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VCML87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1922. _No' 24
Lightning Strikes Barn. Lu
therans Enjoy Picnic. W.
C. T. U. Met With
Miss Ray Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Derrick spent
the past ten days at Summerland
College where an institute has been in
progress. They took a special course
in Bible, both being Sunday school
teachers in the Lutheran church here.
Mrs. James White will go to the
mountains on the 26th, her general
health not being good, and she hopes
that the mountain air will be bene
Miss Marie Lewis has returned
from visits to Thomson and Macon,
Mrs. Lilla Ready is at the city hos
pital in Columbia, having had her
Miss Theora Fleming of Gaines
ville, Fla., has arrived to spend a
while w ith her sister, Mrs. J. W.
Miss Marion Dorn has returned to
McCormick after a visit in the home
of her uncle, Mr. Claude Lott.
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis has been sick
during the past week, but is now able
to be up again.
Mrs. Minnie Strother and Miss
Gertrude Strother were welcome vis
itors here Thursday. Miss Strother
has been teaching at Cheraw during
the past term, and her mother re
sided there during the year, that the
two might be together. They are now
visiting Mrs. Ruby Strother Branch,
who resides at Fruit Hill.
Mrs. Fletcher who has been criti
cally ill for the past two weeks, is
Mr. Shep Sawyer, who was operat
ed on for appendicitis at Margaret
Wright hospital about two weeks gao,
expects to return to his home the lat
ter part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and
children have been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. M. W. Clarfc
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Holmes have
gone to Edgefield to reside, and their
many friends here regret that they
have decided to make their home else
The friends of Mrs. James Cullum
will be delighted to know that she is
at her home here again and that her
health is much improved.
Mr. Henry Turner of Lakeland,
Fla., has been for a visit to his broth
er, Mr. Jim Turner.
Miss Katherine Rutland of Bates
burg, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Miss Margaret McGhee has return
ed to Columbia after a visit to Miss
es Catherine and Estelle Wright.
Miss Janie Bruce is visiting Miss
Bessie Bean. Miss Alice Lowry, who
has been a guest in this home has re
turned to Florida.
Mr. W. A. Bradfield, of Charlotte,
N. C., arrived Friday for a vacation,
and he and his wife are guests in the
home of the latter's father, Mr. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Herlong are
now domiciled in the residence re
cently vacated by Mr. Willis Holmes.
On Friday evening during the
storm the lightning struck the barn
of Mr. Lewis Holmes, burning it and
Miss Edna Bailey of Greenwood
was a welcome visitor here for the
week-end in the home of Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. P. N. Keesee entertained the
Narcosa club on Saturday afternoon
in a very pleasant manner, and each
one thoroughly enjoyed the two hours
spent with the hostess.
Mrs. Oscar Watson, who is now
living in North Carolina, is here for
a visit to friends and relatives.
Mrs. Lizzie Crim hi welcomed back
after a long stay in Hampton with
her daughter, Mrs. Rhodes. Mrs.
Rhodes accompanied her, and will vis
it in the families of her brothers.
Mrs. Thomas Willis of Williston is
visiting in the home of her father,
Mr. John Sawyer.
Mrs. Horace Wright arrived on
Monday to visit her sisters, the Miss
es Sawyer, and other relatives.
The members of the Lutheran
Sunday school enjoyed a picnic one
day last week, and a good time in
general was had. Some of the mem
bers who reside on farms, * brought
boxes of luscious fruits, and water
melons, and this helped to make it a
Mrs. Gilbert and the little children
are at home from a visit to relatives
in Sumter and Bennettsville.
Mr. Russell Wright is now spend
ing a while in the home of his daught
er, Mrs. Lonnie Eidson, near town.
Mr. Bartow Walsh, Sr., of Sumter,
is visiting in the home of his son, Mr.
Miss Maizie Kinard is attending
summer school at Summerland col
lege, and from there, will go to take
a special course at one of the other
colleges of the state.
Miss Sara Norris who has been in
Columbia is enjoying a vacation at
her home here.
Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta is
spending this month here with rela
Mrs.'Mary Waters and Miss Mallie
Waters have gone to Springfield to
visit Mrs. David Phillips.
Miss Workman of Cross Hill is a
guest in the home of her brother
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese of Colum
bia is visiting Mrs. T. R. Denny and
Mrs. Georgia Turner.
The W. C. T. U. met Friday with
Miss Ray Scott, Mrs. T. R. Denny,
presiding. The union placed the stamp
of its disapproval on the fact that one
of the ponds' allowed bathers and
swimmers on Sunday as well as week
days. A petition was signed by the
members to be presented to the own
er, asking that he not allow this.
There were several matters pertain
ing to the advancement of the work
of the union, that were discussed.
One more member was added to the
list gained by the membership drive.
