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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920
Hold Union Thanksgiving Ser
vice. Delegates to U. D. C.
Convention. Death of
Thanksgiving Day will be observ
ed here by a union service by Rev.
David Kellar. It is hoped that every
one will attend this service and unite
in a general thanksgiving to the
Heavenly Father for His loving care
and gracious kindness during the
\ past year. It has always been the
custom at this service to take a col
lection and the gift is divided among
the orphanages of the local churches.
In the evening the big community
sing will be held at the Opera House.
This will begin at 7:30 o'clock and
will be in charge of Rev. David Kel
lar. Everyone is cordially invited and
be sure to bring a song book, and
hear your favorite song. '
News comes that Miss Emma Bouk
night, who has been abroad about
three months will arrive at New York
on the 30th. Before her return she
will visit her cousin, Mrs. Miller in
Mr. Leland Chester, who is ill at
the home of his father-in-law, Mr.
Will Wright, is about the same. His
very weak state necessitates both a
day and night nurse.
The manual training class of the
high school is one that each is inter
ested in and specimens of the work
are proudly exhibited by the mem
bers of the class. During last week
some of the boys had their parents
to visit the room to see what they
This department at the school is
one that should be well maintained,
for the boys and girls as well, are so
enjoying this, that some are even
going in at recreation.
Dr. Bruce Coleman of Aiken has
ben the guest of his sister, Mrs. W.
Mrs. O. S. Wertz has returned
from Columbia. While there she was
under treatment at the Baptist hos
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen, John,
and Miss Mary Lewis have, been for a
visit to the home of Mrs. Willie
Tompkins. Miss Lewis is much im
proved after her stay at White Sul
phur Springs, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. M.. O. Fulmer hitve
taken rooins iri'the' home of Mr. Eu
Mrs. Mary Hamilton has been quite
sick at the home of her niece, Mrs.
Mrs. John Wright has been for a
visit to her friend, Mrs. Sallie Rice
Owen at Bamberg.
Mrs. Claud Hart and little son,
have returned from a visit to the for
mer's mother at Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Hattie Bruce is at the Bap
tist Hospital in Columbia for medical
Those from here to attend the
State U. D. C. convention in Green
ville will be Mrs. O. D. Black, 1st
State vice-president, Miss Zena
Payne, district historian and Mrs. J.
H. White and Mrs. P. B. Waters as
delegates from the Mary Ann Buie
During the past year the Loyal
Temperance Legion of Johnston did
the best work as a junior organiza
tion in Flower Mission and Social
Service. Recognition was made of
this at the recent state convention.
On Sunday morning at the close of
the Sunday School Mrs. James White
presented Miss Inez Rhoden, presi
dent of the L. T. L., with a gift, in
token of her splendid work.
Miss Mallie Waters spent the week
end in Augusta with her sister, Miss
Mr. William Bell has, been for a
short visit to his aunt, Mrs. C. P.
Mrs. Silas Bruce, of the Dry Creek
section died on Friday last at a hos
pital in Charleston, her death being
the result of an operation. The
body was brought here and carried
to the burying ground at Dry Creek
church, where is was laid to rest in
the soil that holds the sacred dust
of the family.
Mr. Ebb Culbreath and family who
reside about three miles north of
Johnston will, at an early date move
into town. Mr. Culbreath has pur
chased the Gibson dwelling, which
is now occupied by Mr. Pope Perry
and family. This will necessitate the
moving of the family of Mr. Perry.
Mr. Jesse Ballentine has accepted
a position at Batesburg. He left on
Monday, but bis friends will be glad
to know that he will return with the
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children of Monetta have been visit
ing in the home of Mr. M. W. Clark.
Mrs. Archie Lewis entertained the
Young Matrons' club on Saturday af
ternoon in a very happy manner, the
diversion being rook. Several tables
were played and the prize, a box of
stationery was cut for by Mrs A. P.
Lewis and Miss Louise Hoyt, the for
mer winning. The- hostess served a
dainty salad course.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun has gone to
Greenwood to visit her daughter, Mrs
Don't delay your order for hand
painted china for weddings, Miss
Eliza Mims will do it for you.
Miss Florence Mims Writes of
Sousa and His Band.
We have had, all of us, long dis
tance introductions to Sousa and his
band through the pages of maga
zines and the victrola record. Like
any other long distance communica
tion, however, this is too short and
.unreal. I had the privilege of seeing
this celebrity and the lesser celebri
ties that constitute this company in
St. Paul some time ago.
A great man does not have to wor
ry about either first or second im
pressions, for they have already been
made before he is seen in person,
and usually are in his favor. That
does not mean, however, that he one
day, was not as obscure as the rest
of us. He became a musician of note,
I suppose by paying attention to de
tails and perfecting them.
An orchestra or band seems to me
like one great music club, with a
competent president and a uniformly
I have gradually come to under
stand why it is that the General in
an army, the producer of a play, or
the director of an orchestra receives
more credit than the individuaals who
compose these organizations. It is
because I have been teaching, and I
find that the teacher not only has to
train the student, but produce the
ideas and assume the responsibility
for the students' interpretation of
them. It is the same way with
any leader of any company of peo
ple whether he be directing them to
fight or to play.
One can get no clue from the
sound of it as to what the nationality
of John Philip Sousa may be. The
first part is good plain American.
The second might be French or Span
ish or Italian, and the latter part be
long to almost any one of a number
of European nationalities.
However, [Sousa is a well-built,
kindly-looking gentleman with gray
hair. He wears glasses which give
him a somewhat intellectual appear
ance. He does not look like the typi
cal musicianrOne of my friends has
suggested that he is a good musician
minus the freak characteristic which
even some modern celebrities are
blessed or cursed with today.
As luck would have it, the band
played Dixie as a part of a medley.
Ijdways want to stand for that al
most as mueh-^^wMihe- 'H3t?r Span-'
We South Carolinians seem to be
unable to get away from the old an
te-bellum love of State and especial
ly love of our own section of country.
I hear Dixie every now and then.
Even this morning at the high school
I heard the student body down stairs
singing a medley, in which Dixie had
a part. No one ever rushed more rap
idly down to the lower floor than I,
and fairly falling into the auditori
um, I secured a copy of the song and
began to take part, as several under
standing smiles came to me from the
Another part of the medley they
sang was "Marching Through Geor
gia," I waited calmly-as calmly as
I could-until they had finished prais
ing Sherman, and then took up the
rest of the song which did not of
fend my spirit of loyalty to the
Information About the Export
Mr. R. C. Hamer, president of the
South Carolina Branch of the Cot
ton Association, says "I am con
vinced that our greatest and only
opportunity for relief lies in our
ability to make the Export Corpora
tion function. It is my belief, as it
is the belief of others who bave giv
en the matter close study, that the
cotton market will respond to the
first shipment of cotton abroad. The
corporation now has arrangements
for the shipping of cotton, and all
it wants is the cotton and the imme
diate payment of all ' subscriptions,
whether in cash of Liberty bonds, as
it will be necessary to use the cash
and proceeds of the Liberty bonds
to purchase the cotton necessary to
fill its orders."
Mr. E. C. Steifert, of the Orange
burg Marketing Association, says:
"The Export Corporation is the only
feasible way for the cotton market
to be vremedied. The Southern far
mer must make up his mind that he
is the only one from whom to expect
help, and unless he does help him
self he is doomed. We need not ex
pect anything from the Federal Re
serve Board or the cotton exchange
or local banks. We must help our
And yet what has Edgefield county
done? We have raised about $5,000
in stock. Saluda county has raised
over $15,000. What is wrong with
the Edgefield people? Committeemen
FOR RENT: New five room house
with bath room and large closets,
doors and windows screened, rooms
equipped with grates. Store house
and garage, large space for garden,
ample water supply. Good neighbor
hood. Apply to
T. B. GRENEKER, i
Edgefield S. C.
Negro Shot Deputy Sheriff
Saiuda, Nov. 21.-Webber Ed*
wards, deputy sheriff, was shot and
instantly killed last night about ten
o'clock in the northwestern section
of Saluda county by Elliott Ctu\
breath, a negro whom the officer had
gone to arrest. Culbreath escaped,
but a search was kept up throughout"
the night and today. The Saluda
county authorities have offered ?
reward of $300 for the apprehension
of the negro and it is understood
here that Governor Cooper will be
asked to supplement this.
From what can be learned here it.
seems that a Mr. Ouzts of Green
wood county had a warrant issued
for the arrest of Culbreath, who lived
on Mr. Ouzts' land in Saluda county,
the charge being the disposition of
property under lien. Mr. Edwards
and two or three other officers sur-v
rounded the negro's home to make
the arrest. Mr. Edwards was in an
alley between the house and the
kitchen when the negro opened the
door slightly and fired on Mr. Ed
wards, one shot taking effect in the
chest and causing instant death.
From the mark of a glancing bullet
on the door it is believed that Mr.
Edwards returned the fire as he fell.
Mr. Edwards had served as deputy
sheriff ten or twelve years and was
a fearless and efficient officer. He was
38 years old and leaves, a widow and
Culbreath is about five feet eight '
inches tall and weighs nearly .200. :
pounds. He has a scar on one side of
the face. He is said to bear a bad '
Ell Culbreath, as the negro is '
know, is well known in Edgefield,
having practiced some high financing }
here. It is probable that some of his !
Edgefield creditors will lose consid- 3
erably by him. We heard an attor- i
ney who it appears had looked up <
the record, say Ell owes about $9,- '
OOO. Credit will not be so cheap, next
Edgefield Grader on the Job. j
At this season of the game some !}
are beginning to wonder how the. a
Government Cotton Grader at Edgey/j
field is getting along and just what 3
good he is doing the farmers. County .,
Agent Carwile has gone to 'the trou- j
ble of having a number of farmers
and business men to write letters to
Dr. W. W. Long, Extension Service,
Clemson College, stating their atti
tude towards the grading work and J
giving their opinion of what the grad- <
er has made the farmers who have '
had their cotton graded. Every letter 1
that has been written frankly stated <
that the cotton market at Edgefield J
has been much better than ever be
fore, and that many dollars have been ]
made for the Edgefield County cot- 1
ton growers by knowing the grade 1
and value of their cotton before sell- 1
ing it. A number of farmers stated 1
that they have received as high as 1
$10 per bale after having their cot- 1
ton graded than they were offered <
before the cotton was graded. County <
Agent Carwile says that he saw the <
Grader make $20 on one bale for a
negro farmer one day in the early j
part of the season and that he again j
saw the Grader make $27.50 for a j
negro only a few days ago on two 1
bales of cotton. This is good work for .
our people and yet some of the men
who call themselves farmers will not ,
support this work! J
Some of the buyers have remark- |
ed that the Edgefied Grader has not
been consistent in his work; that he r
often graded too high and that they .
could not deliver on his grades. Mr.
R. T. Hill ,one of our best farmers, j
as well as ginners, received a few
days ago a letter from Barrett and ,
Company, Augusta, in which they
said that they could accept the
grades of the Edgefield Classer, that ,
they did not find that our Grader had j
graded too high, but in a few cases j
found that his grades were under .
Farmers, know the value of your ]
cotton before selling it. The Edge- ?
field Cotton Grader will put you wise j
at a small cost. j
Henry Grady to the Cotton
Clemson College, Nov. 22.-In .
1888 Henry W. Grady had a vision
of undisturbed farm prosperity for ,
the South. The fullness of the day '
which he foresaw has not yet come
or our farmers would not now be so '
disturbed over low-priced cotton. In
deed when 'such a day does break,
there will be no low-priced cotton ',
forced on an unwilling market.
"When every farmer in the South 1
shall eat bread from his own fields
and meat from his own pastures,
and disturbed by no creditors, and
enslaved by no debt, shall sit amid
his teeming gardens, and orchards,
and vineyards and dairies, and barn
yards, pitching his crops to his own
independence, making cotton his
clean surplus, and selling it in his
own time, and in his chosen market,
and not at a master's bidding-get
ting his pay in cash and not in a re
ceipted mortgage that discharges
his debt, but does not restore his
freedom-then shall be breaking the
fullness of our day."
Offices For Cotton Classer and
We have been asked to announce
that the metal building erected be
hind the County Court House by sub
scriptions from the business men of
Edgefield and prominent farmers of
the county, is now complete in its
arrangement for the County Cotton
Classer and the County Agent. Here
Mr. Gordon, the Cotton Classer keeps
?ll of his records and the Official
Standards, and Mr. Carwile, County
iiSgent, keeps his office here and also
has two large files full of Govern
ment bulletins that are free for the
asking. This building will hereafter
t?s headquarters of these two gentle
men, and anyone wanting to find
them or wanting them on business
will find them there or will there find
information as to their whereabouts.
In Garden and Orchard.
Clemson College, Nov. 22.-Plan
anv all-the-year garden for 1921.
Write for seed catalogues and order
a iupply of seed now and start right
with the new year.
/ Ther crops that are now in the
garden should be given some pro
tection before the advent of severe
weather, v Mulch the strawberry
batch with hay or straw; apply sta
bl? manure liberally to spinach, kale
and other salad crops; and mulch
3?qh root crops as beets, carrotts,
salsify and pai-snips to prevent the
ground from freezing.
Thoroughly clean the garden of
all rubbish, weeds, and decaying veg
etables, instead of turning them un
der. Apply stable manure to that
part of ..the. garden not in vegetables
and plow up the soil before winter.
Except in isolated localities, the
5g c?in be grown successfully in this
state.. Now is an excellent time to
plant.vthis fruit, which will thrive best
in a sheltered place about the house
jr garden. The Celeste and Brown
Turkey are two excellent varieties.
Orchard trees badly infested with
San Jose scale should be sprayed
with.* commercial lime-sulphur as
soon as the leaves fall, and again just
Defore growth commences in spring!
Spray thoroughly covering all twigs
ind branches for only in this way is
t possible to control this perrennial:
Ga m pa i gn Fund of Republi
New York, Nov. 23.-An appeal
'or contributions to make up a
ieficit of approximately $1,500,000
n the campaign fund of the Repub
ican national committee was sent
jut tonight by Will Hayes, its chair
The appeal, addressed to the "Re
publicans of the country and all those
ivho aided them," called attention
:o the report of the committee's
measurer filed yesterday in Washing
ion, pointing out that although the
juying power of the dollar was ma
terially less than in 1916, the 1920 '
campaign had actually been conduct
id at less expense than the Hughes
campaign four yeai's ago.
Mr. Hayes accompanied his plea
'OT further funds by an expression of
ugliest praise for the spirit of Re
publicans during the campaign. More
;han 50,000 individuals contributed
ibout 2,000,000 to the fund, he said.
The presidential campaign this
/ear, cost approximately 83,400,000,
exclusive of preconvention expend?
;ure, he wrote, leaving a net deficit
jf nearly a million and a half dollars.
This, he declared, he hoped might be
promptly made up by popular sub
scriptions in amounts less than the
51,000 limit set during the campaign.
What is Cotton Going to Do?
Who can answer the question? At
present it seems that no one can. But
lere we want to quote portions of
letters received by Cotton Classer
W. P. Gordon, from E. C. Steifert,
who is in charge of the Cotton Mar
keting Association at Orangeburg,
and who is an old cotton man and is
in position to know what he is talk
Mr. Steifert says: "I am not at all
pessimistic about the cotton market.
There is nothing to be gained by get
ting blue over conditions. I expect
to see good cotton sell for 15 cents
before it reaches the bottom. But I
also expect to see it climb to 30
cents before the seed goes into the
ground in the spring.
I have handled only one fourth as
much cotton here as I did thus far in
the season last year, but I expect to
be swamped from February until
June. This is one time that all class
es, farmers, bankers, and those of
all other industries, either stafid or
fall together; for the crop, if sold at
present ridiculous prices, would re
sult in financial ruin for the South.
I believe that the mills can squeeze
through until the New Year, by run
ning on part time and curtailing,
but they and the speculators have
milked a fine cow (the cotton farm
er) dry, and she will not come in
This gentleman, who is well versed
on the cotton market thinks as all
the bullish, good cotton men. There
must be something to it.
President Harding and the
Chairman Isaac Seigel, of the
house committee on census, who is
framing a bill which will add fifty
or more members to the house mem
bership, tells Washington correspon
dents that "there is a strong demand
that representation of the Southern
states be reduced 'because of their
failure to carry out provisions of the
fourteenth and fifteenth amendment
to the constitution.' "
He admits that Republicans con
cede they will have a royal battle if
the reappointment bill undertakes to
reduce the southern part of the
United States to a mere province of
the nation to be taxed, ruled and oth
erwise used as a buffer state. The
Columbia Record says that "Because
of their large majorities in both the
House and Senate, and their man of
paste, as they seem to think, in the
White House-ready to bend or bow
when the chief pulls the strings,
they are in a better position to bring
?the smouldering "sectional issue to
?the front now than they have been
since the force bill of the Lodges and
Blairs flared in congress back in the
Had we not better give President
Harding a chance. We acknowledge
that we have been much impressed
by the address made by him a few
days ago in New Orleans. In this
speech there was no bitterness and
no sectionalism. In truth, there was
appeal to the South. He spoke most
kindly of this part of the country and
he evinced a deep and intimate in
terest in our agricultural and indus
To be sure there will be Republi
cans, both in the house and in the
senate, who will wish to "hit" at the
South. There are always a few of
this kind' and for the most part they
are prompted by "back home" con- :
But, as in the time of the Lodge
bills and the other like bills, there j
have been northern men big enough .'
and broad enough to check up the
agitators, and they have had the (
backing at the White House in the ;
checking up.. . .
At any rate, let us of the South not .
commence fighting at Harding and
his administration in advance-be- j
fore provocation' is given. Let us hus- ;
band our strength and not; spend of ?
it before, the battlejs on. For, if fight
we" must; wm^?'mull^?na^e^wnT';
need all our effort to then bring :
about the victory. Certainly we can j
accomplish nothing by fighting at
this time. -Augusta Chronicle.
The "Near Ejast" Relief Ap
peals to Americans.
Uneasiness as to the effect which !
the disturbed conditions in the Near j
East would have on the Near East ,
Relief work has been entirely set at j
rest by the direct news received of
Col. J. P. Coombs of Appalachicola, J
Fla., the Near East Relief commit- j
tee's director in Asia Minor, who was ,
reported as detained with his party
at Sersoun by Turkish Nationalists.
The dispatches from Col. Coombs '
give detailed information as to the 1
status of affairs in that part of the
world and contain this paragraph:
"Twenty-five thousand orphans in ]
our care would have small chance of
surviving if we left." j
And so of course the Near East Re- ,
lief men will not leave. So far from .
doing so, they will exert even great- ,
er efforts to meet a more critical ]
Charles V. Vivkery, secretary of
the Near East Relief, has given out a
statement which is in part as fol
"Our experience with the Near
East during the past five years has |
been that orphanages, hospitals and j
other similar institutions under con- :
trol of the Near East Relief have :
been free from molestation by the 1
Turks and others when these nnsti
tutions have been administered by 1
American relief workers in whose ?
unselfishness and altruism the Turks, :
Kurds and Tartars, as well as the Ar- '
menians, have complete confidence.
"There are 6,000 orphans in the .
Near East Relief orphanage at Har- ;
poot alone who have been kept there !
safely during the entire war, and
smaller numbers at other centers in
Anatolia-a total of 110,000 in the
A party of six new relief workers ]
sailed from New York for Constan
tinople last week. Among them was
Dr. Russell T. Uhls of Kansas, an
eye specialist, who goes to help stamp
out the trachoma epidemic now rag
ing among the children of the Near
East. His wife, who is graduate
trained nurse, will assist him in his
Mr. Daitch's Bargains.
Mr. Abrom Daitch announces in
his full page advertisement this
week that "he has slashed prices in
every department, which gives the
patrons' of this pouplar store an op
portunity to make their few dollars
go much further than heretofore ir
supplying the family needs. Read
what Mr. Daitch says and see what
close prices he is making. Then you
will not have to be urged to make a
visit to his store. He also urges the
people to begin their Christmas shop
ping which is good advice.
Final Tabulation of Carolina
Vote on November 2.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 23.-Final
tabulation of the votes cast in the
general election was complete here
today in preparation for the meet
ing of the state board of canvassers
tomorrow morning. Some interesting
facts were brought to light during
the count. For example nine candi
dates for presidential electors re
ceived 26 votes and no attaches of
the state government are able to
place what party the candidates are
affiliated with although the general'
opinion is they are socialists. The
vote as counted today, one or two
counties missing in several instances,,
shows that Senator Smith received
the largest vote with 62,151. The
democratic electors received 63,933.
votes against 2,244 for the ''Regu
lar" Republican and 446 for the:
Adams-Blalock faction of . the Re
George Warren and Ed. C. Mann,,
neither of whom was a candidate, re
ceived one vote each. The constitu
tion was amended 33 times, all the
proposed changes carrying by a large
The board tomorrow will hear two>
contests, one from L. A. Hawkins,
negro, who was defeated for con
gress in the seventh'district, and the
other from T. St. Mark Sasportas,.
who lost his congressional-race in-the?
Long Branch Items.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Derrick and
family motored to Edgefield last
Misses Azalee and Farrah Salter
visited Miss Ethel Clark last Satur
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Lybrand of
Ridge Spring visited Mrs. E. L. Scott
Misses Cleo Attaway and Lizzie
Harvey, teachers of Long Branch;
school spent the week-end with rela
tives and friends in Saluda.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Salter spent a.
day recently with Mr. and Mrs. A.. B.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ogi
The Long' Branch boys and gills
are very much interested ia. basket
ball. ? i. . \
iVah'd M?ss-L?ha: Purvis of
Langley were guests of Mrs. Lewis
Clark a few days ago.
Wages Going Down.
Abbeville Press and Banner.
The low price of things generally
is being felt these days by laboring
people. The city council has reduced
;he daily wages of the street force
from J 3.. 00 per day to $2.50, and a
further cut. is scheduled for January
1st. A carpenter who has been re
ceiving $6.50 by the day has reduced
lis price to $5.00 per day. He may
The fact is jobs are going to be
?lard to find unless there is an im
provement in the general outlook;
tvhich will mean not only lower
ivages for the people who work, but
lonemployment for those who have
been accustomed to collect wages
ind do little work. The day of the
loafer is about gone, that is the man
ivho loafs on his job is going to be
without a job. There will be plenty
of people who will thus be forced to
Teachers' Association Organ
A meeting of the teachers of the
county was held in the Court House
Saturday for the purpose of organ
izing a teachers' association. The
meeting was called to order by the
county superintendent of education,
W. W. Fuller, who welcomed the
teachers from all parts of the county
and stated the object of the meet
ing. An organization was effected by
the election^ the following officers:
E. W. Rentz, principal of the Tren
ton School, president; Miss Hortense
Padgett of Edgefield, vice-president;
C. F. Brooks, superintendent of the
Edgefield schools, secretary; antf
Miss Sallie D. Cunningham of the
Antioch school, treasurer. The organ
ization will be completed by the
adoption of by-laws at the next meet
ing, which will be held the second
Saturday in December. An attractive
program will be arranged by the
program committee for that meeting.
There were about 30 teachers pres
ent, practically every section of the
county being represented. Quite a ,
number participated actively in the
meeting and all were enthusiastic .
over the outlook for the ne\vly form
D. A. R. Meeting. .
The D. A. R. meeting which could
not be held at the regular time on
account of the inclement weather will
'?e held with Mrs. A. A. Woodson on
vriday afternoon of this week. An
interesting program is arranged, at
which Mrs. Toney Turner, Miss Zena.
Payne and Mrs. Mamie Tillman, who
were attendants at the recent conve?r
tion in Anderson will speak.