Camden Home Suffers Small Fire Damage; Other News of Camden

Camden – August 9. – The fire alarm was sent in Tuesday about two o’clock. A small blaze was discovered in the kitchen at B. P. DeLoach’s residence. The fire department responded promptly, and the fire was extinguished before much damage was done.

The county board of commissioners met Tuesday. Among other things they elected a public cotton weigher at Camden. There were about a half dozen applicants for the place. Miller McLeod, who once before held this position, was elected to succeed S. W. Hogue.

Mrs. Martha Pie, aged, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Anderson, on York street Sunday. Her husband was a confederate veteran, and Mrs. Pie had been on the pension roll for a number of years. She had been in feeble health for many years and was kept at home on account of her physical condition. the funeral services were held at the cemetery Monday afternoon.

Clarence Poe, editor of the Progressive Farmer is expected in Camden Friday, to deliver an address at the courthouse at three o’clock on “Co-Operative Marketing.” Other prominent speakers will deliver addresses at Kershaw Wednesday, the 16th, at 3 p.m. and at Bethune, August 19th, at 3 p.m.

Candidates Must File
The time for filing pledges by candidates in the county campaign will close here the 13th. The first County Campaign meeting will be held at Blaney Monday, the 14th. Ten regular meeting were arranged by the county executive committee, but the voters at Lugoff desired having a meeting there also and accordingly another meeting has been added for Lugoff August 25. The campaign will close August 28 with a meeting in Camden at 11 o’clock at the mill schoolhouse. The regular itinerary is sufficient to keep the candidates on the move but a few side meetings may be thrown in to fill up any possible missing date.

The regular meeting of the law observance league will be held at Refuge church Sunday, the 20th.

J. W. Cole, driver of the Camden fire truck is off, on a vacation, which he is spending in Lakeland, Fla.

J. E. Vaughan, and two of his grandchildren, of Atlanta, Ga., are visiting relatives here.

August 9, 1922  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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