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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1918
Methodist Church to Be Ded
icated. Bishop Darlington
to Preach.'Capt. War
ren Arrived Safely.
Sunday, September 1, will be a
Red Letter da^ at the Methodist
church, for at this tine their church
will be dedicated. Bishop Darlington
will preach on this occasion. The
beautiful and sweet toned pipe or
gan has been installed and special
music will be a feature of the day.
Sunday, August 25, Anti-Cigaret
Day, was observed here by the W. C.
T. U. A number of the rad, white
and blue pledge cards were gotten
from the State superintendent, and
these were all given to the teachers
of the Sunday schools, and they were
to get the cards signed by the boys
who would not smoke the cigaret.
These flags will all be returned
to the superintendent who will make
a large flag of them and display it at
the State convention at Marion, S. C.
The High School will begin hore
on Monday, September 9th, and al
ready young folks are counting their
Mr. and Mrs. Darling Johnson
have moved to Columbia. Their
daughter, Miss Ella Johnson >.ho
has completed a business COUT-.- has
a position there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Watsor ire at
home from a two weeks' visit to
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stirnen visited
at Edgefield this week.
Mrs. J. A. Lott and Master Marion
?and Mrs. Lewis Blount and children
have returned from the mountains of
Mrs. Robert Leavell has returned
to Newberry after a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. G. G. Waters.
Miss Witt of Saluda has been vis
iting relatives here.
Mrs. J. A. Dozier has returned
from Flat Rock, N. C. where she
. - two weeks with relatives.
The dwelling "of "???T. B. L." Reames
on his lot in East Johnston, is well
under way, and at an early date can
It was a great pleasure last week
to see Veteran W. L. Quattlebaum
out on the streets, since it has been
many months since he was was able
tobe out. He is at an advanced age
and some time ago he had an attack
of paralysis. For about six years he
has been in a rolling chair. This gift
came to him from the Mary Ann
Buie chapter, U. D. C.
Mr. Edwin Mobley has gone to
join his family who are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Hamilton.
Mrs. Charlie Brunson of Augusta
is visiting her father. Mr. Henry
Miss Gladys Padgett of Edgefield
has been the guest of relatives and
Miss Mollie Waters is at home
from a visit to Mrs. Cook McKie of
Miss Hallie White has returned
from Little Mountain, N. C. after a
two months stay.
Miss Irene Montgomery of Spar
tanburg has been the guest of Miss
Mr. Albert Lott is at home from
a fishing party in the lower part of
Miss Annie Crouch returned last
week from a two months stay in New
York, having been engaged in special
study of the languages. She will
teach during the coming winter.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell returned last
week from a twp weeks' stay at Ty
bee jvith a party of friends.
Mrs. C. D. Kenny and Mrs. D. D.
Moorer have gone to Lynchburg, S.
C. to visit relatives. They will also
visit at Maxton, N. C. before their
Mrs. Walter Ouzts was the guest
of Mrs. Octavia Rushton during the
Miss Clara Sawyer was a visitor
in Columbia during last week.
Mrs. J. M. Turner and Mrs. B. T.
Adams are in North Augusta visiting
their sister, Mrs. Sallie Stanfield.
Mr. Ben Cogburn of Neece and
Miss May Cogburn of Laurens are
guests of their sister, Mrs. M. W.
Miss Edith White' has returned to
Bamberg after a visit to relatives
here and in the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long moved
from our town last week to make
their home elsewhere. Mrs. Long has
been spending a part of the summer
Capt. Henry Tillman Tells Of
Voyage Over Sea.
Following are extracts from a per
sonal letter from Capt. Henry C. Till
man, of the 61st Coast Artillery as
published in the Greenwood Index:
"On the Deep Blue, Near France."
You can never appreciate the
beautiful sameness of this old ocean
until you have crossed it once. But
don't do that until the submarines
have been put out of business They
are a constant menace to the pleasure
of such a voyage. You cannot fully
realize the dastardly deviltry of the
little beasts until you get on one of
these life belts and sleep in your
clothes a few hot nights in the bow
els of the ship.
