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ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C., O.N
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS A
BY OUR C
Mr. Editor: Please allow me space
to thank "Friends" who placed me
before the voters of Fairfield County,
as a candidate for a seat in the Leg
While I am grateful to them for
.the confidence they have in me and
for the honor they have done me,
there are circumstances and conditions
that force me to decline to make the
Furthermore I am not quite sure
that I have sense enough to represent
the county as the times demand that
it should be done.
Many grave problems will confront
the next legislature and much will be
expected of our delegation.
T. C. Camak.
Mrs. Roy A. Lewis and family are
spending a few days at Rockton.
The Avon Base Ball team had a
very amusing game Saturday with
Mr. Walter and Van Lewis have
been visiting at Woodward.
Mr. Tom Deleney and Dave Ruff,
of Rocktoi, spent a few days at Wood
Miss Rebecca Lewis left Thursday
for Tarbor, N. C.
Miss Marie Brice is visiting friends
and relatives at Woodward.
Miss Mary Lewis is visiting at
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. McKeown spent
the week-end at Hopewell.
The fourth passed off very quietly,
with a few of the village folks attend
ing the Mail Carries Picnic.
Miss Emmie E. Witherspoon spent
the (ourth very pleasantly with Mrs.
J. D. G1rady.
Mrs. J. T. Smith and daughter, Jen
nie spent Saturday with Mrs. W. T.
Rev. J. K. Hair, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Witherspoon, and Miss Emmie. E.
Witherspoon, spent Sunday with Mr.
S. Ford and children.
'en Catherine, and William, motored
down from Chester, and spent Sun
day P. M. with Mr. C. S. Ford and
Miss Martha McDonald has gone
to Abbeville to visit her friend, Mrs.
Mr. Jimmie Outlaw of Norfolk, Va,
is with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Grady for
a few days before going to camp.
The Children's Day exercise of Mt.
Zion was fine with the church lovely
decorated with pot plants and dahal
- The bridges between Mr. Strother
Ford and Mr. R. H. Witherspoon
farms need the attention from the
County, for they are dangerous to
Miss Julia Ligon of Rock Hill mot
ored down with Mr. Russell Ligon and
spent the week-en'd with her brothers
and sisters of Mitford, and Rocky
Mr. J. T. McCrorery of Great Falls,
was in the, village Monday afternoon.
Mr. H. d~. Gladden and Sheriff Mac
fie passed through the village Monday
Messrs Edgar Tims and Raymond
Young of Gastonia, N. C. were in the
community several days last week.
Messrs Davis and Camlile, of Co
. lumbia, spent several - days here last
Mr. John Tims and family of
Winnsboro spent a day with his par
Miss Elizabeth Cooper left for her
home in Columbia ,after spending
several weeks here with friends in
Misses Susie Johnnie and Annie
Lee Young spent a day with Mr. and
Mrs. W~. D. Park.
The crops sure do look fine here
in this country. The cotton fields are
full of blooms and growing fast. The
corn and other things are looking
very well. There seems to be plentty
of watermelons, so the prospects look
very good in spite of the boll weevil.
Mrs. J. M. Tims and mother spent
Friday with Mrs. J. W. Brice.
I feel sure that the rest of the peo
ple in the county will be interested
to know that at last No. 11 has be
gun to build, really build a road. Mr..
Camckn 9-mr:es Beckham" bear
DRPS OF, CORRESPONDENTS
charge, I am certain~ that the road
will be 0. K. -
Mr. Hunter Glenn, from Chapells,
spent Sunday with home folks re
Hunter Glenn, Gladney Glenn, Mrs.
D. L. Glenn, Jr., Kathryn and Cooper
Glenn spent the Fourth in Columbia.
Mr's. M. C. Dyches is spending tsev
eral days at his plantation looking af
ter poisoning his snare of boll wee
Mrs. F. H. McEachern spent Sun
day in Columbia.
Mrs. Coleman, who has been -spend
ing several weeks with her daughter,
Mrs. Hudson, has, returned to .her
home in Columbia.
Mr. J. W. Clark is visiting at his
daughter's Mrs. W.* B. Yarborough's.
Mr. J. C. McMeekin and Mr. W. B.
