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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Mr. Lott Seriously III. Patriotic
Women at Work. Various
Clubs Hold Their
Th? friends of Mr. P. N. Lott
are grieved over his illness, and
there are many prayers that he will
-soon be restored to health. For the
past three weeks he has been in a
.critical state, and he is now in Au
-gusta at the hospital. An opera
tion was had on Monday of this
.week. The doctors consider it a
?very serious one, but hope by this
means to restore him to health.
The various detachments of the
National League for Woman's Ser
vice met whh the four chairmen on
Monday, these being Mesdames S.
J. Johnston, Hattie Parrish, Fannie
Nickerson and Miss Clara Sawyer.
These meetings were held in the
four sections of the town, and all in
this vicinity going to the neared
place of tneeting. Work for the
winter was decided on, and each one
has various kinds of work. Some
will knit, others make bandages and
all kinds of Red Cross supplies.
With work also being done by the
patriotic organizations, the women
of the town will, this winter, be
busy in patriotic endeavor.
Johnston was well represented at
the State W. C. T. U. convention,
held at Aiken last week, the dele
gates being Mesdames A. P. Lott,
J. A. Lott, A. P. Lewis and Olin
Eidson, Mrs. J. H. White and Miss
Zena Payne being delegates ex
'officio. Mrs. Lillie Andrews, Mrs.
J. L. Walker and Miss Eva Rushton
attended also. There were several
of the young people who partici
pated in the vocal and oratorical
contest-Messrs. Elliott Lewis and
Thomas Hoyt and Misses Ora Belle
Perry, Laurie Hoyt, Mary and
Helen Walker, Sudie Mae Stillwell
and perhaps others. Each one of
these were in the vocal contest. In
the delivery of the prize the judges
stated that Mr. Elliott Lewis was
.second, but no prize was offered,
only the distinction.
Mr. Darling Johnston happened
to a most painful accident last week
while having some butchering done
for his market. He was fixing the
gun in . some way, with which he
was to kill the hog, and it dis
charged the contents, entering his
risrht hand. A heavj* ring on >his
hand warded off some of the shot.
Three of the fingers w^re badly
torn, and he has had to go to the
hospital for treatment.
Mr. Alonzo Home also is suffer
ing from an injured arm. While at
work in his cotton gin one of the
belts slipped, and in attempting to
re-adjust the machinery he was
thrown some distance by the force
of the wheel. He is confined to his
bed as a result of the bruises.
Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Brooke are
at home from a month's stay in
Vir 'nia. Miss Fannie Ferrell re
turned with them, and will spend
On Sunday morning Dr. Hale of
Louisville Seminary spoke at the
Baptist church in the interest of the
cause he represented, being Field
Mr. Burrell Boatwright was oper
ated on in Augusta on Saturday for
appendicitis and is resting very
comfortably since. The attack came
on suddenly on Thursday, and as
soon as he was able to be carried to
Augusta relief was given him from
Mrs. P. B. Waters entertained
the New Century club on Tuesday af
ternoon, Mrs. H. D. Grant presid
ing. The club this winter will do
patriotic work, and will also stress
The social service commitine has
a good thought for work arranged.
All three of these departments have
The club was delighted to receive
an invitation to attend the Georgia
State Federation of Women's Clubs
to be held in Augusta November 6,
V and 8, and there will be several to
attend the day sessions.
The subject for the literary ses
sion was the "Romantic Novelists
of the South," and a most delight
ful hour was had. The hostess
made the social period very pleasant
by serving a tempting salad course.
The Cultus club met with Mrs.
C. P. Corn on Tuesday afternoon,
the president, Miss Gertrude Stroth
er, leading the meeting. The club
(Continued on Second Page.)
Classification of the Eligible
Washington, Oct. 22.-The fh
classifications into which me
awaiting draft will be divided, ui
der the new regulations approve
by President Wilson, have Decora
public much before the time planne
by the provoet marshal generals o:
fice, are here published.
It was discovered today that wh?
was to have remained an official si
cret for a week or more was divulf
ed Saturday night at a dinner i
New York which Secretary Bake
and Provost Marshal General Crov
der attended. The provost marshf
general discussed the new reguh
tions without intending to raak
public the classification, but som
members of a New York local ea
emption board, thinking to eluci
date the general's speech, printei
the classifications on the back o
i the menu card.
The classifications are as follows
and show every man registered t
'which class he belongs in what 01
der the different classifications wil
be called to service:
1- Single man without dependen
2- Married man (or widowei
with children) who habitually fails
to support hi? family.
S-Married-, man dependent on
wife for support.
4- Married man (or widower
with children) not usefully engjaged,
family supported by income 'inde
pendent of his labor.
5- Men not included in any
other description in tbis or other
1- Married man or father-, of
motherless children, usefully en
gaged, but family has sufficient
income apart from his daily labor
to afford reasonably adequate sup
port during his absence.
2- Married man-no children,
wife can support herself decently
and without hardship.
3- skilled farm laborer engaged
in necessary industrial enterprise.
4- Skilled industrial labor en
gaged in necessary agricultural en
1- Man with foster children de
pendent ou daily labor for sup
2- Man with aged, infirm or
invalid parents or gandparents de
pendent on daily labor for support.
3- Men with brothers or sisters
incompetent tj support themselves,
dependent on daily labor for sup
4- County or municipal officer.
5- Fireman or policemen.
?-Necessary artificers or work
men in arsenals, armories and navy
7-Necessary custom house clerk.
S-Persons necessary in trans
missions of mails.
9- Necessary employes in service
10- Highl\r specialized adminis
11- Technical or mechanical ex
perts in industrial enterprise.
12- Highly specialized agricul
tural expert in agricultural bureau of
13- Assistant or associate man
ager of necessary industrial enter
14- Assistant or associate man
ager of necessary agricultural en
1- Married man with (and) or
children (or widower with children)
dependent on daily labor for sup
port and no other reasonably ade*.
quate support available.
2- Mariners in sea service of
merchants or citizens in the United
3- Heads of necessary industrial
4- Heads of necessary agricul
1- Officers of States or the Uni
2- Regularly or duly ordained
3- Students of divinity.
4- Persons in military or [naval
Good Congregation at .Church.
Stork Active in Community.
Fair and Circus This
Wasn't Sunday sold and cloudy
to begin with? It cleared, off real
pretty but continued cold. We
were agreeably surprised that tb?re
were so many who ventured out to
church as cold and threatening as
it was, but we really had a good
Two teachers, new comers into
this community, Misses Watson and
Curst. Mies Watson bas charge of
the Gardnerville school, and boards
with Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cooper,
and Miss Curst has the Lenoir, or
Glover school, and boards with
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Glover.
Mr. J. H. Adams brought Mrs.
M. M. Shaw, Misses Mel vie Lanier
and Lee Adams up from North Au
gnsta to attend t-eryi?es at Hard^'s,
We were glad to see them looking
so well. Mrs. Frances Townes came
up on Friday from her home in
North Augusta, where she has had
to live ever since her spell of fever
in the spring. She visited her
brother and his bride, Mr. and Mr?.
Martin Medlock at her place, and
ber parents Mr. and Mrs. George
Medlock and attended services at
We were glad to see Mrs. In
gram and Mrs. Fouche were im-J
proved enough to attend service
Sorry to hear Mrs. Will Briggs
was carried to the University hos
pital last week. Hope she will
?soon be well and strong again.
We hear the stork visited Mr.
and Mrs. John DeLaughter on the
3th, and left them a fine 10 pound
son. Much to the delight of the)j
father. We congratulate them. 'j
We hope Mr. T. L. Harley con
tinues to improve. He was a shade \
Detter when we heard last.
The-fair -week is with ns again, y
ind two shows, Circus and Wild v
West, all come in one week. My!
^ont there be a free distribution of
whooping cough, measles, mumps, \
md all kind of diseases? Whoop- 1
ng cough is already plentiful in J
Augusta, and it will go farther af- ?
MX this week no doubt. Mr. Frank
Townes carried quite a number of ?
Berkshire hogs down, to exhibit j
md we thought we saw severalDuroc
lerseys, and suppose they were Mr.
