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Social Gathering at Home of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Agner.
a One of the most pleasant social
events held in our community in a
long time was that given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Agner
Saturday evening last by Mr. John
Agner and Miss Sallie Agner in
honor of their cousin, Miss Anna
Stevens of Collier, who has been
spending a week in the commu
After all of the guests arrived
some very sweet music on the harp
and piano was enjoyed, this being
rendered by Mr. Agner and his sis
ter. After several games were
played, all engaged in two old-time
cake walks which were the crown
ing features of the evening diver
sion. The first was won by Misses
Mamie and Ruth Timmerman and
the second by John Agner and Miss
Everette Bush. The judges were
Willis Fleming Cosey and Elam
Prescott, the latter presenting the
The occasion was thoroughly en
joyed, all of the guests regretting
when the hour to say good-bye ar
The guests on this occasion were
Mr. Eddie Agner and family, Miss
Mamie Bussey, Misses Mamie and
Ruth Timmerman, Miss Everette
Bush, Miss Yelma Dorn, Miss
Emma Thurmond and Miss Marie
Hamilton, and Messrs. Willie Dom
Jimmie Thurmond, Clarence Bush?
Berry Hamilton, Bruce Timmer
man, Oneal Timmerman and Pressly
Modoc, S. C.
Be lure and try Mexican Jnne
corn. 1 have the seed, can be sown
as late af August 1, 75c per peck.
L. T. May.
Is Sickness a Sin?
If no% it's wicked to neglect ill
ness and means of relief. It's wick
ed to endure Liver, Ills, Headache,
Indigestion, Constipation, when one
dose of Po Do-Lax gives relief. Po
Do-Lax is Podophyllin (May Ap
ple), without the gripe. It arouses
the Liver, increases the flow of bile
-Nature's antiseptic in the bowels.
Your Constipation and other ills
disappear over-night because Po
Do-Lax has helped Nature to re
move the cause. Get a bottle from
your Druggist to-day. Get rid of
your Constipation overnight.
Oatmeal m tins,cornflakes, puffed
rice, puffed wheat.
L. T. May.
Fresh Pratt's poultry powders.
L. T. May.
You say that cucumbers and can
taloupes will not mix. I know
that they will, for years ago when
planted close together in my garden
they mixed and were worthless.
And you say sweet potatoes will
not mix, and 25 years ago I planted
red potatoes and yams side by side
and they were a mixed color. There
is no guess about this."
I grow cantaloupes and cucum
bers side by side every summer and
always get good cant?loupes and
good cucumbers. You can use the
pollen of a canteloupe on a cucum
ber bloom, and the seed will make
cucumbers and not a hybrid. The
change in color in sweet potatoes
is no evidence of mixing:, but sim
ply a natural sport and the potatoes
were still yam and red potatoes.
You can cross sweet potatoes only
by getting ripened seed from blos
soms that have been fertilized by
the pollen of another variety. But
sweet potatoes seldom make seed
except in the tropics, and do we
not grow them from seed, and
hence there is no crossing, for
plants do not cross by their roots.
Sweet potatoes will often show red
dish streaks when there are no red
potatoes around. Nancy Hall very
commonly has the reddish streaks.
Constipation Causes Most Ills.
Accumulated waste in your thirty
feet of bowels causes absorption of
poisons, tends to produce fevers,
upsets digestion. You belch ga?,
feel stuffy, irritable, almost cranky,
it's your condition. Eliminate this
poisonous waste by taking one or
two Dr. King's New Life Pills to
night. Enjoy a full, free bowel
movement in the morning-you
feel so grateful. Get an original
bottle, containing 3(1 pills, from
your Druggist to-day for 25c.-3
Heinz's baked bears, Spaghetti,
Peanut Butter, Olives, Olive Oil.
L. T. May.
Heniz's Dill Pickles, 15c can.
L. T. May.
Cuba molasses at
L. T. May's.
Honor Roll of Edgefield Graded
and High Schools.
Graded School-Fist Grade: Marga
ret Strom, Albert Rainsford, William
Cogburn, Herman Rubenstein.
Advanced FirstGrade-Louise Quarles
Kathryn Stewart, Carrie Dunovant,
Julia Strom, Hansford Mims, Mary
Lillie Byrd, Jeanette Timmons, Odes
Second Grade-Felicia Mims, Allen
George Thurmond, Willie Parks, Nell
Strom, Lucy Sheppard, Mary Marsh,
May Rives, Royal Shannonhouse.
Third Grade-John Wells, Isabelle
Byrd, Edwin Rives, Allen Edwards
Benjamin Cogburn, Elizabeth Lott.
