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VOL. 83 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1918 un 34
Many Cases of Influenza. Pa
triotic Missionary Ladies.
Mr. Dobey Celebrat
ed 73rd Birthday.
The Board of Health, during the
. past' week reported about 80p cases
of influenza within a radius of 5
miles of Johnston. Many of the fam
ilies in town have been afflicted with
it, and in many cases every member
.f the household would be prostrate.
In one home there were nine, and in
another there were seven, sick at
.ne time, and the problem was dis
tressing. There does not seem to be
an increase this week but in the ru
ral district it is gaining sway. Eve
ry precaution is being used, ami the
ice-cream parlors and founts are
closed for a while. On Saturday the
council -considered closing all stores
at 2 o'clock, but it was decided to
allow them to stay open, but to al
low no crowd to gather at any point.
Every one seems only too willing to
comply with any request.
During the last drive for the Lib
erty Loan, the members of the Bap
tist Missionary Society decided to
buy a bond, the money to be raised
by indiv.-lual gifts. The benefit of
this bond was for the Baptist Hos
pital, Columbia, with the view that
the mothers of any of the South Cari
olina boys overseas, when sick and
if needy could be treated there. The
idea was also for aid there to any
.f the boys if they returned needing !
treatment. In the raising of the
funds, all responded so generously
that two instead of one bond wer.'
purchased. With this as a state-wide
movement by all societies, the needy
sick mothers of the soldier boys will
ever be caTed for.
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis and Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Lewis and little Annie
Lamar are at home from a visit to
'Mr. and Mrs. Will Mobley in Thomp
Mrs. Milton- Meyer of Aiken, and
Miss Luelle Norris of Columbia have
been for a visit to Mrs. M. E. Norris.
Mrs. Kittie Rushton who has been
living in Greenwood for the past
two years, has returned to Johnston
and is again in her' old home.
Mr. Clarence Jacobs who is locat
ed in Columbia is here for a visit to
his parents. >
Mrs. Herbert Eidson is at home
from Wright's Hospital and every
one is delighted that she is so much
Miss Emma Bouknight is the
guest of her cousin, Mrs. Miller, in
Miss Emma Wright has been quite
ill with pneumonia, but is now con
Mrs. C. B. Boatwright of Louisi
ana has been the guest of her niece,
Mrs. J. W. Marsh, and from here she
went to Saluda to visit he'r son, Mr.
The following anouuncement has
been received here by friends: "Mr.
and Mrs. Beverly Montgomery an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Irene Earle, to Captain Allen
Lester Broadwater,. U. S. A., Wed
nesday, October 9th, 1918, Landrum
Miss Montgomery was one of the
teachers in the high school here last
session, and it was while here that
Cupid played his pranks, their first
meeting having been here. Hearty
congratulations are extended.
Miss Orlena Cartledge has return
ed from Ninety Six where she has
been the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
Captain Jordon of Camp Jackson
was a visitor in the home of Mr. Da
vid Howard for the week-end.
Veteran H. W. Dobey celebrated
his 73rd birthday on the 20th and he
is as hale and hearty almost as the
soldier of the present day. It is a
strange coincidence, but three vet
erans who belonged to the same com
pany, and as they call it, "messed
together" in the war, should find
themselves, within the last few
years, all together, their three hous
es being in a row, they being Vet
erans J. M. Turner, H. W. Dobey
and M. W. Clark.
Mr. Eugene Thrailkill has pur
chased a home on Addison Street,
and he and his family are now dom
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Browne have
moved to Edisto Street, and Mrs-.
T. R. Denny is again in her old home
after an absence of two years.
. Mrs. DeSaussure Hogan has re
The Cotton Seed Situation.
The difficulties surrounding the
transportation of all heavy freight is
proving one of the perplexing fea
tures cf commerce just at this time,
including cotton-an embargo being
placed on the latter commodity in
Augusta for the past several days.
Now, it seems that the cotton seed
situation is one of the important
questions that must be settled in or
der to avoid great loss, and this
should be obviated, if possible, be
cause this is a great food crop and
therefore should be saved at all costs.
There have been many problems
connected with the cotton seed indus
try this season, chief of which is the
matter of moving them from a point
of origin to the mills and after that
handling them there, for the mills
.have insufficient help in every in
stance. In an effort to aid the prob
lem the food administration in Geor
gia has issued three orders on cotton
seed as follows:
Cotton seed dealers, ginners and
individuals are forbidden to load
cars before they have an order for
"the car load of cotton seed.
Shippers of cotton seed are forbid
den to ship seed to any crusher or
dealer who has not ordered or bought
such seed from the shipper. ?
Ginners, dealers and individuals
are forbidden to store or leave cot
jton seed where they will be exposed
to the weather, or to store them in
such manner as will result in loss of
food and feed value through heating.
It is stated that there are many
complaints of dealers loading cars
before they can be moved, shipping
to buyers without orders and various
other troubles. Farmers should keep
their cotton seed at home, just as
they should cotton, until the market
is stabilized, and in this way they
will aid in solving a problem of the
most difficult nature-one which can
hardly be remedied without such co-1
operative action.-Augusta Chronicle
Death of Pressiey Doolittle.
Clad in his uniform; an evidence"
that he was in the military service
of his country, the body of Pressiey
Doolittle was laid to rest in the Red
Oak Grove cemetery Saturday morn
ing. This splendid young man was
inducted into military service Sep
tember 2, and had been in training
at Camp Jackson since that time.
He was stricken, along with hun
dreds of his comrades, with influ
enza. Complications set in and he
was unable to resist the disease. He
was a brave boy who possessed ma
ny fine qualities and when called to
the post of duty he went willingly
to fight for humanity and the liberty
of the American people. Had he
been spared until he reached the
scene of conflict overseas, there is
no question but that Pressiey Doo
little would have done his part nobly
and bravely. He ?came of that kind
of stock and he would have prathered
additional honors unto the" name he
bore. His death will add another
gold star to the County ^Service Flag
which will soon be raised upon the
public square of Edgefield. All hon
or to him and may his noble, patri
otic, unselfish example be an in
spiration to others. .
invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strentrtheninfr tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enriches the blood, and builds up the sys
t?rru. A true tonic. For adults und childi eu. SO'
turned to Congaree after a two
weeks' stay here at the bedr'de of
her mother, Mrs. O. S. Wertzs, in
the home of Mrs. H. W. Crouch.
Mrs. Wertzs was taken suddenly ill
at her daughter's and is just able
to return to her home.
Mr. Leroy Wertzs of Belton was
a recent visitor here with relatives.
Mrs. Robert Long was here a part
of last week with friends.
Miss Jamie Bruce is the guest of
the Misses Bean.
Mrs. Ficklin has returned to Bates
burg after a visit in the home of her
sister, Mrs. Ollie Rhoden.
Mr. J. Neil Lott is having erected
a handsome brick and tile residence
in west Johnston. The dwelling is
being erected just behind the old
Lott homestead, one of the oldest
places in the vicinity, and historic
as well. When the dwelling is com
pleted this will be removed.
M\ and Mrs. Horace Cassells of
L. ton were guests last week in
the home of their son, Mr. W. P.
Edgefield County Went "Over
the Top" iii ^ Fourth
The following figures show the sub
scriptions through the several banks:
Farmers Bank . . gp.
Bank of Edgefield
Bank of Trenton . .
Bank of Western Carolina ,
Bank of Johnston ...
Edgefield went over and Trenton
went over. Edgefield county went
over its,banking appropriation. ./
American Soldier As Seen By
With the British Army in France,
Oct. 20.-Just what the Germans
think of American soldiers with a
few side remarks regarding the St.
Mihiel operations is disclosed in a
confidential document signed by the
chief intelligence officer of the Nine
teenth German Army which has
been captured by Americans fighting
on the British front.
The document prefaces a ''discus
sion of the St. Mihiel attack by ad
mitting that the number of Ameri
cans in reserve on that occasion was
unknown. It then takes up the divi
sions which carried out the assault.
It says the First, S^-rcnd and Forty
second, *re tried .attack .Jivisionnl
and the Fourth 'and"'Twenty-sixth'\\
are fighting divisions which already
, proved their qualities in battles on
pother parts of the front. The Fifth
j Eighty-ninth and Nineteenth are de
. sribed as divisions never identified
in battle, but with some good expe
rience in the line, and the Thirty
fourth as in reserve.
^The document then discussed the
details of the operations, admitting
that when the Americans reached
Thiaucourt the entire St. Mihiel sa
lient was rendered untenable and
there its evacuation was or
dered and the retreat carried out
according to plan.
A little further on the order,
which was distributed generally
throughout the German army, has
this to say of the American soldier:
"He obviously is very much afraid
of being taken prisoner. He defends
himself violently to the last against
this danger and does not surrender
This seems to be the result of propa
ganda picturing cr\iel treatment if
he falls into German hands.
"The American is expert in hand
ling 'machine guns, is firm on the de
fensive and develops a strong power
of resistance from his very numer
ous machine guns. The bearing of
the' infantry indicates slight military
training. The artillery was at its
j best as long as it remained at its or
iginal positions during preparations
for an attack. The methods of fire
were good. I? was very quick in get
ting on opportune targets, this ap
parently.being due to the lavish em
ployment of techincal devices. With
in a minimum period the Americans
were able to furnish a well directed
"Liaison between the infantry and
artillery was perfect. When infantry
ran into machine gun nests it im
mediately fell back ?md a new artil
lery preparation from accompanying
batteries followed very promptly.
"A large number of tanks were
assembled for attack, but only a
small number came at us, as large
infantry masses already had achiev
ed the desired end."
A sentence in the document says:
"In general it should be noted the
American is quite honorable-he
does not fire on. stretcher bearers."
Treat Grain for Smut.
To avoid the toll exacted by smut
treat your oats and wheat as fol
From any drug store purchase one
pint of Formalin, to this add forty
gallons of water, sprinkle or put
your grain in sacks and dip in this
solution taking out right away and
covering with sacks or bags previ
ously sprinkled or dipped in the
same solution that your grain was
treated with. Leave covered for two
hours, then spread out to dry. Gram
should be planted not later than
two- days after being treated. This
method is better $han the Blue Stone
method, being used for oats and
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K E. -Stokes, Countv Agent.
Sugar Restriction Grows More
Washington, Oct. 18.-Restric
tions on the use of sugar will be even
more rigid during November and De
cember than at present in order that
the needs of the fighting forces of
the United States and allies may be
supplied. The food administration an
nounced tonight that sugar allot
ments for household use will be held
strictly to two pounds a person each
month and that the supply for man
ufacturers of soft drinks, ice cream
and confections would be reduced
For the manufacture of soft
drinks the amount to be supplied
during November and December will
be 25 per cent, of the normal re
quirements or a cut of one-half from
the amount used for such purposes
since July. Ice cream manufacturers
will come under the same restric
tions, receiving only one-fourth the
amount normally required.
Practically all manufacturers of
beverage syrups, chewing gum, choc
olate, cocoa, malted milk, table syr
ups and molasses, soda water and
artificial honey will be cut to 50 per
from July 1 to December 31, 1916
and the year T917 combined.
For Sale. '
Twelve Buff Orpington
$1.50 a piece.
W. E. STOKES.
Death of Mrs. James Stevens,
Thursday afternoon Mrs. Stevens,
the wife of Mr. James Stevens, Jr.,
died 'at her home on the Martin
Town road after a very short ill
ness. She fell a victim of influenza
and later pneumonia developed. Mrs.
Stevens was before her marriage
Miss Lucy Doolittle and was beloved
by a large circle pf friends. She was
devoted to her home life and found
her greatest joy in contributing to
the happiness of those near and dear
to her. She was a member of Red
Oak Grove church, where the funer
was held Friday afternoon. Be
sides her husband, this good woman
is survived by one daughter. Sincere
sympathy is extended to the bereav
Three Open Graves.
Three open graves at Red Oak
Grove Cemetery at one time last
Friday was an unusual and deeply
impressive sight. The three deaths
were Mrs. James Stevens, Jr., Press
ley Doolittle and a child^ cf Mr. and
Mrs. Frank McKinnie.
I Death of Mr. F. S. Long.
A number of deaths have occur
red- in the county within the past
j few weeks, but among the saddest
j was the passing away of Mr. F. S.
j Long near Trenton early Tuesday
morning, October 15, his demise
'causing the taking of a young hus
band, father and an only son of his
widowed mother, Mrs. Sallie Long.
Mr. Long was stricken with influ
enza and from the first, despite the
best medical attention and the most
tender, painstaking nursing, he was
prostrated early in the attack and
his vitality steadily became exhaust
ed. Mr. Long was in his &4th year.
Soon after graduating from New
berry college about 10 or 12 years
ago, where he made a-splendid rec
ord, he began to teach and had been
teaching continuously since that
time. For a number of years he
taught in Beaufort, but accepted
the Trenton school for the present
session, making his home with his
mother. He stood high in the teach
ing profession and was offered sever
al good school. Few young men in
the county, of Mr. Long's genera
tion, were better equipped for a ca
reer of useful service than he was.
He was a- member of Harmony
church, from which church the fun
eral service was conducted Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. J. H. Thacker.
Besides his devoted wife and two
little children, four and six years of
age, Mr. Long is survived ,by his
mother/ Mrs. Sallie Marsh Long and
one sister, Mrs. Walter H. Smith.
Well Executed Withdrawal in
Washington, Oct. 18.-While the
German retirement in Belgium has
glittering possibilities military opin
ion is forced to the conclusion that
what is in progress is a well ordered
and executed withdrawal, probably
upon prepared positions. The fact
that reports from other portions of
the front, notably from the Lille area
and southeast of Laon also tell of re
tirements, gives the movement indi
; e.itio'iB of a .genera! withdrawal, but
as yet no official information.'- bsa
come to indicate where the line upon
which the enemy will attempt to
stand has been established.
Army officials can take no notice
of the numerous reports of an im
pending complete capitulation in
seeking the explanation of the Ger
man maneuvers in the field. They
can ascribe these operations to very
definite-and well developed plans of
the German staff. It was said tonight
?that the enemy probably had begun
the second phase of the withdrawal
caused by the unwavering pressure
by Marshal Foch all along the battle
line. Lacking the reserves for a stand
on an extended front, it is to be as
sumed that he is falling back to a
much shortened line where he can
show greaser resisting power.
Forced to Compromise.
There is reason to believe, how
ever, that under the hammering of
the allied and American armies, the
German high command has been com
pelled to make a compromise. In
stead of holding on to the front line
until tfie new front was in readiness,
it is regarded as highly probable that
the retirement is being made to de
fenses not fully equipped and cer
tainly not manned with extensive re
serves. The rapidity of the allied pur
suit in each case gives no opportunity
for rest or reorganization.
The genius of the German gener
al staff is plainly shown, officers say,
in the withdrawal thus far and it is
still evident that a well ordered move
ment is clearing enemy forces out
of the Belgian coast area.
The reports showing that the
French were making progress in
clearing up the Oise-Serre pocket,
southeast of Laon, attracted partic
ular attention here. This narrow
point of high ground between the
two rivers, guarded by wide marshy
water lines on both fronts, has ap*
peared to be the bastion on which the
enemy resistance in the center rested.
It has been regarded as incapable of
retention for any great length of
time, however, as it is subject to a
three sides bombardment of heavy
The enemy made this sector, how
ever, a part of the Hindenburg line,
and has been employing it to hold up
the general advance in the center.
To Shorten Line.
The collapse of this position pre
sumably means a rapid straightening
of the whole center of the front. At
Some Have Succumbed to I?
fluenza. Mrs. Sallie Bunch
Continues Feeble. Mr.
. Third Sunday being service day
at Hardys, we went up there, not
having heard there would not be any
services. We found the church closed
and no one cam? so we returned
The Cemetery school has been
closed until permission is given te
resume business on account of the
influenza scare., There may be some
cases of it among the white 'people
that I have not heard of but- there f
are several negro families dow?
with it in the neighborhood.
Mr. Tom McKie's family are up
again and so. is Mr. George McKie's
little boy. Miss Pearl McKie, w?
were glad to hear, is improving
! Mr. Harry Bunch is out again,
though not strong yet. His children
have all recovered from th?ir colds.
Mrs. Sallie Bunch is quite feeble
and does not gain any strength.
Mrs. J. H. Harrison, we were glad
to hear,- was sufficiently recovered
from her bad feelings to enjoy a
visit With Mr. Harrison to his sis
ters in Trenton a week ago.
Mrs. Townes and Mrs. Walter Ste
vens visited Mrs. Bunch Wednesday
and said that Mr. Frank Townes had
gone to attend the fair in Atlanta. ?
He-expects to exhibit some hogs at
Columbia next week.
Mrs. E. J. Barker is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. George Townes in
Mrs. Fred Barker's mother, Mrs.
Barker of Tennessee, is visiting her
daughter at Curryton. , <
. Mr. and Mrs. Ct?arlie Biggar, for
merly Mrs. Frances Townes, visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Medlock Sunday afternoon.'
Miss May Seckenger returned to
Augusta Tuesday after a visit to
;;er sister, - Sir: . ?ir-':.:.
Mrs. Luther Reese spent .tuesday
with Mrs. Tom McKie to. see Miss
Addilee McKie and bid her good-bye
before she left for Washington, D.
C. At that place she will join her
jaunt, Miss Georgia Reese, who has I
a government position there.
Miss Jennie Briggs is visiting her
sister, Mrs. John D. Hughey, who
has been quite sick.
We were very sorry indeed to hear
of Mr. Tom Shaw'? painful accident
with the gin. Hope he is recovering
Miss Mattie Shaw has recovered
from her spell of influenza.
We hope that Mr. Alvin Stevene'
family have recovered from the in
Death of Little Babe. .
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
I ie Glover, and they have many warm
personal friends in all parts of the
I county, sympathize with them in
the death of their little infant son,
one of the dear little twins, which
occurred Monday night. The pluck
ing of this little bud from the/home
circle strengthens the ties that bind
the \ devoted parents to the spirit
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Children take it ?nd never kHow it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
ft the jest time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
name FEBRILINE is b'own in botUe. 25 cents
the wings of this vital part of the
line American troops northwest of
Verdun and Anglo-American forces
at Le Cateau are hammering ahead
toward the main communication lines
which support the whole enemy
framework. This, it was said, probab
ly accounts for the stubborn resist
ance on both wings as compared with
that encountered elsewhere.
The freeing of the ?Belgian coast
may be of the greatest value in fur
nishing the allied forces with new
bases from which to operate anti
submarine patrols. The German u
boat flotillas on the Flanders coast
have been a thing of the past ever
since the harbors were blocked by
the British forces, which undoubted
ly had a share in convincing the ene
my high command of the wisdom of
quitting that territory.