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Help Us to Help the Red Cross
Now that it is up to Edgefield to do her part in this great work in raising
this $3,000. She could and should do it. Now all pull together and let's
raise this amount and more. Who wants to be a "slacker"
An Appeal for Funds for Red Cross Work
President Wilson has designated the American Red Cross as the official recognized agency for voluntary effort
in behalf of the armed forces of the Nation and for the administration of relief, and has proclaimed the week be
ginning June 18 and ending June 23, 1917, as "Red Cross Week, during which the people of the United States
will be called upon to give generously and in a spirit of patriotic sacrifice for the support and maintenance of this
work of National need. ' '
The American Red Cross has called upon the people to raise $100,000,000 to do the work absolutely necessary
for the protection and relief of our soldiers who will be called upon to offer their lives for their county. South
Carolina's part of this fund is $300,000, and there has been allotted to Edgefield county, as ils part, the sum of
$3,000. Our county is expected to raise $8,000 within the week ending June 25.
But few of us will be called upon to render actual service in the field, but all cf us will have relatives and
friends among those sent to France. All ot us can serve our country and help to protect our boys and alleviate
the suffering and save the lives of many of the wounded by providing the funds lo enable the Red Cross to
properly prepare for this great work. Many of the leading business men of the country have given up their busi- *-~"'
ness and are devoting their entire time and energies to this work. All of us need tc learn the spirit of self-sacrifice
an unselfish giving. We appeal to every man, woman and child in Edgefield county to respond to this call, whii !
should touch the hearts of all of our people. Do your part in the same spirit that your boys, who will go the bat
tlefield, will do theirs. * i
Committees will be appointed to canvass for subscriptions,, but do not wait to see them. Send your subscrip
tion for as large amount as you can give to the County Chairman at once. Let every citizen feel it his duty to
present this matter to those who have not been reached by the appeal.
B. E. NICHOLSON, Chairman
Committee on Red Cross War Council for Edgefield County.
"We are going to do our bit by giving a special sale on Friday and Saturday,
22d and 23rd, of Muslins, Repps, Cotton Crepes and Millinery, and IO per
cent of the total cash taken in during these two days will be donated to the
"Red Cross Fund." The store that always says, "Thank You."
THE CORNER STORE
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otic parade, and in this all of the
organizations of the town will par
ticipate, with all others interested.
A special speaker has been invited,
and the address to be in the audito
Tho National League has been
planning to have a cannery here for
the use of all, but Mr. Joe Mc
Creight has placed his at the dis
posal of any who wish to save all
surplus fruit and vegetables. He is
doing this without, any charge.
Glad to help out in the work.
The last meeting of the New Cen
tury club was held with Mrs. Octa
via Rushton. The club decided not
to have the yearbooks printed this
year, but to either write or type
write them, and use the money for
some patriotic purpose. The topic
for study will be decided on the
26th, the members being given two
weeks longer to further consider
this. The officers elected were:
President, Mrs. H. D. Grant; vice
president, Miss Zena Payne; record
ing secretary, Miss Clara Sawyer;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. P. N.
Lott; treasurer, Mrs. James Strother;
critic, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone; libra
rian, Mrs. VV. F. Scott. After bus
iness iced tea and sandwiches were
served by Miss Jessie Rushton anc1
Mrs. E O. Crouch.
The "Culture Club," recently or
ganized, has decided to study Shakes
peare during the coming winter.
Mrs. L. L. Allen has gone to Cin
cinnati to join her husband, who ii
engaged in business there.
Miss Mary Dunovant of Cheste
is visiting in the home of her grand
father, Dr. S. G. Mobley.
On Saturday, while Mr. Nathai
Riley of the Bethlehem section wa
coming to Johnston, the car whicl
he was driving turned turtle, an<
he was thrown considerable distance
and is in a critical state. The ca
was damaged almost beyond repaii
There were several witnesses to th
accident, and Mr. Riley was give
medical attention as soon as poss
Maj. and Mrs. F. M. Warre
spent Wednesday of this week a
Fruit Hill with their daughter, Mri
Walter Allen, who was giving
dinner party for the former, theda
being his birthday.
The V. E. Edwards & Co. no*
have a large motor dray with which
to handle their business.
Mr. and Mrs. Y. May of Green
wood are guests of friends here.
