FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS
AS TOLD BY CORRESPONDENTS
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economize in all things: So in view
of all these things, I bored a hole
in a plank, poked my dog's tail
-irough it, and tied a knot on the
end-in order to keep him from beat-,
, me to my persimmon trees in the1
moruings. Still I vas getting no per
simmons. So on a bright moonlight
night I decided to walk around and
SOB what I could see, and to my sur
paise I found Beckham and a bunch
of his little boys at the tree. Three
of the boys had climbed up into '.ne
tree and the others were filling their
bucekets on the ground. Well, there
was nothing left for me to do but go
back and turn the dog loose so that
all' might fare alike.
It Wfs my pleasure to meet Mr.
John McMeekin, of Jenkinsville, in
town last Saturday. He, unlike the
Monticello McMeekins, is a real good
looking man. He had a bunch of
brigt little children following him
around, and judging from their sizes
they must have come in pairs. Mrs.
McMeekin, I presume, is a success
ful cattle dealer, as I heard him
speaking of buying d4ttle by the car
taed. L think that he is going to
nlAe mules another season.
I have always looked on Mayor
Robinson as a man who is e'ver look
ing out for the best interests of the
tarn, but I see that J. L. Bryson and.
Dr. Hamilton are still allowed to
rism at large over the town unat
Mr. Supervisor, our new bridge
has "done took an fall in agin." I
would suggest that two-byfours be
put back, clear of knots at that as
the span is twenty feet or more.
The minister at Greenbrier, in one
of his able discourses the other day,
told the people that if there was a
man emong them who had obtained
a dollar by fraudulent means that
there was no heaven for him unless
he restore to the last penny. And I
thought if such a. movement of res
toration should start, what a host of
paupers there would be in this coun
The community gathered this mor
sing for the opening exercises of
Wateree school in the new building.
We feel proud that at last we have
a' nice modern school house. For
this We have been planning a good
many days. We want to give the
children of this section a chance to
make good in life. Every child has
a right to the very best we can give
* and if he does not get it then some
body is responsible and accountable
Did you ever think of the lan
guage of a child's tears ? One day
the daughter of Pharoah went to the
river to bathe. She discovered a
small boat among the rushes and or
'ered it brought to her. On opening
the small craft she beheld an aban
oned child, "And behold the baby
mt." What did those tears say ?
Give me 'a chance to live and make
good, and give me that chance on
credit. The child got the chance an~d
the result was Moses. The children
of this section have not had the.
r:hance they should have' had, but
by the co-operation of the people
they shall have a better chance from
this' time forward, We are makingz
progress -already. Last session the'
enrolhnent reached 19 and this was
by far larger than for several years,1
but , this session we will enroll 35.
S-o people can no longer speak of'
---school as a little hand full. This
r ally calls for two teachers and we
-planning to that end.
We were delighted to havewith us
Bev. G. G. Mayes and Hon, Wilson
Uanahan. We enjoyed their in
structive and encouraging speeches.
~e hope the people will heed their,
'rds of advice and that much fru it
will grow therefrom.
The Ladies Aid Society met at the
home of Mrs. H. G. Wylie last SntL
"r'day and report a profitable meet
Mr. Sam Stewart and Mr. Mar
- all Morrison of Great Falls, were
' the neighborhood Sunday.
Mrs. W. T. Raines motored t
.Cheater Wednesday on businces.
* Miss Julia Nichols was visiting
a few of her friends in Mitfo~rd last
The people of Mitford are sorry
to learn of the illness of Mrs. C, E.
Miss Jo Miller Glass, (of Rock Hill,
snent the week-end withi her wiother.
Mrs. John S. Glass.
Miss Mary Thomasson, of Rock
Hill, spent the .week-ed1 with her
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Moor'e. of
Chester, spent a while with ker
mother last week. They left Sun
day for New Orleans, where they
will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Ford and fam
y spent a while Sunday afternoon
with Mrs. John S. Glass.
Mr. John Keistler and son, Rufus,
took dinner with the Glasses Sunday.
We are glad to report that Miss
Ruth Mackin is very much improved.
She has gone to Montreat, N. C.,
.vhere she will spend a few weeks
it the summer home of her cousins,
Mr. Cullen Nicholson and Mrs. C. M.
\IcWhirter, of Union.
Mrs. John Timms and children, of
Winnsboro, spent Sunday with Mr.
nd Mrs. James T. Young.
