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Attention D. A. R.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet on Tuesday,
July 15, with Mrs. J. L. Mims. This is
an important meeting as officers will
be elected for the coming year.
New County Treasurer.
Treasurer Joe Lake Prince was for
mally inducted into office the first of
the month and we confidently believe
that he will make as highly creditable
record as his predecessor has made
during the past ten years. Joe Lake
Prince is full sixteen ounces or full
thirty-six inches, according to which
standard you adopt in computing his
worth. Furthermore, Joe Lake is a
prince of a good fellow.
" Summer Clearing Sale.
""On the second page of thi sissue of
The Advertiser will be found the at
tractive advertisement of Mr. Ru
benstein announcing his annual sum
mer clearing sale. The bargains set
forth in the page advertisement
should interest our readers. Mr. Ru
benstein stands squarely behind
every statement he makes and guar
antees what he sells. He is determined
not to carry over to next season any
light weight merchandise and an
nounces this clearance sale to move
out all summer goods. Study this bar
Death of Frank Quarles.
The friends of Frank Quarles here
and in other parts of the county were
shocked by the announcement of I
his death which occurred at his home '
of the plantation of Mr. Irvin Smith
Friday of last week. The funeral was
held at Red Hill church Saturday,
the funeral being conducted by Rev.
J. W. Kesterson. He was a member
of Red Hill church, having spent his
life, prior to a few years ago, in that
community. He was an industrious
farmer who always applied himself i
closely to his business, never med-1
diing in the affairs of others. Mr. ;
Quarles is survived by two little chil
dren of his first marriage and also ',
by his second wife.
Made Fine Record.
The retiring treasurer, Mr. James ?
T. Mims, has made a record of which
he should be, and doubtless is, very j
proud. We venture the assertion that i
no county in the state has ever had a ,
more systematic, a more painstaking,
a more honorable or more honest of
ficial than James T. Mims proved
himself to be during his administra
tion, of ten years. As custodian of i
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the public funds he has never caused |
the people a moment's apprehension ; j
nor have his annual settlements given j
the Comptroller General a moment's j
worry. Grand jury committees and j
other bfficials have always compli- j
mented him very highly upon the ;
splendid manner in which he has con- j
ducted the office.
Largest Real Estate Deal. ?
One of the largest, if not the larg
est, deal in agricultural property,
ever made ia the county has been
consumated at Trenton. Mr. Julius
M. Vann has purchased the valuable
farm of Mr. James D. Mathis, south
of Trenton. The tract contained
about 250 acres and the purchase
price was $60,000, being about $240
per acre. Possession is to be given
the first of August, the transfer in
cluding the growing crops now on the
iand. Mr. Vann, one of the most pro
gressive young farmers in the county,
already owned several hundred acres
of very fine land on the Plank Road
where he now resides. The purchase
is a very large one but The Advertis
er believes that Mr. Vann is as big
as th? purchase and "leetle de rise"
Notice of. Election of Public
Notice is hereby given that an
election for public cotton weighers
for the towns of Johnston, Trenton
and Edgefield for a term of two
years, commencing September 1,
.1919, will be held at the respective
towns on Saturday, August 2, 1919.
The polls will be open at eight o'clock
a. m. and close at four o'clock p. m.
All qualified electors who market
cotton at the respective towns will be
allowed to vote, but no person can
vote at more than one place. There
will be two cotton weighers elected
for the town of Johnston and one
for each of the other two places. The
following managers are appointed to
hold said election:
Edgefield-W. J. Duncan, W. L.
Dunovant, Jr., and Wallace Holston.
Johnston-Wilbur Yonce, Tom
Milford and W. H. Dobey.
Trenton-Wallace Wise, Albert
Miller and Roper Moss.
The managers at each place are au
thorized to appoint persons to take
the place of the managers .who are
R. N. BROADWATER,
Superviser Edgefield County.
Farmers Attend the Su timer
Several cars of farmers will leave
for Clemson College from different
parts cf the county during the week
July 21 to 26 to attend the farmers' ]
week. This course will bring the farm- |
ers of the State in touch with the i
best agriculture in the nation. Every il
farmer is urged to take this course. 1
He will be more than paid by doing h
so. If you can encourage a party ?
from your neighborhood, do so and 1
get an automobile full, or several of ll
them. The county agricultural agent j 1
expects to attend with the farmers j 1
and will use his influence to see that
those who attend will get the full ?
benefit of the trip. i
Ford Trucks Economical. i
Every farmer in this day of deplet- (1
ed man-power cn the farm is looking 1
for labor saving, time saving, and 1
therefore money saving machinery \?
and devices. The problem of hauling 1
heavy loads over the rough, hilly
roads of Edgefield county-getting <
produce to market and getting need- <
ed merchandise from the marl'ets to J
the farm-?-is being solved by an in- 1
creasing number of farmers through i i
the purchase of Ford one-ton trucks, i
They afford a cheap and economical I
means of hauling-just what farmers 1
have been needing and looking for. i
Merchants are also coming to realize
their value in hauling freight and de- i
livering goods. No other means of J
transportation meets the needs of so s
many people as does the Ford one- ?
ton truck. Better place your order
now with the Yonce Motor Company, t
Life Insured for Parents. <
Everybody who knew Edgar Lan- *
ham knew him to be a model yoting
man who was always actuated by a
noble, generous impulse. That which
reflects the young man most accu
rately came to our knowledge yes- 1
terday. Several months ago Edgar <
purchased an insurance policy li
through the Harling and Byrd agency ;1
for $1,500, for the benefit of his j]
father and mother, Re\. and Mrs. P. 'l
B. Lanham, not realizing then that ?J
he would so soon be snatched without j<
a moment's warning from the parents j ?
he loved so well. He probably pur- ? J
chased the policy without the knowl- i
edge of his parents. As if guided by
an All-wise providence, Edgar select- 1
ed a policy which contained what is '
called a double-indemnity clause, *\
providing for the payment of djuble s
the face value of the policy in. case j i
death results from unnatural causes, J
It is believed by those who can J
speak with authority that his tragic ]
death will come within the provisions ll
of this clause, making the policy one !]
of $3,000 instead of $1,500. This h
thoughtful and very generous act on j<
the part of Edgar Lanham, the men- |<
tion of whose name brings tears toll
the eyes of his friends, is an example j 1
worthy of emulation by scores of ; 1
other young men who are now in the 11
full bloom and vigor of health. There ;
is no telling what a day, even an :
hour, will bring forth.
Course at Clemson.
Tho Clemson College men are busy
among the farmers to interest them
in the building of storage houses for
sweet potatoes. Last year about fifty
of these houses were constructed
and every one proved a success. This
year a drive will be put on to build
at least two in each county. There
are already four farmers in Edgefield
county who are thinking of building.
This will mean a good start for Edge
field. Our county agricultural agent
will be busy for the next few weeks
on this work. Mr. Farmer, if you are
a grower of sweet potatoes and care
to save them, call up your agricultu
ral man or write him a letter to the
effect that you are interested in a po
MISPLACED: A lady's raincoat
and a Copenhagen blue spring coat
were misplaced or carried away
through mistake by some person from
the dressing rooms of the Edgefield
Opera House the night of the enter
tainment by the college students.
Please leave coats at The Advertiser
Geraty Gives Advice.
J. W. Geraty, a truck planter of
South Carolina, declared that if the
proposed duty was made effective the
cost of potash would be prohibitive to
farmers. He told the committee that
to produce nearly normal crops the
first year the German supply was cut
off because of the accumulated a
mount in the land, but said that for
the second year the yields fell off 30
per cent and that this year crops on
land for which potash was necessary
would be only 25 to 30 per cent of
normal. The American product, he
said, is inferior to foreign potash.
FOR SALE: A four-gallon cow,
fresh in milk. Apply at
THE ADVERTISER OFFICE.
COLLEGE STUDENTS' ENTER
Two of our greatest assets as a
county are our organizations and our
?ducated people. Every year a com
pany of organized students meet to
gether in Edgefield and give an en
tertainment for the main purpose of
letting you, the people of their coun
;y, see and enjoy their artistic attain*
nents of the last winter. The
several boys' and girls' schools, col
eges and universities of the state
lave a living, vivid advertisement
lashed upon the stage every year for
;hem. Just as the student is the most
.ortant person in the college, sb
.... student is the most effective
neans of advertising any institution.
