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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 190?.
The Advertiser's Phones:
Office, No. 61
. Residence, No. 17.
Mrs. M. E. Barker came up from
Augusta for a hurried visit Monday.
Miss Pearl Lott; of Johnston, is
visiting Mr. and iMrs. W. B. Cog
Dr. J. Si Byrd is having an acety
. lene gas plant installed in his home.
- Mrs. John E. Onzts and her chil
..; dren are spending this week in Au
' gusta with relatives.
. Mrs. Wallace C. .Tompkins will
leave to-day to spend ? week with
relatives and friends in Rock Hill.
Mr. O. B. Anderson has returned
after acting'as court stenographer
for two weeks in Spartanburg.
Six blind tigers were convicted in
Augusta Saturday and tined $400
each. Fines like that are calculated
to make these violators of the law
The big Something Doing Sale
is still going on at Rubenstein's.,,
New bargains on for this week. See
the big advertisement on our eighth
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will observe Flower
Mission Day at the home of Mrs.
.Beauregard Timmons Friday after
President James R. Cantelou has
requested us to call ^-a meeting of
the directors of the County Fair
Association, to be held at the office
of Capt. N. G.' Evans Saturday af
ternoon next at 2 o'clock. Full at
tendance is desired.
Dr. W. C. Miller, one of the
leading dentists of Augusta, was
recently elected president of the
Georgia Dental Association. It will
be of interest to many to know that
Dr. Miller is a graduate of the.
South Carolina Co-Educational In
Rev. and Mrs. P. P. Blalock en
tertained a few friends. Friday
evening very delightfully in* honor
of Mrs. Ford of . Charlotte. Vocal
and instrumental music was a very
pleasing feature of the evening. De
licious refreshments were served, j
Ask "central" .for No. 61 and
phone us your orders for j ob print
ing of all kinds.
Mr. L. B. Jones went to Bates
burg. Sunday to attend the funeral
of his uncle, Mr. Milton Prater.
Mrs. Alice Waters and her daugh
ter, Miss May Willie Waters, of
Lake City, Fla., are guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cog
Miss Mary Fitzmaurice and little
Miss Genevieve, of Columbia,' are
spending some time in Edgefieldat
the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. S.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hill were
guests of Mr. ana Mrs. James TL
Rives Saturday and Sunday last.
Mr. Hill is one of the leading mer
chants and business men of Aiken.
The Advertiser has been request
ed by Mr. A. R. Nicholson, County
Superintendent of Education, to
urge the school trustees to make
their annual report to him as early
Mr. C. A. Long brought a suppl}'
of vegetables'to town Saturday and
sold them readily. He also
brought the first peaches that we
have seen this season. Mr. Long is
always the "early bird.'\
It bass been a long, long, time
since a visitor to our town has been
more universally or more warmly
greeted than has Mrs. P. P. Bla
lock, Jr., nee Miss Stella Walker, of
Spartanburg. She Will be here sev
eral weeks, and Mr. Blalock is ex
pected to arrive Saturday and re^
main for the Tompkins-Merriman.
Mr. Henry Tillman, one of
Greenwood's prominent young at
torneys, has been selected to make
the annual address before the alum
ni of Clemson college next week.
This is quite an honor for so young
an alumnus, and Mr. Tillman is to
be congratulated upon receiving this
mark of distinction.-Greenwood
The state board of equalization
will irieet in Columbia on June 17 th,
in order to\equalize returns from all
over the state and to hear repeals
from the county boards. Mr. R. A.
Cochran will represent Edgefield
county again on the state board,
having served very faithfully as a
member for five or six years.
uIs your husband a vegetarian ?"
"Ko^jndeed. I can't get him to
cut the lawn, let alone dig in the
garden."-Detroit' Free Press.
Better keep the cows away from
the fertilizer-house. Several cows
were poisoned in Pendleton, S. C.,
recently by licking nitrate of soda.
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Wheat selling at'.$1.32 per bushel
in Chicago is causing many farmers
to resolve to plant- ample acreage
next fall to supply the pantry with
The owners of threshing machines
are wearing broad smiles. There
will be more grain threshed in the
county this year than during the
pr.st two or three years combined.
The merchants of one or two
towns in the state have pledged
themselves not to sell cigarettes or
cigarette paper. The merchants of
Edgefield would not lose very much
by signing such an agreement.
Early amber cane seed for sowing
May & Prescott.
With grain to haul, peas to sow,
corri to plow, late corn to plant, cot
ton to chop, cotton to hoe and plow
-all pressing to be done at once
farmers would like to have these
June days lengthened to about eigh
teen hours from sun to sun. 1
Each warden is making a census
of all persons who are liable for com
pound in his ward. Heretofore, the
matter, of "collecting compound has
not received as close attention as it
should, consequently scores of per
sons have failed to pay. The mar
shals will soon call upon every citi
zen in the town, white and colored,
between the ages of 18 and 50
Fruit jars, rubbers, and extra
tops, also jelly tumblers.
May & Prescott.
The two R. F. D. routes-one
leading north to Meeting Street
and the other south, to Ropers-will
each pay the carriers about $75 per
month, lionsequently several persons
are preparing themselves for the ex
amination Which will be held on
Saturday June the 26th The num
ber of seventy-five-dollars-per-month
jobs is limited in this part of the
country, and for that reason they
are much sought after.
Making It Worth While.
A man walking along the streets
was surprised to see ari Irishman
poking a dollar bill through a crack
in the sidewalk, and asked why he
was doing it,
"Why, ye see, sir, a minute ago
I dropped a nicke} through this
crack an' now Oi'm puttin' a dollar
through, so's to make it worth me
while to pull up the plank an' get the
nickel. D'ye see?"
Mrs. Martha . Strom has
quite sick, but her friends w
happy to learn Jhat she is nowt
ily improving. .'Dr. J. T. Pa
and Miss Jennie Pattison spen
urday and Sunday with Mrs. S
THe last entrant to the com
test was Mr. E. C. Winn of
Branch. He stated on the p
"Pin going to win the prize."
Winn has always been a corn
instead of a corn buyer, so loc
a good yield from his acre.
A certain rich; man took
city boys out to his country 1
After showing them some of tl
terestrag things, of .a' farm, he
each boy a cup of milk from a
thousand dollar prize cow. He
ed them how they liked it. '
said: "Gee it's finer After al
one boy spoke; up, ltMy I wish t
milkman kep' a cow."
"Lightning" ice" cream freeze
May & Preseoi
The Edgefield friends of
Poppenheim and her daughters
be interested in the following
nouncement copied from Sunc
'^Mrs. C P. Poppenheim and
daughters, Misses Mary ?nd Lo
.B. Poppenheimi, sail next mon th
Europe to spend the summer
autumn in Great Britian and
northern part c&France."
The corps of j^oirkmen of the !
Telephone Company installed se
al n?. (V telephones while here Sa
day repairing the damage done
the storm. The ?local telephone
Change continu?s to grow. Its
fairs have been very successf
managed by Mrs. R. 0. Padgett
whom more tha;p to any other ii
vidual is due line credit for
Supreme happiness reigns i
week under the roof of Mr. ?
Mrs. W. B. Cogburri. Carr
their youngest sein, lias just retun
from. Furma'n University for
summer, sind ttjeir only daugh
Mrs. S. M. Craig, of Anderson
arrived for th? first visit'si
her marriage-pearly two months a
It is needless tb add that Mrs. Cr?
better known to her Edgefield fri e
as Ruth,, is being showered with af
The Advertiser acknowledges
receipt of the following invitatio
?;;' "Mr. and Mrs. Preston Bro?
Mayson request your presence
the marriage of their cousin, Mi
I Julia Roper iib Mr. Joseph Ripl
j on Wednesday, June tw?nty-thi
j at half after eight o'clock at hoi
I The Advertiser acknowledges the
receipt of an invitation to the com
mencement exercises of the Porter
Military Academy of Charleston.
The Corner Store's prices this
week are money savers to the shop
pers. Read every one of them.
We are indebted to our young
friend Clement McKie for an invi
tation to the commencement exer
cises of the literary societies of the
Citadel. Clement completes the full
four years' course this year.
After an absence of thirteen years
Miss Clara Lake has. come to spend
several weeks with relatives and
friends. Every member of Capt. Geo.
B. Lake's family occupies a promi
nent place in the hearts and affec
tions of the people of Edgefield. .
State Superintendent of Educa
tion J. E. Swearingen is arranging
to hold an educational rally for one
day during the summer in each
county in the state. Distinguished
educators will deliver addresses. The
day for Edgefield's rally will be an
The most appetizing window we
have seen in some time is the west
window of Messrs. May & Pres
cott. It contains an attractive dis
play of tomato ketchup, Worster
shire sauce, pepper sauce, salad
dressing, mustard dressing, chow
chow, olives, olive oil, mixed pick
les, relish, etc.
Notice to Shareholders.
The annual meeting of the share
holders of the Edgefield Building
and Loan Association will be held
in its office at the Bank of Edge
field Wednesday, June 16th, 1909,
at six o'clock p. m.
E. J. Mims, Sec.
R. F. D. Examination.
Capt. W. H. Brunson, postmas
ter at Edgefield, conducted an ex
amination in the court house Satur
day for the purpose of selecting a
carrier, or awarding the contract,
for the newly established R. F. D.
route at Cleora. The following ap
plicants stood the examination: W.
E. Eubanks, S. 0. Morgan, Earl
Fuller, Frank Logan, L. R. Brun
son and L. R. Brunson, Jr. They
were examined on reading, writing
and "figgering" Mr. W. E. Eu
banks better known as "Ed" Eu
banks-says he would ftke to see the
contract awarded upon the 'looks"
of the applicants, for in his opinion
he would most certainly be the win
ner. The Cleora R. F. D. servie^
will begin July 1st. Hasten,the day
when every country home in the
county will be reached by R. F.
As a result of the recent cyclone,
the carpenters and brick layers have
been kept busy in Edgefield repair
ing the damages. "It's an ill wind
that blows no one any good."
. Mr. Frank Harris arrived from
Henderson, N. C., Sunday to spend
some time with his sisters, Mes
dames J. R. Tompkins and W. C.
Lynch, having made the journey of
460 miles in his handsome $3,0(M)
Miss Ellen Dunovant and Miss
Raven Simkins have arrived from
the College for Women for the sum
mer vacation. Miss Ellen will leave
Saturday for Asheville to attend the
Y. W. C. A. convention.
We are pleased to see that our
young friend Preston Wright is
making such a splendid record at the
South Carolina University, having
just won the Marion ^Sims scholar
Let's Have Another.
Echoes from ''The Snow Cap Sis
ters" can yet be heard. While the
audience was impressed with the
high order of the local talent, those
who witnessed this very unique en
tertainment were more deeply im
pressed with the marvelous gifts of
Miss Annie Clisby, who had the
leading part and who trained the
ten "sisters. "By all means Miss Clis
by should arrange to give other en
tainments during the summer.
Concerning her gifts, we believe the
half has not been seen or told.
The Sweet Little Twins.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thurriiond
are the happy parents of two beau
tiful little girls, twin babies, just
ten days old. It was decided to name
them for their grand-mothers, Mrs.
Strom and Mrs. Thurmond. The
latter drew the straw whiclr decid
ed which name should be given to
the babies, that no partiality might
be shown. The two names made a
happy combination, Mary and Mar
tha, full of suggestions of the sis
ters of Bethany in the long ago. The
world still has need of the Marys
and Marthas. ^
Peonage Law Prevented.
A gentleman who'resides some]
distance east of Edgefield came to
Mayor Tompkins and offered to pay
the fine of ?50 for Frank Simkins,
who is serving a sixty-day sentence
on the county chaingang, but after
having his attention called to the
fact that securing a laborer in that
manner would be a violation ' of the
peonage law he withdrew the offer.
Thus it islseen that the peonage law
operates against colored people about
as much as itprotects them.
GRAIN CROP GOOD.
Com Tasseling Around Trenton,
Stores to Close at Eight
Excessive rains have caused the
farmers to get behind with their
work. Harvesting grain is about
over. The general report is that
the grain crop is good. When we
say grain it must be understood that
we mean oats. ' Our "people have
just begun to realize that they must
make their flour at home. The man
who lives at home is the only one
who does not feel the burden of
high prices. The corn crop is very
promising. We notice that Col. E.
L. Ryan has a field in full tassel.
One of the Advertiser's eminent
correspondents from the West Side
seemed tb be trying to strike at your
humble scribe about the report sent
in from the Sunday School Conven
tion held some time ago. We should
like for Sancho P. to understand
that we did not intend to make a
stenographic report about the con
vention. We write only plain En
glish, and try to make our letters
short and thereby give space to those
who are more gifted with the pen.
There will be another convention
at this place in July and it would
give us pleasure to have our West
Side scribe to be present and hear
for himself the details which a re too
numerous to report. If he wi ll come
we will take care of him. .
Miss Pickie Bettis is at home from
Columbia College f?r Women. .
Miss Helen Salter has returned 1
s The merchants have agreed to
close at 8 o'clock except on Satur
Annual Missionary Convention.
The annual meeting of the Wo
man's Foreign Missionary Society
of South Carolina, M. E. Church
South, will be held here from June
23rd to 28th. Mrs. M.D. Wightman,
Charleston is president, Mrs. J. W.
Humbert* of Newberry, Cor. Sec.
There will be about one hundred
and twenty delegates in attendance,
the largest gathering of women
ever assembling in Edgefield ex
cept the Woman's)Missionary Union
of the Baptist church which con
vened here several years ago.
Dr. W. N. Ainsworth, of the 1st
M: E. Church of Savannah, will
preach on Sunday. Among the other
distinguished visitors will be Prof.
N. Gist Gee, of the Soochow Uni
versity and Mr. Bowen of China.
Program will a ppear later.
Beautiful lot of suit cases, travel
ing bags and trunks.
Ramsey & Jones.