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Y. W. A.'s in the Opera House.
The members of the Young Wo
man's Auxiliary will give a bazaar
or festival, or whatever you choose
to call it, in the opera house Thurs
day, June 19, from 5 to ll. They
will have a number of attractive
booths from whioh candy, ice cream,
sandwiches and other nice things
will be sold. There will be abso
lutely no admission charge. The
funds that will be realized from the
sale of the many nice things will be
used, by the members of the auxil
iary in their work. All of the
young people will attend by the
?cores as the occasion will be ex
ceedingly pleasant socially.
Will Enforce All Laws.
Mr. J. E. Mims, the special depu
ty of Sheriff Swearingen, is on the
alert for the violation of all law,
but he is giving especial attention
at this time to the violation of the
game laws. At this season not a
few persons, thoughtlessly some of
them, violate the law regulating the
catching of tish, and others disre
gard the game law. In the matter
of fox hunting, for example, some
hunters go out at this season and
chase young foxes, which is in vio
lation of the law. It is specifical
ly stated in the statutes that It
shall be unlawful tc shoot or trap
any fox al any time, or to kill or
take in any manner any fox between
the i5th of February and the 1st of
September." Mr. Mims says it is
his purpose to see that all such
laws are enforoed.
Snow In June.
It's all right for frost to appear
on the pumpkin but we do not take
kindly to snow falling on the black
berries. It does not sound reason
able, and many will ques
tion the truth of the statement,
nevertheless it is a fact that snow
fell in sev.-ral sections of the coun
ty last Wednesday. Citizens who
are altogether reliable have told us
that they SAW snow falling in the
Colliers and Pleasant Lane sections, i
Another go< ?I citizen stated that a
colered woman who was down on a
branch picking blackberries in bis
neighborhood saw snow fall on the
berries as she picked them. Such
weather as we had last week bas
never been seen in June before by
this generation, and we are there
fore disposed to believe the snow
and blackberry statement. It does
not approach ae near to the impos
sible as the unbelievable yarns that
some Edgefield fishermen tell with
a straight face.
Saluda, N. C., June 13-One of
the most charming and romantic
weddings ever witnessed by the at
tending guests wan that of Dr. Al
bert Rhett Nicholson of Edgefield, !
S. C., and Miss Caroline Helen
Gambrell of Greenwood, S C., at
"Honeymoon Lodge," the delight
ful mountain cottage of John W.
Kennedy on Tryon mountain. Miss
Gambrell had spent a month here
during the previous fall, growing so
fond of the place that it was se
lected as a fitting place for her wed
ding. The ceremony took place on the
front lawn, overlooking the pictur
esque Pacolet valley. A huge apple
tree served as a canopy. The groom,
with his best man, Wm. H. Nichol
son, of Creen wood, S. C., approach
ed from OBe side of the lodge, while
from the opposite side came the
bridesmaids: Miss Susan Hodges
of Greenwood, S. C., Miss Barnet
M. Spratt, of Chester, S. C., Miss
Elizabeth Calhoun of Charlotte,
Miss Mazie Trammell of Greenwood,
S. C., and Miss Lillian Nicholson,
of Edgefield, S. C., the ring bearer
little Miss Mary Salley of Saluda;
the maid of honor Miss Mary H.
Gambrell of Greenwood, S. C., sis
ter of the bride, and the bride.
The bride wore awhile afternoon
dress and white picture hat, oarricd
a bouquet of white roses. The Rev.
Mr. Gillespie of Florence, S. C.,
performed the ceremony. The lawns
and veranda were decorated with
mountain laurel, banks of maiden
hair fern, sweet peaR and evergreens.
Edwin Lindsey, violin; Ralph
Erskine, cello; Harold Doubleday,
flute, and Mrs. Doubleday, piano,
all of Tryon, composed the orches
tra playing throughout the ceremo
Mrs. H. H. McKee of Wilming
ton served punch. The guests drove
from Saluda and Tryon over the
famous old Howard's Gap road, and
were very enthusiastic in their com
pliments to Mrs. Nioholson for
choosing so beautiful a place at
which to be married. There were
about 40 guests present.
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholson will
spend their honeymoon here, and
will make their home in Edgefield.
Card of Thanks.
My children and I desire to thank
our friends for their many kind
deeds and attention during the ill
ness and death of my wife.
W. T. Quarles.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Small Canneries Increasing.
The canning industry is steadily
growing throughout the county.
Mr. C. C. 2 Jones came in Monday
for a load of freight, and a portion
of the load consisted of a large
quantity of ! empty cans which he
will fill later with vegetables and
fruit. Mr. Jones stated that he cans
about 1,500 cans every summer.
What he does not consume at home
he readily sells for a (reasonable
The Advertiser acknowledges re
ceipt of the following invitation
which announces the approaching
marriage of a young son of Edge
field county who has a host of
friends arnon*? our readers:
"Mr. and Mrs. L. Sebastion
Chnkscales invite you to be present
at the marriage "of their daughter
Sarah Winnie, to Mr. Wilber Mil
ton Strom, on Wednesday, June
the twenty-fifth, ac twelve o'clock,
noon, at borne, Starr, South Caroli
A Second Candidate
la this iss e will be found the
formal announcement of Mr. John
R. Bryan as a candidate for the
position of cotton weigher for the
to-vn of Edgefield. Mr. Bryan is
a successful young farmer of the
Elmwood section. If he receives a
majority of the votes cast by far
mers who make Edgefield their
cotton market, Mr. Bryan will do
his utmost to satisfy the people.
He will be constantly at his post
and while there will dispense jus
Burbank Beats Bob Smith.?
On his experimental farms at
Santa Rosa last year Luther Bur
bank raised corn 16 feet high, with
32 well developed ears. It is said
that one grain added to each ear of
corn of the entire crop of the United
States will be worth $5,000,000 to
the farmers, in increased produc
tion. What would be the result if
each stalk could be made to produce
half Burbank's wonderful crop-16
earn? The proposition looks too
great for consideration-and yet
he thinks it possible, by proper seed
selection and production.-Farm &
Annual Meering of Stockholders.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Edgefield Building
and Loan association wa? held Mon
day afternoon. The statement of the
business of the association for the
past year shows that it is prosper
ing. The officers have had no troub
le in placing all of the money re
ceived, every loan being secured by
gilt-edge mortgages. Mr. W. W.
Adams served the association as
president without compensation
from the time it was organized un
til his death. B. E. Nicholson was
elected to fill the vacancy caused by
Mr. Adams' death. The other offi
cers were re-elected as follows: J.
C. Sheppard, vice-president; E. J.
Minis, secretary; J. H. Allen, treas
urer, and Tompkins and Weils, at
The union meeting of the third
division will convene with Modoc
Baptist church June 28-29.
10:30: Devotional exercises con
ducted by moderator.
11:00: Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from charchas.
1st Query: What is good preach
ing? E G Morgan, Sr., W RLegget
2nd Query: How can we raise the
standard of our church fellowship.
Rev P B Lanham, L G Bell, Gro
Adjourn for dinner 12:30 for one
hour -nd a half.
3rd'Query: What is the duty of
a minister. Hon. W J Talbert J C
Harveiy, O O Timmerman.
4th Query: Are we giving for the
advance nent of God's kingdom as
he has prospered us. J C Morgan,
Will Air new J M Freeland.
Sunda ? 10:30 Sunday school mass
meeting c onducted by superintend
Missionary sermon by Rev. P B
Lanham or Rev. G W Bussey.
12:30: Adjourn one hour and a
half for dinner.
Afternoon to be given query
number 5. Are Christians making
enough sacrifices for their religion.
Jno. G McKie, B D Kitohings, Lu
S. T. Adams,
Dr. Ramsey, President, Dis
eusse > Prospects of Baptist
College For Giris,
Rev. David M. Ramsey, presi
dent of Greenville Female college,
who addressed the men's meeting in
the Lyric theatre yesterday after
noon, under the auspices of the Co
lumbia^. M. C. A., is delighted
with the condition and prospeots of
the Baptist institution over which
"Greenville Female college," he
said, "has completed the most suc
cessful year it has ever had, the en
rolment exceeding that of any pre
ceding session, the standard of
scholarship having greatly advanc
ed, and the income having consid
eiably increased. For 1913-1914
the president and board are laying
extensive plans. More money has
been appropriated for teaohers' sal
aries, thus enabling the administra
tion to hold manv of the hieb-grade
university graduates, and to procure
others of similar standard.
