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Hear Gen. Bonham.
A telegram, waa received thi.
morning by County Chairman E.
J. M ims from Gen. M. L. Bonham
of Anderson accepting the invita
tion to address the patriotic rally
that will bs held Sunday afternoon
at four o'clock at the Baptist
church in the interest of the WST
Savings Stamps. Gen. Bonham is
generally conceded to be one of the
most eloquent speakers in South
Carolina. Be sure to hear him.
New Regulations in Use of Sug
Washington, June 22.-Restric
tions on the use of sugar by "manu
facturers will be drawn much tighter
by new regulations effective July 1,
announcd today by Food Adminis
trator Hoover. The new measures are
expected to prevent any scarc
ity of sugar for home consumption
and at the same time to put the na
tion as a whole on a three pound per
capita monthly ration.
Less essential manufactured prod
ucts will-be allowed 50 per cent, on
the normal requirements in compari
son with the allotment of 80 per cent,
now effective. Sugar allowed ice
cream manufacturers after July 1
will be decreased to 75 per cent, of
the normal consumption. Soda foun
tains will be cut to 50 per cent, of
normal and manufacturers of pre
served fruits for soda fountains will
be placed on the 50 per cent, basis.
Ice cream made by soda fountains
and confectioners on the premises
?viii have its sugar content cut to 50
per cent, of normal.
Lack of shipping facilities, subma
rine activities and a decrease in im
portation from Cuba are held re
sponsible for the new restrictions.
Included in a less essential list of
businesses and commodities to be al
lowed only 50 per cent, of their nor
mal sugar are: Bar-rooms, brewers,
California fruit cider ,cough drops,
dental preparations, dessert powder,
druggists using sugar for reducing
concentrated syrups, honey manufac
turers, hotel bars, gelatine, ginger
ale, manufacturers of ice cream cones
ice# cream powder, jelly powder,
marshmallow, malted milk, maple
sugar compound, molasses and syrups
patent medicine, pickles, printing
press rollers, salmon egg preserving
for sale to fishermen, table syrups,
vinegar for blending whiskey and
grape juice, unless for preserving or
bottling when 80 per cent, will be
New Regulations for the Grind
nig of .Wheat Defined.
The 30-day rule, which provided
that farmers could have ground into
flour for their own use no more home
ground wheat than would be required
for their families for a period of 30
days, has been suspended by the food
administration, and regulations gov
erning the grinding of wheat have
been laid down in a bulletin just is
Under the new regulations, farm
ers are permitted to draw their year's
supply of flour from the mill or in
exchange for their own wheat, but
for the present they must draw only
for a three months' period, or from
the time of grinding to October 1.
They should not draw this from mills
in excess of 12 pounds of flour per
person per month for use of their
households and tenants, and they
should continue in respect to the use
of substitutes on the present basis
, until such a time as the general sub
stitute program for the whole coun
try shall be changed. This means sim
ply that farmers who have their own
wheat are expected to use wheat sub- j
stitutes, with wheat flour the same as
The wheat mills of South Carolina
are being notified by the food admin
istration of the new regulations, ef
Mills must not grind for farmers
more than enough wheat to supply
the farmers themselves and their
families and tenants from thc date
of grinding to October 1. The amount '
ground should be estimated upon the I
basis of 12 pounds per person per j
Under the new rules, in regard to ;
wheat substitutes as enacted, mills
must not deliver any flour to farmers
unless they sign the pledge card,
agreeing to use one pound of flour j
substitutes for every pound of flour 1
Bakers, retailers and the general
public are not released from the reg- j
ular program, already announced by?
this new regulation, which applies j
only to farmers who have grown their
Not everybody can buy Lib
erty Bonds, but by buying
Thrift and War Savings Stamps
every man, woman and child in
Edgefield, however small their
income, can have a part. The
person who is not willing to have
a part, just because perchance
it may be a small part, is a slack
er. DO YOUR PART. BUY
f JOHNSTON LETTER
(Continued from page Om
wives, and the widows of the vet
was held on Thursday last, this ]
ant occasion again being out a
hospitable country place of or
the chapter members, Mrs. M,
Edwards. The day was an idea!
and there was a larger crowd
before. The fact that 21 veti
were present gave great pleasu:
the members. One of the princ
upon which the organization is lt
is to show honor and apprecii
of the hero soldiers, so it was a
cere pleasure to have these as
guests and to do all they could
them on this day.
