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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1917
Library For Sunday School.
Emily Geiger Chapter Met.
Boy Scouts Very Active.
The need of a ljbrary in the
Baptist Sunday School here has been
felt for some time.
Many years ago a good one was
had,but with|many changes and build
ing, the books got scattered. Steps
will.be taken next week to beein a
librarv, the initiative being taken by j
the "f. E. L.", class No. 5. This
is their plan to begin this:
On Friday afternoon, Oct. 5th a
reception will be had in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Watson, and to
this every member of the Sunday
school, nearly 400, is invited to
come, the requirements being this.
Every one that attends is expected
to bring a good book, or the price
of a book.
Th's is a splendid idea, and every
single member of the Sunday school
should attend with a book, and if
detained, send one, for they will en
joy the b?nents of the library much
more, knowing that they helped by
their bit, to fill the shelves.
Preston Y. Wright, of Cincinnati, j
is visiting his lister, Mrs. Wiley
Derrick. Mr. Wright holds a pro
minent state position in the interest
The friends of Mr. P. N. Lott
will regret to know that he has been
quite sick for several days.
The National League for woman's
Bervice met in the home of Mrs.
James White on Wednesday after
noon,' and while business was being
transacted and during the reading
of many clippings by Mrs. White,
all were busy making triangular and
other bandages, also making the
clippings with which to fill arm
rests, these to be used for wounded
or broken arms.
The box of clothing that is being
sent to the needy of France was
reported as nearly filled and was
valued at $70. It was hoped to get
it valued at ?100, which will no
doubt, be done, for every one that
was asked, so willingly gave, aud
perhaps with such a willing spirit.
Another box may be sent later.
The matter of knitting was dis
cussed, as to wbether.sweaters could
be made by the League.
The foot warmers, for the conva
Ifi8cnts, was exhibited, with the
The idea of organizing a Red
Cross, was further discussed. The
200 members, necessary for organiz
ation at ?1.00 per member dues,
wiU give ?100 for a local Red Cross
to work with, the other half going
Dr. W. States Jacobs, now of
Houston, Texas, who has been
elected as head of Thornwell Or
phanage, at Clinton, to succeed his
father was, several years ago, pastor
of the Presbyterian church here,
and all who knew him, are confident
thal a better man could not have
been found, to have taken up this
noble work so well carried on by his
The Boy scouts, under the leader
ship of Mr. Stanton Lott, are much
enthused, and at their meeting on
Friday afternoon, presented a fine
appearance all in the new uniforms.
At an early date, they will take their
first hike on some Friday afternoon
and camp over night, at some
Mr. George Logue, of Meeting
Street, spent Friday here. He stated
that bis grandmother, Mrs. Margaret
Stevens, who had received a fall on
Monday and broken a lower limb
near the hip joint, was resting as
comfortably as could be expected.
Mrs. Stevens had the misfortune to
break her wrist in the spring months
but had entirely recovered from this.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot Onzts have
been in Augusta for awhile, the
former being at the Hospital under
The Apollo Music club held with
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt was a most
The study course promises a
delightful year, the subject being
"The World's greatest singers
Those who had got out the year
book Mrs. G. D. Walker and Misses
Clara Sawyer and Annelle Thacker
were given a rising vote of thanks.
Two new members were added to
the club, Mrs. Huiet Waters and
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
The Two Flags
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I am going to give my personal
experience in regard to ''The Two
On the 19th of April, 18G1 I
volunteered in Company G 7th, S.
C. Regiment in Allen Kemp's old
field, under the Confederate Flag,
the "Stars and Bars". Under its pure
folds I marched, and watched and
fought, and bled. Three of my
brothers were were killed under this
flag, three were twice severely
wounded. The Stars and Bars
floated proudly and beautifully, on
land and sea for four years, and it
was the admiration of the world,
and it was as free from stain as the
golden stars in their silver sockets.
But on the 9th day of April, 1865
in the cool of the dav, "our mighty
chieftain" General Robt. E. Lee
told us to "stack arms and go to
our homes and re-build the fortunes
of our devastated land, and take care
of the women and children. I have
fought the war through with you,
and have done the best I could."
