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J. L. MIMS... .. .. ..Editor.
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Wednesday, May 17.
?Gee, won't dem politishums roll
.de logs in Columby ter-day!
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Watch for a slump in the chewing
jgum sales this summer, on account f
so much "chewing the rag" over poli
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.* Lieut-Gov. Harvey's good fortune
yr'?l cause the woods to be full of
candidates for lieutenant governor
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When the town authorities fail to
clo,their duty thanks to Federal au
thorities for stepping in and putting
to route violators of the law.
Already of?ce seekers are bowing
ia little lower and raising'their hats
a little higher tb women than in for
mer voting yeais. There's a reason.
m . m m
It would be difficult to decide whihc
?was the happier of the. two over Gov
ternor Cooper's Federal appointment,
the Governor himself or a gentleman
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The League that is disturbing the
[i slumbers of some fellows most is not
the League of Nations, but the
I League of Women Voters. The j anti
?who ridiculed intelligent women in
the past may well quake at the knees.
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With money gone, credit gone,
morale gone, and practically nothing
left for him and his but a mortgage
on the farm-that's the fellow who
is in need of sympathy. Not alone
sympathy expressed in empty words,
?ut practical, helpful sympathy.
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Two Elements of Citizenship.
.Candidates'for office, both county
and State,, should bear in mind that
there are' two distinct elements of
; : citizenship in Edgefield county. There
. are those who sympathize with the
.making and selling of whiskey, on
the one hand, and those who stand
unqualifiedly for the suppression of.
: wbiskey/on the other. It is generally
conceded that the men and women
who stand for sobriety are vastly in
the majority. Furthermore, the line
of cleavage between the two is clear
and unmistakabi.e and, to be^success
ful, candidates for office must be as
clear cut in their affiliations. The man
who thinks he can win the support
of both elements deceives himself.
There was a time when, a candidate
could run with the hare and the
hound but our people are too intelli
gent now for such a policy to win.
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Will Volley and Thunder!
More than for a number of years,
.demagogues will volley and thunder
this summer about high taxes, but
thoughtful, intelligent men and wo
:men will not be deceived by them.
The great need in South Carolina to
.day is not less expenses in running
the government in all of its branches,
including the support our schools
;and colleges, but a more equitable
.distribution of the tax burden. The
fact is, more money is needed, in
stead of less, if we, would keep
abreast of other States,
j ' Speaking of a proper distribution
of the tax burden, the politician who
advocates this in the campaign this
summer w^ll have mounted this po
litical hobby too late. A great for
ward stride was made in this direc
tion by the last General Assembly
and. had more luxuries been taxed,
.as an effort was made to accomplish,
.JU satisfactory conclusion would have
.been reached. Bewarg of office seek-j
>ers who pose as the poor man's
friend. Their promises are generally j
jstepping stones to office and are for
gotten after the election.
News From Kirksey.
t The farmers in this section are j
"busy planting cotton for Mr. Boll,
Miss Mattie Em McDowell of Meet
ing Street /Visited her sister, Mrs. M.
O. Turner Wednesday.
We are sorry to report little Eliza
beth Robertson as being sick. ii
Miss Viola Robertson is visiting in
iNinety Six this week.
Mis. Emma Lewis spent the dayl
Miss Mary E. Johnson visited her
cousin, Miss Lucile Strom Sunday.
Miss Helen Chappell spent the
week with her sister, Mrs. Paul John
; Mr. Wyatt McDowell and Mr.. J. B.
Chappell were visitors in Meeting
Mrs. Addie Hamilton is spending a
while in Cambridge, S. C.
Master Furman Freland was a vis
itor to his brother, Mr. J. E. Free
land last week.
Curtis and Odis Robertson visited
Carroll Ouzts Friday.
Mrs. Maggie Rowe was the guest
of Mrs. Elzie Ouzts last week.
