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Stores to Close.
Beginning- April 16 we, the un
dersigned merchants, agree to close
our placee of business at 6:30
o'clock until June 1. During the
months of June, July' and August,
we will close at 6 o'clock, Saturdays
Dorn & Mims.
Reynolds & Padgett.
E. S. Rives.
W. H. Turner.
J. W. Peak.
National Chero-Cola Day.
"Read the attractive half page ad
I vertisement of the Chero-Cola Com
I pany on oar third page. The an
nouncement is made that April i8
will bo National Chero-Cola Day
.and all the Chero-Cola Bottling
plants m the country, including the
plant near the depot in Edgefield,
will keep open house, inviting every
body to come and see just how
their favorite drink is bottled. It
is estimated that one million bottles
of this popular drink will be served
' free on April 18. Bear in mind
the day and the hours and call at
the bottling plant. The manager,
Mr. McMurrain, will give you a
Edgefield1? social life had another
surprise Sunday afternoon, caused
by the marriage of Mr. Charles M.
Whitlock and Miss Mary Lila
Logan. Aooompanied by a few
relatives and friends, they went to
the home of Dr. E. Pendleton Jones
about 2:80 o'clock and were married.
Soon after, leaving Dr. Jones' resi
dence the bride and groom motored
to Augusta, returning to Edgefiield
Monday night. These popular
young people have been showered
with congratulations. The groom
. is a son of Mr. J. C. Whitlock of
the Mt. Zion section and has been
serving Mr. E. S. Rives as sales
man for the past year, having made
many friends since coming to Edge
field. The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Emma Logan, who has a large
circle of friends and is widely con
nected in the county.
An Experienced Contractor.
Mr. E. P. Arthur has just com
pleted a handsome 10-room residence
for Mr. J. P. Herlong about mid
way between Edgefield and John
ston. This large two-story resi
dence is an ornament to the Har
mony community, which is becom
ing noted for its many attractive
homes. Mr. Arthur has also just
closed a contract wtth Mr. O. B.
Anderson for the erection of his
seven room residence in northern
Edgefield. Mr. Anderson made a
wise selection in securing Mr. Ar
thur to build bis home, as Mr.
Arthur has had twenty years of ex
perience, and is thoroughly depend
able. The quality of his work is
first-class and he guarantees every
thing to be entirely satisfactory.
Furthermore, Mr. Arthur is alto
gether agreeable, which makes busi
ness transactions with him a pleas
ure. He will begin work on Mr.
Anderaon's residence as soon as the
material is placed on the ground.
False Report Corrected.
I feel it my duty to correct a very
mistaken report that is being circula
ted over the county, namely:
"Some one put a United States flag
over the door of Mr. C. F. Kohlruss'
Marble Works, in Augusta, Ga., and
Mr. Kohlruss would not allow it to re
main there, and was immediately ar
rested for tearing it down."
Why such reports should be started
without, absolutely, any foundation we
Mr. Kohlruss was born in Germany,
and left his country for America at the
age of eighteen years to avoid serving
the compulsory three years in the army,
for he was very ambitious and preferred
to follow bis vocation, which he has,
and succeeded in winning respect and
confidence as a capable sculptor, owing
his success to America.
Ke first married Miss Elizabeth Mid
dleton, who lived only a short time.
Later he married Miss Willie Middleton,
a sister of the first wife, and he has al
ways been more like a son than a son
in-law to Mrs. Middleton, who died at
his borne some months ago. He has
been a naturalized citizen for twenty
Mr. Kohlruss has only one child, a
son, who has just returned the Mexi
can Border, and is waiting to answer
the call of "Uncle Sam" to arms
against his own fatherland. Although
only eighteen years of age, he holds the
position as band master and chief
trumpeter in Troop K of the Richmond
I'm writing this for the benefit of a
few "yahoos," who prefer to believe a
lie in preference to the truth.
A. A. Edmunds.
Edgefield, S. C.
Rain Prevented Missionary
The division meeting which was
to have been held at Bold Springs
on last "Sunday was prevented by a
down pour of rain all the morning.
On invitation of Mrs. B. N, Talbert
division president, Mrs. J. L. Miras
and Mrs. Tillman went over to Mrs.
Talbeit's home near Bethany on
Saturday afternoon, expecting to
go on to Bold Springs Sunday
Mrs. Talbert makes an enthusias
tic and capable division manager,
and is a splendid hostess as well.
The disappointment was great in
not being able to go on Sunday
morning, but the day was pleasant
ly and profitably spent with Mr. and
Mrs. Talbert, both of whom made
the hours pass speedily and happily.
Further announcement of the divis
ion meeting will be made later.
Miss Katherine Minis Enter
A lovely Red Cross party, easily
the most delightful social function
of the season was given by Miss
Katherine Mims Saturday afternoon
in honor of her guests, Miss Kathe
rine Jennings of Spartanburg and
Miss Lallah Marshall of Anderson.
These young ladies were classmates
of the hostess at Winthrop.
The parlors and dining roora
were decorated in red and white,
this color scheme being carried out
in every detail of the occasion.
About twenty young ladies were
honored with invitations and at the
conclusion of a very pleasant social
hour all were invited into the din
ing room and seated around the
long table, the crowning feature of
its decorations being a large Easter
lily in the center. The luncheon
was beautifully served in courses,
the waitresses for the occasion,
Mrs. J. T. Miras, Jr., and Miss
Sophie Mims, being dressed as Red
Cross nurses. Following the first
course of grape fruit, which was
very daintily served, was a salad
course, and this was followed by a
sweet course and coffee with whip
ped cream. The place cards were
red crosses tied with red ribbon.
Just as the last course was com
pleted a telegraph messenger knock
ed at the front door, bringing a tel
egram for each of the young ladies
present from her sweetheart at the
front. Some came by wiieless from
mid-ocean, some from the infantry
on the battlefield, and others from
aircraft. The reading of these mes
sages aloud provoked much laugh
ter, each one being signed by some
yonng gentleman known to all pres
The two guests of honor cut for
the guest prize,- a beautiful box of
candy, which became, the possession
of Miss Marshall. As the shadows
lengthened with the approach of
of nightfall, good-byes were reluc
BACKACHE IS DISCOURAG
But Not ?o Bad If You Know How
To Reach The Cause.
Nothing more discouraging than
a constant backache. Lame when
you awaken, pains pierce you when
youbend or lift. It's hard to work
or to rest. Backache often indi
cates bad kidneys. Edgcfield peo
ple recommend Doan's Kidney
Pille. Read this case:
Mrs. E. P. Jackson, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "I suffered greatly
from a weak and lame back, which
became so bad that I could hardly
get around. My sides and hips
also got sore and lame and loss of
sleep made me weak and exhausted.
Doan's Kidney Pills rid me of the
attack." (Statement given April
Over Three Years Later, Mrs.
Jackson 6aid: "My back or kidneys
seldom trouble me now, but when
they do, Doan's Kidney Pills al
ways gi^eme quick relief."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply aBk for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that cured Mrs!Jackson twice public
ly recommended. Foster-Milburn,Co.
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
BAD COUGH? FEVERISH? GRIPPY?
You need Dr. King's New Dis
covery to stop that cold, the sooth
ing balsam ingr?dients heal the ir
ritated membranes, soothe the sore
throat, the antiseptic qualities kill
the germ and your cold is quickly
relieved. Dr. King's New Discov
ery has for 43 years been the stand
ard remedy for coughs and colds in
thousands of homes. Get a bottle
to-day and have it handy in your
medicine chest for coughs, colds,
croup, grippe aod all bronchial af
fections. At your druggist, 50c. 2
Cures Old Sores, ti tue, ?ei,ieuies Won't Curt
Th e frorst cases, uo matter cf hovr long: standing
Are cared by the wonderful, old reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve!
?a?? and Heals at the ??rn tuse 25c. 50c. Jl.CP
(Continued from First Page.)
of Johnston's beloved young women,
and everyone here learns with a
great degree of pleasure of her high
attainments in this art.
Miss Eula Taylor, who has been
stenographer here for Mr. J. R.
McGhee for a year or more, has re
turned to her home at Eastover, and
will later establish herself with a
firm in the southern part of the
Mrs. W. L. Coleman has retune
ed from the Baptist Hospital in
Columbia, where she was recently
Mrs. W. B. Outzs has gone to
Tennille, Ga., to visit her parents.
Mr. H. Julian Harris of Deering,
Ga., visited his daughter, Miss Ruth
Harris, last week. Miss Ruth is a
student in the high school here.
The friends of Mr. Louis Claxton
regret to know that he is in such a
low state of health. He is at home
now from the hospital, having a
nurse with bim. Mr. Claxton is a
veteran, and while he was away the
D. of Q., remembered him with
flowers, and after his return a bask
et of tempting fruits were sent him
by the chapter.
Meeting of the Edgefield
U. D. C.
A most interesting meeting of the
Edgefield Chapter U. D. C. was
held at the home of Mrs. Percy
Feltham on Tuesday afternoon. On
account of the indisposition of the
president, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Pendle
ton Jones presided. A great deal
of business in connection with the
Memorial exercises was attended to.
Mrs. Jones announced that we would
have with us on that occasion as
speaker of the day, Dr. Carter
Helm Jones, of Seattle Washington.
This, of itself, will insure the suc
cess of the day. It was decided to
have the exercises in the opera house
and try to secure the use of the va
cant store under the opera house in
which to serve the dinner, which
will be an old fashioned barbecue
dinner with hash and its accom
paniments. The following com
mittees were arranged for:
To see Major Lyon in regard to
the children taking part in exercises,
Miss Hortense Padgett, Mrs. Fel
tham, Mrs. Pendleton Jones.
To solicit fordinner, Miss Sophie
Dobson and Miss Annie DeLoach.
Dinner Committee, Mrs. C. E.
May chairman, Mrs. B. E. Nichol
son, Mrs. J. E. Hart, Mrs. M. A.
Taylor, Mrs. W. A. Byrd, Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou, Mrs. A. E. Pad
gett, Miss Sophie Dobson, Mrs. J.
M. Wright, Mrs. James Byrd, Mrs.
T. H. Rainsford, Mrs. Abner
Coffee Committee, Mrs. M. E.
Barker chairman, Mrs. Milton Jones,
Miss Annie DeLoach, Mrs. L. T.
May, Mrs. E. S. Johnson.
To decorate Confederate monu
ments in the cemetery, Mrs. N. G.
Evans, Mrs. Herbert Smith, Mrs.
J. D. Holstein,Miss Charlton Dozier.
Committee to decorate building
where exercises are to be held, Mrs.
Agatha Woodson chairman, Mrs.
B. B. Jones, Mrs. Lovic Smith, Mrs.
Hugh Nicholson, Mrs. R. C. Pad
gett, Mrs. E. C. Rives, Mrs. J. L.
Committee to decorate soldiers,
graves, in Catholic and city ceme
teries, Mrs. Agatha Woodson chair
man, Mrs. S. M. Smith, Mrs. Mag
gie Hill, Mrs. J. H. Cantelou.
Music Committee, Mrs. Mamie
Tillman chairman, Mrs. J. R.
Tompkins, Mrs. Ida Sheppard, Mrs.
A. H. Corley, Mrs. W. S. Cogburn,
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Mrs. B. B.
Jones, Miss Marie Abney.
Mrs. Lovic Smith was elected a
delegate to the District Conference
at St. Matthews, with Miss Sophie
Dobson as alternate. The next
meeting will be held with Mrs. E.
S. Johnson when our arrangements
for Memorial day will be perfected.
For our Historical study we had
a most delightful address from Dr
Pendleton Jones on Stonewall Jack
son, the first year of the war. Mrs
Shannonhouse beautifully rendered
I caunot sing the old songs, and
the Chapter joined in singing "Ma
ryland, my Maryland' and 'America.'
Delightful sandwiches and ice
tea were served by the hostess.
Annual Celebration by Colored
The colored people of Edgefield
county r held their annual emanci
pation celebration here Saturday,
the attendance being between two
and three thousand. The fair
grounds were the assembling place
and the deportment throughout the
day was highly creditable. No dis
turbance or disorder marred the oc
casion. There were two speeches.
One by Paris Simkins and another
by Rev. N. F. Hagood, D. D.,
pastor of the colored Methodist
church of Columbia. Rev. E. C.
Bailey was called on for a speech
and also made some appropriate
remarks. He expressed the wish
The Corner Store extends a glad hand of wei
ll! come to the children and parents on Field Day,
Friday, the 13th.
We are in a position to supply your wants in
Hats, Dresses, Wash Skirts (plain and stripes),
Shoes, Hosiery, Ribbons and Dress Goods of the
latest stripes and shades.
Come in and give us a chance to serve you. If
we haven't what you want we will be glad to get
it for you.
For those who find that they have to wait, will
be glad for them to stop with us and rest.
We also will check all wraps and parcels gratis.
The Corner Store
that, every white person in
county could have been present i
heard what was said by the spe
ers. The adoption of the folh
inc: resolutions was highly co
mend able in the colored people:
WHEREAS: The Governm<
of Germany, has repeatedly viol
ed International law to the great
jury of American citizens upon t
high seas, and
WHEREAS: The Americ
Government has earnestly and po
tively remonstrated against su
violation and trespass upon t
sacred rights of the citizens of o
government without effect and
no purpose; and after repeated
warning the German Governrae
that retaliatory measures would 1
resorted to unless they abandon?
their cruel and unlawful eubmarii
warfare, so far as American eil
zens and their rights were concer
ed. They still persist in their vi
latiorf of American rights, and co
tinue their cruel and ruthless de
truction of American citizens an
their property upon the high seai
thereby making war upon our pe(
pie without just cause and contrar
to all International law, making
declaration of war against them ir
evitable by our government, whic
has just been declared in a mof
solemn manner by the Congress c
the United States.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLV
ED: That we, the colored rae
of Edgefield, South Carolina, i:
mass meeting assembled, do hereb;
endorse 1'resident Wilson and recog
nize and regard his course in thi
matter referred to in the preamble
to these Resolutions as being wis
and prudent to the last degree, an<
we commend Congress for its loyal
ty and patriotism in acceding am
complying so readily with the wisi
and diepasionate recommendation!
of President Wilson.
RESOLVED FURTHER: Tha
with a full knowledge of the gravi
ty incident to war, we offer our
selves and stand pledged to thi
Governor of South Carolina to en
list in the military service of our
country whenever it may become
necessary to defend ber honor and
RESOLVED: That a copy ot
these Preambles and Resolutions be
published in the county papers; ?id
a copy be forwarded to Governor
Manning; and a copy also be trans
mitted to Presideut Wilson.
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