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EDGEFIELD,|S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1919
School and Churches Open.
W. C. T. U. Meets. Mr.
and Mrs. Boyd Move
School opened on Monday and the
pupils were more or less glad to get
to .studies again. So much time has
been lost, that Saturdays will be
used to help make up lost time, but
duties will last on this day only until
Mr. Wingate and family will move
to Batesburg in about two weeks,
having accepted a similar position to
the one he now holds at Eidson's
Mr. F. M. Boyd has accepted a
position at Beaufort, and his family
contemplates moving thep : a. few
weeks. Every one will greatly miss
this estimable family, and it is hoped
that they love Johnston so, they will
not live there long.
The Red Cross chapter has been
given an order for a box of pinafores
for the destitute children across the
seas. These garments will be made in
the homes, and if done as rapidly as
the last order, the shipment will be
made at an early date.
The Red Cross Headquarters are
now located over the store of Mr. H.
WA Crouch, the place previously used
being occupied by Mr. Bob Murrell
Mr. Pope Lott is a salesman in the
interest of the fish scrap, a new fer
tilizer, manufactured in Florida.
This is considered one of the finest
and most productive on th? market,
and is something very new for the
farmers of this section.
Miss Louise Coleman of Aiken, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. E. La
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard of Augusta,
were guests of Dr. and Mrs. C. P.
Corn last week.
Mr. Stanton Lott is the possessor
of four topaz stones of beautiful lus
%e;an'd'polish, the latter having been ?
added by a jeweler, the stones at first
being in a rough state. The stones he
picked up while in Oregon, while
there in military service.
Mr. and Mrs. Berry entertained a
large number of their near relatives 1
and friends with a dining on Friday,
and a happy day was spent. Mr. Ber
ry has a very productive country
place, and a dinner of a great variety
of nice things was served.
Misses Mccutcheon and Allen of
Dillon, who are teaching at Leesville
school, spent the week-end here with
Miss Hallie White, who is also one of
the teachers of this school.
Miss Clara Sawyer has been quite
sick for several days but is now im
The face masks that have been
used with such good results while in
the presence of a flu patient, are now
being made an article that can be |
more quickly adjusted, and fresh
gauze placed on. Dr. J. A. Dobey has
originated this more handy article,
and contemplates sending it to the
patent office in Washington. This ar
ticle would be fine to use in house
cleaning as it would prevent the dust
from the nostrils.
The friends of Mr. Wilbur Eidson
were pained to learn of his death
which occurred at his home in War
renville on Thursday. He was a mer
chant at this place. Last fall Mr. Eid
son suffered an attack of influenza,
followed by typhoid fever and pneu
Before his marriage to Miss Lula
Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Wright, who resided near here,
he made his home at Ward, and was
often a visitor here with relatives.
The remains were brought to Ward
on Friday afternoon and interred at
Spann's cemetery and was attended
by a large number of friends and rel
atives, several going from here.
Mrs. Eidson is a sister of Mrs. Allie
Kinnaird of Edgefield.
The W. C. T. U. meets Friday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock in the home of
Mrs. J. H. White. Subject, Door of
Hope. This institution was to have
been before the union in December,
but no meetings could be held then.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. D.
C., meets Thursday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock with Mrs. F. M. Boyd.
, Mrs. Grace Crouch has gone to
Mullins for a visit to her paents, Mr.
and Mrs. Gus Smith.
Miss Myra Pearce of Augusta has
been visiting the Misses Bean.
Rev. R. E. Stackhouse of Columbia
attended the quarterly conference
here on Sunday last.
Mr. A. J. Mobley has gone to Flor
ida to spend a while.
Mr. Y. May of Greenwood was a
visitor here last week.
Miss Georgia Sawyer has gone to
the Baptist Hospital, Columbia, for
Mr. Chas. Bailey of Ellenton was
here on a prospective visit last week.
It is hoped that he will move his fam
ily here. He married a Johnston girl,
Miss Palm Reams.
Mr. Peter Epes, a former resident
but now of Macon, Ga., was here
during the week.
Mrs. W. P. Collins has been visit
ing relatives in Graniteville.
Mr. Mark Toney is now living at
the home place, which piece of prop
erty he owns. For so long, Mr: Mark
Toney, his father, lived here, but up
on the death of the parents, their
children made their home elsewhere.
It is very pleasant to see some of
the family back at the old home.
Miss Btie Waters has resumed
her d s as teacher of Hardy's j
school. She goes each day in the car, !
and can thus be at home nights.
Miss Sara Norris has returned !
from Atlanta, Ga., where she went I
in interest of spring millinery for the
establishment, and some very at
tractive cuts are being displayed.
The farmers of Edgefield County I
were called together by Mr. Addison ;
B. Carwile for the purpose of send- j
ing delegates to the Convention of
Farmers in Columbi- Thursday, Feb
The State meeting was called for
the purpose of formulating some plan
for controlling the cotton crop next
The meeting was called to order
and Mr. P. N. Lott was elected chair- j
man, and Mr. J. G. Holland, secre-1
tar;/ of the meeting. ,.
Mr. Carwile made a motion to call !
for volunteers to attend the State
meeting in Columbia and the follow
Mr. W. A. Strom, Dr. B. F. Jones, !
Mr. S. B. Nicholson, Mr. S T Wat-;
son, Mr. Addison B. Carwil tr. J. !
G. Holland, Mr. G. W. Scott, Mr. R. !
T. Hill, Mr. C. M. Rauton, Mr. P. N.
Lott, Mr. J. C. Sheppard and Mr A. I
A motion was made to ask the :
Bank of Trenton and the other Banks
of Johnston to send representatives!
to the meeting.
We hope that great goo 'l will come I
to the farmers from this meeting in ;
Columbia, and we hope to be able to ;
inform the farmers of the County of '
some concrete plan whereby they ;
will be enabjed to get a living price '
for what cotton they hwc on hand,1
and a fair profit on what, they expect
to make next year.
J. G. Holland, Sec'ty.
The health of this community is
very good. We have had some very
bad cases of influenza, but no deaths
so far among the white people. There '
have been some deaths among the
Mr. W. P. Brunsen has been righi
sick for the last iew days, not "flt:."
Dr. Nicholson has been attending
The four airplanes that left Colum
bia Friday, for Atlanta, created qu:te
a sensation in this section when they
passed over. These were the first that
have ever been seen through here.
Another of our boys, Diomede
Corley, came home with his discharge
Friday. We hope all of them will soon
Our school is still running, no
more cases of "flu" having develop
ed and those who had it are about
There is less labor in this section
than has been since the Confederate
War. You can't hire an extra day's
work at any price.
Some parties were complaining
last week of no weather to kill hogs.
Think this morning will satisfy them.
NOTICE U. D. C.
The regular meeting could not be
held this month, but a called meeting
of all the Daughters will be held at
an early date. All members are urged
to hand in their dues to the treasurer,
Miss Annie Deloach, at once.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson. ?
More Interest in the Road
I see froT your paper that Mr.
Broadw? lias kindly given us per
missif work our own roads, for
whir j ought to be very thankful.
v, it seems to me, that the
i :ngang and scrapes and ?ll road
machinery as well as the road tax be
longs to the people of the whole
county and should be used in a way
to benefit the biggest number of peo
ple most. We know the chaingang is
only sufficient to repair the roads,
and no one could expect any man to
keep all the roads in good condition
with this force, but is it right to take
this chaingang and machinery to
build a permanent road through one
corner of the county which will bene
fit not more than ten per cent of the
people and the roads in the whole
western and southern parts of the
The road from Cleora to Edgefield
is in such condition that it takes
four mules to pull a two-horse load,
when, if the ditches had been scraped
out in the fall or summer, with the
mild winter we have had, they
would be passable and even now a
wagon and team with four or five
hands could, in a week or ten days,
haul rocks and fill the worst holes,
let the water out where it has collect
ed, make them passable and save the
double expense in hauling.
From what I can hear from other I
parts of the county, this is a fair
specimen of the roads south and west
of Edgefield; and the chaingang at
work building the "Dixie Highway"
to benefit directly, not more than ten
per cent of the people and ninety per
cent quarantined on account of im
passable roads and this work to con
tinue for another year. Is this just?
I have heard of one R. F. D. route
being cut ouc by the governmt . >n
account of the condition of the --o;:.l3, ?
and if the government inspect,
the routes in the county between
and April, others will be cut ou- .?
the same reason; while outr road tasj
and our ;road force - iir-bciildingi^.
highway ! -
One argument in favor of thi.
highway is it will increase the value
of the property of the county. Then
let those whose property is increased
in value pay the expense or build this
road by contract and ht the whole
county be taxed to pay fer it. like
Aiken and oilier counties have done,
and let the chaingang patch the roads
of the whole county, and at least
make them passable.
I heard a friend ^.sk a lawyer cf
Edgefield a month ago about our
roads and for a remedy, ar.d he sug
gested the same plan that Mr. Broad
water has. almost word for word. It
is strange hew "great minds run in
the same channel."
New, as to the plan suggested by
the supervisor. It is a noted fact that
there is less labor in the county than
ever before, all the r.ble-bodied men
from 20 to 35, white and colored, in
military service, not enough labor in
the county to gather thc crops, some
stiil in the fields for lack of labor,
y?t <hey think we ought to drop all
farm work and work our roads, with
tile county gang and machinery work
ing the "Dixie Highway." I think he
over estimates our patriotism. Now,
I don't know who is to blame for this
state of affairs. If this is the law, in
the name of justice, let our repre
sentatives change it so one man can't
'Utilize our road working force, as
srr.ail a.; it is, for the benefit of a
small per cont of thc people without
any restrictions. 1 don't biame him
fer stopping people from filling holes
and making out big accounts to be
paid, usually two or three times what
it is worth.
Now, we are willing to co-operate
with the supervisor and help him in
any way we can, but under present
labor conditions it is impossible to
get the labor to work them.
On roads where, under the old sys
tem, we worked twenty hands, there
isn't more than five or six now avail
able. What could this force do with
weeding hoes? The chaingang is the
only labor that can be depended upon
to work the roads, and a small force
with teams and scrapes can accom
plish more in a few days than could
be done otherwise in weeks, even if
we could get the labor, which we can
WANTED: Tenants for several
good farms. Apply to
Mrs.M. J. Norris.
Two ' Interesting Letters from
As there has been no news from
our side in some time, I thought I
would write a few lines.
We have had beautiful weather
for the past few days.
It<1s beginning to look like home
agajn, seeing a good many of the
boys home from France.
Mr. J. E. Burnett of the Thirtieth
Division is home from France. He
was wounded the 16th of October. It
is interesting indeed, to hear him
tell of the battles he helped to fight.
He said he went over the top as many
as four or five times a day. His many
friends are giving him a cordial wel
come home. He made a flying trip to
see his girl Friday afternoon.
Messrs. Tommie Long and Robert
Griffis dined at Mr. 0. M. Burnett's
Sunday. . '
Masters James and Manning Pres;
cott from Red Hill spent the week
end with Master Ollie Seigler.
We hear of orange blossoms near
A good many in our section have
be$n victims of influenza, but glad to
say all are well now. A good many
schools have been closed on account
of the "flu" which will be a back-set
to the children.
Quite a number are making plans
to meet the Thirtieth Division which
we hear are to land soon. We take off
our hats to them, ana open our hearts
and homes to them and give them a
hearty welcome. We join in with the
dear old fathers and mothers in wel
coming their boys home. We thank
the dear Father who is above us all,
for sparing their lives and pray for
His sustaining grace to those who
have boys over there and have given
their lives for their country.
We have had some rain for the
i. 4 few days, but the sun is shining
agsi ""hich we are glad to see.
^ad plenty of rain to
. )ttle drier weath
? ?viii soon be time
> ;start plowing. ,
iurnett is at/nome*
fer ? ' i irlough. He reached
vv h : ed a glad surprise to
every ' ; is of the Thirtieth
Division came over with the
wounded lisi. He will soon return to
Camp Jackson, and there await his
Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson have
moved in our community. We are
glad to have them with us and wish
them much success in the future.
Mr. Capers DeLaughter has been
at home for some time from camp
with an honorable discharge in his
We are very glad to have Mrs. Liz- )
zie Prince and her son Abbie, to live i
in our neighborhood.
Mrs. J. R. DeLaughter, Miss Lena
DeLaughter and Mr. Sam Hightower
from North Augusta spent a pleasant
day with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. R. De
Laughter on Sunday, 2nd.
Does anybody know where our su- I
pervisor is these days? Don't think
he has travelled any lately and it
will be impossible for him to travel
out this way from Edgefield for some
time, unless he comes in an airship.
Mr. Morris Summerall had bad i
luck one day last week as he was
coming up the Martintown road. He
drove in a very bad mud hole and his
mule bogged up to his ears, but came
out all right except he was very mud
If no bad luck, the orange blos
soms will soon bloom near us.
Mrs. N. H. DeLaughter and Miss
Lila DeLaughter have gone to Au
gusta this week on business.
Mr. Jim Lanier has been ill for a
few days. Hope he will soon recover.
Mr. Charlie Lanier purchased a
new buggy during Christmas and is
making his trips very often to Augus
ta. There will soon be orange blos
soms over his way, we presume.
Dots from Choty.
Mr. Charlie Bussey and Mr. Jasper
McDaniel of Modoc were in Choty
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. U. M. Agner is digging a well
at his new residence.
Mrs. M. E. Walker is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Press Parkman.
We are sorry to lose one of our
boys, Dewey Dorn, from this commu
nity. We hope he will be successful in
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Parkman visi
ted his parents last Sunday.
Mr. Eustice Thurmond has return
ed to his home at Morgana.
Mr. Eula Dorn has purchased a
new Buick six.
We are glad Miss Anna Belle
Saunders has recovered from the flu
and is back at th-j home of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Dorn.
Miss Maggie May Robertson open
ed her school again Monday morning
at the Red Oak Grove.
The members of Red Oak Grove
section are glad to be able to open
Sunday School again.
We are very sorry to hear of our
pastor, Rev. G. W. Bussy being sick,
and hope he will soon recover. We
are expecting to have our usual Y.
W. A. meeting Sunday afternoon
with Misses Maggie and Clela Agner.
T,ie program will be arranged by
Misses Kathleen Kenrick and Deadis
We are glad to have Mr. George
Gilchrist back in our community.
Miss Sunie Sharpton and Mr. Jeff
Sharpton have been visiting in Au
Misses Ruby Dorn, Maggie and
Clela Agner spent the week-end with
Miss Lou Eva Parkman. Several
other guests were there, and they all
enjoyed pulling and eating candy.
Henry Harris Writes His Pa
rents from New York.
January 21, 1919.
Dear Mother and Father:
I will write you to say I am back
in New York, and had a fine time on
the boat, landing on the 19th ,of
which I am very glad.
I will leave here in a few days, and
will be sent to a camp closer home.
Then I will know better what I am
going to do. I will not write again
till I am moved. You can look for me
now most any time. Good-bye till
U. S. A. Debarkation Hos., N. Y. City
Since the above note was written, ?
our young friend, Henry Harris has !
returned home, and although wound-1
ed^he. says he would not^t^?^a mil-J
lion dollars :for his'" experiences *a-1
There are people who never have
a movement of the bowels without it !
is pronuced by a cathartic. Most of ?
them have brought that condition on I
themselves by the use of mineral !
waters and strong cathartics that j
take too much water out of the sys-1
tem and aggravate the disease they j
are meant to relieve. A mild laxative
tonic like Chamberlain's Tablets af
fords a gentle movement of the bow
els that you hardly realize has been
produced by a medicine, and their use
is not so likely to be followed by con- ?
The people of Edgefield county i
may be depended upon to always do '
the correct ?and proper thing. The j
selection of Hon. John C. Sheppard
to fill the unexpired term of the late 1
Senator Ben Nicholson is not only a '
fitting compliment to a former gov-1
ern or of South Carolina, but at the
same time it is an appreciation, nice-1
ly done, of the distinguished services
rendered the State by both Senator i
Nicholson and Mr. Sheppard, who is
the father-in-law of the dece ised
senator. In the Senate chamber Wed
nesday memorial services for Sena
tor Nicholson, who was one of the
best loved members of that body, and
an able, public-spirited, forward-look
ing man, were held. The desk at
which his father-in-law sits is still
draped in mourning for him. As for
Senator Sheppard, he will wear the
title of senator as honorably as he
has for all these years worn the title
of governor.-Columbia Record.
The election without opposition cf
ex-Governor John C. Sheppard to fill
the unexpired term of the lamented
Mr. B. E. Nicholson in the State sen
ate is a cause for general gratifica
tion throughout the State. Governor
Sheppard, when a very young man,
was one of the foremost of the Dem
ocratic leaders in 1876 and in the 16
years that followed he was an inde
fatigable toiler in the public service.
Although past middle life, he is
young in heart, and strong in mind
and body and it is pleasant to observe
that his experience and talents have
again been drafted by the people of
Edgefield to :abor for progressive
government in South Carolina.-The
RED OAK GROVE.
Rev. G. W. Bussey Still Sick.
Y. W .A.'s Hold Meeting.
Schools Reopen after
Our Sunday School attendance last
Sunday was unusually small, though
we hope as spring comes on our peo
ple will take on new life.
Mrs. Joe Bussey and Mrs. Lamb
being the only members of the W. M.
U. present, that meeting was missed
Our Bible class teacher, by the help
of the members, will become a more
efficient lecturer, for he studies his
lessons, and how many of us demon
strate any knowledge of the subject
or even an interest.
Parents that feel they must remain
at home, can render much encourage
ment to the Sunday School by send
ing their children. Mr. Bussey and
the other officers of our Sunday
School will be greatly strengthened
and encouraged by this co-operafion
on the part of the parents.
On the twenty-third we hope to re
organize and start out with the reso
lution to try and do more for the
Sunday School and its welfare than
we have been doing.
The friends of our pastor, Rev. G.
W. Bussey, will be pleased to learn
he continues to improve from his re
The Y. W. A.'s meet with Miss
Maggie Agner next Sunday after
noon^ Misses Maggie and Clela Ag
ner ?nd Miss Lou Eva Parkman will
arrange a program for this meeting.
Miss Kathleen Kenrick will con
duct, a short service at the close of
this meeting in honor of Frances E.
Willard as the service we held last
February seems to have created real
admiration and interest for that most
We have just learned of Prof. Os
borne of Augusta visiting our neigh- .
borhood last week in pursuit of
young la dies and girls who wish to
prepare themselves for the business
world. Prof. Osborne's etf.tcie'ncy ha?:
many compliments throughout this
Mr. George Gilchrist has returned
from Chicago, and will remain the
season with Mr. George Bussey and
work a crop.
Mrs. Eva Bussey has recovered
from a severe attack of influenza and
is now able to be out again.
The many friends of Mrs. Maggie
Crifiis will be glad to hear she is feel
ing so strong and well, and really is
looking younger as she grows older.
Mrs. Maggie Fuller and little son
have been on a visit to their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Griffis,
leaving for Greenwood last Thursday.
Miss Bertha Parkman was the
guest of Miss Mildred Bussey last
Little Misses Fannie Dow and
Maude Hamilton were the attractive
and interesting guests of Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Lamb last week-end.
They made happiness and sunshine
for their host and hostess by their
childish music and sweet sunbeam
songs. At a late hour fruit and candy
was very much enjoyed, and ii. their
sweet, childish way they expressed
thanks for the pleasures of the even
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Lamb return
ed from Sunday School last Sunday
and were the guests to dinner at Mr.
Services at the First Baptist
Church this coming Sunday at eleven
thirty A. M. and seven-thirty P. M.
Sunday School at 10:15. After
preaching, an exceedingly important
conference will be held. Evary mem
ber of the church is urged to be
present for this conference. Do not
let the weather or any previous en
gagement prevsnt your coming.
Robert G. Lee, Pastor. ?
Dollars and Cents.
Counting it only in dollars and
cents, how much did that last cold
cost you? A man may not always stop
work when he has a cold, but perhaps
it would be better if he did. It take?
about ten days to get completely rid
of a cold under the usual treatment. s
That time can be much shortened by
taking Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and proper care of yourself, in fact,
a bottle of this remedy in the houi*
is a mighty good investment during
the winter and spring months.