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VOL. 83 ED?SFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1918 NO. 32
Red Cross Workers Busy.D
. of Mr. Manning -Simmor
The Red Cross rooms are ocei
every day now, after the rest
few weeks. The October allotmei
Surgical dressings is 250 split ir
tion pads, and while these ap
complicated with the new "cello
ton," they are easy in making
second one. Work for the sewe:
also on hand, and these workers
learn with pleasure that every
ment is cut, and there is nothin
do but begin right away on ti
Everyone is cordially invited to c
and sew and also, to help the surj
dressing women on. It is not nc
sary to have completed this co
to aid, but it is asked that all w
ers in these rooms have a worl
dress or apron to work in other 1
their street dress. Come and hel]
either department if only an I
- or two can be spared,
i^' Saturday was named as the
^ for the linen shower for the hosp
in France, the articles to be sem
the Red Cross rooms. No doub
fine box will be filled and sent
as the people have been respe ?;
most generously to such calls. A .
call last year for such cloth: ig,
allotment being 700 pound . o
1800 pounds of such were sent
of 2,103 garments.
Mrs. A. ?. Lewis has gone
Thompson, Ga., to visit her sisl
Mrs. Will Mobley..
Mr. Charlie Waters of Vida
Ga., is the guest of his brother, I
G. G. Waters. 0. %
. On last' Saturday ,Miss Ouzts, 1
daughter of Dr. Walter Ouzts, a
Mr. Ernest Kemp, were ?married, 1
happy occasion ^e?hg a surprise
? : - nt?v.. in busim
here and th;.-'mg couple at pr
ent, have .rfoffis^jn. the hojne of M
Livvie Criut. near' town. A cord
welcomc^g^^ongratulations are <
Mrs. Joseph Cox is at home frc
Hendersonville. N. C., where she h
been with her mother for two monti
Her health is much improved end c
eryone is gla dto have her hack.
The death- of Mr. Manning Sii
mons, which occurred on Thursd;
October 3rd, at two o'clock, w
learned of with great sorrow by a
For some time he had been ill wi
typhoid fever, and a trained nur
had been attending ?him, but it Wi
hoped that his strong physique cou
hold against the disease. On Wedne
day afternoon there was a rapi
change and the end came before h
brothers or sisters could all' reac
his bedside. His so.i, Mr. Pope Sin
mons, was in Wofford college, ar
the message in some way failed i
reach him in time for the burial, Y
being in the infirmary and unab:
to get here until early Friday mon
Mr. Simmons was held in highes
esteem by everyone, and being a!
sistant depot agent he came in cor
tact with many. His pastor, in spea!
ing of his life said that his gent!
disposition and affable manner mad
him admired- by all. He was neve
known to be otherwise in all his ever,
He was a noble. Christian man. ;
tender and loving husband, and i
devoted father. He leaves a widov
who was Miss Leora Wright, t\v<
daughters, Misses Rachael and Mar
gu?rite Simmons, and one son, Mr
Pope Simmons. During his illness, tin
loving ministrations of the wife an<
children were beautiful to see.
On Friday afternoon the body wa!
laid to rest in the Mt. of Olives cern
etery amid many beautiful flower:
sent by sympathetic friends. The ser
vices were conducted by his pastor
Rev. J. H. Thacker, assisted by Rev.
W. S. Brooke.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C. met last week with Mrs. Bessie
Bean and the members began the
year's work with interest and zeal.
Mrs. M. T. Turner, after greetings,
gave as the motto for the year, "Line
up," asking every member to fall in
line and help to further the work of
the organization, which will be chief
ly Avar work. Purchasing another Lib
erty Bond was discussed, and the
giving to the endowment fund of
the U. D. C. beds in the American
hospital in France.
In the matter of the State conven
?tion of 1919 being in the summer in
stead of winter, and using the offer
of Winthrop college as a general
meeting place as proposed by Dr.
Johnson, the chapter will vote to ac
cept this offer. The chapter enrolled
itself with the Council of Defense.
