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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1918
Union Service at Baptist Church.
Emily Geiger Chapter Met.
Musicians Meet With
Mrs. Paul Perry is speuding
awhile here with Mrs. Alice Cox.
Miss Sara Norris has gone to At
lanta to spend awhile.
Col. Robert Lev ell of Newberry
was here for the week end with rel
Mrs. Belle Jones Galloway has
returned to Johnston to reside, and
has rooms at the Wertz hotel.
Dr. and Mrs Horace Wright are
expected soon to visit, in the home
of Miss Clara Sawyer.
Every first Sunday at the Baptist
church the collections of the classes
go to the Connie Maxwell Or
phanage, the collection of the past
Sunday being ?15.00.
Mrs.W. J. Hatcher is at home from
the Baptist hospital, where she was
under treatment. She will have to
be confined to her room for several
weeks, and she has with her Mrs.
T. R. Denny, whose visit will not
only give pleasure in the home, but
to all here, for Johnston still claims
Mrs. Denny as her own.
Mrs. Mamie Huiet was quite sick
during the past week, but we are
glad to state that she is now much
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Richards left
on Friday evening for a visit to the
former's sister in Florida. Mrs.
Richards has been here for a month
visiting in the home of her father,
Dr. C. F. Strother.
Mr, Jim Strother, who has been
in Philadelphia, where he holds a
position, is visiting his sister, Mrs.
Mrs. C. D. Kenney has returned
from Fairfax after visiting her
daughter, Mrs. David Moore.
The union service was held on
Sunday evening at the Baptist
church, llev. J. H. Thacker of the
Methodist church preaching a very
forceful sermon. Special music was
given by the choir, an anthem,
"Praise the Lord," being rendered,
and the orchestra made the songs
very pretty with the accompani
ment. The organ, with violin obli
gato, was an enjoyable feature as an
The young girls of the High
school are all making comfort bags,
and are taking great pleasure in the
work. Miss Eva Rushton, tenth
grade teacher, is directing them.
The young girls were all given the
thread and card board fronTwhich
they will make the little thread de
vices for the bags.'
Miss Foster of Jonesville is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. W\ R. Hoyt.
Mr. and Mrs. Toney Weeks have
returned to Aiken after a visit to
Mrs. Calhoun Ilanner entertained
most pleasantly on last Wednesday
afternoon, and although at the hour
the weather was very disagreeable
all were present, and found the
warm, cozy rooms a delightful con
trast to the exterior. Conversation,
sewing and music occupied the
time, and all enjoyed the sweet
coarse served in artistic style.
The Apolio Music Club met Tues
day afternoon, Mrs. O. D. Black
beinu hostess. Mrs. E. Mobley pre
sided over the meeting, and the
members were glad to learn that
$12.50 had already been sent on for
community work. Plans were per
fected for the play to be had here at
the auditorium on the evening of
February 12 called "The Allies'
Dream.'' Miss Emma Bouknight
has charge of this, there being spe
cial committees to arrange the pre
sentation of each country. The
proceeds will go to war relief work.
The musical program was greatly
enjoyed with vocal and piano selec
tions, and there were three papers
pertaining to music and singers.
Mesdames II. W. Crouch and Jos
eph Cox assisted the hostess in serv
ing fruit salad, sandwiches, coffee
and whipped cream.
Mrs. J. W. Browne was hostess
for the Emily Geiger chapter on
last Monday afternoon, and at busi
ness, uresided over by Mr?. W. S.
Mobley, several matters were dis
cussed. The chapter will assist in
the work of re-building one of the
/."renell villages, this being a general
P. A. ii. project. Twelve pairs of
woolen socks will be made by the
chapter to add to the thirty knitted
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
RED OAK GROVE.
Bad Roads Decreases Church
Attendance. Farmers Buy
ing Fertilizers. Planning
There was a general disappoint
ment Sunday among our people, as
the bad weather had prevented Mr.
Sam Agnew from fixing the roads
so that we could manage to get to
the church for our monthly service
By going around, doubling the dis
tance, and over roads almost im
passable, we could have reached the
chu?ch. Our faithful pastor, Rev.
G. W. Bussey, braved the rain and
the bad roads and was on his post
of duty. How well it is we all
should be on our post of duty just
at this urgent demand for loyalty to
duty. Great responsibility rests
upon each and all that we prove
ourselves loyal to our government
as well as ourselves, for to not heed
the requirements means detriment to
our own good.
