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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1917
Library Reception Pronounced
Success. First Meeting U.
D. C. of Fall Beautiful
The Library Reception which was
held on Friday afternoon in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. VVatsou was
a great success, quite a number of
books being brought and many
brought the price of a book.
The idea of having a new library
was- originated by the T. E. L.
Class, of which Mrs. Watson is
teacher, and the members had charge
of the occasion. There was a
pleasant intermingling and punch
Mrs. W. E. LaGrove and Miss
Daisy Brockington entertained with
a most pleasant Rook Party last
week, their entertainment being for
two afternoons, all the matrons
coming on Wednesday, and the
young ladies on Thursday. Six
tables were played on each occasions.
On the first afternoon, the dec
orations were of golden rod and
wild yellow daisies, which gave a
The highest score was made by
Mrs. H. D. Grant and she was
presented with a box of correspond
Mrs. J. W. Marsh assisted the
hostess in serving block cream in
yellow and green, with macaroons.
The decorations on the second after
noon, were of marigolds, in two
After an animated game, at this
occasion, Mrs. W. B. Ouzts, after
making the highest score was given
a bottle of toilet water.
Block cream in the colors was
served with pound cake.
The members of the National
League are delighted m hearing of
bow much their box of clothing
which they packed bas been ap
preciatedby the^^ornmittee in New
York"." TheTItter s?nt from headT
quarters stated that the garments
would each one be most acceptable
by the needy of France and valued
the box over a ?100. This box is
now on its way to France, and the
Committee stated that it would be
glad to receive further donations of
The box of 100 pillow slips which
Detachment No. 1, of the D. A. R.,
made and sent on, has also been
heard from. This letter came from
a head worker in France, a woman
of great ability. She expressed
sincere appreciation of these and the
great interest American women were
Thc first meeting of the Mary
Ann Buice chapter, \J. D. C., was
had last Thursday afternoon and
the new President Mrs. M. T.
Turner expressed great pleasure in
the large attendance, for this showed
to what extent the members were
taking up the work with interest.
The retiring President Mrs. J.
H. White offered resolutions of
chapter work, these the chapter
decided to discuss later. The
chapter decided to do definite war
relief work, and will equip a hos
pital bed, as tLeir first work for the
winter months. Mrs. Turner gave
her plan for raising money to
accomplish this, which is called
"The Silver Thimble", and is an
The members are to hand in all
bits of broken jewelry, old unused
6ilver spoons, or any article of
broken silver ware, and these will
be purchased by a firm, which ad
dress the chapter has.
The committee appointed for war
relief work is composed of Miss
Clara Sawyer, Mesdames S. J.
Watson and M. W. Crouch.
A letter was read from Mr.
Garrett, Dean of Coker College,
concerning the scholarship held
there by Miss Jamie Bruce, a
member of the C. of C. here. The
chapter gave $50 of thia, and the
The chapter is delighted to be
able to do this.
The report of the Historian was
heard with great pleasure. Mrs. O.
D. Black, the Historian, stated that
to date, which was final for the
handing in of papers, the State
Historian Mrs. Lawton had written,
the Mary Ann Buie chapter was
again head in Historical work,
having written 82 papers. This
makes the 3rd year the chapter has
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Stork Visits Home. Miss Lyon
to Teach Sweetwater School.
The Stork visited Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Bunch's home Oct. 2nd, and
brought a darling little girl as a
birthday gift for her eldest sister.
Mary, as her birthday was Oct. 3.
She is so delighted with her that I
am afraid she will hurt "Ruth Lan
ham" loving her so. All four, of
the children think Ruth is the
sweetest baby that ever was, and
worry her holding her tiny hands.
Little 2- year old Paul Herbert
says * I need to hold little Ruth in
my lap, Ma." As small as they
think she ie. she weighs 8 lbs., and
is so fat and pi etty.
Mrs. S. V. Bunch is not feeling
at all well, has quite a bad cold to
add to all her other bad feelings.
Mrs. W. H. Briggs has been
confined to her bed 3 weeks with
malaria, and is still quite sick.
We hope she will soon be up again.
Mrs. Ernest Ingrams has been
quite sick- with fever, Hope she
will soon conquor it.
Mr?. Fouche opened school Mon
day and has 10 pupils. We hear
Miss Mattie Lyon will teach the
Sweetwater school this winter.
We visited Mrs. D. B. Thurmond
Sundaj*, and after finding her gone,
went to Miss Genie Hammond's and
saw them both. Miss Genie is al
ways at home, and always jolly.
