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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL ll, 1917 MO.
Revival Meeting at Baptist
Church. Women Organize
for Patriotic Service. Mr.
Claxton's Health Fails.
A revival service has been in
progress at the Baptist church dur
ing the pas: week and will continue
on through this week, Rev. Brooke
being assisted by Rev. Upchurch of
Raleigh, N. C. The meetings are
being well attended, and especially
at nights are there unusually large
crowds. A new hymnal is being
used for the services which contain
beautiful hjmns, and the music is a
good feature. Music has oft times
moved a person that might not be
Rev. Upchurch is a man of great
magnetism, and his sermons are
forcefully drawn and he presents
the gospel truths in a way that
catches and b;lJIs the attention of
The Sunday morning service was
an especially sweet and beautiful
one. It was the Easter morning,
and at the close of the services, two
young boys gave their lives for new
ones of service. Rev. Upchurch
preached upon "A Beautiful Life",
and this sermon was the turning
point for these young men. The
Easter service was as follows:
Organ - - - Shubert's Serenade.
Hymn-"Christ the Lord is Risen."
Prayer - Scripture-Rev. Brooke.
Hymn - - - - "At the Cross.''
Offering-Organ-"I gave My Life
Anthem-''Down in the Liilied
Sermon - - by Rev. Upchurch.
Hvmn-".Testis I My Cross Have
Owing to the revival that is in
-: progress in town,. ther?^ha3 been
held nothing of a social nature,and
the various organizations gave way,
for it has always been the custom
here to giye place for anything of a
Mrs. Frances H. Williams is
spending awhile at Swansea with
her husband who is now located
The National League for Wom
an's Work held last week in Wash*
ington an important conference, and
definitely affiliated with this League
are the various patriotic organiza
Following upon this comes the
meeting all over the States of the
various organisations, and patriotic
women are all ready to volunteer
their services for any need.
The women of Johnston met on
Monday afternoon in the Sunday
school rooms of the Baptist church
to discuss plans and to take up this
alignment of work.
In all the annals of history, wom
en have ever been ready to bear
their part in any conflict, and the
women of today, no matter what
comes, we stand ready.
There is much that they can do
now tor preparedness, and the wom
en organized themselves into vari
ous units in their respective organ
izations. The D. A. R.'s have had
the Red Cross work in view since
October, and literature and plans
will be secured for undertaking
There are various plans for some
form of service, and there is a de
tachment that will learn gardening 1
and canning to help in the produc
tion and conservation of the food 1
The approach of war does not 1
. ?eem to have had any effect on the
wiles of Cupid, for this little god
has effected a marriage here for this '
Mrs. Amelia Houstan has been
quite Hick for several weeks,
and her physician considers her con
dition a serious one. Her sister,
Mrs. Foster of Augusta, has been
with her for the past week. i
Miss Pauline Timmerraan is r.
spending a few days here with rela-j;
Mrs. Srayly Stevens of Bennetts
ville, and Miss Lena Stevens of
Meeting Street, were visitors here
On Saturday evening, April 21, ,
in the college auditorium of Coker
College, Miss Elise Mobley will be
presented by the college in a senior
piano recital. Miss Mobley is one
(Cjntinued on Fifth Page.)
News From Edgefield's Schools.
In the primary reading contest
there is to be a contestant from
each grade, as this is the only con
test for primary chilorer. This is
to relieve all raisu;. rstanding in
regard lo the number of contestants
in the reading contest.
Instead of the regular chapel
exercises of Friday morning the
time was given up to the prelimin
ary oratorical and recitation contest
of the graded school in order that a
boy and girl might be selected to
represent us in these respective con
tests on Field Day. The program
rendered was as follows:
"Seeing Things at Night"-Edward
"Little Friend in the Mirror,"Gladys
"The Dutchman's Schnake"-Elise
"Annie and Willie's Prayer"-Hel
"Katie Lee and Willie Gray"-Ger
"The Banner Betsy Made"-George
"The Soldier's Dream" - Eloise
Kipling's "Recessional " - Ruth
"Uncle Remus and the Telephone"
"Men and Memories of the South"
Mrs. Robert Long, Mr. James
Bonner, and Miss Katherine Mims
acted as judges and their decision
was given in favor of Elise Hud
gens and Edward Peak. In case
either of these should be unable to
fulfill their duty alternates were se
lected who were Eloise Hart and
The oratorical and recitation con
test to select two representatives
from the high school took place
Monday morning. The speakers
"Aunt Jerninah's Courtship"-An
nie Mae Culbreath.
