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?Mest Jfetwr?rapcr ft^wJtb?aw)to VCML87 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1922. _No' 24 JOHNSTON LETTER. Lightning Strikes Barn. Lu therans Enjoy Picnic. W. C. T. U. Met With Miss Ray Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Derrick spent the past ten days at Summerland College where an institute has been in progress. They took a special course in Bible, both being Sunday school teachers in the Lutheran church here. Mrs. James White will go to the mountains on the 26th, her general health not being good, and she hopes that the mountain air will be bene ficial. - Miss Marie Lewis has returned from visits to Thomson and Macon, Georgia. Mrs. Lilla Ready is at the city hos pital in Columbia, having had her tonsils removed. Miss Theora Fleming of Gaines ville, Fla., has arrived to spend a while w ith her sister, Mrs. J. W. Marsh. Miss Marion Dorn has returned to McCormick after a visit in the home of her uncle, Mr. Claude Lott. Mrs. Annie P. Lewis has been sick during the past week, but is now able to be up again. Mrs. Minnie Strother and Miss Gertrude Strother were welcome vis itors here Thursday. Miss Strother has been teaching at Cheraw during the past term, and her mother re sided there during the year, that the two might be together. They are now visiting Mrs. Ruby Strother Branch, who resides at Fruit Hill. Mrs. Fletcher who has been criti cally ill for the past two weeks, is now convalescing. Mr. Shep Sawyer, who was operat ed on for appendicitis at Margaret Wright hospital about two weeks gao, expects to return to his home the lat ter part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kneece and children have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Clarfc Mr. and Mrs. Willis Holmes have gone to Edgefield to reside, and their many friends here regret that they have decided to make their home else where. The friends of Mrs. James Cullum will be delighted to know that she is at her home here again and that her health is much improved. Mr. Henry Turner of Lakeland, Fla., has been for a visit to his broth er, Mr. Jim Turner. Miss Katherine Rutland of Bates burg, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Heber Ballentine. Miss Margaret McGhee has return ed to Columbia after a visit to Miss es Catherine and Estelle Wright. Miss Janie Bruce is visiting Miss Bessie Bean. Miss Alice Lowry, who has been a guest in this home has re turned to Florida. Mr. W. A. Bradfield, of Charlotte, N. C., arrived Friday for a vacation, and he and his wife are guests in the home of the latter's father, Mr. W. S. Mobley. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Herlong are now domiciled in the residence re cently vacated by Mr. Willis Holmes. On Friday evening during the storm the lightning struck the barn of Mr. Lewis Holmes, burning it and the contents. Miss Edna Bailey of Greenwood was a welcome visitor here for the week-end in the home of Mrs. J. W. Marsh. Mrs. P. N. Keesee entertained the Narcosa club on Saturday afternoon in a very pleasant manner, and each one thoroughly enjoyed the two hours spent with the hostess. Mrs. Oscar Watson, who is now living in North Carolina, is here for a visit to friends and relatives. Mrs. Lizzie Crim hi welcomed back after a long stay in Hampton with her daughter, Mrs. Rhodes. Mrs. Rhodes accompanied her, and will vis it in the families of her brothers. Mrs. Thomas Willis of Williston is visiting in the home of her father, Mr. John Sawyer. Mrs. Horace Wright arrived on Monday to visit her sisters, the Miss es Sawyer, and other relatives. The members of the Lutheran Sunday school enjoyed a picnic one day last week, and a good time in general was had. Some of the mem bers who reside on farms, * brought boxes of luscious fruits, and water melons, and this helped to make it a real picnic. Mrs. Gilbert and the little children are at home from a visit to relatives in Sumter and Bennettsville. Mr. Russell Wright is now spend ing a while in the home of his daught er, Mrs. Lonnie Eidson, near town. Mr. Bartow Walsh, Sr., of Sumter, is visiting in the home of his son, Mr. Bartow Walsh. Miss Maizie Kinard is attending summer school at Summerland col lege, and from there, will go to take a special course at one of the other colleges of the state. Miss Sara Norris who has been in Columbia is enjoying a vacation at her home here. Mr. Will Carwile of Augusta is spending this month here with rela tives. Mrs.'Mary Waters and Miss Mallie Waters have gone to Springfield to visit Mrs. David Phillips. Miss Workman of Cross Hill is a guest in the home of her brother here. Mrs. Ona Denny Reese of Colum bia is visiting Mrs. T. R. Denny and Mrs. Georgia Turner. The W. C. T. U. met Friday with Miss Ray Scott, Mrs. T. R. Denny, presiding. The union placed the stamp of its disapproval on the fact that one of the ponds' allowed bathers and swimmers on Sunday as well as week days. A petition was signed by the members to be presented to the own er, asking that he not allow this. There were several matters pertain ing to the advancement of the work of the union, that were discussed. One more member was added to the list gained by the membership drive. The members learned with pleasure that the next state convention will convene in Newberry and the presi dent urged those that could do so to attend. The meeting was concluded with the program :on social morality. The- fri??ds here of Rev. Pearce Kinard of Greenwood, sympathize with him in the death of his mother, which occurred last week at her home at Epworth. She had nearly reached the age of 100 years and was a won derful woman, and such a life as hers will be her greatest monument. Public Highway Extravagance. To issue bands for highway con struction without making an adequate provision for maintenance is an in excusable and extravagant waste of public money. In times past thou sands of miles of highway have been constructed and worn out before the first of the series of bonds have been matured, and a second issue had to be sold to make the roads passable. Often an effort is made to spread con struction work over too great a mile age, and while this either shows poor business judgment or a disregard for the best interests of the taxpayers, it does not approach in wastefulness the construction of expensive road ways without providing for their up keep. Thus far in the history'of road en gineering no type of construction has been found to withstand heavy traffic and the vagaries of the weath er without receiving constant atten tion. In many countries where roads are being constructed for the future as well as for the present, a mainte nance fund is voted and road patrols constantly employed. This is the only way in which taxpayers will ever re ceive adequate benefits for the money paid out. W. A. Palmer, of Canadian, Tex as, secretary of the Dallas-Canadian Denver Highway Association, says: "The greatest waste we have in public funds is the construction of public roads without providing for upkeep and repairs." As secretary of this highway as sociation Mr. Palmer is making an ef fort to sink this truth into the minds of taxpayers along the route which it traverses. In this he is performing a service for which the people should be grateful. As Mr. Palmer says, "Even dirt roads can be maintained by dragging, an inexpensive but ef fective method of making them pas sable." No taxpayer should vote for a bond issue for highways unless he is satisfied that the roads thus construc ted will be properly cared for.-Farm and Ranch. Congressman W. D. Upshavr^ Coming. W. D. Upshaw, Congressman from? Georgia will visit Edgefield Sunday;! speaking in the morning at the Metfi-.. odist church at ll o'clock and in the; evening at 8:30 at the Baptist church. The opportunity to hear Mr. Upr' shaw is an unusual one, but he comes* to Edgefield from time to time beV; cause he likes the people. This is his'; first vis*it since he was elected'/t?. Congress, and he is one man who. has'. Congressman W. D. Upshaw, of Atlanta, Georgia. _. ? . no apologies to make to anyone, for. his views. He does not allow politics' or any living power to influence him" from speaking his mind and his mind is steadfast for the right. He is just from the firing line in Congress, and if any man can tell you the truth about the liquor, ques tion, he can. There is no compromise in him and j he is every inch a mari, the kind-t^ world needs tuday, unflinching ''ahU| unafraid. He has come through much tribu lation to his present estate, but he has come up the straight and narrow path to victory. Come and hear such a man Sunday morning in the Methodist church, and those who hear him then, will need no further urging to come to the Bap tist church Sunday evening. He will speak on the same subject Sunday morning and evening, but he will not say the same things. He has a supply of it to last over many speak ing engagements. Everybody in Edgefield county who is interested in the solution of the whiskey problem will become en lightened by what Mr. Upshaw will tell them. Birthday Dinner and Reunion. A lovely day was spent the fourth of July at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Corley. Quite a number of friends and relatives gathered at the old home, as secretly planned, to a great surprise birthday dinner given by the children to their fond parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corley. As the morning was passing away the children kept coming until the whole family of nine was present, and such a happy day was spent, laughing and talking of the long days gone by. It brought back memories to the parents when all the children used to be at home Just about 12:30 everybody was invited out to dinner under the beau tiful umbrella china trees. The long table was found piled with everything imaginable to eat, cakes, pies, salads, hash, meats of every kind. The table was beautifully decorated with birth day cakes, one having 70 candles, the other one 60. After dinner ice cream and cake were served and the large basket of useful presents was brought in. Mr. and Mrs. Corley have been married 43 years and have nine children and ll grandchildren. Notice to Enrollment Com mittees. ? This is an appeal to the respective Enrollment Committees throughout our county to urge and assist as far as possible, enrollment of voters, both male and female, as Tuesday next, July 25th, is the last day of enroll ment. J. H. CANTELOU, County Chairman. South Carolina Farmers Join Tobacco Association. 