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V0L 86 = = EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20,1921 No. ll
Public Library Opened. Memo
rial Day Observed April
22. Miss Claxton Won
The town library was opened to
public on Friday afternoon, and this
was a red letter day to fhose who
have faithfully labored to this end.
The meeting was opened with scrip
ture and prayers by Rev. W. S.
Brooke. The library room is over the
Farmers and Merchants bank and is
a very attractive room, with its 140
volumes ready to be read, and inter
ested friends of the library have hung
curtains, given z: desk and chairs, and
* as a first beginning, everything is
The opening hours were from 4 to
6, and Mrs. J. H. White welcomed
each one with a hearty handshake,
there being 50 who came to view the
new library, several bringing a book
to contribute. Punch and cake were
served, the chief topic of conversa
tion being suggestions and plans for
The annual dues for membership
are $1.00. A large contribution of
books is expected from the Ameri
can Library association, these being
given with the request that all sol
diers of world war have free access
to them. Juvenile books have been
contributed from another source.
Over 100 have already joined and
it is hoped that all interested will
soon hand in their names. Every
member added makes just that much
stronger a library, and it is the wish
that before long the books will be
placed in a Carnegie library.
This year the Mary Ann Buie chap
ter, U. D. C., will observe ; Memorial
Day on April 22nd. May 10th is the
regular day, but owing to several
conditions the chapter has decided
to use the^ above^date,^ one reason be
memorial exercises will be held in the
afternoon, 4 o'clock, in the school au
Mr. Marion Lott returned on Sat
urday morning from the Baptist hos
pital in Atlanta, where he has been
for the past month following a se
rious operation. Mr. and Mrs. Lott
have been with him during this time,
accompanying him home. It is a i
source of great pleasure and thank- ;
fulness to all to know that Marion ;
is doing well. The great courage and '.
fortitude with which he has borne his '.
suffering is wonderful.
Mrs. W. C. Connerly is spending .
two weeks in the home of her father, :
Mr. P. B. Waters.
Miss Sara Norris visited in Colum
bia last week, e
Mr. Robert Cartledge of Greenwood
spent the week-end with his aunt,
Mrs. Ben Wright.
Mrs. James White spent Tuesday
in Columbia and attended the State
Tubercular association meeting, she
being chairman of this work in Edge
In the county contest, arranged by
the W. C. T. U. of which Mrs. Mamie
Tillman had charge, Miss Ida Clax
ton, of the Johnston High School has
the honor of winning the first prize,
being in the 9th grade, and Miss Hel
en Yonce of the 10th grade received
honorable mention. Miss Elizabeth
Lott of Edgefield won the second
prize. The subject for the essay con
test was "What a Year of Prohibition
Has Meant to Our Country."
Mr. William G. Templeton died at
his home here during the early hours
of Monday morning, and while his
death was not unexpected, it was a
shock and brought much sadness.
The cause of his death was leakage
of the heart with other complications.
He leaves a widow, who was Miss
Carrie Eidson, and four children, the
oldest nearly 16 years of age, also
two sisters and several brothers. Af
ter their marriage they made their
home in another part of the state,
coming here about three years ago to
live. During this time Mr. Templeton
won the love and highest esteem of
all. He was a man of high ideals, kind
and gentle, a true Christian, a most
devoted husband and father. The fu
neral services were conducted by his
pastor, Rev. David Kellar, who paid
a beautiful tribute to this exemplary
The interment took place in the Mt.
of Olives cemetery, the casket being
covered with flowers from sympathiz
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Harry Strother and Mrs. Wallace
Turner entertained the Young Ma
trons' club, the occasion being in the
home of the former. Besides the 12
members there were several guests.
After chatting and fancy work an
amusing contest was had and the
prize fell to Mrs. Howard Payne. Mrs.
Joe Cox and Mrs. Heber Ballentine
drew for the consolation, it falling to
The hostess served a dainty salad
course followed by frozen cream and
Mrs. J. W. Marsh spent last week
in Columbia and attended the State
meeting of the Presbytery, going as
delegate from the Presbyterian Mis
Mrs. Frank Bland is at home from
a month's stay in Darlington with
her sister, Mrs. I. T. Welling.
Mrs. Bartow Walsh entertained the
members of the Narcosa club very
pleasantly on Friday afternoon, and
with this cordial hostess the after
noon was one of many enjoyments.
A delicious repast was served after
Mrs. David Philips of Springfield
has been for a visit to relatives.
Mrs. P. B. Waters visited relatives
in Augusta last week.
Mr. John A. Suber spent Sunday in
Columbia with his sister.
Mrs. Finley of Florida is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hes
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis, Miss Marie
Lewis and Messrs. Elliot and Archie
Lewis attended the burial of Mr.
John Bell Towill, at Batesburg on
The Young Woman's Auxiliary
Baptist church, during the past week
made a large package of hospital sup
plies which will be used in the hospit
al.,in. Chengchow, China. Several of
ffi?*^n?ThberS completing the course' ;
in surgical dressing when the class :
was organized here during the world
war, were qualified for such work,
and it was a great pleasure to the
young women to be able to prepare
this box of articles for use, which the ?
auxiliary has already sent to Mrs.
Boatwright, State chairman.
Dr. Pruitt of Anderson will have
charge of this hospital at Chengchow
and it is an especial pleasure to the
young women in making these, as
Mrs. Pruitt, who was Miss Mary Cul
lum of Batesburg, is a warm friend
of some of the members, and during
the world war, taught surgical dress
ing classes with one of the Johnston
young women in seven of the towns.
The music club met with Mrs. C.
P. Corn on Tuesday afternoon, the
chief business being in hearing a re
port of the recent Federation at
Camden, this being given by Mrs. L.
S. Maxwell, and impressions were giv
en by others who attended.
The club is planning for an enter
tainment to be given in a few weeks,
which will probably be a May fete.
The subject of the musical program
was "Music Inspired by Birds," an
enjoyable program being rendered.
The hostess served a dainty salad
course with coffee.
The sixth grade of the High School
enjoyed a picnic on Friday at Lovers'
Leap, the merry crowd leaving the
campus at 11:30 o'clock, being ac
companied by Misses Edna Bailey and
Ella Jacobs. The beautiful woods, the
branch and other attractions held the
picnic crowd until the sun had set.
Some, for the first time had a flying
ride on "tree riding horses," but
minded not the falls.
The next regular teachers' exam
ination will be held Saturday, May
7. Notice is hereby given that only
certificates issued by The State
Board of Examiners are. valid, and
no teacher will be paid next school
year without such certificate. Any
teacher holding a temporary permit
that expires June 30, 1921, must
take the examination. A valid certif
icate must be presented with first
pay-warrant next term. Be sure that
you can qualify before you accept a
school or begin work. White appli
cants will report for examination at
the Edgefield High School building;
colored applicants, at Macedonia.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Educatioon.
Methodists Will Raise Large
Fund For Their Schools and
Methodists of South Carolina will
have an opportunity to do big things
for the educational institutions of
Methodist church, South, May 29 to'
June 5, in subscribing to the $33,
000,000 fund to equip better and en
dow their schools, colleges and uni^i
versities. Columbia college will get f
$300,000; Wofford college, Spartan?
burg, will get $500,000; Carlisle'
school, Bamberg, $75,000; Lander
college, Greenwood, $300,000 ;,Horry;
Industrial school, Aynor, $75,000;
Textile Industrial institute, Spartan
burg, $50,000; Wofford Fitting school J
The quota for the Upper South]
Carolina conference, in which the
churches of Columbia are more . di-'l
rectly interested, is $1,117,500. C. C.
Featherstone of Greenwood is the
financial director for the Upper con-'j
ference and the Rev. J. C. Roper of j
Chester is the educational secretary.
The quota for the South Carolina]
conference is $1,149,500. Leland'
Moore of Charleston is the financial;
director and the Rev. G. E. Edwards?
of Orangeburg, the educational sec-]
Those subscribing to the movement
will have five years in which to payl
J. H. Reyrv.Ms, the director gen
eral, speaking of the movement, says
that "the Christian education move
ment was scheduled for 1921 by the
general conference of 1918. The!
movement comes, therefore, at ??
time when our country has juscj;
emerged from a period of unusus
prosperity and prodigal extravagancy
and is entering upon that era of
nancial depression and frugal ecoi
omy we have all known must com?
If the church now exercises lal
faith and inspires courage in the pe
pie, she will' lay the ?oundat
great " spiritual fortunes- "in1'
The Christian education- movement
of the Methodist church, South, has
an allottment of $1,000,000 in its bud
get as an aid fund to educate the
boys and girls for Christian life ser
vice. In broad terms, the movement
proposes to raise V,I 11 000,000, the
minimum sum necessary to enable
them to send out the constantly in
creasing stream of educated Chris
tian leaders required to carry for
ward the Christian work of the
world; to deepen the moral and spir
itual life of the people of the church
and to promote a spirit of Christian
liberality in all th? efforts put forth
in behalf of education; to lead at
least 5,000 young men and women to
devote their lives to the ministry, to
mission or to some other form of ef
fective service; to promote the cause
of Christian education by bringing
about a closer and more effective co
operation between the institutions of
learning and the Sunday school, and
by establishing strong departments
of education in the colleges and uni
versities of the church.
Dr. Henry Nelson Snyder, presi
dent of Wofford college, well known
to every South Carolinian, is assist
ant director general of the Christian
education movement, and is traveling
over the country speaking in its' be
half. Speaking of the cause, he says:
"It will bring home to the schools
and colleges the special nature of.
their obligation to make even a larger
contribution to the progress made be
fore, and so to organize their courses
and work out their policies that theirs
shall be the duty of being the ser
vants of all the great interests where
by the church itself grows into a more
intelligent and powerful agency for
spiritualizing the whole life of the
When some one stops advertising
some one stops buying:
When some one stops buying :some
one stops selling;
When some one stops selling, some
one stops making;
When some one stops making, some
one stops earning;
When some one stops earning, every
body stops buying.
We will clean your Ford motor and
put in fresh oil for $1.25.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Miss Florence Minis Writes c
Night School Banquet Arnon
. Almost all my life I have heard c
rijght schools, but not until this wir
ter have I come in direct contact wit
the movement. In Aurora it is th
vast majority who actually need t
l?arn to speak and write the En?
iish language- All winter classes hav
been held and the grown up peoph
men and women, who have childre
in school come with books under thei
arms to study and learn what the
know in their various languages, bu
db not know in ours.
Several experienced teachers hav
charge of these classes which mee
on Monday, Wednesday and Thun
day nights .Wednesday night was th
ldst time these students would mee
fp* study this year and a lovely ban
quet was, given by trie school boar
fir them in the hall of one of th
large school, buildings. Only the for
eigners and their teachers were pres
ent ,and a few others, including my
self, who were fortunate enough ti
be on the program.
j I say fortunate, for it was one o:
the most peculiarly interesting af
fairs I have ever attended.
3 Ranged along the sides of the lonj
table were people with foreign faces
arid very foreign accent, who wer?
attending a banquet for the first timi
rn their lives, most probably. An or
chestra played during the meal, anc
I tried to entertain the two foreign
ers who sat on either side of me, -J
Mrs. Prosnick, a Slavonian, and ?
man whose name was Ludwig Ker
fella. I looked, at his place card anc
Mscoyered that, and since this gav?
fee a little clue to his race, I lookec
P him, and though the name sound
K^;Austrian, the face looked Nor
wegian. I began to talk about th(
feather or the occasion, or some sud
toi^h'tening topic, and got- would-bi
p-?w?r?j'artic responses which I an
sure he intended for English.'Fina!
ly I asked him what country he cam?
from and he began to talk aboul
Minnesota, and thinking he did nol
understand, I asked again. Aftei
much struggling to get the words pro
nounced right, and properly arrang?e
in a sentence he told me that he wai
born and reared in this state, and hac
had no opportunity for an education
To me it was incredible, and it is i
good thing that he could not see mj
thoughts mirrored in my face, as thej
chased through my brain.
He must have lived in a remote
Finnish settlement (I found latei
that he was a Finn), where onlj
Finns live and where the English
language did not reach. Surely th:
long, strong arm of the compulsory
education law will penetrate to th?
homes of all in this generation, sc
that no citizen born in this countrj
will have his tongue tied by the
stifling customs and the lingering
European language of his forbears.
No one can properly shoulder the
responsibilities developing upon a cit
izen, unless he has had an equality
These people do not lack ambition,
or they would not come to these night
classes. He told me that he preferred
not to make a speech, though he had
consented to do so, because great
things would be expected of a seem
ingly foreign born and reared in this
country, and his thoughts were so
handicapped by having to express
themselves through the medium of
such broken English. I was sorry for
him, and provoked at myself, that
I had managed to accumulate so
much ignorance in spite of my oppor
The different ones present were
called upon to tell why they came to
America,.and for the first time I real
ly wished I could write short hand,
in order to keep some of the very
fine things in mind which they said.
Almost without exception, they
said sooner or later in their talks that
the chance to earn a good living and
work under a Democratic government
had a great deal to do with their
leaving Europe. They repeated parts
of the Constitution, or various patri
otic quotations, with conviction, but
rather like children who had learned
the words to a hew lesson. Some
time they would stop entirely and
think until they had the idea trans
lated and then start again, while all
present, especially we Americans,
One Finn, in particular, made
very excellent speech, and compared
the Finnish schools with the American
ones saying that in the old country
he walked three and a half miles to
school over roads that were hardly
passable, while here in Aurora the
children are brought to school in
heated Omnibusses from eight miles |
out in the country..
It was almost pathetic to note the
pride over his citizenship that one ex
pressed. He had been over here long j
enough to get papers, and after that [
he went back to visit his old parents
who'did not recognize him after his
long stay in America. When he ar
rived at the New York harbor on his
return he stepped off the boat with
as much a sense of possession of the
country as though his ancestors had
come over on. the 'Mayflower, while
his companions went to Ellis Island
to go throughmuch entangling red
tape before being admitted to this
country. That was the substance of
what he said.
A tremendous flag hung on the
wall along the side of the table, and
at the conclusion of the rather I
lengthy program, we all. arose and
gave the salute to the flag and sang
America, and I almost believe that
these people, so newly transplanted
from Europe, sang it with a peculiar
fervor that we who could actually
say, "land where our fathers died,"
could hardly do.
Such an effect does the sudden
change from Czardom to freedom
have on a people.
April 10, 1921.
.News From Epworth.
Here I come again. We are having
some very cold weather. Most of the
vegetables and fruit crops are killed.
Most of the people of this commu
nity and around Kirksey are on the
sick , list.^-wlth^^aeasles, ",whoopjngl
cough, mumps and small pox. [
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ouzts and Mr.
and Mrs. D. A. G. Boone spent last
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Free
Mrs. Nancy Ouzts is on a pleasant
visit to her son, Mr. J. E. Ouzts of
Miss Minnie Lee Adams was the
guest of Mrs. E. T. Chappell last
Mr. Ben Dorn and Miss Grace
Ouzts called on Miss Ethel Ouzts last
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris spent
last Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Z. Ouzts.
Miss Mattie and Master Furman
Freeland attended divine services at
Good Hope last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Watkins spent
last Sunday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Freland.
Mr. Sumter Gillian of Good Hope
spent the day with.Mri R. L. Adams
Mr. Ivy DeLc^ch is a hustling
young man. He makes his regular
round in our community once every
Everybody is looking forward to
Children's Day third Sunday in May
Miss Jewell Faulkner has finished
a course in book keeping at Lander
College. At present she is at home.
The store of Mr. J. L. Ouzts of
Kirksey was broken open on the night
of April sixth, by unknown parties
Many goods were stolen, also some
The Oak Grove school, taught by
Mrs. C. T. Carson closed recently with
an. entertainment which was greatly
enjoyed by the people.
Epworth, S. C.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for re-election to the of
fice of public cotton weigher for the
town of Edgefield. I have served on
ly one term and the experience I
have gained will enable me to ren
der more efficient service in the fu
ture. If elected for a second term, I
pledge the same faithful and impar
tial service that' I have rendered in
W. G. Byrd.
FOR SALE: Towers, Tanks, Wind
mills, Motors, Pumps and Jacks. See
C. N. WEATHERS.
Senator Dial Introduces Cot
Washington, April 18.-Senator
Dial of South Carolina has again in
troduced a proposed amendment to
the cotton futures act which would
have tendency to break the strangle
hold which, he charges, the cotton ex
changes have on the cotton producers.
It appears to be the consensus of
opinion that the Dial amendment wilt
have a better opportunity at passage
than the amendment of former Sen
ator Comer of Alabama. The amend
ment of the former senator passed
the senate, but failed in the house as
result of the activity of representa
tives of, cotton states which produce
only low grade cotton. It was them
contention that the Comer amend
ment would have eliminated a market
for their product. ,
' Senator Dial declares that hisri
amendment would not only eliminate
a market, but would probably cr?ate
a market. Under his scheme, any pur
chaser from a cotton exchange could
demand one-half of his purchase in
any two of the ten legal grades, and
the cotton exchange could deliver the
remaining half in any two of the ten
"Both sides to the transaction,"'
said Senator Dial, "have an even
break. Under the law as it is today,,
a cotton exchange has the power to
deliver a quantity of purchased cot
ton in either one of the ten grades
it desires. The man who buys has ab
solutely no chance. On the face of
things, that is not fair. It is not right. .
Such scheme woujd not hold good if
applied to any articles or goods pur
chased. If the producer of potatoes
was legally ?uthorized to dispose of
his potatoes without consulting the
purchaser, very naturally the pur
chaser would receive only low grade
potatoes. And if the purchaser had
the entire option, the producer of
course could sell only his very ex
cellent potatoes. ' '
cotton transactions; Therefore neith
er the seller nor the buyer should
have the sole right of option. It is
that evil which I am attempting to
eradicate. I am not trying to put the
cotton exchanges out of business. I
am not trying to reduce '?the ten
grades now tenderable under law on
cotton exchanges. I am simply trying
to secure a fair deal for the man vjho
buys cotton from exchanges. ?
"To get such a fair deal is, in^iiy
opinion ,the most impoi'tant issuijfec
ing the South today. It is my^On
viction that the system as it prevails
at present costs the South, millions of
dollars per annum."
Cultivation of Peanuts.
Peanuts are very tender plants and
need warm, pleasant weather for'
germination and early growth. Plant
ing should not be done too early. This
is a warm weather plant.
Early cultivation of peanuts should
begin a:? soon as possible to get a
start of weeds and to keep the sur
face soil mulched and in fine con
Experience shows that cultiva
tion may begin before the plants
are above the ground and if the soil,
is in good condition covering the
young plants will not -injure them.
Sweeps on the cultivator as for the
first cultivation of cotton is found
suitable under many conditions If
the ground is a little cloddy, a har
row or a springitooth cultivator will
Cultivation of peanut soil should
be frequent and painstaking. The
"legs" or pod-bearing runners, should
have mellow soil in which to grow
and bear.-Farm and Ranch;..
Notice to Taxpayers:
All persons who have not paid their
taxes for 1920 will take notice that
the time allowed for payment with
three per cent., penalty added will
expire with the night of April 30. On
and after May 1 the penalty will be
seven per cent. After the night pf
May 15 the books will close and, as
provided by law, will be turned over
to the sheriff.
J. L. PRINCE,
County Treasurer. .
April 19, 1921.
A large shipnent of the w*II
known. Martha Washington shoes
arrived this weok.