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<L L. MI Iii S .... EDITOB
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
WED NE SD Ax", FEB. IO, 1909.
It is one of tho beautiful com*
pensations of life that ao man
can sincerely try to help anoth
er, without helping himself.
Tire ADVEBTISER has entered
upon its seventy-fourth year, having:
been established in February, 1835'
Mtm m ?rn
The figures in County Dispensa
ry Auditor West's official report
are suggestive of old-time state dis
It is said that the United States
supreme court will reach the South
Carolina dispensary case in about
two weeks. The long, seemingly
inexcusable delay, has given the
grafters time to cover up their
The latest in South Carolina
county dispensary circles' is the
building of a church at Livingston,
Orangeburg county, with dispensa
ry profits. Another evidence of the
demoralization wrought by liquor.
Some very knowing scientist at
tributes I the mild weather to the
fact that the earth has drifted three
million miles nearer the sun. If
that be true, don't you hope old
Mother Earth will get back in her
beaten path by July?
Study Your Soil.
Farmers should study carefully
the needs of their soil before ap
plying commercial fertilizers. Some
land needs aci d phosphate and very
. little ammonia, while other land re
quires a quantity of ammonia and
"very little acid or kainit. Fertili
zers may be applied very heavily
but if the lacking elements of plant
food are not supplied, the yield wi.
be unsatisfactory. Probably that is
why some farmers find fault with
certain brands of guano. The guano
was doubtless up to the standard
but the formula was not suited to
the soil upon which it was applied*
Lively Interest manifested.
The corn growers contest will
cost The Advertiser twenty-five dol
lars in gold, without one cent of
direct returns, but we will feel
amply compensated if the farmers
generally enter the contest. 'At
present scores upon scores are mani
festing a very active interest, much
to the writers gratification. The
contest was put on to stimulate and
encourage the farmers throughout the
the county to give more attention
to corn culture. If a large number
enter our purpose will have been
accomplished and we shall be satis
Should Respond Generously.
An appeal has been made to the
banks of the state for contributions
to the indigent family of the brave
policeman who lost his life in an at
tempt to arrest a professional safe
cracker in Laurens last week. To
this appeal the banks should respond
generously, as many citizens have
done. The ranks of safe-crackers
can be reduced by alertness and
proper discharge of duty on thc
part of the officers of the law, and
contributing to so worthy a cause
as the one above referred to will in
spire and encourage these officers in
the discharge of duty.
Bad Management, or What?
Reports of bad business manage,
ment and seeming irregularities are
beginning to come in from county
dispensaries. In his official report
to. the Governor, Dispensary Audi
tor West says the Charleston dis
pensary board awarded a contract
in Augusta for Schlitz beer at
$12.75 per cask when the Schlitz
Brewing company had filed a bid
with the board at $9.40 for the
saine' goods. This board also made
an' award to the Consumers' Beer
Bottling establishment for Budweis
er Deer on a basis of $12.75 per
cask when' other counties in the
state are purchasing the same beer
at $10.75 per cask delivered. In one
instance the county is losing $3.35
pe? cask and $2.00 per cask in the
oj;her. 'The explanation of the board
is largely awaited.
.' Blank Books.
Start the new year right by com
in g to us for your blank books. We
have a large stock of ledgers, jour-"
nais, cash and day books.
AV. E. Lynch & Co. i
Two Valuable Lessons.
A certain Johnston business man
while in conversation''with the wri
ter a'few days ago remarked that
great number of farmers who resMe
in the eastern part of the county
have money deposited in bank at
interest, and, said he, almost with
out a single exception these farmers
grow sufficient corn td supply their
farms. Not only do these men run
their farms without buying west
ern corn but they seldom go to
town without carrying something
From the statement of the John
ston business man the average far
mer should learn two lessons: First,
the only road to success and finan
cial independence is growing suffi
cient corn each year to supply the
farm, instead of making cotton
with which to buy western meat
and corn. Second, raise stock and
diversify the crops in order to have
something available for market
during the entire twelve months of
Visit From a Veteran.
There came inso our office last
week an aged citizen from the
southwestern portion of the county
whom we had never seen before.
However, the conversation had not
proceeded very far before we were
fast friends. The visitor was Mr.
