Judge DeVore Obtains Har
Kingstree, Dec. 13.-The fall term
of the court which convened here
Monday and adjourned late Friday
vras one of the most interesting ses
sions of civil court held in this county
in many years, made so by the very
nature of the cases tried and the
prominence of the litigants involved
in the several actions.
Judge J. W. DeVore of Edgefield
presided during the term, and more
than ever before he endeared himself
to the members of the bar, the jurors
and the people of the county Friday
afternoon when through his timely
and kindly admonition one of the
knottiest cases ever tried in this
court was amicably settled to the sat
isfaction of the contestants and coun
sel on both sides.
The case was that of Mrs. Lillian
Brown against Sallie E. Davis, and
others for the recovery of the estate
left by the plaintiff's father, the late
George W. Davis. In 1877, as shown
"by the evidence in the case, George
W. Davis married Miss Amanda Han
T?a. Six months later Mr. Davis re
turned his bride to her mother and
left her. In October* of 1877 the
plaintiff in this action was born and
grew into womanhood. In the mean
time, seven years after her birth, her
mother, Mrs. Davis, left Williams
"burg county and went to Florida, tak
ing up a permanent abode in that
state and in 1884 remarried there.
About the same time Davis went into
Georgetown county and married a
daughter of the late Capt. Henry Mc
Donald, with whom he lived happily
until his death in 1916. There were
"born to this union nine children, the
seven , surviving ones being defend
ants, with their mother, in this suit.
Testimony was adduced to prove be
yond a doubt the marriage of Mr.
Davis to the mother of the plaintiff.
It was not proven that there had ever
teen a divorce obtained by Mr. Davis
outside this state and hence the ac
tion by the plaintiff, Mrs. Brown, to
recover her father's estate on the[
ground that she was the rightful heir. 11
Captain Davis was a prominent cit-1 <
izen of the county and served one or
more terms in the state legislature,
also for 18 or 20 .years had served
his district as magistrate. There is a
large family connection on both sides
and compose the best people in this
section of the state. The preponder
ance of evidence was clearly in favor
of the plaintiff according to the law
of the state, but for the sake of fam
ily harmony and for the respect of
his friend, with whom he had served
in the legislature, Judge DeVore pre
ferred to see the contention between
the heirs of George W. Davis settled
outside of the jury room, and as soon
as the evidence was all in he called
the parties at interest with their
counsel, into his private chamber and
there did what no one else had been
able to bring about-an amicable,
satisfactory settlement, which gave to
the palintiff one-half interest in her
father's estate. A verdict was drawn
and signed by the foreman of the jury
heartily concurred in by the ll other
members. Judge DeVore was warmly
congratulated upon his accomplish
ment by counsel on both sides and by
members of the jury.
Four Judges to be Chosen.
With the removal by death last
week of Judge Frank B. Gary, of the
eighth judicial circuit, the fourth va
cancy in South Carolina judgeships
was brought about. The four vacan
cies are to be filled by the general as
sembly at its meeting in January and
already a number of candidates are
.being spoked of as successors to the
three jurists who have been taken by
death and a fourth judge who re
In addition to the vacancy in the
eighth circuit, a vacancy exists in the
fourth circuit as a result of the death
of Judge Edward Mciver, another
in the sixth circuit, brought about
by the death of Judge Ernest Moore
and another in the fourteenth circuit
resulting from the resignation of
Judge J. E. Peurif oy.
Candidates are already in the field
for judgeships of three of these cir
cuits, the fourth, the sixth and the
fourteenth, according to the Green
ville Piedmont, it is expected that de
velopments of the next few weeks
will bring about the candidacies of
several prominent attorneys of the
eighth circuit who aspire to become
the successor to Judge Frank Gary.
In the fourth circuit, composed of
the counties of Chesterfield, Darling
ton, Dillon and Marlboro the most
prominent candidate for the judge
ship of the circuit . is E. C. Dennis,
well known aattorney of Darlington,
and a former member of the house of
representatives. Some observers think
that sentiment in the circuit formerly
presided over by Judge Mciver is very
much in favor of Mr. Dennis and the
likelihood is that he will win the elec
tion in the general assembly.
Several candidates are being prom
inently mentioned for the judgeship
of the counties of York, Chester,
Lancaster and Fairfield, Senator
Glenn W. Ragsdale of Fairfield; So
licitor J. K. Henry, of Chester; W. M.
Dunlap and J. Harry Foster of Rock
Hill. Mr. Dunlap and Mr. Foster are j
well known attorneys of York coun
ty. Mr. Foster has served as special
judge on several occasions.
The announced candidates for the
judgeship of the fourteenth circuit,
formerly presided over by Judg3
Peurifoy and consisting of the coun
ties of Hampton, Colleton, Beaufort,
Jasper and Allendale are W. B. Gru
ber, attorney of Walterboro ; Senator
J. Henry Johnston of Allendale and
J. S. Thomas, attorney of Beaufort.
While no candidates have an
nounced in the eighth circuit, com
posed of the counties of Abbeville,
Newberry, Laurens and Greenwood
and formerly presided over by Judge
Frank Gary, there are a number of
able lawyer in this circuit and a live
ly contest for the judgeship of the
circuit is promised. Among those who
will be mentioned for the place will
probably be W. P. Greene, of Abbe
ville, who has frequently served as a
special judge and often has been
spoken of as a candidate for the
bench in the event of a vacancy.
