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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, May ll.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Miss Laliah Wyman of Aiken is
;the guest of Mrs. J. H. Nicholson.
Mrs. David Britton of Sumter is
here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Mr. C. J. Ramage of the Saluda
har is among the visitors in Edgefield
Mrs. Ida F. Sheppard has gone to
Blenheim to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. Orlando Sheppard attended a
meeting of the Connie Maxwell Or
phanage in Greenwood Friday.
Mr. nad Mrs. Joe Trif eld of Aiken
are guests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Rubenstein.
. Mr. George B. Harris of Hender
son, N. C., is here visiting his daught
er, Mrs. W. C. Lynch.
Dr. W. E. Gibson of Richmond,
Va., will preach in the Baptist church
. next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Alstock of ( Saluda
- were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Israel
A meeting of the Civic League will
?he held in the room of the public li
brary Monday afternoon aj^ five
Mr. Frank Suber of Union is the
guest bf Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Yonce
this week, being an uncle of Mrs.
A musical comody entitled "The
Microbe of Love" will be given in the
Opera House Friday night under the
auspices of the American Legion. Ad
mission: Adults, 75 cents, children
.50 cents, gallery 50 cents.
Mr. Louis Weiner and Mr. ilarry
'Weiner of Barnwell, Miss Gussie
Polikoff, Misses Dorothy and Mildred
Sorasky, Miss Nellie Polikoff of Aiken
spent Sunday in Edgefield as guests
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ru
. The attention of our readers is di
rected to the following new advertise
ments this week: The Corner Store,
Israel Mukashy, A. J. Day of Tren
ton, Stewart & Kernaghan, Collett
Drug Store, United States Tires,
Yonce & Mooney and R. J. Reynolds
The Standard Oil Company has
purchased an acre of land from Mr.
L. G. Quarks on the railroad beyond
the trestle and will move their stor
age tanks to this site. Mr. Howard
Patterson of Columbia was in Edge
field Monday surveying and making
a blue print of the lot.
Mr. John D. Hughey was among
the visitors in Edgefield Saturday
and his face was wreathed in smiles
because of two things. First, a dear
little girl, Edith Rowena Hughey, left
in his home by the Stork and second,
because of the good roads that now
connect his home with the other parts
of the world, Edgefield included.
Much Tax Uncollected.
County Treasuer J. L. Prince re
ports that he collected up to the
night of April 30, $172,691.65 in
taxes, leaving about $37,000.00 un
collected up to that tim?. Owing to
the financial conditions, many per
sons are finding it difficult to raise
the money with which to pay their
Have You Ever Been Real1
Have you ever been mad, real
"mad? You may think so but you
haven't unless you had a large sweet
potato bed filled with plants ready to
he set out and had five shotes break
out of the lot at night and root the
potato bed bottom side upwards.
That's an experience The Advertiser
man had this morning. Nothing was
said but what was thought is not al
Shoe Repair Shop.
I desire to notify the public thai I
have opened a shoe repair shop in
the front room over the store of Dun
ovant & Co., and solicit their patron
age, guaranteeing all work sent out
to be satisfactory.
M. H. FULLER.
Taxes Should Be Reduced.
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Instead of increasing the tax levy
of the town of Edgefield, an effort
should be made to reduce it. Every
home owner who recently paid taxes
is feeling and groaning under the
levy of last year. On account of the
heavy tax we are already paying,
some people who want to build homes
in Edgefield can hardly afford to do
Mrs. John Calhoun Palmer an
nounces the marriage of her daught
er, Mrs. Harriet Palmer Dobson to
Mr. Charles R. Dobson, of Greens
boro, N. C., Friday, May 6, in New
Mr. and Mrs. Dobson will spend the
next two weeks in New York and
then return to Greensboro, N. C.,
where they will locate permanently.
The English language is indeed a
living language and constantly new
words and expressions are being add
ed to it. For example, the one who
wields the sceptre in The Advertiser
household says she has one hundred
and forty-three chickens plus. Just
how many chicks that means we do
not really know,1 but what we want
is, to see them get large enough for
the flock to become minus one by
one or, preferably, two by two each
Bonds To Be Issued.
Following up the action taken at a
recent meeting of the stockholders of
teh Dixie Highway Hotel Company
authorizing a bond issue of $50,000
on the hotel property in order to li
quidate all outstanding indebtedness
against the company, Tuesday the
board of directors engaged a leading
and reliable firm of Chicago who
deals in securities of that kind to
sell the bondi. Tney feel confident
that wealthy people of the North and
West will invest their money in the j
Attempted Escape From Jail.
Sheriff Swearingen told The Ad
vertiser's representative this morning
that he went up in the jail Monday
and found in the room of Elmer
Hays, the white man accused of
breaking into the stores at Trenton,
a large hole in the-wall, made by re
moving bricks. It was Hays' evident
purpose to make his escape by this
means. The county really needs a
new jail and a new Court House, but
the town and county are both so debt
ridden and bond-ridden and tax-rid
den that no improvements like that
.pan be expected for a generation.
The Masons of Concordia Lodge
No. 50, A. F. M., will entertain their
wives, daughters and sweethearts
with a banquet at the Dixie Highway
Hotel on Friday night, May 20th at
8:30 p. m. Present indications are
that a large number of Masons will
attend the affair.
It is planned to have a few short
talks during the evening. Several
prominent Masons from other parts
of the state have been.invited to at
Persons desiring to attend will
please see any member of the follow
ing committee : J. W. Stewart, James
O. Sheppard, N. M. Jones, James Tim
merman, Jr., and S. B. Nicholson.
Interesting D. A .R. Meeting.
The May meeting of the D. A. R.
met on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs.
Bettis CantelouXat 4 o'clock. This
was one of .the most largely attended
meetings held in some time, and sev
eral visitors were present. Mrs. Ben"
Miller, Regent of the Trenton. D. A.
R., Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. Frank"
Miller, Mrs. Susie Miller and Mrs.
Wallace Wise were present from
Trenton and Mrs. David Briton from
Mrs. F. M. Warren, Jr. presided
over the business session and Mrs.
J. L. Mims over the historical pro- :
gram. An article on the first battle
of the Revolution was read, and Mrs. :
B. E. Nicholson read a paper on :
"South Carolina, a Tree and Inde
The next meeting was announced ;
to be held with Miss Emmie Lanham ;
in 3une, this being the last meeting ?
for the summer. The visitors were ]
cordially welcomed and at the close ?
of the program Mrs. Cantelou,. as
sisted by Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Jr., :
served sliced cream and caramel i
The home was beautifully deco- :
rater in Dorothy Perkins roses and :
Death of Mr. John R.
- John R. Tompkins died at his res
idence, 1020 Henderson street, yes
terday morning at. 4:15 o'clock fol
lowing an illness of several months:
Mr. Tompkins was a native of
Edgefield, the son. of Mr. and Mrs.
John W. Tompkins, and spent the
greater part of his life in Edgefield,
moving to Columbia from Edgefield
in 1917.lHere in Columbia he worked
for a time with the governmennt and
with the Southern railway, until
forced by ill health nearly six months
ago to retire from active business.
Mr. Tompkins, up to the time of his
illness, was actively interested in
fraternal orders, being a member of
the Masons, the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows and the Knights of
Pythias. Mr. Tompkins was also a
faithful and consistent member of
the First Baptist church. A public
spirited citizen, Mr. Tompkins was
well known both in Columbia and
Edgefield, and leaves many friends
in both counties, who regret his
Surviving him are his wife, who,
before her marriage, was Miss Eula-'
lie Harris of Henderson, N. C.; three
children, Miss Anna Elizabeth Tomp
kins, George H. Tompkins and J.