"The first floor of the new north
building was equipped last summer
by the heirs of the late Major T. Q.
Donaldson with all the appliances
necessary to complete a modern lab
oratory second to none in a. wo
man'rt college in the State. Adjoin
ing this department there is a spa
cious room designed to be used for
the steam laundry. It has been
found, however, that this room is
admirably adapted for the domes
tic science laboratory. The archi
tect is at work now upon the plans,
and the equipment will be com
plete before the opening of the
next session. There will be two di
visions, one for students in the sew
ing and one for those baking cooke
ry. In addition to the normal
course in domestic science, there
will be a course designed for future
housekeepers, the objeet of which
will be to enable a girl to perform
easily the duties that would other
wise be a burden.
"The rooms are being engaged so
rapidly that the ensuing year prom
ises to be even more successful than
the past has been. Progress is the
word that best characterizes the
work of the college.-The State.
Improve the Thin Soil.
Look over your farm and see if
the dry, red places have not given
you the most trouble in the matter
of stands. Owing to the absence of
vegetable matter, the evaporation
was greater there than elsewhere.
This made it practically impossible
for the seed to germinate during
the dry season. The easiest and
cheapest way to improve such spots
is to sow peas on all your thin
land. Velvet beans are also grow
ing in favor for this purpose, but
it ?. probably rather late to sow
v ivet beans. We confess that we
nave never had any experience with
County Medical Association.
An enthusiastic meeting of the
Edgefield County Medical associa
tion was held yesterday in the office
of Drs. Tompkins and Marsh The
officers of the association are Dr.
W. D. Ouzts, president; Dr. C. P.
Corn, vioe-preaident; Dr. J. G. Ed
wards, secretary and treasurer. No
set or formal papers were read at
the meeting yesterday. In lieu of
these there was a fall and free dis
cussion of tuberculosis, pellagra,
diphtheria and other diseases. Dr.
W. P. Tim merman, of Batesburg,
counselor for this district, was pres
ent and made an exceedingly inter
esting talk on professional ethics,
he being followed informally by
several members of the association.
The next regular meeting of the as
sociation will be held at Johnston
the second Tuesday in September.
Lanham Spring Picnic.
The Edgefield Hussars met ?t
their pavilion last Saturday and
laid the plans for their annual pic
nic wh:ch is to be held August 7.
The date has probably been fixed
later than usual on account of the
lateness of the crops. The follow
ing are the chairmen of the several
committees: Floor committee, Geo.
T. Swearingen; Pit committee, R.
J. Moultrie; Grounds committee,
Will Timmerman; Table com'nit
tee, J. B. Timmerman; Lemonade
oommittee, Will Ouzts; Badge
committee, H. L. Bunch.
These are all good men for the
respective posts and we are confi
dent that all of the affairs pertain
ing to the occasion will be splen
Now is the time to can vegetables
and fruit to be exhibited at the
oounty fair next fall. Begin to ar
range for exhibits of this kind.
There is no doubt about the fair
being held early in November. The
premium list is being printed and
will be distributed as early as pos
sible. See what au attraotive exhi
bition of canned vegetables you can
A Voice from Chattanooga.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I am anxious to tell your readers
something about the reunion and
the historic city of Chattanooga.
ChicHmauga has long been a very
historic place, both for the untutor
ed Indiaa as weil as the civilized
white man. It was along these,
and through these gorges, and over
these bills that the red man settled
their disputes of boundary and do
minion. And how faithfully did
the white man years afterward do
the same thing. In 1830 the little
settlement on the banks of Tenn
essee, which is now the great city
of Chattanooga, was known as the
Ross Landing named in honor of
John ROBB the celebrated ehief of
the Cherokee tribe.
Historic Chattanooga" has won
world wide fame. Every school
boy has read the stirring story of
the "Battle Above the Clouds"; of
the charge up Missionary Ridge.
To-day it is Industrial Chattanooga
with its 300 factories, representing
more diversified products than any
Southern city that is pushing to the
front. The primitive Indian saw
here the advantage of a camping
ground, which became the great
camping ground of the most popu
lous Indian tribes in the Central
South. And during the civil war
the generale of both armies realized
the strategic importance of Chat
tanooga and the bloodiest battles
of the conflict followed lor the poss
ession of this key to the South.
