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VOL. 82 .
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1917 NO. 17
Missionary Meeting Held. Coker
Scholarship Awarded. Pic
nic for Veterans by U. D.
C. Mr. Claxton Dead.
There will be a quarterly meet
ing for the First Division of the
Ridge W. M. IX:, held at Rocky
Creek church on Saturday June 30.
A splendid program has been ar
ranged by the committee, amone:
the speakers being Mrs. M. N. Till
man, Vice-Pres', of Western Divis
ion. It is hoped that there will be
a full attendance, as the good peo
? !e of Rocky Creek are pleasantly
anticipating the meeting.
The scholarship of ?50.00 which
has been offered by the Mary Ann
Buie chapter, U. D. C., has been
supplemented by $50.00 by Coker
College and the chapter has made
Miss Janie Bruce the beneficiary.
She is a member of the Angeline
Bacon chapter, C. of C., and her
mother is a member of the mother
Miss Janie is a bright and splen
did pirl, and the chapter is glad to
be able to help some lineal decend
ant in this way. .
.On Wednesday evening la?t, at
the Baptist church, "Red Cross
Week," a most fitting address was
made by Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard
and he was heard with keen inter
est by a very sympathetic audience.
The great need of the Red Cross
work, was impressively told by him,
and after hearing this all felt even
more the great need of doing their
best to aid in the noble work.
It was a sincere pleasure to all to
have this gifted speaker preseut, and
have him present this.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hardy and
Misses "Conya and Elliot Hardy
have gone to Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
to visit the family of Prof. Eric
Miss Edith White of Union is
the guest of relatives.
Mrs. ?>am Rambo is visiting in
the home of her father, Mr. J. R.
Mrs. P. N. Keesee and children
have gone to Virginia to visit rela
tives, the chief destination being in
the homes of Mesdames Harry and |
The cannery which has been !
established under the Nationall
League out at Mr. Joe McCreight'sJ
farm, is now doing good, profitable j
work, many having the surplus of,
vegetables canned. The cans are
6 cents, and a charge of 2 cents is1
made per can, so this means any
kind of canned vegetables this win
ter at a cost of only 8 cents.
The league has also established
an open "vegetable and fruit mark
et" on Main street. This is open
three days of the week from 8 to
ll o'clock, when the ladies bring or
send any Kind of produce to ex
change or sell. Mr. McCreight is
present on these da\s to carry to
the cannery all produce for each
ladj\ and guarantees that each one
gets exactly the same article that is
sent to be canned. The ladies are
all enthused, and the present out
look is "plenty to eat this winter."
The annual picnic of the Mary
Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C., given
for the veterans of Camp McHenry,
was had on last Wednesday at the
home o f Mrs. Martha Edwards,
which was an ideal place for such
an occasion with its large halls and
rooms, broad verandas, attractive
box wood bordered flower garden,
and orchard of luscious fruit. !
There was a large attendance and
the many veterans seemed to enjoy
again meeting together and discus
sing bj-gone scenes and days, which
were ol' great bravery and daring.
These gathered out on the piazza,
which was gay with many flags,
.and in the rooms were' the "girls of
the 60's," they also talking in a
reminiscencing vein, as some of
them were school mates.
At 1 o'clock all were invited out
under the large oaks where a very
bountiful dinner of ' many good
things were served, among them be
ing the old time bot chicken pie.
Hot coffee and iced tea was also
served. All were comfortable seat
ed, and everyone enjoyed the din
ner. After gathering in the house
a splendid program was had, this
being in charge of Mrs. O. D,
Black, Historian, who presided.
Vocal trio, "Tramp, Tramp,
Tramp," Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Senator Tillman Back to Na
Columbia, June 23.-Senator Till
man accompanied by Mrs. Tillman,
passed through Columbia this after
noon for Washington. Senator
Tillman looks well and is in excel
lent spirits. He thinks there might
be a few "bugs" in the carbuncle
he had on his arm but says that it is
practically well and that he feels in
Senator Tillman said that he had
Senator Ham Lewis keep in touch
i with him ?.nd he was ready to re
turn to Washington as soon as wir
ed co return, but that Senator Ltwis
seemed ?n no hurry for him to re
turn to Washington, saying the ad
ministration was getting along all
right with all of its measures, but
Senator Tillman thought it best to
be on the ground and will be at
his office Monday morning ready
for the grind.
