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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1918
Week of Prayer Observed.
Death of Mrs. Alice Gary.
Red Cross Chapter
The past week was observed here
by the different societies of the Bap
tist church as a week of prayer for
home missions. The Y. W. A. held
the first meeting on Sunday after
noon, March 3, and Wednesday
evening the R. A's. took charge of
the service instead of the regular
prayer meeting. Their program was
very interesting and these young
gentlemen each did their part well
and it was aspiring to hear them
sing their song "The King's Busi
The G. A's. meeting of Sunday
afternoon, March 10, was the last
of the prayer services. The woman's
missionary society met on the other
^afternoons, and at each meeting
helpful .and good programs were
carried out, there being a leader at
each meeting who would arrange
the program so each one was differ
ent, but every one was spiritually
uplifting. On Thursday afternoon
the members of the other mission
societies in town were invited to
join in the prayer service. The offer
ing of each society was fine in each
case, the apportionment being met
6ome going over. The Woman's
Missionaiy Society gave ?174. Mrs.
L. C. Latimer has been president of
this society for over 20 years.
Every ODe was grieved to learn
of the death of Mrs. Alice Gary
which had occured on Saturday at
Jacksonville, Fla. The immediate
cause of her death was a cancer and
for eight weeks she had been a great
sufferer being in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. McConnell. On Sun
day the remains were brought here
for interment and was carried first
to the home of her niece, Mrs. J.
L. Walker to await the interment
that afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mrs.
Gary was a Miss Longshore of New
berry and was widely connected.
Over 20 years ago Mr. and Mrs.
Gary came here from Newberry
with their family to reside, but Mr.
Gary did not live very long after
making this place his home. Mrs.
Gary resided here until a few years
ago when she went to Florida to
live with her son, Prof. Thomas
She left behind many warm hearts
of good friends who had learned to
know her true worth.
She was a woman of ereat strength
of .character and purpose, and even
virtue shone forth in her; and
above all she was a noble, Christian
woman. None knew her but to
love her, so kindly and gentle. She
was a devoted and loving mother.
The love and esteem in which she
was held by her new friends was
shown in the great number of flow
On the casket were the flowers
placed by her children and grand
The funeral services had been
conducted before leaving the home
in Florida, so only a short service
was held here at the Mouut of
Olives cemetery, this being con
ducted by Rev. C. E. Bailey.
There were many relatives here
from Newberry and other parts,
coming to pay a sad tribute.
The pall bearers were Hon. N. G.
Evans, Edgefield, and Messrs. J. L.
Walker, VV. S. Moblev, J. N. Lott,
J. W. Marsh, H. S. Toney, VV. E.
LaGrone and J. H. White.
The deepest sympathy is felt for
the four children, Mrs. Moriat Gary
McConnell and Messrs. Thomas,
Wistar and Claude Gary and sister,
Mrs. Spearman, and brother, Mr.
Mr. W. L. Coleman has been sick
for the past week, and on Sunday
was greatly missed by his Sunday
school class, to which he is so faith
A Red Cross chapter has been or
ganized at Philippi with the follow
ing officers: Chairman, Miss Lottie
Derrick; secretary, Mrs. L. D.
Holmes; treasurer, Mrs. Ed Cullum.
Membership committee: Misses
Dorothy Williams, Aurie Mae
Scott and Mrs. John Claxton. At
this meeting 20 members were en
rolled and no doubt there will soon
bo a great number in this communi
ty enlisted in this noble work that
is being done through this channel.
On the fifth Sunday of this month
the union meeting of the churches
in this division of the Ridge asso
ciation will be held in the Baptk
church here, the meeting to last tw
days, on Saturday also. Dinner wil
be served at the church both day
and it is expected that there will b
a number of delegates to come fror
Mrs. J. ^i. Lott was hostess fo
the New Century club on Wednei
day afternoon there being a goo*
attendance, Mrs. H. D. Grant cor
ducting the business.
The club decidea to do more tc
ward the sale of smileage books b
send to Camp Jackson, some of th
members having given book
through the club.
