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J. L. WIMS,_..Editor.
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the post office at Edgefield S. C.
No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Carri of Thanks, Obi Caries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, October 4.
Concerning Mr. Ouzts and Mr.
We cheerfully publish statements
in this :ssue from Mr. W. G. Ouzts
and Mr. M. A. Watson in reply to our
editorial of last week. Mr. Ouzts be
clouds the issue however by resort
ing to personal abuse of the editors
of the two local papers because they
have performed a service to the peo
ple of Edgefield county; but we have
no harsh words for him in reply. It
has been no personal matter with us.
We had a duty to perform.
When we saw that twp represent
ative men of Edgefield county who
hold jobs under the Republican ad
ministration, with Joe Tolbert's en
dorsement, had become so affiliated
with Tolbert (Mr. Watson stated in
a signed article in the Edgefield
Chronicle last week: "I am a,person
al friend of Joe Tolbert") as to have
their names officially connected as
delegates to the State Republican
convention, thirty-five per cent of
which was composed of negroes, we
deemed it our duty to take up the
cause of an injured and humiliated
people here at home, to the end that
Tolbert's efforts to thus strengthen
his party by dividing our white peo
ple and drawing the negroes into
politics be checked in their incipien
cy. It is very gratifying'that the peo
ple aprec?ate the service which we
.have rendered, for, judging from
the scores and scores of expressions
received by letter and in person, they
are standing in one solid phalanx be
We could prolong this discussion
by referring to some things which we
have not yet published but it iii not
-necessary. We feel that the end above
TefeTred to has already been accom
plished. Mr. Watson says, "I regret]
the unfortunate fact that my name
has been broadcasted over the ;>tate
as being identified with Republican
ism," and Mr. Ouzts says, "Am sorry
was drawn into this rotten mess."
Mr. Ouzts says he ha? been in
formed that the delegates from Edge
field county to the Republican con
vention were Milton Strother, An
drew Si'mkins, Scott Stevens and C. T.
Holloway. In this issue Andrew Sim
kips publishes a card in which he
states that he was not a delegate and
did not attend the convention. Fur
thermore, he has not been to Colum
bia since the 20th of last January.
Mr. Ouzts refers to our personal
friendship in the past and to prove
that the writer has been his friend
we will relate this incident which
took place when he accepted the Fed
eral job. Someone remarked in cur
presence : "I see that Wiley Ouzts
has gone over to the Republicans."
We defended him by saying a Dem
ocrat should not be censured merely
because he accepts a job under a Re
publican administration. We replied
that our people desire to see these
positions filled by Democrats and
that they should not be censured as
long as they were clean handed and
did not become so affiliated with and
obligated to Tolbert as to become his
political tool. We thus befriended
Enough has been said.
The friends of Mr. T. P. Lyon of
the Antioch section regret the loss
he sustained through the burning of
his barn Friday night. Besides the
building, two bales of cotton and
some other farm produce was de
stroyed. The top of his automobile
was burned but he succeeded in get
ting the car out before it was burned.
All creditors of estates of Annie
T. Miller and T. L. Miller, late of
said county and state, deceased, will
render an account of their demands,
duly attested, and all debtors thereto
will pay amounts due by them, to
the undersigned Executor and Ad
ministrator Cum Testamento An
nexo, at his home, postoffice being
Collier, S. C.
GEO. L. MILLER,
Executo; Admr. Cum Test. An
Collier, S. C.
I October 4th; 1922.
Stateme?t From Mr. M. A.
Editor The Advertiser:
In reply to your article in last
week's paper, I would like to repeat
what I said in The Chronicle : I was
not an alternate to the Republican
convention; I had absolutely nothing
to do with it, and have never been
affiliated with the Republican party
in any way. I was not asked to be an
alternate or a delegate to the conven
tion, nor consulted at all, and when
my name came out in the paper, it
was as much a surprise to me as it
was to you, or to any of my friends
in Edgefield county.
My business in Columbia that day
was in no way connected with poli
tics, as I went there to meet a friend
from another part of the state, as I
have already explained.
The state secretary of the Repub
lican party has come out in a signed
statement which he had published in
one of the Columbia dailies, in which
he explained that the use and publi
cation of my name as an alternate
to the convention was an error. I
have written both the Edgefield
Chronicle and The State explaining
the matter fully.
I regret the unfortuante fact that
my name has been broadcasted over
the state as identified with Republi
canism, and I have done everything
that I could to refute it. I am stating
the truth and the truth only, and I
ask you in all fairness to give me a
square deal by correcting the state
ments that you made last week,
which I am sure were made without
your being acquainted with all the
facts. I believe I have explained this
to the satisfaction of all fair-minded
persons, and therefore shall not en
ter the columns of any newspaper
again, feeling that the matter has al
ready gone entirely too far. How
ever, I wish here and now to put
yours, as weli as other newspapers,
on notice that if anything further is
said in your columns derogatory to
my character, you may be expected
to be held responsible for it.
