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(Mai Newspaper Du ^0ir?b Carolina
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1918
Red Cross Ladies Busy. Inter
esting. Lecture by Mr.Camp
bell. Theodore Marsh
Goes to Plattsburg.
The Surgical Dressings rooms, at
Red Cross headquarters will be filled
with busy workers during the next
two weeks or so, an order for 200
pads and 1200 (4 by 4) wipes, hav
ing been received. Those who'finish
ed the course are all expected to
work as before, each having their
day to wear the blue veil as instruct
or and then to aid further in the
work. There is much that can be done
by those who did not take the course,
such as drawing threads and cutting
the cloth into regulation size for the
4 by. 4 wipes. Everyone is cordially
invited to come and help in the order
and they are requested to have a
special apron or white dress to work
in, as apparel worn out on the streets
and then worked in might get dust
or some foreign matter on surgical
The Junior Red Cross under Miss
Eva Rushton, during the past week
completed 100 comfort . bags or
"house-wives" as they call them.
These are ready to be sent on.
Mrs. W. J. Huiet has done a won
derful work with the knitting, and
has been ably assisted by a force of
workers. A box of beautifully made
socks is to be sent on this week.
The lecture last week by Mr. Ro
land Campbell, who is at home from
the scenes of action by the war forc
es, brought a good sum into the Red
Cross treasury, $100.00. The large
school auditorium was well filled He
was heard with keen interest, all ex
cept one point, and that was when he
pointed the long-range captured Ger
man gun'at the audience and stated
that it was loaded, and all he had to
do was to press the trigger and the
people would see what it was capa
ble of doing. At this point he fired
"a blank cartridge from a pistol on
the table. Everyone, more or less,
Miss Bettie Waters has been elect
ed to teach at Chappells. Miss Bettie
graduated at the High School here
" last year and took a special course j
this year- at Columbia college. Chap- j
pells has a splendid two-story brick
school building with pretty grounds,
which is a great credit to the com
Mr .Earl Crouch was operated on j
in Columbia Hospital for appendici
tis last week and his friends will be
glad to learn that he is resting very
comfortably; his wife and mother,
Mrs. H. W. Crouch, have been in Co
lumbia a few days with him.
Mr. Goode Mobley js at home from
a trip to Washington and New York.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer is visiting h?r
son, Dr. Edward Latimer, at Macon,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cox and Mr.
and Mrs. John Wright spent last
week in Hendersonville, N. C., with
the mother of Mrs. Cox.
Miss Jessie Rushton is the guest
of relatives and friends in Columbia.
Mrs. R. E. Stackhouse and little
son, have been visiting the former's
parents, Rev. and Mrs. Thacker.
Mr. Theodore Marsh is to be con
gratulated upon the splendid mark
he made in standing an examination
for training at Plattsburg. Mr. Marsh
is a student at Georgia Tech., and has
volunteered for service. He will be
in training until September 1, and
then return to his school duties. He
asked this, but should there be a de
mand for him to enter service he will
leave school for this. Out of 1,000 at
Georgia Tech., 16 were askedx for
military training, and of the fortu
nate 16, Mr. Marsh was one. His rec
ord on examination was a fine one.
Mrs. Walter Derrick and children
have gone to the mountains of North
Carolina to spend a while.
Mr. Frankln Perry left Thursday
night for Charleston where he will
be in training for the navy.
Miss Frances Turner is visiting
her friend, Miss Lucile McLendon, at
Timmonsville, S. C.
Miss Mallie Waters went to Aug
usta on Sunday to visit her sister,
Miss Annie Waters and will also visit
Mrs. Cook McKie in North Augusta.
Mrs. Davis of Spartanburg is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Mike Crouch.
Mrs. Chas. Early and little boys
are at home from a month's stay in
Florence with relatives.
Mrs. M. E. Norris has gone to Tim
monsville to visit her sister, * Mrs.
Mrs. J. W. Browne and children
and Miss Marie Dozier have gone to
Flat Rock, N. C. to spend a month.
Miss Bertha Warren of Gainesville
Fla. is visiting in the home of her
uncle, Major F. M. Warren.
Dr. Horace Wright of Georgetown
has joined his wife here for his sum
Mr. and Mrs. Ingram of Augusta
were week-end visitors in the horne
of Mr. J. .W. Marsh.