It was with sad hearts, and wet eyes,
we laid down our rifles for the hoe,
our word for the pow and our sword
for the pen. But the '"Flags", the
"Flag", I loved the battle Flag of
the Confederacy as a mother loves
her first born.
That was to me the first Flag
up to the time I entered the service
I had not seen much of the world!
Of course I'd been to Edgefield,
Hamberg, and Augusta, Ga., but I
do not remember to ever have seen
thc Flag of the United States: The
"Stars and Stripes" until I looked
at it on the battle-field of July 21st,
1861 on the Federal battle line.
Yes, I loved that Flag, with a
"Mother's Love", and do to-day. I'll
now tell about the second Flag,
After arms was stacked and the
Confederacy was buried in its bloody
grave at Appomattox, and as the
little broken army gathered around
that grave with inconsolable grief,
She then were told that we had to
be paroled, and go to our homes un
(Let me say just here, what I saw.
the color-bearer of the 25-Alabama
Reg't. was taking his flag from the
staff to carry home with him. A
long, lank blue eyed yankee walked
up and said "I'll take that Flag,"
and with an oath, the Alabama
Sergeant said "You know you have
run from the flag many . a time.
My hands are tired, and you know
it. It is time now".)
The Federal officers soon began
to parole the men. We had to-take
up arms against the United States.
We had to furthermore promise
and swear to stand by the Con
stitution of the United States, and
to defend the Flag. As I read the
docament over, I said to my captain,
"It will be mighty hard for me to
sign this thing, and he said to me,
"You can sign it and go home or
not sign it and gj to prison",
"Well", I said "Gen'l Lee said for
us to take this oath and stand by
and defend the ' Stars and Stripes",
and 1 will do it, so help me, God:"
And from that day to this moment
I have stood ready to uphold the
honor of this great Republic of ours
and defend the Flag, and will strike,
and strike to the death, anybody or
any thing that attempts to cast an
insult upon its pure folds. Every
beat of my heart, and every throb of
my pulse, and every drop of blood
in my veins, singing to me the sweet
song of life, is tinctured afresh with
patriotism, when I see the South
Carolina boys flocking J?to the
"COLORS". "I answered the call
in "91"and will go again if needed."
Let me say to the young men who
go to France, that the war is their
occupation, and they will have to
accept the situation, be that what it
may. A soldier's first and last duty
is, to obey orders, and a good soldier
is apt to do that. When you reach
the firing line on the hills of France,
and the battle is on, some of you
will be hurt. But be assured of this
fact, the Red-Cross Brigade will
look after each one; they will pick
you up and lay you on your shields,
and will bind up your bleeding
wounds, and bathe your fevered
brain, and whisper words of comfort
and consolation, as soft and sweet
as an Angel's prayer. They will be
your ministering Angels, the un
crowned queens of your hearts. A
good woman is God's master-piece;
the crowning pivot of His creation.
I say this reverently, devoutly and
Beautiful Harvest Moon. Many
Go to Circus in Spite of
What a lovely moon-lightfrnight
Sunday night was! Just on the full
with all its beauty, and turning
colder too. Almost frost Monday
If there had not been some air stir
ing there would have been.
Friday night'* rain marred the
pleasure of many children, and
grown-ups, by knocking upi'their
trip to the circus, though aft^r-the
suu came out Saturday abft?f>10
o'clock, there were several that were
fooled into going. And my? "what
a home-coming in the pouring.rain,
drenched. Many spent several hours
al Foxe's creek waiting for it to sro
down so they could cross to get
home. Some went from Augusta
around by Belvidere and Sweetwa
ter to get around the head waters
of Fox's creek and came back to
the Martiniown road within a mile
ot Fox's creek.
We certainly need a bridge there
badly. The rains both Friday and
Saturday night were very heavy
and if we could have bad that much
a month ago, we might have made
good crops of corn, peas, hay, cot
ton, pinders, potatoes, turnips and
garden crops, but it was too dry
and hot for them. Now we mott"
try again to have a winter garden.
