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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, May 25.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. Ida M. Blount of Grovetown,
Ga., is the guest of Mrs. S. M. Smith.
Mr. W. 0. Cain of Sumter is here
visiting his daughter, Mrs. E. S.
Mrs. R. M. Scurry has returned
from a visit to her parents in Inman,
Mr. Tillman Pinson of Greenwood
was a guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Peak Sunday.
Mrs. Roy Smith of Augusta, is
spending several days with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Scurry.
The Corner Store announces spe
cial prices in its advertisement this
week on all hot weather wearables.
Mr. W. B. Hughey of Columbia
came over and spent the week-end
with his brother, Mr. J. D. Hughey.
.Miss Royal Peak came down from
Greenwood and spent Sunday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Friday of this week marks the
closing of the session of 1920-1921
of the Edgefield graded and high
.Mr. George Hubbard of Augusta
spent Saturday and Sunday in Edge
field with his daughter, Mrs. Warren
Miss Helen Dora who has been
teaching music in Seneca has arrived
to spend the summer vacation at
Rev. Luther B. Bridges and Mr. H.
S. Jenkins are making the Dixie High
way Hotel their headquarters while
Mr. W. P. Yonce, Capt. L. Y.
Moore and Dr. A. H. Corley will go
to Greenville tomorrow to attend a
meeting of the Shriners.
Mrs. Agnes Mace and Miss Emma
Griffin of Marion are here visiting
their brother, Mr. C. A. Griffin, and
aunt, Mrs. Orlando Sheppard.
Amos Moore, Elbert Mundy and
Edgar Padgett returned home yester
day from the Bailey Military Insti
tute for their summer vacation.
The piano recital by the pupils of
Miss Fannie Sheppard will take place
in the school auditorium Friday
night, commencing at <nine o'clock.
Dr. Sam Bridgers of Augusta spent
Monday and Tuesday in Edgefield
with his brother, Rev. Luther B.
Bridgers. Dr. Bridgers is a dentist by
The boll weevils will hold high car
nival in Edgefield county during the
ensuing four months, having already
launched a campaign against the
Supervisor Edmunds has about
completed his role of paymaster,
nearly all of the ninety-odd thousand
dollars from the bond issue being
now in other hands.
Rev. P. P. Blalock motored to
Greenwood yesterday to attend the
Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, be
ing accompanied by Mrs. Blalock and
Mr. P. P. Blalock, Jr.
A great reduction has been made
in automobile tires, as shown by the
prices published in the advertisement
of Fisk tires in this issue. Messrs.
Yonce & Mooney sell Fisk Tires.
Weevils are already attacking
young cotton in such large numbers
that we understand that several
Trenton farmers are considering
plowing it up and planting other
Prof. E. W. Rentz has been em
ployed as superintendent of the
Trenton school for next year. The
trustees and patrons are greatly
pleased with his management of the
The officers of the Baptist Sunday
school are planning to hold their an
nual picnic for the members of the
.school. A committee was appointed
Sunday morning to take the matter
Put the stubble land in peas and
corn. Surely South Carolina will now
grow a sufficiency of food stuffs for
man and beast. Let the Western hay
and grain growers ship their product
WEDDING PRESENTS: See Miss
Eliza Mims' handpainted china be
fore selecting your wedding presents.
Those who had the foresight to
purchase seacoast cabbage plants
early last fall and in mid-winter are
now enjoying pot-liquor in great
The roads are good and gasoline is
some cheaper than it was, so crank
your Ford or auto and come in to
the revival meetings that are being
held. You will find the services in
spiring and helpful. -
Pay more and more attention to
the vegetable garden to the end that
the year-round, in mid-summer as
well as in early spring, it afford
something for the table. A good gar
den is a great help to the family both
physically and financially.
Here and there additional touches
are being made to the Dixie High
way hotel 'that make it more and
more like a city hostelry. Within the
past week linoleum has been laid up
on the lobby floor and upon the hall
floors on the second and third
Interest is daily growing in the re
vival services. The meeting seems to
have gripped the community from the
very outset. All of the stores and
other places of business in Edgefield
have agreed to close for one hour
for the meeting-from eleven to
Mr. H. S. Jenkins makes an excel
lent song leader, the music under his
direction being a strong arm of
Evangelist B ridgers in his two ser
vices, mornings at ll and evenings at
8:15. If you hear Mr. Bridgers and
Mr. Jenkins once you will want to
hear them again.
Will there be a cotton grader at
Edgefield or not next fall? That is a
question which must soon be decided,
and we trust that it will be decided in
the affirmative. After taking an ad
vance step our people should not ret
rograde. Let's keep abreast of the
most progressive markets.
Messrs. Yonce & Mooney published
a business local in the last issue of
The Advertiser which referred to the
price of gasoline as being at 28
cents. These figures should have been
26 cents instead of 28. Read the ad
vertisement in this issue and you will
see it in its corrected form.
It should not be necessary after
having been published so many times,
but let us say again that no commu
nication should be sent to a news
paper for publication without either
being signed'or accompanied by the
name of the writer. The name will
not be published, if such request be
made, but the editor must know who
wrote the article.
Miss Corrie Thomas from Colum
bia spent the week-end at home with
her parents in Trenton. She had as
her guests on Sunday, Misses Margu
rete Smith and Rae Black of Tren
ton, and Mr. Plyler, of Columbia. '
Miss Thomas has been in Columbia
since she finished school last year
in June, having a position as steno
bo?kkeeper for Hammock & Wilson
Friday night the members of Con
cordia Lodge, A. F. M., gave a ban
quet in the beautiful dining room of
the Dixie Highway Hotel and Man
ager Vause added new laurels to his
already enviable reputation in pro
viding a great feast. On this special 1
occasion the members of the lodge .
were privileged to invite their wives,
swefhearts and sisters, as the case ]
may be, which accounted for the con
siderable number of ladies who par- 1
ticipated in the feast. Covers were 1
laid for about eighly-five. In addi- j
tion to the membership of the Mason
ic lodge, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Edger- 1
ton, of Aiken were present as guests :
of honor. At the conclusion of the
feast Mr. J. H. Cantelou, master of 1
the lodge, arose and introduced Mr. 1
Edgerton, district deputy of grand
lodge, who made an appropriate ad- (
Harmony School Closes. 1
Very interesting exercises were .
held in the large auditorium of the
Harmony school building last Thurs- ,
night, the occasion marking the clos- |
ing of the present session. The pro- <
gram was well arranged and carried 1
out zn every detail in a highly cred
itable manner. A picnic was* given for *
the school Friday and a spirited game <
of baseball was a pleasing feature i
of the day. Prof. G. F. Long has clos
ed another year of faithful service
as principal of the Harmony school,
the patrons and pupils having been ]
extremely fortunate in being able to i
secure him year after year for such J
a long time, i
The Bridgers' Tent Meeting.
Rev. Luther B. Bri'dgers arrived in
Edgefield Saturday night and
preached his first sermon of the re
vival services Sunday morning. Mr.
H. S. Jenkins, the song leader, ar
rived Monday and at once took charge
of the singing. Twice each day Mr.
Bridgers has preached earnest, force
ful sermons to steadily increasing
crowds. Already the Methodist church
has proved inadequate in seating
those who desire to attend the ser
vices, but this situation will be re
lieved as soon as the large tent which
was ordered Monday by telephone
from Atlanta arrives. It was shipped
by express out of Atlanta Monday
?ifternoon an dis expected on every
ncoming train. A large committee
selected from all the churches of the
town is waiting to act as minute men
in erecting the tent without a mo
ment's delay. It is very probable
that the tent will be used for to
night's service. We feel confident that
the meeting will prove to be of much
spiritual benefit to the entire commu
nity. While the meeting was project
ed by the Methodists, all of the
churches and all of the people of
Edgefield have been invited to par
ticipate, making it in the fullest
sense a community revival. This in
vitation which was extended by Rev.
