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Service Flag Raised at Clark's
Meriwether, S. C.
? July 22, 1918.
Yesterday afternoon in the Bap
tist church at Clark's Hill was held
a beautiful flag raising service, in
honor of the boys who have gone out
of this Sunday School to serve their
country. The following program was
Prelude, piano Jand trombone by
Messrs. Perrin and Minarik.
Scripture reading by pastor, psalm
91 and prayer.
Solo "When the Boys Come Home"
Mr. J. Edgar Probyn.
Raising of flag.
Roll call of names.
Address, Mr. G. L. Toole.
Song, "Keep the Home-Fires Burn
Music, Messrs. Perrin and Minarik.
Address, Mr. J. Edgar Probyn.
Prayer for our boys, Mr. Probyn.
Song "Onward Christian Soldiers."
Though our community is small,
the church was comfortably full and
though each face wore a smile, there
was a tender wistful look which came
from a glad-sad heart; glad that the
boy was doing his part and sad that
there was need of him.
The following boys have gone from
here: Henry Abram Adams, Henry
Edward Bunch, Tillman Mealing
Bunch, Louis Meriwether Muldrow,
Thomas McKie Wood, Wadley Pet
ite Rich, John Garrett McKie, Rob
ert Meriwether Middleton, Blant
Smith and Benjamin Jones Tilllman.
As the beautiful white satin service
flag with its stars of blue was raised
by J. M. Wood and Joe Adams, a
stillness as of death fell on the audi
ence, when softly the sweet voices
of the young girls, friends of these
boys, began to sing "Taps." Mr. J.
Edgar Probyn of the Camp Hancock
Y. M. C. A. said he had attended ma
ny flag raisings but none was so im
pressive as this one.
Mr. Probyn delivered a wonderful
ly sympathetic address in wThich he
spoke of the service rendered to our
boys by the Y. M. C. A. and its tender
ministrations to those who fall in
action. He also gave several beauti
Hon. G. L. Toole of Aiken gave an
address on patriotism in which he
paid tribute to the Hon. G. D. Till
man who served so faithfully in the
War Between the States as a private,
when he might have been an officer,
and also to Mr. Tillman's long polit
ical career. He spoke most touching
ly of the late lamented W. S. Middle
ton, whom he had known in the leg
islature, as a gentle, kind man with
the modesty of a woman, and the
truest love of his country, one to
whom he often turned for counsel
and found it safe and wise.
After the exercises were over, the
congregation lingered to look at the
picture of our boys, and each heart
sang and prayed,
"God save .our splendid men,
Send them safe home again,
God save our men.
Keep them victorious,
Patient and chivalrous,
They are' so dear to us,
God save our men."
Death of a Great Farmer
We join with his host of friends in
South Carolina in mourning the
death of Senator Benjamin R. Till
man, the most notable South Carolin
ian since Calhoun, arid the most po
tent national representative of the
political uprising of the farmers in
the early 9O's. Especially interested
in industrial education, Senator Till
man's best monuments are Clemson
and Winthrop Colleges, established
while he was governor. He also rec- ?
cgnized the evils of the barroom sys
tem,- and while his dispensary plan
may hardly be called a success, it
was a notable step in the progress of
curbing the liquor evil. Always an in
terested farmer, his knowledge of
agricultural conditions was of much
service to our farming interests in
Washington.. We value the fact that
The Progressive Farmer was his fa
vorite farm paper and he never went
from Washington to h*, South Caro
lina home, or from his home to Wash
ington, without immediately notify
ing us to change his address.
Senator Tillman represented the
hardier virtues of Southern country
life-truth, courage, force, and plain
speaking- just as Senator John
Sharp Williams represents the finer
graces of Southern plantation life
its culture, courtesy, idealism and
good fellowship. Now Tillman is dead
and Senator Williams announces that
he will not again be a candidate for
re-election. It is to be hoped that
Southern agriculture will yet find
worthy successors to the two most
distinguished representatives it has
furnished the nation in this genera
Large shipment of Georgette
waists in any color you want just re
War Situation in Review.
(By Mrs. B. L. Mims.)
Every mother, wife, sister and
sweetheart in our beloved country
today has just cause for pride in the
wonderful heroism displayed by our
khaki-clad boys in the latest drive
by the terrible Huns.
On Friday the enemy began the
long expected offensive east and west
I of what was once the beautiful city
of Rheims. The waves of gray on a
sixty-five mile front, on an average
of 12,000 men to a mile, were met
with savage resistance by the French,
Italian and American forces.
Advices from General Pershing and
Bliss state that the situation follow
ing the first day of the great battle
in which our troops have taken part
is entirely satisfactory. At one or
two points by sheer weight of num
bers the allied line was forced to
bend back but in every case as
far as can be learned the enemy were
hurled back by counter attacks with
The enemy claimed 13,000 prison
ers but we have long been accustom
ed to their idle boasting and in the
light of subsequent events we cannot
think this possible but only a ruse to
lift the morale of their civilian popu
lation and soldiery. Surely it is a sig
nificant fact that the morale of the
German prisoners, captured during
this drive, is lower than any captur
ed in recent months. A' German car
rier pigeon that was captured bore
this message, "The fighting for the
passage of the Marne is worse than
Th? morning's paper again points
to the political unrest in the dual
monarchy. The Czecho Slavs, the Ju
go Slavs and the long suffering Poles
are determined upon freedom. The
unrest among the people has been,
growing for a long time. 60,000 Cze
cha Slavs who either deserted or were
captured are heading through Siberia
in order to join in the fight against
the Teutons. It is thought that if the
Franco-Italians actually reach the
southern border of Austria, these sol
diers may play an important part in
the cause for freedom.
The situation as regards poor suf
fering Russia is indeed interesting.
Russia's one-time hero, Kerenski, has
suddenly reappeared and demanded
"allied reconstruction" of his coun
try and there is a growing demand
in both Europe and Japan for some
decisive action to be taken. Japan
has three army corps of 45,000 troops
already mobilized for intervention
in Siberia to safeguard the allied
stores landed at Vladivostok for the
use of the Russians and is only wait
ing for permission from our Govern
ment to make a move. Our boys are
fighting in this world war for the
purpose of supporting democracies,,
and the self-determinations of peo
ples, and our Government cannot give
Japan permission to make this move
alone, knowing the opposition of the
people of Russia and China, the two
largest democracies in the world and
both in critical stages of their evol
ution. It is an interesting fact that
some of our forces, the number is
not known, are now moving into Rus
sia by way of the Arctic, and war
torn Russia may yet be able to take
her place at the peace table.
Surely it is. a time for fervent
prayer that God, as in the days of
old will hear the cries of His people
for deliverance from their enemies.
The women of our land have so
definite a work to do as our part of
this great cause and still there are
some of us who have not awakened to
the fact. To the individual woman
as well as man, it should be deemed
a worthy privilege to take part in a
war of righteousness against un
While we are praying for our boys
at the front, let us pray that there
will be no slackers among the women
of our town.
Executive Board Meeting Edge
field U. D. C.
This board meeing was held on
Tuesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs A. A. Woodson having with
them Mrs. O. DB. Black, State vice
president for the Edisto District. The
following women form the board:
Mrs. A. A. Woodson chapter presi
dent, Miss Hortense Padgett, vice
president; Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, rec
ording .secretary; Mrs. N. G. Evans,
cor. secretary; Miss Annie DeLoach,
I treasurer; Mrs. B. L. Mimsj regis
trar; Mrs. Jeff D. Wright, historian;'
Mrs. Lee Cantelou, recorder of cross
Ic. E. May, Mrs. Herbert Smith, Mrs.
tes; Mrs. J. H. Cantelou, gleaner; Mrs.
J. L. Mims, Mrs. Mary C. Marsh, Mrs.
J. D. Holstein, Mrs. Charles Griffin
and Mrs. B. B. Jones.
Quite a representative number of
women were present and work for
the coming year was discussed in
full, the board having the benefit of
the experience and ripe knowledge
of the work and its needs of Mrs.
A few changes were made in the
personelle of the committees for the
coming administration and Mrs.
Black urged the need of keeping up
our chapter activities during the sum
mer. Our president general, Mary B.
Poppenheim, in her letter to the
chaptrs, stressed the necessity of se
curing additional members during the
summer months, specially among the
younger women of the community.
One or two new committees were
necessary to the success of the work
and it is certain that the women on
these committees will do their ut
most to help in bringing up the work
of the chapter to the high standard
set for it.
Following are the committees nam
ed for the coming year. They are re
quested to meet at the earliest pos
sible time to formulate plans for the
Historical, Mrs. Jeff D. Wright,
Chairman, Miss Charleton Dozier,
Mrs. R. A. Marsh and Mrs. M. F. Hill ;
hospitality, Mrs. Hugh Nicholson,
chairman, Mrs. S. M. Smith and Mrs. j
Milton Jones; publicity, Mrs. J. L.
Mims for The Advertiser and Mrs.
P. M. Feltham for The Chronicle;
pianist, Mrs. C. E. May; flower com
mittee, Mrs. R. A. Marsh, Mrs. C. E.
May; fellowship committee, Mrs. Joe
Cantelou, chairman, Mrs. Jas. Hart,
Mrs. Martha Barker; directors of
children's chapter, chairman, (to be
appointed), Miss Marge Tompkins;
notification committee, Mrs. B. B.
Jones, Mrs. Jas. Byrd, Mrs. S. M. j
Smith, Mrs. B. L. Mims, and Miss
Sophie Dobson; war relief committee,
Mrs. Jas. Byrd, chairman, Mrs. Jas.
DeVore, secretary, Miss Annie De
Loach, treasurer, Mrs. Willis Dun
can, Mrs. S. M. Smith, Mrs. A. E.
Padgett, Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs. W.
B. Cogburn, Mrs. Milton Jones
(chairman Red Cross Auxiliary and
Mrs. C. E. May, secretary and treas
urer Red Cross Auxiliary.)
Two Brides Complimented.
Friday afternoon Mrs. J. H. Can
telou entertained about a score of
young ladies in honor of two widely
beloved brides, Mrs. E. E. Padgett
and Mr. H. J. Munnerlyn. Soon after
all the guests arrived tables were ar
ranged for a game of rook which af
forded very pleasant diversion. Miss
Sophie Minis and Miss Sallie Map
Nicholson proved to be the most
skilled players. The tie in the high
est score was broken by cutting for
the prize, Miss Nicholson being the
more fortunate of the two. The
guests of honor were also presented
with beautiful tokens. At the close of
the social hour the hostess served
ice cream and cake.
How Long Will The War Last?
Mest of us find ourselves now and
then forming or expressing an opin
ion as to how long the war in which
we are now engaged will continue.
We meet many people who ask the
same question. Some well-informed
persons seem to be considered as hav
ing some "inside" information on the
subject, and these are more frequent
ly quizzed on the probable length of
It is best not to think of how long
the war is going to last in time. That
is one of the least important consid
erations in connection with the strug
gie. It is going to last until Germany
is thoroughly and completely and un
deniably defeated, and most of us
hope it will last until the present Ger
man form of government, as well as
the reigning dynasty, is absolutely de
stroyed. No man knows how long that
is going to. be in point of time, and
all consideration of that phase of the
matter is idle, and therefore waste
ful and injurious.
We must assume that there is go
ing to be no end of the war, so far as
our efforts are concerned. The mo
ment we begin to see the end in our
imagination, our efforts are likely to
relax. The mountain climber who is
always measuring the distance to the
summit of the peak is not doing his
best climbing. He who is giving all
his attention to the climbing will get
there first by a large margin over the
other. Speculation as to the length of
the war detracts from the winning
and postpones the end, in so far as a
relaxation of the common effort con
tributes to postponement.
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Clarence Ousley, in an address a few
days ago to the Virginia Bankers' As
sociation, expressed the idea clearly
and concisely. He said:
"Far-seeing men believe that we
have just begun to fight, and wise
men realize that the only safe policy
is for us to assume that the struggle
will be long and bitter. It is vain to
ask how long the war will last for
such questioning tempts us to guess,
and when we go to guessing our self
interest causes us to guess the best
and so to take some chance in effort
or sacrifice. All that we know is that
we must win."
In the war as in other things, it is
a good policy to do the thing in hand,
and let the future take care of itself.
We know that we must win the war.
If we give it our full effort, the time
when it will end will be closer at
hand than if we divide our attention
between its prosecution and specula
tion as to its end.
Do- you need
Now is the tir
a full stock of
your order at
Get our prices
Edgefieid County S. S. Conven
tion to be Held at Edgefieid
on Thursday and Friday, Ju
ly 25 and 26.
Convention Theme: "Thy King
First Day, First Session.
10:15-Service of Song, Conduct
! ed by Miss Elizabeth Rainsford.
10:30-The* Convention Theme:
"Thy Kingdom Come" by B. E. Nich
10:55-Brief Reports of the Year's
Work: W. B. Cogburn, County Pres-'
ideht; W. H. Smith, County Secre
ll :20-Grading the Sunday School
for Kingdom Service, By Miss Mill
wee Davis, State Rural and -Elemen
11:50-Enrollment of Delegates
and Appointment of Committees.
12:00 Drafting Adults, by W. E.
Willis, Cottageville, President State
Sunday School Association.
12:30-Adjournment for Dinner.
(Brief Conference of all County
and District Officers.)
Basket Dinner on the Ground.
First Day, Second Session.
1:45-Service of Song, Conducted
by J. M. Shaffer.
2:00-Reports of District Presi
2:20-The Teacher's Work Be
tween Sundays, by Rev. R. G. Shan
2:40-(a) Making-the Wheels Go
Round, (b) Open Parliament by W.
3:30-(a) Our Second Line of De
fense, (b) Open Parliament, by Miss
First Day, Night Session.
8:15-Service of Song.
8:30-"The Teacher and Parent
Hand in Hand," by Miss Millwee Da
9:00-"The Finest of Fine Arts,"
by W. E. Willis.
Second Day, Firs^ Session.
10:15-Service of Song, Conduct
ed by J. T. McManus.
10:30-How Can We Get Trained
Leaders? Miss Annie Clisby.
11:00-The Day of the Country
Church, by Miss Milwee Davis.
11:35-(a) Over the Top. (b) Of
fering for Sunday School Work, by
W. E. Willis.
12:30-Adjournment for Dinner.
Basket Dinner on the Ground.
Second Day, Second Session.
1:45-Service of Song, Conducted
by S. A. Brunson.
2 ;00-The Place and Power of the
Organized Adult Bible Class Work
ing Together to Win in Kingdom Ser
vice, by Rev. W. S. Brooke.
2:30-The Challenge of the Teens,
by Miss Millwee Davis.
3:05-Reports of Committees.
3:15-(a) What to Take From
This Convention, (b) Some Forward
Steps, (c) Installation of Officers,
by W. E. Willis.
3:45-Date and Place of Next Con
(Brief Meeting of All County and
District Officers to Plan the Work of,
Points to Remember.
1. The South Carolina S. S. As
a mower to harvey
ne to place your or
id Dane Mowers; ai
' parts and repairs.
once for a mower.
of cane mills and
rt & Kern;
sociation is ? co-operative effort of
organization in the State which aims
all denominations, for more and bet
ter Sunday Schools, and is the only
to help every Sunday School. The
work is by way of suggestion, not by
authority; therefore, it helps many,
it hinders none.
2. The Association is managed
by an Executive Committee of fifty
Christian business men of all denom
inations in the State.
3. The Association sells nothing,
but it is supported by contributions.
Its workers go into every county
in the State from one to ten times
annually, and famish free on request
it your hay?
der. We sell
id also carry
hundreds of thousands of pages of
printed matter on the hest methods
of Sunday School work.
4. The Edgefield county Sunday
School Association is one of the in
tegral parts of the South Carolina
Sunday School Association. The meet
ing indicated by this program is an
interdenominational meeting, and ev
ery worker in every white Sunday
School in the county is urgently re
quested to attend.
Large shipment- of silks in poplins,
taffetas, messalines, and Georgette
jin any shade you want.
? RIGHT TIRE
ht in quality, in
e and mileage,
i the right pol
lack of it. The
ie Motor Co.
LD, S. C.
)WEN BROS. MARBLE &
?ALERS IN EVERYTHING FOR
e largest and best equipped monu
mental mills in the Carolinas.
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LLEIGH,. N. C.
F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent "