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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1914
Woman's Missionary Union of
Ridge Association Held Suc
cessful Meeting at John
The convention of the woman's
missionary union, of the Ridge as
sociation was held in the Johnson
Baptist church, on la?t Thursday
and Friday, August *27 and 28. In
this association there are 18 church
es, there being organized, 15 socie
ties, ll Y. W. A.' 3. 10 sunbeam
bands and 5 Royal Ambassadors.
The apportionment for the year was
$1,454, the result being ?1,45$.74.
There has been an increase of 100
members during the year in the so
cieties. A missionary institute was
conducted this spring and there
have been two rallv days.
The absence of the superintend
ent, Mrs. Alvin Et heredare, of Sa
luda, and the president, Miss Sallie
May Burton of Batesburg, was a
regret to all, both being detained
by sickness and sorrow. Letters of
remembrance were sent them from
the convention. In their absence,
Mrs. L. C. Lat i mer, president of
local society, presided with ease
and dignity, and Miss Leila Atta
way of Saluda, who has been the
faithful and most efficient secretary
and treasurer for several years was
at her post. After the enrollment of i
delegates a cordial welcome was j
accorded them by Mrs. Sheppard !
Sawyer, this being responded to j
by Mrs. J. W. Poa of Ward.
The first session was devoted to
young people's work, these assisting
in the service. Mrs. J. R. McKit
trick of Good Hope Y. W. A.
leader, was present and ber mes
sage was an inspirational "Call of
the girl." She is a graduate of the
Training School, Louisville, Ky.,
sud is an ideal leader.
The Seivern academy, which is
being built for the development*>f
the boys and girls of our com mun i
"""TjfSvasTaid'before the convention,
and an appeal made for the adop-1
tion of it, and that the women help
equip the school. It is from the
western division, which is compos
ed of three strong associations, Ab
beville, Edgefield and Ridge, that
material aid is expected. The Ridge
association pledged $30, ami each
society, above this was to give as
sistance in any way best suited,
several delegates naming articles
for furnishing that would be sent, j
both personal and society gifts.
The presence of Mrs. J. D. Chap-!
man, of Greenville. st3te president, j
was a great inspiration, being a
woman of charming personality and
thoroughly qualified for the office, j
Her message was one of encourage
ment, for it has been a year of
splendid activity, splendid response. .
Last year the western dividion was j
apportioned 86,409.54, which was!
well met, and this year, she would I
match with interest as they aimed j
for ?6,751. Her address on Thurs-!
day evening was instructive, the
subject being "The development of
southern Christian women." The j
meeting closed with the singing of j
"The Homeland," the words and ?
music being composed by a former
pastor, Rev. W. T. Hundley.
On Friday the reports of the mis- j
sion societies were heard from. At i
'he opening service, a thanksgiving
one. weich was conducted by Mrs. j
H. W. Jackson of Philipp, she told
tha: lier son, Mr. John Jackson had 1
decided to go to the foreign Heids. :
He has just graduated from Fur
man university, and after the course ?
at Louisville, Ky., would be ready ?
to enter service, wherever the board
saw riL to place him. The reports j
of tiie various societies were very
interesting. There were 5 in class j
A, i'j in class B, and several in j
class C. Boxes to the value of $165.- 1
'25 1Jad been sent some to mountain ?
schools and mill districts, thc one!
from the Johnston society going to
the settlement Home, Louisville.
In personal service work, many
societies are active. At Batesburg a
trained nurse is employed to help
the sick and needy. The Philippi
society aided a family made desti
tute by fire and each society report
ed acts of kindness done.
Friday afternoon the devotional
service was conducted by Mrs. J.
L. M iras, the supt. of the Edge
field association, who expressed ber
pleasure at being able to be present.
The afternoon*: session was given
over principally to report? of cot
mittees and election of officers. Tl
next otivention will be held
Ridge Baptist church and the of
cers elected were: Superintenden
Mrs. Alvin Etheredge, Salud;
president, Airs. J. W. Webb, Sal
da; vice-president, Mrs. J. M. Tat
Batesburg; secretary and treasure
Miss Leila Attaway, Saluda; supe
intendent Y. W. A., Mrs. J. i
McKittrick, of Good Hope; supe
intendent Sunbeam bands, Mrs. W
J. Hatcher, Johnston; chairrna
mission study classes, Mrs. P. (
Stevens, Johnston; chairman pe
sonal service, Mrs. P. J. Quatth
On both days at the church dil
ner was served under the shad
trees and a social hour or two wa
enjoyed each day.
Misses Sophie and Mary Meyei
of Aiken are visiting in the hom
of their aunt, Mrs. M. E. Norri?
Mrs. W. P. Yonce has. returne
from Helena, where she visited he
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zobel.
Mesdames J. L. Mims, presiden
of the Edgefield association. Mri
"W. E. Lott, vice-president, am
Mrs. B. B. Jones and Mrs. Jost
phine Reddick, attended the wo
man's missionary union of tu
Ri-Jge association on Friday.
Mr. Calvin Kinard of <4reenwoo<
is the guest of Mr. Wallace Turner
Visitors here this week fron
Ridge were Mesdames J. T. Mur
ray and Clifford Boaiwright au(
Misses and Birdie Watson anc
Mr. ami 31 rs. Walter Sawyer am
children have returned ?rom a visit
totlie former's sister, Mrs. Ton:
VV iii is, of Williston.
Yisitofs last week in the home ol
Mr. W. D. Woodward were Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Woodward and
Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Woodward,
of Aiken, and A. M. Woodward
Mis. T. R. Denny who was
critically ill last week is much im
Miss Eula Satcher has returned
from yisits to Florence and Augus
ta, where she visited friends and
relatives and was a member of a
house party at both places.
Mr. Grady Satcher will leave
soon for Augusta where he will
take a course at the business college.
Miss Christine Kinard and Mr.
Qui ney Kinard of Greenwood are
visiting in the home of their aunt,
Mrs. P. N. Lott.
The remark of the Editor's little
son that we read in last week's Ad
vertiser reminds the writer of two
views taken of by passers, of a
neighbor's pergola. One day an old
darkey passed and seeing one out
nearby, said, "Good morning, miss,
I see you have built yourself a tem
ple close to hand." A few days
laier a little boy was heard to say
''Oh, pa look what a nice walk all
the way frcm thc house to the well."
Mrs. Mattie Perry has returned
from a week's stay in Edgefield.
Mrs. Carl Richards has returned
to Chattanooga after a visit to the
home of her father, Dr. Strother.
Mrs. J. D. Bartley has gone to
Waynesboro, Ga., to visit in the
home ot' relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Lott will in
a few weeks go to North Augusta
lo make their nonie. Three of their
children hold positions in Augusta
and it is their intention for all to
be re-united again. Their departure
from here is regretted by many
warm friend-, and a cordial wel
come here will always await their
.Miss Margaret Hardy and Jen
nings Hardy of P&rksville are visit
ing in the home of their uncle, Mr.
J. W. I fan ty.
Mr. E. Ii. Tim merman has been
seriously ill for several days at the
home of his sister. Mrs. A. P. Lew
is, lie had not been well, and 0:1
Thursday evening came in town to
spend the night, intending to con
sult \yith a physician next dav.
Early next morning he had several
hemorrhages, and was not expected
to live for two days, but is con
sidered much better now. His broth
ers and sisters were summoned, and
have been with him. During Satur
day while his sister, Mrs. Seigler,
of Eureka, sat at his bedside, she
received a message stating that her
son had b?en injured in the gin,
ami she left immediately for her
home in a car, but the young man
had expired before she reached him.
The symp. *by of every one is felt
for the bereaved family.
Mis. M. T. Turner who has been
SELECT SEED CORN.
Select Ears For Seed From
Stalks Before Harvesting.
Do Not Select In
The most important point tc ^>e
emphasized in sheeting seed corn
is that the selection should be made
in the field instead of in the crib.
The advantages of field selection
are many and well known. For ap
ear transmits not simply its Own
qualities (if these qualities represent
similar characters in a number bf
preceding generations,) but the ear
also hands down to the corn plants
that crow from it the vegetative
peculiarities of the parent plant,
such as the height of the stalk?
length of shank, height at which
ears are borne and, most important
of all, the tendency to bear one or
more than one ear.
That this tendency to bear single
or multiply ears is hereditary sug
gests at once the main advantages
of selecting seed corn in the fieidi
Fur in the field one should usually
select only fro ni plants that bear, at
least two ears. This is because ex-,
periments, notably those at the Ala
bama Experiment Station, indicate
that the largest yields in the South
are made, on the average, by pro- j
lifie varieties of corn.
Careful experiments have also
taught us that even in a variety]
bred to produce only one laige ear j
per plant, the selection of seed from,
the occasional two-eared plant in
creases the yield.
By selecting ears in the field one
can take them from only those]
stalks whose ears are borne about
the desired distance from the ground, j
Indeed, by continual selection with,
in the same variety the Illinois Bx
p?riment Station was able in ?
generations of selection to bret?d
two separate strains, one of whijjjh
bore its ears twice as far far fr
the ground as the <Jther.
