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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1918
Mothers' Day to be Observed.
Commencement Exercises in
June. Death of a Little
The commencement exercises of
the high school will take place on
Jane 2, 3 and 4. There will be a
large graduating class this year,
there being eleven.
Sunday, May 12, will be "Moth
ers' Day" here, and at all the
churches special exercises will be
held, and the sermon on that day
will bear upon the subject of
mcther. Every one has been re
quested to wear a white carnation
or rose in memory of mother, and a
red carnation or rose for the living
. Even in France this day is to be
observed, a communication saying:
"Mother's Day," a day on which
every soldier of the allied forces,
is expected to write home to mother.
The idea originated with the stars
The postoft?ce is rising to the oc
casion, and the Y. M. C. A. has
promised that the huts will be sup
plied with stationary and stamps.
Mothers may expect their letters to
arrive early in Juue, as on this dav
every soldier will, a? far as possible,
be given an opportunity to write.
Experience at army post-office shows
that mothers are ?rst in the soldiers'
Mrs. Sumter Wright of Green
wood has been visiting Mrs. Joe
Mr. aud Mrs. Archie Lewis went
to Greenwood last week to attend
the burial c f the latter's uncle, Mr.
Mr. Stanton Lott has been ap
pointed by the Government as chair
man to enlist in the county boys
for Government work. These boys
are to be between the ages of six
teen to twenty-one. There will be
considerable work connected with
this, hut Mr. Lott is a man of much
enerby, and the Government has
appointed a splendid one to carry
out its plans.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell is at home
from a visit in the home of her hus
band's mother at Walhalla.
Mr. and Mrs. Spann Toney and
children have returned from Ameri
cus, Ga., where they visited in the
home of Mr. Luther Lott.
. Mr. Wade Lott of Americus,
Ga., is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. \V. P. Yonce and children*
have gone to Newberry to visit the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs Zo
ble. Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Crouch
accompanied them for a short visit.
Messrs. W. P. Yonce and Her
bert Eidson will go to Cincinnati
this week to purchase automobile.
On Wednesday evening a splen
did program was enjoyed, several
of the members participating. The
program concluded with the singing
of "God Save Our Men," and Rev.
Brooke stated that at every prayer
meeting following he wished this
pong sung, and ho would have
printed copies for the next meeting.
The tune is "America," and the
words of the song are quickly
The 11th grade of the High
school enjoyed a pic nie on Satur
day at Yonce pond.
The day was a fine one, and all
carried fishing tackle which would
help in the pleasures of the day.
The Mary Ann Buie Chapter, (J.
D. C., met Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. Harry C. Strother.
Mrs. M. T. Turner, president, pre
sided and at business several matters
were planned for.
Memorial day exercises will this
year be had on Sunday, 12th, as
there are some of the veterans here
who enjoy the memorial exercises
at Edgefield, and the change was
made for their benefit.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones, of Edge
field, will make the, address, and this
fact will draw a large crowd.
The exercises will be at the Bap
tist church, Sunday evening to be
gin at 9 o'clock.
The annual picnic will be had
for the veterans in June, this
event closing the chapter activities
for the summer.
The district conference was told
of by Mrs. O. D. Black, vice-presi
dent of the district.
The "Liberty Bond," as presented
by State President, at this meeting,
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
The Civic League.
The Civic League of Edgefh
was organized at the suggestion
Mrs. Kate Wigfall Cheatharn. T
organization was a felt need, a
much more has been expected ot
than it has been able to accomplis
There are several difficulties wi
which it has to contend. The ch
one is that we have no town spir
We have gotten into the habit
knocking our own town and o
own people. We live in the lit
town of "Tail-holt," but it is r
good enough for us so we better t
matter by running it down, a
criticising everybody and evei
thins:, instead of boosting her
and making believe she's the gre
est town in America. If we stur
our toes on the rocks and roots
the side walk, we blame the "mei
ley" little old town. It's our bu
ness to move these things, or 8
that it is done. If our baby gt
poison oak on him because
doesn't know what it is, we blar
the town because it is allowed
grow all along the side-walks. Get
hoe and cut it out.
The Civic League is very desiro
to aid in any way possible. V
want to take the place in our civ
Hfe that the mother takes in t
home. We have our town upon o
hearts. We see many ways we c;
help, and we are anxious to see o
citizens, both men and women e
together and cultivate a town snir:
Get together and light dirt, disea
Do things that are permanen
that are worth while.
