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Office No. 61.
Residence, No.l 7.
Wednesday, June 30.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Preaching in Methodist church
next Sanday morning and night.
Miss Kate Mims is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Edgar Ready near John
Miss Hortensia Woodson is visit
ing in the home of Mrs. J. L.
Preaching at Trenton Methodist
church Sunday afternoon at 5
Mrs. Kail and little Mildred have
gone to Sylvania, Ga., for a stay
of several weeks.
Mrs. Annie Easterling of Aiken
is the guest of Miss Mary Evans for ]
a few day8 this week.
A number of communications of
interest have been crowded out, but
will appear next week.
Preaching at Trenton at 8:30.
Preaching in Edgefield at 11:15
Sunday, Presbyterian cl U'*ch.
Misses Edwardina and Marion
Blalock are visiting friends on
Edisto Island and in Charleston.
Mr. Frank Cain a very handsome
young man from Sumter, is the
guest of his sister, Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Mrs.J.M. Mixson of Union.andMiss
Daisy Watson of Ridge Spring, are
guests of their cousin, Mrs. J. P.
Miss Virginia Johnson will leave
for a visit to the mountains of
North Carolina on Friday of this
. Misses Natalie and Gladys Pad
gett will entertain the Dixie chap
ter, Thursday morning, July 1, at
M'ss Gladys Padgett has been
enjoying a house party on Paris
mountain with her friend, Miss Re
Mrs. E. C. Brown has returned
to her'home in Greenville, taking:
with her for a visit her nephew little
Miss Ruth Ethere&ge, one of the)
most charming young ladies of the
Pleasant Lane section, was a visitor)
in Edgefield Thursday.
Mrs. Cannon of Conyers, Ga.,
and her daughter, Mrs. Belle John
son, of Atlanta, and son, Hudson,
are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Cor
Mr. and Mrs. James IT. Tomp
kins entertained Mr. and Mrs. W.
D. Allen and all the bridal party at j
an elaborate tea on Tuesday even
Mrs. S. J. Matthews of Augusta
and little daughter, Annie?Dorothy
is visiting her sister, Miss Pearl
Padgett and brother, Mr. E. E.
The Womans Missionary Confer
ence of Columbia District will meet I
with theJMethodist church at Edsre-j
field July 10 and ll, Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mellicbampj
and Mrs. Mellichamp came down
from Cleora in their new car and
worshipped in the Baptist church
Mr. Charles R. Dobson, Misses]
Dobson, Mr. and Mrs. Feltham will
leave on Friday for an automobile)
trip throughout the mountains of |
The Moving pictures will give al
benefit to the Civic League on j
Monday evening, when a per cent,
of their receipts will go to this
The Baptist Mission Circle of!
North Edgefield will meet Friday
afternoon with Mrs. W. S. Cog
burn. The East Circle will meet I
with Mrs. N. M. Jones.
. Mrs. Mamie Tillman attended a
meeting of the executive committee
of the Woman's Missionary Union
of the Ridge association which was
held at Ward last Saturday.
MT*, and Mrs. Frank Warren, Jr.,
and Mr. John Warren, who havel
been residing neir^ Chicago, are)
speading some time with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warren,
Mrs. W. A. Byrd spent last week
at the bedside of her mother, Mrs.
C. C. Fuller, who is seriously ill at j
her home at Longmires. Mr. Byrd
went np for Mrs. Byrd and the]
Mrs. Carrie Tompkins of Colum
bia who eame over to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Sam Tompkins on
Saturday, and remained over several
days with Mrs. Maggie Hill, return
ing to her home in Columbia on
Miss Mary Talbert entertained a
few friends on Saturday evening at
a very delightful tea. About eight
guests were seated, and so pleasant
was the occasion, that the wee,
small hours almost caught them on
their journey home.
Saturday will be Civio League
Day at Penn & Holstein's, when,
through their generosity, 25 per
cent, of all their receipts from ice
cream and cold drinks will go to
the Civic League. Don't forget to
patronize at this splendid time of
opportunity to help them and the
Mr. Allen T. Samuel is in New
York enjoying the trip of ten days
which he won as the prize offered
by the American Tobacco Compa
ny for the salesman sending the
largest volume of business for the
past year. Mr. Samuel has been
steadily promoted since he entered
the employment of this large cor
Prof. W. F. Scott spent Tues
day in Edgefield in the interests of
Anderson college, taking part of
his summer vacation for that pur
pose. He makes a splendid appeal
for the college and many students
will doubtless be directed for the
coming session in the direction of
Anderson by his magnetic influence,
as well as the great inducement the
Ruhenstein's Remodelling Sale.
Mr. J. Rubenstein is advertising
a great remodelling sale in this
week's issue of The Advertiser.
This sale begins on April 2, Friday
of this week. Read this page and
take advantage of the many bar
gains suggested therein. Everything
in the way of clothing and house*
hold necessities will be supplied at
the lowest cost.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Old 96 District chapter, D.A.
R will hold the last meeting of the
summer at Mrs. Susan Hill's resi
dence, Mrs. Wallace Tompkins be
ing hostess on this occasion. In
celebration of Independence day the
meeting will be held on Saturday,
July 3, at 5 o'clock.
Order of historical program.
Song, America, by chapter.
Recitation, "Hail Columbia,"
Miss Florence Peak.
Why we celebrate Independence
day, Mrs. B. E. Nicholson.
Song, Mrs. Shannonhouse.
Article, "How Robert Fulton
helped in celebrating the 4th of
July in 177S."
"Heroes of 96," Miss Woodson.
"The American flag," Mrs. J. H.
Flag salute by chapter.
Mrs. N. G. Evans, Regent.
Mrs. J. W. Peak, Sec.
Shower in Honor of the Bride.
Mrs. Allen has been the recipient
of many social attentions, and on
Monday* afternoon at 5 o'clock a
large number of invited guests
gathered at the home of Mrs. J. P.
Ouzts for a dining room and kitchen
shower. At the door, each gueat was
cordially greeted aud received by
the gracious hostess and receiving
line composed of Mrs. Abner
Broadwater, Mrs. Fannie Tomp
kins, Mrs. Mixson, Mrs. W. E. Lott
and Miss Daisy Watson and de
lightful fruit nectar was dispensed
by Misses Ida Folk and Emmie
From this place of enjoyment,
every oue repaired to the parlor
where pleasant half-hour was spent
in social chat.
A contest of unusual interest was
the cake contest, the answers giving
the various names of these tempt
A delightful salad coarse was
served with iced tea, and music fol
lowed with vocal selections by Mrs.
Shannonhoase accompanied on the
piano by her little daughter, Nor
ma, and Miss Miriam Norris, with
accompaniment by Mis? Emily
Tompkins. Miss Madge Turner fur
nished beautiful instrumental selec
The gifts were many and appro
priate, and both useful and orna
mental. The bride was the center of
attraction, and many good wishes
went with her as ibe guests depart
ed at the setting of the sun.
The Southeastern is the oldest
old-line legal reserve insurance com
pany in South Carolina.
C. M. Mellichamp,
Heniz's Dill Pickles, 15o can.
L. T. May.
Great Praise for Edgefield's
The following letter from Hon. J. E.
Swearingen has been received by the
trustees of the Edgefield High School,
and the letter is most encouraging to
those who have been faithfully engaged
in this work, and all the patrons of the
Edgefield High School:
Mr. T. J. Lyon, Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Sir: Thanks for your report of
the Edgefield High School. It is the
best showing yet made to this office for
any year of school work in any district.
The distribution of pupils throughout
the grades was uniform. This is a
gratifying evidence of the organization
of the school, the interest of the pupils,
and the careful oversight of the super
The average attendance was a frac
tion above 80 per cent. Since attend
ance is one of the real tests of a school,
I congratulate you most heartily upon
this feature of the report.
The patrons of the school should
never be satisfied with lese than a nine
months term. Thejresults you have ac
complished during 1914-15 prove beyond
question that the school ought to run
36 weeks. Other county seats and
neighboring towns would not be satis
fied with anything below a nine months
term. Your standard in this respect
is not only right but absolutely neces
The high school attendance exceeded
my expectations. The report points to
a larger enrollment in the high school
grades next year.
Above all, I am gratified at the fi
nancial showing made by the trustees.
Notwithstanding all the advantages en
joyed during the year, the school clos
ed the term free of debts. As long as
this policy of progressive organization
and economic administration continues,
the growth and efficiency of the school
will he assured.
I congratulate you most heartily
upon the success and accomplishments
of the year, and wish you, your teach
ers, and pupils even better things du
J. E. SWEARINGEN,
State Supt. of Education.
Concerning Medal Contests.
It is evident from the letters we
are receiving from those interested
in "The Peace Contests," that the
communication in the Union Sig
nal of April 22, on this special work
was not carefully read. We gave
quite minute instructions regaiding
these contests-the new book of
recitations-the medal designed by
the national superintendent, Mrs.
