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ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C.. AUGUST 11th, 1922.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS I
BY OUR 4
f Miss Louise Long entertained last
onday evening in honor of her guest
Miss Mary Turner, of Winnsboro.
Quite a number of the young people
enjoyed the picnic at Jackson Creek
Mrs. Albet McWhirter has as her
guests on Thursday night, Misses
Mary Scales, Mildred Bowen, Mary
Blair, Marv Turner and Louise Long.
Miss Frances Blair spent several
days with her sister, Mrs. Berry Mar
Mr. Lawrence Blair motored to
Cades for the week-end.
Messrs. J. B. Frazier, Sr., W. E.
Blair and A. M. McWhirter attended
the state candidates' meeting in
Winnsboro last Thursday.
Mr. George Butler Pearson spent
a few days of the past week in the
home of Mrs. L M. Blair.
Mrs. Clair Blair has returned after
an extended visit with friends and
relatives in Columbia and Savannah.
Messrs. Noland Henderson and Boyce
Pearson, Jr., have returned after a
4week's stay in the mountains.
Mr. W. E. Blair was a visitor in
Monticello last Sunday.
Mr. A. Y. Jones motored home foi
the-week-end, taking with him Misses
Long and Sara Owens.
Miss Jimmie Scales is visiting hei
aunt, Mrs. J. S. Crim, of Columbia.
A crowd of young people enjoye
the party given by Miss Helea Gu
on Friday evening at Strother.
Miss Elizabeth Cathcart, of Harts
ville, is visiting friends in Stover.
Miss Viola Bankhead, of Whit(
Oak, is visiting relatives here.
Miss Sara Black is visiting hei
brother, Mr. J. J. Black, of 'Rock3
Mrs. Minnie Patrick is visiting rel
is visiting her grand-parents, Mr. an<
Mrs. J. W. Bankhead.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Black and little
daughter, of Chester, spent Sunda3
with the former's parents, Mr. an<
Mrs. T. M. Black.
Mr. T. M. Black is visiting relative
and friends in Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. James. C. Stewar
who have been visiting relatives ii
Columbia have returned home.
Mrs. Robinson, of Anderson, ha:
been spending some time with he:
sisters, Mrs. George J. Wilds an<
Mrs. J. L. Harrison near Ridgeway
Miss Bessie Jones returned fron
Rock Hill where she attended thi
summer school at Winthrop Cod1ege
Mr. Robert C. Reeves, Mr. Ton
Reeves and Judge A. W. Matheson
attended the meeting of the Count:
Temlocratic Exec< , c .'naitt
Mrs. Broadiwater of near Johnsto:
a ad Misses Johnson, of Charlot-e, N
C., were the guests of Mrs M. H
Stewart art wack.
Mr. R. H. Lemmon, farm demon
stration agent for Fairfield county
was in this section during the pas
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stewart and chil
dren were recent guests of Mr. an<
Mrs. Robert Smith.
Mr. D. M. McEachern who is en
wged in Entomologist work in Texas
i.s s~ending a while here with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McEachern
Miss Freddie Reevese, Messrs. Ton
Reeves, E. H. Dixon, Louis Kelly an<
Judge A. W: Matheson motored tA
Winnsboro Thursday and attende<
the State Campaign meeting.
Mr. Stevenson, Candidate for Coun
ty Auditor and Mr. Tom Leitner, o:
Greenbrier were in Longtown Tues
Miss Irene Stewart left last weel
for Asheville, N. C. She expects t<
spend the remainder of the sumnme
with relatives there and at Brysoi
-City, N. C.
Mr. J. B. Burley, County Audito:
and candidate for re-election to tha
position was in this section Monday
He was accompanied by Mr. Beckhair
Master Sam Young who has beel
visiting his cousin, Master Jame
Smith is spending a while now wit)
Shis grand-parents Mr. and Mrs. W
S. Robinson near Ridgeway.
Messrs Robert Hudson, Lavid Bank
head, R. L. Kelly andl William Marth
er were among those who attended
the State Campaign meeting i
-Mr. John P. Jones spent a shor
while on his plantation in Kersha'
Comnty 1:st week.
