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J. L. HIMS - . - . EDITOR
ONE YEAR ----- $1.50
SIX MONTHS - - - - i .75
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 1909
IWealth after all is a relative 1
thing, since he that has ^little, I
and wanta less is richer than I
he that has much, and wants 1
more.-COLTON. . f
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New Club Organized. Beautiful
Reception by Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Fowler. PopiJ?lSon
The meeting at Plum-Branch clos
ed Friday, Mr. White Baptising 14
converts. Four or five united by
letter, making 20 accessions.
A good program was rendered
last night by our B. Y. P. IT. the
subject being ambition. Mrs. Fowl
er's paper was requested for publica
tion. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fowler
were appointed messengers from our
B. Y. P. U. to the Union meeting
at Clark's Hill next Saturday and
Sunday. We invite the Editor, and
hope for a good meeting.
A social function by thc Dann
und Wann Club, of which
Miss Sallie Parks is president, was
given last Tuesday everting at the
residence of Mr. L. F. Dorn Those
present and enjoying the social fea
tures, as well as the bountiful repast,
were: Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Fowler,
in whose honor the social wa s given,
Miss Helen Smith .of Newberry,
Martha Dorn, D. N. Dorr, Prof.
Moore, of Greenville; Addie L. Bell,
Dan A. Bell, J. H. Elkins ami Janies
On-Thursday afternoon hist Mr.
and Mrs. Fpwler entertained the
children of our town, between the
ages of 7 and 12 years, from four
to six o'clock. The host and host
ess are never happier than when they
are making pleasure for others, and
on the occasion had arranged games,
and refreshments^ which so delight
ed and pleased the children that
they are of one accord in proclaim
ing this one of the most delightful
and pleasant occasions of their
The population of our town has
been enlarged by the coming into
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. N.
Edmunds, a fair young visitor, to
make her permanent home. She is
so* pretty they have not been able to
find a name pretty enough for her
Mr. Robert Hitt, of thc Aiken
Journal and Review, was a welcome
visitor to fair Rehoboth Saturday
and Sunday. He is always pleasant
and agreeable, and his broad smiles
denoted a pleasant and profitable
Misses Weinona and Fannie Joe
Strom of Rehoboth spent se me'time
in Parksville Sunday afternoon.
Messrs. Hamp H. Smith aod John
Quarles from Red Hill spent some
time with us Sunday in company
with the Misses Burnett, of Green
wood. We hope that occasion may
bring them to see us oftener.
Fair, pretty, captivating Miss
Martha Dorn, is off for a foitnight's
visit to her sister, Mrs. Dr. James
A. Dobey, of Johnston, S. C. Some
hearts no doubt will be quite sad
until she returns.
Miss Helen Smith, of Newberry,
who bas been visiting ber old col
lege friend, Miss Addie Bell, has re
turned home. She did not leave
however,without leaving the impress
of her soft brown eyes, as a mental
v picture upon the hearts of some of
our young men who betray \he fact
bv their very appearance.
Mr. and Mrs. EL G. Morgan, Jr.,
have just returned from a pleasant
trip to Mrs. Morgan's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. W. Dobey. Mr. Mor
gan tells of the' wonderful oom he
saw belonging to Mr. Bob Smith.
He says he never saw anything like
it, and from what he says it will un
doubtedly make two hundred bush
els to the acre. Hurrah foi: farmer
Mr. Morgan ought to see Ed
Winn's and Sam. Cheathaui's corn
Mrs. Mamie J'. Bell,of Parksville,
is off on along promised visit to
relatives and friends at Clark's Hill.
We hope for her a pleasant stay
and that her health may be improv
Hon. W. R. Parks, who aas been
quite sick recently, we are glad to
state is convalescent.
The Edgefield Rifles Picnic .
Judging from reports that have
reached us, possibly the best picnic
of the season was reserved for the
last-that of the Edgefield Rifles at
Centre Spring Thursday, August
19th. One thing that contributed to
the pleasure of the day was the
small attendance. By sma! 1 attend
ance we mean absence of the seeth
ing, surging throng that frequents
thejarge gatherings of the county^
almost Congesting the grounds. The
writer has often thought that two
smaller picnics instead of one very
large one would be more pleasant
for all who attend. Capt. Collett
and his committeemen ." managed
everything in, a splendid manner
The : following was written by
Mts Amelia Cook .Fowler, and is
published .' at the request of the
P?rksv?U? B. Y. P. U.:
Ambition is the effort lo obtain
by worthy or unworthy method's
something in itself to be coveted.
