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War Declared on the
H. C. L.
Beginning Saturday, May 29th, 1920
Entire Stock Offered at Reduced Prices
We have always sold goods for less, but having to raise a large sum of money in the next few days we have reduced our
large stock to the very lowest prices, some merchandise offered at cost. Come around and look at our big bargains and you
will agree with us that this is a real money saving event.
MEN'S, YOUNG MEN'S AND BOYS' *
Several hundred kinds of the finest materials and
latest designs. All must go at cost if necessary.
Here is a chance to get a good fitting suit at a sur
prising low price.
All styles for men and ladies at Reduced prices.
for every member of the family. Guaranteed solid
leather at less prices.
MEN'S ?STRAW HATS
$2.25 and up. Latest styles and good fitting models.
500 men's Sunday and Every-day Pants for sale at
less than to-day's wholesale prices.
We have on hand a large stock of ladies' skirts in
serges, silks, and all kinds of white skirts. All
offered at cost in order to reduce our stock.
Silks and summer dresses on sale at a lower
price than elsewhere.
LADIES' WAISTS-Georgettes, crepe-de-chine and
other silks and summer waists all on sale at cut prices.
Complete line of the best makes in summer Underwear for men, women and children at Lower prices than elsewhere
Our dry goods department offers big bargains in summer dress foods, lawns, voiles, organdies, silks, etc,
Stock is complete in all departments and some genuine bargains are offered. Will be pleasd to show you around
The Store of Better Qualities at Lower Prices
Edgefield; South Carolina
A Trip Through New Englanc
'(Continued from page One)
generation. At the foot of this mour
tain is a large hotel and cottage
surrounding, one of them a replica c
Mount Vernon. The state of Ne1
Hampshire has recently gone to th
expense and trouble of putting rt
?nforcements and iron bars throug
the granite that supports this face
that no time or storm may mar it
future beauty and symmetry.
Another time of great pleasur
to me was when we drove out to th
different places of interest where rn;
relatives had lived. The old home i
still standing where my grandmoth
er, Lydia Gile was born and fron
which she came to South Carolina
This home was built one hun dree
and ten years ago and is in a perfect
.state of preservation in every way
typical of the early New Englanc
home with no front porch, severa
stories high and everything undei
one roof, the home and.covered sheds
.adjoining for carriages, sleighs, farir.
implements and cattle so that in win
ter the family wont have to go out ol
the house. I noticed that everywhere
on the farms, or in most places, this
was the case. The barns were larger
than their homes and you
could see the name of the farm such
as "Brookside," always over the
barn very large and conspicuous. The
home would be connected with this
by a covered way or built together.
This looked very queer to me, as we
have our barns as far from the
house as we can get them.
I was interested in the maple or
chards, one of which my cousin, Mrs.
Weller owned, and from which th?
syrup for this season had already
been made,. One tree had made this
spring one gallon of syrup, which
they said was a large quantity. This
extraction of the syrup or sap as it
is at first, does not injure the tree,
and they are tapped for an indefinite
number of years at the proper sea
son. I was told that they use or sell
the syrup for which there is great de
mand and not so much sugar is made
as formerly, but ?luring the war they
were not so deprived of sugar as we,
because in emergency they could
make and use the maple sugar. I told
them we used maple syrup for sugar
during the war, and they said if it
was bought even in Boston the New
Hampshire maple syrup was hardly
recognizable, so adulterated did i
become. I soon had this fact demon
strated to me, when my cousii
brought in some real maple syru]
from her farm near by. It is of ?
darker color and much thicker thai
the Log Cabin Maple syrup so exten
We visited the old cemetery in th<
meadow, as our cousins expresset
it, and there I saw the graves of m:
great grandmother and father, Lydii
Clement and John Gile, who wen
among the early settlers and builder;
of this beautiful mountain town. W<
visited another cousin, Mrs. Marths
Gile Lewis, who told us some interesi
ing stories in connection with the
ealy days. Our home was with the
dear cousins, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Gil?
who have promised to come and
make us a visit next spring. They ex
pressed fear at coming South as late
as May, but if the weather continues
as cold as it is now they might safely
remain until June in South Carolina,
One day of our stay in New Hamp
shire was spent with Mr. and Mrs.