Senator Tillman is keenly alive to
the war preparations and inquired
particularly as to the work on the
Columbia cantonment. He has a
strong idea that the Germans will
be on the Rhine by September 1,
but in this Mrs. Tillman thinks the
senator is allowing the wish to
father the thought.
Although Mr. William Bryant
volunteered for military service a
month or more ag<> and went away
to join his company, yet his heart
was in Edgetield, having left his
sweetheart behind. He came home
several days ago on a furlough and
he and Miss Ruth Parkman were
quietly married Sunday afternoon
at the home of the bride's sister,
Mrs. Eidson, S. M Smith, Esq.,
performing the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Bryant have a large number of
friends who wish them well. They
I left Tuesday for Greenwood where
his company is stationed for the
present- Tho Advertiser joins a
host of friends in wishing Mr.
Bryant a safe return home afterjje
shall have made a splendid record
serving his country under Old
Death of Gallant Confederate
In the death of Mr, Lewis V.
Claxton *hich occurred at his home
east of Johnston Thursday night,
the county lost one of its best citi
zens. No man stood higher in the j
estimation of the^people who knew
him than Mr. Claxton. He was a j
man of sterling qualities, his word
was his bond and his life was with
out a blemish. Mr. Claxton was
broad-minded, generous and public
spirited. Whenever anything was
undertaken for the benefit of Philip
pi church or thecornmunity at large
Mr. Claxton could always be relied
upon to do his full share. During
' the War Between the Sections he
rendered valuable service and since
ihose trying days he has done his
duty as a citizen. We extend pro
found and sincere sympathy to the
bereaved loved ones who survive
Can Yet Register.
If there are any persons who,
through ignorance or misunder
standing, failed to register June 5,
they can yet register without the
penalty of the law by voluntarily
comitig forward. If a warrant has
to be issued in order to get them
to register, then they will be bound
over to the higher court. Should
you know of any one who has neg
lected to register, urge them to
come voluntarily to Edgetield and
have their names enrolled for the
selective draft which will soon take
SLOAN'S LINIMENT FOR RHEUMA
The pain goes so quickly after
you apply Sloan's Liniment for rheu
matic pains, neuralgia, toothache,
lumbago, sprains, and its so easy to
use. It quickly penetrates and
soothes without rubbing and is far
cleaner and more effective than mus
sy plasters or oitraents. Keep a
bottle in the house and get prompt
relief, not only from all nerve-pains
but from bruises, strains, sprains,
over-exercise and all external
aches. At your druggist, 25c,
50c. and 8.100. 1
Just received a beautiful line of
Silk Taffeta Skirts in all colors.
Prices are in reach of all.
Mukashy Bargain House.
Address Delivered by Hon.
Walter R. McDonald Upon
Unveiling of Marker at
Madam Regent and Ladies of the
Daughters of the American Revo
It is indeed a pleasure to meet
here today with so many truly
noble Americans, who can, with
just pride, look back for genera
tions to honored, patriotic fore
fathers whose heroic and lofty re
cords of service, both civil and
military, stand out in the world's
history without parallel and whose
glorious and splendid service to
mankind reflects distinction and
credit upon you here assembled.
I cannot say that I am altogether
comfortable before so distinguished
an audience, but I wish to tell you
that I do feel honored to come here
at the request of your Regent, to
tell you in my feeble way of that
high and noble spirit which actuat
ed and strengthened the hearts and
kept alive the hopes of the partici
pants in that terrible and bloody
struggle, until it's victorious close,
which meant, and. still means, so
very much to America and the en
The American Revolution was
caused by the righteous, forceful
resistence of a free-born and free
thinking people, against a high
handed and tyrannical rule of a des
potic few. J
The colonies in the early days
had fought their own battles, con
trolled their own meager commerce,
sending their ships whenever and
where ever they chose,and in a large
measure governed themselves. The
mothei country left them to scuffle
for themselves and gave them little
or no assistance in their struggles'
for their very existence, and such1 j
treatment made of them a^steady,
self-reliant, self-governing p?6r?U.-J
and lovers of liberty-a pooplepwn>s
had enjoyed and possessed the per
roiratives of kings.
At the beginning of the Revolu
tion, they had not thought of Inde-:
pendence, nor was it publicly men
tioned for nearly a year after the
Concord incident in April 1775.