Fourth Grade - George Tompkins,
Raymond Folk, William Strom, Elea
nor Mims, Corrie Cheatham, Mobley
Sheppard, Gertrude Thurmond, Mitch
Fifth Grade-Lois Mims, William
Jones, Dixon Timmerman, William
Folk, Myriam Hart, Flora Bell Griffith,
Geneva Quarles, Elizabeth Rives.
Sixth Grade-Edith Ouzts, Sara Lyon,
Norma Shannonhouse, Strom Thurmond,
Seventh Grade-Edwin Folk, Arthur
High School-Eighth Grade:-Mar
garet May , Willie Peak, Neta Ouzts, |
Ninth Grade-Ouida Pattison, Janice
Morgan, Mary Lewis, Emmie Broad
water, Douglas Timmerman.
Tenth Grade-Lula Ouzts, Alma De
Loach. Blondelle Hart
Eleventh Grade-Walter Mays, Wil
lie May Hart, Evelyn Broadwater, Em
Resolutions Adopted by the
Woman's Missionary Society
of Hom's Creek.
Whereas, God has seen proper to
remove from our midst our friend
and oldest co-worker, Mrs. Mary
She has left her home saddened
by the absence of a kind and loving
mother, whose place cannot be
Resolved, That to the Great Au
thor and Giver of life we must bow
in humble submission, knowing that
He doeth all things well.
That this Society extend to the
bereaved family their deepest sym
pathy and pray God's blessing upon
That a copy of these resolutions
be placed in our minutes, a copy be
sent to the family, and a copy be
sent to The Edgefield Advertiser
Mr s. Carrie Mays,
Mrs. Jessie Crafton,
Mrs. A. A. Wells.
Tributes Paid to Women.
Woman is the masterpiece.-Con
Women teach us repose, civility
Shakespeare has no heroes, he has
All that I am my mother made
me.-John Quincy Adams.
If woman lost Eden, such as she
alone can restore it.-Whittier.
Woman is the most perfect when
the most womanly.-Gladstone.
Woman was the last at the cross
and the earliest at the grave.-E. S.
A handsome woman is a jewel:
a good woman is a treasure.-Sanid.
There is a woman at the begin
ning of all great things,-Lamar
Women are a new race, re-created
since the world received Christiani
Heaven han nothing more tender
than a woman's heart when it is the
abode of pity.-Luther.
For where is any author in the
world who teaches such beauty as a
Two High-Stepping Fathers.
The highest stepper among the
great throng at Rehoboth Sunday
was our frien 3 J. P. Sullivan. He
has four daughters, the youngest
being eight y^ars of age, and with
in the past two weeks the Stork
visited his home and left a little
eon, J. P. Jr. No wonder he is a
high stepper! The next highest
stepper was our friend John Hugh
ey. As he went in and out among
his friends, extending very cordial
greeting, which is his wont on all
occasions at Rehoboth, he carried
little J?.hn D., Jr., on his arm. We
didn't blame him either for step
ping hiv h. But we did blame some
of the crusty old bachelors for not
joining the ranks of high-stepping.
An Easy, Pleasant Laxative.
One or two Dr. King's New Life
Pills with a tumbler of water at
night. No bad, nauseating taste;
no belching gas. Go right to bed.
Wake up in the morning, enjoy a
free, easy bowel movement, and feel
fine all day. Dr. King's New Life
Pills are sold by all Druggists, 36
in an original package, for 25c.
Get a bottle to-day-enjoy this
easy, pleasant laxative.-2
(Continued from First Page.)
Lewis she gave a dainty crepe-de
ohine handkerchief. A salad course
with iced tea was served by Misses
Emmie Wright, Annie Crouch,
Elberta Bland, Satcher and Fannie
Pratt Andrews.The two hours spent
in this home were most pleasant
Mrs. J. K. Allen and Miss Mary
Lewis of Meeting Street spent
Thursday with Mrs. F. A. Tomp
Wednesday afternoon about forty
friends gathered io the home of
Mrs. John Wright to enjoy the so
! cial affair that was being given for
Miss Pauline Lewis by her friend
Miss Emmie Wright. The chief di
version was progressive rook and
partners were chosen by the score
cards bearing different kinds of
flowers, the cards and table match
ing. When interest was at its height
a stir was created by a little washer
woman entering with a basket of
laundry which she placed in front
of Miss Lewis bidding her "count
them to see if dey was; all dar."
Miss Orabell Perry as the washer
woman was very good in her make
up. When opened the basket was
found to contain many beautifully
embroidered towels. To Miss
Crouch the hostess gave a piece of
embroidere? lingerie, Master Bur
rell Boatwright presenting the gift.