Robert Tompkins, and three sisters,
Mrs. Frank Warren and Mrs. Maggie
T. Hill of Edgefield and Mrs. Ar
thur Dean of Greenwood. Other rel
atives in Columbia and Edgefield al
so survive him.
The funeral will be held at the
residence, 1020 Henderson street, at
3 o'clock this afternoon, the funeral
survices being conducted by the Rev.
T. Claggett Skinner. Interment will
follow in Elmwood cemetery, the
services at the grave being in charge'
of the Masons. Acting as pallbear
ers will be a number of Mr. Tomp
kins' friends from Edgefield.-The j
It is needless to say that the people
of Edgefield were deeply saddened
by the announcement of the death of
Mr. John R. Tompkins which occur
red early Friday morning at his home :
in Columbia. However, the announce
ment was not altogether unexpected
because of the long illness of which
Mr. Tompkins has been a victim. He
was a great sufferer, but received the
closest and most devoted attention
during his long illness.
We was born and reared and pass
ed most of his life in and near Edge
field, being descended from the Al
len and Tompkins families, two old
and honored pioneer families of
Edgefield county. Mr. Tompkins was
an active factor in the community
life before he removed to Columbia
about four years ago. He served the
town of Edgefield one or two terms
as mayor, giving the people a very
business like administration. Mr.
Tompkins was am active member of
the Baptist church while here and
carried his church .letter to Columbia
when he decided to make that city
Mr. Tompkins was an active mem
ber of the Masons, both in Edgefield
and in Columbia, and was also a
member of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows and the Knights of
Pythias. Acting as pall bearers were
a number of Mr. Tompkins' Edgefield
county friends, several of them Ma
sons: N. M. Jones, Paul L. Cogburn,
M. P. Wells, C. E. May, C. A. Griffin
and S. M. Smith.
Surviving him are his wife, who,
before her marriage was Miss Eula
lie Harris of Henderson, N. C.; three
children, Miss Anna Eilzabeth Tomp
kins, George H. Tompkins and J.
Robert Tompkins, and three sisters, '
Mrs. Frank Warren and Mrs. Maggie
T. Hill of Edgefield and Mrs. Arthur
Dean of Greenwood. ,
FOR SALE: Several good milch
cows fresh to pail , half to three
fourths Jersey. Apply to '
T. J. CALLIHAM,
5-l?-2tpd. Modoc, S. C..
Thick Spacing of Cotton.
Clemson College, May 9.-Much
interest is being shawn this season,
says Prof. C. P. Blackwell, xagro
nomist ,in the question of the "spac- '
?rig of cotton for boll weevil condi
tions. Many inquiries are being re- .'
ceived by the agronomy division as
to the best spacing of cotton. Prof. \
Blackwell's answer to such inquiries '.
are that the observation and experi
ment of our agronomists are in har- '
tnony with the experiments from
Mississippi and other states tb the I
?ffect that thick spacing is best.
"We have gotten larger yields 1
from thick spacing, and we believe
that it is quite universally true
throughout the country that thick
spacing is best. We-believe that far
mers generally have not been leav- j
ing their cotton thick enough, and we
have for several years been recom
mending thick spacing of cotton.
The Progressive Farmer states that
eighty-four farmers have written for
publication of their experiences in
spacing cotton. Of these seventy-sev
en have found that thick spacing in
creased their yield, one is still ex
perimenting, one gives his opinion
without experimenting, that thin
spacing is best, and five report better
results with thin spacing. These far
mers who have conducted . experi
ments of this kind have in nearly
all cases gotten best results from
Miss Kate Mims- Is a Real
For the second time in succession
the junior class won first place and
the banner in the annual athletic
meeting of the Greenville Woman's
College, which was held Monday
morning on the campus, and Miss
Kate Mims made the highest individ
ual score. The students and a number
of friends witnessed the contests and
the competition was keen at all
times. The girls made splendid rec
ords in running, jumping and throw
ing and at least college records were
This afternoon the annual May
Day exercises will be held on the
green in front of the college.
