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D. A. R. Meets With Mrs.
Mrs. Helen Nicholson was hostess
on Tuesday afternoon to the D. A. R.
when a large attendance was not de
terred even by the inclement weath
The chapter was led in prayer by
Mrs. T. H. Rainsford.
The Regent, Mrs. Susan B. Hill,
presided, and called upon the treas
urer, Mrs. B. B. Jones for a report,
which she gave, announcing that the
ytfar books were ready and were
.distributed among the members. The
minutes were read by Mrs. A. A.
Mrs. Hill called upon Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman, historian to continue the
literary program. Mrs. Tillman ex
pressed her pleasure at being pres
ent and her confidence in the suc
cessful regency of Mrs. Hill who is
enteiing upon her work for the new
Mis. N. G. Evans read the message
to the chapter from the President
General, Mrs. Minor in which she
set forth very high ideals of Ameri
can patriotism, especially in respect
to obedience to law, and an appeal to
the Daughters everywhere to
strengthen the convictions of all with
whom they come in contact, return
ing to the faith and inherited cour
age of their ancestors.
Mrs. J. L. Mims was called upon
to talk on Columbus Day, this being
the nearest time to the date on which
Columbus landed on American soil.
Lovick Smith, Jr., represented
Christopher Columbus in a black vel
vet suit and white wig ,and had an
imaginary interview with Ferdinand
and Isabella, making his plea for the
three ships in which to make his dis
coveries .The ladies all agreed that
Lovick had the Columbus spirit.
Mrs. Walter Cantelou and Mrs.
Leon Warren with Miss Genevieve
Norris accompanying on the piano,
gave a lovely violin duet, "Just A
Wearyin' for You."
At the close of the historical pro
gram, the regent called, upon the
members to plant trees as a patriotic
response t to the committee on for
estry, and report how many had
been planted before the Conference
Mrs. Woodson read the annual re
port of the chapter for the year.
A salad course and coffee was ,
served, Miss June Nicholson, the
pretty young daughter of the hostess
- Victrola music added greatly to
the social hour.
Henry Ford is Correct on
Henry Ford found that "the effi
ciency of his plant was injured by
drunken men," particularly by men
drinking the poisonous bootleg liq
uor peddled rather freely around De
troit. His mechanical processes are
so highly organized that one irre
sponsible workman might throw the
whole factory system out of gear.
Besides, Henry has moral views on
the subject. So he promulgated the
"From now on it will cost a man
his job, without any excuse or ap
peal being considered, to have the
odor of beer, wine or liquor on his
breath, or to have any of these in
toxicants on his person or in his
"The eighteenth amendment Bjs
part of the fundamental law of this
country. It was meant to be enforc
ed. Politics has interfered with en
forcement of this law, but so far as
our organization is concrned, it is
going to be enforced totheletter."
This is drastic action, but public
comment on the whole seems to> sup
port the manufacturer. Tb the ar
gument that he is interfering im
properly in the personal habits and
rights of his employees it is answer
ed that nobody is obliged to work
for Mr. Fbrd, and that he has a right
to lay down his rules of conduct for
those who choose to accept employ
ment from him. The Manufacturers'
Record upholds him, and the majori
ty of big employers plainly approve
of his policy even when they hesi
tate to adopt it themselves.
Certainly this is an effective way
to make prohibition prohibit. If it
were followed generally it would do
more tc enforce the Volstead law
than all the enforcement machinery
has yet been able to do.
It should be evident, however, that
no such policy can succeed if the em
ployers themselves are known to be
breaking the prohibition law. What
is moral for a workman is moral for
his boss, and incompetence due to
booze is just as harmful to efficiency
in the office as it is in the factory.
FOR SALE. 250 bushels of Red
Rust Proof Seed Oats at 80 cents
P..W. & C. A. CHEATHAM,
?Cleora, S. C.
Edgefield Chapter, U. D. C.
The October meeting of the Edge
field chapter U. D. C., was held at
the home of Mrs. Herbert Smith with
the retiring president, Mrs. J. M.
Wright in the chair. After the Lord's
Prayer in unison minutes of the
last meeting were read and reports
were heard from the various officers
As it was the time appointed for
the election of officers, Mrs. Wright
made h *r report of the two years'
work accomplished by the chapter
during lier encumbency. This was a
very fine report and showed the in
terest which this very faithful
daughte:: had manifested in her
work, even though she lived so far
in the country. The chapter gave her
a rising vote of thanks for her un
selfish service. The election resulted
in the following officers for the com
President, Mrs. P. M. Feltham;
vice-president, Mrs. Lovick Mims;
recordinjr secretary, Mrs. John G.
Edwards; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Lesilie Kernaghan; recorder of
crosses, Mrs. Allen Samuel; treasur
er, Mrs. Wallace Tompkins; histo
rian No.; 2, Mrs. Helen S. Nicholson;
registrar, Mrs. P. P. Bialock, Jr.
Mrs. Nicholson presided over the
historical session, giving extracts
from the "Women of the South in
War Time," by Matthew Page An
drews and a sketch of Mrs. Sue M.
Abney for whom the chapter named
their poetry prize was read. This con
cluded a most entertaining and in
teresting session of the chapter,
there being about twenty-five women
Mrs. Smith, assisted by Miss
Charlton Dozier served delicious
chocolate ice cream and caramel
The report of the historian showed
a great amount of work accomplish
ed during the year in the way of
sending in, historical papers to the
State historian, presentation of
books, and papers, and prizes offer
ed. For the coming cenvehtion year 1
the chapter is offering two prizes, :
one a poetry prize to any South Car
olina Daughter, and one a medal to
the girl or boy in our High School 1
sending in the best paper on South- 1
ern History. The following women 1
were elected delegates from the '
chapter to the Birmingham Conven
tion, Mrs. Helen S. Nicholson, Mrs.
Lovick Mims and Mrs. A. A. Wood
Mrs. Price Timmerman started 1
teaching at Pine Grove school Mon- i
day. She is principal and is assisted 1
by Miss Nellie Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Clarke and 1
family of the Long Branch section
dined with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. John- !
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman,
Mr. Frank Timmerman and Miss i
Sue Timmerman motored to Aiken
Mr. George Rhoden and Mr. Jesse
Jackson made a business trip to Sat- (
luda one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lewis and i
Mrs. Annie Lewis visited relatives '
near here Sunday. 1
Mr. Mahlon Jackson who lives
near here had the misfortune to lose
his barn and cotton house by fire .
Wednesday night. It is unknown how
the fire started.
We are glad to hear that Miss
Olive McGee who has been in the 1
Margaret Wright hospital has been
removed to Graniteville to her sis
ter's home. The latest news reported
her doing fine.
Mr. Clarence Williams is spending
a few days here with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Williams. Hs is
on his. way to North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Moyer spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Misses Cleo and Maude Rhoden,
took tea with Miss Sue Timmerman
Mr. Paul Seigler made a business
trip to Augusta one day last week.
Mrs. E. J. Jackson and family
visited her parents recently.
Mr. Jesse Moyer and Miss Leola
Moyer went; to Johnston last Monday.
Card of'Thanks. ?
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to those who were so kind, to
us in our home during the lingering
illness of our beloved mother".
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. JAY.
SEED OATS AND WHEAT.
We want the farmers to know that
we can supply them with seed oats,
seed rye ami wheat. Let us have your
orders. Wi; also carry a complete
stock of Heavy and Fancy Groceries.
We can make you very close prices.
Come in to see us.
J. D. KEMP & CO.
Report of Work of D. A. R. for
Year Ending June 1922.
In looking over the Year Book I find
that there has been special observance
of all special days, except the Fourth
Delightful programs were rendered
on Washington's birthday, Flag Day
and Carolina Day. The historical work,
under the able charge of Mrs. M. N.
Tillman, has been of a high order.
The following books have been review
ed: "The Strawberry Hankerchief, "
"The Last of the Mohicans," "A Vir
ginia Cavalier," "HeartsCourageous,"
"Cardigan" and "The Partisan" and
"Ramona." Each of these, of course,
relates to Colonial and Revolutionary
days. In addition to these reviews
there have been old songs, rare poems
and original historical sketches.
The chapter, through the chairman
of the Soliciting Committee, Mrs. Su
san B. Hill, sent a collection of twenty
nine books to Tomaasee, our mountain
school, and gave $20.00 as our quota
for the up-keep of the school in which
our chapter has several founderships.
A number of world-war records were
sent to Miss Salley.
The Georgetown school was given
ten dollars and one dollar was sent
Miss Zena Payne for books for the Con
tinental Hall library. A contribution
was sent in for the memorial at Bal
leau wood. Messages have been sent
to those of our number who were ill and
floral offerings made to our dead.
Mrs. Susan B. Hill, as chairman of
the Research committee, has been tire
less in her efforts to secure old wills
and courthouse records. A number, of
old relics have been located.
AGATHA A. WOODSON,
Report of Grand Jury.
To His Honor Judge W. H. Townsend,
Presiding Judge, Edgefield. S. C. :
We, the Grand Jury, have passed on
all bills handed us by the Solicitor and
returned same to the court.
