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EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
School Opening Monday,
Methodist Revival Closed
Engagement of Miss
The High school opened Monday
morning under very pleasing condi
tions, with a large enrollment
Supt. W. W. Fuller, County Supt
of Education was present, and made
a good talk.
Prof, Tatum, of Edgefield was in
troduced and all enjoyed hearing a
few remarks from him.
The Rev. David "Kellar and Rev.
W. S. Brooke both made practical
talks to the students.
Supt. W. C. Compton, outlined his
policy for the coming year, and as
ked for the same hearty cooperation
of last year.
He spoke of the high rating of
this school, which is second in the
state in units.
He also said that Edgef ield Coun
ty was the leading one of the state
in education, 984 10 ofits population
.Following is the corps of teach
ers: Supt. W. C. Compton, Principal;
Prof. Stanton Lott, Miss Antionette
Denny; Miss Edna Bailey; Miss Ow
dom; Miss Pruitt; Miss ZilLa Sawyer;
Miss Ella Jacobs; Mrs. L. C. Latimer;
Miss Covington; and Music-Miss
The revival services which were
in progress during the past week
at the Methodist church, closed on
Friday evening. Rev. Kellar, the pas
tor, was assisted by the Rev. Browne,
Mr. Brown is an earnest, conse
crated preacher, and eaich day he
brought good and helpful messages
to his hearers. There were sev
erals additions to the church, and
the entire membership was' strength
ened to better impulses and better
service for the Master.
The Ridgedale Academy, at Speig
ner's, in Saluda County requested
the churches of rhe Ridge Associa
tion to consider placing scholarships
here these being valued at $100 each.
This will be a beautiful act on the
part of the church, society or indi
The Academy is right in the heart
of the section of this county where
the true gospel is in great need.
Rev. Posey is director of the
school, and due credit should always
be given him, for realizing the need
of a religeous school and his efforts
toward securing^ a school building
and dormitory, t
Last year the Ridge Association
adopted the school.
Messrs. John Howard and Oscar
Black are at home from a ..week's
visit to relatives at Anderson and
On Friday afternoon, Mrs. J. A.
Lott entertained with a beautiful
party, and this was an occasion of
much njoyment and ended in a happy
The arriving guests were greeted
by Miss Hallie White and Mrs. Rob
ert Kenny, and after all had gather
ed score cards for the tables were
given, these being decorated with
cupids, and this, with, cupids and
hearts which gave forth an exciting
Partners were found, and when
seated, sandwiches and iced tea were
served, this being the first course
of a* progressive luncheon.. The
seoond course was of salads, the
third pink and white block cream,
and bride's cake, and the last was
an exciting surprise. Tiny pink bags
with pink? and white mints were giv
en out to each one and in the bag
was found a cat-and the secret was
out when the cat came out for on
the cat was, "White-Mitchel^Oct.
IS;" As these were read, Mendels
sohn's wedding march sounded, and
the dainty, blushing bride to be,
was given an arm full of pink roses,
and a tiny trunk, with many travel
ing tags on it, and when opened, 't
contained a lovely gift, to add to
Miss White was showered with
many good wishes but with it all
came a tinge of regret, for all this I ^
meant that soon another town would ?.y
claim one of v ;ton's best beloved
Mrs. Belle Jones Galloway died on
Friday last at the home of Miss Sue
Sloan, where she had been staying
for a year or more.
Mrs. Galloway had been sick only
a short while and her death came as
a surprise to her friends.
She was a good Christian woman
quiet and gentle in manner, and was
a member of the Baptist church.
The funeral services were con
ducted on Sunday morning at 10 o'
clock at Phillippi church, by Rev.
W. S. Brooke, and the lady was laid
to rest beside the grave of her hus
band, who died several years ago.
Mr", and Mrs. James H. White have,
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Hallie Honcly, to Mr.
Thomas Milton Mitchell, the mar
riage to take place Wednesday, Oct.
18. The wedding will be a church af
fair, and will take place at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon.
There is much cordial interest
centered in this marriage, not only "in
the home town but over the state.
