E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of 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 ? 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.
Notqing'better 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
kkk* W. H. Harling, Cashier
Taos. H. Rainsford, Vice President
W. A. Byrd, Asst. Cashier
The Farmers Bank
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Capital and Surplus
Total Resources over
After 20 years of successful banking, greets the public and its
patrons for the year 1?12 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. DeVore, W.
B. Penn, E. H. Folk, S. B. Mays, C. A. Wells, W. H. Harling,
A. E. Padgett!
Round Trip Excursion Fares Via
Carrier of the South
(Proportionately red aced fares from
Chattanooga, Tenn, and return
$10.45. Account National Asso
ciation of Teachers in colored
schools, July 24-28, 1912. Tickets
sold July 22 and 23 and for trains
scheduled to arrive Chattanooga be
fore noon July 24, 1912. good re
turning to reach original starting
point not later than midnight Aug.
Atlania, Ga. and return. Ac
count Biennial Meeting, Grand
United Order of Odd Fellows (col
ored) September 9-14, 1912. Tick
ets sold September 7, 8 and 9, 1912
good returning September 21, 1912.
Charlottsvilkv Va. and return.
Account University of Virginia
Summer School, June 19-August 2,
1912. Tickets sold June 18, 19,20,
21, 24, 25, July 2 and 3, 1913, with
final limit returniug fifteen days
from date of sale.
Black Mountain, N. C. and re
turn. Account Montreat Chautau
qua and Religious Assemblies, July
/-August 31? 1912. Tickets sold
July 5, 12, 19, 28, 29, August 2. 5
9, 12 and 19, 1912, good returning'
September 1, 1912.
Chicago, 111. and return $30.50.
Account National Educational As
sociation, July 0-12, 1912. Tickets
sold July 3, 4 and 5, *1912, good re
turning August 31, 1912.
Toledo, O. and return ?27.55.
Account of Baptist Young People's
Union of America, July 4-7. 1912.
Tickets sold July 2, 3 and 4, 1912,
good returning July 10, 1912.
Atlantic City, N. J. and retnrn
2 4.30. Account Prohibition Na
tional Convention, July 10-12,1912.
Tickets sold July 6, 7 and 8, 1912,
good returning July 18, 1-9.12.
Washington, D. C. and return,
$17.30. Account International Bi
ble Student's Association, July 6-15
1912. Tickets sold July 4 and i,
1912, good returning July 17, 1912.
Knoxville, Tenn, and return,
$10.50. Account Summer School
of the South, University of Tenn
essee, June 18-July 26, 1912. Tick
ets?sold June 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 29,
July 6, 7 and 13, 1912, good re
turning fifteen - days from date of
Chappel Hill Station, N. C. and
return $11.95. Account Summer
School, University of North paro
lina College, June 11-July 20, IDTS.'
Tickets sold July 7,(8, 9, 1912,good
returning July 23, 1912.
For detailed information, call on
nearest ticket agent or the under
signed. Pullman sleeping car ser
vice and dining car service on all
through trains. Round trip sum
mer excursion fares now in effect
to all resorts.
W. E. McGhee, AGPA,
Columbia, S. C.
A. H. Acker, TP A.,
Schedule Changes Southern Rail
way-Premier Carrier of
Effective Monday, July 1, 1912,
the Southern Railway announces
schedules between Aiken and Edge
field will be as follows:
Train 206 daily leave Edgefield
9:10 a. m. arrive Trenton 2:35 a. m.
No. 231 daily leave Edgefield 10:
13 a. ra. leave Trenton 10:33 a. m.
arrive Aiken 11:25 a. m.
No. 229 daily except Sunday
leave Edgefield 1:40 p. m. leave
Trenton 2:05 p. m. arrive Aiken
3:00 p. m. J
No. 207 daily leave Edgefield ?50
p. m. arrive Trenton 7:10.?
No. 208 daily leave Trenton 9:45
a. m. arrive Edgefield 10:05 a. m.
No. 230 daily leave Trenton 10:
40 a. m. arrive Edgefield 11:00 a.m.
No. 210 daily except Sunday
leaves Aiken 11:50 a. m. leave
Trenton 12:50 p. m. arrive Edge
field 1:10 p. m.
No. 232 leave Aiken 3:30 p. m.
leave Trenton 4:30 p. m. Edgefield
4:55 p. m.
No. 206 daily leave Trenton 7:20
p. m. arrive Edgefield 7:40.
W. E. McGhee, AGPA.,
Columbia, S. C.
A. H. Acker, TP A.,
Fourth of July Excursions Via Southern
Railway-Premier Carrier of the
On account of Fourth of July,
1912, the Southern Railway an
nounces very low round trip fares
between all stations, tickets on sale
July 2, 3 and 4, 1912, with final
limit returning July 8, 1912. For
complete information, as to fares,
schedules, etc. call on nearest ticket
W. E. McGhee, AGPA.,
Columbia, S. C.
A. II. Acker, TPA.,
uss** hnja. MaM?at?aai ya?fl?MtH
By JAKE OSBORNE
(Copyright, foil, hy Asaociated Literary Preu)^
When George Walton's friend Jack
Gray said he had been transferred
from New York to San Francisco,
and that be was worrying about what
to do with the little home he had
bought at Breden, a nearby town that
boasted a small college, George bad
an roe pi ration.
TH rent the honse myself," ?a*d
he. "It*s Just the sort of quiet place
I'm looking for where I can fin ten
this story Pm writing*"
One September day George estab
lished himself in the Gray bunga
low ca the outskirts, of Bredon. He
considered h has elf lucky. The bouse
was channing. He didn't know a
souL so he need fear no Interruption.
And he had a thoroughly reliable
housekeeper m the person of middle
aged Mrs. Bridget Magoon, who bad
kept his bachelor apartments in town
and whose only drawback waa ber
motherless grandson. Patsy Leary,
aged two and a half years.
On the morning after his arrivai
George waa dwelling on his marry
blessings when his reveries were In
terrupted by a quick rap on the
screen door. He looked up to 6?e a
young girl-perhaps just past twenty
-a comfortable, substantial looking
sort ot girl, with fresh color, wann
brown eyes acd a definite way of
doing things. George could tell that
hy the way she put one firm brown
hand cm the knob of the door.
"May I come ra?" she ask?d. "Tsst
this the Gray bungalow?"
Assuring her that it was, George
stumbled over a chair in his hurry to
open the door. He begged her to be
seated and after she bad composed
herself comfortably In one of the
wide wicker chairs, he sat down op
"You're Just the person I want to
see," she said, and George felt flat
tered. "You Bee, I'm Miss Stace. Ami
Stace. And I'm visiting my brother,
Walter Stace. 1 came for only a few
weeks, but he wants me to stay the
winter. You know, brother's an in
structor at the college, and like all
the rest of them he's as poor as a
church moase. So I told htm ?
wqpWrr*t stay unless 1 could earn
enough money to take care of my
self, rm not a bk oiever, and I don't
know bow to teach or do anything,
But the other day I had an Mea.
"I hate to play cards and I lore to
take cara of children-that's Just the
opposite of most of the women about
here. There's a oard ctub at least
once a week-and cord parties m be
tween and trips to town for shop
ping and the matinee And all the
girls who are married to faculty peo
ple get their husbands to take care
of their children afternoons when
they want to hav?j a good time. 60 1
thought I'd be not mother's helper,
exactly but-a father's helper.
Ann ended her recital breathless
"Isnt it a Jolly idea?" she went on.
"And it isn't a bit expensive for you
fathers. Club afternoons I entertain
the children for fifteen cents apiece
and call for and deliver them, too.
For a quarter apiece I take them on
other days-private treatment, you
know, and I have to charge more, fo
there ain't so many children those
"Walter's .wile knows Mrs. Gray
not very well, but they belong to the
same club. So she sent me over to
see you. I thought maybe you'd be
ono of my customers."
For the first time Ann stopped
long enough to let George explain.
She looked at him appealingly from
her soft brown eyes.
"Buc I tn not Mr. Gray." said
George, with real regret. "I'm Just
Mr. Walton. The Grays have gone
unexpectedly to California, and Tve
taken their bungalow. You see, I
"Oh, I'm so sorry," apologized
Ann? *1 muet have seemed so
stupid. 1 really beg your pardon."
George was easting about for an
excuse to detain the tharming Ann,
when Patsy ran into the room. He
had bright Mw? ?yee and bright yel
low hair. His fa?e was pink and
freckled aad his baby lips smiled
bewitchingly SM ha F&n confidently
up to Georg?.
"Oh, but after all," said Ann, when
she saw the boy, "maybe you do want
me. Isn't he a dear!"
"Isn't he, now?" said George with
t^rvor, as an idea for seeing more
of Ann came into his head.
"And Mrs, Walton does play cards,
[ suppose?* questioned Ann.
"Why-you see-" blundered
George, "Mrs. Walton's not here."
"Oh!" Ann's monosyllable was
comprehensive. The scene before
her became a tragedy. She noted
the absence of a button on George's
coat-the apparent embarrassment
of the big man who was trying to fill
a, mother's place to the small boy
the child's gleeful Ignorance of the
whole situation. Mentally Ann
dubbed the mother heartless, a brute.
"Then you do want me sometimes,
don't you?" she said finally. "I
know I could help you make the hoy
Before she went George made ar
rangements for her to come every
morning at 10 to take the cherub
Patsy for two hours. "I'd rather not
have the boy with other children,"
he said honestly. "But if you'll Just
keep him here at the house-while I
try to write a blt-tl wouhl help me
ever so much. I've got a very good
If this was a meeting of the Moth
ers' Club-lt was Informal Indeed!
Scattered over the sands or playing
In the water were a score of children
in bathing suits, happy looking, sun
burned healthy looking boys and girls.
fiFarther up the beach in the shade of
several wind-blo/wn cedars, a dozen
promen were engaged In spreading a
?picnic meal. They, too, were garbed
Knost informally In bathing dresses of
every description and they were gay
and laughing and thinking of every
thing else except Mrs. Hibberd Hec
tor when 6be walked" into their midst,
charmingly gowned, smiling tolerant
ly, yet with an air of offended dignity
pervading her whole bearing. Never
before had this high of9d'_l of rae
State Union of Mothers' ciubs been
BO received when she honored an or
ganization with her presence.
"Mrs. Armstrong?" ehe asked sweet
From the group of startled women
there came a tall, well-proportioned
young woman, with a calm self-pos
sessed manner and steady gray eyes
that searched Mra Hibberd Hector's
handsome countenance with puzzled
inquiry in their depths. She wore hf*
bathing dress with unconscious 6.au
and she held out a slender, sun-tanned
hand to the visitor.
"How do you do T she asked -courte
"I am Mrs. Hibberd Hector," ex
plained that lady. "I rather expected
-a-dlffere&t sort of a reception, you
know, dear Mrs. Armstrong. More for
mal, you know!"
"Of course you would have received
It, Mrs. Hector," paid Mrs. Armstrong
quietly, "if we had expected you to
day. I assure you we have made ev
ery, preparation for tomorrow."
"Tomorrow?" repeated Mrs. Hib
berd Hector, feeling for her notebook
and adjusting her lorgnette. "I'm sure
the date was for today-the twenty
eighth-dear "me, I can't tell whether
this ls an eight or a nine-so provok
ing!" She peered nearsightedly at
her own hieroglyphics.
"Your date was for^tbe twenty-ninth
-I am so sorry you have been incon
venienced, Mrs. Hector; but it ls not
too late for us to arrange the meeting
for this a/ternoon. There are some^
details of tbe entertainment that "will
be lacking but our welcome will be
Just as cordial and we Bhall enjoy
your talk. Let me present the mem
bers of the Mothers' club."