Mrs. S. V. Bunch and others
visited Mrs. James B. McKie Sun
day afternoon and saw what a splen
did garden Mr. Clemant McKie has
for the fall and winter, and has had)
duiing the summer. He is justly
proud of it too.
' He is expecting to be called withal
in a short time to serve his country.
We know his mother dreads" to see
him go. Many mother hearts are
made sad by their boys having to
go to this dreadful war.
Mr. Preston Lanham visited, his
parents 22nd and 23rd from Colum
bia training camp.
Mrs. Gregg McCutchen and baby
and Miss Lena Lanham, spent the
week-end of 21st with their sister,
Mrs. Harry Buoch returning home
Mr. George Townes spent the
past Sunday with his mother, also
Mr. and Mrs. James McClain and
little James and Mrs. Julia Townes
went home with them.
We had not heard until we saw
it, that Mr. Willie Burkhalter has
built him a pretty little bungalo in
Mrs. E. L. Fouche opened the
Cemetary Hill school, October 1st.
We hopeS she may have a full
attendance. Little Mary and Wing
Held Bunch passed on their way to
school. Just beginning of several
months, of "get up, and get there,"
advisedly. We did not have the
Red Cross Brigade in the Civil War
to care fer the wounds on the battle
front. This scribe was shot down
at the Wilderness, Virginia and lay
on the field for ten hours. No one
^bout but the dead and wounded, I
would have given anything for a
drink of water, and to be pulled in
the shade of, a tree.
" God bless the Red Cross Brigade,
God bless the Edgefield boys. God
bless President W?ISOD, the greatest
MAN on EARTH TO-DAY. Con
tinue to give him a clear head and a
discerning eye; -will be our prayer.
And now I'm glad that the sons of
the men who followed Lee, and
Grant in the -'Sixties", will be
marchiog side by side with equal
courage and equal glory to a national
victory upon the hills of France!
And I want the South Carolina boys
to be instructed to carry their
victory to the Imperial Castle at
Petsdam, and there tell the Kaiser
that no South Carolinian ever took
orders from Prince, King, Noble or
No TRENCHES FOR THEM
Oar soldiers don't want the trench
warefare; they want to have it out
with "Fritz'', in tho open, man to
man. It will make the veterans of
the old Confederate armies smile
good-naturedly to hear that trench
warefare is contrary to the traditions
of the American soldiers. Most all
the big battles of the Civil War were
fought in the open.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
PED OAK GROVE
Good Contributions For State
Missions. Pastor Re-Called
at Increased Salary Social
Circle to Meet.
Our three distinct Mission Boards
are one dependent upon the other
for support, not only in a epiritual
sense but financially. Most assured
ly each individual state has its own
peculiar needs, therefore methods
suited to one can not be adapted to
all, this fact assured makes it the
more important that we do not over
look our foundation work. State
Missions as we see it is the main
spring to the other remaining
On last Sunday a goodly sum for
State Missions was given at Red
Oak Grove union meeting.
The weather being inclement on
Saturday, none of the churches were
represented and as our officers were
absent also aside from the union
meeting service the members held a
prayer service that was beautiful,
full of unity and love, and at the
prayer service a business meeting in
regard to the resignation pf Rev.
G. W. Bussey was discussed, but in
order to be sure of the matter being
unanimously understood, the breth
ren decided to have it brought up
on Sunday, which was done and im
mediately the people heard tba state
ment, by our pastor himself. Also
his request, that Mr. T. W. Lamb
act as chairman, the church was
busy at once, and how eager and
intensive they were; which, will
make it short to say, Brother
Bussey was called unanimously, and
in addition, a raise in his salary was
so graciously subscribed.
We were glad to have with us so
many visitors at our union meeting,
il. Mr. R, E. Stephens from Green
wood who like many otners has two
(ions in service to defend our country.
f *Onr dear United States of America
have never engaged in war; except
for liberty. What a noble tradition.
Otherwise, we would not today be
called upon for duty. We read the
above statement, by Llojd George
and it made me feel that we could
but feel proud of our county's re
cord therefore, we must now rally
for her as solemnly and resolutely as
May heaven's richest blessings
rest upon each home. May our dear
berefted parents and loved ones,
who mourn the departure of our
manhood by simple-child trust, be
able to look upon this great ordeal
as the Providence of an All wise
Social Circle No. 2 meets with
Mrs. J. C. Bussey, 17th inst. Will
have summary of year's work given
by Mrs. Lamb.
