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I CLEARANCE SUMMER SALE j
I Will Continue Until August 9th J
I One Week Longer i
m The business we have done since we opened our Clearance Summer Sale Sj
H was satisfactory. We have really done more than we expected, but on ac- 9
g count of so much rain a good many of our far-away customers were not able g
m to come, and on account of them we are willing to continue at the same price M
S for seven more days. jg
? _ Goods have already gone up as high as they were last fall and are still going up, but we are willing to. sac- lg
m rifice our profits for the benefit of our customers. ?jg
S A large shipment of our dresses arrived to-day. Something handsome! The prettiest we have shown this 8
Ul summer. Every one is placed on our bargain counter at a great sacrifice. m
gj We still have a few nice summer hats left, and are offering them for a little ?
jH of nothing. jg
H Our stock is very large, and you can find anything you want in Dry Goods, H
5 Clothing and Ladies' Ready-to-Wear at a great sacrifice. M
Edgefield Normal Again.
Edgefield now seems like Edgefield
again-Pani Cogburn has returned
after an absence of nearly a year in
the military service. Paul reached
home Sunday morning and everybody
has extended him the glad hand. He
has not changed a bit, with the ex
ception of a gain of 20 pounds in
weight. We first greeted him on the
street Monday morning and when we
saw him again about two hours later,
he had a young lady on each arm
headed for one of the soda fountains,
which proves that his trip overseas
has left him the same genial, jovial,
Commendation From Texas.
To the Reader of the dear Old Ad
I notised in the last issue an ac
count of a Sunday School convention
to be held at Stevens Creek church,
where my father's and mother's mem
bership was when they died, and ac
cording to the announcement, it is in
progress while I am writing this and
my desire is so keen to be there and
can't, is the cause of my writing to
day, to show that my thoughts and
prayers are with you dear people and
hoping that success will crown your
every effort in your good work.
Whenever I get hold of any kind
of periodical containing reports of
any kind from the different states, I
first look to see South Carolina's re
port and I can say with great pride,
that the dear old state is never lag
ging. God bless the old home State.
E. M. McCreless.
Letter From Mr. Kesterson.
Dear Bro. Mims:
Please announce through The Ad
vertiser, that our annual revival
meeting is in progress at Antioch.
Rev. E. L. Kugley, of Parksville will
preach twice each day, at 11:00 a. m.
and 8:00 p.m.
We will begin a series of meetings
at Rebuplican next Sunday 11:00 a.
m. Rev. W. E. Thayer, of Augusta
will do the preaching. There will be
two services each day-11:00 a. m.,
and 2:30 p. m. Every member of the
church is urged to come, pray and
work for the salvation of lost souls.
J. W. KESTERSON,
Cold Spring, S. C.
Repair With Ford Parts.
In their advertisement this week
the Yonce Motor Company calls
Ford car owners' attention to the im
portance of having their repairs done
with genuine Ford-made parts, in
stead of using bogus substitutes that
are made here, there and everywhere.
It is conceded by people who know
that good material is used by Ford
manufacturers because their reputa
tion is at stake. When cheap, shoddy
substitutes are used in making re
pairs, the people who make these
parts have no reputation at stake.
Such parts are made to sell. Use only
Ford-made parts in having repairs
made on your Ford autos and trucks.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
The W. C. T. U. will meet on Mon
day afternoon at 6 o'clock with Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant, Mrs. Broadwater
having exchanged with Mrs. Duno
vant as hostess as appears in the year
This will be a dues paying meeting
as the books close in September.
Every member in arrears is asked to
bring the dues.
The following is the program:
Devotions-Mrs. E. J. Norris.
The Church and the W. C. T. U.
"Inspiration from the Missionary
Conference at Montreat,"-Mrs. W.
The W. C. T. U. Pioneer of Wo
man's Clubs-Mrs. Manly Timmons.
Piano Solo-Miss Ouida Pattison.
Relation of the W. C. T. U. to
other organizations-Mrs. J. B.
The W. C. T. U: part in the Colum
bus Centenary-Mrs. M. E. Norris,
Collection for French Orphan
Little Emily Dunovant.
Memorial Tablet to be Unveil
ed August 16.
August 16 at ll O'clock is the day
selected for the unveiling of the
'bronze tablet in commemoration of
the soldiers who have died in the ser
vice of their country in the war with
Germany and those who still live to
honor it. The tablet will be placed on
the Court House.
Judge Henry Hammond of Augus
ta and Major Henry C. Tillman of
Greenwood will be the orators of the
As this will be welcome day for the
soldiers of Edgefield county this will
be an auspicious occasion for enter
taining the heroes of our county who
have returned to the hearts and
homes of Edgefield after a long and
Everybody who comes from all
sections is invited to bring a basket
to help serve the crowd.
More next week.
W. M. McCreless Writes From
To the Edgefield Advertiser:
I have a brother living at Colorado,
Texas, who takes the dear old
paper, a copy of which he sent me
yesterday containing a sketch of the
life of Authur Simkins. While I
knew nothing of him only from his
tory, it was quite interesting to me
for the author mentioned many
names and even people that I knew,
but of course only as a boy.
I had better stop and apologize a
little before I go any farther. I see
that you headed- a letter from him as
a Texas letter. Now this can not be
properly called a letter or anything
else, but let it go for what it is worth.
