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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
No. 4:? ?i
Faithful Rural Carrier Retired
on Half Salary. D. A. R.
of Music Club.
Miss Annie May Reames, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L.
Reames, has recently offered herself
as a missionary for the foreign fields.
She is now at school at Winthrop,
and this great news came in a letter
to her parents last week, and the an
nouncement was made Sunday at the
Master Marion Lott is now able to
be out on crutches after a long time
in his room, suffering from a broken
The remains of Mrs. Wood, the
widow of Mr. Bob Wood, were inter
red here on Sunday afternoon in the
Mt. of Olives cemetery, her death
occurring at Mountville, S. C., at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Teague.
For many years the family resided
here, and after the death of Mr.
Wood, Mrs. Wood made her home
1 with her children. Accompanying the
body were her daughter, Mrs. Arthur
Teague, and son, Mr. Lynwood Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. Pinckney Wood of Au
gusta joining them here.
After a beautiful service the body
? was laid to rest beside the graves of
the husband and two grown daugh
ters, America and Nora.
Mrs. Wood was a quiet, gentle wo
man and a sincere Christian, and
there are those who will recall her
beautiful traits of character.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard. Tarrant have
moved to Ridge Spring, the former
having charge of the garage there
which is owned by Mr. H. G. Eidson.
Mr. Hill, the depot agent, has gone
to Rock Hill and will be engaged
there in the service of the railway.
Mrs. Robert Leavell of Newberry
has beh spending a few days with
Mr. Andrew Moyer who has been
one of the R. F. D., carriers for many
years, has been pensioned by the gov
ernment and is now retired. For the
remainder of his life time he re
ceives one half of his salary, in ap
preciation of his faithful service.
There are many on his route who will
miss him, but he has a good follower
in Mr. Avery Bland. Mr. Bland's
place as delivery man in town is fill- j
ed by Mr. Marion Rhoden.
Mr. R. E. Johnson of Greenville,
has been for a visit to friends.
Mr. Calvin Kinard and Mr. Dun
can of Epworth were visitors here on
Miss Mallie Waters was hostess
for the Emily Geiger chapter D. A. R.
on Monday with a full meeting of 21.
The chapter voted on "Emily
Geiger" as their choice of women in
the Revolution, a sketch of her life
and picture being sent to state his
torian. All members signed the peti
tion to make Yorktown, Va., a na
tional park. Mrs. C. P. Corn was elec
ted delegate to congress in Washing
ton. It was voted to accept ?the red
poppy as memorial flower and to
wear it on May 30th.
The final report of the minstrel
chorus was given, $140.00. After pay
ing expenses and giving the school
$75, the chapter has $62 to further
. Mrs. J. L. Walker led the program,
and a splendid paper was given by
Mrs. O. D. Black, "A Comparison of
the Spirit of the Women of the Rev
olution and Subsequent Wars."
The hostess served an enjoyable
salad course with coffee.
The chief business of the Apollo
Music club which was held Tuesday
last with Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, was in
making plans for Reciprocity Day,
this occasion to be jointly observed
by this club and the New Century
The occasion will be February 15,
at 3:30 o'clock in the High School au
ditorium, and after this, a reception
will be held in the home of Mrs. J.
lu the music contest that is now on,
through the National Federation of
Music clubs, the club hopes to have a
The subject of the program was
"Humor in Music," the roll call being
answered with musical jokes. The
depicting of humor in music by va
rious devices, by the masters was
shown. The musical numbers carnied
out the idea. TV,f i> iss served an
abundant hot rep&ui; among the
dainties being fried chicken. Every
one enjoyed the meeting, members
Mr. Weiderman of Prosperity has
been for a visit to his brother, Dr.
Mrs. Sallie Stanford of Aiken, the
sister of Mrs. Bettie Adams has been
quite ill, suffering from a stroke of
Miss Ruth Harris of Albany, Ga.,
is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. P.
There was a pleasant re-union Sun
day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.
S. Wertz, all of their children coming
for a visit.
Mrs. Chloe Carwile, Miss Elise Car
wile and Mr. Frank Carwile of Ridge
Spring have been visiting in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Mr. Claud Lowman of Columbia,
spent last week here with his sister,
Mrs. E. B. Dasher.
Mr. and Mrs. George Golphin and
children of Ninety Six are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lott.
Mr. Marion Williams of Augusta
has been visiting his sister, Mrs. T.
R. Hoyt. .
Miss Jennie Walsh of Sumter is
the guest of Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Preston Wright of Cincinnati
spent Wednesday with Mrs. Wiley
The friends of Mrs. W. L. Quattle
baum will be pained to know of her
illenss, following a stroke of paraly
sis. She is at the home of her daught
er, Mrs. Ficklin at Bamberg.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter met
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Nancy
Lott in the home of Mrs. J. Neil Lott,
and a most delightful and profitable
meeting was held, the- 3 being 23
present. The meeting opened with
the singing of a patriotic song.
The chapter voted? to have a towel
shower for. the Old Soldiers' Home,
and this will be had on Gen. Hamp
March 25, the chapter will cele
brate its silver anniversary, and an
enjoyable meeting is being planned.
There will be a silver offering which
will go to "some of the caisses of the
U. D. C. work.
Plans for Memorial Day were made
which will be the latter part of April
this year. Delegates to the district
conference were elected: Mesdames
James Tompkins and Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. O. D. Black, registrar, had four
new members' names, the roll being
62. After the historical program a de
licious repast was served by Mrs. J.
N. Lott and Miss Mae Watson. Music
was later enjoyed.
Essay Contests Begun.
* Last week the students in the grad
ed and high school enjoyed their be
ginning of preparation for the essay
contest. Mrs. Tillman visited the
school on Tuesday and spoke to the
students who welcomed her as she
told them of the plans for the con
test, and the speakers who would visit
the school on Thursday.
i At the appointed time, Mr. J. H.
Cantelou, at ll o'clock addressed
the students of the graded school on
"Why the States have Passed Anti
Cigarette Laws." This was enjoyed
by those who heard, and while he was
speaking the young people took
notes, which will be of benefit to
them in preparing their essays.
At one o'clock Mr. T. B. Greneker
addressed the High School in a black
board talk on Law Enforcement,
which the students pronounced very
instructive and thought provoking.
These also took notes. .
The time for sending in essays to
Mrs. Tillman for this county is March
All schools which have had essays
written will send them in by that
Look Out for the Opening.
The Palace Barber Shop is now be
ing remodeled and repainted, and is in
stalling new fixtures, also having a
modern hot and cold running water sys
tem installed. Our patrons can here
after get a shower or tub bath. Our
new opening day will be Tuesday,
March 15. On and after that day we
will be able to give our patrons better,
quicker and more sanitary service.
Drop in to see us. Our artists are Mil
ler, Willis, Wood and Wadley.
J. H. MILLER.
A Week-end at Duluth, Min
Friday afternoon, just before six
o'clock, my friend and I tramped
through the deepest snow that Aurora
has yet experienced this winter, to the
trains which we boarded for Duluth,
the capitol of this county.
In the front of the trains is a snow
plow which removes the snow and in
It seems so inappropriate at this
time of the year for the trees to be
covered in snow. One expects that at
Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I
want to sp'e fruit trees in bloom, as
they say they ate now in the South.
And yet the different parts of the
country seem to have exchanged cli
mates, for you have been having more
snow, and this is said to have been the
mildest winter that Minnesota has had
in forty-three years.
Duluth is "acity set on a hill," bor
bered on one side by high cliffs and on
the other by Lake Superior. In Au
gust, when I carne through Duluth for
the first time, the water was blue, and
there were sea gulls flying over it.
Now the water is solidly frozen over
and snow covered, with skaters flying
over it instead of sea gulls. .
The Indian name for Lake Superior
is Gitche, the name being Indian, and
the people on its shores representatives
of roany foreign nations. The great
North-west is much more cosmopol
itan than the South.
Perhaps the most interesting thing to
be seen in Duluth is the famous aerial*
bridge which extends across Lake Su
perior from Duluth to the City of Su
perior. The term aerial is applied to
it, for not only the bridge itself ex
tends in an arch high in the air, but the
passengers themselves are transported
in a large wood and iron car attached to.
the bridge on the under side. This runs
along the bridge like a small car on the |
track, except that it runs on the uuder
side ins:ead of the upper.
, Such wonderful ^mamfCTtMron?~-0f
national-grandeur as are to be found
here in this north country are an incen
tive to man to live up to them by creat
ing great inventions, for were there no
great lakes, or no rugged mountains,
there would be no necessity for stupen
dous undertakings, for the building of
great ships and the hollowing of great
In order to return Sunday night to
Aurora we were obliged to take our re
turn trip in three parts, the first third
of the journey by train, the second by
street car and the last by omnibus.
The transportion facilities here are
many and varied, between even the
smallest towns. In this way the wilds
can easily connect themselves with civ
March 2, 1921. ?
Humorous Contributions by
A priest met one day one of his
friends on a street. After a short con
versation his friend invited him for
a drink into the saloon. But the
priest refused saying: "Oh no, my
son, I can't accept your invitation
just for three reasons." "And what
reasons have you, father?" the man
asked him. The priest replying said,
"First, that I am a clergyman. Sec
ond, I am against the alcoholic drinks
and the third is that I just had a doz
en of them."
Mother to her Little Girl.
Girl-Mamma, what will you pre
sent me for my birthday?
Mamma-I was going to give you
what you wanted, honey, if you
would be a quiet girl.
Girl-Therefore to keep me quiet
you shall buy me a drum.
Passerby to a Chauffer.
What are you doing there?
Chauffer-I ran over somebody
and am looking over my car to see
if he did any damage.
At the Dance.
Julia, what was that young man
whispering into your ear while
He was telling me that since he
knew me the world didn't seem to
him anymore immense and desolate
Naturally what else wouhj he tell
you. When dancing he looks like a
camel of thc desert. 1 .
EVANS V. SERVETAS.
Court Proceedings, Judge Gai
Makes Able Charge to the
The spring term of court of gene
al sessions convened Monday moi
ing wjth Hon. Frank B. Gary of A
bevillfir as presiding judge. All of t
courtfofficials -were promptly at the
respective posts except the clerk, IM
W. B^ Cogburn, who was unable
attend to his duties Monday ai
Tuesday on account of rheumatisi
but was able to be at his post tr.
mofrishg. Mr. Cogburn's deputy cler
Mr.: Paul Cogburn, assisted by M
W. A).- Strom, discharged the duti
of the clerk in a very satisfacto:
This- has been Mr. Callison's fir
appearance at Edgefield as Solicit
and lie has discharged the duties
an eminently satisfactory manne
handing the business of the cou
with ability and dispatch.
? Judge Gary made a practical ar
forceful charge to the grandjury u;
on their duties. He said the peop
look jto the grandjury to have tl
laws enforced and to see that the o
ficersj of the county do their duty.
is not only the duty of the grandjui
to pass upon the indictments prepa:
ed by the solicitor but it is clear]
their, duty to present any violatoi
of the law just as if it were presen
ed to them through the regular chai
nel. Judge Gary also stated that th
grandjury should make any suggei
tions that would lead to be the bette]
ment of conditions and society. Fr?
queritly no notice is taken of sue
suggestions by grandjuries but fina
ly they are taken up and enacted int
law..-. He cited as instances of thi
kind'the law which separates th
races on railway trains, the stock lai
and rthe compulsory education law
When these were first suggested the;
did not meet with popular favor bu
pjajblic, sentiment steadily grew unti
it^;:crjstaliz?.d into -'Jaws;, which ar
Judge Gary charged the grandjur;
that they have control of the publi
school system of the county and n<
conditions should be allowed in pub
lie schools that ought not to be there
He urged that frequent and thor
ough examinations of the county of
fices be made, especially the magis
trates, who frequently get their book:
mixed up. Magistrates should be re
quired to bring their books to Edge
field periodically to be examined.
The grandjury has control of th<
public roads of the county and the
county that does not improve its pub
lie roads will lag behind. Better road:
improve the citizenship by enab
ling them to mingle with each other
as well as making it possible foi
them to get their produce to market
Judge Gary stated with emphasi:
that it is the duty of the grandjurj
to see that the officers enforce thi
law, to the end that criminals be pun
ished to protect the innocent. Judge
Gary said: "You either have a Uto
pian condition here, being a law-abid
ing people, or your officers are nol
doing their duty." He said that ir
some counties whiskey is being dis
tilled on nearly every spring branch
while only a few cases have been pre
sented to the court in this county. He
spoke in the strongest terms against
the small number of citizens who will
make whiskey of concentrated ly?
and other such stuff and sell it to oui
boys-"stuff that will make a man
drunk three days after he drinks it."
He stated that this unbridled making
.of liquor should be stopped. It is a
I condition that the law abiding people
j in one solid phalanx should put down.
Judge Gary called attention to a
new factor that will be felt in the
selection of our officers of the law.
He stated that women now have the
ballot and that a woman's vote counts
just as much as a man's. He said that
woman everwhere stand for law and
order and that hereafter when an of
ficer fails to do his duty he will be
weeded out by the women.
The solieitor handed to the grand
jury a number of indictments and
true bills were found in the following
Brady Holmes, forgery; Frank Car
roll, assault and battery with intent
to kill; Benjamin Ryan, car breaking
and larceny; M. W. Hudgens, assault
and battery with intent to kill and
carrying a concealed weapon; Cris
Matthews, violating the prohibition
law; Hugh Gomillion, murder; Willie
'Scott, larceny; viola Brooks, house
breaking and larceny; Crayton Hol
loway, violating the prohibition law;
Alfonso Strother, murder; Quinnie
Moseley, murder; B. T. Hite, obtain
ing goods by false pretense; V. V.
Williamson and Isaac Kennedy, lar
ceny and receiving stolen goods;
Rome W. Wilson, breach of trust with
fradulent intent; Jake Hillery, dis
posing of property under lien ; Frank
Walker, housebreaking and larceny,
sent back magistrate.
Benjamin Ryan pleaded guilty to
the charge of car breaking and lar
Brady Holmes pleaded guilty to the
charge of forgery and was given a
sentence on the chaingang of two
years. There are several other indict
ments of the same character pending
against this negro.
The first case called for trial Mon
day morning was that against John
L. George who was indicted for kill
ing A. C. Brown in Edgefield in Feb
ruary, 1917. It will be recalled that
Mr. Brown was serving the Southern
railroad here at the time as engineer
and Mr. George was his fireman. In
some way ill feeling was engendered
which culminated in a difficulty. Mr.
George shot Mr. Brown as he was
standing by the cab of his engine..
His defense was that Mr. Brown had
a hammer in his hand and that he
shot to save himself from bodily
harm. In the first trial some time af
ter the homicide Mr. George was
found guilty of manslaughter and was
given a sentence of four and one-half
years in the penitentiary. He appeal
ed to the supreme court which higher
tribunal granted him a new trial. The
trial Monday was the second trial of
the case which resulted in a verdict
of guilty of manslaughter with a re
commendation to the mercy of the
court. When the court convened this
morning Judge Gary sentenced Mr.
George to serve a period of five years
, on the public roads of Edgefield coun
ty or serve a like term- rn the pemten-- -
tiary at hard labor; It is -probable .
that Mr. George will serve the term
on the chaingang.
The case has aroused considerable
interest, the court room being crowd
ed to its full capacity yesterday and
today. Both sides were represented by
able counsel who ' contested every
inch of ground. Solicitor Callison was
assisted by Capt. N. G. Evans and
A. F. Speigner of Columbia and the
defendant was represented by Shep
pard Bros. S. M. Smith, C. L. Blease,
and C. N. Sapp, of Columbia. The
jury reached a verdict in one hour
after retiring yesterday afternoon.
The court has been engaged today
with the trial of Hugh Gomillion for
killing another negro last October
about three miles east of Johnston.
The solicitor was assisted by J. W
Cox of Johnston and the defendant
was represented by C. T. Burnett..
The jury rendered a verdict of guilty
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The W. C. T. U. meeting for March
was held on Monday afternoon with
Mrs. James E. Hart with a ,good at
tendance. The devotions were con
ducted by Mrs. W. A. Byrd, and a
very interesting citizenship study on
County Government was conducted
by Mrs. Tillman.
Little Mary Lorene Townsend plac
ed a piano solo and was enthusiasti
The coming of Mrs. Emma Graves
Dietrick on Thursday was announced
and each member asked to help in
getting a good audience for her on
Thursday at the Baptist church.
At the close of the program a de
lightful salad course with iced tea
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. W. A. Byrd on ApriJ. 4th at 4
A Fishing Party.
Master John Curran Feltham was
host at a picnic on Saturday, the lit
tle boys of his neighborhood being
invited to help him thus celebrate his
twelfth birthday. Fishing tackle was
provided and the youngsters follow
ed the picturesque branch that winds
out from Edgefield. Diligent angling
was interrupted long enough to eat
dinner beneath whispering pines, af
ter which the merry party again
sought the limpid stream which from
time immemorial has held a fascina
' tion for the genus boy.
Mrs. Ennert Writes Interesting:
Letters From Paris.
Hotel de Crillon,
Place de la Concorde, Paris,
" January, 23, 1921..
My dearest Mother:
This hotel is very much in the lime
light tonight. At five o'clock this af
ternoon Lloyd-George and other less
er lights of the Britist delegation ar
rived and are located here, ready for
the conference which takes place this
week in regard to Germany. Outside
are long lines of autos and crowds o?
curious spectators, but strange to
say, it never seems to occur to any of
them to try to enter. I suppose it is
"American nerve" that bfought us?
here, and like any other brand, it car
ries you a long way.
We have interviewed porters and;
bell boys and gotten all the informa
ci?n possible considering their knowl*
edge of English and ours of French
Now I am waiting to see what Lloyd-,
George will do next, so will fill in the
time by writing to you.
We went to the Madelaine to?
church this morning. At first we had
intended to go to Notre Dame, but
it was too far, and after all what dif
ference did it make since the service
is either French or Latin. Mr. Ennett
said we had got this much out of it,
"we knew when it began and when it
But we got more than that, for the
music was fine and since it has a
universal language there was no
trouble in understanding that. La:
Madelaine is the most fashionable
church in Paris. It has no windows
but is lighted by a great green glass
roof. During the French Revolution
it was used as "The Temple of
Glory," but is now a regular Cath
olic church. This afternoon we walk
ed up as far as the "Arc de Tri
umphe" erected by .Napoleon to com
memorate his victories. In 1870 the
Germans in thoig-triumphal entey-in
to Paris marched under it, and there
after chains - -were stretched across
the entry to signify this prof anati?? ;:
but since this stain has been wiped
out by the Peace vParade of 1919 to
celebrate the Allied victory over Ger
many, all looks serene and happy
about it. It forms the centre of a cir
cle from which radiate twelve of the
best avenues in the city, which I im
agine must be_ the best residential
part of the city. We then walked back
to the "Place des Invalides," expect
ing to pay our respects to Napoleon's
tomb, (he is buried there) but it was
too late and every thing was closed
up for the day. Instead we had a long
talk with an American soldier we had
met up with, and his remarks about
France were not complimentary. He
said these people ware not the best
friends to us in the world, and are
neither grateful nor appreciative for
the service we rendered them during
We are having mo:re trouble get
ting around in Paris than we did in
London. Not only is the language dif
ferent but their manners and habits
are so unlike our own, that there is
no feeling of any common ties as
Americans instinctively feel for the
English. Then you have the con
sciousness everywhere that they are
on the alert to see how much they
can get out of you. It it no use to
suppose you can hide your national
ity, . for they can spot you as easily
as we would a Chinaman. The word
"American" seems synonomous with:
"money," which is rather a disad
vantage to those of us who cannot
measure up to their accepted stan
dards of our countrymen.
Again it seems a perfect marvel
to them how Americans can own au
tomobiles. They speak of it in awed
whispers and wonder at our wealth.
Over here the automobile privilege
belongs exclusively to princesses and
peres of the realm, but we have at
last discovered that the prices here
are smiply prohibitive to the middle
classes. Gasoline sells for $1.00 per
gallon and Buick a car for $5,000.,
and is the very aristocratic car much
used by the various lordships.
I should take a whole page to de
scribe the Louvre Art Galleries, but
my time is drawing to a close.. It
would take-, the rest of my life to ac
quaint myself thoroughly with the
pictures and statuary contained in a
building that covers forty-eight acres.
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