This home was an ideal place
such an affair. Flags were pl
about in the box-wood borders v
waved a welcome to all, and
were also placed about the home,
broad piazza with its many s
was the chief place and here the
erans gathered. It was a wondt
sight to see them as they sat toge
and talked. They would greet i
other with, ".Why hello, old n
mate" and many war time nick na
The "girls of the '60's" all gath
in the various rooms and rocked
chatted and talked of many thi
At one o'clock the picnic dinner
served out under the shade tr
Every one was seated and a bou
ful dinner was served including
coffee and ice water instead
iced tea. The chapter thought 1
owing to lack of sugar they wc
not have the tea this year. Dear, 1
pitable and kindly Mrs. Edwards,
ing so afraid that without tea so
thing might seem lacking, had la
pitchers of iced sweet milk, and e
had hot chicken pies, rice and g<
old-time biscuits served.
It was the intention of the chap
to have an address in the afterm
by Col. R. B. Watson, of the Rid
but he was detained at the last ho
So an open meeting was held ?
this the veterans seemed to enj
Their favorite songs were sung, ?
after "Dixie" the rebel yell was ?
en. Several veterans made sh
talks, and especially interesting wi
some of the war time experieni
they told. The veterans thanked 1
chapter for giving them such a h<
Miss Clevie Moyer of Florence
visiting Mrs. Noah Lybrand.
The L. T. L. met Saturday a/t<
noon with their leader, Mrs. J.
White. These young people have c
cided to support a French orpha
and are interested in this. Se
eral of them had gifts to help i
crease the fund. The lesson stui
j was Neal Dow and at the close of t
I meeting a flag bearing the names
?the prohibition states was carri
i around in a march, all singing, "
1920 There'll be Prohibition Plenty
A very interesting letter has be<
received from Mr. Staunton Lott. I
is in camp at Vancouver with tl
aviation corps. He stated that 1
was easily recognized as being fro
I Mr. T. R. Roland is at home fro:
a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Libia
Smith at Newberry.
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott wit
their two little boys have gone t
Montecello to visit the former's fatl
er, and from there will go to Lyr
?ville Falls, N. C. to spend two monti'
Miss May Tompkins of Edgefiel
spent last week with Mrs. W. I
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and littl
son, and Miss Sara Carwile will ai
rive this week from Hartsville to vis
it in the home of Dr. S. G. Moblex
Mrs. Fulton and children have gon
to Virginia to visit relatives.
Mr. Garland Coleman left on Mon
day for camp, in Pennsylvania, when
he will be in the Tank Corps.
Miss Luelle Norris of Columbi;
spent last week here with the honn
The last business meeting for thc
summer of the Emily Geiger chapter
D. A. R. was held Friday afternoon
with Mrs. W. S. Mobley. Annual re
ports were given in and especially
gratifying was that of the treasurer,
i The chapter has responded to every
call to the best of its ability, the
; chief gifts being along the lines of
?patriotic endeavor. The matter of the
I War Savings and Thrift Stamps sug
gestion as given by the State regent,
i Mrs. Duvall, was considered and the
chapter will follow this out, to thus
aid the D. A. R. Industrial school. A
j committee was appointed to make a
canvass of the membership.
Having a picture taken of the chap
ter engaged in Red Cross work was
discussed and will be done as soon
as practical. It was a matter of deep
regret to all to have the regent, Mrs.