History abounds in the examples
of men and women who have been
exceptionally brilliant and talented
but whose life aims have tended all
towards selfish "gratification..
On the other hand it is rich in ex
amples of those who have let their
light shine before men and who
have glorified their Father in Heav
en. These have been.men and wom
en whose ambition it was to leave
the world better than they found
it-to establish schools, colleges,
hospitals, training schools for nurs
There have been those who cared
only to gratify themselves, who have
sought wealth and position regard
less of whom they injured in grasp
The ambition of nu n and women
has been for all things-worthy, and
Ambition selfishly directed has
led men to numerous crimes. Ben
edict Arnold was willing to betray
bis country because some selfish de
sire on'his part for preferment had
not been gratified.
Aaron Burr, than TC hom, perhaps,
there was no more gifted man in
American history, had his light go
out in darkness because his talents
were used unwisely and for selfish
Robert E. Lee whose name we
love so well, was willing to sacrifice
what men call ambition for the sake
of his birth plaee-^our South land
and fulfilling the Scripture: "He
that exalteth'himself shall be abased
He that humbleth -himself shall be
exalted." Lee has won for himself
a name all ages shall revere.
There have been men and women
whose environments would seem ill
calculated to foster anything en-no
bling, but who have sprung from
mean surroundings to take some
great place in the world's history.
Notable among such is Abraham
Lincoln. He was ever studiously
engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
He was wise in learning in all ways
from every source at bis command.
I could go on citing examples
from ancient and modern times.
"What doth it profit a man if he
gain the whole world and lose his
own soul." Alexander, Caesar and
Napoleon were great conquerors, but
they did conquer their own spirits,
and the world looks upon them as
leaving nothing to emulate. How
different is the example of Washing
ton and Lee.
. The heights by great men reach
ed and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions
Were toiling upward in the night.'
St. Augustine has said, "Thou,
hast made us for Thyself,' O Lord,''
and our heart is restless until it rests
Thursday. A delightful barbecue
dinner was served. The music by
Morris' band has been very highly
praised. Bearden's land could not
be secured on account of a previous
engagement. The Morris band made
an exceedingly favorable impression
while on this its initial visit to
Edgefield. After spending a most
delightful day at Ceutre Spring the
young people assembled in the opera
house Thursday evening anchlanced
until the wee, small hours of the
morning. Whether it be a drill, pa
rade, encampment, picnic or dance
that the soldier boys undertake,
they always come out conquerors in.
Women as Weil as Hen aie Hada Miserable
by Kidney and Bladder Trouble.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
vigor and cheerful
ness soon disappear
when the kidneys are
out of order or dis
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncom
mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
weak kidneys. If the
child urinates too often, if the mine scalds
the flesh, or if, when the child reaches an
age when it should be able to control the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi
culty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a disessed condition of
the kidneys and bladder and not to a
habit as most people suppose.
Women as well as me a are made miser
able with kidney and bladder trouble;
end both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
5 wamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one-dollar
size bottles. You may
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a}
pamphlet telling allt_
about Swamp-Root, iio? ?fSwn?j??c
including many of thel housands of testi
monial letters received from sufferers
who found Swamp-Rort to be just the
remedy needed. In writing Dr. Kilmer
6 Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper. Don't make any
mistake, but remember the name, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address,
Binghamton, N. Y., OE every bottle.
A No. 15 Rife rim, practically
new; also 100 ft. of ? in. pipe and
OOO ft. of ? in. pipe. Reason for
selling, need ram of larger capacity.
P. M. Markert,
Morgana, S. C.
Aiken County's Shame.
The dispensary ar North Augus
ta',- in Aiken' county, i? ?, sji'arnVan'a
? disgrace to the state ot 6r>ti
Carolina. It is nothing more than
an open barroom for the people of
Augusta who can. not gel whiskey
in their own city.
We hope to see the legislature
pass a state-wide prohibition law in
January next. But if this is not
done, we hope to sse our lawmak
er's at least close np the North Au
gusta liquor shop . y making it un
lawful to establish a dispensary in
an incorporated town where the
majority of the citizens of that
town declare against the dispensa
ry; North Augusta is opposed to the
Very Successful Farmer.
Mr. Peter D. Ouzts, an excellent
citizen and very successful farmer
of Greenwood county who resides
near Mountain Creek church, called
at The Advertiser office while in
Edgefield Friday, and after voluntar
ily enrolling his name as a subscriber
chatted very "pleasantly, speaking
chiefly of the crop conditions and
the outlook in his section. Cotton
for many miles north of Edgefield,
with of course an exceptional field
here and there, is unusually promis
ing. Corn is not so promising, only
good in places. Mr. Ouzts has yet
some of the cotton he made last year
on hand. He sold $300 worth of
cotton in June and deposited the
money in the bank. If all farmers
managed that well they could fix
the price of cotton, selling only when
the price suited them.
Few "Red Shirts in Existence.
I hope that my friend, Mr. J. M.
McKie, now of North Augusta, will
take in the gathering of the Red
Shirts, at Anderson, August 24th
I venture it that he "is the only
one of the faithful bands of Caro
linians who, during all these years,
has kept his red shirt. The promo
ters of the Anderson reunion have
learned that he still has his shirt,
and have written to him, importun
ing him to attend the reunion and
wear the garment. He may do so.
His is one of the shirts that came
into use right after the riot across
the Centre street bridge, in Ham
burg. When those accused of par
ticipating in that affair had to go
to Aiken to make bond,their friends,
armed, from Aiken and Edgefield,
joined them. They secured 'some
cheap material of red, or stained
with red and Aiken ladies made
them shirts for uniforms.
I think it was in this way the
1 Red Shirts" originated. They were
called "Bloody Shirts" at first. The
organization is., now meeting in a
social way.1 In the times of dark
politics in Carolina they were a
power-the power that wrested the
state from carpet bag rule and put
the white;; man again in political
supremacy there.-T...D. M. in Au
gusta" Chronicle. .
Wouldn't Marry Him Drunk
Sometime ago a cook informed
her Boston mistress that she was
apt to leave at any time, as she was
engaged to be married, says Judge.
The mistress was genuinely sorry
as the woman was a good cook and |
steady. Time passed, however,
without further word of leaving,
though the happy man to be was a
frequent caller in the kitchen. The
other day the mistress was moved
by curiosity to ask:
"When are vou to be married,
"Indade, an' it's niver at all I'll
be think'n' mum," was thc reply.
"Really? What is the trouble"
"'Tis this mum. I won't marry
Mike when he's drunk, an' when he's
sober he won't marry me!"
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
su rance Companies
arid can insure your
Y our patronage will
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O0'l$?309 Pastor?o fl HQl
SDfNim 3Hi aano QNv
748 Reynolds Street, oppc
Successful, Public Spirited Far
One cf the best kept'- forms is
the county is that of . Mr. George C.
Cartledge. What cotton he planted
is very fine, bat anyone who
passes Mr. Cartledge's farm can
easily see that he devotes the major
portion of his timej to growing
other crops. Large fields of very
fine corn and peas are in evidence.
In addition to managing bis farm
and private interests successfully,
Mr. Cartledge? is 'public spirited
and finds time to devote to the bet
terment of the agricultural interests
generally. He has been one of the
most loyal and enthusiastic mem
bers of the Farmers" Union from
the time it was first organized.
Dire Distress. '
It is Near at Hand to Hundreds
of Edgefield Readers.
. Don't neglect, an aching back.
A Backache is the kidneys cry for
Neglect hurrying to their aid,
Means tfiat urinary troubles fol
low quickly. ./ '
Dire distress, diabetes, Bright's
Profit'by a sufferer's experience.
Mrs. Wesley Royal, Union St.,
Aiken, S. C., says: "I have used
Doan's kidney " pills and can say
that I have been greatly benefitted.
I suffered a great -deal for several
years from kidney complaint and
at times there was a dull ache across
my back, coupled with headaches.
Since using Doan's kidney pills I
have felt a great deal better ?and
have been given great confidence in
their curative powers."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's and
take no other.
Card From 5ev. Oliphant.
I am pleased to announce that we
have just closed one of the best pro
tracted meetings, at Ple?sat Grove
church that I have witnessed in many
years. We had large congregations
at both day and night services and
the bjst of order prevailed through
out the meeting. I think the good
conduct was due to the fact that the
dispensaries have been closed in Ai
ken for the past three weeks. 1 re
ceived 31 into the church, adminis
tering the ordinance of baptism to
them on Friday last.
Rev. Wash Oliphant.
Beautiful assortment. ' of Ham
mocks. The season has arrived for
hanging one in your home,
t Edgefield Mercantile Co.
We sell Stadebaker buggy abd
wagon harness-nothing better on
the market. Prices very reasonable.
j??gefield Mercantile Co.
