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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, January 23.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
The most vital question now: "Is
the grain all killed?
Miss Rosa Hill of Augusta is
here visiting Miss Sadie Mims.
Mr. Watson Ouzts is now a stu
dent of the Baily Military Institute
Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., is spend
ing a fortnight in Augusta with
Mrs. S. M. Rice of Columbia is
here visiting her sister, Mrs. Bettis
Miss Virginia Addison was among
the Edgefield visitors in Augusta
W7onder how many tax payers
will let their delinquency extend
into March, thereby increasing the
Attention is directed to the new
advertisement of the Corner Store
in this issue.
Miss Elizabeth Raiusford enter
tained some friends at tea Sunday
evening in honor of her cousin,
Lieut. Benjamin Greneker.
Mr. A. T. Coles, of Wheaton,
111., has arrived to spend several
months in Edgefield. He visited
Edgefield about this time last year.
Little Andrew Prescott Covar is
the name of the little gentleman
who has come to bring added sun
shine and joy into the lives of Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Covar.
Mrs. Milton Parker, Sr., and her
daughter, Miss Irene Parker, have
returned to Edgefield after spend
ing the past year in Seattle, Wash
ington, with Mr. B. H. Parker.
When long-legged, blue-stem col
lards cannot stand the winter you
can know that it is a hard one.
They have all succumbed to as great
extent as the Russians before the
Are you encouraging the children
to buy thrift stamps, instead of
chewing gum and soda water with
their money ? The lesson thus taught
will be worth more to the child
than the aggregate amount saved.
The merchants are falling in line
and are conforming to the letter to
the food conservation regulations.
We do not believe that any mer
chant in the county will knowingly
violate the law in any particular.
If you bear of any excessive profits
being charged in violation o'" the
food conservation regulations report
it to your local representative or
to J. L. Minis, the county food ad
mini>trator. The matter will be in
vest i g a ted promptly.
Announcement is made in The
Advertiser's columns this week that
Mr. Horace J. McGee of Anderson
has been appointed general agent
for the State of South Carolina of
the New England Mutual Life In
surance Company of Boston.
Assist the local board in locating
registrants who have not yet re
ceived questionnaires. Some regis
trants, colored people especially,
move from place to place without
leaving any change of mail address,
which makes it difficult for the
board to locate them.
A delegation went to Columbia
this morning to represent Edgefield
county in the hearing concerning
the disputed area which was cut
from Aiken last summer. An effort
is being made by the Aiken delega
tion to retain the strip of land
which belongs to Edgefield.
Price of Sugar.
The following has been received
from the State Food Administrator
concerning the price of sugar:
"The Food Administration has
set a profit of 25 cents a hundred
pounds as the amount to be charged
for brokerage by brokers and others
for segar going from the refiner to
the retailer. If two or three brok
ers handle it they must divide the
25 cents. On the retail price of
sugar only a reasonable profit is re
quired. The reasonable profit to
the retailer should approximate ten
per cent. Recently the Food Ad
ministration ruled that 12 cents a
pound was an excessive charge for
sugar. They have raised no objec
tion to a charge of ll cents; how
ever, many of the merchants are
selling sugar at 10 cents.;>
Mrs. John Rainsford Entertained.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. John
Rainsford proved herself to be a
most charming hostess, having en
tertained her card club in a very
beautiful manner. Four tables were
arranged, all the members and several
visiting ladies being present. 'rhe
highest score was made by Miss
Ruth Timmerman, who was pre
sented with a box of stationery, the
guest's prize being presented to Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou. At the close of
the game the hostess served chicken
salad, pear salad, crackers and cof
fee. _ _
Young Canadian Sergeant.
The next lyceum number will be
given about the middle of February,
and it will be intensely interesting.
The famous Canadian regiment,
"The Princess Pat," will send us
Sergeant Flahiff, who spent seven
months in the trenches, and has
been "over the lop" in two big
drives. Mr. Flahiff will appear in
his Cai.adian sergeant's uniform,
and will have on the platform with
him gas masks, bombs and other
modern instruments of war. His
coming should appeal to the patri
otism of our people, causing the op
era house to be filled to its utmost
capacity. The date of Sergeant
Flahiff's coming will be announced
If you have a son, brother or
sweetheart in any of the training
camps buy a Smilea<re book and
mail it to him. He will not only
appreciate your thoughtfulness, but
he will enjoy the entertainments to
'which the coupons in the book will
admit him. There are two kinds
of Smileage books, one sells for
?1.00 and the other $5.00, the only
difference'being in the number of
coupons each contains. The former
contains twenty coupons or admis
sion tickets and the latter contains
one hundred coupons. The Civic
League will conduct the sile of
these books in Edgefield, having ap
pointed a committee of ladies to
take charge of the work. Scores of
Smileage books should be purchased
in Edgefield and sent to our young
men in the camps, enabling them to
attend the entertainments that are
provided in camp instead of going
into the cities and indulging in
questionable forms of diversion.
