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tist Hospital, on Wednesday in Col
Mrs. O. S. Wertz has gone to Green
wood to visit her daughter, Mrs. Tay
Miss Bertha Stahn of Chester is
visiting Mrs. F. M. Boyd.
Little Bn*"-<dl Boatwright was car
ried to tr - City hospital in Columbia
last week for an operation, there be
ing an abscess on one of his lungs.
The little fellow is improving as I
much as possible, considering the na
ture of the operation.
Miss Yeomans of Fairfax has been
"visiting her sister, Mrs. Joseph Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leavell of
Newberry spent the week-end here
Mrs. LaFayette Dorn has been vis
iting Mrs. Henry Dobey.
Mr. Brice Feagle spent last week
week here in the home of his grand
father, Mr. W. N. Satcher, this being
nis last visit before going to France.
Mrs. Childress and children of
Greer are spending a while in the
home of the former's sister, Mrs. W.
The Emily Geiger Chapter met
with Mrs. J. H. White on Monday
afternoon, Mrs. W. S. Mobley, the
regent, presiding. A box of jelly had
been sent from the chapter to the
Base Hospital, Camp Jackson, a sim
ilar box having been sent two months
ago. It was decided to have pictures
taken of the chapter members en
gaged in Red Cross work, and this
will be done as soon as practical. A
large package of old kid gloves and
fur pieces were handed in and these
will be sent to the State collector,
Mrs. Hfcklin of Chester who will for
ward same to have them made into
chest protectors for the soldiers who
will be exposed to the cold.
The matter of camping at Tomas
see School as suggested on last Sun
day's State club page was consider
ed, and later on there may be a party
to go from here, from plans laid.
The fact that the school dormitory
is not all furnished was discussed and
a nucleus went from this chapter
to start a State fund to complete the
furnishing of these rooms. A commit
tee was to be appointed to present
the matter to all the members. The
Chapter decided to hold the June
and July meetings on July 4th, con
solidating the two.
The program for the afternoon
had as its subject, "Patriotic Music,"
and Mrs. White, as leader, had a
good program. Officers for the next
year were all re-elected : Regent, Mrs.
W. S. Mobley; vice-regent, Mrs. J.
Neil Lottr rec. secretary, Mrs. C- P
Corn; cor. secretary, Miss Zena
Payne; treasurer,' Mrs. W. E. La
Grone; historian, Mrs. 0. D. Black;
registrar, Mrs. John WTright; auditor,
Mrs. Bessie Bean.
The New Century club met with
Mrs. A. D. Kenny on Tuesday after
noon, Mrs. H. D. Grant presiding.
A communication was read from Mrs.
Margaret L. Bostick, asking that the
resolutions adopted at the State Fed
ration, concerning food conservation
"be read, hoping that the members
would adopt it. The resolution was
read and adopted and the secretary
took the names of all who would con
scientiously carry it out. Mr Hooyer's
"no wheat" appeal was then read. A
communication concerning patriotic
work by the children was read.
The club voted to meet monthly
next year and thus enable the mem
bers to engage in more Red Cross
work. The subject for the afternoon
was, "Southern Orators" and a very
informing program was carried out.
Later, the hostess served a refresh
ing repast, assisted by Mrs. J. How
ard Payne and Miss Helen Lewis.
Mr. William Lott has been elected
Scout Master and on last Tuesday
at an executive meeting of the Red
Cross, he offered the services of the
20 scouts under his charge. These
Scouts were ready for any call, to
run errands, or to do just anything
and their offer was gladly accepted.
Mr. Lott will take the Scouts on a
hike this week and they will camp
The Furman Glee Club will come
here on the ll, under the auspices
cf the Red Cross. This club is control
led by the director of music of the
Greenville Woman's College, who ac
companies them. A musical treat is
Miss Ida Penny, a former teacher
in the High School here, visited Mrs.
J. A. Lott the first of the week. She
has been teaching in the Sumter High
School. Her many friends and for
mer pupils were delighted to see her.
Mr. and Mrs. George Golphin of
Ninety Six attended commencement
here and were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Lott.
The Angeline Bacon Chapter, C.
.f C. held a fine meeting Saturday
afternoon with Mrs. Sadie Lee Bruce.
Mrs. P. B. Wates is director. During
the business meeting conducted by
Miss Mary Wates, the president, the
chapter gave $10.00 to the Red Cross
and $5.00 to the Citadel Scholarship.
The members will do Red Cross work
Our Weekly Letter of Much 1
terest From Hardy's.
We were all so sorry to hear
Mr. H. H. Scott, Sr's. store bui
inp; down Saturday, June 1. AI
Mr. John Scott's house burnin
They both lost every thing, I he
which is a terrible blow to thei
We hear it caught from the sto
pipe in some way. It was a h
loss to them and we sincerely syi
p?thize with them. Have not hea
whether they intend re-building
The dry, hot whether is hittii
us hard, and making the garde
burn np so fast. The pastures ah
the branches are drying np so t
cattle can't get drinking water. VI
certainly need rain very badly ai
hope soon to have some. Grain 8
around is needing to be cut so ba
ly, but can't get cutters. If we d
will have to pay two prices, at
feed them, for half time and ve
triffling work. Speaking of the n
gro reminds me of the food que
tion. Things are very unevenly c
vided up. Here we are, stintir
aud saving in every way, aud usir
corn meal to save flour, while tl
negroes are eating flour bread fh
times a day and feeding two <
three dogs with it. There is a w<
man and two 'daughters living in
house near here. She tells me the
have biscuits'five times a day, thr<
meals, and between meals. Thei
are five children in the house, an
two dogs, and she says they use lu
and three 25 lb. sacks of flour
week. I asked how they coul
they manage to get it. She sayi
"Dat'a easy nough." "I gets tw
sacks and each of my gals gets
sack every week." I asked ho
much meal they got to with it
"Us don't eat no corn bread, don
none of us like it, so us don't bu
meal." I said well, you are a
breaking the law then, for the lai
is we must get meal or some substi
tute and use and save flour to sen
to the soldiers. "Well us gwine t
eat all us wants, us ain't got nc
body in de war and ef day wai
dem dat tuck um and sent um da
must feed um, day needent tell u
to save fur dem. Day ain't gwin
to know nothin bout it." I askei
where she could get flour without
substitute. "At any of dem store
dar on McKenny St." She wouh
not tell which one. Now how cai
that be broken up? She said ead
one of them claimed to have 6 i eh
in family. The . merchant don'
know auy better, and just so h<
sells his goods, be don't care, bu
he is doing wrong to sell the flou
without a substitute. It seems t<
me unjust to allow the negro t<
have two sacks a week, even witl
the substitute, but they will g<
from store and get one here an<
one there, but what they get it, am
the same way with sugar. Th<
only way would be to require then
to have a statemeut from the mai
whose place they live on, as to hov
many was in family, giving tb<
name of each grown person anc
each child, and only let the head o
the house have this statement, anc
wherever they purchase anything
let the merchant stat? how mucl
they get, and the day of the month
and give his name. Then if thej
go to another, let him turn then
down. I have heard a good man\
white persons say, "corn bread oi
anything with meal in it, makct
them sick, but they cse it, and oth
er substitutes, although they don'i
like it. Not so with the negro
they are making more money now
than ever before. A good many an
trying to pretend to be too young t(
register for fear of being drafted
They are the very ones that shoulc
be sent, for they are no gooc
around here. They will not work
just loaf, and keep those who are
pretending to work, from doing so,
But they don't fail to charge at
exorbitant price, and kill all th<
The farmer is up against a hare
problem, and the merchants ar?
having some of it also, accordin?
to what one told me the other day.
