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Red Cross Rooms Opened.
Apollo Music Club Met.
W. C. T. U. Conducts
The Red Cross rooms have been
opened and active work is now be
ing done through this noble channel,
the chapter having over COO mem
bers, including those of the suburbs,
and with such a good number to
back the chapter, there will be good
Three iooms have been fitted up
in the second story of the I armers'
Bank, as formerly called.
The rooms look very attractive
with dotted swiss curtains, green
6hades, with cutting tables, ma
chine, and on the walls patriotic
Other pieces of furniture have
been contributed by the two furni
ture stores, each giving seis of
chairs, and all of the merchants
have told the committee of good aid
The rooms were arranged by vice
chairman, Mrs. John Wricht,
Misses Marion Mobley and Orlena
Cartledge, Messrs. Bradfield and
The rooms are opened on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday for general
Red Cross work, and on the other
days the various organizations have
each designated a day to do work.
This chapter has been asked to
specialize on garments made, as it
aids in packing not to have articles
of various sizes and variety to send
off, so pajamas and night shirts are
made. The cloth was secured from,
and each garment was already cut at
Red Cross headquarters. These were
of good quality, canton flannel at
?15.00 per dozen.
Mrs. Wright gave out several
garments on the opening day, which
"were to be made and used as samples.
The inspectors of the work are
Mesdames M. T. Turner, W. S.
Mobley and Annie B. Harrison, and
Mrs. M. R. Wright will see to the
proper packing. There are several
other committees to facilitate the
The Civic League met Thursday
afternoon with the president, Mrs.
S. J. Watsou.
M??S Patti Major, county home
demonstator, was present and gave
a practical talk on gardening, 3ntl
told of several devices for the sum
mer months that will be conven
iences for home keepers. Instruct
ive pamphlets were given out.
The league decided to have first
we2k in April as clean-up week.''
The council will be requested to
take some action on a chicken law,
this to prohibit chickens going at
large, and to be kept on premises of
owners. A clipping was read that
Sumter has made it a fine of $10.00
to owner of chickens doing damage.
This is especially to protect the
"war gardens" now being planted.
Several plans were discussed and
committee reports read.
Mrs. Watson and Mrs. White
were appointed to represent the
leatrue at the district conference in
Tbw- next meeting will be with
Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
The many friends of Dr. L. S
Maxwell sympathize with him in
the death of bis brother, which oc
curred Saturday evening on the
railway between Blackwell and Co
lumbia. Capt. Maxwell had started
from one box car to another to irive
directions and fell between the two,
the falling having been caused by a
sudden movement of the train. Dr.
Maxwell left on the eight o'clock
morning train for Columbia, where
the body was, and from there he
with other relatives carried the body
to the home of the family in Wal
halla, where the interment took
Miss Anna Harrisson was hostess
for the Apollo music club on Tuesday
afternoon, and during business, con
ducted by Mrs E. Mobley, delegates
were elected to the district meeting
to be held at Orangeburg, S. C.,
March 14. The president and Mrs.
G. D. Walker were elected, the al
ternates to be any one who could go
at the time.
A letter thanking tho club for
money for war relief work was read,
the club having sent ?5.00 to the
Armenian sufferers, and ? i ii. 50 for
Miss Montgomery led the pro
gram, Mrs. C. P. Corn giving cur
Four singers were discussed:
"Ternini," Miss Gertrude Stroth
er; "Schumann," Mrs. O. D. Black5
"Tetrozzoni," Mrs. L. S. Maxwell;
"Companini," Miss Hey ward.
"Modern Opera," by Mrs. J. IT.
Piano duet, "Poet and Peas
ant," Mesdames Geo. Walker and
Vocal solo, Mrs. Joseph Cox.
Piano solo, Miss Gladys Sawyer.
The hostess served a tempting
salad course with iced tea. jonquils
decorated the plates.
On last Wednesday afternoon a
lovely reception was given by Mrs.
P. N. Keesee and Miss Marion
Mobley in honor of Mrs. John War
ren Wish and Mrs. Oliver Warren
Wish, of Virginia, the occasion be
ing in the home of the former.
The home was bright and fra
grant with early spring blossoms,
daffodills carrying out a yellow
color scheme in the reception hall.
Mrs. W. S. Mobley greeted the
guests and Mrs. E. R. Mobley took
them to the receiving line, which
was composed of the hostess and
the two honorees. Every one was
delighted,to gieet these t.vo friends,
who have been herc for a visit for
Mesdames M. K. Wright and Al
len Mobley escorted the guests to
the dining room, which was beauti
ful in its decorations, violet being
the color used here, with many soft
shaded lights and quantities of vio
The table was dainty in its deco
rations, and tea was poured by
Mesdames J. A. Dobey and Lewis
Blount. Sandwiches ol several va
rieties were handed by Miss Orlena
Cartledge, Mesdames F. S. Bland,
B. F. Boatwright and W. P. Cas
Bouquets of violets were the" fa
There was a large number of
friends to call during the time.
Mrs. Robert Long entertained the
Young Matrons' club on Saturday
afternoon very pleasantly, there be
ing some of her friends from Edge
Eight tables of rook were played,
and at the conclusion of the game
Mrs. Archie Lewis was given the
All enjoyed block cream and
pound cake served by several young
Plans for commencement exer
cises are already being made, there
being nine graduates-Misses Eve
lyn Williams, Emma Ready, Mary
Waters, Alma Johnston, Azilee
Yonce, Leola Moffett, Carobel Stev
ens and Messrs. Pope Simmons and
Clinton Pardue. Mr. Simmons will
be valedictorian and Miss Emma
The entertainment gotten up for
last Friday evening by the Apollo
music club was a great success fi
nancially, the door receipts being
?113.00, and this will be nearly all
clear, as there was little expense at
This was called "The Dream of
the Allies," and Miss Montgomery
was chairman, general committee
being Misses Bouknight, Sawyer
and H ey ward.
There were nine countries repre
sented in this, and with the good
stage setting, and the portrayal of
it by the dreamer, Mrs. Robert
Long, it was very effective.
The first country was England,
gotten up by Mrs. E. R. Mobley.
This contained the Kin?: and Queen
and a representative from her coun
Belgium, by Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
was touchingly represented by the
war babies, about twenty, who sang,
"The Little War Babies."
Red Cross nurses, Misses Sawyer,
Montgomery, Harms and Bouk
night, Mrs. Joseph Cox.
Soldiers, Messrs. Stanton Lott and
Holland, with its Dutch dancers
in costume of six girls, got much
Committee for this: Mesdames
E. O. Crouch and T. R. Hoyt, Miss
Ireland was represented by six
Irish maids, whose songs of the
Emerald country, and costumes be
decked m shamrocks and carrying
garlands, made a pretty picture.
Miss Zena Payne arranged this
Italy, represented the stage lighted
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Mr. Vann's Fine Oats. Young
Man at Home. Splendid
Meriwether Boy in
We have been blessed with beau
tiful spring weather for the past
two weeks, an i the farmers have
taken advantage of it. Have sowed
wheat, oats, vetch and rape. Plant
ed Irish potatoes, roasting ears and
garden truck of different kinds.
We notice the grain on the road
toward Edgefield is looking fine.
Mr. Julius Vann's oats are grand;
made ns envious. We wished for
just such a field lo graze the mules,
calves, and most especially the cows
on. Poor things, they are crazy
for something green now, as
nothing has begun to grow in the
pastures except wild onions. We
are not enjoying our night's dona
tion of milk and onions just now,
but can't blame them, for they do
enjoy the onions. We like some
things flavored with tame onions,
but not our milk.
The fruit trees are in full bloom,
and we hope the fruit will not be
killed by anothei cold snap, but 'tis
rather early for all the cold weather
to be over with, I am afraid. Eas
ter will bring a snap for the pretty
thin dresses; but then, the girls of
to-day wear those all winter, and a
sport coat and furs for mid summer.
"Consist3ncy, thou art a jewel."
Saturday.being the second day of
March, everybody and his grandpa
were in town. The streets were so
cruwiled we could scarcely get along
to drive or walk.
It looked as if all the soldiers
from the camp had a day off to take
in the town. We were jostled from
side to side by the surging crowds,
as though there were a circus in
Of conrse -al! the negroes from
the country were there for "vanees."
Many went down on 27th of Feb
ruary and came back with empty
Saturday was a good day for cot
ton-several loads went in. We
suspect the price induced several
whu were holding to rush it.
Mrs. T. L. Harley was overjoyed,
for her boy, Mr. Shaw Harley, had
come home for five days, and was
looking fine. He thinks he has been
toughened so he can sleep anywhere,
even on an old log (if it hasn't chig
gers on it, I say), and he can stand
I the hut sun to plough all day in it.
We hope they will all be able to
stand what is coming to them, and
come home strong and well real
soon to stay.
Mrs. Hugh Harrison was teliing
us her son Willie is in France now
with the aviation corps, doing nice
ly. He was in the terrible blizzard
going over, and had to stand on
deck with life preservers on, the
gale was so terrific they feared the
steamer being sunk. And the ther
mometer ten below zero. He landed
at Halitax just four days after the
terrible explosion. Would have
been there in time for it if it had
not been for the storm.
We were told the first of last
week that all the children of the
schools would be vaccinated during
the week. Suppose Dr. Briggs who
was to do the work down this way
did not get through at the other
schools as he has not been to the
Cemetary Hill school yet. The chil
dren were vaccinated in North Au
gusta last Wednesday and Thurs
Hall Townes broke out with Ger
man measles. Ile was well enough
to go to Augusta Saturday. German
measles seem to be very light as I
have heard of several who had them
during the cold snowy weather and
did not stay in for them, lt is to be
hoped smallpox will not be as nu
merous as these measles for they
might be worse in every respect.
A certain young man in our
midst is very devoted and we hope
to have a new lady come in before
long as a permanent neighbor. An
other goes to your town quite fre
quently and we expect still another
neighbor before always. We are al
ways glad to have them come and
hope they will not go at all.
Some one stole a bale of cotton
last Friday night from Mr. Tobe
Lanham and made oil with it. Had
not been located when last I heard.
Just received a nice line of wash
skirts selling very reasonable.
RED OAK GROVE.
Y. VV. A. Meets Third Sunday.
Urges Planting Gardens.
Fruit Trees in Full
Our pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey,
who braved the bad road and bad
weather last month met with larger
congregations last Saturday and on
Sunday. His sermons are so full
of encouragement to his hearers,
given in such an earnest manner,
and so plain that the attention of
the children is quite worthy of
Regardless of the war-times the
church has under consideration,
plans for replacing present fenc
ing the church, with more substan
tial and attractive fence.
The Y. W. A's. will meet third
Sunday evening with Miss Lou
Eva Parkman and as it will be a
meeting full of business, both old
and new, we hope to have good
attendance as at our last meeting.
Circle No. 2, meets with Mrs.
Maggie Grirris Wednesday evening
the 6th, at three o'clock. Mrs,
Lizzie Shelton conducting the meet
Our school at Flat Rock is plan
ning a program of special pastime
for Friday evening the 8th instant.
Tho teachers, Miss Lula Quarles
and Mrs. Fannie Coby have the
earnest co-operation of the patrons
for Buccess of the evening, as the
purpose is to help paint the nice
new school building, so we hope to
raise a goodly sum and solicit the
patronage of all to come and help
Mrs. Harrison LaGrone of the
Pleasant Lane section is guest of
Mrs. Daisy Clegg.
Mr3. Sallie Cobb and Mrs. Wal
ter Powell of Augusta were week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Messrs. Joe Bussey. O. O. Tim
merman, M. T. Clegg and Mr.
George Gilchrist attended the Rev.
Walt Holcomb's lecture at Edge
held last Sunday afternoon. Mr.
Bruce Timmerman motored the
party arni returned in time to make
a special visit to a certain place.
Mr. Perry Hamilton and brother
Jamie had as thoir guest their teach
er Prof. Tucker of Red Hill last
Miss Aminee Quarles, also Miss
Maggie (?naries attended service at
Red Oak Grove last Suuday.
Miss Dead is Dow and Miss Ber
tha Parkman spent last week out of
school kindly entertained nursing
case of Roseola.
