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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
William Wright Injured
Falling Timber. Tobacc
Crop Promising. Bap
tists Make Report.
William Wright, the young soi
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright happt
to a serious accident on Thurs
while at work at the planing mil
Mr. Ben Wright. A large pie?
timber fell from some place al
where he stood, striking him on
head, crushing the skull where
point of the wood struck him.
Medical aid was given him at c
. and hasty plans were made to ci
him on the midday train to the
lumbla Hospital. He was accoir
ined by his father and Dr. Weic
mari, and Mrs. M. R. Wright as
mother was prostrate with grief.
An operation was performed
Dr. Bunch soon after his arri1
which was very successful. It is pr
able that a silver plate will rep!
the fractured skull. The physici;
stated that had it been another s
ti on of the brain that received
shock he would have died soon af
the accident. His condition now
A matter of great interest now
the curing of tobacco, many of 1
farmers have fine fields of this,
number of buildings for this \
have been built and the process
curing is interesting to see. Mr. I
eas Walker has a large field out
front of his residence, and the di
. ing process is going on in a buildi
just in the edge of the woods, so
that have never seen such, can av
themselves of this opportunity.
Lieut. Clark, a naval officer, h
ben spending a few days at Mulbi
ry Hill Plantation with his frier
Mr. William Bouknight.
He was an honor guest at a d
lightful dinner party on Saturd;
Dr. Mal Anderson has return*
to Atlanta after a vis:.t to relative
Miss Annie Stokes is at hon
from a visit to Miss Killingsworth
Miss Marie Lewis is at home fro
a visit to her cousin, Miss Carr
Mobley at Thomson, Ga.
Rev. W. S. Brooke is conductir
a meeting this week at Salem churc
The report of the Baptist churc
carried to the Ridge Association WJ
read on Sunday morning and adop
ed. In gifts to every purpose, by til
church and the societies, it was th
finest in the history of the churc]
The amount is $18,725.65. The gre*
campaign was the cause of such a
Mr; and Mrs. Robert Leavell, o
Newberry have been fer a visit t
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John Ji
and Miss Mary Lewis were here thi
week in the home of Mrs. Willi
Tompkins. They have recently re
turned from Glenn Springs.
? Miss Annie Ruth Tim merman o
Georgia is the guest of relatives.
Miss Annie Crouch is the guest o
relatives in Columbia.
Miss Lucile Smith has returned ti
Newberry after a visit to her aunt
Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Mrs. Aleen McClung has returne<
from Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. C. P. Corn is at home from i
visit to her parents at Walhalla.
Mrs. O. D. Black and Miss Zen?
Payne visited in Columbia last week
Mrs. Jesse Derrick and childrer
are in Macon, Ga., the guests of rel.
Miss Marion Mobley has gone t(
Charlotte to visit friends.
Everyone will be glad to knov,
that little Ann Mims, the daughter
of Mrs. Oliver Hamilton, of Middle
brooke, Va., is now convalescing af
ter an attack of scarlet fever.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner, Miss
es Marion and Grace Turner and
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Turner and
Billie are at home from a mountain
trip, and spent day and night at
Tamassee, the wonderful D. A. R.
school that is the pride of the state
Mr. George Nickerson has been
for a visit to the home folk.
The pretty bunaglow of Mr. Mc
Creight is about completed and will
soon be occupied.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Keith, little
Elizabeth and Miss Frances Webb,
.have been guests of Mrs. Harry C.
Mrs. L. C. Latimfer has gone to
Macon, Ga., to spend two weeks with
her son, Dr. Edward Latimer.
I Rev. Chester, presiding elder of
one of the circuits in Georgia, is
^pending a few days in th? home of
Mr. Will Wright. He came to see his
,son, Mr. Leland Chester, who is ill.
The latter will probably soon go to
some health .camp where it is hoped
.he will soon be restored to health,
entertained with a moonlight party
entertained with a moonlight party
on Thursday evening. The moon was
great and the cozy seats and swings
in the grove by the home were all
conducive to a good time.
Mrs. M. E. Norris, Mrs. Alice Cox,
Misses Lillian Mobley and Sara Nor
ris have been for a visit to Augusta.
Mrs. F. S. Bland has gone to Hen
dersonville to spend a while.
Miss Annie Lykes spent the week
end with Miss Emma Bouknight.
Mrs. Van Edwards and children
have gone to the mountains of
North Carolina to stay two weeks.
Misses Bessie and Isabelle Bean
have returned from the University
of Virginia where they took a special
Miss Sue Sloan is very fortunate?
in having won a musical scholarship.
A written\test was had and her pa
pers were considered most excellent
from every point. She has not yet
decided whether she will avail her
self of this.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Emith and little
son have gone to Newberry to visit
the latter's mother.
Mrs. Marie Dozier and Mr. Albert
Dozier are spending a while at
Death of Mr. W. S. Harris.
After a steady declnie in health'
extending over a period of several
years Mr. W. S. Harris died at his
home in the Mountain Creek section
Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reese,
Mrs. Reese, being his sister, went up
Sunday morning from Edgefield to
see Mr. Harris, knowing him to be
quite sick, and found him dead on
reaching his home. Mr. Harris was
reared in the Mathis Cross Roads
section of the country and moved to
his late home about two years ago.
He was a member of Rock Creek
church, Saluda county, but at his re
quest he was buried at McKendree
church, the funeral being conducted
Sunday afternoon by Rev. S. C. Dun
Jap the pastor. Mr. Harris was a pa
tient sufferer for many months and
during his tedious illness his devoted
wife ministered to him untiringly
and unceasingly, at the same time
'directing the farming operations
which have been very successful this
year. Mr. Harirs signified his readi
ness and willingness for the end
some time before being overtaken by
death. Besides his wife, who was be
fore her marriage Miss Mollie Boone,
Mr. Harris leaves one sister, Mrs. J.
W. Reese and one brother, Mr. J. C.
Harris. They had no children.
It has been rumored that Mr. Boll
Weevil will keep us from making a
good cotton crop this year but it
seems like we will make a good crop
Protracted prayer meeting is be
ing held at Waycross school house
Miss Grace Ouzts spent a few days
with her sister Mrs. T. L. Pardue of
Kirksey last week.
Miss Lula Ouzts left for Edgefield
on Monday to be with her sister,
Miss Fanny Ouzts who is ill.
Mrs. G. B. Timmerman spent the
week-end with her daughter, Mrs.
J. B. DeVore of Kirksey last week.
Rev. Mr. Harley is conducting re
vival services at McKendree this
Miss Emily Ouzts was a welcome
visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
G. B. Timmerman on Monday last.
We are sorry to hear of the illness
of Mrs. M. T. Cloer, but hope she
will soon be restored to health again.
Miss Mattye Timmerman will
leave for Chester next week to spend
a few days with friends there.
Best wishes for the Advertiser.
To the Farmers and Business
People of Edgefield County.;
The following Agricultural meet
ings will be held in Edgefield County
at the following times and places, to:
August 10, Edgefield, 10:30 a. m.
August 10, Johnston, 3 p. m.
August ll, Red HilL ll . m.-all
All patriotic Edgefield men, wor
men and children should attend on?.
or more of these meetings. The-?
speakers are the greatest experts on
Agriculture, Boll Weevil, Warehouse
c's and marketing in the country. ?J
We have selected as speakers for.
these occasions,, not politicians but
experts on the subjects they discuss.
Our whole people should be vitally
interested in these ' discussions. The.
following have been invited to sepaki
T. M. Mills and D. .W. Watkins of
Clemson College; B. Harris, Commis
sioner of Agriculture; Mr. Hunni
cutt of "Southern Cultivator;" Prof.
Conradi, State Entomologist and J.
S. Wannamaker, President American
Cotton Association. ' ?
The return of normal conditions,
the revolution of our farming meth
ods caused by the appearance of the
boll weevil, and the growing of sub
stitute crops-the curing of sweet
potatoes so that they may be shipped
North without rotting and the mar
keting of all crops-in other words,
the use of brains in farming will be
emphasized by these scientists. i
It is a duty to yourself, your fam
ily and your country to go and learn j
all you can about these subjects.
These will be the most important
agricultural meetings ever held in
this county. Come and learn how to
do, what to do and how to co-operate
with one another.
