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EVfABLISHED 1844 B
This "scribe". went to see his peo
ple at Lykeslard lastSunday and as
he had -a red-headed chauffeur he
had a good chance to observe the
.eo, etc, on the way. From J. C.
Chiplieys -to Columbia cotton and
e- are both poor, but below Co
unmbia wI ras surprised to see some
good cQton, and corn is better than
for miny years. I was surprised,
-toogst. tIe grei stacks of .hay along
I understood that 'about two mil
lion'dollars is being spent on the
Garner's ferry road from the old
Sampton place to Congaree river,
thfth I think thft includes one
bidtthe bridge to be built by Sum
t4.rd 1lhbland counties.
Hogaand rattlenlk s abotmd in
that section, and tbe .iA-er you go
down the "wormer" beY get.
Last Saturday -fternoon a select
number of the most distinguished
men of the county met at the old
Smith Spring and enjoyed a feast
of 'babecued pork and hash. The
only -gentlemen that I recognized in
the party from Winnsboro were
Lord Owens and C'oL. Tom Boulware.
'They did not even look in as they
passed down, but e'tliey returned
and after they had eaten the hog
they hailed me "hello old pardner."
Now wa not that a nice way to
treat a man who had not eaten much
that day, neither the day before; but
s Perry aid: Beekhqm were there
I could .not have.-enjoyed eating even
from the same table with
-d Ineverlike to eat
as to how it was o 'nei Ho2
ever, I do not accuse the parties of
any wrong doing, but Young Smith,
who lives just below me, disturbed
the whole community for four or
five nights after the mysterious bar
becue calling hogs. I have not yet
learned whether or not he found the
A few nights ago my boy, W. W.
Irby and S. L. Mann were possum
hunting, the dogs treed something
that did not smell like the best co
logne, and before they got quite to
the tree it jumped and hit, the
:round so close to Mr. Irby that he
had to bury his brodier's coat that
he was wearing. They decided af
ter Mr. Mann had smelled the coat,
that the varmint was a pole cat.
Mr. Guilds, president of Columbia
College, will make the address at
the annual meeting of -the Fairfield
and Richland Bible Society at Cedar
Creek church on Sunday, October 3,
at 11 o'clock a. m.
WV. R. -Smith spent the last week
end in Lancaster.
Mrs. A. C. Goldsmith and children
spent several days in Columbia re
Ernest Castles left last week for
Columbia, where he will enter the
University of South Carolina.
1. N. M~erchant, of Newberry spent
Friday evening in the community.
Mrs. C. L. Smith left Thursday
morning for Asheville.
Harry Trapp, of Columbia, was a
.visitor in the community Monday
Miss' Mary Goldsmith spent. Sun
day in Waynesboro, Ga.
Miss Sadie Smith attended the
Ashford-Cousinls wedding in Winns
boro Friday evening.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lyles,
Jr., a son, September 27th.
* Our school has opened and all of
the children are back at their books
hard at work, under thi~ manage
ment of Miss Ruby Rtdhardson, of
Messrs. P. B. Roberts and G. B.
Hagood have been attending court.
Misses Marig and Naomi and Dr.
J. L; Harrison were visitors in town
'irs. Laura Timms and daughter,
Miss Willie, spent the evening with
her brother, Mr. J. W. Harrison, one
a'y last week.
Mis Elma Steele. of Winnsboro,
,ent the week-end with her mother,
)[rs. Carrie -Steele.
Miss Ruby Richardson spent the
weik-end in Winnsboro.
Miss Mamie Crawford has return
ed from a visit in Columbia.
Mr. James Macfie and family spent
Sunday evening at the home of Mrs:
Mr. R, L. Steele of Charleston,
;pent the week-end at his old home
with his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Steele.
Ve are very sorry to report the
death of one of our oldest colored
about 90 years of age. Wade always
stood for that which was right and
was respected by both white and
Miss Mary Thomasson caine home
for a week so her mother, Mrs. J. F.
Thomasson, could go to see her
mother, Mrs. Fannie Haynes, who
was very sick.
The Mitford and Stover people
had i moonlight picnic Wednesday
evening, which was enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Mollie Dye is spending'a few
days with her daughtei, Mrs. John
'lutson, of Great Falls.
Mrs. J. F. Thomasson sjent Thurs
day with Mrs. J. M. Smarr.
Mr. Alex and Master J. B. Glass
spent Saturday with Mrs. B. F.
Mr. Rufus Keistler spent Sunday
with Mr. Alex. Glass.
Miss Mary Thomasson spent Sun
day night with her aunt, Mrs. J. S.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H Witherspoon
have returned home f-om a very I
pleasant visit to children and friends
in Sumter Silver and Pinewood
Will Keistler, Strother Ford and
Ned Young are delegates from Mt.