I am glad to have had this glimpse
of things as I am alone so far as
South Carolinians are concerned, and
I have to take all my talking out in
thinking, and that is every day of my
life. My brother gave a short list of
names he remembered. If I should
undertake to do that it would fill
two or three books and then not be
started, so this being my first, I will
only mention a few. My brother said
he well remembered the old Mims
place. The place he mentioned was
in the Thomas Payne settlement and
belonged to James Mims, I suppose
he was the only Mims he knew any
thing about. I am older than he, and
remember more. Now, I don't know
what Mims you are but hope you are
of the same as your ancestors. There
was a James Mims, Robert Mims and
Capt. Giles Mims who was captain of
a company that I was in, the Robert
Meriwether Battalion. I had several
friends and one cousin, Perry Har
ling in his company. I was in Com
pany D, Crombley's company.
In the sketch I see the name of
Gen. M. C. Butler. How well I re
member him. I never had but one case
in court in my life and he defended
I me. Old Gen. Stone was the judge
and they let me down as easy as thej
'could on the fine I had to pay.
j Yes, I could fill this full of thc
'names of people around the village
?that I knew. Dr. Parker and family.
?B. C. Bryan, G. L. Penn, Jabe Ryan,
Charlie Cheatham, Stanmore Griffin,
I remember well F. G. Moses. He
wrote my transportation when I went
to war. I do not know what became
of him. For the benefit of admirers
of Wade Hampton, General Butler
and Mart Gary, I want to tell them
that I have something which I sup
pose no one else has, a group in photo
of these three. As poor as I am, there
is no man who has money enough to
buy it. Can't tel anything about how
much I think of it.
I will tell you now whom I have
met at the different re-unions of the
Confederate veterans. The first was
at Dallas, Texas. There I met B. H.
Teague, of Aiken, James Miner, J. Y.
Posey Yeldell, with whom I had a
pleasant time, Dr. Ben Ouzts, though
he was ?hen living in Texas, nov;
At New Orleans, I met Alex
Robertson, B. H. Teague, Thomas
Carwile, which was my first acquain
tance with him, though as a boy. J
knew his father, Z. W. Carwile, well.
Thomas Carwile was the first man
who said on parting: "God bless
you." I have had but one other to
say that to me. I suppose Carwile is
At Mobile I met William Carson,
Giles Chapman, both of whom were
in my company. At Macon I met
Giles Chapman and James Turner of
Johnston. These meetings were like
At Tulsa there were B. H. Teague,
James Tompkins, Henry Roughton,
formerly of Edgefield, now of Sum
ter, a school mate of mine. I was at
school with him either in 1850 or 60.
I also met Gen. Clark of Columbia,
Commander of the South Carolina
Division. I found him to be a very
pleasant gentleman. I also met Sam
Pressley who married a cousin of
mine. She was a Holloway, sister of
Dan Holloway, well-known at Edge
field. I visited a cousin, another Hol
loway, who married William Dorn.
Here I also met Densley Dorn. He
is now dead.
I see the name of Levi Reece io
your paper. I knew him well. He w
in Capt. Minis' Company from Edg
field. I knew everybody as far
Ninety Six. Wish I could write
more, but will stop here and tell y<
who I am. I am W. M. or Marion M
Creless, oldest son of James M
Creless, raised on Sleepy Creek, pri
cipally in the vicinity 'of Dom's Mi
born September, 22 1847, lived :
South Carolina till January 18GS'.
went to Alabama where I lived ti
December 1872 when I came to Te:
as, settling in Denton county, nort
Texas, about 8 miles west of Lewi
ville. I am about 30 miles northwe;
of Dallas so if any of you come th
way you will know where to lind m
provided I am living.
It will be seen that I am 72 yeai
old next birthday, still I go to th
field as regularly as I did, and wor
as regular, though do not do a
much of it.
We have an Old Settler's associa
tion here. They asked each one t
write a short sketch of an experience
etc. After thinking it over, I decide
to write that I had heard all my lif
when they began to settle up Georgi;
the people would emigrate fron
South Carolina across the Savanna!
river in wagons, prospecting. The pei
pie would come into their camps in
quiring, "Where are you all from?'
They would answer, "We are fron
away back in old South Carolina
where the people know nothing bu:
honesty and hard work. I told them '.
never bought but one overcoat in mj
life, gave $3.00 for it. Never carriec
an umbrella for sunshine or rain
never wore gloves, never wore a shirl
open in the back, unless it tore, nevei
bought a watch, but had two giver
me, never, owed any account, nevei
voted anything but the Democratic
and Prohibition ticket, except when 1
voted for Horace Greely for Presi
dent and never expected to apologize
to anybody for it.
Love to all South Carolina people,
you and C. M. Williams not excepted.
I want to say that The Advertiser
was the first paper I ever saw, and
how natural it looks, and I appreciate
getting it so much.
W. M. McCRELESS,
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?Candidates for Cotton Weigh
er at Johnston.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for cotton weigher for
the town of Johnston and respectful
ly solicit the support of all farmers
who market their cotton at Johnston,
pledging myself to render satisfac
tory service if elected to this position.
J. W. BLEDSOE.
I take this means of announcing
that I am a candidate for public cot
ton weigher for the town of Johnston
and solicit the support of the farmers
who sell their cotton on that mar
ket. If elected I pledge myself to do
my utmost to give entire satisfaction
to all persons-buyers and sellers of
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cot
ton weigher for the town of John
ston and respectfully solicit the sup
port of farmers who sell cotton at
Johnston, pledging myself, if elected,
to render impartial service to buyers
and sellers alike.
W. .R HOYT.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Miss Martha Corley, de
ceased, will present the same duly
probated, to the undersigned at the
Judge of Probate's office, Edgefield,
S. C., on or before August 26, 1919,
or be forever thereafter barred.
W. H. NICHOLSON,
Administrator C. T. A.
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