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VOL. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1918 NO. 31
Shower For Edisto Academy.
Fine Fall Garden. Various
Clubs Hold Fall
Some time ago the Woman's Mis
1 sionary Society of the Baptist church
decided to shower the Edisto Acade
my with gifts for pantry and dining
mom. A most generous box was made
up containing all kinds of canned
fruits, vegetables, preserves and jel
lies, as well as table/linen, and other
things* which were 'contributed, and
on Friday several of the members of
the society went in cars to the school
with the large box. Rev. and Mrs.
Cannada who are returned mis
sionaries from Brazil, are at the head
of this school, which is so needed in
this section of the state. They gave
a cordial welcome to all and the well
filled box was gratefully received. A
. visit over the school and grounds was
very interesting. The party carried a
picnic dinner and spent the day. Two
separate buildings are used for the
boys and girls and in the boys build
ing Rev. and Mrs. Langston are in
charge. On this building hung a ser
vice "ag containing six stars, the
boys represented having been stu
dents here last year. One of .hese
boys was reported wounded in action
in last week's casualty list.
Around the buildings ara to be
seen cotton fields, corn, potatoes and
other things in cultivation, which the
boys have kept 'in good condition.
They will also gather the crops. The
girls do all the house work and aid
in the dairy and laundry for their
tuition. The existence of this school
is depending on the Christian people
of this division and. no doubt appeals
to everyone. All help that can be giv
en should go to it. It is in a section
where such a school was greatly need
ed, so while Christian education is
being so agitated this month this
should be borne in .mind also- that
this school is greatly in need of gifts.
A splendid work that th? W. C. T.
TJ. has jost done was in sending on
$36.50 to the State treasurer, this
to be used in supporting a French
orphan. The members want to adopt
one of the little unfortunates' and
have asked for the name and picture
of one. $42.50 was the amount on
hand and $6.50 of this was given to
the L. T. L. to help completo their
amount as they almost had a suffi
cient amount to support an orphan.
The W. C. T. LT. already had a por
tion of the amount on hand, and '.he
committee that so nobly secured the
remainder from the members and
others interested, was Mrs. Olin Eid
son and Mrs. J. A. Lott.
the first fall meeting of the Emi
ly Geiger chapter, D. A. R. was held
with Mrs. O. D. Black on Monday
afternoon. War relief work has been
occupying an important part in the
chapter activities during the year,
and a communication was read con
cerning such, and plans made for
following this out. The chapter is
pushing the Thrift Stamp plan for
aiding Tomassee school and this was
discussed. Miss Holland, one of the
High School teachers present is a
member of the Wizard of Tomassee
chapter, and made an informing talk
on this D. A. R. school, telling all
about just how it looked, was fur
nished, etc., and stated that the
cheese factory there w^s turning out
a delightful product. It was a regret
to the chapter to have the resignation
of Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, the regent,
tendered, and at business Mrs. W. F.
Scott was elected regent, with Mrs.
P. N. Lott, vice regent. The Flower
Committee reported that upon the
death of Mr. F. P. Salter, the first
victim of the present war to be bur
ied in Edgefield soil, a floral design,
tied with the red, white, a^nd blue had
been sent. All committee work show
ed good results. The year book com
mittee gave out the year books, writ
ten, the subject for the year being,
"The American Revolution, Compar
ed with the present war." Year book
committee: Mesdames F. M. Boyd,
J. P. Bean and W. E. LaGrone. A
splendid program was carried out,
and Mrs. M. R. Wright gave a good
paper. The hostses served chicken
salad, sanwiches, crackers and cof
fee and all enjoyed the social period.
Mrs. J. L. Walker conducted the
meeting in the absence of Mrs. W.
The Apollo Music Club met Tues
day afternoon at Mulberry Hill with
Miss Emma Bouknight, almost every
member being present. Thc subject
of study is the "Music of the Allies"
and the year bo.ok committee, Miss
Bouknight, and Mesdames J. W.
Marsh and C. P. Corn, had attract
ively written year books ready. These
were written as a means of conserv
ation. A communication was read
from tile State president, Mrs.
Springs, concerning compulsory edu
cation in the state the federated clubs
of this county being expected to give
$36 in all toward furthering this. The
club voted to do its part. The privi
lege of using a scholarship at Wood
berry school in Georgia was given
this club, the only requirement being
that the holder board in the college.
