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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1511.
Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Miss Annie Mathis, of Cold
Spring, is visiting her sister Mrs.
Mrs. R. A. Cochran of Rehoboth
returned last week from a visit to
her daughter Mrs. M. J. Green of
Mr. Baldwin Carwile who now
holds a position in Spartanburg, is
?pending this week with his
mother, Mrs.' M. E. Carwile.
Miss Mary Fitzmaurice of Co-|
lumbia has been the guest of Mrs.
J. S. Byrd for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S- Cogburn and
the children spent several days last
week and this week in Ed gen'eld.
Rev. T. P. Burgees preached to
his congregation at Sahida on Sun
day evening, after conducting ser
vices at Edgefield in the morning.
We can make you a Miit to order |
from $25.00 up write us forsamples,
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Rev. A. T. Jamison of the Connie
Maxwell Orphanage, Greenwood,
will fill the pulpit of the Baptist
church on Sunday morning next.
For Sale: A number one buggy
horse. Works well in wagon and
plow and is a good saddler. Apply
to R. B. Cain,
At the College.
There are seven attractive prizes
to be awarded the young ladies who J
are working so faithfully in our sub
scription contest. Probably others
will be added.
We sell IjlartSchaftners and Marx
Clothes the best made write us for a
suit, F. G. MERTINS, 'Augusta,
The monthly union service will be
held next Sunday evening at the
NPresbyterian church, when Dr. Dan
iels of Columbia, will conduct the
, Miss Ora Padgett of Columbia,
and Miss Nora Long of Saliida were
guests of Miss Pearl Padgett at
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou's for the past
Mrs. Beauregard Timmons left
Edge jeld on Sunday morning, ac
companied by Dr. J. H. Carmichael
to Columbia, where she goes to
Knowlton's Infirmary for treatment
Have your Umbrella re-covered
by. F. G. MERTINS, Augusta,
Ga., 854 Broad.
Mr. R. C. Burts, who has made
such a successful principal of the
Easly schools for several years, and
a brother of Dr. C. E. Burts has
been elected head of the Furman
Fitting School in Greenville.
Mr. J. '?V. Peak has returned
from New York, where he purchas-1
ed a large stock of spring merchan
dise for his store. In a few days his
new goods will arrive and be dis
We have the best Clothes for the
money, write us and we will serve
you. F. G. MERTINS the Cloth
ier, Augusta, Ga. .
The moving picture shows in the |
opera house on Friday and Saturday
evenings were a great attraction
and novelty. It was announced on
Saturday evening that the company
after spending the coming week in
Aiken, would return to Edgefield
for the coming Monday and Tues
Mr. S. Cheatham is one of the
most enthusiastic entrants in the
corn contest. He came Saturday to
get a bushel of very fine corn which
he ordered for seed, paying five dol
lars for it. The man who excels Mr.
Cheatham will have to work early
Mr. W. S. G. Heath has the con
tract for erecting the Woodmen
hall at Red Hill and Mr. R. M.
Johnston has the contract for sup
plying the lumber, most of which
has already been placed on the
The members of the Republican
church, so we are informed, have |
decided to put some needed repairs
on their church, for which they will
raise, at an early date, between six ]
and seven hundred dollars. This is
a worthy enterprise, and is typical
of all the congregations to which
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preaches.
They do not lag in the procession.
We sell all our Winter goods at j
reduced price, write us for price.
F. G. MERTINS, the Clothier, Au
Dr. T. M. Bailey filled the pulpit I
of the Baptist church on Sunday)
morning, preaching from the text,
"If any man would be my disciple,'
let him deny himself, and take up
his cross and follow me."" The mus
ic wa? very beautiful and edifying
and Mrs. John R. Tompkins pre
sided at the organ. At the close of
the service the Lord's ??upper was J
observed. Although sorv ices were held
in all the other churches, the church
was filled with an attentive and
All who attend the Johnston
ceum next Tuesday evening w
spend two hours pleasantly.
