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Save Your State Coupons.
Ple?9e save your State coupons
subscriptions and renewals for me
you will find a box for receiving
coupons at either the drug stores or
Smith-Marsh's store. Snnd sub
scriptions to meat Johnston, S. C.,
or give to Dr. Marah or save until I
can see you. Your kindness will be
appreciated. Thanking you very
j Now With Southern.
Our young friend Manly Dobson
is employed ata good salary by the
Southern railroad as auditor or
ticket oollector. He is now running
between Atlanta and Birming
ham but is liable to be given
another assignment at any time. It
is the policy of the railroads to
?hange the "runs" of the collectors
practically every week. Manly spent
two weeks in Washington studying
the duties of auditor before going
actively to work.
Self Explanatory Letter From
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I am today directing the Depart
ment of Agriculture to send to your
address 200 packages of vegetable
seed, and will appreciate it if you
will be kind enough to distribute
them to those people in Edgefield
county who may call for them. ?
do this because there may be some
people in the county who have not
yet received any, and they are en
titled to them.
With best wishes, I ara,
You rs very truly,
James F. Byrnes.
Death of Mr. Stevens.
Last Friday morning Mr. Feb.
Stevens died at his home two miles
above Meeting Street. Several years
ago he v ns stricken with paralysis
which ca: sed a permanent disabili
ty. About ten days ago he suffer
ed a second stroke from which he
never rallied. The burial took place
Saturday afternoon at Stevens Creek
Mr. Stevens served for a short
time in the Confederate army, be
ing too younir to enlist when the
war began, lie was a good neigh
bor and faithl ul friend-large heart
ed and generous by nature. He was
quiet, law-abiding and never spoke
ill of anyone.
Mr. Stevens leaves his wife, three
-daughters, Mrs. Elijah Tirnmerman,
Mrs. A. A. Hall and Mrs. Pierce
Ouzts, and two sons, Samuel and
School Petitions Largely Signed.
Two petitions are being circula
ted among the freeholders of the
Edgefield school district asking the
county beard of education o order
an election to vote upon the ques
tion of levying three mills addition
al on all property for school pur
poses and also to order an election
for the purpose of establishing a
high school, under the high school
act. These petitions have been
very '.argely signed an-! it is practi
cally certain that at the earliest pos
sible moment elections will be or
dered. Public sentiment is so
strongly in favor of establishing
the high school and of providing
additional funds with which to run
the free scho.l then; is no
doubt that the elections will In
carried in favor of the school. We
have never seen the busin ss meu
and patrons generally more thor
oughly united upon any question
than they are upon the matter o! !
improving tiie purdie shoo! advan
tage* of Edgefield.
'.Ali a Mistake" Called Off.
[Reported From Trenton.]
In our own little human stn ngth
and with only human foresight, wc
said positively to our friends last
week that "All a .Mistake"' would
be played again, but, "Man pro
poses, and Cud disposes" so we say
to you now, this piay will not he
given any more.
We thank the Edgefield press
sincerely for tho interest and kind
ness they have shown us and for
the warm, cordial invitation to play
in Edgedeld -we appreciate it all
deeply. And too, we remember the
interest and lovely invitations from
scores of others outside the press.
To those of Trenton, Johnston.
Edgefield and elsewhere who greet
ed us on the evening of the fourth,
we like you for it.-you were a
lovely, jolly audience, generous
with applause and praise, and if
nothing unforeseen happens, and
we carry out our plans, when we
''appear before the footlights" im
mediately after Kaster, in a new
play, we hope to see every one of
you in your same place or a more
comfortable on;;. So in the words
Of our now famous Ferdy Light
head of "All a Mistake," ?"See
you sooner, see you later, you know,
Old Reliable Brands.
If you want fertilizers that are in
every way dependable, fertilizers
that make large yields of cotton
and corn, use the brands that are
made by the Georgia Chemical
Works. Their goods have been used
by hundreds of farmers in this coun
ty year after year for a long time.
Their brands have been thoroughly
tested and always bring satisfectory
results. The Georgia Chemical
Works are represented here by the
Edgefield Mercantile Company. See
them before you place your con
tracts for the year.
Y. W. A. Entertainment.
The young people of the town
spent several hours very pleasantly
at the home of Mr. Arthur Tomp
kins Friday night. The members of
the Young Woman's Auxiliary gave
an entertainment in order to raise
money for their treasury, realizing
the sum of $10. 'In addition to sev
eral vocal and instrumental selec
tions, a pleasing feature of enter
tainment was the writing of valen
tines-some comic and others de
cidedly sentimental. After all of the
valentines were collected the young
people assembled in the parlor and
requested Mr. Tompkins to read
them aloud. The personal referen
ces to some of the young men pres
ent that were contained in the
original valentines provoked much
laughter. After reading all of the
valentines, Mr. Tompkins, in behalf
of the hostess, presented Miss Annie
Darlington, an honoied visitor in
Edgefield, with a box of beautiful
The young ladies* assisted by
Mrs. A. E. Padgett, served a deli
cous salad course . with coffee and
Letter From Edgefield Graded
Editor Edgefield Adverther: As
only one letter from the Edgefield
graded school has been written to
your paper the other schools in the
county may have forgotten the fact
that there is an Edgefield graded
school. We appreciate very much
your kindness in allowing us space
enousrh to tell them about it.
Our school house is situated on a
little knoll; around it is th,e play
ground on which beautiful trees are
growing. Under the trees are bench
es on which we sit to study, to play
game, and tell stories at recess. On
each side of the steps is a little
flower bed, making things seem
brighter and mote home like. A lit
tle brook runs by the play ground
on whose banks pretty ferns and'
wild violets lift their heads' to the
bright sunshine. Behind the.Hchool
house is a little store in which
school necessities, fruit, candy,
home-made cake and other thin ga
The interior of the school room is
very pretty "and comfortable. The
lower window sashes are painted
green so we can't look out and thus
let our minds wander from our les
The walls are dotted here and
there with pictures, some of Eng
lish tand American poets, which,
glancing at, cause us to think the
beautiful poems they wrote during
their lives; and others of our most
noted generals, which bring to mind
the brave and heroic deeds they did
for our country's sake.
Over the windows are beautiful
ferns and geraniums, which with
the smile of our teachers make us
work with a will. Our teachers are
very kimi. They do not rule us with
the rod as was tiie custom when our
mothers and fathers were school
children, hut rule us with love.
lu .-ne corner of the room we
have an art exhibit. Ali of the best
drawings are pul on a green back
ground. In another corner is a mu
seum wliich consists ol' different
kinds of rock, silkworms and many
v. lier things.
On Valentines day we had in our
room a valentine box thai afforded
gr< :a pleasure to a'l of the children
and teachers. As we came in we
pu: our valentines in a pretty red
box : rimmed m hearts. At the close
ol' st hool the box was opened and
the \ A uitines handed out. We also
read compositions about the origen'
of \ dentine's day, many of which
were -ry interesting.
\\ e begin the morning exercise
by sin., ing familiar hymns by the
music ?d'an organ with one pedal,
borrow d books from over at the
For i ie past week or two we have
taken ai, especial interest in physi
cal geogi iphy. We have been mak
ingobse: ations, such as watching
the dire . i ?ns in which lin;, clouds
move, not: dug if there is any dew
on cloudy lights^ if so where most
is found, tv'e have an honor roll for
those who m ike tin; most observa
The janitor has taught us a les
son which we ure trying io follow,
ile comes in on tiptoes, thus keep
ing down much unncceesary noise.
Next month weare to have an enter
tainment at th e college for the bene-1
fit of our school. We hope all our
friends will be presentas it is going
to be good.
Senator Nicholson a Busy Man.
The editor of The Advertiser had
a short conversation with Senator
B. E. Nicholson while in Edgciield
Monday morning. He has been
working hard since the legislature
convened. Mr. Nicholson hopes to
secure the passage of his measure
providing a safeguard for primary
elections, which is one of the most
important matters that has been
brought to the attention of the
lawmakers. Mr. Nicholson bas also
introduced a bill requiring insur
ance companies to invest a part of
their earnings in this slate. If such
a law had been enacted 25 years
ago, the resources of our state
would have been developed far be
yond what they are to-day. Mr.
Nicholson has another bill which
prov.des for a state board of ex
aminers for teachers, the purpose
being to raise the Btandard of the
teachers in the public schools of the
state. This should also become a
law. A great need throughout the
state is a higher standard in our
Mr. Nicholson was unable to say
when the legislature will adjourn
sine die. He (.returned to Columbia
Sand Rock School.
Dear Advertiser: It has begun to
look like winter again after two
weeks of real spring we' ther.
Mrs. R. L. Rountree ia our teach
er for this terra.
Miss Beulah Cori ey has returned
to Greenwood after three week's
stay with home folks and friends.
We are glad to know Mrs. C. C.
Pendal is improving after several
Miss Maggie Winn is at home
for a few days visit from the S. C.
C. I. with relatives and friends.
Mr. W. A. Reynolds has returned
home after a few days traveling.
Misses Cleo, and Mattie Lou Cole
man and Lillie Mayson spent a very
pie?sant day with Miss Elizabeth
Sullivan last fourth Sunda3r.
The farmers that visited the Co
lumbia exposition from our commu
nity were Messrs. George Jordan,
J. K. Corley and R. L> Rountree.
Miss Nettie Seiglej speut last
Saturday night ed S?fy?ay with
her cousin, Miss Cleo Coleman.
Mrs. W. L. Winn, Mrs. L. M.
Jordan and Miss Clara Jordan were
the guests of their sister Mrs.George
Jordan last Sunday.
Callison, S. C. School Girl.
Letter From Flat Rock School.
Good morning Mr. Miras and
cousinn all: Now, if you will excuse
me I will write on this subject
"Work." All know work is our life.
We all have to work in one way
or another, for without it nothing
can be accomplished. It takes work
and a lot of it to keep this old
world going. All that is irreat in
mau came through work. Of course
there are people who die of over
work but I believe more die of idle
ness, don't you?
Life is too short to spend it in
idleness and really I don't believe
an idle person is ever happy. Wc
were placed on this beautiful earth
to work and to try and make others
happy. There are so many ways we
can help to make the world better,
and our lives of more use. We can't
ail do big things, but there are
many little things th.u. we cm do
and it is the little things t hat eounl;
so cousins don't waste our precious
'Work for the night is coming."
Over and over the great wheels
turu, evening, twilight and morn
ing sun, what reward has our labor!
.Mr. M ?ms. I was in hopes when
1 started my letter I could give you
a nice one, but my heart almost
breaks, for since I started it the
news has just reached us that a true
friend of ours is d<ad .Mr. Jones
Etheridge, and justa week before
hat dear lady, cousin lili/, i Bussey
Mr. John Cosey spent the day at
ray home last week, also Mr. Lamb.
Cousins our school is invited to
a Valentine party. You all must
think of us and we will let you
hear from it.
Next Sunday the singing will be
at uncle Piokins and he is iroinir to
It is so dari: and dreary I must
close for this time.
( !lod Breaker.
Notice to Stock Raisers.
Castrating done by safest and
best method. Horses and mules ?5
each, also dehorning 50 cents each.
Anyone wishing me notify me at
2-10-4t J. C. Buzhardt.
The Corner Store's Special
Shoe Offering is Now On!
Values $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50, to go
at the one price 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
Edgefield 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 tak'? thc ffoods to our patrons on rural mutes
His name is UNCLE SAM, ?le is the worlds
leading expert in hi* line. Ile gets there with
!)he goods. He is careful and holiest, ile be
gins work with us on February 1st.
In other words, on the first of February we
are going to avail ourselves o? our privileges un
.der the new Parcels Post and send you goods
trom our Store by Wail, Buy whatever you
want in our compl?tenme o( Hardware, Cutlery,
Tools and House Furnishing Goods-anything at
all that does not exceed i i pounds in weight and
we will send it to you hy rural free delivery. The
serviere won't eost you a cent. WE PAY THE
Matu times you have wished that you could
telephone the store for a thing and have it deliver
ed. Well, von can hereafter, if you live on a
rural route. Call us up early in the morning and
the goods will reach you the same dav.
St*? wa rf