Dependence upon the mother
country and loyalty to^the king
were deep rooted. They were des
cendants of the men who had wrest
ed from a reluctant sovereign the
magna carta. They were fighting
for their inalienable rights of life,
liberty a&d property. When the
commerce of the colonies grew in
such proportions as to be of value
and to be desired, Great Britain by
parliamentary acts, sought to direct
all American imports to her own
ports, aud at the same time prohi
bited commercial intercourse be
tween the colonies themselves, and
finally sought to tax that commerce
which she tyranically forced upon
the submissive colonies.
Commodities which the colonists
were forced to import, and which
could not be supplied by Great
Britain were, under the policy of1
Uie colonial Proprietorys,required to
be carried in English ships, and a
tax imposed upon them.
The British subject's right of
trial by a jury of piers of his land
was denied.. The right of a trial
before a jury of their own land,
where the accused and witnesses)
were well known and the evidence
so given rould be considered and
givfn its proper weight, was ruth
less^* disregarded, and the accused
and such witness as they chose,
were summarily arrested and trans
ported across to sea to be tried
among strangers and denied the ad
vantage of friends and money. If
death should unjustly result, the
accuser was protected from civil
prosecution by an act of the British
Parliament which protected the ac
cuser from prosecution at common
law upon tbe judges certificate of
there having been probable cause of
The Colonial Proprietors had for
more than ten years forced upon
the protesting colonist, this relent
less policy. Denying the right of
habeas corpus, which right their
forefather's had bought with their
blood, imposing and enforcing
taxes in various forms by Parlia
mentary acts, in which body they
had no voice or representation,
and violated the right of liberty,
(Continued on Foutth Page.)
Writes Interestingly of trip to
Clemson. Edgefield County
Crops Better Than Other
Parts of the State.
Time has slipped away so fast
and so much has taken piace since
last I had a say in your paper, that
I don't know where to begin. The
marriage of Miss Mary Townes and
Mr. Walter Stevens, then the Sweet
water Memorial, which was so
much enjoyed bv all. On came an
other Sunday and Mrs. Eulala
McCarty and Mr. George Wright
were married at Hardy's church.
That, we did not witness, for we
were far away on our journey to
wards Clemson College.
Mrs. Walter Bunch camlup from
Charleston Saturday night, arriving
at Mr. Herbert Bunch's at 12
o'clock P. M., to go to Clemson
Sunday 7 A.M.
Mr. Herbert, Mrs. Walter and
Miss Lilla Bunch left home and
went to Sweetwater church where
we met Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cooper
and Miss Christine Cooper. After
a few minutes chat, we left taking
with us Miss Crystine Cooper.
We went out by the Pine House,
Edgefield, Pleasant Lane, Kirksey,
Greenwood, Donalds, Hodges,
Shole8 Junction, Honea Path, Don
cheno, Belton. Anderson, Sandy
Springs, Pendleton and Clemson
College. We stopped at Green
wood and took dinner with Mr.
and Mrs. Wallace Foucbe, then
went on arriving at Clemson at 8
o'clock shaip. They had been hav
ing an open air concert, and there
had been just quantities of people
there, and I think we must have
met over a hundred cars coming
away the last three miles of the
journey. And they haye not had
rain up that way for some time;
consequently, the dust was fearful.
We could not see 20 feet ahead of
.ns, and turning those sharp curves
if??jlangerous, for those we were
meeting were coming like the wind?
We soon found our boy, Mr. "Ed
ward T. Bunch, and he had secured
rooms for us in the Barracks, so we
cannot say we never were i,n jail,
for the boys, no doubt, think - they
are in jail often. Cjj We were too
tired to leave our rooms that night.
Monday morning we took breakfast
in the mess hall; in fact, ate there
while we were there.
After breakfast we ?vent to the
post offic?, the mechanical building,
dairy, and saw the way they sepa
rate the rrilk, cool it, churn it, and
take up Si pounds of butter from
one churii-think of that, saw the
machines for turning butter back to
cream to make ice cream of; also
the machine for cooling the custard
before packing in the chums, then
the churns vere packed to get hard,
and it sold very rapidly for about
the time w* thought it was good
hard we wen: to get some, and that
was all gone, but we got some that
was cold-athough, not frozen.
