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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, July 26
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. James Hart, Jr., left Tues
day for Tampa, Fla.
Miss Sunie Talbert is spending
this week in North Augusta.
We are gtad to welcome Mr. Ben
Talbert, home to spend his vacation.
Mrs. Ellie B. Jones of Columbia
is visiting lier sister, Mrs. Sallie
Miss Irene Parker is spending a
few days with Mrs. J. D. Mathis of
Miss Edith Pearce 'of Greenwood
is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. H.
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach
in the Presbyterian church Sunday
morning at 11:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Harriet Ker:ney was a guest
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. NV. T.
Kinnaird early in the week.
Misses Thelma and Leila Parks
of Parksville are visiting their
cousin. Miss Lillie Holston.
Miss Helen Dorn returned Tues
day after spending! a fortnight with
her aunt, Mrs. J. P. Nixon.
Mr. Geo. Yance spent last week
with his son. Mr. W. F. Yance,
who resides at Hephzibah, Ga.
Judge J. W. De Yore will preside
at the August tenn of court which
convenes on the second Monday.
The Advertiser welcomes Polly
Flinders back to iis columns. Her
letters are always well written.
Mrs. Hugh Warran of Atlanta is
visiting her sister, Mrs. R. G. Shan
nonhonse, and other relatives in
Mr. Henry Med lock of the Meri
wether section was among the visit
ors in Edgetield Monday. He is al
ways cordially greeted by his friends
If it never stops raining, Edge
field will have a street sprinkler for
S?le cheap. But let's not sell it yet.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Nixon and
little John. Jr., are here from
Clark's Hill visiting Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Dorn.
Next Sunday afternoon, the fifth
Sunday. Dr. E. Pendleton Jones
will preach at Horn's Creek church
at fou: o'clock.
The Advertiser wafts affectionate
greetings to Carver Thaxton Bus
Bey, the little son of Rev. and Mrs.
P. H. Hussey.
Miss Man Talbert has returned
home after attending house parties
in Camden, North Augusta, Isle of
Palms and Parksville.
Mr. Charlie Culbreath and Miss
Corinne ,Cn ll treat li were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. O A. Kinnaird Sat
urday and Scnday.
Let's cheer up. The rains that, are
injuring cotton and corn are mak
ing pea hay and mid-summer gar
dens. It's not so bad that it could
not be wor?e.
There is no better time to drag
the roads than immediately after
these heavy rains. Let everybody
put a drag in operation as soon as
the roads dry sufficiently.
Our friend Jack Grims has killed
fatted calves, sheep, goats, hogs and
other quadrupeds by the score and
will have dinner for everybody who
attends the G ri lbs barbecue Friday.
There will be preaching service
in the Baptist church next Sunday
morning and evening. Dr. E. Pen
dleton Tones will attend the union
meeting at Mountain Creek church
and will return to conduct Sunday
Mr. Joh? Dnrisoe and his daugh
ters, .Mi>?-.-? Mary and Leila Duri
soe of Washington, D. C., spent a
part ?f the past week in Ed gen" eld
visiting relatives and friends. They
will return to Washington Satur
LOST-On June :i0 a solid gold
bracelet between the home of Mr.
E. J. Minis arni the public sonare.
Finder will leave at Bank of Edge
Miss Mary Jones left Tuesday
morning for Albany, Ga., lo visit
her cousin, Miss Ashby Tucker. Sin
was accompanied as far as Augusta
by ber father. Dr. E. Pendleton
Jones, who returned Tuesday after
We want to see a large attend
ance at the campaign meeting at
Colliers Wednesday, August 2,
and at Meeting Street Thursday,
August 3. Dinner will be served
for very worthy causes jn both
The Long Branch school, one of
the largest rural schools in the coun
ty, will be taught next session by
Miss Jennie Pattison and Miss
Dorothy Williams. The latter
graduated from Coker college in
May and resides in the Philippi
Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Holston
ana their little child came up from
Augusta Saturday in their new car
and remained with Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Johnson until Sunday after
noon. Little Miss* Ethlyn Holston
and Elizabeth Johnson returned to
Augusta with them.
Mr. H. D. Vernelson who has
been with the Life and Casualty In
surance company of Nashville,
Tenn., as agent, has been promoted
to assistant district manager of the
Columbia district. Mr. Vernelson
I will continue to reside in Edgeiield
as his territory extends to North
The day the county campaign
meeting is held at Colliers, Wed
nesday, August 2, a double-header
game of base ball will be played be
tween tho Colliers and White Town
teams. We expect to see a large
crowd at Colliers that day. Dinner
will be served for the benefit of
Peace Haven S und av school.
After being confined to his home
for a period extendino; over several
weeks, Mr. George P. Mims will
again be in bis office in the Norris
building ?o-day or to-morrow, being
now sufficiently strong to resume
his regular work. His friends will
greet him very cordially upon his
return to his accustomed haunts.
Monday evening Miss?Lallie Peak
entertained some young friends at
an elegant tea in honor of Miss
Gladys Bell. The guests that gather
ed about the beautifully decorated
table, formed a congenial coterie
who were loath to bring the even
ing's pleasure to a close. Miss Lallie
.-?roved herself to be a most charming
Rev. E. C. Bailey will go to
Charleston the latter part of the
week of the week and will preach
in the Presbyterian church on
James Island next Sunday. From
Charleston he will go to the moun
tains of North Carolina to join
Mrs. Bailey and the children, where
he will remain probably through
Rev. Joseph A. Gaines is spend
ing his vacation at his fathers
home in the Mt. Zion neighborhood.
He will go on the 5th Sunday in
this month to Red Oak Grove
church where he will hold a meet
ing of days for the pastor, Rev. G.
W. Bussey. This will be followed
by a similar meeting at Ebenezer
church in Trenton, beginning on
the first Sunday in August.
The following is a copy of in
vitation that announces the ap
proaching nuptials of an Edgefield
young lady who has been universal
ly beloved from her childhood:
"Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brimson
Hollingsworth request ?the pleasure
of your company at the marriage of
their daughter Elizabeth Folk to
Mr. William Simpson Anderson on
Wednesday evening, August the
ninth at half after eight o'clock at
home Edgefield, South Carolina."
Miss Rosada Talbert Enter
tained House Party Beau
At the hospitable home of her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. Garrett
Talbert, Miss Rosada Talbert enter
tained a large house party last
week, her guests being Miss Marie
Blackwell of Parksville, Miss Per
in?! ia Jennings of Columbia, Dr.
Hannon of McCormick, Edwin
Robinson of Augusta, Mr. Harmon
of .McCormick, Mr. Ben Talbert of
Columbia and Eddie Talbert of
Edgefield. The crowning feature
of the week's entertainment pro
vided by the channing young hos
tess was held Tuesday evening
when a reception was held in honor
ol the house guests.
The parlor, hall and dining room
were very attractively decorated for
the occasion, hot house plants,
ferns, white and pink oleanders and
a profusion of roses being used.
On the porch numerous multi-col
ored Japanese lanterns lent their
charm to the glad, happy occasion.
After the hostess had daintily
served block ice cream and cake,
the invited guests of the evening
reluctantly left for their homes, all
hoping that not long would pass
before Miss Rosada would enter
tain again for her house guests.
Centre Spring Picnic.
The annual picnic will be held at
Centre Spring Thursday, August 3.
A barbecue dinner will be provided
for everybody, the usual price be
ing charged. Music for the danc
ing will be supplied by Balk's
orchestra of Augusta, one of the
best musical aggregations in this
section. Those who are managing
the picnic promise all who attend a
day of rare pleasure.
A Japanese Tea.
Friday evening Miss Florence
Mims entertained nearly a score of
her young friends at tea in honor of
her cousin, Miss Gladys Bell. Soon
after the guests arrived they re
paired to the pergola out on the
lawn, where four tables were set a la
Japanese. The pergola was Japan
ese in its decorations and Japanese
lanterns were suspended from the
electric wires. The evening repast
was served in four courses, the con
genial guests lingering longer than
usual about the festive board. In
fact, they did not return indoors un
til driven by steadily increasing
Returned by Circuitous Route.
Mr. W. H. Harling and Mr. J.
H. Reel were sojourning at Hot
Springs, N. C., when the floods de
scended upon that region and al
most up-rooted some of the moun
tain peaks themselves. These gen
tlemen have returned but had to
make the first leg of their journey,
4G miles over the mountains, by
wagon, hack and automobile, what
ever w as available. Determined
to come Lome, they were not daunt
ed by finding no southern connec
tion by Asheville after reaching the
railroad, but boarded the train
headed for Atlanta and came bv
way of Augusta. Mr. Harling savs
he has never before seen such devas
tation, wreckage and ruin. Many
miles of the Southern railroad is
washed away along the French
Broad river and trestles and bridgee
everywhere have been swept away
Hundreds of people have been ren
dered homeless and helpless, no
farms left them and no employment
of any kind open to them.
Our Weekly Rose Cottage Let
The heavy rains will cause the
farmers to lay by their crops in the
Sunday was a bad church going
day, yet there was a good congrega
tion at Antioch. The Rev. Mr.
White is with our pastor this week
at Antioch in a revival meeting.
We hope and pray much good will
The attendance of the Sunday
school convention at Parksville was
6mall last week owing to the heavy
rains and high waters the night be
Mrs. W. R. Parks who has been
sick for so long is now looking
young and strong. We are so glad
that the Lora has spared her useful
Dr. Dement, pastor of the 1st
Baptist church at Greenwood preach
ed a very earnest and helpful sermon
the last day of the Sunday school
Miss Lula Quarles has returned
home from the summer school at
Rock Hill to the delight of her
The trustees of Colliers school
are having their school house painted
inside and out.
Our good friend Mr. Jack Har
ling is spending some days at Glenn
Miss Ruth Smith is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Dr. Whitlock.
Yes, the union meeting will be at
Red Hill Saturday and Sunday. Of
course you are coming, we are look
ing for you.
The bad mud holes ?have put the
Ford out of business for a few days.
We are sorry for our next door
neighbor has one and he is kind
enough to carry us to ride.
Rose Cottage was depending on
the fish basket to furnish meat for
the union meeting but the high wa
ters has carried it off. What shall
Miss Lydia Holmes visited friends
in Johnston last week.
Judge Bell and Mr. Henry
Adams were visitors at Rose Cot
tage last week.
Mrs. W. E. Prescott visited her
brother at Ninety Six last week.
Dr. Eustace Prescott is visiting
his sister, Mrs. Parker, at Johnston.
We hope to see a large crowd at
Colliers at the campaign meeting
next week. Let everybody go. Col
liers people will give you a good
E. J. NORRIS"
Licensed agent for four good li
censed Fire companies-one of them
the largest represented in Edgefield.
Best service with appreciation of
Miss Blackwell's House Party
With Mock Wedding in
Not since the ante-bellum days
has Parksviiie scintilated with such
social brilliance asduring the past
week of the lovely house party of
Miss Marie Blackwell for the fol
lowing bevy of charming young la
dies: Misses Mary and Sunie Tal
bert of Edgef?e?d, Misses Jessie
Means Thompson, Annie McMillan,
Dorothy Harris and Permelia Jen
nings of Columbia, Misses Gazzie
and Lucy Osborne of Lawndale,
N. C., and Misses Rosada Talbert
and Kathleen Parks of Parksviiie.
The following are the young men
whe were in attendance: Messrs.
Ben and Watson Talbert of Colum
bia, Dr. Carl Harmon, Messrs.
Mark and VVister Harmon of Mc
Cormick, Mr. Ed ?vin Robinson of
Augusta, Mr. Ed. Talbert of Edge
field, Mr. Jim Osborne of Lawn
dale, N. C., and Mr. Herbert Parks
v On Monday evening a reception
was given at the home of the host
ess. The decorations were white
and green. Beautiful musical se
lections were rendered by Dr. Carl
Harmon and Misses Lucy and Gaz
zie Osborne. Delicious refreshments
On Tuesday Dr. W. G. and Mr.
J. P. Blackwell gave a barbecue
picnic at the latter's beautiful coun
try home, which proved to be quite
a success, and was enjoyed by every
one present. Out of town guests
for this occasion were Dr. and Mrs.
R. T. Jennings and Mr. William
Jeunin?fs of Columbia, and Hon.
and Mrs. P. C. Robinson of McCor
mick. That evening Miss Rosada
Talbert honored the guests with a
Japanese porch party at her home.
Decorations were Japanese lanterns
and ferns. A flower contest was
enjoyed by all. The winners were
Miss Annie McMillan and Mr. Her
bert Parks. At eleven-thirty ices
were served by Japanese maids.
The most exciting occasion of the
house party was on Wednesday eve
ning at the palatial home of Col.
W. J. Talbert, which was thrown
open for the double mock wedding
of Miss "Zukie" (Sunie) Talbert to
Mr. "Slim Jim" (Jim) Osborne and
Miss "Puggie" (Perraelia) Jennings
to Mr. "Scrap" (Watson) Talbert.
The color scheme being white and
pink. In the spacious reception
room was a soft pink light coming
from the tulle draped chandeliers
that had shower effect of delicate
asparagus sprays. The ball was
also decorated in white and pink.
Promptly at eight-thirty o'clock
Mendelssohn's wedding march was
sounded by Miss Lucy Osborne and
the bridesmaids and groomsmen
wended their way slowly down the
beautifully decorated stairs, dressed
in green crepe de chine gowns, car
rying sunflowers. Next came the
two maids of honor, Misses Mary
Talbert and Marie Blackwell, beau
tifully dressed in pink crepe de
chine, as the brides descended the
beautifully decorated stairs, they
came in together, looking very
charming in red charmeuse gowns
with white frills and trains, carry
ing red carnations. While the cere
mony was being performed by Mr.
Edward Robinson M Us Osborne
softly played "Last Night was the
End' of the World." After the
hearty congratulations the brides
and grooms, leading the way, en
tered the dining room, and "Slim
Jim" and his blushing bride, "Zu
kie," ?at at the head of the beauti
ful brides' tables, and "Scrap" and
his bashful "Peggie" at the foot.
All drank to the health of the
brides and grooms. After this they
formeil a grand march to the lawn
to spend the remainder of the eve
ning (on their honey moon).
On Thursday evening a party was
given by the Misses Osborne. Two
contests were given, which were
very interesting, the winners being
Miss Mary Talbert and Mr. Jim
Osborne, and Miss Permelia Jen
nings and Mr. Ben Talbert. After
the contest dancing was enjoyed the
remainder of the evening. Delight
ful cream and cake was sei ved.
Friday evening the home of Miss
Kathleen Parks was thrown open in
honor of the house guest. She en
tertained with a leap-year party,
and the girls proposed to the boys.
The one making the best proposal
and the best answer were awarded
i prizes, which were won by Miss
Dorothy Harris and Mr. Joe Lan
drum. The refreshments were served
Saturday afternoon a farewell
water-melon cutting was given on
Col. W. J. Talbert's lawn. All
the guests left with great reluctance
and with great expectation of re
turning next summer.
FOR SALE: Five milch cows
fresh to pail. Geo. W. Adams.
