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VOL. 84 '^/^ EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5.1919 N0 35
Mrs. Lott Entertained Emily
Geiger Chapter. New Cen
tury Club Met Fri
With Mrs. White.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met on Monday afternoon with
the Vice Regent, Mrs. P. N. Lott
the meeting opening with music on
the victrola. The school at Tamassee
Was an interesting topic of discus
sion, and the committee appointed to
arrange some way to raise funds for
this school, stated a rummage sale
was being planned 'for this to be had
on Saturday afternoon.
The chapter formed some rules at
K*Ms time of meeting. One of which
is "Any member failing to carry
t her assigned part of the program
as arranged in the year book, shall be
fined 50 cents, unless she shall have
a very reasonable excuse."
After business, music was again
enjoyed. The hostess served a dainty
.repast of /riced turkey, salad, crack,
ers, salted nuts and cocoanut and
fruit cake. .
The Bell Telephone System, loca
ed at Augusta, gave a banquet on
N'?W Year's night, and the telephone
force of the town went down upon
invitation,' to enjoy this. Those from
here who went were Misses .Maggie
Satcher, Hattie Johnson, Clara Brice
Whittle, Addie Holmes and Messrs.
Albert Dozier, Marion Bartley and
A beautiful' Christmas party was
that of last Tuesday, December 30,
given by Misses Sara and George
Sawyer. The home was artistically
decorated in Christmas greens and
many red bel?s, clustered about, and
seemed to chime merrily.
The guests were welcomed by the
sister sof the hostesses, Mrs B. Ed
wards and Mrs. Jim Edwards, and
Mrs. Walter Sawyer, Mrs. Shelton
Sawyer md W. M. Sawyer assisted | ]
?n entertaining. A guest of honor was "
tjj?ir sister, Mrs. Willis of Williston
and her attractive young daughter,
who furnished "delightful music.
Score cards were given and each j ?
found her place at the tables for
rook, and a lively game ensued. Lat
er the hostesses served an elaborate
salad course with coffee.
Miss Prothrow of Williston has
been the guest of Mrs. W. E. La
Mrs .Leon Stansell of Ohio has
been spending a few days here with
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts. She and Mrs. Stan
sell spent the holidays at Elko, with
, the latter's parents, and from here
' she will go to Birmingham, Ala., to
i spend a while with her mother, Mrs.
? Mir! M. 0. Fulmer has sold out his
' grocery business to Mr. Smith, who
has the meat market in the rear bf
. ;his store. Mr. Fulmer could not corn
'. :inue business here as he was unable \
t i. find a home for his family,
r During the past week a petition
f vas circulated over the town to se
uxe the signature of every woman
vho was in favor of the suffrage
novement, and this will be sent to
>etition the legislators to ratify the
uffrage amendment. From the pe
ition it seemed that every woman
? ?ras in favor of the movement.
Miss Jennie Walsh of Sumter, has
?>een for a visit to the family of her
.rother, Mr. Bartow Walsh.
: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright have
gloved here from Georgia and are be
lg welcomed. Mrs. Wright is pleas
j^ntly remembered as Miss Lucia
? Miss Francts Turner is at home
. rom a visit to Miss Lucile McLendon
t Timmonsville, S. C.
. The G. A.'s ha* a very happy time
a the evening if December 29th,
t the nome of on? of its members,
ffiss Marian Turne:. The girls had
' een asked to aid ir. the payment of
^ie piano at Edisto Academy, so they
grided on a box-park and each one
.as h.'a.-y and filled vith all kinds
j good things that g> to make a
ast. After a round cf games and
rusic, the boxes were sdd and each
[.y, in some mysterious >ay, bought
i st the one he wanted, vhen they
?re opened to be enjoyed.
i The R. A.'s held theil annual
[iristmas party on the evnnig of
h; 30th, in the home of on of the
jkxders, Mrs. S. J. Watson, Vlrs. P.
?feteyens being the other asistant.
Hgi member had thc privilegeof in
Kr ' "riend, and earry, a iaerry
some of the games were had out on
the large lawn, while indoors the
quiet games were played. During the
evening whipped, cream, jelly and
cake were served.
Everyone present had a very de
Mr. M. 0. FuJmer received a tele
gram on Sunday morning stating
the sudden death of his brother which
had occurred at his home near Cha
p?n, S. C., in the early part of the
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese and Miss
Martha Reese are guests of Mrs. T.
Mrs. Whitaker and little ones are
guests in the home of the former's
brother, Mr. Clarence Woodward.
Mr. Walker Mobley and Miss Liz
zie Kate Anderson were married on
New Years' day in North Augusta,
at the home . of the bride's cousin,
Miss Juanita Woodward. The happy
young couple left here that morning
but did not let but a few know of
their plans, and then later phoned
thc news back. r~
After spending a few days in Au
gusta and Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs.
Mobley arrived on Monday and are
receiving congratulation s of their
The New Century club met with
Mrs. J. H. White on Friday after- j
noon and during business, conducted
t>y Miss Clara Sawyer, several mat
ters were disposed of. The financial
condition of the club was good, the
treasurer reporting a good amount
:o begin the new year.
As the month of February is gen
ially disagreeable, the club discuss
ed holding Reciprocity at another
lamed date. Flowers had been sent
:o several'who had been sick.
The subject of the study topic was
'What the New Year Promises the
lew." Miss Mallie Waters read a
*ood paper- o" "TI*~ T-^
ie had p'
31ara Saw>- ?T: A :.?
?ble mnsij ._. curing the
social period the hostess served hot
mocolate and wafers.
Messrs. Quincy and Ben Kinard of
Gleenwood and Mr. Calvin Kinard of
Epworth, Were visitors in the homes
)f relatives here the first of this past
Farm Loan Board to Check I
Washington, Jan. 4.-Regulation !
lesigned to check the creation of
speculative land values and specula
tion generally have ibeen placed in
?ffect by the federal farm loan board
in all farm loan banks, the board's
annual report, made public tonight,
reveals. Farm loan banks have been
instructed "to lose without regret"
applications fo- loans which do not
protect ancply the banks and their
In furtherance of the policy to ?
keep down "unwarranted' land val
ues, the banks have been ordered not
to enter into competition with pri
vate loaning agencies where the lat
ter have offered larger loans than the
board's appraisers believe to be jus
The board's regulations provide
with few negligible exceptions-that
not more than $100 per acre will bc
loaned, even in cases where actual
sales were taking place at $250 to
?400 per acre. Supplementing this is
a ruling that where a farm had sold
within a year at a considerably en
hanced price, the price of the sale
next previous was to be one to be
considered by the appraisers in fixing
the amount of the loan.
The farm loan system since its
creation has supplied a total of $338,
134,000 to the farmers of thc nation.
In its report a year ago, the board
gave total loans at $154,742,000
Or a growth in the year ending No
vember 30 'of more than 100 per
Seven O'Clock Dinner
Dr. J. G. Tompkins and Dr. Hugh
Mitchell were hosts on Tuesday ev
ening at a delightful dinner and
bridge party to twenty-eight of their
friends. Seven tables of bridge gave
entertainment for the evening, Gov.
J. C. Sheppard receiving first prize,
and Mr. L. Wigfall Cheatham the
At the close of tr?e game a sump
tuous and daintily served turkey din
ner was enjoyed at the card tables.
Come to County Boll Weevil
. If you are at all interested in the
welfare of agricultural conditions of
Edgefield county, whether or not you
are farming, you should be in the
fight against Mr. B. Weevil and fam
ily. Clemson College has arranged> a
schedule of conferences over the
state to get the farmers, business
men and all those who have an inter
est in the welfare of our people, to
gether to put on a stubborn fight
against the cotton pest. The follow
ing subjects will be discussed at
Agricultural credit under boll wee
vil conditions; growing cotton under
boll weevil conditions; production
and marketing of .peanuts, tobacco,
.sweet potatoes, and livestock under
boll weevil conditions; a safe farm
ing program of farming for 1920.