Mobley, tender her resignation. The
officers were all re-elected at last
meeting but after consideration she
j felt that her strength would not al
low her to serve again. She has made
ta splendid regent and the work pro
gressed well and harmoniously under
her charge. An election was then
j entered into and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn
was elected regent. The secretary was
instructed to notify Mrs. Cogburn of
the choice of the chapter.
No program was had as this will
be carried out on July 4th at 5:30
o'clock in the home of Mrs. W. B.
Cogburn at Edgefield. The two Red
Letter days, June 14 and July 4 will
be jointly observed at that time.
The War Savings Stamp campaign
began on Monday morning and the
day will be a memorable one for at
this time there was much enthusiasm
shown and many took steps to aid
their government and showed a great
patriotic spirit. During the week a
booth had been operated on Main
Street, and the committee daily agi
tated the matter.Every person in this
school district was summoned to this
meeting which was held in the audi
torium, and by 9 o'clock the crowds
began to arrive. The town has, to
every patriotic call, so far, gone over
its apportionment, and this early
gathering dhowed that the people
were going to do their part in this
as well, and was a token of their
Dr. J. A. Dobey, director of this
campaign, presided over the meeting
which was opened with "America,"
followed by prayer by Rev. J. D. Ki
nard. Mr. J. W. Cox introduced Hon.
Lawton B. Evans of Augusta, who
brought a message of vital interest,
and his address was a most enthu
siastic one and was often applauded.
At the close of the address, pledges
were made, Rev. Brooke conduct
ing this part' of the program. There
were several $1,000 pledges and ma
ny $750 and $250 pledges. Mr. Mills
Sawyer explained the limit pledge I
and other points. The drive contin
ued throughout th? day, but it was
not possible to know just how the
amount raised stood in proportion to
the assessment, but from the enthu
siasm manifested, Johnston will do
Mr. and Mrs. David Howard gave
a reception on Thursday evening in
compliment to the latter's brother,
Lieut. David Strother, who is here on
a furlough. Mr. Strother has been ab
sent for nearly a year and his pres
ence and the happy intermingling of
so many young people made the oc
casion one of great pleasure. Mrs.
Howard was assisted by he? sister,
Mrs. Stirnen, and the occasion was a
beautiful one as well as pleasant.
Block cream and cake were served
during the evening and sweet music
The Death of Mr. Thomas Ben
Sweetwater cemetery has become
a more treasured spot since she pil
lows upon her bosom the honored
head of Thomas Benjamin Roper. It
is hard for the people of Augusta
and Edgefield to realize that Ben
Roper has passed to the great be
yond. All that the faithful physicians,
the nurses and friends and loved ones
could do was of no avail. He was ta
ken very ill on Friday night, June
14, and died at the University Hos
pital in Augusta on the following
Sunday morning at ll o'clock. Apo
plexy caused his death.
Mr. Roper was a native of Edge
field, being a son of Thomas and Em
ma B. Roper. For a number of years
he had resided in Augusta and was a
faithful employee of the dry goods
firm of McElwee and Thomas.
The citizenship of such a man as
Ben Roper honored Augusta and
made the town better for having lived
in it. He was gentle and kind to all.
He united with the Hardy's Baptist
church a number of years ago.
After the funeral services at the
home on Walton Way on Monday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dor
sett of Augusta, his body was then
taken to Sweetwater church, the ser
vices being conducted by his pastor,
Rev. P. B. Lanham. His body was
laid at rest beside those of his father
The immense quantity and surpass
ing loveliness of the floral offerings
were tokens of the high esteem in
which the deceased was held.
The active pall bearers were:
Messrs. H. B. Barker, J. T. Reese,
T. J. Briggs, F. R. Knapp, O. A.
James, Ellis Eubanks; honorary:
James McElwee, Sam Thomas, Frank
West, Alvin Stevens, J. P. Mealing
and T. L. Harley, Sr.
