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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1917
World's Temperance Sunday Ob
served. Mr. Boatwright Under
goes Second Operation. U.
D. C. Hold Meeting.
World's Temperance Sunday was
observed here in all the Sunday
Schools, not only by the use of the
lesson quarterly, but the programs
sent out by the State supt. o.f W. C.
T. IL, S. S. Dept., were well used
in som.e of the schools.
In the Baptist S. S. the contest
ants in the vocal contest at Aiken
State convention, sang these select
ions again, to the pleasure of all.
On last Sunday, Mesdames W. J.
Hatcher and P. C. Stevens went to
Speignard, the newly organized
church, and effected the organization
of a Woman's Missionary Society.
This church, on the Railway be
tween Johnston and Saluda, was or
ganized in July, some of the deacons
of this church helping in this.
The members are all good work
ing christians, and fine reports will
come from these people, we know.
Mr. Clarence Jacobs, of Aiken,
spent the week-end at his horne here.
The news comes that Mr. P. N.
Lott is now able to set up, and it is
hoped that ere long, he will be able
to return to his home. It is a great
pleasure to every one that he is im
proving now, so rapidly.
Mr. Burrell Boatwriaht, who was
operated on last week for append
icitis, has had to undergo a second
operation it being feared that he has
a cancer on the liver. This is a
source of distress to his iriends.
Miss Rachel Simmons will teach
the school at Cleora, during the
Mrs. E. P. Corn has gone to
Walhalla to visit her parents.
"Ben Har", in Augusta, was seen
by at least 50 Johnstonities on Fri
day and Saturday, the fine road and
many cars, aiding in pleasure of
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U.
?>. C., met on Thursday afternoon
with Miss Clara Sawyer, Mrs. M. T.
Turner, Pres., conducting this.
The chapter, this year is doing
war relief work, and at thc last
meeting in Oct., decided to furnish
a hospital bed. To get the neces
sary funds, "The silver thimble and
triuket fund" was started, Mrs. S.
J. Watson, chairman, had a number
of articles that had been given in
for this, which she exhibited. This, ?
?with the other to be handed in, will
give a nice amount.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce had secured a i
new member, Miss Mallie Waters
and had two prospective ones.
There were several other matters of
a chapter welfare that were discuss
ed and planned for.
Owin?: to the fact that Miss
Emma Bouknitrht, delegate to the
General convention at Chattanooga
was the Pres. General's pa<re, and
upon her request, another delegate
was elected, Mrs. S. J. Watson.
The Historical meeting will be
had separate this year from the
Mrs. J. W. Marsh gave a very
unique and charming reception on
last Wednesday, Halloween evening.
This was in honor of her aunt,
Mrs. J. B. Bouknight, of Gaines
As the guests arrived they were
met by Mrs. H. W. Crouch, and as
they stepped into the hallway, which
was lighted by Jack o'lanterns, and
decorated in autumn foliage, many
spooky figures and witches took
charge of them and directed them
about. The receiving line were
spooks, but were found to be the
hostess, the honoree, Mrs. Geo.
Long and Mrs. Grady Hazel, of
In the dining room, everything
was more wierd, and bats, owls and
witches on brooms, seemed to be
The centerpiece of the dining
table was a large pumpkin, filled
with autumn leaves, and boggy faces
cast light on the table.
Two spooks cut' block cream in
colors, which was served with pound
The favors were Halloween
During the time of the reception,
several witches gave bright and
The Emily Geiger chapter met
with Mrs. W. S. Mobley, Regent, on
Monday afternoon, with a full at
tendance, and among the matters
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Ladies Held a Very Successful
Carnival. Parade Pleasing.
Funds Raised For
Red Cross Work.
The Carnival and Street Parade
held in Edgefield Friday afternoon
was a most deoided success from
every standpoint, ^ever were the
women promoting: the enterprise
more determined in their efforts to
secure attractive floats for the
gorgeous parade and never were
they more successful.
