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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1919
Many Store Windows Decorat
ed Unique Game of Base
ball. Death of Mrs. Mc
In order to raise funds to purchase
a curtain for the stage of the High
Sehool auditorium, the faculty of the
school and some ?of the high school
pupils erossed bats on the diamond
near the school building on Friday
afternoon The two teams came on
in procession, the faculty being in
white and black and the players were
Misses Antoinette Denny, Gertrude
Strother, Mildred Abrams, Ella Ja
cobs, Helen Lewis, Katherine Carl
ington and Margaret Holland, and
Prof. W. F. Scott and Prof. Stanton
Lott. Their style of entry was amus
ing, two of the teachers drawing the
"littlest" teacher, Miss Holland, on a
little red wagon as she held the bat.
The high schooi players were in red
and white and made a gay spot on the
field, these being Misses Aline and
Annie Mae Reames, Pearl and Grace
Witt, Edith Wright, Minnie West
moreland, Ruth Harris, Emma Ready,
Loise Boyd and Bennie Barnes. The
score resulted in a score of 9 to 6 in
favor of the faculty. The game was a
very amusing one and the batting and
pitching of the balls at times brought
forth much laughter but nevertheless
all did real well, under the circum
stances. Since Messrs. Scott and Lott
were professional players, their eff
orts were not counted to the credit of
the score. Dr. J. A. Dobey was umpire
for the game. Corn and Maxwell's
Drug store offered $3.00 toward the
purchase of the curtain to any of the
girls making a home run, and the
People Drug Co. offered ?1.00 for the
same, but none were ever able to ac
A German helmet has been offered
to the merchant who has the best dec
orated window, in advertisement of
the Liberty loan drive.. Among the
windows most attractive are those in
the stores of Norris Millinery Co., Mr.
David Howard, Mr. Alvin Owdom and
Mr. J. Neil Lott. The windows are
very patriotic in their decorations
and each one deserves a helmet.
Miss Helen Lewis entertained the
faculty of the high school on Thurs
day evening with a delightful tea,,
which was. given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Howard Payne.
Mrs. Brannon of Spartanburg is
visitng in the home of her father, Mr.
J. P. Hart.
Mrs. O. D. Black and Mrs. J H.
White attended the State U. D. C.
convention last week in Darlington.
Mrs. Slack was 4th vice president,
but this year was made 2nd vice pres
Mrs. Lucy McLenna died at her
home here on Saturday after a week's
illness of pneumonia. Mrs. McLenna
had reached an advanced age, and
with other serious complications her
body was unable to resist the disease.
She was the wife of Mr. E. N. McLen
na, the first editor of a Johnston pa
per, "The Monitor,' and they were
among the earliest residents of the
town. They had three children, Mrs.
George Wright, wife of Rev. George
Wright and Miss Clara McLenna, who
both died many years ago. An only
son, Mr. W. Alvin McLenna of Waldo
Fla., survives her, besides a number
of grandchildren. An only sister, Mrs.
Crouch of Batesburg and a brother,
Mr. Gardner of Wagener, are left.
Mrs. McLenna was a beautiful Chris
tian character, was quiet and gentle,
and was held in warm affection by a
large circle of friends here. She was
a member of the Baptist church and
as long as her health permitted, was
always found in her accustomed pew.
She will be greatly missed in the town
of Johnston where she resided
for so many years. The funeral serv
ices were conducted on Sunday after
noon by Rev. W. S. Brooke, and the
body was laid tenderly beside the
grave of her husband. Many beauti
ful flowers covered her bier.
Rev. H. B. White of Saluda, filled
the pulpit of the Baptist church on
Sunday morning in the absence of
Rev. Brcoke who is still working for
the Educational Campaign fund. Ev
ery one was delighted to hear Mr.
White and enjoyed his discourse.
Miss Orlena Cartledge entertained
the Pi Tau club on Wednesday after
noon in a very happy manner and the
presence of Mrs. I. T. Welling of Dar
lington, a former member, gave much
pleasure to all. After an hour of past
time and music, a dainty salad courss
Miss Katherine Carlington spent
the week-end at her home in New
Johnstom is well represented this
week at the State Federation, at Win
throp College, those going are Miss
Clara Sawyer and Mrs. H. D. Grant
of the New Century club; Miss Zena
Payne and Mrs. C. P. Corn of the Mu
sic club and Mrs. O. D. Black and
Mrs. J. H. White.
