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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17[^J
Wednesday, January 1.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Miss Nell Jones has gone to Balti
more to spend some time with Miss
Mr. Freeman Corley who is at
home on furlough has been very cor
dially greeted by all his Edgefield
The Corner Store announces a
10 ?.lays bargain sale. Read of the
great bargains offered at this popu
Mr. Horace Wilson of Lexington,
Ky., a son of the lamented Mr. B. B.
Wilson, has been the guest of Mr.
Bettis Cantelou this week.
Mrs. Norwood Cleveland has re
turned to Greenville, being accom
panied by Miss Gladys Padgett who
T/il! be absent for some time.
Mrs. R. G. Lee and sweet little
leulah have returned from Green
ville where they visited Mrs. Lee's
mother, Mrs. Gentry.
Mrs. W. S. Cogburn and her three
little sons came down from Green
wood Saturday to spend some time
here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Dobson, Capt.. and Mrs. P. , M.
Feltham were the guests of Mrs.
Emma Dobson at a New Year dinner. |
Miss Sara Mell returned to Augus
ta Tuesday after spending several
days here as the guest of Miss June
Rainsford. Miss June accompanied
her to Augusta for the day.
Assistant Surgeon Eustice Pres
cott of the navy, spent several days
last week with the home folk, being
very cordially greeted by his Edge
field friends as he passed.
Neall Brothers will pell * carl
load of horses at auction in Edge
field Wednesday, January 15. Read
their largo advertisement in this is
Mr. S. M. Smith and Mr. W. L. !
Dunovant, Jr., are spending a fort- !
Bight a'. Petersburg. Fla., on a hunt-1
ing expedition. A card from Mr. j
Smith states they are having a grand j
Owing to the unavoidable delay in !
the publishing of the paper this week,
the account of the beautiful service |
for the older people at the Baptist
Church will be printed next week.
Our young friend Nick Broadwat- ;
er, the only son of Supervisor R. N. j
Broadwater, is at home on furlough.
He has been in the naval service for
19 months and has many rich ex
periences to re-late.
Capt. N. G. Evans returned Tues
day from a deer hunt of ten days on ;
the coast below Beaufort. He brought
a 150-pound buck back with him,
having killed one of the twelve deer
that were slain. He reports a spier.-1
did trip. i
Messrs. YY. YV. Adams & ( '<>.
announce to the fanners of Edge
field county thia week that they ure
ready to fill order?, for fertilisers.
They can supply the o'.d rel ?aide
brands that have been tried and
proven for many years un the funis
ol Edgefield county.
The legislature will convene ncxl
Tuesday, January 14, and continue
in session for the allotted 40"day8 Ol
as long as is necessary to dispose of
the important matters that shall
come up for consideration.
Watch the label on your paper and
renew your subscription by the date
of expiration or the paper will be
stopped. The cash-in-advance system
is being enforced to the letter. The
high and low. the rich and poor are
all treated alike. Most people like
this system better than the old way.
The government has stopped the old
Mrs. L. Wigfall Cheatham and
dear little Josephine Wigfall Cheat
ham, accompanied by Miss Lorella
Wellmore, a sister of Mrs. Cheatham,
arrived from Baltimore Saturday.
kittie Miss Cheatham came on her
first visit to Edgefield the coldest day
.f the winter but she will receive the
warmest and most affectionate wel
come possible from our people.
For Sale: A six-room house, large
lot, servant's house, good well, large
rarden. etc. Apply to 0. Sheppard.
Mr. Henry Hughes Hill who has
been employed for the past several
years by the government in the tick
eradication work has been transfer
red to Beaufort county, where he will
supervise the work in several coun
ties. Mr. Kill has made a fine record
in this work.
The announcement of the engage
ment of Mr. William Wright Adams
and Miss Janie Carroll of McCormick
has caused their marriage, which will
take place in February to be one of
the chief topics of conversation a
mong their Edgefield friends. Mr.
Adams, who was recently discharged I
from the aviation service, is un iver- J
sally beloved here and Miss Carroll j
has made many friends during her
visits to her Edgefield relatives, ihe
family of Mr. and Mrs. James R.
