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Office No 61
Residence, No. 1 7
Wednesday, October 9
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Padgett spent
Tuesday in Augusta.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant is in Colum
bia with her daughter, IMrs. Oscar
LaBorde, who has been quite UL
Mr.^and Mrs. E. E. Padgett are
now occupying a suite of rooms in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. M.
We are indebted to our friend
Luther Quarles for an October water
melon of good size and delicious
Let everybody co-operate with the
authorities in stamping out Spanish
influenza. Stay close at home as much
as possible-away from public places.
The rooms now occupied by the
Edgefield library over the Greek
store are being beautifully done ov
er and will be open to the public in
Mr. D. V. Harris sold his farm of
232 acres last week to Mr. J. D. Gar
ren of Spartanburg for $14,000 cash.
Mr. Harris had greatly improved this
farm since he purchased it.
District Attorney J. Wm. Thur
mond returned to Greenville Monday
to attend the district court but came
back home Tuesday, court having
adjourned on account of Spanish in
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Reese motored
jto Edgefield late Saturday afternoon
to deliver some Red Cross work to
Miss Sarah Collett, the handiwork of
the patriotic ladies of Meriwether
j Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Folk spent Sun
day and Monday in Columbia with
their son, Edwin Folk, Jr., who is a
student at the University. Edwin
is a victim of the malady that is
sweeping the country and has been
quite sick but is now improving.
Mr". C. A. Griffin received a tele
gram announcing the death of his
brother-in-law, Djr. J. C. Mace, at his
Jiome in Marion. He was ill but a
short time Dr. Mace was editor and
proprietor of the Marion Star for a
number of years and was highly es
teemed by the newspaper men of
'?; The following announcement has
been received by Edgeheld friends:
! Mrs. and Mrs. George Medlock an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Frances, to Mr. Charles Wilson
Eiggar on Saturday October 5, 191S,
Liberty Bond Meeting.
A mass meeting will be held at
Stevens Creek church Saturday af
ternoon in thc interest of rile Liber
ty bonds. A full attendance is urged.
If subscriptions are made at the
meeting from several townships each
township wiil receive proper credit.
Streams and Wells Low.
Mr. T. E. Byrd was in town Mon
day and stated that he has been liv
ing near Turkey creek ali of his life
and that stream is lower now than
he ever saw it before. Some wells in
nearly every section of the county
have failed. Some families are fom
pelled 10 send a mile for drinking
Mr. Holmes Dead.
The announcement, Tuesday of the
death of Mr. Kal Holmes which oc
curred in Philadelphia Monday caused
much genuine sorrow in Edgefield.
He was deservedly very popular when
he resided among us. No information
concerning his death, except the an
nouncement, has been received in
Bacon Land Sold.
The only real estate sold Monday
by J. H. Cantelou, master, was thc
Bacon land near Harmony church
which was divided into six tracts and
sold readily at good prices as follows:
Tract No. 1, 78 acres, $10,000 L.
F. Hoimes; tract No. 2, 82% acres,
$9,500, James W. Satcher; tract No.,
3, 79 2-5 acres, $4.200, J. C. Berry;
tract No. 4, 87 acres, $4,000, W. R.
Swearingen; tracls Nos. 5 and 6,
167 acres, $11,350, H. H. Herlon
STRAYED: From my place Octo
ber l,?a mouse colored mule. Reward
of $20.00. M. T. Turncr^Johnston,
.Sheriff Receives Telegram to
Columbia, S. C.
County Sheriff, Edgefield, S. C.
Under authority of paragraph
1614 South Carolina code you are
directed to close all schools and other
institutions of learning, churches,
picture shows and all other places of
public gatherings in your county.
See that there is no crowding in
stores and public conveyances.
James A. Hayne, Secty. and
State Health Officer.
On account of the prevalence of
Spanish influenza, the lyceum enter
tainment which was to have been held
Thursday night has been postponed.
All persons who have purchased tick
ets are requested to hold them until
the entertainment can be held at a
later date. If for any reason the ly
ceum course is not held as contem
plated the money will be refunded
to all who have purchased tickets.
Lieut, and Mrs. A. L. Brunson are
here visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Tompkins. For some time Lieut.
Brunson has been stationed in Wash
ington, D. C.
Woman's Christian Temper
Monday afternoon the W. C. T.
U. met with Mrs. J. L. Mims at 5
o'clock. The devotions were conduct
ed by Mrs. E. J .Norris, Mrs. Tillman
i providing the music on the piano.
Mrs. W. A. Byrd made the annual
report of the treasurer which is the
best yet made in the history of our
work, $312.68 having been paid out
for dues, local work and war pur
A paper was read prepared by Mrs.
W. W. Fuller on what national pro
hibition means to our country. Cur
rent events of interest to women
were read by Mrs. J. W. Peak.
The collection for the French or
phan was taken and the hostess serv
ed light refreshments.
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. W. A. Byrd November 4.
An Incident of Interest.
Hon. D. S. Henderson of Aiken, in
making a remittance several days
ago for his subscription to The Ad
vertiser, made the following note at
the bottom of the remittance:
"In April, 1865 when I passed
through Edgefield coming from the
Army, dear old Tom Carwile,. who
had signed the paroles for McGow
an's Brigade and had an extra blank,
went-into the old Advertiser office,
and he and dear Mr. Durisoe, of good,
memory, fixed up a parole for me on
which 1 went into Charleston, and
Tom always called me his soldier
In loving remembrance of my
mother. Mrs. W. P. Winn, who pass
ed away three years ago today, Oc
tober 8th, 1915.
Three sad years today since you
?lother whom I loved so well.
Can I help but feel so lonely
When no more your precious voice
and fooi-steps I hear?
Dearest Mother, I have missed you;
But 'twas God's call of love
That took you from our presence
Into that home above.
I know that you are free from sor
Free from aches, and and grief pain;
Ami in my loneliest hours I whisper,
Cur loss was but Jesus' gain.
Oh, my precious Mother,
I miss you here below.
Though you were very feeble,
And your steps were faint and slow,
Yet precious were, your presence,
To have you by my side,
And hear your words of counsel,
To help me o'er life's tide.
But should we murmur when our
Taken from the fold below
Are ever waiting and watching
On that bright and heavenly shore?
Heavenly Father, teach us" not to
When you call us one by one;
But give us grace to answer,
Not our will, but Thine, be done.
Yes, Mother has gone from earth to
Though her spirit shall stay with us
For her goodness, love, truth and
Shall remain after long years are
Only good-bye, dear Mother,
Until we meet again, .
On Canaan's happy shore.
RED OAK GROVE.
(Continued from page One)
Cormick spent the week-end with the
latters sister, Mrs. Eva Bussey. They
spent Saturday afternoon in Edge
Mrs. Magpie Griffis has with her
grand-daughter, Miss Grace McMan
us of Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Clegg were in
Edgefield a few days ago purchasing
War Savings Stamps, Thrift Stamps
and Liberty Bonds. We are delighted
to see the people respond to the cam
paigns as it is quite essential that
all of us do what we can.
We appreciate the economy the
war is educating our people to know
they can adopt, especially among the
children is it important for the "way
we grow so shall we go."
The friends of Mrs. Sam Agner
were delighted to see her jout at
church last Sunday.
Messrs. Perry Hamilton, J. D. Ear
verly and Joe McDaniel are home
for a ten days' furlough from B. M.
L at Greenwood, S. C.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgefield chapter TJ. D. C.
held its first fall meeting at the home
of Mrs. R. A. Marsh on Tuesday af
ternoon. Quite a number of women
Mrs. Woodson occupied the chair
and opened the session with the
Lord's Prayer in which all joined.
Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, chapter secre
tary made a report of the executive
board meeting at which Mrs. Black,
our district president, met with us
and plans were discussed for the be
ginning of the endowment of a hos
pital bed in Neuilly, France in honor
of the women of the Confederacy.
She mentioned the formation of a
new committee called the War Relief
Committee of which Mrs. Jas. Byrd
was made chairman.
Mrs. Woodson requested Mrs.
Marsh to read the correspondence
in regard to- this work with Mrs.
Rountree and Miss Preston members
of the general committee and the
letter of thanks from Miss Preston
for S100.00 which completed the en
dowment of the bed, the other $500
having been raised during the year
by the six women forming the gen
I eral committee.
The chapter also pledged to send
$100 yearly for the up keep of the
Gertrude Thurmond made a re
port from the Bald Eagle chapter
which showed that after meeting all
of their chapter obligations, donat
ing $4.55 toward the infant kits for
the Belgian babies, and giving $5.00
to the Red Cross in the drive, they
have something over $4.00 in the
Mrs. Woodson read the report
which she had sent in to Mrs. Buck
ingham, district war relief director,
which showed a great amount of war
work done, many contributions made,
gifts to thc amount of $247.00 for
all things and a record of 48 sons
and brothers given to the service.
One item omitted from the report
was over 500 garments sent in for
the Belgian relief drive just over.
A letter from M/s. B^ack was read
asking that we co-operate with the
Woman's Division of Defense in our
county and that Mrs. Caldwell would
soon visit the county to organize.
Miss Hortense Padgett has consented
to serve as chairman of a committee
to meet with Mrs. Caldwell when she
comes. Miss Mae Tompkins will
serve with Miss Padgett.
The following delegates were nam
ed for the Louisville convention:
Mrs. R. A. Marsh. Mrs. M. N. Till
man, Mrs. B. E. Nicholson; Mrs. J.
L. Mims, Miss Sophie Dobson and
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou alternates.
For the State convention at Dar
lington: Miss Annie DeLoach, Mis.
B. E. Nicholson, Mrs. Jefferson
Wright were chosen, with Mrs. Mou
ton Smith, Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs.
Jas. Byrd as alternates.
Just before the close of the meet
ing, in the absence of the historical
program sketches which will be sent
to the hospital in Neuilly France, to
accompany our endowment, were
read. One sketch was of the old Sol
diers' Relief Association of Edge
field, one of Zelinc Grace Allen, and
Schools and Public Meetings.
As stated in the telegram published
in this issue which Sheriff W. R.
Swearingen received yesterday all
schools in the county have been clos
ed until the danger from Spanish
influenza has passed. All church ser
vices and other public gatherings are
also prohibited. Mass meetings held
in the interest of Liberty bonds can
be held in the open air. Therefore,
all meetings announced by County
Chairman A. E. Padgett will be held
as per schedule announced.
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Fair targets, every one'ol
German riflemen ancr 1
behind the parapet^/ /
But they are not thinking of the bullets whizzing
past them; of the shelL bursting over their heads.
They are intent on one thing - to scale that bank,
take the bridge head and win the day.
And these men are made of the same stuff as all
true Americans who read these words.
If we are the
same stuff, let
us prove iL
Let us get
into the f?ght
as they do-to
Thu Space Contributed to Winning the War by %
Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes and Notions
Horses of the Better Kind
I am expecting a shipment of the best horses and brood
mares that I have ever handled. Some that can step fast
and seme that ride good. Some that will do both. They
will arrive about Monday, the 14th. Come and look them
. F. JONES