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Office No 61
Residence, No. 1 7
Wednesday, Ju?y 3.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. J. U. Rives is in Greenville
on a visit.
Mrs. Susan B. Hill is at Chick
Springs for several weeks.
Miss Patti Major is residing now
at the home of Mrs. Jas. Minis, Jr.
Court will convene at Ed.cefield
next Monday, the second Monday in
Can vegetables in large quantities
for winter use. They do not require
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Miller motored
to Edgefield in their new Paige car
Mrs. W. C. Tompkins is visiting
her father, Mr. A. L. Brunson, in the
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman and Miss
Helen Tillman left Monday to spend
several weeks in Asheville.
Mr. J. G. Holland and Mr. W. C.
Tompkins are ..aking the farmers'
short course at Clemson College.
Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard has been
invited to deliver an address in Sum
ter at a patriotic rally on the -ith of
There is general rejoicing that
Mrs. Frank Logan is now steadily
improving after a long and tedious
Miss Frances Logan of Aiken and
Misses Christine and Estelle Cooper
. of North Augusta are visiting Miss
Edith Ouzts this week.
The Irish potato crop throughout
the county has been a record-breaker
this year. Everybody seems to have
made enough "to do them."
Mr. Claude Eubanks who enlisted
in the navy several months ago is at
home on a month's furlough. He has
been stationed at Newport, R. L for
Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson has mov
ed into her new bungalow which
when completed and painted will be
one of the most attractive homes in
At the close of the service at the
Baptist church Sunday morning the
ordinance of baptism was adminis
tered to Miss Emmie Broadwater by
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones.
s,>\Jvev. C. W. Kneeland has accepted j
the call to Horn's Creek church and j
will preach the second Sunday after
noons at 4:30 o'clock and fourth Sun
day mornings at 11:30 o'clock.
Major T. J. Lyon has been ap
pointed organizer for the United
States Boys' working reserve for
Edgefield county. All boys who are
interested should see Prof. Lyon at
Mr. R. M. Scurry has been trans
ferred from Camp Hancock to a spe
cial government assignment in Sche
nectady, N. Y. The government al
ready recognizes his talent as a ma
Sunday morning just before dis
missing the congregation Dr. E. Pen
dlelton Jones read his resignation as
pastor of the Baptist church to take
effect August 1. He has accepted a
call to the Batesburg church.
Mr. Levi Holmes is enjoying a
furlough of 10 days with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Holmes, of the
Red Hill community. He will return
to Camp Sevier the latter part of the
Mr. James T. Mims, Jr., volunteer
ed under a call for men to be sent
to the University of South Carolina
for special training. He left for Co
lumbia Monday morning to report
to the commanding officer at the
Mr. Warren Reel reached home
Sunday from Newport, Rhode Island,
for a month's furlough. Soon after
he enlisted in the navy several
months ago he was sent to Newport
and has been stationed there since
The War Savings Stamp drive will
continue in Edgefield county until
the county's quota has been subscrib
ed. Go down in your jeans and see
if you can't lend the government a
few more dollars. No one is asked to
give a cent.
Shivor Springs Water, at
L. T. May's.
Mr. B. B. Jones and Miss Nell
Jones are yet at Hendersonville, N.
C., where they went several weeks
aero. Mr. Jones was not well at the
time he left Edgefield but his friends
are delighted to know that he has
Instead of coming home from the
commencement of the Greenville
Woman's College, Miss Gladys Pad
gett remained in Greenville with her
sister, Mrs. Norwood Cleveland, hav
ing reached Edgefield Thursday. Mr.
Elliott Padgett met her at Green
Miss Lois Mims, the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Mims, is
in Anderson visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Paul W. Gibson. Mr. George Mims
carried her as far as Greenwood in
jn his car Monday and there she
boarded the interurban road for An
The Advertiser has been requested
to announce that the joint meeting
of the Johnston and Edgefield chap
ters, D. A. R., will be held at the
home of Mrs. W. B. Cogburn Friday
afternoon at 5 o'clock instead of
Thursday afternoon. The change has
been made on account of the fune
ral of Senator Tillman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Timmerman,
Mrs. L. G. Miller and Mr. Lawrence
Miller of Pleasant Lane, motored to
Columbia Wednesday and spent the
day at Camp Jackson with Mr. Doug
las Timmerman, finding him in the
best of health and spirits. Douglas,
like the majority of boys in khaki,
is anxious for his turn for overseas
The earliest sweet potatoes that
we have seen were brought to The
Advertiser office Friday by our fellow
townsman, Mr. C. W. Watson. They
were set out about the 27th of March
and produced potatoes by the 27th
of June. Have you ever seen this
Mr. Abner Broadwater is driving
a new latest model Case car. He has
been driving a Case for almost the
past eight years and was so well
pleased that he purchased another.
