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VOL. 87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922. No 23.
Clinic Well Attended. Myste
rious Skeleton Unearthed.
Camping Party at
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lott, of Green
wood were welcome visitors for the
Mrs. Pope Davis of Columbia, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. M. W.
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
' 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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
FOR SALE: Five good young
milch cows and six head of choice
M. C. PARKER.
An Appeal to Women to
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
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
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
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
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
PRES. CIVIC LEAGUE.
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
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.
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
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
? 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- (
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 .
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- *
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.
We are having beautiful weather
now after having a week's rain, and
the farmers are real busy with their
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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Jones and little
girl, spent Wednesday in the home
or Mrs. Jones' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Johnson.
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.