This, along with Edgefield's Ser
rice Flag and Edgefield's annual cele
bration of her historic spots is one dis
;inctive feature that holds our coun
;y up as an example in educational,
is well as patriotic and historical in
The great talent of the world all
:ame from some little town or little
ir big city or rural district-from
some county less famed than Edge
leld perhaps. Why can we not, in
fostering our students' entertain
nents, have Ahe privilege of being
;he first to see the glory that lies in
;he students from our own town and
Family around us?
I should have written all this be
fore the entertainment given at
Edgefield and 1 ie one given at John
ston. Remember this for next year,
sometime in June.
Let us institutionalize a day in
Tune when the descendants of the
jreat ancestry of Edgefield shall pro
:laim the worth of our present youth
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Monday's meeting of the W. C. T.
IL proved to be a very delightful oc
:asion when a large number of the
nembership was present to be enter- j
rained with so many members of the
Edgefield Union at one time. Mrs.
[da Sheppard has been a member for
i number of years and all her daught
ers are white ribboners. On this occa
sion Mrs. J. B. Kennerly, Mrs E. C.
Brown and Mrs. Raymond Rogers
Mrs. E. J. Norris conducted the de
motions and a letter from the State
Treasurer, Mrs. Chas. P. Robinson,
vas read by Mrs. Raymond Rogers,
md a report of the local treasurer,
VIrs. W. A. Byrd made, showing the,
imount paid by each one on the Jubi|
ee fund, the total being- $312?)b.*dk
report of the two public activities of
:he month were made, the first, the
picnic at the County Home which
Mrs. W. R. Swearingen made very
affectively and she told of the medal
contest at which little Jennie Thrail
kill was the winner and how much
beloved Mrs. White of Johnston, was
by the inmates at the Home for her
continued kindness and attention and
Etlso spoke of Mr. and Mrs. Scurry
and their faithfulness to duty.
Miss Florence Mims gave a read
ing, "Columbus," by Joaquin Miller,
and Mrs. A. B .Carwile and her sister,
Miss Elizabeth Calliham sang a med
ley of patriotic airs.
Little Ned Nicholson came on in
vitation of the union and gave his
medal winning selection, "Two Boys
and the Cigarette." This was hearti
ly cheered. s
The occasion was very greatly en
joyed because so many members were
present who are out of town most of
Jubilee membership cards were dis
tributed and signed by all present.
Several new members were enrolled.
At the close of the program block
cream and cake were served by Miss
es Margaret May and Grace Tomp
kins. Little Frances Willard Johnson
who^ calls the W. C. T. U. her meet
ing, came and took the collection for
the French Orphan.
The W. C. T. U. is planning a
drive for a doubled membership by
March 1920 in celebration of nation
Tribute to Dear Little Boy.
Joe Junior Miller, just 21 months
ago came to gladden the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Miller.
We were not prepared to part with
our little darling. Like a bolt from
a cloudless sky came a telegram say
ing "Joe Junior is dead." Such a
shock! But the dear Lord knoweth
best so called little Joe Junior to
glory where He has a place for all.
He wanted one more precious an
gel in heaven to make it brighter so
called little Joe Junior to join the
He was loved by all who knew him,
he was such a dear little fellow.
The ways of God are often mys
terious and hard to be borne but we
should be submissive to His will,
knowing that "God doeth all things
We no. longer hear his sweet little
voice nor see him toddling over the
yard nor through the house, but his
playthings remind us of the happy j
days when we had our darling with
How thankful should we feel to !
know that little Joe Junior is now
among the millions of angels sur- '
rounding the great white throne.of 1
God and forever removed from the i
care of a wicked world. ?1
"Precious Joe Junior, thou hast left ]
From this world forever gone;
We would not call thee back '
From thy Father's throne.
"No dear, darling, not for millions,
But will pray to meet thee there, ,
In thy Father's glorious mansion, j
From this world of toil and care. (
"No one knows how we do miss thee, 1
Precious darling from us flown: '
We weep and mourn for thee,
But thou art forever gone.
