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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, May 22.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. W. C. Lynch made a business
trip to Columbia Friday.
Mr. A. E. Padgett left Tuesday
afternoon for Kew York on a busi
ness tri p.
Mr. W. .S Cogburn's friends gave
him a very cordial greeting while he
was here Thursday.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard is in
Charleston attending the commence
ment of the Citadel.
Mrs. J. H. Reel spent a portion of
last week in Lexington visiting her
4anght*r, Mrs. T. C. Callison.
A Red Cross rally will be held at
?ilgal church next Sunday afternoon
at four o'clock.
Mr. J. H. Reel, accompanied by
Ids family, visited his son, Mr. J. B.
Reel, at Camp Jackson, Sunday.
Mr. John H. Miller ia having con
siderable repairs and changes made
on his cottage near tho public square.
Mr. Hairy King of. Savannah was
a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Norris several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ouzts
who are now making their home rn
Augusta spent Sunday here with Mrs
What will farmers do next fall
for sacks for picking cotton? It ap
pears that all of the sacks are being
sold and shipped to "somwhere in
America." "... .
* Mr. Harrison Parks spent the
week-end here with his father, Mr.
R. H. Parks. Mr. Parks is now head
salesmau for a leading shoe firm in
' Mr. Walter Cantelou left Monday i
for Columbia to enter the employ
ment of the Taylor Drug Company
The Advertiser wishes him every poa
albie success, ..??Mr*
Mrs. J. Wm. Thurmond returned
Tuesday night after spending sev
eral weeks in the hospital in Colum
bia. Her friends will be delighted
to know that she has been bene
Mr. W. ?. Cain of Sumter spent
several dajs here last week visiting
his daughter, Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Mr. Cain has m3ny friends in Edge
field and was very cordially greeted.
A meeting of the County Demo
cratic Executive committee will be
held next Saturday morning at 10
o' clock for the purpose of transact
ing important business in connection
with the campaign.
WThile the April and May rains
have made the grass grow, they have
likewise made the grain "stretch
np." Practically all grain that was
fertilized or sown upon good land
will yield a satisfactory harvest.
Mr. J. A. Timmerman, Jr., who
has been holding a government po
sition in Washington came to Edge
field Monday to be at home a few
days before leaving for Camp Jack
son, with twenty-one other young
men, Saturday morning.
Mr. J. D. Holstein, Jr., who now
finds himself Corporal Holstein
spent Sunday here with his parents.
Mrs. Holstein visited Camp Jackson
Saturday and he was given permis
sion to return with her.
Lieut. R. G. M. Dunovant, who
seems to grow taller, broader and
better looking with each succeeding
visit, came over from Camp Jackson
and spent Saturday and Sunday here
with his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Mr. James E. Hart, Jr., is down
from Camp Sevier on a short fur
lough. He says all of the Edgefield
boys were transferred from Camp
Jackson to Camp Sevier last week.
They are all well and enjoying camp
Mr. F. M. Tucker of Woodruff, S.
C., was a visitor in Edgefield last
week. Mr. Tucker is the well-liked
and successful Principal of Red Hill
School and his friends are glad to
know that he has accepted the school
for another terra.
Mr. William W. Adams who vol
unteered for aviation duty and is
now stationed at Amerieus, Ga., is
at home for a few days. He is well
and is steadily increasing in statue,
having gained 12 pounds since enter
ing the service. He has been very
warmly greeted by his friends.
Miss Mary Jones is at home from
her school in North Carolina, having
spent several days at Coker College
on her way home.
We are indebted to Miss Mary
Lewis for an invitation to the com
mencen- nt of the Greenville Wom
an's C "^ge which will be held
Judge N. L. Brunson announces
that he is a candidate for re-election
as magistrate of the 1st district. He
is filling the place satisfactorily, we
tare confident that the people will
J re-elect; him.
j Mrs. W. D. Allen and little Hord
returned from Greenville Monday
where they had been spending sev
eral weeks in order to be with Lieut.
Allen before he was ordered to leave
Camp Sevier for overseas duty.
