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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2!, 1917
Meeting of W. C. T. U. School
Gave Holiday. Musician?
Enjoy Pleasant After
noon With Mrs. Marsh.
The last meeting of the W. C. T.
TJ. "was a most pleasant one for all
the members, for at this time, they
had with them their State Vice
president, Mr. J. L. Mirna, and one
1 of the State Superintendents, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillmann.
The meeting was held in the
home of Mrs. M. R. Wright, and
white bows were pinned on all by
the hostess. Miss Zena Payne con
ducted the meeting, and only a busi
ness part was had, as the Union
was so glad to have these ladies
present, that it wanted all the time
possible given over to hearing these
The reports of the officers and
superintendents of d e p artments
were heard. The Treasurer, Mrs.
Marsh, had sent to State Treasurer
#11.00, and had $6.00 in Treasury.
Mrs. Albert Lott, Superintendent of
the department of "Soldiers and
Sailors," told of her plans, with the
aid of the Union. She hopes soon
to have ready a number of comfort
bags" and also budgets of news
clippings ready for the Soldier boys.
Never before has this department
so appealed to every one, and espe
cially the mothers, for many now
have "Soldier boys."
Mrs. James White reported of
her work as L. T. L. Leader, and
Mrs. Andrews, of Cleveland, Tenn.,
a visitor, told of her band of 88.
She stated that she had 22 of the
members who had attended every
weekly meeting for nearly. two
This union always observes the
birthday of Lillian M. N. Stevens,
as "Union Signal Day," and at this
period of the meeting, Mrs. M. T.
Turner, who has charge of this, told
something of Mrs. Stevens and the
splendid paper, and got several sub
scriptions for this. Each one was
given a picture of the National
President. There ^as no better
way to observe the birthday than
by subscribing to The Union Signal.
Mrs. W. W. Satcher took subscrip
tions to the Palmetto Whita Rib
The subject for the afternoon
was "The Progress of Prohibition."
This was told of, and Mrs. Olin
Eidsou gave interesting current
The Secretary gathered up the
records in the model members' con
test, the captains in this being Mrs.
A. P. Lewis and Mrs. James White.
At this point Mrs. Mims addressed
the Union, and made a beautiful
and heart to heart talk, and every
one felt benefited by this, and had
nobler and higher aspirations in the
work after hearing her.
Mrs. Tillman gave a summary of
the address of Mrs. Deitrick, nation
al organizer, which she bad recent
ly heaM, doing this in a most in
teresting and pleasing manner, and
she closed with a very forceful illus
tration. The Union felt greatly in
debted to these two for visiting the
Union, and were really helped and
stimulated by their coming, and be
fore the departure of all, each ha^
a few words with these charming
and gifted women.
Mrs, F. M. Boyd has been ap
pointed Dame of Honor by Col.
Rothrock, of Aiken, for the Sons of
Veterens, at the General Reunion of
Veterans to be held in Washington,
D. C., in June. She is also appoin
ted by him to be Dame of Honor
for the Sons of Veterans at the
State Reunion to be held in Ches
ter in May. Miss Roth rock of
Aiken, is the Sponsor. Mrs. Boyd
will attend both the reunions, and
will do so with a peculiar pleasure.
She is a great U. D. C. worker,
and every Confederate Veteran, to
her, is a ''hero, with a heart of
gold," because he is a veteran.
Miss Orlena Cartledge spent a
part of last week in Columbia.
The High School here gave holi
day last Friday, that the teachers
might attend the Teachers' Conven
tion which was in session in Colum
bia. Those attending were: Prof.
W.F.Scott, Mrs. L. C. Latimer,
and Misses Eva Rushton, Clara Saw
yer, Sallie Heyward, Anna Harms,
and Daisy Brockington.
Mesdames B. T. Adams and Sal
lie Stanfield spent last week at Lees
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
RED OAK GROVE
Marriage of Popular Young
People at Red Hill. Social
Circle Met With Mrs.
Last Sunday being our off Sun
Iday much visiting was done.
Mr. and Mr? G. W. Bussey
spent the week-end at Johnston with
Mrs. Carlie Forrest.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey were
guests at Modoc with the formers
sister, Mr3. Winchester McDaniel.
Quite a large gathering of friends
at the hospitable home of Mr, Will
The T. W. A.'s held their month
ly meeting with Miss Deadis Dow
Mr. Clarence Bush is still at the
hospital in Augusta, but is doing
nicely. Clarence is missed at our
Sunday > School. He is the second
member of his family who has had
surgical treatmeut since Christmas.
The family has the sympathy of the
The marriage ot two quite popu
lar young people took place Sunday
P. M., March ll, at Red Hill, by
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, was Miss
Ethel Holson and Mr. Henry Bailey.
