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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, May 29.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss' Royal Peak has returned
her school at Greeleyville.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kennerly spent
a part of last week in Greenwood.
Sheriff W. R. Swearingen motor
ed to Camp Jackson Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn and j
Mrs. J. W. Peak spent Sunday in
Miss Eliza Gary of Abbeville is
here visiting her cousin, Miss Mary
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Byrd motored
to Longmires Sunday and spent the
day with Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fuller.
Corporal J. D. Holstein, Jr., came
over from Camp Jackson and spent
Sunday in Edgefield.
Hon. and Mrs. Walter R. McDon
ald of Augusta visited Mrs. Agatha
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Broadwater of
Ridge Spring were visitors in Edge
field Saturday. .....
Miss Elise Lake is here visiting
Miss Nell Jones and is being very
cordially greeted by her friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cantelou went
over to Columbia on Sunday, spend
ing the day with Walter, who is there
Miss Lallie Peak has returned from
her school near Summerville, having
been re-elected to the same position
Mrs. Norwood Cleveland and little
Norwood,- Jr., have arrived to spend
some time here with Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Padgett.
Misss Patti Major ,Mrs. J. L. Hart
and Miss Gladys Smith spent several
days last week with relatives in
Greenville, Pickens and Easlcy, go
ing over in Miss Major's car.
Misses Emmie and Grace Lanham
will go over to Coker College this
week to see their sister, Miss Minnie
Lanham receive her A. B. degree
from that college.
Miss Ouida Pattison arrived last
night from Anderson where she has
been a student at Anderson College.
Miss Pattison, besides her literary
work, has been taking spacial music.
* Dr. Gordon Quattlebaum of Winns
boro, who made many friends in Edge
field while attending the S. C. C. I,
spent several days here last week as
the guest of Mr. W. A. Byrd and
Dr. J. S. Byrd.
The Advertiser is indebted to Mrs.
Sam. Agner of the Red Oak Grove
community for a basket of beautiful
peaches, the most perfectly formed
and most delightfully flavored peach
es that we have seen this season.
Mrs. Annie Walker and little An
nie Stella left for Atlanta one day
last week. Mrs. Walker will return
to Edgefield after a fortnight's visit
to her son, and the new grand-son
who arrived recently.
Mrs. John Lake who is a member
of the Edgefield D. A. R., at the re
cent meeting at Mrs. Maner Lawton's
on Tuesday afternoon was made an
honorary member of the D. .A. R.
Auxiliary of the Red Cross.
Misses Sophie and Marie Abney
are at home again after spending
several weeks in Savannah with their
niece, Mrs. Anson Ives. Miss Ma
rie Abney will re-open the library
on Thursday afternoon, - June G.
Mrs. W. H. Dorn left for Harts
ville and Coker College on Monday
going over to attend Commencement
when their daughter, Miss Helen,
will rceive a Normal certificate in
music and will be on the commence
Col. W. J. Foley who has resided
in Ohio for a number of years was
a visitor in Edgefield Saturday. He is
spending some time with his daughter
Mrs. A. G. Broadwater, in Ridge
Spring. Col. Foley was superintend
ent of the quarry at Parkhill at the
time it was operated by Col Coleman
In speaking of county politics the
Greenwood Journal had the following
As to county offices only Judge of
Probate John F. Wideman and Clerk
of Court J. K. Durst will have to run
over. Judge Wideman will be a can
didate to succeed himself. As yet he
has no opposition. Mr. G. Shep Yel
dell and Dr. L. H. Russel will oppose
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen of Meet
ing Street were in Edgefield yester
Mrs. 0. P. Bright of Augusta was
the guest of Mrs E. C. Dennis Sat
Mr. W. J. Talbert, Jr., spent last
Friday here visiting his mother, Mrs.
Mr. James R. Cantelou says his
crop of oats is very fine. He har
vested 10 acres of fine oats Monday.
Dr. J. N. Crafton, Mr. H. W. Mc
Kie and Mr. Joe Hammond, a trio
of good citizens of Colliers, were in
Mr. W. A. Strom says work on the
new hotel will begin as soon as every
thing, meaning material of all kinds,
can be gotten.
Mrs. Arthur Childress of Greer
and her sons, Luther and Ben, are
visiting relatives in Edgefield and
Mrs. Ida Boatwright of Ridge
Spring accompanied Mrs. Broadwa
ter in her car and visited her sister
Mrs. Emma Dobson this week.
Mrs. Norwood Cleveland and little
Norwood, Jr., came down from Green
ville Saturday and remained until
Monday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Padgett. ., . .
Mrs. E. J. Munday left Monday
for Columbia to spend some time at
the City Hospital. Her friends here
hope she will be permanently cured
by the special treatment.
Mr. John P. Nixon says the Clark's
Hill fruit crop this year is very sat
isfactory. The earliest peaches have
already been marketed, and prices
were very good, especially when ship
ped to the cantonment cities.
District Attorney J. Wm. Thur
mond, W. A. "Strom, N. G. Evans,
W. T. Kinnaird, J. R. Blocker and
J. L. Mims left yesterday for Ander
son to attend the United States dis
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Scurry motored
to Camp Jackson Sunday to visit
their son, R. M. Scurry. Having ful
ly recovered from the vaccinations,
he is now greatly pleased with camp
Miss Alpha Hammond who has
taught several years at Red Hill has
accepted a position with the Antioch
school for next session. Miss Ham
mond is one of the best teachers in
the county. 4
Lieut. R. G. M. Dunovant spent
the week-end in Edgefield with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Duno
vant. He has been transferred from
Camp Jackson to Camp Dix in New
Jersey, leaving Edgefield Sunday af
ternoon for the latter camp.
Mr. Waliace Wise announces his
candidacy this week for the office of
magistrate of the 2nd district of
Edgefield county. Judge Wise has
made a very capable official, meting
out justice with an even hand, and
will doubtless be elected to succeed
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Whatley of
Augusta spent Sunday in Edgefield
with Mrs. Whatley's brother, Hon. J.
William Thurmond. Mr. Whatley re
mained in Edgefield until Monday af
ternoon. These good people always
receive a very cordial welcome to
Edgefield. This county' gave them up
very reluctantly to Georgia.
Miss Bessie Woodson, a daughter
of Mrs. Agatha A. Wood son who
volunteered several months ago as
a Red Cross nurse left Atlanta
Monday for overseas duty. She
stands very high in her profession.
Miss Woodson also has two broth
ers, Capt. W. A. Woodson and
Sergeant Ab'ney Woodson in the
Grateful for invitation.
The Advertiser is indebted to Miss
Tempie Irene Timmerman for an in
vitation to attend the commencement
exercises of the Westminster High
School Friday evening, May 31. Miss
Tempie is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elijah Timmerman and has the hon
or of being president of the gradu
ating class. It matters not where they
go, Edgefield boys and girls,
and women, bear off the honor
gratulations to our young
The excavation fr
of Mr. W. A. St
the corner cor
of time, ?if
is one of
of the ri?
Address of Welcome, by the Pr?sid
Declamation Contest for 0. Sheppa
1. Rhae Timmerman-Secretary SJ
2. Mitchell Wells-To You, Oh Bri
3. William Folk-?Men and Memori
4. William Jones-Why We've Go
5. Music- "Ojos Criollos" (L. M.
The Debate: "Resolved, That !
Widt Compulsory Education."
I 1. Edwin Folk
) 3. Frances Jones
o Affirmof;,-fl ! 2. Frances Jones
2. Affirmative J 4 Edwjn Fo,k
3. Judges prepare their decision.
4. Annie May Culbreath-A Thank
5. Report of the Judges.
Tip Top Top Dresser.
In this issue of The Advertiser
?will be found a full page advertise
ment of the Batesburg Cotton Oil
Company, giving some very interest
ing facts about its Tip Top Top
Dresser which has been used by hun
dreds of farmers during the past sev
eral years with the most satisfactory
results Read what many leading and
very reliable farmers say about the
results obtained through the use of
the particular fertilizer which is
made and sold only by the Batesburg
Cotton Oil Company.
Enters Army Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Wallace Sheppard, the eldest
son of Ex-Gov. and Mrs. John C.
