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Office No. 61
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, May 16
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Lana of Gree
leyville are guests of Rev. and Mrs.
P. P. Blalock.
Mr. James B. Brasington of
Cheraw was the week-end guest of
Miss Annie Cantelou.
Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Boyd of
Greeleyville are visiting Rev. and
Mrs. P. P. Blalock.
The Civic League will meet Mon
day afternoon. May 21, at 4:30
o'clock at the home of Mrs. C. E.
Dr. E. P. Jones left Monday
night for New Orleans to attend the
annual meeting of the Southern
Mr. W. B. Cogburn has purchas
ed a new Buick car from Mr. VV.
J. Hatcher. The car was brought
over from Johnston Monday.
The ordinance of baptism was
administered to Elizabeth Rives and
Felicia Minis Sunday morning at
the close of the service at the Bap
Mrs. Hal Beman of Augusta has
been spending the past week with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Key. Mr. Beman also spent Sun
day in Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wise of
Trenton motored to Edgefield Tues
day afternoon, , being accompanied
by two of the prettiest and sweetest
little ones in Edgefield county.
Governor Manning has appointed
Dr. Beverly M. Epes surgeon den
tist for the First South Carolina
Regiment, with rank of first lieu
tenant. He made a good selection.
Mr. Rainsfo:d Cantelou left this
morning for the Oglethorpe train
ing camp. The best wishes of all
our people aocompany this young
man whose life is so full of promise.
We publish this week the pro
. gramme of the Recital to be given
Friday night at 3:3o o'clock in the
high school auditorium by the
music class of Miss Miriam Norris.
Mrs. C. M. Mellicharap and her
two little children left Tuesday
night for Agricola. Miss., to
spend a month with Mr. A. S.
Mellicharap and Miss Viola Melli
Miss Pearl Wood, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Wood, under
went a surgical operation at the
hospital in Columbia last week and
late reports state that she is steadily
Mr. H. S. Andersen, the machin
ist who operates the tractor and
road machine for the county, has
rented the brick cottage from Mr.
W. M. Harling near the Presby
Miss Hortense Padgett and Miss
Pearl Padgett went to Greenville
Friday to attend the graduation
piano recital which was given bv
Miss Gladys Padgett at the G. W.
C. Friday night.
Mr. Edward Lynch arrived Satur
day from North Carolina to confer
with the home folk concerning his
enlistment for military duty. He
bas not yet decided what branch of
the service he will enter.
Mr. J. H. Albn went to Green
wood Tuesday to attend a meeting
of the commission appointed to ad
just the finances of McCormick and
the mother counties of Greenwood,
Abbeville and Edgefield.
The Stork ' visited Buncombe
Monday afternoon, leaving a beau
tiful little daughter with Mr. and
Mrs, H. C. Mitchell. Little Marjo
rie Mitchell is being greeted most
affectionately by all in Buncombe.
Miss Rebecca Harker of Sumter
is the attractive guest of Misses
Annie and Justine Cantleou. This
popular young lady is pleasantly
remembered by friends she made
while on a former visit in Edge
Mr. Eugene Timmons and Mr.
Horace Jones, accompanied by a
naval officer, came over from Co
lumbia Saturday f jr the purpose of
receiving recruits for the navy but
no young men enlisted from Edge
field. Three enlisted in Johnston.
We greatly appreciate an invita
tion to attend the Westminster High
School commencement May 24 and
25. It was sent to us by Jesse Tim
merman, a son of our friend, Mr.
Elijah Timmerman. Jesse is a mem
ber of the graduating class.
The Advertiser acknowledges an
invitation from Miss Marie Marsh
to attend the commencement exer
cises of Columbia .college to be
held from May 25 to 29. Miss Marie
is a full graduate, having made a
good record since entering the col
Mr. Harrison Parks has volun
teered for the navy and will report
to Columbia in a few days. He
will be a member of the reserve
corps and will not be called into
active service for some time but
will receive full pay from the day
of his acceptance.
Capt. W. A. Collett left Sunday
morning for the training camp at
Ogletbrope. He has had consider
able experience in military service
and his friends confidently believe
that he will make a good record at
the training camp and be given a
very desirable assignment.
The continued cold weather has
caused the farmers gravest con
cern. Mwch of the cotton is dying
and germination has practically
stopped. Many farmers in the
Johnston section of the county have
plowed up cotton that was thinned
out by the cold and have planted
While in conversation with "Un
cle" Zack Boone a few days ago
as to the effect of the cold upon cot
ton, we asked him why he did not
reside on his farm on Turkey creek
and manage it personally. His la
conic reply waa: I won't live in
any house that ain't got a petticoat
and bonnet in it."
Mr. E. W- Samuel is making
rapid progress with the erection of
his brick shop adjoining the livery
stable of Mr. B. L. Holston, He
will conduct a garage and machine
shop at this place. _Mr. Samuel will
make a specialty of auto repairing
and welding by gas. making broken
machinery stronger than when new.
It is probable that Edgefield will
contribute two splendid young men,
Mr. Horace Cogburn and Mr. Ralph
Jones, to the corps of experienced
railroad men who will go to France
soon to improve transportation fa
cilities near the firing line. No
other county or State will send two
finer specimeus than Horace and
Mr. P. S. Norris of Aiken has
been appointed by Governor Man
ning as one of the surveyors to re
survey the county line between
Edgefield and Aiken counties. Mr.
S. M. Smith was appointed some
time agc to represent Edgefield
county in the survey or location ot
the line. Mr. Norris is a graduate
of the Citadel and has had consid
erable practical experience as a sur
The editor of The Advertiser
gratefully acknowledged the receipt
of an invitation to attend the Wof
ford commencement, which was
sent to us by Gill Dunovant, a
young man of whom Edgefield is
very proud. Gill has gradulated
from Wofford and has gone to
Oglethorpe to attend the military
training school. Before entering
upon government service he came
by Edgefield Saturday to see the
There will be a conference of the
members of Red Hill church next
Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock
and a full attendance is urged. Du
ring the time that the church is
without a pastor every layman
should feel the responsibility that
rests upon him for the activities of
the church and respond to every
call to duty. There should be a
full conference at Red Hill Sunday
Death of Mrs. Hugh Hamilton.
Sunday afternoon Mrs. Hamilton,
the beloved wife of Mr. Hugh T.
Hamilton, died of pneumonia after
an illness of only eleven days.
Scarcely a death occurs anywhere
without some special reason why it
is peculiarly sad and unfortunate,
from a human standpoint. Besides
the bereaved husband, the death of
Mrs. Hamilton leaves a sweet little
daughter just five years of age.
This dear little girl is almost too
young to remember her mother, cer
tainly she will in the future years
recall but little of her. She will
never know the comfort and joy, to
say nothing of the real value, of a
mother's love and devotion. She
will have a faithful|and loving fath
er but not a mother. Before her
marriage Mrs. Hamilton was
Debrah Rodie and was reared in
Sound, Maine. She was a trained
nurse and was residing in Jackson
ville, Fla., at the time she married
Mr. Hamilton. Her relations re
side in the North and possess con
siderable wealth. The funeral was
conducted Monday afternoon by
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones.
Edgefield Extends Sympathy.
In this hour of unspeakable sor
row over the death early last week
of their little son, Benjamin Croker
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Miller
have the profound sympathy of
their Edgefield friends. The name,
Benjamin Croker, made this little
son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller dear to
the Edgefield friends of his great
uncle, the late Benjamin Croker
In this dark hour these bereaved
friends can find comfort in the
thought that their little one has
been w?f*ed to the bosom of Him
who has always been the esnecial
friend of the little child and that
little Benjamin has been taken in
! his sweet innocence from the blight
ing and contaminating things of
earth to that home of eternal joy,
there to await the coming of father
Pleased With Army.
Recently Mr. Douglas Timmer
man enlisted for service in the army
and has been stationed at Savannah.
Saturday his father, Mr. J. R. Tim
merman, went to Savannah to see
Douglas and secured a furlough of
a week for him. They arrived
from Savannah Sunday night.
Douglas has been warmly greeted
by his friends. He is greatly pleas
ed with the life of a soldier thus
far. He gained considerable ex
perience while a cadet at Clemson
during the past session. Next Sat
urday Douglas will return to his
post in Savannah. When one of
his Edgefield chums asked when he
expects to go to Europe for service,
Douglas smilingly replied that he
expects to spend Christmas in
Berlin. Other gallant Edgefield
boys will share the pleasure with
Boys Enrolling for Clubs.
There were several boys t the
pig and corn club meeting at the
Bank of Edgefield last Saturday.
Mr. L. L. Baker was present and
made an interesting talk, urging
the boys to enter this important en
terprise. Since then other boys
have sent in their names; desiring
to become m ambers of these clubs.
The Bank is still extending the in
vitation to the boys of the county,
as stated in previous notices appear
ing in the papers. It is not too late
boys. We hope to see a large
number on Saturday of this week.
Come in and talk it over.
Very soon there will be an effi
cient County Farm Demonstrator in
this county with headquarters at
Edgefield and he will visit you
get your pigs and give you valua
ble instructions about growing hogs
andoom. Get your pigs boys and
be ready when he comes.
Baby Day to be Observed.
On Friday, the 25th of May, the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of Edgefield will observe
Baby Day, the occasion to be cele
brated in tlie courthouse.
W. C. T. U. Spoon Babies.
All children in Edgefield county
or elsewhere of any whose mothers
have belonged to the W. C. T. U.
at Edgefield, and who have been
presented with silver spoons, are in
vited to be present and they will be
guests at dinner of the Edgefield
W. C. T. U.
Dinner will be served to all moth
ers and babies and any other per
sons for 30 cents, thus to cover the
expenses of the occasion, and to
carry on the work of saving the
It is expected that an afternoon
lecture will be provided for and an
automobile ride for all mothers and
In the evening there will be a lec
ture by Dr. Sophia Branson, M. D.,
of Sumter, S. C., on "How to Stay
Young and How to Grow Young
All mothers who have received
spoons aro requested to send the
full name and age of each child
who has received one to Mrs. W. B.
Cogburn as soon as this is read.
Card of .Thanks.
We adopt this means cf express
ing our heartfelt gratitude to our
friends and neighbors for their lov
ing attentions during the illness
and death of our little baby. We
are especially grateful to those who
visitedand ministered to us and to our
little babe in our home and also to
the very 'kind and thoughtful
friends who furnished their cars
when we took the little form to
Edgefield for burial in our family
square. Words fail to express the
sincere gratitude of our heartsfi|
we trust that at some future I
we shall be able to return thesfl
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. PrescB
Cold Spring, S. C.
ELECTRIC e The S Jgj?
Appropriate Exercises in Opera
House. Eloquent Address.
Dinner Served to Veter
ans. Graves Decorated.
A large audience assembled in
the opera house Thursday at ll
o'clock for the observance of Mem
orial Day, all arrangements having
been completed by the Daughters
of the Confederacy. The rostrum
was decorated with flowers and a
number of Confederate flags.
Hon B. E. Nicholson was master
of ceremonies and announced "Dix
ie" aa the first number which was
sung by the school children. This
was followed by prayer by Rev. E.
C. Bailey and a chapter was read
from the Bible by Rev. A. L. Gun
ter. The next number was a song,
"Bring Flowers," by Miss Hortense
Woodson, Isabelle Byrd, Mary
Marsh, Eleanor Minis, Mae Rives
and Gladys Lawton. A song with
violin obligato, entitled "Carry Me
Back to Old Virginny" was sung
by Miss Miriam Norris and Miss
The orator of the day, Rev.
Carter Helm Jones of Seattle, "Wash
ington, was introduced by Ex-Gov.
Sheppard with accustomed ease and
grace. Dr. Jones is an elder bro
ther of Dr. E. Pendleton Jones and
had been engaged in a revival meet
ing in Augusta for a week before
coming to Edgefield. His address
on this occasion excelled all patri
otic addresses ever before delivered
in Edgefield. He is not only an
eloquent and forceful speaker but
has Confederate history at his
finger's end. Furthermore, Dr.
Jones has an additional advantage
over many Memorial Day speakers
in that he was born and reared
amid the battlefields of Virginia andi
has the added inspiration of being!
personally acquainted with the im-'
Immediately following the close
of Dr. Jones' matchless address,
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman appeared
upon the rostrum and after giving
expression to appropriate words
presented Dr. Jones with a large
bouquet of roses in behalf of the
Edgefield chapter, Daughters of the
A collection was taken for the
scholarship fund of the general
organization, after which the ben
ediction was pronounced by Rev.
R. G. Shannonbouse.
Immediately after leaving the
opera house the veterans, about 35
in number, repaired to the vacant
store in the opera house building
where dinner was served in the
honor of the Daughters of the Con
Early in the afternoon the ladies
with the assistance of the children
who compose the Bald Eagle chap
ter, decorated the soldiers' graves
and the monument on the public
square. Memorial Day of 1917
will be a source of pleasant mem
ories to all who attended the exer
cises and to those who participated.
D. A. R. Meeting.
Mrs. James R. Cantelou enter
tained the monthly meeting of the
D. A. R. on Tuesday afternoon. A
large number of the membership
were present, and a pleasant pro
gramme was carried out.
The roll was called by the cor
responding secretar}-, Mrs. J. W.
Peak, and each one responded with
an appreciation for the retiring offi
cers, each of which was very grace
The minutes were read by the
secretary, and a report of the na
tional congress recently held in
Washington wa9 read by Mrs. B. E.
Miss R?sela Parker played "The
Flower Song" .on the violin, accom
panied on the piano by Miss Annie
The election of officers resulted in
the following: Regent, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman; recording secre
tary, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins; histo
rian, Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, and
the remaining officers were retained,
as the time limit had not expired.
Mrs. N. G. Evans is tho retiring]
regent, Mrs. Mamie Tillman histo
rian and Mrs. J. W. Peak recording]
Some plans were made for auto
trip along some old trails in our|
county for the middle of June.
The hostess, Mrs. Cantelou, served
a dainty iced course with cakes.
This was the last regular meeting]
of the season.
Mrs. "Woodson was elected gene-j
alogist for the chapter for the en
Grave a Mound of Flowers.
Thursday, May 10, was the anniver
sary of the death of Mrs. Fannie
Tompkins and on that day devoted
friends who have an abiding affec
tion for this good woman, who
never grew wearyin well doing, cov
ered her grave with lovely flowers,
the most beautiful that Edgefield
gardens afford. Shakespeare was
mistaken; the good that men and
women do does live after them.
Meeting of Women Called. ?
All women of Edgefield county
who desire to become members of
the Edgefield Chapter of the Nation
al League for Woman's Service du
ring the present crisis, will meet at
the county court housp on Thursday
afternoon the 17th, at 4 o'clock, for
the purpose of organization.
Mrs. N. G. Evans,
After Rights of Way.
Engineer Henry Haskell, of Co
lumbia, was in Greenwood Thurs
day in conference with Rev. W. P.
B. Kinard, of Epworth, and Mr.
Kenneth Baker, of Greenwood, of
the committee on the proposed rail
road from Greenwood to Johnston.
Mr. Haskel is representing certain
interests backing a road from Co
lumbia to Greenwoud. The local
people are bound to the route) from
Greenwood to Johnston, and frank
ly stated to Mr. Haskell their posi
tion. He has been securing rights
of way on the proposed line from
here. Mr. Haskel has secured a
number of rights of way and will
continue. All parties concerned
feel that nothing can be done as
long aa the war situation remains
as it is.-Greenwood Index.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Whereas a petition has been filed,
and all legal requirements having been
met, it is ordered that the regularly
appointed Board of Trustees forcEdge
field School District No. 25, do hold an
election in the court-house at Edge
field, Friday June 1, 1917, to vote upon
the question of levying and collecting
an additional special tax of three (3)
mills on the dollar of all taxable prop
erty in said district, proceeds of such
additional levy to be used for school
purposes in Edgefield District. No. 25.
Those favoring such additional levy
shall vote "Yes," and those opposing
such additional levy shall vote "No."
The polls shall open at 8 o'clock a.
m., and close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in
all respects comply with section 1208,
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
G. F. LONG.
Co. Board of Education,
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Programme of Closing Exercises?
The Trenton school will close its
year's work with the following ex
ercises on Friday,. May 18, and Sat
urday, May 19,. 1917:
FRIDAY, 8:30 P. M.
Pantoraine, "Jesus Lover of My
"The Soldier Boy and the Red:
"Guess Who," song: and drill.
Wand Flag Drill.
Address, Dr. W. S. Currell, Pres
ident University of South Carolina,
SATURDAY, 11:00 A. M. 1
"What is an American?" Marsh
"The School as a Social Center,"
"The New South," Wright Moore.
"The Southern Writers," Bailey
"Mona's Waters," Lillian Marsh.
This will be followed by a pic
nic. The public is cordially in
vited and earnestly urged to attend
all of the exercises. We are espec
ially fortunate in securing Dr.
Currell, who is a noted lecturer.
And Late Crops
"Every Pound Of Food Is Going;
To Be Needed" Says Jno. B.
Jobson-New Plow The Very
Thing For Late Plantings.
That this section has plenty of time
to measure up to every requirement
in the food crisis is the firm opinion of
Jno. B. Jobson, inventor of the Jobson
plow and founder of the Jobson Sys
tem of Agriculture.
"It is true there is no time to
waste," says Jobson, "and it is also
true that there is no cleared land that
we can afford to leave idle this season.
What every man, woman and child in
Rbe U. S. today should do is to plant
ood, and to encourage everybody also
j to do the same."
"All available land should be broken
up and planted in late corn, turnips,
cabbage and other things that will sus
tain life. Every pound of food raised
is going to be needed and every pound
will be just that much to uphold our
great nation in the coming hour of
To get the best results from land
that is broken right now or later in
the season, the Jobson System meth
ods are strongly advised, for the re
markable Jobson Plow is the one im
plement that exactly meets our needs.
It is inexpensive, practical and easily
adapted to any and all conditions. It
goes deeper on less draft than any
other plow and it is, as a great South
ern writer said, "Just the thing for
every farmer in America to have right
Every reader ot this paper ought to
get a free copy of the new farm paper,
"Common Sense Farming" or other lit
erature on the Jobson System without
For further information apply to
W. L. Dunovant, Edgefield, S. C.,'
or to other Jobson System Agencies
throughout this section. Home of
fice, Atlanta, Ga.
of Ford Cars
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get the benefit of
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.