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Office No. 61.
Residence, No.l 7.
Wednesday, Augjst 12th.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,!
Mi>s Yirril Sellers, of E^sley, is
the guest of Miss Natalie Padgett
Mr. ?. Sheppard has irone to
Glenn Springs to remain several
Dr. A.H.Corley spent tm? week-end
in Georgia. Farther particulars are
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Padgett are
sojourning at Chick Springs for a
Mr. W. B. Penn and Mrs. J. D
Holstein left Saturday l'or a visit t<>
Hot' Springs, N. C.
Misses Emily and Marjorie Tomp
kins left yesterday for Harrisburg,
Va., to visit friends.
Miss Virginia Addison bas re
turned from a sojourn of a fortnight
at Waynesville, N. C.
Misses Effie and Lizzie Griffin, of
Newberry, are here visiting their
sister, Mrs. O. Sheppard.
Miss Marie Key has returned
from a very Peasant visit of two
weeks to friends in Augusta.
Mrs. George Hubbard and Mrs.
?fim Jay, of Johnston, were guests
of Mrs. Warren Paul on Sunday.
Miss Florence Mims spent the
early part of the week at M -etin?r
' Street with Miss Mary Bean Lewis.
Mr. J. D. Holsteiu. Jr., Mr. H.
M. Reynolds and Mr. A. S. Tomp
kins, Jr., spent Sunday in Green
Mr.?. P. P. Burns has returned
from the hospital in Columbia,
where she bas boen for the past two
Mrs. J. S. Byrd and little Fitz
maurice have returned after spend
ing more than a month in Colum
bia and at Chick Springs.
Mr. A. L. Cantelou, of Mont
gomery, Ala., spent Monday here
with his cousins, Messrs. J. R., J.
H. and B. Cantelou.
The Advertiser is indebted io Mr.
M. L. Ward for a very large, finely
flavored watermelon, the . largest
that we have seen this summer.
Mr. Julian Key of Columbia is
here for a visit to his parents, Mr.
an! Mrs. C. H. Key. He ha; just
returned from a trip to Canada.
Miss Nelle Jones left Moudry to
visit Miss Cullum of Batesbnr?-.
From there she will go to Ilender
sonvillc. N. C., to spend some time.
Mr. J. H. Reel returned from
Hot Springs, N. C., Sunday, and
Mrs. Reel left this morning for a
stay of several weeks at the same
On account of the presiding el
der's visit to Edgetield next Sunday
There will be no preaching at Tren
ton Methodist church. Meeting is to
begin on night of August 24.
Attentiou is directed to the ad
vertisement in this issue of the
Ldgefield Garage and Repair Shop,
which is owned by Mr. George IV.
Adams. He has a competent ma
chinist constantly on hand, and
solicits the patronage of tho-^e who
are in the need of the services of a
Mr. E. P. Winn, of the linn of
E. P. Winn it Brother, passed
through Edzefield Friday en route
to Baltimore to purchase a larue j
stock of merchandise for his firm. I
It has been his custom for several
years to to in person to market,
finding that the advantage gained
through personal buying more than
defrays the expenses ot' the trip.
Honor Worthily Bestowed.
The editor o': Thc Advertiser h;i>
leai i.t-d with pleasure that Mr. C. i;
Lake, a >on of the late Cap?. <T orgi
B. L:ike, has justtreceiyed the Oem- I
ocratic nomination for the office of
Clerk of Conn in Oklahoma, where
he located some years .tiro. Mr.
Lake is we'A fitted by nature no 1
training for the duties of this im
portant office, and if be should he
chosen by the people of his adopted
home w hen the election is held, they
?will never 'nave cause to regret that j
they mus honored a South Caro-1,
linian. We hope to hear later that .
he has be"ti elected.
POR RENT: Residence of seven j'
roonvs and pantry, near High School. !
Well on back piazza, and all neces- 1
sary outbuilding?. Possession given 1
early in September. Apply to J. L. *
Court of General Sessions.
The sammer term of the court of
general sessions convened Monday
morning. Judge J. W. DeVore is
presiding and Solicitor Timmerman
i> representing the Stace. Soon al
ler court was called to order the
grand jury entered np??n the investi
gation of a number of indictment?,
rendering true bills in the following
cases: J. F. Boone, murder; John
Lanham, murder; Eldred Williams,
murder; John Howard, forgery:
Willis Johnson, murder; Wright
Holson, violating the dispensary
law; Milo Simmons, murder; Henry
Dozier, disposing of crop under
lien; Will Burt, carrying unlawful
The first case to go to the jury
yesterday was that of Luther Harris,
indicted for killing another negro on
the farm of H. F. Cooper in the
lower part of the county, and also
for carrying concealed weapons. He
was acquitted of the charge of mur
'der, and was sentenced to serve 30
days on the chaingang'or pay a fine
of ?25 00 for carrying a cance^iyd
weapon. The defendant was repre
sented by B. E. Nicholson, Esq..
and the State by the Solicitor.
Judge DeVore directed a verdict
ifor the defendant in the case of
Willis Johnson, indicted for mur
Matt Morgan, alias Marshall Mor
gan, indicted for killing another ne
gro in the Liberty Hill sietion, was
acquitted of the charge of murder,
but was found guilty of carrying a
concealed weapon, receiving a sen
tence of thirty days on the chain
gang or pay a fine of ?-J?.ou. The
tine was paid. Morgan was repre
sented by B. E. Nicholson, Esq.,
and the State by the Solicitor.
Henry Dozier was tried in his ab
sence on the charge of disposing of
crop under a lien, and a sealed sen
tence stands against him.
Milo Simmons who killed Jesse
Curry at Shaw's Creek church is be
ing tried this morning, and is rep
resented by J. Wm. Thurmond,
Esq., while the State is represented
by the Solicitor.
The grand jury completed its
work yesterday afternoon and was
discharged. The report will be pub
lished in full next week.
Reception at the Home of Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant
On last Thursday afternoon, Au
gust 9, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant Sr.,
delightfully entertained at a lun
cheon for Mrs. W. L. Dunovant
Jr. The occasion was a conspicuous
one in Edgefield's round of summer
g3yeties. The guests were expected
to arrive at 4 o'clock. About that
time tb \y began to come in and the
crowd increased until suddenly we
realized that the hall was hi led with
a crowd of channing girls, even be
witching, with tl eir costumes com
posed of beautiful colored creations.
The bride proved to the the centrai
figure of the occasion, charming
her many friends with her ease and
grace of manner. Her gown was of
pure white, quite the most appro
priate color fur a summer bride.
The groom appeared for a few
minutes and quickly vanished. Af
ter the guests had arrived, they
were all given cards on which they
were requsted to write a wish for
the bride. The laughter was for a 1
few moments silenced for every
person was intent upon giving her
a wish,which if it should come true
would mean an added ph. asure in
her life. The y realest treat yet lay
in store, for we were invited into
the dining room where a feast tit
for the gods awaited us. The cen
ters of the tables were tastefully
decorated with roses, certainly the
appropriate bridai flowers. The
menu was composed ot two delight*
ful course. There was ye*, another
item ol interest OM our program
which caine after we h id completed
and thoroughly enjoyed the din
ner. After tiie toast-mistress, yin..
M. P. Weil-, ami made a few inter
esting and pleasant remarks, tue i
guests lound that there were sever-1
al more states in tba union thal
they iiad realized c> i-t (I. j1
These wen- in a way real and yvi
unreal. There were four, the sta'.e
of matrimony in war, whose re pre
sentaiiv.H was Mrs. E. C. Bailey. I
Tiiu slate of matrimony in ie ice,
Mrs. li. U.Shanuonhouse. The state ,
of young womanhood.Miss Ed wa rd i
na Blalock a::d the state o'f ghi*
iiood, Miss Florence M i ms. These
contained some advice for the bride
who had just left status of girlhood ?
and womanhood and gone into the
state of matrimony. The states ol
matrimony in wir and young wo
manhood were uot represented so :
only two of the states were :
heard from. The advice from the ?
carious slates to tile bride might <
*Mine day in the future prove, help
lui. After this .Mrs. Shaunsnhouse
nug a sweet selection which every !
>i.e enjoyed. With one accord the I
guests decided that the wisli for
?ride written by .Miss Mary Stroth- 1
sr surpassed all <>f the rest, there- 1
ore she received the useful present,
\ pair of silk hose. Her wish was
vritten as a rhyme in a very unique
?ray, wishing her a number of nice
:hings and at the same time prais
ing the groom.
The guests reluctantly le ft, realis
ing that such rare ami delightful
occasions were "like angel visits,
few and far between."
Love Feast at White Town
The campaign meeting which was
held at White Town last Saturday
was ideal in many respects. Tho
candidates for the House made the
best speeches that they have yet
made, speaking along practically
t'ne same line that has already been
reported at length. The candidates
for treasurer and master also made
short statements. The people treat
ed the candidates with kindly con
sideration, each one Laving White
Town feeling that he would receive
practically every vote cast at that
box. The most orderly campaign
that the people of Edgetield county
have ever witnessed is drawing to
a close. The die v> ill be cast in less
than two weeks.
Visit to Mt. Zion, Trenton and
Horn's Creek Churches.
Mrs. John 0. Gough has sent the
following interesting dots to The
After a months vacation in North
Carolina, I am glad to be back at
my work. For eighteen daj s I am
to be i ? tl e Ed?eield A?s >ciation.
I reached Trenton Saturday evening:
about an hour late. By half past
ten I found myself in the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs W. J. Gaines.
When I learned that these good
j people were closely related to Prof.
J. W. Gaines of Shorter college
and Dr. D. M. Ramsey of Green
ville Female college, I ?felt at home.
Sunday morning, in spite of rain,
we had a group of interested wo
men and men at Mt. Zion church.
A. woman's missionary societj' was
organized. The president, Mrs. W.
J. Gaines, vice-president, Mrs. E.
M. Padgett, Sec. and Treas. Mrs.
W. A. Pardue. We expect to hear
from these earnest workers again.
12 subscriptions were seemed for
our mission magazine. Mrs. Gaines
rushed us back to her home for a
hurried dinner then to Trenton by
four o'clock. There we had a good
crowd in spite of rain- In the ab
sence of the president, Mrs. Anna
Eidson introduced the speaker.
There are great o?ssib?i ties ii^the
T.-en on W. M. S. We are looking
to you, my sisters to lead your sec
tion of EdgeSeld association. Af
ter the meeting Mrs. Posey took
me under her motherly care and I
soon felt at home.
Monday morning I had a pleas
ant ride with Mrs. J. F. Atkin* to
Horn's creek church, the older. 1 am
told, in the association. The pas
tor, Dr. Jeffries, was in the midst
of a series of meetings, but gladly
gave us all the time we wanted for
our meeting. The society there
had grown a little cold, but we be
lieve they have renewed their vows
and will go to work with renewed
energy. Four subscriptions to our
mission magazine were received
and a definite time and place ap
pointe 1 for the next meeting. Dr.
Jeffries brought me to Edgetield to
the sweet home-life of the beloved
Supt. Mrs. J. L. Mims. More la
News From Cieora.
We have had rain every day for
the last week. Some few were not
through laying by but the rains
have layed by for ns. Crops are
looking well. Where it came np early
it is good, botn corn and cotton.
An unusual quantity of peas have
been sown in this community and
they arc looking tin-.
M:<s Eugenia Mims, with her two !
visitors,jjjMis*es Emma and Bessie
Pate, from !.."? <. ?nilly,.?peni a part!
?f last week with her >;s;cr, Mrs; j
\J. I?. Brimson.
Miss Ansel from Aiken county isl
visiting Miss Grace William?!.
Mr. Albert Keel has been spend?!
inga month at the Hot Springs, X. j
('. Ile i< very ?I?;;<-:I behetittedl
.Mr. Tom Williams expects t<>|
leave for the -.une springs this
week for aw!-, i lc
Mrs. W. I*. Brimson was quite
sick last vvee.k but i< bettor now. j
Mrs. 1'. W. Cheatham has been
?pending some time at Plum Branch
with h.-r datightel, Mrs. Ralph
Mr. II. S. Thomas who moved
'rom here t<; Sumter county, about
IO years ago, visited bis mother!
md brothers here last week. His
?ld friends were glad to see him.
The political pot is beginning to
'bile" around here. Would like to
tear our candidates for the legis
ature express themselves on the
'Torrens System'' of registering
and titles and a property tax
or working the roads.
Cieora, S. C.
Dr. J. W. Kilgo.
Dr. J. W. Kilgo, presiding elder
of Columbia district, has appointed
next Sunday to preach in Edgefield.
He will preach in Methodist church
at ll o'clock in the morning and
at ?:30 at night. Let us have a
large attendance. Third quarterly
conference will be held at the close
of morning service.
J. R. Walker.
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth was the
hostess for the monthly meeting of
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union on Monday afternoon at her
delightful and hospitable home. The
clouds were very lowering and omi
nous, but in spite of that, the
temptation to attend the meetiug
was too great to resist, and a parlor
full of members were present and
The devotions having been con
ducted, interesting reidings from
eminent men on the alcohol subject
made the program. The song.
"Carolina Hills'* was sung, and.an
appeal from Miss Jessie Curtis was
read by Mrs. W. B. Cop burn for
the Lillian Stevens campaign fund.
Five dollars was appropriated. .
At the close of the program dain
ty refreshments of ice cream and
cake were served by Misses Anna
and Lizzie Hollingsworth and their
house guest, Miss Happy Bell.
Death of Little Sallie Miller.
Monday afternoon, August 3, at
G o'clock, the doors of heaven open
ed wide to receive the soul of li ttl?
Sallie Miller, the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller, who
would have soon entered into the
fifth year of her life. Her seriou:
illness was of only three days dura
tion, having succumbed to that
dieaded disease, diphtheria. She
was a raj of the purest sunshine in
the home and always full of joy.
Her sweet disposition and gayety
together with her exceptional beau
ty made her a charm for everybody
who saw her and those who knew
her will ever hold in tenderest
memory her lovable character. For
these reasons we cannot wonder thai
(?".od took her from this world. To
her devoted parents and loved ones
there seems to be no mystery for
they are assured that (-rod in his in
finite wisdom took her to make
heaven brighter and more glorious
and they bow in humble submission
to His divine will. "For God shall
wipe away all tears fiom their eyes
and there shall be no more death,
ueither sorrow, nor crying, neither
shall there be any more pain." It is
sweet to live in this blessed thought
and when the mists are rolled away
we shall al' know as we are known.
So now Sallie helps to hold the
gates ajar and beckons mama and
papa and little sisters to come
"This way." It was Jesus himself
who said: Suffer little childsen to
come unto me and forbid, them not
for of such is the kingdom of
Disturbance at Church.
Sunday afternoon Sheriff Swear
ingen and Deputy Sheriff Homer
Williams arrested three vouug ne
groes, Will Williams, John Wil
liams and Will Prescott, for engag
ing in a row at the negro church
near Huiett's cross roads. These
men be^an a disturbance at the
church and the sheriff and his as
sistant were notified at once of the
di il! cul ty. When the officers arrived
upon the scene, the combatants
were still storming Lietre .villi pis
tols, a shot gun and Winchester
riile, probably a score of shols be
ing fired. Instead of remaining ai
the church the warriors withdrew t<>
a negro house near liv, presumably
to replenish their supply of fighting
material. The men were placed in
jail and, if guilty, they should be
given the maxiuiii sentence under
ti:e ?aw. It. is time these church
rows should stop. There is positive
ly no excuse for the use of pistols,
shotguns and Winchester rifles on
Sunday afternoon, especially at or!