The bride-to-be is a young woman
beautiful in person and character,
md is gifted and highly educated. 1
She has taught at Coker College, '>
ind other towns in the state. She is
rreatly beloved in her home town for I
1er sweetness and womanly graces, 1
md it is a matter of deep regret 1
hat her marriage will remove her to 1
mother town. ?
Mr. Mitchel is a prominent bus- 1
ness man of Leesville, an'l is in c
very way worthy of the woman of i
lis choice. t
Miss Eva Rushton will go to Mc
tae, Ga. next week and will teach in a
he school here. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright and fam- a
:y are now occupying the residence 1
f Mr. J. A. Lott, as Mr. and Mrs. b
'ender will now reside here for a
gh^e,,at their home... _ a
Mrs. J. W. Browne and children ti
ave returned from a Tfcvo weeks'
isit to relatives in N. C. . n
Dr*. N. C. Connerly is now able to p
ralk without his crutches, and get _j
ut of doors some, having been con- s|
ined to the house for nearly three
lonths, suffering from a railway "
Mr. and Mrs. Backman Boat- '
right, of Fla., have been guests of p
?latives here, during the summer,
ad are now at Saluda, visiting in
ie home of the ^tter's son, Mr. Gra
v Hazel. Mr. Boatwright has been
lite ill during the past week, and
still in a serious condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hart have
oved to Ridge Spring, Mr. Hart
iving accepted a position in a ga
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis are ?
:cupying -the dwelling recently va
ited by Mr. Hart, and the' family of
r. Eugene Thrailkill, is occupying
e one vacated by Ivlr. Lewis. Ci
Mr. Elliot Lewis has returned to *?
tiicago, where he will continue to ^?
udy music at one of the conserv- as
ories there. *h
Miss Bernice Black, of Atlanta, ?
visiting her cousin, Mrs. Alice Cox,
Prof. John Waters spent the past P1
?ek here in the home of his mother, as
r. G. G. Waters. ar
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Tarrant will a*
side in the residence of Mr. Jim u*
Iwards, after the departure of the or
;ter and his family for Louisville, W(
Mr. Leroy Wertzs, of Belton, is
liting in the home of his parents. ra<
Mrs. P. C. Stevens is at home from etl
month's stay in Florida with her ar
a, Mr. Willie Pearce Stevens. or
Master Thomas Weiderman, who
s been sick with fever, is now con- fr<
Mr. and Mrs Sumter Wright of pe
eenwood, spent the past week lik
re with relatives. he
Mrs. George Galphin of Ninety sw
c, was the guest of friends and rel- Ka
ves during the past week. th<
Mrs. Carrie Boatwright Cheek, of no
ffney, has been for a visit to
Mrs. J. L. Walker has returned
un Newberry, where she visited
Only OM "BROMO QUININE" Fo:
tret the grannie, call for foll name. LAXA- +,lr
E BROMO QUININE. Look for signature ol "u 1
V. GROVE. Cur? a Cold in One Day. Stop? I
zn and headache, and works off cold. 25c *
Miss Florence Mims Writes
En Route From Edgefield
From Atlanta to Oklahoma City,
and on to Tonkawa the country was?j
all so new to me that I could but keep
my eyes close on the landscape, jeal
ous of every obstructing freight car,
for fear of missing some bit of seen
ery that I might not see again
There were rows of familiar oaks yet
green, and cotton fields whitely de
fying the boll weevil, in fact notR
ing whose like I had never seen be
fore, even the lordly Mississippi
Here, however, as we crossed at
Memphis there was a surprise in
store, for instead of slowly ferrying
across with chugging motor boat at j>
the side, we rapidly rode across
with the good engine pulling over an
enormous bridge of steel that even
the "Father of Waters" does not at
tempt to flood but meekly flows
under, and I thought the country is
much too civilized for me. I prefer
the low long whistle of a boat ply
ing from shore to shore.
Sometimes I would like to ex
change the locomotive for a stage
:oach ann minus cinders, and close
air, jog behind four good steeds.
