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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Conference at Bethel Church.
Many Visitors Come and
Go. Dr. Com No Bet
On July ll, at Bethel church, a
conference of the Y. W. A., G. A.,
and R. A. of the Ridge association
is being planned, and the superinten
dent, Miss Sallie Mae Burton of
Batesburg with the leaders of the
young people's branches, have ar
ranged a very interessting program
and a full representation is hoped
Bethel church is not so far from
Monetta and can be reached by go
ing on the train, by those not so for
tunate as to have cars. This church
is an attractive brick one and has a
The union meeting which was held
at Philippi on Saturday /and Sunday
was well attended and the subjects
discussed were most beneficial. There
was no preaching at the Baptist
church here so there was a large rep
resentation on Sunday, a number go
ing on to Philippi after Sunday school
and as the Sunday school begins at
10 o'clock they all reached the church
in ample time for the sermon.
Mr. Julian P. Bland, who will sail
for France soon, made his final trip
home on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips and
Miss Ruth Phillips of Springfield,
were .'isitors here last week in the
home of Mrs. Mary Waters. Miss
Eva Phillips, who accompanied them,
remained longer for a visit to Misses
Bettie and Mary Waters.
Miss Eva Rushton has been elected
principal of the school at Horne, S.
C., in the lower part of the state. The
fact that she was recommended by
Prof. Hand, without this being asked
of him, shows how she is regarded
in the state as a teacher. She has
taught here several years in the High
School, having had charge of the
11th grade and being principal of
the school. Her resignation caused
Mrs. W. P. Cassels and Grace Ellen
have returned from Ellenton after
a visit to relatives.
Mr. Will Lott of Edgefield spent
Sunday here with relatives, Mrs. Lott
and Misses Elizabeth and Effie Allen
going on to Saluda to visit Mrs. Bet
Mr, O. D. Black will go to Louis
ville, Ky. this week to make the an
nual visit to the firm for which he
is travelling salesman, that ot R. M.
Hughes and Co.
Mrs. Nancy Lott has been quite
feeble for some time and is making
her home with her nephew, Mr. J.
Dr. J. A. Dobey attended the State
dental association which convened in
Columbia last week.
Hon. R. P. Searson of Allendale
visited friends here last week. When
Dr. H. S. Hartzog was principal of
the school here, Mr. Searson was a
pupil here for two years.
Mrs. J. Ii. White expects to leave
the last part of the week for Edny
ville, N. C. where she will be for
the next two months or more.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton, who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Horace
Black in Atlanta, arrived last week
and is with her niece, Mrs. Alice Cox.
Rev. Pleasant E. Monroe, presid
ent of Summerland college, was a
visitor here this week. Rev. Monroe
was at one time pastor of the Luth
eran church here.
Mrs Kammer of Blackville is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. Virginia Lott,
and other relatives.
The friends of Miss Maud Nicker
son regret to learn of her having to
go to the Baptist Hospital, Columbia,
for treatment She is suffering from
a general breakdown of the system.
Every one hopes to see her back
2gain, restored, before many weeks.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton is at home
from the City Hospital, Columbia
and is. much improved.
It is learned with regret that Dr.
C. P. Corn, who is at Hiawassee, Ga.,
with bis parents for a complete rest,
having suffered another attack and
his general health is not much im
proved. His wife, who is with him,
stated in a letter that he could enter
tain no thought at present of taking .
up his practice work here, but still ,
needed absolute rest. These two are .
being greatly missed.
Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Crouch have
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Profitable Union Meeting. Ser
vice Flag Presented to
Church. Red Cross ^
Well, the days have come and gone
each filled to the utmost with duties
of their different kinds. The past two
weeks have kept us up and doing,
early and late, until we are worn out
now and need rest, but it will not
rain here for us to get a day off. We
are suffering so terribly for a good
season of rain. We see such good
looking clouds and hear thunder and
see lightning. We hope then that we
are going to be blessed by a good rain
but the wind rises and takes the
clouds off to some one else. The
breeze feels fine to the people but it
is drying out the corn so terribly and
the gardens have failed, too.
We had the union meeting with us
Saturday and Sunday at Hardy's and
enjoyed each day very much. We
were really ashamed that so few of
the church members and community
people were there to welcome the del
egates, feed them and invite them
home with them. They do not seem
to think it is their duty, or privilege.
I consider it both, as well as a great
pleasure. We enjoyed the discussions
on various subjects by the delegates
and visitors. Mr. Tom Getzen from
Wadley, Ga., gave us a good talk
each day. He is a grand-son of Mr.
Sam Getzen of blessed memory, from
Curryton, S. C. and a nephew of Mrs.
Ellie Briggs. He is visiting his aunt
and relatives in Curryton. His daugh
ter, Miss Getzen, was with him.
We were fortunate enough to get
in a word of invitation to Mr. and
Mrs. Kesterson and two sons, also
Mr. and Mrs. J. D." Hughey and two
children, so had them spend the night
with us. We enjoyed having them all.
Having Mrs. Hughey, brought back
many pleasant recollections of day*
gone by when she and her sister?
have visited us.
Sunday dawned warm and bright
and there was work and hurry in
many homes to get ready for services
and get there on time for it was to be
a great day with us all. The people
came from far and near. The church
was filled and there were still some
on the outside. When the choir and
little children who were to take part
in the flag service were all there, the
Opening song, by the choir, "The
Battle Hymn cf the Republic."
Scripture reading by Rev. P. B.
Prayer by Mr. Kesterson.
Song, "The Fight is On."
"The Star Spangled Banner" tras
played for the children to march up
by. The American flag with the ser
vice flag upon it was brought up to
the' altar by Master John Herbert
McKie and little Miss Mary Virginia
Bunch. Master Francis Stevens and
little Miss Anna Cato took the serv
ice flag and unfolding it, presented
it to Mr. Herbert L. Bunch who ac
cepted it in behalf of the church with
thanks to the ladies of the W. M. S.
of Sweetwater and Hardys. He hung
tbe service flag on the wall and tak
ing the United States flag from th?
two children who were still holding
it aloft, spread it on the altar with
Here's to the .blue cf the wind-swept
As the sons of the North advance.
May the spirit of victory be with each
When they enter the fields of France.
And here's to the red of the sun-kiss
As our own home boys advance.
May the spirit of Lee guide them
When they meet on the fields of
And here's to the white, the light
and the right,
As the North and the South advancce.
May the spirit of God help them to
When they join their brothers in
Solo by Miss Minnie Lanham,
"Keep the Home Fires Burning."
Sermon by Mr. Kesterson.
We wish to thank' each and all
who so kindly assisted in the whole
of the program and ask that they may
always come and help us whenever
they come to Hardys. We will gladly
welcome you good people.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Briggs have
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
In the War Savings Stamp cam
paign just closed we lacked about
$70,000.00 in subscribing and pledg
ing our quota. Surely every citizen
of Edgefield county has too much pa
triotism for us to fail to pledge and
buy the minimum amount of' $220,
000.00 that our government asks and
expects of us in this June campaign.
It will never do for us to fall down,
in this, while other counties of the
State will get theirs, and many will
We are, therefore, compelled to
try again. Hence, every citizen is
hereby requested and urged to meet
on next Sunday morning at ll
o'clock at the churches and school
houses of your respecctive school dis
tricts, for white and colored as the
case may be, where you met on June
24 and 25, for the purpose of dis
cussing this extremely important mat
This applies to those who have al
ready pledged as well as those who
For the churches that have their
regular preaching services on that
day and hour, the War Savings
her brother; Mr. John Getzen and
family visiting them from Pender
grass, Ga. as well as Mr. Tom Get
zen and daughter.
Mr. Tom Briggs of Hepzibah, Ga.,
came over for the meeting Sunday.
Mr. Will Briggs' children have
measles and whooping cough.
Miss Stella Nixon of North Aug
usta is visitng her cousin, Miss Teri
Miss Carrie Harrison of Trenton is
nsiting her brother, Mr. Hugh Har
rison and family.
We are glad to hear that Maste?
Robert McKie has been able to come
home from the hospital.
Miss Julia Mae McKie entertained
a number of her little friends July
1st with a very delightful birthday
Miss Georgia Reese left Saturday
for Washington and will visit other
cities of interest during the summer.
We were glad to have Mrs. M. H.
Shaw and Miss Melvie Lanier with
Mrs. Frances Townes at the meeting,
feeling and looking so well.
We were organized into a Red
Cross auxiliary at Mrs. John Reese's
Wednesday afternoon of last week
by Mr. Shannonhouse and two ladies.
I did not catch their names. We hope
to be able to do our bit toward help
ing our soldiers to be comfortable.
We will meet this Wednesday to
make the garments.
Although not largely attended, the
union meeting of the 1st division of
the Edgefield Baptist association, was
held at Edgefield Saturday and Sun
day and was very profitable to those
who were present. Mr. M. B. Hamil
ton presided over the union as mod
erator and Mr. John M. Witt acted as
clerk. All of the churches were rep
resented except Bethany and very en
couraging reports , with one or two
exceptions, were made.
The queries as provided by the
programme committee were all well
discussed. When the regularly ap
pointed speakers were absent others
were requested to take their places.
The missionary sermon Sunday
morning by Rev. C. G. Wells, pastor
of Mountain Creek and 2 -.ld Spring
churches, was carefully prepared and
contained much to encourage and
inspire the congregation.
The next union meeting of the 1st
division will be held at Bold Spring
the last Saturday and Sunday in Sep
To the citizens of Edgefield Coun
ty, having served as one of your
members of the House of Represen
tatives for the past four years, I re
alize that my experience better
equips me for more efficient service
so I respectfully announce that I
am a candidate for re-election and
pledge myself to abide the reuslt of
the Democratic primary.
J. L. Walker.
The Bes* Salve in The World.
re Next Sunday
Stamp meeting will be arranged for
an hour that will not interfere with
the usual worship. For churches and
school houses in which no preaching
services are scheduled for next Sun
day at ll o'clock, an appointment is
j hereby made as stated above and the
" meetings will be held in the open air
in the groves at all such places.
;. If our government has the author
ity and right to draft and call our
young men into service and place
them in the thick of the battle on
Sunday and other days for our pro
tection, it has equally the right to
call upon you to nr.eet and consider
matters in impoitance equal to that
. of fighting in the trenches.
Therefore you cannot treat this
call lightly nor refuse to comply
with this urgent request. Having done
your duty see that your neighbor
. does his.
Some one who is familiar with the
j War Savings Stamps subject will be
sent to every place at ll o'clock to
meet with you and inform you of
3 existing conditions.
E. J. Mims,
War Savings Stamps Committee
Death of Mrs. Manley Ouzts.
On Saturday morning, tba ?ntire
community was sorrow-stricken
when the sad news came to us, an
nouncing the death of Lillie Ran
som Ouzts. Sae was the only child
of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ransom, and
was one of the most beloved of all
young women, who have ever been
reared in the Meeting Street sec
tion. She was a faithful member
; of St evens Creek Baptist cburch,
:';tvd before her marriage her neat
. ?P?&?? vacant at Sunday school.
' A little over a year ago she ivas
1 mariied to Mr. Manley Ouzts, a
prominent farmer of the Mountain
Creek section. Her character was
lovely wherever she went. She
carried with her always a cheery
smile and a comforting word. So
ehe soon grew to occupy a larcre
' place in the hearts of all, around
whom she lived.
We were all thinking bow useful
she would be in her new home and
how happy together having so mucu
in common. So congenial in tastes
and sympathy; but she is gone and
the place *he knew will know her
no more, forever. Yet is is all
God's will and we must be submis
sive. Who can change the works
of His hand??
It is hard to give her up after
having been reared together and
having for a number of years gone
to school together. Yet we would
have His will be done, and we can
bear it easier when we know Lillie
is in a 'land where sorrows never,,
come." Tho' she had moved from
our midst, we still felt the influ
ence of sweet disposition, she had
when we played together.
Her tired body was laid to rest
in the McKendree cemetery, by the
side of her little babe, ou Saturday
afternoon, Tune 22.
Our hearts go out in deepest
synpalhy for the sorrow-stricken
loved-ones during their bereave
<lNonc knew her, but to love her;
None named her, but to praise."
Use More Milk.
"Where possible, provision shuld
be made to supply each child in the
family with a quart of clean, whole
some milk a day. For each adult, a
pint is desirable when the meat con
sumption is low. Therefore, urge
strongly that both children and
adults should use milk. Children
should have whole milk, adults may
use milk and cheese instead of meat.
The present prices of butter have
made many families refrain from
using it.- Those who are able to pur
chase it should do so. Unless all mem
bers of the family are using whole
milk they are using butter in the diet.
If the family must economize, the
amount of butter may be reduced,
but the amount of milk should be cor
respondingly increased to secure the
right total of the fat of soluble
growth promoting substances. The
use of butter and cheese should be
RED OAK GROVE.
Good Union Meeting at Mo
doc. Canning Season at
j The union meeting at Modoc was
considered one of unusual interest
in the speech making and the ser
mons. The entire session was pro
nounced by many to be ideal.
The subjects discussed by laymen
Blackwell, Hawley, Bussey, Bunch
well rendered, revealing a line of
thought that was very beautiful.
Rev. Morris from Aiken, pastor of
the Clarks Hill church, Rev. Koogler
of Parksville, also our beloved pas
tor, Mr. Bussey, were full of good
works at the meeting. We had a ser
mon from Brother Koogler Sunday
morning on the "crisis of life" that
was especially appealing to the young
people launching on the voyage of
While young and single, too, Rev.
Morris proved himself well equipped
with energy and a heart to do things
that have not yet reached the height
of his ambition, proving he his is
growing in grace and knowledge of
! th Lord. He is a student of our sem
i inary in Kentucky. The collection
I was taken for ministrial eduoaticn.
We have had refreshing rains and
everything has taken on new life, so
The house-wives are busy carim;?
and preserving as they can get their
allotment of sugar, for none of us
want that which we can do without.
Many human lives must subsist on
that to be provided by us here at
home, so may we conserve. Do it
cheerfully, not grudgingly but with
a sincere willingness, and may each
one, boys and girls alike, be made
to feel we each have a part to do,
thus helping to bring "our boys" to
Next third Sunday afternoon the
Y, W. A. will meet with Miss Sunie
Sharpton, Misses'Ruby Dorn, Nettie'
Bush and Lou Eva Parkman arrang
ing the programmai e.
The wonderful talent of one of
our Sunbeams, Eva Agner, was re
vealed as she delivered a beautiful
recitation last Sunday at Modoc,
bringing out the power of memory
for one so young. She spoke with
much emphasis and composure.
We almost feel jealous now of the
constant visits of Mr. Jack Bradley
from McCormick because he has sto
? len away our sweet little friend, Miss
Efiie Wates. They were quietly mar
ried last Saturday, Ju. e 29, at the
residence of Mrs. Carrie Forrests, at
Johnston, S. C. Mr. and Mrs. George
Busey attended the marriage of their
Mr. John Agner, also Mr. Levi
Holmes, who are in training, spent
a few days with the home folks last
Fall Cabbage and Tomatoes.
Clemson College, S. C. June 24.
Get ready for a good crop of fall to
matoes and cabbage.
Tomatoes. Plant seeds for fall
crop now. Sow thinly so that the
plants will not become crowded. In
late July or early August set plants
in the garden. Use great care in trans
planting, especially if dry weather.
1. Use only stocky plants, and in re
moving from seed bed retain all soil
possible on the roots. 2. Pinch off low
er leaves, set plants deep, pour water
around the roots and cover with dry
soil. 3. If to be staked, set 18 to 24
inches on row; otherwise give more
Cabbage. June is the time to plant
seed for fall cabbage also. Sow in old
hot bed, cold frame, or in the open
ground. 1. Use moderately rich, well
prepared soil for seed bed. 2. Sow in
drills six inches apart, and when the
plants come up, thin out so as to be
about an inch apart, to make stocky
plants. 3. Do not force them to grow
too rapidly by too much watering.
The plants should be ready to set in
the garden or field about August 1st.
If plants are stocky and tough they
will stand transplanting in midsum
mer with much better results.
for "Weakness and Loss of AppetiTe
The Olrl Standard ^ncral strenrthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malana and builds up the system. A tnie tor.ir
irii <;i"-o Appetizer. F/?r adifcgand cJ::M w?n. ??r.
encouraged, since the storage of
milk in these forms is an important
method of conserving an unmarket
able surplus of this food."-United
States Food Administration.
Aspirants for State Offices Ad
dressed Small Audience
in Court House Thurs
That people are either pursuing
the even tenor of their way with
out much thought to politics or they
are absorbed in patriotic work inci
dent to the war, was evidenced by
the comparatively small attendance
upon the State campaign meeting
which was held in the court house
Thursday. While in the years gone
by the attendance upon such meet
ings in this county ranged from 500
to 1,000, the attendance Thursday
was probably not more than 250, and
then many were late gathering.
The meeting was presided over by
County Chairman B. E. Nicholson
and was opened with prayer by Rev.
A. L. Gunter. The drive upon the
voters by tho aspirants for offiee be
gan with rapid fire guns of larger
calibre. Hon. J. T. Liles of Orange
burg who has been a member of the
house of representatives for a num
ber of years was the first to 3peak,
presenting his claims for the office of
lieutenant governor, being followed
by Mr. George Weightman of Salu
da. The third candidate for this office,
Mr. Octavius Cohen, was absent.
Tne candidates for Commissioner
of Agriculture next spoke in the fol
lowing order: H. T. Morrison, Mc
Clellanville; B. B. Harrison of An
derson and W. D. Garrison of Ander
The candidates for Secretary of
State, State Treasurer and Comptrol
ler General have no opposition and
neither of them were present.
The first candidate for the office
of State Superintendent of Education
was Hon. V. E. Rector of Darlington
who presented his claims with vigor,
after announcing where he was edu
cated and what he had achieved. He
called attention to the large percent
age of "illiteracy In South Carolina.
He made no apology for his person
al referenc2s, stating that it seemed
to be a well established custom
among the candidates for each one
to blow his own horn. . - >.-- w ,
Hon. John E. Swearingen, who has
filled the office of State Superintend
nt of. Education for the past 10 years
to the satisfaction of the people,
! spoke next. Mr. Swearingen thanked
the people of his home county for
their very loyal support of him in
the past. He said, with reference to
this great war, that there are two
lines of defense. First, our boys who
are serving in the trenches and the
second line of defense is composed
cf the boys and girls nt home who
are enrolled in our public schools.
Mr. Swearingen reviewed the growth
of the schools and colleges, stating
that when he went into office the ap
propriation for educational purposes
was only $55,000 and it has grown
to $500,000. Notwithstanding this
steady increase South Carolina stands
at thc bottom of the list of states
in the amount of money spent for
education. Mr. Swearingen recom
mends the State-wide compulsory ed
ucation with certain exemptions. His
speech was well received and by their
generous applause the people of his
home county indicated unmistakably
that they endorse his splendid record
of the past 10 years.
All of the three candidates for the
office of attorney general were pres
ent and spoke in the order named:
R. P. Searson of Allendale, Claud N.
Sapp of Lancaster, and S. M. Wolfe
The men who aspire to assist Di
rector General McAdoo in managing
the railroads next presented their
claims in the following order: D. L.
Smith, Walterboro; T. J. McLaugh
lin, St, Matthews; A. A. Richardson
and J. T. Powell, Columbia, and H. H.
Arnold of Woodruff.
Candidates for Governor.
Lieut. A. J. Bethea was the first
aspirant for gubernatorial honors to
speak. At thc; outset he stated that
he was not asking for the office on
the demerits of any other individu
al but that he was seeking this high
honor upon his own merits. He stat
ed that his experience as lieutenant
governor for the past four years
would be of value to him in filling
the office of governor, having also
served as private secretary of Gov
ernor Ansell. Instead of discussing
politics, Mr. Bethea made a very ear
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