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J. L, MIMS._.Editor.
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The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Card of Thanks, Obilaaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Union Meeting at Gilgal.
The attendance upon the union meet
ing at Gilgal Sunday was large and the
session was profitable. Rev. A. T. Al
len preached an inspiring sermon in the
forenoon and several helpful talks were
made in the afternoon by Mr. R. T.
Strom, Mr. Orlanda Sheppard, Mr. J.
T. Griffis and others. Mr. R. T. Strom
served aa moderator. The next union
meeting of the second division will be
held at B?rea church the last Saturday
and Sunday in October.
The members of Gilgal church and
the people of the community proved
themselves to be charming hosts, as
they always do on such occasions. A
bountiful dinner was served on a public
table and everybody was cordially in
vited to partake of the feast. All who
attended the meeting at Gilgal Sunday
went away gladsome and happy.
Successful Whiskey Raids.
In the matter of law enforcement,
things happened quick and fast in
Edgefield Thursday morning. A bunch
of federal officers dropped in town and
suddenly got busy, with the assistance
of the town marshal and sheriff. Fed
eral officers Kennedy, Baskin, Lyon
and Kay, accompanied by Mr. L. H.
Harling, the town marshal, and Sheriff
W. R. Swearingen, searched the store
of M. W. Holston and found concealed
in the wall, after removing a trap
door or loose plank, about two gallons
of whiskey. In addition to the charge
of violating the federal law, an indict
ment was brought against Mr. Holston
under the town ordinance. Friday morn
ing he pleaded guilty before Mayor Ed
wards and was fined $50.00, which was
After this raid was made the same
group of officers went straightway to
the place of Mr. Pierce Ouzts, and as a
result of a search of the premises found
about two gallons of whiskey, in fruit
jars concealed beneath his butter bean
vines in his garden. In addition to the
federal charge, he likewise was charged
with violation of the town prohibition
ordinance and on Friday pleaded guilty,
being fined $50.00, which was paid.
Thus ended the raids in town, but
federal officers try to be on the job
everywhere and having been informed
that a still was doing business on a
rather large scale three or four miles
southwest of Edgefield, they turned
their faces in that directioa, and not
without results. They failed to find
the still, it having been removed, but
destroyed a large quantity of mash and
beer, whatever that is. No arrests
could be made as the parties had busi
ness elsewhere when the officers visited
their pla ?e.
Woman's Missionary Meeting.
The Woman's Missionary . Union
'will meet at Mt. Zion church the last
.day of August and first of Septem
ber. The programme is in course of
?preparation and Brother Lanham
-who is pastor of Mt. Zion has already
?sent the message that the greatest
-welcome will be given the women
that they have ever received in their
Mrs. J. H. Whitlock president of
the Mt. Zion society has also written
that she is looking forward to the oc
casion with great expectations.
Mrs. Eva. Harris, Western Divi
sion president, Miss Azile Wofford
of Laurens state chairman of Royal
Ambassadors work and Rev. and Mrs.
A. T. Allen and others will be pres
Blanks will be sent out this
week to all societies.
Mrs. J. L. Mims,
-sJ. nothnperhap IrSgio et et aoaa
Card of Thanks.
I take this means of thanking the
people of Edgefield for their efforts
to have me get a reappointment un
der the new administration. I ahio
thank them for the courtesy shown
me during my term as postmaster.
I made the highest mark on my ex
amination . and the people * demon
strated the fact that I was accept-1
ible but I failed to get the endorse
ment of Joe Tolbert, the Republican
C. M. Mellichamp.
Five Years of Faithful Service.
