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EDGEFIELD.jS. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1919
Death of Mrs. Sallie Culbreath
and Mr.'Silas Yonce. Apollo
Music Club Meets. Edge
field Visitors Honored
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bland are at
home from Darlington, where they
have been for about six weeks; the
former having had a moist serious
case of influenza which occasioned
the prolonged sta^y. Mr. Bland is not
yet strong enough to be out of doors.
Miss Maude Nickerson has gone to
Bennettsville to spend a while with
Mrs. Smyly Stevens.
Mrs. White of Millen, Ga., is the'
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lon
Miss Clara Sawyer is now able to
be out after a week or mors of sick-j
Miss Hattie Rushton of Columbia, j
has been the guest of relat ves here.
Mrs. J. L. Walker spent last week ,'
in Columbia with her husband, who is i
attending the legislature. Miss Anna
Swindell accompanied her home for a
visit to Miss Mary Walker.
Mrs. Sallie Spearman Culbreath
died last Thursday about two o'clock
at the home of her son, Mr. E. B.
Culbreath after an illness of about
two weeks. Owing to her advanced
age, one month of being 85 years of
age, she had been in failing health :
for some time. i
She was truly one of the "Mothers i
of Israel" and in the home her pres
ence was a benediction to all. She <
was a woman of fine and beautiful 1
traits of character, sweet, gentle and 1
modest. She was the most loving of ?
mothers and reared a large family in j<
the fear ar l admonition of the Lord, j]
When she grew feeble, these strong, '\
manly sons careel for her so lovingly, |]
and especially in the home of the j
son, wher? she lived, did each one t
place her first, and beautiful atten-ic
?tions xvpro alwoyo l>oingf given her. ii
V Mother's nowex^-?V-_~------H
e placed about her in "the casket, j J
so symbolic of the beautiful life, the i
fragrance of which lasts on, just as 1
.the flagrance of the flower lingers. <
Mrs. Culbreath was of Newberry, |
and she first married James R. Payne j'
and there were three children, Mr. ?1
John W. Payne, now of Belton, S. C., :
Mr. M. C. Payne of Americus, Ga., j]
and Miss Lula Payne, who died in her \ i
girlhood. Later she married Captain li
Joseph Culbreath, a brave and noble ll
man. He was a veteran of three wars, j
and in 1912 died at the advanced age j:
of 93. ?
A large family was the result of ; :
this union. Messrs. Ebb, Joe, Hayne,
Ernest, Will and Jim Culbreath. Mr. |
Ernest Culbreath having died a few j
The funeral services were conduct
ed by her pastor. Rev. W. S. Brooke, i
on Friday morning at Bethlehem
burying ground, where her body was
tenderly laid to rest beside the grave ,
of Capt. Culbreath. Many beautiful
flowers covered her last resting place. ?
Mr. Tom Milford has the sympathy !
of his many friends here, in the death
of his brother, Mr. C. L. Milford,,
which occurred in Columbia last week
Mrs. Frank Landrum and children j
are guests of Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
There was a meeting last week of i
the Red Cross Chapter and officers ?
for the coming were elected: j
Rev. W. S. Brooke, Chairman, Mrs. '
John Wright, Vice-chairman, Miss
Clara Sawyer, Secretary; Mr. Earl
Crouch, Treasurer; Mrs. T. R. Den
ny, Junior Red Cross; Dr. J. A. Do
bey, Director of Membership Canvas.
There were various committees ap
pointed to facilitate the work.
The Red Cross rooms will now be
located in the home of Mrs. Mamie
Huiet, a large front room having
been given over for this work. The
chief work of the chapter at present
is in the making of 130 refugee a
prons for children.
Miss Orien a Cartledge entertained
in a very happy manner last Thurs
day afternoon. The honorees being
Misses Mae Tompkins and Elizabeth
Smith of Edgefield. Sewing, chatting
and music occupied the hours, and la
ter an elaborate repast was/served.
W. C. Grant of Mullins, has been
for a visit to his sister, Mrs. H. D.
The W. C. T. U. mot Friday after
noon at 4 o'clock with Mrs. J. H.
White. No meeting of tin..> organiza
tion has been had since September,
so there was much for discussion.
Beautiful devotions were conduct
ed by Mrs. Mam-'e Huiet, the thei
being moral education. The uni
had lost during the past month, o
of its charter members, Mrs. Elcan
Ivey, and suitable resolutions on h
death are to be drafted. She c
much forceful work here for t
cause in the 'SO's.
All of the departments, as far
possible had done work. About twe
?ty bouquets had been sent out 1
Mesdames O. D. Black and W.
Under the Soldiers and Sailors d
partment the matter of the great Hi
pita! at Fort Sheridan, which is tl
god-child of the W. C. T. U., was pr
sentod and discussed, and the unie
will take a part in tMs by gifts.
The War Relief oommittee, Me:
dames J. A. Lott and Olin Eidsoi
had a most splendid report whic
they had prepared for the Octobe
They at the time had $42.50 fo
the French orphan fund, the adopte
child being Gabriel Viaal, aged 1
Under new business, the great Ju
bilee Fund was presented by Mrs. T
R. Denney, and the purport of thi
told. A committee was appointed t<
agitate the matter and formul?t*
plans for the drive.
A communication concerning th<
coming of Mrs. Atkins to this stat?
to present ?and agitate the Jubile?
plan, was read, and the union votec
to co operate in aiding her when she
is in this county.
As Miss Willard's Heavenly birth
lay is in this month, all present con
tributed to the Fund when this was
taken up in the meeting. Following
ill business, a program on moral edu
ction was had, Mrs. J. H. White
leading, she being the active .superin
;endent, with Mrs. Huiet in this de
The box for the Door of Hope was
:o be at the home of Mrs. Huiet and
ill were asked to send some contri
-r^--?Til L.C U Li.ll iU^.
f. A. Lott.
The Emily Geiger Chapter, D. A.
X., meets Monday afternoon at 3:30
>'clock with Miss Zena Payne.
The Apollo Music Club meets on
Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 in the
lome of Mrs. O. D. Black, she with
Mrs. J. W. Marsh and Miss Zena
Payne, being the hostess for the meet
ing. The club has a large membership
so there has to be more than one
hostess to have a meeting with all.
Mr. Silas Yonce died at one of the
Hospitals in Charleston last week
and the details of his death are very
sad, he being such an elderly man,
nearly S5 years of age, and seldom
leaving his home.
For sometime he had been suffer
ing with much discomfort in one of
his lower limbs and his family hoping
to make him more comfortable, ar
ranged for hospital treatment, and
he was accompanied by Mr. Wilbur
Yonce and his physician, Dr. Stone.
After Mr. Yonce had retired when
they reached Charleston, Mr. Wilbur
Yonce went out with the physician,
who was returning home. When Mr.
Yonce returned and entered the room
he found his father dead. Every ef
fort was made for his restoration, but
after examination it was decided that
Heart failure was the cause of his
death, having sometimes suffered
with such attacks.
L The next day the body was brought
here to his home in the Philippi sec
tion and the interment made at Mt.
Calvary church, Rev. Kinard, his pas
tor conducting this. ? .
I Mr. Yonce was a noble, Christian
! gentleman, and his life is full of
I beautiful deeds, and now there are
'many to rise up and call him blessed.
'.His life was well spent and he has re
ceived the reward of "Well done.,
thou good and faithful servant."
He leaves a wide connection and
several sons and daughters.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison of
Columbia .College is here for a short
Miss Mary Smith of Mullins is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Grace
Crouch, and upon her return home,
her sister will accompany her to
spend a while.
Misses Mae Tompkins and Eliza
beth Smith of Edgefield have been
the guests of Mrs. James Tompkins,
and on Friday afternoon she enter
tained in their honor with a very
Miss Helen Wright went to Chap
pells thc latter part of the week to
? take up school duties again, the
Woman's Christian Temper
The Frances Willard meeting c
the W. C. T. U. was held on Monda
afternoon , February 17, the exa<
date of the heavenly home-going c
Frances Willard, America's grea
apostle of temperance.
Mrs. Manly Timm ons, who ha
been a charter member of the Edge
field union, was the. hostess, a larg
number of the membership bein?
present to welcome her and at th
sanie time, be welcomed by her oi
her return to our hearts and homes
Mrs. E. J. Norris cc/iducted the de
votional exercises and America, wa:
sung. Mrs. J. L. Mims gave the rela
tion of the Frances Willard Fund t<
the plans of Americanization, urging
the members to show the hospitable
spirit to all foreigners in our towr
and make them understand the Amei
ican spirit, and see the reason ir
Christianity for America's greatness.
