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- V LD ADVERTISER
J. L. MIMS
ONE YEAR' - - - - - $1.50
six MONTHS .... .75
,WEDNESDAY, MAB. IO, 1909.
It is not 'wealth, nor ances
try, but hone rabio conduct and
?.noble disposition that make
The Citadel cadets will hold
their annual encampment 'at Ches
ter. A fourway march will be made|
to Lancaster, returning in time to j
hold the/grad aating exercises at |
v.Hon. E. ?>. Smith took the oath
of office last, week and'is now South
Carolina's junior senator. * The con
census of opinion is that Mr. Smith |
will represent his state ably and
That was a generous and grace
ful act of congress providing for
conveying all mail matter of wid
ows of presidents free of postage.
There are.now only two beneficia
ries under this act, Mrs.. Benjamin
Harrison and Mrs. Grover Cleve
land. ^ ,
Aire Newspapers Bad?
A gentleman mad? the astonish-j
ing statement recently that tbe|
newspapers are the worst things in
the world." He said it would be.
better if there was not one left on i
the earth. The statement waslhade \
- to the writer and was then and
?there disputed. We here and now
Newspapers are \the greatest de- j
fenders that-the liberties of the peo
ple have. The charge that to tell
the pnblic is of crime "degrades the
^public utterly false. The remedy
for a sore is not Covering, but open
ing. To-cdv?r up crime is to pro
vide the best possible hotbed for its
papei^ provide- The barro wing de
tails, vurgarly presented are not
. necessary nor would such a course
? be now tolerated by the public. But
the public desires to knew and the
jJhblic has a right to know. The
lawbreaker, wether he -be murder
er, thjefy. slanderer or.rapist, must
first be brought to the bar of public
opinion- The moral sentiment
must be developed and! sustained.
The newspaper not only develops
and sustains, biat in. some degree
creates that public .moral sentiment
. that ultimately results in concrete'
example;- To \be sure, a decent
man} conducting a newspaper, will
have to'concluct it decently- The
? newsjiapeiyeven as law and prder,
. must stand or, fall before the ver
dict of public opinion. A bad news
paper will ultimately die for the
Teason,that it loses patronage and
the good will of honest people. A
strong, . clean newspaper will live,
for it is constantly helping to create
the very atmosphete necessary if or
its existence.. ?6 newspaper has a
right to live that is. not^- inspired
with high ideals and high purposes.
- And the history of newspapers re
veal the fact that the "fittest sur
vive." Bad ones may prosper for a
time, but they cannot endure.-Un
ion Times. -
Death of Mr. S. L. Ready, Re
ception to Mary Ann Buie
Miss Maud Nickerson has return
ed from Rock Hil1, where she has
been the gue.st ,pf her friend, Mrs.
Robert Goff. .VThile there .she also
made a ashort visit to Charlotte;
Mr. D. J. LaGrone,who has been
out on the road as traveling sales
man since. .Christmas, arrived this
week fora visit.to thehomefoiks.
. M'rr Howard Adanis', of Colum
bia, visited here last week.
. Miss'Grace Haltiw?nger enter
tained a huriiber of young people
on Friday, her guests of honor
being M?3ses" Yerna ' and Teresa
Haliiwanger, of Edgefield.
Mr. Will R. Hoyt is now a
Knight of the. Grip, and started out
last week in the interest of his busi
Mrs. C. F.Pechman. spent several
days of last week in Leesville with
her cousin, Mrs. Walter Hendrix.
,1 On Friday evening of last week,
Mr?. H. W. Crouch charmingly en
tertained the Mary Ann Buie .chan
ter at their regular historical meet
ing. She was assisted in receiving
by her sister. Miss Dosia .Wertz,
and the evening afforded much
). pleasure to all. An interesting pro^
gram was carried out as fol
An original selection, by Mrs. J.
Reading, Rob;. 'E. Lee, Miss Ze-1
Song, Our boys in Gray, Mrs. H.
W. Crouch and Miss t>osia Wertz.
Piano solo, Miss Lillie Parrish.
Reading, A Dixie wedding, Miss
Confederate song, by chapter.
\ During the'evening refreshments |
of frozen cream with other dainties i
were enjoyed.* The occasion proved
a most delighf ul one to all present.
Mrs. Sophronia Clark, 'sister of
Mr. P. R. Strother, of this place,
died at her home near Chappells on
Sunday of last week. . She was a
good Christian woman, and had
reached an advanced age.
