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VOl^Sy ' -~ . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. IO, 1919 NO. 27
Business Session of Church.
Stolen Automobile Recov
ered. Mrs. LaGrone
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, the annual business meeting
will be held. Reports of the year's
work and the various societies will
be had and it is hoped that every
church member will be present on
this day. The sermon will be preach
ed by a visiting pastor. This annual
report is going to be a fine one, the
church having done a splendid work
and every member will want to hear
About the middle of October, a
protracted meeting will begin at the
Baptist church. Rev Brooke has not
yet announced who will assist him.
The new Farmers and Merchants
Bank is now about completed and at
an early date business can be trans
At the regular meeting of the K.
of P. on last Friday evening, Artis
Price and Red Williams took the
second degree. The meeting was
largely attended, there being visi
ors from Columbia, Ridge Spring1
and Saluda. After the work was over
a barbecue supper was served, which
every one greatly enjoyed
Hon. J. L. Walker has gone to
Glenn Springs for a few weeks' stay. !
His many friends trust that the visit 1
there will prove beneficial.
Messrs. George and Wallace
Logue of Meeting Street were visit- j
ors here during the past week.
Miss Elise Mobley has been visit- [
ing relatives at Ridge Spring.
Mrs. Walter Allen and her little j
son, Walter Scott, have been visiting
in the home of the former's father, ?
Mr. F. M. Warren. ? . - 1
The car of Mr. Frank Bland that j5
~ was^taken 'from Broad Street-in Au- j1
gusta last Saturday where it was ?1
parked, was located on Monday and p
by afternoon was returned to the .
proper owner. A young white man |
of about 18 years who had taken the j
car, was placed in custody.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thrailkill
and family are now occupying the 1
large new dwelling erected by Mr* '
Lawrence Yonce, with the view of
opening up a boarding house.
Mrs. Elzie LaGrone was hostess i
for the Pi Tau Club on Friday after- :
noon and besides the members there
were a number of other guests to en- '.
joy the hours.
Everyone was glad to greet Miss
Louise Coleman, a sister of Mrs.
Progressive rook was the chief di
version, eight tables being arranged ;
and when the scores were counted,
Mrs. John Wright having made the '
highest, was given a .box of rook
cards. Later a dainty salad course
with iced tea was served.
Miss Estelle Wright entertained a
party of her friends on Saturday af
ternoon, the occasion being her 8th
birthday. Games and other pastimes
were enjoyed, bon bon dishes of can
dy being about for them to enjoy as
they played. Later a very delightful
birthday feast was served. Many
gifts were received from the young
At the recent meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce, the chief
discussions were concerning the stop
ping here of the mid-day trains and
better accomodations 'concerning
the buying of tickets and checking
baggage on Sunday. Tickets being
sold only for morning train.
Theer was a family picnic of all
the Smiths of the community on last
Thursday at the large oak grove just
on this side of Ward, and a happy
day was spent. The crowd was count
ed and there were between 300 and
400, with fully 100 absent.
Miss Louise Coleman of Aiken,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. E. La
Mrs. Heber Ballentine has return
ed from a visit to her parents at
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Kenney will
soon return from Warrenville, where
they went a few months ago to
make their home, the former having
bought out the mercantile estab
lishment of the late Mr. Wilbur Eid
son. There is no place like Johnston
to those who have lived here as long
as they had, previous to their anov
Miss Mary Kirkland has been vis
iting Miss Elizabeth Howard.
Miss Maude Nickerson has return
ed from a visit to Mrs. Smyly Stev
ens at Bennettsville. Her visit was
shortened owing to the death of Mrs.
Dick Reynolds, the wife of Mrs.
Stevens' brother. She went with the
famliy to attend the funeral at
Greenwood, and then returned to her
Mrs. Charles Lamb will leave next
week for a "visit to her sister who
lives at Van wert, Ohio. She will join
her at Cincinnatti to accompany her
to her home. This is the first visit
Mrs. Lamb has made to her sister
since her marriage several years ago.
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and
children are at home from Lynville
Falls, N. C., where they have been
spending two months. .
Mr. William Bell of Walhalla is
visiting his aunt, Mrs. C. P. Corn.
Miss Edith White of Bamberg is
the guest of relatives.
