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J. L. MUAS .... EDITOR
. TERMS: .
\ SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
WEDNESDA?, NOV. 3, 1909
S There is no feeling, except ?
S the extremes of lear and grief
? that does not find relief in mu
S sic-G FORGE ELIOT
In discussing the polar explorers,
say: "Perry," not "Pee-ry." The
former is the correct pronunciation.
Jt is estimated that the people of
Now York city spend $1,000,000
; ('*'h day for Intox'cating drinks.
Automobiles that are represented
as*1 first class are now advertised at
3485. When the price drops about
$400 more we'll then consider the
Dr. Len G. Broughton has re
fused the $10,000-call from the
Brooklyn church. Atlanta needs
him and he has decided to remain
there for several thousand a year
It seems that every individual in
the, South, without regard to color,
race or previous condition, must
soon or later fall victim of tubercu
losis, pellagra or * the hook worm
disease. Which will you choose for
It may be questionable whether
or not Dr. Cook climbed Mt. Mc"
Kinley, but there is no questioning
the fact that the managers of the
County Fair reached the very pinna
cle of success.Everybody is praising
them for their splendid manage
So far as we have been able to
judge, farmers in the main are sat
isfied with the. prevailing price of
cotton. By reducing the acreage
still more, they could be assured
of the same or even a higher price
il, year hence. Begin now to curtail
?;he acreage by sowing largely of
wheat and oats.
A daily paper in South Carolina
recently published a full page
liquor advertisement and__a half
page advertisemerit of a cure for
the liquor habit in the sam? issue.
That is according to the fitness of
things. If a paper is going to tempt
ila readers to become inebriates, it
ought also to tell them where they
can be cured of the thirst. Adver
tising the liquor and the cure both
is making money "er gwine and er
A newspaper which trims itself
tc suit everybody will soon whittle
itself away.-Greenville News.
And just as it should. The news
- paper to succeed, must chain itself
tc rock bound principles of truth
and righteousness, and trust in the
support of those who stand for
That has been The Advertiser's
standard all along, and it has steadi
ly grown in the confidence of the
people. A newspaper that does not
stand for something, that is not a
positive force for "principles of
tra th and righteousness" in a com
munity, has no just claim for ex
Better off in the South.
. i A great . national exposition by
the negroes has been suggested for
1913, celebrating the fiftieth year
of their independence! From a long
card published in the Atlanta Con
stitution by Booker Washington,
setting forth the reasons for hold
ing such, an exposition, we clipped
"The masses of the negro people
are better off, in my opinion, in the
southern states than in any other
part of the world, and for that rea
son, if for no other, the masses of
'the people-are going to remain in
B?uth. That being so, I believe
every sensible person will want to
ao all he can to see that the black
man leads such a life herein the
south as will make him of tue high
est usefulness to himself and to the
community in which he lives.
Everyone ' knows that a race, like
an individual, is always more use
ful'when the race is cheerful, happj
and making progress. A discontent
ed, morose and embittered people is
a greater burden than any country
can afford to carry.''
Danger Lurks in Western Pro
. Untiound corn is not the only
western product that, southern peo
ple aro suffering from as consumers.
Rotten ,corn, -kills hundreds .of
hors?s' and "mules and is 'said to
cause pellagra, but there is some
thing to be dreaded more than
m<5uldy corn and meal,, to wit: de
composed products of the western
packing" houses. The student bodies
of three Georgia colleges became
suddenly desperately ill last week,
and a carefuj diagnosis pointed to
ptomaine poisoning. Western pack
ers seem,to be an unscrupulous set.
They can everything that comes
their way, whether sound or un
Why will southern people con
tinue the policy of buying western
corn, flour, meal, beef, bacon and
lard, endangering their lives and
consuming all of their' ready cash,
when these things can be produced
upon the farm?
How long will it take many per
sons in the town and count}' of
Edge6eld to ham "that it requires
mo:ae3-actual cash-to run a live
newspaper, and that the chief source
of a publisher's inoome is selling
space in its .columns? Space is a
publisher's stock in trade, it is what
he pays his money for to sell to
oth~s; yet many individuals make
bold to ask that a certain amount of
space be given them without money
and without price. Suppose a pub
lisher should walk into a bank and
ask for a loan of one thousand dol
lars without interest. What would
be the banker's reply? If he should
ask a merchant for his merchandise
without offering its value in cash,
or its equivalent, what reply would
There are weekly newspapers in
South.Carolina that do not publish
a single line, other than the current
news of the day, (hot even a notice'
of church services that are sent in)
without charging the usual adver
tising rates. Bin Edgcfield papers
have always been very generous
with their space, and have many,
very many, times been imposed up
on by persons who-, to say the least
of it, have lost sight of thc fact that
it costs roonej7 to make a newspaper.
