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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1918
W. C. T. U. Asks for Smokeless
Day. Death of Mr. J. L.
Smith. U. D. C. Histor
The last meeting of the W. C. T.
TJ. was held with Mrs. A. L. Lewis
on Friday afternoon. There was a
good attendance, the day being
a bright one.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Soldiers and Sailors," and several
plans to perfect the work of the
union along this line were discussed.
The president, Miss Payne, had
the devotional and then reports of
officers were heard.
The secretar}', Mrs. Olin Eidson,
reminded all to respond with scrip
ture or some item of interest at i oil
Treasurer, Mrs. Marsh, reported
$23.00 on hand, and many paid
dues at this times.
Corresponding-secretary, Mrs. J.
P. Bean, gave ber report.
The superintendents of the de
partments were again read, as a
change had to be made in some for
the new year.
The Flower Mission, in charge of
Mesdames W. .T. Hatcher and Her
bert Eidson, has been using the
bulbs to send to the sick.
At the death of Mr. J. L. Smith,
an honorary member, two days pre
vious to this meeting, the superin
tendents had ordered a beautiful de
sign with "W. C. T. U." cn it, and
placed it on the casket.
Mesdames J. H. White and Ma
mie Huiet, are superintendents of
"Moral Education," and the hov for
the "Door of Hope" was reported
as the best yet sent from the union,
and a nice sum of money contrib
Mrs. A. P. Lott, who was super
intendent of "Soldiers and Sailors"
during the past month and year as
well, told very interestingly of the
Bibles sent from this union to the
colored troups at Camp Jackson.
Mrs. Lott sent these to Rev. Richard
Carroli, who delivered them to the
soldiers, and he stated that each one
was so glad to own a testament.
Mrs. J. L. Walker will be super
intendent this year of "Soldiers and
Sailors," the union regretting to
have M's. Lott not serve in this ca
pacity. The work of "Soldiers and
Sailors," as mapped out by th-'
State superintendent, was presente?!.
The union decided to purchase
enough khaki cloth to make a
comfort bag for each member to lill
Mrs. Walker, with the other four of
the committee, Mesdames M. T.
Tuner, J. A. Lott. A. P Lott and
A. P. Lewis, will cut these out, and
then distribute to the members to
make and fill. Each member will
make a bandage also.
The sending of candy and writing
letters to soldier boys will be done
also, and several new names of sol
dier boys were handed in.
The matter of the "Hostess House"
in Columbia was now taken up, and
tilt- members discussed this great
endeavor. The union voted to send
810.00 at once to State treasurer.
Mrs. Robinson, for the above pur
The day for prayer for the speedy
coming of National Constitutional
Prohibition was now brought before
the union. A public observance
will be had that day, January 24,
and committees were appointed to
make it generally known.
Each Sunday school was to be
asked to follow out the outlined
program as far as practical.
The president stated that a tele
gram from the union had been sent,
on the 15th to the representatives
urging their influence in ratifying
prohibition amendment; letters also
bad been written.
"It was decided to ask all the
men to observe-a smokeless day,
and give the proceeds to some of
the needy causes to which all are
contributing. Every one is carry
ing out the ' "?a of the meatless day,
so why nc a smokeless day?
"This union hopes not only to
get this started in the home town,
but all over the State."
Before the meeting closed, the
fact that one of its good and loyal
honorary members, Mr. J, L. Smith,
had passed away, was spoken of in
sorrow, and some fitting remarks of
this man's noble and influential life,
and what he had meant to the cause,
Mrs. L. C. Latimer made a feel
ing prayer for the two members, the
widow and daughter, who were now
in such deep sorrow.
Miss Blanche Sawyer has gone tc
Colliers to visit relatives.
Mrs. Carrie Ramage of Saluda
has been visiting in the home of
Mrs. P. C. Stevens.
Miss Kate Johnson is visiting
Miss Mamie Broadwater near town.
The firm of Derrick Bros. have
purchased the stock of the grocery
store of Mr. Oscar Watson, and
will carry a line of groceries as well
In the death of Mr. J. L. Smith,
which occurred last Tuesday, Jan
uary 8, the town has sustained an
No where was to be found a
greater Christian than he, and his
many noble traits of character were
exemplified in his daily life.
In all that was for the uplift of
the town, and general betterment of
humanity, every one knew just
where he stood.
Just how he was loved and hon
ored, not only in town but in the
community, was shown by the
throng that attended his funeral.
In the M. E. church, where the
funeral services were couducted, not
more than half could be seated, the
aisles beiniT filled and many stood
The pastor, Rev. J. H. Thacker,
was assisted in the services by Revs.
W. S. Brooke and M. L. Rester.
In Rev. Thaeker's remarks he
stated that in all his ministerial
career he had never sustained such a
loss, as he tried to carry on the
work, as in the loss of this good
servant of God.
He told that he was on his way to
Mr. Smith's home to get his advice
in church matters when he met a
messenger telling of his sudden
The honorary pall bearers were
the veterans of camp Meilen ry.
The casket was covered with
many floral tributes from the M. E.
church, thc Sunday school, the Bi
ble class, the W. C. T. U., of which
he was an Honorary member, the P.
of C. and other organizations and
from many friends.
Tho interment was made at the
Mt. Olive cemetery, wheie the body
of this greatly beloved man was
tenderly laid to rest.
Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta,
who has laen sick here in thc hume
nf his sister, Mrs. S. G. Mobley, is
now up again, out will not return to
Augusta amil the last of the mouth.
The historical mecti^cr of the
Mary Ann Baie chapter, LT. D.C.,
was held with Mrs. O. D. Black on
Thursday afternoon, Miss Zena
Payne, historian, having charge of
This meeting was in observance
of one of the red letter days, Bee
and Jackson's birthday, but now
this celebration in January will
hereafter be to commemorate three
noted mon, the last Commodore
Mathew Fontaine Maury. At the
general convention in Chattanooga,
Tenn., a resolution was adopted
adding this name to the list of men
whose birthdays are commemorated
by the organization.
The meeting opened with the sing
ing of "Maryland, My Maryland,"
and a copy of this song, published
in 1802, and of the first copies out,
was exhibited, this having belonged
to Mrs. J. W. Payne, and around it
centered many memories, of groups
of young folks, among the soldiers
of th3 sixties, who had sung from
this now faded sheet.
The Lord's prayer was said in
concert, followed, by a paper, "Gen.
Robert E. Lee," by Mrs. Joseph
Vocal solo, Miss Clara Sawyer.
Paper, "Gen. Thomas J. Jackson,"
Mrs. J. II. White.
Piano solo, Miss Sue Shaw.
Paper. "Commodore Mathew Fon
taine Maury," Mrs. M. T. Turner.
Vocal solo, Mrs. J. II. White.
"Interesting Facts of the War
Between the States," Mrs. F. M.
Piano solo, Miss Emma Bouk
Chorus, "Bonnie Blue Flag."
When the program had concluded
the historian spoke of the work
along historical lines, and holding
up the banner tho chapter had won .
for the best work in the State, urged
the members to even better work
this year than last.
A short business session was held,
and Mrs. O. D. Black, District his
torian, spoke uf the war relief work
and of the pledge made by thc chap
ter to the Wade Hampton bed inj
She introduced Mrs. Frank War
ren, Jr., to the chapter, stating that
her paper was the only one from.
South Carolina in tho general con
test. Had it not been for her paper
South Carolina would have had no
The president, Mrs. M. T. Turner,
stated, that in view of the fact that'
all endeavor of the U. D. C. for wa-r
relief work was through the Red
Cross, that at the next meeting the;
members devote the time tc what
ever line of sewing or cutting they
choose. The program could Btill be ?
enjoyed with their fingers busy. If.
possible, the meeting could be where
Red Crosh general work was being j
conducted. The members thought
this a splendid idea, and will follow
The red letter days will be ob
served as before.
The meeting was turned into a so
cial one now, and the hostess, as
sisted by Misses Emma Bouknigbt
and Gladys Sawyer, served tempt
ing fruit jelly, whipped cream and
There were several girls of the
sixties, chapter members, who had
many interesting things to tell,
which made this feature most pleas
Rev. W. S. Brooke announced on
Sunday that owing to the prevalence
of cold and shortage of coal the
union services of the various de
nominations had now been planned
for, the first one to be in the eve
ning at the Methodist church, Rev.
M. L. Kester of the Lutheran church
On next Sunday the evening ser
vice will be had in the Lutheran
church, and later the Baptist. The
Presbyterians will also have a union
service at their church.
The prayer meeting will not be
had, but some of the homes on the
prayer meeting evening are inviting
thc neighbors in of their section of
the town and h oldinacoLt^?rc-prayer
Mrs. Huiet Waters was hostess
for the Apollo music club on Tues
day afternoon, Mrs. E. R. Mobley
presiding, and the chief business
was in the club deciding to make a
contribution for community work
in Columbia, and *12.5U will be
Instead of having reciprocity
day the club will have an entertain
ment on tnis date set, February 12,
called "The Allies Dream." Miss
Emma Bouknigbt is chairman, and
her plans were told.
Mrs. J. \V. .Marsh, chairman of
the Armenian fund, hopes to gut a
good amount for this.
Tho proceeds of the entertain
ment will bc divide? between these
two endeavors, community work
and the Armenians.
.Miss Anna Harms led the musical
program, and a good paper on "The
Music of Dur South" was given by
Mrs. D, D. Black. Several singers
were discussed, and music was
furnished by Mrs. T, R. Hoyt, i
piano solo, and Mrs. Joseph Cox,
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. P.
B. Waters, served hot chocolate,
w hipped cream and wafers,
Mrs. .1. L. Walker spent the
week end in Columbia with Mr.
Mrs. Yeomans of Ilendersonville,
N". C., has been visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Joseph Cox.
Miss Pearl Padgett of Edgefield
and Rev. Malone Padgett of Saluda
have been visiting Mrs. J. L. Smith.
Mrs. E. O. Crouch is visiting in
the home of her father, Mr. Gus
Smith at Mullins.
Mrs. W. P. Cassell* and little
(Trace Ellen have returned from a
visit to the former's mother, Mrs.
Bell, at Ellenton.
Mr. and ?Mrs. M. T. Turner,
Misses Marion and Grace Turnei
ind Mr. and M TB. Wallace Turner
spent the week end at Chappells
with Mr. and Mrs. Harry C.
Mr. J. P. Cullura, who lias been
so sick at his home near Philippi
with pneumonia, is now much im
Let us sell your real estate for
what it;is worth.
DAVIS REALTY CO.,
Edgefield, S. C.
One solid car of buggies just un
loaded and two more on the road
from the best factories.
B. B. Jones.
The Edgefield Chapter U. D.
The U. D. C. chapter met at the
Red Cross room on Monday after
noon with the president, Mrs. E. P.
.'Jones, in the chair.
H Business of a very interesting na
Iture came before the chapter. Some
time ago it was decided to arrange
ia constitution and by-laws in con
f?o rmity to the State constitution.
rAt this meeting Mrs. Jones read
!-SiJeh a constitution, which was adopt
the chapt?r. It was decided
i not to vote on the by-laws until we
i bad informed ourselves of the
changes made at the last State con
tention. This we will do as soon
jz-s we receive the new minutes.
Mrs. Woodson came before the
.meeting with a plea from the Direc
tor of War Relief Work for the S.
C.* organization, Mrs. Robert D.
Wright, of Newberry, and read the
.f-ollowing letter from her, which
appeared in the Sunday papers:
MAY MEAN LIFE TO SOME LAD.
Wade Hampton Bed for Hospital in
France Should be Promptly Es
tablished, Say Division Lead
American Hospital No. ll.
Daughters of the South Carolina Di
You will be interested to know
that the general U. D. C. committee
on war relief ha3 formulated its
plans for work, and has outlined
three lines of work devolving upon
us, viz.: Securing funds for endow
ment of beds in American military
hospitals in France, encouraging and
advancing U. D. C. co-operation
with all branches of Red Cross work,
assisting in cantonment service.
As to co-operation with the Red
Cross, our chapters have done
splendidly and I am sure they will
not only keep up this pace but will
do still more.
v^As to cantonment service, your
the proper officiais at the Sou Hi
Carolina cantonments and befo .ve
long will have definite plans for
Especially now do we want to
contribute the $000 for a bed in the
American hospital in France. The
check for $600 from the general U.
D. C. and the brass name plate. Jeff
erson Davis, went to France on
January 10. Daughters of South
Carolina, why can not our $600 and
the name plate, Wade Hampton, be j
the next to go? As our State took!
the lead in lSi?0 for what our fath
ers knew was right, so let their
daughters now take the lead among i
divisions in this noble, humanitarian
effort. If we arc to do this your
contribution mu<t come in. at once.
A word of information about tili?
hospital: The American military
hospital No. ll (formerly the
American ambulance hospital) near
Paris, of which Mrs. Robert Bacon,
of' New York City, is chairman, has
been selected by the committee act
ing upon the recommendation of the
American Red Cross, indorsed by
our president general, Miss Mary
B. Poppenhcim. This hospital has
been in operation ever since the
beginning of the war in 1914 and
therefore has the advantage and
benefit of expercricnce. It is now a
Red Cross hospital under the super
vision of the United States army,
but is not a base hospital and re
ceives no government support. It
is dependent upon subscriptions
and is under the same board as be
fore it became a Red Cross institu
Now that our own boys are at the
front we must do everything possi
ble for their comfort at the time of
injury or sickness, and we must act
quickly. The work already done by
this hospital for three years demon
strates what it means to our soldier
boys to feel that some one back
home really cared and is going to
see that they are provided for in a
close, personal way.
About half the chapters of our
division were represented at the
Florence convention when we pledg
ed the division to this work and a
little more than half the amount
was subscribed. Please do not feel
that you need pay only the amount
pledged by thc chapter. Almost all
of your members would like a per
sonal interest in this bed. In a
week or two we shall publish the
contributions when it is hoped that
the entire amount will be in hand.
The Stonewall Jackson chapter, of
Chesterfield deserves honor?t
mention, however, for its contrib
tion of 843.25.
Mothers, are your boys in Frano
Maybe some of them could be nui
ed back to health and strength
this very bed. Then don't you wa
to belong to the Daughters of tl
Confederacy? Daughters, are the:
boys from your town in France? (
course you want every one of the
to come back, at which time ye
will show them every honor th?
so richly deserve. Then will ye
not rnatribute generously to
means that may be the instrumei
for saving the lives of some of yoi
own home boys?
These funds are kept by the d
vision treasurer, Mrs. D. W. Mi
Eachin, Florence. Several conti'
butions have come to the directo
She will be glad to receive othei
and forward them.
Daughters, South Carolina mu:
MRS. ROBERT D. WRIGHT,
South Carolina Director War Rc
lief, U. D. C.
Newberry, S. C.
This is an object which will ap
peal with direct force to all of u
who have sons or friends in the ai
my who are likely to be sent t
France, or who are already there
Nothing that I can say can add t
the strength of Mrs. Wright's pier
The question of raising money fo
this Wade Hampton hospital be
was discussed at length. The ladie
had on hand something over $9.0(
left from other work, this mone
having been raised by the car
club last summer. This they decic
ed to pledge for this purpose, an
to raise other money by personi
subscriptions among the Daughter
and their friends. Each Daughte
is asked to give 25 cents, or mor
and our friends are asked to giv
what they wish. The money is t
be given to Mrs. James S. Pyre
.'ilho. j/iU act as traesurer for ipi
fund. At this time we were de
lighted to choose Mrs. Morrall a
an honorary member of our chaptei
We were glad to vv'eomc arnon;
us a member from fa* o.T Kansas
.Airs. Darling, who is visiting Mrs
The ladies of the U. D. C. detach
ment of the Service League had or
hand about a hundred yards of out
mgr. This Mrs. Jones very grace
fully tendered Miss Collett for th<
Red Cross society. In accepting it
for the society Miss Collett made
us welcome to the rooms in a de
lightful little address, and asked
that wo use them p rmanently for
our meeting.-. This was acted upon
by the chaptei-. and while it made
necessary a change in the time of
our meetings we wore delighted to
accept. Thc second Thursday was
chosen as our meeting day instead
of Tuesday as heretofore.
Appreciative sketches of Jackson
and Lee weie read by Miss Sarah
Collett, and Mrs. Mamie Marsh, re
spectively, and our meeting drew to
a close, each of us feeling that it
had boon a profitable session. Quito
a number ol' women were present
in spite of the inclement weather.
* _ *
The Jefferson Davis bed was es
tablished at the general convention
at Chattanooga, Tenn., named in
honor of the president of the Con
federacy. These beds arc to be en
dowed in American military hospi
tals in France, at a cost of $000.
Each bed will have at its head a
plate inscribed with its name and
the division supporting it.
Several divisions have pledged
these beds. South Carolina divis
ion is proud to honor our great Con
federate chieftain, Gen. Wade
Hampton. That name was selected
at the convention at Florence and
when it was mentioned women rose
to their feet and in ten minutes $320
was pledged from chapters and in
South Carolina is accustomed to
lead and I want our State to be the
first to send her check for $000; so,
Daughters, redeem your pledges at
once. Chapters and individuals
wishing to contribute to this beauti
ful memorial will please send
amount of their contribution to our
State treasurer, .Mrs. D. M. Mc
Eachin, Florence. Think what it
will mean to a Southern soldier to
find in a base hospital in France a
bed established and supported by
his home people. A glow of great
Food Administrators for
Having received a commission
as Food Administrator for Edge
field county, with instructions to
appoint a representative of the
United States Food Administration
for each school district, I have made
the following appointments:
Blocker-F. P. Walker, Pleasant
Antioch-T. L. Talbert, Edgefield,
Red Hill-R. M. Johnson, Cold
Flat Rock-T. W. Lamb, Modoc.
Collier's-J. L. Miller, Collier's.
Log Creek-R. H. Nicholson,
Berea-R. C. Grims, Cleora.
North Elmwood-A. G. Ouzts,
South Elmwood-J. R. Blocker.
Hibler-J. P. Sullivan, Callison.
Johnston-M. T. Turner, John
North Meriwether-B. T. Lan
South Meriwether-H. F. Coop
er, North Augusta.
Pickens-D. B. Hollingsworth,
Beaverdam-R. A. Wash, Parks
Shaw-W. H. Pardue, Johnston.
Talbert-T. B. Culbreath, Plum
Beech Creek-L. J. Claxton.
Clark's Hill-J. W. Johnson,
Ward-P. G. Derrick, Johnston.
Long Cane-J. M. Bell.
Wise-S. B. Mays, Edgefield.
Bacon-H. H. Herlong, Johnston.
Moss-L. R. Brunson, Sr., Cleo
Edisto-A. A. Derrick, Johnston,
j Harmony-J. R. Scurry, John
Fork-J. 0. Scott, Morgana.
Edgefield-J. H. Cantelou, Edge
Limestone-M. B. Byrd. Pleasant
Trenton-Wallace W. Wise,
Gregg-E. M. Padgett. Trenton.
Meriwether Hal!-H. G. Bunch,
.Meeting Street-J. F. Payne.
Oak Grove-G. .M. Dorn. Clark's
Each of the above gentlemen will
serve in his" school district, being
constantly on the alert for viola
tions of the food conservation regu
lations. All violations should be
reported to me, and I will forth
with repor* l'y wire to headquar
ters in Columbia, and, if needed a
special officer will bc dispatched to
investigate the case, and institute
criminal proceedings if the facts
warrant such action.
J. L. MIMS.
Food Administrator for Edgefield
Capt. Alton Lester Broadwater.
The x\dvertiser is pleased to learn
that our young friend, Lester
Broadwater, who went west some
years ago to seek his fortune, vol
unteered early in the fall for miti
tary service and took a course of
training at Camp Pike. Arkansas.
Ile received a captain's commis
sion and is now stationed at Camp
Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, 103rd
Depot Brigade. The Advertiser
salutes Capt. Broadwater and con
fidently expresses the belief that we
shall hear more of a brilliant mili
tary career from him.
thankfulness and satisfaction will
come over him, as the name sug
gests home and loved ones.
Now, Daughters, another matter I
want to call to your attention.
There are five base hospitals in our
State-at Charleston, Beaufort, Co
lumbia, Spartanburg and Greenville.
I will be very glad if the president
of the U. D. C. chapters in each of
these cities will appoint a commit
tee to go once a week to these hos
pitals, carrying cheer to the sick, a
flower, some delicacy, candy maga
zines or periodicals, glad of the pri
vilege to render so small a service
to our young heroes.
(Mrs. John) PAULINE GERVAIS
CART, Division President.