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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, December 31.
Tribute to a Gallant Confed
Owing to a combination of circum
stances, absence from our office and
the omission of last week's issue of
The Advertiser, our tribute to Mr.
Hugh Henderson Scott, who died
December 7, has been unavoidably
delayed. Mr. Scott was a man who
was loyal in every exigency to his
community, county and State, and he
made a record as a Confederate sol
dier that is surpassed by few, if any,
men who donned the gray uniform
in the sixties.
The Advertiser gives in Mr. Scott's
own words as taken from Gen. U. R.
Brooks' book entitled "Butler and
His Cavalry," his account of enter
ing the Confederate service, as fol
lows : "I first entered the Confeder
ate service in January, 1861, and was
between the ages of sixteen and sev
enteen years of age. I enlisted in
Gregg's First Regiment, South Caro
lina Volunteers. I was on Morris Is
land and Sullivan's Island a while.
We were state troops then, and af
ter the capture of Fort Sumter the
call was made by South Carolina for '
volunteers to go tj Virginia, and
about half of the regiment went. I
was one of them. I went there to
. serve but was furloughed on the 14th
day of July, just before the first bat
tle of Manassas. I came home, got a
horse and went back to Manassas and
joined M. C. Butler's company at Ba
con Race church. He was then Cap
tain Butler, and his company the
"Edgefield Hussars," Hampton Le
. gion. I served as private in that com
mand until 1862, when I was detail
ed as a scout in "Hogan's Squad of
.Scouts" for General Wade Hampton.
Ask any Confederate . veteran in
Edgefield county who knew anything j
. about the services rendered and re- j
cord made by Mr. Hugh Scott and
you will receive words of the highest
commendation. The writer never met
Mr. Scott at any time, here at Edge
field when he came to the county
. seat or wherever we chanced to meet
and greet him that we did not feel
like raising our hat to one so brave,
so true and so worthy of every hon
or and respect that could be shown
him. We have on repeated occasions
heard the late Gen. Butler, with
whom he was intimately associated
in the war, speak in the higtest terms
of Mr. Scott, Hugh Scott as he called
him. Great is the pity that some
record in written form, accessible to
the generations that shall come after
has not been made of the gallantry
and distinguished service of such
tried and true men as was Mr. Scott.
Again we repeat, it is regrettable
that, while such men in the course
of time are taken from us one by
one, some record of what they
achieved through sacrificial service
has no1? been preserved.
INot only was Mr. Scott a soldier
who immortalized his name as a
scout, but he was a sterling citizen
whose life is worthy ( of emulation.
He possessed a keen intellect and was
naturally a leader of men. A man of
magnetism and power, causing his
fellows to unconsciously defer to
him. Mr. Scott possessed remarkable
gifts as a conversationalist and. al
ways attracted persons to him. When
Jie passed away not only the Meri
wether community but Edgefield
county sustained a heavy loss. A gen
eration produces few well rounded
men of the type of Mr. Hugh Scott,
whose sterling qualities caused him
to tower above his fellows.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Mrs. Leslie Kernaghan will enter
tain the January meeting of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Un
ion on Monday afternoon at 3:30
This is a great and victorious year
with the hosts of the W. C. T. U.
Three hundred years ago, bael; in
in 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed
at Plymouth, Massachusetts and
were introduced by the Indians to
their most popular farm product,
Indian Corn. Our ancestors turned
this product of the soil which God
had made to be a blessing for food
for man and beast, into a curse of
fire-water with which to destroy mo
rale, the body and the souls of the
Indians who first made it known to
the Anglo-Saxon race. For three hun
dred years this has progressed, but
in this great year of 1920, we cele
brate the three hundredth year of the
landing of the Pilgrims by restoring
the use of corn to its original pur
poses and forever after the 17th of
January, make it unlawful to manu
facture or sell any more, alcoholic
b averages, made of corn or any other
product which can be made into al
Those who defy this law of their
country or aid or abet in its non-in
forcemeat are law breakers as much
as those who steal, murder or are
guilty of incendiarism.
The following is the W. C. T. U.
Devotions, Mrs. D. B. Hollings
Introduction to Studies on Citizen
ship, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
"Some Heroines of W. C. T. U.
History," Mrs. B. E. Nicholson.
High Points in the late National
W. C. T. U. Convention at St. Louis,
Report on box for French Orphan,
Mrs. Padgett and Mrs. May, commit
Report on box to Door of Hope,
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Plans for Prohibition public meet
ing on January 17.
Report of Year Book Committee,
Mrs. Dunovant. >
Budget Committee, Mesdames W.
