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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, March 8,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. .Bettis Cantelou is visiting
relatives in Charleston this week.
Mrs. Albert Childress o? Greer is
spending several days in Edgefield
Mrs. W. C. Madden and Miss Mar
garet Madden were among the visi
tors to Augusta Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dorn o? Celestia
Saluda county, spent Monday in
Edgefield with Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. R. 0. Brezeale will arrive
from Greenville the latter part of
the week to be the house guest of
Mrs. W. C. Madden.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith of Au
gusta spent the week-end in Edge
field visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Scurry, Mrs. Smith's parents.
Mrs. J. B. Kennerly accompanied
Mr. Kennerly to Chester Monday
where she will spend several days
Mrs. W. J. Miller of Augusta spent
Sunday in Edgefield visiting her
sisters, Mrs. C. E. May and Mrs. J.
A meeting of the recently organiz
ed Parent-Teachers' Association will
be held at the school Thursday after
noon (to-morrow) at 4:30 o'clock.
The members of the Junior Order
will hold a distrist meeting the
second Saturday night in April.
Some of the state officers will at
tend at that time.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Craig came
down from Anderson Sunday to visit
. Mrs. Craig's mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Cogburn. Mr. Craig returned Mon
day but Mrs. Craig will remain in
Edgefield a week.
Concordia Lodge Nnmber 50, A. F.
M., will meet in regular communica
tion, Friday March 10, at 8 p. m.
Business of importance will come up
for attention, and a full attendance
Day by day the municipal cam
paign assumes more definite shape.
In this issue will be found the an
nouncements of Mr. G. V. Crouch
and Mr. J. D. Kemp as candidates
for warden from the second ward.
Mr. J. E. Darby announces in this
issue that he will be in Edgefield
Friday annd Saturday of this week
for the purpose of buying mules.
He will be at the stable of Mr.
The Yonce Motor Company an
nounces further reductions on Ford
cars this week. Purchasers of Ford
cars who avail themselves of the
easy terms offered can ride while
they pay for their car. Read what
Mr. Yonce says.
Mr. A. A. Edmunds carried three
convicts to the chin-gang this morn
ing. Two for terms of two years
each and one for 25 years. The chan
gang is now working routh of Edge
field near the home of Mr. S. W.
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Evans went to
Macon, Ga., for a visit to Mrs.
Evans' sister, Mrs. Rhodes and her
son George who is at Macon Uni
versity. Mr. Evans has returned
but Mrs. Evans will remain away
We direct the attention of our
readers this week to the advertise
ment of the Huggins Grocery Store
near the station. A fresh and well
selected stock of groceries is now
ready for the shoppers at the store
formerly occupied by Moore Bros.
When you need anything in his line
call upon Mr. Huggins.
The,writer of "Moss News" omit
ted enclosing his or her name with
the communication, consequently we
could not publish it. Never send
anything to a newspaper for publica
tion without enclosing your name,
which will not be published if re
quest is made not to do so.
Mr. W. A. Berrian, Jr., spent Sun
day in Charleston visiting his brother
in-law and while there took an auto
trip to Meggett's which is located in
the centre of the great trucking dis
trict. Mr. Benian said he saw acres
and acres of cabbages and acres nd
acres of cabbage plants, possibly 50
^cres or more in one field.
Many Edgetfield friends will be
pleased to hear thai; Mountain
view, N. J. Sunday night there ar
rived in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Julian R. Strother, a little son
Julian Strother the third. Mrs. Emily
Strother of Edgefield is the proud
grandmother, and is receiving con
The Columbia Chapter of Win
throp Daughters, Mrs. Robert A.
Cooper, President, has graciously
extended an invitation to all daugh
ters of Winthrop in attendance upon
the State Teachers' Association in
Columbia to be present at a Winthrop
tea at the Governor's Mansion from
six to eight o'clock Friday evening,
March 17. It is hoped there will be
a large number of Winthrop daugh
ters who will accept thiii cordial in
Many friends in Edge::ield will be
SS!W J0 aSciJisiu air} ni p3i.soaa;ut
Doris Lisle tc Willis.m Griffin
Mr. Durisoe is the son of Mr. John
J. Durisoe of Washington and Mrs.
Mamie Griffin Dursoe, Mr. Durisoe
removed from Edgefield :o Washing
ton a number of. years ago, at the
death of his wife, William Griffin
being the youngest child.
