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y'S'f ^LEXINGTON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 1917 No. 48.
M?. J. G. FARR^BRNED I ? C The Rev. John Qoode Farr is no more. On Thursday when the sad news of the death ^ of the Rev. J. G. Farr was pass ed from one to the other on the 1 - 1 J * "F-1-* Vi aw oc rvP T ov ' StT06lS JillU 1U txio llUlIIV^O VX O-IVA ington, there was genuine sora row. While his death was a profound shock?for death at I g)l sad?it came as no " surprise to those who knew of ~ his real condition?to those who knew how sick he was. The > operation he underwent ten , days prior to his .death was one L_which the master surgeon al^ ways undertakes with a feeling of dread and anxiety; and one which the strongest of men often succumb, even when they & are in the most perfect health. ^ The deceased had been a suf? erer from chronic gallstones several years, coming on at SpRervals in accute form; and Monday, September 10, he P fwas taken with a most violent 5 .attack. Heroic efforts were . used in the hope that the man 1 would get relief, but instead of m getting better the patient grad Klly grew worse; and Dr. L. B. fens, a distinguished physin and surgeon of Columbia, s called in consultation with the family's physician. It was agreed that the operation was ^the only course to pursue with any assurance of saving the "beloved divine's life?all other remedies having failed to'give t relief. jg; v. When the surgeons made the - incision it was then that the awful condition of the man bei * t&me> known. The bladder k wak found to be greatly inflamed. and in far worse condition | than had been looked for; It I was a case of certain death, although the surgeons and phyl sicians hoped that the patient K-ir.lcht make a change for the ^ better, and be able to overcome* the odds that were so over-. :v-helmingiy. against, hirr. But y * f nr] on Thursday rnornsurrounded by bis . feting |= \and faithful wife, and in che presence of nurses and sorrowH ing friends, the gentle spirit of Tvfche "Rev. John Goode Farr took1 r its flight and returned to the * Go'1 ?ho gave it. ; The Columbia State of Friday coring carried the follow-' f i<? louncement of Mr. Fair's death: "The Rev. John Goode Farr, I par tor of the Lexington Circuit of the Upper South Carolina * Methodist Conference, died at <j. uuspiun ,y COLCI ua,,y muinmg, whore he was brought for treat ment several days ago. The re-j mains will be taken to Union this afternoon at 12:55 o'clock where the T wral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from Foster's Chapel in Union County. The Rev. J. W. Kilgo, I). D., presiding elder of the Columbia District of the Methodist Church, will accomoanv ' the remains to Union and con-; duct the funeral sendees. "Mr. Farr was a son of D. J. j and Mrs. Ellen Farr and was born in York County November X, 1886. Ho attended the pub-; lie schools of that county and then took a business course and ' entered business. He was licensed to preach in 1892. "He has been a member of the South Carolina Conference since 1907, his first church be-, ing at Gaffney, where he was' received on trial with Bishop H. k C. Morfison presiding. Among some of the appointments he . has filled are: Green Street. K Union; Bethlehem Circuit. Darlington County, and Lexignton [ 'Circuit. He has served the Lexj fngton Circuit for two years. He j ' was known and loved not only as preacher but as good neigh, bor and friend to the- community wherever he lived. "Mr. Farr was for 12 years - auditor of Union County, where he filed that office with mark ed ability, making friends on | every side. He was an excellent man and did much for the upbuilding of the*community in r which he served as minister. He : was popular not only with s - members of his own church but he wa.3 loved by the people of : 'the community wherever he 4 ' | BROOKLAND SCHOOL HAS LARGEST OPENING EVER Special to Dispatch-News: New Brookland, Sept. 24.?The Brookland High and Graded school opened on Monday morning with the largest enrollment the school has ever had. Rev. D. H. Attaway offered a fervent prayer for the success of the school,*followed by encouraging addresses by the board of trustees, J. W. Reely, J. R. Gostner and J. C. Ly. brand. The faculty this year is composed of the following able teachers: J. Ed Shealy, principal; Miss Ethel Eleazer and Miss Joe Wright will teach in the high school, Miss Wright teaching the 7th grade; Miss Ruth McCracken, 6th grade; Miss Helen Hutchison 5th grade; Miss Kate Eleazer 4th grade; Miss Essie Amick 3rd grade; Miss T A! O M OTT r yillgi'i* anu i.fj.100 jljkjic*, jsxckj Douglass, 2nd grade and Mrs. T. E. Hook and Mrs. W. H. Varn 1st grade. With this body of teachers and with a new, commodious and well-equipped building, the school will be a grand success. Winners announced in the Automobile Trade Campaign conducted by Burnett & Whetsell the popular drug, gists, are as follows: A. M. Glaze first prize, Ford Touring car; E. M. Lucas, frr-n-frmnln Mrs R T~) TTpn drix, third, white ivy toilet set; Willie Jolly, fourth, lavallier; Miss Corine Hook, fifth, vacuum sweeper; Hermon Pierce, sixth, a carving set. The contest has been running for the past six months and all-of the contestants are the closest of friends. Master D. S. Shull of the lG-'l? class of Brookland High school, has entered the University of South Carolina; taking the full A. B. course, together with military training; and Miss Lucille Harman of the same class, has entered Columbia College. Other Brookland brys and girls will go to other colleges later, according to rumor. R. W. B. NEW GARAGE FOR LEXINGTON. * ' - " ' " V-'. V >; . 3 t Lexington is pooh tohave another up to date automobile garage^Mr. All ?rr T. Taylor having already rented the new building of Ivlr. Thos. P. which lis now nearing comply tioix, and which will be equipped jirrc as soon as the carpenters turn over the keys. Mr. Taylor is a hustling young man, and that hq vrill get his share of patronage, is a foregone con| elusion. . , I rrrt t\ tt /it __v m ' _ ?_ ine con neur l<:uo wrn meet on I Friday afternoon with Mrs. Karl F. Oswald at 4:30 o'clock. LETTERS UNCALLED FOR. Following is a list of the letters remaining uncalled for in this office for the week ending Sept. 24, 1917: Ladies, NONE. Gentlemen: Jacob R. Jones. . These letters will be sent to the Dead Letter office Oct. 8, 1917, if nn+- m!]oc1 -Prvt Kafnra Tr? ol 1 i n or TAr i the above please say "advertised," ! giving date of list. . Frank George, Postmaster. I went for his kindness and thoughtfulness of other people. His death will cause widei spread sorrow over the State, especially where he has served as nastor and won the esteem of the people. "Mr. Farr was twice marred. His first wife was Miss Addie Newberry of Union County. Of this union nine children were born. Seven of them?three sons, Melvin, Harley and Perrin: and four daughters, Mrs.! Luke Byrd, of Patrick. Chester-j field County, and the Misses El-1 oise. Vera and Lillian Farr, of this town?all young in years? survive him. On April 14. 1910, he was again married, his second wife being Miss Arizona. WiPams. of Spartanburg, who survives him. Of this union: one child was born wh odied in /* TT t " 1 T I sniancy. rie is aiso survived uy; his father and mother and several brothers. "At a meeting of the ministers of the Columbia District held in the Washington Street Methodist Church Wednesday morning the absence of Mr. Farr was noted with much regret, he being then seriously ill at a hospital. Special prayer was offered for his recovery." For the widow and orphan children of the deceased the sympathy of all Lexington goes out. I ' * * M . . v \ HELP TO REDUCE FIRES. The Dispatch-News has received the following: very interesting letter from State Insurance Commissioner McMaster, and we commend the suggestions offered to the favorable con_ eiz-ln-ro-f-irm r\f nil T.pvirtorfnn "folk; "Help to reduce the shingle roof . fires by advising the people at tmfe season of the year, that they should put a piece of old sheet zinc or an old discarded dry cell battery in their fire places and stoves. The fumes from this will rid chimneys of soot and save money and houses. "Help prevent fires by urging people to rid their cellars, garrets and premises of trash. Have no greasy most ahout. the house to start soonta neous combustion fires. Do not put ashes of any kind in wooden boxes. Replace weathered shingles with tin or some non-combustible roof and see that their electrical wiring has not the insulation worn off and is in prop, er good order. "Help save the property of the people. This may not reduce insurance rates but it will save loss to many cit izens." WHO CAN BEAT THIS? Mr. Marshall Berry, Pelion Farmer, Growing 80 Pound Melons Right Along. To Lexington Disaptch-News: I write you a few lines to let the people who read your paper know i ? it *tt /? _ ! wnat we sana nm iarmers can grow down here. I planted watermelons for home use only and gave them no attention worth mentioning, and grew them to weigh as much as 80 pounds; and have some of them now for any one who doubts it to come and see. I will ask you to publish about these melons for me. Would bring you one up, but have no business calling me to Lexington just now and I am too busy to turn loose unless it is absolutely a necessity. The melons are of a mixed variety, or i suppose so, tor 1 planted dirterenti kind of seed. MARSHALL BERRY, Pelion, Route 1. P. S.?Who has beat this? NOTE.?Mr; Berry is a good farmer and we have no reason to doubt his veracity at all; but row y ouldn't of those ?0 pound melons look pstfdd "tSWdur desk??Editors. "ROSS" DENT BROKE ARM. "Pncc ft Alio nf +Vi?? VcrirrVst. nr?.3 PTl(>r_ rretic sons of County Auditor W. D. Derit, accidentally broke his left arm between the wrist and elbow while playing in the yard Monday. 'The little fellow fell over a stump in the yard, and the compact with the ground was great enough to cause the fracture. The arm was promptly re. set by Dr. J. H. Mathias, who was summoned at once, and Ross is doing as well as could be expected today, although the pain is great. "Ross" like the rest cf us, has hard luck, this be-; ing the third time he has had his arm i broken and the same one each time, j NOTICE! A great many persons here in the! town of Lexington as well as many J others in the country, subscribed aj short while back to the Red Cross; Fund. The time given for this pay-j meat was by October 1st. So kindly, be prepared, as the undersigned will call on you within the next few days, j so as to close up these pledges and j make final report to headquarters. Your promptness will be greatlyl appreciated. i W. D. DENT, Secreatry of Red Cross Fund. Sept. 25, 1917. NEW COTTON MILL . . ; T/~in o PnlfAn TVTilld nf TT?1-: | ion has boon commissioned by the secretary of state with a capital stock! of two million, five hundred thousand j dollars. JOE SOX DISLOCATED SHOULDER I While hauling ice from the depot on Monday, Joe D. Sox, of the firm of t Caurhman & Sox, had the misfortune j | to ret his rirht shoulder dislocated,, land he is very much handicapped.! Mr. Sox, toerether with Mr. C. West! Cauhman, were thrown from a twohorse war on loaded with ice when the ! rr?!!lf?:< hppamp frichtened and ran off ; Fortunately, however. Mr. Cau^hman j escaped with slhrht bruises. Mr. Sox was attended promptly by Dr. G. F. j i Roberts, the shoulder bcinjr put back in proper place: and, while the pain is : severe and it will be several days be_ ] fore he can use the arm, no perma- j j nent injury is anticipated. MIDWAY DOTS. Special to Dispatch-News: The health of our community is very good at present. We have had one death since the last writing, Mrs. Emanuel Corley, known as Aunt Julia. She was one of the oldest inhabitants of this section, being in her 95th year at the time of her death. Yve are sorry to know that some of our comunity boys have been called to the army. They will be missed very much. Misses Pearls and Eula Derrick of the Dutch Fork, spent Sunday with ii /? i_ J-T nx: T j meir irienas, tne misses juessie a;iu Chicola Rikard. Misses Aquilla and Addie Drafts spent the week-end with Miss Minnie Lee Connor. Mrs. Ann Drafts and little daughter, Nettie, spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Polly Drafts, Mr. Walter Harman and mother spent Sunday at Mr. Frank Derrick's. Mr. Vernon Corley, mother and sister spent Sunday with Mrs. Epanina Corley, near Brookland. Midway school will open on Monday, October 8, with Miss Reba Corly m charge. Miss Bertha Efird left last Wednes. day for Newberry College. NEGRO SOLDIERS ARE ORDERED TO COLUMBIA Columbia- Record. Over 8,000 negro selectmen from the Carolinas and Florida are to be mobilized at Camp Jackson, beginning with October 3, according to or. ders issued today by Provost Marshal General Crowder, a copy of which was received by Gov. Manning. The message to Gov. Manning stated that 26 per cent of the State's entire entire quota should be mobilized October 3, this increment to be composed entirely of negroes. North Carolina and Florida author. J I _ . i_ : i i _ j .ties nave aiso received oracrs to uisnatch a like number of negroes to Camp Jackson. The entire draft of 26 per cent for these three states will make up a total of 8,416 negroes, divided up as follows: \ South Carolina, 2,618. KcrtK Carolina, 4,153. Florida, 1,545. The adjutant general's office will have chargi of the- movement of the negro troops in-this -State, Ar.d Adjutant General Moore already has arfoments under,way. It is assumed that the remainder of the negro selectmen in this State will be included in a later movement. Fig. I ures based on recent compilation of reoorts showing the number of men; held for service by local boards irdi-i cated that the ratio of negroes being certided in this State was over 60 per cent of the entire quota. The State's quota is 10,081 and with