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Will Spend Vacation Here.
Mr. A. S. Jeffries arrived Satur
. day to spend his summer vacation
Tiere with his parents, Dr. and Mrs.
M. D. Jeffries. Mr. Jeffries is tak
ing a course in electricty at the
University of Tennessee, having
just completed his sophomore year.
He has been engaged by the elec
tric light commission to assist in
wiring the stores and residences of
the town, having had practical ex
perience in addition to the techni
Just before the beginning of the
regular service at Red Hill last Sun
day morning Miss Ethel Hammond
and Mr. Jasper Hammond were
married by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn.
As it was generally known that the
marriage would take place, a large
number of their friends were pres
ent to witness the ceremony. Mr.
Hammond will soon build on his
farm below Antioch church, where
he and bis bride will make their
home. We extend congratulations
to our young friends.
First Union Service.
A large number of the people of
Edgefield enjoyed the privilege of
hearing Rev. E. C. Bailey preach
S ;:iday evening last at the Baptist
church, the occasion being the first
o." the union services. Mr. Bailey's
ti :t was: "The mind of Christ."
H . is fervid, fluent, forceful, and
faithful as a minister, speaking
not only his mind, but having with
in him "that mind that was also in
Christ Jesus." The able discourse
was well received and called forth
many favorable remarks. The next
union -ervice will be held in the
Metbi ? ist church on the evening of
the th;ia Sunday in July.
Will Ra?se Funds For Church.
We, i : e Willow Spring club give
notice th.it on the 4th of July, we
.will give a barbecue dinner at the
Willow Spring church for the pur
pose of raising money for the
church. W e ask every one that can
come, to turn out and help us in
this effort. ?Ve will have barbecued
meat, hash, ice cream, lemonade,
soda water and many other
nice things t> make it a day of en
joyment to all who attend. Music
will be furni.^li 'd by the Pleasant
Lane band. We hope to have good
manners and y ?od behavior ind all
failing to do so will have to abide
by the full extent of the law.
Georgia Robertson, Pres.
Hort- ney Adams,. Sec.
Meeting Street, C.
Mining Gold at McCormick.
The old Dorn gold raine near Mc
Cormick has recently been re-opened.
The property is owned by the
wealthy McCormick family of
Chicago, but arrangements have
been effected by which Mr. A. J.
Overton of North Carolina is to be
gin active operation of the mine at
once. A large quantity of modern
machinery has been purchased,some
of which has already arrived. While
at McCormick last w.-.-k Mr. A. S.
Tompkins visited the ;:iine and was
greatly pleased with what he saw.
About 40 or 50 years a_ro this prop
erty was regarded as one of the
leading mines in this section of the
Ministers, Please Heed.
The ministers of the county are
requested and urged to notify The
Advertiser whenever an; change is
made in the time for holding ser
vices at their churches. We are
especially anxious to have the
church directory, to which we give
.space every week, absolutely cor
rect. This is impossible without
the co-operation of the pastors.
Jdail The Advertiser a card when
ever a change -of any kind is made.
It is important that the directory
be correct. Imagine the disap
pointment of an individual who
drives 10 or 15 miles to attend ser
vice at a country church and on ar
riving finds the church closed, the
time for holding the service having
The following is a copy of the
invitations that have been issued to
the marriage of Miss Effie Sheppard
and Mr. P. P. Burns which will
take place at the Baptist church
Wedneday evening of next week:
"Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Shep
pard request the honor of your
presence at the marriage of their
daughter Effie, to Mr. Percy Pratt
Burns, on the evening of Wednes
day, the twenty-sixth of June, at
nine o'clock. First Baptist Church,
Edgefield, South Carolina."
The prominence of these young
people, representing old and greatly
honored South Caiolina and Ala
bama families, together with their
personal popularity, has made tteir
approaching nuptial occasion a topic
that has been much discussed in
Edgefield's social circles.
Another New Minister.
Rev. Jas. R. MeKittrick, who is
now about finishing the full course
at the Seminary, has been called to
the pastorate of Mountain Creek
and Good Hope churches, and he
has accepted to begin the first of
Memorial Day at Red Hill.
The annual memorial service will
be he'd at Red Hill church next
Sunday afternoon. After a sermon
by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, the mem
bers of the congregation will repair
+o the cemetery near by and deco
rate the graves of loved ones. The
observance of this memorial day
was inaugurated a few years ago by
the Woodmen of the World, but
now it is thrown open to the entire
church and community.
Prize For Cotton Bloom.
As the outlook for a cotton crop
has given everything a bluish cast,
in order to enliven things and make
somebody smile, The Advertiser
will give a year's subscription to
the person who brings tho first cot
ton bloom to this office and six
months' subscription to the one who
brings the second bloom. They
must be plucked from the field and
not from a stalk that is growing in
a manure pen in the lot.
It gives us peculiar pkasure to
announce that the young men of
the Colliers community have or
ganized a band under the ' leader
ship of Mr. Henry W. McKie. A
complete set of new instruments
have been purchased and an instruct
or from Augusta has been engaged.
Just as every home that can afford
an instrument should have music,
because of its elevating and refining
influence, so ought every town and
rural community have an organized
band of musicians, each member
being an inspiration to the others.
By autumn the Colliers band will
have a large repertoire, and when
Woodrow Wilson is elected their
notes will be so loud and long
that they can be heard in Edgefield.
Hurrah for the Colliers band! May
each piece be as "musical as Apollo's
lute," the whole making a "concord
of^sweetjsounds" that will enlhen
and greatly enrich the community
No Bridge at McKie's Mill.
The board of county commission
ers advertised for bids for thc erec
tion of a bridge acioss Stevens
creek at McKie's mill but were una
ble to let the contract. Their plans
have been thwarted by the purchase
of the proposed site by the Geor
gia-Carolina Power Company. As
the large corporation has, so we
are informed, purchased land for a
distance of several miles up the
creek, it will not be practicable for
the board to undertake to erect a
bridge at this time. The Georgia
Carolina Power Company is will
ing to contribute Si,UOO toward the
erection of a bridge costing in the
neighborhood of ?8,?UU, leaving the
balance for the county to pay. The
erection of such a bridge as was
originally contemplated by the
county board, one that would be
! entirely adequate to the public
need, would have cost only about
$3,500. The supervisor and coun
ty commissioners have acted wisely
in declining the proposition of the
power company. To have accept
ed their offer would have meant the
expenditure of a large amount of
Money Taken From Mr. Reel's
Store. Thieves Caught.
Mr. W. T. Reel has been miss
ing money out of his store, and
finding things disarranged in the
store for some time. So one night
last week instead of all going to
supper at the same time he left his
son Albert concealed in the store.
Before he finished supper one of his
wages hands, Robert Quarles, a
boy about 18 years old, came in
through one of the windows and
went to the money drawer and safe
and when Mr. Reel held him up,
he found $17 on him which he ac
knowledged he had gotten out of
the -tore. He admitted having been
in there three times before and im
plica t'.-d two other boys about 12
and ] ? years old. They are sons
of Paid Albright who were on the
outside watching. In all, they ac
knowledged they had gotten about
$85. Their custom was for one to
go in ard the other two to watch
and giv- the signal if they saw any
any oin- coming.
We arr having seasonable weath
er for th?! last few days but the first
of last w- ek was more like March
than Jun -, which made the little
cotton look sick.
There is a good deal of corn to
be planted yet and no peas have
been sown up to now. This so far
has been a most unseasonable year.
Cleora, S. C.
"How nice to meet you, Martha
Shaw!" exclaimed the little woman
tvlth her hat awry as she sank into
;he vacant seat on the elevated train
Deslde a serene faced young woman.
T suppose you also are bound on that
necessary errand. Don't you abso
lutely dread Christmas shopping?"
"Not in the least, you funny; Josie
Graham," Mrs. Shaw answered with
a superior air, "I don't believe in
rushing madly around at the eleventh
hour to select gifts that invariably
prove unsuitable and oftentimes are
unappreciated. I'm giving only to my
Sunday school class and the children
In the family. For the girls I have
made dainty little fancy things dur
ing the summer; for the children I
bought books away back in Septem
ber. Today Fir. going downtown to
lunch with a dear friend."
"Fortunate creature!" Mrs. Graham
sighed, enviously, another wrinkle
appearing In her forehead as she
opened her bag, drew forth a list and
hurriedly added another line ol
cramped writing. "I've just remem
bered that I must get something for
the little girl next door. Last year
her mother sent the baby a book,
and, of course, she'll expect some
thing for Betty this year."
"Don't you think that ls a wrong
conception of the Christmas spirit,
giving because one gets?" Mrs. Shaw
asked. "I never will be a party to
such a mercenary arrangement."
"It doesn't seem quite right, but 1
hate to hurt any one's feelings by
seeming to slight her," Mrs. Graham
replied, looking '.ut of the window
anxiously. "Mercy! How this train
crawls. I know I won't have time to
buy half the things on my list"
"I wish I could persuade you to try
my plan," Mrs. Shaw said. "Outside
the children and the Sunday school
class not a single soul will receive
anything from me but a card express
ing a Christmas sentiment You
know, that ls the custom abroad, and
lt ls a very convenient and pretty
"But rd feel awfully embarrassed
on receiving gifts, especially If they
happened to be things I really want
ed, knowing thv.. I bad sent the donor
merely a trifling card," Mrs. Graham
demurred. "Wouldn't you feel embar
rassed under similar circumstances?''
"Not In the least," Mrs. Shaw an
Mrs. Graham looked dubious as she
removed a needle from the front ol
her shirt waist and picked a strand
of red silk thread from her skirt "Il
one could only make up one's mind
to begin one's Christmas work early
in the year!" she mused. "Some ol
my friends did and- That reminds
me; can you keep a secret? I can't,
I'm afraid. When we were at the
lake last summer Mrs. Kemper knll
you the most exquisite pale pink
porch shawl for a Christmas gift."
"How sweet of her!" Mrs. Shaw ex
claimed delightedly. "And pink, too!
She knows that pink ls my favorite
color." A thoughtful look came Into
At the next stop the two arose and
left the car together, parting when
they reached the sidewalk.
Late in the afternoon when Mra
Graham paused beside a handkerchiel
counter she bumped elbows with Mrs.
Shaw, who was frantically Inspecting
the contents of various boxes. Her
calm appearance of the morning had
vanished and she was disheveled and
"If lt Isn't tho luckiest thing to
meet you now!" Mrs. Shaw exclaimed.
"Do you think Mrs. Kemper would
Uko a lace handkerchief for a gift?
I've racked tay brains and I can't
think of another thing. Ther9, that's
my bundle that dropped-all these
are mine. I must have them made
Into one. You never know when
you'll get things if you have them
sent at this busy season.
-But I thought-" began Mra
"Something fine and exquisite, ol
course," Mrs. Shaw said. "She has
taken so many love-stJtcb.ee for me In
the pink shawl. By the way, I had a
delightful visit today with my friend.
She brought me an exquisite center
piece, her own handiwork. I've Just
bought her a dainty short silk ki
mono. I met Mrs. Horton after I left
you; she said that Fanny had made
me the sweetest little Irish crochet
Jabot; I Just love them. I got Fanny
a belt buckle-young girls love pretty
"I think this ls the prettiest hand
kerchief. It ts the last thing I'm go
ing to buy today. I'm completely worn
out, aren't you? I'm going to run
down again tomorrow and buy the
other gifts. I caught a glimpse of my
brother Jack's wife at the fancy work
counter matching a cord to a pillow
top that I know ls for me; I have
always openly admired hers. I think
I'll give Jenny and Jack a piece of cut
glass; they are starting housekeep
ing, you know."
"Haven't your Christmas plans be
come a little disarranged, my dear?"
Mrs. Graham asked, unkindly.
"No, Indeed," Mrs. Shaw returned
quickly, giving her hat a push which
landed lt over the left eye Instead of
tho right. She held out her hand en
cased In a soiled white kid glove for
he:.* package and added with dignity,
"I am simply elaborating on my
1 A GREAT OPPORT
ed lawns, 1!
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10c, 15c, 25
chamois, 1 ?
Missionary Conference at Plum
Beginning Thursday evening
June 6th, the combined Woman's
Home and Foreign Missionary so
cieties of the Cokesbury District
met in St. Paul Methodist church
for a fouv days conference. Dr.
Kilgo, pastor of the Main Street
Methodist church of Greenwood,
made the opening address Thurs
day evening on ' Our Dutv to the
Heme Field." Friday morning the
conference was opened by Mrs. J.
W. White of Newberry, District
Secretary, and Mrs. W. H. Holland
of Ninety Six, Secretary of the
Foreign Society. The business was
rapidly and pleasantly dispensed
with, with now and then an ad
dress by Mrs. D. N. Bourne of
Sampit, and Dr. Lander of Green
wood. Sunday morning Dr. Lan
der preached an excellent sermon,
taking as his text, "Go ye there
fore and make disciples of all the
After dinner served by the ladies
of Plum Branch the annual chil
dren's day exercises were enjoyed
by every one. Also at this time
Miss De Bardeleben of Alabama re
told Dr. Henry Van Dyke's beauti
ful "Story of the Other Wise
Man" with telling effect. Sunday
evening Miss De Bardelebcn deliv
ered an address, "Obligation of our
Southern Women to meet the needs
all-steel spring tooth Divers
cotton. If you ever try on<
The Dain vertical lift
mower is a machine that
combines great strength
with light draft and ease
of management, being not
only correctly designed,
but substantially construct
ed, if you need a mower
try a Dain vertical lift
mower. No better on the?
We carry a full line of I
repairs for McCormick,
Osborne, Deering, Cham
pion and Dain Mowers.
UNITY TO BUY TH!
AT MONEY SAVING
at Home." The conference was
fittingly closed by a short address
by Mrs. White, with benediction
by Dr. Lander. C.
Dance in Honor of Bride-Elect,
The members of the Edgefield
cotillion club gave a dance in the
opera house Monday evening in
honor of Miss Earline Allen who
this evening will become the bride
of Dr. S. A. Mor rall. Music was fur
nished by Balk's orchestra of Au
The following young people at
Miss Nell Jones with James T.
Minis, Jr., Miss Virginia Simkins
with Milton Parker, Miss Maud
Riyes with John Hollingsworth,
Miss Gladys Rives with Arthur!
Tompkins, Miss Ruth Tompkins
with Sam Mays, Miss Dorothy Bct
tis with Vivian Mints, Miss Ford
[with Dr. Corley, Miss Marion Mob
ley with William Ouzts, Miss Riley j
with Earl Smith, Miss Pet La-1
Grone with Howard Payne, Miss
Sallie Dunovant with Roirer Hill.
The stags were, Paul Cogburn,
J. D. Holstein, Jr., Earle Kerna
ghan, John Mays, Bob Warrell,
John Warren, Jule Bland. Mitchel
Reynolds, Bettis Bouknight, Mr.
Willis, Joe Allen, W E Half.
The following were the chaper
ones, Mr. and Mrs. N G Evans, Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Griffin, Mr. and
ie Cultivator. It can be used i
i you will never be without a I
I MOST WANTED 1
be and ecrue
ic to $1 per
Mrs. B B Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W W
Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. Bettis Can
telou, Mr. and Mrs. Lovick Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. S McG Simkins.
"That man wants to know whether
you are going to stand by him," sairt
the political assistant "I'm obliged
to," replied Senator Sorghum. "It
wouldn't be safe not to stand by aha
close enough to watch him."
Titepfcist--While in Paris I paid cut
$3 for tip3 alone. Waiter (assisth s
him with coat)-You must have live}
there a good many years, slr.-Boston
A Celtic Revival. '
Mistress-"Bridget, I told you not to
put these silver knives in with the
steel ones again." Bridget-"Sure,
mum, I didn't; the silver ones we e '
already there when I put the steel
ones in."-Woman's Home Companion
"The moro I see of men, the mero
I like dogs," declared the pessimisms
boarder. "Have some sausage, Mr.
Wv nbat," suggested the landlady.
Washington He ra! ri.
Oh, So Greedyl
Housekeeper-"I've nothing not for
rou, but I can give you a little some
thing cold." Tramp-"All right, mum:
make it a little eol? cash, if you will "
ti purchasing an implement
.rmer should aim to have
work thoroughly done as
I as to procure something
: will save labor. Both of
se aims are accomplished
purchasing a John Deere
n cultivating either corn or
)eere diverse cultivator.