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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1912
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. Gus Merrimon came over
from Sumter and spent several days
1?re last week. He returned Thurs
day accompanied by Mrs. Merrimon.
Mr. T. B. Culbreatb is contem
plating moving his family to Edge
field later in the fall. Edgefield will
extend a warm welcome to these
We have just received a fresh
shipment of the celebrated Norris
candy, which is second to none on
FOR SALE-Sixteen Essex pigs,
Can n_ate, not kin.
J. D. Kemp,
10-2-2t Kirksey, S. C.
For pretty girls and handsome
boys, the session of 1912-13 has
already become famous. Cupid is
greatly elated over his prospects
also for a successful year.
Eliza Mims' specimens of photo
graph work in Mr. W. A. Hart's
windows; children a specialty
studio at residenoe.
Mrs. Emmie Rankin of Jackson
ville, Fla., visited her brother, Mr.
Beauregard Timmons, last week.
She visited relatives at Wiuterseat
atid in Greenwood befere coming to
Miss Madge Turner left Saturday
foj; Baltimore to take special les
sons in vocal culture. Besides being
a vocalist of unusual gifts, Miss
Madge performs beautifully on the
The regular service at the Bap
tist church Sunday aight was a
welcome service to the faculty and
student body of the S. C. C. L, Dr.
Jeffries selecting as his subject,
*'The pleasures of preparation."
The annual notice of the county
treasurer is published in this issue,
giving the state, county and special
levies. If yOu remember what
amount you returned your property
at you can figure out your taxes.
What about your fall printing?
The Advertiser job office is turning
out some first-class work almost
every day. Better send in your or
ders. Satisfaction guaranteed on
?very job sent out.
Miss Ellie Mae Miller, a daughter
of Mr. James L. Miller of Collier,
went to Gaffney last Wednesday to
enter Limestone. Her father has
been thoughtful enough to send her
The Advertiser for the session.
The commissioners of Federal
and State and County elections
beld a preliminary meeting Mon
day. Another meeting will be h?ld
In about ten days for the purpose
of appointing managers and pub
lishing notices of election.
Calhoun A. Mays, Esq., who is
now a prominent yoang lawyer of
the Greenwood bar, spent Wednes
day and Thursday last here on
business. His narie has been one of
the latest additions lo The Adver
tiser's subscription list.
Rev. C. E. Bailey has returned
from the South Carolina presbytery.
Through hisiniiuence Edgefield and
?Saluda counties were taken from
the South Carolina presbytery and
annexed to the Charleston presby
Mrs. M. J. Green, who resides in
Xancaster county, is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Coch
ran. She is accompanied by her pretty
little daughter. The friends of Mrs.
Green will be happy to learn that
ber health has greatly improved.
She spent most of the summer in
the mountains of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sullivan
..spent several hours in town Satur
day while en route from a visit to
their sister and brothers who reside
at the old home near Horn's Creek.
They were accompanied by their
four sweet little girls. The oldest
.one has promised to write a letter
from her school for The Adverti
Miss Jean Corrie is visiting rela
tives in Edgefield, having stopped
bere while en route to her home in
2iew Orleans from Montreat, N. C.,
.where she spent tho summer with
ber cousins, ?Miss Grace Tompkins
and Mr. D. A. Tompkins. Miss
Corrie possesses very decided talent
as an artist, having only recently
painted a portrait of Governor-elect
.Locke Craige of North Carolina.
Misses Mary Strother and Elise
Lake will return to the Confederate
Home school in Charleston today.
The petit jury for the second
week is published in this issue. A
third jury will be drawn next week.
Mr. Lee Holmes of Charleston,
a son of the late Baron Holmes,
visited relatives here Monday.
Look through our advertisement
column? and see what valuable real
estate will be sold at public outcry
The fall term cf court of general
sessions will convene next Monday,
with the Hon. S. W. G. Shi pp as
Mrs. W. L. Dunovaut left Edge
field on Friday to attend a mission
ary assemblage of the Presbyterian
church at Donalds.
