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EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1919
Red Cross Drive Succeeding.
Mr. Mobley's Dairy Com
The Red Cross Drive has been on
during the past week and 268 mem
bers were secured. Mr. George Har
dy, a member, contributed $25 dol
lars to the cause, which adds to this
The chief attraction of the week is
the Chautauqua which is enjoyed at
the Opera House.
The young folks had a pleasant ri
valry in selling tickets, there being
two forces, the Pink and the Blue.
The school children all got special
Mr. W. A. Mobley, who lives just
out of the limits of our town, has
been running an up-to-date dairy for
some time, furnishing the town with
milk. He has enlarged his herd and
had them tested by the Federal au
thorities and all were found to be
free from infection.
The inspector complimented on his
improved methods of handling milk,
, and told hiih-that his was one of the
cle?nest dairies in the State. His en
tire herd is under the supervision of
the United States Bureau of Animal
His dairy is operated occording to 1
the rules and regulations of the ;
State Board of Health. He will com- ;
menee to ship milk to a creamery in
Columbia in a few days. i
Mrs. Minnie Strother has moved 1
to Fruit Hill and is making her home '.
with her daughter, Mrs. Branch.
Miss Gertrude Strother has accepted i
the school at Kneeces, of which she 1
is orinciral. va?.' * ?iii^lSP* i
Mi. cud Mrs. Gerard Tarrant spent 1
the week-end at Mt. Carmel with the .
former's parents. <
On Sunday evening, Dr. Kibler of <
Chautauqua, preached in the
Baptist church, and everyone great- i
ly enjoyed his discourse. There was <
a full attendance, many from other ?
denominations attending. ?
Mrs. T. R. Hoyt was hostess for ?
the Apollo Music Club last week and i
a delightful afternoon was spent.
Following the business session, a
musical program was had, the sub
ject being "Hawaiian Music." Papers
relative to the subject and vocal and
instrumental selections and choruses
of Hawaiian music were enjoyed.
There were several visitors and after '
the program the hostess served a
dainty repast and pretty favors were ,
given each one.
Mr. John M. Denny of Savannah
was a recent visitor here.
Miss Antoinette Denny has had ?
visiting her, Miss Reba Solomon of
New York and Miss Ruth Crouch of
Mrs. A. P. Lewis went to Bates
burg last week to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Lorenza Culham.
Mrs. John Mobley has returned
from the Columbia Hospital ,and her
friends will be glad to know that she i
Mrs. H. W. Crouch returned Satur
day from the Margaret Wright .Hos
pital where she was under treatment
and is now much benefitted.
Mrs. King, of Savannah, is the
guest of her sisters, Mrs. Mamie Hu
iet and Miss Eliza Mims. Her many
friends are delighted to see her.
Misses Louella Howard and Annie
Rodgers spent last week in Columbia
Miss Lottie Bean who is now teach
ing at Bamberg, was here for the
Miss Emma Bouknight has gone to
Tampa, Fla., to attend the general
U. D. C. convention. She is page for
the President General, Miss Mary.
Poppenheim who is her cousin. While
there she will go with a party to Cu
ba for a few days' visit.
Rev. W. S. Brooke attended the
State Baptist Convention held in Co
lumbia, the first of the week.
Mr. Watson Nickerson is at home
from overseas and is being warmly
Mrs. M. T. Turner and Miss Fran
ces Turner went, to Cheraw on Tues
day to attend the State D. A. R. con
f eren ce. Mrs. Turner is State Treas
urer and Miss Turner goes as the
Mrs. Coleman of Aiken, is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone. ?
Sad Death of Mrs. Luther
On Thursday afternoon of last
week just about twilight, at that sad
hour of the day as night is falling,
Mrs. Luther Quarles was called from
a life of service to her home above.
Mrs. Quarles was literally taken
from her work, being busy when she
was suddenly taken very ill, and died
in a few minutes at about 6:30
o'clock. This was a great shock and
surprise to everybody, for the people
had not heard her complain.
Mrs. Quarles had been living in
Edgefield for a number of years, all
her children having been reared in
this vicinity. She was 39 years of age
last August. Before her marriage,
she was Miss Emma Williamson, of
Aiken county. She leaves her hus
band, Mr. L. G. Quarles, two grown
sons, Getzen and Mack; Ralph ten
years of age and Geneva, just 16. All
were with her at the time of her
The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church, of which she and
her family were members, Dr. R. G.
Lee officiating. Many friends were
present to pay tribute to her mem
ory. At the grave the family and
friends stood by as the last sad words
Many lovely flowers covered the
casket, designs sent by individuals
and the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union of which she was a faith
ful member. ^
Her family who attended from a
distance were her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Williamson, brother, S.
M. Williamson and sister, Mrs. H. L.
Marshman of White Plains, Ga., Mr.
and Mrs. S. L. Gay and Mr. and Mrs.
George Stewart, sisters, of Augusta,
and brother, W. B. Williamson of
Norwood, Ga. An aunt, Mrs. Yaun of
Aiken county and a number of Mr.
Quarles' relatives from Edgefield
amer McCormick counties.
tvhoknew her and had led an un
selfish and consistent Christian life
tn our midst. She was a friend of
mine, and was cordial and hospitable,
generous and cheerful in all that we
MRS. J. L. MIMS.
Miss R?sela Parker Entertains
One of the loveliest and most elab
orate parties of the season was en
joyed by nearly seventy-five friends
of Miss R?sela Parker on Tuesday
evening when her birthday was cele
brated at the Hallowe'en time.
Each guest was greeted at the
door by Mr. and Mrs. Carwile, who
gave to each a card on which was
written a clause of an old time say
ing, the partner being the one who
held the complementary saying. This
gave a pleasant ripple of curiosity
and excitement in finding partners,
after which an hour of progressive
conversation was enjoyed.
On the veranda, fruit punch was
served by two witches, Misses Isa
belle Byrd and Helen Nicholson.
They were not real witches, although
they may have been said to be be
Music on the victrola and piano
and by Edgefield's sweetest singers
made a merry occasion merrier..
Many lovely presents were dis
played on the table of the hostess,
tributes of affection from many
The guests were all served an elab
orate salad course, and afterward
each cut a slice of the birthday cake.
The tables were decorated with
many quaint Hallowe'en novelties.
The Cambridge Players will be
here on Monday, 17th of November.
This company of the lyceum people
will give us the high class comedy,
"The Rivals." Our last number was
musical, this will be principally act
ing of a high order. We have four
members in this troup, and hold in
store for you a treat that you can
thoroughly enjoy throughout.
Remember, the next Lyceum num
ber comes on Monday night, Novem
ber 17th and the attraction is the
If you want a good overcoat, we
have it. All kinds at very reasonable
i I. MUKA SHY.
Wannamaker Says Depart?*;
ment Report Not Low Enough.
J. Skottowe Wannamaker,* presw
dent of the American Cotton associa?-;
tion, yesterday made public a raei^
sage which he had received from thai
department of agriculture" in r
sponse to a query sent by the Ame:
can Cotton association as to whethi
in the cotton report of October 1 th
department had made any deduct!
for acreage abandonment. The mei
sage from the department stated that,
no deduction in the indicated yielit?
was made for this abandonment "but
our crop reporters in the field were";
supposed to make the deduction' in
the indicated yield in their conditio^
report for acreage abandonment." :1
Mr. Wannamaker declares that thir
crop reporters made no allowance for
acreage abandonment, and that there.)
fore there should be a deduction of
3.6 per cent from the indicated yield!
given in the report of October $i\
This would amount to 385,000 bale??
and would bring the indicated yiek?
down to 10,311,000 bales.
Messages exchanged between the'
American Cotton association and the;
department of agriculture follow: -
"Our experts have been attempt?
ing to solve the quzzle of the indicat
ed yield as shown by the department
of agriculture in its reports of Oc
tober 1, in which an acreage aban
donment^ of 4.6 per cent, is shown./
They have just succeeded in arriving
at a solution of the problem. We
dressed the following query to the*
partment of agriculture:
" 'Did you make any deduction in
the indicated yield shown in your re
port of October 1 for acreage aban
donment of 4.6 per cent?'
"The following reply has been re
>a-.i? for .-v/fC '-jk- ?
fea!??? abandon* -
: ??fcj??*st -i h ih-: jv'-:.*
olutio- . .. ,.
ductiuii m ?_
condition report for acreage aoan
"Crop reporters in the field, of
course, made no allowance for an
acreage abandonment. Such a condi
tion has never existed heretofore in
the matter of acreage abandonment
and for this reason the request was
made of the department by the
American Cotton association to make
a report showing indicated yield less
the acreage abandonment.
"With the information we have
just received from the department
the situation becomes more clarified.
From the indicated yield, of 10,696,
000 bales, as shown by the govern
ment in its report of October 1,
there should be a reduction of 3.6
per cent, amounting to 385,000 bales
and bringing the indicated yield
down to 10,311,000 bales. We de-1
duct only 3.6 per cent, from the yield
because a deduction of 1 per cent
had previously been made.
"There will not only be the short
est amount of good grade cotton in
comparison with total yield produced
in the last 25 years, but in addition
to this the good grado cotton produc
ed will be very materially reduced
by gin cuts. This is due to the rotton
condition of seed and the wet condi
tion of the cotton, the situation be
ing so serious that throughout the
Western section the gins have been
urged to discontinue ginning until
some method could be devised for
handling cotton in this condition.
"Another matter that will have
material bearing on the market is
that through confidential sources we
are informed that Europe, becoming
alarmed at the possibility of securing
good grade cotton on account of
their financial stringency is buying
for future requirements as fast as
possible through contracts on the ex
change, and that as these contracts
mature, they will demand spot cot
ton. This will result in the largest
amount of spot deliveries on con
tracts in proportion to the size of the
crop that has ever been made, and
this will have startlingly bullish re
This is the only way in which Eu
rope can assure itsself of spot cotton
for future requirements, and the
trade is entirely overlooking these
European purchases."-The State.
Miss Sue Adams Writes From
Salisbury Normal and In
Yesterday during quiet hours I de
cided to write to you.
One reason why I have not written
sooner was I feared no one would be
interested in hearing from me and I
ido not want to occupy space for
It was nine-thirty when we reach
ed the Salisbury station coming from
Edgefield and when I reached the
Salisbury Normal and Industrial In
stitute it was past ten.
I was directed to room one on first
floor of Wiley Hall. Ethel Cheatham
was assigned to the same room. The
surroundings looked lonely and de
serted. There were three double
decker beds, a chiffonier, dresser and
washstand, and chairs of course, On
the dresser there were photographs
bf strange or unfamiliar people,
comb and brush and various individ
ual belongings of the other occu
pants of the room.
Ethel and I ate the rest of our
lunch and as the trunks had just ar
rived, we fixed our beds.
Just then two surprised girls came
rushing in the window. They were
our room-mates. We learned that
they had been to the movies and no
one knew it. This was, of course be
fore the opening.
They were very friendly, and Ja
nie Wolfe, having been here before,
assured us that we would be eating
grits and syrup mixed together be
fore a week. She was only trying to
tease us and encourage our disap
After several days I learned the
names of the majority of the girls
OT>H fnnn/i +V10+ Tviftof ~* *ihPin were
? . upposed
in ? . :-:ve.I
.... . m .. .. i:vci ;. . . ex-.
ccjfu.xife ii w^...:. .Um
twice each week.
What parts of Salisbury I have
seen are very beautiful. It has a
population of twenty-five thousand
inhabitants. Salisbury should be very
proud of her beautiful dwelli: ,s and
churches and too, her clever lads and
Since I have been here I have at
tended the Baptist church, the Pres
byterian, the Episcopal and the Lu
theran! I have no condemnation for
either, but as for myself "Hurrah for
the Baptist with her Seventy-five
Million Dollar Campaign."
Dr. Atkinson was nere for several
days recently. I waited upon his ta
ble. He complimented my work and
told me to give you and yours his
I haven't heard from Dr. Lee at
all. I did like him but it is one-sided
SUE D. ADAMS.
S. N. I. I.,
Salisbury, N. C.
A Kind Deed Appreciated.
Some great man said, he delighted
to do a good deed in secret, and then
unexpectedly have it come to light.
