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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 3,1911
PESKY HOUSE FLY.
Season Has Arrived For De
daring War on The I louse
Fly. A Very Dangerous
Spreader of Disease.
The manses of the people are just
opening their eyes to the danger of
the apparently harmless house fly
For years scientists and physicians
have sounded the alarm but for a
long time their admonitions fell as
seed upon stony ground. However,
people are now waking up and re
alizing that there is more than a
modicum of truth in all that has
been said and written concerning
the fly nuisance.
The state board of health is calling
attention to the great danger arising
from mosquitoes and the house fly,
from which the following is nn ex
"See the fly! "Where? Most
everywhere, t Upstairs, downstairs,
in my lady's chamber; out of doors,
in doors, on baby's face and lips; in
the milk, on your tooth brushes and
picks; on baby's nipple and teeth
ing ring; in the syrup and jam. Also
in the privy, pig-pen and stable; on
baby's diaper and nose; dining in a
consumptive's spittle cup, sampling
syphilitic sores; the advance agent
for Typhoid & Co.; the greatest
disgrace of our time.
The house fly is of no earthly use;
it is a constant menace to the health
of this nation, so mueh so that it
has been cf.lled the"Typhoid fly"by
an eminent entomologist. Among
the diseases spread by this insect
are consumption and tuberculosis,
typhoid fever, infectious bowel
troubles, such as diarrhoea and dys
entery, 'suppuration or "festering"
of wounds and abrasions, summer
diarrhoea of children, Asiastic chol
,era and others. Finally, the insect
may actually infest human beings,
living in wounds or diseased mucous
surfaces, or in the bowel; in the lar
val or maggot form.
These disease are all transmitted in
the particles of filth which cling to
the hairy body and legs of the fly
these particles, consisting of human
or animal excrement, pus, blood or
decaying food, may contain the
germs of the various diseases nam
ed. The excrement of the fly, the
familar ''fly specks.''has also ibeen
fotin<4 to contain living ?ilen
germs which had been fed previous
ly to the insect and had passed
through its alimentary canal with
out losing vitality or virulence.
The heavy death rate from ty
phoid and diarrhoeal diseases among
our soldiers during the war with
Spain was due chiefly to the agency
of the fly rather than to the bad
beef, of which so much has been
printed. In one of the large camps
of soldiers lime-covered flies were
commonly observed crawling over
the food on the men's table; the
lime carne from the open latrines
used by the men.
It is estimated that 5,000 infant
deaths every year in New York City
are lue to house flies. What the
yearly total for our state is can only
Physicians now recognize the fact
that the fly is a more common and
more certain vehicle for typhoid
fever than either water, milk or
food. Aside from its crimes against
health laws, the fly is a violator of
all laws of decency and cleanliness.
Its unspeakable, loathsome filth is
alone sufficient to make its destruc
tion an imp?.ative, uni\ et sal necessi
The best way to abate the fly
nuisance is to prevent the breeding
of flies rather than to attempt the
destruction of the full grown insects.
The female house fly lays her 120
eggs in horse manure preferably,
but any filth will do if it be warm
and moist. The possible alternatives
arc the excrement of human beings
and of animals, decaying vegetable
and animal matter, collections'of
trash and garbage. The larvae or
maggots emerge from the eggs in
eight hours. In five days they are
transformed into thc pupa. In five
days more the adult insect leaves
the breeding place. About twenty
broods are possible in a si..gie warm
season iii the latitude of South Caro
lina. The time of breeding may be
prolonged by cold weather.
A great many flies are killed by
winter cold, but a great many hi
bernate during the winter in out
houses and in dwellings, in dark,
warm corners, in folds of clothing,
etc. With the first warm days of
spring these lay their eggs. A ten
day period of warmth and sunshine
hatches out this firsi: brood, and we
have these sudden swarms of flies
which are so familiar and so annoy
ing after the first warm spell of
March or April.
Keep always in mind, therefore,
that flies and filth belong together.
Filth is necessary for the propaga
tion and breeding of the fly. In the
absence of filth there will be no
CLEORA SCHOOL CLOSED.
Acreage of Corn Increased.
School Doing Thorough
Work. Four Aged Vet
erans Well Again.
Cotton planting is about finished
and corn is being planted. That
which was planted early has come
up to good stand. More corn is being
planted this year with better prepa
ration, and more fertilizing than
ever has been before in this com
Grain crop is small on account
of lack of rain. Nearly every one
has a patch of wheat sown.
