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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1911.
Office, No: 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Miss Sue Ouzts of Kirksey is the
guest of Miss Ruth Mays this week.
Miss Virginia Addison has beenj
spending several days with relatives j
? in Columbia.
Miss Mamie McCaskill, of Cam
den, is the guest of her cousin, Mrs.
C. W. McCreary.
Miss Anita Atkinson who has
been teaching near Dillon is at
home for a short visit.
Mr. C. M- Wates came over from
Columbia and spent Friday last
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.
We sell HartSchaftners and Marx
Clothes the best made write us for a
suit,F. G. MERT1NS, Augusta,
Mr. Richard A. McCreary was a
welcomed visitor in Edgetield Sun
day. He was very cordially greeted
by his friends here.
Mrs. Ora Myers of Aiken, accom
panied by her chidren, spent several
days in Edgetield last week with
her brothers, Messrs. J. U. and E.
Mr. Victor Heath announces in
this issue that he has thoroughbred
Plymouth Roolc and Brown Leg
horn eggs for sale at $1.00 for 15.
Orders can be left at The Adverti
We have the Stetson and other
good makes at reasonable price.
Write us for one. F. G. MER-|
?TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Rev. L. D. Gillespie, Mr. J. M.
Cobb, Miss Ellen Dunovantand Miss]
' Sophie Mims are in Spartanburg at-1
tending the State Inter Denomina
tional Sunday School convention.
Rives Bros are opening their new
spring goods and are now ready for)
Instead of the usual monthly un
ion service, Rev. P. P. Blalock will
preach the annual sermon for the
Knights of Pythias at the Metho
dist church the evening of Sunday
April 9th. The Knights will attend
in a body.
Plants- -Best varieties tomato
plants-drawn 40c per 100. Potted j
40c per dozen.
v. R. G. Shannonhouse.
Now that the success of the can
nery is practically assured the far
mers and gardeners must plant
largely beans, tomatoes, okra and
corn. The fruit should be supple- j
mented with a large supply of vege- j
The work on the new building
that Mr. Bettis Can* ^ ou is erecting
adjoining his stable is pro
gressing rapidly. The annex is being
provided for storing and displaying
the wagons and vehicles of Messrs.
Wilson & Cantelou.
We have been reliably informed
that Col. W. A. Kirby, a young]
lawyer of St. George, S. C., will
soon locate at Johnston for the
practice of his profession. He is a
son cf Dr. W. A. Kirby of St.
Wanted: At once, orders, for!
delivery next week,. for a few bush- \
els of the famous "Moneymaker"
Irish potatoes for seed. Grown in
North Carolina mountains. $1.50
per bushel. R. G. Shannonhouse.
The concert given on Monday
evening by the De Koven Quartet j
was enjoyed by a large and appre
ciative audience. The well chosen
musical selections were rendered in
a very pleasing manner, character
ized by such animation and vivacity
that the real enjoyment of the au
dience was assured. A very clever
"Twenty-Minute Sketch" concluded
this most pleasing program.-Olean,
N. Y., Times.
For the best assortment of shoes
oxfords, slippers just from the
manufacturers, go to Rives Bros.
Ladies you should miss seeing)
nothing we show in the millinery
parlor throughout the week. We j
have provided the things newest in j
woman's head wear.
The Corner Store.
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.
Have your Umbrella re-covered
by F. G. MERTINS, Augusta,
Ga., 854 Broad.
The entertainment in the town
hall last Wednesday evening, given
by the De Koven Quartet, was well
patronized and worth of the enthu
siastic praise bestowed by all who
were privileged to be present It is
rarely that we hear a male quartet
so evenly balanced, as to tone qaul
ity, as this, while their social and
seemingly informal manner of ren
dering the program made it doubly
pleasing.-Marlboro, N. H.
In sending* an article or newslet
ter to a paper for publication al
ways send your real name. The
name will be withheld from the pub
lic, if so desired by thc writer, but
mast h? on record in the office.