Seared With a Hot Iron,
or scalded by overturned kettle
cut with a knife-bruised by slam
med dock"-injured by gun or in
any other way-the thing needed
at once is bucklen's Arnica Salve to
subdue inflammation and kill the
pain. It's earth's supreme healer,
infallible for boils, ulcers, fever
sores, eczema and piles. 2.5c at W
E Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn & Son. drug
Our stock of undertaker's supplies
is always complete. Can supply
cheap and medium price coffins or
metalic cases. Our hearse responds
promptly to all calls, night or day.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Fly nets in leather or cotton for
" RAMSEY <fc .TONKS.
Let us supply you with garden
seed. We sell both Buist's and Fer
ry's seed. Either will give perfect
.Easter millinery. Better choose
your hat early.- A beautiful display
of the very newest New York and
Paris styles are now ready at
Rubenstein's Millinery Department
This is the season to give your
chickens a tonic. We jean supply
you with Pratt's Poultry Food and
Stock Powders. Nothing better.
Fruit Jar Rubbers-the kind that
preserve the fruit, also full supply
of Parafine wax. Use it once and
you will always use it.
Penn & Holstein.
Edward C. Fleming.
>site the Cotton Exchange.
You# Business Solicited.
Mr. Turner leaves for New Yo
Hence cool summer wearables mu?
for more seasonalbe fall toggeries,
wash fabric showings of American.
Beautiful designs for ladies' house dresses, chi
Sunday wear many patterns so fine and lustrous
might cause you to mistake them for silks, and
elegant material is only 5 and 6c the yard.
Embraces several hundred yards values up to '
and 10c yard.
Yet a few Oxfords for Men, Boys, Ladies and G
Cotton is high and goods will necessarily go Y
See our 36 inch Bleached Domestic at 20 yards 1
its all gone.
We thank you for the great summer business s
us and will tell you more about it after we return
The Corner S
"W. PT. Turner, JP
We are still closing out the Hot
Weather Goods before our Fall Ship
ments begin to arrive.
Now is the time to make dollar do
the work of two.
Better come at once and get the pick
of the bargains that are now offered.
Superintendent of Education Nicholson's School Ap-|
portionment, Edgefield County, S. C., 1909-10.
Red Hill 3
Flat Rock 4
Liberty Hill ?
White Town 7
North Elmwood 8
South Elmwood 0
N. Meriwether 19
S. Meriwether 13
Plum Branch 15
Clark's Hill 19
Meriwether Hall 29
N. Plum Branch 30
C. M'en wether 81
E. Collier 32
Long Cane 35
7076 10886 98 4465 00 1674 00 3793 10
The unexpended balances, if any, oan be ascertained by
relerence to tho Records in the office of Superintendent of
A. R. Nicholson, Supt.,
G. F. Long, Jr.,
Edwin H. Folk,'
Members Co. Bd. Education,
of Edgefield County, S. C.
Edgefield, S. C.
ii make way
, Note our
ildren's street and
that a slight glance
the price for this
15c yd to go at 5
[iris at about 1-2
to the dollar before
?o pleasantly given
i from the market.
You should remember when buy
ing anv one of the dozen following
articles that I save you money on
Dry Cell Batteries
C. S. Hulls
I solicit your patron
age. Send, Come or
Phone No. 10.
E. S. JOHNSON.
We can save you money on musi
cal instruments. Large stock of
stringed instruments to select from.
RAMSEY & JONES.
Five-pound bucket of roasted
Mocha and Java coifee-flavor.un
Harris and Glenn Springs water
n 5-gallon demijohn at low prices
We are headquarters for paints
jil and varnish. See us before buy
For Sale: One 12-horse power
mgine and a 15-horse power boiler
:or $150. .
* E. J. Norris.
A fresh line of Black and Green
reas, just what you need for ice tea.
May & Prescott.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF ED^SrEFIELD.
By J. D. Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Mrs. Sallie Blackwell,
nade suit to me, to grant her let
;ers of administration of the estate
md effects of R. S. Blackwell,
These are Therefore, to cite and
idmonish all and singular -the kin
Ired and creditors of the said R. S.
Blackwell, deceased, that they be
ind appear before me in the Court
)f Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
1 H. S. C., on the 26th day of Au
rust, next, after publication there
)f, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
?how cause, if any they have, why
he said administration should be
Given under my hand this, 10th
lav of August, A. D. 19J09.
J. D. ALLEN,
.T. P. E. C.
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