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Wednesday, January 2.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Rev. and Mrs. A. L. GnnteJ
spent several days last week in
Leesville with relatives.
Miss Mattie Lyon who teaches
the Sweetwater school came home
for the Yuletide.
Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Cleve
land of Greenville spent the holi
day 8easonin Edgefield.
Mr. ai.d Mrs. Manly Dobson
. spent Thursday and Friday with
Mrs. Emma Dobson.
Mrs. B. F. Jones, accompanied
by their little children, is visiting
relatives in Sumter county.
Misses Sunie Talbert and Jeannie
Simkins attended a dance in Au
gusta early last week.
Lieutenant R. G. M. Donovant
secured a furlough from Camp Jack
son for a portion of the holidays, j
Miss Miriam Norris and Miss'
Gladys Rives were visitors in
Georgetown during thc holiday sea
Mr. and Mrs. L, T. May visited
Mrs. William Hunter, Mrs. May's
mother, in Ora. Laurens county,
. ' \
Mrs. Otis M obley of Heath
Springs has been spending the lioli
dav season with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Mr. B.*T. Rainsford, a promi
nent young banker of Greenwood,
visited relatives here during the
Mrs. Emma N. Dobson spent the
holidays very pleasantly iu Greens
boro, N. C., with her son, Mr. j
Charles R. Dobson.
Mr. A. W. Welling of Darling
ton spent several days in Edgefield
lase week with his daughter, Mrs.
Mr. Eustice Prescott spent last
week at his old home and in Edge
field. He has volunteered for mili
tarv service in the medical reserve
Mr. Fred Mims passed through
Edgefield early last week, en route,
to Camp Jackson, having spent a
furlough of four dayt at home.
Mr. W. T. Prescott, now of
Lockhart, was among the visitors
in Edgefield Saturday, being very j
warmly greeted by his friends.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Graydon
came over from Columbia and
spent several days with Mrs. Gray
don's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. 1
McG. Simkins. J
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Burns of
Birmingham have been spend- ;
ing the holiday season in Edgefield (
with Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Shep :
Mrs. Louise Russell of Boston has 1
arrived to spend the remainder of i
the winter in Edgefield. She will ?
be in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. ?
C. Tompkins while here.
The delicious hot chocolate serv- ?
ed by Collett & Mitchell is a very
popular cold weathei drink. This
popular store cools you in summer -
and warms you in winter.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Feltham |
and their two bright little sons who f
are making their home in Florida !
for the present were welcome holi- ]
day visitors in Edgefield. i
Mrs, C. M. Morris of Warren
sville visited her parents, Mr. and '
Mrs. J. W. Reese, several days last
week, and her mother returned to '
Warrenville with her for a short 1
Our friend Jack Harling was in
town Saturday aud stated that he ia ;
uneasy about his grain. Much of
it was sown about the first of De
cember and has not yet appeared
above the ground.
One of the happiest homes in
Edgefield county during the Yule
tide was that of Mrs. T. G. Smith
of thc Harmony-Trenton section.
She had with her that week Mr.
3nd Mrs R. E. Carpenter of Shel
by, N. C., Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Enbanka, of AikeD, and Mrs. M. A.
Carpeuter-of Gastonia, N. C. A
house party of ber children was
held throughout the week.
FOR SALE: Nice bunch of fe
male Duroc pigs two months old,
entitled to registration. Very fine.
W. J. Harling, Colliers, S. C.
Mr. J. Law Hill of Kath wood
was among the holiday vfsT.cjs in
The regular quarterly statement I
of the county supervisor will he
published in The Advertiser next
Mr. Stobo Prescott of Camp
Sevier. Greenville, spent a part of
the Yuletide here with the home
New Year sermons will be
preached this Sundav in the Presby
terian churches. 11.15 at Edgefield
and 7.45 at Trenton.
The town council held a meeting
.Monday and elected Mr. W. L.
Rolston day marshal and Mr. Till
man Birssey night marshal.
Miss Sophie Lowren of Washing
ton, Ga., has been visiting her
mother, Mrs. America Low rey, and
relatives in Edgefield.
Mr. E. H. Folk and his three
sons, Edwin, William and Ray
mond, spent the past week on a
hunting expedition in Colleton
Miss Bertha Hill has been spend
ing her Christmas holidays in Edge
field with relatives and friends. She
is teaching near North, Orangeburg
Mr. W. A. Strom, Dr. B. F.
Jones Mr. C. J. Dennis and J.
Wm. Thurmond, Jr., ara'spending
a week in New York as guests of
Mr. W. H. Lutton.
Most of the merchants are taking
stock this week in order to balance
their books tor ?U7. We believe
most of them will -show a good
profit for Lhe year.
The weather last Sunday, the
coldest day of the winter, proves
that it was wise to postpone the
holdins of the union meeting at
Stevens Creek church.
Mr. H. H. Smith has given up
his position with Mr. L. T. May
and has accepted one with Mr, S.
F. Logan. Mr. Robert Young is
now serving Mr. May as salesman.
Mrs. James S. Byrd and her
two children have been spending
the past fortnight in Columbia with
Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzmaurice.
They were joined by Dr. Byrd dur"
ing several days of the yuletide.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles omith of
Edison, Ga., spent the Yuletide
here with Mrs. Sun ie Talbert, Mrs.
Smith's mother. They also visited
relatives in Parksville before return
ing to Edison.
The opening of school will be
postponed until next Monday on
account of the fiozon condition of
heating plant. Such a course *vas
& wise one. Children should not
be forced to sit in a cold roora.
Mr. M. D. Lyon is here from thc
battleship Pennsylvania for a stay
of a few days, and Mr. Claude Lyon
is down from Camp Sevier for a
brief stay. Both of these patriotic
voung gentlemen have, been very
cordially greeted by their Edgelield
The condition of the grain keeps
everybody guessing. Some say it
is yet reasonably safe, others say it
is somewhat injured, and still
others say it is practically all dead.
The loss of a grain crop with corn
so high would be a heavy loss to
During the pa&t week Mr. Maner
Lawton has had his mother, Mrs.
A.. B. Lawton, of Barton, and sis
ter, Mrs. E. L. Tongue, and her lit
tle daughter Eugenia Tongue, and
jon, Maner Lawton Torgue, of
Spartanburg visiting him. Mrs.
Lawton will remain here with her
jon for a prolonged visit.
Mr. Franic Reese is at home from
Camp Sevier, Greenville, on a
week's furlough, and on Sunday
night he and Miss May Ford of
Graniteville were married by Dr. E.
P. Jones at the home of Mr. Reese's
father, Mr. J. Q. Reese. Thus thia
stay at home has been made doubly
Mr. Oscar Hading, who has been
residing in far-away Alaska for a
number of years, arrived last week
for a visit to his mother, Mrs. Jane
Harling, and other relatives. He
bad to travel about 8,000 or 9,000
miles to reach Edgefield, being on
the road about forty-nine days. Mr.
Harling has been very cordially
greeted by bis Edgefield friends.
Mr. A. F. Broadwater is now a
very successful merchant of Green
wood, being the senior member of
the popular firm of J. L. Rush &
Co. A few nights prior to the holi
days a burglar broke into their store
through the rear window and car
ried off merchandise to the value of
$100, more or less, as the lawyers
boro, treasurer and ?reneral raanag
er, respectively, visited the Addi
son Mills Tuesday.
Auditor J. R. Timmerman pub
lishea his schedule of appointments
commencing at Ropers Monday.
January 14. Read his schedule and
be prepared to maki your returns.
All property, including real estate,
must be returned this year at 5? per
cent, of ils value. The Tax Com
mission has so decreed, and its
mandates must be obeyed.
The only Chrstraas tree of which
we have heard was that givan by
the mill Sunday school. It had a
number of very pleasant features.
