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VOL. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1918 NoTl7_
Patriotic Women very Active.
Rally Meeting of Church
es. Annual Picnic of
U. D. C.
The surgical dressings class made
a fine record during the past week
with their first order, of two cases of
cotton pads. These cases hold each
450 pads. The making of the pads
was begun on Monday and by Wed
nesday afternoon 450 pads were
made and on Thursday the box was
packed and shipped to Atlanta.
The second box was begun, and
would have been finished in due time
had not the gauze given out. The
class occupied itself in getting all the
cotton cut, and everything in readi
ness for the rapid making of the
pads. Only 130 pads were needed for
the second box and at the rate of
making, these can be off hand with
a morning's work.
There were five instructors for the
week, these wearing the blue veil.
They were, Mrs. Earl Crouch, Miss
Eva Rushton, Mfas Clara Sawyer,
Mrs. J. W. Mish and Miss Zena
Payne. Those wearing the grey veil,
as assistant with each instructor
were: Mrs. J. A. Lott, Mrs. Olin Eid
son, Mrs. Lewis Blount, Mrs. J. H.
White, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt.
The assignment for the month of
June for the sewers was 30 pairs of
outine; pajamas, four dozen outing
shirts. In this work, the Philippi and
Bethlehem ladies have been aiding
greatly. Between 20 and 30 new Red
Cross members were gained in June.
Mrs. John Wright has .returned
from Glenn Springs.
Mrs. Joe Cox is in Hendersonville,
N. C., with her mother, Mrs. Yeomans
Mr. and Mrs. Tom I. Cogburn and
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneese have
been visiting in the home of Mr. M.
Misss Maud and Gladys Sawyer
have been visiting their sister, Mrs.
Henry>cClark in Aiken.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton, who is at
the City Hospital, Columbia, is now
Mrs. J. L. Walker spent Wednesday
Misses Marion Mobley and Elise
Black are at Winthrop College at
tending summer school, and studying
on second and third grade work.
Rev. Kinard and family have ar
rived and are now domiciled in the
Lutheran parsonage. A warm wel
come was accorded them, and Mr. j
Kinard has entered upon his field of
work here. It was through his efforts
that this church was organized.
A piano has been placed in -the
Lutheran church instead of the or
gan, which the choir finds better
adapted to their singing. Miss Leola
Maffet is the organist.
Miss Mary Johnson of Pineville,
N. C. is visiting Miss Mamie Broad
Mrs. P. C. Stevens had with her
last week for a visit, three of her
aunts, Mrs. Sallie Carson, Mrs. Mack
Carson and Mrs. Alice Watson.
A very pleasant evening was spent
on Thursday, the young people hav
ing a surprise party with Misses
Pearl, Grace and Ruby Witt.
Little Lott Browne is recovering
rapidly from the fall which he sus
tained and the broken arm is knitting
Mr. M. R. Wright is able to be out
again after a several days' sickness.
Mr. James Huiet of Trilby, Fla.,
has joined his family here for a vis
it. Every one is delighted to see him
A rally meeting of the churches
in this district of the Ridge associa
tion was held Saturday at Dry Creek
. church. There are now seven church
es in this district, as Speigners church
has been added. There was a full rep
resentation of churches, all but one
being represented. Many phases of
work were discussed, and in the af
ternoon the "round table" proved
very helpful, many taking part in
the discussions and helpful ideas for
the forwarding Of the work were
given. Rev. A. C. Baker was present
and made an inspiring taik.
Misses Frances Turner and Marie
Lewis spent the past week-end in
Greenville, S. C., with Mrs. Norwood
Cleveland. Miss Gladys Padgett who
had been visiting her sister, Mrs.
Cleveland, returned with them.
The annual picnic given by the Ma
ry Ann Buie chapter, U. D. C., for
the Confederate veterans and their
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HARDY S HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Toll Glover 111. Mission
ary Society Met with Mrs.
Stevens. Red Cross
As ray poor attempt of last week
was left in the mail box two days'!
decided it must be worthless^ so
brought it in and distroyed it.
