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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1917
New Baptist Church to be Organ
ized. Anaual Business Meet
Or. Saturday, Aug. 25, a Baptist
church will be organized at Speigh
ers, and the deacons of the Baptist
church here, as well as all of the
members have been invited to at
tend. The deacons will take a part
in order of the day. The occasion
will be an all day affair.
The second Sunday in September
has been 3et aside by the Baptist
church as Annual Business Meeting
Day, and at the morning service
Dr. Pendleton Jones of Edgefield
will preach. Leaving aside the
other enjoyable features of the day,
the above announcement alone, will
-draw a large crowd. This will be
an all day affair and every member
of the church is expected to be
present and answer to the roll call.
Mr. and Mrs. J, Neil Lott are in
New York this week, the former
going to purchase fall goods.
Mrs. Walter Beckwith of Wayns
boro, Ga., is visiting Mrs. J. D.
Miss Clara Sawyer has returned
from a visit to Hiddenite, N. C.
Misses Hortense Padgett and
Maude Nickerson have gone to
Waynsville. N. C., to spend awhile.
.Mr. M. R. Wright is in New
York this week to purchase his fall
6tock of dry goods.
Mr. Woodruff Lowman was here
last week for a short visit in the
family of his aunt, Mrs. M. E. Nor
ris. He will leave on the 29th with
Rev. W. S. Brooke is conduct
ing a revival this week at Sardis
church. This makes his fifth week
in the good work, having been at
Ward Baptist church, Horns Creek,
Red Hill and Rocky Creek.
Johnston is well represented this
week at the annual W. M. IL, of
the Ridge Association, the meeting
being Thursday and Friday.
This church is proud of the re
ports of these organizations, the
missionary society having given the
best report in its history, giving
$400.00. The Y. W. A., which is
composed of ten young women,
gives *40.25; the G. A. of 18 young
women gives ?55.00; the R. A. re
ports 550.00 and the sunbeams far
exceeded their apportionment, giv
Mrs. Agatha White and her
daughter Miss White of Connie
Maxwell Orphanage, are visiting
relatives here. Mrs. White is
matron of one of the cottages here.
Misses Matilda Ct?ok and Way
ring Wise of Batesburg, were
guests last week in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Mesdames John Mays and J. H.
Mathis of Edgefield, worshiped Sun
day here at the Baptist church.
Miss Fanrie Ferrel .of Danville.
Va., is visiting Mrs. W. S. Brooke.
Mrs. F. M. Boyd has gone to
Chester to spend two weeks with
her mother, Mrs. Stewart.
Mrs. T. R. Denney, and Miss
Antoinette Denney are visiting rela
tives and friends here. Since June
1, they have been visiting relatives
in Alabama and Georgia. *
Mr. and Mrs. Knight and little
Evely and Roy Evey of Greencut,
Ga., spent hst week here with Mrs.
Mrs. J. L. Walker has as her
guest this week Mrs. J. A. Walker
of Cochran, Ga, and on Tuesday
entertained with a most delightful
5 o'clock tea in her honor.
Mrs. James Huiet and little son
Gladyn, and bright little girl are
visiting Mrs. Mamie A. Huiet.
Mesdames M. T. Turner and O.
D. Black, Miss Zena Payne aud
Mr. W. Wallace Turner visited last
week at Greenwood in the homes of
Dr. J. Wallace Payne and Rev. W.
P. B. Kinard.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix
and family of Leesville, spent the
week-end here in the home of Mr.
J. M. Turner.
Miss Sara Norris has gone to
Baltimore to spend two weeks.
Mrs. Manning Simmons has gone
to Greenwood to visit her brother,
Mr. Sumter Wright, and from there
will go to Greenville to visit Mrs.
Mr* and Mrs. Ransom Timmer
man and family spent a part of last
week here in the home of Mr. J.
Mrs. G. G. Waters entertained
Wiil be Greatly Missed.
