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Wednesday, June 19.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Amoldus Lewis was in town this
week visiting his mother, Mrs. E. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Beman are spend
ing this week here with Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. Kneeland will preach at
Horn's Creek next Sunday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock.
Miss Mamie Dunovant is at home
from her school duties in Darlington
for the summer.
Mr. W. E. Lynch who resides at
Howland, N. C., is here visiting his
mother, Mrs. Kate Lynch.
Mrs. W. A. Byrd and the children
are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrst
C. C. Fuller at Longmires.
Mr. George Henry Edwards of
Greenville spent the week-end at the
home of Mrs. Emma Dobson.
Miss Fannie Sheppard and George
Edward are in Birmingham, as the
guests of Prof. and Mrs. Burns.
Mrs. James S. Byrd is spending
this week in Columbia with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzmaurice |
Mr. J. H. Allen received a message
Monday from Lieut. W. D. Allen
stating that he had arrived safely in
Mr. R. L. Dunovant has received i
a card announcing the departure of \
his son, Lieut. R. G. M. Dunovant,
for service in France.
Rev. A. L. Gunter was re-,
elected president of the Epworth '
League at their, convention held this '
week in North Augusta.
The second cotton bloom to reach ?
ns was sent in by Master Marvin \
Burts McManus who gives promise of ;
being a hustling young farmer.
Little Miss Ann Lawton accompa
. nied her father, Mr. J. M. Lawton
to Scotia, S. C. on Wednesday where
they will visit Mr. Asbury Lawton.
Major W. Arthur Collett and Mr.
James E. Hart, Jr., are down from
Camp Sevier for a brief furlough and
have been very cordially greeted by .
Rev. and Mrs. P. H. Bussey ar- (
rived in Edgefield Tuesday night, J
Mrs. Bussey being greatly improved 1
by her stay of some weeks at the
hospital in Boston.
Mr. John P. Nixon is now serving j
W. W. Adams as salesman, filling ?
the place made vacant by the volun- \
teoring of Mr. DeLoach Warren for j
service in the navy.
Mr. Bowles Morgan has been en
joying a furlough of 10 days with
the home folk. Bowles is deservedly
very popular with the officers and
men at Camp Jackson. ^
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones is in Char
leston conducting revival services in '
the Cannon Street Baptist church
and in his absence next Sunday Rev. ^
P. P.. Blalock will preach Sunday *
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The third cotton bloom of the sea- <
son which we have seen was brought j
to The Advertiser office by Master
James Deal. In his over-alls and sun
hat James looks the part of one of
"Unclel Sam's" regular farmer boys,
Mr. W. W. Fuller, Edgefield^coun
ty's capable superintendent of edu
cation has gone to Greenwood to
undergo a surgical operation. He will
be in the hospital about two weeks.
The operation is not of a serious na
Buy all the War Savings Stamps
you can and then buy some. Unless
you do. your best, Edgefield county
will not sell its quota of stamps. None
of us want Edgefield county classed
as a slacker among the counties of
The first cotton bloom of the sea
son to reach The Advertiser office
was sent by Dr. B. F. Jones, com
ing from his farm north of EdgefieM.
Dr. Jones has some very fine cotton
and he stated that this was not the
only bloom in his field.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McDonald
spent Friday night in Edgefield and
attended the College Entertainment.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson and Miss Hor
tensia Woodson entertained at tea
on Friday evening, their guests be
ing Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lawton, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter McDonald, Miss Ju
lia Folk and Mr. James Strother.
Mr. J. D. Kemp goes "over the
top" every day iin the matter of mak
ing a success of dairying. At this
time he has only two cows and from
these he. sells daily from 7 to 9 gal
lons of milk. German efficiency could
not surpass that record.
Col. S. B. Mays received a cable
gram Monday afternoon from his
son, Sergeant S. B. Mays, stating
that he has arrived safely overseas,
the message being sent from "some
where in England." He is with the
company of Capt. W. M. Carter.