YOUR BOWELS SHOULD MOVE ONCE
A free easy movement of the
bowels every day is a sign of good
health. Dr. King's New Life Pills
will give vou a gentle laxative ef
fect without griping and free your
system of blood poisons, purify
your blood, overcome constipation
and have an excellent tonie effect
on the entire system. Makes you
feel like living. Only 25c. a: drug
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-j
tend. ' J. J. Grims. |
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 io the
undersigned an account of their de
mands duly attested, on or before
the 28th day of August, A. D., 1916
or be barred, and all persons in
debted to said estate must make
J. H. STONE.
Adm. Est. Mrs. Leila L. Stone,
The Democratic Executive Com
mittee is called to meet at Edge
field on Monday, August 7tb, and
! each member of the Committee is
requested to be present as business
of importance is to be transacted.
B. E. N ?CHOLSON,
Shall they be determined by
industrial Warfare or
Federal Inquiry ?
To the American Public:
Do you believe in arbitration or indus
. The train employes on all the railroads
are voting whether they will give their leaders
authority to tie up the commerce of the
country to enforce their demands for a 100
million dollar wage increase.
The railroads are in the public service
your service. This army of employes is in
the public service-your service.
You pay for rail transportation 3 billion
dollars a year, and 44 cents out of every
dollar from you goes to the employes.
On all the Southern railroads in 1915, seventy-five percent of the
train employes earned these wages (lowest, highest and average
of all) as shown by the payrolls
Passenger Freight Yard
Thc average yearly wage payments to all Southern train em
ployes (including those who worked only part of the year) as
shown by the 1915 payrolls were
Passenger Freight Yard
Engineers.$2144 $1712 $1313
Conducters. 1723 1488 1157
Firemen. 1096 865 688
Brakemen. 1013 845 868
A 100 million dollar wage increase for
men in freight and yard service (less than
one-fifth of all employes) is equal to a 5 per
cent advance in all freight rates.
The managers of the railroads, as trustees
for the public, have no right to place this
burden on the cost of transportation to you
without a clear mandate from a public tri
bunal speaking for you.
The railroads have proposed the settle
ment of this controversy either under the
existing national arbitration law, or by refer
ence to the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. This offer has been refused by the
Snail a nation-wide strike or an
investigation under the Gov
ernment determine this issue?
National Conference Committee of the Railways
A. S. CrtElC, Asst. to liceeivrn,
Si. Louin & Son Ernnciico Ruilroad.
C W. KOUNS, Gen'l Manager,
Atchieon, Topeka & Santo Fr Railway.
H. ir. MCMASTER, c?n7 Namm
Wheeling and Lnkc Erie Railroad.
N .D. MAUER. VicePresIdent,
Norfolk and Western Railway.
ELISHA LEE, Chairman.
P. H. ALBRICHT, Cem'i Manager,
Atlantic Coan! Line Koilroad.
L. W. BALDWIN, Grn'l Manager,
Central of Georgia Railway.
C L. BARDO, Gen'l Manager,
New York. .New Haren '& Hartford Railroad.
E. U. COAPMAN, ficn-President,
8. E. COTTER, Gun't Manager,
P. E. CROWLEY. Aft. riee.Presidcnt,
New lurk Central Railroad.
C. n. EMERSON, Grn'l Manager,
Great JNurlheru Railway,
C. H. EWING. Gen'l Manager,
Philadelphia & Reading Railway.
E. W. GRICE, As$t. to Prenden!,
CUe.upcmke & Ohio Huilway.
JAMES RUSSELL, Gvn'l Manager,
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.
... SCHOYER, Resident i'ice-Pre*,
Pennnvlvonia Linea West.
W. L. SEUDO.N. Vire-Pretident,
Seaboard Air Linc Hollway.
A. J. STONE, I icc-President,
C. S. WAU). VUc-Pres. & Gen'l Manager,
Sun.ct Central Linc..