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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Death of Mr. James Strother.
Death of Mr. and Mrs.
Bloimt. Mr. Hoyt
In the death of Mr. James Strother
which occurred last Tuesday evening,
the town has lost one of its most es
timable citizens, and his death was
learned of with sorrow. Monday af
ternoon while attending to some re
pairs on the roof of his home, he fell
and the force of the fall caused in
juries from which he never gained
consciousness. Everything that medi
cal skill could accomplish was done,
but it was seen that it was hopeless.
Mr. Strother was a high-toned, Chris
tian gentleman, and a member of the
Methodist church. He was quiet and
unassuming in his manner, and was
a kind neighbor and friend, a loving
husband and devoted father. He
leaves a widow and two daughters,
Mrs. Branch of Fruit Hill and Miss
Gertrude Strother; also two brothers,
Mr. William Strother of Walhalla,
and Dr. C. F. Strother of this place,
and two sisters, Mrs. M. D. Williams
of Augusta and Mys. Watson of
Charlotte, N. C. The funeral service
took place Wednesday afternoon at
Mt .of Olives cemetery, Rev. W. S.
Brooke conducting it, as his pastor.
Rev. J. il. Thacker, was ill. There
were many beautiful floral offerings
sent by loving and sympathizing
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Satcher will
move to North Augusta at an early
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and
two little boys have gone to Mont
morenci for a short visit to the for
Miss Grace Kaltiwanger has been
for a visit in the home of her father,
Mr. Joe Haltiwanger. She is one of
the head nurses of Charleston Hos-^
pital and stands high in her prof es-j
Mr. H. D. Grant has the sympathy
6f all in the death of his sister which
occurred last week ac Saluda, the j
cause of death being influenza. Be- J
sides, her husband she leaves two lit-I
tie sons. Mr. Grant was accompanied |
to the funeral by other near relatives J
Rev. Eulie Crim has been for a
visit to his mother, Mrs. Luzie Grim.
Sad news has come of the death of j
Mr. Wade Lott, the son of Mr. Lu
ther Lott of Hephzibah, Ga.
Mr. Lott is well remembered, hav
ing resided here previous to the' fam
ily's removal to Georgia,*and then he
has made visits here to relatives. j
Much sadness has been felt in the
death of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blount
which occurred two days apart, both
having had influenza and pneumonia
following. Mr. Blounts's death oc
curred Tuesday evening and at the
time his wife was critically ill, but
left her bed to come to his bedside
when she learned of her husband's
condition. Mr. and Mrs. Blount came
here about four years ago to reside,
the former's home being in Abbeville.
He was a traveling salesman and was
well-known over the State. He was
jovial and pleasant, and his wife was
a woman of gentleness and dignity,
with loving disposition. They soon'
made friends of all here.
Mr. Blount's parents and two bro
thers and two sisters were with him
during his last days and every effort
was made for the restoration of the
two. At his death his body was car
ried to the old home, Abbeville and
interment made there. When the sad
party returned, it found the wife al- j
most in a dying state. Her mother, of j
New York, was with her and the
nurses and kind friends and neigh
bors lent every effort for the young
mother to be spared for little Virgin
ia and Howard, children of five and
three years, but the end came on Fri
day morn ?ne;. Her body was carried
to Abbeville and laid t?> rest beside
the new-made grave of her husband.
Th services were conducted by their
pastor, Rev. W. S. Brooke, who went
with the funeral parties at each buri
al. Mr. and Mrs. Blount were true
Christians and members of the Bap
tist church, and the last meeting of
the missionary society was conducted
by Mrs. Bio lint.
Mr. T. R. Hoyt has been the for
tunate winner of the prize offered
by thc firm for winch he travels
E. F. A. Weider Co. This prize, a
chest of silver, was offered to the
salesman who sold the largest number
of cases of macaroni, and Mr. Hoyt's
sales reached a great number.
Grady Satcher of Camp Jackson
visited relatives here during last
Mrs. J. H. White was a visitor in
Augusta during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Broadwater
were here on Sunday and were pleas
antly greeted by friends.
Mrs. M. D. Williams of Augusta
spent a few days of last week here
in the home of her niece, Mrs. H. G.
Miss Lizzie Sammon has returned
to Macon, Ga., after a week's stay
with her sister, Mrs. Joe Wright.
Dr. Walter Ouzts has purchased the
house owned by Mr. J. W. Marsh on
Addison Street and has moved into
it. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kemp, the
latter his daughter, are domiciled
Mrs. W. P. Cassells and little chil
dren hdve frone to Ellenton to spend
a week with relatives.
Mrs. Gus Smith has retrned to
Mullins after spending a week with
her daughter, M*rs. Crouch.
Mr. John Kammer of Blackville
has been the guest of his son, Mr.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce, who is matron
at Coker College, has been visiting
I her daughter.Mrs. Hart.
Mr. Mal Anderson is now at the
?grocery department of the store of
Mr. H. W. Crouch.
Mrs. Mamie Watson of Charlotte
is expected this week to visit rela
Former Emperor Now a Fugi- :
live From Germany.
London, Nov. 10.- (Midnight.)-j
Both the former German emperor and ?
his son, Frederick William, crossed
the Dutch frontier Sunday morning,
according to advices from The Hague, j
Chatting with the members of the j
i staff, the former emperor, the corres- .
i pc'nclent says, did not look in the ?
?least distressed. A few minutes later.
?an imperial train, including restau
rent and sleeping cars, ran into the
station. Oniy servants were aboard.
The engine returned to Vise, Bel
jgium, and brought back a second;
train, in which were a large number
! of staff officers and others and also ;
stores of food. The German consul
from Maastricht arrived soon after
?8 o'clock. Dutch railway officials soon 1
made their appearance and many of j
the inhabitants came to the station'
attracted by curiosity.
Many photographs were taken by j
the people of the imperial party. On '
the whole the people were very quiet
but the Belgians among them yelled
out "En voyage a Paris?" (Are you
on your way to Paris?)
'The preparations began for the ?de-1
parture at 10 o'clock this morning
but at 10:40 o'clock the train was |
still at Eysden. The blinds of the!
train were all drawn.
The Daily Mail remarks that if the j
party arrived in Holland armed all
of them must intern.
Hindenburg With Party.
__London, Nov. 10.-11:23 A. M.- j
The former German emperor's party, j
which is believed to include Field
Marshal von Hindenburg, arrived at I
Eysden on the Dutch frontier at 7:30
o'clock Sunday morning, according to
Daily Mail advices.
Practically the whole German Gen
eral sta:? accompanied the former
emperor, and ten automobiles carried
the party. The automobiles were
bristling with rifles and all the fugi
tives were armed.
The kaiser was in uniform. He
alighted at the Eysden station and ',
I paced the platform, smoking a cigar
Eysden lies about midway between
Liege and Maastricht on the Dutch
On Way to De Steeg.
William Hohenzollern arrived this
mornine; in Holland and is proceeding
to Middachten Castle in the town of
De Steeg, according to a dispatch re
ceived by the American army gener
al staff from The Hairue based on
press reports in the Netherlands cap
ital. The dispatch dated today said:
"Press reports state that the kai
ser arrived this morning at Maastrict,
Holland, is proceeding to Middachten
castle in the town of De Steeg, near ?
Dc Steeg is on the Guilders Ysscl
an arm of the Rhine River about 40
miles east of Utrecht and 12 miles'
from the German border. The Cha- j
itcau Middachten, to which the for-;
I mer emperor is reported to be pro
South Carolina Should Do He
Columbia. S. C., Nov. 9- Wi
South Carolina do her full duty r,
the victorious American troops in E;
rope, guaranteeing to them all po
siblc cheer and comfort until the la:
brave boy is home again?
This question is being answere
.vigorously in the affirmative at th
State Headquarters of the Unite
War Work Campaign, where optimi;
tic telegrams and promises of har
work are coming in from all over th
"The $1,200,000 quota of Sout
Carolina simply must be raised," sai
State Chairman W. D. Meldon Satui
day, "and I am confident that ther
will be no slackening anywhere in th
state from Monday morning until th
last necessary dollar is subscribed.
"With the .statewide infiuenz;
quarantine lifted, there is nothin;
standing in the way of the drive':
complete success and there could b;
no excuse for failure.
"Every one of the eleven campaigr
districts in South Carolina stands i
chance to win a trophy. The first dis
trict over the top and the first count\
in that district will win a handsome
."The State has two chances to wir
everlasting honor in this drive. The
first state in the southeast which sub
scribes its quota will receive a state
flag for so doing, and the first ten
states in the nation will have welfare
huts in Europe named after them,
"But, more important than troph
ies, more important at this time than
anything else, is our great, pressing
duty to see that the gallant boys
across the seas are properly careel for
during the period when they will be
policing parts of Germany and re
building northern France and Bel
gium. When the heroes come home,
God pity the shamed state or county
or school district or person who shall
be numbered among the slackers in
Ked Cross Xmas Boxes.
