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Again we have had a few love
days, though Sunday was real co
on the northeast side of the hom
and we were glad to stay where t
wind did not strike us so forcibl
We hope it will stay clear so t
farmers can get some plowing do:
and oats sowed before it is too lal
Seeru3 strange to speak of sowii
oats and planting corn in the san
breath, yet some are wanting
plant corn early in March, and th
will be here before we get fixe*
especially if it doesn't stay clear.
Yes, 'tis time to plant anothi
garden for the rabbits, They net
something green as well as wi
They ate up 200 fine cabbage plant
that were growing nicely, just b
fore the freeze. It helped the poe
rabbits, but made us very mad thei
but if they had not eaten them th
freeze would have finished then
So all is well, I suppose.
We were surprised to find tomi
toes were selling in Augusta for 1
cents per quart, when onions wer
15 cents per pounds, and, alsc
white peas 15 cents per pound. Iris
potatoes ?3.00 per bushel, and gc
ing higher, and 'cabbage 12? cent
per pound. So some one had some
thing that the freeze did not get
and they are making lots on thei
Some of the sick folks ?.re ira
proving slowly, and we hope surely
Mrs. S. V. Bunch is still in bed
too weak to sit np only in bed ;
little, but we think she is some
better. The rest are well, as usual
Mr. Harry Bunch and family an
all right again.
Mr. Medlock and family are get
ting on nicely.
Mr. Ingram was quite sick a
home, and had a phone message t<
come to Augusta. His wife wai
quite sick, and was to be operatec
on, so he went to see after her.
She was doing fairly well when we
heard last from her. Their twe
children were still very sick with
the typhoid fever at their grand
father's, Mr. Wise, in Augusta, and
Mrs. Wise bad grippe. Mrs. E. L,
Fouche was down there helping tc
nurse them, which leaves Mr. Fou
che a widower.
Mrs. S. L. Medlock had a relapse,
but is better now.
We were sorry to hear of all at
Mrs. Tom Briggs' home having
fceen sick. Hope they are better
The Woman's Missionary Society
met last Thursday at Mrs. Georgia
McKie's, and they missed their
president, Mrs. T. J. Briggs, very
much. The vice-president, Mrs.
Frances Townes, conducted the
meeting, but said she doesn't want
the president getting sick and leav
ing it for her to do. They were
delighted to have Mrs. Sample os
North Augusta with them. She if
such a consecrated Christian lady
and great church worker. She spent
Wednesday night with Mrs. McKie
and returned home Thursday after
Mrs. J. L. Townes spent the day
Thursday with Mrs. McKie and
Mrs. Sample, and went home with
her daughter, Mrs. James McClain.
They, too, with James, Jr., attend
ed little Miss May Walker's birth
day party on the 23rd in North Au
Mesdames J. L. Townes, Med
lock and Frances Townes called on
Mrs. Bunch Thursday. Mr. and
JVIrs. John Reese spent Wednesday
?with Mrs. Bunch.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McKie Scott
-attended services at Dothan this
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch and
little Herbert went to Augusta Sat
urday. Sunday they all called on
Mr. and Mrs. George Medlock.
Mrs. J. L. and Frances Townes,
Mr. Frank Townes and Miss Marjo
rie McKie attended the Kermess
Tuesday afternoon, and pronounced
for 1917, tells abo* ? the best
and gives special information as to
the best crops to grow, both for
profit and home use.
The large increase in our busi
ness which we have again experi
enced during the past year is the
best of evidence as to the high
Write for catalog and prices of
Grass and Clover Seeds, Seed
Potatoes, Seed Oats or any
Farm Seeds required.
Catalog mailed free on request.
T. W. WOOD ? SONS,
SEEDSMEN, - Richmond, Va.
(Continued from Page One.)
which means growth, but with it all
has come a broader charity, gener
ous sympathy and co-operation. It
ie well to stand together in a con
certed movement for common good.
This federation has a true expres
sion in reciprocity, an equation com
posed of to take and to give, and
this occasion of reciprocity is being
now the red letter day on the club
year book. February is the month
set aside by the state for this ob
servance ?and this club celebrated
on the 20th. The day has many
significances to the club but they
are about to come to the conclusion
that one is rain, for every date has
brought the worst of days and this
one was no exception to the rule
except that it rained harder. The
occasion was held in the home of
Mrs. F. M. Boyd which had been
prettily decorated, the club flower,
the violet being used in quantities.
Mrs. Boyd welcomed all having
Mrs. J. L. Walker to assist her.
Fifty invitations had been extended
but many were unable to come as
the weather prevented. After cor
dial greetings by the president Mrs.
H. D. Grant, responses were heard
from: Mrs. A. P. Lewis, religious
organizations; Mrs. M. T. Turner,
patriotic organizations; Miss Kath
rine Cuilura, Batesburg, civic or
ganization; Apollo music club Mrs
Two of the speakers of the after
noon were unable to attend, Mrs.
Duncan of Aiken and Mrs. Tisanski
of Charleston who is an honorary
member. It was a great pleasure to
hear the talk of Mrs. Mamie N
Tillman on "The club activities of
the women in the western part of
our country." Having made an ex
tended trip she was well qualified to
talk along this line. She is a mag
netic speaker. A vocal solo by Mrs.
C. P. Corn and piano solo by Miss
Gladys Sawyer was now had which
were sweetly rendered. Mrs. J. L.
Mims now addressed the ladies
speaking in part of woman's work
but her chief point was the work of
the W. C. T. TJ. She well presented
this wonderful work and all re
joiced at the full sway prohibition
is beginnning to have. Mrs. Mims
is a gifted speaker and it was really
regretted that the two representa
tives from Edgefield had not talked
A. vocal duet "What are wild
w?v'?s Saying ?" was sung by Mrs.
L. C. Latimer and Miss Clara Saw
yer which all enjoyed this conclud
ing the program. The programs
were prettily gotten up bearing the
likeness of Dickens the author
whom the club is studying. The
guests were invited in the dining
room where a hot course was served
followed by a sweet course in which
the club colors were carried out,
?rreen and white. Presiding in here
were Mesdames J. A. Lott and P.
B. Waters and serving were Misses
Clara Sawyer, Alma Woodward,
Mallie Waters, Eva Rushton and
GUadys Sawyer. The table was beau
tiful in its decorations of violets
md fluffy maline bows were tied on
the candlesticks. Out iu the hall
way coffee and mints were served,
this being poured by Mrs. James
Strother and Miss Zena Payne.
There was a'general intermingling
For a few words before all departed.
Mrs. T. R. Denny and Miss An
toinette Denny spent the week end
aere with friends. ?
Some of the colored people here,
whose membership is at Shaw's
creek, and churches not convenient
to 3ttend regularly, have purchased
EL lot here, and hope to erect a
church called "The Mt. Zion Bap
tist Church." They have already
paid $275 toward their proposed
plan. The women have organized
themselves into "The Ladies' Aid
Society," and it is their aim to help
raise the money needed. To effect
the organization they asked advice
from some of their white friends,
and as the white people are always
most willing and glad to help them
in any good endeavor, four of the
ladies, Mesdames W. J. Hatcher,
L. C. Latimer, F. L. Parker and W.
G. Modley, met with them and di
rected them, drawing np their con*
stitution and pointing out the du
ties of the officers. These officers
have been invited by the president
of the W. M, S., Mrs. L. C. Lati
mer, to oome to one of the after
noon meetings of prayer, that they
may learn and be helped to con
tinue their work.
Beautiful in every detail, and
very appropriate, was the afternoon
party of Thursday given by Mrs. C.
P. Corn. This was a real Georere
Washington party, and was also the
regular afternoon for the meeting
of the Young Matrons' club, and
besides the twelve members, there
were twelve visitors. The interior
of the home was bright and invit
ing, and large vases of spicy red
carnations were used in the decora
tions. Several tables of progressive
rook were arranged for, the places
being found by score cards of
Washington and the hatchet. On
each table were baskets of candied
cherries for the guests to enjoy,
while the game progressed. Six
tables were played, and after a spir
ited game the prize, a blooming hya
cinth, was given to Mrs. Frank
Bland, a member, and, the visitor's
prize, a box of candy, fell to Mrs.
Sanders. One of the club members,
Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts, was given the
consolation, a miniature cherry tree,
the trunk of which was filled with
mints. The visitor's consolation, a
statute of Washington, this filled
with bon-bons, fell to Miss Zena
Payne. The hostess was assisted
in serving by Mesdames Earl Crouch
ind M. W. Crouch, and all enjoyed
slock cream in red, white and blue,
mlh macaroons. The favors were]
latchets with "I Cannot Tell a Lie" j
>n them, and when opened up made
."ans in patriotic colors.
