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; WEDNESDAY, HAR. 1^1909,
April showers will not only make
May flowers in Edgefield, but
orange blossoms also.
The W. C T. U. will meet Mon
cXv afternoon next at 3 o'clock in
the Baptist church.
Another little daughter has arrived
at the home of Mr. M. D. Lyon,
which noakes the sixteenth child,
eleven daughters-and five sons.
6ns Edmunds says measles is the
durnedest* things be ever saw. With
a.change of verbiage, we endorse his
J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., was
' called to Columbia on Thursday
last on important legal business.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins returned
Saturday after spepding a month
very pleasantly in-Mobile.
Married, Tuesday afternoon, Miss
Willie Cheatham and Mr. S. A.
Jenkins, by Dr. C. E. Burts, at the
. Miss Maxcie Sheppard returned
last Friday after a very delightful
visit of several weeks to her aunt in
Mrs. M. E. Barker is the guest
of Mrs. J. H. May this week. Her
Edgefield friends are extending her
a cordial welcome.
Messrs. Rives Bros. announce
their spring millinery opening on
Wednesday and Thursday the 24th
and 25th of March. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Ruth, to Mr. Samuel
Mabry Craig of Anderson, S. C.
Their marriage will occur some
time in April.
The cold snap of Monday will
hold back the buds and blooms of
fruit trees, and delay for a few days
the debut of the1 irrespressible
"Merry Widow" of 1909, which is
wider by two feet than the model of
The announcement that Dr. L.
R. Gwaltney has been erikraged to
v preach the commencement sermon
-oftheS. C. C. I. on Sunday, May
23rd, will cause much genuine re
joicing in Edgefield. Our entire
populace will -eagerly look forward
to his coming.
Notwithstanding the beautiful
merchandise, millinery, flower gar
dens and lawns, one of the most
attractive, sights around Edgefield
is the herd, of Angora goats, with
their twenty-six kids, belonging to
Mr. J. R. Cantelon and Dr. J.H.
Large stock of paints, stains, var
nish, oil and brushes. Before you
do any painting it will pay you to
get onr prices.
The thoughts of the young peo
ple in Edgefield turn to athletics as
well as to love in the early spring
time. The young ladies are re-or
ganizing their tennis clubs and the
heads of the boys and young men
are already chock full of balls, bats
and mittens. :
At the close of the regular ser
vice at the.. Methodist church Sun
day morning, the following united
with the church: Misses Bertha
Hill, Margaret Hill, Maria Hill,
Catherine Hims, Elise Lake, June
Rainsford, Emily Bailey and Jo
seph Bailey, Engene and Lee Tim
We solicit your prescription
business. Utmost care is exercised
in compounding prescriptions and
only pare,,fresh drugs are used. Our
.prices are very reasonable.
PENN <fe HOLSTEIN,
G. L. Penn & Son.
This is the trade-mark of
andison every bottleof itsold
in the world-which amounts n
to several millions yearly. \.|
w?/-Because it ?as made
so many sickly children
strong and well-given
health and rosy cheeks to so
many pale, anaemic girls and
restored to health so many
thousands in the first stages
Send this advertisement, together with
name of paper in which it appears,
your address and tour cents to cover
? postage, ?nd we will send you a
.-Complete Handy Atlas of the world."
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St., N.Y.
The Corner Store calls especial
attention in libe new advertisement
to the millinery department ?also
new arrivals, in undermushns. The
l?dUes^?torold. read it.;
.Attention is directed to ihe spring
announcement of Mri J. W. Peak
in this issue. The large stock of
merchandise which he recently pur
chased in New York is now on dis
play at his store.
A farmer who resides near John
ston said to-the writer, a. few days
ago: "The people here didn't know
how tb farm till Billy Walton came
down here and showed them how
to use guano. If be can't get a dis
tributor to put it down heavy
enough he splits open a sack and
scatters it up and down the row."
Miss Mabel Kenner has arrived
from Baltimore to take charge of
Mr. J, Rubenstein's millinery de
partment. Miss Kenner has had
large experience and splendid op
portunity to study the milliner's art
in leading establishments of Balti
Miss Hattie Newsom has since
the first of January been teaching
in the graded school at Bamberg,
filling out the term of a teacher who
resigned. However, in a personal
note to a friend, Miss Hattie said
that she "has not permanently sev
ered her connection with the 'C. I."'
