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A Voice From the Mounta
Editor Edgetield Advertiser:
it has been quite a wbile sine
have written, and equally as 1
since I have seen your paper, I s
now try to break the long sib
between us. These are war-time
you know, and this is a fatal h
in the history of the world,
tocracy and Mohamedanism
making: their last stand before
triumphant march of democr
and christianity. That for which
now struggle was the morning I
of hope in the breast of Washi
ton, the shrine at which met Jel
son, Madison and Monroe and
goal sought at' this hour by
American nation, in that the wc
might be a free people, for this
boys the very bud and flower of
nation are facing the bullet sh<
ers of the trenches in France to d
shedding their blod and offer
their lives. For this the women
the Red Cross brigade have gone
the front line. God bless them ev<
one. To inspire their manhood at t
sacred shrine they too offer th
lives, fortune and everything ti
is dear and sacred to them for <
common country. They will po
their sons, brothers and sveethea
to the clear path of duty in defei
of the nation's honor. More coi
not be desired, more could -not
Our flag stands for humani
equal opportunity for all people,
is the only banner that means mi
kind. It stands for no race. It
not like an English, French or G
man flag. It utands for all men w
come and liva under its protectic
Other flags m ean a glorious past, t
star's and stripes mean a glorious 1
ture. It is the flag of tomorrow t
signal of a good time coming. Sta
by the flag boys. I know you w
die there if need be.
The uniform of a soldier is jt
as sacred as the robe of a preach*
and our soldiers are most worthy
this statement. They defend o
lives, our rights and our hone
What could be more noble? Thi
are fighting the Kaiser, who stam
for Prussian autocratic rule. Woo
row Wilson stands for democrac
humanity and christianity. G<
bless president Wilson. He is tl
greatest man in the world living i
I hear of some old "angled-bac
rough-neck croakers" saying this
not our light, but if the Germai
were to onnae over here I'd be tl
first to defend the flag. Such fe]lou
have no flag, and they a iv liars an
cowards. These are strone words <.
course, but it is a strong case and
demands strone language. It is the
fight. It is democracy's fight, hi
inanity's fight and God Almighty
tight. Tue beast is loose, the dev
is unchained. The right must wii
it cannot lose, bot peace with hi
mau liberty will never be had fe
nothing. Il must be paid for in bloo
and treasure. There is no other wa
as long as the Hun and vandals it
fest the eartii. Chis is just as niue
our fight in France as if the batth
line was drawn up between the S;i
vannah and the Saluda rivers-/'!
the name of God, we will set up ou
We want the Edgefield boys t
give the "Rebel yell" as they ix
over the top, and '"Fritz'' on
in the open ami don't give ther
time to burrow in the ground. Kee
them on the run and carry the vi<
tory to the imperial castle ai Foti
(hun and there teil the Kaiser tha
no South Carolinian ever took or
der? from kintr, prince or emperoi
When Leonidas and his three finn
dred Spartans died defending th
pass at Thermopylae, the gatewa;
to Greece, and the freedom o
Greece was won. Tue re was
monument erected there with thi
inscription: 'Go stranger and tel
the Spartans that we obeyed thi
laws and lie here." lint there is n<
law in the United States that re
quires her soldiers to die on the bat
tie. Hut when a monument ii
erected in memory of her heroes
let this be the inscription: "Gc
traveler to South Carolina and tel
her for her sacred honor we lie here.'
And now let rae say justa wort
to the mothers and daughters
When you write a letter to tin
brave boys in France or in the train
iug camps, don't write any weeping
letters, that make them blue. The.\
are full of fight and they are going
after the job like wild cats. Lei
them have the right kind of cheer
UP stnl? from home. When yon
write weepy letters to a soldier il
gives him several hours of blue funk,
Of course war is not a picnic, but a
soldier's life is honest, its clean and
hard and full of spunk. For the love
of "Mike" don't worry about the
weather. They are warm, their bar
racks are well heated, plenty of
blankets, hot and cold shower baths.
Just let them koow how things are
at home, tell them you are proud of
them, proud that they have made
the sacrifice. Now do that. I was a
soldier at one time, and I ara one
now as to that, but I know what I
am talking about.
J. Russell Wright.
Walhalla, S. C.
National Week or Song.
During the week encline Fe
ry the twenty-third, a great s
swept America, and soon it Iii
ed with the people of Harts
South Carolina. The sound (
was like a great s.\mphouy, anc
feeling of it was inspiration,
thought of it was .ioy, and thc
feet of it was a lingering ech<
melody in the hearts of the pee
for it manifested itself in song.
It is through its literature
especially that literature in
form of patriotic song, that bin
nation together in time of p
and that cheers and inspire
intime of?war. If a natior
distress keeps a song on its
that song will finally come fron
For a week there was, in
Coker College auditorium,
largest auditorium of the city
mighty gathering of all the pee
summoned to sing themselves
the spirit of America, to celeb
in music the mighty fact that Ar
ica is the home of the soul."
On the fields of France the v<
of Hurtsville and of America n
have been heard, and the h
"over there" mast have felt
faith in them strengthened, fe
is as a little French girl s
that though the ocean is so ^
that the sea gulls fear to cross
and great steamers fly from sh
to shore, across that great dista
hearts are touching.
It was a great thing that foi
week the nation sang. The nat
might have wept, or the nat
might have feared, or the nat
might only have hoped for a we
but we rejoice that the nation,
this time of stress, sang.
"And across the awakening c
tinent from to shore, somewh
our songs are rising evermore."
The Sabbath ushered in the c<
bration, lending the sanction
this day to a sacred song servi
for "the God who made thecanu
made the cross."
An impressive processional
the college choir, which furnisl:
most of the music for this serv
took place, and this service wa
titting introduction to the progn
that were to follow.
There is no body of people wi
quite the exuberance of youth tl
a college glee club has. The anni
glee club concert was given
Monday night, the program beg;
ning with, The Star Spangled 1>;\
uer, the song that means so mu
?nore to American people than th
yet know, the som/ that they sil
with deeper meaning week by wee
as the war goes on. The club en h
tained the audience by appearing
ladies of the Sixties in old fashio
cd costumes. The program end
as it had begun willi a patriot
song, "When thc Boys Coi:
This concert was directed by Mi
Ethel Rowland, Professor of Voie
of Coker College.
Each night there was some thu
of interest, Tuesday night's cute
tain ment being a song recital I
Mis- Marjorie Perkins, Profess
of Voice, of Coker College. Ti
sjng> were foreign and America
She told the stories uf the Frene
German and Italian ones befo
On Wednesday night, the midd
of the week, the enthusiasm was
its height, and the atmosphere wi
charged with interest. The Bi
Scouts of the town were recognize
in being given scats on the pl at fori
and the gentlemen of the town wei
invited to occupy the front seat
Yes, the people of Hallsville san
for a week, and song w is the mo
popular mode of expressing thougl
and feeling, ami song was penni:
siblc on all occa>iuiis. Now Ame
?cans are to work for months i
order thal all tin; songs they ha\
been singing come true, that th
boys may come home, that the st;
spangled banner may yet wave, an
in order that America may still b
"my country or our country.
Singing one week we are to bav
a national "smile, smile, smile," fe
''Believing that any course c
singing otlicial or individual, whic
is to make of as a 'vocal people
must begin with children in th
school, the children had bee
trained, and on Thursday night w
listened to them. We heard th<
future America singing, for it i
the school children of to-day win
are to hold America, "the stroll?
young nation," tomorrow.
For a week the town sang, ane
forgot themselves, and at the sam<
time learned this about themselves
that everybody can sing and tba
by doing it they could keep thosi
intangible things, the spirit ant
morale of America, alive. There ii
a great power in song, the powe:
to re-create a great devotion to :
Friday night closed the week'f
entertainment but we cannot saj
that week of song ended. There if
no end to a celebration which re
news interest in a great purpose
that helps students and town people
to be more thoughtful, and tba'
hs,s made hundreds of people be
lieve more firmly in an undying
During this week of song Wash
ington's birthday came, and there
could not have been a more appro
priate time. The President of Co
ker College, Dr. E. W. Sikes, made
an instructive talk on Washington,
showing how this man was, "first
in war, first in peace and first in the
hearts of hie countrymen.''
This was community night when
the audience sang folk songs, pa
triotic songs and hymns.
This national week of song gave
the nation what it had been waiting
for and Hartsyille what it had been
waiting for, a chance to sing, be
cause their native land had never
seemed so dear before, and they
sang so that people far off might
have said: "I hear America sing
This song festival at Hart3ville
was a success through the genius of
its director, Mr. 'Tolman, and its
success was proved by the large au
diences that liked the programs well
enough to come again and again.
It was a success too because the
audience was singing for a succeed
ing cause. This song festival had
Hartsville as a law unto itself not
too formal and very attractively
carried out in every particular.
The climax to this last meeting
was beautiful in the extreme when
the whole audience marched out
and stood on the lawn in front of
the large administration building of
the college. This Greek building
silhouetted against the clear night
sky was a fitting back ground, and
the starry heavens a fitting canopy
for this group who sang "America"
truly from their hearts. And this
even as I write my pen must stop,
my thoughts and the memory of'
the songs and the joy of America
singing, go endlessly on and on.
Union Meeting at Stevens Creek
The union meeting of the first di
vision of the Edgefield association
which was held at Stevens Creek
church Saturday and Sunday was
very well attended, especially on
Sunday. Mr. M. 13. Hamilton was
re-elected moderator and Mr. John
Witt was re-elected clerk. Both of>
these gentlemen make very capable
The verbal reports from all of
the churches which were made Sat
urday morning were very encourag
ing. Practically all of the churches
reported good Sunday schools and
most of them have prayer services
I al slated timi's. The support which
j these two phases of church activ
I ities receive can generally be taken
las an index into the spiritual life of
i the church. (
All of the queries arranged and
published were discussed Saturday,
the .discussions being participated
in by Rev. C. G. Wells, Rev. H.
B. White, .M.-. .T. K. Allen, Mr.
Orlando Sheppard, Mr. A. S. Totup
: kins and Mr. J. L. Minis.
I Tile sermon Sunday morning was
I preached by Rev. C. G. Wells,
.which was followed by a collection
for home and foreign missions. In
the absence of the speakers for Sun
day afternoon, Mr. G. L. Toole and
Mr. J. L.*Minis were requested to
address the congregation.
The good people of Stevens
Creek, in keeping will; their long
established reputation for dispensing
lavish hospitality, served a bounti
ful dinner al the church Saturday
and Sunday, everyone present be
ing invited lo partake of the fc-ast.
The li?IS union meeting at Stevens
Creek will afford pleasant memories
lo those who were present for a
The next union meeting of the
first division will be bel-.?., at Edge
lield Saturday and Sunday, June
Receipts for Y. M. C. A. Funds.
The following receipts will Show
that Mr. E. J. Norris, treasurer for
the county, has remitted *3?uo.u:5
of tho Y. M. C. A. funds subscrib
ed in this eounty. The remainder
will bc remitted as soon as col
Charlotte, N. C. Feb. 23, 1018.
The National War Work Council of
the Young Men's Christian As
Acknowledges with thanks the
receipt of the patriotic contribution
for the Y. M. C. A. War Work
Fund. Address Edgefield, S. C.,
of Fifteen Hundred Six and 3-lui)
Dollars for die Y. M. C. A. War
A. T. Summey, Treas.
November 24, 1917,
The National War Work Council
of thc Young Men's Christian
Acknowledges with thanks the
receipt of the patriotic contribution
for the Y. M. C. A. War War
Work Fund from Mr. E. J. Norris.