Another advantage of field selec
tion is that it gives better opportu
nity to choose as seed ears those
having a good length of shuck
growing beyond the ear. This
serves to protect the ear not only
from rotting at the tip, but it also
has a decided tendency, as has
been long observed, to exclude wee
vils to a considerable extent.
The special parp?se of this arti
cle is not alone to emphasize the
well-known advantages of field se
lection in years of normal yield, but
also to encourage field selection
even where the yields are poor and
the ears ill-formed anthe resultof
the unusual heat and dryness of the
present summer. Where these con
ditions occur, the owner may be
inclined to consider everything in
the field, except perhaps the few
well filled ears as unfit for seed.
Ordinarily poorly shaped ears!
should not be employed as seed j
corn, since sucii ears as ar? poorly
developed in a normal sea .on proba
bly represent a line of defective!
ancestors, and hence these poor ears
serve to transmit their inferiority |
to their offspring.
On the other hand ears that in an
abnormal season like the present
one show unfilled spaces on the cob
will probably not transmit this de-i
This is .because injuries and ac-j
cidental peculiarities are not in- i
herited. The reason why so many j
spaces on the cob are bare of grain |
this year is because the silk arising
it each of these spaces failed to re
ceive at the proper time on its ex
posed tip the grain of pollen neces
sary t<> cause the kernel lo develop.
The intense heat and dryness at the
time of tasselling destroyed much
of the pollen before it could per
perform its usual function of fer
tilizing the silks. Hence the bare
So he who selects seed corn this
year should be lenient when he
comes to consider an ear, which
though otherwise satisfactory, is
marred by many missing grains.
sick for two weeks or more, is able
to be up again, though still very
On Saturday and Sunday the un
ion meeting of tile Ridye associa
tion was held in the Bij list chuich.
Mr. Harrison Accepts Gbvern
ment Position. Mrs. W. F.
Roper Entertains Beau
Mr. Eddie Harrison left home on
Monday to accept a government po
sition with headquarters at Spar
tanburg. Trenton grieves to part
with this reliable and splendid
young gentleman, but the very best
wishes of his hosts of friends at
tend him in his new field of work.
Friends here of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Nicholson are ming'ins:
their regrets with them over tLo ac
cident that befell their beautiful
little son during the past week and
we all are trusting that this mahiy
child wilt soon be restored to his
usual good health.
Mr. E. L. McCauley, a school
mate of Mr. William l-*ouknight, is
one among the fortunate visitors at
the Boukniyht home.
Mrs. Geo. Wise entertainel at
cards on Thursday evening last
complimentary to the Misses Hai
ti wanger of Walhalla.
Mrs. Rubye Shealy and her beau
tiful children are visiting relatives
at Ninety Six. ?>
Mr. W. M. Leppard from Co
lumbia spent the week-end with
Master Le*is Mo<s had a pleas
ant afternoon party for his friend
Clay ?Miller fi om Wi ii ns bor o on
Thursday. This handsome little fel
low is visiting his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Miller.
Mrs. \V. D. Holland from Win
ston-Salem had many friends who
were delighted to see her durina"
her recent visit to Mrs. Julia Hol
Miss Lola Hunter was the charm
ing hostess at a lovely partv on
&id^y evening complimentary to
her -v attractive house guest,
Miss . -v Corley of Lexington,
"vook . .id social chit chat were the 1
diversions of the evening and at a
late hour delicious refreshments
Mrs. W. F. Roper gave an after- 1
noon party on Wednesday compli
mentary to Miss Bouknight's love- :
ly visitors, Misses Cornish, Flythe
and Grayson. Invited to meet them
?vere Miss Lura Mims, Miss Sara
Sch o rb, Mrs. Wal i ace Wise, Mrs.
.f. D. .Mathis. Two tables of rook
were arran"ed and at the conclu
Mon of the game Mrs. Roper invit
ed her guests in the dining room
where a beautiful luncheon wa*
served. The moments sped by un
golden wings and when the good
byes were said, many compliments
A-ere bestowed upon the lovely
young hostess upon the charming
manner <n wh'ch she entertained.
The Trenton Hiirh School will
have its opening on Monday next j
?he Tth and with the following ex- j
cellent corps of teachers: The out-j
look is good for avery promising:
year. Prof. W. F. Scott, Jr.. ol !
Wysacky, S. C., as superintendent;
Miss Moore, from Darlington, in!
charai; of the intermediate depart
ment; Miss May tlairison, in charge
of the fourth, fifth and sixth grade*;
Miss Ruth Salter, as teacher of tin; \
primary department; .Miss Lura]
Minis, as musical instructress. Mrs. J
L. L). Crouch will take c;fVe of the!
expr?s .ion and physical culture:
classes. The patrons of the school j
are urged to be present by nine
o'clock and get a deep interest from j
the offset. .some splendid addresses
are expected from Senator Tillman, j
Mr. Bettis Boukuight, Prof. Scutt
and Mr. S. B. Marsh.
Mrs. R. C. Padgett was the guest
of Mrs. Wallace Wise on Monday.
Mrs. Wi.se invited a congenial iium-j
j ber of friends lo meet .Mrs. Padgett j
?and a delightful day was spent.
i Mr. .1. G. Hughes from Union is!
[ here looking after his farming in-j
I te res ts. Mr. Hughes is receiving
hearty congratulations from ins
! friends upon his election as state
! Miss Sallie May Tillman is enjoy
ing a visit to Greenwood as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Till
Mr. G. W. Day left home on
Monday?to take up his second year's
work at college in Raleigh, N. C.
We wish him much success.
Mrs. Wallace Wise entertained
at a supper party in honor of Mr.
?Eddie Harrison prior to his depart
lure for Spartanburg.
W M ? CONVENTION.
Tenth Annual Meeting of Wo
man's Missionary Union
Held at Bethany Last
On Wednesday and Thursday of
last week the tenth annual session
of the W. M. U. of E3gefield as
sociation convened at Bethany
church, eighteen miles west of
Edgefield in Greenwood county, the
county line being Cuffeetown creek
spanned by a large covered bridire.
Bethany church is situated in a
beautiful country, full of fertile
fields and immediately surrounded
and faced ncross the road by a
grove of beautiful trees. The church
s small, but in splendid conditions
and well furnished, and all the la"
dies who were fortunate enough to
be present, felt welcomed as soon
as they entered the church even be
fore a formal greeting had been ex
tended them after the meeting had
been called to order. Mrs. C. C.
Fuller is the capable and beloved
president of the Bethany society,!
and Mrs. B. N. Talbert leader of j
Wednesday morning at ll o'clock
the meeting was called to order by j
Mrs. J. L. Mims, superintendent
of the association, and the deva- j
lions were conducted by Mrs. Ch irles
Strom, one of the earliest and most
faithful workers in the Rehoboth
The welcome to the delegates ?
and visitors was most graciously '
extended by Miss Maggie Deale o? !
Bethany society, and the response
matle by Mrs. G. M. Sexton of '
Plum Branch. This was followed by
the roll call of delegates, who came ;
forward as their names were called
and read the reports from their
respective societies, all of which
were represented by a delegate ex
cept Stevens Creek, Big Stevens
Creek, Mt. Zion, Republic m and
Mrs. J. D. Chapman state presi
dent and Mrs. .Trio. Q. Gough; field
worker were introduced and Mrs.
J. L. Mims gave a "survey of the
year's work." This was follow
ed by the beautiful recitation of an
original poem, "Our tenth anniver
sary" by Miss Hortensia Woodson.
At this time Mrs. J. D. Chapman
brought her message from the state
woman's missionary union, which
was fraught with the idea of et?- ?
fiency in the prosecution of the j;
work and was an inspiration for
better service to our women.
Rev. T. H. Posey who is in :
charge of the Edistoacademy which j
is being erected at Seivern was pre-1
sented to the audience and spoke
very interestingly of this new Bap
tist academy. The academy was
adopted by the association, and
then it was decided to furnish a
room to be used as a dormitory at
a cost of 830.?U. At the close of j
this subject, Mrs. M. D. Jeffries j,
conducted the uoon tide devotions j
and committees un nominations andr
resolutions were appointed. Rev. |
W. R. Smith pastor a: Bethany
and McCormick was present and .
closed the meeting, previously an-j
nouncing that lunch would be serv-1
ed on the grounds for everybody.!
Mr. Smith was present throughout J
tiie sessions and rendered every ;
brotherly assistance possible which;
vvas greatly appreciated by the su
perintendent and all the women.
When the meeting had been dis
missed all the vis.tors repaired to j
tue splendidly arranged tables on I
the cool and shady grounds where j
they were greeted by many of the
good men ot the community and
some who had come for many miles
to be present and lend their sympa- ?
lily and co operation. Tiie dinner j
was lavishly dispensed and the ta-1
Ide could not have held another j
dish. There w is not only a display
in quantity of delightful and tempt- ',
ing food, bul the quality was ol the
very finest, and most inviting.
Whim all these good friends, many
of whom had not met in many
months, had spent an hour in serial
intercourse, the convention re-as
sembled, with Mrs. W. E. Lott,
j vice-president in charge. Mrs. Ma
mie Walker of the Modoo society
and leader of the Sunbeams there,
I led the devotional exercises and
I Mrs. Prescott Lyon read the min
utes of tiie morning session, and the
?Sunbeam bauds reported from their I
I re pee ti ve societies. A message from
j .Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, so lona- and
[ tenderly loved by the Edgefield as
sociation was read by Mw. b>. h?.
Jones of the Edgefield association.
Mrs. Jno. O. Gough coade very
clear, in a talk at this time, The
responsibility of Woman's Mission
Societies for the young Peoples'
Societies," Mrs. W. B. Cogburn
read one of the very best papers
presented during: the meeting; on
the possibilities of Royal Ambassa
dor work. When a discussion was
called for,the ladies said they would
lather go away witb the impression
left by Mrs. Cogburn's paper than
to introduce any further ideas on
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn, who is
valued above rubies on account of
her efficiency and faithfulness, made
a splendid talk on "Teaching the
Bible, the most important works
of the leader." ThiB was very help
ful. After the minutes of the after
noon session, the meeting adjourn
ed to be resumed at 10:30 Thurs
After the meeting closed we were
given a treat in an automobile drive
uver the splendid roads in Green
wood county from Bethany church
co the home of Dr. and Mrs. Man
ly Titnmons so well beloved and
highly esteemed not only at Betha
ny, but we believe, more especially
by their home folks in Edgefield,
tor here they are "still loved and
longed for." We were indebted to
Mr. and Mrs. . Hollingsworth for
Lhis pleasant drive.
One would have thought from
the lavish tabie on the church
?rounds that the suppers would of
necessity be ver.v scanty, but not so
it all. At Winterseat the hospitable
home of Mrs. Ellen Youngblood
ind her daughters, and of Dr. and
Mrs. Mauly Timraons there was
spread a most bountiful supper and
iee tea and telephones were in abun
dant evidence to such an extent
that we felt as if we were in town,
f hore was not only chicken on the
cable and at the church, but.very
tine ones in the ^ard and in the
coops, ready for the revival meec ,
mg visitors thifc week when, the
meeting, will be in progress at
Bethany. - Another unusual thing m
tiiis section is the quantity of tine
apples growing in many or the or
chards, having the appearance of
THURSDAY MORNING SEb.SION?
At eleven o'clock the meeting
was called to order by Mrs. J. L.
Minis and Mrs. 6. T. Adams of
Clark's Hill conducted the devot.ous
in intercessory service for the girls
of South Carolina. The young wo
man's auxiliaries reported and the
s'.ate recommeuuation.s were read by
.Mrs. B. JN. Talbert of the Bethany
society, and the message from Mrs.
Geo. Dorn, state superintendent of
Y. W. A. was read by Miss Flor
ence Minis of the Edgefield Y. W.
The new associational policy was
read and adopted by sections, and
.Mrs. J. D. Chapman explained the
.situation in regard to Margaret
Home and the Margaret fund. There
were but two societies which re
ported mission study classes, one
Edgefield which used "In Royal
Service" as text book, and the oth
er "Western Women in Eastern
Lands" by the Trenton society.
The committee on nominations
made the following recommenda
tions, Superintendent, Mrs. J. L.
Minis, president. Mis. W. E. Lott;
secretary, Mrs. Prescott Lyon; treas
urer, Mrs. Fannie Tompkins; asso
ciational superintendent Y. W. A.;
Miss Hassle Q uar les, associational
superintendent Y. T\ S. Mrs. Ma
mie X. Tillman, associate su
perintendent Royal Ambassadors;
Mrs. W. B Colbara; chairman
mission study. Mrs. W. S. Middle
ton. Tue report on resolutions was
most graciously made by Mrs. S.
'1'. Adams. Tue farewell service
was led by Mrs. J. I). Chapman
who throughout thc two days was
ot' great assistance in many ways.
Letters were read from Mr. and
.Mrs. .lohn Lake and Mrs. Clarice
recently returned from Japan.
The meeting adjourned at one
o'clock lo meet the Tuesday and
Wednesday before Ut Sunday in
September 1915 at Cork's Hill.
One of the most interesting feat
ures of the last morning session
was the exercise by Mrs. Tal belt's
Sunoeam society. There must have
been forty girls and boys who
marched into the church, and ar
ranged themselves in a beautiful
picture across the stage, then si:ig
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