[J. H. or J. 0. Scott's hogs going
:o the fair.
As the Meriwether Club were not ,
cutting on an exhibit this season, ?
ive have rot been interested in the
fair, but hope to go at least one .
lay. Hope the weather will be j
fair ail the while, for when it rains ,
Lhere are bo many disappointed.
Petit Jury, Third Week.
W. B. Posey, Trenton.
C.,D. Kenney, Johnston.
J. J. Byrd, BlocKer.
J. Y. Dorn, Elmwood.
A. S. Hill, Johnston.
O. O. Timm?rman, Collins.
J. T. Black, Shaw.
C. M. Thomas, Edgefield.
W. B. Berry, Pickens.
Walter Stevens, Meriwether,
M. N. Parkmen, Blocker.
J. H. Nicholson, Edgefield.
R. D. Seigler,
George Dorn, Collier.
T. C. Winn, Talbert.
E. H. Crews, Edgefield.
Zonnie Dorn, Blocker.
W. A. Rawls, Pickens.
A. E. Woodward, Ward.
M. E. Strom, Moss.
R. D. Leonard, "
T. L. Lybrand, Ward.
T. J. Gardner, Collins.
S. H. Allen, Pickens.
T. P. Salter, Shaw.
R. W. Christie, Moss.
W. L. Derrick, Shaw.
J. H. HolstOD, Collins.
L. H. Hading, Moss.
W. F. Gibson, Johnston.
G. W. Wise, Shaw.
J. B. Minick, Moss.
H. S. Gardnei, Meriwether.
Lewis Clark, Ward.
J. C. Black,
7- Persons morally unfit.
8- Persons physically, perma
nently or mentally unfit. ?
9- Licensed pilots.
MT. ZION NEWS
Mrs. Pardue Entertained Beauti
fully in Honor of Miss
"Gaines. Visit to Camp
A delightful social event for our
neighborhood was the party 6n
Wednesday evening the 17th inst,
given by Mrs. W. A. Pardue, in
honor of Miss Bessie Gaines, who
has been at home for her vacation
from the Highland Hospital Train-'
ing School, of Asheville, N. C.
On this evening, the company was
entertained by cards, conversation,
and music, the last furnished by the
skilled fingers of Miss Ruth Salter
on Mrs. Pardue's elegant new piano.
Miss Mae Ergle, who is gifted in
the histrionic art. favored the
company by a beautiful recitation.
Later in the evening delioious re
freshments were served, these con
sisting of ice-cream, cake, and mints.
Quite a number of young people
from this community, Trenton and
Edgefield, enjoyed this pleasant
Mrs. Pardue entertains delightful
ly, and no function she has given
bas been more successful than this.
On Sunday before last, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Pardue complimented Miss
Mary and Mr. William Gaines by
a trip in their new Overland to
Camp Hancock. Here, while listen
ing to the sweet " music of the
military band, they had their sym
pathy stirred by hearing a jonthful
?oldier exclaim, "I wish to God I
was at home!" On their return,
they came by Grauiteville, where
Lhey attended services at the Baptist
Church, hearing a good sermon by
Lhe Rev. Mr. Chapman.
On last Satuiday afternoon, Miss
Fannie Sullivan returned home from
i very delightful trip to her sister,
n West Virginia.
Miss Bessie Gaines returned to
Asheville N. C.last Friday.
Mrs.^Mary^Estes, from Louisville,
Ky., ?r?e?!? in our neighborn oed last ?
Mrs. , W. A. Gaines, from
Memphis, Tenu., is visiting her
laughter. Mrs. W. J. G tines. She
s the widow of the late Rev. W.
\. Gaines, who for many years
lerved churches in Edgefield county.
Statement From Game Warden.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
- Will you kindly say, for thc in
formation of the public that all
jitizens must obtain a license to
junt in this county. County licenses
ivill cost ?1.10 and State licenses,
All persons hunting without the
proper license are liable to a heavy
Sne. Licenses can be secured from
the following gentlemen:
Clerk of Court, N. L. Brunson
and D. D. Brunson, of Edgefield;
F. L.Timmerman and W. E. Turner,
Df Pleasant Lane; E. M. Walker, of
Johnston; Wallace W. Wise, of
Trenton; J. F. Pardue, of Collins,
J. A. Thurmond, North Augusta,
R. F. D,; H. H. Scotts, Morgana,
Cheatham and West Modoc. R. F.
