Oldest Newspap^ In South Carolina,
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WE$SlSDAY, DECEMBER l?st, ?909.
Different Sections of County
Connected by Rural Tele
phone Line. Bell Compa
Step by step life in the country is
. being made more attractive. Even
. now there are but few homes, how
ever distant from a railroad,
that do not have the mails delivered
daily almost at their c\oor, and fol
lowing the rural free delivery ser
vice is the telephone which will fi
nally put these erstwhile isolated
homes in instant touch with not
only adjacent farm houses and near
by towns but almost everj' part of
the country. The Advertiser is
pleased to see that the rural tele
phone service is gradually covering
Edgefield county. For several years
the southern and western sections
of the county have been enjoying
the blessings of being? in elbow
touch, neighbor with neighbor, and
now the central and eastern ?section
is installing a rural system. 3
Mr. .Walter Marsh was in our
office Saturday and stated that he
is now constructing a line from his
home to Johnston. In addition to
his line, the following already have
telephone connection with John
8ton: Mr. William Toney, Miss
Harriett Toney, Messrs. G. M.
Smith, O. D. Padgett, Walter H.
J Smith, T. A. Broadwater, L. G.
' Watson and E. N. Smith. Others
in adjoining communities seeing the
advantages of having telephone con
I nection with their neighbors and
- with the towns in which they mar
ket their farm produce, will like
. wise construct lines. Let us hope
. that the day is not very remote
when the entire county will be
a veritable net-work of telephone
.'wire. The Bell Telephone Company
. is doing its utmost to hasten the
coming of that day.
geling Salesman-Well, Mr.
Aabfn ?id you get in to see the
y Fairer Jabez-No: I didn't come
nightie place, 'cause d'-ye know, I
?oiY'i believe-either one of 'em eyer
H ? nor at the bar," said the
portly ?pompous and ?orid mag?s
, "you are charged with stealing
g, a very serious offense in this
.?strict. There has been a great deal
oj pig stealing, and I shall make an
example of you, or none PT ns will
be safe."-London Daily News.
Will Not R
ERE. at 1
made from Pun
or brv ak.
* session (
Only ? few. of
Every Farmer Needs tb Increase
His Supply of Barnyard
Manure by Raising
As The Advertiser has stated be
fore, the chief concern of the South
ern farmer, especially the farmers
of Edgefield county, should be the
rendering of their lauds more pro
ductive. The soil needs to be deep
ened and enriched. It is utter fol
ly for a farmer to wear himself and
stock out cultivating land that
yield? only six or eight bushels of
corn and five or six hundred pound
of seed cotton to the acre. He may
several years ago been able to eke
out an existence by such manage
m?nt, but under present conditions
with everything that he has to pur
chase for making the crop selling
at unprecedented prices, he . will
never "make ends meet."
Increasing the fertility of land
can not be accomplished alone
through the use of commercial fer
tilizer, for it only feeds the growing
crop. It is through a generous ap
plication of barnyard manure that
permanent improvement must come
The following from the Farmers'
Union Sun concerning barnyard
manure and its effect upon the soil
will be of interest in this connec
"The value of manure is not to
be wholly measured by its chemical
content. One of the most valuable
features of barnyard manure, a val
ue which no commercial fertilizer
contains to any appreciable degree,
is its: salutary effect upon the phy
sical condition of the soil. Thc
fact that this may not be expressed
in dollars and cents in no degree
detracts from its importance. Every
tiller of the soil knows decaying
vegetable matter in the soil gives to
it a quality, a power of production,
a capacity to retain "moisture, and
add to its friability as does nothing
"Organic matter in barnyard ma
nure performs another importantJ
function-it sets free some of th?dj
locked-up plant food that already
resides in the soil. AU soils contain
great unarititjes- of. ?^?*ji:*vr th;t
to tn1 ii;;:-'ens 1;.
