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W. C. T. U. Held Meeting. Ap
polio Music Club Met With
Mrs. Turner. Cradle
On Sunday morning at the Bap
tist church Cradle Roll exercises
were held, and Mother's Day ob
The Cradle Roll of this Sunday
school was organized ten years ago,
and the first name of the roll was
that of little Ben Lee Allen, Jr.,
son of Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Allen.
Kow there are seventy-six names on
the roll. Mrs. J. H. White is su
perintendent of this department of
the Sunday school, and arranged
the program. Mr. S. J. Watson,
superintendent, gave the Scripture
lesson, and Mr. B. L. Reames of
fered the prayer. The roll was
called, and each little one came for
ward and received a carnation and a
flag, these being pinned on by Mrs.
Missouri Lott. Certificates of pro
motion were also given. It was a
\ery sweet sight to see these little
ones as they went up, or were car
ried up. The little twins of Mr.
and Mrs. M i ms Walker and Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Padgett made a
Little Annie Lamar Lewis held
the Cradle Rull banner for all to
There was a demonstration of the
* way the class exercises were con
ducted, and several of the little
children did this beautifully in
songs and others ways.
The birthday cake was lighted
for little James Butler with three
A memorial was held for the two
little ones who had died recently,
and Mrs. White sang "He Shall
Gather His Lambs."
This concluded the part of the
cradle roll exercises, and the re
mainder of the program was as fol
"Til Wear a Flower for Mother,"
Mrs. F. M. Boyd.
Reading, "Poor Old Dad," Mrs.
. Joe Herlong.
Violin duet, Misses Nina and An
nie Pitts of Saluda.
Vocal solo, "When You Kiss
Y'our Mother Good-bye," Miss Su
ban Mathis o? Trenton.
Reading, "Nobody Knows but
Mother," Miss Lizzie Carter of
Vocal duet, by little Eugene and
Kathleen Mathis of Trenton.
Vocal solo, "Can a Boy Forget
His Mother's Pravers?" Miss Mary
Patriotic tableau, which was well
Vocal duet, 'Rock Me to Sleep,
Mother," Miss Sallie Hevward and
Prof. W. F. Scott.
P'ol?owing tlie Sunday school ex
ercises a beautiful service was held
in the auditorium.
Rev. W. S. Brooke preached a
sermon most appropriate for the
day. His theme was the ideal
mother as exemplified in the life of
Hannah, and he emphasized two
points, the dignity and importance
of motherhood, and how we should
Miss Heyward touchingly sang a
All over the audience every one
showed that they had mother in
mind, for there was not a one but
who wore a red flower for the living
mother and the white one for her
who had passed unto her reward.
For many years it has been the
custom of the Mary Anne Buie
chapter, L". D. C., to have a memo
rial address on Memorial Day, May
10, in honor of the noble Confeder
ate dead, but this year the program
was changed, that the veterans here
might accept the invitation of the
Edgefield chapter to be with them
on this occasion.
Dr. E. P. Jones was invited to
make the memorial address, and the
service was held on Sunday evening
3t the Baptist church.
Dr. Jones stated that he would
preach a memorial sermon instead
of making an address, and his dis
course was one of the finest of the
kind ever listened to. Ile took two
verses as texts: Exodu? TJth chap
ter, 14th verse-"And This Day
Shall Be Unto You a Memorial;"
II Samuel, 10th chapter and 5th
verse-"Be of good courage, and
let us pray the men of our people,
and for the cities of our God, and
the Lord do th it which seeraeth
Dr! Jones ia one of the most gift
ed and eloquent speakers of tl
South, and there is none, more th?
he, that greater honors the Con fe
erate soldier, and every sentent
breathed love and reverence.
It was sincerely regretted that tl
heavy rain storm, which beean ju
at the time the people general
gather, prevented many from a
On Friday, May 10, th rou gb 01
the South the graves of the Con fe?
erate soldier were decorated wit
flowers, and whether it was at tl
monument to one of the heroes <
an humble headstone, there wei
alike expressions of reverence an
affection for these "hero soldiei
with hearts of gold."
This beautiful ceremony of n
membrance is to perpetuate an
honor such memories and qualitie
The Mary Anne Buie chaptei
U. D. C., with the children of th
Confederacy, on the afternoon c
Memorial Day gathered at the Ml
Olive cemetery with many garland
and bouquets and the graves of th
heroes were decorated. Each of th
graves is marked with the iro
Dr. Kinard of Newberry has a(
cepted the pastorate of the Lath
eran church here, and will take u
his work here in June. He wii
preach the commencement 6ermo:
of the high school.