Mrs. S. A. Morrall of Trenton
was the guest on Monday of Mrs.
M. Bellinger. The many friends of
herself and that noble gentleman,
Dr. George W. Morrall, w ere in
deed glad to see her again in the
old home county where the family
names are honored household
The directoire gowns are giving
fashion makers trouble in locating
the waist- line, whatever that is.
We feel ?ure that some of Edgefield's
young swains could give material
aid in solving the difficult problem
of locating the waist line. What
say you-well, we will not call
the names of those who are most ex
We do not know how it is else
where, but there are practically no.
early gardens in Edgefield. The Ad
vertiser's very promising early gar
den was laid waste by the great Feb
ruary freeze, and the entire surface
of the ground is nowT beautifully car
peted with chickweed, wThich is de
cidedlv more ornamental than use
The editor of The Advertiser is in
communication with Mr. B. Harris,
president of the State .Farmers' V
ion, concerning the coming of "" .
Tate Butler to Edgefield to h
the latter part of March. Definite
announcement will be made later.
Dr. Butler is Commissioner of Agri
culture of North Carolina and onei
of the foremost agriculturalists in
i. rs. McNeely, daughter of Gen.
M. C. Butler, arrived in the city
to-day, bein?; called to the bedside
of her father. Her husband, Lieut.
McNeely, U. S. N., has just com
pleted the world voyage with the
fleet and Mrs. McNeely met him at
Norfolk, from which place she came
Capt. M. C. Butler, Jr., V. S. A.,
is expected here in a few days.-Co
lumbia Record, March 11th.
Mr. Victor Heath, one of the
coming young farmers of the coun
ty who resides four miles west of
town, planted four acres of Crim
son clover last fall and is greatly
pleased with the experiment. He
purposes planting twenty acres ear
ly noxt fall. Mr. Heath will not
only mow a q antity ot hay from
the four acres but will have a very
heavy coating of vegetable matter
to tum under in time to plant corn.
He wijj^ select his prize acre from
this four-acre piece of groUnd.
An exchange observes that a boy
can sit on a sled six inches square
tied to a sled running nine miles an
hour, but can't sit on a sofa five min
utes for a dollar. A man can sit on
an inch board and talk politics for
three hours, but put him into a
comfortable church pew for forty
minutes and he gets nervous, twists
and goes tj sleep. A man can
pouch his cheeks with tobacco and
the juice running dowrn his chin feels
good; but a hair in the butter sim
ply knocks him out completely.
In spite of the very inclement
weather, the attendance upon the
lyceum attraction Friday evening
was-quite larpe. The managers of
this season's course have been ex
ceedingly fortunate in they* select
ions. The Royal Hungarian Orches
tra can always count upon a hearty
reception in Edgefield. The high
class musical attractions of the ly
ceum courses have had much to do
with elevating the musical tone and
taste of the community.
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 Edgefield to take
effecr 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 best of
John R. Tompkins.
Freshen and beautify the interi
or of your home by using our cal
cir and alabastine.
try are n
Royal is til
We are very grateful for the
steady growth of The Advertiser's
subscription list. Would it'be im
proper to say the people know a
good thing when they see it?
The session of 1908-09 of the
College of Pharmacy having closed,
Mr. Julian Key arrived from Atlan
ta Sunday and is now with 'Mer rs.
Penn & Holstein to remain until he
resumes his studies in the fall.
Mrs. Julian D. Holstein's friends
will be happy to learn that she is
steadily improving and that she will
be abie to come home the latter part
of the week, after a stay of six
weeks at the Pine Heights sanita
Having just completed sawing
one hundred thousand, feet of lum
ber for Rev. P; P. Blalock, at the
latter's farm near' Trenton, Hon.
W. A. Strom will move his mill
back to Boles mountain this week.
A catfish weighing sixteen and
one-half pounds is reported from
Anderson. That beats anything in
this neck-o'-the-woods this season.
Get busy Edgefield fishermen.
We heard a gentleman say the
other day that when he is in a hur
ry to get to Aiken he drives through.
