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J. L. MIMS,.Editor.
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Card of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, February 2.
Fanners can not please the spin
ners, speculators and Western grow
ers of food stuffs in any better way
than to plant their usual acreage in
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Some people give more thought to
the traditional ground hog, which is
supposed to emerge from its place]
bf hibernation to-day, than they do
to swine that belong in the "hog and
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A criminal up in Virginia the other
day was not satisfied with looting ?
bank and carrying off $119,000 dol
lars but applied a match and burned
the bank building. He's a criminal of
the first water and the maximum sen
tence is not great enough for him.
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Wipe out the stills in Edgefield
county and the grand old county will
have less lawlessness than ever be
fore in its history. The stills will go
when the citizenship of the county
say they must go and not before. Will
you lend your support and influence
to that end?
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- Did you expect to live to see the
time when no whiskey would be ship
ped into Edgefield? Well, you have
lived to see that good day. Whenever
you see evidences of whiskey is was
made by somebody here at. home, and
that somebody ought to be in con
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The Advertiser is pleased to see
that Charleston is receiving some of
the honors. The lieutenant-governor
who by virtue of his office is president
of the senate is from Charleston and
the sepaker pro tem of the House is
also a Charlestonian. The upcountry
should be willing to divide the hon
ors with Charleston.
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^aiier "very few boys will be
made drunkards through the example
of intemperate fathers. There are
not so many drinking fathers these
days. But your boy may become ad
dicted to strong drink by having some
vicious citizen who makes whiskey
place* the bottle to his lips. It's time
for right-thinking, 'high-minded men
to arouse themselves and stamp out
liquor making and liquor selling in
Edgefield county. Stop the making
and the selling will stop, because it
can not oe shipped in from elsewhere.
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Produce More Necessities.
In a well timed editorial a few
days ago the Augusta Chronicle urg
ed farmers to produce more of the
food stuffs that are shipped in this
territory. The statement was made
that the people of Augusta spend
$45,000 per month for butter and
that nine-tenths of it is shipped
from Northern creameries. Here is an
opportunity for South Carolina and
Georgia farmers to supplant cotton
as a money crop with dairying. In
deed a score or more of Edgefield
farmers are already successfully en
gaged in making butter for the Au
gusta market, and they find it profit
able. Where there are now possibly
not more than a score there could be
hundreds of farmers who could prof
itably engage in dairying.
But many of our people must
learn that successful marketing de
pends upon the manner in which an
article is prepared for market. But
ter should first of all be moulded
in uniform cakes containing sixteen
ounces. No more, no less. If more,
you deal unjustly with yourself, if
less, you deal unjustly with the con
sumer. Next, the package should be
well and attractively wrapped. Re
cently the writer has seen butter of
fered for sale in Edgefield stores that
was very carelessly and indifferently
prepared for market. Merchants
should refuse to buy butter for their
trade when it is not properly wrap
ped. The covering should preserve
the butter from outside contamina
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Encourage Through Travel.
As soon as weather conditions per
mit, a conference should be held be
tween the people of the town of
Edgefieid and the county supervisor
to the end that the public road which
traverses the county from the Aiken
to the Greenwood county line, the
main highway used for all through
travel, be put in the best possiBle
condition. We feel confident that the
supervisor will do his part and we be
lieve the people along the route will
give him full co-operation.
The reason we call attention to
this matter is because in its issues of
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of
?ach week the Augusta Chronicle
gives .the condition of the public
roads leading from Augusta under
the caption of "Highways Weather
Service." The Chronicle of Tuesday
referred to the road leading from
Augusta to Greenville by way of
Edgefield, as being "rough and mud
dy." It is but reasonable to suppose
that tourists and others contemplat
ing a cross-country trip from Augus
ta to upper South Carolina will select
some other route after getting this
information. Well, for reasons too
numerous to mention, we want to see
all through travel select the Edgefield
route, and they will not do it unless
we make the route passable.
m First, as soon as the weather will
permit, the town of Edgefield should
put the streets in a passable condi
tion, the Edgefield link being now the
weakest link in this chain of travel.
