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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1919 NO. fl
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DEATH OF MR. THACKER. TRI
COUNTY MEETING OF W. C.
T. U. MR. G. P. COBB
The announcement of the death of
Eev. J. H. Thacker, a former pastor
of the Methodist church ".ere brought
deep sorrow to all. His death occurred
on Sunday morning about 6 o'clock,
at his home in Lancaster, after a few
For the past two or three years his
health had not been good, and recent
ly the nature of his suffering was
more developed. On last Thursday he
was found in an unconscious state in
About a month ago, his daughter,
Miss Jim Beth Thacker died from
meningitis and her death was a great
blow tyj him and the family.
Rev. Thacker came here in 1914
with his estimable family, and during
the four years' stay he greatly en
deared himself not only to the flock
of which he was such a loved under
shepherd, but to all. He was a true
servant of God and his chief thought
was for the advancement of the Mas
The deepest sympathy is felt for
the grieved ones. He leaves a wife,
three daughters and two sons.
Mrs. M. A. Lott of North Augusta
was here last week with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Graham spent
last week in Sumrer, the former hav
ing been called to the bedside of his
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin McLenna have
returned to Waldo, Florida after a
few weeks' stay here with friends.
Mrs. Claude Hedgepath of Greens
boro, N. C., has been the guest of
Mrs. J. H. White.
Mesdames Chas. Pedrick and J. W.
Marsh went over to Columbia Hos
pital last week to see Miss Theora
Fleming, who on Tuesday underwent
a second operation. Her friends will
be glad to know that she is improving.
The tri-county meeting of the W.
C. T. U. was held here last Monday
in the Baptist church and was greatly
enjoyed, there being delegates from
Saluda, Edgefield, Trenton and Har
From Saluda Union: Mesdames
Pitts, Zeigler, Feagle and Edwards.
Edgefield: Mesdames J. L. Mims,
W. B. Cogburn and W. L. Dunovant.
Trenton: Mesdames J. D. Mathis,
W. W. Miller, Anna Eidson, Luther
Johnson and T. P. Salter.
The meeting was presided over by
Mrs. J. L. Mims, President of the
Edgefield County W. C. T. U., and
Mrs. Dunovant acted as secretary.
The reports of the various unions
was an interesting feature and all
showed active work.
The Presence of Mrs. Deborah K.
Livingston, a National lecturer of
great power, added keen interest to
the gathering, for one of the chief
purposes of this meeting was to hear
her present the "Jubilee Fund" and
tell of the plans to make the big
drive the success that every union
was hoping and planning for.
Mrs. Livingston spoke both morn
ing and afternoon and many present
held an open conference with her
concerning the drive and other points
which was a great benefit to them.
The meeting closed with the elec
tion of officers of Edgefield county
union, these being as follows: Presi
dent, Mrs. T. R. Denny; vice-Presi
dent, Mrs. J. D. Mathis; Recording
and Corresponding Secretary, Mrs.
J. A. Lott; Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Cul
During the day the local union
served a bountiful lunch with iced
tea which every one enjoyed.
That evening in the Baptist church
a large audience heard Mrs. Living
ston speak on the subject she had
come to present, "The Jubilee Drive."
The meeting was presided over by
Rev. David Kellar, and previous to
the address there was a contest for
a silver medal, those contesting being
Dawson Walker, Jimmie Thrailkill,
Vernon Sawyer, Louise Rhoden and
William Folk of Edgefield.
The judges, Mr. P. N. Lott and
Misses LeCray and Lassingford, de
cided in favor of William Folk and
the medal was presented to him.
The processional of the 45 ratified
states made an impression on t'-.e
audience. The chorus, "We are Com
ing to the Rescue" was sung as an
answer to the solo sung by Mrs. Lati
j After this Mrs. Livingston address
ed the audience and the subject, as
?she presented it, was listened to with
Miss Annie Crouch who is teaching
?in North Augusta High School spent
?the week-end here with the home
folk. Two of her young friends came
j Mrs. Davis, of Columbia is visitmg
her sister, Mrs. M. W. Crouch.
Everyone is delighted to see Willie
Pearce Stevens, of the navy, here
Since his last visit he has undergone
an operation for appendicitis.