Although having failed to secure
t"he re-appointment as postmaster,
after making the highest mark on the
examination, Mr. Mellichamp closes
his administration, which covers
nearly five years of faithful service,
with distinct honor and credit to
himself. He has had seme very try
ing experiences since h? took charge
of the office in November, 1917.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
volume cf business and responsibil
ity were gr3atly increased during the
war by the sale of thrift and war
saving stamps, receiving at times
nearly $100,000 in these stamps in
these stamps in one day, his office
supplying all the offices in the coun
C. M. Mellichamp.
ty, he has made a record that was
entirely satisfactory to the govern
ment. He also had the trying expe
rience involved in one fire and six
removals of the office from building
during his administration. While
doubtless he made errors, as any
one else would have done, yet the
wonder is that he rendered so near
ly a 100 per cent service under such
trying experience. With office torn
up by frequent removals, disrupting
his system, and too having at times
only the crudest possible equipment,
who could have done better than Mr.
Mellichamp? The Advertiser is
pleased to say to him, "Well done,"
at the close of his term of faithful
Mr. Mellichamp has also had a
very courteous and capable assist
ant in the person of Mr. D. P. Mor
gan, who entered upon his duties
in the post office within two weeks
after he returned from naval duty
in Russia, where he served during
the war. He has likewise served faith
fully and well; being not always at
his post of duty but meeting and
greeting the public in a courteous
manner, it mattered not how great
the provocation to be otherwise. He
likewise deserves our hearty, "Well
Annie Quiller Yet in Jail Here.
The statement was made in The
Advertiser last week that the negro
woman, Annie Quiller, who is in jail
under sentence of two years for
manslaughter, was carried to the
penitentiary Wednesday morning.
Acting upon the advice of the county
attorney, the supervisor secured a
release from the clerk of court for
the woman and also a commitment
to the penitentiary and engaged Mr.
W. E. Ouzts to take the woman to
Columbia Wednesday morning, but
the jailer, acting upon the advice of
the woman's attorney, would not de
liver her to Mr. Ouzts. Therefore the
manner or place for serving her sen
tence is still an undecided question.
Third Division Meeting at
All mission societies of the third
division will be expected at Clarks
Hill on Aug. 10. Come.
Mrs. J. M. Bussey,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W-. T. Kinard Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS A. J. Ouzts of above
County and state made suit to me to
grant him Leeters of Administration
of the Estate of and effects of Eva
Burton of said County and State,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
cite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and creditor of the said
Eva Burton deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at my office at
Edgefield, S. C. on August 12th.,
1922 after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 1st.
day of AUGUST Anno Domini, 1922.
W. T. KINARD, (L. S.)
Probate Judge Edgefield County, S.
Mr. Douglas Timmerman preached
a very interesting sermon at Stevens
Creek last Sunday, and we hope to
have him with us again soon.
A good many of the McKendree
members were with us. We are al
ways so glad to have them.
Gloria, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. T. Hill, is on the sick
list at this writing. We hope she will
soon be well again.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cogburn and
children spent Sunday night with
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bryant.
Mr. Edd Edwards of Saluda
spent last Wednesday night with
G. R. and J. W. Logue.
Mr. M. L. Stevens made a busi
ness trip to Saluda Friday last.
Mrs. W. S. Logue and son Wallace
spent Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Mary Ashley of Fruit Hill.
B. L. Stevens and J. M. Walton
made a business trip to Augusta last
We are sorry to report that little
Maggie Lou Owdom, the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Owdom,
is on the sick list at this writing.
Mary Anna Bryan has been suf
fering with poison Ivy for the last
1 Willie Cogburn spent last week
with his grandmother, Mrs. Thos.
Hall, of the Long Cane Section.
Miss Augusta Walton of Green
ville is visiting her Mother, Mrs.
J. F. and J. W. Logue and Ernest
Bryan attended the campaign meet
ng at Johnston last Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Bell of the Long Cane
section was a visitor in the home of
W. S. Logue Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walton and
little daughter visited the former's
mother, Mrs. Mary F. Walton Sun
Miss Ruth Salter entertained with
a party on Wednesday morning in
honor of her house guest, Miss Roxie
Douglass. Rook was the chief form
of entertainment. The hostess served^
a delicious salad course with iced tea*
Mr. W. A. Pardue Jr. who has
been attending summer school at
Clemson College is at home.