"But here's another side to the pic
ture to<% The next time you hear any
one say anything about the United
States Navy, son, you get up on your
hind legs and salute. The infernal
beast may get this ship yet, in which
case you will not get this letter, but
Uncle Sam's Jackies have seen one
and a quarter million men safely ov
er and that is some feat-believe me.
We are in the war zone and prob
ably will see land tomorrow, but
most of us will sleep sound tonight,
and thank God for a navy that is not
afraid. I think these fellows on the
boat would actually go out of their
way to see a sub. And these destroy
ers are some boats!
You know as much as anyone how
I loved my father and how much I
revere his memory and you will there
fore know what I think of the de
stroyers when I tell you that I
j would rather Secretary of the Navy
I Daniels had named a destroyer after
him than any other type of boat.
They are wonderful little boats and
are certainly doing more than their
bit to win' this war.
Our second day out was a bit
rough as it gets to be in the summer
time and I tell you there were some
sick boys on this boat. Most of
our Greenwood boys were as sick as
the.resi of them. Gaines and I prov-,
ed t"S-^?*gfx>?'-?ailot? ?nctaicither of j
us got the least bit sick.
"We get wireless messages on the
ship and keep up with the main news
j of the day. We are all anxious to see
?the full details of the American
French-offensive. We are all feeling
fine and now the gang is ready for
any fate that comes. Of course we
have not forgotten the homes we
came from but most of us are over
here on business and just as soon as
is over we will be wending our way
back to the same little towns we came
from. That is, most of us will and
those of us who happen not to come
back will be long remembered by the
rest of us. The men are in earnest
and making good soldiers. They will
give a good account for themselves.
"Well, enough for today. I will not
j close because I will want to add a
postscript when I see France.
P.'S. Well, we are in sight of land
First and island and then the main
land of France. Poor France-but
the Yanks are coming. H. C. T.
We have already received several
large shipments of ladies', Misses'
and children's hats.
Miss Mary Kolland, who was with
us last season, will be with us again.
She will arrive next Monday.
with her mother.
Maj. and Mrs. F. M. Warren have
received a cablegram from their son,
Capt. John Warren, stating his safe
Master Carlisle Thacker who has
been ill with fever is now able to sit
up and is convalescing rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mobley of
Thompson, Ga., have been visiting in
the home of Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Mrs. Lucy McLenna has returned
from a visit to relatives at Green
ville and Newberry.
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott have
returned from Lynville Falls, N. C.
Rev. W. S. Brooke has been grant
ed a leave of absence from his pul
pit for the month of September. He
has been selected to canvass the
Ridge Association district for edu
cational purposes and has decided to
do it at this time. There will be no
morning service for September ex
cept 2nd Sunday morning at which
time Dr. Z. T. Cody of Greenville
will preach, and on 1st, 3rd and 4th
Sunday evenings Mr. Brooke will fill
A Group of Interesting Letters From Our
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Prescott able *to make a crop now soon. I
Receive Letter From Their
Son in France.
I Dear Mother and All:
Well, r guess this will be my last
chance to write to you all for some
time as I am going out tomorrow
night to try my hand on the Germans
for the first time and I hope you all
will not worry over me as I am get
ting along all right so far and I am
praying every day for the time to
come when I will come sailing home
to you all again.
This is a beautiful country over
here, but give me the States for
mine. I haven't seen a pretty girl
since I left America. These French
damsels may be beautiful to their
French beaus but they sure don't
look good to us.
Father, I hope you will make a
good crop this year as I know how
you need it these hard times. .1 am
certainly glad you like your work
with Mr. Alford.
You all are certainly having a
good time over there to what the
poor people here are having. The
women and children are harvesting
the grain here now and I just wish
the people in America could see these
poor women gathering the grain.