The announcement of addition
prizes his greatly increased the i
terest and enthusiasm in The A
vertiser's subscription contest.
j Interesting services were held
our Methodist church on Sundi
morning, and especially good mue
arranged. Mr. Royal V. Bidez a
sisted the choir on the trombone.
Maj. R. S. Anderson and Mr.
S. Smith are at home from Was!
ington to remain till the extra se
sion convenes on April 4th.
We have the Stetson and oth<
good makes at reasonable prie
Write us for one. F. 6. MEI
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Edgefield, Trenton and Harmon
should be largely represented at tl
lyceum attraction to be given ?
Johnston Tuesday night next. TL
entertainment by the Eureka GU
Club will be strictly first-class.
Miss Mattie Lyon came up froi
WiUiston and spent Sunday i
home. She was accompanied by he
friend, Miss Ellen Chandler, who i
teaching at Windsor.
Attention is directed to the ac
vertisement of Mr. J. H. Reel i
this issue. He announces that hav
ing reduced his expenses to th
minimum he is in a position t
make very close prices on all kind
All varieties of cabbage plant
for sale row at
Punovant & Cc
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reel have r<
turned after a stay of two weeks i:
Florida. Mr. Reel is perfectl
charmed with Florida. Indeed h
has a desperate case of Florid
"fever," and as he told us of th
many wonderful things he saw w
almost became a victim of the sam
Mr. A. R. Nicholson hasreturne
from a visit to his daughter, Mr?
F. E. Johnston who resides nea
Georgetown. He is charmed witl
that section of the state. Mr. Nich
olson's sons-in-law, Mr. ,Waym
Darlington and Mr. F. E. Johnston
each own very large estates o
about 6,000 acres of land each.
Plants: Now is the time to plan
asparagus crowns. Get them nov
at 50c per 100, or $3.00 per 1,000
R. G. Shannonhouse.
Congressman James F. Bryn'es ol
Aiken, was in town on Monday
shaking hands with his friends. Mr.
Byrnes was duly enrolled as Con
gressman,' Saturday March 4th, al
the close of the 61st session. He
will enter actively upon his duties
at the convening of the extra session
on April the 4th. Mr. Byrnes ie
very popular in Edgefield county.
Pants made to order, $5 up,
write for samples to F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
The time for ordaining deacons
at Berea has been changed from the
first Sunday in April "to the first
Sunday in May. On the same day
the ladies' missionary society.will
hold its annual meeting. They have
invited Rev. C. A. Cowan of Green
wood to preach the missionary ser
mon, and Rev. G. W. Gardner will
preach the ordination sermon.
The people of Edgefield will have
a great opportunity on next
Wednesday evening to see that de
lightful story of St. Elmo put upon
the stage. Go to the opera house on
Wednesday evening and see it.
Miss Daisy Lyon spent Saturday
and Sunday at home, returning to
her school Sunday afternoon with
her friend Miss Mary Edwards, who
came up for her.
For Sale: Four-horse power
gasoline engine and threshing ma
chine, practically new; also a com
plete saw mill, consisting of saw,
engine, boiler, carts and cows. Ap
ply to H. H. Hill,
Edgefield, S. C.
This afternoon at 3:30 o'clock,
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Johnson are
giving the little folks of the town a
delightful treat in honor of their
little son, Luther, this being his
fourth birthday. A crowd of little
folks are enjoying this pleasant
Found: A portion of a lady's
brooch, containing a lock of han1
was found on the streets of Edge
field two months or more agov. The
owner can obtain same by calling at
The Advertiser oflice and paying
for this notice.
The quarterly conference of the
Methodist chmvr? will meet on Sun
day morning at Harmony, when
Dr. J. W. Daniel will preach. The
Harmony church has one of the lar
gest and most enthusiastic Sunday
schools in Edgefield county with
Mr. Walter Marsh as superintend1
Monday of last week little Con
nie Cochran, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. E. Cochran of Plum
Branch was bitten by a mad dog.
Miss Weinona Strom was also bit
ten by the same dog, but the skin
was not broken. Little Connie was
carried to the mad stone in Georgia
and the stone adhered for forty
eight hours. As a further precau
tion, she was carried to the Pasteur
Institute in Columbia Saturday.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Coch
ran sympathize with them deeply in
this trying experience.
Mr. Luther G. Bell, who ia young
er now than he was twenty years
ago, has been in Edgefield for sev
eral days,and says that beyond all per
adventure Clark's Hill has the pret
tiest set of women and the ugliest
men of any section of the state. The
Advertiser man endorses most hear
tily the first portion of the state
ment but we think our friend Luther
is too severe on the Clark's Hill
Excellent Charge to The Grand
Judge Sense's charge to the grand
jury this morning was able and
comprehensive. He first commended
them for their prompt response to
duty, and for their willingness to
serve throughout the year. Not a
grand juror was absent when the
court was called, nor did any ask to
Judge Sease said, there is a dispo
sition on the part of business men
to shirk jury duty, which he refer
red to as a patriotic duty. He said
no one need ever apply to him to be
excused upon the ground that his
private interests would suffer, for
business men, and men of affairs
are needed upon the jury to weigh
the facts and the law as applied to
the c::*e. Judge Sease excuses only
in case of sickness of the juror or
members of his family.
Judge Sease said that a' large
number of cases tried in our courts
are those involving personal vio
lence, and the major portion of
those are committed by negroes up
on negroes. Cases of assault among
white people are growing less, while
they are increasing among the ne
groes. They are following our ex
ample. Immediately after 187.6, but
few negroes were tried for assault
or murder. Records do not show
that negroes committed murder at
all during slavery. The white
man is becoming more educated
along the line of resorting to the
law to punish the offender. Of the
two hundred and fifty homicides
that are annually tried in South
Carolina, only about 25 per cent
are committed by the white race.
Judge Sease said that the remedy
for this condition is to punish any
man who is guilty. Courts are es
tablished to deter thc criminal, and
to show to ochers that the one who
commits crime will be punished.
The certainty of punishment is a
greater deterrent than the severity
of the punishment.
For the record of crime in South
Carolina, the white people get the
credit before the outside world. In
heathen Japan, a percentage of
homicides is -aid to be less than in
this state, yet we send missionaries
to labor among the Japanese. There
is much room for missionary work
among negroes at our very door,
teaching them not to take the lives
of their fellow men.
Judge Sease called attention to
the fact that some negroes go un
whipped of justice, because some
white men use their influence to
bring about their acquittal in order
to secure farra labor. He urged
jurors not to be influenced by white
men in such cases. When a negro
has an idea tha t his white boss will
stick to him ? in his lawnessness it
gives him a license to commit crime
against his own race and the white
race. In concluding his general
charge, Judge Sease urged the
grand jurors to keep an eye on the
public schools of the county, seeing
that efficient teachers are employed.
Trustees should not be allowed to
employ as teachers relatives who are
incompetent, as is done in some
Death of Miss Nadine Smith.
News reached Edgefield on Sat
urday that Miss Nadine Smith who
is so well remembered as the inter
esting little daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. E. C. Smith had died under an
operation for appendicitis in the
hospital at Sumter on Friday morn
ing at one o'clock. Miss Nadine was
attending the Catholic convent in
Sumter at the time of her death,
and her remains were carried to
Williston for interment, the funer
al being conducted by Rev. W. M.
Jones on Sunday morning. Miss
Nadine was a student at* the S. C.
C. I. several years, and was very
Card From Mr. Fuller.
The time for the organization of
our Boys' Corn Club is near, and,
while we have a number of names
alread3\ there is room for many
more. Enter the contest, boys, and
come out with one of the valuable
prizes and the distinction that goes
with it. We shall have an attract
ive and valuable list which will be
published very soon. Send your
names so that they may be entered.
W. W. Fuller,
Supt. Ed. E. C.
Will Vote on Annexation.
