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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, September 25
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mrs. W. S. Harris of Kirksey is
among the visitors in Edgefield this
Mr. John W. Holland of Chappell
has been spending the past week in
Mrs. Hettie S. Brown of Green
ville is here visiting her mother, Mrs.
Ida F. Sheppard.
Misses Ida Folk, Janice Morgan
and Willie Peak left on Tuesday of
last week for Winthrop.
Mrs. W. C. Lynch is in Henderson
ville, N. C., visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George B. Harris.
Edwin Folk and William Gaines
entered the university of South Car
olina on Tuesday of this week.
Mrs. Norwood Cleveland and Nor
wood. Jr., of Greenville are here vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Padgett.
Mr. Mack Quarles, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. G. Quarles, is now serv
ing Penn and Holstein as salesman.
Mr. W. F. West is making a good
record with his new ginnery. He gin
ned 45 bales Tuesday. His gin cleans
the seed and makes a good sample.
Do not fail to renew your sub
scription before next week, as the
government will force us to drop all
unpaid subscriptions after October
Mr. John Harling came over from
Columbia and Mr. Oscar Harling
came up from North Augusta to at
tend the funeral of their sister, Mrs.
C. M. Thomas.
District Attorney J. Wm. Thurm
ond is at home after an absence of
ten days attending court at Rock Hill
and also attending to some office du
ties in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gaines and
Lieut. Pendleton Gaines of the Avi
ation Service were in Edgefield last
week. Lieut. Gaines came over to
bid the home folks good bye.
The annual notice of County
Treasurer James T. Mims, is publish
ed in this issue. By a careful exami
nation of the notice you can learn
what your tax levy for 1918 is.
The fall term of court will con
vene on the third Monday in October
with Hon. Janies E. Peurifoy of Wal
terboro, as presiding judge. The petit
jury will be drawn on October 3.
We have a full complete linc of
ladies' waists, in voile, poplin, crepe
de chine and georgette, in any color
Married. Thursday afternoon, Sep
tember ld, by Rev. P. P. Blalock, at
the residence of the officiating minis
ter, Mr. Wallace Prescott and Miss
L.ester Boyce. The Advertiser ex
Mr. J. G. Alford is nov.- operating
his new ginnery and everything is in
apple-pie order. He was delayed in
startim: by the delay in receiving
some ?.arts of his machinery. Mr. Al
ford's plant is modern and up-to-the
minute in every respect.
Mr. Henry W. Quarles spent last
week in Rock Hill attending the Unit
ed States District court as juror. Mr.
Quarles was very proud of Edgefield
county's record. Of the more than
200 cases disposed of at that term of
court not one was from Edgefield
Miss Marie Abney is planning an
entertainment to be given in the op
era house on the evening of Octo
ber 4. It will be given for the benefit
of the Edgefield Library and from
all reports we think it will be well
worth seeing. Full particulars will
appear in -next week's paper.
On account of the increased cost
of publishing the paper, we will be
compelled to advance the subscrip
tion price of The Advertiser to $2.00
per year after October 1. But as ev
erything else has advanced more than
that, we do not believe that any
reasonable person will object to the
Sergt. Robert Adams came over
from Camp Jackson Friday and re
mained with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George A. Adams of Colliers
until Sunday. Sergt. Adams was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims
Friday night. It is exceedingly inter
esting to hear him relate some of his
An officer from the battle front
in Europe will address the people at
the Union Meeting at Republican
church on Sunday afternoon, Septem
ber 29th, at such hour as may be
yielded to the cause of the Fourth
Liberty Loan Campaign. Do not
know whether this officer will be an
American, or foreigner. Tell your
people about this, and let everybody
be present to hear him.
Patriotic Rally at Johnston.
At Johnston on Monday afternoon
September 30th, at 4 P. M. the first
meeting of the Fourth Liberty Loan
Campaign in our county will be held.
Speakers on this occasion: Lieut.
Place, a French officer from the bat
tle front in western France, and Mr.
Finley Henderson, District Chairman
for the Second Congressional Dis
Everybody should arrange to be
present on this occasion, it matters
not how busy he may be.
The Advertiser has received an or
der from the War Industries Board
to discontinue ail papers after the 1st
of October that are not paid in ad
vance. All who are in arrears are
urged to pay up during the next few
days, as we do not want to drop a
single name from our list. If you fail
to pay up, do not expect any paper
next week. We will be compelled, by
a government order, to cut off all
not paid in advance. We are likewise
instructed to discontinue all free
Meeting at Edgefield.