An Orangeburg contemporary
states the matter correctly in the
following short paragraph:
"Every line in a newspaper costs
its publisher something. . If it is to
benefit some individual, he may
fairly expect to pay, something. You
do not gp into a grocery and ask
the proprietor to hand you out 10
pounds of sugar , for nothing, even
though, the grocer may oe a per
sonal friend . and even though the
giftfmight not. be a large one." '
Mn J. M. Wright 'Replies to
Dr.D. A. J. Bell.
Mr. Editor: It seems to be a
very common occurrence for some
one ito criticise a jury that sits on
any case of note in our state, and
I admit that where justice is not
done and the law is not vindicated,
that they have a perfect right to do
so. I do not know Dr. Bell per
sonallv, but from his general repu
tation I have taken him to bea
perfect Christian gentleman. But I
do feel that if he desired to criticise
the jury that sat on the case of Bill
Broadwater, he first ought to ;
have informed himself as to the
facts before he made such an un- 1
just criticism. I, as one of the
twelve men (cf . his peer) that
brought out a verdict of "not
guilty," feel called upon to make
a statement of facts in order that
we may be vindicated from those
epithets that he has applied to us.
I think that Dr. Bell wrote as he
did, :aot of his own personal knowl
edge of the evidence that the jury
had to go by, but what he undoubt
edly thought they ought to have
had. And should we have had the
facts as he stated them before the
trial as afterwards, no doubt the
verdict would have been different.
And he being such a "fanatic,
jealous citizen," would not come
and give us the benefit of his in- :
formation. Now, Doctor, the first
time that I ever heard of Bill
Broadwater being drunk, and
raising a row with his wife and
daughter, and Bob going over there '
to quiet him, and Bill stabbing bim
in the shoulder, and Bob taking his
mother home with him, and Bill
coming over to Anna Broadwater's ;
house in a rage, and deliberately
shooting her I saw it in your letter. 1
I did not know whether Bill had a !
mother, wife, or daughter, as it
was not brought out in the evidence.
We had but the testimony of one
witness and that was Bob Broad- :
water, the son of Bill, who, being :
sworn by the state said, in sub
stance that Bill iBroadwater had :
come home from town drinking and
was out in the road some distance
from his (Bob's) house making ]
some unnecessary fuss, and he went :
out to quiet him. And when he
came up to where he was, Bill had
his knife open in his band and Bob
took the knife away from Bill and
went back to his (Bob's) home and i
Bill went out to his (Bill's) home i
and got his (Bill's) gun and came i
back over to Bob's house and walk
ed jap to. Bob's' window and asked 1
Bob for his knife (.. .d I think jutt i
here, the solicitor asked him if Bill ]
acted like he was mad and Bob said i
Bill did like a drinking man would
GOOD UNION MtETiNG.
Parks ville Fair to Be Held Nc
' vember 26th, Next Union
Meeting at Plum
The union meeting ofthe 3rd di
vision held at Modoo yesterday and
day before was one of the best if not
the best, your correspondent ever
The queries, "Why make Money"
"Who is on the Lord's side?",
''Keeping the Sabbath" and "Chis
tian Assurance," were all well dis
cussed on Saturdaj', the brethren
coming up prepared full of wis
dom and enthusiasm to talk over
and about the Lord's work.
By motion Sunday morning in
s ead of Sunday school exercises as
announced, the hour was set apart
for memorial exercises in honor of
the memory of our deceased mode
rator, Bro. L. F. Dorn.
By request of the acting mode
rator. Bro. L. B. White introduced
suitable resolutions in memory of
our beloved brother, and the mo
tion to adopt the same, feeling and
tender tributes were paid our dear
brother by Mr. J. C. Harvely, P. H.
Bussey, J. G. McKie, J. C. Morgan,
L. B. White, and G. Wash Adams.
The resolutions were accepted, a
copy ordered sent the family, ano
spread upon our minute book sacred
to Bro. Dom's memory.
The hour having arrived the mis
sionary sermon was preached by
Bro. T. H. Garrett of Greenville,
his subject being "The Saved Man
a Blessing." The sermon was a
very able and most excellent one as
shown by its effects, the collection
amounting to twenty-five dollars and
sixty cents, which was given to state
Our union is the baby union, and
if the mother unions, who double
us in strength and constituency, did
as well in proportion to strength
and numbers 8125.00 will be sent
up for missions today from the
churches of the Edgefield associa
tion as a result of yesterday's efforts
Sunday afternoon was devoted to
B. Y. P. U. work with all the ap
Mrs. Humphey McDaniel read a
remarkably good paper'on "What
Should the B. Y. P. U. Stand for."
