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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1911.
Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
LIST OF PRIZES.
Besides the Grand Prize, th? $400
piano, the following additional prizes
will be awarded at tn~ close of The
Advertiser's subscription contest. A
scholarship in Draughon's Business
College, two lady's solid gold double
case watches and two solid gold
brooches. Another prize will be added
The winners will be allowed to se'ect|
?rizes in the order of their standing,
he one who receives the highest num
ber of votes will have first selection,the
one receiving the second highest the
second selection and so on till all of
the prizes are awarded.
Mrs. Agatha Woodson spent Sat
urday and Sunday with her aunt
Mrs. E. E. Adams.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ready spent
Sunday with Mrs. Ready's parents,
Mi. and Mrs. Jno. B. Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Morgan of
Greenwood county, spent Saturday
t with Mrs. Belle Ouzts.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnson have
returned, after a stay of several days
in Rock Hill.
Mrs. Ida Sheppard is with her|
daughters Mrs. W. J. Miller and
W. S. Cogburn in Augusta.
Have your Umbrella re-covered
by F. G. MERT1NS, Augusta,
Ga., 854 Broad.
Mrs. Bettis Cantelou, has return
ed, after a visit of several days, to
her sister, Mrs. S. M. Rice at Al
Mr. and Mrs. Giles D. Miras!
?pent Saturday and Sunday with
their daughters, Emma and Sallie
Mrs. Lalla Graydon of Greenwood
has been spending several days in
Edgefield with her brother Mr. A. I
S. Tompkins. -
We v-*ve the best Clothes for the
money, . .'rite ns and we will serve
you. F. G. MERT1NS the Cloth
ier, Augusta, Ga.
Miss Leila McCreary who is teach
I in g the Prescott school spent Sun
' day with her mother, Mrs. R. A.
For Sale: A number one buggy
horse. Works well in wagon and
plow and is a ffood saddler. Apply
to R. B. Cain,
At the College.
For Sale: A set of Brass Band In
struments, consisting of six pieces,
will be sold at public outcry be-1
fore the court house immediately
after the public sales on Monday
next, the 6th inst.
Southern Express Co.
Mr. E. S. Rives left on Monday
for eastern markets to finish buying
the line of spring goods for Rives]
Bros. The latenessof the season
will enable him to get all the new
novelties and shades which will bel
settled on for spring.
We can make you a suit to order ]
from $25.00 up write us for samples,
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Mr. S. A. Brunson went to Au
gusta last Thursday to see his moth
er, Mrs. John Brunson who has
been quite ill at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Sewall. We are
pleased to learn that the last re
ports were to the effect that she is
The chaingang force has just]
ompleted the new public road
eading from town by George
roungblood's out to the other pub
ic road at Mr. M. C. Parker's farm,
lie work has been thoroughly done,
nd is a great boon to persons liv
ng in that section.
We sell HartSehaftners and Marx
totnes the best made write us for a
uit, F. G. MERTIXS, Augusta,
At the great State Sunday School
ssociation which will convene in
partanburg, in its 34th session
taren 28th to 30th, Dr. C. E.
'urts is to lead a Missionary con
rence of workers on the first day
the First Baptist church.
Mr?. Ida May McGhee Bull left'
edgefield on Thursday for Phila
Iphia, and will at an early day,
il for her home in London. Mrs.?
all has been in Edgefield several
eeks visiting her aunts Mrs. Maj
bartley and Ella Bates, and her sis
T Miss Aileen McGhee.
An advertisement i,n The Advi
ser's columns brings results. Last
eek we advertised some fodder for
!e and in less than two days the
5ijor portion was disposed of. In
ie same manner an advertisement
ill sell hardware, groceries, dry
ods, drugs, etc.
Mrs. L. C. Bailey, of Baltimore,
ho has won so many friends in
e last two seasons in the millinery
partment of Rives Bros., will re
rn next week bringing back aH
e fads in the millinery line. Rives
os. is to be congratulated in se
ring the services of this talented
d accomplished milliner.
Mr. Leslie S. Kernaghan s
Sunday in Columbia.