J. WM. THURMOND,
Pres. C. G. A., E. C.
The "Dollar Democracy" cam
paign iii South Carolina has received
the indorsement of James M. Cox of
Ohio, Democratic candidate for the
The Ohio governor, who was nom
inated at the San Francisco conven
tion, has indorsed the movement in
South Carolina in a letter to Joe
Sparks, financial director of the cam
paign to raise a great popular fund.
Governor Cox in his letter con
gratulates South Carolina Democ
racy upon their start.
The letter of Governor Cox to Mr.
"This is acknowledgement of your
letter of July 19. I am glad to know
that the Democrats of South Caro
lina have thus early started with the
militant spirit, which will win.
"Let me congratulate you upon
your slogan of 'Dollar Democracy.'
We want the public to know where
every dollar of campaign fund conies
from and where it goes, and later
challenge comparison with the ene
my with a result not to his advan
"The use of a campaign . fund
which comes from sources unknown
and in amounts so vast as to be un
believable, such as employed by our
adversary, is not good for American
The campaign in South Carolina
to raise funds for the support of the
national campaign is shaping up
rapidly. Money is being received
from many sections of the state.
The county Democratic chairmen
Jiave begun to appoint solicitors and
it will not be many days before sev
eral hundred dollars will be received
each day. It is the plan to secure as
much as $1 from each Democrat in
"The dollar campaign," said Mr.
Sparks," meets with the approval of
the national Democratic leader and
there should be no hesitancy in giv
ing on the part of the South Caro
lina Democracy."-The State.
Death of Mrs. Cornelius.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. P. M.
Medlock have the sympathy of their
friends in the death of their daught
er, Mrs. James E. Cornelius who died
in Columbia Sunday and was buried
out at a country church, the former
home of R. Cornelius, Monday. Mr.
and Mrs. Medlock attended the fu
neral. Mrs. Cornelius was Miss Mat
tie Medlock before her marriage.
.? Striking Piece of Missi
Rev. J. F. Love, D. D. Cor. Secret
Foreign Mission Board.
I. Ten years ago Rev. John Lake
beloved missionary of the Fore
Mission Board in South Caroli
said to Mr. Chan, president of
Sunning Railroad, that the people
a certain leper village had begf
him to raise enough money to tra
port them to another leper villi
"on the river where they could mi
a little money fishing. Mr. Chan sa
i*?Bon't do it; they will contamim
the river and endanger the lives
the people in the river towns: ?
the government to give you an
land in the China Sea near the t
minus of my railroad, and I will le
you a box car to transport the lepi
f'Vfhen the writer was in Soi
China early in 1919, Dr. Wu-Ti
Fang, the head of the Chinese gc
ernment, which has for some ye*
maintained headquarters at Cant
?nd a great friend of Brother Lal
showed his appreciation of the wo
which this faithful missionary a
his wife are doing by placing at th<
disposal a government cruiser wi
a. staff of soldiers, officers, etc., te
Wig him to keep the boat as long
he needed it. On this ship our par
went from Canton to Macao to vi;
Brother and Sister Sundstrom ai
their work. From Macao we sail
down the coast to find and inspe
an island which Brother Lake had I
ca?ed as probably a suitable one f
the leper settlement. There are se
eral of these islands in the sea o
the Chinese coast, which are unse
tied except as they are occupied I
robbers who infest this coast cou;
Jxy. We landed and examined or
.of , these islands, later landing nei
.Tonshan, where the president of tl
Sunning Railroad had a private trai
waiting for us Jn recognition of h
Jp.'ceero of Mr. apd. Mrs. ..Lake and tl
..work they are donig for his Chine;
people. Brother Lake was given ai
thority to stop the train at any poir
on the line and start it when it sui
ed his convenience. Our fh'st sto
was at one of these leper colonie
in whom Brother Lake has been ir
terested for ten years, and for whos
better comfort he has striven. W
carried rice, which was received wit
tokens of gratitude. We will not hai
row the reader's feelings by any d<
scription of what we saw. It was
typical leper settlement and prc
sented a scene of human afflictio
which is not found anywhere excej
among lepers. Men. women and chi]
dren, showing in their bodies thi
awful disease at all stages of its de
velopment, made an imp .espion o:
my mind which time will nu. remove
Brother Lake has continued hi
agitation of leper relief apiong Chi
nese in China and Chinese who ar
scattered abroad in Nother countries
