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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, November 2(
tOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. E. H. Folk is in Savannah
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. A. Schrei
Already some of the stores are gra
dually taking on holiday attire. It is
less than 30 days till Christmas.
Rev. P. B. Lanham has been spend
ing the past week in Bishopville with
his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Mccutcheon.
Have you redeemed your War Sav
ings Stamp pledge? You have but
little over 30 days in which to redeem
The letters from our soldier boys
are especially interesting this week.
Read them on the second page of
Steve Scurry arrived this morning
from Charleston on furlough of three
days and was very cordially 'greeted
by his friends. v
Mr. S. A. Brunson has sold his
farm to the Davis Realty Company
and has purchased the farm of Mr.
Capt. L. Y. Moore, Dr. A. H. Cor
ley and Mr. G. W. Adams are in Or
angeburg attending the annual meet
ing of the Shriners.
Rhett Hammond is over from
Camp Jackson on a furlough of 4S
hours and he has met with warm
hand-clasps from his friends.
Mrs. J. D. Holstein, Miss Helen
Tillman and Miss Elizabeth Smith of
Edgefieid were registered at the Ore
gon yesterday.-Greenwood Index.
Miss' Ruth Tompkins returned to
Boston Sunday to resume her studies
in one of the leading institutions f
that city. She will be away until next
The Baptist church, through its
treasurer. Mr. Orlando Sheppard,
sent a Thanksgiving' contribution of
$300 td the Connia Maxwell orphan
age at Greenwood Monday.
AT TRENTON: Thanksgiving ser
vice at ll A. M. in the Methodist
church and at 7:45 in the Presbyte
rian church. Also service in the Pres
byterian church next Sunday night.
News has come of the arrival of
a new boy John C. Anderson at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Buist Ander
son in Spartanburg. This is the third
son of our friend, Buist Anderson.
Luther Brunson came up from
Charleston on a short furlough last
week. In some way he slipped through
Edgefieid on up to his home at Cleo- I
ra without our getting a glimpse of
While you have the cash is a
mighty good time to pay your taxes.
This year's taxes should be paid
from this year's earnings and not
wait to borrow the money after
Attention is directed to the full
page advertisement of Mr. Ruben
stein this week. He has put on a big
sale that should attract the attention
of hundreds of shoppers. Read his
Mr. M H. Deal has purchased the
residence of Mr. S. E. Morgan on Je
ter street now occupied by Mr. W.
E. Stokes and will move his family
to town as soon as Mr. Stokes vacates
Service in the Edgefieid Presbyte
rian church this coming Sunday
morning at 11:15, the subject being,
"The great things that have been
done for us and a thankful way of
showing our appreciation to our Hea
We are indebted to Mr. W. S. Cog
burn for the first 1919 calendar we
have seen and furthermore it is the
most beautiful one we have ever
seen, the subject bu orr a young mo
thar caressing a beautiful babe-en
titled, "The Love Eternal."
. Mrs. T. W. Lamb was in town to
day and requested us to announce
that there will be a flag raising ser
vice at Red Ook Grove church Sun
day afternoon. Rev. R. G. Shannon
house has consented to conduct the
music and Rev. Joseph A. Gaines will
deliver an address.
FOR SALE.-Two first-class mules
8 and 9 years old, weight 900 to
1,000 pounds. Good work animals.
Apply to G. D. Mims or Zeb Clem
ent. Clarks Hill, S. C.
All person's who have subscribed
to the United War Work will please
call at the Bank of Edgefield and pay
J. H. ALLEN, Treasurer.
Schools to Resume Work.
The Edgefield High and Graded
school will begin work on next Mon
day, December 2nd. Let the pupils
be prepared to take up their work
where they left it without delay as
the tests will be held the first week
of school. It would be well to spend
the present week in study. .