'V' jMore than a thousand South Caro 3|?a farmers have joined the Tobac co Growers' Cooperative Association as; a result of the campaign which reached 52 towns of the belt. Four |jjwns have just gone solidly co-op tative and Aynor, Kingstree, Flor ece and Timmonsville have closed fl open floors. * Florence, the headquarters town of $he Association, after closing all auc tion warehouses last week, is putting 'jim the most intensive drive yet at tempted by any city of the State. -.; The number of contracts reaching .headquarters has increased week by week, as committees of business men and bankers from Mullins, Timmons ville, Kingstree, Florence and other ^enters have toured the country for ijnew members. P Tobacco farmers are now thor oughly roused to the need of organi zation for marketing and leaders of the Association prophesy that anoth er thousand growers will join with the big Cooperative in the few days that ?remain to August 1st, when the As sociation will refuse to accept any contracts for the crop of 1022. : - T. C. Watkins, Jr., Director of ^Warehouses for the Association has expressed his satisfaction with the warehouse situation. He now has over .65 warehouses ready for operation in the South Carolina belt. Dr. J. Y. Joyner, Chairman of the Warehouse Committee, S mator J. A. Brown, Director from rth Caro lina, W. D. Hill and E. 1 xdurant from Virginia, and Joh cs of Kentucky are leadin^ ^king in the drive whch reach. L. *-^ty, ^Conway, Cades, Cowards, Lamar, Pamlico, Marion, Mullins, Nichols, Orlanta, Loris, Lake View, Fairmont, Whiteville, Dillon and Lumberton .this week. 'y McKendree News. . .'?.".''Un'last "Sunday morning 'quite ?" number attended service at McKen dree, a good sermon being delivered by the pastor, Rev. R. M. Tucker. On Friday of last week the third quarterly conference was held at Mt. Carmel. Rev. E. S. Jones, presiding elder, preached in the morning. In the afternoon the time was taken up concerning the church business. Quite a number of McKendree folks attended and enjoyed the day. Mr. and Mrs. Zonnie Dorn and family spent Saturday night with Mr. and. Mrs. F. P. Walker. Court Crier W. E. Turner is back home after several days of duty at Edgefield. Miss Narcie Turner has returned to Atlanta, Ga., after spending ten days with homefolks. Miss Lenna Matthews has been vis iting in the home of Mr. J. C. Buz hardt. The prospect for a corn crop looks a little more promising in this sec tion as it has begun to grow, but we are sorry to report that the outlook for a cotton crop is indeed very gloomy. Cotton Carry-Over Disap pearing. By August 1 there will be very lit tle, if any spinnable cotton of Ameri can production left in the world. The carry-over from year to year, which is really essential for the safe guard ing of consumers, but unjustly used as a club to hammer down prices to the farmers, has been disappearing rapidly, and now spinners are begin ning to wonder just where their sup plies are coming from. The final ginners' report placed the 1921 American crop at 7,953, 641 bales of 500 pounds each, as compared with 13,270,970 bales pro duced in 1920. Thus far this season the world has taken nearly 12,000, 000 bales of American cotton and there is now in stock scarcely enough staple to keep the mills running un til the new crop is moving. Consumption of cotton is increas ing, It is predicted by members of the trade that the world will take ful ly 13,000,000 bales of American cot ton at a fair price next year, provid ed it is produced. No one, however, has yet predicted a 13,000,000 Amer ican crop in 1922. Rather has the es timate been centered around the 10, 000,000 bale mark. Therefore it will be good business for every farmer who has planted cotton to make a su preme effort to produce as much per acre as possible. Cotton should not be neglected. It should be cultivated reg ularly and consistently until time to pick. Constant cultivation destroys many boll weevils by knocking them from the plant onto the hot ground where many of them die. Constant cultivation also conserves moisture and forces a more rapid development of the plant and fruit. It looks like a year when every boll will be worth picking and saving, and every added boll secured will be so much money in the producer's pocket.-Farm and Ranch. Representative of Coates-Cop pock Estate Visits Edgefield. All descendants of the Coates and Coppock families of Edgefield will be interested to know that one day last week Mr. Monell, of Washington, D. C., representing the firm of Abbott & Monell, paid a visit to Edgefield in the interest of the heirs of the Coates-Coppock estate. He was look ing for all original papers, family Bi bles, or anything which will give some clue to the original lease of land given by the Coates-Coppock ances tors of the valuable lands in Penn sylvania. There are a great many descend ants of the Coates family in Edgefield and other states and among some of these descendants there may be a paper which contains the very data the lawyers need to uproot and un settle the city of Philadelphia and ' many towns and villages in that I state. The older the paper, the more valuable it may be as this lease was made something like a hundred years ago. 