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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1919
Business Session of Chin
Stolen Automobile Recov
ered. Mrs. LaGrone
On Sunday morning at the Baj
church, the annual business mee
will be held. Reports of the ye
work and the various societies
be had and it is hoped that e\
church member will be present
this day. The sermon will be pre?
ed by a visiting pastor. This anr
report is going to be a fine one,
church having done a splendid w
and every member will want to h
About the middle of October
protracted meeting will begin at
Baptist church. Rev Brooke has
yet announced who will assist hil
The new Farmers and Mercha
Bank is now about completed and
an early date business can be tra
At the regular meeting of the
of P. on last Friday evening, Ai
Price and Red Williams took 1
second degree. The meeting v
largely attended, there being v:
ors from Columbia, Ridge Spri
and Saluda. After the work was 01
a barbecue supper was served, whi
every one greatly enjoyed
Hon. J. L. Walker has gone
Glenn Springs for a few weeks' sti
His many friends trust that the vi
there will prove beneficial
Messrs. George and Walla
Logue of Meeting Street were vis
ors here during the past week.
Miss Elise Mobley has been vis
ing relatives at Ridge Spring.
Mrs. Walter Allen and her litl
son, Walter Scott, have been visitii
in the home of the former's fathe
Mr. F. M. Warren. .1 ?
The car of Mr. Frank Bland th
" was^E?ken from Broad Street-in A
gusta last Saturday where it w:
parked, was located on Monday ai
by afternoon was returned to tl
proper owner. A young -white mi
of about 18 years who had taken tl
car, was placed in custody.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thrailk;
and family are now occupying tl
large new dwelling erected by M
Lawrence Yonce, with the view (
opening up a boarding house.
Mrs. Elzie LaGrone was hoste;
for the Pi Tau Club on Friday afte:
noon and besides the members thei
were a number of other guests to ei
joy the hours.
Everyone was glad to greet Mis
Louise Coleman, a sister of Mr
Progressive rook was the chief d
version, eight tables being arrange
and when the scores were counte<
Mrs. John Wright having made th
highest, was given a .box of roo
cards. Later a dainty salad cours
with iced tea was served.
Miss Estelle Wright entertained
party of her friends on Saturday ai
ternoon, the occasion being her 81
birthday. Games and other pastime
were enjoyed, bon bon dishes of can
dy being about for them to enjoy a
they played. Later a very delightfu
birthday feast was served. Man;
gifts were received from the younj
At the recent meeting of th
Chamber of Commerce, the chie
discussions were concerning the sto]
ping here of the mid-day trains am
better accomodations ''concerning
the buying of tickets and checkinj
baggage on Sunday. Tickets beinj
sold only.for morning train.
Theer was a family picnic of al
the Smiths of the community on las
Thursday at the large oak grove jusi
on this side of Ward, and a happj
day was spent. The crowd was count
ed and there were between 300 anc
400, with fully 100 absent.
Miss Louise Coleman of Aikenj
is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. E. La
Mrs. Heber Ballentine has return
ed from a visit to her parents at
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kenney will
soon return from Warrenville, where
they went a few months ago to
make their home, the former having
bought out the mercantile estab
lishment of the late Mr. Wilbur Eid
son. There is no place like Johnston
to those who have lived here as long
. as they had, previous to their jnov
Miss Mary Kirkland has been vis
iting Miss Elizabeth Howard.
Miss Maude Nickerson has return
ed from a visit to Mrs. Smyly Stev
ens at Bennettsville. Her visit was
shortened owing to the death of Mrs.
Dick Reynolds, the wife of Mrs.
Stevens' brother. She went with the
famiiy to attend the funeral at
Greenwood, and then returned to her
Mrs. Charles Lamb will leave next
week for a/visit to her sister who
lives at Vanwert, Ohio. She will join
her at Cincinnatti to accompany her
to her home. This is the first visit
Mis. Lamb has made to her sister
since her marriage several years ago.
?rof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and
children are at home from Lynville
Fa;ls, N. C., where they have been
spending two months. ..
Mr. William Bell of Walhalla is
visiting his aunt, Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Miss Edith White of Bamberg is
the guest of relatives.
Mr. Jennings and family have
moved to Williston to make| their
%Mrs. Will Mobley of Thomson, Ga.
has been for a visit to her sister,
Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Auction Sale of Valuable Real
The South Atlantic Realty Com
pany wi? conduct its fourth auction
sale of land on Tuesday and ? Wednes
day, September 23 and 24. They ad
vertise in this issue a very strong
list of property that should interest
scores and hundreds of our people.
Property like this is not offered but j
once in a life time. If you fail to get
it now, you may never have the op
portunity again. The South Atlantic
Realty Company is a thoroughly de- j
pendable company that does business ?
on a high plane. The Edgefield raan
'agr?s, S. E. and J. H. Nicholson, are
jwell kliown_io our people.*See them
'about' the property advertised if you
jdesire further information. Watch'
!for fuller announcement next week. I
I The Presbyterian Ladies En
tertain for Miss Bailey.
On Thursday afternoon the ladies
of the Presbyterian church enter- '
tained at the home of Mrs. Charlton '
Lynch for Miss Marian Bailey.
The .ruests were greeted at the
door by Mrs. P. P. Blahock, Jr., Mrs.
M. P. Wells and Mrs. A. E. Padgett, j
In the receiving line were !
Mrs. Charleton Lynch, Mrs. E. C. '
Bailey, Miss Martha Boozer and Miss
Marian 3ailey. Miss^ Bailey looked
especially attractive, wearing a
flowered gray georgette.
The guests after chatting with the 1
guests ol honor passed into the din
ing room where another few minutes
were pleasantly passed. Delightful !
block cream and cake were served.
This was the second time Miss
Bailey had been the recipient of de
lightful hospitality and the second !
time many of her friends have en- j
joyed a pleasant afternoon with her.
A Sweet Singer.
Among some other things left
out of our account last week of the
W. M. U. meeting at Stevens Creek,
was a very important part of the
Sunbeam program. That was the
prayer song, "Jesus, Tender Saviour
Hear me" by little Corrie Johnson.
This is one of the oldest and sweet
est of children's songs and no one
we ever heard, sang it more sweetly
than this dear little girl. It is a great
song to know too, which the follow
ing incident will prove.
When Miss Eliza Youngblood who
was the first Sunday School teach
er I ever had, was dying, her devoted,
sisters, Mrs. Nannie Griffin and Miss
Cortie Youngblood, sat beside her
bed in the darkness of the night,
helpless in the presence of the last
enemy of mankind, but a conquered
enemy since Jesus became "a victor
o'er the dark domain."
As they sat there, one said, "Dar
ling, what ein we do for you?" and
she said, "Is this death?" When they
answered "We think so," she said,
"Then Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear
me sing the song mother used to sing
to us.'1 Then they sang, and I believe
she tried to sing with them. -
"May my sins be all forgiven.
Bless the friends I love so well,
Take me when I die, to heaven,
Happy there with Thee to dwell."
' MRS. J. L. MIMS.
Program for Second Division
W. M. U.
In charge of Mrs. D. W. Smithf!
President of Second Division.
Song-"Jesus Calls Us."
Devotions-Mrs. T. P. Salter.
Roll Call of Woman's Missionary
Societies, Y. W. A.'s and G. A.'?T*
Song-"Jesus Will," by Marnie^
and Sallie Mae Brunson, Eva and]
Chuin Prayer for the leaders Uli
the Baptist 75-Million Campaign. .
Four Minute talks on 75-MilUon\'
Campaign by Mrs. Mamie Tillman
and Mrs. A B. Carwile.
Prayer that South Carolina may j
have the will to win "Millions for i
Standard of Excellence-Mrs. J.
Song-"Remember the Orphans'^]
by Susan Walker
How the $5,500,000 will help?!
South Carolina's (a) Hospital
Mrs. W. G. Wells, (b) Baptist
Schools-Mrs. T. J. Briggs, (c) Aged
Ministers-Mrs. T. B. Culbreath.1'
Address-Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Offering to go to Red HUI Society j
In the afternoon a short Sunbeam
program under the leadership of
Mrs. A. B. Young will be-held and
there will be a mass meeting of men
when Dr. R. G. Lee will make one of
his wonderfully inspiring and help
ful addresses on the 75-Million Cam
A meeting of the Edgefield
Cotton Growers Associaicn
will be held on next Monday,
September 15 at ll o'clock to
hear report from chairman,
now in attendance upon the
New Orleans Convention. Full
attendance earnestly request
Dr. Eustace Prescott - Visit?
the Grave of Percy Ouzts.
