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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE ll. 1919 NO. 14
Memorial to Sunbeams. Meet
ing For Public Library. Gar
D. of C. Officers.
At the last meeting of the Sun
beam Band at the Baptist church, the
leader, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher stated to
the members that a memorial gift
had come to the Band from Mrs. W.
L. Coleman. This gift, a $10 gold
piece, was given by Mrs. Coleman in
memory of her dear little grand
daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to go to
the memorial fund for the "Lucile
Chapman Bed" at the Baptist Hos
pital, Columbia, S. C.
This piece of money was the last
gift to Mrs. Coleman from her hus
band before whose sad death re
moved him to his heavenly home.
The gift was made on May 30th,
the anniversary of the death of little
Mary, and is all th> more valued and
appreciated because of its associa
The Sunday School convention of
the Ridge Associstion will be held
here with the Baptist church on Wed
nesday and Thursday, June 25 and j
26. Some of the speakers will be Rev. \
Murray, and Rev. T. J. Watts, State
.Superintendent of Sunday School
Work, and on Wednesday evening,
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones, of Batesburg i
will speak on the great $75,000,000
program of Southern Baptists.
On Sunday morning, Rev. Brooke '
announced this, at an early date, that '
the members might have this in mii.d j
of the feast of good things that would
.'be afforded my hearing these noted
men speak on subjects relative to
matters of vital importance.
Miss Hortense Padgett has arrived
from Edgefield to spend the summer
here with relatives. I
On Friday evening at 9 o'clock, I
there will be a public meeting in the J
school auditorium In interest of a 1
public library. Dr. R. G. Lee of Edge- j
field will make a:i address on the
great value of such to the town, and
Miss June' Rainsford will also speak
on the subject.
If the library plans can be estab
lished and the movement well under
way, it is expected that the Carnegie
Fund can be secured that will be a
great aid. It is hoped that every one
On Wednesday evening at the Bap
tist church at the Prayer Meeting
hour, Hon. Joseph Jacobs who has
been acting as vice-consul from
America to China, will make an ad
dress on his four years' sojourn in
China. This will prove most interest- j
On last Tuesday evening the home
of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey was the
scene of a happy event, this Ibeing
the marriage of Miss Catherine Car
lington to Mr. Earl Smith.
Much cordial interest centered in
this because of the love and esteem
in which these two are held.
The home was tranferred into a
bower of loveliness -with quantities .of
flowers and ferns and in th.e parlor a
canopy was arranged for the bridal
couple to stand a.:der.
Just previous to tie entry of the
bridal party, a musical program was
had, Miss Ella Jacobs presiding at the
piano and during the singing of "I
Love You Truly," by Miss Sallie Hey- j
ward, the Rev. David Kellar entered, I
and immediately followed the happy
pair, behind them being little Sara I
Caroline, who carried the ring in a
calla lily, the ring ceremony being
The bride never appeared more
beautiful than in her bridal attire of
-white georgette, heavily beaded, and
the veil was arranged with clusters
of orange blossoms. She carried a
shower bouquet of brides' roses and'
valley lillies. |
Scarcely before the guests could I
give the hearty congartulations and!
good wishes, the bridal pair eluded '
them and were soon on their way for
a honeymoon, at northern points.
The bride was attired in a modish
coat suit with all accessories match
ing, for travelling.
After the ceremony music was a
gain had by several of the talented
young ladies, and while enjoying this,
block cream and bride's cake were
There were many beautiful gifts!
to these two popular young people,
which were displayed.
The bride has been identified with
the town for the past two years, hav
ing been musical instructor in the
High School, coming here from New
berry. It is a source of pleasure that
her marriage does not remove her
from the town.
Mr. Smith is one of the town's
most honored young men, being cash
ier of the Johnston Bank.- In every
way is he deserving of his fair young
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Welling and lit
tle son have returned to Darlington,
after a visit in the home of Mr. ?nd
Mrs. F. S. Bland.
On last Wednesday afternoon at
Bates Lurg, Mr. E. C. Ballentine, of
this place and Miss Rutland were
married, the happy event taking
place in the home of the bride, the
affair being a quiet one.
Mr. Walker Mobley accompanied
Mr. Ballentine on his happy mission.
Upon their return, Mr. and Mrs.
Ballentine will be domiciled in the
home cf Mr. F. S. Bland.
Mr. Ballentine is cashier in the
Bank of Western Carolina.
Mrs. Mamie Huiet has returned
from Trilby, Fla., where she visited
the family of her son, Mr. James
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh, Mrs.
Chas. Pedrick and Miss Theora Flem
ing will motor to Spartanburg on
Friday for a visit to relatives.
Major Arthur Collett and Miss
Sarah Collett of Edgefield spent Fri
day here with relatives. Major Collett
is just from overseas, and his unexr
pected visit was a source of much
pleasure to all.
Mr. Will Wright returned last
^Thursday from Hot STW?"- * '
where he has been for th.
His rheumatic trouble ....
I Misses Eva and Jessie R:
welcomed home from Hr?'.ie. 3.
where they have been
the High School, the fe
Mrs. Huiet Waters and mue son
i will leave this week for a visit to
Mrs. Waters' sister in Charleston.
With the meeting of the Mary Ann
Buie chapter D. of C., held with Mrs.
'Joe Cox last Thursday, the activities
'of the chapter ceased for the sum
mer months. At roll call the members
j responded with items concerning
|Jefferson Davis, as this meeting was
in celebration of his birthday,
j The members were very glad to
ha-^e with them their president, Mrs.
j M. T. Turner, whose sickness had
kept her at home for some time.
The chapter was greatly interested
in the nice sum turned into the
treasury, which was $38. The enter
tainment committee-Mesdames 0.
D. Black, Joe Cox and P. B. Waters
hading secured this.
The manager of the picture show
offering one-half of Monday even
ing's door receipts to the D. of C. for
jthe organization. $102 was token in,
j expense, $14; balance $88, which
.gave $44 to the U. D. C., and the Or
ganization gave $6 of this to the little
Daughters to help complete their
French orphan fund.
The annual picnic for the veterans
was planned for. This will be had on
July 3rd at the home of Mrs. Martha
j Edwards, and invitations will be ex
pended to the veterans, their wives,
jand the widows of veterans, the chap
iter, as a body being expected to be
There ts a state plan afoot just
now put on by Mrs. R. D. Wright,
State chairman of War Relief, of
Newberry, and Miss Alice Earle of
Columbia, whereby the chapters of
the State will assist in the evenings
of pleasure for the convalescing and
other soldiers of Camp Jackson. Mrs.
O. D. Black is agitating the matter
with chapters of Edisto District, and
presented the matter to the chapters.
Every Thursday evening at the Camp
a reception will be given and at least
three chapters are expected to supply
cake or biscuits, jelly, butter etc.
This chapter voted to send its con
tribution when called for.
A historical program on Jefferson
Davis, arranged by the historian,
Miss Payne, wa3 carried out.
Officers for the coming" year were
elected, those serving being no long
(Continued on page Five)
MEETING AT TRENTON.
Women of Second Division;
Held Missionary Meeting at
Trenton Friday. Large
Saturday the 2nd division of th?.
Woman's Mission societies held their
meeting at Trenton, Mrs. Henry T.
Mrs. Medlock said that she had
thought that God must be against
our having a meeting like this
Trenton, as Ave had been so hindered^1
on our first attsmpt last fall by orderj
of the State Board of Health when]
the women had already left their j
homes and -were on the way to the I
meeting, and again this time when the
weather seemed to be so unpropi
After all, however, as the day wore
on, all the churches in the division.
2xcept Antioch and Rehoboth were,
represented, and reports were heard
from these, as Mrs. Medlock had been
on the alert to get messages from
*ach of the societies.
Mrs. A. B. Young conducted the
morning devotions and reports were
heard from representatives from Red
Hill, Republican, Hardy's and Tren
The Standard of Excellence "was
explained by Mrs. J. L. Mims. Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth gave an account
of some of the stirring scenes which
she had enjoyed at the Southern Bap
Just before the recess, Dr. R. G.
Lee, who had been previously invit
ed, addressed the meeting. Many of
them said they had derived new inspi
ration and tv??* -;..>??:
...... never knew where
After the recess, the session was in
charge of Miss Emmie Lanham who
called the roll of Young Women's
and Girls' Auxiliaries, some respond
ing, Republican making a specially
encouraging report. Miss Lanham
spoke for those who were not present.
Miss Ellen Prescott who has been
a student at the Scranton High
School sang "A Perfect Day," Mrs.
Tillman accompanying, and Miss
Florence Mims gave a reading "The
Tree of My Life."
The Sunbeam session was presided
over by Mrs. Tillman who called the
roll of Sunbeams. Trenton respond
ing through Miss Ruth Salter, their
leader, and Leonard Swearingen gave
a selection from memory.
A dear, tiny, little girl from Har
dy's whose name we did not get, but
whose fame will not be forgotten,
made the report from her Sunbeam
band, in a clear, distinct voice and
with a smiling face.
A report was read from Mrs. Wells
of the Republican Sunbeam society
which Mrs. Tillman said was one of
the best in the association.
Miss Florence Mims told a story to |
the little boys and girls present j
v/hich was followed by a round table'
engaged in by Rev. Mr. Kneeland,
pastor of the church, Dr. Lee, Mrs.
W. 0. Whatley, Mrs. J. L. Mims and I
others. . j
It was a great pleasure to have
the two pastors present with us and
Horn's Creek invited the next di
vision meeting which will take place
/ery soon after the annual meeting
at Steven's Creek.
Mr. Wisler Cured of Indigestion.
"Sometime in 1909 when I had an
attack of indigestion and everything
looked gloomy to me, I received a
free sample of Chamberlain's Tablets
by mail. I gave them a trial and they
were such a help to me that I bought
i package, and I can truthfully say
;hat I have not had a similar attack
since," writes vTm. B. Misler, Doug
We will allow par value for War
Savings Stamps and Liberty Bonds
m all accounts paid between now and
luly 1. This is an opportunity to save
YONCE MOTOR COMPANY.
Rehoboth Sunday School Cele
brated Children's Day. In
teresting Program, Large
.Attendance, Great Feast.
The editor of The Advertiser en
joyed the rare privilege of spending
)ast Sunday with the good people of
Rehoboth. Children's Day exercises
were held and the attendance was
Wry large, a considerable number of
persons being unable to secure seats
"rn the church. The congregation was
composed of people from two coun
ties and the same old-time, good fel
lowship prevailed. Turkey Creek is
the dividing line between McCormick
)and Edgefield counties^ and, as it is
??ot wide, does not separate the peo
ple of the two counties very far a
Mr. John Hughey, one of the cor
ner-stones of the church and super
intendent of the Sunday School, act
ed as master of ceremonies. John
Hughey steadily grows in the Christ
ian graces and as he develops he be
comes a greater power in the church
und community life. Although a tem
perate man, John Hughey is like
wine-he improves with age. The su
perintendent, however, had splendid
assistance and co-operation in plan
ning and arranging for the exercises
Sunday in the persons of Miss Mag
gie Winn, Miss Lucile Culbreath and
The programme which wa? as fol
lows, though somewhat lengthy, held
the interest of the people till the last
word was said, because it was beau
tifully -. *
Dialogue-Ready to Leave-Bennie
Moultrie-and George Southern
Song-In. the Secret of His
! Recitation-Annie Reynolds.
Dialogue-Little Seed Sowers, Carl
Winn, Hugh Seigler, John Moultrie,
Edward Strom, Robert Winn, Henry
Reynolds , Robert Gilchrist, Floyd
Coleman, Herman Coleman.
Song-The Fight is On.
Recitation-I'll Take What Father
Takes-Mary Julia Winn.
Dialogue-A Wreath of Roses
Gladys Wash, Alma Moultrie, Allene
Wash, Carrie Lou Strom, Sara Gil
christ, Grace Gilchrist, Mary Luda
Recitation-My Baby Brother
Carrie Lou Strom.
Song-We Shall See the King
Dialogue-Night and Day-Will
iam Talbert, Lena Louise Gilchrist,
Dialogue-Bible -Verses, Dora
?Moultrie, Paris Winn, Virginia Strom
?and Helen Gilchrist.
Song-Loyalty to Christ
The Lambs of His Flock-Hugh
Gilchrist, Ansel Seigler, Thomas
Wash, Ernest Gilchrist, J. D. Hughey,
Wilton Coleman, James Talbert.
Recitation-Bring Your Silver Of
? Recitation-A Child's Gift-Mar
Closing Address-George Southern
At the conclusion of the program
a collection amounting to $12.68 was
taken. This concluded the morning
A bountiful feast such as has been
the custom of the good people of Re
hoboth to serve for many generations
was spread upon the long table out
under the oaks and everybody was
bidden to partake. Notwithstanding
the very large crowd, after every ap
petite had been satisfied, many bas
kets full remained untouched. No
where do people dispense hospitality
more lavishly and more beautifully
than the people of Rehoboth commu
nity. The Advertiser man is greatly
indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Hughey for
their thoughtfulness and kindness at
the dinner hour.
The afternoon exercises consisted
of appropriate musical selections and
addresses by Rev. R. L. Rountree,
pastor of the Methodist churches at
Plum Branch and Modoc, and Mr. J.
Notwithstanding the threatening
clouds that gathered at the hour of
adjournment, the people seemed re
luctant to say good-bye and leave for
their homes. Children's Day at Re
hoboth will be a source of pleasant
memories for many years to come to
W. C. T. U. at County House.
Johnston and Edgefield W. C. T.
U. met at the County Home on Mon
day to hold their annual picnic as a
celebration of Jennie Cassedy, the
founder of the Flower Mission of the
W. C. T. U.
Formerly, all the unions in the
county came together on this occa
sion, but the Trenton and Harmony
unions have decided to hold a separ
ate picnic that they may bring good
cheer on still another occasion. These
j comrades were greatly missed, as
were also those from Philippi, but
we were willing to make the sacrifice I
i that thse at the County Home might I
have still another happy day.
The dinner was very abundant, and
iced tea and lemonade were served, j
Twelve boxes were filled with
cake, pies, chicken, ham, pickle, sal-1
?ad, bread and all sorts of good things j
land there was still an abundance fon
'those who had come.' I
1 ?~?n after the dinner, an outdoor
. 1J Mrs. J. L.
.'rr- yiici'.i ,
ling little fellow, aim .. .
'complimented on his manner of giv
ing his selection, "A Little Temper
Dawson was followed by his sister,
1 Helen, who gave a selection, "Sing a
Song of Liquor." This was done ex
Next came little Louise Rhoden
who gave "Tommie Small," a good
selection well presented.
Jennie Thrailkill came next in
?"The Drinking House over the Way,"
I and as she gave it th? writer remem
.bered another occasion a long time
'ago when a pretty little girl in Edge
j field won a medal on that same selec
The last speaker was Vernon Saw
yer who gave "Quick as a Tele
phone," and did it well. Mr. A. S.
Tompkins was invited to present the
silver medal, which he did and was
called upon to follow with a talk. The
medal was won by Jennie Thrailkill.
Mr. Tompkins' remarks were great
ly enjoyed for their wisdom and hu
mor. Rev. W. S. Brooke was called
upon and was at his best, although,
both he and Mr. Tompkins said ir,
was an unpropitious time of after
noon to talk, so soon after a sump
The climax to this occasion was
a reading by Miss Ella Belle Scurry
in dialect Miss Scurry is the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scurry and
is gifted and beautiful. Someone re
marked that all- the Scurry children
.were gifted. Hammie and Lucy also
gave a duet which was loudly cheer
After singing the "Sweet Bye and
Bye" and prayer by Mr. Brooke, the
We were all greatly indebted to
Mrs. James H. White for training the
children for the contest and the
Loyal Temperance Legion slogan
which the children gave, and for their
sweet presence and the lovely flow
ers they brought to all the inmates
of the home.
The greatest tribute to Mr. and
Mrs. Scurry is the devotion of the
unfortunate people whose affection i
they have won.
FOR SALE: Two milch cows, fresh
to the pail.
E. B. DASHER,
Johnston, S. C.
BIG GUN TESTS.
Interesting Letter Written
From Indian Head, Mary
land, by Stanmore B.
I In the pine and oak woods of Mary
land, thirty miles below the city of
Washington, on the quiet banks of
hte Potomac, ls the little village of
Indian Head. She boasts a population
of some twenty-five hundred souls
and supports a bank, four stores, a
post-office and a movie.
Her denizens are male for the most
part and the major portion of this
part is single males. But the U. S.
Government employs about twenty
five or thirty girls, who, when they
walk the streets, look not to their
right nor their left, neither to the
front and certainly not to their rear,
but forever with their eyes on the
ground in front of them. For always
some eyes are focused on them from
all angles like search lights on an air
plane in the deep of night.
A blonde of nineteen (publicly
speaking) has the title of "Belle of
Indian Head." She hails from Mary
land and Ophelia Quinn, she's known
If as many as four girls are seen
walking along together an investi
gation is held to ferret this phenom
Though all this has nothing to do
with the Naval Proving Grounds, it
tells nothing of Naval Rifles-yet I
have been under a barrage fire from
the mouths of the fair sex and bar
rage fire from the mouths of the Ger
man artillery and of the two, the
former is more terrible.
Steel Company of
i'C:.'i. -is ?C?oU . . ??HO '?
and behind tnesc
mounds of sand. Some two hundred
'feet in front of the armor plates the
big fourteen and sixteen-inch rifles
placed in fixed positions for firing.
They are first tested with small
charges before the regulation shot is
'fired. The regulation shell for a six
teen-inch gun weighs from fifteen
hundred to two thousand pounds and
a charge of 254 pounds of nitro
cellulose is placed in the chamber be
hind the shell to send it on its errand.
!The gun is fired by a percussion cap.
Now, when the lever strikes the cap
|it had been easier on the ears did you
'make acquaintance with a little re
'moter ground. For the concussion is
felt for a half mile. ' "*
i Look on the armor plate. A neat
'round hole of sixteen inches in width
.has been made through this steel
'plate of sixteen inches. The shell
?drives on deep into the sand mound
Rifles ranging in diameter from
three inches all the way up to sixteen
are tested here. And the diameter of
a shell is the diameter of the steel'
plate the shell will pierce through.
j$ut there are exceptions. Some of the
eight-inch rifles will pierce a twelve
inch armor of solid steel. "S^
A fourteen-inch rifle is about fifty
feet in length and is supposed to be
rebored after every fifty shots.
Besides the penetrating tests, the;
rifles are given a long range test.
The shells scream over the hills and
burst in or on the banks of the river
fifteen or twenty miles down the Po
tomac. .?. - . . - *\
After a few test shots here the
rifles are shipped away-let us hope
for no future use.
S. B. TOWNES.
Indian Head, Maryland. f
I Booze is not a Good Cure.
(From, the Ames Iowa Intelligencer)
When a man comes to you all
doubled up with pain and declares he
will die in your presence unless you
procure him a drink of whiskey, send
him to a doctor or else give him a
dose of Chamberlain's Colic and Diar
rhoea Remedy. There is a mistaken
notion among a whole lot of people
that booze is a remedy for colic and