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Wednesday, August 16.
Do not be absent but vote on Au
gust 29. Your ballot may elect some
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Would that South Carolina had
more constructive statesmen and
fewer destructive politicians.
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Well, if Mr. Ford did not get any
thing else, he got considerable free
advertising out of his Muscle Shoals
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When a man makes a purchase of
""booze powders" one immediately
thinks of the old saying that "a fool
and his money are soon parted."
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If it would do any good, hundreds
of farmers would send out the Mace
donian cry, "Come over and help
us." They are being swamped by the
m . ?* m
People have become so accustom
ed to crime and blood shed that the
taking of human life, however cow
ardly and revolting the crime, causes
but little comment.
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While some governors made a
name for themselves by setting pris
oners free, Governor Harvey is mak
ing a name for himself by searching
the highways and hedges for unwor
thy men who are out on paroles.
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Some light headed as well as light
footed, woman has said that a man
who is a poor dancer makes a mighty
poor husband. Well, what about the
fellow who can't dance at all? Doubt
less some young women whose ages
are 21-plus would like, at least, to
take the non-dancing fellow on pro
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The overwhelming victory last
week of the "drys" in Ohio, formerly
one of the wettest states in the un
ion, must have been just a bit dis
concerting to the members of the
forty-odd organizations that have
sprung into existence with the avow
ed purpose of overthrowing the 18th
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The great need of Edgefield right
now is a market, such as Greenwood,
Newberry and some other towns
have. But these markets are only
possible where farm and home dem
onstration agents promote them
Who in Edgefield would individually
establish such a public market? No
-one will. But in counties that have
these public servants markets are es
-.tablished by them.
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Men, Bestir Yourselves.
Ye boys and men had better bestir
.yourselves lest the women, in com
ing to the front by such leaps and
.bounds, crowd you out of the front
Tank professions and make of you
lewers of wood and drawers of wa
ter. The scholarship ni the state med
ical college in Charleston from this,
the second, congressional district
has been awarded to a young woman.
And you can bet your boots that
Governor Harvey would not have
given it to her had she not been
worthy of it. Mark you, now as never
before, intelligence, or rather the de
veloped mind, easily finds its way to
the top. Sex ?3 no longer a barrier.
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Human Form Most Beautiful.
Recently a group of artists gather
ed in London were discussing the
question, What is the most beautiful
thing in the world? One said a ship
in sail gliding majestically along. An
other said a sunset possesses match
less beauty and still others made
known their conception of the beau
tiful, when finally one artist said the
form of a child, the human form, is
the most beautiful object in the
Created in image of God, why
should not this "temple not made
with hands" be voted first place
among the beautiful objects of
<earth? It fails to be the most beau
tiful only when marred and scarred
through the transgression of Divine
Women a Political Factor.
Who said women would not vote,
if given the ballot? Well, a goodly
number of men said it two years
ago, some of the old moss-backs in
Edgefield being among them.
Wht are the facts? Although this
is the first year in which women have
been able to participate in an elec
tion they are already recognized as
a tremendous, even a deciding, fac
tor. In Edgefield county about one
fcurth of the enrolled voters are wo
men and in the state at large it is es
timated that one-third of those who
have registered are women. The en
rollment in 1920 was 152,035 and
in 1922 it is 226,581.
Say what you will, a better day,
politically, at least, has dawned in
South Carolina. What has so com
pletely transformed one of the can
didates for governor, in that hereto
fore he went up and down South
Carolina as a roaring lion announc
ing in undemocratic style that he
would stand by his friends, while
now he, with lamb-like inoffensive
ness, states that he will, if elected,
be governor of all the people. Does
he not know that at least a large por
tion of the 75,000 women who are
qualified to vote in the primary will
not stand for such politics?
Vesting women with the ballot will
mean cleaner politics, more capable
men in office and a better adminis
tration of public affairs. Just as com
ing events cast their shadows before
them, already there is an upward
trend in public affairs. Women are
now a political factor.
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Candidates Make Rash Statements.
Some office seekers seem to have
no scruples in making their appeals
to the voters for their support. We
have- been reading with interest the
reports of some of the campaign
meetings in the. Piedmont counties
and it is amazing how unfounded and
how unwarranted are some of the
statements made by some candidates.
