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il. L. urns . . .. . EDITOR
ON BP ?EAR Bl 50
SIX MONTES .75
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 1908.
?To acquire wealth ia difficult,^
to preserve it is more d iff icult, I
bat to spend it wisely is most I
l? difficult of ali.-DAY.
If Capt. J. C. Minus is retired
on account of ill health, Clemson
will lose the best commandant the
institution has ever had.
With such leaders as Mendie
Smith, J. C. Otts, John G.Rich
ards and C. A. Smith the prohibi
tionists will make a winning fight
for State-wide, prohibition in the
next legislature.-Lexington Dis
Shame on the individual who re
veals the mysteries of the Santa
Claus myth to the little tot, thereby
depriving the child of tender age
of peculiar joy and happiness that j
subsequent years do not afford.
' President-elect Taft, the cyne-]
sure of all eyes, will arrive in Au
gusta Friday of this week with his
family to remain for more than two
months. Mr. Taft will also be ac
companied by three members of theJ
secret service bureau, better known
as detectives, who will constantly
be by his side to protect him from
bodily harm. Soon after the assassi
nation of President McKinley con
gress passed ? law providing pro
tection for the president and presi
dent-elect. Having these constant
companions in the persons of offi
cers of the law is one of the penal
ties of greatness.
Result of Prohibition.
Some individuals say prohibition
does not decrease the consumption
of whiskey, but John G. Capers,
who is at the head of the govern
ments internal revenue department
and has the record before him, says
the manufacture of intoxicating
liquors decreased 40,000,000 gallons
in the United States during the last
ear. Such [a statement from
a" source" should encourage]
ofcibitionists and should cause
them to press forward with greater
determination than ever. Are you
not glad that Edgefield county had
a part in.making that reduction of
Wide-awake Den ti s ts.
The dentists of Charleston, some j
seventeen or more in number, have
^formed an association for mutual
protection against "dead beats." I
.Wben an individual becomes in
debted to one dentist and neglects
or refuses to pay the account all
other professional men in the city
of "like faith and order" are noti
fied, and his or her name (more
probably "his") is put on the black
list. Then, ever afterwards, if thin
individual be overtaken with tooth
ache, instead of seeking relief in an
upholstered dental chair, he has to
promenade upon the "bqttry" in the
wee small hours of the night and
he lulled by the roar of the deep.
Every profession and every town |
should' organize against "dead
National Government Should Aid
The hundreds of millions of dol
lars that flow annually into the na
tional' 'treasury " come, indirectly if
not directly, from the pockets of the
masses of the people. And yet those
Who bear the greatest portion of the
tax burdem receive only a modicum
in return. It is probable that con
gress will make an appropriation of |
$500,000,00 for the further im
provement of riversj harbors and
canals, but J.o^^n^ent.. of... public
money is ever expended on the pub
lic roads of the country. The mil
lions of bales of cotton that are an
nually produced, to say nothing of
corn, grain and other produce, must
be hauled to market over, in many
instances, almost impassable roads,
not one mile of which does the gov
ernment aid in improving. No one |
will question the fact that the rivers
should be rendered navigable and
harbors improved, but simple jus
tice demands that the national gov
ernment should also come to the aid
of the millions of people who reside
in.the country districts far removed
from railroads and water courses.
When the farmers of the country
shall have perfected their organiza
tion and demand their rights
through their representatives, then
will we see national appropriations
made for the improvement of the
pubiic highways of the country.
Dr. D. A. J. Bell Writes Very
Interestingly in the Reminis
cent Vein. Encouraging
W*rds for The Ad
Dear Advertiser: While I ara
living in the present, trying to keep
abreast of the times, and hopeful of
the future, therefore not old, I got
in a reminiscent frame of mina to
day while traveling from patient to
patient, and lived a short while my
childhood over again. I thought of
the first men of whom I remember
i (outside my own folks), and there
came to my mind Dr. John Lake,
I then Mr. Luke Culbreath, Mr. Ran
I som Timmerman, all neighbors of
my boyhood, nearest to me, whom
I saw oftenest. I could see Dr. Lake
come into our home with his pal
metto cane, and fell the top of said
cane upon my head, as he was wont
to playfully teas? .: I could see Mr.
Culbreath ride off on old Joe, iii s
arms flopping as he rode his old
gray from my father's door: also
Mr. Timmerman as he often sat up
on the porch wrappiujr one lop:
around the other as he would cross
his lower extremities: then I could
see my mother in one corner darn
ing socks, Luther, Sallie and I play
ing on the floor while my dear old.
father, after the day's toil, would
diligently scan the dear old Adver
tiser. Dearsainted old people: "gone
the way of all the earth, how their
memory brought to me tender and
social recollections of childhood's
past. Of old time friends, The Ad
vertiser still survives: the first pa
per, yes, the only paper I knew
about in those youthful days. I re
member to have asked my father if
Hhere were . other papers in other
counties, to which he said yes, and
I, supposing all other county papers
would be called Advertiser, with
the county name prefixed, -asked
him if he ever saw a copy of the
Of oourse he explained to me
telling me of the Press and Banner,
What changes hath time wrought.
Then The Advertiser contained
only a small amount of reading
matter except locals and advertise
ments, though how carefully it was
read, advertisements and all. I re
member once to have heard Maj.
LaGrone say, that he read every
word in The Advertiser twice be
fore he filed his papers. (They filed
t\em then in the corner on a string.)
Apropos to this, while I am remi
niscent, I remember to have heard
my old aunt, who was a very intel
ligent and well' informed woman,
say that any young person who
would read thoughtfully a weekly
paper for ten years would at the end
of that time be a well informed
person. If that statement be true
about those ancient days about
which I am writing, what excuse
has a^young person now for not
being informed, surrounded as he is
by not only our improved weeklies,
but by our ably edited dailies that
come to our homes, though the said
young person be debarred by pov
I erty from entering our colleges, or
seminaries of learning.
But I am digressing. I started
out'mainly to congratulate The Ad
vertiser upon the beautiful Christ
mas number of " r paper, a thing
incredible forty ~ . ago. In tone,
in spirit, in hanical make, in
literary merit, 3 our Christmas num
ber ?B a credit to our county as well
as state and I congratulate you.
Verily the "sun do move" as shown
not only in yours but your esteem
ed contemporary, .. the Edgefield
The following Sovereigns attend
ed the unveiling of the W. O. W.
monument to Sovereign John Wash,
of Rehoboth, Sunday-: Sor. R. W.
Edmunds, E. Tu Christian, J. W.
Christian, L. ll. Cartlidge, .1. I.
Beasly, Tom Barrett, R. S. Black
well and the writer.
Mr. L. F. Dorn has returned from
the Baptist state convention and re
ports a fine meeting.
Mrs. L. F. Dorn, Miss Lena White
and Clifford Robertson are on the
sick list this week. Glad to report
Rosada Talbert bettor who has been
quite sick about a week.
Mr. Claud Parks and wife, who
married Miss Lizzie May Tompkins,
of Augusta, a few days ago are at
home to their freinds in Parksville.
For Rent: The six-room resi
dence of Mr. R. W. Timmoris. For
terms, etc., apply to
Medicine That is Medicine.
"I have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints,
but I have now found a remedy
that keeps me well, and that reme
dy is Electric Bitters; a medicine
that is medicine for stomach and
liver troubles, and for run down con
ditions" says W.C Kiestler, of Hal
iday, Ark., Electric Bitters purify
nd enrich the blood, tone up the
erves and impart vigor and ener gy
o the weak. Your money will be re
unded if it fails to help you. 50c at
W E Lynch & Co., Penn & Hol
stein, successors to G L Penn &
S on drug stores.
Christmas Fruit Cake.
Now is the time to provide the
Christmas fruit cake. We have
seeded raisins, currants, citron nuts,
figs, extracts, etc.
Dunovant & Co.
A Subscriber for Fifty-seven
Few indeed are the newspapers
whose subscription list' contain
names of persons who have been
subscribers for more than half a
hundred years. The Advertiser has
the distinction of having one sub
scriber, Mr. F. E. Rinehart, who
has been receiving the paper regu
larly for fifty-seven years. In a note
to the editor, Mr. Rinehart says, "I
have been taking The Advertiser
for fifty-seven years straight." . /
It gives ns peculiar pleasure to
be able to present to our readers this
?, / t?
week a cut of The Advertiser's old
est and greatly honored subscriber,
who now receives his paper regular
ly every week without a cent of cost
to him. May this sterling citizen of
Saluda county, formerly Edgefield,
live yet many years.
The Johnston Chapter Ul D. C.
Will Visit County Home,
Musical and Many So
cial Gatherings Plan
The beautiful Christmas edition
of the Edgefield Advertiser has been
eliciting the admiration of all who
have seen a copy. Not only were the
grown folks pleased, but even the
children clamored for it. It was
well worth the delay of two days
to receive such an interesting paper.
A very interesting meeting of the
D. of C. was held on last Thursday
afternoon. Several plans for the
future were arranged, one being the
visit to the County Home during
the holidays on December 80th.
While there, the Daughters will
hold especial service, at the time
placing one of the iron crosses on
the grave of Veteran Coleman, who
died at the County Home.
Mr. J. L. Walker, who has been
in the Augusta hospital under treat
ment, returned a few days ago, much
Mrs. A. C. Mobl?y whd has been
confined to her bed for two v/eeks.
with an attack of grip is able ;to be
Mrs. Mark Cox, of Savannah,
Ga., is the guest of her parents, M ri
and Mrs. J. W. Hester.
Mrs. Lizzie Landrum and Miss
Hortense Landrum, of Batesburg,
have been spending a few days at
the home of Mr. Geo. Landrum.
Mr. Ed Penn, who has bad charge
of the Wertz hotel, will move at an
early day to Batesburg. Mr. Wertz
wall again assume proprietorship.
Messrs. J. L. Oxner and Clark
Crouch have returned from Tenn.,
where they went to purchase stock
for their stables. >- \
Mrs. M. D. Williams, of Augus
ta, has been visiting her brother,
Dr. C. F. Strother.
Two of our townsmen were very
unfortunate last week. Rev. B. J.
Guess had the misfortune to lose a
valuable buggy horse, and Mr. Joe
Cox had a fine mule kicked to death.
The mule had been sold, and was to
have been delivered to the party the
On Monday evening December
.21st, at the school auditorium a
delightful musical will be given,
under the direction of Miss Lillie
Parrish, instructor. Miss Parrish is
a musician of rare ability, and the
class of mur - is a very large one.
Mrs. Mai aleen Austin, of Au
gusta, visiteu her aunt, Mrs. J.
Jacobs, last week.
Mr. L. F. Dorn, of Pancsville, has
been visiting his daughter, Mrs. J.
Miss Maybelle Denny is at home
after a pleasant visit to friends in
Miss Elise Carwile and Mr. Zack
Carwile, of Ridge, visited relatives
here this wreek.
Rev. M. L. Lawson has been
granted a two weeks' absence for
the holidays, and will leave this
week for his old hoihe in Louisiana,
where he will enjoy a family re-un
Mrs. Wallace B. Tompkins is the
guest of her cousin, Mrs. Edwin
The young folks from the various
colleges will begin to arrive for the
Christmas holidays the last of the
week, and a round of pleasure is
being planned for their enjoyment.
Mrs. Henry Forrest and her pret
ty young daughter, Miss Ethel,
visited at the home of Mrs. Willie
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Walton at
tended the burial of Mr. Luther
Walton, which took place on Satur
day at Good Hope.
Mr. Will Lott and little Elizabeth,
were welcome visitors here on Sun
Mrs. L. B. Rushton, of Batesburg,
made a short visit to friends here
Miss Annie Waters, who is
stenographer for a firm in A ngusta,
has been visiting at the home of
lier father, Capt. P. B. Waters.
Lodge W. ?&^Canjfie? Cold
Spring, Monument Unveiled, :?
Pastor J. T. littlejohn
Yard for Flowers.
The monument to Sov. John Wash"
deceased, of Cold Spring WV 0. W.
camp, was unveiled at Rehoboth
cemetery on Sunday. It being an
ideal day for traveling, there was
a large crowd present. Members of
our camp, together with others from
various camps, gathered at the
school house and marched to the.
cemetery and there they formed in,
wedge shape around the grave. In
side the wedge were the relatives of
the deceased and those who took
part in the ceremony. "Nearer my
God to Thee" was sung in soft and,
touching tones by Miss Weinona
Strom, and "Oh why should the
spirit of mortal be proud"' was re
cited in an admirable manner by
Miss Sallie Smith. The usual dedica
tory ceremony was gone through
with and the crowd marched into'
the church. After the song "Jesus
lover of my soul" was sung arid:
prayer offered, the address was* de
livered by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. .
In the address he brought out
clearly and forcably many of the
great principles and objects of
Woodcraft. Some wh ich he stated
were; to make better men out of
each member; care for the sick and
unfortunate; aid those left behind
by the. death of those upon whom
they depended. And he dwelt for
some time upon its object of giving
an honorable burial to its deceased
There were about one hundred
sovereigns present, showing that:
there is a large number in our coun
ty, and bringing forth the thought
that if the W. O. W's. wedge and
all was used with all its power to
sever the good from the evil and
destroy the strongholds of satan
in our county that great wouid be
the results thereof. f
We have here about, if not quite*
the strongest camp and best lodge
.hall in the county and it is still,
Our pastor and his wife appre
ciate very much the kindness shown
them by the Rehoboth women by
giving them a handsome quilt made
by their loving hands.
Mr. Ed Holmes has commenced
to move his belongings into our
community and will bring his fami
ly soon. We give them a cordial
Mr. West Wood is going over
into Saluda to get himself a wife.
Will say more about it later.
Mrs. Henry Bussey is visiting
Her daughter in Anderson.
Some of Red Hill's strong and.
enthusiastic young n\en, together
with our pastor, gathered at the
church on'last Saturday with horses,
plows, hoes, shovels and other tools
and prepared the grounds for flow
ers of different kinds and grass.
Come to see them next spring.
To the kind words said about The
Advertiser by Dr. Bell in his arti
cle last week, I would like to say^
amen, and add God speed the day
when we will have more Christian
men controlling our papers, leading'
in politics, and training the chil
dren of our land.
Numerous petitions are being
sent to Santa Cluas from both
young ar 1 'i and we can imagine
him lo? .g his automobile with
toys and many interesting things
for the little children but on the
rear seat there are friends, sweet-"
hearts, sons, and daughters, from
various parts of the country, from
schools, counters, desks and plow
handles, who will gladden the hearts
of the Red Hill people.
X. Y. Z.
Leggett's Premier cheese, sea
shell macaroni 15c, 2 pounds for 25c.
May & Prescott.
Statement of the Condition of
The Farmers Bank
located at Edgefield, S. C., at the
close of business November 27th, 1908.
Loans, and Discounts , $148,220 85
Overdrafts . 18,344 94
Banking House 2,500 00.
Furniture and " Fixtures 1,540 00
Due from Banks and Trust \ '/
Companies 56,212 79
Currency 3,183 00'
Gold 480 00
Silver and other Coin 566 89
Checks and Cash Items 776 01
Total $226,824 48
Capital Stock Paid in $58,000 00
Surplus Fund 30,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid -\ 5,468 44
Due to Banks and Trust
Companies 1,288 94
Individual Deposits Subject . .
to Check 42,802 48
Time Certificates 69,264 62
Bills Payable 20,000 00
Total $226,824 48
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OP EDGEFIELD,
Before me came W. H. Hading,
Cashier of the above named bank who,
being duly sworn, says the above arid
foregoing statement is a true condition
of said bank, as shown by the books of
W. H. HARLING.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 12th day of December, 1908.
Edwin H. Folk, (L. S.)
Not. Pub. S. C.
W. B. PENN,
A. E. PADGETT,
EDWIN H. FOLK.
. Notice to Taxpayers;"'
? The county Auditor's. office will
|"be open for. the purpose of receiving
tax . returns from the 1st day of
January to the 20th of February
1909 -.'inclusive, after which date
the law imposes the addition of
fifty cents penalty to th? dollar for
neglect or refusal to make returns.
The law requires a full return of all
property owned or managed by
husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or in a fiduciary capaci-1
1 ty, and to note all transfers of real
estate. All male citizens between
the ages of twenty one and sixty
years of age are required to pay a
poll tax of one dollar each, except
those exempt by law.
J. B. Haltiwanger,
Come to us for right prices on
domestics. 4-4 brown Sea Island
at 5 cents ; GiDghams at 5 cents.
The high standard in ail "mercban
dise will le kept up.
Cobb's Old Stand.
Go to Rives Bros. for Mendel's
handsome washable Tailored
Waists from $1.00 to $3.50. Ladies'
beautiful neckwear and collars.
Thc death angel visited our com
munity early Monday morning,
December 7th inst, and took from
our midst one of our best citizens,
Mr. W. L. Talbert. His remains
were laid to rest on Sunday evening
in the Rehoboth cemetery by the
side of his beloved wife who pre
ceded him to the grave over three
years ago. The burial service was
conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. T.
.Littlejohn. Mr. Talbert was an old
Confederate soldier, a kind father,
good neighbor and a Christian
gentleman. The bereaved ones have
our prayers and heartfelt sympathy
in their dark hour of sorrow and
we point them to a loving Father
yrho doeth all things well.
On last Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock the Woodmen of Cold
Spring camp gathered at Rehoboth
l and unveiled the monument erected
j oy the Woodmen, of the World tc
the memory of Mr. J. D. Wash
"Numerous Woodmen from the camps
L?f Parksville, Phim Branch, Liberty
Hill and Bold Spring joined in the
ceremony. The exercises were well
carried out by the officers, with
Rev. J T. Littlejohn as master of
.ceremonies. During the ceremony
Miss Sallie Smith, from Red Hill,
reeited beautifully a selection, "Why
-phould the spirit of mortal be proud."
About four hundred people witness
ed the ..solemn but beautiful exer
cises and seemed much impressed
by its teaching. After \the unveiling
Ceremony was over the Woodmen
i marched to the church, the crowd
following, where we listened to an
I excellent address by our pastor, Rev.
J. T. Littlejohn, on some of the
benefits derived from Woodcraft.
Mr. W. A. Winn is erecting a
beautiful six room cottage.
Mr. R. A. Wash has moved into
his beautiful new home.
Mr. J. P. Sullivan is having a
I nice dwelling erected.
Mr. R. D. Seigler is having a
well sunk by Mr. W. A. Strom's
well drill. .
Leggett's Premier oat meal, also
May & Prescott.
Cinco, Franklin and Astoretts
May & Prescott.
Ready For Christmas.
Do your Christmas shopping ear
ly. The gift you want may be gone
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Leggett'sfresh oatmeal and corn
5 B. Timmons.
* .Statement of the condition of
THE MM OF EDGEFIEItO
located at Ed ge field, S. C., at the close
of business Nov. 27th, 1908.
Loans andibiscounts $191,113 95
Overdraft!*. 653 01
Banking Hbuse 4,073 95
Furniture and Fixtures 1,596 98
I Other Real Estate 434 85
I Due from Banks and Trust
Companies 15,144 70
[.Currency . ? - 4,469 00
['Gold 1,187 50
Silver, and other Coin 1,229 67
.Checks and Cash Items 57 10
Total $219,960 71
Capital Stock Paid in . ' $57,400 00 j
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid 13,728 98|
Due to Banks and Trnst
Companies 792 121
Individual Deposits subject
to Check 41,123 871
Time Certificates of Deposit 106,915 74 j
Total " $219,960 71
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came E. J. MlMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition ot said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. MlMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before' me
this the 10th of Dec, 1908.
B. B. JONES, (L. S.) Not. Pub. S. C.
J. C. SHSPPARn,
A. S. TOMPKINS
W. W. ADAMS,
We are glad to announce to o ur
customers that we have again re
ceived a shipment of the celebrated
"White Star" coffee, which has
been so popular among our patrons.
^PENN <fe HOLSTEIN,
Successors to G L Penn & Son.
A Dangerous Operation.
Is the removal of the appendix
by a surgeon. No one takes Dr.
King's New Life Pills is ever sub
jected to this frightful ordeal. They
work so quietly you don't feel them.
They cure constipation, headache,
billiousness and malaria. 25c at W
E Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn & Son, drug
For Sale: A large, new twelve
room house, tenant house, barn, sta
bles, and other out houses, and
twelve acres of land, all within the
incorporate limits of Edgefield, S.
C. The land is all under good wire
fences, and divided into three fields,
a pasture, garden, horse and cow
lots, a fine orchard of apples, .pears,
peaches, cherries, Burbank and
Abundance plums, pecan trees, and
fine vineyard. A good well and
plenty of water. Apply to
J. B. Haltiwanger.
We solicit your prescription
busiueBS. Utmost care ie exer
cised iii compouodiDg prescrip
tions and ODly pure, fresh drugs
are used. Our prices are very
PENN & HOLSTEIN,
G. L. Penn (fe Son.
A Gift Th
The great excitement o
piano arrives on Christ
reason for pleasure if
reliable firm of
When the family come
there can't be too much n
gest stock, and finest coli?
Artistic Pianos ever assem
of them are in rich, beai
Mahogany veneers, especi
Our Furniture Departr
goods that will make hanc1
and our pricebare lowen
to see us before you doy(
We have anticip
our patrons and of
lie and have prov
gifts with which a g
and homes will be
We have rather escher
ties and have provided 1
ford comfort and enjoyn
to the home circle, as we
Besides a f?llst?
chandise, we have
Suitable for C
and will be highly
by those who receiv
We invite you to call an*
space will not permit us to
We alwayB carry compiete as
sortment of fresh drugs and give
especial attention iq all prescrip
tions sent us. A shore of your
patronage solicited. 1 1
R. Timmon*. j
Cranberries, fresh English wal
nuts, Brazil nuts, pecans avid ^al
May & Prescott.
.lust received a fine line of French
candies, also a superior quality of
Dunovant & Co. -
Seeded raisins, London laryer
raisins, citron, new crop prunes and
Just received 100 gallons of
Floor Pal ut} Let us supply your
ft. Tim mons. .
Fr sh Honey can be found at
the store of the Edgefield Mercan
"iris" the finest patent flower.
May & Prescott.
Spanish peppers and Old Vir
gi nia fish roe.
May & Prescott.
New Crop Georgia Syrup just r
Dunovant & Co.
Don't fail to visit our 10 cen
counter. We have some startling
values for the money.
W. E. Lynch <&Co.
y a Mer
f the year-when the new
mas Day. There's double
it comes from the old
;s together on Christmas
lusic. Wei have the lar -
;ction of High Grade, and
bled under one roof. M?ny
Lititully figured Mahogany
?ally selected forourChrist
nent is piled full of fine
[some Christmas presents,
than ever. It will pay you
Dur Xmas shopping.
ated the naeds of
the Edgefield pub
ided many useful
;reat number hearts
wed the perishable novel
ee useful things that af
lent to the individual and
?Has being beutiful and
)ck of staple m?r
scores that are
hist rna s Gifts,
appreciated as siich
inspect what we have as
mention it in detail.