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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1919
Large Attendance at Sunday
School. Week of Prayer
Observed. The Apol
lo Music Club Met.
The women of the Baptist church
observed the 'week of prayer, each
day there being a special object
that they made a subject of study
and prayer. In this society of over
100 members, there are 7 circles,
and in each circle there was held a
cottage prayer meeting each after
noon except Thursday, which was
held at the church, and at this time,
the envelopes containing the offer
ings were brought in to the heads of
circles. The gift for State Missions
was $225. The Y. W. A. met with
the missionary society at this meet
ing. All of the junior organizations
made good gifts also.
There was a large attendance at
t*he Baptist Sunday School on Sun
day. 235 being present. This was the
beginning of the rally to bring more
into the school and there were sever
al new scholars.
There were six of the cradle roll
promoted to the Sunday School and
each of these were presented with a
Bible and certificate from the Sun
Mrs. Pickens Kinard and Mr.
Quincy Kinard of Greenwood were
visitors here last week in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Prof. W. F. Scott went to Monte
cello last week to see his father, Dr.
Scott, who had been quite sick and
in the hospital in Columbia for treat
Mrs. P. C. Stevens as been visit
ing in Saluda in the family of ber
brother, Mr. Ira Carson.
Mr. W. W. Satcher of North Au
gusta was here during last week vis
Mrs. F. M. Warren has been at
Fruit Hill visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Walter Allen'." "
- Mr. J. T. Ayers of Columbia spent
the week-end with Mr. Mark Toney.
Mr Powell Harrison left on Friday
to resume his-studies at the Citadel
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B. T.
Adams have been visiting Mrs. Wal
ter Hendrix at Leesville.
Mrs. Joe Cox returned last week
from New York, being accompanied
home by her husband, and is now
much improved. Her many friends
are delighted t<"> have her back again.
Miss Annie Crouch is in Greenville
this week for a visit and to hear
Mr. James Huiet of Trilby Fla.,
has joined his family here who have
been for some time with his mother,
Mrs. Mamie Huiet. Every one is glad
to grasp his and again.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren.Mr.
Walter Warren and Miss Lizzie
Wright are at home from a visit to
relatives in Florida.
Mrs. Strom and Mrs. Carcledge of
Plum Branch have been fer a visit to
their sister, Mrs. Irvin Reames.
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Haltiwanger |
and their daughter, Miss Grace Ha!
tiwanger have been visiting relatives
in Saluda. Miss Haltiwanger hasi
been for sime time head nurse at the
hospital in Charleston, and is at
her home for a vacation.
Rev. W. S. Brooke went to Pine
Pleasant on Sunday to preach in the
interest of the great 75 Million Cam
paign. On Sunday evening, he and
Dr. Lee of Edgefield Baptist church
exchanged pulpits. It was a real
pleasure to all here to have the priv
ilege of hearing Dr. Lee and his dis
course was listened to with keen in
terest. He is a gifted and forceful
Mr. and Mrs. Harney and Miss
Shirley Montague of Jacksonville,
Fla., and Miss Mary Robinson of
Orlando, Fla., are visiting in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren.
The first two named ladies are sisters
of Mrs. Warren.
Mrs. David Kellar has been at the
bedside of her mother, in Greenville,
who is quite sick.
Mrs. Paul Perry and little Mary
Caroline are visiting Mrs. Alice Cox.
The little son of Mr. W. P. Cas
sells has been quite sick during the
week but is better now.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Branch
has been ill at the home of the lat
ter's mother, Mrs. Minnie Strother,
but is thought to be improving.
Mrs. Chas. Lamb returned last
week from Ohio where she visited
her sister, who is pleasantly remem
bered here as Miss Flora Lott.
Miss Will Johnson has returned
from the University Hospital where
she has been under treatment for 6
The Apollo Music Club met on
Tuesday with Miss Emma Bouknight
at "Mulberry Hill," which was the
first of the season. It was delightful
in every respect and each member
entered into the work with a throb
and glow that showed energy in the
coming year's work. The fact that
the vice-president, of this district,
Mrs. C. P. Corn, is a member of the
club is an incentive to good works.
The members were glad to receive a
"new member, Miss Frances Turner,
and two more names were submitted,
Misses Campbell and Thomas.
The subject was "jazz" music,
which proved highly interesting. The
victrola gave illustrations of jazz
music of the orchestra and band.
There were papers read on the sub
ject and piano and voice selections.
The hostess served such an elabo
rate repast, that it might be termed
a 6 o'clock dinner.
Messrs. Fred Parker, Judson
Ready and Cephas Derrick, students
of the South Carolina University,
came home for the week-end.
Vetch as a Winter Cover Crop.
Clemson College, Sept. 29-Vetch
is one of the best, if not the best,
winter legumes for South Carolina
conditions. It can be grown on any
well drained land in the State, al
though it does best when planted on
the clay types of soil.
Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) has
been found to give the best results
in this state? although there are sev
eral other good varieties commonly
grown. .-Because -of. the recumbent
growth of vetch, the best results can
be secured only when it is planted
with some small grain. Appier or
Fulghum oats, Red May or Boggs
wheat, Abruzzi or Florida rye, and
Beardless barley are recommended
for this purpose.
The seed bed must be thoroughly
prepared before planting. The land
can be prepared with either a disk
harrow or a turn plow and after
wards thoroughly harrowed with a
smoothing harrow. When vetch is
to be planted in cotton, all the prep
aration that is necessary before
planting, if the cotton has been well
cultivated, is to run a 15-tooth cul
tivator over the land. If vetch has
never been grown on the land be
fore, the seed will have to be inocu
lated. Failure to do this will result
in a failure to grow the crop.
Two hundred to four hundred
pounds of acid phosphate and 50
pounds of muriate are advised. 25
to 50 pounds of sodium nitrate ap
plied early in the fail will give the
plants a good start and result in a
Fifteen to twenty-five pounds of
send is recommended when planted
with a grain crop. Vetch, should be
planted in South Carolina between
October 1st and November 11th.-The
grain crop and the vetch should be
sown separately since the vetch seed
and the grain seed cannot be mixed
Vetch makes its principle growth
in the early spring At that time ii
may be pastured, bul care must be
taken that the ground is not too wet
as the physical condition of the soi
will be greatly injured if pastured ir
such a state. It should be kept ir
mind that vetch is a legume anc
that when the crop is turned undei
it increases the nitrogen of the soi
as well as the organic matter. If th<
crop is grown with oats and cut foi
hay, as much as three to three anc
one-half tons can be secured fron
good land in South Carolina.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
This remedy is intended especially
for coughs, colds, croup and whoop
ing cough. From a small beginning ti
its sale and use has extended to al
parts of the United States and ti
many foreign countries. This alon<
is enough to convince one that it 1
a medicine of more than ordin?r;
merit. Give it a trial and you wil
find this to be the case.
Help Save a Million Dollars.
Clemson College, Sept. 29.-"Re^
ports received thus far indicate that
cotton anthracnose, the fungus boll'
rot of cotton, is even more wide-,
spread and destructive this season!
than heretofore," says Director H.
W.Barre, of the South Carolina Ex
periment Station. "During the past
ten years the disease has caused an
annual loss of more than a million
dollars in South Carolina. The dis
ease seems to be becoming more de
structive from year to year, in spite'
of the fact that the investigations
conducted at the South Carolina Ex
periment Station show that it can be
"We have found that the fungus
which causes anthracnose grows into
the inside of the diseased 'bolls, at
tacks the lint and seed, and grows
into the soed. The fungus remains
alive in such seed until they are
planted and germinate an,d start to
grow; then it attacks the seedlings.
The disease remains alive on these
stalks and attacks the bolls when
they appear. In this way it is car
ried in the seed and continues to
spread from year to year.