'James Coates settled in Edgefield county before 1800, and lived and died on the land granted his father in-law, James Scott before the revo lution. James Scott married Hannah j Beale, and James Coates carried ;their daughter Elizabeth. Scpt^,. They were the ancestors of hundreds of people in Edgefield county. All the Allens, Smylys, Warrens and their descendants are of Coates descent. Mrs. James 0. Sheppard is a de scendant of the Coppock family, her mother being president of the asso ciation in South Carolina. Mr. Mon ell stated that there were eighteen hundred heirs who belong to the as sociation and assisting in establishing the claims. The lawyers have regular headquarters in Washington, D. C. Mr. Monell was the guest of Mr. James 0. Sheppard while in Edge field. Appeal Made to Women. To the Women of South Carolina: The Democratic club books have been open for several weeks, yet a very small per cent, of the women in South Carolina have enrolled. Only a few days remain before the closing of the books. If you are conscious of your new privilege and solemn duty as citizens of the state, and if you are interested in the future welfare and progress of South Carolina, GO TODAY to your voting precinct and SIGN THE CLUB ROLL. Bear in mind that your former reg istration for previous elections will not enable you to vote in the August primary. If you want to have a voice in the coming election in August, you must enroll with your nearest Dem ocratic club before Tuesday, July 25th. Mrs. Leroy Springs, Nat. Dem. Committeewoman from South Carolina. Notice to Ladies. The enrollment books for the Au gust primary close the last Tuesday in July. It is your duty as well as your privilege to participate in the elections then to be held. Heretofore, the sole responsibility of govern ment has been with the men-now it is equally divided between the men and women. I respectfully urge each and every woman in Edgefield County above the age of twenty-one years to en roll and vote on election day. Xt has been suggested that if you vote you will be required to serve on the jury and pay poll tax. This is an error." Voting casts no additional responsi bility upon you as the 1921 Legisla ture passed an act exempting female voters from jury duty. J. H. CANTELOU, 'County Chairman. Chairman W. C. T. U. Citizen ship Department Calls on Women to Enroll. Columbia, S. C., July 18, 1922. My Dear Comrades of the White Rib bon Band: As your chairman of citizenship I want to call upon every Urion and every member of every Union. We are citizens of South Carolina and we can and should perform our rights as - citizens and perform our duty. This year we have the opportunity for the first time ?of voting in the primary election and nominating a - Governor, a State Superintendent of Education, other state officers, Con gressmen and members of the legis-- - lature. We want men and women of integ rity, ability and with the necessary qualifications to represent us effi ciently. We stand first of all for law enforcement, the just punishment of crime and the intelligent handling of the various questions that are sure to arise. Remember it is not in the power of any governor to reduce taxes and that our state taxes, which go largely to the support of schools, public health and public welfare, are only about 3 per cent of the taxes we pay, and the reduction of 1-2 or one mill might cripple the institutions that are established and doing such ex cellent work and would not reduce the individual taxes in any appr?cia- ? ble degree. Please see that the members of your Union are enrolled in the Demo- - eratic Clubs. It is not necessary to have paid - your taxes or to have registered to enroll, all that the law requires is that every white Democrat, 21 years old or over in the Democratic Club book in every voting precinct Only 8 days remain. The books will close July 25th. Let you slogan be "Every woman an enrolled voter." Sincerely, Bertha T. Munsell, Ch'm. Citizenship Dept. Baptist Sunday School Picnic. The Sunday school picnic on Fri day was a great success, the most largely attended perhaps in the his tory of our Baptist picnics. The amusements were swimming for those who knew how, and those who were not possessors of this knowl edge were as well pleased to be spec tators and enjoy it by proxy. Swimming is recommended as one of the most healthful and strength producing of all sports. The swim ming pool is an accompaniment now of all up-to-date colleges and Y. M. C. A.'s, and what young people learn under legitimate circumstances, they will continue to do. Mr. Hightower was most enthusi astic in arranging for transportation and assisting in making the occasion pleasant. A most bountiful repast was spread on the table just at sunset, and when the people had turned away having partaken of the feast, there was still as much left for as many again. Trenton News. The members of the K. K. club are enjoying a camping trip on Mathis* pond. Miss Julia Wise is visiting Miss Alice McKie of North Augusta. Miss Lois Black is visiting her aunt, Mrs. B. B. Hare, of Saluda. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Rentz have re turned from a visit to relatives and friends in North Carolina. Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr., is at home from a visit in Lexington. Miss Miss Marguerite Smith of Co lumbia was the guest of her mother, Mrs, Joe S. Smith the past week-end. Miss Louise Haltiwanger of Nine ty Six is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. G. W. Wise. I Mr. Frank Dairs of Congaree was the guest of friends the past week end. Mr. Clay Miller of Richmond, Va,, who has been visiting his grandpa rents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, is on a camping trip near Washington. Miss Catheryn Marsh is visiting Miss Daisy Smith of Johnston. FOR SALE: Five good young, milch cows and six head of choice beef cattle. M. C. PARKER. '