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NO ALUM-NO PHOSPHATE
Reminiscences of Frances E.
W Ul a rd Written for the Pal
metto White Ribbon by ~
Mrs. R. C Hoyt
Your editor has asked me to
recall the beginning of W. C. T.
U. work in Greenville. I have no
definite data and only a very poor
memory to gnide me, but I think it
was in 1880 that Miss 'Frances Wil
lard came to Greenville to make an
address on temperance. The meet
ing was held in the Methodist
church, which was filled with in
terested people. The majority, we
all thought, came through curiosity,
to hear a woman speak before a
mixed public assembly. As far as I
know, such a thing had never hap
I did not hear Miss Willard's
first address, but my husband, who
disapproved of such a performance
gratified his curiosity by listening
to Miss Willard. Instead of coming
home disgusted however, as I ex
pected bira to to be, he was pleased
and so convinced by her arguments,
her womanly charm of manner, and
her eloquence, that he insisted on
my going to hear the second lec
ture. This I did, and was not sur
prised to find that a woman with a
fine education, a trained mind and
a heart overflowing with loving
kindness to fallen humanity could
well express her thoughts before all
At the close of this meeting an
organization was proposed and the
next morning all whose names were
recorded for membership met with
Miss Willard at her hotel The or
ganization was perfected, officers
elected and the W.C.T. U. of Green
ville was formed. Many of the most
influential and promineut women in
the citv became active members.
Mrs. Dr. Walter was elected presi
dent; Mrs. G rid ley secretary; Mrs.
Hoke, Mrs. Donaldson, Mrs. Fan
nie Beattie, Mrs. Neblett, Mrs. Mc
David, Mrs. Hoyt and others were
among the officers, and formed the
The first work undertaken was
the effort to change public senti
ment as to using wine as a bever
age, and it was not long before
there was a decided change in this
Sunday afternoon prayer meet
ings were arranged to be held in
the various churches. The W. C.
T. U. had charge of the music and
invite \ the speakers. These prayer
'meetings soon beciiue very interest
ing and were well attended. They
were often ied by the pastors of the
different churches. The influence
from these Sunday afternoon ser
vices, attracted the young people of
the city and went a long way in
influencing public sentiment. Serv
ing wine at social affairs was soon
banished entirely. In a short while
a rest and read i ny room was estab
lished in the historic old court;
house. This was made very attract-?
ive and was nicely furnished. Tho
valuable library of th ; late Gov. B. !
The Company tl
"A Night on
F. P^rry was loaned and greatly en
Sometimes musictl or other so
cial gatherings were held in this
room, where the young people
gathered for social enjoyment, and
sometimes a temperance talk was
As time passed, public sentiment
was greatly strengthened and to be
long to the W. C. Ti U. meantv to
be busy and helpful in the cause of
temperance. On election days the
women nerved coffee and hot lunch.
About this time, unfortunately, a
false impression was circulated to
the fffect that the W. C. T. IL was
circulating the Woman Suffrage
planks. This was entireily wrong.
The executive board met every
Monday afternoon in my parlor and
this subject was never mentioned,
but because of a strong opposition
to this phase of the work by our
men, some women withdrew ariel
interest flagged. Jost at this time
also, some of the trust efficient
leaders were called out of the work
and some out of the city and so the
work became disorganized. I am
eure of this much, the influence and
impressions, of these few years
work for temperance was felt, and
left a wholesome impression.
Let me say here that I do rejoice
in the growth and strength of the
Sooth Carolina W. 0. T. V. at thi*
time. There never was a time when
temperance workers were more
needed. Our prayers have been:an
swered and now we should work.
The fact that South Carolina is
really now under prohibition rule is
a subject for great rejoicing and
thanksgiving, especially to those of
us, who. in the yeats passed, have
borne the brunt of the battle.
I he seed nown by those who
toiled and prayed, and fell by the
wayside, in the effort to redeem
their country from the ourse of li
quor, must have taken root to bear
fruit in this generation. It is a con
solation to know that those who
toiled for "God and Home and Na
tive Land'' now rest from their la
bors, and to believe that "their
works do follow them."
The Palmetto White Ribbon is a
welcome visitor to my desk. I do
pray God's richest blessings upon
those who are young and strong
and privileged to oarry on the fight.
W hat a wonderful work for hu
manity was accomplished, through
the effort? of Fiances E. Willard.
Her crown must be bright with jew
Cigarettes and Character.
We were visiting a school not
long ago in one of New York's
suburban cities, and noticing es
pecially one likely-looking boy
abcut ten years old, pointed him
out to the teacher.
"Yes," she said, "he is an excep
tionally bright boy, but there is a
very sad story about him. His moth
er is dead. He bas a younger broth
er. The father drinks heavily. About
two years ago this little fellow in
my class contracted the cigarette
habit. For a year afterward he con
tinued to look after the house, and
kept well up to the head of his
classes; but a few months ago his
school work began to drag, and ou
lookiug into the matter we dis
covered the cigaret habit. We talk
ed with bim about it, showing him
where he was heading and be set
himself to break the habit with a
grim determination .quite beyond
his years. But the habit had got a
terrible hold on him, and only last
week he came to. me with tears ia
his eyes, to tell me that he could
not let the cigarettes alone; that he
had tried every way he could think
of, but the wish to smoko cigarettes
proved stronger than the will not
And the teacher added: "We will
find some way yet to help this boy
win his tight, although -he is well
nigh hopeless for himself. But isu't
rt a shame that so many of these
bright little fellows get this terri
ble habit before they know what
they are doing*/"-Everybody'?
tat will Present
Statement From Mr. R. J
To all "Voters of Edgefield County:
Aa announced in the newspaper?
two years ago, I am now a candi
date for the office of county Super
visor, with which you honored rae
for one terra-serving yon two
years-several years ago- I ask you
again to place your confidence in
me for the same position by giving
me another chance to fill this most
important offne, the duties of which
I believe I know as good or better
than any man in the county;
To let you know exactly what I
now advocate and stand for, I will
here give you a brief statement, sp
that you may know just for whom
and for what you are voting.
I am in favor of two chain gangs
-one to go over the county, clean
out the ditches, fill impassable mud
hole?; the other to widen the roads,
pull down the hills, and do perma
As to the bridges. I am in favor
of building by contract, if the coori'
ty fonds will admit. If not,, build
by gang, and will frame .bridges
myself, as I arr a carpenter by .pro*,
fession, and would pot have to go
out of the county, to find a man to.
do this work.
When 1 waa your supervisor, J|
built niue bridges, framing practi
cally every one with one exception.;
Yon can easily see considerable
money can be saved,the county with
such a hard-working economist aa
I know I would make if you see
proper to again elect me. -
ft. J. Moultrie, is
The Birth o? a Nation.
This eighth wonder of the world
comes to the Grand-Augusta, for
three nights beginning Monday
matinee' Feb. 14, with a matinee
every day during the engagement.
The seat sale will open next Friday
at 10 a. m., at Theatre box; office.
Money order br checks on Augusta
banks will have immediate atten
tion. Curtain will rise at 8:30
nights, and S p. m., matinees.! .This
will be the last time this wonderful
spectacle will, be seen within 150 f
miles of Augusta this season. The '
prices will range from 25c to$l jpb'
at matinees and 503 to 82.00 at all
night performances. "The Birth of
a Nation" brings forth,. D. W.
Griffith's wonderful new art of pic
torialized spectacle with music. The
first half of the production, which
was suggested by Thomas Dixon's
"The Clansman," exhibits thesa
lieut events of the war between the
States. The formation of the Con
federacy; Lincoln's call for troops,
Sherman s march to the sea, the
Battle of Petersburg; Lee's surren
der to Grant; and the awful tragedy
of Lincoln's assasination at Ford's
Theatre, April 14, 1865, live before
the spectator of the Griffith Drama.
In the second hall the South's
"Second Uprising"-t h i s time
against the carpet-bagger regime
is shown in a thrilling story of Re
construction days. Theromance of
the "Little Confederate Colonel,"
Ben Cameron with the Northetner
Elise Sloneinau, and that of the
Unionist Captain, Phil Stoneman
with Margaret Cameron, the South
Carolina lassie, maintain two
threads of a continuous love interest
throughout the story.
But the great out-of-doors is Mr.
Griffith's special field. Tremendous
battle scenes and the wild rides of
the Ku Klux Clansmen arr- staged
with thousands of par'i pents.
Eighteen thousand actors ?iid three
thousand horses were empb .'ed in
making of the picture, which cost
half a million dollars and toe ' eight
months to produce. Som- dea of
its immensity is gained from the
fact that there are no less than
5,uoo distinct and individual scenes.
Un the musical side Mr. Griffith
attempted what was previously un
heard of iu connection with motion
pictures. This was the synchroniz
ing of a complete symphonic score
with the appearances of the im
portant characters and the enact
ment of the principal sceues. This
magnificent instrumental music is
played by a large orchestra of thirty
SPECIAL NOTICE TO EDGEFIELD
We wish to announce we are ex
clusive Edgefield agents for the
simple mixture of buckhorn bark,
glycerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka.
This remedy, used successfully for
appendicite, is the most
THOROUGH bowel cleanser we
ever sold. It is so powerful that .
ONE SPOONFUL relieves almost ?
ANY CASE of constip? ; . sour '
or gassy stomach. Adlei never 1
gripes, is safe to u^e and ' e IN- 1
STANT action is sur pi iain Peun 1
& Holstein druggist. 1
STRAYED: A 350-pound Berk- j
shire sow has strayed from my
farm; nose and feet white. A re
ward of $5 will be paid for any in *
formation concerning her. J. G. ^
Edwards, M. D., Edgefield, S. C. <
Fertilizers with Pot*
Fertilizers with Ami
Call on the E
We will be abh
Gall on R. C. Pac
To the .Citizens of Edge fi e 1 d County :
[ respectfully announce myself as a
?andidate for Supervisor of your coun
ty, ?and if elected will try to serve the
jeople as near right as T conceive,
fledging myself to abide by the results
)f. the ..election, and support the
lomineeo of the democratic party.
W. G. WELLS.
I hereby announce that I am ? can
iidaie for the office of Supervisor of
Sdgefield county and solicit the sup
port, of th? people, pledging myself, if
?ected, to serve the people to the best
>f my ability .and to abide 'the results
if the Democratic primary election.
* I' J.W.HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
%.>*'';*-. ' .
3 X respectfully announce to the voters |
>f Edgefield county that I am a candi
la te'for the office of supervisor andi
iledge myself to abide the result of the j
Democratic primary election.
R. J. MOULTRIE.
reny announce that I am a can-.
iidatV'for the supervisor of Edgefield
:ounty and solicit the support of the
Deople, pledging myself to abide by
;he result of the primary election.
J. 0. SCOTT. I
PROVEN BY HER MESSAGE
vira. C. A. Zeagler, Farmer's
Wife," Speaks to Troubled
"It has helped me. ? wish it to
Help others." This is the message
Mrs. C. A. Zeagler, of Lone Star,
3. C.,a prominent farmer's wife,
tends to a troubled world, and it is
1er explanation of her giving a
?trong endorsement to Tanlac, the
naster medicine. The "it" Mrs.
Seigler referred to was Tanlac, and
1er desire is that others should
enow of its merits. Her statement
ndicates that she has a deep sym
pathy for those who euffer-she
jpeaks her "good will toward man
dud" in her message of a farmer's
tv i fe.
"It (Tanlac) helped me and I
?vish it to help others," is her mes
jage and to give it to the world and
her friends in this state, she came
to the Tanlac agent and gave ber
?tatement, by whom it should be
"My whole constitution was in a
weakened state. My nerves were
an edge all the time. I had no ap
petite, and what I did eat caused
aie keen sufferiug, which began soon
ifter each meal. Nervous indiges
tion was the real cause, I believe,
af all my ill health, and I had se
vere and frequent' attacks of this
"I heard of Tanlac being so high
ly recommended, and I decided to
;jive it a trial. I received great
benefit from it.' I can rest well at
?ight now, and I have a good ap
petite. My digestive organs have
mown a marked improvement, and
ny system has been built up in
?very way. I feel much improved
generally. I am glad to recommend
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
?old by Penn & Holstein, Edge
ield: jTohnston Drug Co., Johnston;
3. W. Wise, Trenton. Price, $1
per bottle straight.
ish Fertilizers with Phosphate
monia Fertilizers That Make Crops
dgefield Mercantile Company
he Best Goods Made
's, Swift's, and American Agricultural
smical Company's Goods
3 to furnish some Two Per Cent Potash
roods for Making Cotton
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[gett or A. E. Padgett at their office
Have You Tried
Kopps Redebaik Self-Rising
IF NOT, TRY IT. ALSO
Columbian Plain Flour
Both are guaranteed to give satisfaction, Made by
Rockport Milling Company of Rockport, Indisna.
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