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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1918
Day of Fasting and Prayer-Ob
served. Commencement Ex
ercises. Civic League
In accordance with the proclama
tion of President Wilson, the day for
prayer and fasting, May 31, was ob
served here and was an occasion of
great solemnity and seriousness to
every one. The streets had the ap
pearance of Sunday as the stores and
banks were closed for the day and
the Post Office observed Sunday
hours. There seemed not a one who
did not enter into this season of pray
er and there were many who fasted.
A union service was held in the Meth
odist church which was largely at
tended, Rev. J. H. Thacker conduct
ing the service, assisted Dy Rev. vV.
S. Brooke. There were mary fervent
prayers offered for that which deep
ly concerns the people and forgive
ness of sins, and humbleness for this
people were besought of God.
The scripture lesson read was from
4th Chronicles, chapter 7 and this
verse was impressed on the hearers:
"If my people, which are called
by my name, shall humble themselves
and pray and seek my face, and turn
from their wicked ways, then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive.)
their sins and heal their lands." The !
sentiment of the songs was of prayer
Before the services closed there
was a declaration of loyalty to Pres
ident Wilson's poclamation, and to
make every sacrifice to aid ir. bring
ing about peace, by the congrega
The Johnston High School has i'ust
completed a very successful year of
work and the commencement exer
cises began on Friday evening with
a Recital by the members of the mu
sic class, of which Miss Catherine
Garlington is director. The stage was
very artistically decorated in flowers
and made a pretty scene for the par
Each number was well rendered
and great credit was reflected on the
teacher and pupils as well. The solos,
duets, quartettes and the sextette
were enjoyed gi^atly.
The choruses were delightfully
given and everyone was highly en
tertained and pleased with the even
On Sunday morning everyone, it
seemed, gathered in the school audi
torium to hear the commencement
sermon before the graduating class.
To the strains of a march the eleven
grades, each headed by its teacher,
marched in and were seated at the
front. It was a most inspiring sight
to see these bright young people. The
service opened with the singing of
"My Country 'Tis of Thee."
Invocation, Rev.J. H. Thacker.
Scripture reading, Rev. W. S.
Sermon, Rev. J. D. Kinard, D. D.
Hymn, "All Hail the Power of
Benediction, Dr. Kinard.
Dr. Kinard was heard with keen
interest and he delivered a forceful
sermon, using as a text the 13th and
14th verses from the 7th chapter of ,
Matthew :"Enter ye in at the straight
gate, for wide is the gate and broad
is the way that leadeth to destruction
and many there be which go in there- ;
Because strait is the gate and nar
row is the way which leadeth unto '
life, and few there be that find it."
The subject of his discourse was j
"Life Along the Lines of Greatest
On Sunday evening a union service
was held in the Lutheran church and
it wras a great pleasure to all to again (
hear Dr. Kinard.
Dr. Kinard has recently accepted
the pastorate of the Lutheran church ?
here and at an early date will enter
upon his ministry. It was he that ef
fected the organization of this church
Last Wednesday evening's prayer 1
service was an echo meeting of the
Ridge Association, held-at Sardis the 1
week previous. There were eight del- '
egates but only Rev. W. S. Brooke, 1
S. J. Watson, Stanton N. Lott and i
J. C. Lewis attended. Interesting re- I
ports were heard and the Sunday
School here was reported as having ;
reached the highest marks of excel
lence in all points. The next Sunday
[School convention will be held here.
Misses Jamie Bruce and Lizzie
Kate Anderson have returned from
Coker College and Misses Bettie Wa
ters, Annie Holmes Harrison and An
nie Stokes from Columbia College.
Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Kinard of
Greenwood spent last Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott
On last Thursday evening, little
Mary Elizabeth, the two year old
baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Bartow
Walsh, died at the home of its grand
mother, Mrs. W. L. Coleman. The
dear little golden-haired girl had
been sick only a week. On Wednes
day her condition grew alarming and
every thing that loving hands could
do was done to save the precious life.
