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Wednesday, February 9.
On Saturday, the appointed time
for the meeting of the .ridgefield
Teachers' Association, was surround
ed with as unfavorable environment
as the day which had been appointed
a week before. It was raining most
of> the morning and until the dinner
In spite of this the faithful teach
ers and some of the trustees came in
gradually one by one, until when the
program began, though the hour was
late, about fifty all told were pres
The program was carried out in the
auditorium of the High School as fol
lows: Mr. W. W. Fuller, county Su
perintendent of Education presided,
and the meeting opened with prayer
Mrs. Jas. H. White of Johnston
sang a solo, "If you have a pleasant
thought, sing it," with piano accom
paniment by Mrs .Tillman. Miss Mir
iam Norris sang "Where the Four
Leaf Clover Grew," with piano ac
companiment by Miss Genevieve Nor
ris. Dr. R. G. Lee was introduced and
made an address full of great inspi
ration to all who listened.
Following the program a hot din
n?r with coffee and dessert was serv
ed to all by the Woman's Chris
tion Temperance Union, literature
.being distributed to each teacher
present on the subject for the essay
contests. Souvenirs were placed at
each plate on which were written
quotations from Frances E.' Willard,
the great teacher and apostle of tem
At the close of the dinner Mrs.
Tillman acted as toastmistress.
"The following responded to toasts:
Mr. W. ,W. Fuller, "The Teachers
Association;" Mr. J. L. Mims, "The
Teachers;" Mr. Orlando Sheppard,
"Thc Trustees;" Miss Cleo Attaway,
"Tiie Patrons;" Mrs. J. L. Mims,
"Frances Willard;" Mr. S. McGowan
Simkins, "Law and Order;" Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant, "Thc Relation of the
19th to the 18th Amendment;" Rev.
G. W. M. Taylor, "The Woman's
Christian Temperance Union." This
was a very strong presentation of the
work and the value of the organiza
While Mr. Taylor .was speaking
Hon. John E. Swearingen, State Su
perintendent cf Education, came in
.and lhere wr.s a thrill of excitement
and gratification that thc occasion
should end |n such a delightful event.
When Mr. Taylor had finished
speaking, Mrs. Tillman ?introduced
Mr. Swearingen or rather gave him
a mest h?arty expression of welcome,
as of co*-Tse he.needed no introduc
tion to Edgefield, being one of Edge
fieid's sons whom our people delight
to honor, for himself and the asso
ciations of the past as well as fer the
vaiuatL-n we put on his efficient and
effective services as State Superin
tendent cf Education for South Car
Mi*. Swearingen's address was full
. of splendid thought-producing state
ments, clearly and concisely and
.convincingly expressed and very en
tertaining. He has wit and charm
and judgment and conscience in his
appeal, and we consider the Edgefield
Teachers' Association peculiarly for
tunate in having had the pleasure of
Dr. Lee was called upon to give an
appropriate close to the after dinner
program, and was most choice in his
words "like apples cf gold in pictures
Mrs. Tillman, who had from begin
ning to end, made such a charming
toastmistress and who had dealt so
wisely with every succeeding event
of the hour, announced that the pro
gram was over.
Mrs. J. L.. MIMS.
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarlcs & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Woman's Christian Temper
The February meeting of the Wo
nan's Christian Temperance Union
./as held with Mrs. R. G. Lee on Mon
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The
parsonage was filled with ladies, the
three rooms thrown together and
Mrs. E. J. Norris conducted the de
votions, the songs being the White
Gibbon Rally Song and Onward
j,- Mrs. J. L. Mims gave some current
events encouraging to thc organiza
tion, and little Esther Rubenstein
was called on to give a piano i
which she played with a great deal
of taste and was cheered very heart
ily. Esther is a cousin cf Beryl Ru
benstein who played here so won
derfully as a boy and who now has
become a distinguished musician,
playing before large audiences in
the larger cities.
Mrs. Rainsford gave an account of
the luncheon and after dinner speech
es made at the Teachers' Association.
"Sweet and Low" as a duet was
sung 'by Mrs. R. G. Lee and Miss
Miriam Norris and was a real lulla
by to the tired mothers who were
there to hear and who are singing
lullabies at home most of the time in
stead of having such a beautiful one
sung to them.
Miss Jennie Pattison read very ef
fectively a message from the Nation
al President, "Why the W. C. T. U.
Should 'Carry On.* "
A request came to the Americani
zation department through Mrs. Mon
roe Paul, to assist ene of our foreign
neighbors in securing naturalization
Mrs. Tillman made the citizenship
study very interesting on the subject
af the State Executive, giving Edge
?eld county credit for having had
ive governors. The duties of all state
)fficers were explained, and incidents
related. The State Treasurer, Mr. S.
C- Carter was mentioned as an
idgefield man and Hon. J. E. Swear
ngen. Mrs. Tillman told of his ex-11
>ressio:i of cordial cooperation in dis
ributing the Frances Willard Day
?rograms from his office each year. ) *
The next place of meeting was an- "
iounced for Mrs. James E. Hart,
larch 7. r
Attention was called to temperance b
lunday in the various Sunday schools
his coming Sunday, and the an- b
ouncement that a Frances Willard
Iemorial service would be held dur- ^
ig this month.
Attention was- called to the fact
?at the biil raising the age of con
snt to 16 years had been unfavor
bly reported in the legislature and
xpressions of disapproval came from r
lose present. The women of South
arolina are in favor of this bill and 3
m not understand the motives of
ie committeo in reporting it unfav
Three new members were received, k<
rs Earle Cogburn, Mrs. John lo
liarles and Miss Emmie Lanham.- Fi
ach one of these, we hope, will help A
; to strengthen the conviction and A
'ninnd on the part of thc people of Bi
tge?eld fer law enforcement. C:
A free will offering was collected. Di
At thc close of the program, thc El
tstess assisted by Misses Miriam Gi
>rris and Elizabeth Lott, served a Ke
inty salad course with sandwiches La
d hot coffee and whipped cream.
The hospitality and cordial recep
m of the hostess, and the lovely Or
rsonage and the beautiful sunshine Rc
d gracious women present made St,
; meeting a success. Su
plearure rare is mine today,
ir patron friends to give in toact.
lat ever I may have to say, Fr
vould speak truly of this host. pei
is for them our schools are taught, ^
e welfare of their children dear;
r them our daily tasks are wrought
eir lives for service to prepare. |
should our patrons'better know, ren
?ir plans and wishes for each child, ton
pull wreeds or plant seeds to grow
iid up the true, drive out the wild. | I
? "law and order" of our land
lends on views our .patrons take;
trust they'll take a lofty sjtand,
1 with teachers co-operate.
ll, after all, our patrons are jav
snds of our schools both true and 0'cj
i wher'er they be, near or far, am(
y blessing on their heads abide. ?0\]
'he foregoing was the original | rep
;t given by Miss Cleo Attaway to
i Patrons at the County Teachers'
ociation here on Saturday,
liss Attaway is the principal of
school at Long Branch, and is
Corresponding Secretary of the j p
th Carolina Woman's Christian
iperance Union. She is the Adver- r001
r correspondent from the Philip- bat!
ommunity and a .valuable one.
jfliss L??ie Adams Hostess fq$
Miss Lil?e Adams was a very de
lightful hostess on Tuesday afternoon
of this week, six tables of bridge
players enjoying the hostess' pretty
Mrs. Herbert Smith won head
prize, a dec:, of cards, and Miss Ma
mie Dunovant won a huge stick of
candy for the booby.
Dainty, refreshments were served
concluding thc function.
Meeting Proved Unsatisfactory
There was -avery meagre attend
ance Monday at the meeting of tax
payers in thc Court House for the
purpc.se of electing delegates to the
Taxpayers' Convention to be held in
Columbia. There seemed very plainly
to ce a division of those present, one
faction stressing abolishing all public
offices which are NOT ESSENTIAL.
After a motion in order to suggest
those offices which should be elimi
nated, so that those present could
vote intelligently on the resolutions,
it was plainly shown that the Farm
Agent work and the School Inspectors
were under fire by one faction, while
especially the Farm Agent work was
stoutly defended by all of the most
prominent Edgefield County citizens
present. After the general filibuster
the meeting gradually dispersed, with
everything in common having been
discussed and nothing in general be
Cotton and Grain Varieties
Clemson College, January 8.-As
a result of variety tests of cotton,
2orn, oats and wheat during ths past
several years, the following recom
-nendations for South Carolina are
nade by Prof. C. P. Blackwell, chief
)f the agronomy division, in the an
mal report of that division for 1919
The best short staple cotton va
iety for land free from wilt ic
Cleveland Big Boll.
The best short staple cotton variety
or lalid infested with wilt* is Dixie
The best long staple cotton va
ieties are Webber No. 49 and Web
er No. 82. ^
The highest yields of oats have
cen from Fulghum and Appier.
The highest yields of corn have
een from Douthit, Coker E-l, Low
?an Yellow, and Garrick. ^,
The highest yields of jwheat-iuwPj
een from Leap's Prolific.
The best variety of soy beans is
or Mi Carolina Cotton Market
for Past Week.
. Taken from United States D?part
ent of Agriculture. Bureau of Mar
its, Cotton Quotation Service, Char
tte, N. C., district. Bulletin issued
ebruary 7, 1921.
ndcrson __ __ __ __ __ __ 14.00
reedville __ -- -- 13,50
;rshaw __._ 13.50
inning __ __ __ __ 12.50
'angeburg __ _- __ _- -- 12.50
?ck Hill_.-- 14.00
estminster __ __ _- -- _- 12.50
Fifty bushels of Man ely's Heavy
uiter Cotton see for sale at $1.50
* bushel. I purchased the seed from
S. Manely last spring at $4.00 per
mel. I had these seed ginned at
Y. Bryant's gin so as to keep them
:e. On three acres of land I made
jales weighing 500 pounds and a
mant of 800 pounds of seed cot
Mrs. S. M. CHEATHAM. .
Cdgefield, S. C.
^ meeting of the stockholders of
Dixie Highway Hotel company
I be held in the Court House Fri
afternoon, March 4. 1921 at 4
ock for the purpose of consider
the issuing of bonds to the
)unt of $50,000 (fifty thousand
ars). All stockholders are urged
ittend this meeting in person or be
resented by proxy.
J. C. SHEPPARD,
. L. MIMS,
OR RENT: Three desirable
ns, access to water system and
WALTER L. HOLSTON.
On and after Mareh 1st this store will
be conducted on a Strictly Cash Basis. S
This applies to one and all.
IT is with a feeling of regret in cutting off some of our best credit customers
in making this announcement, but no other course is left to us during these
times, as we have all the accounts we care to carry on our books at this time.
We can't pay our bills with accounts. Neither can we pay them with promises
In making this change we believe that it will enable us to serve our custom
ers -^d friends better\han ever, because book-keeping and other expenses will
be saved, allowing us to sell you cheaper. Our prices are going to be one price
to all. No need of thinking that your neighbor can purchase it for less than
Experience has taught us that to make a success of a business you have to
stick to the rules and realize on your goods, turn the stock often, serve the pub
lic as it wants to be served. We have also observed that during a sale that any
one who needs the goods can secure the cash to buy with. Why not save your
money to start with, as every penny saved means that, much nearer one dollar
saved. So we are going to try and help you save your cents by trying to make
it worth your while to buy here by making every day a salesday with us (Sun
Please remember that we positively will have to stick to our rule, as a busi
ness is no business unless it can observe its rules.
We Question No One9s Credit
There are a good many customers that we would be glad to charge goods
to -in fact it would be a pleasure-but regret that, unlike Rockefeller, we
never did eat out of the silver spoon. Business conditions prevent our doing
business as we have done in the past. Just as soon as we can see our way clear
to return to credit business again wc will do so with a plan of short time credits.
But time only will tell.
, For those who hate to be bothered with change and writing checks every
time they make a purchase, we suggest that they give us their personal check,
drawn in our favor, with the amount space left blank. We will keep account of
all purchases made during the month and send the bill in monthly, cashing the
check for amount of bill rendered. This is offered onlv as a suggestion. Your
checks will be kept in a safe place. THINK THIS OVER.
Here are a Few Reasons How This Change Will Help You*
1st. A cash transaction is final, no misunderstanding whatever.
2d. No misunderstanding about goods returned and cash on accounts not be
ing credited on customer's bill.
3rd. No large bills at end of several months or year to year to worry you.
4th. By selling for cash we are able to cut our expenses and sell for less.
5th. All bad accounts done away with.
6th. Discounts saved on invoices means goods less to you.
7th. Less money borrowed at bank means less interest paid out, your saving
This store opened its doors in 1900, and has tried to serve its customers faith
fully during all these years, mostly hard ones, and will still strive to improve its
service as it goes along in every possible manner. Our aim will be to have what
you want when you need it, or get it for you by ordering out in next mail-or
better still, shop the town for you. It will be a pleasure to get it for you in this
manner if we do not have it in stock. It will be no trouble whatever, as trouble
is our middle (business) name. Command us.
Now, we wish all our customers to look at this change from both sides and
we feel sure that they will see our point. So please don't ask the clerk to
charge it after March 1st, for they will have positive instructions not to charge
to any one. Approvals will be handled under the cash plan if you do not wish
to keep your purchase (goods not cut). All you have to do is to hand them
back to the clerk from whom they were purchased, requesting your money, and
you will be remembered at once without a question. Approvals limited to 48
If at any time you see how we can improve our service you will confer a fa
vor upon the manager by telling him of your ideas. They will be kept in
All merchandise will be marked at a low cash price
on and after March 1st. Come and look them over.