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LOCAL AND PERSONA!
Mrs. B. B. Jor.es is spending some
time in Columbia.
James T. Minis. Jr. bas been spend
ing several days at home on a fur
Miss June Rain s "ord is in Aiken
visiting a fermer college friend, Miss
The County Service Flag will be
raised Friday afternoon, December
13. Tell your friends about it.
Lieut. E.F. Jones came home on a
Thanksgiving furlough of several
days, returning to Camp L?C, Virgin
Mrs. C. H. Schulken and son, Carl
of Johnson City. Tenn., have arrived
to spend the winter with Mrs. Agatha
Mrs. Manly Timmons and little
Jeanette have returned from Winter
seat where they have been since the
J. Glover Tompkins, Jr., came
down from Washington for the
Thanksgiving season, returning * to
his duties in the naval service Sun
The raising of the County Service
Flag at Edgefield Friday. December
13, should cause several thousand
people to come to Edgefield that day.
Let's show our soldier boys tho hon
or they deserve.
Tell your friends about, the raising
. of the service flag at Edge field Fri
day afternoon, December L3 at three
o'clock. A military band from Camp
Jackson will dispense patriotic mu
sic for the occasion.
That Rev. Arthur L. Gunter has
been returned to Edgefield to serve
as pastor of the Methodist church
has caused general rejoicing among
all ihe people of Edgefield; We are
ALL Methodists in welcoming Mr.
Gunter upon the third year of his
ministry in Edgefield.
The Edgefield people will welcome
the coming of the Kellam Quartette
about the middle of the .month as
the first lyceum entertainment of the
season. The influenza has interfered
with the "original schedule of the ly
ceum attractions. Further annouce
ment will be made next week.
Rev. R. G. Lee. the newly-installed
and already much-beloved pastor of
the Baptist church, yielding to the
earnest solicitations of the trust?es
of the Trenton schol,. has decided to
teach for them until Christmas. The
* place on the Trenton teaching force
was made vacant by the lamentable
death of Prof. Long.
The papers have announced that
the 92nd Division, now in France,
has bpon ordered to a port to em
bark for America. Lieut. R. C. M.
Dunovant is a member of this divi
sion and will doubtless sit at thc fam
ily table for Christmas dinner. How
glorious the thought! Lieut. Duno
vant has recently been in some of
the fiercest fighting.
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse will
preach at Trenton on Sunday next
at 11:30 A. M. and at Edgefield at
3:30 P. M.
Wc beg the indulgence of our read
ers for the delay in issuing the paper
this week. Our linotype machine has
been unusually obstreperous, causing
considerable delay in setting type. In
fact, we have been unable to set the
usual amount of type and on that
account have been forced to carry
over much matter to next week, in
cluding several of our soldiers' let
ters. We hope for better things next
Miss R?sela Parker Entertains
On Friday evening, Mis R?sela
Parker entertained about a dozen of
her friends at a delightful turkey
dinner. The tables were tastefully
and beautifully decorated with car
nations. Lovely music added pleasure
to the evening.
The following young people were
Miss Parker's guests: Misses June
and Elizabeth Rainsford, Marjorie
Tompkins, Miriam Norris, .Mae Tomp
kins, Gladys Rives, Sadie Minis and
Patti ."Major; Messrs. George Adams,
Mitchell Reynolds, Leon Warren, I
Wallace Hilton and John Addison.
Questionnaires Must "pe R?
There are a considerable number
of questionnaires which were sent
to the IS year old boys yet unreturn
ed to the local board. This is probab
ly duo in part to the impression pre
vailing among some that it is now
unnecessary to return the question
naires. It is .HIGHLY IMPORTANT
that those questionnaires be filled out
and returned at once. Unless they are
i returned, the young men will of nec
I'essity be recorded at the office of the
board as delinquents. Every ques
tionnaire must be in thc office of the
local beard by December 9th. If you
know of anyone who has not return
led Iiis questionnaire urge, him to do
j so at once
Watch Your Labe!
The label on your paper shows to
?what time your subscription is paid.
(just before thc time expires please
call in person, or forward a check
or money order so you will not miss
an issue. All papers are stopped up
on the date of expiration. No excep
tion is made of anyone. The*Adver
tiser's subscription rate is ?2.00 per
annum payable strictly in advance.
! Please do not ask or expect us to de
viate from this rule. Watch your la
bel. Should you miss an issue, it may
!be that that particular issue would
! contain just what you would most
?like to soe.
! Service Flag to Be Raised Fri
day Afternoon, Dec. 13.
On Friday afternoon, December
113, at 3 o'clock the County Service
(Flag will be raised in honor of all
jour boys who have served their coun
try at home or abroad.
! "Hope deferred maketh tho heart
?sick," and it has been so with the
raising of the flag, for there have
Ibcen so many unfortunate and seri
jous causes of delay. Now there will
I be no more postponement. The flag
will be raised, even if health condi
tions forbid the assembling of the
! The same programme which ap
! peared in The Advertiser several
?weeks ago will be carried out as far
'as possible. We hope, in full. Next
.week the programme in detail will
J be published.
Tho flag pole is up and the stand
already erected on the public jiari:
for the speakers, so let all our people
'throughout the county prepare to
?come and help the town of Edgefield
?do hojior to our splendid boys in rais
ing the flag before many have re
turn'?!!. Alas! Some will never re
turn! Dut glory be to them and their
The Local Board.
j The work of the local board which
has been more or less strenuous dur
ing the past 18 months is gradually
drawing to a dose. Thc members of
?the bonni hope to be "demobilized"
:by the 1st of January. All records of
?the government in the office of the
board will be packed in cases and
sealed up on December 9, according
ito orders received from thc adjutant
?genera!. The classification of the 18
year old boys has been completed in
so far as the questionnaires have
been returned. There are question
naires yet out that should be return
ed at once so as to prevent the men
to" whom they were mailed from be
ing recorded as delinquent.
It is probable that John-Fleming
: Marsh, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Marsh, who has been serving
[very efficiently, as assistant clerk of
the board since he was inducted into
the military service, will return to
civil life in a short time. Miss Sophie
Minis, the very capable chief clerk
'of the board who has rendered faith
' ful and painstaking service for more
?than a year, will retain her position
j until further orders from the gov
ernment. She will be needed on duty
at the oiTice of the board until the
ellice is closed, records sent to Wash
[ ington and the board mustered out.
Preaching services at First Bap
tist Church Sunday morning at 11:30
?and Sunday evening at 7:.')0. Sunday
j school at 10:l?. Prayer meeting at
7:30 Wednesday night.
ROBERT G. LEE, Pastor
All persons having work out for
the Junior Auxiliary of the Red
Cross are requested to bring it in at
once as Miss Rives wishes to get. it
oil" right away.
Hunting, iishing and trespassing in
every form is hereby forbidden on
lands of the undersigned. This means
everybody and all who fail to heed
this notice will be indicted and pros
ecuted under the law.
MRS. M. J. NORRIS.
Womans Christian Temper
On Monday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock th? Womans Christian Tem
perance Union will meet with Mrs.
W. A. Byrd, with the f ollow ing pro
j Devotions, Thc Crusade Psalm and
?Hymn, Mrs. E. J. Norris,
j "Best Medical Opinions on Failure
I of Alcohol i:t Influenza." Mrs. Abner
"Somo Victories Since* Our Last
j "Home's Lovel Light," vocal solo
by Miss Anna A. Gordon-Miss Miri
j "A France Land Lullaby," Read
ling, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins.
The second quarter's payment is
due fer thc support of our little, or
phan, Marie Olivier, who lives in Fin
ist?re, France. Wiihout the aid of
thc Edgefield Woman's Christian
Temperance Union this little father
less child of Franca will not have
j "Sleep, thou little child of sorrows,
?War's harsh din fright not thine ear;
, Sleep, and dream of happier morrows
?Rest thy heart and feel no fear.
Bends thy mother's loved form o'er
Leans thy father's spirit near.
We with mother heart will love thee,
We'll defend thee, baby dear,
j Collection for French Orphan,
j All who are behind with dues will
'please bring in the amsunt and also
a contribution for the last Liberty
Loan, lhere being a deficit.
This is also our iast meeting for
the year 1918. and on this occasion
our box for the Door of Hope is al
ways packed. Will each member bear
; this worthy cause in mind and bring
articles of clothing for women or ba
bies or any kind of household arti
cles or transportable groceries which
must be shipped early this year.
We have missed several meetings,
but hope to make up all deficits and
begin ibo New Year with something
in the treasury and with hope and
enthusiasm for there is much to do.
Frances Willard said: "We all be
lieve that one of the choicest fruits
of Christianity will be the growth of
brotherhood and sisterhood so close
among ail nations, races and peoples,
that we shail become truly kindred
each to the other, and that great
word Humanity, like a roliing wave
of the ocean of God's love, shall wash
out from the sands 'of time caste,
cree'!, sex and even that good word
patriotism, because we shall feel the
whole world is our country and all
men arc our kin. Every utterance of
appreciation, affection and friend
ship; every token of mutual co-oper
ation; every stroke cf honest hard
j work undertaken side hy side; every
[sincere prayer, helps forward this
beautiful day that we call the coming
of the Kingdom of Christ."
A Sad Tragedy.
A lit!:- more than a year ago, Sep
tember 1 :>'". William Warren Hill
with others of our'Edgefield county
boys, boarded the train and left the
old depot amid cheers from many
friends and relatives and interested
spectators, going to Camp Jackson
to begin the life of a soldier, a hero
whose first duty would be the honor
and defense of home and native land.
Warren remained at Camp Jack
son a short while and'was transferred
Ito Camp Sevier, where his gifts as
an electrician were so decided that
he remained there and became the
'Cam;) Electrician, and for that rea
son the military authorities had nev
er ordered him overseas.
On Saturday evening, after hav
ing spent the whole day on duty, he
went over to Greer near Greenville,
where his sister, Mrs. Childrens, lives,
and went into a Greek restaurant for
the evening meal. As he entered or
soon after, a shooting affray took
place in the cafe, and Warren, an
innocent party, was accidentally shot
through the lungs.
He wa? immediately taken to the
Base Hospital at Camp Sevier ac
companied by Mr. Childress, and ev
ery elfort was made to save his life,
but in vain.
At three o'clock Monday morning
he passed away, having served his
country as faithfully as if he had
fallen on the fields of Flanders or
had been buried by a submarine in
the watery deep.
As soon as the news reached Edge
field Henry Hughes Hill and Mr. S.
B. Nicholson went at once, so that
with Mr. and Mrs. Childress, four of
the family were with him just before
and after the sad passing away.
William Warren Hill was born
September 28th, and was 29 years
of age. He was born in the residence
now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Rainsford and had been a familiar
figure in our town and on our streets
and in our churches since his child
About thc time of his going to
camp, perhaps on his first furlough
home he became a member of the j
"I will say that a survej
us to believe that at least 2
from lack of potash. In so;
light land that is very defici?
what is known as potash hu
fore, recommending that lib
year. At the usual rates of ,
of potash at the present prie
Methodist church of Edgefield, and
on the flag which hangs on thc wall
?of the Methodist church was a blue
star for him, but alas! this blue star
has turned to gold as it hangs there
in his memory, the first gold star on
any Hag which hangs in an Edgefield
Warren Hill leaves his mother,
Mrs. Sadie Hill, brother, Henry
Hughes Hill, and sisters, Mrs. Wil
liam Ready and Mrs. John Mobley
of Johnston, Mrs. Arthur Childrcss,
of Greer, Mrs. S. B. Nicholson and
Mrs. Floyd Rainsford of Edgefield,
his father, Mr. John Hill and sister,
Mrs. E. J. Minis having been the only
members of this large family to have
j preceded him to the grave.
At the time of this writing, it is
not positively known at what time
the body will reach town, but there
will be a military escort and the fu
neral will be attended with military
honors. The heartfelt sympathy of
all our community goes out to the
bereaved mother and large family.
Sale of Duroc Pigs
On Monday, December 16 at ll
j o'clock, I will sell at auction before
Court House at Edgefield seven tho
! rough-bred Duroc-Jersey pigs-three
?males and four females. Registration
papers furnished free. Reference, the
Bank of Edgefield and county dem
J. F. WALKER,
* Edgefield, S. C.
R. F. D. No. 2.
We are in the market for some
I pine cord wood. See us or write us
T. A. Hightower.Supt.
Money to Loan Farmers.
The Federal Land Bank of Colum
bia makes loans to farmers on first
Mortgages at 5% per cent interest
for 35 years through "Thc Johnston
National Farm Loan Association."
Thc interest and one per cent of the
principal to be paid annually. The
loan can be cancelled after five years.
Apply M. 0. NORRIS,
br the 1919 aron
eparca to supply users of
ade of Potash goods desired
ector of S. C. A. gr?cultural
oeriment Station Says:
T recently made of the cotton situation in South Carolina leads
5 per cent reduction in th<= cotton crop has resulted this year
me cases not more than half a crop has been produced on
?nt in potash. The appearance ot the plants indicates that
nger is responsible for the decreased yield. We are, there
>eral amounts cf potash be used in fertilizers for cotton next
application I feel that it will pay to use as much as 3 per cent
ster Dealers. Place orders early.
.OYSTER GUANO CO1.
Special Return Engagement
The World's Greatest Picture
of a Nation
Entire Week December 9th
Four Performances Daily
ll A. M., 2, 5 and 8 P. M.
(Including war tax)
YOUR LAST CHANCE
Large Stock of
Jewelry io Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. Wc have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown, lt will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.