Off For New York.
Mr. W? H. Turner left for New
York Monday morning to purchase
spring merchandise for his two
stores. He generally spends several
weeks in the market searching for
real bargains as well as selecting
the newest and nobbiest things in
feminine wearing apparel. In a
.short time the Corner Store will an
nounce the new spring arrivals in
The Advertiser's columns.
Rainfall Short of Normal.
Mr. C. A. Long who makes offi
.cial measurement of the rainfall
and reports to the weather bureau
in Columbia told The Advertiser's
representative a few days ago that
the rainfall for the year 1912 was
nine inches below normal. The nor
mal rainfall for this section u 52
inches, whereas only 43 inches of
rain fell last year. The precipita
tion for the month of January ia
also short. Farmers, better plow
deep and try to bring some mois
ture from below to tide the cotton
and corn over the drought of next
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Chapman of
Greenville will make their head
quarters in Edgefiel at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cantelou for
the next month or more. Mrs.
Chapmau will arrive on Friday
night, and will remain in Edgefield
while Dr. Chapman visits the wes
tern portion of our state as financial
agent of the Greenville Female
Mrs. Chapman visited Edgefield
several years ago, when she attend
ed the state meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Union, being
president of that organization at
A Zealous Christian Worker.
Mr. T. B. Lanham filled the Bap
tist pulpit Sunday night. His very
earnest he irt-to-heart talk, which
was addressed chiefly to the young
men present, was based on the
scripture, "And now abideth faith
hope, charitv, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity," charity
being interpreted love. Mr. Lan
ham is only a layman and makes
no attempt to appear in the role of
a pulpit orator, preferring rather a
simple, earnest, conversational style
or manner, through which he im
presses his heaiers with his great
love for his Master and for human
ity; Tom Lanham, like Edgefield's
other very worthy son, John Lake, is
a ceaseless and tireless worker. He
spoke four times last Sunday. First
at Clark's Hill in the forenoon, at
Antioch in the afternoon, at the
college at 6:30 and at the Baptist
church at 7:30.
First grade section B: Manly De
Loach, Emma Martin, Emily
Weir. Section A: Elizabe h Lott,
John Weils, Tom Bailey, rthette
Morgan, Davis Lewis. Morgan
Second grade: Geo. Tompkins,
Eleanor Miras, Helen Nicholson,
Corrie Cheatham, Mitchell Wells,
Gertrude Thurmond, Raymond
Third grade: Lois Mims, Rosa
Zimmerman, Wm. Folk, Eleanor
Fourth grade: Raymond Duno
vant, Edith Ouzts, Alma Thomas,
Sarah Lyon, Mary Campbell.
. Fifth grade: Arthur Britt, Edwin
Folk, Jamen Porter, James Sharp
Sixth grade: Leila Roper, Mar
garet May, Willie Peak.
Seventh grade: Ouida Pattison,
Eighth f-rade: Blondelle Hart,
Alma DeLoach, Ida Folk, Ruth
Lyon, Guy Broadwater, Florence
Post Office May Close Sundays.
Through the efforts of the resi
dent ministers petitions are being
circulated among and largely sign
ed by tho patrons of the Edgefield
post office asking that the ?office be
closed on Sunday in order that the
postmaster and his assistant may
enjoy a day of rest. This action has
been taken by many small towns
over the country, and it is practi
cally certain that the post office de
partment will grant the petition by
ordering the office closed on Sun
day. Of course there are scores of
persons who will greatly miss their
Sunday mail but, judging from the
large number of patrons who are i
signing the petitions, they are will- !
ing to forego this pleasure in order i
that the faithful officials may have
a season of rest just as other men I
who work only six days. Further
more, it is a forward step in the !
matter of properly observing the
Sabbath. The distribution and de
livery of mail on Sunday is not a <
necessity and we confidently believe
that a vast majority of our people i
are in favor of closing the office.
Death of an Aged Lady at Red
Mrs. Eliza Bussey, the oldest
member of Red Hill church, was
buried here yesterday, her pastor
Kev. J. T. Littlejohn, conducting
the service. Mrs. Bussey was in hei
80th year and had been a faithful
member of the church here for 62
years. All of these years she has
stood by every interest of the
church, lending a helping hand in
every way she could. Mrs. Bassey
leaves five children, a large number
of grand-children and great-grand
children and a host of friends to
mourn her loss. She now is gathered
unto her people, and her body is
resting beside that of her husband,
awaiting the morning of the resur
Several of "our farmers will attend
the corn show in Columbia.
Frances Willard Meeting.
On Monday af ternoon at the home
of Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union held their meeting, the oc
casion commemoiating the "heaven
ly birthday" of the great and good
Those who spoke and read of her
life and work gave an inspiration
to the listeners. A beautiful number
on the program was the vocal solo
"Victory" by Mrs. R. G. Shannon
house, this choice selection being a
production of the organization, and
sung at all national and world con
An unexpected and infoimal but
pleasant part of the program was a
short talk by Rev. J. R. Walker on
his memory of Frances Willard as
she addressed the students of
Wofford college not long before her
death. Among other things, he said
that the distinguished Dr. Carlisle
known for his wisdom and strength,
had spoken of her as one of the
really great minds of the world.
