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Residence, No. 17
Office No 61
Wednesday, March 5.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Miss Helen Tillman left yesterday
for Columbia to visit her cousin, Mrs.
B. R. Cooner.
Miss Genevieve Norris came home
for a week-end visit to her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Norris.
Mr. and Mrs. Addison Brook's Car
wile were added to the membership
of the Baptist church on Sunday
morning by letter.
Mrs. A. L. Gunter and little John
Lovelace have been visiting Mrs.
Gunter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abel,
for a week or more.
The h^mefolks and the many
friends ill Edgefield were delighted
to see Harold Norris who came home
for a brief furlough this week from
"My Aunt from California" in the
Opera House Friday night, March 14.'
Make your plans to attend and wel
come again Aiken's Village Players
who pleased us so a year or more ago.
Hon.^W.- H. Nicholson, a prominent
and honored member of the Green
wood bar, is here attending court.
He is engaged in closing up all pro
fessional business of the lamented
B. E. Nicholson.
' Mr. R. L. Dunovant received a
telegram from his son, Lieut. R. G.
M. Dunovant, Monday from New
York announcing his arrival from
overseas duty. He wejit from New
York to Camp Upton -where he will
probably be mustered out of service.
Mr. T. B. Greeker was studying
law in Washington at the time he
volunteer ad for military service and
after being mustered out he resumed
his law course. He will be admitted
to the bar this summer and will locate
at Edgefield for the practice of his
The* Dixie 'Highway Garage makes
its bow to the public this week, being
located in the two store rooms be
tween Mr. J. D. Kemp's store and the
county office building. Mr. R. M.
Scurry and Mr. Clair Hilton will be
the machinists in charge, two of, the
best in the country.
Mr. J. D. Holstein, Jr., announces
in The Advertiser this week that he
is again at his former stand selling
Overland cars. He also has the agen
cy for Oldsmobile cars. Mr. Holstein
will be pleased to demonstrate the
Superior qualities of his cars to tho'se
. who contemplate purchasing.
Mr. Shields Johnson arrived in
Edgefield early last week with an
honorable discharge in his pocket. He
received a very cordial greeting from
his friends. Mr. Johnson *ras wound
ed in battle in his left arm and has
steadily regained the use of it but
has not nilly recovered.
In this issue will be found thc for
mal anncuncement of Mr. J. H. Can
telou to the effect that he will on
April 1st, resume his law practice,
having secured an office over the
store of Reynolds and Padgett. Mr.
Cantelou is well equipped for the
practice of his profession.
It is with great pleasure thni we
anounce in this issue that all dis
charged sailors and soldiers will re
ceive a bouns of >G0. The writer will
take pleasure in giving assistance to
these young men in securing their
check from the government. Their
discharge must accompany the appli
About the first plowing that will be
done will be in sowing spring oats.
The acreage should be large. Mr. G.
N. Timni irman and Mr. J. Whit Dorn
both of whom are good farmers, say
that oats will make sown as late as
the last of March. Of course they
should be well fertilized, causing
them to ,TOW rapidly.
Dr. and Mrs. James S. Byrd and
their twc little children returned to
Edgefield Monday morning after
spending several weeks very pleasant
ly with Mr. and Mrs. John Fitz
maurice :n Columbia. The friends of
Dr. Byrd are delighted that he has en
tirely recovered from his recent ill
ness and is again at his office.
The pastor of the church, the su
perintendent and officers of the Bap
tist Sunday School are greatly
pleased with the steady increase in
the attendance uponj the Sunday
School. The enrollment last Sunday
was 181, the largest for some time.
With the approach of spring, the at
tendanc ??hould steadily increase.
Red Cross Activities.
Hereafter the Red Cross rooms will
be open Tuesday and Friday after
noons at 3:00 o'clock and the coun
try auxiliaries are requested to call
and get their allotment of the work
that has been assigned to this chap
ter. It is true that hostilities have
ceased but the work of the Red Cross
is not yet completed and the members
of this splendid'organization should
continue to respond to every appeal
and meet as far as possible every
I have established a meat market
at my store and will have the best
beef and pork on hand all the time.
C. M. Thomas.
Spring Term of Court of
The court of general sessions con
vened Monday morning with Judge
T. J. Mauldin presiding. His charge
to the grand jury was comprehensive
and set forth their duty along practi
cal lines in a most effective manner.
Judge Mauldin paid a beautiful trib
ute to the lamented B. E. Nicholson,
having been associated with Mr.
Nicholson while he was a member of
the house of representives before he
was elected judge.
Solicitor Timmerman handed out
a number of indictments to the grand
jury as soon as the court was organ
ized and prompt returns were made
in the following cases:
J. J. Doolittle, indicted for ma
licious mischief, true bill.
John Gibson, murder, true bill.
Walter Brunson, house breaking
and larceny, true bill.
D. C. Nicholson, murder, true bill.
Archie Oliphant, assault and bat
tery with intent to kill, true bill.
Frank Carroll, assault and battery
with intent to kill and carrying con
cealed weapons, true bill.
Clarence Bussey, assault of a high
and aggravated nature, no bill.
Criss Penn, indictment for seduc
tion, true bill.
John Elam, assault and battery of
a high and aggravated nature, true
Mack Terry pleaded guilty to the
charge of burglary and larceny.
The case against D. C. Nicholson,
indicted for killing a negro at his
j home near Cleora, was the first tried.
Having quickly established the fact
that he shot the negro who came to
his home drunk, in self defense, it re
quired but a short time to arrive at
a verdict of acquittal. The State was
?represented by the solicitor and the
defendant by W. H. Nicholson.
The second case called for trial
was that against John L. George, a
! fireman of the Southern railroad, for
; killing A. R. Brown, the engineer, at
Edgefield during February of 1918.
i The State introduced testimony to
!show that the deceased man was shot
?while standing upon the ground near
(the engine by Mr. George while the
Hatter was standing in the cab of
jthe engine and that after shooting
one time he jumped from the engine
and followed Mr. Brown, firing twice
more. The defendant testified that he
?fired upon Mr. Brown in defense of
his own life as he, Brown, advanced
upon him with a drawn hammer, and
that after adjusting his engine he got
down from the engine and fired two
more shots in self defense. A large
number of witnesses testified in the
case, some of them coming from Co
lumbia and othr places in the State.
The case attracted much attention,
the court house being crowded to its
(full capacity throughout the entire
trial. Every step was vigorously con
tested by counsel on both sides. The
Solicitor was assisted by N. G. Evans
and thc defendant was represented
by Sheppard Bros., Mr. S. M. Smith
and Hon. Cole L. Blease. The jury
retired at 12:15 o'clock and rendered
a verdict of guilty of manslaughter
at 3:45 o'clock.
Th grand jury completed its work
Tuesday afteroon and was discharged
after making its formal report.
It is probabl that the criminal
docket will not be cleared before
The court of common pleas will
convene next Monday and will con
tinue in session two weeks.
Have you tried Pat-A-Cake? Noth
ing to add but water. One package
makes a delightful cake.
C. M. Thoma?:.
The Best Laxative.
"My sedentary habits have necessi
tated the use of an occasional laxa
tive. I have tried many but found
nothing better than Chamberlain's
Tablets," writes George F. Daniels,
Hardwick, Vt. Mr. Daniels is proprie
tor of the Hardwick Inn, one of the
model hotels of New England.
A large selection of georgette and
crepe-de-chine waists have just ar
Petit Jury, Third Week.
P. N. Lott, Johnston.
T. A. Broadwater, Pickens.
S. L. Lybrand, Ward.
J. F. Boone, Moss.
T. B. Culbreath, Talbert.
J. M. Gardner, Meriwether.
Fred Barker .Meriwether.
R. J. Moultrie, Moss.
J. T. Hammond, Collier.
W. E. Pardue, Shaw.
J. R. DeLaughter, Collins.
W. A. Morgan, Moss.
L. J. Miller, Blocker.
E. J. Norris, Pickens.
T. P. Lyon, Collier.
H. L. Williams, Mosi.
J. R. Griffis, Moss.
C. R. Holmes, Collier.
B. M. Sullivan, Wise.
W. A. Mobley, Johnston.
T. L. Talbert, Collier.
R. P. McCary, Elmwood.
W. R. Hoyt, Pickens.
G. M. Lowry, Elmwood.
T. C. Hammond, Collier.
P. L. Young, Edgefield.
A. A. Gibson, Johnston.
J. Neal Lott, Johnston.
T. J. Wash, Moss.
T. L. Miller, Collier.
J. C. Williams, Blocker.
S. J. Reynolds, Collins.
Sam Agner, Collins.
W. F. Holston, Edgefield.
J. R. Bryan, Elmwood.
We have received the most beauti
ful selection of silks in silk poplin,
taffeta, messaline, crepe-de-chine and
georgette. In solid and fancy colors.
Look through our silks and you will
be pleased with the selection and the
Buy your seed Irish Potatoes, On
ion Sets,, Garden and Flower Seeds,
and General Merchandise from us.
You will find quality and prices right.
C. H. Watson.
To buy 200 bushels of charcoal.
m E. W. Samuel.
LOST:-Between Edgefield and
Borea church, one 34 by 4 Fisk cord
tire and rim. Reward if returned to
R. N. Broadwater.
One motorcycle and one gasoline
engine in good condition. Apply to
W. C. Tompkins.
Between Mrs. Abner Corar'i and
Mr. Yancy Bryan's, a plush coat
trimmed with fur collar, cuffs and a
round the bottom. $5.00 reward will
be paid to the finder if returned to
Johnston, S. C.
I hereby forbid all persons from
making contract with or employing
in any manner, Walter Donaldson, a
yellow negro boy about 17 years of
?age, as I have a contract with him
for the year 1919.
T. L. Talbert.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
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
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
same duly attested to my said at
Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the estate
of the late W. H. Crim will maka pay
ment at once to the undersigned and
all persons holding claims against the
said estate will present them proper
y attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
NOTICE-My friends and cus
tomers having wheat to grind, please
bring it in between now and March
15th, as I expect to shut down at that
time in order to put my mill in first
class condition for the coming wheat
S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
I Formerly the Walter H. Smith Mill.
FOR SALE-Rhode Island Red Eggs
for setting. SI.25 per 15. Three pens
to select from, 1 Rose Comb and 2
J. D. Kemp,
Edgefield, S. C.
EDGEFIELD, S. O.
For the benefit of the public, visitor and
passing" stranger we. have opened an
up-to-date garage on the public square
next to courthouse.
When in need of a mechanic for auto
mobiles, gins, gasoline engines or any
other kind of machinery phone us. We
solicit work either night or day.
We will carry a full line of automobile
accessories, tires, inner tubes, gasoline
Give us a trial. Our motto is: "Prompt
service and politeness."
DIXIE HIGHWAY GARAGE
Edgefield, South Carolina
I am agent of Overland and Oldsmobile cars.
Just received a car load of Overland cars.
Come in and inspect them.
I am agent for Goodrich tires. They are
best in the long run. When in need of a
tire get my prices.
J. D? Hnt?tei?i9 Jr?