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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1917 NO.26
Baptist Church Held Business
Meeting. New Town Ordi
nance. Sunday School
Has Large Orchestra.
The second annual business meet
ing of the Baptist church was held
on Sunday morning, and was large
ly attended, and, as far as possible,
all of the members were present to
answer to the roll call.
The following is the order of
Organ prelude-"Schubert's Sere
"Praise God From Whom All
Prayer-Rev. W. S. Brooke, pas
Hymn-"Hail to the Brightness
of Zion's Glad Morning."
Scripture-Dr. Pendleton Jones.
Anthem-"Like as a Father, Pi
tieth His Children."
Prayer-Rev. W. P. B. Kinard.
Sermon-Dr. Pendleton Jones.
Roll Call of Members-Church
clerk, Mr. J. L. Walker.
Pr. Jones took as his text, St.
Mathew, 16:3-"Ye Cannot Dis
cern the Signs of the Times," and
he delivered a most forceful and
impressive sermon. He is a gifted
and scholarly man, and it was a
great pleasure to all to hear him.
Following the roll call, there was
an intermission of an hour and a
half, when dinner was enjoyed out
under the shade trees.
The afternoon session was mainly
of reports of church work, the first
being by Mrs. L. C. Latimer of the
work of the W. M. S. and the ju
She stated that this was the best
year's work in the history of the
missionary; society, it haring given
.""$400. ^ <>
The Sunbeams, under Mrs. TV? J.
Hatcher, had also done wonderful
work; also, the Y. W. A., G. A.
and R. A.
In personal service work the W.
M. S. had helped the colored wo
men organize a society, and many
of the members were giving the
tenth, and having this sent on to
Miss Jessie King, State treasurer.
The financial standing of the
church was shown by the annual re
port by Mr. W. M. Sawyer. The
church during the year has been
trying the cash basis, and there are
now no out-standing debts. The
grand total of the sum given by the
church amounted to $20,100.26.
The debt on the church being a
large part of this.
The church letter to the associa
tion at Rocky Creek was read by
Clerk J. L. Walker. A fitting me
morial to the members who/ have
passed over the River during the
year, was read by Mrs. W. J. Hatch
er, while soft music was played.
Mr. S. J. Watson made the re
port of the board of deacons, and
in his recommendations was this:
That the church contemplate sup
porting a missionary.
The meeting closed with the pas
tor's letter to the church.
He stated that the success of the
year's work was due to the hearty
support of each organization in the
The church was not to rest on
past achievements, but to go for
ward, for there were still greater
things to do. The only way to
grow was to go forward.
He urged all to join heart and
hand, as another year's work was
It was a great pleasure to 6ee
several of the Edgefield friends at
the all day service at the Baptist
church. Among them were: Dr.
and Mrs. Pendleton Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Lott and Misses Eliza
beth and Effie Allen Lott, Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Norris, and with them
Mr. and Mrs. King, Mrs. Joe Can
telou and Mrs. B. B. Jones,
The council has passed an ordi
nance, that of parking all care on
Main street, and signs have been
placed about to this effect. With so
many owning cars now this step
was being needed. /
Mrs. Lucinda Wright, who was
taken suddenly ill last week, is still
in a most critical state, and her chil
dren are all at her bedside.
Mrs. Pierce Kinard, Miss Cecile
Kinard and Mr. Calvin Kinard have
been spending a few days in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Tribute to Mr. E. W. Thurmond.
On the 27th of August, 1917, in
his sixty-seventh year, Mr. E. W.
Thurmond passed quietly away
sitting on the piazza just after the
noon hour. While his health for a
number of years bas been declining,
nevertheless his going away was a
great shock to his loved ones. Death
came to him without a strugle, as
the twinkling of an eye.