over 2,000 negroes provided for in the first increment, there remains approximately 8,000 to come later if present plans are adhered to, the war department recently stating that each cantonment would have to care for its own negro troops. It was declared, however.! that these would be segregated. Lexington County's quota of negro; troops for the first movement on October 3 will be 67; and it is assumed that the local board will have calls issued to that number at once. THE DEACONS SECOND WIFE. | This play will be given at Charter Oak school house Saturday night Sep. + a m 1-Lov* OQ of S rtr*lr This promises to be a good play; and the public is cordially invited to come out and enjoy the fun with us. An admission fee of 10 cents will be charged to see "The Beacon's Sec ond Wife." and the funds will go to-' ward making school improvements, i The Ladies' School Improvement League will serve refreshments and there will be other pleasing features, and amusements for both young and old throughout the evening. bo, everbcdy come and enjoy the even ini? with us at Charter Oak. A hearty welcome awaits you. FOR SALE. j A few hundred bushels of Texas Red Rust Proof oats at $1.25 per bushel; Leanes Prolific Wheat at $3.25 per bushel; Georgia Flint Wheat; aj very limited amount of Ahruzzi Rye,! at $1.00 per peck;heef cattle and milk cows. The above Leapes Prolific Wheat is . . i _ i T_ : .I.i __ i .7 recoinmenueu very nigniy uy seeu farms and seed dealers. Farmers re. port record-breaking yields from this wheat. Apply to FAIRMONT FARM, J. Hoy Wessinger, Agriculturist. Sept. 2G. * . MR. AND MRS. KAMINER ARRIVE | i Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Kaminer and ' four children arrived in Lexington last Thursday from Portland, Oregon, ! where they have been spending several weeks with Mrs. Karo frier's moth. J er, since their arrival in June from the Phillippine Islands where they have lived for the oast 17 vears. Mr. Kaminer is a son of Lhe late Geo. A. Kaminer, and was born and j reared about 0 miles west of Lexing, ton. In 1900 during the Spanish- J ! American War he voluteered for ser.i i j vice in the Philippine Islands, and af-! S ter being mustered out of the army j entered the governmeut service where t j he has been living ever since, until ( | he resigned last June to return to [ j Lexington. Twelve years ago he [ i married Miss jbana koss, a most estimable and cultured young lady of Portland, Oregon, who at that time was a teacher in the government schools of Manilla. Mr. and Mrs. Kaminer have bought: the Hayes place about 9 miles west of Lexington on the Augusta Road, where they will make their future j home. r'51 SURVIVOR OF SUBMARINE ENLILSTS IN U. S. NAVY Herman- L. Dupree, twenty years of age, from Birmingham, Ala., walked aboard the U. S. S. Recruit in Union Square at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and said he wanted to enlist in the United States navy. While he was being examined by Surgeon J. J. Kaveney he casually remarked that he had the experience of Submarine gun fire during the past summer. Dupree had shipped from Portland, Maine, last June on the Norwegian tanker, "Kongsli "| bound for Rotterdam. On thej return trip in the third week of j August, out four days, from the; coast of Eoterdam at five thirty in the morning three shots were sent across the bow of the tanker. Dupreesaid: "I was oh watch on the hurri-; cane deck. The weather was! clear and calm. No warning , was given except the three shots. Twenty more were fired and in ten minutes we were sunk. The crew of 28 took to the three boats and imzuediately the-submarine arose and came within fifty yards of us. This was the-conversation the Captain of the submarine ! had with our skipper. It was all in English, with no trace of German accent:" now long nave you naa tms | ship?' said the submarine cap| tain." 'A year and a half/ answered our skipper." 'Where was she built?' he asked." 'Baltimore,' was the repiy. 'What kind of a crew have you?" I 'Mixed. Danish, Swede and | Norwegians." 'Any Americans?" 