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Wednesday, July 6. .
Judge Kinnaird Acting Clerk.
As the office of clerk of court is
one of the most important offices in
the county, the statutes provide that
in the event of a vacancy in the office
of clerk of court, on account of
death, resignation or from any other
cause, the judge of probate shall at
once become the acting clerk of court
.and discharge the duties of the of-,
ific? until an appointment is made by
the governor. In compliance "vrith the
mandatory terms of this act, Judge
of Probate W. T. Kinnaird assumed
the duties of clerk of court Saturday
and will.serve the people in that ca
pacity until a successor to the la
mented W. B. Cogburn is appointed
.and duly qualified.
A considerable number of people
?are under the impression that when
Mr. Cogburn's successor is appointed
lie will be commissioned for the re
mainder of the four-year term, or
until 1924. This is not the case. .The
act clearly provides that the govern
or shall appoint some one to serve
until the next general ?lection, which
-will be November 1922. This being
the case, the person who succeeds Mr.
Cogburn by appointment will serve
only about a year and a half. The
office will be put in the primary next
summer in order to fill the remaining
two years of Mr. Cogburn's four
; The county chairman has called a
meeting of the County Democratic
Executive Committee for_ Monday,
July ll to decide whether or not an
election shall be ordered to recom
mend a person to the governor for
appointment. Should the committee
decide not to order an election, the
i delegation will make a recommenda
tion to the-governor, as they recent
ly did in .filling the office of mag
istrate at Edgefield.
TVliss Florence Minis Sees the
Beauties and Wonders of
"What is So rare as a day in June"
in Yellowstone Park? Nothing, for
.the person who loves the great out
have made a mid-year resolution
to use as few adjectives as possible
.in this letter, for descriptive words
.are such paltry things, unless they
are used with more consummate skill
.than I can command. Facts about the
"Yellowstone Park are sufficient with
As far back as the time of Thomas
. Jefferson, the Park had its first begin
ning, being set apart on account of
'?"its wonders as a national reservation,
3>ut it was unprotected by laws and
^unadorned by any hotels or luxu
The present generation, restless,
;and finacially comfortable, has out
igrown the stage coach and the early
hotels which lie unused because they
are not quite perfection. Some day
.aeroplanes may startle the native elk
tfrom their forest haunts. For my part
.1 prefer to look up to the mountains
?and the trees, rather than to look
down on them.
It is interesting to watch the dif
ference in the vegetation which grows
along the mountain sides, and that
which grows in the lowlands. The
.firs and pines which grow on level
ground are wide and branching, ac
cepting a hardy existence without ef-i
fort, while the trees that find their
?sustenance along the mountain sides
are so tall that one has to look sev
eral times, each gaze higher than the
Hast, to see the fine pointed tips. They
lave to reach higher to find the light
and like people, grow more perfect
through facing the obstacles of ex
Perhaps the most famous curiosity
in the Park is the Old Faithful Gey
ser, which to me seems to have a hu
man characteristic, because it ex
hibits so much promptness in its ac
t?on, as though it had systematic in
\ The Old Faithful Inn is situated
only a few hundred feet from the
geyser. I rushed out post haste on
arriving to see this water which is in
teresting because of the upward di
rection which it chooses to pursue. A
preliminary warning took place about
ive minutes before it finally played
.'olumes of steam shot into the air
.nd soon the water came, a hundrec
md twenty-five feet straight up anc
traight down again from the centei
>? a large gray cone-shaped crater. 1
.>aw Old Faithful play twice in the
ifternoon and once in the evening
.vhen a search light was turned on i!
from the roof of the hotel. The search
.ight in the darkness gave it a pecu
Jar magnificence that the daylight
could not do. Once in the afternoor.
the mist and light formed a rainbow
:hat extended from the ground up in
to the sky.
The Park seems to contain" all the
really beautiful things in nature,
snow-capped mountains, forests of
perfect trees, lakes, waterfalls and
color formations of wonderful bril
Among the most exquisite sights
was the Morning Glory Pool, which
looked like a liquid blue morning
glory magnified. Irregular edges and
a deep center extending far into the
earth might have made one expect
perfume to rise from it, did not the
sulphur which lies in all these streams
and springs change any such idea.
Another pool which w?s useful as
well as beautiful was the Handker
chief Pool. From the center of this
pool, water boiled up from the earth's
interior from a hole large enough to
drop several . handkerchiefs into. I
threw mine in and this washing ma
chine which is run, neither by elec
tricity nor by hand, carried the hand
kerchief out of sight, boiled it and re
turned it, clean, to the top of the
water. The guide rescued it with an
iron rod attached to the side of the
pool with a chain put there for the
purpose of reaching into the pool.
So high was the altitude, and conse
quently so dry the atmosphere, that
the handkerchief was dry in two or
three minutes. I would' that these
pools were more generously sprink
led over the United States to help
solve the servant problem.
Wild animals roam unconfined and
unafraid in the Park .among them,
brown, black and grizzly bears, all
of which I haver seen in the last two
days. This afternoon, as we were
riding along, I was surprised to see
omnibuses stopping along a road
[where there seemed to be nothing of
any interest. Suddenly our own car
stopped, and I looked up to see a
black bear standind up on its hind
feet eating candy with evident relish.
This particular bear stands on this
particular spot in the' road and at
the proper hours holds up every ve
hicle and" demand? candy.'If the can
dy isn't instantly produced, the bear
climbs up on the side of the omnibus.
Not one ever passes without stopping
and the bear is kept there by its over
eating of sweets, like a child.
The driver warned us not to play
with the bear (which warning I did
not need) for with one stroke of its
paw, he said, a man would be instant
ly killed. At first I could hardly be
lieve this, but considering the power
that constant struggle for life and
food must give an animal, I concluded
that the statement must be true.
The Park is a fit subject for many
volumes, so, that in a letter I can only
remark on some of the things that im
pressed me especially.
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming,
June 26, 1921.
Will you admit a little girl in your
dear old paper? Our correspondent
seems to have forgotten to send in
the news from Sweetwater.
The farmers are glad of the recent
rains as the crops needed rain very
much. Since the rains set in last
Monday crops have grown and reviv
ed very much, but Mr. Boll Weevil is
holding high carnival.
We are sorry to report the contin
ued illness of Miss Angelee Mealing
and her many friends hope to see
her well fcgain soon. She is very much
missed, and also the services of her
father, Mr. John P. Mealing, who is
our faithful Sunday school superin
tendent, his absence being on account
of her illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevens are
the proud parents of a baby girl.
Miss Cornelia Glover and sisters
were the guests of Misses Nona and
Sallie Morgan last Sunday afternoon.
Messrs. Dugan Glover, Frank Coop
er and William Boone were the guests
of Mr. Tom Morgan last Sunday.
Misses Maysie Cooper and Virginia
Morgan are visiting friends and rela
tives in North Augusta.
We miss our splendid physician,
Dr. Mathis, also his charming wife
and babies, who have gone to visit
Mrs. Mathis' mother who lives at St.
Petersburg, Canada. Dr. Mathis will
come home in a few weeks, but Mrs.
Mathis will remain all summer in.
ganada to be a comfort to her moth
er, in her great sorrow, the loss by
death of her daughter with whom she
lived. Mrs. Mathis being her only
narried daughter living, felt it he:
iuty to hasten homeward. . . ?>
The ninny friends of Mrs. S. W.
lardner, Sr., are glad to see her abU
o be up again after her recent ill
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn's many friends
'n this community sympathize very
leeply with her and all the bereaved
family in their great sorrow. Truly
i good man has gone to his reward.
An Expression of Appreciation
We can not refrain from giving an
expression of appreciation to the
many people of Edgefield town and
:ounty who have helped us in our
j time of sorrow by their thoughtful
ness and sympathy. They have been
s'o many and varied that we take thi3
means of saying that we thank you
every one, and would not be satisfied
that any loving deed or word should
go unnoticed. Your goodness and lov
ing sympathy, we trust shall not go
unrewarded by our Heavenly Father.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn and family.
Division Meeting W. M. U. at
The third division of the W. M. U.
held their summer meeting at Re
hobot on Saturday, June 25, with
Mrs. J. M. Bussey, division president
in charge. ;
The greetings were made by Mrs.
W. J. Talbert, and responded to by
Miss ' Kathleen Kenrick of Red Oak
The devotions were conducted by i
Mrs. Butler Strom, president of Re
Beautiful exercises were given by
the Rehoboth and the Parksville sun
beams societies. The former is under
the leadership of Mrs. Lucille Cul
breath and the later of Mrs. W. J.
A roll of the societies was called
and encouraging reports given. The
Y. W. A. of Red Oak Grove, Mrs.
Mamie Bussey leading, >gave a very
interesting pageant on Christian Edu
" Mrs. Jennie Briggs presided at the
organ for the general ;r.usic, Miss
Kathleen Kenrick played for the
'pageant, and Rev. E. L. Kugley, pas
jtor of the church sang with Mrs.
iKugley's accompani?ment a very ap
j pealing vocal apio.. Mr. Kugley is
i very much interested in developing
'singing among the young people of
j his church, and was a prominent mern
ber of the Furman Glee Club while
at the university.
Mrs. J. L. Mi ms talked on the en
couragements-<>J^he Missionary work
and the meeting was adjourned. " ~
A delightful dinner such as Reho
both ladies know how to prepare was
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I take this means of announcing
that I am a candidate for re-election
to the position of public cotton weigh
er for the town of Johnston and re
spectfully solicit the support of all
those who market their cotton at
Johnston, pledging myself, if re-elect
ed, to render the same faithful ser
vice in the future that I have in the
past, both to sellers and buyers.
J. W. BLEDSOE.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate fo re-election to the po
sition of public cotton weigher for
the town of Johnston and solicit the
support of the farmers who sell their
cotton at Johnston, pledging myself
if elected, to use the same faithful
endeavor in the future as in the past
to give entire satisfaction to both the
seller and. buyer of cotton.
W. S. CLARK.
I respectively announce to the pub
lic and to my friends that I am a
candidate for Cotton Weigher at
Edgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
licit your vote and , your support in
attaining this position.
JOHN R. SCURRY. I
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
haye 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.
I hereby announce that I am a
candidate for the position of public
cotton weigher for the town of
Johnston and solicit the support,of
the people who market their cotton at
Johnston. I pledge myself if elected,
to render faithful and impartial ser
vice! both to the seller and buyer of
M. LEWIS STEVENS.
Meeting Street, S. C.
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HERE IS A
for you which will be good in our Ten Days' July
Clearance Sale, beginning
Saturday, July 2y lasting until
ThursdayA July 14
Just cut out this advertisement and bring it with you and
we will redeem it for you on a trade purchase of a dollar or
in this clearance sale of oxfords and pumps we have in
cluded all of our oxfords and pumps that we had priced at
$11.00 and $13.00. Here is a list of a few prices that will
help you decide your needs:
20 pairs going
at ... .
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20 pall s going
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20 pairs going
20 pairs going
at . \ . .
This includes all white oxfords and pumps, and will posi
tively last for ten days only. See advertisement later for
clearance sale on dry goods and notions.
Remember this advertisement is a coupon which is good
for 25 cents.
THE CORNER STORE
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Miss Cleo Attaway Sends News
Rev. L. D. Mitchell ,H. W. Reames,
Judson Nicholson, Duard Corley,
Thomas Dowling attended the B. Y.
P. U. convent'on in Greenville last
A revival meeting has just closed
at St. Paul Methodist church here*.
Quite a number of additions to the
church. Rev. B. R. Turnipseed of
Greenwood did the preaching.
Mrs. L. D. Mitchell and Miss Juelle
Gregory attended the assembly in
Greenville last week.
Miss Annie Belle Metts' of Nor
way spent last week with her sister,
Mrs. T. E. Dowling. _
Miss Sue Timmerman of Eureka
was guest of Miss Dessie Dean re
Mrs. Lydia Wightman and Miss
Mary Alice Wightman of Emory sec
tion visited Mrs. George Crouch last
Miss O'Neal of Mullins is spend
ing a while with Prof. and Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. Fannie Gunter visited rela
tives in Wagener last week. She was
accompanied on her return.home by
her father, Mr. Carson Able and her
niece, Miss Freida Able.
Mrs. Alvirs Richardson of Simp
sonville is guest of her mother, Mrs.
T. L. Edwards.
Miss Edith Lindler who has been
teaching at Connie Maxwell Orphan
age returned to her home here a few
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Crawford are ?'
spending the summer here with rel
atives. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford mar
ried June 22 at Erooklyn, N. Y.
The W. C. T. U. held a very inter
esting meeting on law enforcement
last Tuesday at the home of Mrs.
Frank Herlong. Refreshing grape
juice and nabicsos were served by the
hostess at the close. t <
Misses Mabel and Elizabeth Craw
ford of Bennettsville are spending
the summer with relatives here.
Miss Mary Myrtle Armfield of
Charlotte, N. C. is on a visit to her
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bouknight of
Jennings, La., are spending the sum
mer with relatives of this place.
LOST: An opportunity, if you do
not take advantage of' our big sale.
From July 9th to 23rd.
Due West, S. C.
Eighty-Four Years of Continuous Service
Unwavering adherence to Christian character and thorough schol
Courses: A. B., B. S.t Pre-Medical, special. , >
Literary societies emphasized.
Intercollegiate contests in debates, oratory and athletics worthy of
Adequate equipment and endowment.
Board in college home at cost. Price in'private homes moderate.
For catalogue and application blank write to
DUE WEST, S. C.
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