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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, July 7.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. B. H. Parker is spending his
vacation with friends near Sumter.
Mrs. J. G. Edwards and children
are visiting relatives in Abbeville.
Miss Kathleen Parks of Parks
-ville is visiting relatives in Edge
Miss Carrie Morgan is here visit
ing her uncle, Hon. J. Wm. Thur
The late rains should cause the
acreage sown in peas to be in
Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Dennis have
gone to Asheville to spend- two
Mr. James Cothran has been the
guest for a week of his aunt, Mrs.
Sanan B. Hill.
Mrs. P. Shade of Johnston spent]
Monday and Tuesday with Mrs.
Mr. J. P. Ouzts left Sunday for j
White Sulphur Springs, Fla., tof
spend a month.
Miss Helen Tillman leaves this
week for a visit to Miss Ella Hayns
worth of Greenville.
Rev. P. H. Bussey spent yester
day in Edgefield, being very cor
dially greeted by his friends.
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Swaffield and
theil' little son are here from Colum
bia visiting Mrs. Kate Cheatham.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones will
preach at Hern's Creek church next j
Sunday afternoon at four o'clock.
Mrs. Ida Blount and her mother,
Mrs. E. E. Ramsey, of Grovetown,
Ga., are guests of Mrs. Sallie Mose
Mrs. Rosa John and Miss Annie
Clisby of Birmingham are here
?visiting their sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
The annual Griffis picnic will be
held, as per announcement from Mr.
Griffis in this issue, on Friday,
Little Miss Ethlyn Helston, the
daughter of Mr. W. E. Holston of
Augusta, is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
E. S. Johnson.
Miss Julia Mabry came ever from
-Columbia and spent the week-end
here with her aunts, Misses Minna
and Annie Bee.
Mrs. H. H. Sanders has lier sis
ters. Misses Lucy and Bessie Plun
kett of Graniteville, and Miss Fur
gerson of Clinton.
Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond is
in Greenville, having been called
there in connection with his duties
SB district attorney.
Mrs. W, M. Harling and their
two little children are down from
McKeodree spending a week here
with Mr. Harling.
Miss Elisabeth Rainsford has
gone to Columbia University, New
York city, for special study during
the summer vacation.
There was a rush of early cotton
blooms to The Advertiser office.
Wonder who'll send in the first big
watermelon of the season?
Mrs. J. R. Cantelou and Misses
Annie and Justine Cantelou are ii:
Cochran, Ga., visiting relatives,
having made the journey in their
Mr. E. P. Arthur is entitled to
the first prize for having the earliest
sweet potatoes. By the first of July
be 'gabbled" some fine potatoes
from his upatc,h."
Early last week Col. F. N. K.
Bailey broke his right arm while
cranking his car. He and his fam
ily are spending the summer at their
home on Paris mountain.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rainpford
and Miss Sadie Miras motored
to Augusta Monday and witness
ed the two games of ball between
the Albany and Augusta teams.
Information was received in
Edge-field Tuesday afternoon to the
effect that Mr. Gunter, the father
ni Miss Nannie Gunter, fell at his
home in Batesburg and frcctured
Mr. Stephen Darlington of j
Georgetown is here visiting rela
tives and friends. Stephen is very
popular in Edsrefield, having justly
won his popularity while he resided
Miss Sarah Dozier of Johnston is
here visiting her aunts, Mrs. J. W.
DeVore and Mrs. W. J. Duncan.
Miss Ethel Moore has returned
to her home in Sharon, Ga., after
spending several days here very
pleasantly with Misses Iris and
Hon. J. E. Swearingen came over
from Columbia and spent the week
end with his brother, Mr. George
Swearingen. They made a hurried
visit to Edgefield in the latter's new
car Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman will at
tend the meeting of the Abbeville
Woman's Missionary Union as she
?roes on Wednesday to be present at
the Baptist assembly- which takes
place in Greenville, S. C., from July
"How to keep up a revival" in
the Presbyterian church at John
ston on Sunday. The above is the
subject for the afternoon service at
5:15. Also preaching at 11:15 in the
Miss Lizzie Hollingsworth left
Edgefield some days ago for Ashe
ville, where she will take advantage
of the Currey summer school of
oratory, making a specialty of ex
pression. This is an ideal way to
spend a vacation.
Mr. Sam Agner who bas proven
himself to be an unusually early
bird this spring has sent The Ad
vertiser a cotton boll the size of a
guinea egg. So large a boll by the
4th of July shows that Mr. Agner's
orop is well advanced.
We expect great things of the re- j
cently formed Civic League. The
women who are behind the enter
prise always brings things to pass
when they identify themselves with
any organization, especially when it
is promotive of the public good.
In spite of the belief which was
prevalent some time ago that the
crop would be short, we have seen
more Irish potatoes offered for sale
on this market this year than usual.
Mr. T. J. Gardner brought a load
in Monday and sold them for 80
cents per bushel.
The Advertiser has been request
ed to announce that all of the ses
sions of the missionary conference
of the Columbia district which will
be held in the Methodist church
next Saturday and Sunday are open
to the public and the people of
Edgefield are invited to attend.
Miss Natalie Padgett left this
morning to visit friends at Cedar
Mountain, N. C., and Miss Helen
Tillman went to Greenville this
morning to visit Miss Ella Hayns
worth. These young ladies motored
to Greenwood and will board an in
terurban car there for Greenville.
Harmony church will be dedicated
on the third Sunday, July 18. Bishop
John C. Kilgo, will preach the ded
icatory sermon. During the week
following the third Sunday a pro
tracted meeting will be held at Har
mony, under the leadership of Rev.
Will Hill, an evangelist from Au
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Columbia district wi II be held
in the Edgefield Methodist church,
9:30: Opening devotions, pastor.
9:45: Organization, election of
? secretary, enrollment of delegates,
appointment of committees, report
of district secretary, MTS. J. A.
10:45: Junior hour and junior
11:15: Round table, Mrs. D. N.
.11:45: Adult delegates' hour.
12:45: Noon devotions, Mrs.
1:00: Adjournment for lunch.
2:00: Opening devotions, Mrs.
D. N. Bourne.
Minutes of morning session.
2:30: Young people's hour, Mrs.
J. W. Kilgo and young people's
3:00: Delegates' hour.
4:00: Scarritt Bibb and Training
School, Mrs. D. N. Bourne.
4:15: Social service, Mrs. A. M.
4:30: Mission study, Mrs. D. N.
4:45: Miscellaneous business,
minutes, adjournment 5 p. m.
Sunday morning ll o'clock, an
nual sermon, Dr. J. W. Kilgo.
4:30: Children's and young peo
ple's service, Mrs. Kilgo.
8:30: Opening devotions by the
Missionary address, Mrs. D. N.
Womans Christian Temperance
The regular meeting of the W.
C. T. U. took place on Monday af
ternoon at the home of Miss Lillian
Smith. A large number were in atr
On entering the piazza, Miss
Oui ila Pattison in a beautifully
decorated niche in the piazza with
ivy as a background, served fruit
Miss Lillian Smith and Miss Jen
nie Pattison and Mrs. Smith very
graciously met and greeted each
one who arrived and conducted
them into the spacious parlor where
everything was in readiness for the
The flowers were all yellow, nas
turtiums and black-eyed Susans, and
the "captain of the blues" remarked
that she liked all the flowers ex
cept their color.
The meeting was called to order
by Mrs. J. L. Miras, and Mrs. J.
"V^. Peak led the devotions, calling
on Mrs. Rainsford for the prayer.
At the close of this, Miss Miriam
Norris sang "The Freeman's
Prayer," the words ef which were
written by Felix Lake whom many
of us remember and love.
Business was discussed, among
other things, the announcement by
the captains of the "blues and yel
low" of a number of new members.
It was decided that the captains
would entertain the W. C. T. TJ.
and all the new members on Tues
day, July 27 at Mrs. W. E. Lott's
home when the new members would
be received and welcomed.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Humane Education," and when
the roll was called many responded
with their ideas of how in small
courtesies the world may be made
happier and better. Miss Jennie Pat
tison read a paper, "Blessed are the
merciful," and Miss Daisy Lyon
wrote and read her views on "Wo
man's responsibility for the animal
Little Edward Peak who has al
ready distinguished himself as an
orator added laurels to his wreath
of fame by singing very sweetly and
so that every word could be dis
tinctly understood the little song,
"Speak kindly," accompanied on
the piano by his sister Miss Hor
Following this in costume of
young campaigners, Dozier Tomp
kins, Frances and William Jones,
Gertrude Thurmond, Corrie Cheat
ham and 'Eleanor Mims sang the
children's victory song, with this
''When the liquor dealers hear us
'Tis then jrou'll see them running
Ami at their rout we all will shout
The song of victory."
A suggoative poem, "A woman's
bonnet," was read by Mrs. M. P.
Wei li, and Miss Hortensia Wood
son recited Longfellow's poem The
bells of Atri." The last piece on the
program was a trio, "A salopnless
nation in 1920," by Mrs. Shannon
house, Mr?. W. L. Dunovant and
Mrs. W. S. Cogburn. "The resume
of temperance facts" was well pre
pared and read by Mrs. Abner
Souvenirs were distributed and
these were copies of "Our dumb
animals," the beautiful magazine of
the humane society.
At the close of the program a
very tempting salad course was
[served with iced tea. So pleasant
was the occasion that nobody want
ed to leave, and it was growing
dangerously late when each one had
said adieu. <
The next regular meeting will be
held with Mrs. John Mays on Au
gust 2, and at this time officers for
for the ensuing year will be elected.
Hot Weather Warnings.
Don't sleep late in the morning.
Don't sit down to breakfast im
mediately upon getting up. Exer
Don't work in an airless room or
an office. Plenty of air.
Don't overload your stomach at
noon time. A light dinner is best.
Don't chill your stomach with
ice watei every half hour. Retards
Don't keep the baby housed up
all day. Let it play in the open air.
Don't sleep with the windows
closed at night. Plenty of air.
Don't overfeed the family cat or
dog. Two meals a day sufficient.
Don't allow the little one to tease
it. Keep animal in yard.
Above all, dress to be comfort
I am a graduate in Civil En
gineering from The Citadel, and
can do your surveying accurately
B. F. GAINES, .
Trenton, S. ?.
A Visit to Montreat and Mt.
The Presbyterians of North Car
olina have1 shown their wisdom by
selecting Montreat as a place for a
settlement. In snmmcr the tourists
number between two and three thous
and, while in the winter only ten or
twelve people remain. These must
really love the mountains in the
time when they are covered with the
snow and when the stern wind
howls as when they are brilliant
with autumn leaves and resplendent
with the blossoms of spring time.
Thus Montreat, or the Mountain
Retreat, nestles in the shadow of
the hills curtained off from the out
side world by great green walls, and
displaying on its stage wonders
wrought by the hand of nature.
The Alba hotel is situated at the
top of a sloping hill. At the foot
of the incline a highland pond re
flects like a mirror the scenes that
daily pass its borders. Around it
a rustic fence serves two purposes,
that of protecting the passers by
from taking an unexpected plunge
into its icy depths, should they ven
ture too near, and to help to blend
the water with the land in a charm
ing rustic appearance.
The rhododendron was in itself
very interesting, being a type of the
famous flora peculiar to the moun
tains. The rhododendron grows in
cone-shaped or pyramidal clusters,
pink and white, on a bush similar to
that of a small magnolia. Though
Montreat offered every possible bit
of beautiful scenery that the eye
could rest upon, we felt that the
trip there should be cut short in or
der that we might see Mt. Mitchell,
the highest mountain this side of
In the early morning a group of
inexperienced travelers started with
light hearts to the railroad on the
way to Mt. Michell. We thought
we would only have a short distance,
to go, which was indeed a short dis
tance to the mountaineer. Finally
finding the climbing more than we
were equal to we broke stout sticks,
and with the aid of these and a
short rest every few minutes we
reached the top. When the train
arrived it proved to be an observa
tion car, which was very suitable,
since it enabled us to see all of the
This seemed to be real moving
pictures, except that we ourselves
were moving instead of the scenery.
