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V0L> 84 EDGEF?ELD, S. CM JffEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1919_ NO. 10
Mother's Day Observed. Apollo
Music Club Met. W. C. T.
U. Held Their Monthly
Sunday was Mother's Day, and
everywhere people were seen wear
ing the white flower for the mother
who was gone, and the red flower for
the mother who is here to love and
Cradle Roll Day was observed on
Sunday at the Baptist church, the ex
ercises being in the auditorium as the
crowd was so large. Mrs. J. H. White
is the superintendent of this depart
ment of work in the Sunday school,
and had arranged an attractive pro
gram. There are now 84 little folks'
names on the roll, this being the 11th
anniversary. This year 38 new names
The cradle roll class gave the ex
ercise when a new name is added, and
this was very sweet and effective, as
the tiny tots sang and recited.
The birthday celebration was also
had. This day was the birthday of lit
tie William Wallace Turner, one year
old and a song was sung to celebrate
the day, and one lighted candle
placed on the cake.
The idea of having a birthday box
in this department was originated by
Mrs. Joe Wright, and at the 6th
birthday of her little Mary Alice who
died last November, she gave six pen
nies. The money from all the birth
days to go to some good cause. Little
Wallace put in a penny for his birth
The roll was called of all the 84
children, and each one was to be giv
en a carnation, Mesdames -Missouri
Lott and O. S. Wertz to pin these on.
There were 18 of the Cradle Roll
promoted to the Sunday school, these
having reached the age of four years.
These came out in black gown and
cap that the regular graduates appear
in, the salutatorian being Wallace
Clyde Derrick, the valedictorian, lit
tle Ruth Sawyer.. Mrs. L. C. Latimer,
teacher of the class, spoke a few
words to these that no doubt made a
deep impression on their little hearts.
Each one was given a Bible.
There were several recitations and
songs, and special music by the or
chestra was enjoyed.
Mrs. James Cullum, with her little
daughter who was visiting her moth
er, Mrs. Annie Harrison, had to carry
her little one to the hospital in Co
lumbia last Thursday, she grew so ilL
Everyone will be glad to know that
little Annie is thought to be better,
and the prayers are /for her speedy
Rev. W. S. Brooke, Mrs. W. J. Hatch
er, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Stevens and Mr. Jos. Ed
wards left on Tuesday to attend the
Southern Baptist Convention in At
In absence of Rev. Brooke, there
will be no preaching here on Sunday
in his pulpit.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children of Monetta have been guests
in the home of Mr. M. W. Clark.
Miss Marian Mobley is at home
from Charlotte, where she has been
Mrs. W. P. Cassells aW children
have gone to Ellenton to visit rela
Mrs. Kate Crouch has returned
from Leesville, where she has been
Mr. Walker Mobley and Miss Elise
Mobley spent Sunday in Columbia,
Mesdames W. J. Hatcher and Miss
Antoinette Denny were hostesses
for the Apollo music club on Tuesday
afternoon, the meeting being in the
home of the former.
The chief business of the meeting
was in deciding on a topic for study
for the coming year. Several subjects
were presented, a vote to be taken at
the next meeting. It was decided to
meet twice a month and have one
hostess. A splendid report of the Fed
eration at Rock Hill was given by
Mrs. C. P. Corn, the last day's busi
ness being reported by Miss Payne.
The subject for the afternoon' was
"The Music of Belgium," Mrs. Huit
Waters being leader. Later a social
while was spent which everyone en
The hostesses served pink and
white block cream with pound cake,
and bouquets of sweet peas were on
The rooms were decorated with
quantities of sweet peas and ferns.
Memorial Day, May 10th, i:
ways observed here by the D. c
and on that day the graves of the
erans "the hero soldiers with h<
of gold," were decorated with i
ers, and on the day following, a i
beautiful and appropriate Confe
ate Memorial sermon was prea
in the afternoon in the Meth<
church by the pastor, Rev David
The church chancel was decor
in red and white flowers and "1<
1865" made in red roses, was in
rear, and Wilson's picture hangin
Beautiful music was arranged
the choir and the orchestra also j
some beautiful selections.
In Rev. Kellar's sermon he pai
tribute to the Confederate sold
and to the D. of C.
The W. C. T. U. met Friday af
noon with Mrs. C. E. Graham and
though there was a heavy rain, tr
was a good attendance.
The chief business was in the fi
plans for the county meeting of
The union will again join with
the other unions in celebrating J
nie Cassady's birthday by a visit
the County Home, carrying flow
and a picnic lunch.
Reports of the departments
work were heard. Mrs. J. H. Wh:
leader of the L. T. L. now has a flo
ishing band, and one of the memb
was present and gave a report
their last^ meeting.
A communication was read fr<
Miss Anna Finnstrom, thanking 1
union for very material aid giv
the Door of Hope.
At an early date Miss McNem;
a dramatist, will visit Johnston a
present""Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabba
Patch," the union to get one half
the proceeds to replenish its treasuj
This will be during tbe early part
June, date to be announced later.
The subject for the afternoon w
'Mother's Day" and with several s
lected articles on the Jubilee Fun
The program was a very good one.'
The next meeting will be held wi1
Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne entertain?
;he Young Matrons' club on, Frida
ifternoon, and besides the member
lhere were several other friends 1
?njoy the pleasures of the afte.mooi
The rooms were fragrant wit
roses and tables were arranged fe
rook. After an animated game, bloc
:ream, in pink and white, was serve
vith pound cake and fruit cake.
Everyone enjoyed the occasion.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U. E
2., met Thursday afternoon with Mrs
If. W. Clark, Mrs. White presiding ii
ibsence of the president, Mrs M. T
Final plans for memorial day wen
nade. The graves of the soldiers o
;he '60's were to be decorated or. Sat
irday afternoon also the monumen
?rected to the memory of fallen he
.des. The Children of the Confcder
icy to assist in decorating.
The chapter was interested iii the
vork of the C. of C. under the lead
ership of Misses Holland and Abrams
This chapter is named the Angeline
3acon chapter and a framed picture
)f Col. Bacon and the son of (3ol.
md Mrs. Bacon have been given .it
The Edisto District scholarship will
ioon be vacant and this matter was
aid before the chapter, hoping that
iome pupil of the High School here
night win this.
The chapter decided to have the
mnual picnic for the veterans in
lune and committees will be appoint
?d to arrange for this.
A very interesting feature of the
meeting was the report of the recent
state convention held at Darlington,
;his being given by Mrs. J. H. White.
Sy her request, Mrs. O. D. Black,
vho was 4th state vice-president gave
1er report as read at the Convention.
Vlrs. White referred to the honor the
:hapter has-that of having the 2nd
State vice-president from it, Mrs.
Black having recently been elected
;o this office.
This chapter has the honor of lead
ng the state in historical work, and
it the convention, the banner, offered
"or such, was presented to the chap
ar. At this meeting the historian,
Vliss Zena Payne, who held the ban
?er, presented it to the chapter to
place it with its other trophies.
Miss Payne has been made histo
rian of Edisto District.
Delegates to District conference to
James F. Scott, born October 8,
1892; died October 6, 1918.
"Somewhere on the shores of Scot
land," as the Otranto went dow?r|
October 6, 1918, for James Franki
Scott, the final summons came, andi
as the homing spirit entered the gates'
ajar, Heaven's glory streamed forth;
and changed to deathless gold the.
blue of another service star.
Baptized in boyhood into Bethle
hem Baptist church, Edgefield countyj
S. C., he is now a member of Horse*]
Creek Baptist church, Screvens coun-J
ty. His life was blameless, for he liv-j
ed each day as if he knew his sunv-J
mons was coming tomorrow.
It seems like we cannot bear tok
give up dear Frank, as he was our*]
baby boy and the light of our home?
but Jesus said "Come unto me all ye:'
that are weary and heavy laden and
I will give you rest."
Our brother had many friends far<'
and near .and will be sadly missed,1
but in his home most by his devoted
loved ones. How sad it is that we can
not see his sweet face again. Still we.
believe that for him the crooked,
places are made straight and that he
is resting by the side of the still
"Our home is made desolate, all shad-'
ows are dim,
For the one that we cling to is gath
ered to Him.
We will nestle and weep on His shel
For in Jesus only is sweet rest.
The shadows shall pass and the tears
And the light and love shall ever a
Without clouds, without inexpress
We will meet thee in heaven where
there is rest, sweet rest.
A son is gone, a home bereft,
A family sad and lone;
Mother, Father and others left
.With heartstrings bleeding and torn.
More and more each day we miss
Friends may think the . wound is
healed, . . ..
But they little know the sorrow
That lies within our hearts conceal
Peaceful he your rest, dear Frank,
It is sweet to call your name!
In life we loved you dearly,
And in death 'twill be the same."
Written by his devoted sister,
Caddie M. Scott,
Mrs. Lily S. Cogburn. Making
Success at Insurance.
South Carolnia is the first state to
give us a concrete example of what a
woman can do for us in soliciting life
Many agents think that because the
company does not accept female risks
it is no use trying to interest a wo
man in an Agency Proposition. Mrs.
Lily S. Cogburn, gives the direct neg
ative to any such idea.
On the death of her husband, our
former representative, W. S. Cog
burn, she made up her mind that:she
would carry on his work as far as lay
in her power and thereupon made a
contract to represent us in her home
town. The results she has ?ccomplish
ed fully warrant her determination.
Not only has she been successful in
writing the business, but she is de
serving of every commendation for
the promptness with which the pol
icies are delivered and settlements
made of the premiums paid thereon.
We feel we are expressing the feel
ings of every member of the Agency
Force in wishing for Mrs. Cogburn
that her initial success may be con
tinued to her.-The Keystone.
Wanted-James Nelson, father of
Nixon Nelson. The Red Cross has a
check for him.
be held in Blackville, June 26, were
elected, these being Mesdames Joe
Cox and John Wright.
Mrs. F. S. Bland entertained the
members of the Pi Tau club on Wed
nesday afternoon in a very happy
manner, the honoree being Mrs. I. T.
Welling, a former member. Mrs. Oli
ver Hamilton, another former mem
ber was present and the presence of
these two was a pleasure. Sweet peas
and roses made a pretty decoration
in the home and selections from ope
ras on the victrola were enjoyed.
Rook was played, and later a dain
ty salad course with iced tea was
Fair at Kirksey.
The Four-Corner Fair Association,
organized to include the four cor
ners of Edgefield, ?Saluda, Greenwood
,and McCormick Counties, was per
fected at Kirksey on Monday, May
12. Secretary King, of the Green
wood Chamber of Commerce, Mr.
Faris imd Miss Robinson, County
?Demonstration Agents bf Greenwood,
???r. Carwile and Miss Major, County
"Demonstration Agents for Edgefield,
were present to put through the or
E' nization.'The county agents of Sa
la and McCormick will join this
J" The following were made officers :
?President, E. L. Brooks, Dyson; Sec
retary, T. M. Arrington, Kirksey;
Treasurer, J. D. Arrington, Kirksey.
There were four vice-presidents e
lected, one from each of the four
counties: Edgefield, L. H. Hamilton;
Saluda, C. L. Carson; Greenwood,
S. W. Agnew; McCormick, Jasper J.
All farmers and business men that
can reach Kirksey are urged to be
gin at once to collect a good exhibit
for this fair. This offers a great op
portunity to bring out the agricultu
ral interests of this community and
.great results are expected.
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/vV. C. f. U. Has Won Fight
$ Against Organized Liquor
Dear Advertiser: ?
j On the fourth of July, 1776, the
colonies were made free from the
??ule of Great Britan. On the first of
July, 1919, America becomes free I
from the curse of strong drink. In
this day as in that there are those |
who opposed any great change for 1
- In passing down Massachusetts I
Avenue in New York, on which the
headquarters of the W. C. T. U. are !
located, I saw this sign: "America
?won the war under local option, why
force prohibition on an unwilling peo
.'3ft,"wanted to paraphrase it in glow
????."^tters aad write: "America won
h?r part of the war in spite 'of"local
option, why not reward a willing peo
ple with prohibition?"
Through years past the great Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
has been striving "to make the world
safe for democracy," and against
them have been arrayed an army
more subtle and cunning than even
the Kaiser could have mustered, the
organized liquor forces.
In the vocabulary of these think
ing women the word "impossible" is
obsolete. They made the seemingly
impossible,, vividly possible.
King Alcohol is trembling and tot
tering because a force is against him
whose might is as the strength of ten,
because their hearts are pure.
I attended a meeting of the Young
People's Branch of the W. C. T. U:
which was held among the foreigners,
of the city. A grand gold medal con
test was held. The three contestants
were a young Italian girl and two
American men. A young lieutenant
in the aviation corps won the medal.
In the great race for victory, the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion has won over the liquor traffic,
for their goal of the organization was
to establish, and that of the liquor
traffic, to overthrow.
The golden age in America and
the world will never come until those
who oppose prohibition have learned
to value the golden dollar less than
the golden rule.
New York, May 7, 1919.
Two French Crosses of Honor.
A colored soldier of this county,
Corporal George Byrd, a son of
Ransom Byrd, who lives on the plan
tation of Mr. R. H. Nicholson, receiv
ed two crosses of honor from the
French government. Both of them
have been forwarded to him here at
Edgefield and they are now in his :
possession. Byrd was in the 92nd 1
Division which was composed almost
entirely of colored men. The follow
ing is a copy of the letter written by <
General Petain, who was in command '
of the French forces, which was sent
with one of the crosses of honor: i
"During a raid of August 9, 1918, j
while working a stokes mortar it (
slipped off its emplacement, he placed j
it between his knees in order to com- j
plete the firing in the prescribed time.
As a result of this action he became
leaf in the left- ear and shows symp- ]
Loms of the same in the right ear." j
This young negro soldier was dis
charged early in March and at once
resumed his place on the farm, fol
lowing the plow every day now. He
wears his honor worthily and sets
his fellow colored soldiers a good ex
ample by returning to the place he
filled before he was inducted into the
An Appeal For The Salvation Army
From The County Manager.
To The People of The County:
Edgefield has been allotted $1,400
to raise as her quota in the coming
Salvation Army drive, May 19th to
26th, both dates inclusive. This is
probably the smallest amount asked
by any organization which has done
such valuable service for our soldiers
both overseas and at home, and which
is now trying to continue its very ex
cellent work among certain classes
which are never to be reached in any
other way. You may ask any soldier
who has been overseas and his ans
wer will invariably be one of highest
praise for the work of the Salvation
Please keep in mind that this time
you are asked to make a gift and hot
a loan, and no matter how small your
contribution is, it will be appreciated.
You . may make your contribution in
installments or all at once and you
are requested to make a cash contri
bution if you possibly can.
Each superintendent in the county
is asked to take a collection one day
during the drive and each church is
asked to take a special offering on
May 25. On account of having been
appointed Chairman so late it is im
possible to arrange for very many
meetings, but the deeds of this organ
ization speak for it.
Mr. H. M. Reynolds has been ap
pointed Treasurer for the county and
anyone wishing to make an offering
will please mail or hand it to Mr.
ReynnMs or myself.
T. B. GRENEKER.
Carrying Cotton 'Bale, Plane
Halts on its Trip.
Washington, May 9.-With Lieut.
E. E. Harmon at the controls, a huge ?
bombing plane, the first air carrier j
of a bale of cotton in a distance, non- j
stop flight, arrived at Bolling Field j
yesterday afternoon. It will take the
air to-morrow for the second leg of
a thousand-mile journey from Macon,
Ga., to Lowell, Mass., cairying three
passengers and 500 pounds of cotton
Lieut. Harmon and Capt. Roy M.
Francis of the Army air service pilot
ed the big plane to this city from Ma
con in six hours and .fifteen minutes,
making a speed of more than 100
miles an hour during the 650-mile
trip. The speed would have been
greater if the plane had not encount
ered and skirted a rainstorm off the
"We had a very nice, quiet trip,
except for the squalls off the capes,"
said Lieut. Harmon, as he inspected
the machine this morning.
"We had absolutely no trouble
with the machine. And she is in the
same tip-top condition now as when
we went into the air for an hour spin
over Macon before heading north.
"We expect to go sailing over New
York tomorrow if the weather per
mits us to make a good getaway from j
this city. There should be no more i
stops between here and Lowell." '
When the bale reaches Lowell it
will be manufactured into cloth and
returned by the same route to Macon.
With Lieut. Harmon and Capt.
Francis are M i. Frank of the U. S.
A., and Col. Gilmore of the R. F. C.,
British army, as passengers.
To Ship Hogs Out of County.
Tuesday, May 27, has been set as
the day to ship a car of hogs to mar
ket. A number of farmers have al- J
ready turned in a list of hogs to go
out, but there are others.
Those who have any to put in this
lot are asked to notify at once, Mr. .
J. D. Kemp or County Agent, A. B. ,
This shipment will be strictly a co |
operative measure, and those who i
put hog-y in it will get what the pro- I
iuct brings at the market without
my commission being taken out for .
:he transaction. <
BUSINESS IS BOOMING and
FORDS are rolling. Get your order
Annual Memorial Day Exer
cises Held in School Audito
rium. Inspiring Address
by Rev. R. G. Lee..,
Under the auspices of the Edge
field chapter, United Daughters of
the Confederacy, Memorial Day was *
fittingly observed Saturday, by the
holding of appropriate exercises in
the auditorium of the high school
building. The auditorium was practi
cally filled, the front seats being re
served for the veterans, thirty-odd in
number, who, together with the
young soldiers of 1917-18, were
guests of honor of the chapter.
Mr. J. L. Mims acted as master of
ceremonies who called upon Rev. R..
G. Lee to open the exercises with
prayer. MTS. Agatha A. Woodson,
president of the chapter, greeted the
veterans, young soldiers and all pres
ent, which was followed by the salute
to the flag by the members of the
The beautiful prayer composed by
the lamented Bishop Capers for the
Daughters of the Confederacy was
read by Rev: E. C. Bailey, the audi
ence standing, which was followed by
the Lord's Prayer in unison. The fa
miliar old hymn, "How Firm a Foun
dation," was next sung.
By way of offering tribute to all
Confederate veterans, Daughters of
the Confederacy who died during the
past year, and soldiers from Edge
field county who made the supreme
sacrifice in the war with Germany,
Mrs. N. G. Evans and Mrs. Wright,
representing the chapter, pinned ros
es, one for each deceased person, on
a large wreath that had been prepar
ed. During the past year the follow
ing Daughters have died in the c. u
ty, Mrs. Helen Gambrell Nicholson,
Mrs. Mamie Morrall Darling, Mrs. '
Kate Hill Mims, Mrs. Eleanor Ivey
and Mrs. F. M. Boyd. The following
old soldiers have died, G. W. Broad
water, G. M. Boswell, G. W. Mathis,
M. "S. - Walker, John,rW. DeLaaghter
and M. Abney Mims. The following
young men were either killed or died
of disease after entering the military
service of their country, Hezzie Grif
fis, Percy Ouzts, Frank Salter, War
ren' Hill, James. T. Burnett, John
Burnett, Pressley Doolittle and Pres
ton Strom. . ^
Lieut. Benjamin Greneker gave ex
pression to beautiful words of appre
ciation in behalf of the young sol
diers, he being followed by an appro
priate reading by Miss Annie Clisby.
The next number, a vocal trio, by
Mrs. Carwile, Mrs. Lee and Miss
Miriam Norris, was likewise greatly
Within recent years Mrs. Agatha
A. Woodson wrote a complete history
of the part that Edgefield county and
the men from Edgefield county play
ed in the Civil War and presented the
manuscript to the .Edgefield chapter,
and in order to have it properly pre
served, the history was presented to
the school by Mr. S. McG. Simkins,
representing the chapter, and it was
received on the part of the school by
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins, who for 25
years has been a member of the
board of trustees.
Rev. R. G. Lee, the orator of the
day, was next presented and deliver
ed, what many believe to be the ablest
and most inspiring address of the
kind ever delivered in Edgefield. ?t .
the close there were voluntary ex- .
pressions from the audience, from
the veterans themselves. After Mr.
Lee had spoken the veterans were -
given an opportunity to make talks
of five minutes and among those who>
responded were Mr. T. C. Strom, Mr.
J. Russell Wright, Mr. A. Gilchrist
and Mr. H. W. Dobey.
All of the veterans present, the
members of their families and all of
the young soldiers of 1917-18 were
invited, after the benediction was pro
nounced, to repair to the dining room
of the building, where the Daughters
served a sumptuous feast. In addition
to barbecue hash, a picnic dinner was
served in great variety and abun
dance. The social hour that followed
the dinner was enjoyed by all pres
ent. , The Daughters were delighted
to have the soldiers of the past and
present as their guests and the sol
diers expressed profound apprecia
:ion for the hospitality thai was so
A beautiful and inspiring incident
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