Election of four judges will serve
to heighten interest in the coming
session of the legislature and the con
tests for the four vacancies will draw
the attent'on of 'the entire state.
Dr. Z. T. Cody Writes About
Ku Klux Klan.
The following editorial on the Ku
Klux Kl?n, from the pen of Dr. Z. T.
Cody, editor of the Baptisn Courier,
tvill be read with general interest:
"There is a great deal of nervous
ness about the Ku Klux Klan. The
attitude of some of our great dailies
towards it takes for granted that it is |
nothing but a secret order for law
essenss. This last is the attitude of
the mayor of New York and it seems
>f many other officials. Fron time to
;ime the papers carry accounts of
;he lawless deeds of men wearing the
Klan regalia, and, these deeds are
:redited to this order. . It is also a
fact that great many of our citizens,
vho seek only the best for our coun
ty, look askance at the Klan and fear.
;he course which, they think, it will
ilmost certainly take.
"We do not know anything of this
>rder that any other outsider does
lot know. If this editor knows a sin- j
jle member of the Klan he does not
enow it The only things that he cer
;ainly knows of that have been done
>y Klan people have been certain
;ontributions made to evangelists in
neetings. All of us look on that as to
;heir credit. The Klan is reported to
>e a Protestant organization and
nade up only of white people. It is
:ertainly the object of suspicion by
Catholics and colored people. We
;ake for granted that it is its name,
with old associations, that has aroused
:he negroes. Much of the evil and
vide publicity that has been given
;he klan appears to be from Catholic
sources, and is therefore, the product
if prejudice. We believe that the
Klan ought not to be judged by any
such propoganda. Unfortunately the
government's chief of detectives, Mr.
Burns, is a member of the Knights of
Columbus, and while, perhaps, he
tvould seek to be impartial, yet any
investigation made while he is head
if the secret service would not com
mand respect; and very likely, the
clamor for investigation comes, di
rectly or indirectly, from the secret.!
politics-religious organizations of
which Chief Burns is an honored
"This organization ought to be
judged on what it is, rather than on
what its enemies write of it either out
of unreasoning prejudice or with sec
tarian malice. It ought not, we think,
to be finally condemned on its most
unfortunate name. But it must be
said, that it is to be held responsible
for choosing a name that is inextrica- j
bly interwoven with lawlessness, and,
along with the name, the regalia. If
the Klan is finding that the public is
discriminatory charging it up with
all manner of crime it has itself
largely to blame for this. If the Klan
is finding that evil men use its regalia
when they are on lawless errands the
Klan ought certainly to have known]
beforehand that it was opening again
this opportunity to mischief and
crime. As for ourselves, we do not be
lieve that the order is guilty of the
things here and there, done under its
disguise. But it has, without doubt,
revived a method of intimidation that
is fraught with all manner of evil
and of trouble; and, this is no small
matter. We believe that it was a
?rave mistake. Even though the mo
tive of those who created the Klan
was noble, as we believe it was, yet
. / ?ii ??? .'i
(they have brought back to life a meth
od of dealing with questions that can
not be kept to ways or ends that are
"As between the Ku Klux Klan
and the Knights of Columbus this
country has less to- fear from the for
mer. We believe that the United
.States has in it nothing more un
American than the secret political
religious organization that is now try
ing to use the law to break down the
Klan which evidently it dreads.
"But after all, we may well ask
is a secret organization, whether
Protestant or Catholic, the proper
instrument with which to deal with
political and religious questions?"
Week of Prayer Program at
Baptist Church, Jan. 3-7.
Prayer Meeting service, Wednes
day evening, January 3.
Thursday Afternoon, Jan. 4.
Mrs. J. L. Mims, Leader.
Devotional: Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Talk, S. B. C. Schools in Japan:
Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Prayer for all Christian school
work in Japan.
Recitation: Elizabeth Padgett in
Reading, "Buddha or Christ:" Mrs.
W. E. Lott.
Hymn for the year: "How Firm a
Friday Afternoon, Jan. 5.
Leader: Mrs. E. C. Asbell.
Subject: Europe and Africa.
Devotional : Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Talk, America's Debt to Europe:
Rev. A. T. Allen.
Prayer for Missionaries in Europe.
Vocal solo: Mrs. M. B. Tucker.
Talk, What Does the Bible Say
About Africa?: Miss Eliza Mims.
Prayer that the Cradle Home of
Christ may not be forgotten by His
followers: Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Leaflet: Camping T- in Af
rica: Miss Kelle h Fair.
Hymn "Am I a Soldier of the
Saturday Afternoon, Jan. 6
Young People's Session.
Mrs. A. T. Allen, Leader.
