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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, July 14.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss R?sela Parker is visiting
friends in Columbia.
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins has gone |
to Charlotte on business.
Hon. John C. Sheppard is enjoy
ing his annual rest at Glenn ?Springs.
Prof. J. F. Entzminger, of Green
wood, is in Edgefield on business.
Master Albert Darlington of
Georgetown is here visiting rela
-Miss Annie Bush of Spartanburg
?S visiting her aunt, Mis. Abner
The watermelon movement has
begun, with prices ranging from a
Mr. E. H. Folk has had his resi
dence beautifully painted during the]
Mrs. John Madden of Laurens!
was the week-end visitor of her sis
ter, Mrs. M. W. Hudgena.
Miss Gladys Lyon is spending
this week witn her sister, Mrs. C.
. A. Wells.
Miss Amelia Hud gens and Mas
ter J. W. Hudgens are in Laurens
Mrs. Donald Smith is spending|
this week with her mother, Mrs.
M. D. Lyon.
Mr. Lee Timm?ns is in Jackson
ville visiting bis aunt, Mrs. Emmie
Ti m mon s Rankin.
Mr. H. C. Watson has returned
from the hospital in Columbia very
mach improved in health.
Mr. A. W. Reel of Callison is
down spending this week with his
nephew, Mr. J. H. Reel.
Mrs. Waverly Steiff, nee Miss j
Lena O'Hara, of Warrenville is]
visiting Mrs. B. Timmons.
The Hotel DuBose has been re
cently repainted, adding much to
the appearance ot this large build
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Holmes of
the Philippi section spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Sallie Brooks Mose
Mr. George Adams has received
another carload of Ford cars. He
can fill orders now for any style
Mrs. T. G. Smith, accompanied
by ber niece, Miss Lucile Smith, is
visiting relatives in Leesville and
If a jitney bus ran to Buncombe
heights these hot days, we know of
at least one passenger it would have |
M ii ?3 Katherine, Miss Mary Ethel
and Mr. George Fitzmaurice of Co
lumbia are visiting their sister, Mrs.
Jamet S. Byrd.
Miss Ethel Ale White and Mrs.
M. E. Gunthrap and her little!
daughter of Greenville are guests j
of Mrs. L. M. Johnson.
M?ES Margaret May is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. Raymond Rogers j
and Misses Debbie and Moultrie!
Drake of Blenheim.
The chicken crop of 1915 seems
to have been almost a complete |
failure in this section. Very few |
have been offered for sale.
Little Julian Mims Corley, accom
panied by his sister and mother,
Hrs. W. G. Corley", called to see us
Monday while in Edgefield.
A woman's missionary society
was organized by Mrs. D. N.
Bourne in the Trenton Methodist
church last Monday afternoon.
Only a few days left in which to
enrich your soil this year with peas.
If von have any idle land, put it to
work making a crop of peas. N
Mrs. John R. Tompkins, accom
panied by their children, bas return
ed from a very pleasant visit of a
month to relatives in Henderson,
The only people who are working
full time in Edgefield these days
are ice dealers and auto repairers.
There is always something doing
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Mims
entertained some friends with avery
beautiful tea Tuesday evening in
honor of Miss Bessie Duckworth of
The annual picnic will bef!^
at Meriwether hall on Fiiday, Ja
16. Edgefield will be well represei
Married, Sunday mornin
July ll, by Rev. P. P. Plalock,
his residence, Mr. W. C. Sharpt*
and Mrs. Nadie Smith, both
Prof. J. F. Entzminger has so
his residence near the High Scho
to Mr. Leslie Kernaghan. He ai
Mrs. Kernaghan will occupy it
a short time.
Miss Dorris Speights of Hendc
Bonville, Colleton county,is the gue
of her cousin,Miss Ida Folk.She b
just returned from the Pa
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou went to A
gust* Monday to attend the funer
of her nephew, Walter Pearce, Ji
the fourteen-year-old son of M
Walter Pearce, Sr.
Mr. J. J. Griffis has engaged
bane: from Augusta to furnish m
sic for his picnic which will be gi'
en in the Grifh's grove Friday, Ju
? Mr. H. C. Watson lost one of h
large Perchron horses Monday a
ternoon. The animal had been sk
seve ral days. Fortunately, he carrie
some life insurance on the hors
Misses Edwardina and Marie
Blalock returned Tuesday afternoc
from a very pleasant visit to frienc
on Edisto Island. They wereaccon
panied by Miss Mary Anderson wh
will be their guest.
The hot weather of the past wee
has been of incalculable benefit t
cotton. Unless an August drougl
proves disastrous, the public cotto
weigher at Edgefield will be keg
pretty busy next fall.
Mr. Magruder Dent, the divisio
passenger agent of the Souther!
with headquarters in Augusta,sper
several hours in Edgefield this mon
ihg. He always receives a cordis
welcome in Edgefield.
Mr. J. H. Coursey, of Colliers,
faithful old veteran who wears
cross of honor, called at The Ac
vertiser office while in town Mon
day. We are always delighted t
receive visits from the old veterans
Mr. Franois Sheppard is on th
encampment in Greenville with th
State militia, being a member o
the Sumter Guards of Charleston
From Greenville Mr. Sheppard wil
go to Birmingham to spend a monih
Mr. B. T. Rainsford came dowi
from Greenwood to spend the week
end in Edgefield. He is the assist
ant cashier of the Commercial Bani
of Greenwood and has made gooc
since he located in that progressiv?
Miss Kel lah Fair is spending
some time in Edgefield. No visitoi
in Edgefield is more cordially greet
ed than she. Since she left Edgefield
Miss Kellah has been with bei
brothers in Beech Island and At
Mr. M. C. Parker is erecting a
modern ginnery near his store at
Huiett's cross-roads. He will have
it completed by the time the new
crop of cotton opens. This will be
a great convenience to farmers liv
ing in that vicinity.
A public dance will be given in
the Adams hall Tuesday night, July
27. Music will be furnished by
Balk's orchestra of Augusta. The
you;3g men of the town will leave
no step untaken that will contribute
to the success of the occasion.
Something like one-half of Edge
field's population will go out to
Harmony next Sunday to hear Bish
op l?lgo. Recollections of the very
powerful sermon which he preached
when the Edgefield church was
dedicated in 1882 or 1893 will com
pel them to go.
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. M i ms, Mrs.
Hattie W. Adams, Miss Emily
Adams, Mrs. James T. Mims, Sr.,
and Miss Luri Mims are enjoying a
tour of the mountains of North
Carolina in automobiles. They went
first to Cleveland Springs, N. C.,
and will later go to Asheville.
Mr. W. G. Wells lost a very
valuable horse Monday. He raised
the horse and naturally he and his
family were very much attached to
the iaithful animal. This attach
ment for the horse, together with
its splendid qualities, makes it im
possible to replace it. He can buy
another one but it will not fill the
place of the one that grew up with
Hon. F. H. MoMaster. Insurance
Commissioner, says: "The South
eastern now ranks as one of the
leading financial institutions of the
C. M. Mellichamp,
Excursion to Columbia, s
In thia issue of The Advertiser
the Southern raliroad announces
that a two-day excursion will be
run to Columbia on July 20, the
round'trip fare will be only #1.40,
which is less than the usual fare one
way. This affords a splendid oppor
tunitv for persons to run over to
Columbia on business or just for
a two days outing or pleasure. The
opportunity of visiting the State
capital at so small a cost will not
be given again soon. Make up a
party of friends for the trip..
Death of Mr. Gray,
After an illness that extended'
through a period of six weeks or
more, Mr. Thomas Gray passed
away Saturday afterooon at the
home of bis mother, Mrs. C. M.
Gray. He was in his 44th year. Mr.
Gray was native of Edgefield, hav
ing spent bis entire life in the com
munity. Besides his mother he leaves
a sister, Mrs. Annie Reaves, with
whom her mother will make ber
home hereafter. Rev. J. R. Walker
conducted the funeral at the home
of Mrs. Gray Sunday afternoon and
the interment took place in the vil
Pursuant to the announcement
published, County Superintendent
of Education W. W. Fuller held an
examination in the court house Fri
day for the purpose of awarding
scholarships in Clemson college and
in the University of South Carolina.
James Bledsoe was the only one ap
plicant for the one-yeat Clemson
scholarship. John J. Atkinson, Hen
ry D. Salter, Walter H. Mays and
W. D. Ouzts applied for the Clem
son four-year scholarship. Ben T.
Huiett, James H. Spearman, G. W.
Collier and A. Guy Horne applied
for the normal scholarship in the
Very Uw Rate..
In this issue will be found an ad
vertisement of the Southern rail
road in which very low raies are
made to the principal points of in
terest in the mountains of western
North Carolina. The excursion will
be run on July 21 and the tick?ts
are good to return on any regular
train up to the 2 6th of July. Do not
lose this opportunity of seeing some
of the grandest scenery in the world.
The cost ia a mere bagatelle, this
being probably the lowest rate ever
made to the mountains at this sea
son. Do not fail to seize the oppor
tunity. Ample accommodations will
be provided for all who desire to
avail themselves of this opportunity
to see the "Land of the Sky" and
the "Beautiful Sapphire Country."
Should Receive Co-operation.
The women of Edgefield whoi
have manifested commendable al
truism and public spirit by organ
izing themselves into a Civic League
should receive the hearty co-opera
tion of the people of the communi
ty in whatever they undertake by
way of beautifying the town and
improving its sanitary conditions.
The town council, which is the em
bodiment of the community in an
official capacity, should be especial
ly willing to lend a helping hand in
whatever these women undertake.
That they accomplished something
along this and other similar lines
in the past can not be disputed. But
for the efforts of the women of the
commnnity the village cemetery
would not have been properly kept
during the past decade. Other
things could be cited to prove the
woathiness of their cause. Let's all
give them the heartiest co-operation.
Delightful Social Gathering.
Several of the Edgefield boys and
girls received invitations to a party
in Johnston Tuesday evening which
was given ac the home of Mrs.
Wright in honor of Miss Martha
Boozer of Columbia. The occasion
was very pleasant when the young
people of the town might mingle
together for an evening's entertain
ment. The spacious grassy law n was
dotted with Japanese lanterns and
rustic chairs for the comfort of
those who preferred out-door en
tertainment. The guests were cor
dially greeted and invited to par
take of punch. Conversation aidtd
in making the stay more pleasant.
Refreshments consisting of delicious
ice cream and cake were served. The
[esta left at half past eleven bid
ig the hostess farewell after en
Jfying the hospitality of a Johnston
Farmers' Institute at Cleora.
Mr. Editor: At our Farmers' In
stitute on August 5th we will have
Mr. W. H. Barton and Mr. Stewar
to talk on agriculture, Mr. Williams
'on live stock, and Miss Parrott has
promised to send one or two from
her department to talk on domestic
Our School Improvement Society
will furnish a barbecue dinner in or
der raise funds to make some im
provements on our school. Men
will be charged 4octs and ladies
25cts for dinner. Mr. G. F. Hun
niout, editor of the Southern Culti
vator, has promised to come, if it is
possible for him to leave home.
The public are invited, we are ex
pecting a large crowd..
We have about gotten out of the
grass. Crops around here; are
small, but with favorable weather)
from now on can make fairly good
Mr. Sam Cheatham and his son.
Charlie and wife came in an auto
mobile from his home in Georgia
last week on a visit to Mr. and Mrs,
B. R. Thomas. He said our pros
pects for a crop were the best he
saw from S wai ns boro, Ga., here.
The Cleora bass ball team went
over to White Town Saturday to ?
play ball with White Town, havn't]
beard how the game went.
Mrs. W. Cf. Tompkins spant last
week with her father, Mr. A. L.
Brunson. L. R. B.
Cleora, S. C.
Death of Mrs. Thos. J. Williams.
Funeral services were conducted
this afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the
First Christian church over the bodj
of Mrs. Thomas J. Williams, of 129
Ellis street, who passed away Sun
day afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at
the family residence after a short ill
ness. Rev. Jos. R. Sevier, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church,
was the officiating minister, and the
interment followed in the city ceme
The announcement of the death
of Mrs. Williams came as a com
plete shock to her many friends.
The late Mr. William E. Middle
ton, father of the deceased, was a
direct descendant of Arthur Middle
ton, who was a signer of the Deda
ration of Independence.
Besides her husband, Mr. Thomas
J. Williams, Mrs. Williams is sur
vived by one son, Mrt Claire Wil
Hams; four daughters, Mrs. J. R
Atkinson, Mrs. R. G. Lundy, Mrs.
C. M. Scattergood and Mrs. C. R
Scarborough, mother, Mrs. Emily
Middleton; two sisters, Mrs. C. L
Kohlruss, Augustus and Mrs. A. A.
Edmonds, Edgefield South Carolina.
Griffis Groye Picnic.
I will give my annual picnic on
Friday July 30, and the public is
invited. Good music guaranteed,
but no modern dances will be al
lowed. Perfeot order is expected
of all who attend.
J. J. Griffis.
Cleora, S. C.
Eeligious Notices, f
* , At.
Daily services begin in the Edge
field Methodist church on next Mon
day night at 8:30 o'clock. Rev. A.
K. Driggers of Aiken is to preach.
Get ready to help in this meeting.
The subject for Sunday's sermon
in the Presbyterian church at
11:15 is, "The voice of Christ
sounding in the soul." If you want
to be helped spiritually, pay us a
There is so much I would like to
say in these wonderful days of
I change as a result of the war that
I am intentionally silent. But God's
j voice is thundering loud enough.
E. C. B.
I Classified Column. J
t FOR SALE: Two three-quarter
Red Poll bulls, 9 and ll months
old. D. E. Lanham, Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Four-inch tile drain.
Laying-by time is the proper time
to lay tile drain. R. G. Sbannon
LOST: A spiral spring from an
automobile Monday morning be
tween Edgefield and Mr. J. R.
Blocker's residence. Please return
to J. T. Hading, Edgefield, S. C.
Columbia, S. C.
Tuesday, July 20th, 1915
Offering very low round-trip fares as follows:
Train No. 8 Round-Trip
Schedule Excursion Fares
Lv. Augusta 6:40 A, M. $1.50
Lv. Bath 7:01 A. M. L50
Lv. Langley 7:06 A. M. 1.50
Lv. Warrenville 7:15 A. AL 1.50
Lv. Graniteville 7:18 A. M. 1.50
Lv. Vaucluse 7:25" A. AL 1.40
Lv. Edgefield 7:20 A. AL 1.40
Lv. Trenton 7:50 A. Al. 1.25
Lv. Johnston 8:05 A. AI. 1.25
Lv. Ward 8:15 A. AI. 1.15
Lv. Ridge Spring 3:25 A. AL 1.10
Lv. Alonetta 3:33 A. AL 1.00
Lv. Batesburg 8:46 A. M. .85
Lv. Leesville 8:51 A. AI. .75
Ar. Columbia 10:00 A. Al. .
Schedule figures shown as information. Not guaranteed
Tickets good going only on above train. . Returning
good on all regular trains until and including No. 7,
leaving Columbia 6:10 P. AL, Wednesday, July 21,
Separate Coaches for
White and Colored
For further information, call on nearest ticket agent.
W. E. AicGEE, AIAGRUDER DENT,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Dist, Pass. Agt.,
Columbia, S. C. Augusta, Ga,
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted ad security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred, and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
We have hot weather garments.that will keep you
cool from head to foot.
Large assortment of Palm Beach
I suits, two-piece suits in Serges and
other light material. All stylish
and reasonable in price.
Big stock of Underwear of all
We sell Eclipse Shirts-nothing
better on the market for the money.
Try a pair of Crossett or Selz
Schwab Oxfords. All leathers and
DORN & HMS