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Enthusiastic Meeting at Meth
A public meeting arranged by the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion was held in the Methodist church
on Tuesday afternoon at 4o'cl?ck.
A large audience gathered to hear
the address delivered by Dr. Jester
of Greenwood, and the musicians,
Mrs. Paige, Miss Dallas and Mr.
The program was in charge of Rev.
G. W. M. Talyor, who first called
upon the congregation to join in sing
ing. America, Miss Evelyn Dallas of
Greenwood accompanying on the
piano for all the musical selections.
Mr. Taylor read from the scriptures
a chapter teaching obedience to law
and government, and called on Rev.
P. P. Blalock to lead in prayer.
One of the pleasant features of the
program was the presentation of
prizes for the best essays on the evil
effects of alcohol and tobacco. The
; first prize of $5.00 in the High School j
was won by Miss Elizabeth Lott of
The first prize of $5.00 in the
Graded School contest was won by
Miss Lois Sawyer of Johnston and
the second prize of $2.00 by Miss
Martha Thurmond of Edgefield. Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman presented these
prizes very graciously and at the same
time explained the great value of
Mrs. Richard Williams, president
of the South Carolina League of Wo
men Voters, gave a very humorous
and convincing talk on the need of
the serious consideration of the bal
lot by women, their searching the
records of candidates and in knowing
Dr. Jester was introduced to the
audience by Rev. A. T. Allen. This
was Dr. Jester's first visit to Edge
field, and he expressed himself as de
lighted to be here, and said it had
been a long coveted pleasure, as his
father was born in Edgefield over a
hundred years ago, and the name was
a family word. Dr. Jester spoke on
the great responsibility of woman
hood, giving some of the measures
through legislation which they are
working for and will secure. He spoke
of the great.value of the health or
public nurses, . and the Sheppard
Towner bill which is one especially
in the interests of mothers and chil
dren already passed through the in
fluence of women. He appealed to the
patriotic and Christion women to ac
tively interest themselves in the bal
lot. His closing incident of the fort
in the locust grove and General Hood
was very effective, and his appeal to
the womanhood of Edgefield, that
_-?xo4'-3?nds His love to them and asks
that they destroy the batteries of sin
for Him, was a challenge to their
There was a general expression of
pleasure and enthusiastic accord in
hearing Dr. Jester, and some were
heard to say that they had never felt
their responsibility in the use of the
ballot so keenly before .
The music was a great treat to the
audience, consisting of four vocal
numbers, Miss Evelyn Dallas, who
had the honor of ? being the Palma
festa Queen of Greenwood county,
being the pianist. Miss Dallas is not
only an attractive personality, but is
a gifted pianist and pipe organist.
After the first selection bouquets
of sweet peas and roses were brought
. by the ushers,, Misses June Rainsford,
Gr?ce Lanham and Genevieve Nor
ris, and presented to Mrs. S. W.
Paige, Miss Dallas and Mr. W. A.
Those who were present from John
ston accompanying the prize winner,
little Miss Lois Sawyer, were Mrs.
J. C. Latimer, Mrs. Shep Sawyer,
Mrs. T. R. Denny and ifiss Odom.
After all the success of a program
depends more on the presiding of
ficers than upon anything else, for its
real effectiveness. Rev. G. W. M. Tay
lor throughout the service was on
the alert to say and do just the right
thing in the right place, making the
atmosphere cheering and congenial,
and therefore the audience was in a
receptive and responsive state of
mind: To the visitors and those who
might have been strangers, he was
most gracious and hospitable, and to
the organization which promoted
the meeting he shewed a most hearty
* co-operation. One good lady said
"Why can not we have meetings like
The musical selections were "O
That We Two Were Maying," Miss
Paige and Mr. Huey.
"Rose of My Heart," Mr. Huey.
"O Lovely Flowers," Mrs. Paige
and Mr. Huey.
"O Fair, So Sweet and Holy," Mrs.
A demonstration of "Certo" will
be given at our store on Friday, May
19. All Edgefield housewives are in
vited to see it.
J. D.KEMP & CO.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
An Eskimo's Home in Snow;
Land, as Told to Me by
Editor of The Advertiser:
I was talking the .other day with
man from the frozen snowyland.
give the story as it was told to m
and this is what he said: The tir
brown man of the frozen northlar
does not go to a store to buy his su;
plies, he fishes his material out of tl
ocean, and then with his own ham
he manufactures his tools, dishes ar
clothes. The wee igloo, or snow hous
was shaped like a beehive and coi
tamed dishes made from the bon?
of the white whale and lovely litt
napkin rings cut from the tusks of
walrus, and then rubbed to a sati
polish, with seal skin. Upon one c
ihese our Host had carefully carve
quaint figures that recorded the stor
of a whole year of his life. There wa
a bear/hunt, a seal speared throug
its breathing hole, and a very han
lifting adventure where a wee kayal
! or boat, was turned Upside down rigli
in open sea.