A committee was appointed tp adver
tise the offer, and find some music
loving girl Who would care to take
this up. The club, during the.coming
year will be engaged in war activi
ties, and several committees were ap
pointed. A most delightful musical
program was given, "The Marseil
laise as a chorus opening this. The
subject of the meeting was "The Mu
sic of France." Miss Clara Sawyer
gave an interesting paper on the sub
ject. The hostess had gotten some
wonderful records by Paderewski,
which were given on the victrola:
Later, refreshments of hot rolls,
chicken patties and hot tea, were
. Mr. and Mrs. Harney and Miss
Montague of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Mr. and Mrs. Bogue and Miss Rob
ertson of Olando," Fla., are guests of
Mrs. Frank Warren.
Quite a news item is the fact that
Mr. Ebb Culbreath, a progressive
farmer near town has a fine faH gar
den, large ripe tomatoes, vines full
bf green beans, corn and Irish po
tatoes. Some might say here that
"seeing is believing," but these have
been seen. He also has some trees of
red fall apples. .... - *
Miss Agnes Griffin of Marion is
visiting relatives here. ;
Miss Theora Fleming has returned
tc her home in Gainesville, Fla. after
'a visit tb her sister Mrs. J. W. Marsh.
Mr. Theodore Marsh who has been
in Plattsburg during the summer in
military training, was here last week
in his home for a short visit and has
-now gone to Atlanta to 'resume his
Mrs. M. M. Stewart of Chester is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. F. M.
Judge J. G. Mobley and Messrs.
J. D. E.idson and J. A. Jordan are at
home from the Confederate Reunion
in Tulsa. Okla., and have most inter
esting reports to make of the gather
ing and of the fine section of the
United States where it was held.
Lieut. Roland Ouzts is at home
from Plattsburg where he has been
during the summer. In a few days he
will go to Camp Taylor, Ky.
Miss Jim Thacker has gone to St.
Matthews where she has accepted a
school. Miss Annelle Thacker is
now teaching in Columbia.
About two years ago one of John
ston's young men, Mr. Joe Jacobs,
was sent by the United States as an
interpreter to Peking. Recently he
was sent to Foochow, China, as vice
counsel. He is now stationed at
Shanghai where he is presiding as
Judge in mixed courts. This is a
great honor for him and every one
is proud of him.
For several days at the Red Cross
rooms the boxes for clothing for the
destitute across the seas have been
rapidly filling, and on Monday, six
well filled boxes were sent on, there
being 2,000 articles of clothing sent
in. Philippi and Bethlehem also as
sisted in this noble work.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgefield chapter U. 0. 0.
will meet at the home of Mrs. R. A.
Marsh on Tuesday next, October Sth,
at 4 o'clock. Business of importance
is to be transacted and each member
of the chapter is urged to be present.
Election of delegates to Louisville
and Darlington will take place. Re
ports from various committees will
be heard and plans for the year dis
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
There is nothing more popular in
Edgefield than a male quartette. This
will be the next Lyceum number
which will appear in Edgefield under
the direction of the Civic League.
The 10th of October ?3 the date.
Senator E. D. Smith Thinks
Price Fixing Storm Has
Washington, Sept. 30.-That Sen
ator E. D. Smith, of South Carolina,
feels that the cotton situation has
vastly improved since his recent, ac
tivities against what was supposed
to be a movement to fix the price of
this year's crop, is shown in the fol
lowing statement issued by him:
"The statement issued by Messrs.
Page and Brand expresses the conclu
sion of all the numerous conferences
and interviews of all those interested.
The representatives of the farmers
from every cotton growing state held
numerous meetings in my office dur
ing the past week and with a won
derful conservatism and grasp of the
subject formulated their ideas and
laid them before the administration
with the result as announced by
Messrs. Page and Brand.
