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Three Young Soldiers Very
Cordially Received D. A.
R. Will Observe Flag
On Sunday morning at the Bap
tist church, among the first arrivals
at Sunday School were three young
soldier boys. Upon being spoken to,
it was found that they were from
Texas and were stationed at Camp
Hancock, Augusta. They had wanted
some recreation and decided on spend
ing Sunday at Johnston, though they
knew no one here, and they had never
been in this part of the State before.
They arrived on Saturday afternoon
and were at the hotel. The fact that
they sought out the house of worship
and atended Sunday School, cei'tain
ly spoke well for these young gentle
men. They were most cordially wel
comed and had an escort of at least
eight of the Berean class to go to
their room for the lesson period. Af
ter service many spoke to them and
scarcely a one who did not give an
invitation to spend the day with them.
This the young men greatly appreci
ated and the best they could do was
to separate, and each go to a home.
In the homes where they went they
found good cheerand if they felt so
lonely as to seek a day of recreation,
they were certainly cheerd up and no
doubt got a bit of mothering.
Mr. John Fleming Marsh has gone
to Washington, D. C., to accept a
government position, and Mr. Theo
- dore Marsh is in Atlanta in the em
ploy of the government.
Miss Annie Crouch left Wednes
day last for Columbia University,
New York, to take a post graduate
- course in the languages. She has
already had a splendid position as
teacher offered her.
Mrs. Mary Wates has gone to
Springfield to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Rev. and Mrs. P. E. Monroe of
Leesville were guests last week in
the home of Mr. Walter Derrick.
Little Margaret Payne was quite'
ill during last week, suffering from
a partial attack of pneumonia. She
is now improving.
Miss Mary Lewis of Meeting St.
visited relatives here last week.
Rv. and Mrs. W. P. B. Kinard, Mrs.
M. L. Kinard, Miss Cecile Kinard
and Calvin Kinard of Greenwood
were visitors last w-eek in the home
of Mr. M. T. Turner
Mrs. M. M. Stewart of Chester is
Tisiting her daughter, Mrs. F. M.
Electric fans have been placed in
the sewing rooms of Red Cross Head
quarters, which makes it more pleas
ant for the sewers, and an electric
iron aids in smoothing out the made
Miss Rachel Simmons has won a
Coker College scholarship and this
fall will be among the number from
here to attend.
Miss Sadye Cohen of New York is
the guest of Misses Fannie and Julie
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker have
gone to Hot Springs, Va. , and while
away will visit Mrs. Harry Hamilton
and Mrs. Oliver Hamilton, of Middle
Miss Lucile Smith of Newberry
has arrived to spend a while in the
home of her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. James White, Mrs.
Gould and children and Miss Hallie
White made a car trip last week in
Georgia visiting relatives.
Miss Luella Howard has gone to
Charlotte, N. C. to visit her uncle,
David Strother, who has been trans
ferred there from an aviation field
Miss Clare Richardson of Waco,
Texas is expected this week to visit
Mrs. David Howard.
On last Wednesday afternoon at
5 o'clock Miss Sadie Lee Bruce, the
daughter of Mrs. Hattie Bruce, be
came the bride of Mr. J. M. Posey,
the happy event taking place in the
home of the bride, Rev. W. S. Brooke
officiating, being assisted by Rev.
Kinard. The wedding march was
played by the bride's sister, Miss Ja
mie Bruce, and as the first notes
sounded the maid of honor, Miss Ros
alind McQuay entered and stood near
the improvised altar of ferns and
flowers. She wore a costume of white
crepe meteor and carried an armful
of pink Killarney roses. Little Bruce
Hart, a nephew of the bride was ring
bearer and this he brought in on a
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Visit to Philippi.
Accompanied by Dr. B. F. J
and Master Luther Jones, the w
went to Philippi church Sunda
speak in the interest of the War
ings Stamps, having been given
assignment by the county chain
The crops all along the road bet\
Edgefield and Philippi, almost \
out exception, are very fine. It
pears that the acreage of corn is
up to that of last year and the
corn is probably not as fine, yet t
is much fine corn in this portioi
the county. The cotton is espec:
fine for early in July and unless s
unfavorable conditions befall it
fore the harvesting season, a i
large yield of cotton will be m
When we reached Philippi Sun
School was in progress. Mr. Ge(
W. Scott is the popular and cap;
superintendent. Immediately a
Sunday School the writer was gi
the opportunity by the beloved ]
tor, Rev. A. C. Baker, to present
War Savings Stamps. This cause
been previously presented at Phi
pi, and the people of the three sci
districts subscribed in the aggreg
about $30,000, which was a very
Instead of the sermon being pre
ed by the pastor, it was preached
Rev. John E. Jackson, a son of ]
Henry W. Jackson, who comple
his course in the seminary and i
been actively engaged in the mil
try for some time . He has appl
for a chaplaincy in the army and
well endorsed for this special assij
ment. Mr. Jackson preached a v<
earnest sermon, holding up the Chi
tian character of Robert E. Lee
an ideal or model worthy of emu
j At the close of the sermon a br
conference was held, among ot!
matters the purchase of a piano 1
ing considered. A committee was ?
pointed to raise the necessary mon?
The Edgefield trio accepted an i
vitation from Mr. Henry Jackson
go to his home for dinner. A sum
tuous feast "was beautifully -servi
and watermelon and peaches we
also served later in the afternoo
The brief stay in this very hosp
able home and the entire day we
greatly enjoyed, making the occash
one of pleasant memories.
Died in Harness.
In accordance with his express?
wish, Senator Tillman died in ha
ness, his death closing his remar]
able and picturesque career of a
most a quarter of a century in coi
gress. While his friends and admire]
in South Carolina, Washington an
the nation at large had been prepare
to hear at any hour the unwelcom
news of his demise, the anne un c(
ment that death had finally come t
him was received with sorrow by ten
of thousands in the Carolinas an
Senator Tillman always had his op
ponents in political and other affair
and even his enemies, but there wa
much to admire in him even by thos
who did not support him or indorse
always the measures which he advo
cated. His methods back in the earl;
days of his career, which won fo:
him immediately upon his entra?o
into the senate the nickname of "Th<
Pitchfork Senator," were not alto
gether to the liking of a large ele
ment of thoughtful people whost
opinions are worth while, but ever
many of these were forced to admire
his fighting qualilties and to recog
nize in him a man of ability, forceful
aggressive and even powerful As the
years passed the number of his
friei.J? and admirers grew, and he
dev. ed in the esteem and confi
dence of his fellow senators ard lead
ers of his party generally.
As a whole, his career in the Unit
ed States senate has been one of
much service to the nation, and ev
erywhere there is regret that his ca
reer is ended at this period of the na
tion's history, when men of large
caliber and patriotic mold, of expe
rience and wisdom, men of keen in
sight into the. country's purposes and
plans in the world war, men who are
wiling to follow the leadership of
the nation's spokesman, are much
needed in Washington.
Civic League will meet at the Red
Cross rooms July 15th,"Monday, at
5:30 o'clock P. M.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
RED OAK GROVE.
War Savings Stamps Campaign
Presented. First Water
melon of Season. Pas
tor Visits Members.
The monthly meeting at Red Oak
Grove had another interest added to
the service last Sunday. Mr. J. H.
Cantelou presented to the people in,
a most interesting manner data con
cerning the importance of supporting
War Savings Stamps.
Flat Rock school district contrite
uted $500.35 more to the amount al-;
ready subscribed on the 24 ult.
We think the people are becoming-j
more interested and aroused to the'
purpose for which War Savings}
Stamps stand, placing each of us asj
it does in an easy position to help!
win in*this great world war, and may-f
none of us be slackers. Old Edgefield
must do her bit.
While this war is cruel, our dear
Heavenly Father in mercy calls us us
to cease from sin and wickedness,
and come back to the better and nob
ler things of life which the multi
tudes, seemingly had overlooked. And
now things seem more to indicated
that God is supreme. When the world:ji'
realizes the truth then will come the J
dawning; yes, the great struggle fdr
the sake of righteousness will have j
ended. - . - 2??\
We believe that this war, even with 'f.
all its horrors and sadness will be the
means of bringing many souls to our
Savior and will make us a better peo- ,
pie. Hence, the world will be a better, 'j
place in which to live.
We feel that there are those who
will be constrained to subscribe more
to War Savings Stamps since our old
county has not roached its quota
because that means only a fraction
over two dollars per capita.
Aid your children like this moth
er who took two of her little boys, the j
eldest not eleven, and let them scrub,
giving each a room, and then giving i
them the War Savings Stamps. This j
is a beautiful method'by which ou;-:
children can be taught economy,'in
dustry and self-denial, all of which
must come in the formation of char
The relatives and friends of Mr.
O'Neal Timmerman of Towns, Ga.,
formerly of this section, have extend
ed a warm welcome to him during his
stay of two weeks. Marked attention
has been given him by his friends,
both young and old.
Mr. William Bailey, another of
our former neighbors, but now re
siding near Callison, who has just re
turned from Columbia, having been
before the naval board for examina
tion, came down to visit his old
friends before his departure for mili
tary training. Tillman has many
warm friends here and elsewhere
who are extending their best wishes
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hamilton were
the guests last Sunday of Mr. and
Mrs. Lamb, worshipping fct Red Ook
Grove. Mr. Hamilton subscribed a
thousand dollars for his school dis
trict for War Savings Stamps.
Mr. Willie McManus, also his moth
er of Edgefield have been on a visit
to the latter's mother, Mrs. Maggie
Mr. J. T. Griffis brought to our
home the firs't watermelons we have
had this_ season. He enjoys most to
share his melons with his neighbors.
Mr. Bruce Timmerman had as his
guests last Saturday night quite a
gathering of his friends in honor of
Mr. Tillman Bailey and Mr. O'Neal
" Mrs. G. W. Bussey and Mrs. Lamb
spent last Thursday with Mrs. J. C.
Harvley at Modoc, whose health is
now such that her friends have urged
her to take a period of rest at Glenn
We have had with us this week
Rev. G. W. Bussey, doing pastorial
visiting. During his stay he was call
ed to Modoc to preach the funeral
of the little girl of Mr. and Mrs.
Land of North Carolina. Though on
ly two months old, the short stay
made the going away of the little
babe a severe shock to its fond par
ents. Our hearts go out to them in
We have a beautiful line of ladies
waists, such as georgettes, crepe de
chine and China silk, and also wash
waists. Come in and we would like
to show them to you.
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE
ieutenant Greneker Writes In
terestingly of France to
His Mother, Mrs. H.
June 5, 1918.
As yet I have not heard from you
jut I am patiently waiting and at the
me time very anxiously. It is gen
rally about a month before one hears
Mn as I landed on the 23rd it should
not be long. Since I wrote you I have
been to Blois and St. Agnor.
Blois is a very beautiful place and
jpri?le there I went through the Cha
teau de Blois where Napoleon, all the
jSenrys, Catherines and a great many
more lived. I saw the secret place in
t?ie wall where Catherine kept her
poison, her bed room, prayer room,
dungeon (which you couldn't even
blow up now). I also saw the spot
where Duke the Somebody was killed
by Henry's order and a thousand oth
er historical things which I don't
know a thing about. Some of the
naintings dated as far back as 1200
but were as plain as one of Miss Eliza
Mims' which was painted yesterday.
[There is very little wood work about
(foe Chateau but such work you nev
er saw. To give you an idea: Each
wall is covered with figures and no
two figures are alike. How in the
world these people ever did what
they did I do not see. But it is there
and will be there for a long, long
Then the cathedrals are wonderful
too, and are too beautiful to describe.
The French are wonderful arch build
fers and in Blois I was on a bridge
iyhich is 201 years old and good as
eyer. Yesterday over at St. Agnor
there was not much to see except the
river. Get your map and find the Loir
?nd you will see where I have been.
t The other day on a little hike I
Saw a flock of-wild ducks and if I
fad had a gun I could have had more
"- say about them.
I suppose you saw in the "papers j
where the President Lincoln was sunk
on her way back. Well, this ship came
over right in front of me and I saw
her when she left the port going out.
Of course they will sink a few but if
the Kaiser just knew how many were
getting by, he wouldn't be very hap
py over these results. His day is ap
proaching. Nobody here is at all wor
ried about the war because we all
believe that Foch has not even shown
one of his best cards. The Americans
are growing in popularity every day
with the French.
I will tell you what I want you to
start among the school children and
that is, to respect our flag and our
national song. When the French or
American colors pass over here, ev
ery little boy, no matter how small, |
takes off his hat. It is the same dur- ?
ing the singing or playing of the na
tional songs. I have seen more than
one grown American just, stand still.
It is a ^shame.
Another person I would like
to see and very much, is General
Wood over here. The soldiers are bil
lited with French and in every barn
or house you pass, some red headed
soldier from the South, North, East
or West will stick his head up and say
"Hello, Goodbye, Good Luck. I wish
I were going to the front instead of
staying back here." I was talking to
an officer the other day who was try
ing to get officers to transfer to the
Gas Service but I told him I wanted
to fight it out with the boys.
I am leaving today for Paris where
I hope to see somebody from home
as nearly everybody in the world
meets somebody else there whom he
knows. I never have believed that
long range gun was a reality but now
I am going to see. I am learning a
little French and can get along very
well but the French seem to learn
English better than I do French. Of
course I do not expect anything to
happen but if anything ever does,
don't want any mourning in spirit
or dress because it would not be a
loss but a gain to give your life for
your country at a time like this.
When you get over here and see
things as they are you are all inspi
ration and want to go and do. The
little French girls from about six
or seven to 12 years are the pretti
est and dearest girls on earth and my
vacant time finds me playing with
them. They have just learned to use
chewing gum and oh, my! Some lit
tle angel will come up and say, "Hel
Camp Branch News.
We are having some rain this morn
ing and clouds seem to be getting
heavy so we may have plenty yet.
We were glad to have with us this
week Mr. Tom DeLaughter from Ola
and Mr. Alex, from North Augusta.
They returned home Monday.
Mrs. Essie Bledsoe spent a delight
ful week with her aunt, returning
to Augusta Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Coleman and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Griffis and little Calvin,
also Mr. Edwards, were visitors in
the home of Mr. 0. M. Burnett.
A crowd from this community at
tended the barbecue of Mr. G. W.
Hightower near Belvedere and all
enjoyed it very much.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. DeLaughter en
tertained a few friends Saturday ev
ening in honor of their guests, Miss
es Nellie and Sallie DeLaughter of
North Augusta, Mr. S. L. Matthews
of Camp Hancock, Mr. Furman Mat
thews of Ellenton, S. C., and Mrs.
H. G. Barrow of Belvedere, and they
returned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre from North
Carolina were among their friends
The Misses DeLaughter and Miss
Janie Burnett, also Mr. Trap Burton
motored to Columbia Sunday week
to see their brother at camp Jackson.
Mrs. Nettie DeLaughter spent a
pleasant day with her brother, Mr.
Jas. Bartley of Johnston, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett spent
a delightful day with Mrs. Lou Bai
ley. ..?..*? ?w? .* ??' . - -
We see a few navy boys at home
now on a 30-day furlough. They are
Mr. Claud Eubanks, Mr. Warren Reel
and Mr. Calvin Seigler.
We all enjoyed seeing the .parade
in Augusta July 4th. It was just fine.
Edgefield's Fh*3t Victim.
Mrs. Eva W. Ouzts received a tel
egram Saturday from the authorities
in Washington stating that her son,
J. P. Ouzts, who has been in Europe
with the marines for several months,
was missing in action. It is inferred
fro ir/ this meager inf orraation_ that he
fell into the hands of the Germans
as a prisoner. This is the first Edge
field county boy who has thus far
suffered at the hands of the enemy
or become prisoner. Our American
soldiers are proving themselves to be
brave and daring, and in their eager
ness to drive the Huns back it is prob
able that they go beyond the danger
line, or line of safety, without real
Those Golden Stars.
In every home where flies the ser
vice flag with a golden star and in
every home to which the golden star
may come, mother and father and all
should read what Abraham Lincoln
wrote to a Civil War Mother:
"I have been shown in the files of
the War Department a statement of
the adjutant general of Massachu
setts that you are the mother of live
sons who died gloriously on the ,field
of battle. I feel how weak and fruit
less must be any words of mine which
should attempt to beguile you from
the grief of a loss so overwhelming.
But I cannot refrain from tendering
to you the consolation that be found
in the thanks of the republic they
died to save. I pray our Heavenly
Father may assuage the anguish of
your bereavement, and leave you on
ly the cherished memory of the loved
and the lost and the solemn pride
that must be yours to have laid so
costly a sacrifice upon the altar of
Red Cross Notice.
The ladies of all auxiliaries will
find the Red Cross rooms open
on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
from 9:30 to 12 o'clock, and on ev
ery afternoon except Saturday after
half past four.
At the meeting of the executive
committee on July 6 it was decided
to change the day of meeting from
Saturday to Friday. Members of this
committee will please notice this
change and come on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Annie M. Clisby,
lo, chewing gum." Who could help
but feel proud to be here? I won't
have a cent as long as I can make
them happy. With love to you all and
my prayers and good wishes for you.
Your devoted son,
MT. ZION NEWS.
Ladies Busy With Canning and
Preserving. Mr. Smith's
Barn Burned. Pro
After a period of dry weather we
are having-refreshing showers which
is improving everything.
The ladies of our community are
real busy canning and preserving.
Some of those that are not fortu
nate enough to have fruit have been
benefitted by the kindness of Mr.
E. M. Padgett furniehing them a
nice supply as he has a splendid
We are indeed glad to report
that Mrs. Franklin is much im
Mrs. Estelle Weeks is visiting her
aunt Mrs. E. Barton.
Mrs. Faunie Murphey is spend
ing a while with her daughter, Mrs.
M. W. Carpenter.
Miss Marie Padgett is expected
home Ute latter part of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Riley and
Mr. W. 0. Murphey and Miss
Emma Murphy were visitors at the
home of Mr. M. W. Carpenter
Misses Lilla Mae Padgett and
Mabel Carpenter haye been ap
pointed to Bell W. S. S. in this
Mrs. Susan Garner has returned
home after an extended visit with
relatives in different parts of
A few weeks ago Mr. L. C.
Smith sustained a considerable loss
by fire, two barns were burned, a
horse and mule and a large supply
of food stuff. Also his new car.
The friends of Mr. Y. E. Padgett
will be interested to learn that he
03s reached "over-seas," safely.
Several from our community
went to Trenton last Thursday to
attend the funeral of Senator B. R..
On our last preaching day the
announcement was. made that our
anuual revival vi ill begin fourth
Sunday of this month. We hope
lo have a large number of visitors.
Letter From Percy Ouzts to His
France, May 6, 1918.
Just a few lines this morning to
lot you know bow I am. After com
ing back from the trenches I waa
asked.if I wanted to work in the
1st sergeant's office of my company*
as you know I used to work in the
office on Paris Island, BO I am in
the office now.
1 came over here to do ray bit
and if they want we here I am per
fectly willing to stay. To me it
matters not whereT am.
I haven't bad any mail since
Feb. 1st., 1918, before I left the
states, except one letter from Wat
You can't imagine how it makes
one feel coming over to a foreign
country, though it isn't so bad be
cause there are mure Americans
than Frenchmen where we are. It
seems just like you were in the
states as far as the language is con
cerned, but the country is entirely
different. I am
Your devoted son,
J. P. Ouzts.
51st Co,. 2nd Battalion, 5th Reg.
U. S. M. C., A. E. F. Via P. M.
New York City.
The Outlook Encouraging.
Sitting by the window of one of
the coaches attached to the train
that was to carry the Tillman funeral
part back to Washington from Tren
ton, Uncle Joe Cannon of Illinois
dean of the house and a national fig
ure, declared that he did not think
the people of this section were in any
danger of starvation. He had observ
ed the splendid crops in the "ridge
section." The same thought occurred
to others who journeyed yesterday
to Trenton. Magnificent fields of cot
ton and corn are to be seen all along
the road from Columbia to Trenton.
Every home place has its garden, too,
and from the road it seemed that ev
ry garden was planted to the limit.
The vegetables looked fresh and fine.
As Uncle Joe says, there is no dan
ger of starvation in the "ridge sec
tion" of South Carolina.-Columbia