Surely no intelligent voter will be
deceived by them. For instance, one
candidate for the legislature told the
voters that it is "bad legislation that
has brought the people to their pres
ent condition." Nothing is further
from the truth than this statement
and the man who made it knew it to
be false. But he hoped to make some
unthinking voter dissatisfied with the
established order of things on the
one hand and on the other held him
self up as the Moses to lead the peo
ple out of the existing chaos.
What had legislation to do with
the sudden drop in the price of cot
ton from 43 cents to around 10
What has legislation had to do
with the damage wrought by the boll
weevil? And herein lies the chief
cause of our ?nancial troubles.
Could our farmers produce cotton
now as they did in 1914, even if the
price were only 10 cents, they could
gradually rebuild their wasted for
tunes and pay off the mortgages that
now weigh so heavily upon them.
Why will some candidates for of
fice thus make rash statements and
charges that are altogether unwar
ranted for the purpose of deceiving
and misleading the people? Men who
are really worthy of the people's
support will take higher ground, as
did Henry Clay when he exclaimed
in a speech, "I would rather be right
than be president."
The protracted meeting closed at
McKendree church on last Sunday.
Rev. L. W. Johnson of Gilbert cir
cuit preached throughout the week.
Thirty-odd members united with the 1
church. We are sorry to see such a
good meeting come to a close, how- ?
ever, we hope the good accomplished
J during this meeting will prove last- 1
Rev. R. M. Tucker began a meet- 1
ing at Traywick church on last Sun
day, assisted by Rev. Mr. Morris, con
ference evangelist. The meeting al
so began at Stevens Creek Baptist >.
church, Rev. Mangum preaching.
The county campaign meeting will ]
be held at McKendree church next
Saturday. Everybody is invited to j
Mrs. R. P. McCary and son, Car- <
roi of Greenwood have been visiting
relatives the past week. ]
Mr. Raymond Timmerman who
has been quite sick is able to be up (
again. We hope he wll soon be J
Mr. Hollie Turner of Greenwood
has been spending several days with *
Miss Lenna Matthews of Fruit Hill j
spent last week with Miss Mattie .
Miss Augusta Walton of Green- x
ville spent several days last week
with her sister, Mrs. Davis Timmer- ?
The weather has been very pleas- c
ant for the past week, but don't ex
pect it will last long. t
Death of Mr. Julian Dozier
About sunrise Monday morning
Mr. Julian D. Holstein passed.away
it his home on Main street after
nany months of suffering. Although
e'er some time practically no hope has
aeen entertained for his recovery.,
awing to the character of his illness,
pet the announcement of his death
ivas a shock to his friends. Very sud
denly last summer the health of Mr.
Holstein failed and he at once con
sulted the most celebrated special
ists, both North and South, in the
hope of finding relief, but no relief
cams. From the time he succumbed,
his physical decline has been steady,
the disease baffling every effort at
checking it. Mr. Holstein spent much
time in some of the leading hospitals
of the country but nothing known to
science could relieve him. He made a
brave fight, exhibiting a fortitude
rarely ever seen anywhere, and ex
pressed during his illness full confi
dence in the future. Both at home
and while away, he received the best
attention that could be provided. Be
sides the unceasing attention of
loved ones, skilled physicians - and
trained nurses were constantly min
istering to him.
Mr. Holstein was not an old man,
being only 58 years of age at the
time of his death. He was born in
the Ridge section of Edgefield coun
ty May 17, 1864, and after attending
the neighborhood school, the best
available in those days, he attended
the South Carolina University. In his
early young manhood Mr. Holstein
came to Edgefield to engage in busi
ness, the major portion of his life
being devoted to merchandising. At
the time his health failed he was in
active management of the oldest
drug business in Edgefield which he
owned and managed with pronounced
success. About 1895 Mr. Holstein
served as mayor of Edgefield several
terms, giving the town a business
like administration of its affairs.
Since that time he has been urged to
serve in that capacity again but be
ing unobtrusive and devoid osten
tation he shrank from needless pub
licity,' always prefering to pursue the
even tenor of his way in the private
walks of life. .
Mr. Holstein possessed unusual
business acumen and always made a
success of whatever he undertook.
