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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922. No 23. JOHNSTON LETTER. Clinic Well Attended. Myste rious Skeleton Unearthed. Camping Party at Salter's Pond. The health clinic that was held here on Saturday was a great oppor tunity for many people, white and colored, and there were about 160 who came for examination. The per cent of those affected was small, and the general health was shown ta be good, in comparison to the number examined. Dr. Cooper, of the State Sanitorium, who had the clinic in charge stated that it was a most strenuous day for him, having such a number coming in. Miss Ann Mur phy, State Health Nurse, assisted. There were many that should have come in for examination, and some forgot the date. The fourth of July was observed in the usual manner here, all public offices and stores being closed. The heavy rain though, prevented some of the afternoon attractions, there being two ball games booked for that day. There were several spend-the day parties, and picnics were plan ned, but only about two the picnic crowds ventured forth. For the even ing a community ?ring had been plan ned by the New Century club, the clubs of the state now using the 4th as a general'day for the promotion of good citizenship. Rev. W. S. Brooke was to have spoken on "Good Citi zenship," but the affair had to be called off as the weather was so in clement. This was to have been an out of doors meeting, and conducted by Rev. Mr. Kellar. On Sunday even ing previous, Mr. Brooke had preach ed a very forceful sermon on "Good Citizenship." Recently some grave diggers at Dry Creek church unearthed a skele ton at a spot where no grave was supposed to be, and it appeared very mysterious, as the skeleton had a rope' around the neck. Th^co---^r pieces of the coffin and the siljerj.? nlate/wi+v ??b~i ... ^acC 'found. |h Many of the oldest inhabitants were questioned but there was no clue given to any person having been hanged, the contents of the grave showing that it had been made' fully 50 years or more. There was much discussion, so two gentlemen decid ed later to make a full and close ex amination, and the skeleton was again taken up which the grave dig gers has hastily re-buried. It was found to be the skeleton of a woman, and the rope was her long plait of hair, that no doubt had been coiled around her head coronet fashion, af ter the times, and as time passed, and the body returned to dust, the coronet of hair had slipped down over the head and rested. It is well known that hair does not decay. Mrs. J. Howard Payne and Mar garet Helen are recuperating from havnig their tonsils removed. They went over to the Columbia hospital, on the 4th, accompanied by Mr. Payne. Margaret Helen was able to return home after the second day, but Mrs. Payne remained f jr the week. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott, of Green wood were welcome visitors for the week-end. Mrs. Pope Davis of Columbia, is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. W. Orouch. Mr. and Mrs. Olin Eidson have been for a short visit to Columbia. Mrs. W. I. Pender is able to be out again after an illness of several weeks' ' Mr. and Mrs. Coleman are visiting in the home of Mr. J. . W. Bledsoe. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway Barling of Edgefield spent Sunday in the home of Dr. Walter Ouzts. Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts has returned from a visit to relatives at Tennillc, Georgia. Mrs. Fletcher Wright has been crit ically ill during the past week suf fering from hemorrhage of the head. Mrs. Newton Broadwater and Miss Carrie Belle Stevens have gone to Perry, Fla.,' to visit the family of their brother, Mr. Willie Pearce Stevens. Mrs. Whit Mobley is at home from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Jim Hill, at Rock Hill. Mrs. Lucia Latimer has gone to Macon, Ga., to visit the family of her son, Dr. E. C. Latimer. Mr. Heber Ballentine attended the State Bankers Association, which was held at Asheville, N. C., recently. Miss Antoinette Denny has gone to New York to take a special course at Columbia University. Dr. and Mrs. S. G. Mobley are at home from a visit to the families of Mrs. W. S. Mobley, at Thomson, Ga., and Mr. Eugene McAlpine, at Harts ville, S. C. Miss Bessie Bean has accepted a position with a school in Louisiana. She is now taking a special course at a university in Virginia. Mr. Ben Wright who is now locat ed in Florida, was here on a business .trip last week. Mr. Sam Hazel and family have moved to Saluda. Mr. Fred Parker, Jr., is in Balti more, Md., taking a special course. - Mr. Shep Sawyer was carried to Margaret Wright Hospital one day last week suffering form an attack of acute appendicitis. His condition was such that the physician advised going ' at'Once in a car, as the few hours of ? waiting for the train was not deem- ? ed advisable. His condition now is 1 very favorable and he will, no doubt 1 be on the road to a rapid recovery 1 soon. ? Camping parties seem to be the 1 :hief enjoyment of some of the J foung people, therp being two camp- J ng parties during the past week at 1 Salter's pond. i Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Jones have T jone to Union, where they joined a c camping party at a delightful pond a .esort nearby. i Mr. Rufus Derrick is now able to I >e out again after several weeks of e Un ess. Miss Margaret McGhele of Colum- f ?ia is visiting Misses Katherine and 1 Sstelle Wright. b Misses Emmie Workman and Cor- h elia Webb are at home from a Visit U^^ri^M^ 1 .'ceieura ted r J** j? ?ttt^'rrx'nday on July^fiUHe is still ale and hearty, and his friends wish or him many more birthdays. Mr. Guy Forrest and family will oon move to Darlington, the former laving accepted a position in the ligh school there. Mrs. P. C. Stevens and Mrs. Barnes tave been for a visit to relatives at lidge Spring. Mr. Bob Smith of Augusta has >een for a visit to relatives here. The marriage of Miss Nelle Bailey low of Columbia, came as a pleas int surprise to her friends here. Her 'amily made their home here for s?v irai years. Dr. Dill, of Greenville preached at ;he Baptist church on Sunday morn ngn, his discourse being greatly en oyed. He was here in interest of the 3aptist .Courier. Rev. W. P. Brooke and family re ;urned to Virginia to reside. Rev. Brooke has been pastor at Stevens Sreek and Rocky Creek churches for ;he past two years and was held in love and esteem by congregations of both churches. Mrs. David Crim of Birmingham, Ala., is visiting Mrs. Jim Crim. Last Call for Signers. So successful was the recent drive of the organized tobacco growers through South Carolina that officials of the association have now announc ed the closing of their Membership Campaign for July 31st. During the few days that remain in which tobacco growers can sign the contract, ? last whirlwind drive will reach 25 marketing towns of the South Carolina belt with another se ries of mass meetings which start Monday, July 17th. Dr. J. Y. Joyner, Vice-president of the association, Senator J. A. Brown, director of the association, John Blanks of the Kentucky Burley Pool, W. D. Hill and E. T. Bpndurant of Virginia will be among the speakers. -Meetings will be held at Lake City, Orlanta, Cades, Cowards, Greeley ville, Hemingway, Andrews, Tim monsville, Lamar, Pamlico, Marion, Mullins, Nichols, Conway, Loris, Lake View, Fairmont, Whiteville, Dillon and Lumberton. FOR SALE: Five good young milch cows and six head of choice beef cattle. M. C. PARKER. An Appeal to Women to Register. I To the Women of South Carolina; As there appears to be some con fusion in the minds of the new vot ers as to registration and enrollment, as well as to the qualifications for voting in the primary election, it, seems expedient to give them in the columns of our papers, the rules'of the Democratic party governing s?feh elections. .... -..'.**???> Every woman who. is 21 years ;of age, or who shall become so before the general election in November, who is a white Democrat and who has resided in the state two years, in the county six months prior to .t|f? succeeding general election, and in the club district, sixty days prior to the first election following her offer to enroll, is qualified for voting at the primary election. Public school teachers are exempt from the pro visions of this section as to residence, if they meet the other qualifications enumerated. The books for enrollment are open now at every voting precinct in the state and will remain open until July 25. Each voter is required to enroll on the books of her club district and to vote at the place authorized for the club to which she belongs. Each applicant for enrollment writes on the club roll her own full name thus, Smith, Mary Jane, placing the sur lame first and the given name last. Viarried women should use their own mmes, and not that pf th?ir husband vith the prefix "Mrs." The age,, oe :upation and post office address are ils'o given. No registration certificate