Mr. Harry Bunch carried Mr.
aud Mrs. S. J. Corley, Mrs. Bill
Adams and little son to Harlem,
Ga., Sunday to visit Mr. Corley's
daughter, Ida. Mr. Harry Bunch
says the soldiers are out riding, all
the way up to Harlem. They cer
tainly swarm in Augusta every day,
but Saturdays especially. The
women there have gone daft over
them, and may be to their regret
We hear that Mr. Frank Townes
is anticipating attending the fair in
Atlanta. He is the only one from
this section we have heard of go
ing. We also hear he expects to
exhibit some fine hogs at the fair in
Augusta. Quite a proges?ive young
Mr. Henry Hammond has a splen
did fall garden which is bringing
him in a rich reward for bis labors
just now. Tomatoes, snap beans,
butter beans, and turnips, and they
are all bringing fancy prices just at
this season. Ile and Miss Genie
Hammond have fine crops. They had
good seasons of rain, which made
things yield so well. Then too they
are stiring people, and after all
that counts, as well as the seasons.
Chew More and You'll Eat Less
and Feel Better
Here are a few suggestions intend
ed to supplement Mr. Hoover's wise
efforts to save the world from star
SUGGESTION* No. 1.-Chew your
food well. The biggest waste of
food in this country grows out of
hasty eating- Half-chewed food is
half digested. The other half is
SUGGESTION No. 2.-Chew your
food thoroughly. If you bolt your
food, you swallow twice as much as
you need before your body's food
dictator finds out what you've done.
Everybody has a "Mr. Hoover" in
the back of his tongue-an eptire
force of food dictators-about forty
of them, the papillae circumvallate
(put your tongue far out and you
can see these war-like papillae).
Every papilla is a food inspector, a
professional taster and food dictator,
an expert in food economy that will
infallably tell you when you have
eaten enough, if given a fair chance,
to perform its function. ?
If you fill the mouth-hopper so
fast that the food morsels have to be
swallowed like after-dinner pills, the
food slips by the inspector unobserv
ed and the dictator doesn't have
time to shut the appetite gate just
at the right moment-when you have
eaten all you need.
In recent years Horace Fletcher
who pioneered a renaissance of
chewing b23 proved that a man can
live on half as much food if he chews
well and will enjoy his food im
mensely more than when he gulps it
down without half tasting it.-Dr.
John H. Kellogg.
Liberty Bonds and Food
South Carolina must purchase''$15,000.00 worth of Liberty Loan
Two hundred and fifty thousand/South Carolina families must be
registered in the food saving movement.
The call of President Wilson foi America to organize for war must
Thousands of young South Carolinians have gone to fight and the
people at home must save food and buy the bonds.
The registration of all of the bornes in the food saving movement
will take place during the week of October 21 to 28.
Several thousand volunteer workers will be needed if South Carolina
is to succeed.
Appeal is hereby made for patriotic South Carolinians to get in
touch with the chairman of the county council of defense, the chairmen
of the Liberty Loan committee and help make these movements a success
in South Carolina.
The ministers of the State are Urged to discuss these vital movements
from the pulpit.
The school teachers are urged to talk about the movements in the
The farmers of the State have many millions of surplus money.
They are urged to invest in Liberty j&onds. It is a safe investment and
good insurance against the hard times which may follow the war.
This appeal is made in the name of the Liberty of our country. The
call is urgent, lt is a war measure. The people of South Carolina must
uphold tlie hands of our President.
The movement for the conservation of food as proposed by Herbert
Hoover must be a success. The people are simply asked to conserve the
food supply. There is nothing binding about the card. Is is purely
a patriotic appeal.
DAVID R. COKER,
Food Administration for South Carolina Chairman of the State Council
Woman's Christian Temperance.
The October Meeting of the W.
C. T. U, took place at the residence |
of Mrs. W. L. Dunovant on Monday
afternoon. There was a large in
tendance, and reports of the year's
work and accomplished were given
by the various officers, Mrs. J. L.
Mims, president; Mrs. W. L. Dun
ovant, cor-secretary and Mrs. W. A.
A pleasant feature of the pro
gramme was an instrumental solo by
Benjamin, tue gifted son of Mr. and
Mrs. VV. S. Cogbum.
The devotions were led by Mrs.
M. P. Wells, and consisted of a
beautiful selection of thoughts on
humility, kindness and courtesy.
The minutes were read by the
secretary, Mrs. J. W. Stewart.
Two visitors, Mrs. ?mma Anderson,
and Mrs. Joseph Hughes of Abbe
ville, were greeted and welcomed.
Several notes of thanks were read
and the coming State convention at
Aiken Oct. 19-21 was discussed.
The spacious halls and reception
rooms were tastefully and abundant
ly-decorated with the flowers which
nature so bountifully lavishes upon
us at this autumn season.
Golden rod and cosmos brightened
every corner and cheered all who
At the close of the programme a
dainty course of salad, sandwiches
and coffee, with whipped cream,
Nothing From Washington Yet.
