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Office No. 61. CM
Residence, No.l 7.
We.driesdfy, April 5
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Vi i<s Virginia Simkins was amont!
the \i^itors in Columbia la>t week.
Mrs. Arthur Deveney ol' Augus
ta i? 'h*; vnvAt of Mrs. Lucy Du
gas this week.
E*-(4;>v. John C. Sheppard is
visiting his daughter, Mrs. I). D.
McColl in Bennettsville.
Johnston: Service in the Presby
terian ph il tell :tt 11:15. Subject:
"How to tict rid of poverty."
Mrs. E. E. Bennett of Augusta,
accompanied by her Mule daughter.
is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. A.
Miss Nellie Jones came home from
Converse college to spend the week
en* with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Jones.
Thc Congaree Presbytery will
convene on the 18th of April in
Trenton A program will be publish
ed next week.
The hanns and all of the stores
in Edgefwdd will (done Friday from
12 to oVlnck, in order that every
body ma.\ take dinner at the school
Dr. E. Pendleton Jon.?s announc
ed Sunday morning that a series of
revival service? will he held in the
Baptist church, beginning the third
Sunday in A ps ?I.
Everybody is invited to Field
Day exercises, Friday the Uh. We
invite .iii our friend.':, and their
friends, to \i>ii us.
Collett it Mitchell.
?.. n\ r<"-, Epq., of Johnston was
in Edgefield yesterday and stated
thal . ... nus de?niiely decided Lo en
ter the race for solicitor of this
c r?-iin \!?- Coy in a young lawyer ol
The Advertiser publishes this
week the annual statements of the
Farmers Bank and the Hank of
Kdgetield. A study of the figures j
will show that these insulations are
as solid as Gibraltar.
When Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Melli
champ move into their pretty new
cottage the latter part of the month,
Mr. and Mrs. .lames Velix will oe
cu i ty the brick residence near thc
Pre*i>j tel ian church.
Wbib- here yesterday attending
the regular monthly meeting of th?
boam. Mr. Janies De Yore stated tu
The Advertiser's representative that
be ?iii be a candidate for re-election
lo the office of county commission
Attention is directed to the fol
loxvittcr new advertisements this
week: Reynolds & Padgett, Ruben
stein, Dora & Mini?, Bank ol
Pai kv. i? ie. M. C. Parker, J. H
Camelon, master, R. G. ?Shannon
house, J. C. Hughes.
The Daughters of the Confedera
cy will buhl their regular meeting!
Tuesday afternoon, April ll, ai
four o'clock "at the home of Mrs.
Be lt is (. antetou. Each member is
requested to contribute 10 cents ai
this meeting lor the Shiloh monu
Mr.. Orlando Sheppard has gone
to Charleston to he present as chair
man of the board of visitors when
the army officer makes the annual
inspection of the cadets this week
The cadets are now on the annual
?encampment on .Sullivan's Island,
having named their camp the Or
lando Sheppard camp in honor of
Let Sunday Ordinance be In
There should be no violations of
the town ordinance which prohibits
the sale cf merchandise on Sunday.
Let eve.rj ?-.loro be kept closed.
Nothing should be sold except for
tdekues* or to relieve human suffer
ing. If for any reason you must
enter your store on Sunday, lock the
^door behind you and then you will
cot be asked to violate the law.
The town auihorities should impose
a heavy hue for every violation. A
little violai ion here and another vi
olation lhere of the Sunday ordi
nance is but an entering wedge thal
will bad io more flagrant Sabbath
Everybody in Edgefield County
should lie here Friday, Field Day.
We are going to have a big time,
ind you will be very welcome at
Collett ti Mitchell's*
For County Supervisor.
The fifth cauri H ate for the office
of supervisor is added lo our candi
dates' column this week. We refer
to Mr. R. N. Broadwater of the
Hannony-Treutou section. Mr.
Ii road wa ter is a successful farmer
who is largely connected over the
county and has friends in every sec.
lion who wiil give him loyal sup
port. If elected supervisor. Mr.
Broadwater will receive all of the
* nussin*' with smile- ami du his ut
most to do his duty-both in the
office and on the road.
The Farmers Bank.
Thursday last the stockholder of
the Farmers Bank held their 25th
annual meeting and thereport which
the president made showed that the
institution has bad a very prosper
ous year. The stockholders were
made glad by receiving a dividend
of 12 per cent, and the balance ol'
net earnings for the year uere passed
to the account of surplus and undi
vided profits which now amount to
$68,350.70. The bank has deposits
of ?203,0099 67, and loans aggrega
ting $350,199.94, of which amount
only $20,UU0 is borrowed capital.
The officers, A. E. Padgett, presi
dent; Thos. H. Rainsford, vice
president; W. H. Harting, cashier,
and W. A. Byrd, assistant cashier
were re-elected. Ail of the direc
lois were re-elected.
The Bank of Edgefield.
Friday la*t marked the close of
another business year for the Bank
ol Edgefield, the annual meeting of
the stockholders being held on that
day.The report shows that the bank
has- liad a very satisfactory year.
A dividend of lu per cent, was or
dered paid to th; stockholders and
the remainder of the net earnings
for the year was added lo the sur
plus and undivided profils account
which now amounis to 834,090.84.
The ba td?- has denosta aggregating
8218,318.82, and loans amounting
-$294,672.10, while it owes only
810,000 for borrowed money. The
following officers were re-elected:
J. C. Sheppard, president; B. E.
Nicholson, vice-president; E. J.
Minis, cashier, and J. H. Allen, as
sistant cashier. All of the former
directors were re-elected and Mr.
Wallace C. Tompkins was added to
Death of Dr Robert McKie.
After being ill about two weeks
Dr. Robert JJ. McKie died in a hos
pital in Augusta Wednesday after
noon, March 29, and was buried at
Sweetwater church Thursday af
ternoon, Rev. p. B. Lanham con
ducting the funeral.
The announcement of the death
of Dr. McKie was a great shock lt)
a large number of his friends, many
of whom did not know that he was
serie oaly ill. Dr. McKie was a son
of the late Dr. Robert H. McKie
and was recognized as one of the
most valuable citizens of the coun
ty, and especially was his superior
worth appreciated in the communi
ty in which he resided, and by the
people among whom he was reared,
lie was unselfish and public spirit
ed, making his value felt in many
ways. He was a member of Sweet
Dr. McKie leaves his wife, who
before her marrige was Miss Geor
gia Harris, and seven children, four
daughters and three sons. The Ad
vertiser extends sincere sympathy
to the sorely bereaved family.
Edgefield School Letter.
The spelling contest for ihe pur
pose of selecting a boy and girl to
represent the Edgefield high school
on Fieid day took place Thursday.
All the students, including from the
seventh grade through the high
school, were required to try. After
the papers were corrected the fol
lowing were found to be the win
ning student?: Onida Pattison and
Fred Mays. Neta Ouzts and Doug
las Ti m merman were selected as
substitutes in case the ones selected
at first should fail to be present.
Rev. E. C. Bailey paid another
visit to the school Friday morning
and it is useless to say that we all
thoroughly enjoyed his talk. We
are always delighted to have him
and the other patrons visit the
On the night of April 17, there
will be held in the high school au
ditorium a declamation contest to
decide what boy will be sent to Co
lumbia as our representative. Sever
al musical numbers will be on the
program and it will be very enjoy
able. A slight admission fee will be
charged to cover the transportation
and entrance expenses. We also in
tend sending an athletic representa
Don't forget Field day Friday,
April 7. Everybody come and brine
baskets to help make the day a
For Clerk of Court.
In ibis issue Mr. W. M. Wright
formally announces his candidacy
for the ofhY" of clerk of court. .Mr.
Wright is a starling citizen ami
one of Johnston's leading business
m?ti ulm is well and favorably
known throughout the county.
Should the peoplo select him lo be
their servant,'he will discharge
every duty in connection with the
office conscientiously and faithfully.
Honor Roll Lott School.
First grade: Evelyn Salter, Elease
Franklin, Gertrude Purdue, Ruth
Second grade: Azilee Salter,
Frontis McGee, Martha Derrick,
J. T. Kimse.v, Eva Lou Rankin.
Third grade: Willie Coursey,
Iona Ripley, Ha<ton Carpenter.
Fourth grade: .Lisper Derrick,
Carry Ouzts, Pearl Franklin.
Sixtii grade: Mary Coursey.
Seventh grade: Lucile Purdue.
Eighth grade: Willie Franklin.
Soldiers Warned Against Alcohol.
The following is clipped from
the current issue of Literary Di
gest, which in turu quotes from
The British Medical Journal. The
appeal itself is drawn up by tte
Academy of Medicine in Paris, and
should interest many others be
sides soldiers, for which reason we
SOLDIERS-BEWARE OK ALCOHOL.
Those who, like you, are exposed
to exhausting labor, to perilous en
terprises, and to strong emotions,
are ever inclined to look to alcohol
asastimulantand a comforter, and to
seek for it in the tavern as a dis
traction for the monotony of con
finement and garrison life.
"lt is, therefore, weil that you
should know what use you may
make of alcohol without impaling
''Certain errors about alcohol are
"1. lt is said to give strength.
This is not exact. The truth, is, it
gixesafalse spurt of shoit dura
tion, bm a grave dimiuutalion of
strength never fails to follow this
excitement. Thus alcohol takes
iway more strength than it gives.
".J. It is also said tiiat alcohol
gives warmth. This, is the feeling
for a few minutes, but thc feeling
of warmth which spreads over the
I im hs alter a nip of brandy is de
lusive and is soon followed by a
iessening of warmth and strength.
Men who take nips are far more
subject to chills and to diseases to
which men at the front are liable.
"3. It is further asserted that in
the form of a pick-me-up' alcohol
stimulates the appetite. This is
quite wrong. It would In; difficult
to produce any man whose appetite!
had ever been st i in ulai ed by a
pick-me-up'. These 'pick-me-ups1
habitually taken, lead without fail
lo disease of thc stomach, liver, and
mind. _ ._
Passing of the "Rough Neck "
Fanner Burns, ex-champion
wrestler of the world, who lectured
and demonstrated his remarks be
fore a huge audience of enthusias
tic athletes at the Muncie (Ind.) Y.
M. C. A. irynasium recently, among
many other good things, had the
following to say:
"If you want to be a wrestler,
boys, let booze alone. If you want
lo keep in condition, don't overeat,
don't use tobacco in any form, and
go to bed nights. Unless you do
you won't go very high in the ath
letic world. Time was when foot
ball players thought they couldn't
enter a game without boo7.e; when
the track athletes thought they must
have a claret between events;
when the members of the Held
teams thought they could throw a
hammer over a fence when they had
caroused all night. But the clean
athlete came into the game, defeat
ed the exponent of bad habits and
ran the latter out of\ competition.
Truly, the time of the 'rough neck'
athlete is past."
Thus anoiher athlete of national
prominence has added his word to
that already written by Burns.
Gulch, Jeffries and others. Run
ners, sprint rs, field men, baseball
players-in fact, the leaders of
every branch of sport, coincide in
the statement that "a fellow can't
have bad habits and be an athlete/'
AVOID SPRING COLDS.
Sudden changes, high winds,
shifting seasons cause colds and
grippe, and these spring colds are
annoying and dangerous and are
likely to turn into a chronic sum
mer cough. lu such cases lake a
treatment of Dr. King's New Dis
covery, a pleasant Laxative Tar
Syrup. It soothes the cough, checks
thc cold and helps break up an at
tack of grippe. Ils already prepar
ed, no mixing or fussing, .lust ask
your druggist for a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery. Tested
and tried for over 4U years. 3
SufiG02*'^ Pain and Disease.
Grown people oft?m aggravate tho
little aches and pains of children by
making too much oi them. It wuu'd be
better if they would turn the mind of
a chiJ l off from most of his troubles
ana Ftlments. The principle applies
just as well to youth as it 'Iocs to
childhood. It will be granted that
when a child has a serious complaint,
lt ought to 1)2 discovered early. But
the best way for the parent to discov
er it is to learn the signs of serious
disturbances so that he can read
them without asking the child whether
he "feels bad." A parent ought to
be able to tell when a child has a
fever or when he is not being prop
erly nourished, or when he has a long
continued pain due to malfunction of
any kind. The less said to the child
about these things, the better, unless
his case is unusual. The child's health
should be in the keeping of parent,
teacher, and medical inspector. He
Bhould follow, as a matter of habit, a
healthful regime in respect to food, ex
ercise, cleanliness, etc., and then his
thoughts should be kept on optimistic
and constructive Instead of gloomy
and introspective matters.-Mother's
Founding of Guy's Hospital.
Guy's hospital, in London, one of
the largest institutions of its kind in
the world, was founded by Thomas
Guy in 1721, "and thereby hangs a
tale." Guy was rich and miserly, and
in middle age he became engaged to
, marry one of his maidservants. Pre
I paratory to the wedding he gave or
? ders for the pavement in front of his
! house to be mended as far as a par
! ticular stone, which he marked. In
j his absence the maid to whom he
j was engaged was watching the work
! men, and noticing a broken place they
j had not repaired she called their at
? tention to lt. They replied that Mr.
I Guy had told them to repair only so
j far. "Well," said she, "you mend it,
j and tell him I told you to. I am sure
i he will not be angry." But he was,
! so angry that he broke the engage
I ment, renounced the idea of matri
' mony altogether, and resolved to spend
? his fortune in building a great hos
! pital, which he did.
Pictures in the Home.
I No one can tell you what pictures
I to hang on your walls-that i3 a mat
. ter of Individual taste. But an at
. tempt should be made to have the pic
! tures harmonize, not only with the
j others in the same room, but with the
i background. Many rooms having rest
I ful, harmonious, wall colors are
' spoiled by the variety in frames and
mats, or by the groupings of the pic
tures; also by putting into a small
room a picture that needs distance to
bT?hg out its full meaning. It is not
necessary to have the pictures all the
work of one artist, or all on the same
subject, but they should harmonize in
tone and style of frame.-Alice Mc
KOK, SAl.iK: h\rly prolific ion<r
staple seed. No wm in it. Lint sold
last fall at ?Ucl*. Price $1.50
R. (T. Shannoiihouse.
4 -2 pd.
FOR ."SALIC: A number of pigs
and shoats, ranging in size from
small in as to liu pound each; also
White Leghorn eggs for hatching,
pure strain, 75 cents for 15 eggs.
M. C. Parker, Edgetield, S. C.
Capt. Hobbs Says He
SAYS NEW JOY
HAS COME TO
TOOK FRIEND'S ADVICE.
Gained 20 Pounds on Two Bot
tles o? Tanlac and Thinks It
Is The Finest Medicine.
A message that will probably in
terest more peopie than any ut' the
thousands of endorsements hereto
fore given the famous medicine,
Taulao, is the remarKaole statement
given to the press by Capt. T. J.
Hobbs, who resides at 21 lu Acion
Ave., Nashville, Tenn. Capt. Hobbs
has been a passenger conductor ou
the Louisville and Nashville rail
road for thirty-seven years and is
one of the most popular and widely
known railroad men in the south.
" 1 (suffered with this trouble for
fifteen years," said the genial Cap
tain, to a Tanlac representative who
iiad heard of the unusual case, that
was the talk of the railroad yards,
'"and during this lime 1 spent on au
average of #5uu a year trying to get
cured, the doctors said 1 had en
largement of the liver.
"Well, 1 don't know whether it
wnp lltat i?r something else," ht
cor tin ned, ''hm I rio know for th?
.'ast three .vars I have not had a
.?illirie troon1 night's rest, and h av?
not lu-en ??hie tu lie on my side a>
?il!. 1 got s?> 1 could scarcely ont
anything without suffering for
hours afterwards, and I fell off fif
ty-five Mound*. I'am rather a bi?r
fellow, as you see, and my nor mn I
weight is 250 pounds, but I fell off
to 195 and was getting so week 1
could hardly drag myself through
"Of a night when I would lay
down my right side would pain tn?
so badly thu it felt like an iron pi*
was being driven through me. M-,
digestion was terrible, and I took a
lot of medicine, but nothing would
do any irood.
''I'lvfrv summer for fifteen year*
I would go to Red Boiling Springs
where the water and rest would
patch me up temporarily, but in a
short time I would lapse into mv
old condition. I was on the verge
of giving up all hope of ever see
ing a well day again when my en
gineer said to me: ''Captain, whv
don't you try Cooper's new medi
cine? All the railroad boys are
talking about it, and it is certainly
worth a dollar to give it a trial.
"Well. 1 went into Deraoville's
drug1 store and got a bottle, and I
gu? s-t you can see at a glance what
it has done for me. I am now on
mv seventh bottle. I sleep as sound
as a dollar and can he on my right
side without the least discomfort. I
I just sbeo so soundly that I don't
: bear th-; alarm cluck half the time'
and I guess I'd miss my train if
Mrs. Hobbs didn't yank me ont of i
b d. I don't believe I would ever'
i wake up.
I "I ct joy my meals too, I just eat
?everything in sight. A. few nights
ago I ate a big bowl of cabbage,
something I very much like, but
have, been unable to eat for years.
M> ! but it tasted good-?nd it
didn't give me one. bit of trouble. j
j "For a long lune my work drag
ged on me. It worried me and I
'couldn't take the interest in it I
used to, but nothing worries me
j now except my hunger, for it does
Hciem like I can't get enough to eat.
.1 now MO to bed with a wile edge
on my spirits. I enjo.\ my work j
; just like I used to. All the boys j
j have noticed the change,
j "After I h-td taken two bottles of
j Tanbie, I weighed and found I had'
I gained t wen ty pounds. That was a
ifew weeks ago; but I know I weigh j
I a great deal more by now. If I had
! known .\ou were coming out to See
me I would have weighed aurain.
I'll say this: I think Tanlae is one
of the finest medicines I ever heard
of in my life, and 1 am glad toi
recommend it lo everbody. All ray
friends know about it. You bet on
that, and 1 know of about thirty of
the buys who are taking it."
Taniac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively b.c Penn & Hol
stein, Edgelield; Johnston Drug
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: si (JU per bottle, straight.
Candidate for Warden.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the town
nf Edgefield from the third ward.
P. A. HIGHTOWER.
EDGFIELD PEUPLE PRAISF SIMPLE
Many Edgefield people praise the
simple mixture of buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., known as Adler-i ka
Thi-1 r e tn e d y is the most
THOROUGH bowel cleanser ever
sold being even used successfully in
appendicitis. ONt? SPOONFUL
relieves almost ANT CASE of con
stipation, sour or crassy stomach.
ONE MINUTE after you take it
the gasses rumble and pas? out.
Adler-i-ka cannot gripe and the
INSTANT action is surprising.
Penn & Holstein druggist.
Winter is now behind us
time is upon us. We must
ter garments and don tlw
season. We have anticip?t*
by purchasing, while in Ne
beautiful stock Spring Dry (
thing new; nothing has be
By going to market in pi
to the best advantage, gettii
lowest possible price. Goc
advanced since ours arrived,
need for the spring in wash
the late fabrics and newest c
stock of Notions is filled wit
We are also showing all
Spring Footwear. The nev
hand for the men, women ai
Made from Cream of Tartar
NO ALUM-HO PHOSPHATE
C rosses of Honor.
Veler.ins ur descendant* of vet
erans desiring to secure a cross of
lio tor on May 10 must send in ap
plication at once
Mrs. R. A. Marsh. Prn?.
Edjrrfield chapter, U. D. C.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BANK OF EDGEFIEItD
At the dode of business on the 3Cth
diy cf March, 1916.
Loans ami Discounts.$294,672.10
O^er Drafts. 2,631.31
Furniture and Fixfure? ... 1,000.00
Real Estate and Bank Build
Due from Danlcs. 16,197.45
Cash in Vaults.. 6,348.30
Capital Stock_.$ 57,400 00
Undivided Profits. 13.430.34
H?ls Payable. 10.000-00
Before me came E. J. MlMS, Cash
ier of thc above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. il IMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 30th day of March, 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
of Edgefield, S. C, at the close of bus
iness March 29, 1916.
Loans and Discounts....$350,499.94
Bank Building and Fixtures 9,000.00
Other Real Estate. 1,152.63
Cash in Other Banks. 47,401.84
Cash in Vault_. 8,638.20
Paid up Capital_$ 58.000.00
Undivided Profits.... 17,730.70
Bills Payabie. 20,000.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came W. H. Harling, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. H. Harling.
Sworn to before me this 29th day of
E. H. Folk,
Notary Public, S. C.
and the glad, happy spring
now lay aside heavy will
ie suited to the change ot*
ed the needs ot'our patrons
w York some weeks ago. a
roods and Notions-every
en brought over from last
srson we were able lo buy
ng the best offerings at the
)ds along many lines have
it matters not what you
goods of all kinds, in all
:olors we have them Our
h the newest novelties.
of the popular things in
v lasts and leathers are on