Though practically an invalid and
a great sufferer much of the time,
there were periods when he was per
mitted to engage in his farming in
terest, which he so much enjoyed,
and having attained a mark degree
Mr. Thurmond was quiet and un
assuming in his manners, a liberal
contributor to his church and to
everything that was high and noble,
weighing well the interest of his
community, making his place hard
to fill as a citizen of high integrity
In his horne?is worth cannot be
estimated, for in that home he has
counciled and given a home to
minor orphans, and to those who
would otherwise have never known
the loving care and guidance of
sweet home had it not been for his
generosity and the unselfishness of
his noble wife, who surviyes him
with three daughters, twenty-two
grandchildren and two great-grand
children, one sister, Mrs. Sam Prince,
to whom our heart goes out in deep
While we must miss him, he be
ing a pioneer member, also a dea
con, of our church, yet we have
every assurance we shall meet again
"Beyond the River."
The funeral service was conduct
ed by Rev. P. H.. Bussey. The in
terment was in Red Oak Grove cem
etery, and was witnessed by a large
concourse of. friends and relatives.
Modoc, S. C.
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. Charlie Strom.
Wre, the members of Rehoboth
Mission Society are deeply grieved
because of the death of our beloved
sister and co-worker, Mrs. Mattie
Belle Strom, who so faithfully and
patiently served us in the capacity
of Secretary for the past six years.
This was a labor of love, and now
she bas gone to be with her Savior
whem it was her delight to serve.
While our ^hearts are shrouded in
sorrow, hops-ever resourceful hope
-reveals the star pointing the way
to our Father's many mausioned
hou*e, and a voice seems to call
a-far: "Not dead, but sleepeth,"
and at res; with Jesus, who is "The
way, the truth and the life."
Whereas it has pleased our Heav
enly Father in His all-wise provi
dence to remove from our midst
our beloved sister.
Resolved, 1st, That in our sor
row over the departure of our dear
sister, we recognize the baud of
Him who makes no mistakes and
submissively bow to His will, know
ing that "He doeth all things well."
2nd, That in the death of our
sister, Rehoboth Baptist church has
lost a true and consistant member,
and mission society a faithful and
secrated worker. In all that con
cerned the church she was deeply
interested, and was ready by word
or act to further the cause of Christ. |
With a heart of love and a spirit of
charity, her influence was refining
and uplifting. Truly a good wo- !
man has left us, but the fragrance
of her pure Christian Hie is a heri
tage that will live with us, an in
spiration as we journey on towards
the Celestial City.
3rd, That her presence, her gen
tle speech, her pleasant smile, and
cordial greeting will ever be missed
among our members.
4th, That we extend to the be
reaved family and relatives our
5th, That a page in our minute
book be inscribed to her memory,
and a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the family, and also to The
Edgefield Advertiser and the Bap
tist Courier for publicaron.
Miss Carrie Talbert,
Mrs. W. T. Strom,
Mrs. E. Reynolds.
For the Society.
Our milliner, Miss Pearl Eley has
arrived again to take charge of our
Call For Mobilization of Negroes
Delayed in Order to
Make New Arrange
ments at Camps.
Washington, Sept. 10.-Negro j
roops of the National Array will
be organized in separate units
las is done in the regular army,
aud as far as possible will be
trained in the States where they are j
The call for negroes to mobilize j
at their camps will be postponed to j
allow the officers at their cajnp to
arrange for the organization of I
these separate units. Both white
men and negroes of the selective |
'draft forces will be given an opporv
tunity to volunteer for service in the |
ba tal ions of troops for service on
the lines of communication, their j
work being military, but not com
batant. However, there will be
negro fighting regiments for the
National Army as there are of the
regulars and the National Guard.
Secretary Baker outlined this
policy of the war department today
in a statement dealing with the
method to be followed in the organ
ization and training of negroes liar
ble to draft ander the National Ar
my act. Presumably the negro
regiments of the regular army and
the National Guard will be retained
as they are as fighting units. The
'The rule of the regular army
governing the training and organi
sation of colored troops will be
followed in the National Army
and they will be assembled and
[ trained as separate organizations.
