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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY
Freeze Wrought Considerable
Damage. Philippics New
Building. Water Pipes
The heavy freeze of last Wednes
day and Thursday did considerable
damage to the trees of the town. The
branches weighted with ice broke
from the trees and there were many j
of the trees left with nothing but
the trunk. The falling limbs broke
the electric and telephone wires, and
the town .was in darkness for two
It was even dangerous for cars
* 2nd pedestrians as heavy limbs were
constantly falling. No school was
held, the superintendent deciding it
best to call it off.
Miss Hallie White has gone to
Hartsville to visit some of her col
The pip^for water works for the
town are now arriving. The pipes
were given by the government, there
being an overstock at Camp Jaokson.
It is hoped that work for the placing
can soon be started.
Master Marion Lott, who had the
-misfortune to break his leg last week
is resting as comfortably as could
be expected. It is hoped that he will
not have to be confined to the room
for a long time.
The friends of Prof. John Waters
of Augusta were delighted to see him
here for the week-end. He was a
guest in the home of Mr. G. G.
Mr. Willis Holmes was operated on
at the University Hospital in Augus
ta last Wednesday, and his friends
will be glad to know that he is doing
as well as could be expected. His
brother is filling his place at the post
office during his absence.
The people of Philippi church are
to be congratulated upon the modern
and well equipped Sunday school
building that has been added to the
church.. There is nothing that builds
up a church more than a splendid
Sunday school and there is no doubt
but that the church will make an
even greater stride for the cause of
Christ than before. The building is
worthy of the community, the work
being in charge of Mr. Brooks Saw
The bringing of the young people
into more active work in the church
is one of the plans of the Baptist
church. It has been decided to have
young men ushers for the evening
service, each to serve three months.
The first appointed are Messrs Sam
uel Watson, John Howard Black, Lon
Courtney and Butler Derrick.
Mr. and Mrs. Pope Perry and fam
ily are now domiciled in the rosi
er dence of Mrs. Ann Mobley.
Mr. W. P. Cassells was at Ellen- (
ton last week at the bedside of his j
brother who has been ill with pneu
As a means of creating interest I
in music and to give a musical treat
to all, the Apollo music club has de
cided from time to time to have mu
sicians come. This will be for thc pub
lic and there will 'be no charge. Mrs.
Robert Earle of Columbia, a vocalist
and a pianist, will come here this
week and give a recital This will be
either Thursday or Friday evening,
nothing definite can be stated until
the middle of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaul of New York
.who have been thc guests of Dr. and
Mrs. G. D. Walker for the past two
weeks, have returned to their home.
Mrs. O. D. Black and Miss Zena
Payne entertained during last week
in. honor of Mrs. David R. Holmes,
and a large party of friends were in
vited. Miss Eloise Strother of Wal
halla was, also a guest of honor.
Although the weather was very
inclement, all was warmth and good
cheer on the interior, all present
seemed to greatly enjoy the affair.
Progressive rook was played and
after the game Mrs. Holmes Avas pre
sented with a piece of china and Miss
Strother, a box of correspondence
The score cards were scenes of
After music an elaborate salad
course was served.
Miss Stanley of Columbia has
been the guest of Mrs. Olin Eidson.
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
?R. held a full meeting Monday after
noon with Mrs. C. P. Corn. It was a
pleasure to all to have present a
member of the Walhalla chapter,
Miss Eloise Strother and Mrs. W. F.
Scott, an out of town member.
The chief business was in making
'definite plans for the coming enter
tainment given by the chapter. One
half of the proceeds will go to the
High School and the other will be
used by the chapter for other educa
tional purposes and to aid in placing
the marker at the grave of Emily
Geiger whose grave is in Lexington
county, a few miles this side of Co
The chapter is hoping to make a
large'amount from the entertainment
which is unique and of a .varied or
The subject of the program was
"Heroines of Whom We are Proud,"
and a very instructive half hour
was spent. After music the hostess
served.a delicious salad course.
Miss Eloise Strother of Walhalla
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. P.
Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell are at
home from a visit to Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch spent
the past week in Savannah.
Mrs. W. B. Ouzts is visiting her
parents in Tennille, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott of Edge
field spent Sunday here in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lott.
A pleasant meeting of the New
Century club was held with Mrs. Olin
Eidson on Tuesday and during busi
ness the club discussed ways that it
might aid in blotting out illiteracy
in the state, the obtaining of the ap
propriation by the state to aid in ed
The placing of thc movie in the
school as an educational feature was
discussed and if this is done the club
will contribute. The presenting of the
play "Sands," which Fs a plea for
education was decided- on.
The literary program was very in
teresting-^?&H he r?."j?c-re w^SSisi mu
The hostess served a dainty salad
course with coffee and whipped
The literary society of the High
school has monthly d-bates and the
one of last Friday was especially
p-cod. The query was "Which is the
Most Essential in the High School,
a Well Equipped Library or the De
partment of Domestic Science?" It
was hard for the judges to dcctjde, as
both sides gave splendid arguments,
but they finally decided in favor of
Mr. Robert Cartledge of Green
wood has been for a visit to his aunt,
Mrs. Ben Wright.
Oodles of Money.
Tho following figures show that
the state cf South Carolina is not
bankrupt, although it is passing
through a season of severe financial
Total resources of stare banks in
South Carolina at the close of 1920
were $185,(509,940.84, according to
the report of James H. Craig, state
bank examiner. The 404 state banks
and branches had a surplus of ap
proximately $S,000,000, and $3,000,
000 of undivided profits. The individ
ual deposits subject to check were
$43,000,000. Loans and discounts
The Spartanbury Herald says:
"According to figures compiled
by the Converse Savings bank stock
and bond department, of this city,
the 29 banks of the city and county
of Spartan bury is $10,017,981.38.
The total resources of these banks
is $17,287,841.97, and the combined
capital is $2,028,300. These figures
were taken from thc statements of
the banks at the close of business
December 31, 1920."
Times are bound to be better after
a while; but just now we are like a
thirsty man adrift on the bosom of
the ocean, with "water, water every
where, and not a drop to drink."
For the Liver and Bowels.
When your liver and bowels be
come torpid get a bottle of Chamber
lain's Tablets. They will tone up your
liver and cause a gentle movement
of the bowels. They also improve the
do certify that I am a farmer and cc
promise and agree on my sacred wo
1921 I will not plant in cotton ni
cultivated by me during the year 192
And I further promise that I wil<
haveKvith my friends and neighbors*
and to co operate with the county co;
work for the said cotton reduction.
Auto Mortgage to Come Ahead
of Attachment. ,
Columbia, Jan. 31.-The executive
council of the South Carolina Bank
ers association at a meeting in Co- j
lumbia, yesterday, discussed at length
a bill introduced in the general as-,
sembly, by Representative Sapp of
Richland county, which seeks to
make purchase money mortgages on ..
automobiles come ahead of the at- '.
tachment lien for damages. It was .
the unanimous opinion of the raera
bers of the council that some action ]
should be taken at once to amend j
the existing law, and the bankers ex- j
pressed the opinion that the proposed
amendment to the law should go fur- *
ther and provide that any bona fide '
mortgage on an automobile should H
come ahead of the-attachment lien. <
It was decided to ask the commit- 1
tees of the house and senate to hear i
a committee from the bankers on the 1
proposed legislation. The bankers <
took the opinion that the fajy^j^nd.^
business men of thc ?tatjfl^^H|^H
compelled.to use every- ?fl
lateral available. A moijpi. '?ri -xv.
automobile is now practically wortn- j
less because of the law in this state (
which gives an attachment lien for ^
damages priority. ^
The following statement was given i
out by W. S. Fraser, president, and <
Lee G. Holleman, secretary, after thc ?j
meeting of thc executive council yes-??
"Thc executive council of the
South Carolina Bankers association .
in session in Columbia took up for ,
discussion thc opening bill in thc ley- ,
islature by Representative Sapp .
(House Bill No. ."?), which .-eeks to
make purchase money mortgages on
automobiles come ahead of thc at
tachment lien for damages.
"It was unanimously agreed thai
some action should be taken at once
to amend the existing law and the |
committee felt that the proposed j
amendment should ero further and j
J provide that any bona fide mortgage
should come ahead of the attachment !
lien as now provided by law, espe-1
cially, in view of the fact that many
of the farmers and business men of
the state are now compelled to use
every form of collaterad available.
"It was decided to ask for a rehear
ing before committees of thc house
and senate in this matter, and the
following resolution was passed :
"Be it resolved, by the executive
council of the South Carolina Bank
ers association, that we go on record j
as favoring the pending bill in the
house, introduced by Representative
Sapp, of Richland, which seeks to
make purchase money mortgages on
automobiles some ahead of thc at
tachment lien for damages, and that
we make an effort to have the law
further amended so as to apply to
all bona fide mortgages on motor ve
"Bc it further resolved that thc
general assembly be memorialized
to pass the measure."
Then bankers expressed the belief
that -this is a matter that ought to
be of interest to everybody in the
FOR SALE: Several Silver Laced
Wyandotte Cockerels at $4.00 each.
J. CARROLL MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Phone 2005; R. F. D. No. 3.
., of the county of Edgefield,
itton grower, and hereby solemnly
ml of honor that during the year
lore than one-third of the lands
use whatever influence that I may
to have them sign a like obligation
?mittee in the organization and the
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Destructive and Constructive
Side of Liquor Question.
? Strange how much it takes to set
j?me people to thinking, especially
it set that has always considered itself
air. possessing an extra share of the
brains of thc country. The metr?poli
ir i press and a lot of their supercil
ious clientele, in bewailing national
inhibition, generally throw in the
remark that it is true chat the saloon
wey a cruel evil, but that some bet
te/-, way should have been found to
remedy it than such a bad, foolish,
uneconomical and unenforcible thing
is'the. 18th amendment.
Wonder how long it would have
taken these gentlemen to discover
what ? bad thing the saloon was if
the ' prohibition movement hadn't
?ivfii them the jolt. Judging from
their -activities during the last hun
3rV>d y^ars, we would have been a
long time waiting for this better rem
2dy^tor the saloon.
-ing of the 18th
of national prohibition a return to
the saloon. Blessings brighten as they
take their flight, and even some
things that were not blessings are re
gretfully realized after they are
?one. Nobody is tempted to pay the
-aloon the compliment of speaking
kindly of the departed.
Since perfection in human affairs
is not to bc expected, it is common
sense to recognize that what is
should not be discarded unless some
thing better can bc put in its place.
What the something better than pro
hibition would be has not yet been
Congress Enters Peak Load
Washington. Jan. 30.-Congress
tomorrow enters into the peak load
period of thc session with only 2S
working days left and appropriation
bills and legislation jammed up in
both senate and house.
The final money biils, thc army and
navy supply measures, with thc dip
lomatic and rivers and harbors bills
are to come before the house this
week, while the senate plans to take
up thc postofficc and sundry civil
measures. Republican leaders arc
debious of getting through all of the
appropriation bills and they express
privately doubts of Democratic co
To hasten action on the appro
priation bills, the Pordney emergency
tariff blil is to be given what Repub
licans say will be its "last chance"
in the senate this week. Senator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania, in charge of
the bill, tomorrow will ask unanimous
consent for a vote, probably on Feb
ruary 15, and with expectations of
refusal of the Republican leaders are
prepared to present their cloture pe
tition, for a vote on Wednesday un
der the rules.
May Sidetrack Tariff.
Failure predicted for both moves
is to bc followed, according to the
Republican managers by sidetrack
ing of the tariff bill in favor of. the
postoffice and other appropriation
bills and other legislation.
Navy disarmament also is to come
up prominently in the senate this
week. Senator Gerry, Rhode sland.
Democratic member of the senate
naval committee, is to address the
senate tomorrow in favor of carry
ing out :he present building program
unless an international disarmament
agreement can be obtained. The
naval committee will take up Tues
day Senator Borah's resolution for
an inquiry into the future value of
dreadnaughts in naval programs.
Immigration exclusion legislation
is to be considered this week by the
senate immigration committee w:th
leaders planning to report a substi
tute for the Johnson bill banning
virtually all immigrants for one year.
Reapportionment' of the house on
the basis of the 1020 census will
come before the senate census com
mittee this week, in its consideration
of the house bill retaining the pres
ent house membership of 435.
Want More Hospitals.
Provision for more hospitals for
disabled service men is expected to
be made by the house this week
through a passage of a bill to estab
lish additional hospitals. The senate
is prepared to provide funds for tho
The coal inquiry in connection with
the Calder control bill will be con
tinued tomorrow by the senate manu
factures committee and the Calder
reconstruction committee plans to
begin work on an inquiry into lum
ber supply and price conditions.'
Final action regarding recommen
ations of sites for Pacific coast bases
is planned tomorrow by the joint
congressional co'mmittee, which has
been investigating the west coast lo
Hope to Tighten Prohibition
Washington, Jan. 31.-Prohibition
leaders in congress are hoping to
[ tighten up the Volstead law.
sThey are planning a new legis^^]
I Vi b^siri^?>^"-im'p^sln?r aTfli
changes being discussed among ene
prohibition leaders relate to the
search and seizure clause, so as to
reach the home brew and to make
more sweeping the. present law un
der which a person buying liquor
may be punished equally with the
person selling it.
