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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1918
Patriotic Rally Held. Music Club
. Met. Large Union Service.
Service Flag to be
The patriotic rally held here last
Thursday evening, in interest of the
"Third Liberty Loan Drive,'' was
?ne of great enthusiasm, and was
attended by one of the largest
crowds ever seen in the auditorium.
A Field Artillery band of Camp
Jaekson C3me over fur the occasion,
and the patriotic airs that they
played kept the audience at a high
pitch ol enthusiasm.
The meeting was called to order
by Mr. William Sawyer, local chair
man of Council of Defense, anJ
Rev. J. H. Thacker led in prayer.
County chairman of Council of
Defense, Mr. A. E. Padgett of
Edgefield, explained the movement;
that '"we were met here in interest
of home, liberty and country, in
interest of the young men of our
country who will go forth to fight,
that we may remain fwee in our
He told of the two ways by which
toe Government would raise mon
ey- by taxation and borrowing.
Edgefield county has been assign
ed a quota of $100,000, and all
should make sacrifices to aid the
60 ver ment
Mr. Pearce of Augusta made a
stirring address un "War and the 1
Liberty Bond." He said that what
ever it takes to win the war South
Carolina is prepared to take the
worst-Edgefield county is prepar
ed to take the worst, which state
ment was followed by applause.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones of Edge
field also made a much applauded
and patriotic address. He said he
was ever glad to speak in the cause
of liberty. Ile is one of the most
gifted speakers in the State, and
every sentence touched a responsive
cord in his hearers.
The meeting was turned over to
Rev. W. S. Brooke, who called for
subscriptions to raise Johnston's
This was raised within $">00.00 of
the mark, and Mr. Sawyer stated
that he was confident that within
the next day or so much more
would be subscribed.
Lieut. David OuztS told some
thing of this, band of his comoany,
of which Mr. Anderson, a Swede, is
band master. There were twenty
eight in thc bind, and these came
from many States. Two were from
Italy. It seemed that never before
had a band played so well, or the
music so inspiring. Mr. Ouztsstated
that the following morning a con
cert would be held on Main street.
Daring'tbe stay of the Field Ar
tillery Band here the members were
entertained in the humes of the peo
ple, who diii all they could to make
the two days pleasant for them.
These soldiers each seemed very ap
preciative of all this, and left with
the-hope that they might be able to
visit hore again.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jone? of Edge*
fiel i has accepted the invitation of
the Mary Ann Baie chapter, ?. D.
C., to make the memorial address,
which will he delivered on Sunday
afternoon, May li. The fact will
be learned with pleasure b3' every
The played called "The Masonic
Ring," given under the auspices o?
the Junior Red Cruss, was a great
success. Miss Eva Rushton has
charge of the Junior Red Cross, and
got up this play to aid in the work
that she is doing. Ninety-six dol
lars was made. The play was held
the night following the patriotic
rally, and as tne Field Artillery
band of Camp Jackson was here
permission was secured by Lieut.
David T. Ouzts, who carno with
them, for the band to remain an
other night, and it was their pleas
ure to aid thus for raising hinds for
Red Cross. 1
Their selections added greatly,
and the}' were very generous for the
enjoyment of the crowd, who ap
preciated to tho fullest their inspir
ing music. The band master, Mr.
Anderson, a native of Sweden, was
presented with a lovely bouquet of
Following tho play a short recep
tion was hold, that these pleasant
and gentlemanly young soldiers
could be met, ??nd they received
many expressions of thanks for the
Miss Louisa Poppeuheira of Char
leston was a week-end guest at Mil
berry Hill with her cousin, Miss
Kinma ?ouknight. Miss Poppen
heirn is a most charming woman,
trifled and brilliant, and takes an
active part in club work. She had
been in attendance at the State Fed
eration in Aiken during the week.
Dr. and Mrs. Bell of Walhalla
spent the past week here with the
latter's sister, Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Dr. Corn is now improving,
which will be learned with pleasure
by his friends.
Mrs. Harry C. Strother and little
son spent a part of the week in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Satcher,
with others of the family, went to
Augusta on Saturday lo spend thc
day with their son, Mr. Grady
Satcher, who was to leave tue next
day for Camp Gordon.
Mrs. C. D. Kenney lins returned
from Greenville, where she visited
her son. Lieut. Robert Kenney, who
will leave soon for France.