Mrs. E. T. Chappell was a visitor
of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Johnson,
Misses Viola and. Gladys Robertson
were the spend-fhe-day guests of Miss
Mrs. Effie Mae Dorn and her moth
er were visitors Sunday in Kirksey.
Mr. Henry Hair visited in this sec
Miss Gell Wood of Ninety Six vis
ited her sister, Mrs, -Sallie Robertson
last week-end. ? '
Mr. Ben Dorn was the guest of
Branson Ouzts Sunday.
Mrs. John Sedgier is sick. We hope
she will be better soon.
Messrs. C. T. and Carl Ouzts were
visitors of j Clinton and Cleveland
Ouzts Friday. 1
Mrs. Ann McClure spent the week
end with her sister, Mrs. W. S. Mc
Mrs. Mae Bell McDowell and fam
ily were visitors of Mrs. J. L. Ouzts
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. C. B. Ouzts has returned to
her hdme a?ter a week's visit with
her mother, Mrs. Janie Hamilton.
Way Cross News.
The farmers are about through
planting and the crops are looking
Little Mary Helen Ransom has
been sick for the past two weeks but
is better now.
Mrs. Ida Watson and son, Sloan,
spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs.
F. L. Hamilton.
Misses Grace and Hazel Ouzts and
Ida Parkman visited Mrs. E. J. Park
man last week.
We are sorry to report that little
Margaret Rhette Bryartt is very ill.
We are glad to see Mr. Lesley
Rearden out again after being very
Fl with pneumonia.
Mr. J. R. Blocker, John, Addie and
Elizabeth motored to Ridge Spring
Mr. Manly Ouzts spent last Satur
day night with Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Messrs J. D. Moore and Ollie Bry
an spent Sunday with Mr. John Ran
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Mayson and
children ^worshipped in .Stevens Creek
Misses Ida Parkman, Grace and
Tazel Ouzts, MessrsBroadusBledsoe,
J. D. Moore and William Bell wor
shpped at Pine Grove church last
Mrs. J. W. Smith and little grand
son, Olen Logan, spent Thursday with
Mrs. Carrie Ransom.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ouzts and chil
dren spent Sunday afternoon with
Mrs. Ida Ouzts.
Mrs. Lizzie Parkman and son, Joe,
made a business trip to Edgefield
Mr. C.' H. Johnson and son, John
nie Lee, went to R?d Hill Sunday.
Master John Ouzts spent Saturday
night with his uncle, Mr. Pink Adams.
DEY? Two KIN' O' ^W\AKT
FOLKS - - o NB UV 'E?A
DOOES THINGS FUH
YOU EN T?THER DOOES
'EM ro. You!
! VAN-NIL ?
The Junior class of the Edgefield'
High School entertained the Senior
class at a reception on Friday even
ing May 12, at the home of Miss Eliz
The guests were entertained in the
spacious parlor until the charming
hostess, Mrs. W. E. Lott, invited them
in to partake of the delightful re
freshments, where two tables wer?
prepared for them. The menu consist
ed of a dainty salad course including:
Chicken salad, sandwiches, olives,
crackers, chips and pickle and iced
tea; block cream and cake and mints.
When this delightful repast had
been enjoyed to the highest extent,
Miss Sara Reeves acted as toast-mis
tress of the occasion, calling first on
Miss Gladys Lawton. Miss Lawton
arose and made a toast to the seniors
in which she spoke very kindly ?nd
lovingly of the "Be Square" class and
wished them much luck in their col
lege career. Eleanor Mims, as presi
dent of the senior class, responded in
a wish for their success as seniors
next year. Mr. W. 0. Tatum, Jr., was
theA toasted by Elizabeth Lott in
many words of praise, and wishes for
his great happiness and success in
years to come while he grows young
er year by year. Prof, Tatum re
sponded in a few words, blushing as
a worthy person might well do, at the
thought of such praise. Isabel Byrd
toasted the Faculty, as a farewell to
the ones who leave this year, but to
all, good Fortune. Miss'Beckham, as
lady principal responded in a few
Progressive conversation' followed
for an hour, during which all the top
ics of the day were discussed, espe
cially the weather, though privately.
Among those -present were .Mrs. S.
A. Morrall and Mr. Edward Platt? of
Graniteville, who, were very welcome :
The guests departed at the all too
early hour of eleven-thirty, hoping
that this occasion might not be the
last to both juniors and seniors.
E. E. M. .
Reply to Mr. Harlinges State
ment Last Week.
It is much regretted that Mr. Har
ding has misinterpreted my statement
that "I demanded of him to arrest
the parties referred to in my article
?in The Advertiser of May 4th. In or
der that the public may not misun
derstand Mr. Harling nor myself, the
following explanation is made in ref
erence to the matter. Mr. Harling has
stated that I never made a "demand"
upon him to arrest the parties.
In reply I assert that I did make
such a demand. I did not say "I de
mand of you," which would have been
a direct demand, but' did make an in
direct demand as will be seen in the
following words, which are as both
Mr. Harling and myself recall the
conversation : "Chief, are you not go
ing to arrest those men? You know
they should be arrested." Without ar
gument, these words constitute an
implied or indirect demand, and Mr.
Harling must admit it if he will think
He states further that I did not
speak to him "until after the parties
had already gotten in their cars and
driven away." If he will refresh his
memory, as he has admitted to me, he
will recall that he walked up to the
railroad tracks beyond Mr. W. G.
Byrd's store, with the intention, so
he tells me, of protecting me, as they
would pass me at that point in l?av
ing from the front of Mr., Byrd's
store. He will also recall that he has
admitted that we were talking -togeth
er as one of the cars passed in which
part of the men were riding.
- I have been perfectly fair with Mr.
Harling. Upon my request he accom
panied me when I consulted "-;th the
mayor about the warrants on the
morning of April 29th. In his pres
ence I told the mayor what Mr. Har
ling had said^-about "his hands being
tied." Later, before I gave the article
to The Advertiser, T told Mr. Harling
the substance of the article, and he
said he had no personal objection to
it. I assured Mr. Harling repeatedly
that I did not wish to put his position
in jeopardy, nor to cast any false
light on his attitude in the case. Had
he come to me and so requested, T
would have gladly made a public
statement correcting his misunder
standing of my "demand" upon him.
I do not believe that anyone doubt3
but that Mr. Harling is conscientious
and will do his full duty if not handi
M. B. TUCKER.
A demonstration of "Certo'f will
be given at our store on Friday, May
19. All Edgefield housewives are in
vited to see it.
"J. D. KEMP & CO.
i aromatics, mellows in the cook
n the dainty flavor being re
YOU WILL E
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Get a bottle of Mufti no
prefer Kelly's White Chi
makes such a good job o?
Polish for the Brown. W
shoe cleaning problems t<
Annual Committees for Edge?
. field Baptist Sunday
Mrs. A. T. Allen, chairman ; Mrs.
E. C. Astell, Mrs. B. B. Jones, Miss
Senior Fellowship Committee.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, chairman;
Mrs. Jerald LeGrone, Mrs. N. M.
Jones, Miss Emmie Lanham, Hev. A.
T. Aliener. E. J. Mims. ,
Junior Fellowship Committee.
Mrs. Hamp Smith, chairman; Miss
Lillian Pattison, Miss Isabel Byrd,
Miss Effie Allen Lott, Mr. Robert
Ouzts, Mr. Dixon Timmerman.
Miss Virginia Addison, chairman;
Mrs. Frank Huggins, Mrs. M. B.
Tucker, Mrs. Claude Lyon. :
^ Music Committee.
Mrs. C.,E. May, chairman; Miss
Gladys Padgett, Miss Ruth Tompkins,
Miss Genevieve Norris, Miss May j
Miss Ruth Lyon, chairman; Miss
R?sela Parker, Miss Lois Mims, Mrs.
Walter iCantelou, Mr. George F.
Mims, Mr. Claude Lyon.
Miss Mae Tompkins, chairman;
Mr&^aflace, C. Tompkins, Miss Mar
Each and every member of he fore
going committees are requested to
meet, me at the Baptist church Thurs-J
day; evening next at 8:30 o'clock.
Our Sunday school must grow and
keep step with the da of progress
iveness or the objective wlil not be
attained. Shall we win or lose?
J. H. CANTELOU,
May 15, 1922.
Cold Spring News.
The farmers around here are plant
ing large corn crops and other things
Ther? is very little cotton being
planted on account of the boll weevil.
We trust the change may continue
until they have them under control.
It makes no difference what the peo
ple do without, they must have bread.
They can wear their old clothes, but
they must have new flour and while
a depression of the times may limit
the demand, it cannot wholly,, de
stroy it. Thus is the farmer engaged
in a business whi?h is always active.
.Several from our communiy at
tended all day services at Barr's
Chapel Sunday. There was quite a
large crowd presnt.
Miss Essie Bussey who has been
teaching the Bethany school is visit
ing friends and relatives around here.
Miss Lunette Bussey visited her
aunts, Mrs. Lizzie Prince and Mrs.
0. J. Holmes last week.
Mrs. H. H. Smith has been quite
sick but is able to be up again. Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Smith, Jr., visited
her on Sunday.
Misses Myrtis McClendon, Amiriee
Quarles and Mr. Garret Quarles were
visitors at Parksville Friday night.
Mrs. John Henry West and fam
ily visited her mother, Mrs. Lizzie
The Rev. Mr. Edwards of John
ston will preach for us Sunday. And
at Antioch in the afternoon.
Little Irene Holmes who has been
visiting her grandmother, Mrs. 0. J.
?olmes returned to her home at An
We are sorry to hear of the sick
ness o'f Mrs. Emmie Talbots' baby.
Hope it will soon be well.
See Mis? Eliza Mims' exquisite
new china for wedding presents.
XCLAIM WHEN YOU
ufti Dry Gleam
SE GREASE SPOTS Ol
LOTHES AND GLOVES
w and watch it work wonders
lin Lightning Polish; to clean
'cleaning their white kid shoe?
hite, Grey and Champagne col
3 us and we will send you away
, Our Absent Friend.
James H. Williams was known far
For the wonderful way in which he
. could ride;
Often he caused, excited looks on
many anxious faces,
By his fearlessness on the track in
In his home town, Savannah, he was
known quite well :;
And in other cities he has been in ra
ces too numerous to tell.
Although as pilot of motorcycles he
would generally ride,
Many racing automobiles he has also
In Savannah, April 26th, he was to
enter an automobile race,
And when he started out little did he
know of what he was about to
He had aft-eady had one accident
But that did not drive his determina
In the trials for track record James
hadn't gone far,
When his Essex was turned over
twice and he. was thrown from the
Immediately he was examined by his
And it was learned that he was in a
very serious condition.
The physician and nurse tried to give
him comfort, but vainly they tried;
And soon the Death Angel came, and
made them stand aside.
He gently grasped our dear James by
To pilot him on to that better, better
"James, we all miss you, but the dear
Lord knew best;
And He saw fit to take you to His
Heavenly Home of resr,.
While you have left us behind with a
tear in each eye,
With pleasure we look forward to
meeting you by and by."
The writer had knrwn James for two
years or more,
And not a finer boy have I ever met
His chair will always be vacant in his
large circle of friends,
And we will never stop missing him
until our life's journey ends.
* ANNIE MAE CULBREATH. .
Plum Branch, S. C. -
Meeting Street News.
The farmers of this section are
very busy planting their corn and
beans, having been delayed for some
time on account of rain.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cogburn and
little son of Greenwood spent last
Thursday with their brother Mr. H..
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen of the
Long Cane section visited in the home
of Mrs. Margaret Stevens Sunday.
Mrs. M. L. Stevens spent one af
ternoon last week with Mrs. Burley
Walton. 1 /
J. F. and G. R. Logue motored to
Aiken last Thursday.
Mrs. Claude Dorn of Celestia visit
ed her sister, Mrs. J. F. Logue Sun
day last. s
Mr. Jack Horn, Jimmie and Mil
ford Hasting spent last Sunday with
Mr. Henry Suddath.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cogburn and
children dined with Mrs. Cogburn's
mother, Mrs. W. S. Logue, Sunday
The Stork ,visited Mr. and Mrs. C.
T. Hill and left with them a little
daughter to gladden their home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. 'Cogburn and
children and Mrs. Wallace Logue
for jrou. Some people
their gloves, because it
j. We have the Kelly
ored shoes. Bring your
' with a smile.
spent. Sunday afternoon with iMrs. J.
Mrs. Fannie Jefferson of Johnston
worshipped at -Stevens Creek last
A large crowd attended Sunday
school at Stevens Creek last Sunday.
There wasn't any preaching as our
pastor was called to attend the funer
al of the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Zonnie Dorn. We extend to Mr. and
Mrs. Dorn our heartfelt sympathy.
Mrs. Sallie Bryan visited her son,
J. E. Bryan last week. Mr. Bryan has
been on the sick list for' some time.
Mr. J.\ H. Cogburn of Edgefield
spent last week-end' with his daught
er, Mrs. C. T. Hill and son, Mr. S. C.
Little 'Marie Bryan has arrived in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bry
an to be a permanent visitor.!
i Way Cross News,
The farmers and gardeners were
glad to see the rain. ( V.
Mr.. Manly Ouzts motored down
from Greenwood and spent the ijight
with Mr.. and Mrs. N. L. Ransom.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Timmerman,
and children spent Sunday with their
mother, Mrs. S. N. Timmerman,
Mrs. J. M. Smith and little grand
son, spent' last Thursday with Mrs.
; Mrs. Sallie ."Bryan visited i in the
home- of her son, Mr. Era?st^Bry?nf"'
Mr. Clyde Hamilton of ^Edgefi?lld
visited in the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Hamilton, last
Mr. Goody Lewis and daughter,
from Callison visited his rbother,
Mr. E. G. Lewis Sunday.
We are glad i to report that Mr.
Lester Rearden is able to be up and
out again from having pneumonia.
Miss Nellie Bryan of Edgefield is
visiting her mother for a few days.
Her friends are always glad to wel
come her; she has a smile and a good
word for everybody.
Mr. J. D. Moore is a visitor in our
Mr. F. S. Turner visited his uncle
Orange blossoms are budding in
Camp Branch News.
May I come again? As I can not
see or hear anything from Peggy this
keeps me in wonderland and just a
little on the subject of farming again
-I must say things look quite dif
ferent today thatn they looked last
Quite a number enjoyed the (good
sermon by Rev. Mr. Roundtree on
Sunday. We were glad to have the
new attendants with us and hope to
haye them next second Sunday.
Mr. James Calliham is very ill in
the hospital in Augusta.
We are glad to hear that Mrs. Will
Holmes is up again after a long spell
Mr. George Peeler is out of the
service after being in the army for
three years. He is spending a while
with his brother, Mr. Ellis Peeler, of
Mr. J. W. R. DeLaughte'r was the
guest of Mr. Bub Bussey Saturday
and Sunday. - ^
Miss Zola Walker is home again
from her school.
We are sorry to hear of the mis
fortune little Guy Pettigrew 'had in
breaking his arm.
Mr. N. R. Bartley and Mr. Capers
DeLaughter dislike the idea of get
ting out of practice in fishing.
Buy a FORD and bank the