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Wednesday, July 31.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss Maggie Winn was among the
visitors in Edgefield Saturday
Mrs. Ida Blount of Grovetown, Ga.
is the guest of Mrs. S. M. Smith.
Miss Marguerite Marshall of Green
wood is the guest of Miss R?sela Par
Misses Thelma and Leila Parks of
Parksville are visiting Miss Lillie Hol
ston this week.
Mrs. Ruth Elam of Washington,
D. C. is spending some time with Mrs.
Eva W. Ouzts.
Miss Genevieve Fitzmaurice of Co
lumbia is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
J. S. Byrd this week.
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach in
the Presbyterian church Sunday
morning at nine o'clock.
Mrs. Norwood Cleveland and little
Norwood are down from Greenville
visiting under the parental roof,
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Key of Colum
bia have been spending some time
here with Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Key.
Miss Helen Tillman was operatsd
on for appendicitis at the hospital in
Columbia last week and is now doing
? Mrs. Ben Rushton and her little
son of Greenwood were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kinnaird last
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hill of Savan
nah, accompanied by their children,
are visitors of Mrs. Maggie Hill, Mr.
False statements of campaign li
ars fall on the ears of intelligent
Edgefield voters like water on a
Mr. A. A. Glover of North, Orange
burg county, made a hurried visit to
Edgefield Friday and was cordially
greeted by his friends here.
Hear Mr. Rowland Campbell Thurs
day night in his illustrated lecture in
the interest of the Red Cross. His
war scenes will be thrilling.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Burkhalter of
North Augusta were visitors in Edge
field Friday, being the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Lott while here.
k Dr. Roy Daniel gave a very strong
address in thc opera house Monday
night on the Red Cross work, stress
ing the need of Civilian Relief Work.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerald LaGrone, ac
companied by their two children and
Miss Pearl Padgett, are spending
some time in Darlington with rela
tives. 5 in*:?. ?gs&si .
Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Jones, accompa
nied by their children, left Edgefield
in their car lor Brevard, N. C.,
where they will spend some time in
the mountains. .
Mrs. R. T. Hill was operated on
for appendicitis at the University
hospital in Augusta Friday. The op
eration was a success and she is stead
Mr. Egbert Morgan and Mr. Ald
rich Cheatham who are stationed near
Chicamauga have both recently been
given important assignments in the
Mrs. S. M. Craig and her little
daughter came down from Anderson
Monday to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn. Mr. Cogburn
met them in his car at Greenwood.
Mr. Paul Cogburn made applica
tion some time ago for admission to
the officers' training camp and receiv
ed a notice yesterday to report to
Columbia Friday for examination.
Mr. John Minis received an order
to report to Columbia today and from
there he will be sent to a naval train
ing station near Boston. He recently
volunteered for service in the navy.
Mr. Luther Brunson responded to
the call of his country Friday. About
six weeks ago he volunteered for ser
vice in the navy and was ordered Sat
urday to report to Charleston for
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., Mrrs. P.
M. Feltham, Miss Ruth DeLoach and
Miss Virginia Addison, a quartette
of merry-makers and sunshine-dis
pensers, were among the visitors in
Mr. Fred Hamilton who is in the
quartermaster's corps at one of the
camps near Atlanta spent the early
part of last week on a furlough, vis
iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B.
i Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tompkins and
Master John are being very cordially
greeted by their Edgefield friends,
having arrived yesterday from Cor
i nellsville, Penn., to visit Dr. J. G.
After a pastorate of a little more
than three years, Dr. E. Pendleton
Jones has resigned to enter upon his
labors as pastor of the Baptist church
of Batesburg. He will move his fam
ily to Batesburg this week.
Beware of campaign liars, men
who habitually make mean, spiteful
and false remarks about candidates
with the hope of prejudicing voters
against them. Honest, high-minded
men will not sink to such a low level.
Among Edgefield's splendid young
men who have volunteered to serve
their country is Mr. Albert Cheatham
who recently volunteered in Colum
bia for service in the navy. He is
now at home awaiting the call to
Mr. Robert Griffin from Camp Se
vier was a week-end visitor in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Parker,
being the guest of their granddaugh
ter, Miss Rosada Talbert of Parks
ville who is spending some time in
I Edgefield, . ........ . ,
Miss Neta Ouzts, daugter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. G. Ouzts of McKendree,
has accepted a position in the post
office and has already entered upon
her duties. Postmaster Mellichamp is
to be congratulated upon making
such a splendid selection.
