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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, August 14.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. B. L. Holston is spending this
week at Glenn Springs.
Miss Ruth Cain of Sumter is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. E. S. Rives.
Miss Lydia Brunson spent the<
week-end with friends in Johnston.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Jones spent
several days in Batesburg last week.
Do not neglect to register for the
general election to be held in Nov
Miss Lillian Smith is spending this
week at Saluda visiting relatives and
Mrs. C. W. Watson had as her
guest last week Miss Alice Coursey
Miss Sallie Wallace of Union is
here visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. C.
Miss Virginia Addison is spending
some time with Capt. and Mrs. Mar
tin in Allendale.
Mrs. John Tarrant of Mt. Carmel
is the guest of her aunts, Misses So
phie and Marie Abney.
Miss Lillie Holston is at Parksville
this week visiting her cousins, Misses
Thelma and Leila Parks.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kemp spent
last week enjoying the refreshing
mountain air of Asheville.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of
Georgetown visited relatives in Edge
field and vicinity last week.
- Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Smith and Mrs.
Ida Blount have gone to Glenn
Springs for several weeks.
Mrs. Otis Mobley and Miss Royal
. Peak are visiting their sister, Mrs.
P. H. Bussey in Greenwood.
Mr. Harry C. Hunter and wife of
Chicago spent Sunday in Edgefield
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Holston were
guests in the home of Rev. Joe Ed
wards of Warrenville on Sunday last.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Garrett Talbert
and their children of Parksville are
here visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Par
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Griffin
motored to Ashville Monday to spend*
several weeks drinking in the fresh
Miss Lizzie Cullum of Batesburg
and Miss Bessie Plunkett of Augusta
were guests of Mrs. H. H. Sanders
during the past week.
Miss Kathleen Walsh of Sumter
is visiting Miss Alma DeLoach. Miss
DeLoach has been in Sumter and
they returned together.
Mrs. John R. Tompkins came over
from Columbia and spent several'
days in Edgefield last week, being
cordially greeted by her host of
Mrs. Luther G. Quarles, accompan
ied by her sons, visited her father,
Mr. W. P. Williamson, in White
Plains, Ga., last week, making the
journey by auto.
Another splendid Cleora young'
man, Mr. C. A. Cheatham, reported
to Charleston early last week for na
val service, having volunteered more
than a month ago.
We hear that our friend Lem Har
ling has more to rejoice over than a
very fine crop and that is the coming
of little Ben Tillman Hading to live
with them. Congratulations!
Miss Nell Bryant visited relatives
in Blythe, Ga., last week and upon
her return to Edgefield she was ac
companied by her cousins, Mr. Fred
Turner and Miss Janie Turner.
Mrs. Marion Ligon and Mrs. B. 0.
Evans and her three daughters, Miss
es Sara, Eunice and Claudina, all of
Anderson, were guests of Miss Vir
ginia Addison Friday and Saturday.
After laying-by good crops that
have been well cultivated the people
in all parts of the county are attend
ing the annual protracted meetings.
All of the meetings are being well
Mr. Edpar Strother has given up
his position in Philadelphia and came
home to be with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. David Strother, for some time.
He will volunteer for military serv
ice in the navy as soon as. provision
is again made for volunteering.
The Baptist Sunday school passed
resolutions of sympathy on the death
of Lanham Dorn on last Sunday
morning, which were read by Mr. E.
It is generally conceded that the
outlook for a corn crop has wonder
fully improved during the past four
or five weeks. The yield of corn in
the county while not so large as
last year, will be above an average
The candidates this year are the
quietest set we have ever seen. "Even
the candidates for congress are not
doing much hustling in this county.
Doubtless the babies,'as well as the
grownups, are glad that there are no
very vigorous campaigners.
The members of the Red Cross
and their co-workers have completed
the August allotment of surgical
dressing and the rooms will be closed
until the September allotment is re
ceived. Notice will be given when the
September allotment arrives.
Rev. Robert G. Lee will preach
in the Baptist church next Sunday
morning at the usual hour. The pub
lic is cordially invited. For several
years Mr. Lee was pastor at Saluda
and for the past year has been pro
fessor of languages in Furman .uni
Mr. W. H, Morgan and several of
his children have been spending the
past week visiting relatives in the
county. They were cordially greeted
by friends as they passed through
Edgefield. Mr. Morgan now resides
at Green's Cut station in Burke coun
The Advertiser wafts sincere greet
ings to little Miss Annie Day, the
dear little girl which the Stork pre
sented to Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr.,
Monday. May she prove to be the
angel of mercy and the blessing to
humanity that the saintly woman, her
paternal grandmother, whose name
she bears, was.
Mrs. W. S. Cogburn and children
have been spending the past week
here with relatives while Mr. Cog
burn attended a convention of agents
of the Southern States Life Insur
ance which was held in Jacksonville.