Mrs. P. M. Feltham who has
been on a visit of several weeks to
her brother-in-law Mr. Fred Fel
tham in Boston, Ga., following the
?Ment very sad and tragic accident,
Spurned home on Thursday of last
Mrs. Feltham went to Boston on
hearing of the death of Mrs. Fred
Feltham in an automobile accident
and the serious injury of the other
members of the family and remain
ed until Mr. Feltham and the
daughter and son had greatly im
While away Mrs. Feltham spent
several days in Albany, Ga., and
she was there the recipient of
many courtesies from friends of
yore in Albany who were once resi
dents of Edgefield, Mrs. Charles
Rawson, formerly Miss Mary Eliza
Cheatham and Mrs. Henry McIn
tosh, so well known in Edgefield,
as Miss Alice Cheatham.
Mrs. Feltham also visited for a
day in Moultrie, Ga., and there met
and received courtesies from Miss
Wm. Blanton, formerly Miss Floy
Reddick, who attended school in
Mrs. Feltham has gone to Monti
cello, Fla., where she and Mr. Fel
tham will reside for the winter.
The Edgefield friends are loath
to give them up and the little boys
Jack and John as their boy friends
love to call them.
Mrs. Feltham said that if any
people on earth could rival the
Edgefield people in genuiue old
time hospitality, it was those of
A Kindly Deed.
Some great man has said that he
loved to do a kindly deed in secret
and have it found out publicly.
The evil deeds of persons are
very soon exploited and people call
that gossip, but surely there can be
no harm in talking out loud about
the good that men do,-especially
when its discovery will be a sur
prise to those who did it.
On Sunday afternoon Mr. J. T.
McManus and Mr. L. S. Kernag
han went out to the chain gang
camped out near Edgewood, Mr.
McManus carrying a load of water
melons to the convicts. They
greatly enjoyed this feast as you
may well imagine, and a religious
service was held with them by these
two gentlemen. The convicts about
25 or 30 in number, sang with their
voices, and no doubt made merry in
their hearts over this gracious
generosity so rarely dispensed to
the unfortunate in this world.
Little Miss Gladys Lawton enter
tained about thirty of her friends on
Saturday afternoon in celebration
of ber twelfth birthday.
Games of all kinds that charm
the child heart were engaged in and,
the decorations were of a patriotic
suggestion, the pretty invitations
having sent a hint of it beforehand,
bearing a flag on the dainty paper.
The souvenirs were bright little
red, white and blue baskets filled
with candy and waving from their
topNi miniature silk Mag.
A word contest was one of the
features of the afternoon's pleasures,
the prize, a box of patriotic station
ery, being won by Eleanor Miras,
Refreshments of ice cream and
cake was served.
Edgefield Soldier at Georgetown
The second regiment of South
Carolina stationed at Georgetown
which has as one of its company
an Edgefield boy, A. S. Tompkins,
Jr., has been the recipient of many
The News and Courier of Sunday
gives the 'headquartes company"
roster and tells of the beautiful
courtesies extended them, boat rides,
watermelon feasts, and formal and
informal receptions, local concerts
and other attractions. The name
of Arthur S. Tompkins, is mention
ed as a guest at all these pleasant
the "We-Are-Twelve" club on Fri
day afternoon and a most happy
time was had with this congenial
party of friends, the time being
passed with chatting and with
fancywork. A most .1,,?ciou8 re
past was served.
Miss Lizzie Griffin of Newberry,
spent last week here with Miss Lil
ian M obley.
A Welcome Visitor Coming.
We were glad to hear during our
visit to Red Hill on Wednesday
that Mrs. Littlejohn was expected
in a few days to visit her sister
Mrs. Wash and many friends in
that neighborhood. She will at
tend the Woman's Meeting at Har
dy's. Later Mr. Littlejohn will
join her and will be in attendance
on the association at Rehoboth.
Rev. W. M. Whiteside8 has the
following to say of Lockhart and
Rev. Mr. Littlejohn in last week's
"Two years ago I visited Lock
hart for the first time. They h'ad a
one-room church building and were
trying to pay the pastor $500 for
one-half time. Pastor J. M. Cul
bertson and I put on the 'Individ
ual Finance System," and brought
them up to $800 for full time. We
visited the general manager who
agreed to add a Sunday school ad
dition to our house and allow us to
pay for it by the month without
any interest. The plan added one
third more to the auditorium and
gave us four splendid Sunday school
rooms. The company also agreed
to give $?0 each year ou pastor's
Rev. L. S. Shealy, who succeed
ed Pastor Culbertson, served as pas
tor during the two years. Through
his efforts both the church and Sun
day school rolls were almost
doubled. We are sorry to have
lost Shealy from our mill work. He
served us well at Laurens Second,
Buffalo and LocKbart. We hope
that he may soon return to his first
Rev. J. T, Littlejohn is now the
beloved pastor at Lockhart. He has
already won a warm place in every
heart. Both he and the community
are optimistic over the splendid
out-look. During our recent cam
paign the church i ne rea.'ed the sala
ry to twenty dollars per week or
$1,040 yer year-a gain of $240.
