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V0L 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1918 MO. 38
W.C. T.U. Supports French Or
phan. Death of Mr. Barre*
Many Homes Afflict
ed With Influenza.
Johnston now has three banks, the
new one being the Merchants and
Farmers Bank, arid its organization
is in progress with a capital of
In September the Johnston W. C.
T. U. decided to support one of the
French orphans, and the required
amount for one year, $36.50 was sent
on. The u nion has been informed of
the name of the child that goes un
der its care, Gabriel Vidal, a little
girl of 13 years, her birthday being
July 31. The L.T. L. has also been in
formed of the orphan which is being
supported through the thoughtful
ness of its members. This is a little
boy eleven years old.
Miss Marion Turner, the daughter
of Mr. M. T. Turner has been quite
sick for a week with pneumonia
which was superinduced by influenza.
A- trained nurse has been with her
? during the time and on Sunday, Dr.
Houston, a specialist of Augusta, was
called in for a consultation. Her con
dition is at this time more favorable.
Mr. and Mrs. David Crim have re- j
turned from Alabama where they
have been residing, and will live with
their mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crim.
Mr. R. P. Stackhouse of Americus,
Ga., have been visiting the latter's
father, Rev. Thacker, who continues
ill. The prayers of every ene are for
Mrs. Joseph Cox has gone to Hen
dersonville, N. C., to spend a while
with her mother, Mrs. Yeomans.
Mrs. lone Owdom is now making
her home here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Quattlebaum.
Mrs. Harry C. Strother and little
son spent two days of the week in
the home of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Miss Frances Turner is at home
from G. W. C. having been called
horne on account of the illness of her
sister, Miss Marion Turner.
Mr. W. M. Barre died at his home
a few miles from town on last Sun- ?
day afternoon, -from heart failure.
He had been with his wife to spend
the day with relatives, and upon his
return home, went out to attend to
something about the yard, and fell ;
suddenly. While the family knew that
he was in a very serious state, the
shock of his death was great. His
daughter had left that day for Hume
S. C. where she teaches, and had just ?
reached her destination when the sad
summons to return home reached
her. Besides this daughter, Kathleen,
he leaves another daughter and son, ;
Mr. James Barre, and his widow who ;
was Miss Kate Rushton. Mr. Barre
was a noble, Christian man, and was
held in great esteem by all, and es- .
pecially in the community where he .
lived was he a force for good. He was
whole-souled and kind and a true .
and tried friend and neighbor. But it .
is as a loving husband and devoted .
father that he is most keenly missed. .
The funeral was held on Tuesday .
morning at Bethlehem church, and
his remains were laid to rest in the
sacr?d spot under the huge old oaks,
where rest other loved ones.
Mrs. J. L. Walker went to New
berry last week to attend the funeral
of her nephew, J. B. Smith. Mr. 1
Smith died while he was en route for j
overseas duties, and his body was ac
companied home by a special com
Rev. J. H. Kinard has gone to Roa
noke, Va., to attend the Synod of the 1
Lutheran churches, and from there
he will go to New York to attend a 1
general associational meeting.
Every one regrets to learn that
soon Mr. Carroll Cogburn will move ,
his family to Augusta where they (
will reside, he having accepted a po
cition there. (
Mrs. Eula Wright Gleaton -d .
Springfield, is the guest of relatives. (
Mrs. Newton Broadwater is now j
teaching at Harmony schocl. She has ,
taught there before and proved her
self a most capable and painstaking
teacher. All of her pupils loved her,
and must be glad to have her back, ,
even though they have advanced to ,
another grade. (
Mrs. Henry Whitaker and children \
of North Carolina are guests of Miss ;
Alma Woodward. |
Dr. W. T Derieux preached on Sun I
day morning at the Baptist church, I
and every one was delighted to hear !
him and enjoyed and appreciated his
discourse to the fullest.
Mrs. W. S. Stokes and Miss Ruth
Stokes have gone to Columbia to join
Dr. Stokes, and they will now reside
there. Dr. Stokes is employed on the
State Educational Board.
Mr. Guy Forrest and family are
now living here, the former having a
position at the Johnston Oil Mills.
Miss Emma Bouknight went to
Charleston last week to act as page
for the president general, U. D. C.,
Miss Mary Poppenheim, at the exe
cutive board meeting of the U. D. C.
