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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1917
W. C. T. U. Held Meeting. Miss
Finnstrom Present. Two
Freight Trains Collide.
Mr. Clark 111.
The December meeting of the W.
C. T. U, was held on Friday after
noon, and was one that enlisted the
sympathy of every one present, not
only the members, but the visitors
A public meeting in one of the
churches had been planned, but ow
ing to the very disagreeble weather
the meeting was had in one of the
homes of the members, Mrs. J. H.
White, as this was.most centrally
located for the majority of the mem
The subject for the meeting was
"Rescue Work." or "Moral Educa
tion," as it is now termed, and Miss
Anna Finnstrom, superintendent of
the Door Hope, Columbia, had been
invited by the union to be present
at this meeting, as she was nearby,
for a short business visit.
The work of the union is well
furthered by departments, and in
the department of moral education,
the local superintendents, are Mes
dames J. H. White and Mamie A.
Huiet. Miss Payne stated that
only a short business session would
be had, as all the time was needed
for the talk of Miss Finnstrom.
Mrs. Huiet conducted the devo
tional, using the sixth chapter of
The treasurer, Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
reported ?27.98 cleared from the
S?perinteudent of Soldiers and
Sailors, Mrs. A. P. Lott, reported
forty arm rest6, and ~a~ bushel of..
clippings, the la
the children of ;
der the directior
Mrs. L. C. Latin
~<TI me ibiaie 2>uj
Sailors were laid
cheer at Christin
dier at Camp Js
suggestions will-. _._ at mc
The matter of the "Hostess
House," as presented by the State
president, Mrs. Sprott, was pre
sented, and the union most heartily
endorsed her pian, and will ccutrib
ute to this.
Mrs. J. H. White introduced Miss
Finnstrom at the time, telling what
she had meant to this gcod work
she has in charge.
Mis9 Finnstrom talked for about
an hour, and the work was dis
cussed with her.
The work appealed to every one,
and all present were so glad that
they could aid her by the shower
box they were tillimr that afternoon
for the Door of Hope.
One of the visitors was so inter
ested and moved to help, that as
soon as the meeting was over she
went to a nearby store and ordered
more to add to the gift from her.
A committee was appointed to
further canvass, that every one
might have au opportunity to help
in this most appealing need.
A pleasant incident of thew meet
ing to Miss Finnstrom was in meet
ing one of her native land, and even
from the same town.
Mrs. Alfred Hutto, learning that
Mrs. Fiunstrom was a Swede, came
to the meeting, because she had a
desire just to see some one of her
own country, not having resided in
Johnston so long.
After the meeting, in conversa
tion, they found that they were
even from the same town.
It seemed a great pleasure and
comfort to each, and every one was
glad that this little kindred touch
should come to these two so far
from their own.
On the farm of Mr. A. P. Lott
the colored people have erected a
small church, with the aid of Mr.
and Mrs, Lott and some white
friends. These colored people have
taken up a collection, and turning
it over to Mrs. Lott has had her to
purchase testaments to send to the
colored soldiers that they knew that
are in the array. They lacked a
few Bibles and the local W. C. T.
U. has supplied the deficiency.
Mrs. Lott has had charge of the lo
cal department of soldiers and sail
ors, and as she has helped them at
their Sunday school in the after
noon, had presented this matter to
them, and of their own will they
undertook the providing of the Bi
On last Wednesday evening,there
was a collision of freights on the
shifting track on the northern side
The engineer, Capt. Littlejohn,
of the south-bounc' freight bad ex
pected the freight to be on the
other track, and as ?he standing
freight was minns the caboose and
lights, he did not see it in time to
preyent the crash, as the track curv
ed at that point. As soon'as he
saw the track was obstructed he ap
plied breaks, but too late. Two
freight cars were smashed, the third
and fourth being steel, but the fifth
was torn up also. The engine was
jammed into the second car, stand
The train crew jumped as the
crash came, and only the conductor
was hurt very much.
The cars caught fire, and an im
mense gasoline tank a short distance
away caused much concern, and the
fire alarm was sounded.
Both passenger trains arrived in
about a half hour, buttbe passengers
bad to be transferred, as the track
was so torn up.
The falling wleet and snow made
the work of clearing the debris very
slow, and especially as the night
was very dark.
The National League for Woman's
Service is, this week, getting ready
to send Christmas gifts to the solr
diera. Each member is asked to fix
the following package:
A large khaki handkerchief is used,
and a tablet is placed in the center.
On this tablet is placed any kind of
gifts that one wishes, and then the
four euds are drawn up and tied.
Several have already completed
... .to spetn.. . ...?eon
with hi>* daughter, Mrs. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Easley, with
little Billy and Charles Law, of
Florence, visited in the home of the
latter's father, Mr. W. W. Batcher,
The New Century club met with
Mrs. H. \V. Grant on" last Tuesday
afternoon, and all tue reports of
committees showed how interested
the members were in their depart
As Christmas gifts to the soldiers
from this ?lub, each member is mak
ing a scrap book to send. This is
to be maile o'' cloth, the edges
pinked, and the book arranged in
sections-a pane for anecdotes, for
good poetry, an appealing page, etc.
There is a movement on foot in the
South to make the birthday of Joel
Chandler Harris, a red-letter day,
December fl being the date. This
falling on Sunday, the club was glad
that thc regular meeting was so n?ar
the date, and a part of the program
was given to this author, Miss Eva
Rushton telling of his life, and most
of the members, answering at roll
call, with interesting facts of his
Mrs. J. W. Marsh was leader for
the literary session, and good pa
pers and selections were read by
Mrs. J. L. Walker, Miss Mont
gomery, Mrs. Dobey, Mrs. J. A.
Lott, and Mrs. J. H. White gave a
fine ?paper on "Good Literature in
While the social feature was en
joyed, several of the best opera se
lections were heard from the vic
The hostess served a variety of
sandwiches and fragrantr-hot coffee.
Mr. M. W. Clark has been quite
ill for the past week, a trained nurse
having been sent for. It is feared
that he will have a similar attack of
pneumonia, as of a year ago.
As provided in the new regu
lations, the local board began Satur
day to mail questionnaires to all
registrants. Five per cent, of all
who registered, except those who
have been accepted at Camp, will be
mailed each day for 2.0 days. The
questionnaires have to be filled out
and returned to the local board for
classification within seven days from
the day they were mailed. Each
questionnaire bearing the date on
which it was mailed.
RED OAK GROVE
Y. W. A. Met With Miss Mamie
Timmerman. Social Circle
Met at Mrs. Dow's Sun
That which ?R the most beautiful
is the most noble subject, therefore,
meditation on . the creation of this
world, serves to give us due senti
ments of the wisdom and goodness
of the Sovereign Disposer of all
things. In giving us the Sabbath
as day of rest. God knew our
weakness. We are robbing our
selves of indescribable good not to
utilize it, as the Lord's day. How
to spend it as a day of worship and
in gratitude to God. Our own con
science is a safe guide, and when
that directs us, we had better be
ware of a compromise. The ex
ample for us to remember and keep
before us, is the life of our Saviour.
Much is being said in regard to the
attitude of our beloved America.
Demands keep coming to us in
defense of her safety-our means,
many are giving; our lands; the soil
is being utilized as never before,
our labor is needed, everything we
possess is at stake for her safety,
last, b?t not least, the young man
hood of our land stands bravely to
combat the great enemy, who
greedily and brutishly demands our
liberty.' Oh, the Soldier Boys! Our
heart goes out to them, for they
must win the victory. In the senti
ment of the splendid poem, God
bless our Boys."*
We spoke some time ago of the
great leadership in- Bible history,
and as we studied it, we learned to
appreciate with gratitude to God,
?-I?'*. l?n/lor?hin and mmAic** ??<
ignorance ol . .au .v.a"
by Miss Dead is Dow.
Social Circle No. 2 was largely
attended at Mrs. Mjnnie Dow's.
The meeting was made one of un
usual interest by the presence-of
Mrs. VV. O Whatley, who in her
sweet and attractive manner made
report of the Y. W. C. A. at Edge
field. After which a subscription
was taken, amounting io several
Others not present have con
tributed so we are sure when the
amount from each circle is reported
! it will be gratifying and encouraging.
The spirit of willingness, to do,
was evident by the cheerful giving.
We felt like exclaiming, "The Lord
loveth a cheerful giver,! for each
gift is precious in his sight, and
will redond to our good and His
Mrs. Lizzie Shelton will lead next
meeting Jan. 9th, 1918 at Mrs.
Lambs. Programme may be given
Mrs. Tr?pp McManus has been at
bedside of her aged mother, Mrs.
Maggie Griffiis who is still confined
to bed. Loving hands are ever
ready to relieve the suffering caused
by the fall Mrs. Griffis sustained
several days ago.
We had such a very happy sur
prise last week to find our dear good
friend Mrs. Thersea Adams able to
answer door call. She, too, had a
fall from the door steps some time
ago, which caused her many friends
anxiety about her, she being nearly
eighty-five years of age.
The splendid home of Mrs. G. O.
Bunch and the unbounded hospital
ity extended made a "way farer"
feel that life is worth the living,
deeming it quite a privilege to be
Mr. Mealing Bunch of North
Augusta and his sister Miss Theresa
Bunch, student at Limestone, were
guests Thanksgiving of their
brother Dr. G. Nixon Bunch of
Misses Mamie Holmes, Mamie
Bussey and Katherine Kenrick re
turn 20th from Limestone to spend
Miss Ruth Timmerman from Tub
man is to be with home-folks for the
Miss Effie Wates is with her sister
Mrs. Eva Bussey.
Messrs. Bruce and Henry Timmer
man and Frank Kenrick leave Tues
day for pleasure trip to Greenwood.
Prof. Tucker, principal of Red'
I NORTHERN TRIP
Miss Sue Sloan Gives Graphic
Description of Her Trip
to New York and
(CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK.)
After oar return to New York
we were entertained in the home of
Mrs; Hall with an enjojable musi
cal and delicious refreshments. She
ia a charming hostess. We were
also- invited to dine with Mrs.
Allen. I shall never forget her
lovely children. They reminded me
of Raphael'?? cherubs.
Another evening Mrs. Vince in
vited friends to enjoy social games
and refreshments. She has inher
ited ft streak of humor from Judge
Baker, her father, and all were de
lighted to be with her. Mr. Vince
carried me on an instructive ride.
He is a close observer, and gives
you valuable information connected
with the places you pass.
Another day I went with a friend
on an observation bus, and passed
many places of note.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor invited us
to join them for a picnic on the
sound, where I took ray first swim
ming lesson in the surf.
Another day Mr. Ashton invited
us to join him on a picnic. The val
uable feature " of this day was his
intellectual conversation, as he has
travelled extensively in Europe, ?nd
has ?extraordinary conversational
We were also invited to join Mrs.
Ransom on a picnic. She resides at
Newark, N. J. We went a consid
erable distance ont of the city, pass
ing through north, east, south and
magniticen,. "ct? of Bell Haven
Park and millionaire marinions of
Greenwich, going beyond its limits
in every direction. We were amazed
when we heard of the exorbitant
amount it had required to add to
nature's beauties on these vast
estates, with, palatial residences
demonstrating both the greatness of
God and man.
We took quiti a number of kodak
pictures, and I have a collection of
post cards. Tf any of my friends
would like to see them, I will put
them in my electric picture machine
and on the canvass they will see the
picturesque panorama with sloping
hills covered with nature's carpet of
green, adorned with mansions as
handsome as ever were seen. And
we were in a position to sympathize
with them when time came to leave.
The Prince of Peace had given
them the possession of a Paradise in
the Gai den of Eden, as He has given
man in the world today. They
were dissatisfied by one privilege
being withheld, and their fiist sin
. has multiplied to make it necessary
for the United States to train 2,0UU,
000 men. I beheld in New York
Uty one of the grandest militaiy
parades in the history of the world,
35,000 soldiers with fifteen bands of
mubic- When they ceased, the
quietude reminded one of a wonder
ful funeral procession in Washing
ton, D. C., as one of the members
of the cabinet was being carried to
his last resting place. The multi
tudes stood with tear-dimmed eyes,
and all nature seemed aa still as
death, save the soldiers,
"Tramp, tramp, tramp,
The boys are marching.
Cheer up, comrades, they will come,
And beneath the starry flag
Breathe the air again
Of our free land in our beloved home. "
Three days previous to this parade
New York did everything to express
their appreciation of their service
and to divert them, Joffre of France,
Hill school, was guest of Mr. Perry
Hamilton last week-end and enjoyed
a big opossum hunt, given by the
boys in the neighborhood.
Mr. O'Neal Timmerraan was
K?ven credit for best 'possum dot;
in the race.
Mr. T. W. Lamb will go to
Brunswick last of December on
business and pleasure trip also,
will probably be away the month of
Viviaai and numbers of the
French War Commission and the
hero of the Marne and his compa
triots, the French and British com
missioners. - The party arrived on
the Jersey City side, boarded pri
vate yachts, were conveyed to the
Battery, met by Mayor Mitohell,
were given a reception, with com
mittee protected by a special guard,
mounted police and squadron and
National guard from the Battery.
From this they went to the City
Hall. City Hall Park was elabor
ately decorated as court of Honor,
several military and semi-military
organizations in uniform as addi
tional guards, lent brilliancy to the
Mayor Mitchell welcomed the
visitors to the city, the reception be
ing given in the Governor's room.
Thence they went to Grant's tomb.
Marshall Joffre placed a wreath on
its sarcophagus. The Frenchmen
passed Union Square to see the
statue of LaFayette. This faces
a statue of George Washington.
The distinguished guests visited Co
lumbia. Univ?rsity, where President
Butler conferred degrees on Mar
shall Joffre and Viviani.
In Prospect Park, Brooklyn, the
Frenchmen unveiled a new statue of
LaFayette, and a reception was ;
given at the public library, where
Marshall Joffre met widows of
French soldiers who have died in
the trenches, their orphans and
wounded soldiers fighting for
Secretary of War Baker, Mar
shall Joffre and others of military
distinction went to West Point,
Viviaui remained in the city to at
tend a luncheon giveu in their
honor by the lawyers of the ?city.
The Bl'! tifill n/lmmiw;-> ~?Anuri.
when members ot Dom v.u.......o...~..u
were honored guests at a banquet at
the Waldorf. The French commis
sioners left the city before the Brit
ish, as the latter remained to attend
a reception at the Chatubt-r of Com
The New York City troops had a
send-oi? dinner before leaving: for
Spartanburg, S. C. Mayor Mitch
ell made an announcement of a com
mittee composed ol' almost every
prominent hotel and restaurant man
in the city the eve of the soldiers
departure. The provisions used
were voluntary gifts by wholesale
merchants of the city. The sup
plies were assembled at a central
base, and from there taken to sev
eral encampments and armories.
The chief feature of the menu was
turkey, 40,UU0 pounds having been
A committee of ladies, under the
direction of Mrs. Nelson Henry,
assisted at the ceremonies.
The Lambs arranged what is
known as a "Little Gambil" for
each encampment and armory.
While troops were enjoying their
meal a formal dinner was enjoyed
at the Baltimore to Major-Generai
John F. D. Bryan and officers of
his staff. Each soldier, was given
three special printed cards for use
of closest relatives or friends.
These tied to the honored person
was the only thing that would ad
mit them. Stands were built" fiom
which Governor Whitman, Mayor
Mitchell and mayors of up-state ci
ties saw the parade. Another stand
from which civil-war veterans and
other guests of honor viewed the
greatest parade in the history of
New York to mark the der/arture of
the New York National Guardsmen
Immediately after the marches
the soldiers left for their tiains.
They first thought of sending
35,000 to Spartanburg training
camp, but later divided with Vir
ginia, Pennsylvania and District of
While at the Clove a young man
called. Being a stranger there, I
was perplexed to know who knew
me. My hostess told me he was the
pride of the Clove, Mr. Siduey
Clark, as he had made himself
quite distinguished by accepting ad
vantage of a scholarship, graduating
with distinction. He was a son of
(Continued on Fourth Page)
Wood in Great Demand at
High Prices Extreme Cold
Weather Causes Sick
Oh, how bitter cold it has been
for more than a week, and no
prospects for better, for several days
If the sun doesn't come out and
warm up things, there will be mauy
children, and grown upsvdisappoint?
ed by not being able to go to town
to see Santa.
This has been one week past that
travel has been scarce, even the
wood wagons having had to suspend
operations, although wood was at
such a demand. The teams could
not pull up the slick glassy hills,
would slip down so, the drivers had
to leave the wagons and go back
home. Wood was selling on Mon
day and Tuesday of last week before
the snow and sleet, of Tuesday night,
at the highest prices I have ever
heard of in Augusta.
A little one horse wagon load of
stove wood cut up, brought, ?2.25,
and that not cut up was selling at
?8.00 per cord. When a load of
wood reached North Augusta, the
people would flock around it bidding
for it. They even write to beg that
yon bring a cord of wood lo them
at once, or if yon can't haul it, let
them know, and they will do the
It is pitiful that there is such a
wood famine, now in this extreme
ly cold spell. We had wood but'
ran low in-cut up, and the engine
was frozen up so they .could not saw,
until Friday, then we WPM .->-*
one has already moved off, and the
oiher one, preparing to go, so
wont help at all.
One of the children now, has
grippe, and we fear the others will
take it, as I thiuk it is contagious.
W hat a pity it is that so many of
the soldiers were not trust worthy.
It throws &? bad light on ibuse
who are all right.
One of them from Camp Hancock
came out last Friday and asked for
a night's lodging at Mr. Hallinan's.
I am told and said he was looking
for an escaped soldier, to take him
back, ??o he was taken care of, and
when Mr. Hallinan started back to
his business Saturday morning, he
went back to report and later, walk
ed on back up the M arti uto wo road
anl went into Mr. Hallinan's house,
and took his little girls red knit cap
and put it on and took Mr. Hall
inan's gun and belt of cartridges,
and dog and came on up to Mr.
Harry Bunch's, and weut in there
to warm and get dinner. Then
went on up the road. Mr. Hallinan
went up on Sunday looking for him,
but don't think he found him.
We can't tell who of them can be
trusted, as they all have on the same
kind of clothes.
Sunday was such an awful day,
we did not go to church, so don't
know whether there were serv?tes
there, or not. Messrs. Frank and
Hall Tuwnes have been sick the past
week with colds, but are better now.
Messrs. George McKie, James H.
Adams, and George McKie, Jr. have
returned from their hunting trip to
Florida, and much enjoyment.
" Deserve Good Patronage.
An entertainment will be given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Wells Friday night, December 28,
for the benefit of the Horn's CFeek
cemetery. All young ladies are re
quested to carry boxes of lunch that
will be sold at auction to the highest
bidder. However, no box will be
allowed to bring more than ?1.50,
which will protect the purees of the
young men that have been somewhat
strained or drained by the Christmas
season. Beside? the boxes of lunch,
plates will be served at a reasonable
price. Nobody will be allowed to
leave hungry. The occasion will be
one of unusual merriment for the
young folk, and old ones, too, for