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J. L. MIMS,.-Editor.
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The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered, as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
ished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, May 5.
Closing Exercise of Flat Rock
Friday a goodly number of people
of the Flat Rock and adjoining com
munities came together for the beau
tiful closing exercises of the school
which has been well taught the past
session by Mrs. J. M. Bussey and
Mrs. Fannie Cobia.. The exercises
were opened with prayer by Mr. J.
M. Bussey who acted as master of
ceremonies. As the subjoined pro
gram will show, practically all of the
children of the school took part in
the miscellaneous programme, every
number of which was well rendered
and reflected credit upon the ? pupils
and the very faithful and capable
At the conclusion of the exercises
by the children, addresses were made
by Mr. W. W. Fuller, the very wor
thy county superintendent of educa
tion, and Mr. J. L. Mims. Mr. Fuller
referred to the fact that the Flat
Rock school district was the first in
the county to vote o special school
levy and urged the patrons of the
% school to increase their school levy
to eight mills so'as to conform to the
recently enacted law which provides
for State aid. As explained^by Mr.
Fuller, through this act evelry school
in the county and States can provide
sufficient funds to pay their teach
ers adequate salaries.
The new building which houses the
Flat Rock school is a lasting credit
to the patrons of the school and to
the people of the community. It is
large, conveniently arranged, well
lighted and well ventilated.
The, following is the program of
the exercises :
Song-Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean-By the school.
Reading-Jane Jones-Eva Agner
Song !- Baby's Playthings-Pri
Recitation-The Reason Why
Solo-The Last Rose of Summer,
Reading-The School Ma'am's
Courtin'-Minnie Belle Bailey.
Song Little Carpenters-Primary
Recitation-When Mamma Was a
Little Girl-Charlie Cobia.
Duet-Comin' Through the Rye
Maude Hamilton and Fannie Dow,
Recitation-A Child's Reasoning,
Song-Blue Back Speller-Pri
Recitation-The Way to Succeed
Chorus^-America, The Beautiful.
Recitation-Adam Never Was a
Music-Black Hawk Waltz-Es
Reading-Riddle MeK This-Cor
Song-Ho * Ho, Vacation Days
At the conclusion of the program
-.all were invited to gather around a
.'large table on the school \rounds
-where a sumptuous feast was served,
' there being a sufficiency for more
.than double the number of persons
in attendance. The editor of The Ad
vertiser is greatly indebted to the
;good people of the Flat Rock com
nmunity, now one of the most pro
gressive communities in the county,
for a verypleasant day.
Thirty-Four Men Pass Physical
Examination for Tank Com
Captain Hastings Wyman, Jr.,
Medical Reserve Corps of the United
States Army came to Edgefield last
Monday and spent the afternoon and
evening examining the members of
the tank company. Capt. Wyman
put thirty-seven men through the
"grill" and all but three successful
ly passed the examination. Quite a
number of men who have enlisted
were unable to take the physical ex
amination Monday but will take it
jn the near future.
i Recruiting for the tank company
sf going forward and every indica
ron points towards Edgefield secur
ng the company. Already more men
lave been enlisted that is required
'or the headquarters and the enlist
nent of the personnel for the first
jlatoon is proceeding rapidly. Thirty
wo men compose a platoon while
:orty five make up the headquarters
As soon as fifteen or twenty more
nen are recruited Capt. Wyman will
.eturn and give another examination,
jast Monday he was assisted by Dr.
boulton of Aiken, Doctors Marsh,
Nicholson and Tompkins of Edge
Quite a number of men from the
:ounty have enlisted and it is grati
fying to see the interest the men
:rom out of town are taking.
Recruiting will continue during
:he week and all men who want to
lelp swing the compemy for Edge
ield are requested to see Lieuts. A.
B. Carwile, T. B. Greneker, B. F.
iones or Captain J. 0. Sheppard. *
The next formal meeting of the
company will be announced later;
;his meeting will be held ^wjien the
Company is mustered in by the Ad
jutant General of South Carolina.
