and Dan
?Tompkins of Epworth were visitors
here on Sunday.
'Clean up Week" is being observed
this week and prizes are offered by
the town for the best kept yards.
This is open to the colored people as
well as to the white.
Miss Susan Pinder has gone to
Asheville, N. C., to visit her aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Huiet Waters and
George left in their car on Sunday
morning for Alabama to visit in the
home of Mrs. Osborne, the mother of
Messrs William and Joe Bouknight
spent a part of the past week in At
Miss Eva Rushton is welcomed
home, having just closed her duties
as teacher in*a school in.Georgia.
Miss Carrie Belle Stevens has re
turned from Plum Branch where she
has been teaching.
Mr. Watson Nickerson who is
traveling in North Carolina, spent a
few days recently here with his wife
and mother. x
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner and
Miss Frances Turner attended the
marriage pf Miss Lucy Katherine
Easterling and Mr. Mountcastle which
took place Saturday evening at 8:30
o'clock in the Episcopal church at
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
children have gone to Sumter to visit
the former's father.
Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta is
sanding a while here with relatives.
Mrs. Janies Halford spent the past
week at Leesville with Mrs. Tom
Mrs. Everett Herlong, Mrs. Charles
Brannon of Spartanburg and Mrs.
Cato of Greenwood are visitors in
the home of their father, Mr. J. R.
Mrs. Susie Latimer was sick dur
ing the past week but is now able to
be out again.
Mrs. Eugene Kneece spent the past
week here in the home of her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Heiiong,
the latter having been sick for a week
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrent have
returned to McCormick after a visit
in the home of Mr. Will Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Waters of
Vidalia, Ga., spent a few days of
the past week here in the home of
the former's brother, Mr. G. G. Wa
ters. Their marriage is a recent hap
py event and they were on their re
turn from a honeymoon.
An experimental poultry yard will
soon be opened up here, this under
the direction of the government. The
gentleman who will operate this is
from Washington, and he and his
family will soon arrive and have
rented rooms from Miss Sue Sloan.
A meeting of the League of Wo
men Voters was held Friday after
noon with Miss Clara Sawyer, the
meeting b?irt^ yreesi?e? ' o^& ^by 'the
chairman", Mrs. P. N. Lott. The
ladies discussed plans for informing
themselves of issues that will con
front them. The league hopes to see
every woman of the town registered,
and committees were appointed to
make a canvas during this week. It
was decided that a committee attend
the council meetings that the league
may be informed further. A report
of the recent Democratic convention
held in Columbia was given by Mrs.
J. H. White.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
friends wish her a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lanier and
children spent last Saturday night
and Sunday with relatives in Green
Mrs. W. E. Parkman of Ninety Six
is spending this week with her sister,
Mrs. S. T. Strom.
We are sorry to report Mrs. John
Seigler on the sick list. Her many
rfiends wish her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. C. L. Strom and Mrs. Will
Jackson spent last Thursday with
Mrs. W. L. Mellichamp.
Miss Mamie Zoe Johnson spent last
Saturday night with Misses Cecyle
Mae and Lucile Strom.
Mrs. W. D. McLure spent last week
end with her sister, Mrs. Bill Mc
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Wertz and
children, Mrs. W. E. Parkman and
daughter, Miss Sophia Sue of Ninety
Six were the pleasant spend-the-day
guests of Mr. nad Mrs. S. T. Strom
Messrs. John Seigler and S. T.
Strom were business visitors in
Greenwood last Saturday.
Mrs. W. D. McLure spent last Mon
day night with Mrs. S. T. Strom.
Mrs. Homer Ouzts spent last Mon
day with her aunt, Mrs. N. G. Ouzts.
Miss Cecyle Mae Strom is spend
ing this week in Ninety Six with rela
Mr. and Mrs. Trapp Ouzts and chil
dren and Mrs. Klebe Penn spent last
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Homer
The farmers are real busy in this
community now chopping cotton and
planting corn. The harvesting of oats
is about completed and the crop is
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ouzts spent
last Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. Strom.