The people of the extreme north
western corner of the county are
greatly elated over the fact that
Gov. Blease has ordered an election
to be held on April ll for the pur
pose of voting upon the question of
annexing 38 square miles of this
county, known as the Plum Branch
section, to Greenwood county.
A prominent citizen of Plum
Branch stated Mondoy that practi
cally all of the 80 votes would be
cast in favor of Greenwood. There
is only one voting precinct in the
38 square miles of territory and that
is located in Plum Blanch.
The people favor the annexation
purely upon the ground of conven
ience. Plum Branch is [about 30
i miles from both Edgefield and
Greenwood, but the latter place has
I the advantage in that it can be
[reached by rail.
Mrs. Mosely Entertains U. D. C.
The monthly meeting of the I
Daughters of .the ' Confederacy was
held at the home of Mrs. F. F.
Mosely on Tuesday afternoon. The
meeting was largely attendeu and an|
interesting program carried out. A
delightful salad course and a second
course of sweets was served. A gavel]
was presented to the chapter, the |
gift of Mrs. F. F. Mosely. This
gavel was made from the spikenard
wood taken from the enclosure
around the grave of Preston S.
Brooks in our village cemetery, and
the wood is very rare and valuable.
The gavel was the workmanship of I
Mr. J. Bean Walker, who did the !
work free of all charge, and express
ed himself as being honored to do I
The very interesting announce
ment was made that Mrs. August |
Kohn, president of the state U. D.
C. would visit the chapter in April,
and a r?ception will be" tendered in
honor of Mrs. Kohn at the Presby
It Pays to Buy at Peak's.]
Men's boys' and children's cloth
ing, shirts, collars, ties, all in up
to-date styles. It pay.-Adv.
Very Popular Attraction.
In the play of "St. Elmo" which
was dramatized from Evans' power
ful novel of the same name, all of
the favorite characters in the book
are represented just as authoress
intended them to be. St. Elmo Mur
ray, Edna Earl, Allan Hammond, ?
Mrs. Murray, Gertrude. Manning]
and Gordon Leigh appear as real
people and tell Miss Evans' charm
ing story much more entertainingly
than you can read it The produc
tion will be , given in the opera
house on Wednesday, March 15th.
The price will be 50, 75, and $1.00.
It Pays to Buy at Peak's
Your wash goods i?' the latest
and prettiest patterns, fresh from
the manufacturers. Fine gingham',
zephyrs, chambry, galatea, linen for
Veterans desiring Crosses of Hon
or are requested to ?pply to Mrs.
J. D. Holstein. This will be the
last year that crosses will be given.
It Pays to Buy From Peak.
Fancy and dressy material, the |
latest weaves and up-to-date. It pays.
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
Tho only baking powdor
Cream of Tartar
mada from Royal G rapo
NO ALUM.HO LIME PHOSPHATE
All members of Harmony Farm
ers Union No. 2-22, are requested to
meet Friday, March 17th. Business
of importance will be transacted.
W. S; Marsh, Pres.
It Pays to Buy at Peak*
Lace curtains, window shades,
curtain rods, rugs, window fixtures,
picture frames, etc. It pays.-Adv.
It Pays to Buy at Peak's.
Bangs, switches, - turbans, puffs
curls, side and back combs, bar
rettes, hair pins, in fact, a general
combination to make an attractive
I appearance. It pays.-Adv.
11 was never before better able to j
take care of your eye glass work
tba niara 8tock ^
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.
It Pays to Buy at Peak's;
Ladies',misses, and children's1 ox
fords, and strap sandals. The pret
tiest shapes and styles from the best
manufacturers. Come and see them.
The price will catch your eye. It
Death of Little Rebecca Allen
On Thursday afternoon last, at
the day's declining, little Rebec
ca Allen, the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Allen, passed from this
vale of tears into the light of eter
nal life. Little Rebecca was] one
year old, and had only had a few
day's battle with pneumonia, the
illness which proved too much for
her tender years. For those who are
left, this is a bitter bereavement,
but to her,Hhere is nothing but the
joys of the eternal city where Jesus
holds the children whom he blessed
on earth close to his bosom. Little
Rebecca was laid to rest in Willow
Brook cemetery, and a wealth o?
beautiful spring flowers were laid
upon her grave, the only tribute
that Empathetic and sorrowing loved
ones and friends could present to the
sad parents and to the memory of
the precious young life. Rev. T. P.