The company was asked to increase
their contribution to $150. I rejoice
over the splendid week's work
&340 added to pastor's salary, to
say nothing of the good accomplish
ed by the teaching and preaching
each night at the church and from
house to house during the day.
Pastor Littlejohn needs no intro
duction to South Carolina Baptists.
He made himself felt for every de
nominational cause in the Edge
field Association. Already he
has entered into the life of the
Union County Association. Mrs.
Littlejohn is identified with every
phase of the W. M. TJ. work in the
church. ' _
Put on Shirt With Care.
Hereafter, all ye people who
wear shirts, men or women, be care
ful how you don this very essential
garment. Our friend Gus Edmunds
who graduated in road building and
is now engaged in bigger things
building a cantonment for the gov
ernment-came home from Colum
bia Sunday, where he has been work
ing for the past month. While on
the streets Monday morning Mr.
Edmunds told us to always put on
our shirt with care so as to avoid
the experience he bad. One morn
ing last week while dressing hur
riedly he put his shirt on wrong
side out and his room-mate told
him at the time that he would have
"bad luck" for making such an in
gregious blunder. Sure euough,
when he went to the station in Col
umbia Sunday morning to come
home after an absence of several
weeks, he "got left" and had to
wait for the next train. Again,
when he came over from his home
Monday morning to return to Col
umbia he "got left," the train hav
ing departed a few minutes before
his arrival. Never put on your
shirt or shirtwaist wrong-side out
Music at Woman's Meeting.
The Woman's Missionary Union
which will meet at Hardy's August
28, will be unusually fortunate this
year in the splendid music which
will be furnished each day by the
North Augusta choir, Mr. Hender
son leader. Our good women from
all over Edgefield association will
be constrained to attend on this ac
count if no other.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Padgett
have issued invitations to the mar
riage of their daughter Miss Eulig
Padgett, to Mr. E. Leroy Young
which will take place at home Aug
ust 22 at 12 o'clock.
Meeting at Red Hill.
A splendid meeting was conduct
ed at Red Hill during the past
week. Rev. W. S. Brooke of Johns
ton doing the preaching.
An automobile party from Edge
field went over on Wednesday and
enjoyed the splendid gathering and
the meeting with many friends and
On that morning we reached the
church in time to be present at the
prayer service preceding the sermon,
which was conducted by our esteem
ed friend. Wallace Prescott, whom
all Edgefieid and Red Hill regret
to give up, as he will soon leave for
his school at Lockhart.
Mr. Henry Bussey and Mr. Rufus
Johnson both made helpful talks at
this tervice, which no doubt made
a deep impression on the many
young men who later went up to
the front and expressed an interest
in their spiritual condition.
Mr. Brooke preached a very ap
propriate sermon on the parable of
the rich man.
The music was good and a full
choir of women and men made the
old hymns resound through the spa
Mrs. Maggie McDaniel Burnett
presided at the organ and Miss Al
pha Hammond at the piano.
A bountiful dinner was spread
and over this hospitable board the
friends and neighbors talked until
the afternoon bell rang, when ac
cording to Mr. Brooke's request
everybody, without any exception,
even the soldier boys and their
sweethearts, went back into the
church and listened to the words of
wisdom which fell from the preach
And this was only one day which
the writer was privileged to enjoy.
How much of good must come
from a week of such splendid oc
casions. Only those who value the
power of the invisible good can
catcfe ? visi?n "of Tt.
