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the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
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Wednesday, December 7.
"L'v? at Home Day."
At the request of the- members of
the Cotton Association Governor
Cooper has issued a proclamation
balling upon the people to observe
December 20 as "Live at Home Day."
Farmers are urged to meet at the
Court House on that day and discuss
-practical problems that confront our
people more now than ever before.
This is a move in the right direction.
It is a time when people need to
-counsel together and get together
more than ever before. The day
?hcuid be observed in Edgefield
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This week is being observed over
the state as "Education Week." Nd
?effort is being made to raise money,
that is not the object of setting this
' apart as education week, but it is a
movement to organize and energize
sentiment to the end that the blot of
illiteracy be removed from South
Carolina's escutcheon. Our state yet
ranks next to the bottom of the list
in the matter of illiteracy and it will
continue to remain there unless the
matter be agitated and our people or
ganized as was contemplated by those
who were instrumental in setting
apart this week as Education Week.
Either this week, or as early there
after as practicable, a public meeting
should be held in every school dis
trict, both towns and rural districts,
arousing our people to the necessity
of greater activity, if we are to have
a citizenship that can read and write.
. ? . .
s Should Stamp Out Liquor.
The extent to which the making,
selling , and drinking of liquor in
r Edgefield county is increasing is
alarming, and the unfortunate part
of it is we are bound to reap the re
sult of this sowing of flagrant law
lessness. Unless there is soon a
change, a considerable portion of
young men oi the rising generation
will become addicted to the drink
habit. The temptation is being placed
right under their noses and but few
voices are being raised in protest.
Those who stand for the enforce
ment of the law in Edgefield county,
and we must believe that the largest
portion of our citizenship belong to
that class, should assert themselves
and not by their indifference appear
to sanction the flagrant violation of
law which exists in almost everj- com
munity in the county. The loss cur
. tailed by the boll weevil is bad
enough bat the misfortune of having
your boy become a drunkard, or hav
ing your precious daughter, the joy
and pride of your life, marry a
drunkard, is unspeakably worse.
It will probably be too late for you
to act after your boy forms the drink
habit; that will be like locking the
stable after the horse is stolen.
A mass meeting of the citizens of
our county should be held to devise
ways and means of stamping out the
making and sale of liquor. It is easy
for the law-abiding people to drift
down stream with this current of law
lessness but what is needed now is a
concerted effort to stem the tide.
* Sheriff Swearingen's House
This morning about ten o'clock the
borne of Sheriff W. R. Swearingen
?was totally destroyed by fire.
He was at home at the time but Mrs.
? Swearingen was in tovm. Mr. Swear
ingen had several negroes working
on his well in the yard and one of
them observed the roof of the house
on fire, having been ignited by a
spark from one of the chimneys. Ow
ing to the condition of the well, no
water could be secured on the prem
ises. The fire alarm was given and the
fire company responded^ promptly
but owing to the distance of the wa
ter main from the house the hose '
could not be used. Through the ef
forts of the firemen and the large
number of persons who gathered to
offer assistance, nearly everything
in the house was saved but some
things were damaged. Mr. Swearin
gen's loss was partially covered by
insurance but at this writing we have
been unable to learn the exact
amount It was a strange fatality
that the house should catch fii"e just
at the time the well near by,
the only source of water, could not be
used. The friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Swearingen sympathize with them
deeply in their misfortune. Until he
can rebuild Mr. Swearingen will oc
cupy the new bungalow of Mr. J. 0.
Sheppard near the home of Mr. B.
Death of Mrs. Carmichael.
The announcement of the death
of Mrs. Bessie Lake Carmichael,
which occurred Friday morning at
the Margaret Wright hospital in Au
gusta, caused genuine sorrow among
her Edgefield relatives and.friends.
Mrs. Carmichael's health had been
broken for nearly ten years, being a
gr.eat sufferer most of the time. She
underwent two surgical operations
in Augusta, one about two weeks be
fore she died and the other just pre
ceding her death.
Mrs. Carmichael was the widow of
the lamented Dr. J. Hammond Car
michael who died about eight years
ago. Their only duaghter, Mi-s. Hen
ry T. Medlock, died about a year
after her ^father and soon after her
daughter's death Mrs. Carmichael
went to Kathwood to make her home
with her son, Mr. Hammond Car
michael. She was born and reared in
Edgefield county, being Miss Bessie
Lake before her marriage. Mrs. Car
michael was a devout Christian wo
men, a member of the Edgefield
Methodist church. Her gentleness,
sweet spirit and amiable disposition
caused her to make friends of every
one with whom she came in contact.