Miss Ela Huitt is at home from a
visit to relatives and friends in At
Miss Julia Wise has returned from
a visit to friends in North Augusta.
Mr. Clay Miller has returned from
a visit to Washington.
Mr. W. B. Bush of Knoxville
Tenn, is visiting his sister, Mrs. J.F.
Black. His nephew, Gilbert Black
will accompany him home for an ex
Mr. Marion Burns of Charleston is
visiting Mr. W. A. Pardue Jr. .
Miss Ray Black is visiting friends
Mrs. W. M. Leopard of Atlanta,
and Miss Belle Pr ivette of Darling
ton are visiting Mrs. J. H. Courtney.
Misses Ida and Margie Ryan of
Alabama, Misses Lucy and Kathryn
Kyle of Beach Island are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Eb Ryan.
(Written for Last Week.)
Mr. T. L. Miller who has been very
ill for several weeks is improving
some, and we hope to see him soon
restored to his natural health.
The Sunday School on last Sunday
elected its quota of delegates to the
Sunday School Convention at Gilgal
which was held on the 19th. and20th.
Those elected as delegates to the
convention were: Messrs T. M. Ad
ams, J. M. Miller, J. M. Holland, F.
B. Adams, and Miss Kate Hammond.
Our Sunday School has enrolled over
one hundred members and there are
others whom we would be glad to
join us in this work. There is Sunday
School every Sunday afternoon at
four o'clock promptly. Come and
bring the little ones.
The barbecue dinner ye old style
will take place at Colliers on Satur
day August, the fifth. There will be
speaking by the candidates for the
various offices also a base ball game
in the afternoon. Cold drinks and ice
cream will be served. The public is
Mrs. Milt. Strager of Iraleperel
enan, Kansas, and Mr. J. Frank Odom
of Girard, Ga., who have been visiting
their brother, Mr. J. M. Holland re
turned home on Thursday last.
Prayer meeting as usual next Sat
urday night conducted by Mr. E. T.
We are glad to report Mr. Ned
Holmes is improving after a severe
illness and trust he will soon regain
his natural health.
There is much talkof a bus line be
tween Colliers and Augusta for
freight and passengers and we be
lieve it will be a step forward for
the progress of the country.
Miss Kate Miller, Miss Nolia Mil
ler and Miss Marie Prescott were
visitors to our' Sunday School last
Sunday. Come again.
Try a box of Dr. ,
a home treatment
granulated foot so
convince you that
days to stop perspj
If you have tendel
out it. Only $1
how much relief y
Miss Winona Kirkland of Ridge
Spring, S. C., spent last week with
Miss Grace Satcher.
Mrs. Perry Salter is able to be out
again, after being very sick.
Mr. Edd Pardue and his two little
daughters carried Mrs. John Wil
liams to the home ot her father-in
law to a family reunion Wednesday.
Miss Maxcine Scott of Vauclues
has been spending a few days with
her relatives of this section.
Rev. and Mr. G. M. Sexton, the
regular pastor of Phillipi church, vis
ited Miss Nora McGee Tuesday. Miss
McGee has been sick for quite a
while but is able to sit up part of
the time now.
Miss Bertie Lee Murrel of Gran
iteville is spending ? few days with
her relatives of this section.
Mrs. Pervis Kirkland' is better.
Miss Lorane Martin returned
home Saturday A. M. after a week's
stay with her uncle, Mr. J. E. Frank
Miss Nellie Scott has returned
home after attending summer school
for six weeks.
The revival at Phillippi was just
fine last week, although the crowd
was small the first of the week on
account of the farmers being busy.
Sey$a members were added to the
church roll. Rev. J. A. Martin who
assisted the regular pastor, Rev. G.
M. Sexton, will also help in the Mt.
Pleasant revival next week.
Mr. J. E. Franklynn v/ent to Gran
iteville on a business trip Saturday.
Mr. W. E. Salter of Columbia, S.
C., visited his father, Mr. Henry
Miss Daisy Yonce visited in this
section last week.
Misses Alloe and Irene Rutledge
of Eureka, S. C., Miss Nova Lee
Yonce of Harmony, and Misses Julia
and Lucile Yonce were the guests
of Miss Ethel Clarke Thursday
Miss Lucile Gunter spent last week
with Miss Ivy Claxton.
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Bush and Mrs.
Mary Cullum visited Mrs. L. A. Mc
Kee Friday P. M.
Mr'. Douglas Timmerman of Edge
field made a real interesting talk on
Wednesday during the revival at
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Jackson and
family dined in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Jackson Saturday.
Mr. J. L. Jackson motored to
Johnson on a business trip Saturday.
Mrs. Nora Belle Carwell is the
guest of her sister, Mr3. Leola Rip
ley this week.
Miss Olive McGee spent Saturday
M. with Miss Grace Satcher.?.
Misses Lottie and Mertie Derrick
and Miss Ivy Claxton went to Ga.
to spend a while with relatives.
Rev. A. C. Baker of Ridgeland
the former pastor of Phillipi was the
welcome guest of old acquaintances
and relatives last week.
Mr. A. E. Satcher went to Aiken
Thursday on a busness trip.
Mr. Judge Sanders of Mt. Pleasant
section dined with Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. Jackson Saturday.
Miss Leola Moyer was the guest
of Miss Lottie Derrick Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs: A. E. Satcher and
family dined in the home of Mr; and
Mrs. L. A. McGee Sunday.
Mr. A. B. Franklynn spent the day
in Johnston Saturday.
Mr. Frontis McGee spent the night
with Mr. Everette Williams Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Franklynn
and family of Johnston, S. C., and
Mrs. Julian Satcher and family were
spend-the-day guests of Mrs. Wade
Sch?lls9 Three Necet
of foot powder for the
ap and foot balm. Th
it is just what your fee
iring. Just the thing
: feet trv a box and voil
.00 per box, and you
ou can get for a dollar i
Frank Franklynn Sunday. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sawyer and ]
family of Warrensville, S. C., spent 1
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. R. i
L. Williams. y
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Satcher are
visiting Mrs. Satcher's mother, Mrs. i
Dock Long, of Saluda County. ?
These Are Inseparably Akin
As your "commenter" strung 1
beans on the porch, she also rumi- '
There seemed nothing more to do -
or to say to the reluctant voter-the :
die seemed cast, the last thread spun,
and words and idea3 and energies '
were all used up-"wha's gwine be, 1
is wha's gwine be" so far as the e- 3
lection is concerned and why not ]
cease to beat the air, why not rest 1
with a big R?
But as the beans dropped into the
pan, ruminations tumbled out of my 1
head and out in the cornfield rang
clear and true an accompanying mel- 1
ody. As I cast about for a "hook" to
hang the attention of our readers 1
upon, that wouid last until the
last day of August, there came clear
ly across the breeze-swept corn, }
"Talk about 'ligion, tain't Nothin but :
love !" There was my "hook", -the
oldest and best of hooks and one the .
world has been hanging on from all
eternity! ' '
If one's "'ligion" is mithin' but 1
love," why surely one's politics ought :
to be that too, for your politics is un- :
doubtedly the fruit of your religion. 1
The more real wide-awake religion '
one has and the more altruistic one 1
grows under the spell of the "'ligion" J
that is nuthin but love," the more 1
will rise up to grasp every opportun- '
ity to give it expression, and the
more apt we are to see the impor
tance of speaking our minds in the 1
coming election, because real red- 1
blooded Christians do their duty. 1
You scoff at the mere suggestion
of saying religion and politics in the
same breath. You say, "What has the 1
love that comes down from God to '
do with politics? Politics is a seeth- ?
ing mass of selfishness and lying and 1
slander." We yield-you are right,
but that is because the devil has got- <
ten into it, and because Christians i
let him get in. Eden became as bad 1
as South Carolina politics, and push- ]
ed the Pennsylvania type pretty ;
close in no time after he dragged his j
slimy trail across its gateway. He i
broke up that Eden and it looks as
if he has succeeded in pulling the j
wool down over the eyes of so many j
of the Lord's sheep that it will take
a long time to get in sight of that
other Eden we are straining our eyes .
to see. (
All he wants us to do is to do noth
ing. There is no greater service you (
can render him than that. A passive
Christian is a delight to his heart, j
Just do nothing and keep him grin- .
ning and winning!
After all that has been written
and printed and said there are scores
of men and women who carry about
with them an air of superiority be
cause they do not "take any interest ?
in politics." They take the claim that 1
it lowers the dignity of Christians to 1
be mussing up their sanctity and hol- |
iness by dabbling in the political 1
quagmire. That sort of sanctity and *
holiness did. not come up from heav
Many people believe that religion
and politics are diametrically op
posed, but they have to get over that
if we are not going to turn this state ?
over to the devil in toto. t
If we do not exert ourselves to put (
into office men and women of sound 1
Christian character, born of God and
with visions and ideals based on the
ssities, which is
hose and shoes,
e first trial will
t need these hot
for swoolen feet,
will not be with
will be surprised
eve of God, we have no right to ex
pect the ungodly to do it for us. The
rind of. government our inertia
netes out to us will be better than
If you are a man and do not feel
:he strong impulse to get in every
stroke for a clean* and righteous ad
ministration in South Carolina you
ire like the fellow from "Georgy"
that Congressman Upshaw tells a
bout, who said, "Politics is so dirty
[ ain't voted for nigh onto 20 years.'?
A.nd like him you are helping on the
festival of filth.
If you are a woman and can not
break away from the bonds of the
past, if you can not step out into the
new liberty that was from all eter
nity your right anyway, if you do
not vote you should not complain if
eve have a government contrary to
your taste, for you have helped to
make it what it shall be.
Remember there is no such thing
as not voting. You shall throw your
vote always to the winning side, ac
cording to parliamentary usage,
whether you cast it in person or not.
If you stay away from the August
primaries you will help elect every
man and woman who is successful.
Love your government better than
Vou do any ideas of your own about
.'woman's sphere,". love the little^
children too well to leave a stone un- -.'
turned that the morale of our state
may be raised, love the future citi
zens of our commonwealth so well
that you wo. i be willing to make
any sacrifice, even unto death to pro
tect its fair name. "Mere man" has
laid down his life often for the hon
or of his country. What about you,
?>h, newly enfranchised?
Is it too much to do to start the
wheels in your head to working and
to think this thing out to a finish and
to action? Had there been more logi
cal thinking there would have been
Do you want a continuation of
war and graft and misrule? If you
io, then go on acting as though the
rovernment of your state is no con
cern of yours.
But if you want peace and law and
arder here in South Carolina you
must shelve every selfish considera
ron and every old worn out argu
ment, and not register your protest
against demagoguery, but you must
?et out among your neighbors and
make it easy for them to do so.
The women of South Carolina are
in the balances today and many of
them do not realize it.
The greatest opportunity of the
age is now at their feet, either for
the picking up or the trampling up
an. Which shall history record?
Oh, Christian women of South
Carolina, know the day of your op
portunity and power and use it for
;he injecting of Christian principles
into the political life of your state
;hat your children and your chil
iren's children may be safe.
E. A. D.
For Sale: One fifty-gallon oil tank
vith pump suitable for kerosene or
notor oil, cost- $15.00 will sell for
57.50, practically new. Also one well
nade ice box with zinc sides and bot
;om for $5.00.
Mrs. Mallie Dorn.
The ladies of Red Hill church will
rive a barbecue at Red Hill August
;he 10th., the proceeds to go to the
murch for payment on carpet.
Sverybody is asked to attend.
Mrs. E. C. Bussey.
Cold Springs, S. C.