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Office No 61
Residence, No. 1 7
Wednesday, October 16
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mis* Nell Jenes is at home after
.pending some time in Columbia.
Mrs. Alice Hartley of Batc-sburg
is ber? visiting her sister, Mrs. Jam??
Judge J. W. DeVore will go to Co
ombia Friday to attend an en bane
jression of the supreme court.
Col. L. W. Cheatham left Sunday
*?r Baltimore to join Mrs. Cheatham
who went to Baltimore sevsral weeks
Mr. Edwin Folk is at home from
the South Carolina University for a
i?w days. He has rapidly convalesced
A-om the attack of influenxa.
Mr. Alfred Covar and Dr. Levi
M?lmes came down from Camp Sevier
ior a week's furlough, enjoying im
Mensely the brief stay at home.
Mr. Stephen Darlington made a
hurried visit to Edgefield Sunday,
liturning to his naval post of duty
ist Charleston Sunday afternoon.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to con
tiene the "gasless" Sunday after the
?war. Better have the car in the gar
aje than in the road all day Sunday.
Mr. J. G. Alford operates his gin
gery every day, and night too if the
patronage warrants, giving satisfac
tory service to his large list of pa
Mr. Eugene Timmons spent Tues
day in Edgefield, having come from
Mew York on a brief furlough. He
will report to his ship, the Aeolus,
The good year 1918 being unlike
the bad year 1914, many people do
?ot have to sell their cotton unless
the price suits them, and they are
not selling it.
The members of the Colored Fair
Association are planning to hold
their annual fair the latter part of
November. A detailed announcement
will be made later.
Thc friends of Miss Virginia Sim
kins are delighted to know that she I
" is improving after a long and tedi
ous illness. She has been greatly
Missed by everybody.
Don't forget that The Advertiser
job office is better equipped than
?vcr to do all kinds of printing. Let
?6 have your orders. Prompt and sat
isfactory service rendered.
A good way to r3duce your next
year's fertilizer bill, which promises
to be very much larger than last
year, is to sow largely of winter le
gumes-vetch and the clovers.
Mr. Trezevant Timmons spent
Monday and Tuesday at home, re
turning to Camp Jackson Tuesday
night. He had a severe attack of in
fluenza but has now fully recovered.
Ask your county demonstration
agent whether or not it pays to sow
winter cover crops, especially winter
legumes. We'll wager a goodly sum
that he will heartily endorse our sug
In spite of the shortage of labor,
the harvesting of all crops thus far
has progressed reasonably satisfac
torily. One sees but little more, if
any, cotton i,i the field now than usu
al at this season.
Are you reading any more than
the big war headlines these days? As
the nights lengthen you should map
.ut a course of helpful reading. It
will make you a broader, better man
?r woman. Try it.
Are you venturing any war fore
casts and peace predictions? Practi
cally everybody else makes bold to
say when the cessation of hostilities
will come. Well, the end is in sight
but not yet in reach.
Mr. D. V. Harris has purchased
the Karney property and will move
his family to town about the first of
January after making extensive im
provements upon the property which
he recently purchased.
Miss Sophie Mims went to Colum
bia Thursday to assist in nursing her
brother, Mr. James T. Minis, Jr., who
was sick at the University. As his
condition was very much improved
she returned to Edgefield Saturday.
Dr. B. F. Jones was examined at
Camp Jackson some time ago and ac
cepted in the veterinary service. He
received an order to report for duty
in a few days. He will enter the ser
Tice with the rank of second lieu
Whe? the drought is sufficiently
broken start the grain drills and
keep them going until the largest
acreage of grain has been sown than
ha? ever been seen in tbe county.
Foodstuffs for man and best are not
likely to be lower fe-r a lone; timo to
Mrs. Eva W. ?rusts received a tel
egram Saturday front the War De
partment stating that her son,
Mr. Percy Ouzts was seriously
wounded in Franee September 7. Up
to thia' time she ha? been unable to
learn further particulars concerning
Miss Margaret Hill will ge to Co
lumbia in a few days to assist the
other over-taxed angels of mercy in
caring for the sick of the capital city.
For the past week she has been with
her sister, Mrs. E. E. Padgett who
has been a vietim of inffvenaa but is
now rapidly improving.