Please let no pupils come from
homes where there is influenza; also
children with whooping cough and
other contagious diseases are not to
report. All parents are asked to co
operate with the school authorities
in keeping the student body free
from disease as far as possible, so as
to enable the teachers and pupils to
do the best we possibly can under
the circumstances, and beg your sup
port and co-operation.
A. L. GUNTER, Superintendent.
Dr. William T. Briggs of North
Dr. William Traylor Briggs, a
prominent young physician of North
Augusta, S. C., passed away Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at his resid
ence there. He was 33 years of age
and was the youngest son of the late
Mr. John Briggs and Mrs. Ella Set
zen Briggs. He graduated from the
Citadel in 1908 afterward spending
four years at the Charleston Medical
Dr. Briggs, on August 17. 1918,
married Miss Eliza Tustin Gary of
Abbeville S. C. Besides his widow,
he is survived by his mother, his
brothers George of Florence, S. C.,
J. L. of Gainsville Fla.; T. J. of North
Augusta; his sisters Mrs. R. B. Dorn
of McConnell, S. C., and Mrs. E. B.
Mathis of Colliers S. C. The funeral
will be held at Hardy today at noon.
The friends of Dr. Briggs in Edge
field were deeply pained to learn of
his death. The passing of so talented
a young man who was in the prime
of a useful and successful career is
a distinct loss to the entire county,
indeed the death of this young phy
sician like the recent death of Mr.
Herbert Bunch, leaves another va
cancy that can not be filled.
Dr. Briggs was a worthy represen
tative of an old and greatly honored
Edgefield county family and his
death will be mourned wherever he
was known. Not only in his own home
community where his professional
visits have meant so much in reliev
ing suffering he will be likewise
Death of Mrs. Emma Anderson
At five o'clock on Tuesday after
noon Mrs. Emma Anderson died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.
P. Wells, after a long and lingering
illness, having been an invalid for
many years, but in declining health
for a year or more past,
j Mrs. Anderson was seventy-five
years of age in Septemebr. She was
before her marriage Emma Buist,
daughter of Rev. Edward Buist, a na
tive of Charleston but at the time of
her birth pastor of a Presbyterian
church of Greenville, and Emma Ray
mond Hornby of Augusta, Ga.
Most of her early life was spent
in Greenville and part of it in Lau
rens where Dr. Buist was president
of the Laurensville Fema'le college.
She was married to John C. An
derson of Spartanburg county where
all of her married life was spent and
where a large family was reared.
About twenty-five years ago, she
removed to Edgefield and made her
home with her daughter, Mrs. W. L.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of
the Presbyterian church, a woman of
great refinement and unusual cul
ture, and was a descendant of the
most distinguished and aristocratic
families of our State.
Her remains were carried to Spar
tanburg on the early Wednesday
morning train and laid to rest in the
family burying ground at historic old
Nazareth church about seven miles
Mrs. George F. Minis and Mitchell
Wells and her nurse, Miss Barbara
accompanied the remains to Spartan
Mrs. Anderspn left three daugh
ters, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, Mrs. M.
P. Wells, and Mrs. Geo. F. Mims, all
of Edgefield and her son, Buist An
derson of Spartanburg and a sister,
Mrs. Lila Hornby Clyde of Green
ville and_ brother, George Buist, pro
fessor of chemistry at Furman Uni
FOR SALE-One sound mule. Ap
ply to D. R. Day,'Trenton, S. C.
The Patriotic Fitzmaurice
The Columbia Record of Sunday
I had the following to say of the three
soldier brothers of Mrs. James S.
"News has been received by John
Fitzmaurice of the promotion from
second to first lieutenant of his son,
George W. Fitzmaurice, who is in
France. Lieut. Fitzmaurice won his
promotion by his gallantry in action.
He is in the 81st division and was in
the thickest of the fighting before
the armistice was signed.
"Mr. John Fitzmaurice is justly
proud of his contribution to the coun
try in the time of its need. Three
j of his boys are in the service and two
of the three in France, Lieut. James
E. Fitzmaurice being the other son
across the water. Bernard, the third
son in the service, is at Camp Lee
i and also has recently been promoted
Ito first lieutenant."
Rev. R. C. Lee with Mrs. Lee and
?little Beulah, the baby, spent Satur
day and Sunday in Saluda, where
Mr. Lee went to present the sword
to the Etheredge family for bravery
of young Ensign Ethererge.
The Saluda people hold Mr. Lee in
?high esteem, he having their pastor
tor until he went to Furman. Apro
pos of this, we copy from the Bap
tist Courier the following communi
cation from Rev. H. D. Whitei
Pastor H. B. White, of Saluda,
writes us that Red Bank church,
which is th'e Baptist church of Sa
luda, has called Rev. E. A. Fuller
and that he has accepted and took
up his new duties on last Sunday.
Brother Fuller intended to remain in
the Seminary but circumstances
made this impossible. We are glad to
have him settled in such a good pas
torate here in South Carolina. Bro
ther White reminds us in gentle
words that it is about time that other
churches and recommenders were let
ting the Rd Bank pastors alone. The
rouble has been altogether with the
pastors Red Bank has heretofore
called; and we fear that good church
church has repeated its "mistake."
The best way to get a pastor other
chuches will let alone is to get one
that can't preach and bring things
Preston Strom Died Abroad.
Although he is a McCormick coun
ty boy, yet there were many heavy
hearts in Edgefield county when the
news spread that Preston Strom, the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B.
Strom of the Rehoboth section, had
died of pneumonia in England or
France, we are not informed as to
which place. He embarked for over
seas duty and his family never heard
anything from him until they receiv
ed the official telegram announcing
his death as above stated. It is pre
sumed that he became ill while aboard
ship or immediately after landing
and became too ill to write.
Preston volunteered for service
with the Coast Artillery of Green- '
wood, Capt. Henry C. Tillman being
the commanding officer. He was sta
tioned at Charleston for some time '
and his company was finally ordered '
overseas. We know that Preston went (
out with a brave heart and steady c
nerve not only ready to serve but
willing to die for his country if so *
supreme a sacrifice be needed. Every
body loved Preston Strom who knew
him. When he was in Edgefield at
tending school he made many warm | j
personal friends who have been great
ly depressed by his death. It is not
known whether his body will be
brought home at once for burial. If
it should not be sent by the govern- j
ment now it will be later and finally t
placed in the the family square at ^
Rehoboth church where it should n
rest. Although Preston was taken be- t
for?; he reached the front, yet he _
?rave his life for his country as assur- v
idly as if he had fallen on the battle- a
field pierced by a bullet from the cn- e
erny. Edgefield mingles tears with _
McCormick county. -
Thanksgiving means more to Am- b
?rica and more to the civilized world a
today than at any other time in his ?
tory. We are rejoicing that thc arm
istice has been signed, and that this
arings permanent peace near. That c
3ur boys soon can be released and ]?
"eturned to our homes is the devout v
wish and confident expectation of n
oyal Americans. "With charity to all r
ind malice to none," let us enter up- ?
m the Thanksgiving season, thank- a
ng the Creator who has given us
.he victory and who will enable us
;o establish permanent peace.
We should be thankful that the
ind of the terrible struggle came as
;oon as it did. We have been spared
he horrors of torch, bomb and sword
;hat decimated much of France, Bel-1 ^
ium and Serbia. Our country has
merged from the struggle financial- 0
y and industrially able to assist thc *
est of the world rehabilitate and re- 1
Our stock of Clot
at this season. L
ing prices were g
know now that tl
We made our pla
clothing we needc
that our retail pr:
say nothing abou
necessarily be in i
We are therefore
at a reasonable p]
Suits and Overeo;
shirts and men's
things for gifts.
We sell the celehi
ing all of the pop
Come in and let u
sume the responsibilities of citizen
Our farms are in'tact, our soils are
fertile and manhood,and womanhood
nay bc trusted. The future of Amer
ican institutions is secure.
We are united. Our future prob
ems, though great, will be solved.
Patriotism, courage, confidence and
persistence will win.
Farmers of the Southwest, the fu
;ure is yours! Opportunity is at your
loor. You will. Farm and Ranch con
idently expects, make the proper use
)f opportunity, and become a great
;r factor for peace and prosperity,
t shall be the pleasure of Farm and
ianch to cooperate with you.-Farm
HEARD IN EDGEFIELD
?iow Bad Backs Have Been
Ffiade Strong-Kidney Ills
All over Edgcficld you hear it.
)oan's Kidney Pills are keeping up
he good work. Edge-field people are
oiling about it-telling of bad backs
lade sound again. You can believe
he testimony of your own townspeo
ile. They tell it for the benefit of
ou who arc suffering. If your back
ches, if you feel lame, sore and mis
rabie, if the kidneys act too fre
uently, or passages are painful,
canty and off color, use Donn's Kid
ey Pills, the remedy that has helped
o many of your friends and neigh
ors. Follow this Edgefield citizen's
dvice and give Donn's a chance to
o the same for you.
J. G. McNeil!, Battle St., says:
Six years ago when I was living in
?reenville, I was afflicted with a
imcness in the small of my back,
,-hich was undoubtedly caused by
ly kidneys. My kidneys didn't act
ight, being sluggish. I got a box of
Joan's Kidney Pills and used them
nd they removed the trouble."
Price GOc. at all dealers. Don't
imply ask for a kidney remedy-get
loan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Ir. McNeill had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Ifgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
FOR SALE: Eighty bushels of j
lay wheat for seed ,grown on my j
wn farm. $2.50 per bushel. M. C. i
en and Boys
hing is the largest we have ever had
iany months ago we knew that cloth
oing higher, just as well as you and I
ley are going higher.
ns before the attack by buying all the
3d many months ago with the result
ices to-day are lower than wholesale,
t the difference in quality which must
the favor of goods bought early.
better prepared to furnish you a suit
its for men and boys. Beautiful ties,
3 furnishings. Very many beautiful
.ated Walk-Over shoes. We are show
ular leathers in all of the late styles,
is show you.
Prohibition Bili Signed by Wil
Washington, Nov. 21-President
; Wilson today signed the emergency
.agricultural appropriation bill with
j the legislative rider providing for na
tional prohibition from next July 1
until the American army is demobil
Thc prohibition amendment to the
agricultural measure caused a long
, fight in the senate. Officials of the
I shipping board opposed its adoption
?on the ground that taking beer from
i shipbuilders would make for discon
tent which would be reflected in their
I Secretary Daniels, who was called
I before the senate committee during
? the hearing, combatted this theory,
! saying that after sale of intoxicants
around naval establishments had been
?stopped the output of the workmen
increased. He referred especially to
j the Mare Island, Cal., navy yard,
j Unless the presidential proclama
tion under the food control act is re
scinded, the prohibition amendment
will affect only the manufacture of
wine, for the brewing of all beer
must cease December 1 under the
president's proclamation. The manu
facture of whiskey was stopped soon
dafter the nation entered the war. Un
der the amendment the manufacture
of wine will cease next May 1 and,
should brewing of beer be allowed to
continue after December 1 it would
stop May 1 under the new law.
After next June 30 no intoxicating
j liquors of any kind may be sold in
this country for beverage purposes
except for export until such time as
I the president by proclamation de
clares demobilization complete. The
amendment also prohibits the impor
tation of any intoxicating beverages
I into the country from the time the
?bill is approved by the president un
! til the demobilization of the army is
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt or trespass in any manner
whatsoever on lands owed or con
trolled by the undersigned. This
means you, so stay off.
G. T. Swearingen.
Trenton, S. C.
Kilo's NE? Liff PILLS
Th? Pills That Do Cur?*
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our ?dgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We cnl! especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
980 Broad St.