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'Vol LXX-No 44 . 1918 Established844
f>Afi IN PICARDY
-,.]RUNS CLING TO "HILL 44"
.HUNS ENTER BRITISH LINES
BUT THE THE AUSTRALIANS
DROVE THEM. OUT.
Near or-lancourt,. south of Aibert,
the Germans. delivered an attack
against the British on a front of near
ly a mile, and at one point penetrated
a British position. The Australians in
a counter-attack almost recaptuied the
giwnd and the enemy suffered heavy
r--similar operation was attempted
ainst the French on Hill 44, the
scene.of many previous bloody encoun
ters i the Kemmel sector. Unofficial
acounts say.the- enemy gained a foot
-13W on the rugged slopes, but that
the French were pressing. them ard.
North of R.ebocq, in "Flanders, the
.Brish took the iniative into their
hands and in an atck inflicted casu
alties on the enemy aid -captured pris
oneri. On the- Amnens sector. the
Freienh carried out - -mlar maneuver
witi--like results. Wherever the Ger
mans essayed a. stroke, . except snear
Morlancourt and Hill 44, they met
with ..almost instant. repulse at. th
hands of the..llies.
While the 'Geinans continue to re
construct with 1resh elements their
units shattered by 'the Allies during
th&riecent-big offensive, they are keep
iti up "i'inensive bombardments
agimt varioi sectors in Flanders
and Ricardy. .Tey also -have become
-embroiled with th6 Friench in heavy
tllery duels in Champaigno. and in
Nowhere,4n any part' of the line
frta'the North<.8ek to the Swis fron
tiar. has .there ieen -,iinfantry. en:
t of great importance.
Ireir artillery work, it is
.behind the Allied lines that
t m -st(te of .affairs will not last long,
for the -Aemy is known to be prepar
g ethodically for a resumption of
When 'the blow is to be delivered
aparently is beyond the realm even
o'surmise, but it is highly probable
ht it wil not come until the enemy
i fuly.,prepared in every way to give
_1 battle to gain his objective
theWseparatiig of the . British and
es and the,openiL-aoz
to the channel ports.
TO RED CROSS.
Recently the Fairfield Chapter,
American Red Cross, received a do
naii6rifroin an unexpected source.
TEie 'colored women in the Blair sec
tien, who were not organized so long
-~aoJave been doing very good work.
~ They have limited time, most of them
working ini the field, and with their
coking ' and -washing and sewing to
do it is'surprising how they have
found any time for sewing for the
-;Red Cross-but they have found it
an~d with. their limited opportunities
Vof bearing about the war. of learning
the real inecesity of helping at home,
they 'have begun to grasp the idea
wonderfully well; and seeing the ne
e) essity. are making an effort.
Of their own accord they sold ice
creami at a. recernt school closing, and
made -up a purse which they sent in
to Red Cross headquarters in Winns
boro "To Help Some." This is truly
a reproof to those who say, "Well, I
Twould be willing to help; but I can't
do -anything." Those darkies in a
-sparsely settled community, with lim
ited opportunities of hearing and see
ing, with never a lecure on the sub
ject, are grasping the right idea. They
are called "The Gethsemane Branch,"
Inamed after their church, the best
r.ame they knew by which to dignii
fy it A vote of thanks is given to
them for their contribution unsought
-or after all, is not voluntary help
-the very best kind ?
I expect to be away about ten days
4while attending'the General Assembly
SDuran, Oklahoma. The office will
be open as usual on Friday and Sat
drday. All persons having claims to
~be approved may have this attended
but all important business must
sit my return home.
- ' W. W. Turner.
Go: Supt. of Education:
PLANS FOR RED
IGEN. - BONHAM AND C,L
I MARION TO SPEAK.
RED CROSS RALLY TO BE HELI
HERE ON WEDNESDAY OF
Plans,have already been complete<
for the Red Cross Rally Day that i!
to be held here. Wednesday of nex
week.- Measures looking to' informing
the general public of the meeting hav
already been taken and it is hope<
that the citizenshik of the entire coun
ty wint ur -out to.hear the speaker
that will be here for he occasion.