Mr. Jennings and family have
moved to Williston to makel their
%Mrs. Will Mobley of Thomson, Ga.
has been for a visit to her sister,
Mrs. A. P. Lewis.
Auction Sale of Valuable Real
The South Atlantic Realty Com
pany will conduct its fourth auction ;
sale of land on Tuesday and'Wednes- |
day, September 23 and 24. They ad
vertise in this issue a very strong
[ist of property that should interest
scores and hundreds of our people.
Property like this is not offered but ;
once in a life time. If you fail to get
it now, you may never have the op
portunity again. The South Atlantic ]
Realty Company is a thoroughly de-T
pendable company that does business i,
on a high plane. The Edgefield man- \
?gres, S. B. and J. H. Nicholson, are
areli known.io our people.JSee them '
ibout the property advertised if you j
iesire further information. "Watch ;
for fuller announcement next week.
The Presbyterian Ladies En- :
tertain for Miss Bailey.
On Thursday afternoon the ladies ;
of the Presbyterian church enter
tained at the home of Mrs. Charlton '
Lynch for Miss Marian Bailey I
The guests were greeted at the
door by Mrs. P. P. Blakock, Jr., Mrs. :
M. P. Wrells and Mrs. A. E. Padgett, j
In the receiving line were
Mrs. Charleton Lynch, Mrs. E. C. '
Bailey, Miss Martha Boozer and Miss
Marian Bailey. Miss Bailey looked
especially attractive, wearing a
flowered gray georgette.
The guests after chatting with the 1
guests of honor passed into the din- !
ing room where another few minutes !
were pleasantly passed. Delightful '
block cream and cake were served.
This was the second time Miss
Bailey had been the recipient of de
lightful hospitality and the second
time many of her friends have en- j
joyed a pleasant afternoon with her.
A Sweet Singer.
Among some other things left
out of our account last week of the
W. M. U. meeting at Stevens Creek,
was a very important part of the
Sunbeam program. That was the
prayer song, "Jesus, Tender Saviour
Hear me" by little Corrie Johnson.
This is one of the oldest and sweet
est of children's s.mgs and no one
we ever heard, sang it more sweetly
than this dear little girl. It is a great
song to know too, which the follow
ing incident will prove.
When Miss Eliza Youngblood who
was the first Sunday School teach
er I ever had, was dying, her devoted
sisters, Mrs. Nannie Griffin and Miss
Cortie Youngblood, sat beside her
bed in the darkness of the night,
helpless in the presence of the last
enemy of mankind, but a conquered
enemy sinc? Jesus became "a victor
o'er the dark domain."
As they sat there, one said, "Dar
ling, what oan we do for you?" and
she said, "Ia this death?" When they
answered "We think so," she said,
"Then Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear
me sing the song mother used to sing
to us.'1 Then they sang, and I believe
she tried to sing with them.
"May my sins be all forgiven,
Bless the friends I love so well,
Take me when I die, to heaven,
Happy there with Thee to dwell."
MRS. J. L. MIMS.
Program for Second Division
W. M. U.
In charge of Mrs. D. W. South,;
President of Second Division.
Song-"Jesus Calls Us."
Devotions-Mrs. T. I'. Salter.
Roll Call of Woman's Missionary;
Societies, Y. W. A.'s and G. A/s^*
Song-"Jesus Will," by Mamie':
and Sallie Mae Brunson, Eva and.
Chhin Prayer for the leaders in...
the Baptist 75-Million Campaign.
Four Minute talks on 75-Millioh
Campaign by Mrs. Mamie Tillman
and Mrs. A B. Carwile.
Prayer that South Carolina may .
have the will to win "Millions for |
the Master." . f. ' ?
Standard of Excellence-Mrs. J. \
Song-"Remember the Orphans'*
by Susan Walker
How the $5,500,000 will help
South Carolina's (a) Hospital- 1
Mrs. W. G. Wells, (b) Baptist
Schools-Mrs. T. J. Briggs, (c) Aged
Ministers-Mrs. T. B. Culbreath.
Address-Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Offering to go to Red Hill Society .
In the afternoon a shoxt Sunbeam ?
program under the leadership of *
Mrs. A. B. Young will be held and '
there will be a mass meeting of men
when Dr. R. G. Lee will make one of "
his wonderfully inspiring and help- '
ful addresses on the 75-Million Cam- ?
A meeting of the Edgefield ?
