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Office No. 61.
[JBK Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. J. Maner Lawton is spending
several (lays here with his family.
Miss Kulh Timmerman will be
hoste.^s to the Sunshine Club this
Mrs. R. B. Cain, of Greenwood,
is here visiting Mrs. E. S. Rives,
Mrs. R. B. Cain of Greenwood
has been spend mg the past week
with Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Miss Dora Miller of Pittsburg,
Pa., has been the guest of Mrs. J.
.Hubenstein for several days.
To-morrow afternoon Miss Vir
ginia Addison will entertain the
Thursday afternoon card club.
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Mathis are
in town^this morning, hiving eome
UD in their new Chevrolet touring
Miss Ruby Bennett of Clio will
arrive the latter part of the week to
be the guest of Miss Mae Tomp
Miss Mae Tompkins returned
Monday from an extended visit to
. friends in Clio, Greenville and
The Civic League will meet Mon
day afternoon, February 19, at
S:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
James S. Byrd.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dennis spent
last v eek in the '"Land of Flowers,"
escaping the biting winds that fol
lowed the freeze.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cogburn are
receiving the congratulations of
their friends over the coming of
another little son into their home.
District Attorney J. Wm. Thur
mond returned from Greenwood
this morning, where he has been for
seveial days attending the United
The programme of the next teach
ers' meeting, Saturday, February
24, is published in this issue.
Every teacher in the county should
attend the meeting.
"Thornhill" is the last word in
farm wagon construction. Read
what Wilson & Cantelou say about
these celebrated wagons in their ad
vertisement this week.
J-'st before closing our forms
Wednesday afternoon the sad intel
ligence of the death of Mrs. Hettie
S. Jones has reached us. A fuller
notice will appear next weok.
Instead of being held February
20, the regular D. A. R., meeting
will not be held until Tuesday after
noon, February 27, at 3:30 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Seed oats are at a premium. Even
if oa4s are not all killed, many far
mers will very wisely supplement
their acreage with Spring sowing.
Can hardly have too much feed on
the farm now.
Mrs. J. Rubenstein went to Bal
timore last week in the interest of
the millinery department of the
Rubenstein stores. She returned on
Monday of this week, having had a
very pleasant trip.
The jury commissioners will draw
grand jurors for 1917 and petit ju
rors for the March term of court
Monday, February 19. The March
term of court convenes on the first
Monday in March.
Messrs. Posey Brothers of Tren
ton have sold their stock of mer
chandise to J. Goldberg & Son who
are now, through the management
ment of Mr. J. Rubenstein, selling
it out ata great reduction.
Mr. J. II. Coursey, who belongs
to the honor roll, the diminishing
ranks of Confederate veterans, came
up from Colliers this morning and
called at The Advertiser office to
move his date up another year.
Attention is directed to the ad
vertisement of the combination
planter that is being sold in this
section by Mr. P. C. Stevens of
Johnston, It will plant cotton,
peas, velvet beans or corn aDy dis
tance apart in the drill.
Now that the rains have stopped
practically all farm work, it is the
best time for farmers to make their
arrangements for the year. Call on
us now and make your loans. The
Bank of Edgefield is prepared to
accommodate you at once.-Adv.
Mr. J. Perry Waddell held anoth
er successful auction sale Monday.
The attendance u&< good. The first
horse put up was bought by Mr. W.
A. Strom for ?250. Mr. Waddell
sold all of his horses and most of
Now that the rains have stopped
practically all farm work, it is tin
best time for farmers to make their
arrangement* for the year. Call
onus now and make your loans.
The Bank of Edgefield is prepared
to accommodate you at once.-'Adv.
The people of Edgefield extend a
cordial welcome to Mr. W. H. Lin
ton and bis family who have arriv
ed from their Kew Jersey home to
spend the remainder of the winter
in Edgefield. They made many
friends while here last winter. Mr.
and Mrs. Lutton will occupy the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tomp
kins on Main street.
Thursday night of next week the
"Georgia Cyclone," Mr. William
D. Upsbaw will speak in the Meth
odist church under the auspices of
the National Anti-Saioon League.