Everybody to Edgefieid next Mon
day night, September 30th, at 8:30
P. M. to hear Lieut. Place, the French
officer from the battle front in France
who will tell us something abcit the
world war in which so many of our
boys are participants.
Mr. Finley Henderson of Aiken,
S. C., District Chairman for Second
Congressional District will also be
present and address the people. This
meeting will be interesting, and will
open the campaign for the Fourth
Liberty Loan in Edgefield. Recollect
8:30 P. M. at Edgefield.
Miss Tompkins' Entertainment
On Friday evening last Miss Ruth
Tompkins gave a very unique and
charming entertainment entitled
"The Follies of 1918." This consisted
of various dances, songs, marches,
etc., by children and grown-ups of
Edgefield. The many dances by the
little children as well as the other
dances delighted the audience tho
roughly ?.id a group of chorus girls
gave it i . appearance of a real show.
A splendid march was given by the
Boy Scouts who give promise of
some day becoming fine soldiers.
Although the weather was so bad
there was a fairly large audience and
over $52.00 was made, which, after
expenses were paid, was turned over
to the local Red Cross chapter.
On the whole this was a most suc
cessful entertainment and Miss Tomp
kins deserves great credit for under
taking this patriotic service.
Back From France.
Lieutenant T. B. Greneker arrived
in Edgefield early this morning, hav
ing come direct from the front line
trenches in France via New York. It
is needless to say that he was very
warmly greeted when he set foot on
Edgefield soil again. Lieut. Greneker
went overseas in April and after
spending about five months there in
active service he has been sent back
to the States to train American sol
diers. This is a distinct compliment to
him. Lieut. Greneker volunteered as
a private early in the summer of
1917 and has been steadily promoted.
He will yet go higher and higher.
After spending a short time here with
his mother, Mrs. Hallie N. Greneker,
he will report to Camp Sevier where
he has been assigned.
Edgefield Sustains Heavy Loss.
After more than 13 years of faith
ful service in Edgefield as an educa
tor of rare value and ability, Major
T. J. Lyon has left us for a larger
field of service, having accepted the
position as commandant of the Bailey
Military Institute of Greenwood. He
deeply regretted to leave Edgefild
and would not have done so had he
not felt that his military training
was needed by the goverenment in
this crisis. Mr. Lyon will be greatly
missed in our social, intellectual and
The trustees acted with character
istic wisdom in electing Rev. A. L.
Gunter as Major Lyon's successor.
He is well fitted by nature and train
ing for the work of teaching. His
election has met with universal favor.
Our millinery stock is complete.
We are showing a better selected
stock than ever before.
Death of Little Child.
At ll o'clock on Tuesday morning
the death angel came into the home
of Mrs. W. S. Cogburn at their home
in Greenwood and took away the lit
tle baby, one and and a half years
of age, little Scott Sheppard Cog
burn. The little boy had not been
strong from birth but the loving
friends and parents had hoped that
strength would come with years. This
was not to be and each day the love
of the parents became more and more
devoted. As they were called upon to
watch him through several illnesses,
their hearts grew more tender for
this little one.
On Wednesday morning the little
body accompanied by tho family, ex
cept the mother, who was not physi
cally able to take the long drive,
was brought to Edgefield and placed
in the family cemetery. Many kind
friends added their tears to those of
the family and beautiful floral tri
butes expressed the love and esteem
of many kind and loving hearts.
State Mission Day at Baptist
Saturday of this week the Wom
an's Mission Society, Young Wom
an's and Girl's Auxiliary and Sun
beams will hold a joint all day meet
ing in the interests of State Missions.
Tho meeting will begin at ll
o'clock with the president of the Mis
sion Society, Mrs. D. B. Hollings
worth in charge with programme as
ll A. M. Devotions. Mrs. W. B.
Message from Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Three short talks by members on
subjects relating to topics of the day.
"Our State Mission Task for 1918"
by MrsW. C. Tompkins.
"Successful Phases of State Mis
sion Work," Mrs. E. J. Norris.
Music, Miss Miriam Norris.
"Our Societies' Service Flag." A
Offering and collection of envel
ope for State Missions.
Recess and lunch in the church
dining room to which all the mem
bers of the four societies are cor
2:30: Y. W. A. Programme. Miss
Hortense Padgett in charge.
A Gospel bound triangle showing
map of South Carolina
Hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord
Demonstration of blackboard, by
Misses Ruth DeLoach, Hortense Pad
gett and Mrs. Kate Dennis.
Song, "Will There Be Any Stars
in My Crown?"
