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VOL. 86
EBGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921
No. 31
JOHNSTON LETTER.
Fine Lettuce Grown. Mrs. V
ters Entertained the New
Century Club Tues- .
day Afternoon.
Mrs. J. R. Kelly, of Jacks
ville, Fla., is visiting in the home
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner.
Miss Myrtis Smith is at ho
from Hendersonville, N. C., and
much improved.
Rev. Mahlon Padgett is the gu
of relatives at Edgefield.
Mrs. Allen Samuel of Edgefi
has been visiting her cousins, 1
Misses Sawyer.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Lyon, Jr,, i
now domiciled in the home of 1
and Mrs. M. W. Crouch.
Miss Blanche Sawyer who has 1
a position in Darlington, is at ho:
enjoying a short vacation.
Mrs. J- W. Hatcher is at ho]
from Columbia, going there in t
interest of the $75,000 Campaign.
Mrs. Robert Price has return
from Batesburg, having spent fr
months here with her daughti
Mrs. Crouch.
The friends of Mr. W. T. Walt
are sorry to know that he is a gre
sufferer from rheumatism.
Miss Floride Hendrix spent t
weekend at her home at Leesville.
Miss Ruby Glover has been for
short visit to relatives at Batesbui
Mrs. St. Julian Harris of Albai
Ga., has been for a visit to her mot
er, Mrs. P. N. Lott..
Mrs. Huiet waters was hostess f
the New Century Club on Tuesdi
afternoon, and although the weath
was inclement, there were 18 pre
ent. The chief business was in son
i plans for the entertainment of tl
State President, Mrs. Adams Mos
and Western District Vice-Presider
Mrs. J. M. Patterson, who are visi
ing the clubs of the state and ha1
given the week beginning Novemb
20th to this District. The clubs a:
to unite and have a public meetin
when they come. After an instru?
tive program and music, the hoste:
assisted by Miss Mallie Waters, ser
V - ed:,a;tempting .salad-.course-with -h<
coffee.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn spent tl
past week in Greenville, where th
former contemplates locating.
Little Miss Sara Carolyn Dobe;
who has been ill for two weeks :
now able to be up again.
Mrs. M. M. Coleman has returne
to Aiken after a visit to her daugh
er, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Mrs. Mary Waters has returne
from Augusta, having visited he
sister there.
Mr. J. W. *Bledsoe has been quit
sick with broken bone fever for th
past week or more.
y Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen and Johr
Jr., have been visitors in the home o
Mrs. Willie Tompkins.
Miss Henrietta Satcher who i
studying to be a trained nurse at th
Baptist hospital, has been for a visi
to her sister, Mrs. Ann Gibson.
Mas. Frank Weirse 'and littl
daughter of Charleston are visitinj
in the home of the former's fathei
Mr. James Westmorelond.
The manual training class at th
high school is now doing some hig]
grade work, this being the thir<
term for some of the young gentle
^ men. On Friday afternoon of th?
past week Prof. Lott, who has chargi
of this department, began the worl
with a class of young women, all o:
whom were much enthused in th<
work. .
A farmer in our community ha;
made a fine crop of cotton, corn
peas and potatoes, at a small cost
the basis of his fertliizer being bun
and crimson clover, using with this
acid phosphate.
Mr. P. N. Lott has one of the fin
est fields of clover that is to be seer
anywhere. He is a splendid farmer
and his fields are always productive
of a good yield.
No doubt there will be a good ship
ment of asparagus here next spring)
for there are now several fields all
in readiness. Strawberries are also
being planted and lettuce beds being
I prepared. The lettuce that was ship
ped from here to Columbia and Au
gusta was a really beautiful product,
some of the heads resembling cab
bages. This w)as fall i^jrowji under
% canvas and in hot beds, and the
Mr. Whatley Writes Further
of Stills and Violators of
* the Law.
Editor Advertiser:
I feel that I have a claim on the
old Advertiser. I am now on the
shady side of .65 and the first paper
I ever remember seeing was the Ad
vertiser, and the first paper I ever
read was the Edgefield Advrtiser.
During the Civil War, while my fath
er was with the colors my dear old
mother read the Advertiser and my
father was a subscriber for about 50
years and up till his death in 1887.