The chapter has the honor of having I]
the president general, Miss Poppen- 1
heirn, choose her private page for j
the convention at St. Louis, from its i
membership-Miss Emma Bouknight,
who is a first cousin. The chapter <
elected Miss Bouknight as delegate j
to the general convention. It was
gratifying to hear a letter read from 1
state historian, telling that this chap- ]
ter was again the banner chapter of ^
the state, this honor having been
won for it by the historian, Miss Ze- ]
na Payne. Among the points it ex- '
celled in was a number of articles 1
sent to the Confederate museum, (
Richmond, Va.; prizes given in C. of j
C. and high schools for essays: his- j
torical pictures given to grades of t
the high school, books in library, and ?(
several other things. There were :
ninety records of veterans recorded t
with other data. The chapter is ex^-H
pecting to hear that it also leads in (
the largest amount put forth in cash
during the year, which was S906.20 (
for the purchase of Liberty Bonds. (
Delegates elected to the conven
tion at Darlington were Miss Zena r
Payne an d Mrs. F. M. Boyd. U
The Cultus Club met Tuesday last \
with Mrs. E. 0. Crouch, Miss Ger- ?
trude Strother presiding. The sub- J
ject of the year book is "Timely Top- \
ics," and the chief aim of the club
is war work, and a French orphan i
will be adopted. It was decided to j
serve no refreshments. +he cost of r
which will be placed in the treasury I
for war work. Mrs. Chas. Early was j z
leader for the program, which was *]
very interesting. . <
Mr. Silas Yonce, who was operated \
on recently at the University Hospi- \
tal ,is improving. Mr. Yonce is HOW I
in his 84th year, but despite the fact c
he stood the operation remarkably t
Mrs: Calhoun Kammer and little
son are at home from a visit to Mr. \
Kammer's parents in Blackville. 1
Miss Minnie Jordan has been vis- t
?ting her aunt, Mrs. Sandifer in Tam- i
pa, Fla. . t
County Service Flag. A
Plans are progressing well for the >
raising of the county service flag on t
the 25th. The out-door service will j 1
take place in the afternoon when a ?i
band of thirty pieces from Camp
Hancock is expected. General Oliver 11
Edwards to whose regiment the band
belongs has consented to be present
if the vicissitudes of war movement!]
allow him to do so. ?j
The flag will be presented and ac
cepted for the county by citizens in 1
short addresses, an improvised plat- )
form being erected for the occasion. <
Everybody in the county will be in
vited to be present and see the coun
ty service flag with its 700 stars un
furled to the breeze. ! i
The flag will be made to order for j ]
the occasion, and having been raised |
to the heroism of our boys, "will not!,
come down till the victory's won."
Evening Meeting in Opera House, j
In the evening a patriotic meeting .
will be held in the opera house, which
?will also be a wonderfully interest
ing and patriotic occasion.
At this time there will be two prin
cipal addresses, one delivered by
Mrs. Duvall of Cheraw, state regent
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, and one by Dr. Broken
shire, chaplain of the United States
Navy, Dr. Brokenshire having been
highly recommended as a speaker by
'those in a position to know his gifts.
There will be other very interest
: ing features of a miscellaneous na
iture which always add charm to a
gathering of this nature, if it should
I take anything more than patriotism,
?pure and simple to make any such
I programme charming.
A collection will be taken for the
i The friends of the boys through
out the county who are getting sub
scriptions for the service flag are
i meeting with success and encourage
I ment, everyone believing that the
I loyal sons of Edgefield county should
j have their names, whether living or
passed from glory to glory, emblaz
oned on this flag of stars.
We carry a full complete line of
the well known W. L. Douglas shoes.
Try a pair of them. There are none
Service Flag at Stevens Creek.
Sunday was a beautiful day and
deal for such an occasion as that at
In the afternoon at 3 o'clock a
t'ery representative audience of that
listoric community met at the church
;o do honor to the 15 boys who had
rone out to serve their country from
Mr. J. K. Allen had charge of the
exercises and Mrs. "Wilbur Harling
presided at the piano.
In the absence of the pastor at the
beginning of the serivce, Mr. J. L.
Minis was invited to conduct the de
While that battle-worn song which
las come down through many years,
'Kow Firm a Foundation," was sung,
TWO beautiful little girls, Annie Mae
Ddom and Louise Bryan stood on the
Dlatform on each side the veiled flag..
\.s .the words, "Fear not, I am with
;hee," were being suijjg^tbe drapery
vas lifted and a s?tih servicje^ flag
ippeared on which were ffiffifl^prted
he fifteen stars, the flag ben^fthe
abor of love of the ladies? of St?vens
The flag was presented to the
:hurch by Mr. J. L. Mims and accept
.d by Mr. J. K. Allen.
