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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, June 5.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Capt. John Warren was a visitor]
in Edgefield Monday.
Mrs. C. M. Merritt of Augusta is
the guest of Mrs. J. H. Reel.
Miss Lena Lanham is the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. A. A. Wells..
Mrs. J. E. Hart is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Welling, in Darlington.
Mr. and Mrs. PYank Logan are re
ceiving congratulations on the birth
of a son.
We can all have a part in winning
the war by purchasing War Saving
Fred Mays and William Hollings
worth have returned home from Clem
Mrs. H. H. Sanders has as her
guest her mother, Mrs. Plunkett, of
Miss June Rainsford returns home
today after a winter spent at Colum
Misses Ida Folk, Janice Morgan
and Willie Peak are at home from
Encourage the children to buy
Thrift Stamps. It will help them to
form the saving habit
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dobson of
Beech Island were the guests of. Mrs.
Emma Dobson on Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. Oscar LaBorde visit
ed Mrs. LaBorde's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Dunovent for the week
Mr. B. L. Mims had the misfortune
.Monday to break his right arm just
above the wrist while cranking his
Miss Olivia Mattison of McCor
mick has been engaged as stenogra
pher and typewriter for the Addison
Miss Kathleen Parks of Parksville,
a student of Coker College, was in
Edgefield. attending commencement
this week. i-x-....>?>
faiss Sue Mealing and Mr. and Mrs.
T. B. Culbreath attended the play
in the school auditorium on Monday
evening. " ? . ~.??LVB :'"'
"Buy War Savings Stamps and help
win the war. Furthermore, these
stamps are a safe investment.
Mrs. William Anderson has been
at home with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth during the
past ten days.
Messrs. Milledge Rolston, Wil
liam Thurmond and Watson Ousts
have arrived from the t?. M. 1. for
the summer vacation.
Mrs. Sam Craig of Anderson and
little Mary Elizabeth are here for a
visit. Mrs. Missouri Lott is also a
welcomed guest in Edgefield.
Mr. Francis Simkins now holds a
diploma from the University of South
Carolina. Edgefield is always grati
fied at the success of her sons.
Mrs. Lovic Smith and Miss Helen
Tillman attended the State Confer
ence on War S?v?ng and Thrift
Stamps in Columbia on Monday.
Walter Mays of the Junior Class
of Clemson College, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Mays, has gone to Platts
burg, N. Y. for military training.
Miss Ruth Tompkins is in Bos
ton taking a course of physical cul
ture in the Emerson School, one of
the most celebrated institutions in
Mrs. Kate D. Butler has gone to
Southport, N. C., to visit her
daughter Mrs. J. W. Thompson,
being accompanied by M?6S Emma
Mrs. Charlie Cheatham is a guest
of her sister, Mrs. Morgan, and at
tended the musical program on Tues
day evening when her little daugh
ter Isabel was a participant.
Mr. James Sharpton .who has a
position in the Augusta office of
the Georgia and Florida railroad
came up and spent Sunday with his
mother, Mrs. Marie Sharpton.
The town council will begin at
once the erection of a steel bridge
across Beaverdam branch at the tres
tle, making ready for the Dixie High
way. This will be a permanent im
provement that will meet with the
The recipes for barley bread flour
?products appear in this issue of the
Advertiser. The flour can be procured
from L. T. May. Try it and pass the
results on to your neighbors.
The friends of Mr. E. E. Padgett
and Miss Pearl Padgett sympathize
with them in the death of their broth
er, Mr. Walter Padgett who died at
his home in Saluda after a long ill
What will farmers do for sacks
next fall when cotton picking season
will require a large number of
sacks? They are still being sold
here daily by scores and hundreds.
Among the college girls who haye
arrived for the summer are Misses
Minnie Lanham, Hellen Dorn, Al
ma DeLoach, Brooke Jones and
Florence Mims from Coker College.
A very satisfactory wheat crop
will be harvested in Edgefield
county. The acreage is, however,
nothing like tha't which will bc
sown next fall. The war is foring
people to live at home.
Postmaster C. M. Mellichamp is
having many interior improvements
made at the postoffice, among them
being the repainting of the lock-box
cabinet. The appearance of the office
is wonderfully improved.
Mr. C. B. Littlejohn, a son of Rev.
and Mrs.-. J. T. Littlejohn who are
now residing in Scranton, is serving
as salesman for W. E. Lynch & Co.