The allied countries in the terrible
World's war were represented both
in the floats and at the booths
where the delicious supper wa3
served. Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse
acted as door-keeper and from his
automobile dispensed the tickets
which were taken first to France
presided over by Mrs. D. B.Hollings
worth and Mrs. W. J. Peak for the
D. A. R. where they were furnished
with a plate, fork and the first
course-fruit salad with mayonnaise
dressing and crackers. From there
they proceeded to the beautiful
booth representing Great Britain
prepared by th6 U. D. C. and
presided over by several most
gracious women where their ticket
was punched and they were served
to the second course, chicken saiad
sandwiches. . At the next stop,
Italy, a beautifully decorated out
door booth presided over by Miss
Major and a bevy of charming yoong
girls of the Domestic Science Class
of the High School, delicious punch
was served. From there, the pilgrims
passed to America held by the Civic
League and ably presided over by
Mrs. W. E. Lott and a bevy of
women interested in every thing
which makes for the development,
upbuilding and beautifying of our
In this booth also was served
coffee and cheese by Miss Kellah
Fair. The next and final stop was
at the Japanese booth gotten up by
the W. C. T. U. and graciously
presided over by Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford. Here jello and whip
ped cream made up the finale
of a most enjoyable repast. I can
not attempt a description of the
beautiful booths nor could I say
that one was more attractive than"
another. The children of the Bald
Eagle Chapter U. D. C. dispensed
delicious home made candy from
three booths and realized quite a
nice sum to use in making their kits
of clothing for Belgian babies.
These little folks were the most
interested workers engaged in put
ting on the Carnival and early in
the afternoon had disposed o'" all
of their wares. The names of these
little folks have already been men
tioned so I will only give the chair
men-Elizabeth Lott, Gertrude
Thurmond and Helen Nicholson.
At the Jack Horner Pie, presided
over by Miss Lillian Patterson and
several young helpers quite a nice
sum was realized and the boys with
their peanut and pop-ccrn stand did
very well indeed. All could have
disposed of twice the quantity of
The countries represented in the
parade were as follows. After Miss
Ruth Tompkins carrying a larjre U.
S. Flag and acting as marshal of
,the day came Great Britian. Car,
driven by Mr. Gus Tompkins bear
ing1 women of the sixties represented
by Misses Anna Bee, Ruth DeLoach,
Virginia Simkins and Virginia Addi
son. These young ladies were
busily engaged with their knitting.
Following came Greece, car driven
by Miss Mae Tompkins decorated
in cotton and filled with charming
children in Greek costume. Next
in line was the Japanese float, a
beautifully decorated car, driven by
Mrs. Jas. B. Kennedy, in which
were Misses Mattie Saunders, Eloise
Hart, Sunie Talbert and Norma
Shannonhouse. This car was gotten
up by the W. C. T. U.
Russia was a beautiful car, beauti
fully decorated and filled with a
bevy of lovely girls. Miss Rose
Jeffries drove the car, the other
young ladies being Misses Gladys
Padgett, Katherine Mirna, Amelia
Hudgen8, Lydia Brunson, Snow
Jeffries, Gladys Rives and Julia
The car following this was
America driven by Miss Elizabeth
Rainsford representing Liberty, ac
companied by Mr. Strom Thurmond
as Uncle Sara and the following
children-Francis Moore, Margery
Committees to Canvass for Army Welfare
A committee has been appointed for every community in the county,
and cards or subscription blanks will be sent to the chairman of each
committee in time to begin the canvass for subscriptions next Sunday,
November 12. It is expected that the canvass will be completed and the
funds ready to be reported to Mr. E. J. Norris, the treasurer, early in
the week beginning with November 19. All of the committees are urged
to make a list of the names of every man and woman in the community,
and giving every one an opportunity to contribute to this very worthy
cause. The names on the list can be divided between the members of the
committee, thus making the work light on all. All contributors are
urged to make as large cash payment on subset iption as possible, but if
not convenient to pay all cash a portion can be paid the 1st of January
and the remainder the 1st of April.
Let every solicitor bear in mind that the success of the under
taking-whether or not Edgefield connty will raise the allotment of
$2,100-depends upon the thoroughness wjth which the solicitors do their
work. Nobody should be overlooked. Let everybody have a part in
this worthy cause.
The following are the committees:
Philippi-L. D. Holmes, George W. Scott. .
Harmony-W. H. Smith, W. G. Ouzts.
Trenton-Rev. J. A. Gaines, W. W. Miller, Geo. F. Swearingen.
Horn's Creek-S. B. Mays.
McKendree-J. xM. Shaffer, J. Whit. Dorn, W. E. Turner.
Ropers-Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Johnston-(To be appointed.)
Antioch-C. C. Jones, W. F. West.
Edgefield-(To be appointed.)
Colliers-Dr. J. N. Crafton, H. W. McKie. T. M. Adams.
Red Hill-H. E. Quarles, R. M. Johnson, H. H. Smith.
Red Oak Grove-T. W. Lamb, W. M. Agner, Geo. W. Bassey, Jr.
Cleora-C. M. Williams, L. R. Branson, Sr., P. W. Cheatham.
Gilgal-M. B. Byrd, Homer L. Williams, L. H. Hading.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmerman, J. H. Self, S. T. Williams.
Meeting Street-J. K. Allen, J. H. Cogbarn, J. H. Payne.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash, J .D. Laghey, T. B. Culbreath.
Meriwether-H. F. Cooper, H. L. Bunch, J. D. Scctt.
Those who are not called upon.to go to the battle front in France
can serve at home by soliciting for this fand and by contributing to it.
Our boys in khaki deserve and need^all that we can do for them. Let
there be no slackers in Edgefield county. In order to raise this fund,
there must be large giving on every hand. All of our people are greatly
blessed with unprecedented prosperity, and should give in proportion to
their ability. The amount of their contribution will reflect their patriot
ism and the interest which they have in our boys in the army.
J. L. MIMS.
Gray and Francis Louise Townsend.
The Liberty Loan car, a magnificent
Overland driven by Mr. Julian
Holstein and bearing Misses Anna
Belle Saunders, Grace Tompkins
and Elizabeth Smith followed.
Belgium came next-a motor
truck representing "all that was
left" of poor down trodden Belgium.
This was gotten up by the Bald
Eagle Chapter and the little Belgians
weeping over their homes in ashes
wer? Miss Anna Lawton as the
Belgian princess, Carrie Dunovant,
June Nicholson, Mary Marsh and
Mary LovieK Townsend. After this
came the Red Cross Ambulance
driven by Miss Mattie Sue Hplston
bearing the following little boys as
wounded soldiers-Benjamin Cog
burn, Fitzmaurice Byrd, William
Cogburn and Alexander McDonald
and Edwin Rives as a wounded
The last cjuntry represented was
France, this by the D. A. R. and
was a Red Cross Hospital float.
"Somewhere in France", driven by
Miss Margaret Blocker. On this
were two wounded soldiers, Messrs.
Elwyn Moore and William Bailey
attended by two Red Cross nurses
Misses Katie Minis and Francis
The most beautiful float is yet to
be mentioned. The Bread Club
float driven by Miss Eilene Harling
on which were Misses Elizabeth
Rives, Lottie Deal and Helen Harris.
This car represented a loaf of bread
made of all sorts of bread stuffs the
name written with peanuts. The
young ladies were eating breads of
various kinds. The float was gotten
up by the County Food demons
tration agent, Miss Patti Major, and
was most creditable.
Another feature of the carnival
which should be mentioned was toe
fortune telling booth, presided over
in a very "witching", manner by
Miss Merrick of Florida, whose
gypsy like beauty was enhanced by
the many trinkets and charms which
adorned her. The booth was gor
geously decorated in oriental rugs
The fancy work department in
charge of Mrs. J. R. Tompkins,
Miss Ethel DeLoach and Miss
Virginia Simkins had a place in the
D. A. R. booth and was very
successful in its .sales.
The melting pot for old gold and
silver articles had many contri
butions. This pot was in the F. D.
C. booth and will possibly add much
to the proceeds of the carnival.