The committee- in charge of the ar
rangements has. been notified tha
General M. L. jonham of' Andersoi
and Colonel J. H. Mar4bn. of Cheste:
will be the speakers of the day. an<
that these wil probably be aided b
Frenchs speakers wh'o- bave seen -ser
vice at the front in,rance. Severa
weeks ago the comO-aftee was dffere<
the services of t French soldier
and the offer wai atcepted and thi,
county asked for* two speakers fron
these soldiers f.&r the campaign' tha
is to be waged- in this county nex
week. The committee is confidentl:
expecting them- and unless there i!
some hitch in the arrangements thes
soldiers will. be here. In that even
they will be.in Winhsboro on Wednes
Eeve".y effort is being made to htv(
a record breaking-crowd here to, heai
these speakers thatwe may all lear
more of the.-.terrible conditions tha
now exist'in EuTope"and something o:
the great workthat is being done bj
hte 'kd Cross tp- alleviate suffef.'M
and to save lives, .not only of soldier
but among those left - homeless 'anc
destitute of the soldier's hmiijies
f.The.day will be *ell spent if our peo
, coie..o . I*
-aviay wilI-never katHow m
will have mised.
POEM BY A FAIRFIELD WOMAN
The following short poem taker
from The State will no doubt be rea(
with pleasure by the people of the
county, as the writer is a nativ(
daughter of Fairfield. Mrs. McDow.
ell is a daughter of Dr. J. A. Scott. o:
You Are Not Here.
The earth is full of spring, deai
- thousand raptures fill the air,
The song of birds, the scent of flowers
And 10uses blooming everywhere;
A sad, sweet symphony to me,
You are not here! you are not here
The earth is full of spring, dear heart
With roses everywhere,
Red roses blooming on the wall,
(The fields of France are red, al
Close tight mine eyes, sad memory,
You are not here& you a.re not here!
The violets all are blooming where
We gathered them last year,
"Blue, that's for true," you said,
Yes, "Blue for true," but oh m3
There is no sweetness anywhere,
You are not here! you are not here&
I followed our old trail today,
The river flowing near,
A red bird darted near my head,
A flash of flime, a scarlet stain,
Hand on my heart, oh haunting fear!
You are not here! you are not here!
The moon rose full and far tonight.
Our signal light up there,
My kiss to you are yours to me,
(The fields of France are near)
The moon, our moon, alone to cheer
You are not here! you are not here!
God keep and bring you back to me,
Through day and night my prayer
For birds may sing and flowers bloom
And haunting sweetness fill the ali
'But oh my heart, there is no spring
You are not here, you are not hem'
'SEVENTH GRADE AT 31T. ZION
HAS S1.084.75 OF U. S. BONDS
The seventh ;rrade of the MIt. Zicr
school has subscribed to Liberty
Bonds, Thrift Stamps, and other gov
ernent securities to the amnout oJ
81,084.75. Each week that the class
increases the amount ten per cent.
RED CROSS DRIVE
FAIRFIELD COUNTY IS TO
I .COMMITTEES .APPOINTED .FOR
EACH .StHOOL .DISTRICT
I Next Monday will see the beginning
of the second. campaign in Fairfield
County for .the; purpose of .raising
funds for the Red Cross. In the first
campaign last year the apportionment
I for this county was four thousand dol
lars..This time the apportionment is
considerably higher, being seven thou
sand dollars. The entire amount to
be raised in the United States is one
hundred million dollars.
Already plans Are being laid for the
campaign and there is every reason
to believe that the county will go
above the allottment. No'cause has
ever been presented to the peopTe of
[t Fairfield county that has offered
them such an opportunity * to serve
suffernhg humanity. It is a call that
no man with' a mans heart can turn
down. It is the greatest call of the
ages, a call which answdred gives life
back *to those on the brink of .death
and makes the givef nobler .than all
other aets of his life. The call for
this amount is not a burden on Fai
field county. Rather it is a previledge
to have the 'apportunity to' thus serve
ones suffering brothers who are pour
ing. out their blood that we -may re
1 Below is a. list of the, committee
in the various: sections of the county
The -districts correspond t6 the same
school- districts by! number. If you
are willing to serve when the whole
world neds your -service don't. wait
for the committee to lock you up.Look
up. tlie committee and make your sub
scriptipn even-;nore than twice what
ion, r e sake o an
for the sake of christianity, don't fail
the cause now.
Central Committees at Winnsboro.
C. A. Robinson
A. R. Dickinson
J. G. Wolling
After the hot assault,i
Hark! some one call
Just a friend of yours
No, you can not re
IJ. W. Horne
J. W. Hanahen
W. L. Kirkpatrick
John W. Cathcart
J. M. Williams
N. A. White
G. W. Ragsdale
J. E. McDonald
W. D. Douglas
Rev. 0. Johnson, D. D.
T. M. Seawell
Publicity Committee for Winnsboro.
T. M. Seawell, Chairman.
S. D. Ellison
J. E. McDonald, .Jr
D. V. Walker, Jr.
R. H. McDonald
T. A. Mo 'e
WO ING COMMITTEES:
- chool District No. 1.
*D . Coleman, Sr., Chairman; E. G.
C vin, Dr. C. A. Crosby, W. Y. Cole
an, C. A. Hill.
School District No. 2.
W. L. Reid, Chairman; C. J. Ste
venson, T. W. Brice, W. M. Patrick,
R C. Sterling.
School District No. 3.
J. H. Patrick. Chairman, Rev. J. P.
47,ON' TIONED TO
sk ES EXPECTED
T SPEAXTHROUGHOUT THE
The Red Crss cimpaign to raise
$100,000,000 operi next Sunday, May
19th, on whichley all the pulpits of
the land are asked to direct attention
to the great work of the Red Cross.
Fifty returned soldiers, who have
.been with Generaf.ershing in France
have been r for speaking in
this section on . of the Red Cross.
Fairfield cou asked for two to
attend the meetJigs in the county
whichare propoea to be held at the
following places ad dates:
I Jenkirsville-[qnday, May 20th,
at 11 a m. -
Monticello-onday, May 20th, at
Salem thu i Monday, May 20th,
at 8180 p.. m
Co 1 Branch T6esday, May 21st,
at 1-1 a. m.
FeasteritijA-Tuesday, May 21s .
Winnsborjo ednesday, May 22nd,
at 11 a.. -
GreenNrier Wednesday, May 22nd,
at 8:30 p. r
' New Hope7Ahursday, May 23rd, at
.11 a. mn.
White O Tur ay, May 23rd, at
6:00 plm. -
Mitford-Friday May 24th, at 4-00
All who see thes-iotices are asked
to give.o6tice to ,tbers and let our
meetings be ag and enthusiastic.
The- color p are asked to at
tendz all.b -
Fair 4 t asked to raise
7,000p8aign and it will
Mobley, J. M. Mills.
School District No. 4.
K. H. Patrick, Chairman; H. S. Wy
lie, T. L. Johnston, R. E. Arnette, M.
NG TO YOU
>r hard heroic stand,
s to you from No Man's
and mine, a suffering
ach him-but the Red
-Edmund Vance Cooke.
School District No. 5.
W. C. Peay, Chairman; H. D. Rob
ertson, R. S. Moore.
School District No. 6.
Samuel Branham, Chairman; W. F.
Boulware, J. H. DiQkins, L. M. Boul
ware, W. T. Miles.
SchortoDistic No. 7.
J. D. Palmer, Chairman; R. S.
School District No. 8.
C. D. Tidwell, Chairman; A. C.
Campbell, 0. W. Moore, E. L. Reid,
IW. S. Robinson.
' School District No. 9.
D.C uff and W.M. Estes, Chair
men; W. P. Blair, R. V. Bray, S. R.
Rutland, J. D. Delaney, B. H. Hey
AG.Brown, S. F. Castles.
Scool District No. 10.
. .Lemmenn. Chairman; N. D.
Roberts, J. M. Steele, G. B. Magood.
J. A. Crawford.
School District No. 11.
B. H. Yarborough, Chairman; C.
B. Douglass, F. H. McEacherz, D. L.
Glenn., Sr. F. E. McEachern, J. C.
Mceki,J S. Swyvgert, Jr.
choolin District No. 12.
Rev. F. D. Vaughan, Chairman; M.
PLANS FOR MONSTER MEET
ING SUNDAY NIGHT. -
DR. IFEWLIN, OF CAMP JACKSON,
ALSO TO SPEAK-MEETINGS
IN BAPTIST CHURCH. -
Special fro Ridgeway.
One of the monster meetings that
will usher in the Red Cross campaign
for next week will be hild in?Rfftg
way next- Sunday night at eight-tliir
ty in the Baptist church. 'All of the
churches of . Ridgeway. have agreed
to have no service on this night but
to give over the time to the speakers
for the Red Cross. The meeting is
being held in the Baptist church as
this will probably seat more people
than any of the' other churches in the
Much intrest attaches to.. the fact
that one of the speakers is a French
man who has had two years of service
at the French front. This is Dr. A.
Beziat, who is at present attached-to
Camp Jackson as director of French
there. -Dr. Beziat will be able to tell
a story straight from the trenches and
describe something of the life there
and of he terrible conditions that the
Red Cross is trying to better. Dr.
Thomas Newlin, who was. president
of Elon College in North Carolina
I prior to the war and who is at present
Camp Educationial' Director at Camp
Jackson will be one of the sp6akers.
Dr. Newlin has already spoken once
in the county, having been -one of the
speakers at one of the meetings held
in Winnsboro. Both Dr. Newlin and
Dr. Beziat are splendid speakers and
will bring messages thai .will be of
vital interest to the community. It
is hoped that everyone living within a
radius. o., njany miles will come in to
-thewk meax.-tell SOMething,.of,thle.
C. Boulware, P. C. Turner, D. L. Ste
venson, M. B. Clarke, R. C. Steven
son, J. T. Lemmon, J. I. Long, J. W.
Pope, W. W. Turner.
School District No. 13.
W. B. Pearson, Chairman; C. H.
Coleman, N. C. James, J. B. Frazier,
Jr., John D. Blair.
School District No. 14.
Committees provided for.
School District No. 15.
T. J McMeekin, Chairman; Dr. J.
A. Scott, E. E. Roberts, C. K. McGill,
W. N. Kirkland, W. J. Burley.
School District No. 16.
D. W. Ruff, Chairman; J. B. Boyd.
W. J. Johnston, R. A. Meares, N. W.
Palmer, C. P. Wray, N. Z. Crumpton,
R. C. Thomas, W. G. Whitlock, Riley
Stewart, Rev. J. P. Montgomery, W.
School District No. 18.
Rev. J. A. Bledsoe, Chairman; C. H.
Leitner, E. B. Mason, E. G. Friday,
Rev. E. W. Mason, T. C. Camak, B.
R. Beckham, F. K. Mann, A. P. Irby,
Alex Robinson, Prof. Seay.
School District No. 19.
I Apportionment, $100.00.
W. E. DeHihns, Chairman; D. R.
Cole, W. J. Free, T. E. Burley, W. Y.
School District No. 20.
A. R. Fowler, Chairman; W. S.
Keistler, C. L. Ligon, C. S. Ford, R.
H. Ford, J. A. Gladden, W. T. Raines.
School District No. 21.
L. M. Blair, Chairman; W. H. Long,
J. C. Bolick, J. S. Clawney, J. M. Ed-1
rington, H. M. Owings, W. E. Suber,
T. B. Wilkes, C. H. Ragsdale.
Sehool District No. 22.
R. C. Reeves, Chairman; James C.
Stewart, E. H. Dixson, J. P. Jones, A.
W. Matheson, J. J. McEaehern, J. C.
Pickett. Dr. J. W. A. Sanders, D. F.