The person who can and will not
make a contribution to the Red
Cross work will experience a con
sciousness-a sort of guiltiness
that there is something wrong. And
there is something badly wrong. He
has failed to do his duty.
The members of Horn's Creek
church are requested to attend a
coRferenca of the church at five
o'clock (fast time) Sunday afternoon,
A report will be made by the com
mittee which was appointed to rec
ommend a pastor to the church.
Among the Edgefieldians who at
tended the Murray-Tompkins wed
ding in Columbia Saturday were Mr. 1
and Mrs. Arthur S. Tompkins, Miss- 1
es Ruth, Mae and Grace Tompkins, 1
Mr. and Hrs. J. G. Holland, Mrs. H. 1
A. Smith, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, 1
Miss Helen Tillman, Miss Elizabeth '
Smith and Mr. P. L. Cogburn. 1
Mr. William Elliot, the State Food ;
Administrator, has given official no j
tice that hereafter the government ,
will not supply millers with certify (
cates to issue to farmers when corn ?
it ground. As millers will have to pro
vide these blank certificates them
selves The Advertiser will for the con
venience of millers in this vicinity
print and keep on hand a supply of
blank certificates. These will be fur
nished for 25 cents per hundred,
cash with order, which is about cost.
A compliment has been paid Mr.
S. McG. Simkins by being selected,
without solicitation, an attorney to
represent the government at the
camps in assisting alien soldiers in
obtaining naturalization papers. Con
gressman Byrnes wired Mr. Simkins
this morning of his appointment.
Having rceived his commission,
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp is now post
master at Edgefield. We feel confi
dent that he will render faithful, sat
isfactory service. For a short time
at least Mr. Mellichamp will have
a capable assistant in Mr. Mark Mil
ler, who will probably accept anoth
er position later.
Must Report Flour.
All merchants are required to
make a report to the State Food
Administrator of the flour on hand.
Blanks can be obtained from the
State Food Administrator for mak
ing the report.
Hereafter flour cannot be ordered
from without the State. without a
?pecial permit from the State Food
Administrator. Flour can be pur
chased within the Slate without a
New Church Building.
The members of Berea church have
decided to erect a new, larger and
more modern house of worship, the
work to begin sometime, during the
summer. The old building will ba
sold standing to the highest bidder.
All of the lumber has been sawed,
having been donated by Mrs. Jane
Harling. She was one of the charter
members of Berea ehurch and has
always been one of its most gener
ous and most loyal supporters. Mrs.
Harling also gave the church two ad
ditional acres of land which make?
it possible for the new building to
be erected nearer the public road
which passed near the church.
Save Your Sacks.
Judging from the hundreds, and
possibly thousands, of sacks that
have been sold in Edgefield during
the past few weeks, farmers have
been rather neglectful of their gua
no sacks and crocus bags of all kinds.
It is very probable that many of
these sacks were stolen or picked up
about the farm where they were ap
parently thrown aside. With the pros
peet of cotton sheets selling next fall
at $1.25, costing merchants $1.00
in large lots, it behooves farmers to
save their sacks. Four sackB of aver
age size sewn together will make a
good cotton sheet. These four sacks
would probably bring the seller now
about 40 or 50 cents, while next fall,
in the form of cotton sheets, they
will cost bim $1.25.
To Our Advertisers.
It is our desire to issue The Ad
vertiser on time hereafter. In or
der to do this ali copy for advertise
ments must bo in our office not
later thanjMonday afternoon.
The people of Edgefield county
owe Mr. R. ]ST. Broadwater, Mr.
YV. A. Strom and Mr. S. McG.
Simkins a debt of gratitude for go
ing to Chattanooga last week and
bringing the Dixie Highway hack
with them. It has been secured for
Edgefield. This is the most pro
gressive step that our town and
county have taken in a long time.
An Abiding Interest.
When the division was moved
from Camp Sevier Sunday, probably
for duty overseas, there went out a
company in which Edgfield will have
an abiding interest. It is commanded
by Capt. Wiliam Carter, a former
Edgefield boy; W. D. Allen is first
lieutenant; S. B. Mays is a sergeant;
Frank Reese, cook and mess sergeant
Ben F. Talbert, a corporal. That all
of these Edgefield boys are making
a good record is shown by their pro
motions. r, ? ,4
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Near Serious Accident.