The members all decided to giv
a new book to the library, and al
on hand have been read. Miss Ev
Rushton stated that her grade at th
high school had made a number o
scrap books, and would be glad t<
let these be sent on with those fron
the club, the gift being gladly ac
Delegates were elected to the dis
trict conference at Orangeburj
March 14, these being Misses Clan
Sawyer and Zena Payne.
The literary program was ii
charge of Miss Montgomery, ant
was greatly enjoyed, the subject be
ing, "Poets of Postbellum Times.'
After this all enjoyed a tempting
salad course, the hostess being as
sisted by Miss Montgomery anc
Mrs. J. A. Dobey.
The Cultus club held the rece??
meeting with Miss Abrams in th?
home of Mrs. J. A. Dobey. Th(
members are all enjoying the meet
ings, with a play of Shakespeare ai
each meeting, "Othello" being dis
cussed this time.
Miss Hey ward was leader, and af
ter the discussions Miss Mary Wa
ters gave a reading.
Miss Gertrude Strother is presi
dent and at business the club decid
ed to give ?12.00 to communitj
Lieut. Willie Ouzts was a wei
come visitor here on Sunday'
On last Saturday morning Mrs.
W. E. LaGrone gaye a pleasant
biidge party for her "g'uest, Miss
Theo Youno of Union. The rooms
were in patriotic decorations and
the tables were thus arranged and
held attractive score cards. The
guest prize was a box of patriotic
stationery. Miss Snow Jeffries of
Edgetield won' the score prize, a hat
pin and the consolation, a box of
candy fell to Miss Maud Sawyer.
Miss Daisy Brockinjilon assisted in
serving a tempting repast.
Mrs. Sad!?; Hill is spending'
awhile with bur daughter, Mrs. NV.
Mrs. Osborne of Alabama came
last week to spend awhile here with
her daughter, Mrs. Huiet Waters.
TheiAngeline Bacon chapter, C.
of C..held a good^meeiing on Satur
day afternoon, Mrs. P. B. Waters
being leader. The chapter is com
posed of ^members and more were
added at this time. There will be
several contestants in the contest
for the best essay on Hear Admiral
Raphael Semines. The arranged pro
gram was carried out with bright
Mrs. M. E. Norris visited her
daughter, Miss Luelle Norris, in Co
lumbia last week.
Miss Garlington returned on Sun
day from the City Hospital, Colum
bia, where she was operated on for
Mrs. James Callum of Hartsville
is the cruest of her mother, Mrs. An
nie B. Harrison.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Horne and
Mrs. F. M. Boyd spent Saturday in
Columbia with relatives.
Misses Annie Holmes Han ison
and Bettie Waters of Columbia Col
lege spent the week end here at
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B.
T. Adams are at Leesville spending
awhile with their niece, Mrs. Wal
Mrs. Claud Lott was hostess for
the We-Are-Twelve club on Thurs
day, the occasion being a most pleas
ant one to all present.
There was a large number present
at this meeting, the hostess having
invited in several of her friends.
Knitting and sewing occupied the
fingers while all chatted merrily.
Later all enjoyed a salad, with
sandwiches and iced tea. Those as
sisting in serving were Miss Maud
Nickerson and Mesdames Calhoun
Kammer and J. W. Browne.
Mr. and Mrs. William Templeton
and children are welcomed io John
ston, they having moved here re
cently. Mrs. Templeton is pleas- '
Too Warm for Fresh Meat.
Vegetation in Full Bloom.
Many Mules Pur
Mr. PI. G. Bunch got uneasy
about his meat, the weather kept so
so warm, so bought ice on Saturday
to put in his barrel of brine he is
sugar curing it in and froze the
weather. Sunday the wind remem
bered it was March, and it had not
put in its usual blustery days thus
far, and it proceeded to rise, bring
ing the cold wave the DeVore cal
endar predicted. Yes, we watch
our DeVore calendar, and it is gen
erally always pretty near correct.
We bad thunder and a little rain
before day Sunday morning, then
the wind and cooler weather.
There are some who are fortunate
enough to have more hogs to kill
yet that will welcome this change,
but we fear for the fruit crop. The
trees look so perfectly beautiful,
dotted about over the fields dressed
in pink and white blossoms. The
peaches, pink, apples light pink,
pears and plums white. And the
woods putting on their spring
dresses of fresh green, 6ome first
sending out pink flowers, white and
red and the yellow jessamine so
sweet, woodbine, violets and phlox.
All the earth waking up after its
long cold winter's sleep. The little
birds flitting about, telling of their
happy delight that spring has found
them alive yet.
Little children are begging to dis
card their shoes and get barefooted.
They would rather be barefooted
and have splinters and the ends of
their toes stumped off than wear
shoes when the weather does warra
up. One poor little toe came in
stumped off at the end this morn
ing. Now there will be the excuse
that the shoe will hurt it.
With the drying off of the roads,
although it is very rough from being
cut up so deep,oye see. the automo
biles coming out again like the
flowers and birds, soglad of spring.
Mr. Lidie Dorn tells us he has
been having to go all the way
around by Edgefield ever since
Christmas. He made the trip down
the Martin town on Friday and says
it was very rough. We noticed the
Miller's, Hammond's and Mr. Giles
Miras risKed this road during the
past week. Also Messrs. J. O. Scott
and John Hudson. If it was smooth
ed down and the boles filled in there
would be lots of improvement.
We see a lot of new mules going
up so there must be some men left
in the Icounty above here to work
them. Hands are very scarce in this
community. Mules are up top in
price too. I guess one reason is on
account of so many being used in
the army and there are so many that
have died of pneumonia out at the
We were sorry to hear of Mr.
John Reese having lost one of pneu
monia and had another he had just
bought in the place of the one he
lost, that was quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch and
family were in Edgefield Wednes
day. Mrs. Bunch visited her aunt, I
Mrs. Arthur Wells and called by to
see how Mrs. Leraie Talbert was. t
Found her still suffering with 1
grippe. Hope she will soon be able t
to concjuer it. I
We saw a good many of the coun
try folks in Augusta on Saturday. ]
Among them were Mr. H. F. Coop
er and daughter Estelle, Miss Ruby
Watson, Mr. and Mrs. John Reese, (
Mr. and Mrs. Janies McClain, Mr. (
Williams and sons, Mr. Carpenter, 1
Messrs. Frank Townes and Harry j
Bunch and Evan and Fred Barker. 1
Messrs. E. L. Fuuche and wife, 1
Ernest Ingram and family and Mr. '
G. W. Medlock attended services 1
in Augusta Sunday. 1
Lost or Strayed-One red year- '
ling, left ear cut off. Strayed from
my farra about the 1st of January. 1
S. W. Miller, Edgifield, S. C. R. .
F. D. 2. 2-27-4L 1
We have received a complete line ?
of Martha Washington oxfords in j
plain, strap, lace and button, high 1
or low heel. 1
antly remembered as Miss Carrie 1
M?J8 Mallie Waters visited in Au- I
gusta the first of the week. ?
RED OAK GROVE.
Large Sunday School Attend
ance. Circle Met With
Mrs. Griffis. Visitors
Come and Go.
Our attendance at Sunday School
last Sunday was the largest we
have had this year. The interest of
the school is-'growing. We enjoyed
having with us representatives from
other Sunday schools.
The business meeting of W. M.
TJ. was held.af ter the session of the
Sunday School with good attend
ance, some ?>f the members who had
not been present in a long while,
we were jj? glad to have with
us. Our Korne Mission Offering,
largest we have ever had I think,
amounting to nearly ten dollars.
The Circle meeting held last
Wednesday with Mrs. Maggie Grif
fis was one- of unusual interest.
Mrs, Lizzie Shelton conducted the
meeting, using readings from Home
and Foreign Mission Fields, making
our subject so interesting.
The cold wave will be means of
saving corn, and put more meat in
our pantrys for we have heard of
several who thought they would
have to sell their hogs rather than
carry them over unless it turned
cold enough to kill them.
From observation we have learn
ed, that the cold winds injure fruit,
more than the frost. We enjoy
watching tho development of fruit,
next to the growing of our garden
Our girls seem to be putting more
time on their music, several of
them have ordered new pieces going
in together, giving each other as
sistance in that way, will be ad
vantage to each of them.
. Thc gathering at Flat Rock
school house.last Friday evening was
one of much enjoyment and pleas
ure for young and old. The occa
aion was a marked success in everj
way. Thejamount raised was some
thing cvev eighty dollars, which
will go towards painting the school
house. Mesdames. R. C. Miller,
J. T. Gritfis and J. C. Bussey con
tributed each a cake to the school,
which was disposed of in a most
pleasant and profitable manner.
The visitors from a distance in
Dur 4*town" last week-end were
From Cleora, Pleasant Lane, Calli
on and Kirksey.
Miss Lulie Timraerman Ind as
ber guests Misses Pearl and Birdie
L?ailey, also Miss Maude Quattle
t>aum from Callison.
Misses Maggie and Clela Agner
lad with them to dinner last Sun
lay Misses Lula Quarles, Kathleen
Kenrick, Marie Hamilton, also
Messrs. Perry Hamilton and Mr.
Penn Quattlebaum called in the
Mr. Beathie Kemp from Kirksey,
iccompanied by his cousin Miss
Lottie Mallison from Greenwood,
visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey
Mrs. George Bussey and Mrs.
Mamie Bussey attended the Antioch
Divisional meeting last Saturday,
.eported a most interesting meet
ng with much encouraging iufor
Our Divisional meetings have a
.endency to draw us closer together,
lelping us to know each other bet
er, thereby we are strengthened to
Recruiting Station U. S. Army.
Due to the fact that the knowl
edge which prevails among the gen
eral public in regard to the require
ments which must be met by a man
oeiore he is eligible for enlistment
n the army does not seem to be
yery clear, the recruiting officials
[or this district have sent out infor
mation throwing light on this mat
Ler and clearing up any possible
ioubt which may exist in the minds
?? some. A brief summary is given
Persons who are over 40 years of
ige but have not yet attained their
Hst birthday may enlist in the ar
my. Young men who are now 21 '
pears of age but who were not 21
pears old on registration day (June
5th, 1917) are still permitted to en
list. The officials advise all young 1
men who are now 21 years old and
not registered to grasp this oppor
tunity to choose their own branch
Df service and to join the colors as
a volunteer, as it now seems proba
ble that a law will be passed requir
in? men attaining the age of 21 to
register. No registered mtn may
volunteer for service in the army,
except in occasional instances when
men of special qualifications are
needed immediately. Enlistment in
the army now is for the period of
the war only, and a volunteer is not
required to sign up for any definite
'eDgth of time; this fact has caused
many to join. Married men may
enlist on the same basis as single
men, and family allowances are
granted. The only educational
qualification necessary is ability to
speak English. The physical ex
amination given now is not nearly
so strict as that given a year ago,
and the officials advise any who may
have been rejected at previous dates
because of slight physical defects to
make another attempt, as the sec
ond attempt may be successful.
Practically every branch of the ser
vice is now open, and a man who
volunteers is given the privilege of
takiug his choice of the branch of
the army he desires. Both white
and colored men are wanted and
needed, the colored men to do
The opportunities afforded a vol
unteer at this time are greater than
ever before in the nation's history.
The pay is good, tue chances of
promotion splendid and the living
conditions are excellent. There is
no necessity, the officials state, for
reviewing the reasons why all men
able to do so should help the land
of their birth in this great crisis, as
all men have had these facts fully
impressed upon their minds. In the
years to come after the war is over,
those who failed to join the colors
at this time when they were able to
do so, the officials say, will be caus
ed bitter disappointment and life
long regret that they were
weighed in the balances and found
wanting and that they did not do
their share in helping to "make the
world safe for democracy."
Senator Tillman's Candidacy.
There will be a hearty approval
oT Senator TilliSan*B" reb?nsideTa<'
tion of his decision, announced
sometime ago not to be a candidate
for re-election. Pleading the war
and his wish to be of service in its
prosecution as long as possible as
the reason for his change of mind,
he exhibits both devotion and mod
esty. All things considered, he is
better qualified than any other citi
zen of South Carolina to represent
that State in this emergency, arni ii
is to be hoped that there will be
public recognition of the fact.
In his seventy-first year, Mr.
Tillman is now completing his
fourth term. When he entered the
Senate there were grave misgivings
because of his extreme views on
public questions, but all these were
long ap"o seen to be unwarranted.
However much increasing years
may have tamed his partisanship
and sectionalism, they have not
quenched the fires of his patriotism
or diminished his zeal for causes he
believes to be right.
If the people of South Carolina
can bring about the re-election of
this veteran without opposition they
will confer a distinguished honor
upon one whose merits are not to
be questioned.-New York World,
March 7, 10IS.
Mission Study Class.
Beginning with March 20, the
mission society of the Baptist church
will hold their annual mission study
class, the book chosen being "The
Romance of Missions in Nigeria."
The class this year will hava an
unusual privilege in having our be
loved State corresponding secretary,
Mrs. J. R. Fizerwith us. Mrs. Fizer
will deliver three lectures on this
book at 4 o'clock each afternoon,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
To these lectures all the women of
Edgefield are invited of all denomi
nations, and as many from the so
cieties in the country as will find it
convenient to do so. All will be cor
It was suggested at the Antioch
meeting that if all could not attend
that any who expected to lead class
es at any time soon in this book
would be specially benefitted by at
tending these lectures.
As Mrs. Fizer is coming from Co
lumbia especially for .this werk, we
hope to make her coming worth
while by giving her large and ap
preciative audiences each day.
LONE STAR STATE,
Wheat and Oats Looking Well.
Hope to See Edgefield
Veterans at Confederate
I wrote a letter last June, but I
expect the waste basket caught it
as I never saw it in your paper, so
I thought I would try again this
morning and see if I would have any
We have had a very cold winter,
more continued than I have ever
seen since I have been here. We
had a killing frost on the ninth of
October, fully a month earlier than
usual and- we had pretty cold weath
er on through the balance of the
fall, but it set in for good in Janua
ry, and out of thirty-cne days we
had ice twenty-nine. We had one
norther after another for the whole
month. I have seen colder spells
than we have had this winter, but
it would not last moro than two or
three days at a time. Wo had two
snows in January, the first on the
tenth, with a very high wind and it
drifted the snow in places, four feet
deep and on clean land it blew itali
off. Another on the twentieth which
covered the ground about two inches
deep in places. The snow from the
first lay on the ground three weeks.
We have had no rain to amount to
anything like a season since Octo
ber. With that exception we have
had a very dry fall and winter
It has been trying to rain for the
last three days and it wet the
ground about fwo inches deep. We
have no under ground season and it
depends on the seasons now on for
making a crop.
The wheat and oats are look,
ing very well, a good many farmers
have from five to ten acres in wheat
and the average in oats is more
than usual, although there are
some farmers sticking to cotton as
the principle crop. Our cotton
crop here was about seventeen hun
dred bales short of the 1916 crop,
?and-mostrof the farmers bad- to-buy
feed. The corn crop was short on
account of the dry weather. I don't
know how we will come out if
we make a good crop, for most of
the young men have gone into the
There has been a good deal of
sickness this winter, mostly pneu
monia, and a great many deaths,
but there is not as much sickness
now as there has been.
I was glad to see another letter
from "Uncle Iv." I am always
glad to hear from him, and would
like to hear from some of the oth
ers that I knew in my boy-hood
I met Nick Broadwater in Wash
ing last June and we had not seen
each other in fifty-five years. We
were old school-mates, and I was
certainly glad to see the old fel
low. If we have the re-union at
Tuloa, Ark., this spring I would
be glad to meet some more of the
Edgefield boys. They ought to
come and see the difference in our
country and that back there, it
would pay them to see it.
Well I will close, hoping that he
will be whipped in his big drive
and the war soon come to an
W. J. Rochelle.
[The Advertiser is always pleased
to have these Texas letters.]
Rural Carrier Examination.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an ex
amination for the County of Edge
field, S. C., to be held at Trenton
on April 13, 1918, to fill the posi
tion at Johnston and vacancies that
may later occur on rural routes
from other post offices in the above
mentioned county. The examination
will be open only to male citizens
who are actually domiciled in the
territory of a post office in the coun
ty and who meet the ether require
ments set forth in Form No. 1977.
This form and application blanks
may be obtained from the offices
mentioned above or from the United
Stales Civil Service Commission at
Washington, D. C. Applications
should be forwarded to the Com
mission at Washington at the ear
liest practicable date.
FOR SALE: Nice lot of female
Duroc pigs entitled to registration.
Apply to T. L. Miller, Collier,