There are not enough people who
think as I do or else things might,
ie that way, and no doubt it is best ja
;hey do not. At any rate I should [j
ike to leave home on a stage coach'
ind return on a locomotive at the
ate of 60 miles an hour. The differ
mt rates of speed would exprss my]
eluctance to leave and my eagerness
I almost wish that dust would arise
.long the prairie roads from the gal-v
oping of herds of buffalos and the;
ir echo with the shout of Indians.:
'hey are both here in Oklahoma, the
uffalo and. the Indians, but likejj
ny vanishing animal or race, they4
re too. iew ^o-cnphold rtheir-2?'?d?S^
The farther north we rode the
lore decided the great stretches .-f
rairie-like land became on the one
ide with great fields of yellow corn
talks rustling in the continued wind
nd on-the other, whole meadows of
in flowers, growing so close togeth
}.* that } they seemed like a
?a of green crowned with waving
atches of yellow bloom.
So greatly does vegetation differ in
ie various parts of our great coun
ty that the flower commonly known
> "Snow on the Mountain" or "Dus
T Miller" fondly nourished in South
rn gardens, was growing in wild
rofusion along the roadways.
In the distance were oil wells,
ith the derricks rising far above the
round, proclaiming that beneath
owed oil that would later be lu
ricating the wheels of industry.
Every now and then an Indian
ime on the train and several were
1 be seen at various stations. I
oked at the .passengers as closely
i the scenery even, silently deciding
at the conductor from Oklahoma
tty on was part Indian, which he
obably wasn't at all. He wore a
nk carnation and a piece of fern
though he might have come from
i early wedding, for the train left
seven o'clock. A very few min
es after I mentally noted his dec
ation, he came down the aisle
?aring a yellow marigold. He prob
ly should have been a botanist,
it was somehow lured into the
)re lucrative job of collecting tick
i from such wanderers as I, who
e continually starting off on large
The wind blew all along the way
>m Oklahoma City to Tonkawa and
blowing now at a steady rate, a
rpet?al motion, making every tree
e a large electric fan. It is warm
re now, but in the winter the winds
eep down from Nebraska, and
;nsas prairies. I shall look upon
im as producers of energy and
t of cold.
pt. 1, 1921, Tonkawa, Oklahoma.
Mo implement on the farm can do
re work or do more kinds of work
i do it more economically than a
rdson Tractor. Give us an oppor
lity to prove this to you.
Yonce & Mooney.
Report of Smallest Cotton Crop
i In 33 Yep ~rs Boosts Price.
H Washington, Sept. 1.-Cotton
growing has just suffered the most
?isastrous/month in its history. The
indicated crop will be the smallest
iii the last 33 years, while condition
toow is the lowest ever recorded in
any month in the history of the in
Juistry. Ravages of the boll weevil
|j?e particularly the cause of this
??ver? decline of the crop, amounting
to a loss of 1,116,000 bales in pro
spective production since last
month's forecast. The department
^f agriculture in. announcing today
its forecast of a total produc
ion of 7,037,000 ?crivaient 500
pound bales based on a canvass made
$ugust 25th declared everything
itemed to have gone wrong with the
I An acre-field of 127 pounds to the
ifcre is indicated for the country as
* whole this year'. Never in the last
?6 years has the yield been so low
Che. nearest approach was 129 pounds
? 1866. Only 10 per cent of a crop
s promised in some counties of South
I Parts of Oklahoma will have not
Bore than 15 per cent of a crop.
Ibout one third of a crop or less will
ie produced in sections of Texas,
Rrath Carolina and Georgia. A half
i j crop or better may be produced in
Mississippi, northern Alabama, north
an Georgia and Northern South
karolina. States on nie northern
dge of the cotton belt may have
bout two thirds of a . crop.
In commenting on the conditions
lie department, in a statement, said:
"The damage has been the great
si in the area from central Okla
oma to north central Texas, the
i condition amounting to from 25
y?O points. D?clin?s of from 10 *o
jj: points are shown for Southern
guth Carolina, for Georgia, north
[.? ' Alabama,'the" defta' section' of 1
[ississippi and throughout the belt
est of the Misissippi river except
i the northern edge where some
ight improvement occurred.
"Conditions are especially bad not
Dove 15 per cent in southern Okla
>ma, and over a third of a crop
promised in the adjoining portion
? northern Texas. In southern and
intral South Carolina the promise
tr less than a third and in some
?untries not over ten per cent of a
op. The central belt of Georgia and
ost of east and south Texas promise
?out a third.
"Everything seems to have
?ne wrong with the crop. In South
irolina, in Georgia and Arkansas
id in some portions of other states
:cess rainfall and cool weather have
rabined to give a big weed which
e boll weevil in the flush of the
rly invasion has attacked vora
jusly, destroying all squares and
Us set during August and even
tacking the larger bolls.
"From 40 to 90 per cent of the
11s are affected in southern South
irolina and the proportions run,
ry high in other states. Westward
Dm Georgia through Alabama,
ississippi and Louisiana to Texas
d Oklahoma the weevil has multi
ed far beyond the usual expe
mce. In Oklahoma not withstand
? heat and drought it is worse
in ever experienced. In Texas it
the chief cause of deterioration.
"The mild winter is held respon
le for sparing an unusual num
r of weevils as well as other in
te, which have multiplied beyond
asure and are devastating the new
>wth in practically all the area of
present range. The army worm is
?sent in large nw.. 1 TS through
; most of Arkansas, Tennesee and
-th Mississippi, but the defolia
n of the heavy growth is not look
upon as an unmixed evil. Boll
rms and the usual pests are pres
; in greater numbers than usual,
; their damage is small compared
h the weevil. In North Carolina
I Virginia the long drought has
n almost as destruction as weevil
'The northern edges of the belt,
m Virginia and North. Carolina
ough Tennessee, northern ?rkan
and Northern Oklahoma promise
ut two thirds of a crop. Missis
>i and the northern portions of
Alabama, Georgia and South Caro
lina still forecasts better than h?lf
Condition of States
The condition of the crop on Au
gust 25 and the forecast of produc
tion based on the condition by states,
Virginia: Condition 63 and pro
duction 11,000 bales.
North Carolina: 63 and 523,000.
South Carolina: 50 and 744,000.
Georgia:'21 and 872,000.
Florida: 59 and 16,000.
Alabama; 53 and 472,000.
Mississippi: 57 and 679,000.
Louisiana: 45 and 244,000.
Texas: 42 and 1,938,000.
Arkansas: 63 and 729,000.
Tennesse: 74 and 235,000.
Missouri: 78 and 50,000.
Oklahoma 48 and 474,000.
California: 83 and 75,000.
Arizona: 85 and 47,000.
All other states: 85 and-.
Lower .California's production
forecast is 34,000 bales which in
cluded California figures but was
excluded from the United States to<
Weevil Dispersion Has Begun.
?Clemson College, August 30. The
t>o21 weevil, so long as there is food
available in the cotton field, does
irery little migrating during the
spring and summer; but beginning
ibout the middle of August, the pest
s seized by the migration instinct
ind begins a period of dispersion
vhich continues until stopped by the
"irst killing frost. This, says Prof.A.
p. Conradi, Etomologist, explains to
armers why they have been observ
ng a greater number in their fields
luring the last week or te?i days than
,t any previous time.
The weevil is now over the entire
tate, specimens having teen sent in
>y farin ?rs from the extreme upper
lortion. oljhe. Piedmont. .3.jqtion. Al
hough the weevils are more numer
us than we expected, because of
lild winter, every farmer should
ut forth his best efforts to destroy
he weevil's winter home. This de
duction consists in cleaning up ter
aces, ditch banks, fence rows, the
dges of woods,neglected orchards,
nd other places where the weevil
lay find proper shelter.
Cover crops offer one of the best
reapons in a weevil fight, because
esides their agricultural value in
reventing washing and leaching,
nd in adding vegetable matter they
?rve as a powerful cleansing crop
hich destroys the weevils' winter
uarters most effectively.
Ed ge fie ld County Should be
Hon. Carl Williams of ?klaho
a City, President of the American
otton growers exchange, will ad
ress a meeting of Farmers in Colum
a at Craven Hall on Friday morn
g, Sept. 9 at ll o'clock. The pur
)se of the meeting is to discuss co
jerative marketing of cotton, and
;her matters of vital importance
i farmers. I want to urge atten
ince at this meeting. Mr. Williams
coming a long way to'bring you
message and I believe all who at
nd the meeting in Columbia will
i well repaid, for the trip to hear
Hon. R. C. Hamer, President of
e South Carolina Division of the
nerican Cotton Association ear
stly urges all progressive men who
/e the South, and who are fight
Z to get a fair price for cotton, to
tend this meeting.
B. R. Tillman.
One of the poets said, "A fellow'
sling makes us wondrous kind.'
en the Presbyterians and Baptists
Edgefield, the two shepherdless
oks, should feel "wondrously
id" toward each other.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pobson and
'. L. H. Hankinson passed through
gefield Thursday en route from
i mountains to their home in Beech
As cotton harvesting will be
mplqted early this fall farmers
uld begin to plant for winter cov
Mr. McCreless Write* From
In the far away West, but still in.
God's country, where the milk tastes
good but the honey doesn't flow only
The general health in this section,
in which I live is good.
Our crops this year are .not as
good as we have had for the last
two y(!ars on account of a .drouth,
and an unusual period of extremely
hot weather, but the drouth has bien
broken this evening (September the
?first) with rain in abundance which
is calculated to do good, as we gen
erally "nave late frost, i and we have
no weevils to contend with at all..
.Now on account of the near rel
atives, many friends and acquaint
ances of J. M. (Melvin) Dora's fam
ily record, which I gathered at his
family reunion,-August 29, it being:
his golden wedding occasion. Fifty
years of married life passed by him
and his noble wife. God gave therm
13 children, ll being Jiving at pres
ent and attended the reunion. All
of them are married an ?. thir wives
and husbands are all living and were
all present at the reunion.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorn have 57 grand
children, 54 living and 51 being pres
mt at the gathering. They ? have S
rreat-grand children, 2 of whom
Four o'clock dinner was spread
vith a bountiful supply of good
nings to eat with a fine barbecued
>eef in the lead.
Now, Mr. Editor, I want to thank
rou publicly for your thoughtfulnees
if me in sending me your paper,
irhi?h is the dearest old paper on
arth to me and good enough for the
est to read.
.E. M. McCreless
News From Trenton. _.
-Tr?htorf; Sept.~8^=Mr?r. Ar S. M2~~
?r and Garland Coleman gave a par
y for the young folk Friday evening:
t Mrs. Miller's in honor of Lane
[artley of Batesburg. Rook was play
d after which refreshments were
The ladies auxiliary met with Mrs.
7. B. Posey Monday afternoon. At
ie beginning of the social hour re
:eshments were served.
The ladies Missionary society met
riday afternoon with Mrs. A. B*
[iller. At the conclusion of the buB
iess and study hour refreshments
ere served. *
Wyatt Moss of Texas has a vis
or here. ..
Mrs. Fields of Albany Georgisi,
id Mrs. E. D. Woorley of Erwin,
enn., have'gone to Tignal, Ga. af
ir visiting Misses May and Carrie
arrison. Miss Mattie Harriosn ac
Mrs. A. J. Day surprised her
other, Mrs. Lila Roper, with a love
Thursday evening. It was Mrs.
Miss Mary Tillman and Miss Ruth,
shmor? of Greenwood are visiting:
rs. S. S. Tillman.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Harrison have
turned from their wedding trip..
Miss Ida Ryan is the guest of Mr..
id Mrs. E. L. Ryan.
Mrs. T. M. Jordan of Winnsboro
id Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Jordan and,
ildren of Columbia spent last,
?ek-end with Mr. and Mrs.. A. B..
Miss Dollie Bettis is visiting Mrs.
lison Marshall of Oregon, who is
th her mother, Mrs. Flythy in Au
Mr and Mrs. J. M. Long and fam
left Wednesday for Crescent City,
a. They will spend the winter in
?ir Florida home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Manget have
iurned from a three weeks' trip*
Notice is hereby given that a.
eting of the Dix e Highway Hotel
mpany will be held in the court
ise Friday afternoon, Oct 7, at
ir o'clock. As business of impor
te will come up for considera
rt, a full attendance of the stock
ders is urged.
J. G. Sheppard,