0RI 6 OF CORRESPONDENTS
Mr. D. F. Smith has returned to
Richland County to resume his work
after spending the week-end here
with his family.
Mr. J. R. Stewart, of Ridgeway,
wa.. in the community this week.
Mr. Lee Jones has returned from
the officers training camp in Ala
Mrs. S. D. Harrison has been vi.it
i .- l. anI Mrs. ," i,. :., - I xon
and other relatives near Blackstock.
Mr. : , 1.bor. -pent a , a - %
C.niden recently. He attended dJ e
State Campaign meeting there.
Mrs. Jim Carter and two little girls
of Lancaster, spent several days with
Misses Margaret and Eloise and
Susie Tims spent a day with Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Brice.
Mr. H. D. Brice, of Augusta, Ga.,
spent a day with his parents last
Misses Pauline Roberts and Eula
Brice are spending a while with Miss
Ada Morrison, near Great Falls.
Misses Margaret and Annie Lee
Young left Tuesday for a short visit
to their friends in Columbia.
Miss Elouise Young is spending a
few days in Ridgeway.
Mr. Sam Young, of Lowryville, is
spending a few days with relatives
Miss Clara McMeekin has return
ed home aftre six weeks at the sum
mer school at Furman. She leaves
on Wednesday for a two weeks visit
to Miss Huggins, in Manning.
Mrs. Hollye from, Lakeland, Flori
da, is visiting relatives in the com
Mrs. F. Hudson had as her guests
on Sunday last, her mother, Mrs. Cole
mrn&her sister, Mrm- Parker.
I Miss Francis Glenn from Columbia
and Miss Emily Reynolds, from Par
ris Island are visiting at the home of
Mrs. D. L. Gleen, :.
I Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Turkett are re
joicing over the birth of a son. -
Mrs. T. H. McEachern spent Mon
day in Columbia.
Miss Kitty Glenn, Clara Jeter, and
Mr. J. C. McEachern attended the
funeral services of Mr. Oscar Chap
pell at Croolied Run on Sunday.
The thin grey line grows thinner
and soon there will be none of that
grand gallant band left for the young
people to honor. Mr. Chappell was
one of my fathers comrades and they
delighted to talk of the war when
IProf. and Mrs. Parker are visiting
Mrs. Toole, of Newberry, was the
guest last week of her aunt, Mrs. J.
S. Swygert, Sr.
Mrs. William Reynolds and Mrs.
Coctral, both of Charleston, are visit
ing their mother, Mrs. A. M. McMeek
plaster Howard Yarborough and
Miss Mary Louise Yarborough are
visiting their aunt, Mrs. John Mc
Kissick, in Greenwood.
Miss Lois Chappell, and Mr. J. C.
Chappell spent Monday in Columbia.
Prof. and Mrs. Teeples. of Colum
bia, spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs.
B. H.! Yarborough.
IMiss Lula Cauthern and Mrs. Em
my Jennings, of Ninety Six are visit
ing relatives here.
Mr. Hugh Mann motored to Char
lotte on Sunday.
Mr. Sam Robinson, of Monticello,
spent Sunday with his brother, Mr.
Miss Nancy Sharp entertained the
Sewing Club on Tuesday afternoon.
A salad Lourse with ices was served,
Mrs Steel Clark entertained har
Sunday school class by giving them
a picnic andl fish fry, on Cedar Creek,
Miss Margaret Irby is visitingi
Mr. Ho well Trapp, of Columbia,
spent Sunday in the community.
The Gypsy Stitcher held its week
ly meeting with Miss Zelene Mann,
who is spending part of her vacation
Despite the squally weather and the
rumor that "there would be no eats",
t he member's pre.-ent were delight
GENERAL NEWS FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD
Vestibuled Steel Train Crashes Pull
Speed Into Local Taking Water
at Tank Station.
