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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918
Large Subscription for Budget.
New Century Club Met,
Missions Hold Delight
The Baptist church has been fol
lowing the budget system now for
the second year, and it has proved
most satisfactory. The "every mem
ber canvass" to arrange for the ex
penses of the church for 101S was
set for Sunday, January 0, there be
ing thirty-two members of the
church to undertake this. These
all met at the church, and after dif
ferent sections beiug assigned went
two and two in cars, and every mem
ber, as far as practical, was seen,
and a voluntary contribution card
was signed for the year's expense.
At the evening's service all these
sixteen committees gave a report of
the fine success of their work, and
the cordial welcome every one gave.
The amount of the budget system is
$4,60?. Of this the committee*
were expected to raise $3,417.50,
and when all had reported it was
found that ?3,770. "JU was the
amount subscribed. Many had
gone over what they had subscribed
last year. Every one felt very grate
ful for such good repul?s, and all
joined in singing "Ail Hail the
Power of Jesus Name."
Lieutenant Quincy Kinard .of
Camp Jackson spent Sunday in the
.home of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Misses Sue and Pauline Ti m mer
man haye been guests of relatives
The W. C. T. XL will not meet
the second Friday afternoon, but
will meet the third Friday after
noon, the chancre being made on ac
count of week of prayer.
The historical meeting of the U.
D. C. has bo2n changed to thud
News has reached here of the
death of Mr. Schumpert at his home
in Yidalia, Ga. Mr. Schumpert
married Miss Emma Bland, and
there are many here who knew him,
and regret to learn of his death.
Miss Sara Carwile accompanied
her niece, Mrs. Eugene McA?pine,
home to II arts ville, and will spend
awhile with her.
The recent meeting of the Mary
Ann linic chapter was a very inter
esting one, and trie work of the new
year was well started oil-in a man
ner that delighted the heart of each
Daughter. The meeting was op
ened by the Loni's prayer in con
cert, the president, Mrs. M. T.
Turner, presiding. Tile chapter's
first work was sending a check fur
829.00 to headquarters, this to be
used in equipping a bed in the Amer
ican hospital in France.
The S. C. Division is trivium ?000
to maintain a room in ibis hospital
for one year, and the chapter will
make a good contribution to this.
A report of thc Christmas atten
tions from the chapter to the veter
ans and sick members was told of,
the veterans willi baskets nf fruits,
and the ladies bouquets of white
carnations and poinsettas.
Thc notes id' thanks from these
dear old soldiers brought tears to
tiie eyes of all as they expressed
their appreciation. The committee
stated that it was to tiieui one of
the sweetest things that they did
Christmas in taking these gifts to
Mrs. O. D. Black, vice-piesident
Edisto District, brought before the
chapter the matter ol' education, as
supported by the district.
This district gives a hundred
This chapter has a partial schol
arship at Coker college, giving fifty
dollars, and a member of thc local
C. of C. has taken advantage of
it-Miss Janie Bruce.
A new member was gained, Mrs.
Joseph Cox, who was given a cor
dial welcome. The next meeting
will be held with her the first Thurs
day in February.'
Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta has
been sick here for the pat.t week in
the home of his sister, Mrs. S. G.
Mrs. S. J. Watson has been at
the Columbia hospital with her lit
tle son, Rhodes, who has had some
throat trouble that necessitated an
Mr. Griffin Asbell died last
Monday night at his home near
here, from an attack of pneumonia.
He had been sick for a short while,
and all efforts for his restoration
were resorted to.
Mr. Asbell was a veteran,.and was
nearing seventy years of age.
He was a noble, Christian m
and -was identified in every s(
endeavor. He leaves a family
sons and daughteis that is an hoi
to him. H?R widow survives hi
Rev. Tillman Asbell is one of
The funeral was conducted
Tuesday afternoon by his past
Rev. W. S. Brooke, and the bc
was laid to rest in the family bu
M?ES Clara Sawyer waa host
for the New Century club on Tu
day afternoon, and although I
weather was unfavorable there wi
several present. .Mrs. Grant p
sided. The club decided to wr
to the senators, urging them to t
their influence in having the St:
make provision for the feel
The club members are collecti
magazines to send to the sold ie
and each, member is making a seri
book or joke-book to send to t
soldiers. These books are beii
very prettily made.
The State Federation of Womel
clubs will give * 1,000 for comm
ni ty work, this making 8250 f
each district, an average of $10.
per club. This club is gin d' to ha
a part in this, and win send tin
contribution right away.
Mrs. J. L. Walker conducted tl
literary program, the subject bein
"Short Story Writers." A li
sketch o? Henry J. Watts was give
with selected readings, and a list
the short story writers of the Soul
Mrs. James Strother prepared
fine paper on "Edgar Allen Pot
Contribution to the Short Story,
Selected readings from chief autho
were had by Mrs. Grant. Miss
Rushton and Payne.
Some of the scrap-books, cot
pleted, were exhibited.
Misses Annie and Ronnette Hire
man of Manning, Miss Esther Be
ger of Kingstreet, and Misa Bett
Osteen of Columbia, have bee
spending awhile with Miss Faun
Shade, and with other visitors
most pleasant house party was ha
One evening of the past'week tl
partj was invited over to a si
o'clock dinner in the home of M
and .Mrs. I. Mukasby of Edgefieh
Mrs. David Phillips and Mi:
Hath Phillips of Springfield ai
guests of Mrs. Mary Waters.
Mrs. Paul Perry spent last wee
here with relatives. .
Mrs. Auburn Mayer has relurne
to Washington, D. C., after a vis
to the home of her fattier, Mr. YV
Mrs. C. P. Corn was hostess f<
the Apollo tonsil club on Wednei
day afternoon, and a full attendant
started off the new year's worl
Mrs. E. R. Mobley presided, an
the club further discussed inking
greater part in war reliel work, an
the com millee to raise funds hope
to have the entertainment soon
The Armenian sufferers were give
*~>.00 by the club. The mein bei
will write to the senators urgin;
ihfir support in the measure fo
the State lo make provision fer th
The musical program was ver,
The story of "Faust" was tob
and several of the selections fron
this < pera were given, and the vic
trola gave some beautiful selection
from the "Garden Scent," sung b;
Caruso and Farrar. The lives o
Caruso, Calri and Campanini wen
During the social period tin
hostess, assisted by Mesdames L. S
Maxwell, T. R. Hoyt and M. W
Crouch, served a dainty swee
course, the favors being new yeai
bells, and each one was found tc
contain a little gift.
Mrs. H. E. Graham has returnee
from Margaret Wright hospital
where she wag under treatment.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Raysor ol
St. Matthews, and Mr. and Mrs. R
P. Stackhouse of Americas, Ga.,
have been guests ?ti the home ol
their father, Rev. J. H. Thacher,
Miss Mattie Workman of Chap
pells is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker en
i ter tai ned with a most pleasant six
o'clock dinner for visiting relatives
and other guests last week. The
evening was delightful in every way,
. as spent in this hospitable home.
Mrs. Kittie Rushton of Given
wood has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. Lavinia Wright.
Mr. Thomas Milford represented
I the Johnston Masonic Lodge at the
Little Francis Pickens Werts.
On Tuesday, January 1st, 1918, the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wert*
was made sad when the dear Mas
ter called away little Francis Pick
ens, their dearest treasure on earth,
and their only darling babe. The
only grand child of Mr. and Mrs.
W, E. Parkman, and ouly great
grand child of^Mr. F. P. Johnson.
He was laid to rest in Good Hope
cemetery, January 2. He was sick
only 5 days, while he was real sick
all that time, all prayed that the
dear Master would see fit to let the
little darling stay longer with papa
and mama hereon earth.
But the dear Lord knoweth best,
so called little Francis Pickens to
glory, where he baa a place for all.
Ile gave him to them for 10 short
months. Then he wanted one more
precious angel in heaven to make it
brighter. So called little Francis
Pickens to join the happy band.
And now he is in heaven and with
the angels stand.
We know 'twas hard to give him
up a little darling, so fair and
sweet, but he is bne more little
anirel, that will be wailing papa
and mama to greet, and oh, what a
happy day 'twill be when they all
shall meet. He was loved by all
who knew him, for hf? was such a
sweet babe. Hat his body now lies
in the grave, while the little soul is
with the one who gave.
To papr. and mama, Francis
Pickens wi.I by waiting with the
happy band that stands'by Heaven's
gate ana he has a place b}7 his side
When you have finished al! the
work (-rod gave you to do be it
soon or late, the Lord giveth and
lie taketh away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Gaines, S. C.
Canada Floors John Barleycorn.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. -?2.-Importa
tion of intoxicating liquors into
Canada after Monday next is pro
hibited, and their manufacture will
be prohibited after a dale to be de
termined later, Premier Bordon offi
cially announced to-day.
Thc Plumier said thule would be
an investigation and consideration
of tile conditions in thc liquor in
dustry before the date for prohib?*
lion of manufacture is decided
Tin- ban will romain in force dur
ing the war and for one year after
conclusion nf peace.
The action was taken, the premier
stated, by virtue of "the unmistaka
ble mandate" given the government
December 17 (thc dale of the Cana
dian election) for thc vigorous pros
ecu! ion of the war and for ''the em
ployment of all the country's ener
gies ami resources necessary to
Any liquor or beverage contain
ing more than 2j per cent alcohol
shall be regarded as intoxicating
liquor and banned under the new
order. The restrictions do not ap
ply to importations for medicinal,
sacramental, manufacturing and
"It is essential and indeed vital
for thc efficient conduct of the war
that wasteful or unnecessary expen
diture should be prohibited and
that all articles capable of being
utili/.ed as food should be con
sen cd," said the premier's state
ment, "Il is beyond question that
the use of liquor affects adversely
ihe realization of this purpose."
Grand Lodge recently held in Char
Mrs. Lucy McLenna is at Wagner
visiting her brother,-Mr. Henry
Miss May Watson has gone to
Americus, Ga., to visit her eisteT,
Mrs. Luther Lott.
M ?ss Catherine Cornwell of Ches
ter is the guest of Mrs. Robert
Dr. Victor Seigler of Florida
spent a few days of last week here
in tho home of his aunt, Mrs. A. P.
Mrs. Lee Price and four little
children are visiting in the home of
the former's father, Mr. Sawyer.
Our stock of furniture, Red Room
Suits, Beds, Wardrobes, Mattresses
and Springs of all kinds is com
plete. Also a full stock of Chairs,
Rugs, Art Squares, Clocks, Kitchen
Cabinets, etc. We are in a position
lo make prices reasonable.
H. 13. Jones.
Building Owning and Living in
Your OAVTI Home.
(Third Prize, Out-of-City Composi
The people who stand forth for
permanent advancement along any
line are home-builders and home lov
ers. The European Empire was in
vincible as long as the homes were
pure and upright. When the homes
became corrupt, Rome fell. No gov
ernment is better than homes of the
governed, because: "There is its
majesty and strength. There is the
beginning and the ending of its re
' There is no home unless you own
it. T?e rented house is merely the
place you live in. The home compels
the owner to save. It compels him
?f?-be careful with his property, to
improve it or repair it whenever it
is necessary. Not so with the man
who rents a home. Break out a ?
glass? Tear off a board? "Yes." "Let
the owner pay for it." Build a fence
or improve the property in any way?
"No, it is none of my place. I pay
rent," is his motto. It develops a
spirit of wastefulness and anything
pave economy and usefulness. Yet
there are millions of people in the
United States who, live in houses that
they do not own. They are willing
to pay rent month in and month out,
living from hand to mouth, not car
ing or preparing for thc "rainy day."
This condition should be remedied.
To build the hame you arc to live
in is the corner stone to your life.
The dream of a home of your own
will come true if you save every doll
ar that yau can. Build your home to
suit your bank account not your fan
cies. Do not turn up your nose at
the little cottage that you are able
to pay for and pine for a lordly man
sion. No! Because a home is ele
gant, luxurious, and beautiful is no
proof that it is a home. "Marble
walls do not constitute a home, nor
iron bars a jail."
It is an easy matter to borrow
??-'--'?y- But even to borrow money
you must have a~ba"sis oi?'Tvlrich- le
start. If you have saved you can
obtain the balance from thc "Build
ing and Loan Association." This
method is the best for the poor man
and small builder. With $3,000.00
I am to buy my lot and build my
j home. The land outside the town)
j limits is just as well suited for build
: ing purposes as the land in town,
i It is much cheaper than the town
lots and is free of town taxes. The
' lot I have selected is one acre in
j size, level and well drained. The
! cost for thc lot is moderate, only
I $150.00, which is a drawing card for
j I have considered many plans for
j building houses. I have read thc
building sheets in the current maga
zines. I have read hooks describing
the one just suited for the small
builders. I studied over a hook by the
; name of "Convenient Cottages at
moderate pi ices." But tu my mind
j they were not convenient. The
j prices were far from moderate. Thc
I houses that were anything in the
I neighborhood of thc prices that ?
was willing to pay looked like doll
j houses. What I want is a home, a
j place to live in, not a fancy little
play house to look at. The structure
I have in mind is a one-story building
with four large rooms and a kitchen.
Around the front of the house i.? a
large and broad piazza. The win
dows are large and tho ceiling'? of
the rooms are high. The piazza, large
windows and high ceilings are a ne
cessity in this part of tho country.
The outside of thc building is very
plain. The roof being square, but
the squareness broken by two win
dows. The whole house is large,
strong and sturdy, built not only to
withstand the summer breezes but
the wintry blasts, to be a shelter
from the heat and cold outside. A
place in which to live at all times
and in all weathers. The rooms also
are square and large. They are well
lighted and ventilated. Each has a
closet which is lined with cedar, this
to keep out moths and insects. The
rooms are heated by coal grates and
are to bc ^ghtcd by electricity, I
hope. The nail runs thc entire length
of the house, two rooms being on
each s?c of it. The front door opens
upon a beautiful eastern view; the
back on thc golden sunlit hills.
The kitchen is especially conven
ient. It is in easy reach of the din
ing room, a short' hallway connecting
them. On each side of' the hallway
?ire doors leading into pantries for
storing the groceries. It is also in
easy reach of water, the well being
on the back porch, nearly at the
kitchen door. The coal range is in
the corner of the kitchen. It is con
nected with a chimney going directly
from the ground through the ceiling.
This does away with the flue in the
ceiling, the cause of so many fires.
The kitchen is very large and has
three windows, it should not be un
bearably hot in the summer for that
The architect who is to build my
home and myself went to the neigh
boring city and purchased the ma
terial. The lumber that we selected
was not the cheapest, but is good and
substantial. The lumber was season
ed and well dressed pine for the por
tions that showed. The rafters and
sills were rough but strong. The
weatherboarding and ceiling are long
straight boards, free of knots, a
beautiful sight to look at. The
brick, tin for the roof, and all the
other necessary material were all of
Mr. Anderson; the architect, after
receiving the building material, set
to work with his company of skilled
workmen, and in an amazingly short
time had completed his .work.
Yesterday, as I approached my
home, it was with a feeling of pride
that I looked npon it. The freshly
painted sides were as white as snow,
the roof reflecting the rays of the
morning sun, the doors thrown open
as if in welcome, it seemed to me
that it was the most beautiful place
on earth. Home is the most beauti
ful place to the man who builds it,
owns it, and loves it. As I walked
across the rough fields to my house,
I thought of what I could do to make
it attractive with flowering and
sweet smelling shrubs, flowering
plants and good-natured shade trees
at intervals over the lawn. I enter
thc house, soon to be home, and think
of what is needed there. It must
have books and pictures and music.
Not thc regular furniture alone that
satisfies your body, but something to
? make the liome attractive to, the men
tal side also. I step into the hack
yard. No thoughts, wishes, likes or
dislikes here. There must be an or
chard and a vegetable garden, a pig
pen with the contented young pork
ers grunting in it, a Jersc-y milk cow
lowing for the green pastures, and
the old hen followed by her little
chicks, clucking in thc back yard
around the steps.
I think, hut can only innjrine. what
hollow existence a man who rents a
home must lead? to come into the
world ard leave it unchanged by his
having lived in it
SD WIN ll. FOLK, JR.,
Edgefk'id, S. C.
Antioch, Republican and Red
HUI Pound Their Preacher.
Dear Advertiser: When the good
people of a community do a good
thing in a good spirit and at a good
time, I believe that somebody
ought to tell it on them. During
the holidays, the generous-hearted
people of>Red Hill, Antioch and
Republican churches, frequently
stormed our premises willi wagons,
buggies and men heavily loaded
with flour, meats, meal, potatoes,
fruits, coffee, lice, sugar, wood, pig,
chickens and various other useful
things for the home.
When I was a boy my father and
mother used to pound me occasion
ally, and when I became a minister
the people began to pound me. But
DI be pounded again if I ever got
such a tremendous pounding as the
good people of our churches gave
us during the past few days, and I
understand they are not all done
Many thanks to the good people
who were so thoughtful as to re
member ns in such a substantial
and helpful way. We hope to prove
worthy of all your gifts.
We are always glad to have our
friends visit us and especially when
it is done in such a helpful way.
We hope to 'nave you come often.
Your pastor and family,
J. W. Kesterson.
Cold Spring, S. C.
Have just received 100 sets of
harness that will be sold at the low
est possible, price.
IL B, Jones.
Have just received car load of
r Shingles. E.S.Johnson.
Cold Does Not Stop Young
Lover. Mr. Toll Glover Im
proving. Water Low in
Happy New Year to all. This
happy may come after the new has
worn off for a few days, but the
wish is to all for a happy, prosper
ous and peaceful year.
Some one asked me to-day where
was ''Hardy's Happenings." I said
the ink froze-if it did not, I al
most froze myself. Really, I don't
think there were much happenings
around in this community for the
month of December and so far in
January, except being froze in, at
home by one's own fire, trying to
keep moderately warm, and not
crowd some one else out from t heir
We have one brave laddie in our
immediate neighborhood who braves
the wind, snow, rain, slick roads,
ice, and weather-and, oh, yes!.the
inky darkness, too,-and goes to
see his best girl in North Augusta.
There was one other with a ponder
ous machine that came up Christ
inas night in the rain, and the road
looked like glass as he came pant
ing, slipping, and almost gave out
coming up the incline just below
our home. We went out on the
piazza to see if we could find out
who was having such a hard time,
and we knew. The little lady was
at home from her school, and there
was still another that came quite a
jdistauce to see her. He hada long,
'cold, lonely midnight horse-back
ride, therefore had ample time togo
over the pleasant evening with her.
Other than those, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Adams of Clarks Hill, spent
Christmas day with Mr, George
Adams and family, and went to Au
gusta the following Friday. She
? told me she was disappointed that
lier soldier boy did not get home
for Christmas, but he hoped to come
on thc 8th of January.
Mr. Preston Lanham, Jr., had a
furlough., gran ted him last Friday
from Camp Sevier, Greenville, and
: came home immediately. Came to
I Augusta and out to Belvedere and
i walked from there home, reaching
?there at 3:00 A. M. Mr. and Mrs.
jil. G. liunch and family went up
; Sunday afternoon to see him.
I Wingfield Bunch had a very
?alarming case of croup Monday
j morning. They have all boen suf
; feting with malaria and colds. In
fact all at our home have been half
sick with colds.
We were very glad to hear last
Friday that Mr. Toll Glover was
innch improved, and able to sit up
: and ask for oysters now. We hope
j he will continue to improve.
I Mr. H. H. Scott, Sr., came in.
Friday morning to warm, lie was
on his w t.y to town. Ile was so
cold-raj ! Was telling us of how
I they are shut in over Stevens creek,
the water being so low that the fer
ry boat eonid not be operated al all.
He had to go about a mile or two
out of his way, to Mr. Maikerl's
I ferry, to cross the creek. I really
? think it is a crying shame that no
bri.ige has been put across that
creek, as the Stevens' Creek Power
Co. gave $13,500 towards a. bridge
being built there. What has be
come of thal money, any way? We
people down in the lower side of
the county pay taxes and road tax,
and have just as much right to have
our roads worked and bridges built
and kept up as iu other parts of the
The roads have lots of rough
places that need smoothing, but
if the rains had not held off this
long they would have been very
I noticed the Aiken Journal and
Review copied from Hardy's Hap
penings what was said of the wood
bringing so much in North Augusta.
I wish they would remind their su
pervisor of his duty on the Martin
town road from North Augusta out
to the line between Aiken and Edge
field, and let the road men and ma
chines of each county get busy and
give us a real road to brag one once.
Mr. H. F. Cooper is.making ready
to begin sawing lumber for building
for his tenants as soon as the weath
er will permit.
Miss Crystine Cooper left Sunday
to resume her school duties in
Ninety Six on the 7th.
Miss Sallie DeLaughter left also
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