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Grow Food Crops.
If cotton declines much more
and remains low, it will not require
an act of the legislature to decrease
the acreage next >ear. Every sensi
ble man will realize that to continue
to grow cotton until a normal statue
is restored in Europe will mean
-complete bankruptcy. The only sal
vation left to the farmers is to re
duce the cotton acreage and turn
their attention to producing every
thing possible on the farm that will
.supply food for man and beast.
U. D. C. Meeting.
The Edgefield chapter, U. D. C.
?will meet at the residence of M"s.
J. L. Mims Ootober 13, at 4:30 p.
m. Call to order by president.
"The hardships suffered by the
refugees from the seacoast,"
Mrs. N. G. Evans.
"The confidence placed by
southerners in their negro slaves
and how justified." Mrs. W. L.
Song "Old Kentucky home," Mrs.
Ida Sheppard with piano accompa
niment by Miss Margaret May. All
-members are urged to attend.
Wm Be No Market
A large northern dealer in raw
furs has sent a dispatch to its rep
resentatives over the country stat
ing that there will be practically no
^demand this year for raw furs.
Whether this is due to the disturb
ed condition, incident to the war,
has not been stated. However, those
who have made a practice in this
section of trapping small animals
for their fur should make investiga
tion before endeavoring to secure
Xhe green hides. It is possible that
it will be difficult to dispose of
them at prices that are worth while.
The large northern company above
referred to has stated that "there
.will be no market for dressed or
raw fnr this year."
The special collection which was
taken at the Baptist Sunday school
last Sunday morning for the orph
anage amounted to about $55. At
regular intervals through the year
the members of the Sunday school
3end a contribution but that on last
Sunday was a special collection
Tvhich included the annual Work
Day contribution to the orphanage.
The Suporinindent, Qlr. W. B.
.Cogburn, and the other officers of
and teachers of the school have an
-abiding interest in the Connie Mix
well orphanage and they never lose
an opportunity to have the sub
First Service in New Church
A very large audience assembled
in the new Baptist church last Sun
-day morning, this being the first
time that the church has been used
for worship. A great many too
attended in order to hear Dr. Jef
fries preach, this being his last ser
mon in Edgefield on Sunday morn
ing, it being his purpose to leave in
a few days to enter upon his new
and larger field in Spartanburg.
The building was practically filled
3gain at the evening service, which
was also conducted by Dr. Jeffries.
We heve heard a number of ex
pressions complimenting Dr.
Jeffries upon the two very
-excellent sermons Sunday morning
and evening, and also a great num
ber have expressed themselves as
being highly pleased with the at
tractive new church. We have
ordered a cut made of the building
which will be used next week
should it arrive too late for this
That which easily classes as the
leading social event of the season
among the young people was the
birthday party given by Mr. Julian
D. Holstein, Jr., Monday evening,
the occasion marking the 23rd mile
of his earthly sojourn. Naturally
amiable and affable, the young host
received his guests very cordial
ly and until the hour of departure
arrived not a dull moment was
spent A spirited game of bridge
was engaged in and afforded much
real pleasure to those who gathered
about ihe five tables. The score
showed at the close that Miss Al
lene Smith had won the lady's prize
and Mr. H. M. Reynold's the gen
tleman's prize. A delicious salad
course was served.
The citizens of Batesburg are
putting forth every effort to the end
that the Tri. County Fair of 1014
surpass all others heretofore held.
The fair will be held October 14,
15, and 10. They have good men
behind the enterprise and Ave feel
sure that a grand success will be
made. Dr. E. C. Ridgell is presid2nt
and Dr. W. Price Timmerman is
secretary. A fuller notice will be
given next week.
Committee on Church Grounds.
The following- is the standing
committee to beautify the Baptist
church grounds. Some of them
have their own premises kept most
beautifully, and when their handi
work is seen? this winter and next
spring they will no doubt merit
much credit and praise from thsir
church and their town:
Miss Grace Tompkins,
Mrs. M. A. Taylor,
Miss Virginia Addison,
Mrs. N. M. Jones,
Mrs. Alex Ouzts,
Mrs. J. G. Holland,
Mr. George F. M i ms.
