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Community Service Flag at
Tr?nton_furnished one of the most
interesting and memorable occasions
on Wednesday afternoon, which has
taken place in our county in some
time. This was the raising of a com
munity flag in honor of the boys who
have gone to the front from Trenton.
The gathering was in the public
park in the shade of the trees where
men, women and children assembled
to do honor to the brave sons of
Trenton. Automobiles surrounded the
circle, containing spectators from far
Rev. A. L. .Gunter presided over
the meeting:, a stand decorated in the
red, white and blue having been
erected in the park. I
The flag was presented to the town
.f Trenton in an eloquent manner
by Mr. Luther Watson and accepted
with fervent patriotic feeling by Mr.
B. R. Tillman. Between the addresses
soul-thrilling strains of music came
from the band of thirty pieces which
occupied the centre of the park. The
band had been transported from
Camp Hancock by the patriotic and
generous people of Trenton in their
cars, returning with them after a
magnificent luncheon had been serv
ed them succeeding the programme.
This was no time for conservation
when the soldiers were to be feasted
.and we know that the women of
Trenton gave them the choicest in
the land as they know so well how to
do. i -
The principal address of the occa
sion was delivered by Dr. Camden
Coburn, a distinguished doctor of
Divinity and traveller, explorer, and
archaeologist, now serving the Y. M.
C. A. as secretary at Camp Hancock.
He made a wonderful address, taking
as his central thought an idea taken
from his own experience as a travel
ler in the Orient, "Making the Jeri
cho Road 'Safe for Travel." He ap
plied this idea to the purposes of our
boys "over there."
When the flag was raised and fly
ing to the breeze it had in its centre
a great gold star and as it arose ev
ery one, without being told, knew
to whom that star did homage. It
wa* to Frank Salter, the first boy
from our county to die for his coun
In all of the addresses the name
.f this hero of Trenton was mention
ed, and expressions of sympathy were
made to the bereaved but courage
Dr. Coburn who wa? born, educated
and lived for most of His life in the
.North, said, "the South for me,"
and that he had never seen such ban
quet* nor such breakfasts where they
even had fried chicken. He was vo
ciferously cheered when he said
that our country was now one and
we never again will be divided, that
occasions like this were being cele
brated in every town and hamlet of
our beloved land.
All honor to Trenton for this pa
triotic evidence of love and loyalty
to their country and to their boys!
The following are the boys rep
resented on th J service flag:
John Burnett, Camp Jackson.
Curtis Crouch, Beaufort, N. C.
Tom Salter, France.
Frank Salter, Killed in Texas.
Henry Bush, Camp Jackson.
Teague Hunter, Italy.
Tom Hunter. France.
Coy Etheredge, New York.
Edd Harrison, Camp Jackson.
Douglas Wise, battle-ship Michi
Hilton Duncan, battle-ship Michi
Willie Bush, State of Washington.
William Bouknight, France.
Joe Bouknight, Kansas.
James Spearman, Camp Sevier.
George Day, France.
Jack Wise, France.
Grover Padgett, Camp Green.
Yeoman Padgett, France.
Julius Day, Pensacola, Fla.
Wise Ryan, Pensacola, Fla.
Americans Take Important
With the American Army North
west of Verdun. Saturday, Oct. 5
(By the Associated Press).-Ger
man forces fought with might and
main to save Hill 240 from falling
into the hands of the Americans on
Friday. Even when che Americans
commanded the east, west and south
slopes of the height, the enemy at
tempted to send up reinforcements
from the north.
This hill is an important observa
tion point commanding positions for
miles over the plateau west of thc
Meuse. It is shaped like an inverted
cup. On the whole north slope were
the German artillery enplacements,
the hill beinp: honeycombed with
dugouts. This area resembles an In
dian village of Arizona. Each dugout
entrance was found to be protected
by earthworks strengthened with
great wooden and steel props.
On the summit of the hills and
among the clutters of shell spattered
.stone farm houses were nests of ma
chine guns. On the southern slope,
the Germans erected a steel tower in
which they had installed, powerful
telescopes. The tower was used when
the instruments could not be used on
the ground during heavy artillery
Throughout Friday the Americans
fought for the possession of the hill,
the last German machine gunners not
surrendering until toward evening.