B. Cogburn, W. A. Byrd, J. W. Stew
Thursday, December 18, at high
noon, the new Baptist parsonage was
the scene of a lovely wedidng. While
the building is not yet finished, the
front parlors were thrown together
and tastefully decorated with smilax,
ferns and other pot plants for the
marriage of Miss Ella Belle Scurry,
the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Scurry and Mr. Roy Smith, the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Smith of Harmony. The ceremony
was performed by Dr. R. G. Lee.
The bride and groom entered the
parlor unattended through an aisle
of satin ribbon formed by May Rives,
Elizabeth Lott and two little sisters
of the bride. Sweet little Beulah Lee
preceded the bride and groom, strew- ,
ing roses in their path. The bride .
was attired in a handsome blue trav
eling suit with hat and accessories ,
to match. She caried a large bouquet
of white carnations, which she pre
sented to the mother of the groom.
Immediately after the ceremony sc
salad course was served with coffee
and whipped cream. The bride and 1
groom left at once in an automobile 1
to catch a north bound train for their '
wedding journey. The Advertiser 1
joins their host of friends in extend- 1
ing sincere congratulations to these 1
popular young people.
Death of a Beloved Edge?eld <
In the early watches of the morn
ing of Thursday, December 18, Mrs.
Mayson, the beloved wife of Mr. P. 1
B. Mayson, peacefully entered upon i
the slumber that knows no waking.
For more than a year her strength
had been steadily sapped by stubborn 1
disease and since early in September
she had been constantly confined to
her bed. All that science, medical i<
skill and tender nursing could do was h
done to stay the malady but all wai
Before her mrriage Mrs. Mayson,
was Miss Tunie Tillman who, for
many years was a leading factor ia (_
her church and in the social life of ,
the community. This good woman I
was widely, beloved, always by her
affable manner and cordial greet- ?
ing winning those with whom, she ?|
eme in contact She was an active* j
zealous member of the Episcopal,
church, from which the funeral (
was conducted Thursday afternoon, f
by the rector, Rev. Peatross. She was. j
the last member of her family and is. j
survived only hy her devoted hus- r
band. They bad no children. i
FOR RENT or SALE: A farm of ]
500 acres five miles south of Edge- t
field. Apply to ,
Box 5, R. F. D. NO 1. (
ly ' North Augusta, S. C.
A special examination will be held
Saturday, January 10. Teachers with
out certificates will appear before
County Board on that date. White
applicants report at Court House,
colored applicants at Macedonia.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
FOR SALE: In car lots ONLY,
North Carolina Seed Peanuts and
Small White Spanish. All well selec
Goff-Hutchison Mere. Co.,
Elaborate Six O'clock Dinner.
One of the most elaborate func
tions of the festive season was the
six o'clock dinner given Monday by
Miss Ruth Tompkins in compliment
to twenty-four of her Edgefield
friends. The elaborate menu, includ
ing that even a Waldorf-Astoria chef
could devise, was beautifully served
in eight courses. Not only the prince
ly feast but the very delightful social
hour that followed will be a source
of pleasant memories for a long time
to come to those who were honored
Miss Cante lou Entertains.
Tuesday afternoon Miss Justine
Cantelou entertained at five tables of
bridge in honor .of Mrs. Henry J.
Munnerlyn of Bennettsville and Miss
Rebecca Hai'ker of Sumter.
Pink and green mints were served
during the spirited game. Dainty
crepe-de-chine handkerchiefs were
won by Miss Llilie Adams for top
score and similar trophies were giv
en the honor guests.
A salad course consisting of tur
key, cranberries, pickle, chicken sal
ad, potato chips, sandwiches and
crackers with coffee and whipped
cream was served, followed by am
brosia with black and white fruit
Very Affectionately Greeted.
Edgefield has extended very affec
tionate greetings to Mr. James E.
Hart, Jr., and his bride. He and Miss
Rose Jeffries, a daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. M. D. Jeffries, were married in
the First Baptist church of Memphis,
Tenn., Tuesday, December 23, and
they arrived in Edgefield Saturday.
Mr. Hart holds a lucrative position as
representative for South Carolina for
Levering's coffee and will make Co
lumbia his headquarters. Mrs Hart
will remain in Edgefield for sc .ie
time, however. Edgefield is delighted
to claim her again.
Entertained for Bride and
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Johnson gave
an elegant dining Thursday in com
pliment to their nephew, Mr. Ed
Johnson and his bride. He and Miss
Ethelyn Holston were married in Au
gusta Tuesday. The bride is a daugh
ter of Mr Walter E. Holston who has
made many friends in Edgefield dur
ing her visits here. She is a very tal
ented young lady, a graduate of the
Tubman High School of Augusta.
The groom is a son of Mr. W. P.
Johnson of Johnston and is a very
successful young farmer.
Card of Thanks.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I was appointed, some time ago to
raise money for the Palmetto Sana
;oruim .that is being built for the
:olored tuberculosis patients at Co
ombia, S. C. I take this method to
;hank the people, both coloz-sd and
,vhite"r for their liberal eoniribudons
Total amount collected through,
ne was two hundred thirteen. du..lars
md thirty-one cents.
A. W. SIMKIN5.
FOR SALE: Or rent, one one
jorre farm and one two-horse faon.
Vpply to> t
W. D. OUZTS,
Johnston.. S.. C.
RememhHr all Ford orders, are fiE
td in the order they are filed.. Better
jet your order in at once.
YO>?CE & MOONEY. 1
IT'S FOOLISH TO SUFFER, j
kVhen So. Many Edgefield Pea>
ile Are E^inting the Way Out.
You maybe brave enough.to stand.
>ackache cr headache or dizziness.
Jut, if, in. addition urination is difi
>rdered, lowk out! If you don't try. to.
ix your sick kidneys, you may fall, ??L
;o the clutches of dangerous disease
>efore yon know it. But,, if you live
nore carefully and help your kidneys
vith Doan's Kidney Pills, you; can
stop the pains you have and a.void
future danger as well. Don't experi
ment-use the remedy Edgefield peo
ple are publicly endorsing. Read this
Mrs. J. P. Samuels, 5 Battle Road,
Edgefield, says: "It was some years
ago that I used Doan's Kidney Pills
for the first time. At that time my
kidneys were giving me a lot of trou
ble. The worst complaint was with
my back; it felt stiff all the time. I
couldn't stoop over and dizzy spells
bothered me. My kidneys acted ir
regularly and caused me a great deal
of annoyance. Finally, I began to use
Doan's Kidney Pills and they prompt
ly relieved me of much trouble."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Samuels had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
New Year Greetings
For the New Year, may peace, prosperity and happiness follow
you all the year through. Let us look back over the year just passed
and consider the mistakes that we have made, and see if we can't profit
by such mistakes for the coming year.
There are some who think that the boll weevil is going to ruin the
farmer, and there are those who think that he can't exist this far north,
but he is already here, and stay if he may, why can't we look at him
as the Alabamians do.
In 'Alabama they erected monuments to the boll weevil, because
the insect taught them diversification and led them to prosperity. Di
versification will be forced in South Carolina. But in South Carolina,
as well as in Alabama, that also means prosperity. Stick to the farm.
The man on the farm is just now coming into his own.
It remains to be seen if we will overcome our troubles as Alabama
and some'parts of Georgia have done : Moral, if you can't get through
a thing find an easier way around.
For After Christmas Clean-Up Sale We Have on Sale
All Men's Shoes at Cost
All $10.00 shoes at $8.00; all $9.00 for $7.00; all $8.00 for $7.00;
all $7.50 for $6.00.
Also about thirty pairs of women's shoes going at $2.00 per pair.
Get your size before it is gone.
The men's shoes since purchased last April have advanced from
$2.50 to $3.00 per pair, and instead of marking up we have marked
down. The reduction is your benefit, and we advise you to see these ,
shoes before they are all gone, as they are sure money saver for the
quality of the leather in them.
In cleaning up all of the odds and ends in broken stock we will ~;
have some special sales every week. So keep an eye on this space and
the windows, for you will see something that you may need, and at the
same time you will be bringing the high cost of living down.
Yrours for Service,
The Corner Store
Now is the time to buy a lot
build a home and stop renting
Friday, January 9th, 1920
At 10:30 A. M
; we will offer to you eight beautiful lots belonging to
I J. L. and Miss Virginia Addison; four lots belonging to
. W. E. Lott.
At 12:00 o'clock we have ten lots of Mr. James Hart
for the highest bidder.
At 2:30 we will sell to the person who wants a nice
home, the Wm. Loyd 8-acre farm and 5-room house.
Also, Charley Cheatham's 12-acre farm, 6-room house
and other buildings. Either of these farms willi make
you a nice home and you can buy them cheaper than
you can buy the land and build.
COME TO THE SALE-IT'S YOURS
Friday Morning, January 9, 10:30 A. M.
Edgofiold Realty i> Auction Co.
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA