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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 ian.
Office, No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Mrs. J. M. Shaffer was among
the shoppers in Edgefield Saturday.
75c negligee shirts at 59c, white
\ or plain. F. G. MERTINS, Au
Buy your suit fi ora F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga., and save
Miss Jennie Holley of Aiken
spent last :week hire wilh her sister,
Mrs. J. F. Entzminger.
Court'will convene next Moyand
which will take many farmers from
their work at a very busy season.
Miss Janie Harris, of Henderson,
is visiting her sisters, Mesdames J.
R. Tompkins and W. C. Lynch.
Boy's clothing and hats a full
lins. Write F. G. MERTINS,
Mr. W. R. Swearingen is giving
special attention to his fine bay
horse in order to exhibit him at the
Miss Josie Sheppard left Satur
day for Lake City, S. C., to enter
upon her duties as teacher in the
graded school at that place.
The Advertiser was honored with
a visit from Mr. E. G. Morgan, Sr.,
Monday. He always has something
to say that is worth hearing.
Miss Marguereta Paschal, of Co
lumbia, has arrived in Edge
field to spend the fall and winter
with her aunt, Mrs. Wm. P. Cal
Mr. S. Cheatham sold about 200
pounds of honey while in town Sat
urday. The honey that he sells at
thi* season is a very superior quali
ty, being gathered chiefly from cot
ton blooms. Mr. Cheatham expects
to make an exhibit of his honey at
the county fair. He will also ex
hibit 25 stalks of corn that have
thereon 100 ears.
Edgefield was visited with anoth
er flood Sunday morning which did
considerable damage but not so
much as the heavy rain two months
ago. It was only through heroic
efforts tha'; Col. Bailey kept his
cows and bogs from being drowned
Sunday morning. The water rose
waist deep in his barn and stables.
Read carefully the notice to tax
paxers^publisbed in this issue, by
County Treasurer and if you re-j
member the amount for which your
property in returned for taxation,
you can tell what your taxes will be.
There has been no change in the
county and state levy from that of
The ladies of the Episcopal Guild
have decided to have a bazaar for
the benefit of the c' ".rcb on Friday
the first day of December. They'
have already a very beautiful and
unusual collection of fancy articles
for sale. In connection with the
bazaar they will serve dinner con
sisting of a salad and a meat course
with coffee and oysters in the eve
ning. ' These ladies appreciated
very much the liberal ' patronage
they received in the past.
The happiest man the writer has
seen in many a day is our friend
Henry McKie. He has been married
eleven years and has five bright
boys, and in answer to his prayers
the Stork brought him a sweet little
daughter a few days ago. Knowing
the Christian atmosphere of this
happy home as we do, we are confi
dent that this sweet little bud will
as the years pass develop into a full
blown rose that will brighten and
bless the lives of the doting parents.
Corn Contest Judges.
The editor of the Advertiser has
appointed the following committees
of judges for the corn contest, the
first named being requested to act
Philippi: J. H. A. Williams,
Henry W. Yonce, and Avory
Wofford: A.A. Gilchrist. J.D.
Hughey and J. W. Morgan.
Horn's Greek: S. B. Mays, L. Y.
Bryan and P. F. Ryan.
Harmony : F. M. Warren, H. W.
Dobey and Luther Watson.
Johnston: W. T. Walton, M. W.
Clark and Y. Ma}1
Waycross: M. *A. Watson, John
Galloway" and J. L. Morgan.
Meeting Street: J. C. Lowrey
J. C. Buzzard and W. S. Logue.
Collier: J. Lt Miller, T. E. Mil
ler and Oliver Prince.
Red Hill: J. E. Johnson, R. M.
Johnson and C. M. Mellichamp.
Cleora: C. M. Williams, P. W.
Cheatham and W. P. Brunson.
McKendree: S. T. Williams, J.
Whit Dorn and W. E. Turner.
. Clark's Hill: W. S. Middleton,
W. H. Rjan and J. W. Johnston.
Trentor : J. H. Courtney, J. M. I
Swc-aringen aud D. R. Day.
Pleasant Lane: G. M. Timraer
man, J. B. Pardue and Brooks
South Johnston: J. W. Hardy,
J. C. Berry and W. P. Johnston.
Elmwood: J. T.. Ouzts, S* N.
Timmerman and James DeVore.
See Miss Eliza M i ms about hand
painted china for your wedding
presents. She has just completed
j some very handsome pieces.
