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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
^burches and Schools Closed.
Mrs. Tompkins Injured by
Fall. Mr. Kemp's Home
For the past two weeks on account
.? influenza, all church services,
school, and all meetings of any kind
have been called off. Groups or
crowds of people are not allowed to
congregate, and all about are signs,
"Get what you want and pass on."
.n Saturday, especially, was this
asked to be observed, and it was well
carried out. Generally, on Saturday
afternoon the crowds are large as
late as nine o'clock, but this day was
quite an exception. There have been
and still are, many afflicted with the
malady, and every precaution is be
ing used to keep it from spreading.
In a letter from Mr. Julian Bland
to his mother he gives a preventive
for influenza as used at the hospital
ia Florida where there are so many
cases: Morning and night, a little bit
of Vick's pneumonia salve was rub
lied in the nostrils, and at night on
the chest and throat. This was also -
rubbed on the gauze face mask worn
over the nose and mouth when out
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood and Mrs. DeSaussure H\:M of
' Columbia have returned t ? their
homes after having been at the bed-!
side of their mother, Mrs. Wertz,
?who has been quite ill.
Relatives from Meeting Street gave
the information that Mrs. Smyly
Stevens was ill at the hospital in Co
Mr. Julian Harris of Derring, Ga.,
came for a short visit last week to
his daughter, Miss Ruth Harris, in
the home of Mrs. P. N. Lott.
On last Tuesday afternoon while
Mrs. Willie Tompkins was walking
ia the yard, ?he stepped on a rolling
piece of wood, which caused her to
lene her balance and fall. Her left
.-.-rn?.iust,. below the shoulder was^
hroken, besides a pain ful bruise. Mrs.
Tompkins has been afflicted with
rheumatism for several years, and at
times is scarcely able to walk, but
feeling better on the afternoon of
the fall she was walking about in the
yard for exercise. The injured arm
is mending as well as could be ex
pected, although it causes much suff- |
Very interesting accounts of the ;
government work in which ono of
Johnston's noble young men, Staun
ton Lott, is engaged, are heard of.
He is such a fine young man for such |
that he has been promoted from pri
vate to corporal. He has been trans-1
ferred from Vancouver, Washington,
to Coquille, Oregon.
On last Friday the home of Mr.
John Kemp was burned about one !
o'clock, the fire starting about the
kitchen roof. Mr. Kemp's son was |
ill with fever and he had to be re- j
moved to a neighbor's house nearby.
The barn and two bales of cotton j
were also burned. Everything being ?
so dry the buildings burned rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John, Jr.,
and Miss Mary Lewis were visitors
here last week in the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Herbert Eidson is at Wright's
Hospital, having had an operation.
She is improving and will soon return j
to her home.
Mrs. Alice Cox and James Robert '
have returned from a two week's j
visit with relatives in Saluda.
Dr. W. S. Stokes has been spend-1
ing a while here with his family.
Mr. Bell of Columbia visited in j
the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. P.
Corn last week.
Mrs. L. C. Latimer, president of
the Baptist Missionary Society, has
appointed the following year-book
committee: Chairman, Mrs. J. A.
Lott, anti Mrs. A. M. Xickerson and
Mrs. P.. C. Stevens.
The linen shower for the hospital
in France, which was recently held
in the Red Cross rooms, resulted in
a very fine box of an assortment of
all the articles specified, and was
valued at $7;"?.
Quite a number of the college
young ladies and young gentlemen
are at home on account of the influ
enza. At G. W. C. three of the John
ston girls were afflicted with the
malady: Misses Frances Turner, Ma
rie Lewis and Loise Hoyt. When the
doctor dismissed their cases they
came home with the others. Miss
Frances Turner suffered a relapse
and has been ill for several day but I
Letter Written by Gen. Butler
to Mr. D. R. Durisoe.
Hd. Qrs. 1st Carly. Dir.
Nor. 29th, 1864.
My boy Edmund has recently made
a development 'which has surprised
me and has not surprised me at the
same time. He says that Ben has
been carrying on a regular system
of trafficking on my place and that
he can put a white man in the way
of detecting him. I will send him
home between this and Christmas
and I beg that you will get Henry
Gallman or Ramsey and try and ov
ertake him in his rascality. I had de
termined to make a change next
year and put Sam in Ben's placs and
leave Edmund at home for awhile
and bring Ben here, but if he is de
tected in this villainy I will sell him.
Please look into the matter for me.
I only want Sam to plant such a crop
as he can attend with one horse and J
manure what he does plant highly. I
If possible I will get home before !
Christmas and make arrangements, j
If not I will have to trust to friends
What does Gov. P. say about tak
ing the negroes? Mrs. Butler left me
for home on Friday last (this is Tues
day) and should have reached home
by now if nothing^has happened and
she did not stop in Columbia.
Everything is quiet here. We are
very busy damming up Hatcher's
Run - (probably named after the an
cestors of the illustrious Alfred)
with a view of impeding the progress
of the pestiferous Yankees the next
time Grant endeavors to "spread his
wings." He will get his plumes dous
ed as well as burnt. We are also
making arrangements to move nearer
to Stoney Creek Depot so as to be
nearer forage-and go regularly in
to winter quarters.
How are matters wagging in Geor
gia? I opine badly-and am very
much exercised by it. I think Hood's
campaign has been the most com
plete abortion of the war. Where is
he and'what is he doing in the name
of common sense? Very little nows
is allowed to reach us or at least
docs not do so.
Please let me hear from you.
Very truly yours, etc.
M. C. Butler.
Mr. Roper Durisoe,
Edgefield, S. C.
Postponement of County Flag
On account of the prevalence of
influenza in our state and at the
camps from which places a large and
attractive part of the programme
will be drawn, such as the band and
some of the speakers, it has become
necessary to make a decision in ref
erence to the service flag raising at
the county scat.
It will not be possible to decide in
favor of the raising of the flag on
the 20th as no one can prophesy what
conditions will be at that time. For
that reason it is deemed advisable to
postpone the raising until a propi
tious time for all of our county to be
present and participate' as one in this
celebration of a glorious idea,
In the meantime full preparations
are in progress. The platform will be
built and the flag pole made and rais
ed, so that the occasion may be cel
ebrated at the earliest possible day.
A full programme will be published
in due time.
The different committees are send
ing in their contributions and by the
time all are heard from we feel sure
there will be sufficient funds to meet
the price of the flag and the necessary
expenses incident to its raising. Ev
erybody has been enthusiastic in
their generosity when approached on
the subject, and it is expected that
the flag will be up by the middle of
November. The flag will not be raised
however, till everybody in the county
has had an opportunity io know of
it, and read the cordial invitation
in The Advertiser. .
is now much better.
Rev. Malone Padgett of Saluda
has been visiting his daughter, Mrs.
J. L. Smith.
Mrs. J. H. Thacker has returned
from Americus, Ga., where she vis
ited her daughter, Mrs. Stackhouse.
Watson Nickerson is now at Fort
Merritt, N. J., and has been appoint
Miss Orlena Cartledge has gone
to Ninety Six to visit her cousin Mrs.
Frank Salier of Trej?
Life for His (cunt
The following are some interesting
letters which Mr. and Mrs. Salter re
ceived soon after Frank's death, from
his former employees and officers.
September 16, 19 IS.
My Dear Mr. Salter:
We learn with sincere sorrow and
regret of the death of your son. Mr. i
F. P. Saltar at Rich Field, Texas. I
On behalf of the company and al- j
so personally. I extend to you and j
your good wife our deepest sympa
Your son had many friends among
the officials and employees of the
company, who are grieved at the news
of the unfortunate accident and it
is with profound sorrow that we fix
the first gold star to our Service
Flag here in Memphis.
I know too well that words cannot
[Comfort you but we do want you to
knew that we sympathize keenly
with you in your great sorrow.
The Buckeye Cotton Oil Company,
J. K. Snuggs,
September 27, 19IS.
Mrs. Pick Salter.
Trenton, S. C.
Dear Mrs. Salter:
The Baraca Class of the First Bap
tist church of which your son,
Frank P. Salter, was an honored
member for years, at its class meet
ing last Sunday morning, directed
the secretary to write you a letter
expressing the love and sympathy of
We were ail very fond of Frank,
and missed him greatly when he left
us to go into the service.
Wc beg to extend to you our deep
est sympathy in your great loss, and
wish you to know how very much
as a class we miss him and mourn
E. II. Shackleford, secretary.
Sam Holloway, Teacher.
September 16, 1918.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Salter,
Trenton, S. C.
I am dropping you these few lines
to assure you that we share your
sorrow in the loss of the dear boy.
No particulars have been given us,
but we have heard that he lost his
life last Thursday in preparation for
service for his country.
