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Rural Letter Carriers Ope
Two Day Session in
Delegates to the state convent
of Rural Letter Carriers are in Gi
ney for their annual two-day sessi
Over a hundred delegates were pr
ent at the court house yesterc
when the meeting was called to
der by Stanley Wilson, of this ci
Immediately after the meeting x
called to order the delegates all jo
ed in singing "America," after wh
Rev. Jasper Johnson led in devote
W. S. Hall and Postmaster F.
Gaffney gave the address of welco
* and responses were made by Jas]
E. Johnson and J. E. McCartha.
Hon. L. M. Dow, chief clerk in 1
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
al's office, and Mr. Mansfield, Pi
. Office Inspector, were then int:
duced to the convention.
At 11:45 the meeting was turn
over to President Simmons, and ?
? -ter the roll call of officers and rea
ing of last minutes, Mr. ?ewburg
. post master of Spartanburg, was ca
ed upon to speak. Mr. Newburg
stated that he was more than glad
be present with the carriers and th
. in his estimation the delivery of t
t rural mails constituted one of t
most important branches of the pc
Mr. Howard, president of tl
North Carolina Association and vic
president of the National Associ
tion, made an address stressing tl
point of co-operation and organiz
tion. Mr. Howard stated that he hi
been a carrier for over twenty yeai
and as such was in position to kno
the importance of co-operation. M
Burleson, former postmaster genen
came in for share of ridicule. M
Howard stated that when a deleg
tion of carriers called upon him i
Washington in the interest of in
proving conditions, Mr. Burleson wi
too busy to see them.
In regards to organization, M
Howard stated that many of the ca:
riers were being paid all they wei
worth, especially those who thougl
no more of their conditions than i
be satisfied with present condition
In his address he stated that of th
44,000 carriers in the United State;
only 15,000 had so far joined the o]
ganization. He forcibly impressed th
delegates upon the point of increa:
Mr. Howard also assailed the cai
riers who thought they were too goo
to be servants. Every paid employe
of the Government, whether he b
President of the United States c
Rural Letter Carrier, is a servant o
; the people and Mr. Howard said h
had little patience with those wh
thought they wefe too importanl
Many of the farmers in the bac
woods get their opinion of the Gov
ernment from the actions of the cai
rier, and where a few kind word
and accommodation made a friend
some carriers were too grouchy t<
care about the impressions they left
Mr. Howard stated that one of th<
best friends he had was an old ma1
on the route whom he extended sym
pathy to when his little grandchih
died. Such practices, Mr. Howar<
said, cost nothing, and yet were val
ued above anything else by the far
mers on the rural routes.
After Mr. Howard's address, Pres
ident Simmons stated that a questioi
box would be placed on the Presi
dent's desk -nd that anyone wh<
wanted to could ask any questioi
pertaining to the service and th<
questions would be answered by Mr
Mansfield, the inspector.
At 12:30 the meeting adjournec
and delegates met at the Carroll Ho
tel, where their picture was taker
and lunch served.
The afternoon session was callee
to order by the President at 2:45,
Mr. McCartha rendered devotional
service. The report of committees
took up the afternoon session. The
credential committee reported the
membership in each county. The re
port was received by the convention.
The officers' report was next in or
der, and vice-President McCartha
took the chair while President Sim
mons made his report. The presi
dent's report showed that during the
year ha has been president he has
visited many counties in the interest
of the association and written over
2000 letters -and post cards to the
carriers of the state. He also attend
ed the national convention in Wash
ington, and has traveled 1200 miles
in the interest of the association.
vice-President McCartha next
made his report and it showed that
he has been very actively engaged in
organizing counties throughout the
state. His report showed that he had
traveled 1,467 miles on his own re
sources, and made innumerable
speeches in behalf of the association.
He went to the national convention
at his own expense, and stated that
the delegates were royally received
.not only by the Postal department!
and citizens of Washington, but also
by the President himself. In addition
to traveling over a thousand miles,
Mr. McCartha wrote several hundred
letters to the carriers of the state
who are not members of the associa
Mr. Crim, secretary of the associa
tion next made his report, which was
indeed gratifying to the delegates.
Every county in the state with the
exception of ll are now organized,
and the membership has grown to
519, being 110 more than were en
rolled at the last state convention.
The secretary has mailed out over
3,000 letters and traveled practically
all over the state, in addition to at
tending the national convention.
The report of the delegates to the
national convention followed the sec
retary's report and each delegate as
sured the convention that they had
been received with open arms both
by the people of Washington and the
Postmaster General's office. The del
egates were under the impression
that the association was making it
self felt, as when Burleson was Post
master General he failed to extend
the smallest courtesy to the associa
Automobile Trip Around Gaffney.
At six o'clock ' all delegates took
an automoble trip around Gaffney,
seeing.the many different sights. The
committee in charge treated the vis
itors to a very refreshing and inter
After electing officers and selec
tion of next place of meeting, the
convention will adjourn until next
year. From the interest being shown,
the coming year will find practically
every rural carrier ani substitute
carrier of the state a member of the
How They Voted.
In address delivered December 27,
1919, at Rock Hill, an account of
which was published in The Char
lotte Observer, Cole L. Blease was
quoted as follows:
Mr. Blease bitterly arraigned
the administration forces in
Washington for plunging the
country into war, and declared
that his Filbert and Pomaria
speeches of three year sago had
turned into prophecies. He still
contended that we had no right
to enter the war and thought
events had proved this. The peo
ple were fast repudiating those
who made war possible, and
' when they get -another shot,
they are gonig to put in a Re
publican president and change
the entire regime at Washing
ton. . . He gave the appearance
of being pleased with the
thought that the country was
going Republican. ... He add
ed, however, that he could not
vote the Democratic ticket.
Do the people of South Carolina
believe the Democratic administra
tion was wrong in plunging this
country into war?
Do they believe the Palmetto boys
who fell in Flanders left no torch for
them to "carry high?"
Do they wsh to repudiate "those"
who made war possible, which
though plural in form is singular in
thought, meaning Woodrow Wilson?
Were they pleased that the coun
try went Republican and that Hard
ing was elected?
In 1920 they were not. They cast
63,490 votesfor the men who promis
ed to carry out Wlson's program and
2,266 for the man who promised to
wreck it.-Greenville News.
Department of Agriculture Is
sues Warning Regarding
Grain for Planting.
Commissioner B. Harris of the
Department of Agriculture, Com
merce and Industries wishes to warn
all merchants, farmers and others
that every precaution should be tak
en in purchasing oats, wheat, rye and
other grains for fall planting. When
any grain is bought for seed purpos
es, the buyer should see that all tags
attached to the seed as well as the
invoice should state plainly that it ib
for seed purposes. An inspector will
be sent to any one upon request to
draw an official sample to test for
germination, and this should be done
when the seed is received and before
In the past it has been found that
quite a number of merchants and
others who bought oats, wheat, rye
and other grains for seed purposes,
planted it and later found the ger
mination was poor. Quite a lot of
the grain was bought for seed pur
poses, but the shipper failed to brand
it as such and when it was found
that the germination was not the
best, the matter was taken up with
the shipper and their reply was that
it was not branded or sold for seed
purposes. There is a State law re
quiring all grain sold for seed purpos
es to be tagged as such and the ger
mination must be good.
A Brand From the
By REV. GEORGE E. GUILLE
Extension Department, Moody
Bible Institute, Chicago.
TEXT.-And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy
kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Ver
ily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be
with me in paradise.-Luke 23:42, 43.
There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins.
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in hiB day
Centuries before the cross it bad
been written of the Lord Jesus, "He
with the trans
gressors". We can
shame of crucifix
ion with criminals,
but the deeper
shame of His tak
ing the place of
criminals is be
yond all mortal
ken. But, "for
the joy that was
set before him" He
"endured the cross," and here we are
permitted to see Him tasting a little
of that joy before the cross ls accom
plished. He is to have some spoils
of His death before that death occurs.
How different the characters that
appear In Scripture as the subjects of
God's grace. They range from the
very best of men. like Nicodemus and
the Italian Centurion, down to the
lowest of the vile, like the one before
us now. It would be difficult to find
a man in deeper depths of depravity
than this thief. Not only condemned
to die an ignominious death on account
of his crimes but while standing in the
very doorway of death, he reviled
the Son of God. But, low as he is,
he ls not beyond the reach of the grace
and love displayed in that central
cross. He is just the one in whom
they can manifest their triumph.
A ray of divine light entered that
darkened soul and disclosed his owl
lost estate and the glory of that Perso:
hanging by his side. The light of that
Presence has searched him through. A
sinner In the presence of the Savior!
The usual result! He confesses his
sin, owns the justness of his condemna
tion and the spotless humanity of the
Lord Jesus, bears this testimony In
the face of the hostile world, which,
led by Its prince, ls gathered there to
reproach God's Son.
And thus, a self-confessed sinner,
he turns to Jesus with a prayer that
Is at once a cordial for that fainting
heart : "Lord remember me when thou
comest into thy kingdom."
He has seen it all ! Has seen that f$r?
Is the long-promised Messiah, and that
though now He Is dying yet He must
come back Into His kingdom, accord
ing to all the prophets.
And this dying Messiah is a Savior,
for he could not be ignorant of the
meaning of that name : "Call his name
Jesus for he shall SAVE." A sinner
with nothing but sin as his claim, has
cast himself upon the Savior. With
When did any sinner, malefactor
or moralist, turn to Jesus and not re
ceive far more than his faith dared
Far beyond the request of the poor
dying man does the Lord Jesus go, as
always In His delight to save, and, In
effect, He said: I'll do far better for
you than that. You have not to walt
until I come back again. "Verily I
say unto thee. Today shalt thou be
with me in paradise." The believing
sinner has passed from death unto life
and the Savior's soul Is glad !
No questions are asked, no words
of reproach are uttered, no reference
made to the recent blasphemy, no con
ditions are imposed. Without works,
except bad ones, without external rites
of any kind, the dying thief is snatched
from the jaws of death by the Savior's
eager hands. This Is His glory! He
Is seeking to save, and waits only for
the look or tye cry of faith from the
sinner that has learned his need ol
What a miracle of grace! A man
wholly unfit to live on earth ls In the
twinkling of eye, without question or
condition, made flt to associate with
the Son of God in paradise. And He
ls the name wonderworking Savior to
day, unchanged and unchanging. None
of His power to save is lacking. Still
He seeks and still glories to save. O
soul, give Him a chance with you.
Men like to say of this story of a
sinner saved at the gates of death:
'There was one such case that none
might despair, but only one that none
might presume." Let us rather cay
that it ls just a pattern case of sal
vation, outlined in the clearest possible
way in connection with Jesus' cross,
so that wherever the story of the cross
should be told, this story of what
happened there must be told too. It
ls God's own story. God help men to
Union of Prayer.
From the day of Pentecost, ther?
has been not one great spiritual
awakening, In any land, which has not
begun In a union of prayer, If only two
or three. No such outward, upward
movement has continued after such
prayer meetings have declined; and it
ls In exact proportion to the mainte
nance of such point and believing sup
plication and intercession that the
word vt the Lord in any locality has
had free course and been glorified.
Dr. A. T. Pierson.
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Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to the decree in case of
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S.
C., plaintiff against D. P. Boone et
al defendants in Court of Common
Pleas, Edgefield County, S. C., I shall
offer for sale at public outcry to the
highest bidder before the court house,
town of Edgefield, South Carolina,
^tt jSalesday in September, 1922, the
same being the 4th day thereof, be- J
tween the legal hours of sale the fol
lowing described realty to wit : All
those two certain tracts of land sit
uate in the county of Edgefield, South
Carolina containing in the aggregate
211 acres more or less bounded by j
following lands: North by J. S. Rey- j
nolds; East by R. W. Glover, Joe
Gardner and J. T. Reese; South by
estate of Mrs. A. L. Mealing, deceas
ed, and West by Mrs. Minnie Rey
nolds .Same consisting of 2 tracts,
one of 100 acres owned by Mrs. Xate
Boone and the other of lil acres
owned by D. P. Boone.
TERMS OF SALE: One-half cash,
balance in one year or all cash at
purchaser's option; credit portion, if
any, secured by bond of purchaser
and mortgage of premises together
with 10 per cent of attorney's fee
and insurance policy not less than
$2,000 to be assigned to Master. If
terms are not complied with premises
will be resold on same or subsequent
salesday at risk of former purchaser. ;
Purchaser to pay for papers and
J. H. CANTELOU,
Master Edgefield Co., S. C.
August 7th, 1922.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate I
Whereas Mrs. Sallie Gay made ]
suit to me to grant her Letters of i
Administration of the Estate of and ]
effects of J. M. Gay, ]
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonsh all and singular the kindred
and creditor of the said J. M. Gay,
deceased, that they be and appear be- '
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to (
be held at Edgefield, S. C., in my of
fice on the 26th day of August, 1922
next after publication thereof, at ll (
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Administration should not be grant
Given under my Hand this 7th day 1
of August, Anno Domini, 1922.
W. T. KINNAIRD, j
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