Mr. S. J. Watson is now able to
be un. and his friends trust that ere j
lonLr lie can be out with them again. I
Mr. and Mrs. Sam mon of Macon,'
Ga., are spending this month willi
their daughter, Mrs. Joe Wright, ?
Some time since a movement wag'
begun by the T. E. L. class of the j
Baptist church to have a library in 1
the church, and at the time a splen
did collection of books and money
was receive?!. The library is in thc
church vestibule, and is now open,
Mrs. Lewis Blount being librarian,
and each Sunday it is expected lhat
the Sunday school members will i
avail themselves ol' the privilege,
for the books are all of fine Sflec- !
tions. A few of the shelves are yel I
empty, and the library committee
would be glad to receive more
hooks, or money to make purchases, j
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer arrived
Thursday last, and will visit rel a-j
lives here. Every one is delighted j
to see her.
The music club met with Miss
Kathrine Gan hilton on Tuesday af
ternoon, and during business, con
ducted by Mrs. E. R. Mobley, the
chief business was concerning the
giving of books for the tubercular
camp in Columbia at Camp Jack-!
A request has come for a library j
to be used only for the tuberculosis!
ward, and thc clubs over the Slate!
are being asked by field secretary to ?
make contributions of bonks.
A committee was appointed to
get up a collection and 3i*nd to ibis'
ward, the committee being compos-i
ed ol' Mesdames G. 1). Walker, J.
W. Marsh and Miss Gladys Sawyer.
The officers ail gave annual re-j
pons, and the treasurer, Mrs. T. ii. j
!io;. I, reported having on hand j
$21.01). During the year it gave
$5.00 to Armenian sufferers, $12.50
lo Community work, 885.00 to Red j
Cross, *">.DU to Coker scholarship;
fund, ?2.50 Winthrop scholarship
lund. The club feels proud of the
report sent ?o the Stale Federation !
Officers for the coming year were |
President, Miss Zena Payne; 1st
vice-president, Mrs. C. P. Corn; 2d
vice-president, Miss Sallie Hey ward;;
recording secretary, Miss Anna
Hanns; conesponding secretary,
Mrs. .1. W. Marsh; treasurer, Mrs.
I'. R. Hoyt; critic, Miss (Mara Saw
yer; parliamentarian, Mrs. W. J.
The program for the afternoon
was arranged by Mrs. \V. J. Hatch
er, and in her absence, by sickness,
Mrs. Mobley led.
"America," by club.
Paper, "Children and Music,"
Miss Irene Montgomery.
Vocal solo, Miss Marion Boyd.
Paper, The Relation of Flowers
to Music," Mrs. W F. Scott.
Piano solo, Miss Gladys Sawyer.
Paper, "Music in the Bible,"
Miss Zena Payne.
After the program the host.ss
served salads, sandwiches and iced
On next Sunday evening, May 5,
a special service will be held in the
Baptist church, at which time a ser
vice Hag will bc presented to the
church by the Sunday school. This
flag will contain twenty-eight stars,
and will hang upon the wall, and
every Sunday prayers will bc made
for these soldier boys win? are fight
ing in defense of their country.
A program is being arranged,
which is to be announced later.
On Sunday evening last Rev. M?.
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Fifty-three years ago to-day, April
9, General Lee surrendered his little
hungry, ragged army of -J 3,000
hardy veterans to General Grant's
army of 145,000 well equipped sol
diers. The South went into tin
war and returned pure and exalted.
She was not ashamed of ber deeds
or her sacrifices, and was humbled
only before her God. Xo nation
ever rose so fair and fell so pure of
This was a fatal day for the
Anny of Northern Virginia. That
Dth day of April, ISG5, the sun
came out of the gates of the east in
all its beauly and grandeur,, tluow
ing its fire upon the clouds, its gold
upon tile trees and its silver upon
the waters. It was an ideal spring
morning. The evening before, the
battle had been raging on the front.
At night fall both armies withdrew,
j bleeding and panting heavily; and
j like two tigers resting and gather
ing strength for the next day.
As I have stated, the morning
was an ideal one. It was the resur
rection of spring. The little birds
were piping their sweetest carols,
the buds were lifting their heads
above the dead leaves where t h ey
had been lying dormant in their
icy beds, the wild dowers were
blooming, throwing their sweet
fragrance across field and forest of
the bloody battle plain.
Tile next thing we see is a horse
man going like the wind from Gen-j
eral's headquarters up the battle
lino, riving a wiiite flag. ''Cease
firing,"' was the order from the stall'
officer. ''General Lee lias this day
surrendered the Army of Northern
Virginia to General Grant, com
manding the Anny of the Potomac." j
Thus ended tilts Confederate war. j
And at Appomattox the Con fed-1
eracy was buried, and 28,000 veter
ana iu gray were tue pail bearers.
And now after fifty-three years
hr ve past in my imagination I see
General Lee, the great chieftain,
sitting on his war horse "Trav
eler." addressing... bis. . men thus:.
"Men, we have fought the war
through together. 1 have done the
best, I could. My heart is too full
to s-av more. Farewell!"
Ami iu his "last written order to
his army, which was read to every
command after the guns were stack
ed, which was very brief, and
couched in these words:
"Anny of Northern Virginia,
you will now take au oath to the |
United States to faithfully stand by |
the Constitution* ami defend the j
fiag. Go to your homes and re
build the fortunes of your devas
tated lands, and take care of the
women and children, ami make as
good citizens as you have soldiers."
We had all enjoyed sweet dreams
for four years as to what the future
would be to us, bul on that April
morning all those dreams vanished
and our army melted away, and the
flag went down in ?is grave at Ap
pomattox, wrapped in blood-stained
folds forever. At that grave stood
strong men weeping with (inconsola
ble grief, whom no ce had ever seen
to shed a tear before. The hallowed
associations that cluster about that
flag and the Confederate cause
stands very close to my heart to
this day, and will whild life and
being lingers-just as we think of
and cherish our loved ones when
death invades our homo and takes
them from us.
From the 9th day of April, 1805.
to this moment, I have stood with
heart to feel and hand to strike to
the death in defense of "Old Glory."
I am ready and willing to go to
France with the boys and help them
to carry their victory to the impe
rial Castle at Potsdam, and there
te?l the Kaiser that no South Caro
linian ever took orders from King,
Prince or Emperor.
President Wilson has come to the
kingdom for just such a time as
this. Hut there are a lot of people
in this country, naiive born, who
have not enough of patriotic grease
in their bones and gi/.zard to fry a
jay bird. They will tell you this is
not our fight. TVs is our fight for
humanity, Christianity and democ
racy. ' President Wilson is walking
the tight tope, and I say, to h-ll
with the man that shakes that rope.
J. Kussel 1 Wright.
"Do you believe in women hold
ing office?' asked the bachelor.
"Sure I do," said the married
man. I'm going lo run my wife
for Congress on her knack of intro
ducing bills into thc bouse."
Red Cross Activities.
We are glad to welcome this
week two new Auxiliaries, both of
grown-up folks. Red Hill, with
Miss Alpha Hammond as chairman,
and Antioch, with Mrs. Julia Pres
cott as chairman. These units will
get to woVk at once and will be of
invaluable nervice to ns.
The U. ?). C. Auxiliary has
named Mrs. Alice Jones as its chair
man abd a committee from this
unit gave faithful work in the cut
ting room on Saturday afternoon.
Hereafter there wiil bo a U. D. C.
committee to work on every Thurs
On the past Thursday afternoon
four women from the D. A. I R.
gave efficient service.
The Episcopal ladies have com
j pleted for their two weeks work
about ten garment*.
The Trenton Branch sent in quite
a large box nf finished garments,
sweaters and socks on Friday.
The Juniors again worked on
Tuesday.and Miss Norma Shannon
house's Sunday school class is to
meet also oh Tuesday's to clip
scraps for hospital piliows. I hope
every woman in ridgefield will save
her scraps and strings, never mind
how small they are for these pa
triotic little ones to clip. The pil
lows are to be of white drill 12x18
inches, filled with any kind of soft
material, and it has been found that
the clipping-*, if they are Hue
eno-.igh make an ideal filling. Ii
takes twenty pillows lo move a
wounded soldier, so you see how
necessary this branch of the work
is and it is a work that even the
smallest^children can engage in.
Eleven new names have been
handed in for membership as fol
lows:-Miss Alpha Hammond, Miss
Sallie .Smith, Miss Lula Quarles,
Mrs. H. H. Smith, Miss Lydia i
Holmes, Miss Hortense Woodson,
Mrs. Willis Brown, Mrs. Henry (
Quarles, Mrs. Jasper McDaniel and :
Mrs, J.'W. Kesterson.
Ther? is;no one in the Red cross
room.'-. ;^v'i'he-iaorniaa..a4_xhe.v... are,.
opened only in the afternoons, from !
3:30 until it is too dark to see.
Each Auxiliary chairman can take
out the quota of work for b^r um;, '
and bring it in finished if she pre- '
fers that to coming to the rooms to ;
work, but strict account has to be
kept by the Secretary of the Aux
iliary, and a report sent in to Mrs.
James B. Kenivrly, chief clerk of
Woman's Work, monthly, of the :
amount of work taken ont and the
number of finished garments sent
in. All work sent out from the
chapter to its Auxiliaries is cut out,
and a finished sample with direc
tions, accompanies each bundle of
It is only through organized ef
fort that efficient service can be
given the Red Cross. Von can j
easily s<>e that if there is a chair-?
man of the work in each Auxiliary
and that their chairman isresponsi- j
ble for the out-put of work from
ber unit, how niue'? more will be
accomplished than if all depended
on the Director of Woman's work,
who is already over-burdened wit ii
duties. She will not feel that it is
np to her to keep the work rooms
full of workers, and her mind will
be relieved of that strain, and she
will know that the work is being
carried on in an efficient and meth
odical way and much more will be
We have only three machines
that are in serviceable condition.
If each Auxiliary could see to the
placing in the work rooms of one
more good machine we could ac
commodate more than the six wo
men a day asked for. We have
plenty of work room space, but
need good machines.
The Women of the Red cross
furnished 22 lunches to the incre
ment of colored soldiers who left
Anent the Lunches Furnished
the Colored Soldiers by the
Red Cross Women.
In justification of myself and the
other patriotic women who have
furnished lunches to the colored
troops leaving Edgefield, and for
the information of the general pub
lic and the edification of the gentle
man who referred to us as "graft
ers," saying that the bags did not
contain more than thirty cents
worth of food, for which we col
lected sixty cents, I wish to give
the contents of the bags.
The bags themselves cost us
eighteen cent*. Irv each bagr .ven"1
tliroe chees?? sandwiches made of
grated cheese with mayonnaise dress
ing, three pickle sandwiches, two
biscuit?, two slices of cake, an ap
ple, two pieces of candy and five
?ansaget, these latter costing us thirty
cents a pound, and we used six
pounds. Cheese is thirty cents a
pound. A loaf of bread make?
eight sandwiches ?ut a? wa cut
them. Six to a bag wonld require
about seventeen loaves-bread is
ten cents a loaf.
All of the material put into these
bags was given hr various msmbsrs
of the chapter, and five women ?avs
two hours to the pr?paration of the
bags, which is equal to tea hours
work, at say thirty cents an hour.
I wonder if this gentleman would
give ten hours of his tims at that
The small amount of monoy paid
for these lunches i? used by the wo
men of the Red Cross to purchase
material which tbpse same women
are engaged in making into gar
ments to be sent to our Allies in
They give every afternoon in the
weektO this service freelv, lovingly,
and to think that there should ha a
man in Edenfield who would speak j
of them as "grafters."
One of Them.
Mrs. Lily Fisher.
Without knowing the facts which
were connected with Mrs. Fisher's
passing away, my association with
her in the past inspires the follow
ing tribute to ber memory.
it wa* a sad message which eame
tn Edgefield a few days ago when
the announcement was made that
Mrs. Fisher was no more.
Her picture lives in my memory!
There are some persons in thrt world
who possess such an indescribable
rharm that thnir infiuenee leaves an
impression which is indelible, inef
A personality like hers carries
snnfi a cheering atmotfpb?>r?" tb?-trits '
influence lives as long as memory
These souls are rare, because the
naros of this world usually sober
and crush the exuberant spirit, un- ,
til nothing but the common place
Not so with this friend! She re- ;
tainui the enticing charm of youth
18 long as we knew her. i
One of the messages that came
which causes us to honor and love j'
her memory, is, that she and her!
daughter, who was when she lived j
here, dear little Mary Lillie, now j
grown to young womanhood, had 1
planned since the death of Mr. '
Fisher, lo return to Edgefield and !
make their home, as the place of all
places in which they had resided,!
whith more than any other, held a j
warm place in their hearts.
How heartily they would havel
boen welcomed by those of us who!
knew and loved them! How loy
ally would the people of Edgefield,
who are after all the kindest and
most faithful of friends, have
greeted and cherished them.
