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Wednesday, June -8.
Capt. Blocker's Home Burned.
Last Wednesday about eleven
o'clock the home of Capt. J. R.
Blocker, seven miles north of Edge
field on the Ninety Six road, was to
tally destroyed by fire. As Capt.
Blocker was having some cotton re
plantsd in a field about six hundred
yards from his house he happened to
observe a volume of dense smoke
j rising above the roof of his stove
room. He at once rushed for the
house. Mrs. Blocker, Mrs. Emma
Ulocker, Capt. Blocker's aged moth
er, and Miss Emma Blocker were in
$he house arranging for dinner, but j
not until Capt. Blocker reached the
house and gave the alarm did they
3cnow that the roof had caught fire.
He made an effort to extinguish the
-flames but the fire had burned its
way through the roof into the attic,
which made it impossible for one in
dividual to accomplish anything. See
ing that his efforts were futile, he
at once turned his attention to sav
ing the furniture. He observed a col
ored man, Mrs. Blocker and Miss
Emma Blocker rolling the piano out
on the piazza and he went to their
assistance. As the instrument was be- |
5ng carried down the steps it became
unbalanced and in some way fell up
on Mrs. Blocker, injuring her quite
seriously and instead of giving fur
ther attention to removing other fur
niture Mrs. Blocker's very painful
injury made it necessary to give her
attention first .In this way practi
cally nothing except the piano was
saved. Mrs. Emma Blocker had $56
in cash in her purse which she laid
upon a talble in order to same some
pieces of silver, and in the excitement
forgot where she laid her purse and
5t was burned. Capt. Blocker carried
insurance to the amount of $2,000
3>ut his loss was in the neighborhood
of eight or ten thousand dollars. The
friends of Capt. and Mrs. Blocker
sympathize with them deeply in their
heavy loss. Capt Blocker had his home
burned on the same spot about 22
Died in Columbia After Long
Christopher Gadsden Morrall died
in "Columbia yesterday after a long
illness. The remains will be taken to
Edgefield this morning, the funeral
to be held following the arrival of
the train from Columbia about 2
o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Morrall, a native of Barnwell,
- spent many years of his life in Flor
ida where he held a responsible posi
tion with the Atlantic Coast Line rail
way. He had been in failing health |1
for several years and recently made
his home in Columbia. He was a son *
?of the late George W. Morrall^ for i
many years a prominent physician 1
in Barnwell county. He was a nephew 1
of and was named for Christopher 1
'Gadsden of Charleston. A man of
many fine traits of character and with
prominent family connections, he had 11
. a wide circle of friends who join with
the family in mourning his loss.
.iSurviving are his mother, who lives 1
in Edgefield; four sisters, Mrs. S. M. 1
Rice of Lykesland, Mrs. Peter Irwin
of Atlanta, Mrs. Frank Miller of Tren 1
ton, Mrs. Bettis Cantelou of Edge- ?
;field, and one brother, Dr. Sam Mor
trall of Trenton.
.Mr. orrall was never married. He
"rwas 45 years of age.-The State 11
?' Although not altogether unexpect
o'd, yet the announcement of the
.death of Mr. Morrall in Columbia
caused much genuine sorrow in Edge
Ifield. While not generally known here,
?ie was highly esteemed by friends in
Edgefield and Trenton. His body, ac
companied by relatives and friends
from Columbia, arrived at two o'clock
Monday and the interment took place
? in Willow Brook cemetery, his last
resting place being beside the grave
of his sister, Mrs. Kate Black. The
funeral was conducted by Rev. W. S.
Brooke of Johnston.
! Mr. Morrall was in the employment
of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad at
the time his health failed nad he was
very highly esteemed by the officials
of that company. Five conductors
and other officials came up from
?Charleston to attend the funeral of
Mr. Morrall and friends from other
parts of the state also came to Edge
field to attend the funeral. The nu
merous and very beautiful floral trib
utes were silent expressions of love
During his long illness Mr. Mor
rall made a brave fight against the
disease which gradually sapped his
vitality and he also had the best at
tention that science and dp 'oted min
istrations of loved ones could give,
but all were in vain. Death claimed
him after many weary months of suf
fering. The Advertiser extends sin
cere sympathy to the bereaved loved
ones of this widely beloved young
man who was cut down in the prime
of his activities and usefulness.
Missionary Meeting at Antioch.
On Wednesday of last week, a de
lightful gathering of the mission so
cieties of the second division was
held at Antiosh church. Mrs. Prescott
Lyon, president had charge of the
day's exercises and called, the meet
ing to order.
The devotions were led by Mrs.
Carrie Hammond of the Republican
society, the welcome was given by
Mrs. Donald Smith and the response
by Mrs. T. J. Briggs of Hardys. The
societies found themselves at the last
minute without a speaker, and a new
program had to be made. This was
done and with the material at hand,
an all day meeting was held.
After the preliminaries all the re
presentatives were called on to give
some report from their local work
which was encouraging.
A letter was read from Mr. and
Mrs. John Lake in China, and the wo
men were so pleased with it that one
.said it was the most interesting let
ter she had ever heard and we had
to promise to publish it for the bene
fit of those who wanted to have all
their societies get the benefit of it.
Miss Lucille Brurtson read the
story of a Chinese woman and Miss
Elizabeth Brunson gave a sketch of
the field Mr. Lake is working in.
These young ladies have been stu
dents at Summerland College for the
past session and were a great addition
to the meeting, reading with splendid
expression. Miss Elizabeth will be a
great help to Mrs. C. C. Jones in' con
ducting the Sunbeam society at An
tioch while she is at home this sum
mer. - ? n - -
A vocal duet was given by Mrs.
Donald Smith and Miss Mamie Brun
At the recess hour dinner was
served out under the trees. A few
men were present and the blessings
were asked by a young man, Mr.
Fred Adams of Republican church.
The other honor guests were Mr. Pet
tigrew of Antioch and Mr. Joe Ham
mond. One good friend, Mr. Lester
Talbert had provided a water cooler
of ice wate^r in the church before he
left for town where he had a busi
The oid fashioned visitors from
Edgefield who drove a horse, stopped
and found water for the thirsty beast
of burden at the hospitable home of
Mr. Talbert where everything looks
like a model farm, with a hedge
around the yard and beautiful trees
planted right on the roadside in front
af the home. In the yard we observed
some fine thoroughbred chickens and
peaches hanging on the ti*ees almost
ready to eat.
When the program became center
ed on Mr. and Mrs. Lake, what Dr.
Love had said of them was related
:hat no missionaries in that section
lad done as much as these had done
md the question was asked as to how
nany had been baptized by Mr. Lake
vho were present on this occasion.
About six arose.
After the dinner Mrs. Frank West
president of the Antioch society read ,
m article from China and Miss Eu
genia Mims gave a reading on the
mportance of meeting our pledges
;o the 75-MilIion.
Mrs. Briggs conducted the d?vo
uons and Mrs. Donald Smith presid
id af the organ. The subject of mis
?ion study was discussed by the dif
ferent representatives and also the
subject of personal service. A col
lection was taken and put into the
Antioch mission soeiety.
Mrs. J. L. MIMS.
Meeting of American Legion.
Ordinarily it is a rule of the dif
ferent posts throughout the country
to have the regular meetings of the
American Legion on the first Tues
day in each month, in fact this is the
National idea of the time to have
these meetings. But every post has
to be governed by the conditions in
their respective counties. After tak
the matters up with all the members
individually who could be seen it was
decided to postpone the regular meet
ing of our post this month on account
of the fact that a meeting on the
7th of the month would conflict with
the revival which was being conduct
ed at that time in Edgefield. ' /
So the regular meeting has been
postponed and the members of the
post will meet on the second Tues
day of this month, the 14th of June,
which is -next Tuesday. While this
meeting in a sense is to take the place
of our regular meeting,' yet in a
sense it should be designated as a
special meeting, for there are several
important matters to be taken up.
All members are urged to attend so
that we may have our usual good at
tendance of members.
It is of interest to the members of
the post to know thzt during the past
two months we have increased our
membership a hundred per cent from
the number who were in good stand
ing on January 1st.
Judging from the number who
have joined this year, and especially
in the last two months, it seems that
the ?x-service men in the county are
practically all interested, in post
Refreshments will be served at-the
meeting next Tuesday and every
?member is urged to be present. If
there are any ex-service men who
have not joined who would like to do
so, we would be glad to have you at
tend this meeting. As usual the place
will be in the club rooms at 8:15.
CLAUDE T. BURNETT,
Com. Post No 30.
Celebrated 64th Birthday.
For the past several years in cele
brating the anniversary of his birth
day Mr. J. W. Reese has invited a
number of his friends to share the
pleasure of the occasion with him..
Saturday he arranged to give one of
these very enjoyable private barbe
cues on the?64th anniversary of his
birth, and invited a score or more
of his friends to be present.. Soon af
ter the guests arrived a delightful
barbecued dinner was served on a
long table under the trees in his yard.
After divine blessings were invoked
upon the occasion, the host and his
family all partook of the bountiful
feast, which was seasoned to the
king's taste. All lingered for a sea
son of pleasant conversation after
the feast, wishing before they depart
ed many, many yet happy years for
Mr. Reese. ~
College Boys and Girls.
Since the last issue of The Adver
tiser the following college boys and
girls have returned home for tfyeir
summer vacation: Mr. Raymond
Dunovant from the Bingham Military
Edwin Folk, William Folk and
William Thurmond from the South
Strom Thurmond from Clemsons
Miss Edith Ouzts, Miss Kate Mims
and Misses Helen and Fannie Harris,
from the Greenville Woman's Col
William Hollingsworth from Au
burn Technological Institute.
Miss Ouida Pattison, Miss Grace
Lanham and Miss Lois Mims from
Willie McManus from Edisto
Miss Emmie Broadwater, Miss Hel
en Morgan and Misses Margaret and
Emma Blocker from Coker College.
FOR SALE:'A roller-top desk. Ap
ply to Miss Virginia Addison.
One car of Sulphate of Am
monia at $65 per ton.
Terms: Strictly Cash With
A. M. Timmerman.
On the night of October 19th, 1920
the vault of the Bank, of Trenton,
Trenton, S. C., was burglarized and
the following certificates of stock
covering stock owned in the Trenton
Fertilizer Company, was stolen and
the public is warned not to accept any
of these certificates as application has
been made for duplicates:
Certificate No. 2 for 3 share owned
by F. P. and T. P. Salter.
Certificate No. 24 for 3 shares
owned by J. W. Miller.
Certificate No. 25 for 3 shares
owned by J. W. Miller, Executor.
TRENTON FERTILIZER CO.
Trenton,, S. C.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I respectively announce to the pub
lic and to my friends that I am ar
candidate for Cotton Weigher at
Edgefield. If elected I promise you
faithful and efficient service. I so
licit your vote and your support in
attaining this position.
JOHN R. SCURRY.
How To Give Quinine To Children.
PEBRILINE is the trade-mark name elven tc an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas.-,
ant to take and docs not disturb the stomach.
Children take it ?ud never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
c.use nervousness nor rinding: in the head. Try
ft tbe .wxttime you need Quinine for any pur*
yose. Ask for 2-ounce encinal package. The
?me F ii BK LL IN fi is ul o wu i a bottle- 25 cent?
A Chicago foot expert
at our store
Monday and Tuesday, June 20-21
Dr. Sehoirs Toe-Flex Jbr
straightening crooked toes.
Prrce, 75c each
Dr. Scholl's Fixo Com Pias
ters/or sensitive corns. Pricet
15c and 25c a box
Dr. Sehoirs Zin-Ox Corn
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sorest corns and bunions.
Price, 35c a box
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Dr. Scholl's Bunion Reducer
for tender bunions. Price,
Dr. Sehoirs Heel Cushions
for sore, tender heels. Price,
40c a pair
Quick relief for
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Quick and scientific relief for every foot
pain is made possible for you by the foot '
comfort appliances designed by Dr. Wm.,
M. Scholl of Chicago.
And now you are to have the chance,
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these appliances by a Practipedist. This
Practipedist is a foot expert, trained in
Dr. Scholl's methods. He understands
your foot pain, no matter how serious or
of how long st?nding it is. He can show
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This demonstration is absolutely free.
Come in . and find out how you can have
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Don't forget the dates
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$3.50 a pair
THE CORNER STORE
CONTEMPT FOR PROHIBITIOI
BREEDS CONTEMPT FOR
"Contempt for prohibition law
tends to breed contempt for all othe
laws, sand disre'spect and constitute
authority," declares the Minneapoli
Tribune. "That is such a serious thin
in its effect upon the national moral
that it lays upon Congress and th
legislatures the obligation to d
everything they can to overcome th
tendency. It is high time now-afte
a year and a half of war-time am
peace-time prohibition-to get stern
ly down to the business of compellini
the respect and obedience that havi
not been volunteered. No matter wha
the cost, Congress should provid*
the money and the men needed fo:
this compulsion of adherence to i
law with the essential terms of whicl
every man of sound mind is familiar
It lies upon the legislature of everj
state to provide the necessary ma
chinery for its own proper enforce
ment part, if existing instrumentali
ties are insufficient. It lies upon the
federal and state courts to drive home
upon the violators memorable ad
monishments that the power and dig
nity of the United States and of the
state are not to be trifled with. It lies
upon good citizens to cooperate
heartily with accredited authorities
in putting down illegal traffic in in
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 wish to borrow money
can procure application blanks at our
office. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
As the Federal. Land Bank will re
sume the making of loans to farmers,
I wNl receive and file applications for
loans for farmers.
S. McG. SIMKINS.
Barrett & Company
Augusta - - - - - Georgia
Attention Campers jand
You are probably planning
to take a ?camping out trip of
some sort} in which case you
should have a first class new
Wall Tent, as*shown by cut.
Can give you Tent 9 feet 4
inches by ll feet 8 inches of
10 oz. "Demp" material for
$21.50, or 12 oz. "Usamp"
material for $25.50.
COMUMBIA SUPPLY COMPANY
823 West Gervais St. Columbia, S. C."
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Patch Horse Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
JPV See our representative, C. E. May.