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ED ??IFIELD ADVERTISER
j. ii. ?m?' .... EDITOR
SD? MONTHS- .75
WfiONESDA*, ??OV. S4, 1009
5 . 1 jiinguage moat shows a man; u
S speak; that I may see thee; it ~
g springo out of the most retired
S and inmost part ot us-JOHN S
The eleventh victim has succumb- j
eel to pellagra in the city of Char
The wife who has to make a fire
for her husband every morning has |
srood grounds for a divorce suit.
Atlanta has-on paper-a million
. dollar woman's college and a mil
MM": . . .
If Bill Broadwater is given much
more publicity, enlarging his fame,
we are looking for Atlanta to claim
that he tffc one time resided within
, Abont the biggest "lemon" that
has been handed out lately was that
presented by the winding-up com
mission to the Carolina Glass Com
pany of Columbia-an alleged pro
tege of the old state dispensary.
m-. If it's the
hookworm that makes j
a fellow crawl out of bed with re
luctance these* cold mornings to
build the fire, there are many
en in Edgefield who are greatly in
need of physic.
Senator Carmack has been dead a
r, and the men convicted of his
urder are still at liberty to go and
come when they please. What
bckery of law aDd justice. -Au- j
The dead are soon forgotten, and j
ustice is slowly meted out to the
The farmers are probably holding j
their cotton for twenty ceats.
Farm and Factory.
Instead bf holding cotton, far
rers down in this bailiwick are
rolding cancelled mortgages, re
.?iptecl accounts and certificates of
i|i The Abbeville dispensary has been j
'converted into a first-class restau
! rant. Think of how much better this
old world would be if every place
r?ere whiskey is legally sold were
jonverted into eating houses, tempt
ing men to buy that which sustains
rather than ?hat which destroys the
If the winding up dispensary
Emission saved South Carolina
?00,000 through the post mortem
rvestigations, think of the millions
it conld have been saved hada
lHar commission kept the way
dispensary officials in the
light and narrow path since the
institution was founded.
Dr. Parkhurst says the impres
sions a child gets at mother's knee
a,re hard to erase. The Houston Post
observes that the impressions a boy
across father's knee are to wear
mgest, however.-Farm and Fac
It should be a source of lamenta
>n that impressions of both kind
decidedly on the wane in this
iy and generation.
Through the persistent efforts of j
?tate boprd of health, with the
^operation of infected localities,
jalipox has been almost entirely
imped out rn" South Carolina,
e'reare only two points in the J
in which smallpox prevails,
nd at these places the disease will
The fact that the city of ?Chicago
>ne will consume fifty carloads
turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner
?oate8 that turkey raisers some
?re have been more successful
year than The Advertiser. Our
tey "crop" wouldn't more than
!U. a shoe box of ordinary size, to
iy nothing of a freight car.
Why will people continue to be
rhtless and reckless? Scarcely
one scan a daily paper without
ling harrowing accounts of the
of a hand or arm in a cotton
tn. Will people never learn that I
lembigly harmless saws that comb
le delicate fibre from the seed will
> cut human flesh into shreds,
tog bare tbe bones of band and
In the Oconee eora contest this
year, a farmer in his 85th' year
made 55 bushels on an acre. If a
man who has gassed considerably
beyond the four-score mark can
make'such a splendid yield, certain
ly the young farmer in whose veins
courses the hot blood of youth
should -not be satisfied with less than
100 bushels. Bo not let the Oconee
octogenarian beat you making corn
Tidings from the west are not
very encouraging to those who have
no hogs to slaughter, for it is quite
probable that bacon and lard will
advance still more. There is a decid
ed shortage in the supply of pork.
Packers are said to be paying high
!er prices than they have paid in
twenty-seven years. Happy is the
man who all along has made his
"hog and hominy" at home. Better
join that happy minority at once.
The foreign spinners are exercis
ing splendid business foresight in
stocking their warehouses while the
raw cotton is available, and before
it gets in the hands, of the specula
tors. According to a report just is
sued by the department of commerce
and labor, the cotton exports for the
month of October were the heaviest
on record. ThiSjindicates two things:
spinners believe that the crop is
very short and that higher prices
will prevail before another crop of
cotton is made. -
It seems to be almost unanimous
ly agreed by the weekly press that
hereafter the State Agricultural and
Mechanical society must pay for ad
vertising the State Fair. We think
this is right. When the society had
a desperate struggle some years ago
to keep its head above water the
press of the state advertised the
fair very generously without charge,
but now that the society is in a
prosperous condition we see no
reason why the newspapers of the
state should boost it without suita
. . .
Hurrah For Edgefield.