An elaborate salad course with ioed
tea was served by the hostess and
Mesdames John Wri ght and M.
Present at the luncheon of Wed
nesday morning which Miss Elise
Mobley gave for Miss Pauline Lew
is were the class of these two with'
a few other friends. Fragrant sum
mer flowers were used in the decora
tions and on the four tables for
rook. The highest score was made
by Miss Emmie Crouch who won a
crepe-de-chine tie. Miss Lewis was
presented with a pair of pink silk
hose. All were invited into the din
ing room, where upon a beautifully
decorated table a tempting repast
was served by Misses Marion Mob
ley and Mary Lucia Mobley.
Drs- E. P. Corn and L. S. Max
well have purchased the Williams
Drug company stock and at an ear
ly date will begin business at this
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is at home
from a visit to Columbia and Fair
fax and while at the latter place
made an address relative to missions.
Mrs. Jack A. Lott was the charm
ing hostess for an afternoon party _
of Thursday, the occasion being a'?
ranged in compliment to Miss Pau
line Lewis and the whole affair be
ing characterized with much pleas
ure and happiness. Mesdames F. M.
Boyd and J. L Walker assisted in
receiving the guests, and while in
the parlor music by Mrs. James
Cullum and Miss Emma Bouknight
was enjoyed. The guests were in
vited into the dining room where
seated at a table, lovely in all its ap
pointments, a tempting salad course
was served. The place cards were
cupids and Miss Lewis' chair was
designated by a large gold heart
as also was the chair of Miss Elise
Crouch thus adorned. Between
courses, telegraph blanks were giv
en and telegrams written, using
"Lewis-Pay ne," each word begin
ning with the letters in the names
and written in the order that they
came. These were collected and read
by the hostess, some being excellent
advice and others provoking much
laughter. Refreshing ices and pound
cake were served after this. A beau
tiful gift for Miss Lewis, a towel
embroidered in pink, was found at
her place, and Miss Crouch received
also a towel embroidered ia white.
Every social occasion in this home
is always happily remembered and
this one will be recalled as one of
A very pleasant party of Friday
afternoon was the one arranged by
Miss Gladys Sawyer for her friend,
Miss Elise Crouch. Miss Sawyer
was assisted in receiving by Miss
Frances Bland, they greeting the
guests at the front gate. Out under
the shade trees several tables for
rook were arranged and bright
flowers were used in the decorations.
Miss Crouch was given a lovely
piece of embroidered lingerie and
Miss Pauline Lewis received a
combing jacket in pink and blue.
Frozen cream and cake were served
by Misses Clara and Maud Sawyer
and Annie Crouch. The time was
most happily spent.
The week's pleasures ended with
the delightful affair with which
Mrs. Owington S. Wertz compli
mented her grand-daughter, Miss
Elise Crouch on Saturday afternoon.
About seventy friends were present
and were cordially welcomed by the
hostess and her daughter, Mrs. Tay
lor Goodwyn, and assisting them
were Mesdames DeSaussure Hogan
and H. W. Crouch. Punch waa
served by Mesdames Claud
Wertz and Wilber Wertz and the
favors of golden horse shoes tied
with yellow ribbons were given by
Master Alton Wertz. The guests
were all seated on the long verane!;
and Miss Crouch occupied a seat o
honor and above her chair was ?
large gold horse shoe with then
initials "E. C. C.--L. S. M." on it
A love discussion was held, Mrs
James White asking the questions
which gave a merry half hour. The
guests ' were then asked to write
good wishes for the bride-to-be and
these were collected and read bj
Mrs. Bartow Walsh and Miss Zena
Payne. Later all were ushered into
the dining room by Mesdames O
D. Black and M. W. Crouch and
the-tf soon felt that they had entered
fairy land for invisible doors open
ed from a bower of white and green
and a little fairy, Helen Walker,
with her maid, went to Miss Crouch
and led her to her bowei where in
side she found many lovely gifts of
linen, a handsome one, an embroid
erei Irish linen table cloth,from her
grand- mother, 'being one of the
many gifts. While looking at these
a short musical program was had
and piano solos were given by Mes
dunes T. R. Hoyt and James Col
lum and Miss Emma Bouknight and
two vocal solos by Mesdames F.
M. Boyd and James White. In the
dining room the decorations were
of red lillies and ferns and the red
lights cast a pretty glow. The table
was covered with a lace cloth. An
elaborate salad course with iced tea
was served by Misses Annie Crouch.
