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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1917 NO.26
Annual Convention of Woman'
Missionary Union. Very En
couragin Reports Made.
Patriotic Women Busy.
Tbe annual meeting of the Ridge
W. M. U. held at Ward's last week
was considered the best of any pre
vious meeting. The attendance was
splendid. From many of the
churches, not only delegales came,
but many members. Distance, that
used to be a hindrance to a full at
tendance, is now of little consider
ation, for the cars are in possession
of nearly every one. Not only in
attendance was this the best meet
ing, but the gifts of the societies
showed a wonderful increase, and
the mainstay of thecoming societies,
the young peoples' societies, showed
a fine increase in organization and
The presence of Miss Janie Lide,
our representative on the foreign
field was the chief source of inspi
ration of the meeting, and a great
pleasure also was in the presence of
the state president, Mrs. J. D.
Chapman. State Divisional Vice
President; Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
State Sunbeam Leader; Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher and the president of the
Edgefield association, Mrs. J. L.
Mims. These were all recognized
and made intesesting short talks.
Mr. S. J. Watson and Rev.
Posey spoke of the splendid reports
they had he?rd, and what a pleasure
it was to hear each society say, ''we
have met our apportionment."
Miss Sallie May Burton, superin
tendent of the association, stated in
the beginning of her report that
she lifted her heart to God for the
wonderful work of the union during
the past year. Progress had been
made along various lines, but the
increase in organization bad been
with thc young people.
There are 18 W. M. IT. societies,
seven Y. W. A.'s, seven G. A.'s,
?ve R. A.'s and six Sunbeam.bands.
The apportion of these was $2,018,
and they raised ?2,104-. The grand
total, including all gifts of benevo
lence, boxes, and many other chan
nels, amounted to ?5SC0.0U. The
financial, aim of next year is ?2,115.
Concluding, Miss Burton said that
although our country was at war,
she did not feel that it would effect
our work. We were showing our
loyalty to our country in every way,
but the union would not forget that
there were souls dying. We were
to work as if this was the last year.
The Johnston W. M. S. led in
gifts, giving ?4U0, and the badge of
honor was presented to this body of
women by Mrs. Chapman, all of the
members present standing, as she
expressed her words of commend
ation. She then pinned the badge
on the president, Mrs. L. C. Lati
The report of the Western Divi
sion Institute was interestingly told
by the State vice-President of the
Western Division, Mrs. M. N. Till
She first stated that she was over
joyed to have heard such excellent
reports; they were the best she had
ever heard yet. Her heart was full
of thanksgiving for all of this.
Such women will make the Ridge
W. M. U. one of greater power.
The work of the Institute was told
of, and she hoped that the ladies
would realize what these meetings
meant, and would endeavor to go.
Mrs. Chapman, state president, at
this point addressed the body. She
said her heart was swelling with joy
over such grand work of the Ridge
W. M. U. and it was- indeed an
inspiration. She based ber address
on "The Purposes of Our ITnion,"
and discussed developing the mis
sionan* spirit; the purpose of giv
ing; developing the grace of giving.
The apportionment plan, personal
service and prayer were important
features of discussion in her
One of the chief joys of the con
vention was the direct message from
China from our own South Carolina
representative, Miss Janie Lide.
She said her heart was wonderfully
cheered to see what the women were
doii.g at home. EVery one said,
We have met our apportionment,"
and this made her feel of what good
support she was going to have when
Miss Lide has been on the foreign
field for eight years. Her furlough
could have beer, obtained last year,
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Death of Mrs. Charles Strom.
A very sad death occurred in the
Rehoboth community on Tuesday
of last week, when a very honored
and beloved member of the Reho
both church, Mrs. Mattie Bell Strom
She was buried from her church
on Wednesday, Rev. J. T. Little
john her funner pastor coming over
from Lockhart to be present on this
Mrs. Strom is survived by her
husband, Mr. Charles Strom and a
splendid family who are monuments
to her great motherhood.
At the last division meeting of
the Woman's Missionary Union at
Rehoboth in the spring, Mrs. Strom
came at the dinner hour to see the
friends, and sat in her buggy until
time for the afternoon session when
she was able to come in and listen,
and hear her little son James take
part in the exercises. We were so
glad she was able to be with us
At Gilgal at the Woman's Mis
sionary Union last August a year
ago, our friend whom we valued so
sincerely, wae there to help, but al
so elicit our anxiety as sho told sr
of her failing health.. We feared
then that it was her last visit to a
woman's mission meeting with her
She 'wafc the truest and most
faithful, most reliable in her work
for her church and for missions.
