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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1918
Tribute to Earl Crouch. Death
of Little Mary Alice
Wright. W. C. T. U
When it was learned on last Wed
^asday that the noble spirit of Earl
Crouch, the only son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Crouch, had passed into the.
beyond, a pall of gloom seemed to
hang, not only over the town, but the
community. Mr. Crouch had influen
za, and pneumonia followed. Tireless
efforts were made night and day to
save him, and the prayers of all were
for his restoration. Prayers that the
only son might be saved-the devo
ted young husband, the loving bro
ther, the affectionate grand-son.
But it is not to die, to live in the
hearts of friends. The life of such a
man will, with influence, live on for
his life was one of marked charac
teristics-gentle, kind, unselfish, and
generous to ?a fault. He was all that
went to make a manly man, and he
naadi. friends of everyone. He always
had a smile, a cordial greeting, a
kind word and an open hand for all.
Is there any wonder that he was a
In December, four years ago he
was married to Miss Grace Smith of
( Mullins, and these were four years
of great happiness. Heartfelt sym
pathy is felt for the young wife. He
also leaves two sisters, Mrs. L. S.
Maxwell and Miss Annie Crouch, and
there was the sweetest tie of love
On Thursday morning the funeral
services were conducted at Mount of
Olives cemetery. Rev. W. S. Brooke
conducted the services as his pastor,
Rev. J. H. Thacker of the M. E.
church was ill. Rev. Brooke was as
sisted by'Rev. J. D. Kinard of the
Lutheran church and Rev. Hamilton
Etheredge of the North Augusta M.
E. Church. A large concourse attend
the services and the great esteem in
which he was held was shown by the
great number of floral designs, sent
not only from Johnston, but from
all over the State. His grave was
lined with the flowers and his body
was laid to rest in a bed of flowers
that were the silent but eloquent tes
timony of love for him.
A beautiful tribute was paid Mr.
Grouch by Mr. Herbert Eidson, his
Bible class teacher, and the eyes of
all were tear dimmed as they listen
ed. Rev. Brooke, making ? tribute
also, held in his hand a well worn
Bible which was always a comfort
to Mr. Crouch, and told of how he
loved his Bible, being always found
with it near Lim. This was a testi
mony of his Christian life. Soft,
sweet songs were sung during the
service. The dee/est sympathy is felt
for the heart-broken parents, the
young wife and the two sisters.
Mrs. David Phillips and Miss Ruth
Phillips of Springfield have returned
to their home, Mr. Phillips coming
for them in the car.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Smith of Mullins
have been here for the past week
with their daughter, Mrs. Earl
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of
Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Getzen
Wertzs, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wertzs,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wertz of Co
lumbia, Mr. Leroy Wertz of Belton
and Mr. and Mrs. DeSaussure Hogan
of Congaree spent last week here and
were at the bedside of their nephew,
Mr. Earl Crouch.
Mr. Grady Satcher of Camp Jack
son spent the week-end here with his
Mr. and Mrs. Sumter Wright of
Greenwood were here last week in
the home of Mr. Joe Wright. Miss
Lizzie Samraon of Macon, Ga., was
also a visitor.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Langston of
Asheville, N. C., are again residing
here. Mr. Langston will have his mar
ble yard here and will continue in
the business of placing monuments.
Deep sympathy is felt for Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Wright in the death of their
only daughter, little Mary Alice, a
beautiful and winsome child of five
years. She was sick with influenza
and pneumonia developed. The end
came quickly on Thursday morning.
Loving hands did everything that
could be done to save the little life,
and Dr. Mulherin, a specialist, was
called in. Her death is a crushing
blow to her parents, but their sub
missive will to this Divine dispensa
tion was beautify 1 to see.
Mary Alice was a member of the
I Sunbeam band, and wa? the first Sun
beam to shine on the other shore,
since this band was taken in charge
by Mrs. Hatcher 15 years ago. The
Sunbeams sent a floral tribute to
place on the little white casket, and
her playmates of the street on which
she lived also sent flowers.