Mrs. Bunch and Mrs. Baynard
are still feeling very badly, alsc
little Ruth has some fever. Mr,
H. G. Bunch is a little better o?
his cold, Mrs. Harrison is up again,
The weather is so hot and dry, il
makes us all feel badly.
We are sorry to hear of Mr. Toi
Glover being so ill again, and Mrs.
Glover so broken down. Hope they
may soon be better. Mr. L. S.
Reese is up helping nurse them.
FOR SALE-Corn at $2.00 per
bushel at mill. T. P. Salter, Trenton.
STRAYED-From pasture near
Ninety Six one medium size iron gray
mare mule about four years old, lib
eral reward Wire or phone us. Lee
and Blake. Greenwood, S. C.
and will aid in the making of surgi
cal dressings. The program was an
interesting one and following this,
the hostess, assisted by Miss Jamie
Bruce, served dainty refreshments.
Report of Flower Mission and
Relief Department of the
Edgefield W. C. T. U.
In the peaceful days of long ago,
the work of this department was
largely that of distributing flowers
and doing Sunshine work in our
home Town to the exclusion of the
relief feature, but with the advent
of the War the Relief work has
been stressed and our report of the
past years work is largely one of
Relief. The year began with the
annual Picnic at tha County Home,
which wa9 a success and gave pleas
ure to the unfortunate inmates.
Cash contribution to Door of
Garments contributed to
' French Ambulance Fund $4.55
Stereomotograph for Soldier
Electric Fan for base Hos
Hostess House, Columbia $10.00
Typewriter for Hostess
Camp Kitchen for Soldiers
in France - $5.00
75 bandages sent to National
Surgical Dressings Committee New
30 garments reported made for
Red CrosH, while some made not(
50 Pillow slips and hospital hand
kerchiefs and sponges $15.00
80 Comfort Kits given to
soldiers, valued at $98.00
One W. C. T. U. Pin
given to Mrs. Pauline Byrd
Broadwater, cost $3.50
3 W. C. T. U. Souvenir
Spoons given to White Rib
bon babies, viz. Buist Wells,
John Lovelace Gunter and
E, S. Johnson Jr, cost $5.50
20 letters of sympathy to people
who were either sick or in distress.
3 Funerel ^designs sent.
One bought, cost $3.50
Total amount of money
spent in this department $235.04.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant,
Mrs. N. M. Jones,
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn. .
Committee on Flower Mission and
IN JUST; FEW DAYS.
SPARTAN BURG WOMAN RE
LATES HER WONDERFUL
APTER BEING ? IN BED THREE
WEEKS, TANLAC HAD HER UP , .
Ix JUST THREE DAYS.
"I was able to eat a regular meal
and do light housework in three
days after I began takins Tanlac,
though before I started taking it I
had stayed in bed three weeks and
could not even sit up," said Mrs. J.
G. Johnson, of 587 N. Church St.,
Spartanburg, in ber endorsement of
"The National Tonic." "In a week
after taking the first dose, I dis
charged my cook and began doing
all my housework, and I went to
church five days after I began this
treatment," continued Mrs. John
"I had catarrhal fever and what I
think was a light case of the grippe.
I was awfully nauseated aud I could
not retain even cold water, much
less food. I became so weak and
nick that I had to stay in bed.
W hen I started Tanlac I had been
in bed three weeks and unable to
sit up. All this time I was under
treatment, and I did not seem to be
gaining strength. I lost heart in
that way of trying to regain my
health, and so I threw away all
ray medicines and began taking
"The Tanlac gave me back my
appetite at the start, and I could
just feel myself getting stronger
right along. I have nevar known
any medicine that would make a
sick person well so quickly-espe
cially one as sick as I was. I took
just two bottles. I am feeling fine
now and I'm getting stronger. My
health is far better than it has been
for a year or so. The Tanlac sure
ly did make me get well quickly
was just wonderful."
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R: F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2,
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W, Wise.
Flesohman's yeast cakes, fresh
everv Tuesday's and Friday's at .
