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War Relief Entertainment. Mr.
Watson Improving. New
Century Club : Met. Rev.
Several of the organization:? here
are having entertainments for the
benefit of War Relief, and the one
of Friday evening, April 20, prom
ises to he splendid, this bein?; un
der the auspices of the Junior Red
Cross, of which Miss Eva Rushton
This entertainment io be held at
the High School Building o'clock
p. tn., is called "The Masonic
Ring,"' and the price of admission,
25cts adults, and 15cts children,
will be well worth the money.
That history is repeat in jr its self
in entertainments hoing given to
make money for the soldiers, is
shown by just one mention of work
by a society of tue period of the
War between the states, the "Sol
dier's Relief Society'' of Tennessee.
A benefit entertainment was trot
ten up, a play, called "The White
Cronk," written by Albert Roberts,
wei! known in his writings as John
Happy. The characters were se
lected from the Confederate Sol
diers of Nashville Tenn. This play
proved a great success, and was
repeated several times. In ]SG7-t?S,
the play wa> held, the parp?se of
which was to aid confederate sol
diers, whosj unfortunate condition j
appealed to tbs benevolent senti
ment of their state, aud a large sum
of motley was made. This society
made ir?, all, for tho noble purposes,
For the-second Drive of the Red
Cross, which will be had in May,
Mr. Herbert Kidson was appointed
chairman at last meeting Executive
The Red Cross Chapter' is very
active and the first week in May,
the class in \ Surgical Dressing will
i-itart. .Mrs. Joseph Cox is director
o: this phase of work, and a large
box of material is already on hand,
and the special room tor the work
' is being fitted up. Miss Caroline
Lingnard, of Columbia, will instruct
Dining the past week, every day
at the Red Cross Rooms, found
many busy, there being ."'.U pajunas
and skirts completed, and the
Refugee skirts, li! in number were
made, t:ie latter being the work of
the Junior Red Cross.
Much knitting was done, Mrs.
Mamie Huiet making a fine super
visor. Mary are knitting at home
for the Red Cross, bringing in the
work at the close of the week.
Mrs. A. P. Lewis is supervisor
of Hospital supplies. More chairs
have been contributed for the rooms
and third machine. The two
sewing rooms are always filled for
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained
the Young Matron's club in a most
charming manner on Friday after
noon, and every one was given a
cordial welcome by the young
hostess, who was' assisted in receiv
ing by Mesdames E. O. Crouch and
Chas. Farly. The rooms were most
artistically decorated in a profusion
of gorgeous roses. Copper and
March ie! Neil roses in the hallway,
pink and white*in the library, pink
In the parlor, and red in thc dining
room. After the arrival of the
members and guests, 48 in number,
rose bedecked score cards were
iriven for progressive rook, and
the tables all held bonbon
dishes of pink and white mints.
Wiiile the game progressed, opera
selections on the Victrola were en
joyed. Mrs W. P. Cassells was
given a box of pink tinted station
ery for the highest score. After
the game, the hostess served a va
riety of sandwiches and iced tea,
with strawberry cream. A color
scheme of pink and whita was pret
tily carried out. Visitors present
from Edgefield were Miss Helen
Tillman and Mesdames. Lovic Smith
and A. H. Co ri ey.
The friends of Mr. S. J. Watson
will be glad to know that his con
dition is better, but his physician
has advised him to be very quiet
for some time yet, and it will
probably be a few weeks before he
is able to get out of his room.
He has nursing bim. Miss Margaret
Dorn, N. Y., who has had several
patients here, and is considered
very valuable in the sick roora.
Mr. W. B. Mallett who was se
verely kicked on the face last week,
by his horse, is improving. At first
the nature- of the blow could not be
told, as the nose and jaw-bone were
The last meeting of the new cen
tury club was held, Mrs. J. A. Do
bey, Mrs. Grant conducting: the
meeting. The chief points of busi
ness was in the club giving $20.00
for the Furlough House in France,
and the opening1 of a circulating
library here. The club owns about
J 00 or more books, and with many
subscribers at $1.00 a year, the
names having already been secured,
the library can be added to with
current magazines, and the latest
books. A book-case will be pur
chased and placed in a room ad
joining the one occupied by the
Red ('ross. The Librarian. Mrs.
Phil. Waters, will be at the rooms
twice a week to let the books out.
Tlie club will give au entertainment
at an early date, to make money t??
aid in the ?roed endeavor of thc
club. Mrs. .1. L. Walker is chair
man of the play, this to be had May
3rd, at the Opera House.
