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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Jan. 19.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mrs. James Velix hap gone to Sa
vannah to visit her sister.
Mrs. Cynthia Johnson of Augusta
is the guest of Mrs. M. E. Barker.
Mrs. Ellie Brooks Jones ot Co
lumbia spent last week here with
her sister, Mrs. Sallie Brooks Mose
At Johnston the paster ot the
Presbyterian church will preach.
Providence permitting, at 7:30 p.
m. Sunday night.
Mrs. Agalha^A. Woodson came
np from Augusta to attend the
monthly meeting of the D. A. R
chapter Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Mamie Dukes of Augusta
stopped over in Edgefield Sunday
en route to the Gilgal section to
visit her aunt, Mrs. E. B. Williams.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins entertain
ed the bridal party of the Smith
Rainsford wedding with an elabor
ate six o'clock dinner yesterday af
See the new Post-Card Photos in
beautiful folders at Miss Eliza Mims'
Studio. Something new-only $2.00 per
This afternoon at five o'clock
Miss Allene Smith and Mr. John
Rainsford will be married at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Smith.
Mr. J. V. Wilson of Willhm
ston, S. C., has accepted a position
with Penn & Holstein as pharma
cist, filling the place made vacant
by the withdrawal of Robert Mc
An oyster supper will be given
Friday night, January 21, at 7:30
o'clock, at the home of Mr. B. P.
Bryant, for the benefit of Stevens
Creek church. The public is cor
i Bishop Ouerry preached a very
? inspiring sermon in the Episcopal
church Sunday night, the occasion
being the monthly union service.
It is regretted that the rain pre
vented many from hearing Bishop
Mr. E. J. Mirrsspent last Sunday
in Columbia with bis mother, Mrs.
Kate Mims, who has been in the
hospital for the past two weeks.
She is steadily improving and will
probably return to Edgefield next
The union meeting of the first di
vision of the Edgefield association
will be held in the Edgefield Bap
tist church Saturday and Sunday,
the 29th and 30th of this month.
The program in full will apoear
Mr. W. W. Fuller went to Co-,
lumbia yesterday to attend a con-'
ference of the oounty superintend
ents of education from all parts ol'
the state. The conference was held
for the purpose of considering pro
At the Trenton Presbyterian
church this Sunday morning at
11:15 the sermon will be of general
interest to all denominations and
will assist your church in contribu
ting to the evangelization of the
world. Therefore, come.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones will
leave to-morrow for Orangeburg
where he will deliver two addresses
before the mid winter mission con
ference. He will return Saturday
and conduct the usual Sunday ser
vices in the Baptist chm ob.
Mr. J. R. Scurry recently read in
some newspaper that Woodrow
Wilson, William Jennings Bryan
a"d all other great men (with due
apologies to Mr. Taft and his mus
tache) are cleanly shaven and he
went forthwith and had his time
honored mustache removed. And
we might add in passing that the
change adds 100 per cent to his
looks to say nothing of the great
ness that he has gained thereby.
Pay Your Subscription.
Th?Bd who are in arrears for sub
scription will please pay at once.
Your Ubel will show the date to
which you have paid for The Ad
vertiser. We have carried a gbodly
nuini>eT of persons through the
Stringency of last year who are now
able to pay. Du not make it neces
sary for us to ma.l you'a statement.
We will soon revise our subsorip
tiou i ie L for li* 10, dropping tho.-e
who do not pay. Please come in
at once or send us a check.
All Teachers Should Attend.
Every white teacher in Edenfield
county who is not providentially
prevented should come to Edgefield
next Saturday to attend the meet
ins: of the County Teachers' Asso
ciation. An interesting programme
has been arranged, and all who at
tend will find it plesant as well as
profitable. At the close of the ex
ercise of the association dinner will
be served free to the teachers by the
ladies who compose the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. No
teacher should be abseut without a
Another New Residence.
The first new residence in Edge
field for 1916 will be erected by
Mr. J. R. Scurry on the lot on Je
ter street which he purchased from.
Mr. W. H. Turner. The lot is lo-'
oated just across the street from
the home of Mrs. Cartlidge. As
soon as the material can be placed
on the lot Mr. Scurry will begin
ihe erection of a six-room residence.
He and his family will continue to
reside on the county farm, the new
residence being occupied by his son,
R. M. Scurry, and sister, Miss Ella
"Preservation of the Birds."
This will be the subject of a lec
ture that w?W be given in the opera
house Thursday night at 8:30
o'clock by Miss Belle Williams of
Columbia, the secretary of the
South Carolina Audubon Society
The lecture will be given under the
auspices of the Civic' League. The
children as well as grown people are
urged to hear the lecture, which
will prove to be both interesting
and instructive. Our community,
alone: with many others, needs lo
have this subject, "The Preserva
tion of the Birds," presented in an
intelligent manner, as will be done
by MibS Williams.
Off for New York.
Mr. W. H. Turner will leave to
morrow to spend three weeks in
New York and eastern markets pur
chasing spring merchandise for The
Corner Store and for his two Green
wood stoies. He has been forced
to make his trip North this year
earlier than usual on account of the
very heavy fall business, greatly re
ducing the stock of The Corner
Mr. Turner is an expert buyer of
lnrge experience. Therefore the pa
trons of The Corner Store will soon
see the prettiest spring offering on
display here. Miss Kate Samuel
ill also co to New York to study
the spring styles.
This morning at 11:00 o'clock
the birthday of Lee and. Jackson
will be appropriately celebrated in
the high school auditorium. The
following programme has been ar
ranged by the Daughters of the
Song, "Dixie," schoo?.
Recitation, "Stonewall Jackson's
W%y," Edwin Folk,
ft Song, "Let Us Pass Over tbe
"feiver and Rest Under the Shade of
the Trees," choir.
Recitation, "The Sword of Lee,"
Miss Ouida Pattison.
Song, "Carry Me Back to Old
Address, "Lee and Jackson," Rev.
E. Peudleton Jones.
Diversified Farming Pays.
The farmers who have no trouble
in meeting their obligetions and
whose balance sheet shows a net
profit each year are those who are
diversifying their farming interests
They are stocking the farms with
pure-bred live stock and'are giving
stock ?raising some attention, in
stead of concentrating on cotton.
Last year Mr. C. M. Willams and
his son made as much, more clear
money in fact, on their hogs and
colts as they did on their field crops.
They made one trip to market last
fall with a wagon loaded with one
bale of cotton and some hogs, the
hogs selling for as much as the cot
ton. That is the way to make farm
ing pay. Do not depend entirely on
cotton as a money crop. Diversify
your farming interests.
Sold Several Pianos.
While Mr. John A. Holland was
in Edgefield recently he sold Mr.
VV. M. Harting a Remington piano
and sold a Trayser piano to Mrs. E.
S. Rives for Miss May Rives, this
instrument being a present to little
Miss May from her aunt, Mrs.
Wise, of Cameron, Orangeburg
county. Mr. Holland also sold a
piano the day after he left Edye
tield. This last sale made the l'Jih
piano he sol?! in 30 days. Mr. Hol
land is a good judge of musical in
struments and is in a position to
purchase pianos at a very low price,
consequently he can make the price
very low on instruments that are
thoroughly dependable. Should yon
contemplate purchasing a piano,
communicate with Mr. John ?.
Holland of Greenwood before plac
ing your order. He cm very proba
bly save you money.
W. C. T. U. Dinner in Honor of
The county teachers will hold
their second meeting in the court
house on Saturday morning.
Invitations have been issued by
the Edgefield W. C. T. U. to a re
ception and dinner immediately fol
lowing the morning session. After
the dinner a short and entertaiuing
programme will be given and a so
cial interchange of greetings.
Mm. T. H. Rainsford, superinten
dent of the department of scientific
temperance instruction, has been
greatly interested in the success of
this occasion, as the teachers have
co-operated so enthusiastically with
her in the past in the essay contest
The following is the programme
at the conclusion of the dinner:
Quartette of voices.
Melody and variations.
"The Story of Temperance Teach
ing in the Schools," J. L. Mims..
Vocal solo. .
Prof. T. J. Lyon, toast master.
"Edgefield Teachers," Supt. W.
"High Ideals in Kural Schools,"
Rev. A. L. Gunter.
"The Teachers' Opportunity,"
Rev. R. G. Sbannonhouse.
"The Coming Majority," A. S.
"W. C. T. IL," O. Sheppard,
D. A. R. Meeting.
One of the most pleasant social
functions of the winter season was
held at the hospitable home of Mrs.
Bet tis Cantelou when she entertain
ed the Daughters of the Ame/ican
Revolution at the January meeting
on Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial service for one of the
most beloved and capable members,
Mrs. J. H. Allen, registrar of the
chapter, was first in the order of ex
ercises, the members standing dur
ing the reading of appropriate se
lections and prayer. rp
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins was ap
pointed charity officer in response
to a request from the state superin
tendent that all chapters join in a
movement foi civic betterment. The
regent, Mr?. N. G. Evans, and Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth were selected
as delegate and alternate to the na
tional congress which metis m
April in Washington. A petition
for the prevention cf the desecra
tion of the nation's fia?? was signed
by all present and will be forwarded
at once to Columbia to Engefield's
representatives in the legislature.
After the cunelusion of business
the historian took charge of the
program, the first number being a
poem on the new year read by Mrs.
Grace Euoett, followed by patriotic
The most interesting feature was
a paper written by Mrs. J. L
Mims on reminiscences of Richard
Tutt. He was an ancestor of the
Mims family of Edgefield and Mob
leys, Walkers and Huiets of John
ston. A tablet to the memory of his
daughter, Mary Perrin Tutt, has
hung on the walls of the Baptist
church for more than half a centu
ry, having been preserved from the
tire that destroyed the second build
ing of the church.
The death of Mrs. Rebecca Ba
con, a former state regent, was men
tioned with expressions of apprecia
tion of the valuable service render
ed the D. A. R. by that Halented
and highly esteemed officer. The
presence of an out-of-town member,
MrsMAgatha Woodson, added pleas
ure to the meeting.
The gracious hostess served a
buffet luncheon of deviled crabs,
pear salad, sandwiches and coffee, a
most delightful repast thoroughly
enjoyed by those present who ex
pressed on leaving their appr?cia
tion for a very delightful afternoon.
The next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. J. H. Cantelou.
FOR SALE: Re erected three
year old peacan trees. Now is the
time to set them to secure good re
turns for many years. Three to
five dollars a dozen. R. G. Shan
nonhouse. , , .
FOR SALE: Two pair good
mules, two wagons and harness, one
Shetland Pony, buggy and harness.
Pony is perfectly tafe for children
tu drive. R. A. Price, Parksville,
S. C.: ; ,
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court Common Pleas.
The Bank of McCormick, Plaintiff
Against- M. L. Carroll, et. al.,
Pursuant to the decree in this cause
I shall offer for sale at public outcry to
the highest bidder before the Court
House, Town of Edgefield and State of
South Carolina, on Salesday in Februa
ry 1916, the same being the 7th day of
said month, between the legal hours of
sale, the following described realty, to
All that certain tract, parcel or plan
tation of land known as "Swift Creek
Tract," said originally, to contain
Seven Hundred (700) acres, now con
taining Six Hundred and Fifty (650)
acres, more or less adjoining lands now,
or formerly, belonging to Mrs. Mary
Calhoun; Chesley Wells; Martha Black
well and others, situate in Edgefield
County, State of South Carolina, on
waters of Savannah River, being the
same tract conveyed to the said M. L.
Carroll and R. L. Tucker, by Martha
Blackwell by Deed dated April 5th
1879, and Recorded in the Office of
Clerk of Court for Edgefield County in
Book No. 4. Page 572.
Terms of Sale Cash: If purchaser at
said sale shall fail to comply with the
terms thereof within one hour from the
time of said sale, said premises, upon
direction of Plaintiff's Attorneys, will
be re-sold on said day at the risk of
the former purchases.
Purchaser to be let into possession of
said premises on production of Mas
ter's deed thereto.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Master E. C.
Jan. 17, 1916.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the 15th day of March, 1916.
All taxes shall be due and payable
betweeii the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid ori or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1915 are
For State purposes 7 Mills
V Ordinary County 6 "
44 Cons. School Tax , 3 44
'.' Bacon School District 4 44
" Edgefield School District 5 44
44 Long Cane S. D. 3 "
". Liberty Hill S. D. 3 44
" Johnston S. D. 8 44
44 Collier's S. D. / 3 "
44 Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 44
" Hibler Township 3 44
" P. Branch S. D. 5 44
" White Town S. D. 4 44
.4 Trenton S. D. 5 44
" Ward Township 2 "
" Moss Township 3 44
" Parksville S. D. 4 44
44 Modoc S. D. 2 44
" Oak Grove 3 44
" Red Hill S. D. 4 44
44 Antioch S. D. 2 44
" Shaw Township 4 44
" Talbert Township 2 44
" R R Bonds Wise T'sp 1 14 44
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 44
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 44
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 44
"RR Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 44
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 44
44 R R Bonds Elmwood
" Pickens 3 44
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 "
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 44
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Notice to Creditors!
All persons indebted to the late
T. B. Quaries will please make pay
ment at once to the undersigned,
and all persons holding claims
against the said estate will present
them to me properly attested for
W. L. QTJARLES,
Are You Interested in Light
and Water Works for
I can install for you a complete
Electric Light Plant (lights on tap
at all times), using storage batteries
and a small gasoline engine for
?225.00 up, depending on the capac
ity of the plant. You can charge
the batteries while pumping water,
making the lights cost but little.
R. H. MIDDLETON,
Clark's Hill, !S. O.
Off! So HAPPY
To Have A
Coenlxht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co-No. 44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, ?asy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard,. President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President;
I E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
I Nicholson, A.. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.
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,
lath, 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: SSS
The Tea of
A reason for it being handled by us
Penn & Holstein
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. tTnlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON. Augusta, Ga.
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits ------ $120,000.00
Total Assets Over.- - - $400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services to You as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Interest.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage of real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing- Your Earnings.