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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNS?l?Y, AUGUST 11th, 1909.
Large Number of Teachers and
Citizens Generally Assem
bled to Hear the Splen
No gathering has ever been held
within the borders of the county
that has contributed more to the up
building of the schools and the ad
vancement of the cause of educa
tion than the rally that was held in
the college auditorium Monday.
The large attendance was very
gratifying to the County Superintend
ent of Education and the members
of the County Board of Education.
This large attendance, crowding the
auditorium to its utmost capacity,
was made possible through the
kindly consideration of Judge Al
drich in adjourning court until
three o'clock in the afternoon, so as
to enable the jurors, witnesses and
court officials to attend.
The first speaker was Cof. F. N.
Iv. Bailey who had traveled all
night in order to be present. Those
who heard o*J Bailey's, address
pronounced it ci?? ?f thc best that
ho has ever made to ah Edgreneld
audience. He laid great stress upon
the common school.
The second speaker was Prof. W.
K. Fate, of Charleston, who is
recognized as one of the foremost
educators in the state. He has been
superintendent of the public schools
of Chariest m for several years. But
having K n reared in the rural dis
tricts of Tennessee, he knows tho
.?iceds of the rural schools, audit
as i. r the upbuilding of these
' schools that he made,.a very earnest
Owing to the usual press of busi
ness on Monday morning, which
was increased or augmented by the
large crowd in attendance upon
court, the writer was denied the
privilege of hearing the two first
speakers, also the major portion of
Dr. H. N. Snyder's magnificent ad
?; dress. "We wish, however, to stress
one point made near the close of
Dr. Snyder's address, to wit: that
the parents, should at all times and
under all circumstances stand by
the teacher and not take the part of
the child in its fancied, wrongs and
grievances. He said the teacher may
Jb? gone when the next^ session
comes but the child rem^a^mi the
home, and if a b~" is 1 en to be
lieve that whether right or wrong
father and mother will take his
part, then trouble has begun for
those parents. Ninety-nine times out
of a hundred the teacher is right
and should receive the sympathy
and co-operation of parents.
At the conclusion of Dr. Sny
der's address a recess of one hour
was given for dinner. The ladies
of the town had prepared delight
ful refreshments in the form of
sandwiches and ice tear After every
body had been bountifully served,
gallons upon gallons of the amber
beverage and several large baskets
of sandwiches were left.
The music that was furnished by
the band under the leadership of
Rev. P. P. Blalock was thorougly
enjo3*ed, adding much to tue pleas
ure of the day.
When the audience re-assembled
Rev. T. P. Burgess in a most pleas
ing manner introduced Hon. D. D.
McColl, Jr., an able young lawyer
and member of the House of Rep
resentatives, from Bennettsville. In
speaking of fhe^improvem?nt of the
common schools, Mr. McColl said
the chief foundation stone is the
teacher, aud that the schools will
grow and prosper in the proportion
that the teacher brings the necessa
ry qualifications for improvement.
He next referred to the relative at
tendance upon the public schools
by the children of the two races,
not for the purpose pf disturbing the
relations between the races, but in
order to show how indifferent and
remiss many white parents are in
the matter of m educating their chil
dren. The record shows' that the
.enrollment of negro children in the
schools of Edgetield county is
4,840, while the enrollment of white
children is onlj- 2,022.. The average
attendance of negro children is
4,440 and the average attendance of
the white children is 1,500. Only
eight per cent of the former who
enroll remain out of school, while
25 per cent of the latter do not at
tend even after enrolling.
Mr. McColl said the people of
our county need to be aroused from
their lethargy. While their rural
schools need to be improved and
should have their standards raised,
yet the foregoing figures show that
they are not availing themselves of
the opportunities that they already
Mr. McColl called attention to
the fact that a great number of
voters in the county are unable to
read even in the ballots they cast,
and very properly added that the
taxpayers who have no children in
the schools, but whose property is
Large Conference of Physicians
Held at Abbeville Saturday
to Study the New Dis
When the newly discovered dis
ease, "pellagra," which possibly is
only an old disease with anew name,
was first discussed, the laity, and
doubtless not a few of the medical
fraternity, were disposed to4*eat it
as a joke; but the disease has be
come so widespread and so disastrous
in its effects as to cause considerable
Saturday las j; some seventy-odd
physicians and??edica] students from
different parts of the state had a
conference in Abbeville for the pur
pose of studying the, disease. Be
sides considerable discussion, sever
al valuable papers were read by phy
sicians, giving their experience in
treating the disease.