Yarborough are' interested in ship
ping cream. They don't exactly claim
to be getting rich, but I think they
will be able to pay for their separ
Boll weevils seem to be doing their
full duty, where there is any thing
to work on.
What's wrong? We have not seen
any candidates out this way yet.
This. writer roams the greater part
of this county and always observes
the condition of the crop. Cotton is
fair to poor, and some extremely poor.
But the worst feature is the corn
crop is not promising at all. We can
stand a short cotton crop but a failure
of corn spells calamity. And it looks
very much that way this year.
As one passes the roads he can see
the white poison on the cotton plants
in many fields. However, I saw one
negro putting it to the roots of his
cotton like fertilizer.
Little Thomas L. Johnston, who
underwent a serious operation at the
Chester Sanitorium, is improving and
will get home this week.
The ferry which has recently been
put in operation, across Broad River,
at Alston, will prove very convenient
'forthe Southern Railroad bfidge-has
been our only means of crossing the
Mrs. W. T. Glenn is at home after
having spent several weeks in Colum
Mr. W. T. Glenn, Jr., has returned
to his position in Atlanta.
Professor and Mrs. Teeples, of Co
lumbia, were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. B. H. Yarborough last Saturday
Mr. J. S. Swygert spent last Thurs
day in Columbia.
Messrs. J. C. Chappell and J. S.
Swygert spent Monday in Winnsboro.
Mrs. C. H. Burley motored to Co
lumbia on Sunday to visit her sons,
Franklin and W. J. who are attending
the summer school at South Carolina
Mr. Leo Mitchell has returned to
Mrs. E. S. Warlick and daughter,
went to Ashville Monday morning.
Mrs. Warlick's mother is very ill.
Mrs. Hugh Henderson and- child
ren visited Mrs. J. A. Scott last week.
Miss Lois Mitchell, of Columbia, is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. C. H. Burley.
Miss Roberta Rabb has returned
home, having been on an extended
visit to her sister, Mrs. Poole at
Mrs. Belle Scott, accompanied by
Professor H. H. Scott came from
Batesburg on Saturday.
The young people of the community
enjoyed a pound party at the resi
dence of Mr. Archie Park.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hawes motor
ed to Columbia where they visited
Mrs. Hawes's sister, who is sick with
Oscar Lemmon has returned from
the Baptist Hospital where he under
went an operation.
Mrs. Eugene Crossland spent Mon
day with her aunts, Misses Belle and
Mrs. Annie McNaul is now with
her sister, Mrs. A. M. Park.
Mrs. Charles Bryant of El Paso,
Texas was a guest of Mrs. W. J. Lem
Mr's. W. J. Lemmon spent a part
of last week with her father. Mr. 0.
Iee to ' be
us and the
* iw'that .He
. Of course
lazy folks. It
other wise the
- tbei. systems.
Ne s4s -thirik of Old
Ne' . tfrliace. "Hot
-l' k*ell I hive heard
say is hotter than
t."Who is it made
you say. Well go
to. jand 'preachirig next
S re and ask your
irere so busy that we
ne t6,say that Mr. Rush has
co , ' qf Hartsville, S. C. to take
ch li the spinning room in Mill
nu johe. Mr. Rush and family
are g for a few days with Mrs.
R arents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Se . Mr. Rush is a successful
He has been highly esteem
ed former employer and by his
em Very reluctantly they
_up that he might come to
W, to take a better job in a
village. We bespeak for
a',hearty welcome and a
. cooperation. Let your
be kind and christian.
tieisms be friendly, per
so ctive. We know that
hip a: square deal
an us. Mr. Rush
an a4ife you to our
girhian are the
ola without -first
-from your ovtr-t
you buya coupon book
.,church to increase its
conte t for the Automo
be given away by the
n is frequented by
rowds of jolly athers. The water
has been analyzed and found alright.
So, "come on in the waters fine."
It is expected that The Mill team
will play Saint Mathews Saturday
afternoon on the local diamond.