W. A. Howie who served in the
Confederate army in the company
with the father of the writer. As is
the case with all veterans, Mr.
Howie's chief delight is to relate
war-time experiences and depict
camp fire scenes. His kindly refer
ences to our father soon won the
writer's affection. Mr. Howie said
he went to the front with the first
company that left this county
Company I. under command of
Capt. Tillman Clark-and remained
in active service four years and
four months. He fought from Bull
Run to Bentonsville. Not many
years after the war Mr. Howie met
twenty-three members V>f his old
company at a meeting of the Edge
field association, while now there
are probably less than a dozen liv
ing. Some of the survivors, besides
Mr. Howie, being Capt. Gus White,
Mr. J. N. Fair, Mr. Sam Roper,
Mr. F. P. Walker and Mr. E. G.
The writer feels an affectionate
interest in all Confederate veterans
wherever found, but the survivors
of old company I occupy first place
In our affections.
Enter the corn growers' contest.
Parksville Sunday School Hon
ors Mr. J. C. Morgan, the
A beautiful tribute was paid
yesterday by the Parksville Sunday
jchool to ex-s?perintenden?, J. C.
Morgan. After the lessons, the su
perintendent recognized Rev. L. B.
White, who in very beautiful and
ippropriate words presented Mr.
Morgan a beautiful solid gold
-vatch fob with locket attached, on
me side of which is engraved "J. C.
SI. Superintendent Parksville, S. S.
:or 29 years,", and on the other side,
'presented by Parksville, S. C.,
This is a beautiful token, costing
12 or 15 dollars, to a worthy broth
x who for 29 years, through cold
.nd heat, through discouragements
,s well as prosperity, has gone in
nd out before the school and com
aunity and maintained his Chris
I thought how much better it is
o hand Mr. Morgan these beauti
ul bouquets during life, when he
an know how he is appreciated
han to place them upon *a new
lade mound after he shall have
assed away. If we have flowers,
ad we not better present them
Twenty-nine years of honorable,
lithful Christian service! I vant
> add my well done faithful ser
ant, with the prayer that God may
pare him to us many years, and
hat his pathway down the sunset
ide of life may be spread with
ow.i-s and blessings, and that his
ist days may be his happiest and
lost useful ones.
COMFORT 02 ECONOMY
*oa? Ana armm mui, mom.
JKI.K o> BU OUT. IMA.Ll ul TO
BULL DOG SUSPENDERS
OUTWEAR THREE ORDINARY KINDS
HEWES & POTTER
OtTT. LINCOLN ST. BOSTON. MAIS
KILL THE COUCH
AND CURE me LUNGS
"T Dr. King's
AND ALL THROAT AND Ll MG TROUBLES.
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
Plant Shade Trees.
Every Lome, whether located in
city, town or country, is made more
attractive and rendered more valua
ble by being surrounded by beauti
ful shade trees. When the small
cost of transplanting trees isa taken
into consideration it is surprising:
how many treeless homes are found.
A home owner with the assistance
of two field hands can go intp the
forest, dig up and transplant a doz
en choice oaks in a day, which in
after years will add untold beauty
and comfort to the home besides en
hancing its value several hundred
dollars. Spend just one day in plant
ing shade trees. Better do it now
before the season passes and the
growth of another [twelve months
A Very Strong Paper, i
The Advertiser cheerfully gives
space this week to a very able paper
entitled "The B. Y. P. U. in the
Church" that was read by Mr. D.
Nixon Dorn, son of Mr. L. F.
Dorn, before the union meeting of
the third division of the Edgefield
Baptist Association, held recently
at Parksville. We are greatly pleas
ed to see and know that Mr. Dorn
has become actively identified with
the work of his church. The labor
ers are too few for a young man of
such attainments to remain idle.
Besides being richly endowed by
nature young Mr. Dorn is a full
graduate of Furman university, and
is therefore fitted for leadership and
for wielding a county-wide influ
ence. We 'trust that Mr. Dorn will
prepare another paper for the union
meeting to be held at Red Oak
Grove in May. We shall be glad to
publish it also for the benefit of the
Address of Miss Nance Highly
Appreciated at McKendree.
News is indeed scarce, but your
correspondent decided to pick up
the pen of journalism, which has
been silent for some time and give
you a few dots from this communi
Having enjoyed a mild w inter so
far, the weather of last week, re
minded us that winter still lingered
il though the song of the bird heard
iii warm sunny mornings seemed
;o prophesy an early spring.
