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Wednesday, February 8.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant and Mrs. J.
L. Mims are spending Wednesday in
Mrs. Lillie S. Cogburn motored
from Greenwood to spend the week
end in Edgefield.
Mr. Walter Mays and Miss Marga
ret Olery of Augusta were visitors in
Edgefield Sunday. %
Mrs. James Hart, Jr., is visiting her
parents, Dr. and Mrs. M. D. Jeffries,
in Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. E. C. Brown of Greenville is
here visiting her sisters, Mesdames
C. E. May and J. B. Kennerly.
Mr. Edwin Folk spent last week
in Edgefield, being exempted from a
number of mid term examinations.
Miss Gladys Padgett and Miss
Frances Turner of Johnston are at
tending a house party in Hampton.
Misses Margaret May and Grace
Tompkins attended the play entitled
"Blind Youth" in Augusta Saturday.
Miss Mary Dorn came home from
Columbia to spend the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. J. R. Scurry entertained the
W. C. T. U. yesterday afternoon. A
full report of the meeting will be giv
en next week. . .
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Mays of Ai
ken, accompanied by Mrs. Annie
Richardson, visited Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Kemp Sunday.
Miss Elizabeth Rains?ord is at
home for a few weeks until BlacW
stone College, which was so stricken
by fire, can resume work.
Mr. P. E. Clark has opened an oys
ter and fresh fish market in the store
next door to Mr. W. G. Byrd's store.
His prices are very reasonable.
The friends of Mr. William Bouk
night deeply regret that he was pain
fully injured in his ginnery last week
and hope that he will soon recover.
Mrs. Stephen Darlington will ar
rive Friday from her home in New
Jersey for a visit of several weeks to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Nor
Concordia Lod?e Number 50, A!
F. M., will meet in regular commu
nication Friday night, February 10,
' at 8 o'clock. A full attendance is de- ?
Mrs. W. A. Berrian of Chicago is
here visiting her son, Mr. W. A. Ber
rian, Jr. This welcomed visitor will
remain in Edgefield about two
Mrs. Ellison Capers of Columbia,
accompanied by her little daughter,
spent several days last week in Edge
field visiting her aunt, Mrs. Bettis
Mrs. J. M. Lawton went to Augus
ta Wednesday to meet Miss Sophie
Abney who is returning home from a
pleasant stay in Savannah with Mrs.
Anson Jesse Ives.
Mr. T. A. Hightower and Mr. D. L.
Stalcup are spending a week in Bos
ton attending the annual conference
of superintendents of the cotton mills
of Lockwood, Greene & Company.
Misses Kate Samuel and Ruth
Lyon left yesterday for Atlanta to
purchase their spring stock\ of milli
nery and ladies' ready to wear goods
for the Quality Shop.
All who fail to hear Dr. Clarence
Poe when he delivers an address in
the Crouch hall in Johnston next
Tuesday morning at ll o'clock will
miss a rare treat.
Mr. C. C. Fuller and Miss Irene
Fuller of Longmires are visiting Mr.
"W. W. Fuller and Mrs. W. A. Byrd.
Mrs. A. E. Padgett gave a dining
Tuesday in their honor.
Dr. Clarence Poe, the editor of the
Progressive Farmer, will speak in the
Crouch hall in Johnston, ^Tuesday
morning, February 14. All who pos
sibly can should hear him.
Mr. J. G. Alford has recently made
an addition to the building which
houses his corn mill. He finds it dif
ficult to purchase sufficient home
grown corn to supply the demand for
Remember ;he seed store.
Mrs. P. P. Burns left Monday for
Birmingham to join .her husband, Mr.
P. P. Burns, having been here with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando
Sheppard, since the Christmas holi
Miss Virginia Addison entertained
three tables of bridge on Wednes
day morning of last week very de
lightfully. After the merry games, a
delicious salad course with spiced tea
Mr. P. B. Day, Jts, advertises Bi
loxi and Otootan Soy beans in this
issue and can make you a much bet
ter price on seed beans than the seed
houses. Read what he says in his ad
The only parcel of land sold on
sales day was the 70 acres of Laura
Ann Griffin in Meriwether township,
which was so?d by Sheriff Swearingen
for taxes. It was bought by Mr. J. W.
Kemp for $73.
Mr. W. S. G. Heath has just com
pleted a large barn on the old fair
ground .for Mr. T. D. Barker, the
manager of the Southern Lumber
Company. The barn is sufficiently
large to house 21 head of stock and
adequate feed for them.
Mrs. Preston Wright and her lit
tle daughter, Mary Norris Wright, ar
rived from Cincinnati Wednesday to
vitit her mother, Mrs. Mamie Tillman
and grandmother, Mrs. Mary J. Nor
ris. There are abiding temporarily
four generations in this Edgefield
Mr. J. A. Hungerpillar and Mr.
S. A. Smith united with the Baptist
church Sunday morning by letter
from the Hickory Grove Baptist
church near Elloree and Mrs. J. A.
Hungerpillar and Miss Alice Prescott
united with the church and will be
baptized in a short time.
Rev. G. W. M. Taylor has been in
structed to purchase about 15 bush
els of string beans for those who con
template" growing beans in this sec
tion this year. Mr. .Taylor will place
the order as business manager of the
Edgefield Produce Exchange. Co-op
erative buying pays. Co-operative
selling also will pay.
?Mr. Luther W. Reese and Mr. J. A.
Thurmond of the Meriwether section
were visitors in Edgefield Monday,
both calling at The Advertiser office
while here. We had the pleasure of a
long conversation with Mr. Reese.
One always profits by contact with a
successful farmer and business man
such as Mr. Reese.
Superintendent W. W. Fuller has
received a report from the October
teachers' examination, and the fol
lowing were granted certificates by
the State Board of Examiners: Misses J
Sarah Lyon, Lilla Mae Padgett, Mar
tha Harrison, Annie Sue Broadwater,
and Mrs. B. J. Day, Jr.
Colored: Cebelle B. Adams, Mary ?
E. Beal, Lizzie Meacham and Major
Tuesday afternoon Miss Ruth
Tompkins gave an elaborate six
o'clock dinner in honor of Mrs. T. L.
Nicholson of Chicago and Mrs. Pres
ton Wright of Cincinnati. Covers
were laid for 12 guests and the elab
oi'ate menu was beautifully served
in courses. Pleasant recollections of
this delightful occasion will linger in
the minds of the honor guests after
they return to their homes in the far
Mr. Well's Misfortune.
A short time ago Mr. C. A. Wells had
the misfortune to have his arm brok
en while cranking his truck and since
receiving this disability thieves and
robbers have been preying upon him/
heavily. First they broke in his crib
and stole a considerable quantity of
corn and later broke in his store, car
rying off groceries. Like the experi
ence of many others. Mr. Wells finds
that troubles never come singly.
In a quiet way Mr. W. H. Dorn
celebrated his birthday last Saturday.
The Advertiser refrains from an
nouncing what milepost Mr. Dorn has
reached along life's journey, but will
simply add, quoting Mr. Dorn, that a
sufficient number of candles could not
be found in Edgefield for the birth
day cake. A goodly number had to be
imported from Columbia to supple
ment Edgefield's supply.
Garden and field seed, best varie
ties at lowest prices.
WANTED: Representatives to sell
monuments. Attractive proposition.
Write Charlotte Marble & Granite
Works, Charlotte, N. C. Largest in
Mr. Watson Resigned.
