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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1917
Chautauqua Very Good. Red
Cross Organization Held
Rummage Sale. Emily
Geiger Chapter Met.
The Chautauqua had here last
.week, was fine in every way, as to
the entertaining feature. The ad
dresses and lectures .were deeply
interesting, and each one concerned
in parts, war relief work, and the
<iifeCU88rbn of Red Cross /brought
about much enthusiasm in this*?reat
endeavor. . ?
The Committee, who.were guaran
tees for this chautauqua, following
this tine address, announced that
after paying all expenses incident to
this, all above could go to Red
The amount was $84.
Every one greatly appreciated
this on the part of these gentlemen,
and they also, were very glad to have
the profit go to this.
For some time the organizing of
the Red Cross bas been discussed
?here, and following the impressive
lecture on this, plans were afoot to
to effect this immediately.
There were already a.few members
nere who belonged to' the general
organization, having joined in the
summer, and a special committee
was appointed to make a canvas, and
np to Saturday 248 members were
At an early dat3, there will be a
from Columbia, and the organization
will be effected.
Officers will be elected, and it is
the intention to have a Red Cross
Work Room, and in a few weeks,
much effective work will be the out
come of this.
On Sunday morning, at the
Baptist church, a special collectkn
was taken to help in the State
Mission Work, Dr. Derienx having
' made an appeal to all to come to
the rescue. This church has con
tributed well, and had only ?45
to meet its apportionment, the offer
ing amounted to ?168.
Mr. Leon Lewis, of Alabama, is
spending this week here in the home
of his mother. Mrs. A. P. Lewis.^
The Wi C. T. U. had a Rummage
Sale on Saturdav, the proceeds of
which were to help in war relief
work. ?26.03 was made, and the
amount could have been larger, had
there been more "rummage" on
The quick success and disposition
of articles was due to the fact that
the sale was held on Saturday, right
in the center of th3 business part of
The colored people always gather
on Saturdays and this was a great
attraction to them. When they
found out what the sales would be
used for, they grew interested and
brought in others
Mr. J. C. Lewis bellied greatly
by letting the committee use a vacant
store, and offering il to them for
any good work they undertook, just
as long as it was not rented.
The Emily Geiger Chapter, D.
A. R. held a very enthusiastic meet
ing Wednesday with Mrs. Calhoun
Kammer, Mrs. W. S. M obley, Re
The chief work of the meeting
was in taking up the work for war
relief, which was decided on at the
recent State Conference.
This was that the chapters of
South Carolina, adopt the South
Carolina battleship, agd help to
look after the comfort of the 1200
soldiers and sailors here.
The State Regent has assigned to
each chapter a certain number of
knitted garments, this chapter hav
ing 28, and the funds necessary for
such are on hand.
The members were, so glad to do
this assigned work, each one saying
just which article thev could best
knit, and as many returned, after
the meeting, they purchased the
wool, and it was learned by next
day, that so enthused were some,
their articles were complete.
Blue or grey or khaki color could
be used, white or cream would soil
The committee for this war relief
work was Mesdames J. Neil Lott,
E. R. Mdbley and J. W. Browne.
Thc committee to get the jellies
and the delicacies to be sent to the
Base Hospital, Columbia^ had al
ready been at work' and some was
already on hand, this committee te
ing Mies Zena Payne with Mesdames
(Continued on Fifth.Page.)
Box Party For School.
An occasion of mach interest to
the people of the Horn's Creek sec
tion was a gathering at the home of
Mr. J. W. Smith on last Friday
evening. Notwithstanding the faot
that the evening was very cold and
cloudy, both young and old from
the community there, and also rep
resentatives from other sections of
the county. Quite a number were
there from Edgefield.
The visitors were oordially greet
ed and soon made to feel at home.
The large hall and spacious rooms
with open fire places and blazing
wood fires made the home a very
desirable place for such a gathering
all of whom had come for- the pur
pose of having a pleasant evening,
a?d also to contribute to a fund for
the improvement of the school
building and equipment. . -.