Little Mary was an unusually
bright : nd winsome child. She was
a little sunbeam in the home and her
childish "talk and sweet little move
ments will be sadly and keenly missed
When the sere and yellow leaf falls
to the ground it is but the way of
the world, but when a fragrant rose
bud just begins to unfold its petals
one cannot but wonder why it should
fade and die. But a gracious Heaven
ly Father doeth all things well; He
never errs, and some day the mean
ing will be clear. She is "Safe in the
arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle
breast." The funeral services were
conducted on Friday afternoon at
the home by the Rev. W. S. Brooke,
and afterwards the flower laden white
casket was borne to Mt. of Olives
cemetery , and tenderly laid to rest.
The pall bearers were Dr. L. S. Max
well and Messrs. F. S. Bland, J. W.
Bradfield and Earl Smith. The deep
est sympathy is felt for the parents
and devoted grand-parents in their
Messrs. W. M. Wright and Clark
Edwards went to Columbia last week
to attend the Grand Lodge meeting.
Mrs. Sallie Filmore is at home from
University Hospital* in Augusta,,
where she was operated on. She is
now rapidly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh are at
home from Spartanburg where they
visited their son, Mr. John Fleming
Marsh arid other relatives.
'Mrs. Bessie P. Bean went to Harts
ville last week to attend the gradu
ation at Coker college of her two
daughters, Misses Bessie and Isabel
The W. C. T. U. here will join with
the Edgefield and Trenton Unions
in celebrating Jennie Cassidy's birth
day on Saturday of this week, at the
County Home. Each member of the
Union is asked to contribute one
kind of food to help fill the basket
to go from this Union. The contribu
tions can be sent to the homes of
Mrs. Olin Eidson and Mrs. J. A. Lott
by nine o'clock Saturday morning,
or the evening before, if convenient,
the members sending to the above
named home nearest them.
Mr. J. Neil Lott contemplates
building a dwelling on the lot at
Lott Cross Roads, in the suburbs of
The Civic League met Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs J. H. White. The
committee on clean up week was still
at work seeing that all trash piles
were removed and unsightly places
in the town were looked after. The
League hoped that the Council would
take some action concerning a chick
en law, as those at large can, and
have been doing damage to war gar
dens. Improving Monument Park was
discussed, and a wire fence will prob
ably be placed to protect the hedge.
Flowers had been sent from the
League to the Base Hospital, Camp
The cemetery was reported as be- ?
in g well cared for, a mari having ;
been engaged by the officers of the ;
Cemetery Association at $25.00 per ;
The officers for the coming year (
were all re-elected: President, Mrs. ;
S. J. Watson; vice-president, Mrs. F. ?
M. Boyd; recording secretary, Mrs. I
M. J. Turner; corresponding secre- ]
tary, Mrs. J. A. Lott; treasurer, Mrs. ;
Wilmot Ouzts. ]
Mrs. Matt Barre has gone to Col- j
umbia to attend the graduation of i
her daughter, Miss Kathleen Barre, i
at Columbia College.
Miss Hallie White is at home from
Coker college where she has been
teaching music, and Miss Elise Mob
ley is at home from Summerton, hav
ing had charge of the music depart
ment in that school.
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended an
Executive Board meeting of the Bap
(Continued on page 5.)
AH Examined and Vaccinated.
Some Edge?eld Boys Trans
ferred to Other
14th Co. 156 Depot Brigade,
Camp Jackson, S. C.
May 30, 1918.
Dear Mr. Mims:
As we have holiday today ? thought
I would write you something of how
we boys are getting along.
We arrived here safely ' and all
right only a little tired before we
reached our quarters. By the time we
reached Columbia we had J large
crowd of boys. We stopped J)ere a
while and walked around and-rested
up. Then we went on into c??ip on
the train and we Edgefields boys
marched in front of the crowd of
four or five counties of boys. So you
see old Edgefield is still in the front
and we expect to hold it there if
there is any chance.
The other Edgefield boys left ?his
morning for a camp in Tennessee.
Two or three thousand boys passed
our barracks this morning en route
for some other camp.
This place where we are is just
for medical examination and treat
ment and to equip us in clothing and
army supplies and to class us up in
some special line of military service.