Mrs. Eskimo's stoye was a shallot
platter made out of soapstone. Th
wicks for her lamp were wee wisps o
reindeer moss rolled into strings, an
then placed along the edge of th
dish, their ends resting in a pool o
seal oil. She cooks the food in ano th
er shallow dish hung over this ver;
smelly oil stove and lamp combined
The seal meat was only warmed J
bit, and he said to me how well thi
Eskimo family lived up to its racia
name of Eskimo, which means "eat
ing of raw flesh." .
To an Eskimo family a walrus ii
equal to a delightful Christmas tre<
that may be carried home and kep
forever. The thick skin furnishes i
rug for the floor and a curtain for th<
door; the bones give Mr. Eskimo th(
frame for his boat, the runners foi
his sled, handles for his harpoons
and hairpins for the whole family
There is even walrus thread, for Mrs
Eskimo sews with,the sinews.
The little boy who looked like ar
animated teddy bear, had a mosl
amazing tambourine. It was mad?
froih a strip of whale bone fashion
ed into a circle ; over this was stretch
ed, a piece of skin; two little bones
beat out a doleful dirge that started
every dog within hearing to weeping
aloud in utter anguish of soul and
Mr. Eskimo's knife, or savik, was a
piece of flint ground to a fine point.
This was lashed between two stout
bones, and the little man had a very
useful weapon with which to hunt
seals. His dog sled was very wonder
ful-not a nail of a bolt was in it,
but it was as firm as if made of the
finest steel. The body of the sled was
of driftwood lashed in place with
strips of hide; the runners were big
curved walrus bones. When he has
nothing but bones the little man
makes his sled of what he has and
never wastes even a moment wishing
for something else.' The polar bear
adds very generously to the furnish
ing of the tiny igloo. His flesh and
his fat end his bones are all so joy
ously used that one could but wonder
if the original owner would not have
parted with them willingly had he
kn awn the genuine pleasure and com
fort they would give to so many peo
ple. Mr. Bear's coat makes a glorious
ly warm quilt for the tiny sleeping
shelf that serves for a bed, or it may
be fashioned into a handsome winter
suit for Mr. Eskimo. Little Mrs. Eski
mo plucks out big bunches of long
white hair and makes tassels to deco
rate her best seal-skin jacket. She
wears the teeth, polished and strung
around her neck on a string of hide;
and with the smaller bones she tucks
up her hair into the perky top knot
that is the latest style in Eskimoland.
Mrs. Eskimo is vastly clever with
her hands-and her teeth. She has
neither scissors, patterns or needles;
she cuts clothing with a knife; she
sews with a bone for a needle and
sinews for thread. She has no way to
tan the hides so she chews them until
they are as soft as velvet. My friend
said the loveliest thing he saw was
Baoy Eskimo's cradle. The tiny moth
er of him had made a little bag out
of her handsomest piece of sealskin,
and then-had lined it with the white
fur of the Arctic hare. Even this
dainty nest did not satisfy the moth
er's heart, which is quite as tender
in Eskimoland as it is in America,
so Mrs. Eskimo took beautiful feath
ers and down plucked from the breast
of the white birds of the far north,
and with these she fills the seal skin
bag two thirds full. Then after being
rubbed all over with seal oil, Baby
Eskimo is dropped into his feather
filled bag, the strings at the top are
drawn close about the neck, leaving
only his wee, round head with its
shoe-button eyes, sticking out. He
looks like a queer toy, but he is very
comfortable and his parents think
him the loveliest baby in the world.
I was much interested in this story,
and thought others might be, hence I
am sending it to The Advertiser.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Death of Mrs. Bettie Allen.
It was a sad announcement when
che news came that Mrs. Bettie Allen
had passed away at her home at Fruit
Hill. She was one bf the few members
of a past generation who had been
permitted to linger, a connecting link
between the past and present.
Frances Elizabeth Adams bore the
full name of her mother, her father
and mother both having the same sur
mane of Adams.. She was born Oct.
8, 1845, and in 1866 was married to
Capt. Walter Scott Allen, living at
Fruit Hill all of their married life,
Capt. Allen passing away July 6,
Mrs. Allen died on the evening of
April 26, 1922 and her funeral ser
vices were conducted from her late
residence, her pastor, .Rev. W. P.