A letter was never unanswered nor
a task unperformed, as I remember
from my many years of acquaint
ance with her.
She reached the standard of ex
cellence in her own life and mis
sion society relationships, and is
now, we believe, on the honor roll
of the saints on high.
When this is publised our meet
ing at Hardy's will be iu session
and oar friend will not be there,
but at a greater and more glorious
congregation just beyond.
F. A. M.
Feed More Legumes-Less
Grain-To Dairy Cows.
Clemson College, o. C., August
28.-An appeal has been made to
the farmers of the United States to
economize on grain for feeding live
stock. Human beings must be fed
first, therefore milk production must
be maintained, or necessary food
will nut be available. Farmers of
South Carolina have a great many
substitutes to be used in place of
grain for dairy cows. Cowpea, soy
bean, velvet bean, alfalfa, clover
and vetch hays when fed with good
silage will maintain a medium milk
production at a very low cost. In
some of the northern states cows are
fed only on silage and legume hay
I when the milk production is not
more than one and one-half gallons
Several state experiment stations
have made a feeding trial with al
falfa hay as a substitute for grain
feeds. At the Illinois station the
milk flow was sligntly increased
when eight pounds of alfalfa hay
was substituted for an equal weight
of concentrates. The Alabama sta
tion increased their net profits by
substituting cowpea hay for wheat
bran. In these trials the tows were
also fed corn silage. Under ordi
nary farm conditions it is not to be
expected that legume hay can take
the place of the entire grain ration,
but if it is substituted in part, lai ;e
quantities of grain will be released
for human food.
Every dairy farm should produce
at least one ton of legume hay for
each cow kept on the farm. It is
now time to make plans for fall
planting of vetch, crimson clover,
and alfalfa so that next year the
milk supply may be maintained by
furnishing the dairy cattle an abun
dance of legume hay. If you do
not know what legumes are best
adapted to your locality, or how to
grow them, apply to the Extension
Division, Clemson College, S. C.,
for bulletin No. 18 entitled "For
age Crops for South Carolina."
You should also write for bulletin
No. 25, ''How to Fight the-Boll
Weevil with the Dairy Cow" which
gives detailed directions for the
feeding of dairy cows.
How To Give Quinine To Chlldrei;.
PEBRILINE is the trade-mark name Riven to an
improved Quinine. 11 is n Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and docs not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine,
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
lake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in Uie head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
tame F?BRILIKE is blown in battle. 2i ?enLa.
EDGEFIELD COUNTY'S HONOR ROLL.
List of Men Who Have Been Accepted by
the Edgefield Board for Military
8. Buford Powell, Edgefild, S. C.'
11. Willie Grover King, Modoc,
12. Joseph McDaniel, Clark's
Hill, S. C.
13. OSS?P Glover, Collier, S. C.
Jack Harrison, Plum Branch,
50. James Preston Lanham, Edge
! field, S. C.
51. Elbert Dorn,
Willie Coleman, Johnston, S. C.
Willie Jackson, Edgefield, S. C.
Isaiah Mims, North Augusta,
Pickens Holloway, Cleora, S. C.
Willie Johnston, Trenton,
Henry Rice, Johnston, S. C.
Charlie Cummings, Jr.,
Emanuel Carroll. Modoc, S. C.
Elliott Johnson, Edgefield, S. C.
Tallie Williams, Trenton,
Henry Burton, Edgefield, S. C.
Ernest Key, North-Augusta,
Yancy Harrison, Plum Branch,
Mike Lanier, Plum Branch,
68. Henrv Ronev, Modoc, S. C.
71. David Burt, Edgefield, S. C.
72. Manse Mays, Trenton, S. C.
74. Jim Simkins, Edgefield, S. C.
75. Willie Oliver,
78. Willie Barnes, Colliers, S. C.
100. Clarence Preston Bussey.
Modoc, S. C.
102. Pierce Mathis. Johnston,
Cliff Pruit, Johnston, S. C.
Will Richarson, Meeting Street,
Bosie Williams, Johnston, S C.
Miiledge Ouzts, Trenton,
Arthur Johnson, Edgefield, S C
Thomas Ollie Bryan, " "
? Robert Young,' Edgefield,
Stewart Price, Trenton, S. C.
Daniel Holmes, North Augus
ta, S. C.
138. William Key, Pleasant Lane,
150. Theodore C. Shelman, Edge
field, S. C.