Mr. Roper was in his 33rd year
and is survived by his widow, who
was Mrs. Maude Wardlaw of
Augusta, one son, Ben, Jr., who is on
ly four years old; one brother, Mr.
John Roper and four sisters, Mes
demes J. M. Gardner, S. W. Gardner,
Jr., J. A. Sutherland, Miss Mary Ro
per and his mother, Mrs. Emma B.
Roper; also one uncle, several aunts
and several nieces and nephews.
Our sympathy goes out to all the
"Friend of my youth, farewell!
To thee we trust a happiness is
One tie to earth for us hath loosed
Another formed for heaven."
Letter From Edgefield Soldier
in france to His Father.
Dear Papa: I am well, ami do
ing tine so far. This is "some
piace" over here. But give me ihe
old states. Write rae, I ara anx
ious to hear from home. Don't
worry about me, for I am all right.
May 25, 1018.
Dear Papa: Well I will drop yuu
another line or two. Well I like
France pretty well if it was'nt su
far from home. I have some boy
friends with me from the old states.
Give my love to all the Edgefield
May 29, 1918.
Dear Papa: I will drop ?on a i'ne
to let you know I am still living
and am well and doing fine. I wi?h
I was with ycu all to-night. Here's
hoping that I will be before always.
I ara expecting a letter from you
all soon, and anxiously awaiting it.
This is8orae pretty country, and
1 like over here fine, but I can't
talk to the French peuple. If I stay
here Jong enough, I can learn. I
ara stationed in a good camp and
with a lot of boys from Camp Jack
son. Redd and myself are together,
so you see I am with some 'one I
know, and believe rae, I am glad,
for it is some help to have a good
fiiend over here.
I would like to tell you a lot of
things, but no chance till the war
is over. I will tell you this much.
The U. S. A. boys are going to do
their part. Tell all the people,
hello and also Grandpa, if he is
still living. Goodbye.
"Somewhere in France."
The Congressional Race Warm
ing Up. .
The people of the second Con
gressional district are certainly
waking up now to the importance,
of the exposure of Mr. Byrnes
record by Mr. Toole. It will be
remembered that last winter when
Congress was not in session Mr.
Toole challenged Mr. Byrnes to de
bate and explain his record face to
face to the people and he refused
to do so. And said that it would
be undignified for him to Hu it, bul
he would this summer. From a
partial, exposure of Mr. Byrnes
record has caused two more entries
in the race.
The people appreciate the bold
efforts of Mr. Toole to have Mr.
Byrnes to explain his Unamerican
record, wherein he has miorepre
sented this district in Congress.
The voters await with patience the
coming Congressional Campaign
meetings. The people are now
ready and are going to make a
change ia their congressman. By
reason of Mr. Toole's experience
and good record for service makes
him the logical man for our next
Splendid Body of Young Men.
Early Monday muming the lucal
board sent 17 young white men to
Camp Jackson, They reported at
the office of the local board Sunday
afternoon at six o'clock and after
the first military formation and roll
call, all who desired to do so were
allowed to return to their homes for
the night. Those who resided a
considerable distance from Edge
field were provided fur at the Du
Buse hotel, the government paying
all expenses. The young men went
away in excellent spirit. The party
of 17 men was composed of the
Jno. Robt. Adams,
DeWitt T. Holmes,
Lewis C. Hammond,
Chas. P. Bailey,
Robt. L. Adams,
Andrew P. Adams,
Clyde II. Hamilton,
Bennie L. Horne,
Andrew L. Jenkins,
Eugene M. Corley,
Henry Grady Satcher,
Geo. R. Logue,
J. M. Mathis,
Wm. J. Parkman.
George Logue was placed in
charge of the squad.
A Good Example.
