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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 of 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 of 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 a^>
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. P.
ILj 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 1
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 1
cars who avail themselves of the
easy terms offered can ride while 1
they pay for their car. Read what 1
Mr. Yonce says.
Mr. A. A. Edmunds carried three 1
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 south of Edge- 1
field near the home of - Mr. S. W. 1
Gardner, Sr. ?
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Evans went to j
Macon, Ga., for a visit to Mrs. .
Evans' sister, Mrs. Rhodes and her
SOU George who is at Macon Uni- ^
versity. Mr. Evans has returned
?but Mrs. Evans will remain away j
several weeks. j
We direct the attention of our >
readers this week to the advertise- r
ment of the Huggins Grocery Store 1
near the station. A fresh and well ?
selected stock of groceries is now ?
ready for the shoppers at the store c
formerly occupied by Moore Bros. *
When you need anything in his line
call upon Mr. Huggins. s
The .writer of "Moss1 News" omit- g
ted enclosing his or her name with j.
the communication, consequently we ^
could not publish it. Never send t
anything to a newspaper for publica- c
tion without enclosing your name, (
which will not be published if re- *
quest is made not to do so. j
Mr. W. A. Benian, Jr., spent Sun
day in Charleston visiting his brother- 1
in-law and while there took an auto
trip to Meggett's which is located in i
the centre of the great trucking dis- I
tr i ct. Mr. Berri an said he saw acres a
and acres of cabbages and acres nd
acres of cabbage plants, possibly 50 c
?cres or more in one field. ii:
Many Edgeffield friends will be
pleased to hear that Mountain
dew, 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 this cordial in
Many friends in Edgefield will be
SS?H J0 aStetJiBtu aq? ui pa;soj3;ui
Doris Lisle to William Griffin
Mr. Durisoe is the son of Mr. John
J. Durisoe of Washington and Mrs.
Mamie Griffin Dursoe, Mr. Durisoe
removed from Edgefield to 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
bas 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
drigin 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
sveather, a large number of citizens
af Edgefield, including a consider
able number of women, assembled in
ihe court house in response to the
:all for a mass meeting, issued by
ihe ministers of Edgefield in the
papers last week. Rev. G. W. M.
vas unanimously chosen as chairman
>f the meeting and he stated at some
ength why it was deemed wise for
:he citizens of Edgefield to come to
gether and discuss the prevalence of
awlessness and seeming increasing
iisregard for law. T. B. Greneker
)ffered resolutions urging those in
luthority to be more diligent in en
forcing the law and calling up the
dtizens to give the officers of the
aw their support and co-operation.
3efore the resolutions were acted
ipon, being finally adopted uhani
nously, a very through discussion of
ocal conditions, especially with refer
mee to the violation of the prohibi
ion law, was engaged in by about a
lozen citizens. The two candidates
:or mayor of the town, Dr. J. G. Ed
vards and W. W. Adams, made brief
itatements. It is generally conceded
hat the discussion will have a whole
iome effect; and that the meeting will
?ear fruit in the form of a better en
forcement of the ordinances of the
own. A law and order league was
?rganized by the election of Rev.
J. W. M. Taylor, president; M. B.
Tucker, vice president, and W. C.
jynch, secretary and treasurer.
The following are the resolutions
ntroduced by Mr. ' Greneker:
WHEREAS, there seems to be an
itter disregard for law and order
ty some of the citizens of our county
md state, and,
WHEREAS, unless something is
lone to check the same and instill
nto 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 gi en
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
der, 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 acquittal.
Mr. Hudgens was represented' by N.
G. Evans and C. T. Burnett, and the
State by the solicitor, Sheppard
Brothers and S. M. Smith.
?. D. Pruitt was found guilty oj
simple assualt under the charge of as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
The State was represented by the
solicitor and the defendant by C. T.
G. A. Hutto was tried in i his
absence for violating the prohibi
tion law and was found 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. Griffis,
Trenton, S. C.
3-8-ltpd. * .
?PAY US THE FOLD
If you haven't the above in ca
start a savings account with 1
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
His hand was outstretched to each
From unfortunate's in the mire.
With face 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
I That on the business sea is being1
I Both here and all abroad.
0, God bf Host's, hear this prayer
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 last week
end with Miss Mattie Williams.
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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SEE US FOR TERMS
THE UNIVERSAL CAP
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 Roads 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. Quarks, W. J. Duncan, J. H.,
Allen and J. H. Reel.
The Grand Jury as a body is j
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 of 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 earnesfness, 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, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc Cast every day.
GASOLINE, AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing asd Feed
Cures Old Sores, Otter Romedles Won't Cutt
The worst cases, uo matter cf how lons s tanding
ere cured hy the wonderful, old reliable Cr
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve?
'oin and Keals at the sioi' ii~z. 25c. soc. & >'?
? PAY AS
? YOU RIDE
at any time you decide not to buy
car we will gladly refand your
lUey, paying you 8 per cent on
ne for the length of time left
For Sale: Duroc Jersey Pigs
two months old, $5 each.
Mule colt 18 months old
will trade for mfch cows.
' S. W. Miller,
Edgefield, S. C.
Eggs for Hatching
Wyckoff & Tom Barron strain J
white leghorns. " ..
"The best layers".
$1.50 per setting F. O. B. Edgefield,
$1.75 by parcels post.
Mrs. Geo. F. M?ms.
Edgefield, S. C.
Pigs is pigs
Groceries is groceries
You do not
Generally very much care
Where you buy,
Huggins' Store would like
To some of your dimes.
Seed Irish Potatoes 65c. Pi
Do You Want a Job?
If you are out of employment, or
would like to make a change, consult
Standard Employment Seriee,
S pe r tanbury, S..C.
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Guns', Revolvers and
Repairing of FireJArms, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
Eyes scientifically examined and
fiasses properly fitted.
* GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.