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I. L, MIMS,_..Editor.
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Wednesday, October 18.
The State Fair.
Notwithstanding the fact that
money does not even grow on "bush
es" now, where it grew on "gigantic
trees" several years ago, yet the at
tendance upon the State Fair in Co
lumbia next week should be large,
-and especially should every farmer
attend who possibly can do so. The
agricultural interests of our state
need stimulating, need the infusing
of new life and the adoption of new
ideas, new more than ever before
and that is what the state fair is held
Of course there is the gay and
merrymaking side to those who seek
a good t.me, but all who attend with
a desire to get real profit from a day
spent at the fair can get their mon
ey's worth. As the railroads offer re
duced rates, one can spend a day at
the fair at a very small cost and we
trust that Edgefield county will be
well represented. The livestock and
poultry exhibits alone will be worth
tiie cost, to say nothing of the field
crops and new farm machinery.
If possible spend one day at the
State Fair next week.
* * * *
Begin Fight on Boll Weevil.
While the yield in some sections
has been very disappointing, yet the
cotton that will be made by many
. farmers in Edgefield county this
year should cause our farmers to
take courage and double their reso
lution for another year. It has been
demonstrated that cotton can be
grown at profit at the present price
dS. the staple.
Some farmers are making ? bale
to the acre and others are making
a half and three-fourths of a bale,
?which, with the price double what it
used to be, is about as much as was
made before the boll weevil reached
Several farmers have told us that
they are convinced that they can
make cotton under boll weevil con
ditions and that they are determined
to make a crop of cotton next year.
That is the spirit needed in this cris
is-a determination to overcome ob
stacles. It is not probable that the
South will ever again see cheap cot
ton, and with the assurance that cot
ton will command a good price far
mers can afford to give the special
attention to cotton that is required
under the new conditions. No farmer
'can grow cotton profitably again in
the old way. The preparation must
be more thorough, the planting must
be early, the fertilization must be
heavy and applied at the right time
and the cultivation must be rapid,
this, together with poisoning the
weevils, will, under ordinary condi
tions, insure a very good yield of cot
But farmers should begin now to
.?ght the weevils. Every cotton stalk
in Edgefield county should be turn
^ed under with a two-horse plow just
as soon as all cotton has been pick
ed, leaving practically nothing for
the weevils to feed upon until they
go into winter quarters. This de
:stroying of their food will cause
them at least to go into hibernation
in a weakened condition, which
should result in a larger destruction
Edgefield is an agricultural coun
fty and after a trial of three years
under boll weevil conditions we see
no reason why our farmers should
give up. On the contrary, we believe
that cotton can be grown at a profit,
if the old way of growing cotton is
abandoned. Let's double our reso
lution for 1923 and BEGIN NOW
to prepare for growing cotton next
Business in the South Again on
Washington, D. C., October 17.
"Business in the South is again on
the upgrade," says Fairfax Harrison,
president of the Southern Railway
Company, in his annual report which
has just been made public.
"The output of the mills and fac
tories has been steadily increasing
during the past few months," the re
port continues. "An outstanding fea
:ure has been the operation of the
cotton mills, a happy contrast with
the ' strike-ridden cotton manufac
turing centers of the East,
"In July, 1922, according to fig
ures compiled by the United States
Census. Bureau, 96.97 per cent of
the spindles in mills in the cotton
producing states were active, while
in other states the percentage of ac
tive spindles was only 78.53. During
that month th? average active spin
dle hours in the South was 250 com
pared with 145 in other states. In
the twelve months ended July 31,
1922, the mills in the cotton produc
ing states consumed 3,733,147 bales,
which compares with a consumption
of 2,178,767 bales by mills in the
"The more favorable conditions
for the cotton manufacturing indus
try in the South are reflected not
only in operating statistics but also
in the record of new mill construc
tion. During the same twelve months,
according to the Census Bureau re
ports, there was a net increase of
245,831 spindles in Southern mills
and a net increase in only 79,627
spindles in mills in states "outside of
the South. A survey of new mills un
der construction or in prospect indi
cates a continuation of the tendency
shown by these figures.
"There has been unusual activity
in the provision of new business and
residential structures, as well as in
the construction of improved high
Rev. F. A. Weaver Urges Col
ored People to Remain
Please allow me spac'i in your pa
per to say a few words about this
great unrest among our people.