"The Maid of Orleans- Emmie
"The Turk's Dream"-Lydia Brun
"Minute Men of the Revolution"
"Happiness and liberty"-Lee Tim
"The Unknown Speaker"-James
"The Alamo and the New South"
"The South Faithful to her Duties"
"The Black Horse and His Rider"
"Stonewall Jackson"-Elwyn Moore
"Death of Garfield" - Warren
The Judges: Mr. Gunter, Miss
Isabel Chappel, and Mr. Bonner se
lected Miss Emmie Broadwater and
Mr. Edwin Folk as our representa
tives. The second honors were
conferred upon Miss Lydia Brunson
and Mr. James Porter. Edwin
Folk will also be our representative
to Columbia in the State Oratorical
Contest and we hope that he will
come out with Hying colors.
We decided sometime ago that it
would be best not to have a parade
on Field Day because so many of
the schools from the county would
naturally be late and that would de
lay the regular program. However,
aince a state of war exists, we all
feel veiy patriotic and want to show
our patriotism in some way. A
2rand parade will be the best meth
od, and to each of you, who desire
to show your National spirit by
floating the "Stars and Stripes," we
extend a cordial invitation to join
our parade beginning at 10 o'clock
from the public square. For fur
ther information concerning this,
consult Mr. Lyon.
. Just a word to the ladies:
Remember, we are to receive
quite a number of guests Friday,
and it is your duty to see that they
are sufficiently provided with food.
The students will do the entertain
ing, but you mothers must do the
feeding. Set us a good example by
closing the occasion properly.
Our representative in the spelling
contest is Neta Ouzts; second honor
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Vonr druggist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching:,
Blind. Bleeding or Protruding: Piles in 6 to 14 days.
I he first application gives Ease and Rest SOc
Tlie people of Edgefield
are requested to meet in
morning, April 17, at elev?
stirring addresses will
awaken and arouse our p
duty with reference to th
mon country is now eng;
dress will be delivered b;
Aiken, S. C.
Attend the meeting an<
neighbors to attend.
Death of Mr. Edgar Reynolds.
Great is the pity that those who
bravely endured the hardships in
cident to the four years of strenuous
service during* the War'-JBet ween
the States, which devastated and
impoverished the South, can not be
spared to enjoy the prosperity upon
which this section has entered. Be
fore the South fully comes again
into its own but few veterans will
be left. The last to be called hence
from the rapidly thinning ranks of
Confederate veterans was .Mr. Ed
gar S. Reynolds who died suddenly
at his home in the Longraires sec
tion Sunday morning. His brother,
Mr. Arthur Reynolds, was on a
visit to Mr. Reynolds and was pres
ent when he breathed his last. As
Mr. Reynolds has suffered at times
during the past year from a weak
heart, it is presumed that heart fail
ure was the immediate cause of
death. He was in the '>. * ?ear of ,
Mr. Reynolds was descended
from a family that has always had
an active part in the making of his
tory for Edgefield county. Neither
in war nor in times of peace have
the Reynolds family ever been
shirkers of duty. In the more ac
tive years of his life, Mr. Reynolds
was a prominent factor in the com
munity life. It was in the Long
mires community that he passed
both the morning and eventide of
life, being one of the foremost far
mers of that section of the county.
His wife, who was Miss Kate Seig
ler, died about 10 years ago and it
was beside her grave in the commu
nity cemetery near the home that
his body was laid to rest Monday
morning. The funeral was conduct
ed by Rev. Mr. Smith, pastor of
Mr. Reynolds is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. A. E. Padgett,
Mrs. W. H. Yeldell, Jr., and Miss
Buford Reynolds, and two sons, J.
E. and H. M. Reynolds.
Southern Officials Interested in
That every Southern farmer who
grows a food crop this year will be
able to dispose of it at handsome
prices either in its original shape or
as live stock was the unanimous
opinion of the fifty experts of the
Davelopement Service of the Sou
thern Railway System and affiliated
lines who met in Atlanta to discuss
plans for farm marketing, immigra
tion and the agricultural and indus
trial development of the South.
The market and farm products
agents are aiding the movement for
increased production of food crops
in the South by their efforts to put
growers in touch with dealers and
consumers desiring their products
and have been so successful that the
demand for products of Southern
farms has greatly exceeded the sup
While live stock growing is be
ing advocated earnestly, farmers are
urged to provide food orops before
buying live stock. Any farmer in
the territory served by the Southern
Railway System or affiliated lines
who desires aid in disposing of any
crop will be given all possible as
sistance if he will communicate
with the ?arni products agent locat
ed in his section or with
Chief Farm Products Agent,
ss Meeting in
, both town and county,
the Court House Tuesday
m o'clock. Several short
be made in order to
eople to a sense of their
e war in which our corn
aged. The principal ad
f Hon. D. S. Henderson of
? urge your friends and
State Sunday School Convention
The program of the State Sunday
School Convention, which if. to he
held in Spartanburg, May 1, 2, 3,
will be the strongest and most at
tractive program ever presented to
the Sunday School workers of South
Carolina, according to a statement
from the program committee. The
morning and evening sessions will
be given to general addresses from
some of the leading Sunday School
workers of the State and of the
country. Among those on the pro
gram are John L. Alexander, Secon
dary Division Superintendent, Inter
national Sunday School Association;
Dr. Plato T. Durham, Dean Cand
ler School of Theology, Emery Uni
versity, Atlanta, Ga; Prof. E. O.