Although never robust, he possessed
remarkable strength and energy, al
ways doing with all his might what
?ver he set about to do. This indom
itable perseverence, together with a
ietermination to succeed, was in part
it least the secret of his success in
business. Although he had amassed
considerable wealth and was abun
dantly able to relax and take his
?ase, yet nothing was more foreign
;o his nature. Mr. Holstein was hap
piest and best satisfied when he was
it his post of duty looking after the
iaily routine of business.
Mr. Holstein was a member of the
First Baptist church, having united
with the church during the pastorate
)f Dr .C. E. Burts. On January 8,
1891, he was married to Miss Lou
Brunson, who was born and reared
;n the home in which she now re
sides. She and their only son, Mr. Ju
lian D. Holstein, Jr., survive him.
The funeral was conducted at the
lome Tuesday afternoon at four
j'clock, by his pastor, Rev. A. T. Al
en, and former pastor who baptized
lim, Dr. C. E. Burts of Columbia.
The interment took place in the fam
ly square in the village cemetery im
nedately after the funeral.
Mr. Holstein is also survived by
ive sisters, Mrs. T. H. Hill of Green
wood, Mrs. Kate Lynch, Mrs. Lizzie
Tompkins, Miss Lena Holstein and
VIrs. M. A. Taylor of Edgefield.
The numerous and very beautiful
loral tributes were mute expressions :
)f sympathy and esteem from rela
tes and friends.
Woman's Missionary Union.
To be held at Mount Zion, August
51st and September 1st.
Devotions-W. M. U. Watchword,
Philippians 4:13, Mrs. A. T. Allen.
Welcome-Rev. P. B. Lanham,
Response-Mrs. T. J. Briggs, Har
ly's W. M. S.
Introduction of visitors and new
Roll call of Woman's Mission So- \
:ieties, each responding with the
jest feature of their society this year
>r since annual meeting.
Recognition of Honor Roll socie
Report of presidents of divisions: '
(1) Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, (2) Mrs. !
Prescott Lyon, (3) Mrs. J. M. Bus- 1
Report of Miss Kellah Fair, treas
Report of Mrs. J. L. Mims, super- :
Address-Mrs. Eva Harris, presi
lent Western division. i
News from Jacksonville Conven- J
ion, Mrs. Abner Broadwater. 1
Note these New Prices
?X& July 29,1922, the lowest
\S prices ever quoted on U. S.
Passenger Car Tires went into
effect-Royal Cords included.
These new prices should give
confidence to dealers and car*
owners that no lower basis of
quality tire prices will prevail.
Bear in mind that these prices
apply to the most complete
line of quality tires in the
world. Remember, too -
as you read the follow
ing table - that U. S.
quality has been posi<
30 x 3 Cl.
30 x 3% "
33 x 5 "
Nobby Chain Usco
federal Excise Tax on the above has been
absorbed by the manufacturer
The dealer with a full line of U. S.
Tires at these new prices caa serve
you better than you have ever
been served before in the his*
tory of the automobile.
If there ever was any fan
cied advantage in shopping
around for tires it disap
peared on July 29,1922.
C. 3. Sr. Oo.
and Straight Side
United States Tires
United States ? Rubber Company
V. E. EDWARDS & BROS.,
Johnston, S. C.
Greetings from Mr. 0. Sheppard,
Moderator of Edgefield Association
for twenty-five years.
Miscellaneous. Appointment of
committee on Time and Place. Reso
Y. W. A. Session. 2 ;p. m.
Miss Emmie Lanham presiding.
Devotions-Mark 14:18, Mrs. H.
H. Smith, Jr., Edgefield.
Report of superintendent, Miss
Recognition of all auxiliaries and
R. A. leaders, each telling the best
feature of their work since last an
Distribution of Honor Roll badges.
Message from State Superinten
dent of Y. W. A., Mrs. G. E. Davis.
Address-The 20th Century Op
portunity for the Young Woman's
Auxiliary, Miss Flora Barrett, grad
uate nurse and student at the Train
Suggestions and Report from
chairman Mission Study, Mrs. B. L.
"The Training School"-Miss Min
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen, pastor
First Baptist Church of Edgefield.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman presiding.
Roll Call of all Sunbeam bands,
each responding with a song or
Honor Roll societies recognized.
Talk by Miss Flora Barrett.
"Why eW Know What We Know"
-exercise by leader and children.
Address-Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Hymn and Prayer.
Report on Personal Service, Mrs.
W. G. Wells.
Report on Hospital supplies.
Election of officers.
Reading of Associational Policy.