"The call for ?be colored men to
mobilize will be postponed until
? one of the later calls, so that tboy |
f?d?jkpe called.to camp at a separate i
time"; giving au ?ppor! [anivy f?r t?e j
officers at the camp to assemble the
organizations of which they areal
part at one time. They will not |
be called last, although they will
be included in one of the later
'All colored troops called in a
State which has a cantonment in it
will be trained there. Provision
will be made, but has not yet been
made, for the assembling from
those States which have not can
tonments of their quotas of colored
soldiers for training.
"Opportunity will be given to
both the white and colored troops
of the selective draft force-' to al
teer in certain line of communica
tion forces, which it will be neces
sary to organize and it is hoped
that an adequate number will vol
unteer for this military, but non
combatant service. But there will
be both combatant and non-comba
tant colored regiments."
Twenty-Five Cents is a Fair
Price for Cotton.
The Government has fixed the
price of this year's wheat crop at
$2.20 per bushel or, roughly, full
two and one-half times the average
for the past ten years. Corn and
oat prices haye not yet been fixed,
but it is probable that they, too,
will be put at figures not far from
two and one-half times the ten-year
Now if these cropsfare to sell for
these prices, we believe cotton is
also worth around two and one-half
times what it has averaged for ten
years past. In other words, we be
lieve that middling cotton should
bring 25 cents, and that anything
less is unfair to the Southern cot
ton grower. The only fair measure
is found by ascertaining the ex
change value of a commodity, and
measured by this yard-stick cotton
at 25 cents is not high, A bale of
25-cent cotton to-day will buy no
more flour, meal, meat, lard, cloth
or steel than would a bale of ten
cent cotton a few years ago.
The Southern farmer will be in
good financial condition this fall,
and he should resist declines in cot
ton by stubbornly holding off the
market. Especially is this so du
ring the next three months, when
there is usually a tendency to try to
sell too fast. We should have 25
cents for our cotton crop, and we
will get it if we stick out for it.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To jrrtthe Renuine, call for full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature of
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
couch and headache, and works off cold. 25c
Mr. Pendleton Gaines Now in
Aviation Corps Writes His
Mother From Far Off
The Advertiser's readers will be
delighted by the following: very in
teresting; letter from Mr. Pendleton
Gaines to his mother, Mrs. W. J.
Gaines. Pendleton was universally
popular in Edgefield when he at"
tended school here: *
I We spent the night in Dayton last
night, and got out here bright and
early this morning. One of the
student aviators was in town this
morning and five of us got a ride
out with him.
Long before we got here we hap
pened to look np and saw several of
the "great birds" flying around.
They kept thickening up as we came
closer till when we got here the air
was full of them. Out on the big
flat field they could be seen lighting
and rising in quick succession, just
like a flock of sure enough birds.
, Tney sure have a wonderful field
out here for the business. It con
tains twenty-five hundred acres, and
is as level as a floor. It contains
the field on which the Wright
brothers made their first experi
ments. The hangar which they
built years ago is still standing. The
field is named after Wilbur Wright,
the one who died of typhoid fever a
few years ago.
On the way from Cincinnati yes
terday I talked with an old gentle
man who owned the field when the '
Wrights were first starting. He
said that he asked Wilbur one day
that if they did succeed what good
would it do. He said that the an
swer was, "War purposes." This
vision has surely come true. t;
1 wish you could see this country.
Dayton is a city of : 148,00.0 inhabi
tants, and is a regular picture, lt
is as clean as it can be, and the side
I walks are as wide as ordinary
Our barracks are snowy white in
side and equipped with hot and cold
water, steam heat, tile floored bath
rooms, and I "dunno how much
else." I haven't tackled the grub
I yet, but I hear that it's" fine. It
ought to be, for t'ie government al
lows us ?1.00 per day per man.
I made inquiry as to the number
of accidents they have here. I
found that although they have been
flying here for several months there
h&? been no one hurt yet. From
the looks of things it is about as
safe as running any other kind of
X X X X X
I went up for my joy ride, as fdie
first one is called, Saturday. These
aeroplanes sure ride steadily, and as
they stay within gliding distance of
the field, there is no danger.