A contribution was made to the
Frances Willard memorial fund,
and delightful refreshments were
served. A contest arranged from
the Rayings of Frances Willard, was
a part of the afternoon's entertain
The next meeting will be on the
subject of "Humane Education,"
and will take place at the home of
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn on the 3rd of
March. A Guest.
Very Succesful Revival.
Although he is yet a young man,
there are few, if any who are more
successful revivalists in this part of
the country than Dr. John F. Vines.
Only on possibly one other occasion
have the people of the town been so
greatly moved by a minister. The
services closed Friday night. As a
result of the meeting more than 70
persons tunited with the Baptist
church. We have been unable to ob
tain the nanie? of those who united
with the other churches The follow
ing were received into the Baptist
church, the ordinance of baptism
being administered Friday night,
Sunday morning and Sunday night:
Misses Myra Morris, Lila Bandy,
Ella Belle Scurry, Anna May Scur
ry, Ruth Lyon, Amelia Hudgen--,
Clara Sauls, Sallie Mims, Cleora
Thomas, Alma Thomas, Eloise
Hart, Miri tin Hart, Rhea Edmunds,
Emmie Lou Edmunds, Eleanor Ki
naird, Lottie Deal, Naomi Prescott,
Lizzie Roper, Leila Roper, Lois
Minis, Gladys Lyon, Emmie De
Loach, Edith Ouzts, Kate Mims,
Geneva Quarles, Inez Quartes. Mes
srs. Harry T. Joye, Charles D. Por
ter, Jas. VV. Porter, A. S. Kilgore,
VV. K. Herndon, W. Pierce Ryan,
liai four Foster, L. P. Elara, Claude
Burnett, James Dobson, Willie Mc
Manus, Edgar Lamb, G. S. Leslie,
Rainsford Cante'ou, Walter Came
lon, James W. Hudgens, Strom
Thurmond, John Weir, Diomede
Hollingsworth, Wm. Hollings
worth, Gadsden Quarles, Mack
Quarles, Fred Mays, Edgar Padgett,
Julian L. Miras.
The following were received by
letter from other churches: Mrs.
G. VV. Morrall, Mrs. Mary J. Thur
mond, Miss Lessie Hutto, Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Thomas, Misses Leila
Bell .md Grace Thomas, Mr. and
Mrs. \V. S. Cogburn, Mr. and Mrs.
W. 'J'. Kinnaird, Mr. and Mrs. O.
A. K nnaird, Alex Ouzts, M. D.
Lyon, S. 0. Morgan, B. E. Tim
inerroan, MUs Ruth Williamson,
Mr. ami Mrs. L. H. Prescott.
Mistook The Game.
A yo.mg girl from a country
town went to a city boarding school,
much against the wishes of her fa
ther, who thought she would be
?poiled by city ways.
Soon slr . wrote in one of her let
ters: "I am in love with ping-pong."
The mother read the letter aloud
to her father, who turned angrily
upon her, saying: "Well, you see,
[ was right. I knew no good would
some of her going to the city. Now,
you see, she has got in with one
of those danged Chinamen."-The
Ladies' Home Journal.
A Very Short Sermon With
Application to Edgefield.
"Wherefore, if meat make my
brother to offend, I will eat no flesh
while the world standeth, lest I
make my brother to offend." 1 Cor.
Let us apply this text to the
question of closing our post office
and doing away with both distribu
tion and delivery of mail on the
If only one man were required to
spend the morning Sunday school
and church hour distributing and
delivering the mail, several hundred
of us ought co be willing to make a
little denial of self in order to give
him the Sabbath morning for Chris
tian instruction and worship. By
making not only one, but two men
do unnecessary work on the Sab
bath, we are putting a stumbling
block in their way. We are leading
them to do what they ought not to
do, and keeping them from doing
what they ought to do.
"Wherefore, if getting my mail
on the Sabbath cause my brothers
to offend, I will get no mail on the
Sabbath as long as the world stand
eth, lest I make my brothers to
But this truly progressive step
will help a good many, for a good
many will refuse to buy Sunday
papers even if some one who loves
money more than God offers to sell
them. Thu? a good many will give
less time to secular papers and their
comic sections, less time to business
letters, and more time to the Bible,
other good books, religious papers,
to Sunday school, church, prayer,
meditation, visiting the sick and
needy, and every good work.
If the committee misses you,
please hunt up one of the following
ladies and sign the petition to close
our post office on Sunday: Mrs. J.
H. Carmichael, Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant, Mrs. Susan Hill, Mrs. J. L.
Mims, Mrs. E. J. Norris, Mrs. J.
W. Peak, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford,
Mra. R. G. Shannonhouse.