"New lights have been arranged
for by the town and at an early
date will be placed at the corners
on Main street. This will be quite
an improvement on the present oil
. Thoroughly enjoyable in every
way was the gathering of young
people on last Monday evening at
the home ol Mrs. Emma Mobley.
Mr. Clarence Mobley't was the cen
ter of attraction witlr'the machine
for producing "cotton candy1' and
the hours were most happily spent.
The next Lyceum attraction, the
Royal Hungarian Orchestra, will be
here on Monday evening, March
15th. This orchestra won the grand
Tpriz? at the famous Columbia ex
position in competition1 with many
others, and promises to be a rare
treat for music lovers.
Mrs. "Bremer and Miss Lillian
Bremer of Atlanta, are the guests of
Mrs. J. H. Whitey
On last Friday afternoon from
4 to 6;30 Mrs. Ml L. Lawson enter
tained the members of the young
woman's.auxiliaries with an at home,
in a very delightful manner. Besides
the members present, were Mes^J
dames T. R. Denny, leader of the
Y.W.A., and L.C.Latimer, president
of the W. M. S. After all had ar
rived,tkey were seated at tables pret
tily decorated with violets and bon
bon dishes of violet and white mints,
and a' contesting game of wrords
was played, which afforded much
amusement for all., At the conclu
gion delicious refreshments, a salad
course and sweet course was served.
Beautiful souvenir cards were given
which contained best wishes for
eachi one. The affair was one of
great enjoyment to all present.
Mr. Samuel L. Ready died at his
home near town on last Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock: For several
years he has been in failing health,
and for the past four months has
been confined to his room. He was
a genial, whole-souled man of firm
convictions and dared to maintain
them. He was & Christian gentle
man, and a member of Spann's
Methodist' church. He served gal
lantly through the war between the
states *S,nd has always cherished the
memory of the Confederate ?oldie
He was in his 70th year.
His first marriage was" to Miss
Marina Jones and their home was
blessed with 8 children. After the
death of his wife, in 1'895 the de
voted father was called upon to sec.
6 of these children grown to maturi
ty, pass away from him, having a"
daughter Mattie, who is now Hrs.
; W.. M. Bradford. In 1896 - he was
j married to Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, of
[ Columbia. Thursday moni ink his
mortal iremaiiis wTere lail fcS r?st at
the' cemetery ^t- Spann's church at
Wards, the service's being conduct
ed by,his pastor Rev. B. J. Guess.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
attended in a body, and placed a
laurel wreath upon his casket.
COLD SPRING ITEMS.
Woodmen Growing, "Drawing J
Cards," Many Visitors Com
ing -and Going,
Well boring is the thing of the
day here now. Quite a. number of
wells have been bored and others
will b? soon. The farmers are also
busy preparing their land for plant?
Mr. Maston Wood's daughter-in
law, from Augusta, has been spend
ing awhile at his home. Air. West
Wood together with his charming
young wife was down on a short
visit some time ago.
Capt. Landford, from Landford,
I.S. C., paid his daughter, Mrs. Lit-j
tlejohh, a short visit last week.
Otters whom I failed to find out |
have;, been. visiting our town, also
some whom I know^ of but will not
mention, though I will say that
some of our young ladies have been
drawing cards. ' -
Mr. C. E/ Quarles has had sick-1
ness in his home recently.
Mrs. Lou Prescott : has been quite
sick, but weare glad to say she is
Rev. Mr. Littlejohn has, been
called to the bedside of his mother,
in Spartanburg, but, we hope, by
the time this is printed, his mother
will be greatly improved and. he
will be back among us.
The W. O. W. camp is steadily
increasing. Two more blind candi-1
dates entered the forest at the
regular meeting Saturday night and
their eyes were soon opened and
beheld-(that is for us to know and |
you to find out. The best way for
the men to find out is to "j inp us'
and "take a ride"). We are proud
of the progress our camp has made
in its short existence, and hope it j
will continue to grow not only in
number but in power to do good in
our town and implant the great
principles of Woodcraft.
V X. Y. Z.
'Candidate for Mayor.
In view of the fact that Mr. C.
E. May has for business reasons
handed in his resignation as Mayor
of the town of Edgefi?ld to take
effect April'15th, I hereby announce
that I am a candidate for the posi
tion. My business is such that I
can.devote almost my entire time
to the duties of the office and
pledge my services to the be.-t of
John R. Tompkins.
jrand Jury Report March
Term of Court.
