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? Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Jan. 31. .
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins has beet'
spending several days in Charlotte
Assistant District Attorney Cal
houn A. Mays of Greenwood spent
Monday in Edgefield.
Mrs. W. F. Scott -of Johnston
and h^r sister, Miss Gloria Halti
wanger, of Greenwood were guests
of Mrs. Milton Parker Saturday and
f Mr. Orlando Sheppard spent
Wednesday and Thursday in Char
leston on business connected with
his duties as chairman of the board
of visitors of the Citadel.
It's a mighty good time to nse
the split-log drag. By this means
the high, rough places are dragged
into the low places, filling the old
The finishing touches will soon
be added to the pretty new cottage
of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crews on
Jeter street. They will occupy it
in a few weeks.
The roof is being put on the
brick garage on Main street and Mr.
T. J Paul, the contractor, expects
to have the building completed by
the end of February.
Mrs. J. L. Mims and Mrs. Mamie
\N. Tillman went to Columbia this
morning to attend a meeting of the
executive board of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
The wise farmer will take advan
tage of every day of sunshine. The
''knowing ones" say this will be a
late wet 3pring. Better improve
every opportunity for farm work.
. Judge J. W. J eVore is enjoying
a period of rest at home this week.
He will leave Sunday to be away
continuously until the first of May,
, holding court in Columbia and
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins will
leave about the middle of February
to spend a month in Florida and
Cuba. He will be accompanied by
his daughter. Miss Ruth Tompkins,
and several friends.
Mr. S. B. Mays, Jr., arrived Sat
urday from Wasnington, D. C.,
where he has been residing for the
past six months, ile will return to
Washington in about a week to ac
cept a government position. 0
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. F.
L. Timraerman rejoice with them
that their son, F. L. Jr., who has
been very ill with pneumonia in the
hospital in Greenwood, is according
to the latest report somewhat im
Kow that the rains have stopped
practically all farm work, it is the
best lime for farmers to make their
arrangements for the year. Call on
us now and make your loans. Thc
Bank of Edge-field is prepared to
accommodate you at once.-Adv.
The special clearance sale that is
being conducted by The Corner
Store is converting a large quantity
pf merchandise into cash. The peo
ple are seizing this splendid oppor
tunity to secure seasonable goods at
a very substanti?l reduction in price.
Its a mighty good time to look
into the selection of your seeds for
the year. Do not wait until this or
that crop is to be planted and then
be forced to plant whatever seed
you eau lay your hands on, without
respect to the kind or quality of
Mr. J. Perry Waddell will hold
another auction sale of horses, mares
and moles in Edgefield Monday
next. The stock can be inspected
at the stable of Dr. B. F. Jones
Friday and Saturday of this week.
Read his half-page advertisement
in this issue. ?
Now that the rains have stopped
practically all farm work, it is the
best time for farmers to make their
arrangement" for the year. Call
on us now and make your loans.
The Bank of Edgefield is prepared
to accommodate you at once.-Adv.
Senator,B. E. Nicholson and Rep
resentative N. G. Evans came home
for the week-end to be with their
families and to cttend to the accu
mulation of pressing business. Mon
day morning they held a conference
with the citizens in the court house
concerning the fire insurance situa
tion. These gentlemen returned to
their respective posts of duty in
Columbia Monday afternoon.
Mr. J. H. Allen has been ap
pointed a member of the commis
sion to adjust the'indebtedness be
tween McCormick, Abbeville,
Greenwood and ridgefield counties.
He went to Greenwood to meet
with the other members or the com
Mrs. George T. Ennett of Black
Mountain, N. C., arrived Sunday to
be with her mother, Mrs. Ella S.
Tompkins, who was stricken with
paralysis in her left side Saturday.
Mrs. Tompkins has only recovered
partial use of her lett arm and leg
but is slowing improving.
Sheriff W. R. Swearingen arrest
ed Dan Johnson last Tuesday for
shooting John McKie, another ne
gro, and committed him to jail.
Both negroes lived in the Atkinson
Mealing community. While the
negro was shot in the arm, cher*
and leg, his wounds are not regard
ed as serious.
Do not take a newspaper mau-H
statement about the rise in paper.
If you are yet in doubt as to the
tremendous advance, ask Mr. J. D.
Holstein what prices were made
him on stationery on his recent trip
to Atlanta, one of the best places
in the country to this class of mer
Mayor Edwards and Supervisor
Broadwater will soon put their
heads and funds together and devise
some way of repairing or rebuilding
or refitting the public toilet to the
rear of the court house. It has al
ready been out of commission en
tirely too long. But it seems that
nobody's to blame.
Miss Floride Carey, a charming
young lady of Pickens, is the guest
of Mrs. Robert Long. Tuesday
evening Mrs. Long gave* an elabo
rate course dinner in her honor, her
guests being Misses Isabelle Chap
pell, Snow Jeffries, Gladys Rives,
Miriam Norris, MesBrs. W. A. Col
lett, Paul Cogburn, Willie Adams
and James Bonner. The evening
was one of unusual pleasure.