We feel confident that Edgetield
will give Mr. TJpshaw a larae audi
ence. A large number of our peo
ple assembled to hear him when he
last visited Edgefield.
The town council, or rather Mayor
Edwards, is having some splendid
work done on the public square.
The surface was first levelled, the
the high places dragged off into
the low places and now it is being
covered with pulverized granite.
By the time the work is completed,
the square will be improved some
thing like one thousand per cent.
The owners of the quarry at
Parkhill are installing additional
machinery, and are otherwise im
proving their plant. They have re
cently secured large contracts for
crushed stone id Charleston and
Augusta for building aud street im
provement purposes. The orders
will keep the quarry operating at
its full capacity for mauy months.
Mrs. W. H. Lutton who arrived
Saturday from their New Jersey
home to spend the winter in Edge
field have been very cordially greet
ed by their many friends. We trust
that they will like Edgefield more
and more each succeeding winter.
Mr. Lutton has been detained on ac
count of business and will join his
family later. A cordial greeting
also awaits him.
The Edgetield merchants who go
to market will soon depart to make
their annual spring purchases. Mr.
W. H. Turner of The Corner Store
will leave the latter part of the
week for New York. Miss Kate
S.imuel will also go to New York
again this season to study the new
millinery ?tyles, and to assist in
making purchases for the ladies'
coat suit department.
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins and
I Miss Ruth Tompkins left Friday
night for Miami, Fla., and will
probably be away a month. When
last heard from they had reached
Jacksonville and were speeding
southward. Mr. Tompkins has
promised to write several letters for
The Advertiser while away. We
are confident that they will be
eagerly looked forward to by our
Entertained Sunshine Club.
Wednesday afternoon Miss Ruth
Tompkins entertained the Sunshine
club, the parlor being decorated
with red carnations, ferms and
palms also gave added beauty to
the pretty scene. Bridge supplied
the Cfhief form of diversion, the
players also engaging in delightf 1
social intercourse while deftly fin
gering the cards. The highest score
was made by Mrs. John Rains
ford, who received first prize, and
the guest's prize was presented to
Miss Janie Harris. The hostess
served refreshments in courses at
th? conclusion of the game.
Mrs. Cantelou Entertained.
Mrs. Bettis Can slou was hostess
for the Thursday Afternoon Card
club. Four tablet, .vere arranged
for bridge and on this occasion
Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs. E. H.
Folk and Mrs. John Rainsford were
present by special invitation and
participated in the game. In addi
tion to the diversion furnished by
bridge, these weekly functions are
also exceedingly pleasant socially,
being attended only by a congenial
coterie. The score was recorded
by the secretary of the club. At
the con? us on of the game the
hostess served a salad course with
hot coffee and whipped cream.
FOR SALE:-Alexander's Im
proved Long Staple cotton seed at
$1.50 per bushel.
W. L. Dunovant,
2-7-41- Edgefield, S. C.
Making Preliminary Survey For
Water and Sewerage.
Messrs. J. B. McUravy, engi
neering firm of Atlanta, is making
a survey of the town of Edgefield
in order to make an estimate of the
cost of installing sewerage and a
water plant for the town. This
is the same firm that made the sur
vey and estimate for the electric
light system. The survey is be
ing: made without any cost to the
town. It is made however with
understanding that should the town
after having a definite estimate to
act upon deeide to install a water
system, this firm is to be selected as
engineers, provided of course their
bid or charges are not more than
any other finn submits. The civil
engineer reached Eclgefield last
Friday and will complete the work
by the latter part of this week. As
soon as drawings and an estimate
ean be made a formal report of the
work will be made to the council.
Hardware and Plantation Sup
In this issue will be found the
advertisement of the store of the
E. M. Andrews Furniture Compa
ny, 1289 Broad Street, Augusta.
