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WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1911.
Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Miss Annie Cclgan of Trenton is
visiting Miss Mellie Russell.
Mr. A. F. Mixon made a business
trip to Atlanta last week.
For Sale-A good mule. Apply
T. care of The Advertiser.
Col. P. B. Mayson left Monday
to spend a fortnight visiting differ
ent places in Florida.
Miss Edwardina Blalock is at j
home from Converse college for the
' summer vacation.
Miss Mattie Lyon is at home fori
the summer, having closed her|
school near Wiiliston.
Mrs. Ida May Blount, a very at- j
tractive lady of Grovetown, Ga., is
visiting Mrs. F. F. Mosely.
Rev. P. B. Lanham will preach
at Horn's Creek church in the after
noon of the 4th Sunday at 4 o'clock.
Friday night of commencement
will bc the best night of them all.
Do not fail to go. Better get tick
For Rent: Two very desirable
largo front rooms upstairs, gas
lights, hot and cold water. Apply
to N. M. Jones.
Mrs. J. P. Nixon, of Clark's Hill,
has arrived to spend the commence
ment season with her mother, Mrs.
Hattie Lanham, and sister, Mrs. W.
Our millinery department is filled
up with all the newest hats and you
can find any style hat you are look
ing for and the prices are about one
half the regular price. Cs H.
Schneider, next to Mercantile Co.
An examination will be hold June
3rd for the purpose of selecting a
carrier to succeed Mr. A. A. Glov
er on route three. There will be a ?
half dozen or more applicants.
Mr. A. A. Glover, accompanied
by his family, left Sunday for J
North, S. C., to reside permanently.
Their Edget?eld friends regretted
deeply to give them up.
By attending the exercises at the
college on Friday evening you will
not only be highly entertained but
will contribute to the supporting of
a band to be composed of Edgefield
Since reaching Belleview hospi*
tal in New York, Dr. A. R. Nicht |
olson has been appointed intern o?
the hospital by Dr. Wylie. This is
quite a distinct honor conferred
upon our young friend.
Mrs. Walter Cartledge of Hun
tington, Fla., ha? returned to her j
home after spenamg several weeks
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Cheatham. Miss Mattie Emma
Cheatham went to Florida with her
sister to spend several weeks.
Take a drive from Edgefield to
Johnston if you wish to see some
fine corn. The corn of "Uncle"
Frank Warren, Fred Stillwell and
John Hoyt seems to be in a race
for first place, and it is nip and
tuck as to which leads.
The annual Children's Day ex
ercises will be held at McKendree
next Sunday. We regret our in-1
ability to accept an invitation to at
tend. The writer has shared the
pleasures of the occasion for w sral
years but will be unable to do so
Mr. T. L. Martin of Spartanburg
is visiting his sisters, Mrs. M. De
Loach and Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
As Mr. Martin is quite gifted in
the art of tuning pianos, those
whose instruments need attention
should engage his services before
Surely no one will stay away
from the college Friday night just
because an admission fee is to be
charged. Every other night of the
commencement which will cost noth
ing is also really worth a half dol
lar. Go Friday night and thereby
help pay the balance due orT the
band instruments which will belong
to the town.
Our young friend James O. Shep
pard, who is now a member of the
senior class of the South Cirolina
Universit}', came over to attend the
marriage of his sister, Miss Maxcie
Sheppard last Wednesday, return
to his studies the next day. It is
probable that our young friend will
engage in newspaper work for a
season after graduating.
We are pleased to announce that
Mrs. Jessie Mellichamp and Miss
Viola Mellichamp, mother and sis
ter of Mr. C. M. ( Mellichamp, have
come to make their home at Red
Hill, where Mr. Mellichamp is mak
ing a success of his mercantile busi
ness, being associated with Mr. Er
The Advertiser is greatly indebt
ed to its faithful correspondents for
sending in such b ight, well-written
news letters. Nothing pleases the
editor more than to be able to give
the county news every week. The
Advertiser must be known as the
COUNTY newspaper, giving the
neighborhood news of every section
of the county V
. Mr. C. J. Hill and family, of
Aiken, were guests at the home of
Mr. J. U. Rives on Sunday last.