Frank was not so very long with
3?i Who Sacrificed His
rv at Kelly Field,*
iber 12. 1918 ..
us in our church, but he was hore
long enough for us to learn to love
hi n. I regarded him as a young
r'. -istian whose life was beautiful
and consistent. As his pastor I ob-"
served with increasing delight his
steady, hopeful, faithful character.
As I understand he gave his life |
for the cause of Christ and then for I
his country. What more could one :
do? It is a pleasing thought amid :
all the shadows of this hour, to think
of him as one who made good as far !
as he could go. Also let the words of
our Savior have their.full meaning!
now, when he said. "I am the resu- j
rection and the life: he that believ-j
Cth in me though he were dead, yet
shall he live: and whosoever liveth
arid believeth shall never die."
God bless you and all those whom j
Sincerely and in sympathy,
W. U. Boone.
Hdq. Signal Corps Aviation School,
Rich Field, Waco. Texas.
September 15, 1918.
From: The Commanding Officer, Ca
det Squadron "A"
To Mr. atid Mrs. T. P. Salter, Tren
ton, S. C.
Subject: F. P. Salter.
1. It is with a sense of personal
loss that I extend to you my deep
sympathy in this hour of your be
2. Cadet Salter was under my im
mediate command during his entire
career at this Field, and it will be a
source of gratification to you to
know that during the whole of that
period his conduct was most exem
plary and his devotion to duty abso
lute. His comrades loved hil. . and he
had tho confidence and esteem of
o. I know that your grief will be
somewhat assuaged by the knowl
edge that he was privileged to die in
the manner in which he would have
chosen to die, "in line of duty," in
his Country's cause and in the cause
of all humanity.
2nd Lieut. A. S., S. C.
Sluggish Demand For Seed.
The wheels of t^ade are not run
ning us smoothly as they would if
they had more cotton seed to grease
them, so say the merchants. In ac
cordance with a long-standing cus
tom cotton seed money is spent over
the county and practically never
used to pay debts. The government
regulations have somewhat blocked
the seed business. Howevci , in time
all but a few left for. planting will
find their way to the oil mills.
Peace Effort Made By Von
Washington, Oct. 15.- Internal
political conditions in Germany and
possibly in Austria-Hungary as well
as the military situation on the wes
tern front, are expected to determine
the nature and time of the German
reply to President Wilson's communi
cation of yesterday definitely closing
the door to peace negotiations with
German autocracy. The president's
note probably already has reached
Berlin through the Swiss foreign
Reports reaching Washington to
day through official som ces by the
way of neutral countries not only
indicated the existence of almost cha
otic conditions in the central powers,
but also said that it was Field Mar
shal von Hindenburg himself who
was responsible for the German gov
ernment accepting the president's
peace terms and seeking an immedi
It was said that at a recent meet
ing of the military leaders and the
heads of the parties in the reichstag
vcn Hindenburg boldly declared .that
Germany must have peace at once
at the best terms she could get. He
said the armies no longer had the
necessary munitions and materials
to continue the struggle, nor was
there any source of supply.
In the light of this situation, the
field marshal said he felt the time |
had come to try first for an armis
tice and then for peace and he urged
that this could be only in the light of
a concession to the demands of the
Socialists and Pacifists in Germany.
Prince Maximilian, the chancellor,
is reported to have strongly opposed
such a course, dreading a reaction
against the junker element by the
Socialists, but imperial approval was
given von^Hindenburg's plans and the
request for peace followed.
No indication has been given as
to when replies will be made by
President Wilson to Austrian and
Turkish appeals for peace. It is un
derstood that there is no ground for
the apprehension which has arisen in
Austria that the president w^vld re
fuse to reply to Premier Burians ap
peal because of the autocratic char
acter of the Austrian government.
It was said that this might well figure
in a final peace proposal but would
not operate to prevent the consider
ation of an armistice which Austria
Thc same is true of the Turkish
appeal, and while not officially stated,
it is believed that the prime reason
for delay in reply to both these ap
lications is to afford time for the
president's response to Germany's
peace proffer to filter to the masses
in Austria and Turkey through the
rigorous censorship that exbts.
In the meantime, attention now
centers in the military situation and
renewed efforts to furnish the armies
closing in on thc central powers all
the men and material to achieve a
military victory in the fieid.
War Community Service Help
Columbia, Sept. 15. - Soldiers
from South Carolina are enjoying the
hospitality of soldiers' clubs in cities
all over the country, and no matter
to what camp they are sent they will
find the War Camp Community Ser
vice at work in each municipality
stimulating and providing clubs, en
tertainments, home hospitality and
friends for them when they leave
camp and go to town on a Saturday
afternoon or Sunday.
In the same way, soldiers from ev
ery corner of the United States are
Carolinians in our camp cities.
The result of this War Camp Com
munity Service is not only to keep
uj) the spirits of the boys away from
home, keeping them clean mentally
and.physically, but it is introducing
them to each other-soldiers ami cit
izens from all parts of the country.
It is not the paid workers of the
War Camp Community Service who
have the biggest part in this work,
but the volunteer workers of all the
organizations, and the citizens in the
camp cities. The War Camp Commu
nity Service consists not in the work
of one organization alone but thc
New goods arriving daily. We have
the largest and best selected stock
in this neighborhood. It doesn't mat
ter what you need, if it is something
to wear you can always find it here
for less money.
RED OAK GROVE.
Circle Met With Mrs. Joe Bus
sey. Death of Three Belov
ed Ladies. Urges War
We felt sad Sunday morning and
lonely, too, that we were to have no
Sunday school, besides r,ot meeting
with the Sunday school our W. M. U.
monthly meeting was cailed off also.
One matter of business was to see if
our society could not have a repre
sentative at the state meeting at
Sumter November 5th to 7th.
The Circle meeting was held with
Mrs. Joe Bussey last Wednesday af
ternoon instead of with Mrs. Oscar
Timmerman. It was quite a good meet
ing notwithstanding sickness which
caused small attendance. Mrs. Griffig
seemed full of foreign mission inter
est, and made our study very in
structive, making eaeh of us feel a
real responsibility was resting u?ion
us now, as probably never before
since the organization of W. M. U.
The girls will meet with Miss Ru
by Dorn in their Y. W. A. work next
Sunday afternoon. The president,
Miss Maggie Agner, was so much
missed at the last meetiing. She and
Miss Clela both have been quite sick.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman is learning
housekeeping this week while her
mother is at the bedside of Mr. Wil
lie Parkman at Colliers.
Miss Millie Bussey has also been
real sick the past week.
The friends and relatives of Mrs.
John Corie/, also her sister, Mrs.
White, will be grieved to learn of
their deaths, both occurring last
week in Greenwood from influenza.
We were saddened also on learning
of the death of Mrs. Bessie Partlow
Andrews of Greenwood. To know
Mrs Andrews was to love her. Our
first days of school experience were
nade more easy and pleasant by her
kindness. Many times her history and
geography lessons were explained to
me by-the-pictures, though I was .
learning then to spell "baker" and
"amity" along in the "blue back
speller" at Mt. Creek in the old
log school house. I love to think of
the kindness of Bessie Partlow and
Lizzie Holloway and our teacher,
Mr. Russell Bodic.
Mrs. Marnie Bussey and Miss Ma
mie Bussey returned from Green
wood last week and report that Mr.
and Mrs. Pat Bussey are both doing
Miss Sunie Sharpton has been
made post mistress at Clarks Hill.
There could not have been a wiser
selection for Mi~s Sunie does with
accuracy whatever she undertakes,
besides her training in clerical work.
Misses Lizzie and Annie Mae Mims
returned last Sunday from a visit to
their sister, Mrs. Fred Andrews in
Mr. E. A. Rogers of Callison was
among relatives near Red Oak Grove
last week-end. Mr. Rogers has a sun
ny nature for one of his years and
makes friends wherever he goes.
We should not slacken our inten
tions to do all in our power to win
the war, because our news of success
sounds more favorable each day. At
least we must, have gardens and try
to continue to raise everything we
consume as nearly as possible. There
are men being added for us to feed,
as captures are being made. Besides
Germany can not be trusted.
First io Pay Taxes.
The county treasurer, Mr. James
T. .Minis, opened his office yesterday
to receive taxes and the first two
men to pay were Mr. J. M. Mays and
Dr. B. F. Jones. For several years
.Mr. Mays has been the first taxpayer
to walk up and plank down the cash
for the support of his government.
Some Men Bond "Tithers."
The man who has bought only a
one-hundred-dollar bond when he
should have purchased a thousand
dollar-bond feels just a bit mean and
"sheepish." We know of a few fel
lows who show this feeling on their
faces. They can easily remove this
unpatriotic expression by calling at
one of the banks and doing their full
duty. They will then sleep better at
night and can exclaim "Hurrah for
our brave boys in France" with a
clearer ring to it. Such men are
"tithers", having only purchased one
tenth of their ability and duty to