The Brunson school taught by
Miss Nellie Hill and Miss Carrie
Collins closed on the 21st of April.
When it comes to thorough work,
we don't believe there is a better
school in the county. When the
special tax which was voted last
fall becomes available next term, we
hope to run eight months instead of
six as now.
Mrs. Susan Brunson, Capt. J. C.
Williams, Mr. Gip Seigler and Mr.
George Broadwater, four of about
the oldest people in this neighbor
hood have been sick, but are better
Mr. Joe Brunson of Aiken, is to
spend this week visiting his broth
ers, and fishing on Turkey Creek,
Capacity of Edgefield Mill's
Ginnery to be Doubled.
A meeting of the directors of the
Beaver Dam Mills was held Saturday
L. W. Parker and Thos. F. Parker
of Greenville were the only out-of
town directors present. The presi
dent, Lewis AV. Parker, stated in
his report that while the mill's bal
ance sheet for the year showed no
net profits, it had made as good
showing as the average cotton mill
in the state. The physical condition
of the property is excellent, con
siderable improvements having been
made during the year. The outlook
is much more encouraging for the
The Beaver Dara property, which
is now a part of the Parker syn
dicate or merger, is unique in that
a large oil mill is operated in con
nection with the cotton mill. Not
withstanding-the very unfavorable
conditions of the past season, the
oil mill made a very satisfactory
net profit, probably more than many
other oil mills in the state. It was
decided at the meeting Saturday to
double the capacity of the ginnery,
so as to be able next season to de
liver a farmer's cotton to him in 20
minutes after his wagon arrives, in
stead of f Drcing him to wait a half
day or mo.e, as has frequently been
the case in the past.
The remedy is obvious-clean up,
screen up, and keep clean and keep
ci-^an and screened.
Since flies do not travel more than
a few hundred Tyards in horizontal,
not a hundred feet in vertical dis
tance, each man is responsible,
usually, for his own flies and their
breeding places. Houses should be
screened, especially kitchens, pan
tries and dining room. All meat
and fruit shops should be screened,
and screened windows and doors
must not be allowed to become
broken or stand open.
All openings to privies should be
screened, including the ventilating
holes and the opening at the back.
The seat openings should have tight
fittting covers, which should be
kept on. Five per cent carbolic acid
solution should be kept in the pail
or tub at ali times. Stable manure
should be removed at least once
weekly, along with refuse, garbage
and filth from the yard. A properly
built manure closet would have a
tight door opening inside through
which the manure from the stalls
should be passed daily. An opening
outside the stable would permit of
removing the contents at regular in
tervals. Both doors should be fly
tight and the ventilator tube should
have a cap of wire gauze.
All garbage cans and trash boxes
should be screened or have tight
fitting covers, which should be kept
on." Cesspools and manure pits
should be screened and contents
covered with, 5 per cent crude, car
bolic acid or compound solution of
In the household flies may be
trapped, killed with wire gauze
paddles, caught on sticky paper,
poisoned or killed by fumes of in
sect powder or sulphur.
A good and cheap poison is made
by adding a teaspoonful of forma
lin to a pint of water. Place this in
a dish on a window sill and darken
the room. The flies will drink the
mixture, die and may be swept out.
Dining rooms and kitchen should
be kept darkened when not in use,
as flies love the light, and will not
enter a dark room.
PLEASANT LANE NEWS.
Farmers Now Through Planting.
Rapid Increase in Popula
tion. Keep Your Eyes
on Luther Byrd.
The farmers are about through
planting and are enjoying them
selves fishing. Some are getting
fine stands of cotton.
The Griffis school which was
taught by Miss Mary Emma? Byrd,
closed with a delightful dance on
Friday afternoon last. Prizes were
won by Misses Ethel and Mary
Griffis, Kate Seigler and Master
Jessie Griffis for regular attendance.
Our honorable friend, Mr.George
Broadwater, has been sick for the
past mouth, but glad to say he is
Mrs. J. S. Strom is much better
after a week's illness.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. CorleyV
hearts were gladdened by the ap
pearance of a fine boy on the 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Timmerman
are happy over the appearance of a
fine girl, born the 23rd.
Miss Ida Griffis of the Cleora
section visited her sister, Mrs. L.H.
Harling, last week.
Mrs. Jane Harling, who has been
on an extended visit to her daugh
ter, Mrs. J. L. Prince, and son, Mr.
L. H. Harling, will go to her
daughter's, Mrs. J. H. Reel, now
Mrs. M. E. Strom, Miss Pauline
Byrd and Mrs. L. H. Harliag at
tended the Woman's Missionary
meeting at Edgefield.
We see Mr. Luther Byrd riding
around in a new buggy. We do
not know what that means, but sup
'pose he intends taking the ' pretty
maids" to the picnics this summer.
Miss Bessie Oothran is visiting
her aunt, Mri. S. D. Byrd, this
Mrs. M. E. Etheredge has been
on the sick list, but glad to say is
Mr. Felix Walker has been quite
sick for the past week.
Mn. Joe Cartledge was the guest
of Mrs. J. L. Prince on Thursday
Mrs. G. G. West spent last San
day with her daughter, Mrs. M. E.
Mis? Ida Lou Byrd ia visiting ber
cousin, Miss Ethel Griffis, of the
Miss Carrie Corley of Cleora,
visited her sister, Mrs. W.E. Byrd,
Miss Lila . Logan has returned
home after a two weeks stay with
her sister, Mri. Penn, of Trenton.
Miss Ethel Logan of the S. C. C.
I. spent the week end with her
mother, Mrs. Emma Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morgan and
their sweet baby, Carroll, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Byrd
on Sunday last.
We have a flourishing Sunday
school at Berea. A large attend
ance last Sunday. Blue Eyes.
Aged Sows the Best For Breed
An investigation at the Iowa Ex
periment Station to discover the in
fluence of the age of sows upon
their prolificacy and the weight and
growth of the pigs they produced,
gave some interesting results. It
was found, for example, that 15
sows bred at 8 or 9 months averaged
7 2-3 pigs per litter, while 14 sows
about 24 months old averaged 9
6-10 pigs per litter, and aged sows
averaged 10 6-10 pigs per litter.
Pigs from the younger sows weigh
ed on an average 2.39 pouuds per
pig; from the two-year-old BOWS
2.63, and from the aged sows 2.61
pounds. When about six weeks
old the pigs fi om the young sows
made an average daily gain of .32
pounds, while the pigs from two
year-old sows gained .40 pounds.
No data is given on the gain
of the pigs from the aged sows
Stated in another way, it was
found that the two-year-old sows
farrowed 24 per cent, more pigs
than the young sows, while the old
sows farrowed 30 per cent. more.
The weight of the pigs from the
two-year-old sows was 9 per cent,
greater than that of the young sows
while the pigs from the old gows
were 12 per cent larger than from
the young sows. The pigs from
the two-year-old sows made a more
rapid gain than those from the
young sows, amounting to 26 per
cent. In each instance the older
sows farrowed more pigs per litter,
heavier pigs at the birth, and their
pigs made the most rapid growth
after birth.- Swine in America.
How to Get Rich.
There is no easy road to wealth,
but in the South we are destined to
learn that the shortest cut is through
corn and pea fields, potato patches,
hog pastures and cattle ranges.
[New Building to be Erected.
"Mothers Day to be Ob
served. Many Visitors
Come and Go.
Col. Claud E. Sawyer, of|Aiken,
was the guest of relatives Itere this
Mrs. Susie Mobley Latiraer has
gone to Birmingham, Ala., tfrspend
a month with her son Mr? Hugh
Latimer, and from there sherill go
to Syracuse, N. Y., to attend the
graduation of her son, Rey. Leon
Latimer, and will remain until his
marriage which occurs a few weeks
While Mr. Orphie Ow?om, of j
Meeting Street, was in towfi on Sat
urday, he was assisting ab.mt some f
of his freight, and lost hljr- purse
which contained $80. Ho was un- !
I able to find it.
Main street is to 'be jflBfl
improved. The wooden
pied by MT. A. L. Owdom
! torn away, and a modern
will take its place. On
lot to the left of this, the :
building is to be erectec
I directors expect to open J?fe?ugust J
Miss Freddie Simmons, oflSpar
tanburg is the guest of her^brother,
I Mr. Manning Simmons. J8
Mrs. G. G. Waters went to
North Augusta on Monda?y to visit
her sister, Mrs. Geo. White? who is
Mrs. Lona Ivy is at
a visit to her mother,
"Mothers' Day" will
here on Sunday May
Baptist Sunday school,
services will be arrant
hoped that every mot
will be present It is
every one will wear the^i
er, to show all honor
his or her mother, and &
has been appointed to (;
cemetery on Saturday
and place the white rose
graves of those departed.^
Misses Emmie Mitchell and Maud
Wright went over to Augusta the J
first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. M" T. and
j Miss J?ena Payne went <;^.r' . : Au
gusta last week and enjoyed the
Miss Sara Stevens is at home j
from St. George's where she has j
Mrs. Horace Wright, of George
town, has arrived'to visit her sisters,
Misses Clara and Daisy Sawyer.
Miss Ella Pauline Pechman en
tertained with a delightful tea on
Friday evening in compliment to a
few of her friends.
At an early date Mr. H. W.
Crouch will begin the remodeling
of his home and will transform it
into an elegant colonial mansion.
Mr.* Will Satcher is also building
and will have a pretty new home
on his lot in Eidson Park.
The pupils of the 9th, 10th and
11th grades of the high school had
holiday on last Tuesday, and the
teachers went over to Leesville to
attend the teachers convention to be
Mrs. Nettie Garrett Smith and
Miss Aminee Smith, of Augusta,
are expected Friday, and will visit J
Mrs. M. T. Turner. Mrs. Smith has |
many warm friends in this vicinity,
and her coming will afford great ]
Messrs. Jule and Frank Blind,
Wilmot Ouzts, Howard Payne and
Elzie LaGrone wert over to Tren
ton last Moyday tend the dance j
given for Mi" a Tillman, whose \
marriage o ed the following
Miss J* ry Worr, of Augusta, is
the guesi, of Miss Mary Spann Har
Mesdames J. M. Turner and Kate j
Crouch spent last week in Leesville |
with their niece, Mrs. Walter Hen
Miss Lucile Mobley and Mrs. P. |
N. Keesee, spent the first of the
week in Augusta.
Visitors from Meeting Street!
here this week were Mrs. Ida Ste-1
vens, Miss Lena Stevens and Mr.
J. K. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Whittle are
spending a few days here at the
home of Mr. J. D. Eidson.
Misses Jennie Walsh, of Sumter,
and Emma Stansell, of Greenville,
are guests of Miss Edith Coleman.
Mr. Wilmot Ouzts went up to
Grenwood to attend the oratorical
All who wish to join the flower
show, which is to be held here this
coming fall, are asked to send their
names to Miss Eva Rushton regis
trar. There is no fee attached and
it is hoped that all flower lovers will I
Beautiful Window Erected to
The Memory of "Col. James
T. Bacon Unveiled in
The regular service at Trinity
church Sunday morning had as a
fitting and very beautiful culmina
tion or climax the unveiling of the
window recently erected to the
memory of the lamented Col.
James T. Bacon. Apropos of the
occasion, the rector, Rev. R. G.
Shannonhouse, read as the morning
lesson the narrative of the Good
Samaritan. After making an effect
ive contrast between the proud and
haughty Pharisee who passed the
unfortunate man and the Samaritan
who not only poured oil and wine
upon his wounds but earned him to
an inn, Mr. Shannonhouse spoke at
length of the treatment that our
neighbors should receive at our
hands. During the course of his re
marks Mr. Shannonhouse stated
that nowhere in the world does
there exist a town or community in
which the people manifest a more
genuinely charitable feeling than
they do here in Edgefield.Iie referred
in most appreciative terms to the very
cordial and kindly treatment that he
has received at the hands of the
people of Edgefield during the five
years that he has resided among
lu closing his discourse of the
morning, Mr. Shannonhouse referred
in a most tender manner to the life
of his lriend and neighbor, Col
James T. Bacon, which exemplified
the truths taught in the narrative
of the Good Samaritan. At this
juncture, little James Bacon Sharp
ton, the grand nephew and God-son
of Col. Bacon, advanced to the
chancel rail/and drew the cord that
gently lowered the curtain that
hitherto veiled the beautiful memo
rial window that has been erected
as a fitting monument to the
memory of Col. Bacon.
In casting about for a subject for
the windowjthat of the Good Samari
tan was chosen as being fittingly
symbolic of the very generous and
wholly unselfish life of Col. Bacon.
Possessing a charming personality
and inherent gifts of the highest
order, affluence and world-wide
fame were easily within his reach,
yet he chose rather to remain in the
beloved village of his nativity in
comparative obscurity where, like
the Good Samaritan, he could pour
oil and wine on the wounds of his
friends and neighbors, than to lo
cate in larger fields where full play
could have been given to his talent,
bringing a proportionate return of
wealth and renown.
The surpassingly beautiful window
is the handiwork of artists in Mu
nich. The three figures, that of the
unfortunate man who is being min
istered to by the Samaritan, with
the Levite standing a little to the
rear,are strikingly defined by the har
monizing of very rich coloring. In
the background can be seen the
city of Jerusalem.
A more beautiful subject could
not have been chosen, nor could its
truths be more effectively portrayed
in pigment and glass.
The only inscription the window
contains is: "In loving memory of
James T. Bacon."
The friends of Col. Bacon, whose
memory shall ever be cherished in
Edgefield, esteemed it a sad, sweet
privilege to attend this simple, yet
beautiful, unveiling service. The
window will be blessed or dedicated
when the Bishop next visits Trini
The Right Way.
The negro boy was up for the
fifth time on a charge of chicken
stealing. This time the magistrate
decided to appeal to the boy's
"Now, see here, Abe," said he to
the darky, "this boy of yours bas
been up in court so many times for
stealing chickens that I'm tired of
seeing him here."
J "Ah don't blame you, sah," re
turned the father. "Ali's tired o'
seein' him here, too."
"Then why don't you teach him
how to act. Show the right way
and he won't be coming here."
"Ah has showed 'im de right
way, sah," declared the old man,
earnestly. "Ah has suttenly show
ed 'm de right way; but he some
how keeps gettin' caught comin'
away wid dose chickens!"
"Planned your summer vacation
*'No. I'm waiting until I learn
what friends of mine are to have
summer cottages. Then I'll begin
to hint for invitations."-Detroit
Church Wedding 'of Surpassing
Loveliness. Reception at
Senator Tillman's Home
of Matchless Elegance.
Who dares say that it were not a
happy day for our country,our com
mon country, when the lines divid
ing the North and South were ob
literated? Added to other evidences
that have been discernable on every
hand for a decade or more, are the
darts of Cupid, which, as so many
straws, unmistakably point to an
amelioration on the part of the peo?
pie of both sections-in short a
change, an abiding change, of
sentiment. The people of every
section are coming to know and un
derstand each other better, and, as a
result of this more intimate knowl
edge and association, are formed
ties of friendship that hitherto did
not exi?l. And following those of
friendship come stronger and more
enduring ties that make one of
twain-an indissoluble union.
It portends well for the people of
the North and South, once so decid
edly antipodal, when members of
families so positively typical of
their respective sections are brought
into very close relations through
marital ties. Yes, lor these reasons
and others, the marriage of Miss
Margaret Malone TiWman, the el
dest daughter of Senator and Mrs.
B. R. Tillman, and Mr. Charles
Sumner Moore, a leading young
attorney of Atlantic City, N. J.,
should be a cause for genuine re
This happy occasion easily
eclipses all former weddings of his
toric old Edgefield county. Not on
ly was it planned on a larger and
grander scale than any former so
cial event-without the semblance
of ostentation or guadiness-but
every detail was faultlessly carried
out-both at the church and at the
The marriage was held in the
Church of Our Saviour,which under
the direction of Mrs. Albert Miller,
assisted by other devoted friends of
the bride, was completely transform
ed by the great profusion and artis
tic arrangement of ferns, smilax
roses and lilies. The entire recess
chancel ' was draped in
white, and the graceful festooning
of evergreens togtther with a lavish
intermingling of roses upon the
snow-like background caused the
assembled friends to feel for the
time as if they had been transported
to Fairyland.The beauty of this very
enchanting scene was greatly en
hanced by the soft silvery light
which beamed smilingly down from
scores of candles which were arrang
ed in pyramids on either side, one
tier above another.
While the guests were assembling
Mrs. Isham Richardson, of Athens,
Ga., presided at the piano and sev
eral vocal selections were beautiful
ly rendered by Miss Frances Starke,
of Abbeville; Miss Smith, of Wash
ington, D. C.; and Miss Gussie
O'Neal, of Atlanta.
Immediately upon the arrival of
the bridal party a quartette, consist
ing of Miss Smith, of Washington,
Mr. Henry C-Tillman of Green
wood, Miss O'Neal of Atlanta, and \
Mr. Isham Richardson, of Athens)
advanced up the aisle singing Lo
hengrin's bridal chorus. Next came \
the ushers, Mr. John Cates, of J
Philadelphia; Mr. J. Gordon
Hughes, of Union; Mr. B. R. Till
man, Jr., and Mr. Benjamin W.
Bettis of Trenton.
Following closely behind the ushers
were the attendants: Miss Sophie
Oliver Tillman with Mr. Henry
Wise Hughes, Miss Adeline Har
riette Hughes with Mr.Nelson Burr
Gaskill, of Trenton, N. J., Miss
Alice Morse Tower, of Boston with
Mr. John W. Coles, of Philadel
phia, Miss Sarah Jenkins Lee, of
Abbeville, with Mr. Warren Ed
ward Love of Morristown, N. J. .
The matron of honor, Mrs. Henry
C. Tillman, a sister-in-law, of the
bride, entered alone and was fol
lowed by the maid of honor, Miss
Sallie May Tillman, the youngest
sister of the bride. Upon the arm
of her distinguished father, Senator
B. R. Tillman, the bride entered,
being clad in an' exquisitely beauti
ful gown of duchesse satin with long
court train. The bride carried a
shower bouquet of Bride's roses and
lilies. The groom advanced to the
altar from the vestry, accompanied
by his best man Mr.Errington Burn
ley Hume, of Charleston.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse rector of
the Church of Our Saviour,the beau
tiful and impressive Episcopal
ceremony being used. After leaving
the church two hundred or more
guests representing all parts of the
country, as well as all sections of
our county and state, assembled at
(Continued on page 4.)
CITADEL BOY WON.
Ashley Merrimon, Former Edge
field Boy, Now a Citadel
Cadet, Won First Honor
The annual state inter-collegiate
oratorical contest was held at
Greenwood Friday night last, there
being niue young gentlemen to en
ter the contest, representing nine
colleges of the state. The winner
of the first honor was Ashley. C.
Merrimon, who, with his mother
and brothers, resided in Edgefield
and attended school here several
years. His Edgefield friends are
greatly rejoiced over his signal vic
tory. Ashley is now a member pf
tlu junior class at the Citadel,
where be is making a splendid re
cord as he did in the graded school
In reporting the oratorical con
test, the Greenwood correspondent
had the following to say of young
Mr. A. C. Merrimon was bom at
Ellenton, S. C., on June .27, 1892.
He attended school at Edgefield and
at Orangeburg, and afterwards mov
ed to Sumter, where during the
summer of 1908 he tried for a
scholarship to the Citadel, which
he won, and is now in the junior
class of that institution. He is a
nephew of Senator Lee S. Overman,
of North Carolina, and a grandson
of the late Senator and Chief Jus
tice A. S. Merrimon, of that State.
He has made a good record for him
self at the Citadel.
Taking as his subject, "The
Moral in Politics." Mr. Merrimon
said in part as follows:
"There are other ways of showing
patriotism and unselfish love for
country besides dying a glorious
death on the battlefield, or abiding
by one's government with unswerv
ing loyalty. Such actions are well
but the man who stands forward be
fore humanity and before God as
the real patriot, the real statesman,
the real hero, is he who will oppose
even his country's government if he
sees that it is pursuing a wrongful
course, and that by its subversion
there will be done a service to his
country and to humanity.
'"The corruption and vice existing
today in our politics is a hideous
blot on-the fair name of America,
and if it does not cease anarchy and
chaos will inevitably follow. His
tory shows that the nations of the
past, not founded upon ethics, mor
ality and religion, have failed to
endure, and unless we remedy our
political evils I belieye that Old
Glory will cease to wave over the
land ef the free and the home of
"What we need to-day is Chris
tan leadership. Let us rear a few
more Jeffersons and Madisons and
Calhouns, and then will our nation
take on new 'ife, and this grand old
Republic will loom up before the
nations of the world as a mighty
monument to the principles of equi
ty and justice."
No Use for Them.
An Alabama editor who has no
occasion to visit in Tennessee, any
how, prints the following: "A wo
man in a Tennessee town recently
gave a 'white elephant party,' to
which each of her eighteen guests
was required to 'bring something
for which she had no use, but
couldn't well dispense with."
Eleven of the eighteen brought
A Cool Send Off.
A young couple appeared not
long ago in a prayer-meeting in a
Middle West town and requested
the minister to marry them. The
service was interrupted to oblige
them, and after the ceremony they
took a front seat while the regular
meeting was resumed. A hymn
was then given out that had evi
dently not been selected with this
incident in view. The opening line
"Deluded souls that loot for
An all day meeting will be held
at Berea next Sunday, dinner being
served at the church. In the fore
noon tho annual missionary sermon
before the woman's missionary so
ciety will be preached by Rev. J.
H. Thayer of Ridge Spring. In the
afternoon two deacons will be ordain
ed. Up to this time we have not
been informed as to who will preach
the ordination sermon, all who at
tend the services at Berea Sunday
will spend a pleasant as well as