It was like a great sea of mountains,
and each mountain representing a
billow. V^ild flowers passed us in
flashes of color. Wo longed to see
and to feel them and drink in the
Twenty-five miles distant from
Montreat, Mt. Mitchell was await
ing the arrival of a car of eacrer
tourists. The hotel had sent lunch
to strengthen the weary and enable
us to climbj as one suggested,
"nearer Heaven than we ever had
been or would be again." The
road led us almost straight up the
mountain and through luxuriant
vegetation of which I had only read
The flower which seemed to suit
the soil and climate most was the
purple rhododendron. John Fox,
Jr., has written a story called "The
Purple Rhododendron," telling how
rare it was in the mountains of
Tennessee, and how one man risked
his life in order to get one brilliant
blossom. July seemed to be the
month in which it bloomed always.
This was the first time I had trod
a path literally enamelled and car
peted with blossoms. Along the
mountain side rustic benches were
provided for those who needed rest.
We looked for thd vegetation to
grow less and less as we neared the
top of the mountain, but instead of
that the flowers were brilliantly col
ored and were in full blossom.
There were no mountain cabins
along the mountain sides as had
been expected, on account of the
land being unsuitable for cultiva
tion. We experienced the peculiar
feeling of knowing that we were
higher than any people in the
United States this side of the Rock
ies, unless it was a party in an ail
ship, being six thousand seven hun
dred and eleven feet above sea level.
The mountain received its name
from Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D. D.,
a geologist, who lost his life while
making research. A monument had
been erected to his memory, which
was blown down and broken by the
fierce winds which sweep the moun
Though we spent only a short
time on Mt. Mitchell, it was an ex
perience never to be forgotten, and
one which was worth the task of
climbing, even under the difficulties
The Southeastern is the oldest
old-line legal reserve insurance com
pany in South'Carolina.
C. M. Mellichamp,
Old Ninety-Six District Chaptei
D. A. R.
Saturday was the nearest daj
possible io the time of celebratinj
the 4th, and the Old 96 distric
chapter D. A. R. held their celebra
tion of Independence Day at th<
home of Mrs. Susan B. Hill at tba
time, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins beini
On the arrival of each membei
they were graciously received at th<
door, and in the spacious receptioi
hall, refreshing nectar was served
The occasion was a very informa
and pleasant one.
Mrs. N. G. Evans, the newlj
elected chapter regent presided, anc
attended to the business with dis
patch, also conducting the hist?rica
The chaplain, Mrs- J. L. Mims
read an article from the Christiai
Herald called "Our Nation's Birth
day," suggesting some gifts everj
loyal subject should present to oui
country on this natal day.
Five new members, Mrs. Willi?
Duncan, Mrs. J. W. DeVore, Misset
Charlton and Allene Dozier anc
Mrs. Herbert Smith were re
ceived into membership of the
chapter when their papers shall have
been accepted. The corresponding
secretary was authorized to sene
notification of the acceptance of
Mrs. Carrie Bostick Lake by the
National D. A. R., to Mrs. Lake al
The chapter also decided to issue
a year book, the committee consist
icg of Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins and Mrs.
J. L. Mims.
The following resolutions were
unanimusly adopted by the chapter,
on motion of Mrs. J. W. Peak
prepared by a committee.