This bit of news is given with apolo
gies to Capt. Oscar Bright and
Mr. A. S. Perry, manager of the
Southern Bell Telephone Company,
was in Edgefield last Friday look
ing after the interests of the compa
ny. While here he secured several
We most certainly believe in the
doctrine that each man should love
? his neighbor as himself. But when
one neighbor has a garden and the
neighbor keeps hens it is : . mething
difficult for a man with the garden
to live up to the doctrine.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
Mr. Joe Gordon Holland will toss
the ball again another season, leav
ing1 Edgefield in about a month. He
has contracted to go to Mobile but
is endeavoring to secure a release in
order to goxto Norfolk, the Virginia
State League having made him a
flattering offer. Furthermore, the
climate of Norfolk is preferable in
Mrs. George Bussey return 1 to
the hospital in Augusta last Satur
day. It was thought that a second
operation would be necessary, but
the attending physicians have in
formed her that no further opera
tion will have to be performed, and
that she can soon return home.
Rives Brothers New Arrivals.
We are handling the Defender
Muslin Underwear for Ladies.
We have just received a large ship
ment and the prices for the quality
and make are second to none.
Corset covers trimmed with Lace
and Embrodery at 25, 39, 49, 75,
Ladies' Muslin underskirts with
Lace and Embroidery trimming at
49, 62, 72, 99cts, and $1.3flj!
Children's drawers 10, 12?,15,25,
39, 49, 62, 75 and 99cts.
. Ladies Gowns, 49, 62, 75, 99 and
We carry Mendal Bros Tailored
shirt waists which are noted for fit.
We have a nice lot in Lawn, Dimity,
Madrs, Cambric, Linen Lawn, La
dies wrappers and Heavy Dresses.
Second lot of coat suits to arrive in
a few days prices from ?1.50 up
American Lady Corsets to fit all
The Home of Honest Shoes.
Near Death in Big Pond.
It was a thrilling experience to
Mrs. Ida Soper to face death. "For
years a severe lung trouble gave me
intense suffering," she writes, and
several times nearly caused my
death. All remedies failed and doc
tors said I was incurable. Then Dr.
King's New Discovery brought
quick relief and a cure so perma
nent that I have not been troubled
in twelve years. Mrs. Soper lives in
Big Pond, Pa. It works wonders in
coughs and colds, sore lungs, hem
orrhages, grippe, asthma, croup,
whooping cough and all bronchial
affections. 50c and ?1,00. Trial bot
tle free. Guaranteed by W E Lynch
& Co., Penn & Holstein, successors
to G L Penn & Son, drug stores.
Five-pound bucket of roasted
Mocha and Java coffee-flavor un
st, most tasteful and
s biscuit, cake and pas
aade with Royal Bak
er, and not otherwise.
te only Baking Powder
ape Cream of Tartar
Senator Tillman at Home.
After putting in some long licks
and steady blows that deprived
Roosevelt of his favorite Crain, as
well as participating in the enact
ment of important legislation, Sena
tor B. R. Tillman has, after attend
ing a meeting of Clemson trustees,
reached his home at Trenton to re
main for a month. He is said to be
enjoying excellent health.
A Word to Trustees.
As the capitation dog tax swells
the public school fund of the county,
it is the duty of the trustees to / co
operate with the township equaliza
tion boards to the end that every
dog in the county be returned for
taxation. Doubtless the members
of the boards will add many dogs
whose owners have not included
them in their returns, but it will be
almost impossible for them to find
all of the un-returned dogs. Every
dog that is returned adds 50cts to
To Form a Library Association
As Mrs. Haltiwanger is so soon
to leave Eii:,'efield, she has turned
over the Free Librai-y as it now
stands, in toto, to, Mrs. George
Evans. Mrs. Evans is anxious to
have this work continued in our
town and not see the books sold, as
will have to be done if the people
do not respond in forming an asso
ciation.She earnestly asks that every
woman and girl in Edgcfield, will
cometo a meeting wh'"^ will be
held at her home Monda; .?moon,
.March 22nd, at 4:30, for the pur
pose of forming a library associa
tion which will elect a president to
take charge at once. Only occasion
al called meetings for business pur
poses will be necessary to keep up
i this association, so busy women
I need not be afraid to join and co
j operate in carrying on a work which
appeals to all.
Training the Girls.
' The foundation of society rosts
on its homes. The success of our
I homes rests on the wives. Therefore,
first of all, teach our girls how to be
successful wives. Begin in tbuir in
fancy to develop their characters.
Teach them to keep the smallest
promise as sacredly as an oath, and
to speak of people only as they
would speak of them. Teach them to
look 1 jr the best quality in everyone
they meet, and to notice other peo
ple's faults only to avoid them.
Train them to do small things well
and to delight in helping others,
and the necessity for sacrifice for
others' pleasure as a means of soul
development. Once given a firm
foundation of character like this,
which the poorest as well as the
richest can give to their girls, and
no matter what necessity arises, they
will be able to rise above it.
Plant More Than an Acre.
The editor is beseig?d with ques
tions as to what constitutes an acre.
Some farmers Avhose ground is ir
regular in shape arc puzzled to
know just how to measure off an
acre. We almost invarial V tell
them to plant more than an acre,
then let the judges next fall meas
ure off an exact acre. Nothing will
be lost. All of the corn that is har
vested from thc field will be yours.
But in competing for the prize the
corn from an acre-not 'leetlc de
rise" of an acre-is to be measured
and reported by the judges.
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.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
All Work Guaranteed
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
DOING'S NEW DISCOVERY
. Will Surely Stop That Cough.
Almost a White Man Again.
Measles has made almost a house
to house ' campaign in Edge?
field, but those who have escaped
need have no further uneasiness, for
it took all of 'em in town to put
Gus Edmunds in bed-so much
surface to be covered, you know.
However, through the double-teem
ing process they have done Gus up
brown-red, we mean. For one
time, our good-natured friend was a
stern, stolid RedMan,and, as is char
acteristic of measles, he felt as if
he w ?re about to be transported to
he H .ppy Hunting Ground.
On The Honor Roll.
The names of all banks in South
Carolina whose surplus earnings
amount to sixty per cent of the capi
tal stock are placed upon the roll
of honor. The minutes of the last
state banker's convention which
were issued recently places the Far
mers Bank of Edgefield on the
honor roll. The capital stock of the
bank is ?58,000 and the surplus
?Profits amount to something over
$35,000. The management is to be
congratulated upon this excellent
Descendant Can Secure Cross.
The eldest descendant of a confed
erate soldier who ?lied before receiv
ing a Cross of Honor, will now have
an opportunity of securing the cross
of his or her father. Those who are
entitled to such and desire a cross,
will please apply at an early date
to Mrs. C. A/GrirKn, at the Bank of
Edgefield for descendant's applica
tion papers and till out same, as soon
as possible, returning them to Mrs.
Griffin. No more Crosses of Honor
will be given to any one after thc
year 1910, and for this reason the
CT. D. C. have to let the descendants
apply now along with the veterans,
which has heretofore been strictly
against the rules.
Beginning this evening a series
of sen-ices will be held at the Bap
tist church during the next ten days,
being conducted by Rf-v. W. E.
Hatcher, D. D., of Richmond. The
public generally is invited to attend
and participate in these services.
Two meetings will beheld each day:
4 o'clock in the afternoon and , 8
o'clock in the evening. It. will be
remembered that Dr. Hatcher con
ducted a very successful meeting
here two years ago, and our commu
nity fs gr?atly blessed in having him
return. If the people will enter
heartily into the meeting, this c^n
be made a season of great spiritual
awakening and quickening.
Edgefield Farmers First.
There is no questioning the fact
that as fine corn can be grown in
Edgefield county as iii Marlboro,
Clarendon or any other county in
the state. A"gentleman who was one
of the judges at the Georgia-Caroli
na Fair told the writer a few days
ago that of the entire corn exhibit
last fall the finest specimens were
grown by two Edgefield county far
mers, Mr. A. A. Wells and Mr. J.
M. Gardner. Scores of farmers are
going to show the outside world
next fall how much corn can be
produced on one acre of Edgefield
How A beut ErfgefieM's Sofas?
"Mandy" said the lovesick Hiram
as he twitched the wax flowers ner
vously, 'won't you be mine? I
swan! It feels like my heart is com
"Gracious!" exclaimed Mandy ap
I prehensively. "I reckon I'll have
to. Not only is your heart com
ing through, but we have been court
ing so long two of the sofa springs
are coming through."-Pittsburg
The Respectable Saloon.
During a lively discussion on the
subject of temperance in/an Alle
ghany mountain stage, one of the
company who had hitherto remain
ed silent said: "Gentlemen, I want
you to understand that I am a liquor
dealer. I keep a public house at-,
but I would have you to know that
I have a license, and keep a decent
house. I don't keep loafers and loun
gers about my place, and when a
man has enough, he can't get any
more at my bar. I sell to decent
people, and do a respectable busi
ness." "Friend," replied a Quaker,
"that is the most damnable part of
thy business. If thee would sell to
drunkards and loafers, thee would
help to kill off the race, and society
would be rid of them. But thee
takes the young, the poor, the in
nocent, and the unsuspecting, mak
ing drunkards and loafers, of them.
When their character and money
are all gone, thee kicks them out,
and turns them over to other shops
to finish off, and thee ensnares oth
ers and sends them on the same
road to ruin." Christian Endeavor
It Saved His Leg.
"All thought I'd lose my leg,"
writes J A Swenson, Watertown,
Wis., ten years of eczema, that 15
doctors could not cure, had at last
laid mc up. Then Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured it sound and well. In
fallible for skin eruptions, eczema,
salt shcum, boils fever sores, bnrns,
scalds, cuts and piles. 25c at W E
Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn <fc Son,
Cabbage Plants: Wc have all
varieties of sea-coast cabbage.plants
for sale. Received fresh by express.
Dunovant & Co.
The Lurid Glow of Doom.
v/as seen in the red face, hands
and body of the little son of H M
Adams, of Henrietta, Pa. His awful
plight from eczema had, for five
years, defied all remedies and baffled
the best doctors, who ssid the
poisoned blood had affected his
lungs and nothing could save him.
But, writes his mother, "seven bot
tles of Electric Bitters completely
cured him." For eruptions, eczema,
salt rheum, sores and all blood dis,-,
orders and rheumatism Electric | This is the season to give your
Now is the time tb prepare for an
early , spring garden. We can sup
ply you with all kinds of seed fresh
from the celebrated Buist seed
Penn & Holstein.
Bitters is supreme. Only 50c. Guar
anteed by W E Lynch & Co., Penn
tfc Holstein, successors to G L Penn
& Son, drug stores.
chickens a tonic. We can supply
you with Pratt's Poultry Food and
Stock Powders. Nothing better.
We invite the spring shoppers to call and inspect our new
All of the newest fabrics and weaves in Dress Goods, and ma
terials suitable for waists. We have not space to describe these
goods in detail but come to see them.
Large stock of Lacas, Embroideries, Ribbons etc.
Full assortment of notions including many late novelties.
Large stock of Ladies' and Misses' oxfords, also full line of
shoes and oxfords for men and boys. OUT goods combine style and
durability at moderate p-iices.
We invite the men and boys to call and inspect our large stock of
clothing and hats in the latest styles. Our prices are right.
J. W. PEAK.
March 17 and 18
Tho Special Representative of
The Globe Tailoring Company
will display at our establishment their entire complete
line of smart new
Spring and Summer Woolens
including hundreds of the most desirable patterns pro -
duced b}* the leading American and foreign mills.
Oiders for Globe-taiored garments may be placed at
this time for delivery at any date desired. Satisfaction
is assured b Th'e Globe's established reputation for su
perior workmanship. The tact that their experienced
representative will take all customers' measures makes
this assurance doubly sure,
MAY & TOMPKINS,
EDGEFILD, S. C.
DON'T BACK AWAY.
We have something to sell. Drop in aud let us spill a little chat
ter about a good thing, you can take it or leave it according as it
jhits you and no expense bil[ either way.
I am the Carriage Dealer,^ took it up long ago. I have sold enough
'nice work each succeeding year to qualify as the Leader in my Line.
Now you can hear about me One-Hundred and Fifty Miles from my
. buggy shatk in any direction you go, and when it comes to what is
what in anything you hitch a horse to;-pardon me for starting the
'applause,-but I'm the greatest noise in the cona try. "
Remember the quartette-BACCOCK. CHASE, <
FRAZIER AND * . <f
At 749 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia ^
1908 Banner Year
^Notwithstanding the panic and other
business drawbacks, our sales were
larger 'than any previous year.
AVe are better prepared than ever
to serve you and can give you your
money's worth every time.
Agents for Sucrene Feed.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
863 Broad St., Augusta, tia.
Georgia, Chemical Works
The Celebrated Patpsco, Mastodon, Georgia Formu
la and other well known brands of this company
need no introduction to the trade their position is
establsshed by 37 years of successful results-It is no
experiment louse them.
Fish goods, blood and bone goods, Colton Seed
Meal Mixtuies and other products of this company
are sold at Edgefield by
Edgefield Mercantile Company
See them before buying. Prompt serviqp and faith
ful attention will be given to all orders.