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VOL. 82
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1917
JOHNSTON LETTER,
W. C. T. U. Thoughtful of
Soldiers. Death of Mr. Addi
son Lynch. Civic League
Holds Meeting.
On last Thursday, the W. C. T.
U. sent to the home boys, at their
various stations a box of home made
candies, and in each box was a card
containing, What Jesus says to the
Soldier", also ibe card of the "W.
C. T. TJ." Most of the members
sent candy and the -committee, as
sorted this, so each of the 31 boxes,
had all kinds. It was delightful
and as attractive looking as any
box of "Norris" and no doubt the
.boys will enjoy this.
Those from Johnston are: Regi
mental Sargeant Chas. Kenney,
Robert Kenney, Corporal Carl
Gaffee, Alfred Haetto, Sergeant
Brice Feagle, Robt. Williams,
Watson Nickerson, Lieut. D. T.
Oatzs, Lieut. Willie Oatzs, Capt.
John Warren, Balah Smith, W. P.
Stevens, Marvin Bartley, T. R.
Pearce, Lieut. W. C. Stone, A. G.
Horne, H. F. Lewis, Lieut. Beverly
Epps, Claud Rushton, Sergeant John
Saber, Lieut. Leon Scott, Lieut. Joe
Scott, Lieut. William Bouknight,
Ben. Huiet, Loarui Smith, Fletcher
Horne, Albert Lott, Charlie Riley,
Horace Holmes, Nick Broadwater,
Emmett King.
Mr. Addison Lynch died here on
last Friday in the home of his niece
Mrs. G. D. Walker, having come
here about three weeks ago.
For some time his health has been
failing, and it was his desire that
the end come in his old home, and
that his body be placed here in the
Mount of Olives cemetery, beside
the grave of his wife.
Mr. Lynch had many warm friends
here, made during the time he was
a resident. He was a noble christian
man, kindly and gentle, and he
leaves a record of many christian
; ' i? or several y??rs, ne was principal
oj: the school here, and upon his
going to Alabama, a number of
years ago to make his home, he was
also engaged in school work.
The funeral was conducted on
Saturday morning, at the Methodist
church, by the pastor of the church,
Rev. J. H. Thacker, assisted by Dr.
Kilgp, presiding elder of this
District, and Rev. W. S. Brook.
Later the body was carried to
Mt. of Olives cemetery and laid to
rest beside the grave of his wife
who died about 18 years ago.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb, of this place is
a half sister, and is the only one of
the family now living.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wright went
to Newberry on Sunday to visit
Mrs. Beta Wright. ^ .
Mrs. Lily Andrews has returned
to Tenn., after a visit to relatives
here.
Mrs. Frank Bland most pleasantly
entertained the we-are-twelve-club
on last Thursday, and each one
present passed two happy hours. A
delicious repast was served.
An interesting meeting of the
Civic League was held on Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. E. R. Mobley,
the meeting being conducted by
Mrs. S. J. Watson. The matter of
the yard contest was discussed, and
a committee will get out circulars
for distribution concerning this.
Mr. E. D. Mobley stated that two
trash barrels had been placed on
campus of school and janitor had
beeu provided with stickers for
gathering up papers.
The U. D. C. will co-operate
with the League by beautifying
their monument plot.
Mrs. M. T. Turuer, told of a gift
from Berckmann, of 850 rooted
pieces of privet, that h9 was ready
to give when called for. With this
the League will further beautify the
school campus, by planting a privet
hedge around the unsightly places.
To this, the new century club has
contributed $5.00.
It was decidid to ask the Southern
Railway to pat up lattice work
around the freight depot, to prevent
the accumulation of papers.
The matter of the League joining
the Federation was suggested, but
this was to have further consider
ation, before any action was taken.
The members were glad to have
present, Miss Patti Major, County
Demonstrator, who gave a very
instructive talk on "Beverages",
and exhibited several charts. Her
(Continued on Fifth Page. )
MT. ZION NEWS
Large Church Attendance. New
Communion Table. Urges
Study of Music and
Better Singing.
Yesterday was a beautiful Sabbatli
day and our people turned out well
for our usual once a month service
at Mt. Zion church. Brother Lan
ham preached a good sermon on the
subject "Prayer" At the close of
the sermon by request, he presented
the work of the committee on 1 Food
Conservation". This plan , was
adopted because our people are
somewhat scattered, and this was
considered the most convenient and
effective means of reaching them.
The result proved this to bo the
case for Mr. Lanham made a very
spirited and forceful address on the
subject, after which representative
members of the congregation came
forward and signed pledges of sup
port and active work in this cause.
I should have stated that these
signatures were given after the ser
vices for the day had closed.
Just before the close, a conference
was held chiefly for the purpose of
calling a pastor. It is scarcely nec
! essary to say that the choice of the
church again waa Rev. P. B. Lan
ham.