Watch the bulletin boards for an
Last Sunday was a great day at the
Baptist church. In the morning at
eleven oclock were held the dedicatory
services. Mr. W. R. Rabb of Winns
oro gave a history: of the church
from the time of its foundation 25
ears ago. During all of this time
the church was known as the second
aptist Church because the church
as organized, assisted and shepherd
d by the pastor and good folk of
the Winnsboro Baptist Church. Once
the church was destroyed. Then re
built and moved 'to a more desirable
spot. Now a very modern beautiful
structure is located on a beautiful
lot. And from hence forth shall be
nown as the Stephen Greene Memori
l Baptist church in honor of Mr.
Stephen Greene, Christian gentleman,
anufacturer, and engineer, a man
who lived many more years than the
calendar gives him credlit for. His
character and idealism are intensely
alive today in the organization and
in the personnel of the organization
known as Lockwood Greene and Co.
He gave to his sons a rich heritage
and they are true to the sacred trust
that was given to them by a noble
father. The writer is hoping that in
the days and years to come that the
embers of this church shall catch
something of the spirit of Stephen
Greene and "Carry on" in the future
history of the church a perpetation
of the ideals to duty, sacrifice and
service so nobly exemplified in the
ife of this great man.
Dr. W. T. Derieux, executive sec
retary of the Missions Commission
of South Carolina, preached the ded
ication sermon. His message was a
lear, ringing challenge to every one
to come back to the church of Christ.
"The working out of the principles
f Christianity in the individual, in
the group an~d in the state, will be
the solution of the ills of society,"
said Dr. Derieux. He spoke very feel
ingly of his warm friendship and ad
miration for Stephen Greene when
Mr. Greene was located for a time
n Spartanburg, where Dr. Derieux
(trnuned on page eight
GENERAL NEWS FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD
Washington. - Haing at leas
reached an agreement ti arbitrate tli*
generation-old dispute over T'acna
Arica. the representatives. of Chie
and Peru made plans to bring to'
quick conclusion the conferenge which
they began lbere eight wee 'agoa
the invitation of President' gardintd.
None of the p6ints remaining to
settled, it was- agreed on both ois,
were of such a character as ,7.dis
further extended debat y
ger the 'accord al'edy teach ,
the main issue. Another week or t
days, it was predicted- ge;erlly,
should see the negotiatidns fiun rter
The arbitratrn-. agreement as".
when Chile. accepted the Amerj
oompromise proposal as modifinelat
the ,equest of Peru, was hailed by
plenipetentlaries pf both goyern
meats as a long foiward step 14 batin
Ainerican amity. By remnoving a i Oi
ritation which has estranged. Saptiapa
and Lima for the past 4''yea tle
settlement was regarded Ymon .'philt.
eans and Peruvians alike as *gaing
not only a new Chileah-P s
oord, but as exercising a ben t
influence that will be felt thro bitt
the length and breadth of South. Am
By officials of th6 United States,
who will act as arbitrator under the.
agreement, and later, under certain
contingencies will exercise "good of
flees" in insuring a final and com
plete reapproachment. the result of
the negotiations here was character
ized as another victory for the "con
ference plan" of international fiegotia
ti on and as a furtler evidence of the
disinterested manner ni whidh the
Washington government is striving
for peace and understanding among
the American republics.
Improvement In General Business.
New York-While the holidays have
served to obscure the trend In business
and finance during the last week,
the available evidence indicates a
continuation of the improvement In
general business. The securities mar
kets' have cpntinued to show consid
erable irregularity, but the tendency
has been on the whole, towaiti higher
pries. Call money has been .a var-I
ble factor and the reserve sot the.
week. The normally 1heavy ii
for currency in connection with the
early July holidays has, however.
caused the latest decline in ratio, and
the real tendency of money rates dur
ing the month remains'to be (Esclosed.
No falling off is discernable, mean
while, in the demand for steel, de
spite the fact that the pig iron output
for June set a new high record for
the year, a daily average of 78,700
tons, comparing with 74,400 tons in
May and 53,100 tons in January. Load
ings of railroad cars have also risen
to a new high record. Thus for the
week ending June 24 the total is
878,000 cars, or 17,000 more than in
the previous week, and 51,000 more
than in the week immediately preced
ing the coal strike, although loadings
of coal cars in that week ran 108,000'
higher than in the one ending June 24..
