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Office No 61
5 Residence, No. 17 IK
Wednesday, January 29
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
See notice of senatorial election in
Mr. Walter L. Rolston spent Wed
nesday last in Columbia.
Mr. J. T. Harting of Columbia was
a visitor to Edgefield the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. R. T. Barksd?le of Augusta
was the week-end guest of Mrs.
Mamie X. Tillman.
Mrs. Mary Talbert Sm-th of At
lanta is here visiting h?r mother,
Mrs. Le m ie Talbert
Misses Pearl Washington and Mary
Bruton were wi ek-end visitors of
Hiss Helen Tillman.
T. P. Morgan Jr., has had his hon
orable discharge from Camp Jack-1
son and will make ins nome ut Cleora. ,
Mr. W. W. Fuller, our very cana- !
ble county superintendent of educa- j
tion. was among the visitors in Co
Mr. A. E. Padgett attended a meet
ing of the executive Leard of the
Stale Ba kers' Association in Co
lumbia U ednesday.
The friends o' Mr. Orlando Shep
pard are rejoiced to see him out on ?
our streets again and at his accus-j
torne? affairs after a long siege of ?
Lack of space this week has neces
sitated the leaving oui of s me inter
esting matter, and letters from our
soldier boys, all of which will appear
Having discarded tho uniform and
returned to civilian ranks, Mr. Steve
Scurry, than whom there is no finer ?
boy in Edgefield county, has accept
ed a position wth Mr. B. B. Jones. ?
We are delighted that our young
friend (jus Cheatham is again at
home, having been relieved of naval
duty. Gus made a good record and
we are glad that he is again under j
the parental roof,
Lieut. A. B. Carwile who has been ,
at Clemson College at the school of
Farm Demonstration has returned to
Edgefield bringing Mrs. Carwile with
him. They are making their home
with Mrs. S. B. Nicholson.
A trio of good citizens of the Meri
wether section, Mr. John Mealing,
Dr. J. T. Reese and Mr. Fred Barker,
were among the visitors in Edgefield
Friday. Ali of them placed orders
for government soda while here.
Freeman Corley arrived Monday
from B - . ha\ ag secured his hon
orable discharge from the navy.
When ho recently returned to Bos
ton from his furlough he was not
"hopeful of receiving a discharge s6
All of Edgefield has been greatly
relie vt ; over the n i ivement of Dr.
ano M . B rd, I ? of whom were
critically ill when hst week's issue
was published, and grave fears were .
entertaii : ? r them. The outlook is
now very promising for their recov
About the only way to get over j
some ot' Edgefield's roads since the .
heavy v. ins is to board an airship1
and ii y over them. The supervisor iSi
not to blame for this condition either. '
Red clay and heavy rains and lumber
wagons are hard to beat as mud
Mrs. Oarroll Gogburn and the chil
dren have gone to Atlanta to spend'!
a mc cher, Mrs. Lew
is, -'vii-. ( o.,! urn spent the week-end
her i with, his Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. ii. Mrs. Sam Craig and
litt Eli ii who is just recover
ing fi n-ii Sjienza is also here with!
her parents! I
Two splendid, young Collier sol-j
dior i. ivs, J? hie Miller and Eugene
Hiller, came home with honorable
discharges in their pockets. Jamie
was mustered out of the service at
Camp Hancock and Eugene at Camp
Jackson. Both of these very popular
young men have been very cordially
greeted by their friends.
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn was the yuest
of Mrs. J. L. Minis on Thursday and
Friday, coming over from lied Hill
and Rehoboth community on her re
turn home to -Scranton. Mrs. Little
john had come to Edgefield to nurse
her sister, Mrs. R. A. Wash, and fam
ily all of whom were ill with influen-.
2a but are now recovered.
We received a card to-day from
our beloved young friend, Frank
Adams who is enjoying a furlough
of seven days and is spending the
time at a very'popular pleasure re
sort in France at the foot of the Alps
mountains. He is well and is having
a grand time. All of our boys over
seas are now having the time of their
In another column will be found
the announcement of the candidacy
of Ex. Gov. J. C. Sheppard for the
unexpired term of Senator B. E.
Lakefield county is fortunate in
having one so capable and acceptable
to ?ill the breach at this time of great
loss to our people in the death of
Senator Nicholson. The citizens of
our ocunty will be gratified that Mr.
Sheppard has consented to stand for
There will be a mass meeting of
the citizens of Edgefield in the Court
House on' Friday afternoon at 4 o'
clock to consider the purchase of a
lot for a cemetary. Let all interested
citizens be present. The ladies are re
quested to attend.
Sloan Watson Ail Right.
For some time Mrs. Ida Watson
has been greatly concerned about her
son, Sloan Watson, as she had not
heard from him in about three
months. Her anxiety was relieved on
Monday by receiving in erne mail, five
cards and one letter from Sloan. His
friends will be delighted to learn that
he is all right.
Death of Mrs. Sarah Brooks.
Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Sarah
Brooks d sd at th-; home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Dow, of pa
ralysis. She had reached the advan
ced age of 77 years at the t^ne of her
death. This good woman was beloved
by a large circle of friends and was
very active in the life of her commu
nity before the weight of her years
bore heavily upon her.
Td rs. Brooks is survived by five
daughters, Mrs. George Doolittle,
Mrs. Press Doolittle, Mrs. West Doo
little, Mrs. Joseph Doolittle and Mrs.
W. A. Dow, and one son, Mr. William
Brooks. The funeral was conducted
Monday afternoon at Red Oak
Soldier Boys Return from the
About six months ago, at a time
when our boys were leaving home al
most every week to enter some
branch of the naval or military ser
vice, four splendid young men, Hamp
H. Smith, Elliott Padgett, William
Brimson and Willie Bush, were in
ducted as volunteers under a call for
men to go to Vancouver, Washington
io perform a special service for the
government. The journey of 3,000
miles required nearly a week. After
undergoing many and varied experi
ences in the military service on the
Pacific coast, all of these your.tr men
have secured honorable discharges
;?:i i reached their homes safely Sun
Jay. They were sent from Vancouver
lo the camp near Atlanta to be mus
tered out of service, having reached
Atlanta about a week ago. The cli
mate of tiie north-west and the treat
.' which "Uncle Sam" gave them
?as transformed them into strong, ro
bust men of athletic build. No young
men have been more warmly wel
comed upon their home-coming than
thi3 quartette of soldier boys from
.ne far-off north-west.
Carci from Coblenz.
Monday the editor of The Adver
r rei i iveil a card from one of our
soldier boys who L-i now in Coblenz,
lated December LC. The card reads,
"This is the town I am in at present,
un getting on fine and having a great
Linio. Dojl't expect to be home for
some time yet.
Come to the Court House Friday
afternoon to hear the Rhett plan for
better roads explained and discussed
by a man sent here for that purpose.
Come out to hear hir.i.
W. A. STROM.
I will be in the office of Mr. B. E.
Nicholson on Wednesday of each
week to attend to any matters in
which he was engaged.
W. H. Nicholson.
SALESMEN WANTED to solicit or
ders for lubricating oils, greases and
paints. Salary or Commission. Ad
THE HARVEY OIL CO.,
Ex. Gov. Sheppard Announces
His Canidacy for the Senate.
To My Friends and Fellow Citizens
of Edgefield County: ,
It is well known that 1 had retired
from politics, and did not contem
plate that conditions would arise
which would incline me to review my
?conclusion. But since the death of
our loyal and faithful State Senator,
?Hon. B. E. Nicholson, I have been
?urged by many citizens to consent to
take up his work in the Senate just
where he left it.