Do you not think Col. S. B.
Mays looks quite young to be called
Grandpa Mays? Yet it is true. His
son, Mr. Arthur Mays, who resides
in Amorillo, Texas, has a fine boy.
For the benefit of our customers,
"we have engaged a milliner and we
would be glad for you to give her a
trial. C. H. Schneider, next to
Which one of the corn contest
ants is it whose corn grows so rap
idly that he stands a yard-stick up
by a stalk late in the afternoon and
notes the next morning how many
inches it has grown during the
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Ouzts, of
Elmwood celebrated the 55th an
niversary of their marriage on Sun
day last. All of their children were
present to share in the pleasures of
the happy occasion except Mrs. G.
T. Asbill. We trust that our good
friends will be spared many more
Anyone in Johnston who would
like to have a photograph of the new
church can procure one from Mr.
S. J. Watson at the Bank of John
ston. He has a limited number that
were sent him by the photographer
at Edgefield. The price is only 25
cents, a mere pittance.
A new shipment of men's and
boy's clothing just arrived. Special
prices are offered. C. H. Schnei
der, next to Mercantile Co.
The low condition of the streams,
as well as the many failing wells,
indicate how extremely dry the
earth is. Mr. G. G. West says
Turkey Creek is so low that a man
can step across the stream at Rey
nold's ford. He does not remember
to have seen it so low at any time
in the past.
' 50 hats in all the leading shapes
a bargain at $6.50, our price now
?2.98. 75 hats nicely trimmed re
tails at $3.75 and $4.00, our price
$1.98. C. H. Schneider, next to
Three bright young men from
this county, Dr. G. N. Bunch, of
North Augusta, Dr. C. C. Fuller of
Longmires and Dr. F. P. Byrd of
Edgefield, recently graduated from
the Atlanta Dental College. Dr.
Fuller will locate' for a short time
at McCormick and Dr. Byrd will
remain in Edgefield until the regu
lar meeting of the state board of
exatiiinens, but has not definitely
decided where he will locate per
manently. We are not informed as
to the plans of Dr. Bunch.
Paid Him to Advertise.
Mr. L. Y. Bryan says he has
profited by advertising his pasture
in our columns. Not only is he pas
turing stock for parties who reside
n different parts of the county but
he has a dozen or more from Aiken,
Mr. Bryan now has more than 50
horses in his Horn's Creek pasture,
but its supply of grass is so inex
haustible that he coirld receive that
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lovick
Mims in Beautiful New Home.
As briefly announced in our last
issue, the marriage of Miss Sarah
Maxwell Sheppard and Mr. Benja
min Lovick Mims, which occurred
Wednesday evening at the home of
the bride's parents, Ex-Gov. and
Mrs. J. C. Sheppard, was very
quiet on account of sickness in the
Immediately after their marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Mims went to their
beautiful new home, where a recep
tion was tendered the young people
of the town. The elegantly fur
nished bridal residence was very
tastefully decorated for the happy
occasion. The evening was most
pleasantly spent by the young peo
ple present. Delightful refresh
ments were served in courses.
No two young people in Edge
field have been more genuinely be
loved than Miss Maxcie Sheppard
and Mr. Lovick Mims. The bride
has won universal popularity
through her amiable and very gra
cious manner, together with her
truly womanly graces and superior
qualities of mind and heart. The
groom, now one of Edgefield's fore
most young business men, is the
soul of honor and uprightness of
character, which gives him high
place in the confidence and esteem
of his fellow men.
Ensconced in their elegant new
home, which nestles in tho beauti
ful pines, no Edgefield young peo
ple have embarked upon the matri
monial sea with a brighter and hap
pier outlook for the future than
Mr. and Mrs. Mims.
