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EDG?FIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1919
Modern Hotel to be Built.
Delegates to District Con
It is rumored that before long a
commodious and up-to-date hotel
will be erected on the eastern side
of Main street, which will cost $30,
000. For some time the town has
stood in need of such and it is hoped
that this will soon materialize.
On last Sunday Mr. * J. A. Lott
and Dr. J. A. Dobey went to Chest
nut Hill church in interest of the
Campaign work. They came back
enthused and full of inspiration.
The four-minute speakers here
at the Baptist church on Sunday
morning were Mr. Will DuBose of
Mt. Pleasant, Mr. Paul Quattlebaum
of Ridge Spring and Hon. E. C.
Ridgell of Batesbury. Their messa
ges were inspiring ones and it was a
joy to hear them.
Last week there was held a con
ference of the Presbyterian Wo
man's Mission Societies of this dis
trict at Aiken, and those from here
who attended were Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
Mrs. Alice Cox, Mrs. Fannie Hoyt
and Mrs. Charles Lamb. Following
the business session at the church the
body was entertained at the manse.
The past Saturday was observed
all over the state by the 3aptist
Sunday school members as work day
for Connie Maxwell Orphanage. The
Sunday before when it was announc
ed, the sum of $500 was named as an
amount that ought to go from this
Sunday school for such a cause.
Everyone was hoping that this
vould reached. When the total
amount of all classes was read out,
the gift was $653.48 and there were
several fervent amens.
At an early date, a glee club will
,.be,rj>rganize.d~ > at .theJEIigh School.
There are a number of good singers
among the pupils and an entertain
ment by the glee club is going to be
an anticipated pleasure.
Mr. and Mrs. Brunson of Savan
nah are guests in the home of the
latter's aunt, Mrs. Mamie Huiett.
Mr Mal Anderson has returned
from Atlanta, having completed a
Miss Clara Sawyer is at home
again from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Henry Clark, at Trenton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Strother j
and little son, are now domiciled in
their home here, and are 'being cor
dially welcomed by their friends.
Those from here who went over
to attend the district conference of
the South Carolina Federation were
Mrs. C. P. Corn, district vice-presi
dent, Miss Frances Turner and Mrs.
O. D. Black from the Apollo Music
cl'jb, Miss Zena Payne to present the ]
work of a department of state work, 1
and from the New Century club,
Miss Clara Sawyer and Mrs. J. W. \
Marsh. Mrs. J. H. White also attend- 1
Miss Gladys Price has gone to Ai- 1
ken to visit her sister, Mrs. Teague
Mrs. C. D. Kenney and Mrs. D. D. 1
Moorer and little son, were recent ?
visitors in the home of Mrs. J. A. 1
. Mrs Fannie Kenney Moseley was '
here last week for a visit. She was on 1
her way to Washington, D. C., 1
where her daughter has a govern- i
Miss Dakota Lecroy has returned 1
from a few days' stay at Denmark, ?
being called there on the death of
her grandmother. 1
On October 4th, at Wadley, Ga.,
Mrs. Effie Hart Gaston and Mr.
James Haroly were married. The
wedding was a quiet one. Mrs. Har- :
oly has been here with her mother,
Mrs. Victoria Hart, for the past year. 1
Miss Annie Mae Reames has ac
cepted position as teacher of Pardue 1
-school near Augusta.
The New Century club met with I
Mrs. John Olin Eidson on Tuesday I
afternoon and the chief business -
concerned the work of the Red -
Cross. Each member signed ene of
the cards signifying their willingness
to aid in securing new members. It 1
was voted to order bulbs for the so- 1
cial service committee to use when 1
flowers could not be secured.
The club this year is studying
"The Jew," and during the program
a splendid paper by Mrs. David Kel
lar, was read on the history of the
Jews from the days of Kings to the
Christian era. Mrs. J. A. Lott had
charge of the question box and Miss
Mallie Waters. The program closed
with a piano solo by Miss Evans. Be
sides the members, there were pres
ent the young lady teachers of the
High school and of Bethlehem
A dainty salad course with iced tea
Miss Mabel Thrailkill of Macon,
Ga., is visiting her parents.
Mr. David Howard has gone to
North Carolina to purchase a new
supply of furniture for his store.
Mr. Willard Jordan of LaFollette,
Tennessee, is expected this week for
a visit to friends.