The members of Vernon Method
ist church, near the Edgefield
Greenwood county line, have set a
good example in serving public din
ners. Recently at their quarterly
conference, it being a wheatless
day, dinner was served without
food of any kind made of wheat
Hour. No cake of any kind was
served but the food regulations
were observed to the letter and
everybody went away satisfied and
happy. Patriotic women served a
patriotic dinner to patriotic people.
Good for them!
I RED OAK GROVE.
(Continued from page One.)
Miss Ruth Kemp has returned to
her home at Kirksey. Miss Ruth has
many warm friends in this part of
Last Friday Miss Lullie Timmer
merman and Miss Ruth Kemp were
guests of Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Mr. Bruce Timmerman and Mr.
Mr. George Gilchrist motored to
see Mr. Charley Bailey last Friday
night, who left last Sunday for
training at Camp Jackson.
The ice cream social at Red Hill
last Saturday was quite enjoyable
and a neat sum was realized for the
Red Cross recently organized there.
Mr. and Mrs. Kesterson and others
were quite busy seeing that each
one enjoyed the evening..
The friends of Mrs. A. B. Young
and Miss Lola Young are glad to \
see them out again after having
been quite sick.
Mr. Oscar Timmerman and fami
ly returned last Sunday from a vis
it -to his sister, Mrs. E. A. Rodgers
Miss Lou Eva Parkman has a?
her guest her pretty cousin, Miss
Kathleen Harvley from Parksville.
Miss Sunie Sharpton and Miss
Nettie Bush attended services at
Modoc last Sunday.
The union meeting of this Div
ision takes place next Sunday at
the Modoc church. We always en
joy the services on Saturday at the
union meetings and hope the day
will not be abandoned as has been
The campaign meeting for War
Savings Stamps at Flat Rock last
Tuesday was well attended, and the
interest taken was quite encourag
ing. Major Lyon explained the pro
ceedings of the drive so well that
everybody could understand and
many subscribed who otherwise
would not have.
Mrs. Feltham presented the im
portance of organizing a War Sav
ings Society which I believe the la
dies will do in the near future.
Last but not least was the splen
did address by Mr. Edwin Folk. His
remarks were so beautifully render
ed, , reflecting much credit for one
of his years. This should be an in
spiration to our old ones and es
pecially the boys.
List of Colored Men.
I Th local board sent 55 colored
men to Camp Jackson Friday morn
ing. They were a strong, hearty set
of men. We do not believe any other
county has sent out a more creditable
body of colord men. Those who com
posed the increment were as iollows:
Wallace Morgan, George Long
street, Ernest Price, Horace Butler,
Peter Barnes, Noah Valentine, Moses
[Reed, Charlie Wright, Walter Robt.
Neely, Jerry Meriwether, John
i Holmes, Bonham Pope, Arthur Wil
liams, Earl Terry, John Wesley Wil
liams, Clarence Price, Teague Holmes
Sam Richardson, James Diggs, Pink
Cambell, Gus Allen, Thomas McDan
! iel, John Miles, Wallace Brunson,
James Talbert, James Newsome, Bet
tis Johnson, Rily Davis, Wallace Oli
phant, Willie Harrison, Ephram Wil
son, Robert Brightop, Mack Griffin,
James Matt, Charlie Weaver, James
Nick, Johnnie Holloway, Curry Scott,
John Henry Arnold, Geo. Harris Yel
dell, Olando Phillips, Albert Simkins,
Edgar Wells, Collis West, Fletcher
Holmes, Hugh Washington, isiah
Christie, Clinton Walker, James Bla
lock, Tom Springs, Governor Burton,
Will Oliphant, John Williams, Ben
Blalock, Joshua Powell.
University of South Carolina.
Scholarship and Entrance Examina
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in the University
of South Carolina and for admission
of new students will be held at the
county court house, July 12, 191S, at
9 A. M. Applicants must not be more
than sixteen years of age. When scho
larships are vacant after July 12,
they will be awarded to those making
the highest average at examination,
provided they meet the conditions
governing the award. Applicants for
scholarships should write to President
Currell for scholarship examination
blanks. These blanks, properly filled
out by the applicant, should be filed
with Dr. Currell by July 5.
