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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911
Orange blossoms will be in evi
dence in Edgefield again early in
the new year.
Mrs. Hattie Lanham is spending
several days at Clark's Hill, with
her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Nixon.
Mr. Gus Merriman spent Sunday
and Monday in Edgefield He came
over from Sumter to visit Mrs.
Merriman and their sweet little
For Rent: The Harrison place
four miles from Edgefield, good
two-horse farm. Apply to
D. T Grice.
Mrs. J. W. Jumper of Spring
field arrived yesterday to spend
Thanksgiving with her daughter,
M~s. Wallace Prescott.
The Advertiser household is in
debted to Mr. Y. M. Faulkner for
some fine collards. Who does not en
joy old-fashioned collards during
these winter months?
The many friends of Mr. Geo. T.
Swearingen were glad to welcome
him in town Saturday, lie is steadi
ly recovering ironi the recent injury
to his arm.
The Advertiser can place your
advertisement before nearly 8,000
readers every week. Our large cir
culation brings satisfactory result
Dr. M. D. Jeffries will conduct a
Thanksgiving service at the Bap
tist church Thursday morning. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
The annual Methodist conference
convenes in Bennettsville to-day,
and a question frequently asked in
Edgefield is, Wonder who will be
Kev. Mr. Gillespie s successor?
From reports that are coming in
game of all kinds seems to be more
plentiful than usual. The hunters
have been too busy np to this time
to try their luck.
Married, by Rev. O. N. Roun
tree. at the bride's home, Franklin,
S.C., Nov. 23rd, Mr. T. Everett
Wood and Miss Kate Johnson, both
of Edgefield County.
The proclamation of Governor
Blease ordering the election and the
formal notice of the election to be
held on December the 19th to elect
a successor to the late Judge J. D.
Allen are published in this issue.
Beautiful assortment of sterling
silver, new and unique designs to
select from. Prices very reason
RAMSEY du Joxas.
Those who entered the corn con
test are requested to send in reports
of their yield as soon as the corn is
gathered. The editor of The Adver
tiser is anxious to award the prizes
as early as possible.
Mr. James B. Tompkins belongs
to the list of farmers who are in
the minority; we mean those who
have made enough corn to supply
the farm two years. Mr. Tompkins'
yield of corn this year will reach
- The Timmonsville correspondent
of the News and Courier stated in
a letter to his paper a few days ago
that Rev. E. C. Bailey's decision to
leave that place and come to Edge
field early in the sew year has
caused universal regret. He is very
popular with all denominations in
You need not keep your bride-tc-'
be.waiting till after the election on
the 19th which has been ordered to
fill the vacancy in the office of judge
of probate. Clerk of court W. B.
Cogburn can issue a marriage liceneo
that will make it possible for one to
be made of twain.
A special Thanksgiving service
will be held at the Episcopal church
to-morrow morning at ll o'clock,
at which a collection will be taken
for the Church Home Orphanage,
which is located at Yorkville. The
public is cordially invited to, attend
this Thanksgiving service.
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse planted
between five and six acres in the
Hartsville long staple cotton this
year and is very much pleased with
the results obtained. He will get
about four heavy bales and can sell
it now on this market for about 15
cents per pound. Mr. Shannonhouse
says that by actual weight a little
more than a third of the cotton is
lint. As the old expression goes, the
Hartsville cotton more than "thirds
$12.50 for an all wool suit or
overcoat. Write F. G. M ERTINS,
Mrs. M. T. Holley of Aiken is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. F.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman left yes
terday to be the guest of Mrs. Lollie
Addison Lamar during the Thanks
A little daughter has come into
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius
Holmes. The little lady bas been
named Mary Elizabeth for both her
Miss Florence Mounce of Augusta
is the guest of Miss Virginia Addi
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will hold their regular
meeting on Monday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock at the residence of Mrs.
J. L. Minis. All members are urged
to be present.
The W. M. & J. T. Ouzts com
pany is buying country produce in
large quantities as well as selling a
' tremendous volume of merchandise.
They sent their wagon to Augusta
last week with $200 worth of eggs,
chickens and turkeys that were
bought during one week.
$2.50 Mertins special hats. Fur
and plain. Write to F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
$10.00 blue serge, or fancy suits
for boys, all wool $5.50. Write F.