Throughout the evening there
was no lack of entertainment, con
sisting of music," fish-pond, cake
walk, etc. "Bonaparte crossing the
Rhine" wae very strikingly repre
sented in a side show presided over
by an old "black mammy." Would
describe this show but it might be
According to the prices the boys
bid for the girls to walk with
them for the cake, the girls were
very popular indeed. The boxes
were beautiful and sold for good
prices, and judging from the way
the couples were sitting around in
cozy corners eating, after the sale,
the contents were as pleasing to ?he-} a
Some of the married folks there
were as lively as the younger set
and enjoyed the evening very much.
Those who did not succeed in get
ting one of the boxes were served
with bountifully filled plates by the
The receipts for the evening were
over seventy dollars, all of which
we believe will be well used for the
good of the school, which is pre
sided over by Miss Pearl Mayben,
who is making herself popular
among our people.
We hope that fate will continue
to smile upon this home, the com
munity, pupils and teacher, and
that the friendships made and re
newed, and the dollars collected
upon this 'occasion, may all be a
great benefit to the school and en
Young Sailor Grateful to
D. A. R.
IT. S. S. Aeolus, Nov. 22, '17
The Ladies of the L\ A. R., Edge-j
field, S. C:
Dear Ladies-I received a few
days ago one of the Red Cross out
fits. I wish to try to show you my
appreciation for this. It is a thing
that I really needed aud will bc
Sailors need good warm clothes,
for it certainly is^ cold out upon the
water. As you know, a s.iilor has
nothing around bis neck and throat,
so the muffler comes in fine. I cer
tainly do keep warm with the sweat
er on, and the muffler wrapped
around my neck. The wristlets cer
tainly do come in fine too.
This olso shows that the boys of
good old Edgefield have not been
forgotten. Some of them are far
away, and some even in foreign
lands, but the ladies of Edgefield
will never forget them. Thanking
you again for your kind remem
brances, I remain the same old
The art of reading is the key
which unlocks to us the vast field
of knowledge and the thoughts of
men of all ages. It remains with
ourselves to make it beneficial or in
jurious to us. Bad habits are easi
ly formed in reading as in anythirg
else, therefore it is of the great
est importance to early cultivate a
taste for reading good and improv
Reading is to the mind what food
is to the body, may be made to de
velop and strengthen the mind or
the reverse. What is worth reading
at all is worth reading well. It is
not so much what we read as what
we remember that makes us wise
and to remember we must read with
attention.-The Lone St
Missionary Society Met With
Mrs. Reese. Will Knit For
Soldiers. Moving For
New Year. - %
The snow in Atlanta Friday and
Friday night sent us some mighty
cold disagreeble weatbor, which we
io not appreciate at all. Keeps us
ill drawn up around a good fire.
Now, I said as all, and I do;not
?et to tjie fire only to replenish it
?very little while, (or my ?work is
everywhere except to sit by a fire.
The Woman's. Missionary Socie
ty met at Mrs. John Reese's on last
Thursday and had a splendid at
endance. The subject of writing
;o our neighborhood boySc in
"khaki,"' was discussed, and several
)f the ladies volunteered to corres
pond with them, so as to keep them
nforraed of the news from home,
We are also to knit something fur
hem. Mrs. T. J. Briggs suggested
hat we meet twice a month so as
o devote one afternoon to working
or the soldiers. After the program
vas over, our hostess served a de
icious sweet course, and it-being
ate and the most of us from some
listance, we dispersed, hopingfio
neet the neit evening at Mr. B?i F.
hooper's but the threatening clouds
md cold winds kept us home. We
lave not heard how many attended,
mt hope they had a good cr?wd,
?nd,all enjoyed the mjnj?iti.
il8agreonhte~t:?c?'lLg^' 1 ;'
ng, but "hope the . ladies-had a full
ttendance. Am sorry I could not
The gathering in of the crops is
bout finished now, bittali the grain
las not been sowed, that the far
ners w?nt to put in. Help is so
lard to get. aud when they get a
land they dally away the most of
he day, and get nothing done.
