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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, January 29
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
See notice of senatorial election in
Mr. Walter L. Holston spent Wed
nesday last in Loiumbia.
Mr. J. T. Harling of Columbia was
a visitor io Edgefield the latter part
of last week. ;
Mrs. R. T. Barks-dale of Augusta
was the week-end guest of Mrs.
Mamie N". Tillman.
Mrs. Mary Talbert Smith of At
lanta is here visiting her mother, .
Mrs. Le.:..J ralbert
Misses Pearl Washington and Mary
Bruton were week-end visitors of
Miss Helen 1.1.:.:;.::.
T. P. Morgan Jr.. has had his hon-,
oilable discharge from Camp Jack- '
son anu will make his home a: Cleora.
Mr. W. W. Fuller, our very cana- ;
ble county superintendent of educa- ?
tion. was among the visitors in Co
Mr. A. E. Padgett attended a meet
ing o?* the executive Leard of the
Stale Bankers' Association in Co
lumbia v\ ednesday.
The friends o' Mr. Orlando Shep
pard are rejoiced to see him out on I
our streets again and at his accus-j
tomeu affairs arter a long siege of
Lack of sri^ce this week has neces
sitated tiv leaving oui of some inter
esting matter, and letters from our
soldier boys, ali of which will appear
Having discarded the uniform and
returned to civilian raines, Mr. Steve
Scurry, than whom there is no liner
boy in Edgefield county, has accept
ed a position wth Mr. B. B. Jones. i
We are deliehted that our young
friend (Jus Cheatham is again at
home, having been relieved of naval
duty. Gus made a good record and
we are giad that he is again under ,
the parental roof,
Lieut. A. B. Carwile who has been
at Clemson College at the school of
Farm Demonstration has returned to
Ederetieid bringing Mrs. Carwile with
him. They are making their home
with Mrs. S. B. Nicholson.
A trio of .?rood citizens of thc Meri
wether section, .Mr. John Mealing,
Dr. J. T. Reese and Mr. Fred Barker,
were anio ur tin? victors in Edgefield
Friday. Ali of them placed orders
for government soda while here.
Freeman Corley arrived Monday
from B ts . having secured his hon
orable discharge from the navy.
Whi n he recently v.-.urned to Bos
ton from his furlough he was not
"hop..Tu! of rec?, i vine.' a liiseharne s6
All of Edgefield has been greatly
relle\ '.. ivement of Dr.
and ?\ . . both* of whom were
critically iii when tust week's issue
was published, and grave fears were
entertained for them; ? he outlook is
now very promising fur their recov
About the only way to get over ^
some tr* Edgefleld's roads since the
heavy rains is to board an airship j
and dy over them. rJ he supervisor is
not io blame for th':; condition either.
R< - ^ !.! .? wy ra'nv ami lumber
wa ons are hard to beat as mud
Mrs. Carroll Gogburn and the chil
dren h ve .? -M . io A ita to spend';
a m- '< wi i hi r?m her, Mrs. Lew
is. Mr. 1 ?gburn spent the week-end
her . . i . Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Mrs. Sam Craig and
lil . El :! who is just recover
in...- fi ..!. 1 i*j.ienza is a.so here with:
Two splendid, young Collier sol
dier boys ... nie Miller and Eugene
Miller, came home with honorable
discharges in their pocKets. Jamie
was mustered out of the service at
Camp Hancock and Eugene at Camp
Jacivson. Both of these very popular
young men have been very cordially
greeted by their friends.
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn was the guest
of Mrs. J. L. Minis on Thursday and
Friday, coming over from Red Hill
and Rehoboth community on her re-1
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-.
za 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
stire 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.
Edgefield county is fortunate in
having one so capable and acceptable
to rill the breach at this time of great
loss to our people in thc death of
Senator Nichoison. 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. Thc ladies are re
quested to attend.
Sloan Watson Ali 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 dne 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 tl sd at th ? home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Dow, of pa
ralysis. She had reached thc 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
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 Iced 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, Plamp
H. Smith, Elliott Padgett, William
Brimson and Willie Bush, were in
ducted as volunteers under a call for
men to go to Vancouver, Washington
co 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 tile military service on the
Pacific coast, all of these young men
have secure:! honorable discharges
and reached their homes safely Sun
day. They were sent from Vancouver
to the camp near Atlanta to be mus
tered out of service, having reached
Atlanta about a week ago. The cli
mate of the north-west anti the treat
ment which "Uncle Sam" gave them
has transformed them into strong, ro
bust men of athletic build. No young
men have been more warmly wel
comed upon their home-coming than
this quartette of soldier boys from
..ne far-off north-west.
Card from Coblenz.