Death of Little Child.
Monday afternoon the little two
year old son, Ralph, of .Mr. and
Mis. W. ?. Posey died at their
home on Main street of pneumonia.
The little form was carried to West!
Spring church. Union county, Tues
day afternoon for interment, being
accompanied by Mr. Walter L. j
EToliton. All of the members of,
Mr. and Mrs. Posey's family were!
sick at one time. They have the
heart-felt sympathy of the people
of Edgefield in their bereavement.!
Death of Mrs. Savannah Ouzts. j
Friday afternoon Mrs. Savannah I
Ouzts passed peacefully away at the,
home of her daughter, Mrs. Law
rence Covar. She had been in fail
ing health for moro than a year,
but she resisted the disease with
wonderful strength for one of her I
age, being nearly eighty at thc time,
of her death. Before her marriage b
to Mr. -Ouzts, who died several !
years ago, she was Min? Savannah J
Boone, a member of an old Edge- '
field family. Mrs. Ouzts was a!
member of McKendree church from
which she was buried Saturday af
ternoon, Rev. A. L. Gunter con
ducting the funeral.
Mrs. Ouzts reared a large family
of childi en, having now a number
of grand-children and great L'rand-j
children. She is survived by fouri
daughters, Mrs. Ella McCullough,
Mrs. Wiley Timmerman, Mr*. Law-!
renee Covar and Mrs. Sam Stevens,
and five ?ons, Yancy, Capers, Ar
thur, Pierce and Monroe Ousts.
W. O. W. Oys 1er Supper. j
Thursday evening last will be '
pleasantly remembered for some time '
by the members of the Edgefield |
lodge, Woodmen of the World, the
occasion bein? the annual oyster sup
per of the lodge. On these occasions '
each member is accorded the privi
lege of inviting a lady. Therefore
there were a goodly number of ladies 1
present, and after a pleasant social*
hour, all were seated about the long
tables and partook of the bountiful
feast. At the conclusion the toast
master. Hon. B. JE. Nicholson, an
nounced the toasts, highly and cred
ible responses were made by Hon. J.
William Thurmond, Mr. S. McG. j
Simpkins. J. L. Mims, Rev. R. G. Lee,
Rev. A. L. Gunter, Mr. A. A. Ed- '
munds and Col. L. Wigfall Cheatham. (
The- occasion was one of unusual
pleasure to all whose good fortune it:
was to attend.
FOR SALE: I have received my j
first shipment of horses and mules. 1
They can be seen at my farm near
Cleora. Come and see my stock. L
. C. Levi Quarles. ?
Somewhere on the streets of Edge- j
field, a pair of glasses in a case with
Dr. Rosenthral's name on the case, j
Reward if returned to
Mrs. George Carter, Edgefield, S. C. i
FOR SALE: One young mule and,'
one young horse, both home raised, \
also four Essex pigs.
Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D. 3.
FOR SALE: Four hogs ready fori'
slaughter, each weighing about 275 ?
pounds. Apply to
J. C. Allen. j
Meeting Street, S. C.
All persons are hereby notified ;
not to fill holes in public roads or 1
do any work whatsoever without;
specific instructions. The board J
will not pay any more claims for,?
such work. y
R. N. BROADWATER,
Miss Forence Minas Writes
From Canada and New
Province of Quebec,
Christmas Eve, 1918.
I arrived in Canada about three o'
clock this afternoon. Just before we
reached Coaticoolc, a Frenchman
came into the train to ask innumer
able questions about who you were,
where you were going etc., but since
he knew the people with whom I was
travelling, he passed me by, much to
my delight, for I had an idea that if
he started to questioning me, I might
have forgotten my own name.
I went into the post office this af
ternoon to get some stamps, and I
wanted some Canadian money of dif
ferent denominations, so I asked for
a nickel in change instead of pennies
and the lady replied that she didn't
have any nickels. After we left, my
friend remembered that in Canada
there is no nickel. The five cent piece
is silver and very tiny, smaller than
the dime. The lady was French to
whom I spoke, and she had no con
ception of what I was talking about.