Mrs. Hibberd Hector graciously
shook hands with the members of the
Mothers* cfub and remembered the
names, too. They were a hearty,
healthy, handsome looking lot of
women, too, she admitted to herself
and they looked as If they had al
ready sorved some of the problems
over which 6he Btlll knitted her
brows. When it was suggested that
they a-Il return to leamington and
hold the meeting as planned, and as
worthy of their aonored guest, Mrs.
Hibberd Hector vetoed the idea and
offered to talk to them there on the
beach after the luncheon was served.
It was stn unusual occasion for
Mrs. Hibberd Hector and she gradu
ally unbent to meet these simple
hearted, well mannered women on
their own ground. She was persuad
ed to don an extra bathing dress that
had been brought along and she, too.
sported in the rising tide and became
intimately acquainted with more chil
dren In an hour than she hnd ever
done in her life before. Mrs. Hibberd
Hectc- submitted to being ducked un
der tue water; Mrs. Hector played
du_ k-on-a-rock and learned to skip
flat stones on the? water.
All this happened after the tooth
some picnic meal where there were
clams and green corn roasted then
and there and all sorta of good things
prepared by these women who knew
how to be mothers in so many differ
ent ways that Mrs. Hibberd.Hector's
theories were all knocked askew.
After the meal had been disposed of
and all of them, mothers and chil
dren and honored guest, had dis
ported in the water, they emerged a
dripping rompany and seated them
selves on the beach.
"Now, Mrs. Hector." said the presi
dent, with an arm around each of her
two children, "if you will pardon the
extreme informality of the meeting,
we would he honored to have you ad
There w-as a gentle hand clapping
and they all looked at the honored
guest, who had quite forgotten to re
move her bathing cap. From under
its rim there peered a small brown
curl, escaped from its confinement
Mrs. Hibberd Hector looked around
at the audience assembled to hear
ber, at their quiet, well-behaved chil
dren, all watching her expectantly,
gravely, and suddenly her subject,
"How to Hold Your Child's Love," ap
peared unavailing before these women
who had already discovered the secret.
All at once a little two-year-old girl
who hnd been watching the honored
guest with silent admiration toddled
over to Mrs. Hector and bent a mimd
and rosy face to hers, "i'd like to
kiss dat tunning 'ittle turi," she an
nounced and forthwith did kiss it to
find herself wrapped close in the em
brace of Mr3. Hibberd Hector.
"Ladies," she said i.. a mufiled
voice, "pray excuse me from address
ing you-my subject was chosen in
Ignorance and I have learned more
in this brief hour than 1 could teach
you In a lifetime!"
Stuck to His End of the Game.
Rupert Hughes, author of "Excuse
Me," has been engaged ia writing*
plays since he was nine years old, at
which age he not only wrote a play,
but starred In it. The premiere of tho
first Hughes ofay netted 80 cents, and
lt enjoyed a considerable run, but in
the end the star's older brother kept
all but 50 cents of the total receipts.
Since then Mr. Hughes limited feb en- !
deavors to writing.
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 'Jlerk 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
sf rvice 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. 0. P. & 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 tile iu the office of the
Clerk of the Cour* of Common
Pleas and General Sessions, in and
for thc County of Edgefield, and
May 28th, 1912.
Bankrupt's _Petition_ For
~ Discharge. _
In the District Court of [the
For the district of S. C.
In the matter of B. H. Miller,
To the Honorable ILA. M.Smithe
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; th?t he
has duly surrendered all his prop
es ty 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 dav of May, A. D.
1913. 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 on
the 8 day of July, A. D. 1912, be
fore said Court at Charleston, S. C.
in said District, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon,and that notice thereof
be published in the Edgefield Ad
vertiser a newspaper printed in said
District, and that all known credi
tors and other persons in interest
may appear at the said time and
place and show canse, if any they
bare, 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 to 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. I-Iutson,
A Word to Kodakers
1 am carrying a nice line
of cameras and kee j) films
in stock all the time. Noth
ing but right fresh stock
offered for sale.
Geo. F. Mims
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,1
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.
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