The father of Prof. W. F. Scot
is quite sick at the Columbia Hospi
The Red Cross Drive, which be
gins May 'JO, has Mr. Herbert Kid
son as chairman. Messrs. W. M
Sawyer and VV. C. Derrick ar
members of the committee. On thi
evening of May ?4 a splcndu
speaker has been invited for an ad
dress, and a band will be seured t<
On Sunday morning, May 19
Rev. W. S. Brooke will preach hi
second anniversary sermon, whicl
day marks the second milestone o
his work with this church and peo
The W. C. T. li. met Friday af
teruoon at 5:00 o'clock with Mrs
W. W. Satcher, the meeting beini
conducted by Miss: Payne.
As the subject for the afternooi
was Mother's Day and White Rib
bon Recruits, the scripture selectee
was Prove? bs, 31st chapter, 10-3]
All reports of superintendants
Many Howers are now being sent
as there are such an abundance. .
Several filled comfort bag? had
been given to the home boys as they
left for service. Sixteen more bags
have been cut out, and are to bi
?rilled, these being of the rolled kind.
Letters of thanks were read from
recipients of these bags.
The L. T. L. had a fine meeting
recently, and the report was heard
The second Temperance Sunday
for the year was reported as observ
ed by the Sunday school here, the
teachers making practical talks on
this day. The union will observe
June 8, Jennie Cassedy's birthday,
bv a visit to the County Home,
each member being requestid to
bear this in mind and help to pack
a well-filled basket- The L. T. L's.
are going to give a playlet in song
and story to entertain the inmates,
this to be hele] in the chapel.
The committee <>n membership
week were asked to continue activi
An account of the mid-year exec
utive meeting was told of; ilso, the
visit to Camp Jackson.
The meeting was then turned
over to Mrs. W. R. Wright, who
arranged a gool program on the
subject. Miss Kva Rushton and
Mrs. Charles Early gave interesting
papers, and the leader closed the
meeting with a beautiful poem on
The historical meeting of the
Mary Ann Baie chapter, U. D. CM
was held Thursday afternoon at the
Red Cross rooms, the chapter' as
a unit working every second Thurs
day. Miss Zena Payne, historian,
conducted the meeting, and spoke
of the fitness of having the meet
ings in the Red Cross rooms, and
of engaging io work just as did the
women in the war between the
States-it was history repeating it
Army relief work of the women
of the Confederacy was read of;
also the prices of foodstuffs then
Some of the heroines of this pe
(Continued on Fifth Page.) ?
Camp Branch Dots.
Rain, Rain, Rain, all the tin
fanners are getting behind eve
day in this section, and grass gro
in g fast. *
I think most every one attend
the school entertainment at Antio
Wednesday evening. The childr
all did just fine, could not have be
better, but oh, such a large crow
you could not hear or see what w
going on from the back, as some
the young men tried to be non
and what you would get to se
would have to stand up on beuche
and on the way home that nigl
most every one was well drenche
Toi rents of rain fell .'or sevei
' hours, ruining some pretty dresse
?and painting the.faces with mud.
A large attendance at Ban
?Chapel Sunday morning, chun
was fall, all enjoying a good serme
by Mr. Rice. ,
Mr. G. W. Hightower was a vii
tor in the home of Mr. J. W. D
Laughter Saturday and Sunda;
He brought some mighty fine hone;
He is the man.
Mrs. Ellis Peeler came home la
Tuesday, as her husband left cam
Sevier, and is in New York nov
Mr. Sim Burnett is also in Ne
York, Mr. Peeler from North Can
lina spent several days with Mr. C
W. Burnett and Mr. Will Di
Laughter. He motored back t
North Carolina Friday. He saj
we have fine roads lor cars.
Miss Nora Prescott from Re
Hill spent Tuesday night with Mit
Lena DeLaugbter very pleasant!]
Mr. J. W. De Laughter, Mi
Smith, Mr. Pete Wood anet Mr. -1
li. DeLaughter motored to Edge
Miss Lena DeLaughter and Mi
Trap Burton, Miss Lou DeLaughte
and Mr. Press Bussey all motorei
to preaching at Clcora Sunday f
m., and Mr. Monroe Mathis ani
Miss Lon DeLaughte* attended sei
vices at Barrs Chapel Sunday a. m
Mr. Sam Hightower and Miss Lil
DeLaughter motored to BarrsChap
M od oe, S. C,
Card From Senator Tillman.
