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V0L. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1918
Woman's Missionary Union
Meets at Leesville. W. C.
T. U. Met Friday Af
The annual meeting of the Wom
an's Missionary Union of the' Ridge
association is being held this week
with the Leesville Baptist church,
and a good delegation will go from
this church from the various socie
ties. Splendid reports are carried,
each society going over its apportion
ment. The Woman's Missionary Un
ion gave this year $600.00, having a
membership of about 85. The Y. W.
A. with a membership of 9 gave
$49.50. The G. A., having 27 mem
bers, gave $56.50. The R. A., having
20 members gave between $40 and
$50. The Sunbeams, having about 35
members, gave $104.00
The surgical dressings'class is very
busy this week completing the Aug
ust order. The force of workers is
not ss large this month as many are
away but the ones at work are very
industrious and tireless, and no
doubt the order will be dispatched
as rapidly as last month. The large
cotton pad is one of the named or
ders but is to be made by new di
rections this month and by so doing
the amount of gauze on hand will go
Miss Luelle Norris has been for a
short visit to the home folks. She is
stenographer for a firm in Columbia.
Mrs. James Huiet and little ones
have been for a visit to relatives in
It was decided on Sunday morning
after service at the Baptist church
that the all-day rally of September
8th would net be held and only a
morning service will be held at this j
time. This was to have been the an- I
ports of tl
:.r - ba .conder^
of the gre.
. Rev. W.
a fine reviva?
church, of which he is pastor, pi cat u
ing every first Sunday afternoon. On
last Sunday at the beginning of the
service the service flag, in honor of i
the boys who have gone from this |
church, was unveiled. This week Mr.
Brooke is assisting Rev. H. B. White
in a meeting at Stevens Creek church.
Miss Sue Sloan, owing to the sick
ness of her mother, was unable to
accept the three months' course of
instruction that she won some time
ago, the offer being made by Cornell
University. She advised them of her
inability to enjoy this course, so she
has recently received from the musi
cal department $100.00 worth of mu
sic which will be a very valuable aid
to her in her class work here. She
took the course last year and now is
glad that she really did not consider
going, as she prizes the music greatly.
Mrs. Manning Simmons and Misses
Rachael and Marguerite Simmons
have gone to Bridge Water, N. C.,
to spend a while with Mrs. Freddie
Clary who has a cottage there.
Mrs. St, Julian Harris of Dearing,
Ga., has been for a visit to her moth
er, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children
have gone to opartanburg to visit
the former's mother and sister.
Mrs. Paul Perry has been visiting
Mrs. Alice Cox.
Mrs. J. Jacobs and Miss Ella Ja
cobs are at home from Augusta after
a visit to Mrs. C. A. Austin.
Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell were
visitors last week in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Black, John
Howard and Oscar Black and Mrs.
F. S. Jefferson spent Saturday in Co
lumbia and went out to Camp Jack
son for a visit.
Miss Marion Mobley is at home
from a two months' stay at the Sum
mer school at Winthrop college. She
has accepted a school at Charlotte,
Misses Loise Boyd and Lou Court
ney are at home from a pleasant
house party given by Miss Ruth Har
ris of Dearing, Ga.
The W. C. T. U. met Friday after
noon with Mrs. J. L. Smith, and in
spite of the very hot weather there
was a good attendance. The superin
tendents had good reports to give.
The W. C. T. TJ. is the only organiza
tion that goes on through the sum
mer without the rest. They are nev
er weary of well doing. Comfort bags
were given out to the last boys who
were called out, and their words of
appreciation were heard. $6.50 had
been given to aid in purchasing the
electric fan that would go from Edge
field county to Camp Jackson, but as
these are now all supplied, the mon
ey will be given toward helping to
support a French orphan.
The letters from State superintend
ents were read and their plans will
be followed. The red, white and blue
cards will be ordered from Miss Col
lier and her idea for the flag for the
State convention will be furthered.
The letter from the State president,
Mrs. Joseph Sprott, was also read.
The Red Letter days, September 14
and also August 26 will be observed
in a fitting manner.
Miss Antoinette Denny, State Y.
P. B. Leader, presented some plans
for work and th?! union will be glad
to co-operate with her in carrying
these out, to get the young people
interested. Mrs. Albert Lott suggest
ed that some attractive cards be got
ten and that all members write let
ters, to the soldier boys away, each
member writing to one. Several in
teresting readings made up the pro
Miss Aileen Reames returned last
week from Little Mountain, N. C.,
after a' two weeks' stay.
Prof. John G. Waters of Vidalia,
Ga., is visiting his brother, Mr. G. G.
Mrs. H. A. Boger and Misses Ruth
and Edna Boger have returned to
Manning after a visit in the home of
the formiers' mother, Mrs. Mary
It is a regret to all to know that
Master Carlisle Thacker is ill with
Mr. and Mrs. Posey of Columbia
are visiting Mrs. Hattie Bruce..
Mrs. Archie Lewis and little An
nie Lamar are at home from a visit
to Cleveland, Tenn., with the former's
sistPr MTC -
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Rhodes of
Hampton are guests of the latter's
mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crim.
Miss Edna Hutto has returned
from a visit to her grand-mother in
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and little
son have returned to Hartsville after
a visit in the home of Dr. S .G. Mob
ley. Mrs. L. C. Latimer accompanied
them home for a few weeks' visit.
Miss Florence Bell has been visit
ing her sister, Mrs. William Cassells.
Miss Elise Mobley has gone to Co
lumbia to take a business course.
Miss Virginia Harrison has resign
ed her position with Anderson col
lege as secretary, and in September
will go to Washington to take up
Miss Jamie Bruce is visiting
friends and relatives in Atlanta.
Dr. F. H. Williams has gone to
Blackville where he has accepted a
Mrs- Mike Crouch and Misses Fran
ces and Louise Crouch are at home
from a visit to Columbia. -
Miss Mays Complimented.
Miss Madge Mays, a charming vis
itor in the city from Edgefield, who
is being complimented with a number
of attentions during her visit to Mrs.
Pratt Pierson, was the honoree at an
informal afternoon party entertain
ed by Miss Mattie Mae Pierson Wed
The red, white and blue in evi
dence on every side with hydrangeas,
petunias and marigolds in the Na
tional shades made a patriotic set
ting for the guests present who were
presented with miniature flags. The
place cards were decorated with red,
white and blue rosettes, and these
colors prevailed in all the other de
tails of this delightful gathering.
Notice to the Edgefield U. D.C.
All Daughters who subscribed to
the Third Liberty Loan will please
send me at once the amount of their
subscriptions as it is necessary for
me to hand in a tabulated statement
of War Relief Work at once. Also
send me a list of W. S. S. taken, mon
ey given to the Red Cross, garments
made by each one, or any class of
war work accomplished during the
j Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson.
A Group of Interest!]
Somewhere in France.
I After many miles over ocean
waves and foreign lands we rest be
neath the sunny skies of France.
We arrived at Liverpool and cross
ed England to Southampton.
Field after field of grain we pass
ed and many little garden spots. Ev
ery square foot of available soil in
England is utilized and the princi
pal crops are oats and wheat. July
is to her crops as May is to ours.
The civilian populace hailed us
heartily all along the way. They had
us puzzled for a while with a certain
sign they made with the hand. .With
the fingers closed and the thumb
upright and the forearm worked up
and down in front of the body is a
way of wishing you "good luck."
If the hand is inverted and the
thumb pointed down the sign means
"go to h-."
France is .a lovely country and
her crops are much like Britain's.
Hundreds and hundreds of Short
horn cows you see grazing in the'
But when it comes to carrying
on a conversation with the French
men I'm lost, but the eternal Ger
man can speak English and they
speak interestingly if you get a
chance to talk with a prisoner.
The old words, "Made in Germa
ny," have changed to "Made in
France by the Germans." These are
the words the German prisoners
stamp on the work they do in France.
I wish I could tell you all about our
trin but I kno'"
thc Dlack crows in
the pim- trees then I longed for our
I Trust the censorship will leave
enough of the letter to make it stand
Yours with best wishes,
Private S. B. Townes,
E Co., 37th Engrsi
J. T. Littlejohn Jr., at Plattsburg.
Plattsburg, New York,
July 30, HUS.
I will try to write you something
about my trip. I left Greenville a
week ago to-night. There were
thirteen of us in the crowd, all
Kurraan boys. Wc took a pullman
and went to sleep in North Carolina
and woke up next morning some
where in Virginia, We got to
Washington, D. C., about 8:40 a.
ra., had breakfast and went over
and took a look at the Capitol. At
ten o'clock we boarded the train
for New York, arriving there
about 3:30 p. m.
Here we went to a hotel, got din
ner and went out to look about a
little. We ascended the top of
Woolworth Building, which is tifty
eight stories in height. From the
tower we saw the city far below.
The people and street oars looked
like toys. I took my first ride on
a subway car and "believe me" they
The streets are always crowded
and if you are not careful you will
get run over. We left New York
about 9:30 a. m.,- and took break
fast in Albany N. Y. Here we
changed roads, taking the Deleware
and Hudson. The scenery up the
Hudson river is simply beautiful.
I saw the tall Palisades of which I
had studied in Geography, We
arrived at Plattsburg Wednesday
afternoon and went straight to
This is a beautiful place, on the
banks of Lake Champlain. I took a
swim in the lake tbe other day and
it was fine. From my window I
can look out across the lake and i
see the Green Mountains of Ver
mont. I hope to go up into Canada
before I come back, for we are only
about twenty miles from that
1 heard the band playing Dixie
this 'afternoon, and "great" how
good it sounded. It i:i nice to visit
up here, but when it comes to real
living give me old South' Carolina.
i? Letters From Our
Tho boya op here call me South
Carolina and I ara proud of my
nama. I hope to come back to
Softool in September but if the war
la6ts mach longer I expect we will
get i? free trip to France. ? I am in
gooii health and having the lime of
my ife. With best wishes
I am sincerely,
J. T. Littlejohn, Jr.
'CO. S." S. A. T. C. Camp,
Plattsburg, N. Y.
to. From Walter Grims to
K:s Cousin Written From
July 13, 1918.
Your letter was received yester
day and was indeed glad to hear
I have just come off from a four
days' hike and am tired and dirty
and there's not any place to take a
bath, We were in the rain part of the
time so you can imagine about how
W.o. are not doing anything today.
I am where I can hear and see the
shells burst in the air from the
planes. It is right amusing to watch
themjSbut of course I don't feel the
best in the world when they burst
so near me. The shells were bursting
around us last night but I was a lit
tle tired and did not pay much at
tention to them. My bed was hard
but I slept just as sound as a rock.
Mary, when I get back home I will '
have something to tell you all.
jV* ? left France about four days ?
' -- ".<-> oyo in Rolo-inro T i
I wish I coula write a..^
just how things are over here but x
Tell Uncle Jack and those hello
for me and that I am all right. Write
to me every chance you have.
Well, I will close, with love and
best wishes to alL
Your devoted cousin,
Co. D 114 M. G. Bn.
Warren Reel Writes Fine Let
ter to His Mother and
Camp Sims, Co. H.
August 9, 1918.
My Dear Mama and Papa:
Arrived here at 12 o'clock and
think I am going to like it fine. My
friend from Georgia and I are in the
same tent. Also the rest of the boys
that came from New Port are in
We left New Port by boat at 7:30
last night. Some nice trip by boat.
We had nice furnished state rooms
and retired about 9:30. Had a. fine
night's sleep, arose at our usual
hour and had fine chow for break
We arrived in New York this morn
ing at 8 o'clock. Had about two
hours there and it was awfully hot
under the terminal station. I was
glad when we left New York. Ar
rived in Philadelphia with 58 men
and stayed around the shed about
an hour, so the people would have
us to sing and we sure did some
singing for a while.
Everybody tried to make us have
a good time. People gather around
us everywhere we go. All say that
here we will be treated royally any
time we come to town.
The girls would pitch notes to us
inviting us to their houses, saying
we would be welcomed any time.
Had pretty good chow for dinner,
and best of all, a place to sit dow
to eat. We are in our tents now and
the only thing I see that I will not
like here is that it is very sandy
around here, and mosquitoes are
bad, but we have a net over us at
night. People dress here almost any
way, some with over-alls, and some
with just white trousers and thin
under-vest. Any way, so they can
New Port is a much prettier place
than this, but I think I will like here
much better. Here we have some lib
erty. We get up at 6 o'clock in the
week and sleep as long as you please
on Sunday mornings, and lie down
almost any time while in our tents.
We have big buckets to get water in
to wash our clothes, and I will not
mind it now. It is so much more con
venient. I would like so much to get
in over-alls, then I would feel iike
_Well, I had better not boast any
more as it might get rough yet. We
are off now until morning and to
morrow we will g:t off at 12 until
Monday morning.I may go over and
take in some of the city.
Well, Mama, we do not know how
long we will be here, and I guess
it is best we do not. We may go just
any time. I am taking life easy a*,J
doing fine so do not get uneasy wl.e
I go across. You may not hear from
me until I get back to port, but I as
sure you I will write every chance
I get. I know you have written me
more than once and do not see why
I haven't received your letters.
Guess I had better close so I will
have something to write next time.
Hope everybody is well, and remem
ber me to all who ask of me. I can
not write to all, even those who
write to me, but I do not forget
them. I am writing this in my shack
and am feeling fine. Write to me
often. With lots of love to you all,
Your loving sailor boy,
Letter From Hezzie Grims to
His Mother Written From
July 19, 1918.
Your most kind and welcome let
ter came to hand last night and was
so glad to know you are well and to
know Papa and the boys have a pret
ty crop. I trust it will stay that way
-*-J +Vi??= fall.
b need it you can put
it in the bank for six months. I guess
it will come in good if I ever get
back. I will have something to start
on but don't hesitate to use it if you
need it for I don't know when I can
use it. I will try to make out with
what I draw over here with the help
of cigarettes you send me. It is hard
to get Chesterfield cigarettes or any
i other; kind of American tobacco.
I received a letter from Emmie
! Lou Long yesterday that was written
May ISth but believe me I was glad
to get it. You see it takes some time
for a letter to get over here but I
don't think it will take as long to
get them now as it has been.
I wrote to Huldah one day this
week. Tell Sister I will not write her
a separate letter for I have so much
to write. When I write to you I
mean it for all. Tell everybody I am
well and in good health.
Be sure to send me Calvin's pic
ture as I want to see how he looks
and write me if you know when Tom
mie Griffis is conting over but I
trust the war will close before he
Well, how are the young mules
working? Fine, I hope. Wish I could
see them. You can just imagine how
I could enjoy a good meal of vege
tables which grow in the beautiful
gardens over there. We can't get
any vegetables over here yet.
I havn't seen Walter and Billy in
some time. We ave not near each
other now. I am going to look them
up just as soon as I can.
Well, I will close. With love and
kisses and kiss all the good-looking
girls for me.
Your devoted son,
H. F. Griffis,
Co. E. 118 Inf., A. E.F.
Hampton Medlock Writes
Dear Father and Mother:
This leaves me well and feeling
fine and I truly hope it will find you
We are in France now and have
been for some time. I have not been
sick a day yet and I was not sick a
day on the ship. I just made it fine.
This is a most beautiful place for
grain and cattle. They have the most
beautiful grain and the finest cows
I have ever seen. We can buy milk
almost anywhere and get it cheap.
We get butter every day. It is given
by the government and you know
Pastor Leaves the Sweetwater
Church for Higher Field. N
Annual Meeting to
Begin at Hardy's.
We attended the Sweetwater ser
vices Sunday afternoon, and 1 heard
Mr. Allen's farewell sarmon. He
goes to Manning, c. C. Says he
will have a larger field for his
labor, and while he is in his prime
is the time for his best work. He
is a fine speaker. His dock out
there regrets losing him. They,
have a good attendance and fine
Sunday School, and Sunbeam Band.
The Sweetwater Red Cross Auxiliar
ry will haye a call meeting Tues
day 13, to arrange for a Red Cross
entertainment to be held at Sweet
water church, Saturday afternoon,
August 24. Are expecting some
fine speakers and military band of
50 pieces from Camp Hancock.
We hope to have a large attendance
on that occasion, of patriotic citi
zens, with full purses when they
come, and flat ones to go home
with. Old men, young men and
bachelors, be sure to come and
bring all the ladies you can, and
the rest of the girls will be there if
they can get a way, [and will do
Third Sunday, the Hardys pro
tracted meeting begins with al', day
services, but after Sunday, will
only have the services in the after
noon from 4 o'clock. Rev. Mr.
Kneejand will assist Mr. P. B. Lan
ham. We hope to have good ser
mons and full attendance, and a
great.blessing to fall upon us all.
We were glad to see Mrs. Toll
Glover out. She reports him doing
very well just al present. Mr.
Glover's niece. Mrs. Ros*, waa ?nt.
jed from her visit ora" mou tu w *M?_
I grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Sirrpeon
I and Mrs. Riser, at Greenville.
Mrs. Anna Mathews is visiting
relatives at Batesburg.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, and
j Mrs. H. H. Scott, Sr., motored to
I Beech Island Sunday to visit Mr.
land Mrs. L. S. Reese. Mr. James
i McClain's sister and husband have
been visiting them during the past
We see the Misses Sallie, Lena
and Nellie DeLaughter visit North
Augusta quite frequently, and often
the horse and buggy go home with
out them, and we see a large auto
mobile, driven by a mighty line
young*man-farmer, go up loaded
with ruckling young ladies, and
pretty soon he goes back down
alone, and lonely. We would not
be surprised if one of the girls
does'nt exchange homes pretty
Mr. Frank Townes gave a barbe
cue Wednesday for his girl, we
suppose as he .brought her. by go
ing to it.
We were sorry to hear of Mrs.
Alvin Stevens having been so ill
with pluracy, and am glad to' hear
she is improving, she and the chil
dren, of whooping cough.
Mrs. S. V. Bunch has been quite
sick again, and is still suffering
very much. ,
(Written for last week.)
Sunday being such a lovely day
for the flag services at Republican
we went up to them. Were very sor
ry not to have gotten there to the
opening exercises, but the roads were
so terrible, and we got stuck in the
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that just suits me.
I think the war will soon be over
and we will all be back home again.
Don't worry about me. We are hav
ing our little prayer meetings three
times a week. Several of the boys
and I are having these prayer meet
ings and every time we meet we get
more boys to join in with us. I am
talking with the boys every day.
We are having fine weather here
now. Please write to me as often as
you can and tell me how everything
is getting on and how the crops are.
Write me a long letter.
May God be with you all until we
Co. H., 118 Inf. A. E. F.