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j xOIjT^^yV^^SO. LEXIXGTOX, &. Cm WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1919 XOIBEK 3.
J DR. RICE B. HAR] F MOVEMENT Bp? Dr. Rice B. Harmon, head of the I P Harmon Drug Co., and one of the mjost popular and successful young ip.-'" : business men of Lexington, today deposi'ted the sum of $25 in each of! ( the Lexington banks, making $50, as a starter to fhe movement for the erec |p| tion of a memorial or monument on j s the court house square to the soldiers j and sailors from Lexington county i * who lost their lives in the cause of IJemocracy in the late war with Ger-jfc& v v n^ny. > W?r The., amounts have been deposited W. subject to the check of any committee which might be appointed to push movement It has been suggest- j ed that the matter of erecting a mon- J if1" ument to our dead heroes rrom Lexington county be placed in charge of '?: / the local chapter of the American Red i;'.' ' Cross and the local chapter of the ?|r American Legion, both of which have strong organizations in the county. 'b" In making his deposit at The Home National Bank anc".' at the Bank of "Western Carolina, Dr. Harmon made the following written statement: "I hereby deposit the sum. of $25.00 subject to the check of any commit-, [ tee appointed for the purpose of erect' lng a monument or suitable memorial on the Lexington County court house square to the soldiers in the service of the United States from Lexington County in the war with Germany, who lost their lives in camps in this country, France, or any foreign country or on the high seas." Ijt is understood that the American * l^egxon wiii noia a special meeting uu r.. "tomorrow night for the purpose of! Ct ? taking up the* matter of erecting a W monument or memorial in' the court : house square, as suggested in the l&V statement *>f Dr. Harmon, and it is "believed that the proposition will be || accepted and that the campaign for K?.. . a memorial to our Lexington soldiers g .f- who lost their lives in the cause of ' the United States will be launched without delay. || OTTO AND LESTER BOUYE WIN SPECIAL PREMIUMS. Otto and Lester Bouye, energetic |||; young boys of Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Lv : "W. Bouye of Lexington, continue to IV win premiums as well as praise upon H the splendid showings they made at ; the county and State fai?. Lester Bouye has just been notified by Secretary S. J. Leaphart of the Lexington County Fair, that he has been awarded a pair .of gloves offered as a special premium by the Globe Dry Goods Company, for the best sow and I pigs at the county fair; also that he had won the cash premium of $5.00, jjp* ^offered by Hook's Store, of ColumV hia,.for the besf sow and pigs of any "breed at the county fair. Otto Bouye has been awarded the ? hat offered by the Swan-Edwards I Company of Columbia, for the/ best "boar, and a pair of roller skates given "b^ S. B. McMaster of Columbia. In addition to these premiums both j | of the youngsters have received many J MPcy other premiums, and have been prais- i HE/i ed by hundreds of friends for their. g: xmusual thrift in the hog raising in- ' dustry. HfeTHE REV. A. Q. MCE RETURNED TO LEXINGTON. The Rev. A_ Q. Rice, pastor of the ILexington circuit of the Methodist a&y church, has been returned to Lexington by the Upper South Carolina Cont ference in session at Greenwood last wee^- The Rev. Mr. Rice has been v ^xere *or a year and, by his christian TlOQrir?or "hoc* rnH nAf 11 only to the members of his congregajjjp tion but to the people of the entire i community. DEATH OF INFANT. \ The twenty-one months old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Frank Corley of route j yv. Xt died at an early hour Monday, and was Vnried on Monday afternoon at Pilgrim church in the presence of a | g? large congregation of sorrowing friends and relatives. < H," The little child had been afflicted ^ fbr several months, and inspite of all * that loving hands and skilled physicians could do, the end came as a ? relief i+o cii r> cr H| The fond parents have the sympathy of the entire community over their sad bereavement. WON STARTS FOR MEMORIAL I , COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OPENED MONDAY The Fall term, of the court of com~ mon pleas for Lexingrton County open ed on Monday morning- with the Hon. S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence, presiding. Only cases of minor import were disposed of on Monday. ^ On yesterday afternoon the court took up the trial of the case or Elijah Hall against the Southern Railway company, in which the plaintiff is seeking damages in the sum of $2,000, for