Monda," the editor of The Adyer
ree< ived a card from one of our
soldier boys who is now in Coblenz,
dated December 16. The card reads,
"This is the town I am in at present,
m getting on line and having a great
n '. Do.n'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 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 ner
form the service and discharge the
? obligations which he had assumed;
i 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 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
j good roads mean and are worth to |
them, besides the money saved in~j
preventing wear and tear of vehicles
and the hard pulling on their stock.
They enhance very much the val?e
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 ob
ject in view, I have discussed my j
plans with many fellow-citizens, con-'
cerning my conclusion to adopt the
following plan for road working for I
1019: that is to divide all the public!
hijrhways in the County into sections, ;
?then will endeavor to appoint some
j 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
j valuable things suitable for road con
struction to be used on the roads in
?his section. My intention is then to
?confer with the said overseers and to
?have an appointed time for having
?the machinery of the County with i
?persons to operate the same on such
! sections, and at thc same time to ask
i tlie overseers of that section to have
'a certain number of volunteers from
j his list for road work, without com
jpensation from the County. I favor
i 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 j
?tax according to that view. We have j.
a great many miles of public roads in j
Edgefield County and it is impossible j
?to put all of them in proper repair ,!
, with the tax raised by the present i
'method, and I believe it is better to
?have the system above referred to, j
?than a material increase in the tax
? levy to the extent that is necessary
to make good roads.
Of course, there are people who i
j will oppose this mehod, but knowing 1
I thc* people of this County as well as!
! I do, I feel that wc have enough pa- j
j triotic people in Edgefield County j
I who will volunteer their service and
the use of their stock, vehicles andi
?hands ten days during the year when- '
j ever it is necessary to secure good
It must be realized that roads can
;not be made without material and
j labor. The County is absolutely un
jable 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 the next issue of the paper, I
will divide the principle roads of thc
; 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 thc County with
means should compete with one an
other in their contributions to the
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 liare replenish
fill your orders for G
price, quality considi
anything in heavy ai
thing for your pantr
We are also well
farm in hardware, lia
of all kinds. We ca
what von want we w
We invite our fan
quarters when in tov
was to connect it with the adjoining
counties and to get the benefit cf tin;
Government aid thai will come to us,
amounting to $12,501).00. 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
the various other roads. Every per
manently constructed road will re-:
quire very little more work by the ?
County to keep them in good condi
tion-thus enabling me to give my j
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
Remember, that this suggestion is
not compulsory on anybody, but ?
watch my prediction, that those who
have done and will do, thc 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 bes
. I will sell Acid
solicit your orders
Write me or se
1919 contract fer J
ted evei'y department o:
roceries of ail kinds at
ered. Come in to see
id fancy groceries. W
supplied witli everytl
mies, traces, wagon har
rry a large stock, but i
ill get it on short noti(
uer friends to make 01
.'he lc?s tho increase will have to be.
1 have heard it rumored, no doubt ; i
for the purpose of injuring nie, that ji
the cos? of maintaining the chain-';
rang and building the roads has in-i?
creaked during my administration, :
and that the County will be in debt, '
without even trying to explain why ;
i iie 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-li
viet line, as machinery, food for man j
and beast and labor, in fact every- ?
ching 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, j;
so it will take three dollars where it j
used to take one to meet the same re- j
quirement. Still, the appropriations i
for the County have not been increas '
ed. So you can readily see that a i
debt of three dollars to-day is no
more than one dollar in 1914. I ask 1
this question-"What man amongst 1
you, it matters not what your occu- J
pation may be, can say that it has !
not cost you three times as much to ^
do business as it did prior to 1914?"\'
Under these circumstances, Edge-!'
field Countv has received full value r
for every dollar expended, unless,
there has been some imposition by
those people Idling 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 1
izers for 1919 seasc
farmers of Edgefia
m for "Quality Brai
'timer Company of
ey place upon the ir
;t, having been teste
Phosphate and Nita
for these also.
e me in person bef
li our stock, and can
the lowest possible
us when you need
e can supply every
ling needed for the
ness and implements
f we should not have
ir 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,
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
und 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
ivork for kicking, and let our slogan
oe, "GOOD ROADS FOR EDGE
Stste of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
All persons indebted to the Es
tate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey-late
jf said county and state-are hereby
requested to make payment of the
same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
?ame duly attested to my said at
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
Only Ons "BROMO QUININE'*
ro pet the rrenuine, esl! lor full name, LA.XA
riVE BROMO QUININE. LookforsiRnatureof
Ei.W.GROVK. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
:oui?h and headache, and works off cold. 25c.
ni and solicit the
ld county.' I am
ids'7 of fertilizers
?arket are recog
d for many years.
:ate of Soda and
ore making your