Sulphur Springs, Mo.-Failure of an
engineer to heed a block signal caused
the rear-end collision on the Missouri
Pacifc here in which 38 persons were
killed and about 187 injnred, 25 aw
riously, according to John Cannon. as
sistant general manager of the road.
Train No. 4, a fast passenger ves
tibule steel train, ruaning at full speed
oiashed into No. 92, a local, composed
of five wooden day coaches, a bag
gage and express car, as the engine
was taking on water with the coaches
stretching back on a trestle over Glase
The impact hurled two of the local
coaches down a 50-foot embankment
edging the Mississippi, and telescoped
four other coaches, crushing a number
of passengers to death In their seats.
Both trains were behind time, the fast
passenger running from Fort Worth.
Texas, to St. Louis, carrying 180 pas
sengers and the local 100 persons.
According to Mr. Cannon, Matt
("Ginger") Glenn, of St. Louis. eng!
neer of the fast passenger. failed to
heed a block signal warning him the
track was not clear. Glenn. 57 years
old, an engineer for 35 years without
a black niark agai'st his record, was
killed, when he jumped from his cabin
just before the cresh. Edward Tins
ley. also of St. Louis. fireman of No. 4.
remained at his post and was seriously
Engineer dlenn. shortly before ar
riving at Sulphur Springs, received or
ders Q the "run" to pull over on a
siding at Cliff Cave, ten miles north
of here, to allow "Sunshine Special
Ne. 1," en route from St. Louis to
Texas points, to pass, and, Mr. Can
non explained, the engineer failed to
heed the signal because he apparently
was reading thi-- orders when he
passed the block.
Ghouls appeared on the scene very
shortly after the crash and robbed the
dead and dying. Only one was at
rested. and he said he was William
all. of St. Louis. Several pieces of
wearing apparel taken from the unfor
tunate were found on his person, and
a Bible was in his waist. The Bible,
it was said, had been the property of
the Rev. V. 0. Hensley of Do Soto,
one of those killed.
The dead and Injured were spread
over an' area of several city blacks,
and chicken crates, automobile cush
ions, baggage and the railroad track@
-constituted their couches.
The little village of 50 inhabitants
was unable to care for the injured and
they, along with ti dead. were taken
to St. Louis and De Soto. Dr. W. Nf.
HulL. was the only physician adminis
tering to the injured for several hours
until relief trains arrived.
"Had I had some assistance we
might have saved some of the dying."
Dr. Hull told a representative of the
Assoiated Press. "At one time I was!
trying to treat 2Spersons simulta
China Facing a kntional Disgraceh
Pekinm-That China's arathy towards
the restoration of Shangtung, the cra-'
die of her culture and religion, and
particularly her failure to respond to
the appeal for funds to pay Japan
for the Shantung railroad, threatens
disgrace to the nation, is the keynot
of a message issued to his people by
General Wu Ple-Fu. original leader of;
the reunited Chinese government.
Generat Wu's messages points out
tht (%ia, by signing the agreement
at Washington for the restoration of
Shantng, pledged herself to raise the
fnds for the redemption of the rail
red by popular subscription.
Re declar~ed that the nation has
been unresponsive to the call to duty
and faced humilialion if it failed toj
provi~de the necessary funds.
Peed Prices Take Another Boost.
Washington-Retail food prices in
15 out of 30-four representative cities.
in the Unlted- States showed an in
crease during the month from June
1 to July 15, the department of labor
Increases included Atlanta, Balti
more and Jacksonville, one per cent
Decreases included Richmond. tw;
pr cent; New York and Washington.
D. C.. less than five-tenths of one per
Wife Slain by Husband.
