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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1919
Red Cross Headquarters Es
tablished. Mr. Mike Crouch
D. A. R. Met.
An executive meeting of the Red
Cross chapter was held Friday after
noon in the home ?-f Mrs. Mamie
Huiet who has so kindly given a large
front room as Red Cross Headquart
ers, where all work is carried on.
The meeting was presided over by
Rev. W. S. Brooke, chairman, and
there were several reports concern
ing the work of the departments. A
bout 130 aprons had been made by
rome of the Red Cross members and
had been sent overseas.
The chief business of the meeting
was in making plans'for the forma
tion of the class in Home Nursing.
The cost of taking the course of 15
lessons is $3. The chapter voted to
pay $2 on this amount for everyone
"taking the course, so with only one
dollar to pay the indviduals could
then purchase the text books. As
soon as can be arranged the course,
will be started.
A very important matter discuss- 1
ed with further plans made, was in
the canvas of clothing etc., for the j
destitute. Philippi-and Bethlehem u
nite in this campaign and during the
meeting, a box of splendid value was
sent in from Bethlehem. Before
those present left, all were invited
in the Red Cross room to see the
large assortment sent in and from the ,
many bundles and stacks of garments '
no doubt many large boxes will go
from this chapter.
Mr. Mike Clark entertained sever- '
al of his veteran friends last Tues
day with a dining, all present being '
members of the same company in the
war between the states. The day was
most pleasantly spent and there were
reminiscences of past days that they j
and others present, enjoyed. A boun
tiful and delicious dinner was served.
Miss Hallie White who is teaching
at Leesville spent the week-end at j
her home here.
Mr. Joe Herlong and family have
moved to Ward, and they are being
missed by their friends. |
Miss Emmie Mitel -ll is up again
after an attack of influenza.
Mrs. Kate Crouch went to the Co
lumbia Hospital last week where she !
underwent a very difficult operation,
havinjr cataract "on both eyes. At
present the prospects of restored
si^ht seems good. I
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts has been quite
sick, but is now much improved Her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. V. Smith of
Tennille, Ga., have been with her du
ring her illness.-Her sister, Mrs. Me
Calla will come this week.
Miss Annie Crouch who is teaching
in North Augusta High School, spent
the latter part of the week here in her
A splendid meeting of the Emily
Geiger chapter D. A. R. was held in
the home ol' Mrs. C. P. Corn last
Monday, Mrs. W. F. Scott presiding.
Some points of internst of the
meeting were that the third install
ment, $2? was voted- to "be paid, this
being applied to the endowment fund
of Tamassee School. The blanket sent
to the dormitory of the school was
reported as costing $10, and the
shover box also was $10. $5 was
given to help complete the fund for
the support bf the adopted de la
The historical tree will not be
planted until the fail months.
The program was very interesting.
"Our Al!:es then and To-day,'' and
"Leaders of our Allies, then and To- j
day," were subjects discussed, Mrs.
Bessie Bean giving a ?rood paper.
South Carolina Day coming during
the month, the historian. Mrs. Black,
gave an informing paper on '"South
Carolina Day." There is a great dis
cussion as to tho exact day, March
18, or June 2$. Mrs. Black's paper j
gave the latter date, this being the
day. during the Revolutionary- War
when Sir PeU-r Parker's licet was re
pulsed off the coast of Charleston.
The ingenious hostels followed the j
program with a contest, all being ask
ed to write an advertisement for the
D. .4. li. school which has just been
opened with 41 pupils. These ads
were all read aloud and the hostess
not being able to decide on the best,
had all to draw, Mrs. P. N. Lott cut
ting the highest number received a
box of stationery. Miss Margaret Hoi- '
land was given the guest prize, a hos:
Later, all enjoyed a delicious salad
course with the idea of Easter carried
out in the serving. A little bunny sa;
on the side of each plate.
Mrs. O. S. Wertz has gone to Co
lumbia to visit her sons, Messrs.
Claude and Wilbur Wertz, and fron'
there will go to Greenwood to visit
her daughter, Mrs. Taylor Good wyr:.
Mrs. Gaston of Wadley, Ga., is now
making here home here with her
brother, Mr. Claude Hart.
Miss Vera Trotter of Leesville hrs
been the guest of Mrs. Walter Saw
Mrs. Archie Lewis has been qui;e
sick but is now able to be out again.
Mr. Powell Harrison is at home
now from a camp in Ohio, where lie !
has been stationed.'
Mrs. Ed Moyer of Florence was a !
visitor here with friends last week.
Corporal Alonza Wallace of North j
Carolina has been visiting his aunt, j
Mrs. Eugene Thrailkill. Mr. Wallace :
lost a limb while in action overseas.
The recent meeting of the Apollo ]
Music Club met in the home of Mrs.
E. M. Walker. She, with Mrs. G. D.1
Walker and Mrs. W. B. Ouzts being
hostesses. Every member was present.
except one and there were several
Meeting was conducted by Miss'
Payne, and among the matters of
business' disposed of was that of giv
ing $5 to the Winthrop iFund, and $5 :
to aid in the campaign for raising
funds for the Tubercular Hospital
The club voted to place the force 1
of its influence in establishing sys- '
tematic gardening in the regular
work of High Schools, also to adopt
the victory emblem as a club, a pic
ture of this being displayed.
Mrs. C P. Corn was elected dele- j
gate to State Federation at Winthrop
College, April 30 to May 1. The pres-1
ident to attend also.
The subject was Scotland and j
Wales, and Mesdames Joe Cox and
Huiet Waters gave good papers, on J
the subject. Music: Violin solo, Mrs.
O. D. Black. Voice, Miss Heyward, j
and Mrs. ACorn. . Piano, .Miss .Lykes '
and Miss Bouknight, Chorus, "Auld
Lang Syne." I
j The hostess served an elaborate
salad course with iced tea.
Concerning Dixie Highway.
Columbia, March 28.- The State
Highway Commission has forwarded
to the Secretary of Agriculture for
his approval plans for surfacing the
road from the corporate limits of
Edgefield to Turkey Creek with top
soil. The proposed improvements will
covor 8.42 miles of this ro"d, which
is a part of the Dixie Highway from
Augusta to Asheville. The plans in
clude a 50 foot pony truss steel
bridge across Log Creek.
The road leads through a prosper
ous agricultural community, and is a
direct route from Edgefield to Green
Judging by the promptness, with
which he has acted in some of the
cases, the Secretary of Agriculture
will soon give his approval to this pro
ject, and if he does so the State High
way Commission will ask for bids on
the work, which, besides surfacing
with top-soil, includes some grading
The Episcopal churches of Edge
field, Trenton and Ridge Spring,
have extended a call to the Rev. Roy
al Walke of Virginia. Mr. Walke
served as a Missionary in Japan for
several years where he rendered very
valuable service. He is at present,
temporary chaplain at the Uriversity
of Virgniia, awaiting the return of
Rev. J. H. Tucker, Jr., the regular
rector, from overseas. Mr. Walke is
represented as being a devoted man
and well lettered, also industrious
and of a most pleasing personality,
and a good administrator.
I His wife is agreeable and no doubt
will be a valuable addition to our
community. Withal, we venture to
say that Mr. Walke's teaching will
strengthen and enlighten thc church
es over which he will administer,
should the call be accepted.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Methodist church will hold
their regular meeting on Friday after
noon at 4 o'clock in the Mi n's Bible
Class room. All please try to attend
"Criticism of Schumann-Heini
said the Brooklyn Citizen in a rece
review, "is somewhat like criticism
the sky or sea ; she soap^t her usu
height, beautifully oblivious to whs
ever might be said of he?" Certain
the noted prima donna still holds h
dominant sway of pre-eminence
?mong the world's song birds,
j When a popular, ^greatly lov<
singer comes to Boston not only tl
seats in the audience, but the pla
form and all the available standir
room are occupied by the throngs <
people. . r:'
Needless to say this wa^Tthe eas
when Mme. Schumann-Hehi^ sang i
Symphony Hall Sunday stternooi
She is a true American in Spirit an
belief. Four of her sons fought wit
the American forces in this:.war. Fe
several months she gave up; her pr<
fessional engagements andinas bee
speaking and singing for the Libert
Loans, Red Cross drives anu'for th
boys in the contonments.
There is a mutual admiration be
tween her and the American soldier:
She said of them : "They have, youtl
enthusiasm, spirit and courage
what power can stand against these!
"The Greatest Mother in America,
she is called by the American soldiers
After one of her cantonment con
certs she received this note from on
of the boys: "Dear Madame Schu
mann-Heink: I wonder if you kno-v
how much we "rookies" love you?1
Several of her songs were patrioti
ones and the strongest feeling wa
shown when she sang them. She ha<
such a gracious, kind attitude tha
one does not wonder that the boys ii
the camps should treasure her lov<
for them and interest for them.
Someone said that "hundreds o:
thousands of soldiers have gone ove?
?the seas better fighters and finer^ei
because of the inspiration and lovi
of this wonderful woman."
I After she had concluded her prc
gram she came out and s??ig th?
("Star Spangled Baniier" with the au
;dience joining- ni ; We never. J?alrzv
before 'how- poorly^-we-s?ug--f^Ljy^
j would sing as high as we could, anc
then wait until she had finished the
?phrase in her full, rich contralto, anc
j then we would start again like pyg
mies trying to echo a giant,
j On being urged . to sing again she
came out and said: "No more singing,
I must save my voice for the hospitals
and camps." When she said that we
were satisfied she would stop. There
jare a great many singers who come
Ito Symphony Hall, but perhaps the
.greatest gift that anyone could have
?is a voice that touches the human
?heart. This gift belongs to Mme.
56 Gainsboro Street.
E. N. Smith Writes From
j My Dear Wife:
j I received the letters from you to
Iday and was glad to hear from you,
and to know you were well and had
been up to see Mother. I" wish I could
have been with you but I hope it wont
be long till I can come home. We are
i expecting to leave at any time but
jdon't know when, so don't worry a
I am sorry the mill has stopped and
?hope it will soon start up again. I am
'glad you have gotten your money for
|I know it has come in well. I have not
heard from anyone over there but
Mary, I guess my mail got misplaced.
?I can get plenty of paper over here
?from the Y. M. C. A.
Tell your mother I would like to
see herand tell Marie to save me that
?chicken and mother to save me some
sausage, for \ hope to be home be
tween now and August. It rains over
here all the time.
You said in one of your letters
that you had sent me a box of candy.
I am sorry that I did not get it for I
know I would have enjoyed it.
I came very near dying with the
flu and hope it wasn't as bad over
there as it was over here. I like the
place where I am now. I haven't seen
any of the boys from over there but
I have some friends who seem like
I will close I don't know any news.
When you pray remember me for I
feel that God will answer your pray
er. Write soon to
Your devoted husband,
E. N. Smith.
Th? Woman's Christian Tei
The regular monthly meeting of t
WT C. T. U. will be held on Mond
afternoon at five o'clock at the hoi
of Mrs. J. W. Stewart. This will
an interesting programme, when t
union hopes to celebrate the great v:
tory of National Prohibition by brin
ing in their Jubilee offering, to be us
for the furtherance of World Prohil
tion and a continuance of temperan
teaching in onr country.
The women hope to raise $1,000,0
in the National organization this ye
is their own evidence of gratitude, ai
?'',?ry man, woman and child in tl
United States should be equally ?
fateful, and as generous in aiding
greater and more continuous victor
The time for bringing or sending in tl
:ontri butions is April 7. at the home (
M?irs. J. W. Stewart. Mrs. W. ?
Byrd is our treasurer.
The following programme will 1
^Jubilee Programme, with Mrs. J. V
Stewart and Mrs. Kate Kernaghan.
Devotions, Mrs. E. J. Norris.
. Forewords in Victory Year Pr<
jramme. Mrs. M. P. WeHs.
iJubilee Song, Miss Miriam Norri:
Mrs. R. G. Lee, Mrs. W. L. Dunovan
Rev. A. L. Gunter.
Miss Anna Gordon's Eight-Day Tou
. A Gift of Gratitude, Mrs. Broadw;
Roll Calls, How I raised my Jubile
Mitchell Wells and Dozier Tompkir
will give their medal winning selei
, Collection for French Orphan.
Report of Temperance Sunday.
Plans for Baby Day.
Please be on time.
" If our dreams come true, we wi
have the year books finished and read
for" distribution at the meeting. Com
and get one and bring your Jubilee ol
fering. Many have prayed in tear
these many years for the destructio
off the evil of strong drink. Now letu
tumour prayers into praise, and sho\
our /gratitude in our gifts, the gifts i
turn giving cause for thanksgiving t
i?>mej>ther jeople under the dominio
of this persistant ?T??^^
King Alcohol's throne has as trul
crumbled as that of Kaiser Williar
Hohenzollern. When the Thirtieth Di
vision broke the Hindenburg Line
Germany's power was broken. He
high and autocratic spirit of assuranc
was humiliated; if there was moral
in the ?German army it vanished, bu
their cold, relentless hearts of stee
and their natures of treachery are th
As sure as this is true, the "powe
of rum is broken, and the people sha!
be free." The Hindenburg Line o
King Alcohol has been shattered, hi
soldiers in disgrace and defeat, and ye
there are many liquor Bolsheviki in th
United States whose spirits are th
same. In spite of the ratification o
the National Prohibition amendmen
by the forty-five of the forty-eigb
States, which proves conclusively tha
the people desire the abolition they an
trying to organize to nullify this amend
ment. They are making an unsuccess
ful effort to organize the labor union:
for a "No Beer, No Work" slogan.
The prayers and cries of the mother
hood of our land would pass unheedet
if these adherents of King Alcohol ha<
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union stands first of all for total absti
nence for the individual, and prohib?
tion for the State and Nation and the
"National Prohibition in 1920" has
been the slogan since 1911. The new
?logan now that this is to be realized
is, "World Prohibition by 1925."
Thc aim of the organization is not
only total abstinence from drink, but
from everything which defiles the body,
and we will never give up the fight till
all the principles for which we stand
are worked out in custom and in law.
We want-our children to have a fair
The Anti-Saloon League has an
nounced that they do not expect to
wage war on tobacco. The Woman's
Christian Temperance does. Indeed
the fight has been on for some time,
and some States, notably Kansas,
which seems to lead in a great many
*ood things, have already outlawed the
cigarette. It is time for us to put on
energy and the mothers to have an
;agle eye in Edgefield, for our little
ooys are getting and smoking the ciga
*ette. Some of them are not more
:han ten years old, and it is against the
aw to sell cigarettes to any boy under
eighteen. If I were a merchant I
would not sell cigarettes to any one.
Recently the young women of Vassar
College posted in the college grounds
this sign: "No smoking allowed by
students on these grounds." This
means that the smoking of cigarettes
by the students of that high class col
lege for women had become sufficiently
noticeable to make this command by the
student government necessary.
The ideals of our men and boys will
be greatly lowered when our women
and girls begin and develop this prac
tice, and they will begin it if we do not
work for its prevention.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union is very grateful for the recent
act by the South Carolina legislature
putting restrictions on the sale of flav
oring extracts, which had become a
nuisance. The "organized mother love"
of the world, as the W. C. T. U. is
sometimes called, does not gloat over
any conquest which they feel has been
attained, but with a great love for the
womanhood and childhood of the world,
they rejoice that it is more difficult for
these things to be attaine I,, and would
withhold them from those we love as a
mother withhold poison from her child,
There h?ve been so many prohibition
victor.during the past year, and so
many imminent victories, that they
pass in review faster than we can re
All members come to the victory
meeting at Mrs. Stewart's on Monday
at 5:00 o'clock.
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Edgefield County Must Do. Its
Part For^uffering Europe.
April 7, 8 and 9 have been set a- i
part for raising money with which to
relieve the poor and needy people of i
Europe, especially the Jews in re- j
gions that have been devastated by
four years of war. Edgefield county
has been called upon to contribute $1,:
OOO of the $125,000 that South Caro
lina has been asked for. Surely this!
Ismail sum, and more, should be
?promptly given by our people who:
?have prospered because of the war. ;
Out of our abundance let us give gen- j
erously to relieve the suffering of
those who have suffered so greatly
from the war. America, South Caro- j
lina, Edgefield. county, have been pe-j
culiarly fortunate in having so few,
young men sacrifice their lives, j
I Should we not now make a thank of- (
fering by contributing of our means
to the relief of the suffering of those
who have felt in so many ways the
horrors of the World War?
Make a generous contribution to
?this worthy cause through the follow
ing gentlemen whom I have appointed
?for the several communities of the
Johnston-J. L. Walker, H. G.
Philippi-L. D. Holmes, George W.
Harmony-W. H. Smith, W. G.
Trent n-W. W. Miller, Geo. T.
Horn's Creek-S. B. Mays.
McKendree-J. M. Shaffer, W. E.
Ropers-Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Antioch-C. C. Jones, W. F. West.
Edgefield-E. J. Norris, W. J.
Collier-H. W. Mckie, T. M.
Red Hill-H. E. Quarles, R. M.
Red Oak Grove -T. W. Lamb, G.
W. Bussey, Jr. ' /
Cleora-C. M. Wliliams, L. R.
Gilgal-M. B. Byrd, J. J. Griffis.
Pleasant Lane-F. L. Timmerman,
Dr. J. H. Self.
Meeting Street-J. K. Allen, J. H.
Rehoboth-R. A. Wash, J. D.
Meriwehter-H. F. 'Cooper, J. O.
As I have requested Mr. E. J. Nor
ris to act as treasurer for this county
campaign, please make report and re- '
mit all funds to him.
J. L. MIMS,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
The great benefit derived from the
use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has gratefully acknowledged by
many. Mrs. Benjamin F. Blakeney,
Decatur, 111., writes, "Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is by far the best
medicine for colds and coughs we
have ever used in our family. I gave '
lit to my children when small for
'croup and have taken it myself."
Union Meeting of First Divi
sion at Mountain Creek.
Fine Weather. Spendid
Saturday and Sunday the Union
meeting of the First Division took
place at Mountain Creek, a large
crowd being in attendance. The writ
er was not present on Saturday, but
the reports from that day were very
encouraging. Everybody was glad to
get out again and mingle with their
friends and begin anew the work for
the Kingdom. The Missionary sermon
was preached by Rev. R. G. Lee of
the Edgefield Baptist church and was
heard with great pleasure by the larg
est union meeting congregation in a
At the conclusion of the sermon,
Mr. Lee called for subscriptions for
the mission offering, saying that he
hoped one hundred dollars would be
raised. When the announcement of
the amount was made it had reached
$198.00, and was the gift of the
Mountain Creek church to be forward
ed to Foreign and Home Missions,
This is probably the largest contri
bution by any Union meeting on ' t
an every day occasion, with no high
pressure appeal. y
At the recess hour a very large
concourse of people gathered around
a table filled and overflowing with
good things to eat, and the hospital
ity and kindness of the people was as
lavish as the dinner. Everybody was
glad to be there, and know that the
winter had ended and with hopeful
hearts that the sad vicissitudes of the
past venter would not visit us again,
and that peace would forever more
reign in our great country. Several
soldiers were on the grounds, one,
Hugh Williams who was a member of
the 30th and who had spent five
months in a Hospital after doing his
part in breakng the Hindenburg line.
One gold star on the service flag
demonstrated the fact that a young
life had been sacrificed for his coun
Immediately after dinner the Mod
erator of the Union meeting, Mr.
Bonham Hamilton, called the meeting
to order and a Sunbeam session was
held, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman in
charge, and the work of the children
of tn?^assoc??ti?u . ;?vas very clearly ,
and definitely explained in a talk by.
Mrs. Tillman, who introduced two
Sunbeams of Mountain Creek, Jessie
Robert Strom and Claree Faulkner,
?who told something of the work a-,
?rnong the Indians. This was followed
by the John Lake Sunbeam soij0*
words and music arranged by our
I Mrs. J. L. Minis gave a resume of
Woman's Work in the association
. "The Christian and His Money in
j This Xew Age," was the topic discuss
ed by J. L. Minis and 0. Sheppard.
?The latter told of his visits to Moun
tain Creek church when a boy and
?especially one occasion when he ac
companied his father and in his tenth
year heard Rev. John Trapp preach
j on Christian Stewardship, the same
?topic discussed sixty-five years later
; on this past Sunday at Mountain
It was announced by the Modera
tor that the next place of meeting
would be Bethany church the fifth
. Sunday in June.
Those from Edgefield wercv.Rev.
R. G. Lee, Mr. 0. Sheppard, Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Minis and little sons, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, Mr. S. F. Logan,
? Willie Philips, Mr. and Mrs. George
F. Mims and three daughters. Most
i of the churches in the division were
The Fillion Concert Party.
The Fillion Party will be in Edge
field April 9th (Wednesday). We are
very sorry to conflict again with the
?Prayer service and did all we could
to get this Lyceum number to appear
-some other hight. The manager writes
that he is sorry to conflict and that
the reason is this: We are on a circuit
with other towns in our part of the
country. Ours is the last on the cir
cuit and the 9 of April is his last date
with the Fillion Company. Ih?y go
to another association on the 10 of
April. The Fillions are filling the date .
of one of the attractions selected by
us and is the most expensive of our .
We bespeak for them a large and
appreciative hearing, nothing is so
enjoyable to genuine artists as appre
ciation of their art.