I feel that it is my duty to Sena
tor Nicholson, and to the people of
; Edgefield county to undertake to per
form the service and discharge the
? obligations which he had assumed;
?and if the people of our county de
jsire that I shall perform this service
?and discharge the duties that were
incumbent upon him, I will do so to
the best of my ability.
Therefore, I hereby announce that
I am a canidate for the State Senate
for the unexpired term of the late
Senator B. E. Nicholson, and shall be
deeply grateful if the people of the
county shall approve of this conclu
J. C. SHEPPARD.
Supervisor Broadwater Re
organizes for 1919.
To the People of Edgefield County:
As Supervisor of Edgefield County
I appeal to you to co-operate with me
during the present year to put our
roads in better condition. It is diffi
cult to make the people realize what
good roads mean and are worth to i
them, besides the money saved in-?
preventing wear and tear of vehicles
and the hard pulling on their stock. J
They enhance very much the val?e j
of real estate, promote education,
make the county more attractive, and j
arc really the greatest civilizers ever
known. My ambition is to help the
! people of the County to secure hard
surface and properly drained roads
?throughout the County. With this cb- ;
?ject in view, I have discussed my
plans with many fellow-citizens, con-'
leeming my conclusion to adopt the
I following plan for road working for!
I lill9: that is to divide all the public
highways in the County into sections, j
I then will endeavor to appoint some1
public spirited man living near the
same as overseer of that section. His
?duty shall be to organize the labor in
j the community of said section, and to
receive contributions, labor and other
I valuable things suitable for road con- .
.struction to be used on the roada in
Ibis section. My intention is then to ,
?confer with the said overseers and to !
(have an appointed time for having1,
j the machinery of the County with'
! persons to operate the same on such
? sections, and at thc same time to ask
j the overseers of that section to have
la certain number of volunteers from
J his list for road work, without com
jpensation from the County. I favor ,
the return to the townships money
paid as computation tax, and wish
:that the law was so written. I will un
dertake to make application of this1
tax according to that view. We have
a great many miles of public roads in
Edgefield County and it is impossible 1
?to put all of them in proper repair '
with the tax raised by the present?'
J method, ami I believe it is better top
j have the system above referred to, i'
i . ll
than a material increase in the tax
?levy to the extent that is necessary i
?to make good roads.
Of course, there are people who
will oppose this mehod, but knowing:
?the people of this County as well as
?'I do, I feel that we have enough pa-!
jtriotic people in Edgefield County;
I who will volunteer their service and'
j the use of their stock, vehicles and !
hands ten days during the year when- ?
'ever it is necessary to secure good
It must be realized that roads can
not be made without material and
labor. The County is absolutely un
able to furnish labor under the pres
jent system for this purpose, but I feel
?certain that the labor can be supplied
?along the roads with such help as can
?and will bc given by the convicts
without any loss to any one.
In the next issue of thc paper, I
will divide the principle roads of the
County into sections and will expect
the people along the various sections
to organize and let me know of their
organizations by thc 15th of March.
The people of the County with
means should compete with one an
other in their contributions to thc
public roads, and of course each con
tributor would have the right to say
which section of any roads should get
If any section of any road so divi
ded as above suggested do not organ
ize and co-operate with me, I will do
the best I can for them anyway, but
I do not see how we can hope to have
as good roads as those who have such
My reason for constructing the
Dixie Highway through this County,
We have replenish
fill your orders for G
price, quality consid<
anything in heavy ai
thing for your pantrj
We are also well
farm in hardware, ha
of all kinds. Wre ca:
what vor, want we w
We invite our fan
quarters when m ton
a-as to connect it with the adjoin inc:
counties and to get the benefit of the
Government aid that will come to us,
amounting to $12,?0?.??, which
would otherwise have been lost en
tirely. It is necessary to finish this
road by June 1st. In the meantime, it
is my purpose to have different
squads at work from time to time on j
the various other roads. Every per
manently constructed road will re- j
quire very little more work by the
County to keep them in good condi- ?
tion-thus enabling me to give my
attention to the other roads entirely, j
The people of this County are pa-;
triotic, as was shown by the liberal
response to the various war loans, I
and now, Peace is restored to us, we ,
have a great opportunity and can af- j
ford to_ develop the County. There 1
is no better way to do this than by
building good roads. In other words,
good roads benefit all people irre
spective of their walk in life.
Don't say that I have done as much
as my neighbor on roads, but say
that I will try to do more than my
Remember, that this suggestion is .1
not compulsory on anybody, but
watch my prediction, that those who I
have done and will do, the least on :
the roads, will have the most to say M
against this system. It will possibly ??
be necessary to increase taxe s on i
property if the plans I suggest are 1
lot successful, but the more your aid i
lelps me to make my plans a success, ;?
I will sell f ertili
patronage of the
agent in this sectk
made by Coe-Mor
formulas which th
nized to be the bes
. I will sell Acid '.
solicit your orders
Write me or se<
1919 contract fer J
es and Pla
ed every department c
roceries of all kinds al
ired. Come in to se(
ul fancy groceries. V\
supplied with every!
mes. traces, wagon lia
rry a large stock, but:
ill get it on short noti
uer friends to make o
the lc.~s thc increase will have to be.
I lun e heard it rumored, no doubt
for the purpose of injuring me, that
Che cos? of maintaining the chain
..ang and building the roads has in
creased ("luring my administration,
and that the County will be in debt,
.vithout even trying to explain why
me increase of cost, which I will not
for one moment try to deny. If you
will stop for a moment, and think
what the prices of everything in con
vict line, as machinery, food for man
and beast and labor, in fact every
thing used in this County has increas
ed during my administration three
fold, in fact a dollar will only buy as
much as 33 1-3 cents wouloVin 1914,
so it will take three dollars where it
used to take one to meet the same re
quirement. Still, the appropriations
for the County have not been increas
ed. So you can readily see that a
debt of three dollars to-day is no
more than one dollar in 1914. I ask
this question-"What man amongst
you. it matters not what your occu
pation may be, can say that it has
not cost you three tintes as much to
;!o business as it did prior to 1914?"
Under these circumstances, Edge
field County has received full value
for every dollar expended, unless,
there has been some imposition by
those people filling up holes in the
road, and I have given notice that
this kind of work will not be paid for
unless especially authorized by the
[zers for 1919 seas<
farmers of Edgefk
)n for ' 'Quality Bra
timer Company of
ey place upon the r
it, having been test*
Phosphate and Nit
for these also.
2 me in person be]
>f our stock, and can
t tlie lowest possible
) us when you need
fe can supply every
hing needed for the
mess and implements
if we should not have
ur store their head
I will be charitable and say to the
! one or more who are whispering this
' County debt "bugga-boo," that if
;you are doing it through ignorance,
land with no intention of creating a
?false impression or injuring my ad
ministration in any way, that I for
give you and ask that you get busy
and help all you can to complete my
plans of organizing this County. If
'you are doing it to injure me polit
ically, I ask you to come out boldly
land not to injure me by any insidious
Let all join together and substitute
work for kicking, and let our slogan
be, "GOOD ROADS FOR EDGE
i FIELD COUNTY."
I State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
I All persons indebted to the Es
tate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey-late
?of said county and state-are hereby
?requested to make payment of the
'same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
j Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
isons who hold claims against the said
?estate are requested to present the
j same duly attested to my said at
I torn cys.
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
j Only Ons "BROMO QU!N!.r!E'*
To pet the genuine, cal! lor full name, L/iXA
TIVK I3ROMO QUINIXE. LookforsiRnatureoi
ii. W. GROVK. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
I cou?h asd headache, and works o?f cold. 25c.
311 and solicit the
dd county-' I am
nds" of fertilizers
tiarket are recog
ed for many years.
rate of Soda and
fore making your