G. W. M. Taylor has been accepted^
and representatives from all the
churches, as shown by the personnel
of the committees published in this
issue, are actively at work on the
committees. The people from John
ston, Trenton and the rural commu
nities are invited and urged to at
tend. The weather being favorable,
the roads good and gasoline cheap
er, there is no good reason why this
should not be in every sense a
COUNTY REVIVAL MEETING.
Let's make it so.
Later: Tte tent has arrived and will
be ready for tonight's service.
Committees For the Bridgers'
i Tent Meeting.
Executive : L. S. Kernaghan, W. C.
Lynch, R. C. Padgett, J. H. Cante
Finance: B. B. Jones, W. W.
Adams, S. McGowan Simkins, S. B.
Nicholson, S. M. Smith, F. F. Rains
ford, T. H. Rainsford, E. E. Padgett,
E. J. Mims, W. A. Strom.
Tent: W. M. Harling, David Stroth:
er, Dr. B. F. Jones, T. D. Barker, J.
G. Alford, D. L. Stalcup, D. J.
Grone, W. E. Boykin, W. 0. Posey,
W. P. Yonce, Otis Weathers, J. M.
Paul, W. S. G. Heath, Claude Lyon.
Music: Miss Sadie Mims, Miss
Elizabeth Rainsford, M. B. Tucker,
Mrs. Tillman, Mrs. Dunovant, Mrs.
N. G. Evans, L. W. Cheatham, Mrs.
Ushers : J. W. Stewart, T. B. Gren
eker, W. P. Gordon, Edgar Strother,
Allen Edwards, Robert Taylor, C. A.
Griffin, M. P. Wells, Jr., N. G. Ev
ans, Jr., T. A. Hightower, William
Strom, Henry Hare, J. D. Kemp, Mil
ton Parker Jr., W. M. Mooney.
All chairmen of the Church Boards
are members of the Executive Com
The Money Question.
Some people do not understand
the money question. You will hear
raen complaining of the hard times
;hese days, saying that it is hard to
nake the two ends meet.
But it was only a year ago that
ve had plenty of money in this coun
ty, and then they complained too.
Their complaint then was that they
lad plenty of money, but it would
'not go anywhere." Men who are
low working for ?two and a half or
;hree dollars a day, then worked for
seven and eight dollars per day.
They spent more while they made
nore, but were they better off than
;hey are today?
The truth is that it is not how
nuch, nor how little money a man
iiakes, but the use of it that counts.
The man who saves a little of his
iaily earnings whether he works for
ow wages or high wages is the man
who is not in want, and who does
lot go about the streets complaining
ilways of hard times. He prepares for
The man who having the ability to
ivork in good times ,who either fails
to work and make the most of the
opportunities which come to him, or
who working fails to save a little of
lis earnings for the rainy day will
lever understand the money ques
:ion. It was not made for him to un
derstand.-Abbeville Press and San
When you have your Ford car re
paired never let any other parts, ex
cept the genuine Ford parts, be used,
[t means a saving of both worry and
noney. We use nothing else but the
genuine Ford pats in reuairs.
' YONCE & MOONEY.
A Statement From Mr. Gordon
I desire to make a statement to
the farmers of Edg?field county, hoth
those whom I have assisted in mar
keting and grading their cotton,
and to all those who have intended to
have their cotton graded when they
are ready to sell.
. First, I desire to express to the far
mers of this county my appreciation
of the cooperation which they have
given me. I realize and so do the good
farmers that this has been a very
hard year on this work, but I feel
sure each and every cotton producer
in this county has had the opportuni
ty of seeing cotton grading work
tried out under the most adverse cir
cumstances, and from the reports
that have come to me from time to
time, they have each and every one
been profited by having their cotton
classed before offering for sale.
Every-intellig .it person on earth,
I am sure, will agree that the farmers
should know before he offers a bale
of cotton for sale what it is worth to
him as its owner, and when I see any
man who does not want to see the far
mer enlightened, I can't do anything
but have pity on that man for not
having brotherly love in his heart.