In the track meet the Junior class
scored a total of 74% points; the
Freshman class came second with 63
points and the Sophomore finished a
close third with 62%.
Miss Kate Mims, with the highest
individual score, made a total of 49
% points; Miss Rene Joyce came sec
ond with 31 and Miss Frances Moore,
third with 26%. These girls were
awarded block letters.
The results follow:
60-yard dash-IMiss Lucille Wyatt
and Miss Kate Mims tied for first
place. Time 8 1-5 seconds.
Running high jump-Migs Kate
Mims; S feet 10 inches.
Standing broad jump-Miss Kate
Mims'; 7 feet 3 1-2 inches. This broke
the college record of last year by five
Fifty-yard dash-Rene Joyce and
Kate Mims tied; 7 1-5 seconds.
Standing high jump-May Jones,
3 feet 10 inches. This broke the col
lege record of last year.
. Baseball throw-Miss Childers, 120
feet 10 inches.
Basketball throw-Miss! Childers,
59 feet 6 1-4 inches.
Running broad jump-Miss Fran
ces Moorehead 12 feet 7 1-4 inches;
Is the Young Man Safe?
"Is the young man safe?" The heart
Has an age-long ring that brings it
'Tis the nameless dread at the. fath
Ag he sees his son from the home
'Tis the burden of many a mother's
For her boy who wanders she knows
'Tis the harrowing fear that will not
Till it plows in the forehead its fur
"Is the young man safe?" Can he
In a patlv with crime and pitfalls
Can he pass unscathed through the
That are clustered thick in the city's
Can he rest secure when he little
That his seeming friends are his
subtlest foes? ?
"Is the young man safe?" When in
His path is strewn with the wrecks of
Safe? When the State protects the
That gluts it still with the lives of
Safe? When a man for a paltry toll
May set a snare for a fellow soul?
"Is the young man safe?" When our
The "Thou shalt nots" on the slab of
Is the young man safe? Let the
Church ?nd State
Heed D.avid's cry at the city gate;
Let the city guard as its choicest
The young man's vigor and moral ;
God make us wise-for the hour is
When the youth is gone and the man ?
-Record of Christian Work.
WANTED: 2 young hogs weigh
ing 80 to 100 pounds, market price.
A.pply\ at The Advertiser Office.
WE CREDIT YOU
With the good judgment and discrimi
nating taste that will enable you tor recog
nize our house as one of
Fine Quality and
PHONE US YOUR SUMMER WANTS
WE ARE PREPARED
COLLETT DRUG CO.
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus Profits - - - $190,000.00
Total Resources Over ...... $800,000.00
SAFETY AND SERVICE IS WHAT WE
OFFER TO THE PUBLIC
Open your account with ns for the year 1921. Invest your
savings in one of our Interest Bearing Certificates of.
Lock boxes for rent in which to keep your valuable pa
All business matters referred to ns pleasantly and carefully
handled. We Solicit Your Business.
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tiling. Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telphone 1697
Farmers Can Borrow
The Federal Loan Act has been
declared constitutional. The Federal
Land Bank at Columbia will begin
business soon. We have been author
ized by the secretary of the local as
sociation to take applications .from
farmers for loans on real estate. All
farmers who svish to borrow money j
can procure application blanks at our
office. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
Foundry, Machine, Eoi'er
Works and Mill Supply
- , I
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
Grinding Outfits. '
Most of the pain, we suffer is
unnecessary. -Why continue
to endure it-to sacrifice your
youth, beauty, and enjoyment
The combination of simple
harmless medicines found in .
Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pifl?
is especially effective in re
lieving pain without ?ad after
For more than thirty-five
years sufferers from headache,
neuralgia, backache, tooth
ache, sciatica and pains from
other causes have found re
lief by taking these pills.
Why don't you try them?
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST