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THE E SAND
Vol. WINNSBOR. S. C. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1918 Establishe3/1844
LXX-No 4 SC blihJi84
OVER THE TOP
MOST ENTHUSIASTIC MEET
ING EVER HELD HERE
COLONEL MARION OF CHESTER.
SPEAKER OF DAY. DELIVERS
One of the most enthusiastic meet
ings ever held in Winrisboro was thE
Red Crosc Rally Wednesday. ThE
speaker of the day was Colonel Marion
of Chester and he delivered the %.reat
est address in behalf of the Red Cross
ever heard in the city. From first
to last he held his audience spellbounc
and time after time his spe eh ;a
punctuating with approving *!heen
from the large crowd that had gather
is easily one of the most interesting
speakers of the state and he is doing
a great work for the Red Cross.
Immediately after the address Mr
McDonald, chairman of the meeting
asked for subscriptions to the Red
Cross War Fund. Mr. McDonald sta
ted that the entire quoto for Fairfield
County was $7,000.00 and that Winns
bor's apportionment was $3,000.00. At
the invitation to dor ate to this great
cause Mr. T. K. Elliott came to the
stand and stated that The Winnsborc
Bank would give $200.00, each fox
two of its former -eniployees who had
done extra work for the Bank. This
made a total contribution of $400.0C
for the Bank. The two employees men
tioned were W. H. Flenniken, Jr.,and
H. L. Elliott. The former is in New
York, having failed to get in the army
on a- -ount of his physical condition,
arc i.,e latter is now in the service.
Mr. -.:iott followed the Bank's sub
scription with one of $500.00 for him
self. With this. as a starter the crowd
spirit and subscriptions-be
gan to rush in. The Bank of Fairfield
gave $500.00 and a great number of
private individuals g,ave amounts in
the hundreds. Two gentlemen, Messrs.
T. H. Ketchin and J. L. Bryson gave
$250.00 each. Later we shall carry a
a list f the subscribers in full. Within
ten minutes more than $7,500.00 dol
iars had been raised, an amount more
than the entire county's quoto. Many
citizens of the district have not been
seen-Yet and there is reason to believe
that the town of Winnsboro alone will
around ten housand dollars for this
Reports are coming in from all over
the county to the effect that every dis
trict in the County wil! more than
is a chance that she may be the ban
double her apportionment, and there
i% a chance that she may be the ban
ner county of he state.
Miss Mabel Gibson, who has under
gone an operation for appendicitis. is
rapidly recovering and is expected
home this week.
Miss Clara Wideman, of Troy, is
visiting Miss Florence Patrick.
A number of our people have at
tended the Redpath Chautauqua at
Chester the past week.
Mr. Malcolm Bankhead is visiting
his parents, prior to entering the ar
Paul Patrick has volunteered for
the navy and is now sLationed at'New
port, R. I.
The friends of Rev. W. W. Parkin
son will be glad to know that his au
tomobile stolen from him at Lancas
ter a few weeks ago, was found at
High Point, N. C., last week
Rev. G. L. Kerr, of Kings Mountain,
N. C., conducted services at the A. R.
P. Church last week. A very profit
able meeting was held.
Miss Bessie Wilson has gone to
Lenoir, N. C., to ~sit her sister, Mrs.
A Red Cross meeting will be held
at the school house on Thursday even
ing. Our district did well at the time
of the last Red Cross drive, and will
do as well this time, we feel sure.
Mr. J. M. Matthews visited his fam
ily here the past week end.
Mrs. J. C. Gibson visited her
daughter, Mabel, at the Pryor hospit
al in Chester last Friday.
There will be a meeting at Bleirs
on next Saturday 25th, at 3 P. M.
Ice Cream will be sold by the ladies.
Speakers will be present.
Mrs. E. L..3/illingham hats return
ed from the Hospial in Colombia '|End
is geiRg aeng nicelvy'.
- RED CROSS
- M y WORI
TO THE RED CROSS
DRS. NEWLIN AND BEZIAT
WITHIN TEN MINUTES TOWN
SUBSCRIBES MORE THAN $1,
750.OOIS OVER THE TOP
Sunday night the town of Ridgeway
at one meeting at the Baptist Church
raised more than her apportionment
of the Red Cross War Fund. With
in ten minutes the patriotic citizens
of he town had subscribed more than
$1750 dollars to meet a quoto of $1200.
The raising of this amount followed
immediately after magnificent ad
dresses had been delivered by Dr.
Thomas Newlin of Camp Jackson ind
Dr. A. Beziat, a Frenchman who had
seen service at the front and who is.
also attached to the Y. M. C. A. work
at Camp Jackson. Both of these speak
ers brought home to the people in
plain words the conditions of Europe
and the fighting men and the starving
women and children in such a manner
that man's heart must .needs be of
of stone to resist the appeal. Sever
al of the Ridgeway citizens subscribed
amounts of as much as a hundred dol
lars and there are still .a nu:nber of
the citizens yet to be seen. It is
safe to say that with the proper ef
fort Ridgeway will double her appor
The people were delighted with the
speakers from Camp Jackson and it is
safe to say that their addresses added
weight to the already determined
minds of the people to give liberally of
their means to help relieve the dis
tress caused by the world war.
LETTER FROM ONE OF
The following letter from Mr. Jo
years, of age has vobluntered his .se
vices to his country, to his fahir,
Mr.. W. W. Dixon, 7ill be .. d -with
much interest by the relatives and
friends of the young man chrouhout
Ayer. Mass., May 12, 1918.
My Dear Father:
Yours of the 9th to hand, and ~the'
same was appreciated very.much.
Just a few lines to let you know
that I am well and in fine health, also
that I am the happiest man in the
world, for I made the highest score
of the company on the range yester
day at rapid fire. Captain Rimer and
the sergeants gave me loads of com
pliments, and guess they will give me
the sharpshooters' badge in a day or
Give love and regards to everyone.
Your devoted son,
Joseph W. Dixon,
P. S. Same old address.
TO EMPHASIZE RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
Every church and Sunday School
in town is urged to cooperate in this
great continent-wide campaign, begin.
ning next week, for the 'purpose of
emphasizing the religious- education
of childern, which will be conducted
under the auspices f the Elementary
Division of the Interdenominational
Sunday School Association. This
campaign is fo the purpose of enlist
ing all the children and adults in some
Sunday school in town.
A special committee from each Sun
day School met in the town hall Mon
day afternoon to map out plans. These
plans will be published in detail in
next week's issue.
Sometime about the first week in
June the town will be divided into dis
tricts and committees will visit every
home to ascerain who are in Sunday
School and who are not; what church
preferred, etc. The object of the ob
servance of Children's Week will be to
assist the parents and Sunday School
teachers to provide religious nurtre
and education for the children unde:
After the census, there will be a
general mass nyeeting with some d's
tinguished speaker, who will bring a
vital message concerning the great
importance of training the childhood
of the nation in the Sunday Scho'
of the churches.
Full details and complete program
will be soon published. It is honed
that every Sunday school will whole
Mr. R. M. Fpt'd, of Okkand, 'Uss.