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VOL. 82 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEB?UARY 20, 1918 m ?0
Address From Sergt. Flahiff.
Meeting of Mary Ann Buie
Chapter. Spirited Game
On Saturday evening, at the opera
house, Sergt. John T. Flahiff gave
a thrilling talk on the war as seen
and paiticipated in by him. He is
a member of the famous "Princess
Pat Regiment" of Canada. He
came under the auspices of the Red
Cross, a per cent of the proceeds go
ing to this. All who heard him
were very glad to have had this op
The union service was held on
Sunday evening at the Lutheran
church, Rev. J. H. Thacker of the
M. E. church presiding, and preach
ed a forceful sermon. At the con
clusion of the services a special col
lection was taken for the suffering
ol Western Asia, occasioned by this
horrible war. Contributions have
been made from the town to this
cause by individuals and clubs, but
as yet no general collection from
the town as a whole has been made,
so on Sunday morning each pastor
told of this special collection, hop
ing that every one would have a
part. Pictures of these suffering
people were exhibited, and the fact
that there are 400,000 orphans, des
titute and starving will urge all to
mike a good contribution.
The United States and other gov
ernments appropriate millions of
dollars . for relief of women and
children of France, Belgium and
other lands, but the Armenians,
?Syrians and Greek christians ol
Western Asia are scattered races to
which the United States govern
ment cannot legally make a loan.
So the only hope for the barest ne
cessities of life is in American char
When this union service collec
. tion had been taken it was turned
over lo the appointed committee,
Mrs. J. W. Marsh having been ap
pointed chairman by the New York
Relief Committee. Each contribu
tor wrote the name of his or her
church on the collection envelope,
that due credit might be given in
Johnston has been asked for*300,
and it was hoped that ^i'r<0 could be
subscribed at this collection. The
amount raised will be given later.
The Methodist church has already
sent ?1)0.00 to this fund, and Rev.
Thacker stated that Harmony church
had sent *?0.00.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb, who has been
critically ill, having a trained nurse
with her, is now much improved.
Mr. Duncan of Atlanta has been
spending a few days here willi his
sister, Mrs. W, J. Hatcher.
Mrs. Harry C. Stroiher and little
Harry of Chappell are spending this
week in the home of Mr. M. T.
Mrs. Walter Hendrix and Miss
Floride Hendrix of Leesville spent
the week end in the home of their
aunt, Mrs. J. M. Turner.
Sergt- Benj. Lewis and Guy Horne
of Camp Jackson were pleasantly
greeted by all Sunday.
One of the grades of the High
School, under the direction of Miss
Eva Rushton as teaeher, is making
pinafores for the orphans, twenty
four having been completed.
The school children have com
pleted sixty comfort kits and one
hundred gun wipes. They are each
interested in doing some part no
maller how small the child.
The historical meeting of the
Mary Ann Buie Chapter, U. D. C.,
was held on Thursday afternoon in
the home of Mrs. J. H. White, and
besides a full attendance there were
several visitors. The program car
ried out was that as arranged by the
In February there are three noted
Generals whose birthdays fall in
this month, and two Confederate
poets, so these occupied thc pro
These Generals were each noted
for one special trait. Gen. Albert
Sidney Johnston for his usefulness'
which was manifest even in his dy
A paper on his life was given by
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright, and a selec
tion of his last days, read by Mrs.
O. I>. Black.
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who
was called "Old Joe Johnston, the
game cock," was noted for his loy
alty. Mrs. J, A. Dozier prepared
a paper on his life.
And Gen. J. E. B. Stewart, (Gen.
Jeb as he was affectionately calle
was noted for his brotherhood. It
said of him, "Of all our knights,
was the flower." Mrs. Joseph C
gave a paper on his life.
The two Confederate poets wc
Sidney Lanier and Theodore OTIa
and two of their patriotic poei
were on the program.
The music was enjoyed, M
Joseph Cox singing, "Keep t
Home Fires Barning," and Mi
White, "I Cannot Sing the C
Current events were given by t
historian, Miss Payne, and Mi
It was a great pleasure to lea
that South Carolina had led i
general U. D. C. in being the fir
to endow a bed in the Americ:
hospital in France by givir
$1,050, going $4-50 over the requi
One of the current events to
that an American father was i
grateful that his son had bec
nursed back to life that he sent
check of * 10,000 to the hospita
and a soldier was restored to life t
the tender and careful nursing her
and he gave a check for *<J00 to e:
dow a bed.
With the singing of ''America
the meeting concluded.
Miss Mona Early of Florence hf
been visiting Miss Ida Satcher.
Miss Ruth Coleman of Aikei
who has been visiting her siste
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone, was the hot
oree of a very pleasant bridge part:
given by Mrs. Frank Bland. Aftt
several tables the prize, a box c
correspondence cards, was presente
the honoive. Later a salad cours
was prettily served.
On last Friday afternoon th
boys' team of the High School plaj
ed a game of ball against the Nort
Augusta team. There was a goo
crowd of interested ones to witnes
this, and after a hue game the seor
stood 18 in favor of tbe Xorth Au
Mr. John Mobley has gone t
Greenville, S. C., where he has
uosition at Camp Sevier.
Mr. Mike Clark, who has bee?
contined to his room for two month
from an attack of pneumonia, l
now able to be out of doors, by th
bright spring-like weather.
Mesdames T. K. Hoyt and Jobi
Mobley entertained th2 We-Arc
Twelve club on Friday afternoon ii
a very pleasant manner, the oeca
sion being had in the hume of th
former. The time was spent ii
sewing, chatting: and listening t<
sweet music, and ali enjoyed tue de
licious rtpast served.
Mrs. Walter Derrick has returnee
from a short \ mi to Columbia.
Mrs. Freeman of Augusta speri
the first of the week here with Misi
Mrs. Earl Wish has arrived fron
Virginia, and will spend awhih
here in the home ol' her brother. Ur
P. N. Keesee.
Mr. F. L. Parker spent last weel
at his home here from Georgi?
Tech., examination being on, anc
his high avearatie enabled him no!
to have to stand any examination.
Tho evening that he returned tc
college he was taken sick, and had
to come back on the next train. Ile
is now much improved, and can
soon resume his duties of college
On last Thursday afternoon little
Miss Estelle Wright celebrated her
birthday by having about twenty of
her little comrades gather at her
home to help make merry this event.
And this they did, the warm after
noon allowing them to enjoy their
gamea out of doors. Only the late
hour made these bright little folks
say goodbye. Before leaving they
all enjoyed the birthday feast.
Mrs. George Long ia at home
from a visit to her parents.
Prof. Charlie Lewis of Georgia
spant the week end in the home of
his cousin, Mr. J. C. Lewis. Upon
his return he was accompanied by
the latter and Davis Lewis for a
On Friday evening of this week
an entertainment, called ''The Al
lies' Dream," will be had here, the
proceeds to go to War Relief Work,
one of the chief objects being the
Armenian suffereis. Thia is being
had under the auspices of the music
club, and is under the direction of
Miss Emma Bouknight.
On Saturday afternoon Master
Dawson Walker entertained a num
ber of his little friends, the occasion
being his birthday. The weather
was pleasant and each little one had
RED OAK GROVE.
Came to Hear Dr. Lightfoot.
Better Heating Plant for
Red Hill Church. Y.
W. A. Met.
One among the most beautiful
Biblical pictures to my mind is il
lustrated in our last Sunday school
lesson: "Jesus Teaching by Para
bles."-Mark, 4th chapter.
Our influence is the seed we sow
here in the world. Day by day we
sow, and perhaps the harvest comes
after we have gone to our reward.
So let us be on the alert to catch
the Divine truths known only by
those who live daily close to the
Master. We alone rob ourselves of
the secret of His love.
A goodly number of our neigh
bors attended Dr. E. M. Lightfoot's
lecture at Edgefield last Friday af
ternoon. Among them were Mr.
and Mrs. 0. 0. Timmerman, Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Grims, M. T. Clegg,
Albert Shelton, Perry Hamilton,
Bruce Timmerman and Frank Ken
rick. We are always so glad when
these advantages reach ont in the
rural districts, for as a rule country
peuple have so few opportunities.
The unselruhness of those who
are more fortunate is being felt
throughout our country, and with
much appreciation, as is demonstra
ted by general responses to the
courtesies extended. And when our
roads can be made better, which I
believe we will have as soon as can
be made possible, then the rural dis
tricts will appreciate the splendid
school buildings that are being built
all over our country. It takes time
to systematize any big project, but
with patience, perseverance and co
operation we will accomplish great
As we have no Sunday school on
third Surklay several of our- people
attended services at Red Hill. The
new pastor seems to be getting hold
of his people already. Quite a lib
eral subscription is being contribu
ted toward a heating apparatus for
WTe are always so glad to have
the R? d Hill people invite us, for
we are so closely connected-one
church helps the other.
The largest Y. W. A. meeting
our girls have held was last Sunday
afternuon. Among us were three
sweet, bright, young school teach
ers, Misses Q uar I es, Woodson and
Saunders; also, Misses Ellen Pres
?cou and Ellen Quarles. Their pres-?
ence added encouragement to our j
meeting, which was made one of so j
much interest by observing the j
birthday of Frances Willard. If
Mrs. Florence Minis could have
witnessed che unbounded attention
and the eager expression on each
face during thc reading of the life
sketch of Frances Willard she
would have felt repaid for her visit.
Yes, her heart will rejoice with ours
when she reads the resolutions the
girls are sending her for her assist
ance so cheerfully rendered on this
The talk by Miss Hortensia
Woodson, following Mrs. Minis' pa
per, was so full of encouragement to
our girls, and was beautifully ren
cered, too, showing profound
thought rendered with earnestness.
Our ladies will endeavor to ren
der asiistance to Red Cross work as
soon as can obtain material and in
struction frjm headquarters.
The Sunbeams will hold their
monthly meeting next Sunday.
Whenever You Need a Geneva; Tonic
The Old Staudard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic propertiesof QUININE
and IRON, lt acts ou thu Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. SO cents,
j euros Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
j The worst cases, uo matter of how lonjr standing.
I p.re cured hy the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
' 1'orter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
j ^aiii and Heals at th*; same time. 25c. 50c, $1.00
a very happy time romping and
?playing, and all kinds of games oc
cupied them. While they were
resting, the little host's mother invi
ted all in and served to them jelly,
whipped cream and cake, willi fruit
and candy, which was greatly en
Thc Camp Fin; Girls had a box
party on last Friday evening in the
hume ol their leader, Mrs. Lewis
Bloant, and they made *18.0U for
their work besides having an eve
ning of great enjoyment.
Regular Service at Hardy's.
Cars Stick in Mud. W. M.
S. to Meet With Mrs.
Sunday being service day at
Hardy's we decided to try and
make the trip and see if there
would -be any one out. Yes, we
found others that braved wind and
weather, most all though, was the
My! I venture to say, every man,
woman and child will remember the
experience they had getting to
church the third Sunday in Febru
ary, 1918. And I venture to say,
if the ^county Superviser had just
only have been there then, (There,
I mean, just in front of poor old
Hardy's church) that he would
have been ashamed of himself for
not working that road. Don't tell
him who said so, but I atn afraid
more than one of those stuck in
that deep mud would have been
glad to have had him there, to
crank and push, and crank, and
wade over his shoe tops, to get
each one out of it, and then to have
seen him stuck, and worried over it.
We saw two cars stuck in it and
would not venture in with ours,
left it down the hill, and climbed
that steep slippery bank and walk
ed up to the church. There came
another car loaded with a man,
wife and five children, after ser
vices began, and they got stuck,
and had to take the children" out
and carry them across that sea of
mud and water, and the lady and
baby waded out. The man cranked
up again, aud. after several efforts
Saturday morning just before the
sleet and,rain storm, two soldiers
went up in a "Beal," we suspect to
visit n .ertain young lady over
Stevens r-reek. Poor fellows, if j
that is where they were going they
did not know what was in store for
them. Don't know whether they
made their visit or not, but they
certainly had a trip. They, we
supposed it was, went down almost
9 o'clock. Had gotten out of that
bad place at Hardys, aud the one
at Mr. Will Briggs, and at Mr.
Medlocks and were making lime
by here where they could travel to
wards town. If they met with the
same kind of luck "we found .Mr.
and Mrs. Hallinan in Saturday
morning their speed came to a stand
still. Mr. Hallinan had been stuck
for an hour when we found them,
and Mr. H. L. Bunch and a wages
boy pushed him out. Mr. Hallinan
has become so thoroughly disgusted
with these roads, and has had to
lose money because he could not
get over them to ai tend to his busi
ness in Augusta, tint he 2).id sold
out and will move this week back
to town. He can't get farm hands
either he says. So there will be
another dissatisfied poor fellow, a
Mr. Gallman, move up there, just
to move oit' too I am fraid. Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Stevens moved
three weeks ago to Mr. Galbraith
Butler's old home. Aie very much
delighted over house-keeping to
I was so wrought up over the ex
perience of thc roads, have not men
tioned, notwithstanding the roads,
we had a real good congregation
out for services, and good sermon.
Mrs. T. J. Briggs invited the
W. M. S. to meet at her house,
Thursday 21st. As there is much
important business to be discussed,
she wishes them to meet at -2 o'clock
and asks that all members be pres
ent. Mrs. Walter Stevens had a
real good number in her Sunbeam
Baud Sunday. She is doing a grand
work at both Hardy's and Sweet
water as she has both in charge.
We were glad to hear Mr. H. F.
Cooper is able to be up around the
Very sorry to hear Mr. Tolbert
Glover has had another a. *ack and
has had to take his bed a&ain.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Hammond's
little girl has been quito unwell for
some time, WHS a little better on
Saturday, we were glad to hear.
Mrs. John McKie of Clark's
Hill is at the Margaret Wright
Hospital critically ill we are sorry
to hear. Hope all the sick ones
will soon be up again.
I spent a couple of hours of last
Wednesday very pleasantly witli
Mrs. Georgia Hammond. Every
one who makes this sweet lady a
visit, regrets to leave and always
wants to repeat it. Also visited
Mrs. D. B. Hammond and found
her sister Miss Lucie McKie there
helping to nurse the little sick girl.
We hope to have Miss Lucie visit
us some time soon.
Mr. Keecie McKie has been ap
pointed mail carrier on Route 2,
North Augusta, to take Mr. Baz
Mathews place. He has grown
wenry of his job, and decided to
go back to farming.
Miss Mary Meal i nc: of North Au
gusta gave a very enjoyable
Tacky party at her home Friday
nio-ht of last week.
Mr. Harry Bunch and Miss Ge
nie Hammond want to see some
"hog killine:" weather now, as their
hogs are ready and corn is too high
to feed longer if they can have the
Commended Soldier's Letter.
I knew you are somewhat sur
prised to hear from mc, but I be
lieve it pays to drop in unexpected
ly sometimes. So I will write you
a few lines to let you know how I
ira getting along, and how Camp
Jackson is making history for it
Fir.?t, I will let you know that I
ara doing fine, because I do not like
to hold any one in anxiety. Of
course I would rather be back in old
Edgerield, but I can not grumble,
for I haven't anything to grumble
Yes, Camp Jackson is making
history for itself. I have been in
three array camps, but this one has
made the best impression on rae,
and I have heard others say the
earns thing. The best way to
judge is to follow them in their daily
["This is the introduction of a
letter from an Edgefi'dd soldier boy
to his dear old home pap.r, The
Advertiser. It is a remarkable let
ter, full of humor, good feeling aird
sense. It is too long to be repro
duced, but we wish to compliment
this young soldier upon his manli
ness. Soldiers should always he
cheerful in their letters-and the
homefolk should be just a little
There is one particular statement
in this letter that pleases us, and
that is the approval for Camp Jack
son. We feel that somehow this
camp has been overlooked, but we
believe that it will win out in the
end, tho best camp site in the coun
try, as Gen. Leonard Wood said it
was.)-Col arabia Record.
[The letter above referred to was
written by Douglas Timuierman,
the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
li. Timmcrman, who volunteered
for military service nearly a year
Another Note ot l hanks for
Tho following letter was received
by Mrs. W. W. Fuller in response
to the sending of a comfort bag.
When ;he ladies sent these bags,
each one enclosed a lutter written to
a soldier, but at the time no one
knew just who would be the recip
ient of the bag. In this case it
proved to be our friend E. Pendle
Quarters No. 5,
Jau. 9, 1918.
My Dear W. C. T. U. Worker:
I wish to acknowledge receipt of
the comfort bag, which is apprecia
ted greatly. I received it about
December the -2Ulh, but owing to
getting a Christmas leave, I didn't
find the delightful little note in the
Testament until my return. I ap
preciate the thought and advice con
tained in this note, and hope that it
will always influence me.
1 feel sure your society is doing
great things for the raen in the
army. Many thanks for my share
of the benciils.
E. P. Gaines.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonicpropertiesof QUININE
and IRON. It acts ou the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
To Prevei.t Blood Poisoning
apply nt once tho wonderful old reliahle T>l
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sui
cicnl dressing thnt relieves pain and heals ai
'.'ie sixwi time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
Young Soldier at Home on Fur
lough. Dance at the Home
of Mr. Bussey Friday
Warra weather again, and a good
deal of the grain is coming out; a
good stand in some places.
Misses Lena and Lou DeLaughter
and Miss Janie Burdett have started
to school again, as they were kept
away for several weeks on account
of being exposed to the measles,
and their teacher was called home
on account of her mother's death.
The family have our sympathy.
Mr. Jim Burnett is at home now
on a five days' furlough from Camp
Miss Mary Grift?s and her brother,
Mr. liez. Griffis. spent Monday night
at Mr. Will DeLaughter's.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Griftis are
receiving congratulations on the
birth of a fine son.
Mr. Jack Reel and Mr. W. T.
Reel were welcomed visitors in this
community last week. Said they
were taking a few days vacation
among their relatives.
aite an exciting incident hap
pened a few nights ago near here.
We were awakened by a roaring fire,
which was one of the negro's smoke
houses. It was full of Hour, meal,
meat, lard and syrup. Times are
too hard now to have food burned,
and she has ten to feed.
Mr. and Mrs. Johu DeLaughter
entertained on Monday evening in
honor of a few soldier boys that are
at home, and for some that will
soon be in camp. We must try to
make the soldier boya enjoy their
Sunday was a very pretty day for
so few to be at services at Barr's
Mr. Jim Lanier had a house cov
Miss Lou Lanier epent a very
pleasant day with Miss Lou De
Laughter Sunday, and Miss Lena
DeLaughter, Mrs. John DeLaugh
ter and little J. R. spent Saturday
with Miss Pat Lanier.
Mr. John Burnett is busy trap
ping this winter. Ile has caught a
good many minks so far.
We have a number one mail car
rier to travel these roads in a car
every day, and getting stuck seems
to encourage him to come in it
Miss Lila DeLaughter gave a nice
little dance Tuesday evening,
Mrs. Will Seigler and her daugh
ter have just gotten over the
Mr. Lee McEntyre returned to his
home in North Carolina last week.
Mr. Tom Kornett accompanying
him. Mr. Burnett returned home
Mrs. Jennie GI an ton and her
grand-daughter, Jennie McDonald,
of Red Hill spent the week end
with Mrs. John Burdett.
Several from around here attend
ed the dance at Mr. Bub Bussey's
Friday evening, and tbink all had a
Mr. Morris Sumerel came through
here Saturday in bis new buggy
driving a pair of black mules. Who
will be the first one to ride in his
new rubber tie?
The basket ball team of the John
sion High School defeated the
Batesburg High School team last
Friday. The game was played on
the Batesburg court, and was very
interesting from start to finish.
Edwards starred for Batesburg,
making the only field goal scored
by his team. Simmons and Parana
starred for Johnston. Simmons
scored 10 of the "23 points made by
Johnston, while Pardue made 10
points. The final score was John
ston 23, Batesburg 7. Tho John
ston boys are fast developing into a
North Augusta will play John
ston on the -22d at Johnston. \Yratch
C. P. D.
Johnston, S. C.
Modern Grist Mill.
Bring your corn to my mill and
have it ground into the best quality
of hominy or meal. Best attention
given to every patron any hour of
thc day. Bring along your corn
when you come to Edgetield for
J. ?. Kemp.