L. T. May's.
Shivor Springs Water, at
L. T. May's.
Fifteen To Twenty Per Cent Advance In Pianos.
Freight Rate Also Advances, And Stools And Scarfs.
Buy Now If You Want To Save Money.
I give here in a letter just received from The Starr Piano Co., which is full of signifi
cance for the prospective piano purchaser:
THE STARR PIANO COMPANY
Henry Gennett, Pres.
Harry Gennett, lat V.-Pres. T. J. Campbell, 2nd V.-Pres. Fred Gennett, Sec. Clarence Gennett, Treas.
Mr. John A. Holland,
Greenwood, So. Car.
We wish to advise that extraordinary heavy advances during the past few months in the
cost of materials and labor have rendered it necessary for us to make a proportionate increase
in quotations on pianos and player pianos.
This increase is approximately 15 per cent on all styles excepting Remington Players and
Grand Pianos, on which it is 20 per cent. We are preparing a revised price list and will see
that you are supplied with copies of same soon as this is issued from the press.
The new quotations are effective immediately, and any orders now on file which are un
shipped June 1 will also take the new prices, as the much heavier cost of manufacturing un
der conditions due to the war situation will not permit of filling such orders at the o?d figures.
THE STARR FIANO CO.
A. E. Noldy.
I am in almost daily receipt of letters speaking of the advance in price and the
shortage in pianos owing to the reduction of over thirty per cent. The government
has ordered a reduction of thirty per cent and other conditions cut production at least
ten per cent more.
I have bought about one hundred and fifteen pianos, and nearly all of them were
bought before the advance in price.
While they last Twill sell upon the basis of the price paid.
Call And See My Entire Line
Accommodating terms can bc secured:
JOHN A. HOLLAND
REFERENCE: The Bank of Green,
wood, the oldest and strongest bank in
The Greenwood Piano Man,
Greenwood, S. C.
Saving for a "Rainy Day".
The above quotation needs no in
troduction and there is no one of us
who might not study with profit the
ant and her methods of thrift
"which having no guide, overseer or
ruler, provideth her meat in the sum
mer, and gathereth her food in the
harvest." .Our problems are just
about like her problems.
Most of us have no-earthly ruler
except ourselves, and if we would
gather in the harvest, we must take
the initiative and be our own ruler
just as the ant does. Every ant is
free to do as she pleases-but her
life in the winter depends on her hab
its of industry, thrift and economy
in the spring and summer.
So it is with men. Youth is the
spring of life; then follow summer,
autumn, and winter-jus: as these
seasons follow each other in the ant's
year of life. Man therefore having
no guide but himself must gather in
the harvest for the winter of life
for that part of life when the power
to earn is practically exhausted. The
thrifty man looks forward to this pe
riod of life as one of peace and pleas
ure; to the extravagant and thrift
less it looms ahead as a calamity.
Consider the ant: prepare for the
winter of life before it is upon you!
LOST-Saturday, June 1, between
Edgefield and the J. B. Tompkins
place a lady's double-case gold watch
hands and figures on dial were gold,
"M. J." was engraved on case. Re
ward if returned to J. Carroll Mor
gan, Edgefield, S. C. R. F. D. 3.
To buy your remnants of cottoa
seed, provided you will deliver them
on or before Monday, June 10. I
will make final shipment for this
season at that time.
R. M. WINN,
Plum Branch, S. C.
Farmers of Edgefield County
We take this means of announcing that we have pur- ?
chased the stock of hardware from E. M. Andrews Fur
niture Company at 1289 Broad street, and will continue
the business at the same stand.
We invite the farmers in Edgefield county to come in to
see our large stock of Plantation Hardware. In addi
tion to plow stocks, plow gears, plow steels, harness, we
carry a full line of shop tools of all kinds.
Do you contemplate doing any painting? If sp, see us
before buying your paint.
We have everything the farmer needs. See us when in
Whittle & Plunkett
1289 Broad St.