Wv ..-cire to thank the editor and
ns kind wife, who through their
jfforts gave us the privilege as well
is the great pleasure of hearing
Vliss Mary T. Nance lecture to Mc
iendree school on Wednesday af
ernoon at 3 o'clock.
Quite an appreciative audience
rave her their undivided attention
or more than an hour. This young
vornan^ being . so gifted, and en
lmsiastic, is well fitted for such a
tobie work. May her message go to
he hearts of every one; ?nd the
nfluence of it be felt long years :
lenee. We wish her God-speed and
nay her future be crowned with
he brightest success. ?
Now is the time to prepare for an .
arly spring garden. We can sup
ly you with all kinds of seed fresh ,
rom the celebrated Buist seed
irms. . .
Penn & Holstein.
This is the season to give your f
aickens a tonic. We can supply
ou with Pratt's Poultry Food and i
tock Powders. Nothing better.
The Best F?rtil
That the yield of corn from the
creased by intelligent and liberal i
demonstrated. Large crops of goo<
land well, using the right kind and
and proper cultivation.
will greatly " increase your yield per
In some cases remarkable results ha
Mr. C. W. Caruthers of Sumpt
cannot express the value of your fi
of other companies' goods, that it w
brands, were they given free and pul
I say to be a fact. I made a test o
the land your fertilizer and on the ot
izer, same grade ; the land received
I kept a correct account of the ama
and I got $300 more from the land o<
Fertilizer than I did off the other
com from the land on which I used
Write today to nearest office o
Company for a free copy of the n<
Almanac, full of the most valuable a
planters and farmers; or ask your fei
Richmond. Va. ?tr ^agj
Norfolk, Va. Fertig
cotons, G KMrginla-?
Atlanta. Ga. f ^Tc?
Savannah, Ga. ML.
Memphis, Tenn. IBBBfe^
Miss Nance at the Limestone
Pleasant Lane, Febi nary 4th- ?
We all had Miss Nance, that s v?cu
lovely and intelligent lady with us
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1909. Our
school house was crowded with not
only the patrons, trustees, teachers
and children of our school, but WP
had two other schools to join us on
that day. A day Ave shall always
keep fresh in our minds, for Miss
Nance charmed the whole crowd/
She gave us a splendid talk on edu
cation, telling us a great number of
things we should do to improve our
school, and said we should by all
means have a fine High School here
in such a pretty location.
I do wish they would follow her
advice and soon have one. Hurry
^back Miss Nance to see us, and I
hope when we look into your bright
face again we shall have carried out
all of these plans and not dreamed
Deposit Your Money.
Every man who has a surplus
dollar should deposit it in one of
the banks. Start a vbank account, no
matter how small it may be,.and
you will feel, better and you will be
richer. The banks are glad to have
even the smallest deposits. They
pay interest and you the farmer,
who has nothing to do but to watch
the crop grow will be kept busy
seeing your bank account grow.
Money on deposit is; the safest in
vestment that cati be' made. All the
stock of the bank, and every stock
holder is personally liable for it.
I The main thing for you to do is to
make the deposits and take the
proper receipts for it when your
baggage is checked for a higher
and better financial standing. To
have a bank account on the right
side of the ledger is the best thing
on this earth-except a good wife,
which this editor has, up to this
time been unable to get.-Abbeville
Press cfc Banner. ,
SI C C I. News.
Last Saturday night the follow
ing o (ti ce rs were installed for the
third quarter-for President in the
F." Ls S., Lily Mae Hussey; V. Pres.
Henrietta Kihg:Secy., Annie Laurie
Atta way; Treas., MarciejTiirner; Sr.
Critic, Grace Frier; Jr. Critic, Liz
zie ColemanfChaplain, Carrie Elliot;
Censor, Nan Mellett.
The officers of the Pierian Litera
ry Society are-Pres., Harris Math
is; V. Pres., Jouet t Davenport; Sec"
Albert Ham rick; Treas., Janies Bus-,
ter; Sr. Critic, James li?les; Jr." Crit
ic, James Taylor; Censor, Durant
Hollingsworth; Sgt at arms, Willie
HumphrieJ: Chaplain, Willie Hill;
Doorkeep?rj Thomas Holmes.
Of the Bailey Literary Society
Pres., Ben 'Burckhalter; Vice Pre.,
Hoyt Cook; Secy., Maurice White;
Treas., Arthur Hunt; Senior Critic,
Josie Boazman; Junior Critic, Ellie
Errington: Sgt. at arms, Joe Hogan;
Dhaplain, James Kemp;Censor,Wal
ace White rand Doorkeeper, Ryan
Sgt. Buster went home on a visit
Mr. E, J. Hankinson was here
ast week on a visit to his son.
Mr. R. B. Cain, former Comman
lant of the S. C. C. I., is here for a
Cadet Kilgore is in Augusta visit
ng some friends.
Feb. 8, 1909.
izers for Corn
t average farm can be greatly in
:ertilization has beer repeatedly
i corn result from pi paring the
. quantity of fertilize ?ood seed
. acre " of corn or any other crop,
ve been obtained,
er County, Fla., writes : " Words
?itilizer. It is really so far ahead
ould not pay anyone to use other
: in the field. 1 can prove what
in five acres. I used on one half
her half another company's fertil
the same cultivation every time.
mt of money I got off each half
n which I used Virginia-Carolina
half. I got four limes as much
f the Virginia-Carolina Chemical
;w 1909 Farmers' Year-Book or
nd unprejudiced information for
rtilizer dealer for a copy.
z Chemical Co.
Charleston, S. C.
Eggs $1.50 per 15
Best results obtained from early
hatchings Order Now
J. P. BATES
Edgefield, S. C
MEAL AND HULLS.
I desire to inform the public
that we are still selling cotton seed
meal and hulls at the oil mill. Hulls
30 cents per hundred, and will de
liver them-anywhere in town for 5
cents per hundred extra. I am also
in the market for cotton seed, will
either exchange or pay highest mar
ket price in cash.
We also have coal to sell.
J. R. Tompkins,
J. H. P. ROPER -
Edgefieid, S. C.
< BREEDER OF
t ? . ?
Rhode Island Reds
Eggs $1,50 per 15
Place Your Orders Early.
Fleck headed by birds hem
prize-winning strain. '
Fertilizers For 1909
The Edgefieid 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.
Georgia Chemical Fertilizers
Kainit, Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of Soda. Top
Dressing, or Cearealites Muriate of Potash, and
and Lee's Agricultural Lime.
For prices call on Mr. R. C. Padgett at his office
Edgefieid, S. C.
ON TIME AT A BARGAIN
601 acres, Bloss Township, Edgefieid County, South Carolina 10
miles northwest of Edgefieid Court House, on Abbeville Public
Road, watered by Turkey Creek; known as the David V. Harris
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
SHEPPARD BROS., Attorneys.
THE CORNER STORE
j Reserves this space to tell you of the
many new and nobby fabrics to be
used the coming Spring.
N Including the smartest styles in
Wash Goods, Millinery and Footwear.
'Twill pay you to watch the CORNER STORE'S an
nouncement after their buyers return from the Eastern
The Corner Store,
L^W\ H. Turner, Proprietor.
Of the following
RELIABLE BRANDS OF FERTILIZERS: 1
'Genuine Peruvian--''Not rocks and clods but the genuine ar
H tide thoroughly screened
Baldwin's Old Reliable Guano's.
Swifts Blood & Tankage Goods
Baugh's Fish Guano
"Made inVNorfolk where thev have fish"
Bradley's Crop Makes None Better
Etijvan "Guanos as good as the best
palmetto Guano new but, guaranteed good
\ Nitrate Soda. Muriate Potash
\ Dried Blood, C.S. Meal
Pure German KainitT
The Roads are good* the goods are ready and we will
?gladly welcone your orders.
Avery's Stalk Cutters, Chattanooga Plows, Gannt Guano Distributors, Harri ^
man's Cotton Droppers, Averys complete line of Cultivators Disc Plows etc.
ingles, Carey's, and Paroid Ready Roofing, 500 barrels of I
Best Heart shingL.
wt flour Bought before the advance "come in and we will divide profits." We
Jgxj are in business for business, and will appreciate an opportunity to prove to
?a you that we mean what we say. Yours Truly,