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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Dr. Sikes Will Speak Sunday
Night. The Red Cross
... Rooms Open Every
On Sunday evening at the Baptist
church there will be a special ser
vice, the occasion being to place a
service flag on the " walls of the
church. The speaker of the eve
ning will be Dr. E. W. Sikes. pres
ident of Coker College.
The service will be one in which
every one is interested, and the
speaker being a man of note, no
doubt the church will be tilled to its
capacity on this occasion.
The Red Cross chapter here has
just completed a most splendid work,
and a box of about 1">0 garments
beautifully made has been sent on.
Also a large box of good clothing,
contributed, has been sent to the
needy of France.
There was an executive meeting
on last Wednesday, and several
plans for the furtherance of the
work was discussed.
It was decided to have the rooms
opened every day of the week, which
will bring about the accomplish
ment of much more. Mrs. W. J.
Huiet is supervisor of the knitting
and she will be in charge of the
rooms on Monday. Mrs. A. P. Lew
is is supervisor of hospital supplies,
having charge on Wednesday and
Mrs. Joseph Cox will dir 3t the
making of surgical dressings on
Fri lay. The other days for work
have been well planned, and special
committees will attend to various
lines of work. At an early date Miss
Caroline Guignard, of Columbia,
will come to have charge of a class
in surgical dressing, the material
having been ordered for this.
Mrs. J. H. White entertained on
Satniday with a dinner party, the
honorees being Mrs. James Oullum,
of Hartsville, Mrs. David Moore
o? St. George and Mrs. Oliver Ham
ilton and Mrs. J. W. Mish of Vir
ginia. The day was happily spent.
The union meeting held here Sat
urday and Sunday at the Baptist
church was well attended and es
pecially on Sunday. The programs
of both days were exceedingly good
and in the rendering of them, was
accotnpli:-hed just what the com-j
mittee on arrangement wanted lo j
bring about-helpfulness and a de-j
sire for even better and more ear- i
nest work in the cause, and much j
inspiration was gained by all pres
Mr. G. W. Scott of Philippi isl
moderator of this division. Satur-i
day was occupied with business and
reports, and tile chief feature was a
talk by Mr. Stanton Lott, on "How
to teach a Sunday school class suc
cessfully." No better one could have
been selected for this than he, for
he has well shown this by the splen
did class of young boys he has in
Rev. W. S. Brooke, pastor, made
a very impressive talk. On Sunday
morning following Sunday school
the following order of service was
held, special Easter music being en
joyed: Organ prelude.
Anthem, "'Hallelujah, Christ is
risen." Doxology, prayer.
Hymn, "Hark ten thousand hearts
Anthem, "Risen, a glorious
Sermon, Rev. E. C. Baker.
Hymn, "('hrist, the Lord is risen
A short business session was held
followed by dismissal for lunch on
The afternoon devotional was lead
by Mr. James Edwards.
Talk, "The laymen's opportuni
ty," Col. R. B. Watson of Ridge.
Talk, "Religion in thc high
school," Prof. W. F. Scott.
Talk, "The orphanage," Rev. J.
P. Jackson, of Philippi.
The sermon of the morning which
was a most earnest message, and
these most helpful, thought-pro
ducing talks were all heard with
deep appreciation. The next union
meeting will be with Philippi
church 5th Sunday in June.
Mrs. Laura Ready died at her
home near town on last Monday
evening and in her death', there is
the passing away of a true christian
woman,^one that meant so much to
her loved ones and to every one
that knew her. She had been sick
only two or three days, having a
sudden attack of acute indigestion.
Mrs. Ready had no children of
her own, but her three nephews,
Messrs. Tom, John and Will Hoyt,
meant to 'her very much, and she
has been a mother to them since the
death of their own mother many
years a<ro. These with their families
lovingly ministered to her during
her last days. She was a woman of
high ideals and her life has been a
benediction to all with whom she
come in constant contact.
Her hand was a generous one and
it was always a great pleasure to
give of her substance to worthy
causes, and to help in whatever way
she could. Her grand nieces and
nephews loved her devotedly and
their greatest happiness was to stay j
with "Aunt Laura." Such a woman j
as she, has no doubt planted good
seed in these trusting hearts and her
sweet influence will show forth in
Since her early girlhood she has
been a christian, and she was always
faithful to her church, even inclem
ent weather would not keep her
back. Her life is one that should be
emulated and her memory must be
a sweet and blessed one to those of
her relatives that grieve for her.
The funeral services were con
ducted on Tuesday a?ternoon at 4
o'clock at Spann cemetery at Ward,
by Rev. W. S. Brooke and the body
was laid to rest beside the grave of
her husband who many years ago
preceded her to the grave. There
were many beautiful Howers placed
by sympathizing friends on her cas
The Civic League met, Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. W. E. La
Grone, Mrs. S. J. Watson presid-1
ing. It was decided to have 2nd !
week in April as clean-up-week and
posters to this effect will be put up.
Unsightly places about the town
will be looked after and the mayor,
Mr. H. W. Crouch has promised to
co-operate in every way with the
league to make a city beautiful. An
entertainment to raise funds to aid
in the work is being considered.
Once a week the league sends cut
tlowers to the hospital at Camp
Jackson, and letters of thanks were
received, one of the letters contain
ing the signatures of each soldier in
whose room a vase of flowers had
been placed. Money had previously
been sent from the league to pur
chase vases foi the flowers. Placing
a wire fence about the hedge r< c nt
ly placed on the monument square
was decided Oil.
Delegates lo the State Ft deration
of clubs to be held in Aiken, April
23-24 were elected. Mrs. Watson
firsc delegate, Mrs. Oliver Kidson
A very pleasant feature of the
meeting was the talks by Miss Patti
Major, county home demonstrator,
and Mrs. G. F. Minis of Edgetield.
The subject was4 Poultry"and Mrs.
Minis gave much valuable inf o rna
tion regarding the raising of poul
try anet Miss Major s demonstration
will be very helpful to housekeep
ers. Miss Elizabe'h Rainsford was
present and pres ' id the matter of
the Liberty Loan. She was heard
with deep interest and all present
signified their intention of doing
their best. They appointed Mrs. S.
J. Watson chairman of this work
among the women, and the presi
dents of all local organizations will
meet with her at an early date to
begin the drive.
The young people enjoyed a party
on Friday evening with Misses Bet
tie and Mary Waters, and the pleas
ant evening made the large porch
the scene of their enjoyment, and
their happy laughter testified to how.
the time was passing.
Mr. and Mrs J. Howard Fay ne
are now domiciled in their pretty
new bungalow on Addison street.
During the past week Mr. Elliot
Lewis was quite sick, and on Satur
day it was found that a case of ap
pendicitis had developed and his
father Mr. J. C. Lewis and Miss
Helen Lewis went with him on the
afternoon train to the Baptist hos
pital Columbia, and a few hours
after the arrival, an operation was
performed which was a very suc
cessful ."one, and everyone will be
glad to know that he is resting well.
Elliot is a bright and popular
young gentleman and his illness
has been a source of solicitous in
quiry with all.
Mr. Earl Smith has been elected
cashier at the Bank of Western
Carolina, following the resignation
of Messrs. Eid^on and Yonee who
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Servies Flag Presentation.
Un Sunday afternoon next Apri
7, at -1 o'clock according to the nei
time, at the Bantist church ther
will be a patriotic meeting arrange
by the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union. At this time the soi
vice flag will be presented to th
There will be a very interestin?
program, and all our people are in
vited to be present, both from towi
and county, to do honor to thi
twenty-nine young men who havi
answered the call of the colors fron
the Baptist congregation.
In connection with the presenta
tion, a patriotic address will be giv
en by Dr. E. W. Sikes, presiden
of Coker college, and many in on
county will bc delighted to havi
this opportunity of hearing Dr
Sikes for the first time.
The following is the program
Dr. E. P. Jones will preside ovei
"Come Thou Almighty King,'
Reading of scripture and pr*yer
Selection, "The Flag," Effie Aller
Lott. At this time "The Star Spang
led Banner" will be brought on thc
flatform by Misses Helen Tillmat:
and Roseia Parker, and a quartette
consisting of Mr. il. M. Reynolds,
Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse, Miss Sadie
Mima and Rev. A. L. Gunter will
sing our national authem, "The Stai
Roll call of men in service, Mr,
W. B. Cogburn.
Response giving position of men.
Mr. J. H. Cantelou.
Selection, "The Service Flag,':
Unveiling of service flag, Marga
ret Allen and Katherine Miras.
.Vocal solo, "Keep the homo tires
burning" Mass Miriam Norris.
Presentation of flag for Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Mr.
Acceptance, Mr. A. S. Tompkins.
introduction of Dr. Sikes by Ex.
Gov. J. C. Sheppard.
Address, Dr. E. W. Sikes, presi
dent Coker college.
Collection for War Relief.
".America" by congregation.
On Saturday April 20, 1018, a
patriotic mass meeting by the col
ored people of Edgefield county,
under the auspices' of the colored
bo.ird of council of defense and
colored teachers1 association. This
will tike the place of thc usual Dth
of April celebiation, which means
nothing and is empty in so far as
any good that could be accomplish
ed. Past events holds nothing for
us in this case. We are. interested
only in service to the United States.
No time for petty rehearsal.
This meeting has ben arranged
to instruct our people in how they
may render the most effective ber
vice to our country and to ourselves.
Every colored person in Edgefield
county should be there. All speak
ers have volunteered their service,
and wc should not miss this oppor
tunity to learn something that may
be the meaus of driving hunger
from our doors. Get in earnest.
No time for folly. Keep in touch
with your country's needs, help
supply them. See that every one
has semething to do. No place now
for drones and loafers. Econo
mize iu everything that you can.
Save food, form War Saving Socie
ties, raise every morsel of food that
you can. L^l's make good as Ameri
can citizens, talk less, work more.
Come and let these gentlemen tell
you of true conditions, but don't
wait, get busy for the biggest crop
of food Stulls Edgefield has ever
The following gentlemen will
speak: Hon. J. W. Thurmond,
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, Hon. N. G.
Evans, Mr. E. J. M i ms on War
Saving Stamps, Rev. R. G. Shan
non house on Red Cross. J. S. Ha
mey as chairman of Edgefield coun
ty colored food conservation com
mittee will have Jesse Thomas on
food conservation. Our county
agent will speak on gardening and
farming. Don't miss this meeting.
J. II. Cheathara. colored, Board
Council of Defense.
C. High to wer,
W. H. Holloway,
A. W. Simkins,
Committee on Arrangements.
We have a new shipment of
liquid smoke for curing you meal.
L. T. May. I
Spring is here at last, and Oh!
how nice it is to hid old cold win
ter goodbye. With the pretty days,
cpme bustle and bustle in the gar
dens and fields. I think it won't be
so very ?long before chic kens are
frying, as they are progressing nice
It must be very hard for school
children and teacher too, to stay
shut up in the class roora while na
ture caTTsso strongly from the out
Mr. Marion Traylor is making
his hemelwith his atint, Miss Geor
The wbman's missionary society
met with Mrs. Agnes Winn. Satur
day afternoon, March 24. The fol
lowing program was carried out:
Calle?rto order by president, Mrs.
Roll called and minutes of last
meeting read by recretary, Mrs.
Essay ''The first Easter," Miss
Annie Lou Morgan.
Song "There is a fountain filled
Debate: Resolved: "That Easter
should mean more to us than Christ
mas." Affirmative, Mrs. Jennie
Strom, Mrs. Helen Winn. Negative,
Mrs. Julia Reynolds, Mrs. Fannie
Hughey. Mrs. Julia Reynolds was
absent so Mrs. Cartledge read her
Reading, "My boy," Mrs. Kitty
Lou West. .
Song, "He's just the right Savior
for rae," Mrs. Helen Winn, Mrs.
Jennie Strom and Mrs. Agnes Gal
Recitation; "The lost word," by
Miss Lucile Culbreath.
Song, |"He Arose," Mrs. Helen
Winn, Mrs. Jennie Strom and Mrs.
Dismissed Jby Mrs. R. D. Seigler.
We are grring to meet with Miss
Maggie Wi'-:- . April 27. The last
meeting -vi; /-'r.joyed by all and we
ho^e to have a full program again
in the near future. Just before the
guests left to go home, red, white
and blue Easter eggs were pinned
on them as souvenirs by Misses Mar
tha Strom, Annie Lou Morgan and
Miss Virginia Briggs spent the
week-end with her sister, Mrs. J.
Mrs. Baris Culbreath is very ill.
A trained nurse is with her now.
Here's hoping that she will be weil
ere we write again.
Mrs. Anna Seigler is in the hos-1
pital at Augusta. We hear that she
Mr. Preston Strom from Fort
Moultrie spent several days with the
home folks last week.
"I don't want to fool about
And wear my welcome out,
So I'll now say to you
For this time adieu."
The "Clean" Streets of Edgef ield.
If I did not live in Edgetield, and
had never been here, I think I
would spend a little extra time and
money in order to see one of the
oldest town ?n South Carolina, with
all of its addresses and curiosity.
It would be worth a two hundred
or perhaps a three hundred mile
trip to see the streets of Edgcfield,
for one could go back and compose
a very nice theme on the subject.
As one walks down town in the
afternoon he can see more paper
lying about on the streets than con
stitute a respectable home library.
There are more corn shucks than
grow on an acre of land of reasona
ble fertileness. Main street, with
all of this confused conglomeration
of waste paper and corn shucks, is a
In the midst of the Edgetield
park stands a monument erected in
memory of the Confederate dead.
Surrounding this monument is a
6tanch iron fence, part of which is
broken down, and within the enclos
ure around the monument grows,
in all of its beauty and splendor,
Johnson grass, girapson weeds and
As you walk down the street one
block north of Main you ?will sen
old worn out buggies, parts of wag
ons and all manner of unnecessary
plunder. A man asked rae the other
day: "Why don't you people of
Edgetield clean up your streets some
time?" I told him that everybody
was use to seeing the streets in a
dilapidated condition. The Mayor
wouldn't have them cleaned up for
he was afraid some old citizen of
the tpwn would protest against it.
Some people say that they don't
want to hire a man to clean up the
streets, for they are patriotic and
want lo save everything they can
for the town. If the town would
hire two men and pay them $50.00
per month it would be greater econ
omy than having no one at all. It
is like thu farmer that doesn't put
any fertilizer on his land. He says
it will cost him more than thc pro
duction of the farm will bring. He
just plants a field for several years
until il wears out. Ile then leis it
lay out until it. has recovered some
of its fertileness. This does not
pay of course, as has been shown by
agricultural experimental agencies.
If you put out no money for the
development of your town you need
not expect for your towu to pros
Edgefield has also had the chance
several times to run a railroad
through the town, but she has
lagged along and let the opportu
nity pass. As long as Edgefield is
the "jumping off place" of South
Carolina she will remain the same
We have also had trie chance to
run a trollv through the town.
That also '"fell through." The
railroad and the trolly line are two
of the principal things that consti
tute a prosperous town.
I hope that Edgefield will hurry
up and get the paper and the oom
shucKS and the dilapidated vehicles
stored away in some out of the way
place, or either burn them up. Also
it would be very advisable to have a
railroad or a trolly line running
through the town.
Tenth Grade Pupil.
News From "Choty."
Next Sunday, being the first Sun
day in April, we hope to have a
pleasant day and a large congrega
tion for the grand subject in our
&unday scho<?l lesson, "Freedom
We cannot realize how much the
subject may mean to our future.
I am glad to say the patrons of
the Red Oak Grove school are tak
ing as much interest in the school
as in the farm. The school is now
preparing for a commencement,
which we hope will be a grand suc
cess. Only a few weeks a<io the
school had a box supper in the
grove, making up mwh more than
was expected, lt went for a teach
er's desk and chair, which was pur
chased by our sweet teacher, Miss
Anabel Saunders the next day.
Last Sunday being Easter the
school had a picnic on Saturday.
Also a Easter egg. hunt. Dinner
was spread in the grove, and some
visitors from Plum* Branch motored
down. In the afternoon Mina Saun
ders, Miss Ituby Dorn and Mr. T.
J. Dorn left for Edgefield.
Our Y. W. A. meeting met with
Misses Nettie Btuh and Lou Eva
Parkman last third Sunday. The
subject was enjoyed very much, it
being on different camps, where we
all have relatives and friends.
Last Sunday a friend from Camp
Sevier and Camp Jackson was at
the home of Mr. Press Parkman.
The measles is still raging around
here, but hope this will cease be
Committee of Ladies.
The following ladies are asked to
bo present Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Court House. They
have been appointed as members of
the Cential Committee of the Lib
erty Loan Committee and it is nec
essary that we meet to formulate
some definite plans.
Miss Nelle Jones, Miss Sadie
Miras, Miss MarjorieTomkins, Miss
Snow Jeffries, Miss Julia Rockley,
Miss Lily .Adams, Miss Emmie
Lanham, Miss Ida Timmerman,
Miss Nurva Bouknight, Mrs. M. N.
Tillman, Mrs. J. B. Mathis, Mrsr
S. E. Rainsford,
We keep our stock of millinery
always complete. New goods ar
riving iiljnost daily.
We have some barley Hour, you
can buy without substitutes. Use it
and save wheat for our soldiers.
L. T. May.
UNCLE" IV'S LETTER.
Commends Article in Last Issue.
Refers to Union Meeting
Programs. Farm Labor
Well, my old chum, as I am
neither to plow, hoe or dig potatoes
to-day, just thought I would chat
you just a little while. Your issue
this week came to me yesterday. I
was glad to get it. Yes, and it did
me good to read "Smile and be
Happy" and let me say to the writ
er, you are right. It is not the time
for long faces and the' lower jaw
hanging down. If there ever was a
time when smiles are needed it is
now. I know it is right hard some
times to smile, but for the sake of
those.whose burdens and troubles
are hard to bear, smile for their
sake, even if your own heart is sad.
A smile is like the sun coming out
after days of cloudy weather. Why
the birds sing louder and everybody
feels better. So just smile.
As I write there comes to my
mind a circumstance that took place
during the civil war. We were all
tired and sleepy and had lain down
and all at once there was a catawall
ing and fice barking that you would
have thought theregim?nt had beeu
changed to cats and little dogs.
But it was John Lyon imitating thc
cat and Jack Car ? the little dogs.
Did il rest us any? Well if it didn't
it made us all laugh. And those In
dian maidens how good it made rae
feel because they had learned to
walk the Jenn? road. And that song
by Corrie Cheatham, "Throw out
the life line," and let me say again
if there ever was a time when that
line i? needed to be thrown out to
its full length it is right now.
As I read pf the work of those
Edgetield girls my mind takes a
backward flight to the days of their
parents, possibly* some of their
grandparents, and compare the op
portunities, and I conclude that the
responsibilities of the young in this
day is greater than in the days of '
their foreparents. Ara I righi? I
believe that I am.
And I read also of the union
meetings and their programs and
can imagine I see the appointed
speakers on the different subjects,
especial!? those to be at the meet
ing at Clark's Hill and ray old heart
wells up in rae and I feel just like
1 would love to be willi them and
listen to them, forT know them all
and some of them are near kinsman
of mine and the . others are men
thal I have known for years, some
cf them from babyhood. God bless
Fanners are busy some through
planting their co-n and are now
bedding out their cotton land. But
I am glad to know that food crops
in this section will be twice the
acreage as cotton. Spring oats are
looking fairly well since the. rain
a week ago and the wueat looks
well and willi seasons to suit will
make a fairly good crop though
some of it was badly thinned by the
freeze. Farra labor has been badly
thinned out, from men being draft"
ed into the army and others going
to public works, and I am afraid it
will tell in the crops of this year.
Land with no one to work it all
about in this section to say nothing of
the mules and horses wilh no oue
to plow them. There is living in a
little over a mile of me a man that
I heard had five idle mules and no
one to work them. I don't know
that it is true, in fact Mr. Editor
you just hear anything and not half
you hear is true,* but one thing we
do that is true, the farmer who fail
ed to makci corn enough last year to
do him is in a bad row for stumps,
and if he will neglect his food crop
this year his row in 1910 will be all
stumps and a hard row to travel.
Well as I want to mail this to
you to-day will close by asking ye i
to do rae a favor. Some time last
year the Trenton correspondent
gave a remedy for the destruction
of the ground mole and I thought
lessly did not think and it was mis
placed and I am anxious to get
something to destroy the moles for
they are very numerous here and
are already playing havoc with our
gardens and turning in the corn
rows. So tell Mr. or Mrs. Trenton
old uncle Iv says please send him
the remedy and I will go to war on