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VOL 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1922._ No. 21. ;
Clinic July 8. Price of Beans
Disappointing. Girls' Aux
iliary Busy. Delight
ful Parties Given.
Everyone is urged to remember
the free clinic to be held here July
8th, and tell all about this, white and
colored, that in any way may be a
tubercular suspect. Dr. Cooper of the
State sanitorium, with two nurses,
will be here to make examinations.
The clinic will be held in a dwelling
on Edisto street, which Mr. Harry
Strother has offered for use. There
has been such an increase in tuber
culosis in the state that there are
great numbers that can not be taken
in for treatment at the sanitarium,
and the idea of the clinics which are
being held in each county, is'to show
the state the appalling number of pa
tients. The legislature contemplates
making larger appropriations for
health, and after reports of the clin
ics, no doubt all necessary funds will
be had, to provide proper place of
The farmers of this section that
have planted tobacco, are much en
couraged over the fine fields. The to
bacco of Mr. David Holmes is about
the finest that we have seen, so far.
The bean-growers have not realiz
ed the amount expected from this
product, for by the time the crates
had reached their final destination,
all profit seemed as far away as the
beans were. The soil produced great
quantities, and the farmers did not
get a fair deal somewhere.
Mrs. Nettie Jacobs and Miss Ella
Jacobs are spending a while in New,/
York. While chere the latter will
take a special course at Columbia
Mrs. Bettis Bouknight has gone to
Chattanooga, Tenn., to visit her pa
Mrs. Grace Crouch has returned to
Mullins after spending a while here in
th<phome of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Huiet Waters and
George are at home from Alexander
City, Ala., where they visited Mrs.
Osborne.'While away Mr. Waters ex
changed his car for an Essex, the trip
having been made in the car. Mr.
Archie King, a cousin, accompanied
them home for a visit.
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton are
in Columbia attending summer
Mrs. J. H. White attended the Sun
day school convention which was held
in Columbia last week.
Mrs. Youmans, of Fairfax and Mr.
and Mrs. Hames of Jonesville, have
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cox.
Mrs. Thomas Weiderman has gone
to Newberry to visit relatives.
Mrs. G. P. Corn is at home from a
week's visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Strother at Walhalla.
Mr. W. I. Pinder, who has been in
Panama for the past six months, ar
rived on Wednesday. He holds a gov
ernment position there.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nickerson of
Augusta spent the past week here in
the home of the former's mother,
Mrs. Fannie Nickerson.
Mr. Bowman Adams has gone to
Charlotte where he has accepted a
Mr. James Barnes will leave for
Charlotte, having accepted a posi
Mrs. W. A. Bradfield is spending a
while in the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Mobley.
Mr. Edwin Dasher is one of the
most successful poultrymen in this
community, it seems, and every fowl
on his farm is pure white. One day
last week he sold one hundred frying
size chickens and his poultry yard
does not seem to miss any scarcely.
Mr. Alvin Lott has ordered 100
little chicks from a brooding house in
Michigan, and contemplates a small
The Girls' Auxiliary of the Baptist
church is doing a beautiful personal
service work this summer, having
planned to do something each week.
On last Thursday the auxiliary decid
ed to carry frozen cream to the sick
of the town, and each member made
a contribution toward this, which
was very small, one giving milk,
one flavoring, several furnishing
eggs, etc. Miss Louisa Watson is the
leader so she had the young people
meet at her home and the churn of'
delici?os cream was soon ready. It
was put in a car and with a number
of service boxes the happy crowd
left on their mission. At each home
where there was a sick one the car
would stop, and cream be carried in
by two of the girls. It is needless to
say that their efforts were appreciat
ed and their refreshments enjoyed.
Next week the auxiliary will meet
with Miss Agnes Browne and will
make candy, and visit the elderly peo
ple with it. The officers of the auxil
iary are: President, Miss Grace Tur
ner; vice-president, Miss Inez Rho
den; secretary, Miss Willie Waters;
treasurer, Miss Louise Jones.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell entertained on
last Tuesday mroning with a beauti
ful party in compliment to Mrs.
Hames, of Jonesville, and Mrs. De
Saussure Hogan, of Columbia. The
rooms were bright with cut flowers
and the tables for rook each held a
bowl of roses. The top score was held
by Miss Frances Turner, who was
given a dainty hand embroidered
handkerchief. The honorees were
also both presented with gifts,
similar handkerchiefs. While1* music
was enjoyed a tempting luncheon
Mrs. J. L. Walker has gone to New
berry to visit her sister, Mrs. Long
Mrs. M. R. Wright entertained
with a most pleasant porch party on
Thursday in honor of her cousin, Mrs.
Linderman, of Newberry. The porch
was an ideal spot and everyone en
joyed the game of rook more, sur
rounded by so many pretty flowers,
and such cool breezes. The highest
score was made by Mrs. Wallace Tur
ner who received a box of corres
pondence cards, and the honoree was
presented with a lovely piece of cut
glass. Mrs. Linderman is pleasantly
remebered as Miss Sophia Meyers,
her marriage being a recent event.
The hostess served- an elaborate hot
luncheon at the close of the game.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Holmes will
= ?OT? *e.*:d?^at Edgefield;* the former
having accepted a position in the
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and family
will occpy the residence of Mr.
Holmes after his departure to Edge
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Crouch enter
tained a number of their friends on
Friday evening in a charming man
ner, progressive rook being the chief
diversion. Mrs. Walter Sawyer won
the prize for the ladies and Mr. Saw
yer the gentlemen's prize. Delicious
ices and cake were served.
Miss Dennard of Athens, Ga., is
the guest of her cousin, Miss Antoi
Edgefield Fortunate in Having
Signora De Fabritiis Again
Owing to the urgent request of
both her Augusta and out of town
pupils, Signora De Fabritiis will make
Edgefield her headquarters for the
"Summer School for Singers" em
bracing six weeks starting Wednes
day, June 28th.
Edgefield last year proved to be an
ideal spot because of its excellent cli
mate and splendid acccmodations of
fered by the Dixie Highway Hotel,
and its nearness to Johnston and Au
gusta make it possible for those pu
pils who desire to continue their
work, but cannot leave home to make
the trip by motor once or twice a
Signora De Fabritiis will have fre
quent gatherings of her pupils at
"The Shack" for week-end parties.
Quite a number of McKendree peo
ple attended services at Stevens
Creek Sunday evening. Rev. Mr.
Brooke preached his farewell sermon.
We i egret very much to lose this
good man and wish him peace and
prosperity in his new field of work.
Mrs. Clifton Hall of Edgefield is
visiting her brothers and sisters in
this community this week.
Mr. Tom Dorn of Greenwood and
his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Dorn of Mc
Kendree spent Saturday night and
Sunday in the home of Mr. S. N. Tim
The McKendree Sunday school is
planning a picnic for the children and
older folks too, the 4th of July being
the day set. The children especially,
are looking forward to the day. Defi
nite plans will be made next Sunday
for the occasion.
Prisoner Returns to Complete
Saluda, June 22.-Avery Walton,
who is serving a six months' federal
sentence in the Saluda jail for vio
lation of the prohibition law, vo?un- [
tarily returned to the jail last week
after being gone since May 7?
He -broke jail on the night of -May j
7, leaving behind a note td the sher
iff stating that he was going tof&ra
some money for his family, who were
in need and would return whehihis
mission was accomplished. True; to
his promise he returned one hight
last week and awaking George Bai-nes
the jailer, asked to be admitted,
which request was granted. Walton
states that he left his family [ suffi
ciently stocked with provisions to-^ast
until he completes his term in jail.
The Illinois Lynching.
"Some were lynched,, some V;ere
burned when the mine was fired,-oth
ers were beaten to death and the ma
jority fell before the scores of bal- j
lets poured into them."
In fact, they were all "lynched,"
these non-union 'miners murdered in
Herrin, Illinois, and the Associated
Press dispatch would have been more
accurate if it had so said. A mob; of
5,000 men set upon other men, over
powered them and kilL - 40 or more
of them. The members of the mob
spy that they were right in killing
their "enemies." The members of the
mob who kill a negro always defend
their act, claiming merit for it. -J
The mob in Illinois burned the mine
structure and with it burned men-to -
death. Atrocities equal to that iave
been done lately in Texas and?; in
Georgia. It is not less cruel to burn
a white man than to burn a negro
the mob in Illinois burned white men.
In Illinois the mob butchered many
victims after capturing them-r-when
the non-union miners were 'jn>; the
power of the strikers.
Indeed, the tragedy in Herrin had
every dennir^g.mnrk o?_a-lynchk?*Kt"
differed from Southern lynchings only;
that no Southern lynching has ever
had so many victims.
What does Representative Dyer
think about it?
What is Representative Madden go
ing to do about it? The lynching oc
curred in Mr. Madden's state-just
as did the lynchings in East St. Louis
and Springfield some years ago, when
negroes were the victims.
That a victim is a worker and the
mob is composed of strikers surely
does not take the killing out of the
definition of mob law, lynch law. Will j
the Dyer bill, if passed, put an end
to affairs likt this in Herrin? If so, i
Representative Dyer has been pro-|
vided with an argument in its favor
more convincing and powerful than
those furnished by Texas, Georgia,
South Carolina and other Southern
Way Cross News.
(Written for last week.)
We sympathize with Mrs. S. S.
Timmerman in the death of her
brother, Mr. Stewart Parkman.
Miss Hazel Ouzts and Mr. J. D.
Moore spent Sunday night with Mr.
J. P. Ouzts of the Pleasant Lane sec
Misses Emma and Margaret Block
er spent last week-end with Mrs. J.
Messrs Jake Bryan and William
Bell made a business trip to Edge
field Wednesday last.
Mrs. Katie Johnson and daughters
visited Mrs. E. J. Parkman Thurs
Messrs. Wyatt McDowell and Wil
liam Bell, Misses Addie Blocker and
Effie Fox were guests of Miss Mattie
Mrs. Lizzie Parkman and son, Joe,
made a trip to Edgefield Thursday.
Mrs. A. G. Ouzts and daughter,
Miss Emily Ouzts, spent Monday in
We the undersigned jury commis
sioners of Edgefield county will draw
in the Clerk of Court's office, June
29th, 36 petit jurors for the July
term of court at 12 o'cl ck.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
J. L. PRINCE,
P. L. COGBURN.
Jury Com. for Edgefield Cc.
Don't say shock absorbers
say "Hasslers."-Y. M. C.
Interesting Letter From Re
Dear Mr. Mims :
Since tomorrow is holiday, I si
try to snatch a few minutes from
regular program and write you a f
words.' Tomorrow is "Dragon Fe:
val." We heard something of dr
ons while in America, but they ?
actually here in China, as far as 1
Chinese are concerned .They can i
ture them perfectly, but when
leave their imagination, we cam
find the much dreaded dragon. I
not yet know the significance of t
feast day. All holidays in China,
think, are days for feasts. At a
rate, we are sometimes as glad to s
a holiday as the students are.
When you last heard from me
think I was in Shanghai. On the m
sion field we are subject to chanj
I was transferred to Soochow to :
a vacancy made by the death of o
of our young men in the academy
did not want to come here because
wanted to do church work. Howevi
I think I am soon to get at the thi:
for which my heart longs. For t
next year I am to be in country eva
gelistic work. I got a glimpse of
recently when I made a trip to t
country to baptize nineteen men. J
this place we had no ordained ma
I am helping in a little Sundi
school that meets at 2:30 p. m. La
Sunday there were fifty-two presen
Miss Bagby and I from the missio
aries, one woman from the Bib
school, and six students from Yat
made up the teaching staff. Amor
the fifty-two, there were tw,p i
three men, three babies and two w
men, the rest being small childre
Last year we had a school there bi
now we-have "not. To get the childre
to coirie we give them cards with pi
tures. If one child brings another, 1
gets two cards. Last Sunday one lar^
boy went up for his "special mei
tion" and extra card. When aske
whom he had brought, he held ont tl
little baby m his arms. Another Ii
tie fellow said he brought anothe
He was too little to bring him hin
self, so his big brother brought hil
up, a little child of a few months oh
Very few of the children can rea(
so we are reviving the old system o
teaching them to read, and at th
same time they are learning abou
the Bible, God-and Jesus. -
In our boy's high school here w
have 180 students, and the girls num
ber more than 100. There are als
four lower primary schools in ou
work in the city. This week we ar
having special services twice a da;
for the boys. The girls had thei
meeting last week and the genera
meeting in the church the week be
fore. There have been some conver
sions. One senior today said that hi
took Jesus as his Saviour and thei
prayed a good prayer. This was in ?
private meeting of only two beside!
the Holy Spirit.
Since coming to China there hav(
come into my life two events of vasl
importance. My transfer to Soochow
has meant much to me in a negative
way, as well as positively. The fad
that I had topart with my friends
and my work in Shanghai was one of
the hardest to face that I have met in
China. The other was the death of
my father last July. This was not
easy. We try to face such things be
fore we come out, and try to be ready
to meet any news like this in the spir
it of submission. But when it comes
so suddenly, it is hard, lonely and
trying. My friends in America and in
China wrote many letters of comfort
and consolation. I deeply appreciated
the sympathy of each. I also should
like to express my thanks and appre
ciation to all those who offered aid
of'all kinds to the family at home
during those hours of heart throbs
One friend sent me the following
lines (borrowed) :
"One less at home; the charmed cir
cle broken, and dear face
Missed day by. day from its accus
But cleansed and saved and perfect
ed by grace ....
One more inTieaven.
One less at home; one voice of wel
come hushed and evermore.
One word of farewell spoken on the
Where parting comes not, one soul
landed more ....
One more in heaven.
One less at home! chill as the earth
born mist the thought would rise
And wrap our footsteps round and
dim our eyes,
But the bright sunbeam darteth
from the skies ....
One more in heaven.
One more at home; this, is not home,
where cramped in earthly mould
Our sight of Christ is dim, our love
But there where face to face we
shall behold ....
Is home and heaven.
One less on earth! its pains, its sor
rows, and its toils to share;
One less the pilgrim's cross to bear;
One more the crown of ransomed
souls to wear
At home in heaven.
One more in heaven, another
thought to brighten cloudy days;
Another theme of thankfulness and
Another link on high our souls to
To home and heaven.
One more at home, that home where
separation cannot be,
That home where none are missed
Lord, Jesus, grant us all a place
At home in heaven."
Yours for the Kingdom,
J. E. JACKSON.
Yates Academy, Soochow, China.
Soochow, China. -
May 3.0, 1922.
Cold Spring News.
The farmers are trying to kill the
grass while the sun is shining.
Mrs. Lizzie Prince has been quite
suck but is able to be up again.
Mr. Jack McClendon and son,
Bruce, m?de a business trip to Edge
Mr. and Mrs. Dempty Bussey and
'ch??^rei? spent ? pleasant afternoon
witn ** . and Mrs. Tom Williams on
Miss Myrtis McClendon wsa a guest
of Miss Carrie May Johnson Saturday
We are sorry to report Mrs. Ned
Holmes does not improve, but is quite
sick. All of her children have been
called to her home. Her oldest son,
Mr. Jim Holmes arrived from New
Orleans last Monday.
Miss Emmie Sue Quarles visited
home folks at Antioch Saturday night
Mrs. Maude Robertson and chil
dren of Modoc also Mrs. Bessie Bled
soe of Johnston visited their moth
er, Mrs. 0. J. Holmes last Sunday.
Mr. Garrett Strom is quite sick at i
the University hospital in Augusta. ;
Hope he will soon be well. 1
The ladies society met at the '
church last Thursday and plans were '
made to get a new carpet for the :
Little Ollie Holmes of Antioch is 1
visiting relatives here this week.
Miss Mattie Stalnaker of Broxton, '
Ga., spent a few days here with 1
friends while on her way to the sum- '
mer school at Winthrop college. s
Our community was made sad by 1
the death of little Ruby Hudson last )
Monday. She died Monday morning J
ai two o'clock and was buried Mon- 1
day afternoon at Red Hill. She was a (
very bright child and v/as loved by
all who knew her. She was three years J
old and leaves her parents, Mr. and <
Mrs. John Hudson, also a baby sis- s
ter, to mourn her loss. ?
Berry picking seems to be the most :
work for the women folks around i
here as there is not much of any <
other kind of fruit. 1
Rev. A. T. Allen of Edgefield will 1
preach for us next Sunday afternoon,
July 2nd, at three o'clock. Hope to
have a large crowd for we do not .
have preaching often here. We are <
glad to say that Rev. J. T. Littlejohn ^
will carry on our revival meeting the ^
third week in August. ,
A Ford touring car was left in ^
front of my house Tuesday, June 6, (
by two young men and it has never ^
been called for. It is a 1921 Model
and the license number is 11,721, S. (
C., 1922. The motor number is 49,- (
275,04 and the switch number is 54. .
J. 0. ATKINSON, j
Colliers, S. C.
Candidates For State Office
Spoke Friday. Small At
tendance. Little In
Although taxes are high, and many
people feel more keenly than ever*
before the expenses of the govern
ent, yet the masses of the people are
taking but little interest in public af
fairs. This was unmistakably shown,
by the small attendance and the lit
tle enthusiasm which was manifest
ad in the state campaign meeting here
Friday. However, it is probable th?t
most people realize that no one of
the state's official family, nor several
of them combined for that matter,
can make the tax burden lighter. Re
Fief along this line must come solely
from the general assembly..
The meeting was presided over by
County Chairman J. H. Cantelou and
notwithstanding the great number of
candidates and the nearly four hours
of speech making the order was per
fect, respectful attention being ac
corded every speaker. The appear
ance of two ladies in the campign
party was-an innovation which prob
ably caused the attendance to be as
large as it was, the audience number
ing about 250.
Thoa. G. McLeod.
The first candidate for governor to
speak was Mr. Thomas G. McLeod
of Bishopvlile. He referred to the
number of great men that Edgefield
bas produced in the past and paid a
tribute to Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard
as one who has had a prominent
part in the making of : history for
Edgefield county. Mr. McLeod is a
lawyer, banker and farmer of Lee
county, his farming operations being
apon an extensive scale. Mr McLeod
said that our people are greatly de
pressed in these terrible days of re
construction. The war not only chang
ed the^ map of " Europe but made as
?reat changes in this country. Our
people must not only adopt a new
system of farming but must? give
more attention to marketing their
products. Rigid economy must be
practiced all along the line and taxes
must be lowered. Mr. McLeod show
ed by the following actual figures
that what our people, are suffering,
nost from is local taxatiqn, rather
than the state levy. The taxes paid
by the people of Edgefield for local
ind county purposes last year was
5106,824; for school purposes they
paid $54,838 and for state purposes
they paid $56,339. The schools of this
county received from the state $11,
913, leaving the net amount which,
?vas actually paid into the state treas
ury by the people of Edgefield last
year only $44,125. Thus it is shown
;hat of all the taxes for 1921, 77 per
cent was kept in the county and only
23 per cent went to the support of the
state government. Mr. McLeod stated
that if there are useless offices they
should be abolished.
He declared himself for the strict
enforcement of all laws on the stat
lte books. He said there can be no
iberty or freedom unless a man is
safe in his home. If elected, he
pledged himself to uphold the law<
Ee said that there are cases in which,
i pardon would be granted but he
ivill never be influenced by sympathy
)r anything else.
In conclusion he stated that he was
i candidate for the office of govern
>r because he has an ambition to
serve in that capacity. In the past he
served two years in the house of rep
resentatives, four years in the sen
ate and four years as lieutenant gov
?rnor and for the past 12 years
ie has devoted his time and atten
;ion to his private interests.
Ex-Gov. Colo L. Blease.
The second speaker among the can
lidates for governor was Ex-Gov.
Sole L. Blease who said he entered
;he race in response to appeals from
;he people, some of whom had never
roted for him before. Having served
is governor two terms, he has no
"urther personal ambition. Mr. Blease
:ondemned the establishment of what
;e termed useless offices in order to
provide some pet with a job. He stat
?d that the appropriation bill has in
:reased from less; than $2,000,000 to
nore than $6,000,0.00. Thousands of
people have been unable to pay their
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