s required for enrolling on the club looks or for voting in the primary ilection. Let me say again that the books or enrollment close on the fourth 'uesday in July, more than a? month, efore the election, and unless you ave enrolled before they-are closed ? ?me-abWfe-wthrgTir Ln? laBl^?i-^A^ efore the election. And, in conclu ion, I pray you, remember that encef orth the women of the state j ^ hare equally with the men in re ponsibility for the kind of govern lent which exists in South Carolina. Yours very cordially, ANNIE GAINES WILLIAMS, ?rs. S. C. League Women Voters. Concerning Work in Cemetery. The Civic League has employed a lew man to work in the cemetery and ir. Allen has kindly consented to uperintend the work. We are going to try to clean up he cemetery in a systematic way, ?ut it is impossible for us to keep he grounds in perfect condition with ?ne man; so those who wish extra vork done on private squares will ilease have it done by someone else, is paying this man to do extra work :auses confusion. Those who have received cards and lave not contributed will please ;end what they can to Miss Ethel De Loach as it takes money to keep up ;his work. PRES. CIVIC LEAGUE. McKendree News. On Tuesday, July 4th the McKen dree Sunday school gave a penic at the church. A large crowd was pres ent. Rev. Singleton from Saluda preached a splendid sermon in the morning and made a talk in the after noon which was very much enjoyed. At 12:30 o'clock dinner was spread, the table being laden with good things to eat together with a boun tiful .supply of iced tea and lemon ade. Miss Narcie Turner of Atlanta is visiting home folks for ten days. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Turner spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zonnie Dorn. Mrs. Jim Williams and family of Gaines spent Saturday night and Sunday in the home of her father, Mr. W. Harling. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frontis Timmennan. Quite a number of McKendree folk attended services at Stevens Creek church Sunday morning. Rev. Man gum preached a good sermon. Cotton Growers' Association Elects Officers. Columbia, July 10.-With the ad ministrative officers elected and the general manager and other techni 'cal officers hamed the South Carolina Cotton Growers' Cooperative Asso ciation will soon be ready to func tion. ? Last week the board of 'directors made further progress towards the completion of the organization of the association. W. R. Scarborough, cash ier of the Bishopville National Bank and? one of the best known bankers in South Carolina, was elected treas urer and Arthur Mazyck, of Ben nettsville, manager of the Pee Dee River Cotton Company, was elected general sales manager. Mr. Scarborough in addition to be ing one of the best known and one of the ablest bankers in the state, is also a large planter and is himself a mem ber of the association, having been one of the first planters in Lee coun ty, to sign the contract. ; Mr. Mazyck is regarded as one of the best cotton salesmen in America. He has been in the cotton business for the past twenty-five years. He was in the Mississippi Delta for seventeen years. Eight years ago he came to Bennettsville and later accepted the position of general manager of the Pee Dee River Cotton Company and lue to his ability as a salesman that company has made a wonderful rec- . ?rd. Messrs. Mazyck and Scarborough ? frill enter upon their new duties at mee, it is announced. i Applications for membership in ? he association have been coming in 1 iteadily during the last ten days, it ras announced, many farmers having j lecided to join after seeing who ( eould conduct the affairs of the as- ( ociation. . Meeting Street News. } . We are glad to welcome the sun- ? hine -again: . WP- Kmr0r.>f ^p I Mettle daughter "sfeTiTf^la^-J1 nth Mrs. Mary F. Walton. Miss Emma Blocker and brother, bhn, Jr., visited their grandmother . tuesday last. Miss Mattie Emily McDowell visit id relatives in Grenwood last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walton spent ? Sunday with Mrs. Walton's parents, e ir. and Mrs. W. P. Walton of Kirk- * ey. Mrs. J. E. Bryan and children and 1 Hrs. S. C. Cogburn and . lildren 1 vere spend-the-day guests of Mrs. W. ? 