Consecration Service led by Mrs.
A. T. Allen, watchword 1923, II Cor.
How Your Hootch is Made.
This editorial is primarily for the
benefit of the man who drinks moon
shine liquor. Others who are not
thus engaged in poisoning their bod
ies will find it of interest.
The most inveterate hootch hound
in Mississippi, if he drinks could but
see how the stuff he drinks is made,
would swear off forever.
Hardly a drop of the moonshine
whiskey being sold in Jackson came
'rom a place that bore any resem
jlance to sanitary surroundings.
On the contrary, the average
? moonshine still is a place of inde
scribable dirt, filth and squalor.
The Daily News has, with the per
, mission of Prohibition Director M.
?H. Daily, examined some of the writ
iten reports submitted to the federal
'government by prohibition enforce
ment officers describing the stills
j they have raided during the past few
At one place not far distant from
Jackson the officers found a dead
black snake, about six feet long, bad
ly decomposed, in a barrel of mash
from which the liquor had been
At another still where the barrel
of sour mash was buried in the
ground a decayed bull frog was
found, floating on top.
At a still of large capacity the cap
of the still was so filthy that it had
been fly-blown and infested with
maggots. The plant was in operation,
! and the "white lightning" was being
filtered through the maggots.
Up in Director Daily's office you
I will see scores of liquor samples tak
en from stills which showed, on
chemical analysis, that concentrated
lye was used in the clarifying pro
These liquor are manufactured by
men who are ignorant of the first
element of the laws of fermentation
or the rules of sanitation. They con
coct the deadly stuff f by main
strength and awkwardness, so to
speak, the sole and only aim being to
evolve something with a powerful
kick in it, and they give never a
thought to how dangerous or poison
ous it may be.-Editorial, Jackson
(Miss) Daily News. i
The Antioch Meeting.
The fourth county campaign meet
ing was held at Antioch last Satur
day and, like the former meetings,
it was characterized by the best of
order. The people of no county in
the state deport themselves better)
than do the Edgefield people at their)
campaign meetings, and also at all
of their other public meetings. The
I candidates for the house of represen
tatives spoke at Antioch. We regret )
that pressing duties prevented us
FOR SALE: Pure, delicious honey.
Machine extracted which is the only
way to make it absolutely free from
bee bread, smoke or any other for
WARREN & CANTELOU.
?iiWl >??'\ iS THE OWLY
EENUIN E ARNICA SAUT?
The last county campaign meeting
of the series of meetings arranged
by the executive committee will be
held at Edgefield in the court house
Tuesday, August 22, and everybody
is invited to be present. The ladies
especially are invited to attend.
J. E!. CANTELOU,
Citizens' Meeting in Court
Responding to a call to meet in
the court house, a large number of
representative citizens of the town
assembled Friday nihgt to consider
the matter of supplying fuel for the
power house, a disagreement having
arisen among the members of the
board of public wroks. Major W. A.
Collett was elected chairman and
stated concisely and clearly the ob
ject of the meeting. Mr. Stewart, a
member of the board, stated to the
meeting that the board had declined
to accept a proposition which Mr.
M. W. Shi ve had made to furnish
shavings from his planer as fuel
which, in his judgment, should not
have been rejected, as its acceptance
would effect a large saving to the tax
payers. Mr. Padgett, who is also a
member of the board, explained that
the proposition had been turned
down by a majority of the board be
cause it would have cost the town
more than shavings procured from
the Morgan Lumber Company would
cost. The matter was discussed in va
rious phases by probably a dozen cit
izens in an informal way. Mr. Stew
art presented a contract from Mr.
Shive which had been drawn by Mr.
J. H. Cantelou which impressed many
persons present as being a desirable
arrangement for the town to make to
provides cheap fuel. A resolution
which was introduced by Rev. G. W.
M. Taylor, expressing confidence in
the board and requesting it to re
open the matter and after consider
ing again the two sources from which
this cheap fuel can be obtained to ac
cept that which will effect the great
est saving to the people. The resolu
tion was adopted. Limited space will
not permit of our reporting the pro
ceedings of the meeting more in de
FOR SALE: Burr Clover Seed,
screened once, free of noxious weeds
or grass, 7%c per pound. Come and
see the effects of Burr Clover on my
W. L. DUNOVANT, JR.
Edgefield, S. C.