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' VOL.83 . EDGSFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4.1D?3 T?O. 40
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Little Girl Narrowly Escape
_ Death. Week of Prayer
Little Miss Aurelia Woodwar
barely escaped being run over by
shifting freight train last Frida\
Just as she started across the traci
the swiftly moving boxes came upo
her, being hid by the depot, and som
one seeing her about to cross, ra
and pulled her back. She was struc
but only received severe bruises. Ila
it not been for a rescuer, she wouh
have been crushed.
Mrs. Mattie Toney has returns
from a week's stay in Charleston wit!
the family of her sister.
Mr. George "Duncan of Atlant;
has been for a visit to his sister, Mrs
. W. J. Hatcher.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hoyt and famil;
are occupying the Blount dwelling.
Miss Annie Lykes of Columbia i:
teaching at the Harmony School.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Turner en
tertained o? Saturday evening with i
tea for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leave!
Miss Gunter of Columbia has beer
the guest of Miss Annie Holmes Har
Miss Emma Bouknight had a spenc
the-day party last week, the guest ol
honor being Miss Grace Hunter ol
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Stevens had a
family gathering with many friends
as well, one day last week, and a tur
key that weighed 32 pounds was had
for this occasion.
Master Marion Lott, the little son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott, celebrated
his birthday on last Friday evening
by inviting quite a number of his
young friends to spend the evening
v/ith him. At 6:30 they arrived and
the best of good times was had. Mr.
and Mrs. Lott aided in the merry-ma
king and all kinds of bright indoor
games were played. A regular feast
was served in the dining room and
pretty place cards directed each one
to his or her seat. After all had en
joyed this, more games were played
in the parlor, and later Mr. Lott car
ried the young folks home in his car.
Marion was given many pretty
ffifts by his friends.
Mrs. Ergle, who has been an inva
lid for several years, being confined
to her bed, died on Friday at her
home near town.
Mrs. Ergle was patient and gentle
in all her suffering and was a good
christian woman. She was a member
of the Baptist Church and the funer
al services which were held at Cal
vary Church abuut seven miles from
here were conducted by Rev. Brooke.
During Christmas week the Sun
beam Band carried her a well filled
box of good things and at an early
date they contemplated a pleasant
surprise for her in the way of a wool
en robe and other things.
The week of Prayer is being ob
served here this week by the Metho
dist and Baptist Missionary Societies.
Splendid and uplifting programs are
being carried out.
The every-member canvas for the
yearly budget of the Baptist Church
was lade on lact Sunday. For all
purpoi :s, the church is asked to give
$G,?O( The budget was adopted by
the church. Rev. Brooke will be paid j
as a salary this year, $2,000.
Thc arrival of Mr. Willie Lee 1
Wright on New Year's morning was a
very happy event in his home. He was
expected before Christinas but was ?
detained in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright and Wil-;
liam Wright are at home from a visit1
to Macon, Ga., where they were j
guests in the home of Mrs. Wright's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Summon.
This was the last Christmas to be
spent in the home, as Mr. and Mrs.
Sammon are alone now, all of their
children being married, they will visit
their several chlidren now. It is hoped
that they will make a long visit here,
?s by other visits they have endear
ed themselves greatly to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leavcll have
returned to Newberry after a visit to
Mr. Stan Salter and family of
Ward have moved near here and will
hereafter be identified with Johnston. :
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Milford enter
tained the pastors and their wives of ',
the various churches here with a very
pleasant tea on last Tuesday evening. .
Mrs. W. W. Satcher of North Au- i
gusta has been thc guest of her sister
Mrs. Pope Perry.
Mrs. F. M. Boyd and Misses Mar
ion and Stewart Boyd have prone to
Beaufort to spend a month with Mr.
Boyd who is there in government ser
Mrs. Nancy Lott has been quite
sick for some time but now is im
Mrs. Bob Powell has moved to Co
lumbia where she will reside.
Mrs. W. L. Quattlebaum has been,
to Charleston for a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Ficklin.
Miss Grace Hunter of Marion, is
the guest of the Misses Bean, and is
the recipient of much social attention
while here. A pleasant tea being giv
en for hor on Friday evening by Mrs.
H. D. Grant.
Mr. J. II. Haltiwanger of Green
wood visited his daughter Mrs. W. F.
Miss Hallie, White and Mrs. J. H.
White both entertained with delight
ful teas to visiting friends, last week.
Misses Elliot and Conya Hardy
have gone to Washington, D. C.,
where they hold government posi
tions, the former having been there
for several months during the old
Miss Bettie Waters is now teach
ing the school known as the Hardy
Mr. Stanton Lott has been elected
teacher of the 7th grade of the High \
Miss Daisy Brockington has been j
teaching here for about 9 years, but ;
had to resign on account of her moth
er's health. As a token of loving
thought, her pupils gave her a beau
tiful wrist watch.
Misses Marie Lewis and Louise .
Hoyt returned on Thursday to G. W.
C., and Miss Mary Waters, to Con-1
Mr. Hansford Franklin has gone to :
Lexington where he has a position.
In March, he will go to Atlanta to ;
take a course in pharmacy.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Coleman
have been the-guests of Mrs. W.'L. |
Coleman, coming to spend the holi-1
days with her.
Mrs. Will Rhoden and Inez and
Louise ore at Covington, Ga., the
ruests of the former's parents, Mr.
md Mrs. Wheeler.
Mrs. Waiter Hendrix of Leesville,'
and Mrs. Janie Burns of Savannah 1
have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. j
There are several cases of influen
za here now, Mr. and Mrs. Avery j
Bland. Mrs. Pope Perry, Miss Laurie
Hoyt and Mrs. S. J. Watson, ami Miss ?
Luuisa Watson have just recovered
from it. The entire family cf Mr.
Jim ('rim is sick.
Mr. Fulmer and family of Chapin '
are now residents here.
Mrs. C. P. Corn is at homo from a
two week's stay in Walhalla .
Dr. Felder Smith has returned
from a week's stay at his home in '
Mr. ami .Mrs. Q. Y. Wingara* are j
it home from a visit to Columbia.
3ad Death of Mrs. E. J. Mundy
Sunday morning about three o'-1
dock the spirit of our beloved friend,
Mrs. Matti'.' Mundy passed into the.
*reat beyond, very unexpectedly to J
1er husband and ber three little sons, ;
Elbert, Truman and John.
Mrs. Mundy had been frail in
?ealth for a number of years, but ?
lad resolution to continue a useful
md helpful life to her family and
friends and had spent several weeks '
m more than one occasion in the |
Hospital with the hope of becoming
;trong and well. Since her last visit !
:o the hospital, she had been greatly
senefitted and her family believed
she was much better than she had
seen in many years, having attend
ri her church the Sunday before her
leath, and expressed the hope that
?he might be abie to do so every Sun
Mrs. Mundy had retired on Satur
3ay night about 9 o'clock in her u
mal health except for an asthmatic
.rouble to which she was subject. At
3:30 Mr. Mundy hearing an unusual
loise, called Mrs. Mundy and receiv- ;
ing no reply, found that she was un
conscious. Summoning her physician ;
?very thing was done, but no human
relief availed anything.
At one o'clock on Monday the cas
ket containing the remains of this
loved mother, companion and friend,
ivas carried into the church at Anti
jch, where she had so long been the
Working for Rural Graded
School. Freeman Corley
at Home. Many White
Everything is quiet around here.
Thc only way we knew it was Chi^gj
mas was to look at the almanac.
About the onlv weather we've had
cold enough to kill hogs was durivg 1
Christmas week, and a good ma'i$jn
took advantage of to kill, this t ip
most of the week, so we only ujpk
one day. .. j
We are having regular Janu'.:'y'
weather now. About all we can d>*iS
to keep the fires going and feed .the !
slock, hope it wont last as long ats it,
did last year and kill the grain agviiu
There has been a good crop of wh -:.t
and oats sown this fall.
There has been more moving, a
mong the white people around here
this winter than among the darkies. \
B. R. Thomas has sold his place to
Mr. Levy Quarles and moved noar
Trenton, Mr. Shelly has bought Mr. '
Quarles' place and moved on it' from '
Mrs. Lizzie and Abbie Prince have j
rented and moved to Mr. John De- '
laughter's piace and Mr. Langly has (
moved to the Thomas place Where
Mrs. Prince moved from.