Thc subject for the afternoon was j
"Southern Editor?," Miss Payne I
leading this. Biography <>f Grady,
Miss Eva .Rushton, wi: h a reading
from Grady's famous address. The
New South," by Mrs. W. H. 1*4
Grone. Vocal Solo, "Georgia's
Mrs. P. N. Lott named the chief
editors from each of the Southern
states, and in doini; so, made men
tion of Col. James T. Bacon, and
read some selections from his wri
tings, which were much appreciated.
Mrs. W. P. Cassel ls read a piper
on 'Newspapers and magazines in i
the development of the rdturt story."
Mrs. J. L. Walker ?rave >o.:i<; faut s i
of Legare and Miss Clara Sawyer
told of Wetmore. Gonzales and j
Thompson were also discussed.
The social feature was very pleas
ant, and all enjoyed frozen straw
berries with whipped cream and
Mr. Phi lomen Waters visited in
Atlanta, Ga., iaslweck;
Mrs. Horace Wright, of George
town, is visiting her sister, Miss
Miss Jessie Rushton, who is teach
ing; at Gilbert, S. C., spent the j
week end here with the home,
Mrs. Robert Long has gone to ?
the Baptist Hospital for treatment, i
Mrs. Osbourne, who has been i
spending awhile here with her
daughter. MM. il niel '..Vater-, i
has returned to her home in
Mrs. Forrester, of Sumter, is
visiting Mrs. Harlow Walsh.
Miss Zena Payne wi-nt to Colum
bia the lirst of the week to hear Dr.
Anna Howard Shaw, and to attend
an Executive Meeting of the
State W. C. T. U.
Every one welcomes Mrs. Fannie
Hoyt back to Johnston. She is now
making her home wini her step-son,
Mr. J. P. Hoyt.
The Angeline Bacon Chapter, C.
of C., met with Misses Loise and
Marion Boyd on Saturo ay after
noon, and a very interesting pro
gram was followed out. Mrs. P. B.
Waters is leader, and keeps the
young; folks enthused, new mem
bers coming in at each meeting. -A
good contribution was given to
Educational purposes, and also to
War Relief work.
The hostess served an ic.j course,
The matter of buying Liberty
Bonds and war saving-stamps is one
that is appealing to the pupils of
the High School here, and on Mon
day, the entire school, each grade
being headed by thc teacher, march
ed to the bank and post ellice and
made investments. It was a fine
sight to see them as they marched
with flags, Prof. W. F. Scott.
Supt., at the head with a very large
dag;. They gave vent to their en
thusiam, by cheers, hurrahs and
various other ways. At the post
office 870.00 in saving stamps was
invested. In the matter of Liberty
Bonds, the amount reached $1300.00
at first drive, and it now nears the
$2500.00 mark, which is a very fine
show of patriotism on the part of
these young patriots.
Great enthusiasm prevails con
cerning the big patriotic Rally to
be had here on Thursday evening
at school auditorium, at which lime
Dr. Cromer, of Newberry, will be
chief speaker. The band from
Camp Jackson will furnish music.
(Continued on Fourth Pagre.) ?
Gardens Flourishing. Liberty
Bonds Presented by Pastor.
Mrs. Briggs to Entertain
Sunday was certainly a lovely day
and a lillie cool after the rains Fri
day, Saturday and Saturday nights
thundering and pouring rain. It cnt?
the farmers out of planting on those
two days and causes that which had j
been put in the ground to be upi
and'doing. v\Ve have seen more
corn plantee!, some up and lookiugj
fine, than e-er before this early in
the season. Irish potatoes are also]
looking line. The wheat fields arei
very beautiful and I hope everyone
realizes the necessity of growing
their own bread stuffs and fooiF
crops of every kind for man anrl
beast. I hope we wiii have good
?easons of rains so we can have hay, j
corn and peas, which we were so
short on last year, owing to the"
i lack of rain.
Our gulden is coming on tine and
; we have been enjoying '"garden sass"
t.v<> weeks. Tne prettiest garden
wt h ue seen is that of a Mr. Guess
down at North Augusta. I think
i.is snap-beans must be ready to
pick and cabbage almost headed.;
A great many of the vacant lots in'
North Augusta have beautiful gar
The ladies are busy with their i
poultry and there are many little bid-]
dies peeping in that department too
I hope this war is teaching all of us.
how to live at home, and be able toil
have nn abundance to send onr boys/J
Sunday having been set apart fof|J
the ministers to preach on Liberty
Bonds Rev. P. B. Lanham gave:1
his Hardy's congregation a talk p
that subject before his regular.?
mon. lie has two sons in the se
vice and feels aU that he said
the subject. Alter tire servie$?f|?|_
communion the Woman's M i -
'society ami Sunbeams had a meet
ing. As Mrs. Walter Stevens was
not there to take charge of her band
of Sunbeams, our president-, Mrs.
T. J. Brigg-, conducted both.
There being a good deal of business*
and a programme that had not been
carried out for the last month's
meeting, owing to the failure of
the meeting at Mrs. Kato's, our ses
sion Sunda} was very long to the
men waiting oiilsiue for the ladies.
The children began to be weary also, j
Our Woman's Mission society was j
invited lo meet with Mrs. V. .1. !
Briggs at her-home Thursday, April
2?. We hope to have a full attend
ance. Roads and weather have
broken into our meetings, and now
the busy season with the farmers i
will keep some of us from being
there, 1 am afraid.
Weall uujoyed Mr. S. B. Townes'
letters very much and I hope to see
more from him, now that he is at
Ft. Myers, Pa., in the service.
Mr. J. P. Lanham come home
Saturday on a furlough to see his
parents, Rev. and Mrs. P. B. Lan
ham. Mrs. Gregg McCutchen was
expected to come home Sunday
while he was at home, also Mrs.
Harry Hunch expects to try to nee
bim. Miss Lena Lanham closed her
school and returned home Saturday,
Mr. Fuller Fouche from Green
wood is visiting his brother, Mr. E.
Mr. E. L. Fouche closed her
school at Cemetery Hill on rile 12th.
The Lenoir or Glover school will
close May 1, with exercises to which
the public is invited.
Weare sorry to lose the little
teacher, Miss Kearst, as a member
of our Women's Mission society
and extend our thanks to her for
assisting in our music at Hardy's
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Barker
were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Evan
Barker Sunday afternoon.
We hear that Miss Marjorie Mo
llie's school will close early in May,
and she will come home then.
Mr. Willie McKie is somewhere
in Franco with the aviation corps.
We heard a little of a programme
to be gotten up for services and a
fhg raising at Sweetwater on the
4 th Sunday in May. Will tell
more about it when we hear more.
I suggested that we Hardy's peo
ple raise a flag in honor of our boys,
Messrs. Stanmore B. Townes, Os
wald Scott, Willie McKie and Shaw
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunbeams and Y- W. W. A. A,
tive. Flat Rock School Closec
and Both Teachers
Tlie whole world seems to he BI
Unrated with tho atmosphere of wz
Yes, it is a matter of great imp<
tance; serious and a grave one
?t?buch so that it is no time to co
sider the accumulation of dolla
SM cents. The present need t
i'uties of war involves upon u
.'palls fo'r the host wc- can produce.
No idling time for any of n
liXur schools will soon benin
-jStbse. The girls and boys we a
'?.mt need vacation: the parents ne(
;.%. too. Many of them already hiv
I Lil i s matter under consideration f<
their children, as to the wisest pin
la-adopt. We frankly declare th
vacations should not contribute 1
.jtttcral and spiritual deterioratioi
(Many Christi an people take lite to
.seriously to feel quite com fortab
'^fa-allowing themselves a period (
rest. We believe that is not exactl
as our Lord would have us do, fe
many instance-' we have record?
?where our Saviour sought re-t, al
?otute rest, and quietude. There :
piuca we would like to say to pai
;en'ts themselves on this subject, bu
hack to the young people. To on
mind there could he no mon; proli
ab!? or a more uplifting manner i
yhich at least a part of their vacr
tiou could be spent than in alfil?
tug the Baptist Summer Assembly
jjivKjch meets in Greenville, and als
the convention of Sunday schon
workers at Coker Spring. 1 fee
?sure that any information desirei
about either may he obtained fron
.our general secretary. Kev. Thoma
% Watts, Columbia, S. C. Ile i
.scheduled for both piaces, as is als?
Crue of our Edgefi-dd young minis
.?t;K, Kev. Joseph Gaines.
y'v.e.should take time for extend
the .foundations of par Christiai
work'and increasing Christian effi
ciency, and at each of the place:
above mentioned tbs fcnowiedg?:
will be extended with renewed vig
or, he!piii^r ns to grow in grace ami
1 he knowledge of our Lord. Mic)
Sunday school would do a gooii
thing to encourage a repr?sent?tior
and see that their school has al
least one or more who will attend.