Black Mountain. N. C.-Mrs. Jose
phine Lytle is dead here of knife
wounds inflicted by her husband, who
still In a condition of frenzy, was late:
subdued after a prolonged struggle by
everal men. H'e was held and the
heriff appealed to for assistance. La
*er Lytle seemed to realize the awfm
ness of his ac't and his remarks Indi
ated he would welcome death. Th'
mrother aged 28. is survived by three
hidrn, the eldest being eight year:,j
WEEKLY NEWS FROM
THE WINNSBORO MILLS
Miss Virginia Vaughn and Mr.
William Vaughan, of Atlanta, Ga., are
;isiting their sister, Mrs. C. E. Reese.
Mr. W. R. Anderson and family, of
Thester, have moved to our village
ind are located at 1422 A.
Mrs. C. E. Reese returned Sunday
rom Atlanta, Georgia, where she
Mr. Gordan A. Johnstone is away
>n a vacation. He is visiting points
around Asheville, N. C., and will vis
it in Atlanta before his return to
Mrs. H. A. Bailey who has been
:ritically ill is convalescing.
On Friday evening of this week,
Miss Dora Bell will give a sock party
For her Sunday school class on the
:hurch lawn at 7:30.
On the church lawn Saturday even
ing at 7:00 o'clock the women of the
Baptist church will give an ice cream
festival. Cake, lemonade and candy
will also be on sale. Everybody is
Mrs. A. A. Roddy and son, of Green
ville, S. C., are on a visit to Mr. and
Mi; G. H. Lokey. Mr. Roddy is ex
pected to arrive Saturday aftrenoon.
On Tuesday evening the Boosters
Ciub which consists of officials, over
seers, second hands, section men, of
fice force, store and service depart
menLs met in the hall at 7:30 and
held a "Community sing" after which
they enioyed a four reel picture, "Bale
to Cloth" gotten out by the Saco
Lowell shops. It was a pleasant even
ing for all.
One of the happy occasions of our
career as a Boosters Club was enjoy
ed when upon Mr. Johnstoner invi
tation the whole bunch journeyed to
Blythewood swimming pond, about
18 miles out of town. Upon arrival
every body except, W. E. Rainbow,
who is a dry land swimmer, hit the
cool spring waters for a swim. The
water was fine and invigorating,_.go
much so that when the boys (caded
their bathing suits and go und
it big camp fire, they began to ery
for food. Mr. Johnstone had seen to
it that sandwiches and drinks (soft)
enough for all had been prepared.
W. E. Sentell put up a growl how
ever because he didn't have a quart
pot full of black, hot coffee. Ram
bow and Hadaway stayed by the
linch .ntil only one sandwich was
left and while they were "steaming"
over which one should have it, some
one devoured it. Evidently the sand
wiches and drinks did not fill the
stomach vacancies for immediately
after the sandwiches disappeared Mr.
Johnstone announced that there were
50 watermelons close by on a truck
In a jiffy each man had a melon op
ened before him and the only noise
made was a juicy munching of 50
mouths. Fallows proved to be a mas
ter at eating the red meat. Taking
a half melon in his hands at one time
he slowly but surely and confidently
put the red meat under his shirt. Af
ter finishing a whole one he looked
aroundl wistfully for a second melon;
but, alas, there were no more. As
soon as the watermelon settled mu
sic broke out andl the air was filled
with sweet song. Bright, flashy songs
-old tender songs and Christian
hynmzs rang through the forests as
50 men joined happily in the singing.
The programme was closed by singing
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds," and
"G~od Be With You Till We Meet
Again."' Everybody got home sober.
In fact he had to get home sober or
dleadl, for everybody ate watermelon
andl the writer has been told that
watermelon and moonshine (liquid
kind) don't mix happily. And no one
of the party was even sick.
While we are speaking of liquid
moonshine, let us frankly remind the
village once again of the deadly peril
that is hovering around us. Bootleg
ging is going on on a larger scale
than it ever has before. The criminal
who makes it and sells it is hanging
aroundl our village almost daily to
sink his fangs deeper into the integ
rity and character of our lives. All
he wants is your hard earned money.
