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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1914
Secretary of Commerce
ton Speaks of Outlook
Marketing The Ne
. Crop of Cotton.
Washington.-What the 2
istration thinks of the cotton
tion was outlined in a Btatemi
day by Secretary Houston, di
ins generally the effect of the
pean war On the trade. Ile s;
had no final views as 'to a sol
for the huge national problei
cotton situation presents and th
was seeking all possible inform;
Iii* urged speedy enactment <
pending c*ottoti standards bill.
"'Our people estimate, he
that if conditions were n of mal
would go abroad this year bet
8,500,000 and 9*000,000 bale
tin.' fiscal year just ended we ex
ed 9,105,000 bales Ot* these 2,
000 Wales went t..) (-rertnauy; lu
blies to Austria; 3,451,"090 bal
England; 1.091,000 bliest" Fr.
517,oo0 baie.-" to Italy: 295,000
to Spain and 94,000 bales to Rc
An aggregate of 2,886,000
went to Ge'rraany au i Austria
4.600.000 .bales to France, iii
''There is tin opportunity for
.. manufacturers of this country
mike more cloth to .supply
measure the people that Euro;
countries have hitherto supplie
. To England.
Still, even if the American m
facturers and the neutral coun
find ic possible to consume ti
cotton and to market a larger
put than heretofore, there
would be a large quantity lei
consider.'The cotton tnanufactu
in Austria and Germany, to wi
about 3,000,000 bales go wi:' ne
sarily be seriously disturbed, ?
land, France aud Russia take fi
.I.UUU.O?U to 4,500,000 bales. M
?-v^_of the factories in France are in
^^%arr~fct>fie; Russia will- bo effect
If England can get the cotton :
can market it there is no spei
reason so far as I can see why
should not continue her minni
turing on a considerable scale. Uu
normal conditions she market:
grand total of 7,l00,o00,0C0 pic
<?f goods of all kinds and of t
huge total ?he sends only 120,0C
000 into the war zone.
The Lr.bor Part.
"I do not see how any great C
tar!?ance will come to the Engl
manufacturers so far as laboi
concerned. Titus far only 07,0
volunteers have been called for \
navy and 200,000 volunteers for I
army. Even if a call were made I
500,000 volunteers that would t
r x be a large item in the population
England, Scotland .-ind Ireland, :
to speak 01 the outlying colonii
'?'he English people will make eve
possible effort t>< maintain their i
dustry and trr.de . 11 develop it
this emergency and even to tit
new markets for their ii- ods.
'"The neutral countries, Ital
Japan. Spain wi tiie United Stat
will dearly in dee every ? .?""-..rt
keep their anils going, to ire:.-,
their output i nd co had larger ma
ketSi tint making every aMuwattc
. ? lhere wi
illy 1 I' al
Iron- three to four miiiloti bates ..
: . ? ' hwrri
ry disturbance abroad, a normal,]
valuable and useiul product ?ii;
. , ? Ct i: in val tn
"'.Many plantersthink it wisi tn::
those who .? '.'>? should .'.''/id 1:1:;.-ii M
their cutten seed in >.t:
places; where, it will ne: detc-riorat
or burn. Bankers and merchant
have offered to give and vvili riv
ali possible' accommodations *.o th
producers of. colton. Probable con
siderable local relief can bc furnish
ed in this way. The batiking worb
will ?0 what it can. If special finan
cial relief is to bc afforded ad?quat
business arrangements must bi
The Standards Ac:.
Thc situation ivbu'o be" 2 rea tl j
relieved if 'he cotb n standards art
alreTtdy pending in cbbgreisvcouh
be speed il A enacted into law wit!
certain modifications w h ic lu tire not
uirli?ult to formulate; This act,
with t:i - niodilications, would ;.i>!
only greatly li .1. in thc ; re-en', sit
uation lint would bc <.!' great value
. TRENTON NEWS. '
Miss Long and Miss P.ouknight
Entertained Friends. . Mrs.
George Wi<e Enter-,
M-iss Sail if Long gave a beautiful
party to a trio of beautiful irirls ou
Friday evening last, the Misses
Spearman 'of dewberry. Despite the
lowering clouds the eager invited
guests sped Lon g ward and were
more than repaid for the' venture.
Delightful ' music. entertaining
trames and refreshing frappe, proved
happy diversion, throughout the
Miss Maggie Ryan is enjoying a*
delightful visit to her sister, Mix.
Reuben Kyle of Roanoke, Ala.
" Mrs. Walter Wise and Mrs. Sid
ney Miller went to Saluda last Fri
day for a week's visit. Their deso
late husbands h ive* gone in pursuit
ol' them. They left on Monday in
Mr. Miller'* touring car for Salnda. 1
. Mrs."AV. W. Miller entertained
at a lovely supper party Thursday
evening last, the honored .guests
being Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Kop"-.
Miss Alma Fields from Sumter and
Miss S-h .rb From Columbia.
.Miss Gertrude Cornish from
Tampa, Fia., Miss Agnes Flythe
from Augusta, Miss Lynne Grayson
from Savannah, are the charming
house guests of Miss Emma Bonk
night. lu compliment to these love
ly vonny ladies, Miss Bouknight
will -ive a brilliant reception on
Tuesday eveniuar. Johnston, Tren
ton and Edgef?eld will be represent
Mr. A. J. Day has returned from
i business and pleasure trip to
Washington, Baltimore and Ne* !
York. Mr. Day has bought some i
wonderful bargains from the north
ern markets ami his patrons here
will receive the b~uet?ts therefrom.
Mrs. J. II. White that well be
loved Johnston lady gladdened the
heart- of some of her i wM&i&wi
friends here with a visit on Wed
Mrs. Geo. Wise was hostess to
the weekly \uction club on Thurs
day. Four \ Ides of players enjoyed
the name, the prize a beautiful pic
ture being tied for by Mrs. Walter
U'ise and Mrs. Wallace Wise. Tue
guest's prize, a box of stationery
fell to Miss Scborb. A delightful
silad course -vas served at the con
elusion of tue game.
Dr. S. A. Morrall will leave
home in a few days fur a visit to
Ce asar's Head.
in normal times.
"it is 'probable if this legislation
were enacted the department of
agriculture could work out thc re
quisite details within thirty or forty
divs in the section where till- crops
will be Hrs? moving most actively
and Ix* prepared to extend it to
other section^ tito crop moves.
* A conclusion would r ive io be
reached as to the maximum price
per.pound tor makijtg advances.
Obviously-tin; recent market price
could not .-..i? -ly ".?.. talca n. 2\ > hr.
.i .! ;-ein . ' hat the
of cot-tun I ' '
Ui . .. I 1 . ''. !
, - i,v in d . ' :
o ve r I
. . . . .
pline'b,- lower than prices have bi'ieii
.iii recent years. 5?-M.thftrii larriiers
f.'.ypuUl.do weil '.> serious!;! confider
! turning their attention actively-to
tiic production of other commodities
such MS corn, oat*, !!'.?..-. poultry.,
etc., sn that they ?.li^io more large
ly liv? fit home and may even de
velop a surplus nf these ?iiii _:s, ::n?l
ii necessary reduce their labor and
expenditure i:i tho production <
I cotton. Thc prices of ?l?ese products
|:ire likely tu be iiiu'l'?-!- in view of
- ' i . . i.. -? . ! i T disturbance ar.d s?cii
diveiSilication would not only belo
lid - i.ver thc ci isis bus might Scad
: to ?ni., very di si rabie change iii thc
?.oath lisa perm anent part of her
economic ari ange ment. "
1 '??i i'll;' ..~." ploccl .Jaisonisg
hnpply at ot'.o th? wowrieriu! oM rcH?b?e I;.-.
; ;-.i".r:::--s. AJTK ?HFnc I?KA:.:;-:;; O? J.. .-..-.?:.
. : i-I are?r.:n?r tbut rc!?.j-..: i a and :-.^,i<. nj
?h? same time. Stol a liaioicnb 2^c.f"%' Seo
Presentment of Grand Jury.
Edgefield, S. C., Aug. ll, 1914.
?To His Honor, J. W. DeVore, Pre
siding Judge, August Terni'of
We, the grand jury, respectfully
submit the following as our report
for this term:
We have examined into and pass
ed upon and reported all-bills of in
dictment handed us by court.
At the March '.<Viu last we ap
pointed committees to investigate
and report the conditions of the va-j
rious departments of our county
government and beg to submit the
t? tidings of such committee as a part
j of our report.
j The committee on books, ac
counts and county officials report
I that they have thoroughly examined
and investigated the same, except
; as to the books of the T-^g.strates
? which (with one exception) have
j not been turned over to us, ?jbu?
j which will bi: examined and report?
j eil upon at our next term,
j In the treasurers ornee we. found j
,' the books and accounts in jfeaie shape.
! We found him ready and awaiting j
to make Iiis annual settlement, as is j
j re? j ui red by law. We rn-.PfJit he
should he commended for the fol?,
io i ing nice and extremely accurate
balance which .ve were enabled to
max..', and which we submit itude-/!
tai!, as follows: s j?
J. T Minis., Treas, of Edgefield Co.
j . Dr.
j To settlement county sheet from"
! July 1st, 1913- $5.4-00.76
I To settlement school sheet from
daly 1st, 1913 . * 4,088.2 6
j To* commutation, 1914 7.??70.00
To Execution from Sheriff for
1913 . 1, 296.62
To Income Tax, 1913 IS 1.54
To Abstract book 1913 103,358.?
To 7 per cent penalties
To Additional? 1913 -'38 9|-j
To Fines, Licenses and _
Notes from Ju Iv 1st
1913 to lui* r 19,900 ?S^J
T?^Stac? Aid for Schools - -?. -
To Refund Check 2,07(5 86
To Interest on Bor
rowed . 1,001.51
i J y Seulement to Mate
! By Execution Look 4,397.39
By Railroad Coupons 5 353 ou
By County Warrants 54,ulS.4'.?
! By School Warrants 43,509 US
! By State Vouchers 27,952.03
I By Corporation Vouch
el's u, 108.75 ;
! By Building Fnnd(Sbep
I pa rd Voucher) 1,000.00
! By Abatement allowed
I by Comptroller 9?.0'1
i By \balemen t a ! I o w ed
J Auditor for Polls 36.00 ?
! By Abatement allowed |
; b\ Auditor tor Dogs 33.00
' By .! ury and Witness
j Vouchers 2,324.75
By Certiiicates of Deposit
I and Casi! m, iiaud 7 213.301
; By \ oiichers ot Board
j of Publie works -.7o
i o? ai 51 ?>2,otj:?.ii .
? We1 th it ;*1 jric of court
j has turne i over ..ii ri:.-es au I moneys
for colicct?ii by him to the
j.'tiva haying the proper re
! ...id pap 'rs in is ginee neal ano
-books and accounts tn excei?eiii
: iii.:-. His tu od c in neatness iii his
! leCoiihts, via: that each account,
'? --.hil Hil vouchers pertaining there
to, are iii':.'!, together, ann i? suc-ti
??i:.'..m;icr that your committee had II?J
I trouble.in making their inye?tiga
! liol,; .Vf lind that he has all moni s
I Ul.at ?je is' responsible tor properly
? deposited in the banks,
i We (iud our probate office in neal
'.condition; ali fees due the conn ty
t urned over to the treasurer, and re?
.eelpt. i ?>>r.
'. >iir sherill hat collected from the
j executions turned over to him from
j ia>>t year over twelve hundred doi
lars as is shown by the treasurer's
\ account. ?Ve commend him ?r?r
j "hi? diligence in this .natter as v,v? i
j as-ail ot her matters pertaining io
i.is dillies. We tind his ellice ami
books in good shape.
