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Wednesday, November 9.
An Opportunity for Brainy Law
. There is apparently a glaring de
fect in South Carolina's court sys
tem. In fact, it is admitted by some
able lawyers that there is need for a
readjustment or revision of the rules
or law governing our court pro
To be more definite, we refer to
the defeating of justice and the bane
ful effect of the long drawn out ap
peals to the supreme court. A con
spicuous example of thwarted justice,
hut only one of many, is that of the
three red-handed murderers of Co
lumbia who were recently tried and
sentenced to die in the electric chair
for their crime but have escaped thus
far a murderer's fate through the av
enue of appeal which stands open
to all convicted persons who can en
gage counsel. This is not the only in
stance. In some cases one appeal af
ter another is taken, even after two
convictions by a jury, thus evading
practically undefimitely the serving
of a sentence. Indeed, under the pres
ent court practices in South Caro
lina a man may take the life of a fel
low man and be granted one appeal
after another until called hence
through death by natural cause, and
never suffer the fate of a murderer.
Such a condition should not exist.
How can the would-oe lyncher be
urged any more in South Carolina to
stay his unlawful hand on the ground
that speedy justice will be meted out,
if the law be allowed to take its
course? The "course of the law," un
fortunately, in South Carolina is in
too many cases anything else hut
Why should it not be possible to
change the constitution, or laws, or
rules governing count procedure,
relative to appeals in homicide cases
so as to group them in a special class
from the state at large, thus making
it possible to consider them all in a
comparatively short time, instead of
having the highest tribunal reach
them by the long drawn out process
of circuit by circuit? This would be a
sort of S. O. S.-"stop other ser
vice"-call issued to the supreme
court for the benefit of society. With
criminal and civil matters segregated
in the lower courts, why would it not
likewise be possible to segregate
them in the higher court? Certainly
decisions in cases of homicide which
not infrequently affect society so vi
tally are of greater importance than
those involving the ownership of a
gray mule or whether or not a rail
road should pay for a scrub cow kill
ed on the track, or some other trivial
case which must be decided now in its
order. We are neither a lawyer nor
the son of a lawyer hut we are con
vinced that there are enough brains
and legal intelligence in South Caro
lina to improve the old system now
An opportunity is presented to
some brainy lawyer who will make a
close study of the present court pro
cedure in South Carolina and have
enacted such remedial legislation as
is needed to improve the situation.
Even if constitutional amendment be
necessary, let's have the amendment.
Flower ?Show Great Success.
The flower show and the communi
ty fair which was held in the Court
House Friday under the auspices of
the Civic League was a pronounced
success. It was largely attended and
the exhibits were numerous, and high
ly creditable. In addition to roses,
chrysanthemums and other flowers,
canned fruit, jelly, preserves, pickle
and fancy needle work were exhib
ited. Indeed, there was such a splen
did assortment in every department
that the judges experienced great
difficulty in awarding the prizes. The
large ferns and palms that were
banked over against the white wall
of the Court House made a beauti
ful and striking contrast for the nu
merous and many colored flowers ar
ranged in vases near by. From the
small admission fee and the proceeds
of the sale of dinner, the sum of
$105, net, was realized for the cem
etery fund of the Civic League. The
ladies were so much encouraged I
the success of the floral fair that
will probably be projected upon
larger scale next year. The follo\
lng is a list of the prize winners:
For the best embroidered pillo
cases-1.00, given by Mr. J. L. A<
dison, won by Mrs. C. H. Key.
Card table cover-1 pound of te
given by Moore Bro., won by Mr
Table cloth-pair towels, given b
I. Mukashy, won by Mrs. J. G. Ho
Handkerchief-1 gallon auto oi
given by Lyon Bros.', won by Mr
Wallace Turner, Johnston, S. C.
Baby cap-box Mary Garden pov
der given by Collett Drug Co., wo
by Miss Justine Cantelou.
