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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
^Wednesday, March 23.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Miss Nelle Bryan visited Edgefield
on Monday of this week.
Mr. Price Bryan of Greenwood was
a visitor in Edgefield Sunday.
Dr. R. G. Lee is conducting reviv
al services in Whitmire this week.
Mr. Baron Hill of Augusta is
among the visitors ih Edgefield today.
Mr. H. T. Medlock motored to
Edgefield from Greenwood Saturday.
Mrs. Charlie B. Key of Columbia
is here visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Mrs. Ellison Capers bf Columbia is
here visiting her aunt, Mrs. Bettis
Mr. J. Maner Lawton of Savannah
is being very cordially welcomed in
"Edgefield this week.
Mr. Wallace Reel, acting under the
prompting and urging of Cupid, spent
Sunday in Anderson.
Mr. R. E. Johnson of Greenville
visited his cousins, Messrs. L. M. and
S. L. Johnson this week.
Mr. Douglas DePass of Columbia
was a guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Smith Sunday.
Mr. Ralph Willis of Augusta spent
Sunday in Edgefield as a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. P. P, Blalock, Jr.
Mrs. Walter McDonald of Augus
ta spent Sunday here with her moth
er, Mrs. Agatha A. Woodson.
Mrs. W. A. Berrian and Miss
Byrdie McClendon went to Charlotte
Friday and returned Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson of
Johnston were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Johnson early in the week.
Rev. P. P. Blalock will preach in
the Edgefield Presbyterian church
Sunday morning at 11:15 o'clock.
Mrs. Francis Carroll Wheat, of
Charleston, has been the guest this
week of her sister, Mrs. J. S. Byrd.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Williams of
Gilgal .community attended services
at the Baptist church Sunday morn
ing. ' ,
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Webb, Mr.
W. D. Allen and Mr. John W. Hol
land motored to Edgefield from Chap
Mr. George A. Davis and Mr. A. J.
Davis of the Davis Realty Company
of Greenwood were visitors in Edge
Mrs. Harry Strom received the or
dinance of baptism on Sunday even
ing at the Baptist church, Dr. R. G.
The Corner Store is making some
attractive prices in hosiery and ladies'
wear this week for Easter. See what
Mr. Turner says. ^
Mr. William Thurmond came home
from the South Carolina college to
spend a few days on account of the
appearance of smallpox in the stu
Mr. 'Rhae Timmerman and Mr.
-Strom Thurmond came home from
Clemson Friday, having a few days
furlough after completing the mid
Mr. E. J. Minis went to Greenville
Saturday afternoon and spent Sun
day with his daughter, Miss Kate
Mims, who is attending the Green
ville Woman's College.
Mr. A. J. Day, one of Trenton's
leading merchants, is making attrac
tive prices in low shoes. Read what
he says in his advertisement about
his great bargains in shoes.
Mr. W. Prior was a week-end visit
or in Edgefield. He is in the naval
service and is stationed in Charles
ton. While in Edgefield Mr. Prior
seemed to have a penchant for Bun
Mr. Julian Key came over from
Columbia Tuesday to spend some
time in Edgefield. His friends here
are delighted that he has practically
regained his usual health and
Mr. Rubensfein calls attention in
his advertisement to his Easter mil
linery and to special values in silk
dresses and ladies ready to wear
suits for Saturday only. Read what
Attention is directed to the follow
ing new advertisements in this issue:
The Corner Store, Hubenstein, Palm
afesta, Johnston Theatre, Edgefield
Theatre and Edgefield Warehouse
This is spring cleaning time. The
Gold Dust Twins are working over
time inside our homes, why should
not the good work extend to our bus
iness sec+ion that is in such sad need
of a very thorough cleaning?
Sunday school will be held at
Horn's Creek church Sunday after
noon at three o'clock and a confer
ence of the church will be held im
mediately after the Sunday school.
A full attendance of the members is
Mrs. A. A. Wells and Mrs. Carrie
Mays visited Mrs. William Round
tree in Evans, Ga., Thursday and
Friday. Mrs. Rountree was Miss
Lena Lanham, a daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. P. B. Lanham, before her
While in Plum Branch Sunday Mr.
W. H. Harling went out to see the
thirty-five acre field of Fulghum oats
of Dr. J. B. Adams. Mr. Harling says
they are now waist high and are be
ginning to head, presenting a sight
well worth seeing.
Mr. F. A. Vause went to Atlanta
Thursday night and returned Sunday,
making the return trip in his car
which was in Atlanta undergoing re
pairs. Mr. Vause will soon begin his
taxi service betwen Edgefield and
Greenwood, making a round trip
Rev. Maxcie White who is at home
for a season of rest and recuperation
from his missionary labors in South
America, will preach in the Edgefield
Baptist church Sunday morning.
Mr. White is a son of Edgefield coun
ty and will receive a very cordial
greeting from the people here.
Edgefield should be largely repre
sented at the Palmafesta in Colum
bia this week. Wonder if by concert
ed effort ye could not have Edge
field county's beautiful representa
tive, Miss Ruth Tompkins, whose pic
ture occupies a prominent position
in the page group in this issue, chos
en queen of the carnival?
Don't forget April 8th, American
Legion Field Day. We need a real
get-together day for the people of our
grand old county. Let's make this a
gala day and make it possible to have
such an event annually. Tell all your
neighbors to come, come yourself,
bring your picnic basket, hear the
brass band annd good speakers.
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Evans and
George Evans, Jr., motored to Ab
beville last week-end accompanied by
their guest, Judge Frank Gary, who
had been with them during the Court
term. The Edgefield visitors were the
guests of Judge and Mrs. Gary while
in Abbeville and had a most charming
stay. They compliment the civic con
ditions in our historic old sister town
as being very wonderful, speaking
particularly of the great amount of
You are invited to attend a play
given by the Morgan School under
the direction of Miss Lucille Cul
breath, at the home of Mr. T. B. Cul
breath, Friday night, April 1st, at
8 o'clock. No admission fee.
Spray That Orchard.
Right now it the time to spray for
worms and rot in the fruit, let it be
apples, plums or peaches. See Coun
ty Agent Carwile for information in
regard to spraying. Why set out ex
pensive fruit trees and then let the
We are to organize today The
National Edgefield Farm Loan Asso
ciation in connection with The Fed
eral Land Bank. I shall be glad to
file your application for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU.
Edgefield, S. C.
Buncombe Road Impoved.
Under the personal direction of
Mr. Harry Culbreath the main thor
oughfare leading to and through Bun
combe has been put in first-class con
dition. Hereafter if the ditches are
kept open and the streets dragged oc
casionally, which will require but lit
tle time or expense, this much travel
ed street, being a link in the Dixie
Highway, will continue in good order.
FOR SALE: Mexican Fire Bush
(Kochia) plants, 15c per doz., or 2
dozen for 25 cents. Ornamental in
pots or yard.
Mrs. W. W. FLULER,
ltpd. Edgefield, S, C.
League of Women Voters.
The League of Women Voters will
meet Monday afternoon of next
week, March 28th, in the Library, at
four-thirty o'clock. These meetings
are both interesting and instructive,
and a good attendance is urged.
Follies of Nineteen-Twenty-one
It is not necessary to go to Gotham
to see the greatest spectacular pro
duction of the season, for Edgefield
is going to have this delightful at
traction right here, reproduced in all
the charming details of dances and
music by her own Anna Pavlowa,
Miss Ruth Tompkins, and her grace
ful pupils. A rare treat is in store for
the Edgefield public. A detailed pro
gram with date will be published in
next week's issue.
Dr. Lee at Macedonia.
