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Office No. 61.
Residence, No.l 7.
Wednesday, July 19
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss Mary Byers of Augusta is
here vis'ting Miss Grace Dobson.
Mr. Fl more Jones of Batesburg
several flays here last week with
Miss Mattie Sialnaker of Brox
ton, Ga., is tne guest of Mrs. W.
Miss Mamie Cheatham is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. John L. Talbert, in
Mrs. Lemie Talbert spent last
week out at the home of her broth
er, Col. S. B. Mays.
. Miss Ollie Atkinson of Augusta
has been the guest of Miss Rhea
Edmunds for the past week.
Miss Ella Mays left last week to
spend some time with her brother,
Mr. Arthur Mays, in Texas.
Mrs. Annie Easterling of Aiken
spent several days in Edgefield last
week with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ouzts of
Kirksey attended the Timmerman
Mathis wedding at Eureka Wednes
Miss Gladys Boll of Aiken and
Miss Elizabeth Roper of North Au
gusta are guests of Miss Florence
M i ins.
Mr. Walter L. Holston took a
short vacation of several days last
week, spending a portion of the
time in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Xorwpod Cleve
land ?topped over in Edgefield last
week upon their return from their
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford attend
ed the marriage of her college
friend, Miss Agnes Haynsworth,
in Sumter last week.
Miss Lallie Peak has returned
from a very pleasant visit to her
sister, Airs. P. H. Bussey, who re
sides near Ilartsville.
Mrs. John K. Aull of Columbia,
accompanied by her little daughter,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur S. Tompkins.
Master Eddie Talbert accompa
nied his cousin, Carver Talbert, to
Parksville last week and will be
away for several weeks.
What is more out of place in a
wet spell or is more needed in a
drought than anything else? A wa
ter wagon or street sprinkler.
We saw n colored man yesterday
whu was thrice happy- he was car
rying three watermelons. All of his
snow-white teeth gli.-tened |in the
In some sections they have even
had too much rain for pastures. The
streams have overflowed repeatedly
and injured the grass and other
Practically oil of the old cotton
has found its way to market. Oc
casionally a bale or two is offered
for sale. Within 60 days the new
crop will be moving.
Mrs. Sallie Bigbara has returned
from a prolonged visit to her chil
dren in North Atigusra and south
ern Georgia. She has been very cor
dially greeted by her Edgefield
The colored people are working
Cor the agricultural fair which will
be held at Edgefield next fall. The
premium list is being printed in
pamphlet form in The Advertiser's
Mr. Albert Re^l and Misses Mag
gie Fieel and Ida Timmerman are
sojourning in the mountains of
North Carolina for several weeks.
They went up in Mr. Reel's car
Prof. W. L. Mellichamp of
Fairfield county has been employed
as principal of the Red Hill school
for the ses.-ion of 1916-17. Ile has
been attending the summer school
for teachers at Winthrop college.
You'll m ake a mistake if you do
not take advantage of the shoe bar
gains that are being offered this
week by the Coi ner Store. If you
can get a fit, you can shoe your
self at about half the wholesale
Mr. P. M. Feltham has been
spending several days here with his
family, having come from Waycross,
Ga., early last week when a verita
ble flood visited that section, the
rainfall being nearly 12 inches in
Mis.* Elma Etheredge of Pleas
ant Lane is visiting Miss Grace
Go to Collett and Mitchell's or
Miss Eliza Minis, for handpainted
china, for the weddings.
Mrs. D. W. Smith of the Antioch
section spent the past week in Edge
field with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. D. Lyon.
Prof. and Mrs. P. P. Burns of
Birmingham have arrived to spend
some time with Mr. and Mrs. Or
Mesdames B. L. Jones, Sallie
Brooks Mosley, Ida Blount and
Miss Daisy Lyon are spending some
time at Glenn Springs.
Miss Lucy Katherine Easterling
of Aiken is spending this week
in Edgefield in the home of her un
cle, Mr. M. C. Parker, and as the
guest of Miss Grace Dobson.
Mr. W. Wallace Sheppard who
hoids a position in the Indian ser
vice of the government and >s sta
tioned in Nebraska is visiting his
parents, Ex-Gov. and Mrs. J. C.
The county campaign meeting at
Red Hill which was fixed for Au
gust 5th has been called off by re
quest of the people of that commu
nity, and there will be no county
campaign meeting at Red Hill.
Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson had as
ber guest the past week Mrs. Allen
Jervey of Charleston who was her
class-mate at Winthrop college.
Mrs. Jervey's husband, Dr. Allen
Jervey, is major of the second rai
ment stationed at Styx.
The last call for candidates'
pledges. All candidates tor office
in Edgefield county must file their
pledge and pay their assessment by
noon of Friday, July 21. The first
campaign meeting will be held the
following day at Johnston.
Miss Lura Mims was carried tc
the hospital in Columbia Friday.
At the time it was thought she
would have to undergo an operation
for appendicitis but after a more
thorough examination it was found
that an operation would not be nec
Dinner will be served at the coun
ty campaign meeting at Colliers
Wednesday, August 2, in order to
raise funds with which to repaint
Peace Haven Sunday school build
ing. We hope the good people of
that splendid community will meet
with much success.
Mr. John R. Scurry knows
how to do things right. He has had
the shingles coated with creosote on
his pretty cottage on Jeter street
which is nearing co npleton. About
90 lier cent of people overlook
the painting of the roof, the part of
the building most exposed to the
Mr. J. Richard Hammond an
nounces his candidacy this week for
the office of county commissioner of
Edgefield county. Mr. Hammond
is a sterling citizen of the Colliers
section who is highly esteemed by
all who know him. Should thc
people elect Mr. Hammond, he will
do his utmost to render satisfactory
After spending two weeks very
pleasantly in Camden and Columbia
with lier brothers, Jasper W. and
Ben Talbert, .Miss Mary Talbert
joined Miss Sunie Talbert Saturday
in North Augusta, where they will
visit Miss Mildred Scott. Before re
turning to Edgefield they will spend
some time in Grovetown, Ga., and
at the Isle of Palms.
Mr. C. M. Williams was in town
Saturday. Ile is one of the leading
hog raisers in the county. For him
it is a money making enterprise.
About two weeks ago he sent a load
of sholes to Greenwood and realized
?'87.5fi for thom and last week sent,
a load to Augusta and sold them
for $80. He has another "crop" in
the clover field and just "loads" of
small pigs "coming on."
Several days ago Mr. C. M. Mel
lichamp received an interesting let
ter from his sister, Miss Viola Mel
lichamp, who resides at Agricola,
Miss., giving a detailed account of
the terrific storm which visited that
section early last week. The rain
fall was also unprecedented. Some
buildings were blown down, parts
of others were torn away and a
number were lifted from their foun
dations. The church near Agricola
was lifted from the pillars and left
as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
There was no loss in that section.
Fresh Turnip Seed.
Let us supply you with turnip
seed. We have just received our first
shipment of ruta baga and all the
popular varieties of turnip seed di
rect from the celebrated Buist farm.
They are the kind that always ger
minate and give entire satisfaction.
Penn & Holstein.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. :P. Roper an
nonce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Mae, to Mr. William Brooks
Burkhalter, Wednesday, July 12,
1910, North Augusta, S. C.
Miss Mae Roper was greatly be
loved in Edgefield, where she resid
ed during the years of her girlhood
and young womanhood. The-Adver
tiser joins her host of Edgefield
friends in wishing ber great joy and
happiness during the years that lie
The annual picnic will be given
by the members of the Meriwether
Agricultural club at Meriwether
hall to-morrow, July 20. It is ex
pected that the attendance will be
large. Edgefield will be represented.
Our people know from past experi
ence what charming hosts the mem
bers of the Meriwether club are.
They never leave anything undone
that will contribute in any manner
to the comfort and pleasure of their
guests. All of the candidates and
all of the people of two counties and
two states who oan go will be at
Meriwether hall to-morrow.
Miss Woodson Entertains.
On Tuesday evening Miss Hor
t?nse Woodson entertained for Miss
Gladys Bell at a delightful tea.
Others present were Miss Ida Folk,
the Misses Fitzmaurice, Miss Flor
ence Mims and Mrs. WToodson. Sev
eral young men came during the
The dining roora was decorated
in yellow daffodils. The table was
covered in gilt mats, and decorated
in candles and paper cups made in
the shape of daffodils. After the de
licious supper gelatine and whipped
cream were served in daffodil cups
with caromel cake. The evening
was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
There will be a gathering at
Edgefield of all the Sunbeam bands
in Edgefield association at a Sun
beam meet on Thursday, August 3
at the school building and grounds.
All of the children of these organi
zation are invited to come. Lunch
will be served on the grounds.
The exercises will be held in the
morning in the auditorium and in
the afternoon games and outdoor
sports will be enjoyed. There will
be two medal contests, declamation
and song, and contestants from
each band will compete for the
Story telling, illustrated talks
and a playlet will be other features
of the interesting program.
Mrs. M. N. Tillman, '
ASPO. Supt. Sunbeams, Edge. Ass'n.
Death of Mrs. W. T. Saunders.
Friday, July 14, Mrs. W. T.
Saunders died at a hospital in Co
lumbia where she had been staying
for some time for special treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Saunders moved to
Edgefield from Georgia to make
their home about a year ago, and
since coining among us she has en
deared herself to a large circle of
friends who sympathize deeply with
the bereaved loved ones. She was a
very noble and an altogether unsel
fish woman. Mrs. Saunders was an
active member of the Methodist
church. The funeral was conducted
by her pastor, Rev. A. L. Gunter,
and the interment took place in the
village cemetery. She is survived by
her husband and three daughters,
Mrs. W. F. McMurrain, Miss An
na Belle and Mattie Saunders.
Red Hill Ripplings.
The trustees of our school elected
Prof. W. L. Mell ?champ of Fair
field county as principal and ho has
accepted. This gives us a fine teach
ing force. Prof. Mfclliehamp princi
pal, Miss Alpha Hammond first as
sistant, Miss Mary Townes second
Mr. Albert Quarles who has been
in a hospital in Columbia came
home last Friday.
Mr. W. W. Littlejohn of Spar
tanburg visited Rose Cottage last
The ladies missionary society will
meet with Mrs. Willie McDonald
There was a good congregation
at Red Hill Sunday morning also at
Colliers in the afternoon.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of Magistrate of
the eighth magisterial district of Edge
field county, and pledge myself to
abide the result of the Democratic
J. W. BLEDSOE.
WANTED: To buy your reniants
of cotton seed at 50 cents per
bushel, immediate delivery. R. M.
Winn, Plum Branch, S. C.
Summer Clearance Salt.
Mr. Rubinstein has purchased a
full pa'ze in The Advertiser this
week, the second page, to tell the
people of Edenfield county about
his Summer Clearance Sale which
he will conduct for 15 days, com
mencing next Friday, July 22. Read
every word he says and you will see
what bargains will be offered. He
asks that you take the advertise
ment to his store and prove for
yourself that he makes good every
statement contained therein. Prices
nave been reduced in every depart
ment. Something can be purchased
for every member of the family.
A Well Equipped College For
Coker College is the new South
Carolina Institution for the educa
tion of women. It has been made
possible through the liberality of
Major J. L. Coker and other friends.
The General Education Hoard of
New York recently recognized the
worth of the institution by a
?50,000 gift. It is said to be one
of ilia growing institutions of the
south. Its endowment of over
$250,000 assures its permanence.
Dr. E. W. Sikes has recently been
called from Wake Forrest College
to take charge of it.
Hardy's Happenings. ?