Love to all from
Your loving son,
Wilbur Wright Aviation Field,
Aug. 21, 1917.
Home Demonstration Club.
Wednesday afternoon' at the High
School a very interesting demon
stration under the department of
agriculture was held.
The occasion was very gratifying,
quite an encouraging number of la
Mrs. J. L. Mime introduced the
speaker, Miss Smith, who spoke in
a very commendatory manner of
Miss Major, who has been in our
town several weeks.
Two very dainty relishes were
served and cooked before the audi
ence, Dixie relish and mock mince
The club was organized with Miss
Helen Tillman president, Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant, Jr., vice-president,
Miss Ethel DeLoach secretary.
The meeting will be held once a 1
month at the school building, each
fourth Friday afternoon.
There are no dues attached, and j
every one is invited to come and ;
get the benefit of the organization.
Miss Tillman, who was elected presi
dent, has had the advantage of a 1
year's training in domestic science 1
at Hollins college.
Our store will be closed Monday
and Tuesday, September 17 and 18,
on account of holiday.
The Eight-Week Club Idea.
There are many clubs with varied
purposes and designed for the fos
tering of different interests, bnt the
eight-week club is unique, and is
organized and lead /enly by the
Y. W. C. A. girls of our college.
There are many girls who have
the great privilege of attending col
lege, and a great many who never
enter a college hall, and it is for
these latter ones that the eight-week
club idea was put into practice.
The real purpose of the club is to
bring to the girls some of the
inspiration and learning that they
These clubs are formed in towns,
mill villages and rural districts. A
very successful club of this type
was held in the Edenfield mill
village, when every Saturday for
ten weeks the girls and children
assembled to sine;, play games, sew,
hearstorjes told by experts, solos
sung and inspiring talks made.
All that was required of the girls
was that they come. Souvenirs
were given and light refreshments
served at each meeting.
The programme by the club is
three-fold, having a spiritual part, a
certain part set aside for recreation,
and another for learning something
practical and something intellectual.
Different girls dressed in costumes
sang and told stories, and one nipht
every one in the mill village was
invited, men, women and children,
to attend a lecture and stereoptican
views on Europe and the Holy
Red Cross pillow cases were made
from cloth given by the superinten
dent of the mill.
This club was a place where the
girls might meet for a wholesome
social time, for good recreation and
for intellectual stimulus. The av
erage attendance was about twenty
five,, and the girls evidenced such a
j Dy in attending that the club will
b? continued - at Christmas and
next summer. ;?&a?ii?&???o?
Thus the college girls have a
pleasant and profitable way of
spending their leisure time, aod in
giving out of the blessings they
have received they grow to be
strong and noble women.
"Superior," True to Name.
Mr. Frank West has purchased a
big "Superior" motor truck from
Mr. Ernest Quarles and is making
the investment pay him by
hauling three and four heavy loads
each way a day. He comes to Edge
field loaded with cotton and cotton
seed and returns with heavy loads
of merchandise. The Advertiser
hopes other farmers and country
merchants will contract the motor
Garrett & Calhoun, Augusta. Ga.
Weekly Cotton Review.
The very rapid and extreme de
cline that we have had in the cot
ton market in the past few weeks
represents the reaction Sue to the
congestion in the contract situation
that prevailed in New York during
the past spring and summer.
Tte uncertainty attending crop
conditions in it's early progress, as
well as the abnormal state of af
fairs due to War, gave no one a
well defined opinion as to just what
was the value of cotton.
The result was t'aat when con
tracts were scarce in the New York
market, the short interest remained
almost nil at the time. The spin
ners, although enjoying an unusual
season of prosperity and selling
their manufactured product at ex
treme prices, covered themselves
both with spot contracts and with
future contracts to meet most of
their forward commitments regard
less of prices; thus to-day, with the
market deprived of trade buying
power, deprived of that support
which usually comes from short
covering, we find the volume of
cotton offering too large to be ab
sorbed by any new buying that may
come into the market.
speculation is at a low ebb; in
fact this feature has been thorough
ly discouraged on the part of mem
bers of all Cotton Exchanges.