..To his Honor, C. G>I)ant7.1er, pre
iding Judge nf March term of
. We, the Grand Jun- of Edgefield
iounty, beg leave to submit the fol
After having passed on all in
lictments handed us by the solici
;or, we have appointed the follow
Committee on County . Offices
md Accounts: Thos. Stansell, W.
fl. Smith, Bettis Cantelou, B. B.
Tones, H. W. Crouch.
Coramitttee on Poor House and
Farm: J. L. Smith, A. A. Wells.
W. H. Morgan.
Committee on' Chain Gang: C.
A. Wells, H.: Quarles, J. W. R.
Committee on Public Building:
T. E. Hart, W. R. Swearingen,
fesse Franklin. , *
Committee on Bridge, Roads and
Ferrys : J. C. Harvely, L. R. Brun
son, C. E. Qu?rles.
The past recommendation of
rrand juries has been ignored or
iverlooked. We insist that the
recommendation now made by
present grand'jury be enforced.
(l) That committee appointed by
last grand' jury report that they
found houses at County Farm in
poor condition and about one hun
dred and fifty thousand feet of lum
ber now exposed to the weather,
fire, etc. We recommend that our
supervisor repair houses, etc., with
the above mentioned lumber at'
anqe, the balance to be sold and
funds turned over to the treasurer,
\ (2) That county commissioners
see that law is enforced to prevent
parties from obstructing public
high ways, by throwing brush, etc.
in ditches along road side. ,
(3) That supervisor be instructed
to put-new cover on Judge's stand
ind tables in court room; take up
carpet, thoroughly clean floor and
replace a cheap quality of Cocoa
matting and also buy sufficient num
r>er of cuspidors'.
We desire to express our appre
ciation of the very clear, able and
forceful7 charge made to us by His
Monor, Judge Dantzler, as to duties
)f grand juries. We also desire to
return thanks for the courtesies and
issistance rendered to us by the
solicitor and other court officers aj?
the term of court.
Thos. Stan sell,
Seed Irish Potatoes.
Come to us for your seed Irish
Potatoes. We have a'large stock of
genuine eastern grown potatoes in
' W. E. Lynch & Co.
is merely a question of 1
kind of fertilizers..
are the right kind.
The cotton plant cannot
your soil. Find out whal
necessary fertilization and 1
See what Mr. W. C. Hays of
"I planted about 30 acres of some
cultivation for"over 20 years, and
lina Fertilizers per acre, and I eA
the SO theres." This is why wi
hundreds of letters like this, and e
Carolina Fertilizer for cotton.
Get ? copy of the new 1909 Vi
from your fertilizer dealer, or writ<
will be sent you free. It contai]
No ri oik, Va.
Our line of Milli
opened for your in
Mary Buford is ex
and will take cliarg
shirt-waists now in
Big shipment La<
New Goods Ai
? Card From Mr. Calhoun.
In the election for Major of
Edgefield a little more than a year
ago, I-wa* a candidate against. Zur.
C. E. May, he defeating me by one
vote according to the count. In the
election tvo years previous to that
time I was then defeated by the
votes of one white man and two
negro republicans. I received in
that election a majority of jone of
the democratic voters of the town.
Mr. May has resigned and there
will be a^ii elecLion in Apritito fiji
the vacancy. I ask for election to
fill the unexpired tenn. As it has
been the custom among democrats
m a case like this, and similar cases,
to give the unexpired terra to the
opponent of the retiring ?fticeiy I,
therefore, ask for 'the election to
the unexpired term; and I believe
under the circumstances t will be
given me. j
The people of Edgefifld know
me; and..know that no die of its
citizens is willing to domoretfor
the town than I am. My record on
that subject speaks for'itself. If
elected, so far as lies \. yithin my
power, I will give the. tovn as good
improvement as possible, racked, of
course, by council. y
It is claimed, I bax; been in
formed, that I am too progressive,
and might spend too mich'; of the
town's money on improvements,
and thereby increase taxsion. That,
claim is actually too ?bsured to
really, require notice. Nj sensible
man ought to be caugfc by such
chaff. Tli3 mayor does; nt by him-'
self manage th? financial affairs of
the town: nor 'can he. sp'hfl rr.oney
for any purposj wit hon:; authority
from council. All. hipYorcments
and- the expenditure 'ojrjinpncy are
made and r?gul?t'.*d by] bun eil and
not the mayor. The marc is simply
the.executive officer amino more.'
