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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1918
Reciprocity Day. Washington's
Birthday's Observed. Union
Service Held. Emily Geiger
Reciprocity Day was observed
here last Tuesday by four federated
dubs of the town, the New Century,
the Cultus, Apollo, Music club and
For several years this day has been
observed here, and is a red-letter
day on the club calendar, the day
meaning to the clubs all that its
name implies, and the reciprocal
spirit, as manifested, is delightful,
and .reans much in the broadening
of the clubs.
A cordial invitation had been ex
tended to all the clubs of near-by
towns, and there were several rep
resentatives, Ridge sending the
largest number-about ten.
The occasion was held in the
school auditorium, which was in
uatriotie decorations, with ferns and
flowers, tbs club flowers being used.
The ushers were Misses Loise
Boyd, Ruth Harris, Mary Waters
and Loisa Watson, and Miss Clara
Sawyer, at tho front entrance, in
vited all in. .
The program was a most enjoya
ble one, and was announced by Mrs.
E. R. M obley, president, of the
music club, the clubs deciding not
to have them printed as formerly.
Mrs. II. D. Grant, president of
New Century club, extended greet
ings to all, and Mrs. W. S. Mobley
gave greetings from all the patriotic
organizations, and Mrs. T. R. Hoyt
brought greetings from the religious
Mrs. C. P. Corn sang "Spring is
At this point, the chief speaker
of the afternoon. Mrs. J. L. Coker,
State president of the federated
clubs was introduced by Miss Ger
trude Strother, president of Cultus
club, and every one heard Mrs.
Coker with pleasure.
She spoke of her great delight in
being present and meeting new
She first dwelt upon the splendid
work of the club women in securing
the passage of the bills in providing
for provision of the feeble minded
and for getting the Industrial school.
She urged great efforts to secure
compulsory education, and showed
that the clubs must be active to se
She told of the great movements
that women aie taking such a part
i LI, especially of the prohibition
movement, relating the wonderful
advancement, and of how women in
each State were working to have her
State ratify the amendment for Na
tional Constitutional Prohibition.
The food problem was discussed.
"Women can win this war by
saving food." Begin now to ob
serve the government plans, for
sooner or later every one will have
it to do. This is going to be a war
of biscuits, not bullets."
She urged the women to be alive
to the conditions of the tiraee.
AU now enjoyed a piano solo by
Miss Emma Bouknight, and a read
ing by Mrs. Robert Long, the latter
being from Shakespeare, "As You
Mrs. Dora Dee Walker of Abbe
ville, State agent for Home Demon
stration Department, was now in
troduced by Mrs. J. H. White, and
she spoke most interestingly, and it
was regretted that a whole day
could not be devoted to hearing
her, and every one learned later,
with pleasure, that she would come
back for a day, and at the meeting
of the Civic League further discuss
her department. A patriotic chorus,
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee," con
cluded the program.
Miss Gertrude Strother extended
a cordial invitation from the Cultus
club to a reception to follow imme
diately in the hom6 of Mrs. Joseph
The occasion was a most pleasant
one, and every one had the pleasure
of knowing the two speakers. The
home was prettily and artistically
decorated in the club flowers, the
jonquil, with ferns and pot plants.
The cluo is composed of twenty
members, and each one took some
part in the reception in extending
greetings and directing the guests
about the rooms, from reception
hall, parlor and dining room. The
receiving line was composed of the
officers of various organizations, and
stooa in line as follows:
Miss Gertrude Strother, president
of Cultas club; Mrs. J. L. Coker
and Mrs. Dora Dee Walker; Mrs.
E. R. Mobley, president Music club;
Mrs. M. T. Turner, president Mary
Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C.; Mrs.
W. S. Mobley, regent Emily Geiger
chapter, D. A. R.; Miss Zena Payne,
president W. C. T. U. ; Mrs. S. J.
Watson, president Civic League;
Mr6. H. D, Grant, president New
As each one would pass down the
receiving line they were carried into
the dining room, where a variety of
sandwiches with fragrant tea was
The table was lovely in all its
appointments. The entire after
noon was one of great enjoyment.
Mrs. W. P. Cassills entertained
the Young Matron's club on Thurs
day afternoon, and this club of
twelve greatly enjoyed the two
hours spent together. Progressive
rook was played, and after an' ani
mated game the prize, a box of sta
tionery, was given to Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell for making the highest
score. The hostess served a deli
Lieut. Joe Bouknight of Camp
Jackson spent Sunday at his home
February 22, George Washing
ton's birthday was observed here
by toe banks and other public
buildings closing and many floated
out the stars and stripes in memory
of the "Father of his country." It
is sai? that Providence made him
childless that his country might
call him father.
The High School had holiday
and the dny before, all the little
ones of the first grade were delight
ed with George Washington h its in
red, white and blue given to them
by their teacher, 'Miss Irene Mont
gomery. The pupils of the 2nd and
3rd grade, Mrs. L. C. Latimer and
Miss Anna Harms teachers, gave
each pictures of Washington and
flags. At chapel ali of the school
enjoyed patriotic exercises led by
Prof. W. F. Scott.
About twenty-five from here went
over to Edgefield on Sunday after
noon to the gold medal contest by
the children who have won silver
medals offered by the W. C. T. U.
The entire occasion was greatly en
joyed. There were two contestants
from Johnston, Miss Ora Bell Per
ry and Mr. Elliot Lewis. Each one
of the young people did splendidly,
but the judsres decided to award the
medal to Miss Ora Bell Perry. On
Sunday evening, March 3, in the
Methodist church here a similar
contest will bc held for a gold med
al. This occasion will commemorate
the lives of Miss Frances E. Wil
lard and Mrs. Lillian M. N. Ste
vens. Every one is cordially invited
Mr. M. T. Turner was quite sick
during the past week but is now
able to be out again.
Rev. W. S. Brooke who is on the
State Board concerning the man
agement of the Baptist hospital,
Columbia, attended an executive
meeting there on Monday. ,.
Mrs. J. L- Coker, state president
of federation of women's clubs was
entertained last week in the home
of Mrs. Joseph Cox and during the
first day of her stay here, a dinner
party was had in her home, those
present being the presidents of the
organizations in town.
Mesdames Mary Alice Smith and
James Pitts of Saluda, spent a part
of last week here in the home of
their brother, Mr. J. H. WThite.
Mr. Bartow Walsh who holds a
government position in Philadel
phia, is here for a visit to his family
in the home of Mr. Wm. Lee Cole
man. Later Mrs. Walsh and little
Billy and Mary will join Mr. Walsh
Mr. Burnett who is now in active
service in the Navy is here for a
short visit. It is very interesting to
converse with him he having made
three trips to France since his de
parture. Johnston is not his native
town, but during his stay of a few
years here he has become very much
attached to the town and its people.
Mrs. Harry C. Strother and Mas
ter Harry have returned to Chap
pells after a few days visit in the
home of thc ferme-'s father, Mr. M.
The fund for the Armenian
sufferers is being over subscribed
by the town, the amount aMked for
being *300. At the union servie?
held last Sunday evening in the
Lutheran church a colle',tion was
(Continued on Fourth P, ^e.)
Interest in Revival Services
The Holcomb meeting is assum
ing larger and larger proportions
each day. Though only a few ser
vices have been held the interest
has broadened and deepened until
the entire towu and community is
beginning to share in the enthusias
tic expectancy of a gracious revival.
The crowds have been large, and
the promise is, that still larger
crowds are going to hear Mr. Hol
comb before the meetk??3 continue
On Tuesday night the speaker
held the attention of a packed house
on the subject, "Over the Top."
Many expressed a desire to be done
with sin and to enlist in the service
of righteousness at the close of the
The night services are to be held
hereafter in the Baptist church,
while the morning service is to be
held in the Methodist church.
A steering committee bas been
appointed to direct the meeting, ar
range places and hours for preach
ing, prayer meetings, epecial ser
vices, and in general to direct the
campaign. The following men
have this work in charge:
Dr. E. P. Jones and B. B. Jones,
from the Baptist church; Rev. E.
C. Bailey and T. II. Rainsford,
from the Presbyterian church; Rev.
R. G. Shannonhouse and L. W.
Cheatham, from the Episcopal
church; Rev. A. L. Gunter and
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, from the
Afternoon prayer meetings are
being conducted in vaiious sections
of the town. The ladies have a
committee consisting of the follow
ing persons who direct all home
prayer meetings for the ladies:
Mrs. J. L. Miras, Mrs. W. L. Dun
ovant, Mrs. T, II, Rainsford, Mrs.