Messrs. Jno. Humphries and James
yields, of Winnsboro, spent the week
"I with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hum
Messrs. Raymond Young and Ed
ar Timms, of Hickory Ridge, vis
ted in the ;ommunity Sqnday eve
Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh Misses
Xnnie Humphries, Jessie Lee Hum
hries, Helen Mackin, Eunice Broom
and Marie Young attended the ser
vices at the Baptist church in Winns
!-oro Sunday evening.
Mr. J. L. Shupping had his foot
badly mashed whileworking at An
derson quarry. He was taken to the
hospital in Columbia.
Mr. Charles Shupping and family
ave moved to SalisburY, N. C.
Mr. Wesley Rutland, of Columbia,
-pent the week-end at home.
Mrs. John Whalen, of Georgia. is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Pleasant.
The Messrs. Leitner, of Lakes
land, spent the week-end with their
sister, Mrs. NVillian, Ralph Ashford.
Messrs Roy Pleasnt and Wallace
Gaymond, of Salisbury, spent the
week-end with their parents. They
returned Sunday afternoon and were
accompanied by Mr. Alton Pleasant.
Mr. J. L. McQueen spent Sunday
Several attended- the teacher's
eeting at the Greenbrier school
,se Friday night.
Mr Maxey Young and sisters,
'isses Emma Mae and Marie Young
Lended the dance at Hickory Ridge
riday night. A very -pleasant eve
ing was spent.
The community was very much
-cked by the sad news' of the death
Mrs. J. G. Davis, of Columbia.
e made many friends here while
siting her daughter, Mrs. J. C.
-orne, who lived here for many
Mrs. W. F. Mackin spent several
~s in Columbia recently.
Several of the young people at
tended the J. P. M. S. Monday af
-noon at Mrs. D. C. Ruff's at
Master William Drew has re
torned home from Atlanta, Ga.,
where he had been .for treatment.
We arp glad to report that he is
very 1nuch improved.
We are sorry to report that Mrs.
ihlson, who brs been sick for
several months. in not ;2moroving.
Messrs. John Humphries Hubert
ostles and Marion Castles had a
erv successful o'possum hunt last
,ek. They caught four in a. very
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dobbs, of At
lanta, Ga., annouce the marriage of
their daughter, Lucille Elizabeth,
SRobert R. Shedd, of MonticelM;,
'C., on October 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Shedd will mnake
hei home in Pittsburg, Pa., when~
f:. Shedd is employed as sales en
ineer for the Westinghouse El"e
.ral Manufacturing Co. ,
Notice is hereby given that an
lction will be held on Tuesday, Oc
cher 25, 1921, at the store of Blair
Frazier Company, Blairs, S. C., on
the question of issuing coupon bonds
f School District No. 13, of -the
'cunty of Fairfield, State aforesaid,
> the amount of three thousand dol
lars for the purpose of erecting a
-,hool building. Only qualified .vo
ters mays vote .at said election.
Those in favor of issuing said bonds
-ill use a ballot written or printed
TFor Bonds. Those opposed will use
, ballot written or printed "Against'
J. B. Frazier, Jr., L. M. Blair and
T. B. Wilkes have been appointed.
managers of said election; which has,
been ordered by the Board of Trus
tees of said School District.
W. B. Pearson,
Jno. D. Blair,
N. C. James,
GREA1 S 1ER C O.FA
The World to be Shown That Instead
of Being Ruined by Boll Weevil,
County is in Thriving Shape.
The Sumter county fair will be held
thir year Novembe: l'5 to 18. Instead
of a fair of its own, the Pinewood
section of the county will combine
with the county fair and will put in
splendid school, comniunity and farm
A special feature of the fair this
year will be the community booths.
The home demonstration clubs, under
the inspiration of the central council
of clubs, are more interested than ever
and are doing excellent work, the re
sults of which will be seen at the
fair in November.
W. T. Brown, president of the fair
association; J. Frank Williams,- secre
tary, and E. I. Reardon, are doing
everything to make the 1921 fair a suc
cessful one. They aim to show the
world, and at least South aCrolina,
that Sumter county has so far from
being ruined by the boll weevil that
it is going to prosper on account of it.
Anderson. - Weighty matters were
before the city council at their regu
lar meeting. Mayor Foster Fant made
his report and recoinmended that a
budget system be u'sed by the city.
He thought this system would reduce
the tax levy by-at least five mills. The
report for the last year shows receipts
from all sources of $213,760.15, while
the disbursements were $172,823.43.
Chester.-Doc" Runion, a 22-year
old textile operative of the Republic
cotton mills at Great Falls, 22 mileb
east of Chester, took a keen-edged
knife and slashed his 22-year-old
wife's throat, almost severing the
head from the body, and then at
tempted to stab himself in the heart,
making seven unsuccessful efforts,
finally Aring a hallet into his right
temple, causing instant death.
Spartanburg. - The new Salvation
Army building will be dedicated by
Codmander Evangeline Booth October
15, at 3:30. On Sunday night, Octo
ber 16, Miss Booth il make 'an ad
dress at Converse College auditorium.
All the churches of the city will close
for that occasion. Governor Cooper
Columbia.-Tke railroads will offer
their usual low rates of approximately
one cent a mile for the round trip to
the annual reunion of the United Con
federate Veterans to be held in Chat
tanooga, Tenn., according to the an
nouncement of Columbia railroad men.
The convention opens October 25 and
closes October 27.
Greenwocd. - Declaring he would,
prefer to see any church in the city
closed rather than see efforts to se
cure a public health nurse and wel
fare worker for Greenwool fail, Gerald
H. Smart, experienced charity worker,
appealed to the city council to appro
priate a suml for s;uch a purpose. Ac
tion was deferred. -
Anderson. - Dcputy Sheriff Wade
Skelton found ten gallons of whiskey
in the bushes alongside. the road to
Belton, about geven miles from Ander
son. The officer waited for a while.
hoping that the owners might return,
but they did not. The whiskey was
brought to the city fail. .
York.-Jamies E. Smith, 21 years old,
was instantly killed not far from his
home in the Beersheba community
while out 'possum hunting when a
tree that was being chopped down
split near the top a'nd fell in an un
expected place, crushing his hend.
Olar.-Nothing has beani dont to
ward the replacement of the <depot and
platform recently destroyed by fire.
Propositions -have been exchanged be
tween the railroad company and town
augorities, but no agreement har
Charleston.-Wi:at is believed to be
the longest brick fence in this sec
tion and perhaps in the state, is now
nearing conmpletion at Magnolia come
ter-y. where a 2,200 - feet wail is being
Death of Another Old Confed.
Greenw-wd.-Cold in death. John T
McKellar, well know'n citizen and
Confederate veteran, was found lying
at the entrance to the old Methodist
oemetery en East Cambridge etweet,
a short distance from his home.
Mr. McKeller was about 86 yearE
old. l'or several years he had been
in ili health, bat his death was unex
pseted. When he failed te came to
desser. his grandehlldren went in
searek et hier, indthg his boudy at
the gate of the esmetery.
Pr-eslding Elder Peretlyzed.
Osangeburg. - The Rev. G. Inery
Rewar-ds et Orangeburg reeeived ? tel
ep-am from Bishop U. W. V. Darlmfg
tea of the Methodist Church. direet
Lug him to take charge of the 'werk in
&e Charleston dietrict for the par
peso of elosing up the year's work. The
Rer. Sidi Hf. Harper, preslibg elder
of me Charleston diswiet having suf
fired a stroke et paralsi. 'The Rev
Mr. Udwards has recently served as
Very Desirable Lots'
The Fairfield Agricultural Society has cut its Fair
Grounds into choice building lots and will offer them at
public auction at 12 o'clock Monday, Nov. 7.
Fairfield Agricultural Society.
NOTICE. There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the
above society in the town hall at 12 o'clock, November 9.
The Shoe Man in Columbia
Invites You to Come During Fair Week
and inspect South Carolina's largest and
most complete stock of fine shoes for me.,
women and children. Including the new
fall and winter styles by
Edwin Clapp--Wichert & Gardiner
Most Complete Lines of Footwear for Children
Large Stocks-Wonderful Variety--Real Service
HOME OF THRIf
Low opei-ating expense enables us to share the savin fa
with our customers.. Come and See Us.
1613 Main Street Columbia, S. C.
The new suar coated
- tion, peob your teeth and moist0
ThE FLAVOR LASTS
The eOUntry store that does sot Soe means should be found of Wimnsbor. you get them of a ar
arta geta businees from those putting th. enemplomdsto work be- chant who has built his busines s
who happes to gagi by ad tak. e fore winter eta in again. If there is the theory that every sle must give
notion to go'in. The store that do say work the government wanto des. entire satisfaction,
advertise draws people from many it should begin now. The same is true
miles around who make an effort to of the states and the municipalities. It is useless to expect the people
reachit~,Every public improvement thus start- to do their Christmas shoppigearlr
_________ ed moans work and food and clothn estemrhnsd hi oia
Tell your troubles to your enemy, for an inereased number of people Unestenecait doter oi
It is the greatest punishment you can this winter. The unemployed are not avriigery mk iet
infict upon him. looking for eharity. They want work. of wisdom, gentlemem.
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