We went iixo the Museum to see
the wonders there; also to see the
milking doue. AU these places we
visited betweet attending the exer
cises in the b?ldings. They were
all fine.' The drills Monday after
noon were splerdid. Oh, my! what
an audience. Ibere must have been
fully a thousandautomobiles parked
around the drill rrounds, each one '
filled to their utmost capacity. .
They came and went, spinning here \
and there, in aid out. Finally,
things became coigested. At first
we could not see tie cause, but after }
patiently waiting ve saw two little
boys in soiled ov?ralls and ragged
hats sitting in a lery delapidated
bugery, driving a (rumpled horned '
oxen, very deliberately, and the )
oxen lpoked so wise and important.
They had been Beling berries, I *
think. But this li tie team had
halted the movemens of some of
the finest machines.
What a graud sigat to see all c
those fine young cadeti drilling, yet
so sad to think that was the last
time they would all be together, for !
so many were graduatng, and so
many of them are now ?rving their 1
country who may neve* see home '
or friends again. Some hope to go 1
back to finish but may b> conscript- 1
ed before time to return. How un
certain life isl Every Talk of life 11
is made to feel the effecs of this
terrible war already, am we know c
not what is coming. I
Tuesday we had the go>d fortune ?
to hear the address of Dr.Ira Land- '1
Service at Red Hill Sunday
Notwithstanding the fact that
Red Hill church is temporarily
without a pastor," *the member? are
loyal and faithful, carrying for
ward every department of church
life. Sunday school is held at the
church every Sunday, with Mr. Ru
fus Johnson as superintendent and
Mr. Ernest Quarles as secretary.
At the close of the exercises Sunday
afternoon Mr. J. L. Miras delivered
an address, by special invitation,
on "Christian Education."
Immediately after Sunday school
Rev. W. H. Brooke, pastor of the
Baptist church at Johnston preach
ed a very earnest and inspiring
zospel sermon, using as his theme
"Christianity's Appeal to the
World." At the close of his serra
Dn the announcement was made that
Rev. J. A. Gaines will preach at
Red Hill next Sunday afternooo.
Good Crop at Antioch.
One of the best crops on the road
aetween Edgefield and Red Hill is
hat of our friend Lester Talbert.
Besides fine cotton, be has a field
)f peas, potatoes, peanuts and corn
lear his house, putting into actual i
iractice the food preparedness pro
paganda. By the way, Mr. Talbert
;itber has a new variety of corn or
je has cultivated the old variety in
i new way. Alone: the road he
las a patch of corn with dead silks, '
ilmost mature, and the stalks are
lardly shoulder high. He will
lave to stoop to pull the fodder,
ind yet each stalk has an ear of
nedium size. It appears to us that
Vir. Talbert goes Mr. Williamson
)ne better in this catch.
:ith, which kept everyone on tip toe
;o caich every word, for it went
'rom the sublime to the ridiculous,
i constant stream of wit and humor
that pleased all. The music by the
baud, also the quartette by the
cadets were splendid.
The delivery of diplomas and
nedals, then the song by all ''My
kountry 'Tis of Thee," and bene
There was a mighty rush of the
Doys to get off and catch their many
trains in different directions, and
those who bad autos were hurrying
Dn their way home. We left at 2
Relock, and if it had not been for
the grand roacl3 we woulp not have
reached Greenwood, but an it was,
we reached there before sundown,
more than eighty miles. I ara
ishamed to have to say it, but our
)wn county roads were the worst
ive traveled over on our trip. I
wish the Commissioner of this
30untv would take a ride over the
Greenwood or Anderson county
roads, and make Edgefield county
roads to the limit of the county' line
just as good on all the roads.
When we saw the new road machine
just at the Edgefield city limits at
work Wednesday, we could only
hope it would reach out and work
ill the roads, especially the Martin
town, Currytown, and Sweetwater.
Mrs. Walter Bunch and her son,
3adet Edward Bunch are visiting
Mrs. Sallie Bunch this week.
Mrs. W. Bunch will go to North
Augusta Wednesday to visit Mrs.
W. S. Lamar and Mrs. Frances ,
rownes until Sunday, when she ,
md Edward and the others will go '.
lome to Charleston.
Miss Georgia Reese is at home |
m a visit to her father and mother.
We hear ?he expects to go to the j
nountains for the summer. ]
Miss Majorie McKie left two 1
veeks ago to spend a few days
vilh her cousin, Miss Agnes Cor- I
)et of Greenville before going on' ]
o the summer school at Winthrop.