Washington. D. C.
May 10, 19*8.
Editor Edgeiield Advertiser:
I desire to express through you
columns my sincere appreciation o
the endorsement of the County Con
ventioi). I am particularly gracefu
for tli*1 manner of this etidorsemen
and thc unusual experience of it:
I am offering myself for the Sen
ate again because I feel that I an
of creat vaiue to the people of th<
State at this time.
The good people of my State have
honored me many years, and I feo
that what influence and prestige ]
have here is theirs by right, and r.oi
mine to put in jeopardy.
Please convey to all the people
of EdgeSeld my sincere gratitude
for their affection and confidence.
I*. R. Tillman.
Millert Must Furnish Their Own
Blanks For Certificates.
To the Corn Millers of South Car
Hereafter the Food Administra
tion will not furnish millers with
miller's certificates of corn ground.
These can be printed locally or or
dered from some printing house.
We have arranged with, the ll. L.
Bryan Printing Company and The
State, Job Department, both of Co
nimbia. S. C. to furnish them.
Yours very truly,
Food Adminiritrater for South Car
--o-? ? .
A Patriotic Prayer Service.
A most cordial invitation is ex-j
tended to every body, who may be I
interested in the welfare of our sol
diers, to attend prayer service at the
Presbyterian church this present
Friday (May 17th.) Our last meet
ing was well attended and well rep
resented by al! the denominations
in our community. We beg that
you come promptly on time and
that you take your seat in the front
of the church-leaving the back
seats for any who may be a few
minutes late. The service will com
mence at ONE minute to five
o'clock. We have a short but in
teresting programme. Don't atop to
dress up. but come in your business
dress; for we mean business.
E. C. B.
Mothers' Day at Red Oak Grov
^.(Sunday was a beautiful time f<
^be observance of Mothers' DE
specially so for the count]
garches who are so dependent c
Vli? weather for their success.
. "" Red Oak Grove celebrated Mot!
?sr-e Day in a beautiful and appn
f>riate manner, Mr. -T. W. Lam
superintendent of the Sunday schoi
presiding over the meeting, Mr
George Hussey, Miss Kathleen Kei
rick and Mrs. J. T. Griffis assistin
! ihe .organ.
^:?&ll mothers present gathered o
fch&V outside of the church,. an
"rSprcbed in two and two takin
tr.eir place in seats prepared fe
r?"|The pulpit stand was decorate
Vv Ith tiowers,and the back of rostrui
covered with white and the wor
'ifohter" iu large letters in sight c
The Bible reading consisted c
roses containing the words mothe
aud father, and different persons i
th'rt audience read them.
The exercises by tho childre
were extremely creditable, and if w
h?d,the names would mention ever
ope. The acrostic was origina
with Mrs. T. \V. Lamb who was i
ca?rge of the exercise
vJWLiss Kathleen Kenrick sang
beautiful selection about Mothei
with, organ accompaninient by Mre
george Bussey. Mrs. Young o
Rrd Hill read a beautiful stor.
showing the influence of a mother'
, ..At the close of the Mothers' Da;
exercise Mr. J. L. Muns made ai
'.'Phis took tho morning hour, an.
as there was no afternoon session
the time went all to soon. As guest
of ?lr. and MTS. T. W. Lamb .w
enjoyed several delightful hours
and not only partook of their hos
pi tal ity but saw the fruits of thei
industry. Mr.'Lamb is a fine far
nier and has a wonderful war gar
d'i ; vud everything , else that peoph
o-.iO'">.-to cakivat* in these titnv.s. -
Another pleasant visit was in th?
home of Mrs, P. H. Bussey wher<
we saw a number of young people
and xM>:s. Bosley and little Thack
sion ute beautiful little son ut Rev
and Mrs. P. li. Bussey who is un ;
visit to his grandmother during tin
absence of his parents in Boston
Mrs. Bussey being in the hospita
This section has taken the pain
for the first ripe peaches aud tin
ii rat snap beans we have seen. Th<
day was delightful!
Report of Red Cross Meetfr.i
at Colored Methodist Church.
Editor The Advertiser:
Please allow me space in youi
columns to speak of the meeting
that was held at Trinity M. E
church (colored) May ll. The ob
ject of the meeting was to aroust
a greater interest in the productior
and conservation of food asd thc
national red cross work.
At 3:30 ?""clock a large crowd as
serabled in the church, with Mrs.
John S. Raruey, presiding at the
organ. All joined in singing Ameri
ca, as an opening hymn.
The Rev. F. A. Wever invoked
the divine blessings, sang Holy,
Holy, Holy. Rev. J. VV. Shaw,
acting as master of ceremonies, call
ed upon Mr. J. Strother to speak a
tew words by way of welcome, this
he did in a most pathetic manner.
The speakers present, Honorable
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse, Edge
field, S. C; Prof. J. O. Thomas,
Vorhees Normal and Industrial
School, Denmark, S. C.; Mrs. VV.
S. Walton, Col'.imbia, S. C.
Prof. Thomas, being the chief
speaker for the day was then intro
duced, who spoke with great ex
pression, holding his hearers at close
attention while he pictured the'
many ways how we can produce
food more abundant, and in the
next place how to conserve it.
Making some helpful points along
the line of truck gardening, pig and
chicken raising. And when he had
finished this lengthy, but all impor
tant subject, I do nut think a stone
was left unturned.
Next our attention was turned to
an address by Mrs. W. S. Walton,
who has been appointed by the
United States government to work
along the line of health conserva
tion. Mrs. Walton made each one
to undeistand, that in order to ren
der to our country the proper ser
vice needed whether farmer, sol
dier, or what it may be we netd
good strong healthy bodies. As we
listened to this noble address, with
eager ears and earnest hearts, we
were carried through the many dif
ferent phases of the red cross work,
we were made to feel that the little
mites that we give are great good
in this crisis. After hearing this
so plainly illustrated, I take the
privilege to say that there was not
I one who who was not desirous to do
something in this great work, and
at the ciose of this address we all
felt like singing, "The old flag will
never touch the ground."
The honorable Rev. Mr. R. G.
Shan non h ouse was then introduced.
We all feel highly honored to have
our distinguished white friends come
and speak to us at all times, and I
epeak the seutiments of the entire
congregation. Mr. Shannonhouse
spoke with great enthusiasm, also
chairman . the red cross chapter
for Edgefield, he was able to point
ont many wajs by which we may
co-operate in this important work.
Now we as a colored race are
glad to have an opportunity to help
our government, and ready at all
times to do all that is within our
power, that America will win in
this great world'conflict. In order -
that true Democracy will cover the
lands as the waters covers the
channels of the mighty deep for
M. H. Holmes.
I x Edgefield, S. C. .
m ? m
Memorial Day Exercises.
The tenth of May has for many
! years been celebrated in our town,
and tba Confederate veterans have
been honored and the graves of our
soldiers decorated since many of us
now with gray hairs were children.
In the old days the children all march
ed to the village and the Catholic
cemetery and to the inspiration of
the beat of a drum each child with
the wreath of flowers in her hand
and marching by his or her comrade,
felt, the fire of patriotic enthusiasm
swe1r~&enTe'fi???3sh ' b?bbmsr Is?&tif
years the services would be held in
the churches, but of late years they
have been held in tfte Opera House.
, On the occasion on last Friday,
I many from our town and county and
many veterans, gathered once more
to honor the day and the deeds of
the heroes and heroines of the sixties.
On the platform were the minis
ters and musicians, Mrs. J. R. Tomp
kins presiding at thc piano.
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse conduct
ed the devotions, and Rev. E. C. Bai
ley presided over the programme.
The children of the Bald Eagle
Chapter sang "Dixie" as a chorus,
and Rev. Mr. Bailey introducd Rev.
W. S. Brooke, pastor of the Baptist
Church of Johnston, who made the
address of the occasion.
This address was one of the finest
and most appropriate that has been
delivered here. His appreciation of
the veteran was full of heart and
must have cheered and assured them
that their memory would not be for
gotten throughout the coming years.
The present war nor its results will
ever eclipse them in the future nor
cause their names to be consigned
to oblivion, but the present genera
tion can now in a measure realize
(some of the struggles through which
they- passed, and is, -therefore, the
more responsive to experiences and
sacrifices of our soldiers.
The ushers for the day were Miss
es Julia Folk, Edith Walker, ' Marjo-1
rie and Grace Tompkins.
During the collection by the ush
ers, Mrs. J. R. Tompkins played a
medley of southern airs.
The last number was a quartette,
"The Star Spangled Banner," sung
by Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse, Mrs.