This upper store is devoted exclu
sively to hardware of all kinds, ag
ricultural implements and planta
tion supplies of all kinds. They
invite their Edgefield friends to call
on them when in Augusta, see their
stock and get their prices. This
popular store carries a very large
assortment of all kinds of hard
ware, everything the farmer needs,
and as they purchase in large quan
tities they are in a position to make
very close prices. Read their ad
vertisement in this issue and call to
see them when in Augusta-1289
U. D. C. Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Edgefield Chapter, U. D. C., was
held on Tuesday at the home of
Mrs. Agatha Woodson, with the
President, Mrs. R. A. Marsh, in the
chair. . !
This meeting was distinguished
as the largest one held this year,
there having been twenty-five wo
The principal work before the
chapter was the tentative plan of or
ganization for a Children's Chapter.
The youngest daughter, little Lois
Reeves, was introduced and this lit
tle lady|s appearance gave enthusi
asm to the plans. The work was
placed in the hands of Mrs. Agatha
Woodson who will do the work
necessary to the organization. There
were sixteen names on her list of
children before the close of the
With the reading of the minutes
of the last meeting, Mrs. Nicholson
read the circular letter from our
State President in regard to our
State dues and pledges. Many of
the ladies present responded with
their dues to a roll call by Miss So
phie Dobson, and many others have
already met this obligation.
Mrs. Pendleton Jones being ill
and unible to be present, Mrs. Eliz
abeth Evans was requested to pre
side over the historical session,
which *he did in her usual happy
First on the program was a selec
tion rendered by Miss Hortense
Woodson, en titled The Last
Hymn," following that was a mag
nificent paper on the Ku Klux Klan,
prepared and read by MrB. P. M.
Miss Ruth DeLoach next gave a
reading and after a pertinent word
or too from Mrs. Evans on the
present war situation and the note
sent by our President General to
President Wilson, telling him that
he had the entire band of Women
of the Confederacy at his back.
"America" was asked for and sung
by the chapter standing.
After the sessions of the chapter,
sandwiches and coffee were served
by a bevy of future little "Daught
ers," with thin white frocks and
red ribbons, making a gay contrast
to the chill February day. These
little girls were May Rives, Ann
Lawton, Anna Tompkins and little
The latter met the guests at the
door and presented each with a
heart souvenir bearing the words,
"Lest we Forget."
WINTER BRINGS COLDS TO CHIL
A child rarely goes through the
whole winter without a cold, and
every mother should have a reliable
remedy. Fever, sore throat, tight
chest and croupy coughs are sure
symptoms. A dose of Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey will loosen the
phlegm, relieve the congested lungs
and stop the cough. Its antiseptic
pine balsams heal and soothe. For
croup, whooping cough and chronic
bronchial troubles try Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey. At all Drug
gists, 'Joe. 3
(Continued from Page One.)
tern Divinion, W. B. Cogburn, 13.
ii. Jones and .Milton Jones.
It was a great pleasure and in
spiration to have these ladies pres
The February meeting of the W.
C. T. U. was held with .Mrs. M. E
Norris with a splendid atlendanee.
and there were several visitors. Ii
was a great pleasure to see so many
interested, to brave the elements,
but the cordial hostess uave all a
warm welcome in a double way.
Miss Zena Payne conducted the
meeting, and all reports of officers
and committees showed that the
cause of temperance lay close to the
hearts of these.
The treasurer, Mrs. J. VV. Marsh,
had made splendid collections, and
the L'nion ?rave *2.00 to the L. M.
N. Stevens Fund.
Mrs. James While reported hav
ing sent on the box to the "Door of
Hope," this being valued at $20.50,
about ?7.00 of this amount being
cash. The L. T. L. was in good
condition with an enthusiastic lead
er, Mrs. White.
The model member contest was
discussed, the points of the mem
bers having been taken. The visi
tors were welcomed and invited to
join the ranks.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Soldiers and Sailors," and the
leader spoke of how fitting it was
that just now we take up this sub
ject. Mrs. A. P. Lott was appoint
ed Superintendent cf this new de
A paper, "A Plan of the Work,"
was read by Mrs. O. D. Black and
a paper, "Rally on the Flag," by
Mrs. J. A. Lott.
February being the Willard Me
morial month, a part of the time
waa used to observe Madam Wil
lard's Heavenly birthday. Some
thing was told of her life and of the i
monument in Statuatory Hall at1
Washington, and Mrs. M. R. |
Wright read a beautiful poem in
ber memory. The Union contribu
ted to the Willard Memorial Fund.
The Angeline Bacon chapter, C.
C., held a Valentine Box party in
the home of their leader, Mrs. P.
B. Waters, and the occasion was
one of great pleasure to every one.
The evening was cold, but this was
not given a thought, and every
one invited was present.
A word contest was held, th->.
young gentlemen drawing their
partner. Each young lady was
given a long string to tie to her
arm, and the other ends all together
were passed out through the door,
for the gentlemen to choose from.
Later the prize was awarded Miss
Annie Holmes Harrison and Mr.
I The boxers, many beautiful ones
and decorated in hearts, arrows and
cupids, were bid off by P. C. Ste
vens in his uwn jolly pleasant way.
I When the boxes were opened and
the name seen, each couple seemed
just suited. The proceeds amount
to ?25.90. This is a splendid
amount for this young chapter to
have on hand, and from this they
will contribute liberally to educa
tional purposes in U. D. C. work,
for which the party was had.
Miss Hortense Padgett and Dix
on Timmerman, of Edgefield spent
the wfek-end here with relatives.
Mrs. Dove Owdom has returned
to Branchville, after a visit to her
parents, Mr. and J. W. Quattle
Mrs. Alice Watson, of Ridge,
has been the guest of Mrs. Jessie
Mrs. J. W. Marsh has gone to
Spartanburg to visit her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Duncan and little daughter
of Atlanta, are guests of Mrs. W.
The Postoflice Department at
Washington has notified the post
master here that free mail delivery
can be arranged for the town, this
being brought about by the town
authorities taking the necessary
steps. This is being mot with en
thusiasm and already action is be
ing planned for.
Mrs. McCarthy, an elderly lady,
who for several years has been
maintained by charitable friends
about, was found on the road to
Saluda on last Friday frozen to
death. Mrs. McCarthy would often
walk from Ridge or Ward, stop
ping along the road with any one
disposed to be kind and helpful,
and it is supposed that she had at
attempted to walk to Saluda.
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, ns the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Iron builds UD the system. ?0 cents
Liquor Press on the Dry Vi
Despite the assertion of the N
tional Wholesale Liquor Dealei
Association that the per capita co
sumption of alcoholic beverages :
the Uniter! States is increasing wit
the spread of State wide prohibido!
an examination of the liquor jou
rials fails to reveal any inolinatu
on the part of the trade to welcon
the prohibitionists as allies. O
the contrary, we find M ida's Cri
erion (Chicago,) the chief organ i
the distillers, calling upon the "get
tlenien of the liquor trade" to *g<
together and Hght as one" if the
do not wish to see their busines
perish in "the great American di
sert of prohibition " And this cr
for organization to avert impend in
disaster is echoed in such other rcq
resentative organs as Bonfort
Wine and Spirit Circular (Nei
York), The North American Win
and Spirit Journal (Boston), Prof
ress (.Milwaukee), The Wester
Brewer (Chicago), and toe Brewen
Journal (New York). The Ant
Saloon League, remarks The Wes
tern Brewer, is "an extremely eft
cient organization that works all th
time," and "to combat it success
fully we must be equally well o
better organized." It the trade i
to escape calamity, says The Brew
ers' Journal, it must throw it3el
zealously into a "campaign of cdu
cation, enlightenment, and organiza
tion." "Is it not time for the trad
in all its branches to form a boan
of strategy and form a policy o
unity of action?" asks Bonfort'
Wine and Spirit Circular, whicl
adds: "We must not lose any mor
ground or we shall be dangerousl;
near national prohibition, and tba
means the destruction of our vas
induetry in all its branches." S<
the testimony continues' "It's ?