Little Annie Lamar, the three year
old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis
happened to a painful accident last
Thursday. A vessel of scalding water
was on a low table and the little one,
in some way reached it and poured
part of the contents over on her. The
scald was a very bad one on the little
body, but her injuries were not se
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts has returned
from Tennille, Ga., and her friends
will be glad to know that she is im
Mrs. Harriet Kenney has been vis
iting relatives in Edgefield.
Mrs. Coleman and Miss Ruth Cole
man of Aiken, are guests of Mrs. W.
Miss Eula Boyd will arrive soon
to make her home with the family of
Mr. F. M. Boyd. During her girlhood
she attended school here and there
are many friends who will welcome
Misses Heyward and Carlington
were hostesses for the Apollo Music
club held last Tuesday in the home
of Mrs. J. A. Dobey. There was a
good attendance, and several visitors.
The club voted to contribute to the
scholarship funds that were to be dis
cussed at the coming Federation.,The
resolutions sent out to all clubs to
the effect that nothing of German
manufacture would v
were endorsed. Th
asked to bring topic .
at next meeting.
Officers were e; tor che coni
mg year, the i
elcted: Miss Zen:
Mrs. C. P. Corn, io* .ice-president;
Mrs. J. W. Marsh, corresponding sec
retary; Miss Emma Bouknight, re
cording secretary; Miss Clara Sawyer
critic; Miss Antoinette Denny, treas
urer; Mrs. T. R. Hoyt having served
two years, and Mrs. W. F. Scott was
?lected parliamentarian to succeed
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher. Mrs. Mims Wal
ker was elected 2nd vice-president to
fill the place of Miss Gertrude
A splendid program with Poland as
subject, was led by Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
rhe music was that of Polish compo
A tempting salad course, with iced
tea was served.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey are at
home from Augusta where their son,
James Nixon, was under treatment
at the hospital, having had his ton
There is a joke on one of the farm
ers here who is still holding cotton,
that is told by one of the drug store
clerks. The said farmer talks and
thinks of cotton daily. He went to
the fount to get a drink but did not
wish any ice in it. He said, "Fix me
up a grape juice, but do not put any
cotton in it."
Memorial Day will be observed
aere by the U. D. C. on Sunday, May
llth, instead of the 10th. In the af
ternoon a memorial 6trmon will be
preached by Rev. David Kellar at the
Methodist church. It is hoped that
?very veteran who can, will attend
Everyone is delighted to know that
Mr. Joe Jacobs will arrive in about
\ week, after an absence of two
fears. Mr. Jacobs held an office of
?igh honor whHe in China.
Dr. G. D. Walker attended the
State Medical Association held in
florence recently, and also attended
;he general meeting held in New Or
How is Your Complexion?
A woman should grow more beau
iful as she grows older and she will
vith due regard to baths, diet and ex
>rcise, and by keeping her liver and
>owels in good working order. If you
ire haggard and yellow, your eyes
osing their lustre and whites becom
ng yellowish, your flesh flabby, it
nay be due to indigestion or to a
iluggish liver. Chamberlain's Tablets
:orrect these disorders.
W. C. T. U. Meeting at Baptist
Sunday evening the Baptist church
?was crowded with friends of the tem
perance cause to participate in the
meeting in the interest of prohibition
arranged by the Edgefield W. C. T.
U. Our people of the county are get
ting closer and closer together as a
county unit, and Edgefield rarely ar
ranges a program of a general na
ture that the friends of Johnston,
Trenton, Harmony, Philippi and the
surrounding churches are not invited
On this occasion, the Johnston or
chestra very generously came over
and aided most delightfully in the
music. Little Miss Inez Rhoden of
Johnston who had recently won a sil
ver medal in song, came over on in
vitation and gave this selection "An
gry Words, O let them Never," with
piano accompaniment by Miss Antoi
nette Denny. A quartette, "Brighter
Days are Coming" was sung by Ju
lian Mims, Edwin Rives, Dixon Tim
merman and Robert Ouzts.
Mr. F. M. Boyd sang that splendid
selection, The Battle Song," and the
chorus was sung by the 48 young la
dies and girls representing the rati
fied states, these singing the first two
verses behind the scenes and later
marching through the chruch singing
the last verse. Each one was dressed
in white with the names of the states
which had ratified the prohibition a
mendment across their breasts. The
three states which have not ratified,
Connecticut, Rhode Island and New
Jersey were dressed in black, carry
ing black umbrellas with the names
of these states written across them.
The young ladies who represented
these were Misses Margaret Madden,
Mattie Saunders and Thelma Jack
The Victory song which has been
t-Un riotirmal rnnVPntionS for
5. Garw?e >}? e*;M)? .*. . ? f tha ?sc:
tn--. aX?u?t P -o .\*> .!.
T's.-? sermon WHS r-s'oachcv: by Le..
::. G. T v as..r was full of thought
hurry the burial of John Barleycorn.
Rev. A. L. Gunter read the scrip
tures and Rev. P. P. Blalock led in
prayer. A collection for the Jubilee
fund was taken and the Jubilee cho
rus given by the choir.
Several beautiful selections were
rendered by the orchestra. Miss
Miriam Norris was organist for the
An Appeal to the Colored Peo
Will you allow me space in your
paper to appeal to the Colored Minis
ters of Edgefield County?
Dear Brethren :
The government is calling upon her
people for another and final Loan. I
hope you'll impress upon our people
to discharge their duty in this matter.
Then we will be able to say that we
were LOYAL from start to finish.
A. W. Simpkins.
April 30th, 1919.
South Carolina is particularly for
tunate to get three tanks to be taken
en tour over the State that the peo
ple may see the workings of the
"whippets" that broke the morale of
the German army. There has been so
much of romance and of mystery a
bout these great crawling fortresses
that the people have a great curiosity
to see them.
These tanks will cover the entire
State, beginning Columbia, Charles
ton and Greenvlle. The sergeants in
charge are Blankenship of Richmond,
Va., at Greenville; Wells of Michi
gan at Charleston and Young of New
York State and Landis of Cleveland,
Ohio, in Columbia. Landis is a smooth
faced chap who has a very pleasant
smile, but he was 20 months in for
eign activities, and saw a whole lot
of ups and downs in the tanks. His
tank served at different times with
six combat divisions and he was in
the Argonne Woods fighting for two
These young men who have seen
so many wonderful things on battle
fields in France will accompany the
tanks and demonstrate them.
R?solutions on the Death of
Mrs. L. D. Holmes.
On the 27th of March 1919, our
entire community was saddened when
the'death angel carried to the sweet
beyond, our dear sister and co-work
er, Mrs. L. D. Holmes.
When Mr. and Mrs. Holmes were
first, married, Mrs. C. F. Pechman and
Mrs. T R. Denny of Johnston c?me to
Philippi and organized a Loyal Tem
perance Legion and we elected Mrs.
Anni -Belle Holmes as leader. She
was true and loyal to her class until
her ?health failed and she had to give
up lier work she loved so well. Later
she was elected treasurer of the mis
son Society which she also served
At her death she was correspond
ing 'secretar^ of 1 a W. C. T. U. tb
which she V/as tr id faithful as
well-as to the caus. nis organization
represented and which she loved so
As an appreciation of her life and
work, we the members of the Philippi
Baptist church, missionary society
and W. C. T. U. offer the following
1st. That we bow in humble sub
mission to the divine Providence and
return thanks to God for the noble
life and example she left us of faith,
patience and loving service.
2n0. That we cherish her memory,
as one following closely in the foot
5tepsvof her Lord, doing all the good
she could in her own home and fam
ily civcle as well as in all the commu
nity, How we all loved Mrs. Anna
3rd. That we extend to the be
reaved husband, mother, brother and
sister^ our sincere sympathy in their
overwhelming sorrow, with the pray
ers that our Heavenly Father who
took their loved one to Himself will
sust? in them, and the dear loved ones
1 ?v:i/ir<?Ti in this dark hour.
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Mrs. Mary Cullum,
Mrs. Anna Derrick,
Mrs. Mattie Claxton,
Mrs. Maude Scott,
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. J. T. Mims.
Whereas in God's wisdom He has
seen fit to remove from our midst our
beloved sister and friend, Mrs Kate
Hill Mims, we the members of the
Woman's Missionary Society of the
Edgefield Methodist church wish to
express our sense of loss in her death.
That while we bow in humble sub
mission to the will of Him "who doeth
all things well," we greatly miss her,
and hold in grateful remembrance
the service she rendered for the Mas
ter's cause. Be it resolved therefore
That we extend to her loved ones
our deepest sympathy in their be
Mrs. A. L. Gunter,
Mrs. L. P. Smith,
Mrs. J. G. Edwards,
Scenes From Camp Jackson
and Tilloloy Slides.
Thursday evening in the Opera
House, the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution gave a very enjoyable
entertainment a part of which was an
unexpected addition to the program
in the scenes from Camp Jackson by
the fourteen members of the Glee
Club who had come over for the af
ternoon Victory Loan meeting in the
The opening number was an array
of little boys and girls with flags who
sang "Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean," and then little Margaret
Lyon sang:, "Buy a Bond" for the
Baby," which was loudly applauded
and highly apupreciated by the audi
Then came an hour of entertain
ment by the Glee Club from Camp
Jackson, in music, choruses and tab
leaux which was highly entertaining
from beginning to end.
Rev. A. L. Gunter was master of
ceremonies, and at the close of the
comedy, announced that Miss Annie
Clisby would give the story of Til
loloy, which she did just previous to
the display of the pictures, making
very clear the location and previous
and present condition of this village
in Picardy, and the part the D. A. R.
is doing in its reconstruction, thus
giving an added pleasure to the
scenes as they appeared on the
Mr. Gunter gave the explanation
of each picture as they appeared, and
each gave a glimpse of what the dev
astation by the Hun has done for this
and many other towns and cities of
About $65 was taken in at the
The young soldiers were entertain
ed in the following homes: Mrs. J. R.
Cantelou, Mrs. E C. Bailey, Mrs. W.
C. Tompkins, Mrs. C. M. DeLoach,
Mrs. B. L. Mims, Miss Elizabeth
Rainsford, Mrs. A. A. Woodson, Mrs.
A. S. Tompkins, and their stay was
Great Woman Speaker to be at
Monday, May 12, Mrs. Deborah
Knox Livingstone of Bangor, Maine,
will speak at Johnston in the interest
of temperance and prohibition. All
unions in Edgefield county and Salu
da are invitd to attend and hear Mrs.
Livingstone speak. She is one of the
most charming of all the many charm
ing women in the ranks of the Wo
'man's Christian Temperance Union,
i There will be a convention of the
?Edgefield and Saluda county unions
?at this time at Johnston. Let all lo
jcal unions in Edgefield county bear
?this meeting in mind and be prepar
ing to attend this great occasion at
I Mrs. Livingstone is an ideal speak
er, and is one of the most distinguish
ed women of the many W. C. T. U.
platform speakers. She will be in our
State for four days, visiting Aiken
just previous to her visit to John
ston. Further notice will be given
? Lo J *0i"
have just hcaru thai i he '. i1 ic
..." :- credited with tiaV'ni:
I the merchanaise uacu ... ?isfiaj .
?our merchants. This is a mistake. We
have no such powers, and nothing
?could have been further from our
?minds. Certainly there never has been
jany such instuctions sent out from
I the League, nor any mention of a de
sire to have such an order passed. We
?have often expressed indvidually, a
?desire that our streets might be bet
ter kept and each year we ask the co
-operation of both merchants, and
council in our clean up week, but at
no time have we ventured beyond
the premises of those who have joined
the contests from year to year. We
regret to find this report very widely
credited. If .our friends would stop to
think they would realize that we have
no such authority, and if every wo
man in our community belonged to
the League it would be an easy mat
ter to correct this without using your
valuable space for this.
And now for an explanation. From
time to time we have requests like
this to come to us: "Can't you Civic
Leaguers prevail upon the council to
oil the street from the square to the
depot?" "Why don't you Civic
League members use your influence
and stop this mutilation of our shade
trees?" "Can't the Civic League have
some sort of chicken law passed?"
"Why don't the Civic League have
the Court House cleaned up?"
These are samples of requests that
come to us. Now, while we would be
glad to assist along these lines, and
many others, we could hardly be
wthin our bounds and the council and
county officials might very properly
remind us to attend to our own busi
There is much that we can do
there is great room for improvement,
and much to be done in laying the
foundations for Greater Edgefield It
will take the co-operation of every
citizen regardless of color or sex, to
complete the job creditably, and the
Civic League is no slacker.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Pres.
FOR SALE: White peas for plant
E. S. JOHNSON,
Edgefield, S. C.
MAJOR BUNCH KILLED.
Prominent Clarks Hill (S. C.)
Officer Loses Life Shortly
After Landing at
Information has been -wired to his
father, Dr. G. A. Bunch, at Clarks
Hill, S. C., that his son, Major H. E.
Bunch, of the medical officers Re
serve Corps, Rainbow Division, was
killed in an automobile accident yes
terday. The accident occurred Satur
day. Death resulted Sunday morning
at 8 o'clock, the skull having been
From the meagre details at hand, it
appears that Major Bunch, with oth
er officers, was making the trip from
the landing doc* at Hoboken to Camp
Merritt, N. J., when the accident hap
Major Bunch was very well known
in Augusta especially among the med
ical fraternity. He graduated at the
Medical College here about five years
ago. He was about 23 years of age.
He is recalled as one of the finest
of young men, who had well equip
ped himself in his profession and he
was a physician of great promise.
Major Bunch went overseas before
the United States entered the world
war, being an early volunteer. He be
gan service in the French army and
was transferred to the Rainbow Divi
sion when that organization reached
He has been in the midst of the
most bitter of the fighting. At one
time he was gassed very severely. He
has had remarkable escape after re
markable escape. In one engagement
a portion of his clothing was shot
from his body. Shells have slain men
standing next to him on more occa
sions than one.
That he should have so courage
ously gone through the war ann"
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ttl ?< ?y y - v- h L dttSfe doubly
.:M\ ' . .?.; -?V Of T!:..'!;- 1 .rO." H?
.was rar rttrd deeply esteemed
throughout this section.
;- Vitrwsta Chronicle.
I Camp Merritt, N. J., April 27.
?Major H. E. Bunch of South Caroli
na, a medical officer attached to the
'168th Infantry, who recently return
led from service overseas, and Private
j Joseph Phillips, a Texan, attached to
the casual battalion here, died at the
?base hospital today of injuries re
ceived Friday night when two jitneys
collided near the reservation. The
death list now numbers six.
After an autopsy, performed today
County Physician Ogden expressed
? the belief that the two drivers, arrest
Jed after the accident, were going at
150 miles an hour.
Honor Roll of Red Hill Graded
(Month ending April 18, 1919.)
Eileen Quarks, Mary Strom, Mack
Brown, Ruth Burton.
Alma Johnson, Cathleen Prince,
Pauline Quarles, Lillian Quarles.
Jeter Kesterson, Ernest Quarles,
Fannie Belle Prince, Helen Stone,
Addie Belle Johnson, Mattie Belle
Mathis, Napoleon Kesterson.
Addie Sue McLendon.
Minnie Belle Bailey, Emmie Bur
ton, Gladys Burton, Jennie McDaniel,
Maggie Quarles, Ellen Quarles,
Carrie Mae Johnson, Martha Mc
Cathleen Prince, Helen Stone,
Fannie Belle Prince, Ansel McLen
don, Willie Mae Burton, Minnie Belle
Bailey, Myrtis McLendon, Addie Sue
McLendon, Robert Stone, Maud
Smith, Lavina Smith.
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
bred. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
To buy 200 bushels of charcoal.
E. W. Samuel.