ne ir a church, and all who use them
should be punished. Wc are salis
fied that thu law abiding members
of the colored rae . desire to see
such offenders punished according
to the gravity ul' the crime. The
law enforcement machinery is in
the hands of the white people and
they should protect the law-abiding
member ol' the colored race from
the worthless, pistol-toting, gam
bling, liquor-drinking element.
A Motorcycle For Sale.
A new Henderson Motorcycle for
sale cheap. Apply to Joseph W.
John, at Mrs. ,1. M. Cobb's.
Try the new "Velvet" Flour
made by the Farmers' and milling
company of Colorada and sold in
L. T. May.
Faithful Services Rewarded.
The lavish hospitality which our
fathers dispensed in the good old
.lays 'befo' de war" has become a
mere memory to most of us. But
the memory became a reality last
Saturday when Mr. George T.
Swearingen gave an ante-bellum
barbecue on his estate near here.
Mr. Swearingen has under his
supervision more than two thou
sand acres of land, and employs
over one hundred and fifty negroes,
and it is doubtful if any man in
Edgetield county can handle so suc
cessfully such a large volume of
It was as a fitting mark of ap
preciation of the faithful services
rendered by these hundred and fifty
darkies that Mr. Swearingen gave
this feast. In addition he had invit
ed about fifty of his intimate
friends, who were entertained at his
home during the morning in a lord
ly manner? until about 12:30 wh^n
the guests left the honse lin buggies
and automobiles for the place about
half a mile distant, where the bar
becue had been prepared. Here the
tables were spread under the pro
tecting shade of ancient oaks. They
were laden with their burden of
hash, bread, pickles, tomatoes, on
ions, barbecued pig, kid and mut
ton. When these gentlemen had
done ample justice to this lordly
repast, the negroes were bidden to
another * table some fifty yards
away, where the same savory viands
were piled in abundance.
Mirth and good cheer reigned,
and the big hearted, generous,
whole souled personality of Mr.
Swearingen dominated the whole
function with its customary good
Protracted Meeting at Stevens
Sunday last a great throng gather
ed at Stevens Creek church, and
it was the editor's good fortune to
be among the number. For the past
half century and more it has been
the custom of the Stevens Creek
flock to hold their annual revival
services in August, commencing the
second Sunday and contiuuing for a
week. This innual occasion is a sort
of delightful home-coming to those
who have moved away from the
Meeting Street community. It is
for this reason that the social feat
ure, in addition to the spiritual or
devotional feature, is always prom i
nent, especially the first day. When
we refer to the social feature we d->
not mean that any part of the da\
is given over to improper observ
ance but that the occasion, besides
one of sincere and devout worship,
affords an opportunity for the meet
ing and mingling together of friends
under the most wholesome influen
ces, renewing ties and associations
of the past.
The present pastor of Stevens
Creek is Rev. H. B. White of Salu
da, and the work there is prosper
ing under his leadership: He is
much beloved by the rank and tile
of the membership and they rally
to his support in every undertaking
in the most loyal manner. Mr.
White has secured Rev. Mr. Cowan,
formerly pastor of the First Baptist
church oi Greenwood but now of
North Carolina, to assist him this
week. Mr. Cowan preached two
ye ry helpful sermons Sunday. His
iheme in the forenoon being Prayer,
ind in the afternoon he spoke of
Personal Responsibility. Both,
Mr. White and Mr. Cowan,
ire very earrie ;t. thoroughly con
secrated laborers in the Lord's vine
yard, and if the members of the
..burch measure up to the individual
responsibility with which they were
inpressed Sunday afternoon, the re
vival service this week at old Ste
vens Creek will be a pronounced
We can not refrain from refer
.ing to the thoughtful and very
generous hospitality of the good
?eople of Stevens Creek. All of thc
veil-filled baskets wen; spread upon
me large table and everybody was
?Mended an invitation to the feast, j
\ud a royal feast it was, too.
Notice of Meeting or Executive
Notice is Hereby Given, That the
Executive Committee of the Dem
?eratn- Party of ridgefield County,
South Carolina, will meet at lid ge
ield Court House, Edgefield, South
karolina, on Friday, August l-l th.
I'.?l4, at len o'clock a. m., for the
?ur pose of exam tug and correcting ?
be club rolls. Any person who ha<
my complaint to make of errors in
he club rolls, will present, the saul"
it said meeting. Ever\ member ol
he committee \* urged to be present.
B. E. Nicholson,
August 4th, l'.'U.
FOUND: A pair of large, gold
immed spectacles in tho Blocker
oad. Apply at The Advertiser of
Mt. Z'"on Greatly Pleased With.
The few members of our commu
nity who were present at Mt. Sion
church on last Sunday morning en
joyed a veritably treat in the talk
given by Mrs. Jno. 0. Gough. This
lady is admirably adapted to tho
work she is doing,being a ready and
fore 2? ttl speaker, thoroughly at
home in the subjects she discusses!,
as she sets before her hearers an ar
ray of interesting facts and con
vincing arguments which are sure
in every instance to be productise
of much good. The result at Mt.
Zion was the organization of a mis
sionary society-or one might say
the levival of one which had exist
ed thru several years ago. The of
ficers chosen were, president, Mrs.
W. J. Gaines, vice-president, Mrs.
E. M. Padgett, secretary and treas
urer, Mrs. W. A. Pardue.
Mrs. Gough was entertained at
the home of Mrs. VV. J. Gaines. In
social life, she bhot, s still further
her fitness for her work, being
briyht and witty in conversation,,
and so adaptable to the surround
ings ai soon to create the impres
sion of being an acquaintance of
It is probably no news to any one
that we are having an abundance
of rain. This is about to be too
much for cotton, but everything
else seems to be luxuriating in it.
Corn and peas are tine, the grass is
bouncing, and the cows give sighs
of gratitude as they wind it in.
Gardens have revived, cucumbers
are doing their best, and the deni
zens of this sand region are J OW~
glorying in the joys attendant upon
an abundant melon crop. No freer
cameloupes ever.graced a breakfast
table, and no more luscious water
melons ever cooled and refreshed
tired workers during the heated
hours of the day.
Messrs. Milledge and Tommie
Whitlock spent last week at Hitch
Mrs. Avery Franklin, from Beech
Island, is up visiting her mother,.
Mrs. Sam Garner.
Mt. Zion, S. 0.
"Velvet" Flour is made from
wheat grown bj" irrigation and is
not exposed to rains. Sold by
L T. May.
"Velvet" Flour sells for less than
other fancy flours, but the quality
is guaranteed to be good as best.
L. T. May.
WK ead give, you _ anything you>
want in a Studebaker wagon.
Wilson cfc Cantelou.
Mrs. Walter Vincent
of Pleasant Kill, N. C.,
writes: "For three sum
mers, I suffered from
pains in my back and
tides, and weak sinking
spells. Three bottles ol
Car dui, the woman's
tonic, relieved me entire
ly. I feel like another
The Woman's Tonic
For over 50 years,
Cardui has been helping
to relieve women's un
necessary pains and
building weak women up
to health and strength.
It win do the same for
you, if given a fair trial.
So, don't wait but begin
taking Cardui today, for
its use cannot harm you,
and should surely do you
good. , E-72
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g ?tf?acte & If?ow ffian Of h tai. f?
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S stomach, head aiid back," writes li.
j T. Alston, Haleigh, ii. G., "and my ?
? liver and kidneys dio. not work rieht,
? but fcur bottles of bectric Bitters $
Amado mo feel liko 3 new man.'- ?
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Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
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