We went next into a store and I
furnished amusement for the clerks.
When they handed me some pennies,
they looked like cart wheels. The pen
ny is copper. I found myself exclaim
ing over the funny coins and the peo
ple in the store were laughing at me
for my ignorance.
The population of this place is
largely French Canadian, and the
war loan posters are in both French
and English. I saw two hanging close
togther with the same wording-one
in French and one in English. Over
the stamp window was written the
following sentence which I thought
was very good: "Demandez des tim
brez d'?conomie pour votre mon
naie"-ask for stamps of economy
or thrift stamps for your change.
I was surprised to see no snow on
thc ground on arriving at Coaticook,
but later it began to fall heavily. All
the way from Lancaster, N. H. to
Coaticook were frozen lakes with
glassy surface where children were
skating. Birches with lovely white
bark grew all along the sides of the
railway. The Indians used similar
birch trees to make their canoes. The
firs and cedars grow in marvellous
symmetry and each one would make
an exquisite Christmas tree.
I am glad that I can at least speak
English fluently for the people up
here speak both French and English.
The dear old lady, a Canadian,
Mrs. Lyman, whom I am visiing,
knows that I came from the far
south, so she keeps the house delight
fully warm. She is nearly eighty
years old but goes to., the Iced Cross
rooms to work. That shows how deep
ly the war has penetrated into the
consciousness of the Canadians.
I saw an interesting looking flag
hung on the'porch of a Canadian
home, and on inquiring, found that it
was a service flag. Instead of the red
border with white center and blue
stars, there was an outside border of
red, an inner part of white and in the
center a square of blue with a single
maple leaf in the center, thc emblem
of Canada, instead of the star. Only
one boy had gone from this home, so :
there was only one yellow maple leaf.
The leaf is changed to red if the boy !
dies or is wounded. It is blue if the j
boy is overseas. The Canadians had :
no service flag, so I am told, until the
?der. was carried into effect by thc I
Later. Christmas Afternoon.
,1 have just returned from a delight
ful Christmas service in the Metho- !
;list church of Coaticook. On each j
side of thc pipe organ, flags were
hung, one a British and the other a ;
Canadian. The Canadian is a large |
red flag with a tiny British one in the j
upper left hand corner. Near the j
right hand corner is a large white J
space in which is placed a replica of I
the British crown, the coat of arms, I
two sprays of green maple leaves and
a beaver, the last two pictures typi- j
l?l of Canada. Below the pulpit was
hung an American flag and on either
side a Canadian and a British.
At the close of the service the or
ganist played the British National
Anthem. I started to singing "God
save our splendid men," which is i
sung to the same tune, but found that j
the others were singing "God save;
the King," so I stumblingly tried to
sing it too.
The minister said they had been
wishing they were down in Carolina
on account of the cold.
I have been studying the maps ?
more diligently than I ever did at ,
school-certainly with more interest, ,
and I see only how very far I am ?
from Edgefield and home. (
A very happy New Year with hope
and good cheer to every one in my h
county! It is too late to wish you a..
Merry Christmas for the twenty fifth']
will be over before this letter reaches j
We have replenish
fill your orders for tl
price, quality considc
anything in heavy an
thing for your pantrj
We are also well
farm in hardware, ha
of all kinds. We cai
what you want we wi
We invite our fan
quarters when in tow
the States-that is what they call
America up here.
Lancaster, N. H.
December 30, 19IS
I am in the midst of the famous
White Mountains of New Hamp
shire. I saw them snow covered yes-1,
terday afternoon at sunset and I
wonder if anything but the Alps
could surpass them.
It is a very ordinary sight to see
sleighs or sleds drawn by one, two, or
four horses gliding by with the sleigh
bells ringing to let people know they
are coming for the sleigh makes no
noise as it slips over ihe ice and snow.
The snow has been falling almost
continuously for days. Yesterday my
friend and her father took nie snow
shoeing. We put on arctics, which are
a sort of water proof baot, and sport
clothes, and started out to a hitrh
wooded hill for a snow shoe tramp.