The Edgefield county meeting will
be held in the Court House on Tues
day, January 20th, at ll a. m. You
are cordially invited to be present.
The meeting will probably consist of
a morning and. evening session.
There will be little speech making.
Business and discussions will take up
the entire time. So if you have any
suggestions to make come prepared
to deliver them, but if you expect to
explode a bomb of argicultural gas
you have no place at this meeting.
Aiken county will have its meet
ing on January 19th and Saluda on
January 21. Remember the Edgefield
time and place; at the Court House,
Tuesday, January 20, at ll a. m.
Mr. N. L. Broadwater in Flor
Mr. N. L. Broadwater is now en
joying a visit to his daughter and
son, two lovely granddaughters .yiid
other friends in the beautiful town
of Eustis. He spent his Christmas
fv,"-J . ,. ] . -?H -?he festive
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surup?- Flowers ar? blooming in every"
direction, at all times of the year,
and occasionally you might see a
dark colored boy on the back of an j
alligator taking a ride on the high
I am afraid that Nick will not j
want' to leave that charming country
until the tropical weather drives him 1
away, and he nods and dreams that
the red clay land of Edgefield is call
ing and can no longer do without his
tender care. \
A Palace Car
If you wish to experience the joy
of riding in a palace on wheels, try
the Overland 4 sedan which Mr. J.
D. Holstein, Jr., has just received.
It is a de luxe car in its upholstering
and in its easy riding qualities. Do
not take our word for it but ask Mr*
Holstein to give you a spin in it and
i you will feel like placing your order
(Since the foregoing was written
Mr Holstein has sold this car to Mr.
John Rainsford but he will soon
Board of Commerce
Feeling the need of on organiza
tion through which the citizens
could co-opeate and combine their
efforts for the advancement of Edge
field along industrial and commer
cial lines, a number of citizens met
recently "and organized a Board of
Commerce by the election of the fol
lowing officers: J. H. Cantelou, pres
ident; M. W. Shive, vice-president;
S. B. Nicholson, treasurer, and 0. P.
Bright, secretary. The following
were elected directors: B. Cantelou,
A. B. Carwile, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor,
E. C. Asbell, W. A Byrd, L. W. Cheat
ham and J. L. Mims.
More than a score of reperesenta
tive citizens have already enrolled
their names as members and practi
cally no work has been done by the
membership committee. It is hoped
that several hundred men of Edge
field, both town and county, will
join and put their shoulders to the
wheel. The organization is county
wide in its interests and should be
county wide in its membership.
Attend the meeting in the court
house Friday night a seven o'clock.
FOR SALE: A well broken ox,
six years old and weighs 1,120
pounds. Price $100. Apply to W. M.
AGNER, Modoc, S. C.
Senate and House ? Reconvene
Fallowing . Christmas Holiday.
Washington Jan. 4.-Congress re
convenes at noon tomorrow, after a
fortnight's holiday, with months of
.h??Jd work in sight and adjournment
expected by few leaders before the
presidential campaign next fall. The
orilr/recess looked for is a brief one
in j ummer when the national party
co. vantions are in session. .
innumerable domestic and inter
n?^.mal problems await the* atten
tion of congress with partisan politics
of -'?he coming presidential election
prominently to the fore. Political
spathes . of presidential candidates
an'd^nembers of congress up for re
election are expected to flood the con
?p senate will resume tomorrow
coi^ideration of the sedition bill of
Senior Sterling, Republican, of
NortU Dakota, and later ibegin work
on ri-e house water power develop
mea>; measure. The Victor Berger
election case is the principal feature
of tc-morrow's program in the house
when; leaders plan to reject imme
diately the reelection certificate' of
the Milwaukee Socialist, ousted in
the last session and promptly reelect
Treaty This Month?
The senate returns tomorrow in
the itope of disposing of the German
peac? treaty this month, but without
substantial results from compromise
negotiations during the holiday're
cess. Some immediate move, however
is expected, possibly launched in de
bate tomorrow. The motion of Sen
ator Underwood for appointment of
a conciliation committee is awaiting
consideration as is the resolution of
Senator Knox proposing ratification
of all peace terms except the league
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financial" ??ld otnci
arising as war aftermath. The rail
road reorganization bills and the oil,
coal, gas and phosphate land leasing
bill, both in conference, are schedul
ed for final action this month.
