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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins ' ; in
Charlotte on business.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb and Miss Sue
Sloan of Johnston spent Saturday j
in Edgefield as guests of Mr. and j
Mrs. W. P. Calhoun.
Farmer Wallace Tompkins who
won the first prize in the corn con
test last year has another acre this
year and the fellow who beats him
will get the largest nugget of gold.
The Advertiser has been request
ed to announce that a called meet
ing of the Edgefield Hussars will be
held at Lanham Spring Saturday,
the 8th of June. Dinner will be j
served to the members.
Our friend Mack Deal who is one
ofthebest farmers in -rthe county
said a?few days ago: "lean not
plant till I cut my wheat off the \
land but put me down for the corn
I can hereafter be found at the
oflice of Thurmond & Nicholson,
having moved my office from the
room over the Bank of Edgefield.
O. B. Anderson.
Miss Lillian Smith has returned
home from her school at Sylvania,
-Ga., having had charge for this ses
sion of the Tth and 8th grades in
the graded school of that place.
FOR SALE-Two (2) fine cows.
J. R. Strother.
"We can sell you a shape in Milan
or any other kind, the same thing
that you pay elsewhere from $2.50
to $3.50 at $1.25 as we have just
received about 200 of the nicest
shapes, and we have bought them
less than half of the regular price.
Colored muslin, lawn and dimity
and wash silks assortment unbroken
as yet at
Miss Jennie Pattison returned
home on Thursday from Elloree
where she has been teaching suc
cessfully for this session, and has
been unanimously re-elected for the
Piazza Chairs should be given
coat of Campbell's Green Varnish
Stain. It produces a very handsome
effect that adds to the attractive
ness of your front porch or summer
house. Anyone can apply this stain.
Dries hard and stays hard. Color
card on application to W E Lynch
President F. N. K. Bailey left
Edgefield on Friday morning for
Greenville for a few days/Mrs.
Bailey having been in the Moun
tain City for several weeks past.
Capt. R. B. Cain has gone to his |
home in Sumter, Major Lyon to Ab
beville, and Capt. Curry to his home J
Miss Minnie Dicks left Edgefield
on Wednesday for Aiken where she
expected to spend about ten days
before going to her home in Chat
tanooga, Tenn., for the summer. It
is a great pleasure to all the patrons
of the graded school to learn that j
Miss Dicks will return to Edgefield
again next session as principal of \
the graded school.
Edgefield was sorry to learn that
Dr. W. S. Dorset had decided to
leave the Johnston Baptist church,
and remove in the near future to
another state becoming pastor of
the First Baptist church of Wash- \
ington, Ga. His departure will be
regretted throughout our entire
county, where he has preached |
on special occasions and in revivals,
as well as in his own church at j
Miss Sophie Abney's school at |
Beaver Dam Mills closed last week,
after a very successful year, and at \
its close she had planned for a pic
nic for the children. This was ar
ranged as planned, and Edgewood
was the scene of a most delightful
recreation for the little folks on
Friday the 17th. Miss Abney not
only is thorough and painstaking
in each day's work, bat loves to give
pleasure to those ander her super
vision, and knows how to plan, and
execute her ideas to perfection.
Special prices for men's and boys j
snits this week. Give ns a trial. I
Rev. E. C. Bailey and two boys
returned last Saturday from the
City by the Sea and islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wates are
visiting Mrs. Wates' sister Mrs. A.
V. Bus8ey in Modoc. c
Mrs. George Dorn and little Ruby
Dorn spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Wates.
The Advertiser is sending out
some first-class work these hot
days. Send us your orders for job
printing of all kinds.
Mrs. Mary Thurmond left Edge
field last week to spend some time
with Mrs. P. B. Whatley and other
relatives in and around Clark's
Mahogany, walnut and oak bed
room suits from #18 up to $175.
Ramsey & Jones.
Miss Jeanie Sirakins went imme
diately after commencement to
Greenwood where she is visiting
her cousin Miss Virginia Simkins,
and her little friend Miss Annie
Mrs. John R. Tompkins and the
children will leave Edgefield this
week for Henderson, N. C., where
they will remain for several weeks,
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. B. Harris.