Mr. Mark Miller who has served
so faithfully and well in the post
office for the past four or five years
is now on a vacation and will accept
another position early in the fall. The
office will not seem the same without
Mark. His friends miss him. greatly.
Mrs. L. M. Johnson has as her
guests this week her father and moth
er, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McWhite, and
sister, Miss Annie Belle McWhite,
and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Ray and
little daughter, Frances. All of them
came down from Greenville in a tour
The letter from Mr. Stanton Lott
which appears on our front page is
intensely interesting. The work in
which the five young men whom Edge
field county has sent to the Pacific
coast are engaged is just as impor
tant as fighting the enemy face to
face in France.
Red Cross Announcement.
The allotment of gauze has arriv
ed and all members are requested to
meet at the Red Cross rooms from
nine until one and again at five
o'clock. This appeal is made to the
Trenton and Edgefield ladies, and al
so to the auxiliary organizations.
You Can "Spot" Them.
You can generally "spot" a cam
paign liar. He frequently begins his
cowardly remarks by somewhat tak
ing the voter into his confidence and
then in a round-about way, so as to
conceal his devilish motive, makes
veiled attacks upon candidates, grow
ing bolder and bolder in his remarks,
according to whatever response he
may receive from the voter. Probab
ly you have already "spotted" some
Will Make a Firm Stand.
In order to facilitate the physical
examinations, Dr. R. A. Marsh pur
chased dainty, diminutive platform
scales for weighing registrants. But
one colored soldier-elect had such
ponderous feet that he could hardly
stand upon the scales. It appeared
for a time that he would have to be
stood upon his head to be weighed.
However, such men are the kind
that are needed. They should be able
to make a firm stand before the ene
Work of the Local Board.
For the past two weeks the local
board has been very strenuously en
gaged much of the time with clas
sifications, re-classifications, physi
cal examinations and inducting men
into service. After the call for men
who are to leave for Camp Wads
worth Friday morning, August 2, has
been filled the Edgefield local board
will have sent 186 colored men to
camp within the past two weeks. Fri
day and Tuesday were taken up with
examinations and a considerable num
ber will report today for physical ex
amination. Thursday afternoon at
four o'clock 49 men will be ordered
to report to the local board for in
duction, ' departing Friday morning
at 6:55 for Camp Wadsworth, near
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Four Splendid Young Men.
Monday night the local board senl
under Call 894 from Provost Mar
shall General four splendid young
men to Vancouver, Washington
where they will be employed in pro
viding or preparing material for the
construction of aeroplanes. These
young men, all of them volunteers,
are Messrs. H. H. Smith, William
Bush, William Brunson and A. E
Padgett, Jr. The journey obliquely
across the continent, practically from
coast to coast, will consume about
five days, going by way of Columbia,
Ashville, Harriman Junction, Cincin
nati, Chicago, Omaha and Portland,
Oregon. The young men will travel
in a Pullman car from Asheville to
Vancouver, every item of expense
en route being paid by the govern
Death of Lanham Dorn.
For the past ten days the entire
community has been deeply solicitous
and greatly depressed over the very
serious illness of Lanham Dorn, the
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Dorn. Death came last night about
10:15 o'clock and relieved him of his
intense suffering. Sunday afternoon,
July 14, Lanham stepped on a nail
and it penetrated his foot near the
centre about an inch. The wound
was dressed at once with precaution
and he suffered no great pain or un
usual inconvenience until a week la
ter, when his back and neck began
to pain him. Lockjaw had resulted
from the wound by the nail. Serum
was at once ordered and injected in
to his system and while it relieved
the severity of the disease, it never
checked it. Lanham was a robust boy
of athletic build and strong consti
tution, consequently he made a brave
fight but the disease, for which it
seems science had made no absolute
cure, gained the mastery. He suffered
intensely when not under the influ
ence of anodynes.
Lanham was in his 15th year at
the time of his death and was well
developed mentally and physically.
Since school closed he has assisted
his father in the store, always prov
ing to be alert, active, courteous. His
genial, amiable disposition won for
him many friends. Lanham united
with the Baptist church several years
ago and was a regular attendant up
on Sunday school. Not only in the
home where he was so tenderly be
loved by his parents and sisters, but
among his large circle of young
friends, boys and girls, he will be
greatly missed. The sympathy of Ihe
entire community goes out to the be
reaved home. The funeral will be
held af five o'clock this afternoon at
the Baptist church, Dr. E. P. Jones
officiating, and the interment will
take place in the family square in
the cemetery, ^gjsjr^.
It seems to be providential that
Lanham's uncle, Mr. Thomas B. Lan
ham, arrived the day before there
was an acute manifestation of the
disease and Mr. Lanham sat at Lan
ham's bedside day and night through
out the 10 days of his illness, minis
tering in the most devoted and ten
der manner to his every need. In
stead of having complete rest during
his vacation, Mr. Lanham has had
his strength tried by this special ser
vice to his nephew and the family.
God will bless and reward him for
this beautiful, unselfish service.
Woman's Christian Temper
The August meeting of the W. C.
T. U. will be held with Mrs. A. E.
Padgett on Monday afternoon next
at 5:30 o'clock.
The following programme will be
carried out, and will be specially in
teresting to mothers. Every member
should come and make this mid-sum
mer meeting the very best of the
Devotions, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
Chart talk, Temperance and Mis
sions, Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
"Literature and Character," Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth.
"Teaching Children How to Spend"
Mrs. R. L. Young.
"Thc Golden Rule," Miss Lillian
"Don'ts for Parents," Mrs. W. W.
"The Tactful Mother," Mrs. M. P.
Piano solo, "Funeral March,"
Chopin, Miss Gladys Padgett.
Vocal solo, "God Bring You Safe
ly to Our Arms Again."
The usual free will offering will
be taken which will go to the French
orphan fund by which the Union
hopes to make a contribution suffi
cient for the support of an orphan
during the year. During the collec
tion a little girl carrying a. French
flag will assist and the Marseillaise
will be played.
The W. C. T. U. is contributing
comfort bags to all of our Edgefield
Let us su]
tities we are
county boys as they leave for the
camps, and the treasury is constant
ly in need of reimbursements.
All who are in arrears with dues
are requested to bring them to this
meeting, so that we may not be lack
ing for funds for war relief work
when the call comes.
The National W. C. T U. is calling
on the unions for electric fans for
the base hospitals at the sixteen can
tonments in our country. Many local
and county unions are responding to
this call, which is also urged by the
physicians in charge as being highly
promotive of the recovery of patients,
one hospital alone calling for 50 fans
at a cost of $25.00 each.
One Edgefield county sailor boy
who has been in the service long
enough to know what was really use
ful to him, said that he never appre
ciated anything more than the gift
of the little comfort bag given him
by the W. C. T. U., that it was ex
actly what he needed and was of such
la size that it could be his constant
companion in fact "a friend in need."
The meeting will adjourn with the
singing of the "Star-Spangled Ban
The local board sent 56 colored
men to Camp Wadsworth Monday
morning. This is the first time that
troops have been sent to Camp Wads
worth from Edgefield. The men went
away in fine spirits. Breakfast was
provided for them here and lunch
was furnished in Columbia. The men
who composed this increment were
Chester Arthur, Ernest Allen, Er
nest G. T. Blalock, Willie Blocker,
Warren Blocker, Johnnie Burt, Far
row Brunson, Arthur Basket, Alonzo
Bussey, Dock Crawford, Ernest Cal
lihan, Dock S. Chappell, Walter Cook,
Price Dabney, Eddie Edwards, James
Preston Harris, Edward Holmes, Jack
Holmes, William Holloway, Lonnie
Higgins, Elijah Jefferson, Bluford
Johnson, Alonzo Kimble, Malachi
Mitchell, John Henry Mays, Robert
Morton, Mose Medlock, Anderson
McKie, Charlie Mosely, James Mor
gan, Buster Neal, Chas. Nipper. John
Nick, Major Nealions, Willie Oliver,
Henry Roney, Press Robinson, Er
nest Rhimes, Mims Roberson, War
ren Roberson, Wdliam Taft Stevens,
?Cadge Shedrick, John Simkins, John
Sherman, Luther Talbert, Fred Whit
aker, John Walker, Lawrence Wash,
Pickens \Villiams, Birpee Watson,
Maryland Washington, George Wal
Notice of Meeting of County
Executive Committee of
Democratic Party To
Examine the Club
Notice is hereby given that the
County Executive Committee of the
Democratic Party of Edgefield Coun
ty will meet in the Court House at
! Edgefield, S. C., on Monday, August
5th, 1918, at ten o'clock A. M. to
examine the club rolls of all the clubs
in the County. Any person wishing
to complain of any errors in the club
rolls will appear before this meeting
of the Committee.
B. E. Nicholson,
July 27, 1918.
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j Baptist Sunday School Conven
The Edgefield Baptist Sunday
school convention held its 50th ses
! sion with Mountain Creek Baptist
church on Wednesday and Thursday
of last week; more than two-thirds
of the schools and churches were
represented. In addition to all of
?the local pastors, Rev. J. A. Gaines
! of Columbia, S. C., representing the
, B. Y. P. U. work, also representing
j Dr. Watts in State Sunday school
work, was present.
There was a good local attendance
both days. The hospitality of the
church and community was unlimited.,
The subjects discussed by the pas
tors and two of the laymen present
doubtless made good impressions on
those who heard them. Some of the
speeches made had a considerable
touch of patriotic pathos.
Several spoke of this convention
as being the best that had been held
for a number of years. The incumb
ent officers were all re-elected. The
next session will be with Horn's
Creek Baptist church on Wednesday
and Thursday before the 4th Sun
day in July 1919.
Sunday School Convention.
The Sunday school convention
which was held in the Methodist
church Wednesday and Thursday was
very helpful and inspiring to those
who attended and it is regretted that
the atendance was so small, both
from the. town and from Sunday
schools over the county. The writer
was prevented from attending .by
pressing duties as a member of the
local board. More of our Sunday
school workers should have heard the
inspiring addresses of Mr. W. E. Wil
lis and Miss Millwee Davis, both of
whom are experts in Sunday school
The committee on nominations
made the following report: J. H. Can
telou, president; S. B. Mays, vice
president; W. W. Fuller, secretary
and treasurer. The district presidents
are J.. C. Lewis, Johnston, No. 1;
J. M. Shaffer, Pleasant Lane, No.2;
H. E. Quarks, Cold Spring, No. 3.
The division superintendents are Miss
Emmie Lanham, Elementary, Ropers;
L. G. Watson, Secondary, Trenton,
and Rev. A. L. Gunter, adult, Edge
1 quart ground cabbage,
1 pint ground onion.
1 pint green peppers.
1 pint red peppers.
5 tablespoons salt.
1 quart vinegar.
2 tablespoons crushed celery seed.
2 tablespoons white mustard seed.
2 cups sugar.
The above recipe will make about
3 quarts of pickle. Cook all ingredi
ents together for about 25 minutes
and seal in sterilized jars.
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Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
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There is a certain elevating inspi
ration to be had from character
sketches of the lives of many Amer
ican statesmen and laymen. Fore
most among them is that of the
Father ?f our Country, who, as a
boy, would not tell a lie, and who,
by bis valor and keenness of per
ception when but a mere Virginia
youth and long before his riper
fame with its moral truth had dif
fused itself throughout the land,
saved from annihilation an army of
expedition sent against Fort
Since that time our country ha3
been blessed with the influence and
examples of many men of high at
tainment and forceful character
who, contrary to the opinion of any
philosopher, could have been trust
ed to write their own biographies
and to write them truthfully and
complete. To the glory of Texas
be it said that the histor^ of this,
our imperial state, contains the
names of many of such men whose
good examples and frank candor in
dealings with the people, those of
this day should emulate.
Between right and wrong the
lines of demarcation are definitely
drawn. There exists no twilight
zone to screen the acts of public
men from the public view. In the
public official's strictly private acts
the public may not be concerned.
But the public is concerned in
knowing whether in fact the public
official's acts are strictly ?private.
Texas has suffered enough and too
much from bidden methods. Why
not have a campaign of truth? If
the people are worthy of voting
they are equally worthy of confi
dence.-Farm and Ranch.
A Prayer. .
Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me,
Let me praise a little more,
Let me be when I am weary
Just a little bit more cheery
Let me serve a little better
Those that I am striving for.
Let me be a little braver,
When temptation bids me waver, ?
Let me strive a little harder
To be all that I should be; .J; J
Let me be a little meeker ? i
With the brother who is weaker, T 1
Let me think more of my neighbor J
And a little less of me. y^fr.- .. ^
J?jLet me be a little sweeter^'
Make my life a bit completer, ? ~ \
By doing what I should do, ?, j
Every minute of the day. j
Let me toil without complaining ;
Not a humble task disdaining;
Let me face the summons calmly
When death beckons me away.
Mrs. Newlywed went to the gro
cery store to do her morning market
ing. She was determined that the
grocer should not take advantage of
her youth and inexperience.
"These eggs are dreadfully small"
"I know it," he answered. "But
that's the kind the farmer brings me.
They are just fresh from the country
"Yes," said the bride, "and that's
the trouble with those farmers. They
are so anxious to get their eggs sold
that they take them off the nest too