We only get a little military training
We stood our medical examination
Sunday. We went before about ten
doctors each having a different part
to examine. They also gave us the
typhoid treatment and vaccinated us
A f ellow is certainly all right when
they turn him loose. '
There is a Red Cross and Y. M.
C. A. bulidng near us where we can
find comfort and pleasure at any
time. The Y. M. C. A. furnishes writ
ing material for the boys free, a,
place to write, things to read, ice
water to drink and some kind of mu- j
sic. It is crowded with boys every
afternoon writing letters and reading
We have from five-thirty until ten
o'clock every afternoon to walk
around, two half holidays a week
and all day Sunday to rest.
Today is Memorial Day. It was
set by President Wilson as a day of
prayer. The Y. M. C. A. leaders had
exercises in the grove near the build
ing on the drill ground. Dr. Weber,
head of the Y. M. C. A. work lec
tured to the boys. There were about
five thousand seated in the grove.
He made a fine lecture, giving the
boys good advice.
Dr. Weber prayed for our Presi
dent and asked all of the boys to
kneel on their left knee and have a
few moments of secret prayer in be
half of our country and for guidance
in the right way we should live. It
was a grand meeting.
We Edgefield boys are in the same
building together and same company.
We have plenty to eat and a good
place to sleep and everything is kept
as clean as can be, even to the streets
^ Good luck to you from all the boys.
B. F. Adams. .
Young Soldier Manifests Fine
Camp Jackson, S. C.
14th .Co.-156 Depot Brigade.
Dear Mr. Mims:
' I have arrived here in camp in Co
umbia safely and must say that I
was somewhat worried over leaving
my home folks and my crop also but
you know when duty calls us we
must obey. So I am here and am go
ing to try to make the best of it. I
don't want the name of trying to be
a slacker and not doing my duty. I
am going to try to work and do my
best and look forward to coming
back some sweet day as a man and
[ want the prayers of all the good
people. I am looking to God for my
protection. I will write again some |
time. Wishing you and all, good luck
antil we meet again.
I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
This mercy underlies.
George F. DeLaughter.
A full line of toilet soaps, Palm
olive, Fairy, Ivory and other good
L. T. May's.
"UNCLE IV" WRITES.
Edgefield Fiddlers Made Good
Music. Urges Re-Election
of Senator Tillman:
Monday Muming, June 3, '18
Hello, Advertiser! Yes this is
"Uncle Ir." Did you ask rae if it
wan hot and dry down here? Yes,
both hot and dry, had no rain now
for three weeks, and ground get
! ting pretty dry and the sand hot,
but rather have dry weather now
while crops are young than later
on. What ara I doing these days:
Well, but one thing then another,
not much of anything just at pres
ent as we finished chopping our
cotton two weeks ago, and we are
now going ever it again taking out
the grass we failed to get in chop
ping and the plow failed to cover.
No there is not much of it to get
out, but can get it out now while we
are resting. So that later on and
the weather grows hotter wont have
lo dig so hard to get it out.
Well what do you recken hap
pened at my home Saturday night?
Oh 'tis no use to put you to the
trouble of guessing, so will just
tell you. An Edgefield man and
his two sons came and brought
their fiddles and gave us some fine
music. Who were they, Mr. Jim
Creed and his sons John and Bud,
also his and bis sons wiyes and
children, quite a crowd of Edge
fieldians. Where about in Edge
field were they from. Well, not
far from Johnston near Philippi
church. I^r. Jim married Capt.
John Denny's daughter, and as he
and I talked I could see away back
in the days gone by, and I could
see old man Jake LaGrone and his
sons, Dive, Jira and John, and
Capt. Bill Ready and many others
of that section. I was not at all
well when the fiddling commenced,
the old man leading on the small
violin his son John with the bass
viBuf? ai:d Bud at the or^an- Why.
sir in a few minutes I forgot I was
sick and I thought of Ben Glanton,
Milt Lanham and Jim Adams on
the night that Henry Bussey and
Fannie Glanton were married and
could just almost imagine I could
hear their fiddles and could see the
dancers turning corners, prominad
ing and balancing partners, and for
a time I almost felt young again.