Wish we could divide rain with
the Texas people who had not had
any for more than a year. We are
still having lots of it, and general
green, still marshalls his army in
the crops. We are having plenty
of nice vegetables now, when we
can wade in to the garden without
bogging too much. The tomatoes
are rotting very badly, from so
much rain. They are large, and so
nice, when perfect. We have al
ready put up G 'gallons of beans for
winter, and will make corn relish
and cabbage pickle this week. We
hope to put up 12 dozen cans of to
matoes, and equally as many of the
corn, okra and tomatoes for soup.
All these things help ont, cold or
rainy days, when 'tis too bad to ?ret
to the garden for turnips, cabbage
or collards. Our fruit crop has
been a failure this season. Still we
have enough left from former years
to carry us through. What a bless
ing it is too, now that sugar is so
Hardys services were spared y at
tended Sunday we are told. Owing
we suppose, to the bad rainy day.
The W. M. S. meeting has been
postponed from the 20th to the 27th
when we a re,to to meet at Mrs. Tom
Briggs. The date was changed on
account of the Meriwether club
barbecue, which is to take place on
We attended the Lanhan-Mc
Cutchen marriage at Republican on
the 11th. The church was beauti
fully decorated by friends of the
bride. Miss blinnie Lanham pre
sided at the organ and played thc
wedding march. R?;vs. P. 1>. Lan
ham and J. T. Littlejohn performed
the ceremony. Messrs. Bennie and
Willie Lanham were the ushers.
They came in first, then the two
sweet little flower girls, Misses Ma
ry Bunch and Florence McKie.
Then the bride, Miss Martie Lan
ham and Miss Lena Lanham the
bridesmaid. Mr. Greg McCntchen
and his brother met them at the
alter and the ceremony soon joined
two happy hearts as one. The
bride was very becomingly attired
in atan coat suit, and all accessories
They tarried only a few minutes,
when the slipped away to Augusta
to catch the 2 o'clock to Bishop*
ville, S. C., where they will make
their home. The bride was very
pale, sweet and pretty. Miss Lena
Lanham was at her best-very
pretty, and we would not be sur
prised if she captivated some heart.
The sweet little girls did their part
beautifully, and looked so sweet.
Mr. and Mrs. Burkbalter are
spending two weeks in Asheville.
Mrs. Sallie Bunch has been quite
sick this week. Mr. P. B. Lanham
visited her Sunday. Ile took din
ner at Mr. Harry Bunch's and spent
the night at Mrs. Georgia McKic's,
Mrs. Willie Walker and little
daughter spent the week-end with
her mother, Mrs. Julia Townes,
and they returned home Sunday
I give notice that I will hold my
annual barbecue Friday, July 28. I
have engaged the McKinnie band
of Augusta to furnish music and I
have been informed that it is better
than last year. I want it 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 who at
tend. J. J. Griffie.
Notice to Creditors and
In re the Estate of Mrs. Leila L.
Stone. Notice is hereby given to all
[creditors of the estate of Mrs. Leila
L. Stone, dec'd., to render to the
undersigned an account of their de
mands duly attested, on or before
the 28th day of August,A.D., 1910
or be barred, and all persons in
debted to said estate must make
J. H. STONE.
Adm. Est. Mrs. Leila L. Stone,
FOR SALE-Several thousand
tomato plants, ready to be trans
planted. Leave orders at the Bank
.I? I" ..*? 'W - 3r? '. w
The following "?ehedule campaign
meetings for Congressional candi
dates in our Congressional District
has been fixed as follows:
Beaufort, August 1.
Jasper, August 2.
Hampton, August 3.
Bamberg, August 4.
Barnwell, August 5.
Saluda, August 7.
Edgefield, August 8.
Aiken, August 9.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
FOUND-A gold bracelet on the
street crossing between the store of
Collett & Mitchell and the Edge
field Fruit Store. Apply at The
(Continued from Fourth Page.)
August 13th cash.
March 12th by check of Bank of Edgefield for interest on note . .?
