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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2,1917
New Ford Garage. Death of
Mrs. Houston. Angeline
Bacon Chapter Met.
League Doing Good.
The Ford plant of Detroit, Mich.,
sometime ago purchased a lot on
Main St,, with a view of erecting a
Work has begun on this, and at
the rapid rate the building is pro
gressing it will not be long before
it will be in operation. The dwell
ing that stood on the lot has been
torn down and will be rebuilt on
the lot adjoining Mrs. Hattie Par
On la?t Sunday Mr. Huiet Waters
went to Charleston for a short visit
to his fiance, Miss Donna Osborne
of Alabama, who was there for a
visit to her sister. Upon his arriv
al the young couple decided not to
wait for the appointed wedding day
but to have the happy event *o take
place on Monday.
After informing his family of the
occurrence they went for a short
honeymoon, arriving here Thursday
evening. They are being accorded
a warm welcome, and the be?t of
good wishes are extended.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke has gone to
Danville, Va., to visit relatives.
Mrs. .Tames Strother is visiting
her sister in Atlanta, and while
there is enjoying the grand opera.
Dr. Horace Wright of George
town, was a visitor here last week.
Mrs. F. M. Boyd is in Chester
visiting her mother, Mrs. Stewart.
Mrs. G. D. Walker beautifully
entertained the Pi Tau Club on
Wednesday afternoon, the honor
guest being Mrs. Carl Richards of
Alabama? There were several other
guests present, and an hour of Rook ;
was enjoyed. Mrs. M. R. Wright!
was presented with the prize, and
the honoree was given a beautiful
srift. A salad course with iced tea
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strother
were visitors here the last of the
week in the home of the latter's
father, Mr. M. T. Turner.
Mrs. Amelia Houstno died here
at the home of her niece, Mrs.
Walter Derrick on Wednesday
eveniog last.. She was 70 years of
Fwr the past two or three more
years, she had been in failing health
and for a month had been confined
to her bed, so her death was not un
Mrs. Houston was one of the
earliest residents of this place, and
innumerable good deeds and the in
fluence of a noble spirit, will live on
to bsar witness of her beautiful life.
The funeral services were con
ducted on Thursday at the Mt. Olive
cemetery by her pastor, Rev. J. A.
Thacker, assisted by Revs. M. L.
Rester and W. S. Brooke. She
leaves two sisters, Mesdames Foster
and Smith of Augusta, and many
devoted nieces and nephews.
Mrs. J. D. Bartley most pleasant
ly entertained the Apollo Music
Club on Tuesday afternoon, the
chief business being the election of
officers for the coming year. All of
the officers were .eligible, except th?
president and first vice-president.
The election was as follows:
President, Mrs. E. R. Mobley;
First Vice-President, Mrs. C. P.
Corn; Second vice-President, Miss
(Gertrude Strother; Secretary and
Treasurer, Miss Zena Payne; Critic,
Mrs. W. F. Scott. Richard Wag
ner was the master studied, and a
splendid life sketch was given by
Mrs. O. D. Black. The stories of
the operas "Lohengrin" and "Tann
hauser" were heard and selections
from the operas were given by Mes
dames Mims Walker and G. D.
Walker. When this was concluded
the hostels served strawberry ice
cream with two kinds of cake.
The Angeline Bacon Chapter, C.
of C., held a well attended meeting
on Friday afternoon in the home of
the Director, Mrs. P. B. Waters,
Jr., and they are to be congratulated
upon the splendid work they are do
ing. After business, the program
of the year book was followed, the
quiz questions being interesting.
Piano duet, "Shubert's Serenade"
-Miss Laurie Hoyt and Marion
Boyd; Current Events-Miss Fran
cis Turner; "Medley of Patriotic
Airs"-Miss Annie Holmes Harris
on; Paper, "The real Homespun
dress"-Miss Annie Stokes; Song,
(Continued on Eighth Page)
Uncle "Iv" Writes.
Half-past nine o'clock, Saturday
morning, and now for a short talk
through the Advertiser with friends
and loved ones in Edgefield and
Am just in from the field. Been
cutting bushes, so that when we get
there with the hoes we will not have
them to cut-and it sure helps the
looks of the field as well as saves
time in hoeing.
"'Tis getting pretty dry down here.
Had no rain now in about three
weeks. Cotton about ready to
chop, most of the first planting of
corn plowed, or rather harrowed.
Some few are chopping cotton where
it was planted before the big rain
three weeks ago. I don't think
there is as much cotton planted in
this section as last year. A few
have not finished planting. Spring
oats beginning to need rain. There
are no fall sown oats, all were killed,
and wheat as a general thing, rather
thin to make anything like a full
Last Sunday there was quite a
crowd of Carolinians with us.
Winchester McDaniel, wife and
three children, and Essie Bussey,
Eulie Dorn and family, Willie
Dorn, wife and baby, little Ellie,
(I mean little Genie Thurmond) and
wife, Evelyn Jordan, and your jail
or, Tillman Bussey. No, I didn't
run or hide, bat their stay was so
short that it seems more like a
dream than a reality.
W. A. Howie and S. L. Roper,
two of Co. I. have passed away, and
two better soldiers I never knew.
Can nearly count the survivors of
Co. 1. on one hand, and not for
long will any of us be here- As to
which of us will be called next to
answer the last roll call, none of us
know; but there is one thing we can
know, and that is to be ready when
it does come. I was told by a man
just a few days ago that he was
told by an old soldier that there
was but four old soldiers in the
county in which I live. I knew
only one of them-and he is nearly
SO years old and very feeble.
Just let me shake hands with
Scott Mealing, Griftis, Fair, Miras,
Penn. That is all and I will close
with love to each one of them.
Howdy boys! Wi?h I could see
Death in County Home Family.
For many years Mr. Ready Tim
rnertnan has been the sunshine of
the County Home, consequently his
death early last week has caused
genuine sorrow among the inmates
of the Home, as well as among his
relatives and friends over the county.
Everybody who knew Ready Tira
menuan liked him. His hearty,
whole-souled greeting and his bright,
cheery smile always made one feel
better and happier for having met
with him. Although greatly handi
capped by being afflicted with rheu
matism from his childhood, he was
never depressed or despondent.
The editor of The Advertiser knew
him when a boy and it has always
been a real pleasure to greet Ready
and grasp his baud all down through
the years. Although necessarily
circumscribed, his life was a bless
ing to those who knew him and who
were thrown with him. Possessing
practically nothing of this world's
goods, the joy and happiness and
sunshine which he scattered should
he a rebuke to those more favored
by Fortune. If Ready Timmerinau
could ai ways be happy, and he was,
why should those who have an hun
dred more reasons for being happy
than he, be sour and selfish. His
life is positive proof that happiness
comes from within and not from
Meeting Called For May the
In order to become a helpful
factor in the food preparedness
campaign that is being waged, the
Bank of Edgefield announces in this
issue that it will organize corn and
pig clubs among the boys of the
county. One or more boys will be
urged to enter these clubs from
each township. The bank has called
a meeting at Edgefield for Saturday,
May 12, for the purpose of enlist
ing the boys and organizing the
clubs. Mr. A. L. Baker, o? Bishop
ville, who is State director of the
boys' corn and pig clubs, has been
invited to attend the meeting and
make a practical talk.
Rain Greatly Needed. Sweet
Water Memorial Service
Second .Sunday in June.
We have been ne ed i ne: rain for
several days, and seeing and hearing
so much thunder and lightening
Sunday afternoon, we hoped to get
a season before it was all gone, but
only had a sprinkle. Hope more
may come in a day or two.
Many of the farmers are behind,
the land is so dry and hard they
can't get a plow into the ground to
plant, so things are late. What we
have seen up are small, both of corn
The rye and wheat are pretty on
our road to Trenton, as we went np
to the Unicn Meeting Sunday.
There we met so many good people,
and were taken in charge by Mrs. L.
A. Stevens and her three loyable
daughters, Mrs. Dorin Sweaiingen,
Mrs. Roper Day, and Mrs. Claude
Wertz of Columbia. By the way,
?he returned home from Trenton
Friday afternoon. We also met a
good many friends, and our girl
hood school mate, Mrs. Salter.
Mrs. Wallace Wise was with us,
also Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Swearin
gen and daughters who so generous
ly lent us a helping hand on our
way home, which we appreciated
very much indeed. They are grand
people all around there.
We heard some good addresses
by several of the speakers, and each
one had sumething to say about the
war, which is uppermost in every
mind now. We are told to grow
something for the soldiers. How
can what we produce on the farms
here in the South do them any good,
if we cannot get cans to put up the
stuff in? I have been told that cans;
cannot be bought in Augusta and
many other cities. Tin -canfrT~are
out of reach at $39.00 per 1,000. I
know how to put up beans without
cans, but not other vegetables aud
Several of us are eoing to try a
new way of raising tomatoes, and
hope to be able to find a way to put
Mrs. Eulala McCarty and children
speut Saturday and Sunday with
Mr. George Wright's family.
Miss Marjorie McKie is spending
this week with her uncle Henry
M clue's family.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Harrison
carried Mrs. Julia and Miss Mary
Townes to services in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Adams, Miss
Lee Adams, Mrs. M. H. Shaw and
Miss Melvie Lanier motored up
from North Augusta to see the De
Laughter children who are down
! with measles. Miss Lee spent Sun
day night with her cousins, Misses
Lena and Nellie DeLaughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKie and
Miss Adilee McKie spent awhile
with Mrs. Sallie Bunch Friday after
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bnckhalter
have a fine sou which arrived April
Miss Jennie Briggs left Wednes
day for Grovetown to visit her
aunt, Mrs. Pierce Mundy.
Mr. Milton Barker's brother, we
think Dr. Barker, and his sou spent
several days with Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Barker. The son will spend
We are told that the Sweetwater
memorial services will be held
second Sunday in June. 4
W. M. U. comes to Hardy's in
Woman's Christian Temperance
The regular monthly meeting of
the W. C. T. U. will take place on
Monday, May 7, at the home of
Mrs. W. F. McMurrain. Arrange
ments will be made at this meeting
for the part which the organization
will take in our work for the sailors
All those who have not done so
can bring their contribution to the
dining room shower at this time.
Every member is requested to be
present, so that they may be ac
quainted with the plans for work.
Johnston and Harmony unions
have already begun the making of
comfort bags for the sailors and
Mrs. J. L. M i ms,
Pres. W. C. T. U.
RED OAK GROVE.
Social Circle Met Thursday.
Mr. Timmerman's Barn
Burned. Flat Rock
_ j There came to our mind the
thpaffht that today ?nan livaa, self
s??king life, being two ways point
ed out in our Sunday School lesson,
by which men seek to make the
b?st of their lives. And^again, this
thought occurred: Why was man
so'unfaithful? For we are told to
cast our bread upon the waters,
and it shall return threefold." How
beautiful it is to behold a life being
epant in sacrifice for Jesus' sake!
Nbthing for which to be ashamed;
'The Social Circle no. 2 meets
Wednesday P. M., May 9, with
Mra. Nettie Agner, Mrs. James
. The Red Hill W. M. S., met at
Mrs. Julia Prescott's last Thursday
P. M. Had quite a splendid meet
ing. Several visitors, among them
Mrs. Jossie Whatley, who most
beautifully gave report of her visit
to the Institute held at Gleenwood.
The talent is there, enthused and
enlivened as those Institute meet
inge can do. We are sure Mrs.
Whatley will find added joy to her
future work by having attended.
Mrs. Prescott met with much en
couragement for the Divisional
meeting which is to be held Sun
day at Rehoboth. We were sad
dened on hearing at Mrs. Prescott's
o?.-the illness of our dear friend.
Mrs. Charles Strom of Rehoboth,
Mattie has always been a sweet
friend to us, and our occasional
mletings reveal development of
the sweet life she is living.
Mr. Oscar Timmerman had the
misfortune.to lose by fire one of his
bairns last week. The origin of the
ffy-unknown. Theloss was^ not a
?W?? d?T^-?^,mtrc?',",t^a^^y '"?J? 1
lumber was stored in the building,
besides other farming necessities.
Mr. Will Sharpton of Colliers, re
ceived a message yesterday p. m..
that the remains of his brother, who
died in Augusta yesterday morning
would be shipped for burial at Red
Oak Grove this p. m. They are
sons of Mr. John Sharpton whom
our pastor, Rev. Hussey, says saved
his life during the war, where they
both served together.
We have heard of several attend
ing the Union Meeting at Plum
Branch from here, among the num
ber being, Miss Marie Hamilton and
brother, and the Misses Agner.
Hope some of our delegates at
tended also, as we would be glad to
hear their report at conference next
Saturday, p. m.
Mrs. Lutuer Timmerman returned
from week-end visit to Greenwood
Mr. and Mrs. John Griftis spent
yesterday with. Mr. Jack Harling
of Colliers, whose health is again
Master Brooks Kenrick seems to
be improving a little from his last
Frank Kenrick spent the week
end verv pleasantly down at Ken
rick place, making several calls on
his old neighbors. Six years had
made more change in his appearance
than he was so much aware of, until
he in his boyish timidity had to ;n
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Griftis were
week-end guests at Mr. Lamb's.
They are remarkably attentive and
ever thoughtful of each others com
fort, having lived together nearing
fifty-two yean. Mrs. Griftis is
noted for her sweet cheerful spirit.
It is wonderful how well she can
see, and says 6he enjoys reading,
can sit and read by twilight.
The school at Flat Rock closes
next Thursday with a picnic. Miss
McAfee returned to her home at
York in the afternoon, but she has
promised to come back to the pro
tracted meeting at Red Oak Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Kemp ?of
Greenwood county, accompanied by
Mrs. James Kemp and their son,
Mr. Eddie Kemp spent yesterday
with Mrs. Joe Bussey.
On Saturday, April 21, at the
Baptist parsonage at Trenton, Miss
Myrtle Evelyn Neal and Mr. Tru
dell Rodgers, both of Johnston,
were united in marriage by Rev.
Jos. A. Gaines, pastor of Ebenezor
Edgefield School Letter.
The McDuftie Literary Society
had a call meeting Friday for the
purpose of electing a new president
and secretary. We feel very proud
of the spirit of patriotism exhibited
by our late president, Mr. Eugene
Timmons, who gave up the presi
dential chair, as well as many other
things, to join the TJ. S. Navy.
His presence and efficient work are
missed greatly both in the class
room and society. The secretary,
Mr. Hob Byrd, resigned his posi
tion because of the fact that he had
been a member of the society for
only a short time and did not feel
sufficiently qualified to fulfill the
duty of an officer. The new officers
elected were: President, Ouida Pat
tison; secretary, Lee Timraons. We
are planning a very entertaining
meeting to be held at the close of
school, the program of which will
be published later.
Mr. Edwin Folk and Mr. Edgar
Lanham were our representatives to
Columbia in the State oratorical
and athletic contests, which took
place Thursday and Friday. Ed
win was admitted into the final con
tests, an honor that makes the school
feel very proud of him? Mr. Bon
ner accompanied them.
Rev. E. C. Bailey conducted the
chapel exercises Mondav morning of
last week, and made a very inter
esting talk. We appreciate his at
tention very much. On Wednesday
morning Mr. Montgomery visited
us and gave a talk on "Prepared
ness." The advice was invaluable,
and I feel sure that if each student
would take the lesson to his own
heart he would always be ready
when the testing time came. On
Thursday morning Dr. Jones, Mr.
Montgomery and Professor Fair
cloth came to the chapel. Profes
sor Faircloth helped us with our
singing and Dr. Jones conducted
the, devotional exercises. He read;
the "Love chapter" fforn'-'?h?T??bl?f!
and made a very beautiful talk.
Again, in behalf of the school, let
me say how gratified we are ny the
interest these men take in our
school, and urge others to exhibit
the same spirit during these last
few wpeks of school.
A quiet but nevertheless beautiful
home wedding was solemuized Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Emma Dobson. Her niece,
Miss Julia Elizabeth Nicholson be
came the bride of Mr. David Burns
Fant of Santuck, Union county.
The ceremony was performed by
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones, pastor of
the Baptist church. The marriage
was witnessed by the nearest relatives
and a few friends of the bride and
groom. After congratulations and
good wishes were showered upon
Mr. and Mrs. Fant, delicious straw
berry ice cream and cake were
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
Ida Thomas Nicholson arid has been
teaching school in Union county.
Besides her attractive personality,
she possesses many graces and
charms of manner that have made
her a favorite with a large circle of
friends, -who reluctantly give her
up. The groom is an honored
member of a large, representative
family of Union county and a large
planter who is very successful.
Early in the afternoon Mr. and
Mrs. Fant left in their car for his
home in Union county, stopping in
Greenwood en route for lunch. Or
his journey to Edgefield for his
bride, Mr. Fant was accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Hay Fant, Mr.
Lewis Fant, Mr. Ray Fant, Miss
Grace Fant and Miss Annie Roof
Attention! Woman's Missionary
The meeting of the second divis
ion of the Woman Missionary so
cieties will take place on Sunday
of this week, May ?, at Rehoboth
church, beginning at 10 o'clock.
All societies in this division
are expected to send representatives
for an all-day meeting.
For quick and satisfactory repair
ing of inner tubes and casings U6e
Monkey-Grip. It never fails to
give satisfaction. Cau supply it
for $1.75 per tube.
Stewart <fc Kernaghan.
Good Union Meetingfat Ebenez
or. Miss Thompson
to Spend Summer
in New York.
We are all feeling so much re
freshed by the shower of min Sun
day night. Vegetation is holding
up its head and taking on new
We were glad to Fee oui little
neighborhood so well represented at
the union meeting at Ebenezer
church Sunday Among those who
went were Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Wells, Mrs. Jesse Crafton and son,
Mr. Ernefit Ryan and sister, Mies
Una, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mays and
two sons, John and Fred, taking
with them Mr. Claude Harris of
Pleasant Lane. We do not recall
when we were met with such big
hearted, hospitable people as we
were Sunday at Ebenezer. We
arrived in time to bear Mr. J. H.
Courtney give the Sunday school a
splendid talk of half an hour, after
which Rev. P. B. Lanham preached
the missionary sermon, stressing the
words "Do unto others as you
would have them do unto you."
The sermon was greatly enjoyed by
After the sermon, to the delight
of all, Rev. Joseph A. Gaines, an
nounced dinner, extending a press
ing invitation to all to partake
freely. We felt that we were not
among strangers anymore, to say
nothing of how beautifully we were
waited on and bow refreshing it
was after the weary ride to be served
with delightful iced tea. After
satisfying our hunger we cast our
eyes back at the tables and there
were still well lilied baskets. We
could not help remarking that the
Trenton people do not know that
the waj-gitegB,and that flour
\t0is for $ii,C0>per fc*rr*t -~&
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wells spent
Monday in Augusta, making the
trip in their car.
Mrs. Sam Miller who has been
quite sick for the past week is much
improved to the great joy of her
Miss Addie Thompson left last
week for New York to spend the
Mr. Fred Mays, Mr. Claude Har
ris aud Mr. Frank Miller were
happy callers at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C, A. Wells Saturday
Mrs. Jessie Crafton and son, Mr.
Claude Harris and Miss Una Ryan
and Mr. Earnest Ryan motored to
Aiken Sunday afternoon, making
the trip in Mrs. Crafton's new Ford.
We feel that we will have to give
tbat kind-hearted gentleman, Mr.
Earnest Ryan, credit for the trip,
as we couid not have gone without
Mrs. Carpenter of Georgia has
uoiue to make ber home permanently
with her two daughters, Mrs. J,
VV. K. Smith and Mrs. L. Y. Bryan.
We welcome tins highly esteemed
lady into our neighborhood.
We see that Mr. Levi Holmes is
still a very brave boy, as his visits
?are still often in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Smith. He says any
one who ?3 brave enough to face a
mother-in-1 iud father-in-law can
face the Gei.naus.
Robert W. Powell
Mr. Robert Powell died suddenly
at his home north of Johnston
Tuesday afternoon. He was a
victim of heart trouble and had
been cautioned by his physician not
to take violent exercise. While
walking over his field Tuesday he
was overcome aud fell. A physician
was immediately summoned but he
lived only an hour.
Mr. Powell was a large and suc
cessful farmer. He was generous
by nature and kindly disposed, be
ing honored aud highly esteemed by
his neighbors. He was a member
of the Methodist church, the funeral
being conducted Wednesday morn
ing by his pastor, Rev. J. H,
Mr. Powell was married twice,
his first wife being Miss Holmes.
About two years ago he married
Mrs. Bean of Ashville, N. C., who
survives him. He also leaves one
daughter, Miss Anna Bell Powell
and three so ns, Charlie, Lee and