Successful Redly Day.
The annual rally or work day for
the orphanage was observed by the
Methodist Sunday school Sunday
morning, and the success of the
occasion, as well as the results ob
tained, was most gratifying to the
pastor and officers of the school.
The attendance was larger than last
year, and notwithstanding the pre
vailing financial stringency, the col
lection was larger than that realized
from the rally day of last year. The
sum of $35.77 was collected for the
Epworth orphanage. Mr. Walker ts
also greatly pleased that the sum
realized by the Trenton Sunday
school was larger than that of last
Recipient of Much Attention.
Mrs. Charles B. Rhodes of Ma
con is the guest of her sister, Mrs
N. G. Evans, and from the time
she reached Edgefield she has been
showered with much delightful so
cial attention. Wednesday evening
last Mrs. J. D. Holstein entertained
a number of friends with bridge in
her honor. Four tables were arrang
ed and the game was exceedingly
spirited throughout. The first prize
was won by Mrs. C. A. Griffin. De
lightful refreshments were served.
On Thursday evening Mrs. H. A.
Smith entertained in honor of Mrs.
Rhodes, bridge also being the feat
ure of this very pleasant occasion.
Of those who gathered about the
four tables, Judge and Mrs. J. W.
DeVore manifested the greatest
skill, being awarded the first prize.
The hostess served a salad course
It gave ns much genuine pleasure
to receive the announcement of the
marriage of our friends, Miss Annie
Mathis and Mr. Thomas A. Wil
liams, which occurred at Red Hill
church Sunday morning, September
'?0, just before the beginning of the
usual morning service. The ceremo
ny was performed by Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn. Miss Mathis is a daugh
ter of Mr. George W. Mathis who
resides in the Red Hill section. She
is widely beloved because of her
personal charms, lovable disposition
and nobility of heart Mr. Williams
is a son of Mr. Butler Williams of
the Gilgal section, and is honored
far and near for his sterling quali
ties. He is full of energy and am
bition, never stopping short of suc
cess in whatever he undertakes,
which is shown by his well-regulat
ed farm near Cleora, where he and
his bride will make their home.
Fi om Red Hill immediately after
their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liams went to the home of the
groom's father, where they remain
ed until Monday, when they came
to Edgefield to visit Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Holston, Mrs. Holston being
a sister of the bride. The writer ex
tends sincere congratulations to
these widely beloved young people.
The Test That Tells.
Is the Test of Time. ManyJEdge.
field People Have Made
Years ago this Edgefield citizen
told in a public statement, the bene
fit derived from Doan's kidney pills.
The statement is now confirmed
the testimony complete. Instances
like this are numerous. They doub
ly prove the merit of Dean's kidney
pilis. Can any Edgefield reader de- '
marni more convincing proof? it's '
Edgefield testimony, it may be in- 1
vest i crated.
Mrs. C. H. Key, Wigfall avenue,
Edgc-tield, says: "I very seldom have
any trouble from my back or kid
neys now, but when I do, I always ,
take Dean's kidney pills and they ]
relieve me. You may continue to :
use my former statement, recom
mending them. I have just as much i
faith in Doau's kidney pills now as
I did some years ago when I first
Price iOc at all dealers. Don't
simply a>k for a kidney remedy
get Doan's '^kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Key had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Boy's suits all wool from $3.00
up. Pants from $2.50 up. No
matter what others offer, you will
find ours the cheapest.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Travels in Germany
(Continued from page one)
on the "wagen," the German word
for train, and reached at 10 p. m.