Dr. R. G. Lee addressed the colored
people at Macedonia church on Sun
day afternoon and made a splendid
impression. They had invited him to
be present at this service some time
ago. When he had finished speaking,
they made a contribution which they
gave in appreciation of him, which
will be put into a permanent form,
so that their gift will be always re
membered. They made Dr. Lee prom
ise that he would come again and
speak to them when he returned to
Edgefield at some future time for a
Increase Tobacco Acreage.
Despite the fact that his tobacco
barn was burned last year, offsetting
all and more than the profits, Mr. R.
N. Broadwater told The Advertiser's
representative Monday that he will
plant about seven acres this year. He
also stated that in the "tobacco belt"
of the county about 500 acres will be
planted, which is a considerable in
crease over last year. It is the purpose
of the tobacco growers to build a
saleswarehouse at Johnston this fall,
which is the proper thing to do. To
bacco growers have engaged Mr. E.
M. Williamson to have general super
vision of the tobacco culture this
year. He proved himself last year to
be a very successful grower.
Old Timey Spelling Bee.
The Civic League is arranging an
old fashioned spelling bee to be giv
en in the Court House on Thursday
evening of next week, March the 31st
at 8:30. The admission will be ten
cents for each person and that will
be an investment which will bring
at least 100 per cent of genuine,
wholesome fun. The Greek orchestra,
that talented band of whom Edge
field is so proud, will furnish music.
Refreshing iced lemonade will be
Now, get out the old blue back
speller, brush up on it and come and
join in the fun. Try hard for the first
prize, for it is one of Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn's incomparable Angel Food
Cakes, fit food for real angels.
Cake Sale on Saturday.
The D. A. R. decided at their meet
ing Tuesday that they would have a
cake sale,and these cakes will be
made by some of the best cooks in
Edgefield. Being a good cook is get
ting to be quite a distinction and es
pecially as the statement is made that
the wives of President Harding's cab
inet officers are much more interested
in cooking than society.
There will be a variety of cakes
and candy and it will be sold by the
slice or in larger quantities. If any
one wishes to buy a whole or half
cake for Easter Sunday, leave your
order at the Mitchell & Cantelou
drug store and the cake will be sup
Remember the hour, ll a. m., un
til all the cake is sold.
Meeting of Civic League.
A very intersting meeting of the
Civic League was held Monday af
Mrs. Mamie Tillman was appointed
to represent the League at the State
Federation in Camden.
An old fashioned spelling bee was
planned. The public is invited to at
tend this in large numbers. It will
be held in the Court House on the
evening of Thursday, March 31st.
A prize is offered to the best spell
er. Music will be furnished by the
Greek orchestra. Admission 10 cents.
Miss Max-ie Abney gave an inter
esting account of her visit to the Car
negie Library in Savannah.
The second week in April will be
Clean Up Week. Mrs. J. G. Edwards,
Mrs. A. E. Padgett and Mrs. W. B..
Cogburn are in charge of this.
The following new officers were
elected: President, Mrs. J. G. Hol
land; Vice-president, Mrs. J. G. Ed
wards; Treasurer, Miss Ethel De
Loach, Secretary, Miss Emmie Lan
Beautiful Concrete Walk.
The members of the Methodist
church are proving themselves to be
public spirited and commendably pro
gressive by having a concrete walk
made in front of their valuable lot
on Main street down to the corner in
front of the church. They have acted
wisely and well in making this sub
stantial improvement. The ways lead
ing to worldly and secular places are
made easy and attractive, then why
not the way to our churches be made
easy and attractive?
Decrease in Insurance.
The local insurance agents have re
ceived the revised fire insurance rates
for the town of Edgefield, following
the survey and inspection which was
made about a month ago by insurance
experts. The new rates show a de
crease ranging from 15 to 33 per
cent, owing to the location and class
of risk. This decrease will partly pay
the increased levy made for the pay
ment of interest on the bonds issued
to install the water system. The mod
ern water system plus the fire engine
and organized fire fighters have caus
ed Edgefield to be rated from an in
surance standpoint, as a third-class
town, instead of fourth-class. It
goes without saying though that in
every other respect Edgefield is a
Concerning an Old Edgefield
Mrs. Grace Ennett recently sent
an interesting clipping from a London
paper home in a letter. At one time
the Smyly family, among the earli
est settlers in the county, was quite
large and very prominent, while now
the name is almost extinct in this
section. As the Smylys came original
ly from Ireland, the clipping which
was sent home by a descendant of
the Smyly family, is especially inter
esting at this time. It is as follows:
Major Richard Smyly, the new
City Marshal of London, is both
amused and embarrassed at the in
sistence of the Press that he is an
especially handsome man. His Irish
sense of humor, however, is one of his
He is a member of one of the lead
ing Irish professional families, his un
cles, Sir Philip Smyly and Sir William
Smyly, having been acknowledged
leaders of the medical profession in j
Clemson Club of Edgefield
County Will Meet in April.
We have been asked to give the
information that the recently organi
zed Clemson Club of the county will
hold the proposed banquet about the
middle of April, as this is the earli
est time that Alumni Secretary D. F.
Folger can meet with this club. Mr.
Carwile, Class '16, who is acting as
County Secretary in the absence of
Mr. Sam Hughes, received a letter
last week from Mr. Folger, who asked
that the meeting be arranged for
near the middle of April. Clemson
men will be interested also to learn
that Mr. J. C. Littlejohn, who is Reg
istrar and Assistant to the president,
has written Mr. Carwile that Clemson
College is in a better condition to
day than she has ever been. Mr. Lit
tlejohn further states that Clemson
College is doing more for South Caro
lina today than ever before, and that
the boys at the college seems to be
doing better than ever before. He al
so says that Clemson will have some
football team this fall.
Marriage of Miss Carrie Mas
sengale and Mr. Clifton Hall.
It has been suspected for some
time that Cupid had some plans in
Edgefield concerning the lives of two
popular young people, but their
friends did not know that a consum
mation of these plans would be real
ized so soon. We refer to the mai*
riage of Miss Carrie Massingale and
Mr. Clifton Hall, which occurred
Thursday afternoon, March 10, at the
Baptist parsonage by Dr. R. G. Lee.
The marriage was a quiet one, the
only ones present were Miss Ila
Massingale and Mr. Griffin Hall.
The bride, who is a beautiful and
talented little brunette is the young
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Massingale of Edgefield. The groom
is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
M. Hall of Steadman, S. C. On Satur
day morning Mr. and Mrs. Hall left
for Steadman where they will make
their home. We wish them a long and
WANTED: Men cr women to
take orders among friends and neigh
bors for the genuine guaranteed ho
siery, full line for men, women and
children. Eliminates darning. We
pay 75 cents an hour spare time or
$36.00 a week for full time. Expe
rience unnecessary. Write
International Stocking Mills,
"Tte Daughter ol Dawn"
Celebrated Moving Picture in Six Keels
will be given at v
Johnston Thursday, March 31
Edgefield Friday, April 1
This is the only moving- picture ever staged in which
all of the participants are Indians. In addition to the
"Mutt and Jeff" comedy and a live Co
manche Indian will give a Vaudeville
"The Daughter of Dawn" is a true In
dian love story and has an
Large Stock of |
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
? of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
S you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
? with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
S every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
I A. J. Renkl
I 980 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
WE have adopted this means of informing our pa
trons and the public generally that we have
added a complete line of
Fresh Drugs to our stock
and will resume our pre
We solicit the patronage of the people, promising in
the futur? the same ? .curacy and close personal at
tention to this department that we have always given
in the past.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
YOU TAKE NO CHANCES!
?fl . -Y- Razors are
Qth'jmicUe^ Guaranteed for Life
For Sale by
EDGEFiELD MERCANTILE COMPANY