In that letter I told of Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Medlock having a
daughter to arrive at theil house
Sunday June 16. Both were doing
nicely when we heard from them
last. Grandpa Medlock said she
should have come the Sunday be
fore, so as to have been his birth
We are very sorry to hear of
Mr. Toll Glover being so very ill,
hope he will 60on be better. Aiso,
Master Robert McKie who is in
the University Hospital with
typhoid fever. Was not doing
well, on Saturday afternoon, fever
had risen again. Sorry Mr. Harri
son has fever also. And Mr. II.
G. Bunch ha8 fever with a terribie
Mrs. S. V. Bunch feels badly but
rode up to Hardys Sunday after
noon to hear the choir practice for
the tilth Sunday services.
The VV. M. S. met last Thursday
afternoon at Mrs. Lawrence Stevens,
and had a very enjoyable meeting
and almost a full attendance of the
members. There wtre three of
Mrs. Stevens daughters present
from Trenton. Mesdames Swear
enyin, Day and Yann, Miss Laurie
Moore and ber friend. Mr:?. Vann
had her tiue girl out, so did
Mesdames. Janies McClain, John
Reese and Harry Bunch. A girl
baby, missionary class, and show.
This week is to be the busiest
yet for me, and many others.
Tuesday is patriotic day, Wednes
day at Mrs. Jobu Reece's, the
making of the Hag, and Red Cross
organizing of society, and the
meeting of the choir Wednesday
iii??bt at Miss Theres.; Bunches.
Thursday, meeting at the church to
clean up, also choir meeting. Clean
ing up at home and cooking for
Saturday and Sunday, if I live
through it all. There is no rest .tor
the weary here. As Monday will
be a hard day of work, I must nap
a little now.
Annual Report of Edgefield
In May 1917 at the home of Mrs.
James R. Cantelou, the following of
ficers were elected: Regent Mrs. Ma
mi N. Tillman, vice regent, Mrs. J. H.
Cantelou, secretary, Mrs. W. C. Tomp
kins; corresponding secretary, Mrs
Maggie Hill; treasurer, Mrs. B. E.
Nicholson; historian, Mrs. D. B. Hol
lingsworth; genealogist, Mrs. A. A.
In June a meeting was planned as
celebration of Flag Day at which the
Ridge Spring, Johnston, Trenton and
Edgefield chapters co-operated and
a marker was placed by the Edgefield
chapter as a reminder of the Old In
dian Trail by Cherokee Ford, near
A good crowd attended on this
occasion, and after the unveiling a
patriotic meeting at Stevens Creek
church was held at which Hon. Wal
ter McDonald of Augusta was the
principal speaker. The cost of the
marker and expenses were S 10.85.
A rummage sale was held during
the summer at which a substantial
amount of money was raised.
At the September meeting a
French orphan was adopted, and the
amount of $36.50 has been paid for
this purpose, a picture of the little
girl, Louise Gauyer and a letter from
her mother appears in this issue.
During the year 53 glasses of jel
ly have been sent to the base hospi
tal at Camp Jackson for convalescent
One of the most delightful fea
tures of the year's programme was
the Indian history prepared in pa
pers by the various members, and '
the Indian folk lore stories given so
charmingly by Miss Annie Clisby.
A valuable collection of knitted j
articles was contributed during the
year for sailors on the battleship,
"South Carolina," and kits contain
ing sweaters, mittens and mufflers ?
were sent to these Edgefield men: ?
Eugene Timmons, Horace Jones, ,
Diomede Hollingsworth, Hammond
Carmichael, Leslie Edmunds, M. D.
Important Mass Me
All ot the citizens of Edg<
good name and welfare of the
mass meeting at Edgefield o
4:00 P. M. The white peop
held Baptist church, and the <
the Court House. Prominen
be present to address each of
the meeting is to devise a ph
to meet its duty in the War ?
all citizens, whether they ha
pected to attend and lend thei
serving the good name of our
Lyon and J. T. McManus in the navy,
and Pendleton Gaines, John Hollings
worth, George Chapman, Francis
Sheppard, Wad Allen, Ben Talbert,
Frank Reese and William Woodson
in other branches of the service.
Thanksgiving Day, Washington's
Birthday and South Carolina Day
were appropriately celebrated.
During the year $50.00 was paid
out for the Tomassee Mountain
school in Pickens county.
$14.00 was contribuid for the Lib
erty Loan, $4.00 for the restoration
of the French city of Tillaloy. Meals
were served an increment of negro
soldiers, and an entertainment was
enjoyed by the public in the opera
house, the B. M. L Glee Club, under
the auspices of the D. A. R.
The year books which were very at
tractively made, were the gift and
work of Mrs. Susan B. Hill, and were
invaluable aid to the chapter. A con
tribution of $12.50 was made to the
Red Cross, ,?.nd once per wer
the chapter furnishes helpers in the
Red Cross rooms for garments, hav
ing formed an auxiliary to the Red
Scrap books are being prepared
now by all members for convalescents
in the base hospital to be delivered
to Mrs. J. W. Peak who is in charge,
at Mrs. Cogburn's July 4.
Regular meetings will be resumed
Mr.s Mamie N. Tillman,
Resigns as Assistant District
Attorney to Join Army.
The following from the Greenwood
Index of Friday shows that Col. S.
B. Mays will soon have another son
serving his country:
"Mr. Calhoun A. Mays, assistant
United States District Attorney, has
tendered his resignation to that office
and will enter the military service.
Mr. Mays is now engaged in winding
up his business affairs and hopes to
be ready to enter service by July 1.
He has made application to enter the
Field Artillery but does not know
whether he will be accepted in this
branch of the service or not.
Closes Up Firm.
Mr. Mays' decision means that for
the period of the war his law firm
will cease to exist. Capt. Henry C.
Tillman, senior member of the firm
has been in service for over a year
as a captain in the Coast Artillery.
For some time Mr. Mays has conduct
ed the business alone. For a time he
had the assistance of Mr. J. T. Mar
shall, as law clerk, but Mr. Marshall
left some time ago and also entered
"Mr. Mays' decision will mean that
the firm will no longer have anyone
to look after business and it will be
dormant for the period of the war at
any rate. Arrangements will be made
to protect the business of clients now
with the firm.
"The resignation of Mr. Mays will
likely mean that the second assistant
attorney, Mr. C. C. Wyche, of Spar
tanburg, will be promoted to first
place and there will probably be no
Just received a car of Tilehold
select Red Cedar Shingles. Get our
prices before buying. We can save
Trenton Fertilizer Co., '
eting of Citizens of
jr to be Held on
..' ; i.
?fV'ld county interested in the
county are called to meet at
>n Sunday, June 30, 1918, at
>le Avili assemble at the Edge
:o.ored people will assemble at
t rreakers from a distance will
trf?meetings. The purpose of
irt ':o enable Edgefield county
ia*, ings Stamps campaign, and
ve- subscribed or not, are ex
ir council and assistance in pre
E. J. MIMS,
At the June meeting of the D. A.
I?. when Flag Day was observed,
Miss Annie Clisby gave what college
girls would call a "quiz" in regard to
the proper treatment of the flag. The
ladies found so much in these regu
lations prepared by the National Com
mittee of Patriotic Societies, Wash
ington, D. C. that Miss Clisby was
requested to give them to the Edge
field papers for publication.
"When the colors are passing, the
spectator, if a man, should halt if
.walking, arise if sitting and uncov
er, holding the headdress opposite the
left shoulder with the right hand. A
woman should stand at attention as
the flag passes by.
When the flag is waving from a
stationary flagstaff or pole it is not
saluted with the hand.
In decorating, the flag should nev
er be festooned or draped. Always
;1:ung.flat. If hung with the stripes
Vi-rtntal. uni on sho uld be .upper
.eft corner. If hung perp^d?cui?rly,
union should be in upper right cor
When the flag is carried in parade,
or when crossed with other flags, the
Stars and Stripes should always be
j at the right.
The law specifically forbids the
j use of and presentation of the flag
in any manner or in any connection
with merchandise for sale.
The flag should be raised at sun
rise and lowered at sunset. It should
not bs displayed on stormy days or,
except under fire of the enemy, left
out over night. Although there is no
authoritative ruling which compels
civilians to lower the flag at sunset,
good taste should impel them to fol
low the traditions of the army and
navy in this sundown ceremonial.