B. B. Jones, Rev. A. L. Gunter and
Mr. Mitchell Reynolds.
At the close of the programme,
the veterans and their wives, and the
ministers and their wives were serv
ed with dinner. The benediction was
pronounced by Dr. E. P. Jones.
Card, of Thanks.
Please allow me space in your pa- ,
per to thank the good people of ,
McKendree section during the ill
ness of my sot? while he was at my
brothers home. I will never forget
the good people for their kindness to
me and my son. It will always be
remembered and ? hope some day t
that I can be helpful to those who I
were so kind to me. I also thank c
my good friend Dr. VV D. Ouzts for 4
his faithful service. t
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ouzts. a
Two Prominent Citizens HI.
Epidemic of Grip. Good Con
gregation at Sweetwater .
We deeply regret the critical ill
ness of old Mr. John Mathews over
near Sweetwater. We had not heard
a word o'f it until Sunday, or of Dr.
Hugh Shaw's illness. We were
glad to hear he ?B better and able
to be out again. Hope he is on the
road to recovery now.
There is little hope entertained
for Mr. Mathews we are sorry to
bear. He has lived a long useful
life in this neighborhood, alwayB a
true gentleman and friend. Satis
fied wilh all his surroundings and
possessions. A faithful follower of
the teaching of the Bible, according
to his understanding of it. There
was never one more faithful to at
tend to the cemetary out there, and
was always ready and willing to .
superintend the grave digging for
all taken there. His place cannot'
be easily filled, if ever. He is
nearing, .or reached bis 85th year
and has been feeble for some time.
LaGrippe seems to -be an epidem
ic, we hear of so many having it.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Munday,- Mr.
H. F. Cooper, Mr. W. H. Briggs'
family, Mr. Harry Bunch and fami
ly, Mrs. S. V. Bunch and house
hold and several others. Grippe is
bad enough in winter, but worse I
believe in summer. Three wetka
of constant grippe-headache unfits
a body for every thing.
We heard of Miss Theresa Bunch
anticipating attending the com
mencement al Limestone. Am sure
she will eujoy it immensely.
Mrs. Ollie Bunch has a handsome
new Buick which they are all en
joying. Her mother, Mrs. Nixon
is on A visit to her. We were glad
to see Mrs. Nixon looking so well
and Mrs. Theresa Adams aiso, is
lu o kin g well.
There was quite a good congre
gation out at Sweetwater Sunday
afternoon to hear Rev. Mr. Jone&i
of Columbia, Secretary of the
board of education, 1 think. He is
quite an interesting speaker. Messrs
Leaque and Youngblood, of North
Augusta, brought Mr. Jones, also a.
soldier and a young lady out to
church, Messrs Leaque and Young
blood assisted ? greatly in the choir.
I enjoy good music as much as a,
I heard Miss Mattie Shaw speak
of attending the Sunday School .
Convention, which was held in Au
gusta, May S and 9, being so per
fectly splendid, and how much she
enjoyed the singing by Charlie Till
man the great singer. I heard him
many years ago, and would have
loved to have heard him again.
Mr. and M,rs. H. F. Cooper and
children visited their eldest daughter
Miss Chrystine, who is attending
school at Ninety-Six and left their
second daughter, Estelle, to be with
her sister until school closes.
Miss Ferguson of Tennessee, who
taught at Antioch, closed her school
last week and came by Curryton to
visit her friend, Mrs. Fred Barker.
She left Sunday night en route for
Miss Lena DeLaughter who will
graduate in North Augusta in June,
has been elected to teach the Ceme
tary Hill school next session, (?une
a compliment to Miss Lena. Miss
Sallie DeLaughter will graduate at
Winthrop this June aleo.
The school girls and boys will
soon be coming home now. A great
many of ih'i girls will be tilling
places left vacant by thc young men
who have been drafted. And there
will be many a young man just out
of school that will eniist, or be
drafted before time for the schools
to re-open next September. Our
friends Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Scott
Jr., has a son, Mr. Judd Scott, who
has enlisted and is in R. J., in
training in the navy. The same
place Mr. P. B. Lanham's son Mr.
Willie Lanham is. God grant they
may all soon be able to come home,
D. A. R. Meeting.
The May meeting of the Daugh"
ers American Revolution will be
leid with Mrs. J. Maner Lawton
>n Tuesday afternon May 21 at
::30 o'clock, " nis will be an iu
eresting meeting and all member*
,re urged to be present.