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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1912
f LOCAL & PERSONAL f
Hon. J. C. Sheppard spent Bever
3l days in Asheville last week with
his son, Mr. J. C. Sheppard, Jr.
The next step toward city airs in
Edgefield will be electric signs. Who
will be the first to take this step?
You can catch the eyes and ears
of the people of the county by plac
ing your advertisements in the col
umns of The Advertiser.
Mrs. J. C. Walker, accompanied
by her little son, .Tack, is spending
some time here with her eldest son,
Mr. J. Bean Walker.
I can hereafter be found at the
office of Thurmond & Nicholson,
having moved my office from the
room over the Bank of Edgefield.
O. B. Anderson.
The Advertiser find.s no pleasure
in making this sad announcement
to the candidates, but "they say"
the chicken crop in the county this
year is below the average.
The Advertiser contains new ad
vertisements every week. The fact
that this newspaper is read by near
ly 8,000 persons every week causes
its space to be sought by those who
want to reach the people.
Large assortment of trunks, bags,
snit cases, etc, at reasonable prices.
. Ramsey & Jones.
Miss Burda Long of Walhalla
spent last week in Edgefield as the
guest of her cousin, Miss Lillian
Smith. Miss Long is a graduate of
the S. C.\ C. I. and made many
friends while -she was a student.
Fresh shipment of Ferry's garden
seed just received at
Photographs made in newest
styles. See specimens.
Miss Eliza M. Mims.
FOR SALE-The Oliver type
writer. $5 down brings you the
machine and ?5 per month or 17c
0. P. Bright, Local Agent'
Dr. M. D. Jeffries will fill his
regular appointment at Horn's
Creek next Sunday afternoon at
The subject of Dr.M. D. Jeffries'
sermon at the Baptist church, next
Snnday morning will be ''Man's
contract with God."
Look around your office and* see
if you do not need some printing of
some kind. The Advertiser job
office guarantees satisfaction on
fcyery job it sends out.
We have now in stock a line of
cut glass and cbinaware suitable for
wedding presents. We invite your
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Large shipment of cut glass, ster
ling silver and jewelry by express.
Sterling silver in sets or single
pieces for weddings. Beautiful plush
boxes for each piece.
Ramsey & Jones.
Mrs. W. A. Strom is in Atlanta
visiting her brother, Mr. Charles
Mahogany, walnut and oak bed
room suits from 81S up to 8175.
Ramsey & Jones.
Mrs. Emma Dobson and Mrs. Ida
Boatwright have just returned from
Atlanta where they spent two
weeks with Mr. Charles R. Dobson.
Full stock of matting and mat
ting art squares, all new and up-to
date patterns. Full stock of rugs
and art squares.
Ramsey & Jones.
Miss Maud Rives has returned
home after spending some time in
Greenville and Columbia. Her
friends gladly welcome her back.
Mrs. Maggie Hill left yesterday
to visit friends in Greenwood. She
will probably go to the mountains
for a stay of several weeks before
returning to Edgetield.
Full supply of baseball goods at
Don't put off your orders fer
Hand Painted China, for wedding
presents. Wjhite and gold with
.Monogram, a specialty.
Miss Eliza M. Mims.
Rub-My-Tism will cure you.
Capt. E. S. Mi ms of Augusta
spent last week in Edgefield wit
Mr. J. W. Stewart is in Charle
ton attending the annual conventio
of the hardware dealers of Sout
Dr. R. A. Marsh, accompanie
by Mrs. Marsh and their childrei
is spending this week in Washing
ton, D. C.
The Byefield Rifles will go 1
Anniston, Ala., on July 25th fe
their annual encampment of te
Large shipment of ice tea glas
es, jelly tumblers and fruit jar rul
Penn & Holstein.
Mr. L. W. Cheatham and Re^
and Mrs. R. G. Sbannonhouse ai
in Spartanburg attending the annu
al meeting of the South Carolin
Come to us for paints of all kind
for both inside and outside work.