On account of the "flu*' our schcol !
didn't begin until thc 18 of Noven- ;
ber and only took one week for ]
Christmas. Miss Agnes Patrick from >
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Fairfield County is the principal, and j
Miss Herman Lowry from Chester ifs j
We voted a special tax of one mill.
last fall and had already voted three
mills, this gives us four mills, but WP/J :
too late to get it in last fall but wilt j
get it in next year. If we can get a
few more scholars on roll, will mal.o j
it a rural graded school. Hope wh- .1
you go to Columbia on the 14 yvj
will use your influence to raise mu. e j
money for the free schooli. ' A :
Mr. Freemaii ?orley c^.-nD^rs^PT^
last week from the navy for a ten ;
day's furlough, the first one since he
left last spring. He is looking-well. |
All his friends were glad to see him..
He has been in one or two shipwrecks
and had to take to the water, he had
several close calls but came out all
Mr. Levy Queries has just return
ed from Atlanta with a bunch oi ,
horses and mules.
Mr. J. 0. Williams has a job in
Marlboro County and Mr. Brooker
West has rented his place and moved
organist and helper in the church be
fore the removal of the family to
Edge fi eld. Here many friends from
the community had gathered to do
honor to her memory and all the fam
ily win) loved her. The services were
conducted by her pastor, Rev, R. G. :
A number of beautiful floral of
feringa were placed upon the casket, '
which was lowered in the earth bc- '
side the graves of her two little chil- !
dren and her mother.
Her husband. Mr. E. J. Mundy,'
who has been characterized in all the
community by his devotion to his -
wife, is left to mourn her loss. He .
saiil that her life had preached a
more forceful sermon lo jim than all t
thc preaching he had ever'heard, and
what irrealer tribute could be paid
to any life than that-and lhere are
the three sons who have a great heri- :
tage in the life of such a mother.
Her only sister is Mrs. Frank West
who lives near Antioch Church.
Mrs. Mundy was a member of the
Baptist Church at Edgefield and the
Mission Society and the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union and it
is sad that all these earthly tics must
be broken. She was my friend and I
loved her, and we will meet again.
Florence A. Minis.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late W. H. Grim will maki pay
ment at once to the undersigned and
nil persons holding claims against the
said estate will present them proper
ly attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
To Prevent i>looU Poisoning
ipply at once thc wonderful old reliable DR
POUTER'S ANTISEPTIC RFAT.UCG OIL. n sur
pical dressing that relieves pulu and heals .v.
I HARDY'S HAPPENINGS.
Suffered From Severe Cold.
Sawmill Ruined Labor.
Many People Move.
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Dear Advertiser: .
The year 1918 came and brougl
iso much sadness and heatache 1
homes all over the world. It lias gor
and another year has a>me, what lu
it in store for us? It will no doubt h
happy for some, and others full c
care and trouble. Let us hope- as th
days come that they will brin
brighter prospects than we see ahea
of us now and wish for all, a happ]
The fall has been exceptional. S
warm and dry for the gathering o
Winter began' December 22, trulj
and has increased in rain and col
steadily. Thursday last, was beyon
a doubt a rainy day, the night, mor
so. After it stopped raining, the win
brought us a part of the blizzard tha
others were having and froze us ir
That is, those who have someone t
attend to the outside work, stayed ii
and enjoyed a fire, while we, wb
have all the outside work and insid
also to do, have to keep cn the mov
and almost freeze, hands and fret
Perhaps, if I live to see June, mini
will thaw then. I am like someom
related to me said : "My feet get cob
the first cool spell we have in Sep
tember and stay so until June o:
July." I know we have to have cob
weather to save meat, but that doe:
not make me like it any better.
.. We. hope to kill our meat this cob
spell and have it saved, then wouk
like co have winte r calm itself anc
not be so cold any more.
All the negroes have gotten so rici
they have bought horses, mules bug
gies, wagons and automobiles anc
have rented farms where .'they fine
a place that the owner has left anc
will turn it over to the negro to cul
all the wood. and. haul it to toyrn, con
-j^rs'-a-c, .hard -to .fine
so we have no one to work for us
again this year.
The sawmill in the neighborhood
has also ruined all the labor. We can
not get any one to cut wood for us
because they are working at the saw
We hear labor will be plentiful
now as so many are being mustered
out. They wont be worth a pinch of
salt for they will think they have
been in the training camps and had
nothing to do but draw pay from the
government, so they will expect the
same pay and :io work here. Some of
the town negroes have been out in
this neighborhood and made bargains
with other negroes, and robbed them
and run off already. Another made a
bargain with a white man, borrowed
$40.00 from him and has not been
seen or heard of since. It is risky
business to buy a negro. I suppose
tha tis why we don't have any, we
haven't the money to give them to
run away with.
Christmas has been very quiet and
sad with us and we have not heard of
any frolics although there may have
been one at every other house in thc
Mr. J. H. Harrison took four of the
McKie children, .Misses Alice, Doro
thy and Lois and Master John Her
bert up to a Christmas tree the .Miss
es Harrisons gave in their honor at
Miss Marjorie McKie came home
for Christmas and left Monday De
cember 30, to get back to her school.
Miss Sallie Delaughter left Satur
day 28, to be ready for Monday's
opening. Her school has been closed
all the fall on account of the "flu."
Mr. George Wright and family
have moved to Hepzibah, Ga., to
make their home in order to be near
a good school. We are sorry to lose
so fine a family from our communi
ty but hope they will succeed nicely
in their new home. They tell us that
our friends Mr. and Mrs. John Bax
ley live just across the street from
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cogburn have
moved into Mr. Jack Reynolds' home,
he having moved to North Augusta
to educate his children.
Mr. Milton Barker has gone again
to Chattanooga, Tenn., on business.
He left Thursday, anticipating meet
ing his brother, Dr. Barker, who was
on his way home on furlough. They
were to meet in Augusta and travel
as far as Atlanta together.
Mrs. George Townes and two chil
dren spent part of the holidays wit
her.parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barker i
Curryton. They have returned i
Aiken. - ' . x
When the Boys Come Hom
Let Them Wear the Khaki
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I have two. bouquets to throw th:
morning. One to you for the pan
graph in your editorial of Novembe
20 r'Honor to whom honor is due
As you say, let General Pershin
have all the honor and all the flow
ers due him, but by all means rende
to the soldier the honor that is du
the soldier, the man that stands bc
hind the gun. It is the private soldie
that will cause the names of Foe
and Pershing to ride down the age;
It was the American soldier wh
went "over the top" and dipped th
Huns out of their hiding, and go
them out in the open, which has
brought great results. The othe
bouquet is for the Rev. F. A. Weave
for his timely and beautiful. articl
on Thanksgiving. I fully endors
every word he has written. I thin!
every one should do what he says oi
that day, and every other day, fo
there is so much truth in what h
has written. Write again, your lette
is an inspiration.
I notice that when our soldier
come back, they will be allowed t
wear the khaki uniform for- thre
Well, President Wilson is the ?rea
est man in the world, and I . .hay
never known him to do a single rasl
act." He has been walking the .tigh
rope that has been stretched- acros
the sea with- its -wrecks and dead, an<
he will m^ke thc journey safely ove
this ocean of blood and. peril.'Wi
must "keep silent and hold our' ton
gues. ?But, oh my, I do want th<
brave boys to continue to wear th?
uniform. I admire it. And then we di
not want to see these young, heroe
and conquerors shift them so quick
ly; Tjre S'ij& r^y'rVy fputfit
"The uniforms of" our - brave bo,j
have been tinted with the purpli
and gold of triumph and victory woi
on the fields of France." And as the]
come back to us covered with glori
and immortelles, by all means le
them wear the uniforms of khaki
There is no man that loves a goot
soldier more than I. I know some
thing of a soldier's life. Then '.
have some other rea-ons for wanting
them to wear the uniform. It will tel
me that he has been "over there."
The American soldier is a manlj
man, a soldierly soldier. He is a crea
turo of interest everywhere. Hi
wears a halo no other can hope tc
gain. This true American soidici
bears cur national colors in life; he
wears them in death and with angel:
and archangels his soul passes inte
the great beyond; his body is wrap
ped in the winding sheet of the na
tion's love, and will there sleep until
the trumpet shall sound in that morn
These brave heroes r.f America
have paid the debt this nation has
been owing France for over a hun
dred years. They have nobly and
bravely fought the battles, and won
the victory for humanity, democracy
and christianity. Now let them con
tinue to wear the khaki uniform as
they wish. They have gone through
mud, sweat, fire, smoke and blood
and have come through it all victo
Yes, give General Pershing all the
flowers that are due him, but do not
forget to give the "bright roses and
the white lillies" to the brave boya
who stood behind thc guns.
And the Red Cross brigade, God
bless them! They have been and are
still, Angels of Mercy, Joans of Arc,
"The Uncrowned Queens" of the
American army, they have stood at
the front unafraid, caring for the
sick and wounded, bathing their
bleeding wounds and cooling their
fevered brows, whispering words of
inspiration as soft and sweet as an
angel's prayer. Such sacrifice and de
votion has never been manifested be
fore in all the wars of history. 1* t
us throw branches of evergreen at
their feet andgarlands of sweet vio
lets about their necks, and palms of
victory in their hands.
They are the inspiration of every
high and noble deed. They have done
what they could!
MISS SLOAN'S TRIP.
Following Her Interesting Let-1
ter of Last Week- This .
While in St. Louis I visited the Art
Publication Society. You -would be
surprised- to see this immense "bundl
ing equipped- with the' most wonder
ful electrically o'perated ' printing
presses for music.publication of the
Progressive . Series, which demon
strate the popularity and apprecia
tion of the millions spent to complete
this; the only perfect system of mu
sic, which is the resul t of the work
of many of the world's greatest com
posers and critics, as Godorfsky. I am
often asked the question, ? "Why i*
music so much higher than ordinary
printing, and why are some pi?ces so
much higher than others?"
You may recall my letter after my
visit to the "New York World." It ii
. indeed wonderful to see the inven
tions of man", one of which is tht
mechanical way of setting type. The
machinery js beyond description, and
you marvel at the ingenuity of man,
as you behold the type falling in
place and soon both sides of the pa
per to be printed are ready for the"
operation^ the blank paper is run,.;be"3
tween the presses and automatically"
the papers are printed, mechanically
cut and. folded at a very rapid , rate,?
.and-comparatively little handwork i*>
necessary-in'these electric presses.
I told in a previous letter of being
' one of the ' few women permitted to
"go'through'the Edison electric plant*
which throws almost - miraculous
light on Brooklyn and New York
.City. I compare the Art Publication
. Society to this.electric plant, the Pro^
gressive Series, to: the "almost miracj
ulous variegated light thrown on mu-3
?sic subjects, the success of tho3el
; using it, to a magnet which attract?!
! others to it. 5
! While in St. Louis, I was fortunate j
".o have a "friend carry i/te through]
? ?je Vl'.J'iO c? ?. .
tion Society building and cxplairrr?
?me as I witnessed the music bein?
printed. I was amazed at the fabu
lous cost of machinery and other e
quipments. I will now explain why
music is higher.
i The principle reason is that it can
not be prepared for the press me
chanically. It requires an expert and
a genius to take a piece of metal and
with hand only, can the lines, ciefs,
braces, notes and various technical
sigilo necessary be drawn on it, after
which all parts of the metal not form-B
jing that which ir. desired on the mU-l
sic sl,net, is traced with the most ex-fi
pensive acid which requires the hanan
of an expert. This acid removes thM
metal on which it is placed to the de?
sired depth, according to the quanti*
ty used, leaving embossed on ?the meM
al that which is desired on the musrS
sheet. . . mistake is made, it canH
not be corrected. An entire new metl
[al must be traced with this powerfuH
and expensive acid. The title pagfl
! is likewise prepared. If a picture iH
desired, the parts to be in like coloH
are drawn on the metal as explainefl
in printing, the different colors on fl
I separate metal which must fit accufl
Irately. This is continued until chfl
i picture is completed. Then is placefl
'the desired color, and printed as pr<fl
viousiy explained. The extra pr?parai
tion and expense of experts makH
music more expensive than ordinarfl
?printing and is sold by the one pufl
'chasing an expensive copyriglSS
Which is a protection by the goverjfl
ment so that it cannot bc reproduce^!
I without the consent of the une PUjH
j chasing the copyright, which is tlfl
I same as a patent. Thc music is thtfl
! published and sold at a reasonabM
j price covering th'; expense, until tlfl
?time of the copyright expiros, whiH
the house holding the metal befofl
described, can reproduce ibis sanfl
?piece of music at the sama expenfl
of ordinary pria:?!.?, and anyone hfl
the privilege <i? reproducing, it nfl
disposing of it at any price desirefl
Therefore music sold at ten cei.ts fi
old, not new music under copyriglH
Thc Progressive Series is ' cofl
stantly printing music by modefl
composers, and another great advaH
tage is that every piece is perfeclfl
explained the way the composfl
would desire it played and a biofl
raphical sketch and picture of tfl
composer on the most desirable Jn
per made. My opinion is that this H
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