They are moving from place to
)lace already. Several horses and
nules have been bought, also cows,
,o be starved out during the win
er, for the corn and hay crops
vere so very short that their feed
viii soon be alimone, and the money
,oo. They have great ideas of
*enting another year, and then
iither kill out their stock riding it
.o death on very little feed, or let
.ing their Factors take it in next
fall on their debts,
Those who had money have about j
;pent it all, already. One of the
cotton men told me Saturday, that
be has no idea there will be much
cotton planted another year, as so
much of the labor have already
been conscripted and will be a
great deal more sent off, before
planting time. Besides the boll
weavel will about get here.
Weekly Cotton Letter.
The international news during the
past week has ulL- been of a favorable
nature in respect to the success of
the Allies. This optomistic view
has been reflected in the cotton
market by a more confident position
and buying on the part of the trade.
Our advices are to the effect chat
the advance during the preceding
week has not been the result of any
speculation, but rather on the other
hand, the trade has absorbed what
ever hedge selling that came upon
the market. Values tonight make
the highest closing that we have
made almost within a decade with
the trade generally looking for high
As we go further into the market
ing of this crop there is no doubt
that the supply of raw material will
be more or less limited and it seems
to be not a question of" price, but
rather whether present supplies will
prove adequate to the demand for
consumption. We see no reason
why barring fluctuations, which
occur in all trading markets, values
should not seek a recurring and
constantly higher level.
Yours very truly.
Garrett & Calhoun Inc.
Nov 24, 1917.
English workmen were discussing
"It .will be an awful job, Sam,"
"It will, replied the other.
"You see, these Germans is tak
in' thousands and thousands of
Russian prisoners, and the Rus
sians is takin' thousands and tholi
ng of Germau prisoners. If it
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunbeams Met. Sociaf Circle
lo Meet With Mrs Dow.
Hog Killing and Grain
The beautiful prayer of David for
the benefits he received is full of in
spiration. Who can read and study
Psalms 103 and not feel the vibra
tion of the inner man? Oar lesson
lait Sunday was fall of humble,
child-like faith, plainly illustrated.
"Hope is the Anchor of the Soul,"
but by faith it is nursed.
The little Sunbeams were ready
with their dues, and their happy
faces made the meeting quite a
pleasant one. They added to their
toll yesterday more of their little
schoolmates. This time Mande and
Claude Hamilton; so we are encour
aged that the influence of daily life
is telling in a most happy manner.
Mrs. J. T. Grift's, -as all Sunbeam
leaders, has a grand and noble
Social Circle No. 2 will meet
with Mrs. W. A. Dow on Wednes
day, December 5, at 2:00 P. M.,
Mrs. Fannie Grifts conducting the
meeting. Some of the ladies have
been busy knitting for the Red
Cross since our last meeting. We
hope to take up more of the Red
Tlie weather being so cold last
Saturday prevented some of the la
dj^g?-di?;g thelh??ting of Y. Wi
Sauted though that our society was
represented, and that it was our
pleasure to hear directly from the
meeting. Our ladies are always
ready to help in any worthy cause,
and we feel sure we'll do our best
in this great work.
There is a questioning among us
now: Are the leaders of our church,
Red Oak Grove, as active and as in
terested as they ought to be in the
welfare of the church and the com
munity? So few of our leaders
(the men) take time to read, thereby
keeping inforraed'as to the work.
The minds of our people to-day are
as that of a child on being told it
can take a trip to some big town or
great place of wonders-we are all
expecting something to happen and
we don't know what. So it greatly
behooves all Christians to keep in
formed as best they can, that the
right conception might be-gathered
by the eager minds of the people.
There is wisdom to be found when
in faith we seek for it.
The many friends of Mrs. Mag
gie GriHis will be saddened to learn
she is suffering intensely from a fall
she received last week. It is great
ly feared her hip may be broken.
She manifests that same sweet,
cheerful and Christian fortitude,
and greatly appreciates the atten
tion of kind friends.
Mr. and Mrs. LaGrone and Mr.
Harrison from Pheasant Lane spent
yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
.? Mrs. Fannie Mac Cobey of Gil
gal is assistant at Flat Rock this
session, and the children seem to be
The new school building is rap
I idly nearing completion. We hear
the hammering these frosty morn
ings by sunrise.
Mr. W. II. Turner, accompanied
by Misses Kate Samuel and May
VVest, were guests* of Mr. and Mrs.
Lamb last Wednesday evening. M*.
Turner is deservedly, one of Edge
field's most popular young mer
I believe it is the condensas of
opinion that some of the best and
most worthy citizens of our county
reside in Edgetield. We do know
the Christian influence, the many
courtesies and kindness on the part
of Edgetield's residents are reaching
oat, and much good is being done.
Mr. and Mri. O. 0. Timmerman
and Mr. and Mrs. Lamb will spend
Thanksgiving as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Rogers, near Callison,
and attend a Thanksgiving cralher
ing at Bold Spring.
Hog killing and grain sowing
continue the order of the day.
Most every farmer has planted
Several'tons of fertilizer are ex
pected to be delivered now soon at
Modoc for our neighborhood.
keeps on, all the Russians will bo
in Germany and all the Germans in
Russia. And then they'll start all
over again, fightin' to get back
I Report of Y. M. C. A. Collection.
The final result of the campaign
I in Edgefield county to raise money
for the Y. M. C. A. war work has
been most gratifying. The collectors,
with few exceptions, have given
I considerable time and effort to the
work and the people, both white
and colored, have contributed cheer
fully and generously. While this
I county was asked for 82,100, we j
have raised $3,841.44, which is near
ly 85-per cent, more than oar allot
ment. As we are unable to.publish
the name of each contributor, the
amounts collected by white people
bycotn munities are given as follows:
Berea-Gilgal . 94.25
Meriwether . 75.62
Horn's Creek 75.00
Pleasant Lane 25.00
Red Hill 24.00
Red Oak Grove 21.50
Meeting ?Street 21.50
Besides what the colored people
contributed through some of the
white men whocolleoted, the follow
log contributions were- made byj^
Hammond* Cheat??am $39.30
Rev. Mark Adams 59.95
William Holloway 13.25
John Simmons 21 60
James Talbert 3.25
Lawrence Cain 13.80
Rev. William Peterson 13.0u
Rev. Wash Oliphant 2.75
Rev. J. W. Shaw 2.00
Andrew Simkins 2.00
Charlea Holloway 2.00
This tangible expression of ap
preciation on the part of our people
for the sacrifices our boys are mak
ing who have responded to their
country's call to duty will cheer
them and make lighter the burdens
they will be called upon to bear.
Any amounts hereafter received
by the collectors should be forward
ed to Mr. E. J. Norris.
J. L. M i ms,
Big Football Game oh Friday.
The Edenfield Football Team are
sharpening their claws, the better
able to "eat Saluda alive." The
game is to be a classic of its kind,
and it will be the regret of your
life if you miss it. The leam is
practicing daily, and is fast round
ing into excellent form. Your at
tendance will encourage the boys
and you will also see the Edgefield
boj's walk-off with the visitors from
Saluda who average 140 pounds to
thelman. The game is be played
at'the Edgefield Fair grounds, Fri
day Nov. 30 at three o'clock. The
Team has been to considerable ex
pense so an admission fee of 25cts
for adults and 15cts. for children
will be charged.
On Friday last a delightfullunch
was served to tko school children
at the cost of Sets. each. It netted
the Domestic class ?7.51).
For Thanksgiving we are to have
both Thursday and /Friday. It is
needless for rae state that we are
thankful to the Board of Trustees
forgiving us the extra holiday.
God Bless Our Men.
"God bless our splendid men,
Send them back home again,
God bless our men;
Make them victorious,
Patient and chivalrous,
They are so dear to us,
God bless our men."
The above verse is sung in every
church in Canaca and is used in
this country as an addition to our
National Hymn.-Womans Temper
FOR SALE: Two good mules, 6
and 9 years old, of good size. Ap
ply to O. O. Timmerman, Modoc,
FOR SALE.-Ford Runabout in
good condition. Box 188, Edge
field, S. C.
Agricultural Fair and Chau
tauqua Great Success at
Parks vii le. Both Held
I Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Why did you not come to our
Fair? It was great. However,
since you did not come I wiil tell
.you and your readers something
about it. This year doubled our at- .
tractions, for we turned it so that
the Fair and the Radcliffe Cbau
tauqua were held on the same days.
We had a brand- new building on a
lot adjoining school property and '
this building was filled with farm
products. The school with Womens
Work and school exhibits. And
our school grounds was the big .
Chautauqua tent. I hardly knew
which to tell of first, the crowd, the
Fair, the brides, or the Chautauqua.
Parkeville's two charming brides,
Mrs. . Newt Edmunds (nee Miss
Lizzie Cooper) and Mrs. Paul Adams
(nee Miss Warren) made their first-^
bows-And then-all the babies in
town were in evidence and of course
the babies' mothers, too. All ages
were represented from the babe of %
seven weeks to the old man or
woman of eighty. People from all
over the county, and all were happy. ?
A word about the Chautauqua. Jg
The music of Senor Andonegui and mi
wife was_excentionally fi n.e. and. the; ?
The'vocal music w?s 1>\emh& IM"''!'.
lectures ins t r u o ti v e. But the
Spragues in their presentation of
Esmeralda and Rip Van Winkle
were just wonderful.
With the most meagre stage equip
ments they made the two plays
seem veritably life-like. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Sprague are fine artists,
six characters were supposed to act
in each play. Yet only two persons'
Not a word of the Fair, First
Day, Farm Day. Dr. Green spoke,
and second day Children's Day*
Dr. Mulherin and Mrs. Crouch
lectured the mothers. Third day Pa
triotic Day. Rev. Mr. Huggins
spoke. Every day had some at
traction. Perhaps the prettiest feat
ure was the doll parade of second
day. Although the last day-Flag
Raising Day-it was an inspiring
sight to see the children headed
by negro band (brass) march
around grounds with their Hags and
then form around" pole to listen to*
address. Miss Rosalie Brown bad -
raised school flag. Theschool exhibit
showed that some of the girls were
skilful needle-women, good cake
makers and knew all about canning
. The boys had some exhibits of
vegetables and corn, which were
The ladies had canned goods,
pickles, preserves, fancy work
galore. . .
. Friday and Saturday nights there
was a moving picture show at school..
A certain young man, past middle
age, has found the ?shoi;t cut to the
Rehoboth section and'is keeping the
path warm. You ?an hear him
whistle on the road home in the wee
small hours almost any night.
It will 'soon be too cold to whistle.
Parksville, S. C.
When we pause to think of our
forefathers having crossed the At
lantic ocean, having laid the found
ation of this civilization in their
blood, fighting the Spaniards and
Indians, having lived in huts and
upon the simplest food, having
suffered from the cold by winter
and heat by the summer, having .
died of malaria and other diseases
from exposure, when we think of
these things and then compar? them
with ourselves, it is as little as we
can do to remember gratefully the
the goodness of God and expressing
it in thanks-living and thanksgiving;
expressing it in our loyalty and de- j
votion to the Church of Christ, ?
which they loved so much and for
which they mude such memorial
saorifice. As we look baok over the
pages of the past we are reminded of
the saying, "Every nation that has
accumulated wealth and that did not
spend it for the propogation of
Christianity did afterward spend it
in war." .Therefore let us take