Sheriff's Sale Under Execution.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD 3
(In the Court of Common Pleas.) 1
The Farmers Bank ol Edgefield, S. j
C., Plaintiff, Against W. A. Strom j
and The Dixie Highway Hotel ]
.Company of Edgefield, Defend- 1
Notice is hereby given that under j
and by virtue of the power and au- ?j
thority of an execution in the above ]
entitled action issued out of the, 1
Court of Common Pleas in and for 1
said County and State in behalf of j
Plaintiff above named, I have levied ^
on the personal property herein be- ]
low described and owned by the De- ]
fendant, The Dixie Highway Hotel 1
Company of Edgefield, and will, be- j
fore the Court House door in the j
Town of Edgefield, said county and ]
state, during the legal hours of sale 1
on Salesday in January, A. D., 1923, '
same being Tuesday, the second day j
of said month, sell the following de- j
scribed personal property owned by ]
the said Defendant, The Dixie High
way Hotel Company of Edgefield, to ?
wit: All the furniture, fixtures, lin- 1
en, towels, slips, sheets, pillows,
pillow cases, bed covers, spreads,
blankets, comforts, mats, matting, \
linoleum coverings and runners on ;
floors, carpets, rugs, tables of every 1
kind, beds, bedsteads, chairs of ev
ery kind; bureaus, wardrobes, chiffo
niers, stools, grip racks, fiber rush
suites, table, fibre rush settees,
desks for writing, dining tables and
all other tables; refrigerators, ranges
and cooking stoves, dressers, mat
tresses, cooking utensils of every kind
and description; table-ware of every
kind and description; china, glass
wares, cutlery, table cloths, napkins,
kitchen knives, table knives, all forks,
spoons, silver ware, pots, pans, win
dow shades, screens, detached coun
ters, store cabinets, kitchen cabinets,
office cabinets, shelving, hat racks,
office desk, dishes and crockery of
every kind and description, also all
other personal property of every
kind and description whatsoever,
whether mentioned above or not and
which is now in use or for use in the
Dixie Highway Hotel or in any of the
stores under the Dixie Highway
Hotel, situate in the Town of Edge
field, County pf Edgefield, State of
Levied on as the property of the
Defendant, The Dixie Highway Ho
tel Company of Edgefield.
Terms of Sale: CASH.
W. R. SWEARINGEN.
Sheriff of the County of Edgefield,
State of South Carolina.
December 13th, 1922.
Invigorating to the Paie and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening toi~c.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drive? ouf
Ma! aria,enriches the blood, a nd builds upthe sys
tem. A true tonic. For adults and children. SOr
Q \ XTTj about 20 per
Oil. V Ht cent'bn your
toll charges during the day
by using the station to
Q A "\7|7 about 50 per
dl\ V Ht cent at ??ght
between 8:30 p. m. and
midnight by using the sta
tion to station service.
Q \ \7T? about 75 per
. . - cent by using
station to station service be
tween midnight and 4:30
i Ask Long
I Distance for
' Other Rates
? County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of No
vember, 1922 to the fifteenth day of
All. taxes shall be due and pay
able between the fifteenth day of
October, 1922 and December the
That when taxes charged sTaall not
be paid by December the thirty-first,
1922 the County Auditor shall pro
bed to add a penalty of one per
cent., for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first, 1923, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
;axes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1922 are as fol
For State purposes_7%
For Ordinary County_8
For Past Indebtedness_ZVz
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch - -_8
For Bacon School District_14
For Blocker_-_- - 8
For Flat Rock_8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hili_8
For Elmwood No. 8_8
For Elmwood* No. 9_2
Tja Elmwood No. 30 _2
.WElmw?o?-Era - ~- _ -:-~:r~3
For Hibler_" --" - 8
For Harmony --3
For Johnston --- - - 19
For Meriwether (Gregg)-2
For Brunson School __ - -- 4
For Ropers-- 2
For Shaw_- 4
For Sweetwater - - - -- 4
For Blocker No. 33_4
Por Blocker R. R. (portion)-6
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 6
For Johnston R. R.-3
For Pickens R. R.-3
For Wise OR. R.-3
For Corporation_- - - SOYz
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dog are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog dur
ing January of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire February 1, 1923.
J. L. PRINCE,
County Treasurer, E. Co.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Fesd
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quartes & Timmennen
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Is Depository for Public Fut
County of Edgefield, of S
of the United Sta
The Strongest Bank
SAFETY FIRST IS ANI
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ff feel a light, dizzy feeling in my ?j
fl head. To getup in the morning 9
I with a lightness in the head and
^ a trembly feeling is often a sign
I that the stomach is out of order. ?
Jt For this I took fhedford's ?
T Black-Draught, and without a jf
g doubt can say I have never g
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fl, the liver, but leaves you in such ?>
I a good condition. I have used I
* it a long time, when food does ?
I not seem to set well, or the
mt stomach is a little sour."
I j If it isn't
it isn't I
In order to keep people out of
trouble, I hereby give notice that I
do not want anybody trespassing on
my land and all who do so will he
prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. This means everybody, without
C. L. TURNER.
1ELD, S. C.
ids of Town of Edgefield, of
tate of South Carolina and
tes in this District.
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1922. At the same tirfie start a
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