Recently 0. C. Harling, the son of
Mr. W. E. Harling of Pleasant Lane,
did a very kindly deed for a comrade
in the shipyard at Newport News, Va.
He stood by him until nothing more
could be done in a sudden and fatal
attack of illness, and gathered to
gether the necessary amount of mon
ey for his needs. After his death the
following excerpts from a letter from
his mother in Charleston were re
ceived by Mr. Harling: "I am writing
with tear-dimmed eyes, but I want
you to remember my gratitude for
all your kindness and goodness
shown me in my awful and almost
unbearable trouble. You have won a
large part in our hearts. Mr. Harling,
your kindness will never be forgot
ten, and I know the good Lord will
always bless you with many bless
Jack Frost will soon be here and
you will need warm clothing to pro
tect your health. We have on hand a
fine collection of very excellent
sweaters for every member of the
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The W. C. T. U. held a delightful
meeting on Monday afternoon with
Mrs. A. A. Wells. A parlor full of
ladies gave inspiration to the occa
sion as well as the cordial greetings
of the hostess.
Several visitors were present,
among them, Mrs. P. B. Lanham,
Mrs. Gregg Mccutcheon and Mrs.
Patrick of Savannah.
The devotions were taken from the
Temperance Sunday lesson, and the
Indian Legend, "The Trailing Arbu
tus" was read by Mrs. A. B. Carwile,
the Trailing Arbutus being the flow-,
er of the W. C. T. U.
An interesting accoi t of the
State Fair was given by Mrs. Till
man, giving her experience in the W.
C. T. U. Booth where literature and
ice water were served and also a
description of some of the exhibits,
especially those in which our Edge
field friends, Mr. Carwile and Miss
Major were interested, both of these
have taken part in the arrangement
of the fair.
Mrs. Abner Broadwater read an
entertaining article on "Thanksgiv
ing expressed in Christian Patriot
An account of the W. C. T. U.
State convention in Marion was giv
en by Mrs. J. L. Mims, and also what
the Edgefield school had done on
Frances Willard Day.
Mrs. Carwile and Mrs. Lee sang
a duet, "We're coming dear Leader,"
a song dedicated to the memory of
A letter was read from Madame
Olivier of Finist?re, France, thank
ingthe union for the payment just I
received for her little daughter,1
Marie. It was decided to send a '
Christmas box to little Marie, and
each member is asked to send a pres
ent, a doll, books, handkerchiefs, a
dress, toy or anything which would
please a little five-year-old girl who
has no father left to care for her. Ar
ticles are to be left with Mrs. C. E.
May" by November 13.
A year book committee consisting"
of Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman and Mrs B. E. Nicholson
The Christmas boxgcommittee is
Mrs. C. E. May, Mrs. A. E. Padgett,
Mrs. J. E. Hart and Mrs. D. B. Hol
Budget committee, Mrs. W. A.
Byrd, Mrs. W. B. Cogbum and Mrs.
J. W. Stewart.
Two new members, Mrs. W. L.
Nicholson and Miss Hortensia Wood
son were received.
The next meeting will take place
December 8, with Mrs. Frank Logan,
when the members, according to
their custom, will bring a shower for
the Door of Hope.
Mrs. Wells served delightful re
freshments of ice cream and plain
and chocolate cake. She was assisted
by Misses Mary Dorn and Roxie
Our young friend James Walton
I was very warmly greeted in Edge
field Thursday, having stopped here
while en route from Camp Gordon to
his home near Meeting Street. James
was one of the last Edgefield county
boys to be mustered out of the ser
vice, having spent fourteen months
on overseas duty. He was in Ger
many with the army of occupation
from March until August. It is in
teresting to hear him relate some of
his overseas experiences. He was dis
charged at Camp Gordon early last
week and came at once to Edgefield.
James went to the training camp in
fine spirit and made a good soldier.
Most laxatives and cathartics af
ford only temporary relief and
should be used only for that purpose.
When you want permanent relief
take Chamberlain's Tablets and be
careful to observe the directions with
each package. These tablets not only
move the bowels, but improve the ap
petite and strengthen the digestion,
erally respond to this appeal of the
Mrs. Otis Mobley of Heath Springs
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak.