They cut it with a hook with their
hands. I could carry all they cut in
my arms as fast as they cut it and
at the same time play all of the ar-f-.
my games, so you can guess for
yourself how slow they are. They
are always on the go though. I wish
every man in America could know
the hardships of the women and
children over here since the war
started. It just makes my heart ache
to see them.
Janie, you are certainly blessed
with a good home, and I know Moth
and Father will take the best care of
certainly have got to buckle down
to it^ when I come home. Ruth and
I both will surely have to stir. I
think I" will soon be home. Chances
are good and everything looks bright
I think all of us boys will soon re
turn. Won't that be a happy day?
I don't think any of this last
draft will ever cross. I am so glad to
know the Ryan boys like army life.
The army is all right as long as you
are riot so far from home. I like the
army- myself. We boys have a good
Mama , this is my address: Co. B.
118th Inf. A. E. F., via New York.
I ..will close with much love and
many kisses for you all. Give Ruth
my love and kiss her for me. Write
sooifand a long letter.
You said Harvy could plow like
a man. He always was smart. Tell
him* to stick to it. It will make a
man of him. The boys will be lots of
help to Papa. Tell Harvey I say to be
a sport and give the girls a good
time He has got the brass all right.
Give all of the colored people my
bes?* wishes. May God be with us
until we meet again.
Your devoted son,
W. L. Bryan.
yon. a?id'tht baby until I cojneJ&ack?
f"zxn glad that you have been down
and stayed some with Mabel. I know
she was sweet to you for she is one
I haven't seen a German since I've
been here except a few prisoners
! b^f guess after today I will see quite
I a pew.
There are lots of little villages
over here. We have been to a num
ber of places but couldn't find any
thing of much interest to me.
Will Bryant and I went out once
since we have been here and we got
lost and were gone a day and night
before we found our company.
I saw Billy Byrd a few days ago
for the first time in a long while and
sure was glad to see him too. He
looks well-just as fat as he can be.
Well, Mother, it is getting supper
time so I will have to say goodbye
to you all for this time. Don't know
when I can write you all again but
rest assured that I will write every
chance I get.
I wish you would send me the dear
old Advertiser every week as it will
be a great comfort to me to get the
Write to me as often as you can.
?My address is the same except A. P.
?O. No. 749. Love to all.
Stobo F. Prescott.
W. L. Bryan Writes to His
Mother From France.
July 29, 1918.
Your most welcome letter received
and was so glad to hear from you
all and so glad to know you were
well. I am well and in the best of
health. Do trust this will find you
all the same. I have written you all
J several letters and I guess you have
gotten them by this time. I haven't
had but one letter from Ruth and
that one was written while I was at j
Long Island. The mail must have
been blocked by some means, but I
guess I will get some mail now. I
hope so anyway.
We are sure having lots of rain
though we have no right to complain
for we have had so much pretty
weather. We boys surely have been
blessed since we crossed the water.
No one out of our company has been
sick and that is a lot to say. .
France is a beautiful place but
nothing to compare with Carolina.
I am glad to know that Papa has
a good crop. Do hope he will make
lots of money for it takes so much
to run his business. I hope I will be
Letter to Mrs. Sam Agner
From Her Son, Mr. John
My. Dear Mother and Father:
How are you all getting along?
Fine. I truly hope. This leaves me
getting on just fine. I am somewhere
on ?the sea and am certainly enjoying
it but am thinking of you all.
Mother, if I can just get over
there and back safely won't that be
good. I have not been afraid on the
sea since starting because I know
that. God is with me on the sea as
- as on lani? Don't worry because
i you know thaf I lived a Christian
life at home and that I will sti?i-'
live the right kind of life.
There was great pleasure at home
while I was there but you know if
I can get back home again it surely
will be greater pleasure. I guess I
will have something to tell you all.
Well, I will close for this time.
Will write you all another letter as
soon as I get to where I am going
and then you all can write me a
As I have asked you all a good
many times not to worry, please do
not. Just think I am going not only
to save our country but to ifave
my life and you all, too, and each
and every one of us.