Mr. Rainsford C?ntelos is enjoy
ing a short furlough at home. He
has made a good reeord since he vol
unteered for naval service. Only re
cently he was transferred from
shore duty to the S. S. Aeolus, the
same ship that Mr. Eugene Timmons
has been serving on for more than
Death of Colored Soldier.
A colored soldier, James Blocker,
from this county, died at Camp Se
Yier last week and his body was
brought to Edgefield Monday for in
terment, being accompanied by a
colored soldier from the camp. Block
er resided on the farm of Mr. John
Henry Parkman on the west side.
The government paid all expenses in
cident to the funeral and transport
ing the body to Edgefield. The sol
stated that the government was giv
ing the colored troops who are sick
in camp the best of attention.
No Court Next Week.
On account of the Spanish influ
enza which has rapidly spread prac
tically over the entire country, the
court of General Sessions which was
to convene next Monday. October
21 has been called off and all witness
es and jurors are notified not to ap
pear a? summoned. It is probable
that the Court of Common Pleas will
convene Monday, October 28, but
that will be definitely decided a lit
tle later. Thc extent to which the
epidemic bas been checked will de
termine whether the civil court will
ba held at the usual time.
Wheat Production Greatly In
Mr. Herbert G. Eidson, proprietor
of the Johnston Roller Mills, was in
Edgefield Monday and upon being
asked how the present grinding sea
son has been with him, he replied
that during the entire season a year
ago he ground S.OOO bushels of
wheat and that up to this time he has
already ground 14,000 bushels and
confidently expects, to grind 20,000
bushels before the season closes, Thys
indicates that formers are growing
wheat; Ijn-ger quantities. The acre
age this fall in Edgefield county will
doubtless be the largest on record.
Should Be Profoundly Grateful.
The people of Edgefield, town and
county, should be profoundly grate
ful for escaping thus far from the
severe scourge in the form of Span
ish influenza that has been visited
upon many toy/ns in this slate. We
have before us a county paper which
contains notices of 10 deaths from
influenza. While a number of people
here and elsewhere in th? county
have fallen victims of the disease,
only a few cases of which we have
heard have been severe. Thus far,
if we are correctly inf ol .ned, not a
death has occurred in Edgefield coun
ty. Surely we have much to be thank
"We Never Sleep."
The hardest worked man in Edge
field county is Mr. Roger T. Hill. He
has given from the day the season
opened, his personal attention to his
ginnery from the earliest hours of
dawn until practically midnight.
Sometimes we are of the opinion that
he never sleeps. Frequently the last
sound that falls upon our ears be
fore retiring to the Land of Nod is
Mr. Hill's ginnery and the first sound
in the morning (even earlier than
some of the chickens) is Mr. Hill's
jrinnery. When city drug stores re
main open all ni^ht to serve their
patrons they sometimes set out this
advertisement: "We never sleep."
So it is with Mr. Hill's ginnery. In
his persistent effort to give his per
sonal attention to every detail, to
the end that all patrons receive sat
isfactory service, we do not believe
he ever sleeps.
A large shipment of ladies' Mar
tha Washington shoes arrived today.
The Most Interesting Reading.
Doubtless 99 per cent, of The Ad
vertiser's readers will tell you that
the most intensely interesting matter
in the paper every week is the let
ters from our soldier boys in France
and in training camps in the home
land. On our second and third pages
this week will be found ll letters
from our* boys in uniform and each
one represents some different phase
of eamp and army life. We already
have several letters for next week,
being carried over as they reached
us too late for this issue. They will
appear next week. Whenever you re
ceive a letter from a son, brother or
friend in uniform send it to The Ad
vertiser, so other relatives and
friends over the county can like
wise snjoy reading it. "Breathes
there a man with soul so dead" that
he is not stirred by the personal let
ters from the boys who are fighting
for loved ones on this side of the
seas-brave boys who would not re
turn home, if they could, until their
work is finished, that of stamping
out Prussian militarism. Yes, send
us the letters so we can spread them
before the people of every section
of the county every week.
Work of the Local Board.
The board has been busy for some
time classifying registrants between
the ages of 19 and 36 inclusive, and
have about completed the great task.