The general convention being called
off at St. Louis the president general
called this general meeting at Char
There have been many homes here
afflicted with influenza, and in some
several of the family were ill at the
same time. The beautiful spirit with
which neighbors and friends have
gone into these homes and ministered
to the sick, has been noted. There
were many that labored thus whose
names were not learned of, perhaps,
and all of these were surely loving
their neighbor as-themselves." These
beautiful acts were such that it would
be good to give their names but as
there were many, some might be un
intentionally left out. In one home
when death made two visitations,
kind neighbors and friends sent every
meal as long as sickness lasted.
Influenza Claims Heavy Death
Washington, Nov. 17.-The recent
epidemic of influenza in the United
States caus?d more deaths than oc
curred among the American expedi
tionary forces from all causes from
the time the first unit landed in
France until hostilities ceased.
This announcement today by the
census bureau was based on unofficial
estimates of the total casualties
among the overseas forces and re
ports from 46 cities having a com
bined population of 23,000,000, which
showed 82,306 deaths from influenza
and pneumonia from September 9 to
Normally these cities would have
had 4,000 deaths from these causis
during this period, it was snid, leav
ing approximately 78,000 as the num
ber properly chargeable to the epi
"The total casualtes in thc Ameri
can expeditionary forces," said the
announcement, "have recently been
unofficially estimated at 100,000. On
the basis of the number thus far re
ported, it may be assumed that death
from all causes, including diseases
and accidents, are probably less than
45 per cent, and may not be more
than 40 per cent, of the total casual
ties. On this assumption, the loss of
life in the American expeditionary
forces to date are about 40,000 or
The total of deaths due to the in
fluenza epidemic in this country is
not known, the announcement said,
as only the 46 cities for which fig
ares were given report vital statistics
to the census bureau. The greatest
mortality due to the epidemic, in pro
portion to population, was 7.4 per
thousand, was reported from Balti
Broke in Store.
Saturday night some person, whose
name and whereabouts are unknown,
chiseled a panel out of the rear door
of the Lynch drug store and entered
the building, carrying away all of
the small change in the cash drawer,
ill of the opium and other narcotic
drugs. Apparently nothing else in
the store was disturbed, which leads
one to suspect that the theft was ei
ther committed by some one addicted
to the morphine habit or some shrewd
burgler who makes it his business to
rob drug stores in order to sell them.
Such a theft has never been commit
ted in Edgefield before. If the offend
er is apprehended, the federal gov
ernment will probably take a hand
in the prosecution as it is a violation
of a Federal statute to have such a
large quantity of narcotics in one's
"Pounds and Francs."
When our boys come back from
"over there" they will scarcely know
bow to "make change" with Ameri
can coins, having become so accus
tomed to the money of France and
England. One boy writing home says
he has a few days off after some du
ty and will pass the time in seeing
some of the sights of France. But, he
says, "It takes pounds to travel and
I only have francs."
RED OAK GROVE.
Christmas Boxes for Our Sol
dier Boys. Y. W. A. Met
Sunday. School Re
There will be some boxes sent
from our Auxiliary to the boys "over
there" to help make Christmas one
of pleasant memories over the ready
rejoicings of victory. Yes, we rejoice
but not without much anxiety, for
there is yet more to be accomplished
than many realize. Our country is
still far from rocking in a ^cradle of
peace and ease and there is no time
yet to cease our gifts. The demands
are many to make safe our home land
and our boys "over there."
The inclement weather caused at
tendance to be small at the Y. W. A.
meeting last Sunday, though matters
of business were discussed and fu
ture plans adopted. Miss Lullie Tim
merman will be hostess for the next
monthly meeting, but a called meet
ing will be held on next Sunday
immediately after Sunday school.
The gardens and grain enjoyed a
much needed rain last Sunday. It had
become dry but vegetation soon re
Mr. M. T. Clegg and Mr. Albert
Shelton spent last Sunday afternoon
with Mr. T. W. Lamb.
Mrs. George Bussey had as her
I guests her aunt, Mrs. Carrie Forrest
and Mr. Guy Forrest from Johnston,
last Sunday. Also her brother fron
Augusta, Mr. Charley Wates.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Griffis visited
'relatives near Cleora last week end.
Misses Mamie Bussey and Lullie
Timmerman had with them last Sat
urday night Miss Grace McManus of
lEdgefield. Miss Grace is a splendid
j young lady, having many warm
?friends wherever she goes.
