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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, July 12
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. W. II Harlin ? and Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Keel are spending some
time at Cxlenn Springs.
Miss Helen Dorn is spending
this week with her uint, Mrs. J. P.
Nixon, in Clark's Hill.
Mrs. S. W. Nicholson accompa
nied by her children are visiting
relatives in Augusta this week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mays of
Washington. D. C., are here visit
ing Coi. S. B. Mays, Mr. Mays' fa
Thus far this season Mrs. C. A.
Wells is the champion tomato grow
er. The Advertiser is grateful to
her for a do/.en very fine ones.
The finest load of watermelons
we have seen this season were
brought to Edgefield early this
morning bv Mr. H. W. Jackson.
Dr. James S. Byrd and Dr. A.
H. Corley are at Chick Springs at
tending the annual meeting of the
South Carolina Dental Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Warren
came in town Sunday last to see Mr.
John E. Tompkins and worshipped
in the Baptist church Sunday morn
Automobile numbers steadily
climb. Mr. Mark Toney was the
last to register a car in the office of
clerk of court, his number being
Mr. Frank West ha? purchased a
moderu ginnt ry. it arrived Monday
and he had about a dozen wagons
in Edgefield to take the outfit to
Misses Stc?a at.d Janie Carroll
of McCormick, and Miss Rebecca
Harker of Sumter arrived Monday
to visit Misses Annie and Justine
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Craig, ac
companied by the sweet little
daughter, have arrived from An
dersen to spend a week with Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
_y^^7T?LJB._J>ateher who recently
graduated with second honor of his
class from a seminary in Philadel
phia will preach in Trinity church
Sunda} morning at ll o'clock.
Mis>^s Corrie and Ethel Choat
hani, popular littie daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. Cheatliam,
have returned from a visit to Mrs.
John L. Talbert of McCormick.
The many friends of Mr. John
R. Tompkins greatly rejoice that
he has returned from tue hospital
and they hope that he will soon be
restored to his accustomed strength.
The finest peaches we have seen
were fi om trees that receive the
personal attention of Mrs. S. A.
Brimson. They were large, well
formed and delightfully flavored.
Mr. A. C. Hart who is connected
with a large mercantile establish
ment in McColl, S. C., made his
annual visit to his Edgefield rela
tivss and friends last week. He was
very warmly greeted.
Mr. J. W. Bledsoe, a good citi
zen of the Meeting Street section,
has thrown his hat in tho ring this
week as a candidate tor magistrate
of the Sth district. Mr. Biedsoe
would make a good official.
Attention is directed to the great
bargain that the Corner Store is
offering in shoes. Now is the lime
to shoe yourself at less than half
priue. Read what Mr. Turner says
in his advertisement this week.
Mr. R. M. Johnson has made a
good magistrate of the Gth district,
one who has always stood lor a
strict and just enforcement of the
law. He offers this week for re
election to this position and pledges
the same faithfulness in the future.
The Advertiser publishes this
week the regular quarterly state
ments of the Bank of Trenton, the
Farmers Bank and the Bank of
Edgefield. A careful examination of
these statements will show that
these institutions are in a flourish
Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson and
her daughter. Miss Hortense Wood
son, have moved to Edgefield to re
side. Mrs. Wood son's sons, W. A.
and J. A. Woodson have enlisted
iu the army. The former is serving
a9 captain and the latter as a ser
geant of the Clinch Rifles of Au
gusta. Mrs. Woodson is occupying
a cottage near the high school.
Misses Rhea and Emmie Lou Ed,
munds spent last week with friends
The Civic League will meet Mon
day afternoon. July 17, at 5:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. R. A.
Marsh. Those who entered the Civ
ic League's flower garden contest
will have their gardens inspected
Monday afternoon by two ladies.
Five dollars will be paid to the
child who has the prettiest garden.
A second candidate for the posi
tion of magistrate of the Gth magis
terial district is Mr. H. S. Wood,
who announced this week. Mr.
Wood is an energetic farmer of the
Antioch-Red Hill section who has
loyal "friends and neighbors, who
will give him their support. If
elected, Mr. Wood pledges his best
efforts to the discharge of the du
ties of the office.'
Miss Narcie Turner, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Turner of
Mclvendree, is over from Atlanta !
spending her summer vacation of
two weeks at home. For the past
six years Miss Narcie has held a po
sition as stenographer for a promi
nent h rm in Atlanta. She was cor- I
dially greeted bv her friends here j
as she, accompanied by her father, j
passed Edgetield Sunday morning.
Met Tragic Death.