The body was tenderly laid to rest
on Thursday morning in Mount of
Olives cemetery, Rev. W. S. Brooke
conducting the service. Softly was
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus" sung and
the little form was laid to rest amid
a surrounding mass of flowers.
Mr. Powell Harrison left on Mon
day for Camp Wadsworth. On Satur
day before his departure he was given
one of the eomfort bags by the W.
C. T. U., the department of soldiers
and sailors being the speeial depart
ment this year. The prayers and good
wishes of all his friends follow him.
Miss Ruby Gant and Mr. Gant of
Leesville were visitors here the last
of the week.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton will
resume school duties at Hume next
week, the former being principal of
Mrs. Joseph Cox will go to Green
ville soon, where her husband is sta
tioned in camp, and will spend a
Red Cross Activities.
One thing in regard to the Christ
mas boxes that I failed to. speak of
last week was that everyone who
j sends a box must not fail to put his
'or her name on it as sender. This is
?important and came to our chairman
'as additional information which he
,has not had opportunity to give the
auxiliaries. Of course the boxes for
! our soldiers in this country are not j
?subject to the same stringent rules
as those for overseas.
The boxes for our sailors may
weigh 29 pounds and should be pack- ?
ed in strongly bound wooden boxes
i with either hinged or screw tops.
They have to be inspected in New
.york, and these tops, will facilitate
The postage for the boxes for our i
boys in France is 20 cents to Hobo- j
ken, N. J. This is all the individuals
are expected to pay. The government
sends them the rest of the way. The
labels ffom our boys are coming in
very well now, and as we have until
(November 20th to send them off it is
hoped that every boy will get his
The allotment of wc ol has arrived
;and the auxiliaries who have knitters
?among them are requested to get
their quota. We are asked for 63
sweaters and 74 pairs of socks. Mrs.
J. H. Nicholson is in charge of the
?knitting and will be glad to give the
'new directions. Socks are not receiv
ed unless knit according to specifica
tions. They are to be absolutely
smooth on the inside, without a sin
Agatha A. Woodson,
for Publicity Committee
Two Edgefield Boys Wounded.
As a greater number of our boys
are assigned duty along the' firing
line, our people naturally grow more
and more anxious about their safety.
The casualty list is eagerly watched
from day to day. Two of our boys
were recently wounded but so far as
we are informed, their names were
not on the casualty list as published
in the papers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Griffis received
a card from their son, Hezzie Griffis,
one day last week statjng that he had
been slightly wounded'but no details
were given. The card stated that he
would soon be discharged, presumab
ly from the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Prescott re
ceived a letter from their son, Stobo
Prescott, stating that he had been
slightly wounded in the leg, but that
he was receiving the best of atten
tion and would be able to be out
again in a few days. Neither of these
young men were seriously wounded
and both are probably by this time
entirely well again. The prayers of
our people are offered for the safe
guarding and protection of our boys
who are doing, not their bit, but
their best at the front. Does it not
behoove us to do our BEST here at
home, responding generously to ev
ery call that is made for their wel
The Bes* Mot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTI-LKSScliil! TONIC cnrklies tht
blood, builds np thc whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the bot summer. S?a.
THE GREAT UNITED WAR
CAMPAIGN DRIVE IS ON.
The initial gan will be fired Sunday
afternoon at three o'clock at a mass
meeting in the Baptist Church.
Of course, you will be there, and
after reading this notice you will act
as a commitee of one to extend a
personal urgent invitation to every
one of your friends and neighbors to
make this service an unqualified suc
Several over-seas speakers have
been promised for the occasion and
an outside orator will be on the pro
The committees and workers have
been appointed and promptly on the
morning of November ll, the house
to house canvass will begin.
Notice the posters in the windows,
discuBS them with your friends, read
over carefully every bit of literature
that is given you. From now on until
November 18, which is the close of
the drive, think, talk, dream about by
night, and work incessantly for the
raising'of the eleven thousand dol
lars, apportioned to this county.
T?&: national quota is one hundred
sevenMJ^?lwllion, five hundred thous
andjf?oi?arR If Edgefield county main
tains ifs reputation of going over the
top, it^will be a strong link in the
chain of nation wide counties to
bring 'the over-subscription to two
hundred and fifty million dollars, and
this amount is what is actually need
ed atT^Kfe present time to cover the
needs of the almost four million men
in khaki at home and abroad.
Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond has been
appointed Vice-Chairman for Edge
field County to assist Mr. Nicholson.
John E. Agner Writes Letter
to His Mother.
Somewhere in France.
September 28 1918.
My Dear Mother:
How are you getting along? I hope
you are well. I am feeling very well
this A. M.
It is raining here now. I don't sup
pose it is raining there as the fall is
always dry at home.
I imagine you all are picking cot
ton every day now. I know you miss
me there because I could pick lots of
cotton.^ I certainly hope it, won't be
long before I can help pick some
cotton as Papa is getting old. I guess
Wiley is getting large enough to pick
a great deal of cotton this year,
Dear Mother, tell Papa and Wiley.
"Howdy1' for me. I know you enjoy
ed being with Uncle George Agner.
I would like to have been there to
hear him talle You know he is a
talker ! Miss Cora wrote me word that [
he was coming up and spend a lew
days with you all. .
I wrote Sister a few days ago. I
certainly would like very much to
see her and hear her play the piano.
I would like to see you all now. Truly
hope it won't be long.
I am sending you some post cards.
Mother, keep all of my letters that
I send you. Tell all of the people
around home "Howdy" for me, and
also tell Brother Eddie and family.
Tell him I don't have much time to
write so this letter is for both of you.
I guess Brother Eddie has a good crop
this year. I certainly hope so.
I don't want you all to sell your
car unless you have to have some
money. If you do, why sell it and
some day you (ian buy another one.
The French people are so good to
us and I certainly like them. A good
many of the French soldiers say they
are coming home with me.
I received that letter you sent me
from Augusta, Ga., on the 9th of Aug
ust when you were in the hospital.
I was sailing on th? ocean somewhere.
Well, I will close for this time. You
all write when you can. I am always
so glad to hear from you. Good-bye,
Your loving son,
Pvt. John E. Agner.
Co. L, 321 Inf. U. S. A. P. 0. 791.
American Expeditionary Forces.
Addison Mill's Good Record.
In many cotton mill villages
throughout the State there have been
a number of deaths from influenza
since the disease first appeared but
up to this time there has not been a
single death at the Addison Mill. Not
a case of pneumonia developed among
those who were victims of influenza.
The good record made at the Addison
Mill is doubtless largely due to the
greatly improved sanitary condition
of the mill, which is due to the activ
ity and alertness of Mr.vT. A. High
tower, the very capable superintend
ent. The Addison mill village is one
of the cleanest to be found any
where and further improvements of
the grounds and buildings continue.
County Service Flag Raising
November 15 at Edgefield.
Thft date has been fixed for the
raising of the Edgefield county ser
vice flag, by which time we hope gen
eral conditions will have so improv
ed that all the people of our county
can come and be present to do hon
or to all of our boys who are in their
The people are asked to assemble
around the grand stand near the pub
lic' square where the afternoon ex
ercises will begin at 3:30 P. M.
Master of exercises will be Rev.
A. L. Gunter.
Programme for Afternoon.
Music by Machine Gun Band from
Camp Hancock, composed of thirty
Invocation, Rev. R. G. Lee, pastor
of the Baptist church.
Music by Band.
1 .esentatoin of Service Flag to
Edgefield County, Ex-Gov. John C.
iceptance of Flag for County.
l.-j?. J. L. Mims, chairman of Select- J
ive Service for Edgefield County.
Patriotic Music. Band.
General Oliver Edwards is expect
ed to be present.
Evening Programme in Opera House
8:30 P. M.
Hon. B. E. Nicholson, Master of
Music by Band.
Invocation, Rev. E. C. Bailey.
"A Little Girl's Prayer for a Sol
Introduction of State Regent of
South Carolina Daughters American
Address, Mrs. E. W. Duvall, Che
Vocal Solo, "The American Has
Come," Miss Miriam Norris.