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Heidtma
Asheville N. C. are visiting
and Mrs. B. B. Jones.
Mrs. J. D. Holstein spent se\
days last week with relatives in
Pants made to order, $5
write for samples to F. G. M!
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond sj
I Thursday last in McCormick on ]
We sell all our Winter good
reduced price, write us for pr
F. G. MERTINS, the Clothier, .
Who'll be the Jerry Moore
Edgefield county this year?
strikes us that we ought to h
some Hannah Plowdens also.
Miss Maggie Reel spent Satun
and Sunday at home. It is proba
that her school will not close bef
the latter part of May.
All varieties of cabbage pla
for sale now at
Dunovant & (
The Teachers' Training Class r
on Thursday evening at the home
Mrs. M. J. Norris. Those who
tended reported a very profita
and pleasant evening.
Mrs. Jerome H. Courtney
Trenton has been in the hospital
Columbia for special treatment, I
will be able to return to her hoi
in a few days.
The Advertiser household a
greatly indebted to Rev. and M
J. T. Littlejohn for a generous b
of pickles and jellies. A large bc
quet of violets lent beauty and fi
granee to this substantial gift.
The Advertiser extends affectic
ate greetings to the little son wi
bas come into the home of Mr. a
Mrs. Sidney Dreher, of Ira
Though he residesnow in Lex?ngt
county, Edgefield claims him,
We sometimes hear that the co
is practically gone when cooii
doves can be heard. If that be tru
the wood and coal bill will dimini:
very materially. Several days aj
we heard a number of doves cooii
in the most endearing notes.
The Southern Bell Telephone C
has just issued a new directoi
which contains the following ne
phones. Bettis Cantelou, residenc
C. B. Key, residence. Wilson & Cai
telou, stables, and Western Unie
Capt. 0. P. Bright is planning 1
erect a two story brick building o
his corner lot opposite the depo
The first story which has airead
been rented,' will be used as a store
and the second story will probabl
be used as an ama?ement hall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reel left o
Monday for Florida where the
will spend probably several weekf
enjoying the delightful climate o
this perpetual land of flowers au
sunshine. They will visit Ocak
Summerfield, and various othe
places. Mr. Reel is combining bot
business and pleasure in this pleat
Found: A portion of a lady'i
brooch, containing a lock of hai
was found on the streets of Edge
field two months or more ago. Th
owner can obtain same by calling a
The Advertiser office and payin?
for this notice.
S. McG. Simkins, Esq., went t<
Abbeville on Monday to attend th<
funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Augustui
Smith who died at her home ii
Spartanburg, but was carried to Ab
beville to be interred, this havinf
been the place of her nativity. Sh<
was a daughter of Judge Wardlaw
We have the Stetson and othei
good makes ,at reasonable price
Write us for one. F. G. MER
TINS, Auerusta, Ga.
The, next lyceum number will
consist of a male quartette. As en
tertainments of this character have
always been very popular in Edge
I field, we expect to see this> the last
attraction of the season very largely
Mr. H. H. Sanders is having ma
terial placed on the ground for the
erection of a building to be used as
a market. His present building will
be occupied by his steadily increas
ing grocery business. The proposed
new building will be one story on
the front ar. . two stories on the
The young ladies who are work
ing in The Advertiser's subscription
contest are a splendid set. As they
are so much enthused over their
work, and manifest such a beautiful
spirit, we are always pleased to have
thprn call. We were glad to wel
come several of them Saturday and
Monday, and we shall be glad to see
any of the other contestants, and
have them bring in their votes in
Dr. T. M. Bailey preached at the
P>apfc: jt church on Sunday morning
to a lasse and interested audience.
Dr. Bailey statecl it had been fifty
four years since he had preached
his first sermon in th? Edgefield
village Baptist church which was in
1857, and that not many of the first
congregation were present on Sun
day. Dr. Bailey also filled the pul
pit on Sunday evening, and will
preach again for the Baptist congre-1
gation on next Sunday.
The attention of the ladies is di
rected to the new advertisement of
Rives Bros., in which they give the
merits of the American Lady cor
Hon. J. C. Sheppard is in St.
Louis on business in connection
with the Knights of Honor.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins leaves to
day for an extended trip to Mobile,
Ala., where she will visit relatives
Found: Ladies breast pin, near
Baptist church. Owner can get
same by calling at the Corner Store
and paying for this notice.
TheU. D. C. will have their
regular meeting at the home of Mrs.
M. A. Taylor, Thursday after
noon, March 7th, at four o'clock.
Mrs. J. D. Holstein, president; Mrs.
N. G. Evans, Secretary.
Mr. M. D. Lyon is now serving
Messrs. Dunovant & Co. as sales
man. A deserving, popular young
man with a popular store makes a
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker have
gone to housekeeping for themselves
and are now domiciled in the neat
little cottage recently occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kemp. .
Plants: Now is the time to plant
asparagus crowns. Get them now
at 50c per 100, or $3.00 per 1,000.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Mrs. Louisa Fleming Mosely, of
Grovetownf Ga.., is a welcomed
visitor in Edgefield, being the guest
of h?r son, Mr. F. F. Mosely.
Dr. T. M. Bailey and Col. F. N.
K. Bailey are spending several days
this week with Mrs. Walter L. Wil
kins at Millen, Ga., Dr. Bailey will
return in time, however to fill the
appointment for the Baptist church
ou Sunday morning.
Mr. W. H. Turner ann ounces the
arrival of spring goods at the Cor
ner Store in his advertisement of
this issue. The shoppers can not
afford to miss the bargains that he
is offering in staple dry goods, em
broideries, etc. Special attention is
also directed to The Corner Store's
shoe advertisement on this page.
The ladies of the Episcopal church
gave a very, interesting entertain
ment* on Thursday evening at the
beautiful home ofjMr. and Mrs. W.
P. Calhoun. The programme, as
published in last week's Advertiser
was carried out, and greatly enjoy
ed. Delicious refreshments were
served, punch, Charlotte Russe and
cake, the proceed? from the sale of
which, was used for the benefit of
the Episcopal church.
While passing along the street
Monday, we met a group of three
Confederate veterans, Col. J. P
Hagood, Mr. Henry Green and Mr.
W. E. Timmerman, who were ex.
changing experiences of forty odd
years ago. We greatly enjoyed
their conversation. Mr. Timmer
man has the > unique distinction of
carrying through the entire four
years of the war the same rifle and
cartridge box he had when he en
tered. There was no more gallant
soldier in the confederate army than
Temperance Rally by Sunday
On Sunday evening last Lincoln
Legion Service was observed at the
Pentecostal Union Sunday school,
of which Mr. J. T. McManus is the
efficient superintendent and Mr. L.
E. Jackson the Bible class teacher.
A dozen or more strong and force
ful pieces were read and recited on
prohibition. A collection was tak
en which amounted to $3.41 which
will be sent to aid in building and
equipping the Marion Lawrence
printing press at Westerville, Ohio.
This plant will have the capacity of
turning out more than one hundred
tons of temperance and -prohibition
literature, which will be sent to all
parts of the world.
At the Sunday service twenty
five of the members of this school
signed the Lincoln pledge, whit.h he
wrote and signed in his youth, and
strictly observed all his life, which
is as follows:
"Whereas, the use of intoxicating
liquors as a beverage is productive
of pauperism, degradation and
crime, and believing it is our duty
to discourage that which produces
more evil than good, we therefore
pledge ourselves to abstain from the
use of intoxicating liquors as a
At the service the following* let
ter was read:
My dear Young Friends:
The excessive use of intoxicating
liquor is the cause of a great deal
of the poverty, degradation, and
crime of the world, and one who
abstains from the use of such liquor
avoids a dangerous temptation
Abraham Lincoln showed that he
believed this in writing out for his
boy friends the pledge of total ab
stinence so often quoted. Each perj
son must determine for himself the
course he will take in reference to
his tastes and appetites; but those
who exercise the self-restraint to
avoid altogether the temptation of
alcoholic liquor are on the safe and
wiser side. Sincerely yours,
Wm. H. Taft.
EIPOTPIfi THE BEST F(
BITTERS AND KIDNJ
Found Dead In Woods.
Johnston, 26.-Jesse Lott,
who lives ./at two miles from
here, wa* id dead in the early
hours o unday morning near his
home n Saturday afternoon he
wall out to see somathing abouthis
saw -.jill which he intended plac
ing, and as night drew on and he
failed to appear the family were
alarmed and began a search. After
several hours his body was found in
the woods behind his home, and it
is supposed that he attempted to
come a nearer way than by the
The body was upon ita. back, with
hands clasped, and there was no
evidence of any struggle or that he
came to his death by foul means.
A physician was summoned and it
is thought that he must have died
from a sudden attack of heart fail
Dr. C. E. Burts "Caned "
An item that should have
been mentioned in last week's issue
was the presentation of a gold head
cane to Dr. C. E. Burts. During
the time that Dr. Burts resided in
Edgefield he was quite intimately
associated with the students of the
S. C. C. I. Besides occasionally ad
dressing the students in the chapel,
he would meet with them in their
Y. M. C. A., Y. W. A. and litera
ry societies. Because of his abid
ing interest in them the students
held him in very high esteem. As
a token of their affection and es
teem the students of the institution,
both boarding and day students,
gave him a very handsome cane.
Col. Bailey presented the cane, his
remarks being very appropriate.
Col. Hagood in Corn Contest
The list of those who are enroll
ing for the corn contest is growing,
Col. J. P. Hagood a successful
Pleasant Lane farmer/ being among
the last to enter. Col. Hagood called
to see us while in town Friday, and
said he was going to win some of
that gold. We expect to hear of a
large yield from his acre at harvest
ing time, as he puts his best effort
into whatever he undertakes.
Hauling Guano for Pastime.
Mr. Giles D. Mime told the wri
ter Saturday that he has had more
work done on his farm this season
than ever before up to this time. He
has thoroughly plowed up all his
fields, and part of the woods, and
is now hauling guano for pastime.
Mr. Mims* said that the people in
hib section have bought more heavi
ly of fertilizers than heretofore, and
it seems that some of them continue
to haul guano just because, they
have nothing else to do.
Pork Eaters on Increase.
. "Pork eaters" is a term which
may rightfully be applied to the'
people of the United States if the
figures just made public by the
census bureau for the year 1910 may
be taken as a basis. The figures
show that during that year 4,483,
000 more hogs were killed in this
country for food purposes than all
other animals combined, including
beeves, calves, sheep and lambs,
goats, kids, etc. During the year
1909, 34,443,000 hogs were killed
for food purposes and 31,960,000
of all other animals.
Debate at College.
The literary societies of the South
Carolina Co-education institute held
their semi-annual celebration in the
college auditorium Friday night.
The exerciser consisted of a joint
debate to which the public was in
vited. The subject was: .
"Resolved that the Declaration of
Independence is a more important
document than the Magna Cuarta."
The affirmative was represented by
Cadets S. P. Neal and W. H. John
son, and the negative by Cadets A.
E. Burns and L. M. Smith. The
declaimer was Cadet W. T. Hum
phries. The argument advanced
by these young gentlemen was very
strong, giving evidence of much
thought and thorough preparation
for the task in hand.
The judges were Rev. T. P. Bur
gess, Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse and
Rev. L. D. Gillespie, who after due
deliberation decided in favor of the
The exercises of the evening were
interspersed wilh several well ren
dered musical selections by young
ladies of the music department.
These semi-annual celebrations,
to which many of our people lcjok
forward with very keen interest, are
held as near as possible to Washing
ton's birthday, and for that reason
a topic bearing upon that period of
the country's history is chosen for
discussion. The next public exer
cise by the societies will be held at
I was never before better able to
take care of your eye glass
than I am ^^ggg^j^ " nT^ Js
am herc all the time and can cor
rect anything about your glasses
that may for any reason be unsat
isfactory after the work is done.
This fact should appeal to you.
GEORGE F. MIMS, Optician
Edgefield, - . S. C.
The "Job" Editor.
Editing is a profession which in
cludes many various tasks, so many,
in fact, that it is not surprising thai
the man in this story from the Lon
don Graphic thought he was an edi
tor. His former employer met him
one day and asked after his affairs.
Thompson aunounced that he was
a newspaper man.
"I'm in the job department," he
'Editor of the job department?"
inquired the other, facetiously.
' Yes, sir; I carries in coal, and
scrubs the windows, and cleans the
floor, and aU such editing as that,
Hate that Wean." Yon triU
find here all the leading patterns.
PENN & HOLSTEIN, Local Dealers
Have Made Good Start.
This part of the country is some
thing like a foot short on water, i.
e., a foot below the normal rainfall.
Judging the future by the past,
this shortage will doubtless be made
good by the middle of May. Bet
ter lay plans for a wet spring-be
ready for any emergency. Far
mers took a "running start" by
breaking a large portion of their
land deep in December and Janua
ry, so come what may, within rea
sonable bounds, .most of them will
be well prepared for planting.
Corn Planting Begins.
Corn planting will begin this
week in the county but it is safe to
say that not a very large, acreage
will be planted before the 15th,
Mr. Giles D. Miras who is one of
the most successful fat mers in the
county told the writer last Satur
day that he expects to begin plant
ing this week. In his opinion the
corn will not be seriously injured
should the top be killed by frost
the latter part of this month or ear
ly in April.
OnevetV c?n of >"
this coffee you'll
'If after using the entire am*
I tents of this can.you affe /
'not satisfied in every re-*
'you riie money .paid for it.
To see a little further inte
To dig a little deeper for
To be never satisfied unti
This season the most super!
for men and boys. The abc
to the front with the best ai
plan of satisfaction always
! STANDING OF CONTESTANTS TO FEBRUARY 25th.
j ? . Votes
Winona Mathk v 71,750
(Robbie Jones 15,090
Louise Lyon 23,540
Fannie Joe Strom 21,000
Martha Dorn 58,925
Bertie Horne 1000
Lena Stephens 1000
Lucile Whatley 34,000
Mary Emma Byrd 37,890
Alma Hamirond 23,870
Addie Stephens . 75,000
Berta Hill 1700
Lila DeLaughter 50,875
Lena Lanham 25,000
Sarah Waters - 1000
Maggie McDaniel 28,075
Mrs. Claud A. Parks N 56,350
Olive Jackson 1000
Mattie E. Cheatham 30,000
Eva Moultrie . j 1025
Nellie Bodie 1000
American Music Co., Conteot Mgrs.
By Royal V. Bidez, resident Mgr.
I desire to inform the public that I have
purchased the stock of J. Goldberg &
Son and will continue the business at the
same place-the Hart store iu Eegefield
My stock consists of Dry Goods, No
tions, Clothing, Shoes. Hats and Gents'
Furnishings. I have ordered new goods
in all lines and will be pleased to have
the people call and inspect my stock.
I am no stranger to the Edgefield poo
ple as I have been travelling over the
county for three years. All of my deal
ings have been satisfactors to the people.
:-: SOUTH CAROLINA
YOU NEED NOT
You need not envy your neigh
bor's figui e. No, not all. Prob
ably she is wearing an American
Lady Corset and you ! can too.
Just see to it that you get the
right model for your individua
and the correct foundation for
your gown is assured. Do this
and your figure will take care of
itself and some one else in turn
will probably be envying you.
Among American Lady Cor
sets there is "a model for every
figure." There is a model for
At our corset department be
fitted to that model, lt is here.
Agents for Edgefield
?J ER STORE'S
) fashion's future
1 we could give our customers the best has brought to us.
) lines ot footwear. Such^as the famous
leen quality, E. P. Reeds, Irvino
ew for the ladies^ H. W. Merri
m for the misses 'and children,
E. Meade's soft soles for the
i\lso the celebrated shoes, known
Always Wear Well
>veJ lines are second to none, You find them always to
id /we back them up with the Corner Store's progressive
E CORNER STORE,
)W. H. TURNER, Proprietor