Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, May 26.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
See "Mr. Bub" in the opera house
Friday night, May 28.
Even the late hauling of commer
cial fertilizers is considerably short
of previous years.
Ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard has gone
to St. Louie on business connected
with the Knights of Honor.
Dr. J. G. Tompkins is in Ashe
ville attending a meeting of the
Lient-Gov. A. J. Bethea of Co
Inmbia was among the visitors in
Photographs at reduced price*
nntil the middle of June at Miss
Eliza Mima' studio.
Dr. E.JPendleton Jones will de
liver the literary address before the
Allendale High School on June 7.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard is in
Greenwood attending a meeting of
the trustees of Connie Maxwell or
Misses Janie md Pearl Reel and
Mr. Warren Reel spent Sunday in
Augusta with their father. Mr. W.
Miss Royal Peak is at home for
the summer,4 having closed 'the
school which she taught at Blen
Mr. L. B. Jones is in Orangeburg
attending the grand lodge, Knights
of Pythias, as the representative of
the Edgefield lodge.
Mr. A. E. Padgett attended a
meeting of group four of the South
Carolina Bankers association in
%t is time to begin sowing peas.
If ^>eaa for planting can be obtain
ed, do not let an acre of stubble be
left without them. Peas feed the
land, man and beast.
Miss Daisy Lyon is at home for
th?fS?mmer vacation.So satisfactori
ly have been he,r services as teacher
of the Lott school that she has been
urged to accept the school for anoth
The Dorothy Perkins rose, thp
most beau8iful of the many beauti
ful running roses, is now in full
bloom. In a number of yards and
flower gardens in Edgeiield the
Dorothy Perkins can be seen.
The grain is turning out bstter
in some sections than was expected
several weeks ago. The best yield
from the field reported so far was
48 dozen binder bundles from three
quarters of an acre by Mr. Tandy
MTS. Fannie Tompkins, Mrs. Ma
mie Till mau and Miss Miriam Nor
ris attended the Chautauqua in Au
gusta Thursday to hear Miss Alice
Nielson, whose sweet soprano voice
can do more even than "soften
rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
For the next 10 days everything
in the line of millinery prices re
dnced almost at half.
We are pleased to learn that Mis
Ethel and Ellie Miller Lanham,
daughters of Mr. T. U. Lanham,
will arrive in a few weeks (as soon
as the Columbus school closes) to
spend the summer in Edgefield.
Miss Ethel graduated last summer
from the Greenville Female College j
and is now teaching in Columbus.
The Advertiser acknowledges
with pleasure an invitation from
Miss June Nicholson Rainsford to
attend the commencement of the
College for Women. Miss June
graduates this ?ear, having made:
an excellent record during the past j
District Attorney J. William
Thurmond spent several days in
Washington last week, conferring
with the attorney general and others
npon matters pertaining to the
Western District. Mr. Thurmond
will study to know his duty, and
laving learned what those duties
^are he will perform them to the let
Don't fail to see the "Movies."
"Whatdo you think ought to be
done about the Lusitauia disaster?"
**I can not give out an opinion
just at this time."
"Waiting to hear from Waehing
"Ko, my wife is in New York."
Mrs. Bettie Thomas who has been
visiting her ?ons in Augusta arrived
Saturday to visit her son in Edge
field, Mr. C. M. Thomas.
Miss Marion Blalock is among
the fair young teachers who have
arrived for the summer vacation.
She bas been teaching near Whit
Mr. Herbert A. Smith is having
his residence on Main street enlarg
ed and remodeled. When completed
it will be one of the most attractive
homes in town.'
Mr. Charlie B. Key underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the
hospital in Columbia last Thursday.
He has steadily improved and will
be sufficiently strong to leave the
hospital in a day or two.
Two other good citizens announce
this week for the position of cotton
weigher for Edgefield, making thus
far three candidates, any one of
whom will fill the place with entire
satisfaction. All of them are popular
men and havemiany friends who are
interested in their oaudidacy.
The officeis and teachers of the
Baptist Sunday scbool have arrang
ed to give a picnic at Centre Spring
Tuesday, June 8, for the memb3rs
of the school. For the past six
months the school has been steadily
growing, the attendance being io
the neighborhood of 200 every Sun
Tho Advertiser is pleased to an
nounce that Mr. W. T. Reel will be
able to return to his home to-mor
row from the hospital in Augusta.
v\ bile his sight has been very ma
terially impaired, he can see a band
before his face with both eyes, and
the specialists are of the opinion
that his sight will greatly improve.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rainsford
entertained at their handsome coun
try home Tuesday evening of last
week in honor of Mr, and Mrs. Mil
ton Parker, Jr. A number of Edge
field young people were honored
with invitations and made the jour
ney in automobiles, Mrs. Rainsford,
who is yet regarded as a bride her
self, piade a charming hostess, every
feature of the reception being plan
ned in the most beautiful manner.
One lot Palm Beach suits just re
ceived in light and dark at $5.00.
I Judge Johnson Congratulated
Since his appointment to the fed
eral bench Judge Joseph 1\ John
sou has received many ?letters of
congratulation from fellow con
gressman. These letter?- reflect the
high degree of confidence and es
teem in which the retired congress
man was held by his associates dur
ing the fourteen years he represent
ed the Fourth Soutb Carolina dis
Extracts from letters of congress
men on Judge Johnson's appoint
ment to the federal bench last
month are as follows:
T. U. Sisson of Mississippi Says:
'"I am glad to have had the op
portunity and ; privilege of service
with you in congress. We hate to
lose you, for we need men of your
convictions, courage and ability in
the making of our laws."
William P. Borland of Missouri Writes:
"It is a matter of the keenest re
gret to know that our intimate and
delightful associations in our work
in congress have come to an end.
The regret is tempered only by the
thought that you are called upon to
fill an office of great power, digni
ty and responsibilitv and one which
will give ample scope to your tal
F. H. Gillett of Massachusetts Writes.
"I am exceedingly sorry that you
are leaving congress, for as you
know you have been one of the men
whom I have trusted and respected.
Both in committees and on the floor
I have always had the greatest con
fidence ?in your action and know
that it was always honest and that
it was generally wise. Your leaviug
is the cause of genuine regret "
James W. Good of Iowa Says:
*'I shall miss you in the ner.t con
gress, especially when it comes to
working out problems of the appro
priation bill, which you in the last
few years have looked after in so
able a mannei. Your state will lose
a valuable representative and tl.G
house itself one of its best advisers."
James R. Mann of Illinois, Floor Leader
of the Minority Says:
"It is with a feeling of great re
gret when I realize you will not be
in congress to give me tbe benefit
of your wide knowledge; but know
ing you as I have come to, you will
maka one of our very best judges,
and I congratulate you most hearti
ly and hope your new duties may
prove agreeable in every respect.
My associatiou with you has been a
Claude Kitchin of North Carolina, Floor
Leader of the Majority, Says:
"We have been associated as the
best of friends for 14 years in con
gress. I do not know a member
whom I will miss more in his retire
ment than you. It will always be my
happinsss to remember your good
work, your good judgment, your
good Democracy and your good
friendship. I regret you are going
to leave us. It is a pleasure to know
you are to take a position which
will be equally congenial to you.
You must run up to ' see us some
times. A welcome will always be
awaiting you from your old col
Champ Clark of Missouri, Speaker of the
**I congratulate jon on getting a
judgeship if you wanted it, and J'
guess you did or you would not have
taken it. Why you want to swap a
high position in the house like you
have for a judgeship is moie than I
can comprehend. I shall always re
member our pleasant relations in
the house and appreciate your valua
ble service to the country."
Have you seen them? If not why
not? Are von coming every night?
If you come one night and the
pictures we have do not please you,
don't stop, for we change pictures
daily and the next night may be
just what you want. We do not try
to please everyone every night, for
that would be impossible but we
please some every night and your
night is sure to come. Try it and
The Torrens System.
The meeting of the stat ? legisla
ture is not so far in the future, but
that some omnipresent matters
may be discussed as pertinent and
timely. This is particularly true
when it happen? to be a great ques
tion, involving an unusual amount
of work. There are many material
matters that can be handled by the
state legislature this year without
delving into any of the conglomera
ted affairs that have vexed lawmak
ers-and tho people-during the
past few years.
There is a great demand foi the
so-called state land banks and con
sequent system of rural credits.
However, the question of titles will
have to be settled before the work
of the loaning money cheaply on
farm land can be systematized.i^Th?
Chronicle happens to have advanced
this idea many years ago, urging
especially the Torrens system for
Augusta, and recommending it for
the whole state, therefore the idea
of at last getting some recognition
on this score has an exceptionally
North Carolina has adopted the
Torrens system and it has resulted
in marvelous progress for that grate.
In a short definition of the system it
may be stated that it simply means
the guarantee by the state of land
titles. The first work is one of ex
tensive character, but after the fu
ture management is simplicity it
self. After the titles are once es
tablished and recognized by the state
the owner ?9 given a certificate to
this effect, similar to a stock certifi
cate in a corporation. When the
sale, or transfer of the land is made
the owner acts as though transfer
ring a stock certificate and the derk
of court issues a new certificate.
Under the present method the cost
of establishing and maintaining ti
tles is too great. Let the legisla
ture get busy right now and devote
some time to thinking and studying
this proposition and make it a law.
It will cost something, but it will
mean infinitely more than its cost
to the state.-Augusta Chronicle.
Effective Sunday, April 18
Train No. 231 will leave Edge
field 10:10 A. M., leave Treuton
10:35 A. M., arrive Augusta 11:50
Train No. 229 will leave Edge
field 11:20 A. M., arrive at Aiken
12:35 P. M.
Train 207 will leave Edgefield
7:20 P. M., arrive Augusta 9:25
Corresponding changes in sched
ules of trains at intermediate points.
For additional information com
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.
We are receiving goods most
every day. We are carrying the lar
gest stock in this section. Prices
cut nearly in half. Don't buy your
hat until you see ours.
The Union Meeting of the 1st di
vision of the Edgefield Association
meets with Bethany Baptist church
May 29-30, 1915.
10:30, Devotional services con
ducted by the moderator.
11:00, Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from churches.
11:30, The layman's part in a
spiritual revival? W. E. Lott, R.
T. Strom, Rev. G. H. Burton.
12:00, What should be the atti
tude of christians in the prohibition
election to be held in thin state in
September? Jess Ouzts, J. L. Mims,
Rev. W. B. Smith, Rev. E. P.
Jones, D. D.
Adjourn for dinner.
2:00, How can our union meet
ings be improved? G. L. Coleman,
A. S.Tompkins, Rev. J. R.McKittriok.
2:30, What constitutes a good
pastor? F. P. Rush, Walter Cheat
ham, W. B. Cogburn, Rev. H. B.
3:00, How does the contributions
of our churches to missions compare
with their material prosperity? D.
L. Burnett, O. Sheppard, Rev. P.
10:30, Sunday school.
11:30, Missionary sermon by
Rev. E. P. Jones, D. D., or Rev.
IP. B. Lanham.
Adjournment for dinner.
2:0C, What aime should the Su
perintendent and teachers of a Sun
day school keep before them? R.
T. Stiom, W. B. Cogburn, Rev.
G. H. Burton.
2:30, What part should the pas
tor take in the Sunday school? Rev.
W. R. Smith, Rev. P. B. Lanham,
Rev. J. R. Mckittrick, Dr. E. P.
J. E. Johnston.
Union meeting of 3rd division
meets with Bethlehem Baptist
church May 29-30. Meeting called
to order 11:00. Devotional service
by moderator. Enrollment of dele
gates and reports from eacb church.
1st, Are the different mission
boards using the money to the best
advantage, L. G. Bell and J. C.
2nd, To what extent is a Chris
tian responsible for the salvation of
Jais neighbor, J. C. Harvley, Rev.
G. W. Bussey.
Adjourn for dinner 12:30.
3rd, What does the scripture
teach us as to Christian assurance,
Wi R. Leggat, P. H. Bussey.
4th, Is the mission spirit grow
ing in our churches as they become
informed on the needs of the boards.
Rev. P. 1>. Lanham and Bro. War
5th, Why is the missionary Bap
1 ist making a greater growth than
the Primative Baptist in the last de
cade, Jno. G. McKie, W. R. Parks.
Sunday morning Sunday school
at regular hour 1U:30.
6th, Are we getting what we
should from our union meetings,
S. T. Adams, Thos. McAHster.
Missionary sermon by Rev. Mr.
Adjourn for dinner.
7th, What attitude should Chris
tians take in the prohibition elec
tion in this State in September, Dr.
W. G. Blackwell.
8th, How does the spiritual COL
dition of our churches compare
with their material prosperity, T,
G. Talbert, J. M. Garnet.
H. E. Bunch, for Committee.
Notice of Bridge Letting.
Sealed bids will be received at
noon, June 23, 1915, at the office
of County Board of Commissioners,
at Edgefield, S. C., for furnishing
all materials and labor and erecting
complete ready for travel steel
bridge across Turkey Creek at Pleas
ant Lane, Edgefield county, S. C.
Plans and specifications can be
I seen at office of Supervisor of Edge
field county. Certified check for
$500.00 to aceompany bids. Right
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
A. A. Edmunds,
I have opened an up-to-date press
ing club in the front room over the
store of Dunovant & Co., and are
prepared to do cleaning and pressing
in the most approved manner.
In addition to cleaning and press
ing men's suits, we give special at
tention to ladies' garments. Give
us a trial. Satisfaction guaranteed.
We make a Specialty of
: Palm Beach Suits
H. T. HAMILTON
Notice to Farmers
For the. benefit of our friends we wish to advise
that you can bring all of your live stock intended for
sale to our
North Augusta Abattoir
Just East of North Augusta Bridge
and sell them to our customers without charges.
Express shipments of Live Calves, Hogs and Lambs
should be made to office in Augusta, Ga. No charge made
L. Scharff & Co.
age idea is welcomed
by all people of refined
It is a guarantee of our faith
in the purity and goodness of
Chero-Cola that it is sold only
in the sealed bottle, with the Chero
Cola label on it.
The bottles are sterilized-the contents
are accurately measured-no guess measures.
It comes to you always perfect-always uniform
in flavor and always pure, wholesome and re
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J. C. LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
latlv pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
Our Motto: 882
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