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?Jp Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, June 28
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
:t*3i?- _ --
Mrs. Z. R. Hall of Swainsboro,
Ga., is here visiting: her daughter,
Mrs. .1 ?ines Velix.
Don't put off seeing Miss Eliza
"Minis about hand-painted china for
Mr. and Mrs. Denian cf Augusta
are here visiting ."Mrs. Beman's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Key.
Mr. Otis Mobley cf Heath Springs
was a visitor in Edgefield early in
tl R week-and thereby hangs a tale.
Mr. W. P. Winn and bis daugh
ter. Miss Maggie Winn, are spend
ing some time at Hot Springs,
Misses Mary, Ethel and Gene
vieve Fitzmaurice of Columbia are
visiting thtir sister, Mr?. James S.
Mrs. Arthur Childress of Greer
i's here \i-iting relatives. She has
been very warmly greeted by her
The Meriwether Agricultural Club
will give it's annual picnic and
dance at Meriwether Hall on Thurs
day, July 20, 1016.
Mr. A. Pt. Nicholson left Tues
day afternoon lor New York to
visit ids daughter, Mrs. Lillian
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Talbert, ac
companied by their children, are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Parker.
They have been very cordially wel
comed by their Edgefield friends.
Dinner will be sold at the county
campaign meeting at Colliers, Wed
nesday, August 2, in order to raise
funds with which to paint Peace
Haven .Sunday school building. A
very worthy cause is this.
Owing to the demoralization of
Tlie Advertiser's force wrought by
Cupid, considerable matter had to
be left out this week and an inter
esting letter from ''Uncle Iv"
Morgan had to be carried over to
Little Miss Mary Cantelou of
Edgefield is the guest of Mrs. S.
M. Rice. She will return home on
Wednesday, accompanied by Miss
Katherine Rice, who will spend a
fortnight in Edgefield visiting rela
The Advertiser would like to see
a large number of Edgefield people
patronize the entertainment that is
tn he riven at Trenton Tuesday
flight of next week under the
auspices of the Trenton chapter, D.
A. R. A play, ".Slocum Inn," will
be one feature of the entertainment.
Miss Miriam N'orris has been en
gaged by the trustees to take charge
of the music department of the
Edgefield graded and hitrh schools
next session. She is well equipped
for the position, and The Adver
tiser is confident that her services
will give entire satisfaction.
Misses Snow and Rose Jeffries of
Spart;?nburg, Miss Fannie Sewell
of Augusta, Miss Virgil Sellers of
Easiey. are guests of Miss Natalie
Padgett, having arrived yesterday
for the Padgett-Cleveland wedding
which will take piace in the Baptist
church this evening at 6:30, Dr. E.
Pendleton Jones officiating.
A play entitled ''Slocum Inn"
will be given Tuesday night, July
4, under the auspices of the D. A.
R. lt is being managed by Mr.
Hamilton Bu Troughes. The best
talent of Trenton bas been enlisted
byrIdiii. This will be one of the
b-'rU attractions ever given at Tren
Every Sunday school in Edge
field county should be represented
at the Inter-Denominational Sunday
School convention that is to be held
at Philippi next Saturday and Sun
day. The Edgefield schools will be
represented. The churches in that
portion of McCormick cut from
Edgefield are expected to send dele
gates as heretofore.
A revised list of the county cam
paign meetings is published by
County Chairman B. E. Nicholson.
Some changes have been made,
among them being the change of
the Colliers meeting from the 5th
of August to Wednesday the 2nd
of August. Should the people in
communities where meetings are to
be held tor any reason desire a
change in the date they should no
tify Mr. Nicholson at once and he
?will make the desired change.
The Edgefield friends of Mr.
James M. Miner, the hero of the
Sixties, are glad that has been se
lected as one of the supervisors of
re<ristration for McCormick county.
The young men who compose the
Edgefield Cotillion club gave a
dance in the opera house Monday
night ic honor of Miss Natalie Pad
gett and Mr. Norwood Cleveland.
The dance was largely attended,
there being about fifty couples to
respond to the music which was
furnished hy Balk's orchestra of
Augusta. Young people attended
from Augusta, Aiken, Trenton and
Johnston. The occasion was one
of unalloyed pleasure *o those who
indulge in the Terpsichorean art.
The next meeting of the Sun
beams will be an open-air meeting
next Friday afternoon, .lune 30, at
five o'clock, ai the home of Mis. P.
M. Feltham. Every member is in
vited to atten.1.