C. E. May, Mrs. L. P. Smith and
Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse. These
prayer services are held at ?i?freach
afternoon in various sections of the
The raen are meeting each after
noon at 3:30 o'clock in stores and
office buildings about the public
square for a sbort prayer service.
One very helpful and commenda
ble feature of Mr. Holcomb's work
is his visits to the public school
each morning, where he talks at the
chapel hour. Short noon-day meet
ings are also being held at the Addi
On next Sunday afternoon at 3:30
a service for raen is being planned.
Mr. Holcomb is known as a man'6
man, and great things are in store
for the men of Edcetield and com
munity. Every man who can do so
should be on hand. Mr. Holcomb's
subject for this occasion will be
"David, the Awful Sinner."
The steering committee will an
nounce the place of meeting later
in the week.
Mr. Holcomb is not only a
preacher of power and effectiveness,
but is also an efficient choir master.
The congregational singing is a
pleasing feature of every service.
If you want to hear a simple, di
nct, homiletic gospel sermon, deliv
ered in spirit and power, then you
want to hear Walt Holcomb. Sev
eral people who have heard Billy
Sunday, say Holcomb is another
Sunday. Our town is fortunate in
having such a man for a meeting,
and we trust great and lasting good
Should Conserve Wool.
Our people should realize that
every bit of wool made up into suits
for them to wear next winter is just
so much less wool available for
warm clothes for our soldiers. Mr.
Baker has led us to believe that we
will have at least 1,500,000 soldiers
in France by next winter, with at
least 5,00,000 more in tho training
camps. If it has been a difficult
problem to get wool for war work
this year it requires but little fore
sight to see what is ahead of us un
less our people are willing to do
without unnecessary new wool
clothes next fall. The question of
style should not bo considered, rath
er than for soldiers to be insufficient
If the merchants dealing in wool
en materials which are sold by the
yard or made into ready-to-wear
know that their customers are apt
to buy fewer clothes next winter,
they will not plan such large orders
for goods. The manufacturers in
their turu will make up less wool
and more raw material will be avail
Edgefield County Corn and Pig
Up to date the county agent has
organized corn and pig clubs work
af the following schools: Red Hill,
Antioch, Harmony, Pine Grove,
Lott and several out-lying districts.
So far forty members are enrolled
in the pig clubs and twenty-five
members are enrolled in the corn
clubs. There are several good com
munity centers where the work
could probably be organizad, and
the county agent would appreciate
the assistance the school principal
or some public-spirited citizen could
render in encouraging the boys and
girls to go into the work.
PRIZES FOR CLUB "WINNERS,
The following firms and business
men have been exceedingly willing
and liberal in contributing the
prizes mentioned below:
Stewart & Kernaghan, ene Gantt
All-in-One plow; Bank of Trenton,
?5.00; Bank of Western Carolina,
?5.00; Farmers Bank of Edgefield,
?7.50; Bank of Edgefield, ?7,50; L.
T. May, merchandise, ?5.00; Rey
nolds & Padgett, merchandise,
85.00; Edgefield Chronicle, ?5.00 in
subscriptions and job work; Edge
field Mercantile Company, fertilizer,
FOR TIG CLUB WINNERS.
Farmers Bank of Edgefield, ?7.50;
Bank of Western Carolina (John
ston branch), ?5.00; Bank of Edge
field, ?7.50; Bank of Trenton, ?5.00;
W. H. Harling, ?5.00; B. B. Jones,
?5.00; Dorn & Mims, ?5.00; Smith
Marah Co., ?5.00.
BA2HvS TO BUY TUBE-BRED PIGS.
In.oirder to arouse an interest in
the raising of good hogs in Edge
field county through the pig club
members the Bank of Johnston and
the Bank of Edgefield each have
agreed to purchase three hundred
dollars worth of pure bred cholera
immune^ Duroo Jersey pigs. This
six hai?d?ed dollars put. up by the
two banks will purchase eighteen or
twenty four to five months old pigs,
costing between thirty and thirty
five dollars a piece.
The plan is to let the pig club
members pay cash if they can, and
if unable to do so they can give
their note, with the father's en
dorsement, payable in the fall or
payable when they sell pigs from
the sow's first litter.
The county agent will try to
place the pigs in a fair manner, and
only to members whose parents will
agree to give the boy or girl their
NI THAT IS Ol-" SODA.
Each farmer will receive a notice
direct from Washington as to his
allotment of nitrate of soda.
Red Cross Activities.
It is delightful to be able to
chronicle the interest taken in our
work by the women and girls out of
town. On Wednesday of last week
a letter was received from Miss
Hortense Woodson of the Red Hill
of Y. W. A. asking for wool for
the girls to knit up into sweaters,
and on Saturday, Mrs. Thomas
Lamb came in from the Red Oak
Grove section and got ten cut out
garments for the girls of the Red
Oak Grove Y. W. A. to make. As
soon as another shipment of wool is
received the girls of Red Hill will
begin their quota. We are hoping to
be able to get knitters for socks-a
sample of the kind needed having
been sent with our last order of
Mrs. Hugh Nicholson, who is in
charge of the knitting and furnishing
supplies for the Belgian and French
Relief, has a large box of sweaters
and scarfs ready for shipment. She
has received from headquarters pat
terns of an infants layette. They
write that these garments will be
heartily welcome. The children of
the Bald Eagle Chapter U. D. C.
have been at work on baby kits for
some time and have quite a box of
garments and comforts on hand.
These are to be turned over to our
Red Cross Chapter and bundled up
according to Red Cross regulations.
It is hoped that all who have prom
ised these children articles for the
kits will bring them to the Red
Cross roora on Thursday. There
are being fitted up new work and
stock rooms and another room in
which to hold our meetings as the
large one now in use for all pur
poses, is to be devoted exclusively
to Hospital dressings and Surgical
supplies, Miss Annie Clisby being
supervisor of this branch of the1
work. We are hoping soon to have
an Instructor come, to form a class
in Surgical dressings, materials for
which are on hand.
An unfortunate little notice has
been going the rounds in the news
papers, to the effect that our wo
men are not taking the proper in
terest in the Red Cross work. That
condition might possibly have ob
tained during January, when the
thermometer registered just above
zero and when it was not possible
to obtain coal. Thc room is very
large and hard to heat, and the wo
men could not go up there to work
under the adverse conditions which
existed. Then too, w?e had no ma
terials on hand with which to work,
and no chairmen or supervisors of
departments had been formed. It is
not possible to go at a work of this
kind at a moments notice-and the
women of Edgefield are far from
being "Slackers." Of course you
will find some slackers in every
community, and ours is possibly not
exempt, but our town has as patri
otic women as can be found any
The following new members are
to be added to our rolls: Misses
Martha E. and Mary A. McKee,
Woodlawn; Mrs. Lucile M. Mason,
Woodlawn; Mrs. George W. Wise,
Trenton, and from Edgefield, Mrs.
Martha Barker and Mrs. Mary E.
Hereafter the Executive Board
Meetings will be on the 1st and
3rd Saturday afternoons.
First Quota Filled.
Saturday the local board sent
102 colored men to Camp Jackson,
this being all of the men this county
owed in its first quota of 203. The
local board had a sufficient number
of men ready in September to fill
the quota, but they were never or
I The men were ordered to assem
ble in the court house and were
marched to the station Under Jos
eph Lauham, a colored man, who
was placed io charge of the men.
Very brief addresses were made by
Capt. Evans and Mr. Simkins.
"Col" West Oliphant also said a
parting word. A nice lunch was
provided for the men by the mem
bers of the Edgefield chapter, D.
A. R., and the W. C. T. U., the
government paying all bills. Sev
eral hundred negroes gathered at
the station to bid adieu to the men
who were now in the military ser
vice of their country. Two cars
were filled with them, and as the
train departed hands were wav
ing good-byes from the platforms
and every window, every soldier be
ing in the best of spirits. As the
days are yet short and the roads
bad, the men could not arrive Fri
day in time for the colored people
to provide some form of entertain
ment, a9 was provided for the col
ored men early last fall. The col
ored people of Edgefield county are
patriotic, and are manifesting a de
sire to do their part in bearing the
burdens of the war. We expect to
hear nothing but creditable reports
from the colored people who go to
the camps, and later to Elurope,
from this county.
Meeting for Men Only.
Sunday afternoon at 3;30 o'clock
Rev. Walt Holcomb will speak to
men only at the Methodist church.
This service promises to be one of
unusual interest to the men of
Edgefield and community. Mr.
Holcomb is known as "a man's
man." He is>n great demand as a
speaker before Sunday afternoon
meetings of the Y. M. C. A.'s of
this country. This in itself guaran
tees a profitable hour to every man
The men from Johnston, Trenton
and from all sections of the county
are urged to take advantage of this
Men, don't forget the speaker,
Rey. Walt Holcomb, and don't for
get the subject, "David, the Awful
Sinner." Don't forget the time
3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Don't forget the place-Methodist
church. Meet me there.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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well known tonic properties of QUININE
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RED OAK GROVE.
Miss Mamie Bussey Improving.
Mr. Lamb Visiting in South
Georgia. Red Cross
Of course our Sunday lessons
should always interest us, but the
very subject before us this week,
should appeal to every one, with
unusual interest. "The Power of
Christ in the World To-day."
There is a sure way to brighten the
dark cloud's that over-shadows our
world, by the great and terrible war
under which we roust labor, and the
only way is to seek God's guid
ance, believing he still presides
and the power is given unto those
who believe, on Him.
During the session of our State
W. M. U. in Spartanburg several
years ago, while in company with
Mrs. B. B. Alien, now of Ander
son, she made this remark, "no one
here in attendance on this occasion,
compared mostly of mothers to*b,
can justly say she made a sacrifice
to be there, because, we are Christ's
and all we have is his, belongs to
him." I have thought much lately
of the power of that spirit over our
The girls of Red Oak Grove
have decided to take up work for
the Red Cross, beginning this week,
having garments cut with models
now on band from Edgefield Chap
ter. This department is being su
pervised by Mrs. Agatha Wood
Sunday schools that have been
for reasons unavoidably inactive
will enjoy the approaching spring.
Our school we think is gtadually
manifesting more and more interest.
With co-operation on part of the
school, our faithful Superintendent,
Mr. W. M. Agner will succeed.
Some sickness in our neighborhood,,
several of the school children have
been out on account of cickuess
Mrs. Nannie Agner ha'd 'as her
weekend guests, Mrs. Martin
and daughter, Miss Cora, also Mrs.
George Agner from Blythe, Ga.
Miss Mamie Bussey is conva
lescing from her recent sickness,
and hopes to soon return to her du
ties at Limestone.
Mr. T. W. Lamb is enjoying a
visit in South Georgia, and will at
tend State Fair in Florida this
Mr. Jamie Hamilton, accompansed
by his pretty sisters Misses Marie,
and Maude, visited at Edget?eld last
Mrs. J. T. Griffis contemplates a
mission study class for her sun
Mrs. Maggie Grillis has invited
our Social Circle to meet in her
room, which has been accepted with
much pleasant anticipation, for we
have missed her presence. She con
tinues to improve some, and can
sit up now.
Mrs. Thurmond has envited U9
to meet with her Circle on the 8th
of March at Mrs. James Reardens
home. We hope some of the ladies
Mr. Tompkins Improving.
While regretting the injury,
everybody in Edgefield is delighted
that Mr. Arthur Tompkins was not
seriously injured in the collision
which occured near Columbia Sun
day afternoon. He was carried to
the Baptist Hospital and will re
main there until he fully recovers.
The Advertiser suggests that Mr.
Tompkins' friends in Edgefield and
other parts of the county shower
him with letters or pest cards while
he is passing the long, monotonous
hours in the hospital. Edgefield has
no citizen who is more beloved than
he and we feel confident that many
persons will act upon the post card
"shower" suggestion. The editor
of The Advertiser has already for
warded his card.
Sunday Revival Services.
The Sunday schedule for the Hol
comb meeting is as follows:
Sunday schools at 10:30 A. M.;
preaching by Rev. Walt Holcomb
at the Baptist church at 11:30 A.
M.; services for Men Only at the
Methodist church at 3:30 P. M.;
preaching at Baptist church 8:00
Let everybody go to church Sun