Miss Holson is noted for her many
beautiful traits of character, and is
a daughter of Mr. Caleb Holson.
Mr. Bailey is an enterprising and
industrious young man, now being
engaged in business with Mr. G. C.
McDaniel of Modoc. The com
munity extends congratulations.
One of the helpful features of
last weeks events, was the meeting
of the Social Circle at Mrs. Lamb's.
Splendid raeetiug it was; each one
present seemed to catch the spirit
of the subject, which was so well
carried out. Each one assigned
manifested by their efforts in the
meeting that they had made our
subject one of study and much
thought. We were glad to have
with us Mrs. Mollie Hoi mea, of Red
Hill society, also Mrs. Lala Hamil
ton, another member at Red Hill,
but now our neighbor. We appre
ciate her kind invitation to hold our
next meeting with her in May, be
ing invited to Mrs. Nannie Agners
6th of April.
Miss Lois McAfee will organize
our young people first Sunday in
April. Several of them have been
anxious for a long while for a B. Y.
P. U. and we appreciate our little
teacher's ambition for them.
Our "Teacher Training Class"
holds first regular meeti?g next
Sunday P. M., at Mr. George Bus
sey's. We shall be pleased to en
roll anyone who feels interested.
Mrs. Trap McManus spent the
week-end with her mother, Mrs. J.
N. Griffis. It is with pleasant
memories we meet with friends of
childhood and reflect on the days
Mrs. Fannie Griffis is quita busy
with her "hen," that is what Master
Brooks Kenrick has named her in
Another organization we have
longed talked of, was launched last
Friday evening in the home of Mr.
George Bussey,that of our "Teachers
Training Class." Mrs. Allie Tim
merman is our teacher, meeting
each second and fourth Sunday.
Most of the officers and teachers of
our Sunday School and quite a num
ber of others have enlisted, and
like our Social Circle, we mean to
broaden out as we meet from time
to time, at least, we have hopes of
The result of whiskey Belling,
and the effects, also, was demon
strated near here Saturday night on
Mr. Pickens Bailey's plantation.
One of his hands, Robert McKie
shot John Holmes, death resulting.
The dead negro was drunk but with
out whiskey, and a good, hard
Our farmers are working in their
farms now in every direction. We
can view part of six different farms
from our front porch.
The business agent of a Chatau
qua was in a prosperous town mak
ing arrangements for a performance,
Finally he landed in the office of
"I called. Mr. Jones, to see you
about a Chautauqua," said the visi
"Nothing doing," interrupted
Jones. "My wife and I have al
ready decided on a car of another
"UNCLE IV" WRITES.
Our Beloved Correspondent im
proved in Health. Writes of
His Comrades. Message
to Senator Tillman.
Here I am again. No, not dead
yet, but am still alive-for what I
don't know. There is a Being that
does, and 1 ara not fretting at all.
I am still cheerful and like a hearty
' To give you an idea as to how I
feel most of the time, I will tell of
a question that was asked me in
Harlem a few weeks ago. I
was asked by a man if I ever had
the blues, and just a few days ago I
was asked if I was always happy.
To the first question I answered,
"Yes." But I tried hard to keep
them off. And bis reply was: " Well,
you are always, it seems to me,
wearing a smile." To the last ques
tion I answered: "No, I wasn't al
ways happy, but I didn't go around
and tell folks that I wasn't." I
said I thought it was wrong to tell
others of our troubles, a" I guessed
every one had their hours of burden
bearing, and that I had no right to
add anything to theirs by telling
them of mine. *
I had rather bring a smile to the
face any time than a tear to the eye.
That is the way I see life, and God
helping me I want to live it that
way. Am I right or wrong?
Well, I see that "Old Pindar"
(W. J. Rochell) is still alive.
Didn't know but what some Villa
ite had parched him, but if they
had he would have been so tough
that they would have got tired
chewing on him. Eb! Pindar.
I see from Horn's Creek and
Trentron that S. L. Roper is seri
ously sick. I hope he is improved
in health. But none of we old
Rebs are going to last much longer.
Old age is creeping on us all. J. N.
Fair, if I mistake not, is now in his
seventieth year, and Buck (Abner)
Mims about the same age. I can
imagine as I write how both looked
when they came to Company I, but
haven't seen either one of them for
the last four years.
Look here, what does "Horn's
Creek" mean when she calls me
comrade? I don't object to it at
all, for we can be comrades in more
senses than one. Thank you, "Horn's
Creek," for calling me comrade,
and I am going to live as long as I
can and die when I can't help it.
