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Monday, December 4,1
I will offer for sale a car load of horses, mules and brood
mares in the Town
Edgefield, South Carolina
This stock will be on exhibition at Jones Stable, Edgefield, S. C., Saturday, Dec. 2
Every animal will be sold with an absolute guarantee to be as represented when sold.
Horses and mules or going to do this winter what cotton has done this fall. Get what you want now and
save money. On account of the great number I handle I can afford to sell cheaper than a small dealer. j
It will be a real treat for you to hear Tennessee's famous silver-tongued auctioneer, Vic McLean.
This sale will begin at 10:30 oelock A. M.
Now Located at Greenville, S. C.
J. Perry Waddell
Prof. and Mrs. Wallace Prescott
.was among the visitors in town Sat
Mrs. Floyd Rainsford and little
Sadie are spanding a week at John
ston with Mrs. W. D. Ready.
Mrs. Raymond Rogers and her
little daughter of Blenheim, are
here visiting Mrs. Ida F. Sheppard
and other relatives.
The Aid Society of the Presby
terian church will hold their annual
Christmas bazaar on Tuesday, De
cember 19th, in the vacant store un
der the opera house.
A box party will given at the
Lott school Friday evening, De
cember 8, for thc benefit of the
school. An evening of real pleas
ure is in store for all who attend.
After you have worked the roads
next Wednesday in your neighbor
hood, send in a report to The Ad
vertiser and we will gladly publish
the names of those who gave assis
Mrs. Rufus Dunlap and her son,
Mr. Richard Dunlap, of Laurens,
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Watts of
Mountville, spent Sunday in Edge
field with Mr. and Mrs. M. W.
Be public spirited and give one
day's work to road improvement
next Wednesday, Good Roads Day.
Talk with the citizens of your neigh
borhood and organize a large road
working force for that day.
A minstrel and box party will be
given at Antioch school Friday
night, December 8, for the benefit
of the school. An admission fee of
25 cjnts will be charged to the min
strel. The young ladies are re
quested to carry boxes.
County Treasurer James T. Mims
has been receiving some large sums
recently. Early last week the city
of Augusta paid the taxes assessed
against the dam across the Savan
nah at the Locks, which amounted
to $6,250.00. The Georgia-Carolina
Power Company paid the county
$12,500, which was agreed upon in
the settlement of the suit for ob
structing the ferry and road at
Shaw & McKie's mill. This was a
Thanksgiving present to the tax
payers of the county. J
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman enter
tained the Blalock-Blakely wedding
party with an elaborate course din
ner Saturday evening, there being
about 20 present.
Mr. Yancy Bryan holds the rec
ord for having realized the largest
sum for a bale of cotton sold at
Edgefield this season. One day
last week Mr. Bryan sold a bale for
?139, and the seed from the bale for
?43, making a total of ?182. How
is that for short staple? Who can
Mr. J. M. Wright had a small
conflagration on his premises last
Friday night that resulted in the
burning of two bales of cotton and
threatened the destruction of his
home and surrounding buildings. A
pigeon house in the yard caught
fire in some unknown way. And as
fate would have it, this was the only
building on Mr. Wright's farm that
was not insured.
Mr. Wells' Store Burned.
Early Tuesday morning the store
of Mr. C. A. Wells was destroyed
by fire. It is presumed that the
store was first robbed and then
burned to cover the crime. Mr.
Wells had left more cash in the
store than was his custom. His loss
was about ?800, with no insurance.
Friday afternoon Miss Ruth Tim
merman gave a linen shower at her
home on Columbia street in honor
of the bride-elect, Miss Edwardiia
Blalock. Soon after the guests ar
rived paper and pencils were dis
tributed, and each one was request
ed to write some recipe. At the
expiration of the lime allowed for
this feature all of the recipe^,
were gathered up and presented to
the guest of honor. Four tables
were arranged by the hostess, two
for bridge and two for rook. At
the conclusion of this form of di
version little Gadsden Mor rall push
ed a pink wheel-barrow into the
parlor laden with humorous tokens,
one being presented by each guest
to the bride. After this climax had
been reached all of the guests were
invited into the dining room, which
was tastefully decorated in pink,
where an elaborate luncheon was
served in courses.
Give One Day'a Work.
Are you not interested in the im
provement of the public roads of
your community to the extent that
yon will donate one day's work on
next Wednesday, Good Roads Day
in Edgefield county? Surely you
are. Help to put the bad places in
order now, so they will remain good
throughout the winter- The Su
pervisor can not possibly cover the
county in time to put the roads in
order for the winter. By volunta
ry aid the people can help him.
As the people residing in a small
area south of Clark's Hill desire to
vote themselves into McCormick
county, Governor Manning has ?ap
pointed a commission composed of
.Mr. Daniel MuKie and Mr. John
G. McKie, of Meriwether, and JVlr.
S. E. Morcan and Mr. Willis J.
Duncan to take charge of the pro
posed annexation. The area to be
annexed is said to be about seven
square miles and includes the re
mainder of the Charleston and Wes
tern Carolina railroad that is now
in Edgefield county.
Which is the Honest Man?
Suppose two men-for the sake
of convenience we will call them
Mr. A, and Mr. B.-are regular
subscribers for a newspaper and
suppose both of them owe for a
year or more. Now both of these
men decide, upon the ground of
economy or for some other reason,
to discontinue the paper.
Mr. A calls at the office or sends
in a money order for the amount he
owes and requested that the paper
bet stopped. But Mr. B., instead
of paying what he is honestly due
for the paper, ?imply orders it stop
ped-gives no reason and pays no
money. Which of the two is the
WANTED-Highest cash price
paid for scrap iron, including plow
pointB, plow steels, wagon and bug
gy tires, 6tovcs, mowers and old
farm machinery cut to pieces, brass
es and auto tires.
R. M. Win n,
Plum Branch, S. C.
Shower for Door of Hope.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will hold their Decem
ber meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7th,
instead of the preceding Monday,
on account of the absence of the
hostess, Mrs. Chalmers Hughes who
is visiting her mother iu North Car
Mrs. Hughes will return in time
to entertain the organization on
Thursday. Each member is asked
to bring the annual gifts of clothing
for women and babies, or any house
hold article which can be of ser
The following program will be
"Crusade Sketches," Mrs. D. B.
"The W. C. T. U. of To day,"
Mrs. Mamie Tillman. "How to
Teach the Christian Spirit to Our
Entertained in Honor of Bride.
Monday evening Dr. and Mrs.
James S. Byrd entertained very
beautifully in honor of the bride
and the ?lalock-Blakely wedding
party. At the close of a spirited
game of cards the score showed that
Mrs. Christine Holland had won
the lady's prize and Mr. L. W.
Cheatham the gentleman's prize,
while tho consolation prize became
the possession of Mrs. P. P. Bla
lock, Jr. A beautiful souvenir of
the very delightful occasion was
presented to the bride by the host
ess. The parlor and dining room
were both beautifully decorated
for the occasion, cut flowers and pot
plants being used. At the conclu
sion of the game of cards the host
ess served a dainty luncheon in
Tuesday evening Miss Ruth
Tompkins entertained some friends
at bridge in honor of the bride and
members of the wedding party, the
occasion being carefully planned iu
every detail. Not a dull moment
was spent from the time the guests
arrived until good-byes were said.
The game of bridge afforded gen
uine pleasure to all who partici
pated. This feature was followed
by one still more thoroughly en
joyed, the elaborate luncheon which
the hostess had provided.
Mr. J. J. Roach of Aiken, th
superintendent of this division,
spen t Monday and Tuesday in Edge
field looking after the improve
ments that have been made in the
local equipment of the Southern
Bell Telephone company. A new
switchboard, one that is modern in
every particular, has just been in
stalled and all of the connections in
the exchange leading out to the
street wires or cables have been re
newed and a number of the tele
phones have been overhauled. In
order to improve the service and
give the people of Edgefield what
they need, the company has spent a
large sum and henceforth the tele
phone service at Edgefield should
be second to no other town in the
HOW TO CHECK THAT COLD
When it is painful to breathe and
fever sends chills up aud down
your back, you are in for a cold. A
timely dose of Dr. Bell's Pine Tar
Honey will stop the sneezes and
sniffles. The piue balsam loosens
the phlegm and clears the bronchial
tubes, the honey soothes and re
Heves the sore throat. The anti
septic qualities kill the germ and
the congested condition is relieved.
Croup, whooping cough and chronic
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Honor Roll Long Cane School.
Second grade: C W. Hall.
Fourth grade: Richard Bledsoe.
Fifth grade: Lillie Casey, Ellen
Bledsoe, George Bell, Frances De
Seventh grade: William Bell.
Eighth grade: Martha Bell, Azt
The white teachers of Edgefield
county are requested to meet in the
coart house Saturday, Dec. 9, to
organize our Teachers' Association,
and arrange for a good meeting in
January. All teachers are urged to
T. J. LYON, Pres.
W. W. Fuller, C. S. E. I
Names cf Persons Who Witt
Will you please give me space to
announce the names of those throu
ghout the county who are appointed
to circulate the petitions for the
election on the proposed bond issue
for the benefit of the public roads
in Edgefield county. *
J. F. Payne, Meeting Street; F.
L. Timmerman. Pleasant Lane; Hon..
J. W. Cox, Johnston; W. A. Per
due, Trenton; Willie Williams,
North Augusta, R. F. D.; L. W.
Reese, North Augusta, R. F. D ; J.
W. R. DeLaughter, Modoc, li. F.
D. ; C. M. Wi)liam8,_Cleora; Or. J.
H. Self, Kirksey; S. fc>. Mays, Kdge
field, R. F. ?. ; John Eidson, J ohn
ston, R. F. D.; Joe Clark, Johnston,.
R. F. D.; L. D. Holmes, Johnston,
R, P. D.; Geo. T. Swearingeo,
Trenton; L. Wigfall Chatham,
Edgefield; J. R. Blocker. Edgefield,
R. F. D. 3; Dr. J. N. Crafton, Col
liers; Rov. J. T. Littlejohn, Cold
Springs; A. L. Brunson, Cleora;
Rev. P. B. Lanham, Ropers; Hon.
W. A. Strom, Edgefield; Frank H.
West, Modoc, R. F. D.; Hon. T.
E. Lamb, Modoc, R. F. D.; M. C.
Parker, Edgefield* G. D. Minis,.
Now, Gentlemen, may I ask that
you take hold of the work of get
ting these petitions signed by the
voters between now and the 1st day
of January next. And please be
careful to learn from every one as
to whether he has signed any other
petition. It is some times the case
that men unintentionally sign two
petitions for the same thing. If we
will all co-operate in this matter
there is no reabon under the sun why
we should not accomplish the end
sought. For if there is anything ?
that stands before us as a greater
hindrance to the well being of the
whole county or public roads, I am
free to confess that I fail to see it.
The whole southern country has at
last woke-up to the great importance
of better roads. The National Gov
ernment stands ready to help those
who show a disposition to help
themselves, and we of Edgefield
county can not afford to stand idle
and let the opportunity pass. Let's
move with the crowd, and if possi
ble in the front ranks. 7%
G. D. Miras.
Clark's Hill, Nov. 28, 1916. j