Having been appointed postmaster,
at Johnston, Mr. M. A. Watson, who
has served the board of county com
missioners so efficiently for several
years as clerk, tendered his resigna
tiaon at the meeting of the board
Monday. 'The board will meet on
Monday, February 20, to transact
other business and will elect a clerk
at that time. Already they have had
to provide additional pigeonholes in
the office desk to hold all the appli
cations for the place. The board will
also let the Shaw-McKie ferry on
Delightful Bridge Party in
Mrs. E. H. Folk, than whom Edge
field has no more genial hostess, en
tertained at a serial bridge party on
Thursday afternoon of last week, five
tables of players enjoying the ani
Jonquils, bright harbingers cd
spring, brightened the reception
rooms. Mrs. T. L. Nicholson made the
highest score, and was presented with
a lovely piece of the hostess' handi
work, an embroidered card table cov
er. The consolation, a deck of qards,
was cut by Mrs. Herbert Smith. .
A course of chicken and potato
salads, pineapple sandwiches, crack
ers, pickles, coffee with whipped
cream was followed by black fruit
cake and orange sherbert, conclud
ing the enjoyable party.
Death, of Mrs. J. C. Tim
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John
C. Timmerman of Meeting Street
were deeply pained to hear Sunday
morning of the tragic death of Mrs.
Timmerman. She, accompanied by
her nephew, came v to Edgefield Sat
urday morning, driving a mule to the
buggy. On returning Saturday after
noon, just before they reached the
Elmwood store, the mule became
frightened and ran with the buggy,.
Mrs. Timmerman leaped from the
buggy and was hurled against a
stone, fracturing the back of her
head. She was carried to the home of
Mr. A. G. Ouzts near by where she
died, never regaining consciousness.
Her nephew remained in the buggy
which was turned over but he was not
injured .Before her marriage Mrs.
Timmerman was Miss Lula Ouzts,
who was reared withinya short dis
tance of Stevens Creek church. Her
sudden death was a great shock to
her many friends as well as to her
loved ones. She was a life-long mem
ber of Stevens Creek church, from
which the funeral was conducted
Monday afternoon, Rev. M. Brooke
and Rev. Mr. Tucker officiating.
Second Annual Meeting.
The stockholders of the Peoples
Bank held their second annual meet
ing in the Dixie Highway Hotel
Thursday. The meeting was attended
by a large number of stockholders.
The statement read by the cashier,
Mr. E. C. Asbell, showed that the^af
fairs of the bank are in a very satis
factory condition. The bank owes
considerably less money that it did a
year ago and thc deposits have held
up remarkably well. On motion of
Mr. W. A. Strom the officers were
tendered a rising vote of thanks for
the splendid management of the
bank's affairs and for the courteous
treatment accorded the patrons of
the bank during the past year. The
entire board of directors, consisting
of Dr. J. G. Tompkins, Dr. A. H. Cor
ley, W. P. Yonce, J. W. Stewart, W.
T. Reel, Dr. A. R. Nicholson, W. F.
West, Dr. J. N. Crafton, M. B. Byrd,
W. W. Adams, B. CanteKto and S. T.
Williams, was re-elected. At a meet
ing of the board, immediately follow
ing the stockholders' meeting, the
following officers were re-elected:
Dr. J. G. Tompkins, president; Dr. A.
H. Corley, vice-president; Mr .E. C.
Asbell, cashier and Mr. B. E. Tim
merman, assistant cashier.
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliarle Dfc
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING Ort, a sut
??ca! dressing that relieves pain end heals at
'.-s'Hiu'itiine. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. Si. Od
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FOR SALE: Engine, boiler ,saw,
log cart and yoke of oxen. Apply to
P. P. BLALOCK.
FOR SALE: Good, Clean, Velvet
(Boan hay, with some Crab Grass,
$18.00 per ton.
P. B. DAY, Jr.,
Trenton, S. C.
2-8-2t. " .
FOR SALE: One combination sad
and harness horse or will trade for
good milch cows.
P. B. DAY, Jr:,
Trenton, S. C.
High School Minstrel.
The entertainment in the high
school auditorium last Friday night
was a pronounced success. The at
tendance was large and everybody
enjoyed the entire program. Edgefield
has much dramatic, as well as musi
cal, talent. On this occasion the
younger set were given an opportu
nity, to give expression to this talent.
The^ proceeds of the entertainment,
about $80, will be used for the school
atheletic association and the piano
fund. The manner in which the young
people worked for the success of this
entertainment showed a fine school
spirit, which is very commendable.
Dr. Clarence Poe to Speak.
If there be one man who has done
more for agriculture in the South
during the past two decades than any
other man, it is Dr. Clarence Poe, the
editor of the Progressive Farmer.
Reared upon a farm, Dr. Poe is prac
tical, as well as theoretical, and what
he says and writes in his excellent
journal is worthy of consideration.
Through the efforts of the Chamber
of Commerce, Dr. Poe will deliver an
address in Crouch's hail in Johnston
next Tuesday morning, February
14, at ll o'clock. Every farmer who
resides in twenty miles of Johnston
should go to Johnston to hear Dr.
Poe next Tuesday. The writer knows
him personally, having heard him
speak on several occasions, and un
hesitatingly urges our people of every
seclion of .the county to hear Dr.
Poe. It is a golden opportunity. Do
not let is pass unimproved, especial
ly in these chaotic times, agricultural
The Cross Tie King.
Mr. R. M. Winn of Plum Branch
is the Cross Tie King of McCormick
and Edgefield cv-iies and through
the successful prosecution -of this
comparatively new enterprise is prov
ing to be "the financial salvation oi
scores and hundreds of people. At
tention is directed to Mr. Winn's ad
vertisement in this issue. Since the
fjrst of November he has purchased
about 13,000 crossties, which repre
sent something like $10,000. Three
years ago this sum would have beer
equivalent to something like $30,00C
or $40,000. If. weather is favorable
Mr. Winn expects to purchase near
ly 15,000 ties In February and March,
Like the lumber of this section, cross
ties are proving to be the financial
salvation to scores of persons in Wes
tern Edgefield and McCormick coun
Program Woman's Mission
To be held in the Edgefield Baptisl
Church, Friday afternoon, February
Subject, New Foreign Mission
Hymn, "What a Friend We Have
Scripture Lesson, Presing Forward,
Ex. 13:21; Judges*6:12*16.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Open
Repeating of Slogan, Rev. 3:8.
Talk, New E. B. C. Foreign Mission
Territory, Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Vocal duet, "Open Mine Eyes That
I May See," Messrs Servetas and Con
Prayer for all mission agencies in
Europe, Palestine and Siberia, Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn.
Playlet, "We Never Knew,"" Pre
sented by Girls' Auxiliary.
Business, PFans for March Week
Watchword and Hymn for Year.
Time to Plant
and the best varieties of vegetable
and field seeds to plant for each
purpose is told in the
1922 Catalog of
Now ready to be mailed, free
Reduced prices are quoted on
Seeds, Poultry Supplies, and
Feeds, Garden Tools and Spray
Write for your copy today.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
17 S. 14th St., . Richmond, Va.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches thc
Dlood, builds up the whole system and will won
derfully strengten and fortify you to withstand
the depressive effect of the bot summer. 50c
W. O. W. Oyster Supper
Maybe you didn't know we had a
Like the one you saw at the door,
Who spread upon you such a welcome
With grace and urbanity galore.
Our oysters were cooked by our in
And spoke his ability very loud,
He" should have been called to speak
He knows how to please a crowd. "
Not in "HOLMES VANDER BILT"
were oysters better served,
And this is saying a good "DEAL;
Our "Ransom" to appease our hunger
did not swerve,
Although he had to walk on his heel.
We had the ladies a(d) dress "TAY
It was short to please the men;
Their reciprocation was not long de
Though it sounded very much
The war is over, we licked every
And we should never regret it
Was the theme set forth by Sovereign
Though he said he wanted to forget
He said if the Boll Weevil could be
talked to death
He was sure they were all dead;
For the subject liad been used till
we're all out of breath
And some go wrong* in the head.
Although of oysters we were very
There came a call for "FULLER;"
Through the crowd he had to push
His speech for the Choppers was a
Then came the call to our Sovereign
Of the dear old Advertiser;
What he said was a pleasure to im
For it made us all the wiser.
To keep up the game we called for a
A hand out irom Sovereign MACK;
He handed us one right off the
For he sure caught our '"JACK."
Then came a call for a toast to the
This fell on Sovereign HEATH,
Everyone thought he was going to
When his subject stuck between his
Then they called tor the "KEY" to
Who was Sovereign .Charlie, bless his
He refused point-blank to make an
The-"KEY" he said, didn't fit the
We always keep the best for the last,
So here's to our toastmaster;
He "V/. A. S." at his best, kept things
Fun at sixty miles an hour or faster.
W. S. G. HEATH.
FOR SALE or EXCHANGE: Reg
istered Hereford beef cattle for
milch cows or mules.
2-l-2tpd J. M. VANN.
Trenton, S. C.
The Cotton Prospect.
The National City Bank of New
York's economic review for the past
month of January gives some hope
ful signs of ultimate prosperity for
the' cotton and grain growers of the
nation. It finds that cotton and coffee
are two leading products in which
world consumption is much below
normal. The movement of cotton is
now a little above that of last year,
but much below the pre-war move
ment. The price is down to about 16?
1-2 cents. The crop of this country in
1921 was about 8,000,000 bales. Con
sumption in the United States is now
fat a high rate, but the British indus
try is still running light.
While it is early to^make predic
tions for the coming season there is a
basis for confidence that prices of
farm products will make some recov
ery in the present year. As a result
.of the short crop of cotton the sur
plus of that commodity which has
hung over the market for severaL
years will be in great part removed.
While a larger crop may be expected
in 1922 than in 1921, an increase of
$5,000,000 bales sounds very large,
and there is good reason to think
that the market will take a 13,000,
000 bale crop without a serious de
cline of price. The world's stock of
cotton goods has not been kept up in
recent years, and one of these days
replenishment will be in order.
The statistical position of wheat
is very strong, and common opinion
is that we are not likely to have a
bumper crop in this country in 1922.
Stocks are light all over the world,
and both Argentina and Australia
have had unusual luck with their
crops for two years. All reports about
the market in recent months have
agreed that it lacked speculative sup-J
port. The farmers marketed .rapidly,
and there was not enough suecplative
buying to sustain the price.-Colum
Concerning Cholera Outbreaks
.Clemson College, Feb. 6.-The
only thing that will bring a state vet
erinarian to a farm to treat hogs is
hog cholera. The law under which
the official veterinarians work states
that they shall not treat a herd unless
they/ suspect cholera. If a herd has
been exposed to cholera it may, be
treated if a state veterinarian is
working in that locality at that time.
All- protective work must be done by
the local veterinarians or the county
agents. This information, given by?T
T. Herrman, Extension swine special
ist for the Western District, is equal
ly applicable to the entire state. ^
Men raising hogs should remember
that it actually costs less to treat an
uninfested herd than one in which
there.is an outbreak. This is due to
the increased dose of serum required
and does not make allowance for tl\e
great losses from death. Moreover^,
even if the affected hogs do not dre
they become 'unthrifty and lose flesh
and in that way lose money for the
Last year many Cornbelt farmers
thought they could risk one year
without inoculation and thus save a
little money in these hard times..The
outbreak of cholera in the Cornbelt
states last fall was the worst in years
and was entirely due to taking this
chance. The old adage, "An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure,"
was never more true than it is in
dealing with hog cholera.
tr? i?ssg's Kew Bfsewsft
K!L "r THF COUGH, rv-ry -JUE MJNGS
, Johnston, S. C.
ld, S. C.