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CHRISTEN .TILLMAN .WITH
Charelston, July 8.-A bottle of
real champange was smashed by Miss
Marie Tillman, granddaughter of the
late Senator Tillman, against the side
of the new torpedo boat destroyer,
"Ben R. Tillman," as the new craft
started down the ways at the Char
leston Navy Yard Monday afternoon
at 5:31 and glided gracefully into the
Cooper river. A notable gathering, in
cluding Governor Cooper, witnessed
As the vessel glided to the sea lit
tle Miss Tillman said: "With this I
christen thee Tillman." Men in the
gathering stood with bare heads.
Rear Admiral Benjamin C. Bryan,
commandant of the yard; Rear Ad
miral Francis E. Beatty,, commandant
of the Sixth naval district; Command
er John William Woodruff, under
whose supervision the craft was built;
Col. Charles A. Bennett commanding
the Southeastern Department of the
army; Governor Robert A. Cooper
and Mayor Tristam T. Hyde were in
cluded in the official launching
Mrs. Benjamin Ryan Tillman, wid
ow of the senator, Major Henry C.
Tillman and his sons; Miss Helen
Tillman, a niece; Charles C. Moore
of Atlantic City, a son-in-law;
United States District Attorney J.
William Thurmond, W. A. Strom of
Edgefield and John W. Fowler of
Laurens occupied prominant places
on the official party and were con
sidered as guests of honor.
1 Miss Tillman is the 12 year old
daughter of Major Tillman of Green
wood. Misses Virginia Woodruff and
Mildred Ramsey daughters of naval
ory was appreciated by all friends of
Sloan of Greenwood were her maids
of honor for the ceremony of chris
tening the craft.
The Tiiiman was named for Ben
jamin Ryan Tillman, senator from
South Carolina, who died as chairman
of the senate committee on naval af
fairs, and who was a staunch friend
of the navy yard. It was he that push
ed the measure to establish the yard,
and no opportunity was passed by
him to do some good turn for the
yard. When Secretary Meyer recom
mended that the navy yard at Char
leston be abandoned, Senator Tillman
exerted his influence and saved the
yard. This fitting tribute to his mem
ory was appraciated by all friends of
the Charleston navy yard.
Potato Wart-A Dangerous
The Irish potato crop is endanger
er by a serious disease, the potato
wrart, which was discovered in Penn
sylvania last year. The wart is believ
ed to have come to the United
States on potatoes imported from
Europe in 1912, and it is very proba
ble that it was introduced into other
states than Pennsylvania, as this ship
ment of potatoes was widely dis
Wart is one of the most serious dis
eases of the potato. It has caused
great damage during recent years in
England and Ireland, whence many
of our imported potatoes have come.
The parasite which causes the dis
ease lives in the soil for many years,
and in fields where potatoes fi How
potatoes at i frequent intervals, the
disease becomes steadily worse until
it is impossible to raise sound tubers.
The first evidences of wart are
small spongy outgrowths on the po
tato, especially at the eyes. These in
crease in size and may grow as large
as the potato itself. "At first, the warts
are light brown, the color becoming
darker and finally black with age.
Wart does not affect the plant above
the ground, hence the detection is "not
possible until digging time.
Keep watch for warty potatoes at
digging time and report all suspicious
cases to Mr. A. B. Carwile, the Coun
ty Agent. It is important that the dis
ease be reported as soon as found, so
that measures may be taken to pre
vent its spread and to eradicate it
TEST HOUSE VOTE ASSURES
Washington, July 8.-The house,
by adopting, 235 to 59, today a
special rule for immediate considera
tion of prohibition enforcement leg
islation, indicated sufficient votes to
enact the measure without the 12
hours of general debate allotted mem
bers anxious to speak for and against
But despite the big majority and
the promise by Chairman Volkstead
of the judiciary committee that all
of the time set aside might not be
used, indications tonight were that a
vote on this bill itself would not be
reached this week. Every effort was
made today by anti-prohibitionists to
delay consideration by claims of no
quorum, demands for roll calls and
by forcing the reading, word by word,
of the printed text of the bill.
All these attempts at delay were
accepted with good grace by the ma
jority until Representative Sabbath
(Illinois) and Representative Cald
well (New York), both Democrats,
brought a protest from members who
declared they were endeavoring by
dilatory tactics to slow up the pro
ceedings. Less than two of the 12
hours for debate had been used when
the house adjourned to resume con
sideration Thursday, tomorrow being
No attempt was made today to split
the bill so as to take out the first part
relating solely to enforcement of
war time prohibition with a view to
its early passage. This, however, wiU
be done later, and while members
fighting for modification or repeal of
the war time act are hopelessly in
the minority, they announce their de
termination to keep on fighting until
the whole question of enforcement
legislation was settled in the house.
The principal speech in support of
the judiciary committee's report was
made by Chairman Volkstead, who
declared he did not belong to the An
ti-Saloon League and had never made
a prohibition address. In a general
way his address followed the tenor of
the majority report, prepared by him.
Present day conditions showed the
need ol enacting additional legisla
tion, the chairman declared, because
of the attempt to set war time act at
naught by dealers selling 2% per
cent. beer. For an hour or more the
chairman stood as a smiling target
while anti-prohibition members inter
rupted him time without -amber.
Frequently the house was iii an up
Mr. Volkstead told the house that,
in his opinion, one congress could de
fine intoxicating liquors as a bever
age containing one-half of one per
cent alcohol while another congress
might put quite a different construc
tion upon it. In closing he told of the
benefit as he sav it that would come
to the country with the elimination
Winthrop Daughters Organize.
The Winthrop Daughters held a
meeting on Friday afternoon at the
home of the president, Mrs. Cleora
B. Tompkins, at which time some
very important additions were made
to the personnel of the officers of the
In view of the fact that the officers
were so scattered, it was decided to
have a second vice president who
will act as chairman of a committee
in the town of Edgefield, to raise
funds for the furtherance of their
plan of providing a Winthrop Schol
arship for this county in conjunction
with the U. D. C. Miss Mamie Dun
ovant was chosen for this purpose,
to act for the town of Edgefield and
its immediate vicinity. The first vice
president, Miss Helen Lewis fo John
ston will act as chairman for John
ston and community and they will
form a branch of the Edgefield
Daughters and report to the Edge
field Chapter at their monthly meet
ings. In Trenton Miss Sallie Ryan will
act in the same capacity for her town
and surrounding territory.
These officers are asked to form
their own committees and carry on
the work as they see fit, making their
It wa?. also found advisable to have
a corresponding secretary, to whom
the reports are to be sent, when it
is not possible for the branches to
have representatives at the meetings.
She will also attend to all the cor
respondnce of the chapter and issue
the call for meetings. This secretary
will be Miss Hortense C. Woodson.
It is earnestly hoped that every
woman or girl in the county who has
at any period of time attended Win
throp, will join these Daughters and
help with this laudable endeavor.
At the close of the business session
Mrs. Tompkins served delightful ice
cream and cake.
The next meeting will be with
Miss Hortense Woodson on Friday,
July ll, at 5:30 o'clock. All who de
sire to enroll as members will please
come prepared to pay their dues of
one dollar. The treasur. r, Miss Lula
Ouzts will be on hand to receive
Work your crops and bring in your
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University of South Carolina
Scholarship and Entrance Ex
. The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in the University
of South Carolina and for admission
of new students will be held at the
county Court House, July ll, 1919
at 9 a. m. Applicants must not be
less than sixteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
ll, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at exam
ination, provided they meet the con
ditions governing the award. Appli
cants for scholarships should write to
President Currcll for scholarship ap
plication blanks. These blanks, prop
erly filled out by the applicant, should
be filed with Dr. Currell by July 7.
Scholarships are worth $100.00, free
tuition arid fees, $138 00, total. Next
session will open September 17,
1919. For furthur information write
President W. S. Currell,
S. C. University,
Columbia, S. C.
At these low rates Prudential Poli
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If disabled by accident or disease;^
you stop paying premiums and the
Company pays you $10.00 per month
per each $1,000 as long as disabled,
and then at your death pays the face
amount of your policy.
E. J. NORRIS,
GEORGE F. MIMS
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Sheppard Building Down Stairs
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, Mrs. Hattie T. Boat
vright has made application unto this
2ourt for Final Discharge as Guar
lian in re the Estate of Mark Toney,
Minor, on this the 5th day of June,
These Are Therefore, to cite any
md all kindred, creditors, or parties
nterested, to show cause before me
it my office at Edgefield Court
louse, South Carolina, on the 14th
lay of July 1919, at ll o'clock a. m.,
vhy said order of Discharge should
tot be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
une 5, 1919.
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