Address Edgefield, S. C., of Twen
tv-One Hundred Dollars for the Y.
M. C. A. War Work Fund.
A. T. Summey, Treas.
New Spring Goods
Our new spring stock is now coming in, and we ?
are ready to take care of your needs in our various
Our line of wash goods, consisting of ginghams, |
I percales, white and colored lawns, organdy, voiles,
etc., will please the most fastidious.
Our stock of notions is most complete. Here is
where you will find the many things that go to
make up this important stock.
BUY THRIFT STAMPS
We are duly authorized agents. Start a card
with 25 cents. When you have 16 stamps- you can
exchange for a $5.00 War Saving Certificate
E. S. RIVES
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Notice to Stock
Webber 82 Long-Staple Cotton.
A lot of GO odd baies sold at John
ston last week for 40 cents. A few
bushels of seed unsold-$2.00 a
bushel, cash with order.
P. N. Lott, Johnston, S. C.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because o? its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c
Stewart & Thompson strain of
Barred Rocks-good layers and
brooders. Fifteen eggs for ?1.50,
cash with order.
Mrs. P. N. Lott,
Johnston, S. C.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To fret the genuine, call for lull name, LAXA.
riVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature of
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stop?
'ouch and headache, and works off cold. 25c.
My Jack will make the season at
Wm. Allen Mobley's farm, west-end
of Edisto street, Johnston, S. C.
Service fee *15.00 insuring mare to
get with foal. Five dollars paya
ble when mare is bred, and the bal
ance when colt is foaled. Notes or
contracts for deferred payments!
must be given. Not liable should
B. T. Boatwright
Phone No. 12-7 W
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
MULES FOR SALE.
Three mules at low prices. See
W. II. Wise near Trenton.
J. G. HUGHES.
LOST-A small open-face Eigin
gold watch with "S. M." engraved
on back. Finder will notify P. O.
FOR SALE-200 bushels of good
sound peas at *:j.7"> per bushel. Ap
ply to Mrs. Julia K. Prescott, Mo
doc, S. C., R. F. D. 4-3-2tpd.
FOR SALE-White table peas
and Georgia-Carolina sorghum seed
for planting. E. S. Johnson.
FOR SALE-A yoke of well
broken oxen, and some very fine
Iron Clad peas. S. E, Morgan,
ridgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Selected Pedigreed
seed corn, white Spanieh peanuts,
Osceola velvet Beans. Apply for
prices to J- M. Yann, Trenton, S. C.
Carpenters and Painters. Work
nine hours; frc m 20 to 'vH cents
per hour. Compensation for ail
W. A. PARDUE,
Bath, S. C.
Lost or Strayed-One red year
ling, left ear out off. Strayed from
my farm about the 1st of January.
S. W. Miller, Edgitield, S. C. R.
F. D. 2. 2-27-4t.
I am now open and pre
pared to take care of your
repair work, washing and
It is better to pay 25
cents to protect your car
while shopping in Augusta
than to take chances of
theft and damage by park
ing in the street.
O. P. BRIGHT
111-113 Jackson St. Augusta, Ga.
Explain to them hov/ flies are hatched
in filth. How, after crawling around
in outhouses, privies, manure piles
and over dead animals and decayed
matter, they come into the home
and wipe- their nasty feet on the
family food, leaving a trail of dis
ease germs everywhere.
Flies Cause Infantile Paralysis,
Typhoid and Other Fevers
Tho best doctors in the world will
tell you that flies are the cause ol
a great deal of sickness, especially
summer complaint, infantile paraly
sis, dysentery, typhoid and other
fevers. Don't let flies bring sick
ness into your home.
RED DEVIL LYE
Keep a can of RED.DEVIL LYE in your out-house and sprinkle it on
the filth freely, once or twice a week. It consumes the filth, destroys
the fly eggs and prevents odors and sickness.
FOR SALE AT ALL GROCERS Write for Free BooWet " PREVENT"
WM. SCHIELD MFG. CO., ST. LOUIS, MO.