Will Erect New School Building.
Under the leadership of Mr. E.
P. Arthur aud Mr; ?J. R. Scurry
the patrous of Centre Spring school
"are raising funds with which to
erect a much-needed school build
ing. The new building will be lo
cated on the public road just be
low the old Johnson place. Mr.
W. E. Lott who owns the farm ad
joining donated a lot of two acres
for the school.
Others Should Do Likewise.
.Mr. Lester Talbert, Mr. Charlie
Jones and some otber good citizens
of the Antioch section dragged a.
considerable portion of the public
road leading to Edgefield Saturday.
As soon as the weather permits,
citizens m other hections of the
county should follow their exam
ple. As The Advertiser has said
before, it is unreasonable to expect
the supervisor with his limited force
to cover all the public roads ol the
county whenever work is needed.
Thursday Afternoon Club.
Mrs. James S. Byrd entertained
the ladies1 card club very beautiful
ly Thursday afternoon, four tables
being arranged for the members of
the club. The decorations in the
parlor were cut flowers. Palms and
ferns also gave added charm to the
decorations. The secretary of the
club recorded the score which will
not be announced until the close of
the series. A beautiful consolation
prize was provided by the thought
ful hostess and this fell to the lot
of Mrs. R. C. Padgett. At the
close of the game of bridge all as
sembled in the dining room where
a salad course was served with hot
Fight Weevil With Bees.
In tho matter of preparing for the
coming of the boll weevil, The Ad
vertiser- man is trying along all
tines to practice what he preaches.
We have decided that the "busy
bee" will be one effective way of
overcoming the weevil. The two
colonies of bees which we purchased
the other day will after awhile help
us to keep down the high cost of
living, being especially helpful af
ter the two colonies have multiplied
into a dozen colonies. We sug
gest that every farmer try fighting
the weevil with bees, not arraying
the bees against the weevils, as the
Germans a-e against the English,
but by adopting bee culture as one
form, of farra diversification. All
you have to do is to make proper
provision for the bees and then let
them alone-and, from experience,
we advise letting them alone.
Cures Cid Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
The worst cuses, no matter of how loner standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porte:'s Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
und Heals at thu Miue lime. 25c,50c, $1X0
Miss Sophia Elizabeth Abney an
nounces the engagement of her niece,
Gladys ?oykin Calhoun, to Mr.
Anson Jesse Ives of Savanuau, Geor
gia, the marriage to take place in
Miss Rosa Lake
Miss Rosa Lake, who has been
city missionary in Lexington, Ky.,
for thirteen years, has spent a most
successful year, as her splendid re
port proves, which has recently been
published in the Lexington papers.
Her enterprise has been wonder
ful, in organizing, and bringing to
pass so many causes for happiness
at the Christmas time, for every
sad, forsaken and needy person.
Miss Lake was on the programme
at Natioual Prohibition Day in
Lexington for a talk on "Prohibi
tion from a City Missionary" stand
Miss Lake also made a talk at
the Woman's Club on the "City
Missionary's Viewpoint of Social
North Augusta News.
Miss Anita Stewart spent last
week in Dublin, Ga., with her sis
ter, Mrs. R. E. Anderson.
Miss Lillian Russell, of Atlanta,
is visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Stewart en
tertained very prettily and delight
fully, in an informal manner Tues
day night, in compliment to Miss
Dorothy Harrison, of Albany, Ga.
Quite a number of the North Au
gusta people enjoyed a concert at
the grand opera house last Sunday
The Ladies Missionary Society
will give a sociable Friday night in
the Sunday School rooms. Every
body is invited to come.
The friends of M?6S MelvieLanier
were delighted to see her out Sun
day, after several days illness last
week with lagrippe.
Miss Ruth Allen and Miss Lethea
Adams spent last week with Miss
Louise Cranston, in Augusta.
Miss Lena De Laughter spent last
week with her grandfather.
Miss Estelle Hill- is expected home
soon, after a delightful visit to Miss
Hilda Allen in Savannah.
The many friends of Mrs. Jerome
Kerr was glad to see her out Sun
day, after several week's illnes at
her home here.
Mr. James H. Adams and Mr. B
M. Matthews, the.tWo R. F. D
carriers, said it was about all they
could do now to travel their two
I roads. Carolina.
Invest In Homes.
Let us hope that with the increase
in income from farms this year,
iargely caused by better- prices of
farm products, that it H ill mean,
among other things, a beginning in
owning a farm. Let us hope many
have bought homes and made at
least small payments on them, that
others will do so as a result of
greater prosperity in the country.