The members learned with pleasure
that the next state convention will
convene in Newberry and the presi
dent urged those that could do so to
attend. The meeting was concluded
with the program :on social morality.
The- fri??ds here of Rev. Pearce
Kinard of Greenwood, sympathize
with him in the death of his mother,
which occurred last week at her home
at Epworth. She had nearly reached
the age of 100 years and was a won
derful woman, and such a life as hers
will be her greatest monument.
Public Highway Extravagance.
To issue bands for highway con
struction without making an adequate
provision for maintenance is an in
excusable and extravagant waste of
public money. In times past thou
sands of miles of highway have been
constructed and worn out before the
first of the series of bonds have been
matured, and a second issue had to
be sold to make the roads passable.
Often an effort is made to spread con
struction work over too great a mile
age, and while this either shows poor
business judgment or a disregard for
the best interests of the taxpayers, it
does not approach in wastefulness
the construction of expensive road
ways without providing for their up
Thus far in the history'of road en
gineering no type of construction
has been found to withstand heavy
traffic and the vagaries of the weath
er without receiving constant atten
tion. In many countries where roads
are being constructed for the future
as well as for the present, a mainte
nance fund is voted and road patrols
constantly employed. This is the only
way in which taxpayers will ever re
ceive adequate benefits for the money
W. A. Palmer, of Canadian, Tex
as, secretary of the Dallas-Canadian
Denver Highway Association, says:
"The greatest waste we have in
public funds is the construction of
public roads without providing for
upkeep and repairs."
As secretary of this highway as
sociation Mr. Palmer is making an ef
fort to sink this truth into the minds
of taxpayers along the route which
it traverses. In this he is performing
a service for which the people should
be grateful. As Mr. Palmer says,
"Even dirt roads can be maintained
by dragging, an inexpensive but ef
fective method of making them pas
No taxpayer should vote for a
bond issue for highways unless he is
satisfied that the roads thus construc
ted will be properly cared for.-Farm
Congressman W. D. Upshavr^
W. D. Upshaw, Congressman from?
Georgia will visit Edgefield Sunday;!
speaking in the morning at the Metfi-..
odist church at ll o'clock and in the;
evening at 8:30 at the Baptist
The opportunity to hear Mr. Upr'
shaw is an unusual one, but he comes*
to Edgefield from time to time beV;
cause he likes the people. This is his';
first vis*it since he was elected'/t?.
Congress, and he is one man who. has'.
Congressman W. D. Upshaw, of
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no apologies to make to anyone, for.
his views. He does not allow politics'
or any living power to influence him"
from speaking his mind and his mind
is steadfast for the right.
He is just from the firing line in
Congress, and if any man can tell
you the truth about the liquor, ques
tion, he can.
There is no compromise in him and j
he is every inch a mari, the kind-t^
world needs tuday, unflinching ''ahU|
He has come through much tribu
lation to his present estate, but he
has come up the straight and narrow
path to victory.
Come and hear such a man Sunday
morning in the Methodist church, and
those who hear him then, will need
no further urging to come to the Bap
tist church Sunday evening.
He will speak on the same subject
Sunday morning and evening, but he
will not say the same things. He has a
supply of it to last over many speak
Everybody in Edgefield county
who is interested in the solution of
the whiskey problem will become en
lightened by what Mr. Upshaw will
Birthday Dinner and Reunion.
A lovely day was spent the fourth
of July at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Corley. Quite a number of
friends and relatives gathered at the
old home, as secretly planned, to a
great surprise birthday dinner given
by the children to their fond parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Corley. As the morning
was passing away the children kept
coming until the whole family of nine
was present, and such a happy day
was spent, laughing and talking of
the long days gone by. It brought
back memories to the parents when
all the children used to be at home
Just about 12:30 everybody was
invited out to dinner under the beau
tiful umbrella china trees. The long
table was found piled with everything
imaginable to eat, cakes, pies, salads,
hash, meats of every kind. The table
was beautifully decorated with birth
day cakes, one having 70 candles, the
other one 60.
After dinner ice cream and cake
were served and the large basket of
useful presents was brought in. Mr.
and Mrs. Corley have been married
43 years and have nine children and
Notice to Enrollment Com
This is an appeal to the respective
Enrollment Committees throughout
our county to urge and assist as far
as possible, enrollment of voters, both
male and female, as Tuesday next,
July 25th, is the last day of enroll
J. H. CANTELOU,
South Carolina Farmers Join
'V' jMore than a thousand South Caro
3|?a farmers have joined the Tobac
co Growers' Cooperative Association
as; a result of the campaign which
reached 52 towns of the belt. Four
|jjwns have just gone solidly co-op
tative and Aynor, Kingstree, Flor
ece and Timmonsville have closed
fl open floors. *
Florence, the headquarters town of
$he Association, after closing all auc
tion warehouses last week, is putting
'jim the most intensive drive yet at
tempted by any city of the State.
-.; The number of contracts reaching
.headquarters has increased week by
week, as committees of business men
and bankers from Mullins, Timmons
ville, Kingstree, Florence and other
^enters have toured the country for
P Tobacco farmers are now thor
oughly roused to the need of organi
zation for marketing and leaders of
the Association prophesy that anoth
er thousand growers will join with the
big Cooperative in the few days that
?remain to August 1st, when the As
sociation will refuse to accept any
contracts for the crop of 1022.
: - T. C. Watkins, Jr., Director of
^Warehouses for the Association has
expressed his satisfaction with the
warehouse situation. He now has over
.65 warehouses ready for operation
in the South Carolina belt.
Dr. J. Y. Joyner, Chairman of the
Warehouse Committee, S mator J. A.
Brown, Director from rth Caro
lina, W. D. Hill and E. 1 xdurant
from Virginia, and Joh cs of
Kentucky are leadin^ ^king
in the drive whch reach. L. *-^ty,
^Conway, Cades, Cowards, Lamar,
Pamlico, Marion, Mullins, Nichols,
Orlanta, Loris, Lake View, Fairmont,
Whiteville, Dillon and Lumberton
'y McKendree News. .
.'?.".''Un'last "Sunday morning 'quite ?"
number attended service at McKen
dree, a good sermon being delivered
by the pastor, Rev. R. M. Tucker.
On Friday of last week the third
quarterly conference was held at Mt.
Carmel. Rev. E. S. Jones, presiding
elder, preached in the morning. In
the afternoon the time was taken up
concerning the church business.
Quite a number of McKendree folks
attended and enjoyed the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Zonnie Dorn and
family spent Saturday night with Mr.
and. Mrs. F. P. Walker.
Court Crier W. E. Turner is back
home after several days of duty at
Miss Narcie Turner has returned to
Atlanta, Ga., after spending ten days
Miss Lenna Matthews has been vis
iting in the home of Mr. J. C. Buz
The prospect for a corn crop looks
a little more promising in this sec
tion as it has begun to grow, but we
are sorry to report that the outlook
for a cotton crop is indeed very
Cotton Carry-Over Disap
By August 1 there will be very lit
tle, if any spinnable cotton of Ameri
can production left in the world. The
carry-over from year to year, which
is really essential for the safe guard
ing of consumers, but unjustly used
as a club to hammer down prices to
the farmers, has been disappearing
rapidly, and now spinners are begin
ning to wonder just where their sup
plies are coming from.
The final ginners' report placed
the 1921 American crop at 7,953,
641 bales of 500 pounds each, as
compared with 13,270,970 bales pro
duced in 1920. Thus far this season
the world has taken nearly 12,000,
000 bales of American cotton and
there is now in stock scarcely enough
staple to keep the mills running un
til the new crop is moving.
Consumption of cotton is increas
ing, It is predicted by members of
the trade that the world will take ful
ly 13,000,000 bales of American cot
ton at a fair price next year, provid
ed it is produced. No one, however,
has yet predicted a 13,000,000 Amer
ican crop in 1922. Rather has the es
timate been centered around the 10,
000,000 bale mark. Therefore it will
be good business for every farmer
who has planted cotton to make a su
preme effort to produce as much per
acre as possible. Cotton should not be
neglected. It should be cultivated reg
ularly and consistently until time to
pick. Constant cultivation destroys
many boll weevils by knocking them
from the plant onto the hot ground
where many of them die. Constant
cultivation also conserves moisture
and forces a more rapid development
of the plant and fruit. It looks like
a year when every boll will be worth
picking and saving, and every added
boll secured will be so much money
in the producer's pocket.-Farm and
Representative of Coates-Cop
pock Estate Visits Edgefield.
All descendants of the Coates and
Coppock families of Edgefield will be
interested to know that one day last
week Mr. Monell, of Washington, D.
C., representing the firm of Abbott
& Monell, paid a visit to Edgefield in
the interest of the heirs of the
Coates-Coppock estate. He was look
ing for all original papers, family Bi
bles, or anything which will give
some clue to the original lease of land
given by the Coates-Coppock ances
tors of the valuable lands in Penn
There are a great many descend
ants of the Coates family in Edgefield
and other states and among some of
these descendants there may be a
paper which contains the very data
the lawyers need to uproot and un
settle the city of Philadelphia and '
many towns and villages in that
I state. The older the paper, the more
valuable it may be as this lease was
made something like a hundred
'James Coates settled in Edgefield
county before 1800, and lived and
died on the land granted his father
in-law, James Scott before the revo
lution. James Scott married Hannah
j Beale, and James Coates carried
;their daughter Elizabeth. Scpt^,. They
were the ancestors of hundreds of
people in Edgefield county. All the
Allens, Smylys, Warrens and their
descendants are of Coates descent.