If you don't believe we can do i
let's try the impossible. Let's
"Plan more than we eau do ar
Bite o? more than we can che
and chew it,
Hitch our wagon to a star,
Take our seat and there we are
This leads us up*to some thinj
we want to see come to pass.
1st, We want to see a Woman
Building commensurate with 01
needs,-containing a ?-est.roora an
all that goes with it. Good clu
rooms where our woman's organ
zations can meet and attend to bi
siness. A lunch room and a libraT
built up upon the foundation lai
by Miss Mary Abney. Mrs. R. G
Shannonhonse has begun wor
along this iine. Help her.
2nd, We want to see our stroei
kept clean and a regular garbas
cart make the rounds each day.
3rd, We wani stricter rejrulatior
inspecting the hsck premises c
stores and offices.
4th, We have been collectin
from the business men each mont
for the payment of our man in til
cemetery. He costs us $7 per week
Mrs. T. H. Rainsford and a stion
committee have charge of the wori
there. Several complaints hav
come to us on account or this sys
tem. We want to do the best wa
and will be glad to have any suf
gestions from anybody submitted t
us at our May meeting at the hom
of M rs.-Dr. Edwards, Monday lStl
at 5 o'clock p. m. We are think
ing of having a plat of the cemeter
made and raising the expenses b;
subscriptions from the owners o
squares. If you can improve oi
that, it is your privilege to be pres
ent and submit your ideas.
5th. We want better observant
of our sabbath laws.
Cth, We want the co-operatioi
of every citizen of our town in help
ing to make this the best place t<
live in. Ecourage us, lend a hand
and praise us when you see any
thing to praise, and watch for re
We have just completed our an
nual inspection after clean np week.
We wish the whole pojnilatior
could have caught the inspiratior
that the inspectors did. You, per
haps, do not know that we have
some beautiful yards in Edgefield.
On account of an unavoidable
misunderstand ing, Bacon-Wigf all
Church and Lynch streets were
neither notified. We will be more
particular next time.
The list of competitors for the
prizes are as follows: Mrs. Dr. Pat
tison, Mrs. Mary Norris, Mrs. B.
L. Mims, Mrs. John Kemp. Mrs.
S. M. Smith, Mrs. Emeline Cart
ledge, .virs. Crutn Jackson, Mrs.
Robt. Parks, Mrs. W. E. Lott,
Mrs. Jerome Timmerman. Mrs.
Dr. Pattison won 1st prize, Mrs.
Crura Jackson won 2nd prize. As
published, the first prize is ?5 and
2nd *2.50. In a few days these la
dies will be sent a check for thene
"UNCLE" IV WRITES.
Multiplied Troubles and Sorrow*..
Have Visited Him. Manifes
tation of Beautiful Faith
I had intended writing" you the
week after the fourth Sunday in
March, telling you of a visit from
three Carolina girls, and how glad I
was to see them. They were Mr.
W. M. Agner'8 daughters, Maggie,"
Clela and Eva. Yes, I was glad to
see them, for they seem like kins-;'
folks to me. But from the time
they were here until the present, I
have had so much trouble and sor
row that I just have not had the
heart to write.
First, my oldest daughter with us
had the measles; next, my youngest
daughter, and then my son, who is
with ns, and in the very midst of it
my daughter Jessie, who married
Gordon Bussey, was taken suddenly
ill. I got telegram and went to
her. I got there on Saturday morn
ing at 11:00 o'clock and sh* died
: the next Monday morning at about
18:00 o'clock, leaving four, children,
jone girl and three boys, aged seven;
j five and three years, and an eight
months old baby. She was buried
on Tuesday and my wife (already
broken down from nursing measles)
came horne from the burial, and I
stayed tin ti I the next day. I came
home about 4:uo o'clock in the af
ternoon and found my wife uncon
scious, and the doctor in attendance
on her, and for four days she was in
i? critical condition, but am glad to
say that she is now able to be up,
and is gaining ber strength some.
Yes, it has been a trying time
with me for the last five weeks, but
at no time has God forsaken me,;
and 1 am so glad that rle hasn't, j
for if He had I just couldn't have^'
endured it. I don't deserve Hisj,
goodness to me I kuow, but without^
His help in times of trouble andj
sorrow what would .we do? I have
thought of Job's re pry to his wife'
(Job 13-15), and it has been a great
comfort to me.
