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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1920
Public Services Resumed. Dr.
Burts Preached. Revival
Services First Sunday
The ban on meetings was lifted on
Saturday and services were held at
all the churches after a six weeks'
cessation. School exercises were re
sumed on Monday morning, the
teachers who had returned to their
homes arriving on Sunday.
It wias a great pleasure to the mem
bers of the Baptist church to hear
Dr. Chas. E. Burts, of Columbia. He
is well known, not only as a man of
prominence in the state, but has vis
ited here and assisted in meetings
and is greatly beloved and admired.
He came upon the invitation of the
pastor, Rev. Brooke. It is the inten
tion of Mr. Brooke to have a series
of sermons by eminent divines on the
great seventy five million campa;.yn,
?with the view of keeping the spirit tof
giving keyed to the high point, hav
ing the gifts all coming in at definite
times. The pastor stated that the wo
men of the church were surpassing
the men in promptness in ' the gifts,
and these scries were really for the
On the coming Sunday, Rev. Bobo
will fill the pulpit and the Sunday
following, Rev. McGlothlin, president
of Furman University.
Onthe first Sunday in April a pro
tracted meeting will begin at the Bap
tist church and the Rev. Frank Hardy
of Georgia will assist the pastor. A
singer will be secured to direct the
Mrs. C. L. Chester is visiting in
the home of her father, Mr. Will
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker are re
ceiving congratulations over the ar
rival of little Thomas Roland Walker.
Mr. Paul Perry has joined his fam
ily for. a visit in the home of his fath
er, Mr. Pope Perry.
Miss Myrtis Smith has accepted a
position in the Bank of Johnston.
Misses Louise, Marion and Stew
art Boyd are at home from a visit to
their grandmother, Mrs. Stewart at
Mrs. Millege Derrick died last
week at her ?orne in Leesville. For
many years Mr| and Mrs. Derrick
and their family lived here, and there
are many who will regret to learn of
Mr. Willie Pearce Stevens was here
from Florida last week visiting in the !
home of his father, Mr. P. C. Stevens.
Miss Fannie Ferrell has returned
from Danville, Va.
Rev. David Kellar attended a Dis
trict Conference of the M. E. church
last week in Columbia.
Miss Mary Bigby has returned to
her home at Williston after a visit in
the home of Mrs. Mike Crouch. -
Mr. W. P. Collins contemplates
moving to Augusta as soon as a
dwelling can be secured.
Misses Ola and Ella Smith have
been for a few weeks', visit in the
home of their mother, Mrs. J. L.
Miss Hallie White of Leesville
College spent the week-end at her
Miss Marie Main has been added to
the telephone force here.
Messrs. John Howard and Oscar
Black and Albert and Willis Dozier
have been for a short visit to Ben
Lee Allen at Saluda.
Mrs. W. P. Cassells and children
are at home from a visit to relatives
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts and Master Wil
mot have gone to Tennille, Ga., to
visit in the home of the former's
father, Dr. C. V. Smith.
Mr. Ebb Culbreath has purchased
the dwelling and lot, on Calhoun St.,
that is now occupied by Mr. Pope
Perry and family. The property was
purchased from Mr. Eb Gibson.
Miss Alma Woodward has return
ed to Washington, D. C., after a two
weeks' stay here.
Mrs. C. D. Kenney of Warrenville
visited friends here last week.
Mr. George Hardy is welcomed
back to the post office after a week's
Everyone is glad that Mrs. Fan
nie Nickerson is able'to be out again
after having the misfortune to
break two of her ribs. She sustained
her injuries by leaning against the
fence while fixing some flowers, and
It is 50 years since Benjamin Dis
raeli said, "Public health is the foun
dation on which rests the happiness
of the people and the power of the
country: The care of the public
health is the first duty of the states
In the present day and generation
each individual is custodian of the
.public welfare by taking care of his
or her individual health. And by ob
serving the simple laws laid down by
nature, with the additional help of
Personal Hygiene and the following
of the Golden Rule, epidemics and
their accompanying distress and ter
?ror could all be avoided, or at the
most, greatly reduced, if this were
observed. Take for instance pur an
nual visitor, the flu-for while the
congested conditions incident to the
war gave it a power and fatality nev
er before felt, a careful study of sta
tistics for years, back even to the
Russian^-Japanese war, shows us
the same symptoms under the same
conditions, but under different
names, varying only in severity ac
cording to the degree of congestion,
what does that prove? Why, that iso
lation of the patient is the only pos
sible' means of stamping it out. There
fore, it is as well, if you hear of" an
illness in your friend's family, to in
quire of his or her physician if it be
a communicable disease, and if so,
to keep away, unless you can relieve
a distressed situation and are capable
of taking such care that you carry
the disease no further.
A capable, competent person
keeps his or her hands and nails
clean, teeth, mouth and nose steril
ized and does not lay his or her hat
coat, gloves or handkerchief on the I
patient's bed, gives his or her clothes
a sun and air bath and keeps the
physical being in good condition.
Kipling's poem on the English
army expresses it exactly
'<It ain't the guns nor armament,
Nor funds that they can pay,
But the close co-operation
That makes them win the day.
It ain't the individual
Nor the army as a whole,
But the everlasting team work
Of every blooming soul."
The time is past when Public
Health workers alone are held respon
sible for the health of the public,
just as the time is past when the
clergy alone are held responsible for
the morals of the public.
While a chosen few lead, the rest
must follow. For in co-operation
alone can results be had.
Dr. Burts at Baptist Church.
On next Wednesday, March 17, at i
10:30 in the morning Dr. Burts of j
Columbia will hold a conference j
with all the churches of the associa-1
tion relative to the work of the Bap- j
tist campaign. All the members of
the Baptist church here are urged to
attend and all the pastors of the as
sociation as well as every member of
any church anywhere in the associa
tion. Dinner will be served and
speeches will be made by Dr. Burts
and others whom he will bring and
who may be present. Let us all come.
Let us leave our business a while to
attend the Lord's business-and the
blessing will be ours. *. We will be
blessed and will be a blessing.
In pursuance of the resolution of
the Board of Directors of the Bank
of Trenton, that it is advisable to in
crease the capital stock of said bank
from twenty-five thousand to, fifty
thousand dollars, the stockholders of
said bank are hereby notified and re
quested to appear at said bank either
in person or by proxy at Four o'clock
p. m. on April 7th, 1920 for the pur
pose of considernig the advisability
of adopting the resolutions of the
said Board of Directors.
J. F. BETTIS
A. S. J. MILLER
B. B. BOUKNIGHT
B. R. TILLMAN
ANDREW C. YONCE
J. M. VANN
W. W. MILLER
losing her balance, her entire weight
was placed on her side.
Miss ' Florence Mims Visits
Paul Revere Home.
The history of a city is the history
of a country in miniature. When civ
ilization had reached its height in
Greece it passed to Rome. Sp in Bos
ton many of the famous places of his
toric interest have been left behind
in the progress of a city, and they are
to be found only after careful search
ing through intricate byways in "the
One such spot is the home of Paul
Revere, supposedly the oldest house
in the city of Boston, built between
1650 and 1680. It is in startling con
trast to the squalor that surrounds
it, for it is kept and preserved "with
the characteristic New England prim
ness and neatness.
Conspicuous in the first room en
tered was a fire place of the type of
ten read of. Although the facilities
for cooking were certainly not .con
venient, the proportions of the fire
place, where the family meals were
prepared, would not lead us to be
lieve that they had appetites after
Mr. Hoover's own heart. To gratify
my curiosity I stepped into the fire
place and stood erect with perfect,
ease. I am sure there would have
been enough room for at least seven
more people to have stood with me.
Revere would dpubtless have pur
sued his life, which seemed varied
enough, in peace and contentment,
since he was the editor of the Boston
Gazette, a silver-smith, black-smith,
and copper-smith, had not the Revo
lution interfered. Such a picturesque
event ks his memorable ride will nev
er take place again, for telegraph op
erators and wireless telegraphers are
the heroes and heroines of present
war or peace messages of great im
The buildings have the same' last
ing qualities as the fighting spirits of '.
the patriots, for the boards of the J
Boors, almost two fee*-wi^-Avere ; jr
a good state of preservation ,as were j
the ceilings, made of ground clam
and oyster shells.
The winding little stairway that 1
led to the second floor was quite nar
row, so that one could imagine his,1
sword clanking on the wall as he '
climbed up. J
It was like the second part of a se- 1
Hal story that one did not have to 1
trait for, to walk from Revere's home
to the Old North Church, built in :
1723, in whose tower the lanterns-. <
were hung, "one if by land and two ]
if by sea," as a signal for him to ride j1
"booted and spurred" to give the i
news of the British approach. I asked '
if the lanterns were there, for though 'j
the original might have been destroy- j <
sd the American public likes to be''
shown relics to complete the setting, i
even if they are not originals. But
since this was a church the sexton
laughingly said, "No." The lanterns
were not there. The tower was cover
ed with ice so that one could not en
ter its cob-webby interior for inspec
On entering the church I found it
unusually well preserved, all snow-!
white except for several handsome I,
flags of the allies. The entire interior >
was an elaborate network of pews, I*
some with the original name plates
bearing such dates as 1724. Paul Re- L
vere's pew was to be seen, with the|(
old English spelling on the tablet, j
The sexton seemed to take a spe- j
cial pride in displaying the points of |
interest, as though he were at leEst a j
descendant of the great man. Snce ,
he was well informed and I was not,
he proved a very satisfactory glide.
An age-old clock with an almost
wrinkled face was still keeping time
"with a dull mechanic beat" at the .
rear of the hall. I dare say the preach j
er never glanced at it in those old
days, for they tell us that the ser-v
mons were very lengthy, while the
straight backed worshippers sit in
their straight backed pews ani lis
tened, and if they dared to noe, the (
warden tapped them gently or ether- 1
wise on the head. This had somed 1
more like a curious old legend until
yesterday when I saw the sta? still 1
intact, but not in use, for sinc< that <
time the sermons have been sh?rten- <
ed, and the people stay awake more
from a sense of interest than ?sense !
of duty. :
In a glass case was an ancienl copy '
of the prayer book used by the lmeri '
can patriots. The prayers conc<rning\
South Carolina Memorial
To the Principal and Teachers of the
White Schools of Edgefield Coun
A handsome steel helmet, captured
from a German general during the
Battle of the Argonne Forest by
American Forces will be awarded to
the South Carolina school child com
posing the best essay on "Why the
People of South Carolina should
erect a State Memorial to the men
who lost their lives in the Great
War?" The award will be made by
the South Carolina Memorial Com
The contest is open to any pri
mary or high school pupil in this
State, the only requirement is that
each article shall be turned in before
April 15th of this year. The com
petitors are to hand their essays to
the principal of their schools who will
send them to the chairman of the
Memorial Commission of their coun
ty. This chairman and the members
of his commission will select the best
essay from his county and forward
it to the Memorial Commission in
Columbia which will select the prize
winner from the 46 essays. The prize
winning composition and the 45 other
essays will be deposited in the hall
of archives and records of the Memo
rial Building When completed.
The child winning the helmet will
have the option of either retaining it
or having it placed as a trophy in the
Memorial Building, the donor being
given credit in the permanent rec
ords of the building for the presen
tation of his trophy.
The helmet itself is a heavy steel
protector of handsome design and
shows the marks of h?rd, service.
There are very few of this kind of
helmet in America,
i The commission urges you, as the
head of your school to bring this to
the attention .of your pupjls and to
request ta^^^^?cT'^^^$m^?^ ?
The winning essay from each of the
46 counties will be placed in the
-? Before forwarding the essays
to the Chairman of the Memorial
Commission of your county, please
see that the full name and address of
the pupil is given and also the name
af the school.
The County Superintendent of
Education and all teachers of the
:ounty are respectfully and earnest
ly requested to present this matter to
the various schools and exert their
Influence in behalf of this movement.
Their interest and services will be
greatly appreciated. The county
Chairman offers an additional re
tvard of five dollars in gold to the
ivriter of the best essay.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Julian Talbert Prize Winner.
In our last week's issue, the prize
?ssay sent in by Antioch school
through Miss Annie Clisby, was cred
ited to Miss Julia Talbert, when it 1
should have been Julian Talbert- i
is if a girl could have done so well, i
We were glad this prize was won by I
i boy, because on them must fall ;
;he responsibility of bringing about i
:he destruction of this latter day 1
?vil. Julian Talbert is the son of Mr.
ind Mrs. John Talbert of the Antioch 1
section, and his essay will be sent .
:o state headquartei*s to enter a con- ,
;est for the state prize. This is not
:he first time Antioch community has ?
?ron in a prize essay contest.
the Kings of England were pasted
aver with sheets of paper on which
were written supplications for the j
President of the United States. In (
the sentences where the word king ^
sccurred in the print, it had been
narked through and the word prcsi
Jent inserted in its place.
Our forefathers were too hot-head- c
?d to obey any Biblical injunctions *
;hat concerned praying for or loving
On leaving the church the scene .
ivas ultra-modern with the myriads -?
jf Italians living under the shadow j
jf this historical "holy of holies."
These would tend to make the sight
jeer forget past national questions
ind call to his mind the more modern ,
problem of immigration or more es
pecially of Americanization.
FLORENCE MIMS. i
This disease begins with symptoms
of an ordinary catarrh, lasting from
10 to 14 days, and then the peculiar
cough commences. The paroxysms
are more severe at night. During the
spasm the child should be lifted up
and given as much air as possible.
The disease is more serious than
generally thought. A physician should
be consulted to avoid complications
which may arise.
Trouble from a rush of blood to
the head and bronchitis and pneu
monia are not uncommon, also heart
strain, which is shown by swelling
about the face and eyes, nose bleed
The diet is an important factor.
Give mild, unstimulating food (avoid
pepper and too much said) and keep
the bowels moderately open.
Let the clothing be warm in cold
weather, protecting the chest and
arms. Keep the temperature of the
room as even as possible, night and
day. Do not send the child out of
doors on damp or windy days. But in
favorable weather keep him out all
When with young children in the
course of the disease a squint is no
ticed for the first time or there is a <
9pasm or stupor, send immediately 1
for the doctor, and in the meantime, 1
if it be a convulsion, give a warm
bath, (water tested by sticking your
elbow in it) and cold cloths on the
head. Should cough be more fre- ! I
^uent and expectoration less, breath- 'v
ing difficult and whooping cease, the t
child needs immediate care, should j t
oe put to bed and doctor summoned. 5
tt usually lasts from 6 to 12 weeks, j c
Dr. and Mrs. Lee Grateful. 1*
The calendar of the Baptist church
)f last Sunday contained the follow
ng paragraph which expressed the
jratitude of Dr. and Mrs. iLg: "The 'o
;he people for their many kindnesses \
md helpful services and prayers dur-1 ?
ng the serious illness of our little 'f
rirl. We are deeply grateful for'c
?very kindness, and hope in some 11
imall measure at least to reciprocate ?
vhen the occasion permits. Words !a
ire inadequate to express what a c
trength was the sympathy and help ! f
?f so many." i0
Fourth-Class Postmaster Ex
The United States Civil Service
las announced an examination to be
?eld at Edgefield, S. C. on March 27,
L920 as a result of which it is ex
acted to make certification to fill a
:ontemplated vacancy in the position
if fourth-class postmaster at Cleora,
5. C., and other vacancies as they
nay occur at that office, unless it
?hall be decided in the interests of
he service to fill any vacancy by re
statement. The compensation of jn
he postmaster at this office was $186 a
!or the last fiscal year.
Applicants must have reached their
wenty-first birthday on the date of j
?xamination, with the exception that jk
n a State where women are declared 1I
>y statute to be at full age for all
lurposes at eighteen years, women
?ighteen years of age on the date of
he examination will be admitted.|
Applicants must reside within the
erritory supplied by the postoffice
'or which the examination is an
The examination is open to all cit
zens of the United States who can
:omply with the requirements.
Application blanks, Form 1753,
md full information concerning the
.equirements of the examination can
ie secured from the postmaster at
he place of the examination or from
he United States Civil Service Com
nission, Washington, D. C.
Applications should be properly
ixecuted and filed with the Commis
ion at Washington, D. C., at the
?arliest practical date.
WANTED: To buy Scrap Iron of
ill kinds, brass, copper, aluminum,
ags, bones, etc. Highest prices paid.
sText door to Cassell's guano house.
Johnston, S. C.
The Advertiser $2.00 a year
Session of Eight Weeks Closed
Early Sunday Morning.
Some Good Laws
The second session of the seventy
third general assembly of South Caro
lina was concluded at 7:45 oc'lock
yesterday morning and the majority
of the members, caught the early
trains for their respective homes.
The clocks in the two houses were
stopped at 11:55 Saturday night. /*
The free conference report on the
appropriation bill was received in the
two houses around 7 o'clock. The re
port was adopted immediately with
out discussion. By 7:30 the bill had
been ratified and signed by the gov
renor. A few minutes thereafter final
adjournment was taken. Total appro
priations amount to $6,091,241.39,
for which a levy bf 12% mills will
'The general appropriation bill as
first passed by the house caried $5,
300,000, which did not include $200,
500 it had appropriated by statute
for the Citadel. An appropriation of
?5 0,000 for a heating plant for the
State House was also made in a res
)lution passed by the house. A num
>er of other amounts thus favored
)y the house were put into the sen
ite. When all these had been added
o the appropriation bill in the sen
tie and the senate's own increases
mt in the total carried by the bill
vas $6,731,000. The free conference
ook off about $672,000 by distribu
ing the appropriations over two
'ears, providing for loans and by re
actions, thus bringing the bill to ap
iroximately what it was when it left
Generous for Roads.
While many of the legislators were
omewhat disappointed in the volume
f constructive legislation enacted,
jxd although many idifeirahk; mea?r
ires went into the discard, much was
one toward laying a solid basis for
uture growth and development. This
an not be better emphasized than
he response teethe universal desire
broughout the state for good roads
nd the generous manner in which
ounty delegations voted bond issues
or their counties. A statewide levy
f two mills was also put on for per
?anent road building, the amount
ach county raises to be spent in that
articular county. Bond issues for
oads and bridges in the different
ounties approximate $13,000,000.
Appropriations for public schools
re the most liberal ever made. The
mount appropriated for 1919 was
704,337.83. The amount carried this
ear is $931,090.
Pub?ic health activities are to be
ncouraged rather than neglected,
'he amount last year for this depart
lent was $102,241.83. This year the
ppropriation is $220,394.14.
State Colleges Helped.
Permanent improvements at state
nstitutions are to go forward in
eeping with the -spirit of progress,
n pruning down the appropriation
ill the free conference committee
?stpibuted the arrfounts for new
uildings over two years, instead of
roviding the full amount this year,
n some instances pi-ovision is made
or borrowing the necessary funds,
'his latter provision applies to the
Jniversity of South Carolina, the
rustees being authorized to borrow
75,000 for the erection of nine
omes for professors. An appropri
tion of 200,000 is carried by the
ill for the new plant for the Citadel,,
he $600,000 apupropriated for this
urpose being distributed through
hree annual installments. The old
lant is to be sold to i*epay the
Other constructive work was the
assage of a statewide dog law, which
aereases the tax from 50 cents to 75
ents and requires the dog to wear a
ollar with the license tag attached
'his should mean much toward en
ouraging the sheep raising industry,
articularly in some of the coastal
ounties where farmers attempting
his venture have been greatly handi
apped because of the great number
f sheep killing dogs running at
?.ge. This measure was pressed
brough by Dr. Barnwell, representa
re from Charleston, whose zeal was
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