Mr. Cogburn stood high upon the
honor roll of this popular company
during the past year.
Mr. M. P. Wells and Mr. J. W.
Reese attended the annual conven
tion of the J. O. U. A. M. which was
I held in Greenville last week. The re
ports made by all of the subordinate
lodges throughout the State are that
the affairs of the Order are in a
most prosperous condition. The next
State convention will be held in
While Mr. Hoover is in Europe the
people, especially the people of Edge
field county, are enjoying some great
feasts. It matters not where you go
in Edgefield county, you will find th:;
people well supplied with the best
of everything and they are dispens
ing the same whole-souled, pre-war
hospitality. Why not let them enjoy
it? Practically everything is made at
home, . . ..T..., v;.. j
Mr. F. E. Gibson of Woodward
Lumber Co., talks in an interesting
manner of the lumber situation. In
his opinion there are not more than
ten to twenty per cent of saw mills
running, due to a great scarcity of
labor. He predicts that lumber is go
ing to be very scarce this fall unless
there is a decided improvement in
the labor situation.
At the present time his firm is
well stocked with flooring, ceiling,
siding, casing, shingles, lath, compo
sition roofing etc. Early buying
should be the policy of the public if
they wish to avoid the disappoint
ment of not being able to procure
building material later in the season.
It is his opinion that a little later it
is not going to be a question of price
but who can furnish the goods.
Y. W. A. Meeting. n s
The Young Woman's Auxiliary of
the Baptist church will meet tomor
row (Thursday afternoon ? with Miss
Margaret May at G o'clock. A large
attendance is desired
Returned From Western Trip.
Dr. James S. Byrd returned Sun
day afternoon from a stay of 10 days
in Chicago attending the National
Dental Assocaition. There were 8,000
delegates in attendance, practically
every country (except the Huns and
their allies) being representd. Dr.
Byrd enjoyed viewing the great
fields of corn, wheat and oats as he
passed through Tennessee, Kentuc
ky, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The
wheat and oats of Illinois, one of the
trreatest food storehouses of the
world, are just being harvested. Dr.
Byrd greatly enjoyed the trip, being
accompanied by several Carolinians
from Aiken, Spartanburg and other
Mr. Porter's Boys.
Mr. H. C. Porter now has two sons
in the service. The eldest, H. C. Por
ter, Jr., volunteered for naval serv
ice some months ago and his second
son, Charlie Porter, who has made a
good record at the Naval Academy,
is now in the transport service, mak
ing the ocean safe for our boys as
they go overseas. One of these, Char
lie, we claim, and are proud of him,
as an Edgefield boy..
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr.,
had as their guests Sunday Mrs. S. C.
Adams, Mrs Maryland Randall Wall,
Miss Ruth Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Ashe of Augusta and Count Jo
seph A. Monaca, an Italian Count
who is bayonet instructor at Camp
Jackson. The Count came up in his
large auto, a racer, which was built
especially for Mr. August Belmont
of New York and purchased, for
Count Monaca by his father whose
wealth amounts to millions.
Work on Line Progressing.
The construction party that is
erecting the line from Aiken to Edge
erecting the line from Aiken to Green
wood for the Post Telegraph compa
ny are working between Edgefield
and Pleasant Lane. Their camp has
been moved from the edge of town
up to near Pleasant Lane. It is hoped
that when the company completes
its line an office will be located in
Edgefield. The town has never had
satisfactory telegraph arrangements.
The Western Union service is all
right but its office should be up-town.
In Northern and Eastern Mar
Mr. W. H. Turner is now in north
ern and eastern markets searching
for the newest and best of every
thing in f.-?l merchandise for the
Corner Store. He is an experienced
buyer and the patrons of this popu
lar store will get full benefit of his
experience. Miss Kate Samuel also
went to New York to study the styles
and to assist in making purchases
for the millinery and women's ready
to-wear department of the Corner
Store. Miss Samuel has also been
north for a number of seasons.
Fine Portrait in Oil.
It is regretted that the splendid
portrait which Edgcfield's artist, Miss
Eliza Minis, who is not without hon
or in her own country, recently paint
ed of Ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard, was
not placed for a short period at least,
where the people could see it. This
portrait is said by those who have
seen it to be Miss Minis' masterpiece,
having spread upon canvas with paint
and-brush almost a speaking likeness
of this distinguished son of Edgefield.
Again we express regret that our
people at large have been unable to
see this splendid portrait, not alone
for its value from the standpoint of
art but also on account of the uni
versal esteem iii which the subject
of portrayal is held.
Civic League Meeting.
Monday afternoon at the Red
Cross rooms, the Civic League met
.in their monthly session, Mrs. B. E.