"All the loving links that binds us
One hy one we have behind us
As the days are going by."
For the U. D. C. Liberty Loan.
The following ladies have been
appointed by our chapter president
to collect money from all daughters
of the U. I). C. and others who
wish to help, for an Edisto District
Liberty bond which will stand as
educational endowment for our dis
trict: Mrs. Pettis Can tel OD, Mrs.
A. E. Padgett, Mrs. Lovic Mims
and Misa Annie DeLoach. When
any of these ladies visit you please
give them at least 25cts. although
amounts of any larger denomina
tion will be accepted. We are bop
ing to have at least ?50 of the
amount asked of our district.
Mrs. Woodson will be glad to
receive any books which the daugh
ters can spare from their library
shelves to send to our camp libra
ries. This is requested by our State
President. The books may be left
at the Red cross rooms or at Mrs.
Captain Norris in France.
A cablegram has been received
announcing the arrival of Capt.
George Norris in France. No more
conscientious officer wears the uni
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunbeams Held Meeting. So?-*
cial Circle No. 2 Active.
Mother's Day Soon to
The Sunbeam exercises last Sun
day, af 1er a very interesting session of
the Sunday school, mado ns feel the
day was of nnusual interest.
The lesson was short but full of
many helpful suggestions. 0?r
teachers really s^em determined to
get down to earnest work BOW,
which is telling.
All we country people need is to
be educated and properly trained,
as was demonstrated by our lit
tle children last Sunday. I think
wonderful talent and natural gifts
were beautifully revealed, and most
appreciated, so willingly rendered.
Our Circle No. 2 will arrange
special work on our subject, "The
Training School." Mrs. A. B.
Young will have a part with as,
and we gratefully thank her for
coming with her splendid help just
when our hobby is in discussion, or
rather one of our hobbies. So with
Mrs. Jessie Bailey hostess and Mrs.
Young's presence, and with a reci
tation from one of our Y. W. A's.,
we feel sure the meeting will be
Our Sunday school will observe
Mother's Day for its fourth anni
versary. Announcement will t>*
Each year the attendance in
creases, and with prayerful consid
eration our program will have add
ed ?orne rather new features, to
which the public is invited.
Mrs. Eddie Agner has returned
from the hospital, and is doing
Miss Lola Young's many friends
are delighted that she, too, is home
The Red Oak Grove school closes
next Saturday. Miss Annabel Saun
ders has made many warm friends
since she has been with us, besides
acquitting herself nobly asa teacher.
The Y. VV*. A's. are delighted
that their co-laborer when here,
Miss Ruth Timmerman, is now
leading a Sunbeam class in her
church way down in South Georgia.
Also our boys are thinking on the
success for Mr. O'Neil Timmerman
as secretary of B. Y. P. LT,, as his
first experience was in the Sunbeams
at Red Oak Grove with them;
The Work of the Red Cross in
The Red Cross chapter of John
ston is doing a fi- e work, and every
ilay of the week finds workers here,
the directors of the day in charge.
The registrar's book ?hows each
week the number in attendance.
The Red Cross rooms are con
veniently located, and tastily titted
up, and on the walls are pictures
that inspire one to their best en
The equipments of the rooms
will aid in furthering the work.
The room for the surgical dress
ing class is being fitted up, and the
first week in May theeiass will Imve
one well qualified to instruct them.
The sum tocal of the effoils of
this chapter for the months of
March and April is gratifying to
The garments made are 249, and
of these the ladies of Philippi made
34, and of Bethlehem G8.
Eighty three pairs of socks have
been knitted, Philippi ladies assist
ing in this.
The Junior Red Cross is pro
gressing very satisfactorily.
They have made IOU housewives,
J4 pinafores and 12 refugee skirts.
Their entertainment had last
week, which put $1)2.00 in their
treasury, will now greatly further
Seeks Re-election as Auditor.
Edgefield county can boast of a
very capable record of public offi
cials. They reflect honor upon
themselves and upon the county.
On account of his record of very
satisfactory service, the people of
the county will receive with delight
the announcement of Auditor.I. R.
Timmerman who is seeking re-elec
tion. We venture the statement
that no other county in the State
has a more capable auditor than bas
Edgefield county, and upon this
highly creditable record we believe
the people will re-e.cot Mr. Tim?