At last he has found in the vicinit:
which we vbited another and bette
island, and arrangements are mad'
for its preparation to receive th*
lepers. Shortly we hope to have in
formation that these unfortunati
people have been carried to this spo
in the sea where without endanger
ing others they will have a comfort
able abode and find some relief ii
gardening, to which the island ii
adapted, and in fishing. The locatior
is ideal and nothing in the way ol
humanitarian work could commenc
itself more strongly to compassion
ate men and women than this efforl
to furnish a bit of comfort to those
who are doomed by a dreadful dis
The old Manchu gov ernment gave
Brother Lake no encouragement,
but his heart has been too firmly set
upon this beautiful service to be dis
couraged. There are still difficulties
in China and in South China, but this
devotion to an unfortunate and fre
quently despised element of Chinese
society has at last provoked admira
tion and sympathy among more for
tunate Chinese, and Brother Lake
now has helpers and will see his
Let none suppose that this leper
work, as great a service as it is, com
prises that which Mr. and Mrs. Lake
are doing. As a matter of fact, it is
only a small part of the greater ser
vice which they are rendering in the
name of Christ. They have under
their supervision in Canton and
more than twenty other cities and
towns twenty-seven churches and
chapels, and nearly that many
schools for boys and girls, with more
than sixty Chinese preachers, teach
ers, Bible women arid colporters. It
requires incessant labor and the
hardships of travel by river-boat,
sanpan, and across country in the
rudest and most primitive way to
keep in touch with this work and
many workers. But these devoted
missionaries, true yoke-fellows in the
service of Christ, keep up their mis
sionary tours and God's blessing
abounds upon their work. It is doubt
ful that any missionary of any other
bqard has without assistance built
on a mission field in China as many
church buildings as have these mis
sionaries\during their terms of ser
vice. More than 75 out of every 100
of the Chinese immigrants come
from the territory in which ^the
Lakes are at work. Many of these
have made money in America and
elsewhere and have been willing to
contribute to the work of Christ
which these missionaries are doing.
In this way they have helped out
greatly the insufficient funds of the
Board and at the same time develop
ed some strong Christian characters
among the Chinese.
Army Worms Attack Crops.
Please remind the farmers
through your paper that they should
keep a sharp lookout for an attack
by the common Fall Army Worm,
since ibis pest has broken out in the
Pleasant Lane section and at present
is doing serious damage to cotton
and may damage corn and ^.-as. The
army worm usually starts on crab
grass, and at this feeding place it
can be most easily controlled by scat
tering poisoned bran among the
grass made as follows: bran, 50
pounds; arsenate of lead or Paris
Green, 1 pound; oranges or lemons,
6 p^ftftds; molasses, 2 quarts and
mash. Mix bran and poison, add mo
lasses, lemons or oranges and the
water and use by "sprinkling over the
ground where the worm is. early in
the morning or late in the afternoon.
In case the pest attacks the culti
vated crops dust with equal parts of
at once. It will also pay to scatter
arsenate of lead and air slaked lime
the poisoned bran, in grassy places.
Deep furrows should be plowed
around the fields to prevent the
spread. The worms will collect in
these furrows and can be killed by
dragging a log through them. I shall
be glad to answer any farmer's call
to aid in controlling this pest.
A. B. CARWILE,
Co. Agricultural Agent.
A Call to Duty.
If the national Democratic party
is successful in the campaign that
has just been launch?d, a large cam
paign fund must be raised with
which to defray expenses, and in
raising this money every loyal Dem
ocrat should have a part. The plan
of appealing to every Democrat to
contribute a dollar has been adopt
ed in South Carolina. Surely every
Democrat in Edgefield county will
desire to have a part in winning a
great victory. To that^end an appeal
is made to every Democrat to con
tribute not less than one dollar to
the campaign fund. A soliciting
committee will be chosen for each
club in the county, the county ex
ecutive committeeman being a mem
ber of that committee, and when
you are approached for a dollar for
the campaign fund make your con
tribution. Every Democrat in Edge
field county will be given an oppor
tunity to have a part in raising this
victory fund. The committees will
be announced nftct week.
