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' VOL.83 . EDGSFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4.1D?3 T?O. 40
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Thanksgiving Day Observed
Marriage of Jaclison
and Mr; Strom; D. A.
A union Thanksgiving service was
arranged to be had at \.h? Me'.hodis
church hore on thc 2'Jih but the verj,
disagreeable weather made this beau
tiful srvicc have a small attendance.
A very appropriate sermon was
preached by Rev. W. S. Brooke, and
there were fervent pray.er3 and
hymns of thanksgiving.
There were a number of family
re-unions on the day, many students
coming: for the week-end. While due
regard was paid to the food restric
tions, all the Thanksgiving traditions
were not forgotten. Turkey and oth
er home grown prcducts adorned the
festive board and the day wa; great
ly enjoyed in spite of the gloomy out
side. It was a day for meditation. Xo
one could venture out so the day lent
itself to quiet contemplation of all
that had transpired since last-Thanks
giving Day. There was much to be
thankful for, and no doubt every
heart offered up thanks to the Hea
venly Father for His gracious, loving
kindness and care, and especially for
the Peace that had come.
Orphanage Day was observed Sun
day in thc Baptist Sunday sch : and
. a splendid collection was tak? . The
amount will be stated later .'- th re
were many who were deiaim I on ac
count of the weather who will want
to make a contribution. The Berean
Class (young ladies Bible c!a?sj travo
$7-~).00, which was beautiful in tl
Sergeant Brice Teague, grandi
of Mr. W. W. Said:, r. was v uri ' ri
by a machine gun son e time a ? and
information has been recd .i from
the hospital in France that he is im?
Cordial interest was centered in
the marriage of Miss 0 ive Jackson
to Mr. Eulah Strom, which took place j
on Simday..alie. -r> at the pnr^on
age of Ridge Spring venere Kev. A. !
C. Baker, who is pastor of Philippi
church, performed the ceremony. He
was assisted by the bride-'s brother,
Rev. John A. Jackson. After the cer
emony the happy couple and the
friends with them returned to the
bride's heme in the Philippi section.
Her father, Mr. iL W. Jackson had
a wedding dinner which was enjoyed
by other friends and relatives gath
ered in the home. In the afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Strom k-t\ for a wed
ding trip and upon their return will
make their home at Plum Branch,
the home of the ?-'room.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry .Strother and
Master Harry spent the latter part
of the week here in the home of Mr. 1
M. T. Turn r the latter remaining
for a visit of two weeks.
Mrs. 0. D. Black, 4th nee presi-.
dent of the U. D. ?'.. received a tele
gram Saturday from Mrs. John Curt,1
State president, advising her that the
State Convention which was to con
. vene on the following Wednesday at
Darlington, had been postponed in
definitely, owing to health conditions
in the city. Mrs. Black notified all ?
delegates of her District. I
In all probability a one day meet-'
ing of tho State W. C. T. U. will be
held in Columbia on the ll th. The
convention at Marion, October 19th
to 21st was called off and it is neces- I
sary that plans fer the year's work ;
be mapped out.
Mr. and Xiv.-. Fulton and children
of Virginia, arrived last week for a j
visit to the former's sis:er, Mrs. W.
S. Brooke. Ti.is is their first visit to j
Miss Hallie White, who was1
brought home from Leesville last
Monday, suffering with a case of the i
prevailing epidemic, is now up and !
Mr. avid Mrs. Charlie Lrtffison and i
Mr. and Mrs. .i. il. Elkins of Augusta !
were guests on Wednesday in the j
home of Mr. Henry Doboy and the
remainder of the week was spent
with the family of Dr. J. R. Doboy.
Miss Mary Myer who is stenogra
pher for Keith and Co., at Chappells,
spent Thank; .riving with her aunt,
Mrs. M. E. .Norris.
Miss Hei in Wright who is teach
ing at Chappell, spent the week-end
at h* r home herc.
Mr. F. M. Boyd who has been in
Charleston f'<r the past three months
in service of the government, came
for a visit to his family on Saturday.
The first of the year he will be at
Beaufort and Mrs. Boyd will join
(???tn? Newspaper Un ^cilbJEarftlta
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
spending a while with her daughter
ii . .
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn arc al
home from a visit t<> '?Valhalla.
Mr. W. M. Wright is delighted
$m ? V?&m ?^.dus_son,
mme Lee Wright, who has been s in
ti cn cd in England, saying that IK
hopes to be at home very soon nov.-.
Mi. s Ei:a Jacobs bas been for a
vi-it to friends in Columbia.
'ike Emily Geiger chapter. D. A.
R. held the November meeting with
Mrs. i'. X. Lott on Monday afternoon
with a good attendance: -Mrs. W. F.
Scott, regent, presided and the chid
point of discussion was in the mirv
ing of the sweaters for lbj sail :rs
of the Battleship. "South ? :.
This chapter is asked to knit three,
and these were arranged for, the
wool being on hand. At'the last State
conference, the .Slate D. A. ii. re
quested the privilege of ad? piing th
ship, and of supplying the kn ?tl d
garments, which was r ia lily gr: nt ..
Delegates were elected to ?.-.. State
conference, .Mrs. Scott being first del
egate and 'Mrs. J. L. Walk ;. second
delegate, with Miss Lettie Waters as
alternate. A good program was car
ried out which comprised parts of the
programs for the meetings not held.
The hostess made the social feature
very pleasant, and all enjoyed a
Mr. and .Mrs. W. W. Satcher and
family left on Monday for their new
home in North Augusta. Their daugh
ter, Mrs. Chas. Karly and sons will
live with them until Lieut. Early is
at home from overseas.
Mr. Thomas Roland has returned
from a visit to his daughter, Mrs.
Smith at Newberry.
Mrs. Leo Carter of Augusta spent
last week here with Mrs. W. P. Cas
sels. Mrs. ('arter is pleasantly re
membered as Miss Anna Harms who
was married this summer. Her hus
band is at present overseas.
Miss Mary Watson has gone to
Hephzibah, Ga., to visit her sister,
Mrs. Luther Lott.
Mrs. C. D. Kenny has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Tim
mons, at Lynchburg, S. C.
The friends of Mr. Claud Wert/,
will be glad to know that he is im
proving from an operation at the
Baptist Hospital, Columbia. His mo
ther, Mrs. O. S. Wcrtz, has been for
a visit to him.
Messrs. Cecil Kenney and Pope
Simmons, of Wofford college, spent
the week-end at their homes here.
Air. and Mrs. Wilbur Yonce have
been quite ill, but are improving.
Dr. Boldridge Kneece, of Camp
Zachary Talyor, Kentucky, spent
Thanksgiving here in the home of
Mr. M. W. Clark. About two weeks
. he came to his home in th
e " ? attend the burial of his bri
her, who was at Carno Jackson.
IVSiss Florence Minas Writes
i'o The Advertiser:
. T fm here m .Posion ?^'r?al?t?" vt
in my imagination I hm in Edgeiieh
?he mellow quaintness of thc ol
village has permeated my soul an
i am ?.L:.iinL and uki, roo.
i ?U remember that M. D. Lyo
.aid when he was on the waler t
. m thc battleship, PennsyTva
.ind when he was on land, giv
.iib Carolina. When 1 am i?
North give me Boston, and whei
J a;n in the South, give jue Sout!
iii ia and that nearly all tile time
i i. ard the "Star Spangled Ban
played at a theatre thc ethe
ni "hi ana now I want t-? hear Dixii
.. ! good and !?;..'.! so it will waf
. i ack to the old Southland witl
i '.. ilitv, inviting you, ail th?
ivay from Maryland to Suuth Caro
'. ! tn i ?Ifty that I am from Sout)
C. .. .a il makes nu: want tu raise
my shoulders a little higher and 1
picture myself fairly hugging a pal
Vuu don't have to seek interesting
things here but just look out of youl
window, and there you are, sight
Kipling says that we should not
make dreams our masters. I have
been the slave of a great and glo
rious dream, the inmate of an ak
castle, and now I am here and the
dream is a reality.
I inquired at the Si adonis Union
this morning, where a great many
students take their meals, and found
that there were three hundred and
thirty girl members, and not one was
from South Carolina except myself.
I wonder what 1 can do to hold up
the record of my state?
1 walked home from school today
with a Canadian, and am staying in
thc same house with a girl whose
father is French. The girls are all
the same the world over though, and
they are just as jolly, friendly and
kind as the Southern giris, and al
most as nice.
