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/WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1909.
The Advertiser's Phones:
Office, No. 61
Residence, No. 17.
Capt. E. H. Folk spent, Monday
in Saluda on professional business.
Miss Lucile Mobley -will arrive
to-day from Johnston to be the
guest of Mrs. J. H. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Miller,
of Trenton, were among the visi
tors in Edgefield Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Byrd spent
Sunday at Longmires with Mr. and
Mrs. C C. Fuller.
Mr. B. F. Mays and Prof, Cal
houn Mays have arrived to spend
some time with the home folks.
Miss Ora Rives has a college
friend, Miss Eloise Earl of Green
. ville, as her guest.
Mrs\ Eloise Clisby Norment, of
Baltimore, and Miss Kathleen Clisby
of Birmingham, are guests of their
aunt, Mrs. J. M. Cobb.
An illustrated lecture on China
will be- given at the Baptist church
after prayer meeting this (Wednes
day) evening. The public is cordial
Cadet John Hollingsworth has
returned from Clemson to spend
the summer vacation at home. John
has made a good record and is great
ly pleased with Clemson College.
Messrs. J. C. Sheppard, J^., A. B.
Covar, James Sheppard and G. B.
Car wile are all at home from the
South Carolina University.
"Lightning" ice cream freezers at
May & Prescott.
Mr. A. S. Merriman, the happy
bridegroom, was presented with
$50 in gold, by the/' officers of the
Sumter bank in which he holds a
Fruit jars, rubbers, and extra
tops, also jelly tumblers.
May & Prescott.
Mr. John . Turner, ( who married
M;iss Corley, a sister of Mrs. W. S.
G. Heath, died at Batesburg last
week. . Mr. Turner held a position
.with the Edgefield Manufacturing 1
Company several years ago.
Laces at 25
In stylish designs o
a??3 ratals for thaii
Sheer, dainty Swiss
Ali Silk 4 inches w
Soft and stylish,]
Pretty muslins goin
kind but muslin of m
Summer Hosiery 15c Pair
Sheer Mercerized Lisle in
40 Inch Lawn, Checks and
Barred Dimities, Wash Kepi
cerized Rajah Cloth, all. cris
Trimmed and Untrimrm
Never have we presente
values in head coverings, i
Window of shapes 10c ead
tue Millinery Department j
Miss Josie Sheppard will join a
very pleasant house party in Augus
ta^ the latter part of this wjaek
Dr. W. E. Hatcher who is so
greatly beloved in Edgefield is con
ducting a revival meeting at Bates
Little Misses Margaret May and
Helen Dorn are attending a house
party in Augusta this week given
by little Miss'Floride Miller.
Little Miss Nell Jones, who is a
universal favorite, is enjoying a
visit to friends?n Beaufort.
Miss Ruth Randall, of Augusta,
accompanied by her niece, sweet lit
tle Ruth Robertson, is the guest of
Mr, and Mrs. N". L. Branson.
Mr. P. P. Blalock, Jr., has ar
rived from Spartanburg for a short
visit. Everybody is "Pat's" friend,
and he is being greeted most hearti
Already we are beginning to hear
good reports from the prize acres of
corn. The pet acre of Mr. Tuck
Mathis is said to be very fine. After
applying, the soda this week, he
will "lay it by'? and then trust to
Providence for the prize.
The telephone company has is
sued a new directory of the Aiken
division, which is composed of
Aiken, Johnston and Edgefield. The
local exchange has about 55 sub
Mr. P. R. Wates visited Modoc
last week and reports' that the new
railroad has been graded about
two-thirds of the way to the dam
site on the Savannah. A large force
of hands are at work. ?
Mr. Alvin Jones left last week to
accept a position in a printing estab
lisement at Hamlet, N. C. He is not
only a good printer but is not afraid
of work, and we hope that he will
receive rapid promotion.
Miss Hettie Sheppard has accept
ed a very desirable position with
fche Caesar's -Head hotel again for
this season. As a summer resort
Caesar's Head increases in populari
ty with each succeeding year.