A. E. PADGETT,
Chairman Fund for Edgefield Co.
Accepts Position in Minnesota.
Miss Florence Mims has accepted
?a position as teacher of expression
in Aurora^ Minn. She had several
other similar positions in New Hamp
shire, Florida and Tennessee under
consideration but decided to accept
the offer from Minnesota. The coun
ty in which Aurora is located bor
ders on Canada and Lake Itasca, the
source of the Mississippi River, is
in an adjoining county to this one.
She will enter upon her duties in
Senatorial Campaign Meeting
Held Here Wednesday
The senatorial campaign meeting
was held in the court house Wed
nesday, the meeting being presided
over Dy J. L. Mims, county chairman
who called upon the Rev. P. P. Bla
lock to open the meeting with pray
er? The audience was large and re
presentative, there being about 400
The two candidates for solicitor
of this circuit, T. C. Callison of Lex
ington and S. M. Smith of Edgefield,
spoke first, both being well received.
The first speaker presented for the
United States senate was W. P. Pol
lock, who said the life of service was
the only life worth while. He stress
ed the responsibility that rests upon
the shoulders of a United States sen
ator who acts for more than 1,000,
000 American people. He stated that
the only act he introduced during
the three months he served in the
senate was in the interest of a fed
eral appropriation for education. He
referred to the good results follow
ing the federal reserve banking sys
tem. Mr. Pollock said that he had
never used money in a political cam
paign except for traveling expenses
and hotel bills. He would not have
public office if money had to be
used in any manner to secure votes.
The second speaker was W. C.
Irby, who spoke at length of the ur
gent necessity of the federal govern
ment aiding in the establishment of
cold storage plants in every county
in the country to aid the producers
in marketing their produce! He
urged upon the South Carolina leg
islature the necessity of borrowing
money in 1914 to aid farmers in
holding their cotton. He opposed fed
eral money being used to aid sena
tors in being elected to office.
George Warren was next intro
duced and he made an earnest ap
peal for a return to true Jefferso
nian Democratic principles and to
Calhoun's- position on state's rights. .
The federal authority is expanding _v
too much and the rights of the indi
vidual state is diminishing. He said
he was being called the wet 'candi
date because he favors a revision of
the Volstead act, which is too dras
tic. To prove his loyalty as a prohibi
tionists, he stated that he with his
own hands drafted the present South
Carolina prohibition law and secured
its passage while in the legislature.
He has no pet scheme. The price of
cotton cannot be raised by legisla
tion. He favors stretching out pay
ment of the war debt over a longer
period of years than contemplated.
Senator E. D. Smith referred to
his continued efforts in behalf of the
farmers, stating that he was charged
with being absent from the senate
too many times. He was working in
the departments and in committee
rooms, looking after legislation more
important than Republican filibus
tering. He spoke at length of his cot
ton futures act and the benefits de
rived directly by the farmers. Sen
ator Smith also spoke of his efforts
in securing nitrate of soda for far
mers during the war through govern
ment ships at a price of $75 per ton
when the prevailing price at ihafc
time was $110.. He also spoke of his
service in having the embargo on
German kainit raised, thus making
it possible for farmers to obtain a
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
As Commander of Edgefield Post
No. 30, American Legion, I have re
ceived a letter from H. Waveland
Kerr, 311 Shoaff Building, Fort
Wayne, Indiana^, requesting me to
give publicity to the fact that Con
gress has recently passed an act giv
ing pensions to the men-who served
during the war with Spain. Mr. Ken
is anxious to get in touch with all
veterans of the Spanish war so as to
inform them of their rights under
the new act. He writes me that men
who are suffering from any physi
cal disability, whether incurred in
service or after discharge are espe
cially well taken care of by the new
As there is no organization of
Spanish War veterans here I trust
that you will give this note publicity
so that all veterans interested can
learn their rights under the pension
act by writing Mr. Kerr at the above
JAMES O. SHEPPARD.