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Wednesday, March 15
Concerning Local Conditions.
In this issue will be found a state
ment of some length from the presi
dent of the Law and Order League,
clearly setting forth the purpose for
which the League was organized and
also what it hopes to accomplish.
Even the casual observer will see
the need of such an organiz?tion in
EdgeSeld. First, for the purpose of
crating a stronger sentiment for
3aw enforcement and, second, through
ACo::ccrted effort, to aid the officers in
-enforcing the law. All law-enforce
ment officers need the co-operation of
But, frankly, for we might as well
face the facts as they are, we can
?not hope for a higher respect for law
and fer a better enforcement of law
in Edgefield, until the present mayor j
changes his attitude toward law en-1
forcement or until the people of the j
town elect a mayor^and council that
will stand uncompromisingly for law j
It is yet fresh in the memories of j
our people how humiliated a large j
.portion of the citizenship of South j
Carolina was several years ago when j
the governor of the state blatantly:
declared in a public address in an-1
other state, "To hell with the consti- j
tution." So are many people in Edge
:field, especially the fathers and moth
ers, disappointed when the mayor de
clares emphatically that he Will not
enforce certain laws while he is may
or. When such an unusual statement
as made by the highest executive or
.'flaw enforcement ofiicer of a commu
- "ri?ty, it breeds disrespect for all laws.
Evil doers are made to feel that they
hare immunity from law while that
official occupies the seat of authority.
. Not only are some laws violated in
Edgefield with the consent of the
mayor, but seemingly no efforts are
being made, or have ever been made
3>y the present mayor, to enforce
some other laws. The report is cur
Tent that a man who lives in or near
Ward wanted some whiskey and went
to Ridge Spring to get it. Being un
able to buy it there, he next went to
Johnston, where his efforts likewise
proved fruitless. The "thirsty" indi
vidual was then told to go to Edgefield
where he could not only get it but
that the whiskey would be handed out
to him over the counter. The story
goes that he came to Edgefield and
got his whiskey.
It is a matter of common report
that whiskey has been regularly sold
in certain places in Edgefield for
years, even handed out over the coun
ter, almost as in the old barroom
days, but has the mayor ever given
orders to have these places raided?
He must have heard at some time of
these flagrant violations of law,
which expose our boys and young men
to temptation, but has he ever had
these places raided even a single
time? Edgefield needs a mayor who
will make it difficult for these indi
viduals to violate the law, by raiding
their places every day, if needs be, in
stead of causing them to feel tha:
they have immunity under the law dur
ing his administration. He has the re
sources of the town at his command
.and, furthermore, public sentiment in
Edgefield is overwhelmingly against
the sale of whiskey, which would
make the discharge of duty along this
.line easier here than it would be were
?the sentiment against such a policy.
If the mayors of Johnston and
Ridge Spring keep liquor out of their
towns, why car. not the mayor of
Edgefield keep liquor out of Edge
?eld? Certainly he should make a su
preme effort and not have it said of
Edgefield that it is "handed out over
the counter" here. We believe such
places in Johnston and Ridge Spring
would be raided frequently and final
ly driven out. The failure to suppress
the sale of whiskey in Edgefield
does not lie altogether at the door of
the marshals of the town. They exe
cute the orders of the mayor and can
do practically "nothing without his
"backing" or support.
The way in which some operators
of crude distilleries come to Edgefield
and, without any attempt at secrecy,
Jbuy dozens of fruit jars out of sea
>on, hundreds of pounds of sugar
and yeast by the case with
which to make the stuff, and then in
;he "bread open daylight" bring their
manufactured product in automobiles
to local "dealers," they too, must feel
chat Edgefield is "wide open," in so
far as danger of their apprehension
and arrest goes. We need such a
strong sentiment and such an atmos
phere for law enforcement that men
of this type will feel unwelcome here
and will find some1'other market for
their stuff, instead of dumping it up
on Edgefield with increasing boldness.
"Think of your forefathers! Think
of posterity," said President Adams
on one occasion. Let us bear in mind
the efforts and sacrifices of those who
have almost sweat blood in the past
in order to improve conditions in
Edgefield, making a New Edgefield
of the Old Edgefield of more or less
unsavory reputation, and too let us
bear in mind our duty to posterity,
handing down to our children and our
?.children's children even a cleaner and
better Edgefield than we received
from those who have gone before.
Ln the words of Abraham Lincoln,
"With malice toward none, with char
ity for all, with firmness in the right,
as God gives us to see the right," the
editor of The Advertiser stands pledg
ed for the support of those things
that will make Edgefield a safer and
better place in which to rear our boys
and girls. Where do you stand?
Honor Roll of Edgefield
For month ending March 3, 1922.
First Grade: Homer Jackson, Wil
liam Yonce, Cleveland Bledsoe, Bon
Second Grade: Albert Allen, Rob
ert Holston, Milton Quarles, Ray
mond Quarks, Margaret Mooney,
Rhette Powell, Helen Franklin, Mary
Ouzts, Cornelia Prescott, Frances
Pi escott. Distinguished: Mary Ander
son, Sallie Anderson, Addie Lou Co
? var, Lina Jones.
j Third Grade: Marie Bussey, Hazel
Cogburn, Mary Gibson, Cornelia
Holmes, Annie Nicholson, Gladys
Parks, William Fuller, Carrol Kemp,
Douglas Massengale, Benjamin Ouzts,
Patterson Padgett. Distinguished: Es
ther Daitch, Hettie Jones, Helen Deal,
Martha Gibson, Ruth Kemp, Cer
titude Lanham, Katherine Mims, Eliz
Fourth Grade: T. A. Broadwater,
Charles Byrd, Jim Covar, Lewis
Strom, Carrie Johnson, Ruth Lynch,
Floride Turner. Distinguished: Helen
Dunovant, Emma Perrin Mims, Eliz
abeth Nicholson, Frances Paul, Es
Fifth Grade: Janie Edwards, Car
rie Louise Cheatham, Ralph Morgan,
Elizabeth Kemp, Constance Talbert,
Sarah McCarty, Clara Morgan, Eva
Berry, Pauline Quarles, Arthur Tim
merman. Distinguished: Dorothy
Marsh, Mary Cantelou.
Sixth Grade: Maysie Kemp, Allen
Samuel, Tom Timmerman, Mary
Thurmond, Margaret Lyon, Byrnes
Ouzts, Eleanor Dunovant. Distin
guished: J. R. Timmerman, Emily
Talbert, John Nixon, Ned Nicholson,
.Seventh Grade: Perry McCarty,
June Nicholson, Effie Allen Lott,
Mary Lynch, Edna Byrd. Distinguish
ed: Charlton Talbert, Frances Wells,
Margaret Strom, Martha Thurmond.
Eighth Grade: Elizabeth Timmer
man, Mary Lily Byrd, Carrie Duno
vant, . Kathryn Stewart, Albert
Ninth Grade: Felicia Mims, Magda
lene Redd. Distinguished: Robert
Tenth Grade : Isabelle Byrd, Gladys
Lawton, Mary Lyon, Elizabeth Lott,
Sarah Reeves, Leila Bland Tompkins.
Eleventh Grade: Robert Ouzts,
Eleanor Mims, Elyse Hudgens. Dis
tinguished: Corrie Cheatham.
Mill School: Jessie Ouzts, Albert
Coovrxm. 1921 bv McClure Newjoaper Syndicat.
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Duzts, Helen Padgett, Edith Wood,
Esteen Coward, Sybil Sharp, 'Ruth
Nelson, Fred Stalcup, Gran Ouzts,
30 per cent of enrollment on hon
W. O. TATUM, Jr.
Honer Roll Brimson School
Tenth Grade: Dan Brunson and
Sixth Grade: Amin?e Grif?s, Dein-,
iel P. Brunson and May Brunson.
Card From Librarian.
Will not some of the patrons of the
library look among their books and
return library books? They are mark
ed "Edgefield Library." I have sent
out cards to those who retain the
books through forgetfulness. This is
urgent, so kindly respond to my plea.
There have been new books bought
for which, we musL, pay, so all are
urged to pay dues to library.
News Items From Colliers.
Here we come with a few dots af
ter being blessed with much rain.
Our prayer meeting last Wednes
day night was conducted by Mr. Guy
Miller. Mr. Roy Rarling will conduct
the next meeting.
Rev. P. B. Lanham preaches at Re
publican church every second Sun
The grain looks very pretty after
We are greatly pleased with our
teachers, Miss Nona Morgan and Miss
Mary Carroll.. Our school is planning
to give some plays soon.
As hunting season is out we can
see the boys and men collecting their
The Woman's Missionary Society
met last Saturday with Mrs. John
Miss Blanche Hammond will leave
Tuesday for Columbia to study to be
a trained nurse at the Baptist Hos
We are glad to hear that Miss Liz
zie Coursey is able to visit her rela
Meeting Street News.
We are having beautiful weather
now, and hope it will stay pretty so
the farmers can begin a crop, but
don't think they have any hopes of
making any cotton on account of the
. The grain around here is looking
pretty and I think we will make
Miss Cecyle Mae Strom of Kirk
sey is still assisting Miss Evelyn in
her school. '
Mr. Rufus Johnson spent Friday
night with his?sister, Mrs. W. B. Wal
Mr. S. C. Cogburn and family
were guests of the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Logue. .
I am glad to say that Mr. Henry
Suddeth is improving.
Little Lena Stevens got a grain of
corn up her nose Thursday and had
to be carried to the doctor in John
ston. Dr. Corn got it out.
Messrs. Ben Stevens and Jim Wal
ton called to see Misses Evelyn and
Emma Johnston of Kirksey, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walton and
daughter spent Wednesday night with
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
P. Johnston. And were guests of Mrs.
Mary F. Walton on Sunday.
Misses Evelyn Johnson and Cecyle
Mae Strom spent Wednesday night
with Mrs. J. R. Bryan of Long Cane.
Examination for Postmaster.
The following notice is posted at
the postoffice showing that an exami
nation will be,held here on May 10.
The United States Civil Service
Commission at the request of the
Postmaster General, announces a
competitive examination for postmas
ter in this place.
This examination is held under the
President's order of May 10, 1921,
and not under the civil service act '
Apply at the post office in this '
place, or to the United States Civil
Service Commission, Washington, D. t
C., for application Form 2241, and
Forms 2223 and 2358 contaniing the ?
date and places of examination and '
other definite information.
Applications must be properly exe
cuted on Form 2241, and filed with
the Commission at Washington, D.
C., in time to arrange for the exami- '
UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE
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I THE CORNER STORE 1
Miss Cleo Rhoden spent last Sun
day night with Miss Leola Moyer.
Messrs. George Rhoden, J. E. Tim
merman, Ben Lewis and Dozier Jack
son went to Warren ville Wednesday
Mrs. Lydia Seigler has been ill,
but is better now. Her daughter, Mrs.
Horace Holley of Aiken, has been
staying a few days with her.
Miss Nelle Rhoden has returned
home after staying two weeks with
her aunt, Mrs. Lillie Rhoden in the
Mt. Pleasant section.
Misses Cleo, Nelle and Maude Rho
den and Miss Ruth McGee spent Wed
nesday with Mrs. Ansel Satcher.
Messrs. E. J. and Dozier Jackson,
Mr. Jesse Holsenback made a busi
ness trip to Langley recently.
Mrs. E. J. Jackson and her daught
er, Ellie Mae visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bud Holmes recently.
Miss Ruby Jackson spent Sunday
night with Miss Ruth Coursey.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D'. Mathis and
family of Trenton spent last Sunday
with the latter's father, Mr. J. E.
Mr. Jack Johnson of Harmony has
been visiting Mr. Clyde Jackson.
Mr. '-entd Mrs. Clinton Yonce of
Pine Grove section spent Thursday
night with Mr% and Mrs. S. A. Yohce.
Mr. Willie Franklin 'and Mr. Homer
Derrick are taking a business course
Mr. Jesse Frier is at home now af
ter spending a while at Walhalla.
Rev. J.' L. Pitman of Warrenville,
Mr. Martin Whitlock, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Johnson dined with Mr. and Mrs.
George Rhoden Sunday.
Misses .Pearle Franklin, Eunice
and Irene Rutledge were spend-the
day guests of Misses Nelle, Marie and
Maude Rhoden Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric King of Colum
bia are visiting Mrs. King's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rutledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Friar and family
dined with Mr. and Mrs. Rutledge on
There was preaching at the Baptist
church Sunday morning. Rev. J. L.
Pitman of Warrenville is pastor.
The B. Y. P. U. met Sunday after
noon at the Eureka Baptist church.
Misses Cleo and Marie F jden
spent-Saturday night with Mrs. G. S.
Well, we have had some rainy
weather for the past month and it
looks like we will never get to begin
our gardens and farms.
Nearly everyone in this communi
ty is sick with cold.
Misa Addie Blocker visited Misses
Mattie Ruth Ransom and Effie Fox,
Messrs. Rufus Johnson, J. G. Wal- ;
ton and Wyatt McDonald of Kirksey ;
sailed on Miss Ida Parkman last
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Morgan spent
Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. j
W. M. Ransom .
Mr Percy Timmerman spent Satur- 1
lay with Mr. F. S. Turner.
Messrs John Ransom, John Block
jr, Jr., and Leoley Rearden motored 1
:o Edgefield Sunday to see friends. 1
Mr. Lesley Rearden had the mis- :
fortune to hurt his head at the saw 1
nill last week.
Mrs. J. E. Ouzts and children spent j
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. ,
Mrs. G. T. Powell and children (
?pent last Sunday with her mother, |
Hrs. Carrie Ransom. ,
BROWN EYES. ?
*News From Colliers.
We are writing to let you know we
haven't been entirely washed away
by the heavy rains which we have had
for the past weeks. I am afraid the
farmers will get a late start and the
boll weevil will get ahead of them if
this rain continues.
. We were glad to have Miss Vanna
Morgan, principal of Colliers school,
to spend last week end in the Col
liers community, instead of going to
Cleora with her home folks. -
We were sorry to hear of Mr. Rob
ert McKies' accident with his car on
"Kimball" hill, he losing control of
the car causing it to land in a huge
gully. Although Mr. McKie was lucky
enough to escape injuries, surely he
was nervous over just leaving his
girls at home.
Misses Marie and Dorothy Prescott
were visitors at Peace Haven last
We are sorry to hear of Mr. Lee
Holmes being sick.' We wish him a
Mr. Trave Dorn was a guest in
the home of Mr. E. B. Dorn last
The Red Hill Grove school is pro
gressing rapidly but we couldn't ex
pect otherwise with our fine teacher,
Mrs. Maggie Robertson.
Mr. Albert Hite of Batesburg was
a late visitor in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. L. Dorn. Without a doubt
there was some attraction at Col
liers for Mr. Hite.
Mr. Wilbur Senn of Vaucluse has
been a visitor of Miss Leila Gantt,
also his relatives near Red Oak Grove.
Miss Maude Harling of Colliers
spent the past week with Miss Ellie
Dorn. All of Miss Ellie's visitors re
port an enjoyable time as she is so
entertaining in her home.
Mr. Yick Hammond was fortunate
in securing help to work the roads
from Colliers to Flat Rock which we
know will be beneficial to.him, this
being his Sunday "beat."
Dr. J. N. Crafton is planning to
master the boll weevil by going into
the poultry business, feeling sure
that it will be impossible for the boll
weevil to puncture eggs. He will ap
preciate any information given him
in regard to mites, lice, cholera and
white washing, as he is a doctor of
humanity instead of chickens.
Best wishes to each reader of the
Newberry County Boasts
Newberry county boasts the best
jail in the state, according to the
grading of the state board of public
welfare, this jail being given 943
points out of a possible 1,000. The
Greenville jail came next with 915
points, Richland with 893, Charleston
869 and Chester 855. The five lowest
acores were given as follows: Colle
ton with 535, Oconee, 525, Laurens
500, Calhoun 499 and Clarendon 493.
In preparing these grades the
board of public welfare makes use of
i score sheet furnished with the ad
rice of nationally known authorities.
This score sheet has a maximum of
1,000 points; 400 upon permanent
plant and equipment; 400 upon
management, and 200 upon personal,
repairs, etc. The average for all of
the jails of the state is 686 for 1921
is compared with. 683 for 192.0, Dur
ing the past year marked advance
las been made in several counties;
:he Mailboro jail score his increased
L14 points, Williamsburg 96, and
Georgetown 95. In all three of
diese jails the interiors have been
renovated and the management and
?quipment bettered. The Orange-)
burg jail has been in process of re
modeling at a cost of approximately
$40,000 and the new Allendale jail
is now under construction.
The first five jails received a score
above 850 points and are classed
as good according to the standards
of the welfare board. Jails that re
ceived scores from 750 to 849 are
called fair. These jails are: Dillon,
Florence, Jasper, Spartanburg, and
The following jails were given
grades between 650 and 749 and are
said to be faulty, having some
marked defect in plant, equipment
or management: Abbeville, Anderson
Bamberg, Barnwell, - Beaufort, Bar
kel ey, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Dor
chester, Georgetown, Hampton, Hor
ry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter,
York. ' .
Any jail that has received a score
below 650 points is classed as poor
and is said to be unsuitable for the
confinement of human beings. These
jails greatly needing ^improvement
are: Aiken, Calhoun, Clarendon,
Colleton, Darlington, (Edgefield,
Fairfield, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lan
caster, Laurens, Lexington, OcOnee,
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I take this means of notifying the
public that I have reopened my black
smith and repair' shop at my old
stand to the rear of The Advertiser
building, facing the street leading
east from the residence of Mr. W. A.
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