As a result of a series of trans-1
pression, a young white man, Will
Hornsby, of Clark's Hill, who was'
regarded as a desperate character,
met a tragic death late Saturday
night. ?To begin with, about 10]
days ago Hornsby who was about j
.JU years of age, struck his mother!
a terrible blow with a piece of stove i
wood while in an angry mood. Sat-1
urday he was imposing upon al
younger brother and the father in-1
terfered with the result that this in-j
corrigible son struck him in the '
head with a rock, fracturing the,
skull. The injured man was carried j
to the hospital in Augusta and did 1
not regain consciousness until Tues
As a result of the injury inflicted ,
upon Iiis father, thc boy or yoong
man was arrested under a warrant j
issued by Magistrate Dodie and!
served by Mr. Fred Minis as con-1
stable. While Mr. Minis and Horns
by were sitting in the waiting room
of the depot at Clark's Hill Satur
day night the latter nude a dash
for liberty. Being unable to over-1
take the fleeing man, Mr.? Minis!
fired in the direction in which Jko
went; not knowing nt the time that
lie hit Hornsby. The ball entered the
back of the head and caused instant
death. The family of Hornsby re
fused t<> receive his body or to fur
nish clothes for his burial.
Mr. Minis has the sympathy of
the people. In fad, ju*1 "in;, from
reports that have reach? us, the
Clark's Hill community feels re
lieved that so desperate a character,
one who was a constant menace to
the community, has been removed.
Mr. Minis caine to Edgefield early
this morning and will at once apply
Take Out Hunter's License.
The law making it necessary for
those who hunt (except those hunt
ing on their own premises) to take
out a license became effective on
July 1, and Game Warden J. W.
Johnson, of Clark's Hil!, urges a
compliance with the law. Of course,
every good citizen is also interested
in the enforcement of the law.
Licenses are issued by the clerk of
court and by any of the magistrates
ii? the county. The fee for a county
license is 81.10 and for a State
license 83.10, in each case the 10
cents is retained by the officer issu
ing the license. The fee itself is
turned over to the county treasurer.
This is a good law and if enforced
will put a stop to the vagrant and
loafing class of hunters who can
only hunt by trespassing upon the
property of other people. Let's as
sist the game warden and other offi
cers of the law in enforcing the
hunter's license law.
A Card From "Uncle" Iv.
Just a card this time, rain and
still raining, but very little plowing
done within the last two weeks. As
I write this card I look West and I
see over 30 acres of as fine prospects
for a heavy crop as I ever saw. It
belongs to just two men, I said 30
acres when really there is over 40 to
include 5 acres of mine. Oh, yes, we
have 15 or IS acres more corn,
but not in the same field. Most too
much rain for cotton, 'tis getting
too full of sap and not fruiting as
it would if there was not so much
rain. Just 2 miles North until yes
terday the crops were needing soma
rain. Some cotton and most all
the corn laid by. Tell S. S. Roper
if I tell on him, "Heavy" and I will
cut a figure in the show.
An Announcement Party.
The mo9t intensely fascinating
thing in the world is a group of
pretty young girls. They are the
gayest, the most care-free, the most
lovable crowd composed of young
people that can be gotten together.
On Thursday evening just such a
group gathered together at the home
of Miss Julia Folk to enjoy an an
nouncement parly given in honor of
Miss Lizzie Hollingsworth, an
nouncing, in a unique way during
the evening, her approaching mar
riage to Mr. William Anderson of
Florida. The guests were met at
the door by Mrs. Percy Feltham
and Mrs. Lovic M i ms. Punch was
served on the porch by Miss Ida
Folk and Mies Florence M i ms.
The color scheme was pink and
green and the lights on the porch
were covered in pink paper and
The parlor was decorated in pink
crepe myrtle, carrying ont the color
harmony. Ui.der an arch of crepe
myrtle, which terminated at each
end in small baskets, stood Miss
Lizzie Hollingsworth the guest of
honor, Miss Julia Folk, the hostess
and Mrs. W. U. Allen the bride's
sister. These girls were dressed in
pink and green. The chandeliers
were covered in pink roses. Miss
Bessie Parker played beautifully on
the piano, entertaining the crowd,
and Mrs. Shannonhouse sang with
her usual sweetness. A few of the
guests at the time were invited back
into the dining room by Miss Annie
Bee and Miss Sophie Dobson. This
was beautifully decorated in crepe
myrtle. Over the table was sus
pended a lovely cupid, veiled in
pink, and holding a bow and arrow.
Delightful and cooling pink and
green block cream and pink and
white cake were served.
As the guests left the dining
room they were presented with
souvenirs by Miss Ruth Lyon.
These consisted of hand painted
cards bearing the names, Lizzie
Folk Hollingsworth and William
Anderson, and the date of the mar
riage, August and a tiny pink
heart and golden arrow. The after
noon was thoroughly enjoyed by
all present. F. M
Misses Annie and Justine Can
After a whole week of rain, Tues-j
day evenir, if was a beautiful moon
light night, cool and pleasant. The
Miss?>s Camelon could not have se
lected a lovelier night for enter
taining in honor of their visitors
Misses Carroll, Misses Fitzmaurice
aad Miss Harker. The guests were
greeted by Mrs. Can tel on and her
daughters and conducted into the
parlor, there to meet the visitors in
the receiving line.
From there the guests repaired to
the spacious 'awn where numbers
of chairs were grouped about and
some found seats in the handsome
cars which had brought the guests.
Inashort while every one went
in again to gel the cards for pro
gressive conversation. As soon as
the dales had been made, a bell tap
ped and the two partners for the
first round promenad<^d or occupied
chairs on the lawn.
During the whole evening punch
was served by Miss Katherine Rice,
the corner of the piazza being trans
formed into a beautiful booth of
crepe myrtle, in the centre of which
was the delightful bowl of nectar.
During the last conversation re
freshments that were truly refresh
ing were served, consisting of peach
cream and white block cake. After
the farewell and parting from a
hospitable home the guests had a
delightful drive home.
An Encouraging Letter.
Several days ago the editor of
The Advertiser received the sub
joined highly appreciated letter
from a noble Christian woman who
occasionally writes for The Advei
tisur. She resides 12 or 14- miles
Dear Mr. Mime:
I have been
silent for some time because your
columns were being rilled with com
mencements, etc., believing that I
could help you most in a duller sea
son. You always have my best wish
es. The standard of your work is
ideal. I always enjoy seeing other
papers quote from The Advertiser.
FOUND-A gold bracelet on the
street crossing between the store of
Collett & Mitchell and the Edge
held Fruit Store. Apply at The
FOR SALE-Several thousand
tomato plants, ready to be trans
planted. Leave orders at the Bank
FOR SALE: Five milch cows
fresh to pail. Geo. W. Adams.
A Birthday Celebration.
It bas been my happy lot to at
tend many "At Homes" of various
kinds, but never before until Thurs
day evening: have I been the guest
at an occasion so rare, and with a
group of friends as congenial and
There is an art to-day that we
all should cultivate, the art of grow
ing i ld, gracefully.
There is an air of subtle fra
grance and reverence in a group of
old ladies. In the midst of this
group was Mrs. Mary J. Norris,
who was celebrating the seventy
seventh summer of her life. The
others present were Mrs. Kate
Lynch, Miss Lena Holstein, Mrs.
Caddie DeLoach, Misses Ruth, Ethel
?nd Annie DeLoach, the latter three
being an exception to the thought
that'all present were at least middle
aged, Mrs. E. Pendleton Jones,
Mrs. Emma Dobson, Mrs. W. A.
Strom, Mrs. ti. Timmons, and little
Jeanette, Mrs. E. E. Adams, and
Florence M i ms.
The saying goes that one is as
old as one feels. Though these la
dies had celebrated many birthdays,
they (vere as young in spirit as any
young person of the town, and I
liked to look back in my imagina
tion, and see each one of them the
gay yoong belle of her home town
or community, as she was growing
up; see them dance the Virginia
reel and wear those quaint befrilled
costumes peculiar to the dame of
the decades past.
Those d ivs were the best days of
any time except now, and such
dames as these helped, no doubt, to
make them so.
The rain had refreshed the at
mosphere and the cool air was in
After chatting in the good old
fashioned way for a short while, we
were invited, by .Mrs. Mamie Till
man, to have tea in the pergola out
on the lawn. The couples came
two and t wo. Mrs. Norris leading
the line, witli one of the younger
members of the party as lier escort.
The pergola was lighted beauti
fully, and we approached a long ta
ble spread with dainties and sweet
meats. The blessing was asked by
.In the centre of the table on a
glass stand were seventy-seven red
candles and led roses. Several bask
ets of Shasta daisies were arranged
along the table. A second course
of cream and cake was served, Miss
Virginia Addison assisting in the
' The vine-clad pergola, with its
lights and beautifully set tab'?, was
a very picturesque scene. The
guests strolled back under'the tall
lilacs and ?dnk crepe myrtle and
indulged in various pleasures, some
in conversation, some to hear in the
library thc victrola as it played the
the familiar old songs of the long
ago, and many in parting made
good wishes for the continued life
and happiness of this dear and hon
The nuion meeting of the first
division Edgetield association, will
convene with Mountain Creek
church July 20:30.
ll - What should be the attitude
pf the :church toward the Sunday
school (a) as to church support (b)
attendance of members on the Sun
dav school, D I> Johuson, Rev. T.
12. Should all of our churches
adopt the budget plan for church
expenses and benevolence, O. Shep
pard, Rev. II B White, R T Strom.
2:30-Why so much neglect of
the Lord' s supper by church mem
bers? J M Rambo.
What is their duty concerning
this matter? Rev. tt P Jones.
;j- State missions.
(a) The present crisis, O Shep
(b) The best plan to arouse the
churches of association, Rev. E P
(c) Shall we not make a for
ward move worth of our Lord? F
P Rush. .
10:30-Sunday school exercises,
11:30-Sermon, Rev. II B White.
2- Temperance-Tommie Strom.
2:30-Education. W W Fuller.
I give notice that I will hold my
annual barbecue Friday, July 28. I
have engaged the Me.Kinnie band
of Augusta to furnish music and I
have been informed that it is better
than last year. I want k under
stood that no new or late dances
will be allowed. No whiskey will
be allowed on the premises either.
I will serve dinner as heretofore,
having planned to feed all T' oat
tend. J- J. Griffie. I
To Fix Licenses for the Town of I
Edgefield on Business, Occu
pations and Professions From
July 15, 1916, to July 15,
1917. and to Provide for the
Collection of Same.
BP it ordained by the Town Council
of Edgefield, S. C., and by authority of
Sec. 1. That the following licenses
on business, occupation and profession
to be paid by the person or persons
carrying on or engaged in said businesss,
occupation or profession shall be levied
and collected for the term ending; July
15, 1917, payable July 15, 1916, or j
within thirty days thereafter, and exe
cution with a penalty of ten (10) per j
cent, upon the amount of said licenses
shall be issued and enforced for all
such licenses unpaid at the expiration
of that time. Provided, that persons
entering into business, occupation or
profession prior to July 15, 1917, shall
be required to take a license as pro
vided for persons who are doing busi
ness in the town of Edgefield, S, C.,
July 15, 1916, except such persons ap
plying for licenses after february 15,
1917, shall pay one-half the license for
the remainder of the year, and no li
cense shall b;; issued for a less period
than one-half of one year, as follows,
Automobile hacks, each_S 5.C0
Agents or dealers in fertilizers for
sales of 100 tons or less . 4.00
For each additional 100 tons or
fraction thereof_ 2.00
Auctioneer, except exempt by
statute, for each sale_. 1.00
Auction land sales_ _.15.00
Agents selling or dealing in pat
ent right, whether in store or
Agents or dealers in sewing ma
Agents for or dealers in pianos
and organs... _ _ 5.00
Agents real estate, buying, rent
ing or selling_. . .. 10.00
Agents insurance company, life
or lire, where net commissions
amount to $100 or fraction
Agents binders, reapers, mowers
and harvesters and other farm
implements, except only where
bought and sold as other mer
Automobile repair shop_ 10.00
Banks, for each $1.000 or frac
tion thereof of capital stock....? 1.00
Barbers, per chair_. 2.50
Billiard and pool tables, where
run for profit, each.25.00
Blacksmith shop. 5.00
Butcher shops or venders of frpsh
meats, except where the meat
is offered for sale by the raiser
or producer.._. 5.00
Building and loan associations or
agents thereof_ 10.00
Local carpenters. 5.00
Circus or menageries, $50 to $100 in
advance, in the discretion nf thc mayor.
'Vaudeville or carnival shows, in
Commission merchants and brok
For any out of town contractor
for contract of less than $100, 1.00
Contractors for over $100 and
less than $1,000. 5.00
For each additional $1,000 or
fraction thereof_ 2.00
Sub-contractors shall be liable
for a like license tax.