The funeral was conducted in the
Methodist church Saturday afternoon
by Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, and the in
terment took place, immediately af
ter in the village cemetery. The fol
lowing acted as pall bearers: Messrs.
B. Cantelou, J. R. Cantelou, Lovick
Mims, T. H. . Rainsford, E. J: Mims.
and Dr. A. R^ Nicholson.
She is survived by one son, Mr.
Hammond Carmichael, one sister,
Mrs. David Strother and four broth
ers George, John, Henry'and Hughei
Meeting of D. A. R.
The old Ninety Six District chap
ter of the D. A. R., met Tuesday af
ternoon,' November 22, 1921, at the
lovely suburban home of Mrs. D. B.
Hollingsworth. The parlor was made
gay with gorgeous chrysanthemums
and roses grown by the hostess.
The Reagent, Mrs.. F. M. Warren,
presided:'After singing America the
chaplain, Mrs. Peak led in prayer.
Minutes of last" meetnig read, then
the treasurer made her report. All
members are requested to pay their
dues for the next meeting.
The Registrar, Mrs. Susan Hill, re
ported the papers of Mrs. Tucker
and Mrs. Fowler ready to be sent on.
She then read a very interesting let
ter from Mrs. Woodson. y
Mrs. Allen Samuel was accepted as
an applicant for membership.
We were glad to have our Histo
rian, Mrs Mamie Tillman present.
She presided over , the historical pro
gram. The topic this tim? was In
dians. The first number vas a synop
sis of "The Last of the Mohicans"
by Miss Emmie Lanham.
An Indian song, "The Land of the
Sky Blue Water" was sweetly sung
by Mrs. Tucker.
Miss Gladys Lawton, dressed in
Indian costume, read "Hiawatha's
A splendid report of the state con
ference was given by Mrs. Tillman.
She told of visits to many historical
places and also pleasant social fea
We pledged $20 to Tamsasee and
$10 to Georgetown School.
Mrs. Hollingsworth served an elab
orate salad course with coffee and
Shot in Self Defense.
Sometime last week Mr. T. E. Mil
ler, as constable for Magistrate J. M.
Holland, of Colliers, went to arrest a
negro, Mose Wooten, for whom he
ha a warrant. Instead of. submitting
quietly to the arrest, Wooten attack
had a warrant. Instead of submitting
him, which would probably have been
fatal had he not struck the barrel
with his hand, knocking the gun to
one side. When Mr. Miller made an
effort to draw his pistol it was seiz
ed by the negro and all that saved
Mr. Miller was his being able to fire
the pistol while he was struggling
with the negro. As Wooten was very
muscular and strong, it is almost mi
raculous that Mr. Miller was not kill
ed instead of the negro. An inquest
was held by Magistrate Holland and
the jury rendered a verdict to the
effect that Mr. Miller fired in self
See our display of Toilet Articles.
Perfumery sets especially made for
COLLETT DRUG CO.
W. C. T; U. Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
the W. C. T. U. was held Monday at
3:30 o'clock with Mrs. T. A. High
Mrs. E. J. Norris conducted the de
A letter from Mrs..'Sprott, State
President, and report from our State
Treasurer was read by Mrs. H. S.
Mrs. Nicholson, our local treasur
er also read her report for the year.
Mrs. Rainsford gave some of the
latest news items from the Union
Signal and made a short talk on our
The December meeting is the us
ual time when we bring contribu
tions for the "Dor of Hope," and we
all expect a nice box by the last of
Mrs. Tucker' sang very sweetly a
lovely song, words by James Whit
There is much sickness among our
members and because of this and the
disagreeable afternoon xthe attend
ance was not as large as usual, but
to us who were fortunate enough to
enjoy Mrs. Hightower's delightful
hospitality it was pleasant indeed.*
The hostess served delicious pink
and white block cream . and white i
Making "Booze" on Gang.
We have always heard, not that
we knew personally, that liquor, par
ticularly mean liquor, makes a fel
low foolhardy and bold to the ex
tent that ofttimes he imagines him
self a lion when only a weakling of a
lamb, but we never knew until re
cently that makers of liquor some
times possess outwardly the boldness
of a lion. The most brazen violation
of the prohibition ?aw of which we
have heafrd was told us by Supervis
or Edmunds Monday. Would you have
thought it, the cook on the chaingang
has been making "fuss x," actually
'distilling liquor on the gang. While
the foreman, guards and convicts
would be away during the day at
work on the road the cook improvis
ed a still and had some "home brew"
experience all to himself. As night
fall would approach, this amateur
distiller would take his "worm" out
and hide it in the bushes till next
day. He admitted that he had been
making liquor when his outfit was
found in the bushes near the camp
but said it was "mighty mean stuff."
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Court of
?Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C., plaintiff,
against H. A. Stack, et al defendants,
I shall offer for sale at public outcry
to the highest bidder ' before the
Court House door at Edgefield, S. C.,
on salesday in January next, 2nd
day thereof, between the legal hours
qf sale the following lands: /
All that tract of land in Edgefield
County, S. C., containing 360 84-100
acres, .more or less, situate on Old
Plank Road in Meriwether Town
ship, bounded north by Hancock and
W. A. Pardue; east by Lentis Till
man; south by W. T. Gardner and
west by Mrs. Simpson.
Terms of Sale: One-fourth cash
and balance in three equal annual in
stallments or all cash at purchaser's
option. Credit portion, if any, to be
secured by bond and mortgage of
premises sold, with interest from
date thereof, at 7 per cent per an
num and 10 per cent attorneys' fees.
In case either of said annual in
stallments shall not be paid when
due the whole debt to become due
and payable. Upon failure to comply
within one hour after sale, premises
will be resold at risk of former pur
chaser. Purchaser to pay for stamps
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C., Dec. 6, 1921.
T>E OLE 'OMAN BIN WEAHIN*
MO?'NIN' TWELL MISS LUCY
6IB ER "DAT LOUD WAlS'
T?THER PAY EN LAW,
MAN.' SHE AIN' WEAH IN'
MO?'KIN' NO MO'-CEPN
JES' F'UM DE WAIS' DOWN.'/
Christmas of 1921 is almost upon us and this year,
more than ever, people will have to give useful, prac
tical gifts to their friends and loved ones. Our store
was never better equipped than right now to make
your holiday shopping easy. Not only that', but we
are in a position to make prices very low, enabling
you to make your cash buy more than it has done in
a number of years.
Gifts for every member of the family that are pretty
and useful can be selected from our large stock of
Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Men's
T?i-.*.v^o.U;irtsvn LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
, r urnisnings. CHRISTMAS TOYS
Come in and let us show you many beautiful things
that will make loved happy at the Yuletide,
Remember, too, that we can save you
money on Everything You Buy of US
. Store of Better Values and Lower Prices
\yANTED: Peas. Anyone having
peas to sell, bring or s?h'd to the
store, of R. M. Durst, Johnston, S.
C., where I will purchase,.
; j' H. C.'.STROTHER^ h
Johnston, S. C. .
FOR SALE: Spread-On cenemt
for painting gutters and metal roofs,
guaranteed for ten years. An oppor
tunity to get a first-class roof paint
at a low price. Apply at Thc \dver
Notice is hereby given tl.
ing and trespassing-in every form on
my land is hereby prohibited. The
law will be enforced against all per
sons who fail to heed this notice.
Mrs. E. P. ARTHUR.
Nov. 21, 1921.
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insurred $17.226,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under- ?
signed for any information you may
desire about oar plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM, or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safes:
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties of
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick,
Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Rich
land, Lexington, Calhoun ?nd Spar
tanburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, Sumter, Lee, I
Clarendon, Kershaw, Chesterfield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, ' President, ^Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M> Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefieid, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood. S. C.
Lyon Bros9 Garage
Saturday, December 10th
? we will give a numbered ticket with each dojlar in "cash
I paid us for oil, gasoline, accessories, work, etc. A' du
plicate of each ticket will be deposited in a box and on
Saturday, December 24th (Christmas eve), at 12:00, we
will have some disinterested person draw three numbers
from the box.
The first number drawn will entitle the holder of that
number to the first prize, a Ford rear tire.
The holder of the second number will be given five
gallons of Havoline Oil.
The holder of the third number will receive an inner
Tube to fit his car, it matters not what size his car is.
No number will be issued to any person not living in
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