3. Logue on Wednesday last. 1 Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cogburn mo ored to Edgefield Tuesday and dined > vith their aunt, Mrs. J. R. Blocker, < )f the Waycross section. Miss Lena Stevens has returned to mr home in Bennettsville after a ] nsit to relatives and friends in the Meeting Street section. Mrs. C. T. Hill and children spent ( last week end with Mr. and Mrs. J. , E. Cogburn of Edgefield. Mrs. S. C. Cogburn and children spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. C. T. Hill. We are very sorry to report that little Wallace Logue, son of Mr. and Mrs." J. F. Logue is on the sick list at this writing. Kirksey News. We are having beautiful weather now after having a week's rain, and the farmers are real busy with their crops. Mrs. W. P. Johnson was called to the bedside of her sick daughter, Miss Evelyn Johnson, who was in Green wood spending a while with her rela tives, where she was taken very ill. Her many friends wish for her a speedy recovery. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Walton and little Beth spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson. Miss Lellie Bryan and Mr. Bob Bryan visited little Duffie and Josie Johnson Sunday. Misses Cecyle and Lucile Strom .spent Saturday night with their cous in, Miss Mary Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bryan and lit tle daughter motored to Kirksey Sunday afternoon to carry their sis ter, Miss Mary Johnson home with them but on account of the illness of her sister her visit was postponed. Miss Jewel Faulkner spent this week end at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Faulkner. Mr. John Blocker, Jr., and Miss Lucile Strom were pleasant Visitors in the home of the Misses Johnson Sunday afternoon. Little Josie Johnson has returned to her home after spending a while with her sister, Mrs. T. D.. Jones. Little Robert Pickens Strom had the misfortune of breaking his arm. We hope it will soon be all right. Misses Mary and Josie Johnson spent Saturday afternoon in the home of their cousin, Miss Mamie Zoe Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Jones and little girl, spent Wednesday in the home or Mrs. Jones' parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson. A Misunderstanding. There is a misunderstanding going the rounds about the League of Wo men Voters and the candidates. The League is not "running" any of the candidates. That si not its business. So far as the League knows all of the women's organizations of the state are interested in seeing women elected to office, but none of the wo men nor men running for office have asked or received the support of any organization of women. While it may not be contrary to to the principles of some organiza tions to endorse candidates, it is con trary to the principles of the League of Women Voters to do so. We wish it clearly understood that there is no playing of the political ?ame according to present methods ay the League. The purpose of the League of Wo nen Voters is to develop the woman :itizen into an intelligent and self ?irecting voter and to turn her vote ;oward constructive social ends. Do not get the idea that the l-eague of Women Voters will en lorse in the open or on the quiet any ; 'pr?lTaganaar 1 !_T= ~~ Mrs. W. L. DUNOVANT, c f State Publicity Chairan. . " " . . 1 The Veto and Appropriations. fl When a governor by ?his veto pre- c rents an appropriation, is he to be j :redited always with having to that ixtent saved the taxpayers from an j extravagant waste of money? ^ Is it, or is not, conceivable that the I visdom of the majorities of the two j louses of a legislature composed of g L70 members and senators is equal I ;o that of an executive? Granting, however, for the sake of argument that the executive, when- t 2ver he vetoes an appropriation of ? 510,000 or $100,000 befriends the J taxpayers and is. entitled to a good mark on that account, is or is not a legislature entitled to a good mark when it rejects the suggestion of a | ] governor that it appropriate $500, 000 or $1,000,000 for an addition to 1 a state house of other object? j No governor, so far as The State ' is informed, claims to have saved the 1 taxpayers by the veto at a session of the General Assembly more than $90,000. A decrease in the appropria tions of $90,000 at the session of 1922 would have made possible a state levy of 7.3 mills instead of 7.5 mills-as one-fifth of a mill raises on the assessed values of property in South Carolina about $90,000. A citizen paying taxes on proper ty assessed at $10,000 would save by a reduction of a fifth of a mill $2 a year or, if one' property be assessed at $1,000, his saving by the one fifth" of a mill reduction would be 20 cents. And this is a pretty fair meas ure of the effect of the