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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21,1916
Red Cross Activities. Knights
Observed "Patriotic Day."
Baraca Class Held Picnic
The First Aid class of the Red
Cross have completed the course of
study and in a few days will stand
the examination, some physician of
Columbia to conduct this. There
were 25 when the class first started
in June, but some have gone away
for summer trips, so there will be
about 15 to stand the examination.
These may never go into the Red
Cross work, but the instructions re
ceived will be very helpful and it is
well to know all these things.
Mr* John Saber, who is on duty
in the Commissary Department in
Charleston, spent the week-end here
with relatives, and everyone was de
lighted to see him.
Miss Ella Jacobs has gone to
Ninety Six to visit Mrs. George
Last Friday was observed here
by the K. of P. as "Patriotic Day,"
this being done all over the state,
and in the evening a splendid ad
dress was heard in the auditorium
by Prof. Rembrant of Spartanburg.
The stage was decorated in patri
otic colors and seated with the
speaker were, Revs. J. H. Thacker
and M. L. Rester. Dr. J. A. Do
bey introduced the speaker in a
most pleasant manner, and the ad
dress of Prof. Rembrant was heard
with fervent interest. The orchestra
furnished bright and patriotic
Rev. W. S. Brooke is conduct
ing a revival this week at Trenton,
having concluded a splendid meet
ing during the past week at Ward.
Mr. and Mrs- J. A. Lott and
Marion are at home from a trip to
Miss Laura Carter of Scotland
NecK, N. C., is the guest of Miss
Emma Bouknight at Mulberry Hill.
On Friday evening a most delight
ful affair was given in lier honor,
and all present enjoyed the hours
spent in this pleasant and ' attractive
home. The night was an ideal one
. and the drive out was a pleasant
feature. During the latter part of
the time the hostess served an elab
orate salad course with iced tea.
Dr. L. S. Maxwell was summoned
to Walhalla Thursday by telegram
which stated the death of his bro
ther. He remained with his home
people for several days.
Mrs. Joseph Cox is able to be up
again after an illness of several
Miss Cornelia Webb and Mr.
Arthur Webb of Trenton, and Mr.
Watkins of Chappell, have b?en
visiting in the home of Mr. A. P.
The Baraca class of the Baptist
Sunday school gave a picnic on
Thursday last, those invited being
the members of the Fidelis class
and many other friends.
The picnic wis held at Yonce
pond, and a cooler or more ideal
spot could not have been found.
Some spent a part of the time in
bathing and fiishing while others
sat under .the huge trees chatting
and playing games.
A bountiful dinner was spread
with iced tea, lemonade and frozen
Mrs. Peter Eppes of Macon, Ga.,
is expected soon to visit friends.
Miss May Watson has gone to
Americus, Ga., to visit her sister,
Mrs. Luther Lott.
Mrs. Annie B. Harrison is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. James Cul
lnm at Hartsville.
Mrs. Lilly Andrews of Tenn.,
has arrived to spend awhile with
her daughter, Mrs. Archie Lewis.
Miss Ellie Johnson who has been
at the sanitarium in Greenville for
sometime, is back at her home here
and her condition seems much im
Mrs. J. Howard Payne, little
Margaret, and Miss Hortense Pad
gett and Mr. Elliott Lewis spent a
part of last week at Meeting Street
in the home of Mr. Alec Watson.
Mesdames J. M. Turner and B.
T. Adams spent last week at Chap
pells with Mrs. Harry C. Strother.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Eidson and
children, and Miss Clara Sawyer
have gene to Hiddenite, N. C., to
spend two weeks, the trip being
made in their car.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott, and
Misses Elizabeth and Effie Allen
Lott spent Sunday here with Mr.
^ Getting Into Good Ph.
?il Condition Now.
