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J. L. MIMS .... EDITOR
ONE i'EAR Bl 50
SIX MONTHS .75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 1909.
jBy reading a man does, aa ita
? were, ante-di. e his life, and ?
? make himself contemporary |
Public Sentiment Not Reflected.
The fact that some of the twen
ty-one "dry" counties, as shown on
the map on our first page, are rep
resented in the general assembly by
delegations partly or entirely op
posed to state prohibition, does not
necessarily mean that a majority of
the voters of those counties likewise
oppose such a measure. In local or
county elections, the personal popu
larity ,.or personality of a candidate
often attracts voters to a greater ex
tent than the position that he may
take upon a given issue", especially
is this true when there is no direct
issue before the people. If we mis
take not, there are one or more pro
hibitionists members of delegations j
from some of the "wet" counties.
Anderson, a prohibition county, has
one dispensary advocate on its dele
gation, the remainder being prohi
The Tennessee situation also
clearly shows that the views of the
successful candidate do not always
reflect the sentiment of the people.
Last summer, the lamented tJarmack,
prohibition candidate for governor,
was defeated, and Patterson, the
whiskey candidate, was elected, yet
. the voters of Tennessee at the same
time elected a legislature that adopt
ed state-wide prohibition by an
Enter the corn growers' contest. I
Visiting the Public Schools.
Miss Mary T. Nance,' whose com
ing The Advertiser announced some j
time ago, is now making a tour of j
the schools of our county. She
began with Plum Branch on Wed
nesday morning of .this week, ad
dressing the Parksville school Wed
nesday evening. Thursday morning
she will go to Modoc, and on to
Clark's Hill that afternoon. Fri- j
day morning she will meet with the j
pupils and patrons of the Faifa and
Flat Rock schools at the latter place,
and in the afternoon visit the Col
liers\ school. Saturday morning
Miss Nance will reach Edgefield, re
maining here the guest of Mrs. J. L.
Mims until Monday. Bright and
early Moriday morning she will go
to Red Hill to fulfill an engagement,
thence to the Branson school in the
afternoon. From the latter place
Miss Nance will go to Miss Pauline.
Byrd's school Tuesday morning,
reaching Berea in the afternoon.
Wednesday morning she will be car
ried to Meeting Street, returning in
the afternoon by way of McKendree.
Thursday morning an engagement
has been made with the Trenton
High School, visiting the Lott
school in the afternoon. Engage
ments will probably be made with
the Harmony and Philippi schools
Friday. This will end Miss Nance's
work in our county at this time. r
Miss Nance being one of the fore-1
most educators in South. Carolina, [
the people of our county are indeed
fortunatein having her spend ten
days among them. The teachers,
trustees and patrons should do their
utmost to secure large audiences to
hear this very gifted young woman.
A golden opportunity is before
them. Will they improve it?
Lee County's Fine Land.
Mr. R. T. Strom stopped over in
Edgefield'Saturday whiie en route
from a week's visit to his daughter,
Miss Sallie May Strom, who is teach
ing near Lamar, S. C. Mr. Strom
was very favorably impressed with
the fine farming lands of Lee coun
ty that sell from $50 to $150 per
acre, but he did not approve of the
business methods of the farmers.
They average a bale of cotton to
the acre but produce very little corn.
While in Bishopville he saw these
cotton farmers already buying bacon
at time prices." Mr. Strom says he
saw fertile fields that measured seven
miles across but practically all is
devoted to cotton. Barns are sel
dom ever seen, the hay and fodder
being stacked out in weather. Mr.
Strom admired the fine lands and
- fell in love/with many Of the peo
ple, but questions the judgment of
the Lee county farmers. *
Brave Fire Laddies.
Often receive severe burns, put
ting out fires, then use Bucklen's
Arnica Salve and forget them. It
soon drives out pain for burns,
scalds, wounds, cuts and bruises its
earth's greatest healer. Quickly
cures skin eruptions, old sores, boils,
ulcers, felons; best pile cure made.
Relief is instant. 95c at W E.
Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein
successors to G L Penn. & Son,
PROGRESSIVE RED HILL.
Miss Nance Will Visit Red Hill
School, Spelling1 match, Gas
Plants Will be Installed.
This Red Hill mud is about dry
and we can get along without hav
ing it clinging to ris and showing
its friendship for the pedestrian.
Some days ago Mr. .Mart Quarles,
accompanied by several ^ ? e from
this community, went over near
Johnston and was wedded to Miss
Betty Bledsoe, one of the attractive
ladies ?f that neighborhood and
j brought her. home to reign, in his
I new house. Mart is one of our in
dustrious and deserving young men
and we extend to them our congrat
ulations and best wishes. May
prosperity smile on all their under
Among the recent visitors at Rose
Cottage have been Miss Lila Lanham
the efficient young teacher of the
Prescott school, and Misses' Julia
and Fannie*. Strom, two of Reho
both's most popular young" ladies.
Our widely known and esteemed
I friend, Mr. John Hughey accompa
nied, by#Mr. Strom another one of
Rehoboth'sstand-bys, paid us a, fly
ing visit on fest Friday. x
The Woman's Missionary'Society
of Red Hill church held one of its
regular meetings at the home of Mrs
Henry Quarles on Thursday
noon. The meeting was well attend
ed , and after the usual exercise dain
ty refreshments were served.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn was in Co
lumbia on the twentieth in the inter
est of statewide prohibition.
Miss Lula Quarles was at home
last Saturday and Sunday.
The pupils of our school had an
interesting spelling match on Friday
afternoon, and Miss Lydia Holmes
remained on the floor after all others
We are looking forward to the
coming of Miss Nance, the represen
tative of the South Carolina Schoo
Improvment association to visit our
school next Mondavi at this meeting j
it is desired that all of the fathers f
and mothers and any others interest- ^
ed in the school attend.
Some of our progressive and far- t
seeing citizens have been considering v
the question of lighting their homes ^
places of business, society hall, etc
with acetylene gas. We know of i
numbers of Edgefield homes in (
which a plant has been placed, and i
such good reports? cornel from th?m j
that we want them in our town. i
X. Y Z. f
Resolutions Adopted by the Trus-1
tees of The Edgefield School
Whereas, the amount of funds
apportioned for the' schools in the
Edgefield School district for the
Scholastic year 1908-1909 have been
found insufficient i(? pay the Teach
ere necessarry to teach said schools
for the term of usual length, the
amount apportioned to said district
for the scholastic year 1908-1909 be
ing Six Hundred ($600.00) dollars
less than the amount apportioned
for the scholastic year 1907-1908;
Whereas, we the trustees believe
it to be for the best interests of the
school, the children and the people
of our school district that the schools
should be run for the scholastic year
1908-1909 to the 15th day of May
1909; Now, therefore,
Be It Resolved: That we the trus
tees of the Edgefield School District
authorize the superintendent and
teachers of the schools in this dis
trict to continue after the public
fund has been exhausted until May
15th, 1909, and that a reasonable | ?
tuition fee be fixed by the trustees
of this district as, follows:
$3.00 for the first and second grades;
$4.00 for the third and fourth grades;
$5.00 for all grades above these.
It being understood that these fees
shall cover the tuition for the respec
tive grades for two and one half
months after the public fund has ex
hausted, or until May 15tb, 1909.
( A. E. PADGETT,
\ A. S. TOMPKINS, *
( j. T. MCMANUS.
Jan. 22nd, 1909. As Trustees.
Seed That Succeed.
When your buy seed get the best.
We carry Landreth's celebrated
garden and field seed. Fresh stock
just received. Let us have your or- j
W. E. Lynch &Co.
For Rent: A five-room residence;
possession given at once.
J. L. Mims.
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 pejftalty to the 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 c?paci
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. R. Timmerman,
Enter the corn growers' contest
Mr. and Mrs. Giles D. Mims
Celebrated the Twenty-fifth
Anniversary of Their
Marriage at Their Beau
tiful Country Home.
There is ;U0 more prosperous
community in the county than the
Faifa community, now only sixteen
miles southwest of the court house,
but the bad roads at one time made
it well-nigh thirty. Here lands that
were a drag on the .market many
years ago at two and three dollars
per acre now find ready purchasers
at handsome prices. Faifa farmsmn
like many farms in the county, bear
the marks of good management and
prosperity. Most of the residences,
are well painted, fences and out
buildings are all in excellent repair
md the large, well-tilled fields are
One of the prettiest homes in the
Faifa section, modern in design as
well as in all of its appointments,
is that of Mr. and Mrs. Giles D.
Mims. Mr. Mims came from the
sand hills of Lexington to the red
hills of Edgefield in 1879. Five
vears later, on January 25th, 1884,
this young Lexingtonian led a fair
laughter of Edgefield, Miss Sallie
Whatley, to the altar, where Rev.
Greorge W. Bussey invoked Heav
en's richest blessings upon them as
?nan and wife. On Monday after
noon last, January 25, from two to
live, Mr. and Mrs. Mims celebrated
their silver wedding in a most be
?oming manner. It was the writer's
privilege, accompanied by Mrs.
Mims, to share the joys of this ex
?eedingly delightful occasion.
On approaching this beautiful
?ountry retreat, one is impressed
vi th the fact that the hand of an
irtist designed and fashioned the
m pro vernen ts on the premises. The
ront yard is terraced and enclosed
vitli a massive stone and concrete
vail, with stone steps leading from
he public thoroughfare. The air
vas laden with the perfume of
dolets and roses which despite this
?id-winter Season were blooming
n great profusion upon the lawn. I
)n the long southern piazza two j
arge lemon and orange trees were
?asking in the sunshine, the lemon
tanging with golden f,ruit and fra
rant blossoms peeping from be
leath the deep green orang? f?li
The lovely floral and evergreen
iecorations in the spacious hall,
?mich greeted one on crossing the
hreshold, were suggestive of wed
ling bells and plighted troths. As
he guests arrived they were ushered
nto the large liront ^parlor, where
he "bride" and "'groom," who for a
[uarter of a century hav? shared
ach others joys and sorrows, greet:
d them most cordialty.
Mrs. Mims, with^ the bloom of
routh yet upon her cheeks, was be
lomingly clad in a beautiful gown
>f the latest mode, having failed to
?reserve the old-styled bridal cos
ume, while Mr. Mims, erect, active
,nd as gallant as of yore, was clad
n the same broadcloth suit that he
yore when his knees quaked and
rembled as a groom. This Prince
Ubert, possibly the oldest in the
,'ounty, was made of the finest fab
le and is well preserved. The
'groom" laughingly remarked to
he "bride" that he is keeping it to
lon when he goes out after hersuc
Assembled in the large darkened
larlor, lighted by soft, silvery beams
rpm numbers of tapers, the con-1
:enial company engaged in delight-1
ul social intercourse, relating many
tumorous anecdotes and experiences
ncident to their courtship in the
For All Cr
Known For Over Fe
tatty Used By 1
years gone by. Rev. George W.
Bussey, the minister who officiated
at the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Minis, was, with the exception nf
the "groom'', decidedly the most
youthful gentleman present. As the
expression .goes, he . was off of his
dignity on this gala occasion, and
kept those gathered about him in
an uproar of laughter. With un
bridled, tongue, Rev. Mr. Bussey j
related a number of boyhood ex
periences and told jokes at the ex
pense of his brother, Mr. Pat Bus
sey, who sat athis side.'*.
Diversion was given to these
short hours of social intercourse by
sweet strains from the- handsome
new piano which responded to the
touch of Mrs. George Whatley, and
by the fruit punch, the bowl being
presided over in the hall by pretty
Miss Emma Mims. After sipping
this delicious beverage, what mor
tal would thirst for anything bette
Finally, the princely wedding
dinner was announced, "the "bride"
and "'groom" leading the way, arm
in arm, as of twenty-five years ago
After an appropriate invocation by
I Rev. Mr. Bussey, "he guests were
seated about three very large tables
[upon which .were Spread spotless
linen and artistic centre pieces
Crystal vases containing violets and
roses, all plucked from the garden
without, lent fragrance and beauty
to the scene.
The dinner ?was served in courses,
the first being- oyster stew, pickles
and crackers. The second course con
sisted of turkey, chicken salad, ham,
potato salad, sandwiches and liglit
bi ad. Next, two kinds of gelatine
v \ wnippwert cream, fruit cake,
< ?olaU.?nd?.pound cake. These
\ followed by delightfully Brew
: the conclusion of this^princely |
F?* :, Rev. Mr. Bussey, by request,
ar se and in giving utterance to very
appropriate words, began by say
ing: "There stood before me twen
ty-five yeahs ago an auburn-haired
young mai and young woman who
to-day sit before me silver crown
ed." v Afttr Mr. Bussey had con
cluded, Mi. J. L. Minis also gave
expression to sentiments befitting
this very beautiful occasion.
Spread tpon a table in th*- parlor
were a nunber of very handsome
pieces of ?lverware, betokening thc.
abiding lore and esteem in ? which
Mr. and Mrs.-Giles JD. Mims are
held al ike by kindred and friends.
Along yith the "smiling of pros
perity" urpn Mr. and Mrs. Mims,
Heaven bis-blessed them with five
children,-a^jm, Fred, four bri^ht^j
beautiful; daughters, Lizzie, Annie
May, Enima and Sallie. The oldest
daughter, Lizi?, graduated from
the South Coolina Co-Educational
Institute last summer and is now
teaching a la-ge school at.Modo?.
The otheY gills are all in school.
Next June. Annie May will be
among the ' sveet girl graduates."
So exceedirgly delightful was this
25 th weddin? anniversary that the
guests, thouga some resided great
distances, lhgered till nightfall.
Sickness presented thc attendance
of some of Mr. Mims' relatives,
causing also the absence of friends
whose presence wonld have added
pleasure to the occasion. Besides
the inmates of the home, among
those presen! were Mr. and Mrs. P.
H. Bussey* Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Whatley, ilr. and Mrs. J. C.
Whatley, Rjv. G. W. Bussey, Mr.
George Dorl, Mrs. W. T. Prescott,
Mr. Oliverljrince, Miss Rebie Mor
gan, Mr. T.jR. Whatley, Mr. and
Mrs. P. B. yhatley. Mr. and Mrs
J. L. Mims.;
ops |nd FOP
That Have Been
>rty Years And Profi
Pwo Generations of
That Contain The
and Make Your
Charleston S. C.
Union Meeting Program.
The union meeting of tte first
division of the Edgefield asso
ciation will meet with Mountain
Creek church Saturday and Sunday
January SOI h-31st.
10:00 a. m.-Devotional exercises
by the moderator.
10:30-Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from eh arches.
1st. Query-^The Christian's duty
in suppressing the unlawful sale of
whiskey in a community, W. L.
Johnson, A. S. Tompkins, Rev. D.
W. Heckle. ?
2nd. Query-Some reasons why
the Baptist Courier ought to go
into every Baptist home. J. M. j
Rambo, J. L. Mi ms, Dr. C. E, ?
3rd. Query-Christian benevo- j
lenee: What percent of the Chris
tian's income belongs to the Lord,
W. E. Lott, O. Sheppard, Rev. P.
(l) The importance of better]
common schools, R. T. Strom, W.
D. Holland, F. N. K.'Bailey.
(a) The importance of the De- ?
nominational colleges, J. M. Gaines,
W. A. Kart, Dr. C. E.. Burts.
5th. Query-Church attendance,
its importance: Is it on the decline?
If so, some reasons why, J. D. Ar
rington, Walton Fuller and Rev.
P. P. Blalock.
Sunday morning ll o'clock,
3peech by Dr. C. E. Burts, Duty of
church members to Sunday school.
12:00-Missionary sermon by j
Rev. D. W. Heckle or Rev. P. P.
2:30-Temperance mass meeting)
with short speeches by A. S. Tomp
kins, O. Sheppard, F. K. K. Bailey,
Rev. D. W. Heckle, Rev. P. P.
Blalock, Dr. C. E. Burts.
J. E. Johnst m, for committee.
Start the new year right by com
ng to us for your blank books. We
lave a large stock of ledgers, jour-" ?
lals, cash and day books.
. , ' W. E. Lynch & Co.
In making this our twentie
generous treatment pf us in t
port and good will now, than
ture as we have endeavored to
Without any attempt of egoti
care of our friends who see fi
ure of joy and prosperity for
A few of our Specialties fo
The best brands of Fe:
sand we are willing to h
?stock Fertilizer Speciall
fertilizers and Fertilizii
B. F. Avery's complete line
ig Cultivators-Disc Plows
id in fact all of Avery's Spe
The Old Reliable Gantt Gi
The Best Heart Shingles-(
American Steel and Wire <
ie that you will not find in i
Just in a train load of Cott<
We have just received a lar
trade so as to save them mont
dlings, and you will come bael
REMEMBER; Our price
on Fertilizers or anything else
We have Calcium Carbide :
stock of G. A. S. is derived fi
Appointment at Trenton
Crown and Bridgework a Special
731 Green St., Atusta, Ga.
J AS. S. BYto,
EDGEFIELD, S A
Office over Post-0 be.
James A. Bobe,
johnston, S, C.
Office over News-Monitor Office.
: CMTIL li, taurvnA y
J. H. P. ROPER
Edgef?eld, S. C.
Rhod? Island Reds
Eggs $1.50 per 15
Place Your Orders Early.
Fl eek heeded ly birds hem
Fertilizers For 1909
The Edgef?eld Mercantile Company takes this
opportunity of thanking the public for the liberal
patronage received in the past, and offers again to
sell the best fertilizers manufactured for this market.
G ermofert Fertilizers
Georgia Chemical Fertilizers
Bowkers's Fertilizers >
MacMurphy 's Fertilizers
Kainit, Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of Soda. Top
Dressing, or Cearealites Muriate pf Potash, and
and Lee's Agricultural Lime.
For prices call on Mr. R. C. Padgett at his office
Farm Foi? Sale.
ON TIME AT A BARGAIN
601 acras, Moss Township, Edgefield County, South Cirolina 10
miles northwest of E.igefield Court Hous*, on Abbeville Public
Road, watered by Turkey Creek; known as the David V. Harris
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
SHEPPARD BROS., Attorneys.
?th New Year greeting, allow us to thank you one and all for your
he past and to assure you that we are no less anxious for your - sup
tw^aty years ago, and we intend to conduct ourselves in the fu
do in the past, so as to merit your confidence and patronage,
sm allow us to state that we were never in better condition to take
t to intrust their business with us. We wish you all a full meas
the entire three hundred sixty-five days of 1909.
r this year are as follows:
rtilizers, which have been often tried never denied,
ave you try them again. We also will carry in
les such as Nitrate Soda-Muriate Potash-Dried
i Seed Meal-and in fact every thing in Complete
of farming implements viz.: Stalk Cutters-Riding and Walk
-Disc arid Smoothing Harrows-Acme Harrows-Corn Drills
sane Distributors and Planters.
Careys Paroid Roofing.
Zo's. Fencing; in fact there are but few of the best goods in our
?n Seed Meal and Kainit, move it quick while Roads are good.
ge shipment of flour-some 500 Barrels-which we can sell to our
?y, and still make a living profit. Try a sack of our White Mid
c for more.
s are right and we guarantee to meet any prices made in Edgef?eld
for making Acetelyne Gas, and let us state just here that our entire
Bradley's Quality. |
The farmer who buys BRADLEY'S FERTILIZERS purchases and
receives with every pound of every brand something, the value of
which cannot be reckoned in dollars and cents, viz. : the. direct appli
cation in the manufacture > of the Bradley Brands of all the best
knowledge possessed by mankind on the subject of practical fertili
Whatever the Crop
or the conditions under which it is raised, we can furnish
for it. Ia buying our products you gain all tho benefit of our expe
riments in practical agriculture, covering more than the third of a
century and checked by the experience of hundreds of thousands of
farmers who have used
Fertilzers with unvarying satisfaction upon all kinds of crops and un
der all the varying conditions of soil and climate.
B. D. Sea Fowl Guano. Bradley's Superpotash Acid Ihosphate
Bradley's XX Ammoniated Dissolved Bone. Bradley's Potash C'm'p'd.
Bradley's Cotton Fertilizer Bradley's Dissolved Phosphate
Bradley's High Grade Guano Bradley's High Grade Acid Phosphate.
Bradley's X. X. X. Acid Phosphate.
FOR SALE BY:
W. W. Adams & Company.
Edgef?eld, S. C.
And controlled by the
Ashepoo Fertilizer Company, Charleston, S. C.