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VOL. 82 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1917 NO. 7
Revival Services Closed. Miss
Hardy Entertained. Mrs.
Crim HI From Over-Dose
The revivival services which
have been in progress at the Baptist
church closed on Sunday evening.
The meeting has been a great uplift
and many spiritual blessings were
gotten. There were four additions
to the church, all young gentlemen.
It was sincerely regretted that
Rev. TTpchurch who was assisting
Mr. Brooke, was taken sick and
about the middle of the week had
to return to his home in Oxford, N.
C. About a month ago he had an
abcess in his throat, and with con
stant talking the trouble returned,
and he found it impossible to utter
even a few words without great ef
fort and pain.
Miss Elliot Hardy entertained a
few friends with a most pleasant
dinnei party on Saturday evening
in honor of Miss Eva Howell of
Florence, who is visiting Miss
Sarah Stevens. The hours were
most delightfully spent in this pret
ty home with its cordial inmates,
and each one was reluctant to de
part when the hour came. An ele
gant dinner was served with true
hospitality. Sweet music was also
Those from here who attended
the patriotic meeting at Trenton
were Mesdames M. T. Turner, A.
P. Lewis, O. D. Black, M. W.
Crouch, J. L. Walker, A. P. Lott,
and Misses Clara Sawyer, Zena
Payne, Frances Turner and Elberta
Everyone here has been saddened
and deeply concerned over the seri- :
ous condition of Mrs. David Crim, <
which resulted from taking an over- i
dose of medicine- , . . .
Mrs. Crim uas been sutrcnng J
from heart failure, and her physi- \
cian was giving her stychnine to re- '
lieve her. On last Thursday morn
ing she felt an attack coming on,
and finding all of the prescribed
tablets taken got a box of loose
strychnine which had been found in
the medicine chest. She did not
know that this was full strength,
thinking it was mixed as in the tab
let form which was l-il'6 grain.
She took what she thought to be
as much as a tablet but her physi
cian said it was eufficient to have
killed fo?r persons. 'Soon after
taking she felt a numbness, and the
family seeiug her suffering was not
the result of heart failure, phoned
for medical aid, and the physician
resorted to every effort to free her
syetem from the poison. It seemed
only a miracle that she was saved,
but since then, the great shock to
her system has placed her life in
the balance, and she lies hoveling
between life and death. Her phy
sician stays at her side, and the
prayers of everyone are that she
may yet rally and be spared to her
familv and two little babes.
The W. C. T. H., held a full and
interesting meeting on Friday after
noon last. This is aext to the last
meeting for the model member con
test, and there were several visitors
present as the result, and it was
good to see all on time asd with the
white bow pinned on. The meet
ing was held with Mrs. L. C. Lati
mer, and Miss Zena Payee presid
After appropriate songs and
scripture, with prayer, the various
departments and reports were heard.
The Treasurer had made good col
lections, and the Union voted to
give $4.00 on the county essay con
The flower department had been
busy with God's sweet messages,
the dowers, some having been sent
arranged prettily in baskets.
Of especial interest was the de
partment ef "Soldiers and Sailors."
The Union decided to work as a
unit, and by next week will have
their "comfort bags" ready to send
on. Everyone is interested, and es
pecially so as the matter of the sol
dier boy lies close to the heart of all
now. This means of the Union is
such a splendid way of keeping
temperance before them. This date
of the meeting was "the young peo
pie's Branch Day" and just nov.
there is a great call to get these in
terested and the matter was discuss
Several other matters were dis
(C-mtinued on Fifth Page.)
RED OAK GROVE.
Exhorts to Good Works. Y. W.
A. Held Meeting. W. M. U.
Division Rally Saturday
The idea gathered from the study
of our last Sunday's lesson to us
was one to encourage our people,
that our sacrifices should be a len
itary, to be true service. There
fore, wherever a call to duty may
lead us, should we not gladly fol
low, believing character is the main
key to safety, which we ourselves
can blemish in the sight of our mer
ciful Father. So now in the great cri
sis the world in war, may our people
both high and low, rich and poor,
this world over, humbly say, "Send
me wherever Thou wouldst have
me to go." Our prayer is, that the
great sin, that is now causing so
much blood-shed, to say nothing of
the starvation for food supplies and
destruction of property, may cause
the people to get closer to God.
Another thing that impresses ns
with much earnestness, is the impor
tance of cheerfulness, on part of
those of us who may be called upon
to part with loved ones to go to de
fend their country. That will have
great weight in efficiency. There
has never been a time that the de
mand was greater for prayerful
thought a?d wise proceedure.
While the work on farm has
been very much delayed by repeated '
rains, we trust many may see the 1
way to go to Edgefield to-morrow 1
and hear Hon. D. S. Henderson. 1
We are glad to hear many nice (
things for Fieldsday, and regret our 1
Flat Rock school did not attend. i
Little Brooks Keurick has been 1
failing in health again now for sev
eral weeks. His friends have so 1
sweetly remembered him which has r
jreat at times does not relieve him *
of a sense of obligation and he de- <
mands an acknowledgment made j
for all courtesy shown him, which
is always cheerfully carried out as i
he directs it. <
The Y. W. A's. had full attend
ance on yesterday, and real good ;
meeting. Will meet with Miss 1
Marie Hamilton next third Sunday
evening. We regret making date ?
for divisional meeting at Red Oak
Grove on the 28tb, when it should
have been the 21st. But hope it
will be corrected this week, and
that our meeting will be a success
and well attended.
An Appeal From Colored
Editor The Advertiser:
Will you please give me a st?rt
space in your paper, to make an ex
planation? I have been appointed
County Chairman, Preparedness
Commission for Edgefield County.
I have appointed the following .com
mittee, throughout the county, and
I wish to ask the white friends to
please assist this coinmiuee where
ever appointed in carrying oat the
instructions they have:
Wm Holloway, Pleasant Lane.
Rev Wm Perterson, McCormick.
Lucius Dobbs, Meeting Street.
Prince Adams, Meeting street.
Charlie Bussey, Modoc.
Rev Kinner, Cold Spring.
Henry Jefferson, Trenton.
Lewis Collins, Edgefield.
Milton Strother, Edgefield.
A W Nicholson, Trenton.
Rev F W Weaver, Edgefield.
E W Anderson, Edgefield.
Rev Mark Adams, Edgefield.
Ed Wilson, Johnston, RFD.
Rev Shaw, Edgefield.
Erksome Parker, Edgefield.
Rev Tom McManus, Meeting St.
Rev Hamp Hill, Trenton.
Rev James Blocker, Edgefield.
John Garrett, Cold Spring.
Ransey Miller, Edgefield,
The members of this committee
are requested to meet me at Edge
field Saturday at ll o'clock.
A. W. Simkins,
Co. Chair. Col. Preparedness,
Commission for Edgegeld, Co.
Edgefield, S. C.
When you get ready to buy your
next Buit come in and we will save
you money, as our stock of clothing
is better than we have ever carried.
Mukashy Bargain House.
Mr. D. R. Coker,
The following is a proclamation
issued by Mr. D. R. Coker sum
marizing conditions on which cam
paign for larger food production ie
"Whereas, the national govern
ment and our State government
realize that an ample supply of
foodstuffs, both for thia country
and for those other countries who
are likewise at war with the imperial
German government, is necessary
for the successful proaecution of
military operations. They also
realize that the available food sup
plies of the world are entirely in
adequate, and that the successful
prosecution of thia war is menaced .'
by said food shortage.. They have,
therefore, calied upon the people of ',
South Carolina to discontinue, as ?
far as possible, their drafts upon ]
the already heavily depleted nation
al food reaervea by the production j
at home of every possible pound of
food for man and beast.
In order that the people of j
South Carolina may be advised of t
the national peril caused by food i
shortage, and that effective steps j
may be taken in this State for food
production and conaervation, the s
governor of South Carolina has r
constituted a commiaaion known as c
:he commission for civic prepared- c
less for war. He has charged this I,
jommiasion with awakening our
people with the necessity of united ?j
ind patriotic action in the face of (?
?ational peril. Y
That the people may be proper- b
y informed and induced to take the v
?ecessarv r.o-nnnra?.ii:a th^t:
Tue available ?uppi.":-: of food- t
(taffs are the lowest in all food-pro-' 6
lucing couutries that they have been i
;or over 50 years. d
"Prices >f most foodstuffs have 1
ibout doubled during the past two a
Dr three years. ? 1
"The government crop report 1
forecasts a wheat crop which will j
be sheri of American consumption. 1
"Tiie reserve supplies* of meat j
are far below normal. 1
"A nation at war requires more
food than a nation at peace. !
"France, Englsw l, Belgium and <
Italy are short of tood and are iarge- I
ly dependent OR Am ?rican imports,
and unless some means ia found of
supplying theta, they cannot contin- !
ue to fight effectively.
"The South is importing from
the North and West $600,000,000
to ?700,000,000 worth of foodstuffs
annually and is thus a tremendous
drain on the nation's food resourcts
Death of Mr. W. F. Carter.
Monday afternoon Rev. P. B. Lanham
conducted the funeral at Dothan church
of Mr. W. F. Carter, who died at the
home of Mr. Hugh Scott. Mr. Carter
was a native of Ireland but had been in
America about 40 years and had made
his home with Mr. Scott for a nnmber
of years. Mr. Carter|was about 80years
of age and was a civil engineer by prof
fession. He was an intelligent man
and was highly respected and esteemed
by all who knew him. .
Report of Committees of In
spection of Civic League.
Seven committees representing the
Civic League inspected the back yards
of all of the homes in the town limits
of Edgefield, and the following yards
were reportad as being in the list for
the first and second prizes. A second
committee, composed entirely of ladies
outside of the Civic League will go
around Friday morning to make the
Jeter Street-Mrs. S. M. Smith,
Mrs. Emeline Cartledge.
Columbia Streets-Mrs. J. A. Tim
merman, Mrs. J. T. Pattison.
H. H. Sanders residence to J. Thur
mund's residence-Mrs. Lovick Mims,
Mrs. J. D. Kemp.
From Depot to Mr. W. A. Stroms
residence-Mrs. R. A. Marsh, Mrs.
Kate DeVore Butler.
From Court House to Mr. Jackson's
residence-Mrs. J. S. Byrd, Mrs. Robt.
From Griffin Hill to Mr. Walter Hol
ston's residence-Miss Virginia Addi
son, Mrs. Will Lott.
From Mrs. Kinaird's to. Mrs. J. E.
Hart's residence-Mrs. Mc Murrain,
Mrs. Kate W. Cheatham.
Chairman of Food
and, consequently ie now a menace
W the nation's safety.
I A pound of cotton at 20 cents
will actually buy less foodstuffs
now than normally.
; T.f the world shortage of food
stuffs becomes acute and the people
actually suffer, they will stop buy
ing clothing. They must buy food
as long as it. is available.
' Under such conditions, the
price of cotton will fall, but the
price of foodstuffs will advance
still further (unless regulated by
'"The raising of foodstuffs in the
South is accompanied by an im
provement of the soil, as legumes
are universally used in a food crop
rotation. This enables cotton and
other crops to be more cheaply
raised the following year.
'The programme for increased
foodstuffs is identical with the pro
?ramme for preparation for the boll
.yeovil, and an increase of the
icreage to foodstuffs and cf the pro
luctiou of live stock would be
J?cessary if the world were at
Farm laborers are leaving the
state in great numbers. Cotton
equires more labor than any other
rop. Foodstuffs and life stock
an be produced with much less
j if the State and nation do their
uty in the production of foodstuffs
as we confidently believe they will),
bo next cotton crop will probably
ring a fair price, and we do not
riah the impression to go abroad
o^t?^i0^^^ n^rT'^ |?
ver, most strenuously urge every
armer in South Carolina to pro
luce ample provisions for his fami
y and laborers and a surplus for
lale. We urge upon the town peo
)le the planting ot waste lands and
jack yards to garden truck. We
irge every man, woman and child
n the State not to waste food.
Food waste under present conditions
"'A campaign for food production
ind conservation will be waged in
?ver.y county in the Stale. Prac
tical plans for effectively meeting
the situation will be presented.
"We call upon the people of
South Carolina-black and white,
old and young-to enlist as one
man in order that this great State
may stand forth conspicuous in na
tional service, solidly supporting
our great and good president in this
hour of national peril."
The union meeting of third di
visijn will meet with Plum Branch
church, April 28-29.
11- Devotional by moderator.
11:30-Enrollment of delegates
1st, Are we loosing cr gaining
ground spiritually in churches of
this division? Speakers, Dr W G
Blackwell, J G McKie.
2nd, What are the duties of
Christians in time of war? Speak
ers, Garrett Talbert, Geo W Bus
12:30-Adjournment for dinner.
3rd, What should be the result
of a Christian life? LG Bell, James
4th, What effect will the war
have on Christianity? Speakers, J
Sunday school in usual order.
11:30-Missionary sermon by
Rev J F Warren.
12- 30-Adjournment for dinner.
A talk by S T Adams on Sunday
school work and co-operation.
H. E. Bunch,
Inquisitive Lady- How much
milk does your cow give a day?
Truthful Boy-'Bout eight quarts
Inquiring lady-And how much
of that do you sell?
Truthful Boy - 'Bout twelve
UNCLE "IV" WRITES.
Expresses His Views on War.
Raising Food Crops. Com
mends President Wil
son and Congress.
As a good many have and are ex
pressing themselves or their views
on the war, I will splode my splatle
ments by telling of an incident that
took place many years ago.
There lived in the neighborhood
of a large school a man that had a
few young men boarding at his
home, and they on one occasion
complained about their fare at the
table, and the mau with whom they
were boa-ding said that he could
eat a crow. The young men said
no more j ist then, but decided on a
plan to get even. So one of them
went out and killed a crow, and
took it to the cook and told 1er
:hat her master (it was in the days
sf slavery, and the black mammy did
;he cooking) wanted a crow and
old her to cook it right, and at the
lame time crave her a pepper shak
ir with snuff in it, and told the
iook to put plenty of pepper on it,
.nd she did as she was told to do.
\.nd when meal time came aroundj J i
here was that crow, and the man
f the house asked what it was and
ras told that it was a crow, and it
;as prepared for him as he said he
onld eat a crow, and he replied
bat he could, and helped himself to
ame of it, but he soou begun to
lake ugly faces, and do as if he
ras about to vomit, and finally
ave it up, and one of the young
len said Lo him: I thought you
lid that you could eat a crow, and
ereplied; lean, but lam not hank
ing after it.
I have had a taste of war, and am
ot "hankering" after it, but as far
cres in corn, oats and wheatT I
lean oats sown after the freeze, and
nth seasons to suit next month will
nake good oats. Yes, will finish
?lanting cotton today. Not as
auch as last year, and corn at least
wice a9 much as we planted last
.ear to the two plows that I run(or
he boys) and in every row of the
:orn will put peas or velvet beans
md some peanuts, too; and have
dso. Ribbon cane and sorghum for
he stock, with some early corn to
?elp out for early feed for mules,
logs and cows, and some sorghum
,o make up into syrup, and at least
in acre in sweet potatoes. In that
(vay I am trying to help my country
in trying to raise something to eat
for man and beast, and with seasons
to suit, some to spare for those who
are dependent on the farmer for
In letters I receive from those
with whom I correspond, I am ask
ed the question as to what I think
about the greatest war that has
ever been waged, and my reply is
something like this: Try and not
get excited, but plant something to
eat; for aa to when it will close
God alone knows, and 'tis useless
for anyone to speculate about it.
But in my poor judgment it will
not close until the central powers
in Europe have to succumb to those
who are allied against them-but
that the central powers of Europe
will be overthrown-I haven't a
doubt, from the very fact that I
can't and don't believe that God
ever intended that one man or a
few should rule a world or a nation.
No sir, those filibusters in the U.
S. Senate are a fair type in my mind
of the ivaiaer of Germany and his
advisera, and like them the people
of those countries that have no say
so in the government, will eventual
ly rise in their might and claim
their freedom as Russia has already
I am proud of our President of
these United States and also of our
Congress. They have and are
quitting themselves like men that
every American citizen has a right
and ought and are proud of them.
Now I close with this. "Be still
and know that I ara God"-Psalms
46-10, and again; "Wait patiently
for Him"-Psalms 37-7. No, I am
no preacher, but if there was ever a
timewhen we ought to wait^patiently
it seems to me that time ia now.
Aimoat the whole world at war, and
the end not yet and may not be for
sometime. I, nor any one else knows
but God knowe, and in His own
good time He will'in the right way
Measles Prevalent in Commun:,
ty. Marriage of Mrs. Mckie
and Mr. Harrison. Mis
sionary Society to Meet
Measles is taking the day, on
the children down this way juat
now. They have been brought oat
to the country for their health from
the North Augusta school. Mrs.
Georgia McKie Harrison's children
all have them; also, J. P. DeLaugh
ter has them. We are expecting to
hear of their having been spread to
the Cemetary Hill school. We
hope not, fojMhey only have this
week to finish up their term, and it
would be a pity to 'have any of
them lose any of those few"1-**
All of the children*trere love
and are learning fast. We
they had a longer term now
they are so interested.
We in our neighborhood
been very much surprised tb
week by the marriage o?
Gleorgia McKie to Mr. Huf
riaon April 12, at the Me
parsonage in North Augusta,
i romance, as she had only
jim since last fall when he i
nanage her business for he
vish them much happiness.
Mrs. Eulala McCarty has
rom Mr. George. Wright's c
dr. George McKie's to kei
or him. She and her dang
rlr. George's daughter, Ju
ttended services at Hard
Mr. Stanton. Townes
riend, Mr. Watson, were a
oraing over from the elect
cross the river where t
forking. They went hoc
1rs. Julia Townes to tal
lefore returning to go on ?
hn" pe^clnxiajni rn m)***
he week before at her ho
viii board with Miss Mary
>u North Augusta, aa tl
igree that she must noi
lome for fear of another
,he fever. We hope abe
ip and meet with us
The W. M. S. meets *
Julia Townes. We ai
'orward to a nice add?
Jennie 0. Briggs, who
tier brother, Mr. Will Br
Sorry to hear of Mrs. I
being ao unwell of late,
will soon be strong.
The farmers are very bl
constant rains keepiug
too wet to plow or plant
for clear weather until a
ton and corn can be pi?
Mrs. P. B. Lanha
home Saturday from a
daughter, Mrs. Gregg I
where she ha? been a
last two months at Bis
C. Mrs. Lanham ha?
home body we are glad
rest and change, and 1
feel stronger all the yt
need a rest sometime
constant ^eameneaa of
It givea new ideaa that
joy thinking of while
helps in every way.
The faithful worn s
pose the Woman'a Ck
perance Union of the C'
the high?at commendi
persistent efforts to
young along the line o
and to create temperar
For the past 10 yea
been conducting essay ?
the children of the p
of the county. This <
the work in this cou
the supervision of Mr
prizes was an interest
Field Day exercises Fi
cause the ruthlesa shed
to stop. I believe tha
view a great and gloi
in allowing it, and
finished God will kn
oall to arms, the bot
non, the rattle of the
and the bugle call, J
will cease; and let rn?
hope that it will not
future. (So mote it be.)