There is a great exodus from this
Southland which in tim e means de
struction of farms, livestock, break
ing of bank, destruction of the in
dustries, and churches throughout
this country and finally a- great de
struction of the people who are go
ing away in pursuit of an easy liv
ing. It may be well to stand still a
while and see the salvation of God.
Let down your bucket where you
are. I am reminded of an eagle thal
was very hungry. He darted down tc
earth and caught a weasel and soar
ed , away up high rejoicing over his
[prey; in a very short while he was
seen coming to earth again fastei
than he went up, he was dead. Thc
weasel had drawn all of the blood
from the eagle, so he went awaj
empty and came back the same.
I think the best people of bot!
races should form some plan anc
hand out to help and encourage thc
people to stay on the farms. If this
exodus continues this Southland wiL
soon be as a barren wilderness.
I would like to speak of the church
we have organized in Edgefield, thc
'place called Buncombe. We arc
building but not completed. We are
asking all of our friends to help us.
We feel very grateful to our manj
white friends for what they have
done for us and wish to thank them,
those in Edgefield and Johnston,
M?ny thanks to the many colored
friends and the Mt. Canaan associa
tion for their help. The Lord loveth
the cheerful giver. We want to pay
for land and church in the next few
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Yours for the cause,
F. A. WEAVER.
Meriwether, Oct. 16.-The ol
Baptist church at Clark's Hill wi
the scene of a pretty marriage whe
Miss Katherine Adams became tl
bride of John- W. Vance, October !
It was just 35 years since her p;
rents stood in the same place and i
the same hour, to pledge their lifi
long troth. Stately palms with sol
ferns made a green background fe
the Southern smilax, which climbe
to the tall ceiling and fell in graci
ful sprays from the windows an
circled the columns to the floo:
Pedestals holding circles of pin
lighted candies and floor baskets fil
ed with pink carnations and ferr
stood on each side of the flowe:
arched entrances to the alta:
Promptly at 10 o'clock Mendel:
sohn's wedding march was rendere
for the entrance of the bridal part:
which was led by the ushers, Dr. ?
B. Adams, Ulyss Hines, John Min
rik and Sam Adams. They were fo
lowed by the matrons of honor, Me;
dames Hugh M. Adams, Eugene Ac
ams, and John W. Adams, with thei
husbands, the bride's brothers. Ne>
came the maids, Misses Eugeni
Middleton, Winnie Davis Smith an
Margarite Perrie, attended by Fran
Adams, F. L. Middleton and Ludio1
Adams. The couples separated at th
vestibule entrance to the two aisle:
coming singly to the altar. Next er
tered the maid of - honor, Miss Ell
Mays of Greenwood. Little Margarc
Gambrell was flower girl and carrie
on her arm a silver basket of pin
snapdragons. She walkjed just i
front of the bride, who entered wit
her uncle, who gave her in marriag?
The bridegroom, with his best mai
Robb Luke, went up the opposit
aisle, preceded by little Bob Adam:
? who bore the ring under a spray o
orange blossoms on a white satin pi!
Before the ceremony a program o
music was given by Tom Perrin o
the piano, accompanied by Mrs. Eu
' genia Luke Gumbert on -ne violir
During the beautiful ring ceremonj
performed by the Rev. Leon Press
ley of the A. R. P. church, soft melc
1 dies were played.
The bride was handsome in a sts
1 lish suit of blue duvetyn, with coila
' of mole, the same tone being carrie
' out in hat and gloves and shoes. Th
blouse worn with this suit was es
5 pecially beautiful, of white crep
5 and baby Irish lace.
: Immediately after the ceremony ;
? wedding breakfast was served a
? "Bon Haven," home of the bride'
1 parents. The color tone of pink atti
white was artistically carried out ii
t floral decorations of the giftroom
I living room and dining rooms. Th
bride's table, seating the bridal par
? ty of 21, was lighted by pink candle
I in silver holders. Adorning the cen
ter was the brides' cake. The thir<
L tier symbolized the happy occasioi
! by the tiny bride and bridegroom un
! der a floral canopy and the weddin?
! bell. Pink streamers fell from th?
, center chandelier to the place cards
r single sweet peas,
i Amid a shower of rice and gooc
, wishes of friends Mr. and Mrs
Vance left for a short wedding jour
j ney to Washington, after whict
they will be at home to their friends
in Carlisle, Penn, where Mr. Vane?