We have several in the army. The
Division has sent us 600 boxes to fill
fer these boys. 250 have been taken
out by the auxiliaries. The latest in
formation is that we can send our
boys boxes even if we have not re
ceived the labels from them, provided
we observe certain regulations.
There are many boys who have no
one to send them boxes. You are ask
ed to volunteer to provide candy, etc.
for these boxes and to help with the
packin? of them! Several auxiliaries
have taken out boxes to fill for these
boys. The following auxiliaries.are
requested to meet on their regular
days at the Red Cross rooms this and
next week, or committees from these
auxiliaries: The Y. W. A., the W. C.
T. U., D. A. R., U. D. C., and the Epis
copal auxiliaries. The Good Samari
tan auxiliary is requested to make a
canvass among the colored people to
see that no colored boy is left with
out his Christmas cheer.
Wednesday of next week, thc 20th,
is the last day on which our Xmas
packages will be accepted by the post
office-and we have a gigantic work
ahead of us, 350 boxes to get filled,
so it behooves every one of us to
work if our boys are to get their box
A. A. Woodson, for Committee.
Card From Rev. G. W. Bussey.
Dear Old Friend:
Yd1 haven't made your appearance
in several weeks. What's the trouble?
Has my subscription expired? If so,
let me know for I must not do with
out your weekly visit. Your coming
is like a visit of one from my old
home. I still go to thc old Grove once
a month. I baptized a candidate there
last Sunday, though tho water was
quite cold. Am well pleased over here.
The people treat us very kindly in
ded. If my time is out, send paper
and bill for lenewal.
Love to all Edgefield.
G. W. Bussey.
ccc-ding belongs to Count Wm. Fred
erick Charles Henry von Bentirick.
He is a member of the Prussian
Guards and before the war was at
tached to the German embassy in
London and a member of the Eng
lish turf and Royal Automobile clubs.
He is 38 years old. He belongs to thu
famous Anulo-Sar.gn-Dutch house of '
Bentinck, tho continental branch of
the family of tho Duke of Portland.
Middachten Castle dates back to 1
the year*10?7. J
Death of Mr. Arthur S. Swear
Tn''the- dr-'-h nf Mr. Ar'lr.ir S.
?WeR^r>?n v.v,' . .; ;;;; Iiis
ftcnij'&hj . Trenton Ss?mrday another
Cor^r^rav:: vet-ran pnr.sed a-.vny. He
.vr*|phis crt: hy for i he fall four
-.sr!:'x; th ; rivi: '.Var heir.-? wounded
a irater of [im s. Mr. Sv.-aringen
V/as Patriotic c.: .i ,.' y : Li; ; ; -irit
r'?..^?true soldier.. Since rho var b?
t've^?-'in-H-:,:: r..:.? G;r:n:i:-y n:?an
--r.i^wer.i-::-... i, despjte' his advanc- |
.ire rn go l e ?ha - cv. Mr. S was ;-i::g:;n
v/as the /ir..i. of - a large f;.an
oldj^norc^ and very prominent fam
.y c.c Ed;: : id county. Ha mr?: ried
Mis3^s?'Ia Bryant,who survives him.
They "hara no chihiren living. The
infefim^ht; took plata at ICbar.ezer
cii'ur^h ' SurMr.y, the fun..-ra: hoing
r'.r. it?CcS?i by Kev. Mr. Kneeiand and
liev^^A. L. Gunter.
.'.'Kezzre Griffs "Severely .
Wherever the news of Hezzie
Gri?is' condition ha* spread in the
county' the people have been greatly
depressed "and empress sincere sym
pathy';?or his. parents, Mr." and Mrs.
J J. Grims of the Be'rea-Gilgal sec
tion. As Shown by a letter published
this weak from ; n o.l.c- r at the hos
nitar'in Frar.ta whare Hezzie is being
treated, his condition is very serious,
iiut we sincerely hoye that since that
letter was written on October 22 his,i
condition has greatly improved. From
the meagre information received up
to this time, the bare facts being giv
en by Hezzie in a letter received
from him Saturday (written October
15) he was wounded In action about
:he ..seventh of October and as a re
sult of the Wound his left 'leg was
imputated above the knee and he al
so received a wound in his right thigh.
By way of co-operating with Mr. ,
3rifns in obtaining definite informa
ron as to Hezzi?'s condition, the ed
' "hi?T ' ?
tor . X.The Advertiser wired Sena
;?i" D.'oiiiitli in' Washing -cr. Safc
?rday afternoon to have the War
Department ascertaiji his exact con
iition. We had the assurance in a
lelegram from Senator Smith yester
lay that an official inquiry will be
nade. It is earnestly hoped that the
>fiicial tidings from France will b?
