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' VOL.83 . EDGSFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4.1D?3 T?O. 40
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Valuable Red Cross Boxe
Several boxes of valuable and u
ful articles went out from the E
Cross Rooms the week before Chri
mas. One hundred and fifty pairs
socks and seventeen sweaters wt
collected and brought in by M
Mamie Huiet who has charge of tl
work, and Mrs. T. R. Denny collect
one hundred and fifty refugee gc
ments and one hundred bags for t
soldiers. The Junior Red Cross is i
so actively engaged.
On Sunday, December 22, Re
W. S. Brooke preached a beautif
Christmas sermon of the "Birth i
our Saviour." Special Christmas m
sic was had with anthems and tl
church was decorated in holly ar
other greens that were arranged vei
tastefully in wreathes and garland
Appropriate services were arrange
for the evening, but the electri
plant was out of order just at th
time of the service and as no lighl
were ever gotten, this service had t
be called off. The Christmas nigh
service at the regular time of praye
service was very appropriate, "Silen
Night" was one of the musical selec
tions that were impressively sung.
Rev. Kellar and family arrived ;
few days before Christmas and ar<
now domiciled in the Methodist par
eonage. A large congregation greetec
him on his first Sunday as pastor
and he preached a very beautiful anc
helpful sermon. Rev. Kellar is alsc
pastor of Harmony and Spanr
churches and a special committee
from the three churches met at the
parsonage before the arrival and had
everything arranged for the comfort
of the family. The pantry was well
filled with many good things from a
number of his flock.
Next week will be the week of
prayer and the women of the Baptist
church have as tk<>~--r-f*
foreign missions. This Society num
.bers nearly one hundred, so they may
go over this. On Wednesday evening,
the Y. W. A.'s and G. A.'s will have
charge of the programme and this
will be had instead of the regular
On Wednesday evening before
Christmas, the Sunbeam Band, under
the leadership of Mrs W. J. Hatcher,
gave a beautful Christmas entertain
ment. This was had in the auditori
um which was prettily decorated and
each of the little ones did their part
remarkably well, two of the little
singers being only three years old. A
playlet, which forcefully impressed
missions and the giving, was present
ed by the older girls. Following this
the Christmas offering of the Sun
beams was taken, this amounted to
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright and Wil
liam spent last week at Macon, Ga.,
with Mr. and Mrs. Sammon, Mrs.
Willie Pearce Stevens was here at
the home of his father last week and
every one was delighted to see him.
He was in service on the George
Washington that carried President
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LaGrone have
been for a visit to th e home of the
latter's mother, Mrs. Coleman of
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Coleman of
Florida are the guests of their moth
er, Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
Mrs. F. L. Harrison of Augusta
spent last week with Mrs. Graham.
Mr. Carl Gaffe of Aiken was a visi
tor here last week.
I Lieut. Tutt who was in business
here last year, spent last week here
to greet his friends.
Mrs. Mary Jenkins of Pendleton,
S. C. is visiting her cousin, Mrs.
G. P. Cobb.
One of the principles upon which
the U. D. C. is founded is the care
and attention to the veterans, and it
is always a pleasure to the chapter
to do anything that will give pleas
ure and comfort to them, especially
when they are sick do the chapters
hold them in loving remembrance. On
Christmas, two of the veterans of
. Camp McHenry were sick, Mr. W. L.
Quattlebaum and Mr. O. S. Wertz,
so on Christmas Day, two baskets,
lined with Confederate colors, deco
rated with holly and filled with fruits
were sent to them from the Mary
Ann Buie Chap/ter, D..of C.
Another very sweet act done at
Christmas was by the Sunbeam Band
of the Baptist church. One of the
members has been an invalid for
nearly four years and has just her
husband to care for her. They are not
blessed with all the comforts and ne
cessities of life, so the little Sun
beams decided to take her a Christ
mas box. There are over forty chil
dren and with each one bringing just
a little, a large and generous box was
filled and carried to the two old peo
ple. The children who sang at the en
tertainment went with those who car
ried the box, and sang to the great
enjoyment of the old people.