No there was no dancing at my
house Saturday night, but I could
see more than one that just couldn't
keep "zackly" still, for there was
quite a crowd of neighbor boys and
girls present. Yes I love the young
folks yet and still like to see them
together and enjoy themselves. For
you know I was once young, and
know something about how young
folks are, and don't want to, nor
don't intend, if I can help it to drive
the young away from me by always
preaching behave yourself to them.
Well, enough now of that.
Wheat most of it cut and housed
and it was all very good. Oats now
about ready to cut and I have never
seen better spring sown oats, and I
have already heard several farmers
say that they intend sowing more
next fall, and oats too and if the
oats get killed next winier they will
sow over after Christmas, and a
good many are now regretting not
having sown more this year. So
you see the two freezes of the last
two winters have taught us a le&
son that spring oats sometimes
I wonder if anybody will take
exceptions at what I am now going
to fay. What is it! 'Tis most time
now to be swapping horses for
United State Senators or congress
men unless those there are kickers,
if BO hitch in another man, but if
those there are good work stock
don't swap them off. What am I
driving at, just this. Keep Ben
Tillman where he is and Lever loo,
for if I am not mistaken it will bc
a hard job to fill their places at this
time. No don't break into the team
now, too much at stake. Tried men
are needed right now. Men whom
we know have and are making good,
keep them there. They know the
ropes and where and when to pull
when the President gives the word?
and it there ever was a time in the
History of the United States when
Lrue and tried men were needed 'tis
Just one thing more and I will
?top. I got a letter from an old
friend living at Edgefield after he ?
heard of my daughter's death, and
such a good letter, such a consol
ing one. Oh, if we could but know
how just a few words or lines would
help in times of trouble and sorrow
i we would do more of it. 'Tis like ap
ples of Gold to a burdened Soul.
Good-bye for this time and how do
I know but it may be a last good
bye. Sooner or later we must all
say a final Good-bye.
A Letter From Aldrich' Cheat
ham to His Mother.
. May 31, 1918.
Well, we have reached our new
home after a long and tedious ride,
and you can bet that we are tired.
We arrived here at eight o'clock
this morning-did not sleep any
hardly last night.
I enjoyed the ride very much,
especially the scenery from Atlanta
to Chattanooga. Yon know we are
in the mountains up here. I can
not say yet, bul I think that I ara
going to like this place very much.
As you know, Chickamauga Park is
an old settled camp. There is some
beautiful scenery around here, es
pecially big shade trees.
We are in the Medical Corp Am
bulance and Truck Company, which
I think I will like better than the
infantry. We are only about ten
or twelve miles from Chattanooga,
and the first time I get off, there I
I Biw lots of good looking girls
on the way over here. Wherever
we stopped, there was a crowd
around the train.
The Red Cross ladies certainly
did treat us boys nice, especially at
Augusta, where they gave us as
much ice cold lemonade as we
could drink., and yon know it took
a lot of it. We only stopped in
Augusta thirty minutes.
Well, as Jake Reel is in a hurry
for his pen, I guess I roust close for
this time. Will write a longer let
ter next time. Maybe I will yjave'
more news. Write soon. -
Henry A. Cheathara,
Motor Co. No. 12, Greenleaf An
nex, Chickamauga Park, Ga.
Senior Class Entertainment.
Monday evening, a laige audience
gathered in the high school audito
rium to enjoy'the evening pro
gramme arranged by the Senior
class. This consisted of two plays,
one act each, the class having been
assisted by Miss Annie Clisby, who
directed it, and produced some of
this play herself, macing it delight
fully pertinent to the place and
The first play was entitled "An
Alarm of Fire," the characters be
ing Misses Lydia Brunson, Lucille
Reel, Emmie Lou Edmunds, Annie
May Culbreath, Annie Sue Broad-j
water, Edwin Folk, Elwyn Moore
and Eddie Talbert.
In the second play called, "The
Slacker," the same persons took
part, with the addition of Misses
Velma Cogburn, Neta Ouzts, Kate
Mims, Ilene Harliner, Ella Belle
Scurry, Margaret Blocker, Elizabeth
Rives and Eloise Hart. This was
one of the most charming plays
ever given in .Edgefield, and the
participants showed decided talent.
