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WEDNESDAY. MAR. 2nd, 18)0
_<3P_; Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., went to
Saluda Monday on legal business.
Since pork has advanced to such
airship heights, better lock the hog'
pen as well as the stable door. ^
Mr. J. L. Paul is painting the
handsome new residence of Mr. J.
E. Miinday,two miles north of town.
We cover umbrellas while you
wait, F. fc. MERTIN'S, Augusta,
Miss Genie Brunson spent Friday j
at the Pine House with her aunt,
Mrs. Lizzie Bettis.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cobb re-1
turned Monday from a delightful
stay of a fortnight in Florida. \
Another leaf has been torn from
the calendars. Let us hope for bet
ter weather during the next two
Mr. Walter L. Holston has given
up his position in the post office and
Capt. W. H. Brunson has employed
Mr. R. M. Scurry to fill the place.
We have the best clothes made at j
reasonable price, ask for the Hart
Schaffner & Marx Suit, MERTIN'S
the tailors, clothier & furnisher, Au j
For Rent : Six-room cottage with
11-2 acres land in South Edgefield,
half mile from court house. For
further information apply at Dorn
& Miras store.
Miss Kate Sarauel and Mr. Allen
Samuel have broken up housekeep
ing and are boarding with Mr. and
Mrs. J. H.. Cantelou. Their home
in south Edgefield is now effered
Mr. B. R. Smith, the winner of
the first prize in last year's corn
contest, has promised to write an
article for The Advertiser telling: J
our readers how he made 93$ bush
els on an acre. Watch for the
Come to us for your valentines- j
beautiful and comic, sublime and
ridiculous-from 1 cent to $2.50
Mrs. Mattie Morgan, formerly a
resident of south Edgefield, moved
Monday into the residence near the
college, where Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
May have made their home for sev
Have you not within the last few
-days seen, a number of dry goods
boxes hauled up from the depot
that are almost large enough to
house an airship? Well, they an
nounce the early arrivals of the
spring hats-ladies' hats, we mean.
Rent contracts, mortgages of per
sonal property, titles to real eetaie
and mortgages of real estate for sale
at this office. The legal blanks that
The Advertiser sells will stand the
test of the courts.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. May left yes- !
terday to make their home in Au
gusta. Their departure is very
much regretted, especially by their
Buncombe neighbors. Mr. and Mrs.
May will board with Mrs. M. E. Bar
ker for the present.
Mrs. J. M. Wise and Mrs. Leila
Roper, two Trenton ladies who are
held in very high esteem, spent Fri
day last in Edgefield v?3 iting rela
We make suits to order from1
$25 00 up, F. G. MERTIN'S, Au
Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn
were in town Friday. The friends
of the latter were delighted to see
her strong and robust again. This
was her first visit to tile county seat
since recovering; from the long and
Large fat mackerel-just what
yo^ want for breakfast.
Miss Ruth Tompkins, a sweet
si "teen-undergraduate, came over
from the College for Women to
spend Saturday and Sunday, return
ing to Columbia Monday morning.
Ruth will spend the brief Easter
holiday in Sumter with her sister,
Mrs. Marie Tompkins Merriman.
Mr. J. P. Herlong, one of Tren
ton's leading farmers, came up last
Friday and entered the Advertiser's
corn contest, also enrolled his son
Lewis as a member of the Boys'
Corn Club. There are at least a
hundred other farmers who should
follow Mr. Herlong's example.
In buying your seed Irish Pota
toes not leave off the Irish Cobbler,
the earliest variety known. Finely
flavored and cooks well.
Penn & Holstein.
The Advertiser is pleased to see
that a local building and loan asso
ciation has been organized at John
ston. Such an institution is an
abiding friend of the man of limit
ed means who aspires to possess a
home of his own. We trust that
the association will benefit Johnston
Ho the same extent that the Edge
field Building and Loan Association
has benefitted this town.
That Mr. Robert H. Minis, <
the oldest and most widely be
citizens of the town? can be
again is very gratifying t(
friend*. Mr. and Mrs. Mims
brated in a very quiet way
fifty-fifth wedding anniversar;
last Sunday. May it be their h
privilege to celebrate their diai
Trousers made to order
$5.00 up, F. G. MERTINcS
tailor, clothier & furnisher, A
Messrs. Rives Bros. have sec
the services of a very comp
milliner from Baltimore, she ha
been for some time in the em]
I ment of Armstrong, Gator <fc
who rank among the leading <
ere in the country in millinery g
of all kinds.
Fresh from Buist's seed faru
full assortment of garden se
Buist's never fail to germinate i
Nothing better on the market.
Mrs. A. S. Tompkins retui
Friday after spending two mo;
with her daughter, Mrs. J. K. I
in Newberry. Had it been possi
she would have brought with
the sweet little grand-daugl
Julia Katherine Aull, who is i
three weeks of age.
Every farm should be equip
with a good Bell. Shipment just
ceived and marked at very rea
Stewart & Kernaghar
Mr. J. Rubenstein left Mon
morning for Baltimore, whithe;
went to purchase his spring E
chandise. It is his purpose to h
one of the largest stocks that
has ever had, especial attent
being given to the millinery dep
ment. Watch for his announcem
in an early issue.
If you want scalp treatment, <
druff cured and your hair to gr<
go to see Mrs. W. C. Hat
er at Mrs. N. M. Jones'. 1
work will be done quickly.
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp, the pi
cipal of the Red Hill school, was
town Saturday. Mr. Mellichai
says the public funds of his sch
will be supplemented by private s
scriptions and an^propriation ti
the state, which will prolong
term. He is urging several of
pupils to join the Boys' Corn CIi
We hope other teachers will
Since the recent rains, follow
by u very decided rise in tempe
ture, grain has improved wond
fuily. With a generous applicate
of top dr?ssjng abon? toe middle
March, a large yield will be mai
From what we can learn, an unusi
number of farmers will apply soi
form of "top d-esser" this spiir
Mr. John R. Bryan, one of I
most progressive farmers in t
Elmwood section, has entered t
corn contest. He will plant Stone;
p.-olific corn, having accepted t.
agency for this particular variety
corn. All who wish a good proli
corn should order of him. John
also interested in stock raisir
Wo;^ld that a greater number
our young farmers were as aggi*
sive and progressive as he.
Another car load of Pittsbur?
Perfect Fence just received-ai
height you want. Now is the til
to rebuild your pasture fences. V
Pittsburgh wire and you will ha
no more fence troubles.
' Stewart & Kernag?u
Bestir yourselves, Edgefield rill
men! The annual inspection will 1
held next Monday, and the corni
ny should appear as well or bett
than any other company in the stat
But this can not be done unless tl
men attend the drills, and work
the end that the former high recoi
of this historic company be mai
Put out your orion sets as so(
as the ground is in order. We a
supply you with the best.
If I could not get another Oxyd
n)r I would not sell minc fe
D. A. Johnson,
Johnston, S. (
The members of the Juvenil
missionary societ> were very sm
cessful with their "Guess Whs
Party,'' Friday evening last in Ho!
land's Music Hall. Besides affordin
several hours of very pleasant socic
interco use, the occasion was th
means of newing about $25 forth
treasury of the societv. Mr. Hollan
very generously placed his pianc
at the disposal ot the young ladies
and the music added much to th
pleasure of the evening.
Nunnally's celebrated candy b,
Have you seen Stuart's clippin;
machines. Call at our store and e.\
amine them-just what you hav
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Rheumatism, LaGrippe and ali
other aggravating and dangerou:
ailments are things of the past whei
you use Oxydonor.
For Sale: Shingles sawed fron
native forest pine, aJso cac furnisr
No. 2 shingles. Will deliver then
J. H. Reel.
. I would not exchange my Oxydo
[ .uor, Victory, for any reasonable
; J. H.. Swearingen,
Chief police, Johnston, S. C.
Let every member of the Rifle
company do his best-level best
between now and Monday, inspec
Miss Hattie Lee Guess, a very
charming young woman from Den
mark, S. C., who has many friends
in Edgefield, is the guest of Miss
Mr. James E. Hart has sold his
mercantile business to Messrs. J.
Goldberg & Son, of Augusta, who
announce in this issue that they will
begin a sacrifice sale on Monday,
March 7th. Their advertisement
will be found in this issue.
The members of the Missionary
Society of the Baptist church will
observe the week of prayer for
Hquie Mis ions. Beginning this af
ternoon, services will be held at the
church each afternoon through Sat
urday. All the ladies of Edgefield
are cordially invited to attend these
Hon. W. A. Strom will soon be
gin the [erection of a large brick
warehouse near the site of the old
depot. The lumber, is now being
hauled from his plantation. We un
derstand that Mr. Strom will open
an automobile salesroom and repair
shop here soon, and will probably
establish an automobile line to
The Advertiser has been very
kindly remembered by our friends,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cobb, who are
just back from Florida. Besides a
very artistic brochure containing
many baautiful Tampa views, we
have boen the recipients of some
choice golden oranges that were
plucked from amid the blossoms by
Mi's. Cobb's own hands. A thousand
sincero thanks are offered in return.
Has Best Wishes of Friends.
The friends of Mr. J. E. Hart, es
pecially those who have been pa
trons of the Hart store for a score
or more years, will regret that he
has retired from the mercantile bu
siness. In his new field, that of
traveling salesman, the good wishes
of his Edgefield friends will go with
him. Mr. Hart's family will, we
are pleased to announce, continue
to reside in Edgefield and he w ill
make this Ins headquarters.
, Largest Suit Ever Brought in
As it will require too weeks to
clear the Civil calendar, a jury for
the third week ol: court will be
drawn to-morrow. The case around
which, great interest centres is that
?bx'ought >#y the executors of the es-;
tate of the late L. F. Dorn to re-"
cover *>75,000 damages for the kill
ing of Mr. Dorn ai: Trenton early
last fall. The progress of the case
will be watched with keen interest.
Able counsel has been employed on
Pony suitable for a child, at a
J. H. Cantelou.
Farmers Backward But Deter
mined to do Their Part Well.
Bridges Badly Needed on
It has been quite a while since
I have written the happenings from
this neck of the county, not from
the fact that we are a selfish set, and
don't want others to know and hear
about us, but-well I had as well
say that it has been more from put
ting off for the morrow what might
have been done to day. And hy
the-way, I lather suspect that is the
one thing that retards much pro
gress in this grand old common
wesilth of ours. We should let our
motto be one that will teach us that
now is the time and here is the
place to do things that demand our
attention and never allow procasti
nation to be a part of our nature,
for if we do our accomplishments
will be small.
Farmers around here have done
very little work as yet on account
of the very unfavorable weather
since the beginning of the year.
However, there has been a good
quantity of fertilizers hauled; in
fact, a good lot of farmers around
here have hauled all they expect to
use this season.
Now that March is herc, we are
trusting and hoping to see some
good work weather, so that we can
get our lands properly prepared for
planting on time, in order to make
a full crop this year. This section
has had two short crops in succes
sion; therefore, we are hoping and
trusting that we will be favored
with rood crops and high price for
c?t*<-. ext fall, for we certainly
. . need of both. I believe
the larmer's around here are going
to do their best this year from the
fact that they realize the necessity
of doing so.
Say, Mr. Editor, if you chance
to see or hear any thing of the
countj' chain gang, Supervisor or
members of the county board, why
just say to them tha t we are still
We have purchased the entire stock of Mr. James E. Hart at considerably less thai
manufacturers cost and it is our object to convert it into cash at once. In order to d<
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this we will inaugurate a Sacrifice Sale, commencing
Monday, March 7th
Eemember the entice stock at a sacrifice-nothing' reserved. We are not strangers
the people of Edgefield county. You already know our business methods. We stan*
squarely behind every statement and every piece of merchandise we sell.
Owing to the lack of time we cannot give prices this week. All goods marked in p?in
figures. Come and see for yourselves what bargains we are offering.
At J. E. Hart old stand.
trying to clo business here i
same old places, but at a gres
advantage from the fact that a
bridges were washed off aboi
1st of September, 1909, and \
patiently waiting yet to see
rebuilt. 'If .the Board of Su]
sor add'Sub?''want to-know i
thing of the ' situation, tell th?
ask Mr. Glover, our very cour
R. F. D. mail carrier on Route
3, He can ' tell them where
bridges are located if they <
know, for he has been out r
days since last September on w
he could not possibly get oven
of his route, on account of high
ter of Stevens and Rocky c
We are very uneasy about ?
every time it rains for we feel
he is going to attempt to bring
mail, and we fear he will some 1
venture in these waters, and he,
mail and all will be washed av
not stopping this side of the d
blue Sea. I know our county bo
would regret that such a thing
this should happen, so we as (
zens and taxpayers of this north
part of the county urge and im
that the bridges be put back
once. Every voter up this way \
say amen lo the above and I say
behalf of all "so mote it be amei
There was quite a social gath
ing at the beautiful country ho;
of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Sawyer
last Frjday night. The feature
the gathering waa something new
this section, being called a measi
ing party. All tie male attendar
were measured, six feet being t
standard and all paying so much ?
inch for all they measured under
over the six feet. There was a ne
little sum raised, which will be us<
to pay for another stove for Lor
Cane school. There were refres
ments served during the night an
all went away rejoicing with merni
ries of the occasion that will not I
There were quite a number c
choppers, (W. O. W.) Camp N<
370, who met at Meeting Street las
Saturday night, their regular meei
ing for business. There was on h
one on hand to be received in Hu
Lodge, Mr. Arthur Ouzts. T
are quite a number of applicants or
hand awaiting the return of paper;
from the head camp. Mr. Ouztf
was duly and truly made a "chop
per" in first class order before .he
was turned loose in the forest. Sh
Wm. Goat was on hand promptly.
The Camp decided to have an oys
ter supper at Sovereign J. Frank
Logue's residence on next Friday
night, March the 4th. Every body
that can get there is invited. The
funds from the supper will be used
in purchasing equipments for the1
Camp. We have a good camp,
growing in membership every meet
Small grain has the right name
for this section. So far but there
seems to be a stand in most places
left and we are hopeful yet of mak-^
lng a fair crop.
I guess I- had better close, as I
am worrying you.
Mr. James T. Mims.
A Armai announcement of the
candidacy of Mr. James T. Mims
will be found in this" issue. Since
his appointment by Gov. Ansel to
the office of county treasurer, Mr.
Mims has striven faithfully and
conscientiously to discharge every
duty in the most satisfactory man
ner. He has made a record of
which anyone could feel justly
proud, and it is upon his record that
he solicits the votes of the people.
If favored by the people, he will be
unabating in his zeal to s erve them j
In disorders and dis
eases of children drugs
seldom do good and
often do harm.
Careful feeding and
bathing are the babies'
is the food-medicine that
not only nourishes them
most, but also regulates
their digestion. It is a
wonderful tonic for chil
dren of all ages. They
rapidly gain weight and
health on small doses.
FOR SA1,E BY AH DRUGGISTS
Send 10c., name of paper and this ad. for
our beautiful Savings Bank and Child's
Sketch-Book. Each bank contains a
Good I.uck Penny.
SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pearl St., N.JT.
Notice of Registration.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration will be opened
at Farmers Bank from Monday.
February 14th, 11)10, to May 9;i.
1910, for the purpose of register
ing of all qualified voters of thc
town of Edgefield.
Wm! A. Byrd,
O n rn
Reg^ Town of Ed-ericld.
Buis t's Garden Seed.
Begin now for the early garden.
We can supply you with seeds of
all kinds that are fresh from the
celebrated Buist seed farm. They
hold the highest record for germi
nation and satisfactory yields.
Penn & Holstein.
New Arrivals at Rives Bros.
Mendal-'s ladies tailored shirt waists.
American Lady corset model for 1910.
Spring dress gingham.
Ladies New spring neck wear.
^Misses and ladies new style oxfords. Best ass
ortment of shoes for all in stock.
One case 4-4 bleaching special 10c value for 7c.
Big shipment of laces, embroidery. Ail over
lace, tucking? lace bands, etc.
Men's and boy's full regular made work shirts, 36
inches long. Special value for 50c. The Fergerson
McKinley shirt for spring now in all sizes cut to
full measurements and warranted to fit or money
Ladies muslin underwear just in and.open to your
unfavorable for vour
produce? The farmer T' ,mrm'T w'nt <Q "*rk't
who has a telephone in his home can telephone
first. The useless trips thus saved are worth the
cost of service.
Under the plan of the Bell System the service
costs but a trifle; the farmer owns the instrument
and the equipment.
Write to nearest Bell Telephone
Manager for pamphlet, or address
Farmers' Line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO.
SOUTH PHYOR STREET, ATLANTA, GA.