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The W. C. T. U. Part of tl
Centenary Celebration in Ol
The following paper was read
Mrs. Estelle Norris of Johnston i
meeting of the Edgefield Union
Monday the fourth of August. ]
NorriB talks beautifully on the C
tenary Celebration which she atte
To be permitted to attend the C
t-snray Celebration held in the beai
ful Capital City of Ohio was a v
great privilege, and we heartily wi
ed that every white ribboner co
have been with us. We seemed to
going at the right time as the weat]
was ideal. The night we spent on i
Pullman was so cool that we iou
blankets very comfortable.
The scenery from the car windo
was simply magnificent. Persons w
have never seen the mountains canr
intelligently sing "My country 'tis
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills e
With their heads touching t
clouds and little white cottages ne:
ling at their base and their qui
grandeur and serenity, all seem to ii
part strength and comfort just to lo
at them. And then that iovely Fren
Broad River threading its way in zi
zag fashion on and on through fie
r and meadow, made a picture that o
ly an artist with paint on canv
For miles and miles the car trac!
run along with beautiful fertile VE
ley and lovely river on one side ar
the everlasting hills on the other. W
marvelled at the ingenuity of mt
that could perch a little home awi
up on the mountain side and id!
wondered how they got the lumber v
there to build it.
Farther on you come to the unde
lating fields of golden ripened grai
ready for the harvest dotted here an
there with substantial looking fan
houses, a glorious country. It was fe
this goodly land that our brave bo>
sprang to arms and came from offic
store, factory, shop and farm to de
fend her ideals, her principles and he
soil, even with their life blood.
We were saddened to think of th
heart-broken women in Ohio, in Ken
tucky, South Carolina and in th
North, East, West and South, "Rach
ael weeping for her children am
would-not be comforted because the;
were not," and overseas the dea<
forms of our hero boys are lying ii
"Flanders fields where poppies blow.'
After reaching Centenary ground!
there were many interesting thing;
taking place outside of the wonderfu
exhibits in the buildings. We wem
up in the grand stand which seat!
seventy-five thousand people and sav
educational pictures on tbs largesl
movie screen in the world, one of the
big things at Columbus. Its picture
surface is 115x115. Six men work the
lantern. We heard McAdoo speak out
there and witnessed a most beautiful
pageant called "The Court of Colum
bia." It gave an American a thrill to
see the lor line of cow. boys and In
dians, and agriculturists and Mex
Americans all dressed in their native
costume. Mountain and school chil
dren dressed in red, white and blue
costumes etc., all pass in review be
fore Columbia and a representative
lay an olive wreath at her feet.
Columbia is the most beautiful
place in the whole wide world to-day,
and the Rainbow Division played
"My country 'tis of thee," "Dixie,"
"The Star Spangled Banner" and
"The Son of God goes forth to war."
That seemed to be one of their favor
ite selections and we wondered why,
oh why, did not the Sons of God go
forth to war sooner than they did on
the prohibition question. We were
trained to think away back yonder
that our blessed men could legislate
anything in and legislate out and we
trusted them to do no harm, and be
cause the God of this world had blind
ed their eyes with the big American
?Iver dollar and the whiskey revenue,
they fell down on their job and be
cause every hillside and hamlet of
thjs fair land was groaning under the
insufferable burdens imposed them by
King Alcohol, the Daughters of God
went forth to war and instead of
martial music, the tears and prayers
of broken-hearted women and chil
dren. Their only weapon was the
sword of the spirit and their only in
signia, the little white ribbon bow but
they did have sense enough to organ
ize and every day at the noontide
hour they turned their faces to the
east and with one accord their prayer
went up to the great "I am," "Oh
Lord, how long?" and God touched
the heart of good men and the Anti
Saloon League and others and after
we had tried and proven our God, the
The government sent out this man
date, "The grain shall go to the mil
ler and not to the brewer" (glory be).
And no more smoke issued from the
tall black chimneys of the breweries,
and instead of saloons we are to have
God moves in a mysterious way, and
if we do not listen to the still small
voice then shall we witness the thun
der from Sinai and the earthquake
and the late war.
It is said that on the last night of
license that the wildest orgies were
held in cabarets and saloons and the
ballet dancers jumped to top of tables
and danced and held aloft their glass
es and quaffed the rosy wine and li
quor flowed like water. Some in these
Bacchanalian feasts committed sui
cide because they would rather die
than live without John Barleycorn
and the next morning we were per
mitted by a good providence to walk
into the department of the W. C. T.
A. radiant place! The brightest,
coolest looking spot in the building.
We looked into the beautiful face of
Frances Willard and said "Our glo
rious leader, you have led but we,
the women of the W. C. T. U. have
'carried on.' " We women admire and
are proud of women like Dr. Anna
Shaw, women who have attained, wo
men with splendid intellectual gifts
and wonderful oratory, but we are
simply not in their class. But for our
Frances Willard we have genuine af
fection. She seems like so many other
little women that we know and love.
Did you ever notice how frail she 1
looks and that little bird-like tilt to
her head, that listening attitude al
ways in her pictures? Like Joan of
Arc, she listened to the heavenly
voices, she caught the vision and oh,
how we rejoiced that day, that from j
a poor little temperance worker she
had risen to be the queen of a nation
and we wanted to take one of those
laurel wreathes offered to Columbia
and hang on her picture, and wonder
ed why some one did not do so.
A physician could have profitably
spent an hour in the W. C. T. U.
booth, everything in a medical way
pertaining to the health of the mother
and child being featured in a aeries of
pictures. The welfare ' of the child
from a tiny baby on through child
hood and youth until he emerges
from the college door prepared men
tally and physically to enter into the
battle of life. There you found all
kinds of literature on the Deaconess
work in the way of schools and hos
pitals, and stereoptican slides and
Dther panels showing the work of the
W. C. T. U. Anna Pritchard George
?rives a most graphic and correct pic
cure of the Centenary Temperance
work in the Union Signal.
Our time was so limited that we
lid not stop to take notes but we felt
gratified that the W. C. T. U. had
seen given a large, conspicuous place
in the Asbury Building.
From there we went over to Amer
ican Building No. 1 and there came
jpon what was called the Columbus
Square. It represented a street of
'Good Will Industries." Here men
md women are given a chance to
nake a decent and honest living.
Nearby stands the city church with
ill the up-to-date departments of a
nodel church and in the space design
ed as a cafeteiria, the Frances Wil
ard lunch room was placed. It had a
ittle stairway which led to a balcony
ibove with little tables close together
ind lunches and ice cream were serv
id at a nominal price. Home made
;andy called "Frances Willard Can
iy" was sold there. My, but it was
Josephus Daniels had been invited
;o lunch that day so he addressed the
:rowd below from the balcony above.
I wish I could tell you about the
symphony called "The City Beauti
ful," given there that morning, but
t would consume too much time.
There is so much work for women
;o do and that only women can do, in
;he reconstruction lof the world. Wo
nen as the helpmeet of man and wo
llan as the mothers of men can teach
;he world that
'The might with the right and truth
And come what there may to st? nd
in the way
That day the world shall see."
A Travelling Man's Experience.
You may learn something from the
following by W. H. Ireland, a travel
ing salesman of Louisville, Ky. "In
the summer of 1888 I had a severe
attack of cholera morbus. I gave the
hotel porter fifty cents and told him
to buy me a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and to
take no substitute. I took a double
dose of it according to the directions
and went to sleep. At five o'clock the
next morning I was called by my or
der and took a train for my next stop
ping place, a well man."
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THE STILL SMALL VOICE.
When thou art hurried, or worried, or
cumbered with care,
Or thy thoughts are vexed and sore,
Hide away in the heart of prayer.
And tightly close the door.
Then when the sounds of earth grow
Find God, and talk a while with Him.
I Then rest for a space in that quiet
And hold His hand in thine:
Look into the sunshine of His face,
And thou canst not fret or pine.
I Then when thy thoughts from self
[Listen, and He will talk with thee.
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The merits of Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy are well
known and appreciated, but there is
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I the following by F. H. Dear, a hotel
man at Dupuyer, Mont. "Four years
ago I used Chamberlain's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy with such wonder
ful results that I have since recom
mended it to my friends."
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All persons holding claims against
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Judge of Probate's office, Edgefield,
S. C., on or before August 26, 1919,
or be forever thereafter barred.
W. H. NICHOLSON,
Administrator C. T. A.
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