School District No. 23.
A Xpportionment $150.00.
W. H. Macfie, Chairman; W. .7. Lem
mon, L. W. Hawes. E. M. ckNau.. W.
D. Park. Jesse Tinmms.
School District No. 24.
T. H. Richardson. Chairman; J. E.
Muse, C. B. Finley, J. A. Raines, C. B.
U. D. C. ENTERTAIN
ANNUAL DINNER TO VET
ERANS LAST FRIDAY.
OLD SOLDIERS SPEND DELIGHT
FUL DAY-LARGE NUMBER
Once again it has been the ip ii
lege and pleasure of .the Confederate
Veterans to'assemble, under the aus
pices of the Daughters of the Confed
.racy%. This meeting on the 10th was
by all conceded to hav*e been one' of
the best in many years.
There was first of alla .good atLi
ance. Year by year theiinei -
ning and their ranks being bfr&en into
by that enemy of mankind which his
been conquered but oneeath. Ye
there are with. us a goodly- number of
those who fought for .the right when
our great country was' divided.
A most exegit dinner in a most 7.
convenient place-ia ovided, and all
gave undoubted proof of their appir
The pleasure of meeting- each other
wai pictured in every face, the
joyof rehearsing their experience was
shared in by one and all.
- There -was no set address. Mrc T"
K. Elliott, .whom nd one. can excel
such, acted as toast-master. sn
fitting- and eldquent ords he exipr&
ed the* pleasure of the 1adies:and rp
resentatives of the younger"gena
tion present, in once. againdsetg
the Veterans that -Yore the rey
The first,toest proposed was "Onr
Country-an fndistinetable Union of
Sovereign -ptates,. a. Democracy in
'Republic," which was respond0d-to ,bV
a son of a veterar; The x
!'Our Present War' w'hich vrjs '
ponded to in befitting te.' s
The tjnrd:toast was "Our..
F6reiot tatesiin 'o'th , 4
respondea 'to'!Dy the Rev. 0 J. Frier
From the manner the old veterans
cheered these present day toasts they
revealed the fact that they are not
living merely in the thought of the
The' names of Captain McMeekin
and Mr. John H. Neil, who had passed
beyond the great divide, were men
tioned and their sterling worth as cit
izens and soldiers emphasized.
Your scribe deemed it a great priv
ilege to be there. He is -asked by the
veterans to thank through public
print the ladies for their kind provis
ions made for their pleasure.
CARD PARTY SATURDAY.
Mrs. J. E. McDonald, Jr., was host
ess on Saturday at six P. M., to a
bridge party of two tables in honor of
Mrs. Jesse Bramlett. After the game
a number of oth.er friends arrived, and
an ice course with cake was served.
School District No. 25.
M. B. Martin, Chairman; J. W.
Crowder, J. H. Aiken, S. R. Crawford.
C. M. Ladd, J. W. Milling.
School District No. 26.
J. A. McDonald, Chairman; W. B.
Dixon, J. W. Bankhead, J. T. McDon
ad, D. McD. Black, J. L. Higgins,
School District-No. 28&
W. P. Castles, Chairman; J. W.
Brice, J. W. Broeks, G. H. Timms, A.
School District No. 29.
P. C. Broom, Chairman; W. A.
Broom, C. S. Steadman, J. B. Boney,
. W. Raines.
School District No. 30.
V. P. Clayton, Chairman; W. B.
Wright, A. C. Feaster, L. N. Dickin
son, N. F. Shivar, Earl Bates, J. G.
School District No. 32.
L. E. Leitner, Chairman; W. T. Mc
Connell, T. W. Turkett, W. J. Turkett.
School District No. 33.
J. C. Chappell, Chairman; W. F.
Powell, John Dove, John- W. Stewart.
School District No. 34.
J. L. Brice, Chairman; R. E. Shanon,
3 L. Montgomery, W. A. Blaine, Dr.
. E. Crosby, Rev. W. S. Hamiter, W.
. McDonald, J. L. Ragsdale.)