Burgess conducted the exercises, and
the choir sang that comforting
hymn, 'Safe in the arms of Jesus."
PENN & HOLSTEIN, Local Dealers
It Pays to Buy at Peak's
Your tailor made waist and skirt.
Skirts, black and colored, panama,
mohair, voils and other leading
jf? coffee fathers M
^dust and stored
freshness and] aroma.
ir ?? aaa 1? *\
irr Its air-ti^ht can
ls dost-free, strong,
fresh and of j>er
Km? ?<THE REILY-TAYLOR CO.^
It r*ays to Buy at Peak's
Your fine lawn, batiste, flaxon
linen lawn, and every material for
white dresses. It pays.-Adv.
It Pays to Buy at Peak's
Your embroidery, cambric, nain
sook, and swiss edging and inser
tion. We have some great special
ties at I and 10 cents. It pays to see
our lace before buying. Val lace,
round thread, baby irish, cluny,
torchon and linen torchon. We
have some at 12 cents to a dollar a
To see a little further inte
To dig a little deeper for i
To be never satisfied unti
This season the most superV
for men and boys. The abc
to the front with the best ar
plan of satisfaction always
STANDING OF CONTESTANTS TO MARCH 8th.
Winona Mathis 76,900
Robbie Jones - 23,090
Louise Lyon 23,540
Fannie Joe Strom 39,825
Martha Dorn 69,550
Lucile Whatley 34,000
Mary Emma Byrd 53,740
Alma. Hammond 29,920
Addie Stephens 81,850
Lila DeLaughter 56,000
Lena Lanham 34,175
Sarah Waters . 1000
Maggie McDaniel 30,525
Mrs. Claud A. Parks . 59,375
Olive Jackson 2000
Mattie E. Cheatham 42,100
Eva Moultrie 1070
Nellie Bodie 5600
American Music Co., Contert Mgrs.
By Royal V. Bidez, resident Mgr.
Kansas Man Gives
William O McFarland, a well
known resident of Wichita, Kansas,
living at 607 North stret, that city,
is a strong believer in the efficacy
of Cooper's New Discovery. In a re
cent statement Mr. McFarland says:
As an after effect of typhoid fe
ver and the grip, I have suffered
with stomach trouble for the past
three years. I had no appetite, and
did not get the proper nourishment
from my food. As a result I was
very weak, and felt tired and worn
out, having no energy nor ambition.
I experienced a feeling of heaviness
in my stomach and belched a great
deal of gas. I tried a number of
remedies that were recommended to
me and took treatment from several
physicians, without any permanent
"I finally decided to try Cooper's
New Discovery, after notioing a
number/- of advertisements in the
newspapers regarding it. I found it
all that it was claimed to be. With
in a few weeks the belching had
ceased entirely, and the feeling of
heaviness and distress disappeared.
I began to relish my meals, and
soon gained in strength and weight.
I was greatly surprised with the
prompt action of the medicine, and
gratified with the resal ts I obtained
from its use."
Persons afflicted with worn-out
stomachs should try Cooper's New
Discovery. There is a heavy demand
for the Cooper remedies, for which
we are agents in this community.
(Penn & Holstein.)
YOU NEED NOT
You need not envy your neigh
bor's figtne. 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. It is here.
Agents for Edgefield
? fashion's future
I we could give our customers the best has brought to us.
? lines ot footwear. Such as the famous
een quality, E. P. Reeds^rvino
ew for the ladies. H. W. Merri
tt for the misses and children,
E. Meade's soft soles for Ihe
Uso the celebrated shoes, known
A?ways Wear Well
>ve 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