the alleged burning by the railway of a large tract of land located on the Perry, extension in the lower section of the county, several months ago. After considerable evidence had been taken, attorneys for the railway company proposed that the jury be taken to the lands, which were alleged to have been burned. The proposal was accepted by all parties, and the jury in charge of the shriff and a number of deputies are now supposed to be viewing the damaged premises. Upon the jury's return the case will be concluded. Messrs. Timmerman, Graham & Callison represent the plaintiff, while Dr. George B. Cromer, division coun-! sei, Messrs. mnra ana ^arron, ana j. i Brooks Wing^rd represent the defend- j ant company; and every inch of j ground is being warmly contested. A number of important cases are j set for trial during the week, but on j account of the fact that the cases j from the eleventh judicial circuit will be called in the State Supreme court on Monday, no court will be held next week. The court will re-convene on Monday, November 24. BOB UEllPHART CONFINED TO HOME. Bob Leaphart, popular treasurer of Lexington County, is confined to his home suffering from a severe cold, which borders onto pneumonia. Mr. i Leaphart was uable to make his ap- j pointment at Irmo yesterday, but the taxpayers were not disappointed alto- j gether: for the treasurer's place was ably filled by Mr. Sam Leaphart, who j is taking his brother's place through the appointments in the Dutch Fork, and County Auditor W. D. Dent, who has been accompanying the treasurer j on the rounds for several years. Mr. Leaphart's condition is more favorable today and it is likely that he j will be able to make his appointments j at Gaston and Swansea on Friday and j i 3 ~ oaiui uctv. - O ^ PRICE-SHEALY. X At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Price, Lexington. S. their daughter, Miss Gerstle Price was married to Mr. Cebar C. Shealy, Chapin, S. C., at eight o'clock on Sunday evening, October 26, 1919, Rev. O. B. Shearouse performing the ceremony. A delicious supper was served to all present. immediately after the wedding. Mr. Shealy was recently discharged from the army and is now engaged in P teaching near Chapin. Mr. and Mrs. J Shealy were the recipients of a most j sumptuous infare, the day following, j at the home of his father, Mr. John Shealy. This couple has the hearty; good wishes of their many friends and I relatives for health and happiness, j peace, plenty and prosperity all j through their life's journey. I)R. ROBERTS IX ASHEVIIJLE. j Dr. G. Frank Roberts, one of Lex- \ ington's most popular physicians, left yesterday for Asheville. X. C.. where \ he goes to attend the annual meeting! of the Southern Medical Association : of which he is a member. Thirteen ' states are represented in the Southern ! Medical association, and more than one I thousand physicians from all over the ' South are in attendance. Dr. Roberts i will return to Lexington Thursday af- ! ternoon. DR. FUNDERBURK ILL. The Rev. F. H. Funderburk, D. D., j beloved pastor of the First Baptist; church of Lexington, has been con- j fined to his room by illness for the j past several days. Dr. Funderburk r . , i 1 - "U 1. - ! is one 01 cne inosi pupuiux uuu insmv ; esteemed citizens of this town, and his cordial greetings to everyone on the streets has been greatly missed, and it is hoped that lie will soon be restored to his former robust strength. ? LEGION MEETS THURSDAY P. M. At the meeting of the Lexington Post of thy American Legion tomorrow night at the school house the report of the delegates to the State Convention will be given and this will naturally draw many of the service men out to ascertain just what the State body did, what changes were made in the constitution and by-laws, what policies will be advocated and supported by South Carolina delegates to the Minneapolis Convention this \veek, and other general information. It will be of interest to those men eligible to membership in the Legion who do not live in or near Lexington to know that the State convention authorized nuore than one post to a county, and provided that any village, city, or county might have one post upon the petition of fifteen ex-service men. This will afford the men in or near Batesburg, Leesville, Swansea, Chapin, New Brookland, and all the other towns of the County an opportunity of having their own Post. Today being the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice, a day very fresh in the minds of many who now are hack at the old grind, several talks by service men about conditions one year ago in their sector have been arranged for, and all service men, whether members or not, are cordiallv invited to attend the meeting promptly at seven-thirty tomorrow evening. MOVES TO LEXINGTON. Mr. J. M. Peake, Jr., has moved his family from Columbia to Lexington, where they occupy the residence formerly owned by Postmaster Frank George, Mr. Peake having purchased this property from Mr. George several weeks ago. Mr. Peake is the manager of the local branch of the DuPre Auto Co., which position he has held for the past several months, and Lexington is pleased to have he ,md his family make this their home. SHARJPE-TAYLOR. Miss Gertrude Sharpe of Clark's Mill and Mr. Albert T. Taylor of Lexington, were quietly married on -Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Fairy in Lexington, the Rev. W. H. Riser performing the j ceremony. Only immediate relatives j and a few intimate friends were pres- I ent. The bride is an attractive accom- J plished young woman, and as Miss! Sharpe was exceedingly popular among her acquaintances. She will be cordially welcomed by the people of Lexington. Mr. Taylor is one of Lexington's 'most popular young business men, being head of the Taylor Marble & ! Granite Works. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have been the recipients of many cordial felicitations MAKTIX-GOFF. . Miss Bertha Martin and Luther Goff, both of the Leesville section, were married on Monday in the office , of the probate judge, the Hon. George j S. Drafts performing the ceremony, j Both of the young people are popular j in the community where they reside. ' and the announcement of their mar- J riage will be received with genuine ! cordiality by their numerous friends, j BOX PARTY AT ROXI.IXG SPRINGS j I A box party will be given at Boiling j Springs' school house Friday night. [ November the fourteenth to raise . funds for the school. The public is; cordially invited to attend. ? o MR. AND MRS. R. J. HOOK NOW IN NEW HOME, j Air. and Mrs. R. J. Hook moved I Thursday into their handsome new \ home on upper Main street. They i have one of the prettiest and best ap- j pointed homes in Lexington, and everybody will give these good people a most cordial welcome. IMPROVING RESIDENCE. j i Mr. J. Simon Caughman has just: completed the addition of a second ( story to his already commodious ] dwelling on upper Main street. LEXINGTON COTTON MARKET j Wednesday, Nov. 12 1 Strict Middling 40c THE COLLEENS |i NOVEMBER 19 The second attraction of the Lyceum course is scheduled to appear at the high school auditorium at eight '-Q o'clock on next Wednesday evening, ( the 19th. Four Irish girls, styling themselves ^ "The Colleens," singing the ever-en-j^ taritcing song's of old Ireland, amid \ i Irish scenes, giving a comolete playlet in costunae, telling in song and story ( of the wonderful work of some of the J >: ? welfare . organizations among our \ boys at the front hardly more than a year ago, changing to selections from 1 grand opera, and interspersing the j numbers on their program w;ith in- t strumental music of different kinds, 1 promise an evening of fun and enjoyJ ment for all and a feast for the music lovere, whether beginners or artists. ^ 1 The local committee in charge of the Lyceum has received from some , * ' nearby towns very complimentary reports of the performance given by , The Colleens and they feel, sure that' fc ^ * + s\ r\ rvf otroil I IXJLVJOt^ V> IiV KJ. 1VA UVC t-C v un u xx v. iiiwvi ? j ^ of tlie reduced rates by buying season jj tickets will still get full value fori, their money by paying the absurdly |, low regular admission price of fifty j . cents for adults and twenty-five for j all school children and other childrep ! under twelve years of age. ! It is requested that those who ex- j pect to attend be in their seats be- ! fore eight o'clock as the performance ! fy | starts promptly at that time and the doors will be closed between numbers, ! some of the best of wlpch come right at the beginning of the.program. IXIOX MEETING. j I The Union Meeting of the Lower j Division of the Lexington Association j will convene at Sandy Run church ! (Gaston) on Saturday, Nov. 29. The J session will continue for one day only, j on account of the Great Campaign i canvasss which begins Sunday. Here i is tftV program. , . _ Saturday, 11 A. M.?Enrolment of1 Delegates, and verbal reports from! I the churches. \ ! 11:30?Topic: The Church's Duty! toward its Worldly and erring members?W. H. Whaley. J. E. Sharpe. 12:00?How May we, as churches, retain our influence with the Rising Generation??W. T. Smith, L. W. . Wise. Dinner. 2:00 P. M.?Keeping up the Cam r\oi<rn Pirac T P \fttr l r>lr P CI Able. * 2:30?The Call of the Hour, an Ad- 1 dress by Hasford B. Jones. Adjourn. ? ? ? I I)R. J. H. MATHIAS THANKS PEOPLE. 1 , - c To the Editor of The Dispatch-Xews: s Permit m.e through your columns t to express to the people of Lexington 1 who placed my name in nomination 1 as a candidate for mayor in your last r issue, my sT'frc apprcf..ation or tne i honor they confered unon me. The I w announcement was entirely unauthor- i ized by me and came after I had re- J peatedly declined to accede to the re- J quest of numerous friends. No mat t ter however much I would have been ; pleased to serve my town as its chief | magistrate, nor however much I ap- ; preciate the many proffers of support, ' * I feel that I owe a higher duty to my |L patients?to those who, in the past, ! t Q have entrusted their lives and health ! ( in my keeping?and I prefer to conf tir.ue to give to them the best ser-: vices of which my head and my heart ( may be capable. # j j While I have been forced to decline j the nomination as a candidate for mayor, I want my friends to know and to realize that I shall not lose inter- f est in them nor in the town and com- a munity; and whenever my services c orn nonrlori o im /Inrtol'ifv tli o t 1 ^ iivv.v4v > II* Illl.T U11V1V.I LCI. rw ?3 lll(U j ^ means for the advancement of the I 0 town's interest and for the uplift of the people of this community irrespective of class or station in life, I shall be only too glad to offer them and will do so unhesitatingly and unstint- v edlv. i" J. H. Mathias, M. D. v It TOWN IN DARKNESS TWO NIGHTS j j I^exington was in total darkness for two nights this week. A piece of the machinery, which operates the big -1 a. _ : ~ 1 i. 1 - . P eiecii H" \ ^ way eari\ ouxiuaj >-> night, and it was necessary to order d the broken part from Atlanta, and it c did not get here until yesterday after- r noon. v ELECTION FOR TC WAS HI \RE ABLE TO (JET DRINK jl.> "imi i .u ii.ui tu x j . ! Special to The Dispatch-News. j I Columbia, Nov. 10.?The growing" I jse of substitutes for booze in Colum- i bia is becoming alarming, particularly \ by reason of the evil effects of the irugs contained in some of these substitutes. Recently there have been j four deaths from drinking either wood ilcohol or some other decoction con- j :aining "dope" of various kinds. A j . leading" physician of Columbia says I p :hat within the past two weeks he has j < :rcated upwards of .twenty cases of ^ poisoining from the effects of imbib- j , ng too freely of wood alcohol, shoe j ( polish or other deleterious substance. ! \ well known farmer of lower R.ich- | ^ and, while on a visit to town a few lays ago, accepted the hospitality of 1 friend who offered a couple of j 1 rinks. Within a verv short time he j i ivas taken with convulsions, acting as .f afflicted with hydrophobia, and the ] ittendants with great difficulty presented him from inflicting serious jr.-! jury upon himself. Liquor, or what is passing current I :or it. is plentiful in Columbia at pres- . int. according to all reports. But de- J ^ spite this fact there is still consumed nuch shoe nolish, hair tonic, extracts }f various kinds and proprietary j nedicines containing more or less ai- ! ;ohol. c Despite the known effects of wood * 4 ilcohol every now and then one hears )f some one who has been a victim to ts deadly poison?whether knowingly ( I pr not has not yet been determined. I What are we going to do about it is! ;he question that thoughtful men are isking. Anti-prohibitionists see a r ^ay of hope in the action of Ohio and t Kentucky voters refusing to endorse I i prohibition, believing the rescinding ;? pf the action of the legislatures of c :hose states in ratifying the constituional amendment will prevent tlie 1 idoption of national prohibition, thus estoring the pre-war status. On the ^ >ther ..and, advocates of prohibitionire optimistic that there will be no \ litch in the inaugeration of national | prohibition. They look to congress ( o provide ample nleans for the strict enforcement of the law, and say that! t present conditions were to be expect- j ?d: that the present craze for liquor i substitutes will soon be satisfied and r hat with adequate machinery set up py Uncle Sam to ensure obedience to i: he law wholesale and glaring viola- j a ions will soon become a thing of the : e past. ; a Certain it is, however, that much J" iquor is being consumed in and' iround Columbia. A close observer j n \*c? f 1, 'i f f 1, ai.a ?. Arrt rv, w at, ,1 At* ! I C*. ? O tnai LllTZ l ^ ? ci t UtU! c llicix UUU^J. he influence of liquor fair week than le has seen for many years, and that lis information is that the supply was nore<uplentiful than at any time since he dispensaries were closed. m m 9 e >OME BIG COTTON* SALES s IX NEWBERRY WEDNESDAY I The Newberry mills bought 1,200 r >ales of cotton on Wednesday from s :ol. C. J. Purcell at 40 cents. The Mollohon Manufacturing comr c >any bought SOO bales on Wednesday t rom Jno. C. Xeel at 40 cents. Several other smaller lots were sold j 1 >n Wednesday in Newberry at forty | v *ents, including two hundred bales j ? rom R. E. and M. M. Livingstone of j i: Tovd township.?Newberrv Observer, j . <o ! c >R. MATHIAS ENLARGING. ! a HIS OFFICE ON DEPOT STREET i ' s Dr. J. H. Mathias is having his of- ( v ice on Depot Street enlarged by the : ddition of another room. When ompletecl Dr. Mathias will have one >f the neatest and best appointed o iffices in town. ? BARBECUE AT UXTOX. a | o I + The school improvement association ; 11 rill give a barbecue at Union school j<iouse on Thanksgiving day. There j ^ rill possibly be some speakers present J o entertain the people. Everybody j * I nvited to be present. I I HOT SUPPER AT SUXNY SOUTH. 3 A hot supper and cake walk will be j :iven at Sunny South school Satur- j c lay ni^ht November 22. The people j h >f this progressive community* are j g toted for their hospitality and will j t< welcome all who attend. I J IWN OFFICERS ID ON MONDAY i . The election for mayor and alder .lien oi uie town 01 Lexington was leld on last Monday. The name)f all of the other announced candidates for mayor except that of T. P. Vfeetze having been withdrawn, Dr. Rice B. Harmon entered the contest :or the mayorality on Monday mornng. The following vote was announced 3v the manaerers unon the closinsr of ;he boxes: For mayor, T. P. Meetze . 54; Rice B. Harmon, 41, For aldermen, H. X. Ivaminer 57, J. E. Kamner 63. J. Arthur Harman 37, C. E. raylor 32, B'ennie R. Harman 42, S. 5. George 12, B. H. Barre 51. J. Frank * [vleckley 27, S. J, Long 76, H. A. Roberts 54. J. B. Floyd 78, W. H. Uibbes 14, Sidney L. Steele 17. Messrs rl. X. Kaminer, J. B. Floyd, J. E. jvaminer, B. H. Barre, S. J. Long and cL A. Roberts were declared the lominees for aldermen. It having been alleged that the managers threw out a number of balots that had been written with a iead pencil which, if they had counted, vould have given Dr. Harmon a slight ead over Mr. Meetze, a protest was Tied Monday night, copies of the ;ame having been served by the sherff upon the present mayor, T. R. ^eisler; the election managers, and E\ P. Meetze, the claimant of the dection, and the whole matter will be 'ought out. It is understood that the old council will meet tonight, at which time :he beginning of the contest will be nade. ? ^ 1KH>I> PROGRAM -COUNTY TEACHERS A meeting of the Lexington County reachers* Assoc5 ~VL>n will 'be held in :he Lexington High School auditorum, Saturday morning, November 15, it eleven o'clock. The following program has been outlined: 1. Instrumental Solo?Mrs. E. B. Ftoof. 2. Brief Talk by President Ira Vingard. 3. Address?Dr. Reed Smith, Uni-ersity of South Carolina. 4. Vocal Solo?Mrs. May Lois Van Drmier. 5. Discussion of Compulsory Atendance Law. 8. Business session. 7. Social Meeting and Refreshnents. > It is earnestly hoped that this meetng will prove pleasant and profitable, md all teachers are urged to be present. We want to know each other md get ideas from our association. W. E. BLACK, O. L. SHEALY, ETHEL DREHER, Committee. MIDDLE BLACK CREEK NEWS. Now that the boll weevil has made lis appearance in our vicinity, farm ?rs are getting- busy cutting cotton italks and turning them under, pre>aring their land for small grain. M. R. Crout, H. A. and Mrs. Howard nade a busines trip to the county eat last Wednesday. Messrs B. T. Rish ad M. A. Howard >f Swansea, made a flying visit hrough here Saturday evening. Friend Joe Smith, has left for the ower part of the County, where he rill take charge of a school on the Corth Edisto, near the old Rambo dace. Mrs. G. W. Lewis, who has been onfined to her bed for sometime is ble to be out again. Mrs. Lizzie Stephenson and little on Charlie, after spending sometime rith relatives hereabouts, have returnd to their home at Shelton, S. C. Mr. E. F. Rish and family visited elatives at Lexington last Sunday vening. Mrs. Ellen Davis of Eureka, S. C.. nd Mr. Banks Gunter and children f Langley, S. C. have '^een summoned o the bedside of their brother, R. W. " . iunter who has been seriously ill at lis home near here. Wanted to know where we can obain a large quantity of news for the >ispatch-News. ? ? tEETTTXG AT CONGAREE SCHOOIi. There will be a public literary so ietv meeting: at Congaree school louse, Friday afternoon Nov. 14th, beinning at 2:30 o'clock, also a parenteacher meeting. All patrons are corially invited to attend.