4 Y.'h h that matter outjf the wi;:,
I dei-.'re to say- that :i rayar cnn, by
using fairness, Viilig?jl
tion acconiplwrf mach
office to the b.'.-it of n
use my ri?-?t endeavors
of the^tow: .
ci and O -C1V
Mijl fill the
y .-\biiii.v and
"or .lui! gocd
[\ mh oiiii.
A Boy on tas S
"Paw didn't git
cabinet, which he
small to hold .him,
YVashin'ton is too fnjj
an' house rent is highir tere. Maw
says why didn't.,' he - fbi congress
man? But i ?aw says ?bat would
never do in the ?prniV^v/T; that it's
bad euoughto have |hj sheriff fol
lerin' him around :ip1 foreclose ii
mortgage on bini, mut less a lot
o' secret service ?ten j make life
mis'bul for you. So Ireckon he'll
! wind up by jest bein'..plain bon
iest man.''-Atlanta jmstitntion.
ising enough ofhe right
/, \ I
feed on barren lan Study
:. it lacks. Then 'ply the
:he results will surse you.
Station, Ala., di? He says:
'gray sandy land' that ' . been in
used 300 pounds of VijJa-Caro
cpect to gather SO bps froni
: say it is the right kindee have,
ven stronger, in praise ^irginia
rginia-Carolina Farmer*ar Book
: our nearest sales office! a copy
is pictures of the caoiupf all the
. " ' ?NV "
na Chemical ?.
nerv is now ?ma*
*' . -
spection and |Hss
p?cted back mf
; Kendal's ta red
lies' and Chilli's
mvin? l'ail v
Cheaper Mineral Water. | Try our?. ''Moj-niDg^Glory''.roast-1 Cotton Seed Meal
ris Lithia water at $1.5.0.
Penn ?Sc Holstein.
Fresh cat meal nd s-hu'iul
tVkccp a large supply of fresh. Ct
'ton Seed .Meal and Hulls const
? on hand and can fill their orde|
Fr??h ?lupmeiit or?' Nunh?illy'' reasonable prices. Warehouse
candies and hon hons just rfyeived site of o?d depot. Your patrorj
by express; solicited.
Penn & Holstein. ? A. Timmermaj
With a rived standard for quality has grouped together with an eye to\ good
which comprise a showing of neat designs chosen with appropriateness, pre
senting the most advanced styles. Beginning with Madras waisting, Irish
Dimities 31 to 36 inches wide, Reps and Poplins in dainty colors, blue, pink,
lavend er and new green. Foulards with dainty side bands in particularly come
ly designs. We needn't say say much about their timeliness. March, with'
her budding flowers naturally suggests these zephyr like toggeries.
Seco and Jap?nica Silk, Cotton Voils. Spangle Silks, very effective for evening wear,VPonetelle
a crinkle mull-like goods in striking colors.
Cotton Crepes, Wash Chiffons and many other wonders of fashion. In fact it's a tax to . de
scribe the loveliness qf our Spring wearables. As you go through them you find fabrics so soft
in texture, so bright in design that you say at once they hold prestige with thc silks. "
In our many years of experience we have never presented such pretty merchandise:
an t Von to See lt.
Remember the Great Sale of Millinery
and tub Coat Suits will ba on in a few days. It will embrace extraordinary values. We-state
this with distinct pleasure. . .
Ladie's Home Journal patterns always in slock. 1
W8 ii. Tu:rnea% Proprietor,
'X Quality counts in coffee, as in
everything else. Try (Mir Golden
Kio coffee, and ba convinced.
W. E. Lynch; i& Co.
Kills Would-be Slayer.
A merciless murderer is appen
dicitis with many victims. But Dr.
King'd New Life Pills kill itj>y
prevention. They gently stimulate
stomach, liver and bowels, prevent
ing that clogging that invites ap
pendicitis, curing constipation, bil
iousness, chills, malaria and indi
gestion. 25c at W E Lynch cfc Co.,
Penn ct Holstein, successors to G
L Penn cfc Son, drug stores.
For Sale: 77 acres of good land lo
cated just below Ropers on public
road leading from Edgcfield to Au
gusta; fine bottom land; good build
ing site on-public road. Apply to
E. J. NORRIS.
Fertilizers For 1909
The Edgefield Mercantile Company takes this
. oppoitunity 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 c$ll on Mr. R. C. Padgett at his office
Edgefield, S. C.
We Sell the Following Reliable Brands of|
C. S. Meal
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which we can sell you for less than mill price.
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Nothing too email
Nothing too Large
For us to buy for you if you only command us
W. W. ADAMS & CO.