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Office No. 61.
^\ Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Jan. 10.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mrs. W. E. Lott, Miss Grace
Dobson and Miss Julia Folk were J
visitors in Augusta yesterday.
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse went
over to Aiken yesterday morning
and will return this afternoon.
Miss Mary Byers, a charming
young lady from Angrfsta, is the
guest of Miss Grace Dobson.
Mr. John Warren has accepted a
lucrative position with a large cot
ton mill at Jonesville^ Union coun
Farmer James Smith who resides
two or more miles b^low Trenton
has sold several lots of fodder and
corn in the shuck in Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. ,S. W. Nicholson
now occupy the residence adjoining
the home of Mrs. Mallie Dorn and
Miss Ida Covar. -
WANTED: Two boarders want
ed at once. A pol y to S. W. Nich
so'n, Edgefield, S. C.
Mrs. J. M. Shaffer of McKendree
is in the Columbia hospital for
freatment. Her Edgefield friends
bopp <he will soon be restored to
Let's give Dr. W. S. Currell, the
I resident of the South Carolina Uni
versity, a large audience when he
comes to address the teachers' asso
ciate n Saturday.
Mr. J. H. Miller has moved his
barber shop from the Tompkins
building over the store of Collett <fc
Mitchel into the store on the cor
ner next dooroo B. B. Jones.
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford bas ac
cepted a position as teacher in the
high school of Winston-Salem, N.
C. She left Thursday to enter upon
The Stork has made a good start
in Buncombe for 1917. Another
little eriri, little Carrie, has come to
bless the home of Mr. and Mrs., M.
rrsr-rJS^. H?lston, causing them to re
ceive the congiatulations of their
Mr. Giles D. Mims requests all
?who have circulated petitions in the
iit?rest of the proposed good roads
hotid issue.will mail them to him
ai Clark's Hill not later than Jana
. ?Hy 15. Ho desires to present them
t" \ \id legislature not later than the
'JfJiM inst. '
After spending 10 days very
pleasantly in NCR* York Miss Ruth
DeLoaob?s again at her desk as
u-a? iiei in the graded school. She
foi nd the weather in the metropolis
ale <t as mild as the Sunny South,
wiivh made it possible fer her to
!<e'*s more of the world's greatest
FOR SALE: Two very large
home raided Mules, one six years
?.ld ?md the other nine. D. E. Lan
ham, Edgefield, S. C.
.'.?i:, lt, lil] 7.
A r ?er son al note from our good
friend. Luther Bell, states that he
ha- been commissioned as judge of
probate of McCormick county and
is already issuing marriage licences.
Now, you can just tell the Judge,
for ns when you see him, that we
won1 d like to hear of a marriage
certificate being issued by him to
S< natur B. E. Nicholson and
Hon. N. G. Evans left Monday for
Columbia to be present when the
legislature convened Tuesday at
noon. Miss Virginia Simkins and
Master James Sharpton also went,
the f.?raer to accept a position in
the engrossing department and the
latter to serve as a p3ge in the
FOR SALE: I have for sale fifty
ir o) bushels of pure, sound Brab
ham Peas at $2.50 per bushel. Ap
ply to H. W. McKie, Colliers, S.
O., R F. D., 1.
Jan. 9, 1917,
W. J. Talbert, who for a long
time has been a clerk at the Jeffer
son hotel here, has accepted a posi
tion as traveling salesman for the
John Lucas Co., Inc., of Philadel
phia. Mr. Talbert will leave for
PKi idelphiain a" fev days to re
( - instructions, then he will re
M t > South Carolina which will
ht:- i is t rritory. While clerk at the
Jeff rs m Mr. Talbert has made
ho-n of friends in this State and
elsewhere and he will find acquaint
anees ;>nd friends throughout his
Mr. Milton Parker, Sr., accom
panied by his son, Newton, return
ed Saturday from a visit of tw?
weeks to his brother, Mr. Horace
Parker, in Hampton.
The friends of Dr. B. L. Allen ot
of Johnston gave him a very hearty
hand clasp when he was in Edge
field Tuesday, this being his first
visit since the prolonged illness
from which be recently recovered.