Mr. Israel Mukashy announces
some new spring arrivals this week,
giving a number of prices that
should be interesting to the shop
pers of this section. Call and see
what this new merchant is showing
in dry goods, shoes, notions and
Begin now to prepare and plant
your garden. We can supply you
with the celebrated Ferry's seed
that are fresh and will not fail to
germinate under proper conditionp.
We haue a large stock of paints for
inside and outside work in white
and all the colors. Full supply of
oils, varnish and painter's supplies
of all kinds. B. Timmons.
Mrs. J. S- Byrd and little Fitz
maurice will leave to-morrow for
Columbia to spend several weeks
with Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzmau
Mr. J. G. Holland has joined his
base ball team in Roanoke for the
approaching season. We expect
Joe to make another brilliant re
Lost: Thursday afternoon either
in college or between the Baptist
church and the college, a gold pen
cil with pin attached, ruby setting
in end. Finder will please leave at
The Adver. iser office.
Both of the local banks will hold
their annual meeting to-morrow.
These institutions have bo th Lad a
very prosperous year, as will be
shown by the statements that they
The editor of The Advertiser is
going to present a token of some
kind to every young lady in the
contest who receives as many as
50,000 votes. There is a chance
for everyone to win something.
Not many days remain before
the close of the great subscription
contest. If you have promised to
help your daughter, sister, cousin or
sweetheart, you'd better be about it.
The time is growing short.
Everybody is talking about The
Advertiser's subscription contest.
Enthusiasm runs high among the
friends of the contestants as well as
among the young ladies themselves.
The all-absorbing question is: Who
will win the handsome piano?
Mrs. John K. Aull and sweet lit
tle Julia Kate arrived from New
berry Monday night to spend some
time wjth Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Tomp
The members of the college Glee
Club are to be congratulated upon
the splendid success of the minstrel
given Friday night. The gross re
ceipts amounted to about $50. The
large audience was highly delighted
with the evening's entertainment.
Dr. S. C. Mitchell, the president
of the South Carolina university,
will deliver an address before the
county teachers' association Satur
day next. Every teacher in the coun
ty should come ?JJ to hear Dr. Mitch
ell. He JS one of the most effective
speakers in the state. While in Edge
field, Dr. Mitchell will be the guest
of Prof. J. K. Breedin. .
The last lyceum entertainment
of the season will be held Friday
night. Let's give manager Kerna
ghan a good house so he will feel
encouraged to arrange for another
course next season.
DeKoven Male Quartet.
The last entertainment of the ly
ceum course will be given in the
opera house Friday night by the
DeKoven Male Quartet. Those who
appreciate vocal music should not
fail to attend. The press in all parts
of the country has spoken in the
highest terms of these very talented
young men. Mr. Leslie Kernaghan
has labored faithfully to give the
people of Edgefield high class en
tertainments throughout the course,
and now they should show their ap
preciation by giving him a full
house Friday night. Unless the at
tendance is large, he will not feel
encouraged to arrange for a lyceum
course next season.
Edgefield Well Represented.
Edgefield county was well repre
sented at the meeting of the state
teachers, association in Columbia
last week. Besides Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Fuller, the following attended.
Prof. G. F. Long, blisses Maggie
Reel, Juddie Fanning, Dorothy
Bull, Robbie JoneR, Ella Ergle,
Minnie Dicks, Eileen Ouzts and
Mr. Fuller says the occasion was
very inspiring indeed. He was pre
vented from attending several meet
ings of the teaehers oh account of
special meetings of the county su
perintendents that were held at the
The Edgefield chapter Daughters
of the Confederacy are anticipating
a most delightful occasion on Tues
day afternoon of next week, when
Mrs. August Kohn, state president
of the South Carolina U. D. C. will
be present and address the meeting.
This will be a red letter day with
the chapter, as it is the first time
the state presiding officer has visited
Edgefield. A most interesting pro
gram is being arranged,^ consisting
of music and other features. Tue
new and commodious Presbyterian
manse will be the scene of this
pleasant meeting. The officers of the
Ridge Spring, Batesburg and John
ston chapters have been invited to
be present and participate. Every
member of the Edgefield chapter is
expected to be present and have the
rare opportunity of hearing Mrs
Kohn. Members are requested to
wear their badges.
Woman's Christian Temper
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union of Edgefield will hold
a meeting at the home of Mrs. J. L.
Mims on Friday afternoon, begin
ning at 4 o'clock. This reception
will b2 held in honor of the retiring
treasurer, Mrs. Manly Timmons and
the new treasurer, Mrs. J. E. Hart.
An interesting program will be
carried out and as guests on this
occasion, there will be, Mrs. Albert
Verdery, president of the Augusta
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union and Mrs. R. E. L. Harris of
Augusta. Mrs. Harris is a sister-in
law of Mrs. Mary Harris Armor of
Georgia. Every member of the lo
cal organization is urged to be pres
ent, and bring a generous contribu
tion, for the cause. The treasury is
in need of funds for immediate de
mands. Refreshments will be served.
Always Send Real Name.
We have received a newsy letter
from Modoc, but regret that we can
not publish it as the writer failed to
enclose his or her real name. Merely
giving the pen name is not sufficient.
The editor must know the real name
of the writer of an article intended
for publication. If the author of
the article or letter prefers, we will
not publish the name but MUST
have it on file in our office. If the
Modoc correspondent will send his
or her real name, we shall be glad
to publish any news letters. The
editor of The Advertiser is always
glad to receive news letters from all
parts of the county. We very ear
nestly desire to make The Adver
tiser a COUNTY paper in the full
est meaning of the word.
Honor Roll of the Edgefield
Graded School for the Month
Ending March 23.
1st Grade, Sec. b: William Folk,
Lillian Patterson, Thelma Jackson.
Sec. a: Norma Shannonhouse,
Kate Mims, Ruby Dorn, Addie Mae
Turner, Geneva Quarles, Ethel
Cheatham, Hatti? Harris.
Second Grade, Edith Ouzts, Roy
Timmerman, Sophie Darlington,
Mary DeLoach, Ruth Paul, Sarah
Lyon, Elizabeth Rives.
Third Grade, James Sharpton,
Edwin Folk, Huff Hart, Oscar
Cheatham, Gladys Lyon,' Grace
Tompkins, Gertie Rearden, Joe
Timmons, Laura Morgan, Johnnie
Lamb, Ellen Quarles.
Fourth Grade, Margariette May,
Lydia Brunson, Lela Roper.
Fifth Grade, Ouida Pattison,
Carroll Rainsford, Neva Weir, Cath
arine Darlington, Annie O'Hara,
Leon Rearden, Douglas Timmer
Sixth Grade, Blondelle Hart, Ida
Folk, Alma DeLoach.
Seventh Grade, Mell Burgess, Jen
Eight Grade, Lizzie Roper,
AU Who Work to be Rewarded.
The editor of The Advertiser has
put a considerable sum of money in
prizes in order to reward the young
ladies who are working so faithful
ly in our subscription contest. Usual
ly only two or three prizes are offer
ed, while in our contest seven valua
ble prizes have been provided. We
are not willing to stop at seven
prizes, if a larger number of young
ladies work. In order to reward all
who are really active, we have de
cided to present every young lady
who receives as many as 50,000
votes some token that they will ap
preciate. There are several young
ladies who are below the 50,000
mark but who .have ample time in
which to greatly increase their num
ber of votes. We can not afford the
expense of giving these additional
presents unless 50,000 votes are
sent in. Tho value of these prizes
will be in proportion to the number
of votes above 50,000.
Mr. Kirkland of Denmark is the
new town marslral.
Mrs. B. R. Tillman has returned
from a visit to Elberton, Ga.
Mr. Charlie Hearn from Alabama
is visiting Mr. J. M. Long.
Miss Fannie Miller has returned
to college after a short visit home.
Mr. Julius Vann is at home for a
few days from Porter Military
The coming of the DeKoven
Quartet on Thursday night of this
week is a source of pleasure to those
who enjoy a refined musical enter
The annual stockholders' meet
ing of The Bank of Trenton is on
April 8 next, and a splendid show
ing of the financial standing of this
institution is expected then.
