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The following announces the ap
proaching nuptials of two young
people who are widely beloved
throughout the county:
*'Mr. and Mrs. James Talton
Mims announce the approaching
marriage of their daughter Martha
Huges and Mr. Henry Hughes Hill
on Thursday, December the twenty
sixth, nineteen hundred and twelve
Edgefield, South Carolina."
Meeting of Dixie Chapter.
The Dixie Auxiliary met at the
home of Mrs. C. E. May Monday
afternoon, December 8. The ob
ject of the meeting was to re-organ
ize. As many of the young ladies
are away attending college it was
necessary to eleot new officers. Miss
Sadie Mims was elected president
and Miss Maria Hill treasurer. All
-of the other officers were re-elected.
Quite a large reception was planned
for December 27 at Mrs. J. E.
No Paper Next Week.
In order that those who work on
The Advertiser may have a short
season for rest and recreation, the
issue of next week will be omitted.
vThe custom of not publishing an
issue Chrstmas week was establish
ed by The Advertiser possibly a
quarter of a century ago, and it is
likewise observed by most of the
weekly papers in the state. Watch
for the first issue of the new year.
It will be full of news, good cheer
and good wishes for 1913.
Honor Roll For Plum Branch
School, Third Month.
10th grade: Watkins Collier,
Lula Self, Ralph Sturkey, Sudie
Self, Arnold Miller.
9th grade: Oscar Starkey, Irene
Holloway, Jaunita Miller, Bryan
White, Janie Miner, Nellie Bodie,
8th grade: Esther Lassiter, Lil
lie Walker, Evangeline Wideman,
Lucile Humphreys, Mary Emma
Freeland, Leona Bodie, Frank
Freeland, Mozelle Kitchings.
Ready for Parcels Post.
Postmaster J. P. Ouzts and his
capable assistant, Capt. W. A. Col
lett, have everything in readiness
for the operation of the parcels post,
law which becomes effective on the
1st of January. One provision of
the law is that only distinctive par
cel post stamps can be U6ed. The
ordinary stamps cannot be affixed to
fourth-class matter after the 1st of
January. The name and address of
the sender of the package must ap
pear on the package- Unless these
two provisions of the law are ob
served, the postmaster will not for
ward packages that are mailed or
deposited in the office.
At the regular meeting Tuesday
night the Knights of Pythias elect
ed the following officers to serve
for the year 1913: Dr. j. S. Byrd,
Chancellor Commander; Rev. P. P.
Blalock, vice chance llor; J.L.Mims,
prelate; R. C. Padgett, Keeper of
Records and Seal; N. M. Jones, Mas
ter of Finance; Dr. C. P. DeVore,
Master of Exchequer; D. Calvin
Morgan, Master at Arms; John
Rainsford, Master of Work; W. H.
Hading, Outer Guard; C.V.ilolmes,
The knights will hold their an
nual banquet early after the holi
Heed the Last Call.
As this is the last issue of The
Advertiser for the year 1912, this
is the last call we will make to
those who are in arrears with their
eubscription before revising our list.
Should your name be dropped, you
can blame no one except yourself.
You have been given ample notice
and have had every reasonable op
portunity to pay up, as dozens of
others have done. In the first is
sue in January we will publish the
NA MES OF ALL WHO PAID IN
DECEMBER, giving the date to
which they paid. Would you not
like to have your name on this
HONOR ROLL? We find no
pleasure in dropping names from
our list, but the government will not
allow a newspaper to carry delin
quents for an indefinite period.
Furthermore, it costs so much to
publish such a paper as The Adver
tiser is now that we can not afford
to carry those who will not pay. If
you are still in arrears and we have
to part company the first of the new
year, do not blame The Advertiser.
You know we have always dealt
generously with out patrons. If
you can not come in person, send in
a money order for the amount due,
at the rate of $1.50 per annum.
. Timely Information.
For public information and for
the benefit of those who are unin
formed on the subject, the Insur
ance Commissioner warns all per
sons who sell fireworks that they
should see to it that they have a
special permit attached to their in
surance policies, covering the sale
of fireworks. If this be not done,
the policy is void, aid, in case of
los% there will be a chance of the
assured being unable to recover on
bis insurance. ,
The same applies to the storage
of benzine, gasoline, or other in
flamable substances; but particular
attention is directed to the fire
works at this season of the year.
Monument to Dr. Gwaltney.
The Advertiser publishes with
pleasure the following ^tter and
subjoined article from ch? Rome
i paper, both of which are self-explan
Editor Edgetield Advertiser:
If not asking too much will you j
be kind enough to give space to j
the enclosed clipping?
A few of the former students of j
I Dr. L. R. Gwaltney,. who made his)
home in your city for many years,
have undertaken a work in which
we hope to show our love and ap
! predation for what he did for us.
! Realizing that so many of his near
iest and dearest relations were with
the EdgefieW community, we feel]
that it is but just to tell this com
munity of our undertaking and in
j vite all who would like to do so to
I help us.
Thanking you for your kindness,
! I remain
Mrs. J. C. Harris,
Rome, Ga., Dec. 9, 1912, 3rd Ave.
Raising Fund For Monument To
tho Late Dr. L. R. Gwaltney.
Former students of Dr. L. R.
Gwaltney are raising a fund to
erect a monument over the last J
resting place of this noted educator]
and minister in Myrtle Hill. Dr.
Gwaltney was an influence for good
over hundred.-* of young women
with whom he came in contact and
there is no doubt that the former |
president of Shorter and of Judson
will be honored in this beautiful
way by the alumnae of these institu
tions. Whiie the movement is in
augurated by former pupils, friends
ot* Dr. Gwaltney are invited to con
The following self explanatory
'letter is being sent out by those in
terested : '
'You may know that our former
beloved teacher, Dr. Luther Rice
Gwaltnej, died in Rome, Ga.,
I July 18th, 1910, and lies buried in
beautiful Myrtle Hill Cemetery of
I that place. Some of us, his form
er students, who love him, have
never lost hope that a day will
come when we may join our endeav
ors and raise a monument to his
memory. We are sure that all who
were inspired- to a better, higher
living through his example and
teaching, will gladly assist in this
loving service. There are those
who suggest that some noble charity
would have been chosen by Dr.
[Gwaltney as a memorial to him
self. This is doubtless true, for he
was capable of any self-effacement
and if we heed the lessons of his
life, we will not neglect those
whom he loved, for "the poor we
have with us always," but this dear
ambition to mark his resting place,
has become to us the box of pre
cious ointment; it is in meaning far j
beyond the works of life or time,
the very perfume of the Spirit it-|
self. We want to do this for him.
Shorter and Judson colleges will
place portraits of Dr. Gwaltney in
their memorial halls, but we will
carve our love in ever enduring
stune to place upon his grave.
Contributions may be sent to any
of the persons whose addresses are
Mrs. C. G. Davidson, (Jennebel
Barker); Mrs. W. H. Weatherly,
(Alice Stone); Mrs. T. L. Robinson,
[Kate Hillyer); Anniston. Ala.;
Mrs. J. C. Harris, (Kate Robeson);
Mrs. C. E. Woodruff, (Lula Bruce);
I Letter From Pine Grove School.
As the pleasure of reading a let
ter in your paper from any mem
ber of our school has not been m.ne
I will try my luck and if the first
escapes the waste basket I will
write ag un.
Ona little hill just a few yards
from Mr. S. T. Williams' store
(surrounded by a grove of pine
(trees stands our school house. Be
ing surrounded as it is it was giv
[ en the tam 3 of Pine Grove School
and I am s ire no other name could
have suited it so well. We have as
our teacher a young lady from your
town, Miss Mamie Cheatham. We
all like her very much. It was
your loss and our gain to be so for
tunate as to have her in our neigh
borhood if only for a short while.
We have eighteen- pupils on roll j
ranging in grades from the firs
the eighth. I am thirteeu yt
old and am in the sixth gr?
Some young man has kindly
8ented Miss Mamie with one of
best ma kes of buggy whips for
pupils' benefit. Miss Mamie i
she did like to get presents and
pecially useful ones. That w
occupies a prominent place in
school room and we boys fear
will reap the benefit of it only
Time with its trials and ph
ures has sped swiftly by and w
joyful hearts we will soon welco
merry Christmas again. Miss 1
mie has kindly consented to let
have a Christmas tree Tuesday e
ning Dec. 24, and we are expeoti
a jolly good time. Our school v
close Dec. 24 until Jan. 6th fori
holiday season. I expect those w
are going to have only a week I
Christmas are feeling pretty b
over it, for I know we would
feel bad if our teacher should spe
unly ono week for holidays.
Our community regrets .ve
much to part with Mr. and M
James Reames and children. Th
will aove to their home near C
lison next week.
Mrs. J. B. Pardue has been
for the past two weeks, but I a
glad to say she is now improvii
rapidly. Her daughter Mrs. A.
Norman from Greenwood bas be
visiting at the home of her paren
duriug her mother's illness.
Miss Maggie Harling spent se
eral days last week with her sist
Mrs. M G. Collins, of Ouztsvill
who is also on the sick list.
Messrs. J. W. Parkman and '.
F. Logan spent last Sunday ai
Monday in Greenwood.
I hope to hear from Flat Ro<
again. I enjoyed the letter ve
Merry Christmas and happy Ne
Year to you Mr. Mims and all tl
readers of your paper.
T<. mmie Parkman.
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Plum Branch School.
Dear Mr. Editor: Will you a
low me space in your valuable p
per for a few words from Plui
I am a member of the high schoo
Our teacher is Mr. C. H. Fowle
We like him fine, altho' like a
other school teachers, his patienc
is sometimes taxed very much. W
are called in at 9 o'clock, and ar
dismissed at 4, with an hour :
noon. Our High School menibei
are as follows:
10th grade-Watkins Colliei
Lula Self, Sudie Self, Ralph S*?ui
key, Arnold Miller.
9th grade-Oscar Sturkey, Iren
Holloway, Juanita Miller, Brya
White, Nellie Bodie, Janie Minei
8th grade-Esther Lassiter
Evangeline Wideman, Lily Walli
er. Mary Emma Freeland, Leon
Bodie, Lucile Humphrey, Mozell
Kitchings and Frank Freeland
We all were very sorry that ou
school could not join the others ii
their parade at the fair, but wi
hope that next year we can joii
them, for our school will probably
be larger and we can help out muct
Our assistant teachers are doing
nicely with their work, and I thinfe
that all of their pupils have learned
the first lesson. They seem to be
very much interested, Miss Lowman
teaching the first, secoud, third and
fourth grades, and Miss Crouch
teaching the fifth, sixth and severn
We are all looking forward for
a glorious time Xmas, and we trust
that Old Santa" will remember
all the boys and girls, "specially
Jim." Our teacher has promised
us two weeks ..of holidays, and we
are anticipating some fine par
ties, as we have them already en
Our Sunday school was well at
tended last Sunday morning, and
directly afterwards the people en
joyed a sermon from the 23rd
psalm preached by Rev. George
Monroe Sexton of Innland, S. C.
Last Sunday night our B. Y. P.
H. was also well attended, the sub
ject of the lesson being "The in
telligence of faith." Those on the
program were, Miss Irene Hollo
way, Mr. John Self; Mr. Jasper
Wells, and a talk by our faithful
president, Mr. Thomas M. C. Al
lister. We are grieved to state
that he has resigned his position,
his resignation going into effect on
the first Sunday night in January.
Miss Lowman, Miss Crouch, Mi.
C. H. Fowler, Mr. Jim Collier, and
Mr. John Self are on a committe to
appoint a new president. Those
on program for next Sunday night
are Mr. Jim Collier, Rev. J. E.
Freeman, Miss Dorothy Miller, Mr.
Ralph Sturkey, Miss Lula Self, Mr.
John Self, Miss Grace Wells, Miss
Miss Bessie Holloway, Mrs. Will
Crawford, Little Elsie Sandel s and
Mr. Arnold Miller are on tho sick
list this week, but we sincerely hope
that they will soon be well again. ;
Miss Eva Freeland visited rela
tives in Georgia last week, aid re
turned home Sunday reporting a
Misses Lula and Sudie Self en
tertained Miss Kellie Bodie at their
home on Monday night last. Miss
Grace Wells also entertained Mips
Leona Lowman on Saturday night
Miss Pearl Hawthrone, the tesch
er of Union School No. 2, made a
week-end visit to her home at Don
alds, S. C. last week on account of
the illness of her sister, Miss An
Well, Mr. Editor hoping that I
have not written too muoh, will bid
you adieu. A merry Xmas and a
happy New Year to all.
Plum Branch, S. C.
AU persona owning property of any
kind Whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
make returns of the tame to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 10th day of Eebru- :
sry in any year.
AU male citizens between the ages
of SI and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable pol li.
The 60 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
army representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper's, Wednesday Jan. 15.
Meriwether, Thursday Jan. 16.
Collier, Friday Jan. 17.
Red Hill, Saturday Jan. 18.
Clark's Monday Jan. 20.
Modoc, Tuesday Jan. 21.
Parksville, Wednesday Jan. 22.
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan. 23.
Morgan's Store, Friday Jan. 24.
Liberty Hill, Saturday Jan. 25.
Cleora, Monday Jan. 27.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday Jan. 28.
Meeting Street, Wednesday Jan. 29.
Johnston, Thursday Jan. 30.
Herin's Store, Friday Jan. 31.
Trenton, Saturday Feb. 1.
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of February as prescribed
J. R. TIM M ERM AN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
Ten Things to do This Month.
Find out what your year's work
has profited you; take an inventory
and find out what you are worth,
and if your fanning bas paid.
2. Get ready for next year's
work; lay out the crops; find out
what you need in the way o. tools,
stock, fertilizers, etc., and arrange
to farm on a business basis.
3. Take at least one day off and
visit your school and encourage the
teacher and pupil a little; help the
children with their studies and keep
4. Make that split-log drag and
put it to work now while you have
time; fix up the farra roads and the
walks abo ut the house.
5. Look after fences; clean up
stumps, dig ditches, fill gullies,
drain wet lands.
?. Set out fruit tress, 6hade trees,
shrubs and perennial vines
7. Haul out the manure as made
and spread it on the fields, be sure
to give thc garden a good coat.
8. Plow clay lands and those
wanted for very early crops, taking
special care to guard against winter
washing; sow rye on plowed lands,
9. Kill the hogs as soon as their
condition and the weather permit;
keep close watch on all stock and
about the poultry houses.
10. Make the winter evenings
pleasant; provide plenty of fuel,
good lights, good books and papers
and some games and music.
KEEP THE KIDNEYS WELL.
Health is Worth Saving and
Some Edgefield People
Know How to Save lt.
Many Edgefield people take their
lives in their hands by neglecting
the kidneys when they know these
organs need help. Weak kidneys
are responsible fora vast amount of
suffering and ill health-the slight
est delay is dangerous. Use Doan's
Kidney Pills-a remedy that has
helped thousands of kidney suffer
ars. Here is au Edgefield citizen's
Mrs. Hattie Dunn, Edgefield, S.
[J., say?: "I seffered from kidney
complaint for Beveral years and my
aealth was so badly run down that
[ could hardly get around. The
kidney secretions were in bad shape
and caused me no end of trouble.
3n various occasions ?I have used
Doan's Ki?ney Pills and have re
lived a world cf good. They
nade me feel like another person.
L'ains in my back and sides disap
peared and my kidneys again did
,heir work as they should. This
.einedy is without doubt the best
rae to be had for kidney complaint"
For 6ale by all dealers. Price
>0 cents. Foster-Mil burn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
,he United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
ind take no other.
Why Not Buy Your Christmas Pres
ent Now. She'll Expect it from
Renkl's-So Will He
Make your selection now. We will deliver it
when and where you want it, and thus relieve your
mind of all further thought of Christmas. Never
again this year will our stock ot Christmas presents
be so complete as during the next two weeks-be
fore the greatest rush commences.
Silverware H-painted China
A. J. RENKL
706 Broad St., Augusta, Georgia.
IN GREAT ABUNDANCE AND RARE BEAUTY
Among the newest arrivals may be
mentioned : Pearl Necklaces, Gold Pen
dants, and Bracelets, Lockets, Brooches,
Scarf Pins, Tie Clasps, Belt Buckles,
Watches, Coin Purses, Vanity Cases, Elec
troliers ? Signet Rings. China Clock, etc.
SEND FOR OUR NEW ILLUSTRATED
We have made special provision for
Santa Claus, having purchased large
ly of fruits of all kinds, nuts, can
dies and fireworks.
We can make very close prices as
our expenses are very small. Get our
prices before buying your Christmas
J. H. REE?
One mile west of Edgefield.
Farm For Sale
350 acres; 14 miles Augusta; 12 miles Edgefield; 4 miles Trenton; 100
acres cleared. Frame 8-room residence, painted, fine repair, also baru,
crib, etc. Will sell at a bargain. Terms: One-third cash; balance loaned
for 5 years at 8 per cent, annual interest.
JAMES FRANK & SON,