Mrs. Will Mobley and M?6S Car
rie M obley of Thompson. Ga., are
visiting the former's sister, Mrs. A.
Mrs. O. D. Black snent Thursday
at Saluda, going upon invitation of
the Lucinda Horne chapter, LT. D.
C., who wished her to be present at
their meeting, and tell something
along historical lines of chapter
work. They want to do their part
in helping to make the Edisto dis
trict the banner district.
A very pretty party of last week
was that given by Misses Eula
Satcher and Amelie Thacker in
honor of Mrs. W. Wallace Turner
The home was attractively decora
ted in nasturtiums, and bowls of
these gorgeous summer blossoms
decorated the various tables for
rook. An animated game was en
joyed, and at its conclusion the wed
ding march was begun by Miss Bet
tie Waters, and a dainty costumed
little couple, Grace Turner and Bil
lie Early, came in, each carrying
a flower-bedecked basket, which
they presented to the honoree. The
baskets were filled with gifts from
the friends present, and these were
received with appreciative words.
Iced tea and a variety of sand
wiches were served, and Miss Hallie
White gave several piano selections.
The handsome young minister al
ways stationed himself at the church
door after the service in order tc
greet his parishioners as they filed
One Sabbath morning along came
a raw Swedish maid, a stranger, so
with his usual cordiality, the minis
ter grasped her hand and said:
"I am very glad to see you her?
this morning. Will you not tell
me your name and address, so tha
may call on you soon?"
The maid looked him coldly ir
the eye and, withdrawing her hand
"I t'ank you, but I got one stad?
fella alreadty; he come twice ?
week, and I t'ank he no like you t<
FOR SALE: Home grown corr
strictly first-class, at ?l.'JO pe
bushel, f. o. b. trenton. M. J. Mi
1er, Trenton, S. C.
Packing and Marking Red
Each box should be filled with
articles of one kind or at least of
the same class, that is surgical dress
ings, hospital linens, patients cloth
ing. It ia recommended that eases
be strongly made of wood, not less
than 5-8 an inch thick, carefully
selected to insure transportation.
Boxes should be of medium size
(3x4 feet) lined with waterproof
paper. Newspapers should not-be
used. Each box should be plainly
marked with paint on top: "U. S.
Military Relief." A complete list
of contents should also be painted
on the front and a duplicate type
written list should be placed inside
the cover. Name and address of
shipper should also be marked on
each box. On each end should
appear a Red Cross 4? inches in
width and height, with the words
"American Red Cross" about it in
a circle. State clearly on each
package kind and number of arti
cles for example:
American Red Cross
Chapter or Union
24 gauge pads, 4 inches square,
Size-finished, 03 inches by 09
inches, 2 inch hera at top and 1 inch
hem at bottom. If purchased, made
up sheets usually have 3-inch hem
at top 1 inch hem at bottam, mak
ing the finished sheet 03x95 inches.
This will be acceptable. The stock
size of this sheet is known as 03x99
inches torn. There is very little
economy in making sheets from the
Although the above dimensions
have been adopted as a matter of
economy, a sheet 72 inches brag by
108 inches "torn" is preferred.
(One-half dozen in each package)
Size-72 by 72 inches tom, half
in?r? hem both ends.
Material, unbleached sheeting, me
Fouth cf July Celebration al
For the convenience of the many
and so as not to interfere with ac
tivities on the farm, the annual 4tt
of July celebration at Bettis Acade
my will this year be held Saturday
A. W. Nicholson, Pres.
Mrs. Young Entertains H
Sunday School Class.
As you know, Mr. Editor, we
a flock without a shepherd, but
are putting forth quite an effor
keep our Sunday School and ot
organizations of our beloved I
Hill churoh in a flourishing cor
lion. We have some consecra
workers who have the good of i
church and community ever resti
on their hearts aud constantly pl
uing for their uplift.
About eighteen months ago A
A. B. Young and his family mov
into our midst from Abbevil
They at once identified themseh
with our church and put their sho
der? to the wheel, so to speak, 1
the betterment of our comrauni
and the advancement of Chris
cause. Mrs. Young is the etti eic
teacher of our Philathea class cn
sisting of about twenty-five gir
who in the future will be the lea
ers of our country, and upon tvho
shoulders the responsibility of o
church will rest or perchance soi;
other church, as some young rm
are prone to come into our comm
nity and lake our very best girl
We still claim them, however.
In response to Mrs. Young's i
vitatiou "her girls," as she cal
them and a of "her sister
gathered at her hom? last Saturdz
afternoon to enjov a few pleasai
hours, the kind to uplift the min<
and souls and make us better ar
more capable of appreciating eac
other and the community. We ha
music and a number of song
Mrs. Young thinking some or
might be interested told of a R
man Catholic wedding in Mexic
Instead of it requiring only a fe
minutes for the ceremony it requi
ed an entire week before the coup
was pronounced husband and wifi
The girls were more delighted tba
ever that they live in a christian lan
and in the Red Hill communit;
Mrs. Lythe Young then compare
the miserable lives of the Chinef
girls to the almost idolized gir
who always receive the first consii
; erations. Airain our hearts wei
tilled with gratitude for oui chrii
tian homes and their far-reachin
, influence. We think of the hom
. where Christ reigns as being aki
t to heaven itself.
The hostess, assisted by ber tw
i daughters, Miss Lola and Mrs. Pe
tigrew served cake and ices. Tb
souvenirs were the letter "C." hai
ing this beautiful thought written
thereon, "C. stands for Christ, the
head of the class."
The nineteen girls and several
visitors were asked to register, the
book used being one in which scores
have written their names on similar
occasions in this hospitable home.
As the shadows lengthened we were
loathe to separate, but at last good
byes were said, each one having en
joyed themselves to the fullest ex
tent and wishing to always be a
member of the Philahea class at Red
Hill and always have Mrs, Young
as their teacher, with "Christ the
head of the class."
One of the Visitors.
Canning Demonstration at
At the request of many of our
citizens who are deeply interested
in the conservation of food stuff,
Mr. E. J. M im s, an expert in this
line, has kindly consented to give a
demonstration in the dining room
of the public school building Friday
.Tune 22. Any one who is inter
ested and desires to learn how to
can fruits or vegetables, come to
the school building promptly at ten
o'clock. In order to make the de
monstration, some materials aie
necessary Therefore those who
have fruits or vegetables they wish
to can bring them. If fruits are
to be canned bring sogar, new tops
and rubbers for the glass jais. If
tin cans are to be used bring new
o?!"s. Auy kind vi fruits or vegeta
bles th.it grows may be canned.
This is a i. :rin?ic IT.GV3 and ?V?ry
?'.atriotic oitizen and housekeeper
should be interested. Let us remember
that every can we pul on our pantry
:;holvjs relieves 'he market of Susi
that much aud thus incroa.-es thc
supply. Mr. Minis is serving his
country well when he teaches ue
how to preserve our food.
Millinery.-We have about three
hundred ladies and childrens Hats,
which we are now offering for hall
A large shipment of Men'e pain
beach and skool cloth suits bav
United and Active.
The value of land, accessibility
to markets, conditions of roads,
schools and churches are all factors
in offering inducement to those who
would move into a community. But
something more is needed to induce
desirable home-makers to come into
the neighborhood and to keep the
young people interested. The peo
ple of the community must be united
There is no more important work
than that of promoting a sentiment
that binds the community together
in neighborliness, maning every
man who lives in the neighborhood
proud of his neighbors and eager to
The community where every man
feels that his neighbors are com
rades is a neighborhood where the
people will work together for better
schools, better roads, better churches
and better citizenship as insured by
the ideals placed before young peo
ple of the neighborhood.
Where a few earnest, determined
neighbors set themselves to the task
of making the community what it
should be, the others usually can be
won and the task accomplished. It
is a work that will attract when
once it is started.
A dull, backward community can
not be transformed into a live,
active, progressive community in a
few years. It takes time to change
people's sympathies and ideals, yet
there is no limit to what can be
done when a few men determine to
do things and go about them con
scientiously. Great improvements
have been made, difficult problems
solved and stubborn opposition
ovSrecrBe.. by efficient leaders.
Farm Ranch. ~ ' -_
A new postoihco was established
ai a small village far out West
and the office ol postmaster was be
stowed ou a native of the soil.
After a while complaints were
made that no mail was sent out
from the new office. So an in
spector was sent to inquire, into
The postmaster pointed to a big
and nearly empty mail bag hanging
up in a corner and said:
"Why, I ain't sent it out because
the bag ain't nowhere nigh full
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