Cotton Growers Associaion ;
will be held on next Monday, I
September 15 at ll o'clock to
hear report from chairman,
now in attendance upon the
New Orleans Convention. Full :
attendance earnestly request- ]
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Dr. -Eustace' Prescott-'$is??sT$
che Grave of Percy Ouzts. :
Dear Mrs. Ouzts:
I was out at Chatteau-Thierry
and Belleau woods a few days ago,
while there I searched for your son,
Percy's grave. I found him resting
among 2,3G5 brave comrades, be
neath the Stars and Stripes, the flag
he gave his life for rather than see !
her unfurled to German cultur.
The cemetery is in a beautiful
spot at the foot of the Hill they so 1
violently attacked and finally cap- 1
tured. This feat was the turning
point of the whole war in our favor,
as you no doubt know and saved the
world from autocracy.
The brave maitines charged the
Hill across an open field in spite of
the continuous fire of the Germans .
and their good positions. This daring
attack-the most noted in history
will never be forgotten gy any of ,
the allied forces.
I took several kodak pictures of
the grave and will send you one as
soon as I have them developed and .
return to the States-about Sep
With best regards to all the fam
ily, I remain
Yours very truly,
Eustace H. Prescott,
P. A. Surgeon, U. S. N.
U. S. S. Radnor,
care of Post Master, N. Y.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
A very pleasant meeting of the
W. C. T. U. was held on Monday af
ternoon with Mrs. A. L. Gunter.
The devotions were conducted by
Mrs. J. W. Peak and a reading call
ed "Appropriating the White Rib
bon" given by Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. J. L. Mims; Vice
president, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford;
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant; Recording secretary,
Mrs. J. W. Stewart; Treasurer, Mrs.
W. A. Byrd.
, ! At the close of the meeting dainty
refreshments were served. Jubilee
pledge cards were distributed to all
present, each asked to win one by
the next meeting. Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn brought in the name of a new
member, Mrs. Carroll Cogburn, who
was welcomed. The October meeting
will be held with Mrs. Abner Broad
FOR SALE: 500 bushels of native
oats for seed.
J. R. CANTELOU.
Boll Weevil in Meriwether
Mr. Albert'Lyon came up from
North Augusta yesterday and being
questioned by The Advertiser's rep
resentative about the boll weevil itf
that section, stated that considerable
damage is being done to cotton on
the farms of Mr. John P. Mealing,
Dr. J. T. Reese, Mr. W. B. Burkhal
ter, Mr. Charlie Burkhalter and Mr.
Walter Stevens. It is not known how
or when the weevil came across from
the Georgia side of the river, as no
weevils were seen prior to about
two weeks ago. Friday" Mr. A. B.
Carwile visited the farm of Mr.
Mealing in response to a telephone
message and he brought a dozen or
more weevils in a glass jar that were
taken from the field of Mr Mealing.
In the opinion of Mr. Carwile the
damage to this crop of cotton in the
infested fields will b? about ten per
A Day of Real Joy in the
The writer spent Sunday very
pleasantly in the country as a guest
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. M.
Medlock. Mr. Medlock came down in
h?s car for us about 9:30 o'clock and
(ve returned to Edgefield in his faith
ful Ford about six in the afternoon.
A portion of the road we travelled I
from Edgefield to Mr. Jack Reel's
place; by way of Mr. D. B Hollings- !
worth's, has the appearance of hav
ing had no work in several years and 1
it should receive the attention from j
?he supervisor as soon as he com- j
pletes the work of replacing the '
bridges that were washed away by
the heavy rains of August. It is im
perative that these bridges be re
placed at once, making it possible
for farmers to market their cotton ?
md other produce. But as soon as,
jf?'has supplied this pressing de-.
mand we trust that the supervisor:
will give immediate attention to
roads that have had no work in sev- j
aral years before placing the road,
working force on roads that have
been worked during the past year
or two. People should bear in mind
that his force is limited and should
?ive him all possible co-operation.
However, the rough rocky road was
made passable by having a careful
driver at the wheel. We are convinc
ed, after watching Mr. Medlock
carefully and cautiously steer his
faithful Ford, that most automobile
owners drive too rapidly over our
rough roads. When driving in a bug
gy, most persons go at a slow pace
over the rocks, gullies and ditches,
and then increase the speed after
these rough places have been passed
ovr. Not so, however, with many
automobile owners. If automobiles,
which are one of the greatest bless
ings to humanity, making coun
try life an hundred-fold more atract
ive than formerly, were used with
the same care as horse-drawn ve
hicles, their life would be lengthened
by many days.