Mr. William Ransom read -*?he
mmes of the boys with their present
iddresses, many of the number^'n^y
leing in France, some in thejjt?&th
livision in the front line of ba?ctje.
dany relatives stood as the names
Miss Miriam Norris sang in a very
aspiring voice a peculiarly appro
bate and beautiful song. "The Sol
lier Lad in Khaki Over There." .
* This was followed by a patriotic
iddress by Mr. A. S. Tompkins. Mr.
Tompkins is always at his best at
stevens Creek, and on this occasion
ie reached the climax of all the pre
cious addresses here or anywhere,
n fact the exercise as a whole was
?ne of the most inspiring and beau
iful that it has been our pleasure
When the service flag exercises
lad been finished, Hon. S. McG. Sim
cins who had been invited to present
he Liberty Loan was introduced and
nade a most eloquent appeal ? for
;his great undertaking. The people
vere most intensely interested in
what he had to say and many eyes
vere filled with tears. The meeting
ihroughout was productive of great
patriotic emotion and unusual feei
nt- was manifested.
Edgefield County Girl Again
When the Greenville Woman's col
ege held their election for student
government recently, the young
.vornan in that school who received
;he highest honor in the the gift of
;he school, that is, president of Stu
ient Government, was Miss Zilla
Smyer, of Johnston. Miss Smyer's
mother was Miss Mattie Hart who is
veil known in Edgefield, having vis
ited our town many times in her girl
A Marriage of Great Interest.
Many friends and relatives in Edge
field county were greatly interested
ind pleased and a littie surprised, to
see in The State of Sunday an ac
count of the marriage of two of our
beloved young people, Miss Minnie
Helena Lanham and Lieut. D. T.
.Miss Lanham was holding a very
E-ood position at the Pacolet Mills
school in Spartanburg county, and
assisting in the music department,
being a musician and vocalist. She is
i daughter of Mr. D. E. Lanham and
graduated at Coker college, receiv
ing the degree of A. B. at that col
lege last summer where she also
studied vocal and piano music.
Lieut. Mathis is a graduate of
Clemson college, class of 101S, hav
ing received his commission as lieu
tenant at Camp Gordon.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Mathis have
known each other from childhood,
Lieut. Mathis being a son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. T. Mathis of Colliers. The
marriage took place at Facolet on
Wednesday afternoon at G P. M.,
Rev. Dr. W. A. P. Gilmour officiating
?ind Harry Williamson,. secretary of
Pacolet Y. M. C. A. acting as best
man. The marriage took place at the
Presbyterian manse, close friends of
the contracting parties being present.
The bride wore a becoming suit of
brown velour with accessories to
Many good wishes follow these
fortunate young people in this union.
Annual Report Woman's Ch
tian Temperance Union.
The twelve regular meetings
the union have been held in the v
ous homes of the members or in
church except one meeting wi
was given during revival service
prayer for the community.
2n the various departments
following achievements have b
Sailors and Soldiers: Sixty-ei
comfort bags have been given to
boys who went out from Edgefi
at a cost of $85.00. In each of th
bags besides articles of usefulm
there was a personal letter and a 1
tarrent. $75.00 was contributed
Liberty Bonds through our st
treasurer. Contributions were m;
to electric fans af Base Hospitals,
the Host?ss House jthere, to Ca
Kitchen in France and tof the p
chz-ie. of a typewriter and to/ the st
eomotorgraph for cantonments.
- Service flags were presented
the Baptist church, a special pal
otic exercise wa^ provided and ]
E.'-Wii Sikes, president of Coker c
lege w?fe"3the guest of honor of i
occasion and made an .eloquent ]
triotic address. Twenty-five dolh
was collected for war work on ti
Lunches were served to two inc]
merits of colored soldiers this mon
also going to war relief.
Flower Mission and Relief:
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, superinten
ent. One meeting-iagas given to tl
subject in tjjg summer at which tir
the^fund for the support of a Fren
orp^h^was begun, a box being pla
ed iii a conspicuous place at ea<
meeting in which free will offerin
are placed. Ojie quarter's amount h
been contributed, and the union w
soon get in communication with tl
child. : Mrs. Annie I. Rembert of C
Iumbia was present at the ,Flow
Mbtei/Tftj meeting and made a tal
f- Freds' ' becoming a memb<
Rfc *?^WHPlTO?Tice' or this W. i
T. U. The surgical dressings cia
of the Red Cross was entertained ;
this meeting also.