Mrs. J. L. Walker returned last
Sunday with her little son, Dawson,
from the Baptist Hospital where he
underwent an operation. He is now
Mrs. E. A. Schnell has returned
from Atlanta after a visit to rela
Mr. Tom Milford happened to a
painful accident on last Monday, in
trying to stop a pair of runaway
mules. He had them almost under
control and was in front of them,
when the mules made a sudden dash
forward, and Mr. Milford, no doubt,
would have sustained serious, if not
fatal injuries, if his presence of
mind had not saved him. He threw
himself on the ground and the team
passed over him, without crushing
him, as he was in the centre of the
Mrs. Grace Crouch is expected this
week from Mullins to spend a while
Mrs. H. W. Crouch has gone to the
Margaret WrigM Hosoital for treat
Miss Ellis of '
and Miss Kathi
ors this "week ??. ho; ' *
Efird's State Fair Bargains.
In a full page advertisement in
this issue the Efird Department
Store of Columbia makes some very
attractive offers to State Fair visit
ors. In the first place, railroad fare
to the extent of fifty miles will be
paid to all persons who spend as
much as $50 at this popular store,
and half fare will paid to those who
spend .$25. In addition to this offer,
this great department store of the
capital city offers some very attrac
tive prices, bargains that can not be
averlooked by fair visitors. Read the
advertisement and call at this store
when in Columbia.
Music Club Organized.
A few weeks ago a meeting of the
musical talent of Edgefield was held
in the Baraca room of the Baptist
church for the purpose of organizing
a club in which music might be stud
ied and enjoyed. This was accom
plished and Mrs. Lovick Minis was
On October 9, the first regular i
meeting of the club was held at the
borne of Misses Elizabeth and June
Rainsford. During the business hour
the name of the club was discussed
and it was decided that it should be
'Philharmonic." At the close of the
business meeting Miss Ruth Tomp
kins, chairman of the program com
mittee, presided over the program.
The subject was "Music of Ameri
can Indians," and the program was
"Beauties in the Music of Ameri
can Indians," by Mrs. Tillman.
"From the Land of the Sky-blue
Water," Mrs. Carwile.
Current Events, Miss June Rains
"The Eagle"-Miss Gladys Pad
"The Weavers"-Miss R?sela Par
A delicious ice course was served
by Misses Rainsford after which the
meeting adjourned to meet again in
November with Mrs. Carwile at Miss
R?sela Parker's heme.
WANTED: One live representa
tive for Edgefield and community,
to the right party I have an attrac
tive proposition to offer.
Address Box 143,
Gaffney, S. C.
Clemson College Ha^ Prepared a Statement
on Cost of m wing Cotton.
The cotton farmers of the So
can make an average profit of $7
net profit per acre on 35-cent cotto
despite the fact that the great acr<
age abandonment for 1919 has re,
suited in a production of less than ?j-,
third of a bale to the acre; at 3
cents a pound there is slight proft
and there would be $15.19 net profi'
per acre if the price were 40 ce
a pound, according to a statemeh
from D. W. Watkins, acting directo:
of the extension department d:
Clemson College, prepared for Gov
ernor Cooper by special request, an
made public 'by the Governor Saturn
day. , 'j. I
Mr. Watkins says that the govern
ment's estimate of the cotton croj
and the acreage prophesies an avefj
rage production of only 31 bales tolproducing cotton over the entire uelt
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acre this season. The statement o:
the Clemson official regarding t
cost of producing cotton is based o
government estimates of the 191
crop. Mr. Watkins says
The estimated acreage being cul^
tivated in cotton on June 25th wasjf
33,960,000 acres. This is the acreage
which sjiould be used in computin;
the cost of producing cotton, even
though some of it may have to bejTwo hoeings at $3 each __
Icking 434 lbs. at $2_
abandoned subsequently, for the rea
son that even on the abandoned acre-t
agc practically all the items of ex
pense were incurred except picking
and ginning. The dead loss of income
from abandoned acreage is a much
severer blow to the framer than if
he had broken even.
Taking 33,396,000 bales as the
acreage, and the government esti
mate of 10,696,000 'bales as the crop,
we have as the estimated production
per acre 31 bales. Counting 1,400
pounds seed cotton to make a 500
pounds of lint (which is very near
the average), this means that we
have an acreage production averag
ing 434 pounds of seed cotton per
acre. This means 155 pounds lint
and 279 pounds seed.
I submit the following as the most
accurate estimate that I can make
covering the average per acre cost rf
Some of the items of expense are
igreater than given in certain locali
ties, but this is given as an estim?te
o? the average cost.