The cotton market, at the mo
ment, finds itself in a helpless po
sition and values must reach some
point at which the investor will
take hold or speculation is revived.'
We expect lower prices on the
weight of spot offerings.
GARRETT & CALHOUN. \
Gins Running. Many Workmen
Go to Camp Hancock.
Marrage in Community
There has been very little trans
piring in the Hardy's section since
the association. We were so much
in hopes of getting to the conven
tion at Rehoboth, but owing to the
concatination of circumstances,"
our hopes were blasted. The truth
of the business is my "chaffau" had
to 4 chaffau" his gin business and
could not leave to take himself or
me. The gin has been humming
pretty steadily this past week, and
while 'tis coming is the time to
stick to business, for the crop being
so short it will soon be all out, and
I fear sold while 'tis down in price.
For I heard a short while back,
that a man made a remark in Au
gusta that Wall Street would push
it down to ] 8 cents or lower, until
they got it all out of the farmers
hands for they would be obliged to
sell to meet their obligations first
of November, and after they have
sold all, then it would advance to
30 cents, and he had asked a mil
lionaire to put up for him and they
would divide profits. What a pity
the farmers will not combine and
say, we will not take less than 25
or 30 cents, and hold out for that
price. Tho merchants combine,
grocers, and butchers and set their
prices and hold to them, and if you
go to buy from one, and his price
don't suit you, you need not expect
to get it at another store for less,
for they stick to their combination
3nd we farmers have to pay their
'Tis a shame for the farmers to
make the cotton and other farm
products, and at so much cost, work
and worry with the inferior labor,
then be beaten by these Wall Street
sharpers, and sharpers every where
else as well. The farmers ought to:
be sharp enough by now tc form a
combir?tion amons themselves ar<i
hold together., But that is tao
great trouble, they are so much
afraid of some one besides them
selves being benetitted, that first
one, then another, will slip out un
under-haudedly, until the compact
is broken, and all faith thrown to1
the winds.?I have seen this done
right in my neighborhood. That
is why the farmers do not succeed
any better, they will not be their
"Brother's Keeper," and help him
to succeed. So afraid he might make
one penny more than he has him
We still see the workmen pass
to and from the-camp work. Poor
fellows we know how tired they ar
going from the Collier section ead
morning and home at night. W/
saw seven teams pass down Sunday*'
afternoon from Clark's Hill, going
over to do hauling' at Camp Han
cock, or be be hauled off the
grounds, for they were so poor they
were staggering, and did not look
'able to get all the way over there,
much less work Monday as they
will be expected to do, and keep on
doing. For 7 teams there were 3
or i sacks of oats and no forage at
all, and we did not wonder the
mules were poor. Poor dumb ani
I mais they cannot talk to ask for
I more food or tell how weak and
unable to work they are, but just
i get hard licks and rough, usage.
My sympathy goes out for them,,
and I often ask the driver to use his
sympathy for them, and give them
more to eat and less lashes. They
would be better able to work.j
We knew of one marriage to
take place in our neighborhood, oci:
rather one of our boys to marry
this past week, but not the "Dea
con." But sure enough he did, so
we are told, stole a girl, and the
way he ran.
Mr. and Mrs. James McClain,
Mrs. Julia Townes and Walter Ste
vens, we hear, motored to Green
wood for the week-end with Mrs.
Mrs. Julia Townes and Mr.
Frank Townes, gave a barbecue
Friday, for a few, one special
young lady of North Augusta, so
keep your ears open. He blushes
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison started to.
Trenton on last Sunday, but tho
"Dodge" balked, and they gave up
the trip. They then started to
Sweetwater to service, driving a
horse, and pretty soon came back
in the rain. Disappointed again.