Boston is the home of students,
studying everything, some to be den
tists, opticians, writer-;, artists, mu
sicians, kindergarten teachers, speak
ers, readers, singers, etc. One girl
amused me greatly. She is a college
graduate from Michigan, and is mak
ing original research on the subject
of sardines at Boston Tech. I thought
it was so funny and 1 laughed when
she told me, though she didn't seem
to think it was funny a', all to come
all that way to study sardines. She
expects to usc her learning in gov
ernment food tests, but I thought of,
the ludicrous difference! between n
art and her canut;:! fish. Ii .'.-> tho vie
point of different people and ina t:i
ents and ambitions of different one
however, that maks great progr
and improvement of o jr country po
?I,attended sorvie?s in the first Ba
tist church Sunday, and"i feTS s
much at home where wc a!'. Nert
and South, worshipped in the sam
way. The church is very ol ;. dal
from lG(bj. The pastor was Dr. D
Blois. On one side of thc pulp! \v?
tho Star Spangled Banni r.o?i a s ti
and on the other was a rvice !;:.
containing forty one stars. Titer
were no gold gold ones. Perba JS n
one had been killed, thouj h it wa
possible that the gold star.; had nev
er been placed to the memory r
those who gave their lives. 1 ho
that all were safe. What a wend ?
ful Thanksgiving service that churc
could have to think that the brav
boys had been preserv cl from th
shot and shell on thc "far flung bat
tlc lines" of France.
They made a prent Celebration o
Thanksgiving here in Boston, for i
was near here that the first Thar.!..
giving was celebrated. This Thanks
giving the heart of the nation bea
faster and the greatest feeling of jo;
went up, for the dove of peace ha
succeeded the destruction of tin
I have just stopped writing to g<
in the parlor where a girl from Ala
bama Willie Sellars, was playing
"Ole Black Joe," "Dixie" and "An.
nie Laurie." 1 couldn't stay away
We have been singing, too.
I went to the library yesterday
and stayed several hours. I studed
the renowned Abbot paintings of thc
Holy Grail that are on the walls. It
is a beautiful place. There were some
statues inside, of the men who fell
in the various battles of the late war
between the Slates. I know Grand
mama would not have cared to see
those. I also visited recently the .Mu
seum of Fine Arts and saw some of
the beautiful pictured and heard an
entertaining lecture on tin; Dutch
They say it snowed Monday night
bu: ii was so little that 1 saw no signs
of it. The wea''ier is very changeable
sometimes fairly warm, and then
again windy and chilly, especially in
the mornings, but I haven't found it
tu arly cold enough for my heaviest
1 like the school very much. Indeed
I like whal I am doing, too. so well
that it isn't like drudgery at all. 1
am studying repertoire which is no
thing more than a class in reading
or reciting, impersonation, imperso
nating Shakespeare; voice, where we
get breathing exercises and study for
tone, and strength of voice. Mr. Pow
ors teaches the philosophy of the
;cho ! on Tuesday mornings. Then
we have ri class in reading of Shakes
peare, then another under Mrs. Pow
ers ?fi which wc bring up any difficul
ty that we cannot master and she
- oothes it over for'us, and also lec
ireSj and gives.us a.generally he?p
.?..i-;-Hi^Thcn..thcre isa cla'ss called
. Practice L'JC!: in which "time we
icir.ien3 of good literature
. . ' pr?i ..ce on them for expression,
The Cons ?rvatpry of Music is
one short block down right in sieht
: . . ; of I he - i ;et.
Post icript? I;uth Tompkins came
to see me this morning and 1 was
eat. She Left a note and i am to call
her up at seven ;ids evening at West
Newton. I will be sp glad to see her.
Leiter From r rank Reece to
. His R?ther.
. i:i 'ar.ee,
?v : . : ? .
My Dear Mama:
Will answer your letter which I re
ceived a few divs ago. Was glad io
hear from you and hope that you are
weil and doing fine. I am getting on
O'. K. at present but was very sick a
few days ago with grip. 1 am all right
now and am still alter thc Hun.
Well, what ?io you think of the
peace talk and the Kaiser's offer*? 1
think that Wilson did just right. We
are over here to fight to a finish if
that is the peace he offers. If neces
sary we will cross the Rhine and give
. to him in his own country.
Say, I am going to send a German
helmet home. I had one camouflaged
and with a bullet hole clear through
that I got off a dead German in No
Man's Land. So you see I have been
in action and have had quite a bit of
excitement. I have been under shell
fire five times and in two big battles.
I guess we will all be home in a
short time and then I can tell you
what i have seen and been through. I
^ot Papa's letter and it was a big
surprise to me. Tell him I will write
him a long letter iii a day or two
when we get through moving and
get settled for we are going into win
ter quarters. I think the climate is
very mild over here for October.
Hope I will get home before spring.
Tell Sister Hess and all to write and
make May write. I wrote her ti letter
yesterday. Will close for this time.
As ever, your son,
Frank B. Reece.
All persons who have subscribed
to the United War Work will pie ;e
call at the Bank of Edgelield and pay
J. II. ALLEN, Treasurer.
RED OAK GROVE.
Rev. Ga?ne3 Preached. Thank?
giving Day Observ?e.
Service F?a? Exer
Wc enjoyed the splendid : . non
our pastor. Rev. G. W. Bi isey,
preached at conference last Sa vrday
entreating us to hear gently with an
erring brother^ to lift such an one
with meekness, and restore him with
kindness. He made a very deep im
pression and has promised to uso the
subject when lie has a larger audi
Last Sunday our honored friend,
Rev. Joseph E. Caines Was ; sent
and presented the plans for In lus
trial Education, the service being
Thanksgiving Day was cele' rated
by a few with quire an intere tinig
prayer service at Flat fleck school
house, gotten up by the ladies. Mi*.
T. W. Lamb conducted the service
and Messrs. J. X. Grims and George
Bussey 'made spclendid talks follow
ed by appropriate remarks on the oc
casion by Mr. ? n.mb. At this meeting
it was suggested that we have weekly
prayer service at the different hemes
during the long winter months,-^de
ciding to hold the first meetih ; with
Mrs. Mamie Bussey next Friday
I Td rs. Nannie Agner will be hostess
for the i irele meeting next 'Wednes
day afternoon, Mrs. Lei'.a Bussey pre
Mrs. Grjins has planned fnf a nub
ile meeting next fourfH Sunrfty, Miss
K?.hLr.-' ?.. :.?'..:'< as.-i:-tiug v/Lh mu
Mr. and Mr\ Jce Bussey have re
turned from Kirksey. Mr. Bussey ac
companied Mr. Press Kemp to New
port News, Va., to visit Mr. Callison
Kemp, who has government work at
that ia< ?. Mrs. Bussey lia.-; i nany
friends who sympathize with lier in.
the sad news that ker brotSer, Mr.
.Eddie ii rap vyns killed in France.^*
j The friends ofs-Mra,- liuslv-^uiply
!..,.;,_.V..R. V.;HY hev itt.tha=ieki.h.ci':
her husband; ."r. F'-.-wnaaT ?'ush,
I who was wounded in France"October
j?th. dying cn the 10th. Besides &
'widow he leayss an infant sea, an
aged mother and father to moturn
departure: Mr. Ka?h v.as reared
?near Calli: >n, beingi quite i\ -?'od
i. 'ri all
; Mr. a.- 1 Mr..Living^.'?n Bftl'.-y at
I - .-. Ked Ook ve
t Sundas. *
I We regrs't to ! arri of thYh.i'spo.
?sition i f euc friend. Mrs.. A. Bi
We trust thal she viii: soon
|be ii v former self and be abie to
fmingle wi.h her friends a:ain.
I Mest ? surediy wc appreciated the
prcseuce*d.f R?V. TL G. Shannonhouse
vi his spli Sd td wife, who with their
daughter, Miss Norma, Va.ne as
sist us with their splendid talent wah
the music and song service for ike
? Hag exercise last Sunday.
I Deai?i of Former EdgeSe?d
Meriwether, S. C.
j December 2, ll' LS.
Bear Mr. Minis:
I 1 am i:i receipt of a letter from
my cousin, !'.. IT. Scott, of Wood
cliff. Ga., tckin.- me of the .1 : h of
his youngest son, J. "Trank Scotty
who lost his life ?rn the S. S. Otranto
when it went down oft* the co; it of
j Scotland. Frank was on his v. ay to
?the battle front at the timi. Mr.
Scott was born and reared in ivige
field county and moved to Georgia
about ten years ago.
It occurred to me that this would
be of some interest as he was an old
Edgeiield boy and has numerous rel
J. W. Join, . .m.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgeiield U. D. C. chapter
will hohl their regular meetir ; on
Tuesday. December 10 at 3:30 P. M.
at tiie nome of Mrs. Julian D. Hol
A fud attendance is requested as
we wish t" discuss plans for th i mom
orial to our liead soldiers.
Mr.-. A. A. WOODSON,
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