Rent of land_$ 5.00
[^Preparing and planting_ 9.00
ertilizers 200 lb. at $50 " 5.00
ix cultivations at $2__.
hauling to gin_ 3.50
inning, bagging and ties __ 5.00
155 pounds lint ___
279 pounds seed a* $60.00 _
Estimated cost of production_-4 55.18
1 K 1 Q
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zers" might be included cost of haul
ing fertilizers though in many cases
ance any overcharge on any item.
Strong Lyceum Course.
The Knowlton Glee and Banjo
Club will be the first of our lyceum
series, ibeginning the winter's course
of five attractions, all of the highest
order. It is impossible to say which
is best. Each one is best in its line,
and we are looking for the hearty
support of our whole county.
The Knowltons are to come to us
on Monday, November 3rd. Their
specimen program will give you an
idea o f what is in store for those
who are so fortunate as to hear them.
Remember that these people are not
of questionable character, but are
clean and high toned, and you will
not be forced to hear low jokes
against your wills. You will go away
refreshed and sorry to see them
leave our town. Remember, that
what you hear and what you read
and what you see, feeds your minds,
and builds your characters, just as
what you eat feeds your bodies and
builds your tissues, so come out tb
hear the Knowlton Glee and Banjo
Club and enjoy some genuine high
toned, clean amusement.
For The Edgefield Advertiser:
Let it be borne in mind that I am
a native of South Carolina, born in
Edgefield District, as it was known
then, and I have never learned not
to love the dear old home of my
childhood. I am still in the Lone Star
State of Texas, located in Mitchell
County near Colorado City, it being
?situated on the banks of the Colora
Our crops in this section are abun
dant this year following a tree years'
drouth, but the weather up to this
time has been anything else but
ideal for saving a crop. Here we
raise cotton and we have a good cot
Columbia, S. C., October 27-31
Reduced Fares on all Railroads
Ask your Ticket Agent
MONDAY-Great Field Day and Wild West Shows by Soldier
from Camp Jackson.
TUESDAY-"Legion Day." First meeting of the South Carolina
, Legion of Honor.
WEDNESDAY-South Carolina's Greatest Horse Racine Events.
THURSDAY-The Classic CAROLINA-CLEMSON Foot Ball
Don't miss any of the great features of the Fair. Greatest poultry
show ?D the State's history. Big exhibit by the Government showing
Nation's strength in peace and war. Exhibit drill by picked company of
Clemson College Cadets. The greatest showing of fine cattle and hogs
ever seen in South Carolina. The Krauss aggregation of twenty shows.
Wonderful free acts.
ton country. So far, it has been free
from the boll weevil. We have the
boll worm and leaf worm to contend
with some time. Our feed crop con
sists of milomaize, kaffir corn and
and sorghum cane for roughness.
Our citizenship consists of as good
people as there are to be found. Our
climate is ideal. Our school system
I suppose, is second to none in the
South, East, North or West. But my
mind goes back occasionally to my
childhood days and I often think of
one occasion of the fate of an Amer
ican. Thus it used to be a child was
born in a log cabin, educated in a
log school house and elected presi
dent. Nowadays he is born in a pal
ace, fed out of a silver spoon, moved
to town, sent to a good high school
and run over by an automobile.
I am still receiving the dear old
Advertiser. If this fails to find its
way to the waste basket I may come
E. M. McCRELESS.
Fall Term of Court.
Monday morning the fall term of
the court of general sessions con
vened, with Judge S. W. G. Shipp
presiding. Solicitor Timmerman and
the other court officials were prompt
ly at their respective posts. After
the court was organized and the
judge charged the grand jury, the so
licitor handed out a number of in
dictments and true bills were found
in the following cases:
Oscar Martin, murder; Willie
Robinson, murder; Elijah Cheatham,
house breaking and larceny; Albert
Fulton, larceny; Wallace Chinn, as
sault and battery with intent to kill; !
George Washington, house breaking i
a;nd larceny; Mike Brook?, taking
and using an automobile without '
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and battery with intent to kill and
carrying concealed weapons, no bill
on first count and true bill on second
Elijah Cheatham pleaded guilty
to the charge of house breaking and
larceny and was given a sentence of
of two years on the chaingang.
George Washington pleaded guilty
to house 'breaking and larceny and
was sentenced to six months on the
Mose Eidson was convicted of car- 1
rying concealed weapons and was
given a sentence of 30 days on the
chaingang. He was defended by W. (
H. Nicholson and the State was rep
resented by the solicitor.