Mr. Evan Cochran came down in
his auto-buggy Monday. We were
pleased to learn through him that
our friend Mr. Robt A. Cochran is
The Advertiser household is in
debted to Mr. J. T. Ouzt8 of Elm
wood for a large sack of corn, roast
ing ears. When there is nothing in
the garden but nut grass and hay,
it is needless to add that our friend's
thoughtfulness was greatly appre
A charter has been secured for the
Bank of Modoc and the following
officers have been elected: W. Mc
Daniel, president; B. M. Bussey,
vice-president, and A. V. Bussey,
cashier. These gentlemen hope to be
ready for business by October 15th. j
The Advertiser w ishes them a large
measure of success.
Our friend Arthur Brunson says
he is going to appear in the arena
at the county fair with the best bug
gy horse over 20 years old. His
horse has made 15 crops and bids
fair to make as many more. Can't
somebody in the county be found
who has a pony over 20 years old
that can go Arthur's one better?
Mr. Joseph Addison, of Chap
pells, accompanied by his daugh
ters, Misses Erin and Weeta, t>pent
Saturday and Sunday here with his
mother, Mrs. V. C. Addison. Mi.
Addison stated that Tops between
Edgefield and Chapoell's are very
good, particularly tue cotton as far
up as Saluda.
Read the advertiseraets in our I
columns and patronage the mer
[ chants who let you know what they
have to oi??r. The following have |
new advertisements this week:
County Treasurer James T. Mims,
Economy Shoe Store, J. Willie
Levy Co., W. H. Turner, Merci rn
tile Company, Rives Bros., W. M.
& J. T. Ouzts, Co., Mrs. J. A.
Hamilton, executrix, J. W. Peak.
Dr. Jeffries Called.
At the close of the exc2llcnt ser
mon by Dr. W. S. Dorset at the
Baptist church Sunday morning, a |
conference of the members was held
and Dr. M. D. Jeffries, of Jefferson
City, Tenn., was unanimously called
to the pastorate of the church at a
salary of $2,000. It is believed that
Dr. Jeffries will accept the call and
enter upon his duties as early as prac
ticable. It is doubted if a church j
ever before acted in so important
r a mat*-'ir with greater unanimity, j
which is exceedingly fortunate for j
pastor and people.
Edgefield Lady Writes Interest
ingly of Recent Visit to "Cho
Mr. Editor: It has been my privi
lege to spend a week with relatives
in the community known as "Choty."
It would be hard to find a better
people than the "Chotians." They
are so loyal to their neighbors, al
ways so ready to help each other in
times of sickness or distress.
We spent a day with Geo. Dorn
in his bachelor home and must say,
that few men would have lived, and
managed as he has, since losing his
wife nearly six years ago. While
there we met our old friend, Mr.
Travis Dorn, who seemed a little
blue over his corn crop. He said he
had raised a laige family of chil
dren, and had never bought a bush
el of corn in his life, but owing to
the drought, would have some to
buy next year. How much he has to
On Saturday afternoon the ladies
of the community gave an ice cream
festival, for the benefit of the Sun
beam band led by Mrs. Arthur Tim
merman and Mrs. Fannie Griffis.
They hadn't quite raised their ap-1
portionment; so thought of this plan
to finish raising it, and give the |
children pleasure too. It was won
derful to see how the children pick
ed cotton during the week to make
money to buy cream Saturday. Even
to little three year-old Drue Bussey
had to have a sack made to pick
cotton to buy cream. No doubt, but
what he enjoyed the cream as much
as any of them-thanks to his
Grand ma Bussey. Everything was
nicely arranged in the Grove at the
home of Mrs. Mattie Kendrick, and
the old and young people all seem
ed to have a good time, besides they
raised enough to pay the balance on
their apportionraent,and left some in
their treasury. Look ou' all ye other]
Sunbeam bands, or they will win the
banner. Mrs. Kendrick has recently]
purchased, and had built a nice lit
tle home, joining Geo. Bussey. We)
feel that she will be a great help to |
the community by her missionary
zeal and Christian influence.
Miss Rufh Vam, a graduate of
the S. C. 0. I., is to teach the Flat
Rock school this year. We think
they have made a wise choice in
selecting a teacher, as we consider
her an "all-round" good girl, one
that will try to do her duty.