D.; R. M. Johnston, Cold Springs;
A. Gilchrist, McCormick, R. F. D.
and L. C. Rich, Meriwether, or
J. W. JOHNSON,
Game Warden, S. C.
Meriwether, S. C.
Garrett & Calhoun's Weekly
The cotton market during the
past week has been filled with in
fluences of a bullish nature. Low
temperature has prevailed in the
major portions of the cotton belt and
killing frosts haye been the rule
rather than the exception, all going
to make decreased crop estimates,
and therefore, a less supply of the
actual available. In addition to
these disastrous influences to the
crop the National Ginners made its
appearance today giving the amount
of cotton ginned to October 18th,
as being 5,320,000 against an
amount ginned on last year's crop
These figures, if they prove a
correct forecast of the Government
figures as to the ginning up to a like
period, are sensational within them
selves, and under ordinary circum
stances should have given an impetus
to values injthe cotton market much
greater than we have realized. This
failure to improve on the part of
Patriotic Addresses in Court
Monday about 11:30 Judge Rice
adjourned court for the holding of
a mass meeting in the interest of
the Liberty bonds. Mr. A. E.
Padgett presided and introduced
Congressman James F. Byrnes as
the first speaker. Mr. Byrnes with
characteristic fervor and earnestness
presented very plainly and effective
ly many reasons why our people
should stand loyally behind the gov
ernment in this crisis. All can not
gc to the training camps or to the
trenches in Europe but there is a
place for each and everyone to serve.
Those who do not go to the front
must do their part in supporting the
men who face shot and shell. Mr.
Brynes said there are two ways of
providing the necessary money, by
taxation or by borrowing it. Con
gress made plans for raising one
third through taxation and two
thirds will be raised through a bond
issue. The people are urged to
subscribe for the bonds, Ia doing
this they are not giving tho govern
ment a cent but are lending money
at four per cent. The bonds are
the best security obtainable. Mr.
Byrnes closed by an earnest appeal
to the patriotism of the people of
At the conclusion of Mr. Byrnes
speech Hon. Boykin Wright, one
of the foremost members of the Au
gusta bar who is here attending
court, was called upon and respond
ed iu a most effective manner. As
Mr. Wright entered into a discus
sion of the different phases of the
war and why our people should
respond nobly and generously to the
patriotic appeals he grew eloquent.
One of Lis climaxes which provok-*
ed much applause was the statement
that his only son is now in uniform
serving his country. Mr. Wright
stressed the soundness of the liber
ty bonds and the wisdom of in
vesting in this giltedge security,
which after the war will command
a premium in open market. The
meeting was well attended and the'
patriotic addresses were well re
ceived. It is hoped that nur peo?
pie will respond generously to the
very earnest appeals.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School First Month
FIRST GRADE.-Bertha Bnssey,
Mary Cantelou, Jim Covar, James
Deal, Elizabeth Kemp, Dorothy
Marsh, Walton Mirna, Joe Reese,
George Edward Sheppard, Martha
Stewart, Monroe Swearingiu.
Byrd, Rudolph Davis, Hiram Lowe,
John Nixon, Ned Nicholson, Maurice
Rubenstein, J. R. Timmerman,
THIRD GRADE.-Effie Allen Lott,
Orlando Morgan, Martha Thurmond.
FOURTH GRAPE.-Clyde Arthur,
.FIFTH GRADE.-Isabell Byrd,
Benjamin Cogburn, Allen Edwards,
Elizabeth Lott, Edwin Rives.
SEVENTH GRADE.-Raymond Folk,
Helen Nicholson, Lillian Pattison,
William Strom, B. E. Timmerman,
George Tompkins, Mitchell Wells.
NINTH GRADE.-Carolee Cog
burn, Frances Jones.