Harold Snuggs whom we all know
as the eldest son of Rev. and Mrs.
E. T. Snuggs, our missionary at Pak
Hoi China, volunteered for service
in the army and has been assigned to
duty in an ammonia factory. Miss
Faith Snuggs has spent two years
at Georgetown College in Kentucky,
and during the summer has a posi
tion near her brothers.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn was invited
by the Saluda county W. C. T. U.
convention to give an account of the
National Convention which she at
tended in Washington last fall. The
convention was held on Sunday at
Nazareth church about twelve miles
from Saluda. Mrs. Cogburn gave a
very interesting account of this great
occasion, to a large audience. Mr.
Cogburn, Mrs. Annie Lewis and Mrs.
J. L. Mims also attended.
Mrs. P. M. Feltham and her two
sons, Jack and John, have arrived
after a winter spent in Monticello,
Fla., with visits to Atlana and other
Mr. Feltham has been commission
ed as Captain of Engineers and is
now in Petersburg, Va., in a camp
of instruction preparing for further
orders. Mr. Feltham was offered the
commission, being over age, and has
left with great enthusiasm to do his
part in the conflict.
Invitations have been received here
announcing the coming marriage of
lohn Monroe Daniel, prominent law
yer of Greenville formerly of Salu
da, to Miss Nannie Pearl, the beau
tiful and accomplished daughter of
Mrs. James . Madison Richardson, of
Simpsonville. The marriage will take
place Wednesday evening, June 26th,
at the home of the bride. After the
ceremony a reception will be held.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel will be at home
to their friends in Greenville after
July 1st. ?.: . IZLiZfiSf j- , jv;* _
Little Girls Enterain.
Gladys and Anne Lawton enter
tained with two tables of jook for
Elizabeth and Katherine Fair on Fri
day afternoon. At the close of the
?jame, refreshments of ice cream and
:ake were served.
Clemson scholarship will be held
in the Court House Friday, July 12.
Edgefield county has one four-year
scholarship and one one-year agri- 1
W. W. Fuller, :
County Superintendent Education.
Trenton and Horn's Creek. '
Rev. Kneeland has accepted the
pastorate of Ebenezer and Horn's
3reek churches, preaching at Horn's
3reek the fourth Sunday afternoon
ind the second Sunday morning. Mr.
Evneeland has just graduated from
;he Southern Baptist Seminary at 1
Louisville and is well equipped for
lis work. He and his wife will re
live a cordial welcome t$ the Edge
Mr. S. T. Willams.
In our candidates column this week
will be found the announcement of
the candidacy of Mr. S. T. Williams
for the house of representatives. Mr.
Williams is a prosperous farmer-mer
chant of Pleasant Lane and is well
known in every section of the coun
ty. He served as a member of the
house for two years and if elected
this experience will be of value to
him. He will meet with the people
from time to time and give his views
upon the questions of the day.
Your Patronage Solicited.
I desire to notify the public
that I have purchased Mr. J. D.
Kemp's interest in the repair
shop and grist mill and that I
will give my personal attention
to both. Send me your corn and
I will make first-class meal.
Give me a trial is all I ask.
ALBERT L. KEMP.
Edgefield, S. C.
We respectfully announce J. L.
Mims as a candidate for the House
of Representatives, subject to the
rules and regulations of the Demo
cratic party and pledge him to sup
port the nominees of same.
Real Estate Transfer.
Mr. T. J. Paul? has purchased the
vacant lot adjoining the county office
building from the D. A. Tompkins
estate and will erect thereon a mod
ern garage. Mr. Paul will begin work
as soon as material can be secured.
When Mr. W. A. Strom erects his
new hotel and Mr. Paul his garage
there will not be another vacant lot
on the public square.
