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Another Bargain Sale.
"Messrs. Rives Bros were so well
pleased with the results obtained
from their special sale of last week
that they are advertising another
bargain-giving sale for next week.
Read carefully the list of bargains
that are offered for the 2nd and
3rd of July. To patronize these
special sales means money in your
Death of a Beloved Edgefield
The sympathy of the entire eom
munity goes out to Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur S. Tompkins, and the mern
hers of their home circle, in this
hour of bereavement caused by the
death of their daughter, Mrs. Marie
Tompkins Merrimon, which occur
red in Sumter Saturday afternoon.
Instead of being brought to Edge
field for interment, her mortal re
mains were buried in the Sumter
cemetery beside the grave of her
little child. Everybody in Edge
-f?eld loved Marie Tompkins who
about six or eight years ago be
eame the wife of Mr. Gus Merri
mon, who likewise has many friends
in Edgefield. She was gentle, sweet
spirited, always greeting those with
whom she met with smiles and kind
words. She was a member of the
baptist church and a consistent
.Christian. The Advertiser extends
sincere sympathy to the bereaved
Edgefield Cook Book.
The cook book which was com
piled by Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins and Mrs.
M. A. Taylor was issued from The
Advertiser's job department last
week and is being very generally
admired. These ladies are now
offering the couk book for 50 cents,
the proceeds realized from their
sale to be used in equipping the
new Baptist church. The book is
well worth the price that is being
asked and a copy should be in
every heme in the county. The
book can be obtained from either
of the ladies named above or from
Mr. W. E. Lott at the store of
Ramsey & Jones.
Death of Mr. William Yonce.
The death of Mr. William Yonce
-Sunday morning last removed from
the Long Branch community one
of its oldest and most highly respect
ed citizens. Mr. Yonce was in his
86th year and bad always led an up
right, honorable life, commanding
--^M?J&^K^?ct and esteem all who knew
him. He was one of the most suc
cessful farmers of his community. |
He was a member of Mt. Calvary
church, from which the funeral was
conducted Monday afternoon.
Mr. Yonce leaves four daughters,
Mrs. Permelia Bush, Mrs. Taylor
-Johnson, Mrs. Mattie Yonce and
Mrs. Emmie Woodward," and one
sor. Mr. Andrew Yonce.
A Well Covered Building.
Judging from the armor-plate
roof that Mr. Sanders is putting
on bis brick mansion he must be
afraid that one of those Mexican
battleships will come up Beaver
Dam some dark night and bombard
Edgefield. Mr. Sanders had his
lieutenant, Mr. W. S. G. Heath,
put first a solid board sh> eting on
the rafters, then a covering of what
appears to be felt roofing and nett
will eome the metal tile, followed
by about two coats of paint. Such a
rooj is guaranteed to prove im
pregnable to a Mexican battleship.
Mr. Sanders is building well, his
residence being a m^del for other
prospective buildeis to follow. In
what he undertakes, he proceeds
along the Chesterfield ian doctrine
that, "Whatever is worth doing at
all, is worth doing well."
The Converse Girls Have Left.
The louse party of Miss Nellie
Jones, which has been the centre of
EJgefield's social life for the past
ten days, adjourned sine die yester
day morning, and since the depart
ure of these pretty girls some of
Edgefield'* young men are about to
die sure enough. Their constitutions
'have betn undermined by the loss of
sleep and their hearts are complete
ly gone. It will baffle even a twenti
eth-century scientist to keep a young
man alive with heart gone and con
stitution seriously impaired. Sever-1
al young men accompanied this
bevy of pretty girls to Trenton, and I
one who was so loath to leave them
remained on the departing Southern
train so long that in leaping off he
jarred his thin "calves" so serious
ly he ought to be indicted for
cruelty to animals. For whom
should the warrant be issued?
All jesting aside, Edgefield has
never entertained a more beautiful
or more cultured set of young la
dies, and too it can be said that no
visitors have been showered with
more delightful attentions than
were the members of this larg?
Card of Thanks.
Mr. Editor: Please allow us space
to say to the good people of Edge
field and community that we are
profoundly grateful for their kind
ness to us and interest manifested
for the welfare of our dear mother
during her long illness.
Mrs. G. W. Bussey,
C. M. Wates,
Georgia Mae Wates.
Third Meeting of Rook Club.
The third meeting of the Pig
Town Rook club was held at the
home of Misses Lallie and Willie
Peak Tuesday afternoon. After a
very interesting progra-n the Rook
game was begun. On account of
the absence of one of the members
only one table could be used a
six hand game. The game was a.
very exciting one the winning part
ners being Willie Peak and Grace
Tompkins. The dainty prize was
awarded to Grace Tompkins.
Delicious refreshments were served
and while every onb was partaking
of them two visitors were announc
ed. These, with the members of
the Rook club, made a jollj crowd
and long before we were ready to
leave the shadows of evening be
gan to fall and we were compelled
to go. The next meeting will be
held at the home of Miss Elizabeth
Be Not Deceived.
Seme one recently commenting
on infidels' said that some people
were fool enough to believe that
there was no such thing. But the
speaker said that any man that
would spend .Sunday habitually
sucking a newspaper, like a dog a
bone, not open a Bible to read a
chapter and not offer a prayer was
the very worst stamp of an infidel,
even if he was a paying member
of a church. And he went on to say
that our community has a large
stock of this kind on hand. Just to
think of it: No Bible read, no
prayer offered, no church attended,
but stomach full of secular news
paper. If he is not an infidel, what
is he? The devil has some people
badly fooled. Don't let him fool
you. If a man has a god he will
worship him. What do we wor
Tribute to Mrs. J. C. Johnson.
When the news came last Sun
day, June 14, that Mrs. C. J. John
son had peacefully passed away;
many hearts were saddened, many
tears were shed. 'Miss Cad," as
she was affectionately called by all
who knew her, had spent seventy
seven years in this community, and
had endeared herself to both white
and black, large and small.
In times of sorrow and distress
she had ever been the one to whom
her neighbors tunr I for help and
comfort, and she never failed them.
When joys came, Miss Cad could
help enjoy them, as no one else;
hers was . a versatile mind, a
jolly happy nature, a strong un
daunted soul, that made her com
panionable and loved by all.
She leaves ane son, Mr. J. W.
Johnson, and a faithful devoted
sister, Mrs. Mary Chamberlain,
with a host of friends to mourn her
"Ble3sed are the dead which die
in the Lord, and their works do
follow after them.
Meriwether, S. C.
Mass Meeting to Discuss Im
provement of Old Plank Road
A mass meetiug was held here
Friday to devise means and
ways of improving the old Plank
road, the main thoroughfare leading
from Edgefield to Augusta, particu
larly that portion of the road which
lies between Trenton and the Aiken
eounty line. The supervisor of
Aiken county was present and gave
the people here the benefit of his
experience in claying sand roads.
Mr. Ware, the government civil
engineer, who is supervising the
building of a post road in Aiken
county, was also present and made
an instructive talk. His estimate
was that about $5,000 would be re
quired to do the work contemplated
on thc Plank road, and a commit
tee, consisting of W. M. Sawyer,
George T. Swearingen, W. A.
Pardoe and W. B. Penn, was. ap
pointed to solicit cash contributions.
Supervisor A. A. Edmunds was
present and gave come facts and
figures concerning the county's
road working force. He has only
one gang of 17 convicts and it is
impossible for him to work all of
the roads of the connty at the time
work is n.-eded. He has mapped
out his plans for the summer work.
The citizens interested in im
proving the road will raise $2,500
and the county supervisor some
time in the fall will contribute the
equivalent of this amount in labor
by the chaingang.
Beautiful Wedding. Edgefield
Gives Up Popular Young
Lady to Marlboro North
ern Wedding Journey.
A beautiful wedding occurred at
the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Ida F. Sheppard, Wednesday
afternoon at six o'clock, when Miss
Josephine Elizabeth Sheppard be
came the bri]e of Mr. Raymond
Douglas Rogers of Marlboro COUH
ty. As the guests arrived they
were refreshed by ice cold punch
which was served on the vine-clad
porch by Miss R?sela Parker and
Mrs. J. B. Kennerly.
On crossing the threshold one
was impressed with the beauty of
the home, which had been com
pletely transformed for the occa
sion. The floors of the halls and
parlors were covered with white
which made all the more effective
the evergreens that were gracefully
draped in great profusion about the
walls, doors, windows and mantels.
The electroliers were covered with
white tissue paper and from each
globe pendants of white and green
hung gracefully. The color scheme
of green and white was made very
Promptly at the appointed hour,
M?8B Margaret May, a niece of the
bride, sounded Mendelssohn's wed
ding march on the piano and the
bridal procession emerged from the
rear hall in the following order.
First came the ribbon bearers, Shep
pard Miller and Pebbie Drake,
nephew and niece of the bride and
groom, respectively, these being
followed by Dr. M. D. Jeffries, the
officiating minister. Next came
Miss Floride Milhr, a niece of the
bride, Misj Edith Rogers,'a sister
of the groom, the dame of honor,
Mrs. W. S. Cogburn and the maid
of honor, Miss Daisy Watson, these
forming a semi-circle about the min
iner in the parlor. The ring was
borne by little William Cogburn.
The groom entered upon the arm
of his best man, Mr. Z. A. Drake,
of ?ennettsvilie, and the bride, the
last to enter, was accompanied by
her mother. During the ceremony
Miss Margaret May played Schu
bert's Serenade in soft, sweet tones.
After the conventional felicitations
and congratulations, the guests pass
ed into the rear parlor and viewed|
the large number of handsome to
kens that were bestowed upon the
happy young couple by friends in
Edgefield and from all parts of the
The bride was beautifully clad
in a rich meBsaline satin gown,
with train, the waist being of shad
ow lace. The only ornament worn
by the bride was a sunburst, a gift
of the groom. She carripd a show
er bouquet of bride roses, lilie?
of the valley and fern. The brides
maids were prettily attired in dress
es of crepe de chine, all carrying
white roses except the maid of
honor, whose bouquet was of pink
The refreshments consisted of
green and white ice cream and cake.
The bride quietly withdrew from
the merry company and donned a
handsome traveling suit, and about
seven o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Rogers,
amid a shower of rice, left by au
tomobile ff>r Johnston, where they
boarded the Pullman for a wedding
journey in the North.
News From Trenton.
The Advertiser has a newsy let
ter from Trenton in this issue. Our
yonng friend Willie Roper will send
us the Trenton news regularly
hereafter. We are delighted to add
his name to our corps of corres
pondents. The Advertiser requests
the Trenton people to co-operate
with Mr. Roper in his efforts to re
port the news from the community.
P rizes to be Awarded at County
The Advertiser has been request
ed to announce that $5 will be
given for the best display in glass
jars of fruits and vegetables oanned,
preserved, pickled, jellied or put
up in any other form by any girl in
the county under 16 years of age.
A prize of $5 will likewise be given
for the best display of tomatoes in
glass jars prepared in any form by
any girl in the county under 16
years of age.
These are valuable prizes and
scores of girls over the county
.hould compete for them- As the
canning season is on, they should
begin now to plan and prepare their
exhibit for the county fair.
The friends of W. W. Miller anf
nounce his candidacy for the office o
Magistrate of the 4th Judicial District
of Edgefield County, pledging him to
abide the result of the Democratic pri
Farmers Busy Planting Corn
and Peas. Tribute to Mrs.
Cartledge. Red Hill
The beautiful rain has come and
the farmers are very busy sowing
peas and planting corn. The cotton
is coming up and the last of this
week it will be thick to a stand.
Some report cotton blooms in some
fields while oth^-s are just getting
Mrs. George 1.8ige was buried
last Thursday au Rehoboth. Mri.
Cartledge died at the Margaret
Wright hospital where she was car
ried for an operation 7 months ago.
She was a great sufferer, but she
bore her suffering with patience as
becometh the children of God. All
was done for her that could possi
bly done by faithful hands, nurses
and devoted husband, yet God saw
fit to carry ber from this world of
suffering. She leaves a father, moth
er, one sister, one brother, a devot
ed husband and a host of friends to
mourn her loss. The funeral was
conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.
T. Littlejohn. We extend our sym
pathy to the bereaved ones.
Mrs. Julia Talbert of Rehoboth
has been quite ill for several days.
We hope and Spray for the speedy
recovery of that good woman.
The Sunbeams of Red Hill sold
ice cream last Saturday afternoon.
They realized quite a nice little sum
to meet their apportionment.
The Woodman had quite a lively
time last Saturday in their hall, log
This is the sea?or
needs a private wal
Let us sell you a
pumping the water
entire plant will no1
stalling. Think of
sum r. er days.
We have a full s
Cerne in and let us
The picnic sea!
when you will nee(
Our stock is fi
We can shoe and c
the best of everytt
Come in to see
It is possible that
will be a "big noise'1 on 1
biggest crowds the town
The FULL Chaut
engagement will be unusi
An opportunity will be g
Arrange to come e
big reception for you.
Watch this paper
rolling being the order.
The Woodman circle also met
and they report a nice time.
Miss Kassie Qaarles who is su
oerintendent of the cradle roll will
have charge of the service Sunday
afternoon at Red Hill. All the ba
bies and children are expected to be
at Red Hill by 3:30. An interesting
program has been arranged.
Miss Sal li 3 Smith has accepted a
position as teacher in a school in
Miss Ruth Smith is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Dr. Whitlock.
Mrs. James Reece of Modoc
visited her daughter. Mrs. Foster
McDaniel last Sunday.
Your correspondent has just
finished planting his crop of corn
which consists of one acre
Cold Spring, S. C.
Copies of Letters
The following letter has been
sent out by the County Chairman
to the Executive Committeemen
and Secretaries of each Club.
. "Edgefield, S. C.;
June 18, 1914.
I am giving below a
copy of a letter which I have just
received from the State Chairman
relating to the matter of enrollment.
If you have not alieady had the
parties to sign their names in full..
I suggest that you have them to
write their full names just above
their initials in the same space
where their names are enrolled.
June 15th, 1914,
Hon. B. E. Nicholson,
Edgefield, S. C.
s and T(
i when every farm
tank, tower, and ?
fresh from your we
t be great and you \
the luxury of a bi
lupply of pipe and fi
? figure with you.
t & Ker
son is almost here,
1 many wearables*
ill of new things ir
lothe every membe]
ling at very low pr:
? us and ]et us prov
THE GLORIOUS FOI
the shows will open on July 3r
the 4th of July, and preparatioi
has ever seen.
tauqua course has heen secure
ia! for the towns smaller than
iren the people of enjoying one
ind spend the week with us. (
for further announcements.
I have your letter of
Jone 13th, 'in which you ask my
ruling as to the proper way in
which an applicant shall enroll bis
name upon the Democratic Club
Roll. The rules of the party
adopted at the May Convention re-'
quire the name to'be written in full.
This means Benjamin Edward
Nicholson and not B. E. Nicholson.
The reason for this is that great
confusion existed in the last elec
tion by reason of duplication of
names on the roll. This trouble
exists more in cities than in place?
like Edgefield. There are quite
often persons having the same name
and initials, but have not the same
full name. We, therefore, require
this in order that a man might be
thoroughly identified. I have al
ready ruled in several cases that tne
full name must be enrolled, and I
hope you will enforce this rule in
your County, otherwise, it will
lead to confusion. With best
Very truly yours,
(Signed) John Gary Evans.
I trust you will give this matter
your prompt attention.
B. E. Nicholson,
Notice of Executive Committee
The County Executive Commit
tee is hereby called to meet at
Edgefield Court House at Ten
O'clock A. M. on Monday, July
6th, 1914. All members are urged
to be present as business of impor
tance is to be transacted.
B. E. Nicholson,
and every home
gasoline engine for
di. The cost of the
dil never regret in
ith room these hot
ittings of all kinds.
which is the time
i the latest styles,
r of tne family with
e our statements.
d, but in any case, there
i is being made for the
d by Johnston, and our
Columbia and Augusta.
; of the ^?est courses the
)ur people are preparing a