1 holds a responsible government po:
Mrs. Vance is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Adams of Meriweth
er. She is a young girl of unusual
charm and popularity, and hei
friends regret that her marriage will
take her away.
Jury for Second Week.
J. F. Black, Trenton.
J. Z. Cartledge, Moss.
W. M. Wright, Johnston.
' J. W. Bailey, Talbert.
J. H. Bledsoe, Meeting Street.
R. J. Rutland, Ward.
D. C. Bussey, Collins.
W. D. Cheatham, Collier.
C. M. Clark, Ward.
R. E. Morgan, Edgefield.
H. G. Bunch, Meriwether.
W. M. Ransom, Meeting Street.
O. W. Wright, Pickens.
J. G. Berry, Pickens.
W. T. Dorn, Collier.
S. A. Brunson, Edgefield.
W. E. Morgan, Talbert.
G. E. Morris, Johnston.
Geo. T. Rearden, Moss.
J. M. Prescott, Collins.
L. H. Hamilton, Blocker.
B. L. Stevens, Meeting Street.
W. A. Rawl, Pickens.
R. C. Griffis, Moss.
F. C. Black, Trenton.
W. M. Seigler, Jr., Moss.
R. D. Seigler, Talbert.
L. C. Eidson, Trenton.
A. A. DeLaughter, Meriwether.
L. S. Ybnce, Ward.
J. F. Talbert, Collins.
T. C. Carver, Johnston.
W. L. Timmerman, Wise.
B. B. Ergle, Johnston.
W. W. Miller, Collier.
J. E. Strom, Talbert.
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Program of Union Meeting of
First Division at Berea
Church, October 28
and 29. .
10:45-Devotions, by Moderator.
11:00-A iWeilcomej from Berea
by J. T. Grims.
11:05-Response from J. M. Bell
11:15-Report of Churches.
11:30-1st Query, Are We Ac
complishing the Good We Should
j by Our Union Meetings? If not, How
Can We Improve?-O. Sheppard, J.
B. Matthews, R. T. Strom and
12:00-How Can We Increase
Our Church Atendance?-Rev. P. B.
Lanham, M. B. Byrd, J. L. Mims and
P. W Cheatham.
Adjournment for Dinner.
2:15-Brief Song Service.
2:30-Prayer by S. N." Timmer
2:45-3rd Query, Problems of
Country Churches in Securing Pas
tors. Whit Harling, Ed Callison, J.
M. Witt, Pierce Timmerman.
3:15-4th Query, Some of the
Greatest Evils of the Day. J. T. Grif
fig O. Sheppard, W. E. Harling and
11:00 Sunday School Talks by J.
I H. Cantelou and S. A. Brunson.
11:30-Sermon by Rev. A. T. Al-'
|len, Rev. Mr. Mangum, alternate.
Adjourn for Dinner.
2:30-Brief Song Service.
2:35-Talks by Representatives of
W. M. U.
3:15-Address by E. C. Asbell.
Union Meeting of Third Divi
sion to Meet with Bethle
hem Church, Clark's
Hill, S. C.
The union meeting of the third di
vision will meet with the Bethlehem
church at Clark's Hill, October 28
and 29, 1922.
11:00-Devotional by Moderator.
11:30 Roll Call and reports from
Query No. 1.-How we may know
our duty to others. J. C. Harvley, J.
Query No. 2.-How far are we
responsible for others? G. W. Bus
sey, Jr., John Hughey.
1:00-Adjournment for dinner.
Query No. 3.-Should we or God
use the pruning knife in our church
es? J. W. Johnson, J. C. Morgan.
Query No. 4.-The value of Co
operation in church work. Dr. W. G.
Blackwell, S. T. Adams.
Address-Miss Azile Wofford,
field secretary W. M. U.
Address-Rev. A. T. Allen, Pastor
First Baptist church, Edgefield.
Sunday School in regular order.
11:30-Missionary sermon by in
12:30 Adjournment for dinner.
Query No. 5.-How can we make
our Sunday School worship a real
joy?T. G. Talbert.
Song Service . by invite d guest.
H. E. BUNCH, ,
FOR SALE: One nice oak bed
room suit for $30; also four porch
rockers, all for $5. See them at the
home of Mr. J. W. Morgan.