Primarily the flag is raised to be seen
and secondarily, the flag is something
to be guarded, treasured, and so tra
dition holds it shall not be menaced
by the darkness. To leave the flag
out at night, unattended, is proof of
shiftlessness, or at least carelessness.
On memorial day the flag should
be displayed at half-mast from sun
rise until noon, and at the peak from
noon until sunset. It should, on being
retired, never be allowed to touch
When the "Star Spangled Banner"
is played or sung, uncover, stand
and remain standing, in silence, un
til it is finished.
Applause at the conclusion of the
"Star Spangled Banner" is out of
Worn out and useless flags should
be destroyed by burning.
A flag torn and frayed by the
wind and weather should never again
be hoisted until it has been repaired.
This is a regulation of both the army
and navy and should also be follow
ed by all civilians.
No Peace for Him.
Willie was out walking with his
mdther, when she saw a boy on the
other side of the street making fac
es at her darling.
"Willie." asked mother, "is that
horrid boy making faces at you?"
"He is," replied Willie, giving his
coat a tug. "Now, mother, don't start
any peace talk-you just; hold my
coat for about five minutes."-Bos
Delightful apple-butter, 20 cents
per pound at
L. T. May's.
An Interesting Description of
Arlington Wireless Sta
tion. Receives Addi
E. Co., 37th Engineers Fort
Myer, Va.. June 20, 1918.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Justa few hundred yards from
the Fort at a little place called
Radio, Va., stand the three tall
towers that support the antenna
of the great Radio Wireless Sta
tion, also known as Arlington Wire
less Station. Two of the steel
towers stand 450 feet in the ??ir and
350 feet apart, 400 feet from these
two stands the OOO foot tower which
forms the apex of an isosceles tri
angle, the base being a line between
the two 450 feet towers.
The plant was completed in 1913.
The building for the wireless sta
tion is divided into three parts.
One section for receiving messages,
another for sending and the third
for the lavatories and living quar
ters)for the station personnel.
It requires a 200 H. P. motor to
drive the radio transmitter dynamos
and rotary spark gap machine. This
belongs to sending room.
In sending a message the current
from the sending switch is led thru
a transformer and stepped up to
25,000 vots, then to a rotary spark
gap machine. This rotary spark
pap machine has 48 revolving spokes
and makes 1250 R. P. M. This
gives 100U sparks per second pro
ducing a rapidly vibrating sound
wave. The sending switch is ope
rated by a magnet and controlled
trom a Morse telegraph key.
From the rotaiy spark gap the
sound waves pass turn a transfor
mer tuning coil which omits the
electromagnetic waves into the
ether. The waves travel along the
earth's surface to the receiving sta
The telegraphic alphabet being a
code of dots and dashes, the receiv
j ha g.. o pera to r , w i th . a.pair ;pfJ^lli
Telephone receivers is able to easi
ly translate thc sender's atmospher
ic electrical discharges into words
From the station time signals are
sent out at fixed hours each day to
ships at sea aud the ships also re-1
ceive time warnings of weather con-1
ditions. The Navy Department'
can issue orders to any ship (if it
has the receiving apparatus) at dis
tances up to between two aud throe
The building and towers are well
protected from outside interference.
The station was built by the United
States Navy Department (Bureau
of Steam Engineering) cost about
The second batalion of the 37th
is still here. We had orders to
move but the order was changed.
So we are getting some extra train
ing, bayonet drill and skirmish bat
Private Roper from Geogia says
the war will end in four months.
Ile says he never held any one job
more than six months ata time and
he has been in the army now for
Thursday afternoon, June 20,
Miss Irene Parker and Mr. A. T.
Cole were quietly married in Au
gusta by Rev. Mr. Walker, at the
residence of the officiating minis
ter. The members of the bride's
family, several near relatives and
a few close friends motored to Au
gusta and witnessed the marriage.
Miss Parker is the accomplished
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Parker who has a large circle of
admiring friends in Edgefield who
wish her every possible happiness.
Mr. Cole is a very affable gentle
man from Wheaton, III., a suburb
of Chicago, who has spent much
time in Edgefield during the past
year and has many friends in Edge
field and vicinity.
Soon after their marriage Mr. 1
and Mrs. Cole left for Seattle, 1
Washington, where he had large
business interests. They will prob- !
ably not return to Edgefield until 1
next January. '
PHes Cured in 6 to 14 Days
Vour druggist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching, ]
Blind, BI eedi nc or Protruding Piles in 6to 14 darra,
The first application gives Ease and Rest 5Cc
RED OAK GROVE.
Sunday School District Associa
tion. Circle No. 2 Met
With Mrs. Agner. Y.
W. A. Met.
During the vacation period may the
young people often reflect as did
Benjamin Franklin, "If a man empty
his purse in his head no man can take
it away from him," and attend our
great Bible Institute at Greenville.
We are anxious that some may repre
sent the Edgefield association and
among them at least one from each of
our churches. Knowledge without
Christ is dangerous, but knowledge
through Christ is power. To know the
will of our Lord is education, that is,
Red Oak Grove was well represent
ed at Modoc last Sunday at the Sun
day School district association. The
lecture by Miss Holland on Sunday
School grading was of great interest
and was rendered and illustrated so
simply that children could under
stand. The importance of the work of
the Sunday School was indelibly em
phasized. We are always so glad for
Sunday School work to be stressed,
for unquestionably the importance of
it needs to be stamped on the minds
of the parents or the Sunday School
would not go into winter quarters as
so often is the case in the rural dis
Circle No. 2 of the W. M. U. will
be entertained by Mrs. Nettie Agner.
Mrs. Daisy Clegg will conduct the
meeting. Our last meeting was not
largely attended, but one fact of en
couragement was that every member
present showed that she had given
some part of the subject earnest stu
dy, proving a growing interest.
The last meeting of the Y. W. A.
was very interesting. The girls imper
sonated several missionaries in China,
and asked the young men to help. Mr.
Perry Hamilton as Mr. J. M. Bryan,
Mr. Jeff Sharpton as Mr. Stevenson
and Mr. J. M. Rodgers was imperson
ated by Mr. Clarence Bush; "ich
young man so"hicuiyand wSIir /er. -
dered his part, making the :._ -~ real
ize that they must continue to do the
very best or the boys will excel.
The girls find the idea of growing
and preparng a product for the train
ing school box this fall to be quite
fascinating. One of the girls planted
a corn patch that was lovely until eat
en to the ground by cows. This did
not cause much discouragement for
she says that late corn with tomatoes
makes just as good soup.
One girl expresses delight that al
though she cannot cultivate a product
her heaith permits her the pleasure of
making a glass of nice jelly. Some
one is silently planning for the pack
ing day and that will be the time for
each girl to express and convey with
her gifts some per sonal sentiment.
Everybody's attention will be turn
ed to War Savings Stamps this week
and we hope none will be slackers.
Our neighbor boys are leaving for
training one by one. Calls are being
sounded in every district and sadness
abounds but not to be compared with
the joy of victory they will bring.
One widowed mother, giving two of
three sons said, "Unless my boys go,
if they can, I could not feel that this
country was mine when we win." It
is lovely to think of the sentiment
prompted by self sacrifice and on the
whole that is true patriotism.
Mrs. Sallie Dorn came over from
Johnston where she has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Dobey, and she
has been warmly greeted by her
friends in this section.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey accompanied
Mrs. Dorn to Parksville to visit rela
tives there before returning to her
home in Spartanburg.
The many friends of Mrs. Joe Ram
sey of Charleston welcome her very
cordially during her visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. George Bussey.
Miss Effie Wates who has been
teaching at Clinton the last two
years is at home- now with her sis
ter, Mrs. Eva Bussey.
Mr. Jack Bradley from McCor
mick has recently made two visits
;o this section.
Mrs. Carrie Forrest of Johnston,
ilso Mr. and Mrs. Charley Forrest
ind Mrs. Guy Forrest spent Sunday
it Mr. George Bussey's.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton
ind Mr. and Mrs. Lamb enjoyed the
hospitality of Mr. a,nd Mrs. Will
Burton last Sunday..
(Contiinued on 5th page.)