There is no way of curing a stalk
of cotton after it once has anthrac
no^e. The only thing that can be
done is to protect the cotton next
year. The first and most important
step in this is to secure seed which
are free from disease. It is best to
secure seed for next year's planting
from a field where there is no dis
ease. If this is not possible, the next
best thing h to pick cotton for seed
from stalks which show no signs of
disease and which are not near dis
eased stalks. It is not safe to pick
healthly looking bolls from stalks
which have rotton bolls on them.
Baraca Class' Supper.
One of the livest organizati
Edgefield is the Baraca class
Baptist Sunday-.;, school w
taught every Sunday morning
R. G. Lee. It is a large class ana
average attendance is large. On Oc
tober 10 the .lass will give an oyster
supper, concerning which the Calen
dar of the Baptist church last Sun
day had the following to say:
"The Baraca class with its enroll
ment of 120-cdd members has voted
unanimously to have a big to-do of
fellowship and Christian mingling
the night of October 10th. That is
Friday. On that night we want every
fellow to come and bring a friend. It
<may be some man friends you wish
to bring. It may be your wife or
mother or sister or sweetheart or
some girl friend. Bring whomsoever
you prefer to bring. The committee
has announced to us that on that
night three special things will be on
the program: (a) Speech by some
prominent speaker, (b) oysters any
style you wish, (c) music by the Ba
"We know the speaker will bring
us a good message. We know the oys
ters will be fine. We know the orches
tra will give us some good music, for
they have already been practicing
for the occasion. Besides this the
quartette which sang so beautifully
the other night will he asked to get
together and give us some selections.
You will miss a treat if you are not
there. You already miss a treat and
a blessing if you do not meet with
the class on Sundays. Come that
night. Bring a friend. Each member
of the class has the privilege of being
there himself and having a friend."
Did you make a study of the fig
ures shown in the statements of the
six banks in the county published in
The Advertiser last week? The peo
ple of the county have on deposit in
the banks the large sum of 81,723,
832.84 and they have borrowed from
the banks the large sum of $2,482,
616.95. Verp soon the deposit figures
will steadily increase, as farmers
realize from the sale of their pro
duce, and the amount of loans will
steadily decrease. As we stated last
week, the banks of the county are
well managed and are the pride of
the county. Very soon another; the
Peoples Bank, located at Edgefield,
will be added to the list of banks in
the county. A call has been made to
the stockholders to pay 20 per cent,
of their stock in this bank by Octo
Campaign Progressing Well.
^Greenville, Sept. 27 (Special)
!|The work of preparation for the
Baptist 75 Million Campaign is pro
gressing wonderfully. Interest is
iCr;<).ving in every section of the
St?te, and the demand for literature
?n'd special speakers is simply over
?ynelming, but we are meeting this
demand with an unusual degree of
*$This was the statement made at
|&te campaign headquarters here to
?t?rV. by Dr. Thomas J. Watts, publici
ty director of the drive for South
"Hundreds of ministers and lay
men over the state stand ready at a
moment's call to assist in the work of
the^best of their ability," Dr. Watts
said, "and I feel that the quota of
the state will be attained before the
B?? of Victory Week, Nov. 30 to
?Kember 7, during which time ac
tual canvassing will be done."
Lumber Business Increasing.
h:??he number of lumber wagons
driving into Edgefield has been large
for" some time and the number is
likely to increase, as the saw mills
are increasing. A gentleman, who
seemed to be informed, stated to the
writer yesterday that the average
person does not realize how many
saw mills are now in operation in the
county. He said the number is not
faT from forty. Who ever thought
that the lumber business would be
attie such an important enterprise
mfthe county? It is well that there
ir*;other sources of money besides
:ot*on just at this time. The lumber
incests will help business during
:h?. period of adjustment, if the boll
weevils are to march upon us as vig
yias did the Germans in their
toward Paris. Would that a
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[food example in road building. Mr.
W. G. Wells was in Edgefield Mon
day and told The Advertiser's repre
sentative that Another meeting of
:itizens of Colliers will be held to
day to make further plans for om
proving the Martin Town road. Mr.
Wells said the Colliers people have
gone at the undertaking in a busi
ness-like way by appointing a fi
nance committee, a secretary and
treasurer. No funds are to be paid
out until the work is inspected and
found to be well done. Already the
citizens, from the money they con
tributed, have purchased and hauled
lumber for rebuilding the bridge at
Mill creek. Mr. Broadwater, the su
pervisor, will take one of his road
working squads down on the Martin
Town road and do much of the heavy
work, such as laying out new roads
around hills, etc. The people of Col
liers can not be commended too high
ly for taking the iniative in road
building, contributing generously
themselves and also soliciting sub
scriptions from others who are inter
ested in'improving this road, one of
the main arteries.
Who Was the Pr?vale Soldier
and What Did He Do?
When I use the word, private sol
dier, I mean the rank and file on the
firing line. The man behind the gun
is the greatest man. The private sol
dier is a necessary and distinct char
acter in every age and every civili
zation. In the earliest records we
have of any people we find among
them the soldier, in war to fight, in
peace to watch; in war to labor, in
peace to wait. He was a product of
natural evolving conditions of the
world. He was produced for a dis
tinct purpose and labored for a defi
The private soldier was never free
from the responsibilities inposed by
the nation or tribe. In war, a soldier,
in peace, a citizen. He was every
where in every land in every time.
No civilization has a history without
the soldier. So it seems that the sol
dier is a great economic plan of crea
tion. He is but a tattered atom, no
rank, no recognition, no future save
hope of success. Why notice him? I
will say he was the eye and ear, the
arm and body of the service. He was
the first to hear, first to see, first to
meet and last to leave the enemy.
The value of his service was first
heard upon the outpost and with
lightning speed it was taken up by
the skirmish line and ceased only
when victory took his place.
His breast-bore the shock of battle
while his strong arm planted the col
ors upon parapets shot-raked, shell
sown and reached only by hearts of
gold and nerves of steel.
It was the private soldier, the man
behind the gun that carried the gen
erals' plans to success, from which
was woven an additional star to
adorn his uniform, and thus brighten
his history. It was the private that
kept watch while his commander
slept and it is he who occupies the
mounds that mark the spot where
contending armies met in battle ar
ray. He rests where he fell, his face
to the foe, and was wrapped in the
winding sheet of the nation's love in
an unknown grave on the field his
valor had won.
Love and patriotism have embalm
From the general commanding,
down to the company commanders,
the private soldier was looked to and
relied upon for information regard
ing the location, number and move
ment of the enemy. His alertness,
endurance and nerve were put to the
test. The forced march, sleepless
hours, scant rations, the summer's
heat and winter's cold, the roar of
;runs, the shriek of shells, the rattle
of musketry and the groans of the
dying were his constant companions.
To be continued.
J. Russell Wrigt.
Great Day at Red Oak Grove.
On Sunday last, the Sunday school I
and "Woman's Mission society, Y. W.
A..'s and Sunbeams observed togeth
er the State Mission Day program,
me Iliucbiiig noa .
rus of the Sunbeams and then a ui-1
ble quiz was conducted by Mrs. J. j
I. Griffis, responded to by the Sun-1
day school pupils.
A lovely exercise representing our
State and the different needs of
State Missions was given by Misses
Clela and Marie Agner and Bertha
r?r':man, Perry Hamilton, Clifford
Dow, Henry Timmerman, Misses
Lullie and Maggie Agner and Kath
leen Kenrick.Three little boys, Lewis
and Boyd Agner and Claude Clegg,
five little folks, Allie Dov/, Lizzie
Agner, Sarah Parkman, Crafton Tim
merman and T. J. Dorn.
Collections were'taken from each
department and were so generous as
to show that Red Oak GroveNis al
ready looking forward to going over
the top in the 75 Million Campaign,
all the collection going to State Mis
The collectors for the envelopes
and the Sunday school were Misses
Bertha Parkman, Clela Agenr and
A splendid paper was read by Miro
Mamie Bussey, the subject being "A
challenge to the Y. W. A."