Miss Miriam Norris sang "Home's
Love Light" a song with words writ
ten by Miss Anna Gordon, president
of the National W.C. T. U.
A reading was given by Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant, and some personal remi
niscences of Frances Willard by Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth who is che only
member of the union so fortunate as
to have met and known Miss Willard.
She also gave an account of what
ivas done in li) 18 with the Memorial
Fund. ' ' i
A message from Miss Florence
Mims, a member in Boston, was read
iescriptive of the W. C. T. U. work
Two new members were received.
The next meeting will held March
>, with Mrs. E. J. Norris.
At the close of the meeting re
'reshments of ?cake and jelly were
Little Frances Willard 7-bnson
:ame on invitation of the union J
lassed the collectjojijjjale_f?
ncmbers hope, that she will '
0 be a wonderful woma"
:reat and good Frances W
vhom she is named.
_etter From W. W. Burnett to
His Sister. I I
January 12, 1910. j
VI y dear sister: .
Just a few lines to let you know
low goes it with mc.
I am doing fine now except (as thc
colored soldiers over here say) "I's
jot de homesickness blues."
We have been expecting to start
for the dear old U. S. A. for some
time but we are still here, for only a
short time now, 1 know.
Sis, when have you been over home
anil how was everybody-also, how
is Stobo? You know I never did
write to him, w..s up at the front a
bout the time you gave me his ad
dress and we were so busy entertain
ing Fritz just about that time till 1
really didn't have ?:iuch time for any
thing else. Hope he went through all
I have boen in the Hospital since
October ll, as thc result of trying to
stop some of Fritz's shrapnel, in fact
1 did stop a couple of pieces, but it
was a very unhealthy job, so I landed
in the Hospital just one month from
the clay the big fun ceased. Have just
about recovered now, only a little
lame in one of my "hind" legs which
I hope will not last much longer. Am
sure having a soft time back here,
all I have to do is cat and sleep (some
lazy, eh?) and go to the movies.
The Red Cross gives us an enter
tainment of some kind every day, be
isides lots of other nice things. I don't
i know wha" would have become of us
had it not been for the Red Cross,
and I shall always donate to help
them every chance I get.
Well, there is no news much a
round here that would interest you
so will close.
Hope you all are doing fine, had a
big Christmas and will have a happy
New Year in 1919-also hope to be
where I can see you soon.
W. W. Burnett.
school having been closed since Jan
The friends of Miss Marion Mob
ley will be pleased to know that she
is much improved aftr an attack of
influenza. She had returned to Char
lotte where she was at one of the
1 Hospital. ^
Miss florence Mims Gives Suf
frage Views. ,
February 9, 1919.
aiy.way home from church this
morning I' felt myself irresistibly
drawn'toward one side of the street.
I lookj4';up to ascertain the cause
and saw/; to my great pleasure-suf
frage fosters. One had th-.se words:
"Indirect influence is a broom, but
the battis a vacuum cleaner, which
every w^han should have." I gazed
with ddnght. It rested my tired eyes, ;
and I ijbad between the lines great
possibilities for the future of Amer
History is repeating itself. Great
things ?tever come byf-great strides, j
Slo\vly,??as though the universe had !
ceased*-*-live, waiting for thc result,!
the gre?t measures of the world have !
come. Prohibition, and even the right
of self-government, which no one '
should |*now better than America, .
have be?n' ushered in, not with pomp
and gloijy, heralded by the joy of the \ \
multitudes, but with so much opposi- j
tion that that very opposition caused .
the fires: of duty to burn more bright- j ?
The three great attributes of this ,
:lemocra'?y, so cailed, patriotism, re-',
ligion and education have ?een left (J
largely:"jin the hands of the women \
ind especially the mothers of Amer- [
ca. Why not place a part of the run- !
ling of this government, which is
jut the result of years of-patriotism,
if applied:religion and learning in
;he hands of the women?
This government is not by the peo
ple, for the people and of the people,
>ut a government by half the people,
)f half thc people for all the people,
^re we not blind?
Why should a ?lian have the ballot
vho ntns'?n cievatcrjmjnie building,
.ia.'' In'tiw ail .... .'
eft their places of business and went ?"V
lome. He tried to phone. and no telc
)hone girl answered-she had gone
lome.-He started to the elevator, and lt
io girl was there. He walked down ; r
?ix flights. His office was in a factory. |
[Ie called for his stenographer and|i
found that she also, had just gone j i
lome. He changed his mind, needless!)
There are a thousand and one big
questions that need to be settled in
this bustling time, and some of us
have caught the spirit of one and
?onie of another,-and "very one rcan
learn from his ne 1 "?r a new i
thought. The women o ri..'rica need
rhe ballot, but Wore than thai-vast-j
ly more, America and th:? ballot need
women-their hearts and their heads, j
Our country is looking though a glass ;
darkly. Let us clear the mist from j
our eyes and work together, hand and j
heart, on a new and greater to-mor- j
row. "T?gether wa stand; divided we 1
' Florence Mims.
The Best i'ij Club Record, j
Zola Walker, daughter of J .F. j
Walker. Edgefield, Route 2. has made (
ihe best show of any of the pig club j
members in the County, and second '
best of all in the State. Below is the j
story of her good work.
"At first I was undecided which to
enter, the feeding or suv and litter
? class, but I finally decided upon the
'latter, and -am very much pleased
with my judgment, io- now in place j
of only one hog I have a beautiful
J sow and a perfectly lovely litter of
pigs. The Bank of Edgefield first pur
chased our pigs and then sold them
to the boys and girls of the pig club,
lat cost. We got our pigs lots cheaper
?than we would have otherwise.
I have always loved the name of
Cloepatra and, too, she was my fa
vorite queen in Ancient History, so I
nrmed my hog Queen Cleopatra. The
jDuroc Jersey, I think, is the prettiest
of all breeds and is the most popular
in this community, so I selected what
I thought to be the prettiest and most
popular type of hog.
Green feeds are important in rais
ing sow and litter of pigs. It keeps
them healthy and in good growing
j condition. It makes them shed off,
have a good appetite, fatten and
?grow more than anything else, and
i besides it reduces the cost of produc
tion. I fed my sow all the waste and
slop from the kitchen and table. Now
I don't mean all of it, but about half
for my brother andi both are in the
pig club, so Mother divided the slop,
waste and milk between us. At first
my '"Queenie" wouldn't drink much
water, but I kept it in a clean trough
before her all the time. So gradually
she began to drink z. good deal. My
little pigs would come to the trough
and drink when they were hardly a
We had, I suppose what you call
platform scales. I put Queenie in a
crate and placed the crate upon "the
scales, so in this way I weighed my
sow. My little pigs wore very gentle,
so I caught them one by one and put
them in a sack and weighed them
I did not feed my sow very much
at farrowing time because most tvery
one cautioned me about having her
too fat. Nor, for the first week after
farrowing did I feed her much. But
after the first week ? added to the
warm milk and slop I had been feed
ing her, fine -Feed, corn and other
Before weaning, I fed my litter i
ivarm milk and slop, but after wean?
ng I added wheat shorts, corn meal
ind other foods of this kind. I fed
ny sow and litter, morning, noon and
light. I gave my sow about three ]
r?lions of slop and milk with about
i pound of shorts (fine feed) and 1
:orn. I ga-e my pigs about the same, i
The time I gave to my hog was
nosily spent in brushing, petting and 1
aiking to her. At farrowing time she j
vas very gentle. She always knew me
rom any of the other members of 1
if my family, and would come run- I
ling to meet me' with all her little
figs toddling behind. I have often 5
old my mother that ' Queenie" had j
ense. She seemed almost human. I
Mr. Stokes came to see me and jr
old me'how to care for my sow and
"-^^^w^tewar t,xamj L.also^ f
irork for my country next yeai ?? , j
aising numbers of pigs to feed our
toys and allies. The old proverb tells i
is "Every little helps," so I am doing j
ny best. L
To make a good pig club boy or
jirl it takes a good, lively person who
s not afraid of work, and one that
eves animals and will care for them I
is they should bc." r
John L. Holsen Writes from
January 5, 1919.
I am redling splendid to-day. Had ;
1 real dinner. Thc people 1 am stay- ?
ing with are good to me. Sergeant '.
Taggart and myself room together!
un.I yesterday the lady of the house j
said she was going to cook us a din
ner for to-day, and we had just what
it takes to go with a good dinner,
plenty of good wine, and after dinner
a ii. S. cigar, and the best of all we
had a good looking girl to wait on us.
She is about sixteen.
Just, before we .started to eat, we
took a picture of thc table and the
big four around it and ;he pretty girl
aiso in the picture. This was the best 1
dinner I had since I lett home. She
fried chicken, and I will not mention
everything else, but it was everything
good you could think of. We had a
nice table in our room. There were
only four of us at the table. Ser
geant Taggart, Cook Clarke, Phil
Cruer, two good friends of the Ser
geant and myself, of course I was
there. I will send you a picture as
soon as we get them made. I know
they are going to be go )d, so you see
we are having a real gc od time, even
if we are in Germany. I enjoyed it all
so much I had to write to you about
it, and the good part was, the dinner
was free. The lady wouldn't take "a
penny for it. We gava her twenty
marks anyway, $2.50.
I heard to-day the 3rd Ammunition
Train would soon come home. I do
not know how true it is, but I hope it
is so, as I want to see you all again.
I sent you my picture some time ago.
How did you like it? I am also mail
ing you to-day "The Stars and
Stripes" thinking you may find some
thing in them you would like to read.
Write the old boy a long letter
Your loving, son,
John L. Holson.
RED OAK GROVE.
Clyde Dorn Returned. New
Autos Bought. Red Oak
Grove School Re-opens.
We are sorry to hear of tho illness
of Mr. Will Whatley and hope he
will be himself again soon.
Miss Anna Belle Saunders who is
teacher of the Red Oak Grove school
number 2, has returned to her duties
after recovering from influenza.
Mr. Clyde Dorn is now back in the
States after serving his country for
sixteen months. We are all anxious to
see lus feet as we understand he was
wounded in his toes.
Mr. ard Mrs. L. M. Dorn and Miss
es Ellie Dorn and Anna Belle Saun
ders motored to Augusta on last Sat
urday to see "Watch Your Step."
We are so glad to hear of Miss
Maggie Mae Roberson, teacher ofv
the Choty school being back at the
home of Mrs. Eulie Dorn.
Mr. J. B. Dorm has been spending
the week-end with his sister, Mrs.
G. P. Parkman of Choty, and he ex
pects to visit Augusta next week.
Mr. T. J. Dorn purchased a very
!ine Kentucky mare from Mr. G. L.
Mr. T. J. Dorn has also improved
lis place by building a new garage
'cr his expected new Dodge.
Mrs. Sallie Wood and her son, Mr.
CVill Cul lum of Columbia are the
guests of Mrs. G. L. Dorn.
Mrs. Nan E. Schmidt will make
1er home with Mr.-and Mrs. G. M.
)orn after next week.
Mr. Charlie Hammond was in Au
rusta. Saturday on business.
Hon. G. D. Minis has -finished a
leautiful bungalow right near, his old
Miss Ruby Dorn has as her guest
or the week-end, Mr. Thayler Paries
dy clear r ??LUCI .
I will write you a few liites to let
nfw,: ay no W.i p
ron all know that I am well. Every
bing is quiet over here now, but I
;hought one time I would never see
I was.in the last battle, and as we
vent under the German gun fire, it
voitld make me think of home. ? can
tell you beti cr when I see you. I do
noe know when I will get home, nope
it will not be long!
Write and let me know if Jim got
through. The weather is cold over
?ure: now. Tell Uncle Bud, George
DeLa'ught?r is well. .He and i ara
still together. I received your la * let-,
ter and was very glad Jo hear from
Your loving son,
T. H. Burdett.
January IC, 1919.
My dear cousin:
1 wiil write you a few lines to-night
to let you hear from me.
George De Laughter got your letter
to-day and he was glad to hear from
you.and to know that evreybody is
doing ail right. He and 1 were sorry
to hear about John moving. Every
thing wili change so it wont s-3cni like
home when we get there, and you
don't know how bad we want tu get
home once more and I think wo will
? Say, how did Peck like the army?
Tell him I was glad to hear li . had
[been discharged. Tell him to get
?France oft' his mind. We will tell him
about it when we get home..
You asked George if he had been
in battle. You should say he was if
you had been in the place we were.
The morning of November ll, the
big shells falling around us, we were
on the Verdun front and we saw a
sight for about twenty-four hours,
but neither one of us got hurt, I am
proud to say.
Don't worry about us for we will
take care of ourselves. Tell .Mother
to let me know about Jim. I sent the
allotment a few days ago.
Your loving cousin,
White Leghorn Eggs for sale at
$1.00 for setting of fifteen.
L. C. Parker & Co.