There were many instances of
sacrifice and patriotism. One pa
triotic woman rather than spend
money, for decoration, had sixty
yards of pink material from a last
year's float, dyed b'ue and red to
trim the U. D. C. booth.
About $140.00 was cleared.
Y. M. C. A. Work Strongly
Many of the foremost American
citizens and army officers strongly
endorse the army Y. M. C. A.
work. Here are a few expressions:
Ex-President Roosevelt says:
"What the Y. M. CA. has been
doing in Europe has been really re
markable; and now our citizens
should aid them to do work of the
same type for our troops.""
Ex-President Taft says:-"We
should feel proud of the Y. M. C.
A. work so ably directed. Are we
going to be backward in giving our
men the nearest thing they#can get
to a Christian home on the firing
Major Gerald W. Birks (Canada)
says:-The Y. M. C. A. is an abso
lutely essential part of the Allied
army. Its work is to supply a
touch of home; it is a home away
from home. It asks for money, not I
for itself, but to do the work for I
your boys which you would do for
them if they were here."
Dr. Heury van Dyke says:-"lt|
is because America is convinced that
the cause of the Allies represents
ideals that she has soberly and firm
ly entered the war at their side. Call
her a dreamer if you will. At least
her dreams belong to the spirit of
Christianity. And the humane and
democratic work of the Y. M. C.
A. has helped, and will help, to
make those dreams a reality."
RED OAK GROVE.
Edgefield Aiken Convention.
Ideal Weather For Harvest
ing. Hallowe'en Party.
Roads Needs Work.
When the Prohibition campaign
was on, so often the remark would
be made, oh yes, I think it would
he a good thing, and would vote
for it, but it will never be estab
lished. There was liquor here when
the world begun, that was the arro
gant boast of many, like unto that
of Ben-h-a-dad, as we were taught
in our last Sunday school lesson.
America leads to-day against the
greatest foe of young manhood.
Study how the use of strong drink
demoralizes and unfits a man for
usefulness. God forbid one drop
of it entering our training camps,
for our liberty safety calls for tbe
best manhood of the country. Think
"The effectual fervent prayer of
the righteous availeth much," was
President Wilson's faith, in the
Proclamation to set aside a day of
"special prayer" of the nation.
Through faith we are strengthened,
as we learn from the Prophets of
old. Numbers H-ll-19; Neh. l:v ll,
2 Sam. 7:18 29.
We eujoyed reading proceedings
of our State W, C. T. TJ. meeting
held in Aiken, truetino- the different
resolutious may be adopted, being
for the uplift of our country, the
betterment of mankind.
While on a visit to Washington,
in the Hall of Fame while gazing
upon the statue of Francs Wil
lard this thought, came to our mind.
Could our rural schuols not fitting
ly set aside a celebration of this
great woman and how my nature
responds to the success of the bill
on legislation. I love to think on a
beautiful life, "One soweth, and an
other reapeth." The influence of
the righteous is far-reaching.
The call comes to us to help in
many ways. No time for retrench
ment of our gifts-the demand for
help is not confined to our means
altogether though, but an endeavor
has been made to reach, even the
humblest to the highest. That our
help is needed is evident to many
of us. May we willingly respond in
every way we can 'co render assist
ance. In some way our duty will
be revealed if in faith we seek to
As was stressed at the Divisional
meeting at Parksville, the neglect
of the training of the boys in our
associational work. We trust those
who have the work in charge may
soon have some one in each society
actively at work with the boys.
We hope soon to report a mis
sion study class in Red Oak Grove
Society. The Edgefield society is
acting beautifully in trying to en
courage same. Their influence is
far r e a e h i n g-so unselfish and
Such ideal weather for harvesting
and fall planting. Our farmers are
busy now putting in small grain,
which is always encouraging, for
on the farm something should be
growing all the year round. This has
always been our motto, at least we
must try these things, thereby
comes clear conscience.
Mr. T. W. Lamb has about re
covered from what came near being
a serious fall, sustained by pres
sure on weak piece of lumber near
a door-way throwing him suddenly
to the ground.
Mrs. William Howie of Modoc
spent several days this week with
her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Shelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Press Parkman spent
a few hours last Sunday with their
son at Colliers, Mr. W. G. Park
The friends of Mr. J. B. Tim
merman, Jr., of Greenwood will be
delighted to learn his health has
very much improved. He now is able
to leave home and is visiting rela
tives at Parksville. J. B. is quite
popular among his friends and also
the railroad where he was em'
Messrs. Perry Hamilton and
Frank Kenrick attended Hallowe'en
party at Antioch school last Friday
Miss Marie Hamilton attended
the fair in Augusta and was the
guest of Miss Ruth Timmerman.
Dr. J. N. Crafton and son wor
shipped at Red Oak Grove last Sun
day. Dr. Craftou has many warm
friends in this section who were
Hog Killing Season Approach
ing. Missionary Society Met
With Mrs. Cooper. In
We are having such cold icy
mornings it makes us feel like hog
killing and sausage times. And we
wish the hogs were fat, ready for
eating. Think we will slip up on
one and have some sausage any
Way. We had ice this morning.
There may not have been any last
Sunday, but my! it was cold riding.
Messrs. H. L. and H. G. Bunch,
Misses Lilla, Mary and Emma and
Master Wingfield Bunch, motored
to Columbia Sunday morning to see
their cousin, Mr. John Bunch,
State Hospital Superintendent, who
is suffering so intensely with rheu
matism. We found him sitting up,
but in intense pain, all the while.
Poor man, we know how to sym
pathize with him, for after many
yeaia of the same trouble, we know
the agonies he is passing through.
He seemed so glad to have us come,
and asked after all his friends and
(neighbors, of former days. He
seems very low spirited, doesn't
think there is any help for him
now. Dr. George Bunch, his broth
er, and two sisters, Mesdames,
Evan and Milton Barker, spent
several days with bim, two weeks
Thursday, Nov. 1, the W. M. S.
met with Mrs. H. F. Cooper. Had
a splendid attendance of the mem
bers, though not all were there.
We had several visitors, and gained
three new members. We were so
proud to hear our society had some
thing left in the treasury after our
entertaining the W. M. TJ. associa
tion, and providiug the barbecue,
for the last day. The program was
nicely carried out, and the society
invited to meet with Mrs. John
Reese on the 22nd. Refreshments
were served of. delicious hot choco
late and whipped cream, which was
quite acceptable, after the cold,
windy ride. I noticed one peculiari
ty of our meeting that afternoon
that seldom occurs I expect. There
were eight of our number, who
were teachers and exteachers. We
all enjoyed the afternoon at Mrs
Cooper's hospitable home very
We hear Mr. and Mrs. Walter
S'-^ens will rent and move to Mr.
o: oraith Butler's place for this
Mr. Butler's two sons have mov
ed to North Augusta, with their
aunt, Mrs. John Ramsey.
Miss Marjory McKie left last,
week to take charge of ber school
at Chester, in that neighborhood, I
We were sorry we could not at
tend Miss Mattie Lyon's Halloween
party at the Sweetwater school
house, and have not heard how
much she realized, but hope she
cleared sufficient to do the repairing
necessary on the school building.
Edgefield School News.
The regular meeting of the Litera
ry Society scheduled for Friday,
November 2, was postponed until
Friday, November 9, on account of
the entertainment given by the
Edgefield ladies on that afternoon.
?sMiss Kate Mims entertained the
members of the McDuffie Literary
Society on last Friday night with a
Hallowe'en party. It was the most
delightful entertainment we had
pleased to see him.
Mr. John Whatley of North Au
gusta, also Mr. C. E. Petty attend
ed services at Red Oak Grove ilast
Mr. and Mrs. John Holland of
Greenwood were the guests of the
latter's parents lastjweek-end.
Mr. Sam Agner manifested by
bis deeds he possessed some public
spirit, thus improving our road
otherwise the mail carrier would
have had to abandon the road.
There is much being said about"
the condition of our roads, but un
less there is some work done, du
ring the winter we will have to
abandon other transportation than
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To fret the genuine, 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, icc