And Russell Wright I see ain't
dead either. But ara sorry he is
mad, and inclined to fight. Well,
if it comes to run or fight, I guess I
would have to fight, as my running
days are past; but my eyesight is
still pretty good, and I still have
my old Sharp's rifle, and I can see
the front sight on it, too, and ara
writing this scrawl without glasses
haven't used any now for nearly
three years, and can read almost
any kind of type.
Was sorry to hear of Hal Meal
ing's death. Yes, the old must die,
and the young die also; and there
is a lesson in it-none of us know
when that time is. 'Tis appointed
unto men once to die, but after this
the judgment. What matter as to
when oue shall die if they are pre
pared for the judgment.
The Parksville scribe's sayings re
mind one forcibly of the Proverbs
in the Bible, and take them scrap
by scrap they are worth reading and
re-reading, and studying again and
airain, and so many of them-too
many to comment on. I didn't like
to cut The Advertiser, but am go
ing to cut out "Scrap's" sayings,
and put them in an envelope and
keep them for future reference. Af
ter reading it I thought of what a
young man in Harlem told about a
preacher who said he thought it
wrong to repeat the Lord's prayer,
and the young man asked me what
T thought of it, and I told him the
next time he heard that preacher
say such a thing to ask him if be
thought he could improve on it, and
if he thought so to please write it
for me, as I have never yet seen or
known a man that could improve on
anything the Lord said or did.
Farm work has been delayed
somewhat by the wet weather, but
corn planting has commenced. A
few have sown oats where they were
killed by the freeze, but there are
a good many that have not, but
from what I can learn corn and not
cotton will be planted on the land.
Don't think there will be much
After twenty years of faitl
john, have taken up their labe
prayers of their Edgefield fr?en
U. D. C. Meeting.
A very pleasant meeting of the
U. D. C. was held on Tuesday af
ternoon, March 13, with Mrs. B.
E. Nicholson. The president Mrs.
R. A. Marsh had charge of the bu
siness session, and the attendance
Among rthe interesting features j
of the programme was the report
from the new children's chapter
"The- Bald Eagle of Edgefield,"
brought by little Miss Winks Bai
ley and John Curran Feltham in a
most original and charming manner.
A'paper on the "Confederate
Flag" was read by Mrs. Maggie
HilLand Mrs. Feltham read a poem
on that same thrilling subject.
Mrt>. E. - P. Jones waB in charge
of v.? i isterieal -prcsramme as his
torian and read some sayings of
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage
Patch," the author of the book be
ing a southern writer. Mrs. Jones
also propounded some questions of
historical value in relation to the
The southern airs of Dixie and
the Star Spangled Banner were
sung by the chapter, Mrs. C. E.
May pianist accompanying.
At the close of the meeting, the
hostess Mrs. Nicholson served
dainty sandwiches and tea.
Aiken's Splendid Talent.
Monday night in the Opera House
"The Microbe of Love" which has
been for so many days the burden
of our song in Edgefield was pre
sented by the "Village Players'' of
Aiken. It was splendid in every
detail, and gave pleasure to a large
The large number of handsome
cars which arrived in town about G
o'clock with about 4U occupants
created quite a sensation, thus aid
ing in the advertising.
Mrs. Tillman had very graciously
given her home as her headquarters,
and after spending a few moments
very pleasantly there, a lunch was
served them in the empty store ad
joining L. T. May. The local W.
C. T. U. served them hot coffee and
"The garden scene" which was
the closing scene in the play was
very artistically decorated by Mrs.
Lovick Smith, as Chairman of the
Stage Committee, assisted by M TB.
B. Timmons, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. I
Gunter and Mrs. M. Jones, and
perhaps others who kindly rendered
their assistance. The "Village
Pla3rers" returned to Aiken on tho
evening of the play, leaving a splend
did impression behind them.
The door receipts amounted to
about $85.00, the Edgefield W. C.
T. IT. receiving about $27.00 after
all expenses are paid.
Large assortment of Ladies' Wash
Skirts and Waists just received.
Rubenstein's Department Store.
fruit in this section this year.
Just let me add this: Tell Ben
Tillman that I for one say, if his
health will admit, lo keep on his
shoes, for they fit him all right,
and those who put them on him are
satisfied with his record.
Harlem, Ga., Mar. 17,1917.
iful service in Edgefield count)
>rs in another field, Lockhart,
ds go with them.
Death of Mr. J. P. Strom.
The Rehobeth community is very
mnch saddened bj the death of Mr.
J. P. Strom at the home 'of his
nephew, J. E. Strom. He bad been
in failing health for several years,
and the end came Thursday after
noon, March 8. He was buried Fri
day evening in the Rehobeth ceme
tary. The funeral was conducted
by his pastor, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn
Mr. Strom was seventy-one years
old, served in the Confederate War,
lived a consistent Christian life,
having served as deacon of his
church for many pears.