Willie Roberson, indicted for mur
der, was acquitted. He was repre
sented by N. G Evans and the State
by the solicitor.
At the hour of closing our forms
this morning the court is engaged
with the trial of Wallace Chinn,
charged with assault and battery
with intent to kill. He is represented
by N. G. Evans and the State by the
The grand jury completed its work
Tuesday and was discharged after
making its report.
Edgef?eld Post Organized.
Sunday afternoon immediately af
ter the close of the meeting held in
the interest of the memorial building
fund all the young white soldiers
present met and organized a branch
of the American Legion by electing
the following officers: James 0.
Sheppard, Commander; Frank Ad
ams, vice-commander, and Paul Cog
burn, finance officer. Another meet
ing will be held to enroll members
and complete the organization the
afternoon of the second Sunday in
November. All white soldiers and
sailors in the county are invited and
urged to be present at that time.
Indigestion, B illiousness, Constipa
Chamberlain's Tablets have re
stored to health and happiness hun
dreds who were afflicted with indi
gestion, billiousness and constipa
tion. If you are troubled in this way
give them a trial. You are certain to
be pleased for they will benefit you.
Meeting at Baptist Church
As announce last week, a meeting
was held in the Baptist church Sun
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in the
interest of the Memorial Building
campaign, County Chairman J. H.
Cantelou acting as master of cere
monies, lion Christie Benet of Co
lumbia hi"d been engaged to deliver
an address but Sunday morning Mr.
Cantelou received a telgram stating
that he could not come. Just a short
time befcre the meeting Mr. Cante
lou requested Mr. James O. Shep
pard to speak in Mr Benet's stead.
The service was opened with prayer
by Rev. A. L. Gunter who thanked
God for -;he loyalty, bravery and fi
delity of the young men who went
out from this county to serve their
country, and he also expressed pro
found gratitude for the safe return,
of such a large number of our boys.
The invocation was followed by a
male quartette, four young mea
irom the Baraca class. The next
number was a violin solo by Miss
Sabe Miller of Trenton, with organ
accompaniment by .Mrs Mamie Till
After ?tating at some length the
object of the meeting and reading
the act of the legislature providing
for the erection of a Memorial build
ing in Columbia to the memory of
those who lost their lives in the late
war and to those who enlisted for
military service, Mr. Simkins pre
sented the speaker of the afternoon,
Mr. Jame:; 0. Sheppard, who, in spite
(of the ve::y short notice given, made
a very effective address. He called at
tention to what other states, the na
tional government and the countries
overseas are doing to honor those
who served their country and urged
the people of Edgefield county to
have a creditable part in the under
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so a pleasing feature of thc occasion.
Mr. Cantelou now called for vol
untary contributions at the close
which amounted to about $435. The
people of Edgefield county have been
asked to raise $3,775 for the Memo
rial Building, and it is hoped that
there will be " generous and prompt
response Co the appeals of the coun
^ The compulsory school attendance
law requires that all children be
tween the ages of eight and fourteen,
years shall attend school four con
secutive months. To better suit the
convenience of all concerned, we
apply the law from November 1,
1919, to March 1, 1920. If a school
is in session for less than four
months, attendance for full term is
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education. -
D. A. R. Meeting. *
The Daughters of the American
Revolution held a delightful meeting
with Mrs D. B. Hollingsworth on
Tuesday afternoon, the Regent, Miss
Collett, presiding. Several matters of
business were taken up, and commu
nications read by Mrs. A. A. Wood
soon and Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.
Miss Grace Brumbaugh, the coun
ty supervising nurse, was introduced
as a guest and talked very entertain
ly of her experience as a Red Cross
nurse in France.
The subject for discussion was the
Constitution of the United States,
led by the historian, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
As a preface to the Constitution,
Mrs. Mi ins gave some of the imme
diate causes that led to the Revo
lution ard the Declaration of Inde
pendence was read by Mrs. Mamie
Tillman, who gave a sketch of Thom
as Jefferson, the gifted and versatile
The Articles of Confederation
were discussed, and then the Consti
tution was taken up by articles and
discussed by Miss Collett, Mrs. J. W.
Peak, Mrs. F. M. Warren and others.'
At the close of the meeting Mrs.
Hollingsworth served a salad course
with iced tea and sliced banana
cream ard cake.