153. George Kimball, Edgefield,
156. Benjamin F. Lewis, Johnston,
104. Ell Burton, Modoc, S. C.
105. Willie Garrett.Modoc, S. C.
172. Walter Jackson, Edgefield, S C
184. Quitman Oliphant, " "
lyo. George Ware, Colliers. S. C.
19S. Hudie Leaphart, Trenton, S. C.
1?9. Luther Drake, Edgefield, S. C.
203. Sohn Allie Presley, North Au
gusta, S. C.
213. Clisby Calhoun, Edgefield, S C.
218. Henry McKie, North Augusta,
Ben Tillman Huiet, Johnston,
Mose Butler, North Augusta,
George Byrd, Edgefield, S. C.
Grant Burris, Trenton,
Dennis Slaughter, Colliers, S C
Jim Williams, North Augus
ta, S. C.
238. Charlie W. Riley, Johnston, S C
246. Yates Washington Quarles,
Modoc, S. C.
249. William Blocker, Meeting St.,
250. Joshua Gowdy, Meriwether,
251. Toby Isaac, Johnston, S. C.
253. James Bailey, Colliers, S. C.
255. Wash Kev, Colliers, S. C.
256. John Eddie Fair, Clark's Hill,
257. John Gordon,Johnson, SC
266. West Bostick, Johnston,
207. Robert Henry Lanham,
Clark's Hill, S. C.
26S. John Davis Smith, Johnston,
27?. Edgar Walker, Johnston, S. C.
273. George Goodwin, Trenton, S C
282. Andrew Crafton, North Au
gusta, S. C.
284. Charles Calliham, Clark's Hill,
285. Henry Bush, Johnston, S. C.
290. Henry Talbert, Collier, S. C.
291. James Hammond, John
ston, S. C
293, Jabe Cooks, Edgefield, S. C.
296. Johnnie Worthy, Johnston,
James Strother, Edgefield,
Charles Dobey, Edgefield, S C.
Solomon Harrison, Pleasant
Lane, S. C.
309. Calvin Martin, Woodlawn,
311. Himoton Medlock, Cleora,
318. Eail Mays, North Augus
ta, S. C.
320. Frank Smith, Cold Spring,
322. Ulyses Kimball, Johnston,
325. Joe Blater, Johnston, S. C.
335. Jule Holloway. Edgefield,
38". Jimmie Burnett, Modoc,
345. Henry Albert Lott, John
ston, S. C.
34 7. Thomas Jones, Colliers,
349. James . Turner, Pleasant
Lane. S. C.
j 353. John Walker, North Au
I gusta, S. C.
356. Jim Branham, Modoc, S. C
357, Peter Barnes, Edgefield,
362. Randall ?McKie, Trenton,
365. Jule Bostic, Edgefield, S C
\ 368. Shields L. Johnson, Edge
field, S. C.
370. Mansfield Weaver, John
ston, S. C.
31-2. Sol Neely, Woodlawn, S C.
.374. Nathan Jennings, Edge
field. S. C.
375. Willie Thomas, Edgefield,
381. Charlie Hill, Johnston, S C
382. Ransom.Goodin, Johnston,
383. William W. Griffith, Cle
ora, S. C.
387. Yancy Gaskin, Cleora, S C.
392, Benjamin B. Bouknight,
Trenton, S. C.
396. Dock Crawford, Johnston,
398. Willie Scott, Cleora, S. C.
390. Henry Dobey, Modoc,. S C.
4?;V James Mathis,
402. Horace Holmes, Johnston,
403. Patrick H. Richardson,
Modoc, S. C.
406. Jim Brimson, Cleora, S. C.
409. James Edgar Atkinson, Colliers,
415. Isaac Strom, Cleora, S. C.
416 Moses Reed, North Augusta,
'419. Joe Allen, Meeting Street, S. C.
426. Charlie Wright, North Augus
ta, S. C.
459. John Dugas, Edgefield, S. C.
462. Walter R. Neely, Meriwether,
464. Berry Williams, Edgefield,
466. Chester Nipper, Trenton, S. C.
474. Fred Mims, Clark's Hill, S. C.
4S<?. Jerry Meriwether, Colliers,
488. Elijah Jackson, North Augusta,
'492. Eddie Loyd, Modoc, S. C.
493. Willie Slaughter, Modoc, S.|C.
496. Joseph H. Powers, Johnston,
'497! William G. Byrd, Edgefield,
499. Sammie Goode, Edgefield, S. C.
SUI. Jake Singleton, Trenton, S. C.
502. Bub Smith, Johnston, S. C.
510. Henrv J. Wise, Trenton, S. C.
515. Wilh?m W. Hill, Edgefield,
516. John E. Covar, Trenton, S. C.
528. David Wilson, Edgefield, S. C.
529. Bunk Benson, Edgefield, S. C.
530. Bonham Pope, Edgefield, S. C.
534. Harrison Smith, Johnston, S. C.
542. Willie Fraser, Johnston, S. C.
554. Frank McL. Kenney, Johnston,
558. Alex. Simkins, Johnston, S. C.
562. Clarence Oliphant, Pleasant
Lane, S. C.
563. John McKie, Colliers, S. C.
564. John Mobley, Johnston, S. C.
577. John Cummings, Pleasant
Lane, S. C.
578. John Abney, Johnston, S. C.
5S6. Julian Strother, Edgefield, S. C.
S95. Walter Settles, Trenton, S. C.
6*0. Earl Terry, Plum Branch,
608. Stanton,Ryan, Johnston, S. C.
609. Wyman E. Corley, Edgefield,
610. Charlie P. Morgan, Plum
Branch, S. C.
614. Walter Swearingen, Edgefield,
617. Henry Wilson, 1640 Savannah
Road, Augusta, Ga.
623. Will Gallman, Trenton, S. C.
624. Jacob Key, Morgana, S. C
625. Jolly J. Owdom, Meeting Street
633. Alvin Simkins, Johnston, S. C.
635. Burley Boatwright, Trenton,
644. Jonas Hammond, Johnston,
646. Monroe Hickson, Johnson. S. C
671. John L. Holston, Edgefield,
679. George E. Perry, North Au
gusts, S. C.
6S1. James Meriwether, Meriweth
er, S. C.
689. Thomas McKie Wood, Clark's
Hill, S. C.
692. Ernest McKinnie, Collier, S C.
Women to Inspire Men.
In presenting: the sponsors, ma
trons and maids of honor, Dr, C.
J..Owens of Riverdale, N. D., pa?t
commander-in-chief of the Sons,
said, "The daughters of the Sout.h
had come to inspire its noble man
hood, at this sacred shrine, to offer
again life, fortune, and sacred hon
or for our common country. They
will point their sons, brothers and
sweethearts to the clear path of
duty in defense of the national hon
or." The sons of the Confederate
veterans will do their part; will
respond to the call of their country
with the courage of their fathers,
s;iid Dr. Owens: More could not
be desired; more could not be ex
pected. We know that the sons of
both the North and the South will
stand by and defend the flap of
their country. Our Has: stands for
humanity, equal opportunity to all
the sons of men. It stands for no
race. It is not like an English,
French or German flag. It stands
for all men who come and live with
us under its p:otection. It is the
only banner that means mankind
other tings mean a glorious past
the stars and stripes mean a glorious
future. It is the flag of tomorrow,
the signal of the good time coming.
Stand by the flag, boys! I know
you will. Every citizen of our
state shauld play a full part in mak
ing South Carolina a wholesome
place for these young soldiers soon
to be among us.
Of the many good things said by
General Wood while in Greenville,
none is better than that statement
of his in which he said: ' The
uniform of a soldier is justas sacred
as the robe of a preacher." ' Our
soldiers are most worthy of such a
statement. They defend our lives,
our rights, and our honor. And do
so even to the giving of their lives,
if need be. What could be more
noble? These young men come
from splendid homes; homes of
principal, prayer, and purity; they
.i?xc-the-bud and flower.o.f this great,
country of ours. Let us see to it
that South Carolina will do her full
duty in caring for her soldiers,
who are soon to go to France to
fight the Kaiser-he stands for
Prussian autocratic rule-Woodrow
Wilson stands for Democracy, hu
manity and Christianity. God
bless President Wilsen!
Let us see to it that South Caro
lina will do her full duty in caring
for her soldiers. I hear ol some
old "rough-neck croakers" saying
this is not our fight, but if the
Germans were to come over here I'd
be among the first to defend the
flag, etc. They have no fla?! and
they are liars and cowards! Those
are strong words of course, but it
is a strong case and it demands
strong language. It is their fight.
It is Democracy's iiirht, humanity's
fight, and God Almighty's ?fight.
The beast is lose; the devil is un
chained. The right must win; it
cannot lose-but peace with human
liberty-will never be had for
nothing. It must be paid for in
blood and treasure-there is no
other way, as long as the Hun
and vandals infest the earth. Not
our fight, indeed! It is as much
our fight in France as if the battle
line was drawn up in this country.
In the name of God, we will set up
J. Russell Wright,
Seneca, S. C.
697. Pierce C. Byrd, Pleasant Lane,
702. Walter Holmes, Pleasant Lane,
707. Walter P. Ryan, Trenton. S C.
710. Clarence Washington, Edge
field, S. C.
714. John Plumer, Edgefield, S. C.
724. Joseph E. Wash, Parksville,
725. Sheppard Wright, Trenton,
726. Calvin D. Spann, Edgefield,
728. John Peterson, Pleasant Lane,
738. Alex danton, Edgefield, S. C.
761. Robert Coats, Meeting Street,
769. Sam Smith. Jr., Trenton, S. 'C.
776. Eugene Munday, Johnston,
782. Robert Cooks, Morgana, S. C.
786. Willie Thurmond, Edgefield,
790. George F. DeLaughter, Modoc,
792. George Morgan, Cleora, S. C.
795. Felix Slaughter, Johnston, S C.
796. William Harrison, Pleasant
Lane, S. C.
Others who have been accepted
for military service will be publish
ed next week, after they have been
certified to the district board.
MT. ZION NEWS.
Regular Church Service Held.
Delegetes Elected to Asso
ciation. "Home Coming"
Day at Ebenezer.
Yesterday being the fourth Sun
day, was our regalar preaching day at
Mt. Zion, and Bro. Lanham, owing
to the improvement of his son. was
able to fill his appointment. This
being the last service before ..the
meeting of the association, dele
gates were appointed as follows:
Messrs. Walter Carpenter, Aaron
Cato, Monroe Padgett and Eddie
Walker. Brother Lanham expres
sed regret that there were no dele
gates TO go this year to the annual
Woman's Missionary Union at
Hardy's, because our society had
"gone into summer quarters" or
was "taking a nap:" Yes, a pity
'tis as it is; but never mind, our so
ciety, Phoennix like, will rise again.
Some from our neighborhood
went up to Ebenezor church in
Trenton yesterday to be present at
"Home Coming Day," [ which was
celebrated there. A large crowd
was assembled there, a splendid
sermon preached by Dr. Jones, and
a fine dinner enjoyed, after which
there was roll call, messages from
absent ones, a?d a song service.
The Ebenezer choir under the lead
ership of Mrs. Austin Clark, and
profiting by the practices held at
her home every Friday night, is
greatly improving in its singing.
This is a branch of the service to
which churches should give .es
pecial attention, and one in which
many of our country churches need
great improvement. Meeting to
gether each week for practice is a
great help toward this, besides
furnishing an elevating form of
social intercourse for the youLg
Miss Mary Gaines has just re
turned home from a delightful stay
of -two-weeks in Ashville and Ridge
crest, N. C. Tne^Tatter place, as
most of you readers know, is the
summer rendezvous for Southern
Baptists, and the location of the
summer Divinity school, or school
of Theology, I believe it is called.
A number of interesting people have
been summering at this place, and
distinguished visitors are coming
and going continually. A series of
scholarly lectures is going on in
the Theological school, and on Sun
days lhere is conducted one of the
finest Sunday schools to be found
in the land. The climate and
mountain scenery of Ridgecrest are
fine, and there is no better place
to spend the summer.
Recent fine rains have bronght
much relief after the many weeks
of drougnt which we have suffered
and in consequence of which crops
in this vicinity will be considerably
shortened. "Now, however, we may
look hopefully forward to success
with turnips and fall gardens.
Farewell Party For Mrs. Walker
On Tuesday afternoon Misses
Annie and Justine Cantelou enter
tained at a farewell party in honor
of Mrs. J. A. Walker of Cochran,
Ga., who bas been the attractive
and charming guest of Mrs. James
Action bridge was the diversion
of the evening. Mrs. James De
Vore won top-score, and was pre
sented wi.th a lovely box of station
ery. Mrs. Walker was given a
dainty piece of hand-embroidered
lingerie as guest prize.
Delightful Victrola music was
enjoyed, and a delicious salad
course and iced tea was served at
the close of the game.
Mrs. Walker was attractively
gowned in a dress of pink georgette
crepe embroidered in Ivory beads.
During Mrs. Walker's visit here
she bas been recipient of many
delightful social attentions, and
pleasant memories of this charming
lady will linger with every one who
had the pleasure of meeting her
Mrs. Walker returned to her
home Wednesday noon.
"But, Eliza," said the mistress,
"your little boy was christened
George Washington. Why do you
call him Izaak Walton. Walton,
you know, was the famous fisher
"Yes'ra," answered Eliza, "bat
dat chile's repetashun fo' telling de
troof made dat change imper'tive."