Reading-Miss Hortensia Woodson
Introduction of U. S. Navy Chap
lain by Hon. S. McGowan Simkins.
Address, Lieut. L. G. Brokenshire.
Free Will offering for the Red
Music by Band.
At the evening meeting in the Op
era House, the regents of the John
ston, Ridge Spring, Trenton and
Edgefield chapters will be seated on
the platform, as well as the speakers
of the evening and the ministers of
To this evening meeting every
body is invited.
Service Sunday Morning.
The Advertiser has been requested
to announce that the regular service
will be held at the Baptist church
Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock.
Rev. R. G. Lee is steaily recovering
from a recent attack of influenza
and will be sufficiently strong to
preach his first sermon since accept
ing the pastorate. All members of
the church are requested to take their
j monthly envelopes with them to the
?Sunday morning service ,making a
generous contribution under the bud
?get adopted for 1918.
No Service at Horn's Creek.
On account of the holding of a
patriotic rally at Edgefield at the
same hour-3:00 o'clock-the regu
lar service will not be held at Horn's
Creek next Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Padgett Expresses Appre
ciation of People of
Edgefield, S. C., November 1, 1918
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I desire to express my heartfelt
appreciation for the services render
ed by your paper in the Fourth Lib
erty Loan Campaign in our county
in opening its columns unhesitating
ly and unstintingly for the publica
j tion of everything that conduced and
contributed to the sueeess of the
I also desire to acknowledge the
valuable services rendered by all com
mittees, solicitors, canvassers, speak
ers and bank officials who worked
with me in the campaign and helped
to make it a good success. You de
serve the honor of well done to be
conferred by the home guard.
If the name of any subscriber has
been omitted from the published lists
it has not been intentional. I have
tried to have the names of all sub
scribers published. Should you fail
to find your name in one paper, you
may probably find it in the other.
None except those doing the work in
cident to one of these campaigns
knows the extent of the labor,
A. E. Padgett, County Chaiwtan.
Three Calls For Men.
The local board has received three
calls for men, besides the 10 white
men who were sent to Camp Wads
worth yesterday morning. Five white
men will be sent to Fort Moultrie,
near Charleston, about November 15.
Forty-four negroes will be sent to
Camp Wadsworth about November
20 and t'.drty-three negroes will be
sent to Camp Sevier soon after the
20th. All of these men will be taken
from the registration of September
Patriotic Rally Sunday After
Tell your friends about the patri
otic rally in the interest of the Unit
ed War Work to be held in the Bap
tist church Sunday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock. Everybody from every sec
tion of the county is invited to be
present. Two prominent speakers
neither of them "home talent"-will'
deliver addresses. Patriotic music will
be rendered. Do not fail to attend.
The ban has been taken off of auto
mobile travel on Sunday, consequent
ly car owners from a distance can at
tend without violence to their con
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Ten Young Men Sent to Camp
The call for 10 white men which
was first issued for October 21 and
on account of the Spanish influenza j
was deferred to October 29 and later
postponed for the same reason till
November 5 was filled yesterday by
sending the men to Camp Wadsworth.
Edgefield has not sent a finer body
of young men to camp than those
who left Tuesday morning, with Pow
ell B. Harrison of Johnston as leader
of the squad. They reported to the
office of the board Monday afternoon
and those who resided too far to re
turn to their homes for the night
were quartered at the Dubose hotel,
receiving the best of attention at the
expense of the government.
The following are the young men
who left yesterday morning for
James H. Cothran.
Hubert L. Adams.
William C. DeLaughter.
Powell P. Harrison.
Robert J. Collins.
Walter H. Cantelou.
Roper D. Jackson.
Greatly Benefited by Chamberlain's
"I am thankful for the good I
have received by using Chamberlain's
Tablets. About two years ago when
I began taking them I was suffering
a great deal from distress after eat
ing, and from headache and a tired,
languid feeling due to indigestion
and a torpid liver. Chamberlain's Tab
lets corrected -these disorders in a
short time, and since taking two bot
tles of them my health has . been
good," writes Mrs. M. P. Harwood,
Auburn, N. Y.-Adv.
Regular Services in Episcopal
churches will be resumed beginning
next Sunday. Appointment next Sun
day morning at Trenton Church of
Our Saviour, Communion and ser
mon at 11:30.
All church members are urged to
attend union service at Baptist church
at Edgefield Sunday afternoon at 3,
on account of Christian and Patriot
ic meeting, in interest of War Work
R. G. SHANNONHOUSE.
RED OAK GROVE.
Much Grain Being Sowed. Chil
dren Helping in Red Cross
Work. Y. W. A
The congregation of last Sunday
at Red Oak Grove was not as largo
as usual, due to fear, yet, of influen
za, although no new eases have de
veloped for several days.
Mr. Eustace Thurwond was bap
tised last Sunday in a wianner that
appeals to me as a typical baptism
in the open running strsam. Those
are the scenes in baptising I appre
ciate most. ?
Our Sunday school officers are not
satisfied that we do not strengthen
cords, for cold weather soon sends
into winter quarters a country Sun
day sehool that has possibly flourish
ed in summer. That need not be and
will not be when we truly realize
that the Sunday schools are among
the chief factors in reconstructing
the world. Being asked, "How can
we keep our churches safe for Chris
tianity," my reply was, "Have a good
Sunday school." That was the way I
thought it could be done, because the
children of a community are its
chief asset, soon to be the leaders,
and if not properly trained what can
be the development of a church?
I think all Edgefield has enjoyed
the much needed rain and much grain
is being sown. Of course that, should
be generally done even when times
are normal, but especially so now
when we are being urged to conserve
The children of this community
have generously responded to Red
Cross appeal for fruit pits and we
now have on hand several bushels
to deliver when instruction is given.
For their willing efforts the chil
dren will be compensated with a can
dy pulling soon to be given by Misses
Mamie Bussey and Kathleen Kenrick.
The girls are planning now- to
make up the meeting for October
which was called off on account of
influenza. The Y. W. A. monthly
meeting will be held with Miss Ruby
Dorn the 17th instant. They have re
ceived a most beautiful letter of
thanks from Mrs. Maude R. McClure
for the box sent to the training school
in September which is to be read by
Miss Deadis Dow at their next meet
ing. Also Mrs. George B. Davis has
favored them with one full of en
couragement, which was to have been
read before a conference meeting.
The W. M. U. arranged for the montk
ly service in September at our churck
which, by the way, has been adopted
as an annual conference.
We are glad to report that Mr.
Bruce Timmerman is holding his own
these cool days. His friends have bee?
anxious during the rage of influenza.
Much Pork is being prepared for
slaughter, and if "Jack Frost" should
come, corn would then be conserved
in many places.
Our esteemed young friend, Mr.
Perry Hamilton, has resumed his du
ties at B. M. I. this week. He has ma
ny warm friends among old and
young, who extend best wishes to
him in his school duties, being assur
ed of his success.
Mr. George Gilchrist has returned
to Chicago and he writes his'friends
back here that Chicago has changed
for him since most of his boy friends
are now in the service or have moved
since his absence. He feels that ord
Red Oak Grove is more like homo
save that his mother is not here.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey spent last week
with her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Tim
Misses Bertha Parkman and Net
tie Doolittle were guests of Miss Ma
rie Hamilton last Sunday.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman had as heu
guest last week her cousin .from
Parksville, Miss Kathleen Harley.
Miss Sallie Willis spent last week
with her aunt Mrs. Mamie Doolittle.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bussey visited
the latter's father at Red Hiil last
week, Mr. Henry Bussey.
Edgefield Chapter U. D. C.
The United Daughters of the Con
federacy will meet at the Red /ross
rooms at 3:30 o'clock on Tu-sday,
November 12th. Please come pr par
ed to take home our quota o'" out
ting as the wool has come and our
auxiliary does not want to bo be
Agatha A. Woodson,