I ?aw a notice of Mrs. Paiis Cul
breath's death in your j-aper, and
my mind traveled back to her girl
hood days. We called her Pat.
She was a good girl and a dear
friend to my youngest sister.
Yes, one bv one we are crossing
ito the beyond, and we never know
who will be called to cross over
i next, but every one that will can be
ready when the call comes-let it
be in the early morning or at the
midnight hour. So mote it be.
Honor Holl Edgefield Graded
First Grade: William Byrd, Mary
Cantelou, Naomi Davis, Janie Ed
wards, Elizabeth Kemp, Dorothy
Marsh, Martha Stewart.
Second Grade: Arthur Bee, Fitz
maurice Byrd, Eleanor Mims, Carolyn
Dorn, Rudolph Davis, Dorothy Hart,
Hiram Lowe, John Nixon, Ned Nichol
son, Byrnes Ouzts, J. R. Timmerman.
Third Grade: Effie Allen Lott, June
Nicholson, Margaret Strom, Milton
Swearingen, Martha Thurmond.
Fourth Grade: Annie Lawton.
Fifth tirade: Isabel Cheathara, Alice
Prescott, Mae Rives, Allen George
Thurmond, Robert Tompkins.
Sixth Grade: Isabel Byrd, Elizabeth
Lott, Gladys Law tan.
Seventh Grade: Clarence Byrd. Ray
mond Folk, Helen Nicholson, Robert
Ouzts, Wm. Strom. George Tompkins,
B. E. Timmerman, Mitchell Wells.
Ninth Grade: CoroleeCogburn, Fran
ces Jones, Edith Ouzts.
Tenth Grade: Margaret Blocker,
Hob Byrd, Edwin Folk.
Eleventh Grade: Velma Cogburn.
Stores Close Earlier.
We the undersigned merchants
agree to close our places of business
at 7 o'clock p. m., by the time the
President has set. To lake place
May 15. Saturdays excepted.
Stewart & Kernaghan,
H. H. Sanders,
B. B. Joues, o' p. m.
W. W. Adams cfc Co.
The Edgefield Mercantile Co.
L. T. May.
The colored homes are te be com
mended for their cleanliness. Easter
Diggs took first prize and Lige Har
ris second, respectively ?3 and
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant,
Pres. Civic League.
OUR SOLDIER SCRIBE.
Mr. Townes Writes This Tir
From Fort Myers. Now In
Military Service of His
* Since writing you last ha
fchansred my dress and addre
.loffed tue over-alls and donned t
[ live drab, was inducted into t
-.Military service in Pittsburg ai
ransferred to the 37th Engineers
!?ort Myer. The 37th ' has six coi
panies 250 men to the company, ?
olectrical and mechanical men. '.
Company is the youngest in t
regiment and when we first car
we found ourselves as green as t
Bcras? we drilled on but now, thr
weeks having passed our Capta
says we bear the semblance of
soldier. Here is an idea of tl
recruits first three or four days
First, when he enters camp
/nnnoh of them, say two dozen, a
|lned up in the boiler room of bs
racks or some convenient place at
Stripped. Then they pass in revit:
before the doctor and pass and pa
; again. Each time a separate organ
limb is examined until the roop
is thoroughly examined. If his fe
are sound and his teeth and he h
an iron clad belly he generally ge
IN ext comes the inoculation fi
typhoid and vaccination for sma
pox. Then day by day on the p
rade ground he learns the manu
Of arras and how to drill.
When a man joins the army ar
gets himself broken in he thinks r
more. All his thinking is done fi
him by his higher officers. His pa
is to execute-he hears and th?
Fort Myer is a beautiful carapir
[ground, adjoining Arlington N
..tional.Cemetery and just across tl
'Potomac from Washington.
There are several thousand me
knartered here, engineers and ca
*}:?;?]- Ti'.*. ?ni'ineers. hat. cord jv
sigma is scarlet and white and ?
cavalry's hat cord is yellow.
Following is a list of hat coi
.insignia of enlisted men in Unite
States Army :
Hat Cords-Infantry, licht bini
Cavalry, yellow: Artillery, searle
Medical Corps, maroon and whit?