Mrs. M. M. Stewart has returned
to Chester after a visit in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Boyd.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Morgan and
Donald Morgan of Augusta have al
so been visitors in this home.
Mrs. Boger and Misses Edna and
Ruth Boger have returned to Man
ning after a visit to Mrs. Mary Wat
ers, the formers mother.
Mr. Mark Toney of Columbia has
been visiting in the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. B. F. Boatwright.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne and little
Margaret are at home from Little
Mountain, N. C.
Miss Sallie Dozier is spending a
short time from a business college
Lieut. Alton Bland, whose home is
in Vidalia, Ga., is spending a few
days here with relatives.
For the past few years it has been
the custom of the Baptist church to
hold an annual business meeting and
on Sunday at the monthly conference
it was decided to have this meeting
on September 2nd. It will be an all
day affair, dinner on the grounds and
a resume of the year's work will be
given. The pastor, Mr. Brooke stated
that he was already making arrange
jments for the day and thought that
he would be able toysecure Dr. Z. T.
Cody e? .Greenville to preach. At
a later* chat* he will appoint commit
tees for furthering plans for the day.
Rev. W. S. Brooke has been ap
pointed by the Baptist State Board
o: Educr.tic:-! tb one of their ?f>}?.,
workers, to help raise the funds for
the State denominational colleges,
and it was requested that the church
grant him an absence in which to j
j make the canvass. The Ridge Asso- j
ciation-is expected to give 810,000
land Rev. Brooke will canvass the ter
ritory that the Ridge Association
embraces. Having this part of the
State will enable him to spend each I
i night at home, so the prayer service
? and evening preaching service can j
be held. The month of September was
specified as the month for his work.
The happy family re-union of the
past month of the mother and sisters
with Mrs. J. W. Marsh, is ending, and
this week her mother, Mrs. Pedrick
returned to Florida and her sisters,
Mesdames Wilson and Isom, with
their children have returned to Spar
tanburg. Miss Theora Fleming will
stay until September 1st.
Misses Marie and Helen Lewis
have gone to Timmonsville to visit
the former visiting Miss McLendon,
and the latter Miss Marshall.
Miss Ella Jacobs has been elected
to teach the 1st and 2nd grades of
the High School.
The commodious ware house being
erected on Main Street is well under
way, and rapid work is being made
on the dwelling of Mr. Wiley Der
rick in west Johnston.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ouzts are at
home from Chick_Springs.
Mrs. Carl Richards of Alabama is
visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.
Mrs. Jim Day of Illinois and Miss
Sallie Mae Johnson are visitors in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fulmer.
Miss Lillian Mobley has gone to
Columbia to visit her sister, Miss El
la Mobley, and from there will go to
.Orangeburg to spend a while with
her sister, Mrs. Wilton Siftley.
Miss Bettie Waters is visiting
friends and relatives in Augusta.
No Calls Now in Hand.
People are naturally interested in
the induction of men from this coun
ty, both white and colored, into the
military service. Several times each
day members of the board are asked
when more men will be sent to camp.
The board has no call unfilled. The
sending of the men to Camp Wads
worth Friday filled the only call thus
far received for August. It is prob
able, however, that other calls for
white and colored men will be receiv
I ed before the end of the month.
Senatorial and Congressional
Candidates Given Respect
ful Hearing by Large
Number of Voters.
According to the schedule arrang
ed by the State Democratic execu
tive committee, the candidates for
the United States senate reached
Edgefield Friday and addressed a
large audience in the court house, a
considerable number of ladies being
present. The candidates for congress
also spoke. The meeting was presided
over by County Chairman B.E. Nich
olson, who called upon Rev. R. G.
Shannonhouse to offer the invocation.
The first speaker presented was
Senator Christie Benet. He stated
that he was born in Abbeville coun
ty and feels at home in Edgefield.
Mr. Benet urged the people to cast
their ballots this year with prayer
ful consideration, not alone for men
and issues but for humanity. He hur
riedly reviewed his past and what he
has already undertaken in Washing
ton since he has taken his seat as the
successor of Senator Tillman, to
whom Benet paid a beautiful tribute.
He referred to Mr. Peeple's absence,
having attended only one meeting.
He also read extracts from Mr.
Blease's Pomaria speech, reviewing
his career of disloyalty. He stated
that when he fights disloyalty he is
fighting for our boys in the trenches.
He favors the government fixing a
minimum price for cotton, so as to
stabilize its value. Senator Benet
was well received.
The second speaker was Hon. W.
P. Pollock of Cheraw. In his tribute
to the lamented Senator Tillman, Mr.
Pollock said his works gave him per
manent place in history. He was urg
ed to become a candidate for the
long term but would not oppose Sen-:
ator Tillman who was always loyal
and true and although enfeebled
could accomplish more jn the senate
than any other man. Mr. Pollock re
?erred to the'first meering ax bi^r
ence where he propounded questions
to his opponents and since that meet
ing Mr. Peeples has not attended any
of the regularly appointed meetings.
He expressed the belief that 90 per
cent of the Edgefield people would
cast their ballots for civilization and
for our boys in the trenches. He at
tacked Mr. Blease for his disloyal
utterances of last year as published
in the Charleston American, and that
he dare not make such speeches now.
He urged the people to vote for Am
erica against Germany, for Democra
cy against Autocracy, 'for civiliza
tion against barbarity. He urged loy
alty to our government, loyalty to
Woodrow Wilson. In the fight our
boys are making there can be no re
laxation at home or abroad until the
American flag is planted in Berlin.
Mr. N. B. Dial, candidate for the
lonp: term, began by injecting good
natured humor into the occasion. The
presence of the ladies suggested to
his mind a newspaper paragraph
which stated that God made women
both beautiful and foolish. They are
beautiful and the men love them.
The women are foolish because they
love the men. He said an old darkey
recently stated that Woodrow Wil
son was the greatest man the world
has ever seen. He has made the day
one hour longer and took all the
railroads away from the big corpora
tions and gave them to his son-in
Mr. Dial soon got down to busi
ness and discussed matters of pub
lic interest in a practical manner.
While he makes no pretenses to being
an orator, yet his earnest conversa
tional style impresses people favor
ably. His speech was well received,
winning friends for him in the coun
ty. Mr. Dial, in order to demonstrate
his ability to serve the people in the
senate referred to what he had achiev
?ed in business. Besides developing
?two water powers and is now engag
j ed in a third he has built a cotton
i mill, an oil mill, a glass factory and
assisted in establishing a bank. He
urged the people to make prepara
tion for the return of our boys
after the war. Our educational sys
tem should be steadily improved. The
idle and loafing class everywhere
should be put to work. Mr. Dial is
an advocate of national prohibition,
stating that coal miners lose 8 days
in a month where strong drink is
sold and lose less than one day where
none can be had. He advocates tax
; (Continued from page Two)
"SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE."
Brave Cleora Boy Writes Inter
esting Letter From Over
Seas to His Mother
t?p July 1, 1918.
My Dabest Mother:
Your letter of June 2nd was re
ceived and needless to say I am al
ways glad to hear from you all and
to kf?t?rtv that you are well. I am all
0. K. today.
I have been off for a few days. I
am not.with the company now but
I get my mail there just the same.
Weli, I have certainly seen a great
deal since I have been over here..
Listen, I saw the first pretty girl yes
terday if have seen since I have been
here^.hut am still loving the Ameri
can i girls best.
I saw some pretty little towns yes
terday as I was coming in where I
stay. Mama, you ask me to tell you
something about the place where I
am but I can't write you how the
place looks for fear the enemy might
be able to get some information
about the place and for that reason
I can't describe it.
I learned this morning that one
of my officers and I were school
mates. We went to school together
at the Corley place. Benjamin Grene
ker is his name. I did not know him
the .first time I saw him but believe
me I was glad to'find him out. I have
not seen Walter Griffis and Billy
Byrd in about two weeks. I will go
over to see them as soon as I have
Well, I certainly would like to get
ja box from home but it is so far it
j would not be good when I got it so
don't send anything."to eat.
I had a lot of trouble learning to
count this money over here. You can
have a pocket full of it and then not
have much. As for talking, I can't
do that ht all--just have to make
sigr?.^so you know how often I visit.
~.i -il! hello for me and write
i so'i?- ?vi'.l close, wltu: love . to all
Your devoted son,
Hezzie F. Griffis
Co. E. 118 Inf. A. E.F.
Letter From Overseas to Mr.
P. B. Day.
Gievres, France, Jime 16, 1918
Dear P. B.:
After a long wait, I was just re
c?iving your letter. It was just like
a mess of scuppernongs so refresh
ing, to hear from the country.
I dropped George a post card thc
other day through the S. D., A.. G.
0. A. E. F. (looks like an alphabet
gone crazy, doesn't it?), but receiv
ed the card back in about a week, so
I suppose the 666th Aero hasn't ar
rived in France yet. I will try again
at some future time, and if he is ov
er here, he will probably receive the
letter. The delivery of mail has been
perfected to a great degree now.
When I first came over they were just
getting things straight, ano. my lirst
mail followed me all around for a
long time, until I could get my A. P.
0. number to the home folks. Now,
however.the alphabet above keeps
track of everybody and the mail
comes through in great shape. One
thing I would like to know, is wheth
er George is in the production, or
supply or flying secction of the avi
ation. I know where the various cen
tres are located, and if I knew what
he is in, I could try to locate him
through those centres. I heard that
the 666th was. at a certain place be
fore I wrote him, but it must not
have been. Also, what is his rank?
The people around here are quite
keen on raising asparagus. I have
been to town on market days, and it
is quite a sight to see all the old wo
men bring their produce to town,
most of them rolling it in a wheel
barrow. I couldn't "get" the aspar
agus market for a while, untill a
French acquaintance put me next.
It all looked as though it was over
too soon, and I did not see that they
had sold any, of their wares, because
I couldn't see the purchasers. But the
produce houses in Paris and other
cities have representatives at every
little town, and these, buy up the pro
duce, and ship it in, and there are
very few local sales. The local sales
are made mostly on the weekly mar
ket day, which varies in each town,
all the way from Monday to Satur
day, and these nicely dressed people
from the town houses do all their1
purchasing for the entire week on
that one day. There are very few
green grocery stores as there are
with us for peddling the wares to
the lazy housewife. To the early bird
belongs the best there is, and the one
who doesn't get there in time is just
out of luck for the rest of the week,
until another market day.
I'm not so certain that I will set
continued good health. Florida is a
great place to those who live there,
but as for mine, give me good old
Georgia every time.
H'm not so certain that I will set
tle down on a farm when I get back
to Civilization. With cotton at 35
cents a pound, and food products so
high, it look. LO me to be a good buy
to get where you can raise what you?
eat yourself. If I do I'll come over
and get you to give me the prelimi
nary instruction into the art. The
farm used to be laughtd at, as a
place to hide yourself. The farmer
is the only man in the States at pres
ent who is living on a sure basis. He
is producing that which he eats, and
and could live if everybody else went
crazy. But those in the cities who are
in business of one kind or another
would stop pretty quick if anything
should happen to shut off their source
The only trouble with me is that
it will require a ten horse farm to
raise enough to supply myself, and
there won't be anything left over to
sell at a high price to buy clothes
When I spoke of getting married,
I didn't have any French girl in mind
for several reasons. For one thing,
they talk too fast for me. Another is
that I can't understand what they
say. It is all right, whatever it is, but
their language is such that they can't
understand themselves half the time
and they can't pronounce it correctly
to save themselves. Who ever heard
of the river "Was" (Oise)? I'll tell
you some more reasons when I see
you next. I don't Lke their style.
I suppose you have heard a little
from,Erdman of how things are here
with /me. They are the same, day in
and day cut ? hPVft hhouVa twelve
hour working day, which is all right,
since it is wartime, but ten hours a
day is enough for me. I am commenc
ing to agree with the labor unions,
that there is a limit beyond which a
man should not be forced to work. I
don't think, however, like the revo
lutionists do in Russia, that this lim
it should be fixed 'tx four hours a
day. That is a little too short.
I haven't seen anybody from homo
since I arrived in France. I know
I'll disgrace myself n I do see
them. I understand that there are
lots and lots of the boys over here,
but, while I have a general idea of
their location, that is about all I do
know." They are certainly some dis
tance from me. Perhaps we'll meet
at some day, even if it is in Berlin.
Well, old boy, I must stop now, as
Jit is nearly supper time. I am going
to stay on the lookout for George,
and you let him know where I am.
I'll be here for another month or so,
and if you write him, he may be able
to locate me.