^.?\ Greenwood physician who has
recently treated nine cases stated
that the characteristic symptoms of
pellagra are "discoloration of the
skin on the hands, arms, neck, knees,
and feet, and sometimes face and
breast, that develo]) a. red blotchy
appearance, then becoming da^k
brown, while the skin assumes an
erytheinatous condition, with ulcer
ations. Accompanying this phenom
enon there is a persistent dysentary
that will not yield to the usual treat
ment and causes emaciation of the
patient. The mouth and other
body orifices become sore and the
tongue assumes a blistered appear
ance with accompanying pain that
extends backward into the throat
One peculiarity of the pellagra is
that the mind is affected, resulting
in insanity as the disease progresses,
i The mortality is generally about
fifty per cent, being as high as sev
ty-five per cent in some countries.
Dr. IT. E. McConnell, of Chester,
who was the fir.-t physician ? in this
country to diagnose and name the
disease, stated that about 75 per
cent of his, patients are females but
could^vje.ino reason why women
are more^su^ceptible-than men. ' '
"As it is >generally belreveo that
pellagra is caused by eating bread
made from unsound corn, Dr. Mc
Connell had the following to say:
"If the dis?ase is due to eating
bread, etc., made from musty meal,
then we must see to it that our
"johnny cakes and muffinn' are
made from good sound meal like the
kind our fathers were raised on.
Meal from sound corn, that has
stood in the field till frost, after the
fodder has been pulled and was
thoroughly, dry when harvested, and
also selected-the best corn in the
crib being put in a bin for meal and
the rest fed to the stock.
"I believe the Western plan of
harvesting corn that is fast being
adopted in the South, of cutting and
shocking the corn just when the
fodder is ripe and the grain still
soft, has something to do witl: the
development f the fungus tjiat pro
duces the disease."
taxed for the support of ,0'J schools,
have a right to demai that the
citizenship of the count^ Q ,ele-..'?t
ed in order that the bal:' by' ay'?-*
intelligently cast. We '. time Z
citizens, better jurors, rv" ld hu
who will speak the truth, mer ol
telligent parents, all of which is'ti.,
aim we seek to accomplish through
Mr. McColl commended the peo
ple of Edgetield for having nine
school districts in which a special
tax is levied for the support of th e
public schools but said that num
ber should be increased. He de
plored the fact that the average
salary of the teachers in this county
is only ?207.
The splendid address of Mr. Mc
Coll, so franghtjwith timely admo
nitions and wise counsel, made an
exceedingly favorable impression.
Dr. C. E. Burts was next called
upon, and in his forceful manner
urged the'people to apply what they
had learned from' the able speakers
who had addressed them. He said
holiness means wholeness, the de
velopment of mind, body and soul,
and that the tuan who neglects the
jrablie school fails to do his duty as
a Christian citizen.
He predicted that this rally would
mark the beginning of a revival of
t^iuation in the county, and urged
that every community in the county
have an educational rally of its own.
Dr. Burts was greatly pleased lihat
every speaker who preceded "lim
had laid great stress upon the com
mon schools, the rural schools.
He said the ideal community is one
in which is found a prosperous
church presided over by i Avise,
consecrated pastor, with a com
Tortable school house near by with
well equipped teachers in charge.
Tie orreat need of the country is
better teachers and better support
The South's Greatest "Captain ff Indus
* try" at the Helm.
will be heard again in Edgefield, after a silence of
Soon the hum of the spindle and the rattle . <
than a year. The new company that recently purchased the
old property and that "is soon to transform it into a new and
enlarged plant, tcrTSe known as the Beaver Dam Mills, has
Mr. Lewis^W. Parker, the South's greatest '^aptain of In
dustry," as its moving spirit, and associated \vit.h' him are ;
Mr. Lewis, Jjjffiarker, cf Greenville.
number of large and Tery wealthy cotton m^ijitacturers,
who purpose making the Edgefield mill the fin;e^kbest eqip
ped plant in this section of the state. The ir^&?ment of
their money in Edgefield by these manufactur^sL,;.:togethe?r
with the prospect of a greatly enlarged mill, ha?S^nya new
impetus to business and portends that there is ab fifer,.bright
er day not far distant for the old town.