plants. The aest ruction and decay
of thc- organic; matter tends to free
and make available these stores of
plant food. And the decay of the
vegetable matter also generates ma
terials which decompose the soil
particles and promote various soil
activities which result in increased
last, is the ideal kitchen
f.Spun Aluminum, and
d by the makers to last 25 years
.age usage. "Spun" Aluminum,
, not cast Aluminum, which will
s cra ck and scale. Spun Alumi
re will never crack, peel, scale
trifle more than ordinary enamel
: is many times cheaper in the
because of its wonderful dura
1 fuel saving. Enamel ware is
sd with colored glass. Iron ex
th heat. "Colored glass does not,
off into the food with dangerous
i those who eat it.
he use of enamel kitchen ware
ancer is ? view held by some
medical authorities. Dr. William
?bach of New York, in a paper co
nservations on the Etiology of
read before the Bureau of Sanitary
and Public Health during the
jf the International Homeopathic
at Atlantic City, discussed this
ing to a special dispatch to the
ihia North -American, Dr. Diefan
anced thc argument that chipping
the "1892" Pure
TI here. CompL
IT & KERNA?
The South's Prosperity.
The prevailing high price of Cv>t
ton means directly and indirectly a
billion dollar crop, and that spells
prosperity for Dixie. ? few more
seasons as the present and the South
will achieve its economic independ
ence through the accumulation and
savings of its own capital, and it will
be like the midd-e West, no longer
a borrower, but lender. Out of
its growing surplus it will be able to
finance, without appealing to Wall
street on unfavorable terms, its rail
roads and great industries, and it
will be in a position to reap the prof
it of the great development of the
South's enormous natural resources.
The healthy stimulation of home
capital seeking investment marks the
beginning of the new era for the
South. It means the rapid growth
of the cities as industrial centres,
more schools and better roads, great
er seaports, more funds to tight
disease and illiteracy, and an in
creasing surplus with which to en
dow public institutions, hospitals,
universities, libraries, museums, and
charities. The excuse of poverty
made in certain sections of the
South can no longer be pleaded in
palliation of neglect in providing
for these evidences of the highest
Little Clarence-Pa, I honestly
don't believe it docs nu* a bit of good
when you thrash me.
Mr. Calipers-I begin to suspect
as much, my son, but you have no
idea how much good it sometimes 1
does me to thrash you!
"Little boy," asks the well-mean
ing reformer, "is that your mamma
over vonder with the beautiful set
"Yes, sir," answers the bright lad,
"Well, do you know what pooi
animal if is that has had to suffer in
arder that your mamma mij$lit havie
the furs with'which she adorns her
self so proudly?" " \
"Yt'4 sir. My papa."/ .*
short, barnyard manure from
.my source'is the most valuable and
beneficial by-product of the farm,
*nd its intelligent preservation from
loss and use upon' the land by the
farmer would prove of greater val"
to the world than all the gold mines
of the continent can ever bo made
Will Last <
of the hard-coated dist
preparation of meals allo
but dangerous particles
matter to become mixe
food, these being taken into the ste
where the cancerous growth is caus
abrasions which they make in the wi
"1892" Pure Aluminum Ware
doctors' bills. It enables you to
bread, pies, pan cakes, etc., without g
which is the great cause of dyspeps
indigestion. Aluminum griddles reqi
grease; hence are smokeless and od
"1892" Pure Aluminum Ware w
scorch or burn, is easily cleaned, vt
rust, or corrode. Handsome in appei
Looks like silver, but weighs only
one-fourth as much, and is light an
venient to handle.
The original and only genuine
Aluminum Ware is made by the
Pure Aluminum Co. at Lemont, 111.
piece bearing their trade-mark, the ft
Cross, and marked "1892" Pure Aim
Ware is absolutely pure, wholeson
hygienic, and guaranteed for 25 yea
See that you get the right gooc
accept no substitute.
-" ,1 . - ?.?
> Ali^ nuiri Coo
ete line will be f
The "Poison" in Cora.
Nobody seems to know what it is
in damaged corn that gives ?q^? pel
lagra. The simplest negro arid the
wisest doctor are alike ignorant on
this subject. The negro, thtagh,
has offered an explanation; and the]
doctor has not.
The writen grew up on ji jfarm;
and when he was not going to school
worked with the farm.hands in the
fields. He remembers hearing them'
speak of poison in the corn. . Ia .gath-1
ering the crop they were very par
ticular not to gather that! Iwhicb
they thought was the pojscat^Any
person who has been much ip th?
fields has seen the greenish excres:
ence, like a large wart or turnor,
growing near the ear of corn, \vjhich,
when the corn is ready "fpr^ggther
ing, turns black, and is filleo^th a
black powder as fine as the 'finest
dust. It is this the negrbes wWe so
afraid of. They said ii* it got into
the meal it would run the eaters cra
zy, or if in the corn fed to Dorses
it would give them the blind;, stag
gers. -" ' ; &,V
This has no importance,- of course,
as a scientific fact, bnt it;doeg|show^,
that the idea that there, .might jfit
something harmful in corais'inotjV
new one. f
Before the war negroes lived al
most entirely on corn bread arjd ba
con, and they wore thO'Iieaithiest
people in the world. Tjie corn
bread was then made from our own
home grown corn, ground in our
own water mills, and the; bacoawas
home raised and sound-very dif
ferent from much of the "prod
uct of tho western granaries
and packing houses. There was no
pellagra among them then, and very
little sicklies* of any kind. They
trot pure food, and pure food; means
iood health; and impure food means
. Since a man is what he. eats, it
s of the highest consequence that
ie eat pure food ; and hence the ur
gent demand, in these day? of food,
idulterations, for strict inspection
aws strictly administered.-- Xewp
Jerry Observer. \ . I
e Shrewd FaT,*.
Visitor at farm-Well this is un
isual! Why, you are putting all' the]
jig apples in the bottom of the |
jarr?is and the little ones on top."
Farmer-.Yes. Those fruit deal
?rs in the city are gettin' so sharp;
;hey open the barrels from the bot
;om to see whether we farmers are |
irvin' to cheat them.
h or Burn
?es used in
i of foreign
:d with the
ie and #?"<^W
ls and I 9k
ld, S. C.
Plurn'Braach Continues to Grow.
New Enterp rises Projected.
Our farmers are about through
gathering theirj cotton,: Yes, the
cotton has been gathered, ginned,
sold and the proceeds pretty well
gone to pay up old accounts. There
is some little left over however. The
price has been good but the crop
I think the scarlet fever has about
come to a close. The school was
closed and the people as a rule have
kept their children at home.
? The Baptist parsonage is not bein?
pushed as we would like to see it.
The lumber has not come in as was
expected, hence the delay.
Mr. John Blackwell has com
menced work on a neat cottage on
Church street, and from the way
the carpenters are pushing the work j
Mr. Blackwell will take Christmas j
in his new home in town. *
The Methodist people here pro
pose selling their parsonage at
Parksville and building a much'
more comfortable house for their I
preacher than the one at'Parksville;
M. B. Starkey and good wife will '
give the lot upon which, to erect-the
building. One advantage the preach
er will have here will be a good pas
ture for his horse.
The outlook for our town, isl
bright. Applications are beirtg made |
almost every day for lots to build
Several lots have changed hands
in the last two or three weeks.
' Thc Twin City officers are on the
move. The company .has asked our
town council for a franchise.
M. B. Stnrkey says he has the
location for the cotton mill and will
place every spare dollar that he and
his good wife can scratch up to put
into the first of the two enterprises,
namely: the trolley line or the cotton
mill. Look out old Edgefield may
get there yet. Old Lincoln county
just across the river are being warm
ed up on the subject and old Wash
ington, Ga., just 18 miles farther
,out in Georgia is not asleep on that
Tine. Just wait and see what the re
salt will be * b>o the power is in
stalled. As the Ddtchman has it,
<lYou vait-and you will see vot you
viii see." Well,_ brother. Minis, itiS
about-time-i was in myL.little^fiOtu;
dreaming over my mistakes, mishaps^
Death of Mrs. Bryant.