On behalf of the members of Old
96 District Chapter Daughters ol
the American Revolution, we desire
to congratulate Mrs. A. A. Wood
son our retiring regent on her able
and successful administration jusi
closed, as we have enjoyed a verj
pleasant and instructive year undei
her leadership, and much of the suc
cess of the chapter was due to hei
ability and untiring zeal, and that
the chapter extends to her a vote ol
thanks in appreciation of her ser
Be it therefore,
Resolved, 1st. That we deeply de
plore th it circumstances necessita
ted her removal to another State,
thereby causing us to miss her pres
ence at some of our meetings, and
although a resident of another city
we trust that her energy and enthu
siasm will be maintained.
2nd, That we def i re to give ex
press'on of our thanks for her de
votion to the Revolutionary cause
being the fuunder of- Oid 96 Dis
trict Cha?ner, and an inspiration tc
3rd, That a copy of these resolu
tions be inscribed in our minute
boole, and that a copy be sent tc
The historical programme, wai
introduced with the singing of
Our Country 'Tis of Thee, followed
by Mrs. B. E. Nicholson who read
an original article on "Why we cel
ebrate Independence Day." This
was succeeded by a poem written
by Mrs. A. A. Woodson, entitled,
"Heroes of Old 96" and very beau
tifully recited by Miss Hortensia
Woodson, which is as follows:
To the Heroes of Old Ninty-Six.
For Old 96 District Chapter D. A. R.
Heroes of Ninety-Six
Sires of this chapter
Bring we a chaplet green
Laurelled and pure.
When from your bosky dells
When from your river
Ye came at your country's call
Fearless and sure.
Carolina's flag ye bore,
It was the token
Whereby ye hoped to shed
Glory upon your land,
Freedom from England's thrall,
Freedom from foes;
And build a nation strong,
One that should stand,
Pure as a guiding star, -
Pure as heaven's bright stars
Gleaming upon the flag,
Borne now by all her sons,
Its bright crimson bars,
While others love war to death,
Shall we not honor ye
Sires of old Ninety-Six?
Shall we not herald
Your names through the land?
Shall we not glory
That we are your children
And each add a leaf
To this chaplet, and hand
Down to our children
The deeds of their fathers,
These heroes of old
Who by force of strong will
Gave to this country
Its wise Independence
And fought lor those principles
Held by us still?
Yea, we shall honor ye,
Sires of old Ninety-Six.
Great are the arms ve bore
On history's page
For each buttle ye fought
For each victory ye won
For giving your life
Our freedom your wage
Those are the reasons why,
Heroes and patriots,
Women are striving
Your memory to hold
For thus will our children
Grow strong in the knowledge
Of grandsires courageous
And fearless and bold.
The salute to the flag was given
by all the members present standing;
and the meeting came to a close.
The hostesses served very dainty
caramel cream and cake, and thus
ended the seasons meetings of thia
organization which will discontinue
till the early fall.
The One-Year Course.
One of the most valuable features
of Clemson's work is the one-year
agricultural course, most valuable
because it is the most helpful.
Scores and scores of deserving coun
try boys can take this short course
who would be unable to take a four
years' course at Clemson er any
other college. Among those who
completed the one-year course at the
recent commencement was Mr. Gor
don Gardner, the son of Mr. T. J.
Gardner of the Antioch section. By
applying himself closely he made a
good record at Clemson and the
technical knowledge he gained at
this very excellent institution will
be of value not alone to him but to
the entire community in which he
resides. The adoption of new ideas
and new methods in any professions
or trades, particularly of farming,
is like a little leaven that will final
ly stimulate and benefit the entire
community. We would like to see
a greater number of Edgefield coan
ty boys take the one-year agricul
tural course at Clemson.
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, and are caused
by congestion and inflammation. If
you doubt, ask those who use Sloan's
Liniment, or better still, buy a 25c.
bottle and prove it. AJI Drug
Only one company produced more
business in South Carolina in 1914
than the Southeastern.
C. M. Mellicharap,
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 positionlof public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and if elected
will do my utmost to give entire satis
M. H. Deal.
The Slate 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 lu
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, lo be held at
Edgefield, S. C., on July 15, 1915.
next, after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in thc forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 29tb
day of June A. D., 1915.
W. T. Kinnaird,
. June 30, 1915. J. P. E. 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