Engineers, scarlet and white; Ord
nance, black and scarlet; SiffCl
Coi ps, orai'ge and white; Fiel
Clerks, black and silver; Quarte
master Corps, buff; Instructor Hom
Officers: General Officers, gol
cord; All other officers, gold an
black; Commissioned ofiiers, shou
der loop insignia:
General, 4 stars; Lieutenant Ger
eral, ,3 stars; Major General, 2 stan
I Brigadier General, 1 star; Colonel
silver eagle; Lieut-Col, silver leal
Major, gold leaf; Captain, 2 silve
bars; 1st Lieut. 1 silver bar; 2n
Lieut. 1 gold bar.
Sergeants wear ? three angula
stripes on sleeve; Corporals twe
The Navy insignia differs from th
Army insignia, butas we see so fei
Naval officers will not make a not
of their insignia.
Company E. goes to the rifl
range at 4 a. m., about 15 mile
south for a week's practice. The
we trust we shall be ready for ser
vice in France.
S. B. Townes.
Fort Myers, Va., Co. E. 37tl
117 Acres of Goocl Farming
On Aiken road, three miles fron
Trenton. One of the best coin mu
nities in Edenfield county. Th<
soil is red-pebble sand, and is in r
high state of cultivation. It lie;
well, and is easy to cultivate. Thc
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 o\nr it at any time.
DAVIS REALTY CO.
Edgefield, S. C.
As NEW LIFE PILLS
l The Pilis That Oo Cure.
Canvassing Committees For Red
The following gentlemen are ap
pointed members of the canvassing
committees for the Red Cross Drive
in their respective sections, to begin
the 20th inst., to wit: .
Cleveland: W. F. West, (Co. Ex.
Com.), C. C. Jones, J. W. Quarks;
Colliers: Dr. J. N. Crafton, (Co. Ex.
Com.), D. T. Mathis, H. W. McKie,
Edgefield: J. Wm. Thurmond, J. H.
Allen, J. C. Sheppard, W. H. Har
ling, B. E. Nicholson, Rev. R. G.
Shannonhouse, (Co. Ex. Com.), W.
B. Cogburn, Dr. J. G. Edwards, W.
A. Strom.B. B. Jones; Wilbur Har
ling, P. C. Stevens.J. W. Hardy.
Long Branch: G. W. Scott, (Co. Ex.
Com!), G. C. Holmes; L. D. Holmes.
Meeting Street: J. F. Payne, (Co.
Ex. Com.), J. K. Allen, J. H. Cog
Meriwether: R. W. Glover,(Co Ex.
Com.), H. T. Medlock, J. 0. Scott,
H. F. Cooper;
Cleora: W. T. Reel, (Co. Ex. Com.)
L. R. Brunson, P. W. Cheatham;
Pleasant Lane: Dr. J. H. Self,(Co.
Ex. Com.), J. M. Shaffer, S. T. Wil
liams, F. L. Timmerman;
Red Hill: H. E. Quarles,(Co. Ex.
Com.), Rev. J. W. Kesterson, Dr.
M. G. Whitlock;
Ropers: Rev. P. B. Lanham and J.
Trenton: W. W. Miller, Bettis Bouk
night(Co. Ex. Com.), L. G. Watson,
Geo. T. Swearingen, P. B. Day, Jr.,
E. N. Smith, W. H. Smith;
Talbert: J. D. Hughey, (Co. Ex.
Com.), R. T. West, J. C. C. Seigler,
T. B. Culbreath and J. S. Mayson.
The members of the County Ex
ecutive Committee are so designated
but are expected to be active with
other committeemen in the work.
The members of the County Execu
tive Committee, with all members of
the canvassing Committees, are re
quested to attend patriotic services
at the Baptist Church at Edgefield,
at fcur p. m. Sunday, the 19th inst.,
and immediately after the service is
concluded, to attend &-o??i?tis. meet
ing at said church, important to the
J. Wm. Thurmond,
County Chairman Red Cross
Members of County Executive
Bacon.-G. M. Smith.
Calhoun.-J. L. Walker.
Cleveland.-J. W. Quarles.
Colliers.-D. T. Mathis.
Edgefield No.l.-A. E. Padgett.
Edgefield No. 2.S B. Mays.
Lee.-J. W. Cox.
Long Branch.-D. G. Derrick.
Moss.-T. A. Williams.
Meeting St.-J. R. Blocker.
Ropers.-B. T. Lanham
Red Hill.-IL W. Quarles.
Pleasant Lane.-S. T., Williams
Shaw.-Wallace W. Wise.
Meriwether.- H. F. Cooper.
Resolutions on the Death of Mrs.