Classification cards were not mailed
out, however, as promptly as as they
were to the 1917 registrants because
the beard had not received the Order
Numbers from Washington in time
to mail the cards to registrants as
soon as they were classified. The or
der numbers have now been given
to all registrants and in a few days
classification cards will be sent to
all of the men between 18 and 37
The board has, acting under or
ders from Washington, proceeded
with the physical examinations im
mediately following classifications.
About 50 men have been notified to
come to the office of thc board to
morrow for examination and about
the same number will appear Friday.
The board has a call for 10 white
men to be entrained for Camp Wads
worth, Spartanburg, at 6:55 A. M.
Tuesday, October 22, and they have
been notified to appear at the office
of the board for final examination
?nd roll call Monday afternoon, Oc
tober 21, at four o'clock.
Within a few days a list showing
the men who registered on September
12 will be called upon to ser^-' will
be posted, enabling every registrant
to form some idea when he will be
called. The men nearest the top of
the list will bc called before those
who are near the bottom.
Later: The call" for 10 white men
was annulled Tuesday afternoon by
telegram from the adjutant general
and the men will not have to report
until later. Due notice will be given
them. . ...... ?j "j -..3>R,t r
Tuiliers' Certificates Restored.
I have received a telegram from
the State Food Administrator stating
that millers' certificates can be ac
cepted by merchants from farmers in
lieu of requiring the purchase of
substitutes when flour is sold. The
quantity of substitutes, 20 per cent.,
All merchants in the county who
have not filed with the County Food
Administrator a report of sugar sold
during the mcnth of September,
must do so at once, as required in
J. L. MIMS,
County Food Administrator.
Notice to Members of Edgefield
The order to close the churches at
this time, though wise and necessary,
will interrupt our ordinary method
of collecting our church dues. Our
annual conference meets one month
hence, and we wish to get in all as
sessment and accounts by the fourth
Sunday in October. We therefore
earnestly request that you send in
your contributions to Mr. J. D.
.May, Treasurer, ;U once, as there
are some extra expenses for this
quarter as well as the balance of the
conference claims to pay. AU mem
bers are urged to pay their full as
sessments, and something in addi
A. L. GUNTER,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
Chairman Board of Stewards.
Oct. 14, 1?? 1 S
My heme, six rooms, butler's pan
try, back pantry, electric lights,
large corner lot, enough room for
another house on side street, fine
gardens in high state of cultivation,
splendid well containing 15 feet of
water. Nice two-room servant house
in yard, wood-house, chicken yards,
T, J. LYON.
g Cold weather is approaching. Soon we wili have frost
and ice, and the clothing of the entire family must be
suited to the changed weather.
We have a large assortment of ladies' coats, cloaks,
sweaters, tailored suits. All the latest colors and made
in the latest styles.
We are showing a large stock of Clothing for boys and
I men. Can fit any size in practically any color or style
Our winter shoes are the best we have ever shown.
We can shoe every member of the family. Make your
entire bill with us and save money.
We have bought heavily of Hosiery and Underwear.
The cool mornings make heayier underwear necessary.
Come in and let us show you what we have purchased
for our patrons. We bought early from the largest
manufacturers and can sell close.
Every Department Well
We placed large orders early for the several departments on our second floor and
1 invite our friends, the ladies especially, to inspect these attractive goods.
Wc are showing some good values in bed-room suits. Also see our sideboards,
hat-racks, sofas, dining tables and china closets. A beautiful assortment of rockers to
select from. 4
We have a large stock of iron and enameled beds and the best bed springs on the
market. A large stock of cotton and felt mattresses.
Wc extend a special invitation to the ladies to come and see eur beautiful assort
ment of rugs and art squares. Many attractive designs at very reasonable prices.
We have bought a large stock of stoves, ranges and heaters. Now is the time to
discard your old one and purchase a new one.
We were never better supplied than now to fill thc needs of our customers in har
ness, bridles and saddles. Large assortment to select from.
Our undertaker's department is well supplied with coffins and caskets of all sizes
and prices. A share of your patronage is solicited. Our hearse responds to all calls
On our first floor will be found a large stock of heavy
groceries and plantation supplies. We buy in large
quantities and can make very satisfactory prices.
Large shipment of'Tcxas oats for seed-no better quality on the market. Let us
lill your orders.
Mgefield Mercantile Company