I I, as.chairman of the( committee
of Cotton States Senators, conferred
with the representatives of the far
mers, the president and the board
appointed by the president, and from
first to last emphasized the disas
trous result that would follow arbi
trary price fixing, especially with re
gard to the present crop. After weeks
of nerve racking, strenuous work, the
cotton situation seems at last satis
J Thomas Walker Page, chairman of
the War Industries Board's cotton
committee, and Charles J. Brand,
chairman of the committee on cotton
distribution, in a signed statement,
announced that it.would not recom
mend that a price be fixed on raw
cotton unless unexpected changes
of such violence should occur as to
threaten the welfare of legitimate
interests. They warn the cotton inter
ests against giving credence to un
The committee , on cotton distribu
tion^ has been direct to effect, as
quickly as possible an "equitable dis
.tribution of cotton as to- quantity
and grade among both domestic and
foreign..manufacture-, with a special
view of providing for the proper util
ization of the surplus, of grades be
low middling. All purchases for for
eign and domestic consumption will
continue to be made at market prices
through the marketing and distribut
ing agencies commonly used, unless
the cotton committee shall determine
that a necessity has arisen necessitat
ing a change.
Throughout the agitation of the
matter of price fixing, during which
a number of false reports were cir
culated, Senator Smith, as the leader
of those against price fixing, kept his
forces well in hand, nor was he ever
convinced that prices would be fixed.
However, this belief did not keep him
from using every legitimate means
at his command to prevent what he
declared would at this time be a dis
aster to the cotton growing states.
Letter to Miss Roberta Bailey
From Her Cousin, Mr. C.
Base Hospital Detachment,
Camp Jackson, S.C.
My Dear Cousin Roberta:
lt is a great pleasure to me now
to answer your dear letter. I waited
some time trying to see Te? but he
was drifting each time and I di* not
L just received a letter from Mama
and she says that Henry has landed
in France all o. k. and yesterday I
received one from Minnie Belle. You
don't know how glad we soldier boys
are to get letters from our home
Roberta, do you remember the
time Pearl and I went to see you?
We all went to the spring and what
I said to Tee and what he said to me.
Oh, how many times I think of it.
Did you get scared of my picture
I sent you? I went home not long
ago but don't know when I can go
again. I will 'try and go to see you
all the next time.
I do wish this war would close. I
now have to drill every Monday af
ternoon thirty minutes. Wish you
could see us. Well, I still have my
same job and I certainly like it. Yes,
I'kn ow, y ou all miss Tee so much but
it's all for the best and some day it
will end I hope.
Please write to me and remember
that I don't have much time to write.
Well, be good. Much love to all the
home ones and to you.
Your soldier cousin,
Xi?jk??*. charley P. Bailey.
Frank Salter Gave His Young
Life for His Country and
If I could use the pen of a ready
writer I would write' with golden ink
and with the point of a diamond and
would cast his record heavenward.
For the stars that glittered in the
blue shield that swung so low at
night were not more brilliant than
this young man's hopes. Youth's gol
den dreams were his. The spring in
his heart rippled and tossed. waves,
and was never still. Youth and hope
poured out their treasures at his
feet; unconquered worlds shook out
their banners in. his face.
Through his veins.blood flowed like
quick-silver singing to him the sweet
song* of life, and across the field of
hope sweet zephyrs blew.
Surely death loves a shining mark
and;.Heaven gives its favorites early
death. For this young man, loving
and beloved, had walked but a little
way along the highway where the
multitude press. But he had reached
far enough to become the center of
many fond hopes; far enough to
gather around him the genuine ad
miration and devotion of all who
rt-/ i ? .
touched, his young life; far enough
to awaken in the hearts of his friends
'dreams of what the future years
would bring to one possessed of so
many happy aptitudes and so many
rich endowments. '
It is one of the blessed consola
tions left us that we can treasure in
our memories the qualities of char
acter so splendid and beautiful in the
souls of those who slip away from
us. And surely there is much of com
fort and peace in the ? recollection of
how this young man filled the short
years that were given him; here. His
innate refinement never manifested it
self more than in the unfailing cour
tesy-he gave to those of older years,
and in his sense of reverence for
things sacred, with a cheery dispo
sition for his young friends who lov
ed his association. :W
The absence of one so young, ^and
.<*].? -'iii.. wVh r. p??phecjr*.<>.?'so ma
ny fine things, would be 'an unbear
able loss were it not for the assuring
consolation that with him all is fair
and well. It is sad indeed when the
old die^ in fact, we never are ready
to receive the shock. But in regard
to this young man, whose heart and
life were so full of hope, death
strikes doubly, sad. The grief of his
beloved mother and father is bound
From a human standpoint it seems
sad that one so young with a bright
future bcfbrc him should pass away
in the very spring-time of his life,
while the birds are singing, the flow
crs of youth blooming, nature smil
ing and thc breezes gently fanning
his youthful brow. But our God
makes no mistakes. He gathers the
most fragrant flowers from his gar
den and transplants them? in the
beautiful garden of Eden, by the
river of life. Let the relatives and
fond friends rejoice in the fruth that
he met his Pilot face to face at the
crossing and passed over peacefully.