Short Talks. (1) Preparedness
through compulsory education. (2)
Graded Missionary Societies in the
Churches, Miss Florence Mims.
"Patriotism as exhibited through
the Red Cross," Miss Gladys Rives.
" How Personal Service activities
will aid in bringing in the Kingdom"
Mrs. Lovic Mims.
Vocal Solo, "Keep the Home Fires
Burning," Miss Miriam Norris.
Devotions, John 15, Mrs. J. L.
Hymn. "I Need Thee Every Hour."
Collection of Y. W. A. envelopes.
The Girls' Auxiliary under the
leadership of Mrs. J. P. Nixon will
continue the programme then, and
will give a patriotic flag demonstra
tion of the allied countries, accompa
nied by appropriate- national airs on
Collection of G. A. envelopes.
Under the leadership of Misses
Gladys Lyon and Kellah Fair, a very
interesting as well as educational
programme will be carried out as a
climax to the day's work. The chil
dren will show, in their demonstra
tion, all thc phases of State Mission
Collection of Sunbeam envelopes.
Thc landlady bustled up to her new
lodger as he came down to breakfast
the first morning.
"Good morning, sir," she wheezed.
"Good morning," said the lodger.
"I hope you've had a good night's
rest," said the landlady.
"No," said the mild mannered lit
tle man. "Your cat kept me awake."
"Oh," said the landlady, tossing her
head. "I suppose you're going to ask
me to have the poor thing killed."
"Not not exactly," said the gentle
lodger. "But would you very much
mind having it tuned?"-California
Southern Parson (to convert) -
Does yo' think yo' kin keep in de
straight an' narrer path now, Sam?
Sam-I reckon I kin, pahson, ef
dey ain't no watahmillion patches er
long de road.
Piles Cured In G to 14 Days
Your drugcist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
I Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days.
j The first application gives Case and Rest. 50c.
(Continued from page One.)
Council of Defense. After stressing
education in all of its phases, Dr.
Smith spoke at some length on taxes,
stating that the day of low taxes has
passed forever. His address showed
much thought and careful prepara
tion. Governor-Elect R. A. Cooper
next spoke. He too made education
the key-note of his address, declaring
that he favored a seven months term
for every school in South Carolina
and a compulsory education law with
teeth to it that can be effectively en
forced. Mr. Cooper's address was
timely and forceful. Mr. Crane was
also invited to speak again Thursday
night and thoroughly captivated the
Wednesday afternoon Mr. De
Camp arranged an automobile trip
to Cowpens battle ground, about 13
miles from Gaffney, the road travers
ing a fine farming country. The bat
tle ground is marked with a crude
sort of stone monument, from which
the Stars and Stripes waved. Con
gress should provide a more suitable
and more enduring monument for
Cowpens. Soon after the party arriv
ed at Cowpens, Col. Rion McKissick,
editor of the Greenville News and
leading historian of the Press Associ
ation delivered a most splendid ad
dress on the Battle of Cowpens,
which is a valuable contribution to
the historic literature of South Car
olina. Capt. Peat, a Canadian officer
came over from Camp Wadsworth to
hear the address, and he, together j
with the newspaper men present, was
very lavish in praise of the address.
Thursday afternoon an automobile
trip was taken to several points of
interest in Cherokee county, one be
ing the great electric power plant on
the Broad river which supplies lights
for Gaffney and Spartanburg and
power for a score of cotton mills in
the Piedmont. Cherokee county has
as fine farming land as can be found
in the State. It is not as level as some
agricultural land in the lower coun
ties but it is fertile and responds to
Mr. DeCamp planned an automo
bile trip to Chimney Rock and Bat
Cave, fifty miles away, for Friday
but the heavy rains Thursday night
made this trip impossible.
Wednesday afternoon the Press
party were invited to visit the mod
ern plant of Mr. Wheat where raw
cotton is spun, woven into table dam
ask, bleached and beautifully wrap
ped ready for the retail merchant's
counter. We had no idea there was
such a complete plant south of New
England. In fact it is said to be the
only plant in this country that takes
raw cotton and converts it into
beautiful mercerized damask.
Gaffney has a splendid public
school system. Each morning four of
the editors were invited to visit the
four large public schools and address
the children. It fell to our lot Wed
nesday morning to visit the West End
school, where we found among the
teachers Mrs. Gaffney who spent
some time in Edgefield with her hus
band about IS years ago. Mr. Gaff
ney is in the insurance business.