"There will never be a sorrow ]
To wrinkle thy sweet smooth face,
For God has taken thee
To His holy resting place." ?
"AUNT AUNTIE." i
Death of Mrs. Ed Cheatham. <
Thursday, July 3, after being sick 1
only a few hours, Mrs. Ed Cheatham 1
died at her home on the Martin Town :
road. The news of her death was a '
great shock to her Edgefield friends, 1
as she was here only a few days be- '
fore her death. The afternoon before
her death she visited the home of her J
brother, Mr. Butler Hammond. We '
have been informed that she suffered '.
from rheumatism which probably seiz :
ed her heart.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Cheat- !
ham was Miss Alma Hammond, the
only daughter of the lamented Col- !
lier Hammond, and she was known 1
far and near for her beautiful Chris- 1
tian life, being one of that noble band 1
women in every church and communi- :
ty who never grow weary in well- i
doing. She was one of the most active ;
members of Red Hill church, a lead- 1
er in every form of women's activi
ties, and her place will not be easily
filled. The funeral was conducted at 1
Red Hill Friday by Dr. R. G. Lee.
Mrs, Cheatham, besides three 1
brothers, leaves her devoted husband ;
and two little children.
! Death of Miss Julia Tompkins.
Before moving to Columbia to
make his home the late Mr. Samuel
Tompkins resided in Edgefield, rear- |
ing a large family here. His children <
occupy a warm place in the memory
of many middle-aged people in Edge
field and the death of one of them, ,
just as the death of Miss Julia Tomp
kins in Columbia Sunday, causes
much genuine sorrow among them.
Miss Julia died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Walter, where the funeral !
was conducted by her pastor, Dr. C.
E. Burts, on Monday afternoon. The
body was brought to Edgefield Tues- .
day for interment in the family
square in the village cemetery. Dr.
Burts, relatives and close friends of
this beloved Christian woman came
to Edgefield Tuesday. The very nu
merous floral tributes, including sev
eral rich designs, from organizations
and individuals, reflected the popu
larity of Miss Julia. The casket
reached Edgefield about two o'clock
and was placed in the Baptist church
until four o'clock, the hour appointed
for the interment. A large number of
Edgefield people attended the brief
ceremony at the grave conducted by
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
Thc examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at thc County
Court House on Friday, July 4th, at
9 A. M., and also on Saturday, July
5th, kt 9 A. M., for these who wish
to make up by examination addition
al units required for fuU admission
to the Freshman Class this insti
tution. The examination k ".turday,
July 5th, will be used on.y for mak
ing additional units. The scholarships
will be awarded upon the examina
tion held on Friday, July 4th. Appli
cants must not be less than sixteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 4th, they will be a
warded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the conditions governing
the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son for scholarship examination
blanks. These blanks, properly filled
out by the applicant, should be filed
with President Johnson by July 1st.
Scholarships are worth $100.and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 17, 1919. For fur
ther information and catalogue, ad
dress President D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
the Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because o? Its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
rinding \v head. Remember the full name and
look: fot je signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c
An Impression of the Press As
During the last day or two of June
and the first of July, the men who
know most of the good stories and
jokes and like to tell them, met in
Greenville to exchange ideas for the
benefit of Edgefield and every other
county in South Carolina. The three
terms, School, Church and Press go
together. These men represented the
Press of South Carolina.
On Sunday afternoon Dr. McLean
ably presented the subject at the
Baptist Church, of how much the
world owes to the Christian Church
and even as I write, I think of the
debt that the world owes to the news
paper world owned and managed by
Christian men. Most of us who are
not writers ourselves, had never
thought perhaps that everything we
read has been written and censored
for us by someone else and that the
newspaper men have chosen well the
literature that they give us to read.
They have chosen to be your ser
vants, the servants of your mind, the
agent through which the happenings
of the day and the previous days are
translated from the electric wire in
to living, flaming languag?. Some
professions give us bodily food and
clothing, others give us spiritual
food but the newspaper would feed
our intellects a portion daily, weekly
or monthly of something that stimu
I think that people with a sense of
humor are not only good people to
have around, but people who nearly
always have character. These men
from all over the State are among
your best friends, who having not
seen, you ought to love.
The keynote of the convention, it
seems to me, was the inevitable tie
which binds people to people, citizens
to their government and newspaper
men to their constituents, the right
ful debt that they owe to you, to give
you the best editorial page, the best
advertising, the best news items that
the profession affords. Always there
was the thought coming up again and
again of how the letters on the pages
might spell War Savings Stamps and
Patriotism and League of Nations.
One of the last bits of business was
a telegram ordered to be sent to the
President'of the United States up
holding him, as a body, in his new and
big idea of the League of Nations.
University of South Carolina
Scholarship and Entrance Ex
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in the University
of South Carolina and for admission
of new students will be held at the
county Court House, July ll, 1919
at 9 a. m. Applicants must not be
less than sixteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
ll, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at exam
ination, provided they meet the con
ditions governing the award. Appli
cants for scholarships should write to
President Currell for scholavshlD ap
plication blanks. These blanks, prop
erly filled out by the applicant., should
be filed with Dr. Currell by July 7.
Scholarships are worth $100.00, free
tuition and fees, $138 00, total. Next
session will open September 17,
1919. For furthur information write
President W. S. Currell, .
S. C. University,
Columbia, S. C.
To Drive uut Malana
And Bund Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
T,ron builds uo the svstem. 50 cent*
JOHN" A. HOLLAND, v
The Greenwood Piano Mah.
The largest dealer in muoical instr?'
ments in Western South Carolina. Sells
pianos, self-player pianos, organs and
oewing machines. Reference: The
Bank of Greenwood, the oldest and
Wrongest Bank in Greenwood County;
Farmers & Merchants
Located at Johnston, S. C., at the
close of business June 30, 1919.
Loans and Discounts.$251,668.68
Bonds and Stocks Owned by
the Bank.'_. 1,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures. 2,194.00
Equity in Banking House... 380.18
Due from Banks and Bankers 3,764.40
Silver and Other Minor Coin 1,528.76
Checks and Cash Items. 733.56
Capital Stock Paid In.$ 75,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur-'
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers.. 3,657.96
its Subject to
Check .__.$ 41,354.45
Savings; Deposits 2,281.75
of Deposits.... 24,742.65
Cashier's Check.. 335.17
Notes and Bills Rediscounted 5,500.00
Bills Payable, including Ber
tificates for Money Bor
State of South Carolina, I
County of Edgefield. |
Before me came W. C. Derrick, cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the1
books of said bank.
W. C. DERRICK.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 7th day of July, 1919.
H. D. GRANT, [L. S.]
Notary Public, Johnston, S. C.
S. J. Watson,
J. W. Cox,
J Neal Lott.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
The Farmers Bank
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Located at Edgefield, S. C., at the
close of business June 30, 1919.
Loans and Discounts.$533,631.74
Over Drafts. 7,859.35
Liberty Loan Bonds & Stocks
owned by the Bank. 25,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures. 1,500.00
Banking House. 4,500.00
Due from Banks and Bankers 62,226.71
Currency . 9,688.00
Silver and Other Minor Coin 827.82
Checks and Cash Items. 1,390.65
Capital Stock.....$ 60,000.00
Surplus ..-_ 65,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers.. 2,305.76
its Subject to
of Deposits.... 254.3S8.21
Bills Payable, including Cer
tificates for Money Bor
rowed ._. 70.000.00
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. f
Before me came W. H. Harling,
Cashier of the above named bank, who,
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. H. HARLING,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 8th day of July; 1919.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
Notary Public for S. C.
A. E. Padgett,
Edwin H. Folk, ,
W. A. Byrd,
FOR SALE: A refrigerator, in
good condition, forty-pound capacity.
GEORGE F. MIMS.
FOR SALE: A horse and one-horse
wagon, wagon practically " new. Ap
J. D. KEMP.
We have new leather tops and seat
covers for that Ford which show3
YONCE MOTOR CO.
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
I take this means of announcing
that I am a candidate for the position
of cotton weigher for the town of
Edgefield and solicit the support of
farmers who sell their cotton there.
If elected I shall endeavor to give
entire satisfaction at all times.
B. C. BRYANT.
Whenever Yon Need a Genera! Tonie
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up tue Whole System. 50 cents*