Through our committees we have in
vestigated the county offices and such
other public places and works as we
felt it our duty to do.
find the books of the County
Treasurer well kept, and he has vouch
ers to show for all expenditures. We
recommend that he endeavor to ascer
tain the amount of outstanding railroad
bonds which the various townships in
the county must pay, and that a sepa
rate account be kept of these and other
The Auditor's books are neatly kept,
as are those of the Clerk of Court and
ludge of Probate.
The Sheriff is burdened with a very
heavy list of executions, and at the
time of the committee's checking more
than $70,000 of unpaid taxes were due.
While this amount has been reduced
somewhat, undoubtedly there will be
EL very large amount of the taxes un
paid at the beginning of the new year,
[t is problematical how much of this
money he will be able to collect.
The Superintendent of Education has
his office in good shape.
The Supervisor's office is being kept
n a more satisfactory way.
The county poor house farm and
chain gang we have examined. There
are eleven inmates at the poor house
six white and five colored. They are
well cared for; the rooms and beds are
clean and sanitary. The stock, three
mules and a horse, are in good condi
tion, as are' the cattle and hogs. They
have ten hogs to kill, and the steward
has fifty-five acres in corn, three acres
in potatoes and other feed for the
stock. At the chain gang we found
thirteen mules, five wagons, one scrape.
There are seventeen convicts, and they
are well cared for, having good clothes
We recommend that the Supervisor
shall permit a trusty prisoner to clean
up, and require him to keep clean the
courthouse and public yards around it.
While the county is facing a serious
financial crisis, we urge all good citi
zens to go about the payment of taxes
as promptly as possible, and we partic
ularly urge those who have money to
make early payment of this year's
taxes, so that the schools may be kept
We urge our legislative delegation
to continue their efforts to have the
automobile and gasoline fund collected
from Edgefield tax payers, used on the
roads in Edgefield county.
Stated briefly, Edgefield county has
$120,000 bonded indebtedness. There is
a note we owe the Sinking Fund Com
mission which has been reduced to
$5,800. We borrow annually enough
money to run the affairs of the county,
and the Supervisor has practiced close
economy in handling this money and in
taking care of interest charges. There
is, however, due Eyer & Co. $10,000,
and the Treasurer will have only $8,000
to pay on this January 1st, so owing to
failure to collect taxes we face a de
ficit of $2,000, current expenses.
We desire to express to your Honor,
to the Solicitor and the county officers
our appreciation for the courtesies ex
B. R. TILLMAN,
The Way He Should Go.
"Train up a child in the way he
should go; and when he is old, 1:
will not depart fi?om it." This is the
advice of the old Biblical proverb
It applies just as much to health
habits as it does to the child's be
haviour along other lines.
The New York health department
has issued a bulletin giving simpl
instructions to children on the best
way to avoid contracting the conta
gious diseases common to childhood
Here are some of the rules:
"Keep away from children who
are suffering from severe colds, com
plain of sore throats and say they
don't feel well. Without being un
kind, you need not play with them
or exchange candy or gum, or fruit
of any kind.
"Do not borrow or lend pencils
at any time; and never put your own
pencil in your mouth.
"Do not visit with playmates who
are not well; they may be coming
down with diphtheria, scarlet ferev
or measles; and as a rule the early
stages are the most dangerous.
"Do not go into any house where
there is a warning sign pasted on the
outside. The only safe way is not to
expose yourself knowingly. Take no
The cilde who is trained to follow
these rules will have a basis for
avoiding contagions all of his life
He will elaborate the instructions as
his knowledge increases, but the
main thing is that he will have form
ed the habit of health preservation
through sensible precautions in his
childhood, and "when he is old he
will not depart from it." His knowl
edge in turn will become a legacy to
his children and his children's chil
Grain Drill Best for Sowing
Oats and Rye.
Plowing or harrowing in oats and
rye were pretty good methods as
long as a better one was not avail
able. There, is a better method.
A. P. Spencer, vice-director of
agricultural extension in Florida,
mentions some of the advantages of
the grain drill for seeding oats and
rye: The drill insures uniform depth
of planting. The seed will have an
equal chance and none will be too
deeply or "loo thinly covered. The
drill will give uniform distribution
and apply the proper amount of
seed. The land must be well prepar
ed fer the Grill and consequently a
better seedbed for the grain will be
When the seed are plowed in some
are not covered and they fail to
sprout for lack of moisture. Others
are covered too deeply and fail to
get up until it is too late.
Professor Spencer suggests that
when the soil is light should be
rolled after the seed have been drill
ed in. Then after rolling it should be
harrowed to give the soil a moisture
retaining surface.-Progressive Far
LABOR FORCES IN WASHING
TON FOR PROHIBITION
At the recent meeting of the state
Federation of Labor, held in Bre
merton, Washington, a resolution
was introduced by the Seattle union,
according to press reports, favoring,
the amendment of the Vol
stead Act to permit the manufac
ture and sale of light wines and beer.
The convention, however, realizing
that the sentiment of the state is
overwhelmingly for the maintenance
and enforcement of prohibition, re
ferred the resolution back to the Se
attle union with the suggestion that
a referendum on moral issues could
best be carried out by the individual
J In commenting on the resolutions,
?the Spokane Spokesman-Review has
the following to say:
"A referendum on this question
by the labor unions would open the
eyes of Mr. Gompers and the execu
tive council particularly if the
wives, sisters and daughters of the
members of organized labor were al
lowed to take part in it. A referen
dum on that question in Spokane, for
instance, would show that a very
large majority of the voters are res
olutely in favor of strict prohibition,
enforcement of the Volstead Act
and maintenance of the Constitu
FOR SALE: 100,000 Charleston
Wakefield cabbage plants grown
from certified seed. Prices: 1,000 @
$1.50; 5,000 @ ?1.25 per thousand;
10,000 @ $1.00 per thousand.
G. W. M. TAYLOR.
FOR SALE: One nice three-quar
ter Jersey cow, with young calf;
J. L. MILLER,
Colliers, S. C.
A million men
have turned to
-a firm verdict for
y- " "."*
Bible Thoughts for
THE RESURRECTION: - Jesus
said unto her, I am the resurrec
tion and the life: he that belleveth
in me, though he were dead, yet
shall he live ; and whosoever liveth
and belleveth in me shall never die.
-John ll : 25.
DEATH OR LUTE :-To be car
nally minded ls death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace.
-Romans 8: 6.
JOY FOR WEEPING :-His anger
endureth but a moment: in his
favour is life : weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh In the
morning.-Psalm 30: 5.
GIVE GOD THE BEST :-Honour
the Lord with thy substance, and
with the first fruits of ali thine
Increase.-Proverbs 3: 9.
HAVE ALL GOOD :-The young
lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
but they that seek the Lord shall
not want any good thing.-Psalm
AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY:-If
ye abide in me, and my words abide
In you, ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you.
John 15: 7.
THY KEEPER:-The Lord is
thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade
I upon thy right hand-Psalm 121:5.
"Q A T7|7 about 20 per
Y *r* cent on your
toll char ges during the day
by using the station to
o A x rr? about 50 per
DI\ V ?J cent at njght
between 8:30 p. m. and
midnight by using the sta?
tion to station service.
CA VU about 75 per
Oi\ V Ht cent by usiag
station to station service be
tween midnight and 4:30
R Other Rates
FOR RENT: Three desirable rooms
in residence near high school, elec
tric lights, windows screened, privi
leges of bath room. Apply to
j. L. urns.
Among the things that this day
Will come to you a call,
Which unless you are listening,
You may not hear at all;
Lest it be .very soft and low,
Whatever you do wherever you go,
It may be that a little child
Whom you shall meet today
Is dropping tears of baby grief
That you can wipe away.
0, if the call should come to you
So sweet a service thus to do,
It may be but to clasp a hand,
Where such a clasp is needed;
It may be you can warn a soul,
.Where- council goes unheeded;
0, lest to-day this call should come,
Awake,, asleep, abroad, at home,
It may be -hardest task of all
To stand from out God's way
While others rightly do the work
Wherein you failed to-day;*
But if the call should e'en be this,
Think only that the call is His,
Then whatever the call may be,
To service small or great,
To cross the seas and speak God'3
To smile to rule a State
When God shall come and say to you,
Here is the thing that you must do,
-B. H. M. in Sunday School Times.
POLICE FIGURES SHOW MARK
ED PROGRESS FOR PRO
HIBITION IN BOSTON
Arrests for drunkenness in Bos
ton, according to a statement recent
ly made by Captain Charles T. Rear
don of the Boston police depart
ment's vice squad, have decreased
55 per cent in the two dry years, 19
20-21, as against the six wet years,
1912 to 1918. Co-operation between
state and Federal officers, a growing
sentiment favorable to prohibition,
and realization on the part of the
liquor dealers that theirs is a losing
fight, are bringing about the improv
ed conditions, which are not con
fined to Boston alone but embrace
FOR SALE: .250 bushels of Re.d
Rust Proof Seed Oats at 80 cents
P. W. & C. A. CHEATHAM,
Cleora, S. C.
TACKLE, SAFES AND
617 Broad St
Telephone 679 Augusta, Ga.