The central Meriwether school
taught by Miss Georgia Powell,
quietly closed last Friday May 12
with recitations from the pupils and
a charming address from the teach
er. After dinner they spent a de
lightful evening in the fresh spring
woods gatheiing flowers and eating
strawberies. Miss Pow?ll left the
next day for home. Her many
friends whom she won during the
school session, regret that she was
obliged to leave them so soon. We
fear Miss Powell will miss her little
pupils very much but not more than
they will miss her. We wish her
much success in her new work.
North Augusta, S. C. .
S. C. C. I. Commencement.
The commencement exercises of
the 20th session of the S. C. C. I.
will continue through Monday
morning next. This is a season to
which onr people always look with
pleasant anticipations. Besides
bringing many delightful visitors
among us, it is a season of intel
lectual and musical feasting. The
program of the exercises from day
to day is as follows:
8:45 p. m.-Recital by music de.
5:30 p. ra.-Competitive drill in
manual of arms on publio square for
O. Sheppard medal.
8:45 p. m.-Celebration by litera
Declamation contest by freshman
and sophomore classes for J. C.
Sheppard and Bailey madals. Ora
torical contest for Evans medal, and
elocution contest for Turner medal.
10:30 a. m.-Competitive drill cn
college campus for prize.
8:45 p. m.-Play presented by
pupils of School of Expression.
ll a. m.-Sermon in Baptist
church by Rev. Edwin S. Reaves.
10 a. m.-Delivery of certificates
10:30 a. m.-Graduating exercis
11:30 a. m.-Baccalaureate ad
dress by Dr. P. J. McLean, of Ai
Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Sophie Oliver
Tillman, and Mr. Henry Wise
Hughes. The marriage will occur
the latter part of June.
Because of the prominence of the
two families and the wide populari
ty of these young people much in-1
terest is centred around their ap
proaching marriage. Miss Tillman
is a very talented young woman
whose noble qualities of mind and
heart cause her to be genuinely be
loved wherever she is known. Mr.
Hughes, besides being pointed to as
a young man of exemplary habits
and sterling worth, possesses very
marked business acumen, having
made a signal success of the Bank
of Trenton, of which institution he
has been cashier almost since its
Crosses Have Been Received
The Crosses of Honor that were
to have been delivered to the vete
rans on Memorial Day have since
been received and the following
veterans can procure crosses from
Mrs. J. D. Holstein, the president
of the Edgefield chapter, U. D. C.:
W. S. Boyce
M. N. Cartledge
H. F. Green
G. W. Hamilton
J. W. Hill
C. M. Horne
S. B. Hoghes
J. P. Moss
O. J. Prince
B. F. Sharpton
F. W. Sollee
M. A. Watson.
Capt. Brunson Has Resigned.
The announcement Monday morn
ing that Capt. W. H. Branson had
resigned as postmaster at Edgefield
was quite a surprise to the people
here. So efficient and satisfactory
have been his services for the past
26 years that Capt Brunson has had
no difficulty in holding.the office
through almost half a dozen Repub
lican administrations. He wai com
missioned by President Cleveland in
1884 through the influence of the
late General M.C.Butler,and was re
commissioned term after term by
the Republican authorities.
Capt. Branson's health has been
failing for a year, and having re
cently grown worse he decided to
relieve himself of the duties of the
office. Up to this time there are
four applicants, R. L. Dunovant,
W. E. Hufi* E. J. Norris and J. P.
Ouzts. The office pays an annual
salary of $1,600, and besides pay
ing $30 per month for an assistant
the government pays for fuel, lights
and rental for the building. The
position will be filled by Mr. W. E.
Huff as acting postmaster until
Capt. Branson's successor is ap
Graduating Organ Recital.
We acknowledge the receipt of
an invtiation to the graduating or
gan recital of Miss Emmie Wash
ington McKie to be held Thursday
afternoon, May 18th, at Salem Col
lege. While a student in Edtrefield
Miss Emmie gave evidence of pos
sessing unusual musical talent and
now we congratulate her upon hav
ing completed her musical education
Roll of honor of Edgefield grad
ed school for the 7th and 8th grade
for month ending May 17th.
7th grade: Jennie Simkins, first,
Mell Burgess, second.
8th grade: Lizzie Roper, first,
Adulia Britt, second, Gladys Pad
gett, third. A prize was awarded
Lizzie Roper for punctuality. Prof.
Brc edin of the S. C. C. I. in a hap
py little speech, made the presenta
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
Tho oafy baking powder
made from Row Grape
G ream of Tartar
MOALUH.NO LIME PHOSPHATE
Judges for Wheat Contest.
As the harvest season is near at
hand we have appointed the follow
ing gentleman to act as judges in
The Advertiser's wheat contest in
their respective communities, the
first named being chairman:
Philippi: J. H. A. Williams,
Butler Derrick and G. W. Johnson.
Elmwood: M. B. Hamilton, M.
A. Watson and James DeVore.
Cleora: W. T. Reel, J. L. Hill
and Robt W. Christie.
Harmony: N. L. Broadwater, F.
M. Warren and W. F. Stillwell.
Cedar Grove: W. R. Swearin
gen, R. H. Nicholson and S. B.
Johnston: W. T. Walton, J.
W. Sawyer and Y. May.
Wofford: A. Gilchrist, W. A.
Reynolds and J. W. Morgan.
Trenton (East): W. H. Pardue,
Avory P'ranklin and Henry W.
Trenton (South): B. J. Harri
son, M. H. Herlong and W. R.
While not as much wheat is being
grown as should be, yet we have
reason to believe that the contest
will greatly increase the yield over
that of several years ago. From
reports that come in some of the
prize acres are very fine.
The Play Friday Night.
On Friday night the class in ex
pression will present a play entitled
'Esmeralda" in the college audi
torium. There are four acts to thej
play and it will afford delightful
entertainment for all who attend.
This is the only pay night of the
commencement and it is quite cer
tain that as heretofore onjhese^an
nual occasions, the auditorium*will
be crowded to its utmost capacity.
Better secure your tickets early.
They are on sale at Penn & Hol
stein's. Besides being highly en
tertained by the beautiful little
play, which will last for an hour
and a half, all who attend Friday
evening will contribute to defraying
certain unavoidable expenses inci
dent to the commencer*- . t, such as
paying railroad far' the com
mencement speak etc. Better
get your tickets : ..ce. The rush
will soon be on
Death of Mrs. Sossaman.
The announcement of the death
of Mrs. L. S. Sossaman which oc
curred in the hospital in Atlanta
last Friday, caused much genuine
sorrow among her friends here.
Mrs. Sossaman underwent a surgical
operation two weeks before her
death, having been in bad health
for some time before. She is re
membered in Edgefield as a noble
Christian woman, being a very zeal
ous member of the Methodist church
Gone to Cooler Climate.
Mr, J. C. Sheppard, JrM whose
low state of health for the past year
has been a matter of deepest con
cern to his almost numberless
friends, is better than he has been
for some time. He left for Ashe
ville Tuesday to remain throughout
the heated term. Mr. Sheppard was
accompanied by his father, Ex
Gov. J. C. Sheppard, and his train
ed nurse. The latter will remain
with him. While Mr. Sheppard is
in Asheville he will stay at the
Biltmore sanitarium which has been
erected and splendidly equipped by
Mr. 'Geo. W. Vanderbilt the multi
millionaire who has done so much
for Asheville. We hope that John
as the writer prefers to call his
young friend-will return at the
close of summer greatly strengthen
ed and improved in health.
Do Ghosts Haunt Swamps?
No, never. Its foolish to fear a
fancied evil, when there are real
and deadly perils to guard against
in swamps and marshes, bayous and
lowlands. These are the malaria
germs that cause ague, chills and
fever, weakness, aches in the bones
and muscles and may induce deadly
typhoid. But Electric Bitters des
troys and casts out these vicious
germs in the blood. Three bottles
drove all the malaria a from my
system," wrote Wm. Fretwell, of
Lucarna, N. C., and I've had fine
health ever since." Use this safe,
sure remedy only 50c. W E Lynch
& Co., Penn Holstein's, B Tim
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.!? tji I|I I|I I|I I|I ?|? ??? t|i I|I S|M|N|I ?|? .???]..$?.????.?$. *
We sell HartSchaftners and
Clothes the best made write us
suit, F. G. M ERTINS, Auj
Large assortment of iron an
ameled beds to select from.
Ramsey & Jon
Don't you need a new sur
buggy robe. We have a new lo
Ramsey & Jon
Large shipment of matting
received. New and attractive
signs. Ramsey & J(
Ladies you should miss se
nothing we show in the milli
parlor throughout the week,
have provided the things newe
woman's head wear.
The Corner Si
We can make you a suit to o
from $25.00 up write us for sam]
F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Begin now to prepare and p
your garden. We can supply
with the celebrated Ferry's i
that are fresh and will not fai
germinate under proper conditi
We have a large stock of paints
inside and outside work in w
and all the colors. Full supply
oils, varnish and painter's supt
of all kinds. B. Timmons.
Biggest stock of harness we li
ever carried. Single and double
weights and prices.
Ramsey & Jonei
Pants made to order, $5
write for samples to F. G. Ml
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Remember we still sell R
Hill, Tyson & Jones, Columbus J
Hackney buggies. Nothing bel
on the market for the money.
Ramsey & Jones
We sell the celebrated Babc<
buggies and carriages. They ne
fail to give satisfaction.
Ramsey & Jones
, For Sale: Having sold out i
farm near Trenton, S. C., I wish
sell my entire lot of horses, catt
farming tools, vehicles, etc., c<
sisting of five horses, eighteen he
of cattle, two wagons, two bugg
and one carriage, and one fine J
sey bull. W. J. Gain
Large assortment of ribbon
colors and widths at right prices,
J. W. Peak.
Drop in and see our "Baby W<
der" ice cream freezer.
Stewart & Kernaghar
.The season for ice cream and i
cream freezers is here. Let us st
ply you with a freezer-the kii
that does the work quick and sat
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Lost: Small white dog, bob-ta
ed, left side of head red, nam
"Jack." Anyone knowing anythii
about the dog please write me ai
I will pay you for your trouble.
J. L. Reynolds,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Full line of ladies', misses ai
children's ready-to-wear hats in u
to-date styles at great bargains.
J. W. Peak.
Try our new perfumery
Blockis-in all of the popular odoi
Specials in white goods, whi
lawn 6i to 25 cents. White madr;
12$ to 16 2-3 values at 9$ cents.
J. W. Peak.
Ladies' waists, collars, ties, jabo
in all of the latest styles.
J. W. Peak.
Plants: Next week Sweet Potat
Sprouts, three kinds at $3.00 p(
1000. Home raised.
R. G. Shannonhouse.
, There is no syrup better than ou
Blue Ribbbon and Georgia Can
syrup. B. Timmont
When in need of farm wagon
try an Old Hickory or White Hid
ory. They have stood the test o:
Edgefield roads for many years.
Ramsey & Jones.
We can supply you with screv
doors and. windows-can fit any siz
door or window. Keep out tb
pesky flies and thereby keep off dis
ease by screening your house.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Have your Umbreh a re-covere(
by F. G. MERTINS, Augusta
Ga., 854 Broad.
Try our breakfast and Oolonj
tea for ice tea. B. Timmons
Eggs for Hatching: I can fil
orders for Silver Laced Wyandotte
eggs foi hatching-15 for $1.50 Mj
ohickens are the purest breed. W
D.Ouzts, Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D.
Have you ever tried Wesson'i
sooking oil, we nave it.
Large assortment of art squarer
and rugs to match. The ladies arc
cordially invited tc inspect them.
Ramsey & Jones.
Land For Sale: I will sell my
place known as the old Moss place
containing 200 acres, more or less.
Terms cash. Apply to
Mrs. C. E. Williams,'
?leora, S. C.
Happy Resident of
The Sunflower State
Mrs. Helen A Mauer, whose like
ness is reproduced herewith, is a
resident of Hays City, Kan., and
about the happiest woman in the
Sunflower ' state. Mrs. Mauer, has
recently regained her health after a
long period of illness, in apprecia
tion of which she has given a state
ment for publication, as follows:
"For eight years I suffered from
stomach and kidney trouble, from
which I was unable to obtain relief.
I treated with several doctora and
tried many advertised remedias,
with disappointing results. My
health declined until I became a
physical wreck, with my vitality ex
hausted and my nervous system
My husband, becoming impress
ed with an advertisement of the
Cooper remedies, proposed that I
try Cooper's New Discovery. I had
lost faith in everything, but con
sented to do so. Much to my sur
prise it helped me, and I began to
improve from the day I took the
' first dose.
"Now, after having taken the full
treatment, I feel like a different
woman-no more headaches, back
ache or dizziness. I am strong and
well. That tired feeling is complete
ly gone, and a pain I have had in
my stomach for the past six months
has disappeared. Cooper's New Dis
covery is simply wonderful."
We sell Cooper's New Discovery.
Thousands of grateful people
throughout the county have testi
fied to its marvelous curative prop
erties. Let us explain to you the na
ture of this remarkable stomach
preparation.-(Penn & Holstein.)
READY FOR HOT WEATHER
It matters not how hot the weather gets we have the merchandise
for keeping cool. All of the light weight fabrics are herer Specials in
muslin, extra quality, attractive designs and patterns from 5c up.
White lawns 6 l-4c up to the best. India lawn, Persia lawn, linger lawn
batiste, nainsook, lonsdale cambric, madras, etc. Come in and see
Full line of wash fabrics of all kinds such as points, percales, ging
ham, madras, poplins.
Beautiful assortment of summer silks for dresses and waists. We
invite the ladies to see our shirt waists and skirts-newest fabrics and
Large Stock of Oxfords
We are better supplied than ever with stylish oxfords for ladies, miss
es, boys and men. All sizes of sandals for the children. Yon cannot
afford to make your purchases before seeing our stock. Our shoes and
oxfords have the ^wearing quality as well as being stylish.
Large assortment of ladies' and misses' ready-to-wear hats fashioned
in the latest designs by expert trimmers. They are the latest and new
est at very low prices. Call to see them. Ve can save you from 25 to
50 per cent, on hats, ribbons, flowers and trimmings.
Laces and Embroideries
We always have some special bargains in laces and enr broideries. If
you see them you will be impressed with their beautiful quality and
very low price.
The men are invited to inspect our clothing. The latest styles, ex
cellent quality at very low prices. You will make a mistake if you buy
a pair of pants or suit .before coming to our atore. Full line of summer
underwear, collars, shirts and ties of all kinds. Stylish hats for boys j
and men in felt and straw. We can make good every word we say.
Come and see for yourself.
"ASK OUR CUSTOMERS"
HO FOR THAI EASTER SUIT
A LINE of spring hats, Clothing and furnishings
/m that are Snappy, Cleancut and Rightly-Priced.
Everything that children wear in our Juvevile
Our Ladies Ready-to-wear Department is rilled
with suits, Shirt-waists, Odd Skirts and Neckwear
A broad guarantee of satisfaction--first to last.
Make our store your Headquarters in Augusta.
THE J. WILLIE LEVY COMPANY
A Full Supply
Of the Celebrated
Combination cotton and
corn planters and Dis
W. W. Adams & Co.