At the regular meeting Tuesday
night Butler Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., elect
ed the following officers to serve for
the ensuing six months: L. W. San
ders, noble grand; R. L. Young, vice
grand; R. L. Dunovant, sercetary and
treasurer; P. P. Blalock, Jr., chaplain
J. W. Reese, Jr., warden; Rev. P. P.
Blalock, past grand; S. A. Holstein,
inside guardian; W. H. Bee, outside
guardian; Oscar Marcus, R. S.
S.; A. A. Daitch, L. S. S. and Dr. J.
S. Byrd, L. T. May and M. P. Wells,
trustees. This very excellent order
is composed of good material and is
taking on new life.
Navy Accepts Another Good
Edgefield county has furnished a
fine lot of young men for the navy
as well as the army, during the past
two or three months, all of them vol
unteering in Augusta or Columbia.
The last to volunteer, was Mr. J. S.
Scurry, better known among his
friends as "Steve." He did not wait
for registration on June 5, but volun
teered "before that day. He is now
enjoying a short vacation awaiting
the call from the government. It was
with profound regret that Dorn &
Mims gave him up, he having been
employed by this firm for the past
Hon. N. G. Evans Candidate
There are four candidates for
congress from the second district.
Aiken county has three candidates
and Edgefield one in the person of
Hon. N. G. Evans who has made an
active member of the house of rep
resentatives from this county for the
past two years. Mr. Evans has also
rendered valuable service during the
past year as county chairman of the
Council of Defense. As he is so well
known- in every nook and corner of
Edgefield county it will not be neces
sary for him to do any campaigning
at home but can devote his time this
summer to the counties in which he
is not so well known. _ v .
Luncheon for College GirU.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union entertained all the col
lege girls who participated in the
College Entertainment, at luncheon
just before the entertainment. A sim
ple salad course with iced tea, ice
cream and cake was served, Mrs.
C. E. May, Mrs. A. E. Padgett, Mrs.
E. J. Norris, Mrs. W. A. Byrd, Mrs.
J. L. Hart, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman
and Mrs. J. L. Mims receiving the
While the luncheon was being serv
ed. William Jones and Edgar Padgett
entertained the guests on the Estey
piano player which is on sale by Mr.
John A. Holland, the Greenwood pi
ano man.. Each college sang to the
other and exchanged compliments at
the close of the meal. Nothing is
more beautiful than a bevy of pretty
Increment of White Men.
The local board having loeen or
dered to send 17 men to Camp Jack
son under call number 768 and also
having been instructed to send 5 men
to fill the places of the men who were
recently rejected on account of phy
sical disqualification, 22 men have
been notified to report to the office
of .the board at six o'clock Sunday,
June 23. They will leave for Camp
Jackson on the 6:55 train Monday
morning. Those who reside near Edge
field, and who desire to do so, will
be permitted to return to their homes
to spend Sunday night. But all who
prefer to remain in Edgefield Sun
day night will spend the night at the
hotel here, the government paying
The local board will have no more
white men in Class one qualified for
general military service until those
who registered June 5 have been
classified and examined. A telegram
received from the adjutant general
states that these men will be made
available for active service at the
earliest possible moment.
Just received a car of Tilehold
select Red Cedar Shingles. Get our
prices before buying. We can save
Trenton Fertilizer Co.,
Buy War Savings Stamps and help
win the war. Furthermore, these
stamps are a safe investment.
The college entertainment on Fri
day evening was a success, both from
a financial and educational stand
point The ushers were Misses Lallie
Peak, Hortensia Woodson and Eliza
beth Smith, wearing their college
The programme began with a
processional of all the college girls
present from the county, singing,
"College Girls Will Shine Tonight"
and "College Girls are High Minded."
At the close of the processional, each
girl wearing her college colors and
name of her college, they congregat
ed in front of the audience and gave
a college yell for college girls and
I for Edgefield.
Each girl was introduced by show
ing her head through a curtain as her
name was called by Miss Annie
Crouch of Converse College.
