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RED OAK GROVE.
Successful Revival Meeting.
Missionary Society Does
Good Work. Mr. and
Medlock Will Move.
The following names were added
to our church roll last week during
the series of meetings conducted so
earnestly hy Rev. Brown from Can
on, Ga.: Misses Annie Doolittle, Sal
lie Willis, Fannie Dow and Mrs. J.
E. Agner; Messrs. Frank Kenrick,
George Gilchrist, Lewis and Boyd
Agner, Pat Bush.
Brother Brown is- a young man
and student at the seminary. Last
spring during the influenza epidem
ic Mrs. Brown died, at which time he
was unconscious., and for two weeks
he could not be told of her death.
He did earnest work; each service
was well attended, despite the rain,
and unbounded attention was held,
proving the interest of his hearers
in his efforts to give us plain gos
pel truth day after day.
His closing remarks were full of
encouragement to the church, ex
pressing much gratitude and appre
ciation for the pleasure of being
among us, coming as he did, an entire
The W. M. S. held monthly meet
ing last Sunday. An increase of
five cents on the monthly dues was
adopted, our 1919 apportionment
raised, having an increase of mem
bers with encouragement from the
work done in our different circles
under the W. M. S. We must feel,
despite bad roads, much sickness and
other disadvantages, we have need
for grateful hearts, and to go on to
even greater things next year.
. The best and largest attended an
neal meeting of Circle No. 2 was
held last' Wednesday. Mrs. Mamie
Bushey was the hostess. The honoree.
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China Hvi? ?ap?n and ntndtrzd thc
program given in B?yal s?r??e? vjth
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vfii uns occasion each of the hus
bands were invited, that they might
have a clearer vision of the work we
try to represent. The Y. W. A's.
have had promotion day ami coming
from Sunbeams, Misses Eva Agner
and Annie Doolittle have enlisted
with them, also Miss Sallie Willis,
leaving only one girl of the com
The Sunbeams have been strug
gling to do the best to meet their
apportionment, which is nearly $12,
but unless the little Sunbeam is en
mouraged at home as well as in the
meetings, that part of ths work is
sure to fall short. Their leader is
bending every effort to not have an
unpaid debt to report. There has
been quite a number of visitors in
and out among us.
Mr. Joe Pat Bussey recently from
France, but for past several years,
has been employed as bookkeeper in
Western Mining regions, visited his
aunt, Mrs. Mamie Bussey.
Mr. Clarence Darbey, of Green
wood, enjoyed a days fishing on
Stevens creek during a recent visit
to relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenrick Lamb, of
Brunswick, Ga., have returned to
Little Miss Julia Lamb, of Atlan
ta, Ga., during recent visit to her
grandfather, Hon. T. W. Lamb, re
turns to her home Saturday, having
made for herself many warm friends
among old and young who extend
warm welcome for her next vaca
Mr. and Mrs. Callison Kemp, of
Callison, (Spent the week-end with
the former's sister, Mrs. Joe Bussy.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey have
received cordial welcome during their
stay among us since Mr. Bailey re
turned from overseas.
Mrs. Pickens Bailey was a visitor
in the home of Mr. Charles Parkman
Mrs H. I. Hudson, of Augusta,
was the guest of Mrs. Will Agner
and attended the Red Oak meeting.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman had as her
guest Miss Eva Tusser, of Augusta,
recent graduate of Tubman high
Messrs. Cliff and Travis Dorn
spent several days at Glenn Spring
for their health recently.
Dr. Walker and his mother, Mrs.
Mamie Walker, of Augusta, were re
ceived very cordially by their count
less friends here recently.
Dr. Walker's office is established
in the Lamar building, Broad street,
where his friends can be assured of
generous hospitality, while he ren
ders them efficient dental service.
Mr. George Bussey has returned
from Greenville, where he has been
attending United States court.
Mrs. Zelphia Thurmond, after
spending several days with her
daughter, Mrs. John Mathis at Col
liers, has returned to her home.
Mrs. Thomas Williams, of Red
Hill visited her sister, Mrs. Jessie
Bailey last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle and little
Georgia Mae attended the Memorial
Tablet unveiling at Edgefield last
Saturday. The latter was one of the
four little girls who drew the rope
and unveiled the Tablet.
Mr. and Mrs. J T. Griffis visited
the formers sister, Mrs. Trapp Mc
Manus, of Edgefield, last week-end,
also was present for the exercises
and barbecue Saturday.
Mrs. Sam Agner will visit in Green
wood this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thurmond at
tended the barbecue at Colliers last
There is general regret at the de
parture of Mr. and Mrs. Medlock,
who move the first of September to
Greenwood. Mrs. Medlock is a good
neighbor and a useful Christian
leader and her friends regret ex
ceedingly by their going, but extend
Th? following girls will go as rep
resentatives to Stevens creek from
Red Oak Grove: Misses Kathleen
Kenrick, Mamie Bussey and Sadie
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G??G#E?S ?OLL5 DAYLIGHT
of;the daylight ssving law waa pass
to by the house on a vote of 223 to
191, seven more than the necessary
two-thirds. The repeal now goes to
the senate, where its supporters claim
Chairman Gronna, of the senate
agricultural committee, said that
since only six senators opposed the
repeal measure when first brought
up in the senate and twelve the sec
ond time, he had no doubt that suf
ficient votes to overrule the veto
could be obtained.
Senator Cummins, republican, Ia.,
who was in charge of the bill when it
was last before the senate, said he
would call it up at the first opportu
Call meeting Concordia lodge No.
50, A. F. M. Friday night, August
22, 1919, nine o'clock, to confer E.
C. M. Whitlock, Secretary.
PROBE IS ORDERED OF
PRICES OF SHOES
Washington, August 20. - With
adoption of the Igoe resolution di
recting the federal trade commis
sion to investigate increased shoe
prices, the house today took first
legislative action toward reduction
of the high cost of living.
Before adoption of fie resolution,
which was without a dissenting vote,
the house voted down an amendment
which would have extended the in
quiry to other articles of clothing
The house agriculture committee
considering legislation to extend the
food control act to other necessities
of life, to er?end the powers of the
act beyond the war-time period, to
give the president authority to fix
fair prices for necessities and to pro
vide penalties for Hoarding, today
continued its hearings, with F. W.
Wadell, of Armour and Co., and Dr.
Mary Pennington, of the department
of agricultura, as witnesses. To
morrow Attorney General Palmer will
appear before the committee with
suggestions for slight changes in the
amendments drafted by Chairman
The senate agriculture committee,
MUCH DAMAGE D'
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Mass Meeting Ca
requested The Advertiser to call a
mass meeting of -the people,-of Edge
field county to be held ii* the court
house Monday, August 25y for the
purpose of considering the-condition
of the public roads of county
and to provide for the construction
of new bridges where they .-have been
washed away and for repairing those
that were damaged by the recent
Practically all of the bridges east
of and below Johnston have been
washed away. Not a piece, has been
left-of 110-foot bridge at Derrick's
The 90-foot bridge at Yonce's mill
has been washed away but all of
the material can be recovered except
about one span.
The bridge at Holmes'', mill has
been washed away but about half
of the bridge can be saved.
The Claxton bridge has been dam
aged to the extent of at. least one
All of the bridge across Beech
creek is a total loss. The length was
about 30 feet.
The causeway near Jeffcoat school,
constructed of logs, rock and sand,
has been washed away.
The bridge near Long's mill.^bout
30 feet in length, has been washed'
Card of Thanks.,
When our little son, Pittman) was
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tl Iv-r to -ne fr edly hos-j
pita! iv. Spartanbutg where ie re-,
mained w1: last Sunday w&jln we j
brought hU), home? and we ?re de- j
li^b':- : co saj -.har his .mpi'?veh?^Tit ;
i_au. AXC Will SUUli
be permanently restored to a normal
condition. We desire to express our
sincere gratitude to our neighbors
and friends in Edgefield for their
sympathy and many kindnesses
shown us and to Pittman during the
time he- suffered from his serious in
jury. We would have made this pub
lic acknowledgment to our friends
before this but waited until we
brought the little fellow home. We
again say we are deeply grateful to
our very kind friends. We appre
ciate the inquiries that have been
made by the little folk and would be
delighted for them to call on him.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hightower.
Dixie Highway to be Completed.
The State Highway Commission
has advertised for bids for the com
pletion of the Dixie Highway, that
portion between the town of Edge
field and the bridge at Reynold's
ford on urkey creek. It is hoped
that the commission will put ils ma
chinery in high gear and complete
this main thoroughfare as early as
possible. That portion of the high
way north of urkey creek is in splen
did condition, despite the vTery
after some members had held that
the legislation as proposed by the
attorney general did not clearly de
fine what constitutes profiteering and
hoarding, postponed final action to
day. A subcommittee was appointed
by Chairman Gronna to confer with
the attorney general on the subject.
Reports to the postoffice depart
ment today, indicated that the war
department's food surplus, which
was offered to consumers yesterday
through the parcel post, was meet
ing with a ready sale. Assistant
Postmaster General Dockery today
instructed postmasters that no war
stamp tax was applicable to parcel
post shipments of army foodstuffs.
The war department announced
that, due to the recent railroad
strikes, brief delays might be expe
rienced in the filling of some parcel
post orders through inability to dis
tribute the supplies to the various de
?JSJE TO BRIDGES
lied for Monday.
