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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3,1919
Members of Baptist Chun
Subscribed Large Sum.
Sunday, November 30, will be
memorable day for the members
the Baptist church. This day was t
beginning of the great drive for t
campaign. The day was begun wi
the sunrise prayer meeting and in t
early gray dawn, the members beg;
to arrive arid scarcely before sunri
the church was practically filled. Tl
was the greatest prayer service
the "history of the church. It was
most wonderful and memorable hoi
<~~" ' as in prayer and song, the hearts i
all went up for the great drive.
The service lasted an hour, and ;
10 o'clock Sunday school was hel
then the regular service, at whh
time, the pastor, Rev. W. S. Brook
devoted to discussing points of tl
, At 2:30 the nine teams, of fh
each, gathered at the church and a
ter full instructions, started out c
The report was made- at the evei
ing service, the church beir.y fille
with happy and expectant peoph
They were expectant of great thing
and great things were heard. Th
church was apportioned $40,000 an
gave $60,032.50. As this was rea
out, "Praise God from whom a
blessings flow," burst in song fror
the lips of all.
Thanksgiving day was fittingly ot
served here. All public buildings an
stores were closed for the day. A
11 o'clock a union service was hel
in the Baptist church, the variou
choirs furiaishing the music,. and ;
beautiful sermon was preached b;
Rev. X D. Kinard, of the. Sift. Joh
, Lutheran church. It Has beeh: fm
; V custom to give the collection to thi
be given to a'negro family of th?
town, the mari and woman being il
with pneumonia, and in a needy con
dition. A committee, one from eacl
chuch was appointed to use the fund:
for their good' as they saw fit.
This committee was composed o:
Messrs. T. R. Hoyt, Methodis
church; J. C. Lewis, Baptist church
Chas. Lamb, Presbyterian and Mr
Derrick, Lutheran church.
Mr. and Mrs. Belton Stevens oi
Good Hope have moved to Johnstor
to make their home.
Miss Eliza Mims is ill with pneu
monia, this having developed lasl
week. Her many friends hope for hei
an early recovery.
On Thanksgiving evening a "Com
munity Sing" was held in the Opera
House, this being the first of the
kind ever had? here and was so en
joyed and so inspirational that it
made this the beginning of many
more for the future. Music is of the
arts, the most impressionable and the
vast part it played in the war with
"Uncle Sam" as song leader is well
known, and now that the war is over,
we are having songs of peace and
hcne, folk songs, love songs and pa
triar md inspirational songs. The
value of song cannot be estimated.
The time for the Christmas carol
is approaching and they will mean
more this year than ever before, as
songs of peace and love are sung.
This Community Sing was further
ed by the Apollo Music club, and was
conducted by Rev. David Kellar, who
is a fine singer, and a good musi
cian. The sing was held in the Opera
House which was given by Mr. Hil
liary Crouch, one of the town's pub
lic spirited men, and at the close he
stated that he had so enjoyed the
sing,? the Opera House was again at
the disposal of the club members for
Miss Mina Eidson bse been quite
ill for the past two weeks, suffering
from partial paralysis. A trained
nurse is with her.
Master Marion Lott, who has been
so sick from an attack of pneumonia,
is now better. A trained nurse was
geeured to assist in nursing him.
The State U. D. C. convention is in
progress this week in Columbia and
Mrs. O. D. Black, 2nd State vice
president, Miss Zena Payne, District
Historian and Mrs. White and Mrs.
M. T. Turner, the two " delegates
from the Mary Ann Buie chapter, are
- in attendance.
Little Miss Frances Josephine
Strother is the name of the dear lit
tle girl that is making happy the
home of Mr. and Mrs.'E. C.. Strother.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stimen enter
tained on Thursday evening with a
tea in compliment to Miss Louella
Howard and her sister from North
Dr. L. S. Maxwell has the sympa
thy of all here in'"the death of his
mother which occurred Saturday
for Walhalla as soon as the sad news
Her death was a sudden one.
Dr. and Mrs. Maxwell left in a car
for Walhalal as soon as the sad news
Mrs.L. C. Larimer spent the past
week in Hartsville with her neice,
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey had as
their guests for Thanksgiving, Mr.
and Mrs. Elkins and children and
Mr. and Mrs Charlie Brunsen of Au
Miss Eva Rushton and Miss Jessie
Rushton were welcome visitors here
for the week-end. The former teach
es is Georgia, the latter at Manning,
Mrs. S. J. Watson was hostess for
the New Century club on Tuesday
afternoon, Miss Clara Sawyer, pre
It was decided to buy a bond to
aid in the Tubrecular fight, and the
members were urged to buy Red
Cross seals for Christmas.
During the program a splendid
paper was given by'Mrs. Olin Eidson
on "The World Struggle of the Jew
for Equality." Mrs. P. N. Lott gave a
selected reading, and Mrs. H. D.
Grant current events.
The members were glad to wel
come Mrs. John Fleming'Marsh as a
The hostess served a delicious re
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
M. R. 'Wr?ght,:-t?a?ti during business,
conducted by Mrs. W. F. Scott, the
chapter decided to do its part in the
drive for Tamassee, the D. A. R.
School, and an entertainment com
mittee was appointed, it being de
cided tc raise funds by an entertain
ment. An interesting feature of the
meeting was the report of the State
D. A. R. conference by the delegate,
Miss Frances Turner. Mrs. M. T.
Turner, State Treasurer, also gave
some chief points of the conference.
The subject of the program was
Gen. Francis Marion, and splendid
selections were given.
The hostess, assisted by Miss Sara
Norris, served a tempting salad
course with coffee.
On Tuesday evening the large
barn of Mr. S. J.. Watson was burn
ed, the origin of the fire being un
known. When the alarm was given,
quite a number gathered to render
The building was insured, but does
not cover his loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Black, Miss
Bernice Black and Mr. Horace Black
of Atlanta, Ga., were guests of Mrs.
Alice Cox at Thanksgiving.
Honor Roll Bethlehem School.
The second month of school work
at the Bethlehem School of Clark's
Hill and Meriwether has just been
completed. The work under the two
teachers, Miss Agnes Rowland, prin
cipal and Miss Eleanor Hook, assis
tant, is going along very satisfac
torily. The children are making fine
progress. Out of an enrollment of 32
?hildren, the following are on the
Honor Roll for the month of Novem
First Grade: Ted Hudson, Lewis
Second Grade: Wates Kellar.
Third Grade: Elizabeth Walker,
Seventh Grade: Wilmina Rowland.
Eighth Grade: Marie Ryan.
These tablets are intended especial
ly for indigestion and constipation.
They tone up the stomach and enable
it to perform its functions naturally.
They act gently on the liver and
bowels, thereby restoring the stom
ach and bowels to a healthy condi
tion. When you feel dull, stupid and
constipated give them a trial. You
are certain to be pleased with their
Mi%s Florence Mims Gives He:
Views on Woman's Siiffra??l
Boyleston Street, Boston, is tht
most infinitely facinating place t<
me, for no other reason than this ex
cellent one, that it contains the head
quarters of the-I like to .pause be?
fore and after, to give it emphasis-I
The Headquarters of the Massac^u
setts Woman Suffrage Association:
A stern New Englander has ju$
come into the room as I sit at mj
desk, and representing the good stat/
of Maine, says that she also belier!
in the cause ,though she manifest
little enthusiasm. Suppressed expre?
sion of assent but ignites the flanij
of my zeal.
Sometimes when I go to call br
my Massachusetts sisters at- theil
headquarters ,and give them greet
ings from my co-believers in Sout\
Carolina, I shall remove the sandali
from my feet before entering ; th*
shrine, and sprinkle the incense ol
my belief before them. If ydR think
this is preposterous metaphor,-V,jt is
not nearly such bad form as antone's
failure to believe.
And now to be serious, I think-that
the great virtues, courage, hopej
faith, independence and sacrifice be
long to both sexes. Great worth,
while a human characteristic, has np
Our government needs all the good
constructive thinking and.... worth
while prophetic vision that either
men or women can contribute. Sure
ly no one, more than I, sees the fact
that State and National governments
is a hard job to manage, as proved
by the colossal and miserable failure
of some of our present United State?
Senators to think and act straightly,
and to waver on this most critical
time of our.nation's history. I am re
ferring here to the League of Na
Live issues' judged by? fossil views
will not stand.
Woman's Suffrage, like the League
of Nations and the present cam
paigns of the various protestant
churches, is an expression of the un
iversal law of right appearing at this
time, because the time is ripe. Being
a law of progress, it will never die.
If circumstances should happen to
make it so, the cause might disap
pear temporarily from national pub
licity, but would rise again as truth
always does^ and become again a
I do not say that now the time is
ripe for suffrage, because women are
just now ready for it. They have
been prepared for it ever since
Jea.ine D'Arc led the soldiers to vic
tory at Orleans, and ' since Frances
Willard founded the great National
uplift movement of prohibition, and
long before. This latter thing has
never been given its proper place in
I would rather startle you with al
most radical statements, you who
will venture to read this far through
my article, and then let you settle
down to a happy medium of thinking
than to timidly say to you in uncer
tain terms what I understand to be
If you want to have individuality
thought, think rightly and that will
make you different uaough from your
fellow man to make you almost a
There can be no compromise with
a question so vital. It must of ne
cessity be positively right or wrong,
Which do you think it is, and why?
I thought I would recount the
reasons usually given for and against
but I can think of none against it,
only a few flimsy excuses and one
slogan with no point and no truth,
namely that "Woman's place is in
the home." I take pains to put that
in quotations, for I did not originate
it. That is a very narrow view which
the anti's take. I go further in that
direction than they do, and say that
not only is a .woman's place in the
home, hut man's place and the chil
dren's place is in the home, but even
as people forsake, so to speak, their
[parents and friends, and go to a far
(country to teach, so the Legislative
Chair, or wherever else woman is
called, will be but a new and helpful
place of service. Woman's place and
man's place is, I contend, that place
wherever it may be, in which he or
I she can best serve God and man.
We can not stand back for seem
ing obstacles in the path, which are
the evil shadows of our doubts, any
more than we stood back.from enter
ing- the world war. We said that it
was right and that we should enter
in, and we did, triumphing. Can we
not trust to the same Providence
which guided us through a foreign
struggle, to clear the way for a re
construction of our national life at
. If women can successfully be in
di*,ddual home-keepers, can they not
also be co-helpers with men in the
great spring house cleaning that this
Ration must go through, adding new
.Jaws to the statute books, discarding
?ho longer-adequate ones, and en
if orcing those that have been neg
lected by disinterested officials?
? It is a Hercule?n task! Can men,
; like the mythical Atlas, hold the'
bvorld on. their shoulders alone? Un
less they have their morale strength
ened by the inspiration of the wo
man's righteous vote and sympathet
Who's so short sighted that he
would have American women, bond
women, and not free? Who is so sel
fish that he would not share the reins
of government with American wo
manhood, not for her good or for
yours merely, but for that great
er ideal of perfect government for
the future of our nation. "If any,
speak; for him have I offended. I
pause for a reply." (With, apologies
to Brutus for putting his ancient
thought in so modern a setting.)
Should we have been considered
wise if we had tried to stop the falls
of Niagara because their roaring dis
turbed us? No! But the power in
these falls was harnessed to turn the
wheels of industry.
Far too long the woman power of
.this nation, like the power of Niaga
.<.. has gone flowing away, unused
unappreciated. . .
have learned *'- the lesson of
conservation during the war. Shall
we not apply it in time of peace?
142 Hemenway Street,
Boston, Mass. ?
Report of Red Cross Campaign
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I May I use your columns to express
my appreciation to the citizens of
Edgefield County for their contribu
[tions to the Red Cross Society in the
[drive which was held between No
vember 2nd and 11th, inst? And es
pecially do I desire to thank the la
ddies of the various auxiliaries for,
the good work they did in '.ollecting
funds during the drive; the campaign
was practically managed by the la
dies and but for their untiring work
and loyal devotion to the Red Cross
cause we would have accomplished
With all auxiliaries heard from ex
cept Red Hill, Meeting Street and
Ropers and the Trenton Branch, we
have in hand the sum of $504.65. It
is hoped that when the above reports i
are received a good sum will be add
ed to the grand total.
Of course we did not go "over the
top" as we had hoped to do but the
sum that we did realize will greatly
aid in carrying on the wonderful
work of the Red Cross, especially
the work of caring for and making
comfortable and happy the 150,000
soldiers and sailors who are still in
American hospitals as result of the
late great war.
Following are the names of the
County Auxiliaries, the amounts con
tributed and the name of the work
ers to whom we are greatly indebted
for their splendid services: Cleora,
$48, Mrs. W. T. Reel; Colliers, $49,
Miss Edie Mathis; Sweetwater, $16,
Mrs. J. T. Reese; Horns Creek, $13,
Mrs. S. B. Mays; Flat Rock, $25, Mrs
T. W. Lamb; Antioch, $27, Miss An
These ladies were assisted by
others and to them our thanks are
due. Especially do we wish to thank
Mr. J. F. Walker of Antioch who not
only purchased buttons for himself,
wife and six children, but loaned his
antomobile for the use of the Anti
och worker. Such splendid patriotism
is a worthy example.
The colored ministers and school
teachers disposed of some buttons,
and we are thankful for their efforts.
A considerable number of buttons
were sold to school children, Miss,
Prevent Malaria . and Save
New York, Nov 30.-Experiments
by the Rockefeller institution in con
trolling malaria in the Southern
States show that in the average
Southern community it is cheaper to
prevent malaria0 than to have it-in
other words that this scourge, which
greatly reduces the working efficien
cy of the population in many sections
can be brought under effective con
trol for less money than is ordinarily
spent in doctor bills hy malaria pa
tients. An account of the institute's
work in this direction, which has
been in progress since 1916, is jnven
in the small annual report of theor
A campaign undertaken ir. six
small Arkansas towns of from 1,000
to 3,000 population in which the dis
ease in a severe form was widely
prevalent resulted in reducing the
number of physicians' calls in mala
ria cases by 97.8 per cent, in the
most favorable instance and by 74.4
per cent, under the least favorable
circumstances, at the initial per cap
ita cost of from 46 cents to $1.45.
"At $2 per physician's call," the re
p?rt states, "Cross'ett, Ark., has been
paying annually more than four and
a half times as much in doctors' bills
alone for the privilege ,of having ma
laria as it expended in 1918 for 1;he
upkeep of the work which kept it
practically free from malaria and
from mosquitoes as pests."
Success" was attained by simple
measures against the breeding places
of the mosquito; in rural sections,
where the disease is chiefly felt, su-:h
measures are often impracticable...
Screening of houses by galvaniz?
wire cloth was tested with marke d
success on a group of cotton plan
tations near Lake Village, Ark., the
infection being reduced from 11.97 _
per cent, to 3.52 per centy j
??> Greatest honr are, however, plac- j
eliminating the ?^Iall^^?rasilT
from the blood. of the human car
riera A test demonstration was con-1
ducted in typical rural region in j
Sunflower county, Mississippi. A sur- j
vey of the population showed that 40 |
per cent had had clinical malaria
within the year and of the others 22
per cent were "carriers" with the ma
laria parasite in their blood.
All these were given quinine ster
ilizing treatment to eliminate the
malaria parasite. The report records
a reduction in the amount of malaria
estimated by the director in charge
at 80 per cent.
Should be Quarantined.
Many' physicians believe that .any
one who has a bad cold should be
completely isolated to prevent other
members of the family and associates
from contracting the disease, as
colds are about as catching as mea
sles. One thing sure-the sooner one
rids himself of a cold the less the
danger, and you will look a good
while before you find a better medi
cine than Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy to aid you in curing a cold.
Notice of Sale.
I will sell at auction before the
Court House at Edgefield Thursday,
December ll, 1919, at two o'clock
p. m., the house and lot ort Mims
Avenue in the town of Johnston,
South Carolina, which is a part of
the estate of Mrs. E. S. Ivey, deceas
ELEANOR R. SCHNELL,
Grace Brumbaugh, the county nurse
was especially active in carrying on
The town of Edgefield was canvas
sed by young ladies under the direc
tion of Mrs. P. M. Feltham and they
did splendid work.
In addition to the $504.65 we al
ready have, the Red Cross organiza
tion which conducted the Decemebr,
1918 campaign, has a small fund in
the bank which they expect to turn
ov er to us to send in, if authority to
do so is granted by the National Red
Cross; this additional sum will near
ly complete the amount we. were
asked for by the Red Cross to wind
up their war work-to wit, $725.
JAMES O. SHEPPARD,
Co. Chairman Third Red Cross Roll.
RED OAK GROVE.
Good Work on Seventy-Five
Million Drive. Interesting
While the team workers were *iot
able to turn in an accurate amount
of cards ready signed for the 75
Million, quite a number were collect
ed at Red . Oak Grove..- yesterday,
which was greatly encouraging, yet
many members remain unsolicited,
whom our captains, with their teams
will endeavor to see within the week.
We feel encouraged that we will
reach our apportionment, should the
men do their part as thae women
and young folks of our church are
The Circle No. 2 will,.;,be. enter
tained by Mrs. Joe Bussey, and Mrs.
Oscar Timmerinan presides at this
The last meeting was held with our
beloved secretary, Mrs. Griffis, who
soon must leave us, going to reside
at Cleora. It is their gain but our
loss, which our entire community ex
The Thanksgiving service at Flat
Rock was quite interesting. There
was a goodly number present. The .j:
Sunbeams had a splendid part, which
they presented with noticeable pride.
Each child seemed happy to do. what
Misses Louise and Elizabeth Bus
sey, two of Red Hill's Sunbeams,
sang the song "Give," and Maude :
Hamilton, another of' Mrs. Young's
Sunbeams, recited. How noticeable
in the Sunbeam work is- the response
of the chlidren to^the requests'of
their respective leaders. An mfiuence
of Christian service that, lives on and
on to the endless, ages.
-' ? ?-, ' .
The friends of Mrs. A. B. Young
were ..delighted to have'her ac.com-, -
vice lends . enclianto .great she
is always found in place-?yhenever it
Miss Mamie Bussey very pleasant
ly entertained the young folks on
Friday evening with a surprise party.
After several amusing games, pro
gressive conversation, intermingled
with pleasant songs and music, the
hostess served fruits.
Misses Ruth and Lullie Timmer
man were week-end guests of Miss
Mrs. J. P. Holland and little Ruth
spent last week with Mrs. Holland's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Agner
Mr. and Mrs. Will Sharpton were
also guests in the Agner? home lats
week. , ?. v '5x
Mr. and Mrs. W. Ov Whatley had
with them last Sunday Mr .and Mrs.
P. B. Whatley and Mr. and Mrs.
Prouty from Augusta, whose friends-,
were delighted to meet them.,agaitt
and have them with us at Red Oak
Grove where they still hold their .
church membership. -
Dr. Eddie Walker of Augusta, and
his mother, Mrs. Mamie Walker were
with us Sunday. * >
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The December meeting of the W.
C. T. U. will be held with Mrs.
(Frank Logan on Monday afternoon
ai 3 o'clock.
The program is as follows:
Devotions, "The Christian Spirit,"
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth.
Echoes from the National Conven
tion in St. Louis.
Christmas Carol, Mrs. Lee and Mrs
"Heroines of W. C. T. U. His- ?
to.ry," Mrs. Helen Nicholson.'
Collection for French Orphan.
An intei-esting report on the box
sent to our FYench Orphan, Marie
Olivier, will be made by Mrs. C. E.
May or Mrs A. E. Padgett, the com
Report of budgett committee
To this meeting each member is re
quested to bring or send a contribu
tion of clothing for women or babies,
household articles or provisions for
the Door of Hope in Columbia. This
has been made an annual cust.m of
the W. C. T. U. for many years, and
let us make it the best we have ever
MRS. J. L. MIMS, Pres.