'None." According to Dupree the | Captain of the tanker asked forj a tow and he was told that anj English cruiser would be along in the morning. The next day the cruiser came along but T 11 I 11"^ 1 j paid no attention to tne men, it | being a rule of the British Ad' miraHy not to pick up life boats I After floundering in the rough i sea with no rations but a iev ! biscuits and very little water, the men finally landed at St. Nazares, France. Bupree has been three years; at sea, having shipped from' Norfolk, Va. He was educat-j ed in the public schools of Bir-' mingham. He was sent to the Training Station at Newport. i GOV. OF TEXAS CONNVICTED. : Austin, Tex., Sept. 22.?Jamse E.; Ferguson, suspended governor, was' practically ousted from office late to j day when the Texas senate sitting asj a high court of impeachment, found! him guilty on ten of the 20 counts! nrefcrred against bin: uv the house.! The senate still has to affix the pen alty, which according to the Texas ' law must be dismissal from office. FOR SALE?51 acres of fertile! ii 1 i . - * - t.:i - i. , i j mnti, ciose 10 auxoiaouue iiifciiway, -? ! miles from steel bridge and 4 miles j | from Chapin; 10 or 18 acres open, ' the balance in woods; has not been! cultivated for three years. P. H. DERRICK, Lexington, S. C. Route 3. 4tc j SOLDIERS MOVING NOW First South Carolina Infantrymen ixo to Greenville, the second batnllion of this rocrimont ^Anviefincr of ishont 450 men and officers left Camp Jackson for Camp Sevier Greenville Tuesday. Tn e Chav]n ?L^-t-<HroTi "and the Columbia batallion of the second 3. C. Infantry is expected to follow latter part of the present week. The two latter batalions have been guarding the camp and on other duties. The military police which have been assig. ned partly to the provost guardmen both at the camp and in the city of Columbia will bo rolipvprl liv thp eleventh U. S. Cavalry now at Camp Jackson. ? TOTAL NUMBER ARRIVALS ~ The latest figures given out by Col. J. Malcom Graham, chief mustering officer, Camp Jackson, show that 7,271 selected men have reported in the second increment to date. Additional men are expected every day this' week. North Carolina and Florida are practically all in, but some others are expected from North Carolina and possibly Florida. The men reporting this week will be mostly from South Carolina. Ihe figures now stand: South Carolina, 1,936; North Carolina, 4,019; and Florida, 1,325. One reported this morning from Texas. He had been selected in South Carolina, having moved to Texas after registering in this State. The first Indians to reach Camp Jackson came in late Saturday night, these being Cherokees from Robeson County, N. C., There were 14 men in the contingent and there were accompanied by two members of Robeson county board to explain their social status to the officers at Camp Jackson. The coming of these Indians, com monlv called Croatans, is expected to prive the camp authorities another so cial problem to solve. The croatans associate on terms of equality with neither white people or negroes, and it is probable they will have to be lo cated to themselves. In Robeson county they ride in the white railway coaches and stay in the white waiting rooms, at the stations. This, how ever, is about the extent of their association with members of the white race, who neither eat nor sleep in the same places with the Cherokees. The ordinary Croatan has no more use for a negro than has a white man. The Croatans have therr own schools. When they reached the camp Saturday night they were assigned to sep arate sleeping quarters and Sunday were given separate mess quarters. Dr. P. J. O'Neil. In this notice we are simply calling your attention to the advertisement of Dr P. J. O'Neil, who is too * i. well known for even a word from our pen to picture the many kind and wonderful deeds "done unto the body," of so many of the suffering humanity, by this eminent and successful physician. Many of whom he has put his "heeling hand" upon, and bid them go and suffer no more. So, if you are afflicted with stomach disorders, skin diseases, kidney troubles or from any ailment, he is the man "you are looking for." His office is in the Carolina National Bank Building, Columbia, S. C. MASONS TO MEET. A regular communication of Boylston Lodge, No. 123, will be held Saturday. the 29th of September, at 3 o'clock, p. m. . Brethren, be prompt in attendance and come prepared to pay your dues: otherwise the secreta ry will be hampered in making his annual return and cause trouble and delay in our contemplated move. Fraternally, P. I. RAWL, W. M. COB PIPES HAVE GONE UP. Washington Times. In addition to contributing to The Times Tobacco Fund, Spea. ker Champ Clark recently went to buy 2,500 "Missourri nieer-? schaums" for his favorite home regiment to take to France. tt _ js? i (m or a a tie ouereu $jl?u.uu m payment. ''A hundred and twenty-five more, please/' said the clerk. "Corn-cob pipes have gone up." "Humph," said Champ' "times are getting effete. When I was a boy we made costless pines out of free ccbs. The in venter of these ready-mades certainly is cleaning on." Ke paid the $125.00 more. One hundred and thirty-three men have reported for the | opening* of The Citadel.