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EDGEFIELD,^S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1919
Red Cross Workers Meet. De
lightful Surprise for Mrs.
Smith. U. D. C. Ladies
An executive meeting of the Red
Cross chapter was had on last Mon
day afternoon in the home of Mrs.
Mamie Huiet and at the time, a sum
mary of the year's work was given.
This was a splendid report and all
felt proud of it and glad that so much
had been accomplished.
The treasurer reported on hand,
$478.95, and in the Junior Red Cross
treasury was $106.00.
The chief work that the chapter
has recently been engaged in was the
making of 130 aprons for the desti
tute across seas.
A beautiful work that this chapter
will do is the adopting of a French
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn were
visitors here last week in the home of
Mr. J.-A. Lott.
Mrs. W. D. Ouzts has returned
from a visit to Sumter.
Miss Cleo Attaway, of Saluda, has
been the guest of Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Miss Frances Turner visited Miss
Gladys Padgett in Edgfield last week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Crouch enter
tained with a delightful dining Thurs
day, in honor of their pastor, Rev.
Kellar and his family.
Mrs. W. W. Satcher, of North Au
gusta has been for a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. Pope Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Perry, of Blairs
are visiting Mrs. Alice Cox. L
Mrs. Grace Crouch has gone to
Mullins where she will probably make
her home with her father, Mr. Gus
Master Dawson Walker entertain
ed a number of his friends last Fri
day afternoon in a very happy man
ner, the occasion being his birthday.
On last Friday, the children of
Mrs. J. L. Smith gave her a pleasant
surprise, the day being her birthday.
She was invited out to the home of
her son, Mr. Erwin Smith, and upon
her arrival fmnd all her family, and
her fath r, Rev. Malon Padgett. The
day was greatly enjoyed, and it was
a source of joy to the mother to be
remembered by the loving attentions
of the day.
George Washington's birthday was
observed at the High School on Sat
urday morning and an appropriate
and very enjoyable exercise of a
half hour was had. From the first
grade came little George and Mar
tha Washington in full costume of
Revolutionary day, and charmed all
with the part they played.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, D.
of C., met in the home of Mrs. F. M.
Boyd on Thursday afternoon and
owing to the absence of Mrs. M. T.
Turner, Mrs. J. H. White conducted
The members were all glad to re
sume activities after a cessation of
meetings since October, and to wel
come three new members, Mrs. James
Tompkins, Miss Margaret Holland
and Mrs. Rhoden.
All reports of officers and commit
tees showed continued good work a
long each line.
The social service committee had
been busy, for there had been sick
veterans and others to bring good
cheer to, and a basketof fruit was to
be sent the next day to Veteran Whit
lock, who is sick at this time.
Mrs. O. D. Black, state vice-presi
dent, told of the executive meeting
held in Columbia.
The chapter decided to adopt a
French orphan as one feature of its
work for 1919.
The Children of the Confederacy
have $17.50 in the treasury, and they
reported that this wc:1 a be given to
the French orphan fund, and if they
could do so, would increase the a
mount sufficient to support an orphan
Misses Holland and Abrams are
leaders of the C. of C.
Plans were made for Memorial
Day and also for the observance cf
the 22nd aniversary of the organiza
tion of the chapter, March 28.
The next meeting will be the sec
ond Thursday in March, as on the
first Thursday, the observance of the
Week of Prayer by the Mission So
cieties will be in progress, and no
meeting of the D. of C. has ever been
held that might conflict with church
The sportsmen of the town are en- j
joying dove shooting and several
parties have gone out in the carly
hours of the morning to the farm of
Maj. F. M. Warren, and one morning
bagged 100 doves.
Mesdames W. F. Scott and W. E.
Lagrone were hostesses for the New
Century Club on Wednesday after
noon, the meeting being in the home
of the latter. Miss Clara Sawyer pre
One of the chief things to occupy
the attention of the club is the fight
against illiteracy, and the State Fed
eration is raising funds by club con
tributions to aid in waging the war
against this dreadful state of affairs.
This club will do its part financially, I
in this movement, and a committee
was appointed to interview the Coun
The Illiteracy Commission of
South Carolina is composed of:
Patterson Wardlaw, Chairman; Hon.