Kindest regards to yourself, your
wife, and father and he others that
I know in the neighborhood, I am
Wm. F. Bowe, Jr.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks and deep appieciation for
the many kind deeds of love aud
true sympathy shown us by so many
of our relatives ''.nd friends during
the recent illness and death of our
beloved son and brother.
VV. H. Dorn anti family.
- Claying the Sand.
Supervisor Broadwater has his
roadworking force claying the hea
vy sand on the public road that
leads east of Johnston by Mr. Rob
ert Clark's, Mr. Charlie Rauton's
and Mr. Silas Yonce's. We drove
over this road yesterday and the
gang is working near the home of
Mr. Lewis Clark, making a modern
road of this much-traveled highway.
The clay is obtained from the ditch
alongside the road, making it :much
easier and cheaper than hauling it
some distance. After this leading
thoroughfare is clayed practically
every public road east of Johnston
I will have been well-coated with clay.
Mr. Broadwater is doing good work
and the people of that section ap
Eight Stars on Service Flag of
Republican Church. Pa
triotic Address. In
Sunday was a splendid day at Re
publican. The weather was fine and
everything propitious. The services
consisted of a morning meeting only,
everybody returnig home at the din
The first interesting occurrence
was the meeting before entering the
church of the kind friends for whom
the trip was largely made, and then,
all the kindly greetings from many
in the church already gathered and
The choir was ready and in place
when the service began and on the
pulpit platform was a lovely flag,
"Old Glory," to give inspiration and
a feeling of protection and patriot-,
Rev. Kesterson, pastor of the
church presided ovar the meeting
and read the scripture and led the
large congregation in prayer. The
choir sang enthusiastically and well,
appropriate selections adapted to the
The speaker cf the occasion was
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, who addressed
a most attentive audience, with a
speech full of eloquence, wise coun
sel and new thought.
Mr. J. L. Mims was also called up
on and made a few remarks of a pa
Miss Lucia Miller gave that elo
quent poem, "Here Comes the Flag"
: and at the close of this little Misses
.Florence McKie and Robbie Ruth
'Miller unveiled the flag, showing a
?satin flag bearing eight stars, repre
senting that many boys from Repub
lican church. One sailor boy, Willie
Lanham, was present to hear his
?name called, the roll being called by
Murphy Miller and responded to by
Thomas Adams. The boys whose
names were called are D. T. and .Har
;r:s Mathis,. B.-F. and J. Rober*- \d
j ams.'Will?e,- and J. Preston ..Las
?George Lawrence Miller and J
E. Atkinson. The memebers of the
! family stood as the names of the
; boys were called.
j Miss Minnie Lanham sang in a
?very sympathetic manner, "Keep
the Home Fires Burning," with or
igan accompaniment by Miss Sallie
J May Miller who also acted as organ
ist throughout the service.
The flag was made by the ladies
of Republican church and was a
work of art.
Another interesting feature of
the program was a duet by Napo
leon and Jeter Kesterson about the
service flag, their father, the pas
tor, having composed the music.
The party from Edgefield who
; were so fortunate as to attend this
i occasion, on invitation of Mr. and
j Mrs. D. T. Mathis stopped and par
took of their gracious hospitality at
dinner, this family having a boun
tiful supply of everything raised at
home and the best watermelons in
Mr. and Mrs. Mathis have sent
their two noble sons into the army
?as volunteers, Dr. Harris Mathis be
ing stationed at Camp Jackson, a
Lieutenant in the Medical Corps,
and D. T., who is a graduate of
Clemson college attending the Of
ficers Training Camp at Camp Gor
Those who were in attendance
from thc town of Edgefield were
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wells, Hon. B.
E. Nicholson, Judge Kinnaird, Mr.
Jas. T. Minis, and Mr. and Mrs. J.
Misses Emmie Lanham and Ellie
Math's were largely instrumental in
making the program successful.
Mr. John A. Holland announces
in his half-page advertisement on
our second page that he has pur
chased 140 organs and 50 of them
have been shipped to Edgefield, This
is your opportunity to purchase an
organ. Better not delay. After these
are sold it is probable that no more
organs can be shipped to Edgefield
until after the war. By purchasing
some months ago in such a large
quantity Mr. Holland will be able
to make 'a closer pri?e than any oth
e rdealer can. See him or communi
cate with him at once.