As I sit here and look at the
waves on the sea it makes me think
of the time you went to Charleston
and went out to the Isle of Palms.
Mother, it made me just a little
sick when I first started but it is
not so bad now. You can write and
tell Sister and Brother Eddie where
There is preaching at the Grove
church tomorrow and I know you
all will go. You know if I were at
home that I would be right there,
too. I guess you all have fixed that
bridge so you can go to church now.
You asked me in the last letter
if that was a picture of me and my
girl. It was just one that I bought
at Camp Sevier.
Well, I will close for this time
with many good wishes and lots and
lots of love to you all. I hope to see
you all soon. May God bless each
and every one of us is in each one
of my prayers. Tell all "howdy" for
me. I will send you my address next
time I write.
.Your devoted son,
John E. Agner.
Musical Given for Endowment
On Tuesday evening, August 20,
a musical was given at the home of
Mrs. A. A. Woodson for_the purpose
of raising money toward endowing
a bed in the hospital at Neuilley,
The War Relief Committee of the
Edgefield chapter U. D. C. have
started this fund and so far have
raised over $50.00. The amount of
contributions received on this occa
sion was $22.06. A special feature of
the evening was the auctioning off?
of a lily, which brought $5.00.
Must Economize in Use of
Washington, Aug. 27.-The fuel
administration today eilled upon
the public in States east of the Mis
sissippi River to cease using all
classes of automobiles, with a few
named exceptions, motorcycles and
motor boats on Sundays until
further notice, as a gasoline conser
vation measure. Only voluntary
compliance with the letter and
spirit of the request will prevent
the issuance of a mandatary order
prohibiting the use of gasoline on
Sundays, it was declared at the fuel
administration. Automobiles for
hire are included in the curtailment
program. Motor vehicles to which
the restrictions do not apply were
Tractors and motor trucks em
ployed in actual transportation of
Vehicles of physicians, used in
performance of professional du
Ambulances, fire apparatus, po
lice patrol wagons, undertakers
wagons and conveyances used, for
Railway equipment using gaso
Repair outfits emplpyed by tele
phone and public service compa
Motor vehicles on errands of
necessity in rural communities
where transportation by steam or
electricity is not available.
The action was taken by the fuel
administration, it was stated, to
meet a threatened shortage of gaso
line for shipment overseas, created
by increased domestic demands and
extensive military operations in
"The United States fuel admin
istration considers it necessary that
a hmited conservation of gasoline
be undertaken in the States east of
the Mississippi, in view of the in
creased demand for gasolinp for
war purposes aud the paramount
obligation of meeting promptly and
fully, all overseas requirements,"
.said a statement issued jointly, by
"Administrator Garfield and'^JVKrrk
S. Requa, director of tha oil divi
sion of the fuel administration.
"An appeal is made therefore,-to |
the people of the United State
east of the Mississippi River to ex
ercise rigid economy in the con-1
sumption of gasoline during the
next few weeks as a necessary and
practical act of patriotism.
Wa necessities are being ard
wiil continue to be promptly and
fully met, but this is the period of
the year when consumption of gas
oline is at its highest, and the in
creased domestic demands, together
with the extensive military opera
tions in France, have rendered nec
essary, for a limited period, the
adoption of safeguards against pos
"In view of the difficulty, if not
the impossib'ility, of differentiating
between the various uses to which
automobiles are applied the United
States fuel administration believes
that the greatest measure of econo
my can be el?ected with the least
interference with the business of
the country through the discontin
uance of the use of all classes of
motor vehicles, . motor boats and
motorcycles on Sundays.
"The United States fuel adminis
tration therefore requests that in
the section of the United States
nast of the Mississippi River there
shall bea discontinuance of the use
of the vehicles above specified in
cluding all such as are operated for
hire, on each Sunday hereafter until
notified thar the need for such dis
continuance has ceased."