veto power in taxation. Who shall say whether the ma jority of the legislators, voting sep arately in their houses, or the gov ernor, is the better judge of tax levy ing and appropriations? Every cent should be saved that it is not necessary for the state to spend-but it no more follows that an appropriation was wrong because it was vetoed than it would follow that a governor's recommendation was wrong because it was rejected. The State. To Preveut Biood Poisoning tpply at once the -wonderful old reliarle Di PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. ?sut eical dressing that relieves pain and heals ai sun* time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. 11.00 Death of Mrs. Holmes and Other News From Red Hill. Quite a crowd from here attended services at Barr's Chapel Sunday, also at Antioch that afternoon.. Mr. Kug ley preached a fine sermon. Mr. Sherrod Holmes and Mrs. May Cheatham were married Sunday af ternoon at the home of her brother, Mr. Frank West. This came as quite a surprise. The Rev. Mr. Allen of ficiated. Miss Kathleen Prince is visiting friends and relatives at Colliers. Miss Hattie Gardner of Antioch is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Ed Prince. ' Miss. Mrytis McClendon has return ed to her home after spending a . week in Edgefield. Eva, Effie and Ethel Vance, the. three attractive daughters of Mrs. Sallie Vance of Hepzibah, Ga., are visiting relatives and friends here. Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, Jr., will preach.for us fifth Sunday morning. Misses Sallie, Maud and Lavina Smith visited their sister, Mrs. Ed Holmes Sunday. Misses Lydia and Manie Holmes visited their brother, Mr. Walter Holmes of Antioch. The little child of Mr. Tom Willis has been quite sick, but is now bet- - ter. Mrs. Eunice Eubanks has also* - been on the sick list. Miss Ellen Prescott of Green wood is visiting friends and rela tives down here. On the fifth of July the spirit of-' Mrs. Lizzie Hammond Holmes left ts tenement of clay and returned to ;he One who gave it. She had been ?ck for some time with heart trouble ind was in her seventy-fourth year, ?ence, comparatively speaking, hera vats along life. But few of earth's-, nillions pass the three score year andi en. That which impresses us most; s not the length of her days, but her. aith, love, : gentleness, cheerfulness . nd patience. She was a kind and. sin ourse in this world!' h^^^^^^?^ ight and kept the faith, herice?o'/* t wears the crown of immortality ?he memory of such a- life is like liniment poured forth and will be herished by her loved ones as a most, ovable memory. She leaves her husband, Mr. Ned: ?olmes, four daughters, Mrs. Sallie-: /"ance of Hepzibah, Ga., Mrs. Shade ?olmes, Mrs. Fannie Parkmann and. tfrs. Ethel Hammond of Collier; al io six sons, Messrs. James Holmes ot tfew Orleans, Diomede, of Augusta,, ind Shade, Edward, William and. Sherrod of this place. She also leaves ;hirty-six grandchildren and two jreat grandchildren, and a host of iriends to mourn her loss. Tinker-Adams. The marriage of Miss Harriet Tin der, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis William Tinker of Brimingham, Ala., to Mr. Hugh Middleton Adams took place at 205 Eucled Avenue, Atlanta, Ga., at the hour of four, Sabbath af ternoon, June 25th. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Horace Smith of Epithamy Episcopal curCh, was witnessed by immediate members of the families, and a few close friends. The bride entered with, her father and the groom was attend ed by his brother, Mr. R. E. Adams, of Atlanta, Ga. The decorations, were exquisite in simplicity, banks of potted hydran gea. The white satin pillow rested on a bed of daisies. After the ceremony a dainty re freshment course was served by Mrs. James 0. Rhodes, assisted by Miss Ella Mays of Greenwood, S. C. The bride is a beautiful young woman of a rare brunette type, and of striking personal charm. Her suit was of navy whipcord, with which was worn a georgette blouse and gray satin slippers. Completing this becoming costume was a large hat of taffeta faced with gray. Flowers of bride's roses and valley lillies formed the corsage. Mr. Adams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Adams of Meriwether, S. C., and a nephew of Mr. Hugh Calhoun Middleton of Augusta, Ga. He is a young man of sterling worth, both socially and in business. Mr. and Mrs. Adams will return from their wedding trip July 15, ?nd will be at home to their friends ta 115 Lenwood Place, Altanta, Ga.