An attractive feature in the church
Sunday was the neat and substantial
new mission style walnut communion
table, which stood in front of the
pulpit This was secured through
the efforts of Mrs. W. A. Pardue,
and the purchase was made by Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Whitlock. I am
sure I would voice the sentiments of
the entire church membership in ex
tending to Mrs. Pardue a vote of
thanks for her labor for and interest
in a church of which she is not a
member.
I noticed Sunday a little lapse in
our time in singing. This is due to
our not getting together for regular
pr^?tic^?.^greg^iions^?annqt sing..
periods of practice. This brings me
to something which I have been
wanting to say about singing in our
schools. Of course we all think
there should be singing in the
schools and most teachers attempt
something of this kind. But much
more good could be brought out of
this. In the first place, teachers
ought more and more to study the
rudiments of music, and getting a
suitable short manual, teach these
to their pupils. Then the daily
singing should be, not only to inter
est the pupils and make echool life
pleasant to them, but the main
object should be the future useful
ness of the pupils or even the school
asa body, I knew a well trained
school which dominated the church
.music in its town, so that it was
impossible for a song to fall flat, or
be a failure. Then as to the selection
of school music. A few patriotic
songs are all right, but I should
draw the line at the sentimental, and
use mostly sacred music, the songs
commonly used in our churches and
Sunday schools, so that the pupils
might bea power for good in this
respect throughout their lives.
A' number from our community
went to Ebenezer last night where
Rev. Jas. A. Gaines gave a very in
teresting lecture on Africa and the
work of Livingston, illustrated by
magic lantern views. This lecture
threw light on the work of Foreign
Missions in that continent. .
On next Sunda}' night Rev. Gaines
will give asimilar illustrated lecture,
showingsomething of Home Mission
wor?k in Cuba and Porto Rica.
Mr. Eldred Barton has treated
himself to a handsome Grant car.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Whitlock
from Edgefield, worshipped at Mt.
Zion yesterday.
Miss Lilla Mae Padgett spent last
week in Augusta, attending the Fair
and visiting relatives.
Mr. Leroy Ergle, from Camp
Sevier, has been on a visit to his
sister, Mrs. W. A. Pardue.
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An Appeal Which Deserves a Generous
Response.
Realizing the imperative need of -protecting our soldiers
from the pitfalls and temptations that will allure them on
every hand when they go abroad for military duty, a nation
wide campaign has been launched to raise the sum of $35,
000.000 for tlie army Young lien's Christian Associa
tion. About one-third of this monfey will be used in carry
ing forward religious work in the, sixteen training camps
here in this country, and the remaining two-thirds will be
utilized in projecting tlie army Y. M. C. A. work in France,
where our boys, many of whom are away from home for
the first time, will be statioifed.
The government realizes the inestimable value of the
army Y. M. C. A., and gives it every possible encourage
ment. Recently General Pershing, who is in command of
the American troops in France, cabled an urgent appeal for
500 more trained Y. M. C. A. leaders to be sent to France.
If so large a number be needed for the comparatively small
army that we now have in France, how immeasurably
greater will be the need when our forces abroad shall have
been increased to the maximum otrength. Whije we are
endeavoring to make the world safe; for Democracy let us
make camp and army lile in Europe safe for our boys.
Not only will the money that is to: be raised be used in
providing .religious training and in throwing about our boys
in khaki every possible safeguard from a moral standpoint,
but it will alsro be used in providing wholesome sports and
diversions during the hours that the men are oft' duty, thus
keeping them from frequenting the debauching dens of vice.
Tlie temptations of a soldiers are great in this, country, but
they will be infinitely greater three thousand miles from
I home among people who, even under normal conditions,
I have looser and lower social and moral standards than the
American people, lt is difficult tb keep strong drink from
debauching our soldiers here at home where law enforce
ment is in our hands. This evil alon? will be a very per
plexing problem in Europe. The army Y. M. C. A. will
be a strong factor in improving conditions surrounding our
boys. Will you not feel better to know that your boy, or
your neighbor's boy, or our American troops, are constantly
under the vigilance and protecting care of the Young Men's
Christian. Axwi**?~~V r}V-,^?ou are called upon
mttkt? a generous contribution to thi^^^jg^,^_ _
Of the $35,000.000 to be raised. South Carolina is asked
to contribute $200,000v This sum has been apportioned
among the counties of the State according to their financial
ability, Edgefield county's part being $2,100. Our people
are blessed this fall with profitable returns from their labor
as never before, and it behooves those of us who are not
called upon to charge the enemy to contribute ot our means
to add to the comfort and betterment of those who endure
the hardship and dangers of battle.