Baby dress-pair scissors, give
by Stewart & Kernaghan, won b
Mrs. L. S. Kernaghan.
Centerpiece-five quarts auto o
given by Hamilton Auto Co., won b
Miss Ethel DeLoach.
Tatting piece-flash light, given b
W. L. Dunovant, won by Mrs. E. ?
Crochet centerpiece in colors-on
towel, -given by The Quality Shoi
won by Miss Ethel DeLoach.
Crochet centerpiece--can auto pol
isn given by G. W. Adams, won b
Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Best piece of handwork by chi!
not over 14 years- $1.00 given b;
Mrs. J. G. Holland, won by Mis
Drawn work-collar and cuff se
given by Smith-Marsh Co., won b;
Mrs. Zafar? Pliakonis.
j Best pound cake-five pounds o
sugar given by W. W. Adams, won b;
Mrs. L. S. Kernaghan.
Best Bread-one pound coffee, giv
j en by R. H. Parks, won by Mrs. L. S
Best varietyof pickles, canned veg
etables, preserves-$1.50 given bj
M. A. Taylor, won by Mrs. L. S. Ker
Best blackberry jelly-25 cent;
won by Mrs. J. W. Thurmond;
Best grape jelly-25 c^nts won bj
Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Best apple jelly-25 cent won bj
Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Best sour pickle-25 cents won bj
Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Best, cucumber pickle-25 cents;
won by Mrs. A. S. Tompkins.
Best pear pickle-25 cents, won bj
Mrs. Arthur Wells.
For the best exhibit of chrysanthe
mums, each a different variety-$2
given by A. S. Tompkins, won bj
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Second best in this collection-one
bottle toilet water given by Mitchell
& Cantelou, won by Mrs. A. S. Tomp
Finest collection white chrysanthe
mums-$2.00 given by J. S. Byrd,
won by Mrs. A. S. Tompkins.
Second best-sack of flour given
by Edgefield Fruit Co., won by Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn.
Best collection- of pink chrysan
themums-sewing chair given by B.
B. Jones, won by Mrs. A. S. Tomp
.Second best-one umbrella given
by Dorn & Mims, won by Miss So
Best collection of yellow chrysan
themums-one auto inner tube giv
en by Yonce & Mooney, won by Mrs.
A. S. Tompkins.
Second best-half dozen cups and
saucers, given by Quarles & Timmer
man, won by Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Best single white chrysanthemum
-sack of flour given by M. C. Par
ker, won by Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Second best-ham, given Reel
Bros., won by Mrs. Tucker.
Best single pink chrysanthemum
-sack of flour given by J. D. Kemp
& Co, won by Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Second best-ham, given by Jack
son Market, won by Mrs. A. S. Tomp
Best single yellow chrysanthemum
-25 pounds sugar, given by Edge
field Mere. Co., won by Mrs. A. S.
Second best-pair silk hose, given
by The Corner Store, won by Msr.
W. B. Cogburn.
Best single Japanese chrysanthe
mum-$1.00 given by H. A. Smith,
won by Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Second best-pound coffee given
by L. T. May, won by Miss Ethel De
Finest two chrysanthemums on one
stem-bed spread given by J. Ruben
setin, won by Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Second best-50 cents given by
Dunovant & Co., won by Miss Ethel
Finest collection of dahlias-piece
of china, won by Mrs. A. S. Tompkins
Best collection of roses-$1.00
given by A. H. Corley, won by Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn.
Finest Boston fern-pair bath
towels, given by A. Daitch, won by
Mrs. R. C. Padgett
.Second best Boston fern-box of
handkerchiefs, given by The Hub,
won by Mrs. R. A. Marsh.
Finest ostrich plume fern- piece
of china, given by W. E. Lynch, won
by Mrs. R. C. Padgett.
Second best ostrich plume fern
pound coffee given by C. M. Thomas,
won by Mrs. J. C. Sheppard.
Finest Asparagus Plumosa fern
one shirt waist given by TheEcono
my Store, won by Mrs. R. L. Duno
Finest maiden hair fern-pair
silk hose, given by Reynolds & Pad
gett, won by Mrs. J. B. Kennerly.
Free Bulletins for Farm
Nor should we overlook our oppor
tunities for getting a wealth of use
ful literature of a practical sort
"without money and without price."
The United States Department of
Agriculture, for example has issued
over 1,200 "Farmers' Bulletins" cov
ering many subjects of importance
net only to farmers, but to farmers'
wives. Here for example is a small
list of these bulletins that I think will
be of interest to you and other South
ern farm women. If you wish any of
them, just send a postal card request
ing as many as you want-but not
exceeding ten-to your United States
Senator or Representative in . Con
gress or to the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D.
C. Here is the list:
142-Nutrition and Nutritive Value
256-Preparation of Vegetables for
375-Care of Food in the Home.
391-Economical Use of Meat in the
450-Some Facts About Malaria.
474-Use of Paint on the Farm.
528-?Hints to Poultry Raisers.
574-Poultry House Construction.
717-Food for Young Children.
755-'Common Birds of Southeastern
771-Homemade Fireless Cookers
and their Use.
808-How to Select Foods.
817-JIow to Select Foods: II -Cereal
876-Making Butter on the Farm..
896-Eats and Mice.
927-Farm Home Conveniences.
934-Home Gardening in the South.
9-11-Water Systems for Farm
1001-Growing Fruits for Home
1040-An Illustrated Poultry Prim
1067-'Feeding Hens for .Egg Pro
1087-Beautifying the Farmstead.
1112-Culling for Eggs and Market.
1114-Common Poultry Diseases.
1136-Baking in the Home.
1171-Growing Annual Flowering
1186-Pork on the Farm: Killing,
Curing and Canning.
1207-Milk and its Uses in the Home
1219-Floors and Their Coverings.
When you send for such of the
bulletins as you want, I suggest that
you also ask at the same time for a
complete list of Farmers' Bulletins.
Then you and your husband and chil
dren can order others from time to
time as you need them.-Progressive
News From Colliers.
There was a Hallowe'en party at
Colliers school house Friday night,
October 21, by the school. The school
room was beautifully decorated with
autumn leaves, corn stalks and
Jack-a-lanterns in the windows. There
were five witches, Misses Maude and
Sue Harling, Mary Carroll, Ellie
Dorn, Julia Miller and they were
dressed in witches' costumes. There
were two ghosts, Misses Fannie Wells
and Lucia Miller;, they wo. i long
white robes. There were four In
dians, Misses Alberta Talbert, Mayme
Mathis, Lenora Carr and Mr. Martin
McKie. They wore Indian costumes;
one colored girl, Miss Sarah Ham
mond. Two clowns, Messrs Joe Mil
ler and Ed Wells, with their funny
suits and high hats were very active.
There was also one screech owl, Mr.
Roy Harling and one scare crow, Mr.
Leroy Hammond, they were the fun
of the evening. One gypsy fortune
teller who was Mrs. J. N. Crafton,
Jr. There were two sisters of charity,
Misses Lena Wells and Lois Pardue.
Also a number of fairies, who sang
very sweetly. Visitors gathered at an
early hour and the fun began by in
troducing the ghosts, witches, etc.,
using mock names. Then came the
fortune seeking, hunting for a hid
den ring, button and dime. Then
games were played by the masked
party. Supper was served by the la
dies of the community, which consist
ed of sandwiches, chocolate and
whipped cream. After supper there
was fun pinning on the cat's tail and
looking at the monkey. Then came
the cake cutting and cake walk. Miss
Marie Prescott, Mr. George Miller,
. ". " " --? - : .??~.'yr.^ i vK WS&3? ls
the purchase of :
ing to make gift
just received ? s
in a position to f
both silks and co
lines of stamped
all items of this
lately, and it wil
If we haven't wi
in a short time f
you see it listed
can see when th(
Let us save ye
by selling you tl
in both single
shapes. We ha\
is a guaranteed
Don t Fail to
when in need of
price to us now.
Mrs. L. M. Carr and Mr. Lewis Ham
mond received the cake for being the
most graceful walkers. The proceeds
from the supper was $25.00 which
will be used for the benefit of the
school. The party was a success, and
all present enjoyed themselves.
Miss Ellie Mathis left Saturday to
teach in York County.
We are having night services at
our Sunday school house this week,
Mri Barnes conducting the services.
Mr. Ed Wells will conduct the
prayer meeting Wednesday night.
Miss Lucia Miller spent last week
end with her cousin, Miss Dorothy
Mae Prescott in the Red Hill section.
Miss Effie Adams spent last week
at Clark's Hill with her brother.
Our school organized a literary so
ciety Friday. Our first meeting will
be Friday afternoon at the school
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree) of Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. Cv in case of I. K. Heywood, Plain
tiff)''. Against J. D. Garren, et al, De
.ir M '
I shall offer for sale at public out
cry .to the highest bidder before the
Court, House at Edgefield, S. C., on
Salesday in December next, being 5th
day thereof, between the legal hours
of sale, the following realty:
All and singular that tract of land
situate in Edgefield County, S. C.,
containing.232% acres, more or less,
and bounded North by lands of Mrs.
L. H. Nicholson; East by lands of j
Mrs. H. N. Greneker; South by Ab
beville public road and West by lands
of Turner (formerly Wallace Hol
TERMS OF SALE: Costs, and one
third of the purchase money in cash,
balance in two equal annual install
ments; interest payable semi-annual
ly, or all cash at purchaser's option;
the credit portion, if any, to be se
cured by bonds cf purchaser, and
mortgage of premises sold, with in
terest from date of sale at 8 per j
cent per annum, and 10 per cent At
torney's fees, if so collected after
maturity. If purchaser shall fail to
comply with terms of sale within one
hour thereafter, said premises will be
resold at risk of former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for stamps aad pa
Master E. Co., . s
Edgefield, S. C., Nov. 8, 1
i to Consider
fancy work articles that you are go
s for Christmas time with. We have
hipment of stamped goods, and are
ill your wants in the thread line in
.ttons. We carry the Royal Society
goods and threads. The prices on
company have been greatly reduced
1 pay you to look over what we have,
lat you desire we can secure for you
rom the house just what you like if
I in their catalog, which every one
>u money on your hair net purchase
ie "Vanity," real human hair net,
and double mesh, cap and fringe
re in stock the leading colors. This
hair net. Try one-only IO cents.
See Our Bargains in Shoes
' a good pair at less than the cost
Get a Good Night's Rest
Sleep is just as necessary
to health as food. The
ability to sleep depends on
the condition of the nerves.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
insures a good night's rest
It will help any nervous
condition from sleepless
ness to epilepsy. Your
money back if the first
bottle fails to benefit you.
Youl! find Dr. Miles'
Medicines in all drug stores
Columbia Dry Batteries
work better and last
. -for bc Iii and buzzer,
-for gas engines
-for dry battery lighting
la closet, cellar, garret,
-for ignition on the Ford
while .?tart in?. Putane nd
to cold weather "balks"
The WOT Wt most famous dry
battery, med where group of
individual cell* it needed.
Fahnestock Spring Clip Bind,
inf Posts at no extra chert?
the quick start
START your Ford car quick, no
matter how cold the weather, on
a Columbia "Hot Shot" Ignition Bat
tery No. 1461. One package, 6 volts.
Superior to a wired-up group ofordi
nary cells. Works better, lasts longer.
Ideal for stationary gas engines, too.
For bells and buzzers, you need but
one Columbia "Bell Ringer." Little
Sold by electricians, auto accessory shops
and garages, hardware and general stores.
The name Columbia is on the label.
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