Mr. Jerry Phillips of West Vir
ginia is the guest of Messrs. John
Fleming and Theodore Marsh.
Mrs. W. S. Stokes and Misses An
nie and Ruth Stokes of Columbia,
spent the holidays with Mrs. F. L.
Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr., entertained
a few couples on last Thursday eve
ning in a thoroughly enjoyable man
ner. The vocal and instrumental mu
sic was an added pleasure.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn have re
;urned from a visit to Walhalla. I
There was a pleasant family gath-1
;ring during the week in the home of I
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wertz when all
>f their children gathered at the
?omestead for the Chritsmas season.
Mrs. James Cullum and little An
lie of Hartsville are the guests of
drs. P. B. Harrison.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strother and
ittle Harry, spent Christmas in the
tome of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright of
Georgetown, and Miss Daisy Sawyer'
if Vidalia, Ga., are the guests of j
heir sisters, the Misses Sawyer. [?
Mr. F. MT~Boyd, who is at Parris (
or a \
Miss : it . . ?sr .-A .gusta is '.1
isiting . . hoi ie foil ?1
Mr. and Mr . p ; 257 >%\ . .
nests of r \
ohnston's t. young men, was
carried last Thursday in Columbia,
0 one of the city's popular young
Miss Lillian Smith of Edgefield is1'
he guest of Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
Miss Luelle Norris of Columbia j
pent l~st week here with the home
Mr. W. E. Parduc died on last 1
today at his home in the Phillipi
ection and the interment was made
Saturday at the burying ground at
5hillipi church. Mr. Purdue had been
n feeble health for some time, suf
fering from heart failure.
Honor. Roll of the Edgefield
Mary Lorene Townsend
George Edward Sheppard
J. R. Timmerman
Effie Allen Lott
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 "The Johnston
National Farm Loan Association."
The interest and one per cent of the
principal to be paid annually. The
loan can be cancelled after five years.
Apply M. Q. NORRIS,
John L. Holston Writes to Hi
Father From France
How are you all these cold days
Just fine I hope. I am well and doin
fine. Well, the war is over at last an
you don't know how glad I am.
guess the people in the States are ?
bout 'as glad as we are. We don:
know when we will leave for th
States but we hope it will not be lonj
I certainly would like to be at hom
for Christmas. I certainly feel goaj
that the war is over and I am stii
living. I had some very close calls. ;
thought several times that I vfouh
never see you all again, but the goo;
Lord took care of me. This war wa
teach me to be a good boy. It seeaJ
that it would have been impossibl<
for me to have gone through wi^
what I have and not get killed. I a i
hoping that I will be home befor;
long and tell all about it then. Hov
are all of the kids? Tell Odell I wouk
like to see his girl. I guess he 5
some sport now. I have been trym?
to find something to send you for i
souvenir but guess I will wait and
bring something with me. Have yay
all heard from Monroe? I have not
heard from him at all.
Well, I must close at it is about
time for chow and I can't afford to
miss that. I will write you again in a
few days. I guess this letter will
reach you about Christmas. I wish it
was me instead, but the old boy wi'i
be home before long.
With love to you all and a Merry
Your loving son,
John L. Holston.
Returned From Overseas Duty
Willie L. Wright came over from
Johnston this morning to visit his
Edgefield friends. He arrived frcm
averseas duty several days ago and
,+ed an honorable dis
.'" ,v>onths he
ia HMf'n on dirty in .....??.?! r
huny :nterv"-or:v. ?vp*.'--.?ees to re
ce, it *3^ttefedicas to .".?, t'. :T. nf. nv j
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_ _" ....nam Traylor
Death, when it comes, brings a sad
knell to some heart, but in this in
stance it envelopes the entire com
munity in complete and deep sadness.
On Tuesday afternoon, November
2G, 11)18, at four o'clock, God in His
wisdom removed from these earthly
scenes, the soul of Dr. W. Traylor
Briggs. Indeed, no greater sorrow
has ever come to the people of Meri
wether township than that of being
ealled upon to give up this noble
Why he died in the thirty third
year of his life, we cannot tell, but
can only be reconciled with the
thought that "Jesus doeth all things
To know him was to love him, and
those who know him best loved him
most. He is gone, but the influence
from such a life shall ever live.
In the summer of 191G, he gave
his heart to God, and has since been
a consistent member of the Sweet
water Baptist Church. He was the
efficient teacher of the advanced
Bible class for some time. He was
ever gentle, sympathetic, kind and
loving, always the true Christian spi
The Church has lost a consistent
member, the community a worthy
physician, and in the Christian home
a vacancy has been made that can
never be filled.
We may not speak of the immeas
urable loss to his devoted and idoliz
ing family. We will not run the risk
of offending or wounding by any in
trusion upon their sorrow.
We leave them to Time, the Heal
er, and to the Divine Comforter, but
we will not refrain from the expres
sion of our own loss as our friend
and as a co-worker in the Master's
"Friend after friend departs.
Who has not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end.
Were this frail world our final rest
Living or dying, none were blest.
There is a world above
Where parting ia unknown
A long eternity of love
Farmed for the good alone;
A faith beholds the dying here,
Translated to that glorious sphere"
Resolutions Adopted by Sweet
Water Church on Death of
Dr. W. T. Briggs
Whereas, an all-wise, omnipotent
Father in His merciful providence,
has deemed it best to remove from
this transitory scene one of our mem
bers, Dr. William Traylor Briggs, and
whereas in the demise of this beloved
brother, Sweet Water Church and
Sunday School have lost one whose
place it is impossible to fill and by
J reason of this, there is sadness in our
Church and Sunday School, for to
! have known Dr. Briggs was to love
i Resolved, that while his family are
J not members with us, yet we deeply
ffeel with them in the grief that has
j come over them and that while we
?bow in humble submission to the will
of our Almighty God who doeth all
things well, yet we sincerely, deeply
and most affectionately sympathize
with the sorrowing family in their
afflictive bereavement and remind
them that He who "tempers the wind
to the shorn lamb" looks down in in
finite compassion upon the bereaved
in their hour of desolation and will
fold the arm of His love and protec
tion around those who put their trust
in Him. Be it further
Resolved, That in extending our
sympathy to the family we clo so with i
the confident belief that the beloved
brother has gone to his just reward
as a result of a short but well spent !
life, be it further ! 1
Resolved, That out of sympathy j
for the bereaved family, that our j 1
Church adopt this tribute and send j i
a copy to the bereaved family an J f
one to the county paper for publica
tion and also place one on the Minute
Book of the Church.
* C. B. Murrah.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The December meeting of the ^
Daughters of the American R?volu-1^
tion met on Monday afternoon with !
B. E. Nicholson. Each m^fber!r
:-red the roll call with ^B?ota- j ?
. m^r---^^^vV^^S-pne !
the prevalence of influenza1; thepTro=-r~
gram which would have been carried ,
out then was used for the November
meeting and Mrs. Nicholson who was
to have entertained at that time was
hostess f'.r the deferred meeting.
A letter was read from Madam
Gauyer of France thanking the chap
ter for the quarterly gift to her
The papers of Miss Hortensia
Woodson and Miss Helen Tillman had
been returned to the chapter regis
trar Mrs. J. H. Cantelou accepted.
^By vote of the chapter, the present
term of office of all officers was ex
tended to July instead of April as
has been customary.
Mrs B. E. Nicholson read an ex
cellent paper on "America's debt to
France" and the Marseillaise was
sung, Mrs. J. L. Minis previously
reading a sketch of this national song
Mrs. B. L. Minis and Mrs. P. M.
Feltham were guests of the occasion,
Mrs. Minis bringing a suggestion that
the chapter go on record as favoring
a simplified Christmas. This was u
nanimously agreed upon by the mem
bers present. Since the last meeting
four sweaters , the quota of this
chapter, has been sent to the Battle
ship "South Carolina" and a package
of scrap books sent to a base hospitai
for convalescent soldiers.
It was also decided to collect the
names and a sketch of every man
who had died in the world war in the
service of his country, and keep the
record as well as have it published.
For this service, the historian, Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth, Mrs. J. W. Peak
and Mrs. J. L. Mirns were appointed a
At the clo'se of the meeting, char
lotte russe and cakes were served.
W. L. Bryan Writes to His
Somewhere in France
November 17, 1918.
Dearest Mother and all:
Your sweet, welcome letters were
received. I was more than glad to
hear from you. I would have ans
wered your letters before now but
have been too busy. I am well and
feeling fine and dandy, trust this will
find you the same.
Say, ? guess you all have heard the
good news, yes news came through a
few days ago that made the whole
world rejoice. I know I am the happi
?est mortal on earth. I will board the
ship for old karolina in the near fu
Mamma, tell all of the mothers a
round Edgefield not to worry, all of
the boys from old Edgefield are doing
fine. I don't know of a single boy
from the towri that has been wound
ed except my pal Prescott, and he has
only a slight wound. He is doing fine
We boys sure have been blessed. I
haven't gotten a scratch and I have
been in every battle in which our Di
vision has fought.
I got the papers you sent me, sure
did enjoy reading them.
We are having some cold weather
in France, the clouds look like it will
snow this morning, I do hope it wont
though. No right to grumble as we
have had so much pretty weather.
I have plenty of cover, six blankets
so don't worry about me sleeping
warm. We also have good billets to
stay in and have fires too.
Mamma, I will have to close as I
have to go to preaching.' I will write
more next time.
Write soon, and a long letter. Give
all of the colored people my best wish
ss. I got a letter from Henry, tell him \
I will answer it soon. i
You said you thought Henry would :
;oon go in training, don't worry a- 1
lout him, he wont have to cross the <
vater. We boys have put Old Kaiser '
Bill so deep in H- that he will never
>e able to scratch out. r
Bye, bye, give Grandmother my *
ove and kiss her many, many times v
'or me. Much love and many kisses s
or you all. ^
Your devoted son, r
W. L. Bryan. r
Week of Prayer at Baptist d
The annual week of prayer of the n
Voman's Missionar^ Union will be J t
eld beginning with Monday after ' u
loon at the Baptist" Church at '? u - u
As Monday is the time for the Jan- j p
ng~of IdTthe ^ssw^fisurrt^^^-'^
Edgefield and the Woman's Christian r.
temperance Union. ? c
Devotions, Mrs. E. J. Norris.
Song, "Thc Son of God goes forth r
o War." J
A message from Rev. E. T. Snuggs y
>n the evils of tobacco in China, by r
Urs. B. E. Nicholson.
Vocal solo, "Home's Love Light,"
-Miss Miriam Norris.
Address, Intemperance, an obsta- (
:le to the spread of the Gospel, Rev. (
R. G. Lee. . j
Song, "The Morning Light is
Colleution for French Orphan.
Subject-Japan and Italy. U
Devotions, Mrs. J. W. Peak. L
Location of S. B. C. stations in Ja- j,
pan and our missionaries.
Hymn, "Sun of my soul."
Woman's work in Japan-Mrs.
Vocal solo, "Doing His Will," Miss
Two weeks in Japan, Mrs. R. G.
Hymn, "Jesus keep me near the
"In as much,"-Mrs. J. P. Nixon.
Hymn, "I gave my life for thee."
Reading, "A Maid from Spain,"
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth.
Devotions, Mrs. B. Lovick Minis.
The Life of Miss Lottie Moon, by
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins.
Hymn, "Wher .- He leads me, I will
Selection, Ai Su and her gift of
pearls, Miss Kellah Fair.
Duet, "fie is so precious to me,"
Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse and Mrs.
R. G. Lee.
The Cry of China's Children, . .-s.
M. N. Tillman.
Ingathering of Envelopes.
Hymn, "Blest be the Tie that
Prayer for the United States and
You can change your bicycle into
a two-cylinder motor-driven machine
by adding the Johnson Motor Wheel.
Come in and see them.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Miss Sue Sloan Writes
Before I tell of my visit to Tulsa
during the Re-union of Confederate
Veterans, I will tell something of the
wonderful state of Oklahoma which
was set apart in 1832 as a residence
for the Indian tribes. They were re
moved from the state, and guaran
teed that they should be allowed to
exercise their tribal form of govern
ment undisturbed. The territory was
much larger than they could occupy
with prorlt. Attempts were made by ,
white adventurers on the territory
which was afterward formed into
Oklahoma territory. This could not
be done without the consent of the
The region was purchased from
them by the government in ?889 and
thrown open to settlement. There
was the greatest rush for land ever
known in this or any other cduntry,
more than 50,000 claims on the day
of opening. Cities arose in a night.
Just before the final adjournment
of Congress in 1906, Oklahoma and
Indian Territory were combined,
oroviding for their admission into
;he union as one state, the new state
leing admitted by "proclamation in
L907. This does no violence to the
indian tribes accordance with previ
)us arrangements ceasing in Indian
reritory in 1906.
Edward Marston intuitively recog
lized opportunity in Texas. He is
ar seeing. He has courage of his con
dctions and he says that thirty years
igo he alighted from a train at Fort
Vorth, Texas unknown, no one to
neet him, newspapers did not an
iounce his arrival. Not long ago, he
lighted no longer unknown,- and resi
ents of 'tjthat city viewed -him as a
enius, not as a malefactor of great
-.ealth, not gleaned from the toil of
jany r*??? hut by wresting from na
&rr ' . .
;?kv wealth and are i'f?f. '"?ncr.i)
bod Fi* ' >'' ..? ? ' ;"J ."'
en said,: "1 op.
irove to be our most
urities." His prediction has ceriam
y come true. Some say food,., some
ay coal was necessary to win the
var, and Oklahoma furnished not on
y both of these but oil, and in the .
'essels the boilers used for"; oil were
auch larger than could be fitted if
oal was used and it would mean
hat the ship would have to be made
,wice the siz? to get the same speed
>ut of her. Some of the big war ships
jonsumed over 1,000 tons of oil per
lay when steaming full speed To
mild ?- coal ship that would give the
?ame horse power is an impossibility.
Et required oil. It required a great
rmantity of oil fo?J making^gasoline,
vhich propels aeroplanes and motor
:rucks to provide^fuel for thousands
of war craft. Many depend exclu
sively upon oil for-"-"fuel. Food, coal
ind oil are most vital.
When an oil famine was predicted
four years ago, Cushing, Oklahoma
?ame to the rescue with a high grade
crude petroleum, improved methods
now enabling refiners to take out a
larger^percentage of gasoline.
The readers of this paper may re
call the letter I wrote while in James
town, Va. My chaperone being presi
dent of the D. A. R. of Atlantic City,
had permits and carried me through
many of the large war vessels, which
was quite interesting to me even then
during the exposition, but I fully real
ize and appreciate their great value
during the present crisis.
During my recent visit to Texas, I
considered it a great privilege to go
to one of the places where the aero
planes land and see these wonderful
inventions of man. Texas was chosen .
for the practice of aeroplanes, the
prairies being so level, affording a
good place to start and land. San An
tonio is the most important place for
them to experiment with these white
winged birds, demonstrating the in
genuity of man, and I trust will no
longer be needed for purposes of war
since peace is declared and we look
forward to seeing these white winged
vessels returning over land and sea
as Noah did the dove returning to
the ark bearing in its mouth an olive
branch which asssurerd him there
was still hope after the gre?test dis
aster in the history of the world.
We will likewise rejoice when
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