There are many advantages in
owning the farm. Not the least of
these is the greater incentive for
improving the place and taking
greater it terest in the roads} the
schools and the churches, lt is hu
man nature for men to take more
interest in their own property than
rented or leased property. And all
of us need a stimulus for greater in
terest in soil building; we need
plans for future crops. When we
expect the farm to bc our home we
are not reluctant to spend something
There is no better way td save
something from year to year than to
invest in a home. A few acres of
?and with a corafottable home will
be an incentive for economy and
perseverance. In order that the
payments n&y be met the manager
will make plans and use his utmost
skill and knowledge to meet his ob
The city wage-earner is thinking
more of savings and it is well that
he should. Let those who have no
farms make a beginning. There
are many farms for sale and terms
are reported better than formerly.
Why not buy now?-Farm & Ranch.
The Men Who Followed Lee.
From the cotton and the cornfields;
From the mountains to the sea,
At the battle cry of freedom
Came the men who followed Lee.
How they starved and fought and suf
In their effort to be free
Many a bloody field bears witness
To the men who followed Lee.
Well, they bore the flag of glory
Through defeat and victory,
And their children tell the story
Of the men who followed Lee.
But now the gentle "tapa" are sound
And soon asleep will be
All the heroes of the Southland
The brave men who followed Lee. !
But they'll awaken in the morning
At the angel's reveille
And stand with him in glory
All the men who followed Lee.
-C. W. Hudson.
The County1 Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1916, to |
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be clue and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1916,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be !
paid by December31st, 1916, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and ii
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1917, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid tAxes will be Collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1916 aro
For State purposes 6i
" Ordinary County C\
14 Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
." Bacon School District 7A
44 Blocker 2"
v.44 Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
44 Flat Rock 4
Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
44 Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
44 Elmwood No.'30 2
'. Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
44 Johnston 8
*' Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
44 Shaw 4
44 Talbert 2
44 Trenton 5
44 Wards 2
44 Blocker R. R. (portion) 15 :
44 Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
44 Johnston R. R. 3
44 Pickens R. R. 8 j
44 Wise R. R. . 1J
" Corporatons and R. R. Ill
All the male citizens between the ;
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a !
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita- j
tion tax of 5n cents each is to be Haid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi-?
zerjs between the ages of 18 and 55 :
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.1
The time expires on the 15th of il arch j
for the payment of all taxes.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
Notice of Sale.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY or EDGEFIELD,
(In Probate Court.)
Mrs. Mattie W. Dpnny, 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 for Edgefield County in this
cause, I will sell at publie auction
in front of the Court House, at
Edgefield, in the County of Edge
Held, said State, on sale&day in Feb
ruary next, being the 5th day of
said month, the following described
real estate belon^in^ to the estate
of Tillman R. Denny, deceased, to
A certain lot of land in the Town
of Johnston, Edgefield County,
Sonth Carolina, and the dwelling
and improvements 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 by the Presbyterian
Church lot. Terms: Cssh.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Judge of Probate of Edgefield,
County of South Carolina.
Jan. 5, 191V. \
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, exe
cutor, administrator or trustees are
required to make returns of the
same to the Auditor under oath
within the time mentioned below
and the Auditor is required by law
to add a penalty of 50 per cent to
all property that is not returned on
or before the 20th day of February
in any year.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years except those
exempt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will
be added for failure to make re
This office will be open to receive
returns from the first day of Janu
ary till the 26th day of February
1917 as prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor E. CVS, C.
FOR SALE: I have for sale fifty
(50) bushels of pure, sound Brab
ham Peas at $2.50 per bushel. Ap
ply to H. W. McKie, Colliers, S.
C., R. F. D., 1.
Jan. 9, 1917.
171 VPTPJP. The Best Tonic,
^T?Q Mild - Laxative
BITTERS Family Medicine.
Two to One
\ in duality
?"I* ORHAM* U S-?
The Luzianne Guarantee:
If, after using the contents
of a can, you are not satisfied
in every" respect, your gro
cer will refund yolir mopey.
Yes, Ma'am; and you don't
have to take it for granted, either.
You can prove the first by taste,
and the second by arithmetic.
Buy a can of Luzianne. Use
half the quantity you ordinarily
would. If it doesn't go farther
and taste better than other coffee
at the price, tell the man who
sold it to you and he'll give you
back your money. Make no
mistake, Luzianne is great coffee
-exceeding great. Ask for
The Reily-Taylor, Company, New Orleans
J. C -LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries:
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough'and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
omer Koberts ana Dugas Streets,
Our Motto: SK
Farmers of Ed^efield
Now; is the time to perfect your ar
rangements for the year. We are
ready to lend money in any^ amount
COME IN TO SEE US
BANK OF ED GE FIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; ** E.'"Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allem Assistant Oat ..er.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Established Over a Quarter Century
Davison & Eargo
Cotton Commission Merchants
Liberal Advances on Cotton Shipments