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Mims an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Lura, to Pierce Butler
Day, Jr., of Trenton, the marriage
to be solemnized August 2 in the
Edgefield Methodist church.
The End of Time.
Is the World Drawing Near to
its Grave, or is the World Coming
to an End Soon?" is the subject of
the Presbyterian pastor this Sunday
in Edgefield at 11:15, and same sub
ject at Trenton at 8:30. Breaking
the barometer will not stay the
storm. Just as well face the facts.
Stores to Close.
We, the undersigned merchants,
agree to close our places of business
Tuesday, July 4th:
Revnolds cfc Padgett, E. S. Rives,
W. E. Lynch & Co., W. H. Turner.
E. S. Johnson, C. M. Thomas, H.
H. Sanders, Stewart &> Kernaghan,
E. Rubinstein, The Edgefield Mer
cantile Co., L Makashy, Penn &
Holstein, Dorn & Mims, B. B.
dories, Smith-Marsh Co., Collett &
Mitchell, Eatmore Grocery, L. T.
May, Jones & Son, W. W. Adams
In Honor of Mrs. Myers.
Wednesday morning last Miss
Virginia Addison entertained with
bridge in honor of Mrs. Kate My
ers of Atlanta, the charming guest
of Mrs. Bettis Cantelou. Four ta
bles were arranged. The first prize
was won by Mrs. Frank Miller, and
the guest was presented with a beau
titul box of correspondence cards
by the hostess. Miss Annie Bee
won the consolation prize, a large
bouquet of daisies. At the close of
the contest the guests were invited
in the dining room and served with
a hot luncheon in courses. The
decorations for the occasion were
daisies, ferns and palms.
Negro Killed in Row.
The negroes on the plantations
north of Edgefield have formed
themselves into a military company
of some description and hold regu
lar meetings for drills. They met
Saturday night on the plantation of
Mrs. Hettie Jones, two miles north
or Edgefield, for practice, in older
to be in shipshape for the Fourth
of July celebration. During the
drill two negroes became involved
in a combat of words and of them,
Wallace Waldo, snapped a pistol
twice in the face of Archie Mayson.
The latter struck Waldo a severe
blow on the head with his wooden
gun, fracturing his skull. Waldo
never regained consciousness and
died Monday afternoon from the
effects of the blow. Sheriff Swearin
gen arrested Mayson and placed
him in jail to await trial at the
August terra of court.
Woman's Christian Temperance
The regular meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
will take place on Monday after
noon, July 3, at 4:30 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. W. H. Dorn. The
programme will be of a patriotic
nature, and is as follows:
Devotions, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Report of Model Members' Con
test, Mrs. A. E. Padgett.
Debate: Resolved, That it is no
bler to live than to die for one's
Affirmative, Mrs.T. II. Rainford,
Mrs. M. P. Wells.
Negative, Mrs. J. W. Peak, Miss
Decision to be rendered by bal
Collection of July dues.
Song by children.
Piano duett, Misses Helen Dorn
and Ruth Lyon.
JOHMSTOiN ? TTER.
(Continued from First Page.)
Loise Boyd and Bessie Bean.
Mrs. \V. S. Mobley and Miss
Eleise Mobley have gone to New
berry to visit relatives.
Mrs. J. A. Dozier, Miss Sallie
Dozier and Mr. Albert Dozier went
to Aiken on Tuesday, and at this
time Miss Sallie Dozier was con
firmed in the Catholic church.
Mr. and Mrs Allie Kinaird of
Edgefield, were visitors here on
Mr. Preston Wright, who is a
traveling salesman for a northern
firm, is visiting relatives here.
Dr. and Mis. George D. Walker
are happy over the arrival of a
beautiful little girl in their home.
The year-book committees are
busy this week getting the study
courses for the coming year mauped
out. In the D. A. R. the commit
tee is Mesdames P. N. Lott, W. E.
LaGrone and J. P. Bean. The
music club will btndy "The Music
of Italy," and as this country is so
rich in musical development and
setting an interesting year book
will no doubt be the outcome.
This committee is Mesdames C. P.
Corn, T. R. Hoyt and Aliss Zena
The New Century club will de
vote the winter to the study of
"Dickens'' principally, with some
of the chief literary masters, and
those arranging the year book are
Mesdames P. N. Lott, W. E. La
Grone and W. F. Scott,
i Miss Annie Crouch has returned
from Waynesboro, Ga., bringing
with her six of her college mates of
Converse, and a bright and pleasant
house party is in progress during
this weak. An elegant reception
has been arranged for Tuesday af
ternoon and evening.
Little Miss Eloise Strother cele
Drated her fifth birthday on Friday
afternoon by having a number of
her little friends and playmates
gather with her and help make
merry the day. Games and other
childish pastimes were indulged in,
and while resting all enjoyed ice
cream and cake, and were given
pink and blue bags of candies as
A most delightful affair of the
past week was the reception given
by Misses Marion and Elise Mob
ley, in compliment to Mrs. Avery
Bland and xMrs. F. S. Bland. The
The home was prettily decorated,
and as the guests arrived Mrs. W.
E. LaGrone welcomed them, and
punch was served out on the veran
da in a flower-bedecked alcove by
Misses Bessie Ford Turner and
Marie Lewis. In the hallway, those
assisting were Mesdames P. N.
Keesee, E. R. Mobley and J. A.
Dobey. The receiving line was
composed of the two hostesses, Mrs.
Avery Bland, Mrs. Frank Bland and
Miss Orlena Cartledge, and after
pleasantries, the guests were escort
ed to the dining room by Mrs. Minis
Walker, where they enjoyed ices
and cake. The table was very at
tractive with a handsome lace cover,
and a large bowl of nasturtium.
The afternoon was most pleasant,
and the pretty toilets of all made il
a bright and beautiful scene.
Owing to the fact that the 4th of
July comes on the first Tuesday,
which is the day for our regular
monthly meeting, we, the board of
county commissioners, will hold
our monthly meeting on Wednes
day the 5th of July. All persons
holding claims will take notice of
A. A. EDMUNDS,
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on Time
Certificates of Deposits
We have all the resources of
this big country behind us to
lend you money to the extent of
We are Conservative
We are Safe
Citizens ai id Officers Call Upon
Since the gallon-a-month law was
enacted it ha.- been difficult for
blind tigers to obtain liquor in sat
isfactory quantities, erqiecially since
the dispensary vv as closed in Aiken.
Hut for some lime negroes in Edge
field, wini have been selling liquor,
have used the names of other ne
groes, or rather induced other ne
groes to order for them. Even the
names of negro women have been
regularly used. Inonu instance one
negro has secured, with the co-op
eration ol' his pals, both males and
females, as much as fourteen gal
lons in one month. The w hite citi
zens have grown tired nf thus see
ing the law evaded and the spirit of
it violated in the matter of order
ing whiskey. Consequently about
forty or fifty representative citi
zens of the town, representing every
walk of life, quietly met in the court
house Monday afternoon to take
steps'to stop this influx of whiskey
for unlawful purposes. Mr. Oriun
do Sheppard was elected chairman.
After a full discus>ion of the situa
tion it was agreed without a dissent
ing voice that the sheriff and his
deputy and the marshals of the
town be requested to call at once
upon these blind tigers and their
confederates and state to them that
the public knows they are violating
the law, and that it must stop at
once and for all time. The resolu
tion which embodied this request of
the officers, who have always been
faithful in the performance of their
duty, also called upon the citizens
to accompany the officers, thus
showing the lawless element that
the people stand squarely behind
the officers. The meeting was then
adjourned and Sheriff Svvearingen,
Deputy Sheriff Brimson and Mar
shal R. H. Parks, boarded cars and,
accompanied by about forty leading
citizens, called upon about eight or
ten negroes and <rave them emphatic
warning in an orderly way. This pro
3ession of nine automobiles aud
forty men created considerable con
sternation in some quarters. But
the effect will be wholesome. There
will be fewer packages of whiskey
ordered by negro women and others
who have allowed themselves to be
come tools of blind tigers. If some
of these offenders persist in this vio
lation of the law, and evidence cau
not be secured to arraign them be
fore the courts, they will be asked
to leave town.
Bettis Academy School will cele
brate the 1st of July instead of the
Fourth, as ii will suit the farming
class better. Good behavior guran
A. VV. Nicholson,
as you never thought
could be is yours to
command quick as
you buy some Prince
Albert and fire-up a
pipe or a home-made
Prince Albert gives
you every tobacco sat
isfaction your smoke
appetite ever hankered
for. That's because
it's made by a patented
process that curs out
bite and parch! Prin
been sold without coi
We prefer to give qua
has a flavor, as different
And that isn't strange, eitl
Bay Prince Albert every- rett
where tobacco is sold in .
toppy red bags, 5c; ??dy red AID
fina, 10c; handsome pound OUt
and half-pound tin humi
dors-and-that corking fine COTI
pound crystal-glass humi- Pril
dor with sponge-moistener
top that keeps the tobacco p
in such clever trim-alway?! 1
A Message From Another Land.