Large stock of wagon and buggy
harness, also parts of harness. See
our saddles, bridles and blankets
Ramsey & Jones.
Misses Maud Rives and Edwar-1
dina Blalock left yesterday to at-1
tend the commencement of the j
Greenville Female college. Miss
Edwardina will visit relatives and
friends in Williamston and Spar
tanburg before returning to Edge
Mrs. J. Maner Lawton will leave
Edgefield on Saturday, accompa
nied by Miss "Sophie Abney, for
Greenville where they will spend
the summer, and give the little
folks the benefit of tLe breezes in
the mount^i city.
Colliers comes foivh this week
with another candidate for supervi
sor of registration, in the person of
Mr. E. M. Holmes. He has many
friends and a large family connec
tion who will give him loyal sup
Large assortment of trunks, bags,
suit cases, etc, at reasonable prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Mr. George B. Harris, accompa
nied by his little son, is spending
this week in Edgefield with his
daughters, Mesdames John R.
Tompkins and W. C. Lynch. He
made the trip from Henderson in
his large touring car.
The Edgefield chapter U. D. C.
will meet next Tuesday afternoon
at 5 o'clock at the residence of
Mrs. Bettis Can tel ou. All members
are urged to be present, as it is the
time for annual election of offi
cers, and also matters of business
will be attended to.
Mr. J. W. Bailey is a candidate
for re-election as magistrate of the
6th district. Through the experi
ence of the past two years of ser
vice, Mr. Bailey is better equipped
than heretofore for his duties, and
if elected will put forth every
effort to dispense justice evenly.
Full supply of Glenn Springs and
Harris Lithia wau rs.
Penn <fe Holstein.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries returned on
Wednesday last from the Southern
Baptist Convention in Oklahoma
City, and expressed himself as high
ly pleased with the convention in
every way. Dr. Jeffries is secretary
of the board of trustees of the
Louisville Theological Seminary,
and has not been absent from a
session of the convention in thirty
one years. A very interesting ac
count of part of the proceeding was
given at the prayer meeting on
Wednesday evening, and a more
detailtd account at the Sunday
Ladies' writing desks in mahoga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mission effect. Open and roller
top office desks and office chairs.
Ramsey & Jones.
Large shipment of ice tea glass
es, jelly tumblers arid fruit jar rub
Penn & Holstein.
We are in receipt of a very artis
tic invitation to the Greenville Fe
male College commencement which
takes place June 1-6. The invitation
was sent by Miss Marion Blalock,
a graduate of the class of 1912 in
the B. L. degree. Dr. C. E. Burts
will deliver the annual sermon be
fore the students of Furman Uni
versity and the G. F. C.
Miss Kel lah Fair has gone to
Beech Island to visit her brother
Mr. Warren Fair.
Everything in the undertaking
line from the cheap poplar coffin to
the finest metalic case.
Ram s ey & Jones.
Messrs. Penn & Holstein an
nounce that they are ready for the
June weddings with a large stock
of cut glass and sterling silver at
factory prices. Their business locals
this week will interest you.
Every member of the Methodist
church is requested to be present
Sunday at ll o'clock. After a short
sermon the Lord's supper will be
eaten. Others also cordially invited.
Rev. P. B. Lanham attended the
meeting of the Southern Baptist
Convention in Oklahoma City last
week, paying a visit to relatives in
Texas en route.
Misses Emily and Lillie Adams
reached home from Chicora college
several days ago to spend their sum
Mr. Charlie Roper who is taking
a special course at the South Caro
lina University was chosen Eas one
of the artists for The Carolinian.
This was a well deserved compli
ment to this talented Edgefield boy.
Corylops?8 Talcum powder for
10 cents. No better made.
Penn & Holstein.
Read the business locals of Mes
srs. Ramsey & Jones in this issue.
