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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1918
Patriotic Address by Dr. E. W.
Sikes. New Century Club.
Resolutions on Death of
On Sunday evening at the Baotist
church Dr. Sil:es of Coker College
made one of the finest war speeches
it has ever been the privilege of
this audience to hear, and it was re
gretted that the very inclement
weather prevented the large attend
ance that would have been had
It was the intention of the Sun
day school to plan a service flag on
the walls at this time, but for an
unavoidable delay doing this had to
A patriotic rally, marking Ameri
ca's entrance in the world war, was
held here on Saturday, and Johnston
turned out en masse, and filled the
auditorium, every one being in full
sympathy with the country-wide ef
fort to make the big Liberty Drive
a success, and great interest was
manifested by the crowd present.
Liberty Bond had been the chief
opie of conversation during the
day and enthusiasm ran high.
All places of business closed, and
for the first time in its history the
postoffice was also closed, that every
iban could attend.
Hon. N. G. Evans of Edgefield
was chairman of the meeting, and
stirring and inspiring addresses
were made by Lieutenant-Governor
?Bethea, Rev. Pendleton Jones of
Edgefield and Prof. Peterson of
On last Wednesday afternoon,
about 5:30 o'clock, a very severe
rain and hail storm took place, some
of the hail being very large in size.
The wind did some damage by blow
ing down fences and unroofed sev
The storm brought very material
?088 to Mr. Ed. Walton, who lives
ibout a mile from town. The light
sing- struck his barn, killing both of
his .fine mules and four hogs. The
good people of the town and com
munity made up a purse of ?500.00,
which has been given him. Mr.
Walton was a young farmer, and
tras held in high esteem by all, as
as been shown by their true Chris
ian act toward him.
Mr. Homer Moyer, who has had a
government position in Washing
on, in the auditing department,
jvas here last week for a good bye
f'mt to friends, as he leaves May 1
or France, where he will occupy a
imilar position in U. S. affairs in
Mr. Graham, who sustained such
gainful injuries about two weeks
go, while attempting to catch a
Jsrough train which did not make a
top here, is considered much im
roved. For several days follow
?ig the acoident his life was despair
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strothei
bod little son spent the week-end
tere in the home of Mr. M. T.
""Mrs. S. G. Mobley went to the
taptist Hospital last week for treat
ent, she having been Bick for some
me. It is hoped that she will re
re to her home ere long strong
|d much improved.
Mr. Oliver Hamilton arrived on
turday from Virginia to join his
mily here, who have been visiting
Mr. Elliott LewiB is improving
ich day from an operation for ap
Bhdicitis at the Baptist Hospital,
d will 60on return to hie home.
Lieut. Chas. Earley has been
ending a few days with his fam
Miss Annie Crouch of Converse
liege spent last week at her home
re, and her mother, Mrs. H. W.
ouch, and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell
companied her on her return as
r as Greenwood, where the three
de a short visit to Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. J. L. Walker entertained
th a beautiful tea recently in com
ment to Mrs. Oliver Hamilton
wo very pleasaut hours were
nt. the hostess being a charming
rs. Hamilton had been away for
a year and there were many
gs to discuss and to be reminis
he tea table was prettily arrang
here being no cloth, lace mats
g used, and the centerpiece was
rge bowl Manion cochet roses. '
A th ree-course repast was servec
Those present besides the honore
were Mesdames G. D. Walker, E
M. Walker, W. E. Ouzts, W. F
Scott, Calhoun Kammer and Misse
Mallie Waters, Irene Montsrorner
and Zena Payne.
Mrs. J. W. Ma^sb was hostess fo
the New Century Club on Tuesda;
afternoon, and every one enjoyei
going out to this, hospitable home
The club decided to improve it
library, and a special committee wil
submit some plans at next meeting
The next year's study courae wil
also be under consideration. A rc
port of this will be heard in May..
A sample page for the scrap bool
that is to be sent from South Caro
I lina to the Biennial at Hot Spring
is being made. This book is b
show what the club is doing alon?
the lines for bringing good cheer t<
the convalescent soldier.
Delegates were elected to th
State Federation in Aiken Apri
24-28. The club each year send
different ones, that all may have thi
privilege of enjoying these meet
Delegates-Mrs. H. D. Grant
Mrs. C. D. Kenney, Mrs. J. A. Do
bey, Mrs. P. B. Waters.