G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga. '
We have the best underwear from
50c up. Write F. G. MERTINS,
Augusta, Ga., for what you need.
Less than twenty shopping days
till Christmas. Better begin at once
to make your holiday purchases.
Holeproof BOX 6 pair for $1.50 in
Christmas fancy boxes, guaranteed
for 6 months. Write F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Now is the time to bake th
Christmas cakes. Fresh shipment
of seeded raisins, currants, citron, etc
$35.00 and up, suits made to or
der, from the best imported all
wool goods. Write to F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
Mr. Giles D. Mims stopped sever
al hours in Edgefield Saturday
while en route to Leesville to visit
his aged mother.
People are still talking about tbe
Parksville fair. Those West-side
people, than whom there are none
better in all the world, know how
to do things.
Dr. F. Percy Byrd, one of Green
wood's leading dentists, spent Sat
urday and Sunday here with his
brothers, Mr. W. A. Byrd and Dr.
J. S. Byrd.
Mr. P. P. Blalook, Jr., came
down from Greenwood with an au
tomobile party and spent Sunday
with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. P.
Miss Addie Hughes of Trenton,
who is the guest o? Mrs. J. D.
Miot on Gregg street is being wel
comed by a hest of friends here in
$15.00 black dress overcoats that
look like $35.00 value, also have
gray and brown, all wool at $12.50.
Write F. G. MERTINS 854 Broad
stree, Augusta, Ga.
Messrs. Wilson & Cantelou will
have another car of mules to arrive
in a few days. The fact is they will
have their stalls well filled with
stock of all classes and grades
throughout the season.
A? Happy As a Sixteener.
Soon after Col. F. N. K. Bailey
"gave away" his beloved daughter,
Mrs. Bailey left for a fortnight's
visit to her parehts in Kentucky.
The absence of both at one time
weighedjheavily upon him, as shown
by his facial expression. However,
Mrs. Bailey returned last Sunday
and Mrs. Lillie May Fuller is again
under the parental roof-tree for a
few days' visit, and as a result the
Colonel is as light hearted and happy
as the average boy on Christmas
Big stock of framed pictures.
Come in to see them.
Cranberry sauce for the turkey
Fruit cake and delightful pound
cake fresh by express at,
Col. U. R. Brook's Tribute to
Capt Gus White.
Editor The Advertiser: On Thurs
day the 6th day of June 1861, Capt.
M. C. Butler rode at the head of as
fine a cavalry company, the Edge
field Hussars, as ever fonerht in any
war, from Edgefield C. H. to help
form the Hampton Legion at Co
lum bia, S. C., I have often won
dered if there ever was such another
body of men like the Hampton Le
gion which produced six Confeder
ate Generals as follows: Hampton.
Stephen D. Lee, M. C. Buller, M.
W. Gary, James Connor and T. M.
The Edgefield Hussars were later
known as company I 2nd S. C. cav
alry. After the gallant Butler was
promoted Capt. T. H. Clark, the last
commander of this old company
which had fought in Virginia, Ma
ryland, Pennsylvania North and
Gus White, my old comrade, was
a private in this glorious old com
pany. He was only a private, pri
vates by their daring deeds made
the generals you know. Gus White
was one of the bravest men in But
ler's cavalry. I have just heard of
this brave man's death with sorrow.
On the 9th day of July, 1864, in a
hard fijrbt on John's Island, S. C.,
Gus White acted well as he always
did. Below is what his command
ing general said of him in his re
1 'General Robertson specially
commended aside from the gallant
Georgians who led the charge on
the 9th, the Washington, Marion and
Inglis batteries, under Colonel Kem
per, Major John Jenkins, Sergeant
Jervais and private Miller and Bryan
of the Stono Scouts; Private J. A.
White (Gus) of the second cavalry
and a portion of the second cavalry
nnder Capt. Clark who defended
the right of the line on the first day
and lost 13 out of 21 engaged. Capt.
Dean of the same regiment with 13
men also participated in this heroic
John Goode, my old school mate
and friend, was severely wounded in
this fight and like many others went
to his reward several years ago.
A community loses much when
brave men like Capt Mose Hol
stein, Capt. Bill Branson and Gus
White are taken from it Peace to
TL R. Brooks.
Columbia, S. C. Nov. 21, 1911.
Interesting Letter From the Uni
versity of South Carolina.
The University has this year the
largest number of students in its
history, 424 being enrolled. Students
from every county of the state and,
I dare say, almost every section of
the counties are here representing
their respective counties. Edgefield
is represented by L. E. Cogburn,
J. S. Herin, T. J. Hunter, Jr.,- D.
A. Lynch, C. W. Watkins, M. A.
Wright and W. J. Scott, who look
after her interest here.
Deeper and more general interest
is taken in athletics this year than
was ever shown before. All eyes
are now on the foot ball team watch
ing its every movement Watch it
in Charleston against the Citadel on
Thanksgiving. Though the Caro
lina team has not been victorious in
many of the games of the season,
still the spirit that the men on the
team and the student body as a
whole have put into the sport is so
admirable and powerful that great
things and pleasing results must
come. The annual class foot ball
games will be played later in the
season. Great interest is also taken
in tennis and basket ball. Students
that do not play on any of the
college teams are required to take
two hours of gymnasium work each
A club ?ailed the Wilson Club
which consists of the boys of the
University has been organized. The
business of this club is to do all in
its power to eloct Woodrow Wilson,
a demoorat, to the presidency. Mr.
W. H. Scott of Greenville was
elected president of the dub. This
is a patriotic and noble cause and
.very college man should join in
and do his best
The popular lectures which are
included in tho University extension
.ourses have proved to be very in
teresting and beneficial to those
who have attended. The subjects
of the lectures deal with those par
ticular elements of progress of
which the averag? college student is
ignorant and should know. Two of
the lectures have already been given,
one by Professor Morse and another
by Professor Tate.
Year after year the number of
law students has increased so ra- "Uv
until now the present cond; ta of
this department cannot co jntly
accommodate any more.
Seeing this great nef .d realizy
ng the glorious adv; ..ges that the
University would enjoy, the law
students have decided to erect a
separate building on the campus for
the law school. So before very long
there will be seen a $40,000 law
building connected with Carolina.
Three cheers for South Carolina's
Professor M. Goode Holmes is a
representative of the government in
I the movement for Good Roads. He
can be consulted by letter in care of
W. J. SCOTT.
* Business Locals. *
Try our breakfast and Oolon
tea for ice tea. B. Timmons
There is no syrup better lhan our
Blue Ribbbon and Georgia Cane
syrup. B. Timmons.
Large shipment of matting just
received. New and attractive de
signs. Ramsey & Jones.
Try our "Hero" ground coffee
it will go almost twice as far as the
ordinary. B. Timmons.
Our furniture stock is full in
e\ery department. Suits in oak and
mahogany, from the cheapest to the
Ramsey & Jones.
Fresh shipment of Levering's
coffees. Try them and you would
be pleased with quality and price.
Used and praised by the most
competent and careful pas
try cooks the world over
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of
Tartar-made from grapes
Biggest stock of harness we have
ever carried. Single and double, all
weights and prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Farm For Sale: In Rid ge sec
tion, Ask for free list.
Johnston, S. C. Y. May.
Try a pair of our $3.50 Mens^
Shoes, as they are hard to beak
Every pair guaranteed.
Send your combings to Mrs. W.
C. Hatcher, Tebou street, Way
Opera And Concert Party
Johnston, December 13th.
The people of Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton
will have the opportunity of hearing five great mus
ical artists at the
Wednesday evening, December 13th. The enter
tainments of these artists are of a high order, and
are of such variety that an interesting and satisfac
tory program is assured audiences of varied musical
A special feature of their entertainment will be
the presentation, in rich and appropriate costumes 3 \
of grand and light operas.
As a musical organization the Philadelphia Opera^
and Concert Party occupies a foremost position. ^ '
Surely the people for miles around Johnston will
not miss this musical treat. This unique combina
tion of musical artists represents a radical and high
ly pleasing departure from the conventional lyceum
attraction. This popular company has had large
and appreciative audiences everywhere they have
been. Do not fail to hear them at Johnston on De
cember 13th. Tell your friends of the treat that
is in store for all who attend. The biggest and best
attraction of the kind this section has ever had.
H. D. GRANT, Manager