Sleeper, at Lancaster, about twenty
miles north east of Littleton, taking
lunch and dinner with these hospita
ble friends whom I had never seen. In
fact, from Washington to Boston and
to the most distant point we visited
and back again to Washington, I did
not see the face of any person I had
ever seen before.
The serving of meals was of great
interest because we were always
ready for the time to come, and
everything was a surprise to us.
There is as much equipment in the
Northern kitchen as in the business
office of the man of the house. No
wonder the women can accomplish
so much with such apparent ease
Florence said to me one day "How is
it that in all the cooking, there is
never failure on any article of food?
Each thing served is a complete suc
In the afternoon at Lancaster we
were taken out across the Connecti
river on which the town is located,
into Vermont and saw there a beau
tiful view of this lovely clear river,
the mountains and the town nestling
between. All the rivers in New Eng
land are so clear that you can see the
reflection of everything which is
above. The banks are low, the water
being in touch of the hand from eith
er side, and the grass a beautiful
green everywhere. The cattle and
chickens had just been released from
their long snow bound winter quar
ters and were happily partaking of
the grass as the snow had but recent
The people of New England are as
charmingly hospitable as our own
Southern people are. The only lack
north or south is the difficulty of se
curing sufficient help in doing the
household work. People are alike
everywhere and the spirit of hospi
tality which is taught in the Scrip
tures and is a Christian grace, be
longs to those who love the Lord
whether of the North or South, East
or West, of all creeds and tongues.
The end of this Perfect Day was
the journey of twelve hours from
Littleton to New York. This time we
selected still another route, coming
down the Connecticut river through
the mountains of New Hampshire on
one side and the mountains of Ver
mont on the other, sometimes travel
ling in one state and sometimes in
the other, enjoying the mountain
scenery until we were about half
way down the length of central Mas
sachusetts. At Springfield we made a
I change to the New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad and as the
darkness gathered came into the
great metropolis of New York.
Charming Party Given by Mrs.
L. B. Jones and Mrs. A. T.
Scarcely is there ever recorded a
more unique party than the one
given on May the twenty-first by
Mrs. L. B. Jones and Mrs. A. T. Sam
uel, at the spacious colonial residence
of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Jones on Main
The occasion was planned in hon
or of the bridal party of Mr. and Mrs
Braxton Bragg Jones, whose mar
riage occurred February 27, 1895,
and the lovely daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.. Jones, whose marriage to Mr.
Thomas Lawrence Nicholson of Chi
cago is to be consummated June 3rd.
The resident members of Miss
Jones' bridal party and the husbands
and wives of the 1895 bridal party
were included in the guests on this
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Jones, Mrs. A.
T. Samuel and Mr. Ralph Jones re
ceived in the wide hall.
The handsome west parlor was ar
ranged as a smoker for the gentli
men and they were requested t
write advice for the groom of 1921
while in the east parlor opposite, th
ladies were writing advice for th
The reading of all this sage advic
occasioned much merriment. Mi
Lovick Smith was awarded the trt
phy for writing the best advice fror
the gentlemen and Mrs. Lovic
Smith was given the prize for givm;
the best advice among the ladies.
An attractive program had beei
arranged, including ,among the mu
sical numbers, "Love's Old Swee
Song," sung as a solo by Miss Ciar;
Sawyer, of Johnston.
The dances of little Miss Wink
Bailey and Miss Elise Lake were ex
quisitely graceful and, as always, re
ceived many encores.
