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J. Ii. M?MS. - - - EDITOR
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: SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1907.
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The good things of life are not
to be had singly, bot come to ns
with a mixture: like a school
boy's holiday, with a task af
fixed to its tail.-CHARLES s
I ' Corn is shooting and cotton is
; booming. Let the war go merrily
;'; Between Ratllesaake watermel-j
ons, Elberta peaches, and Prohi
bition, the people of Georgia are
having plenty of diversion these
long July days.
It is safe to say that the New
York man who recently had nine
teen stick, pius Bfcjlen from him
was not an editor or the son of an
The United State* anny officers
had a wann time following Sher
man's trail through Georgia laBt
week, but they hardly had as hot
a time as old Shermau bad on his
The Texas legislature has been
tightening the screws on insur
ance companies, consequently 19
life insurance companies have
withdrawn from that state. This
will give the home companies of
. the Lone Star state an open field.
What say yon to a dog tax or
dinance? Many towns have sucb
au ordinance, aud some citizens
favor a dog tax for Edgefield, be-1
lieving that it would weed out
many worthless dogB that roam
]. It work s a man pretty hard to
be a citizen of two states. Mr.
James U. Jackson hae recently
been very strenuously occupied
with forming a new county in
South Carolina and now he has
. gone up to. Atlanta with an Au
gusta delegation to see what can
be done "agin" prohibition in
B?; Some idea of the intensity of
the heat hereabouts this week
may. be had from the fact that the
stoney heart of a C3rtain close
fisted church member melted to the
point of hie voluntary increasing
his assessment for the. pastor's
. If a rise of the mercury will
have the same effect in Edgefield
as in Lancaster, wt need a few
more degrees of heat.
Manufacturers say that owing
tn an advance in the price of raw
material, soap will have to be ad
vanced also. It would be nothing|
j?hjoj?of a calamity for the price
?of soap to be inoreasod and the
consumption ourtailed during)
.mid-summer. President Roosevelt!
. will have to be importuned to use
- bjs "big stick" on the soap trust.
Many of the largest saw mills
V in the south will "close down dur
ing the month of August on ac
count of the low price of lumber.
The prevailing prices are now al
\-i most prohibitive, greatly retarding j
and decreasing home building.
. God save the country if prices are
to be advanced any higher on
Another story will have to be
added to the cribs and vbarns
- throughout Edgefield county to
: hold the corn that will be made
' this year. The concensus of opin
: ion is that the yield will be lar
ger than it has been at any time]
during the past twenty years.
We'll have plenty of "hominy,"
. but what about the uhog"?
We acknowledge receipt of a
beautiful catalog of Winthrop
college, ancMhe only unfavorable
criticism that The Advertiser will
make is that it should bear the
name of a South Carolina print
shop instead of being the product
of a Charlotte establishment. The
Charlotte concern does not con
tribute a single mite by way of
moral or financial support to
Winthrop, but there are establish
'\ments in South Carolina that do.
Furthermore, let every dollar be
kept at pome. Money that is sent
to North Carolina seldom circu
lates again in South Carolina.
All Honor to Dragoons.
The Light Dragoons are to be
commended for their firm stand
for. law and order. At their annual
picnic at Centre Springs in years
gone by, the peace has been dis
turbed and the pleasure of the
. day marred by persons who 6old
and drank liquor and otherwise
deported themselves improperly.
The Dragoons have arranged <to
havs several sworn deputies and
an officer of the law with authori
ty to issue warrants upon the
ground, and if any liquor is sold
or the peace disturbed, the guilty
parties will be dealt with. Let it
be known that no lawlessness of
any kind will be tolerated at Cen
tre Springs on Thursday.
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As announced elsewhere in this
issue, the annual meeting of th(
Citizens' League of Edgefield
county will be held at Edgefield
on Monday, July 29th. A program
that will afford both pleasure and
profit to all who attend will be ai
ranged. The chief feature of the
day will be an address by that
distinguished citizen of New
berry, the Hon. George B. Cro
mer. Hechas already accepted the
invitation to be present on this
The purpose of the organization
as stated in the constitution, is
""the promotion of good citizen
ship and the enforcement of law
and order." Upon this high grouud
let the entire citizenship of the
county stand. By concert of action
the citizens can greatly reduce the
violation of law, whereas by act
ing in an individual capacity but
little can be accomplished.
A large attendance upon this
annual meeting is desired. All who
hear the address of Mr. Cromer
will feel amply compensated for
Representative Body of Farmers
Heard Very Able Addresses.
Probably the most profitable
meeting of farmers ever held in
the county was that of Wt dnes
day last President S. T. Williams
called 'Le meeting to order and
introduced Mr. F. H. Hyatt, of
Columbia, who has been a zealous
and persistant advocate of organi
zation on the part of the farmers
since the agitation begau several
Mr. Hyatt in a practical busi
ness man and spoke to the far
mers in a businesslike way. After
giving a short history of the
Southern Cotton Growers' Asso
ciation, be spoke of tbe rapidly
increasing wealth of ibe south and
of the great need that farmers be
educated in o^der that they may
promote and protect their own in
terests. He said that be had firmly
rnpolved *o spend a large portion
of his life helping the farmers
free themselves from debt. No'
only, said he, can their debts bp
paid by demanding 15 and 20
cents for cotton, but the farmers'
homes can be supplied with more
comforts, their children can be
better educated, better school
houses and churches erected and
better roads built.
Mr. Hyatt believes that far
mers can get what their colton is i ^
worth if they will only stand to
gether. He urged the cotton grow
ers and business men of this couu-1 '
ty to join forces with the farmers
of the entire cotton bolt in order
that they may protect their rights
Mr. Williams next introduced (
Mr. E. D. Smith who ie state or- t
ganizor for th9 Cotton Growers' t
Association. This .gentleman bad
not proceeded with his admirable 1
address very far before his hear- f
ers marvelled at his eloquence, <
his thorough mastery of his sub*
ject, and at bis brilliant and well (
disciplined intellect. . His college ]
training, extensive traveling, care- t
ful study of the condition and 1
needs of the cotton growers, emi- 1
nently fit Mr. Smith for the work i
in hand, that of arousing the far- t
mers to the point that they will E
exert themselves on their own be- e
Mr. Smith's description of the |
south's depleted and impoverished 1
conditional the close of the Civil i
War and his tribute to the hero
ism of the noble mothers and
daughters of Dixie were surpass
ingly beautiful and pathetic The
like of which is seldom heard even
on memorial occasions.
Mr. Smith's explanation of the
cause of the south's poverty and
dependence- was concise, logical,
convincing. As a remedy for ex
isting illsj he urged the cotton
growers to assert their independ
ence and demand what tbe staple
is worth. This, he said, can be
done by erecting warehouses and
fixing the price instead of letting
the spinners and exporters fix the
The speaker said farmers had
never been successfully orgauized.
but an organization could be
effected now by reasor. of changed
conditions. Rapid transportation
telephone, telegraph and rural
free delivery of mails have brought
the farmers into closer touch, and
thereby thorough organization is
Would that space permitted a
detailed report of this splendid
address. Every farmer in the
county should have heard it. In
concluding Mr. Smith outlined
the warehouse plan of the asso
ciation and urged the farmers of
Edgefield to provide a warehouse
and store all cotton that on ac
count of debt would be forced on
A meeting is called for Satur
day, Auguat 3rd, at which time
the County Cotton Growers'i As-1 tl
Bociation will be re-organized and
the warehouse plan of holding
3otton discussed. Let everv far
mer, yoong and old, be a? Edge
5eld on that day. .
Notice to Wheat Growers.
I have just finished a new Corn
md Flour Mill of the latest de
lign. Will be glad to receive your
jatronage and will serve you to
he best, of my ability. The mill
ras built and stait'-d by Mr. G.
). Mims. A finished mill in every
espect. Located on my farm two
niles south of Mountain Creek
J. L. Ouzts.
Cirk sey, S. C.
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!?ne Rains, Fine Crops, Fino New
Baby, and Good Advice to Far
mers From oar Copburn Cor
..Editor Advertiser: When we
jo io writing, our thoughts very
?aturally center on what we aro
nost concerned about, so I will
say first that the fine rains and
seasons we have had in this sec
:ion for tbe past ten days will, if
it continues, soon ha^e us ready
io b east of floe crops around here.
But we don't want much said
about it in tbe papers, as it might
affect the price of the fiVecy sta
pln. We are willing to put up with
15 cents cotton this fall if it will
not bring more.
It occurs to ne that it's a great
mistake iu farmers to sell their
:rop of cottou at ll cents, or even
12? cents when everything points
Favorably to that price and more,
[f conditions did not warrant it
there would not bo any buyers at
?aid price, and again the sharpers
it seems to me are conforming to
this method with the hope of buy
iug enough at. that price to hold
30tton down around 12 cents. If
the farmers are 3illy enough to
3ell half of the crop at ll and 12
sects they bad just as well sell
the whole business, for it will be
3ure to range about that price.
It doe8si't strike me as beiug
right to deal in futures in any way
3hape or form, but rather let sup
ply and demand be the ruler of
prices on everything raised and
Dffered for sale.
Our summer school which has
been v ry successfully taught ar
Long Cane by Miss Ida W. Tood,
svill close Friday, the 19th. Tbe
patrons feel fortunate in having
?ecured ber services for this
school, with returns for tte nioner
It was decided ai Stevens Creek
last Sunday to oommeuce a eeries
af meetingB at that pine3 on the
second Sunday iu August. Every
body from the Savannah to Salu
da rivpra are invited tn attend.
Fbi? good, bad. big, little, old and
young are expected.
Miss Oweeute Stevens of Flori
da wbo has heeii spending pome
lime here with yours truly return
id to ber borne in the laud of
lowers last Friday.
Mr. J. M. ?'dl has been a high j
'topper for tb? past week, r.!l be
muse of another boy at bishouxo
jamed Luther George.
Misses Ida and Mioni-i Cogfcurii
nsited Coghurn town Saturday
iud Sunday last.
We are now golfing anxious
ibont thc chain gang crow, having
lot peon tlipm around hore in a
rear. We fear something bad bas
lefallon them. Pleaso advise us.
?Ir. Editor, if such is the casp, or
vhGre they are now abiding. We
lon't want to be overlooked, as
ve are still in Edgefield county
iud here to stay.
J. H. C.
Jogburn, July 16tb. .
The Failure of the Honey Crop of
the Spring of 1907.
BY S. CHEATHAM.
The primary cause of the honey
failure for the spring of 1907 (I
'peoify spring as we usually have
iwo crops a year, the first being
;aken about the first of January,
md the second about the first of
November) was the cold frosty
?pell of weathei in April killing
jff all the flowers and keeping the
Dees indoor and idle for two weeks
ir ten days, which they were not
Prepared at that time to do. As
:he beautiful and very early spring
lad caused the Queen to begin
ayiRg right after Christmas, fili
ng the hive to running over with
housands of bees and brood at all
itages, .consuming the winter
(tores in feeding such a numerous
irogeny which was destined to
jather and store the bounteous
?oney crop that seemed to be
ilmost at band. Shut in for ten or
ifteen days, flowers all ruined for
loney purposes with a teeming
sopulation to be fed and as I have
Defore said, with the winter stores
lsed up and all dependant on the
lowers in the fields for honey to
?eep this mighty population i?
?reasing that they might gather
:be great surplus of honey just
ahead, perhaps half the bees, wild
is well as domesticated, perished
md left the hives empty save the
' Yes, I believe that if I had not
od my bees when it was almost
00 late I would have lost three
burths or more of my 100 colonies.
rVofford, S. C.
Beautiful Ru?6 aud Art Squares
di sizes and. attractive deevns.
Ramsey & Jone??.
Very large stock of Matting in
.ttractive designs,excellent quali
y, at very low prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Beautiful line of ptationery.
Tablets, box paper and paper bv
Just received delightful Roast
d Coffee, 15 to 25 cents per pound.
Keep cool and not be bothered
nth flies. Our fans are now run
ing for the pleasure of those who
atronize our, Soda Fou utain. All
f the popular drinks served in
he best possible manner. Lot tho
Luray" refresh vou.
G. L. Penn & Son.
1 write Bond Insurance, Life
nsurauco, Accident Insurance,
[ealth Insurance, Tornado In
uraucp, PInf9 Glass Insurance
nd Life insurance on Horses ind
E.J. Norris, ?gt. J
I ce, Ice, ice, Ice. \
I nra now ready to doliver* Ice S
i any quantities and v>>rv cheap, o
solicit a liberal patronage. ?
M. A. Taylor. I
Ugefield, S. C.
Worner! as Well;as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kfdney Trouble. -
Home of Svatup-Root.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessens ambiti?nVbeauty, vigor
and cheerfulness scon
disappear when the kid
neys are out of order
Kidney trouble has
become' so prevaler.?
that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born
^^pS? afflicted with weak kid
lc"- neys. If the child urin
?St-sr^ ate- t00 often, if the
urina scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able to
control thc passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it. thc cause of
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diceased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
erable with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
hy druggists, in fifty
cent and one dollar
sizes. You may have a
sample bottle by mail
free, also pamphlet tell
ing all about it, including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
k Co.. Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper.
Don't mflko any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Birgharnton, N.
Y., on e^'ery bottle.
We have a large stock of RugR
and iuvite the ladies to call to see
Edgr field Mercantile Co.
Heintz's Baked Beans just re
JAS. S. BYRD,
g^Oiflje over P.Ht-Oillcf. ;
?end yonr Barine? io this strong, round, con
servaiivu Savings Hank. On request we wUl semi
you KUKU, a supply Ot our "Bank Messenger
Money Mailers" i<.:- lit": tafe transmission ol coln Dr
currency fn mukiin: ban lc d?posas by niall. Yoi!
can send sma:i deposits each wcek.and as m f\w
your saTinps accumulate) will Is9uc you J%
certificates of deposit bearing Interest**. J ff
!?T tb? Jlbeml mt '"f ..*^
for Gasoline En
gines, Steam En
gines, Saw Mills,
Cotton Gins, Presses etc.
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office is better fitted
than ever for printing
of all kind3. New
Type, New Borders
New Ornaments, New mate
rial just received,
When placing your Insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line of
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Agent for the largest
lauris - - -
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ness. 1 can be found at my
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iptehtl imf ter, wit hunt, charge, lu tho
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culation of niiv scientl?o Journal. Ternis. t\
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BaacBdSsira's Arnica SaSve
The Best Salve In The World.
DO YOUR PRINTING.
on Every Job.
Ten Thousand COWS and HORSES
thc Greatest Milk Producer and Fattener known.
I loo lb. sacks $1.35 for Dairy and $1.40 for Horse.
Call or writa
?RRIHGTON SffOS. ? CO.,
Egg-B-a- al -
Fancy Gingham, Pearl Buttons, Laces,
Ribbons, Needles, Pins and various Nov
elties, including the late Brown Shade of
with Hose to match are now on Display.
Wc invite your inspection.
The Corner Store
W. H TURNER, Prop.
Onr store is well fill
ed with the newest and
prettiest things in Dry
Goods and Notions,
We invite the ladies
to call and see these
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays.
JARS in 1 Pt, 2 Pt., and
and 2 Quart sizes.
Fruit Jar Rubbers and
For our Big Advertise
ment next week telling
about our Special Sale.
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C
We have used ihe Knife and slashed the profits
off of all our SPRING and SUMMER merchandise.
This is no ten-day sale but a genuine
Out Price Sale
that will last until all of our Summer Goods are
We are showing a very
of colored Wash Goods and white Mercerized
Goods that must go ac some price.
J5flf"Don't fail to get our prices before you
Men's Straw Ha's and Summer
Clothing at Cost for Cash.
Is here and you need Hot weather
Clothing. We can fit yon in Stylish
Serges? Cassi meres
Have you seen our beau
tiful Negligee Shirts, Ho
siery and Neckwear?
DORN & MIMS
In order to close out all
Spring and Summer
We have greatly reduced the Price,
Now is ths time to buy Voiles, Muslins, Slippers
Low Cut Shoes, Clothing, Straw Hats and in fact
everything in Spring and Summer Goods.
JJWGreat Bargains in Ladies' Trimmed Hats.
The earl)' buyers will get the cream of these
J. W. PEAK.
LOWr CUT SHOES
TWO PIECE SUITS
ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Call and see our line
W. ?. HART.