We were all long-faced and de
pressed when .the hour arrived Fri
day morning to leave Ed DeCamp
and Gaffney. The 191S Press meeting
in Gaffney will alford pleasant mem
ories for many years to come.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express to our friends
and neighbors our sincere apprecia
tion of the many kind attentions and
expressions of symapthy shown us in
our great bereavement.
MR. and MRS. T. P. SALTER
Officers and Committees for
Edgefteld County and Its
Subdivisions for Conducting
the Campaign for Fourth
A. E. Padgett, County Chairman.
W. A. Byrd, Chairman for Town
W. M. Sawyer, Chairman for Town
W. W. Miller, Chairman for Town
Committee on Publicity.
J. C. Sheppard, Chairman.
J. Wm. Thurmond, J. L. Minis and
L. Wigfall Cheatham.
Directors of Sales for Edgefield.
B. B. Jones, J. W. Kemp, W. C.
Lynch, T. H. Rainsford, A. S. Tomp
kins, W. H. Harling, E. J. Mims, W.
A. Strom, B. E. Nicholson, L. S. Ker
naghan, L. T. May and Dr. J. S. Byrd.
Secretaries of Directors of Sales for
Mrs. Leila A. Griffin and Miss
Directors of Sales for Johnston.
F. S. Bland, H. W. Crouch, J. L.
Derrick, V. E. Edwards, H. G. Eidson,
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save you money
before they ha<
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In Our Varioi
You Will Find
In Daily Use
Buy To Your A
G. L Hard, J. N. Lott, W. B. Ouzts,
W. W. Rhoden, E. H, Smith, S. J.
Watson, W. P. Yonce.
B. R. Smith, H. H. Herlong and B.
B. T. Boatwright, E. L. Yonce and
G. C. Holmes.
For Long Branch.
C. M. Rauton, L. C. Clark and Joe
For Addison Mills.
T. A. Hightower and C. W. Wat
D. B. Hollingsworth, J. H. Reel and
R. H. Nicholson.
A. E. Broadwater, E. J. Munday
and Joe Smith.
__C. C. Jones, W. F. West and J. W.
Dr. J. N. Crafton, J. L. Miller, H.
W. McKie and T. M. Adams.
G. W. Bussey, Jr., J. L. Bailey and
0. 0. Timmerman.
H. E. Quarles, R. M. Johnson and
Rev. J. W. Kesterson.
T. J. Dorn, Lidie Dorn and G. W.
J. P. Sullivan, G. R. Mayson and
J. E. Reynolds.
J. W. Morgan, J. D' Hughey and
E. P. Winn.
C. M. Williams W. A. Reel, P.'W.
Cheatham and L. R. Brunson.
F. L. Byrd, L. H. Harling and J.
F. L. Timmerman, S. T. Williams
and P. A. Timmerman.
Dr. J. H. Self, M. B. Byrd and H.
J. M. Shaffer, Whit Harling and
James A. Dorn.
A. G. Ouzts, J. F. Payne and J. K.
Iv!. B. Hamilton, M. A. Watson and
W. M. Ransom.
L. C. Warren, J. Carroll Morgan
and J. R. Scurry.
R. A. Wash, P. B. Thomas.
S. B. Mays, G. T. Swearingen and
F. F. Rainsford.
J. W. Johnson and H. A. Adams.
J. 0. Scott and H. H. Scott, Sr.,
Meriwether. No. 12.
B. T. Lanham, J. W. Munday and
P. B. Lanham
Meriwether No. 29.
W. H. Briggs, G. W. Medlock and
J. A. Thurmond.
H. F. Cooper, R. W. Glover and
J. P. Mealing.
J. D. Mathis, Walter W. Wise, B.
R. Tillman, A. S. J. Miller, Frank
Bettis, Roper Moss, Frank Miller.
ake Care of Your Needs
r SUITS AND
uits and coats
! best we have
illy invite you
ct our showing
which we can
, as we bought
d reached the
tent is full of
les, wool goods
only the best
md have them
That You Can
We? have a full complete line of
children's and Misses' school shoes
in Gladfut and Scuffle in black, tan
and smoked. If you have never tried
a pair of them it will pay you to do
so for there's none better. We gua
rantee every pair of them.
Farmer Spinks-How are you get
tin' on with your automobile, Si?
Farmer Spudds-Wal, I can run
the machine all right, but I ain't got
over saying "Giddap!" and "Whoa"
to it yit.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the loth day of October,
1918, to the 15th day of March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 191S, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from Lhe 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8 Vi
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District 7 V:
For Elocker 2
For Blockcr-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgeiield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether' (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 VJ
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1 %
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.