He says, "Your soul be damned, I
don't care." He is on his way to hell
andl he wants company and he is af
ter you andl me to ge with him. May
God Almighty give -us strength and
courage not only to ,say no, but to
kick out of our comnhunity the ser
pent with so poisono a sting.
Our young w ehood needs to
reviv'e an old s hich said, "Lips
that touch liqui -f~ never touch
mine." What kii husband (10
you hope to have *n you marry
a man who drinks ?' If he has no
more respect for himse than to make
~ontinued on pa e eight)
ELECTION FOR BONDS FOR
CARRIES BY A l
HAPPENINGS OF INTER
EST OVER THE STATE.
Laurens.-For the purpose of arous
ing interest in the educational pro
gram, and as an expression of the at
titude of Laurens county in this big
forward step, an educational rally was
held here at the county court house.
The meeting was a success in every
respect, being attended by the district
trustees, teachers and ministers of the
county, these being especially invited
to attend the rally, which was held
under the auspices of the federated
clubs of this city.
The crux of the meeting may be
summed up from the tenor and tone
of the following resolution which was
adopted unanimously. "That South
Carolina is able to give and should
give to every child a seven months'
term in school.
"That the members of the general
assembly of South Carolina should
work and vote for an appropriation
to carry out the law.
"That the legislature should make
provision for coal and other inci
dentals, and that we assembled are
willing to pay the additional taxes in
cident to the carrying out of the pro
The meeting was presided over by
Mrs. J. B. Bennett. president of the
Laurens Civic League. The purpose
of the meeting was stated by James
H. Sullivan, former county superin
tendent of education, now postmaster
Then followed a full and compre
hensive statement of the practical ap
plication of the state school laws to
Laurens county y Ralph T. Wilson,
county superintendent of education.
By -invitation. Col. E. H. Aull, coun
ty superintendent of education of
Newberry county, was present and he
discussed in an informing manner the
question of relieving the situation re
garding school defects. He empha
sised the need of the state acting as
a unit educationally, and the state
must take united, forward steps to
achieve its place in the matter of edu
cating the children of today.
Superintendent Wilson, speaking ol
the local situation. explained that
many school districts were now in
bedt because of the fact that the ap
proprtation was not sufficient to car
ry out the law, though the school
terms were not curtailed.
The meeting, as stated, was consid
ered as a forward movement in a cam
paign for improving school conditions
and for informing the boards, teacheri
and preachers of existing conditione
Colleton Agent Gets Appointment.
Rock Hill.---Miss Julia Stebbins. for
merly county home demonstration
agent in Colleton county, has been ap
pointed assistant state marketing
agent in connection with the home de
nontration work of Winthrop and
Cmsonl colleges. with headquarters
at Winthrop college.
The marklt':: -. rk of this depart
ment has grown so rapidly within the
year that it has hecome necessary tc
appoint a second agent in cliarge 01
this work. The first marketing ageni
was appointed just a year ago. The
marketing work within the last yeai
has amounted to more than home
demonsration work cost the state ol
South Carolina last year. It is be
leved that by adding to the facilities
for handling the products of the
South Carolina farm home the re
turns can be multiplied by more that
two. Deep inter.e has been showi
by the women of the state in this
piece of home demonstration work.
Weevils Playing Havoc in York.
York-That the boll weevil activi
ties and numbers are rapidly increas
in was the information brought here
by representative farmers from ever3
section of western York. They roeori
the pest as simply playing havo<
with cotton that has reached an ad
anced stage of fruiting. It is onl3
late cotton on which few weevils ars
found, according to their statements
Poisoning is being tried by some an<
is finding favor with those who havE
observed its results. Adverse weathei
conditions, however, have militates
against the effica'-y of poison. Cal
cium arsenate with molasses is thE
Public Utility Sold.
Spartanurg.-The property of thE
South Carolina. Light, Power and Rail
way company, Spartanburg's publit
utilities company, was sold at public
auction by Receiver George B. Trirpp
under orders from .Judge H. H. Wat
kins of the federal district court to'
western South Carolina. The property
- iboi'ght by Henry M. Earle. repre
e-nting the bondholderr, who bid $1.
<9.00 for the property. His was thE
:drv lid submitted. It is understoo'
- --t'ie company will be reorganizec
IAJORITY OF THREE-TO-ONE
As was expected the people of
Winnsboro expressed themselves in
favor of paving the streets of the
town at the election Thursday. The
vote was almost four to one in favor
of the project. The count being 132
for and 39 against the bond issue.
There has been some apprehension
as to whether sufficient signatures
could be secured by the property own
ers along the proposed route. How
ever, this doubt has been partially re
moved by the outcome of the elect
ion as fifty-six dissenting are necs
sary to keep the pavement from be
ing put down on Main street and
there were only thirty-nine opponents
in the town at large.
A petition will be circulated at
once for the signatures of property
holders along the proposed route.
A CALL FOR GOOD ROADS
Friends of good roads frqm all
sections of the county are urged to
attend an adjourned meeting of citi
zens at the court house on Monday,
August 14th., 11 o&clock, for the pur
pose of fixing plans to present prop
erly during the campaign the issue
of bonds proposed to be voted at the
.ensuing primary; to discuss details
left unsettled at the former Good
Roads meeting-on account of the late
ness of the hour, in regard to the
best method to adopt to handle funds
raised by issue of bonds; to select
the highways to be constructed under
the Act; and any other business that
may arise in connection with the plac
ing of the question of Bonds for Road
Building before the people during the
campaign so that the issue may be
understood and be adopted at the pri
mary election on the last Tuesday in
It is an open meeting, every citizen
interested in Bonds for Road Con
struction is requested to be present.
The. above call is madd by resolu
tion of the Good Roads meeting held
August 1st, when it was adopted to
place the issue of a half million dol
lar bond issue for Road Construction
in Fairfield, before the ensuing pri
mary for determination by the citi
zens of the county.
R. A. Meares,
WINNSBORO CAPTURES FIRST.
One of the prettiest games of the
season was won by the locals Thurs
day afternoon, by the score of 3 to 2.
Cooper pitching for Winnsboro, pitch
ed a steady game and did not give
up a hit until the seventh inning, only
two more being gotten after that in
ning. He won his own game in the
seventh when he hit for two bases
with two men on. Stewarts hitting
and catching was fine, getting three
hits and a sacrifc.e in four trips.
Large and Ellison fielded well.
Fowler featured for the Elks with
two hits, one of these being a triple
in the ninth inning. Harmon made
a beautiful catch in the seventh
inning, robbing Clowney of a hit.
These two teams will play again
this afternoon . Everybody come out
and see a good game of ball.
COMMUNITY HOUSE PROGRAM
Friday Night-"The Old Nest," our
big picture, one that we are proud of.
One that you will be proud of. We
have secured this picture at a very
big price and if yo'u want to see the
best of pictures you will certainly see
this one. Every person in Winnsboro
ought-to see this picture for it is the
very best we can buy. 20 and 40
Monday Night-A Goldwyn picture.
Watch the advertisements on it and
be on hand. 10 and 20c.
A motoring expedition which will
occupy months and cover ground
hitherto untraversed without the aid
of camels and donkeys is being under
taken from Adelaide 'for Darwin, re
turning through the bush country of
Quieensland, New South Wales, and
Victoria, approximately 8,000 miles.
The party includes Mr. McCallum, a
state legislator and authority on pas
toral stock, who is financing the trip
and will report to the federal goy
ernnment on the possibilities of settle
ment and develop~ment of the interior
by whites, also on the benefits of a
transcontinental line. Captain White,
a noted ornithologist, will collect bir ds
in connection with the Australlian
check list which has occupied sciez
tIsts for years and will be complete'd
in October.-London Times Weekly.