What the savage mind intuitively
saw, the military mind with scien
tific foresight discovered. And so
the com mereial mind and nature's
designs are now being realized with
marvelous rapidity. Lookout moun
Before you tal
about those go
corr.pany is jus
pays all of its c
C. M. Hell
Art unusual opportunity f
with final limit returning not
Proportionately reduced round tri]
ville on morning train. Through pulh
For detailed information, call on i
Alex H. Acker. TP A., Aug
H. F. Cary, GPA., W
tain, famed in song and story, is
reached by an eleotric trolley whioh
connects with an incline car at St.
Elmo, at the base of the mountain.
The summit of the mountain is
reached in forty-five minutes from
the center of the city, and as I went
up and down this incline ? realized
th vt it was a dance with death. One
lady asked the conductor what
would become of us if the thing
should brake. "That is owing al
together to what denomination you
belong," replied tho motorman.
Standing upon ihe point of the
mountain one may see all th*1 battle
fields of Chickamauga. Off to the
east across the valley may be seen
the monuments marking Chicka
mauga's bloody field. And yonder
in the valley-the entrance to which
is marked by an orchard gateway
is seen a patch of green trees, under
whose shadows lie the remains of
31,000 soldiers, while further to
the east is the Confederate ceme
tery, both mute, but eloquent wit
nesses of the heroism of American
soldiers. The old roads used by
the soldiers of both armies have
been re-opened, the underbrush cut
from 6,COU- acres, and the battle
field is now in the same condition
it was at the time of the great bat
tle. Historians pronounce it the
best preserved battlefield in the
world. The length of the main
drive through the park is 30 miles.
And this driveway runs all the way
between the battle lines. Five steel
observation towers, each seventy
feet high, have been erected on
prominent vantage sites of Chicka
mauga park and Missionary Ridge.
The visitor to the battlefields finds
every movement of troops and every
part of the three day's battle in and '
ke out more Insur
od policies offered fe
rn Life Ins
>rn policies are jus
by northern comp
t as strong.
>rn invests all of il
officers salaries withi
xcursion to We
Land of the
-V I A
Premier Carrier of the Souti
rsday, June 19, :
or an early vacation. Tickets
later thae midnight June 30, 1
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Spartanburg, S. C.
Taylors, S. C.
3 excursion fares from other points. Tb
nan sleeping car from Augusta 6:06 p. i
?earest Southern railway ticket agent, or
ashington. D. C.
S. H. Hard
[around Chattanooga so clearly de
scribed that without a guide he caa
gain an accurate knowledge of the
movements of the two armies. Ia
my next I will tell you about the
greatest reunion that I. have ever
J. Russell Wright.
Round Trip Excursion Fares f&
Isle of Palms, via Southern
Account Joint Shrine Interstate
Pilgrimage, Oasis of North Caro
lina and Omaha of South Carolina,
Isle of Palms, S. C., June 17-18
19l:<. the Southern Railway an
nounce* very low round trip fares,
tickets on sale June 15, ?6, and 17
aud for trains scheduled to arrive
Isle of Palms before two p. m.
June 18th., with final limit return
ing June 31, 1913, as follows:
Augusta 84.40, Aiken $3.85, Bates
burg $4.35, Edgefield $4.65, Johns
ton $4.70, Lexington $4.95. Pro
portionately reduced rates from
other stations. Call on nearest
ticket agent, or,
S. H. Hardwick, P. T. M.,
Washington, D. C.
A. H. Acker, T. P. A.,
W. E. McGee, A. G. P.,
Columbia, S. C.
H. F. Cary, G. P. A.
Now is the time to begin the ear
ly garden. We can supply yon
with seeds of all kinds from the
seed farms of Buist and Ferry, both
are thoroughly dependable.
Timmons & Morgan.
.ance, find out
t as good as
ianies and the
ks money and
in So. Carolina.
stern N. C.
sold for all trains June 19th
913. Round trip fares from
trough coach from Augusta to Ashe
r\. arriving Asheville 7:00 a. m.
ec, AGPA,, Columbia, S. C.
[wick, PTM.. Washington, D. C.