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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27,1918 N0.3g
Powell Harrison 111 at Camp
Wadsworth. U. D. C. Send
Thanksgiving Box to
Mrs. Annie P. Harrison went to
Camp Wadsworth last Thursday, up
on the receipt of a telegram stating
the illness cf her son, Mr. Powell
Harrison. She left on the first train
and found her son in a critical state.
Later reports are encouraging and it
is hoped that he will soon be conva
Miss Helen Wright left last week
to teach in the school at Chappells.
Mrs. W. P. Cassells and little ones
are at home from a visit to relatives
Mrs. Marie S. Dozier and Master
Albert and Willis have returned from
a week's visit at Edgefield with Mrs.
News comes that Mrs. Taylor Good
wyn and Mrs. DeSaussure Hogan,
who have been ill, are now improving.
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended an ex
ecutive meeting of the directory
bot^d. of the Baptist Hospital, Colum
bia, on last Thursday.
Mrs. Willie Tompkins who had her
arm broken about six weeks ago, is
now abie to be about again, having
had the wire supports removed from
the injured member.
Mrs. Susie J. Latimer is now in
Virginia and will spend the winter
with her nieces. Mesdames Harry
Hamilton and Oliver "Hamilton.
Mr. Walker M obley has been made
manager of the Bank of Western Ca
Mrs. W. S. LaGrone and little
daughter are at home from a two
weeks' stay in Aiken with the form
er's mother, Mrs. Coleman.
Mr. J. Howard Payne has been sick
during the week* with influenza, and
is being missed at his office.
Mr. isfcnd Mrs. J. Murray and family
have moved to Camden to reside.
~ -Mrs. A,,.F. Luwis,.-ice:i?. vq ..Q&?Xkr?
ville last Friday to soe h?r daughter,
Miss Marie Lewi;:, who was threaten- j
ed with pneumonia .Miss Marie had ?
suffered an attack of influenza and i
.the.trouble developed upon her re-j
turn to college. Mrs. Lewis was ac
companied by I\ir. Archie Lewis and
went prepared to brimr her daughter
back with her bur decided it was best
for her to remain longer at the col
lege, as ihe found her condition bet- j
ter. " . i
Greenville Woman's college is now
under quarantine and a number of
new cases were reported in the col
. lege last week* bu.. most of them dre
of a mild form. While so many of the
students are sick they are dependent
on milk as a chief nourishment but
on last Friday morning all of the
milch cows were found dead in their
stalls. It was thought that the cotton
seed huii* might have contained some
thing that was used to destroy the
boll weevii. Their death is attributed
to this food.
Mrs. Frank Landrum and Misses
Elizabeth anci Marie Lewis are guests
of relatives here.
For about sixteen years the Mary
Ann Buie chapter U. D. C. has been
sending a box of good things to the
inmates of the county home on
Thanksgiving, and this year they are
again remembering them and the box
will be carried out on Wednesday af
ternoon, that they can receive it in
ample time for the day. There are
only ten inmates there now which I
speaks well for the county.
As the past Sunday was such an
inclement one*, the annual collection
for Connie Maxwell orphanage was
not taken but will be taken this com
Miss Margaret Holland is now with
Mrs. T. R. Denny since her return.
Service at the First Baptist Church
Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock and
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Preaching by the pastor. Please do
not forget the Sunday school will
have services at the usual hour. The
Men's Baraca Class is urged to meet
and all who have been members are
requested to be present.
ROBERT G. LEE, Pastor.
How To Giv?5 Quinine To Children.
FKBRILINEisthei-ade-mark name Rfivrn to an
improved Quinine. KisaTastelessSyrup, pleas
ent to take anil does not disturb the stoni.-.ch.
Children take it abd never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness norririKiiiK in the head. Try
it the .'ext time you need Quinine for any pur
Vose. Ask for 2-ounce original packape. The
?ame P?t?RILIN? is blown in bottle. 25 cents.
ean on their way to America, laden with' thousands pf
-Al-readv there are "west-bound ships plowing the. Atlagg^
brave "Yanks/' In a few days the Thirtieth Division, according to4n official announcement, will 'eml?aik for&ifcdr.t?*
In this Division there are scores of Edgefield county boys. Yes, many of our boys will enjoy Christmas dinner at home.
Miss Florence Mims Sends a
Account of Ker First
Glimpse of Boston.
50 Gainsboro Street,
November 22, 1918
To Thc Advertiser:
I One always believes that thc 'en
I of good things justifies the means, i
! other words that no sacrifice is tc
great for a goodNend to be obtainei
?but a train sick traveller, though nc
doubting this truth, at least thin!
! that in proportion to the means, th
j destination . must be a place like Pai
[adise to make up for the long an
trying train journey. Even the bottl
of smelling salts was used in vainita
En route, I passed through th
?states of South and North Caroline
i Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania
?Delaware, New Jersey, New Yorfc
(Connecticut and Massachusetts, am
so rapidly that I was reminded o
?what an Irishman said of the rail
?roads in his country. He said tha
?one day he was travelling, and fron
the train window he saw a pond, an<
then a stretch of corn and tomatoes
?He went so fast he thought it wa:
j The red autumn leaves were beau
jtiful as I was passing through th<
South, but in the North the leave;
are crisp and brown and some of thc
?trees are entirely leafless, and re
minded me of what William Culler
Bryant said of autumn:
"The melancholy days have come,
The saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds and naked woods,
And meadows brown and sear."
In reality, however, it is this time
?of the year in which we recover our
; vitality, at the time the trees are los
j The trains made fine time in the
.North which I found out by refer
ring to my booklet and my watch,
which was supposed to be out of fix,
The Mason and Dixon line is no
more, and the spirit of the "Frozen
North and Sunny South" are one,
having passed through the greatest
crisis in the nation's history together.
New England is the home of so
many of the manufactured products
j that we use in the South, and I pass
ed many great manufacturing con
cerns. I remember especially Bridg
port, Corm., where the Singer m
chines are made. Also I passed :
Bridgeport the headquarters of tl
Barnum and Bailey Circus.
We need the business-like Non
with its manufacturing centers, ar
the hospitable, agricultural South 1
make the nation a perfect whole, ar
without either it would be a failur
Much bewildered, I arrived at Bo
ton at eight o'clock at night, gettir
off at Back Bay Station. I walked
few steps and was met by two girl
students in Boston, one from Ne
York and the other from New Hani]
My first impression of Boston WJ
that this huge, lighted place was
great blessing where one might wal
and rest, for the bumping train ha
been like a ship on the ocean.
I spent my first night at the Sti
dents House, 9G Fenway, establishe
the year I was born, going the nea
morning to the Leland Powers schoc
which I found to be very elegan
and charming indeed, both as to it
faculty and building. Mr. Powers an
all the faculty are perfectly charm
ing. I am delighted.
I am rooming at a Y. W. C. A
Club House, recommended by th
Students Union. In this apartment
there are twenty-four other student
from eigheen states. Five others be
sides myself are Leland Powers stu
I am taking my meals at the Stu
dents Union, a lovely place wher<
crowds of students take their meals
They are studying everything imagi
nable and seem to be from everj
state in the union.
I am rooming with a girl fron
New Hampshire who is spending hei
fourth year in Boston as a studenl
We are going to the Museum oi
Fine Arts Sunday afternoon to see
some of the wonderful pictures.
I went to the theatre last night
with a girl from Plant City, Florida,
where we saw Ethel Barrymore.
I am enjoying myself very much
indeed and am not homesick and am
so independent, that I can hardly
realize it is I. I found my boarding
place myself, and sometimes go to
and from school alone, in fact am
learning to depend upon myself.
I am delighted with Mr. Powers.
He read to us a whole hour the other
day and he is very wonderfu:, I
j We Must Still Conserve Food.
I Notwithstanding the cessation of
i hostilities in Europe, the indications
are that a certain form of food ad
ministration will have to be continu
ed in this country; this, as much for
the purpose of regulating and holding
down food prices for the people at
home, as for the purpose of properly
distributinjr our surplus food products
among the peoples of stricken Eu
rope, as well as to supply the needs
of our' army of occupation.
In other words, a certain amount
of patriotic sacrifice will have to be
continued for a time by the people
.of America; and it is believed that
they will gladly acquiesce in this pro
gram, as they have formerly.
All this was made clea:: by Dr. An
drew M. Soule, federal food adminis
trator for Georgia, at a meeting of
county food administrators in Atlan
ta last Tuesday, as well as by Mr. W.
It. Boyden, chief of the enforcement
division of the federal food adminis
tration, at Washington.
It was pointed out by these gentle
men that the food administration or
ganization will be maintained for
I some time to come upon practically
its present basis to carry on the con
servation necessary to solving the
new "food problems of the world, and
the people of Georgia will be called
upon to lend the same generous co
operation they have given the admin
istration in the past.
It is likely that the present food
restrictions, with modifications in
some particulars, will remain in force
until at least July 1, 1919. In some
details, notably fats and dairy prod
ucts, the restrictions almost certainly
will have to be made more stringent
than at present.
Dr. Soule in his address said with
the present and prospective wheat
supply and the prospect of more ship
ping becoming available, it has been ;
possible to lift the wheat restrictions
already. Indeed, he states, the oncom
ing crop is so large that there is a
possibility that next year the prob
lem may be more largely that of stor
age and transportation of wheat than
j of supply.
The sugar allotment, he also poinl
ed out, has heen increased to thre
pounds and in December will go t
four pounds, while after Januar
"you will probably be able to roll i
sugar if you think it will help yo
On the other hand, the people o
?Europe are suffering from lack o
?fats, and it will be absolutely essen
tial, Dr. Soule said, for America t
economize very closely in this detai
in order that the people of Europ
may be supplied. The lack of fat
and dairy products is a terrible men
ace to the children, he said, and h
I declared that already in Servia am
?Roumania there are hardly any chil
dren left. It is to put a stop to sucl
conditions as this that America wil
be asked to save her fats for use ii
Dr. Soule stated that not only wil
America be called upon to feed he:
allies, as during the war but will ever
j be asked to furnish food for the de
?feated people of the central powers
j Dr. Soule admitted that to do this foi
I the people who have preached anc
practiced terrorism and brutality tc
all the world and have slain our sons
is not at all the liking of Americans,
but that aside from the humanitarian
spirit for which America stands, this
i course will be necessary in order to
j curb Bolshevikism and anarchy which
threatens not merely the disrupted
nations of central Europe, but also
neutral countries and is capable of a
situation which may pass beyond con
trol. This is the cold fact of the situ
ation America is up against, he said.
Dr. Soule also pointed out there
are more than 40,000,000 people in
northern Russia who are facing star
vation unless relief can be carried to
them. The plight of these people is
such that it is already doubtful whe
ther they can be saved from this hor
rible fate, he said. If winter comes
on and their northern ports become
ice-bound before food reached them,
Dr. Soule declared, they will die ac
tually by the millions.
The co-operation of America in
feeding the world will be further em
phasized during "World Relief Work"
December 2 to 7th, when an enor
mous amount of food is expected to
be saved in a nation-wide week's
campaign. Plans for the keeping of
RED OAK GROVE.
Red Cross Workers Very Busy.
Service Flag Exercises
to Take Place Next
Really, our section has seemed al
most in isolation for a period of six
weeks, due in part to fear of influen
za rather the quarantine, because
many would not venture out even
after the ban was off. Then, when the
weather is unfavorable in the coun
try a Sunday is, oh, so lonely for the
young folks. For us, though, vre
catch up with our reading that has
been put to itself, and writing too,
that possibly should have had our at
tention earlier. So rainy Sundays are
sometimes better for us. Inasmuch as
the Sunday schools and churches feel
the effects of the abandonment of
services, that naturally causes some
Last Sunday was to have been or
phanage day in our Sunday school
but the weather prevented attend
ance. Much is being written and con
sidered on the country church now
and we read with interest every arti
cle, for the sinew of our churches in
the city is often influenced by those
churches whose foundation work was
laid in the country Sunday school.
Besides, the army and navy boys ob
serve this ruling among their com
rades and even with their superior
officers. We must not get discourag
ed and allow any indifference to take^
possession now. The matter is of vi
tal importance. We can not afford to .
let "our boys" return to find the
work secondary and ineffective with
tho*? of us whose influence enabled
them to face with courage and con
fidence the ordeals of these great war
The Red Cross workers are quite
busy now with their knitting. Mrs.
Mamie Bussey and Miss Mamie, also .
Mrs. J. T. Grifas have finished a swea
ter each, besides haying done work .
for che Com mun Tey Service Cam
J?.ajgn.._?he committee appointed at
Cross to solicit members must not be
come discouraged but try harder if
I possible to add more to the Red Cross
; treasury for every dollar means un
told gwod, in ways too many to mon
ition. We have an illustrated pam
phlet we will be glad for our collect
! ors to exhibit as they can, when soli
, citing memberhip.
j We regret not having the program
complete fur the fiatr service which is
?to take place next Sunday afternoon
.at Red Oak Grove at two-thirty. Not
. having Sunday school last Sunday de
ferred our plans in having complete
details ready io announce, but we
invite our friends and the public in
I general to come and be with us.
There will be our us'jal monthly
jservice in the forenoon previous to
;the flag service in the afternoon.
It was our privilege to bo in the
home of Mr. and Mrs". Calbraith Mur
rah last Monday night. We missed the
j presence of our honored friend, the
?lato Mr. John Matthews, but a] ;re
i dated" the evidence that Mr. Murrah
was following elie beautiful example
lin having family worship which his
uncle had taught him.
It is always a real treat to enjoy .
the splendid hospitality of Mrs. Ollie
Bunch and family, and to come in
j touch with the saintly spirit of dear
?Aunt Trese Adams who has many
times come into our own home, mak
ing us feel better for having her moth
erly counsel and tender love extend
ed us. We found her quite active
and able to sit with us till late bed
We regretted to learn tha? the en
tire family of Mr. Evans Barker is
quite ill with influenza.
FARMER'S HEAVY LOSS.
Fire Costs Dillon Man Forty
Dillon, S. C., Nov. 20-R. M. Jack
son, a successful and wealthy farmer
of this county, lost by fire Saturday
night 100 bales cotton, 14,000 bush
els cotton seed, a large ginnery and
all machinery connected with the
His estimated loss is $40.000. He
had no insurance on any of the prop
the week in Georgia were discussed
at the Atlanta meeting, and tentative
programs for observance were out
lined for use in the different counties
of the state.-Augusta Chronicle.