The snow shoes are about twice as
long as thc ordinary tennis racket,
and very similar in appearance. The
shoe is about the same width as the
racket and tapers off at the end. In
the center are leather straps to tie
around the ankle and one to slip the
toe into. A long sweeping step has to
be taken to keep from stepping on
your own foot, and always with an
outward tendency. I felt so awkward
with my feet about six feet long. We
climbed hills, went over bushes, rocks
md holes without breaking either
aursclvcs or the shoes. The Indians
make these and in fact the snow shoe
ivas an Indian invention as was the
birch canoe, the sleigh and the tobog
On returning from our snow shoe
;rip we went skiing. That is a Nor
wegian term. The ski is a long nar
row board, about four inches wide
ind live feet long, curved at the end.
In the center as in the snow shoe,
here is a place for the foot to be at
.ached. Thc sport that these are for
s sliding. Standing on the top of a
lill, you slide down, which must bc
.mjoynble if it ever could be done.
My friend started down the hill on
.he skiis and fell headlong in the
mow. I started out to help her and
anded in the snow too. We then slid
lown the hill on sleds over the fro
One night about nine o'clock I
leard whistles blowing and didn't
<now what they could be at that time
Df night. I asked my friend and she
;old me that it was the old New Eng
and custom of ringing curfew. This
meant that all the children under
sixteen should be off thc streets by
The windows in thc houses? up here
lave double sash to keep out the cold.
Since glass radiates heat or cold the
juter sash will be cold and the inner
jne warm. One window has a single
sash and through this the air can
:ome when it is needed.
Lancaster is the home of ex- U
litcd Senator Weeks. Senator Weeks' ||
summer home is on the top of one of
:he White Mountain peaks in sight of |
mc town. The Lancaster public libra-; i
ed every department of our stock, and can
rockeries of all kinds at the lowest possible
?red. Come in to see ns when von need
id fane;; groceries. We can supply every
supplied with every tiling needed for the
mes, traces, wagon harness and implements
.ry a large stock, but if we should not have
ill get it on short notice.
uer friends to make our store their head
ry is a gift from him to the town in
memory of his father, though Sena
tor Weeks is a native of Massachu
The mistletoe which came from
Edge field was quite a novelty to the
\Tew Englanders. They had no idea
;hat it was such an interesting plant.
The English mistletoe is not a para
site like the American. The cotton
liant is also quite a curiosity up here.
They have a vase filled with cotton
vhich looks quite odd to me.
During the war in order to con
serve wheat the New Englanders
used Irish potatoes instead of bread,
for not using corn bread as the South
2rners do, they couldn't adopt that as
i substitute. I am enjoying this won
derland of the North.
Have arrived the
Seed Gataiteg ?Pre?
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somely iib: strafed puses vi'J'. brilliant
cover iii 33 lineal <???'?..:... ; "s beth
beautiful : - I helpful v.u l -Al ?hat is
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'ard ri need excellence cue! pur
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:.y ci the b< st ar.d prices oicon less
Lhau tk.?jc you pay at homo. Write
'.or freo cony c?' this splendid ca?a
lojnie nov.-. H. G. HASTINGS CO.,
that you have been tookinj
for. Write us or come
Greenwood and see what tl
will do. Will give you anyJ
demonstration you want to|
sec. They will pull anyplace
a mule will.
JOHN I. CHIPLEY,
Greenwood, S. C
Money to Loan Farmers.
The Federal Land Bank of Colui
?bia makes loans to farmers OB firs]
Mortgages at 5 Vs per tent inter?s]
for 35 years through "The Johmstoij
National Farm Lona Association.
?The interest and one per eent of th
principal to be paid annually. Th
loan can be cancelled after five years
Apply M. Q. NORRIS,
You can change your bicycle intj
a two-cylinder motor-driven machir
by adding the Johnson Motor WheeJ
Come in and see them.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
NEVER before, in the history ol the country, have farm pro
ducts brought such high prices. And the successful farmer
will reap the benefit in bitrger profits! Naturally the larger the
Crop, the greater will your proiit be; hence it is essential that you
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.Charleston, South Carofina