Sheppard, has volunt?ered and has
been acceped for the army Y. M. C.
A. work and will soon go overseas
to enter upon this special assignment
Mr. Sheppard already has two bro
thers, Mr. J. 0. Sheppard and Capt.
Francis Sheppard, in France. Day
by day Edgefield'3 interest in the
war is quickened because of the in
creasing number of our young men
who almost daily sail for duty on
Addison Mills Generous.
The generosity of the owners of
the Addison Mills is repeated over
and over again whenever an oppor
tunity is presented. They were among
the largest contributors to the Y. M.
C. A. that was raised in the county
for war work last fall and early last
week Mr. T. A. Hightower, the very
capable local manager of the proper
ty received a telegram from the head
office in Boston directing him to sub
ir-ribe $300 to the Red Cross work.
This was exceedingly generous and
our people appreciate this voluntary
contribution from the owners of the
mill. The writer has been reliably in
formed that the owners of the Ad
dison Mills, who also own several
other cotton mills, have in the ag
gregate subscribed for Liberty Bonds
to the amount of $200,000. This is
manifestation of practical patriot
ism, the kind that deserves emulation.
Concerning Grinding Wheat.
For some time farmers and flour
mill owners have naturally been dis
turbed over the recently announced
regulation limiting the quantity of
flour ground at one time for a farm
er to one month's supply. After sev
eral conferences with the State Food
Administrator upon the matter, I
have the assurance from him that
country mills, or comparatively small
flour mills, such as we have in this
county, can continue to grind wheat
for farmers as they have done in the
past. The modification of the regula
tion as made in Washington will be
announced in the daily papers the
latter part of this week.
Farmers, harvest your wheat- ev
erv hw* ?* *? ~J '
DCK P. M.
T I. '
rd Medal. '
cAdoo's Four-Minute Speech,
es of the South,
t to Win This War.
Gottschalk), Misses Ilene Harling and
South Carolina Should Have State
Nprrntivp I 2- Annie Sue Broadwater
Negative f 4 William Gains
Negative } \ ^n"!e Sure Broadwater
6 ) 3. William Gaines
Edisto Academy Commence
Before speaking of the closing
exercises it may not be amiss to say
a word about the institution itself.
Edisto is what its name implies, an
academy, a school which prepares
its students for college or, if that in
not possible, for thc duties of life.
It is located at Seivern, sixteen
miles southeast of Batesburg and
midway between the Savannah and
Congaree rivera, the territory it was
primarily designed to serve em
bracing the Aiken, Edisto and Lex
The school owns 275 acres of
land, sixty-five acres of which are
in cultivation which serves the
double purpose of supplying the
table and aiding boys to attend the
classes. The buildings are on the
crest of a hi<rh hill overlooking the
valley of north Edisto, a location
which, for natural beauty, is equal
ed by few if any school in the State.
For healthfulness it is unsurpassed,
there is nothing to produce sick
ness. There is nothing to detract
from the mentai or moral interests
of pupils or teachers. The school
is the biggest thiug in the commu
nity. If a student or pupil fails to
make good it cannot be charged to
A church near by and live B. Y.
P. U. in the school are a part of
the spiritual equipment of which
more will be said later. The clos
ing exercises embraced the evenings
of Tuesday and Wednesday and
the morning of Thursday, April 25.
Il was not my piivilege to be
present until Wednesday aud Thurs
day morning. Those present on
Tuesday were almost extravagant
in their praises, especially of the
debate on a questiun of loyalty to
our country: The exercises on
Wednesday evening were in the
open crowd in the presence of an
immense audience of sympathetic
spectators. The program of the
evening was musical,-all of which
was eloquent of the skill and fideli
ty of Miss Janet Bolt who presided
over the music department. The
first part consisted of selections by
several pupils all of which was
good and some numbers exceeding
The latter part was a Cantata,
Oar Flag." The writer can scarce
ly trast herself to speak of the beau
ty and thrill of this number. The
history of the stars and stripes in
costume and song concluding with
the national anthem, "The Star
Spangled Banner" sent a thrill of
patriotic fervor through the great
throng, which found vent in the
enthusiastic cheers. Every one of
\x?. was proud to be an American.
Thursday morning was devoted ex
clusively to the graduating exer
cises. Three young men and three
young ladies having finished the
.irse of study were given diplomas,
graduating essays were all of
?1er, but three of them would
honor to any college in
This is true of their
.ter, but that which
*st deeply was the
;tual note sound
rhis if nothing
erny. A nam*
warded for p ro
quai note sound
ing of several
ho had taken
or teachers un
hool Board at
Young Edgefield Soldier Drill
ing Strenuously. Young La
dies Parade With Soldiers
Company E, 37th Engineers,
Fort Myer, Va.
May 21, 1918.
Company E is back again from the
rifle range and with a few exceptions
all the fellows are doing "squads
right," and "squads left" and "squads
right about," for eight hours a day
A part of our regiment has already
left for France and Companies D, E,
and F. are doing their best to get in
There are only a few boys from
the South in the 37th but we are do
ing our best to represent Dixie. In
Company E there are two men from
Georgia, two from Texas, one from
Louisiana, one from Florida! one
from Alabama and one from South
"The engineers, they hail from
Illinois and Oregon,
So Heaven help the sorry one,"
Sings the rear rank private from
A detachment of 100 men from
Companies D and E had the pleasure
of marching in the Red Cross par
ade in Washington last Saturday.
The parade was magnificent. There
were 20,000 girls donned in white
wearing the Red Cross insignia of
a veil on head and shoulders. We
fellows from D and E Companies
carried the colors and Red Cross
flags, marching at the head of the
eight divisions of girls.
Led by the Marine Band the pa
rade marched in rank formation
from Scott's Circle through the main
streets of the city by the White
House and on to Pennsylvania Ave
nue. The parade was an hour and a
half passing a given point. Traffic
was blocked while some 200,000 peo
ple crowded all available space 'to
watch us pass.
The major portion of the girls
in the parade were government em
ployes from all over the country but
located in Washington. They made
a fine show for some of them march
ed like real soldiers. In certain pla
toons the little lady sergeants gave
the commands, "left oblique" and
"right oblique" and "forward march"
and the executions were made with
perfect alignment and simultaneous
Some of these girls work ?t trades,
many hold clerical positions and hun
dreds are doing the work that men
did before the war. According to the
Washington papers, the government
is still in need of more. They put in
from seven and a half to eight hours
After the parade each man from
our little detachment of one hundred
took his pick from the 20,000 girls.
And what is more, one of the one
hundred couldn't find a girl that
struck his fancy.
Red Cross Campaign Great
The people of Edgefield county,
both white and colored, with possi
bly a few exceptions, have proven
their patriotism and interest in the (
war by their very generous support A
of the Red Cross w?rk. The John- 1
ston chapter vas apportioned 81.500 1
and ?more than ?--',5UU has been
raised. The Edgefield chapter was ]
apportioned 83,500 and the amount jr
of $5,741.52 has been contributed, j 1
makin cr more than *8,?00 for the
entire county. The thoroughness
of the campaign is proven by the
number <>f contributors, there be
ing 1.252 to contribute through the
Edgefield chapter alone. The Ad
vertiser will publish the names of
all of the contributors in the coun
ty, the first installment being pub
lished this week. Other names
will appear next week.
New shipment of dresses in taf
'fetta, messaline and crepedechine,
have just arrived.
The concluding and crowning act
in the drama was the masterful ad
dress by Mr. Sykes, president of
Coker College. For an hour he held
us spell bound as he traced history
to show that we arcan ally of Great
Brittan because the heart of Eng
land and America had been one
through all the years. It was in
deed a great hour. Too much can
not be said in praise of Rev. W.
II. Cannada, and his noble wife
whose godly personalties have made
Edisto what it is and is to be.
-"The right man in the right place"
ia most happily illustrated in Broth
er tJaunada and Edisto Academy.
L. M. P.
Congressman J. F. Byrnes Pre
dicts Bloodshed and Riot.