Dear Mrs. Ouzts:
I was out at Chatteau-Thierry
and Belleau woods a few days ago,
while there I searched for your son,
Percy's grave. I found him resting
among 2,365 brave comrades, be
neath the Stars and Stripes, the flag
he gave his life for rather than see
her unfurled to German cultur.
The cemetery is in a beautiful
spot at the foot of the Hill they so
violently attacked and finally cap
tured. This feat was the turning
point of the whole war in our favor,
as you no doubt know and saved the
world from autocracy.
The brave marines charged the
Hill across an open field in spite of
the continuous fire of the Germans
and their good positions. This daring I
attack-the most noted in history-|
will never be forgotten gy any of
the allied forces.
I took several kodak pictures of
the grave and will send you one as
soon as I have them developed and
return to the States-about Sep
With best regards to all the fam
ily, I remain
Yours very truly,
Eustace H. Prescott,
P. A. Surgeon, U. S. N.
U. S. S. Radnor,
care of Post Master, N. Y.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
A very pleasant meeting of the
W. C. T. U. was held on Monday af
ternoon with Mrs. A. L. Gunter.
The devotions were conducted by
Mrs. J. W. Peak and a reading call
ed "Appropriating the White Rib
bon" given by Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. J. L. Mims; Vice
president, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford;
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. W
L. Dunovant; Recording secretary,
Mrs. J. W. Stewart; Treasurer, Mrs.
W. A. Byrd.
, J At the close of the meeting dainty
refreshments were served. Jubilee
pledge cards were distributed to all
present, each asked to win one by
the next meeting. Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn brought in the name of a new
member, Mrs. Carroll Cogburn, who
was welcomed. The October meeting
will be held with Mrs. Abner Broad
FOR SALE: 500 bushels of native
oats for seed.
J. R. CANTELOU.
Boll Weevil in Meriwether
Mr. Albert ' Lyon came up from
North Augusta yesterday and being
questioned by The Advertiser's rep
resentative about the boll weevil inv
that sectton, stated that considerable
Hamage is being done to cotton on
the farms of Mr. John P. Mealing,
Dr. J. T. Reese, Mr. W. B. Burkhal
ter, Mr. Charlie Burkhalter and Mr.
.Walter Stevens. It is not known how
or when the weevil came across from
,the Georgia side of the river, as no
weevils were seen prior to about
two weeks ago. Friday" Mr. A. B.
jCarwile visited the farm of Mr.
jMealing in response to a telephone
taessage and he brought a dozen or
inore weevils in a glass jar that were
taken from the field of Mr Mealing.
In the opinion of Mr. Carwile the
damage to this crop of cotton in the
infested fields will b? about ten per
A Day of Real Joy in the
The writer spent Sunday very
pleasantly in the country as a guest
?in the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. M.
Medlock. Mr. Medlock came down in
his car for us about 9:30 o'clock and
we returned to Edgefield in his faith
ful Ford about six in the afternoon.
A portion of the road we travelled i
from Edgefield to Mr. Jack Reel's1
place; by way of Mr. D. B Hollings- j
worth's, has the appearance of hav
ing had no work in several years and
it;should receive the attention from
foe supervisor as soon as he com
pletes the work of replacing the
fridges that were washed away by
the- heavy rains of August. It is im
perative that these bridges be re
placed at on^ce, making it possible
for farmers to market their cotton
and other produce. But as soon as,
. ^plied.villis pressing de-;
mand we trust that the supervisor ?
will give immediate attention to !
roads that have had no work in sev- ?
eral years before placing the road ?
working force on roads that have
been worked during the past year.
or two. People should bear in mind .
that his force is limited and should I
give him all possible co-operation, j
However, the rough rocky road was
made passable by having a careful i
driver at the wheel. We are convine- j
ed, after watching Mr. Medlock |
carefully and cautiously steer his
faithful Ford, that most automobile i
owners drive too rapidly over our |
rough roads. When driving in a bug
gy, most persons go at a slow pace
over the rocks, gullies and ditches,
and then increase the speed after
these rough places have been passed
ovr. Not so, however, with many
automobile owners. If automobiles,
which are one of the greatest bless
ings to humanity, making coun
try life an hundred-fold more atract
ive than formerly, were used with
the same care as horse-drawn ve
hicles, their life would be lengthened
by many days.
The highest evidence < that Mr.
Medlock knows how to prolong the
life of a car through good treatment
is found in the fact that he has own
ed his Ford for more than two years
and the wheels still have the tires
that were purchased with the car.
Mr. Medlock had the opportunity of
selling his car the other day for
more than it cost him. He says "Peo
ple drive fast and get to town before
I do, but they also get to the garage
for repairs before I do."
It is useless to add that we spent
a very pleasant day in the home of
Mr. Medlock. Besides enjoying the
princely feast which Mrs. Medlock
prepared, it was refreshing to see
the kindly thoughtfulness and the
perfect accord that exists among the
children and all in the home. We
were pleased to meet and have the
opportunity of conversing with Mrs.
Dukes, the aged mother of Mr. Ed
Dukes, who lived in Edgefield some
years ago and made many friends
here. This good lady is also the step
mother of Mrs. Medlock and is up
from Augusta visiting her.
The experience of this Sab
bath day spent amid rural fastness
es carried us back to our boyhood
days spent on the farm above Meet
ing Street. Those were halcyon days.
We sometimes wonder of boys wha
are being reared in the country ap|[
prec?ate the good fortune that has .
corne their way. Stay on the farm,
boys. Keep as "far from the madden-,
ing (city) crowd" as possible.
Mrs: Medlock showed us some ex
ceedingly interesting photographs
that were sent her by her son, Hamp
ton Medlock, while he was engaged
in overseas duty. She also has some
souvenirs that are highly prized. We
regretted that we did not see
Hampton and have him relate some
fo his war experiences. He was ab
sent in Columbia Sunday.
Shower for Students.
On Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock
Mrs. Tillman and Mrs. Mims enter
tained the mothers and friends of
the girls who went to Salisbury to
the Normal and Industrial School,
Misses Mary Dorn, Rachael Arthur,
Susan Adams and Ethel Cheathairi.
Miss Mary Dorn gave several se
lections on the piano, and Mrs. Mims
introduced the young ladies and
their mothers to all who were pres
Dr. R. G. Lee made a very appro
priate talk both humorous and help
ful and Mrs. Tillman cheered them
along with a few words of encour
When this was finished, the
guests were all invited to the oppo
site room where a Japanese umbrel
la hung, filled with presents, each
tied with a long white ribbon. ? As
these were drawn, the present fol
lowed and were opened where every j
one could see, and'the packages con
tained many useful articles. I
While this was in process, choco- .
late and pineapple cream and cake
A New Model Overland.
Overland cars easily rank among
the best medium priced cars on the j
market. Scores of them have been
sold by Mr. J. Holstein, Jr., to
Edgefield people who have tested
them thoroughly on Edgefield roads.'
That they have stood the_ severe
test is proven by the. great demand 1
for these cars. In a short time Mr.
Holstein will offer something en-1
tirely new in an Overland car-an ,
Overland Four-which will be much 1
lower in price but will possess the
real Overland merit. This car has i
been put through severe tests and I
has made good. Mr. Willys did this
before putting it on the market be- j
cause Overland reputation is at ?
stake. The gasoline consumption of
the Overland Four is phenominally
low. Read what Mr. Holstein says in
his attractive advertisement in this .
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our kind neighbors and friends for
their kindness shown, us during the
illness and death of our father.
Mary F. Hammond
A wedding of wide interest was
that of Miss Marian Bailey and Mr.
William Eugene Thompson bf Tim
The parlor was beautifully deco
rated in white with asparagus and
The guests were receivd by the
Misses Summer, Mrs. Boozer and
Delightful music was furnished by
Miss Martha Boozer of Columbia,
who sang, "Dawning," accompanied
on the violin by Miss vSabe Miller.
The bride, wearing a, lovely white
gown with a veil, came in with her
mother, Mrs. E. C. Bailey, the dame
of honor, to the strains of the wed
ding march played by Miss Gladys
Padgett. Little Miss Virginia Hol
land was the ring bearer, Misses
Elizabeth and Charlotte Bailey were
the ribbon girls. The best man, Mr.'
Thompson, was a brother of the j
groom, and Miss Lillie Mae Thomp
son, a sister of the groom, was the
maid of honor.
At the conclusion of the .ceremony
which was performed by Rev. E. C.
Bailey, father of the bride, prayer
was offered by Rev. P. P. Blalock.
Delicious refreshments, consisting
of cream and cake were served.
The happy bride and groom were
congratulated by the many friends
jjjjf?o. were present. A varied assort
ment* of exquisite gifts to the bride
were ? proof of her popularity. 1
RED OAK GROVE.
Interesting Sunday Morning
Service. B. Y. P. U. Or
ganized. Preparing for
Big Baptist Drive.
Services at Red Oak Grove last
?Sunday was quite interesting, for
the subject, our pastor used "Pray
er" taken from Mark 12 chapter, be
ing full of inspiration and encourage
The State Mission Day will be ob
served at Red Oak Grove next fourth
! Sunday, having exercises by W. M.
U., Y. W. A.'s and Sunbeams in the
. morning and several addresses in the
! afternoon. We hope to have good at
tendance and a most helpful day.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey has arranged
for the circle a very interesting pro
gram for Wednesday afternoon, Mrs.
Sallie Timmerman hostess. The Y. W
A.'s will meet with the Circle that
: our plans for the campaign may co- .
Our young people have organized
a B. Y. P. U. through the untiring
efforts of Mrs. Mamie Bussey. Mrs.
Lamb acting as chairman.
J The following officers were elect
ed: Mrs. J. M. Farm, president; Mrs.
Jeff Sharpton, vice-president; Miss
Sunie Sharpton, secretary and Miss
Deadis Dow treasurer. Miss Mamie
Bussey, leader. Twenty two names
The following delegates will at
tend, our association at Bethany
Wednesday and Thursday: Messrs.
T. W. Lamb, ?. 0. Timmerman, W.
0. Whatley and J. A. Hamilton.
Mrs. Wilbur Harling and children
also Messrs Whit and Arthur Jlar
ling spent last Friday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Grims.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Reynolds .from ..
Johnston visited at the home of Mr.
T. W. Lamb last week, accompanied .. ,;
by their se?Yen interosting..?nd-ijrft?^-V
daughters. " .Ll'
Mrs Mamie Walker from Augusta^
made a business trip to Modoc this
week and was the guest of Mrs. Will
Agner and Mrs Press Parkman.
Misses Maggie and Eva Agner
went to Edgefield shopping last Fri- -,
The Divisional meeting of W. M.
U. is to convene with the society at
Clarks Hill on the 20th inst.
Mr. Frank Kenrick ieturns to G.
M. A. this week.
Miss Mildred Bussey had as her
guests last week-end, Misses Marie
Hamilton and Bertha Parkman.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman, with her
pretty cousin, Miss Ruby Dorn,,
spent a few days with friends at Col- ?
liers last week.
Mrs. Press Doolittle had the misfor
tune to stick a nail almost through
her foot last week. Dr. Whitlock, has
by careful nursing, prevented se- .
rious trouble and we trust she may
Mr. William Bell with his win
some little sister, Miss Martha, from
Stevens Creek attended ^services at
Red Oak Grove last Sunday and was
the guest of Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Messrs. Clyde and Broadus Bled
soe, two of Rocky Creek's splendid
lyoun men, were guests.last Sunday
'of Mr. Frank Kenrick.
/The many friends of Mr. Bruce
Timmerman .are glad to have him
I home again and trust he may soon
regain his former health .as cooler
The committee for the 75-Million
drive is actively at work in our
church and .they seem assured of
great things from out people.
Program of Edgefield Movies.
I Friday: "The Avenging Trail will
be presented in five^parts, featuring
I Saturday: "The Renegade in the
Tennessee Hills" will be shown in
four reels with good stars, also ''The
Love Fiend," featuring Charlys Chap
Monday, September 15: "Chips
Flying Up" will pe jpresented in two
reels. Camouflage in two reels with
special features. The News of the
?World wiil be given in one reel.
I Tuesday, September 16: Special,
Lillian Walker and Edith Day in
?"The Grain of Dust." This is a big,
six reel drama. Tell your friends
about this strong list of attractions*