case of brass tacks with the liquo:
interests," says the Milwaukee Pro
gress, which warns its readers tha
"the prohibitionists and the Anti
Saloon League are working nigh
and day to bring Wisconsin intt
the dry mud and mire," and it be
lieves the only way to keep Wiscon
sin wet is "for every retail liquor
dealer to join the association of sa
loon men, and for every brewer an]
every wholesaler to join his respec
tive organization," "The States
which have been kept out of the
clutches of the Anti-salooners are
the homes of solid organizations,'1
notes The North American Win?
and Spirit Journal, which declares
that "lethargy and lack of organi
zation are sure to result in defeat.':
And while these organs of the
trade sound the slogan of organiza
tion, the United States Brewers'
Association, at its annual conven
tion in Cleveland, indorses a pro
pram of relorm which aims to back
fire the prohibition movement by a
thorough house-cleaning. This pro
gram includes the abolition of treat
ing, removal of saloon screens,
closer supervision of licenses, aban
donment of objectionable newspa
per advertising, elimination of ob
jectionable saloons, and the divorce
of the liquor business from immoral
resorts. Col. Gustav Pabst, presi
ident of the association, advocates a
reduction in the number of saloons,
and August A. Busch, president of
the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Com
pany, of St. Louis, submits the fol
lowing program for checking the
spread of prohibition sentiment:
1. A strict enforcement by State
authorities of all excise laws.
".2. The establishment through
out the country of the German sa
loon system, which permits only
beers, light wines and temperance
drinks to be sold in dramshops.
"3. Co-operation by brewers with
the State authorities to put out of
business every saloon-keeper who
does not obey the excise laws.
"4. Abolition of treating in sa
loons, to discouraging drinking to
"5. Discontinuance of bars in sa
loons, all service to be given at ta
bles, at which customers will be
But to the San Francisco Whole
salers' <fc Retailers' Review, organ
ization and the reform of the saloon
seem alike futile, or worse. "If all
the liquor industries of this country
were consolidated under one central
control for campaign purposes, we'd
be voted out of business instantly,"
says this journal, which adds: "So
would any other business in similar
circumstances." As to reforming
the saloon, "that does not even
cause the onward march of prohibi
tion to hesitate." The entire aboli
tion of the daloon, it points out, did
not save Oregon from a 'bone-day"
amendment which forbids the citi
zen to drink a glass of beer in his
own house. Of the situation in
California, where a "dry" amend
ment was defeated on November 7,
but by a nai rower margin than in a
pieced mg contest, it says: "The
work done in California by the wets
was as good and possibly better than
any accomplished in any previous
wet campaign. Yet the vote shows
the regulation growth in dry
strength. This growth was appar
ently not affected in any way by the
campaign of the wets. Similar pro
gress will result in California going
dry in two years from now. So if
California is to be saved from the
blight caused by prohibition, some
thing will have to be done which is
entirely and radically different from
anvthing which has ever been done
And here is the situation in the
country at large, as summed up by
"Only eleven more States need
adopt prohibition to give thc re
quired two-thirds to adopt an
amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion, and then-curtain!
"if we are going to stay in busi
ness, it will be by the furce uf our
united efforts, and in no other way.
"The public shows no change in
heart. There is no indication that
the Prohibition forces are weaken
ing any. They are growing stron
ger, and the recent election must be
"It is now up to us, and up to no
body else- Unless we carry our
message all over this great land,
there will be one unbroken stretch
of hot sand from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, and from the Canadian bor
der to the Rio Grande!"
Program County Teachers'"
Saturday, Feb. 24th, ll o'clock,
Edgeiield High School Audito
1. Teaching English in the Gra
ded School, Miss Katherine Mims,
Edgefield Graded School.
2. Problems in Rural School
Work, fcMi?s Bertha Ferguson,
3. Discipline in the Higher
Grades, Miss Daisy Brockington,
Johnston Graded School.
4. State Teachers' Associatior,
W. W. Fuller, Co. Supt. of Edu
5. General discussion and plans
for Field Day.
This is a very important meeting
and should be attended by every
teacher in the county.
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 ol 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 bv law.
J. R. TI M M ERM AN,
Auditor E. C. S, C.
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