On Friday afternoon, November
12th, Mrs. Bryant, the wife of Mr,
J. Rufus Bryant, passed away at
her home in the Meeting Street-Ce
lestia section, after an illness of
several months. The interment'took
place at McKendree church Satur
day, the funeral being conducted by
Rev. J. E. Johnston. Before her
marriage Mrs. Bryant was Miss
Anna Lowrey, daughter of the late
W. B. Lowrey. She was a Christian
woman, having been a member of
McKendree church from early child
hood. Besides the members of her
immediate family, a devoted hus
band and three blight, sweet chil
dren, her untimely death is very
keen ly felt by a host of relatives
and friends. ZZZZ
We beg to extend our deepest
sympathy to the sorrow-stricken
husband and little children, also to
Mrs. Bryant's mother.* Mrs. Ameri
ca Lowrey, who during the past six
years has had her husband . and
three daughters taken.
Mis Little Schemei
Great Caesar! old man," exclaim
ed the gunner, as he opened the]
the door of his friend's house bril
liantly illuminated at noonday.
"W 9*< does this mean? Why are
all : blankets over the windows
and why is the ga.? burning in the
'Sh!'' whispered Guyer, cautious
ly; "it's a scheme of mine."
"What kind of a scheme?"
"Why, my wife is in the country
and I tell her I remain home every
night and read. I've got to get rid
of some gas somehow so it will go
on the bill at the end of next |
"Well, well! I am surprised to!
hear of Miss Wrinks being engaged
to Mr. Sporty. He's so awfully fast,
"Oh, I don't know! Apparently
he wasn't fast enough to get away
Sold Big Ham For Big Money, j
One of the largest hams that has
ever been seen in Augusta was ex
hibited last week at the Georgia-.
Carolina fair by Mr. S. T. Adams,'
in the Clark's Hill Agricultura". so-|
eiety department. The hara was
raised on Mr. Adams' place, near
Clark's Hill, and it is one of the
finest he has ever raised. The
weight of the ham is 39 pounds. It
was sold to Mr. F. M. Stnlbs at 25
cents a pound.-Augusta Herald.
County Fair Praised, Missionary
ary and TemperanceOrganiza
tions Flourishing, Beautiful
Mahogany China Closet.
Mr. T. lt. Miller had the misfor
tune to loee nine shoats recently.
Miss Rebie Morgan, of Morgana,
enterecLupon her duties as teacher
of the Faifa school November the
The Tliomas and Pearl show
which played in the school house at
Colliers on the 9th instant was
greatly enjoyed by old and young.
Mrs. P. B. Whatley went yester
day to Greenwood, as a delegate to
the state W. M. U. from Red Oak
Grove missionary society.
On every hand we hear compli
mentary remarks paid the manage-1
ment of the Edgefield Fair, and it
is the concurring opinion of all that]
it was a triumphant success.
Miss Georgia Reese, the capable
assistant teacher of the Colliers
school, spent Saturday and Sunday
with her home people at Morgana.
Mrs. Katherine Sprouse has gone
to Augusta where she will remain
until after the winter months.
Among those who attended the |
Fair in Augusta last week from Col
liers were Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Math
is, Mr. and. Mrs. T. L. Miller, Mes
srs. J. L. Miller and Wyatt Ham
mond, Mesdames E. 13. Mathis and
Carrie Hammond, and Mieses Nona |
Mathis and Sunie Hammond.
Mr. Hal Holstein from Edpefield
was a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. 0. Whatley last Thursday
Mrs. J. N. Crafton and Miss Jud-1
die Fanning spent last Saturday in
The Woman's Missionary society
lield a very interesting and instruct
ive meeting* at Peace Haven last |
Mr. J. T. Dorn who with his fam
ily moved to Ivens, Ga., several
months ago returned last week to
?gain mabie Ealfa. *>ome. We
extend to ) . ' welcome
md hope t. ^rjrmanently
^. Miss Reynolds from Pleasant Lane J
isvkeeping^?ffse'f?f Mrrtfv ~Ir. M?=>f
Mrs. T. J. LaSore and daughter,
S??ss Mamie, were pleasant guests of
relatives in Columbia during the
" Mr. G. D. Mims the genius of the
Faifa section has juBt completed a
??andsome china cabinet, the case
is of mahogany inlaid with curly
naple-the surface throughout is in
nano. Mr. Mims values this beau
tiful cabinet at one hundred dol
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Whatley!
nad? a brief but very pleasant visit |
?0- Cleora last Tuesday.
" Mr. O. Smith from Edgefield was
k guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
[>; T. Mathis last Sabbath,
s An interesting program is being
irranged for Temperance Sunday at
A mission study class has been or
ganized at Red Oak Grove with Mrs.
jeorge Bussey as leader. The mem
bers of the class have selected as
;heirtext book "The Uplift of Chi-j
Miss Lucile Whatley has gone to |
Greenwood to attend the state W.
M. tl'., after which she will spend a
?veek or ten days in Troy, as the
rifest of her friend Mrs. W. C. Hol
. The interest in the Peary-Cook
soritroversy over the North pole has
pst somewhat in interest since the
iiscovery of the lazy disease, and the
joming of Halley's Comet has been
wrought to our knowledge by as
?ronoraers, who predict that as ear
y "as-December it will be visible |
arith the naked eye. We are look
ng forward to the coming of this
phenomenon with much interest not |
inmixed with awe.
VERY department <
plied and we solidi
Cut Glasses, Silvt
Jewelry, Watches, t
We solicit your Fine wa
Call or send us your order
A. j. R:
708 Brond Stree :- :
Baptists to Build Parsonage,
New Carriage Shop, Whole*
sale Mercantile Compa
ny. Fair This Week.
Our Baptist church here in con
ference last Saturday, passed suita
ble resolutions relative to the un
I timely death of Mr. L. F. Dorn,
and ordered them published in the
Yesterday the Rev. L. B. White
preached an excellent sermon on the
I office of the spirit. He announced
! also that there would be Thanks
giving services in the Baptist church
I next Thursday, to which ali were
The church appointed the follow
ing committee to looking to the
buying or erecting a parsonage:
! Messrs. W. R. Parks, T. G. Tal
bert and J. C. Morgan.
I ^ The B. Y. P. U. had a good meet
ing last night, the subject being,
"What Christ taught about humili
The following young men were
on the program: "The story of
washing the disciples ieet," by Dan >
A. Bell; "Th? parable of Pharisee
and Publican," by Jasper Talbert,
Jr., "The incident of Jesus at the
dinner," by L. F. Dorn, Jr. The
object of the B. Y. P. TX. is to
bring ont our young men and swo
A new carriage, buggy, and
blacksmith shop is being erected in
our town by our popular fellow
citizen, Mr. R. N. Edmnnds. Mr.
Edmunds does good work, and has
the reputation of losing o' ly ten
dollars in ten years.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fowler are
erecting a very commodious and
convenient residence on their plan
tation hard by. The residence will
be unique in that there is nothing
in the world like it. I want to give
you a full description of its con
veniences before long.
A charter has been granted to the
"Paroda," a new mercantile con
ce?Sf??ere, by" the secretary of state, _
which will, I understand, open,
books of subscription to form a
joint stoak company to do a large
"~The name is~-Trmque and means,
I am told, "Pa" for Parks, "Ro"
for Robertson, and "Do" for Dorn,
the three corporators. The future is
bright for a big business for the
Dr. James A.'Dobey, from John
ston, worshipped with us yesterday.
Mri?. Dobey has been here some
time with her mother.
The fair next Friday is the talk
of the community. Noted speakers
have been invited, and the whole
surrounding territory are coming
with stock and farm products. The
management will give a big bar
becue at a charge to men of 50
cents, women and children free.
Come one, come all.
Senator Taylor of Tennessee tells
of an old negro whose worthless son
was married secretly. The old man
heard of it and asked the boy if he
was married. "I ain't sayin' I ain't"
the boy replied.
"Now, you Rastus," stormed the
old man; "I ain't askin' you is you
ain't; I is askin' you ain't you is."
Inquiring Henderson-Paw what
is single blessedness?"
Fathtr-That's when the doctor
says it isn't twins.
The Better Way?
First Boston Child-Do you be
lieve in corporeal?
Second Boston Child-No; I can
usually make my parents do what I
wrish by moral suasion.
)t our store is "well sup
t the patronage oi the
Bst Dealers In
Silver Novelties etc
tch and Clock repairing,
s for Wedding presents.
:-: Augusta. Ga.
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