TENTH GRADE.-Margaret Block
er, Hob Byrd, Edwin Folk.
ELEVENTH GRADE.-Neta Ouzts.
The honor roll is arranged in
alphabetical order and does not give
the order of rank on the roll.
values in view of 6uch bullish in
fluences has created a more or less
bearish feeling induced free realizing
and possibly some considerable short
selling and we find the. market to
night hesitating, with traders and
the trade generally skeptical for the
moment as to a further substantial
rise. This condition, however, is
only momentary and if the
small crop estimates, which are be
coming more and more pronounced,
are realized, the cotton market
will respond to such influences and
higher prices will result.
Yours very truly,
Garrett & Calhoun, Inc.
Oct. 20, 1917.
The Best riot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TOXIC enriches thc
blood, builds up thc whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
RED OAK GROVE
Fall Plowing Going Forward, Y.
W. A. Well Attended.
Women Active in Food.
The rebuilding pf the temple has
always been an interesting subject
to us. The Sunday School lesson
threw new light on ourMonthlyLess
on Topic "The Church Building and
Loan Fund". There was a beautiful
lesson of sacrifice and loyalty taught
us by the faithful band of Jews in
the manner in which they proceeded
to rebuild their house of worship.
Wherever the hand of Providence
rests in the establishment of our plans
we cannot fail. His plans for us is
established though the way to ac
complishment may be, by our sinful
ness, and eagerness to do "our way"
instead of a simple child like trust,
make the barder and suffering
The world is our church, the na
tions our members, we no longer by
our deeds and manner of life respect
oar "house of worship", but want
to build our way leaving out God's
way, but mercifully he has borne
with us, yet the wickedness of the
builders become too great, now this
great war is upon us, to remind us
of oar way of living. May our
people come back to God and be
willing in child like faith to walk
in His council. He is our tender
and loving Father, the same on
Battle Field as in our homes around
This ideal autumn weather makes
it nice for crop gathering and fall
planting which we believe, will not
be neglected. Several fall plows
have been real busy, which means
much to our success in more than
one direction. We feel 60 proud to
see our people interested in their
gardens, and many have nice lot of
summer produce stored away al
ready; tho let as not forget we are
helping to win in the war, by grow
ing Food stuff all.th? time. Nature
has done all for our climate to make
it possible for us to greatly help, so
lets not forget to use those pretty
warm sunshiny days in that way all
There was a large attendance the
Y. W. A. meeting last Sunday p.
m. and a splendid meeting. The
response to the closing service, was
an evidence that the members have
on their hearts a sense of personal
By the resignation of Mrs. Pearle
Thurmond, caused by sickness in
1 the family, the Y. W. Association
elected Miss Clariraon Sheppard as
their leader and for next quarter
following officers: Miss Deadis
Dow, president; Miss Rubye Dorn,
vice-president; Miss Sunie Sharpton,
secretary and Miss Maggie Agner,
The sun-beams are planning a
little programme for next Sunday.
Our ladies are quite busy this
week endeavoring to render assist
ance in distributing the United
States Food Administration liter
ature in the homes all in their reach
under instruction given by Hon. N.
G. Evans our country agent. Mr.
Evans' efforts should be recognized,
for he is conscientiously tryiug to
fulfill his duty and therefore can
accomplish much with some help.
Mr, Luther Timmerman was home
last Saturday and was warmly
greeted by his friends.
The Edgefield friends of Mrs.
Waldoff (nee Hattie Bussey) have
much cause to rejoice at the success
she has attained in Woman's Feder
ation Club work in Chicago. Mrs.
Waldoff has one son already in ser
vice and is ranking high as a
Lieutenant. Also he is rendering
assistance in her home, by encourag
ing preparatory military training in
aviation instruction believing that
will be a means of mueh help to our
Wisely may the mothers spend
their energies and means by which
they may instruct their children in
telligently in governmental affairs,
rather than worry over the in
Oct. 22nd, 1917.
They were enjoying a motor ride
and bad just entered a country road.
"May I kiss your hand?" he ask
ed, a little confusedly.
She removed her veil.
' "No," she replied; "I have my
gloves on."-Life. "