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y0L g6 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1921 _-_No. 25
Union Meeting at Speigner.
Successful for Cemetery
The union meeting of the Ridge as
sociation will be held Saturday and
Sunday at Speigner Baptist church.
Twelve messengers from the church
here were appointed on Sunday.
Speigner is located between Ward
and Saluda and this church has been
organized only about three years.
Owing to this meeting there will be
no service in the Baptist church on
Rev. Lack, the pastor of the Pres
byterian church, has been filling hi?
appointments here, second Sunday
morning and fourth Sunday evening,
and his congregation is greatly pleas
ed with him and glad to have service
Miss Mary Reeves and Miss Marion
Harley are guests of Misses Bean.
These young ladies are gifted musi
cians and have given pleasure thus
to many. On Sunday morning at the
Baptist church Miss Reeves sang very
sweetly "I know that my Redeemer
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Hallie
White will go to Saluda soon to visit
Mrs. Mary Alice Smith and Mrs.
Mrs. Beta Levell Wright and her I'
daughter, Miss Elizabeth Wright of '
Newberry, are guests of relatives.
Dr. Huggins and her daughter have ]
rooms in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Lewis. The former is an os- .
teopath and has several patients .
here in town.
Little Herbert Eidson is recuper
ating from a three weeks' attack of j
Mrs. C. F. Strother has the sym
pathy of all in the death of her broth
er, Mr. J. W. Mitchell,, which occur- '
**OTTSst; Wednesday at~*is home in
Leesville. The news came as a gr??t *
shock to her, as he died suddenly. J
For the benefit of the Cemetery
Association a highly enjoyable play J
was given here by some of the local
talent, being called "What to do .
About Betty?" $60 was made.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are in '
Georgia visiting relatives of the for
Miss Lizzie Waters of Vidalia, Ga., 1
? is visiting in the home of her nephew, 1
Mr. G. G. Waters.
Miss Nellie Bailey of Columbia is
spending this week with Miss Sallie
Miss Elise Black of Bamberg is :
the guest of Mrs. B. T. Boatwright. .
Master Billie Walsh entertained a
number of his young friends with a '.
birthday party on Thursday after
noon, and all had a most happy time
playing games. Billie made a fine :
young host and the children so en- ;
joyed the occasion they were loath
to leave. The girls were all given
pretty fans and the boys boxes of
marbles. An enjoyable birthday feast
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese and her
daughter, Miss Martha Reese of Co
lumbia have been for a visit to Mrs.
T. R. Denny.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is at home
a few days' stay in Columbia.
Rev. W. S. Brooke has concluded
a revival at Cross Roads church
near Chappells' and is at Ward this
wek conducting a meeting.
The annual protracted meeting,
which is always begun on 4th Sunday
in July is in progress this week at
Mrs. Lyn L. Allen and Margery
and Mrs. Mary Waters are at home
from a month's stay in Springfield
with Mrs. David Philips.
Misses Ola and Elia Smith enter
tained on Friday afternoon with a
rook party, the occasion being in hon
or of the guests of Misses Bean, and
Mrs. Walter Sawyer's guests, Misses
Boyd and Smith. Several tables were
played and a merry game ensued. A
dainty salad course with iced tea
Miss Elise Mobley has g&ne to
Hartsville to visit her cousin, Mrs.
Mrs. Burrell Boatwright and chil
dren are at home from a visit to Mrs.
McIntyre at Mullins, and Miss Marie
Fewell at Rock Hill. The latter ac
companied her home for a visit.
Mr. John Saber has gone to Jones
ville to visit relatives.
.Mrs. Amelia Satcher of North Au
gusta has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. Pope Perry and other relatives.
Miss Mary Walker gave an after
noon picnic on Monday for Miss
Elizabeth Wright of Newberry. About
30 young people enjoyed the oc
Mr. J. Russell Wright has returned
from Florida where he has spent
some time with his broth?r.
While playing ball on Wednesday
afternoon in a game between John
ston and Saluda, Mr. Archie Lewis
had the misfortune to make a bad
step and in falling his ankle was
knocked out of joint. When a physi
cian reached him, the foot was bent
almost touching near the ankle. His
foot was soon set, but the ligaments
were stretched and partly torn, and
since the accident he has suffered
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hester of Co
lumbia have been visiting in the home
of Mr. John Hester.
Miss Leda* Gall of Leesville is
spending a while, with friends.
Dr. Mal Anderson of Atlanta is
visiting in the home of his uncle,
Mr. Tom Milford.
Mr. T. R. Rowland and Miss Mary
Walker have returned from a visit
to relatives in Newberry.
Misses Elliot and Gonya Hardy
have returned to Washington, both
having government positions there.
The following anouncement will
be read with much cordial interest:
"Dr. and Mrs. John 0. Fugua an
nounce the marriage of their sister,
Eula Sarah Fugua to Edward Car
lile Latimer, at Macon, Ga., on July
19th, the Rev. R. E. Douglas offi
The groom, Dr. E. C. Latimer, was
formerly of Johnston, and is the son
af Mrs. Lucia C. Latimer. Everyone
aere will be interested in knowing
jf his marriage, and will wa'ft to him
md his fair young bride every good
wish that can be made. Dr. Latimer
has always been beloved in his home
town, and his friends will await with
pleasure the coming of these two.
Recital by Miss Hynes and
The great interest aroused by the
announcement of the Civic League's
sponsoring the recital of Southern
Folk Tales and Songs indicates ! that
the people of Edgefield are planning
to give the organization their sup
port and make this concert a big fi
nancial success-as a part of the
proceeds will go toward the fund to
beautify the town by some improve
The reader who app?ars on this
program for the first time in Edge
field-Miss Mary Helen Hynes-is a
graduate of the Emerson College of
Oratory and she has won much suc
cess in her field in Boston, Savannah
and other southern cities.
The following extracts taken from
the newspaper notices show the im
pression this young artist has made
on the discriminating audiences be
fore whom she has appeared.
The Savannah Press says: "Miss
Hynes' humorous reading "Higher
Culture in Dixie" was the hit of the
The Augusta papers in speaking
of her work in a recent recital say:
"Miss Hynes is a most gifted and de
lightful* dramatic reader and has al
so a personality that pleases and at
tracts." "Miss Hynes is especially
gifted in her chosen work and is most
happy in her interpretation from va
Appearing on the same program
with Miss Hynes is a young singer
who makes, her bow before the public
in Edgefield. She has a clear mezzo
soprano voice, sweet and sympathet
ic and she brings to her songs much
She gives promise for the future
and her study shows that she is will
ing to work hard and long to gain her
Miss Hynes and Miss Cline make a
very strong combination and we pre
dict and hope for them a most suc
It will be a rear loss to miss this re
cital. It will interest young and old
alike and all of Edgefield, Trenton
and Johnston should appear en
Summary of Work "of County
Agent A. B. Carwile
To the Legislative Delegation of
I am sure you will be interested 'n
the following brief summary of the
work of your County Agent, Mr.
Carwile, for three weeks for June,
1921. It is my purpose to send you
a monthly summary of Mr. Carwile's
work so that vou may be famiriar
with the worK in-your county.
54 visits were made to men and
530 miles traveled in the interest of
specific demonstration work. Assist
ance was given with 5 meetings which
were attended by 265 people. 16 let
ters were written and 224_bulletins
mailed in answer to inquiries. 68
men called at Mr. Carwile's office to
consult him regarding their prob
Tomato growers have been assisted
in spraying and in proper grading and
packing of tomatoes. 1
4 specialists from Clemson College
were called to the county to give ex
pert advice and assistance on Boll
Weevils, Cotton Grading, Fertilizers j
and Soils. One meeting was held at |
Edgefield at which 50 farmers heard
Mr. Winters speak on Soils and Soil
At the Harmony Club meeting it^
was decided to test family cows in
the community for tuberculosis and
arrangements are being made. Event
ually a Bull Association is planned
for the county. A meeting was held
at Cooper school to try and reor
ganize the Farmers Club at that J
place. The best information regard
ing the use of Calcium Arsenate has
been given farmers and one co-opera
tive order has been placed.