As the Americans advanced towards
the height they divided their force so
that they flanked it on both sides.
After clearing the Boyon wood the
Americans pressed on despite tor
rents of machine gun bullets that
were turned against them by the con
cealed enemy. Several times the Am
ericans thought the last German had
been accounted for when the ma
chine gun fire would be reopened.
Then the American artillery was call
ed upon and the summit and sides of
the hill were subjected to an intense
bombardment. American riflemen and
machine gunners from positions to
?the west, south and east, aided mate
rnally in the fighting until at last the
last German fled over the top of the
hill. During the battle German am
munition wagons attempted to reach
the enemy forces but were caught by
rifle fire, many horses and drivers be
ing-killed and the rest compelled to
retreat. German machine gunners
tried to protect the wagons, but they
were smothered by the American fire.
Americans who were in the fight
assert that on one occasion the Ger
mans on top of the hill raised the
white flag, but when the Americans
started forward, the enemy's guns
reopened fire. The Americans fell
back and a redoubled rifle and artil
lery fire was opened on the position
of the enemy. Soon afterwards Hill
240 fell to the Americans.
Death of Mr. Herbert L. Bunch j
j of Meriwether Township.
"Now leitest thou thy servant de
part in peace, for mine eyes have
seen thy salvation," and thus depart
ed our friend. With deep grief and
true sorrow :.t- is that we announce
the death of our beloved and honor
ed friend, Mr. H. L. Bunch.
We grieve for ourselves, for his
aged and saintly mother, his noble
and faithful sister, the two brothers
and all of his hosts of friends, but
riot for him-the sainted dead.
We regret deeply that the commu
nity should lose so noble, so sainted,
so useful a man. He will be missed
in the home, the county and in his
He sang for many years in the
different churches and his voice was
heard at many funerals. What com
fort he gave this writer at her fath
er's funeral when he lifted his voice
to Heaven in solemn song. But that
sweet voice is stilled, 'tis the "lost
chord," no more to be heard on this
Mr. Bunch was ill only a short
while and all that the kind physi
cians, his family and friends could
do was of no avail. He fell asleep on
Tuesday morning, September 24. The
funeral services were conducted at
the home Wednesday morning by his
p?stor, Rev. P. B. Lanham and his
body was interred in the family bur
ial ground near the home.
May God's mercy help the bereav
ed ones on their way. We beg to sym
pathize with them in the truest and
deepest manner. '
"0 Father of our spirits,
We can but look to Thee;
Though chastened, not forsaken,
Shall we Thy children be.
We take the cup of sorrow
As did Thy blessed son
Teach us to say, with J esus,
'Thy will, not ours, be done!' "
Machine Guns Fail to Stop
Washington, Oct. 6.-General Per
shing reported tonight that the Am
erican attack west of the Meuse con
tinued today and met with determin
ed resistance by artillery and ma
chine guns well entrenched. Strong
enemy counterattacks were repulsed.
The statement follows:
"Section A.-Our attack west of
the Meuse which continued today met
with determined resistance by artil
lery and machine guns from well en
trenched positions. The enemy's
stror..": counter attacks were every
where repulsed with heavy losses to
"Section B-One -American com
pany belonging to a division which is
operated with the French in Cham
pagne, assisted by some volunteers
from a French division, took an ene
my machine gun nest this morning
near St. Entienne. As a result of ttys
operation they captured four officers,
209 men, 75 machine guns, a num
ber of trench mortars and a large
new tractor without themselves suff
ering a single casualty."
German Offer of Peace An
nounced by Emperor.
Bedlin, via Basle, Oct. 6.-Em
peror William today issued a proc
lamation to the German army and
navy, in which, after announcing
that the Macedonian front had crum
bled, he declared that he had decided
in accord with his allies, to again
offer peace to the enemy.
The text of the emperor's procla
"For months past the enemy with
enormous exertions and almost with
out pause in the fighting has stormed
against your lines. In weeks of strug
gles, often without repose, you have
had to persevere and resist a num
erically far superior enemy. Therein
lies the greatness of the task which
has been set for you and -which you
are fulfilling. Troops of all the Ger
man States are doing their part and
heroically defending the fatherland
on foreign soil. Hard is the task.
"My navy is holding its own
against the united enemy naval forc
es and is unwaveringly supporting
the army in its difficult struggle.
"The eyes of those at home rest
with pride and admiration on the
deeds of the army and navy. I ex
press to you the thanks of myself
and the fatherland.
"The collapse of the Macedonian
front has occurred in the midst of
the hardest struggle. In accord with
our allies, I have resolved once more
to ofter peace to the enemy, but I
will.only extend my hand foi' an hon
orable peace. We owe that to the he
roes who have laid down their lives
for the fatherland and we make that
our duty to our children.
"Whether arms will be lowered is
a question. Until then we must not
slacken. We must, as hitherto, exert
all our strength unwearily to hold
our ground against the bnslaughht
of our enemies.
"The hour is grave, but, trusting
in your strength and in God's help,
we feel ourselves to be strong enough
to defend our beloved fatherland.
Petit Jurors First Week Octo
Convenes thc 21st Inst., Judge
James Peurifoy Presiding.
L. J. Smith, Pickens.
C. A. Wells, Edgefield.
J. C. Day, Trenton.
J. H. Holston, Collier.
Cleland Derrick, Johnston.
J. M. Miller, Collier.
S. J. Neal, Ward.
H. A. Gardner, Meriwether.
H. L. Corley, Talbert.
E. J. Mundy, Edgefield.
Geo. B. Reynolds, Johnston.
Geo. Boyd Timmerman, Elmwood.
T. H. Rainsford, Edgefield.
G. P. Parkman, Collins.
E. L, Scott, Ward.
B. R. Smith, Pickens.
G. W. Wise, Trenton.
B. B. Ergle, Johnston.
L. S. Reese, Meriwether.
J. P. Butler, Shaw.
. E. J. Norris, Edgefield.
W. B. Williams, Blocker.
A. A. Wells, Edgefield.
J. H. Wright, Johnston.
0. 0. Timmerman, Collins.
R. W. Christie, Moss.
E. F. Lybrand, Wards.
E. M. Bunch, Meriwether.
T. E. Lamb, Edgefield.
T. E. Prince, Collins.
J. H. West, Collier.
G. H. Ransom, Elmwood.
C. M. Swearingen, Trenton.
S. E. Asbill, Johnston.
J. H. Reardon, Collins.
J. Y. Dorn, Elmwood.
The recent death, September ll,
of John Burgess Barton of the Mount
Calvary section of Aiken county, re
moved a remarkable man and a fine
citizen whose passing merits notice
of his fellow-citizens. He had reach
ed the ripe age of 80 years. A native
of South Carolina, he spent his life
pretty much in Aiken county, where
he was a very successful farmer,
owning niore than a thousand acres
of land. He was a man of fine char
acter, having decided opinions about
matters in general and especially
those of public interest, and possess
ing thc courage of his convictions.
He fought through the war be
tween the states, and on several oc
casions won the praise of his supe
rior officers for gallantry and ardu
ous service in the cause of his state
He is survived by quite a number
ous posterity, including great grand
children. His wife, who was Amanda
Cullom, was spared to him during
his long life, until about a year ago.
Both stood 'ugh in the esteem of
their neighbors and their memory
will be kept green many a day.
One Who Loved Them.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
aOU have said it-?s you have
looked at some vivid picture or
read some stirring account of our boys
fighting with American courage and
self-sacrifice. If you cannot go out to
them, you can fight for them, over here.
Smash open the way for them with
howitzers and big guns. Send them am
munition, tanks, airplanes, rifles, cloth
ing, food. Help to
?keep them victorious.
You can le?osas fearlessly, as unself
ishly, as theyVffght.* That is jo Hr
job as a part ^of our war machine.
OF COURSE you would "like to be there"
They don't need you yet or you WOULD be
there. But they need guns and shells, every
hour they remain on the road to Berlin.
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