After listing the exceptions to
the request, the F' ?tement makes an
appeal "to the patriotic men and
women of America, east of the Mis
sissippi River, to undertake, volun
tarily, additional conservation in the
operating of their own automobiles,
A prominent and very business
man on returning from lunch found
a slip on his desk asking: him to call
up a certain number on the tele
phone. He did so and this conversa
"Do you want' nie?"
"I don't know."
''Well, I haven't any time to be
fooling away; do you want me? Who
are you anyway?"
"This is the insane asylum. If you
think you ought to be here, why,
Protracted Meeting Closed.
Red Cross Entertainment.
Meeting at Horn's
The protracted meeting at Hardy's
closed on Friday afternoon and there
were five baptized. One will be bap
tized on next service Sunday. Mr.
Kneeland gave us fine sermons each
day. We hope to hear him again. We
did not have large congregations any
day I am sorry to say, but those who
came enjoyed the sermons very much.
The Red Cross Auxiliary had a
very delightful concert by the Jazz
Band from Camp Hancock Saturday
afternooon and a fine address by Mr.
Curtis, also one by Mr. J. L. Mims,
which were enjoyed by quite a large
audience out in front of historic old
Sweetwater church. A most beauti
ful place for it, in the shade of the
church as the sun was sinking in the
West. There was a stand erected
just at the outside of the large col
umns for the speakers and two large
United States flags floated over their
heads. The young men in khaki; seat
ed just below the speakers, dispensed
sweet music for us all. We Red Cross
ladies served them a substantial sup
per before they returned'to camp as
we knew their supper hour would
have passed. It fully repaid us ' for
the sacrifice of a part of our sugar
allowance when we saw those fine
fellows enjoying each mouthful of
that supper so much. Almost every
one of us carried a fried- chicken
and they seemed delighted with the
chicken. Everything was chicken,
chicken-but not rice, for we cannot
get any more rice until the new crop
is gathered, so we are told. We do
like to have some in the house but
cannot get it yet.
After the soldiers had finished eat
! ing we sold what was left of the sup
per and wished we had carried more. "V
We sold all the ice cream out and
wished we had had more. Those who
attended were very generous and
gave.freejy, so^aiUn all we consider-,
ed we did line and thank all for their
Next comes this week the Wom
an's Missionary Union at Horn's
Creek. We hope to be able to attend
j but feel so badly just now, so com
? pletely worn out, don't know wheth
I er we can get there or not.
Why don't we hear of some good
church work by our men? Are they
going to let the women do it all?
We attended the Sunday School con
vention which was the men's work,
but somehow I can't help being
I proud of the women's work for they
Isecm to take more interest than the
men and have such nice Sunbeam
Bands. Mrs. Walter Stevens is doing
a fine work with her two bands, Har
dys and Sweetwater children.
Miss Jennie Briggs, who has been
visiting her brother, Mr. Will Briggs
and family, has returned home.
Miss Marjorie McKie is back from
her visit to Miss Wise of Trenton.
Mrs. H. F. Cooper and daughters
attended Camp Meeting at Ninety
Six last week and returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wright and
baby visited his parents last week.
The Misses DeLaughter have been
quite sick with chills, so has Miss
Luda Briggs. .
Mis*s Fannie Munday was suffering
from indigestion last week.
Mrs. Alvin Stevens and her three
children are still shut in with whoop
Mis. Milton Barker is very much
under the weather, she thinks, with
malaria. Mr. Barker came home Sat
urday night from a visit to his old
home place in Tennessee.
Mr. Judd Scott is home on a fur
lough from the naval station at
Rhode island, to be with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Scott, Jr., a few
We were glad to see Mrs. Georgia
Hammond out at the entertainment
Saturday afternoon. She told us she
would not have known it if she had
not read Hardys Happenings. Sever
al others said the same. We are glad
if our happenings brought so many
out to help U3. J
We noticed Dr. Traylor Briggs and
his bride pass, so they are at home
from th,eir trip to the mountains
and he is ready to minister to the
sick, if there are any calls for him
now. They motored to Augusta Mon