Zion church for the Sunday school
convention that met at Cool Branch,
Chestar county,- September 28th.
We had a refreshing and needed
rain the past week.
Peanuts is one thing the boll wee
vil has not destroyed, so we still
have one thing left.
Mr. C. S. Ford has returned from
court. He reports a pleasant time
while in town.
The Wateree news says that they
are building a new school house and
one that was needed from the re
ports that are brought out. This is
good news to its sistei- school and
to the teacher that will take' charge
and the community in general.
They may have their sociables,
moonlight picnics and drive their
Ford cars, but the "Scribe" has cane
12 feet high and six inches around.
Beat it if you can.
Mr. Strother Ford - is keeping
"bach", aifd he is a noted cook, so
Mr. W. K.. Dawson, of Columbia,
spent a day last ,week wvith Miss
Mr. R. M. Brice, who has been
in the barber business at Bamnberg
for several months, but now bac~k in
Winnsboro, spent Sunday at homre
with his parents.
Mr~ and Mrs. W. E. Taylor, of
Winnsboro, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Timms.
Mr. T. R. Brice, i of Winnsboro,
spent Sunday in the community.
Mr. and Mrs. James Park and lit
te sin, of Hillcrest, spent Sunday'
with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Timms.
Mr. R. M. Paul, of Lebanon, was
*in t'M community recently.
We a re sorry to learn that Mrs.
J. W. Luther is very sick, but hope
that she will be out again soon.
The Ridge school will start Monday
morning, October 3rd. The teacher
is Miss Tolbert, of Greenwood.
Mr. 'nd Mrs. Angus Nicholson
and cl.ddren have returned to Au
burn, after spending a week with
.ADICt YITHE "
Now that the boll weevil h
duced the yield of cotton to one e
per plough in most sections 9C
sguthern part of the county
so in sone other sections ot.
county, these in the -central
northern si'on of the county
are makintg om three to eight buq
per plough should consider t
selves very tortunate end now tak
warning for Apother year. You mag
say that we * l very likely l*V S
severe wintek2 followed by . dr$
summer and *t we will n ke
good cotton next year.
may. be true, I suppose we lo
and we have coMitions favora$en
the boll weevil again next yer,
you come up wit one bate to
plow, and have nothing you can:-,
to convert into cash. Well,
very easily happen, so right
your time. to make prepara
such a condition will not
Make up your mind now t
are ,going to raise Oe
need for man and beiast to
your farm and that yyu
somg cash out of other tlIings
cotton, for i think' it would 4
wise not to plant some
member thlat you -can gIOW.7SE*
hogs chickens and other .
sale, sell some cream anda
Your county - agent will
to hqp you get some fruit
set 4u, 4 an orchard,
adv 6u to see -ili-at'
order out your trees, Irs
ery siock is said to be very
Good peach trees can be bo
about thirty cents eAch.
Colman Turner, pig
a ini Droc, Jersey
Stevenson and Elizabeth Dye ilsp
have pigs that are gaining very
MUCH COTTON SOLD.
Dillon, Sept. 27.-The farmers in
this section have marketed cotton
faster up to this time than ever
known on the Dillon market. The
,lass of the cotton has been extra
good, due to the fact that since cot
,n began opening there have been
no rains at all. The first heavf rain
fall since September 1 came yester
lay afternoon. Since the middle of
-eptember there have been as many
as 300 to 400 bales of cotton sold
on this market almost daily. Cotton
sold freely today on the Dillon mar
ket at from 20 1-4 to 21 cents.
The best firms of the country are
represented here and competition is
keen at all times. The Dillon mills
have also been on the market for the
last three weeks and have seemed
keen for cotton. Large brokers also
have had special men here working
with the local representatives and
much cotton is being taken up by
The farmers are beginning to buy
seed grain for fall planting and ex
pect to plant large acreage of grain
and are going to cut cotton practic
1y out, due to the ravages of the
boll weevil, which has made its ap
warance very plentifully since the
first of August. There has been ab
solutely no top cotton crop at all
nd no blooms. If the weather con
tinues good, the cotton in Dillon
county will be all picked by October
15 to November 1. Practically no
cotton is being stored, but is being
ushed on the market as fast as it
FOOTBALL AT MT. ZION.
Hartsville high will he the first on
the local gridiron schedule, the Pee
Dee coming out of their lair Friday,
to atone for the melancholy defeats
of last year. The old gold and black
warriors expect a stiff fight, but are
slated to nose' out in the finish. The
game will commence at 3:30 in the
afternoon, and for the .joy of seeing
'em battle the spectators will be
taxed twenty-five and thirty--fife
cents, with alr "take and put" tactics
The local team this year will pre
sent a new set of players, many of
the old stars having departed to
shine in collegiate football.
t :PIANS FIGHT.
R. C. Hamer, president of the
South Crolina division of the Amer
ican, Cotton association, said yes
teisy that he had read with a great
deal of iziterest of the action of the
)mmi#ee which met in Columbia
Tuladay to consider an agricultural
.?rgram which would meet the con
caused by the invasion of the
weevil, and said the cotton asso
ciion would welcome the suppdrt
$j the committee and all existing
'The American Cotton associa
said Mr. Hamer, "has for some
*ne been giving most earnest con
eration to the conditions confront
1 he cotton belt bicause of the
and how they- could best be
et. .'wo plansawhrch were thought
be Ihe mogssuitable .nd most
eaibe were submitted -v t rder
of, ti members of the Amer
(~ttpa-ssociation. 2very far
suked to vote for the plan
Fa thought the most feasible
which could- most effectively be
arried out. Great interest wasstaken
in the referendum and approximately
50,000 votes were cast.
"The pl:r adopted by an 4er
whelming vote follows:
"First. Three-fourths' of all open
lands to bb devoted to food and feed
bcops and to pasturage for live stock.
"Sicond. One-fourth of the culti
a U 'and to be planted in cottdn,
wei '~lized and worked .so as to
arodip the best yield under the most
oie4tc oditions of labor and oth
"Tsi Encourage the rapid or
of statewide co-operative
associations for handling
nd other farm products.
Adopt economic 'reforms
an mcienctfl the .pture baling,
,varehousing, financing a4d market
"The South Carolina division of
the American Cotton asiociation is,
>f course, committed to this plan,
nd will make every effort within its
ower to put it across in South Car
lina. We are already pushing with
11 if the vigor at our command the
:ampaign for the formation of the
outh Carolina Cotton Growers' Co
perative association. We plan to
begin shortly a food and feedstuffs
mpaign and we shall make every
affort within our power to have the
farmers plant only ore-fourth of
1ai cultivated lands in cotton next
spring in order that the cotton may
be intensively cultivated and the
ravages of the boll weevil reduced
:o a minimum.*
"We propose to devote most of the
me of the annual meeting of the
South Carolina Cotton association in
December to a discussion of the boll
weevil and it is our hope to have
he foremost experts of'the country
with us at that time to tell us how
cotton can best be grown under
"The American Cotton association
at its annual meeting in Birming
ham October 26-29'will discuss plans
for putting the program into effect
over the belt generally.
"We ask the united support of the
people of the state in our campaign
Surely this is a time when the peo
pie of the state must stand together
and 'meet the menace which con
BOY SMOTHERED IN COTTON.
The Sheltcn community was very
much shocked on Tuesday, when it
was learned that little Raymond
Dickerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Dickerson, of Shelton community,
had been smothered to death while
playing in the cotton in the cotton
He was a bright and promising
child, and was in his sixth year of
age. Funeral services were held at
Cool' Branch church, conducted by
'the pastor, on Wednesday after
Besides his parents, the deceased
is- survived by four brothers and
NEWS FROM THE
Mr. N. A. White and little son,
Billie, are on a visit to Mir and Mrs.
.. R. Dickinson at Clinton, Mass.
Mr. H. C. Everett, Jr., treasurer
of Winnsboro Mills, with offides at
60 Federal street, Boston, Mass., ar
rived in our village Monday morn
ig. Mr. Everett was entertained at
he home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A.
-Johnstone. He left. Wednesday af
ternoon for Columbia, We thank
\1r. Everett for this extended visit.
We are always glad to have our
friends and officials from the home
>ffice to honor us with their visits.
Rev. and Mrs. Geo. C. Gibson wil
leave Friday morning for Sylvania,
Ga. They will make the trip by
Mr. W. E. Sentell, owner of a
"trick Ford", managed last Satur
day afternoon to "bust" a wheel off
of a gldred farmer's buggy without
injuring anyone. The iegrp said he
was knocked out of tile boggy, lIut
11r. Sentell saysjttat he never did
iee him leave hi seat in the buggy.
It just showi how terribly scared a
fellow can 'et when one of these
trick John Henry's ducks its- nead
aid takes 'a plunge at you. Mr.
Sentell satisfied the scared victim by
placing a few simoleons in his-.hand
is compensation for the smashed
wheel. We are going to gife Sentell
he road from now on.
Mr. "Happy" Adams, of Columbia,
representative -of . the - ddy Motor
Co., who handle the famoUi Buick
automobiles, was i tou vibge
Tuesday demonstrating one of t s
1922 model, five-passenger cars.
ioticed that our good friend W,
Rambow was riding in E' new
speed wagon, and we believe that hE
hid Mr. Adams come all the waf
from . ColumbiW to give- bn a
day ride. l - bow may be
Bob Dale said "shucks, Rambow Is
iot going to buy any car. He can
run his other jobs on that hot air
of his, but it takes money, hard
money, to buy and run an automo
bile." -We are waiting to see what
success Rambow's hot air will have
1 the purchase and operation of a
Mrs. J H. Wells has been criti
-1ly ill for the past week, but we
anderstand. that she is improving.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ben
iett, a fine baby boy, who has been
named James Robert, Jr.
Mr, Ben Wilson and family spent
~he week-end in Columbia, guests of
elatives. They returned Sunday
Mr. G..H. Lokey spent the day in
hester Sunday, visiting with his
Mr. W. G. Barbour came over
romn Camden Monday morning and
was with us for several days.
On last Suniday afternoon the B.
Y. P. U. of the Baptist church'gave
it's first regular program since the
completion and perfecting of the or
ganization. A large number of the
young people were present. About
half of the number present took
some active part in the program.
This is an organization for the
training and developing of the young
people in the Baptist church. How
ver, all young Christians of what
ever denomination and even those
who are not Christians, may share
in this splendid work. Mr. Parby
'loyd is president and he asks us to
rge all of the young pe'ople, ages
3 to 30, to join the union.
Mr. S. S. Paine, former superin
tendent of the Lawton Mills, Plain
eld, Conn., and now of the Cotton
Research Co., of Bosteon, Mass.,
spent Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday in our village. Mr. Paine
was selected by representatives of
the Lockwood, Greene & Co., Mgrs.,
to make tests at the mills of this or
ganization ,rather than have all. tests
made in the laboratory of the Cot
ton Research Co. It is hoped that
these local tests may be a factor
to stimulate greater interest 'in the
work of the Cotton Research Co.
from a local point of view.
Mr. G. H. Lokey made a business
trip to Columbia Wednesday.
Messrs. Wardlaw and Kauffman,
of the Atlanta office of Lockwood.
FEW CASES TREIM
The first case set for trial oi n
day morning was that .of
again'st Eljison, , but this cae d
not go to trial, it being compro
The next case, and one of consid-.
erable interest, was that of F 1. Y
Gadsden against the countythe coun
ty being represented by W. D.- Doug
las, its attorney, and the plaintiff by
Messrs. McDonald& McDonald,
resulted in a verdict of $300 for
plaintiff for top soil used f
bniding of the road from
boro to Simpson.
The case of the county aaInst.
the Ricbardson estate along s
line, resulted in 7w i af 4
for the Richvar e tol
These easl0:i4ot u
The case- s.-.X CU
the Southert.Rilwa y
up the eat *r day Wednesda a
all of 'lUinday moi niing T
tie was represelnted b
W. Rgpadale and 3.
and the efen b its
Messrs. 1(eDoond f
sum of $10,000 aleged
psge4for the *intit;
Albuminoid Ammoni ....O0u
Nitrogen in Nitrate& ........ 0.10-6;"
Nitrogen in Nitrites..
Total solids ............. 56.00
Bacterial indications of contam
Remarks: Analysis indicate 4'
ter to be of good quality .and its
- Respectfully submitted,"
F. L. Parker, M. D.
Miss Alice Ashford and Mr. Ohi
Cousin surprised their many friends
Friday afternoon by quietly motor
ing to the Baptist parsonage 1a
Winnsboro, where they were mar
ried by the bride's pastor, Rev. John
Mrs. Cousins it' the attractive
daughter of Mr. W. 'R. Ashfocll,
an'd never looked more preW ibaa
on her wedding day.
Mr. Cousins is a prominent farmer a
Misses Sadie Smith,.Magaret 'Ash
ford and Messrs. I. N. Merchant, of
Newberry, Hugh Mann and ,Bol
Pope were the only witnesses of the
Mr. and Mrs. Cousins caught t
4:40 train going north for points unD
known. They will be at home t@
their many friends at Newberry af
ter September 28.
We regret very much that this
marriage will take Mrs. .Cousins ~
from our vicinity.
This happy couple have the best
wishes of hundreds of friends for a t
long and happy life..
Greene & Co., Engineers, sp'ent the
day in our village Wednesday.
Mr. W. W. Cook, of th architeO'
tural department of Lockwood Greens
& Co., Enagineers, of Boston, Ma
paid us a visit Wednesday..
The recent rains came in -timer S
save the collards and fall, flown
Our feelings were helped
ably too. - -
Mr. . Chprlie Windhamin -
1een away from Winnsiof
ral months, is in our villa~e
ands with friends this #se '