Dresden, the Florence of the north,
picturesquely situated on the banks
of the Elbe. It is the most impor
tant center of art in northern Ger
many and was included principally
in our itinerary in order that we
might see the famous painting,
the Sistine Madonna by Raphael,
considered to be the finest picture
in the world. It ?9 characterized by
the marvelous softness of coloring
and by the wonderful sweetness and
contemplation expressed in the face
of the Madonna who occupies the
center of the work with St. Sixtus
to the right and St. Barbara to the
ieft. The background is filled with
small angel faces in dim outline and
at the bottom of picture are two
lovely cherubs. The finest collection
of jewelry in the world is in the
Green Vault, called green because
it contains the only green diamond
as well as other handsome jewels,
cameos, clocks, c:.r^ed ivory and
the crown jewels. Out of a single
piece of ivory was carved the Fallen
Angels in 142 pieces.Dresden is one
of the most beautiful cities we visit
ed and a drive along the residence
streets with beautiful homes and
flowers and statuary will always be
a pleasant memory. At every street
corner were women selling lovely
flowers, fruits and vegetables and
the whole city looked like a huge
piece of Dresden china of dainty
and attractive design.
We all considered Germany a
beautiful country and the people in
dustri?os, home-loving useful intel
ligent citizens. What a change has
come over the country since then,
converting a peaceful land into
scenes of blood and carnage with
thousands slain in war brought
about largely by the over reaching
ambitions of misguided rulers.
M. N. Tillman.
Splendid New Building.
The patrons of Mt. Zion school
have erected an attractive new
school building. It is located near
the home of Mr. E. M. Padgett.
Notwithstanding tb? fact that this
section of the county is somewhat
thinly settled, the good people put
their shoulders to the wheel and
provided a modern building that is
adequate to the needs of the school.
By this progressive move they have
set an example that other rural
communities would do well to fol
low. The first requisite for a suc
cessful school ?9 a commodiou'7
comfortable, well-lighted, well-ven
tilated building. Would that every
community in the county bad such
a building as has been provided for
the children who attend the Mt.
Friday evening last marked the
close of the 13th year of the happy
married life of Capt. and Mrs. Na
than George Evans and the occa
sion was suitably celebrated at their
handsome home, a number of friends
being invited to share the pleasures
of the evening. Soon after the ar
rival of the gue?ts they were seated
about five tables, where an interest
ing game of auction bridge was
played. In addition to the usual en
thusiasm and pleasure incident to a
game of bridge which is participa
ted in by a congenial company of
friends, the echoes from the
wedding bells which rang out thir
teen happy summers ago caused the
wedding spirit to pervade the at
mosphere, making this more thor
oughly enjoyable than the ordinary
function where cards play the lead
ing role. The thirteen-year-old
"bride and groom," neither of
whom seem to have grown a day
older, recsived the hearty congratu
lations and sincere good wishes that
Fortuue may continue to smile
bountifully upon them.
At the close of the game of
bridge the lady's prize was
awarded to Mrs. Julian D.
Holstein and the consolation prize
to Mrs. Susan B. Hill. The closing
feature, and by no means one that
was displeasing, was the serving of
elaborate refreshments in several
bourses by the "bride" in her ac
customed queenly manner.
Departure Deeply Regretted.
The early departure of Dr. M. D.
Jeffries and his estimable family
has caused profound and widespread
regret in Edgefield. During the
past three years he has been a zeal
ous laborer among the Baptist
Mocks of Edgefield and Horn's
Creek, endearing himself to a large
number of people. The prayers and
good wishes of the Edgefield peo
ple will accompany him to his new
field of labor. Dr. Jeffries will leave
for Spartanburg to-morrow, while
Mrs. Jeffries and Miss Snow will
remain here several days with
Roman's Christian Temper
On Monday afternoon a business
meeting of the W. C. T. IT. was
held at the home of Miss Sallie Par
ker. There was an average attend
ance and officers for the ensuing
year were elected as follow?: Presi
dent, Mrs. J. L. Mirna; vice-presi
dent at large, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant;
vice-president in Methodist church.
Mrs. H. N. Greneker; Baptist
church, Mrs. M. E. Barker; record
ing 8ecrtarey, Mrs. W. A. Hart;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant; treasurer, Mrs. James
The superintendents of depart
ments are, medal contests, Mrs. M.
Scientific Temperance Instruc
tion, Mrs. T. H. Ralnsford.
Evangelistic, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Literature, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Anti-narcotics, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Medical Temperance, Mrs- W. t?.
Music, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.
Flower mission, Mrs. W. B.
Cogburn, Mrs. N. M. Jones, Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant.
Co-operation with missionary so
cieties, Mrs. E. J. Norris, Mrs. T.
H. Rainsford, Mrs. M. P. Wells.
Parliamentary usage, Mrs. Till
The afternoon devotions were
conducted by Mrs. Rainsford and
announcement waa made of the
Virginia victory for prohibition,
also the date for the state conven
tion in Florence October 30 to No
vember 1 and the national conven
tion November 11-18 in Atlanta.
One new member was received
and dues collected for 8 members.
The annual reception for the
High and graded school faculty was
discussed, and it was decided that
on invitation of Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillman the reception would be
held at her home the third Friday
evening in October.
The hostess served a delightful
salad course with coffee, with Mis
ses Ruth Timmerman and R?sela
Parker as assistants.
Petit Jury, First Week-Octob er
J C Hatcher, Roper.
John Wright, Johnston.
G P Collier, Plum Branch.
Andrew M Timmerman, Blocker.
John Shelton, Modo3.
Walter Cheathara, Meriwether.
W M Wright, Johnston.
J B Holmes, Red Hill.
W T Strom, Talbert.
R W Christie, Moss:
W L Nicholson, Blocker.
M A Medlock,
T J Barrett, Parksville.
J C Scott, Meriwether.
J H Reardon, Red Hill.
P B Day, Sr., Trenton.
Sumpter Mitchell, Ward's.
Butler Bryan, Elmwood.
J B Scott, Pickens.
G H Waters, Johnston.
G W Scott, Wards.
S H Manget, Trenton.
A L Reynolds, Plum Branch.
G F Townes, Meriwether.
W A Clark, Johnston.
J D Hughey, Talbert.
H H Herlong, Pickens.
W R Freeland, Plum Branch.
J H Holston, Antioch.
J N Fair, Wise.
L H Dorn, Elmwood.
M W Crouch, Johnston.
J L Walker,
P B Wood, Antioch.
B C Berry, Johnston.
Notice of Election,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EIM?EFIFLD.
Whereas, a petition has been filed
with us, and all legal requirements
having been met, it is ordered that
E. M. Padgett, W. M. Carpenter
and John Smith, constituting the
regularly appointed Board of Trus- '
tees, of Gregg School District No.
26, to hold an election in the new
school building in said district on !
Saturday, October 17, 1914, to vote
upon the election of levying and 1
collecting a special tax of (2) mills
on the dollar of all taxable property 1
in said district, proceeds of such ?
levy to be used foi school purposes
in Gregg School, No. 26.
At this election only such resi- '
deut electors as return real or per
sonal property for taxation, and
who exhibit their tax receipts and
registration certificates as required
in general elections shall be allowed
Those favoring the special levy
shall cast a ballot with the word
"Yes" written or printed thereon,
and those opposed to such levy
shall cast a ballot with the word
"No" written or printed thereon.
Within ten dajs after the election,
if a majority of tho-J voting shall
favor the proposed levy, the manag
ers will submit to County Auditor
the result of the election. The
polls shall open at 8 o'clock a. m.,
and close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in
all respects comply with Sec. 1208,
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
Co. Board of Education,
Edgefield Co., S. C.
You are coi
attend our Mi
Thursday and Fr
NEWLY ADDED GERMA]
GREAT EUROPEAN TRA]
ROYAL COURT JAP ANES
REGAL BLUE RIBBl
2 Big Bands of Music
25 Up-to-date Clowns
2 Big Special Railway Trai
TWO BIG COMPLETE 1
AT DGEFIELD (
Don't be misled. r
CLEANEST, BEST and ONL^
No Gamblers. No Graft
Can Other Show
News Notes From Berea Mis
Since oar efficient church clerk,
Mr. M. B. Hamilton, informs us
that we have finished our work for
this associational year, and have
met all appointments, we want to
give expression to our delight in
having accomplished this which has
never before been realized in the
same number of months at this, one
little church, Berea.
We have a live woman's mission
society, with Mrs. W. R. Swearin
gen, Mrs. W. T. Reel and Mrs. J.
L. Prince officers, and also a bright,
sunny, sunbeam band led by Miss
Ida Lou;Byrd, Marguerite Hagood
and Lucile Timmerman. Lastly,
we have organized, and have in
splendid working order a Royal
Ambassador chapter for our dear
boya of Berea community, led by
Miss Ruby Watson.
Every effort put forth for advance
ment God's kingdom at this church
is encouraged in every way by our
beloved pastor, Rev. Henry Bell
White. He is such a consecrated
christian that every one who comes
in contact with him, feels inspired
to do greater and nobler things. We
are happy that he has accepted the
call to serve us again.
Our call is now for the ophanage,
and the collections from Sunday
Bchools and Bands will be taken
third Sunday afternoon at church.
The ladies of our missionary so
ciety are requested to meet at Mrs.
Wird Corley's home on Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for our
regular meeting. Mrs. Corley is in
failing health, and unable to attend
our church services, so let us go to
her home at stated hour for prayer
It has been suggested that each
one surprise her by carrying some
appropropriate gift to cheer her. It
will be remembered that she is a
faithful member and was a regular[
contributor to all benevolent pur
poses at Berea church.
All persons having any claims
against the estate of S. T. Brimson
will prove same before me at Nine
ty Six or the Judge of Probate, for
Edgetield county, South Carolina,
on or before the 5th day of Octo
ber 1914, or else be debarred of
payment thereof. All persons owing
said astate will pay same to J. E.
J. E. Brunson,
Admrst. estate of S. T. Brunson.
Long term loans to 1
Your farm land accepted as
or other COLLATERRAL. Unlim
denominations of Three Hundred an
.dially invited to
.iday, October 1st
Nf ZOOLOGIC INSTITUTE
[NED ANIMAL TOURNEY
>E ATHLETIC CONCLAVE
3NED HORSE FAIR
100 Star Acts and Artists
10 Acres of Tents
ins of Delightful Surprises
This is positively the
WHILE SHOW ATTENDING
ers. No Immoral Issues,
s Say as Much?
Funny Men Coming.
MANY COMIC SIGHTS AND LUDICROUS
NOVELTIES FOR THE CHILDREN.
This comedy section with the
great jSjin-JJrstbers' Shows this sea
son is an all embracing feature.
There is a score or more of lanny
men, that are notable for their
novel ideas and entirely refined
They are the leaders of their
ctass, presenting new, original comic
entrees, ludicrous situations, hu
morous climaxes and button burst .
! ing proclivities. Among the names
of this bunch of tun makers will be
found the great American clown,
"Slivers" La Belle; the Yankee
character actor. Charles La Belle;.
James Duval, original arenic "cop
p3r"; Rube Walt?rs, funny mali te;
the Garci netti Brothers, Italian
comiques; Bob Rozelle, just plain
clovn; the Brown Brothers, Eng
lish funuy folks; Master Harrison,
the "smallest clown alive"; Miss
Gloria Dutton, original lady clown;
Sim Jay Rice, Irish funster; Billy
Hogan, the Hippodrone clown, and
assisting company of clever artists,
forming in all an assemblage of fa
mous clowns, all of infinite jest and
The Sun Brothers' performances
for this, their twenty-second annual
tour, is the very greatest ever
handled by this well known firm
of amusements managers.
The equestrians; the acrobats;
the big Japanese troupe; the blue
ribboned cake-walking and turkey
trotting"horses; the sensational lady
aerialists; the physical culture men
and women; the marvelous trained
elephants and lions; these are all
classy features and seldom to be
seen with an exhibition in this sec
The show is slated to pitch its
tents at Edgefield, Friday October 2.
Patrons Should Heed Call
Superinttndent T. J. Lyon an
nounces in this issue that a meeting
will be held next Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock for the purpose of re
organizing the School Improve
ment association and invites all
who are interested in aiding the
school through this organization to
attend the meeting. We trust that
the teachers will meet with gener
ous co-operation from the patrons
and people of the community in
their efforts to improve the school
grounds, building and also in en
larging the library.
Famers A Specialty.
security WITHOUT ENDORSER
ited funds immediately available in
d up. Established 1802.
^?K & SON, Augusta, Ga.