Nicholson presiding. The meeting
was a short one opened by the Lord's
Prayer in concert. A collection was
taken- for the French orphan fund,
and a report made by the cemetery
committee, satisfaction being ex
pressed at the good services of thc
present employe of the cemetery.
It was suggested that the Civic
League form a unit- for cotton pick '
ing, and by this means make some
funds for the support of the French
orphan. The unit will be ready when
ever a call is made for help along
At the close of the meeting, the
League repaired to the public square
and with the assistance of Mr. W.
W. Fuller and the Boy Scouts the
new flag was unfurled to the breeze.
Important Meeting W. M. S.
The Woman's Mission Society of
the Baptist church will hold their last
meeting for the present association
al year at the Baptist church on Fri
day afternon at 5 o'clock. Each mem
ber is urged to be present and bring
all dues for the past year, so that the
society may reach, and we hope ex
ceed the apportionment. The report
for the year's work will be made by
Miss Sophia Dobson, secretary, and
delegates elected to Horns Creek.
This is also the occasion for election
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
To Drive uut Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the .Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
\ron builds, uo the system. 50 cents
Endowment of a Bed in Red
Cross Hospital at Neuilly,
France by the Edgefield U.
D. C., a Hope of the Near
On Tuesday" evening next, the 20,
the women of the chapter above men
tioned will entertain the Edgefield
public, or as many as wish to help
with this most laudable enterprise,
with a musical, put on by local talent
at the home of the president of the
chapter, Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson,
at 9 o'clock P. M.
This will be the first of a series of
entertainments which will be given
by the chapter, arranged by members
of the War Relief Committee in the
furtherance of their plan to endow
a bed in our hospital in France, in
honor of the following four women,
now living in our midst who were
members of the old Soldiers Relief
Association during the War Between
the States and helped to nurse sol
diers in our Way Side Hospital here:
Mrs. Isabella Mims, Mrs. Zillah Paul,
Mrs. Emeline Cartledge and Mrs. Eliz
abeth Adams. Sketches of the lives
of these honorees will be type-written
and bound to be placed on the head
of the bed. There will be no special
sum of admission asked but all who
come will be expected to make as
large a contribution as their means
In her last letter to the chapters
our president general, Miss Popp?n
heim, states that wc have already en
dowed thirty-seven beds and that ov
er the doors of wards 248 %nd 249
are placards bearing the words, "The
United Daughters of the Confeder
acy." She has received letters from
occupants of seven of the beds giving
most earnest thanks for the gener
osity of the U. D. C.
It is such a small thing for us to
be doing, giving our means for val
ue received, when our boys are giv
ing their lives, that in this endeavor
to give them a comfortable bed in
which possibly, their last hours may
be spent, or on which, please God,
they may be nursed back to health
and strength in an American hospi
tal with American doctors and nurs
es that we should leave no stone un
turned in its accomplishment.
Personal gifts of money of large
or small denominations are requested,
either in honor of these four women
or of some other heroines of the 60's
who were instrumental in nursing
one or more sick soldiers. Accompa
nying the gift, if for an individual
endowment, please send a sketch of
the woman and her services. Any
gift of money may be handed to Mrs.
Jas. Byrd, Miss Annie DeLoach or
Mrs. Agatha Woodson.
The amount necessary to endow a
bed is $600.00 and we must raise
this before the convention in Novem
I am sure this is an object that
appeals to all of us, especially to us
who have sons and brothers in
France. It may be that our own
loved one may occupy this bed and
how happy he would feel to know
that his own home folks had had a
hand in providing for his comfort.
Come to the musical and bring
your dollars. Remember the date,
August 20, 9 P. M.
Scouts Off For Camp.
Early Monday morning about a
score of Boy Scouts, under thle lead
ership of Mr. W. A. Strom, as
Scout Master, left afoot for Bowles
Mountain for a camp of ten days or
two week*. For more than a month
Mr. Strom bas been taking his boys
through the field exercise late in
the afternoon. On the camp they
will fish, swim and go on hikes for
diversion. They will eat and nleep
in tents and will have the time of
their lives. Mr. Strom will leave
nothing undone to make this camp
ing expedition pleasant and profita
ble for his score of bright boys.
Rate For Ginning.
Just before The Advertiser closed
its forms the County Food admin
istrator received a letter from the
State Food Administrator announc
ing that the price for ginning in
South Carolina will be ?3.50 for
500 pounds of lint cotton or lest
and at the rate of 70 cents per 100
for each additional 100 pounds.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3
Gilgal Raises Service Flag.
Sunday morning was the time set
apart by the good people of Gilgal
church and community to raise the
service flag in honor of the 24 splen
did young men who have joined the
colors in both the army and navy of
the United States. ?
Rev. P. B. Lanham, pastor of the
church, conducted the opening exer
cises and the devotions.
The opening song was "Columbia
the Gem of the Ocean," which in
cludes these appropriate lines,
"The 'army and navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and
Ayear or more ago that meant
very little, but today when our great
enlarged navy is made up of our
own boys these lines carry a deeper
and more personal significance.
Gilgal church was filled with an in
terested congregation and more pa
rents interested in their boys than
in any other rural community in our
county and perhaps in the whole
State of South Carolina, there being
24^ boys represented by stars on the
beautiful service flag. This flag was
purchased from Charles T. Langley
of Columbia, from whom a number
of Edgefield county flags have been
The service flag was brought in,
enfolded in the folds of "Old Glory"
by Madeline Cobie and Sophie Lou
Williams, while little Miss-Gell Mor
gan recited a beautiful poem entitled
"The Service Flag."
The flag was accepted for the
church by Mr. J. L. Mims and follow
ing this a patriotic address was made
by Mr. J. H. Cantelou, who presented
our country's cause in such a way
that every heart was inspired to pa
triotic ardor. His central thought
The choir sang the "Battle Hymn
of the Republic," and closed with
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys
Miss Minnie Lanham sang. "Keep
the Home Fires Bu-ning," with or
gan accompaniment by Miss Sallie
May Miller. Many were moved to
tears by this song as each felt its
Th'e roll call of men and their
place of service was read by Mr.
Lanham, the beloved pastor of the
church, and were as follows:
Lieut. Julian Williams, in France.
Daniel Platt Morgan, in naval ser
William Walter Griffis, in France.
Eezzie Franklin Griffis. in France.
William Griffis Byrd, in France.
Thomas Patterson Seigler, naval
Charlie Price Morgan, Camp Sevier
William Bowles Morgan, in France.
Wade Hampton Medlock, in France
Jasper Kirkland Corley in France.
Estey Organ ?
Below I give you prices
August 1st, 1918. These
time sales bear interest at tl
chite. And the interest is ;
A stool and book is inclu
organs have action 32 unies
action has eleven stops and
The terrific increase in
prices for labor make thesi
my prices are the same as
plus $5.00 per organ to cov
Style Xo. 18 . . $105
Style No. 3 oak . $120
Prices on church styles ai
on application. I have a
hand. Call and examine IT
REFERENCE-Th- Bank of G
est Dank in Gre
Thomas Calvin Corley, St. Helena
Training Station, Norfolk,. Va.
Henry Herbert Williams, naval
Thomas Marion Griffis, Camp Mills
L. I. New York.
Charles Augustus Cheatham, na
val service Charleston, S. C.
Robert Evan Griffis, naval service,
Charleston, S. C.
Dempscn Egbert Morgan, Camp
Greenleaf, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Eugene Morgan Corley, Camp
Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
James Freeman Corley, naval ser
Schweigert Lagroon, in France.
John Warren Reel, Naval Training
Station, Newport, R. I. '
Joseph Platt Brunson, naval serv
ice Charleston, S. C.
Luther Rice Brunson, naval serv
ice, Charleston, S. C.
William Earl Prince, in France.
Talton Prince, Camp Jackson, Co
lumbia, S. C.
SEND TOOLE TO
Mr. Toole all through the cam
paign has respectfully requested
Mr. Byrnes to stay on the stand,
and listen to his record, Mr. Byrnes
refusal to do so has caused hun
dreds of his supporters to leave him
for the people want a representa
tive who can face his record.
Hon. G. L. Toole has made good
and produced the records. As the
campaign has moved along, more
and more the voters realized that
Toole is the logical man to repre
sent us in Congress at this time.
One Hundred Per Cent American,
a farmer who knows and bas the
courage of his convictions, and
whose ability can be measured by
service rendered to the people of
South Carolina in the Legislature
for fourteen years. Aiken County
bas reconized his services by re- '
electing him on the first ballot for
the last four terms and he has al
ways headed the ticket. Edge
field County bas always recognized
and supported men who believe in
good Government and who have,
by their fights stood with the peo
ple. This <-oonty will not indorse
a man who stood with the meat
packers against the people. Every
thing points to Mr. Toole's elec
1 Overland car.
1 Saxon car.
1 Jersey Milch Cow.
J. T. Harling,
Edgefield, S. C.
Jew Price List
on Estey Organs effective
prices are net cash, and all
lie rate of 8 per cent from
added into the] face of the
ded with each organ. All
s otherwise specified. This
two Aili sets of reeds of five
the cost of material and
s prices necessary. All of
are fixed by the factory,
St}'le No. 3 walnut $125
Style No. S walnut $140
ad the entire line furnished
t present a full stock on
ly entire line.
od Piano Man
reenwood, the oldest and strong
)WEN BROS. MARBLE &
:ALERS IN EVERYTHING FOR
e largest and best equipped monu
mental mills in the Carolinas.
EENWOOD, - - . - - - S. C.
.LEIGH,. N. C.
F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent