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V0L g3 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1918 , NO. 20
Lutheran Sunday School Pic
nie. W. C. T. U. Held Meet
ing. Quarterly Report
of Sunday School.
The members of the Lutheran Sun
day School enjoyed their annual out
ing last Wednesday. Everyone assem
bled at the church and left in many
cars, the majority of little folks go
ing in cars that they might be togeth
er. Summerland college place at Lees
ville, the denominational school, was
chosen as the picnic ground and was
an ideal place with its magnificent
grounds and fine spring. Rev. P. E.
Monroe, President of the school, was
still there with his family and gave
a cordial welcome to all. He knew ev
ery one for it has been only a few
years since he was pastor here.
The day was delightfully spent and
a bountiful dinner was served.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen and Miss
Mary Lewis were here Friday last
coming to bring Miss Jones, who was
returning to the Baptist Hospital, Co
lumbia. Miss Jones has been at Meet
ing Street nursing Mr. B. L. Stevens
who has been ill with typhoid fever.
The friends of Mr. Stevens will be
glad to know that he is now conva
Roland Campbell of Anderson was
here on Friday. Mr. Campbell has
been in active service across the seas J
for a year and he tells that he went
the entire year without a wound of
any kind. He tells this on himself:
He was under heavy fire many times
and handled the guns. While there
he was showing how the guns work
ed and shot himself through the foot.
He has been appointed a national
lecturer on the war and this he makes
very interesting with stereoptican
views. He came here to discuss giv
ing a lecture under the auspices of
the Red Cross, the proceeds to be
equally divided. The chapter booked
him for the evening of July 31.
Miss Hortense Padgett .has "arrived
to spend the summer here -in th?
home of Mr. J. C. Lewis.
Mrs. Carrie Forrest, Mrs. Charley
Forrest and Miss Kathleen Glover
were visitors here the last of the
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott and Mari
on, also Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blount
and children left last Thursday in
their cars to spend a while in the
mountains of North Carolina.
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Hallie
White have gone to Little Mountain,
N. C., to spend two months.
Misses Bettie and Mary Waters
entertained very pleasantly on Fri
day evening in honor of their cousin,
Miss Edna Boger of Manning.
Progressive conversation and mu
sic occupied the time and during the
evening tempting refreshments were
Mrs. George E. Davis of Orange
burg, State superintendent of the
Y W. A., G. A. and W. M. U., was a
visitor here on Thursday night and
Friday, having attended the Young
People's Conference at Bethel on
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson has return
ed from Columbia where she has been
for two weeks with her son, Mr.
George Nickerson. She states that
Miss Maud Nickerson, who is at the
Baptist Hospital is slowly improving.
By being with her son, she was able
to be with her daughter every day.
Mrs. Horace Wright of George
town and Miss Daisy Sawyer of Vi
dalia, Ga., are guests in the home of
Miss Clara Sawyer.
Mr. Julian P. Bland who leaves
soon for over-seas, spent last week
here with the home folks on a fare
Mrs. Boger and Misses Edna and
Ruth Boger of Manning and Mrs.
Casey and children are guests in the
home of Mrs. Mary. Waters.
Miss Sudie Cogburn of Neeces, is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. M. W.
Mrs. M. E. Norris and Miss Sara
Norris visited Miss Luelle Norris in
Columbia last week.
Miss Naomi Neil of New York was
a visitor recently in the home of Mrs.
W. L. Coleman. She has many warm
friends here who regrcted that her
stay was so short.
Mrs. M. M. Stewart of Chester is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. F.
M. Boyd. *
Mrs. Mary Waters has gone to
Springfield to visit nev daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Essie Gay of Millen, Ga., is
visiting in the home of her fa
Mr. Noah Lybrand.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are
pected to return to Johnston the
ter part of the month. The
months of complete rest have n
improved the former. The last m<
has been spent at Hiawasse, Ga., '
Mr. and Mrs. Claud J. Lott \
visitors last week in Columbia.
The W. C. T. U. held the July r
ing with Mrs. Olin Eidson and
well attended. The Union does
disband for the summer but lal
on with its mission, working "
God, for home, for native land."
Miss Payne conducted the mee'
and all reports showed good w
I The flower mission with Mrs. O.
