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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, February 27.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. Ida Blount of Grovetown,
Ga., is visiting Mrs. Mouzon Smith.
Have you overlooked making
your flour returns? If so, attend to
it at once.
Mr. and Mrs. Finley Henderson
of Aiken were visitors in Edgefield
Mrs. George Strother and Miss
May Seigler of Ridge Spring visited
Mrs. J. L. Mims on Monday.
Messrs. W. A. Byrd and M. A.
Taylor has purchased Overland cars
from J. D. Holstein, Jr. this week.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Bunch and
Miss Lillian Bunch of Meriwether
were visitors in Edgefield yester
J. L. Mims has gone to Wash
ington, D. C., on business in regard
to the South Carolina Press Asso
Mr. Henry Smith, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lowraan Smith, spent the
latter part of the week at home on
a furlough from Camp Sevier.
Mr. James E. Hart enlisted at
Camp Sevier, Greenville, last week
and was assigned to the Quarter
master corps. He came home Mon
day for a brief stay.
Attention is directed to the fol
lowing new advertisements this
week: Rubenstein, The Corner
Store, Daitch Bros., South Carolina
Livestock Association, Powel Fuel
The members of the Methodist |
church have purchased the resi
dence on the corner, now occupied
by Mr. L. P. Smith, from Mrs.
Elizabeth Cobb. It will be used as
a parsonage and the present par
sonage will be used for Sunday
The merchants and business men
of the town have gladly consented
to close their doors every day from
10:30 to 11:30 except Saturdays
and Mondays to attend the Hol
comb meeting at the M. E. Church.
This will also give the shoppers a
chance to attend the services.
Mr. Jerome H. Courtney, who is
connected with the internal revenue
department of the government,
will be in Edgefield every Monday
and Tuesday throughout March to
assist and give information in mak
ing income tax returns. The time
for making returns has been ex
tended until April 1.
Relatives of Col. Marshall Frazier j
who was once a prominent citizen
of old Edgefield, have placed a neat
marble shaft over his grave in the
family cemetery just across the j
trestle. A stone has also been
placed over his grand daughter, al
daughter of Dr. Sanders who was!
a resident of old Edgefield, living
at the Dobson place.
Mr. Israel Mukashj is now a full
fledged American citizen and will
do his part, along with other loyal
Americans, in crushing Prussian
militarism. Ile went to Greenwood
recently and appeared before the
LTnited States court, taking the
necessary oath and complying with
other requirements in order to be
come a citizen of the United States.
See programme ot Second Divi
sion Woman's Missionary Union
Meeting at Antioch on March 9.
Let all the churches in this division
get their reports ready and attend as
largely as possible for an all day
meeting. The winter has been very
cold and roads bad, and we have
been unable to do a great deal, but
can begin to make up for lost time
now that the pleasant spring days
have come again.
W. C. T. U. Prayer Service.
On Monday afternoon which is
the regular time for the W. C. T.
U. meeting, there will be a prayer
service to which every member of
the organization is invited. This
meeting will be held with Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn. The regular subject
will be laid aside and the pro
gramme will be in the interests of
the revival service.
Report Your Flour.
Don't be a slacker in the matter
of reporting the Hour you have in
excess of 30 days' supply. The
government needs the information.
Report at once either to your near
est local food representative or the
county food administrator. Reports:
have already been filed with the J
county food administrator ranging
in quantity from 25 to 1500 pounds.
Make your report at once, so a re
port for the entire county can be
Frances Willard Meeting.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union has planned for several
weeks for the observance of the
Heavenly birthday of Frances Wil
lard, and Sunday afternoon at the
Methodist church this occasion was
The devotions were conducted by
Rev. Walt Holcomb, whom Edge
field is now entertaining on his mis
sion as an evangelist among us.
j The song contest for a gold
medal was entered by eight boys
and girls as follow:
Elliott Lewis, Johnston, "My
Mother's Voice;" Corrie Cheatham,
Edgefield, "We're Coming, Dear|
Leader;" Julian Mims, Edge-field,
"Prihibition Victory;" Susan Ma
this, Trenton, "Brighter Days Are
Coming;" Ora Belle Perry, John
ston, "My Mother's Liberty Loan;"
John Owen Smith, Harmony, "Keep
the Home Fires Burning;" Daisy
Smith, Harmony, "Joan of Arc is
Calling You;" Dozier Tompkins,
Edgefield, "Prohibition Land."
The gold medal was presented to
little Miss Ora Belle Perry of John
ston by Kev. P. P. Blalock, chair
man of the judges, in a very pleas
ing manner, and comforting to these
who did not win the gold medal.
Rev. A. L. Gunter, who conduct
ed the exercises, made a short talk
on the idea of "Americanization,"
which is the effort on the part of
the government, co operating with
other organizations in making loyal
Americans of all persons of foreign
birth in our country. At the close
of this talk six little gills, dressed
in the costumes of various national
ities, came on the platform and
showed their patriotism by singing
"My Country 'Tis of Thee." These
little girls were Janette Timmons,
June Nicholson, Margaret Strom,
Ann Lawton, Carrie Dunovant and
At this time, Dr. E. P. Jones in
troduced to the audience, Rev. W.
S. Brooke, pastor of the Johnston
Baptist church, who delivered the
very inspiring address on the "Life
and Work of Frances Willard."
Resolutions for the closing of the
saloons and breweries in the United
States for the period of the war
were introduced by Mr. J. L. Minis,
and unanimously passed by the
audience to be sent to the govern
ment representatives in Congress
A collection amounting to $12.32
was taken for the Frances Willard
Memorial Fund and expenses of the
meeting. An interesting prelude to
the service was the Marseillaise
Hymn played as a duett by Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman and Mrs. J. R.
The audience was very large and
the church filled to overflowing,
many visitors being present from
Johnston, Trenton, Harmony, An
tioch and the surrounding country.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Daughters of the Revolution
held their February meeting on
Wednesday afternoon at the resi
dence of Mrs. J. L. Minis. This
being near the time of Washing
ton's birthday, the programme cen
tered around the life cf Washing
Souvenirs containing American or
the allied Hags, with a patriotic
quotation were distributed to the
guests on their arrival. Mrs. Till
man, regent of the chapter, presided
over the business and historical pro
Continuing the Indian histor}',
Mrs. Woodson read a paper on the
Cherokee Indians, and Miss Annie
Clisby gave two charming Indian ,
folk lore stories, the last a legend of
George Tompkins played a violin
solo, accompanied on the piano by
his mother, Mrs. J. R. Tompkins,
and little Louise Crouch gave a se
lection called "What Would We Do
Without the Children?" The pres
ence of these gifted yoang people
added greatly to the pleasure of the
Mrs. J. W. Peak read a splendid
paper on "George Washington's
Visit to South Carolina in 1791." 1
This was of unusual interest, as
Mrs. Peak had received much in
formation from old Charleston re
cords tn reference to this visit, also
from authentic histories.
Among the guests of the occasion: :
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. Wallace 1
Wise, Mrs. L. D. Crouch and little '
Louise of Trenton, and Mrs. Dar
ling of Edgefield. Mrs. Crouch
had been invited to give a reading
on the subject of the afternoon, and
tho chapter was delighted to hear
her give an original eulogy on the <
life and character of George Wash
Further tribute was paid to the
"Father of Our Country," when as
the roll was called, each member re
sponded with some interesting rem
iniscence of his life.
Miss Miriam Norris sang that
justly popular patriotic selection,
"Keep the Home Fires Burning/'
All the visitors were very gra
ciously greeted by the regent, and
called upon to respond.
A collection was taken, as ?9 cus
tomary at every meeting, for the
French orphan. The name of the
little giri is Louise Goukier, born
October 28, 1912. Marshall Joffre
is president of this society in France
and personally investigates the case
of the orphan children before they
are adopted by Americans.
At the close of the programme,
the hostess served a course, which
was a demonstration of a meal with
out Hour or sugar, this being a
The menu was as follows: Chicken
salad, cheese and nut balls, corn
wafers, oat-meal crackers, as pub
lished by the booklets of the Food
Administration, grape juice and
pineapple gelatine with whipped
cream, honey being used in every
case in place of sugar.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
H. W. Crouch, Johnston.
J. A. Timmerman, Edgefield.
J. S. Strom, Moss.
H. L. Williams, Blocker.
J. W. Shaffer, Elmwood.
J. E. LaGrone, Johnston.
R. E. Clark, Johnston.
J. M. Swearingen, Trenton.
A. A. DeLaughter Meriwether.
D. B. Bussey, Collins.
A. B. Covar, Edgefield.
J. W. Peak, Edgefield.
H. C. Porter, Edgefield.
J. L. Edwards, Johnston.
A. P. Lott, Johnston.
J. M. Padgett, Meriwether.
H. D. Grant, Johnston.
O. A. Kinnaird, Edgefield.
R. M. Scurry, Edgefield.
Jesse Derrick, Ward.
R. P. McCary, Elmwood.
B. D. Derrick, Ward.
R. J. Moultrie, Moss.
CC Eubanks, Collins.
O. R. Holmes, Collier.
J. R. Pruiet, Johnston.
U. H. Key. Edgefield.
G. D. Medlock, Johnston.
E. G. Bryan, Trenton.
W. E. Ouzts, Wise.
James Powell Pickens.
J. E. Cullum, Ward.
J. E. Bledsoe, Elmwood.
M. W. Carpenter, Trenton.
S. W. Corley, Meriwether.
E. W. Samuel, Edgefield.
Second Division Woman's Mis
sionary Union. Antioch
Mrs. Julia Prescott, division
president in charge.
Devotions, Mrs. A. B. Young.
Reports of mission societies, Y.
W. A.'s and Young Peoples socie
ties of second division, Antioch,
Horn's Creek, Hardys, Mt. Zion,
Red Hill, Republican, Rehoboth,
The following chairmen of com
mittees will talk on "How my com
mittee may help a society to reach
the standard of excellence."
Literature, Mrs. T. J. Briggs.
Personal service, Mrs. W. B.
Mission study, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Aged Ministers, Mrs. W. O.
Talks will be made by Mrs. Kes
terson and Mrs. . W. S. Middleton.
Devotions, Mrs. Kesterson.
Song, Corrie Cheatham.
Sunbeam Suggestions, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman.
OurY. W. A. Ideals, Miss Em
On December 2S I lost my Metal
Case with my Piano Tuning Tools
in it, somewhere between Mr. W.
M. Ou/.ts below Kirksey and Mr. R.
H. Nickolson's, six miles above
Edgefield. I took the road which
leads by Mountain Creek church
and Pleasant Lane. The grip has
some of ray blank notes in it- Any
one finding this case of tools and
returning them will be paid Five
Dollars. The tools are worth little
to any one outside of a piano tuner.
Greenwood, S. C.
Feb. 20, 1918.
OUR MILLINER will arrive Friday, and
will in a few days have ready for display the
largest and most stylish stock of Spring
Millinery ever shown in Edgefield.
These goods are arriving by express daily.
Do not go to the cities for your millinery.
We have the newest and prettiest of every
thing and can save you money.
Edgefield, South Carolina
Spring Dry Goods
Come in to see our early spring arrivals in Dry
Goods. We are showing the newest and prettiest
things of the season's offerings.
Every department of our store is being daily
replenished with the best merchandise from the
leading markets of the country.
COJEE IN TO SEE TIS
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store