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i VOL. 82 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1917 . N0 4n
Thanksgiving Day Appropriate
ly Observed. Grew Cotton
Missionary Society. Visited
On Thanksgiving Day a beautiful
Union service was held in the
Lutheran church, Rev. W. S.
Brooke preaching the sermon.
Special music was an enjoyable
The inclement weather prevented
a large attendance, but all present
were g?ad to be there and to join in
praise and thanksgiving to tba
Heavenly Father for His bountiful
gifts and loving care during the
Rev. O. L. Stringfield preached
Sunday evening at the Baptist
church. H?1 ic traveling in interest
of the F'listo Academy.
Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell Cullum,
of Batesburg, have been for a visit
to Mrs. A. P\ Lewis.
F,or many years the members of
the Mary Ann Buie Chapter have,
on Thanksgiving, carried to the
County Home, a box of good things
and at this time, two of the pastors,
Revs. Brooke and Rester accom
panied the committee, Mesdames
White, Rester, Kenney, Bean and
Each member had been told what
to give, and among the edibles, were
canned goods, coffee and sugar, that
the inmates could enjoy later.
Generous plates of the diuner were
then fixed also.
The inmates, 13 in number, were
eagtily expecting the party, and
Mr. and Mrs. Scurry made the
committee most welcome.
Visits were made to the various
homes to see the afflicted, and to
give them their dinner.
When all this had been done, Mr.
Scurry invited the visitors in and
they enjoyed the Thanksgiving
turkey, which these good people had
No better steward, than Mr.
Scurry could ever be found for such
The fine cows and hogs, banks of
potatoes, good winter "garden, and
other evidences show how well he is
managing the farm and caring for
Every one spoke in highest terms
of praise of Mr. and Mrs. Scurry.
In the afternoon, a service was
held at the chapel, both of the
. ministers making talks, which the
inmates all listened to largely, and
they especially enjoyed the songs.
Last year the "cotton plan", was
put forth by the Woman's Mission
ary Society of the Baptist church,
and Mrs. J. L. Walker was appoint
ed to look after this. Each member
who could, was to have a row of
cotton, and when it was all picked, it
was put together and sold- Many of
the members did not have the
ground to do this, but never the
less, (juite a number did. The cotton
was sold last week, and $26.15 was
made for the Missionary Society.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott have
gone to Atlanta to take Marion, for
treatment, he having recently had
another fall, and injured one of his
Mr. Lewis Blount went to Atlanta
Saturday to hear Billie Sunday.
Dr. W. S. Stokes came up to
spend Thanksgiving here with bis
Misses Annelle and Jim Beth
Thacker spent the week end here in !
the home of their parents, Rev. and j
Mrs. J. H. Thacker.
On Friday afternoon Mrs. F. S.
Bland and Miss Orlena Cartledge
entertained for some visiting friends
in a most delightful manner, this
charming affair being held in the
home of the former.
One of the honorees was Mrs. C.
V. Smith, of Tennille, Ga.
Progressive Rook was enjoyed,
and beautiful guest prizes were
A tempting report was later
On Thanksgiving afternoon a
large number of the members of the
National League met to pack the
Christmas box to be sent to the.
Soldiers in France. All the con
tributions were sent lo the home of
Mrs. J. H. White, which was most
There were a number of smaller
boxes of specified dimension?, pack
ed and these when they reach
Hoboken, will be all placed in one I
Red Cross Meeting in Court
.A meeting for the purpose of for
mally organizing a chapter of the
American National Red Cross in the
town of Edgefield, will be held in
the court house Friday afternoon at
Patriotic addresses will be made
and election of officers will take
place. The public is cordially
invited and urged to enroll as mem
bers. Membership dues il.00.
Remember that behind the Red
Cross it is you who bind the band
age, who sets the broken bone who
gives the soothing anaesthesia, who
carries the wounded and dying man
from the battlefield to the hospital.
The Red Cross that helps the World
in distress, asks your aid.
Sarah R. Collett.
Chair. League for Woman's Service.
Club Work and Orchard Notes.
Any boy between the ages of ten
and eighteen living on a farra may
become a member of the Edgefield
county corn or pig club or both.
As your county demonstration agent
W. E. Stokes can not see each boy
personally within the next two
weeks, all boys who desire to enter
corn or pig club work for the com
ing year will please send their name
and address to the county agent at
Edgefield right away.
Now is a good time to look after
that home orchard. If you havn't
a home orchard now is the time to
buy the trees and set them ont.
Your county demonstration agent
can put you in touch with reliable
nursery men. . x
If your orchard needs pruning
or is affected with San Jose scale,
tre?s bark coated with grayish scale,
call on your demonstration agent
maybe ho can start you on the
Now is the time to lime your,
sour ?and. Break the ground broad
cast or bed it out if hilly, and har
row the lime in. Lime put on DOW
tend* to render potash available for
crops this coming season.
Attending Great Convention.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn accompa
nied by Mrs. W. S. Middleton of
Meriwether left Edgefield on Fri
day afternoon for Washington, D.
C , where they went to attend the
National Convention of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
in session from Dec. 2 though
The articles were mostly sweets,
and every one was most generous in
their contributions. All of the
boxes weighed 172 lbs, so quite a
number of soldiers can get some
thing good at the Christmas season
from this League.
Mr. Benj. Lewis, of Camp Jack
son, ?pent Sunday here.
Sergeant John Suber, of the Camp
at Spartanburg, has been here for a
few days with his sister, Mrs. M.
Mrs. Wyman Woodward, of
Hephzibah, Ga., spent last week
with Mrs. Herbert Eidson.
Mesdames J. II. White and H.
W. Crouch are in Florence thia
week attending tue State U. D. C.
Convention, representing thc Mary
Ann Buie Chapter. Mrs. O. D.
Black, District Historian, is also in
Miss Carrie Mobley, of Sampson,
Ga., has been the guest of relatives.
Mrs. Smith, of Mullins, is visiting
her daughter, Mrs/'E. O. Crouch.
Mr. Bartow Walsh joined his
family here to spend Thanksgiving,
in the home of Mr. W. L. Coleman.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis will go to
Philadelphia soon with her sister,
Mrs. Caldwell Cullom, for a few
Sergeant Brice Feagle, with some
of his friends, spent Thanksgiving
in the home of Mr. W. W. Satcher.
Miss Zimmerman and Yeomans
have been thc guest of Mrs. Joseph
Miss Gladys Padgett, of Edge
field, spent last weak here with
Mrs. Robert Long.
-Mr. and Mrs. David Howard and
family have moved here from Ridge,
and are domiciled in the Strother
Rev. W. S. Brooke is attending
the State Baptist convention at
Rock Hill this week. The church,
at Conference on Sunday voted to
defray all his expenses of the trip.
RED OAK GROVE.
Large Church Attendance. Flat
Road School Flourishing.
Social Circle No. 1 Meets
With Mrs. Thurmond.
Our pastor, Rev. . G. W.-Bussey,
was greeted last Sunday by large
attentive audience. His text was:
"If any roan will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow me. Matt. 16:24."
In his usual manner the subject was
plain and practical, both i.he young
and old were earnestly entreated to
have a purpose in life, thereby in
mark degree accomplishing wonder
I ful success. He also spoke briefly,
but pointedly on Public Morals, a
specially vital subject just at this
Rev. Kesterson, from Florida, hav
ing arrived, took charge of his
church at Red Hill on yesterday.
Large audience showed their ap
preciation of his presence among
Flat Rock school seems to be
moving along fully well now with
an attendance of more than fifty
It is most gratifying that number
churches assembled in a Thanks
giving service on last Thursday.
Misses Maggie Mae Roberson and
Minnie Low Parks, of Parksville,
attended services at Rock Oak Grove
Mrs. Mamie Bussey is visiting re
latives in Greenwood this week.
Miss Ruth Timmerman was home
for Thanksgiving from Tubman
High School in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland, of Green
wood, have retnrned home, Mr.
Holland having been detained by
sickness, remaining last week with
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
_Mr^^.njLJyt!,?jL_?lil] Aiton: -of!
^allison, spent week end" with
latter's sister, Mrs. Maggie Griffi6,
who is suffering so patiently from
the fall sustained several days ago.
Messrs. Joe Bussey, O. 0. Tim
merman and T. W, Lamb accom
panied Mr. Bruce Timmerman to
Mr. J. A. Hamilton and wife also
Mr. McKenney and wife were guests
of Mr. J. A. Hamilton last Sunday.
Social Circle No. 1 meets with
Mrs. Zelphia Thurmond next Friday
p. m. _
"Carolina Farmer and , Stock
Columbia, Dec. 2.-Tho secretary
of State has chartered the Carolina
Farmer and Stockman, with a capi
tal stock of $50,000, the officers be
ing J. Rutledge McGhee, president
and treasurer; J. W. Ligon, vice
president and Hal H. Pratt, secre
The preliminary issue of The
Carolina Farmer and [stockman has
just come from the presses. It is a
sixteen-page farm paper of standard
size, printed on book paper and
contains about sixteen special
articles on various agricultural
topics from the pen of well-known
agriculturists in South Carolina.
The paper has the support and
influence, so it is stated of the State
Department of Agriculture. Clem
son College and in fact all of Caro
lina. . It will have offices in Colum
bia, as well as at Johnston. It is
understood that the paper will begin
regular publication early next
month with a large circulation.
Up to the present time South
Carolina is the only State_ in the
Union which has had no farm paper
and the declaration of the publishers
as outlined by J. Rutledge McGhee
in the preliminary issue states that
"we are among those who believe
that right here in South Carolina
there are just as many agricultural
brains as there are in any other
State," and the purpose of the paper
may be summed up in the phrase
appearing in the preliminary issue,
"we want to carry the message of
the man who has dug it out of the
soil to that man who for years has
been plodding along by a poor
method and has not gotten any
where, and we will be concerned al
most exclusively in South Carolina
agriculture, which has problems
peculiar to its own soils and con
FOR SALE.-Ford Runabout in
good condition. Box 188, Edge
field, S. C.
Mr. Glover Very 111. Sundry
Automobile Troubles. Little
-?Boy Injured. Visit to
We have just heard of Mr. Toll
Glover being very ill. we hope to
hear better news of him soon.
ifem H. Scott, Sr., Mrs. J. D.
Scott, and Miss Inez Scott stopped
on their way to Augusta, were hav
ing some trouble with their machine,
and after finding neither of the
Me?sjffiJBnnch at home, Miss Inez
put oh ^another spark plug and went
on, hooping to be able to get to
Augusta, and have it overhauled.
Automobiles are ever so nice to
have* if they would not get out of
fix at the wrong time, but they al
ways pick a steep hill, or mud
puddle to go dead. We .know^ Jor
we liad arr experience Sundry of
oura not wanting 'to climb hills.
The doctor 6aid (automobile doctors)
the gasoline tube was obstructed by
track. That was a new experience
to us, and we did not know what to
do. : We see the pretty widow rid
ing by in a new Chevrolet, with a
demonstrator, so we suppose she
will have one in a few days.
Mr. Harry Bunch's children have
been sick for several days with
malaria .and colds, so they have had
to miss school, whiofc seems to
worry tba little folks a lot, they love
to go to school.
We were? sorry to hear of the
serious accident Mr. Timmerman's
son had with his automobile on
Monday. We hope the little boy's
limb will soon knit,and not ?ive him
any trouble long. We are always
so sorry .for any one that gets a
limb broken. ,Tis hard for a grown
person to keep quiet so it will knit
straightvmaph/lesB a little 3 years
.old ,ei>H3. * Hoy>e there will be no
coZrp?. iorrtwribT^mr he- wilt soon be
We visited Mrs. Minnie Lanham
Sunda} afternoon and found her
and her children still suffering with
very bad colds, though they were
all better she said. She had not
lost auy of her beauty or vivacity.
We do not wonder she has so
many admirers. They are in each I
utbers ways, going to see her. ?
There were two bachelors there, J
each looking with green eyes, (or
blue), at the other.
Several soldier boys had just left,
when we drove up, and she told ot !
their beautiful singing, which made
us sorry we had hot been in time to
hear it, for we love good music. I
With Mrs. Lanham to play tho ac-1
companiments, we fed we missed a
real treat. Mr. John Mealing, Jr.,
returned home Saturday from a
hunt down at" Beaufort, where lie
spent Thanksgiving very pleasantly. ?
Mr. J. H. Adams has gone to
Florida for a hunt, to be gone in
definitely. Hope he will enjoy the
sport and get something to bring
home with him.
Former Edgefield Young Man
Arrested on Serious Charge.
Rufus Hart, a young married man
employed by the M. L. Kinard
Clothing Store, was arrested yester
day morning on the charge of wilful
ly making false statements or re
ports with intent to interfere with
the operations of service of the
military or naval forces of the Unit
ed States and did wilfully obstruct
the recruiting or enlistment service
of the United States.
The affidavit for the arrest of
Hart was sworn out by a special
representative of the department of
justice. The paper alleges that
Hart damned his country and the
dag and applied vile epithets to the
president. He is charged with say
ing that it was not right that a
married man should be drafted and
leave a lot of single men to loaf at
home and that they could make him
go in the array but could not make
light. He would not lire a shot.
It was a rich man's war and a poor
man's fight. The exemption boards
were also abused, according to the
affidavit. The defendant is charged
with having made the statements
during the draft.
Hart was arrested about 1] o'clock
yesterday morning and the United
States commissioner fixed the
amount of, bail at ?3,U00 and
Wednesday, December 12. at 4
o'clock in the afternoon as the time
for the preliminary bearing.
The defendant had been employed
Beautiful Church Wedding
Trenton, S. C.-A wedding
able in the social annals of Tren
S. C., and one of more than ordir
beauty and interest, was that
Miss Fannie Butler Miller, daue
of Mr. and Mrs.-Albert S. C. Mi
and Mr. Preston Brooks Wise,
which was solemnized at ei
o'clock Wednesday evening at
Presbyterian church in Trentoi
the presence of a large concourei
friends. Both bride and groom
representatives of prominent
Carolina families. The bride ii
the old Butler-Miller-Tillman fa
lies, of old Edgefield, and is a gra
daughter of the late Mr. and fit!
Harrison Butler of North Augui
The groom is a descendant of
distinguished family of Wise
Barnwell, S. C., his grandfather
ing Captain Sid Wise of the C
federacy. Thia in connection w
the persona) popularity of the 301
couple, caused their marriage to
one of more than ordinary iuten
The church was exquisitely ado
ed in bridal color tone of green z
white, with palms and potted pja
and hundreds of handsome wh
chiysanthemums, placed amid g
lands of Southern smilax. 1
ceremony was performed by Kev.
C. Bailey, assisted by Rev. .1
Gaines. As the vast assemblage
friends gathered they were ent
tained with musical selections, M
I Tom Jordan of Winnsboro, pres
ing at the oman and Miss Marye
Langford's magnificent voice v>
heard in "I Love You" and "Swe
heart.'' As the last sweet note di
away the wedding march announc
the bridal party, which was led
the usher.-?, Mr. C. A. Griffin, ft
Jj. C. Day, Mr. J. D. Mathis, J
and Mr. B. R. Tillman, Jr., w
advanced to the altar, and stood 1
either side of the arch of green ai
white over which fluttered a hu
butterfly of wnue tuT^rr^hirgfoS
attended by his best mah, M
Frank Miller, next entered and w
followed by the ring bearer, litt
Miss Rosa May Miller, a sim
cousin of the bride, who wore
dainty gown of white and carril
the ring embedded in an i m men
boifquct of roses. The bride enter?
with ber sister, Misa Sabe Mille
aud has never been lovelier thau
her wedding gown of lustrous sat
duchesse elaborately trimmed
pearls and the entire graceful figni
enveloped in the mist of delica
tulle that was caught to the ha
with a slender coronet of oran<
blossoms. Her Howers were bric
roses. The maid of honor was II
less lovely in a gown of nile grce
moire with trimmings of rhinestom
and carried au armful uf huge jrhil
chrydanthemums. During tue cen
mony Schubert's "Serenade" wa
softly and sympathetically renders
by Mrs. Jordan.