Sellers, Director Sunday School De
partment, Moody Bible Institute,
Chicago; Rev. A. W. Blackwood,
Pastor First Presbyterian Church,
Columbia; Miss Myra Batch?ldbr,
General Secretary Birmingham Sun
day School Association; Mrs. E. C.
Cronk, Editor of Literature for the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in the
South, Columbia; Dr. B. H. De
Ment, Pastor First Baptist Church',
Greenwood; Prof. D. W. Daniel,
Proffessor of English, Clemson Col
lege; Dr. J. L. Mann, Superintend
ent of City Schools, Greenville.
A special feature ^ tho conven
tion will be the training school for
Sunday School workers each after
noon. From 3 to 5 o'clock each
afternoon there will be a separate
conference each for Administrative,
Elementary, Secondary, and Adult
Division workers. The program
Committee has secured an expert
for each of these divisions, and it is
the plan to make all of these confer
ences a real school of instruction.
In addition to these experts, there
will be on the program fifty or more
people in the State who have attain
ed notable success in their particu
lar work. It is the purpose of the
program committee to give inspira
tion and expert help to every per
son that attends the convention.
Spartanburg, S. C., April G.
Death of Mr. C. H. Stone.
Thursday afternoon Mr. C. H.
Stone died suddenly at his home in
Modoc. He fell between the resi
dence and the lot and was found by
his son. While life was not ex
tinct when his body was discovered,
he breathed but a few minutes.
Mr. Stone was a good citizen. He
was a man of sterling quat kies and
was a prominent factor in the com
munity life. His place among the
people who have known him and
esteemed him from his youth up
cannot easily befilhd. The funeral
was conducted Friday at Modoo by
Rev. J. F. Warren, pastor of the
Besides his wife. Mr. Stone leaves
three daughters, Mrs. W. E. liol
8tou of Augusta, Mrs. J. N. Moore
and Miss Marie Stone of Modoc and
three sons, C. B. Stone of Augusta,
T. J. Stone of North Augusta and
J. M. Stone of Modoc.
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old -Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Iron builds un the system. 50 cent? j,
Ex-Governor John C. Sheppar
Urges Growing of Food
I have received a corornunicatio
From The Public Safety Committe
3f the Atlanta Chamber of Con
merce, saying among other thing*
"Alarming conditions, confror
ns HS a result of war. The Sout
has been fed largely from the Wesl
but this year we must feed ourselve?
because the Government will tak
the Western food supply for th
"There will be widspread &uffei
ing in the South before the yea
ends if food crops are not heavil
increased. The only way to aver
the impending calamity is for ever;
farmer tu raise plenty of food fo
man and beast.
"By so doiDg he will reap a rici
reward, because food is scarce th<
world over, and food crops are sun
to bring high prices."
Then follows the suggestion, thal
m the average one-horse farm ir
;he South, there should be plantee
n the present year, five acres ir
;orn and velvet beans, five acres ir
jowpeas for hay, to be followed bj
vinter oats; one and a half acres ir
iweet potatoes, to be followed bj
vinter cover crops; and other food
Huffs, together, with the ordinary
>roducts of the vegetable garden.
1 have just seen also a statement
ssued by the Commission for Civic
.'reparedness for War, recently ap
>ointed by Governor Manning, of
vhich that splendid citizen, Mr. D.
i. Coker, is chairman, who is al
lays doing something to promote
?rogress in agriculture and the pros
lerity of the farmer, in which it is
"Foodstuffs are already at the
lighest point reached in fifty years,
,nd prices continue to advance.
The pinch of the high cost of living
s being felt by practically all classes
>f our citizens except the farmer,
?ehooves our people to take earnast
hought of the situation, and their
luty in reference to it. Our duty
o the Natior. demands the produc
ion of the greatest possible amount
?f food stuffs for the consumption
if man and beast."
I regard it as a wise and merciful
I?8pensation of Providence, thai the
easons have been so unfavorable
his spring as to necessitate the post
)onement of the planting of crops.
The middle of April is near at hand,
md very little corn and cotton have
>een planted. When our farmers
vere formulating their plans for the
rear they did not dream that be
ore their crops could be planted
var would be declared. Now that
he tocsin of war has been sounded
ve must re-arrange our plans.
It is as certain as anything in the
vorld can be, that if the crops had
jeen planted as planned by our peo
ple, there would have been an excess
>f cotton, and a "famine of food
ituffs" in the Southland before an
ther crop could be made, which
vould have resulted in conditions
rom which our people could not
lave recovered in a generation.
Therefore I am writing to my
ellow citizens with all the sincerity
>f my "nature, and urge them, by
?very consideration of private int?r
?t, as well a" public and patriotic
luty, to review and reverse their
>lans for the year.
The authorities above quoted
irge that the area to be planted in
ood stuffs for man and beast should
>e doubled; and that the area to be
ilanted in cotton should be cut to
it leaet one-half.
Every farmer in the county should
?rrange to make provisions for home
lonsumption, and leave a good bal
mee for sale.
Since our plans for the year were
brmed, our government has de
bared that a state of war exists
vith the Imperial Government of
xerraany. We are allied with
England, France, Italy and Russia
br the destruction of German mili
arism. Tba demands of civiliza
ion, humanity and liberty require
hat the imperial militaristic oli
garchy of Germany shall be de
troyed. The people at home must
ive, and in addition the greatest
irmies that the world has ever seen
nust be maintained. Soldiers can
lot produce provisions; they must ''
ie raised on the farms and sent to 1
be soldiers in the trenches and
.long the battle lines. Farmers at
heir homes are just as necessary,
Late Preparing Land. Preach
ing at Br un son School House.
Urges Formation of Edge
field Military Company.
It l(roks like Providence is taking
a hand to reduce the next cotton
crop. Early planting is the only
way to beat the boll weevil. It is
now the 9th of April and no cotton
planted in this section and less land
prepared for planting than for a
good many years. If the weevil
strikes us this year (and the prob
ability is that he will) cotton ought
to bring $1.00 per pound next fall.
But the farmer that has to buy bis
provisions with cotton money will
be in bad shape even at that pri?e.
Losing the grain crop by the
freeze hit the farmers a pretty heavy
blow. But with a few spring oats,
and early patches of sorghum and
pop-corn we can get through the
summer without buying much corn.
Nearlv everyone in this section has
the velvet bean c?aze, and Mr. N.
L. Willets' pieces on it are increas
Mrs. Brooks from the Red Oak
Grove section, has been visiting the
family of Mr. Wesley Doolittle.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strom visit
ed the latter's parents Sunday, Mr.
and Mrs. P. W. Oheatham.
Mr. J. O. Williams has about fin
ished his new house just across the
road from aud in 200 yards of the
Branson school, and will move in
Rev, P. B. Lanham preaches at
:he Brunjon school house in the
ifternoon of the 2nd Sunday. He
preached a good sermon yesterday
;o a house full.
If the war continues through this
rear the farmer that doesn't make
lis provisions will have to do with
>ut it. Some dou't seem to realize
low serious tho situation is.
When the United States call for
volunteers we hope the Edgefield
?onfpasy will live up to her past
.ecord and furnish her quota, and
nstead of volunteering in small
iquads and going in with troops
"rom other States, orgauize a com
Dany of Edgefield boys and have
:he company organized by Edge
Our school will close sometime in
May and we want to paiut our new
souse during the summer and have
it ready for the fall term.
Unless the weather prevents, our
jchool expects to attend Field Day
?xercises at Edgefield on the 13th
but hope we won't have as cold"
ind wet reception as we had last
During the Civil war, says the
Philadelphia Ledger, a captain of a
oorupany which had sixty men in its
ranks, none of whom was as ener
getic as the officer thought he should
be, hit upon a plan which he believ
ed would cure the men's habits of
laziness. One morning, after roll
sall, the captain, addressing his
"I have a nice, easy job for the
laziest man in the company. Will
the laziest man step to the front?"
Instantly fifty-nine men each took
i step forward.
"Why didn't you 'step to the
front?" inquired the commauder of
the one man who did not come.
"I was too lazy," replied the sol
ind contribute as efficiently to suc
cess in war, as the soldiers on the
Millions of tons of food stuffs
bave been buried in the deep bosom
of the ocean by the most ruthless
methods of warfare that have ever
been known by the sons of men.
The shortage thus produced cannot
be supplied by the greatest crop of
cotton that the world has ever
known. The shortage thus produc
ed must be dug out of the "bowels
sf the earth by th? sweat of the
brow of labor. If this war shall
last four years-and may God in
His mercy forbid it-the Southern
people will be dependent for main
;enance upon crops produced upon
Southern soil. Let us not await de
velopments; but let us foresee the
peril and provide for it. Let us
provide food enough for our people
it home and for our sons on the
ields of battle.
J. C. Sheppard.
April 9, 191".