?Black and Mrs. W. J. Batcher
charge, was doing good work. It
suggested that pot piants be roc
now so that a good many could be
hand and ready to bloom when
Winter comes and flowers are scai
It was also suggested that each mi
ber set aside a mold of jelly to si
I to the sick.
The Soldiers and Sailors depi
ment, Mrs. A. C. Lott chairman,
listed the sympathies of all and
communication from the State su
intendent was read, presenting
plan for placing electric fans at
Base Hospital. The Union was vi
glad to contribute to this. As far
cai be found out, every soldier of 1
town and vicinity had bean giver
j comfort bag. Bags had been given
out-of-town friends and about 40
all have been placed.
The president's mid-year greeti
was read by Mrs. J. W. Marsh a
points in it were discussed.
The outlined program for the ?
ternoon was carried out and Mrs.
R. Hoyt and Miss Eva Rushton re
the papers. Mrs. Olin Eidson gave
summary of interesting events cc
cerning temperance work. July bei:
ja patriotic month, the Union obsei
ed this for trie W. C. T. U. is prims
ily a patriotic organization as sho\
by its motto. . : .
The next meeting will be held wi
Mrs. J. L. Smith the second Fridi
in August at 6 o'clock.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer and Mrs. W.
Mobley went to the Ridge on Thui
day to attend the funeral of the
nephew, Mr. Zach Carwile, whii
took place that afternoon.
Sergt. Charles Kenny has return*
to Fort Snelling, Minn., after a vi
it in the home of his father, Mr. I
Dr. Edward Latimer of Macon, G
visited his mother, Mrs. L. C. Lat
mer last week.
On last Wednesday evening tl
Baptist prayer meeting was parte
pated in by some of the young pei
pie, the beautiful character of Joser.
being studied. Rev. W, S. Brook'
after a song service and scripture
had the story of the life of Josep
told by Miss Bettie Waters, and
paper pertaining to the selling of Jc
seph and later, of his goodness t
his brethren was read by Miss Fanni
Kate Anderson. Mr. Fred Parke
gave some beautiful thoughts glean
ed from the life of Joseph, and
sonp: message was brought in a due
by Misses Frances Turner and Elis
The quarterly report of the Ban
tist Sunday School showed 410 mern
bers with a collection of $156.00
There are 41 on the Home Depart
ment roll and 76 on the Cradle Roll
Mrs. Ethel Cox has gone to Nortl
Carolina to spend a while.
Among those from here to attenc
the marriage of Miss Anna Harm:
Ito Mr. Leo Cotter in Augusta recent
ly were Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bland, Misses
Clara, Maud and Gladys Sawyer, Miss
Orlena Cartledge, and Messrs. Earl
Smith and George Yonce.
here four years in the High School,
The bride, as Miss Harms, taught
and heartiest good wishes are waft
ed to her by a host of friends.
Miss Amelie Thacker is at home
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. P. B.
Stackhouse at Americus, Ga.
Mrs. H. W. Crouch spent the week
end at Greenwood with Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. E .0. Crouch is visiting in the
home of her father, Mr. Gus Smith
Mr. W. W. Satcher has received
a letter from his grand-son announc
ing his safe arrival overseas.
Lieut. Joseph Bouknight has been
sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. This is
an honor conferred upon him as on
ly live of the company were selected
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE.
William G. Byrd, Splendid
Edge?eld Boy, Writes Inter
esting Letter to His
My dearest Mother:
While I have a little time I am
going to write you a few lines. I am
all right this morning. I have just
received a letter from you that was
written May 9. I certainly was glad
to hear from you. I also received sev
eral other letters from home folks.
You see if a fellow can get a letter
from home now and then he doesn't
get home sick.
When I first landed I thought this
country and have seen some awful
day and I have been walking over the.
cuontry and have seen some awful
hills. France doesn't look at all like
America to me. I see but very little
corn and cotton planted. They raise
mostly grain and cattle. I see so ma
ny pretty cows, the finest milk cows
I ever saw.
I can't understand anything the
people say here and it is the same
way with them by us. It is rather
cool over here. It isn't as warm as at
home and the sun doesn't shine very
much. It looks like rain today but I
hope it won't as we do not need wet
weather for our work.
Walter and I are still together. He
is well. The boys who are with, me
are very nice to each other. We feel
like brothers almost. Hessie Griffis
came up to see Walter and me today
and we are going down to his beau
tiful home Sunday if nothing pre
I would like to have J. B. Reel and;
Scurry with me. I heard that Jake
had fallen off about 18 pounds. I
guess he believes what I told him. It'
is not like travelling around smok-'
ing good cigars.
The nights are very short over here
and we go to bed at first dark. We
have no lights so. I haven't done
any night work since 1 have been
here. In fact I don't work as'hard as
I used to, though I believe I have'
I went out with a crowd of boys
last night and had a very good time.
Every thing is very expensive here.
We went into a cafe as we came
back, to buy some eggs and we had
to pay SI.00 per dozen. Some price
for hen fruit, don't you think? We
get plenty to eat though. Don't wor
ry about that because we are faring
I saw something Sunday that re
minded me of what I used to hear
Uucle George Dorn and Uncle Nick
Griffis talk about. I know you can
?guess what it is. It is a hard thing to
?face these things but I believe I
j have got the nerve to stay on the job
as long as the rest. There is no use
?to worry about such things, Mother,
j Do your best and take what follows,
j Don't worry about me for I feel that
I will come home in a short time.
I Well, this is about all the news I
lean tell you. I am expecting to get
?some mail from home this week. Tell
j everybody to write me. I am always
?glad to hear from old South Carolina.
I would like to write to all my friends
but I just haven't time. I will write
to you again soon. Mama, don't wor
ry about nie for I will be home some
old sweet day.
Your loving boy,
Prt. Wm. G. Byrd
Co. D. 114 M. G. Bn.
59 Erg. 30 Div.
via New York.
Had tp Hurry.
"Harold, dear, put up your book
now and go to bed," said his mother.
"But, Mama, I've got to finish this
story tonight; I simply must."
"Why so, dear?"
"'Cause I'll be nine tomorrow, and
you see it says this book is "For Chil
dren of Six to Eight Years."-Bos
to go to this Field of Fire, as the
camp is called, to get this artillery
Mr. Bcttis Bouknight, with Miss
Emma Bouknight and Miss Lottie
Bean went to Chattanooga, Tenn.,
on Saturday. The return trip will be
made in the car of the former's bro
ther, Mr. William Bouknight,, who
has been in that camp, but has arriv
ed safely over seas, as a recent com
RED OAK GROVE.
Missionary Ladies Met. War
Savings Society Methods
Discussed. Fishing Pic
nic on Stevens Creek
1 Our Sunday School teachers
will do some new studying this quar
ter for the lessons have changed in
method and explanation. We appre
ciated the presence last Sunday of
.two of our eldest members, Mrs. Zel
nhia Thurmond and .Mr. Nick Griins,
wno. always lends inspiration and
words that encourage the young of
ficers and teachers.
. . The monthly business meeting of
the W. M. U. was full of interest,
hrving several matters discussed for
future plans which will be announced
.t The Y. W. A. is in happy anticipa
tion for success through its efforts
to purchase new curtains for the
Boytistry before the association
which meets at Red Oak Grove Sep
Misses Kathleen Kenrick and Lul
lie Timmerman were attendants at
our Circle meeting last week, also
rendering assistance by taking part
in the program.
We were pleased to have with us
Mrs. Elam Prescott, of the Red Hill
society. This society stands among
the largest enrollments of our asso
The Circle members discussed the
W. S. Society methods, deciding to
?Continue ' in this work as heretofore
in connection with our plans for the
future. The ladies of Circle No.l
have collected quite a good number
of War Savings Stamps and in other
good works they are growing more
and more interested .
.. The farmers have about finished
their crops, many report early corn
a failure, and much corn has suffer
ed for rain; cotton is in good condi
.tiori, is not yet affected by the
"dV-.u rht There has been much com
? ' on account of shortage of veg
'eft. oles since the-drought, buhaving
plenty of fruit fills up the vacancies
and almost everyone is having fried
chicken, so we can see our blessings
for they are many.
Mr. J. M. Fann and Mr. George
Gilchrist visited Mr. Tee Bailey and
relatives last week-end.
?Quattlebaum of Callison spent Sat
! urday afternoon with Misses Kath-1
j leen Kenrick and Mamie Bussey. Mr.
Quattlebaum and fifty-three others
from Greenwood county left for train
ing at Camp Wadsworth Monday.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey and Miss Ma
mie Bussey spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bussey.
Little Katherine, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Timmerman, still con
I tinues to. suffer from attacks that
seem hard to control, being of such
long standing. She has also had meas
les and whooping cough as well.
Messrs. Prescott, Clegg, Agner,
Mr. Beattie Kemp and Mr. Penn
Timmerman, Bussey, Griffis, Doolit
tle, Gilchrist and Kenrick took their
annual fishing picnic on Stevens
Creek last Thursday. There was plen
ty of pleasure and enjoyment as is
characteristic of a party like that
for unlike them the fairer sex usu
ally carry too much sentiment to en
joy such things.
Mrs. Ephriam Rogers of Callison
is visiting her son, Mr. M. T. Clegg.
Mrs. Rogers has many friends in this
section who always extend her a
Mrs. Tillman Bussey of Edgefield,
Mrs. Alrich Morgan of Harlem, Ga.,
?Mrs. Walter Reese of Augusta, also
I their brother, William McDaniel who
is now in military training at Camp
Gordon, spent several days last week
with their mother, Mrs. James Ham
ilton who has been critically ill but
is now able to sit up some.
The Messrs. Butler from Johnston
and Trenton with their sister, Mrs.
Jennie Butler of Dyson who recent
ly visited Red Oak Grove cemetery,
may obtain information concerning
the grave of their father, Mr. Tom
Butler who was buried there 57 years
ago, by calling on Mrs. Permelia
Hamilton or Mr. Jessie Doolittle, Mo
doc S. C., the address of both.
Miss Annie Clisby of Edgefield and
?Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse came to
Flat Rock last Monday and by their
words cf encouragement did much to
strengthen thc work of the Red Cross
in our community. Miss Clisby very
beautifully told of the work as it is
done "over there" by the Red Cross,
land touchingly spoke of Joan of Arc |
and of the present existence of her
influence among the soldiers. With
their sweet girlish songs and music
on the ukelele Misses Norma Shan
nonhouse and Emily Bailey added
much to the afternoon.
By way of enjoyment as well as
a way to help the Y. W. A.'s raise
the amount desired to purchase the
curtains for Red Oak Grove, the la
at Flat Rock school house Saturday
dies have arranged and will conduct
afternoon, July 20, from 5 to 8
o'clock an informal social meeting,
serving ice cream and things to suit
the young and old as well. We solicit
the presence and assistance of our
friends to make this a most enjoy
Cold Spring News.
Some of the farmers are not yet
through planting around here for we
heard of some planting corn last
The ladies are busy canning and
preserving now. They are putting up
more fruit this year than ever before.
We had several visitors in our com
munity last week. Misses Annette,
Frances, Elizabeth and Estelle
Thomas of Anderson visited their
grand-parents, Mr. and Mr. J. H.
Miss Gladys Davis of Statesboro,
Ga., is visiting Mrs. Ellie Ycung
Miss Ola Gardner is the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. Ola Prince.
Miss Myrtis McClendon spent a
pleasant week at Parksville last week
in the home of Mr. Freeman Glanton.
The ladies are doing good Red
Cross work here. There are forty
five members and more will join.
The fourth of July was well spent
by all the people around here, some
coming from Edgefield. There was a
reunion of Mr. 0. J. Holmes family
and a picnic combined given in hon
or of Dr. A. L. Holmes who was at
home on a ten day furlough.
A large table was spread under
th?-large trees in Mr. Holmes' pas
ture and the. day was much enjoyed
by ali who attended; - v
Dr. Holmes is in the. pharmacy de
partment at Camp Sevier but will
soon be sent to France.
We were' glad to hear that Mrs.
Lala Hamilton is better. She has been
Mr. Horace Glanton, who is now
in France, was reported to be miss
ing but we have since learned that
this is untrue and he is still fighting.
Pig Club Notes.
The Ed??e?ield County Pig Club
has a membership of fifty-two and
is divided into the following sub
Ked Hill Club,
Pine Grove Club,
These clubs are fostered by the
United States Department of Agri
culture and tho Extension Division
of the ??tate Agricultural College.
State and county prizes are of
fered for pig clu'o winners.
Each member is required to weigh
his or her pig at the beginning and
end of the contest so as to deter
mine gain in weight, and also to
keep an accurate record of all feeds
fed and time spent in caring for the
The minimum length of contest
is four months maximum left to
discretion of county agent.
Three ups necessary for success
of a club: First, start up, second,
follow up, third wind up.
Pig club members expect to show j
their products at the community
fairs and at the Edgefield county
fair if same is held.
\V. E. STOKES,
Two brothers once ran a store in a
small western town, where they had
quite a large trade in wool on barter.
One of the brothers became convert
ed at a revival and urged the other to
follow in his footsteps.
"You ought to join, Jake," said
the converted one. "You don't know
how helpful and comforting it is to
be a member of the church."
"I know, Bill, "admitted Jake,
thoughtfully, "an' I would like to
join, but I don't see how I can."
"Well, it's jest this way, Bill," de
clared Jake. "There has got to be
somebody in this firm to weigh this
Large Attendance at Rehoboth
Children's Day Exercises
and Service Flag Pre
Sunday was a gala day at Reho
both church when the children's day
was observed by the Sunday School
in the morning and a Service Flag
raising in the afternoon.
The children were trained by Miss
es Maggie Winn, Martha Strom and
Mrs. Berta Seigler who presided
at the organ. Mr. J. D. Hughey, the
faithful and efficient superintendent
of the Sunday School, presided over
the exercises, and announced the
parts of the children as they came.
There were dozens of lovely little
girls and handsome boys, who did
their parts wonderfully. The first fea
ture of the programme was a flag
drill, each child carrying "Old Glory"
which was inspiring. The chou? had
also selected the very loveliest
songs and sang with great enthusi
asm, everything carrying the patri
The decorations were flags and
welcomes, all artistically arranged in
the colors, red, white and blue with
At the recess hour dinner was serv
ed on the grounds under the shade
of the beautiful trees, and here, sur
rounded by so many kind friends, and
often speaking of those who were ab
sent, an hour was profitably spent.
At the afternoon service, music
was enjoyed by the congregation and
the pantomine carried into effect by
Miss Catherine Moultrie draped in
"Old Glory," was very inspiring. Im
mediately after this two little girls,
Mary Luda Hughey and Ruth Wash,
came in bearing the two flags, one
the Star-Spangled Banner and the
other a service flag, one wrapped in
the folds of the other. Mary Luda
unfurled our country's flag, and Ruth
followed with the service flag, pre
sented by the Woman's Mission So
ciety of Rehoboth. churcht on which
were five stars representing the boys
who have enlisted in their country's
service from that church. The flag
was presented in a lovely poem by
Ruth Wash and received by Mr. J. D.
Hughey in a similar manner, giving
an appropriate poem, after which
Mr. Hughey hung the two flags, one
on each side of the pulpit. These
flags were purchased of Mr. Clarence
Langley of Columbia and were all '
wool bunting, the same design as
those in the Edgefield churches.
A duet was then sung by the hand
some little sons of Rev. and Mrs.
Kesterson, pastor of the church. Rev^
Mr. Kesterson, on request, then made
a very instructive address on thtf
causes of the war and referred most
kindly to the patriotism of the wo
men of our country and especially
those of his own flock in having this
thoughtful attention paid the soldier
The last thing on the programme
was the singing of the Star-Spangled
Banner by the congregation.
The five young soldiers who are
represented on the service flay by
the five blue stars are as follows:
James W. Perrin, Fort Moultrie;
J. Preston Strom, Fort Moultrie; Jos
eph Earl Wash, Fortress Monroe, Va.
C. Rudolph Strom, Naval Hospital,
Virginia. Calvin Sheppard Seigler,
Newport, R. I.
Former Edgefield Man in Y. M.
C. A. Work.
Mr. Sam Williams, a Greenwood
county man, who has been conducting
a successful men's furnishings store
in Dillon for several years, has sold
his business there and will enter War
Y. M. C. A. work. Mr. Williams ar
rived in Greenwood yesterday and
will spend several days with relatives
in this county before going to New
York to report for duty.
Mr. Williams is a brother of Messrs
J. Richard Williams of Greenwood,t
Jim and Goode Williams of Gaines,
and of Mrs. J. L. Ward of Phoenix.
He has been in Dillon for a num
ber of years and has built up an ex
cellent business. He had made a num
ber of warm friends in that county.
His friends there and in this county
will wish him best of luck and feel
sure he will be of real service in the
Y. M. C. A. work.-Greenwood Index
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