I Pi the auditor's o iii ce we find thu
j books exec il -ns !y kepi, both as io
! neatness and accuracy. \\ e con;
fmend tile eidcieiicy ol this official.
? W e cliecktil tilt; supervisors ol?
tice thoroughly and find it in fine
shape. We commend him, the
commissioners and efficient .clerk
for the condition in this office.
W. A. Strom,
N. M. Jones,
O. P. Bright,
?. W. L. Uunovant,
J. R. Strother,
Your committee on chain gan pr
beg to report that we have visited
the camp and find their four offi
cers, seventeen convicts, nineteen
mules, five four-horse wagons, one
one-horse wagon, one milk cow,
itt tents, two scrapes, one road
plow, all apparently in good condi
tion and well cared for.
Respectful 1 v submitted,
-T. M. Shaffer,
H. W. Quaries,
JJ. B. Derrick.
The county home committee rc
.ports as follows:
We found on the county farm j
.five buildings, two of which need i
repair. Material is on hand for
sarue. We found thirteen inmates,
four whites and nine colored, and
all weil cared for. We found two
horse>, two mules, five milk cows,
four yearlings, eighteen hogs, nine
of them to kiil this coming season,
one hundred bushels of corn, six
hundred bundles of fodder, fifty
lozen oats, one two-horse and one
jne-horse wagon, both comparative-,
i'y new, fifty acres itt corn, five in;
"opu?Tv4?i!-'*'n m Peasi a?d two in j
?lotntoes.^^'h^su?ward, Mr. Sour-?
ry, seems to he '.Toing all within j
ids power for the comfort of-the j
unfortunates. i ..
Respectfully submitted, I
E. L. Scott,
H. M. Kerlong,
E. N. Smith.
Year committee on education re
ports the following:
(Mon. W. A. Strom, /
I. Foreman of Grand Jury, 1914.
' Sir-Your committee to investi
<raCe and report upon the eduoalion
l affairs of Edgetield county have
nferred with Supt. of Education,
r, and submit the
report for year closing June 30,
Number of school districts,
with special t:ix, 24.
Number of white schools 51;
! number of colored schools, 77.
Number white teachers, lu men,
Number colored teachers, l-l
men, 71 women.
Pupils enrolled, whiles, 2l7u;
Total amount school funds, |
?35,011.92; expenditures, $33,050.-j
Total amount received from state j
for bigli schools, tfK*25; rural '
- :hools.?1053. J7; building.s,??575.uu
t . iii
In addition we learn that ti 1?re
.re in c >ur>e of erection six nev
! school lr.; lld ir. .rs, Johnston, Pleas-;
?nt Lane, Antioch, Hiblur, <?reg
ad Limestone. The finances of
lese arc such that they can bc j
uh? le ted tor next terni.
I P. r the first time in the memory ?
. any .?i your committee this ?jen .
school year begins witiio?tany out- :
. .anding discounted school claims.:
or any' indebtedness of any Other
;;: i. This has been brought ai? mt
?iiroi?gh thu continued effbsts cl :
; b'tipt. Pul'er, .ir.-., we feel that ii"
i?serves o!i?: commendation.
h appears '..??a i we are in good '
iapi: fbi' better school work; and j
I vc ?irire every trustee, p.:io::, ami
i ..il ?viii? are interested lu i>;.i forth
?SI : ill.
Respect! u ly submitted,
li. Ii. <?.:iricr'.
.1. W. Miller,
ll. F. Cooper.
Our omnibus committee On roads, j
after meeting together m confer
ence, conclude thal while there are i
serious conditions existing iii cor-j
...rn localities, both as to roads .ind
??ridges, that lipon tili- whole We
feel that tiny an- in as good shape
ts could reasonably he expected
uniler the existing circumstances
We asked our Sujwrvisor LO US? ail
diligence and mia;.s within his
power to give relief fast as he
.au possibly do so, where it is most
W e highly endorse and thank
your honor !..?. your ai.lc charge, lo
as witii reference to tin- issuance
.?' h Minis for iii.* hetleriiie?i ol o ir
roads wh'eh v.-ill mean great prog
(Continued on page 5.)
Revival Services at Plum Branch.
Made Good Sum For School
Town Won Ball Game.
Mr. Editor: Since the last wri
ting to your paper from this sec
tion we've all had bountiful rains,
which has brightened the - faces of
many people, though its rather late
to do the crops much good, but as
the drouth has caused so many to
belate, maybe we shall all reap a
There are a good many from this
?ection attending the revival meet
ing at the Methodist church at
Plum Branch, which began the sec
ond Sundav and will continue until
the latter part of this week. We
feel that. Mr. Covington made a
wise selection when he snugest--d
that Mr. Leitch, from Columbia,
would assist in this meeting and we
are so glad be succeeded in getting
him, for everybody likes him very
much. Mr. Leitch, preached a Hue
sermon at White Town suh"ol j
house Sunday p. m. to a large!
crowd, and Mr. Covington, an
nounced that a protracted meeting |
would begin at. the school house on
Sept.. ?, and a young man from New
berry, S. C. would assist bim itt ;
this meeting for about a week.
Miss Maggie Deile is spending I
a week with her sister in New
Mrs. T. S. Mann, visited home I
folks in Abbeville last week.
Mr. Mack Deale, from near Edge- j
held is visiting his father and other j
relativesnn this section.
Mr. Jjohnnib barden, .md wife
from Columbia returned home Mon-!
day after a weeks visit with home j
folks Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Barden. |
Miss Coreen Walls, spent several !
days of last week with relatives a
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rankin, visit
ed Mrs, Rankin in Domville Sat
urday night and Sunday.
IJie lad.igs or the White Town
S c hool Improvement^o C rc ty r- - ap-4
prec?ate very much the forty-some
odd-dollars which they cleared from
the dinner that they served at the
Cleora and White Town played
a game of base ballin the p. m., j
Cleora 7 to White Town lt>. Don't j
get out of heart Cleora but come)
again. Sometimes the luck change
White Town, S. C.
Union meeting of the third divi- !
--. ni will convene with Mo loc Bap
tist church August iii-Hi).
11:00 Devotional by mod?rai >r.
L1::?0 Enrollment of delegates
I. < )o.-uing and closing exercises, I
what and how long? J. C*. McKie,
vV. li. Parks. .
Musi I go and empty handed?
V. ?;. Leggatt, P. li." Bussey.
Adjourn at 1:00 for dinner, one ;
?ind :t h di' hours.
??' -di our churches were to de
vise a thorough plan of giving
vonid'nl it add to tie- ?i?voiopmcni
ol' tin! members? .?. C. llarvley, ':'.
:, T-Libert. I
?i. Should every church member!
? rei i'm red to contribute to tliel
aus? o. ehr .-; tann v ': M. Mi B?o.wn.j
.Viuohesier Hu ber ison. L. ti. Bell.
Sunday M urning,
lo; ',;: Song service and Sundav
11:00 Whit are some of tlieij
ommou errors made by church j
kembers? Y\. .1. Talbert, Pw. ?
i. S. xtum j
11 ::jo Missionary sermon by P. j
'?. Lanham or fcfcev. <T. M. Saxton.
1 : ! ". Song service.
?:00 Punctuality^ order ind dis
ipline. EL? nv secured am! main
lined? Dr. W. Q. Blackwell, C.
. D. b'leelaud.
. >. To what extent is ii wis- for
preacher to do personal spiritu
vvork in tlc homes? .1. C. Mor
an, T. Talbert.
S. T. Adams,
Brookway buggies have advai:! ..
V-, \ . u lind not I'.I others, regard
Wilson & Can lob
New School Building to be
Ready, Woman's Mission
ary Union to Meet at
Johnston Aug. 29-30.
Mrs. Nettie Garrett Smith of Au
gusta has been the guest of M ra.
M. T. Turner.
Misses Grace Otizts of Waynes
boro, Ga., and Lucile Miles of Min
den. La., are visiting relative".
Messrs. H. VV. Crouch, J. W.
Marsh am. Joe Jacobs attended the
merchants jubilee in Columbia.
Mr. P. N. Lott is spending two
weeks in Washington, D. C., and
other points ol* interest.
Rev. and Mr.?. M. L. Rester ar
rived on Friday from a visit to the
former's parents in North Carolina.
Mr. Kesler was taken with typhoid
fever soon after his arrival and was
?Il for sume time, but is now rapid
ly gaining strength.
.Misses Kathleen Hart and Pau
line Lewis spent last week at Meet
ing Street with relatives.
Mr. E. G. Morir?n wa* hore for a
few days recently, and his friends
were delighted to learn that the in
juries he sustained by his automo
bile skidding and turning over,
.vere not of a serious nature, though
Misses Frances and Mossie Ford
Turner are spending awhile with
their cousins, Dr. and Mrs. J. Wal
lace Payne a: Greenwood.
Messrs. B. J. and barn ucl Wolfe
have gone to New York city.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar have gone
to Augusta to reside.
Mrs. Carl Richards of Chattanoo
ga, is visiting in the home ot her
father. Dr. C. F. Strother.
Mr. Walter Crim has gone west
fur a trip of a month or two.
Miss Mal lie Waters has gone to
Atlanta to visit her sister, Mrs. Lyn
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cassells of
Ellenton have been visiting in the
home of their son, Mr. W? P. Cas
Mrs. PrestonT ivy filnroeen the '
guest uf her sister, .Mrs. Alvin Ow
Mrs.^Maiul Cox of Charleston is
visiting in tho home of bei father,
Mr. J. W. Hester.
.Mrs. Nancy Lott has returned
from a visit to her niece Mrs.
Crouch at Batesbnrg.
Mrs. Elisabeth K.-ady is at home
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Bur
nette in Athens, Ga,
Mrs. P. >,'. Lot"/and Mr. Staun
ton Lott are spending this week in
the home of tii^ former's sister,
.M.r.s. Picken* Kinard near Green
Miss Mailie Waters and Mr.
11 ti iot Waters entertained i number
of their friends on last Thursday
evening iii compliment to their
cousin, Miss Edna Boger. 'rimes
and music occupied .tie time, and
refreshments werc served during the
Mr. and Mrs. Luth M- Lott and
family of Americas. G?., e;:rie
down last w"ek in their car for a
visit tb relatives;
On August 27 and 2:'-. the annual
meeting of tile w un M'S missionary
union ??f !;:.. Ridge association will
meet here ai tue Ka;.:is! church, and
on the ?lilli .'nd .'. 'h. the union
meeting will convene.
.Ml>s Mobl?y is at home from a
visi!. to relatives in Newberry".
Mr: .f??'in Warr?? bv? gone to
Lawton, Mich., to-sn nd thc remain- ,
der of :. slimmer v.*i'rii ?MS brother^
.Mr. Frank Warran.
Mr*. .Milton Kh< d?s bf Estelle,
and .Mrs. Alina .T>.-ti lugs of MoObr
ujielr, ure gui sis of Mrs. Lizzie
M i Ki?tio h ton h's ..?. .>">i >rod
! pu.-iii on in the Kai ley Military
Institute, of Greenwood, and sile
with her tv.ro sons will leave her in
about two weeks.
Messrs. W. V. Walton an i W.
W. Satch'.-r have returned fi oma
months sojourn at Hot Springs,
The High School In re will not
. >peii until O otoh rr .">. The new
building is going up steadily and
the lime for ^ i : : :r is changed - fe
with the view using this.
. cr V/eskness and Loss of Appetite
;*u- OW Standard General strengthening tonic,
. (VE-'S TASTELESSctsillTOKIC.drivci ?ut
Pialar?a and builds up US .?;T'icm. A true tonis
?nil %vrtt Apjietiscr. For adults and children. 50c,