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EDGEFIELD, S. ,C? ^EDNESDAY AUG- 30, 1922.
Death of Rev. L. A. Cooper,
A Former Pastor. Mar
' riage of Miss Louise
Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr., is at heme
from a most delightful trip <at var
ious northern points, following his
stay at Peabody conservatory of mu
sic, at Baltimore, Maryland. From
here he went t o Philadelphia, then
to New York, and other points of in
terest. On his return he took the
boat at New York for Charleston.
Mrs. Bettis Bauknight has the
sympathy of her friends, in the death
of her sister which occurred at her
home in Atlanta one da yof the past
Miss Antionette Denny and Ella
Jacobs have returned from New
York, where they took special cour
ses at the University of New York.
Miss Jacobs has accepted a posi
tion to teach in one of the high
schools of Columbia.
Mrs. Pink Hardy, of Savannah,
Ga., is visiting Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
She resided here many years, and
her friends are delighted to see her
Dr. Claud Latimer, of Charleston,
is the guest of his mother, Mrs. Su
sie J. Latimer. This is the home of
his boyhood, and he has many warm
friends here that are pleased to see
Mrs. J. A. Dobey and children are
at home from a visit to the former's
mother and sisters in Spartanburg.
A communication has been re
ceived by friends telling of the death
of Rev. L. A. Cooper, which occur
red at his home in Little Rock, Ark.,
on Aug. 8th.
Mr. Cooper was greatly beloved
here, not only by the members of the
Baptist ' church whom he served as
pastor for several years, but by all
that knew him. During his pastorate
here he did great things and it was
he that set the pace for this church
to do great things.
Especially in giving did he show
the people that they could do great
things in the name of the Lord, and
his former members recall that Sun
day he said $1000 must be raised for
missions. When the collection was
taken through faith and prayer the
amount was realized.
The news of his death was told of
at prayer meeting and there were
many testimonies as to what Mr.
Cooper had meant in the Master's
kingdom, and to the individual.
The idea of erecting the present
splendid church edifice, originated
while he was the pastor.
For his great love for the church
he left his i arge library and cases,
which will be a great addition.
A committee has been appointed .
to draw up resolutions of sympathy
upon the death of this beloved for
mer pastor and also, to thank Mrs.
Cooper for the gift.
Mr. Cooper left here to do evan
gelistic work feeling that he might
accomplish a greater amount of good
for the Lord than in a pastorate. He
has labored in several states and he
to his master, not empty handed,
but bearing sheaves of golden grain,
and he has received the, "Well done,
thou good and faithful servant."
Visitors here to the association
were, Mr. W. T. Kinard, Col. Ed.
Folk, Mr. and Mrs. Epps Norris, and
Mr. Paul Cogburn, and Miss Lillian
Mrs Cassells and children have .
returned from the mountains.
Mrs. Grady Hazel has been to
Saluda to visit her grandfather, who
has been ill.
Mr. W. I. Pender and Miss Susan
Pender have returned from the
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine and chil
dren and Miss Sara Carwile of
Hallsville are visiting in the home
of Dr. S. G. Mobley.
Misses Grace Turner and Kath
rine and Estelle Wright have gone
to Columbia to spend a few days
with Miss Margaret McGhee.
Mrs. J. Howard Payne and Mar
garet Helen and Mrs. Archie Lewis
and Annie Lamar have been for a
visit to Mrs. Thomas Mitchell at
High School will begin on Tues
day Sept, 4th., as Monday will be a
Misses Ruth and Elizabeth Har
Primary Eleetion, Edg?teld County, August 29,1922
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ris, of Albany, Ga., are visiting their
grandmother, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
The friends of Mrs. Walter Saw
yer are glad to see her out again af
ter her few weeks sickness. She was
operated on for appendicitis.
Mrs. Alice Cox has returned from
a visit to relatives at Peak, S. C.
Mrs. M. E. Norris has been in Co
lumbia visiting, her daughter; Miss
Luelle Norris. The latter leaves this
week for a northern trip, one point
being Niagara Falls. She will take
the trip with a party.
News of the Marriage of Miss
Louise Hoyt to Mr. Dent, which oc
curred last week in Columbia, came
as a pleasant surprise to her many
friends here, and the heartiest of
congratulations are wafted to the
Miss Ruth Stokes of Columbia is
visiting Mrs. F. L. Parker.
Mr. George Duncan, of Atlanta,
is the guest of his aunt, Mrs. W. J.
Mr. Avery Herlong, of Saluda, is
visiting his brother, Mr. Claud Her
Mrs. Thomas Weiderman and
Thomas have gone to Newberry to
spend a while with relatives.
Mr. Edward Parish, of Newberry,
is visiting in the home of his aunt,
Mrs. G. G. Waters.
Mrs. Blease of Saluda is the guest
of Mrs. Mike Crouch.
Miss Moon of Newberry is visiting
Mrs. Earl Smith.
Mrs. Frank and little daughter
have returned to Charleston, after a
visit in the home of the former's
father, Mr. Jim Westmoreland.
To Control Flyers.
Secretary of War Weeks should
have strong support from the public
as well as from the president to
whom he has appealed, in his efforts
to hasten the federal control of av
There is control now of the army
and navy aviators, by their respec
tive departments, but there is no ju
risdiction over civilian flyers and
there are no rules for their conduct.
Both are sought in a bill pending in
congress for the creation of a bu
reau of aeronautics within the De
partment of Commerce. The bureau
would establish rules for the air, li
cense pilots and exercise supervis
ion over all civilian flying. This mea
sure is stuck in the legislation jam,
and there is little prospect of its
early enactment unless the Presi
dent or the public, or both together,
insist strongly on its passage.
The United States has been
strangely slow in taking such action.
Nearly all European countries of any
importance in aviation have already
established the necessary control.
State Candidates Show How
Much Money Spent
Candidates" for state offices, and
congress filed their expense accounts
with the secretary of state yesterday,
showing that some spent a goold deal
of money in an effort to win the of
fices they are seeking and that\bth
ers spent very little.
D. M...Winter, ? candidate for ktRTr-'
ney general, added "spice" to his re
port to the secretary of state by
itemizing all his expenditures. Mr.
Winter says he spent $303.46 during
the ?campaign. Some items listed by
Mr. Winters are: chocolate milk at
Aiken, ten cents; chocolate milk at
Augusta, ten cents; street car fare in
Columbia, seven cents; dinner choc
olate milk and dope, $1.35; "bond
for blacking a wolfe's eye, $15;"
hair cut at Easley, 35 cents; shave,20
Candidates for governor filed ac
counts as follows: Cole L. Blease,
$366.83; J. J. Cantey, $477.30; John
T. Duncan. $572.83; George K. La
ney, $1,425; Thomas G. McLeod,
$731.50. William Coleman had not
filed his account when the office of
the secretary of state closed yester
For lieutenant governor: E. C. L.
Adams, $539.30; E. B. Jackson,
$1,206.70; Jennings j?. Owens,
For attorney general: Harold Eu
banks, $467; D. M. Winter, $303.46;
Samuel M. Wolfe, 252.91.
For comptroller general: Walter
E. Duncan, $477.64; T. H. Gooding,
For state treasurer: Samuel T.
For state superintendent of edu
cation: Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake,
$845.34; O. D. Seay, $600; Cecil H.
Seigler, $494..59; John E. Swearin
gen, $705.22; Mrs. E. R. Wallace,
$600. J. H. Hope had not filed his
account late in the afternoon.
For adjutant general: Robert E.
Craig, $934.90; Thomas B. Mar
For commissioner of agriculture:
B. Harris, $520; George W. Wight
For Congress: W. F. Stevenson,
unopposed from Fifth district, $316.
20; James F. Byrnes, unopposed
from second district, $312; J. J. Mc
Swain, unopposed from fourth dis
trict, $315.50; A. H. Gasque candi
date in the sixth district, $719.15;
Philip H. Stoll, candidate in the sixth
district, $657.10; Jerome F. Pate,
candidate in the Sixth district, $674.
66; Andrew J. Bethea, candidae in
the Seventh district, $370.56; W.
Turner Logan, candidate in the First
district, $1,072.63; H. P. Fulmer,
candidate in the Seventh district,
$398.63; I. S. Hutto, candidate in
the First district, $585.10; John J.
McMahan, candidate in the Seventh
district, $411.06.-The State.
A. A. Edmunds Replies to W.
On the 9th. of August there ap
peared over the signature of Mr. W.
A. Pardue in which he made a great
many complaints and asked quite a
number of questions, which at first
1,thought tathirst. I would answer, .in
detail but after considering same I
feel that it will be imposition upon
you to ask so much space as it would
take to make this explanation.
As to all of Mr. Pardue's ques
tions, if he will stop in Edgefield
and take a little time I will go with
him to the treasurer's office and Mr.
Prince will take great pleasure with
me in giving him all the information
he desires in regard to the auto li
cense tax, gasoline tax, and finan
cial condition of the county and any
other information that pertains to
the officia' financing of the county
and disposition of the same.
I agree heartily with Mr. Pardue
in some of his assertions as to our
state and highway engineer who is
supposed to look after the road from
Aiken line at Dr. Courtney's to the
Greenwood line, as I have'nt had the
pleasure of seeing Mr. King (the
man in charge) but twice since Jane
1, only had a short talk with him.
Certainly something should be done
by our legislature in regard to our
automobile license tax, as the super
visor has no power as to the expen
diture of same after it is alloted to
a certain road.
As to the other 12 counties Mr.
Pardue has been passing through,
with such well kept roads, I hope
that these counties where they have
been issuing bonds they are for road
improvement and not to pay past
debts as is the case with us. And that
they have more money to do with
than we have.
I wil not tax your patience fur
ther, as I believe most of the people
in Edgefield county believe that I
am doing the best I can with the lit
tle I have to do with. I have been
begging the people of Edgefield
county to cooperate with me in this
my great undertaking and am glad
to say they are doing so in many
places. I am writing these few lines
with no intention of getting into a
A. A. Edmunds.
Painting and Stenciling.
Place cards, tally cards and invi
tations made of good quality of pa
per and decorated with simple or
elaborate designs. Luncheon sets
stenciled in oils on best quality of
sanitas. All orders will be promptly
filled and appreciated. Write me for
Edgefield, S. C.
To Own Buildings Would Save
Washington, Aug. 27-'Govern
ment ownership of postoffice build
ings in every city and town in the
United States, where none now is
owned, has been proposed to con
gress by Postmaster General Work
with the approval of President Hard
The presidents approval, adminis
tration officials said today, was bas
ed upon reports showing that the
plan once put into effect, would
mean a saving to the government of
approximately $500,000,000 within
the next ten years.
Administration leaders in con
gress, regarding the undertaking as
an important business reform, and
designed to check "profiteering in
rentals," were prepared, it was said,
to urge immediately enactment of
legislation providing for a national
postal building program.
In a letter to the president out
lining the program, the postmaster
general explained that the . depart
ment now pays in rentals annually
about $12,000,000 and that when
many leases recently expired, own
ers of buildings demanded and ob
tained substantial increases.
The postmaster general further
declared that with the adoption by
the government of the plan sugges
ted, "profiteering in rentals" would
be checked, and "shameless specula
tion on the part of those who seek
Lo prey upon the government would
be abolished for all time."
Woman's Christian Temper
On Monday afternoon, September
4th. at 4 P. M., the W. C. T. U. will
meet with Mrs. J. W. Thurmond as
The devotions will be in charge of
Mrs. E. J. Norris and the scripture
ivill be the 164th. Psalm and the
hymn "Give to the Winds Thy
Officers and superintendents will
be expected to make a report of
meir year's work.
Vocal solo Mrs. Madison Tucker.
Citizenship study, Mrs. Mamie N.
Plans for reception of teachers.
Election of officers and delegates
to the state convention in Newberry
Every member is cordially invited
to be present.
As this is the last meeting before
che state convention in Newberry,
sach member in arrears and all new
members are requested to bring
I am commencing to buy scrap
iron now, but can not pay over 15 cts.
per 100 cwt.
g-30-2t. M. -A. Taylor.
Dates Fixed For State Fair,
Columbia, August 28.-The 1922 A
State fair to be held in Columbia,
October 23-28, next, will be replete
with many educational features. Of
especial interest to the agricultur
ists will be the mammoth display
to be installed by the United States
Department of Agriculture. This ex
hibit will occupy approximately five
thousand square feet, of space and.
will be found in a prominent loca
tion in the steel building. In addi
tion to a wide variety of displays '
af agricultural products, actual
(vorking models will give a realistic
presentation of the subjects they il?
lustrate. A feature is the one illus
tra ti ve of the radio news servicer
now employed by the Government ?
in disseminating market news
throughout the country. Exhibits
showing all phases of the cotton in
dustry will also be featured. The
combined exhibit will be of such ed
ucational value that it will appeal to? ,
all progressive farmers.
Mr. R. M. Cooper, Jr., President
Df the State Fair, announced today
that plans were being perfected to
honor the Confederate veterans at : -
:he State Fair. He stated that, ar
rangements would be made to admit :
;hese veterans without ' charge that . .
;hey may view the progress of the -
State they love so well. "This is a- .
luty that the state owes her valient-'
leroes," said Mr. Cooper, "and it -
viii be a distinct honor to the State
?air to have these men as her "
ruests. The exhibits this year will
)e of such magnitude and merit as
;o truly depict the growth, progress,
md resourcefulness bf our state audi
lone take greater pride in our a
mievement than the beloved gray*
laired veterans. All honor to them,
md may their visit to the State Fair'
.carter sunshine and.., lighten 'their
mrdens. I sincerely trust that every
iving confederate veteran will hon
>r us with his presence. The gate
viii be swung wide open to him.
Welcome' in capital letters will bla
:on forth over our gateways and
vith hearts flushed with pride we
hall meet and greet our heroes."
One Cause for Lawlessness.
One cause, and a very prolific one,
oo, of the present state of lawless- .
less in this state, and other states
is well, is the unwarrented liberty
aken by politicians - of a certain
tripe. They harangue, lambaste, de
iounce and ridicule the law, their
.pponents and .the established order
if things without regard to truth,
nd without regard to the welfare of
he state. They sow the seeds of law
essness everywhere they go. They
riticise the government mercilessly
nd hand empty words from every
tump and platform. Little regards is
ad for the truth and as for courte
y, such a thing is not written in
heir books. The abusive, foul
louthed, uncouth damagogue is a
?reat sower of the seeds of disrupt
on. He offers no constructive
cheme, nothing that builds up noth
ng that helps. He is out for the oi-^
ice and the fatness thereof. He does
iot spare anybody save individuals
hat he is afraid to attack. He is out
o win. Mudslinging is .his long suit,
roing about over the land he poi
ons the minds of the ignorant and
he uninformed and sows the seeds
f discord, hate and envy. The fruit
ge is lawlessness, disregard fer the
stablished order and blind hate that,
/hen full grown brings death. Sonre
ow we have qpme to endure such
rators; in fact, we often encourage
im in his onslaughts. We make up
ur minds that such is politics, so
/hy expect anything save just such
ailing and abuse? The seeds are
own and we nurture them, thinking
hat we are doing the thing that is
rise. The seeds come up and pro
duce fruit-murder, rapine, arson.
Many farmers grow good crops
ut exercise very poor judgment in
aving the crop grown. Large quan
ities of hnv go to waste or remain
i the fieid until practically worth
3ss. The corn is not harvested as
oon as mature so that the livestock
lay be turned into the field while
he grass and pea vines are green.
?he annual loss on account of fail
g to pick cotton as fast as it opens
mounts to millions of dollars.