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"OUR STATE "CONVENTION .
The 47th annual convention of I
? South Carolina Woman's Christ
Temperance Union was held with 1
magnificent Baptist church of Jo!
ston on Sunday, Monday and Tm
day October 3, 4 and 5. *
A conference of the general o
cers was held on Saturday eveni
at the heme of Mrs. T. R. Denny,
cal president of the Johnston uni
W- C. T. U>This was a pleasant
anion, and several matters of i
portar.ee were discussed.
fj Sunday morning the spacio
church was filled with people
Johnston and the surrounding cot
' try and about 67 officers, superint?
dents and delegates. The devotio
were conducted by Rev. W.
Brooke, pastor of the church, a:
Mrs. Joseph Sprott, State Presidei
introduced the speaker, Mrs. Elia
beth A. Parkins, of Ann Arbor, Mic
igan, one of our most honored n
tional speakers. Mrs. Perkins co
ducted the miliion dellar campaij
for the W. C. T. U. and has bet
.selected as the Director of Child Wc
fare for this organization.* Mrs. Pe:
, kins told some very interesting fae
about the recent great internation
Congress against alcohol in Was
ingtcn. She said it was fitting tn;
this first great conference for tl
study against alcohol and the effo
to solve its problems, should 1
held in cur own country ' where v
, have now in actual operation tl
18th Amendment. Mrs. Perkins' ai
dress was greatly appreciated by tl
audience, giving as she did, some c
the great forward programmes c
the national organization.
The musical programme had bee
planned and arranged by Mrs. Mi
mie N. Tillman of Edgefield, who a
so assisted, at the organ and conduct
ed the afternoon song service. M:
Avery Bland was the director of th
c?'oir composed of a large numbe
of male voices and more cf the love
ly voices of women, many of thei
white ribboners. Each evening th
choir was full and all the music wa
taken from the Temperance Songste
our own W. C. T. U. song book whic
contains selections for every occa
sion, which are classic and can neve
be sung too often. An organizatio
is truly great when it has produce
its own music, its own literature an
official organs and can furnish eic
.quent speakers of its own for alkno
table occasions. Among the insp;rin?
features of the morning session wa
""Victory" sung by Miss Miriam Not
ris, of Edgefield.
Each year the convention provide
for a mass meeting at which all citi
izens are invited to take part and at.
tend, for the consideration of im
portant questions of the hour. Thi:
year a most delightful programme o:
music was given and Dr. P. J. Mc
Lean of Aiken gave the address or
the need of higher ideals of citizen'
* ship. He said among other things
. that he rejoiced at the recent enfran
chisement of women and hoped foi
better days. His address must of ne
cessity bear rich fruit. The pastors
.of Johnston, Rev. D. W. Kellar, of
the Methodist church, Dr. Jas. D. Ki
nard of the Lutheran church, and
.Rev. J. L. Singleton and Rev. Mahlon
Padgett of Saluda attended various
services and took part. Rev. Mr.
Padgett especially was present all
the time and rejoiced over the en
thusiasm of the organization, and
that women were now citizens whose
opinion would be counted.
Miss Antoinette Denny the regular
organist of the church performed
1 this great service most of the time
for the convention. Miss Denny is
the leader of the Young People's
Branch work for the W. C. T. U. of
. jSouth Carolina.
* Sunday Evening
The evening sessions all began at
eight o'clock and this service was
? opened with devotions by Rev. David
W. Kellar, and the chorus from the
Temperance Songster "Hail Home of
Liberty." A trio followed, "The Lord
is My Shepherd" sung by Rev. and
.and Mrs. Kellar and Mrs. C. P. Corn.
This is a paraphrase on the psalm,
: and was melodious and comforting.
Tho address cf Mrs. Perkins on
.'.this occasion was a climax to her be
ginning of the morning giving some
of the facts in regard to the Child
Welfare work of the organization
and more information as to the work
at large. As great as all our women
have been who have come to us as
national speakers some of our dele
?gates said, "Well, Mrs. Perkins is
the best of all."
It was much regretted that on
^Monday morning after an interesting
season with the young people in John
i ston's magnificent High School build
ing on invitation of the Principal,
Prof. Compton, Mrs. Perkins was fa
lten sick and .was unable to attend
any further .sessions of the conven
tion. She was entertained in the 1
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. M
Wright where she was in the bes)
hands, Mira. Wright; as well as
mother, Mrs. M. E. Norris, bc
past masters in the art of being 1
pitable and sympathetic.
The first Executive meeting 1
held at 9 o'clock Monday morn
in the Sunday school room of
church and the convention was c
ed to order by the State Presid?
Mrs. Joseph Sprott of Manning.
The Crusade Psalm, the 14(
was read^ and the Crusade Hyi
"Give to the Wind thy Fears" -\
sung, and prayer offered by K
W. J. Huiet, evangelistic superint
dent of the Johnston union anc
long time, honored member. M
Zena Payne of Johnston, superinte
ent of Sunday Day school work nu
the address of welcome which v
full of good cheer for the already '
home" delegates. *
The reports of ^the General O
cers were of great interest soundi
the most encouragement of any
ports in previous years, and yet
exhibited that necessary and h?]
ful feeling of dissatisfaction that
was not even better.
The address of our State Pre
dent, Mrs. Sprott, although i!ie S?
she had little time for its preparati
waa one cf the best of her previo
splendid addresses. This was rece;
ed with appreciation and applaud
with the white ribbon cheer.
Miss Cleo Attaway always mak
an interesting report and this tir
she did it with her usual vivaci
and earnestness and made all the r
presentatives wish their union hi
done a great deal more than they d
do, and resolve to rejoice Miss Att
way's heart next year by a larger r
port of activities.
Our treasurer, Mrs. Chas.
Robinson of Columbia who has tl
honer of having held her place in tl
official family longer than any oth<
officer, was called, upon to make h<
report. This also was without prec
dent, having left over in the trea
ury after all indebtedness was pa:
more than $900.00 on which to begi
a new year. This report was receive
with most hearty appreciation by tl
The noontide prayer and consecr;
tien service was conducted by Re
D. W. Kellar, who made a talk fu
of inspiration for holy living. Eac
service was closed with the Aaroni
When the meeting adjourned a
the delegates and guests of the cor
vention repaired to the^ Sunda
school room where the daintiest an
most appropriate luncheon was sen
ed by the Johnston union. This wa
uniquely carried out, one half of th
union serving one day and the othe
half the other day. One would hav
thought the Johnston union had ?
thousand members from the abun
dance and variety of ""he food. Mrs
Denny said to the Editor of the Pal
metto White Ribbon, before the con.
vention that there were never sucl
good people as the Johnston peoph
and she had aimost sat with hand;
folded, so responsive had they al
been to her requests and so willing
to do all that was necessary. There
is a secret in this, however, thal
Mrs. Denny did not know, and she
was the secret. Perhaps they would
not have been so responsive to every
Monday afternoon the Young Peo
ple's Branch secretary, Miss Antoi
nette Denny and Loyal Temperance
Legion secretary, Miss Leila Atta
way, made reports and the superin
tendents gave some figures and facts
from the year's work. Those present
were Mrs. J. R. Montgomery of Mar
ion, Superintendent Evangelistic de
partment, Mrs. Tillman of Edgefield,
Fairs and Exhibits, Miss Zena Payne
of Johnston, Sunday school work,
Mrs. J. L. Minis, Edgefield, Publicity
and Mrs. J. J. Myers, Congaree, So
Monday Evening. "V,
The service for this evening was
devoted to the young people, and af
ter devotions by Dr. Jas. D. Kinard,
a playlet demonstrating the value of
the Union Signal. This was arranged
by our indomitable and indefatigable
Miss Cleo Attaway, and participated
in by children of Johnston whose
names we wish we had.
This was followed by two medal
contests, one for oratory and one in
songs, both for a gold medal. The
programme was in charge of Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman who introduced
the children by number and had the
song and oratory contestants to ap
pear alternately. The contestants in
song were Catherine Keller, Inez
Rhoden, Margaret Lyon and Lona
Perry. And in oratory, Jimmie
Thrailkill, B. E. Nicholson and
Edith Jones. While the judges were,
out rendering their decision, Mrs.
J. L. Mims presented the first grand
gold medal ever awarded in our coun
J- WAGONS are
superior in material
light Fanning and
guaranteed the most
Have just received
good old Southern
a shipment of the
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1920 to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1920 the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu-1
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or I
before February 1st 1921, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1920
are as follows:
RSi--* Mills j
For State purposes_ 12
For Ordinary County_ 8
For Past Indebtedness_2V>
For Special, Good Roads __ __ 2
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Bacon School District_ ll
For Blocker _
For Blocker-Limestone _ 4
For Colliers _ 4
For Flat Rock_?_ 8
For Oak Grove _ 3
For Red Hill _
For Edgefield_._ 10
For Elmwood No. 8_
For Elmwood No. 9 _ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C._:_ 3
For Hibler_ 8
Fer Harmony _ 3
For Johnston _ 15
For Meriwether (Gregg) - 2
For Moss _.- 3
For Brunson School- 4
For Ropers_ 2
For Shaw_ 4
For Swanwater _ 4
For Talbert _ 8
For Trenton _11%
For Wards - 8
For Wards No. 33-? 4
For Blocker R. R. (portion 15
For Elmwood R. . (portion "_ 15
For Johnston R. R.- 3
For Pickens R. R. -'' 3
For Wise R. R.- 3
For Corporation -30^
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law, are liable
to a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
capital tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
^The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire March 15, 1921.
j. T" PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
NOTICE TO HUNTERS.
believing that the wanton de
struction of birds is in a'great I
measure the cause of the hordes of j
insect pests we now have to con-|
tend with, I hereby warn one and
all that no hunting or trespassing
will be allowed on my lands. Gen
tlemen will lake notice, others will
be loi ced to.
J. H. GARRETT.
CONTRACTORS and build
ers: Save IO to 25 per cent on
flooring, ceiling, siding, laths
and shingles. Buy in car lots.
Send list for delivered prices.
GREENWOOD SALES CO.,
Box 435, Greenwood, S. C.,
CAR LOAD OF
WE ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A VERY CLOSE PRICE ON
FLOUR. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CAR LOAD OF
"TOWN TALK" AND "SKYLARK"
DIRECT FROM THE MILL TO US
We also have a very large stock of SEED OATS, FEED OATS and
Heavy Feed of all kinds.
Come in to see us. We can save you money
Insure your cotton in the Seed or
in Bales. I can give you insurance for j I
short or long term-one day up. The j
same for corn and other farm pro
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors of estate of Mrs.
M. Eleanor Herin, deceased, are
hereby notified to render an ac
count of their demand?, dulv at
tested, unto the undersigned, as
Executor of said estate.
J. 0. HERIN,
Sept. 21, 192C-3t.
FOR SALE: Cheap, wheat mill,
corn and feed mill, all under one
roof. New, doing fine business. Oper
ated by large Fairbanks-Morse kero
sene engine. Call or write.
B. W. SINEATH,
10-6 2t Saluda, S. C.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
\Edgefield, S. C.
Southern Railway System
Annouces REDUCED FARES to
COLUMBIA, S. C.
AND RETURN >
South Carolina State Fair
October 25-29, 1920
( War tax to be added)
Proportionately reduced fares from other stations. Tickets
will be sold October 24th to 28th inclusive, and for trains sched
uled to reach Columbia before 12:35 noon October 29, 1920, with
final limit returning to reach original starting uoint prior to mid
night October 30, 1920. Minimum excursion fare wiil be $1.00
plus war tax. Extra coaches, will be provided on regular trains
for the accommodation of overriow travel. Train No. 7 will be
held at Colombia until 0:30 P. M. October 27th and 2Sth. For
additional information call on nearest ticket agent.
G. W. CARTER,
District Pass. Agent,
J. A. TOWNoEND,
Edgefield, S. C.