The highest evidence that Mr.
Medlock knows how to prolong the
life of a car through good treatment
is found in the fact that he has own
ed his Ford for more than two years
and the wheels still have the tires
that were purchased with the car.
Mr. Medlock had the opportunity of
selling his car the other day for
more than it cost him. He says "Peo
ple drive fast and get to town before
I do, but they also get to the garage
for repairs before I do."
It is useless to add that we spent
a very pleasant day in the home of
Mr. Medlock. Besides enjoying the
princely feast which Mrs. Medlock
prepared, it was refreshing to see
the kindly thoughtfulness and the
perfect accord that exists among the
children and all in the home. We
were pleased to meet and have the
opportunity of conversing with Mrs.
Dukes, the aged mother of Mr. Ed
Dukes, who lived in Edgefield some
years ago and made many friends
here. This good lady is also the step
mother of Mrs. Medlock and is up
from Augusta visiting her.
The experience of this Sab
bath day spent amid rural fastness
es carried us back to our boyhood
days spent on the farm above Meet
ing Street. Those were halcyon days.
We sometimes wonder of boys wha
are being reared in the country apf
prec?ate the good fortune that has
corne their way. Stay on the farm,
boys. Keep as "far from the madden
ing (city) crowd" as possible.
Mrs. Medlock showed us some ex
ceedingly interesting photographs
that were sent her by her son, Hamp
ton Medlock, while he was engaged
in overseas duty. She also has some
souvenirs that are highly prized. We
regretted that we did not see
Hampton and have him relate some
fo his war experiences. He was ab
sent in Columbia Sunday.
Shower for Students.
On Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock
Mrs. Tillman and Mrs. Mims enter
tained the mothers and friends of
the girls who went to Salisbury to
the Normal and Industrial School,
Misses Mary Dorn, Rachael Arthur,
Susan Adams and Ethel Cheatham.
Miss Mary Dorn gave several se
lections on the piano, and Mrs. Mims
introduced the young ladies and
their mothers to all who were pres
Dr. R. G. Lee made a very appro
priate talk both humorous and help
ful and Mrs. Tillman cheered them
along with a few words of encour
When this was finished, the
Tguests were all invited to the oppo- '
(site room where a Japanese umbrel
la hung, filled with presents, each
tied with a long white ribbon. ? As
these were drawn, the present fol
lowed and were opened where every j
one could see, and'the packages con
tained many useful articles. i
While this was in process, choco-'
late and pineapple cream and cake
A New Model Overland.
Overland cars easily rank afoiong
the best medium priced cars on the |
market. Scores of them have been
sold by Mr. J. D. Holstein, Jr., to
Edgefield '-p?ople~~who have "Jested
them thoroughly on Edgefield~roads.*
That they have stood the_ severe
test is proven by the great demand '
for these cars. In a short time Mr.
Holstein will offer something en-1
tirely new in an Overland car-an |
Overland Four-which will be much !
lo\ver in price but will possess the
real Overland merit. This car has,
been put through severe tests and I
has made good. Mr. Willys did this
i before putting it on the market be- j
cause Overland reputation is at j
! stake. The gasoline consumption of
jthe Overland Four is phenominally |
?low. Read what Mr. Holstein says in
i his attractive advertisement in this
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our kind neighbors and friends for
their kindness shown us during the
illness and death of our father.
Mary F. Hammond
A wedding of wide interest was
that of Miss Marian Bailey and Mr.
William Eugene Thompson bf Tim
The parlor was beautifully deco
rated in white with asparagus and
The guests were receivd by the
Misses Summer, Mrs. Boozer and
Delightful music was furnished by
Miss Martha Boozer of Columbia,
who sang, "Dawning," accompanied
on the violin by Miss \Sabe Miller.
? The bride, wearing a. lovely white
gown with a veil, came in with her
mother, Mrs. E. C. Bailey, the dame
of honor, to the strains of the wed
ding march played by Miss Gladys
Padgett. Little Miss Virginia Hol
land was the ring bearer, Misses
Elizabeth and Charlotte Bailey were
the ribbon girls. The best man, Mr.
Thompson, was a brother of the
groom, and Miss Lillie Mae Thomp
son, a sister of the groom, was the
maid of honor.
At the conclusion of the .ceremony
which was performed by Rev. E. C.
Bailey, father of the bride, prayer
was offered by Rev. P. P. Blalock.
Delicious refreshments, consisting
of cream and cake were served.
The happy bride and groom were
congratulated by the many friends
j [Who were present. A varied assort
iment of exquisite gifts to the bride
. were a proof of her popularity.
RED OAK GROVE.
Interesting Sunday Morning
Service. B. Y. P. U. Or
ganized. Preparing for
Big Baptist Drive.
Services at Red Oak Grove last
?Sunday was quite interesting, for
?the subject, our pastor used "Pray
er" taken from Mark 12 chapter, be
ding full of inspiration and encourage
The State Mission Day will be ob
served at Red Oak Grove next fourth
?Sunday, having exercises by W. M.
|U., Y. W. A.'s and Sunbeams in the
.morning and several addresses in the
afternoon. We hope to have good at
tendance and a most helpful day.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey has arranged
?for the circle a very interesting pro
gram for Wednesday afternoon, Mrs.
Sallie Timmerman hostess. The Y. W
A.'s will meet with the Circle that
: our plans for the campaign may co
Our young people have organized
a B. Y. P. U. through the untiring
efforts of Mrs. Mamie Bussey. Mrs.
Lamb acting as chairman.
The following officers were elect
ed: Mrs. J. M. Farm, president; Mrs.
Jeff Sharpton, vice-president; Miss
Sunie Sharpton, secretary and Miss
Deadis Dow treasurer. Miss Mamie
Bussey, leader. Twenty tv/o names
The following delegates will at
tend our association at Bethany
Wednesday and Thursday: Messrs.
T. W. Lamb, ?. 0. Timmerman, W.
0. Whatley and J. A. Hamilton.
Mrs. Wilbur Hcrling and children
also Messrs Whit and Arthur Ilar
ling spent last Friday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Griffis.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Reynolds from
Johnston visited at the home of Mr.
T. W. Lamb last week, accompanied
by their seven intererting^ad-|jreti^--<,
daughters. ' "'r ;'
Mrs Mamie Walker from Augusta;
made a business trip to Modoc this
week and was the guest of Mrs. Will
Agner and Mrs Press Parkman.
Misses Maggie and Eva Agner
went to Edgefield shopping last Fri-^,
The Divisional meeting of W. M.
U. is to convene with the society at
Clarks Hill on the 20th inst.
'Mr. Frank Kenrick ieturns to G.
M. A. this week.
j Miss Mildred Bussey had as her
guests last week-end, Misses Marie
Hamilton and Bertha Parkman.
Miss Lou Eva Parkman, with her
pretty cousin, Miss Ruby Dorn,
'spent a few days with friends at Col
liers last week.
Mrs. Press Doolittle had the misfor
tune to stick a nail almost through
.her foot last week. Dr. Whitlock, has
.by careful nursing, prevented se- .
?rious trouble and we trust she may
Mr. William Bell with his win
some little sister, Miss Martha, from
Stevens Creek attended cervices at
Red Oak Grove last Sunday and was
I the guest of Miss Kathleen Kenrick.
Messrs. Clyde and Broadus Bled
soe, two of Rocky Creek's splendid
lyoun men, were guests.last Sunday
'of Mr. Frank Kenrick.
The many friends of Mr. Bruce
Timmorman are glad to have him
. home again and trust he may soon
regain his former health .as cooler
?weather comes. v. ?
The committee for the 75-Million
drive is actively at work in our
church and .they seem assured of
'great things from our people.
Program of Edgefield Movies.
I Friday: "The Avenging Trail will
be presented in five^parts, featuring
J Saturday: "The Renegade in the
I Tennessee Hills" will be shown in
four reels with good stars, also "The
Love Fiend," featuring Charlie Chap
Monday, September 15: "Chips
Flying Up" will pe presented in two
reels. Camouflage in two reels with
special features. The News of the
World will be given in one reel.
Tuesday, September 16: Special,
Lillian Walker and Edith Day in
"The Grain of Dust." This is a big,
six reel drama. Tell your friends
'about this strong list of attractions*