Mr. Broadwater knows a good car
and also knows how to take good care
of a car. -
Mr. John R. Tompkins and his two
little sons, George and Robert, did
the proper thing in moving their
church membership to Columbia, but
it was with regret that the Edgefield
Baptist church gave them up. They
recently secured their letters to unite
with Dr. C. E. Burts' church in Co
Mr. Gus Cheatham, the only son
of Mr. and Mrs. P..W. Cheatham of
the Cleora section, went to Columbia
recently and volunteered for service
in the navy. He is now at home await
ing orders to report for duty. Mr.
Cheatham is the eighth young man
of the Cleora community to enlist in
In this issue of The Advertiser
will be found the announcement of
the candidacy of Mr. J. E. Bryan for
magistrate of the 7th district of the
county. If the people of the district
elect Mr. Bryan we are confident that
he will leave nothing undone in his
efforts to give a satisfactory admin
Mr. John Mims and Mr. J. Glover
Tompkins, Jr., arrived Thursday
from Washington for a brief stay
at home before leaving to enter the
navy, both of these young men hav
ing volunteered recently for the avi
ation branch of naval service. Mr.
Mims will report to Boston for train
ing arfd Mr. Tompkins to Charleston.
Major Frank M. Warren who made
as gallant Confederate soldier as ev
er went to the front from Edgefield
county has a son, Capt. John War
ren, now in the service of his country
who will likewise make a splendid
record. Major Warren told us Mon
day when he was in town that Capt.
Warren will leave Camp Sevier in
a few days for overseas service. The
prayers and good wishes of Edgefield
will accompany him.
About the middle of July or soon
thereafter the local board will send
80 colored men to Camp Jackson.
The exact day and hour of entrap
ment have not been fixed. While this
draft will fall heavily upon farmers,
yet it would have been much worse
had they been ordered to camp before
the cultivation of the crop was so
We have a beautiful line of la
dies silk skirts, stripes and solid; al
so just received a nice line of serge
skirts, such as cream, blue, black
and gray serge.
Nitrate of Soda.
Mr. W. E. Stokes, our popular and
very capable county demonstration
agent, told The Advertiser's repre
sentative several days ago that of
the nitrate of soda orderd by the gov
ernment for Edgefield county 290
tons have been delivered and 193
tons are now on the way, which when
delivered will make 45 per cent, of
the allotment for the .farmers of
Candidate for Congress.
Hon. T. G. Croft, one of the fore
most members of the Aiken bar, is a
candidate for congress from the sec
ond congressional district He" has
had some experience as a member of
congress, having been appointed to
fill the unexpired portion of the term
of his father, the late George W.
Croft, who died while serving this
district. Mr. Croft is a lawyer of rec
ognized ability and will discuss the
national issues as he meets with our
people from time to time during the
Thirteen to Ten.
The first match-game of the sea
son was played Thursday afternoon
between the Edgfield and Addison
Mill teams, the score at the close of
the 9th inning being 13 for the Ad
dison Mill ar.d 10 for Edgefield. Both
teams played well but the Addison
boys led in the contest. The game
was interesting throughout. Why not
have a good game every week at the
fair grounds. A large number of Edge
field people enjoy a good game of
Addison vs. Clearwater.
On the afternoon of July 4th two
games of baseball-a double head
er-will be played on the fair
grounds between the Addison and
Clearwater teams. Both teams are in
excellent trim and a fine game is ex
pected. The Addison boys are well
equipped with new uniforms and sup
plies and will make the visiting
teams feel that they are pitted
against Germans. We believe a large
number of people will witness the
A Patriotic People.
The officers higher up, the local
managers and the operatives of the
Addison Mi'' have proven themselves
to be very patriotic. Recently they
went "over the top" in their contri
butions to the Red Cross work and
last week in response to the War
Savings Stamp drive they gave about
$2,250. The mill subscribed and paid
cash for $1,000 and the local mana
gers and operatives subscribed for
$1,250. This is a splendid record for
the Addison Mill.