The market here in Edgefield has
been on an equal to the best markets
in the state, while the offerings
ranged around 'normal. During the
early fall months Edgefield held first
place for .over two months in the
state of South Carolina. I am proud
of this as we are enabled to pull cot
ton from nearby markets here and
numbers of bales were received from
adjoining counties, graded and mar
keted here. I trust the business men
of Edgefield appreciate cotton dem
onstration work and will blend their
efforts together with the leading far
mers of this county and continue this
work here for years to come.
It is the truth, that where a cot
ton grader has b?en kept on the mar
ket that it always led he markets of
that county. The writer was sent by
the Bureau of Markets to Tarboro,
N. C., in 1918 and during the season
from September 1st to January 1st,
thirteen thousand eight hundred (13,
800)* bales were'graded, about fifty
per cent of the cotton in that coun
ty, and each season since that time
the official grader has increased the
number of bales graded and the mar
ket has become stronger, and if the
farmers and business men of this
county will continue the work which
has been started here, and . keep ex
panding by adding a seller, I see no
reason why Edgefield could not be
kept first and foremost* in the state.
I desire to state further for the in
formation of those who might think
I am writing this in my own interest,
that I am requesting action in this
matter for the farmers' future wel
fare as I do not hesitate to say it is
a great work and I would hate to hear
of Edgefield abandoning it. I have
been stationed at other places and the
work has been continued, and if it
should fall down here now, I would
feel like may be that I had not done
my full duty. I have been offered a
position in the same line in another
state, and am considering accepting
same, but I trust that you farmers
and business men will not allow the
work which has been started in a
progressive direction to stop.
W. P. GORDON,
New Uses For Rubber.
. Your business man, usually alive ?
to opportunity, sometimes misses one. j
Take the matter of rubber heels. ]
Hardly anyone can plead ignorance <
of the fact that leather heels "cause i
jar" while rubber heels "absorb the j
shock" and "conserve nervous en- j
ergy." That's conceded. But why halt j
with heels? Are nerves jarred, in no i
other way? Many and many a man j
gets up and sits down again, fifty j
times daily, on a hard office chair. Is <
this not harmful to his spinal col- i
umn, to vital nerve centers?Of j
course. Then why not rubber seats j
for trousers? Then there is the mat- (
ter of resting one's elbows on table, \
or lunch counter while eating. Inex- j
cusable habit, but millions do it. Two j
very small pads would absorb the I
shock, and hy contributing to com
fort at meal time, aid digestion. For
emergency nightwear, live rubber
shins would cheat the demon rocking
chair of its victim. And back again ,
to daylight, what a sale there would
be for rubber shoulder blades, to be
slipped into'place when a safe is be
ing lowered so the wearer may lean
against a neighboring building and
look upward without fatigue!-Les
We have two Ford cars for sale.
One stripped runabout and one 1920
touring car with starter. Price very
Reduced Pri?es in Tires
We have made a
Cord and Fabric Cas
ings and Red Inner
HERE ARE A FEW PRICES
30x8? non-skid $16.90
31x4 D on-sk id $23.90
32x4 non-skid $27.90
33x4 non-skid $29.20
84x4 .non-skid $29.75
Better come in whiie we
have! your size
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
I New Chevrolet
Effective May 7th, 1921
Touring Oar. % 645
I Coupe . . . . . . . . 1155
I Light Delivery Wagon . . 645
I All pnces f. o. b. Flint, Michigan
Acme Auto Co.
I EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
TOURIST AND PLEASURE
You should have one'of our "Au
tobeds," comfortable for two people
in five or seven passenger car. ; Re
quires about three to five minutes to
put in place. When rolled up in
waterproof cover 4 feet long by 5
inches in diameter. Sells for $19.50.
Send for circular. '
COLUMBIA SUPPLY COMPANY
823 W. STREET
COLUMBIA, S. C.