The Advertiser has received the
supervisor's report for the last quar
ter of 1916, filed for publication by
Mr. P. W. Cheatham, clerk of the
board, and it will appear in full in
next week's issue.
Mr. W. A. Byrd went over to
Columbia Monday and, along with
the other eight presidential electors,
cast South Corolina'8 vote for
Woodrow Wilson for president.
Dr. B. F. .Tones and his mother,
are having their home on their farm
in the northern suburbs of ? Edge
field enlarged and made modern in
every respect. They will move in
to this new home the latter part of
this week and Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Long will occupy the residence on
Jeter street from which they moye.
Lucy Scurry, the youngest daugh*
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Scurry,
stuck a needle in her knee a short
time ago. The kneedle broke and
about a half-inch remained in her
knee. Monday Mr. and Mrs. Scur
ry carried Lucy to the hospital in
Augusta and an ex-ray photocraph
showed, the keedle plainly. She is
suffering greatly and may have to
undergo an operation.
It Was a 1917 Chevrolet.
Through an error The Advertiser
stated last week that Mr. and Mrs.
N. M. Jones had purchased a Ford
car of the latest model. We should
have stated that they have purchas
ed a Cnevrolet car of the latest
model, which is a higher grade aud
better equipped car than the Ford.
Dr. A, H. Corley is agent for the
Chevrolet cars in this county. Mr.
T: J. Paul being his deraonstator
and salesman. Dr. Corley has al
ready sold several of these popular
cars and bas other prospective sales
"on the string." He will constant
ly have on hand all of the three
sizes of Chevrolet cars.
Death of Mrs. Martha Scott.
Beautiful, strong and unselfish
was her life. She could not stay
with us always, nor would she so
desire, to be away from her Lord.
It was but natural for her to stay
with her loved ones as long as the
Lord thought best for her to live in
this beautiful world.
Never tiring of doing deeds of
kindness for her loved ones, she was
a devoted mother, sister and friend.
lour humble scribe had the pleas
ure or living near her for six years;
and oh, how we do miss her when
we go into that home where she
was always willing to lend a help
ing hand. She has received ber
full reward for the Christian life
she lived here on earth.
She was a consistent and faithful
member cf Philippi church for
many, many years, living near the
church all her life, and where she
reared ber noble children. She was
a member of the adult Sunday
school class. On the last Sunday
before her dca:h on Saturday, she
was at her post, though not well
enough to be lhere.
She was a member also of the
Mission Society and the W. C. T.
U. She leaves seven sons and
four daughters and thirty-eight
grandchildren, besides a host of
friends and relatives to mourn her
loss, but we weep not aa those with
Why 6hould we weep
When this loved one is at rest,
In the bosom of Jesus, supreme
The mansions of glory
Prepared for the blest?
Are her Heavenly home and
She is waiting for her loved ones
In the glorious Edenland;
Which lies beyond the sunset of
Farewell my dear children, (life
Your mother is gone, and you are
Left the loss of her to mourn.
But you can hope to meet with
Her, with Christ before God's
Mrs. Mary Cullum,
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Weekly Happenings of Interest
in Our Edgefield School. *
Because of the rush just before
the Christmas holidays, an account
of the auoual reception of the Mc
Duffie Literary Society was not
given, but ic would not be doing
justice to the hostess or committees
to neglect ihib any louger.
The home of Miss Mary Dorn
was artistically decorated with hol
ly, mistletoe and. other Christmas
attractions, the covered lights and
glowing tire lending much softness
and beauty to the rooms. The
guests Were received by the hostess
and ushered to the rear end of the
hall where delightful fiuic punch
was served by Miss Giadys Lyon.
Progressive conversation was tho
tnaiu feature of tue entertainment;
tue girls taking advantage of leap
year to choose their own partner*,
with the help of Miss- Willie Peak,
who, after tue decision was made,
went in search of the desired oue
and soon returned with the capture.
This jolly game was brokeu fora
short time, during which a contest
ueld the attention of the guests,
Miss Jeffries and Mr. Milledge Hoi
son was the lucky couple, the prize
being a dainty orepe-de-chine hand
kerchief. A delicious salad course
was then served, and everybody ex
pressed his desire that the society
would have entertainments not an
nually but weekly. We were too
graat a crowd to /spend the night,
but we stayed just as late as possi
ble, and left-wishing that such scenes
of merrimeut would oecur more
often. The Society extends many
thanks to the gracious hostess for
the use of her spacious home, and
her services toward making the
party such a grand success.
We are delighted to have four
uew pupils join our high school
number. They are Jeff and War
ren Wright, and Carolee and Rema
Cogburn. We hope, also, to add
their names to our honor roll.
Mrs. Florence Miras visited our
chapel exercises Friday morning,
and we thoroughly enjoyed the
short talk which she made. We
only wish she would come more
often. Miases Alma and Emmie De
Loach, Annabel Saunders and Helen
Dorn, also, visited several of the
olass rooms on Wednesday, and it
seemed like old times to have thom
among us once more.
The MeDuffie Literary Society is
going to celebrate Washington's
birthday on Friday the twenty
third. This meeting will be held at
night and the public is cordially in
vited to be present. The following
program will be reudered, which, I
ara sure, each one present will enjoy.
Address-Dr. E. P. Jones.
Debate-Resolved, "That Wood
row Wilson has made a belter pres
ident than George Washington."
Affirmative, Ouida Pattison, Edwin
Folk. Negative. Margaret May,
Program County Teachers As
sociation. High School.
Auditorium, Jan. 13.
1-Roll call and leading of minutes.
.i-Sonir, Mi&s Miriam Norris.
4- Reading, Miss Willie Peak.
5- Illiteracy in Edgefield county
and its remedy:
(a) Illiteracy in the county, leader
Miss Snow Jeffries, Edgefield
(b) The remedy, leader, Prof. G.
F. Long, Harmony High School.
(c) General discussion.
6- Reading, Miss Gladys Rives.
7- Address, Dr. W. S. Currell, Uni
versity of South Carolina.
8- Piano solo, Miss Margaret May.
9- Teaching temperance in thc
public schools, Mrs. W. S. Mid
10- Lunchj served by the W. C.
The exercises will begin promptly
at ll o'clock. Let every teacher
be present. We oordially invite
the people of town and county
Committee on Program.
STOP THAT COUGH!
A hacking cough weakens the
whole systera,drains yourenergy and
gets worse if neglected; your throat
is raw, your chest aches and you
feel sore all over. Relieve that
cold at once with Dr. King's New
Discovery. The soothiug pine bal
sam heals the irritated membranes,
and the antiseptic and laxative
qualities kill the germs and break
up your cold. Don't let a cold lin
ger. Get Dr. King's New Discov
ery to-day at yrwr Druggist, 50. 1
tion in Fine Shape-Offi
cers and Directors Re
With the report of its general
atrent showing a total of two and
one-half million dollars insurance in
force, the policyholders of the Ab
beville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance
Association, in annual meeting yes
terday, began the new year under
the brightest prospects since organ
Old officers were re-elected and a
change in the policy of the director
ship waa made in that hereafter
there will be only 10 directors, two
from each county, instead of one
from each township as heretofore.
This step was taken following the
action of the company in having its
charter amended so as to do busi
ness in McCormick, Edgefield and
Laurens counties in addition to
Greenwood and Abbeville.
The officers are J. Frazier Lyo?,
president, and .fohn R.? Blake, gen
eral agent and secretary and treas
The directors are: Abbeville
county-A. 0. Grant, of Mount
Carmel ami J. M. Gambrell, of Ab
beville; Greenwood-John H.
Chiles, of Bradley and A. W.
Younghlood, of Hodges; McCor
raich-S. P. Morrah, of Willington,
and L. N. Chamherlin, of McCor
mick, Laurens--J. C. MartiD, of
Princeton, and W. H. Wharton, of
Waterloo; E Igefield-R. II. Nich
olson, of Edgefield, and F. L. Tim
merman; of Pleasant Lane.
Another change was made in that
in the future the directors will not
write insurauce, tho state insurance
commissioner having ruled that it
was contrary to law. Special ageuts
will work each county and these
?are to bo appointed at an early
meeting of the directors.-Green
Notice of Sale.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGKFIELD,
(In Probate Court.)
Mrs. Mattie W. Denny, as Admin
istratrix of the estate of Tillman
R. Denny, deceased, and in her
Mrs. Mary Louono Reese, Claud
Wills Denny, Antoinette W.
Denny and Mrs. M. E. Walker
Notice is Hereby Given that by
virtue of the decree of the Probate
Court foT Edgefield County in this
cause, I will sell at public' auction
in front of the Court House, at
Edgefield, in the County of Edge
field, said State, on salesday in Feb
ruary next, beincr tho 5th day of
said month, the following described
real estate belonging to the estate
of Tillman R. Denny, deceased, to
A certain lot of land in the Town
of Johnston, Edgefield County,
South Carolina, and the dwelHug
and improvement! thereon, con
taining one (l) acre, more or less,
bounded on the North by lot of
Mrs. Georgia Turner; East by J.
L. Smith; South by Minis Avenue;
and West hy the Presbyterian
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Judge of Probate of Edgefield,
County of South Carolina.
Jan. .5, im V.
IT'S FIVE YEARS OLD.
But Mr. Dorn Says It's Just as
Good Today as When it Was
Five years ago Mr. Dorn testified
I to complete relief from kidney ills.
Later he says that there has not
been the slightest return of the
Edgefield sufferers will take a
leal of comfort in Mr. Dom's
Read what he says:
W D Dorn, Edgefield, says: "I
recommend Doan's Kidney Pills,
for one box of them did me so much
I good that kidney and bladder trou
ble have never returned."
(Statement given April 12, 1911.)
A LASTING CURE.
After a lapse of over three year
Kr. Dorn said: "The cure Doan's)
idney Pills gave me is still last
ing. I always recommend them to
anyone suffering from weak or dis
Price 5c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mr Dorn has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-ilburn Co.
Props , Buffalo, N. Y.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
The D. A. R. Chapter will hold
tho first meeting of the new year
with Miss Ina Hill as hostess on
Tuesday, January 16, at 3:30 o'clock.
Tho members are requested to bring
their annual dues.
Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Delegation Held Meeting.
In order to confer with the coun
ty officers to discuss matters'pertain
ing to the county government for
the year 1917, the members of the
delegation to the general assembly,
composed of Senator B. E. Nichol
son and Representatives J. L. Walk
er and N. G. Evans, held a meeting
at Edgefield Monday. .?Among oth
er things, the redistricting of the
county, changing the magisterial
districts sinnce McCwrmick was cut
off, and also the necessary changes
in the townships was discussed. The
tax levy for the current -year and
other matters will be decided later.
McCormick Officers Ready for
McCormick, Jan. 7.-Within the
past few days Mccormick County's
Jim set of officers hav^ received
their commissions and opened their
offices for work in the "baby coun
ty" of South Carolina. Since the
decision of the Supreme Court in
April, ]916, confirming the act of
the General Assembly of South
Carolina creating the new county
out of portions of Edgefield, Abbe
ville and Greenwood counties, tho
new county has been without offi
cers or county government, due to
the fact that the decision of the Su
preme Court was not rendered until
after the time provided in the act
for a special electiou for officers..
The officers now taking their seats
were elected in the general election
"The following have received their
commissions and are at work: J.
A. Talbert, clerk of court; L. G.
Bell, probate judge; J. H. Lyon,
supervisor; T. E. Mann and W. O.
Graves, county commissioners; F.
F. Edmunds, sheriff; L. S. Ridle
hoover, coroner. The auditor, treas
urer and superintendent of educa
tiou were appointed some time ago.
Tho Boara1 of County Commis
sioners held its first meeting on
Wednesday, at which time organi
zation was completed and J. A.
Self appointed clerk of the board.
R. M. Fuller, M. D.,- county phy
sician, and T. M. Ross, of the firm
of Sheppard's & Ross, county at
torney. The estimate of expenses
for 1917 was prepared at thi?
meeting and sent to the Comptrol
ler General and other matters dis
It is expected that the General
Assembly will take steps to provide
for the building of a court house
and jail at once.
