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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday? February 23.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mr. J. C. Ramage of Saluda was
among the visitors in Edgefield Thurs
Mr.and Mrs. Ben Rubenstein came
np from Augusta and spent Sunday
Miss Annie Wilson spent the week
end in Greenwood visiting her uncle,
Col. F. N. K. Bailey.
Mr. John W. Holland of Chappell,
is here visiting in the home of his un
- cle, Mr. W. T. Kinnaird.
Mrs. Hal Benian of Augusta spent
several days in Edgefield with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Key.
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach in
tie Presbyterian church at Trenton,
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard and Mr. S.
B. Nicholson are in Charleston at
tending the Masonic Grand Lodge.
Mr. P. W. Gibson of Anderson
spent several days last week in Edge
field as the guest of Mr. George F.
? meeting of the Civic League
will be held in the rooms of the Li
brary Thursday afternoon at four
Mr. W. K. Charles, a prominent
young attorney of the McCormick
bar, spent Friday in Edgefield on
Misses Anna Mae Scurry, Maybel
Reel and Thelma Jackson came home
from their studies in Columbia to
spend the week-end. .
The Odd Fellows will hold a meet
ing Monday night, February 28, and
all memebrs are urged to be present.
Refreshments will be served.
Do not fail to hear the Metropoli
tan Glee Club in the Opera House
Monday night. It will be the best en
tertainment of the kind ever given
in Edgefield. A miscellaneous pro
grom will be given.
The g?and and petit juries are pub
lished in this issue. The spring term
of the Court of General Sessions will
-convene the 7th of March, the first
' Monday, with Hon. F. B. Gary of
Abbeville as presiding judge.
Miss Sarah Lyon and Misses Tot
and Eugenia Branson came home
from Winthrop Saturday to spend
several days. The college gave some
of the girls a short holiday, including
February 22nd, the anniversary of
George Washington's birth.
Mrs. Lillie Garrett and her niece,
Miss Smith, of Athens,-;. Ga., were
guests of Mrs. C. H. Key Friday. Mrs.
Garrett will be pleasantly remember
ed by her Edgefield friends as Miss
lilllie Cheatham, the youngest daugh
ter of Col. and Mrs. O. F. Cheatham.
Miss Sophie Mims and Miss Sadie ]
Mims spent Saturday night and Sun- !
day at Trenton as guests of Mr. and 1
Mrs. P. B. Day, Jr. Sunday afternoon,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Day, 1
they went to Augusta to attend the 1
sacred concert in the Modjeska thea- ]
tre which Sias recently in^alled a
$10,000 pipe organ.
Were it possible to buy at the pre
vailing prices the goods and the *
chattels that are being sold almost
every day on the public square under '
mortgage foreclosure and sell them J
for what they are actually worth, one <
could easily make a small fortune. ?
The buying would be easy, if one had 1
the ready cash, but the selling is an- <
other matter. It's a great pity how- I
ever, that property has to be thus J
I Sold at Public Outcry.
Monday morning the goods and .
chattels on the public square belong- '
ing to the town were sold at public !
outcry. The steel tower and tank 1
were bought by Mr. G. W. Wise of
Trenton for $61, the well shelter was 1
sold to Mr. J. D. Holstein for $5 and 1
the faithful pump was knocked down ''
to Mr. Tillman Bussey for $2. The ;
bricks and iron fence are said to be 1
the property of the members of the j
U. D. C. Everything belonging to the 1
town, except the time-honored well,
was sold, and probably it would have
changed ownership had the town been
able to make delivery to the purchas
er. The old well has served its day .
and generation we?l but is no longer
Bargain Sale Will Continue.
In spite of the muddy roads and
unfavorable weather the opening days
of the sale, Mr. Rubenstein has had
a large crowd at his store daily since
the sale began. He announces this
week that on account of the unfavor
able weather, keeping a number of
his country patrons from attending
this feast of bargains, he will contin
ue the price reduction sale until the
10th of March. The ready cash will
make large purchases at Mr. Ruben
Mr. Dozier Lynch at Home.
Mr. D. A. Lynch arrived from Fort
Stanton, New Mexico, yesterday
morning to spend some time here
with his mother, Mrs. Kate Lynch. He
was accompanied by his brother, Mr.
W. E. Lynch, who went to Fort Stan
ton about ten days ago. The trip to
Edgefield from the far-off southwest"
is a long and tiresome one. They left
Fort Stanton Friday and reached
Edgefield Tuesday, being en route
four days and nights. Mr. Lynch al
ways receives an affectionate wel
come from his friends when he comes
back home for a visit.
Solicitor Callison Here.
Pursuant to his announcement last
week, Solicitor T. C. Callison came
up from Lexington and spent Satur
day in Edgefield conferring with mag
istrates and others concerning the
business that is to be disposed of dur
ing the March term of court. Mr. Cal
lison is keeping faith with the people.
He stated in the campaign last sum
mer that if elected he would visit
each county seat prior to the con
vening of court in order to facilitate
the operations of the court, thereby
effecting a saving ,to the taxpayers.
Mr. Callison is making good.
