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Bank Holds Boll Weevilf Meet
ing. Car of Corn Shipped.
Methodist Pastor Sick.
W. C. T. U. Met.
Under the auspices of the Bank
?of Western Carolina, a boll weevil
meeting was held here ylast Thurs
.day, there being visitors here from
Aiken, Salada and Edgefield coun
ties, i The meeting was presided
over by Mr. H. G. EidKon, cashier
of this bank, and Mr. P. KT. Lott.
Farra Demonstration Agent, intro
duced the speakers.
The chief speaker was Mis- G.
- H. Mathis, of Gadsden, AH., and
her argument foi diversification in
agriculture was forcibly delivered.
The bank hopes to secure copies of
her address which they ^ill mail
The habits and destructive work
of the boll weevil was told of by
Mr. Johnson, of Aiken. Col. Elli
ott, spoke on forest crops, and Prof.
Shields on live stock. Mr. Shealy,
of Columbia, was present and rep
resented the Southern Railway in
the interest of marketing farm pro
The first shipment of corn from
Johnston was made last week. This
was produced on the farm of Mr.
Will Sawyer and was of avery fine
Rev. J. H. Thacker, pastor of the
Methodist ohurch, who has been
sick for the past month has had
another attack, and unon the advice
. of his physician nas gone to the
University Hospital, Augusta, for
The stewards of the church have
been very thoughtful of him, and
have given him a vacation .until ue
?ball feel that he, is fully restored
to good health, and are looking af
ter all church' matters for him.
Miss Maud Sawyer is suffering
from an attack of pneumonia, a
. trained nurse having been called in
to aid in restoring her to health.
Mrs. Alice Gary, of Bartow, Fla.,
is expected this week to visit her
niece, Mrs. J. L. Walker.
The last meeting of the W. C. T.
U. was held with Mrs. Herbert Eid
son, Mis9 Zena Payne presiding,
and was in every way a good meet
ing, many things of interest to the
cause being discussed and plaunjd
for. Tho committees all showed
active work, and the flower mission
was bringing good cheer to many.
The box for the "Door of Hope,"
which was being packed was a sub
The model member contest for
the year was begun, thu captains of
the two sides being Mesdames A.
P. Lewis and J. H. White. The
members were all interested and en
tered with good spirit.
Plans were mad? for the observ
ance of the Day of Prayer for na
tional constitutional prohibition.
An afternoon prayer service will be
held in the home of Mrs. M. A.
Huiet and in the evening a union
service will beheld in th* Baptist
churcn, of all denominations.
The pastor, Rev. Brook, is deep
ly interested in the cause and gave
the time of the weekly prayer ser
tice for the occasion. There will
be talks by the ministers and others
of the churches. Special music will
There is a splendid movement on
foot in the New Century Club for a
town library. The Club possesses
a good library of about lou books,
and their plan is to get 100 subscri
bers at $1 each, and with this mon
ey make a large addition to this li
brary. Those who have not sub
scribed, can pay a small fee per
month to secure books. The com
mittee will begin at once with this
Mr. J. Rutledge MeGhee has
been made clerk to railroad commit
tee of the house of representatives.
Mrs. E. A. Schnell of Greenwich,
Conn., is expected this week to vis
it her mother, Mrs. Eleaiic* Ivey.
The every member canvas, for the
Baptist church was held on Sunday
afternoon. The membership of the
church-was divided up among the
forty, who with their cars under
In thi? way, every member makes
a voluntary contribution in the
church, aud the church knows juBt
what it can accomplish during the
It was expected that the gifts
would be about $2600, but at the
evening service which was devoted
to listening to the various reports,1
I THE MARC
The above is the boll weevil m
Georgia. The map shows the line on E
December 1, 1916. As will be seen the
ical forces who are fighting the advanci
being made .for the purpose of enforcen
ton planted between the 1915 and 1916 I
stroyed. Next August the migration ol
moves as rapidly the coming season bef
State, and the following year the damaj
drawing was made was sent to Commisi
the total pledges amounted to $3,
185.54. Every c( mmittee reported
be^ng most cordially met with, and
every gift most cheerfully given.
Mr. Padgett, of Edgefield, spent
the week end here with his brother,
Mr. O. W. Padgett.