Program For Memorial Day.
Master, pf ceremonies, Mr. Jas. 0.
Invocation-Rev. M. D. Padgett.
Jefferson Davis March-Rev. P. P.
Blalock. . . *
Origin of Memorial Day-Mrs. ?J.
Music by Baraca Orchestra.
Confederate Ritual led by Rev. L.
Calling the roll of our dead and
Poem, "Little Secession Maid"
Introducing our Honorary Mem
Music by Philharmonic Music Club
Introduction of speaker.
Address by Hon. Morris C. Lump
All who are interested in our Con
federate Memorial Day celebration
ire invited to attend the exercises
it the Opera House. A basket din
ier will be served at the Baptist
murch grove and ?he ladies of the
;own and community are asked to
jring baskets containing bread,
:ake, pies, pickle, potatoes, etc. No
neat is necessary in the baskets as
lash will be provided by the Daugh
;ers. All contributions for the hash
viii be handed to the chairman, Mrs.
3. B. Nicholson by Memorial Day
>nly 25 cents is asked from each
Committees for Memorial Day.
Table-Mrs. R. A. Marsh,- Mrs.
Basket-Mrs. J. H. Nicholson,
?hairman ; Mrs. Abner Broadwater,
Miss Annie DeLoach, Miss Sophie
Dobson, Mrs. Will Byrd. Mrs. Milton
Tones, Mrs. C E. May.
Hash-Mrs. B. L. Mims, Mrs. P.
Decorating Opera House-Mrs. N.
j. Evans, chairman; Mrs. J. D. Hol
tein, Mrs. Jas. DeVore, Mrs. A. E.
?adgett, Mrs. B. B. Jones, Mrs. P.
*. Blalock, Mrs. Linwood Johnson,
irs. S. B. Nicholson.
Cemetery Committee-Mrs. Her
iert Smith. Mrs. S. M. Smith, Mrs.
L. A. Woodson.
Coffeev and Tea-Mrs. J. M.
Vright, chairman; Mrs. Joe. H. Can
elou, Mrs. S. B. Nicholson.
Soliciting-Mrs. S. B. Nicholson,
hairman; Miss Annie DeLoach, Miss
All ladies are asked to send
wreaths made of magnolia leaves to
Irs. Woodson's on Saturday after-1
oon or Sunday morning.
For State Senate.
Col. P. B. Mayson announces this
reek that hfl is? candidate for the
tate senat'1, being the first aspirant
p to this time to announce for this
igh office. Col. Mayson served as
member of the house some years
go, which grives him legislative ex
erience. He will conduct his cara
aign on a high plane, and will tell
be voters of the county his views
n the public questions of the day
s opportunity affords during the
pproaching campaign. Col. May
on is never a straddler, but always
aa- the courage to take a decided
tand for what he believes to be for
ae best interests of the people.
I am still offering some unprec
dented bargains in the goods I saved
rom the recent fire. They are on
ale at my home. Come and get sea
onable merchandise away below
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
ROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches the
lood, builds up the whole system and will won
eriully strengten aud fortify you to. withstand
ie depressing: effect of the hot summer. 50c.
Sunday School Festive at
A May festival of much beauty
and inteest will be given by the
Bethlehem School of Meriwether
and Clark's Hill, on Saturdjy.o?; tl?is
week at 5 o'clock. . .r'"'\ "' ? \
The exercises will be held >in the
woods adjoining the ^schoolhouse,
and will consist of winding. the 'May
' pole, crowning the May QuWnj- with
folk dances and songs.
The pupils have been beautifully
trained by their teachers, the Masses
Rowland and Miss Eleanor Hook,
and the success of the exercises will
be much heightened by music ren
dered by musicians from Augusta.
All who are interested in the
school and neighborhood are invited
and sevei-al motor parties are expect
ed from different parts of the two
No admission will be charged but
light refreshments will be sold on the
Death of an Aged Woman.
