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VOL. 84 EDGEFIELD, S. ^WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6.1820 No. 30
Annual State Convention of
W. C. T. U. Town's Fi
nances in Good Shape.
The town is honored this week by
having the 37th annual convention,
W. C. T. U. in session here, the meet
ings being held at the Baptist church.
The delegates, mostly arrived on
Saturday 'evening, and were all
placed in the homes after a cordial
welcome, and a badge was pinned on.
Everyone was happy to have
these representative women of the
state here a*nd proud that the conven
tion cameNhere for no organization
has done just such a work, such a
wonderful work of humanity. His
tory records nothing more heroic
than the ultimate triumphs of the
White Ribboners, nad nothing more
inspiring than the willing sacrifices
of the W. C. T. U. members. So, of
course every heart and home was
open to these white ribboners.
On Sunday morning the first ser
vice was held and the delegates at
tended the various Sunday Schools,
all gathering at the place of meeting
of the union serivc?.
a tthe Baptist church.
The music was bright and inspir
ing, a special choir of 50 voices being
had. Following the order of service:
Scripture and prayer, Rev. David
Kellar, M. E. Church.
Welcome, Rev. W. S. Brooke, Bap
. Hallelujah Chorus.
"Victory"-Solo by Miss Miriam
The address of Mrs. Elizabeth
Perkins of Ann Arbor, Michigan,
National Director of Child Welfare,
. was one that held the keen attention
of -every one. She based her remarks
on . the '8th verse of- 5 24th ' Psalmr
"Our help is in the name of the
Lord, who made the heaven Nand
earth." She is a magnetic speaker
and in her gifted, womanly manner,
sent a message right to the hearts of
all. She had a most appreciative au
Sunday afternoon's service held a
great message from Dr. McLane of
Aiken, who spoke in the abs-;...ce .of
Dr. Lee, of Edgefield. His theme was
"The bad citizenship of good men."
It was a most timely address. Dr.
McLane is a gifted and scholarly
speaker, and the convention heard
him with pleasure. The state presi
dent invited him to again address the
body at the convention of 1921.
It would be a splendid thing of the
addresses of this convention could
be in print, that'all might hear the
ringing message. Rev. J. D. Kinard
of the Lutheran church conducted
Sunday evening was again full of
good things, and a well filled audi
torium greeted Mrs. Perkins who
spoke on "Child Welfare."
The W. C T. U. is rich in work in
this department and her message on
this special one was appealing.
Child welfare is one of the great
ways the W. C. T. U. is solving the
question of Americanization and
Christian citizenship. Rev. David Kel
lar conducted the service and special
music was a pleasing feature.
After the service an opportunity
was given all to join the W. C. T. U.
Monday and Tuesday were busi
jir-?s days and were full to the min
ute, the gracious president, Mrs.
Sprott, of Manning, presiding over
these sessions. A detailed account of
this part of the convention will ap
The town clerk, Mr. John Suber,
has submitted his statement of the
town disbursements for the ye?r,
the < total receipts being $9,975.76,
with a balance of $2,016.80. Mr. Su
ber is a very efficient and capable
Mrs. Julian A. Mobley has return
ed from the Baptist Hospital where
she has been under treatment.
Miss Helen Ready left last week
for Maryland to enter school there.
On Sunday morning at the Baptist
Sunday school the superintendent,
Mr. S. J. Watson stated that a book
of aid would be secured for the
teachers during this quarter, as the
Gospel of St. Matthew was being
studied and offered to secure from"
the Sunday School Times this b(
or pamphlet for any one that gave
Messrs. Junius and Carl Kim
have gone to Newberry to enter c
Mrs. M". T. Turner, State D. A.
treasurer, attended the Board Me
ing of Tamassee School at this m<
interesting place, last week.
There is a great movement
make Converse College a greater 1
stitution and to lead out into great
.branches for the young women. '
this end, a large fund will be requ
ed. All over the state the alumn
and all students are asked to aid
a drive for the fund. Each town ai
community are being organized ai
on Saturday afternoon Prof. Adar
of Converse was here in interest
this and a get together meeting w
held in the home of Mrs. J. W. Co
The meeting was a pleasant and i
teresting one and many plans we:
laid. Those of Johnston who wei
students are Mesdames G. D. Wa
ker, B. T. Boatwright, E. R. Moble
F. S. Bland, Carl Richards, F. I
Williams, J. W. Cox, and Miss?
Zena Payne, Orlena Cartledge, Ai
nie Crouch, Antoinette Denny an
Mr. Billie Walton is at home froi
a week's stay in Columbia, bein
under osteopathic treatment fe
rheumatism while there.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bland speri
last week at Hartsville with Mr. an
Mrs. I. T. Welling.
Miss Annie Mae Reames has gon
to Monetta, having charge of th
Mr. P. C. Stevens has returnei
from the Beptist Hospital where h
has been under treatment.
Everyone is delighted with tin
splendid course of six entertainment:
that has been arranged for the towr
by some of the big spirited citizens
The first of a concert by the c?l?br?t
?doodlers,-this-'to be on the evenjn?
of October ll. The auditorium oi
the high school is to be used for this
Miss Julia Clark is now in the
Johnston Bank filling va position.
The friends of Miss Lillian Mob
ley regret that she is sick and hope
that ere long she will soon be restor
ed to health.
Mesdames Alice Cox and J. W.
Marsh attended the District confer
ence of the Presbyterian church
which was held last week in Trenton.
Mr. Ollie Rhoden had the misfor
tune to lose his automobile by fire
last week. While on his way home
he heard a roaring behind him and
on looking back discovered his car
to be in a blaze. He barely had time
to jump from the seat taking his lit
tle girl in his arms, when the flames
filled the entire car.
Miss Cassells of Ellenton is visit
ing in the home of her brother, Mr.
W. P. Cassells.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun of Greenwood
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ben
Mr. Joe Johnson of Good Hope has
been for a visit to Mr. B. L. Reames.
With the coming of the autumn
season chapters and clubs are begin
ning meetings with renewed energy
and zeal and in the first meeting of
the Emily Geiger chapter D. A. R.,
there was a full and enthusiastic
meeting. This was held with Mrs.
After preliminaries, Miss Zena
Payne, in her opening remarks im
pressed on the chapter that of indi
vidual responsibility as pertaining to
the welfare of the chapter, pointing
out how all great undertakings were
the result of indivdiual effort.
During business Miss Betty Wa
ters was elected delegate to the con
ference with Mrs. John Wright as
Two histories of fine value were
contributed to the Library at Conti
The chapter discussed a trip to
Emily Geiger's grave and hopes to
see the marker placed at an early
A splendid program on "Woman's
part in the upbuilding of the com
monwealth of our State" was had
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Joe
Cox served a dainty salad course.
Miss Fannie Crumly is visiting
fronds in the Good Hope section.
Mrs. Leland Chester has gone to
Macon, Ga., to visit in the home of
Committees For the District
The following committees .are
urged to respond to their respective
chairmen and cooperate in makmg
the meeting of the Western District;
which convenes in Edge?eld ?o?r;a'
one day session, October 21, pleas
ant and creditable to the three hos
tess clubs: the Winthrop Daughters,.]
Philharmonic Music club and Civic
League. All members, it is hop?d?
will take a deep, personal, i
and this will insure o spl?ricficl c
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford, chair
man: Mrs. B. B. Jones ,Mrs. Pe-cy
M. Feltham, Miss Gladys Pade^.
and Miss Helen Tillman.
Mrs. N. G. Evans, chairman-':
Bettis Cantelou, Mrs. Lovic
and Mrs. W. C. Tompkins.
Opera House Committee .;?r?T
Miss Ethel DeLoach, chairmairc
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Sr., Mrs./ W.
L. Dunovant, Jr., and Miss Hortense
Committee to Prepare Hall for. the
Miss Kellah Fair, chairman :. >Mrsr
J. G. Holland, Mrs. P. p. Blalock, Jr.,
and Mrs. M. A. Taylor.
. Mrs. S. M. Smith, chairman :. Mrs.
C. E. May, Miss Mamie. Dunovant
and Miss Hortense Padgett.
Mrs. R. A. Marsh, chairman :'Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou, Mrs. P. P....Blalock,
Jr., Mrs.. J. G. Alford and Miss Mae
Miss Gladys Padgett, chairman:
Miss Marge Tompkins, Miss Mir .jg
\Torris,__Mis3 ^Genevieve - J^rrij
kiss Ruth Tompkins.
Luncheon Menu Committee
Mrs. A. E. Padgett, chairman
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman and Miss
Mrs. W. E. Lott, chairman: Mrs.
N. M. Jones, Mrs. J. W. Thurmond,
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins, Mrs. H. A.
Smith and Miss Sophia Dobson.
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou, chairman:
Mrs. J. S. Byrd, Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs
W. C. Tompkins, Mrs. W. E. Lott,
Mrs. B. L. Mims, Mrs. J. G. Edwards,
Miss Katherine Mims and Miss Kath
Miss R?sela Parker, Miss Elizabeth
Smith, Miss Miriam Norris and Miss
The program will be published as
soon as completed.
Mrs. P. M. FELTHAM,
Rev. Mr. Chester.
Mrs. Huiet Waters was hostess for
the Apollo Music club on Tuesday
afternoon, this being conducted by
Miss Antoinette Denny.
Delegates to Lhe District confer
ence in Edgefield will be the presi
dent and Miss Hallie White. A de
lightful program with the subject
"Love affairs of great musicians"
was had, Mrs. Joe Cox giving a pa
per on this and the piano and voice
selections were such that were in
spired by love.
Current events were given by Mrs.
The social feature was very pleas
ant, the hostess, assisted by Miss
Mallie Waters, serving a tempting
ice course with cake.
Mrs. Harriet Kenny suffered a se
ver fall last Tuesday and has been
prostrate since, owing to her ad
vanced years. She received the fall
while walking across the room and
her head struck a piece of furniture
in the fall. The prayers and good
wishes of all are for her that she
soon may be able to be up.
Mrs. Paul Perry and children
have returned to Peak after a visit
to Mrs. Alice Cox.
Mrs. Horace Wright left on Thurs
day for her home in Georgetown af
ter a visit to her sisters, the Misses
Miss Florence Mims Almost
On" Sunday a friend and I rode
fcvjer about eighteen miles to Virginia
to attend a church service. Virginia
is an attractive city of about eight
een thousand inhabitants. The name
was more interesting for me since it
savored of Dixie.
'?' 'Transportation in this part of the
cotmtfy is carried on not only by
train and, street cars, but by huge
electrically lighted and heated busses
that run from town to town. I no
ticed that one of the bus lines we
passed was known as the Maryland.
It was really tantalizing, like a mi
rage on a. desert, to know that those
names meant not the south, but the
On arriving in Virginia just in
time for a church service, we ap
proached a policeman and asked if
he could direct us to a church. Police
men, should really be quite well in_
formed on the whereabouts of places
of worship since they both are some
what responsible for law and order,
though this policeman was a for
eigner and had knowledge of direc
tion but little familiar with tiie Eng
lish language. Finally he showed us
the Methodist church and we arrived
in time to join in singing a hymn by
jjyj-lsaac Watts. I was glad of that
much in common. So far I have at
tended only Methodist churches, so
Ipresume that it is a strong denom
ination in this part of the country. I
bave always liked that faith myself,
and am glad to have an opportunity
of worshipping with its adherents.
It is.the custom in this part of the
couhtry to conduct the Sunday
Srjhbol .service after the church ses
Virginia is a very pretty town.' I
am always agreeably surprised when
riding or 'walking along anywhere. to,
?$>&iWS>sfi> 'b'e^ifilJfiwers,in full
bloom. They seem to rae to be even
more luxuriant than in the South.
Poppies and asters ' and flowers of
2very color flash by like planted rain
bows. Sunday is not a very satisfying
time to explore the interesting points
af a place. So we had lunch, mine
consisting partly of Southern food,
?uch as sweet potatoes, which are a
rare imported dish here. Therefore,
they are not cooked with the skill of
the Southern negro.
On our return trip we noticed a
street car sign in four different lan
guages for the convenience of the
many foriegners. The first of course,
ivas English, the next two we con
cluded must be Finnish and Austrian.
The last was Italian which we man
ficulty using our knowledge of Latin.
Though this #is one thousand five
bundred feet above sea level it is
more or less like one vast plateau.
One can see a great distance over the
low green shrubbery which is grow
ing up after the forest fires. Wild
flowers and autumn leaves in the Sep
tember haze give the landscape a pe
culiar beauty that I have not seen
duplicated elsewhere. Some high
ridges rise above the roadways and
drop precipitately many feet to the
level ground where the mines begin.
Along the sides of these hills the dirt
is of various dull colors ranging from
purplish red to yellows.
Hundreds of feet below this love
ly country the miners are hard at
work in the underground cavern
where darkness is turned to day and
where the ore is unearthed to be
made into a thousand articles useful
U. D. C. Held Enthusiastic
The Edgefield chapter U. D. C.
was entertained by Mrs. Bertis Can
telou at its firrt fall meeting. Twen
ty or more ladies filled the spacious
parlor and were enthusiastic over
the plans for the year's work.
The chair was graciously filled by
the president, Miss Gladys Rives.
After the Lord's Prayer in unison,
the minutes of the June meeting
were read by the secretary, Miss So
In the absence of the treasurer,
Mrs. R. A. Marsh, who was detained
at home by sickness, the treasurer's
report was read by Miss Annie De
Loach. We were shown to have 39
cents in the treasury with two of
our pledges, the Winthrop-Craolina
scholarship and the Hero fund,.still
to be paid. These amount to $14.50,
which it was decided to raise by the
assessment of 25 cents for each
member. Misses Sophie Dobson and
Annie DeLoach and Mrs. S. B. Nich
olson were appointed a committee
to make these collections before Oc
The election of delegates for the
general convention which meets in
Asheville this year on November 10,
resulted as follows: Miss Sophie
Dobson, Mrs. A. A. Woodson, Mrs.
P. M. Feltham. Alternates. Mrs. L.
S. Kernaghan, Mrs. J. G. Edwards,
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou.
At this point, Miss Rives in a few
fitting remarks, tendered her resigna
tion to the chapter as its president,
in the form of a letter which was
read by the secretary. In a few gra
cious words Mrs. Feltham moved
that it be granted, which move was
seconded by Mrs. Woodson who said
that she felt responsible for Miss
Rives who had made us such a very
acceptable president and that while
the chapter regretted having to lose
her we felt that it was nothing but
right that we relieve her. This was
voted on and carried.
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou, the vice pres
ident was then called to the chair.
Ballots were passed, Miss Rives and
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou acting as tellers,
and the chapter proceeded to the
election of a president. Mrs. Jeff M.
Wright was the unanimous choice of
Owing to the circumstance of her
poor health Mrs. Woodson felt that
it was her duty to the chapter to
give up her work as historian, no
work having been done by her dur
ing the summer, but it was pointed
out that she had been elected chap
ter historian for life and as she had
promised to hold the position as long
as they wanted her, she asked that
an assistant be given her. This re
quest was granted and Mrs. P. M.
Feltham was unanimously elected tb
fill this position.
Mrs. Wright was now presented
with the gavel and took the chair.
After a few . announcements and
some heartfelt words from our new
president ?he meeting was. tarned
overdo- the -historian/ - ? . .' ' - .
The historical program was short,
consisting of the mention of the re
cent veterans who have died and a
little memorial to General William
C. Gorgas. Mrs .Corley read a sketch
of his life. Mrs. Wright read re
marks by our President General and
also a notice by the Sons of Veter
ans of his funeral at Arlington. Mrs.
Woodson mentioned the fact of his
having relatives in Edgefield.
Miss Katherine Earle and Mrs.
Thomas Barker were accepted as new
At the close of this session a de
lightful salad course with iced tea
was served by the hostess assisted by
Mrs. Joe Cantelou, Misses Mae Tomp
kins, Gladys Rives and. Katherine
To the People of Johnston.