May the happy vision that so
charmed the sweet singer of Israel
rest as a benediction upon the mem
ory of Frank Salter forever.
His warfare is over. His armor has
been laid aside, the victory has been
won. Let us cherish his memory. His
life was beautiful and his death glo
He gave his life for your country
and my country, your flag and my
flag, your liberty and my liberty,
your life and my life.
Bright summer's sun, shine gently
Soft Southern wind, blow lightly
Green sod above, lie light, lie light.
Good night, Frank, good night, good
J. Russell Wright.
Red Cross Activities.
Our women have certainly shown
a patriotic spirit during the past
week's drive for clothing for the Bel
gians. Many new garments were sent
in, but such a fine assortment of good
heavy coats and suits were gotten to
gether that we know that never was
a box more acceptable than this one
will be. We are assured that our al
lotment of over a thousand pounds
will be more than made up. Trenton,
as usual, has come out wonderfully
well, having sent in over four hun
dred and twenty-five pounds. At this
writing Red Oak Grove, Ropers, Red
Hill, Colliers and Pleasant Lane
have sent in valuable collections.
Trenton is to try out their new
knitting machine in the near future,
and for the drive for new hospital
supplies next week they are plan
ning a linen shower at the home of
one of the members. It goes without
saying that this will be very success
In the large] box of underclothing
sent' off recently were on ? hundred
and five garments contributed and
made by the Trenton branch, which
had already been reported, also five
sweaters and five pairs of beautiful
ly knit socks. I mention this here as
space forbade its mention last week.
The surgical dressings allotment
will soon be in the house but will not
be/begun until the necessary clean
ing and arrangement of the rooms
has been completed.
If1 our wom?n respond as faithful
ly to our present week's drive as they
did last week we will more than fill
our allotment and it doesn't matter
how many articles we send in above
the number asked foi; but we must
come up to requirements.
Agatha A. Woodson,
For Publicity Committee.
Allotment of Fourth Liberty
Loan to Edgefield County.
To Edgefield County has been al
lotted the sum of $500,000.00. This
amount our people are asked to sub
scribe for. The length of the cam
paign for selling these bonds is tjire?
weeks, commencing September 28
and closing October 19th, 1918.
Distributing this allotmeit of $500,
000.00 among the different tax dis
tricts of our. county based on the as
sessed value ?f taxable property in
?ach tax district of pur county as
taken from the office of County Au
ditor, the amounts will be as follows:
- Antioch, $5^000.00 in bonds.
Bacon, $8,350.00 in bonds.
Blocker, $9,750.00 in bonds.
I ; Limestone, $8,300.00 in bonds.
Collier,-$13,800.00 in^bonds. .
Flat kock, '?4,5d0'.U0 in bonus. .
Oak Grove, $6,850.00 in bonds.
Red Hill, $8,300.00 in bonds.
Edgefield, $88,350.00 in bonds.
South Elmwood, $0,500.00 in
North Elnfwood, $3,450.00 in
Meeting Street, $6,000.00 in
Long Cane, $8,100.00 in bonds.
Hibler, $7,900.00 in bonds.
Johnston, $81,000.00 in bonds.
North Meriwether, $5,450.00 'in
South* Meriwether, $10,800.00 in
Meriwether Hall, $9,550.00 in
.Fork, $6,750.00 in bonds.
Moss, $24,3^00.00 in bonds.
Pickens, $19,050.00 in bonds.
Shaw, $30,000.00 in bonds.
Talbert, $9,050.00 in bonds.
.^?Jrenton, $51,250.00 in bonds.
Wards, $13,600.00 in bonds.
Beech Creek, $9,600.00 in bonds.
Edisto, $11,900.00 in bonds.
Washington, $5,700.00 in bonds.
Wise, $26,900.00 in bonds.