Afetr the program was finished
Mr. Timmerman gave a very cordial
invitation to all the people to dinner
which was served out under the oaks.
This gave the friends an opportunity
to meet and have pleasant conversa
When the meeting was called to
gether again, Mr. J. L. Mims was
called upon to make an address on
the 75 Million. At the close, it was
announced that the Campaign song,
"Millions for 'the Master" be sung,
copies having been brought to the
meeting for this purpose.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman acted as
organist for the afternoon session,
and this song was sung by the congre
gation with great enthusiasm. While
it was being sung Rev. and Mrs. Kes
terson of Red Hill came in and this
good brother knowing how to sing
as well as preach, added greatly in
making it ring. At the close of the
song, he made a strong oddress on
the 75 Million Campaign.
MRS. J. L. MIMS.
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Ladies of First Division Held
Missionary Rally at Edge
field Thursday. Large
The churches of the first division
W. M. U. held their meeting at Edge
field on Thursday of last week, ob
serving State Mission Day, by all the
grades of societies at the same time.
The division president, Mrs. W. B.
Cogburn, called the meeting .to order
and delegates reported from Edge
field, Berea and Stevens Creek. Mrs.
Cogburn made a very helpful talk to
the merr.bers of the division present
and Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, presi
dent of the Edgefield society, presid
ed over the State Mission program.
Mrs. W. A. Byrd read.an interest
ing article from Home and Foreign
Fields on the great need for State
Mission work in our own common
One-m:nute talks were made by
Mrs. E. J. Norris on How South Car
olina's contribution to the 75 MilLjn
will help Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman on How it
will help Christian Education; Mrs.
Abner Broadwater, the Baptist Hos
pital and Mrs. J. L. Mims, the Aged 1
Dr. R. G. Lee made a magnificent
address on the 75 Million Campaign
and at the close, dinner was an
nounced ?'.nd all the visitors and all
the local Mission'society, Young Wo
I man's Auxiliary, Royal Ambassadors,
Girls' Auxiliary and Sunbeams were
invited to partake of the meal which
was bountifully spread in the church
I After dinner the R. A. chapter
came in as a processional and occu
pying the choir with . Miss Helen
Mrs. A. B. Carwde nau charge of
this session and made a talk on the
Y. W. A. and the 75 Million Cam
Miss Florence Mims conducted the
Y. W. A. devotions and gave the Y.
W., A. reason for believing in the
The Girls' Auxiliary gave a beau
tiful pageant showing the Christian
womanhodd of the world giving the
light to the heathen womanhood of
The Sunbeam session was under
the leadership of Mrs. Tillman. Miss
Gladys Lyon having trained the local
society to carry out the State Mis
sion program, which was beautifully
done. Mrs. Tillman called the roll of
societies, some of whom answered by
giving their reason for believing in
the 75 Million.
Miss Miriam Norris sang a beauti
ful selection in the morning and the
music of Mrs. Carwile and Mrs. Lee
added greatly to the occasion. It was
a great joy ~o see so many friends
from Stevens Creek, that church be
ing most largely represented.
The drive for raising Edgefield
county's quota of the State Memo
rial Fund for the erection of a Me
morial Building at State Capital in
honor of the men and women who
served iii the recent World War has
begun, and I now make an earnest
appeal to each and every member of
the various committees appointed to
aid in this work, and whose names
have been set forth in the county pa
pers for several issues thereof, to"
help me in obtaining subscriptions
to this cause. I shall appreciate your
co-operation and assistance.
Thc question v/ith us is-Shall we
permit History to denominate our
county as a DELINQUENT in the
final discharge of its duty to its sons
and daughters who contributed their
services and lives to the VICTORY,
which we now enjoy? We have never
been so dnonnnated, shall we now?
Pride dictates to the contrary.
J. H. CANTELOU,
County Chairman, j
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