March 20th by check J. T. Mims, Insurance.
April 8th by check H. A. Smith, Insurance.
April 18th by check E. J. Norris, Insurance.
April 19th by check Hading & Byrd, Insurance. 45.50
July 26th by check J. H. Paul, work on college building. 35.00
August 2nd by check J. M. Paul, work on college building. 20.00
July 28th by check J. A. Townsend, R. R. for freight and demur
rage on roofing.'.
August 9th by check J. M. Paul, work on building.
August 9th by check Paul Cousins in part for roofing building .
August 13th by check E. S. Johnson on contract with J. M. Paul
August 14th by check Paul Cousins in part for roofing bldg. 75.00
August 22 by check J. M. Paul, for work on building.142.00
Sept. 20 by check J. M. Paul. 9.00
J. C. SHEPPARD, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
In Account With The Bank of Edgefield.
Jan. 21st deposited check by County Treasurer.$1000.00
Feb. 13th deposited proceeds discounted note. 463.35
Jan. 27th by check to Farmers Bank Edgefield in payment of note 433.00
Feb. 12 by check C. A. Griffin, Insurance. 13.00
March 13th by check Bank of Edgefield in payment of note. 433.00
March 13th by check Bank of Edgefield in payment of note. 274.67
March 13th by check Bank of Eogeiield in payment of interest on
old school notes. 54.30
May Sth by check Bank of Edgefield for balance due on old school
note dated Dec. 28, '95. 87.00
May 19th by check Bank of Edgefield for payment on account of
F. N. K. Bailey. 100.00
Overdraft. .. 4.22
Balance to credit.64.26
J. C. SHEPPARD, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
In Accourt With The Bank of Edgefield.
Tb balance from last year.$ .64.26
March 9th deposited proceeds of note authorized by Beard of
Trustees . 463.95
May Stn deposited cash. 10.00
Sept. lGth deposited cash. 5.00
Nov. 0th deposited proceeds of musical instruments. 34.60
March 17th check tc Bank of Edgefield for balance due on old note
dated March 24th, '06. 49.24
March 17th check to Bank of Edgefield on old note dated Jan.
27, '06. 237.90
April 10th to check Bank of Edgefield. 200.00
Nov. 1st check to W. S. G. Heath. 2.50
Balance to credit.1.$33.17
By way of explanation it should be here stated that on March 17th
1915, the County Treasurer issued two checks for $500.00 each, one check
on thc Bank of Western Carolina, and one check on the Farmers Bank of
Edgefield. The check on the Farmers Bank was given to the bank in payment
of a note for the same sum for the last year; and the check on the Bank of
Western Carolina was given to the Bank of Edgefield in payment of a note
for the same sum for the last year.
J. C. SHEPPARD, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
In Account With The Bank of Edgefield.
Jan. 1st, balance from last year.$ 88.17
Feb. 2Sth deposited proceeds of discounted note authorized by
Board of Trustees.461.35
March 20th deposited proceeds sale of building.125.00
June 2nd deposited check by treasurer.110.00
Check to Farmers Bank for interest on past due note.$
Feb. 22 Bank of Edgefield interest on past due note.
March 15th to Mark Paul for work.
March 29th to Bank of Edgefield for interest on old note.
April 13th to Bank of Edgefield balance due on old note dated Jan.
Balance to credit July 6, '16. 489.16
By way of explanation, it should be here stated that on Feb. 22nd,
1916, the County Treasurer issued two checks for $500.00 each, one on th?
Bank of Edgefield, and one on the Farmers Bank; and these two checks
were delivered to these two banks respectively in payment of notes given
previous year for the same respective sums.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Edgefield. ,
Personally came before me, J. C. Sheppard, who being duly sworn,
says, that the above statements for the years 1913, ^.914, 1915, and 1916,
correctly represent all the monies received by him and paid out by him
as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for said years respectively.
B. E. NICHOLSON, J. C. SHEPPARD,
Notary Public, S. C. (L. S.)