This should show what each tax
division should raise in bond sub- !
scriptions as based on property val- <
ues as assessed for taxation. I hope
that each tax division will use its
best efforts to raise the amounts
named. Some may go over, and in
some cases it may not be possible to
approach the allotment on this basis.
I hope that our people will try to do
their duty in this matter. The allot
ment of $500,000.00 to Edgefield
county is based on a per capita as
sessment of $20.00 for each inhabi
tant in our county, placing the popu
lation of our county at 2,500 people.
I would have apportioned the
amounts to each district on this ba
sis, but I did not haye the population
of each division of our county. As
sessed valuation of property was the
only basis I could ascertain. So I do
not wish our people to complain
about the allotments. Let each divi
sion do its utmost in this fight we
are making on the home front to
help our Allies and our boys win vic
tory in this world battle for humani
ty, Christianity, liberty and democ
A. E. PADGETT,
We have on hand a beautiful as
sortment of blankets which we are
selling at a very reasonable price.
If American Prisoners With
Shotguns Are Executed
Will Be Taken.
Washington, Sept. 30.-The Am
erican government, in reply to Ger
many's threat to execute American
prisoners of war found in possession
of shot guns, today gave notice that
if Germany carries out any such
threat suitable reprisals will be taken.
Secretary Lansing's reply, made
public today, declares that the use
of shot guns is sanctioned by The
Hague conventions, and that in com
parison with other weapons now used
in modern war-fare the shot guns
used by the American troops cannot
be the subject of legitimate or reas
"If the German government should
carry out its threat in a single in
stance," says Secretary Lansing's re
ply, "it will be the right and duty .of'
the United States to make such re
prisals as will best project the Am
erican forces, and notice is hereby
given of the intention of the govern
ment of the United States to make
After acknowledging receipt of
the memorandum submitted through
the Swiss legation, communicating
the German protest, Secretary Lan
sing saidr - , ." . ",...,,
"In reply to the German protest,
the government of the United States
has to say that the., provision of The
Hague convention, cited in the pro
test, does not in its opinion forbid the
use of this kind of weapon. More
over, in view of the history of the
shot gun as a weapon of warfare,
and in view of the well-known effects
of its present use, in the light of a
comparison with it of other weapons
approved by warfare, the shot gun
now in use by. the American army
cannot be the subject of legitimate
or reasonable .protest.
"Thy fe-Ovcrnmyni-.wf the United
States notes the threats of the Ger
man -government to execute every
prisoner of war found to? have- in his
possession shot guns or shot gun
ammunition. Notwithstanding this
threat, inasmuch as the weapon is
lawful and may be rightfully used,
its use will not be abandoned by the
American Army. Moreover, if the
German government should earry out
its threats in a single instance it will
be the right and duty of the govern
ment of the United States to make
such reprisals as will best protect the
American forces, and notice is here
by given of the intention of the gov
ernment of the. United States to
make such reprisals.
The protest of the German govern
ment, submitted through the Swiss
charge ad interim, is as follows:
"The German government protests
against the use of shot guns by the
American Army, and calls attention
to the fact that according to thc law
of war (Kriegsrect), every prisoner
found to have in his possession such
guns or ammunition thereto, forfeits
his life. This protest is based upon
Article 23 (E) of The Hague con
vention respecting law and customs
of war on land. Reply by cable is re
quested before October 1, 1918."
Sow Winter Legumes.
Bring into availability latent pot
ash in the soil by sowing winter leg
Supply nitrogen for the soil by
sowing winter legumes.
Fill your soil with organics for
humus by sowing winter legumes.
Make your hay supply by sowing
wheat, oats and hairy vetch.
Sow burr or crimson clover for
winter and spring grazing for mules,
horses, cows, sheep, goats and hogs.
For sale, wheat and hairy vetch,
about 20 pounds vetch at 20 cents
will bring $4.00. About 40 pounds
wheat at 3-li cents will bring $1.50,
making $5.00. One bushel, $5.00.
Crimson clover in shuck 15 cents
per pound. Burr clover in ?burr once
screened 15 cents per pound.
Reference, Prof. W. E. Stokes,
Edgefield, S. C.
P. N. LOTT,
We have just received a beautiful
line of ladies' and gentlemen's Hud
son and Potter kid gloves in all the