Three hundred ?crates of aspara
gus have been shipped from here up
to this time, as against a dozen
crates for same time last year.
Sunday School Institute.
On Thursday last, the Sunday
School Institute began at the Bap
tist church. Mr. 'Arthur Flake of
Sunday School #oard, Southern
Baptist Convention wai present as
well as Dr. J. D. Moore of Colum
bia, Sunday School Field Secretary.
A number of Sunday school teach
ers took the normal work under the
supervision of Dr. Moore which
had already been begun by Prof.
J. K. Breedin, in the class which
has been in progress for some weeks
here. The lectures on grading and
class organization and other sub
jects vital to Sunday schools, were
most practically discussed. Lunches
were served at the church each af
ternoon and the services continued
until 9 o'clock p. ra. Dre. Moore
and Flake were entertained while
in Edgefield at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn. The
Sunday school was re-organized on
Sunday morning, and graded.
Pardons by Gov. Blease.
Gov. Blease yesterday granted
clemency in three cases. A parole
was granted to W. 0. Carpenter, a
white man from Edgefield county,
who is serving a life sentence in the
State penitentiary on the charge of
killing a man in 1889. Whitfield
Murrell was convicted on the same
charge and given a life sentence.
He was pardoned several ? ears ago.
Carpenter was convicted when 19
years of age. He and Murrell were
drunk. On the way home from the
town of Edgefield they agreed to
kill the first man they met. Going
a few miles they met a white man
and shot him down. Gov. Blease
states in th? parole that if Carpen
ter ever drinks whiskey agaia that
he must return to the penitentiary.
Steve Lindsay, a negro, serving a
seven-years sentence from Edgefield
county on the charge of manslaugh
ter, having been convicted in 1908,
was pardoned by Gov. Blease. The
action in these two cases were taken
upon the recommendation of B. R.
Senator Tillman wa? in the office
of Gov. Blease and stated to him
that he wished to ask for clemency
for Ben Turner, who was convicted
in Aiken county of killing his fath
er-in-law. It so happened that
Turner was pardoned several days
ago. "There's the boy." said &ov.
Blease to Senator Tillman. Turner
had come in to thank the governor
for his liberty.-The State.
Mr. Cobb's Announcement.
Attention is directed to the ad
vertisement of Mr. G. P. Cobb in
this issue. As is well known through
out Edgefield county, Mr. Cobb is
one of Johnston's leading dealers in
buggies, wagons, furniture and
house furnishings of all kinds. Mr.
Cobb purchases in larg? quantities
and is prepared to make very close
prices. He has just received a solid
car of buggies and a car of the
celebrated Studebaker wagons. Give
him a call when ,'you need anything
in his line. During the long period
in which Mr. Cobb has been in busi
ness he has always had a reputation
for fair and honest dealing, and it
is this, together with the real merit
of his goods, that has built for him
such a satisfactory business.
Clark's Hill Farmers Delighted
With Rains. Visitors Find
Fountain of Eternal
The rain has come at last, and
has been falling for twenty-four
hours. The thirsty earth is drinking
it in greedily; too late though we
fear for the trucking industry as
some of the truckers seem to think
their lettuce seriously,, injured by
the long drought, but the planters
are smiling. Some still have corn
. Very little cotton is planted in
our section as the fruit trees take
up all the hills, and the corn, the
bottoms, but still 15 cents a pound
has its weight, and Broadwells
double jointed which he exhibited
at the Georgia-Carolina fair last fall
with 240 open bolls to the stalk has
induced some of our farmers to up
root a few of their peach trees and
plant this fine seed.
Mr. R. H. Middleton the young
est farmer in our midst who has had
no practical experience in farming
until last year having been an elec
trician all of his life is surprising
his neighbors by his success, es
pecially in his growing hay. He has
made two blades of grass grow
where only one grew before. He
gathered the largest Crop of hay
last fall ever made in this section.
The demand for it was great, but
the supply equaled it. He shipped
his last car a few days ago.
Mrs. Sophie Buchannan is over
on a business ?rip from Winnsboro.
Mrs. Hattie King left for Atlan
ta this morning, to be with her lit
tle boy who is to undergo ari opera
tion within the next few days. We
hope the operation will be a suc
cess and that mother and son will
soon return home.
The farmers club met Saturday
afternoon, and they have another
meeting appointed for April 8th.
They hope for a full attendance.
Mr. H. E. Bunch is to speak on
poultry, how to make it profitable,
he is considered an authority on
this subject. The women are beg
ging to be allowed to attend, con
sidering the raising of chickens
their especial province, bnt the men
?ay no, you have your 'functions"
and will not admit us, and you must
allow us the same privilege.
Mrs. Fouche of Ninety Six, aunt
of Mr. Ed Fouche of this place, has
been visiting him, and is much
charmed with our beautiful hills
and [exhilarating climate declaring
.when she left, that she was only
half as old as when she came. She
came as a lady of 72, consequently
when she left us, she was only 36.
Happy Clark's Hill that she has
amidst her hills the famous fount
ain of youth for which Ponce d?
Leon sought so vainly. Come all,
who wish to ?be rejuvenated, and
drink of its waters.
Death of Capt. Geo. B. Lake.
After supper Monday evening,
March 20th, Capt. Geo. B. Lake
walked to the Y. M. C. A. building
in Lexington as was his wont.
While standing beside a table on
which some friends were playing
chess, he fell without uttering a
word, dying instantly. Having fre
quently, while in health, expressed
the desire that he be taken sudden
ly, instead of suffering through a
long illness, it seems that his sudden
passing through "the val
ley of the shadow of death" was a
special dispensation of Providence.
Immediately after Capt. Lake's
death, arrangements were made to
bring the body to Edgefield for bur
ial in the family square in the vil
lage cemetery. The attendents from
Lexington were Miss Rosa Lake,
Capt. Lake's eldest daughter, and
Mr. Jacob Sandusky, the latter be
ing a Confederate veteran who came
as the representative of the Masonic
fraternity and of the local camp of
Confederate veterans Mr. San
dusky told The Advertiser's repre
sentative that no person in Lexing
ton was more widely beloved than
Capt. Lake. He was popular alike
with the young and old.
When the announcement reached
Edgefieid, expressions of deep re
gret could be heard on ever hand.
Capt. Lake was a native of this
county, having descended from one
of the oldest and .most highly cul
tured families in the county. Of
this once large family, only two
members are now living, Mrs. R.H.
Mim8 and Miss Mamie Lake^ Al
though Capt. Lake left Edgefield
about ten years ago to make his
home elsewhere, he was still held in
very high esteem by his friends.
Capt. Lake was blessed with a
genial manner, generous nature,
magnetic personality and remark
able conversationalist, which en
abled him to quickly gather about
him a large number of friends wher
ever he went.
He prided himself on being an
"unreconstructed" Confederate. He
went to the war as a private with
the first company that was organ-1
ized in this county. He was re
peatedly promoted for gallantry
and distinguished service, holdiug a
captain's commission at the close
of the war.
Capt. Lake and his company were
in the famous Crater near Peters
burg, Va., when it was blown up by
the Union forces. For two hours
he was buried beneath the wreck
and debris. Having written the
most graphic description of this ca
tastrophe, Capt. Lake was some
times called "Crater" Lake by his
comrades. But few veterans were
more thoroughly conversant with
the events that transpired between
'61 and '65 than Capt. Lake. Nor
did any find keener delight in relat
ing war-time experiences.
Capt. Likfc leaves five daughters
and three sons. Mis?es Rosa and
Clara Lake and Mr. Felix Lake at
tended the funeral. It was impossi
ble for the others to reach Edge
field in time. The eldest son, Rev.
John Lake, is engaged in mission
ary work in China.
The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church Wednesday af
ternoon last, Rev. T. P. Burgess
Corner Store R. & G. Corsets.
Adds grace to every line of the
figure without the slightest feeling
of restraint. Once you we;u the
correct R. & G. Corset, you'll al
ways wear them. Ask for the Cor
set specially designed to your par
ticular figure. See them at
The Corner Store.