No statement has yet been received
from Washington concerning the
holding of an examination under the
Civil Service rules for filling vacancy
in the Edgefield postoffice caused by
the death of Mr. J. P. Ouzts. It is
probable that there will be a dozen
applicants. The place pays some
thing like $1,800 annually and is a
Rey. Geo. P. White.
Rev. Geo. P. White resigned the
pastorate of the First Baptist church
?ere Sunday to accept the pastorate
fcf the Bamberg Baptist church, and
will at an early day move to.Bam
berg. Mr. White has been pastor
here for more than four years, and
is a strong preacher and a wise
leader. Many members of the
congregation have expressed regret
that he felt called to accept the work
in Bamberg. His successor has not
been secured, but a committee has
been appointed to suggest a man.
(Rev. George White is an Edge
field county boy and his success as
a minister is watched with much
genuine interest by his Edgefield
^ Capt Francis W. Sheppard.
The friends of Francis W.
Sheppard, the youngest son of Ex
Gov. and Mrs. John C, Sheppard,
over the State will be pleased to
.cara ot* his promotion. He entered
the military service as a lieutenant
in the Eighth Field Artillery and
was a few days ago promoted to the
office of captain of JBattery B_of the
Eighth Field Artillery, stationed at
Camp Robinson, near Sparta, Wis.
Captain Sheppard graduated with
honors from the Citadel with the
class of 1910 and was recommended
by Colonel Bond for a commission
in the regular army, and upon that
recommendation, together with the
record ht made at the Citadel, he
was commissioned as lieutenant soon
after graduation in lfllti. His
Edgefield friends are delighted over
hie recent promotion.
Poultry raising has often been em
phasized for a side line to bring in
cosh income to help the housekeeper
meet her weekly expenses. Many
have been able to supply the gro
ceries that must be bought from cash
received from the fowls and from
But enough emphasis has not been
given the fact that poultry may sup
ply the family with fresh meat and
with eggs, two foods that may be
instrumental in holding living cost
down. As many can testify the ex
pensive foods are generally fresh
meats. Eggs are substitutes for
fresh meat and are themselves high
ly nutritious, being high in protein
and mineral matter. Since protein
is the constituent that is expensive
when bought, it follows that those
who serve eggs or chickens on their
tables are saving expensive living.
It will pay in making plans to pro
vide the farm home with suitable
foods to raise chickens for the pur
pose of serving, and eggs to use in
cooking and serving during the year.
The surplus, of course, may be sold
on the market and the cash used to
buy articles that cannot be raised on
A dollar saved is a dollar made.
Every dollar your hens save you dur
ing the year will be one dollar credit
for their services on the farm.
It will pay to give the poultry a
fair chance and use poultry and eggs
for the table to reduce living cost.
Farm and Ranch.
Gruff Bachelor (in restaurant)-I
am glad to see your baby has kept
still at last, madam.
Mother-Yes, sir, yon are the only
thing that has pleased him since he
saw the animals eat at the zoo.
RED OAK GROVE.
Practical Sermon by Pastor.
Circle No. 3 to Meet Friday.
Mrs. McClendon Con
History was an interesting study
at school for me. But not until re
cently, have I enjoyed Biblical His
tory, because I just could-not un
derstand it, and sinee our nations
call to service, and our generals
commanding the armies, comes to
my mind Hezekiah Clay, Sennache
rib, Isaiah, the long and honorable
career of Daniel, the return of the
exiles from Babylon. David praised
God, thanked him for past bless
ings, and in much humility pleaded
for continued mercy, thereby being
taught wonderful good is wrought
by our afflictions. "He that goeth
forth and weepetb, bearing precious
seed, shall doubtless come again
with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves
The service at Red Oak Grove
last Sunday was quite interesting.
Our pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey, is
known,by his practical manner of
preaching, was at his best, using a9
his Text 2nd Peter: 3-18. We wish
more could have been with us and
enjoyed the services.
Mn Fred Mima came from Train
ing Camp at Columbia, spent week
end with his parents, and attended
services at Red Oak Grove.
Mrs. Nick Griflis is on a visit to
her daughter at Edgefield, Mrs.
Trapp Mofl?anos. Mrs. Griffis is
quite active for one of her years,
nearing her eighty-third birthday.
Mr. Elbert Dorn with his three
interesting and pretty little grand
daughters, Evelyn, Mary and Alva
Jordan have recently returned from
Charlotte, N. C., guests of Mrs.
Circle No. 3, under the leadership
of Mrs. Will Whatley will hold
their meet ing OD Friday evening
before second Sunday at Mrs. Luth
er Dom's home. Theyihave splen
did opportunity and we feel sure
they appreciate same and will find
much pleasure in the meetings.
Misses Marie Hamilton and Ber
tha Parkman had as their guests
last week Misses Martha McDaniel
and Carrie May Johnston of Red
Mr. Dewey McClendon is conva
lescing now, after quite a hard tight
with the fever.
