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Notice to U. D.C. On accoant of memorial day, the regalar monthly meeting of the U. B. C. chapter will be omitted. Next meeting will be Jane 3rd at the home of Mrs. R. A. Marsh. Stores to Close Early. . We, the undersigned merchants of Edgefield, agree to close oar re spective stores and places of busi ness at 6:45 p. m , Saturdays ex cepted, from the first day of May until the first day of September: L. T. May, Ramsey & Jones, W. W. Adams & Co., W. L Duno vant, Stewart & Kernaghan. H. H. Sanders, Edgefield Mercantile Co., Edgefield Market. Sermon to Odd Fellows. Tlev. P. P. Blalock will preach the annual sermon before the But ler lodge, I. O. O. F., next Sunday morning at the Baptist church. The public is aUo cordhlly invited to hear this special sermon. It is fit ting that Mr. Blalock should be chosen to preach this annual sermon as he is now serving his second term as the highest of ficer in Butler lodge. Will be Absent Several Weeks. Dr. and Mrs. M. D. Jeffries left Monday morning to be away for several weeks Besides attending the Southern Baptist convention in St. Lous next week, they will visit their children in Nashville and John son City, Tenn. Dr. Jeffries has not missed a session of the Baptist con vention in about 35 years. He is secretary of the board of trustees cf the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and attends a meeting of the board which is held in connec tion with the convention. Barbecue in DeVore Grove. EdgehYid has almost a sufficient number ol' traveling men to organ ize a local branch of the T. P. A , these Knights of the Grip number ing now about 12 or 14. By way of appreciation for the business given them, the ti aveling men of Edge field are planning to give a barbe cue in Judge De Yore's grove some time during May in compliment to the local merchants and the country merchants. Printed invitations wiil be issued at thc proper time. This thoughtfulness on the part of the Edgefield trawling men, all of whom are splendid fellows, will be . appreciated by their friends among the loc?l and country merchants. The social feature will be exceed* ingly pleasant. Business ies, as well as the bonds of friendship will be greatly strengthened by the ming ling together of merchants from all sections of the county on this very pleasant occasion. To Superintendents and Sunday School Workers of Edgefield. This is to call your attention to the county convention to be held at Clark's Hill May 13 and 14. and urge all Superintendents and dele gates to attend. This eon ven don is intended to help every school of every denominatiou in the county and it wili be impossible to help your school if it is noe represented I want to especially call your at tention to the Superintendents Con ference, conducted by the State Secretary. You will miss some thing your school may need if you are not there. And then it is to be a two day convention, so we shall have plenty of time and in that time I am sure you will hear something helpful to your school. I want to urge also if you have'nt already sent in your report to send it to me at once so I can make a complete re port to the State office. Sincerely yours, L. G. Watson, County Secretary. Trenton, S. C. Planning For Heavy Canning Season. Mr. J. H. Bu?sey who resides near Red Hill church was in town Thursday and remembered The Ad vertiser by bringing us a generous portion of delicious strawberries. Mr. Bussey hasj made an enviable reputation by canning vegetables and fruit in large quantities. He says the fruit has practically all been killed but he planted more largely of early vegetables than usual. For several years Mr. Bussey's cannery has been supplying the S. C. C. I. with canned fruit and vege tables, tho kind that can withstand the most ligid inspection under the pure food law. He only uses the bent of everything. Some of the other colleges in the state are in commu nication with Mr. Bussey with reference to making a contract for next session. Mr. Bussey has been so well pleased with the cannery which he has been using for che past five years that he has accepted the agency and caa supply them in any size. Attention is called to his advertisement in this issue. Cane Made of Cotton Stalk. Mr. J. M. Prescott was io town several days ago, having brought a walking stick that was made by Mr. Wyatt Holmes. The stick was very unique in that it was made of .i large cotton stalk which gr >w in Mr. Holmes' yard. The handle was carved of walnut and was securely fastened to the end of the cotton stalk, which was so beautifully pol ished and varnished that it resem bled the ordinary cotton stalk but little. Mr. Holmes now resides in West Virginia. Program For Memorial Day, May 10, in the Court House. N. G. Evans, master of ceremon ies. Opening hymn, Sweet By and By, which the audience is re quested to join in singing. Prayer, Kev. J. R. Walker. Recitation, "Jacket of Gray," by Miss Ella Croft, Aiken. Vocal solo, They Sleep on the Field of Battle, by Mrs. Shannon house. Recitation, "Yes They Love us Still in Dixie," by Miss Ruth Tompkins. Addres-8 by Gen. Irvine Walker, of Charleston. Delivery of crosses by Mr. Evans. Collection for Shiloh monument. Hymn, "Shall We Gather at the River." Benediction by Rev. P. P. Bla lock. S. C. C. I. News. The Junior Musical Recital took place last Tuesday afternoon as was announced in last week's 'Adverti ser." It was a profound success and gave the audience a rich treat in high class music. All honor and thanks to the able teachers. Misses Louise Couch, Marcella Gwaltney, Lula Ti?dale and Mrs. J. F. Eutz minger. The first piece rendered at the piano was Rabensteins "Melodie" which was given by Miss Ruth Hawley and Cadet H. T. Joye. The way these two young folks played was a source of great pleasure to the audience. Paehe'a Violin "Barcarole" was played by Misses Lois ( Cain and Myra Morris. This was most ex quisitely given. Following, "Faust" by Gounod was delightfully rendered by Misses Sallie Mims, Leila Bandy and Lot tie Clyburn. The listeners showed their appreciation of the way this piece was played by loud and al most exhaustive cheering. Then the college chorus, compos ed of Mieses Kathryne Campbell, Ruth Hawley, Sylveue Mullikiu laud Bright Richardson, sang a most delightful air called "Pond Lil lies." Miss Lois Cain next played Schmidt'? Violin "Cavatiue" which was immensely enjoyed by ail. The two smallest and youngest members of the Recital, Miss Gene vieve Norris and Roland E Snaggs, then played Bochennil's "Menuet" which was applauded most heartily. These two young memoers did so well 'till they were awarded "unit place" iu the minds of many that ?vere present. M j ra Morris beautifully gavy| Schnecker's Violin "idyl", whicii nhowed with what care bhe had been trained and her natural talent for violin was brought out. And then the last item on the pregram, a song rendered by tile quartet. Tnis time it was "Beauti ful Mooulight" and they sang thic to the best of their ability having been well trained by Miss Tit>dale. The af tei noon was exceedingly well spent by those present. The class declamations and ora tions which will take place Satur day evening, May 17th, will have the following to take part: Freshman Class-Cadets Brant, Edens M. aud Suuggs H. Sophomore Class-Cadets Odom, Owen and Edens J. J unior Class-Cadets. Messrs. Blanchard, the Photo Man of Columbia, was at the col lege 00 Wednesday to take over some pictures of the battalion which proved a failure the tirb time. Dr. M. D. Jeffries of the Baptist church was at the institution last week .;:id gave a splendid talk at chapel 'levotions. We nave it officially that the school ?viii close the 2Uth of this month. Students however will be require.! to stay through all the graduat'ng exercises and entertain ments i) ginning with Thursday the 15th. Misses Wales and Sauls gave their pui'lic expression entertain ment in th'- college auditorium Sat urday Dight. All of the cadets and college girls were present and a good crowd of town folks. Our capable and excellent Orchestra be gan the evening with a selection after which Miss Wates charming ly gave "A Cautious Wooer." Miss Sauls then recited W hilliers "Au gels of Buena Vista" which was most profoundly enjoyed by the audience. Miss Sauls executed this piece with all the skill and tact that characterises her. "Mr. Brown fiad His HairCut," was a splendid comical recitation by Miss Wates who was cheered most heartily, es pecially by the boys, for the manner of her delivery. Miss Sauls' "Her Name was Smith" was most beauti fully said and enjoyed by all. Se lection from Hiawatha" by Miss Wates and the "Telephone Ro mance" by Miss Sauls oarried the house by storm. If all of the first pieces were recited in a most capti vating way these selections greatly excelled all. Ralfe's "The Parting Lovera" by Miss Wates concluded the program and olo3ed this very delightful evening. Arrangements have been made with the Southern Railway for our Encampment. The students are expected to leave Edgefield Friday morning by the first train out and arrive in Greenwood by special nain. The night will be spent there and Saturday evening the ca dets will leave by the last train, ar riving in Edgefield either Saturday night late or Sunday morning early. These are the provisions as were made to us a "few days ago. The trip will cost each cadet |2.50, round trip fare.' We might add that two prizes of $5.00 gold each wili be given in the city of Green wood for proficiency in the Manual of Arms. Rev. E. C- Bailey gave his fare well talk to us at chapel exercises Saturday rriorning. His sermon Sunday was preached especially for the cadets and they showed their appreciaticn for him by attending it in a body. Rev. Bailey spoke well and earnestly to the boy. On Sunday night the Y. M. C. A. was led by E. S. Dunbar. Read ings were rendered by Cadets Heuit and Elam on the "Great Surren der" Special music was provided by part of the faculty and girls of college. Colonel Bailey went to Green wood on Monday on business. A nearly full auditorium witness ed the recital in music given by Miss 8. M. Miller and assisted by Miss Thelma Bailey on Monday night. This was a rare treat which we do not oft^n get in high class music. Both of the young ladies executed their pieces with great skill, admirable aceuracy and dis played the highest talent. Edgefield Gun Club. The latest club or organization in town is the Edgefield Gun Cl^jj^ whi a is composed of 12 of tho foremost marksmen of the commu nity. They meet at the fair ground evjry Friday afternoon and try their lu k. First one and then another leads in the score, according to whether or not they have the tradi tional "rabbit foot" with them. Each member of the club has 25 shots at the clay pigeons that are thrown by a machine. The score last Friday afternoon stood as fol lows: H. ?. Smith 23, B. P. Zim merman 16, S. E. Morgan 13, J. vV. Stewart 24 and J. C. Hughes 16. Interest in tha club is increas ing. There is probably not another town of the size of Edgefield in the .>iate- that has a gun club. Death of Capt. Erasmus S. Mims An the result of a stroke of pa ralysis, causing him to be confined to his bed six weeks, Capt. Erasmus S. Mims died in Augusta last "thurs day. His body was brought to ridgefield and interred in the village cemetery Friday afternoon. The funeral service was held in Augusta it the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Heintz, Friday afternoon, b 'itig conducted by Dr. M. Ashby Jones, pastor of the First Baptist church. C ipt. Miras was a member of this church. (Japt. Mims made a brilliant reo ord as a Confederate aoldier. He was a member of the first company to leave for the front from Edge field county. This was the Edge field Rifles in command of C*pt. Cicero Adams. He was a lieuten ant in this company and was after wards transferred to the 14th Sjuth Carolina regiment and promoted to cap'.aiti of company D as a reward for distinguished bravery. Capt. I Mimt? rendered four years of unin terrupted service, and all of the vet erans who knew him speak in the highest terms of his record. He was not only always ready for a charge but was willing to lead. He never sou?ht the easy places but was ready to go wherever duty called, (.apt. Miras had manv friends thro.ighou; Edgefield county, par ticularly among tho older genera tion. Having speut the past 15 or ?0 yeats in Augusta, the younger iieneration knew but little of him or his true worth as a citizen. He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. George Heiniz, Mrs. Amos Prince and Miss Kate Mims, of Augusta, Mrs. G. H. Livingston of Athens and Mrs. R. W. Timmona of Ashburn, Ga. The C Is pleasi? give a sens? They are individual^ touch. Ea Hats that others equi their place There is a Between a Di The plain ; ribbon and th to a bow. T ful flower gar Be it renier growing larc Chips Hemp Com W. H. IS YOUI The Merehi Are Arra Cn ii FOR THIS D By this system showing how ma witn what degre< The book will sh< the credit stai man, who trades rating the poor n secure a higher i does not. NOW is T: OLD ACCO Good No better buggy made than the Brookway. Have you ever used one? Let us show yon our stock. Wilson & Cantelou. 76 toner Si Z3 f wear For La ig to the eye, .then e of pleasure to the 1 : hats of true distin< ty. Each one has a ch a lovely stylish pleased toddy ha illy as charming ha s. 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