. WANTED: Several hundred bush
els of good, sound milling corn. Will
pay 87V2 cents per bushel.
J. G. ALFORD.
Letter From Texas.; ;
Many times have I given ray- rea
son for being so closely allied; to the
Edgefield 'Advertiser. Therefore, I
will now say good morning to_ all of
The Advertiser force and also to my
many friends and relatives who Still
reside in the dear old home, state.
Several of my cousins have passed
away since my visit back there in
1920 and today my mind carries me
back there roaming over the. old -red
hills, the brooks and vales where I
made many tracks in my childhood
Readers, excuse me for mentioning
a few of my early recbllectropsv^f
those days gone by. I can-.recollect
when the mail hack used to'irdiL-by
where my father lived, en route from
Edgefield court ho.use to Ninety -3&.
We lived near' Dom's Mfil jcbjere
there was a postoffice and a .chasing
station. Therefore we got to hear the
bugle blow for the stable men to have
fresh horses ready to hitch to the
hack. I can actually recollect rpheri
men wore men's clothes and Taimen
wove women's clothes, and thev^exes
could be easily distinguished byrtheir
manner of dress. I can recollect'when
the corn-crib and smoke-house .were
important buildings on the -planta
tion. I can recollect the oldfield
schoolhouse with part of on e.log.miss
ing on the back, the opening in the
wall serving as a window. Fronvth?se
places came our leaders for church,
state and nation.
I will now side track a little and
imagine some one is asking the ques
tion, Do you want to drift,.back^into
the practices of those old days? I
will answer this only in part. Bi my
weak judgment many of the old time
customs and practices have .never
been improved upon. They may yet
but I don't know. One more item of
recollection, when people wanted a
school house they built it; when a
church they built it; when, z.-bridge
was needed they built it and , when
the public road needed repairs the
road hands were warned out, ard the
work soon done. All such is how; done
by the bond issue plan,: .which I
frankly say has well nigh' got the
the whole country bankrupt."
Now I will tell the . Carolinians a
little about conditions invth?B^sect:p'n
of Texas. The early part'. of :tij v>yoar
was very dry but. sinoef,:?fa^flO-.Jirig
rains set'iri w?llav?'had ?%nffii'?i?a&
abundance, which is Very much out of
the ordinary here.- Our section has
been badly damaged as we see it from
a human standpoint. Our farm work
has been greatly hindered but the
people of this section of the globe
have much to be thankful for. We
have but little trouble with the boll
weevil and have plenty of food stuff.
The fertilizer and boll weevil prob
lems are still unknown to us. We also
have a very healthy climate. Our
country is gradually developing into
an oil field. So all things considered
we ought to be quiet for a while.
E. M. McCRELESS.
Mrs. Julian Bland and Miss
Marjorie Tompkins Host
esses at Bridge Lunch
eon for Miss Rives.
One of the most pleasant of the se
ries of parties that have filled old
Edgefield's social calendar lately was
the bridge luncheon on Tuesday
morning given by Mrs. Julian Bland j
of Johnston and Miss Marjorie Tomp-1
kins at the latter's pretty Buncombe
home, in honor of Miss Gladys Rives.
The guests were seated at the card
tables and refreshing sherbert serv
ed. Four hands of bridge followed,
the winners progressing to the next j
tables, where a course of fried chick- j
en, potato salad, tomatoes, hot rolls,
and iced tea were served.
After, four hands of bridge the
couples again progressed, and were
served with strawberry mousse and
chocolate cake, again followed by
Mrs. Ellison Capers of Columbia,
and Miss Katherine Earle of Lan
drum, cut for head prize, the latter
winning the couple of dainty hand
The hostesses presented the hon
oree with a half dozen lovely hand
made handkerchiefs for her trous
seau, completing their delightful
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
I shall take a limited number of
students for private work in Expres
sion this summer. The course will be
gin the middle of June and continue
for two months. Twelve dollars will
cover the cost of the lessons.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
A great community interest '.
[Centered around the marriage
Miss, Margaret May who from her
fancy has been known and loved
ovur town, having that peculir posit
enviable and much to be desired
having lived in Edgefied all her ]
and having been the descendant
two of Edgefield's most honored fa
ilies, those who bore distinctive 2
high characteristics. Her friends wi
interested and pleased that she 1
chosen one who bore her own na
and was distantly related, thus
newing the relationship which 1
passing years might have gradua
obliterated between these memb
of the family who had many ye?
ago become residents of the land
Miss May is te only child of 3
and Mrs. C. E. May, and from 1
earliest years was a very promisi
student and led her classes throu
the graded and high school, and gri
uating with distinction at the Gree
ville Woman's College. She is acco
plished as a pianist and vocalist a
was organist in the Baptist chur
from time to time. Since graduati:
she was ambitious to be of service
the world and for two years taug
successfully, one year in Georg
and the present year in Edgefield.
It is with regret that the news w
announced that Miss Margaret woul
after her marriage, become a rei
dent of Florida, but if "one of tl
name is as good as the same," we a:
sure she will fall into good hands ai
will enjoy her new environment.
Thursday evening at 9 o'clock,
very large and interested assemblai
of people gathered at the Bapti
church to witness the marriage cer<
mony. As they entered they we]
greeted by the romantic and soulfi
tones of the pipe organ than whic
no musical instrument is more appn
priate for a wedding. At the orga
Professor G: H. Schaefer of Greei
"vi?re^-irector- of Music of the. Greei
ville Woman's College, presided/H
had been selected for this service, an
the people of Edgefield were indee
fortunate and honored to have hin
because for four years he had bee
Miss May's instructor in music i
Greenville, and he manifested hi
appreciation of her by being presen
on this occsaion. We hardly believ
he would have easily come for an;
other. The following musical progran
was given by Professor Schaefer:
Allegro, from Sonata in C minor
Nocturne in E Flat, Chopin.
Gavotte from "Mignon," Thomas
Canzonetta, Goring Thomas.
March, Clarence Eddy.
Three vocal selections were giver
by Mrs. Brown Mahon, who is a beau>
tiful blonde bride-with a bewitching
coquettish voice. She sang, "Goc
Bless You, Dear," "The Greatesi
Wish iii the World," and "0, Promise
The Edgefield Baptist church has
been the scene of many beautiful
weddings, but this was one of the
most tasteful and lovely of them all.
The decorations were artistic in the
extreme, the colors being pink and
white. The spaces everywhere were
covered with white canvass, making
a background for the lacey and deli
cate asparagus which gave the church
the appearance of fairyland. From all
appropriate positions hung garlands
of white tulle and pink roses in such
graceful effect that one might have
believed it was the work of nature.
But the artists who performed this
labor of love knew that it is the pur
pose of art to conceal art and their
handiwork made it a thing of beauty
and a joy forever.
The electroliers were concealed by
draperies of white tulle and pink l'o
ses which softened the lights and add
ed a rosy glow to the atmosphere.
The altar was scintillating with
lighted candles, placed high on pyra
mids of silver candlesticks and low
in designs ranged from choir chancel
to the baptistry. Tall white columns
sustaining other candies suggested
the inimitable architecture of the an
cient Greeks, whose marble shafts,
though found in fragmentary glory
are suggestive of romance and art.
At the appointed hour the ushers
lit the candies on exalted candelabra,
leaving those in reach unlighted ai
the people wondered how it would 1
done, .but their suspense was soon r
lieved, when.six little girls entere
These bore in their hands candi
lit which would multiply other light
Down the three aisles came Janie E
wards with Mary Cantelou, Elizabet
Nicholson with Dorothea Sheppai
and Catherine Mims with Carolj
Patrick. Each of the candle beare
was gowned in pink organdy ve]
fluffy and simulating rose petals. Lil
sprites from fairyland they flitte
here, there and everywhere lightir
the candles with magic deftnes
making the expectant audience enjc
the moments of waiting for the cl
max to follow, and then quietly stoc
in three between the mystic columi
at the rear. And now the bridal pn
cession began. Entering from or
door came Miss Martha Barksdale (
Laurens in pink taffeta. Down tl
parallel aisle came Miss Patti Wilki
also of Laurens in orchid taffeta. Fo
lowing these came Miss Gladys Pac
gett wearing jade green taffeta an
Miss Mary Anderson of Woodruff i
pink. The dames of honor were Mr
J. D. DePass of Columbia and Mr
H. B. Stevens of Augusta. Mrs. D<
'Pass wore a becoming gown of sur
set taffeta and Mrs. Stevens wor
jade green of the same material.
The maid of honor, Miss Grac
Tompkins, wore orchid taffeta, an
carried a tasteful bouquet of Killai
ney roses, as did all the brides maid
and dames. These ascended to the op
posite sides of the altar from th
ushers, making a lovely picturt
Then two little maids in white organ
die, all frills came in as flower girl
and took their places. These wer
Marjorie Tompkins and Virginia Hoi
land. The ring bearer was littl
Frances Rogers of Bennettsville.
The bridegroom entered from thi
rear on the arm of his uncle, Mr Johi
Morris of Quitman, Ga., and ascend
ed the pulpit in front of the minister
Down the central aisle came the bridi
on the arm of her father, Mr. C. E
May, and at the. altar the happy pai:
met and the ceremony, was .performec
by the Rev. A. T. Allen.
The bride's dress was of pin strip
ed Canton crepe with chiffon ant
drapery of Spanish lace; the train wa?
of chiffon and satin, and coronet ver
with tulle and orange blossoms.
As soon as the ceremony was ovei
the bridal procession left the church
in the following order; Miss Barks
dale with John Mays, Jr., Miss Patti
Wilkes with Paul Cogburn; Miss
Gladys Padgett with John Mims; Miss
Mary Anderson with Rainsford Can
telou; Mrs. H. B. Stevens with James
O Sheppard; Mrs. J. D. DePass with
Mr. DePass, Miss Grace Tompkins
with J. E. Morris.
Immediately after the ceremony
the wedding party and invited guests
repaired to the home of the bride's
parents, where a reception was held.
Those receiving were Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillman, Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs. C.
A Griffin, Mrs. Helen Nicholson. Sou
venirs were given the guests by Eth
elyn Byrd and Lovick Smith, Jr., The
brjdal party was received in the par
lor and the dining room containing
the bride's table was most tasteful
ly arranged in pink and white can
dles. The presents were displayed in
the long upper hallway and were nu
merous and costly.
The bride's table which was laid
with handsome coverings, and sup
plemented with artistic arrangement
of sweet peas, had also from the elec
troliers a shower of tiny bouquets as
souvenirs for the bridal party, and on
one side lay the gifts of the bride to
her brides maids, Oriental vanity
boxes containing all that a beauty
parlor might suggest. In the dining
room Mrs. P. M. Feltham, Mrs. Lov
ick Minis and Mrs. B. B. Jones re
The bride's book was kept by Mrs.
M. B. Tucker and Mrs. James 0.
Block cream and angel cake were
served and afterwards Miss Dorothy
Marsh and Allen Samuel, Jr., handed
pink and white mints in graceful
On the piazza fruit punch was
served by Misses Frances Turner
and Marie Lewis of Johnston and
Miss Marjorie Tompkins and Miss
The bride's bouquet which was one
of unusual beauty was caught by
Auto Trip From Abbeville to
The Medium man went thropgh the
country in an automobile to Aiken
on Tuesday. Farmers in Aiken and.
Edgefield counties are not any ahead,
of us; few fields of cotton have .been -
plowed, and a few have been thinned, .
but the great majority of it is small
and hasn't been touched on account
of too much rain. Between the Edge
field county line and the Court House .
the county seems deserted. There is i
practically no cotton planted in this
section, and very little of anything^
else. The people are busy hauling:
lumber and that seems to be their
chief means of livelihood. One negrov
said he was planting two acres of.
cotton to the plow. The roads in this^
section remind us of roads in this
county ten years ago, and if anything:
they are a little worse, caused by
lumber wagons. It is said the lumber,
business brings about $40,000 tc
Edgefield a month. The road in ques
tion was built last year at an ex
pense of about $10,000 a mile. If s>
the $90,000 was thrown away.'Many
of the stores .in Edgefield are "old.
timey" looking, having the small
front windows, while there are a few"
with modern fronts. The town, as s
whole, does not present an appear- -
ance of progress. It has no paved
streets, but has light and water.
It ha? one good thing, however,
and that is the Dixie Highway Hotel;
run by Conductor Moore, who owns
the Edgefield branch just as Capt.
Syfan owns the Abbeville branch. He.:
is a genial, good-hearted fellow, and,
he certainly knows how to feed you
His meals are served with prompt
ness, everything is clean, the food is.
well cooked and seasoned, and every- .
thing is nice, clean and fresh. The?'
building is three stories, and modern:
in every respect. If you want a good
meal and are out automobiling, you
can afford to go out of your way to
get there. He will treat you right and
give you value received. He must
have the road between Greenwood!,
and Edgefie'id fixed, however, before,
he can expect much business front
Aiken has the best roads, in the
country because there are no hills,
and it was easy for Mr. McGowan tc*
go 40 and 50 miles an hour on it. He
passed Cadillacs, Packards and Kis-^J
sels without any trouble.-Abbeville
.... . ;-,-?
Bridal Party Entertained.
In the series of brilliant functions" .
which have been given during the
past week in honor of the bride-elect .
Miss Gladys Rives, the climax was'
reached last evening when the bridal
party of the Rives-Gr,eneker wedding'
was entertained at "Cedar Grove,"
the beautiful old ancestral home of
the groom, Mr. T. B. Greneker. Here
in this stately old southern mansion
his ancestors for several generations;,
have resided and in its flower garden
and in the spreading fields which sur-,
round it as a barefoot boy he romp
ed and roamed. Now he is to go out
to begin life under his own "vine and
fig tree" and the reception given
was a sort; of God-speed upon the
journey which he is soon embark.
The Dixie Highway never gave pass
age to a happier pageant than it did
to those who occupied nearly a doz
en automobiles as they journeyed to
"Cedar Grove" last night. When the
wedding party arrived all were re
ceived with open arms and hearts,
hospitality in truly old southern style
being dispensed. A sumptuous feast
was served. The occasion was one of
unusual pleasure to all who were !
Miss Wilkes of Laurens.
Imediately after the reception Mr.
and Mrs. May left for a wedding jour
ney in the mountains of North Caro
lina before they return to their fu- .
ti. re home in Florida and the good
wishes of all our people go* with
The out of town guests were Pro
fessor Schaefer of Greenville, Mr.
and Mrs. Brown Mahon, Mrs. E. C.
Brown of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. . '
W. J. Miller and Mrs. Cinnie Sewell,
of Augusta, Mrs. H. B. Stevens of
Goldsboro, N. C., Mrs. Lillie S. Cog
burg and sons and Mrs. W. A. Mc
Lees of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Rogers and children of
Blenheim, Mrs. Carrie Forrest, Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Forrest, Miss Frances
Turner, Miss Marie Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. James Tompkins of Johnston,
Mr. and Mrs. George Bussey, Modoc,
.Miss Sue May, Asheville, Fla., Mr.
John Monis, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Wade, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Patrick,
Quitman, Ga., Mrs. Essie May, Miss
es Margaret and Martha May, Jack
sonville, Fla. F. A. M.
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