Through a irenerous contribution
from the treasury of the mill, pres
ents were provided for everybody
connected with the school, thus as
suring a pleasant time for all. An
attractive musical programme was
arranged, an address by Dr. E. P,
Jones being also a pleasing feature
of thc evening's exercise.
The Local Board.
The local board is holding day
and night sessions in order to keep
ap with the work that is accumula
ting steadily. The last installment
of questionnaires will be mailed
next Tuesday. Registrants arc he
ing classified each day by the boartV
and cards chowing this classification
are mailed to registrants at the close
of the day. It will probably be
several-weeks before all are classi
fied. The District board passes on
all industrial and agricultural
Attention is directed lo the ad
vertisement of Coe-Mortimer com
pany, fertilizer manufacturers of
Charleston, in this it>sue. The
brands are sold in this section by
YV. W.- Adams & Co., and have
given satisfactory results to hun
dreds of Edgetield county farmers
for many years. Include some of
their goods in your 1918 contracts.
Coe-Mortimer company is represent
ed in this section by Mr. VV. P.
Cassels who is universally popular
and thoroughlj reliable.
Mr. T. A. Hierh to wer, who so far
as we are capable of judging, is
making good-yes, very good-as
manager of the Addison Mills, gave
a reception at his home to his over
seers, or superintendents of the
several departments of the mill,
Thursday evening, December 27,
an elaborate feast being served.
The social hour as well as the feast,
was thoroughly enjoyed by all
present. Such thoughtful kind
ness and attention to those in his
employment on the part of Mr.
Hightower will bear fruit for the
Conference in Columbia.
Auditor J. R. Timmerman and
Mr. J.L. Mims, chiirman of the
county equalization board, went to
Columbia Thursday at the request
of the tax commission to attend a
conference of the commission, the
county auditors and chairmen of
the county equalization boards to
discus" the tax situation. The
meeting was addressed by Gover
nor Manning, Senator Alan John
stone and others. The conference
was very helpful and will enable
the different county auditors and
boards to act in assessing property
with a greater degree of uniformity
On Double Duty.
We beg that the readers of The
Advertiser will overlook the short
comings of the paper for the next
few weeks, as the editor is now
bavins to do the work of two or
three men, being on duty from
seven a. m. until 10 p. m., with on
ly a very short recess for meals.
After leaving the sessions of the
board and Bit down to our type
writer in our sanctum here we are
frequently interrupted by requests
for information concerning the reg
ulations, questionnares, etc. But we
always receive everybody with pa
tience and with proper considera
tion, as we have an abiding sympa
thy for all who have registered, and
especially those who are called upon
to make a sacrifice. The editor of
The Advertiser is very busy these
strenuous days but never too busy
to utter a sympathetic word or per
form., a helpful service wherever
aud whenever possible. All we ask
is patience and forbearance on the
part of The Advertiser's readers for
a few weeks. After all of the near
ly 1,800 registrants are classified
the work of the board will be very
much lighter, and then we shall
endeavor to make The Advertiser a
better paper in 1918 than ever be
Rubenstein Thanks His
The year just closed Has been our best
since we have been in Edgefield, and
we take this means of thanking* our
friends and patrons for their very gen
erous patronage. We have built up
our business by hard work and proper
treatment of our cuftomers. We shall
strive during the year 1918 to make it
to the interest of our friends to con
tinue to give us their business, giving
them the benefit of our experience in
judicious buying and dividing profits
Our stock will be replenished in every
department, and we solicit your gener
ous patronage throughout the new
year. We shall make it to your inter
est to spend your money at our stores,
where you can buy high-grade mer
chandise as low as the lowest.
Don't be misled into using infe
rior brands of fertilizers. Use
something that has been thor
oughly tested by Edgefield farm
"Quality Line of Fertilizers"
has been on the market for about
75 years. ' These goods are sold
in Edgefield by
W. W. Adams & Company
Call on Them for Prices
THE COE-MORTIMER CO.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
W. P. CASSELS, Agent, Johnston, S. C., Phone 77