Senator Tillman Desperately 111.
When the papers arrived Mon
day morning carrying the announce
ment of the very serious illness of
Senator B. R. Tillman genuin?'
sorrow prevailed in Edgefield. He
is suffering from a recurrent cere
bral hemorrhage and his left side is
totally paralyzed. While his heart
continues strong, yet there are evi
dences of his steadily growing
weaker. No hope is entertained
for his recovery and all of his fami
ly have been summoned to his bed
side. About 1U years ago Senator
Tillman had a similar attack which
t'/mporarily paralyzed his right
side. While he never fully regain
ed his accustomed strength, yet he
has been able to discharge his du
ties as' senator. This being the
second attack, and his age, Tl
years, being against him, the at
tending physicians hold out no hope
that he will rally. His desperate
condition, precipitated at a time
when his activities are so mcch
needed, is a great shock and tre
mendous loss to the entire country.
Later: Early this morning a tele
gram was received in Edgefield an
nouncing the death of Senator Till
man which occurred this morning
at 4:20 o'clock. The funeral will
be held at Trenion to-morrow af
ternoon, July 4, at four o'clock.
Place Not Easily Filled.
That "blessings brighten as they
take their flight" is exemplified in the
recent removal of Mrs. John R. Tomp
kins to Columbia. Her musical talent
which is of a very high order was
recognized and appreciated when she
was among us but now that she has
gone from among us we realilze more
than ever her true worth to the com
munity. Mrs. Tompkins has been es
pecially missed as organist of the
Baptist church. At the union meet
ing Saturday and Sunday and at the
patriotic rally Sunday afternoon, to
say nothing of the regular church
services, she was greatly missed as
the organ was not used. Their friends
hope that the absence of Mr. and
Mrs. John R. Tompkins from Edge
field will only be of short duration.
Let us su]
tities we are
Boy Scout Meeting.
A meeting of the Boy Scouts of
Edgefield was held in the court house
Tuesday night under the direction
of Mr. W. A. Strom, the Scout Mas
ter. There were about 24 boys pres
ent and it was decided for the boys
to go on a camping trip to Bowles
Mountain which they will do about
Another meeting will be held next
Monday evening at 8 o'clock. A lec
ture will be made by the Scout Mas
ter from North Augusta and all
Scouts are invited to be present.
The following announcement of a
recent marriage in far-away Ohio is
of intense interest to the hundreds
of relatives and friends of the bride
and bride's parents throughout Edge
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Lanham
announce the marriage of their
daughter Ethel Harriett to Mr. Er
nest Winfred Barnes, Thursday the
twentieth of June, one thousand nine
hundred and eighteen, Columbus,
At home, 1423 North Church
Street, Rockford, Illinois.
Wheat Crop Good.
In spite of the very severe winter
a considerable quantity of wheat has
been harvested in Edgefield county.
Mr. T. A. Broadwater who operates
a thresher told us several days ago
that he threshed 500 bushels of wheat
before moving his thresher out from
home. It was hauled in by his neigh
bors. Mr. W. M. Sawyer, one of John
ston's leading farmers harvested 100
bushels from four acres, and Mr. Al
Clark made an average yield of 24
bushels from nine acres, two acres
of the field made 32 bushels to the
Miss Parker Entertains at Tea.
On Friday evening, July 28, Miss
R?sela Parker entertained at tea in
honor of Miss Rosada Talbert's house
guests, inviting also some young la
dy friends of Miss Talbert from Edge
field. Those present were Misses
Rosada Talbert, Faye Gulick, Myra
Pierce, Gladys Padgett, Margaret
May, Genevieve Norris, Florence
Mims and Messrs. Roy Parker, Her
bert Parks and Watson Talbert.
A delightful and varied course
was served and the guests found
their places at the table by cards on
which were written their names and
an attractive couplet. The evening
proved to be a delightful one for
Miss Talbert's guests would have
been welcomed in Edgefield for a
longer time, but the pursuit of other
good times called them back to Parks
. W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The July meeting of the Woman's
Christian Temperanc Union will meet
on Monday afternoon next at five
o clock with Mrs. James E. Hart.
