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Wednesday, October 26.
The Ku Klux Klan is dying hard
but it must die.
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A mighty good motto for the pres
ent is : "Make it before you spend it."
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For some time Edgefield has been
mighty dusty and dry, except on Sat
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If garments are cut according to
the cloth, they will be mighty skimpy
for some time.
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About the only good we see in
these big football contests is the di
version they afford, enabling a fel
low to take his mind off his troubles
for a season.
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Start a five-dollar bill on a debt
paying mission and see how many ac
counts it will pay. Keep every dollar
in circulation possible. This is no time
for idle money.
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There can be no reaping next sum
mer without sowing this fall. There
fore, it behooves every farmer to in
crease his wheat and oats acreage to
the largest possible extent.
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It seems now that the company
which insured the big Clemson-Carc
. lina football contest against rain at
the fair grounds to-morrow will have
to issue a check for $5,000.
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The eagle eye of Hon. Tom Wat
son has discovered that the actual
per capita circulation is only $25,
instead of $50, as officially stated.
We rather think it is nearer 25 cents
than $25 in this neck of the woods.
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That for which we should all give
thanks is the continued very large en
rollment of our colleges. A great
need of South Carolina is an educat
ed citizenship and a large college at
tendance is a good long step in that
Strang Must Help the Weak.
During the years of plenty through
which we have just passed, some per
sons were so fortunate as to gather
about them a considerable portion of
this world's goods, while others who
were not endowed with a talent for
money making were less fortunate.
Now, during the lean years that i
shall follow, it behooves the financial- '
ly strong to help the weak. God will
not continue to prosper the man who
draws his garments about him and
says, "I have laid by in store for this
evil day, now let the improvident
man take care of himself." This
scripture should be a warning to
such a spirit: "Let him that thinketh
he standeth take heed lest he fall."
What worldly goods one may have
accumulated were not created by him
and he is only the steward of the
"giver of every good gift."
This country, this State, and par
ticularly this county, is face to face
with a situation such as was never
before experienced by this genera
tion, and unless the strong help the
weak, there will be actual suffering.
Cod has promised to take care of
His own, but His promises are ful
filled through unselfish, public spir
ited men and women. Will you not re
solve here and now to do your part?
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Edjpeneld County Progressing 3ack
However paradoxical the title of
this editorial may sound, yet it is
true that, instead of moving f orward
and keeping abreast of other coun
ties, Edgefield county is lagging in
This county has in the past fur
nished many leaders in the public
life of the State and nation. But how
many men who tower above their
fellows., as State and national figures,
come from Edgefield county today?
Furthermore, how many are in the
pi oe ess of making to tak etheir places
es leaders in the next generation?
Should not this loss of prestige, pow
er and leadership as a county cause
our people some concern?
Not only ?3 Edgefield losing the
ligh place it has filled in public life
out Edgefield is lagging in the pro
cession from a material and business
.tandpoint. The county is distinctly
ind distinctively an agricultural cour.
;y and every effort possible should be
put forth to advance and develop the
agricultural interests of the county.
Agriculture is the parent or basic
industry of the county. Upon it the
success and progress of all others de
pend. If we would rear men strong)
and great who can take their places
along with leaders from other coun
ties and States, we must have money
to support our schools, our churches
and to give our homes a mor ) cultur
al environment. These are the things
that make great men but they can
not be had without money. In Edge
field county this money can come only
from the soil. Therefore, it behooves
us to first encourage and develop our
agricultural interests, which is not
Once we had a county fair and it
was abandoned. We had a home dem
onstration agent as a stimulative and
educational factor in the county and
she, through lack of support and co
operation, gave up the work. We had
as capable county demonstration
agent as there was to be found in the
State and his support was withdrawn,
being employed by an adjoining
county whose people had a greater
vision than have ours,' or a large por
tion of ours. A dozen or more coun
ties, in spite of the prevailing depres
sion, are having county fairs. Near
ly every other county in the State
has a farm demonstration agent,
some of them two. In half a dozen
counties a demonstration agent is
working solely for and among the
colored farmers, in addition to the
I work among the white farmers. If
?these things do not show that our old
county is progressing backward, lag
iging in the procession-dropped even
I behind McCormick, her daughter
then what more is needed to prove
Samuel Williams was acquitted
last week of the charge of murder
but was found guilty of carrying a
concealed weapon. He was represent
ed by Mr. S. McG. Simkins and Mr.
C. T. Burnett. The State was repre
sented by the solicitor.
We reported last week that Died
Gray who was charged with obtain
ing goods under false pretense was
convicted, but it should have been
stated that he pleaded guilty. The
sentence was four months on the
The court of Common Pleas con
vened Monday monrmg and the first
case called for trial was the suit of
Mr. J. G. Alford against Mr. W. P
Yonce, involving damage to an auto
mobile which was left at Mr. Yonce's
garage for repairs and which was
used after business hours by some of
Mr. Yonce's employees and damaged.
Later Mr. Yonce had the car repair
ed but Mr. Alford declined to accept
it. This was the second trial of the
case. Mr. Alford won in the first trial
and Mr. Yonce appealed to the su
preme court, being granted a new
trial. Mr. Alford was awarded a ver
dict yesterday of $150 over and above
the counter claim filed by Mr. Yonce.
Mr. Alford was represented by Mr. S.
McG. Simkins and Mr. S. M. Smith
and Mr. Yonce was represented by J]
Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond.
The court is engaged to-day with | <
the suit of Mr. W. H. Jackson against
the county of Edgefield. When the
Dixie Highway was surveyed through
the property of Mr. Jackson, just be
yond the northern boundary of the
town of Edgefield, the question of
the value of the right of way for the
road came up. The county board of
commissioners awarded Mr. Jackson
$300 for the right of way, which he
alleges was not its true value. The
suit was brought by Mr. Jackson
against the county to recover the
value of the property taken by the
county in constructing the road
through his land. The plaintiff is rep
resented by Mr. S. McG. Simkins and
Mr. S .M. Smith and the county by
its attorney, Mr. T. B. Greneker.
The court of common pleas will
continue into next week, next week's
jury being published in this issue.
The case of Mrs. Jane White against
Walter D. Hines, director general of
railroads, is set for next Monday.
We will re-cover your Ford top, in
cluding back curtain for S 12.00 Let
us do this for your before the bad
YONCE & MOONEY.
Just received two carloads cars.
Come and get yours before they are
all gone, and believe me, they are go
ing on our easy payment plan-one
third down, balance on easy terms.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Ride while you pay.-Ford. Y. & M.
Miss Florence Mims Writes <
Strictly and truthfully speakiri
?vhich is more than I and the rest
;he American people always do, 0
lahoma is not the west, but a part
that great stretth of America that
neither East nor West, which is mi
die, but not mediocre country.
One might think that since t
people from the Souch, North, Ea?
and West, have their distinct chara
ceristics, that people from the Gre
Central States would be distinct
different from the rest, yet parta
ing in a degree of the other diff?re:
Yet this is not true, for the Oki
homan, to my certain belief, is
typical Westerner, and almost all tl
states west of the Mississippi a:
western in type.
The East is only that little str
which extends from Maine on tl
north to Florida on the south and tl
near states that border on those c
the shores of the Atlantic.
In the South at this time of tl
year one sees, as I recall, red os
leaves, and yellow and gold ones, an
goldenrod. It would be a perfect jc
to me to see again huge red and o:
ange leaves, that crisply crackle ui
der foot and fall to the ground on!
after they have tossed about som
time through the gusty air.
Such is "October's bright bin
weather" in the South. I saw one oa
tree the other day and almost jum]
ed from the car, wanting to greet
like an old friend. It was as though
had seen some one whom I had ca?
nally met from my home county
whom I did not know intimately, br
on seeing him so far away fro]
home, I felt that I had met an ol
friend with whom I had shared man
a heart secret.
Fine old trees are really to De ver
crated and respected even as ag
should be in human life. But I ha
to pass the only oak I had seen for
long time, and satisfy myself wit
maples, which are numerous alon
the roadside, bordering the grea
stretches of wheat covered, treeles
Along the edges of many of th
fields are small, closely planted tree
called "wind brakes." In the sprin
the winds come tearing over th
country, sweeping the farm produc
with them "across the fields and fa
away." These "wind brakes" serv
as a protection.
More interesting still are th
storm pits located back of some o
the houses, which serve as shelter
from storms and cyclones. Person
ally I think I should be more afraii
of the unseen storm raging withou
if I were under ground, than I wouli
be of the storm could I view it fron
the protection of a window. My im
agination would lead me to thinl
that the goodly homes around wen
laid waste just because I could no
see all the havoc that the storm wa:
Toward evening, there is a haz<
over the fields of corn, and the sur
sets with no less glory, because ii
sesms to pour its molten self dowr
into the corn rows instead of drop
ping precipitably behind some splen
did wooded crag.
There is a strange illusion here,
tvhich is either caused by the dry,
:lear atmosphere, or else is'caused
sy the smoothness of the plains
ivhich enables one to see objects
dearly at unbelievable distances. At
jvening when the sky is red one
>eems to be riding directly into the
;unset. It looks as though the sun
night be in danger of being hit by
;he joy riders.
At night the lights of a city seven
>r eight miles away can be distinctly
leen across the plains. In other words
>ne could stand on the outskirts of
Sdgefield and see Johnston, were
hose two towns in Oklahoma. But
he red old hills of Edgefield are a
I was' told that there was a lake
tear Tonkawa and I immediately had
'isions of cool, blue stretches of wa
er over which floated canoes. How
ver, as I passed the spot near the
oadside, it looked as though a hose
lad been allowed to run there for
bout five minutes. That, they said,
/as a lake. I was aghast.
The hunters come around these
ong narrow branches that cover a
ew square yards to hunt the wild
lucks that gather here like thirsty
amels around a desert oasis.
So far from the ocean, water has
strange value, and so far from
Teat forests, a tree is a fortune.
If along the horizon, one sees a line
f trees, he may know that it borders
ne of the few rivers that flow
round here. The trees are not sweet
melling pines ,but the maples that
pring up over night, growing into
n immature maturity, as has the
?.hole of the west. The age of a home
tead or town in the South can al
lost be judged by the magnolias that
The price T
on October 25
1st. Pur N<
We want t(
ciate the patr
we consider T>
Now that t]
our time to g
of goods for t
We will ha
other items ii
ends and it w
s?em to me now above the value of
rubies, and the great spreading oaks
that are not to be matched by any
thing the West has to offer east of
the Red Woods.
Oct. 19, 1921.
State Insurance Commissioner
The following from The State of
Saturday will be of interest to the
friends in Abbeville of J. R. Blake,
manager of the concern, as well as
to the clients of the company he rep
"The Abbeville-Greenwood Mu
tual Fire Insurance Association has
reported to Insurance Commissioner
McMahon that it has already collect
ed from its annual assessment upon
its members sufficient funds, to pay
all indebtedness to date and provide
a surplus to cover expenses and loss
es for several months to come. There
is still a considerable sum to be col
lected and consequently the company
is in fine shape, Mr. McMahon said
I feel that a public announcement
om this situation is desirable because
there had been some criticism of this
county mutual for its inability to
pay promptly its fire losses the past
summer," Mr. McMahon said. "The
company had been in the habit of
borrowing all that was needed to
meet fire losses through the spring j
and making assessment in the fall to
pay all obligations and furnish a fund
to run on for only a part of the fol
lowing year, depending upon new)
borrowings each spring. The abnor
mal financial situation the past year I
prevented its obtaining the usual
loans and its farmer members were
in no condition to respond to an as
sessment in the summertime and wise
ly none was made. Consequently it|
was forced to ask claimants to ac
cept 90 day notes and to await cash
payments until the fall," the commis
"Any impairment of faith in a lo
cal farmers' mutual organization
would be very hurtful to the develop
ment of that multiform co-operation
which is being preached and in many !
countries and states practiced as the j
salvation of farmers in modern con
ditions. I am exceedingly glad, there
fore, that this farmers' mutual has
successfully pulled through the most
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binning of our drawing
, at 4 P. M., and the \
3ck Piece, went to Mrs.
s' Cloak, went to Mrs
.e, went to Miss Marie .
) assure our customers
onage given us during 1
ras a success during the
he sale is over we will
iving our customers tin
he lowest price that th
look for the quality am
.ve several bargain bini
i which we are closing
ill pay you to look at t
? Corner S
critical period in its history.
"The law of this state makes a
farmers' mutual fire association ab
solutely sound in that the insured
property is by statute subjected to a
lien in the nature of a mortgage to
secure the payment of a pro rata as
sessment that may be called for by
the association. There can hardly be
any better security than this," the
commissioner said.-Abbeville Press
Boys' Conference in Columbia.
The third annual Older Boys' Con
ference of South Carolina will be
held in Columbia, December 2nd, 3rd,
and 4th. The Columbia people are al
ready preparing to entertain two
hundred and seventy-five boys from
over the State. Not only will boys be
in vited from organized associations,
but each high school in the state will
be asked to send from four to six,
boys to attend this conference.
A very strong program is being set
up, and any association or high school
of the state that does not have repre
sentatives at this conference will be
the loser. In addition to the number
of boys who will themselves partici
pate in the program, a strong group
of speakers has been secured, among
them, C. C. Robinson, of New York,
International Secretary of Boys'
Work, who is considered one of the
strongest speakers in the country,
having spoken not only in every state
in the union, but has also visited
many of the associations in the for
eign fields; D. C. V. Aiken, of Co
lumbia, who is connected with the
State Board of Health, has a mes
sage that every high school boy in the
state ought to hear; J. E. Johnson,
Student Secretary of the State Com
mittee of South Carolina, who has
just returned from a trip to Europe
has a message of importance to the
boy? of our state. W. L. Chandler,
of New York, one of the Internation
al Secretaries for Religious Work,
will conduct the devotional periods
throughout the conference. Mr.
Chandler was located for a number
of years in Atlanta as the Southern
International Boys' Work Secretary.
The boys from over the state will
be entertained in the homes of the
good people of Columbia. The Cham
ber of Commerce will furnish a ban
quet on Friday evening, the 2nd, free
to the boys. This banquet will be
served by the Mothers' Club of the
Information will be sent at an early
; contest closed
D. B. McClen
5. John Lewis
that we appre
Jie sale, which
6 same quality
e goods can be
i not the price
5 in shoes and
ont odds and
date to all of the associations and
high schools in the state. Any one de
siring any information regarding this
conference should write to B. A.
Schnell, 205 Association Building,
Columbia, S. C., who has the pro
gram in hand.
I will re-cover your Ford top, back
curtain included and bows painted
for $10.50. Better have this done
before bad weather.
G. V. CROUCH.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
.COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Winnaird, Esquire," Pro
Wheras, Felicia W. Moss of above
county and state made suit to me to
grant her Letters of Administration
of the Estate of and effects of J. R.
Moss, late of said county and state.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said J. R.
Moss, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on November 10th, 1921,
next after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Administration should not be grant
Given under my hand, this 25 day
of October, Anno Domini, 1921.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
P. J., E. C., S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Pursuant to an order of the Judge
of Probate for said county and state,
I will sell for cash at the store house
of R. E. Cheatham, late of said coun
ty and state in the county of Edge
field, at Eleven o'clock a. m., Novem
ber 4th, 1921, the following goods
and chattels belonging to the estate
of said R. E. Cheatham; to wit:
Two mules, 3 head of cattle, 2
hogs, 1 Ford truck, 1 Ford automo
bile, 1 wagon, farm implements,. 5
bales cotton, cotton seed, corn, peas,
fodder, 1 shot gun, one-half interest
in stalk cutter, and sundries.
Mrs. MAE WEST CHEATHAM.
Admx. Estate R. E. Cheatham, de
October 18, 1921.