Mrs. Paul Perry and little Alice
Caroline are guests of Mrs. Alice Cox.
Miss Louelle Norris of Columbia,
spent a few days of the past week
lhere in the home of her sister, Mrs.
.M. R. Wright.
Mr. Ebb Timmerman has been
quite sick, suffering from an attack
?of typhoid fever.
Rr. and Mrs. Gibson of Batesburg,
were visitors last week in the home
j of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Waters,
j The friends of Mr. G. P. Cobb will
be pained to learn of his critical con
dition at his home here. On Sunday
afternoon he was out for a ride and
'on his return was taken with a con
vulsion and is now in an unconscious
Mrs. James Tompkins entertained
j Wednesday afternoon lin compliment'
to her sister, Mrs. I. T. Welling, and '
labout 24 friends gathered out at her .
hospitable home near town to enjoy ,
j The rooms were attractively deco
Irated in roses and laurel and the ta
bles for rook? all held bowls of - roses.
The game was a spirited one and
there was much laughter and conver
sation. The highest score was made
by Mrs. J. W. Browne, who received ,;
: the prize. r
An elaborate salad course with iced I
tea was sei ved.
Miss Margaret Holland, Leader, en
tertained the Camp Fire Girls on
Monday evening and everyone great
ly enjoyed the hours. Out in the yard,
under a large oak, all gathered later
in the evening and dainty refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is visiting the
families of her brothers in Atlanta,
following the Southern Baptist Con
Miss Eunice Cates, of Augusta,
^visited her father here last week.
Mrs. Frick, of Chapin, is spending
a while in the home of her brother,
Mr. John Howard Black spent Sun
day in Augusta in the home of
Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman, of
'Newberry is visiting her niece, Mrs.
M. T. Turner.
The second and third grades of the
High School enjoyed a picnic Satur
day at Slide Hill, and the joy of the
young folks was unbounded during
the day. They returned late in the af
ternoon very tired and some sunburn
ed but very happy.
LAST NITRATE SODA SHIPPED.
County Agent A. B. Carwile and
Nitrate Distributor S. B. Nicholson,
', received this week notice that the re
mainder of the nitrate must be ship
jped out at once. Those farmers who
have not received all the soda they
applied for are asked to see Mr. Nich
olson at once or mail him a check for
?the amount ordered to the Bank of
I This will be the last chance at the
government soda. There is still some
?available for the farmers, but it must
be shipped out at once.
I have been authorized and re
quested to give notice to the public
that there will be an annual Thanks
giving and Praise meeting at Mace
donia Baptist Church of Edgeefild,
S. C., on the Third Sunday in June at
Three O'clock ia the afternoon. All
of our friends and sympathizers are
cordially invited to attend, and the
church especially requests the pres
ence of all che pastors and deacons
of the country churches, and as many
of the members as can conveniently
F. A. WEAVER, Pastor.
May 20, 1919.
Our aim is to make you happy-A
Ford in every home.
YONCE MOTOR CO.
LADIES SPECIALLY INVITED.
Clemson College, May VJ.-Dr. F.
H. H. Calhoun, Director of the Agri
cultural Department, desires to call
attention to the fact the ladies are in
vited to attend the Summer School,
which will be conducted by the agri
cultural forces at Clemson College,
June 30 to August 6. Special prepara
tions are being made to provide ac
commodations for ladies, and courses
of instruction in which any ladies are
particularly interested. In order that
married ladies may attend the Sum
mer School with their husbands, a
separate floor of the new barracks
will be set apart for married couples.
Another separate floor will be provid
ed for the accommodation of unmar
ried ladies who wish to attend. Dr.
Calhoun desires it to be understood
that ladies attending are not required
to take any of the courses unless they
so desire, and that married ladies who
wish to attend with their husbands
are very welcome to come just as an
Duting. This is also true of unmarried
ladies who care to come without tak
Courses specially provided for la
flies, or, which may be taken by the
ladies along with the men are as fol
1. The Junior Project Course for
the teaching of agriculture in second
ary schools. This course will be given
by the Division of Agricultural Edu
cation to meet the needs of teachers
in the secondary schools, who find it
desirable or necessary to be able to
teach classes in agriculture.
2. Courses in poultry raising, hor
ticulture, dairying, and in fact any
of the courses offered to men are I
open also to to ladies.
The probable cost to ladies will be i
$6.00 per week for those who do not'I
register to take any course of in-1
struction, or ?7.00 per week for those j
who do register. This will include I
board, room, lights, and all cost ex- '
The college is gladio. offer., tbisiop
portunity to married ?nd unmarried
ladies, and hopes to welcome a large
number at the Summer School this
COMING! MOVING PICTURES!!]
On Thursday, May 29, at four and '
again at nine o'clock, the Red Cross |
will exhibit six reels of moving pic-1
tures in the Edgefield Opera House, j
These films are sent out by the Na- :
tioral Red Cross and are true war 1
pictures, most interesting.
In order to cover the colt of pro
duction there will be an admission I
fee of fifteen cents for adults and
ten cents for children. We want
everybody in the county to have the
pleasure of seeing these fine pictures.
Remember the date and the hours:
Thursday, May 29, at four and nine
ANNIE M. CLISBY,
LETTER FROM RED CROSS TO
MRS. J. J. GRIFFIS.
May 12, 1919.
Mrs. J. J. Griffis,
Route 1, Cleora, S. C.
My dear Mrs. Griffis:
A letter has just come to us from
our Paris office confirming the official
report of the death rf your son, which
we believe you mnit have already re
ceived ficm tK- War Department.
Our "_>.f?3 office writes that Private
Griffis died on October 30th, 1918,
and that he was buried with full mil
itary honors in St. Sever Cemetery,
St. Sever Rouen. A flag was draped
over his coffin, and the burial service
was read by a chaplain. The grave is
number 8467, Plot RI, Row K.
We hope it will bring you a little
comfort to know that the Red Cross
is now taking photographs of the
graves of our soldiers whenever this
is possible, and these are mailed to
the nearest relative in this country.
As the location of your son's grave
is known, this can undoubtedly be
rione and the photograph should reach
you within the next few months.
With this report, the Red Cross a
gain sends you its deep and most sin
cere sympathy in the death of your
M. R. CASTLE, JR.
Oh my, what a pleasure, to know
that when your FORD needs SER
VICE that the YONCE MOTOR CO.,
is on the job!-Adv.
PLEASANT LANE NEWS.
The many friends of Mrs. F. P.
Waiker are glad to know that she has
recovered from a serious ilkiess.
The Pine Grove School closed its
1918-19 session with appropriate ex
ercises in the school building last
Saturday morning. In spite of the in
fluenza epidemic and other causes the
term just closed has been the most
successful in the history of the school.
Following the exercises a bounti
ful' picnic dinner was served on the
schqol grounds. The invited guests
werc-.present. The day was thorough
ly enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Florence B. Timmerman, who
has had charge of the school for the
past session has refused to accept it
for the next term.
Quite a number of people in our
community attended the exercises at
McKendree church Sunday.
Mr. M. B. Byrd and Gus Byrd were
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
G. M. Timmerman Sunday. Gus at
tended the exercises at McKendree.
MR. TOWNES WRITES OF MT.
Washington, D. C.,
May 17, 1919.
Sixteen miles below Washington on
the Virginia side of the Potomac, sit
uated on the summit of a rather steep
declivity Is Mount Vernon, the old
home of Washington.
Trolley cars and steamers go down
there daily carrying hundreds of vis
itors to this revered spot.
All steamers passing up or down
the Potomac blow one blast of the
whistle in going by Mount Vernon in
memory of Washington.
The grounds about Mount Vernon
are-lovely. Oaks, hickory and elm
trees spread great branches over the
green grass beneath, and flowers of
every hue send out a fragrance from
the garden walls.
Yod.jenter Mount Vernon from the
re^rf*''; 'is'^a two-story mansion .and
sits close to the ground.
Within its walls one sees all the old
household furniture just as it was
when General Washington and Mrs.
Washington kept house. It is in a
wonderful state of preservation. Visi
tors are allowed in all the rooms and
in each room one sees certain of the
personal effects of Washington. The
guide points out the room in which
Washington died-even the bed on
which he took his last breath.
Coming down stairs again you
walk out on the front, porch which
j runs the entire length of the mansion
and is supported by eight tall col
Here you get a beautiful view
the broad Potomac winds westward,
j then in a southerly direction toward
I the Chesapeake.
Across the rive- in verdant splen
dor are the woody hills of Maryland,
A brick walk leads from the house tc
the Tomb of Washington. His tomb
and the family vaults are enclosed
within a brick wall according as his
His last resting place is not a mam
moth marble tomb as one might ex
pect, but just an ordinary familj
vault. By his side rests Mrs. Wash
ington and on each vault fresh flow
lei's are daily-placed.
S. B. TOWNES.
You Cannot Make Land Rest.
"I think it better to rest my .anc
between hoed crops, putting it in cot
ton the second year after it was ir
corn. Then after cotton I sow oats ir
! February, the next spring plant corr
'again, and then rest one season. Ii
jnot this good rotation?
No. it is not, because you make nc
provision for any peas or clover oi
other legume crop that will help thc
land. You cannot make land "rest.'
It is not resting when growing a croj:
cf weeds and grass, any more than ii
it was growing a crop of peas or soy
beans and crimson clover. And thc
weeds and grass, though adding some
organic matter to the soil,'do not adc1
anything in the way of nitrogen as
the peas,and clover will. You lose s
whole season's use of the ground foi
producing a soil-improving crop, anc
while the weeds and grass grown be
tween oats and corn will, as I have
said, give some organic matter to thc
soil, they do very little compared witt
peas or soy beans or velvet beans
Then it is better to put the oats croj
after corn in the fall, for you will ge^
a much heavier crop of oats than by
spring sowing. You should put peas
in the corn and cut and shock the
corn and disk the peas down till fine
ly cut up and the surface soil made
fine, and then sow oats in September.
.These oats will come off earlier than
February-sowed oats, and you can
Iget in a crop of peas to make hay for
feeding and manure-making and can
get crimson clover on the land tb turn
under for cotton, and can sow the
clover again all through the cotton at
'first picking. By feeding the pea hay,
corn stover and oat straw you can get
a lot of manure to spread on this clo
ver to turn under for corn and repeat
the rotation. This short rotation ad
hered to will rapidly increase the pro
ductiveness of the soil, not altogether ;
because of a rotation but because of !
the increase of humus in the soil,1
maintaining moisture and plant
McDUFFIE ..iTERARY SOCIETY.
I am of the opinion that the pupils
in a school are the most important I
people in the institution, that they !
think things and dream things that la- '
ter become realities in the legislative j
halls, the churches and the other
great institutions of the nation.
I recall with more or less pleasant
memories that several years ago I ex- j
'plored the DeVore grove searching
'for some hidden clue of the great1
j George McDuffie's law office which j
liegend said had once stood near the '
; driveway. I found in various ways i
some incidents concerning that noted I
'gentleman and read them to his glory,
1 certainly not to my own. That was at
'one of the early meetings of the then j
?newly organized McDuffie Literary
I was treasurer, holding a thankless
but a never ending job since someone i
^vas always absent or late. However,
the two years spent there prepared
the other members and myself for
whatever public appearance we had
to make later.
j Last Friday?!.attended a meeting
'of the society. I was impressed with
several things, the large attendance,
the ease and grace with which Mr.
Ralph Byrd presided, and the debate,
j The subject was that ever annoying
one to the "antis" and that over heart
gladdening one to the "believers,"
I "Resolved, That the United States
Should Have Woman's Suffrage." I
'marvel that the affirmative, feeling!
?the righteousness of their cause,
flinging their papers aside, did not
rise several inches higher in their
boots and fairly bring the audience
to its feet with applause.
The negative quoted the Bible
'against suffrage and the aSlrrnatne1
?quoted the Bible in their favor. Since j
the right always triumphs the judges
?decided in favor of tho affirmative,
thinking also that the negative madel
'a creditable attempt to uphold their'
'side. Since this great question has
.been postponed so long it is fitting
?that if we.must still discuss it in or-'
ider that it be rightly settled, that
jthinkng, studying peoplpe should de
'If a 1 3sie wants the ballot
To help to run the town,
And the lassie gets the ballot,
Need a laddie frown?
Many a laddie has the ballot,
Not as bright as I.
Many a laddie votes his ballot
Overcome with rye.
If a body loves her country
Surely you'll agree
That a body earns the franchise,
Whether he or she."
ADDISON MILLS SUNDAY
Last Saturday was a great day for
the residents at the Addison Mill Vil
lage. All day was given them as a
holiday, and a picnic was provided at
Salter's Pond, each family taking a
basket. The first automobiles, trucks
and buggies left at nine o'clock, and
they were going all day, returning at
5 or 6 o'clock.
The day was spent in games and
swimming and other sports. ?lost of
the people took advantage of this
lovely day's outing. Mr. Hightower
is to be commended for his thought
fullness and consideration.
"Darling, I cooked dinner for you
all myself, and you've never said a
,word about it."
"I would have, dearest, but some
how I hate to be always complain
BOLL WEEVIL QUARANTINE OR
DER ISSUED MAY 20, 1919.
Clemson College, May 19.-Owing
to the resumption of boll weevil ac
tivity, the quarantine zone which was
lifted on Jan 1st, 1919 after the boll
weevil had gone in winter quarters,
will again become effective on May
20, 1919. The quarantine and safety
lines will continue for the present as
given on the official map of the South
Carolina State Crop Pest Commission
issued January 1st, 1919. Hereafter
it is regarded dangerous to issue per
mits for shipments from any points
within safety zone. Both safety and
boll weevil territory are closed. The
Commission will continue to issue
permits for shipments from points
within quarantine zone.
The boll weevil line passes from
Beech Island on the Savannah River
through Blackville, Branchville, Preg
nall, Summerville and Mt. Pleasant.
The safety zone passes from a
point on the Savannah river near Mo
doc through Trenton, Swansea, St.
Matthews, Pineville and enters the
ocean at the southern end of Raccoon
The quarantine line> starts on the
Savannah river and passes through
Mt. Carmel, Saluda, Lexington, Co
lumbia, Kingstree and Georgetown.
Parties receiving the map from the
commission will find full explanation
on the reverse side.
Points on the boll weevil line are
held to be within safety zone.
Points on the boll weevil line are
held to be within boll weevil terri
The safety zoi.e and boll weevil ter
ritory era closed. These lines will hold
until necessary to move them oh ac
count of advance of the Weevil at
which time the new maps will be is
ATTENTION! WOMAN'S MISSION
The First Division of the Edge
fr'elfi Woman's Missionary Union.will
hold their spring meeting at Berea
church on May 31. The following
churches are asked to send full repre
sentation from the Woman's So
cieties, Y. W. A., G. A., R. A. and
Sunbeam societies ? Berea, Bethany,
Bold Spring, Cleora, Edgefield, Gil
gal, Little Stevens Creek and Moun
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Division presi
ll A. M.
Devotions-Rev. R. G. Lee.
Roll Call of Woman's Societies
with verbal reports of work done
since the annual meeting.
Mission Study.-Mrs. Lovick Minis.
Standard of Excellence-Mrs. J. L.
Duet-Mrs. A. B. Carwile and Mrs.
R. G. Lee.
Impressions of Southern Baptist
Convention-Mrs. D. B. Hollings
Memorials of Church Building
Loan Fund.-Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Address-Rev. R. G. Lee. ,x
Recess and Dinner.
Y. W. A. session in charge of Miss
Reports from Y. W. A.'s and G.
A Young Woman's Opportunity
for Service.-Miss Florence Mims.
Sunbeam Session in charge of Mrs.
M. N. Tillman.
Roll Call of bands, each society
responding with report and a song or
Young People's Work as planned
at Southern Baptist Convention
Mrs. M. N. Tillman,
j Pageant by Edgefield Sunbeam
Band-Miss Gladys Lyon,
People are learning that it is only
a waste of time and money to take
medicine internally for chronic and
muscular rheumatism, and about
ninety-nine out of a hundred cases
are one or the other of these varie
ties. All that is really necessary to af
ford relief is to apply Chamberlain's
Liniment freely. Try it. It costs but
35 cents per bottle. Large size (JO
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