A pleasant programme will be car
ried out and a continued offering
will be taken for the French orphan
fund. Each member is asked to bring
her dues, so that all financial obliga
tions may be met before the year
Mrs. J. L. Mims,
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Patriotic Mass Meeting.
Sunday afternoon people from all
parts of the county assembled in the
Baptist church, having been called
together by County Chairman, E. J.
Mirns to hear Gen. M. L. Bonham
and Hon. F. IV. Watkins of Anderson
speak on the War Savings Stamps.
Edgefield county is considerably be
hind in its quota and the deficiency
must be subscribed. For this reason
these distinguished gentlemen were
invited by Mr. Mims to address our
people. Their appeals were earnest,
patriotic, eloquent, and the subscrip
tions recorded after the addresses
amounted to about $12,000 in ad
dition to former subscriptions.
Gen. Bonham and Mr. Watkins
went from the Baptist church to the j
court house where they addressed a
meeting of colored people. Their ap
peals to them were likewise earnest,
and eloquent, resulting in some in
crease of subscriptions on the part
of the colored people.
War Savings Campaign For
Sunday, July 7 at 11 O'clock.
Pleasant Lane School House,
Sullivan School House,
Morgana School House,
Horns Creek Church,
Stevens Creek Church,
Harmony School House,
Red Hill Church,
Collier School House',
Hoper School House,
Brunson School House,
Heach Creek School House,
Ked Oak Grove Church,
ltlount Zion Church,
Trenton School House.
Pleasant Lane Church,
Cedar Grove Church,
Elmwood School House,
Fruit Hill School House,
Liberty Spring Church,
Palm Grove School Hons?,
Willow Spring Church,
Shaws Creek Church,
Simmons Ridge Church,
Mount Pleasant Church,
Shady Grove Church,!
Flat Rock School,
Mount Olive Church,
Science Grove Church.
Spring Grove Church,
China Grove Church,
Coleman Ridge Church,
Mount Canaan Church,
Piney Grove Church.
We have on hand a beautiful as
sortment of ladies silk waists in va
rious colors. We are selling at a very
Buy War Savings Stamps and help
win the war. Furthermore, these
stamps are a safe investment.
of the people
1, we placed
ids for these
i large quan
;o make very
UVES & CO.
June 30, 1918.
U. S. Naval Hospital,
Charleston, S. C.
Dear Mrs. Mims:
The "Comfort Kit" sent me by the
ladies of the W. C. T. U. has been
received, and please extend to them
my most sincere thanks for their
thoughtful kindness to a sailor boy.
It will not only be very useful, but
will serve as a most pleasant remind
er of the good ladies of Edgefield,
while serving my country.
Thanking each and every one of
yen again, I am,
Most gratefully yours,
J. R. Cantelou, Jr.
Canning to be Taught Colored
People, v "
Clemson College, S. C.,
" June -27, 1918.
Mr. J. H. Cheathara,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Sir:-I am in receipt of
your letter requesting us to furnish
some one to give instructions in
canning to a number of your col
ored teacher!?. We shall be very
glad to have one of our experts pres
ent at any meeting you may call.
There will be no expense attach
ed to this coming.
I would suggest that you name
several days in order that your
dates may not conflict with any en
I gagements that have been previous
I ly made.
Yours very truly,
W. W. Long,
The foregoing letter explains the
fact that Prof. W. W. Long has
promised to send us some one to
give instructions in canning, etc.
The teachers of the county are
urecd to take advantage of this
splendid opportunity to acquire
some valuable knowledge in this im
portant science. It would be well
for all of our colored women and
girls to be prepared to take these
lessons, as this is a time when every
ounce of food of every description .
should be preserved.
These instructions will be in con
nection with the summer school, if
there be any, or there will be a
meeting called for the purpose.
As soon as dates can be arranged
it will be announced. Let us can
and dry fruits and vegetables in
every spare moment.
J. H. Cheatham,
Colored Board Counsel of Defense.
We have a beautiful line of ladies
waists, such as georgettes, crepe de
chine and China silk, and also wash
waists. Come in and we would like
to show them to you.
The centenarian was being eager
ly interviewed by reporters, and was
asked, among other things, to what
he attributed his long life and good
"Well," the old man replied slow
ly, "I'm not in a position to say at
the moment. You see, I've been bar
gaining with two or three of them
patent medicine concerns for a cou
ple of weeks, and I ain't decided yet."
Farm and Home.