The subject for the literary pro
gramme was "Southern Humorists,'
Mrs. J. A, Lott being the leader.
The authors discussed were Page
Bagby, Johnson, Hoopers.
Miss Mallie Waters gave a gooc
paper on "Southern Chivalry."
Following this the hostess servec
a delicious salad oourse, Mesdames
LaGrone, Long, Grant assisting her
A well attended meeting and one
full of fine results, ?was that of thi
Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C.,
held Thursday with Mrs. S. J.
Watson. The meeting was conduct
ed by the president, Mrs. M. T.
Turner, and all reports were good
ones. Two new members, Mrs. Leon
Wright and Mrs. Will Hoyt were
welcomed into the chapter. Five ap
plication blanks are being filled, out
by prospective members. The leader
of the children cf th? [Confederacy.
Mrs. P- B. Waters, reported a gain
of five members. This C. of C.
chapter had recently made $13.55
and will give this to Red Cross
work and educational work. The
treasurer, Mrs. John Wright, had a
most excellent report. All chapter
pledges are paid and $61.25 in all
had been given to Red Cross work.
So was made by the "Melting pot
fund" and ^4..50 made by getting
subscriptions for "To-day's maga
zine," foi tb?s month.
The note which the chapter had
given when the monument to the
Confederate dead was erected, was
exhibited, marked paid. This was
viewed with a hand clapping. That
which will iu a way be a monument
to the chapter, was in its purchas
ing Liberty Bonds to the amount of
$200. One $100. and two ?50 bonds.
This was 'also givsn a hana clap.
The money is on hand and the
bonds will be purchased immediate
Mrs. O. D. Black presented sev
eral matters that would concern this
chapter in the work of her district.
This district conference is to be at
Allendale, April 18, and Miss Clara
Sawyer was elected delegate. The
chapter voted to mark the graves ot
the two uncles of Mrs. F. M. War
ren at Parksville, three relatives of
Mrs. J. P. Bean at Wards, and tb 3
graves of Capt. W. L. Stevens and
Mr. E. L. Stevens, husband and
stepfather of one of .the members,
Mrs. Ida Stevens, were reported
marked with the iron cross, which
designates the Confederate soldier's
Resolutions of respect will be
drawn up by this chapter upon the
death of oue of the members of its
advisory board, Mr. W. L- Cole
man. Mesdames F. M. Boyd and
J. P. Bean to act as the committee.
Plaiis were made for Memorial
Day. The chapter will work one
day the month as a unit at the Red
Cross rooms, as it was decided some
time ago to do this, and Thursday
the 11th, the day of the historical'
meeting, all members are expeoted
to gather here early and while sew
ing they can listen to the program.
The historian, Miss Payne, read out
the program for the meeting and
stated that on this day the chapter
would celebrate also its 22nd birth
day. The next meeting will be with
Mrs. Harry C. Strother.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up the whole system nnd will won
derfully streaKt'jen and fortify you to withittand
Uie depressing effect of the hot summer. SOc.
RED OAK GROVE.
Lecture on Sunday School Les
son. Social Circle No. 2
Will Meet With Mrs.
J. E. Hamilton.
Our pastor, Kev. G. W. Hussey,
lectured on the Sunday school les
son last Sunday, bringing out many
striking points on the unselfishness
of our Saviour during His work on
earth. Though often our Lord was
persecuted or censured for service
rendered, many instances of which
we might mention in connection
with the last sunday's lesson, but
His experience taught the danger of
over-work through His unselfish
Cur congregation showed their
appreciation of our pastor by the
goodly sum contributed to help de
fray his expenses to Hot Springs in
? May. j
The services last Sunday was so
timely, as it was taken from Psalm,
13 9:9, which was much appreciated
and enjoyed, evidenced by the per
fect attention of the congregation.
Quite a number of young men and
boys were present.
Social Circle No. 2 met with Mrs.
James ?. Hamilton on the 10th,
Mrs. Eva Bussey presiding.
We are so glad to report that in
terest is growing in our circles.
Mrs. Thurmond brought in a con
tribution to home missions, which
showed many had contributed and
interest was good in Circle No. 1,
which meets with Mrs. Ann Doo
little on the 12th.
Mrs. W. 0. Whatley had with
her in her circle Mr*. Eva Bussey
last month. Mrs. Whatley sent in
a contribution to the Hostess house
from that circle.
The Y. W. A. meet on the 21st
with Miss Marie Hamilton. They
are planning for their programme.
They are full of enthusiasm, mak
ing them good workers.
Mrs. J. T. GrifhV is- busy with
the little children's meeting, which
meets once each week for six weeks
with M?68 Kathleen Kenrick, who is
helping to demonstrate their study,
"The African Trail."
Both the Y. W. A. and Sunbeams
have been requested to take some
part on the programme of our di
visional meeting at Plum Branch,
which they hope to be able to ren
The mauy friends of Mrs. Mag
gie Grifiis are delighted to know
she has recovered sufficiently to go
for a short ride. Since last No
vember her affliction has been an
example of patience and long suffer
Miss Grace McManus has been
with her grand-parents the past
week, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Griffis.
Mrs. Eddie Agner's condition is
improving now, having undergone
a surgical treatment at University
Hospital in Augusta last week.
We are delighted that Miss Lola
Young is doing so well, and that
she will soon be home again. Both
Mrs. Agner and Miss Young have
the interest of many warm friends
who wish for their speedy recovery.
Our community was well repre
sented at each of the patriotic meet
ings last week at Red Hill and'
Edgefield. Our people seem to
now realize that our country is in
real war, and that it is worth
while to heed the solemnity and
enormity of our duty. We are
glad, too, that .the community is
being aroused to our duty and priv
ilege of assisting in winning victory
by contributing to Liberty Loan
and the buying of W. S. S.
Mrs. Jessie Bailey has been with
her father, Mr. George Mathis at
Red Hill, who has recovered suffi
ciently from his recent attack to be
brought to Mrs. Bailey's for a
The change in the temperature
brought a good shower of rain,
which most assuredly will help grain
and the gardens wonderfully. Many
of the fields were too hard to plow.
There seems to be an encouraging
outlook for a full fruit crop. So
with a good garden weean continue
to subsist without biscuit a long,
LOST-A broach containing 23
pearls, with 2 or 3 or them lost out.
Broach lost in town of Edgefield.
Reward will be paid to finder.
Leave broach at Advertiser office.
4-10-3t Mrs. R. E. Cheatham.
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union Presented Service
Flag to Baptist Church.
Dr. Sikes' Address.
A large and representative audi
ence from the entire county assem
bled in the Baptist church on Sun
day afternoon at 4:00 o'clock to be
present at the unveiling- of tbe Ser
vice Flag in.-honor of our boys who
have joined the colors from the
Baptist church and congregation,
and to hear the address by Dr. E.
W. Sikes, president of Coker Col
Promptly at 4:00 o'clock the
meeting was called to order by
Ex-Governor John C. % Sheppard,
Rev. A. L. Gunter, pastor of the
Methodist church, conducting the
devotions. Programmes were hand
ed tc all who attended on their en
trance and the preliminary exercises
were carried out without announce
The flag exercise began with a
beautiful recitation called "The
Flag," beautifully rendered by little
Ettie Allen Lott, beginning and end
ing with the words, '"Here comes
the flag." As she finished the first
verse, from the central aisle, Misses
Helen Tillman and R?sela Parker
came slowly bringing "Old Glory,"
and hid within its folds was the
Service Flag which wa6 to be later
As they unfurled the "Star Span- '
gled Banner" the audience arose and
the national anthem was sung as a
quartette by Mrs. R. G. Shannon
house, Miss Sadie Mims, Mr. H. M.
Reynolds and Rev. A. L. Gunter.
This singing of the "Star Spangled
Banner" was a new introduction to
the people; of a song which has
never meant so much to our people
I as now, and many'said that both on
account of the voices who sang and
the new sentient that it created,
that iL had nvjtf?r sounded so beauti
AB soon as the audience was seat
ed two beautiful little girls, who
looked like fairies or angels, or
whatever is the most beautiful form
of childhood in earth or fairyland
or the future world, came up on the
platform and in the most graceful
manner took the folds of ' Old
Glory*' which was hiding the Ser
vice Flag and placed it on the table
in front of the platform, thus un
veiling this flag which will hang in
the church as -a constant reminder
of our boys at the front. These
little girls were Margaret Allen and
Catherine Miras, both of whom have
uncles in the servioe.
As the Service Flac: was unveiled
Elise Hudgens gave that appropri
ate selection, "The Service Flag,"
the flag which shows to the passer
by in thousands of home the love
of the mother, father, wife and sis
ter for the hero who has gone or is
going ''over the top."
The roll call of twenty-eight men
was called by Mr. W. B. Cogburn,
a member of the selective draft
board, and responded to by Mr. J.
H. Cantelou, superintendent of the
Baptist Sunday school.
The flag was presented to the
church in the name of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union by
Mr. Orlando Sheppard, who said
that it was appropriate that this
flag should be presented by an or
ganization of women, who, through
its national efforts, have done more
than any other agency tor the aboli
tion of intoxicants, aqd who were
giving of their service generously
for the winning of the war. Mr.
A. S. Tompkins accepted the flag in
behalf of the church.
Miss Miriam Norris sang, "Keep
the Home Fires Burning," there be
ing no more appropriate and beauti
ful song than this to inspire our
people to do their part at home for
the boys "over there." Miss Nor
ris has a beautiful voice, full of
feeling, which can be used for no
better purpose than to inspire our
people to patriotism, and all the
mora that she has a beloved brother
in the service in France.
At this time, the speaker for the
afternoon, Dr. E. W. Sikes, presi
dent of Coker College, was intro
duced iu a most gracious manner by
Ex-Governor John C. Sheppard,
who spoke of him a? a great citizen
of our State who is on fire with pa
triotism, and illuminating in
formation in this great world-war
for freedom and righteousness.
The address by Dr. Sikea was as
Mr. Sheppard had said, a very illu
minating discourse on the relations
in the nwt and present of the three
great allies, France, England and
This address pleased everybody,
even the youthful hearers, who ex
pressed themselves most enthusiasti
cally in its behalf.
It'was a. splendid exposition of
the real friendship of England to
our own country, and might be
justly called an a title,"What Amer
ica Owes to England."
Dr. Sikes was for a number of
years Dean of Wake Forest College,
and was called from that position as
president of Coker College.
At the close of the address a" col
lection amounting to $23.00 J was
taken for war relief.
The meeting closed with the sing
ing of "America" with this as one
of its verses:
"God keep our valiant men
From all the stain of sin,
God keep our men.
Wi en Satan would allure,
When tempted, keep them pure;
Be their protection sure
God keep our men.
Maj. William Arthur Collett, Maj
3 23rd Infantry, Camp Jackson.
Francis Wilkinson Sheppard,
Capt. 7th Field Artillery, Lorraine
James Orlando Sheppard, Clerk
Field Headquarters, Tours, France.
William Wallace Sheppard, Rose
bud, S. D.
John L. Holston, 323rd Regiment
Supply Co., Port of New Jersey.
William G. Byrd, Machine Gun
Co., Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
W. Claude Lyon, 118th Infantry,
Band, Camp Sevier, Greenville,
Mathew D. Lyon, U. S. A., Bat
tleship Pennsylvania, box 10 Fort
Arthur Srayley Tompkins, 2nd.
Lieut. 53rd Pioneer Infantry, Camp
Wadsworth, Spartanburg. 1
Daniel Augustus Tompkins, Hos
pital'gUnit., O. England. .
Edloe Pendleton Jones, Sanitary
Dept. 118th Infantry, 30th Div..
Horace Joseph Jones, Medical
Corps, U. S. N. Ship Mercury,
John Page Jones, Field Artillery,
Officer Training Camp, Camp Stan
Frank Butler Reese, Wagon Co.,
105 Ammunition Train Camp Se
vier, Greenville, S. C.
Robert Harold Norris, Engineer
Clerk Gas Service, Gen'l. Head
quarters American forces, France.
N. Douglas Timmerman, Quar
termaster's Co. 'B. No. 1, Camp
Diomede Hollingsworth, Gunner
U. S. S. Seattle on High Seas.
John Hampton Hollingsworth,
Aviation Corps, Kelly Field, San
W. D. Allen, Lieut. 105th Am
munition Train, Co. G. Camp Sevier,
Greenville, S. C.
Stobo F. Prescott, Co. 118th S.
C. Inf., Camp Sevier, Greenville,
Edmund Pendleton Gaines, 1st
Lieut. Aviation Corps, j Post Field,
Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
J. Preston Lanham, 118th Infan
try, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
Joseph Percy Ouzts, U. S. Ma
rine in France.
Carroll R. Mays, Battery B. 64th
Field Artillery, Fort Dade, Fla.
Joseph Trapp McManus, Naval
Guards, Indianhead, Md.
James E. Hart Jr., Quartermas
ter's Department, Camp Sevier,
Greenville, S. C.
Christian Frederick Edmunds, 312
Aux. Remount Depot, Montgomery,
Leslie Middleton Edmunds, U.
S. S. Alabama, Fortress Munroe,
William Holloway Ouzts, Avia
tion corps, not yet assigned.
A Fireless Cooker That Costs
I want to tell other women about
a thing that was no expense and has
been of much help to me: my fire
less cooker my husband made from
a large wooden box with a hinged
We put several inches of sawdust
in the bottom took tin lard cans
wrapped with newspapers, set them
on the sawdust, then packed the
cans well in the box with sawdust.
While I am cooking my breakfast
I put two or three rocks or bricks,
Grateful For Refreshing Rain.
Means of Destroying Moles.
Mr. Broadwater Has
Done Good Work.
We are having a glorious rain
which was so very much needed to
melt the large hard clods and. soften
the tight clay lands such as ours.
Some of the fat mers had to leave
off breaking and wait for this rain
to soften the land before they fin
ished, and go to working their corn
and potatoes, also plant over some
of their corn, where the crows had
pulled it all up. They are busy
keeping up with the farmers and
eating the corn as fast as possible.
We noticed on Sunday they were
on the job, making good, while the
men were not in the fields, and
were having a good feast.
Poor farmers, they are the men
to feed them all. Man, beast, fowls,
birds and insects, rats and mice,
all depend upon the farmers for a
living. Speaking of mice, I do not
know why they have all left us, un
less we have Hooverized too much
for them, and kept every thing
closed too tight in tin for them, or
else my copperas ran them all away.
I bought some copperas to put in
the hog slop and had it on a shelf
in the kitchen, convenient for put
ting in the slop bucket, and the
mice were taking possession of my
kitchen, so they went into the pack
age or copperas and scattered it on
the shelf. In a few days they were
all gone, and have not ?returned
yet. I hope they have gone for
I noticed Uncle "Iv." asked Mr.
and Mrs. Trenton to please send
him their remedy for moles. When
my brother was in Central America,
Belize British Honduras, with our
Grand Uncle, Mr. Watrons, he was
very much beset with moles and
"Wee-wee's" and he put|clyonide of
potash- in their-path-ways and kill
them out. I have heard by soaking
corn in strychnine, and putting that
at intervals in their path, they will
eat that and be killed. So I hope
Mr. and Mrs. Trenton will give
their remedy, and something will
stop the moles.
We attended "The Birth of a
Nation" on the afternoon of March
the 30th, and it was fiae. Would
like to attend the "Kaiser," this
week if it doesn't rain all the whiles
they are showing in Augusta. . We
saw several from Edgetield there,
also from our neighborhood, when
we were to see "The Birth of a Na?
This last Sunday, we spent the
day very pleasantly with Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Brimson of Cleora.
Came home in the rain, slipping
and sliding, bumping and thump
ing, over the rough roads, until we
reached Edgefield and swung around
into the Trenton road, then we
came home in a hurry. Mr. Broad
water has certainly done some grand
work on that road and if he would
come now and put the old Martin
town road in just that same grand
fix as the Trenton road, why even I
would electioneer for him, and al
most go and vote for him. Now is
the time to work the clay roads, so
they can be packed during the sum
mer dry days.
By the sound of the wind and
rain outside, things will have water
enough to come up and grow now.
I am of the opinion the ground
will be too wet to tramp over to set
out cabbage plants and tomatoes
for a day or two. The tomatoes 1
have set out will grow fast, if a
frost doesn't come and catch them.
hat I have put wire around, in the
stove and put vegetables, meats, or
whatever I have for dinner on the
stove and start them boiling. I
put the hot rocks in the cans, set
my pot, atewpans (or whatever I
am cooking,) on the hot rocks, put
the lids on the cans tight, then
cover all with something. I use
folded newspapers and an old quilt,
but am going to make myself a flat
cushion stuffed with hay. I close
the box and fasten the lid down
tight. My dinner can be taken up
hot and my vegetables and meats
just as done as can be.-Mrs. Alphin
in Progressive Farmer.
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