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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1918
Ridge Association Meets This
Week. Red Cross Ladies
Active. W. M. U.
The annual meeting of the Ridge
Association will be held Thursday
and Friday of this week at Ridge
Spring, S. C., in the Baptist church.
The letter from the Johnston Bap
tist church was read on Sunday morn
ing at service and adopted. The
church memebership is 370. During
the year six members have been ad
ded by baptism, eight by letter, seven
have withdrawn to unite with church
es elsewhere and three have been lost
by death. In the Sunday school there
are 410 members, with an average
attendance of about 225. The church
gave to State missions $561.45, to
home missions, $472.05, to foreign
missions, 1018. 40, home board, $20,
orphanage, $145. 90, Baptist Hospi
tal, $134. 00, aged ministers, $56,
Bible fund, $25. The church gave to
several other objects, and the sum
total ot the amount contributed dur
ing the year, including the pastors
salary, $1800.00, and improvements
on the church, about $300, is $6,009.
27. Then to benevolence the church
gave $2500.00. There will be eight
messengers to go from this church
to the association.
The Red Cross rooms were filled
on Monday and Tuesday of last week
and the order of 210 large coUon
pads, and 2,000 gauze wipes were
made in these two days. On Satur
day some of the surgical dressing
class spent the day in getting the
pads cut and cotton and gauze all
laid and folded just ready to sew.
So the helpers, after seeing one made, J
could work rapidly. The gauze wipes
were made just as fast as the cut-1
ters,could get the little squares plac
ed before them, the electric fans kept
things cool and plenty of ice water
was on hand1 so, although the weath
er was so exceedingly warm, it was
not uncomfortable at all at head-,
quarters. All would come very early
and do a morning's work before the
working hours were up. At present
there is no work at the rooms as this
was so rapidly done. The box of un- J
derwear made in July was beautiful- j
ly done, each piece bearing the Red
Cross stamp from the Johnston chap
Miss Lucile McClendon of Tim
monsvillc is the guest of Misses Fran
ces Turner and Marie Lewis.
Miss Georgie Sawyer has gone to ?
the Baptist Hospital, Columbia, for
Miss Jessie Rushton is at home
from a visit to relatives in Columbia.
Miss Jamie Bruce has returned
from a few weeks' stay in Atlanta.
Miss Myrtis, Sue and Ella Smith,
and Messrs, Earl and Jacob Smith
went to Glenn Springs on Saturday,
making a car trip.
Mrs. Eliza LaGrone and little Irene
have gone to the mountains of North
Carolina to spend a while.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell is at Tybee with
a party of friends for a two weeks'
Mrs. David D. Moorer of St.
George is visiting in the home of her
father, Mr. L. D. Kenney.
Mrs. B. L. Boatwright and chil
dren, Miss Bessie Bean and Mr. Mark
Toney have gone to Wrightsville
Mr. Earl Crouch returned last
week from Columbia Hospital where
he was operated on for appendicitis.
Everyone is delighted to see him
back again. ^
The annual meeting of the Wom
an's Missionary Union, Ridge Asso
ciation, was held at Leesville on last
Wednesday and Thursday, and from
reports it was one of the best year's
work in the Master's service by the
Baptist women, young women and
boys and girls that has ever been
held. There are 19 churches in the
association and at these there are
17 societies. The other two churches,
as far as Christian activities of its
women are concerned, are "cemeter
ies" of buried greatness. During the
year a girl's auxiliary? and Royal
Ambassadors have been organized
at churches that had none. Practically
every churcn met its apportionment,
some exceeding theirs. The Johnston
societies led in gifts. The Sunbeam
Band of Johnston gave SI 10.00 over
its apportionment. The Union gave
$2000.00 over its apportionment and
with over $2,000.00 to unapportion
ed objects, makes it over $4,000.00
A chief feature of Wednesday ev
ening was the address by Rev. Perry,
a returned missionary from China.
Rev. A. B. Kennedy who is associat
ed at Camp Jackson, had three young
soldiers with him and they gave beau
tiful music. ^
I Thursday was set aside for the
young people's day and the sessions
were enjoyed. It was wonderful to
see what the young folks could do.
Mrs. P. N. Lott is at home from
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Pickens
Kinard at Greenwood.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce contemplates
residing elsewhere during the com
ing winter. She has been oifered a
position at Coker college in the do
mestic department which she is think
ing of accepting. She will be associat
[ ed with the matron.
News comes that Mr. Garrett Tal
bert of Edgefield contemplates mak
ing Johnston his home. A cordial
welcome will await him and his es
Rev. W. S. Brooke has just closed
a splendid meeting at Meeting Street
there being 20 additional members
to the church. There was an all-day
service each day except Sunday. . 1
On the 2nd Sunday morning in \
September Dr. Z. T. Cody of Green
ville will preach here at the Baptist
church and a special service will be
held, the oe?asioh being the annual ;
business meeting of the church.
Mrs. Huiet Waters and little Hu'iet
are at home from a visit to Charles- !
Miss Lizzie Sammon of Macon, '
Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jo
Mr. and Mrs. Knight of McBean,
Ga., are guests of Mrs. Robert Tur
j Miss Mary Watkins of Cross Hill
I is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Albert
Misses Mary Dorn, Edith Ouzts
and Frances Logan of Edgefield arc j
spending this week with Miss Carrie
Mr. Charlie Nickerson of Augusta
spent the week-end with the home
During the past week there have
been two dear little girls and two
handsome boys to come to brighten
tue homes 0/ fond parents: Little
Janie Fulton Brooke in the home of
Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Brooke, and
another little girl in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. William Berry, Maser Cal
houn Kammer at the home of Mr. j
and Mrs. C. H. Kammer, and Master
Auburn Mayer at the home of Mr. |
and Mrs. Mayer. ^
Miss Askjjis of Hartsville is visit
ing Miss Loise Hoyt.
Mrs. Robert Leavell of Newberry
is visiting , her sister, Mrs. G. G.
Home Demonstration and Red
Cross Meeting at Red Hill
It was a great pleasure on Thurs
day afternoon to accompany Miss
Patti Major on her trip to Red Hill
to attend her Demonstration Club.
It was an additional pleasure to have
with us Mrs. Major of Pickens, Miss
Major being her only child and left
without a father when she was but
The meeting took place at the hos
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp
Smith near Red Hill church, their
daughter, Miss Sallie Smith being lo
cal chairman of the Red Cross auxil
iary at Red Hill. A goodly number of
ladies and girls were in attendance,
and many happy greetings were ex
changed between friends who had
not met in several months. While at
the meeting the ladies of the Mission
society and the Young Woman's Aux
iliary were busy preparing their re
ports and making plans to complete
a successful year before the close of
the associational year and the har
vest home at Horns' Creek August
28 and 29.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson talked to the
ladies about the Red Cross work, and
Mrs. Mollie Holmes, president of the
Red Hill Mission Society welcomed
the visitors, and Mrs. A. B. Young
also spoke some words of cheer.
Miss Major made a practical dem
onstration of tomato canning, and
the inspiration of her presence at
former meetings in the community
was evidenced by the fact that one
of the young ladies in the home had
cultivated a tomato patch and had
put up 125 cans. It was 8. o'clock
when all the good-byes had been said
and night had fallen when the lights
of the village were seen in the dis
A Group of Interest*]
Mr. Frank Reece Writes to His
Mother From France.
Somewhere in France.
Dear Mother and All:
I will take great pleasure in an
swering your letter I received a few
days ago. I had begun to think you
were never going to.answer my let
ter or write any more. You don't
know how glad I was to hear from
the old town of Edgefield and I
hope it won't be long before I can
be in the best town and county in
the world and with you all.
As I told you in my last letter I
like France much better than I do
England and I would not give Amer
ica for both.
Well, I guess by now you all have
had ]f)ts of peaches and fruit and
plenty of vegetables and I know ev
erything good. We are getting very
good food over here and all are get
ting along well. I wish I could
tell you all aboy?t my trip and the
many places I have been and tlie
things I have seen. I can't now but
if I ever get home again I can tell
You must not wait for a letter
from me but just write every day
and keep one on the road all the
time for I get mighty lonesome over
here. I hope you will make all write
often and just make May write every
day and if she doesn't, let me know.
I am going to cable you in a few
days if can and want you to answer
it for me. Will you? For I know you
I have seen Robert Simkins. He is
in the 115th Artillery. Tell Miss Vir
ginia that he is just as fat as he can
be. I have also seen Johnnie Holston.
He is in the 3rd Ammunition Train,
and Mack Jackson is in the 105th,
Co. Br the same train that X am in,
A'so Dave A'tterbery is in thVTOStr?'
Dave told me to tell Joe and George
to write him a letter. His address is,
Cook Dave Atterbery, Headquarters
Muster Battalion, 105th Am. Tr. So
now they can write him if they wish.
I guess it will be September before
you get this but you see just how
long it takes to get a letter home and
if you wait to answer this" your let
ter might get here about Xmas.
Please send me the Edgefield papers
every week and a letter also. Take
good care of May and treat her
good for me. Oh, say! I have another
dog just as black as can be. I got
him in England when he was just a
pup but he is a company pet now.
Don't forget to write soon and
continue as often as you can.
With all my best regards and love
to you and May.
W. D. Allen,
2nd Lt. 105 Am. Tr.
Interesting Letter From Philip
pi Soldier Boy to His Mother
August 9, 1918.
Well, I am a "soldier boy." I en
listed yesterday afternoon. They
dressed me up today and I am
to report for work tomorrow morn
ing. I don't know yet exactly what
my work will be.
I am assigned to the quartermas
ter corps department. You know they
passed a rule that went into effect
this morning that no one could vol
unteer for the army or navy. I am
glad I got in. Don't worry about me,
I will fare all right because I am go
ing to do my best.
You ought to see me. I am look
ing some fierce in my khaki suit. I
feel a bit awkward but will soon get
used to it.
I am in a Y. M. C. A. hut now.
George and I are going to stay for
the program tonight. This is the hut
that our B. Y. P. U. helped to equip.
I was over in Columbia last night.
They gave ? me a standing pass so I
can go over to the city every day if
I want to and stay from retreat at
6 o'clock to 12 o'clock. Now don't
you think that is kind for them to
treat me'like that?
I received your letter this morn
ing and sure was glad to hear from
home. I am well and having a good
time. I have an invitation over to the |
tig Letters From Our
Tabernacle Baptist church tomorrow
evening to one of Willie's B. Y. P.
TJ. socials and am expecting a huge
Mother, I wish you could have
beer here this afternoon to see the
solleys. Several thousands of them
are' going to leave for dear old
France tomorrow, I think, and they
had' a grand review. It was one of
the ynost inspiring sights I ever wit
nessed, with banners flying and the
baud playing. They marched by again
and. Again with perfect sw:ng and
step.. The tramp of their feet and the
ratt'e of their accoutrements seemed
to 35 to make as sweet music as I
A;i! If the Kaiser could only see
such sights as 1 have just told you of.
and' many others just like it that are
taking place in our camps all over
this great land of ours, it looks like
he would throw up his banda in de
spair and give u,p the hellish task he
has set out to perform.
Our boys are going over fa;t now
and they arc going to keep on going
until they knock the Kaiser n?d his
clique "sky high." They are going
over, too, with as fine training and
as fine spirits as ever an army went
forth to war.
Oh, Mother! I think the American
boys ought to be thankful to God
that they are living in the present
age, that they have an opportunity
to fight for such a righteous cause
and for such a country as ours. I
will be glad for the time to come,
when I too, can go over there.
If nothing prevents I am coming
home Saturday, the 25th.
J will close for this time.With love
to you all and' to everybody who is
interested enough to ask about me.
My:-.'ddress is, Cephas Posey Derrick,
1, Q. M. C., Camp
- Pd?T?ck B. No.
^'Ackson, S. C. ?
C. - ..'
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Burnett
Receive Letter From Son.
July 29, 1918.
My Dearest Mother and Papa:
I will write you a few lines this
morning. We are leaving here. Don't
know where we are going but I
think we will go across. I am proud
to say we have got everything pack
ed and ready to go. I will write as
soon as we get where we are going.
It will take about 14 days to get
there. Tell Uncle Bud that George is
all right. Sloan Watson and I were
together this morning. I saw Earl
Prince yesterday. He is leaving here
too. We will be close together. Don't
you all worry about me for I am
safe. I may not pass the examination
but I hope I will. I am just as hap
py as I can be for I love my country
and also my people.
All the Edgefield boys are well and
they don't mind going. It will be
about six months before we go into
battle and we are getting lots of
training now so when I get over there
I want to write every day.
They are calling me to get ready
so I will have to close. With all my
love to you all and the most to you
and Papa so don't forget my love.
All the boys are singing and seem to
be happy. I am glad to see them that
Your loving son,
T. H. Burnett,
Camp Upton, L. I.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Burnett
Receive Letter From Son
Dear Mother and Father:
As it is Sunday I will try and write
you a few lines to let you know that
I am well and I hope when this letter
reaches you it will find you well.
Mother I heard that Tommie and
George are at Greenville now. Is it
so? Tell them I say to write and let
me hear from them and for them to
let me know how they like the army.
I have been to a lot of places in
France and I saw a lot of prety plac
es here but I haven't seen any place
that looks like America. It is the
sweetest place on earth and when the j
war is over I am coming back home
and I am going to stay there too, be
lieve me. There are a lot of good
looking girls over here but the Am
ericans do look the best. I will take
the American girls for mine. There
is as much difference between the
American girls and the French girls
as there is between day and night
and when the war is over I am com
ing back to see my little American
girl. I don't think it will be long be
fore the war will be over.
You asked me in your last letter
if I got sea-sick. I sure did and I
was sick for two days and then I got
all right again. It was a good trip
for me but I like the railroad best.
Janie said that my horse was pret
ty now and I told her if I did not get
back the horse was hers and if you
don't need the buggy sell it for when
I get back I am going to get an au
to to -enjoy life. Mother tell Janie
I know she is having a hard time
about going to church now but when
I get back she and I will enjoy life
Mother, you said that you pray
for your child who is away to come
back home so that you all would be
happy one more time and if the Lord
is with me I am coming back. Then
we will all be happy together. Give
Grandpa my love and tell him to
write for I think of him every day.
Mother, be sure and can some
peaches for me. I am not there to
eat them off the tree but- if you can
them they will keep till I come back
and it will make us all happy to sit
down and enjoy thenm It will make
us all think of old times, won't it?
How is Johnnie and the baby May,
too? How arc little Carrie and Ollie?
It looks like they would write one or
two lines to let me hear from them
for I do love to get mail from home.
My address is this : American Expedi
tionary Forces, France.
Give Uncle Bud my love and tell
Leona and Lena I say it looks like
they might write to their old cousin
Your loving child,
Mr?-. Hugh Harrison Receives
Letter From Her Son in
July 7, 1918,
16th Aero Squadron,
A. E. F.
My Dear Mother:
You should have witnessed our
fourth of July celebration over here.
; I'm sure it would have filled you
' with great joy. I witnessed the great i
est aeroplane formation flight I have !
ever seen. They were all British ma- j
chines flown by Royal Flying Corps
pilots, and they came over from one
of their neighboring aviation fields,
all flying in battle formation. The
sky was just lit?rally black, and it
was just wonderful the way they
kept together in all of their stunts
At certain signals given by the com
manders they would all do exactly
the same, looping tail-pinnings and
vrilling (French, pronounced veree),
and in fact there are very few
things that were ever done in an
aeroplane that they did not do. They
were flying the United States flag
in honor of the day on which we de
clared our independence of England,
so you see there is the best of feel
ings between the British and us (or
U. S.). They flew low to the ground
and dropped a number of little silk
flags, the British war flags, for sou
In addition to the aerial exhibi
tion we had an athletical meet later
on in the evening and the air-service
fellows came out ahead in nearly all
of the contests that we had.