M? A. WATSON.
Johnston, S. C.
October 3, 1922.
Statement From Mr. W. G.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Will you allow me space in your
sweet smelling sheet to make reply
to all the false impressions and in
sinuations you have given utterance
to concerning m? in your last week's
issue to the people among whom I
have lived and moved all the days of
my life? Surely a Christian gentle
man and once friend since boyhood
will not deny me this privilege es
pecially since he has gratified his
hellish ambition to ruin the charac
ter that has been in the building for
the past 50 years. And not only mine
but that which is dearer to me than
life itself-wife and children. Every
word you printed I deny most em
phatically and demand the proof.
You would have people read between
the lines and believe I rode to Co
lumbia on the same train with negro
delegates to a republican convention
but in separate coaches. The people
of Edgefield county do not believe
it. And along with Milton Strother
and Scott Stevens attended the
"white, black and tan" convention
and got some Tolbert fleas on 'em,
and judging from the way they are
squirming to clear their skirts the
fleas are biting vigorously. But
speaking of fleas, hereafter Edge
field will class these two disloyal
Democrats along with the Irishman's
I wish to say to the people of1
Edgefield county, irrespective of what
Jule Mims and Wigfall Cheatham
have seen fit to put in print my heart
rings true as steel to democracy.
Holding a Federal job is no reason I
am disloyal. But as such officer it is
my privilege to be' present at all pub
lic gatherings. And here I pause long
enough to tell you as such officer, I
remained in Clumbia at both first
and second democratic primary elec
tions recently held and my reports
to the United States Government will
prove it. And why remain in Colum
bia? Looking for violations of the
National Prohibition laws, of which
Mims is a strong advocate. I do not
criticise him for that, however.
The people of Edgefield county will
refuse to believe you when you say
Tolbert is my "boss." The man does
not live in South Carolina or else
where to whom I bow the knee. You
know it, along with the rest, but I
doubt if you have the manhood to ad
We three are known in old Edge
field county, Ouzts, Mims and Cheat
ham, and I am willing to leave my
case in the hands of my countrymen,
Edgefield county people without ar
gument. Now if J. L. Mims will
first "get the beam out of his own
sye he can see more clearly how to
get the mote out of W. G. Ol
eye." And if Wigfall Cheatham
sweep clean before his own ?
then he can come to my farm
sweep p little before my door. "
were we in their plight, (meai
Ouzts. and Watson, I mention
son only as he was referred to)
would like the Arabs, fold our t
and silently steal away to some
gion where we would be more ne
in accord with the people." >'
there is absolutely no reason or
cuse for me to take this advice,
I verily believe the giver of this
vice had better take the advice hi
generously offers to me and fold
Arab tent and hie himself awaj
am not an Arab.
- Now, people of Edgefield count
would not have thusly written
both cheeks have been turned for
enemy to smite-Mims and Chi
ham-and they proceeded, right"
wrong to smite them both and t
is the limit. After you have fulfil
the scripture, lay down your relig
and proceed to give them a soi
thrashing which they both des?i
In conclusion will say after i
,ther inquiry as to who the delegfi
to the republican convention fx
? Edgefield county were, will say
?your information, Milton Strotr
Andrew Simpkins, Scott Stevens i
C. T. Holloway. Put that in your p
and smoke it. I was not and h?
never had anything to do with
and time will prove the truth of
assertions. "Truth crushed to
earth will rise again." .Time will a
prove the falsity of the falsehoi
that have been uttered against
by these two fine Christian geni
men editors who must fill the c
umns in their ?-weet-scented weekl
with some kind of hash. I leave
with you and am sorry was dra
into this rotten mess.
W. G. OUZTS.
Miss Catherine Carpenter Fi
maurice, daughter of Mr. and M
John Fitzmaurice, was married y
terday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock
Claude Seaborn Spratlin, forme]
of Atlanta, the ceremony being i
formed by the Rev. T. J. Hegarty
St. Peter's church, in the presen
of relatives and a limited number
White blossoms and greene
made a bridal bower of the par]
in which the service took place* t
background for the wedding -pax
being effected with palms,^irj^wlu'
swainsonia, white dahlias and gleai
ing white candles. Just before t
ceremony the bride's brother-in-la
Francis Carroll Wheat pf . Charle
ton, sang an appropriate group
songs accompanied by Mrs. Whei
who also played the wedding marc
The bride wore a modish suit i
blue poiret twill embroidered
gold and blue velvet hat trimme
solely with an Oriental pin, and h
flowers were a corsage bouquet <
Her only attendant was her siste
Mrs. John R. Soling, who wore
gown of Mohawk lace and a pictui
hat to match and carried a bouqui
of Ophelia roses. Frank Spratlin (
Atlanta was his brother's best mai
After the ceremony ices and we<
ding cake were served, the dinin
room being decorated in baskets c
pink roses and pink candles and th
table, spread with Cluny lace, ha^
ing in the center a tall vase o
Ophelia roses with pink shaded car
dies in silver candlesticks completin
its dainty appointment.
Mr. and Mrs. Spratlin left y ester
day afternoon for a visita to the fox
mer's parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. E
Spratlin, in Atlanta, and a trip fax
ther South, and upon their returi
they will be at home with the bride'
brother-in-law and sister, Dr. am
Mrs. Boling, 1013 Gregg street.
The bride is the third daughte:
of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzmaurice. She ha:
lived in Columbia all -of her life an(
is admired for her sprightly beaut:
and individual charm. She was edu
cated at the former College for Wo
Mr. Spratlin is the secretary anc
treasurer, of .the Federal Land Bani
and has made Columbia his home foi
several years. During the war he wai
stationed at Camp Jackson for bvei
The bride's brother-in-law and sis
ter, Dr. and Mrs. James S. Byrd, of
Edgefield and their children' came
over for the wedding.-The.State.
i Card of Thanks.
! I take this means of thanking my
neighbors and friends for their many
thoughtful and very kind attentions
during the prolonged illness and
death of my beloved wife and also
for their kindness in caring for my
children. These many kind acts will
neyer be forgotten and I shall be
glad to return these favors whenever
opportunity is afforded..
t P. M. QUARLES.
; - .' % .' . . I .
A short while back a i
took in a good many cust
report in a trade paper frc
"that the clever canvassei
tion with a nail file, whi<
durability of the hose the;
slipped inside the stocking
ward, making a sound as :
smooth at the point and,
the strength of the fabric.
Now think this over b
where you know that you
and you woulc
Miss Lois Rives Entertains on
Little Miss Lois Rives was the hap
py hostess on her sixth birthday for
twenty-five of her friends on Sep
Happiness ^and mirth prevailed all
the hours of the party, and out un
der the trees , on a table decorated
for the occasion was the birthday
cake in pink frosting and the six can
dles which represented^ the six beau
tiful years of this dear little girl.
Around the cake were lovely decora
tions of green, and little souvenirs
of green, tied with ribbons were ly
ing on the table for each little guest.
Many gifts were brought by the
friends who came and after games
suited to the tiny folk had been en
joyed until the hour was ready, cream
in cones and pink cakes were served.
Y. W. A. Program for Friday,
Song-Jesus Calls Us.
Devotional-Mark 10:17-27, Mrs.
M. B. fucker.
Prayer-Mrs. W. E. Lott.
'Violin solo-^Missf Lois-Mims.
Talk-"Enlistment and enlarge
ment in the heart of every auxiliary
member"-Mrs. A. T. Allen.
Duet-Mrs. Claude Lyon and Mrs.
Prayer for South Carolina Auxil
iary Work--Mrs. W. C. Tompkins.
Pageant-"New Hopes for South
Carolina"- by G. A.'s and R. A.'s
Song-0 Zion Haste.
Statement From A. W- Simkins
Please give me space in your pa
per to correct a mistake as to my at
tending the State Republican conven
tion which was held in Columbia on
September 19. Neither was I in Co
lumbia at that time. I also have seen
that my name has been connected
with the convention as a delegate and
wish to say that I was not a dele
gate to the convention. I have not
been in Columbia since the 20th of
A. W. SIMKINS.
October 3, 1922.
COME TO i
- FASHION SHOW
Remember the Dat<
AH trains will lead to Augut
roads coming into Augusta. T
dull moment during jubilee, J
care of thousands of Visitors,
week are assured of great wel<
have been spent to make the a
Biggest Gala Week
City of August
ou Fall Fi
canvasser went over the towt
omers by the clever use of a i
>m Boston, and all over the c<
.s, beside using a clever line o
:h they claimed proved the i
y offered. In making the so-<
y and pushed down to the toe,
if the file was ripping the fal:
despite the ripping sound, the
In short the alleged test is :
efore you give your money to
i wil] receive your money's w<
i the True-Shai
I wear no other if you give th(
NOT MAKE US PRO
Program of Meeting of the
Third Division Edgefield
W. M. U.
To be held with Modoc church on
Saturday, October 14th, 1922.
ll a. m.-Devotions, Mrs. Mellie
Greetings-Mrs. G. C. McDaniel.
Response-Mrs. H. E. Bunch.
Evercises by Plum Branch Sun
Exercises by Red Oak Grove Sun
Plans for the Year-Mrs. J. L.
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen.
Adjourn for dinner.
Devotions-Mrs. W. J. Talbert.
Our Sunbeams-Mrs. Marnie N.
Royal Ambassadors and Y. W. A.'s
Mrs. J. M. BUSSEY,
Pres. 3rd. Div. Edgefield W. M. U.
The next teachers' examination
will be held Friday, November 3rd,
and Saturday, November- 4th. There
will be questions for three classes of
certificates: Primary, which entitles
the holder to teach first five grades;
elementary, to teach first nine grades
and high school which covers eleven
grades. Work will begin at 9:30 a.
m., and close at 5 o'clock p. m. Ap
plicants who expect to complete the
work must be on time. White appli
cants report at high school building;
colored applicants, at Macedonia.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
For convenience, I have placed the
store accounts of the late J. D. Hol
stein, Sr., in the hands of Mr. O. B.
Anderson and all persons indebted to
said estate on said store accounts
are respectfully requested to make
payment to Mr. Anderson.
Lou B. Holstein,
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general fitreogthenfae tonk.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Wal&r ia. enrich es the blood,? nd builds up the sys.
\"TXL A true tonic*. For adu ?ts and children. 5?
S DAYS OF
; BIG CARNIVAL
as, Oct. 25, 26, 27
(ta. Special rates on all raii
hree days of fun, and not a
\ugusta is prepared to take
and all who attend jubilee
:ome. Thousands of dollars
ff air a success.
in History of the
;a is Assured
or It ?
i selling hosiery, and he
lail file. Now read this
ountry cernes the report,
f talk, use a demonstra-,
exceptional strength and
called test the nail file is
, then drawn rapidly up
>ric, but the file is quite
:re is no indication as to
no test whatever. "
strangers. Buy at home
;m a fair trial.
Petit Jury, First Week Court.
J. R. Hammond, Jr., Colliers.
E. L. Yonce, Johnston. - V
* J. 0. Byrd, Moss.
E. A. Hall, Johnston.
F. W, Miller, Trenton.
C. H. Key, Edgefield.
T. B. Bush, Ward.
T. E. Miller, Colliers.
D. R. Day, Trenton.
Yates Quarles, Collins.
J. W. Satcher, Johnston.
R. C. Padgett, Edgefield.
E. W. Callison, Talbert. ?
W. L. Winn, Talbert. .
J. M. Rutland, Ward.
John Rainsford, Edgefield.
C. B. Murrah, Meriwether.
L. D. Holmes, Johnston. |
F. E. Miller, Meriwether.
W. H. Reynolds, Blocker.
W. E. Pardue, Shaw.
W. J. Williams, Meriwether.
F. L. Byrd, Moss.
J. W. Parkman, Blocker.
E. L. Lybrand, Ward. ..
G. P. Sawyer, Edgefield.
W. E. Clark, Johnston.
W. M. Powell, Meriwether.
A. R. Broadwater, Moss.
H. A. Smith, Edgefield.
J. R. Scurry, Edgefield.
Walter GrifEs, Moss.
B. R. Smith, Pickens.v
J. B. Gilchrist, Talbert.
J. F. Pardue, Collier.
R. W. Glover, Meriwether.
Our sympathies are with Mrs. John
Rearden. Her home was burned on.
Thursday afternoon and practically
nothing was saved. The origin is un
Mrs. W. S. Logue and grandchil
dren visited Mrs. J. R. Blocker Sat
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Johnson made
a business trip to Edgefield Saturday.
Misses Margie and Ruth Johnson
were spend the day guests of Mrs.
Belle Parkman Friday last.
Mr. A. G. Ouzts and Miss Emily
Ouzts were visitors in Edgefield s^p.
A very interesting program was.
rendered by the Sunbeams at Stev
ens Creek church Sunday morning.
We are sorry to hear that Mr. 0..
C. Timmerman is sick but hope he
will have a speedy recovery.
Waycross school opened Monday
the second, with Miss Lucile Brunson
Mrs. Margaret Stevens of Meeting
Street spent a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. J. R. Blocker last
Mrs. M. B. Hamilton has been sics;
for quite a while, but we hope she
will soon be better.
Mrs. Hazel Moore spent last week
with her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Ouzts.
Mr. J. E. Ouzts and family have j
moved into the house with his moth
er, Mrs. Ida Ouzts.
Messrs. John Lee Johnson and
Clarence Workman visited Mrs.
Floyd Bush of Edgefield Saturday.
Mrs. E. J. Parkman and children*
visited Mrs. Kate Johnson Wednes
Miss Mattie Timmerman spent last,
week with her sister, Mrs. Jess De-]
Vore of Kirksey.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Rearden anc
daughter visited relatives in the Mc^
Kendree section Sunday.
Mrs. A. G. Ouzts, Miss Emflj
Ouzts and Mr. W. H. Harling o?
Edgefield visited relatives in Green-]
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Timmermanj
also went to Greenwood OIL Monday.J
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