While Mr. S. E. Morgan was en route
to Columbia Sunday to visit, his son,
Mr. Egbert Morgan, at Camp Jack
son, being accompanied by bis fam
ily, his large touring car turned tur
tle between Lexington and Columbia.
Tin most serious accident was sus
taind by Mrs. Morgan whose arm
was broken near the wrist. Mr. Mor
gan's friends are delighted that they
sseaptd without more serious injury.
Mr. Morgan proved himself to be
game. In a short time after the ac
rident, he was again at the wheel,
driving his ear to Columbia as se
renely as if nothing had occurred.
A near-serious conflagration oc
curred Saturday afternoon when the
storage tank of the Standard Oil
Colnpany, containing about 6,000
gallons of gasoline, caught fire.
Mr. W. A. Strom is the local rep
resentative of the Standard Oil
Company and Mr. E. G. Hahn un
der his direction has charge of the
deliveries. When Mr. Hahn opened
the tank to measure the contents in
some unaccountable way the gas
ignited. Mr. T. A. Hightower at
once ordered the hose of the Addi
son Mills turned on the blaze and it
ws.8 smothered before any serious
damage ?esulted. Mr. Hahn was
slightly burned about the face,
practically no other injury result
Will Lose Splendid Citizen. 1
While we rejoice over the bargain
which Mr. Lem Harling has secured
through purchasing a farm of some
thing over 200 acres within five miles
of Millen, Ga., for $7,000 cash, yet c
we deeply regret to lose such a good '
citizen. The soil and character of the c
land is similar to that of the Trenton 1
section. The farm which Mr. Harling
has purchased is located 55 miles
from Augusta, within one and one- 1
quarter miles of the Augusta South
ern railroad. It is near a good school
and within half a mile and two miles
of Methodist and Baptist churches,
respectively. Mr. Harling has sold c
his Berea farm to Mr. Frank Watson
and will move to his new Georgia f
home the latter part of December. 1
His removal will be a distinct loss 1
to Edgefield county, and particularly *
to Berea church and community. J
How To Give Quinine To Children. c
FEBRILINE is the trade-mn rk name given to an
improved Quinine, lt is a Tasteless Syrup, plea*.-- (
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine. I
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot (
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try I
it the oext time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask ior 2-ounce original package. The ?
name FEBRILINE i? blown ia beule. 25 cents- ,
Quarterly Conference. J
Second quarterly conference for
Parksville Circuit will be held at the
school house at Meriwether on 26th 1
inst, instead of being held at Barr's 1
The official board is especially
urged to attend. ]
A. O. Rice, P. C.
Plum Branch, S. C. I
Why the United States Entered
the World-wide War. 1
On April 6, 1917, the United States 1
of America declared war on Germa
ny. There are many reasons why we ]
took up arms and began fighting the 1
German Huns, side by side, with our j
brother countries, France and Eng- ?
land, but I will only try to state a '
few reasons why we entered the war. I
Could we have kept out of this :
struggle? I say, "No." The Huns, i
who are bamarians, comparatively ?
speaking, sank the "Lusitania" with
American citizens on board. We did '.
not g? to war then but there were '
I am aut
ither ships sunk. Germany sent notes
o our government, trying to "splain
iway." People that do things right
lever have to explain why and as we
lave found out, these were mere
icraps of paper.
I cannot dwell on how she treated
Belgium. It is too horrible to think
>f. The atrocities of the Germans to
vard Belgium are almost beyoud the
:onception of the human mind. Yet
ibove the din of battle we have heard
he cry of the orphan, the widow and
;he homeless. We are going to their
.escue. Could we have stood within
he call and not answered?
Belgium is not the only country
'rom which we have heard the cry
'or help; but Poland, Armenia and
>thers have asked for our aid.
We are fighting chiefly, as our
jreat President, Mr. Wilson, has put
t, "to make the world safe for de
nocracy." We fight to set free Bel
gium and to set free the other small
:ountries or, in other words, we are
lighting to make this old world a
lecent place to live in. We are not
>nly fighting for the liberty of oth
;rs but for our liberty. Our boys are
jiving their life's blood for this prin
:iple, "Democracy." For Democracy
mw and ever. We are fighting
igainst principalities, against powers
igainst rulers of the darkness of this
vorld and against spiritual wicked
less in high places.
"Wherefore we need to put on the
vhole armour of God that we may
je able to withstand in the last day
ind having done all, to stand."
(Paper by 10th grade pupil of the
Edgefield High School.)
Closing Exercises of Edgefield
The following is a pogram of the
:ommencement exercises of the
Edgefield High School:
Friday evening, May 31st will take
place the annual celebration of the
McDuffie Literary Society. The pro
gram of this evening will consist of
a Declamation Contest and debate.
The subject for debate is: "Resolved
that South Carolina should have a
state wide compulsory ?education
law." This question is one of interest
and importance throughout the state.
On Monday evening, June 3rd, the
Eleventh Grade will give their play.
This will consist of a double bill,
?horized to sell
'e oil mill eqi
g" to the Addisc
? 10 cotton gi
me at once, I c
ey. The entiri
st be sold.
two one-act plays. The first, "An M
Alarm of Fire," the second, "The
Slacker." These plays are full of in- JJ
terest and action. These young peo- D?
pie are being trained by Miss Annie
Clisby, and it is certain that those ]?(
who come will be entertained through cc
out the evening. An admission foe
of 25cts. for children and 35cts. for D?
adults will be charged. All money
taken in except the necessary ex
penses will go to the Red Cross. This JJ(
should appeal to everybody in town JJ
and we should have a record-break
ing crowd. E?
On Tuesday evening the music
pupils of Miss Miriam Norris' mu- F]
sic class will give their recital and
on Wednesday evening the gradu?t- gt
ing exercises will be held. Six young Fi
ladies will finish tho course and be G
granted diplomas. The graduates
are: Misses Neta Ouzts, Annie May
Culbr?ath, Lydia Brunson, Annie
Velma Cogburn. The annual address
will be delivered by Dr. Reed Smith
of the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Smith ia a young and vigorous
speaker. No one should fail to hear
All exercises will begin promptly
at 9 o'clock. The public is given a
cordial invitation. The war is occu
pying rightly the predominant place
in everybody's mind, but let us not
forget our school, a support of it is | gv
strengthening the inner line of de
fence. The way to show your support
and your interest in your own boys
and girls is to attend their exercises. I tc
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded b
and High School
8th Month. j.
Graded School. r
First grade-William Byrd, Mary ^
Cantelou, Jim Covar, Naomi Davis, e(
Janie Edwards, Elisabeth Kemp, Dor v
othy Marsh, Walton Mims, Gorge Ed
ward Sheppard, Martha Stewart.
Second grade-Arthur Bee, Fitz
mauriee Byrd, Rudolph Davis, Elea- ^
nor Duno^ant, Dorothy Hart, Mazie
Kemp, Hiram Lowe, John Nixon, ?,
Byrnes Ouzts, Harry Paul, Maurice
Rubenstein, Mary Thurmond, J. R.
Third grade-Effie Allen Lott, g
Ovlando Morgan, June Nicholson, ^
M'lton Swearingin, Margaret Strom, 5
artha Thurmond, Frances Wells.
Fourth Grade-Elizabeth Bailey,
ary Lilly Byrd, Anne Lawton, Al
Fifth grade-Isabel Cheatham, Fe
:ia Mims, Rhett Morgan, Alice Pres
itt, May Rives, Robert Tompkins.
Sixth grade-Isabel Byrd, Eliza
ith Lott, Edwin Rives, John Wells.
Seventh grade -Clarence Boyd,
lymond Folk, Helen, Nicholson,
sbert Ouzts, George Tompkins,
ighth grade-Lois Mims.
Nineth grade-Carolee Cogbum,
Tenth grade-Emma Blocker, Mar
iret Blocker., Hob Byrd, Edwin
jlk, William Gaines, Ilene Harling,
Eleventh grade-Velma Cogbum.
he Kind Edgefield Readers Cannot
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