Major Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, i
iner chief of the staff of the L
ted States Navy, stopped readin
mass of memoranda from Ma
Gen. Pershing long enough to-(
to answer a question that ra
vitally interest every young n
who has been drafted or may
callei to the colors. That quest
was; 'JWhat shall the drafted n
do between now and the time
will be called to the service
"It would be a splendid thin;
said Gen. Bliss, "if every you
man put himself in good physi
condition. He can do this by |
ing to a gymnasium or a little wc
each day outdoors. Let him dev<
an hour a day, preferably in 1
early morning, to exercise, a
the result in a few weeks will
that he will be able to withsta
"The transition from civil life
military service is sometimes t
sudden for the comfort of the im
vidual. Soreness and fatigue, la
of wind, and strained muscles a
surely characteristic of the recrui
experience, but this need not ha
pen at all. The drafted man ca
in a few weeks, so condition hil
self that he will hardly notice t
"Let the young man begin 1
taking a brisk walk every day,
twenty or thirty minutes, graduai
increasing the length of his hik
It will strengthen the muscles i
his legs, and make it easy for hi
to march long distance later on. (
course-the best thing the draft?
man could do would be to engaj
in sports and games which will d'
velop his stamnia and barden h
muscles. There is plenty of tin
for everyune to get physical trail
ing. It helps not only to make be
ter soldiers and to start the ind
vidual on the road to promotio
sooner, but it makes the recruit
life happier. One-half of the com
plaints that come from recruit
about food and disagreeable cond
tions of living are due directly t
the irritable state of mind of th
soldier. All this could be elimina
ted if the drafted man would tak
advantage of the interval betweei
now and the autumn to train him
self. Each man knows best per
haps, how to do that for himseli
each man can make the transitioi
for himself as gradual as is consist
ent with his strength, and at thi
end of a few weeks, at any rate
when the drafted men are called ti
arms, we should have a splendic
body of men in good physical con
dition. The time to start is ligh
now.'r-Kew York Evening Post.
and Mrs. J. Neil Lott. Their man;
friends were delighted to see them
Mrs. M. A. Haiet is now able ti
be out again after several weeks o
illness. Everyone is glad to see bei
Misses Elliot and Conya Hardj
will go to Walhalla soon to visii
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson is at hom?
from a visit to the home of her son,
Mr. George Nickerson in Columbia,
Messrs. James Lott and Roben
McMath of Americus, Ga., have
been visiting in the home of Mr. J.
Neil Lott, and are now staying in
the home of Mr. A. P. Lott.
The Civic League has placed the
garbage cans on the streets, and it
is hoped that these will be a great
aid in keeping paper and other
things from accumulating on the
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
in a charming manner Friday after
noon at her attractiue suburban
home, and besides the members of
the Sewing Club there were several
other guests invited. Two very
pleasant hours were spent, and a
most delicious repast was served.
The Cannery has been doing good
work and all kinds of vegetables
and fruits have been stored up.
The women of Johnston have
been doing their part to conserve
produce, and have also done can
ning at home, besides making jelly
preserves, pickles and drying fruit.
It is really interesting to see in
some of the pantrys.
Even the young girls have enter
ed into the spirit, and in one home
the pickle making was turned over
to one of the young ladies, and as
she was very fond of this she has
on hand, nineteen gallons of various
! District Attorney Thurmond Has
Made His Annual Report.
The United States attorney for
the Western District of South Caro
lina has just submitted his annual
report to the attorney general, show
ing the business transacted in the
Federal court during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1917. The report
shows that seventy-nina civil cases
and one hundred and forty-four
criminal cases were begun. Ninety
one orirainal cases and seventy-nine
civil cases were concluded. .
When the new district was cf?str
ed sixty contracts had been made
for the purcnase of land by "the
government under the Week's forest
ry law. These cases had been pend
ing for two or three years, but no
action had been taken towards ac
quiring the land for the govern
ment. The Federal officials of this
district have been working consist
ently and persistently upon these
cases, and as a result twenty cases
have been concluded and the remain
ing forty will likely be concluded
within the next six months. These
cases require an immense amounjrof
clerical and detail work, and the de
partment of justice is very exacting
in its requirements as to the legal
The report shows a marked in
crease in the business of the court
over last j ear, and by many is re
garded as confirming the wisdom of
creating a separate Federal Court
for the upper section of South Caro
lina. During the fisc.il year ending
June 30, 1916, twelve civil and
seventy-nine criminal cases were
commenced while ten civil and
seventy-three criminal ca?es were
lt is a noteworthy fact that during
the fiscal year juet ended there were
seventy-nine convictions out of a
total of eighty-two criminal oases
The annual report of the office?of
the clerk of court shows.a large in
crease in the amount of- business
handled over previous years. As is
known this office is run on, tkfcgfee
basis, subject to laws ' gWvdWijg
same. After paying all salaries and
expenses the clerk forwarded to the
treasury of the United States more
than -H,000 in excess of earniugs.
Clemson College, S. C., July 28.
The rutabaga is one of the best if
not the best turnip grown for win
ter use. The productiveness and
hardiness combined with the keep
ing quantitv makes it very valua
Like other root crops, rutabagas
do best on deep, fertile sandy loam
but may be successfully grown on
other fertile soils that are well sup
plied with organic matter- It is
very necessary that the soil be deep
ly and thoroughly prepared other
wise the roots are likely to he ill
shaped. When rutabagas follow
early maturing crops that have been
heavily fertilized, little fertilizer is
needed. Turnips require little ni
trogen but a liberal supply of phos
phoric acid and potash. An excess
of barnyard manure, or highly ni
trogenous commercial fertilizers,
will encourage top-growth at the
expense of the root.
This turnip should be planted
between August 1st., and Septem
ber 1st. Seed should be sown in
rows 3 feet apart and the plants
thinned 8 to 12 inches apart in the
drill. In dry weather, the stand
will be moie regular where seed
are sown in shallow drills on the
leyel and "fimed" into the soil by
rolling a wheelbarrow or wheel
plow over them.
Cultivation should commence as
soon as the plants show well along
the row and be continued after
each rain, so as to retain the
A little girl aged 3, had been left
in the nursery by herself, and her
brother arriving to find the door
* I wants to tum in, Cissie," said
"But you tant tum in, Tom."
"But I wants to."
'Well, I's in my nightie-gown,
an' nurse says little boys mustn't
see little girls in their nighty
After an astonished and reflective
silence on Tom's side of the door
the miniature Eve announced tri
umphantly: "You tan tam in now,
Tom; I tooked it off 1"-Ladies'
Five Weeks Training Offered
Boys at Greenwood.
Greenwood, July 29.-Col. F. N.
K. Bailey, superintendent of the
Bailey Military Institute, was in
?town yesterday on his return from
Charleston, where he had been to
complete arrangements for the con
duct of the first junior training
camp in the State. Col. Bailey had
been to Charleston to confer with
head officers of the Southeastern
Department. The junior camp will
open at Bailey on August 8 and
will continue for five weeks. The
use of the barracks at the institute
will be had for the housing of che
attendants at the camp. The use
of the rifles and military equipment
at the institnte will also be permit
ted- Applicants will be required
to furnish their own blankets, sheets,
pillows and towels. Col. Bailey
says they will be able to enroll not
more than two hundred boys in the
camp. The training will appeal
especially to those who have been
drafted and who wish to get pre
paratory training before going into
the regular training camp, though
it is probable that there will be a
number who may wish to attend the
camp who have not reached the age
limit. The list may include boys
from 16 on up to the age of 31 or
even older should there be any one
who may wish to take this taste of
A prominent army officer, in
speaking of the camp, says: "This
offers for the boys who can afford
it a splendid vacation and an op
portunity to learn a great.deal about
what a soldier has to know and from
the parent's standpoint it ought to
make a most powerful appeal." He
goes on to refer to the value of the
training itself and of the, friend
ships formed in the camp and says
it will be valuable to him whether
he be called to the colors or not.
He says: "It is indeed fortunate
that there are such. institutions as
the Bailey Military Institute that
are willing and anxious to do their
bit in assisting development of
young American m?nhoocu" : Ap
plications should be made to Col.
F. N. K. Bailey ???at Greenwood.
The charges for expenses are $25
payable to the quartermaster.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will meet on Monday
afternoon at 4:3u o'clock witu Mrs.
John Mays. The following pro
gramme will be carried out:
Paper, "Temperance and Child
Training," Mrs. W. VV. Fuller.
Piano duett, Misses Helen Dorn
and Ruth Lyon.
Paper, "Disease and degeneracy,
the heritage of the Drunkaid's off
spring," Mrs. Rainsford.
All members are requested to
bring their knitting needles and
thread and continue the knitting of
Those who do not knit are asked
to bring needles, thread and thim
ble for making napkins. Old linen
and soft cloth of all kinds are
needed and can be made at the
meeting. Three dozen linen nap
kins were hemmed at the last one.
A half dozen pillow cases are lack
ing to finish the packages.
Each member- who has not con
tributed to the Hospital Ambulance
Fund is requested to bring a con
Mrs. J. L. Mims, President.
No Basket Dinners.
In planning for their annual pro
tracted services this summer, some
of the country churches in the
county will discontinue the serving
of dinner at the church. Some will
serve basket dinner on Sunday but
not daring the week. The striking
out of this picnic or social feature
has necessitated a change in the
hour of services. At the close of
the morning service, held at the
usual hour, all will return to their
homes for dinner and meet at the
church for a night service at 8:30
o'clock. This complete change in
the order of service is something of
an experiment for the country
churches, but it is hoped that it will
be attended with satisfactory results.
In order that there may be no con
fusion, would it not be well for the
churches to announce the hours for
service? Then persons who reside
at a distance who desire to attend
will not be in doubt. The Adver
tiser will be pleased to serve the
churches by making such announce
Governor Catts a Descendant of
South Carolina Smylys.
The following sketch of Gov.
Sidney Johnson Catts of Florida
will be of interest to our readers, as
Gov. Catts is a descendant of the
Smiyly family of South Carolina.
The article quoted is from The
Florida Times-TJnijn, a copy of
which was sent several members of
the family, among them being Miss
Ina Hill, Mrs. P. N. Lott of Johns
ton, and others. As an introduc
tion to the sketch a little history
will be of interest.
Major John Srayly came from
Antrim County, Ireland, before the
Revolution and settled in Colleton
county. Major Smyly was in Capt.
William Mills' volunteer company
in the Revolution, and in 1777 mar
ried Margaret Caldwell of the dis
tinguished family of that name.
The children of this marriage
were Eleanor, born 1779, John 1783,
Dan, born 1794, and Samuel, 1796,
both died unmarried, and buried at
Cannon Creek Church yard in New
berry county, and James, born 1789.
About 1798, Margaret Caldwell
Smyly died, and the father, Major
Smyly married again to Miss Charity
Tuthstone of Colleton county.
The children numbering five went
to Newberry to their mother's rela
tives, the Caldwell's, and were there
John Smyly the second child was
the grandfather of Gov. Catts. He
married Miss Rebecca DeWalt of
Newberry and in 1824 moved to
Alabama as the sketch indicates.
The youngest child James settled
in Edgefield and married Grace Jo
anna Coats, also of a former New
berry family and lived at Meeting
Street for many years, the ancestor
of all the Smyly family of this sec
Mrs. Margaret Smyly Landrum
who lived far beyond the three score
years and ten in Edgefield was a
daughter of Col. James Smyly a?d
named for his mother Margaret
Eleanor Cannon is buried at Stev
ens ?Qppfe^nrc?jjM .are; -all the
Smylys who lived in Edgefield.
"About 1824, in the early pioneer
days of Alabama, at the same time
that Gen. Lafayette and his attend
ants were approaching the river
boundary between Georgia ami Ala
bama, John Smyly, the maternal
ancestor of Sidney Johnson Catts,
appeared on the banks with his
family and retinue of slaves on his
way from South Carolina to Ala
John Smyly, upon recognizing
the great French-American patriot,
LaFayette, offered to give him pre
cedence in the passage over the
river, but the ferryman insisted
"first come, first served." This
pioneer settler in Alabama was
closely allied in blood kinship to
the celebrated Caldwell family of
South Carolina and also to the great
statesman, John C. Calhoun, the
boy of the slashes of the Palmetto
state. John Smyly settled in what
is now Dallas county, Alabama, ana
soon owned one of the largest plan
tations in the state. Some years
afterwards Adeline Smyly, a
daughter of this famous pioneer
married ..Samuel W. Catts, a Virgin
ian by birth, and a verjT successful
merchant and planter. When Sam
uel W. Catts, who was .afterwards
a captain in the Confederate army,
left Alexandria, Va., to go to Ala
bama, Mr. Bloxhara, his firs' cous
in, came with him and settled in
Florida. He was the father of Gov.
Bloxham of Florida. Mr. Catts
was proud of his wife, and the
Catts' home was noted for its great
hospitality. He loved fine stock,
and always possessed a span of
Kentucky-bred horses. The young
couple made their home on the
Catts plantation, where in 1863 Sid
ney Johnson Catts was born. At
the age of three an unfortunate ac
cident deprived him of the sight of
one eye. The wound was inflicted
by a pair of scissors accidentally
while he and his nurse were cutting
pictures. Mrs. Catts was left a
widow soon afterwards, in comfort
able circumstances. This lady is
described by a near relative as be
ing an aristocratic person of culture
and great refinement. Her educa
tion was obtained at Judson college
and she was one of the four of the
first graduating class. Her rather,
John Smyly, was a presbyterian,
but the daughter under the influence
of the Baptist institution became a
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
W. C. T. U. Held Important
Meeting Thursday. Repre
sentatives Sent to Aspar
The W. C. T. TJ. held a very im
portant meeting with Mrs. M. M.
Padgett on Thursday afternoon
last-one division made was that
on Friday evening of this week a
musicale will be given on the beau
tiful lawn adjacent to to the home
of Mrs. T. P. Salter, Trenton's best
tallent will be heard and a rare treat
is in store for those who attend.
Admission 15 and 10 cents., and as
this money will be used for a no
ble put pose, we bespeak a liberal
patronage for these ladies.
Misses Mary Helen Harrison and
Oarrine Clarke have gone to Ridge
Spring to be the guests of Miss Sara
The Trenton representative who
attended Asparagus growers associ
ation at Williston are very load
in their praises of the unbounded
hospitality of the citizens of that
prosperous town. Those from here
were Messrs. P. B. Day, P. B Day,
Jr., J. M. Vann, I. A. Webb, Geo. '
Miller, Clair Day, Walter Marsh,
Ed. Harrison, Sidney Miller, C. L.
Crouch, L. C. Eidson, J. M. Swear
ingen and family, Pearce Salter,
B. J. Harrison and family, T. P.
Salter, Frank Salter, Tom Salter
and Henry Salter.
Mr. Geo. Swearingen, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. J. N. Fair,
Mrs. Wallace Wise motored to Co
lumbia, where they spent a delight
Mr. M. M. Padgett and his family
are enjoying a beautiful new Buick.
Miss Ray Swearingen is spending
sometime at Calhoun falls.
The revival services at Ebenezer,
which have been drawing such large
and interested congregations came
to a close on Wednesday evening
and the ordinance of baptism was
administered to Misses . Laurie
Moore, Cornelia BWebb, Eva Dun
can, Messrs Wise . Roper, Roy
Crouch, Wright Moore. Rev.
Gaines was assisted in conducting
this meeting by Rev. Porter M.
Bailes from Greer a very able and
earnest minister, whom to hear
once signified that you'd be anx
ious to hear him again.
There is a very prepossessing
young gentleman from Fairfax mik
ing constant visits to our neighbor
hood, so much so as to arouse the
suspicion of everybody, and we
shall henceforth watch him very
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Sr., and Mrs.
J. D. Mathis, Jr., enjoyed a lovely
snend-the-day party at Mrs. Lydia
Seigler's hospitable home at Eureka
on Tuesday, meeting congenial
friends from Aiken and Johnston.
It was a great pleasure to find among
those from Aiken, our friends Mrs.
Joe Brimson aud Mrs. Gillam.
Sen. and Mrs. B. R. Tillman are
enjoying a day here after being in
the hot city of Washington where
the Senator has been a conspicuous
figure in affairs there.
We welcome in our midst, genial
Frank Miller of Ropers, who has
come to visit his aunt, Mis. Susie
Miller, during the absence of Messrs.
P. B. and Douglas Wise.
Thursday Card Club.
Mrs. Willis J. Duncan was host
ess to the Thursday card club at its
last meeting. All of the members
were present and the occasion was
one of unalloyed pleasure, the host
ess maintaining her reputation as a
most charming entertainer. M?88
Katherine Fitzmaurice was a visitor
and guest of honor. At the close
of the game of bridge it was found
that Mrs. Lucy Dugas had made the
top score and was presented with
the first prize, a box of beautiful
stationery. Hereafter the club will
present a prize at each meeting in
stead of recording the score and
presenting a prize at the close of
the series. At the meeting Thurs
day the prize, a dozen tea napkins,
awarded for the past series of gamea
waa presented to Mrs. J. H. Tomp
kins. The social hour had a fitting
close with the refreshments, broiled
chicken on toast, hot rolls and ieee
tea, which were served by the host
ess. The next meeting of the clut
will be held at the home of Mrs. A.
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