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ist Convention of Thirty-four
rears of its History. Eighty
five Delegates in At
elegates to the South Carolina
vcntion of the Woman's Chris
ti Temperance Union began to ar
e on Thursday evening, some
ming by train, some on the trolle.v
m the direction of Columbia and
gusta, and many in cars from
re contiguous points.
5 a tl weather threatened on
nrsday afternoon and early Fri
morning to interfere greatly
h the attendance, but at the open
hour, lu:uu A. M., there was
dence of brightening prospects
d a goodly number was in attend
The following programme cont
used the morning session:
The devotions consisted of the
rasade hymn and psalm, which al
ays opens the sessions of the State
td National conventions, the same
at have in sid red the cause of tem
rance in the Crusade days and the
rly days of the Woman's Guns
on Temperance Union.
The prayer was led by Mrs. Au
ista Fly, president of the Aiken
hion. The roll call of officers
Jiowed every one present. As the
tate president used the gavel in
liing the meeting to order, she
bchibited one which had recently
een presented her, through Miss
Atta way, from a former State presi
dent, and at ope time used by Mrs.
allie Chapin, one of the early and
onored presidents of this organiza
Iion, now in the thirty-fourth con
The roll call of unions was called
y Mrs. T. R. Denny of Aiken,
tate corresponding secretary.
The following committees were
Press-Mrs. J. L. M i ms, Miss
ena Payne, Mrs. .1. H. White,
Irs. W. S. Middleton.
Resolutions-Mrs. J. L. Miras,
Irs. A. E. Waite, Mrs. W. M. Wa
fers, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs.
S. Crouch and Mrs. W. S. Mid
The address of the State presi
Jent, Mrs. Joseph Sprott, of Man
ing, was a masteroiece, and was
pciferously applauded at the close.
31 i ss Cleo Attaway, the State
brresponding secretary, of Saluda,
lade a magnificent report of her
ork, and tiie activities of the local
nions were marvelous in the won
erful accomplishments of tho year,
perhaps the best ever made. More)
nions reported and more aggres
ive work done.
The treasurer's report, made by
hrs. Chas. P. Robertson of Colum-|
bia, was said to be the best ever
ai ade, more than *1,500.00 having
been received during this year.
This report was most loudly ap
At the close of this report Dr. P
J. McLean, pastor of the Barest
?hurch, the convention chu)'1'1' was|
.ailed to the front, and tr??de a verJ"
deasant welcome to "ie audience,
:avinir that Aiker *?J .th<; [^ost\
small place in d,,e knited St
He also sap'lhat s mother wore
the whi''11^011 01l ner breast since
Lis e^aest reco^ection,
I ?-b? noon-tide hour is the time
^yeh white ribboners around the
rorld lift up their hearts for the de
struction of the liquor traffic. Dr.
McLean led this prayer, which was
followed by the Memorial service
;oi promoted comrades who ave here
Allendale, Mrs. J. C. Spann;
Dtanta, Mrs. J. L. McLendon; Phil
ppi, Mrs. Martha Scott; Congaree,
[lev. J. J. .Meyers, Mr. Chas. Sloan;
scranton, Mrs. Frances Cannon, a
nember twe've ye?rs; Newberry.
Mrs. J. II. Summer, Miss Eva)
ji-ary; Manning, Mrs. E. L. Wilkins,
Mrs. Herman Jenkinson; Sumter,
Mrs. Wm. Broughton; Bishopville,
Mrs. Mary Spears, treasurer.
At the close of the morning ses
sion, the guests and delegates of the
convention were invited to an elab
orate and delightful luncheon pre
pared by the local union. The State
[?resident asked the blessing before
.his feast was partaken of.
The devotions were conducted by
Mrs. Thornton of Mullins and Mrs.
T. H. White of Johnston, Miss Leila |
ottaway presiding at the piano dur
ng the song service.
By motion of Miss Leila Attaway,
.epresentatives from the Loyal Tem
pranee Legion and Young People's
Branch were made members of the
Mrs. J. H. White of Johnston
ead the report of the committee on
'Temperance Day in the Public
Schools," saying that eight States
ww observe this day, in most of
he States called "Frances Willard
)ay." It was moved that the last)
friday in October be suggested as j
he temperance day for public
chools, and that it be called "Fran
es Willard Day," the bill to bel
?resented at the next session of the I
egislature. At this juncture Hon.
T. L. Toole was presented to the)
udience, making an appeal for the I
destruction ol' the cigarette as we
as the alcohol question.
Mrs. M. E. Wright, of Marioi
now came to the platform and mat
a (splendid report ot' the Nation
convention at Indianapolis, Ind
last Nov? mher. This report w;
received with a rising vote (
Miss Cleo Attaway carne nt:
with a very encouraging report c
the official organs, the Union Sign;
and Vom;g Crusader.
A splendid report on Tempe
ance Literaturewas made by MR
W. B. Cogb?rn <>? Edgefield, supe
intendant ol' that department,
Tiie convention adjourned for th
afternoon, ami as the guests cam
out ol' the church doors automobile
were awaiting to take the delegate
for a tour ul' the famous city o
Aiken. Ail of the remaining pat
of the afternoon was thus delight
fully passed in the companionshi
of while ribbon comrades, viewin;
thc lovely streets and magnificen
homes and lawns of the Norther
The evening session was openei
with the singing of "O Sound th
Jubilee" by the convention choir
and the addresses of welcome wer
heard by the Hon. G. L. Toole o
Aiken for the town and Rev. Joh:
Rideout for the federation o
Dr. J. P. McLean was the leade
of the devotional services of tu
evening, and a very gracious host
Mrs. W. C. Bell represented th
Mission societies, and told of he
treasured memories in connectioi
with her acquaintance with France
Willard in Chicago and Mothe
Stewart in the Crusade town o
Ohio, many years ago in her girl
For the public school, Prof. W
J. McGarity spoke most eloquently
appealing to the W. C. T. U. foi
their aid in eradicating illiteracy
from our State.
Mrs. Julian Salley welcomed thc
convention for the Woman's club;
of the city, and Mrs. Augusta Flj
for the local union.
The response to all of these splen
did welcomes was made by Mrs. \V,
S. Middleton of Meriwether. This
was full of humor, instruction and
gratitude for the happy stay in
At the request of the convention
Mrs. Sprott's magnificent address ot
the morning was repeated, and with
the singing of the "White Ribbon
Star Spangled Banner," the evening
saiuruay began ungot ana coiu,
and the delegates increased in num
ber as the morning wore on. It is
a notable fact that the W. C. T. U.
conventions in South Carolina get
bigger and bigger until further
aron'th is stopped by adjournment.
A beautiful devotional service
was conducted by Mrs. Nellie Mi
landi of Columbia, Mrs. C. 12.
Stanley and Miss Anna Finnstrom
leading in prayer, and die exercises
closed with the singing of "More
Love to Christ." Just at tnis time
two little white ribbon recruits were
introduced, Nina May McCracken
and Frances Page of Aiken, the lat
ter the daughter of Mrs. S. (4. Pug",
chairman of hospitality committee.
Miss Antoinette Denny read the
report ou Young People's Branch,
showing a few organizations in the
Miss Leila Atlaway read the re
port of Loyal Temperance Logions,
making an encouraging resume of
this very important work.
A resolution was adopted by the
convention, unanimously, that a
protest be made against the holding
of moving pictures in the city of
Columbia on the Sabbath day. This
resolution was introduced by Mrs.
Mirandi of Columbia, and a tele
gram sent at once to the proper au
thorises in that city.
Au open discussion was here com
menced as to the conviction of \V.
C. T. U. members on the use of un
fermented wine at the communion
and the use of alcohol as a medi
The consensus of opinion was
that the women believed that wine
should not be served at the Lord's
table or administered under any cir
cumstances as a medicine.
Two other white ribbon recruits
were introduced at this time. Billie
McGarity, the son of the superin
tendent of Aiken schools, and Paul
Allen Crouch of Saluda.
At this time, Mrs. Robertson, our
State treasurer, took pledges for
State work to the amount of about
Mrs. Harriet Lynch, president of
the South Carolina Suffrage League
was introduced to the convention.
Mrs. Anna Finnstrom of the Door
of Hope in Columbia was intro
duced, and spoke eloquently for the
Door of Hope. After her address a
collection of ?14.00 was takeu for
Superintendents of departments
were called to the platform, (speak
ing of the "value of their respective
departments in bringing National
Constitutional Prohibition" to our
country. Those who spoke were
Miss Zena Payne of the Sunday
school department, Mrs. VV. H. Cog
lunn on literature, Mrs. W. S. Mid
dleton on scientific temperance in
struction, Miss Pearl Collier on
anti-narcotics. After Miss Collier's
appeal, .Mrs. Lynch, who wns nm- ol
the chairmen of lied Cross Ile
lief, said that while sh* had been
planning Christmas boxes tor the
soldiers, she had decided upon candy
and possibly packages of cigarettes,
but having heard Miss Collier, she
had decided to place in the Cheraw
comity boxes a harmless game in
stead. This was applauded.
The elecci?n of olHcers resulted
President, Mrs. Joseph Sprott of
Manning; vice-president, Mrs. J. L.
Miens ol' Edgefield; record i ng .secre
tary, Mrs. T. K. Denny ot" Aiken;
corresponding secretary, Miss Cleo
Attaway; treasurer, Mrs. Chas. P.
The luncheon was beautifully and
abundantly served by the suffrage
league at their rest room. .Mis.
Sprott was called upon for the
blessing, and at the close gave very
pleasant words of thanks for the
courtesies of the luncheon.
Mrs. Parr of Newberry conducted
the afternoon devotions.
The report of the committee on
resolutions was read by Mrs. J. L.
Minis, and adopted by the conven
tion. When the resolution endors
ing woman's suffrage was read, Mrs.
Harriett Lynch, State president of
the league for suffrage, was invited
to come to the platform, which she
did, and spoke very charmingly and
convincingly for tho resolution,
which was unanimously adopted by
The children's hour consisted of
sougs by the Loyal Temperance Le
gion of Aiken, led by Miss Pearl
The report on finance was made
by Mrs. Chas. P. Rollinson, and
that on telegrams by Miss Leila At
The delegates to the National
convention were nominated from
the door, and were as follows:
Mrs. \Y. JJ. Cogbnrn of Edge
field, Mrs. W. S. Middleton ol' .Mer
iwether, Mrs. VV. M. Waters of
For Men, Wome
display. With a
better, we're in a p<
in the South. Ma
I BARRETT &
? Augusta - -
We desire to not
we are agents for tl
let us show you.
We are also s<
E. p. WIN:
MCCORMICK AND PLUM
Florence. Alternates, Miss Zena
Payne ami Mrs. A. P. Lewis o?
Johnston and Mrs. Park of Bishop
At the close of miscellaneous bus
iness, as is the custom of all W. C.
T. U". convention a circle was
formed, which extended ail around
thc walla of the church, all dele
gates abd friends of the CJUIM.-, with
i hands clasped, siiiirintr the union
I hymn, "Blest be tho Tie that
The Saturday evening programme
of the convention is always given to
the young people for their medal
Special musio was furnished and
the following children contested for
a medal in son?:, after thc devotions
by Kev. W. C. Bell of the Lutheran
? William and Tracy Hilo, Theresa
Woodward, Gussie Kimball, Irene
(ladY and Lorena Toole of Aiken,
Elliott Lewis, Ora Belle Perry,
Mary and Helen Walker, Laurie
and Thomas Hoyt and Sudie May
Stillwell of Johnston, John Owen
and Daisy Smith of Harmony and
Lucy Scurry of Edgefield.
This was the vocal contest, and
the medal was awarded John Owen
The declamation contest only had
three contestants, who were Irmo
Hair of the Nazareth community in
Saluda county, Vivian Edwards of
Saluda , and Haramet Scurry of
Notice of Final Dis
I To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Henry Salter, Guardian
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Guar
dian in re the Estate of Willie
I and Ruth Salter, Minora on this the
J:jth day of October, HUT.
These Are Therefore, ? to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
I Coiirt House, South Carolina, on the
20th day of November, 1917 at ll
o'clock a. m., why eaid order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C.
Oct. 13, 1917-lt.
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