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Kind Word For The Advertiser
One of the liveliest octogenarians
in the state is the EderehVld Adver
tise, which has entered its 80 th
3par. We congratulate our contem
porary, which we rearard as one of
the best weekly papers of tho state.
New Goods at Rives Bros.
Attention is directed to the an
nouncement of the many new arri
vals of Messrs. Rives Bros in this
issue. While in New York Mr. K
S. Rives made large purchase* and
now many of those goods are on
display. The early shoppers are in
vited to inspect them. This ti rm
cal's espeeial attention to its stock
.of Red Cross Bhoe?.
Not Broken Rib This Time.
* Our yonns friend Willie Adams
baa purchased an attachment de
luxe for his motorcycle in which tr
carry his Dulcinea by his widr We
have heard of young ladies coming:
from drives with broken ribs, but
in this instance it is, owing to the
condition of the road?, more likely
to be a broken neck.
Music for Upshaw Meetings.
On Sunday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock, every one who will sing is
invited to the home of Mrs. J. L.
Mims in order to practice the tem
perance music for the Upshaw
meetings first Sunday in April.
There will be plenty of books anr]
the music will be attractive and
easy to learn. Let everybody come
who will sinsr.
A Record Breaker.
The bigrarest crowd ever seen at a
lecture III Elberton, Sam Jones and
Gen. John B. Gordon not excepted,
heard Will D. Upshaw in "Schools
and Fool" last Monday night. Con
vulsing with laughter or stirriner
with eloquence he held his crowd
from start to finish. Both the leotuie
and the crowd were record breakers.
-Elberton, Ga. Star.
Judge DeVore Complimented.
Judge DeVore held court at
Winnsboro last week and the cor
respondent at that place sent the
following to the Columbia Reoord:
"Judge DeVore, the presiding
judge during the three week*' court
of general sessions wnich has just.
a^iou.i;Qg? here, bas presided oye.r
*"YEe court here before, and in each
instance has gamed in popularity
here. He bas been complimented
not only for his store of legal lore,
but also for his great amount- oi
common sense. The judge return
to Edgefield with the highest es
teem and good will of the people in
this section of the state."
Negro Killed by Mr. Boone.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Jamen
Boone, a highly respected farmer
of the Gilgal section, shot and
killed a negro, Charlie Jackson,
who not long ago completed a term
of five years on the cbaingang fur
house-breaking. It has been al
most impossible to learn the partic
ulars, but HO far as we could gather
they ari, briefly stated, as lotions:
Some one broke into the house of
Mr. Boone and among other things
stole bis pistol. As the negto Char
lie Jackson who was a farm hand
had b?en the only one about the
premises, Mr. Boone charged bi ai
with the theft. The neirro tht-re
upon resented the charge and drew
his pistol. Mr. Boone also drew
a pistol and fired first, the ball en
tering the negro's head above th
ean Mr. Boone came down yester
day morning and voluntarily mr
rendered to the sheriff.
Visit From Mr. Scott
The Advertiser was honored Mon
day by a visit from Mr. Hugh
Scott of the lower part of the coun
ty who bears the reputation of being
one of the very best soldiers who
wore the Conft derate gray. Al though
he has passed the three score and
ten mile post. Mr. Scott is yet
youthful in spirit and strong in
budy. In fact, he can put many
y mngsters of to-day to shame. He
Tises every morning at the orack o'
da' and goes out and feeds his own
hor es, mules and hogs. Aft? r
breakfast be walks to his store
which is out on the public road,
fully a half mile from his home.
Speaking of his stock. Mr. Scott
is partial to Poland China hogs. Ile
says there is nothing that can excel
them, not even the much-praised
Berkshires. He exhibited some of
his hogs at the Georgia-Carolina
fair last fall and won several prizes
S me three-raonth-old pigs weigh
ed 113 each. He realized more
than $125 from two litters of pigs
from one Poland China sow.
Mr. Scott's friends here regret,
that he does not come up to the
county seat oftener. '
Saturday afternoon, March 7.
Miss Essie Young was married t<
Mr. Walter Pett igrew, the Rev. J.
R. Walker performing the ceremo
ny at the Methodist parsonage. M in
Young is from Abbeville but has
for the past two years bpen teaching
the Barr's Chapel school. Mr. Petti
grew was reared in Anderson county,
having located in the Antioch seo
.ion of this county about a year
ago. Both of thes?young people are
deservedly popular and have a host
of friends who extend sincere con
Fire in Johnston.
Four wooden stores, two ware
houses to the rear of these stores
and the building of the Bank of
Western Carolina were destroyed
?by fire Tuesday night, the tire
originating about nine o'clock in
the restaurant of Mr. Thomas Rho
den. We have been unable to learn
the amount of the estimated loss or
the insurance carried. This confia
gration remove 1 the last of the un
sightly wooden stores on the main
street of Johnston, and doubtless
very soon modern brick buildings
will be erected. The bank building
which was destroyed was g modern
and very creditable building.
Mr. F. L. Timmerraan told Thp
Advertiser's representative Monday
that he would have his team use a
split-log drag on tho Blocker road
without cost to the county if the
Supervisor would furnish the drag.
Supervisor Enmunds could not
make a better investment for the
county than to have at least a doz
en of these drags made. We are
satisfied that leading farmers would
be found in every community who
would furnish teams free to operate
the drags. Many miles of road could
be wonderfully improved by one of
these drag* in a day. A less expen
sive or more effective way co dd
ru?t be found to i in pi ove the public
roads just at this time when the
heavy hauling season is at its
Fruit Has Been Injured.
Mr. W. S. Middleton of Meri
wether, the largest grower and ship
per of peaches in the state, is here
attending court. Upon being asked
by The Advertiser'? representative
as to whether the recent severe
weather ha? injured iruit, Mr.;Mid
dleton replied that poaches hive
been-injdr?d-about 25 per cent:
This d?es not mean however that
shipper* will lose to the same ex
tent. Asa full crop will net be
made the quality will be improved
and peaches will command a better
price. There are about 20,000 peach
trees in the Meriwether Clark's Hill
section, and of this number Mr
Middleton has about 15,000 in his
orchard. His peaches netted him
?5,000 last season. Mr. Middleton:
is a progressive farmer and fruit
irrower and gives h'm orchard clo??
attention. He has just finished the
anneal spraying of his trees.
Landmark Destroyed by Fire.
The burning of the home of Mrs.
Kate L.Mich last Wednesday night,
the fire originating fr, m a kerosene
?tove, is deplored by the people of
the entire town. In addition to the
loss that falls heavily upon its own
er, the town has lost another old,
pioneer home. Another landmark,
one of the few remaining traces of
?ld Edgefie'd, ha? been removed.
Tne building was erected aboin
1820 by Cul. Eldred Simkins who
was associated in the practice ol
law with Georee McDaffie.
The fire and smoke spread so
rapidly through the rooms of the
lowerfijor that it wa? impossible
to save anyth ng of value from the
building. Th -e were hundreds of
willing hands upon the scene in a
short time but they were powerless
to render much assistance. Mrs.
Lynch carried insurance to the
amount of $1,800 on her furniture
and $2,500 on the building. Mr. W.
C. Lvnch made his home with his
mother and he and Mrs. Lynch also
lost heavily. They are already plan
ning to rebuild their house.
It is not too early to think of
your spring snit. We announced
ready for your inspection the most
complete and attractive line of
spring styles for men and boys. It
matters not how your peisonal taste
runs, whether to the latest English
cut or tho box back effeot to light
or dark patterns you will find here
the largest and most satisfactory
variety from whioh to make your
selection and you may rest assured
that all properly conform to the
fashions latest decree in out and
styles and that the quality may be
absolutely depended upon. We have
also received a large shipment of
men's spring style hats in the new
est shapes and most popular shades.
Trenton High School Music
Miss Mary Helen Harrison was
the hostess of the Trenton High
behool music club on last Saturday
afternoon March 7, 1914. The fol
lowing program was very success
fully carried out by the club mem
The old church bell-Miss Debbie
Ten soldier" in a conversation
LiMle Silvan Mathis.
Gondolie-M?RS Grace Salter.
Recitation-Miss Leila Quartes.
Nightfall-Miss Edith Herlong.
Valse joyonse-Miss Julia wi*e.
Th? heart's aaswer-Miss Ray
S wean'n gen.
Recitation, Miss Lillian Marsh.
Good night-Miss Mary Helen Har
Flower contest, by clnb members,
in which Miss Leila Quarles was the
winner of a beaufifnl bonqnet of
violets and hvacinths presented to
her bv the hostess, Miss Mary Hel
After serving delicious refresh
ments the Huh adjourned to meet
again with Mi?s Miriam Holland on
April 25, 1914.
Callie Wise, Seo.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
The meetings of the Edpefield D.
of C. are always interesting and
well attended hnt the one of Tues
day afternoon of this week which
was held.at the home of Mrs. T. H.
Ransford was of unusual interest
and largelv attended. Everything
conspired to the success of theocea
sion, the weather- being ideal. >
Mrs Lovick Mim* presided very
gracionsly and called upon several'
committees to report. One upon th?
essay contest in the High School
with the Butlers of Edgefield as
the subject, these essays to be
brought in bv Mav I. The Southern
Woman's Magazine was discussed,
and the Veteran subscribed forby
the chapter Memorial Dty plans
were also begun, and the speaker
of the occasion left to the discretion,
of the president. Mrs. Mamie Dar
ling was accepted as a member of
the chapter, this being the 7th or
8th new member since Mrs. Miras'
Mrs. Woodson took ohaxee-of
the historical program, and tl
number was an exceedingly in
ing paper on erin cati on in the]
before the war, read hy
J. W. Peak. L?tr>ra exohani
Gen. Stephen IX Lee arid G
G. Butler were read by Mrs.
Mims, and also a letter n* rv
interest to Edgefie'd read b;
Maggie Hill which will be p
ed at a later date.
A poem, "Do thev love tis
Dixie'* waa read by Mrs.
Evans and an explanation
?arion? essay contente by fir
At the close of the after
program, delightful refree
orange .charlotte, .cake ann
were served. Mrs.. RainRford
oions and well appointed h
well adapted to such occasioi
Have Issued Circular For
fit of Fruit Growers.
Washington. D. G, Mar.
Tn an effort to aid fruit and
hie growers and shippers l
their perishable shipments
market in first-cla?s saU-aMe
tion, the Southern R iii ?va
Georgia SoMthern and Florid
wav have iwied an illustra
cular on "Rules govern it
proper marking and loa
The circular contains info?
which was prepared after exh
investigation and is illustr?t?
twenty-fight photographs n'
proper and improper metl
naeking and loading per
fruit and truck. The circula
ing distributed among all imi
fruit and vegetable growers
lines of ?ho Southern and Cl
P. Rail wa vs and to all agen
it is felt that con?MeraMe in
ment and beoter returns
grower and shipper will resul
One striking photograph is
in the circular of a car loider
end to end and piled high
beans and onions. The coni
n?pd were poor and wpaic. 0
slip-shod, eos? Iv method of
p g.th- fol O'ing o >mm n? i?
''Does il surprise you to lear
were in snob, a broken and ci
condition on arrival at desti
they barely brought freight
es? 0i the other hand, what <
think of the grower who spen
money on fertilizer and lal
grow his crops, and then delil
ly bnvs a poor weak contai
which to pack them, and iirow
short sighted policy bv !?
them in the above manner
such as he who finally ;
Our stock for this Spring is now arriving daily and
we are now ready to show you one of the most com
plete stocks we have ever shown.
A large line of Dress Ginghams. A beautiful line
of Crepes in Cotton Goods and Silks. Buy your
Easter Goods now.
Our line of notions consisting rof all the articles
that go to make up this important department you
will find here.
A large and varied stocx of Laces and Embroide
ries just in.
The Millinery Department in charge of Mrs. L. C.
Bailey, of Baltic ore contains all the latest fads in
In Oxfords we handle the well known American
A large shipment of Red Cross Oxfords to arrive
The new models in the American Lady Corset
just received. A fit for any figure.