He was enlisted in the service of
this country in the world war, and
has remainded overseas aiding the
Government for several years in the
transportation of the bodies of our
men who died in France. Mr.
Durisoe was married to a young
English woman, Miss Doris Lisle at
St. Augustin'sEpiscopal Church Dec.
19, 1921. When they return from
abroad we hope they will come to
Edgefield and spend a part of their
Post Office Building Destroyed
. by Fire
Early Sunday morning about 5:30
o'clock the building in which the
postoffice was located was totally
destroyed by fire. The building was
owned by Dr. J. G. Tompkins and
Dr. R. A. Marsh, who had offices on
the second floor, and the entire first
floor was used for the postoffice.
The fire company responded prompt
ly to the alarm but the flames' had
made such headway that it was im
possible, despite the desperate ef
forts made, to save the building. The
Origin of the fire is unknown. Not
withstanding the . fact that Drs.
Tompkins and Marsh carried $7,000
insurance on the building, the post
office equipment, medical library and
surgical instruments, they will lose
heavily. Mr. C. M. Mellichamp, the
postmaster, has opened temporary
quarters in a building across the
street, owned by Mr. B. B. Jones,
and is doing everything possible to
handle the mails with dispatch until
a better arrangement can be pro
Law and Order League
Promptly at eight o'clock Monday
night, in spite of the inclement
weather, a large number of citizens
of Edgefield, including a consider
able number of women, assembled in
the court house in response to the
call for a mass meeting, issued by
the ministers of Edgefield in the
papers last week. Rev. G. W. M.
was unanimously chosen as chairman
of the meeting and he stated at some
length why it was deemed wise for
the citizens of Edgefield to come to
gether and discuss the prevalence of
lawlessness and seeming increasing
disregard for law. T. B. Greneker
offered resolutions urging those in
authority to be more diligent in en
forcing the law and calling up the
citizens to give the officers of the
law their support and co-operation.
Before the resolutions were acted
upon, being finally adopted unani
mously, a very through discussion of
local conditions, especially with refer
ence to the violation of the prohibi
tion law, was engaged in by about a
dozen citizens. The two candidates
for mayor of the town, Dr. J. G. Ed
wards and W. W. Adams, made brief
statements. It is generally conceded
that the discussion will have a whole
some effect and that the meeting will
bear fruit in the form of a better en
forcement of the ordinances of the
town. A law and order league was
organized by the election of Rev.
G. W. M. Taylor, president; M. B.
Tucker, vice president, and W. C.
Lynch, secretary and treasurer.
The following are the resolutions
introduced by Mr. ' Greneker :
WHEREAS, there seems to be an
utter disregard for law and order
by some of the citizens -of our county
and state, and,
WHEREAS, unless something is
done to check the same and instill
into the minds of our people a higher
respect for obedience to law with
special reference to the illeagal
liquor traffic and,
WHEREAS, a meeting of the citi
zens of the county and town of Edge
field has been called for the purpose
of devising some method of assist
ing our county and town officials to
enforce the law
NOW BE IT RESOLVED that
this meeting be formed into a Law
and Order League for the purpose of
assisting and encouraging our duly
elected officers in performing their
duties and lend our moral support to
the carrying out of that end, request
the Mayor of Edgefield, Town Coun
cil, and all County officials to bend
their best efforts toward the same.
Court of General Session
The spring term of the court of
general sessions convenced Monday
with Judge Ernest Moore presiding.
All of the other court officials were
promptly at their respective posts
and the machinery for dispensing
justice was soon set in motion, A
very able charge to the grand jury
was made by Judge Moore, in which
he stressed the importance of the
grand jurous discharging their duty
to the end that a better enforcement
of the law be brought about. He al
so urged that the county offices be
examined and that attention be- given
to our public schools. Judge Moore
ranks among the ablest judges on
the bench and his charge was timely,
forceful and effective.
Solicitor Callison handed out the
following indictment* which were
promptly acted upon by the grand
William Ryan and Tom Allen,
house breaking and larceny, true
bills; Horace Andrews, bank break
ing and larceny, true bill: John Mc
Kenny, murder, true bill: Willie
Norris and John Henry Lanham, car
breaking and larceny, true bill; E.
W. McDaniel, obtaining goods under
faulse pretense; Anna Quiller, mur
d??, true bill; G. A. Hutto, violating
the prohibition law, true bill.
The first case called Monday morn
ing for trial was that of the State
against Mr. M. W. Hudgens, in
dicted for assault and battery. The
jury rendered a verdict of acquitt?l.
Mr. Hudgens was represented' by N.
G. Evans and C. T. Burnett, and the
State by the solicitor, Sheppard
Brothers and S. M. Smith.
t>. D. Pruitt was found guilty of
simple assualt under the charge of ?sr
sault and battery with intent to kill.
Th?. State was represented by the
solicitor and the defendant by C. T.
G. A. Hutto was tried in : his
absence for violating the prohibi
tion law and was fom.d guilty." He
was represented by N. G. Evans
and C. T. Burnett and the solicitor
represented the state.
In the trial of Horace Andrews for
breaking into the Bank of Trenton
more than a year ago the court ap
pointed C. T. Burnett to represent
the defendant. A verdict of guilty
was rendered, with a recommenda
tion to the mercy of the court.
At the hour of our going to press
the court is engaged in the trial of
Ulis Butler for obtaining money un
der false pretense, the state being
represented by the solicitor and the
defendant by J. H. Cantelou.
The grand jury made its report
yesterday which is published in this
issue. It is probably that the
criminal court will complete its work
Mr. E. T. Timmerman, Ninety
two Years of'Age, Dies at
After an illness of several weeks,
E. T. Timmerman, resident at the
Confederate Soldiers' home since
1915, died at the home recently.
Mr. Timmerman, who was 92 years
of age at the time of his death, en
tered the Confederate service in 1862
with Company K, Fourteenth South
Carolina volunteers, McGowan's bri
gade, and served until the surrender
and proved himself a gallant soldier.
He was wounded while in the army.
Mr. Timmerman was a favorite with
his comrades at the home, was a de
voted Christian and was popular with
those who came in contact with him.
In his last illness which he bore with
Christian fotitude he gave instruc
tions for his burial and seemed not
unaware of his condition. He will be
missed at the home and his passing
severs another link with the ante
Mr. Timmerman is survived by a
brother, William Timmerman, .of
Edgefield county and a nephew,
Boyd Timmerman, of Edgefield.
FOR SALE: Sweet potatoes at 75
cents p?r bushel. W. H. Griff is,
Trenton, S. C.
?PAY US THE FOLL(
If you haven't the above in ca
start a savings account with v.
leaving part of your earnings ea
week until you save up enough ca
to make the first payment.
To a Friend of Mine
To-night my lights are burning low
My flag's at half mast
Sorrow has dimmed the sunshine
That cheered me in the past. .
For a friend of mine, to me so dear
Has foundered on the rocks
The tidal wave ; him swept so near
He could not stand its shock.
He fought so bravely against he tide
Not only for himself to win
But sought to help others by his side
That struggled in the din.
With manly pride through each or
That tried his soul with fire
Eis hand was outstretched to each
From unfortunate's in the mire.
With fac? to the front, he braved the
Only stopping now and then
To give word of. cheer, or save from
Some Brother, child, or friend.
His sensitive nerves were too high
To stand ^waves of "Jass" discord
That on the business sea is being
Both here and ail abroad.
0, God bf Host's, hear this prayer
of our's .
For a raft in the cloud
That hovers near Its threating
In distant thunder cry aloud.
0, Giver of life whose unseen hand
Guides us o'er the ymstery Sea
Show us the way, give the command
That will bring him back to me.
W. S. G. HEATH
We are greatful to Mr. Edmunds
for bur good roads. They are in a
better condition than they hav? been
Mr. Louis Page was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gardner, Sun
Mr. George Benjamin Mealing
had the misfortune of hurting his
nose, while cutting wood last week.
Miss Dell Shaw spent Hst week
end with Miss Mattie W. iiams.
Mr. Matt Hightower is very ill. We
are very sorry to hear of this.
Mr. Dick Timmerman was a visi
tor in our community Sunday.
Mr. G. P. Mealing, Sr., is sick
with a severe cold.
Miss Mattie Williams spent the
day Sunday, with Miss Cornelia
Mr. Shaw Harley spent Sunday
with his parents. He has a position
Mrs. S. M. Gardner, Jr., is recover
ing from an illness.
Messrs Duggins Glover and George
Williams spent the week-end in
The members * of the Meriwether
Club enjoyed an oyster dinner Satur
day. The topic for discussion be
ing, "Potato House and Feed mill."
Misses Hazel Atkinson and Emmie
Timmerman spent Sunday with Miss
Mr. Edmunds is going to give an
oyster supper for the men of the
community next Friday night.
Mr. Robert and Miss Alice McKee
were visiting' here Sunday.
We hear Weddings bells and see
orange blossoms for our community
in the near future.
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Grand Jury Report
To His Honor Judge Ernest Moore
We the Grand Jury have passed on
all bills handed us by the Solicitor
and returned same to the Court.
The following Committees have
been selected for service during the
Committee on Reads Bridges and
Public Highways; W. J. Duncan,
Chairman. J. B. McCreight and J.
. Committee on Poor House and
Chain-gang; W. G. Wells, Chairman,
E. M. Walker, and W. A. Reel.
Committe? on Education and Pub
lic Schools; J. W. Munday, Chair
man J. H; Allen, P. B. Day Jr., Joe
S. Smith and 0. 0. Timmerman.
Committee on County Finances;
J. H. Reel, Chairman. L. P. Smith
and T. C. Edwards.
Committee on Law Enforcement;
J. B. McCreight, Chairman., A. M.
Clark, T. P. Morgan, 0. 0. Timmer
man, S. B. Marsh.
Committee on County Officers
and Offices B. R. Tillman, Chairman
J. W. Quarles, W. J. Duncan, J. H.
Allen and J. H. Reel.
The Grand Jury as a body is
earnestly desirous of lending every
assistance to the more rigid enforce
ment of the Laws of the land.
It desires to particularly stress the
necessity and the duty rf more rigid
enforcement of the Prohibition law,
and calls attention of all officers
whose duties it is to be active- in
this regard, to get behind the good
citizens and the public and work to
the end that' the making of whisky
be put down and .those engaged in
the illicit distillation of it be
The Grand Jury calls upon the
County Officials to give to the
County the best service they are
capable of, to practice economy in
all things, to administer their of
fices in fairness and earnestness to
each and every citizen alike. It rea
lizes' that by earnestness, faithful
performance of each duty as it
comes, by economy and hard work,
the people of the County can weather
the storm; and out of the apparent
evils incident to the problems grow
ing out of the' War and the finan
ceal distress which has come upon
We desire to express our apprecia
tion of the Courtneies shown, us by
your Honor, by the Solicitor and the
other- officials of the Court.
B. R. TILLMAN,
Foreman of Grand Jury
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipo, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE, AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing asd Feed
tuns Old Sores, ?tne: Remedios Won't Cun>
The worst cases, uo metter cf how lone standing
ere cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Healirig Oil. It reliever
'aia ?ad Keals at the Mun* Usc 25c.50c.Hc
at any time you decide not to buy
car we will gladly refund your
juey, paying you 8 per cent on
me for the length of time left
For Sale: Duroc Jersey Pigs
two months old, $5 each.
Mule colt 18 months old
will trade for mi1 ch cows.
' S. W. Miller,
Edgefield, S. C. !
Eggs for Hatching
Wyckoff & Tom Barron strain 4
"The best layers".
$1.50 per setting F. O. B. Edgefield,
$1.75 by parcels post.
Mrs. Geo. F. Mims.
Edgefield, S. C.
Pigs is pigs
Groceries is groceries
You do not
Generally very much care
Where you buy,
Huggins' Store would lik(
To some of your dimes.
Seed Irish Potatoes 65c. Pj
Do You Want a Job?
If you are out of employment, or
would like to make a change, consult
Standard Employment Serice,
S par tanbu r g, S.. C.
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Augusta, Ga. .
Dealers in Guns', Revolvers and
Fishing Tackle. .
Repairing of FireJArms, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.