Brooke, officiating, assisted by Rev.
H. L. Baggott, Rev. H. B. White, Rev.
George S. Beardon of the Lutheran
Her surviving children are her de
voted daughter, Mrs. Mary Allen
Ashley, and sons, Dr. Benjamin Lee
Allen of Saluda, Orsamus William Al
len and Walter Scott Allen of Fruit
Hill, and Joseph Adams Allen of
Fruit Hill. Her only living relative
of her father's immediate family is
her sister, Mrs. Susan Daniel of Sa
luda, and she leaves eight grand chil
dren and five great grand children.
About eight" years ago, after many
years of separation by distance and
the cares of life, my aunt, Mrs. Ella
Duckworth came to visit Edgefield
for a month, and it was my pleasure
and privilege to do all the things I
could think of to make the month she
spent with me a happy one, so she
was asked whom she wanted to see
anywhere in our county, and it was
these beloved first cousins whom she
had not seen ip years that she chose
to see, and renew the old associations
of the past. Cousin Bettie and Cousin
Susan and their children were among
those most affectionately remember
ed and I shall not soon forget the
hours they spent together and the
other ones nearer who came to greet
Three or four years later my un
cle, Mr. H. Q. Adams who for many '
years could not be induced to return '
again to his native heath because he '
thought he could not bear, the sad
changes which he knew he would in- ''
evitably find, at last was persuaded 1
to come ,and he too, among the first
desires, expressed his wish to see '
Cousin Bettie and Cousin Susan. 1
This time the dear cousins were not
well enough to take the trip to Edge- 5
field, so we went to them for the day '}
and night, and iL was .&? great joy to '1
see the old associations renewed and';
to see them get out the old photo- '
graph albums and look together at '
the faces of the dear friends and lov
ed ones, most of whom had passed 1
out into the great unknown. These ?
dear ones will see this notice and will '
be saddened when they read it, but :
the reunion "over there" will not be '
a sad one for there'll be no parting :
and no sad farewells.
FLORENCE ADAMS MIMS.
VAN-NIL never disappoints. I
Miss Susan Mathis entertained the
Y. P. B. of the W. C. T. U. "Wednes
On Friday afternoon the Trenton
school team was defeated by the Har
mony team by the score of 6 to5.
The batteries were: for Harmony, 1
Yonce, E. Herlong and DeLoach;
Trenton, N. Herlong and Thomas: 1
The Woman's Missionary Society 1
of the Methodist church met at the ,
home of Mrs. Edwin Watson Friday
afternoon. After the business session
the hostess served delicious refresh
The many friends of Miss Eather- [
ine Marsh are glad to know that she
has returned from the hospital in Co
lumbia after a long and serious ill
The graduating recital of Miss Su
san Mathis was held at the school au
ditorium Friday evening. She is one
of the most gifted pupils of Miss
Arah Gatlin's class.
Mr. F. C. Black and family were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dasher
of Johnston, Sunday.
Little Mary Morris Wicker enter
tained her friends Monday afternoon
this being her seventh birthday. Af
ter games, ice cream and cake were
Miss Susan Mathis entertained the
senior class Saturday evening. Many
interesting games were played, after
which the hostess served delightful
FOR SALE: Fern Plants for sale*
Mrs. FRANK JONES,
Edgefield, S. C.
Mothers' Day will be observed m
the Edgefield Baptist Sunday school
on Sunday morning next, the 14th.
The regular exercises will be suspend
ed in favor of "Cradle Roll Exercis
es" which will be conducted by Miss
Mae Tompkins. All mothers are re
quested to see that their babies are
present at the church by 10 o'clock.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Tribute to Capt. T. B. Martin.
The hearts of our community have
gone out in, deep sympathy to Mrs.
Emmie DeLoach and Mrs. Abner
Broadwater whose father, Capt T. B.
Martin, of Fair Forest, S. C., depart
ed this life April 13, 1922. He was
by far the oldest man in his section,
having reached the advanced age of
88 years and eleven months. The
Martin family removed here from
Virginia in the first half of the nine
' Capt Martin was married at the age
of 2t0 to Miss Nancy Ann Finch who
resided in that community. Of this
marriage eleven children were born,
8- of whom still live. His blind son,
Prof. T. L. Martin who left few peers
as a piano tuner preceded him a few
years to the grave.
In manner Capt. Martin was genial,
his bearing was easy, and he possess
ed a dignity seldom met with. In his
general demeanor and characteris
tics he reminded me more of George
Washington than any man I have ever
In the development of the social,
business and religious features of his
section, he was the pioneer and the
decided leader. , Through his energy
the high school at Fair Forest was
built and began operations in 1883.