I have been requested to act as count)' chairman in the
campaign to raise this money, and I take this means of lay
ing this very worthy cause before our people. Every com
munity in the county will be organized and canvassed.
Every man and woman will be given an opportunity to con
tribute. Receive gladly those who make the canvass and
hand them a generous contribution. Let it be in propor
tion to the blessings that have been showered upon you in
this good year 1917.
* J. L. MIMS,
Countv Chairman.
Protest Against Use of Red Cross
Funds for Tobacco.
Constant queries have come to
our office as to the propriety of us
ing Red Cross funds for the pur
chase of tobacco for soldiers and
sailors. Numerous protests have
been forwarded to Mr. Raymond B.
Fosdick, chairman of the Commis
sion on Training Camp Activities
under the War Department, who is
in sympathy with our side of the
question. As the government has
decided to provide United States
soldiers and sailors with everything
possible for their comfort, and as
tobacco seems such a necessity to a
majority, it is furnished to the
boys. The Presbyterian Ministers'
Association of Washington and vi
cinity has now taken the matter un
der consideration, and at a recent
meeting a protest was issued, which
the secretary was instructed to send
to both houses of Congress. The
protest is "against the proposal to
thrust tobacco on every soldier as a
part of his ration." The resolution
further states: "We respectfully
protest against the purchase of to
bacco for soldiers with Red Cross
funds, much of it contributed by
churches with no intimation it is to
be so used. We have no thought
of forbidding soldiers to use tobac
co, but believe no sanction should
be given to the use of this harmful
narcotic by having it furnished by
the government as part of the ra
tion, or presented as a charity,
which would naturally lead some to
use it who never would have "done
so without special inducements.
We also respectfully suggest to the
Red Cross management that an or
ganization so oU.sely related to the
churches in its work, should not al
low its name to be used to sanction
Sunday entertainments that violate
the spirit if net the letter of Ameri
can Sabbath laws under the guise
of charity. "-Union Signal.
Honor Roll, Red Hill Graded
School.
First grade-Ruth Holmes.
Second grade-Warren McCIen
don, Alma Johnson, Lillian Quarles.
Third grade-Kathleen Prince.
Fourth grade-Helen Stone, Liz
zie Holmes, Louise Quarles, Faunie
B. Prince.
Fifth grade-Addie B. Johnson,
Horace Quarles, Lucille Quarles.
Sixth grade-Addie Sue McClen
don.
Seventh Grade-Minnie B. Bai
ley, Annie Burton, Myrtis McClen
don, Jennie McDaniel, Savina
Smith.
Eighth grade-No honor roll.
Ninth grade-Pearl Bailey, Ellen
Quarles.
Tenth grade-No honor roll.
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CLEORA CULLINGS,
Big Crop of Corn Harvested.
Schoo! House Painted. Large
Lumber Contract. Minister
Accepts Call.
Crops around here are short and
we will soon be through gathering
A big corn crop was'planted and
with a few exceptions will make
enough to do if the oat crop can
escape the freezes ibis winter.
Everyone expects to put in a good
crop.
Our school began on the 15th
with Miss Mittie Carthcart is the
principal. The assistant, after ac
cepting the position, notified us
two days before the time to begin
that she had decided not to teach.
I guess we will secure one this
week.
Mr.-Warren Paul is painting our
schoolhouse. He expected to finish
it before school begun, but was de
layed by wet weather.
Several of our boys have gone
from here to the army, Boles Mor
gan the last to leave, left last Fri
day. We begin to realize the se
riousness of the situation when our
friends and neighbors leave for the
front. Hope when the spring cam
paign opens it won't be long before
they will return victorious.
Mr. Abbie Prince has accepted a
position with W. E. Lynch ct Co.,
for the winter.
L. R. Brunson, Jr., ha a big
contract of sawing timber uought
from Mr. T. P. .Morgan by a Mr.
Sheives. He will saw abot 5,??U,?U0
feet.
Mr. Hubbard Wilhams lost a
good hr>rse two weeks ago. He
thinks he ate Breeze weed.
Rev. Mr. Kesterson, pf Florida,
has accepted the churches formerly
supplied by Mr. Littlejohn, Anti
och, Republican, Rehoboth and Red
Hill. He is expected to arrive some
time this week. Dr. Jones who
has been preaching in the after
??vnrt at Antioch OC-tk?_i-tk Sua/lay.
since August preached his last ser
mon yesterday.
Mr. W. M. Seigler has just fin
ished painting his new house.
Mr. P. B. Thomas bought a nice
piano from Mr. Pearce Stevens last
week.
Subscriber.
Carnival Coming.
On Friday afternoon we hope the
streets will be filled with spectators
to see the procession of automobiles
and other vehicles, representing the
allied countries of the world, who
are fighting to make the world
safe for democracy.
Booths containing the most de
lightful food, ready for the most
capricious appetites and character
istic of the countries represented
will be bountifully served for tha
moderate price of fifty c?nts.
At 4:30 o'clock the parade will
begin at Evans grove, when automo
biles, bearing the flags of the differ
ent countries, will begin their pro-'
cession to the public square.
Let everybody come and show
their patriotism by contributing
their "mite" to the Red Cross and
the Woman's Service League.
The Civic League will represent
America. .
D. A. R , France.
W. C. T. U., Japan.
U. D. C., England.
Bald Eagle Chapter, Belgium.
Home Demonstration Club, Italy.
Dixie Chapter, Canada.
Miss Ruth Tompkins, in khaki
uniform' with all attendants, will
ride on horst back in front of the
procession.
It is requested that everybody
will save cooking and preparing a
supper at home and come out and
partake of this splendid feast on
Friday afternoon.
Notice.
We desire to announce to the
public that we have purchased the
repair shop which has been conduct
ed in Edgefield by Mr. Henry
Powell. We will at once replenish
the supply of material and will be
prepared to do all kinds of repairing
of buggies, wagons, farm machinery
and will also do general blacksmith
work. All work promptly done and
guaranteed to give entire satis
faction. Mr. Powell will be with
us for the remainder of the year.
KEMP BROS. .
RED OAK GROVE.
Pleasant Visit to Parksville.
Social Circle No. 2 to Meet
With Mrs. Luther
Timmerman.
Red Oak Grove Sunday school
was more largely attended last Sun
day than usual, therefore we hope
for more activity in future, as our
lessons now should interest us.
There is no belter way to improve
ourselves, no more wise counsel to be
obtained for our children, than in
the Sunday school, and let us rally
lo its support as never before. Even
our presence does good. I've been
a teacher and know.
It was a real pleasure to attend
the divisional W. M. U. meeting
last Saturday at Parksville, meeting
with the different representatives
and being once more at Parksville. e
While many familiar faces (in fact
Mrs. Robert Parks and Mrs. Clif
ford Robertson being the only per
sons I saw of the old original lead
ers) loomed up before me as I en
tered. I had only to pass on out
into the graveyard near by and
there view the epitaphs of many
whose influences to me, byHheir la
bor of Christian love, made impres
sions never to be erased.
How we missed the beloved Mrs.
Maggie Morgan and Mrs. L. F. Dorn.
Those two I had never seen absent
at Parksville church-ever present
and faithful to every duty.
We appreciated the privilege of
being in the home, even for a short
while, of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. El
kins. While they can no longer,
on account of iii health, be in regu
lar attendance at church services,
their arts are in the work the
same, being so beautifully resigned
to the \%ill ot' the Lord.
Mrs. J. T. G ri fri s was missed so
much at Sunday school by her class.
Mrs. Luther Timmerman filled her
absence in the Sunbeam and con
ducted the services for her.
^heJ&^^Xo. 2 will meet
at -Mrs. Luther Tirarnerman s the
7th inst., conducted by Mrs. Nettie
Agnef.
The leader of Circle No. 3, Mrs.
Jessie Whatley, says they will at
tain to success by the members co
operating with her and giving the
meetings their presence. That meet
ing ?9 on the 9tb, Friday P. M., at
Mrs. Irene Dom's.
The sick in this section are on the
road to recovery. All are able to
be up again, except Mr. Byrd Mc
Clendon, who has sufficiently recov
ered for his nurse to return to Au
gusta,
Mrs. R. A. Miller is suffering
from a sprained foot, though she is
improving.
The farmers are wishing for some
rain, that it might be more seasona
ble for small-grain sowing.
Think everybody, both white and
colored, have nice collard patches
and plenty of 83rup, willi the good
corn crop, and nearly every one has
meat to kill, we surely should feel
we are greatly blessed; and then,
not forget that many are suffering.
Resolutions on Mrs. T. L. Mil
ler's Dt-ath.
Whereas Mrs. T. L. Miller our
competent treasurer, dear friend and
co-worker, has been called from us
to a higher life, therefore be it re
solved.
First, That we bow in humble '
submission to Him, who doeth not
err.
Second, In Mrs. Miller's death
we feel that the Republican society,
has sustained an irreparable loss.
Though retiring by nature, she was
one of the met active and efficient
members of the society. Ever wise
in counsel of unerring judgment,
charitable in spirit, unswerveing in
duty, and possessed of so many
beautiful attributes of mind and
soul worthy of our emulation.
Third, We extend to the boreav
ones our sincere sympathy.
Fourth, That these resolutions
be published in The Edgefield Ad
vertiser, a copy sent to the family,
and page in our minutes be dedica
ted to her memory. *
Miss Lila Lanham,
Miss Kate Hammond,
Mrs. W. 0. Whatley,
Chairman. >
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