Mrs. Martha Carpenter Whitlock,
who for more than fifty years had
been the wife of Mr. At. C. Whit
lock, died on Saturday, May l,ard
l'was buried Sunday morning in tte
cemetery at Philippi Baptist church,
of which she was a member. Had
ehe have lived until September 7
she would have been eighty years
of age. She had been sir.k for sev
eral months prior to her death, and
she bore jer sufferiugs with great
Christian fortitude. A good wo
man has gone to her reward.
Highway Commission Met.
In response to the call of the del
egation, the recently 'aDpointed
members of the Edgefield Highway
Commission raett in the court house
Monday and organized by the elec
tion of Mr. W. M. Sawyer chair
man and Mr. Geo. W. Scott secre
tary. The member? of the com
mission were all present exoept Mr.
L. Ry Brun9on, Sr., and Mr. Wal
ter W. Wise. The work of the
commission was discussed in a gen
eral way but nothing definite was
undertaken at this meeting. An
other meeting of the Highway Com
mission will be held at Edgefield
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for solicitor for the 11th
Judicial Circuit and pledge' myself
to support the nominees of the Dem
, S. MOUZON SMITH..
I hereby announce myself a can
I didate for the office of State Senate
and pledge myself to abide by the
I rules of the Democratic party.
P. B. MAYSON.
To the Democratic Voters of Edge
field County: ,
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the House of Representa
tives from. Edgefield county and
1 pledge myself to abide the results of
the primary election, and to support
I the nominees of the party.
If the citizens of Edgefield County
?shall honor me with their votes I
shall conscientiously endeavor to
honor them by my conduct and my
JAMES 0. SHEPPARD.
LOST: Two keys to a safety d'e
posit box in the Farmers Bank, No
68. Finder will leave at The Adver
tiser office and receive reward of
H. W. McKIE,
Collier, S. C.
We have a complete stock of
staple a.id^fancy groceries. Deliver
ies made any time from 8 a. m. to
6 p. m. We will be pleased to have
Wi E. LYNCH & CO.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the town
of Edgefield from the 5th ward and
pledge myself to be governed by the
rules regulating the election. ;
S. B. NICHOLSON.
Dixie Highway Hotel Com
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the Stockholders
of the Dixie Highway Hotel Com
pany in the Court House, at Edge
field, S. C., at 4 p. m. on Monday the
7th day of June prox.
All Stockholders of the company
are requested to be present as busi
ness of importance is to be trans
J. C. SHEPPARD)
J. L. MIMS,
Bil l?ii? Family Medicine. ^
another chance at one of those rare bargains that we
are offering lately, and we are putting on sale for
Saturday and Monday Only
Muslin Underwear at One-Third Off
"Nuffsaid," prices and goods will speak for them
selves. See window display. Sale prices cash.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
another shipment of Worth-More and Well-More
waists in Organdies'and Voiles. They certainly are
beauties at $3.00 each. However, we have in stock
a limited supply of waists at the old price of $2.50
and $1.50 each, For those who wish to save them
selves something onra waist should see what we have
left at these prices before they are all gone, which
they will soon be, as the warm weather is causing a
big demand for th?m. ^
See our complete line of Wash Satins, Wash
Skirts, Middy Suits. Remember and get your Ox
fords and Pumps while we have your size. Our May
sale of these goods at cost will soon make your size "
hard to find.
/ See our Ingersol Watches.
All sizes and prices. > l \
The Corner Store
> Remember that we close at Six P. M.-Saturday's excepted
Two Carloads of Chevrolet Cars
We are now in a position
to supply the people of Edge
. field with Chevrolet automo
biles - immediate delivery
having just received two car
loads. If you contemplate buy
ing a car better place your or
der now while you can get
what you want. We shall be
pleased to give you a demon
The people who own Chev
relet cars and trucks can tell
you about their merit. Ask
a Chevrolet owner about their
small gasoline consumption,
their cheap upkeep and last
The Chevrolet trucks are growing in popularity among farmers. We invite
farmers and merchants to call and let us demonstrate their superior quality.
The demand is GREAT. Get a Chevrolet automobile or truck while you can