J. E. Swearingen, G. D. Brown, S. H.
Edmunds, Dr. C. E. Burts, Mrs. J. L.
Coker, Miss Mabel Montgomery and
Miss Will Lou Gray, Field Worker.
In Home Economics,"a letter from
State Chairman, Miss Mulligan, was
read, asking for receipts for print.
It was decided not to observe Reci
procity Day this year, as the general
condition of affairs had been so ab
normal, and such prompted the nega
tive reply to State President, asking
if the clubs of the cown would enter
tain the State Federation this spring.
Two new members were received,
Mesdames Olin Eidson and Kellar.
The programme followed the busi
ness, the subject being "Woman's
part in the War Work." Music was
Thc hostesses served a dainty
silad course with coffee.
Miss Maud Wright will go to f.he
University Hospital next week for a
Mr. Powell Harrison has returned
to Ohio where he is in government
service. He spent the week here with
his mother in the home of Mr. B. T.
Woman's Christian Temper
On Monday afternoon at 3:30,
there will be a meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
with Mrs. E. J. Norris.
At this time plans will be laid for
raising Edgefield's quota on the great
enlargement programme of the W. C. I
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman will read a \
letter just received from Madame
Olivier of Finist?re, France, the
mother of our French orphan, Marie
Olivier, and the little girl's picture
and the street in which she lives has
also reached us.
Vocal solo, "The Americans Come"
Miss Miriam Norris.
Life sketch of Mrs. Lillian M. N.
Stevens, second president of the
national W. C. T. U. will be read by
Mrs. R. G. Lee.
All whose subscriptions to the
Union Signal have expired or who ',
wish to become a subscriber as a
birthday ?rift to the memory of Mrs.
Stevens are asked to bring it on this I
occasion to Mi's. Cogburn.
Piano solo, "Scarf Dance," France's i
Collection for the French orphan
will be taken.
We hope very much that each mern
ber who reads this notice and any
who wish to become a member and
help us to teach the value of individ
ual total abstinence and world pro
hibition, will come to this meeting.
You will be cordially received in one
of Edgefield's happiest and most hos
pitable homes-a model of what
many thousands of homes would be
were it not for the evil of strong
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Cemetery Association Organi
At the recent meeting of the new
cemetery association, the following
officers were elected: President, B.
Cantelou; Vice-president, A. S.
Tompkins: Secretary and Treasurer,
A. H. Corley. Board of Directors:
J. W. Stewart, B. Cantelou, J. W.
Thurmond, A. H. Corley, A. S. Tomp
kins, W. H. Harling and Geo. W.
A committee to locate the site of
the new cemetery, to comprise ten
acres, are B. Cantelou, J. W. Stew
art and A. H. Corley.
Some Historic Churches of
Boston has so many old places of
interest, the very ground around
them seeming hallowed. I had the
pleasure of attending services in the
King's Chapel. The first building was
erected in 1686, and this was the first
Episcopalian church in Boston. Later,
in 1749, this building was replaced by
a different structure, and the church
is now Unitarian.
The interior was very quaint with
its rows of Corinthian arches, and the
old fashioned pews with doors that
let you enter and then were closed af
ter you, like numbered cells, except
that they were very comfortable. The
stained glass windows harmonized
with the red anc/white of the arches,
j pews and statues. The venerable min
ister seemed to belong in this quaint,
old place, and his kind face fitted
his subject, "Peace."
From this church I went to see the
Old South Meeting House, now no
longer used as a church, but as a
show place of supreme historic in
terest, built in 1749. "Here were held ?
thc town meetings that ushered in the I
Revolution." Here John Adams and !
James Otis exhorted. The land on j
which the old South Meeting House ?
is built was granted to John Win- !
throp. "In this house on November ;
29. 1773, a meeting of five thousand j
citizens resolved that the tea should
not be landed, and in this house on j
December 1G, 1773, a meeting of j
several thousand citizens sat 'till af- j
ter candle light. At the doors of the j
church the war-whoop was raised, the j
citizens disguised as savages led the ?
way to the tea-ship and the tea was
The interior is now a museum, con
taining every imaginable Revolution
ary relic, the autographs of LaFay
ette, Washington, Hancock and many
of the earlier presidents, various In
dian curios, rifles, a spinning wheel,
old portraits and old china used by j
the early American patriots. One of
the most unusual things was a fram
ed copy of our national anthem,
America, written in 1832 by Samuel
F. Smith himself, in his own hand.
There were specimens of all sorts of.
money, of different times in the na-?'
tion's history. The most uncommon!
ones were three and five cent paper;
Any one of the relics would be a j
subject for much admiration and'
discussion, but this building is only j
one of thc many places of Revolution j
ary interst in this cradle of Liberty.
56 Gainsboro St.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Washington birthday celebra-1
tion of the D. A. R. took place on !
Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. J. W.
Peak as hostess.
The members were met at the dcor
by Misses Elizabeth Craig and Mary
Lilly Byrd who were so like what we
supposed Martha Washington to be,
that we almost imagined we had re
turned to the past and the days Of
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, histori
an, presided over the meeting in be
half of the Regent, Mrs. Tillman, and j
read a paper prepared on the "Friend
ship of Washington ad LaFayette."
Each member responded to the roll
call with a quotation on patriotism.
Miss Annie Clisby who has been
absent for several months was cor-1
dially welcomed and was asked to
give some incidents of her visit, to
which she responded in a beautiful,
but tragic story of the heroism and
subsequent death of a young flying
lieutenant at Payne Field, Missis
The oldest recorded will found in
the Edgefield probate judge's office,
that of William Perrin, was read by
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
When the guests were seated, the
little Martha Washingtons pinned on
each a little red hatchet, the parlor ?
being tastefully decorated with flags,
on th? table a souvenir from Mt.
Vernon, a bowl of partridge berries
plucked at this historic spot, sent to
Mrs. Manly Timmons as a Christmas
Miss Sadie Mims was cordially ac
cepted as a member of the chapter as \
soon as the papers are received.
At the close of the programme, a ?
dainty salad course was served with
coffee and whipped cream.
The March meeting will be held
with Mrs. P. P. Blalock.
Lieut. Beverl M. Epes Writes
Mr. L . May.
January 28, 1919.
Dear Luke :
Here I am keeping the "Watch on
the Rhine" and the rest of the Edge
field boys are perhaps on their way j
home. It was hard to see them go j
back, without me, but I was needed ?
and expressed my desire to be sent1
here-r-so here I am.
Give the boys a good time when ,
they arrive for they certainly deserve
it They all did their part and suffer
ed the hardships without a complaint.
AU of them will return with the Divi
sion ..as far as I know, except the one
th?t'was killed and myself. You know
all Ao?t these that are wounded by 1
nOrT. Every man from Edgefield that i
I know is now wearing the Wound
Chevron, that is, all in the Thirtieth
Division, except two. This shows what
they did. If you see the Medlock boy
from Cleora, give him the glad hand
for he deserves it.
This is a beautiful city situated on
the Rhine at the mouth of the Mo- \
seilt River and famous for many !
things of interest to tourists. The an- j
nuai number of visitors each year is
supposed to be about a hundred and >
fifty thousand. - Some of the finest
pianos in the world are made here and j
people from all parts of the globe I
come here to study under the 'great,
teachers that live here The Opera
is next door to the hotel I am living 1
in and I have heard some great ones.
? expect to hear Faust to-night. The
restaurants all have wonderful or
chestras and it is a great pleasure to j
visit these places as the music is good
ana they also play lots of U. S. rag-1
Our dining room is in a hotel on ?
the Rhine and all during the meals \
we can see the ferries and steamers
flying the American flag and plying ?
their way up and down the beautiful
stream. Just across the river is a fa- j
mons old fort, located on a mountain, j
and is called the Gibraltar of the '
R^ro. It is a beautiful site and the
view from here ls magnificent..
, Give my best to the Madam and
the boy and write to me whenever |
you have the time to spare. My ad
dress at present is Assistant Attend
ing Dental Surgeon, Headquarters
Third Army, A. E. F. Remember me j
to all my friends.
Hoping to hear from you soon, !
I am .
Brave Young Aikenite.
Among those who have been re-1
commended for the distinguished j
service medal, is J. Pickens Adams, >
of North Augusta, the son of James
H. Adams, who for years has been '?
the rural mail carrier for Route 1 I
Young Adams is a Clemson Col- ?
lege boy, just 21 years old and was
trained at Parris Island. His mother
was a Miss DeLaughter, of Edgefield.
Following is the citation :
First Lieut. Janies P. Adams 7Sth
Company 6th Regiment, United
States Marine Carps. For extraordi
nary heroism in action near Blanc
Mont Ridge, France, October 3 1918,
voluntarily leading four soldiers
through a heavy barrage. Lieut.
Adams attacked and killed a machine
gun crew, which was enfilading his
company first line. His willingness,
fearlessness and great courage made
possible the cleaning out of many
more machine guns, which were hold
ing up the advance -of his company.
Home address, J. H. Adams, father,
410 West Avenue, North Augusta,
"The American's Creed."
"The American's Creed," for which
the city of Baltimore offered a prize
of $1,000 was the result of a "nation
al citizen's creed contest" approved
by President Wilson, Speaker Clark
and a host of famous Americans. The
author of the creed, who wins the
$1,000 prize, is William Tyler Page,
of Friendship Heights, Md., near
The American's Creed.
"I believe in the United States oi
America as a government of the peo
ple, by the people, for the people;
whose just powers are derived from
the consent of the governed; a de
mocracy in a republic; a sovereign
nation of many sovereign states; a
perfect union, one and inseparable;
established upon those principles of '
freedom, equality, justice and hu
manity for which American patriots
sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
"I, therefore, believe it is my duty
to my country to love jt; to support
its constitution; to obey its laws; to
respect its flag, and to defend it
against all enemies."
The creed awarded the prize was
selected from several thousand sub
mitted, because it was not only brief
but remarkably comprehensive of the
best in American ideals, history and
traditions, as expressed by the found
ers of the republic, and its greatest
statesman and writers.
William Tyler Page, the committee
on awards announced, is a descendant
of a president of the United States,
John Tyler, and a signer of the Amer
ican Declaration of Independence,
Carter Braxton. lie was born in Fred
erick, Md., the birthplace of Francis
Scott Key, and he attended the public
schools of Baltimore.
This creed is advocated by chair
man of Americanization to be taught
in the public schools of our land. One
prominent educator suggests that it
be recited every morning in school.
Another educator, in our public
schools, equally prominent, suggests
that once a week this creed should be
recited from memory, after which,
SALUTE THE FLAG. Why not the
singing of , Amer ca? Occasionally a
talk might be given by a returned sol
dier telling what our flag means when
in foreign land and on the battle
Mass Meeting at Court House.
A mass meeting was held in the
court house Saturday to discuss the
cotton situation .ind organize for the
purpose of curtailing the acreage.P.
N. Lott presided and was elected per
manent presiden; and J. G. Holland
was elected secretary. B. Harris, com
missioner of agriculture, was present
z.nd made an instructive address: He,i
and W. A. Strom, both having attend- I
ed the recent coivention at New Or
leans, gave an interesting report of
that gathering. After a further dis
cussion of the cotton' sit?ati?rrby-Ar ??
E. Padgett, J. W. Cox and J. L.Mims,
Mr. Padgett, v ho was recently ap- i
pointed county chairman, was in
structed to appo nt township commit
tees to make a thorough canvass of
the county and secure pledges from
farmers to reduce their cotton'
acreage for 191?' one-third. The meet
ing Saturday, in spite of the in
clement weather, was attended hy J
many representative farmers who j
manifested much, real interest in the
undertaking, and it is confidently be
lieved that the farmers of Edgefield
County will mal e a highly creditable
record in responding to the appeals
for a reduction in acreage of cotton
and also in making a corresponding
increase in ail i?ood crops.
Letter from John E. Agner to
January 12, 1019.
My dear Mother:
This leaves -me well. How is the i
weather over there? Herc it is cool, !
just about like American v/eather. I
sent you all three hundred francs a j
few days ago, which amounts to a-1
bout fifty-fvc dollars. I will bring
some francs home with me when 11
come, so you can see them at first
hand and I can tell you about them.
How is Brother Ed and family?
Have they all started to plowing yet?
Tell them to go ahead and prepare
the land for planting. It may bc that
I will get there in time enough to
start in with a crop. I think I will
I have been expecting a letter from
you for several days. I have taken
out $10,000 insurance on you and
Papa. How about the W. O. W.?
