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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, January 29
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
See notice of senatorial election in
Mr. Walter I.. Holston spent Wed
nesday Last in columbia.
Mr. J. T. Harling of Columbia was
a visitor io Edgefield the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. R. T. Barksdale of Augusta
was the week-end guest of Mrs.
Mamie A'. Tillman.
Mrs. Mary Talbert Smith of At
lanta is here visiting har mother,
Hrs. Le.!..J Talbert.
Misses Pearl Washington and Mary
Bruton were \v( ek-end visitors of
Miss Helen ? ?liman.
T. P. Morgan Jr., h~ = had his hon
orable discharge from Camp Jack-'
son and will make his heme ac Cleora.
Mr. W. W. Fuller, our very cana
bl? county superintendent cf educa-'
tion. was among the visitors in Co
Mr. A. E. Pad'rett nt-?nded a meet
ing of the execir ve board of the
Stale Bai cers! Association in Co
lumbia V\ ednesday.
The friends o' Mr. Orlando Shep
pard are rej??ci i co see him ouc on1
our str< its again and at bis accus- j
tome', affairs after a long siege of
Lack of sr>nce this week hns neces
sitated the Laving oui ut some inter
est in ". matter, and letters from our
soldier boys, all of which will appear
Having discarded the uniform and
returned io civilian ranks, Mr. Steve
Scurry, than whom there is no liner I
boy in Edgefield county, has accept
ed a position win Mr. B. B. Jones, i
We are delighted that our young
friend Cus Cheatham is again at
home, having been relieved uf naval
duty. Cus made a good record and
we are glad that he is again under J
the parental roof,
Lieut. A. B. Carwile who has been j
at Clemson College at the school of I
Farm Demonstration has returned to
Edgefield bridging Mrs. Carwile with
him. They ave 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 amu :- the visitors in Edgefield
Friday. All of them placed orders
fur government soda while here.
Freeman Corley arrived Monday
from Bost t, having secured his hon
orable discharge from the navy.
When hs recently returned to Bos
ton from his furlough he was hot
-hopeful of receiving a discharge s6
All of Edgefield has been greatly
relievi ! over the imi covement of Dr.
and Mrs. B . I hr of whom were
critica . when hast week's issue
was published, and grave fears were
entertained fox them. The outlook is
now verj promising for their recov
About the only way io get over
som*.' of Edgefieid's roads since the.'
heavy r ins is to board an airship!
and fly over them. '! be supervisor is .
not to blame for this condition either. '
Bed clay and heavy rains and lumber,
wa ons are hard io beat as mud
Mrs. Carn ll Gogburn and the chil
dren : ne to A ta to spend*
a m< ., ? her, Mrs. Lew
is. J . . . spent the week-end'
he r . Mr. and .Mrs. ?
W. i;. . Mrs. Sam Craig and
little Elizabeth who is Just recover
in...- .: ii tUicn?.a also here with I
her parents! ;
Two splendid, young Collier sol-i
dier J? a e Miller and Eugene
M . eam< 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 ?uest
of Mrs. J. L. Minis on Thursday and
Friday, coming over from Reil Hill
and Rehoboth community on her re
turn home to -Scranton. Mrs. Little
john had come to Edgefield to nurse
her sister, Mrs. K. 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
lime at a very popular pleasure re
sort in France at the foot of thc 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.
Edgeiicld county is fortunate in
having one so capable and acceptable
to hil the breach at this time of great
lois 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
thc citizens of Edgeficld 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. Thc ladies are re
quested to attend.
Sloan Watson Ail Right.
For some time Mrs. Ida Watson
lias 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 I
he is all right.
Death of Mrs. Sarah Brooks.
Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Sarah
Brooks d .". at tho home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Dow, of pa
ralysis. She had reached the advan
ced agc of 77 years at the tyne 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.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by five
(laughters, 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 j
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 ?
il. Smith, Elliott Padgett, William :
Brunson and Willie Bush, were in
ducted as volunteers under a call for j
men to go to V ancouver, Washington i
co perform a special service for the I
government. The journey of 3,000
miles required nearly a weeli. After
undergoing many and varied experi- j
enees in the military service on the ?
Pacific coast, all of these young men
have secured honorable discharges
and roached their homes safely Sun
day. ] hey were sent from Vancouver
to the camp near Atlanta to be mus- j
Cered out of service, having reached ;
Atlanta about a week ago. The cli
mate of the north-west and the treat
ment which "Uncle Sam" gave them
has transformed them into strong, ro- i
bust men of athletic build. No young I
men have been more warmly wei-j
corned upon their home-coming than
this quartette of soldier boys from i
me far-off north-west.
Carel from Coblenz.
Monday the editor of The Adver- i
: rec? ?veil a card from one of our!
soldier boys who is now in Coblenz, j
dated December 1?!. The card reads,
"This is the town I am in at present, j
am getting on fine and having a great !
tiine. Do.n't expect to be home for j
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 him.
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 I 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
sire 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 St .te 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 tc 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 j
them, besides the money saved hf]
preventing wear and tear of vehicles
and the hard pulling on their stock, j
They enhance very much the val?e
of real estate, promote education, !
make the county more attractive, and j
are really the greatest civilizers ever :
known. My ambition is to help the
people of the County to secure hard
surface and propel ly drained roads
throughout the County. With this ob
ject in view, I have discussed my j
plans with many fellow-citizens, con
cerning my conclusion to adopt the 1
following plan for road working for j
1919: that is to divide all the public I
highways in the County into sections, ,
chen will endeavor to appoint some:
public spirited man living near the
same as overseer of that section. His
duty shall be to organize the labor in
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 roads in I
his section. My intention is then to j
confer with the said overseers and to j
have an appointed time for having'
the machinery of the County with :
persons to operate the same on such :
sections, and at the same time to ask
tlie overseers of that section to have (
a certain number of volunteers from
his list for road work, without com-:
pensation 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 this
tax according to that view. We have
a great many miles of public roads in
Edgefield County and it is impossible
to put all of them in proper repair '
with the tax raised by the present
method, and I believe it is batter to ?
have the system above referred to, 1
than a material increase in the tax '
levy to the extent that is necessary
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
triotic people in Edgefield County
who will volunteer their service and
the use of their stock, vehicles and
hands ten days during the year when
ever it is necessary to secure good
lt must be realized that roads car.
not be made without material and
labor. The County is absolutely un
able to furnish labor under the pres
ent 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 thc next issue of the 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 the 15th of March.
The people of the County with
means should compete with one an
other in their contributions to the
public roads, and of course each con
tributor would have thc 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 h?ve such
My reason for constructing the
Dixie Highway through this County,
We have replenish
fill your orders for G
price, quality consicL
anything' in heavy ai
thing for your pantr
We are also well
farm in hardware, ha
of all kinds. Wre ca
what YOU want we w
We invite our fan
quarters when m tov
was to connect it with the adjoin inc;
L-ounties and to get the benefit cf the
Government aid that will come to us,
amounting to $12,5 OU. OD, 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 difi'erent
squads at work from time to time on
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.
The people of this County are pa- :
triotic, as was shown by the liberal
response to the various war loans, :
and now, Peace is restored to us, we
have a great opportunity and can af
ford to> develop the County. There
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
Pvcmember, that this suggestion is ;
not compulsory on anybody, but ?
watch my prediction, that those who
have done and will do, the least on !
the roads, will have the most to say ;
against this system. It will possibly
be necessary to increase taxe s on
property if the plans I suggest are
not successful, but the more your aid ,
helps me to make my plans a success, ?
I will sell f?rtil:
patronage of the
agent in this secti<
made by Coe-Mor
formulas which th
nized to be the bec
. I will sell Acid .
solicit your orders
Write me or se
1919 contract for j
Led every department (
roceries of ali kinds a'
Bred. Come in to se(
id fancy groceries. V
supplied with everyt
unes, traces, wagon lia
rry a large stock, but
ill get it on short noti
uer friends to make o
the less tho increase will have to be.
1 have heard it rumored, no doubt
for the purpose of injuring me, that
the cost of maintaining the chain
?ang and. budding the roads has in
creased during my administration,
.ind that the County will be in debt,
without even trying to explain why
the increase of cost, which I will not
for one moment try to deny. If you
will stop for a moment, and think
what thc 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 would* in 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 tipies as much to
do 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 wdll not be paid for
unless especially authorized by the
izers for 1919 seas*
farmers of Eclgefi(
)n for "Quality Bra
timer Company of
ey place upon the r
it, having been test*
Phosphate and Nit
for these also.
e me in person be:
)f our stock, and can
t the lowest possible
? us when you need
Ie 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
j County debt "bugga-boo," that if
. you are doing it through ignorance.
and 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 politi
! cally, I ask you to come out boldly
?and not to injure me by any insidious
Let all join together and substituto
work for kicking, and let our slogan
be, "GOOD ROADS FOR EDGE
j FIELD COUNTY."
j 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
Irequested to make payment of the
I same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
?Edge?ield, 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
! torn cys.
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
Only Ona "BROMO QUIIW-'E''
To sretthe ??cnuir.e, cr.11 lor full name. L/iXA
TIVK JJROMO QUINIXE. Lookiorsicnature of
ii.W.GROVK. Cures a Cold in Oue Day. Stop?
coui?h and headache, and works off cold. 25c
on and solicit the
M county.' I am
nds" of fertilizers
narket are recog
ed for many years.
rate of Soda and
fore making your