Buncombe has taken on new life I
since the opening of our school. Col. I
Bailey and his faculty look as|
though they had a mind t o work,
and we venture to say, that if there
is anything in the students we send
there, they will bring it out. It is
.our duty, as parents to stand by
them, aid do our part, remembering
the words of Dr. Dorset from the
pulpit yesterday. We are serving
God by our every days work, even
though it be cooking, sweeping afcd
dusking. What a comfort to us
househeepers. M. W.
Beautiful Millinery Creations.
One of the most popular places in
Edgefield for the ladies is the Cor
ner Store annex, where the newest
and richest millinery creations of
the season are on display. The
ladies' department of this popular
store is in charge of Miss Kate
Samuel who has proven herself to
be very capable and decidedly tal
ented in building hats after the Pa
risian modes. Mr. Turner purchases
the shapes or models and a full as
sortment of the most stylish mate
rials and trimmings, then Miss
Samuel makes the hats to snit the
taste of her patrons, many of them
being the equal in appearance of the
imported hats. This not only enables
her to please each individual but
also enables her to sell hats cheaper.
The two things that impress one
most in looking through the Corner
Store's millinery .department are the
richness and very reasonable price
of the very stylish creations.
Automobile a Necessity.
When the honk, honk of automo
biles was first heard, these machines
were regarded as nuisances by some
and expensive luxuries by others,
but now they are almost looked up
on as necessities. They enable the
physician to respond more quickly
to calls, relieving suffering m the
shortest possible time-They enable
farmers to make quick trips to mar
ket, keeping him in touch with the
latest quotations on "spots" and
"futures"-They enable the busi
ness man to economize valuable
time, filling many engagements here
and yonder during the business
hours of the day-They enable mer
chants to hound and haunt the doub
ful ?debtor, chasing the gray mule
that has been spirited away from
the sheriff-They enable the retired
capitalist to dispel the ennui, taking
him out of the hum-dram s ur round
ngs and helping to pass time which
would otherwise weigh heavily up"
on him-They enable ministers to
multiply their usefulness, filling en
gagements whioh without a m achine
would be impossible to fill.
A practical instance of how hulp
fui an automobile is to a minister
can be cited in the coming of Dr.
Dorset to Edgefield to preach Sun
day morning last. Rain fell in tor
ten zs at Johnston, as well as here,
up to within a short time of the
preaching hour. Not sufficient time
was. left to come over from Jonn?ton
in a buggy and, as usual, the- train
was late, too late to reach Edgefield
by rail. Undismayed by seemingly
insurmountable obstacles, Dr. Dor
set, determined to keep an engage
ment whenever possible, went out to
his garage, "cranked" his redoubta
ble little auto and in an incredibly
short time walked into the Baptist
church to the surprise and intense
delight of those who had assembled
to hear him preach. Although/ at
times Dr. Dorset had to steer his
machine through sheets of water
nearly a hundred yards in length,
reaching almost to the axle, he came,
he saw, and he conquered, delight
ing and edifying those who heard
his very excellent sermon. It is not
infrequently the case that Dr. Dor
set preaches in bis own pulpit in
the forenoon and go ten, twenty, or
thirty miles to preach elsewhere tn
the afternoon or evening.
Colored People's Day.
The managers of the county fair
have arranged with some of the
representative colored people to give
them one day of the fair, October
28th having been selected for their
day. A portion of the receipts from
the fair for that day will go to the
school that the colored people are
building at Macedonia church. This
will be a great day for the colored
people of the county. Through the
effortsof Andrew Simkins,who is al
ways on the alert for an opportu
nity to be of real service to his peo
ple, Rev. Richard Carroll.of Colum
bia, andRev. C. L. Walker, of Au
gusta, have been secured to deliver
addresses. October the 28th can be
made a day of great pleasure and
profit to the colored people. We
trust that they will enter into the
occasion with a spirit of full co
operation, making of it the success
it deserves to be.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
J R Blocker, Elmwood; Frank
Sharpton, Red Hill; J A Dorn, Elm
wood; W J Williams, Meriwether;
J C Bussey, Red Hill; E L Yonce,
Johnston; A M Herin, Wards; J G
Parks, Modoc; R T Hill, Pickens;
W C Holley, Parksville; James
Temples, Jr., Wards; G B Reynolds,
Meriwether; J H Doolittle, Red
Hill; Clark Edwards, Johnston; J
P Herlong, Trenton; W W Adams,
Wise; L S Sawyer, Johnston; W F
West, Red Hill; W M Robertson,
Parksville; J L Strother, Red Hill;
Mike Hair, Wards; J W Boyd,
Meriwether; L R Branson, [Jr.,
Moss; J J Taylor, Meriwether; B E
Robertson, Plum Branch; J D
Hughey, Talbert; N J Holliday,
Hilder J L Mims, Pickens; J M
Wright, Pickens; Robt. McCary,
Elmwood; L C Mims, Colliers; J F
Atkins, Ropers; J W Blackwell,
Plum Branch; C L Mathis, Red
Hill; Willie Yonce, Wards; C H
Fine Farm For Sale.