Some say I do not have to pay any
thing so long as I am in the army.
It has been raining and snowing
some'to-day. Give my love to Grand
pa. With much love to you and all.
Your loving son,
John E. Agner.
Rubinstein's Ten Day Sale.
See the splendid offers in Mr. J. ;
Rubenstcin's page advertisement this
week. He will make great reductions :
on all his goods, and even on the new
spring arrivals. These will all be sold
at very encouraging prices for the i
buyer. Call and see if you will not de- ]
rive great benefit from investing at 1
these splendid prices.
CAMP BRANCH NEWS.
Suprise Marriage of Miss De
Laughter and Mr. Holmes.
Soldiers Return. Sad Ac- *
cident of Mr. Boddie.
We are stiil having some pretty
weather which everyone is glad to see
and the grain looks promising, all
that didn't get killed.
Most everybody around here has
had the "flu" but am glad to say all
have recovered and no deaths except
a few among the colored people.
A goodly number attended services*
at Red Hill third Sunday morning
and enjoyed a good sermon by Rev.
Mr. Kesterson, and immediately af
ter preaching there was the marriage
of Miss Lila DeLaughter and Mr. J.
B. Holmes, .which took almost every
body by surprise, as but a few knew
of it. The bride and groom attracted
the congregation as they marched
down the aisles. She wore a beautiful
gray satin dress which was very be
coming. They received many congrat
ulations after the ceremony.
We are glad to see Mr. Jim Bur
nett back home from overseas with
his' honorable discharge. I am quite
sure he can tell you something about
France and the hard fighting he was
Mr. Charlie Morgan is also home
with his discharge. He was among his
many friends in this community last
We were sorry to hear of Mr. Joe
Boddie from Plum Branch accidently
killing himself last Saturday. He was
well known around here as he was
once a school boy at Camp Branch.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holmes and
Miss Marie Holmes spent a v<?ry
pleasant day with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
R. DeLaughter last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson, Jr.,
were glad to have with, them last Sun
day, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mathis and
their sweet little twin daughters.
We are glad to see Mr. Jim Lanier
up again after a few. days' illness.
Mr. Lanier is in his 92 year.
~ Mi-,-Jim .J3?r.nett..nnd hip. mother
were in Edgefield Monday on busi
Mrs. M. A. Bartley is visiting her
daughterr, Mrs. J. W. R. DeLaughter.
Miss Jennie McDaniel is at Mr.
Henry Bussoy's going to'school. We
miss her very much while she is away.
Miss Lola Young and her brother.
Mr. Denny Young, came through cur
community last week as agents for
the "History of the WcrlJ War," we
wish them much success.
J*!e Holloway, Colored Soldier
Writes Editor of Advertiser.
Ca nn Upton, N. Y.
February 13, 1919.
Mr. J. L. Minis,
Dear Mr. Minis:
I arrived here safe. Am al! 0. K.
Hone you are well. Am having a very
nice time up here now. Of course we
did have it hard in France, but we
are reaping the good results of it
We had a fine time in New York.
Thousands of people waited for ns to
pass yesterday and everybody treated
I do not know how long we will be
up hero, but I can say I am thar.'.ful
to greet the old U. S. A. again. 1 am
glad to say that though I am MTOUI ti
ed, I can still say it Tras for the best.
I have done my duty, and will s ion
be mustered cut and wdi come back
to my same j'ob of painting as u mL
I will be expecting to paint your
house when I get a little rest.
Jule B. Holloway
371 Inf. Med. D i. j
Dollars and Coats.
Counting it only in dollars and
cents, how much did that last cold
cost you? A man may not aiways stop
work when he has a cold, but perh< ?a
it would be better if he did. It i;akea
about ten days to get complete ;- rid
of a cold under the usual treal neut.
That time can be much shorten id by
taking Chamberlain's Cough R m iv
and proper care of yourself, in fact,
a bottle of this remedy in the Ivusa
is a mighty good investment ?.'u-.ng
the winter and spring months.*
GINNING NOTICE. If the . r'li
ar is favorable, I will gin cot i ..-ni
next Monday and Tuesday fur the
last time this season.
J. G. ALFORD.