Statement From Game Warden.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
/Will you kindly publish the fol
lowing, as a matter of information
for th? public:
The books of the Chief Game
Warden closed on Dec. 3Ulh at 12
o'clock and shows that this depart
ment has collected and handled for
the year 1910, $44",7r?6.03 all of
which will be verified by a reference
to the books of the State Treasurer.
Under the direction of the pres
ent chief Game Warden, Mr. A. A.
Richardson, this dppartiuent has
grown from $1,900 collected in
1912, the year before Mr. Rich n rd -
son took charge, to its present pro
portions. After paying all salaries
and running expenses and keeping
on hand enough money to carry
through the season, there is on hand
$10,54-2.50 which amount is being
turned over to the various counties
for the use of thc public schools.
Of this latter amount, Edgefield's
for the use of the schools is $433.00.
It must be remembered that this is
the first year Edgefield county has
been under the Resident Hunters'
License law and that there are some
ten counties that are not under the
law as yet.
I will say further, that in all of
my experience and observation, I
have never known as little hunt
ing going on as at present attains.
Il' all of the counties will oome un
der the Resident Hunters' License
law and the legislature give as the
authority, it will only be a few
years when game of all kinds will
be plentiful and a nice som of mon
ey realized each year.
J. W. Johnson,
Game Warden, S. C.
Clark's Hill, Jan. 4, 1917.
Interesting News From Philippi
I will write a few items from the
We bad a delightful Christmas.
On Christmas day we dined in
the home of Mrs. Harrison Pruitt,
where they had a table loaded with
good thingSj-including turkey and
ham and other things too numerous
to mention. This dinner was given
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Manion
Clark and their children and grand
children. Forty were lhere to par
take of the good things, most of
them beiug Mr. Clark's descendants.
Mrs. Silas Bruce of Baxby, Ga.,
is here visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Mahlon Clark. Mrs. Clark
has returned from the hospital in
Columbia much improved.
Mr. Wilber Clark and family and
Mr. Al Clark dined in the home of
Mr. Ed Cullum during the Christ
Rev. A. C. Baker and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cullum dined
with Mr. John Scott during the
Misses Kate and Fannie Pruitt
have both returned to their schools.
One is teaching in North Carolina,
and the other at Whitmire, in New
Mr. Ed Cullum has been carrying
different ones to Augusta and Barn
well during the Christmas season
During the Christmas time there
have been a number of marriages in
this community. Among them were
Mr. James Clark and Miss Daisy
Lyon of Edgefield, Mr. Clarence
Satcher and Miss Emmie McGee,
Mr. Lewis Holmes and Miss Lizzie
Morgan, Mr. Boyd Franklin and
Miss Ruth Salter.
Mr. and Mrs. Bub Claxton dined
with Mr. Ed Cullum yesterday; Mr.
and Mrs. John Scott io the home of
Mr. George Scott on Monday.
Mr. Ed Cullum and family vis
ited two days in the home of Mr.
Jess Williams recently.
Measles has appeared in this com
munity, and no one knows the
source from whence it came.
Mr. John Scott and son, Harry,
visited his brother Sam, who lives
in Georgia, during the holidays.
We observed at Philippi on De
cember 10 National Constitutional
Prohibition Day. The superinten
dent made a tine prayer on this sub
ject, praying for the faithful wo
men that organized and were car
rying on this work,
I heard a lady, not a member of
the W. C. T. U., say, after we
came oat of the church, that no
man could alford to order whiskey
after hearing the prayer our super
iui2udeut made that day.
The church elected new officers
in the Sunday school on Sunday.
Brother George Scott was re-elected
superintendent, having served us
for three years, and we feel that we
have ?he right man in the right
place. Bro. John Brimson was
elected vice-president. Our same
faithful secretary and treasurer,
who has served us so faithfully for
Mr. Ed Cullum and family vis
ited in tho home of Mr. T. P. Ra
born near Ridge Spring new year's
Mr. Ed Lybrand of Ridge Spring
has moved into our midst. We
are glad to have him and family for
The farmers have begun their
work for another year's crop, but
the blessed Lord must give the in
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cullum and
Charlie Crouch and daughter dined
in the home of Mrs. J. M. Rushton
last Tuesday. C.