Delightful Bridge Party.
The most i lab?rate social func
tion of the new year was the bridge
party tri ven Thursday afternoon by
Miss Virginia Addison at her home.
Nine tables were arranged for those
who participated in the spirited
game of bridge, there being a num
ber of gifted players among the
congenial coterie who gathered
abinit the tables in the parlor. Pot
plants and roses gave added beauty
to the scene. At the close of the
game Mrs. 11 nc h Mitchell was re
warded for making the top score by
being presented with a lovely hand
embroidered sofa cushion. The
guest's prize was presented to Mrs.
F. NV. Miller of Trenton. The
hostess served an elaborate menu
consisting of sliced turkey, cheese
straws, fruit salad, pickle, potato
chios, hot biscuits and coffee. Mr.
II. M. Reynolds and Mr.; Leon
Warren were invited lo act as wait
ers, and it is said that both of these
young gentlemen proved to be past
masters. The lovely party of
Thursday afternoon will afford
pleasant memories for many months
to all who were honored with invi
Civic League Met.
The Civic League met Monday
afternoon by request of the Military
Entertainment Council of Washing
ton, I). C., to formulate plans for
the "Smileage Drive," to begin
Monday, 28th of January. The
following persons were selected to
sel' the smileaire books, and are re
quested to meet at the home of Mrs.
J. G. Edwards on Friday afternoon
at '?.'iO o'clock to receive books and
become familiar with the plan.
This is very important, and we are
extremely anxious for a full com
Miss Marjorie Tom pk i ns, Miss May
Tompkins, Mrs. R. T. Hill, Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou, Mrs. Kate Kenner
ly, Mrs. W. A. Byrd, Mrs. Dr. Ed
wards, Miss Sara Collett, Mrs. W.
Mrs. W. L, Dunovant,
President Civic League.
E. J. Minis, Treas.
Let us sell your rea! estate for
what it is worth.
DAVIS REALTY CO.,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Six mules, will be
sold at a reasonable price. W. W.
Adams &> Company.
Income Tax Returns.
The following interview was
given out by J. H. Courtney Fed
eral Income Tax Agent, who came
to Edgefield on Mondaay to assist
taxpayers in repairing their Income
come tax returns.
"I should appreciate your calling
your reader's attention to the fact
that lam assigned to assist the tax
payer and give such information as
he requests. All information in
trusted to the officer will be treated
in the strictest confidence. The
failure of the taxpayer to see the
officer does not excuse him of lia
bility and the officer is not out at
this time looking up delinquents but
is here to render assistance. Where
there is any doubt as to the liabili
ty I would advise the taxpayer to
be on the safe side and make inqui
ry of those whose duty it is to give
I expect io visit other places in
the county on the dates mentioned
North Augusta, February 4th and
5th (for convenience of citizens liv
in that vicinity.)
Johnston, February 7th and 8th.
Trenton, February 9th and 11th.
Let it be remembered that the
county will be thoroughly canvass
ed after March first and any citizen
found liable will be dealt with ac
cording to the provisions of the
Local Farmers to Get Nitrate.
Government To Sell Nitrate For
Fertilizer Through County Ag't.
Washington, D. C.
Notice'was given to W E Stokes,
Agricultural Agent for Edgefield
County, that the U. S. Department
of Agriculture will sell at cost a
supply of nitrate of soda to farmers
in Edgefield county.
The nitrate was purchased thru
the War Industria Board under the
authority of the Food Control Act
as a part of the program for stimu
lating agricultural production. It
will be unloaded at Atlantic ports
and the price will be $75.50 a ton,
free on board cars at port of ar
rival. Farmers are to pay in addi
tion freight from port of arriyal
and ibe State fertilizer tag fee.
How To Obtain Nitrate: Appli
cations for a part of the 100,000
tons of nitrate bought by the gov
ernment will be received only from
actual fanners or holders of farms
for use on their land, and may be
made through County Agent W.
E. Stokes, Edge?eld, S. C., or
through any member of a local
committee of ll. C. Padgett, Edge
field, Walter W. Wise, Trenton,
and V. E. Edwards, Johnston, S. C.
No money will be required with
the application but upon notice
from the County Agent. Farmers
who have signed applications must
deposit with a local bank, associa
tion, or individual, designated by
the Secretary of Agriculture to act
as the farmers' agent for that pur
pose, money to cover the cost of
the fertilizer except the freight
charge. Alter this money is trans
mitted to Washington the nitrate
will be ''hipped to the farmers. If
applications for nitrate exceed the
supply of about 1UU,0U0 tons the
government will allot the supply cn
a pro rata basis among tho?e who
applied. Applications must be re
ceived by February 4.
Poultry as Part of the Living.