Suggestions and criticisms are wel
come. We want to make the County,
Agent work more efficient.
Yours very truly,
HENRY S. JOHNSON,
Aiken, S. C.
A Fifth Avenue French Pas
One of the Fifth Avenue French
Pastry Shops, around which there is
such an atmosphere of charm, . has
been transferred to Edgefield's his
toric old square, and now it is possi
ble to get the delicacies which these
shops so temptingly offer, right here
at our door.
Mrs. Robert Parks, than whom
there is no finer house keeper on
earth, prepares delicious cakes and
pies, which are offered for sale in
Mr. Park's grocery store on the
square, "and each person who once
buys these wonderful sweets becomes
a regular customer. Edgefield takes
real pride in this new enterprise, and
no^ longer longs for New York's fa
mous pastry shops.
Mrs. Bolling Honoree at Mrs.
J S. Byrd's Elaborate
On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. J. S.
Byrd entertained with one of the
most elaborate card parties of the
season m honor of her very attrac-i
tive sister, Mrs. Bolling, of Columbia,
who, as Miss Mary Ethel Fitzmaurice
has been a popular visitor in Edge-|
The whole house and porch were
decorated with cut flowers.
Twelve tables were arranged for
players and a number of extra guests
came in during the delightful after
Petite Marjorie Mitchell, Dot Dun
ovant and Ethelyn Byrd handed the
score cards to the bridge players,
their dainty frocks adding a pret
ty touch to the brilliant affair, which
was colorful with the exquisite toil
ettes of the hostess, honoree and j
Mrs. J. D. Holstein, Jr., made top
score, winning the dainty guest tow
els given for head prize.
Miss Ida Folk was given a lovely |
handkerchief for the consolation.
Mrs. Bolling received a pair of ex- !
quisite embroidered pillow cases as J
honor guest prize.
A tempting salad course was serv-j
ed late in the afternoon.
A number of guests from John
ston- and Trenton added to the af-1
Ford parts are considerably off in
price. While prices are Off let us over
haul your car. ~
YONCE & MOONEY.
South Carolina Farms Worth
..Farm property in South Carolina
is valued at almost a billion dollars,
according to census figures just pub
lished by the government. The farm
property of the state, including land
and buildings, machinery and live
stock is valued, according to the cen
sus figures, at $953,064,742. This is
an increase in value over the 1910
ceiKus figures at 143 per cent. The
1910 values was $392,128,314.
There are 192,693 farms in South
Carolina., Of these 14,299 are mort
gaged. These mortgaged farms are
worth over $92,000,000 and they are
mortgaged for $25,125,227, which is
27.3 per cent of their value. The
average rate of interest is 7.3 per
The government reports South
Carolina farm land worth, on the
average, $52 an acre. Of the 192,
693 farms in Sout Carolina, 124,231
are operated by tenants, 109,010 by
negroes, 83/683 by native white far
mers. There are 12,426,675 acres in
South Carolina of which 6,184,159
are improved acres.-Columbia Rec
Self Explanatory Letters
The. following letters passed be
tween Mr. A. S. Tompkins and Mr.
John E. Swearingen concerning in
stalling manual training in the Edg
field School :
Edgefield, S. C.,
July 15, 19,21.
Hon. John E. Swearingen,
State Supt Education,
Columbia, S. C.
Dear Friend :
Thank you very much for your,
favor in reference to installing prac
tical training in the school at Edge
fi?jd. We want a man to teach the
bo^s the industrial department and
practical training and I suppose we
rou. have to have a lady to teach the
girjsxdcmestic science, and I am grat
ffiealto^know^^?ir'^u' will assistera*
in procuring teachers of this depart
ment I suppose the teachers would
have to devote their exclusive time
to this work, or can they put in
a side line part of the time in teach
ing other branches?