For years after my father's death
I was a reader of the old paper but
after moving to North Augusta I
followed after strange and daily pa
pers, but now I am returning to my
first love and want it in my house the
balance of my few days. Before my
dotage I used to enjoy writing for
the old Advertiser but now it is hard
for me to command words to express
the thoughts that pass through my
infertile brain.
Last week I wrote in regard to
State Constable Scott going dis
tances to capture bootleggers and
stills. Mx. Scott asks me to say that
if the good people of Aiken and
Edgefield will keep, him informed in
regard to law-breakers and stills
that hewill endeavor to have ' them
caught rt he himself, cannot answer
the calls.. His address is Ernest L.
Scott, North Augusta, S. C. Always
give as near as possible the location
of these stills and who is thought to
be running them.
These Hades boilers must be brok
en up or the future young men,
many of them, will stagger in the
footsteps of their drunken fathers
who have passed to the beyond from
whence no traveler ever returned. It
is . passing strange to me that men
who claim to have brains will persist
in manufacturing devil water that
will send men down to perdition
where they will suffer throughout
eternity. And stranger still, is, that
our judges, men of learning and
great minds do not put heavier pen
$???g&*^& boot
leggers who are ruining the people in
this life and the life to come.
J. C. WHATLEY.
North Augusta, S. C.
The Quarry Capacity to be
Doubled.
The information that the quarry
at Parkhill is soon to be enlarged is
very gratifying information to the
people of Edgefield and Trenton. At
present from six to eight cars a week
are shipped but the management is
arranging to double the capacity at
once so as to be able to ship from 12
to 15 cars a week. Mr. W. B. Jami
son, the capable manager, told the
Advertisers representative Saturday,
that a contract has just been made
to ship 80,000 tons of jetty stone to
Jacksonville. In fact so great is the
demand for stone that orders are be
ing turned down without price being
quoted. Such a large volume of busi
ness means much to the management
of the quarry, to every business in
terest in this vicinity and to the
Southern railroad, which will receive
freight on the entire haul to Jack
sonville on this heavy tonnage.
Look at Your Label.
Look at the label on your paper
and see if your subscription is in ar
rears. If it is, we must request and
urge that you remit at once. We
have carried some of our subscribers
during the season of financial de
pression but must now insist upon
payment. We do not wish to drop a
single name from the list, so we in
sist upon payment at once. Mail us
a check or a money order if
you can not call at our office in per
son.
FOR OVER 40 YEARS
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE has
been used successfully in the treatment
of Catarrh.
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE con
sists of an Ointment which Quickly
Relieves by local application, and the
Internal Medicine, a Tonic, which acta
through the Blood on the Mucous Sur- j
faces, thus reducing: the inflammation.
Sold by all drug-gists.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
trouble to grow this was well paid
for by the ready sales. Tomatoes are
still being shipped from the second
crop.
Mrs. R. C. Padgett Hostess
Episcopal Auxiliary
Meeting.
Mrs. R. C. Padgett, who for a;nuwpJ
ber of years has been the very faiihf ,
ful custodian for the United Thank \
Offering of the Auxiliary to the Pre
siding Bishop and Council in the'.
Trinity Branch of Edgefield enter!
tained the auxiliary at the OctobejK
meeting, this being the month to col? j
lect the Blue Boxes, in which the' .
members had deposited their offer-h
ings.
The pretty colonial home was giv
en a charming note by the many !
handsome potted plants of the hos?,
tess-exquisite ferns and love%.
flowering plants.
Mrs. R. A. Marsh, vice president!
presided with gracious ease, a splenj?,
did program heing participated in bj?;
Mrs. Milton Parker, Mrs. Walter Mc
Donald and Mrs. Marsh, reading ar?,
tides on the Thank Offering.
It is a sonrce of great pleasure t$
the members to know that at the..
Portland convention last month the
United Thank Offering totaled
$669,126.
Mrs. Marsh spoke of the recent
honor the auxiliary here had had
conferred upon it in the election at
Anderson of its president, Mrs. P. M.
Feltham, as vice president of the Co-"
lumbia Convocation.
The pretty little granddaughter, of
the family, Elizabeth Padgett, ren-:
dered a sweet solo. in ? voice that:
foretells a talented musical career.'
After the program was completed^
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. J. Irving^
Pargett, served an elaborate saladY
course, concluding her charming hos
pitality.,
Mrs. C. T. Graydon of Columbia,
a visiting auxiliary member was a
very welcome guest at the meeting .
The First Woman Senator cm j
Protection and Prohibition.
Mrs. Wm. H. Felton; the .first.
United States woman senatQr,r';'wh<|J
for. many.;y'eflt'S has ,b?en a. leader .
many good works and words in Geor
gia, in the course of an interview
printed in the Baltimore Sun gave
emphatic endorsement of a protec
tive tariff and of prohibition. On
these questions she said:
"We of the South should hail a
protective tariff as a real blessing.
We cannot expect our industries to
thrive if we allow foreign -manufac
turers to come into our country with
their goods; made with labor 10 to 20
times as cheap as we are able to get
it and undersell us.
"Our manufacturing in the South
is i n its infancy. We need to stand
by and help. And, unless we can sell
our goods cheaper than a man from
China or Japan, Germany or France,
we cannot hope to see them grow.
"There's our cotton. We are just
beginning to see how much more val
uable it is going to be to us when we
get our own mills to spinning so that
we won't have to ship it way up to
New England and then buy it back
at 20 time:; the price we were paid
for it. What if Japan, with her labor
costing practically nothing, could
bring manufactured cotton goods in
to our country and sell on an equal
footing with our own mills-how
long would our plants survive.
"I'd vote every time for a tariff
that protects."
Mrs. Felton's views on prohibition
are straightforward. In a single syl
lable she quickly answered a ques
tion pu jt to her regarding agitation
for the moderation of theVolstead
act.
"No," she answered quickly.
Mrs. Felton said: "I'd a million
times rather cut off my good right
arm than see whisky brought back
into our country. Or, for that matter,
see that splendid prohibition act
modified in any degree.
"If you could have lived when I
was young and could have seen the
wretchedness it brought to many,
many homes right here in our own
country, you couldn't ask me if I
would like to see it even modified.
"Prohibition! God bless that glo
rious congress that made it a law in
our land to prevent the use of intox
icants in any way whatever!"-Man
ufacturers Record.
Cooperative Plan Upheld in
Courts.
Sweeping victories for cooperative
marketing were won in the courts of
North Carpilna, Texas and Oklahoma
(fairing the past week, according to
Statements issued yesterday by the
Snuth Carolina Cotton Growers' Co
operative association. In Texas and
?kl?homa the cotton contracts,
which are practically identical with
the. contract signed by members of
the South Carolina association were
upheld by the courts and permanent
injunctions granted restraining mem
bers., of those associations from dis
easing of their cotton except through
the association. Temporary in junc
tions had been secured against six
ptembers in Texas and against sever
al in Oklahoma some time back.
;-In North Carolina a desperate ef
fort was made by enemies of the Tri
state Tobacco association to have
dissolved an injunction which had
been issued against two members of
the- association. Several of the ablest
lawyers in the state were employed
qm jhe court to have the contract de
clared unconstitutional, but the
court in its decision made the in
junction permanent, declaring the
contract sound, according to infor
mation given out by the association.
Very great interest was taken by
South Carolinians in the North Caro
lina hearing. The attempt to have the
injunction dissolved was made be
fore Judge Frank Daniels. H. G. Con
ner, Jr., of Wilson, chief counsel for
those attacking the legality of con
tract, argued that the association
was aimed to create a monoply and
that it was a combination in restraint
of trade.
The tobacco association has now
instituted suits against the persons,
who sold their tobacco outside of the
association for five cents a pound li
quidated damages.
I The Raleigh News and Observer,
in expressnig gratification editorial
ly at" the outcome of the case in
iNprth Carolina, said: "If cooperative
ft?r^tir/^succeeds the day of glut-.
price has gone. If it fails, what then?
In that case the farmers must revert
to the old position where they get
whatever is offered them. They will
have no voice in that. One year they
will get 20 cents a pound for their
cotton and the next year six, and
usually they, will be the victims of
wild fluctuations."-The State.
News From Cleora.