Master Allen Samuel, Jr., present
ed the souvenirs of the evening
quaint little colonial couples, dane
ing the stately minuet, for each ladj
and friendly pipes to the gentlemen
Mrs. J. H. Cantelou and Mr. N. M,
Jones, maid of honor and best man
at the marriage of 1895, presented
a beautiful framed photograph ol
this bridal party of her parents tc
Mr. J. H. Cantelou, in a most
pleasing manner, gave the popular
bride a very handsome silver vase,
the gift of the wedding party of her
Mrs. A. T. Samuel's most accepta
ble souvenir of her elaborate party
for the bride was a wonderful cook
book with much valuable advice in
Delicious refreshments, in two
courses were served-an elaborate
salad course with iced tea, and block
cream with fruit cake and mints.
Mrs. Lovick Smith presided over
the bride's book on this distinctly
delightful occasion. Mrs. Augustus
Corley presented each bride's maid
of 1895, as she registered, a laven
der sachet bag, which Mrs. B. B.
Jones had made from the exquisite
materials of her daughter's trous
There was only one member of the
bridal party of 1895 missing-Mr.
R. L. Fox, of Charlotte, N. C., and
he sent the following telegraphic
message to the bride : "My congrat-1
ulations to the wedding party of I
1895. My love to the bride of 1920." I
Possibly in all the pages of Miss
Jones' wedding memories there will
be no more treasured one than that
on which her parents' wedding party
registered-just as they stood on
the memorable 27th of February,
1895-while on the opposite page,
their husbands and wives registered.
The 1895 bridal party record was
N. M., Jones-Tweetie Hill Cantelou
R. L. Fox-Lilla Hill Ready.
S. M. Smith-Clara Sawyer.
Dr. F. W. P. Butler-Hettie Shep
E. J. Norris-Gertrude Strom Thur
Flower girl and boy-Lizzielou
Jones Samuel and L. Ralph Jones.
Red Hill News.
Our school will close on the 4th
of June. We are going to have a pic
nic with plays, drills and a few reci
tations and hope to have some good
speakers from Edgefield. In behalf
of our school will extend a hearty
welcome to everybody.
We had a large attendance at Sun
day school last Sunday. Several vis
itors from Cleora and Edgefield.
We were very glad to have them.
Come again on service days, 1st, 2nd
and 3rd Sundays, and hear our pas
tor, Mr. Barnes. I know you will like
him. He is the right man in the right
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams, lit
tle Arthur and the "only baby" went
visiting last Sunday. '
Mrs. L. J. McClendon spent sever
al days with her niece, Mrs. Edd
Strom, last week.
You can hear the farmers from
early morn until late at night, and
the crops are growing now. They
have hopes of making a good crop,
if not cut off by the boll weevil.
WANTED: Salesman for Edge
field and vicinity. Commission con
tract only, for spare time or full
time. We will teach you to sell in
come protection through our free
school of instruction and help you
build a business of your own. Mas
sachusetts Bonding and Insurance
Company, Accident and Health
Dept., Saginaw, Michigan, Capital
Solid leather, well made, correct
in style, right in price, '.'Star Brand
shoes are better.'"1
QUARLES" & ZIMMERMAN,
Union Meeting of Third Divi
sion Edgefield Association.
To be Held at Plum Branch Baptist
Church, May 29 and 30, 1920.
11:00 Devotional Exercises by the
:15 Sermon by Rev. G. W. Bus
Adjourn for Dinner.
1:30 Best Methods of Church Fi
nances-J. D. Hughey, Dr. W. C.
2:15 Results of the Seventy-five
Million Campaign in our Churches.
Open Parliament. V
3:00 How to Make the Sunday
School Go-S ' T. Adams, Thomas
3:45 Bible Study-E. L. Kugley.
10:30 Sunday School. ?
Song Service by the schools of
McCormick county, Prof. W. C. Wil
kie in charge. All Sunday schools of
the county are urged to send their
singers to this meeting.
H. E. BUNCH,
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. an 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,
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
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