Other signs 'of increasing stability
in business are furnIshed by firmness
in the general level of commodity
prices and a continuation of the fall
ing off in the volume of business
failures. Dun's index of wholesale
prices rose 2.2 per cent during June,
with all seven groups of constituent'
commodities participating in the ad
vance. Commercial failures as report
ed by the same agency, declined to
1,740. which is 220 less than in any
month of the year. Liabilities involv
ed fell off in similar measure. These
facts i1"'trated apparently the grow
ing sa' y of doing business and ex
plain the Increase in confidence lately
Four Killed in Wreck of Fier.
Wichita, Kansas.-Four persons are!
known to have been killed and a num
ber were seriously injured when Santa
Fe train number 4. eastbound, Chica
go limited, from California, split a
switch at Burrton, 14 miles east of
Guard Kills Son of Striker.
Clinton, lil.--~Jarios Fitzgerald, 12,
son of a striking shopman, was slain
here, the victim of a railroad guard's
gun. The boy's father was 'wounded
with a bullet through his neck. Two
other strike~rs were injured.
Guards c'lainmed the first shots came
from a group of 200 strikers. The
only casualties were amortg the crowd
of pickets. Strike~rs said the first and
only shots were in; 'd by the guards.
the guard beie,-ed to have killed
the boy was spiited out of Clinton as
MItizes discussed mob action.
Fairfieldi Sunday School Convention
will meet at Bethel church on July
WAR FINA E BOARD WILL
HOW TO GET GOOD -ROADS OVER
THE COUNTY-VOTE BONDS!
Rule Four of the Democratic Party
Organization states that th'e presi
dent of any county club, or, in lieu
thereof, any five members, may call
a special meeting of a club, giving
48 hours notice, to transact any bus
iness, provided one-tenth of the mem
bers are present to constitute a quo
Under this provision, advantage
-should be taken of the growing senti
ment in favor. of a complete county
system of top-soiled roads to crys
talize into action, and not let the op
portunity of the primary election be
neglected through failure to provide
at this time a method to test out the
public wishes in the matter by plac
ing a box in the primary so a vote
on it may be taken.
The way to get the box is thro,.gh
the Executive Committee being in
structed to provide for this vote for
The way to get the Committee to
act in the premises is to have the
local clubs, under the provision of
the rule first stated to call an extra
meeting and instruct their respective
members upon the county commit
tee to meet and provide by resolution
for a vote on the Road Bond Issue.
The present delegation in the Gen
eral Assembly is not opposed to anyl
action on- which the majority of their
constituents vote favorably; and they,
and of course, subsequent members of
the Legislature, will gladly carry out
the will of the people duly expressed.
R. A. Meares.
WINNSBORO WINS TWO.
Winnsboro won the first game of
the series from St. Matthews yes
terday afternoon in one of the pret
tie*- games of the season, While
Winnsboro did not hit the St. Mat
hews pitcher hard they got hits when
hits - neant 7ps. The features for
the. locar boys were ~the fielding and
hitting of Large~and Stert. Coop
er pitched 'a good game.
ing of Dantzler and the
Grissette were the f
-ttews.'"4&9ui keras 4
The two teains played again on
Thursday afternoon with Cooper
pitching for Winnsboro and Hilde
brand pitching for St. Matthews.
The score was 11 to 0 in favor of
Winnsboro. The feaures of the game
was the pitching of Cooper and the
hitting and fielding of Large and the
Clowney will do the pitching for the
locals Friday. Everybody come out
and support your team and show htat
you appreciate what they are doing.
Remember the games are called at
5:15 on the College campus. Admis
sion 25 and 35 cents.
RIDGEWAY FLOUR MILLS RE
The Ridgeway Flour Mills begs to
announce that the grinding season
will commence on or about Monday,
The head miller in charge is a gen
teman of larger experience than is
customary with small mills, and
ranks high in his profession.
Doubtless the reputation justly
claimed for past years of a full turn
out and a good straight flour under
present management will not only be
maintained but increased. Patrons
are urged in sending wheat to be sure
it is sufficiently sunned to grind dry
enough to enable the mill to satisfy
the customer in both quantity and
quality of his turn-out. This year it
is specially important to have wheat
full dry before bringing it to mill.
Extensive repairs for the coming
season have been made, and th en
tire machinery put in first class shape
for prompt, reliable, and satisfactory
On Tuesday afternoon ten or twelve
of the business men of the town met
at the Community Building and dis
cussed plans for the opening of a pub
lic Library. Nearly four hundred
dollars had been pledged. Mr. Ern-1
est Gladden was elected Treasurer,
and Messrs F. A. Desportes, J. E. Mc
Donald, Jr., and Rev. W. P. Peyton,
were elected as an Executive Co.,
mittee, with instructions to proceed.
to open the Library as soon as those!
having pledged can hand the same to
the Tresure, Mr. Gladden.
o we can xec to see the much
, ADVANCE $10,000,000
The war finance corporation at
Washington yesterday approved an
advance of $10,000,000 to the South
Carolina Cotton Grower's Cooperative
association. Announcemenf of its ac
tion was made after a hearing in
Washington yesterday morning at
which were present H. G. Kaminer
of Gadsen, president and general man
ager of the association; L. D. Jenn
ings of Sumter, member of the execut
ive committee; W. Rogers Scarbor
ough of Bishopville, treasure, and J.
Pope Mathews of Columbia. Harold
C. Booker, secretary of the associat
ion, received a telegram yesterday
afternoon from Mr. Kaminer stating
that the application had been approv
The $10,000,000 will-be used in mak
ing advances to members of the asso
ciation on the delivery of their cot
ton. Each member will get 60 per
cent. of the current market value of
the grade of cotton delivered to the
association at the time of its delivery,
it was announced yesterday at the
offices of the association.
Great satisfaction that the war
finance corporation had seen fit to ap
prove the loan was expressed by offi
cials of the association last night.
They anticipate no difficulty in fi
nancing the association.
With the officers and many of the
techinal heads of the association
chosen, the financing problem' solved
and headquarters secured, the direct
ors will now tackle the warehouse
problem. Many warehouses over the
state have already been offered the
association and no trouble is expect
ed in securing ample storage space,
according to officers of the associat
GRANTS SLAYER OF ARNETTE
Camden, July 12.-Frank M. Jef
fords, convicted murderer with Ira
Harrison and Glenn Treece of John C.
Arnette of Columbia, Will be allowed
until Saturday, July 22, to complete a
is.appeal to the supreme court fron
tlufverdict and sentence of theRki h
tune -was granted by Judge W. i.
Townsend jtoday upon the petition of
Barron, Barron and Barron of Union,
attorneys for Jeffords. Harrison's ap
peal must also be completed by July
The voluminous transcript of the
testimony taken during the five days'
trial was completed by John K. Aull,
court stenographer, last Friday and
was delivered to all persons concern
ed Saturday morning. The testimony
ran over 600 pages and totaled ap
proximately 375,000 words. The ad
ditional ten days was allowed in 01raer
that the convicted men might not suf
fer because of the time lost while the
transcript of the testimony was being
Jeffords, Harrison and Treece were
tried the week of May 15 and Harri
son and Jeffords, convicted of murd
er were sentenced to die in the elect
ric chair June 15. Treece, convicted
of murder with recommendation to
mercy, was sentenced to life imprison
ment and has since that 'time begun
serving his term at the state penitent
iary. The sentences of Jeffords and
Harrison were automatically stayed
by the serving of notice of their in
tention to appeal to the state supreme
court and the two men have since
their trial been confined in the death
house at the state prison awaiting
final action upon their cases.
WOMEN AT WINTHROP.
Rock Hill, July 12.-Quite a large
number of representatives clubwom
en from all parts of South Carolina
by the serving of notice o ftheir in
course for clubwomen at Winthrop
summer school. Subjects of vital
interest to the women, including po
litical science, parlimentary proce
lure and civic matters are proving of
equal interest along with matters
pertaining to home making. Several
ble lecturers are delivering address
as of especial interest at this time
nd these are proving most entertain
ing and instructive.
needed and hoped for Public Reading
Room and Library added to Winns
boro's Assets in the near future.
FOR SALE-i sheet steel bath tub,
good as new. Apply to James M.