C. M. MELLICHAMP.
We can supply farmers with seed
wheat, Texas, Appier and Fulghum
oats at reasonable prices.
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Union Meeting Second Divi
sion at Antioch Saturday
and Sunday. October
28 and 29.
Saturday morning has been given to
the Woman's Missionary Union for a
division meeting, but all the men of the
second division will be expected to be
present, as parts of the programme
will be for everybody. The meeting
will begin promptly at 10:30, as some
of the speakers are expecting to be at
the third division union at Clark's Hill
in the afternoon.
The morning programme is as fol
lows, Mrs. Prescott Lyon in charge:
Devotion, Mrs. Lyon.
Address, Miss Azile Wofford, field
agent of Woman's Missionary Union.
Address, Rev. A. T. Ailen, pastor of
First Baptist church of Edgefield.
(Mr. Allen is especially anxious to meet
the men who are representatives from
all the churches in the second division
on this occasion.)
Reports from each Woman's Mission
ary Union, Sunbeam Band, G. A. and <
Y. W. A. in the division. Each leader
is expected to be present with a report
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, Sunbeam
leader, Mrs. A. T. Allen, Y. W. A.
leader for the association, and Mrs. J.
L. Mirna will be present and will talk
on the various phases of the Missionary
Come early to the Saturday morning
meeting or you will miss something
1st Query: Some of the Hinderances
to the Success of the Union Meetings
Charles Jones, Tom Williams, H. H.
2d Query: Exposition of Scripture,
Matthew 28:20-L. R. Brunson, M. W.
Carpenter, S. B. Mays.
Sunday services to be provided for
Tribute to Mrs. David Temples
Mrs. David Temples was a very
young woman and a beloved member
of the Philippi Baptist church and
the Adult Bible class of which the
writer was the teacher. Mrs. Temples
had come with her husband from
Southeast Georgia, and was the
mother of three small children, one
but a few hours old. She will be
gieatly missed, by her family and
friends, for she was a good Christian
and a loyal friend, a. loving wife and
mother. God knows best, and while
is with her Saviour in that happy
we will miss her we know that she
land where sorrow and sighing are
Mrs. Temples died the 22nd of
September at her home near Philip
Why should we weep when this loved
.one is at rest?
In the bosom of Jesus supreme.
The mansions of glory prepared for
Are her home and her heavenly
She is waiting for her loved ones in
the glorious Edenland,
Which lies beyond the sunset of this
Farewell, my husband dear, farewell,
Adieu, farewell to thee.
My friends and loved ones farewell
A loving friend,
MARY E. CULLUM.
All persons indebted to the estate
of J. M. Gay, deceased, are hereby
requested to make payment of same
to the undersigned, administratrix,
and all persons holding claims against
his estate will present same to me
properly sworn to.
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-assorted colors. These
f taken proper care of.
Mr. J. C. Whatley Makes Ap
peal for Law Enforcement.
Please allow me space in your col
umns to make some explanations to
many of your readers in Edgefield
county and elsewhere. In 1921 Gov
Cooper appointed Ernest L. Scott of
North Augusta, State constable with
out compensations Mr. Scott gave,
and is still giving excellent service in
preventing lawlessness and running
down bootleggers, capturing and de
stroying stills. His efficient work has
so impressed the people that he is
getting numerous requests from va
rious sections of Aiken and Edgefield
counties , to go into these parts and
capture stills and law breakers.
I would say to those good people,
who are sending these requests, by
word and by letter, that Mr. Scott
gets nothing for this work, that he is
a poor young man and cannot afford
to make distant raids without finan
cial aid from some source. His car is
now broken down and his finances
too low to keep it in condition for
these far-away raids. If some way
could be provided by which he could
be helped to bear the expense of this
work, he would make it very hot for.
these lawbreaker . s in Aiken and
Edgefield counties, for he is a strong,
fearless, persistent officer.
Sentiment in North Augusta is not
very strong against whiskey and he
has not had any financial help from
here. If societies could be formed
by the good ladies of these various
sections, offering rewards for the
capture of stills and persons hand
ling whiskey, it would be an incen
tive to Mr. Scott and others to break
down this lawless element, which if
not checked will have a depressing
effect on our churches and Sunday
schools, to say nothing of the damn
ing influence on the rising genera
J. C.. WHATLEY.
452 Georgia Ave.,
North Augusta, S. C.
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