Cotton factory and oil mill
for each $1,000- or fraction
thereof of capital stock_ 1.00
Cotton gin. each. 2.50
Cabinet maker am1, upholsterer 2.50
Cotton seed products. 5.00
Dentists, lawyers and veterina
rians for $1*000 or less_ 7.50
For each additional $1,000 or
fraction thereof. 5.00
Drays, one horse._ 3.50
Drays, two horses or more_ 5.00
Drugs or medicines not paying a
merchandise license, per day 5.00
For each additional day. 3.00
Dealers in horses and mules as
drovers, for each horse_ 5.00
Wood, coal, etc. 5.00
Dyer and presser_. 5.00
Electric wiring, premises. 10.00
Express companies for business
done in the State, and not in
cluding that done without the
State, and not government
Fresh fish and oyster not on the
Fruit tree agent, per dav. 1.00
Per year. 3.00
Grist mill. 7.50
Dealers in gasoline_. 5.00
Hotels, transient boarders...... 5.00
Horses, mules, persons selling
at auction, for each horse or
Insurance company, fire, life
and each insurance company
of any kind or any company or
corporation or society having
insurance features other than
charitable or benevolent_ 5.00
Ice dealers.-. 5.00
Ice cream peddlers-. 2.50
Job printing and soliciting agent 3.00
Junk dealer per year.. 5 00
Per day.- 3.00
Livery and feed stables. 15.00
Millinery not carried in general
Map agent, per day._ 1.00
Mattress and feather renovators,
per day for each solicitor_ 2.00
Merchants' licenses shall be SI
perSI.OOOof annual business
Oculist or optician. 3.00
Oculist or optician, traveling
per day. 10.00
Organ grinders. 1.00
Opera house_. 10.00
Photographers, itinerant, per
week or iractional part there
Peddlers and hawkers, per day 10.00
Plaining mills._ 7.50
Plumber, per year._ 5.00
Per day. 1.00
Railroad for business done within
the State not including that
done without the State, or
inter-State commerce and not
including; that done for the
Restaurants._. . 5.00
Repair shops, carriage and
Solicitors for subscription for
papers or magazines, where
premiums are offered, per day 2.00
Soda fountain not connected
with other busines. 3.00
Shoe shop and harness. 5.00
Skating rink. 5.00
Sale and feed stables_. 25.00
Standing of stallion or jack,
Sales, feed and livery. 35.00
Telegraph companies for busi
ness done within the State not
including that done without
the State or for the govern
Telephone business done within
the State and not including
that done without the State
or for the government. 35.00
Local painter, per year. 5.0*1
Transient painter, per day_ 2.00
Woodwork shop...._ 5.00
Wholesale dealers in kerosene
oil and gasoline. 25.00
Watchmaker and jeweler, for
repairing and selling or either 5.00
Warehouse storing cotton. 10y0*
All licenses shall be issued by the
clerk as herein provided. If it be i firm,
shall contain the name of the firm pio
I posing to do business under same, and
i all the names ol individuals composing
! such firm. If it be a corporation, it
sh'.dl contain the name of the corpora
tion and the oiiicers of same.
Any person or persons carrying on
business or occupation or running any
establishment named in this or preced
ing sections, without having taken out
license therefor as herein provided,
upon conviction shall be fined not less
than one dollar, nor more than one
hundred dollars per day, or fraction
thereof, or to be imprisoned in the
county jail or to be sentenced to hard
labor on the streets or public works of
the town for a period of not less than
one or more than thirty days for each
and every day. or fraction "thereof such
business or profession is carried with
out such license. For any business,
calling, occupation or profession not
enumerated in the foregoing, a license
tax of not more than $25 shall be paid
to the clerk by person, firm or corpora
tion engaged in or running same. All
licenses issued under this ordinance
shall be posted in a conspicuous place
on premises where business or profes
sion is carried on. and subject to in
spection at any and all time by the oiii
cers of the town.
Any person or persons failing to post
said licenses shall be subject to a fine
of not more than five dollars or impris
onment for not more than ten days.
Any firm or officer of any corpora
tion making any false or fraudulent re
turns, where a return under oath is by
this ordinance required shall upon con
viction be fined not less than twenty
five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars,
or be imprisoned not more than thirty
days nor less than ten days, at the dis
cretion of the mayor.
Any person, firm or corporation lia
ble to the license tax herein before set
forth, whose said tax is regulated by
the amount of business clone or the
amount of stock carried, is required to
make a return under oath to the clerk
of the town council on or before the
15th clay of August, 1916, and on fail
ure so to do, such person or officer or
agent of such firm or corporation shall
be liable to a fine not exceeding one
hundred dollar* or imprisoment not ex
ceeding thiriy days for each and every
day or fraction thereof such person or
officer or agent aforesaid shall be in de
fault of making such return.
The license on all dogs of every age
and sex has been reduced to fifty cents,
and shall be due and payable at same
time with city licenses above called for,
to the town "clerk and treasurer at his
office in rear of Farmers Bank of
All licenses issued under the fore
going sections are non-transferable and
will only protect those to whom they
Done and ratified in town council as
sembled this the 30th day of June,
J. G. EDWARDS, Mayor.
R. C. PADGETT. Town Clerk.
The Summer School for Colored
teachers of Edgefield County will open
July 17th, AH teachers are required
to be present on day of opening as the
County Board of Education will be
present at that time.
A. W. Nicholson. Pres.
M. J. Strother, Sec.
J. A. Simkins,
June 24, 1916.