They are large purchasers and can
make prices just as low as any city
dealers. All of their goods are
3trictly first-class and thoroughly
Dr. J. G. Tompkins, accompa
nied by Misses Emily and Marjorie
Tompkins, left Edgefield on Satur
day for YVashington, D. C. Miss
Emily will remain throughout the
commencement exercises of the
Georgetown Visitation Convent,
being accompanied? home by Miss
Alleen Smith in about ten days.
Full stock of matting and mat
ting art squares, all new and up-to
date patterns. Full stock of rugs
and art squares.
Ramsey & Jones.
In the Presbyterian church here
next Sunday norning at ll o'clock
the Rev. W. H. Hamilton of Nine
ty Six, S. C., will preach and con
duct the installation sei /ice, which
is required when a pastor is called
to take charge of a field. Also this
service will be conducted at Tren
ton at 8:30 by Mr. Hamilton- The
Johnston church will have repre
sentatives at the Trenton service.
Large shipment of cut glass, ster
ling silver and jewelry by express.
Sterling silver in sets or single
pieces for weddings. Beautiful plush
boxes for each piece.
Ramsey & Jones.
Large stock of wire screen doors
and windows just received.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Men's silk sox the best yet at 25c
and 50c at
$25.00 np Suits made to order of
fine woolens, made with snap and
style to please you. F. G. Mertins.
Boys knickerbocker pants at re
duced prices in new spring goods at
Just received a new stock of ster
ling silver and cut glass at factory
prices. New and rich designs.
Penn & Holstein.
Does Farming Pay?
Yes, farming pays a larger divi
dend than any other business. Of
course, this takes in stock raising,
poultry business, nursery and dairy
It may not pay in dollars and
cents like speculation, manufactur
ing and dealings in stocks and fu
tures. But it pays in ease of mind,
in health, in morals and in raising
children to work, and to be good
citizens. Farmers ?o not know how
many restless nights people who en
gage in other vocations and business
have to endure. They do not know
how many temptations other people
have and how hard it is to raise
children where all kinds of dissipa
tions run riots at nights. So far
mers, stick to the farm. Don't move
to mills and to town, especially if
you have a farm, have children and
can work it.
If you can rent a farm, do it. It
may not pay you as much money,
but your bank account in health,
happiness, for time and for eternity,
will over-balance any money con
sideration you may be capable of
Farm Demonstration Age
Sends Another Interesting
Mr. Geo. B. Reynolds and 1
writer left Johnston at half p:
three in the afternoon for Me
wether hall. In passing down t
old plank road we saw all kinds
crop conditions from good stan
chopped and worked out, cott
and corn, to land simply run off
rows and no other preparation. T
grain, wheat and oats, we fou
varying from very poor to ve
At half past seven we reach
the home of Mr. J. S. Reynoh
Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds a
comfortably and happily situ?t
and made us feel very much
home. Mr. Reynolds is in t
dairy business and his herd of Je
sey cows is an evidence of the pri
that he gets for his butter.
We left early next morning f
Meriwether hall, the meeting pla
of the Meriwether Farmer's Clu
one of the best farmer's clubs in tl
state, this fact being evidenced 1
the great number of prizes carra
off each year from the Georgia ar
Carolina fairs; but one should n
marvel at the success of these pe
pie when you know the kind <
people that live in this sectioi
With few exceptions they are tl
posterity of some of the greate
people that ever lived in the stat
Among them are the Reynolds,Ha
leys, Reeces, Towns, Cheatham
McKies, Mathises. Bunches, D
Laughters, Adams, Hudsons, Wi
Hams, Scots, Mealings, Gardner
Briggs, Stevens, and Shaws.
Col. J. C. Shaw has three ver
interesting boys, Leslie aged 1'
Lewis Christie ll and Milburn Bu
1er 6. These boys are as refined i
their manners as girls. We wei
told that their love for and skill i
music is wonderful and their inte
lect is remarkable, being able t
comprehend and digest with eas(
propositions that would puzzl
grown people. When we met Co
Shaw and Le?is Christie, the sec
ond boy, our sympathy went out t
the unfortunate little fellow and hi
two blind brothers, but after talk
ing to the little fellow we founi
that our feelings were neither es
pected nor desired, for God make
no errors. What these boys hav
missed in their physical vision i
overwhelmingly gained in broadnes
of their souls.
We found in this section tw<
gentlemen raised in the upper par
of the county-Messrs. John V
and Henry Cooper. These gentle
men have cast their lot among th<
Meriwether people and are appre
ciated for their good citizenshij.
and knowledge of agriculture.
At near twelve o'clock the clu!
was called to order by president
Harley and after the routine anc
annual election of ofiicers we wen
called on to speak of our work af
demonstration agent. At about
half past one a barbecue dinner wai
served which was up to the record
that these hospitable people bear.
As above stated, the people ol
this community are descendants of
true South Carolinians with possi
sibly one exception, Mr. Philip
Markert. Mr. Markert is a German
by birth and his deportment among
the people of his adopted state ia
such that they esteem him for hie
business qualifications as well as his
usefulness as a Christian, he being
one of the main pillars of Dothan.
It was not our privilege to meet
many of the good women who came
with their husbands and sweethearts
to this quarterly function of the
club. There were however, three
that we were fortunate enough to
be introduced to. We have heard
many pleasant things about Mrs.
John V. Cooper, Mrs. Henry Coop
er and Miss Mary Mealing.
After bidding many good bye we
turned our faces toward home and
wrote upon the tablet ^of our mem
ory a pleasant and profitable visit;
forgetting for the moment that
every sweet must have its bitter.
While these people own a good
grade of soil, live in good houses,
go in good style and have enough
to make life pleasant, yet they have
been badly treated by the powers
that be as well as citizens ef other
sections of the county and state in
being denied the privilege of a new
county. From what we can learn
regarding the new county, these
people are victims of political
schemes and tricksters. This is not
the only affliction these people are
suffering from. They have two
railroad grades in a few miles of
them. These roads were originally
called the C. C. C. and Mitchel
from Augusta to some point in the
northwest. It is indeed a hardship
and grievous injustice (that many of
our people are paying taxes on these
old road beds which are no earthly
use to anyone. On the other hand
if they could be put into operation
it would be a blessing to every
community through which they
Mr. G. B. Reynolds and I
reached our homes after 8 o'clock
p. m. both feeling good over our
trip with one exception, viz: our
horse did not understand that we
are from the sticks and could not
appreciate her town antics and fan
cy stepping when we came faceto
face with automobiles. The gen
tleman from whom we hired the
animal assured us she was net any
more afraid of a gasolene splutterer
than she was of a bundle of fodder.
Well now Mr. B. A. Jordan is a
reliable and truthful gentleman and
there is only one solution of our
difference of opinion and that is
that our hired horse took us for
town people. P. N. L.
Johnston, S. C.
Resolutions of Colliers W. M. U.
on the Death of Mrs. C. T.
Whereas God in His infinite wis
dom saw fit to call to a higher life
on the 18tb of April, the sweet
spirit of our dear friend and co
worker, Mrs. C. T. Mathis, we
therefore indite the following reso
1st. That on the promotion to a
higher life of Mrs. Mathis we have
sustained a most serious loss in that
in every relation of life she was
true, faithful and just, "al way s kind,
charitable and helpful to every one.
2nd. That as members of the W.
M. U. society, as members of the
Baptist charch and as citizens of
Colliers, we deplore ber death,
though we look back on her splen
did life with great satis'.action, and
with the earnest desire to emulate
3rd. That we deeply sympathise
with the fcrief stricken husband,
her son and adopted daughter, and
the other dear ones upon whom the
sorrow falls heaviest, and commend
them to our Heavenly Father, who
Joeth all things well; trusting that
the wisdom and virtues of such a
life as that of our beloved friend
and co-worker, may continue to
bear fruit and reproduce itself in
usefulness, and be a help to many
others through time to come.
4th. That copies of these resolu
tions be furnished the family of the
deceased, be published in The Edge
field Advertiser and be inscribed on
the records of our society.
Mrs. J. R. Hammond,
Mrs. J. F. Pardue,
Mrs. W. H. Thurmond,
Mrs. W. 0. Whatley.
Tribute to Little Clarence.
The death angel invaded the
home of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Harri
son, on the 11th of May at half past
eleven o'clock and took from them
little James Clarence Harrison aged
9 months and 3 days. He had been
sick off and on since January but
his name had been ..entered on Ver
non cradle roll as a member of the
Sunday school. He was laid to rest
on the 12th inst, in Vernon ceme
tery, Rev. Foster Speer officiating.
After all that could be done by
Dr. J. H.Selfs skillful treatment
and the many sympathizing friends,
the heavenly Father saw fit to call
him to that happy homo beyond,
and now while their hearts are
lacerated and torn and the dark
clouds of dispair hover around
them, may they say as David did,
"Our child cannot come back to us
but we can go to him.
The home that was once aglow
with happiness and sunshine is now
shrouded in darkness. Another
flower has been plucked from earth
and transplanted to God's Paradise.
The great Father has taken him to
that happy home above where he is
now waiting and watching for dear
ones left behind. A flower that
bloomed and was taken by an angel
hand to add to the beauties of heav
en. God says "Suffer little children
to come unto me, for of such is the
kingdom of heaven. It is hard for
them to understand why their baby
was taken from them but some day
they will. May the great physician
heal their broken heart3 and may
they so live that they will be gath
ered around that great white throne
in heaven where they can meet
their dsar ones and be re-united in
that heaven without end.
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
h la the best medicine ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
Ladies silk hose white, black and
^an. Smith-Marsh Co.
Brighten the interior of your
home by using Alabastine on your
Fresh shipment of Ferry's garden
seed just received at
Let us supply you with seed Irish,
potatoes. We have them direct
from the eastern seed farm, in all
the popular varieties, such as Early
Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobbler etc.
Fresh shipment of Russell's can
dies by express.
Georgia Cane Syrup, fresh from
the South Georgia farms, at
Hats and Caps the largest selec
tion in Augusta. Straw hats $1.00
up. $8.00 Panama's at $4.75. Stet
son and other fine makes $2.25 up.
Caps a full line 22c up. W. G.
Mertins Augusta, Ga.
Boys Suits and pants, also Chil
drens wash suits a full line prices
low: F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Roasted coffees in bulk from 25?
Come to us for onion sets, and
Landreth's celebrated garden seeds
of all kinds. They never fail to
Keep out the disease-spreading
mosquitoes and fi'es by getting your
windows and doors with wire
screens. It will not cost you much.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kornaghan.
I will stand my pedigreed jack at
my home for the spring season.
Weight 1,145 pounds. Julian R'.
Strother. Fee $12*
The American lady corset. Mod
els to fit all figures to. be found at
The Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the Draughon name is not author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Draughon's Big Chain of Colleges,
address Jno. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn.
Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of
confidence. We ask your confidence
in Landreth's seed which have stood
the test for 128 years. We solicit
your orders for garden and flower
seed. You cannot do better than buy
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FINAL
Whereas, A. V. Bussey and R. J.
Parks as executors of gestate ot Dr.
T. E. Jennings have made applica
tion for a final discharge, notice is
given that I will pass on 6 aid ap
plication on June 19, 1912.
W. T. Kinnaird.
May 21, 1912. J. P. E. C., S. C.
Escapes an Awful Fate.
A thousand tongues could not ex
press the gratitude of Mrs. J B
Cox, of Joliet, UL, for her wonder
ful deliverance from an awful fate.
Typhoid pneumonia had left me
with a dreadful cough, she writesv
"Sometimes I had ouch awful cough
ing spells I thought I would_ die. I
could get no help from doctor's
treatment or other medicines till I
used Dr. King's New Discovery.
But I owe my life to this wonder
ful remedy for I scarcely cough at
all now." Quick and safe, its the
most reliable of all throat and lung
medicines. Every bottle guaranteed.
50o and $1.00. Trial bottle free at
Penn ? Holstein's, W E Lynch &