About 15 members were added to
the church, we hope, "Of such shall
Keep Cattle Away From Rail
road Track. i
Washington, D. C., August 13.
uMillions of pounds of beef and
pork will be required to feed our
armies and navies and those of our
allies, and if we are not to have
meatless days enforced in the United
States we should conserve our sup
plies in every practicable way,"
said President Harrison, of the
Southern Railway System, to
"One of the ways in which s
very substantial saving of our meat
resources may be made is through
reducing the number of animals
killed on railroad tracks. On the
railroads of the United States
many thousands of cattle and hogs
are killed every year and, as those
killed in this way are not used for
food, this loss results in a corres
pondingly large decrease in our
available meat supply'.
"The responsibility for this loss
rests primarily on the owner of the
animals who allows them to stray
on the railroad right of way. When
they are killed the la?v places the
responsibility on the railroad and
the owner suffers no direct pecu
niary loss. There is, however, in
addition to the serious reduction of
the meat supply of thc country, a
further economic loss through the
payment by the railroad of money
which is urgently needed at this
time for increasing the transporta
tion facilities of the country,- the
lack of which for the movement of
his produces to market may cause
a loss to the farmer greater than
the amount he received for the ani
mals killed on the railroad. The
extent of this loss may be indicated
bv the fact that the Southern Rail
way System alone paid out in the
twelve months ended June 30,
1917, more than ?200,000 for ani
mals killed on the right of way.
This sum, even at the present high
prices of equipment would be suf
ficient to buy more than 100 stan
dard box cars capable of handling
at a single load more than 3,000
tons of freight, and the constant
use of this many additional cars
would tend to the relief of the
present war-lime congestion of
"Is it not the patriotic cutty of
every farmer to keep his live stock
away from the railroad tracks?"
Newsy Letter From Hardy's.
We hoped so much for a rain on
Sunday afternoon when the clouds
looked so dark and heavy toward
the North and East. But it did not
come at all. and we need it so much,
although we had some Wednesday
and Thursday, but not over on the
further part of the place. They are
very partial. There must have been
hail some where, as it was much
cooler and the wind blew a good
We had a good congregation out
on Sunday at Hardy's and must
thank Mrs. Scott for playing the
organ for us. Hope she will attend
regularly and help us out some
We were so glad to see Mrs. El
lie Briggs at Hardy'? for the first
time in three or four years. She
is looking fine too. And surprised
to see Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Ham
ilton and family at her old home
church. We have not seen her for
four or five years before, and sorry
her visit to Mr. Will Briggs her
brother, was so short we could not
get to see more of her. She return
ed home Monday.
Mr. Milton Birker returned home
Thursday of last week from a trip
to his former home Chattanooga,
Tenn. He and Mrs. Milton Bark
er have been quite sick with La
Grippe. Hope they may soon be
We have received invitations to
attend the marriage of Miss Bur
mah Love Barker of Pikerville,
Tenn., to Mr. Fred B. Barker, of
Curryton, for Sept. 5, 1917. We
congratulate, and wish them both
We were truly sorry we could not
attend the cue given at Mr. Tom
McKie's pond Thursday. We hear
every one enjoyed it immensely,
just as they always do, for those
people know how to make a good
time for all.
Everything is camp, camp, camp
jiow. Messrs. Herbert'and Harry
Bunch and Mr. Frank Townes go
from home every morning to work
over there. Mr. Henry Medlock has
gone this week to try for a job. Mr.
Cogburn is also over there and Mr.
Tom DeLauirhter and Mr. George
Wright. The two Mr. Bunch's
have teams out there. There are
just lots of the negroes from, this
community have gone to get work.
Just think of what un immense af
fair this camp business is. Those
who have not been accepted as sol
diers are out there.
Miss May Seckenger is spending
her vacation with Mrs. Free Taylor,
her mother, over at Morgana.
Miss Goodrich of Augusta and
Mrs. Bertha Sanders of McCormick,
are also visiting Mrs. Free Taylor.
We were glad to hear Mr. Edaar
Lanham is up walking around after
his spell of typhoid fever. Hope
he will continue to improve.
It is human to stand with the
crowd, it is divine to stand-alone.
It ia man-like to follow the people,
to drift with the tide; it is God
like to follow a principle, to stem
It is natural to compromise con
science and follow the social and
religious fashiou for the sake of
gain or pleasure; it is divine to sac
rifice both on the altar of truth and
"No man stood with me, but all
men forsook me,*' wrote the battle
scarred apostle, in describing bis
'first appearance before Nero to an
swer for bis life for believing and
teaching contrary to the Roman
Truth has been out of fashion
since man changed his robe of fade
less light for a garment of faded
Noah built and vovaged alone.
His neighbors laughed at his
strangeness and perished in style.
Abraham wandered and worship
ped alone. Sodomites smiled at the
simple shepherd, followed the fash
ion, and fed the flames.
Daniel dined and prayed alone,
Elijah sacrificed and witnessed
alone. Jeremiah prophesied and
wept alone. Jesus loved and died
Wanted, todav, men and women,
young and old, who will obey their
convictions of truth and duty at any
RED OAK GROVE.
Active Missionary Circles- An
nual' Meeting at Hardy's.
Many Visitors Come and
Go. Good Revivals.
Only a short while till the Edge
field W. M. TL, will meet together
for that great occasion at Hardy's.
Our society will report out of debt.
More encouraging news in the in
terest of our spiritual development
is this: We have organized Circle
No. 3, with Mrs. Jesse Whatley
chairman and Miss Lizzie Mims
helper. We feel so proud of our
Circles, and especially shall we en
joy watching their development. We
can't expect the mile-stones to be
good markers for the wayfaring
unless we keep them right. And
let us ' individually endeavor to
watch our mile-stones (the Circles),
and help our leaders to keep ber's
bright that some may see the road
Mrs. Sallie Mims so graciously
received us in her home where our
first meeting was held last Saturday
afternoon. We rejoice to see the
sweet spirit in the meeting, and feel
sure others will catch the inspira
tion and become more interested.
Circle No. 2 held their annual
meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
Being so encouraged at the spiritual
development we were constrained
to hold a special meeting, rather
reviewing contest as a kind of cele
bration. We have reasons to be
lieve our efforts have not been in
We feel that our Sunday School
is not what we want; now as the.
winter is approaching new interest,
must be taken or we fear our school*
will "freeze up."
We have had quite a number of"
visitors in oiir midst.
Misses Nixon from North Aug
usta are visiting in the neighbor- .
Mr. R. M. Lamb and family of
Atlanta, Mr. Kenrick Lamb and
wife of Brunswick, Ga., also Mrs.
W. M. Gignilliatt with two
daughters, Miss Laura and little
Mrs. Carrie Rodgers from Green- '
wood accompanied by her daughter,
Airs. John Quattlebaura, beloved,
here as Miss Fannie Clegg. ^
Mrs. Emma Bussey, the estimable
wife ot Rev. G. W. Bussey was
with us during our meeting. To .
know her is to love her, and better '
know the success of her beautiful
home life-the life that tells.
Mr. Ben Rodgers and wife were
amonff our number. He id a Green
wood man and that goes to say he
like others, likes our people; but oh,
the roads, he says.
Miss Maude Quattlebaum is the
guest of her uncle. Mr. M. Clegg.
Don't think her ''bestest" will call
in an automobile as he too is from ?
Miss Ruth Kemp, one of the
pretty and sweet girls from Kirksey
came talking Rock Hill to our girls.
She will enter college there this
It was quite interesting to hear
Mr. Guy Pittman of LaCompte, La.,
tell of the boll weevil experience in
his country. Their trail is yet in
existence, tho' the people have learn
ed to do them a "bit" too, and cot
ton is again extensively planted and
prospects for the present crop is the
best in years in his parts.
We were glad to have our youi.g
friend Mr. Henry Bailey and wife
of Modoc come in our midst last
Mrs. James Hamilton has had
with her son, Mr. D. B. McDaniel
and his bride froniHarlem, Ga.
The war has already given the
wives hardships looking after the
farms, for numbers of our men are
now in Columbia and Augusta car
pentering. Many heretofore could
hardly drive nails, now feel they
knew more all the while than chey
Misses Kathleen Kenrick and
Lillie Timmerman leave Saturday
for a few days recreation, having
remained at home assisting in try
ing to carry out the plan of conser
Mrs. Fannie Griffis is visitiug
relatives in Greenwood and Spartan
burg. During her absence Mrs.
McManu8 has been with her mother,
Mrs. Maggie Griffis.
Messrs. Rob Cothran and Walter
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