We people of the occident have to
depend, usually, upon missionaries,
chance Chinese men, who may come
to thu town, or upon hooks and
magazines for our information ami
study of the great land of China,
or the "sleeping giant," as she is
sometimes called on account of her
dormant greatness and power. But
on last Sunday afternoon, at the
Methodist church, wc heard in our
owmlanguage an appealing and in"
tere<tirig talk hy a Chinese girl.
Thc talk was made more effective
and the Chinese life brought more
clearly to us, by her wearing the
native Chinese costume. Miss Me
lang Ting was not wholly a stran
ger to many Edgefield people on
account of her friendship with the
first missionary that Edgefield sent
to China, Miss June Nicholson, and
Miss Ting was a stranger to none of
us in the sense that she is interest
ed, as wo are, in the sending of the
gospel to every nation. An audi
ence of earnest listeners were as
sembled, ami the stage was decora
ted in Chinese Hags. Miss Ting was
introduced by Senator B. E. Nich
In her talk the speaker told of
the opportunity America now has,
and how China's gates are open to
her as no other country. China and
America have never had a war, this
being one reason why China looks
to America. She said that China
had suffered much in war at the
hands of Japan and England, the
latter having forced the opium trade
upon China. She said that she did
not ask for China our pity, but our
sympathy, and our love.
China isa rich country were her
resources developed and used. In
the abundant coal fields, there is
enough fuel to last the world for
twenty-five hundred years, thus
when we look not alone upon her
wealth, but upon her past, and upon
her people, America, "the strong
young son of nations," except in
her religion, must also look up to
Miss Ting said that she never
liked to close her talks without
saying something to the children.
She told them a sweet and helpful
story. Tiie meeting was conducted
by a hymn. We welcome Miss Ting
to our town and rejoice with her
in the way in which China is ac
cepting the Christian religion.
A meeting of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of Berea church
will be held at the home of Mrs. F.
L. Timmerman Saturday afternoon,
July b, at four o'clock. A full at
tendance is requested.
Mrs. W. R. Swearingen,
Mrs. H. M. Deal,
ce Albert has always fSSj
. ~ ha? mi
upons or premiums.
the national joy smoke -A
as it is delightful. You nevei
i who think they can't smok
e can smoke and will sm<
ert. And smokers who have nc
certainly have a big surprise
ling their way as soon as tl
ice Albert tobacco will tell its o
J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO O
Edgefield County Colored Fair
The promoters of the Color Fair As
sociation met at Trinity church, in the
Town of Edgefield. S. C., .June 10th,
1916 to complete its organization.
All the officers h.ive been elected ex
cept the Board of Directors. The next
meeting, which will be held on the
second Saturday in July, the 15th, at
one o'clock p. m.
Tne names of.the officers elected are
J. S. Karney, President.
W. W. Holloway, Vice President.
M. J. Strother, Secretary.
J. B. Holmes, Assistant Sec.
C. D. Hussey, General .Manager.
J. H. Cheatham, Treasurer.
The Board of Directors, to wit are:
J. S. Ramey,
W. .M. Holloway,
C. D. Bussey,
A. W. Nicholson,
M. J. Strother,
Rev. F. A. Weaver,
Rev. W. M. Peterson,
B. J. Yeldel,
Charlie Holloway, Sr,
E. G. Boyce,
G. S. Stephens,
Rev. J. S. Blocker,
Thomas Cherry, Jr,
M. J. Strother, Secretary.
WHY ENDURE SUMMER COLDS?
It isn't necessary to have a stuffed
head, running nose. To cough your
head off as it were. All you need
do is to use Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar
Honey. The soothing and healing
balsams open the clogged air pas
sages and in a short time you get
relief and start on the road to re
covery. Your nose slops running,
you cough less and you know you
are getting better. G-et a bottle,
use as directed. Keep what is left
as a cough and cold insurance. 2
The examination for entrance to
Clemson College, and for the vacant
scholarships will be held Friday,
July 14. Edgefield has one four
year scholarship, and the regular
one year agricultural course. Wrok
begins promptly at 9 o'clock m the
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education. .
NOTICE ! NOTICE !
Our fiour mill is now in opera
tion and will continue throughout
the entire season.
SMITH ROLLER MILL.
- tasted the like of it!
e a pipe or roll a ciga
oke if they use Prince
)t yet given P. A. a try
and a lot of enjoyment
ley invest in a supply.,
>wn story !
0.t Winston-Salem, N. C