Rev. J. R. Walker.
January "Honor Roll."
The following paid their subscrip
tion to The Advertiser during the
month of January, the time to which
they paid being given:
Dunovant & Co. to Jan. 15, 1913.
J W Stevens, Feb. 15, 1913.
J F Payne, Mar. 15, 1913.
Ransom Byrd, Feb. 15, 1913.
Rev P B Lanham, Sept. 15, 1913.
H C Watson, Apr. 15,1913.
W T Talbert, Jan. 16, 1913.
W E Winn, Feb. 15, 1913. }
Henry Key, Feb. 15, 1913. (
W A Cartledge, Feb. 15, 1914.
Mrs M B Graves, Jan. 15,1914.
P A Timmerman, Apr. 15,1913.
M A Butler, Jan. 15, 1914.
Abney Parks, Oct. 15, 1913.
J D Kidson, Apr. 15, 1913.
L T Harmon, Jan. 15, 1913.
J A Robertson, Dec. 15, 1913.
Lewis Holmes, Aug. 15, 1913.
S A Brunson, Jan. 15, 1913.
J P Nixon, May 15, 1913.
W F West, Oct. 15, 1913.
Rev J Earl Freeman, Jan. 15, 1914.
J P Whatley, May 15, 1913.
Miss Minnie Dicks, Jan. 15,1914.
JHP Roper, Jan. 15, 1914.
Monroe Ouzts, Sept. 15, 1913.
A P Lott, Mar. 15, 1913.
J C Robertson, Nov. li, 1913.
Charlie Glover, Jan. 15, 1913.
Burrell Yeldell, Oe:. 15, 1912.
G M Dorn, Dec. 15, 1912.
John C Simmons, Jan. 15,1913.
A L Brunson, Jan. 15, 1914.
Dr J N Grafton, May 15, 1913.
J N Schenk, Jan. 15, 1911.
M A Watson, Sr., Dec. 15, 1912.
Sam Doolittle, Jan. 15, 1913.
J M Mays, Nov. 15, 1913.
ll N Broadwater, Oct. 15, 1914.
Mrs Carrie B Freeman, Aug. 15, '12
J C Long, Dec. 15, 1913.
P L Breed in, Jan. 15, 1913.
James R Smith, Nov. 15, 1912.
N C Long, Oct. 15, 1912.
E W Samuel, Jan. 15, 1913.
Tom Simkins, Nov./15, 1912.
J C Whitlock, Mar. 15, 1913.
Simon Williams, Oct. 15, 1910.
W II Smith, Oct. 15, 1913.
J K Corby, May 15, 1913.
E Z Boyce, Jan. 15, 1911.
S W Gardner, Sr., Jan. 15, 1914.
Uncle Pennywlse aays:
It makes a wife purty sore to wmri>
for money and get nothing back but
a hard luck poker story.
Almost Lost His Life.
S A Stid, of Macon, Mich., will
never forget his terrible exposure
to a merciless storm. It gave me a
dreadful cold, he writes, that caus
ed severe pains in my chest, so it
was hard for me to breathe. A neigh
bor gave me several doses of Dr.
King's New Discovery which
brought great relief. The doctor
said I was on the verge of pneumo
nia, but to continue with the Dis- (
covery. I did BO and two bottles |
completely cured me.''Use only this ?
quick, safe, reliable medicine for I
coughs, colds, or any throat or lung
trouble. Price 50j and $1.00. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by Penn &
Holstein, W E Lynch & Co.
The Corner Store's Special
Shoe Offering is Now On!
Values $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50, to go
at the one pri?e of $1.69 pair, cash only
This is a sale of broken lots in
which you will find many good
values. Look them over, winter
will be with us a long time yet
and you may need a pair later on.
THE CORNER STORE
Edgef?eld Mercantile Company
Fertilizers and Fertilizer Materials
Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of
Soda,Blood,Kainit, 16 per ct. acid
Mixed goods manufactured by
Royster, Armour, Swift, Ameri
can Agricultural Chemical Co%
Georgia Chemical Works.
Call and see Mr. R. C. Padgett or Mr.
A. E. Padgett.
This Store Has Engaged the Services
of a New Delivery Man
to take the goods to our patrons on rural routes
His namft is ?NCLE SAM, He is the world's
leading expert in hib line. H. ^ets there with
(jhe goods. He is careful and uonest. He be
gins work with us on February 1st.
In other words, on the first of February we
are going to avail ourselves of our privileges un
der the new Parcels Post and send you goods
from our Store by Mail, Buy whatever you
want in our complete line of" Hardware, Cutlery,
Tools and House Furnishing Goods-anything at
all that does not exceed ii pounds in weight and
we will send it to you by rural free delivery. The
service won't cost you a cent. WE PAY THE
Many times you have wished that you could
telephone the store for a thing and have it deliver
ed. Well, you can hereafter, if you live on a
rural route. Call us up early in the morning and
the goods will reach you the same day.
Stewart and Kernagnan
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