Scholarships are worth $100, free
tuition and fees, $138, total. Next
session will open September 18, 1918.
For further information write to
S. C. University,
Columbia, S. C.
Must be sound and free of holes.
15,000 washed fertilizer bags.
10,000 meal sacks unwashed.
Will pay 10 cents each for these
You can ship or bring them to me.
Johnston, S. C.
Death of Mr. W. M. Ouzts
. Monday afternoon Mr. William
M. Ouzts died in Ashville where he
want about two months ago for his
health. Mr. Ouzts has not been well
for nearly a year and everything
possible had been done to improve
his condition but nothing was found
that would afford relief. The funer
al will be conducted this afternoon
at Mountain Creek church, of which
he was a member, and the inter
ment will take place in the ceme
tery adjoining the church. He will
be buried with the Masonic cere
Mr. Ouzts died in the community
in which he was born and spent
most of his life. He was a large far
mer and very successful business man
and everything that he laid his
hands on seemed to succeed and
prosper. He was a starling citizen
and his removal has caused Green
wood county and the Kirksey-Moun
tain Creek community to sustain a
Mr. Ouzts is survived by his wife,
two sons, Pearce Ouzts of Columbia
and Jesse F. Ouzts of Greenwood,
and two daughters, Mrs. Goode Wiil
liams and Mrs. Peari Ouzts.
Questionnaires Sent Out.
Commencing . Tuesday morning
the local board, acting under in
structions received from Washing
ton, be<ran to mail questionnaires
to the men who registered June 5.
The last of the questinnaires will
be mailed Friday and if any regis
trant should fail to receive one in
due season he should call at the of
fice of the board for a questionnaire
OUTLOOK WAS DARK
FOR MANY MONTHS.
AUGUSTA WOMAN SAYS
LIFE WAS JUST DAYS
TOOK TANLAC AND NOW SHE
BELIEVES IT THE BEST MEDI
CINE IN THE WORLD.
"I've always believed in passing
a good thing along, and that is
just w hy I want to tell everybody
what Tanlac has done for me,"
said .Mrs. J. M. Mayes, wife of a
well known wood and coal dealer,
residing at 171U Twelfth St., Au
gusta, Ga , some time ago.
"For 14 long miserable months I
suffered with disordered kidneys,
severe headaches and other serious
complications, until my life was
just one day of torture after anoth
er" one continued. My appetite
failed me entirely and my food
seemed to poison my system. My
extreme nervousness made it impos
sible for me to sleep and I was
dragged down by one trouble after
another until I thought every day
would be last and I was told that
an operation would be the only
hope for my life. I refused to al
low the operation, and, after read
ing what Tanlac had done for a
friend of mine, I tried it as a last
"Honestly, I believe Tanlac is
thu best medicine in the world, for
right after taking the first few
doses I began to improve and I
have picked up in weight until I
am now 15 pounds heavier than
when I started taking the medicine.
I have not had a headache since I
began using it, and my kidneys
have entirely stopped troubling rae.
I am relieved of all that dreadful
suffering and am in a better condi
tion than I have been for the past
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold springs, H. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston 'Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Paiksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2,
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
A Pleasant Afternoon.
On Saturday afternoon the people
of the Red Hill community gathered
on the school house lawn for the an
nual Philathea class reception. Tha
teacher had considered what they
might do to raise money for the Red
Cross so in conjunction with the Red
Cross auxiliary an ice cream festival
was held and the proceeds were given
to the Red Cross. Those who "came
seemed to have such an enjoyable
time. Besides delicious cakes of dif
ferent kinds, ice cream was also sold
and the amount of $15.45 was clear
ed after all expenses were paid.
Delightful music was enjoyed dur
ing the afcernoon and this added
greatly to the occasion.
Mrs. A. B. Young.