His Edgefield friends have given him
a very cordial welcome.
Col. and Mrs. S. D. Mays an
nounce the approaching marriage
of their daughter, Maize, to D. G.
Gambrell of Greenwood. The mar
riage will take place at the home of
the bride's parents on June 26.
Judge A. Gilchrist announces this
week that he is a candidate for re
lection as magistrate of his district
which he has served faithfully and
well for a number of years. He dis
penses justice with an even hand.
Regular monthly meeting of the
Edgefield U. D. C. will be held on
Tuesday next, June ll, at 4.30 o'
clock at the Red Cross rooms. Every
Daughter is urged to be present as
the annual election of officers will
take place. .
Mr. and Mrs. Warren F?ir and
their children motored from Beech
Island to Edgefield Sunday afternoon
to visit Mr. N. L. Brunson and M'.'ss
Kellah Fair. Their three, d?ughters,
Misses Elizabeth, Laura and Kather
ine Fair, will remain here to spend
the week with their aunt, Miss Kel
lah Fair, ^.^viiv.-i-*--"
Carrol Rainsford left for Platts
burg on Friday where he will spend
his time in military training. This
camp is near the Canadian line, on
Lake Champlain. Carroll was placed
on the Honor Roll of his class at the
Citadel and was promoted to Ser
geant. Splendid reports of him come
from the Citadel.
A Full Fledged Physician.
The Advertiser acknowledges
with grateful appreciation an invi
tation to attend the commencement
exercises of the Medical College
in Charleston which was sent us
by Dr. E. H. Prescott who has
completea his course and has re
ceived his diploma. Dr. Prescott
has volunteered for military service
and will have the rank of assistant
surgeon. After the cruel war is
over we trust thal Dr. Prescott will
locate in P^dgefield county for the
practice of his profession.
Given an Honorable Discharge.
Mr. W. A. Edmunds was several
days here last week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Edmunds. He
was sent to Camp Jackson for mili
tary servict by the Laurens board,
where he registered, but after be
ing in camp for three weeks he was
given an honorable discharge on
account of physical disqualification.
Mr. Edmunds went from here to
Savannah to enter upon his duties
as foreman of the advertising de
partment of a leading Savannah
paper. He was a welcome visitor
at The Advertiser office while in
Hon. G. L. Toole.
In our candidates' column this
week will be found an announcement
of the candidacy of Hon. G. L. Toole
of Aiken for congress of this district.
Mr. Toole has had considerable leg
islative experience, having served
Aiken county faithfully in the senate
in the past and being now a member
of the house. He is a prominent mem
ber of the Aiken bar and has always
been identified with every undertak
ing for the elevation of his people
and for the upbuilding of his county.
Mr. Toole will give us an opportuni
ty of knowing first-hand of his plat
Held First Meeting.
The town council which was elect
ed last Tuesday, consisting of Dr.
J. G. Edwards, Mayor; R. C. Padgett,
C. H. Key, C P. Ouzts, R. L. Duno
vant, W. A. Strom and Geo. W. Ad
ams, wardens ,held their first meet
ing Monday afternoon and re-elected
Mr. W. L. Holston as day marshal
and Mr. Tillman Bussey as night
marshal. Both of these men are ren
dering good service.
Hon. James F. Byrnes.
Upon the record which he has
made as a servant of the people of
the second congrssional district, Hon
James F. Byrnes announces his can
didacy for re-election tc congress.
From the time he was first elected
Mr Byrnes has been constantly at
his post of duty safeguarding, as his
judgment dictated, the interests of
his people. During the campaign this
summer he will meet the people face
to face and give an account of his
Very Generous Contributions.
There were many very generous
contributions to the Red Cross but
the contributions of the operatives
of the Addison Mill are deserving
of special mention. The offiice force
gave $25 in the aggregation and the
gave $25 in the aggregate and the
gave something over $75, the
amounts ranging from 50 cents to
$5 and $10. They not only gave gen
erously but did so in such a beauti
ful, patriotic spirit, making the work
of soliciting one of real pleasure to
those who had the work in hand.
Death of a Little Child.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. J.
T. Harling sympathize with them
deeply in their great sorrow, caused
by the death of their dear little
daughter, Eslie, who had just past
her twelfth month. She was sick
for more than two weeks and du
ring this time had the closest atten
tion, from her devoted parents,
from her physician abd from the
trained nurse that was engaged for
her. Death came and relieved her
suffering Sunday afternoon and the
funeral was held Monday morning
at ll o'clock by Dr. E. P. Jones
and Rev. A. L. Gunter. The inter
ment took place in the family
square iq Willow Brook cemetery,
Very Delightful Re-Union
Sunday last was a very happy day
for Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, for
on that day they had all o? their chil
dren and grand-children with them.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Craig and their
little daughter came down from An
derson. Mr. and Mrs. W. Sw Cogburn
and their four sons came from Green
wood Mr. and Mrs. J. Carroll Cog
btirn came over from Johnston and
Mr. Horace Cogburn came over from
Columbia. The other son, Mr. Paul
L. Cogburn, was already under the
family roof-tree. The Teunion was
given in honor of Mr. Horace Cog
burn who has volunteered for mili
tary service with an engineering corp
that will this week report at a camp
near Baltimore for training. After
a brief stay there he will go overseas
Mass Meeting Desired in Inter
est of Dixie Highway.
Recognizing and appreciating the
efforts made by the Committee sent
by our County to the meeting of
the Dixie Highway Directors held in
Chattanooga at which meeting they
secured for us the Dixie Highway
through our County, which. in our
opinion means more for this County
than the average man has given
enough thought to appreciate, and in
securing which, the Committee, con
sisting of our supervisor.also W. A.
Strom and S. McG. Simkins, had to
phdge changes and improvements
acceptable to the Highway Committee
which pledge' must be carried out.
Now in order to do this without the
other roads than the "Dixie Highway'
having to materially suffer, be it re
solved that a Mass Meeting of the
Citizens of the entire County be call
ed to meet in the Court House ir
Edgefield on Saturday June 15 tc
discuss and formulate plans wherebj
this can be done.
R. N. Broadwater, Supervisor.
For Board of Commissioners.
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our friends and neighbors for theil
thoughtful kindness to us during th(
illness and death of our little baby
We shall always appreciate the sym
pathy and many kindnesses bestowec
upon us and shall be glad to recip
rocate if opportunity is ever present
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Harling
Buy War Savings Stamps and hell
win the war. Furthermore, thes<
stamps are a safe investment.
Promotion to High School.
There was an interesting occasion
at the Edgefield school on Tuesday
morning when the seventh grade gave
their graduating exercises in the High
School auditorium and other events
of interest took place. Major Lyon
presided over the devotional service
and made a most practical talk to
the boys and girls, impressing them
with the yalue of their work and ex
horting each one to find a place and
fill it well during the whole summer,
doing useful work in the garden,
among their chickens, or in the home
or in any other useful labor they
might find to do.
He announced with much regret
that Mrs. Hallie Greneker had sent
in her resignation, and would there
fore not be a teacher in the school
next year. He also announced with
reluctance that Prof. Blakeley's plans
for next year prohibited his service
as a teacher and that Miss Snow Jef
fries had announced her resignaion.
. The Junior Red Cross was pleased
to hear the announcement, that about
$85.00 was taken in from the play
on Monday evening.
The class exercises were as follows
A humorous selection, Elise Hud
Class History, Mitchell Wells.
Class Prophecy, Helen Nicholson.
The class of girls sang in chorus,
"When Life is Brightest."
The History and Prophecy follow.
Our class consists of 21 pupils,
seven of which began school life in
the year 1911 under the loving care
of Mrs. Cleora Tompkins. Many more
began with us but some have fallen
by the wayside, some have joined us
and others we have overtaken. It
was wonderful the way "Miss Cleora'
could take little children and ' start
them on the road to knowledge. She
loved us and we loved her and we are
grateful today for our good foun
We were taught for two yars in
the old Academy building which was
moved sometime ago to Meeting
Street. Professor Bailey was here
then with his cadets. At recess while
the "college boys," as we called them
were drilling, we smaller boys would
substitute sticks for guns and fall
in line behind them.
Once while we were in the second
grade our building caught fire and
these same college boys came to our
rescue. ?,-....'....*..... ... :.
We began our third year under
the leadership of Miss Grace Tomp
kins. Miss Grace was always very
kind and patient with her boys. She
never would admit that any of them
were bad in spite of the wads of pa
per and other various and sundry ob
jects that flew about the room.
Miss Turner endeavored to drill
wisdom into our heads during the
fourth year and she would frail a
girl as quickly as she would a boy,
and she taught us how to behave our
Miss Hortense Padgett taught us
during our fifth and sixth years. We
thank her for the reputation of good
behavior that she has always given
us. Fun-loving Kate Mims and stu
dious Lillian Pattison were overtaken
in the fifth grade and Clarence Boyd
and Eddie Talbert joined us in the
In the year 1917 we entered up
on the last year of our graded school
life under the guidance of Mrs. Gren
eker. She has always treated us with
kindness and tried to instill into us
an ambition to become something
Seven long years have we labored
together, sometimes 'mid pleasures
and sometimes 'mid sorrows.
" Tennyson says, "Some days myst
be dark and dreary," and too, there
have been gloomy Mondays and hap
py Thursdays and Fridays and now
we have come to the last year in the
Graded School which has been filled
with pleasure and profit to all.
I cannot but say a word to our
teacher who has been quite long-suf
fering; and we recommend her for
patience. We hope that her year
with us will not leave her a nervous
wreck on the doctor's hands.
In communing with the muses I
gathered some facts as to our future
which are as follows:
.Clarence Boyd may look it,_
But he is not slow.
As an old married man,
Through life he will go.
Corrie Cheatham on us will shine
in the guise of a woman rich and
Strange to relate,
A lover of music
Will be his fate.
If Fate hasn't lied
In 1930 will be a bride.
Tuesday Night, June
"The Merry Dance".
"Three Little Children".
Kathryn Stewart Isabel C
"Over Hill and Dale".
Eleanor Mims Gertrude Ti
"March of the Flowers"..
Effie Allen Lott
Phnmq . <a) "Fairies' Lullaby",
uiorus. (b) -spring's Arrival".
"La Chasse aux Gazelles"_
Margaret and 1
? "Rustic Dance"_.
Mabel Reel Lydia I
Quartette from "Rigoletto"_
"The Star Spangled Banner"-Ele!
Shall fall from grace,
And make the world proud
In an automobile race.
So the fates say,
A parson's wife
Will be some day.
Shall be far famed;
As a second William J. Bryan
We shall hear him named.
For ailments and ills
Shall medicine give,
That cures or kills.
The Muses say,
\ Shall make his home
In lands far away.
She shall continue
Her pursuit of knowledge,
And be a teacher
In Coker College.
Mitchell Wells from the world shall
His living, by the aid of law.
. As for Kate Mims,
Her fate makes us wince
For she shall ever hunt
For a king or a prince.
Through the world shall go,
And earn his living
With the fiddle and the bow.
Shall fill all demands
For a missionary
In foreign lands.
B. E. Timmerman,
We are proud to relate,
Shall some day be
Governor of our State.
We see at a glance,
Will find his place
In the trenches of France.
From the world shall be torn,
And will keep a home
For cats forlorn.
D V. Harris
Shall view strange scenes,
And nurse the sick
In the Philippines.
In the future we see,
As a newspaper reporter
In gay Paree.
Will soon win renown
Far and wide,
As a circus clown.
4,1918, 9:00 O'clock
heatham Effie Allen Lott
hurmond Helen Nicholson
Mary Lily Byrd
---.--L. E. Orth
.arr. by C. F. Manney
irunson Lois Mims
With ink and quill,
Will make future historians
Have a chill.
When years shall pass,
Shall be a Red Cross
. Army lass. %
Thus have the fates decreed and
let us all accept our fate.
Recital by Music Pupils.
The Musical Recital, a program of
which appears in this issue, was given
by the music class of Miss Miriam.
Norris, who has very successfully
conducted this department of our
High and Graded School for the past
two years. The recital on Tuesday
evening was very entertaining and
promising of the development of mu
On Friday evening of next week,
at the Edgefield Opera House, there
will be a charming entertainment in
which all the college girls of Edge
field County will be invited to take
part, that is, the college girls of 1918
There will be representatives of
Greenville Woman's College, Coker
College, Methodist Woman's College,
Winthrop, Limestone, Chicora, etc.
The young ladies who take part
will be invited to give their best se
lections, in piano, vocal, expression,
in choruses and college scenes, pa
There will be a processional of
all our college girls.
On this occasion, the High and
Graded School prizes for best essays
Offered by the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, will be presented.
Just before the entertainment a
luncheon will be served to all the
young ladies who participate.
The ushers will be the college" girls
of the past few years. A full pro
gram will be published next week.
Buy War Saving
Then see me.
Geo. F. Minis,
Edgefield, S. C.
Bu elden's Arcaica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.