Confiscation of every drop of li
quor hold by citizens regardless as to \
when or how it was acquired is also j
being urged. This would legalize
seizure of all stocks held in private
cellar or a safety deposit vault. Ob
jection to that, however, has been
made by some dry leaders cn the
ground* that little such liquor finds
its-way into channel? of bootleg
trade and that it won't be long be
fore all such liquor will be used up. j
Unless a pending bill, which would
permit federal commissioners to try
minor liquor cases, is passed a pro
posed amendment to the law would
take care of this. Federal court dock
ets are now badly congested with
Volstead violations and a govern
ment officials have reported a change
of procedure necessary.
The big fight of amendment will
start in the opening of the new ses
sion in April, according to the dry
leaders. They say they have enough
votes in the house now to put through
and added restrictions they might de
sire, but that there is not enough
Meanwhile Chairman Volstead of
the house judiciary committee on
whose shoulders will fall the bulk of
revising, is waiting word from pro
hibition enforcement officers as to
suggestionns for making the law bul
let proof. He wants the advice of the
men charged with the breaking up of
the outlaw traffic.
Effects of Constipation.
Constipation causes a stoppage rff
the sewerage system of the body. Thc
poisonous refuse matter that should
be carried away is retained in the sys
tem and often poisons the blood and
causes numerous disorders. No one
can afford to neglect his bowels. A
dose of Chamberlain's Tablets will
affords relief. Avoid drastic cathar
tics as they take too much water oui
of the system and their use it likely
to be followed by constipation.
Miss Florence Mims Gives Key
to Foreign Names.
I have recently been given the key
which unlocks the door of knowledge
in regard to the lengthy foreign
names borne by many of the people
herc. I shall not make the explanation
long, fer fear it might souf?d like the
preface to a dictionary where one
finds that certain marks mean certain
things more or less baring.
Names ending in "on," such as
Olson are Swedish, those ending in
"i" such as Knuti, Saari, are Finnish
and those in "vich" are Austrj^m
Any name with bjernson at the end
or containing "bj" is Norwegian. One
can not quite tell what may or may
not be Italian, for some Italian
names end in "i" as do the Finnish.
A day or two ago, I happened to
be asking a student what nationality
she was, which, however, is a thing
I seldom do, and she said she was
Slavonian. Her mother had lived only
ajbout thirty miles from the once
much talked of Trieste. At her home
here, she said the entire family, the
youngest and the oldest speak Slo
venian. On coming a mile in to school
they change their language and
doubtless their alligiance and point
of view and become good Americans
for five days out of the week.
I have a profound respect for any
one who can really speak two lan
guages. I pat myself on the back if I
can sussessfully use the English lan
guage for five minutes without any
I understand that underground in
the mines the men resort to their
mother tongue and speak in Italian
or Finnish or whatever they are fa
miliar with, rather than laboriously
constructing each sentence in Eng
There is a little American boy
of which there arc comparatively
?s.w here, living in the fiat where I
wHe has?Jived in Ploinda all, of his
something to one of them in a strange
tongue which his mother couldn't
understand. On asking him what he
raid, he replied that he was merely
telling the little girl to go home in
If all Europe, from Northeim Nor
way to Southern Sicily were as friend
ly and congenial as the representa
tives of each of those countries are
here, we would 'indeed have gone a
long way toward cementing the
League of Nations.
If one happens to be a very blond
person, although they may have es
tablished beyond the power of man
to doubt that their ancestors came
over on thc good .ship "Mayflower,"
they are accused of being either
Swedish or Norwegian.
The good American name Smith
has many charms for me now. It is
something that I can pronounce with
assurance, certain that I shall not be
corrected or laughed at.
Jan. 22, 1921.
New Garage Near Station.
I take this means of notifying the
public that I have opened a garage
in the metal building to the rear of
the store of Mr. Charlie Thomas and
solicit a share of their patronage. I
have employed Mike Brooks as one of
my force of workers who is well
known to automobile owners. All
work guaranteed. All I ask is a trial.
Remember the place, in the metal
building to the rear of Mr. Charlie
Thomas' store near the depot.
John L. Holston.
Notice is hereby given that on thc
10th day of March, 1921, I w:!l make
application tc The Peoples Bank of
Edgefield, S. C., for the reissue of a
certificate of stock to take place of
certificate No. 6G; also to The Bank
of Johnston, Johnston, S. C., for the
reissue of the three following certifi
cates of stock, Nos. 2G0, 332 and
395, all of which certificates as issued
by sajd banks have been lost.
A. C. YONCE,
Trenton, S. C.
January 25, 1921.