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Wednesday, February 26.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mump- is the latest acquisition to
Edgefield's list of diseases.
Rev. R. G. Shanr.onhouse is spend
ing this week in Charlotte, N. C.
Miss Sadie Minis spent the week
end in a delightful visit to Mrs. Berta
Hill in Augusta.
Mr. Stephen Darlington spent the
week-end in Edgefieid visiting rela
tives and friends.
Mr. Ben Rainsford came over from
Camp Jackson for the week-end, re
turning Monday night.
Misses Kate Butler and Emma
Thompson left last wcci; to spend
some time in Annapolis, Md.
Messrs. Edwin Folk and Butler
Thompson came home from the Uni
versity iii Columbia for the week-end.
Mr. M. E. Strom who is now a resi
, dent of the North Augusta section of
our county, came in this week and
subscribed to The Advertiser.
Mr. Beauregard Timmons recently
gave up his position with a large
drug store in Columbia to accept a
w better one at Heath Springs, S. C.
We call attention to the local of
B. Cantelou in this issue, in reference
to a line carload of Tennessee mules.
Read and take advantage of this op
Mrs. George Cartledge and Mrs.
Euiie Strom were welcome visitors in :
Edgefield Saturday, having stopped
here while en route from a visit to
their father, .Mr. Henry W. Jackson. \
The continued rair.s will delay the
sowing- of spring oats. But. successful
farmers say it is not too late to sow
early n March. Try a few acres even
if it coes seem rather late when the
ground dries. j
How would the people of Eclgcfield
like to hear and sea airain the village
players of Aiken? They are coming
over ind will give a very attractive,
play and entertainment about the
middle of March.
It's a good time to overhaul plow-1
gear and farm implements of all i
kinds, putting them in first class or
der so nothing will hinder progress
when the weather makes it possible
to ru>? farm work.
Mi Jerome Courtney, a represen
tative of the internal revenue collect
or's ofiice, will spend two days in
Edgefield to assist individu?is in
making their income tax returns be
fore the time for diing returns ex- !
Rev. G. W. Bussey writes from i
Martin. Ga., that he has sufficiently j
recovered to preach, having delivered j
two sermons last Sunday, and he ex- ?
pects ;o meet his appointments on
Saturday and Sunday at Red Oak
Shiel.is Johnson has come back t:?
Edgefield and his many friends again,
wearing ali the honor stripes and the
wound chevron. As a member cf the
Thirtieth Division he is one of the
first to retain and Edgefield wel
comes him with o;;cn arms. j
When the school district committee j
calis 0:1 you to sign tile cotton and I
fertilizer reduction pledge, aiiix your
signature tu one of the blanks and
encourage these men in their work.
They l ave undertaken a great task
for the public good, your interests
In order to gain more room for
displaying their stead?!y inceasinng
stock of mechandise, Messrs. Daitch
Brothels have moved from the corner
store nt;xt door to the Farmers Bank
into 1!. si ire next door to the Lynch
Drug - ire, They invite their friends
to call on them in their new home.
Mr. G. W. Bussey," Jr.. of Baden,
K. C., cied on one day last week and
was buried in Greenwood on Wed
nesday, February 12. Mr. Bussey
was .! >'n\ of Kev. G. W. Bussey, of
Marun. Ga., and a brother of Rev.
A. vV. 3ussey of Bowman, Ga. We
extend to these friends and other:
our sincere sympathy.
Our soldier boys are now returning
in a steady stream and we rejoice
with their loved ones. They have serv
ed their country well and now richly
deserve to be returned to civilian
life. The writer's absence for the past
six weeks has made it impossible for
us to get in personal touch with all
of our returnin.tr soldier boys as we
would have desired to do.
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Byrd have gone
tc Columbia to spend a fortnight
with Mrs. Byrd's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Fitzmaurice where they
will be among a large and sympa
thetic circle of loved ones with whom
they may recuperate. May they re
turn soon, strong and well!
The Baptist church calendar con
tained on' last Sunday the following
?tem of interest: "Brother and Mrs.
H. H. Sanders called for letters to
unite with the Antioch church, Rev.
C. G. Kesterson, pastor. The letters
were readily and unanimously grant
ed. We are sorry to see these good
folks leave us, but they are doing
what every church member ought to
do-take their church letters with
them when they move away. We wish
them much happiness in their new
home, and we pray for the success of
their labors in old Antioch church."
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant and Mrs. P.
P. Blalock went over to Johnston
Sunday afternoon and organized a
mong the Presbyterian ladies at John
ston, a mission society to be identified
with the Congaree Presbyterial, to
help in the support of a missionary,
Miss Marchant in Labras, Brazil. The
Congaree Presbyterial covers about
the same territory which the other
denominations have in their sub-divi
Mrs. Dunovant and Mrs. Blalock
met with a hearty reception and re
sponse, very encouraging to them in
this noble undertaking.
Tickets on Sale! \
Go to Mitchell's Drug Store for
your Lyceum tickets. The Potter and
his Clay will appear Wednesday,
Red Cross Meeting.
On Moday afternoon at the Red
Cross rooms a meeting was held and
Miss Annie Clisby was elected secre
tary in place of Miss Sadie Mims who
had resigned, and Miss Mary Butler
chairman of woman's work. About
ten persons were present. Hon. S.
McGowan Simkins was called7 upon
and made his report as attorney for
the department of Civilian Relief,
showing daily aid to returning sol
diers and their families.
Services of worship at the First
Baptist Church next Sunday at 11:30
A. M. and 7:45 P. M. Let all come to
Sunday Schcool promptly at 10:15.
An important conference will be held
immediately after preaching. We
want all to have a part in this con
ference. Come one, come all.
Robert G. Lee.
J. Smith Damron, the Potter
The next number of the Lyceum
course will be herc on March 5. Don't
let thc children miss it. Don't mils it
Pu: a cross mark on your calendar
on March 5. Tell all your friends a
b'jut Mr. Damron.
Don't be one of those who will say
.'I wish 1 had gone," but get into the
other crowd. He is well worth the
price and you will see something you
never saw before and may never see
iii.' presents an illustrated lecture
on character building called "The
Potter and the Clay."
Mr. Damron is a practical potter,
has worked for years at the trade,
and is very expert with his potter's
wheel. He works in full view of his
audience, making several vessels.
The work he does is very fascina
ting and instructive.
This may be your last opportuni
ty to see an exhibition of this won
Thc potter is the oldest hand
craftsman known to man and is be
coming a lost art in America.
Mr. Damron instructs you as he
works, in the preparation of the clay,
glazing and decorating and burning,
and gives you a brief history of the
art of pottery.
He has on display a remarkable
collection . of American art pottery
and China ware.
He is not only a moulder of clay,
but a moulder of character as well.
Do not let the children miss this. He
may give your boy or girl a thought
that may yield a hundred fold and
change the current of his life. The
splendid lessons on character building
found in this lecture can not be sur
He is also an entertainer of the
highest type, presenting much wit,
humor and philosophy. He quotes
many gems of literature, demonstrat
ing the author's thoughts through the
evolution of a piece of clay.
Here is a lecture with actual
demonstration, a discourse with tan
gible illustration, an entertainment
with happy action.
You can't afford to miss it. Re
member the date; Monday evening,
Sunday at the Baptist Church.
Sunday was a great day at the
Baptist church, as every Sunday
ought to be and can be at every
church , if God is there.
But this Sunday a large enterprise
was under consideration and He was
The day previous had been dark
and gloomy from a weather stand
point and the weather has a great ef
fect on the morale of most people.
Children are afraid of the dark and
though believing implicitly in the
power of their mother to protect and
save them they cling very tight and
are still afraid. This was the way
some of our people felt on Saturday.
The weather outlook was discourag
ing because the success of the under
taking depended on the presence of
the people on Sunday morning. And
while they stood on the promises and
held the Father's hand, they were
still afraid-but held on, "faint yet
Sunday morning all the shad
ows had fled and the wonderful dis
peller of clouds, the sunshine, came
out, and not only that, but an un
usual thing for winter time, there was
a warm day and a clear day at the
same time-and all the people came
to hear the preacher present the
cause of the church indebtedness
and to do their part-and if any
"came to scoff, this time, they re
mained to pray."
Rev. R. G. Lee, the pastor,who has
so recently come to us, and who has
so unselfishly and with largeness of
vision and such heroism of faith, es
poused the cause of raising the debt
on the church building, preached a
wonderful sermon from Nehemiah's
faith in building the walls of Jerusa
lem, his beloved city, in fifty-two
When he had finished, Messrs. L. T.
May and J. H. Cantelou were called
to the platform to take the names of
those who would subscribe.
We are instructed to "come boldly
to a throne of grace." When the
preacher made his introductory re
marks, he announced with decision
that this would be a day of triumph
for us. How did he know? Because
we are told that whatever we ask in
His name, believing, we shall re
ceive. Most people do not believe it,
therefore they receive nothing. The
preacher believed, and many of his
Some who came determined to
give a stated amount, gave a third
more and many gave more than they
expected to give. One man in the
church subscribed, and after a little
while he held up his hand and gave a
Everybody gave with enthusiasm,
and some said it was the happiest day
they had ever spent.
This paragraph appeared on the
church calendar for the morning:
"The shortest sermon on record is
credited to Dean Swift of St. Pat
rick's Cathedral, Dublin. It was only
nine words long. The text: 'He that
giveth to the poor lendeth to the
Lord.' The sermon: 'If you like the
security, down with the money.' "
The people of the Baptist Church
Sunday morning liked the security
and invested speedily. "He gives
twice who gives quickly."
The honor of the Lord's house was
at stake, and the sunshine flooded the
heavens as an inspiration and a bene
diction, and the pastor though bur
dened, was full of love and radiated
that reflected glory which he was re
ceiving upon the people, and they
gave because it was a joy to give.
At the morning service, the debt of
$7,500 was wiped out, and up to this
writing thc amount has reached over
$11,000, to be paid by April. Since
the debt is gone, the Baptist are ex
periencing that "They that wait upon
the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings as
eagles, they shall run and not be
weary they shall walk and not faint."
It is contemplated that the church
will be dedicated the first Sunday in
May, and the surplus amount be used
in the building of the pastor's home.
"Faith looks at impossibilities and
says, it shall be done."
I appreciate the response made to
our efforts to pay off the indebted
ness on the Baptist church. As pastqr
I am exceedingly anxious that every
member have a part. We want to
publish names of the contributors
and the amount each pledged. Please
make your pledge at once. It is not
the man who gives that loses, but he
who does not give. I thank each one.
Robert G. Lee.
Carload Fine of Mules.
Received on Thursday at 2 o'clock
a carload of fine Tennessee mules.
These mules are guaranteed to be as
represented and will be sold at right
prices. If you need one, now is your
time to buy.
Big Eighth Anniversary Sale is still
going on. Will continue
Until March 5th
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
We Invite Our Friends
to call on u? at our new store. In order to have more
.room to display our large#stock we have moved from
the corner next door to the Farmers Bank to the store
next door to the Lynch Drug Store. Come in to see us.
New spring goods are now arriving every day.
A cordial welcome will be extended to all of our
Next door to Lynch Drug Store
I will sell fertilizers for 1919 season and solicit the
patronage of the farmers of Edgefield county. I am
agent in this section for "Quality Brands'' of fertilizers
made by Coe-Mortimer Company of Charleston. The
formulas which they place upon the market are recog
nized to be the best, having been tested for many years.
I will sell Acid'Phosphate and Nitrate of Soda and
solicit your orders for these also.
Write me or see me in person before making your
1919 contract for fertilizers.
B. L. Mims