Other new methods will be dis
The nick ones are improving now,
but learned yesterday, that Mr. and
Mrs. Will Agner's baby, little
Preston, must undergo surgical
treatment. For older persons it is
dreadful, the suspense and anxiety
is real often though worse OD US
than the operation for the sufferer.
The many friends here of Mrs.
Mamie Steiffle (nee Petty) of
Warrenville,will be saddened to learn
the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary
Petty was a woman of many beauties
of character, having hosts of friends
and acquaintances who mourn her
We contemplate a meeting in near
future for Hon. N. G. Evans.
Appreciation for Comfort Bags.
To Mrs. J. L. Miras, President W.
C. T. U. Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Mrs. Mims: I wish for my
self, and those of my comrades of
Co. F, from Edgefield county, to
thank you, and the W. C. T. TJ. of
Edgefield most sincerely for the
comfort bags given us.
We appreciate the gift not only
for the material comfort they will
afford us, but for the patriotic mo
tive which prompted your society to
thus remember those of us who rep
resent Edgefield county in this his
This evidence of your regard and
sympathy strengthens the resolve
each of us has already made to do
our duty as men and soldiers worthy
of the best traditions of Edgefield.
Wad D. Allen,
For the Edgefield County Members
of Co. F. 2nd S. C. Inf.
"A lady received the following
reply from a neighbor in answer to
a question as to why she allowed her
children and her husband to litter
up every room in the housp. The
seatiment will find lodgement in the
heart of every home-loving person
in the land. "The marks of little
muddy feet upon the floor can be
more easily removed than the stains
where the little feet go into the high
ways of sin. The prints of the little
fingers upon the window panes can
not shut out the sunshine half so
much as the shadow that darkens the
mother's heart over the one who
will be but a name in the coming
years. And if my John finds home
a refuge from care and his great
happiness within its four walls, he
can put his boots in the rocking
chair and hang his hat on the floor
any day in the week. And if I can
stand it and he enjoys it, I can not
see that it is anybody's business."
There is a scrupulous cleanliness
that makes everyone in the home
miserable and such is always to be
deprecated. But this writer cannot
understand why John must be "a
boot" and put his muddy boots in
the rocking chair inorder to enjoy his
The children should be trailed to
appreciate cleanliness and order, but
the training should be done in a
tactful manner and should not make
the little people unhappy; rather,
they should enjoy helping to keep
the home tidy. And John should
set a good example for his boys, by
putting his feet on a stool or on the
I knew a mother who used to send
her boys out into the street to play,
for fear they would make the house
untidy; md I have often wondered,
if these boys would not find a home
behind prison bars.
Make home the dearest and sweet
est place in all the world, but it can
be all this and not be outlandishly
untidy. We can always let the
children's playthings be scattered ?
while they play; and we can require
them "to put them away" when the
play is done.
Let us never be so "painfully
neat" as to make our loved ones
Mrs. Annie I. Rembert For
State Board of Health.
Under the direction of tho State
Board of Health, a state-wide cam
paign will be inaugurated through a
central committee, headed by Mrs.
Annie L Rembert, field secretary of
the State Board of Health, with re
gard to tuberculois, and executive
secretary of the South Carolina An
ti-Tuberculosis association, for the
protebtion not only of the rMitary
camps of the state against tubercu
losis, but also of the civilian popu
lation as well, and for the care and
treatment of those who have con
tracted the dread disease.
This work ia considered vitally
important during the war emergen
cy, and it is felt that it can be more
effectively carried out in view of
the rigid examinations which
are being undergone and are yet to
be undergone by thousands of young
men in the state, which will disclose
many hidden places of the malady.
The co-operating committee of
the tuberculosis war problem will
be composed of the tuberculosis
committee of the State Board oi
Health, the county chairmen of the
state council of defense, the chair
man of the Red Cross organizations
and special agents of the South Car
olina Anti-Tuberculosis association.