There was a great disappoint
ment last Saturday when the rain
prevented our attending the Divis
ional meeting at. Plum Branch. I
am quite sure that if each of the
five churches ol Mrs. Bussey's di
vision who were expecting to gn
could have planked to semi as many
as from the Ked Oak Grove society,
there was an encouraging increase
in the attendance.
The last month his bef-n a real
busy one willi our little Sunbeams
and Y. W. A's. Mrs. GrifHs has
organized mission study classes for
her Sunbeams, and Mi*s Kathleen
Kenrick is helping by preparing
lectures for each lesson. The in
terest of the children was so beauti
fully demonstrated last Friday af
ternoon by the eager upturned faces
during the explanation of the les
son. At the conclusion of the les
son a general "exam.", as the col
lege girls would say, will be held
and prizes awarded. The Sunbeams
will give a public meeting next
Sunday after Sunday school.
The Y. W. A. met with Marie
Hamilton last Sunday. After dis
pensing with business the playette,
"At the Brush Arbor," demonstra
ted the church building loan fund,
to which all of the guests were ad
mitted. Mrs. W. O. V\ batley, who
has the work of the Y. W. A. of
Republican, came over and encour
aged us with her presence and ap
Social Circle No. 1 meets with
Miss Jessie Bailey May 8.
Mrs. J. T. Grillis and Miss Ma
mie Bussey attended church at Ked
Hill last Sunday.
Flat Kock school closed last Tues
day. The teachers, Miss Lula
(?uarles and Mrs. Fannie Belle Co
bla, gave perfect satisfaction, and
have been honored with re-election.
Mrs. John Holland of Greenwood
is spending some time with her
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hamilton spent
Sunday afternoon with the former's
brother, bringing with them their
pretty nieces, Misses Mattie and
Adileen Bussey, to be present at the
Y.,W. A. meeting.
Mr. T. W. Lamb was a guest in
the hospitable home of Mr, and
Mrs. Pickena Bailey last Snnady.
Miss Lillie Timmerman is quite
sick with measles. lier friends
anxiously hope for her a speedy re
Mr. Yates Quarles, training at
Cam j) Sevier, is at home on a fur
We regret to learn of the declin
ing health of our young friend and
kinsman, Dr. E. G. Walker, who
belongs to the Dental Corps sta-j
tioned at Camp Gordon.
"Uncle" Iv Morgan's friends
deeply sympathize with him in .the
death of his daughter, ""rs. Gordon
Hussey, who died suddenly, leaving
five small children.
.Mrs. James Hamilton is at Edge
field with her daughter, Mrs. Till
man Hussy, who has measles, hav
ing five other cases in the family.
Mr. Gerge Gilchrist was a guest
at dinner of Mr. Peny Hamilton
Misses Kathleen Kenrick . and
Maggie and Clela Agner were with
Miss Deadis Dow last Sunday.
Mo'doc, S. C.
Mt Zion News.
On last Thursday three hundred
soldiers marched through r p com
munity en route to ('amp Hancock,
after having taken a hike to Aiken.
Little Mars Weeks is with her
grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Mrs. Ruth Qu arl es is visiting her
sister Mrs. .MiHedge Strom.
Mrs. E. M. Padget', Miss Lilla
Mae and Mr. Dewey Padgett, visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Timmerman
Wednesday afternoon. -
Mr. T. Q. Carpenter and family,
and Mr. Lenard Woodward of
Aiken and Mr. Mari.ni Carpenter
and children, of Trenton, were visi
tors at Mr. M. W. Carpenter's Sun
The friends of Miss Gladys Whit
lock, the affectionate daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ratler Whitlock of
T re n t n fi,' w o ? > w S s" f o r m'e ri y o f i i : i s
community, will regret to leam of
her continued illness.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Padgett spent
1 short while Sunday afternoon
with Mr. and .Mrs. Dolph Waiker.
, We arc now having Sunday
school only on first &nd third Sun
days. Beginning in the afternoon
at 3:30 by the new time.
Mr. H. M. Padgett has added a
great improvement t<> bis home, by
building a large puren on the front
of his house.
Red Cross Activities.
Wc are glad to announce thc full
organization of the Episcopal ladies'
into a Red Cross Auxiliary, the first;
to bc formally organized. Their!
chairman is Miss Virginia Simkins;]
secretary ami treasurer, Mrs. Kate !
Several other auxiliaries are in
a formative stage, the U. D. C. and
old 'OG District Chapter D. A. R.
These have asked for permission to
organize from the local chanter, but
their officers are not yet announc
ed. The Episcopal ladies meet in the
work rooms every Friday afternoon.
The Red Cross chairman said he was
very much pleased to see this move
on the part of the organization. It
will make for a more concentrated
effort for war relief work.
Miss Collett and Miss Clisby, mem
bers of the executive committee,
went out to the Red Hill sr-hool last
Thursday to plan for the organiza
tion of a Junior Red Cross at the
school. This was left in the hands
of Miss Hortense Wootlson, who
writes that their money has been
raised. They go today (Tuesday)
to Antioch school for the same pur
pose. It is to bo hoped that all of
the country schools Avili organize. It
will give the children something to
do during the summer months. Work
is progressing slowly, but surely in
the work rooms. Mrs. Nicholson is
at work on garments for the needy,
babies of Belgium and France, the
women of Mrs. Woodson's depart
ment have as much as they can do
working on the underclothing asked
of us and the sweaters and socks are
coming on famously. We need
more steady workers, women who
can give at least three afternoons a
week to the work rooms.
A full line of Hams and Break
fast Strips, fresh every ID days.
Try our Georgia Cane Syrup. OOcts.
L. T. May.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
?veil known tonic propertiesof QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
ont Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds np the Whole System. 50 cents.
Grain Looking Well. Abun
dance of Fruit. Young Sol
dier Visits Home. Fine
Spring is with us again with its
beautiful green trees and cheer'.u)
singing o. the birds.
Ploughing going on everywhere
you look. Some planting, others
have not. Hope to have warmer
weather on the things that have
been planted. It stays so cool it
keeps any one on the job of making
tires every morning.
The grain is looking pretty most
j There will be abundance of fruit
if we continue to have warm weath
er. Fruit is something we eau
make use of. We need all we can
get for canning, preserving, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett are
receiving congratulations on the
birth of a line son.
Mr. Steve Hailey's little girl got
ber linger cut off Tuesday. They
rushed her to the doctor, and he re
placed it, so she will soon be all
Miss Lizzie Lanier has been quite
sick but is convalescent now, glad
We hear that another one of Mr.
Tom Wood's daughters has left
him since he moved to Parksville.
It seems to be a dangerous place for
Mr. Sam Hightower from North
Augusta was a visitor in the homo
of Mr. J. W. R. DeLanghter last
week. He brought some mighty
tine strawberries with him. We
would be glad to see him again
Mrs. Carrie Harnett has been .
very sick for a few days, but. is up
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bartley and
children spent Sunday with their
sister., Mrs. Nettie DeLaughter.
Mrs. M. A- Bartley is fishing
her sister, Mrs. Sallie Jones,-at An
Misses Lila, Tense and Lou De
Laughter and Messrs. John and
George DeLaughter attended ser
vices at Barr's Chapel Sunday, the
Miss Tense DeLaughter and Mr.
Trap Burton motored to Red Hill
Sunday afternoon to preaching;
also, to Cleora and Antioch to Sun
Mr. John Hudson and son were
in this section Sunday afternoon.
We have bad roads for cars, but
we don't give up-we keep trying
them. Some of the young men con
tinuo trying them also.
We were glad to have Mr. Hugh
Hammond with us Sunday after
noon, as he is always in his jolly
mood. He is good for the blues.
Mr. John Holland came through
here Monday tuning pianos.
Miss C. Moultr? spent the. week
end with Miss Janie Burneite very
We were glad to see Mr. Jim
Harnett at home Sunday. He will
return to Camp Se vier Monday.
Miss Bertha Lee Ferguson and
sister, Mi*s Hessie, teachers of An
tioch, and Mr. Wili Hrunson and
and Mr. Dab ny Talbert spent a de
lightful night in the home of Mr.
Will DeLaughter Saturday night,
and spent Sunday very pleasantly
with Miss Janie Barnett.
117 Acres of Gocd Farming
On Aiken road, three miles from
Trenton. One of the b?st commu
nities in Edgefield county. The
soil is red-pebble sand, and is in a
high slate of cultivation. It lies
well, and is easy to cultivate. The
dwelling has four rooms with a hall,
and is very pleasantly located in a
small oak grove, with a good well
of water, fruit trees and outbuild
ings, two tenant houses in good
shape, and about six acres of bear
ing asparagus. This place is right
ready for a man to make money on;
there could be no better investment
in the county. It will be sold
cheap, so don't let this opportunity
slip by you. Will be glad to show
you oVer it at any time.
DAVIS REALTY CO.
Edgefield, S. C.
We keep our stock of millinery
always complete. New goods ar
riving almost daily.