We are having some fair weather
at last, after a seige of wet weather.
Mr. A. B. Holmes left for Charles
ton Saturday evening after spending
a month on his farm. He has rented
his farm to Mr. Walker Thomasson,
who will move on the place about
November the first.
Miss Hattie Brunson who is teach
ing the Long Cane school, and Miss
Ruby Brunson who is attending
school in Edgefield spent the week
end with the home folks.
Mr. Evan Morgan has gone to
Beaufort to farm with his brother,
Hugh Morgan.
Mr. P. B. Thomas will soon go
to Edgefield as soon as he gathers his
crop to join his family who moved in
the early fall.
Mr. Abney Brunson left on the
14th for Tampa, Fla., to accept a
position on a U. S. dredge^boat that
had been offered him.
All the darkies that have not left
this section are working at the saw
mills. It is almost impossible to get
any labor to put in a grain crop.
Mr. Herbert Williams will take a
load of hogs to Greenwood Tuesday
where he has sold them for 10 cents
per pound. Why cant Edgefield pay
as much? ,
Everyone that can get the labor
will commence sowing grain this
week.
Dsn Brunson got his hand bad
ly cut with a shingle saw last Tues
day.
SUBSCRIBER.
FOR RENT: A two-horse farm,
with a four-room tenant house on it;
within walking distance from the
square in South Edgefield. Apply to
T. B. GRENEKER.
Joe Tolbert and The Phoen
Riot.
Editor of The Advertiser:
I am going to give a synopsis
the Phoenix riot as I remember
Joe and Tom Tolbert incited the n
groes to this riot.
Phoenix is a small town about t<
miles from Ninety Six and about tl
same disuance from Grefenwoo
They decided on this place to beg
their infernal work. I had a son wi
was teaching there at the time. TI
school building was located near tl
store house. There were bushes ai
broom grass in the rear near th
school building, and the negroes tl
night before had gone over and h
their guns in this rubbish. On tl
next morning the negroes began
gather in great crowds. At the san
time old Tom Tolbert was on har
with his ballot box. As soon as tl
poles were opened for voten, To
put his box on the porch of the stol
and every negro vote that was cha
lenged they would report the san
to Tom and he would take the
names and deposit them in his bo:
There were very few white me
there. I think only about eight <
ten. This thing had been going o
sometime until forbearance cease
to be a virtue, and Mr. Etheredg
stepped to the door and kicked Toi
Tolbert's box out on the ground. Til
negroes were standing in front c
the store as thick as blackbirds on a
oatstock. As soon as Mr. Etheredg
kicked the box to the ground, he wa
shot dead, the ball entering the for?
head. At the report of this pistol e^
ery negro made a rush for th
broomstraw for their guns. The e>
citement was great, I hardly thin
that there were but two or thre
white men that were armed, but i
the melee old Tom was shot. Thes
two were the only ones who wer
shot that morning.
All this was planned by old Tor
j and Joe Tolbert before election daj
?The telephone wires had been cu
?the night before, but the news of th
riot went like -wind-and by .nigh
?there were men from the countr;
round about, and they continued ti
come in from all over the land. Jo*
Tolbert who was living at Ninet;
Six heard that the battle was on an<
[Tom was mortally wounded, and lef
in post haste for the battlefield, bu
when he got within a mile or so o:
Phoenix, a bunch of negroes met hin
and told him if he went over ther<
his hide wouldn't hold corncobs, an<
he never got anywhere in sight.
Quite a number of negroes wer<
killed and those who were not killec
left the country in great haste anc
confusion.
After the riot there was an in dig
nation meeting held at "96" and Ton
and Joe left for the "City by th(
Sea," where Joe's daddy lived. Ole
John, Joe's daddy, was collector oi
revenue at the Custom House ir
Charleston at the time and that wa:
their house of refuge for months.
McSweeny was governor at thal
time and Joe went to Columbia anc
asked the governor to make the peo
ple of Ninety Six and elsewhere lei
him come back to see after his in
terests. So the governor sent oui
posted bills to almost every man tc
let Joe come back. The governor liv
ed quite a while in the town of Nine
ty Six before he was elected gov
ernor. He was editor of a little pa
per there about as wide as my two
hands, and I knew him well. When 1
received my orders from McSweeny
to let Joe return I then wrote to the
governor that Joe could never come
back in our town until he could say
in plain language "Shibboleth." And
if he failed to pronounce the word
he would be killed at the ford.
Finally, the people let him return,
after making a solemn promise that
he would not meddle in politics with
the negroes any more. We have had
no trouble since along that line until
now. He is doing everything in his
power to stir up mischief. Now I
think it is high time for the people
to rise up as one man and tell Joe
Tolbert he must not, and cannot go
any further with his devilment.
Nothing would please him more if
he could see black feet on white
necks as they were in Reconstruction
days.
This is just a synopsis of who Joe
Flat Rock Correspondent
.Writes of Present Con
ditions.
The spring-like warblings of the
mocking bird and the merry chirps
of the itltle birds around our door
that are taking their departure south
reminds us that it is right and proper
that changes must come to man, as
well as birds and beasts. When bow
ed in sadness and sorrow, oh for"
mother-time, bringing our changes,,
and on the other hand were we left
ever in joy and mirth and glee,
would many consider the all ruling:
power of the universe. Adversity
must come to us all, and for our
good. Oftentimes it is hard but it. is
a blessing in disguise.
We hear much nf the business de
flation. How came it so? Did it coma
singly or where place the real
cause? We might assert many rea
sons, but the space here will not ad
mit that, though we believe sr/ol
winning, the only way by which the
so-called hard times will ever safely
be overcome. We are ? part of our
?business, great or small; when we
?get wrong the business soon goes the
[same way. Our money has not been.
consumed,it its all here, right here
yet, and we need less worry over
that and more concerning the souls
of our fellow man, remembering
"God is my shepherd, I shall not
want."
Modoc, S. C. ,.. .. -I
Court, of Common Pleas.
The fall term of court of common
pleas convened Monday morning:
with Judge Townsend presiding. The
first case called was the suit of G- W.
Vansant against Clarence Lott to>
recover damages alleged to have re- ,
suited to an automobile in a collision.
A verdict of $85 and actual d?m
ages was rendered in favor' of- the
plaintiff who was represented by B.
W. Crouch <k the Saluda bar and J.
Wm. Thurmond. The defendant was -
represented by T. B. Greneker.
? j, The~suitinf Beasley- Sh oe- Colapahy^
bf Lynchburg, Va., against J. A.
I Hamilton resulted in a verdict of
$206 for the plaintiff, which wpsJ.
represented by Sheppard Bros. N.
G. Evans represented the defendant.
The court was engaged ali of yes
terday with a suit against the Peo
ples Oil Mill of Johnston for $5,000
brought by Augustus Frasier
through James Frasier, his guardian
ad litem, for damages alleged to '
have resulted through the operation,
of a machine while working for the
defendant company. A verdict was
rendered in favor of the oil mill,
which was represented by J. Wm.
Thurmond. The plaintiff was repre
sented by S. McG. Simkins, N. G.
Evans and C. T. Burnett.
At the hour of going to press to
day the court is engaged with the
suit of the Bank of Parksville
against E. B. Dorn to recover the
sum of $3,000 alleged to be due om
certain notes. It appears that Mr.
Dorn gave notes to the Fisheries
Products Company of Wilmington,
N. C., for stock in the company and
later the Bank of Parksville purchas
ed the notes. Mr. Dorn takes the po
sition that the notes were obtained
from him through fraud and there
fore refuses payment. The Bank of
Parksville is represented by W. K.
Charles of the McCormick bar and
Mr. Dorn is represented by J. Wm.
Thurmond. The outcome of the case^
will be watched with, interest, as it
is said there are other persons in the
county who gave notes for stock as
Mr. Dorn did.
The civil court will probably com
plete its work by Friday night and
there will be no court next week.
Sunday Services at Methodist
Church.
The pastor will preach at the
Edgefield Methodist church Sunday
(fifth Sunday) morning at 113(1
o'clock and Sunday night at 7:30.
The public is cordially invited.
and Tom Tolbert are and what t&ey
have done in the past and what they
are trying to do now.
RUSSELL WRIGHT.
Johnston, S. C. \

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