My farm 7 miles north of Edge
field, S. C., containing.;. 410 acres
Mulatto soil, with red subsoil. We,U
wafered and has good timber. Six
room dwelling and all necessary
outbuildings and tenant houses.
Situated in good community, and
very desirable home. Parties inter
ested write ^to A. R. Nicholson,
Edgefield, S. C.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late Thomas G. Smith will
make payment at once to the under
signed, and persons holding claims
against said estate must present
same at once for payment to the un
dersigned or be debarred by law.
Joe S. Smith,
Notice: We are closing out all
medium weight suits at 25 per cent,
off, all fine wool goods. F. G.
MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
Ties-suspenders-sox and many
other things yon can buy at half
price at F. G. MERTINS, Augus
Full line of Stetson hats, also
other fine makes from $2.00 up.
Write F. G. MERTINS, Augusta,
IT IS NOW TIME YOU WERE INTERESTED IN
THE NEW FALL GOODS
We take pleasure in announcing our complete readiness for fal business.
We welcome the opportunity to show you these new goods even though you
do not come to buy. - i
Our 1911 Fall stock will surpass all previous ones
Not only as regards extensiveness of assortments, but as to the attractiveness
of the values offered.
Your satisfaction is the first consideration at our store all the time. We
want to make sure that every purchase you make here proves so satisfactory
that you will be sure to come again and recommend us to your friends also.
.Make, onr store yopr headquarters. Yours for business,
J. W. PEAK
The Store that Satisfies.
OUR GOODS ARE THE BEST AND OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
In this department you will find the "Allen Made" line, of Philadelphia. After a close canvass among the
leading makers of suits, we decided on M. & F. Allen Company's goods. We believe our fall offerings will
make for us many new friends, as well as give us a firmer hold on our old and regular customers. Our new
suits posse?s character in workmanship and finish. They are of the newest, neatest patterns ?Pd best fabrics
and are tke,wo$fi$erfect fitting lot of garments we've ever shown and with all these good points ^G?UL^lS?^foi
our prices most reasonable.
In our shoe departmen, we are ready to supply every reasonable shoe want from the baby to grandma. You
will find on our shelves a fresh and complete line of Craddock-Terry Company's Long Wear and Wright's High
Art shoes. We have the newest in tans as well as in other leathers, both in button and lace. We know our
goods will please you and we hope to have the pleasure of showing you our new things.
WE WANT TO BUY RIGHT QUICK
5,000 BUSHELS COTTON SEED
For two weeks we will give to our customers a premium of 3 cents bushel above Greenwood market when the
same is traded with us the day the s?ed are sold, or will at all times pay Greenwood market in cash or on ac
count. Our Greenwood market today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, at noon, COTTON. 9 5-8 COTTON SEED 25>2
Don't forget us when you have any kind of country produce to offer. We always pay highest market prices.
SPECIAL NOTICE 1 Chair Free.
We will give a solid oak, cane
bottom .Dining chair, like cut,
free with cash purchases aggre
gating $10. If customer does
not want chair, will give credit
of $1 on any furniture purchase.
We will not punch card during
special sale on any line.
CALL FOR A PUNCH CARD. I
The Following Bargains will be on sale every Friday in 0 toben
8 bars of Octagon soap for 25c (limited)
2 1-pou nd packages of "Hero" coffee for 35c (limited) regular price 50o
2 pounds full cream cheese for 35c (ltd.)
6 spools of Coats cotton for 25c (ltd.)
10 yards Riverside plaids for $1. Ltd.
20 " staple prints for $1. Ltd.
Dean's best split leather brogans at $1.25
Cane bottom, three-back, stool chairs for 50c each, regular price 60c, lim
ited 6 to customer.
W. M. & J. T. 0UZTS COMPANY
THE COUNTRY STORE WITH MANY DEPARTMENTS.
LOCATED 2 miles south of Kirksey.