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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917
Death of Mr. Crim. Influenza
Situation No Better. Red
Cross Knitters Very
The death of Mr. Hundley Crim
.which occurred on Saturday at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Crim, brought much sadness to the
town, for this noble young man was
held in high esteem by everyone.
Mr. Crim had influenza, and later
double pneumonia developed, and it
was soon seen that there was little
hope for his life. Loving hands work
el tirelessly to ?ave his life, but it
seemed that his life for this earth
was ended and that God was ready,
fdr this brave, noble spirit to come
Mr. Crim was a member of the
.Baptist church and was a young man
of many noble traits of character. He
was kind and gentle and a friend to
everyone, and will be truly missed.
Besides his mother, he leaves a sis
ter Mrs. Rhodes of Hampton, and
five brothers, Rev. Eulie Crim of
Lamar, James, Richard and David ?
Crim, and a half brother, Mr. Walter
Crim. On Sunday at two o'clock the
burial took place at Mt. of Olives
cemetery, being conducted by his pas
tor, Rev. W. S. Brooke. The deepest
sympathy is felt for the bereaved
It was hoped that there was going
to be a decrease in the cases of in
fluenza, but there are many new
cases. Dr. Quattlebaum of Columbia j
has been here for a week assisting '
the physicians, who have been going j
not onfr every hour of thc day, but '
night as well. The epidemic is spread
ing among the negroes. Some are not
nosing any precaution about visiting
and sitting about with the sick. There
have been several deaths among !
Mrs. David Phillips and Miss Ruth '
Phillips of Springfield are spending j
this week with Mrs. Mary Waters.
Trap McAIanus of the Navy spent j'
the week-end hereiwTth friends. : j
Very interesting letters have been ;
received from Miss Elliot ?ardy, who j
is "in Washington, D. C., holding a
Some of the ladies of our town are
wonderful knitters, and have done a
fine work for the Red Cross. Mrs.
Ann Mobley has knit forty-seven
pairs of socks, which are beautifully
Dr. F. Smith of Leesville has been
filling the place of Dr. L. S. Maxwell !
at the drug store. The latter is now
The entire family of Mr. Joe
Wright have been ill with influenza
and little Mary Alice's case has de- j
veloped into pneumonia. .
Mr. Earl Crouch's condition has.j
been such as to call in a trained
nurse and Mrs. Crouch's mother has
come to assist in restoring him to
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn of Green
wood arrived on Sunday to be with
the home folks, some of whom are
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Langston, who
have been making their home in Ashe
ville, N. C., for several years, have
returned to Johnston to reside, Their
friends here cordially welcome them.
Dr. W. S. Stokes h?s returned to
Columbia after a few weeks' stay
here with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis have de
cided to go to their farm at Eureka
and live, but will probably not move ?
out until about January. j.
Miss Marie Lewis has been at
Edgefield, the guest of her cousin,
Miss Gladys Padgett.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison has
returned to Chicora college.
Mrs. Herbert Eidson is at home
from Wright's hospital and is now
very much improved, her special
nurse coming with her for a week's
stay. Her friends are glad to know
that she is much better.
Bored wells will be had here soon,
the work being in progress now, the
first one being at the center crossing
of Main and Lee Streets. .
Mr. ^ Mrs. Eugene Kneece, of
Monetta are guests in the home of?
Mr. M. W. 'Clark.
.Whenever You Neei a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Red Cross Activities.
Last week the rooms presented a
appearance of great activity. Mis
Butler with her efficient corps c
workers were finishing up the allo
ment of split irrigation pads, an
Miss Gladys Rives with nearly all th
young girls in town, besides man
women workers, were making refi
gee garments for the children of Be
gium and France. She will be gla
for any one who cannot come to th
work rooms to help, to take hom
these little garments to make. Th
'country auxiliaries might help in thi:
We have another surgical dressing
allotment of 4,000 9 by 9 gauz
wipes which will soon be on hanc
Miss Butler hopes that all worker:
both trained and untrained, will b
on hand to help, when these arrive
as they have to be finished in 3
days. . '
The mending for the sewing de
partment has not yet arrived, but a
soon as it comes, or as soon as othe
work comes which can be given out
the country auxiliaries will be noti
fied and their allotments sent them
The annual meeting scheduled ti
take place on the 23rd, was by in
struction from headquarters, post
poned until the 20th of November
at which time we hope to have Dr
Coburn from Camp Hancock with u?
to deliver the address. Of course th<
cause of this postponement is the pre
.valence of influenza all over 'oui
country which may make it necessarj
for further postponement-notice oJ
which would be announced.
A called meeting of the executive
board was* held on Friday to consider
nominees for#chapter offices, the elec
tion to take place at the time of the
annual meeting, by popular vote.
The regular executive board meet
ing will be held on Friday of this
week, November 1st for attention to
regular business of the chapter! All
members are urged to be present.
The cartons* for our soldiers'
Christmas boxes have not yet arriv
ed. We have until November 15th to
get these sent and we hope, that ev
cryor-L- wi'l hilve the Icbel or coupon
from'Weir boy to put on them. These
boxes are small. The following are
rules in regard to them from head
Cartons will be distributed to
chapters by November 1st.
No parcels wil be mailed after Nov
ember 15, 1918.
The label issued to the man over
seas by the army authorities and for
warded by him to some relative or
friend in this country will entitle the
holder to apply to the local Red Cross
organization for one carton.
The cartons must be packed by
the relatives or friends and delivered
UNWRAPPED and UNLABELED to
the Red Cross to be weighed, inspect
ed, wrapped, labeled and delivered to
No package may weigh more than
three pounds. s- *
No written message may be in
The sender must furnish the nec
essary postage from place of mailing
to Hoboken, N. J.
The label must be brought to the
Red Cross for the inspectors to place
it on the box after the box is wrap
These boxes are 3 by 4 by 9 inches
when wrapped, so cannot contain
more than just a remembrance from
"folks at home." We are asked- to re
member that the opportunity to send,
a Christmas parcel at all is a rare,
one and the restrictions must be
The chairmen of the country auxil
iaries are asked to see that each per
son entitled to receive the carton is
given the opportunity through the
auxiliary and that they cooperate
with the chapter in any way they
can. The committee in the chapter in
charge of the boxes is, Mrs. J. H.
Nicholson, Mrs. Jas. Byrd and Mrs.
Agatha Woodson. We have only a
short time in which to work and we
hope by Monday or Tuesday of next
week to have the cartons on hand.
Then we will all have to work fast.
The rooms will be open to give them
out all day. If they come before this
week's paper goes to press, notice
will be in the papers.
Agatha A. Woodson,
for the Publicity Committee.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature oi E. W. GROVE. 25c.
Benjamin F. Mays Died in
All of Edger!eltl was saddened when
the news came to Edgefield last week
of the death of Ben Mays, one of our
own Edgefield boys who has been
residing for a number of years in
our capital city of Washington where
he held a responsible government
Mr. Mays was about 37 years of
age, and was married to a beautiful
young woman of Washington, Miss
Audrey Palmer. They had a little
girl' about 4 years of age.
A telegram came a short while be
fore his death, to his father, Col. S.
B. Mays, and as Col. Mays vvas about
to leave for Washington, a telegram
was handed him announcing his sad
death, a splendid young man, just in
the prime of life.
The cause of his death as reported,
was pneumonia following influenza.
On" Saturday the remains reached
Edgefield, and the funeral services
were conducted by Rev. A. L. Gun
ter, and the body laid beside his
-mother in the burial ground of his
toric old Horns Creek church.
He leaves besides his wife, his
father, Col. S. B. Mays, brothers,
Arthur, Calhoun and Sam Mays, and
sisters, ' Miss Madge, Miss Ella, and
Mrs. Gambrell, the latter of Green
wood, at the occasion of whose mar
riage Mr. and Mrs* Ben Mays and
their beautiful little daughter paid
their last visit together to Edgefield
only a few months ago, the marriage
taking place under the old home roof
tree where this large and affectionate
family had played and loved together
as little children.
(Since writing the above a tele-,
gram has been received by Col. Mays
announcing the d?ath of Mrs. Ben
Death of Mrs. JSen F. May:}.
Edgefield had not recovered from'
the sheck of hearing, the sad news
of the death of Benjamin F. Mays,
when a second telegram was received
just as The Advertiser was going to
press,_anru3unciBg.wh.at.proves jtp bfe
a double tragedy in thc death of
Mrs. Mays, the beautiful young wife
of Ben Mays at Quantico, Va.
Mrs. Mays was also a victim of in
fluenza and pneumonia,? and passed
away on Tuesday morning. The re
mains will arrive in Edgefield tomor
row, Thursday, and will be laid to
rest beside her beloved husband at
Horns Creek about 3:30 P. M.
The only child of this union is lit
tle Audrey Mays, four years of age.
The parents of Mrs. Mays are Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Palmer of Washing
ton- and she leaves also a sister .Miss
Lillian Palmer, the mother and sis
ter both lying ill at their home.
This is indeed a sad sequel to a'
beautiful and romantic married life
of less than a half dozen years.
We cannot understand it, but "Our
Heavenly Father Knows."
Work of the Woman's Commit
tee in the Fourth Liberty
The Woman's Committee for the
Fourth Liberty. Loan Drive did such
good work that I feel they deserve
a special word of praise. We sent in
a report of $85,700. For the Third
Liberty Loan we sent in only $17,000.
Mrs. Munsell has written me a very
enthusiastic letter about our record
and asked that I try and retain the
same committee for the Fifth Loan.
Miss Justine Cantelou topped the
list in amount of subscriptions, secur
ing $13,000. Mrs.. Frank Warren,
coming 2nd with $11,000. Miss Mae
Tompkins came third with $8,000.
Though the others did not secure
quite as much, they worked as hard
and deserve as much praise. Mrs. J.
D. Mathis of Trenton and her sub
committee did wonderful work, send
ing in about $20,000 in subscrip
tions. Mrs. Lewis Blount in Johnston
was hindered in her work by the epi
demic if influenza but she succeeded
in securing several thousand dollars
worth of bonds.
I want to thank the members of
this committee for the work they did
and the enthusiasm shown. I feel
greatly indebted to each one of them
and hope they will be ready when
we are called upon to launch the
S. E. RAINSFORD, Chairman
Woman's Liberty Loan Commilte,
Or, Ig"ag?s Bs? Bhnmn
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS.
Letter From Johnnie Holsten to
September 24, 1918.
Dear Papa :
Well; how are you these days? Just
fine, I hope. I am well and doing fine,
I am glad to say.
How is everything in the "city?"- I
guess everybody made a good crop
this year. A good crop was certainly
made over here, especially a good
grain cr^op. That's about all they can
make besides a. few other things as
tlie summer months are so short.
Isuppos? you are still on the job,
having^a big time. I certainly wish
I were^t?ere with you.
It i : . c -y cold ovor hore. Winter is
. oming^?iid I certainly hate it for ev
erybo'dj;?ells me the winters are hard.
It rams'nearly all the time and has
been raiding almost all of today. By
the looJ's of the weather, I think it is
going tc ;rain for a year.
I wrote Sister a long letter a few
days ago so I ?m not going to write a
long one this time for we have noth
ing to. write about except war news.
I wish I could write you something
about the war. I could write all the
afternoon on that. If I am lucky
enough to get back home after the
war I vnll have some news then. I
never widget through telling it, I
Well, ivam going to stop and call
this a short letter. Will write you
again irv a " . -"av " !" it "is about
Write ' 'ou can, and
see her?i ">ut me for
I am all i- ompany
with lot? don't
worry at a . onie
walking m a -dd
be some surp
How are Di,
H. Allen.?. Give
Dr. Jones. I ni,
hear from you rt
3rd Am. Tr?
P. S. Vfnz rever?
and'take care of the pen in it. J"
Death of Emmie Griffin Rafter
and Little Robert Franklin
A number cf years ago, Miss Em
ma Griffin left Edgefield with her
sister, Mrs. Lily Franklin and her
mother. She was a young girl at the
time who was known and esteemed
by everyone. She was a daughter of
Mr. James Griffin and Miss Davis of
Edgefield, and a grand-daughter of
Mr. Stanmore Butler Griffin who be
longed to one of the most distinguish
ed families of old Edgefield.
Miss Emma married Mr. Cornelius
Rafter of Columbia and they were
living there at the time of Mrs. Raf
ter's death from influenza, leaving
two little girls. On Sunday, a week
ago, the body was brought to Edge
field for burial in the new cemetery.
On Friday following, the little son j
of Mrs. Lily Griffin Franklin, Robert,
G months of age, was also brought
and laid beside the aunt, Mrs. Rafter,
hMr.. Franklin accompanying the re
Mrs. Rafter was the step grand
daughter of Mrs. Nannie Griffin, and
a niece of Mrs. Jim Brown. The fam
ily proved their loyalty to the place
of the nativity by bringing the re
mains of Iheir loved ones to the old
cemetery in Edgefield.
Death of Mrs. F. P. Bryan at
Trenton has been called upon again
to give up one of her best beloved
women, in the death from influenza
and pneumonia of Mrs. Ada Penn
Bryan on Sunday at 1 o'clock P. M*
Mrs. Bryan had charge of the Tren
ton Hotel and her service to the drum
mers and those who came into her
home was of the finest quality and
appreciated by the public. She was ill
several days before she gave up, and
her husband, being in Sumter at
work, did not reach home till Friday.
Mrs. Bryan had one son, Fred,
whom she was nursing when she was
Her funeral services were held at
Ebenezer church, her pastor, Rev. R.
G. Shannonhouse and Rev. A. L. Gun
ter conducting the last sad rites.
FOR SALE: 500 acre farm, 250 in
cultivation seven miles north east of
Aiken. Fine land. Price to quick buy
v CL. JONES, Mgr.
Monetta, S. C.
A Happy Re-Union.
Mr.? and "Mrs.W. A. Byrd and their
family spent Sunday at Longmires
with Mrs. Byrd's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Fuller. While there they
had the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Ful
ler's brother, Capt. R. M. Fuller who
enlisted ^irst at Camp Green, later
at Greenleaf and is now stationed at
Camp Morrison awaiting orders for
Dr. Fuller has been for a number
of years a very popular, useful and
successful physician at McCormick,
and when the epidemic of influenza
broke out at McCormick, the citizens
of that town sent a petition to head- '
quarters for a furlough of two weeks 1
or more, that he might minister to his }
friends in that community. Dr. Ful
ler was granted the furlough and is
at McCormick rendering this service
for those who love him.
Red Cross Workers Needed V
For Special Overseas^.
The Department of Personnel of, j
Southern Division of the Red Cross
has an urgent call for overseas
The work to be done includes two I j
separate forms of service. One is j j
for outpost duty and the other for ,
field representative. The outposts T
are situated in close geographical (
relation to the front. The men are :
used for the work of distributing ?
hot drinks, socks, sweaters and oth- jj.
er comforts to the men going into
and coming out of the line. These
posts to which they are assigned1 ^
workers will remain fixed and they | j.
will not be required- -to move-^
about with the division:-. Their work
is most important at tne same time ?j
'extremely interesting and va
he?'tovork of the Field Represen- ?
';es w?U bring such workers in ' s
t contact with Arrffy Comman- j
-'.and ihe heads of large hospi- L
s. These men must command the ic
spect of and be fully fitted, to
ingle on a basis.of intimacy, with
- :h= r,ra=i:: hav, tact,
ttgmation, discr?tion and ? initiative-: '. ..
Men accented for this branch of the!"
service may be also used as assist- | v
ants to zone commanders; they!,
may be assigned to work in hospi-j'
tals and will form a point of con-'j.
tact between the Red Cross and the j
commanding officers in hospitals "
and will have considerable control
over casualty searchers, social ser- .
vice workers in hospitals and will .
.Issume the duties of a regular field i
representative. These men may also |
be assigned to work in the Paris of- Iv
fice to co-ordinate the work of the y
various representatives and will al-js
so direct home communication andi*1
field searchers. They will live with ,L
the troops and keep in touch' with p
them in matters connected with;1
Twenty men for each one of these
kinds of position-outpost and field J
service, are asked from the South- 1
ern Division and the opportunity is 2
almost a personal call to service^
for such men as feel they can do |
-;- . . P
Mr. Thurmond Gives Effective *
Remedy for influenza. ?
Mr. Editor: lJ
The prevalence of influenza has ?
prompted me to make enquiry of the ^
best physicians for the most-effee
tive preventives of said disease, and 1
the following remedies may or may Ic
not prove beneficial in any particu- j
lar case, but I am informed that the j
remedies below given are now in high j*
favor at least in some "of the army
camps and medical men of high stand- \ ]
ing recommend them, I give them
for what they are worth, to-wit:
Teaspoon level full of ordinary (
cooking soda, three times a day-re
duce quantity for children.
Gargle throat and flush nasal tubes '.
with warm soda or salt water three or I *
four times a day; however, Wampolesj'
Formolid or some other germacide is|v
preferable to the soda or salt water. ?r
Of course contact with the disease
should be avoided, of possible. The
?rerms causing this disease are said
to create an acid poison, which is neu
tralized by soda.
If you contract the disease go to t
bed at once "and call a physician. t
J. Wm. Thurmond. s
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches tnt
blood, builds up the whole system au J will won
ieriully strenjrthcu and fortify you to withstand j ~
the depressing effect of the hot stammer. 50c.
RED OAK GROVE.
Soldiers' Letters, Efnjoyed. In
fluenza Subsiding. Red
Cross Workers Very
The Edgefield Advertiser is read
?ach week now with more eagerness
;han ever before I think. The letters
'rom our soldier boys is news to ali
>f us, because they are ours, and all
)f us feel'greatly interested in them.
We read them with much apprecia
;ion from week to week and quite
frequently we pass the paper on to
.datives and friends, for there is al
.vays something of interest to those
vho reside elsewhere but have tender
mords here in Edgefield who say that
The Advertiser is like' a letter from
The influenza is subsiding some,
;here being only a few new cases
;hat we know of in the community.
Mr. West Doolittle is slowly recov
?ring, having been quite sick. ;
.The friends of Mr. Frank Kenrick
vho have been anxiously inquiring
ibout him, will be glad to learn that
ie is improving now, having had :a
.elapse. He will resume his studies
n a few days. The epidemic was of
i mild type in G. M. A. There was
lot one fatality out of a large per
:entage of students who were ill with
t. Work was resumed in a few days,
lue to the excellent skill displayed
>y both the nurses and faculty. ,.'
. Mrs. Press Parkman has been quite
lick and her sister, Mrs. Iviamie Wal
ter ,has nursed her quite tenderly,
laving recently recovered, herself,
'rom a nervous breakdown.
Mrs. Dewey White from Plum'
Branch is spending a while with her
grandmother, Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond.
Mr. George Mathis.who is sick at
he home of his daughter, Mrs. Jes
iie Bailey, had with him last Sunday
fir. D. T. Mathis from Colliers, Mr.
md Mrs. Clarence Mathis, also Mr.
ind Mrs. Tom Williams last Tuesday.
The Red Cross workers will sptend
?orn? time this week gathering and
md cannot be accomplished without
:ocpcration. We read that it takes
even pounds of seed to make one .
nask for our soldiers, requiring 3500
ons of fruit pits and shells for a mil
ion masks. The fruit pits and nut
hells contain the desired gas for the
afety of cur soldiers so we must
lot fail to heed thc demand and do
t at once. . '
We find the children responding
rery readily and they really enjoy
laving a part in the Red Cross. We
hould keep the children abreast with
tnything that will be of interest to
hem in connection with the war, and
irhen the opportunity comes let them
eel that they, too, must have a part
The raising of the Service Flag at
?ed' Oak Grove has been postponed
ndefinitely, though it will take place
is early as the arrangements can be
The Baptist Courier of October 24
las a most excellent article by Rev. .
Nm. Vines on '"Does a Soldier Dying
ror His Country Thereby Save His
3cul?" It is most interesting and was
nade so much so to me by having had
he question asked me by an anxious
nether? She was on her way to Camp
Iancock in answer to a telegram
hat her sen was critically ill. Also .
1 member of the Red Cross who
vorks daily among the wounded con
valescent soldiers at one of the camps
leemed much concerned and was dis
using it with me on the car a few
lays ago. I wish I could place the
irticle in the hand of each mentioned
rtf. C. T. U. Meeting Postponed.
The regular monthly meeting of
he W. C. T. U. which was to have
aken place with Mrs. W. A. Byrd as
?ostess on Monday afternoon of next
\-eek will be postponed until further
Mrs. J. L. Mims,
Death of a Soldier.
Eldred Dobey (colored) died on
loard the ship Powhatan on his way
o France as a soldier in his country's
ervice, and his body having been car
ied on to France, was brought back
gain, and his remains arrived in
Sdgefield and were buried on Friday
,t Jeters church on the plantation of
Ir. Thomas H. Rainsford.