Misses Miriam Norris and Lu
cille Reel presided at the piano,
whenever music was indicated,
which was a decided addition to the
County Home Picnic.
The W. C. T. U. will hold their
annual picnic for the inmates at the
County Home on Saturday of this
week. Each member is invited to
go and carry something suitable for
a picnic dinner. The Johnston
union is preparing a very interest
ing exercise, and Edgefield will
take over some girls or boys for a
declamation contest. All the unions,
including Edgefield, Philippi, Har
mony, Trenton and Johnston are
expected to attend and any friends
from the community.
Delightful apxde-butter, 20 cents
per pound at
L. T. May's.
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound peas at $3.75 n?r bushel. Mrs. J
Juba K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.!
RED OAK GROVE.
Social Circle No. 2 Met With
Parkman. Red Cross
Chapter to be
On Saturday at our usual confer
ence nineteenth Psalm waB present
ed in a broad vision, as represent
ing a big funnel, the horizon at
first vision being so broad, and
narrowing down to the individual,
was presented so as to leave a beau
tiful thought, as to the earnestness
with which David prayed for God's
The Convention at Hot Springs
was given so minutely, yet much
encouragement, inspiration was
brought out, in the earnestness of
the remarks, beginning first the
success of the three Mission Boards,
last but not least the work among
the colored peopfe, one of the great
problems of to-day. May our dear
Heavenly Father direct each move
ment. There comes to us much en
couragement in the face the turmoil
and sorrow under which the world
exists, the business world coming
to'realize as never before the great
obligation placed upon the world
to which the response is gracious.
We have been endeavoring for
some time to get our Sunday school
better organized and now as our
pastor presented the importance of
it, we hope the officers and teach
ers may meet with success, should
they undertake it. For the work
would be more interesting to the
children, and in childhood the foun
dation work is begun.
The Social Circle No. 1, meets
Friday evening in the hospitable
home of Mrs. Press Parkman, Mrs.
Zelphia Thurmond presiding. Cir
cle No. 2. with Mrs. West Doolit
tle and Mrs. Mamie Bussey con
ducts services. We have a most
interesting subject and we hope all
will be present, that we may be
come more strengthened, thus pre
paring for greater work as time
may?iemay demand. i. ,v
'Hiss Mamie Bussey "ftiii ii+s.$i
at hospital few days longer, but is
doing just splendid. We rejoice
her condition is encouraging, for
health is our greatest blessing.
The many friends of Mrs. A. B.
Young,in the Red Oak Grove section
regret to learn of her health being
so greatly impaired, but we trust
that she may soon be able to return
to her usual strength.
We learned with sadness the
death of our honored friend, Mr*
J. B. Matthews of Sweetwater*
Having known his value as a friend
my heart mourns his departure; as a
pillar in the church, his worth will
be felt in the future most, because
for many years he bore with,Chris
tian fortitude, the vexations and
changes, that naturally every church
must meet. Through it all, he
trusted God to be his helper. So
quietly and unassuming would he
face the situation, that one could
see the humbleness in heart in sim
ple child-like trust.
The church bas never known his
value, because of his willingness to
serve. He so unhesitatingly and
without fruit for labor, has been
faithfully attending the digging of
the graves in Sweetwater cemetery
and there has been many, for the
past twenty-five years to our own
knowlege. His exemplary life,
was unusually beautiful, walking
daily close to his Savior. I know
his brother deacon Mr. Evans Bal
ker will miss him for many times
we have beard the two consult to
gether under discouragement as to
what steps to take.
We sorrow, not without rejoic
ing, for having known his life be
fore his fellowman, we can praise
Him, who can use the enfluence of
such a walk for His glory, and now,
that the labor is ended, our friend
is with his sainted wife and other
loved ones, who have preceeded his
to the better world.
We solicit, aud will greatly ap
preciate the co-operation of organ
iz'ng the Red Cross work in this
section at an early date, feel assur
ed more good will be accomplished,
and the interest of our people will
become known by greater gifts.
May our people everywhere turn
their attention to the good that may
be accomplished, and the uncon
cerned brought to realize the grave
necessity of living our very best,
for how can we in the face of so
perilous npheavel, know what to'