Casualty List of the 30th Divi
sion to Be Published.
Senator Benet has just returned
o Columbia from Washington and
;he following taken from The State
)f this morning probably accounts
.'or the failure of Hezzie Grifiis'
lame to appear on the casualty lists
Senator Benet has been making
strenuous effort to procure the cas
ualty lists from the Thirtieth Divi
;ion. This division has been fighting
vith the British troops in Flanders
ind the casualties were reported to
;he British army headquarters, with
vhich the division is merged. The
ists were then telegraphed to Gen
eral Pershing, but the names were so
garbled in transmission that General
Pershing refused to accept them,
.vhich caused the transfer by courier.
The rechecking was thus much de
layed. Senator Benet, however, was
issured that the lists would be pro
cured with utmost dispatch. This div
sion is comprised of former National
Guard* units from North Carolina,
South Carolina and Tennessee and
ivas trained at Camp Sevier, Green
fille, before the Eighty-first Division
>vas transferred from Camp Jackson.
Thus thousands of people in this sec
tion of the country are vitally con
cerned in the publication of the lists.
Men Who Enlisted For Patriot
ic Reasons May Be Re
Washington, Nov. ll.-Extension
of the American navy will go ahead
lespite the armistice, Secretary of
the Navy Daniels stated today.
The United States fleet will bear
i heavy share in thc policing of the
ivorld in the future and must be ex
tended accordingly, the secretary
Enlisted men, however, will be per
nitted tb leave thc service, it is ex
irrangements arc made.
The navy has 70,000 men abroad,
including marines, Daniels said.
Work on battle ships and larger
.var vessels which has buen slackened
because of the urgent necessity for
latrol and destroyer duty will bc re
sumed as r?nrt of the permanent ex
trusi?n policy of the navy,
will soon be riven every opportunity
to do so as soon as arrangements can
He made it clear, however, that the
personnel of the navy will have to be
kent, close to thc present mark and
that recruiting for the merchant ma
rine must ?TO on at least until further
pect?d, although they have enlisted
for (i?'?inile terms. Secretary Daniels
tated college men and youne: busi
ness men who entered the war fer
patriotic reasons and who desire to
get back into their peace'time work
The War Has "Ceasted."
A colored man who is in the draft
stopped the writer on the street yes
terday'and asked if the good news
is true and upon beini?.asked to what
irood news he referred, he said: "De
.-ood news dat de war has ceasted."
Upon receiving an affirmative reply,
he smiled audibly and went- his way
rejoicing. . . ..
Flag Raising Postponed.
On account of the action of the
beard of health prohibiting the hold
ing of gatherings until the. danger
from influenza has passed, 'the rais
ing cf the County Service Flag can
not be held Friday, November 15, as
.announced last week. Everything
was ready, the pole placed' in po
sition, lumber engaged for the plat
form, band and speakers engaged,
Gen. Oliver Edwards of Camp Han
cock having agreed to come, but it
bad to be postponed until a later
dace. Due notice will be given in the
papers and evcrbody in the county is ;
invited and expected to attend. Ii j
will be a great occasion. The date \
will be announced so everybody will
be informed of the flag raising.
Appeal From County Chairman 1
? Edgefield County's quota for the (
United War Work Campaign is eleven j
thousand dollars, and we are expected
*? oversubscribe thin amount. Up to
last night only twenty-six hum
and thirty-two dollars had been re
Antioch District was the first dis- \
trict in the county to e;o over the !
top. Mr. W. F. West, chairman of
this District, reported three hundred j
and twenty-five dollars, full quota j
for this District, Monday at 12:oU'
Edgefield District has raised
$154S.O0 on its quota. On account of j
the sickness of the Chairman for this :
County there has necessarily been |
some confusion in the plans of the
campaign, but I earnestly appeal to
the good people of Edgefield County .
to rally to this cause and to sustain
the proud name of the County and ,
to provide their part of the necessary
means to take care of the moral wel
fare of our soldiers. Let every dis
trict raise its full quota and more |
and report as promptly as possible, i
I am counting on our County going '
over the top. The colored people are j
ur.ied to make a thorough canvass j
and report on their collections j
promptly. I shall be glad to render j
any assistance possible and to pro
vide speakers for any meetings that i
any of the districts may wish to hold. j
B. E. NICHOLSON,
County Chairman United War Work i
November 13, 19L8.
Death of Mrs. Maggie Hatcher.
The death of Mrs. Maggie Hatcher,
which occurred at her home at Bel
vedere Thursday morninjr, cameras
a deep shock to her countless friends
in this section.
Death came after an illness of one
week from pneumonia following Span
ish influenza. She was only 22 years
The funeral services were held at
the Mt. Zion cemetery Friday morn
ing in the presence of a large con
gregation of sorrowing friends and
relatives, Rev. P. B. Lanham officiat
ing. Besides her husband, Mr. George \
Hatcher and two little sons, Nolly
and Hudson, the deceased is survived
by her mother and step father, Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Franklin, two brothers,
Messrs. Eldred Barton and Tillman
Franklin; four sisters, Mrs. .Mark Kid
son of Georgia, Mrs. Addie Bell Size
more of Aiken, and Mattie and Inez
Mrs. Hatcher for a long lime had
been Vmember of Mt. Zion church
and Vas helpful and devoted to the
interests of the church. \
RED OAK GROVE.
Circle Met With Mrs. Daisy
C?egg. Service Flag Ser
vice Postponed to De
The Circle meeting was held last
Wednesday and was well attended.,
and enjoyed so machias very little
visiting was ?one during the quaran
tine. Mrs. Daisy Clegg was our hos
tess and Mrs. Will Dow conducted
the meeting. Our meetings are never
void of striking interest and it's be
cause everybody has something .to
do having an individual part assigned
them. They always come prepared to
do their part, doing it willingly. We
have added a new feature to the pro
era m, giving subjects on the lesson to
be discussed by some one. Mrs. Lamb
was assigned this subject on the last
lesson: "To what extent does the con
dition of a country depend on hered
ity of the people?"
The Red Cross held a very interest
ing meeting at Mrs. Lamb's last Fri
day afternoon. We have on hand our
allotment of boxes to lill for soldiers
"over there" but no definite plans
were made. We are awaiting further
information'^concerning same. Sever
al of the ladies will do knitting, both
?socks and sweaters. We are planning
(already for the membership cam
paign. A committee has been appoint
!ed consisting of Mrs. .Mamie Bussey,
Mrs. Fannie uri,bs. Mrs* G. VV. Bus
sey and Mrs. .Mamie Doolittle, each
having a youhg lady under her su
pervision, both to assist and encour
age their efforts to secure Tied Cross
members. The next Red Cross meet
ing will be heid the tith of December
at the home of Mrs. Mamie Boosey.
Some definite plans have been made
for this meeting, but we will make
further announcements later.'
Our Servies Flag exercise which
vas to have been held last Sunday
,but was postponed on account of in
fluenza, wiil tako place on the' first
fished'later. The Sag will carry fewer
. afs than any we have heard of, but%
among its number will be a gold'star
for cur est enied young friend and
neighbor, Mr. Pressley Doolittle.'( He
was esteemed and respected for his
kind heartedness and courtesy to ev
eryone. His presence we miss daily,
as he was accustomed to pass to' and
from his work, always having a pleas
ans word /or ????a h-J -ftiet.
The farmers have finished gatker
ing the iJ.a crop and ara new ent?r
ine: upon plans for next year. Many
have ordared their fertilizer and gu
ano hauling has been going on for
severa) v.c..-.? past. Much g.ni:i is be
v> e enjoy the lovely weather, but
oh, when we think of so many peo
ple feeding pork whiVh is ready for
slaughter when it is cold e..j-.rh, it
makes us wish for real frost tu ap
pear. Cern is a much needed commod
ity on the farm', therefore we wish
.j conserve it in addition to having
meat to eat. We have served many
meatless meals for several months
past, and will enjoy doing it longer
if duty demands it of us. We believe
in patriotism, and to be patriotic
means more than to be a soldier, be
cause every one is not called upon
to serve in the same manner.
Miss Mamie Bussey was the guest
of Miss Luilie Timmenhan last Friday
Miss Dt adis Dow spent last week
end with Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Sergeant Dann from Camp Han
cock spent the week-end as guest in
Lhe home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Hamilton. Mr. Dunn is quite a splen
did young mau, and anticipates
spending a short leave of absence
in our midst soon.
Mr. Willie McManus, accompanied
his brother, Mr. J. T. McManus, who
soon leaves IJ resume his duties in
Maryland, un a visit to their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Grifiis,
on last Friday.
The children seem anxious for the
school at Flat Kock to open. They
love their teacher, Miss Luia Quarles
who had charge of the school at Flat
Kock part of last session.
Mr. Bruce Timmerman and Miss
Kathleen Kenrick spent last Wednes
day afternoon with Misses Bessie and
Messrs. C. 0. Timmerman and Al
bert Shelton spent last week-end in
Mr. John Shelton visited his sister,
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