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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1917
Quarterly Meeting W. M. U.
W. C. T. U. Held Meeting.
Valentine and Box Party
by A. B. Chapter.
The quarterly meeting of the
First Division of the W. H. H., of
the Ridge Association, which was
held here Saturday in the Baptist
church, was well atteuded, hut not
as many representatives as had bepn
hoped for, these being prevented by
Mrs. L. C. Latimer, president of
the entertaining society, conducted
the devotional, and extended a most
cordial welcome to every one.
There are ]8 churches in this Asso
ciation, 6 being in the First Divis
ion-Philippi, Ward, Ridge, Bates
burg, Rocky Creek and Johnston.
The reports of the societies, and
also of the young people, were very
interesting. Very ihelpful to all
present, was the practicable talk of
the Superintendent, Miss Sallie Bur
ton, of Bates burg. Many good
suggestions were made.
Mrs. Mamie iSf. Tillman, State
Vice-Pres., of tba Western Divis
ion, made an address on "Steward
ship," and she based her remarks
on this scripture: "Ye are not your
own; ye are bought with a price;
therefore, glorify God in your bod
ies." Mrs. Tillman spoke with
great earnestness and her words will
no doubt bear fruit.
The presence of Mrs- Cannada,
an ex-Brazillian missionary, but now
of Edisto academy, was a great in
spiration to all present.
In 1002, Rev. and Mrs. Cannada
went to Brazil, and for several years
they took part in the great mission
work, until failing health caused
their return to the States.
Mrs. Cannada gaye, in her moro
mg talk, an outline of her first im
pressions of Brazil, and told many
interesting facts connected with ber
great work. In the afternoon, she
again spoke, and at this time told
of the wonderful conversion of the
Priest Joseph Pianni. Later she
spoke of Edisto academy, and gave
an outlino of a days routine in the
In the afternoon *' e Y. W. A.,
G. A., R. A., and c' .nbeams were
given a part on the program, and
one of the R. A's., Mr. Ed. John
son, who has signified his intention
of becoming a minister of the Gos
pel, conducted their feature.
At this period, Mrs. J. L.' Mims,
President of the Edgefield Associa
tion, was introduced, and delighted
all by making one of her splendid
talks* She stated that she had been
i asked to talk upon this specified
subject at the recess, but had had
no moment to give it any thought,
but never the less, her remarks were
excellent, and every one was so glad
she was present and to enjoy her
The Round Table discussions,
presided over by Mrs. W. J. Hatch
er, gave a most helpful hour, the
leader making a very interesting
talk in taking this up.
Mrs. W. S. Brooke opened the
discussion on "Bible Study vs Mis
Mrs. P. N. Lott well presented
'The Principles of Giving."
"Some Benefits of the Prayer Cal
endar," by Mrs. L. C. Latimer.
"How Can We Change the Re
port This Year," Miss Anna Belle
'The Churches of this Associa
tion," Mrs. F. L. Parker. The last
paper closed the Round Table.
Before the meeting closed, Mrs.
Latimer suggested that a letter be
written to the former President,
Mrs. Alvin Etheredge, of Saluda,
from the body.
The President, Mrs. Posey, of
Ward, had recently resigned, and
the vacancy was filled by the elec
tion of Mrs. Ebb Cuibreath, a mem
ber of Rocky Creek church.
The social feature of the meeting
was very pleasant, an hour of re
cess being had, and during the time,
the local society served a lunch of
chicken salad, ham sandwiches,
crackers and pickle, coffee and cake.
Those in attendance from Edge
field at the Division meeting, Ridge
Association, held here on Saturday
were Mesdames J. L. Mims, Pres.
Edgefield Association, Mamie N.
Tillman, State Vice-Pres., oe Wes
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News From Edgefield School.
The McDoffie Literary Society
met Friday afternoon. Quite a num
ber of visitors were present and
most of the members. The first
number on the program was cur
rent events. Mary Dorn, music,
Ouida Pattison, Edwin Folk gave a
splendid humorous declaration and
the debate followed. Resolved,
That the United State* should sell
her Philippine and Hawaiian pos
sessions. Affirmative, Edith Ouzts,
Elwyn Moore. Negative, Frances
Jones, Strom Thurmond. These
were the youngest members of the
society and they showed more fa
miliarity with this subject and more
enthusiasm than any of the older
ones. Mr. Lyon, Mr. Bonner and
Ouida Pattison were appointed to
act as judges and their decision was
ia favor of the negative. We felt
very much honored by having Mr.
William Jones submit his name for
membership and was admitted into
the society by a unanimous vote.
No other business coming before
the house the society adjourned.
Remember the public meeting ot
the literary society Friday night,
Feb. 23. The program to be ren
dered will be in keeping with the
occasion, namely, celebration of
Washington's birthday. The de
bate will be of especial interest and
the public ie cordially iuvited to be
Debate-Resolved, "That Wash
ington was the greatest of all Amer
ican Presidents." Affirmative, Ed
win Folk, Ouida Pattison. Nega
tive. William Gaines, Margaret
Program for public meeting 23.
address, Dr. Jones. Music, Mary
Dorn, Essay, Neta Ouzts. Decla
mation, Fred Mays. Music, Gen
The social meeting of the society
in Adams Hall was a very pleasant
affair. No regular program was
arranged, but tue guests were enter
tained by playing games. The re
freshments consisted of fruits.
We were delighted to have Mr.
Tompkins and Mr. McManus visit
our chapel exercises one day last
week. Mr. McManus conducted
tbe'devotional exercises and Mr.
Tompkins made a very interesting
talk emphasizing the point of in
fluence which each of us have among
our companions. On Thursday
morning the first grade students
sang a very sweet song which
added greatly to the regular morn
We are glad 'hat Mrs. Greneker's
mother has improved sufficiently
to allow Mrs. Greneker to take up
her work after having been absent
for several days during which time
Mr. Lyon and Miss June Rainsford
executed her school duties.
Bitten by Mad Dog.
The friends of Mr. Jack Griffis
of tbe Berea-Giliial section will re
gret to learn that he was bitten on
his left thumb by a mad dog Fri
day. His dog had been away from
home for several days and when the
canine returned Mr. Griffis noticed
that it acted rather straugely, and
was in the act of confining it to
await developments, when the dog
bit him on the finger. The dog was
killed and its bead sent to Colum
bia for a scientific examination.
Tuesday afternoon a telegram was
received from Columbia stating that
that the ?log had rabies. Mr. Grif
fis, accompanied by his son, left
this morning for Grovetown, Ga.,
in an automobile to apply the mad
stone to the wound. Whether the
stone adheres or not, he will return
as early as possible and take the
Pasteur treatment to counteract the
poison, if any entered his system,
lu case of being bitten by a dog
with hydrophobia, there is cause for
concern but not alarm. Statistics
show that only about 10 per cent,
of persons bitten by dogs develop
hydrophobia, and there is practical
ly no danger wheu tho Pasteur
treatment is administered in time.
Saturday evening at eight o'clock
at the home of Mr. J. R. Griffis,
Miss Leila McGhee and Mr. C. E.
Griffis were married, Rev. P. B.
Lanham, the pastor of Gilgal church,
performed the ceremony. Both of
these young people are deservedly
popular and The Advertiser juins
their large circle of friends in wish
ing them a very happy life.
Noted Lecturer Coming to Edge
field in Interest of Prohibi
tion. Speaks in Metho
As announced in The Advertiser
last week, Mr. Will D. TJpshaw of
Atlanta will speak in the Edgefield
Methodist church Thursday night,
February 22. He has addressed
large audiences here on several oc
casions and the announcement that
he will soon be among us again has
been well received. Mr. TJpshaw
is a platform speaker of national
fame, beintr kuown far and near as
"The Georgia Cyclone." He will
visit Edgefield under the auspices
of the Anti-Saloon League, which
organization, working shoulder to
shoulder with the W, C. T. U. bas
caused the saloon keepers over the
country to realize that their busi
ness is doomed. Mr. Upshaw's
subject will be "A Stainless Flag
The Annual Toll of Tuberculo
sis is 200,000.
Tuberculosis is the most wide-'
spread of all dangerous diseases.
Every year it causes upward of two
hundred thousand deaths in the
United States. The most common
form of tuberculosis is in the lung,
where it is known under the name
Tuberculosis may effect any part
of the body. It produces meningi
tis in children, which is invariably
fatal; hip joint disease and curvature
of the spine. The so-called hunch
back is a'most always tuberculosis
of the spinal column. The affec
tion which we used to call scrofula,
manifested by enlarged glands about!
the.angle of the jaw, is also tuber
Consumption is not only the most
.common form of the disease, but is
also the form which is most conta
gious. In it the lung breaks down
into abscesses. These abscesses open
into the nearest bronchial tube, and
the germs are thrown out in the spit
which the patient raises. Every
twenty-four hours a tvell advanced
case of consumption throws out in
the spit about 3 billion consumptive
germs. This is the reasou why
health officers are so seriously fight
ing the spitting habit. Spitting is
not only a dirty habit, but a dan
Tuberculosis is common in milch
cattle, and it has been thoroughly
proven that many children are in
fected by drinking milk from dis
eased cows. Fur this reason it is
important that ail cows giving milk
for human use should be free from
the disease. This is best done by
the tuberculin test. When carried
out by a ecnipetesit man, the test is
extremely accurate, and detects the
disease in a very early stage when it
cannot be found out by any other
In human beings the disease is
spread from one person to another
through coughing, sneezing and
spitting. It is, therefore, of the ut
most importance that persons suf
fering from consumption should
cover the mouth or nose always
when they cough or sneeze. This
is best done by a naper handkerchief
which can be put into a bag and
burned. The spit which they raise
should also be burned. Excellent
and cheap paper cups are made for
this purpose. Thc educated and
careful consumptive is not a danger
to those around him, but where care
is not taken, the disease is spread
from one person to another in the
household.-Kansas City Star.
RED OAK GROVE.
Good Attendance Upon Sunday
School. Plans for School
Building Submitted to
There was fairly good attendance
at Sunday School at Red Oak Grove
on yesterday, considering the disa
greeable weather and such high
wind. Our faithful Superintendent
Mr. VV. M. Agner, seems to have
entered tho new year with enthusi
asm and is endeavoring to get the
school well organized and actively
at work. To accomplish the task,
he should have and must have, the
cooperation of the parents, which
we believe is better reached by cor
relation of social agencies in Sun
day School welfare. To -reach a
people it is essential to know them.
The war topic and the loss of
grain by the late freeze seems to be
upmost in the minds of our farmers
now. We feel very heavily the
loss of tha grain crop. Then in the
face of it, some one has been in
formed, so the merchants say. that
corn will run to S2 per bushel. If
grain ia killed, many hesitate buy
ing more seed with chauves agaiust
them this tall to pay for it.
War and boll weevil threats soar
ing high, is a vast consideration,
but all these things are inevitable,
hence to trust our dear Father and
be satisfied, is the thing that bringa
reconciliation and contentment.
There is knowledge in wisdom,
sud in all things seek wisdom. A
wise course to pursue to-day, is a
"home productive course."
The plans for the new school
building at Flat Rock have been
presented to the trustees and are un
der consideration. We cheer them
for their perseverance in this mat
ter, and evidently they will meet
with some obstacles all along, but
nothing of so much importance as
to involve a whole community is
- .er met without some who may
j|y "see as cthsrs see;''.. .those . who
are the burden bearers should be en
couraged, uot censured.
The members of the Edgefield
W. M. TJ. will learn with much re
gret, that after a few months, we
lose one of our Division Superin
tendents, Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn, who
we learn will reside near Greenville.
Mrs. Littlejohn is one of our most
efficient W. M. V, workers, and
with exceeding regret we learn that'
the Littlejohns home is no longer
m Edgefield Association.
Southern Cotton Mills Lead.
Washington, D. 0., Feby. 6,
"Each month's report from the
Census Bureau adds a-chapter to the
story of the passing of supremacy
in cotton manufacturing to the
South," said President Harrison, of
the Southern Railway System, to
"The report of the consumption
of cotton in the mills of the United
States during the month of Decem
ber shows that consumption in
Southern mills during the month
amounted to 307,<517 bales, au in
crease of 12,089 bales, or 4.X19 per
cent, over December, 1915. Con
sumption tn the mills of all other
States during the month amounted
to 228,970 bales, a decrease of
30,507 bales, or 11.76 per cent, be
low December, 1915.
"lu the five months' period end
ed December 31, consumption in
Southern mills amounted to 1,581
bales, an increase of 207,"?IS bales,
or 15.U5 per cent, over the corres?
ponding period last year. Con
sumption in all other States during
the period amounted to 1,180,381
bales, an increase of 23,104 bales,
or only two per cent. During the
month of December consumption
in Southern mills exceeded that in
the mills of all othei States by
78,047 bales, or 34.35 per cent."
Parson Squire- I understand,
deacon, that the church carpet is be
ing ruined by the water from drip
Deacon Goode-"lt is so, parson,
and something has got to bo done. "
"Why not have a rack in the ves
tibule and leave the umbrellas there
instead of earr.ying them to the
"I am afraid it would destroy the
solemnity ol' the benediction."
'You think so?"
'Yes; everybody would want to
be first out so as to get the best
one."-New York Herald.
North Augusta News.
Mrs. George Duncan, of Aiken,
will be the house guest of .Mrs.
Theodore Kershaw Tuesday, com
ing over to address the Parent
Teachers Association of North Au
gusta Tuesday afternoon. Mrs.
Duncan is one of the most promi
nent club women in South Carolina,
and is a most up-to-date woman on
Mr/. Mattie Shaw's friends are
very glad to see her out after her
Friend* of Mrs. Emma Hand leer
son will regret to learn that she is
still confined to her home by ill
Miss Lena DeLanghter, from Har
dy's, spent last Wednesday night
with Miss Letha Adams.
Friends of Mrs. S. L. Medloek
will regret to learn of her continued
illness. She is at the Wilhenford,
where she has undergone surgical
Mr. Henry Medloek, from Har
dy's, was in the city this week.
After surgical treatment at the
Wilhenford, Miss Georgia Ander
son is doing just as well as could be
Mrs. B. M. Matthews and pretty
little daughter Frances, spent last
Thursday with her sister, Mrs. W.
Miss Letha has returned home af
tei a pleasant trip to Augusta.
Mrs. J. H. Adams is expecting
her niece, Mrs. John DeLaughter
soon, from Modoc.
Mrs. F. E. Streysraan spent Sat
urday with Mrs. W. L. Faulkner.
Mrs. John Butler and daughter
were the attractive guests ofjMrs. T.
M" Butler Saturday.
Miss Nellie DeLaughter was the
attractive guest of her aunt, Mrs.
J. H. Adams last Friday.
Mr. W. L. Faulkner entertained
a number of his friends last Friday
Miss Melvie Lanier spent Satur
day in Augusta on business.
Mr. J. H. Adams motored oat to
Sweet Water last Sunday.
'Miss Bessie Faulkner ?pent Sun
day with Miss Gladys Price.
Miss Bertha Hahn spent Sunday
with Mrs. W. L. Faulkner.
Miss Daisy Verdery will entertain
Tuesday night wiib a Valentine
Friends of Rev. W. C. Allen will
regret to learn that he is confined
to bis borne by illness.
Little Miss Lethea Kerr celebrat
ed her eighth birthday last Monday
with a beautiful party at her home.
A number of games were enjoyed
and delicious refreshments served.
Among those invited were: Misses
Gladys, Lucile and Ettie Price, Al
lie May Faulkner, Rosetta Kerr,
and Masters Herman and James
Faulkner, Madison and Macalyn
Monroe, Elma Streysnian, Jerome
Kerr, Willie Clifford and Harry
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of expressing
our gratitude to our friends and
neighbors for the many expressions
of kindness during the late illness
of our father, Mr. Henry H. Hill.
These many acts of kindness and
tangible expressions of sympathy
will never be forgotten, and if at
any time we can show our apprecia
tion by rendering a like service to
these dear friends we shall do so
with the keenest pleasure. We are
deeply grateful for all that was
done for our loved one and for us.
Senator Tillman's National
Nothing better was said at the
Capitol on Saturday than what
was said by Senator Tillman, when
he expressed the sense of the vast
majority of the people of this
We will do the best we can, and
I have no doubt we wiil live up to
our past record in taking care of
rights and ourselves. We don't
take passes from anybody to gp
anywhere we damn please on the
That is the best thine Senator
Tillman ever said. Pass it along,
everybody, as the slogan of the
American people: "We damn plef.se
on the seas." You can't beat it.
It rings like a fire bell in the night:
"We damn please on the seas!"
Gardens and Grain Destroyed
by Cold. Fruit Trees Kill
ed. Much Sickness in
Since my last writing we have
>een having the most awful weath
er of storms, wet and cold weather.
All the vegetables of any descrip
tion are killed entirely, and all oats
gone, which is a most terrible ca
lamity to the farmers, especially
when corn is so scarce and so very
hitrh priced. We fear oats can't
be bought to sow now, as it was
bard to find them in the fall to fin
ish sowing the fall planting. This
has been a terrible blow to every
one. The farmers losing their grain,
the truckers their gardens, the fruit
ers, for their fruit being ruined on
the trees, and then so many trees
killed also. The Greeks and gro
cei vroen lost very heavily by their
fruit and green groceries freezing.
Wc have heard of some of the la"
dit i losing their canned fruits by
There is a great deal of sickness
all around now.
Mr. Ernest Ingram's two children
have been taken to Augusta very ill
with typhoid fever.
Mr. George Medloek aud all at
bis house have bad la grippe, and
Mr. Henry Medlock'a baby has had
Mrs. Julia Townes and Hall
Townes have had very bad colds,
but are better now.
Mr. Ivy DeLaughter's children
haye had these terrible colds.
Mrs. sallie Bunch has been des
perately ill with la grippe lor three
Mrs. Baynon and Miss Lilla
Bunch also, have been very sick
Mr. Harry Bunch, his wife and
four children have all been very
sick for three weeks with la grippe.
They are all better now, and Mrs.
Bunch and the two children are
back at their- school d alies.
We hope that Mrs: Sallie Bunch
is a shade better, but she is not out
of danger yet. She is so very weak
and does not take nourishment,
enough to gain any strength.
Mrs. Lillie DeLaughter, Miss
Nellie DeLaughter and Mrs. Geor
gia McKie called Saturday on Mrs..
Bunch, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh.
Scott, Jr., and Mr. John Scott call
ed on Sunday and very kindly offer
ed to come and sit up with Mrs.
Bunch, for which we thank them,,
eaeb and all, very much. It bas
been pretty hard on one all during
this bitter cold weather to have ill
the waiting and all the house work,
to do, as sick as I have been my
self, but hope the worst is over nov*
and all will soon be up again,
We were sorry to hear that Mrs*.
Shanklin is not at all well, but hope
she will be well soon. Also to hear
of Mrs. Georgia Hammond being so
feeble. Hope she has gotten all
They Stand Up Now.
It is interesting to observe how
many people, in the past week or
so, have chaoged their mental-or
perhaps one should say, their emo
tional-attitude towards "The Star
Spangled Banner." Before the
German crisis developed, the theater
orchestras could play ''The Star
Spangled Banner" without evoking
anything more than a very mild de
monstration of patriotic feeling.
Sometimes not more than three or
four people in the audience would
ri.se to their feet. It was seldom
that anything like half the audience
rose and those that did rise would
get to their feet slowly and hesitat
ingly, as though they were a little
ashamed, lt is very different now;
and people from other parts of the
country who have criticised us on
this score have no further reason to
complain. When "The Star Span
gled Banner" is played in Charles
ton theaters now, everybody stands
up and stands up at once and there
is loud applause when the music
dies away, lt is an interesting side
light and an instructive one.-News
A young widow was asked why
she was going to get married so
soon after the death of her first hus
band. "Oh, la!" she said, "I do it
to prevent fretting myself to death
on acct' of dear Tom."-Wash