Mrs. W. P. Calhoun has returned
from a delightful visit to her broth
er, John A. Boykin, Esq., in At
Married, Sunday afternoon, Sep
tember 30, by Rev. P. B. Lanham,
Miss Mary Shaw and Mr. G. B.
Lanham, at the residence of the
officiating minister. _
$?Mr. J. D. Holstein left this morn
ing for New York to purchase a
stock of holiday goods for Penn &
Holstein. He was accompanied by
Mr. A. R. Nicholson has moved
his family to Edgefield to reside,
occupying the residence of Mr. W.
W. Sheppard. The people of our
town extends them a most cordial
Mr. W. (X Lynch has employed
Mr. Charles Roper to serve as sales
man at the Lynch drug store. Mr.
Roper will be pleased to have his
friends call upon him at this popu
Mr. V. E. Mims hae resigned his
position with the Lynch drug store
and has returned to his hometown,
Timmonsville. Mr. Mims icuves
many friends in Edgefield who re
gretted his departure from among
The steady growth of The Ad
vertiser's subscription list is ex
ceedingly gratifying. Scarcely a
day passes without the addition of
the name of some good, representa
tive citizen to our list.
You fussed all day and some time
times all night in August beoause
of the intense heat. Now don't be
gin fussin' just because the bracing
air of October is suggestive of the
approach of winter.
"Who will be the first pupil of the
public schools of the county to send
the fi m school letter to The Ad
vertiser? After all of the schools
open at least half a dozen should
appear every week.
Rev. and Mrs. E. T. Snuggs re
turned on Saturday night from a
visit to the Woman's Missionary
Union of Darlington and Chester
field associations. They are at pres
ent boarding at Mrs. Melliohamp's
near the college.
The young man who desires to
make his best girl smile more sweet
ly than is her wont should go
straightway to the Timmons drug
store and purchase a box of candy
that has just arrived by express.
Try it and if she fails to smile The
Advertiser will ''pay the freight."
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will meet at the resi
dence of Mrs. J. L. Mims on Mon
day afternoon October 7, at 4
o'clock. All members are cordially
invited to be prepent. Officers will
be' elected, and a report of the re
cent state convention in Anderson
will be made.
In the matter of working early
and late, Mr. Abney Parkscan put
the busy bee and the indefatigable
little ant to shame. And the best
part of it is Abnev goes about his
work whistling. When have you
seen him in a bad humor, notwith
standing the fact that he daily deals
with all sorts and conditions of
men and women. He either exercis
es wonderful tact or has a saintly
Mr. Rubenstein's millinery open
ing has not failed to attract the
ladies who were cordially received
by Miss Gramlin, assisted by Miss
Ida Covar who has had large expe
rience in pleading the Edgefield
millinery huyers. Mr. Rubenstein
is highly delighted with hin open
ing. Miss Gramlin is to be con
gratulated upon her splendid dis
play of beautiful millinery which
indicates that the purchaser has un
Rev. John Lake Visited His
My Dear Jule: Eight years ago
to-day I sailed from San Francisco
for China. By a sweet coincidence,
my wife and I were privileged to
accept to-day the graceful hospitali
ty of Gov. and Mrs. J. C. Shep
pard in the delightful reception they
gave us; and tonight my mind is
going over that meeting with old
friends and over the events of thc
past three days-days crowded with
the scenes and the memories of my
boyhood days in dear old Edgebeld
and Edgefield countj.
For several weeks we have been
enjoying the hospitality of hoims
like yours in the town, and like
Brother Littlejohn'* in the country,
and enjoying the blessed fellowship,
of old friends in the churches from
Republican all the way to Bethel
skipping some, to which we hope
to go later-and now the past three
days took me to my very home!
Mrs. Lake and I were fortunata
to have the guidance and guardian
ship of Mrs. Mamie Norris Tillman
on the trip-a guidance and a guar
dianship like your own dear Flor
ence's-and we met more friends
and enjoyed more royal hospitality
in three days than a book of a
thousand pages could record.
Up tho old Blocker road we went,
by ancient Blockerville, of which
no trace is left, past the Blocker
cemetery where lie generations of
my ancestors, past the "old Lake
place" where I first saw the light
and the private burying giound,
where lie my father's parents-on,
on, through the scenes of my boy
hood, fraught with memories too
tender, too sacred for utterence, to
the very top of Boles Mountain, to
the highest house in the county,
and about the highest evidence of
Edgefield county enterprise. How
Mr. and Mrs. Will Strom and their
sweet children did take the way
farers in, on that rainy night be
fore the Sunday meeting of the
"union" at Mountain creek, and on
the night following; how I contrast
ed that splendid villa-home with
the bare rock on which Col. James
T. Bacon and I sat and ate our
lunch one day, Borne twenty years
ago; how my heart leaped when I
stood before the great congregation
at Mountain creek, the church of
my ancestors nearly a century ago,
how can I find words to express it?
Spend eight years in a foreign
land, amid plagues and typhoons
and mobs and revolution and lone
ly, pitiless toiling-no longer lone
ly, thank God and her! drink only
boiled water in that tropical land,
preach only in a foreign tongue
and then come back to native land
and childhood haunts and graves of
father and mother and kindred and
friends-come back to such kind
ness and hospitality, to such ready
response to your own heart's ap
peal-and you will know-not
On the return journey we dined
in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Minick-beloved cousins,
with other beloved cousins and
friends; we plucked a spray of my
mother's favorite star jessamine
that she and I planted together near
ly thirty years ago; we stood at the
grave of the sainted great grand
mother who dedicated me, a babe
in arms, to the ministry-they even
say to the work of a missionary;
passed the homes, the Pleasant Lane
store, the bridge, the ford, the for
ests and the fields-all mine, mine,
by siiiht of memory's might and
love's conquest-my homes, the
homes of my people! and I am
back in dear old Edgefield, ready
to meet the preaching engagements
of the next few months-till June
- ind then ready to sail for eight
more years in China, happier,
younger, better, by God's grace,
for the pilgrimage to all those
sacred shrines and familiar scenes.
God bless the people, old and
young, white and black, to whom
I spoke the word of Life during
thone hallowed days, and, shall I
say it in closing, God bless that
sweet mother of Edgefield's first
foreign missionary who sits in ber
old home so near to the tomb of
lier own ''June" Nicholson, and
God raised up thosr who are to take
her place and our6 when wo too
have gone to be with the great
Head of the church.
Edgefield, S. C.
WANTED: The Cosmopolitan
Group requires the service of a
representative in Edgefield and sur
rounding territory, to look after sub
scription renewals, and to extend
circulation by special methods
which have proved unusually suc
cessful. Salary and commission.
Previous experience desirable but
not essential. Whole time or spare
time. Address, with references,
Charles C. Schwer, The Cosmopoli
tan Group, 381 Fourth ?Ave., New
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due'and payable be
tween thc 15th day of October, 1912,
and December 3ist, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
be;.paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
petrSilty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
15th of March. After which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1912 are
For State purposes 5 3-4 mills.
" Ordinary County 41-2 "
14 Cons. School tax 3 "
" Special County tax 2 3-4 "
" Bacon S. D, Special 2 "
*- Edgefield S. D. 2 "
V Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 5 "
V Collier S. D. 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D 4 "
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
" Plum Branch S. D. No 1 5 "
" White Town SD 3 M
" Trenton SD 2 "
Ward SD. 2 "
" Moss SD 3 "
Parksville SD 3 "
" Washington SD 2 "
44 Oak Grove SD 3 "
44 Red Hill SD 2 1-2 "
?? Shaw 2 44
44 R R Bonds Wise T's'p 11-4 44
44 R R Bonds Pickens 3 "
44 RR Bonds Johnston 3 44
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
" R R Bonds Blocker 1:' "
" ?. Bonds Town Edgefield 1-2 "
44 School Bonds 1 "
44 Town of Edgefield
Corporation Purposes 10 "
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
One Dollar each. A capitation tax of
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of IS and 55
yearn must pay S2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in thc
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Mims,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Was Too Valuable.
In thc soft firelight even thc
boarding house sitting room looked
cosey au-1, attractive. The warmth
and comfort thawed the heart of the
In an expansive moment he turn
ed to the landlady, who was his on
ly companion in the room. Clasp
ing her hand fondly, he murmercd:
"Will you be my wife?"
The woman did not start or blush;
cc maidenly coyness shone from
her dear, told eyes, as she replied
'"Let me see. You have been
here four years. You have never
once grumbled at the food, or fail
ed to pay your bill promptly and
without question. No, sir; I'm sor
ry, but I cannot marry you. You're
too good a boarder to be put on the
We Are Outfi
to the p
field county tl
of fall and wi
the country a
prices very re
See our la
men. All we
the popular c
fit you in a
We sell the
Try a Pair of Crossett
Every Pair Guaranteed
They represent the
Dorn & Mims
^HIIIII ii1 ii"iM? mi mn i i i i
Baptist church services 11:30 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. Evening subject,
"Dealing with evil doers," Pastor
A special feature of the Metho
dist service at Trenton next Sun
day afternoon at 4 o'clock will be
a solo by Miss Roseva Harrison,
"For yon I am praying." Let every
body in and around Trenton attend
nome service the first Sunday in
J. R. Walker.
Rally Service at Trenton.
Despite the dark and threaten
ing weather a good many attended
the Sunday school rally at Trenton
Methodist church last Sunday
night. A good service was held.
The people sang heartily. Talks
were made by Mr. W. M. Leppaid,
Mr. W. D. Holland and the pastor.
J. R. Wal Ker.
Splendid Rally Day.
The Sunday school rally it Edge
field Methodist church was a decid
The classes were well represent
ed. Good reports were made by
teaeben Interesting talks were
given by Mr. B. E. Nicholson,
teacher of men's class and Mr. J.
Si. Cobb, superintendent of Sunday
school. The singing was lively and
The school is supporting a na
tive worker in China beginning
August SI, 1912. An offering was
taken for this.
The main offering was for Ep
On next Sunday the three lowest
grades in the school begin to use
the graded literature.
During the past year the im
provements in the school a.e:
1. Support of native missionary.
2. Graded lessons planned for.
'?. Men's class organized and en
rolled as Wesley Adult class.
4. Two classes already organized
have lately been enrolled at head
quarters, the young ladies, and the
teacher training class.
5. Enrollment hugely increased.
Officers, teachers and pupils de
J. lt. Walker.
Farm For Sale.
I offer for sale 83^ acres of good
land li miles from the Edgefield
school, adjoining lands of Mr. Mil
ton Parker and M. H. Deal. Terms
of sale, $2,000, one-half cash and
the balance in four years, $250 per
year at 7 per cent, interest. Titles
F. L. PARKER. Johnson, S. JC
tiers for boys
eople of Edge
hat our stock
nter goods is
e have pur
it from the
nd can make
rge stoc? of
for boys and
aves in all of
olorf. Let us
new fall hat
or Selz-Schawb shoes,
to Give Satisfaction,
very acme of &tyle.
WANTED-A man in Edgefield
that ean produce results to handle*
a money making proposition. Write
itating experience in suiiciting and
bow much time you can give to it.
W, Box 476, Columbia, S. C.
FOR SALE: Appier seed oats at
70 cents per bushel. Georgia Blue
Stem YYheat, made 24 bushels per
acre this year, at $1.50 per bushel.
L. G. Watson,
0-ll-4t. Trenton, S. C.
FOR SALE-Furnished hotel in?
Lo A'n of Edgefield, centrally locat
ed, well establibhed business. Terms
reasonable. Apply to
Mrs. D. S. DuBose,
Box 75 Edgefield, S. C.
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~-t- fit and workmanship we are =;g
mg them also. We are on the gj.
?! corner of satisfaction and jus- gj"
gf; tice streets, opposite depot. =j?
555 Watch for display at the Stf
Sin county fair. gS
I 0. P. Bright_ I
Large stoek of wagon aud buggy
harness, also parts of harness. See
our saddles, bridles and blanket*
Ramsey & Jones.