On Wednesday, April 25, 1917,
Mr. J. F. Byrnes, speaking against
the Selective Service Army Act, said,
"_and when conscription is at
tempted in this Country, especially ?
under THIS INFAMOUS AND UN- 1
EQUAL LOTTERY PROPOSITION,
that you have here, you are going
to inspire more domestic insurrection,
and rioting and internal warfare than
you can think of so that it will be
difficult to prosecute successfully a
foreign war." j
"I am not going to be driven by
a press conducted propoganda as ex- 1
tensive and as infamous as any o*-^
sr ever conducted in this nation."
WILL THE VOTERS INDORSE
A Monster Cabbage.
A cabbage weighing 19 1-2 pounds
ivas cut from The Advrtiser's war
garden a few mornings ago. At the
prevailing price per pound it would
?ell for about $1.00 at retail The
plants were grown upon the coast
and were set out in November. All
that survived the severe winter made
^ery fine heads, a good many rang
ing in size from 8 to 12 pounds. The
lineteen-pound-monster was present
id to Mr. W. H. Dorn and Mrs. Dorn
nade seven quarts of pickle besides
serving cabbage at dinner two days.
Assessments of County Candi
The county Democratic executive
:ommittee has appointed the enroll
nent committees for the different
:lubs and has also arranged the de
ails for the county campaign. Only
me campaign meeting will be held
;his year and that will be at Edge
ield, July 4. All pledges will have to
)e filed and assessments paid before
hat date. The committee fixed the
issessments of candidate for defray
ng the expenses of the campaign as
iollows: House of Representatives,
512.50; magistrates, $2.50; judge of
)robate, $10; master, $10; auditor,
512.50; treasurer, 12.50, and coron
er, 2.50. Up to this time few candi
lates have announcd.
The members of the Wesleyan Bi
)le class of the Methodist church,
jave their annual outing Friday. The
nembers of the class and their guests
lumbered about 30, ail of whom mo
ored to the power plant of the Au
justa-Aiken Railway Company. The
lay was very pleasantly spent in
ishing and boating, picnic dinner be
ng served on the banks of the pond.
Hie following persons attended: L.
?. Smith, Rev. A. L. Gunter, S. M.
smith, L. S. Kernaghan, J. W. Stew
irt, B. F. Jones, E. W. Samuels, J. G
ilford, E. C. Hahne, H. Hair, J. D.
Sharp, Roy McCoullough, T. A.
iightower, Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse
r. G. Holland, J. G. McNeil, Clyde
rackson,- S. B. Nicholson, L. C. Par
ier, Walter Adams, W. W. Fuller,
?V\ A. Strom, B. E. Nicholson, J. T.
McManus, Lee Timmons, H H. Hill,
Z. H. Folk, Bill Bailey, B. E. Nichol
ion, Jr., Jim Paul.
Woman's Christian Temper
The W. C. T U. flower mission
neeting will take place on Monday
ifternoon at 4 o'clock at the home
>f Mrs, D. B. Hollingsworth. If the
veather permits, the meeting will be
?eld for the most part out on the
Devotions will be conducted by
Mrs. W. L. Duncvant. All the W. C.
r. U. babies are invited to come and
jring their mothers. It was decided
it the last meeting that a collection
vould be taken at this meeting for
;he French orphan fund, and a little
)ox will be ready, prepared for the
K-casion, in which each one may
)lace a contribution to this .purpose.
Before the collection is taken, lit
;le Lucy Scurry will give a selection
:alled, "The French Orphan."
Patriotic vocal selection, Miss
Piano solo, "Wayside Roses,"
The annual report of the Flower
Mission department will be made by
Mrs. N. M. Jones. Miss Florence
Minis will give the reading, "A
roast to the Blue and Gray, as They
Meet on the Fields of France."
Mrs. Annie Rembert of Columbia,
,vho is field secretary of the State
Board of Health, will be present at
;his meeting and make an address,
rhis will be a great opportunity to
neet one of the most useful and at
;ractive women in our State. Mrs.
Rembert in her reply to our invita
ion writes as follows: "I will be
?lad to stay over for the meeting
ind will do my best to help the cause
n which I am intensely interested."
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn will have
:harge of the program.
The Bes! Salve 2n The World.