Man Held For Investigation.
Tuesday afternoon Sheriff Swear
ingen arrested a man who appeared
to be a "tramp" near the home of
Mr. J. R. Cantelou. Traveling as he
was, without any definite object or
purpose, aroused suspicion and he was
placed in jail to await developments.
He evidently hails from Pennsylvania
but refuesed to give the name of his
kith and kin upon the ground that he
did not care to disturb his people. No
charge has been preferred against
the man but he was simply held as a
suspicious character. In these days of
so much deviltry of every sort it is
well to make every possible investi
gation as a precautionary measure.
Mr. Reese Held Up and
Last night about eight o'clock while
Mr. J. W. Reese, Sr., was coming
from Johnston, in his buggy, he was
held up and robbed while letting his
horse stop for water at the branch
this side of the Holland place. There
were two men. One held the bridle
of the horse while the other, who
was armed with a shot gun, ordered
him to give up his money. Mr. Reese
had been out collecting fees for
hunting licenses issued by game war
den and had about $100 on his per
son, which was taken over by the
highwaymen. When Mr. Reese came
in town and related what had hap
pened several persons went to the
scene of the robbery in the hope of
finding a clue but nothing except the
tracks and an empty pocket-book
were there to tell the tale. Nothing up
to this time has been found that
points to the guilty parties.
The Quality Shop.
A new business makes its bow to
the people of Edgefield this week.
The Quality Shop has opened for
Jusiaess in the Turner Annex tootie
rear of The Corner Store. The own
ers and managers are Misses Kate
Samuel and Ruth Lyon. They recent
ly went to market and purchased an
entirely new spring stock of milli
lery and ladies' ready-to-wear goods
md are now open for business. Both
sf these ladies have had considerable
experience in these lines, which will
?nable them to suit the tastes of the
Edgefield ladies. Their new stock is
being enlarged by shipments by al
most every express and they will keep
everything up to the minute in style.
The Quality Shop is being conducted
strictly on a .cash basis, which will
enable the managers to buy; cheaper
and sell cheaper than if conducted on
a credit basis. In their advertisement
this week Misses Samuel and Lyon
invite the ladies to call and inspect
their new spring stock.
Eggs For Hatching.
Wycoff and Barron Strain White
Leghorns. $1.50 per setting.
Mrs. GEO. F. MIMS.
Small Fertilizer Movement.
Just what the reduction will be in
the use of commercial fertilizers will
be this year is a matter of conjecture,
but it is certain that lhere will be a
tremendous falling off in the purchas-/
ing of fertilizers by Edgefield far
mers. Capt. L. Y. lao ore says the re
ceipts thus far at Edgefield are less
than five per cent of what they weffe
this time last season. In December
alone in 1919 Capt. Moore says he
hauled 166 cars of fertilizers into
Edgefield and that up to this time
this season only about 14. cars have
been delivered here, or rather put .in
the Edgefield warehouses. This is due
to two causes: the high price of fer
tilizers and the greatly curtailed pur
chasing power of farmers. Scores and
hundreds who used fertilizers liber
ally last year wilt probably not be
able to purchase a sack for the crop
of 1921, and those who can buy are
loath to place their orders at the
present high prices. The fact is, peo
ple can not afford to pay the prevail
ing prices with the outlook for the
price next fall so gloomy and uncer
tain. Then, too, it will be folly to fer
tilize cotton with high priced fertili
zers for the boll weevil to get fifty
per cent of it or more.
A Lovely Party at Trenton.
The Kill Kare Klub which is striv
ing to build a public library started
the year by giving a party at the
home of the president, Miss Sabe
Miller, on Wednesday evening, Feb
ruary 16. Each member of the club
invited a young man as her guest.
As the members of the party en
tered they were ushered into the par
lors under a bower of hearts. The
parlors were decorated in red and
white jap?nicas, calla lillies and
hearts. % .
When all the guests had assembled,
cards of Cupids and hearts were
drawn for partners and then a salad
course was served.
The tables "for cards were number
ed with large red hearts bearing the
white number in the center. On each
table was a heart shaped basket of
mints and the call bell at head table
was decorated with hearts.
After a spirited game of cards for
about two hours charlotte russe with
cherries and fruit cake was served.
After refreshments had been served
Mr. John Mathis of Augusta rendered
several beautiful selections on the
violin accompanied by Miss Gatlin
at the piano.
As each guest departed a red or a
white jap?nica was drawn. When
"goodnights" were being said the
young men gave fifteen "rah rahs"
for the Kill Kare Klub.
?r. Lee Has Resigned. ?
At a conference of the members of
the Baptist church Sunday morning
held immediately after the morning
service, Dr. R. G. Lee presented his
resignation as pastor of the church
to take effect the first Sunday in
April, his last sermon being preached
on that day. Dr. Lee stated that after
prayerful consideration he has decid
ed that it is his duty to accept the
call to Chester. It is not only a larger
field but it is probable that the Fur
man Fitting School will be establish
ed there, which will give an added op
portunity for increased usefulness.