Immediately after the ch ure
ceremony a reception was held 2
the hospitable home of the Millen
which was beautifully adorned fe
this auspicious event with a prc
fusion of handsome dowers, especia
ly beautiful being the bride's tabl
with its gleaming siker and cu
glass and its elaborately iced cake
which on being cut, it was founi
that the ring and bachelor's butto:
fell to Miss Langford and Mr. Al
fred Day. A sumptuous buffe
supper in keeping with the hos
pitality of the home was served tb
many guests present and later th
bride changed her wedding gowt
for a smart traveling toilette anc
accompanied by the most felicitou.1
of good wishes, the young coup!?
left for a journey. On their returr
they will make their home witt
Mrs. Susie Miller, an aunt of thc
Many and very handsome were
the gifts sent this young couple and
the love of their Humorous fmnde
was evidenced in a most substantial
WANTED: Do you want mor
phine, laudanum, paragoric, co
caine or any other drug, if so
come in person to the Keeley Insti
tute, 1329 Lady Street, Columbia,
FOR SALE-150 acres of land
! within three miles ol Edgefield.
Two-horse farm open, good tenant
house. J. G. Heiland. ll-28-2t.
by the Perry-Mann Electric Com
pany. About three months ago he
took a position with M. L. Kinard.
Hart has filled positions at Augusta
and Edgefield.-The State.
Soldiers Visit Home. Mission ai y
Society Met With Mrs. Cart
ledge. Sunday School
It has been many months sinc'e I
have seen a letter in your paper
from Rehoboth, so I am dropping
you a few lines to let you know
what the folks of this community
are doing. ,
Despite the war and tne high
cost of living many a poor old tur
key had his neck broken for yes
Two of our soldier boys, Messrs.
James Perrin and Preston Strom
came home and spent Sunday and
Monday with the home folks. They
are fat, and look very handsome
in their uniforms.
' We are sorry to state that Lang
ford, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Wash is in the Augusta hos
pital. The little fellow underwent
a serious operation. Hope he will .
soon be well again.
The Woman's Missionary Socie
ty met with Mrs. George Cartledge
last Saturday p. m. Our women
have been doing fine work. Besides
the usual apportionment, they have
given six dollars and a half to the
Red Cross Relief Work in McCor
mick county and six dollars andfa
half in Edgefield count}', also made
some pillow cases for the soldier
Rev. J. E. Jackson held an ex
amination for Sunday School Teach
er's Diploma last last week. Misses
Annie Lou Morgan, Martha Strom,.
Lucille Culhreath und Mrs. J. D.
Hughe** stood the examination.
We hate to give up our young
pastor Chrstmas. Revi Kesterson is
going to take up his work here; we
'.hope thst be will please us as well
as Rev. Jackson has.
ing now. She has been sick-seven -"
weeks with erysipelas.
Mr. H. E. Freeland will soon
have his neat little cottage finished.
Mrs. George Cartledge had com
pany from Greenwood ?id Tren ten
The "Willing Workers" Literary
Society of Rehoboth school will
meet at the school-house Monday
o. m., al 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Charlie Morgan and wife
from McCormick spent Wednesday
night and Thursday with the home
folks, Mr. ami Mrs. D. I. Morgan.
Hark: I think I hear wedding
bells dimly ringing. Perhaps you
will hear more about it later, I
must go befoie J betray the secret.
Warning to Merchants. .
It is a matter of commou report
that home Sumter merchants, whole
sale as well as retail, who u-ere for
tunate enough to have a supply of
sugar on hand when the sugar fam
ine ?truck this section, have taken
advantage of the situation-to boost
the price and exact unusual profits.
Instances have been cited of sugar
selling for 12 1-2 cents and even 15
cents a pound in small quantities.
Other merchants, however, sold su
gar as long as their supply lasted at
10 cents a poun.l.
In view of the conditions on the
local market and the current re
ports of excessive charges for
sugar, the following official warn
ing from the State Food Admin
istration will probably be of inter
est to mercants and the public gen
V/nited States Food Administration,
Federal Food Administrator for
South Carolina, David R. Coker
Columbia, Nov. 27, 1917.
Subject: Excessive charge for
Mr. A. C. Phelps, Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir: Report has reached
this office that certain merchants of
Sumter are charging 12 apd 12 1-2
cents per pound for sugar.
Pending the appointment of a
food administrator for your county,
will you please warn the merchants
that a recent ruling of the United
States Food Administration con
siders 12c to be excessive for sugar.
A charge of 12 1-2 cents is there
fore considered a violation of the
food laws and subjects the dealer
* JOE SPARKS,