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E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, ot New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR. ''
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
Pianos and Organs
At present we desire to call especial attention to
the Adam Schaff piano, which is used exclusively
in the public schools of Chicago. The factory has
been established forty years. It is a strictly high
grade standard piano. Prices of uprights are from
$300 to $500.
We have sold over 1,500 Farrand organs and all
,of them are now giving satisfaction. We also car
ry a line of other makes'of pianos and organs. Any
of our goods are sold on liberal terms of payment.
Satisfaction guaranteed in every particular.
Greenwood, S. C.
For Boys and Men
We have never been better equipped
than we are this season to supply the
boys and men of Edgefield county with
Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
Large assortment of all kinds. We de
sire to call especial attention to our
large stock of Eclipse shirts for men.
Notqingjbetter on the market for the
Drop in to see us. If we haven't what
you want, we will order it out for you
Dorn & Mims
A E. Padgett, President
W. H. Harling, Cashier
Thos. H. Rainsford, Vice President
W. A. Byrd, Asst. Cashier
The Farmers Bank
STATE, COUNTY. AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Capital and Surplus
Earnings , $110,000.00
Total Resources over 300,000.00
After 20 years of successful banking, greets the public and its
patrons for the year 1912 with best wishes, thanking them for
their patronage and confidence in the past. Conservative business
solicited. Interest paid on special deposits. Your account ap
preciated. If not already a depositor, begin now.
DIRECTORS: Thos. H. Rainsford, Dr. C. P. Pe Yore, W.
B. Penn, E. H. Folk, S. B. Mays, C. A. Wells, W. H. Harling,
A. E. Padgett.
Winthrop College Scholarship and En
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in AVinthrop
College and for the admission of
new students will be held at the
county court house on Friday, July
5, at 9 a. m. Applicants must not
be less than 15 years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July 5
they will be awarded tn ihose mak
ing the highest average at this ex
amination, provided they meet the
conditions governing the award.
Applicants for scholarships should
write to President Johnson before
the examination for scholarship ex
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 18, 1912. For
further information and catalogue,
address, Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
EYE TALK NO. 4
The difference between a peni
tentiary and a palace is largely a
matter of detail.
Both are designed for human hab
itation and serve equally well to
protect the inmates from the ele
But one is a vastly more comfort
able place of abode than the other.
SO IT IS WITH GLASSES
Crudely fitted glasses MAY hell
your vision, but great care in ever\
detail o? adjustment is essential to
safetv and comfort.
YOUR EYES ARE WORTH A
CORRECTLY FITTED PAIB
GEO. F. MIMS,
Optician, Edgefield, S- C
OUR CHOCOLATE SODA IS MADE
The sams as used at thc founialns c'
their Fifty Retail Stores and known thf
world ever for its deliciousness of flavor
" Huyler " quality fills every gla?i
of soda that spurts from our fountain.
The flavor you like best is her
all the old favorites and a host of
Frozen Dainties of Rare Excellence.
W. E. LYNCH & CO.
Ends Hunt For Rich Girl.
Often the hunt for a rich wi fi
ends when the man meets a wo
man that uses Electric Bitters. IIe>
strong nerves tell in a bright brail
and even temper. Her peach-blooa
complexion and ruby lips resuli
from pure blood; her bright eye>
from restful sleep; her elastic ste]
from firm, free muscles, all telling
of the health and strength Electric
Bitters give a woman, and the free
dom from indigestion, backache,
headache, fainting and dizzy spell.
they promote. Everywhere they art
woman's favorite remedy. If weak
or ailing try them. 50c at Penn &
Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.
1 PROFESSIONAL !
Drs. J. S. & F. P, BYRD,
Edgefield and Trenton
Edgefield Office over Postoffice
Office'Phone 3 . Residence 17-R
AH. CORLEY, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays.
Crown and Bridge werk a
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
FFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
Move On Now!
says a policeman to a street
crowd, and whacks heads if it don't.
Move on now," says the big,
harsh mineral pills to bowel con
gestion and suffering follows. Dr.
King's New Pills don't bulldoze
the bowels. They gently persuade
them to right action, and health
follows. 25c at Penn & Holstein's,
W E Lynch & Co.
WANTED-Several health and
accident insurance agents to sell in
surance for a reliable company.
References required. Address,
Plum Branch, S. C.
By KATE CLEVES
Melinda Chuffy fastened tho lasi
window and looked the door leading
to the side porch. Then she took her
lamp and tiptoed softly upstairs very
much as if she were afraid of awak
ing somebody-all of whloh was qult?
unnecessary as she was all alone in
the big house.
She scurried down the dark halL
her lamp naring wildly in a draught
from some unexpected quarter and
she darted Into the big north cham
ber which she occupied In summer
and slammed the door and locked lt
She placed rhe lamp on the tall
ehest of drawers and lt cant a Bmall
oasis of light In the big room. Me
Jinda looked under the white-draped
bed and arose relieved at the spick
and span vacancy beneath the hand
some mahogany structure; she peep
ed. fearfully in the clothes pres? and
screamed a little because a black
shadowy Bomething leaped out of
the darkness and brushed her cheek
-then it drifted ba<5k against the
wall and proved to be nothing more
than her best black china silk gown
which had been drawn forward by
the draught from the opening door
All her fears being quelled for the
moment. Melinda Chuffy proceeded tc
go to bed although the clock on the
mantel piece pointed only to half
past eight That was the way Me
linda had done ever since her moth
er's death a year ago. She had al
ways been a timid little thing and in
spite of her better sense and the re
proofs and admonitions of her par
ents and friends, Melinda went right
on being as timid as a little white
If sbe walked In the woods even'
crackMng twig, every flurry of dead
leaves, every rush of bird wings sent
terror to her heart She was afraid
of cows and horses and mice and
snakes and she like parrots and cat*
and flowers and everybody said Me
linda Chuffy was cut out for an old
maid and Melinda really believed
them and became more timid and
shrinking than ever.
One or two intrepid youths had ven
tured to can upon Melinda prelimin
ary to more serious attentions for Me
linda was sweet and pretty, but their
visits had not exceeded a half dozen
before they decided that Melinda
Chuffy was eiher "struck-up" or too
shy even to be amusing, so they
stayed away and Melinda was much
relieved and went back to her cats
and her Canaries and her flowers,
quite contented to be an old maid.
So the years bad passed peacefully
on until Melinda was now thirty-five
Ernest Bruce did not count in the
Hst of suitors; he had merely been
Melinda's playmate and next-door
neighbor. It was Ernest who shield
ed her from gigantic cows and helter
skelter horses and wringing snake?
and creeping mice; Ernest never
laughed at her fears and when they
went through th? wood, and he was
beside her, he would hold her hand
in his and reassure her terrified lit
tle mind until at the end of the wood
she could look back and bid a quav
ering defiance to all the bogies she
had left behind.
Tho Bruces had moved out to Ohio
while Melinda was small and so she
had never seen her old playmate
since but she always- thought of him
with grateful tendencies.
She opened her windows wide, feel
ing secure in the knowledge that her
shutters were firmly nailed to the
sills, and she looked with confidence
upon the newly-Installed telephone
that was beside her bed. That was
Melinda's" concession to living alone.
With that instrument at hand she
could call for asssiBtance at any hour
of the day or night
So far, she had had no occasion to
use the telephone except to speak to
some friend or to transact her mar
keting on a rainy day, and now she
was startled to hear the sharp, incis
ive summons of the bell at her elbow.
Melinda paused in the act of blow
ing out the candle and looked at the
telephone as If it was some inani
mate thing suddenly come to life.
"For goodness sake-" she breathed
Again and again the bell Jangled
before Melinda went softly over to
the Instrument and responded.
"Hello!" she said in a weak voice.
"Is this Miss Chuffy-Miss Melinda
Chuffy?" asked a woman's Impatient
"Yes-what do you want?" Melin
da was reassured.
"I am Mrs. Peterson of Woodside;
there has been an automobile acci
dent in front of my house and one
of the injured men has mentioned
that he was on the way to your house.
The doctor says his injuries may
prove fatal and it would be just as
well for you to come at once
Immediately if you want to see him
Melinda was gasping. "But I don't
know any such man," she protested.
"1 certainly don't know a man who
owns an automobile. You've made
"If you are Miss Melinda Chuffy
you must know a man by the name
of Ernest Brace-he said he was on
the way to your house. That's all
I've got time to say-there a?g sev
eral injured people here and if yon
know Mr. Bruce I would snggest that
you come over and relieve me of his
care!" and Mrs. Peterson of Woodside
being in a highly nervous state hune
up the receive and Melinda Chuffy.
for the first time in her peaceful Hie
wag forced to face a real situation.
"Ernest Bruce!" she repeated help
lessly. "I suppose he has grown to
be a man-I always think of him as a
little boy-but he was older than I
why was he coming here and what
shall I do? At this time of night,
too-yet he ls dying and there is no
one to go to him-not one of his folks
ls here and there ls no one to call up
on to drive me over there because
they would talk all the resc of their
lives about lt!-"
As Melinda talked half hysterically
to herself she was dressing rapidly,
finally slipping Into the coolness of
her black china silk gown. "If 1 am
dressed in black no one can see me
for the woods are dark," she shud
dered. "I must take my pink Ghawl
-black would look awful to a dying
man-lt's so queer I can't think of
Ernest as anything except a little
Quite forgetting to err?nge her love
ly fair hair which hung in two long
braids over her shoulders, just as she
had fixed If for the night, Melinda
Chuffy, timid as a rabbit, fearful of
her own shadow, hurried downstairs,
locked the side door behind her and
plunged into the velvet blackness of
Woodside was a dalry farm and it
was situated at the other end of the
long strip of woodland which had
been Melinda's dread in childhood.
The woods bordered her orchnrd on
one side and through the wood was
a wide, well-made road much used
as a short cut by automobiles In the
daytime, but at night it was not light
ed and had lost none of Its terrors
for Melinda Chuffy. Nevertheless,
she made directly for the road, almost
feeling her way until her feet were
set on its hard smoothness. Then,
driven by terror mingled with pity
for her old playmate. Melinda fairly
raced along the road, her eyes fixed
on the black darkness before her.
As she ran Melinda Chuffy repeat
ed over and over to herself a few
words: "He never laughed at me
when I was afraid--he always held
my hand in these woods-I mustn't
An owl hooted and a whip-poor-will
uttered his cry close beside her; In
sects of the night achded their chorus.
Twigs crackled, leaves flurried, and
the wings of night-flying birds almost
touched her as they oassed. Bats
flapped around her unprotected head
and Melinda alternately prayed for
protection and repeated over and
again her broken words" about Ernest
Bruce and his loyalty.
At last she stumbled up the steps
of the farmhouse and sank a crump
led littie heap of black silk, pink
shawl und flaxen braids against the
door. There the Petersons found her
and carried her inside, adding anoth
er to the number of their patients.
As they carried her unconscious
form into the sitting-room a tall,
broad-shouldered man with one-arm
in a sling, arose from the deep chair
where l>e had been sitting.
"Another one?*' he exclaimed, ard
then coming forward and looking at
Melinda s sweet pale l'ace Intently he
stared up nt tho Patersons. "That
must be Melinda Chuffy!" he cried,
taking their slender burden and lay
ing it tenderly on a couch. "How
came she here?"
Mrs. Peterson, a stout fair-haired
woman, driven out of her few wits
by the unfortunate accident of the
.vening that had made her unevent
ful home a hospital, looked stupidly
at him and 6hook her head.
"Miss Chuffy-why I guess I tele
phoned her to come to you at once
I said you were on your way to see
her and dying and she must come
without delay. You see, I made a
mistake and got you mixed up with
that other gentleman who is so badly
Injured-your names were all strange
to me and I did the best I could."
"Of course you did. Mrs. Peterson
and we are all more than grateful,"
assured Ernest Bruce as he leaned
over Melinda Chuffy whose white eye
lids were flickering. "Do you sup
pose ''this little woman came all alone
through those dark woods to see me?"
he asked in an awed tone, but there
was no one to answer for the Peter
sons had departed for restoratives.
"Poor scared little Melinda," breath
ed Ernest Bruce, kneeling beside his
one-time playmate. "I wonder If you
know that you are a true sport after
all?" Melinda opened ber eyes and
looked dreamily on the face so near
her own, so like the face of the little
boy she used to know.
"I got here In time. Ernie." she
smiled tremblingly, contentedly let
ting, ber hand rest In his finn grasp.
"I came all the way here from Ohio
to ask you to marry me. Melinda,"
he whispered, caressing one of her
fair braids. "Somehow I couldn't
fancy any girl but you after all these
years and I was afraid to find that
you were married after all."
Melinda blushed and strange to say
she felt none^of the shrinking that
she had experienced with those other
suitors. "I never-wanted-to marry
anybody-before-" she whispered
shyly. "I guess I was waiting for
Bessie-Why are you so sorry you
Jessie-He acted with such utter In
difference, instead of throwing a fit
and threatening suicide.
Hard Words to a Mendicant.
"I was not always ns you see me
"I hope not. It is conceivable tbat
In your younger days you were clean- !
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Court of Common Pleas.
G. W. Smith, Plaintiff, against
S. W. Wideman, as administrator
of the estate of Mrs. Margaret M.
Smith, deceased. Lily E. Smith,
Josie May Smith, Ira E. Smith,
Summons for relief. (Complaint
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action which is filed in the office
of the Clerk of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, for the said county, and
to serve a copy of your answer to
the said complaint on the subscrib
ers at their office at Edgefield C. H.
S.C., within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer the complaint within the
aforesaid time, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the com
W. B. Cogburn (L. S.)
Clk. C. C. P. <fe G. S.
Edgefield Co., S. C.
To the non-resident defendant,
Lily E. Smith: You will take no
tice that the original Summons and
Complaint in the above stated ac
tion, is on file in the ellice of the
Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas and General Sessions, in and
fur the County of Edgefield, and
May 2Sih, 1912.
Bankrupt's Petition For
?Jteg* Discharge. ,??? :
In the District Court of the
For the district of S. C.
In the matter of B. H. Miller,
To the Honorable H.A. M.Smithe
Jodee of the District Court of the
United Stales for the District of
13. H. Milier of Trenton in the
county of Edgefield aud state of S.
C. in said District, respectfully rep
resents that on the 2o 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 ot said, acts and of the orders
of the Court touching his Bank
Wherefore ?ie prays that he may
he decreed by the Court to have a
full discharge from all debts prov
able against his estate under said
i Jan km pt Acts, except such debts
as are excepted by law from such
Dated this 27 day of May, A. D.
I91?. B. H. Miller,
ORDER OF NOTICE 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 <>u
the 8 day of July, A. D. 1912, be
fore said Court at Charleston, i$. C.
in said District, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon,and that notice thereof
be published in the Edgefieid Ad
vertiser a newspaper priuted in s;ud
District, and that all known credi
tors and other persons in interest
may appear at the said time and
place and show cause, if any they
have, why the prayer of the said
petitioner should not be granted.
And it is further Ordered by the
Court, that the Clerk shall send by
mail to all known creditors copies
of said petition and this order, ad
dressed tc them, at their places of
residence as stated.
Witness the Honorable H. A. M.
Smith, Judge of said Court, and
thc Seal thereof at Charleston, S.
C. in said District on the 2 of June /
A. D. 1912.
Rich W. Hutson,
A Word to Kodakers
I am carrying a nice line
of cameras and keep films
in stock all the time. Noth
ing but right fresh stock
offered for sale.
Geo. F. Minis
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 & Jones.