The scarcity and high price o
peas will probably curtail the avei
age this year. It pays to sow pea
even at a cost of $2.50 per bushel.
Rub-Mj'-Tism will cure you.
Our prices on wire screen door
and windows is very reasonable
See us before buying.
Stewart cfc Kernaghan.
5 or 6 doses 666 will break am
case of Chills & Fever; it acts or
the liver better than Calomel, anc
does not gripe or sicken. 25c.
Mr. Julian R. Strother drove hi
valuable brood-mare to town Satur
day, and along with him came ai
fine two-mouths-old mule colt ai
I has ever been seen in ?dgefield
Mr. Strother makes stock raisint
Large stock of wire screen doon
aod windows just received.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
The annual Baptist Sunday school
convention of the Edgefield associa
tion will meet this year at Hardy't
church the latter part of July. The
program and exact date will be
FOR SALE: 5 full blood collie
pups, and 4 full blood Essex Pigs.
L. R. Brimson,
"X^leora, S. C.
The Knight of Pythias hall in
The Advertiser building has been
wired, and hereafter instead of dim
kerosene lamps the hall will be
ablaze with electric lights, when the
meetings of the lodges are held.
Not many towns in the state sur
pass Edgeiield in the appearance of
the store fronts. That of >Ramsey
?s Jones is especially attractive.
Fresh shipment of Harris Lithia
Water and Ginger Ale, at
There is some talk about paving
the sidewalks leading from the de
pot to the public square. We be
lieve in progress but the cost must
be considered in taking advance
>t The delay in turning on the
electric lights will not be of long
duration. Very SOOJ Edgefield will
have a plant that is not excelled by
any towu of its size in the 6tate.
We find Buncombe sufficiently
mountainous for these cool June
days. Unless the weather man sends
more favorable weather, the tide
mountainword will be below normal
The grain crop, [especially that
which was sown early, has been
good. The acreage*, however, has
been small on account of the con
tinued rain last fall and during the
At the regular meeting of Butler
lodge, I. O. 0. F., last evening the
following officers were elected: Rev.
P. P. Blalock, noble grand; J. S.
Smith, vice grand; R. L. Dunovant,
secretary treasurer. The chaplain
and her appointive officers will be
announced later. The officers will
be regularly installed at the next
Edgefield friends and relatives
rejoiced to see Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Timmons as visitors to our
town last week and this week Mr.
Timmons returning to his home in
Ashburn, Ga. Accompanying Mr.
and Mrs. Timmons in their hand
some new car were the two sons,
Earle and Mims, almost grown to
manhood, and the pretty little
daughter Catherine, a baby when
they left Edgefield. Mrs. Timmons
is now in Augusta, but will proba
bly return to Edgefield to spend
several weeks later.
We invite advertisers to call at
our office and inspect our subscrip
tion list. See what a large and rep
resentative portion of the purchas
ing public you can reach through
The Advertiser columns.
As the result of a tie vote in the
municipal election of the 30th ulti
mo, a second election was. held
Monday for the 5th ward. The offi
cial count showed 28 votes for Mr.
J. 17. Rives and 25 votes for Mr.
A. T. Samuel, the former being de
Lanham Spring Picnic.
In response to the call of Capt.
H. L. Bunch the'.Edgefield Hussars
met last Saturday at Lanham Spring
and arranged for the holding of
their annual picnic at that place on
Thurday, the 1st of August. The
barbecue dinner will be cooked by
candidates A. A. Edmunds and R.
J. Moultrie, which means that it
will be a feast tit for the gods.
Bearden's band will be engaged to
furnish music for the occasion.
The Earth Quaked.
Ac 5:30 o'clock this morning,
about the time that the sun had
perched itself upon Mr. Nicholson's
barn, an earthquake occurred in
Edgefield. The shock was felt so
perceptibly by so many people that
there is no doubt that the erstwhile
terra firma underwent for the time
some kind of convulsion. One
young lady, either by fritrht or by
the quake, was almost thrown out
of bed and Mr. Joe Eve Minis said
the floor of his domicile trembled
orjvibrated or oscillated or scintillat
ed or prevaricated or otherw ise be
haved itself unseemly. A colored
man, like the 'little pot that is
soon bot," declared "before de
lawd" that it 'most "shuck" the
dishes out.of his "cubbard?' And
so the reports go, our press hour
being too near at hand to record
First Meeting of New Council.
The first regular meeting of the
new council was held in thc coun
cil chamber over the Timmons drug
store yesterday morning. After the
oath of office was administered to
the newly elected wardens, E. 3(1
Norris and J. U. Rives, severa!
matters of business were disposed
of. It was decided to elect two mar
shals and a clerk at a meeting to be
held on the 11th of July. Applica
tions for these places must bi? liled
with the clerk, W. H. H.irlit?g,
by that date. A called meeting will
beheld on the 25th of July lor the
transaction of regular business. Ai
the meeting yesterday a resolution
was passed authorizing a loan of
$500, of which amount $375 will
be used to pay the semi-annual in
terest on the bonds issued for the
erection of the school building.
At the meeting yesterday Mayor
Edwards appointed the following
committees: Auditing and Finance:
B. L. Jones, L. L. Clippard and E.
Streets: J TJ Rives and E J Nor
Licenses: W C Lynch, BL Jones
and E S Johnson.
Board of Health: W H Earling,
H H Sanders, J W Kemp, B F
Zimmerman, A T Samuel, R L
Dunovant, Dr. J G Tompkins,
Results obtained at the South
Carolina Experiment JStation show
that a top-dressiug with nitrate of
soda gives good results on cotton,
corn and small trains. The in
crease is most marked during a wet
year because this nitrogen is already
in an immediately available form,
while the rotting of the organic
sourced does nut proceed as rapidly
as usual on account of the excess of
moisture in the soil. The amount
to apply per acre varies with the
fertility of the soil and the previ
ous fertilization, but we would sug
gest from fifty pounds per acre on
poor land up, according to the fer
tility of the soil.
Early applications are coming in
to favor. We recommend that the
soda be applied to corn when it is
between knee and waist high, to
cotton just as the shapes begin to
form, and to small grain in March.
Care should be taken not to soyv ni
trate of soda on wet plants, because
it is likely to scald them. It is
best to apply it just after a rain,
when the moisture has dried off of
the leaves of the plants, then culti
vate with a mulch forming imple
ment as soon as the ground is dry
enough to plow.
T. E Keitt,
Clemson College, S. C. May, 18,
Gerber ls a bachelor. When his
bosom friend Fleming suddenly mar
ried a girl unknown to Gerber, mar
ried without the slightest preliminary
warning, Gerber felt hurt. He was
in Shanghai when the news reached
him. Smothering his feelings, he ca
bled his congratulations. Then he
wrote, promising to drop in on the
Flemings the very first moment he
landed in Chicago.
Mrs. Fleming was anxious to know
Gerber. She had heard all about the
old school days, the tricks, the sum
mer evening larks, the swimming hole
and tne pasture lot athletics. She
felt as though she knew Gerber and
would instantly recognize him, even
though Will had no picture of his
chum to show her.
Time went on regardless of matri
mony and friendship. The business in
Shanghai proved long drawn out.
When a year and a half had passed
Fleming had ceased talking about his
boyhood days and Gerber's arrival
was a mislaid hope. Fleming put In
all his spare time amusing William
On the memorable night that Mrs.
Fleming,was called away to her
mother's, at the other end of the city,
Fleming was alone with his son and
heir, his pipe and papers and mem
The son and heir went to sleep.
Fleming's pipe was drawing well and
the memories slowly crept out of the
years. It was just then that Gerber
The two old friends skimmed brierly
over the main events of their history
and Gerber was about to begin on
his oriental experience when Fleming
"Just hold on a minute. I'll tele
phone Mildred that you are here
She's perfectly crazy to know you."
Fleming started for the nearesi
drug store to telephone. He no sooner
had closed the door behind him than a
-fretful murmur from some corner ol
the flat caught Gerber's ear. Almost
Immediately the fretful murmur be
came a wait
Gerber, panic-stricken, made on? j
jump for his hat, put it on and started
to escape. But a blood-curdling roai
made him turn desperately toward the
A baby! Fleming had a baby! Whal
did one do for a dying infant and
"where was the fool father?
Gerber's knowledge of babies cam?
slowly from the comlo pictures in th*
newspapers. You picked them up and
walked with them.
Gerber tried this with shaking
hands. It worked like a charm
Round and round the flat went Ger
ber. On the twenty-second round
just as he swung with graceful stride
toward the parlor, the door opened
and a natty hatted, gowned and gloved
young woman stood blinking dazedly
at the interior of her home.
Gerber surmised that the young
woman was Mrs. Fleming. He wa?
sure of it when, with flashing eyes
she demanded: "What are you doing
with my baby?"
Gerber stared helplessly. "I heard
him crying and I thought i'd pick him
up." he explained hesitatingly.
"Oh, you thought you'd pick hire
up!" cried Mrs. Fleming, her mind
one gallery of newspaper headlines,
pictures of kidnapers and "blacU
hand" murderers. This dark, clive
skinned, smooth faced tall man, witt:
the soft slouch hat
For one awful second Mrs. Flem
Ing's heart stopped beating. Ther
with lightning swiftness she was al
the library table and her hand touched
her husband's brand new gun. She
pointed it straight at the head of the
"Put that baby on the couch!" she
Gerber obeyed and then opened his
mouth to explain.
"Don't move or make a sound. 1*1
fire if you do!" commanded the worn
an with the gun.
Gerber flushed and stood motion
Fleming found an interesting tablear,
on his return. A rigid Gerber, ?
deathly pale wife with a shining new
gun rigidly poised and a sweetly slum
"What the-Mildred! What ir
heaven's name are you doing witt
that gun? Put lt down! This is Ger
ber. Gerber, you know. I went oui
to call you up to tell you to come
home and meet him. Your mother
said you had Just left I stopped lr
to get some cigars and-"
Gerber began to gurgle something
Mrs. Fleming gave a sudden lurch
and with a "Weill The baby!" crum
pied up on the library table.
Fleming gave one look at Gerbet
and then at the sleeping Infant. Then
he threw up his hands. "Gerber, J
clean forgot the kid," he cried.
When a married man takes a little
gift out to the wife lu the country
every time he goes out to spend the
week-end and tells her not to worry
about him because he is getting along
fine, then it is time for her to make a
short, unannounced visit In town.
Bankrupt's Petition Fdr
In the District Court of the
For the district of S. C.
In the matter of B. II. Miller,
To the Honorable H.A. M.Smitb,
Judge of the District Court of the
United States for the District of
B. H. Miller of Trenton in the
county of Edgefield and state of S.
C. in said District, respectfully rep
resents that on the 23 day of Au
gust last past he was duly adjudged
Bankrupt under the acts of Cong
ress relating to Bankruptcy; that he
has duly surrendered all his prop
esty and rights of property, and has
fully complied with all the require
ments of said acts and of the orders
of the Court touching his Bank
Wherefore he prays that he may
be decreed by the Court to have a
full discharge from all debts prov
able against his estate under said
Bankrupt Acts, except such debts
as are excepted by law from such
Dated this 27 day of May, A. D.
1912. B. H. Miller,
Bank ru pt.
ORDER OF KOTICE THEREON
District of S. C.-ss:
On this 3 day of June A. D.
1912, on reading the foregoing pe
tition, it is
Ordered by the Court, that a
hearing be had upon the same on
the 8 day of July, A. D. 1912, be
fore said Court at Charleston, P. C.
in said District, at ll u'clvt-k in
the forenoon,and that notice the reu f
be published in the Edgefield Ad
vertiser a newspaper printed in said
District, and that ali known credi
tors and other persons in interest
may appear at the said time and
place and show cause, if any they
have, why thc prayer of the said
petitioner should nut be granted.
And it is further Ordered by the
Court, that the Clerk shall send by
mail to all know ti creditors copies
of said petition and this order, ad
dressed to them, at their places of
residence as stated.
Witness the Honorable H. A. M.
Smith, Judge of 6aid Court, and
thc Seal thereof at Charlestun, S.
C. in said District on the 2 of June
A. D. 1912.
Rich W. Hutson,
coupon and $2.50 at Stewart &
Kernaghan's and get an auto
marie stropper and razor, value
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons.
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lines.
Ramsey <fc Jones.
"I don't believe any two words
in the English language are synouy
"Oh, I dou't know. What's the
matter with 'raise' and'lift'?"
"There's a big difference. I 'raise'
chickens and have a neighbor who
has been known to 'lift' them.*'
I have accepted thc agency for
the Model Steam Laundry of Au
gusta, and solicit a share of your
business. My headquarters will be
at the store of Smith-Marsh Co.
Work sent Tuesday and returned
J. Glover Tompkins, Jr.
NOTICE TOJSTOCK RAISERS
My jack will make the
spring season at my farm
near McKendree. Terms,
?10 to insure. Castrating
done by safest and best
methods. Dehorning also
J. C. BUZHARDT,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
FOR SALE: 100 bushels white
T. P. Salter,
Trenton, S. C.
Brighten the interior of your
home by using Alabastine on your
Let us supply you with seed Irish
potatoes.- We have them direct
from the eastern seed farra, in all
the popular varieties, such as Early
Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobbler etc.
Hats and Caps the largest selec
tion in Augusta. Straw hats $1.00
up. ?8.00 Panama's at $4.75. Stet
son and other fine makes $2.25 up.
Caps ft full line 22c up. W. Gv
Merlins Augusta, Ga.
Boys Suits and pants, also Chil
drens wash suits a full line prices
low: F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Roasted coffees in bulk from 25
Come to us for onion sets, and
Land roth's celebrated garden seeds
of all kinds. They never fail to
Keep out the disease-spreading
mosquitoes and Hies by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you much.
Get our prices.
Stewart ?.fc Kernaghan.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart cfc Kernaghan.
We always carry a full supply of
Glenn Springs and Harris Lithia
Penn cfc Holstein.
The Business College now being
conducted at Augu?t3, Ga., under
the Draughon name is not- author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
IVaughon's Big Chain uf Colleges,
address .Ino. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Terna.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to clo first-class
j work in cleaning and press
! ing of all kinds. Make your
Iold panta or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FINAL
Whereas, A. V. Bussey and R. J.
Parks as executors of testate ot Dr?
T. E. Jennings have made applica
tion for a final discharge, notice is
given that I will pass on said ap
plication on June 19, 1012.
W. T. Kinnaird.
May 21, 1912. J. P. E. C., S. C.
Makes The Nation Gasp.
The awful list of injuries on a
fourth of July staggers humanity.
Set over against it, however, is tho
wonderful healing, by Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, of thousands, who
suffered from burns, cuts, bruises,
bullet wounds or explosions. Its the
(Ulick healer of boils, ulcers, ecze
ma, sore lips or piles. 25cts at Penn
& Holstein's, W E Lynch ct Co.
Arrivals and departures of mails
at the Edgefield postoftice, effective
May 2(1, 1912:
9:20 a. m. for all points. 11:10
a. m. for Aiken, 2 p. m., for Tern
ton, Aik land north, 6:50 p. m.,
11:02 a. m., from all points. 1.50
p. m., from Aiken, 4:55 from Aik
en and south, 7:40 p. m. Trenton
Mails close 3o minutes before
leaving time of trains.
J. P. Ouzts, P. M.
Just received a new stock of ster
ling silver and cut glass at factory
prices. New and rich designs.
Penn cfc Holstein.