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VOL. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1918 N0.27
Beautiful New Methodist
Church Dedicated. Mr.
Satcher Will Move to
On Sunday morning the beautiful
Methodist church was dedicated to
the Lord, every indebtedness on it
having been paid some time since.
The dedication was a solemn and im
pressive one and the church was well
filled, there being no services at the
other churches. Seated on the pulpit
with the pastor, Rev. J. H. Thacker
were Dr. R. E. Stackhouse, a former
pastor, Bishop Darlington, Rev. Ham
lin Etheredge and Rev. Shiver.
Special and very sweet music, an
thems and solos were rendered, Mrs.
L. S. Maxwell presiding at the new
pipe organ. The scripture from the
old testament was read by Dr. Stack
house and that from the new Testa
ment by Rev. Etheredge, the Bishop
offering the prayer. The sermon by
"Bishop Darlington was most impres
sive and appropriate, and he based
his discourse on the following vers
es: "I will build my church, and the \
gates of hell shall not prevail against j
it," and "The Lord loveth the gates
of Zion." He then stated that he
ivanted, reverently, to add the words
of Woodrow Wilson in his text: "If
the world be saved, the church of
God must lead the way." Following
the sermon the stewards, board of
directors were called forward and
they stood around the chancel as the
Bishop pronounced the blessing of
the Lord on His- building and the
workers, Mr. J. D. Eidson presenting
the church. The officials were Messrs.
J. D. Eidson, H. W. Crouch, 0. M.
Eidson, H. G. Eidson, C. 1). Kenny,-'
Earl Smith. After singing "I Love
Thy Church, 0 Lord," the services
Rev. Walker, pastor of the M. E.
-church and Mr. ' Mouzon Smith of
* Edgefield attended services on Sun
day morning at the Methodist church.
On Sunday there was a general
heeding of the request of the gov
ernment to save gasoline. Quite a
number of out of town church mem
bers came in to service in buggies,
and as far as practical, a number of
town folk walked. In the afternoon
there were very few, if any, joy rid
ers out, and to those who like to en
joy the cool verandas on a Sunday
afternoon the absence of the kalei- j
doscopic views of cars whirling by,
and dust thrown, was all a positive |
On Wednesday evening the prayer
meeting hour at the Baptist church
was devoted to hearing reports from
the Ridge association held at Ridge
Baptist church. Mr. J. C. Lewis stat
ed that he was impressed with the
fine attendance of 100 delegates, and
about every church reported having
given over its apportionment. A "un
ity of purpose" seemed to be the pre
vailing thought in the work. The
great value of Christian education
was realized for "if the world is
brought of Jesus, and the church be
a great power," it must be done
through this channel.
Mr. Fred Parker gave several
points that impressed him from the I
introductory sermon, and told of the j
R. A. Demonstration. Rev. Brooke
added here, that one of the most im
pressive features of the association
was that participated in by the young
men and that the prayers of Mr. Par
ker and Mr. Willis Holmes who con- j
ducted the R. A. impressed the body I
as nothing else did. Mr. Will Sawyer
said that a question kept coming in
to his mind during the association,
, "Where are the business roen?" This
was discussed on the floor and some
thought the association needed more
discipline. There should be less dis
cussions and more pertaining to real
business transactions. Some thought
the sermons could be eliminated hav
ing just real business on a business
basis, thereby getting the business
man to attend. Others felt the ad
dresses and sermons to be inspira
tion for greater endeavor-the only
way to appeal to the masses.
Mr. S. J. Watson gave a financial
statement of the leading churches;
Johnston in the lead, Ridge, second,
Batesburg, third. To missions John
ston gave $3,000, to all purposes
$6,089.00; Ridge gave to missions
$2,600, and Batesburg gave $1,463.
The total amount given by the entire
association of 18 churches was $12,
301.00. Last year it gave $7,258,
which shows a fine increase in gifts.
Official Report of the Primary Election of 1918
Congress * For
Second D?3trict I Legislature
Edgefield No. 1.
Edgefield No. 2,
306 984 245 312 760 67 949 215 502 68 463 ,299 982 984 581 1333 568 745 1339 1339 1339
The report on woman's work was
best ever read at any associati
There were six R. A.'s organized d
ing the year in the association.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer is at ho
again after a pleasant visit to r<
Miss Irene Montgomery (of L
drum is visiting Mrs. J. A. Lott.
Miss Hallie White left on Thu
?day for Leesville where she will hi
charge of the music department
the high school.
Miss Marion Mobley has gone
Charlotte, N. C. where she will teai
Everyone was delighted to see fl
Franklin Perry here on Sunday. ]
is in Charleston in the navy.