The entire congregation was deeply
moved by the resignation of Dr. Lee,
as it is generally conceded that the
church has never had a pastor who
was more generally or more genuine
ly beloved. Dr. Lee requested in his
resignation that he be permitted to
have a part in the selection of his
successor, this request being made
not in the spirit of dictation as to
who should follow him, but because
of his abiding love for the people
and interest in the welfare of the
church. Dr. Lee's resignation was re
luctantly accepted,and a committee
consisting of Dr. Lee, Mr. 0. Shep
pard, Mr. B. B. Jones, Mr. D. B. Hol
lingsworth, Mr. W. A. Strom was ap
pointed to suggest a suitable person
to succeed Df. Lee as pastor. It is
the desire of the church to secure a
pastor as soon as possible, so the
work can be taken up and carried for
ward without a break or interrup
All creditors of the estate of J. E.
Huiet, late of said County and State
deceased, will render an account of
their demands, duly attested; and all
debtors will pay amounts due by
them to the undersigned Administra
tors of said estate at their homes
near Trenton, S. C.
B. B. BOUKNIGHT,
J. C. HUIET,
Trenton, S. C., Feb. 21, 1921.
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Rev. J. Q. Adams.
, Ridgeway, Feb. 2L-Ridgeway
was saddened yesterday morning to
learn that the Rev. J. Q. Adams, D.
D., had passed away at 3 o'clock from
an attack of angina pectoris of which
he had been a patient sufferer for
Due to failing health Dr. Adams
had retired from active service in the
ministry of the Baptist church and
for several years had lived most of
the time at the home of his son, R.
W. Adams, in Ridgeway, where, by
his strong personality and Christian
fortitude had made friends of all who
came-in contact with him.
The Rev. Joseph Quincy Adams
was born in Edgefield county, August
7, 1855, the son of Richard Wright
Adams, one of the most influential
citizens of that section of the state.
After the ordinary country school
training such as the times afforded,
Mr. Adams left for Greenville, where
he was graduated in 1876. Later he
was graduated from the Southern
Baptist Theological seminary in
Louisville, Ky., and immediately en
tered upon the active Baptist minis
try at Ebenezer. He served succes
sively at Ebenezer, Rock Hill, Ashe
ville, Wadesboro, Reidville and For
est City, the four latter charges in
North Carolina, and at the South
Main church, Greenwood; Harmony
and Providence church, Gaffney.
During the latter years of his min
istry new .hou^ s of worship were
erected under direction at Char
lotte, Forest ( Grenwood, Har
mony and Fr> i. Dr. Adams
was in the 'stry for more
than 40 years. . e twice married,
his first wife being Miss Mamie B.
Davis of Greenville, who died in 1899
leaving three sons, Dr. J. Q. Adams,
Jr., of Ithaca,. N. Y., professor of
English at Cornell university, Win-!
ston D- Adams of Charlotte, secre
tary and treasurer of the American
Cotton Manufacturers' association,
and Richard W. Adams, cashier of
the Farmers and Merchants Bank of
Ridgeway. The second marriage was
to Miss Leslie Pleasants of Asheville,
who with two sons, Leslie P. Adams
and Lawrence P. Adams, survives.
The funeral will take place at
Wadesboro, N. C., Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock,, the services being in
of the bad roa
er of our frien<
.me to Edgefie
o extend the
) sale, which ^
/birnie the sale
? receiving s;
charg? of the Rev. Livingston John
son, D. D., of Raleigh, N. C., a life
long friend. Dr. Adams was well
known throughout South Carolina
and numbered his friends by the score
in every section of the state.
Dr. Adams was greatly beloved in
his home county of Edgefield. For
many years he would return each
spring or summer and visit his rela
tives in Edgefield and the scenes of
his childhood and youth. He had visit
ed during the past fall his cousin,
Mrs. Susan Daniel in Saluda, and had
hoped to return again and see all of
his relatives, but this reunion must
now take place in the Eternal City
where he has gone and awaits them.
Dr. Adams was an uncle of Dr. Manly
Timmons, but they were nearly the
same age and most devoted from
their cheildhood. ferhaps he will feel
the bereavement along with Mrs.
Daniel and Mrs. Bettie Allen of Sa
luda more than any others, though
there are many others who deplore
Hold your head up. Don't be a
grouch, but smile. Things are not
what they seem.
0 YONCE & MOONEY.
2Sc. Values .
We now carry a complete
You can select your new
not have to wait for them
A. J. DAI
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Notice of Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that on the
29th day of March, A. D., 1921, at
10 o'clock a. m., I will make a final
accounting and settlement on the es
tate of the late Mrs. Amina F. Ouzts,
deceased and at the same time will
apply to the Judge of Probate for
Edgefield county, South Carolina, for
a final discharge as Executor of said
All persons having claims against
said estate will present the same to
the undersigned on or before said
date or be barred, and all persons in
debted to said estate will make pay
ment to me.
A. G. OUZTS.
Executor of the last will of Mrs.
Amina F. Ouzts, deceased.
Edgefield, S. C.,
February 16th, 1921.
J. S. BYRD
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stock of Standard Patterns,
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