Whereas, God in His infinite wis
dom bath removed from our midst
our beloved friend, Mrs. Paris Cul
We, the members of Rehoboth
Missionary. Society submit the fol
1st. That in the death of our dear
sister, our community has lost a
true friend, our church and soci
ety a faithful member.
2nd. That we give thanks to God
for the beautiful life and charac
ter of our friend and humbly submit
to his will.
3rd. That we extend to the be
reaved family in this very sad and
lonely hour, our tenderest, deepest
sympathy and commend them to
Him alone who can comfort and
give them strength to bear their
4th. That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent the bereaved family
and published in the Edgefield Ad
vertiser and recorded in the minute
Mrs. R. T. West.
Mrs. J. D. Hughey.
Miss Maggie Winn.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
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' Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents,,
RED OAK GROVE.
Mothers' Day Observed Next
Sunday. Y. W. A. to Meet
With Mrs. Griffis. Mission
We were so glad to have with us
at service last Sunday, visitors that
could herald the tidings of our
splendid sermon among the old
fi iends of our pastor Mr. Bnssey.
They still cherish memories of his
pastorate and deem it great pleasure
to come back home and be at Red
Oak Grove. Praises on all sides
could be heard of Mr. Bussey's dis
course last Sunday, his theme being
"a good soldier." Being a broad
subject and a timely one too, Mr.
Bussey acquitted himself with the
efficiency of a young Seminary stu
dent, and not a man of his years.
We hear good news from the
great Sunday School Convention
held last week in Greenwood. Too
much stress can not be put on Sun
day school work, because from ex
perience we have learned, that is
the vital time in a child's life.
Our Sunday school will observe
Mothers Day next Sunday imme
diately after Sunday school. Some
delay in the mail prevents our giv
iug definitely our progamme thia
week, as we had planed to do.
Mrs. Maegie Griffis has invited
the Y. W. A's. to meet with her
next third Sunday evening. The
girls are planning to impersonate
some of the graduates of the Train
ing School in Louisville, at this
meeting also will discuss the matter
of contributing a box for the school,
each sirl growing and preparing
their gift, to be sent at as early date
as will admit. They are using
Christian citizenship for girls as a
Mission Study passing the books
flora one to the other and now soon
ai Mrs.'Lamb's will have a meeting
for discassing the book. Appropii
,ate contests and other, pasttime of
some nature will be arranged. Mrs.
J. T. Gri.llis.hnf.found real happi- <
ness in the mission study lessons for '
her Sunbeams. The children re
gretted they had closed, and are
begging to have another. At the
close of the Study last Friday eve- *
Ding Miss Kathleen Kenrick pre
sented each child with a prize pin
for the interest and remarkable
knowledge they had attained of the
six weeks study.
Mr. and Mrs. McKie Bailey of
Pleasant Lane with their interesting
little boy M. D. spent last Sunday
in their old home community where
they have many warm friends.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton of
Mt. Creek worshipped at Red Oak
(4rove last Sunday. The home of
Mr. Hamilton's child-hood days.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey and her
daughter Miss Mamie, have return-"
td from Summerville where they
visited Rev. P. H. Bussey, bringing
with them Thaxton Bussey whose
mother is under treatment at John
Hopkins in Baltimore. Mr. and
Mrs. Bussey's friends sympathize
with them and trust at an early date
they can return home.
Measles and whooping cough has
not lost any time in this community
for the last four months. To us it
seems an awful badttime for these
things to come upon us, as it is
busj work season, but all things
work together for good, for our
Heavenly Father ruleth it thus.
Miss Bertha Parkman who was so
critically iii last week, is improving
to the delight of her many warm
Misses Bessie and Pearl Bailey
two sweet and lovable girls have
been in our midst for past week,
at bedside of their cousin.
Mr. John Agner accompanied by
his father, Mr. Sam Agner spent
several days last week in Georgia
on a iisbing trip. We suspect the
former was fishing,' but on dry
Mr. J. B. Timraerman from Green
wood visited Mrs. Lamb and Mr.
Oscar Timmerman last week. Mr.
Timmerman seems more like a fath
er than brother in his family, there
fore his visits mean much in their
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Bailey visitad
last Sunday the latter's father at
Cleora, who is now with his daugh
ter, Mrs. Tom Williams.
Miss Deadis Dow had prepared
the poem "Lasting Foundations"
and was to recite same at our circle
Wednesday, but is shut in on ac
count of measles.