The prize essays in the Edgefield
county W. C. T. U. contest, having
been examined and judged, the win
ners were invited to be seated on
the platform and Senator B. E. Nich
olson presented the prizes to Judson
Ready who won the county prize,
$5.00, for the best High School es
say on "The Need of National Pro
hibition for the Period of the War."
The second prize was won by Mr.
William Gaines of the Edgefield High
School. He was not present, being
away in North Carolina at work.
The graded school prizes were
won by Isabel Cheatham, $5.00, and
Isabel Byrd, $2.00. Mr. Nicholson
very happily made the presentation
address and said words of encourage
ment to each one.
The pageant of the colleges bring- j
ing gifts to America, each dressed
in appropriate costumes, was a beau
tiful tableau of lovely girls, repre
senting all the various colleges for
women in our State.
The choruses of the college girls
in evening costumes were charming
and the piano solos by our gifted
daughters were very significant of
talent and even genius.
Miss Minnie Lanham, accompanied
by Miss Alma DeLoach as pianist
gave that lovely vocal selection, "A
Red, Red, Rose." The readings were
given by Midses Willie Peak and
Florence Mims. A chorus, "The Mar
seillaise," was sung in French, the
French students holding the flag.
Miss Helen Dorn accompanied all
the choruses on the piano, and the
piano solos were as follows:
"Royal Procession" (Armstrong), ?
Annie Holmes Harrison.
"Marche Mignonne" (Poldini), .
" "Venetienne" (Godard), Gene
"Scherzo" (Chopin), Margaret
The door receipts were $68.00
D. A. R Meeting.
The last meeting of the season
was held with Mrs. J. H. Cantelou i
on Tuesday afternoon at !.:30 o'clock
with a very encouraging number pres
ent. Mrs. Tillman, the regent, pre
sided over the business session, and
after prayer by the chaplain, Mrs.
J. L. Mims, the historical program
was held by Mrs. D. B. Hollings
worth, who called on Miss Sarah Col
lett for a history of the flag. This
was a very valuable paper, and gave
most interesting and instructive da
ta. to? tft ..>.?.! r . .
Miss Florence Mims gave a read
ing by Robert W. Service entitled,
"The Volunteer." A pleasing feature
was Schubert's ."Serenade" sung by
Mrs. J. M. Lawton with violin obli
gato by Miss R?sela Parker.
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou read a paper
on the Iriquois ?nd Penobscot Indi
ans followed by an Indian love story
by Miss Annie Clisby, the prettiest
of all the beautiful Indian folk lore
stories she has given du: mg the sea
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were read by Mrs. W. C. Tomp
kins, arid the treasurer's report was
made by'Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, ex
treasurer, Mrs. J. R. Cantelou being
the treasurer for the coming year.
A letter from Mrs. Eleanor Duvall,
State regent, was read by Miss Annie
Clisby, asking each daughter to get
a thrift card and buy a stamp each
month to be contributed to Tomassee
Mountain school in October and June.
An article on the French Orphan
was read by Mrs. B. E. Nicholson,
thc picture of the child being exhib
ited. A demit to the Savannah chap
ter D. A. R. was given Mrs. Gladys
Boykin Ives, and an invitation read
from Mrs. W. B. Cogburn inviting
the chapter to meet at her home Ju
ly 4, when the Emily Geiger chapter
of Johnston will be entertained at
A letter seeking information in
regard to Steven Blocker was hand
ed to the geneologist, Mrs. A. A.
Woodson for research. ,
It was voted by the chapter to pay
all indebtedness which might be due
before the next meeting. According
ly $25.00 was appropriated, to Tom
assee school, $12.50 to the Red Cross
and the remaining' amount of $9.00
sent to the French orphan, having
some funds in the treasury.
The meeting was very interesting
throughout, and the members regret
ted that they would not meet again
in this capacity this suihmer. The
year book committee was appointed
with Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth, Mrs.
B. E. Nicholson and Miss Sarah Col
lett in charge.
At the close of the program, peach
cream and cakes were served.
Sacrifices Steadily Come.
Sacrifices incident to the war are
surely and steadily coming to our
people, those who are called upon to
give bone of their bone for the de
fence of our country being the first
to make any real sacrifice. The home
circles that have been broken through
out the county by calls from the gov
ernment are feeling the war as no
others are feeling it.
Another way in which sacrifices
must be borne is the taking of men
from the farms at the very height
of the cultivating season. There are
scores and scores of farms that will
bear heavy loss. It was' with the
greatest reluctance possible that che
local board issued the call to these
men, those who are to be inducted
into service Friday and Monday. Not
a farm laborer was ordered by the
board to report for duty until expli
cit and emphatic orders were received
to that effect. The board had no op
tion or alternative. It had to obey
orders or be courtmarshalled.
However, we should all take a
philosophic view of the situation as
these sacrifices are visited upon us.
We are at war and the interests of
the individual must be subordinated
to the interests of our common coun
try. In other words, to use a common
expression, everything else must be
side-tracked for the war. When we
are called upon to make sacrifices in
any way for the good of our cause
let us make it patriotically and brave
ly. The greatest sacrifice in a ma
terial way that our people have been
called upon to make is not one-tenth
what our Allies in Europe have had
to bear. However bad it is with us
it could be infinitely worse.
A Hard Luck Story.
His old horse died and his mule went
And he lost his cow in a poker game.
A cyclone came one summer day
And blew his house and barn away;
Then an caithquake followed to
make it good
And swallowed the ground where the
house had stood;
And then the Tax Collector came
And charged him up for the hole in
her quota of
Stamps. She mus
go "over the tc
paign for this i
cn the 14th and
, 28th of June. V*
is over let us ha'
lina where she i:
-at the top.
We are duly a
for the sale of t
Help your cou
ing in War Savi
You can also
by making youl
dry goods, shoe
or us, as we ha
1 BARRETT &
Civic League Meeting.
At the June meeting of the Civic
League, held at the home of the pres
ident, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant on June
10th, it was decided to discontinue
the monthlly collections from the men.
and to tax the owners of cemetery
lots for the upkeep of same. A com
mittee consisting of Mrs. W. L. Dun
ovant, Mrs. B. L. Mims, Mrs. C. E.
May, Mrs. M. A. Taylor, Mrs. Mon
z?n Smith, Mrs. Woodson, Mrs. Ran
som Padgett and Mrs. Zilla Paul was
appointed to locate all owners of lots
and to communicate with them. Mrs.
H. A. Smith and Mrs. J. S. Byrd are
the committee for the Catholic ceme
Mrs. W. E. Lott was appointed
chairman of war work. An auxiliary
was fomed to do Red Cross work
one morning a week and six volun
teered to sew the first morning.
Mrs. Annie Iredell Rembert will
meet with the league in the near fu
ture to enlist our co-operation in An
ti-tuberculosis work in this district.
All officers were re-^lectad for an
Mrs. J. G. Edwards,
The President's Endorsement.
Senator Tillman has the rare honor
and distinction of having the endorse
ment of the President of the United
States for re-election. He can say
to all who thought he ought to re
tire because of age and infirmities
among whom was The Observer:'
The President wants me re-elected,
and he would not want that if he did
not know I am thoroughly fitted, phy
sically and otherwise, for the office
and the work.
Well, so far as The Observer is
concerned it will take the President's
word for it.-Newberry Observer.
The canning season is on. We have
a large stock of packers 2 and 3
pound cans. Let us supply your needs.
Trenton Fertilizer Co.,
Notice of Final Discharge.
TO All WHOM THESE PRESENTS
Whereas, A. S. Tompkins, Sr., has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Guardian in re
the Estate and Person of A. S. Tomp
kins, Jr., a Minor, on this the 15 day
of June 1918.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors,
or parties interested, to show cause
before me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
22 day of July 1918 at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S." C.
June 15th 1918.
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