We believe the county supervisor
will become immediately interested
in putting the county road in a sat
isfactory condition with the support
and co-operation of the people along
Mr. J. P. Nixon has purchased the
meat market of Mr. W. L. Bryan in
the Tompkins building to the rear of
the Bank of Edgefield, where he will
be pleased to have his friends call
when in need of fresh meats. He
will also carry a stock of fancy gro
The little four-year-old daughter
of Mrs. Birdie Davis was painfully
burned Monday. While Mrs. Davis
was out in the garden gathering veg
etables for dinner she heard one of
the little children screaming in the
house and ran to the rescue, finding
little Ruth's clothes in a flame. Her
1 wer limbs and back were painfully
burned. In her efforts to extinguish
the flames, Mrs. Davis' hands were
painfully burned. While the misfor
tune is deeply regretted yet there is
great rejoicing that the little one es
caped fatal injury.
Mrs. John Rainsford Enter
tains With Bridge Party.
Mrs. John Rainsford was hostess
to a number of friends at her resi
dence in Buncombe on Wednesday
afternoon of las^week.
Tables were arranged in the living
room and spacious hall that were fra
frant with cut blossoms.
.Comports of pink mints were plac
ed on each card table during the ani
mated games which resulted m Mrs.
Bettis Cantelou winning top score
and Mrs. J. S. Scurrv th*
vveunesaay of next week with
Miss Gladys Padgett at 3:30 o'clock.
The subject is Love Sonnets and
the following is the program:
Piano solo, Love Dreams, Liszt
Vocal solo, Miss Rainsford.
Piano solo, Fur Elise, Beethoven
Violin Duet, Misses Parker and
Chorus by club.
On this occasion besides the regu
lar meeting, the club, according to
the request of the state Federation
of clubs, will hold a reciprocity meet
ing, the presidents or representatives
of all federated clubs in the county
being invited as guests.
Shriners Give Banquet.
Thursday night about thirty Shrin
ers came together at the Dixie High
way Hotel for the purpose of organ
izing the Edgefield -County Shrine
Club. A permanent organization was
effected by the election of the follow
ing officers: Capt. L. Y. Moore, pres
ident; Dr. A. H. Corley, secretary,
and Mr. B. R. Tillman, treasurer. At
the close of the business session all
repaired tox the dining room to par
take of a bountiful feast which had
been provided. The room was appro
priately decoraetd with emblems of
the Order and the tables were deco
rated with cut flowers. Manager
Vause prepared an elaborate menu
which was beautifully, seiwed in
courses. At the conclusion of the
feast Capt. Moore, in the role of
toats master, presented the speakers
of the occasion, the first being the
guest of honor, Mr. D. G. McAllister,
Potentate of Omar Temple, who
spoke on the "Mission of the Shrin
er." Rev. G. W. M. Taylor spoke ef
fectively of the "Obligation of a
Shriner to his Country and to Each
Other." Mr. A. L. Traylor responded
to the toast, "Old Edgefield," and
Mr. B. R. Tillman spoke on "Seeking
a Mission." The true Shrine snirit
seemed to permeate the atmosphere
and everybody had a royal good time.
The following is a list of the Shrin
D. G. McAllister, Columbia; A. L.
Traylor, North Augusta; H. H. An
derson, Birmingham, Ala.; J. E.
Rearidan, Graniteville; H. R. Going,
Columbia; John A. May, C. B. An
derson, Aiken; T. A. Wearinon, Char
lotte; W. W. Rhoden, J. A. Steimons,
J. A. Lott, Johnston; H. B. Whitlock,
W. B. Posey, A. S. Miller, S. E. Po
sey, G. W. Miller, L. D. Swearingen,
L. C. Eidson, S. A. Morrall, G.L.
Bagford, E. J. Roper, B. R. Tillman,
J. M. Vann, Trenton; M. B. Tucker,
C. F. Brooks, Geo. W. Adams, Victor
Daitch, G. W .M. Taylor, A. H. Cor
ley, W. P. Yonce, J. G. Holland, W.
W. Adams, L. Y. Moore, Edgefield.
Bachelor Paul Cogbv.rn Enter
tains Beautifi illy.
One of the most delightful social
functions of many months in Edge
field was the seven o'clock dinner giv
en Tuesday evening by Mr. Paul Cog
burn, to which he invited a score of
his friends. In spite of the lowering
clouds over head and the slush and
mud under foot, making travel by
auto, even a la Ford, uncertain and
I unsatisfactory, all of the guests were
present. Soon after all arrived they
wera ushered into the dining room,
where the long, beautifully appoint
ed table, radiant with cut glass.?sil
ver*and vases of flowers, presented a
lovely scene. An elaborate menu was
served in courses, the number of the
courses and the pleasant conversa
tion, interspersed with wit and re
partee, caused the guests to linger
about the festive board an unusual
length of time. From the room of
feasting they were invited back.into
the parlor, where the" Victrola gave
added charm to the evening, contrib
uting the full benefit of its large and
varied repertoire. Here under the
spell of the Victrola's best time seem
ed to turn backward in its flight,
making all of the belles and beaux
sixteeners again. All of their child
hood games, carrying some of them
back many years and others not so
many, were engaged in. Even the se
date and dignified fell in line with
the gay and less grave. The delight
ful occasion will be a source of pleas
ant memories to all of the guests who
were as follows
Misses June Rainsford, Mamie
Dunovant, Pearl Padgett, Virginia
Addison, Ruth Lyon, Ruth Tompkins,
Annie Wilson, Ruth DeLoach, Gladys
Padgett, Sophie Mims, Sadie Mims
and Messrs.. Charlie Brooks, H. M.
Reynolds, George Adams, Claude
Lyon, M. D. Lyon, Walter Cantelou,
T. B. Greneker and Dr. A .R. Nich
..The U. a C. Avili-hold^t|HH|
Nicholson on ' Tuesday-.' afternoon,'
February 8 at 3:30 o'clock at which
time all members are urged to pay
Mrs. J. M. WRIGHT,
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of trying to
thank our relatives and friends who
have been so thoughtful and kind to
us during all our trouble. Wish that
each one could know just how grate
ful we feel toward them. Words fail
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. BARLING.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will apply to the Secretary
of State of South Carolina for in
corporation as Ridge Gas and Oil Co.,
for distributing petroleum and its,
products, with a capital stock of
three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars
to be divided into thirty equal shares.
The principal place of business to be
at Johnston, S. C.
(L. S.) S. E. ASBELL.
(L. S.) L. S. MAXWELL.
If you want your garden plowed
phone 95. Fifty cents per hour. Can
also have your hauling done. 1
S. B. NICHOLSON.
New Grocery Store
We will open this week a fresh
stock of Fancy and Heavy Groceries
in the store recently occupied by Mr.
Israel Mukashy. Everything will be
fresh and of the best quality. We will
hold our expenses down to a mini
mum and will sell for cash, which will
enable us to make very close prices.
We will conduct our store in the
modern way, that of Cash and Carry.
By making no deliveries we can sell
cheaper than if we had the expense
of truck or dray and drivel*. All we'
ask is that you give us a trial.
We will be open for business by
Saturday., February 5.
Edgefield Grocery Company,
R. H. Parks, Manager.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To get the genuine, call for full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature ol
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
"ousli and headache, and works off cold. 25c
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Dixie Highway Hotel Guests
the Past Week.
E. G. Parker, Clemson College; J.
L. Mims, T. H. Wall, Steve Servetos,
City; J. M. Triplett, W. W. Carter,
Columbia; S. G. Page, Aiken; Chas.
IA. Moran, Charleston; J. P. Davis,
Columbia; E. V. Swearingen, Augus
ta; Geo. W. Adams, City.
H. F. Herring, Chero-Cola Co.; J.
L. Minis, Thos. H. Wall, City; P. G.
Horne, D. F. Kahn, Augusta; G. W.
Adams, L. S. Kernaghan, Steve Ser
vetos, City; C. S. Minor, Anderson;
P. P. Bethen, Branchville; J. W.
Hunt, P. G. Moore, J. S. Perry, Co
lumbia; W. C. Thompson, Augusta;
Duncan Mac Dougald, St. Louis, Mo.;
W. W. Hilton, City; R. F. Poe, W. C.
Wells, Greenwood; W. G. Winston,
St. Louis; Joe Panantha, Atlanta.
J. H. Shirley, Columbia; N. G. Da
vis, Aiken; H. H. Anderson, Bir
mingham, Ala.; E. M. McCowan,
North Augusta; A. Palmer, New
York; S. Edwards, A. L. Vann, J. I.
Rouke, W. M. Garmany, W. 0. Gresh
am, H. B. Lusby, Atlanta; L. S. Ker
Thos. H. Wall, L. C. Warren, J. E.
Hart, Jr., R. H. Norris, N. L. Dunn,
Mrs. W. L. Nicholson, City; M. B.
Sanders, Greenwood; E. M. McCown,
North Augusat; H. C. Mickel, Ga.;
B. F. Gaines, Gainesville, Fla; I. B.
J. E. Hart, Jr., Rainsford Cante
lou, Gladys Padgett, City; J. L. Hol
W. B. Morgan, Edgefield; Ruth
Paul, Edgefield, T. G. McDonald,
N. Stringfellow, Charleston; Thos.
H. Wall, E. G. Strother, T. D. Bar
ker, City; Wm. Kerr, Atlanta; C. E.
Brown, Bell Tel. Co.; R. C. Jones,
Petersburg, Va.; R. C. Sturkey,
Grenwood; S. D. Patrick, and son,
Greenville; B. L. Harrison, Trenton;
A. B. Beard, Albany, Ga.; W. B. Jop
ing, M. G. Tobie, Augusta; J. D.
Bookter, C. B. Aycock, Columbia;
H. S. Burnett, Augusta.
J. 0. Chambers, A. G. Vinning, F.
Planning to. Have Any
'AP ER IN G
me this spring, or near future? If
ci let us show you the celebrated
[avis Line of Wall Paper
s you may need. We have in stock
you have to do is to mix with hot
If you' have a brush that you want
d hard paint let us get you a can of
ish good as new. Why bother with
hall door and bath room windows,
iper and have stain glass effect. It
M. Holcombe, Atlanta; Chas. B.
Parks, Jr., Raleigh, N. C.; L. W. Zal
ler; W. N. Sheridan, Jr., J. B. Der
rick, Augusta; J H. Courtney, Tren
ton; R. L. Kennon, Lee Clark, Frank
Brennecke, A. LT Laughridge, Colum
bia; J. L. Holston, City; R. F. Roe,
R. L. Cook, Greenwood; P. E. Wolff,
Stf Louis; Noah French, Jacksonville,
Fla.; Jos. B. Wylie, Chester.
A Good Medicine For the Grip..
George W. Waitt, South Gardiner,.
Me., relates his experience with the
grip. "I had the worst cough, cold
and grip and had taken a lot of
trash of no account. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is the only thing that
has done me any good whatever. I
have used one bottle of is and the
cold and grip have left me."
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FOUNTAIN PENS * * -
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We have the best Smokers' Supplies, and our Soda.
Fountain Service is UNEXCELLED anywhere
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ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and
Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Patch Horse Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
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See our representative, C. E. May.