We areareceiving shipments daily
of winter merchandise. Your inspec
tion is invited. Our prices are lower
Names of Subscribers and the
Amounts Subscribed to State
U. D. C. Society.
J. C. Sheppard, J. L. Mims, J. W.
B. B. Jones, 0. Sheppard, R. H. Nich
olson, W. A. Strom.
Walter W. Wise, W. B. Cogburn, A.
S. J. Miller, W. A. Byrd, R. N. Broad
water, Mrs. B. L. Mims.
J. S. Scurry, S. McG. Simkins, J.
O. Sheppard, J. H. Reel, W. H. Har
Un& A. B. Carwile, E. S. JoLnson,
J. W. Fuller, W. W. Fuller, M. W.
Shive, T. B. Greneker, T. J. Paul, J.
L. Addison, W. E. B. Tompkins, J. S.
Byrd, M. P. Wells, E. J. Mims, W. W.
Miller, Jr., L. Wigfall Cheatham, M.
A. Taylor, Mrs. J. B. Kennerly, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, C. E. May, L. T.
May, Mrs. L. H. Prescott, L T. Pad
gett, Rev. A. L. Gunter, S. B. Mays,
MK. L. S. Kernaghan, J. H. Allen.
W. 0. Posey, G. V. Crouch, W. L.
Holston, C. M. Mellichamp, John
Mins, L. C. Warren, P. L. Cogburn.
M. B. Tucker, R. M. Scurry, Goode
Reel, C. M. Whitlock, M. D. Lyon, Jr.
Mrs. J. H. Miller, Edgar Strother, T.
M. Adams, A. A. Edmunds.
Thomas Mott Kernaghan, Rae
Timmerman, Eddie Talbert, Wiley
Agner, Mrs. Sam Agner, A. L. John
son, William Strom, Jr., Mrs. Carrie
Mays, Mrs. J. R. Scurry, Mrs. Anna
White, C. V. Holmes, Mrs. Kate
Mims, Miss Ethel Schenk, Mrs. Birdie
Davis, Mrs. J. E. Agner, Miss Kath
erine Stewart, Miss Alice Prescott,
Miss.' Scurry, Mrs. J. H. Reel, Mrs. M.
D. Lyon, Eddie Peak.
If any names of subscribers are
om^ited^nf IhiS ii^,t^^-<^|tt
report same to me so' that 1 can
make the correction, as I wish the
name of every contributor to be pub
lishedvweekly hereafter. We must
driv-? this matter in all seriousness
and earnestness henceforth if we ex
pect our county to be numbered with
those that go "over the top." Some
counties are already over. Shall we
allow ours to remain among the de
linquent; will YOU permit it?
Individual help is essential for
the success of our county in this
drive. Let's put our county "over
the lop" during the next few days.
Each contributor will please mail
check to me at once or as soon as
J. H. CANTELOU,
..S - .'J
Card of Thanks.
W? are deeply grateful for the
sympathy expressed and kindness
shown us by friends and neighbors
durir g the hour of unspeakable grief
through which we are passing, caus
ed by the sudden death of our belov
ed wife and mother. Words can not
express the deep gratitude which we
feel. We hope some day to be able
to rerurn the many kindnesses shown
L. G. QUARLES and CHILDREN.
Hamilton Auto Company. ^
A new and well equipped garage
makes its bow to the Edgefield pub
lic this week. We refer to the Hamil
ton Auto Company, whose advertise
ment appears in this issue. They are
local agents for the Hudson, Essex
and Maxwell cars. Their machanical
department is in charge of two com
petent mechanics, Mr. Jack Wall and
Mr. Clyde Kennington, of Atlanta,
Mr. Wall was a lieutenant in the
308th Motor Train and spent much
time ' overseas duty. The Hamilton
Auto Company will be pleased to
demonstrate any of their cars to
prospective purchasers. This new
company is composed of three of
Edgefield's best citizens. Mr. M. B.
Hamilton and his two sons, Fred and
Jus; received a large shipment of
Hutchins and Potter shoes. Shoes for
men, women and children. For dress
and every day.