The estate of D. A. Tompkins has
on hand now available for this pur
pose, under the terms of the will, a
fund amounting to $600 a year; we
will place this amount in the hands
of the Treasurer of Edgefield County
whenever you inform us to do so,
with the understanding that the state
will put up $600, the United States
$1,200, making in all $2.400, and if
any additional amount over $2,40
should be required, we can get it up
So far as the school building is
concerned while it may be deficient in
elegance- of finish and certain mod
ern equipment, it has two very strong
qualities; 1st, it is unusually strong
with thick walls and heavy timbers;
2nd, it is abundantly large, having
been built originally with dormitories
for Col. F. N. K. Bailey's school and
has a great many rooms in it that
will not be used for a long time to
With kind regards,
A. S. TOMPKINS. ,
Columbia, S. C.,
" July 16th 1921.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Mr. Tompkins:
This is to acknowledge your letter
of July 15th concerning a teacher,
Vocational Agricultural at Edgefield
and also concerning a teacher of Vo?
cational Home Economics at Edge
field. These teachers must be selected
in accordance with the Federal plan
and the requirements of the South
Carolina State Board of Education.
The teacher of Agriculture must be
chosen from a list approved by the
State Supervisor of Agricultural In*
struction. The teacher of the Home
Economics much be chosen from
the list approved by the State Super
visor of Home Economics Instruction.
The Edgefield Board must file an ap
plication for each type of instruction.
This application will be carefully
checked in the State Superintendent's
office and the district will be accept
ed upon this showing made in the pa
pers.' Edgefield needs these two types
of work and I shall he glad to do
what I can to aid yon. I feel sure of
your interest, but you are too goc
a lawyer to expect me to act uni
all th? preliminaries have been cor
plet^d at home. I therefore offer tl
1. You should deposit with tl
County Treasurer whatever mone
you wish to contribute for the beni
fit of this work.
2. The trustees of the school shoul
prepare their application for Agr
culture and their application fe
home economics and should forwar
these papers to the State Superir
tendent at Columbia at once.
3. The salary of the agricultur
teacher ought not to exceed $150(
in case of a new man entering th
ranks,'and in case any higher salar;
is paid such salary must be agree
upon by the board of trustees and th
State Superintendent's office befor
any money can be sent from thi
4. The salary of the Home Econom
.ics teacher ought not to excee<
$1000 and the proceding will be thi
same as in the case of the Agricul
5. Reimbursement from State anc
Federal funds can be paid only afte:
the work is done, and has been ac
cepted by the State Supervisors u
charge. This reimbursement is usual
ly made from the State Superintend
ent's office about the 1st of June. If
will be necessary for the trustees to
iinance these salaries from local
funds until'June 1922. I am glad to
state that reimbursement is practi
cally assured because the Federal
money is already in hand and I am
confident that the legislature will ap
propriate enough money to make the
Federal grant. If this matter is not
perfectly clear to you I suggest that
you run over to Columbia in order
that we might discuss the matter to
JOHN E SWEARINGEN,
State Superintendent Education.
A good many attended preaching
here Sunday afternoon.
Miss Bessie Bailey ?pent Friday
night with Mrs. 0. J. Holmes. Misses
Lydia and Mamie Holmes returned
home with her and attended prayer
meeting at Flat Rock.
Bev. W. R. Barnes' mother and
sister of Columbia are spending a
couple of weeks here with him.
The boys around here hav? gotten
up a base bail team and are doing
fine. They expect to play a match
game in a few weeks.
Miss Charity Wood is visiting her
sister, Mrs. H. H. Smith. She has
been quite sick while here.
Mrs. Estelle McDaniel and children
spent the week-end at Modoc with
Mrs. Georgia Reese.
Several people around here are at
tending the revival at Antioch.
Mrs. Mattie Dukes and daughter
of North Augusta are staying a while
with Mr. Tom Williams.
We are glad to hear of Mrs. A.
B. Young improving since she came
from the University Hospital..
Miss Pearl Bailey spent last week
with relatives at Modoc returning
Sunday'and bringing Mr. Winchester
McDaniel, Jr., and Miss Laurie to
spent the day with them.*
Mr. Henry Bailey andfamily spent
the day at Mr. Pickens Bailey's.
The refreshing showers of last
week have made the crops and gar
dens look better. We expect to have
plenty of vegetables from now on.
Several around here are having plen
ty of watermelons.
Mrs. 0. J. Holmes has with her this
week her two little grand daughters,
Cornelia Holmes of Edgefield and
Irene Holmes of Antioch.
We are glad to have Rev. Kugley
of Parksville in our neighborhood
this week. He is helping with the An
We were glad to see Mr. Arthur
McDaniel at church Sunday after be
ing real sick.
Miss Fannie Bell Prince is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. Tommie Gardner at
Antioch this week.
Mrs. 0. .J Holmes entertained the
W. M. U. last Thursday afternoon.
Not many were present on account
of the bad weather. All who were
there enjoyed themselves. Some good
music was heard from their player
piano. After it was over fruit punch
and cake were served.
We were glad to see Mrs! Sallie
Scores Fall Victims to Ku Klux.
Oklahoma City, July 24.-Reports
of activities of the Ku Klux Klan
were received today from practically
all the southern states. While most
of the complaints have come from
Texas, the information shows kl?ins
are organized in practically c rery
community and that scores of men
and women have already fallen "vic
tims to the bands.
Mayor Walton of Oklahoma City,
who announced he would not permit
bands of masked men to operate here
was warned. He was called on the
"Mr. Walton, we want you to .lay
off the Ku Klux Klan, or we will have
to wait on you," he was told.
The mayor said he would pay no*
attention to the warning.
News reached here today that the-'
Beaumont, Texas chapter of the klan,
had been abolished by order of Wil
liam J. Simmons, imperial wizard,
at Atlanta. It was said the organiza
tion does not permit members to deal
summary punishment to malefactors.
A dispatch from St. Louis said a
strong chapter of the Ku Klux Klan
lad recently been organized there. A
similar report was received from
Kansas City, and it was said the en
?ire state of Missouri would be organ
zed within the next faw weeks.
Mr. Simmons, in all his communi
.ations to local chapters of the klan,
las warned against acts of violence.
Je has pointed out that members may
mgage in collecting evidence against
aw-breakers and laying it before the
luthorities. It was also pointed out
;hat the necessity for the klan taking
;he law into its own hands no longer
In days following the civil war re
?ponsible white men of the south had
)een organized andN northern "car
jet baggers" and renegade negroes
?eld offices and the klan was forced
;o protect the .frhite people. But it is
jointed out, the white people ci the
;outh now have control of their local
mforcements is ample."
Over- One Hundre?''C?*es.
Records compiled by newspapers
show more than a hundred instances
lave been reported since April where
nasked men, claiming to be members'
jf the Ku Klux Klan have whipped
md tarred and feathered alleged mal
efactors. More than half of these
rases were in the state of Texas.
The latest instance was at Bir
mingham, Ala., Saturday night. A.
white man, a butcher, and a white
?voman with whom he was charged
with undue friendship, were taken
from their homes and whipped. No
arrests have been made.
Contrary to the general belief most
jf the victims of the klan have been
white people. In fact, but two negroes
have been attacked so far as the
records show. At Dallas, Texas, a ne
?ro bellboy'was flogged and the let
ters "K. K. K." branded on his fore
head after a white girl complained'
he had made advances. At Belton,
Texas, a negro held on complaint of
a white woman, was taken to the out
skirts of the town, tarred and feather
ed and made to walk the streets with:
a sign "Whipped by the .Ku Klux:
Klan." He obeyed the warning to>
leave town the next day.
The Texas legislature has before it.
a resolution calling for an investiga
tion of the klan in that state. It is
expected the authorities in other
states will investigate activities of7
McDaniel and^ daughter in our com
munity last week.
Miss Maude Smith visited relatives;
at Antioch Sunday.
Miss Ruth McClendon of Edgefield'
is spending a while here with rela
Mrs. Lola Hamilton of Flat Rock
spent the day Saturday with Mrs. 0
J. Holmes. She had with her, her two
little grandsons Carswell and James;
Reese of Augusta.
We are sorry to hear of Rev
Barnes' mother being sick while here.
While going from church last Sun
day Mr. Pickens Bailey's horse was
shocked by lightning. It fell in the
road and laid there a while. It seem- /
ed as though the lightning struck
right under it, "
Miss Myrtis McClendon is visiting
in the Grove section.
Our revival meeting will start the
third week in August. We hope tot
have a good meeting.