The bridge across Mill creek on
the Martin Town road has been re
ported a total loss.
Horn's creek bridge has been bad
Two bridges across Beaver Dam
are a total loss.
Three bridges have been washed
away on Log Creek.
One each on Sleepy creek and
Stevens creek reported gone and two
damaged on Turkey creek.
. This is a list of wreckage wrought
by the recent floods, and is suffi
cient to make all tax payers scratch
their heads in deep concern. Most
of these bridges are needed at once
and all^of them will soon be needed
for marketing crops as they are har
vested. Certainly this list of dam
age, and total loss in some instances;
is . sufficient to cause the supervisor
to call the people together to coun
sel with him in looking after their
There is no questioning the fact
that as soon as market conditions
warrant, the county should begin re
placing all wooden bridges with steel
structures. The initial outlay os
greater but is cheaper in the long
i Attend the mass meeting in the
court house which Supervisor Broad
water has called for Monday morn
ing at ll o'clock.
Daughter? of the American R?volu- !t
tion. V i
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fui: . -r.U. .vc made thc occasion
Mrs .:. PeakS chapiiuni opened ^
regent, Miss Sarah Collett presided
over the meeting, appointing com
mittees on Americanization and the
new year book for the coming sea
Mrs. J. L. Mims, historian, had
charge of the literary program, Miss
Helen Tillman following the plan of ,!
the year in French history, giving aj*
very entertaining sketch of some of ??
the most famous women of France. N
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., gave a charm- j2
ing resume of the many activities in |1
which American women had engag
ed during the war with Germany.
Miss Florence Mims gave a read
ing from Longfellow's "Hiawatha."
As each member's name was called
the response was made, giving a quo
tation on womanhood. Some lovely
sentiments were expressed.
At the close of the program, the j(
treasurer, Mrs. J. R. Cantelou, who j1
has acted so efficiently in this capac- '
ity for the past year, made a report
of the state of the treasury, and Mrs.,1
Tillman, the retiring regent, was most .
graciously commended for her won-;1
derful services, especially in securing j'
for the town and county of Edge- '
field the artistic and beautiful tablet
in memory of the services of our men
both living and dead. This tablet
will be a memorial to her faithfulness
and devotion as well as to those for
whom she placed it.
At the conclusion of the program
a very enjoyable salad course with
ice tea was served.
Callison News Items.
To discern what is true and prac
tice what is good are the two most
important objects of life. Life has
its hours of bitterness, its joy, its
hopes and tears. Our way is wreath
ed with smiles and then baptized with
The crops in this section are good.
Old corn is made and fodder is ready
We are sorry to report several
cases of fever.
Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan have
been sick, but are much better now.
Mr. McKie Bailey and family were
the happy ones at his father's home
Sunday, as all had to see his mamma
after he? return from Augusta.
Mass Maggie Winn if off to the
Last week Mr. Will Jordan's fam
ly, Miss Tinny Jordan, Mr. and Mrs.
r. M. Bailey went to see Mrs. Jor
lan's son and Mr John Jordan at
Lexington, S. C.
Messrs. Johnnie Bailey, Will La
3rone and Leon Bailey are spend
ng some time with their brother, Mr.
Our dear Dr. Self has gone to Bos
on to carry Miss Callie for medi
A New Bank For Edgefield.
Edgefield has been "stuck in the
mid" of stagnation for a long time,
>ut is being pulled out of the old rut
t little distance almost every day.
rhere are signs of new life and of
;rowth on every hand. One of the
atest evidences of renewed activity
s that of providing this section of
;he county with larger banking fa
:ilities. Tuesday morning some
hdng like a score of citizens met to
iiscuss the matter of organizing an
ther bank and after a full discussion
'rom every angle it was unanimous
y agreed that there is an opening
"or such an institution and that it
vould be a profitable investment,
steps are now being taken to secure
i charter and formally organize at
mee. The capital stock is to be $100,- ?
)00, divided into shares of $50 each
md no person will be allowed to sub
icribe for more than 20 shares of
52,000, which will distribute the
;tock among a large number of in
vestors, giving the institution a
itrong support. Already about half
>f the stock has been subscribed and
;he other $50,000 can be easily se
While nothing definite has been
Jone looking to the selection of quar
;ers for the new bank, it is probable
;hat a banking room will be fitted
n modern style in the new hotel for.
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a ..>!.:.h:* P]?&^?f?$. . .
v,:'.' conducted auction j-;-.!._.*. .;t res
?state nere . they
:onduct three auction sales next J
veek, Tuesday, Wednesday and
rhursday. Music will be dispensed 1
>y a brass band every day and a
'ree barbecue will be served Tuesday.!
rhe page advertisement in this issue !
(hows that much valuable country1
md town property will be placed on
?ale the three days, affording pros- j
jective home owners and investors
in opportunity to secure desirable ?
property. Mr. S. B. Nicholson is ?
nanager of the Edgefield branch and '
viii be glad to list your property. |
EMILY STEVENS IN
THREE POWERFUL ROLES
In "Destiny, or the Soul of a Wo-1
nan," the powerful Metro production I
vhich will be seen at the Edgefield j
jpera house Friday and Saturday
aight, August 29 and 30. Emily I
Stevens, the talented star, plays three
listinct periods and phases of a wo
man's life. First she is seen as the
young wife who is happy and con
tented in her home and her hus
band's love. Next, when The wrong
fully accuses her of deception and
:asts her out without an explanation,
?he enters a resort known as the
'House of Lost Souls," where she be
comes the reigning beauty. Many
years elapse and she appears as the
penitent and broken old woman who
seeks the forgiveness of the church
before she dies.
In these roles Miss Stevens shows
an artistry in the delineation of each
distinct characted which is marvel
ous. She enters into the spirit of
the different difficult part as only a
past-mistrees in the art of acting
would be capable.
The farmers of Edgefield county
in common with those of the state
and south, have in hand the making
of their own material destiny, princi
pally by controlling the cotton mar
keting situation and a partial fac
tor in the matter is the American
Cotton Association. It behooves all
farmers to join it
cures Old Sores, Other Remsdias Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no matter ol how long; standing,
are cored by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
fain and Heals at the same time. 2i \50c,
RED LETTER DAY
Memorial Tablet Unveiled and
Home-Coming Welcome for
Soldiers, Good Music, In
Saturday was red letter day in
Edgefield. Under the auspices of the
Edgefield Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, a bronze tab
let erected to the memory of those
who made the supreme sacrifice in
the war with Germany was unveiled
and a home coming welcome to the
soldiers was held. A band from Au
gusta dispensed patriotic msuic
throughout the day.
The tablet was placed upon the
front w?ll of the court house and was
draped with a large United States
flag. Appropriate exercises were
held in front of the court house and
at the appointed time a half dozen
little boys and girls, near relatives
of the "heroes, removed the flag and
the beautifully embellished tablet
stood out in full view. It contains
the following inscription in the
panel at the top: "Erected by the
Edgefield Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution in memory of the
men fiom Edgefield county who
gave their lives in the war with Ger
many and to all who answered their
country's call in service and sacri
fice and still live to add glory to
Edgefield's illustrious past." Be
neath the inscription are the names
of the following white men in rais
ed letters: Hezzie F. Griffs, Joseph
P. Ouzts, Frank P. Salter, James A.
Burnett, Fressley Dolittle, William
Warren Hill and John T. Burnett
Below these are the names' of 18
colored men who were killed or died
of disease in camp.
Charlie Johnson, James Blocker,
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v. !ihs : .-if the large concourse
rounding the school building, where
the remainder of the program was
carried out. J. H. Cantelou was
master of ceremonies and he welcom
ed all of the soldiers and all of the
people who had gathered to partici
pate on the occasion. J. L. Mims in
troduced Major Henry C. Tillman, a
son of the late Senator Tillman, who
served about eight months overseas.
After speaking of the heroes of the
wars of the past, paying a beautiful
tribute to the heroes of the '60s,
Maj. Tillman referred to the achieve
ments of the soldiers who had a part
in defeating the Germans. This
feature of his address being especial
ly interesting because of his per
sonal experience in overseas service.
In welcoming these men back to the
rank of citizenship, he stressed the
need of pressing a campaign of edu
cation and the proper observance of
health laws, urging the former sol
diers to live up to the same health
code at home that they did while in.
Maj. Tillman's address was follow
ed by Dr. R. G. Lee, who held the
large audience enthralled for nearly
an hour, his climaxes of eloquence
being received by outbursts of ap
plause. Dr. Lee's address was edify
ing, ennobling and inspiring. -? .'?
At the close of Dr. Lee's address
a free barbecue picnic dinner was
served on a long rectangular table,
the men who wore the gray in the
'60s r~?d those who wore the khaki
being invited to enter the enclosure
where they received special attention
at the hands of a committee of young
women. -The exercises and eveiy
feature of the day measured up to
the expectations of all who attended,
all expressing appreciation for the
thoughtfulness of the Daughters of
the American Revolution and to the
people for providing the great feast.
This day will be long remembered
in Edgefield county.
Those who have studied the matter
and are familiar with the plans are
confident that by united action
through the Cotton Association great
good will result to our country gener
ally the farmers especially gain.