By the same means the Fair Forest
Baptist church was organized in 1887
and th e first house of worship erect
ed the next year. Of this church he
was the semor deacon up to the time
of his death.
It was the desire of his heart that
one of his sons might preach the gos
pel. This wish was not gratified but
more than one young man can testify
of the Captain's liberality by which
he was enabled to complete his theo
logical course. I should have stated
above that immediately after the
narriage of Capt. Martin to his young
wife, they mutually resolved to make
Life a business success and to rear a
Christian home. Both resolutions
were made good. As a business man
hie made h;s fortune, and each of
their surviving children are members
of a Christian church. There is no |
reason to doubt that parents and
children shall be reunited some day in
the kingdom of heaven. It is said
that no man leaves the world with
out another being found to take his
place. I wonder on whose shoulders
his mantle will fall? Just now it must
remain suspended for there is none
JO fill his place. By his death the world
is made poorer.
P. P. BLALOCK.
Chick! Chick! Chiek-ee!
And the "Biddies (cute little fluffs)
Come a running.
Don't fool 'em.
Feed 'em on
Huggins' "Chickie Chow'*
For the grown up fowls
Get that good hen feed
At Huggins' Store.
The feed is right;
The price is right.
Take a trip to
P. S.-Sweet mixed pickle in a yellow
keg-35c. a pound. None bet
ter on earth.
AU persons who are indebted to
the estate of Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond,
deceased will make payment to the
undersigned and all persons who hold
claini3 against said estate will present
them to the undersigned properly at
tested for payment.
3-13-22 J. H. MATHIS.
I am now prepared to sell ice in
any quantity. Will deliver anywhere
/ J. P. NIXON.
McMurrain's old stand near depot
?- The --*
FOUNTAIN IS WORK OF ART
Beautiful Features of Nsw Attraction
Soon to Be Put in Operation
~ at Dallas, Tex.
A stream of water spurting 75 feet
In the air, beautifully Illuminated by
ever-changing colored fays from four
powerful incandescent searchlights,
hidden beneath plate glass at the base,
will be the outstanding feature of what
promises to be America's most spec
tacular fountain, which has just been
erected in the sunken garden of Ferris
plaza, facing the new Union station at
It will be known as the plan-chro
matic illuminated fountain, states the
Edison Sales Builder. Colored flood
lights have been used before in illu
minating fountains, but never before
has the scheme of using .5,000,000
candle power incandescent search
lights with constantly changing col1
ored screens been, attempted. The large
basin is 50 feet across and the second
ary or elevated basin is 14% feet in
In the outer wat.er of the large basin
are eight small jets, each Illuminated
by a colored floodlight from beneath
In the small basin, spurting water to
ward the main stream, are eight
dolphins. Underneath the inner ba
sin, which has a plate glass ceiling, ls
a circular chamber 14 by 8 feet. This
houses the four big searchlights and
apparatus for operating the change
able, color screens. Entrance to this'
is from a small passageway leading to
a manhole on the outside of the larger
basin. The entire system is automatic
and needs no attendant
"Why don't y? try t' swim under
water, sis?" j
"I .don't like to wet my halr."^
'"At won't hurt it Salt sets the
Trick Elephant Now Financial Expert
A sagacious elephant, Hassan, at
the Budapest "zoo," refuses to work
any longer for depreciated Hungarjnn
kroner, according to the London Daily
A child who wished* to have a ride
on the elephant's back was surprised
at having a kroner note returned with
a disgusted snort. However, Mr. Rle
ger, of the American Red Cross at
Budapest, tried Hassan with a dollar
bill, which the elephant took in his
trunk and promptly banded to the
A possible explanation ls offered by
Hassan's keeper, who points out that
the new and unpleasant chemicals
used in printing the new issue kroner
notes may offend Hassan.
East Indian Laborers Slow.
A story Is told of a British army of
ficer In India who watched some native
workmen making packing-cases. Their
slow progress Irritated him so much
that thinking he might get them to make
a spurt, he told the superintendent that
one English carpenter would turn'out
more cases in a day than ten of his
native workmen. This put the Indian
on his mettle, and a trial was sug
gested, a skilled carpenter being found
in the ranks of the artillery. The fol-,
lowing day this strange test took place,
and by closing time the one English-'
man was three packing-cases ahead of
the ten natives.
Fish Imprisoned in Can.
. During the war empty :owder cans
were thrown overboard at Sewall's
point from the navaj base of Cape
Wray, N. J. A short time ago a fish
erman got a bite and on pulling In lie
found he had caught a can but it was
not empty, for a fish's head protrud
ed and lt had the hook in its mouth.
The canned fish was In one of the emp
ty powder tins and supposition ls that
It' went in when lt was small and grew
there until it was too big to get out
Long-Li ved Family.
A correspondent from Lunenburg,
N. S., writes: "Here are the ages of
five members of one family, l'oor sis
ters and one brother: Mrs. Samuel
Herman, ninety-four, Lunenburg; Mrs.
David Seaboyer, ninety-two, Bridge
water; Mrs. Ellen Acker, eighty-four,
Second Peninsula; Mrs. Gaetz, eighty
two, Lunenburg; George Acker, eighty,
Second Peninsula. Average eighty-six
Very Much Out of Ssason.
A Nova Scotia render says he found
a strawberry blossom, In full bloom,
on November 4, on a farm in East
Amherst He also says he picked a
handful of ripe wild raspberries on
the same farm on September 18 and
Four turnips raised by a farmer at
Northwest three miles from Lunen
burg, IT. S, each weighed 14 to 13
pounds, the size of a peck measure,
Jost making a bushel.
FOR MANY CROPS
Hotbeds and Cold Frames En
able Gardener to Protect
Plants From Weather.
OPERATIONS STARTED EARLIER
Beda May Be Utilized Throughout
Spring and Summer-They Are
Inexpensive and Easily Oper?
(Prepared by the United States .Department
Hotbeds and cold frames enable the
home gardener to lengthen the grow
ing season for his crops. With them
he can start his operations a few;
weeks in advance of the last chilly
days ol! spring, before which lt ls not
possible to plant out of doors.
Throughout the spring and summer
these beds may be utilized, and after
ihe first fall frost they furnish pro
tection for late vegetables. They are
inexpensive and easily operated, say
garden specialists pf the United States
Department of Agriculture.
Making a Hotbed Sash.
Standard hotbed sash are 3 by 6
feet, and it ls customary to make a
home garden hotbed with one, two, or
more sash, according to the size of'
bed desired. Select a well-protected
and thoroughly-drained spot, dig a
pit 12 to 18 inches deep and a little
larger than the bed is to be made..
Throw vhe good1 top soil to ene side.
For a two-sash bed about one good
wagonload of fresh horse-stable ma
nure w|U be required. The manure
should be thrown in a flat pile a few
feet away from where the bed is to
be constructed and the pile turned,
about twice at Intervals of three or
four days. As it is turned the outer
portion of the pile is thrown to the
middle md the Inner portion to the
outside, in order tb get uniform heat
ing throughout. Then put the manure
into the pit, each forkful being shaken
to bre?k lt apart and spread it even
ly. It should be well tramped. Put
in a layer about 3 inches deep, then
another layer, treading each until the
pit has been Ailed level with the
ground. It should be . just moist
enough to pack reasonably solid, bat
springy under the feet
The frame of the bed, made of wood,
is.then set on top of the manure and
the earth from the bottom of the pit
banked up outside of the frame to keep
out the cold. The north side of the
frame should be 6 inches higher than
Preparing a Hotbed to Get Ahead of
the south side. The good soil from
the surface of the pit is spread on
the packed manure. It is a good plan
to mix a little well-rotted manure with
Put the sash on and leave the bed
to heat for several days. First the
manure will become very hot, then
after two or three days jt will grad
ually cool. The temperature will then
remain more moderate. No seeds
should be planted until the temper
ature of the soil has fallen below 85
degrees. sUse a thermometer, the bulb
of which is buried about 3 Inches deep
In the'soil. Feeling the bed with the
band is not a reliable method of tak
ing the temperature. Have a piece
of old carpet or a burlap mat to throw
over the sash for protection on ex
tremely cold nights.
Care ?V Hotbeds.
Hotbeds must be watched during
bright weather to prevent them be
coming too warm, as the sun shining
directly on the glass soon brings the
temperature above that suitable for
the growing of plants. ^
Ventilation ls provided by propping
the sash up at one side or the other
according to the direction of the wind.
Have the wind blow over the opening
and not directly Into the bed.
Cold fn.raes are hotbeds minus ar
tificial heat-simply sash-covered
frames with no pit under them but
banked up on the outside to keep out
the cold. They are useful for grow
ing plants that have been started in
hotbeds, and for hardening plants to
get them in condition to plant in the
garden. Sometimes a bed about 12%
feet in length covered by four regular
hotbed sash ls divided into two parts,
one port being made into a hotbed
and th? other a cold frame. This i?
tus excellent arranmore eat ?od one that
lt not ?xp?aaivQ?