Lieut. Preston Lewis of Wayni
boro, Ga.,, spent the week-end he
Joe Haltiwanger who has been
Camp Jackson, has been sent to Nc
Jersey, this probably being his la
visit here to the home of his parer
before going over seas.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn
Greenwood and Mrs. Desaussure H
gan of Congaree are guests in tl
home of their parents, Mr. and Mi
Mrs. J. M. Turner and B. T. A
ams are visiting relatives in Bar:
Miss Luelle Norris of Columb
spent thc week-end here with tl
Mrs. M. R. Wright and childre
have gone to Newberry to visit re
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer of Columbi
are visiting Mrs. LaGrone near towi
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Eidson are a
home from a two weeks visit to th
mountains of North Carolina.
Mrs. Osborne has returned t
Charleston after a visit to her daugh
ter, Mrs. Huiet Waters.
Mr.?. Mena Calhoun is the guest o
Mrs. W. L. Coleman and her friend
here are giving her a cordial wei
I Mrs. G. D. Walker, little Elizabeth
?and Miss Orlena Cartledge have gon
?to the mountains to spend a while.
.Bishop Darlington and Dr. Stack
house were entertained during thei
stay in Johnston in the home of Mr
H. W. Crouch.
Mr. W. W. Satcher has purchasec
a home in North Augusta and in i
few months he and his family wil
take up their abode here. Some time
since he sold his residence in Wes1
Mrs. J. W. Browne and childrer
are at home from a two months staj
in the mountains.
Misses Sue, Mertis and Ella Smith
have returned from Glenn Springs.
The friends of Mrs. J. W. Mobley
will be glad to know that she is im
proving after a serious operation
last week at the City Hospital in Co
The first Sunday in every month
the collection of the Sunday school
classes of the Baptist church is given
to the Connie Maxwell orphanage
and on September 1st the collection
amounted to $20.25.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton has gone to
the mountains, hoping to be benefit
ted, having been sick for about two
Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Crouch are now
domiciled on North Edisto Street.
Mrs. Roebuck of Oglethorpe, Ga.,
has been visiting her sister, Mr3. Fan
Mr. and Mrs. Manning Simmons
entertained with a delightful spend
the day party last Tuesday, all pres
ent being relatives and a happy day
was spent. Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. H. A.- Simmons and children
of Saluda, Mrs. Albert Bledsoe and
children of Rockton, S. C., Mrs.
Claud Crouch of Saluda, S. C., Mrs.
Ben Clary and ohildren of Flat Rock,
N. C., Mrs. Pierce Bledsoe and chil
dren of Bethlehem.
The Second Primary Election.
The Advertiser publishes this week
the official vote for Edgefield county
as tabulated by the County Demo
cratic Executive committee last
Thursday. As some changes have
been made in the statement, it is
worth while to' study the votes that
were cast in the different boxes for
the several candidates. The official
count did not change very materially
the total number of votes that any
candidate received. There will be no
second race for any county office but
our people should vote Tuesday, Nov.
10, in the second primary for candi
dates for State office, the following
being in the second race:
United States senator: Thomas H.
Peeples, Columbia, and W. P. Pol
Attorney general: Claud N. Sapp,
Columbia, and S. M. Wolfe, Ander
Commissioner of agriculture: B.
Harris and W. D. Garrison, both of
Railroad commissioner: H. H. Ar
nold, Spartanburg, and A. A. Rich
Congressman Fourth district: Hor
ace L. Bomar and S. J. Nichols, Spar
Heme Demonsration Meeting
In company with Misses Patti Ma
jor, Ruth DeLoach. Laura Bailey, !
and Mrs. Major we went over to i
Trenton one day last week and en- U
joyed a very helpful meeting of the ;
Trenton Home Demonstration club, j
The meeting was held at the home (
of Mrs. J. D. Mathis, where on the 11
cool and shady piazza all the ladies j,
were seated. It was a great pleasure jj
to meet with many kind friends and1,
to hear a splendid address on sugar'?
and clothing conservation given by j,
Miss Laura Bailey of Rock Hill who ? <
is in the employment of the govern-1 j
ment for this, purpose, being a grad- ?
uate of Winthrop college, and a spec- ]
ialist in the domestic art department. ?
Miss Bailey is a very attractive as J
well as practical speaker along these '.
lines. She gave an ocular demonstra- ]
tion of the making of a sugarless, '.
flourless cake, made of barley flour
(bought of L. T. May), and mixed!;
with Karo corn syrup instead of ]
sugar. She recommnded the white ]
corn syrup very highly, as a substi- ;
tute for sugar which is becoming a ?