Bailey, the music, souvenirs, etc.,
also an outlined program. Look up
this issue and write me if you need
further information. The date of
these contests was to have been May
18, Peace Day, but as the time was
limited owing to the book of recita
tions not being ready as soon as
expected, we hope that these con
tests will be continued until peace
is proclaimed. Now is the oppor
tune time for the work.
Prohibition contests are being
actively pushed in nearly all the
states, especially in those that are
working for state-wide prohibition.
We hope that an effort will be
made to hold high grade contests
during the summer, and early fall
mouths. Nearly every mail brings a
letter from aspiring contestants ask
ing if we cannot place them in a
diamond medal contest, (-rive these
young people an opportunity to win
the diamond medals. Half-rates in
the Columbia college of expression
of Chicago is a great incentive for
Are you working for the special
medals offered by the different na
tional superintendents, viz: Sunday
schools, humane education, anti
narcotics, franchise, peace and ar
bitration, red letter days and at in
stitutes. Report these diffeient de
partment contests to the state con
test superintendent. Every state and
territory has a superintendent of
medal contests. Send to them or
your national, superintendent for
supplies. As souvenirs for matron's
contests and the new members, we
have the Scotch bow pin. (See cata
We hope you will co-operate ear
nestly with your state superintend
ent in pushing this department,
thus enabling us to make the best
report ever given at a national con
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, John H. Stone has
made suit to me, to grant him Let
ters of Administration of the Es
tate of and effects of Mrs. Lela L.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mrs.
Lela L. Stone, deceased, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, S. C., on July 15, 1915
next, after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in tho forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 29th
day of June A. D., 1915.
W. T. Kinnaird,
June 30, 1915. J. P. E. C.
(Continued from First Page.)
historian, Mrs. O. D. Black, who
also presided. Song, "We are old
time Confederates," Prayer, Rev.
M. L. Rester; song, "My old Ken
tucky home," children of the Con
federacy; original paper, "Material
resources of the ante-bellum south,"
Mrs. F. M. Boyd; address, Dr. A.
T. King. Mrs. Boyd's .paper was an
excellent one, aud the address by
Dr. King, was greatly enjoyed and
appreciated, especially by the veter
ans. "God be with j ou 'til we meet
again," closed this pleasant day.
The revival services being held
in the school auditorium are largely
attended and on Sunday the build
ing was filled to its capacity. Rev.
Mr. Holcomb is an earnest speaker
and the Christian people of the
town are assisting him in bringing
about a ?revival. Prayer meetings
are being held by the ladies at the
different homeB and the men are
also holding prayer meetings in their
offices. Kev. Ulothworthy bas charge
of the music which is sweet and in
spiring. The services will continue
Mrs. Annie P. Lewis and Miss
Marie Lewis are visiting the for
mer's sister, Mrs. W. S. Mobley,
at Thompson, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Lott and
Master Marion spent the week-end
at Colliers, in the home of Mr.
Mrs. Lyn L. Allen and little Mar
jorie returned on Sunday to Atlaj
ta after a six ?week's visit to the
home of her father, Capt. P. B.
Waters, Sr., and other relatives.
Miss Bettie Waters accompanied
her for a visit.
Mr. James Watkins died at his
home near Dom's on last Wednes
day the cause of his death being a
geniral break down. The newe of
his death was received here with
sadness for he was a genial, whole
souled man, and liked by all who
knew him for his many noble quali
fications. He was a member of the
Baptist church, a kind father and
husband. Besides his widow he
leaves a daughter, Mrs. Emma Gaul
phin, of Ninety Six and a son Mr.
Claud Watkins of Columbia. He
leaves a sister, Mrs. Albert Lott.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins resided here
for several years, living at the Lott
homestead until about a year ago,
when they moved to their farm at
Mrs. F. A. Tompkins and Mrs.
Fannie Jefferson are spending this
week at Meeting Street with Mr.
and Mrs. J. K. Allen.
For the last few Sundays at the
Baptist church tho congregation has
enjoyed hearing two of the town's
musical young women pla> for the
service. These two are Misses Mary
Lucia Mobley and Hallie White,
who during the past term at Coker
college, have been studying organ.
I have pop corn and early amber
cane seed thal should be sown with
L. T. May.
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
Heinz's baked beans, Spaghetti,
Peanut Butter, Olives, Olive Oil.
L. T. May.
Write me and I will explain
how I was cured in four days
of a severe case of Pile of 40
years' standing without pain,
knife or detention from busi
ness. No one need suffer from
this diseaae when this humane
cure can be had right here in
R. M. JOSE,
Route 4. Lamar, S. C.
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 position?of public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and if elected
will do my utmost to give entire satis
\ M. H. Deal.
Text of Act Providing for Elec
tion on State-Wide]Prohibi
An Act to Submit to the Qualified
Electors of the State of South
Carolina the Question of the
Prohibition of the Manufacture
and Sale of Alcoholic Liquors and
Beverages in the State and to
Provide for the Carrying of these
Provisions into Effect.
Be it enacted by the State of South
Section 1. That on Tuesday, the
14th day of September, 1915, an
election shall be held pursuant to
law submitting to the qualified elec
tors of the State of South Carolina
the question as to whether the manu
facture and sale of alcoholic liquors
and beverages shall be prohibited
or continued in this state as now
provided by law, and such elec
tion shall bb held and conducted
under the laws and in the manner
prescribed for regular elections.
Sec. 2. Each person favorii g the
manufacture and sale of alcoholic
liquors and beverages in South
Carolina, and voting on this ques
tion, shall cast his ballot "For Man
ufacture and Sale of Alcoholic
Liquors and Beverages in South
Carolina," and each person oppos
ing the sale and manufacture of al
coholic liquors and beverages in
South Carolina, and voting on this
question, shall cast his ballot
Against the Manufacture and Sale
of Alcoholic Liquors and Beverages
in South Carolina." One ballot box
at each precinct shall be provided,
and all the provisions of law in force
in regard to general and special
elections shall be applicable and to
cover the manner of conducting this
election and ascertaining the result
thereof: Provided, That the super
visors of registration of the respec
tive counties of this state shall open
the booka of registration in each
county up to thirty dajs of the
date herein provided, and shall in
all counties comply with the provi
sions of Section 205, Code oi Laws
of South Carolina 9112, volume 1,
prior to said election. The supervi
sors of registration shall be entitled
to receive in consideration for the
extra services herein required the
same compensation for the year
1915 that the law provides for a gen
eral election year.
Sec. 3, If the majority of the
ballots cast be . "For the Manufac
ture and Sale of Alcoholic Liquors
and Beverages in South Carolina,"
any laws existing and of force
at the time of such election shall
be and remain in full force and ef
Sec. 4. Should the majority of
tho ballots so cast bc "Against the
Manufacture and Sale of Alcoholic
Liquors and Beverages iu South
Carolina," then the manufacture
and sale of alcoholic liquors and
beverages in this state shall be un
lawful, except as hereinafter provi
ded, and. the authorities in every
county in this state, now or hereaf
ter vested with the control of dis
pensaries, where dispensaries for
the sale of alcoholic liquors are now
operating uuder existing laws, shall
proceed to wind up the affairs of
such dispensaries and close the same
on or before the 31st day of Decem
ber, 1915, and no liquor shall be
bought or contracted for or receiv
ed by any county dispensary board
Tickets on sale Jul1
good returning un
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For information as to ?
, Edgefield, S. C.
if ter the result of said election is .
leclared by the state board of dan
Sec. 5. The manufacture and sale
>f alcohol shall be allowed and
)ermitted as now provided by
Sec. 6. The words "alcoholic
iquors and beverages" as used here^
n shall be considered any liquor
jeer, beverage or compound, wheth
sr distilled, fermented or otherwise,
)y whatsoever name known or call- *
?d, which will produce intoxication,
>r which contains in excess of one
^ercentum of alcohol and is used as
Sec. 7. All acts or parts of acts
inconsistent with the provisions of
.his act be, and the same are here
sy, repealed: Provided ^nothing in
.his act contained shall be con
strued to repeal any lalv defining
:he offense and any penalty, fine or
provision for the enforcement of
[aw not inconsistent herewith; but
such provisions, penalties and fines
mall remain in full force and ef
Try phone 38 for anything you
want to eat.
L. T. May.
I wish to urge upon my trustees
the importance of early employment
of teachers. Teachers who are in
demand do not find it necessary
to wait on indifferent trustees.
When you have employed your
teacher, please notify rae, giving
name and salary.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Education.
The Military College of
Announced as "Distinguished Military
College" by U. S. War Department.
Full courses in Civil Engineering,
Science, English and Modern Languages.
Confers B. S. and C. E. degrees.
AH expenses pay cadets from South
Carolina, $282.00 a year.
A scholarship worte $300.00 a year is
vacant from Edgefield county, and will
be filled by competitive examination at
the countv seat on the 13th day of Au
For necessary information and blanks
COL. O. J. BOND,
The Citadel. Charleston; 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
*r of the South
jr 3rd, 4th and 5th,
til July 8th, 1915
t Mountain or Seashore
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