It has always been considered
safe practice in farm management
for farmers to produce as much of
their living on the farm as can be
produced economically. Conditions
make thin more important than
usual. It is now almost impera
The garden and the orchard will
supply the family with a large por
tion of suitable and wholesome
foods. But there will be a demand
for meat and eggs. This demand
will require that enough poultry be
raised and enough eggs be used on
tables of fanners to reduce living
expenses toa minimum.
Plans should be made at the ear
liest possible time to produce these
poultry foods with a view of a sur
plus for the local market. Doubt
less there will be a strong demand
in cities and towns as beef, pork
and mutton will be high and scarce.
Those who produce enough poultry
and eggs to supply their own needs
for economic living will save crops
and animals that otherwise would
be required to pay for food.
Those who increase the number
of fowls and make more food avail
able will have the satisfaction of
rendering valuable service to their
state and the nation. The nation
expects this and will be greatly
benefited by it.-Farm and Ranch.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To pet the genuine, call for full name, LAXA
TIVK BROMO QUININE. Look?orsignatureof
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stop?
cough and headache, and works off cold. 25c
"VTOW--when we face th<
^ five that every acre ol
speeded up - methcx
vide food, not only for our ov
Corn, cotton, truck, barley,
high prices, and a little atten
dredfold later. Planters Fer
have been used with un vary i
has used them and he will sa
For every crop you plan to so
productiveness of your soil. J
or write us direct-NOW. R
Giant Lizard Trade-Mark, st
faction. Do not accept it unli
carly to avoid delayed deli vc
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tc" i tha i,3 JVOO wemen who turn to
C. J ALL'-J cvc:y rr.cu.n for ccirect fash
; ; :z3? for patterer!, fof cccr.omical buying,
] f r Cr~.~y nee?l sworfc, for pood stories-for
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without c t: or JilUVCLB Offer t" Hoya and ?1
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HEBcCAll CO.. 235-2:0 V.'o;t 37!b Street, Hw Tori, U.V.
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity, as
husband, guardian, executor, adminis
trator or trustees arc 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
Bil property that is not returned on or
before the 2()th clay of February in any
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 made se turns.
For the convenience of tax payer?. I
or my representative will be nt the fol
lowing appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns,
Ropers, Monday, Jan. 14th, 1017.
Meriwether, (at Joe Thurmond's
Store), Tuesday, Jan. loth, 1918.
Colliers, Wednesday, Jan. lt?th, 1918.
Ked Hill, Thursday, Jan. 17th, 1918.
W. R. E. Winn's Store, Friday, Jan.
Cleora, Saturday. Jan. 19th, 1918,
Pleasant Lane, Tuesdav, Jan. 22th,
Meeting Street, Wednesday, Jan.
Johnston. Thursday, Jan. 24th, 1918.
Herin,s Store, Friday, Jan. 25th,
Trenton, Saturday, Jan. 26th, 191S.
Thc office will be open to receive re
turns from the tirst day of January till
the 20th day of Feb. 1918, as prescribed
J. R. TI M M ER M AN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas. Thomas J. Callaham
has made suit to me, to grant him
Letters of Administration of the
Estate and effects o) Parthenia Cal-1
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Par
thenia Callaham, deceased, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at j
Edgefield, South Carolina, in my
office on the 20th day of January
(1918) next, after publication there
of at ll o'clock in tire forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why
thc said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 7th
day of January A. D., 1018.S
W. T. KINNAIRD,
? most critical food situation in America's history, it is impera
F land be made to produce its utmost. Crop production must be
ls must be devised to insure heavy harvests, for we must pro
rn countrymen-but for the starving countries of Europe, as well,
wheat, oats-these, and all other crops, will bring phenominally
tion given to the proper soil dressing NOW, will repay you a hun
tilizers are especially suited to the needs of Southern soils. They
ng success throughout the South for years. Ask any farmer who
w, there's a Planters Fertilizer especially designed to increase the
\sk our agent in your town for information, free advice, or prices,
cmember, you should be careful in ordering to specify PLANT
? brands are unsatisfactory substitutes. Look for the well-known
amped plainly on every bag. It's your protection from dissatis
ess it bears this distinguishing mark. Orders should be placed
ries, due to the congestion of freight and traffic due to the war.
utilizer and Phosphate Co.
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. \Yre have the largest stock of
of all kinds that wo have ever shown. It will he a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re
plenished with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which
has every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as
new. Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
We desire to notify the people that
we are agents for the celebrated Chev
rolets Automobiles. If you want a car
let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
E. P. WINN & BROTHERS
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
MCCORMICK AND EDGEFIELD COUNTIES.
F. E. GIBSON, Presidents LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
The Best Time to
a Build is Now
Free booklets on Silos, Barns,
Implement Houses, Residences,
etc., with suggestions of great
Also "Ye Planary" service
through the Lumber Exchange
Ask for further information if
interested. The service is with
Woodard Lumber Co.
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