Miss Major is making a success of
the Home Demonstration meetings, :
which are becoming more and more :
popular as the people feel the need ?
of conservation and practical advice. 1
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
FOR SALE: 200 bushels of Ful
ghum oats at $1.50 per bushel and
50 bushels of wheat at .$2.25 per
bushel. Apply to M. C. Parker.
Woman's Christian Tempe:
Monday afternoon an unusual
interesting meeting of the W. C. r
U. took place at the home of Mr
Mamie N. Tillman, the beautiful 01
oTTidoors being selected as the bael
ground for the assemblage.
Chairs were placed out under tr
trees and here all ages were seatei
the best part being performed by tl
children. The piazza was used as
stage, and from here some of th
W. C. T. U. babies were introducec
First in age was Samuel Francis Lc
?jan who was presented by the unio
lyith a Baby Book, Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn, one of the superintendents o
Flower Mission department, perform
.."^?tuis pleasant service for the un
ion. Francois a?d "Raymond Doug?a
Rogers were also presented, thei
mother Mrs. Raymond Rogers beini
a faithful member of the Edgefieli
union. It was the custom of the W
C. T. U. to present each baby wit!
a silver spoon, but the National W
C. T. U. has announced that neithe:
materials nor workmanship can b<
procured any more during the perioc
of the war so the baby books arc
After the introduction of babie;
ind visitors who were present, thc
patriotic play entitled ''Love ant
Loyalty" was given by the children
under the direction of Miss Gladys
Lyon. The piazza was decorated in
'Old Glory" and the French flag and
flowers. The playlet began by four
little boys costumed in overalls and
straw hats and holding hoes who
"lemonstrfcted their value to Uncle
3am as farmers and gardeners. These
tvere Munroe Swearingen, Hansford
Mims, John Curran Feltham and Ged
Then came four little sunbonnet
iirls with sprinkling cans who sang
i patriotic song to the tune, "There's
a Long, Long Trail A-Winding."
These little girls were Mary and Mar
tha Thurmond, Margaret Strom and
Rebecca Arthur who also offered
their services to Uncle Sam. Then
:ame the cooks and we all know that
'Civilized man cannot live without
:ooks." These were three very little
?irls, Maizie Kemp, Almina Swearin
?ren and Miriam Anderson, one with
a spoon, one with a sifter, the other
carrying a pan, saying that they were
"for Mr. Hoover, and would surely
maneuver to save up food for Uncle
Sam." And then came the Red Cross
knitters each carrying a bag and ma
nipulating their needles on genuine
articles. They were Rachel Arthur,
Mary Lyon, Julia Strom and Ruth
Hart who sang "Comin' Thro' the
Rye" to a knitting song.
When all had show their patriot
ic zeal for Uncle Sam, Jack Feltham,
he came out on the piazza accompa
nied by Aunt Columbia, Eleanor
Mims, and thanked the children, but
said there was another cause which
needed assistance and announced
that Aunt Columbia would tell a
story for them. She related the sad
fate of the little French orphans
across the sea, and asked the W. C.
T. U. to help, and at the close of the
play the French orphan box was
passed around by Mary and Martha
Thurmond and $5.60 was collected
for this fund.
A report was made by Mrs. J. B.
Kennerly, superintendent of the Sun
day school department, of the work
done on Anti-Cigarette Sunday.
At the Baptist Sunday school, the
superintendent, Mr. J. H. Cantelou,
made a splendid address on the evils
of the cigarette and a cartoon was
placed on the blackboard by Miss
Eliza Mims which made the lesson
At the Methodist and Presbyteri
an schools respectively talks were
made by the superintendents, Hon.
B. E. Nicholson and Mr. W. L. Dun
ovant, Sr. In the absence of the lead
ers of the Episcopal Sunday school
some of the children came to the
Baptist Sunday school and took part.
Twenty-three pledges were signed by
the children against the use of the
cigarette. These pledges will be made
into'a red, white vand blue flag, the
goal being 1,000 pledges, and exhib
ited at the State W. C. T. U. conven
tion in Marion, October 18.
Fifteen comfort bags were report
ed as sent since last meeting.
The officers were elected as follows
for the coming year: President, Mrs.
J. L. Mims; vice president, Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford; recording secretary, Mrs.
J. W. Stewart; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Sr.;
treasurer, Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Superintendents of departments:
Flower Mission, Mesdames W. B.
Cogburn, W. H. Dorn, W. L. Duno
vant. Anti-Narcotics, Mrs. W. W. Ful
1er. Scientific Temperance, Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford and Mrs. A. E. Padgett.
Sunday Schools, Mrs. J. B. Kennerly,
Mrs. R. C. Padgett, Mrs. M. P. Wells,
Mrs. A. L. Gunter. Missions and Tem
perance, Mrs. A. B. Broadwater.
Musical director, Mrs. Tillman. Med
ical Temperance, Mrs. R. L. Young.
Devotions, Mrs. E. J. Norris.
A very pleasant incident in connec
tion with the meeting was a visit, on
invitation, from the boys of the
Georgia Industrial Home, 16 of them
who came in their truck, played at
the gate and then came in to be
served to ice cream and cake. It was
a great pleasure to the union to thus
welcome and cheer these fatherless
and motherless boys who showed
their appreciation by partaking of
the refreshments very eagerly, as
well as by their expressions of ap
preciation. The union was glad of
this opportunity to show hospitality
to the stranger and the orphan.
The refreshments were ice cream
and cake containing neither sugar
nor wheat flour, and everybody was
asking for the recipe.
The Civic League will meet Mon
day, September 9th at 5 o'clock. The
place is the Red Cross rooms. We
want every member to be present.
There will be much to interest the
wide awake woman. If you are not a
member you ought to be. Come and
put your name on the roll. Now is
the time to get in line for future re
sults. Don't read this and forget it.
Remember the date.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant,
To Drive uut malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formulais
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Von builds uo the system. 50 cents
Greatly Enjoyed the Woman's
Missionary Union at Horn's
Creek. Cotton Opening
After attending the W. M. U. at
Horns' Creek among the hospitable
people, and spending such a? pleas
ant night, and almost the second
night with Mr. and Mrs. Fair, we
arrived home almost mid night
Thursday night, tired and sleepy.
I feel my inability to express the
pleasure of being able to attend
such a grand meeting a9 this was.
Conducted by those grand christian
ladies so ably. And to hear such
splendid reports from each society
of the VV. M. S. Y. W. A. and
Sunbeam's makes me feel that we
all have so much to thank God for.
And try to excel what was done
this past year. It is wonderful
what the women and children have
accomplished. Besides the gifted
ladies, Mesdames Miens, Cogburn,
Tillman, Fair, Davis, and others.
Miss Gladys Lyon, deserves the
highest praise for the splendid ex
ercises conducted by her, and her
Sunbeam band. As Mrs. Tillman
slid, "Gladys is wonderfully gifted.
The children trained by her did
beautifully. Mr. Sheppard and Mr.
Kennedy's addresses were very
much enjoyed by all. Mr. Kenne
dy is doing a great work at Camp
Jackson, for which, .ve should re
joice. He is a flue speaker, earnest,
and to the point. Just the right
man in the right place. This was
truly a union meeting, for there
were persons from far and near,
greeting each other, renewing ac
quaintances formed at other meet
ings, or in childhood^ Pleasant
recollections of the days that are
gone, come crowding up, but we
cannot talk them all over just
This week the Association meets
at Red Oak Grove, and we would
love to attend that but will not be
able to get there. The ginning
season bas opened and will keep
our "chaufferer" busy with his gin,
so he canjt take us up to the Asso
The cotton is white in the fields
and bein<r picked and ginned very
fast. The continued drought has
injured it greatly, as well as the
corn, and the wells, lt really is a
serious thing, the wells are all dry
ing up as well as all the branches.
People and stock all suffer. We
had a pretty little rain Saturday
afternoon, but need several days of
it, to put water in the branches and
wells to do auy good:
Red Cross Notes.
Two large warehouses for storage
of supplies of American prisoners in
Germany have just been secured in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and Renens,
Switzerland, according to cables re
ceived by the Bureau of Prisoners'
Relief, American Red Cross.
In each of these warehouses the
Red Cross will assemble at once food,
clothing, comforts and enough to
bacco to maintain 5,000 Americans
for six months, if they should be cap
The warehouse at Copenhagen,
which is on the water front as well
as the railroad, would be used in sup
plying those at camps in North Ger
many; the warehouse at Renens se
cured through the cordial coopera
tion of the City of Lausanne, is sup
plementary to the great central Red
Cross prisoners' pantry at Berne,
where are stored full supplies for
10,000 men for six months. From
these warehouses go to each prisoner
weekly, twenty pounds of food. Cloth
ing and other supplies are furnished
as he may need them.
In reief work for American sol
diers and sailors, the Red Cross acts
as distributing agency for the War
and Navy Departments, which either
supply the goods or reimburse the
Red Cross for the material withdrawn
from its own stocks. The Red Cross,
however, maintains all civilian pris
oners of war and also sends to sol
diers and sailors many comforts an?
certain luxuries not issued by th?*
Received from diviiion headquar
ters, A. E. G.
Annie M. Clisby,