In each county there will be a sub
committee composed of the county
supervisor, county superintendent of
education, a representative of the
county medical aesojiation, the
mayor of the county seat, the presi
dent of the chamber of commerce,
a representative of the women's
club and a representative of the
women's defense council. Mrs.
Rembert will organize these com
mittees, county by county.
Woman's Missionary Seciety.
The Woman's Missionary society
of the Baptist churoh will take
place Oct. 12 at 4 o'clock. Please
remember the date, Oct. 12. Every
member come and remind your
neighbor to come.
Mrs. W. E. Lott is leader and
Mrs. Ethel Kemp hostess, the sub
ject, "Look on the Fields."
MT. ZION NEWS
No Religious Services Death of
Mrs. Henry Wise. Stork
Leaves Twins With Mn
and Mrs. Smith.
On last fourth Sunday there was
no preaching at Mt. Zion church
owing to the fact that Rev. P. B.
Lanham was absent, conducting the
funeral services of Mrs. Tom Miller,
at Republican church.
An occasion like this shows
strikingly the lack of a church,
which has no Sunday school. ,
The crowd assembled, talked
business, war, and politics, and then
dispersed. Not a line of Scripture
was read, not a prayer offered. W,e
are commanded to "forsake not the
assembling of yourself together",
not just to hear preaching, but to
"edify each other with Psalms and
hymns, and spiritual songs".
A church membership should have
a high ideal of efficiency. This
view is but slightly developed in
many country churches. A Sunday
school helps the condition. It al
ways teaches something and gives a
crowd food for thought to carry
home with them.
On yesterday, the fifth Sunday,
large crowd assembled at Mt. Zion
to attend the burial service of Mrs.
Henry Wise, who died at her home
near Trenton on Saturday morning.
Rev. P. B. Lanham conducted the
service, preaching a very appropriate
and beautiful short sermon. Mrs.
Wise was an excellent christian
woman, and her friends and loved
ones sorrow not as those without1
hope. Her remains were laid iri?the
family plot at the old church yard
and the profusion of beautiful floral
offerings attested the high esteem in
which she was held. She leaves a
husband and six children, three sons
and thre3 daughters. Could the
sympathy of friends give comfort to
tbeae sorrowing ones, there would ,
be ample : for that, but it is only ;
God'? loving spirit which can heat
the broken hearted. May that be
given to them in its full power.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Whitlock re
cently spent a week in the Red Hill
section with their son, Dr. Giraud.
Whitlock. They had a delightful
visit and came back, improved in
Miss Marie Padgett has returned
to Edisto Academy for the session
The stork recently visited the
home of Mr. J. Smith. This gener
ous hearted bird, according to her
usual sympathy for those who are
not burdened with this world's
goods, bestowed two instead of one.
And now all the women of our
community have something to do in
going to see the babies, the boy and
the girl. Our wits are set to workT
too, thinking up names for them.
This scribe suggests the names,
"Peace" and "Plenty", the former
for the girl, the latter for the boy.
Mrs. T. H. Whitlock, accom
panied by Miss Strom from Edge
field are down for a week on the
farm with the old folks.
Miss Bessie Gaines from the High
land Hospital Training School, of
Asheville, N. C., comes down this
week for her annual vacation of a
Mr. Eldred Barton has bought
the 200-acre home tract of land be
longing to Mr. W. T. Garner.
Tribute to Mrs. J. R. Hammond.
On the morning of August 28,
1917, sister J. R. Hammond's spirit
took its flight to realms beyond.
Our ranks have again been broken,
and a good Elster and co-worker
has been taken.
Resolved First, that while we
the members of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of Republican hum
bly and sorrowfully bow to the
Master's will, yet we deplore the
loss of our beloved member.
Second, That we shall ever cher
ish her memory, and feel the losa
of her presence at our meetings.
Third, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to the family, and
inscribed in our minutes, and one
be sent The Edgefield Advertiser,
Mrs. J. M. Miller,
Mrs. Lucy Talbert,
Mrs. W.G. Wells.
WANTED.-A man with a well
drilling machine to drill a well for
me. Apply to H. W. McKee,
Collier, S. C.