It means more than our people at first , real
man of Mr. Parker's wealth and business pr^_
ly associated and vitally connected with om'tow ri.
Mr. B. F. Zimmerman, who is to have the "management
of the mill is a most affable and agreeable gentleman, hav
ing during his short stay among us impressed' 'our people
not only by his splendid business ability but with the fact that
his dealings with them shall always be upon a broad^gener
to have a
* - -""eicse
THE EDGEFIELD I
Will give a |?cn
' Thursday, August
> iee irt the Erfr
?< ie* ' anta"
" I tion Investigation.
Md, Special. - Mrs
" of Portland. Ore.,
r,;?- Rosa Sutton
er, 'id, to fight
The publie is
changes in the lea
??;.V and adjourns
The par of Ru
?f England mot a
?n Monday. m'
,Jpard a ship
v;ewed the B
The ( Conf?d?ral4 V
t?) be present a
ed schools, consolidating small,
weak schools wherever possible.
Dr. Burts said that people can
have better schools, and what they
can have they ougltt to have.
The distinguished speakers of the
day were extended a rising vote of
thanks for i eir magnificent ad
dresses, the like of which is seldom
Mr. A. R. Nicholson, the County
Superintendent of Education, and
the members of th 1 county board
of education were ci-umended very
highly for the ettore put forth in
the interest of the educational ral
ly. The ladies of Edgefield were
also commended for the delightful
lunch which they very thoughtfully
Don't Blame the Photographer.
Irate Woman-"These photo
graphs you mace of myself and hus
band are not al all satisfactory and
I refuse to accept them?" Photog
raphs-" Wha's wrong with th em?'
Irate Woman-Yhat's wrong! Why,
my husband lodes like a baboon.
Photographert"Well, that's no
fault of mine, hadam. You should
have thought (f that before you had
him taken."-(jhicago Daily Niews.
A Chriijian Warning.
We deem it a solemn duty to
warn young ouples either to avoid
39 cent hamrocks or else to bam g
them very lor.
Very Able Addresses at the W
O. W. Picnic, Delightful
Meeting at Rehoboth.
' (Written for last wsek.)
At this writing Monday afternoon
ive are having a splendid season of
rain which is very beneficial to the
The W. O. W. picnic at Li berty
Sill last Thursday was a most en
oyable gathering. The crowd was
arge and good order prevailed. The
limier was a most delightful one
md the program was well carried
rat. Prof. W. W. Fuller in a very
ippropriate speech welcomed all
'isitors and also presided over the
neeting. The first speaker intro
hiced was one whom all delight
,o honor, the Hon. J. C. Sheppard,
)f Edgefield, who stood in a few
rand red yards of his old native
lome and who as usual made an ex
client speech. In his opening re
narks he became reminiscent and
?poke of his boyhood days and paid
i beautiful and touching tribute to
lome of the heroes of the commun i
y who had been called up higher
md whose faces he sadly missed.
Te also spoke of the great advance
ni'iit of the American people in the
ast century and of the confidence
md brotherly feeling now existing,
mcouraged largely by the great
The next speaker introduced was
Elev. J. T. Littlejohn, of Red Hill,
vlio has the happy faculty of making
limself at home everywhere. He
ipoke at some length of the great
?ood that has been accomplished
jy the Woodmen of the World and
)ther fraternal organizations. His
?peech was followed along the same
ine by Rev. J. P. Dendy, of An
lerson, who is the pastor of Betha
?y chut-ch. Rev. S. R. Bass of Mc
cormick also made a capital speech.
We feel that this gathering has ,
aeeu of great benefit to our camp
md also to the surrounding com
nunity in many respects.
!Last Friday evening a large-.
?-rr.wd of young people and several
Dicier ones enjoyed very-much th ';
measuring party at the home of
Mr. C. C. Burkhalter. The evening
?vas delightfully spent in playing
carious games, also a flower contest
;vas very interesting to quite a num
ber who took part. Mr. J. D. Hugh
?y and Miss Tillie Gilchrist won
Evidently an Irish Lad.
The grocer's boy was lumbering
ip the kitchen stairway with his
irms full of packages.
"Boy" said the mistress of the
louse, somewhat sharply, 'are your
"Yes'm" he answered, still climb
ng the stair.-- "It's only me shoes
hat's dirty."-Chicago Tribune.
Echo From the Home.
Te: aei-Now Willie, can you
neni . any creature that belongs
a the .mite creation?
Willie--Yes'm; Pa does,'cause
na says so.
Revival Services Close. Meeting
at Modoc This Week. Lec
ture by Japanese Stu
Our aeries of meetings closed
Friday last. Bro. Geo. Wright, of
Newberry, doing all the preaching
after Monday. Rev. Mr. Wright,
who is an Edgefield preacher,
though he has been at Newbery 19
years which speaks volumes in it
self is a good man, and a most ex
cellent preacher. He is very conse
crated, has a fine mind, has a pleas
ing address, and a magnetic voice,
and is easily among the best preach
ers in the state. He preached the
plain gospel truth with force and
great clearness in the power bf the
spirit-and love of the Master. There
were no accessions, but we trust
tho church was greatly benefitted
Our pastor Rev. L. B. White
commenced a meeting at Modoc
yesterday, being assisted by Rev.
Frank M. Hauser, of St. Matthews.
Mr. Hauser is no stranger, having
preached in protracted meetings at
Modoc and Parksville a few years
ago, to the delight of all our peo
Our meeting brought among us
many interesting visitors but none
gave us more pleasure than that of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prince, of Cold
Spring, and their beautiful little
daughter, Fannie Bell. Fannie Bell
is not only sweet and pretty, but
she is exceedingly smart and inter
esting for a child of her age. We
hope they will come often.
Miss Aleen Parks, of Augusta,
the daughter of Mr. Felix Parks,
has been ^visiting her cousin, Miss
Sallie Parks. It was not only a
treat to Miss Aleen to get to visit
relatives, but to get to attend our
meeting and hear such good preach
ing was a greater one.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brunson have
just returned from a week's visit to
their son, John Jr., over in Union,
and Miss Virginia Stone and her
son, Luther, to a visit to Mr.
Stone's brother Jim in the eastern
p?rt/of thev state of a week's dura
Miss May Bell, and your most ex
cellent correspondent, Mr. John
Hughey, all of Rehoboth, gladden
ed us by a recent visit in attend
ance upon our meeting.
The B. Y. P. U. meeting last
night was exceptionally good, the
subject being Sonship-or depend
ence upon God. Miss Addie Bell
read an excellent paper on the
Resurrection, and Miss Martha
Dorn also read a beautiful paper on
Heaven. The interest was good, and
thc meeting helpful.
It was announced last night that
on Monday night August 9th, a
Mr. Murata, a Japanese st?dent *
Wofford college, would lecture in
the Baptist church on ''manners and
customs of Japan" illustrating said
lecture by stereopticon views. Mr.
Murata has had two years at
Wofford, and is trying to make his
expense? by a lecturing tour, and
we 'jope all who can will help him
The c )S are thought to be two
weeks 1 and corn very sorry as
n,ule. ? >rn in Washington town
ey : * tter than any v here else
>nty that I have observed.
vi late and the yield depends
seasons from now on un
idle of September, but a
r*an hardly be expected.
i beautiful box of flowers,
mjoyable feature of the
fe is acting the old maid by
M ico vainc Talbert. Delightful re
freshments were also served during
the evening. The handsome sum of
?20.00 less the expense was realized,
which will be used for missionary
Last Saturday evening Mr. B.
D. Seigler served ice cream in hon
or of the visitors of the community
among whom are the Misses Wil
liams, Miss Mattie Stalnaker and
Mrs. W. W. Fuller. Quite a number
of the young people of the commu
nity were present and enjoyed the
afternoon very much.
We are sorry [to report that Mr.
3. B. Strom is quite sick.
Miss Weinona Strom is visiting
Miss Lila Lanham, of the Republi
can community this week.
Miss Emmie Perrin, of Atlanta,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Jennie
Miss Cathie Blake, formerly of
Ninety Six, but nowr a trained nurse
\t the Augusta hospital, visited Miss
Tonnie and Miss Tillie Gilchrist
Misses Mamie Seigler, Kittie Lou
Hughey, Louise and Gertrude Wil
liams visited Mrs. John L. Talbert
of McCormick, last Sunday and
Miss Wilmoth Jackson will re
Block of Beautiful New Brick
Stores. Town Hall to be
Built by Mr. Toney
Turner. Many Visitors
Mrs. Sammon, o?* Macon, Ga., is
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J.
Mr. Cummings, of Georgetown,
was here last week visiting friends.
Mrs. Ida Stevens and Mr. Lewis
Stevens visited relatives here last
Rev. B. J. Guess has gone to
Uope, S. C., to assist Rev. Harmon
in a meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hazel, of
Spartanburg, arrived this week for
i visit to friends and relatives.
Misses Maggie Cummings and
Ettie Smith, have gone to Aiken, to
spend sometime with relatives.
Mrs. Laura Waites has returned
:rom Trenton, where she visited her
Laughter, 'Mrs. Ollie Posey.
Miss Sallie Milford has gone to
Elendersonville, N. C., to spend
Mrs. H. C. Bailey and Miss Nel
ie Vera, have gone to Columbia for
i visit to relatives.
Miss Myra Glenn, of Batesburg,
s the guest of Mrs. J. A. Gibson.
Mr. and Mrs. Hillary Crouch
lave gone to the mountains to spend
i while. \ .
Main street presents a pleasing
ippearance since the new brick
?tores have been completed. There
ire only three more wooden build
ngs on this block, and Mr. M. T.
Furner has purchased two of them
md later on will tear them dow
md erect two modern and up-t
late stores, titting up the upp
story as a town hall. The- otb
store is owned by Mr. Rufus De
.ick who will also replace the woo
m store with a brick structure.
Grady Ryan, the three year-o
mild of Ed Ryan, colored, was i
jidentally shot and killed on Tut
lay. A loaded gun had been plac
m a chair and the child ran agair
t, and as the gun fell to the flo
t discharged, the contents enterii
;he left shoulder and thev heai
?using instant death.
On last Monday afternoon duri]
Lrain storm, lightning struck tl
-evidence of Mr. D. R. Stroth?
rhe bolt struck the corner of t
louse .tearing off considerab
?vtather-boarding; from here t
jolt passed through the hall tear!
iway part of the rear door, a:
loing some damage to the kitch<
Mr. Strother and his family,were
;hc house, and were only sligh
mocked. It is miraculous that nc
)f them were killed, as the^c
,vere flying through the house.
Rev. M. L. Lawson, pastor of t
Baptist church, assisted in t
neeting at Rocky Creek last wet.-,,
md 6 new members were added to
-he church roll as a result of the
neeting. Owing to the excessive
.ains, the last service was held on
Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Law
son will go up to Meeting Street on
Monday and assist Rev. Heckle in
ris meeting at Stevens Creek
Miss Mamie Stansell entertained
Arith an elaborate tea on Thursday
?vening in honor of her visitors,
Misses Slator, of Orangeburg, Chil
lers, of Laurens, and Mosely, of
Mr. Frank Bland, of Thompson,
Sa., arrived last week for a visit.
Miss Mary Spann Harrison was
it home Friday evening to a few of
1er friends, and charmingly enter
Miss Sarah Stevens bas gone to
Saluda to visit friends.
Mr. Petigo Lowrey, of Big
>eek, is here for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark, of
\iken, are guests this week at the
lome of Mr. Syvian Sawyer.
Mrs. Chas. King and children, of
Savannah, are spending this month
nth the former's sister, Mrs. W.
Misses An irina and Nina Ouzts
ire at Asheville, N. C., for a few
Mr. P. B. Waters, Jr., is having
umber laid for the re-modeling ol'
lis dwelling in town, and when
?ompleted, will leave his farm near
own to occupy this.
Mrs. J. W. Payne, who has been
nike sick for the past month is
Swift's Premium Hams and Geor
gia Cane syrup at
urn to her home at Newport, S. C.,
o morrow, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Morgan re
amed from Glenn Springs last
iaturday. Mr. Morjan is very much
mproveci in health.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn will con
luct a series of meetings at Reho
)oth next week.