Miss Sallie DeLaughter returned ?
wo weeks ago from Rock Hill. I
Mrs. Frances Townes spent a few
lays at home preserving last week, j
Mr. Herbert, Mrs. Sallie, Mrs. 1
Elleta, Mrs. Raymon, Mr. Edward; J
.nd Miss Lilla Bunch and Mr. and i
tirs. Harry Bunch and family went c
o Augasta Sunday to visit Miss
barrie Ransom, and rode around on
he summerville hills and down
hrough the burned district.
We see the need of a good rain so 1
After seeing the crops all along
?ur route, ours look ' good to us- <
5lenty of places cotton is just i
?eeping up and so is corn. Every- J
bing needing rain badly. ;
Farmers Busy. Wheat Crop
Shortage. Optimistic as QM
SSBifc to Fall Price of Cot- 33?Li?
Aft being silent for quite awhile
I have ,ome again to chat awhile in
some secluded corner in your much
The farmers have been quite
busy for the past week harvesting
their fall oats, they being but short
by the sevt-re freeze in January, and
made the farmers feel very blue.
Cheer, up, dear farmers1, you will
get 30 cents for vour cotton next
Miss Annie Bell Smith is spend
ing sometime with her sister of Red
Mrs. Carrie Mays who has been
visiting in the borne of Mrs. S. B.
Mays, is now with Mr. and Mrs.
A. A. Wella.
Miss Mattie Lyon is visiting her
sister Mrs. Lillie Wells.
Miss Lila Roper who departed
for New York some time back
writes she is having a grand time.
Miss Madge Mays left last week
for Columbia to attend th? summer
school, and there is a certain old
bachelor that has a lot of business
in Columbia now, ?Selah.
Mr. Ernest RyaD, Mr. Frank
Miller, Mrs. Jesse Crafton and
daughter motored to Augusta Sun
day, bringing back with'them Miss
Sallie Mae Miller, who had been in
the cit*' several days under the treat
ment of Dr. Murphy.
Miss Lena Lanham is anticipat
ing returning to her home Friday,
after making quite jolly the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wells for
the past two weeks.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Ouzts has been quite sick for the
past few days.
Mr. D. D. Brunsen. Mr. William
Thurmond, Jr., Mr. John Mays,
Mr. Earnest Ryan, were the happy
callers Sunday night at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wells.
Mr. Roy Ryan of Augusta spent
last week with home folks, return
ing to the citv Sundav accompanied
by his sister, Anna, who is to visit
her sister of the same city.
Mr. Will Bryant came down from
Greenwood last Friday on a five
day furlough, and while here gave
his friends quite a surprise
by taking unto himself a wife.
W. C. T. ?. Meeting.
The July meeting of the W. C.
T. U. will be held wiih Mrs. J. L.
Minis on Monday afternoon at 4:30'
The comfort bags have been ex
hibi'upd at the store of Smith-Marsh-'
Co., and are now at the home of
Mrs. Mims, waiting for shipment/
There are a half-dozen or more of
the fifty-five bags which have not
yet been entirely filled. NTh,ose who
remember to have left out articles
will please bring them.
Everyone who knits is requested
to bring their no. 4 knitting needles
and no. 8 Dexter cotton to make
hospital sponges, and teachers will
be present to aid all who wish to
Everyone is also requested to
bring ail the old linen, table cloth,
old muslin or other soft cloth to be
but out in the proper proportions
ind hemmed at the meeting. These
will be sent to the Red Cross.
Bring scissors, needles, thread and
A patriotic program will be held
in the house previous to the work
bour, when all the ladies will repair
:o the lawn.
Let every member manifest her
loyalty and patriotism by being
The National W. C. T. U. is
jollecting funds amounting to ?16
J0.00 to send an ambulance to
France bearing our emblem by the
lag. Each one who desires to con
:ribute any amount small or great
.o this great thought of oar "organ
zed Mother Love" is requested to
lo so at this time.
Mrs. J. L. Miras,
Just received a nice line of Silks
n all the popular colors. The very
hing for mid-summer dresses.
Mukashy Bargain House.
;ures Old Sores, ?r?at ?eir.i?tes Won't Cure.
rhd worst cases, uo mutter cf how lone standing
ire cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
'orter's Antiseptic Healing OU. It relieve?
.ain and Keals at the ?<unr thze. 2Sc. 50c. JZ.?0