Mrs. James Tompkins of Edge
ield spent a few days of the past
?veek here with her sister Mrs.
Frank Bland, before going to Flor
Mr. Will Wright left on Satur-.|
lay for Hot Springs, Ark., going j
vith the view of being benefited by
hese healing waters. During the
vinter he has been a great sufferer
Mr. Will D. Upshaw at His Best.
During the past decade Edgefield
iaB had a great number of temper
race rallies and temperance ad
Iresses, but no meeting of the kind
ias ever been more thoroughly en
oyed than was that held in the
Methodist chnrch Thursday evening,
livery seat in the house was filled
?arly, the Edgefield people thus
nanife8ting their interest in the
:ause and in the speaker of the oc
asi?n, Mr. W. D. Upshaw, who
ias spoken in Edgefield several
The meeting was presided over
>y Rev. A. L. Gunter, the opening
lumbers being well-rendered recita
ions by Mitchell Wells add Edwin
?olk. The speaker of the evening
vas presented by Mr. J. L. Mims.
Vir. Upshaw selected as his theme
'A Stainless Flag for America,"
rad for more than an hour held the
dosest attention of the audience,
dany believed him to be at his best
m this occasion. His beautiful
hetoric, matchless eloquence and
dvid word paintings completely
aptivated his hearers.
The exercise! of the evening were
Qterspersed with appropriate musi
al numbers, the solo by Mrs. Shan
lonhouse being especially pleasing
o the audience. A collection was
aken at the close of the address for
he Anti-Saloon League.
'wo Popular Young People
The Advertiser did not learn un
il Monday that Miss Mamie Cheat
am and Mr W R Timmerman were
?arried Sunday, February 17. Ac
orapanied by several friends in au
Draobiles, they went to North Au
usta and were married by Rev. W.
5. Allen at the Baptist parsonage,
for the past three years she has
een teaching the Mt. Zion school
nd will continue to teach until the
lose of the session, Mr. Ti mmer
nan taking her to the school in his
ar every morning. The bride is
he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.
)beatham. She is a graduate of
he South Carolina Co-Educational
n8titute and a young woman of
nany graces of character and noble
inalities. The groom is a snccess
ul planter and a yonmg man of
terling qualities. He is a son of
Hr. G. M. Timmerman of Pleasant
jane and a brother of our fellow
ownsraan, Mr. A. M. Timmerman.
The Advertiser extends sincere con
iuccessful Teachers' Meeting.
The meeting of the County Teachers'
Association, which was held here Sat
irday, was the most successful yet
leid. While the attendance was not
arge, yet the papers were all well pre
lared and the discussions interesting
.nd helpful. The next meeting will be
teld March 31.
At the meeting Saturday, April 13
vas fixed for the annual Field Day,
ind a committee was appointed to
neet next Saturday to arrange a pro
gramme. A full report from that com
uittee will be published next week,
rhe editor of The Advertiser regrets
bat be could not attend the meeting
We are showing a handsome line
>f new shirt waist, and middy blous
es in the latest styles.
Smitth- Marsh Co.
Notice to Cow Owners I
Mr. Henry D. Jordan of Ridge Spring,
3. C., has placed his registered Hol
bein bull here on my farm. This is
;he type of cows that holds the world's
.ecord for milk and butter. Any one
leBiring to breed their cows to this
ligh-type bull may do so by complying
itrictly with our terms. Service fee
53.00-spot cash only.
WM. ALLEN MOBLEY,
Johnston, S. C.
W BITTERS AND KIDNEYS
Spring is Near
Is the magic word that makes my lady
look around and plan what she is going to
wear the coming season.
We have just returned from Broadway,
where we have studied the latest styles, and
can help you with your problem with the
new goods that are coming in daily.
As business conditions are unsettled, and
goods are high, many merchants are not
Keep your eye on The Corner Store and
get what you want before it is gone.
The Corner Store
The Aetna and
The Insurance Company
of North America
the two old line fire com
panies I represented last
year, have now resumed
business here. Your bus
iness will be given careful
attention and appreciated
J. T. Harling
AT FARMERS BANK EDGEFIELD, S. C.