Mrs. J, T. Gritlis will have a nice
program arranged for next fourth
Sunday for her Sunbeams, Miss
Kathleen Kenrick, assisting her.
Mr. Frank Kenrick bas returned
from week-end visit to his aunt,
Mrs. E. A. Rodgers of Call iso r,
The warm spring-like days the
past week made the fruit trees don
a dress of full;blooms, and the dove
could be heard reminding us, that
used to be our fathers sign, the cold
weather was over and corn planting
Much garden work is in progress
in our "town" exchanging garden
seeds and purchasing more for
Mr. Monroe Prescott our kind
and accommodating merchant has
supplied us with splendid collection
of Ferris seed, the packages be
ing fuller than usual. Now in tho
war times, nothing will help win in
the Food line like good gardens.
Tba many friends of Mr. Ollie
Holmes will learn with regret his
condition was such he had to be
carried to Augusta for surgical
Mrs. John Holland has returned
to her home in Greenwood.
Red Cross Activities.
In spite of the fact that the pro
tracted meeting at the Methodist
church has made it necessary for
many of our women to give little
time to Red Cross work, I am glad
to say that much has been accom
plished up at the rooms. Three new
rooms have been prepared for oc
cupancy, one for surgical dressings,
one for hospital garments and sup
plies and garments for relief work,
and one for a stock room.
We very much need several ar
ticles of furniture for these rooms.
We will thank any one for the loan
of a washstand, pitcher and bowl.
Several comfortable ohairs are also
needed and another machine. If
some one would send a chiffonnier
or chest of drawers for the surgical
dressings room, wc would be very
grateful. We thank Mrs. Susan 13
Hill for a check for $5.ou, Mise
Charlton Dozier for one dollar, Mrs.
Kate Kennedy for the loan of a bu
reau, Mrs. Mamie Marsh for two
chairs, Mrs. Kate Butler for two
chairs and four pairs of curtains,
Mrs. Herbert Smith for a table and
Mr. David Strother for two coun
ters, Mr. Milledge Reese for put
ting OD our shelves so beautifully,
John Ramey for our very attractive
sign and Mr. Lynch for paints.
Mrs. Lee Cantelou added to our
collection of significant pictures a
beautiful Red Cross worker, with
knitting in hand and Mrs. Woodson
added the framed verses of "The
woman behind the man." The wo
men of the Episcopal guild will
meet at the rooms Thursday to sew
on button holes and finish off the
eighteen suits of outing pajamas.
There are twenty sweaters, five
mufliers and several pairs of socks
ready to be shipped to Atlanta.
The material for the Trenton
branch of the Red Cross is in the
stock room waiting for them.
The girls of tLe Red Oak Grove
Y. W. A. have returned the five
suits of pajamas so beautifully made
by them. They are asking for more
We have on hand now, cut out
gingham pajamas. Ladies can get
them any afternoon. We do not
wish the garmeuts kept out more
than a week.
One member of the garments com
mittee will be at the rooms every
afternoon after 3:20.
The following Lnew members are
added to our hst. Mr. A. L. Brim
son, Sr., Cleora, Mrs. Susan B. Hill
and Mrs. Maggie Hill.
Death of Mr. Edward Dorn.
. The frierds. of Sir. and M,rg. J.
B. Dorn of the Celestia section "of
Saluda county, near the Edgefield
county line, sympathize with them
deeply in the death of their eldest
son. Edward Dorn, who was in his
nineteenth year. The funeral was
conducted at Stevens' Creek church
Wednesday, February 2 7, by the
pastor, Rev. H. B. White.
Young Mr. Dorn had been mak
ing his home in Aiken county with
his mother's relatives for the past
two years, and recently came home
to farm this year. Soon after reach
ing home he became ill with typhoid
fever. He was a Woodman of the
World, and was held in the highest
ssteerrj by a large circle of friends.
Our sympathy goes out to the be
reaved home, hi father being the
writer's schoolmate in our boyhood
W. C. T. U. Essay Contests.
For ten or more years the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
has li?ld the essay contests in Edge
field county, recognizing the value
of this method of making temper
ance sentiment. In this time hun
dreds of letters have been written
and thousands of pages of literature
sent to teachers and students. Some
of the boys and girls who once
wrote essays, have become grown,
and distinguished mm and women.
We are sure none of them will ever
cast a vote on the side of intemper
This year the students of the
High School are asked to write on
the subject "Why Congress should
close saloons and breweries during
the world war." For the best essay
on this subject in the High School,
$5.00 in gold will be awarded, sec
ond best ?2.
The subject for the graded
schools, or for pupils under 15
years of age, is "How tobacco hin
ders the highest development." The
reward for best on this subject will
be ?5.00 in gold, second best $2.00.
This is a great opportunity for
teachers to give their children a
talk on these subjects and crystal
ize their own and the convictions of
the children on two of the most mo
mentous questions of the age.
The following are the rules:
All essays must be in before the
10th of April.
In the High School essay, the
maximum number of words shall
be 1,500, and the minimum 1,000.
In the graded school essays, the
maximum number of words shall be
600, the minimum number 300.
Mrs. T. H. Ramford.
Teachers' Association Met Sat
urday. Attendance Rather
Small. Interesting and
On Saturday at eleven o'clock the
second meeting of the County Teach
ers' Association was held at the
Major T. J. Lyon, president, was
in charge, and conducted a very in
teresting programme, Miss Julia
Roddey acting as secretary.
The first paper, "The Inspira
tional Teacher," was read by Prof.
W. F. Scott, principal of the John
ston high school. This was a very
tine presentation of a very impor
tant subject, and read so that the
audience was able to comprehend
the. full purpose and intent of it.
There was nothing lost in the read
ing, as is often the case.
Miss Miriam Norris, accompanied
by Miss Eileen Hading on the piano,
sang the French National anthem,
Major Lyon read a paper on
"How the Schools May Help Win
the War," This was exceedingly
practical, and the facts were highly
commendable in regard to the at
tainments of the Edgefield school in
this regard. Major Lyon stated his
sympathy with every agency that is
being used in the schools to help
"win the war," mentioning specially
the Junior Red Cross, school gar
dens and thrift stamps as means to
Mrs. J. C. Lalimer, of Johnston,
Miss Hortense Padgett and others
made interesting suggestions on this
The matter of field day was dis
cussed, and it was decided that this
year the occasion would not be cele
The meeting was closed with the
singing of "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" byi.the Association.
At the close of programmeTSrrs.. ?
Thos. H. Rainsford was invited to
address the teachers on the irhpor
I tance of the essays on temperance
subjects fostered by the Woman's
Christian Temperance L'nion.
Mrs. J. L, Minis also made some
remarks on this subject.
After the meeting had adjourned
a very dainty lunch was served by
Miss Major ana the girls of her Do
mestic Science class.
The last meeting of the associa
tion was invited to meet at the
Johnston high school.
Paper by Tenth Grade Pupil of
Edgefield Graded School.
The attitude of the people toward .
China has been one of Christian be
nevolence and friendly neutrality.
The great allied powers, all with
the exception possibly of Japan, un
detook to bring older out of chaos,
and to build up and strengthen the
fragmentary parts of the Celestial
Empire. Especially has the United
States exerted potent and herculean
efforts to avert the dismemberment
of this vast Empire not only by
landing our navy there during the
"Boxer Uprising," thus preventing
effectively Germany, England and
other nations from attempting to
partition China by force of arms
and conquest, but also wielded a
powerful influence in restoring peace
and order too-long ?ince tom asun
der by insurrections and interval
Conspicuous among the benevo
lences Americans have shown, China
has been our persistent effort to
carry the Gospel to and Christianize
benighted heathens; many of whom
have been converted and saved
through tb sacrificial and heroic
efforts of our consecrated Southern
missionaries, who have so faithfully
in this field labored aud heeded our
Master's call to "Go into all the
world and carry the Gospel to every
Conference in Columbia.
A conference of county food ad
ministrators has been called for
Saturday in Columbia at 10:00
preliminary or preparatory to the
holding of a conference of State
food administrators in Washington
next week. In this way Mr. Hoover
will hear directly from every sec
tion of the country.
Come in and insiject our nice line
of voiles, muslins and flouncing.