Helen Lewis, Hallie White and
Frances Andrews. While enjoying
this Mrs. Goodwyn read for the
benefit of all, some binding promis
es made her by Dr. Maxwell, con
cerning her niece, the fntnre Mrs.
Maxwell. The guests passed from
here into the living room which
was attractive in yellow flowers and
ferns, and adieux were reluctantly
On Saturday the W. C. T. U. of
this [place joined with the other
unions and sent a picnic basket and
bright flowers out to the inmates of
the County Home, this being done
in celebration of the birthday of
Jennie Cassedy. Mesdames T. R.
Denny and Janies White carried the
basket ont to the home.
K On Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock, in the home of the bride's
father, Mr. J. C. Lewis, occurred
the marriage of his daughter, Miss
Margaret Pauline Lewis to Mr.
John Howard Payne. These two
young people are greatly beloved
here and their approaching marriage
has been an event in which all have
been sincerely interested, both of
these having grown up to man's es
tate and young womanhood in their
midst. The happy union of these
two loving hearts has the sanction
and blessing of a host of friends.
The marriage was a quiet one, no
cards being issued and this beauti
ful custom, ordained by God, was
witnessed only by those united by
ties of kinship and a few intimate
friends. The home was beautifully
decorated, the colois being white
and green and the two front rooms
were thrown together and in the
center was an archway of flowers
with ferns and southern smilax,
from which was suspended two
pierced hearts. The wedding march
was played by Miss Frances Turner,
a niece of the groom, and as the old
but ever sweet and new notes rang
out, the bridal pair entered and
stood within the archway where
they were met by Dr. A. T. King
who spoke the sweetly solemn
words that united the lives and des
tiny of these two, which is so bright
and promising. During the ceremo
ny "Hearts and flowers," was soft
ly played. The ceremony concluded
with a beautiful prayer that heav
en's choicest blessings might ever
attend the pathway of these two
young people whose future God has
thus interlinked. Then came the
congratulations and good wishes of
friends and relatives. The bride was
attired in a modish traveling suit
of green, with all accessories of her
toilet in harmony and appeared an
ideally sweet, modest and winsome
bride. She carried a shower bouquet
of bride's roses and lillies of the
valley tied with broad white satin
ribbon. The groom wore the regu
lation afternoon suit, with a bouton
ni?re of lillies of the valley- During
the pleasant intermingling of
friends a delicious repast was serv
ed by several young maidens and
bright music filled the air. While
all was gladness and the wedding
bells were merrily pealing forth the
happy pair slipped away and left in
a car to catch the 5 o'clock train at
a lower point, and will go on a bri
dal tour but their destination they
would not reveal. The many beauti
ful gifts from loving friends and
relatives was a testimony of their
affection and regard for this young
Now is the time to drink Shiver
Springs water. Fresh shipment
$1.30 per 5 gallon demijohn at
L. T. May's.
I have pop corn and early amber
cane seed that should be sown with
How about the movies, are you
In Loving Remembrance of a
Sweet Little Babe.
About noon May 29th, the death
angel entered the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. W*. McKie and snatched
from the arms of fond and loving
parents one of their sweet little
twin babes, HOWARD, aged 13
months. But this blessed little
sunbeam could be spared only a
short time from the portals of
heaven, and the angel band came to
bear the precious jewel home, for
little HOWARD was too pure and
bright to dwell in this sin-cursed
world. His mission is ended and
now he is clasped in the arms of his
Savior watching and waiting for his
' Precious Howard thou has left us,
From this world forever gone,
We should not call the back
From thy Father's heavenly throne.
No, dear darling, not for millions,
But will pray to meet thee there
In thy Father's glorious mansion,
From this world of toil and care.
No one knows how we do miss thee,
Precious darling from us flown,
We weep and mourn for thee,
But thou art forever gone.
There will never be a sorrow
To wrinkle thy sweet smooth face,
For God has taken thee
To his holy resting place.
The South Carolina Federation of
Women's Clubs has only one schol
arship to Winthrop College vacant
this year. As usual, this scholar
ship will be awarded by competi
tive examination. Requirements
have always been inability to pay
for college course, endorsement by
a president of a federate club, and
applicant must be sixteen years of
age or over.
Entrance examinations to Win
throp will be held at every county
court he use on July 2nd, and at the
same time applicants for the schol
arship given through the federation
may take the examination.
Girls eligible for the scholarship
examination and who desire to com
pete for the same this year should
make application at once to Mrs.
Walter E. Duncan, Chairman of the
Department of Education of the
South Carolina Federation of Wo
men's Clubs, Aiken, S. C.
The Winthrop scholarship is
worth $100 a year.
The federation has two other
scholarships to award this year, one
to Lander College and one to Coker
College, the value of which and the
time for examination of applicants
to be published later.
Elbert Hubbard said at 58 he had
never consulted a physician and
never was sick an hour in his life.
He thought a man ought to live
five times the length of time he
spends reaching maturity, which is
20 years. That would make us
ali 100 years old at death. His
recipe for living a hundred is this:
First-Deep breathing in the
open air with your mouth closed.
Second-Moderation in eating;
simple dishes; Fletcherize; eat fruit
every day, especially bananas.
Third-Exercise at least two
hours in the open each day, walk
ing, working in the garden, playing
with the children.
Fourth-Shep eight hours ina
thoroughly ventilated room.
Fifth-Drink all the water be
tween meals you care to.
Sixth-Don't bother to forgive
your friends; just forget them.
Seventh-Keep busy. It is a
beautiful world and we must and
will and can leave it more beautiful
than we found it.
Bees and Their Benefits.
Bees are very useful insects, and
honey is a most excellent food,
lust why more faimers do not keep
bees is not very easy to answer.
Perhaps it may be that many do not
know much about them and are
therefore afraid of bees.
The honey bees' produce, as valu
able as it is, is not all the benefit of
keeping bees. These friends of the
archard help distribute pollen on
the stigmas of the pistils and thus
fertilize the flowers. Unconscious
ly these busy workers in their
gathering up to store honey are
also helping nature reproduce the
Surely every fruit grower should
have a few hives of bees for honey
ind for their help in distributing
pollen.-Farm and Ranch.
A Medicine Chest For 25c.
In this chest you have an excel
lent remedy for Toothache, Bruises,
Sprains, Stiff Neck, Backache, Neu
ralgia, Rheumatism and for most
emergencies. One 25c. bottle of
Sloan's Liniment does it all-this
because these ailments are symp
toms, not diseases, aud are caused
by congestion and inflammation. If
you doubt, ask those who use Sloan's
Liniment, or better still, buy a 25o.
bottle and prove it. All Drug
The Dust Mulch.
"The crop yield and moisture
content of a soil are closely rela
ted," says T. E. Keitt, chemist of
the South Carolina Experiment Sta
tion and professor of soils at Clem
son College. The common field
crops require from 300 to 500
pounds of water for each pound of
dry matter grown, hence the neces
sity for reducing the loss of water
through surface evaporation. This
can be most ecouomically accom
plished by the maintenance of a
Prof. Keitt proceeds to explain
how to get a dost mulch and how
it does its work.
"A perfectly dry dust mulch," he
says, "does not have to be very
deep to be effective. In practice it
is found that the breaking of the
first two or three inches of surface
soil forms an effective mulch, but
sand mulches may be thinner than
clay mulches. The mulch should
be no deeper than is necessary for
the reduction of evaporation to a
minimum, for the top soil is gener
ally richer than the lower soil and
the thinner a mulch can be made
and maintained effectively, the
greater the root range of the plants.
"The principle involved in the
functioning of a dust mulch is that
the capillary water is drawn from
soil particle to soil particle by sur
face tension nntil it reaches the sur
face of the soil and is evaporated.
The plowing of the surface to the
depth already indicated, by means
of a scrape or sweep, disturbs the
arrangement of the soil particles
i and the disarranged parti?les 'blank
et' the surface and prevent the loss
of moisture to any considerable ex
"It is necessary to renew the
mulch as soon as possible after
each rain, because dampening rear
ranges the particles in such a way
that capillarity will be re-estab
lished."-Farm and Ranch.
Fresh assortment of hams, break
fast bacon, picnic hams.
L. T. May.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the support of those
who market cotton at Edgefield.
W. D. ALLEN.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the votes of the
people who market cotton at Edge
C. H. B. WILLIAMS.
I respectfully announce my candidacy
for the positionjof public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and if elected
will do my utmost to give entire satis
M. H. Deal.
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FOR SALE: I will sell cheap
pair good large mules, 7 and 8
year3 old, good gentle brood mare,
2 nice cows with young calves, lot
of rough lumber, cord wood, corn,
fodder, peas, hay shuck bundle oats
at my home near Edgefield, J. M.
FOR SALE -A good three-gal
lon milch cow. B. R. Tillman, Jr.,
Trenton, S. C. ?-16 2tpd.
h OR SALE: Your orders solic
ited for peach crates. C. B. Boat
right, Ridge Spring, S. C.
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
On June 17th we
will be ready to grind
your wheat. Give us
SMITH & SMITE.
Try phone 38 for anything you
want to eat.
L. T. May.