I don't know whether you have
read about it or not, but the avia
tion section of the signal corps no
longer belongs to the army but has
been changed to Air Service, and
now is a distinct branch of its own.
There is just as much difference in
it as there is between the army and
navy. We will have different insig
nias and uniforms from the ones we
used to have so we are now in the
U. S. Air Service.
I would write a longer letter,
Mother, but this is ail the writing
paper I have so will have to close.
Love to all.
Your devoted son.
Mr. Roper Day Receives Letter
From His Brother George
July 21, 1918.
182 Aero Sqdr.
Near the close of another Sunday
but just time to write a short letter
before it gets dark for after that we
are out of luck if we want to -write.
(Continued on page Five)
Protracted Services. Woman's
Missionary Society Met,
Red Cross Concert at
The weeks come and go so rap
idly we get very little done, and are
so tired trying to do all the time.
Third Sunday has come and
gone. Our pastor was late arriving
at his post, but after be made his
excuses for tardiness, and said he
had all the feeding, milking, and
mornings work to do, and wag
tired, we could sympathize with
him, and wondered if he ever does
with thos? of us who have it all to
do every day, Sunday not excepted.
Then he said this was his fourth
week of protracted meetings and he
was tired and nervous.
The weather is too intensely hot
to keep quiet without gettingsleepy.
We were glad to have some of
our Trenton friends down with us
at services Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Wise, and daughters. Also
Miss Sallie Mae Miller and brother,
Miss Sallie Mae very kindly as
sisted with the music. Also Mrs.
Wise. Mr. and Mrs. Timmerman.
and gave us some beautiful new
pieces, m which we enjoyed and
thanked them very much. Hope
they will come often. Mr. and
Mrs. Will Walker, and Mr. and
Mrs. Verdery, of North Auguata,
were with us also.
Our W. M. S. met last Thursday
at Mr. Walter Stevens hospitable
bbme. They appointed delegates
for the W.-M. U. at Horn's Creek,
?8lh and 29th, and have a splendid
report to make. After the busfuess
was finished, the Ked Cross offi
cers held a short session to com
plete their arrangements for the en
tertainment at Sweetwater, Satur
day August 24th ut 5 o'clock. We
hope to have the band of music
from Camp Hancock. The Jazz
band. Also have Mr. - to
give an address. There will be ice
oreajn-for. sale by the ladies, for. the
benefit of the" Ked Cross. We in
vite all who will, to come and en
joy the music by this tine band of
soldiers, and listen to the speaking.
Be sure not to leave without help
ing tbe Red Cross. We have 32
names on our roll now, and almost
all, are W. M. S. members also.
We are proud ol' our two bands
now, and are doing some good work,
hgpe to do better as the weeks
We heard of another young man
bringingin a new bride, Dr. Tray
lor Briggs, we bea?*, was married on
Saturday 17th to Miss Gary, of Ab
beville, S. C. They left immedi
ately for the mountains of North
Carolina for their honey moon. We
congratulate Dr. Briggs, and wish
them both much happiness. Hope
they will settle in our community,
for we cannot afford to lose our
Mail Goes Astray.
The following notice has been
-received by the local postobVe de
partment from headquarters at
Washington and it explains why a
great number of packages and let
ters written to soldiers is returned
lo the senders:
"The chief cause of the nonde
livery of mail intended for soldiers
in the military camps in the United
States is insufficiency of address.
''Postmasters are, therefore, en
joined to notify the relatives and
friends of soldiers that unless mail
is addressed to company and regi
ment or other distinctive organiza
tion, delays in delivery or failure to
deliver may result, and to urge upon
patrons the necessity for placing
correct and complete addresses and
return cards upon all classes of mail
intended for soldiers, particularly
at this time when many new men
are being inducted into the service
and the old units are being trans
ferred to different camps."
Little Charles, who had been lis
tening for some time to the conver
sation between his mother and a
woman caller, finally said: "Mama,
are all neighbors wicked?"
"Of course not, dear," replied his
mother, "but why do you ask such a
"Because you and Mrs. Smith have
not said a single thing nice about
any of them today."