Mrs. James 0. Sheppard is a de
scendant of the Coppock family, her
mother being president of the asso
ciation in South Carolina. Mr. Mon
ell stated that there were eighteen
hundred heirs who belong to the as
sociation and assisting in establishing
the claims. The lawyers have regular
headquarters in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Monell was the guest of Mr.
James 0. Sheppard while in Edge
Appeal Made to Women.
To the Women of South Carolina:
The Democratic club books have
been open for several weeks, yet a
very small per cent, of the women in
South Carolina have enrolled. Only a
few days remain before the closing
of the books. If you are conscious of
your new privilege and solemn duty
as citizens of the state, and if you
are interested in the future welfare
and progress of South Carolina, GO
TODAY to your voting precinct and
SIGN THE CLUB ROLL.
Bear in mind that your former reg
istration for previous elections will
not enable you to vote in the August
primary. If you want to have a voice
in the coming election in August, you
must enroll with your nearest Dem
ocratic club before Tuesday, July
Mrs. Leroy Springs,
Nat. Dem. Committeewoman
from South Carolina.
Notice to Ladies.
The enrollment books for the Au
gust primary close the last Tuesday
in July. It is your duty as well as
your privilege to participate in the
elections then to be held. Heretofore,
the sole responsibility of govern
ment has been with the men-now it
is equally divided between the men
I respectfully urge each and every
woman in Edgefield County above
the age of twenty-one years to en
roll and vote on election day. Xt has
been suggested that if you vote you
will be required to serve on the jury
and pay poll tax. This is an error."
Voting casts no additional responsi
bility upon you as the 1921 Legisla
ture passed an act exempting female
voters from jury duty.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Chairman W. C. T. U. Citizen
ship Department Calls on
Women to Enroll.
Columbia, S. C.,
July 18, 1922.
My Dear Comrades of the White Rib
As your chairman of citizenship I
want to call upon every Urion and
every member of every Union. We
are citizens of South Carolina and we
can and should perform our rights as -
citizens and perform our duty.
This year we have the opportunity
for the first time ?of voting in the
primary election and nominating a -
Governor, a State Superintendent of
Education, other state officers, Con
gressmen and members of the legis-- -
We want men and women of integ
rity, ability and with the necessary
qualifications to represent us effi
ciently. We stand first of all for law
enforcement, the just punishment of
crime and the intelligent handling of
the various questions that are sure
Remember it is not in the power of
any governor to reduce taxes and
that our state taxes, which go largely
to the support of schools, public
health and public welfare, are only
about 3 per cent of the taxes we pay,
and the reduction of 1-2 or one mill
might cripple the institutions that
are established and doing such ex
cellent work and would not reduce
the individual taxes in any appr?cia- ?
Please see that the members of
your Union are enrolled in the Demo- -
It is not necessary to have paid -
your taxes or to have registered to
enroll, all that the law requires is
that every white Democrat, 21 years
old or over in the Democratic Club
book in every voting precinct
Only 8 days remain. The books will
close July 25th.
Let you slogan be "Every woman
an enrolled voter."
Bertha T. Munsell,
Ch'm. Citizenship Dept.
Baptist Sunday School Picnic.
The Sunday school picnic on Fri
day was a great success, the most
largely attended perhaps in the his
tory of our Baptist picnics. The
amusements were swimming for
those who knew how, and those who
were not possessors of this knowl
edge were as well pleased to be spec
tators and enjoy it by proxy.
Swimming is recommended as one
of the most healthful and strength
producing of all sports. The swim
ming pool is an accompaniment now
of all up-to-date colleges and Y. M.
C. A.'s, and what young people learn
under legitimate circumstances, they
will continue to do.
Mr. Hightower was most enthusi
astic in arranging for transportation
and assisting in making the occasion
A most bountiful repast was spread
on the table just at sunset, and when
the people had turned away having
partaken of the feast, there was still
as much left for as many again.
The members of the K. K. club are
enjoying a camping trip on Mathis*
Miss Julia Wise is visiting Miss
Alice McKie of North Augusta.
Miss Lois Black is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. B. B. Hare, of Saluda.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Rentz have re
turned from a visit to relatives and
friends in North Carolina.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., is at home
from a visit in Lexington.
Miss Miss Marguerite Smith of Co
lumbia was the guest of her mother,
Mrs, Joe S. Smith the past week-end.
Miss Louise Haltiwanger of Nine
ty Six is the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
G. W. Wise.
I Mr. Frank Dairs of Congaree was
the guest of friends the past week
Mr. Clay Miller of Richmond, Va,,
who has been visiting his grandpa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, is
on a camping trip near Washington.
Miss Catheryn Marsh is visiting
Miss Daisy Smith of Johnston.
FOR SALE: Five good young,
milch cows and six head of choice
M. C. PARKER. '