I have a splendid jack that will
stand during the season at my farm
one mile from McKendree. Terms
$10 to insure. Castrating done by
safest and best method, also dehorn
cattle. Anyone wishing me can
write me at Pleasant Lane.
J. C. Buzhardt.
Notice of Discharge.
On April 22nd, 1911, we, the un
dersigned, as executors of the estate
of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Bettis, will
make final settlement in the office
of the Judge of Probate at Edge
field, and at the same time will then
apply for final discharge of their
trust. J. F. Bettis,
J. H. Bouknight.
I have taken up one black sow
and three shoats. Two shoats are
marked by notch in top cf both
ears. Owner can get hogs by pay
ing damages and cost of advertis
ing. J. N. Schenk.
Edgefield, S. C.
The official Government tests
show Royal Baking Powder to be
an absolutely pure and healthful
grape cream of tartar baking
powder, and care should be taken
to prevent the substitution of any
other brand in its place.
With no other agent can bis
cuit, cake and hot-breads be made
so pure, healthful and delicious?
Royal Baking Powder costs only a fail" price per pound,
and is cheaper and better at its price than any other baking
powder in the world. It makes pure, clean, healthful food.
Royal Cook Book-800 Receipts-Free. S<:nd Name and Address.
ROYAL BAKIIIG P0WDCR CO., NEW YORK.
"YVe can make you a unit to order
from $25.00 up write us for sam pies,
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Pants made to order, $5 up,
write for samples to F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
NEW SPRING GOODS
While in New York recently, I made large purchases of new
spring merchandise, and have marked them lower than goods have
been sold in Edgefield before, quality considered.
DRESS GOODS. We are showing a beautiful assortment of
dress goods and voile, mohair, serges, brilliantine, cashmere and
batiste. We are better fitted than ever on staples, such as ging
hams, chambray, madras, lawns, dimities, longcloth and bleached
goods of all kinds. Sr these before buying.
LADIES OXFORDS. We are showing a beautiful stock of
ladies oxfords from 81.25 to $3.50, the latest leathers and styles.
Large assortment of misses' and children's oxfords. We have
some special values in men's and boy's oxfords.
CLOTHING. We have never been better supplied in our
clothing department than now.
Men's gray cashmere suits, worth $25.00 at $15.00
at $15.00 to 17.50
Blue serge suits, latest styles, $10.00 to 18.00
Also good values from $6.50 to 10.00
Youths' suits from 4.50 to 12.50
Boys' suits from $1.50 to 4.50
We also invite the boys and men to see our stylish spring hats.
LADIES' HATS. We invite the ladies to see our beautiful
line of trimmed hats. The style and quality are r.ght, prices
very reasonable. Pattern hats from $1.50 to $5.00. whfoh is only
about half their real value. In laces, embroidery, ribbons and
notions* of all kinds, we are better supplied than ever, and can
furnish anything you desire. We have not the space to mention
these numerous articles in detail, but invite you to call and see for
yourself what we are offering. We have had many years exper
ience in buying, ond never bought to better advantage than we did
on our recent trip to New York. Come and see us, and we will
take pleasure in showing you through.
J. W. PEAK
STANDING OF CONTESTANTS Ttf MARCH 25th.
Winona Mathis 147,600
Robbie Jones 64,815
Louise Lyon 28,065
Fannie Joe Strom 65,175
Martha Dorn 140,225
Lucile Whatley 34,000
Mary Emma Byrd 104,445
Alma Hammond 34,945
Addie Stephens 143,975
Lila DeLaaghter 97,775
Lena Lanham 73,600
Sarah Waters 1000
Maggie McDaniel 30,825
Mrs. Claud A. Parks 84,025
Mattie E. Cheatham 96,850
Eva Moultrie 1070
Nellie Bodie 10,850
American Music Co., Contest Mgrs.
By Royal V. Bidez, resident Mgr.
A Full Supply
OF THE CELEBRATED
Combination cotton and
com planters and
W. W. Adams & Co.