He is survived by two brothers,
Messrs. S. B. and C. Strom, and
three sisters, Mrs. P. P. Doolittle,
Mrs. Joe Brunson and Mrs. Sallie
Mrs. Peak Entertains D. A. R.
The old Ninety-Six District
Chapter was delightfully entertain
ed in the home of Mrs. J. W. Peak
on Tuesday afternoon. Quite a
full attendance encouraged the presi
dent and the hostess, and a good
programme added greatly to the
afternoon's pleasure. The Regent,
Mrs. Evans, read several important
communications, and members ap
pointed to urge to attend the Con
gress in Washington. Mrs. J. M.
LawtOD is the regent's alterate, and
Mrs. Tillman, Miss Annie Clisby,
Miss Sarah Collett and Mrs. D. B.
Hollingsworth were urged to con
aouth Carolina Day was observ
ed and each member responded to
roll call with some interesting facts
or poem on our State.
Miss Gladys Rives read "Carolina
Hills," by Carolina's Poet, Mr.
Mrs. E. P. Jones was called upon
to read an article in the D. A. R.
magazine relating to the "Royall
House of Massachusetts," a wonder
ful old mansion in that historic
Miss Sarah Collett read a very in
structive and valuable paper on
Forts and Ferries in South Caroliua
wiiich was heartily applauded, and
the membership insisted on its be
ing copied and sent in to The State.
Mrs. Woodson, on request read
the paper which she had prepared
and read for the school, on "First
things in South Carolina."
Two recent members received are
Mrs. Susan B. Hill and Mrs. Gladys
The hostess served a delightful
salad course with coffee and whip
The Committees ror the Pioneer
Pageant were appointed and plans
projected which will be announced
The meeting was one of the most
pleasant of the year.
"Wal;" contributed Uncle Ez,
"my wife is one in a million. She
gets up in the mornin' milks seven
teen cows, and gets breakfast for ten
hard-working men before six o'clock
"She must be a very robust wo
man." volunteered the commercial
traveler who happened to be pre
"No, stranger, she ain't what
you'd call so strong; she's more pale
r, Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Little
S. C. The good wishes and
Good Congregation at Church.
Mrs. Bunch Improving. Ad
dress on Boll Weevil Situ
ation by Prof. Long.
We were very glad to hear that.
Mrs. Frances Townes is some bet
ter. We hope now they have con
quered the hemohagie fever, and
she may soon be well, and back
home.. Now we said back home,,
yet as much a? we would love for
her to still be in the neighborhood,
we don't want her to try and live
over there in "the corner," as long
as there is so much Malaria over
there. We rather hope she may
board somewhere ruttil all danger is .
gone from this section.
Isn't it terrible, so many have to
suffer so from that .water, and so
many have lost their health and
We were glad to see Mrs. Sam
Corley up and on her way to Aug
usta Saturday. Hope she was not
having to go to a doctor to be treat
We made a mistake last week in
saying Mr. Hal Healing was Dr.
Healing's youngsst son. Mr. Will
Healing is the youngest son. We
saw him Saturday, and he is look
Mrs. Bunch is ptill improving
slowly, and sits up a little each day.
Miss Majorie Mclvie, has had
young lady visiting her from North
Augusta. We have not learned her
name, but must thank her in behalf
of the Hardy's church congrega
tion for playing the organ for them
Sunday. There was a real good
crowd out for such a cold windy
The W. M. S. will meet next
Thursday at Hardy's church and we
hope there will be a large turnout.
Hope Mrs. Ellie Brigg will be well,
so Mrs. T. J. Briggs, our president,
can attend the meeting so as to con
The Meriwether Agricultural
Club had a meeting on Saturday,
last, and had Prof. Long to address
them on the boll weevil problem.
He gave a very interesting talk and
good advice, if it is followed. They
very generously invited the ladies
to this meeting-, which was quite a
treat, as they have not been allow
ing them until recently. But we
suppose they thought Prof. Long
would give the ladies some instruc
tive dots, also, which he did.
There was one thing he said: ''The
farmers will have to learn to let the
darkies feed themselves. 1 thought,
he ought have said also-and the
larmers do away with dogs, and
put that feed into hogs. That will
do them more good, and make less
cooking for the ladies to do. I am
sure the ladies would do away with
them if they could.
SALESMEN WANTED-to sol
icit orders for lubricating oils, greas
es and paints. Salary or Commis
sion. Address Lincoln Oil Co.,
and delicate-like. Gosh!"-with a
burst of enthusiasm-'if that woman.
was only strong, I don't know the
work she couldn't do!"