The people of our town are look
ing forward to the Methodist mis
sionary convention with pleasant
anticipations. Almost every home
in Edgefield, irrespective of church
affiliation, will be thrown wide
open t? one hundred and thirty-odd
delegates from all parts of the state.
"He vowed he would love me al
ways, np-matter what happened."
"'And got mad five minutes later 1
because I had a pin in my belt."- ?
r^nisville Courier-Journal. - * '
?Jbout by Our B
c Dozen yards
f round thread and vals. I
. mong in this sale
dor?ios ?it IC
; and nainsook worth up to
ide good line of colors.
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS IN
likely line of colors.
REMNANT SILKS TO GO AT
g at 5, 8 1-2, and 10 cents t
erit. -Wash colors.
Specials Fora Few D
20 yards soft finished Bl
86 inches wide for $1.00
\ 12 yards Androscoggin Bl
Not over 20 and 12 yards
We leave many items n<
toined together with the
whi?h shows how we divide <
lng experience with our fri
trimmed ones 50c and up.
? $3.50 and |f
Mrs. W. H. Harling and children
spent last week with Rev. and Mrs.
G. Ti Ashil. .
Mrs. Kate D.. Butler ?as gone to
Southport, N. C., to mak' a pro
longed visit to her daughter, Mrs.
J: W. Thompson.
Hon. J. C. Sheppard has. just re
turned from Niagara Falls, where
he attended the Grand Lodge
Knights of Honor.
Miss Anna Twelvetrees, of Char
lotte, a lady of very decided intel
lectual force, is the guest of Miss
Mrs. A. E. Yon, accompanied by
her little son, r turned to Nash
ville Friday, after spending several
weeks in Edgefield with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reese.
Mr. O. B. Anderson is in Lexing
ton this week performing his duties
as stenographer in the court of Gen
eral Sessions. Mr. Anderson is one
of the most efficient stenographers
in the state.
Prof. C. M. Mellichamp is great
ly beloved by the people of the
west-side. He made a charming as
sistant to the host at the Prescott
A professor has discovered in
some ancient ruins what is supposed
to be the eleventh commandment.
The text is as follows: "Emas rof
yltpmorp tseyap uoht sselnu
repapswen a daer ton tlahs uoht."
The commandment is easily trans
lated by beginning at the end and
Beautiful lot of suit cases, travel
ing bags and trunks. (
Ramsey & Jones.
After adjourning court in Aiken
Saturday Judge Ernest Gary came
by to visit his relatives in Edgefield.
Judge Gary is now the oldest or
ranking circuit judge from the stand
point of length of term of service.
He has made a record of which he
should be proud.
The following are the new books
just received by the Free Library:
The Man in Lower Ten, Hilma, Mr.
Isaacs, The Cost of Chance, The
Spell, The Enchanted Hat, The
Mayor's Wife, ? Before Adam, "Call
of the Blood and the S?quel to it,
The Spirit in Prison, Helen's Babies.
Old Darkey's Prayer.
An old negro "exhorter" in Or
angeburg county sat with the con
gregation in a big meeting recent
ly. The preacher sighted him, and
called on, him to lead in prayer.
Here is his prayer verbatim:
Oh, Lord, confound our souls
this ebening,imperfectus-in thy love,
ind if we haye done anything'agree
t>le to thy will, blot it out. Amen."
io woman can fail to recogn
> Cents Yet:
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25 CENTS THE YARD
he yard. Not the thin cc
Special Sale of thc
ous Queen Undermu
In this department we ?
ments that will surprise an
you. They are all perfe<
and elegantly trimmed, ott
You will find a range c
that will surprise you by th<
ness. In this ad. there a
pictures a&d. descriptions,
will ser> e to p ?int the way
items wb ch h ive been seci
his Speck 1 Sile
?dd Lots Men's a
Miss Julia Walker; of Beaufort,
is visiting her aunt, ' Mrs. N. G.
Evans. When,,she left Edgefield a
few years ago to make her home
permanently in Beaufort Julia was
but a little girl, and now she has
grown to ?be a tall, ' graceful,
beautiful young woman.
The editor of The.'Advertiser is
greatly indebted to . Dr. JD. Av J.
Bell for the very kind words con
tained in his article published else
where in this issue. We are pleased
to state that words of commenda
tion and the names of new subscri
bers are being received, from all
parts of the county.
We are pleased to learn of th
success that our young friend P*
H. Bussey, Jr., is aohieving. After
graduating from. the S. C. C. I., he
took a post graduate course of two
years at the Peabody: college of
Nashville. He was, then . elected as
sistant principal of a large graded
school in Crowley, La., andris ser
vices have proven so satisfactory
that he has been engaged J for an
other year at an increased salary.
Mr. Bussey is at home with his
paren ts for the summer vacation.
The next ten. or fifteen years,
says an advertising expert, will see
remarkable developments in ad
vertising, and it is only a question
of a few years when firms will be
compelled to exploit the advanta
ge^ of their 'goods, or retire from
business. We all know that at the
present time it is the "dead ones"
who do not advertise--the ones
whose shelves are laden with ^fly
specked and shelf-worn goods; The
lire-wires of every community are
the men who keep their wares and
their names constantly before the
Her Suggestion. '
Little Elsie was tired. She wasn't
used to being still, but her papaj'who
was the preacher, had impressed
upon her the necessity of doing so
in church. It seemed to her that he
had been talking an awful' long
time when, at - the close of some
point he hadjnade, hie asked: "And
what shall I say next?" whereat the
voice of the third little girl piped
out: "Papa, I think you'd better
For Sale: 77 acres of, good land lo
cated just below Ropers on public
road leading from Edgefield to; Au
gusta; fine bottom land; good/build
ing taite on public road. Apply to \
E. J. NORRIS.
Freshen and beautify the interi
or of your home by using our cal
cino ind alabastin?.
. B. Timmon8.
Located at Red Hill.
Dr. J? T. Pattison has located at
Red pill, the heart of the West
side, for the practice of medicine.
He is boarding at the home of Mr.
W. T. Brown, as his family will con
tinue to reside at Edgefield for the
present. Dr. Pattison is a very ca
pable physician and, as he makes
friends rapidly wherever he goes,
will soon establish himself in his
new field. Red Hill is a good loca
tion for a physician, and we trust
that he will buildup a lucrative prac
Judge Pritchard has issued an
^order providing for the sale of the
property belonging to the Edgefield
Manufacturing Company which con
sists of a cotton oil plant, farm, tene
ment houses and cotton mill. The
date fixed for the sale has not been
announced. The people of our town
are extremely anxious to see this
plant, which has been idle for near
ly a year, in operation again. The
purchaser of the property will
^doubtless have the mill running full
ti?y? at an early day.
j LATER: The property will be
sold on July the 17th. The notice
of sale of this valuable property is
published in this issue.
New Quarters for Free Library.
Our regret at leaving our old
quarters and our lovely neighbors,
the entire force of the Edgefield
Chronicle, is profound. We will
miss them all proprietor, editor, as
sistants and devil. In fact, oiir re
gret is only equalled by our joy
that our new room, in the handsome
building of Mr. W. W. Adams,-is
given us by that gentleman for a
certain length of time free of
charge. We are grateful for the
kindness shown us, and hope that
every one else ,in Edgefield will
also help us by reading our books,
and patronizing the entertainments
we give from time to time for the
purpose of buying new books.
Every one is invited to visit the
library and inspect the books and
see for themselves the kind of
literature offered free to the people
OXE OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Where he Slept.
A prosperous farmer sent his son
to Kew York to begin life as a
clerk. After he had been in the me
tropolis for six months the farmer
wrote the merchant to ascertain how
his son was getting along and where
he spent his nights. In due time the
merchant sent a reply to the farmer
' Your son sleeps in the store in
the daytime. I don't know where he
?pends his nights.''
Death of Mrs. M. N. Holstein.
.After being.-, an- intense sufferer
during the greater portion of two
years, Mrs. Julia Dozier Holstein,
the wife of Mr. Mbses N. Holstein,
quietly and peacefully entered upon
her last, long sleep early Sunday
morning at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. M. A. .Taylor. Her life of
nearly seventy-five years had been a
very happy one, singularly free
from the cares and sorrows common
to mortals. Truly, the Lord dealt
graciously with her and her house
hold. For more than fifty-six years,
Mrs. Holstein and her devoted hus
band were spared to each other, and
notwithstanding the fact that they
reared a large family of children,
all of whom are an honor to'their
name, the death angel had never en
tered their immediate family cir
cle before the wife and mother was
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hol
stein on the Ridge was not alone
happy because of the withholding
of bereavements and sorrows by a
merciful Providence, but largely be
cause of the loving service and self
sacrificing devotion on the part of
her who was the very light and life
of the home.
God spared this good woman to
her friends and loved ones beyond
the allotted span-but his plan in
her life having been completed she
was taken to that upper and better
world to await those who shall
come after, forming a re-united
home circle never again to be bro
Besides her husband who has
been tenderly devoted nearly three
score years Mrs. Holstein is sur
vived by fiv? daughters, Mrs. Kate
Lynch, Mrs. A. S. Tompkins, Mrs.
Taber Hill, Mrs. M.A. Taylor, Miss
Lena Holstein,and one son, Mr. J.
The interment took place in the
village cemetery Monday morning,
Dr. C. E. Burts, Mrs. Holstein's
pastor, officiating at the funeral.
Concerning R. F. D. Route?.
The M eeting Street and Ropers
R. F. D. routes have been granted,
as show n by the following letter to
Senator Tillman, and the service
will begin on Thursday, August the
Hon. B. R. Tillman,
United States Senate.
Dear Sir: I have the honor to
advise you that rural delivery ser
vice has. been ordered extended
from Edgefield, Edgefield county,
South Carolina, with two carriers,
to be effective August 2nd, 1909.
R. H. Prender,
Acting 4th Asst. Postmaster Gen
Early amber cane geed for sowin^
May & Prescott/
Uncle Wash's Dream.
Uncle Wash, an aged colored
man who is given to seeing visions,
was recently regaling a group of
brethren and sisters in the church
with ?i dream of heaven /that he had
had the night before. As he was
graphically describing its gold
paved streets, its gates of pearl, and
the hosts of white-robed, fair-haired
angels playing upon jeweled harps,
an old woman interrupted with the
guery: "See any niggahs dah?"
Huh," he snorted indignantly,
does you 'spose I went 'round to
Best Kept Yardi.
The board of health made a thor
ough inspection of the town early
last week for the purpose of award
ing the prizes offered by the Civic
Club. ^After car?fully comparing
notes, the members of the board de
cided to award the first and second
prizes to Mrs. A. S. Tompkins and
Mrs. M. A. Taylor, respectively.
These two ladies are conceded to
be two of the most painstaking
and accomplished housekeepers in
Edgefield and now they have won
the distinction of being the- best
yard jeepers" also.
The 4th of July at Bettis
The celebration of the 4th ?of
July at Bettis Academy will be on
the 3rd of July (Saturday) and
while we welcome all to our cam
I pus. We want it distinctly under
stood that no lawlessness or viola
tion of the law will.be tolerated.
Whiskey sellers are warned not to
come on the ground and we warn
all persons not to bring fire arms on
the ground. The sheriff of Aiken
county with his deputies will be
here tr: see that the laws are respect
A. W. .Nicholson.
Carriage paints, harness oil and
Ramsey & Jone9.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
r 125th Year Begins Oct, 1.
Entrance examinations will be
held at the county court house on
Friday, July 2nd, at 9 a. m. All
candidates for admission can com
pete in October for vacant Boyce
scholarships, which pay % LOO a
year. One free tuition scholarship
to each county of South Carolina.
Board and furnished room in dor
mitory, $11. Tuition 840. For cata
r 2. <