The best wishes of the many,
friends of Mr. J. T. McManus go
with him as he returns to his work
in Maryland 'after Jus thirty. days'
leave 'of absence.
Quite a number of families in this
?section are enjoying spare ribs and
sausage since the weather has been
a little colder. The frost last week
was a most appreciated one.
Mrs. James Hamilton has returned
from Harlem and Augusta where she
visited relatives last week.
So many of the colored people
?have fitted themselves with nice
?horses and buggies in this section.
We feel sure they have done wisely,
rather than invest in auto? as has
been done in many places.
All the influenza patients have
fully recovered now and we are glad
?to say there are no new cases in this
Mrs. Eddie Brooks from Modoc,
spent last Sunday with Mr. Brooks'
mother at Mr. West Doolittle's.
Miss Nettie Doolittle has purchased
from Mr. Holland a nice piano. Miss
Nettie has been making good in her
music, notwithstanding the hindrance
of not having an instrument to prac
tice upon regularly.
Miss Lizzie Mims returns to her
school this week, having been home
with her parents for the past two
or three weeks.
Flat Rock school opened Monday.
Edgefield's Memorial to Her
The U. D. C. of Edgefield wish to
stand on record aa promoting the
first memorial to our dead heroes.
Every one interested in this will
please see the president of the Edge
field U. D. C. Chapter, Mrs. A. A.
Woodson. This is a movement which
every man, woman and child in the
county should be interested in and
all organizations will be asked to as
sist. We should place on our public
square a shaft or other memorial to
perpetuate the memory of our boys
and do it at once.
More than 200 pounds of nut
shells and fruit stones have been sent
to Johnston Red Cross headquarters
from the Beginners' Sunday School
class of Philippi. The contribution
puts the following boys and girls on
the "honor roll:"
Viola Clark, Wilbur Clark, Nora
Derrick, Henry Woodward, Gertrude
Purdue, Oliva Pardue, Everette Der
rick, Lewis Derrick, Grant Williams,
Henry Williams, Frank Williams, Jas
per Derrick, Martha Derrick, Pauline
Derrick, Kenneth Claxton, Catherine
Mr. D. R. Coker Discussed
Price of Cotton After Re
turning From a Trip
I 1 -.
D. R. Coker, who has just returned
from a two months trip to England
and.France as a member of an agri
cultural commission sent by the secre
tary of agriculture, was in Columbia
yesterday, says The State of Friday.
In connection with the work of the
commission Mr. Coker made some in
vestigations as to the cotton situa
tion abroad, and got the opinion of
pro^&ineni; European economists as to
the^world's needs of cotton and other
textile fibers. The consensus of opin
ion was that there is an accumulated
deficiency of all textile materials,
both raw and manufactured, in the
Prof. John A. Todd of Nottingham
one of the world's famous experts in
cotton economics, thinks that a crop
of 16,000,000 bales of American cot
ton is needed this year.
The stock of the American cotton
at Liverpool the last of October was
listed at about 100,000 bales. Mr. Co
ker was informed, however, that not
more than 10,000 bales of this was
unsold. Buyers for English mills were
going over the Liverpool market and
buyjng desirable cotton wherever
they.could find it even in one to five
balejlots. Unsold stocks of American
cotton in England are practically
nothing, although English mills are j
now using only 40 per cent as much
of our cotton as before the war.
Mr. Coker believes that a large
amount of American cotton should be j
shipped abroad just as promptly as
the tonnage can be had. Much is now j
needed . to replenish foreign stocks,
more will be needed to supply spin
dles now idle which may be expected
to start up in a 'few months in the
allied countries, and a foreign reserve !
fer T^.mnyc export to Germany, and
Austria as soon as our raw materials
are allowed to go into those countries
should be maintained.
Mr. Coker feels that numbers of
unusual features have combined to
probably depress the price of cotton, j
In the first place we have the earliest
crop ever known, and also the har-1
vesting period has been absolutely j
ideal. This has resulted in a very j
much larger proportion of the crop :
I than ususal being ready for the mar-1
ket by November 1. The unfortunate
price fixing discussion in Washington j
was another unsettling feature. It ?
caused wide fluctuations and heavy
losses to legitimate cotton interests.
During the past month the influenza
epidemic bas shut down a large num- [
ber of mills and disorganized the cot
ton marketing machinery of the,
Mr .Coker does not think it strange |
that these cumulative influences '
should have finally resulted in a hea- !
vy decline. He feels that there is on
ly one thing that will surely check |
the decline and restore values and !
that is a concerted holding movement j
by the actual owners of cotton. He ,
believes that in less than six months 1
there will be a demand for large !
quantities of cotton for the use of j
new spindles in England and upon j
the continent, and with this year's j
crop only approximately equal to the
world's consumption, he does not see
where this cotton is to come from
without reducing the world's visible
supplies to famine figures. Whatever
the immediate course of the market
may be he feels that there is but one
sound course for th.e cotton farmers
and that is to refuse to accept pres
A Soldier Costs $423.27.
The Camp Salva.
Camp Sevier soldiers may be inter
ested to learn that it costs the United
States government $327.73 to keep
each one of them here a yef.r and that
their cost of maintenance is increased
to $423.47 when they are ordered ,
Under the direction of Brigadier- ,
General R. E. Wood, acting quarter
master-general of the army, statistics
have been gathered from the clothing
and equipage, subsistence, conserva- ,
tion, reclamation and hardware and [
metals divisions of the quartermas
ter corps to indicate just what it costs
a year to maintain a soldier overseas
and in the United States. These statis
tics show that the cost is $423.47 a i
year to equip and maintain a soldier ?
overseas and $327.78 to equip and \
maintain one in the United States.
Subsistence, figured at 69 cents per
day amounts to $251.85 per man over
seas; figured at 52 cents per day in
the United States, it amounts to
The cost of initial equipment for
the soldier in the first year in the Uni
ted States is $115.30. The cost of the
initial equipment of the soldier over
seas for the first year is $42.41. This
cost of $42.41 is for articles which
are in addition to the regular equip
ment. Thus it appears that if the sol
dier did not take with him a great
deal of his old equipment already sup
plied him in the United States, the
contrast between the cost of equip
ping and maintaining a soldier in this
country and abroad would be much
Not only is the amount of equip
ment needed abroad greater than that
needed in this country, but the statis
tics of the conservation and reclama
tion division show that equipment and
clothing overseas is subject to much
harder use, wears out more quickly
and is less effectively reclaimed than
similar material, clothing and equip
ment used in the United States. The
amount of reclamation of each indi
vidual soldier's equipment in the Un
ited States is $75.80 a year, while
the amount of reclamation of similar
material abroad is but $33.31 per
man per year.
Bailey Military Institute Opens
With Large Enrollment.
Greenwood, Nov. 15.-After clos
ing for several weeks on account of
the epidemic Bailey Military Insti
tute reopened on November 4, with
an enrollment of 357 cadets, this be
ing 100 more than it has ever been
able to accomodate before. Accomo
dation of this additional number was
made possible by changing the quar
ters of several teachers and the con
struction of a new barracks building
on the campus. The new barracks was
completely ready for occupancy at
the re-opening. AU rooms in this
building had been reserved before it
was completed and the superintend
ent was compelled to turn away a
large number of young men who ap
The increased enrollment necessi
tated the formation of five companies !
in the cadet battalion instead of four,
the usual number. The commandant
perfected the reorganization while
the cadets were on furlough and the
regular daily drills and exercises be
gan immediately after the re-opening.
Anticipating an unusually large at-1
tendance the headmaster reorganized
the class room work, dividing the I
classes into many sections so that j
individual instruction might be given. |
Printed schedules were given to all
cadets as soon as they returned and
the regular class room work began
the first day.
Several new professors have been
added to the faculty, which is now i
larger than ever before, there being
21 officers and instructors.
Much to the delight of the cadets ' ?
the superintendent has had erected a j ;
large reading and recreation hall. The ?,
hall is furnished with all the leading I ?
magazines and newspapers as well as >
a large number of games, musical in- i
struments, etc. This hall is in charge |
of Miss Bailey who opens it to the ;
cadets every afternoon during the
recreation period. ]
In compliance with the proclama
tion of the mayor of the city the au- |
thorities granted a holiday to the ca- ,
dets Monday, November ll. The bat- |
talion led the parade through the ,
streets of the city and afterwards en- ?
tered, enthusiastically, into the gen- ]
eral celebration over the news of the ]
triumph of the allies. ]
Major Curry has moved into an at- <
tractive new bungalow recently erect- 1
ed on the north end of the campus, i
Major Lyon will soon move into an
other bungalow now being erected (
next door to Major Curry. i
The football squad under Coach
Grey is working hard every afternoon j
rapidly getting into form for the first ]
game of the session, which will be ?
with Newberry College at Newberry, j
Saturday, November 16. t
Just received a beautiful line of j
ladies' Georgette and Crepe de Chine
waists in very attractive styles and
We have on hand a beautiful line ?
of men and boys suits, which we are -\
jelling out at a very reasonable price.
I. MUKASHY. i
Many Persons Afflicted Wit!
Influenza. Schools Have
Reopened*, Mr. Townes
We were all so sorry to h?ar of
Mr. J. L. Mims having been :;o ill
with the "flu" but glad to hear he
has recovered and hope he will not
have a return of it. Hope none of
the res': of the family had it.
We were glad to see Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Munday Sunday morning. They
came down after having been to the
church and waited for a long while
for the pastor. Mrs. Munday is owe of
our dearest and best friends. She is
the biggest hearted woman in the
world. She brought us some nice"
things each time she came and we of
ten wish she lived as near us as she
We are glad to see Mr. Munday
looking so well after having been so
ill with the "flu." Mrs. Harry Bunch
is up again and so are all the chil
dren, except Wingfield. We fear he is
taking it now. Mr. Harry Bunch is
very hoarse and he fears he is going
to have a relapse. We hope not.
Mr. ?nd Mrs. Fred Barker ace des
perately ill with influenza. They have
had to take her baby of three weeks
from her to a different part of the
Mrs. George Townes of Aiken with
her two children has come to her
aunt, Mrs. Milton Barker to try and
escape the "flu." There is so much of
it in Aiken. She is afraid for her iii
tie George, Jr., to have it and also
fer herself and little daughter of four
to catch it.
Mr. Milton Barker has returned
from his business trip to Chattanoo
ga, Tenn. Mrs. Barker has been quite
sick with chills all the fall.
Dr. Traylor Briggs had to give up
Saturday with the influenza.
Mrs. Sam Corley, Jr., has a little
daughter which arrived last week.
. Mrs: Bill Adams; is -still.:hav ag to
sro to Dr. Walden to be punctured for
malaria. The malaria has affected her
eyes very much.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Medloek
have moved over to Mr. G. W. Med
We hear that Mr. Eve Mealing and
Miss Ellie Mealing are going to m OT?
to North Augusta.
Mr.. Alex- DeLaughter will move to
North Augusta as soon as he gets
his store erected there.
Mr. and Mrs. John DeLaughter
from the Red Hill section have mov
ed to North Augusta.
Mrs. Nan Schmidt will move to Mr.
George Dom's to live with her
We are glad to hear that Miss
Mattie Shaw is improving after her
long spell of influenza. We hope she
will soon be weil and strong. Glad
to see that Mr. Tom Shaw's hand is
better. He can run the car again.
Miss Theresa Bunch opened her
school at Sweetwater a week ago
Monday and Miss Lena DeLaughter
opened the Cemetery Hill schoui, the
same day. Some of the children were
30 glad to get back to school again,
sven if they do have to walk nearly
three miles. They are very fond of
Glad to hear of Mrs. John McKie;s
oeing sb well and strong again.
Miss Sallie Hammond was the cea
ir? of attraction Saturday, holding,
luite a reception of her friends from
;he country. Mrs. Henry Adams and
laughter, Mr. and Mrs. John McKfe
ind Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mundjgy
Mr. and Mrs. George McKie and M*.
Mead Hammond. Sallie is such a
aright, sweet girl and she has a large
?ircle of friends. We always enjoy
;he few minutes we get to ?un ia
md see her.
Sorry to hear Miss Lucy McKie ie
luite sick again. Hope she is not tafc
ng the "flu."
Miss Addilee McKie left on ike
)th to join her aunt, Miss Georgia
Jeese in Washington, D. C. and has
;aken a government position. She wt
.ived in time to witness the paraie
;o celebrate peace.
Mr. Frank Townes took several ??
tis hogs to the Macon fair and mil'
.eturn some time during this week.
Mr. George Townes visited his wie
Sunday at Mrs. Milton Barker's.
We" saw Mrs. Walter Stevens ka
Augusta Saturday. She is looking
Mrs. Marie Middleton also look*