"Give rae the eye that can seo
God in all; the hand that can serve
Him with all; aud the heart that
can bless Him for all."
How much the sunshine is wel
comed after almost an entire week
of dreary days. However, these
days must come, and well, too, for
them to remind us that life is not
Our home influence in dreary
weather, much of which we have
had this winter, brings the golden
opportunity to parents for placing
good reading material. Childhood
is like a mirror, catching and re
flecting images from all around it.
I am sure that an unpious or pro
.fane thought uttered, or worldly
amusement or pastime indulged in by
a parent, will operate on the young
heart like rust on polished steeling,
staining it with rust that no after
scouring and scolding can efface.
Many of the farmers have placed
fertilizer orders for this year, and
are beginning to talk ploughing
The little birds will soon return
with their happy voices to cheer the
country life, which shall be made
to feel the vibration Divinely
Mrs. Mamie McManus has return
ed home, having been with her
mother the past week. Mrs. Griftis
seems to be gradually improving.
Still so patient, always cheerful, af
fectionate* greeting ber friends as
they pass in and out. How could
one be otherwise with a sweet
Christian influence like that of Mrs.
J. T. Griftis constantly ministering
to every want.
Circle meets Wednesday after
noon at Mrs. Sallie Tirnraerman's,
and as so few were permitted to at
tend our last meeting, we trust ou: i
crowd will be large, and hope our
plans for 1'JIS may be well estab
Mr. G. W. Bu?sey, Jr., has re
turned from Summerville, where be
bas been visiting his brother, Kev.
Mr.-and Mrs. L. M. Dom were
visitors in our neighborhood lately.
Mr. West Doolittle is preparing
to open a public workshop, some
thing greatly needed for the con
venience of a neighborhood. Mr.
Doolittle comes to us from Cleora
with a splendid recommendation.
Two more of our boys have been
classed in first call to U. S. govern
ment-Messrs. Albert Shelton and
Owing to the continued cold
weather and the appointment of
Mr. Lamb to assist in the food con
servation, he has arranged business
so as to defer his matters down
in South Georgia until spring.
Flat Rock school building has
been completed and inspected by
our superintendent, Mr. W". W.
Fuller. Our school is moving along
nicely. The children seem to be
hard at work and love their teach
ers, which measures success.
Hear th.2 Young Warrior.
The next lyceum entertainment
will be given in the opera liouse
Friday evening, February 15, by
Sergt. Flab iff, who has Keen many
months of active service in the
trenches or Northern France. For
the time being, you can be trans
ported to the trenches and, through
the vivid account of Mr. Flab iff,
see something of modern warfare.
Do not fail to hear this brave young
Canadian who has been lighting our
battles for us.
U.S. FOOD ADI
Woman's Christian Temperance
The regular meeting of the W.
C. T. U. was held on Monday af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. J. L.
The special purpose of the meet
ing was to begin the making of the
arm and leg "bandages, and a num
ber of these were cut and the work
Plans were also made for the
holding of a Frances Willard after
noon and a gold song contest at the
Methodist church oue Sunday after
noon during this month.
There are nine young people who
have won silver song medals and all
these are entitled to contest for a
gold medal. They are as follows:
Johnston, Elliott Lewis, Ora Belle
Perry; Trenton. Susan Mathis;
Harmony, John Owen and Daisy
Smith; Edgetield, Julian Mims, Cor
rie Cheatham, Dozier Tompkins
and William Jones. All these will
be prepared to enter the contest.
It was also announced that the
"Village Players" of Aiken would
come over and give a minstrel, the
proceeds from Edgelield's share be
ing contributed to the Hostess
House at Camp Jackson.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant announced
that the time for the sale of
ktsmileagc books" had been ex
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn was ap
pointed to gather together all the
scraps of any colored yarn and from
these afghans will be made for hos
Mrs. E. J. Norris was asked to
collect all the old linen and soft
cloth procurable to be sent to
France at the request of the War
Aid will also be given for the
Field kitchens, seven of which will
be sent by the National organiza
tions to France. These are auto
kitchens on which stoves and every
convenience for making and serving
hut drinks are placed, and from
which these are served to the men
just from the trenches.
Visit From Presiding Elder.
" Dr. R. E. Stackhousc, the pre
siding elder jf the Columbia dis
trict, will preach at the Methodist
church at 11:30 o'clock Sunday
morning. At the close of the ser
mon the Holy Communion will be
observed, and this will be followed
by the first quarterly conference for
Tho general public is cordially
invited to any and all ^f these ser
Red Cross Chapter.
The meeting of the Red Cross
Chapter will be on Saturday eve
ning at 3:80 o'clock of this week,
instead of Thursday afternoon on
account of the absence of thc
Hortense Padgett, Sec'ry.
?JiSh & beans
e syrups g
Whaley Voted for Inquiry,
Byrnes Against lt.
Washington, Jan. 28.-With re
gard to references to bira in con
nection with the federal trade com
mission's combination of the meat
packer? combination as having been
one oj&?fr? members of the judiciary
committee of the house on whom
an agent of the packers said he
could rely on to vote against the
Borland resolution for an investi
gation of the packing inquiry, Con
gressman R. ?3. Whaley said to
day: "It is a plain lie. I have nev
er seen or spoken to any agent, at
torney or representative of the
packers. I voted for the investiga
tion both in the committee and in
the house." The Congressional Re
cord of February 28, 1017. shows
that Mr. Whaley voted for the
The congressional record shows
that Mr. Byrnes voted against the
tnvestigatian of the meat packing
inquiry, the Borland resolution or
amendment. This is one-of the
very important questions Represent
ative Toole called on Mr. Brynes to
debate last fall ami he refused.
Why one should not want an inves
tigation on the high cost of living
is more than thc average citizen can
Concerning Cotton Seed.
William Elliott, Food Adminis
trator, has issued the following
"Reports have reached this of
fice that farmers in certain sections
of the State are feeding seed to cat
tle, and in some instances using
seed for fertilizers. Such a policy
on the part of any producer is
short-sighted when the prevailing
price for cotton seed is obtainable
and results in an economic loss as
well as destroying valuable food
for man and beast.
"The Food Administration would
like to seo this wasteful practice
eliminated. Rule 4 of the Special
Rule* of th? United States Food
Administration prohibits the use of
cotton seed for feed or fertilizers
without the written consent of the
State Food Administrator. It is
probable that few farmers who are
thus practicing this wasteful method
realize the loss both to themselves
and their fellow man resulting in
utilization of cotton seed in this
"America is the greatest food
store-house in th? world to-day and
we must all practice thu strictest
kind of economy. There must be
no waste of the essential food pro
ducts. The oil which is extracted
from thc cotton seed is a food pro
WANTED : ?Several hundred
bundles of fodder. Apply at The
Sergt. Flahiff, a Young Cana,
dian Warrior Will Speak in
Edgefield Opera House
Mrs. \V. L, Dunovant, Edgefield,
Undoubtedly yon will be pleased
when we advise you that we have
been able to secure the services of
Sergeant John'Flahiff, of the Prin
cess Pat Regiment of the Canadian
Sergeant Flahiff is an American
boy, who enlisted in the American
regiment of the Canadian Expedi
tion Forces when they first went lo
France. As you know, the Prin
cess Pat Regiment, of which he
was a member, took part in the
most severe fighting that has oc
curred thus fat in the Great War.
You will probably recall the fact
that this regiment was. wiped ont
several times in the fierce battles
around Ypress and Vimy Ridge.
Sergeant Flahiff served seven
months in the trenches in 1916 and
1917. He went thiough the battle
of the Somme. Ile went over the
top twice in the big drives and
dozens of times in the smaller
trench raids. He had three of the
most difficult and important posi
tions in the regiment: first he was
a bomber, the members of which
on the French front have been
termed members of the "suicide
club" because of the danger involv
ed, he was then a machine gunner,
and later a sirgeant of the stretcher
bearers, fie was dismissed from
service owing to a severe attack of
trench fever which disabled him
for further military duty. He bolds
a pension from the Canadian Gov
ernment for the rest of his life.
I Mr. Flahiff will appear ir! bis
Canadian. sergeant's uniform and
will" carrig-with " him- ga3 masks,
bombs, and other instruments of
modern warfare, to be explained to
His lecture will be full of human
interest, stories etc., naturally be
right up to date concerning active
fighting in France.
Mr. R. N. Broadwater Supervison,
Johnston, S. C.
Dear Sir: We have on file appli
cation from your Board of County
Commissioners which we received
about July 2nd , 1017 rei)nesting
Federal Aid, and beg to advise
that taking these applications in
the order in which they were re
ceived from the several counties,
places your county in line to re
ceive your Federal Aid apportion
ment this year, the total of which!
is $1*2,323.16. I trust that you
will be able to take up your Fed
eral Aid work this year, and in this
connection would request that you
write us and name a date for one of
our Assistant Engineers to meet
you in the near future- and go over
the road on which you propose to
spend your Federal Aid.
We are anxious lo get started on
the surveys as soon as possible, as
it takes from GU to DU days from
the date that the surveys are com
pleted before we can get all neces
sacy papers signed up by the Sec
retary of Agriculture in Washing
ton, and his permission received for
actual construction work.
An early reply will be appre
Very truly yours,
F. H. M URRA V,
Acting State Highway Engineer.
Jan. 28, 1918.
Merchants, Law-Abiding Men. ;
There can be found nowhere a
more law abiding class of men than
the merchants of Edgefield county.
They are, without exception, ac
cord in? to reports that have reach
ed the county food administrator,
obeying the pound-for-pound Hour ]
regulation to the letter Ono conn- i
try merchant who was temporarily I
out of meal, owing to the very bad |
condition of the public roads, was 1
unable to sell any Hour for several I
days. However, nobody was hurt I
by the enforcement of the regula- I
lion, as people can always find a i
substitute for flour for a few days. :
Merchant- everywhere are obeying I
'the law. 1
Urges Our People to be Loyal
and Patriotic. Follow Our
We have been trying to obey the
the laws of and demands of the
government to the letter, but right
at this lime we hardly know just
where we are or just exactly how
to proceed. We have observed the
heatless, wheatless, meatless, pork
ies?, sunless and all sorts of days,
and right now we feel that we will
he called upon next summer to add
another day to the column, namely:
oatless days for our stock, unless
we sow spring oats. The freezes
for the past sixty days have gotten
the best of them.
We have no copiplaint to make
against our great President or his
?reat rulings, but it seems to me
?.hat it would be best to get enough
)f we Americans over there to show
;he German Kaiser that our country
will never stand to be ruled or domi
neered over by any such a class of
people as they are-if they can be
sailed by the name of people. Sher
man said ''war was-" If that
->e true this must be a-of a war,
ivhicb bas the whole world now in
The signs and the times say it's a
jreat struggle and war. We not
3idy see it from the great daily and
meekly papers of our country, who
are doing a great bit to help the
uause, but we can read in the very
uearts and minds of the people that
*ve aie in the greatest struggle and
ivarfaie that our country has ever
witnessed. This being true, it be
comes our duty, each and every one
)f us as patriotic citizens, to obey
,he call and command of oar great
caders, who are true Americans and
will not do anything only for the
?ood of the cause aud for humanity.
We should-not want toJ?e_ called a
slacker in any degree. So if we
ion't do our duty in conforming to
.he task put upon us, we will surely
De slackers of the slackest kind, and
mould be dealt with as such by our
government. Those of us that are
eft back here thousauds of miles
from the trenches and from real
langer, exemptied by age and other
lependent responsibilities, should
feel it to be our duty to save ever\
.hing possible of what is already
nade for our soldiers and allies who
ire at the front, and saying to us:
'Feed and clothe us and we will win
I pause just here to say: May the
jood Lord help us all to do our bit
.hat this great struggle may be
igh'.eously adjusted for the civiliza
ron of a Christian world. "So
note it be. Amen!"
We have been real busy up here
iver since Christmas getting wood,
making iires and trying to keep
There is a good deal of cotton to
lick and gin around this commu
nty yet, which the people are anx
ous to give proper attention just as
joon as the weather will admit.
There ha? been no fertilizers
?auled yet to amount anything, and
aot much prospect of hauling much
ioon on account of the bad roads.
We folks up here in the country
kvho failed to buy flour earlier will
just have to live on cora breaa, as
ive can't alford to HU ourselves up
jn rice, grits, etc., to get the Hour,
and besides we already have the
;orn to grind in meal aud grits; so
?bat's the way we will wiggle out of
it, and trust the kind baud of Prov
idence to guide and lead us through
:hese perilous times.
Well, Mr. Editor, I will close by
asking you to keep us posted
:hrough the dear obi Advertiser
what Uncle Sam and Mr. Hoover
jay wc muss and mussn't do, and
you will hud us Johuuie on the
J. II. C.
Meeting Street, S. C.
Mt. Zion Box Party.
Friday night, February 22, a box
party will be given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Smith for the
jenefit of Mt. Zion church. The
public generally is invited. Besides
he very enjoyable feast which will
je provided by the boxes, the social
feature will be exceedingly pleasant
for the young people. Those of
middle age will also lind very pleas
ant diversion. The party will be
liold for a worthy cause and should
be generously patronized.