The last meeting of the Mary
Ann Buie Chapter U. D. C., held
with Mrs. M. L. Hester, Mrs. J. H.
White presiding, was very full with
matters of chapter welfare. ;
The treasurer was instructed to
pay all pledges of the recent State
convention, and in regard to the
Snowdon Tablet, which will be pla
ced in the Stite House, the chapter
voted to contribute ?2.00.
The historian, Mrs. O. D. Black,
gave many suggestions for the
year's work al ot; tr this line, all of
which was accepted by the chapter.
She. suggested that the teachers
in the high school have the pupils
in writing the essays to chose the
subject of the C. of C., "Albert Sid
She was arranging for the cele
bration of Lee and Jackson Day.
Mre. M. VV. Clark told of sending
fruits and flowers to the sick and
shut-ins, in the na\ne of the chap
ter. Memorial Day was discussed
and the speaker chosen. The "Coun
try Store Sale'* was decided upon
for the early spring.
This will not only add to the treas
ury but promises a dsy of great en
joyment and fun.
Committees will be appointed at
the next meeting, and the contests
for the store secured. This idea
was gotten at the State convention
from one of the delegates.
They had written to varions
wholesale houses in the U. S. and
had gotten in almost every case a
box of their manufacture. So the
store contained something of every
thing a general department store
Miss Eloise Welch is expeoted
soon to vi-iit her sister, Mrs. C. P.
Miss Lucile Smith, of Newberry,
is visiting relatives.
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H OF THE BO!
^VeOi-L, WEEV?L. L.INC
DEC I 1915
ap on December 1, 1916, just issued by
?ecember 1, 1915, and the great expanse
weevil is up to Augusta, Ga. On the r
i of the pest call their 20-mile and their
lent of protective measures. This map
)ecember 1 lines will be attacked by tl
: the pest beyond the 1916 line into Soutr.
ore frost comes he will have covered mo
*e in the territory covered will come,
?ioner E. J. Watson by L. G. Worsham,
Resolutions on the Death of
Whereas, it hath pleased God to
remove from us our pupil and Sun
day school companion; aod, whereas,
we all miss him from our midst,
and feel the loss we have sustained;
therefore be it
Resolved, That we bow in hura
blH submission to the wisdom and
will of God concerning this dis
pensation of Providence; that we
?xtend our heart-felt sympathy to
each member of the bereaved fam
ily, and humbly pray that it may be
sanctified to our good and God's
glory; that from this incident we
shall all learn the lesson of the van
ity of all earthly things, the uncer
tainty of life, and of the importance
of hoing ever prepared to live or
die in the seryice of Christ.
This resolution was passed by a
rising vote of the Sunday school on
the 7th day of January, 1917.
"Oh! happy dead, no more for you
sorrow nor tears;
The body is dust, but for the soul
Presbyterian Sunday School.
Items of Interest From Cleora.
From Mr. Lott's piece in your
paper last week, telling of the ' boll
weevil" meetings in this county be
ing failures, one would infer that
the whole cause of their being fail
ures was lack of interest among the
farmers. Now, I can't speak for
the others, but the one for Cleora.
was well advertised, and, ts bad as
the weather was, several came out
to the meeting and none of the
speakers were there. Mr. Lott came
by from Red Hill the afternoon be
fore and called the meeting Off.
Bat for this, there would have been
15 or 2? men at our meeting and
not a speaker was present. We
have never heard any explanation
except "supposed" that bad weather
kept them from coming.
Mr. Henry Hill has sold out ex
cept his land and a few of his house
hold goods and gone to Beaufort to
live with his son, Mr. John Hill.
Mr. Langley's little girl got her
foot cut almost off last week. Dr.
Patterson dressed it and she is do
ing nicely now.
Jim Brunson, son of Mr. W. P.
Brimson, had his leg badly cut last
week with an axe.
Rev. P. B. Lanham preached for
the boll weevil fighters at the front in
of territory covered by the pest up to
oap also are shown what the entomolog
50-mile ? foty zones*, thesedesignations
means that during the coming year cot
?e boll weevil, and will be largely de
i Carolina will begin. If the boll weevil
st of the cotton producing area of this
The large map from which the above
State entomologist of Georgia.
Death of Miss Cottle Youngblood
For many weeks, Miss Cottie
Youngblood has been lingering on
the border of the morning land.
Each day she grew weaker, but to
the last her mind which had always
been so alert, was clear and her
friends were known to her almost
until she had passed over the river.
Her sister, Mrs. Nannie Griffin,
was her constant companion and
ministered to her every wish. Miss
T?ll Youngblood came from Au
gnsta and spent the last week at her
Her death took place at IO o'clock
on Saturday night. Miss Cottie
had been a teacher of children and
young people in the day and Sun
day School most of her life and she
was loved and hpnored by hundreds
of all ages and conditions.
Her Sunday behool c\ s follow
ed her oasket from the home where
all her long life of seventy-one years
had been spent, and as the proces
sion passed the home of Mrs. B. B.
Jones, they were joined by a for
mer class, now grown to young wo
The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church' of which Miss
Cottie had been a life long member |
on Sunday afternoon, Dr. E. P.
Jones conduoting the funeral ser
All the living members of the im
mediate family were in attendance
at the funeral, the eldest brother,
Mr. James Youngblood of Augusta
and his daughters, Mrs. Easterling
and Mi?s Mamie Youngblood, and
their aunt, Mrs. Parker, besidei
those who had reached Edge-field
prior to her death.
The large number of persons in
attendance on this funeral manifest
ed the love and esteem in wbioh she
was held by the whole oommunity
us at our school house yesterday
evening after preaching at Gilgal.
A large crowd was out to hear him.
We expect to have our school house
painted next Bummer.
Our R. F. I), carrier, Mr. Buuoh
Timmerman, has moved into Mr.
Reel's new house on the old Cheat
Farm hands for wages around
here'are like provisions, high and
Tba grain crop is small but looks
Regulations Governing Trans
portation of Products From
1 Infected District Made
Plain by Officials.
Rules for the boll weevil quaran
tine in South Carolina are explained
to the people of South Carolina in
th? following: bulletin:
In determining the distribution
of the Mexican cotton boll weevil it
is not possible to establish an actual
weevil line which is absolutely de
pendable for accuracy. It can only
he very closely approximated and
for that reason there is provided a
belt 20 miles wide in advance of the
actual weevil line as officially .re
ported and this belt of 20 miles is
known as the safety zone. This will
protect free territory from strag
gling weevils that may have advan
ced further than official weevil line
and remained undiscovered.
It is unlawful to ship prohibited
or restricted articles from boll wee
vil territory across official weevil
line into safety zone. It is unlaw
ful to rthip prohibited or restricted
articles from safety zone into free
The regulations of the South Car-,
olina State crop pest commission
provide a 50 miles quarantine line. I
This line is 50 miles in advance of
the actual weevil line as officially
published, or 30 miles in advance of
the safety line or safety zone. This
belt of 30 miles is known as the
quarantine zone. The object of this
line, is to protect free territory
against sudden advances of the wee
vil such as are made in high winds,
for example, during the growing
season when the weevils are active.
At the present time while the wee
vils are in hibernation and are not
active, the State crop pest commis
sion will perm?t' the: movement of
cotton seed from quarantine zone
(bdi not from safety zone) into free
territory. Those intending to ship
seed are cautioned that the quaran
tine zone will become effective as
soon as the season approaches airain
when the weevils resume activity.
This time can not be exactly fore
casted. Those wishing to move seed
are urged to do so before the first
week in February. A map showing
the weevil territory, as well as the
safety and quarantine zone, may be
obtained by applying to the State
crop pest commission^ Clemson Col
lege, 8. C.
Briefly, shipments of restricted
or prohibited articles are governed
af follows: First, no restricted or
prohibited articles can be moved
from weevil territory across actual
weevil line as officially announced,
into safety one, quarantine zone or
free territory. Second, no prohibit
ed or restricted articles can be ship
ped from safety zone (which is a
belt 20 miles wide in advance of the
official weevil line) into quarantine
zone or free territory. Third, the
quarantine zone will be ordered ef
fective as soon as it becomes neces
sary, owing to weather conditions.
This is a belt 30 miles wide in ad
vance of the safety zone and no re
stricted or prohibited articles can
be shipped from this quarantine
zone after this quarantine zone has
been ordered effective by the State
crop pest commission.
There are three lines involved in
this quarantine. First, the actual
weevil line as officially published.
The line is 20 miles in advance of
the boll weevil line is known as the
safety line. The line 30 miles in
advance of the safety zone or 50
miles in advance of the actual wee
vil Hue is known as the quarantine
The safety line which is now ef*
fective begins on the Savannah riv
er in Edgefield county running
south-east through Parksville,Frank"
lin, Ropers, Warrenville Station,
west of Aiken, through Talamba in
Aiken county, through Weathers
bee, west of Barnwell, through Te
??me, Kline. Allendale, west of
Fairfax, through Rosebud in Hamp
ton county, Copes, Freeman, Ridge
land in Jasper county, then straight
south through Bluffton, through
Central, Bull's Island and Brad
A. E. Conradi,
H. W. Barre, State Pathologist.
Wanted-To buy 7 pounds of
goose feathers. State price per
pound. Mrs. E. H. Crews,
Edgefield, S. C.
RED OAK GROVE.
Measles in Community. Flat
Rock School Flourishing.
Efforts of Mr. G. D.
With much ioterest we read Mr.
P. N. Lott's piece in the last issue
of your paper and am real glad he
made the facts so plain to the read
ers. I think just as he does in re
gard to the people not using oppor
tunities sent to our doors. Well,
enough for us to know what others
think of us sometimes. If we could
but see ourselves as others see us.
. Our Sunday School was not well
attended at Red Oak Grove yester
day, due to weather and in part to
the measle scare, which is the topic
now of 'discussion^ There is lots
for measles to do here. Several
families of small children, sume now
convalescing from fever, which may
not burt like some that have not
had medical treatment and systems
susceptible to disease.
Miss Ruth Ti ra mewn a ii is real
sick, having been confined to her
home several days. She will be
missed at school. Ruth is a studi
ous girl and has many admiring
friends who wish for her speedy re
Mr. Albert Shelton is at Clark's
-ii with Mr. George WhatK 'Ta
:a warmly greeted yeste
his visit home. His frien
him every good luok in r.
home, feeling sure he wil
good whirever he goes.
Mr. and Mrs. Livingston
and little Elizabeth will
their new home near Mr. J
Laughter's this week. By the go
ing away of Mr. Bailey, our Sunday
School loses faithful members, he
being oar secretary.
The Social Circle was made one
of unnsnal interest,~by having with
us Mrs. Wald rolf, of Chicago, who
so feelingly and earnestly outlined
the settlement Hork of which she
has the past year served as chairman
in one of the Districts. She had
words of encouragement for oar
Circle, making her heart glad to re
turn to the home of her childhood
and find zeal and enthusiasm for the
uplilt of mankind in the rural dis
tricts. She encouraged us to never'
think our efforts too weak to do
good, for a good influence was far
reaching, like a ripple on tho ocean.
We are glad to have with as Mr.
D. C. Morgan and family. We
welcome him back to the Sunday
School of bis childhood, and the
church where his honored father
has faithfully labored.
Our school at Flat Rock is down
to hard work again now. Our
teachers are planning for an enter
tainment, something like a tableau,
which will be very pretty and at
tractive, being all new for our chil
dren. The opportunities of a rural
school teacher are beautiful and a
splendid place for one to reach out,
no* only in one respect, but mauy.
The Y. W. A. meets with Miss
Kathleen Kenrick on the 3rd Sun
day p. m. There is several things
before the society they wish to pre
sent, and solicit a full attendance to
get the work better planned for the
Mr. G. D. Mims has taken up the
work for "better roads" with earn
estness and enthusiasm. Good roads
mean so much for us, besides that,
it gives any people a better rating.
May the day soon come when our
people may awaken to better things
for our rural districts.
We admire the manner in which
Mr.tMims has begun. Nothing suc
ceeds like doing "your best." /
When a task is once began,
Never leave it 'tiU its done;
Be the labor, great or small,
Do it well, or not at all.
Doubtless the above little verse
has stimulated many a one to renew
Mrs. Fannie Bush hap three chil
dren sick with pneumonia. Two of
them are convalescing, the other is
yet quite a sick child.
Mr. and Mrs. Genie Thurmond.
Jr., are house keeping now, and
have with him his aged grand
mother, Mrs. Fannie Howard. Mrs.
Thurmond has the beautiful .work
of leading our Y. W. A's. which we
feel sure she will enjoy and feel
doubly repaid for her effort*.
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