Mrs. W. M. Agner's presence
will be missed at our Soqial Circle
Wednesday, she being in Augusta
with little Preston who now ia
awaiting an operation to take place
to-day at childrens hospital.
One of our young men is quite
happy with a nice new Ford, but
oh, look and listen, what does so
many Georgia trips mean. Time
will tell now 30on.
Mr. and Mrs. Sara Agner, accom
panied by Mrs. John Holland of
Greenwood motored to Blyth, Ga.,
in their 1917 Ford last Saturday.
Mrs. Daisey Clegg has returned
from Augusta where she went shop
ping last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Morgan
were guests in our '"town" last
Sunday. Mr. Joe Bussey and
wife drove to "Broad St," as he calls
our town, with Mrs. Lizzie Shelton.
Mr. Albert Shelton is employed
with Contractor Archey building
cantonment in Newport News, Va.
He writes it is quite interesting to
see so many big war vessels where
so many soldiers are employed. He
has been informed, from
Fewport News, is where many of our
soldiers will sail for France.
Mrs. Tuther Timmerman spent
last Saturday with her mother, Mrs.
Alford O'neal of Augusta.
Two Scholarships in Naval
Trenton, Oct. 8, 1917.
Senator Tillman announoes that
he has two vacancices at Annapolis
Naval Academy for the session be
ginning in the fall of 1918. Those
desiring to take the examination for
these ccholarships must com muni
cate with State Superintendent of
Education Swearingen, .who will
have entire charge of the matter.
It is understood the examination
will"be held February 19 or April
It will be useless for anyone to
appeal to the Senator for appoint
ment without taking the examina
tion. He says he has never ap
pointed anyone who did not pass
Campaign to be Waged. Cap
tains Appointed For Every
If the great European war is to
won by the Allies, they must be
supplied with food from America.
Under normal conditions our allies
in Europe are compelled to import
large quantities of food annually.
Owing to the ravages of war, their
supply from their own soil is far
less than normal. It is therefore all
the more necessary that we supple
ment their meagre supply from our
store houses and granaries. In
order to feed our constantly increas
ing population and ship?broad what
is actually needed, there must be a
curtailment of waste and consump
tion here at home of the products
that can be easiest shipped to
To the end that there be concerted
action in conserving food, a cam
paign is being waged all over the
country under government direction.
This State is being thoroughly
organized for this patriotic work,
and Edgefield county must have its
part. Pledge cards will be carried
to the door of every home during
the week of October . 21-28. In
order that the work may be properly
organized and systematically prose
cuted, County Chairman N. G.
Evans hau appointed the following
community captains who will ap
point their co-workers for their
respective communities and report
to him at once. The time is short
and active steps should be taken at
once. The captains or community
Anitoch-C. C. Jones.
Red Hill-H. E. Quarles.
Cleora-F. A. Williams.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmer
Meeting Street-J. H. Cogburn.
McKendree-J. M. Shaffer.
Johnston-P. C. Stevens.
Long Branch-G. W. Scott.
Trenton-L. G. Watson.
Mt. Zion-Mrs. W. J. Gaines.
Ropers-D. E. Lanham.
Colliers-Mrs. G. A. Adams.
Red Oak Grove-Mrs. T. W.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash.
Meriwethei-H. F. Cooper.
Berea-Mrs. W. L. Nicholson,
Edgefield-Miss Elizabeth Rains
Harmony-W. H. Smith.
Red Cross Seals.
The South Carolina Anli-Tuber
culosjs Association will conduct the
sale cf the Red Cross Seals from
Thanksgiving Day until Christmas.
Every one interested in the excellent
work of the Association and in the
organization known as the co-opera
ting committee on the Tuberculosis
War Problem should begin at once
to advertise the sale of the Red
The purchase of the little Christ
mas stamps is within the reach of
We want to sell one million seals
this year. They cost one penny a
If you cannot help in a big way,
use a little effort to make this
Christmas sale a success. With a
little trouble and a LOT of enthu
siasm you can "do your bit" to
further a big cause.
-For further information apply to
Mrs. Annie Iredell Rembert,
Ex. Sec'ry, S. C., Anti-Tuberculosis
the examination and does not expect
to begin such practice now. This
is an excellent chance for two
young, bright, ambitious boys to
enter Annapolis and thus secure a
commission in the navy.
. The Senator often expresses re
gret that "more of the State's young
people do not take the civil service
examination. Practically all gov
ernment jobs, in Washington and
throughout the country, are under
civil service rules, and many of
them pay handsomely. Many of
our graduates from the various col
leges are equipped to take these ex
aminations, yet very few do so.
Those interested in the matter
should write the Civil Service Com
mission for a manual of instruc