Mr. JT. G. Park s paper on "the best
way to fit ourselves for usefulness"
was highly commended by all who
Mrs. Jessie Cobb gave us an ex
ceedingly tine paper on "Thc Spirit
of Strictness in Religion." The pa
pers were very creditable and highly
instructive and our B. Y. P. ' U.
workers were congratulated on all
sides-for their contributions and en
thusiasm in the work of training the
young Christians.for usefulness in
the Lord's work-. The next meeting
goes to Plum Branch.
Rev. L. H. Garrett being with us
last night, onr B. Y. P. U. program
here was put off and Rev. Garrett
was asked to preach, which he did
from the words: ' "Brethren, my
heart's desire and prayer to God is
that Israel might be saved," from
which he got the subject "a passion
for souls." This was a hiost excel
lent and earnest effort and Rev.
Garnett leaves with a warm place in
Our people, old and young, are
loud in their praises of the fine hos
pitality of 'the good? people of Mo
doc at our recent union.
Our Fair association held a meet
ing here Saturday afternoon in the
interest our approaching Fair to be
held Friday after Thanksgiving day.
This will give our Clark's Hill Agri
sometimes do and he was not afraid
that Bill would shoot him) and was
Btanding several feet from window
with the gun. Bob -siw the barrel,
reached out'and caught hold of the
gun, gave it a jerk. The gun was
discharged and shot Anna Broad
water who w^^ sitting on the bed
on the opposite side of the room in
the dark, for there was no light in
The question for that jury to
decide was whether Bill Broadwater
intended to shoot Bob or whether
by Bob grabbing the gun and giv
ing it a jerk and that fired the shot
that killed Anna Broadwater, for
Bob swore that the gun was fired
at the time he jerked it. Now on
this point the judge charged u<? that
it was obligatory on the state to
prove it was not an accidental kill
ing. I made this statement a few
clays ago in the Columbia State and
the editor in his comments said that
I must have been mistaken and I
restate them here on authority of
one of the- ablest attorneys at
Edgefield, who said I was correct
is to charge and that it was law as
given in the case of the State vs.
McDaniel. I am no lawyer and am
not familiar enough with the cod*
to tell you what volume or page fc
(ind it. You will have to look it up
Now, Dr. Be1' says that "hell was
a necessity to punish perjured
jurors und court officials who faii
to give justice here and let the red
handed murderers go free, roaming
ap and down our streets." All ma.\
be so but when the white-winged
messenjj^r of death shall come and
lay his cold and icjr hands upon th
breast of the twelve jurors that sat
on the Bill Broadwater case, I dc
not think that when they have
crossed over the other side the\
will find a little corner cut off a; ?
the right hand filled with white
robed redeemed ones who got there
by heaping abuse on those that did .
aot see things as they did.
J. M. Wright.
cultural Club an opportu nty to ex
hibit their products here after the
close of the'Georgk-Carolina Fair,
to be held in a few days.
We want all the home-raised stock
brought in. Good prizes in money
and grand priz?s have been offered
by our enterprizing promoters.
Anything - that :;s produced at
home will be exhibited and is espec
ially solicited. We understand that
enterprising White Town is prepar
ing afine exhibit, and we simply
ask you to keep your eyes on White
Town, because thes "live, at home
and board at th?, s?me place."
Bring your colts," cows and single
footers. Judge Bell of Clark's Hill
has made John Bailey, of Red Hill,
promise to put up his single-footer.
Come one, come all, and see how
we live, for one da3rat least.
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
The Towri growing, New Ferry
Across the Savannah Brings
Cotton and Seed from
Plum Branch, S. C.-It has been
a guoa wnile since I"gave you any
news from our towny so long that
y >u though i, as, old, M. B. predicted
more than two yearalsiiiee, that If
there was not something done and
done quickly a shroud, a bux and a
hole in mother earth, Would be the
final requisites for the town of Plum
Branch. After deliberating over
tire matter the old jnan thought be.it
tu delay the preparation for the in
term :nt and to make a more
tuuiough examination of the case.
We thought-it best to call in some
other physician, one moie exper
ienced in such cases.
The old man called in Wm. P.
Calhoun, and between the two. they
decided to try 'the trolley line from
Plum Branch to Edg'etield C. ll.
M. B. did his part" by riding over
the proposed line.and talking up
the possibilities ?nd -probabilities of
the project until ; the people along
the proposed line ' became it terested
in it, and some of them, to all ap
pearance t werJ very much enthused
and a mass meeting was called at
Plum Branch aud Edgetield. In
the meantime Wm. P. Calhoun was
not idle but was flourishing his pen
as never before, . which aided very
materially the cause,, and all that
mortal man could . dp to arouse the
people of old Edgelieid from their
lethargy to take bol d of the oppor
tunity that lay at their door* .
A grand pow-wow was called to
meet at Edgetield^ and decide upon
some plan of action^ ' The delegates
br committeemen and all the bier
chiefs met, anti - ike result was-I
guess the reader : f^y^X forgotten
We know old - Mi;??. .came home
crestfallen looking; very much like
an old game chicken just out of the
pity with what feathers there were
left on him ,very much disheveled
which bespoke d?feat. In a few davs
the old war horse came out with a
bright smile on his countenance
that said that Richard.was himself
again, and renewed ?he fight.
The inquiry was, "What's np old
boy?" Well boys we. will change
the medicine and treatment alto
gether. The program is just this:
You all know in '7O'."'we called on
Lincoln county in Georgia and they
responded. The skeptic: what do
you expect from them, and in what
way? Just thia; HM can find a
place on the Savannah river bplow
the old Douly ferry where I can put
in an up-to-date ferry I will save
Plum Branch. Just watch me. I
found the place and a good one it is,
and we have an up-to-dpte ferry now
with a steel cable across the river
with a breaking strength of 22 tons
where the farmers of Georgia eau
cross in safety and quick, until the
river overflows its banka, and bring
theil4 cotton and seed, t) one of th?
best cotton and seed markets along
the line of the C. & W^C. R. R.
Brother Mime, come up and see
what we are doing with the ten to
twenty wagons from the dark cor
n ;r of Lincoln county loaded down
with cotton and cotton seed.. All
of them crossed at the new ferry.
Come up and (fe the new im
provement? that are going on and
others b?ing planned. Three ne>v
residences are being planned among
them which is a Baptist. parsonage
which, when completed according
to the designs, would be an orna
ment to a much larger town than
ourfi. If we miss the waste basket
we will come again.
We have a few ladies' tailored
wash suits and summer weight
skirts that we will close out regard
less of cost.
The banking by Mail System
The Germania Savings
Bank of Charleston? S. C
gives their depositors careful
service. Write them.
Resources over ?2,900,000.00
38 Broad st PO Box 87
Charleston, ?. C.
Just received large shipn ent of
Brass Andirons, Coal V?^eF,'-and
Nursery''Fenders. . .You.Yijj? cordial
ly invited to call and inspect fe em.,
Stewart & Kernacrhan.
The Bed Rock of Success
lies in a keen, clear, brain, backed
by indomitable will and resistless
enery. Such power comes from the
splendid health that Dr. King's New
Life Pills impart. They vitalize
overgy organand build up brain and
body. J. A. Harmon, Lizemore, W.
Va., writes: "They are the best pills
I ever used." 25c at W. E. Lynch
cfc Co. and Penn & Holstein.
Beautiful iron and enameled beds,
just what you need.
Ramsey & Jones.
Large stock of handsome iron
and enameled beds to select from,
with springs to fit.
? Ridgefield Mercantile Go
Full assortment of fresh fancy
crackers and cakes.
See our line of hay forks and
carriers, sickle grinders. Prices
Stewart & Kemaerhan.
American - Lady, corsets, a shape
for- ev orv .fiar.re at
We solicit your prescription
business. Utmost care is exercised
in compounding prescriptions and
only pure, fresh drugs are used. Our
prices are verv reasonable.
PENN <fc HOLSTEIN,
G. L. Penn & Son
is in sight, and everybody must don winter clothing, heavy underwear, heavy
shoes, etc. We desire to inform the public that our facilities for ser\ing them
were never better.
Large stock of Boy V and Men's Clothing Shoes, Hats, Pants. Underwear
and Furnishings to select from.
We buy from the largest manufacturers in the country,consequently our prices
are right. * .
Give us a trial. That's all we ask.
Dorn & Mints.
LOW PRICES ARE LOUD TALKERS
IT will pay you to visit the largest stove and bicycle house
in Dixie and see our select stock of Stovet; Ranges, Grates,
Enamel ware, Cutlery and household Articles, also Sporting
Goods Department, Bicycles, Tires, Automobile Supplies, Best
Our ne^v $20 Bicycle is good. Agents for thc great Excelsior Stoves, 36
.years in this market. * Remember everything we sell is guaranteed the best.
We can sure save you money. Send in your mail orders
? FURNITURE ; HOUSE FURNISHINGS.
We desire to thank the
the liberal patronage dc
we shall endeavor to me
We have the largest
Stoves, Mattresses. Sp ri
Rockers, Window Shad
people cf Edgefield for
corded us in the past and
h& a continuance in the
stock of Furniture,
ngs, Wardrobes, Tables,
that we have
Oak Bed Room Suits $11 up.
Kitchen Chairs from 39o up.
Iron Beds $2.00 up.
All we ask is for you to call o;
us. We are tn a position to make
Coll when you are in the city.
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.,
972 Eroad Street,