Usual committee activity is on the
program. Army reorganization plans
of the two military committees are
completed and differ only in details,
except that the house bill is to be
based on universal miKtary training
projects. The senate committee will
take up next Friday the bill drafted
by a subcommittee, anticipating an
early report of the senate.
'Shipping legislation will be taken
up January 12 by the senate com
merce committee with wooden ship
contract adjustment slated for Jan
Many investigations will he pros
ecuted by both senate and house. Be
sides the house war expenditures in
quiry, the senate committee will con
tinue the Mexican investigation here
and on the border. Mrs. Sturgis,
whose husband was murdered, will
be heard here tomorrow.
Inquiry into navy awards of deco
rations will be begun at a joint hear
ing of the senate and house naval
committees. Plans will be laid next
Tuesday by the senate committee.
Investigation of Bolshevik propa
ganda and activities of L. C. A. K.
Martens, Soviet "ambassador," is to
begin next Friday by a foreign rela
tions subcommittee headed by Sen
ator Moses under a resolution adopt
ed last month.
Other senate investigations plan
ned include the coal situation by the
committee headed by Senator Freiing
huysen, the Ford-Newberry election
contest from Michigan, investigation
of the federal trade commission and
charges of Senator Watson that some
of its employees are Socialist propa
gandists, and the news print paper
" General tariff or internal Revenue
tax revision legislation is not planned
during the present session of con
gress, although minor houses bills
affecting individual tariff schedules
will reach the senate. Repeal of the
war luxury taxes on soft drinks also
is planned before'hot weather sets
The Kenyon-Kenrick bills for fed
eral regulation of the meat industry,
are to be taken up tomorrow by the
senate agriculture committee, testi
mony of the "big five" packers and
other interests having been conclud
ed. Next Friday the committee will
hold hearings on a bill to extend the
maximum limit of federal farm
The senate plans to pass next week
the first bf the remedial bills urged
'by the senate labor committee pro
viding for the Americanization of
foreigners and committee work on
proposed federal tribunals to consid
er labor disputes also will be taken
Laws to deport and exclude unde
sirable aliens are to be considered im
mediately, including the Johnson de
portation bill passed last month by
the house and the administration
measure extending power to veto un
desirable immigration by denial of
Senate democrats will meet in
caucas January 15 to elect a minority
leader to succeed the late Senator
Martin of Virginia\ with Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska, administra
tion leader in the peace treaty fight
controversy and Senator Underwood,
former Democratic house leader, in
contest for the leadership.
Thomas Mott Kernaghan Cel
ebrates Third Birthday.
Thomas Mott Kernaghan enter
tained a numbe of his friends of his
age at his 3rd party anniversary last
Tuesday afternoon. The tables and
decorations were pink and white and
everything was made dainty and
beautiful to charm the child spirit
Every child loves color and beauty
and the bustle of preparation for a
coming event in their behalf.
The guests brought to him tokens
of their esteem which they opened
and enjoyed together, and the re
? enc i<v.~. -
Have you seen the County Agri
cultural Agent about having your
orchard sprayed? If not you should
do so at once. The spray for San
Jose scale should go on a tonce. Use
the commercial lime-sulphur for this,
proportion 1 to 10.
Do you ever prune your orchard?
Do you know that you should? Coun
ty Agent A. B. Carwilc will be busy
for the next two months assisting I
with this work. You may get aid from
him if you so desire. Do not expect
him to do all the work; this is not his
business. His place is that of an in
structor for thc county.
Do you pay fruit agents double
prices for your trees? You do if you
do not see th a County Agent before
you buy. Beware cf the fruit tree
peddler why promsies so much that !
he can not do all he says.
Meeting of Colored Farmers
There will be a farmers' confer
ence for the colored people held at
the new. Graded School near Pleas
ant Lane known at the Springfield
Bethel Academy, on January 28-29.
This will be for the betterment of
the colored farmers in Edgefield
and adjoining counties.
Every farmer that is interested in
agriculture come and discuss the bet
ter way of raising corn and cotton,
etc. Also how to use economy in liv
W. H. Hilyard, Colored 'Extension
Agriculture Agent, will be there to
conduct the meeting. He is prepared
to give any information along this
There will also be a fair on the sec
ond day. Horse races, base ball,
games, etc. The colored children' of
the community are being taught in
dustrial work which will be on ex
Let us make the conference worth
The colored school building is near
ing completion. We have two teach
ers already and the third one will be
here in a few days after the opening.
Our enrollment is very large. I
presume it's a God's blessing that the
law is to enforce the people to send
their children to school. This shows
very plainly that the Southern ^.vhite
man is our friend. I shall always love
them. . j
I am yours for the cause,
P. L. ANDERSON.
Effort Renewed to Break Sen
ate Lock on Treaty. ,
vltashmgton, Jan 2.-Efforts to
break the peace treaty deadlock in
the senate were renewed to-day as
senators of both parties began re
turning from their holiday trips pre
para tory to the reconvening Mon-'
day of Congress.
The' only surface developments to
indicate the trend of the negotiations
were a number of conferences in
which both Senator Lodge af Massa
chusetts, the republican leader, and
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, act
ing leader of the democrats, were
prominent figures though they did
not see one another. All of the con
ferences decline to go into details,
but they gave an expression of hope
fulness that the day's work had ad
vanced the situation toward an agree
Who should make the. first open
move for a compromise, however, con
tinued to be a warmly Rebated ques
tion, each side apparently maneuver
ing while the negotiations went on
under the surface, to force the other
side to be the first to -break from its
former position. Senator Lodge still
maintained that any compromise
move should come from the demo
crats and Senator Hitchcock insisted
that the initiative should be taken by
In declaring formal compromise
offers must come from ther democrats,
the republican leaders reiterated that
enough senators to. defeat ratifica
tion were pledged to accept no com
promise that would impair material
ly the majority ^reservation program
of last session. To this Senator Hitch
cock replied that there were enough
on his side of the chamber to defeat
ratification Who were pledged
against an y .compro?
.?/ uiocnnca'tion ot the res
creations. .. ""..< "'. .
Celebrates Seventy-Fifth An
The Penn Drug Store, now known
as Penn & Holstein, is by a consider
able number of years the oldest mer
cantile establishment in Edgefield.
In 1845, Mr. George L. Penn, the
maternal grand-father of Mrs. J. D.
Holstein, established this business
and it has been in the family since
that time. About 15 years ago Mr. J.
D Holsetin, the present owner, pur
chased a half interest in tba Penn
Drug Store from W. B. Penn and he
has managed it very successfully.
No store or business house in Edge
field has ever more firmly established
itself in the confidence of vthe people
than has that which was founded
seventy-five years ago by Mr. George
L. Penn. All down through its seven
ty-five years cf existence its name
has stood for 100 per cent merit and
1,724 S. C. Farmers Apply for
Columbia, S. C., Jan .-The total
number of South Carolina farmers
applying for loans through the Fed
eral Loan Bank in Columbia for the
year just closed was 1,724. The face
value of the loans asked was $6,538,
281. The total number of loans ap
proved was 1,210 for $3,938,772. Of
this number 850 farmers actually
closed their loans for $2,744,520.
The average size of the South Caro
lina- Loan to farmers last year was.
The money is loaned over a long*
period of year at a very low rate of
interest. Recently when A. F. Lever,
member of the federal reserve board,
was in Columbia, he emphasized that
this was the first time in the history
of the United States when farmers
could procure loans through the fed
eral loan banks at a lower rate of
interest than could be procured by
I am now prepared to do an / kind
of shop work, such as cabinet work
and upholstering. Will build your
door and window frames, sash, door,
or blinds. If you want anything in
this line will be glad to see you.
E. P. ARTHUR.