It is my unfortunate position to
have to tender you my sincerest
apologies and regrets for the break
ing of my machine on Thursday, the
30th of September when showing
"Daddy Long Legs." This break was
entirely unforeseen by me, as I had
spent a considerable sum in having
new parts fitted to this machine, and
it had been working splendidly. You
will all remember that it showed the
picture clearly, and well, and its sud
den stoppage was as much a sur
prise to me as anybody. Though I
gave all who came their money back,
I felt even more than the loss of the
monetary value, the loss of my repu
tation. On the following day there
fore, being determined that Johnston
should have as fine a machine as
there was in the market, I made an
effort, and reached Atlanta on Sat
urday when I purchased a new ma
chine, and new accoutrement gener
ally, together with making arrange
ments for all the latest releases, so
that Johnston in future shall be guar
anteed two evenings at least a week
of the best entertainments in the
moving picture world, that the big
ger cities now enjoy.
In the near future also, I am mak
ing decided improvements for pro
jection on the screen, and an absence
of noise that will please the more
nervous of the folk. Thanking you
for your courtesy to me always, and
assuring you that it will not be mis
placed, I am
Very truly yours,
THOMAS H. WALL.
Just received a big new line of
Crockery, Vases, Statuary, Enamel
ed Ware, Aluminum Ware, etc.
QUARLES & TIMMERMAN.
Death of Sweet Little Child.
Vivian Everette, the little 23"
months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Hightower, died Friday night
after being ill only 48 hours. She
was a very bright little chlid, the
idol of the home, her death leaving
Mr. and Mrs. Hightower heartbroken.
Her case was a very unusual one.
She' suffered from a pain in her left
thigh, but there was no external7 evi
dence of bruise -or internal inflamma
tion until a short time before she
died, the affected part then turning
a dark blue. The three physicians
who were called to treat her pro
nounced it septic poisoning of the
On account of the personal friend
ship and close business association,.
Mr. and Mrs. Hightower named their
little daughter Vivian Everett for
the president of the Addison Mills.
The sympathy of the entire commu
nity goes out to them in this dark,
hour. These bereaved parents have
the comforting assurance that their
little darling is resting safely in the
arms of Jesus.
The body was carried to Spartan
burg by special train, connecting
with the regular Southern train at
Trenton. Mr. and Mrs. Hightower
were accompanied by their pastor,
Dr. Robert G. Lee, and about a doz
en other friends. The interment
took place Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock at Gochia Creek church, the
community in which Mrs. Hightower
Resolutions .on the Death of
Willie Sullivan Peak.
Whereas, God is His infinite love
and wisdom, on July 20th, 1920 re
moved from our midst and from this
world of suffering, and hath taken
unto Himself Miss Willie Sullivan
Peak,,one of our dearly beloved mern
loss to'our Young Woman's Auxili-- '
ary and recognize that we have lost
one of our best and purest members,
Whereas we sorely miss her pres
ence and sweet companionshop in
our Y. W. A., therefore
Be it resolved by the Young Wo
man's Auxiliary of the Edgefield
Baptist church of which she was a
1st That we, her life long friends
and fellow members of this organiza
tion bow in submission to our Heav
enly Father's will.
2nd That we express our thanks
to Almighty God for the blessings
we have received from our departed
sister's pure, consecrated, Christian
life and for the fellowship we were
privileged to hold with her before
her illness and death.
3rd That each of us shall strive to
emulate her example of patience and
Christian living, so that when the
Great Reaper shall come to garner in
the other members of this auxiliary
they will find with her a safe abiding
4th That we express our deepest
sympathy to her bereaved mother,
father, sisters and brothers and re
mind them of our prayers for our
Heavenly Father's comfort and care
5th That a copy of these resolu
tions shall be spread upon the min
utes of our organization, that a copy
shall be sent to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak, and that a copy
shall be sent to each of the following
papers for publication:
The Edgefield Advertiser, The
Edgefield Chronicle and The Baptist.
Improve Your Digestion.
If you have weak digestion eat
sparingly of meats, let at least five
hours elapse between meals, eat noth
ing between meals. Drink an abun
dance of water. Take one of Cham
berlain's Tablets immediately after
supper. Do this and you will im
prove your digestion.
FOR SALE: Two young milch
cows, calves about two months old
P. W. CHEATHAM,
Cleora, S. C.