The annual picnic at the counl
home was held, perhaps the most ii
teresting yet held. Tfro silver spoor
and three baby record books wei
presented to babies of W. C. T. I
mothers. Funeral designs, six in nun
ber, were sent to bereaved familie
A cash contribution and $75.00 i
clothing was sent to the Door c
Hope in Columbia at Christmas. Mis
Anna Funston, thc matron of thr
institution visited Edgefield and pr<
sented this Home being entertaine
by the union.
Scientific Temperance and Instruc
tion, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford, supt.
The county Teachers' Associatio
was visited, and in the fall, literatur
and instruction were given all th
teachers and a county contest heh
The first High School Prize of $5.0
was won by Judson Ready of John
ston, second prize by William Caine
of Edgefield high school. These es
says were written on the subject o
"The Value of Prohibition to Soul
Carolina." The graded school prize
were won by Misses Isabelle Cheat
ham of Epworth, first prize, and Isa
belle Byrd of Edgefield, second prize
Sunday School Work, Mrs. J. B
All four temperance Sundays wen
brougjit to the attention of the vari
out Sunday schools by the superin
tendent and exercises were held oi
some of the Sundays. Talks wen
made and literature distributed suit
ed to thc diff?rent ages of the chil
dren. On anti-cigarette Sunday ali
the schools took part, either by talk:
by the superintendent of the school
by blackboard exercises or otherwise
and last and most important, pray?
was offered for the destruction ol
this deadly enemy of the youth of
our land. The anti-cigarette pledge
was circulated and signed by a good
Fairs and Open Air Meetings, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, supt. At the out
door pageant in thc fall when all the
Edgefield organizations took part,
the W. C. T. U. had a float in the pa
rade of. allied countries, and aided
in the serving of luncheon the pro
ceeds of this undertaking being di
vided between the Woman's Service
League and Red Cross. Besides this
three open air meetings have been
held, and a number of posters used.
The orphan boys of the Macon Indus
trial School were served with ice
cream and cake at one out door meet
Medal Contests: Three medal con
tests have been participated in, one
a song contest at the Methodist
church; at Johnston in a song con
test with the county union; in a dec
lamation contest at the same time,
when one of the Edgefield boys was
the winner, Mitchell Wells, and at
the county home in a declamation
Literature, Mrs. J. A. Townsend,
supt. : Six thousand, three hundred
and thirty-nine pages of temperance
literature have been distributed.
Red Letter Days: Frances Willard
Day was celebrated by a public meet
ing in the Methodist church, when
Rev. W. S. Brooke made the address
on the "Life and Work of Frances
Willard." A collection was taken on
this occasion which was given to the
Frances Willard Fund for spreading
the gospel of temperance in states
where prohibition does not yet reign
supreme. Lillian Stevens Day was
observed and a contribution made
for this purpose.
Mothers' Meetings: One Mothers'
Meeting has been held and the babies
ofW. C. T..U. mothers have been in
troduced to the union from time to
Legislation and Petition: Letters
were written the proper authorities
at Washington in the fall in refer
ence to national prohibition and re
cently telegrams were' sent to sena
tors and congressmen relating to war
prohibition. Edgefield county had a
large part in presenting the work of
Frances Willard Day in the public
schools, to the legislature.
Temperance and Missions, Mrs.
Broadwater, supt. : A programme was
given to this subject in January
when Mrs. H. C. Bell of Graniteville
made a talk on "Hindrances to the
Gospel." Later the Temperance andi
Missions chart was presented and ex
plained by Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Nine Union Signals are subscribed
for in the union, one Young Crusa
jdrr-and .40 FaUretto White Riebr-i ..,
the national and state offici?P^^lOT?\
Pres3 Department: Publicity has
been given to all work which would I
make sentiment for prohibition and!
against the use of the cigarette.
Miscellaneous: A college girls' en-j
! tertainment was held in the opera j
i house for all the college girls in the |
county in June, and the girls enter- j
tained at a luncheon.
The union has done more work j
this year than ever before, and new j
members have been rceived from time
to time, dues having been paid for
Contributions were made1 to all
the objects fostered by the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. Three j
j hundred and twelve dollars has been j
j expended by the union during the j
Two of the best achievements of j
?thc state union, purposes for which,
other organizations have not partie- J
ipatcd were the petitions which resuit |
ed in the establishmnt of Frances i
Willard Day in thc public schools in '
South Carolina October 25 of every |
year, and the placing of a woman ma
bron at the State Penitentiary.
Requests Wilson to Consider
Amsterdam Oct. 6.-The text of.
the note forwarded by the imperial :
German chancellor, Prince Maximil- !
ian. to President Wilson, through the j
j Swiss government, follows:
i "The German government requests 1
?the president of the United States to
i take in hand the restoration of peace,
acquaint all belligerent states of this j
: request and invite them to send plen- j
ipotentiaries for the purpose of op
"It accepts the program set forth
by the president of the United States
in his message on January S and in
his later announcements, especially
his speech on September 27, as a
basis for peace negotiations.
"With'a view td avoiding further;
bloodshed the German government
requests the immediate conclusion of
an armistice on land and water and
in the air."
It is announced that Turkoy will
take a similar step.
The next meeting of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution will
be held at the home of Mrs. D. B.
Hollingsworth next Tuesday after
noon, October 15, at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. M. N. Tillman,
RED OAK GROVE.
Church Services Largely At
tended. Social Circle Meets.
People Subscribing , to
Services at Red Oak Grove were
largely attended last Sunday. Our
pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussey, used as
his theme, "Be of good courage,"
based upon Deut. 20th chapter and
other corresponding references, show
ing he had put much thought on his
subject, trying to cheer the down
hearted and encourage all in Chris
tian fellowship, one to the other.
Social Circle continues to hold
its monthly meetings, Mrs. 0. 0.
Timmerman being hostess Wednes
day afternoon and Mrs. J. T. Grims
presiding over the meeting. She has
assigned each of^the ladies some part
on the program.
The girls of the Y. W. A. can tru
ly be called "busy bees." They have
recently shipped a splendid box to
our training school in Kentucky, con
taining varied productions prepared
by them for their gift to this school.
Now they are busy raising a fund
for a service flag for our church, and
later on a portiere for the baptistry.
Besides that they have about raised
their pledge to Edisto Laundry Fund
and also their State Mission appor
Mrs. Griffis and Miss Kathl?en Ken
rick have been busy with their little
Sunbeams. They have gone "over the
top" with their State Mission appor
tionment. Quite a number of the
children have been, sick lately and
could not attend.
There has been less summer visit
ing in our "town" than usual this
year, due, we suppose, to war condi
tions. Our women and girls have re
sponded so willingly to War Relief
and Red Cross work so not many have
made visits during the leisure season.
In July ?for the Red Cross there
was' a ''Carnival'*, at- Mrs. .Lambs',
ga-tiea "up -for pasiinic ,fo? children'
avid-a gathering for-young .folks. The
evening wa3 made more successful
by having Miss Hortensia Woodson
come ami render assistance with the
play, "Loyalty and Love." She led
the music, which did so much for the
pleasure of the children. The sum
raised on the occasion was quite
pleasing, besides the pleasure of the
The many friends of Miss Ruth
Timmerman will be pleased to know
she delighted with her school du
ties at the M. P. W. Industrial school,
Blue Ridge, Ga.
Miss Mamie Bussey, with her moth
er, is visiting in Greenwood for a
Mr. George Gilchrist will resume
his electrical trade in the North now
soon. He will return by way of At
lanta to visit his friend, Mr. Frank
Kenrick, at G. M. A., College Park,
Ga. Mr. Gilchrist has not only gained
many warm friends during his stay
in South Carolina, but has regained
his health also.
The frends of Mr. Bruce Timmer
man will rejoice to know that his
condition is much improved. He will
spend some time at Columbia, hop
ing for a continuance of this better
.Miss Lullie Timmerman and Miss
Mamie Bussey .also Miss Kathleen
Kenrick were guests in thc hospitable
home cf -Mr. ; nd Mrs. A. B. .Young
?.'armers are fast harvesting the
li) J S crops, having ideal weather for
ir. When the rain comes the fields will
be ready for grain sowing. Gardens
for fail and winter have been retard
ed by the continuous dry weather.
It is so dry that the vegetation and
bushes are dying. Roses and chrysan
themums can hardly subsist, while
trying to display nature's part. Nat
urally we say when it is dry,-we need
rain, or when it rains a good bit that
we are having too much rain, forget
ting that these things come in wis
dom from our Father on high, there
fore we should bc only reconciled.
We had no protracted series of re
vival services at Red Oak Grove this
year, but had a number Of additions
to the church, among them Mr. Eus
tace Thurmond who -came up and
joined last Sunday and is now await
Messrs. T. W. Lamb and 0. 0. Tim
merman will make a business trip
to Greenwood Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bradley of Mc
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