The Advertiser's corn contest has
been more successful in this county
than similar. contests in other
counties. Only fourteen farmers en
tered the contest in Oconee county,
while fifty-odd enrolled their names \
in The Advertiser's corn contest. In j
Oconee the maximum yield per acre
was 81 bushels, while the maximum
yield in this county was consider- ?
ably over 90 bushels. Let us take
courage and do even better next i
year. While we cannot now hope to
compete with counties like Marl
boro, where they have been practic
ing the intensive plan for a genera
tion, we can and do excel most of
Let Edgefield be known hereafter
as one of the foremost corn pro- :
ducing counties of the state. ;
A Just Rebuke. (
The Columbia Record very prop
erly rebukes the Greenville Pied- '
mont for casting aspersions upon <
the prohibition leaders of the past, \
including such men as the late Col. i
James A. Hoyt and Hon. C. C. 1
Featherstone, than whom South j
Carolina has never produced two i
nobler, truer, more loyal or more !
self sacrificing sons. These gentle- !
men championed purely from con- :
viction what was then an unpopular
cause. Howeyer, the former, agrand,
good man, has joined the ' saints :
immortal" and has received the
"Well Done" from Him who dis
eerns the motives of men, and the
latter, another worthy son of the 1
Piedmont, will yet, in the near
future, be abundantly rewarded by '
his countrymen for his faithfulness.
Mark our prediction, Hon. C. C. '
Featherstone will be Sou^h Caroli- 1
na's nexu governor.
G. G. & A. Railroad.
"Grenat interest is centered in the
Greenville, Greeriwood and Augus
ta railroad. This road has been
chartered with such men as Mr.
Henry Briggs, Mr. Frank Hammond
and Mr. Jas. P. Charles representing
local capital, while two big business
mee of New York will invest thou
sands of dollars. This road will be
built soon and will penetrate one of
the finest stretches of country in the
This paragraph is copied from the
Greenville News, and causes us to
renew the hope that Edgefield will
yet have additional railroad facili
ties. We confidently believe that
a railroad will be constructed from
Greenville to Augusta by way of
Greenwood and Edgefield. A char
ter has been obtained and men of
wealth and experience in railroad
construction are back of the enter
prise. At the proper time, after the !
undertaking shall have assumed j
more definite shape, )t will behoove
the business men of our town to put
their shoulders to the wheel and .
give material aid in the building i f i
' Square Deal" All They Abk.
Two Pennsylvania gentlemen who
ire making an automobile trip to
Florida remarked while passirgj
through Greenville last week that
they were surprised to see so many
'.'magnificent rural "homes iii the
South." Yes, in spite of the devasta
tion wrought by the Civil war and
9ur failure to receive the billions of
dollars in pensions from the national
treasury that have been paid out in
the North, there are here and there
"magnificent rural homes" in this
section of the country. And if the
southern farmers are given
"square deal1'-that is. a price for
their produce in keeping with the
prices of the manufactured goods of
all lines-there will be in a few
years a ? realer number of beautiful
country homes.And why should not
farmers have good homes, supplied
with modern comforts and luxuries?
The honest toiler upon the farm
has earned far more than he has
been receiving for his labor, but
through the dispensation of a just
prosperity-is now coming the way
of the farmers.
"Close Kitchen Door?.
In an address at Bristol, Tenn.,
last week Booker Washington
3truck the keynote of the race and
labor troubles in the South when he
said: "If the white people of the
South will close their kitchen doors
to the shiftless negroes, nine-tenths,
of the race friction that occur s will
be eliminated, because these negroes
will have to go to work." The up
right, energetic, self-respecting ne
gro who strives to make a liveli
hood by honest toil is seldom seen
in the court room, but, as Booker |
Washington says, the criminal class
is made up of the loafing, shiftless j
negroes whose idle hands and brains
are constantly devising some unlaw
ful means of living by the sweat of
jome other person's brow. The
"closing of the kitchen door," fol
lowed by the enforcement of the
vagrant- law, will remove much ot*
the "race friction."
Even right here in the town of |
Edgefield the recent vigorous en
forcement of the vagrant ordinance
las been attended with marked and
rery satisfactory results.
Often The Kidneys Are,
Weakened by Over-Work.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are re
sponsible for much sickness and suffer! ng,
therefore, if kidney
trouble is permitted to
continue, serious re
sults are most likely
to follow. Your other
organs may need at
tention, but your kid
neys most, because
they do most and
should have attention
first. Therefore, when
your kidneys are weak or out of order,
yon can understand how quickly your en
tire body is affected and how every organ
seems to fail to do its luty.
If you are sick or ! leel badly," begin
taking the great kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root. A trial will con
vince yon of its great merit.
The mild and immediate 'effect of
Swamp-Root, the great kidney and
bladder remedy, is soon realized. It
stands the highest because its remarkable
health restoring properties have been
proven in thousands of the most distress
ing cases. If you need a medicine you
mould have the best.
Sold by druggists in
Bfty-cent and one-dol
lar sizes. You may
nave a sample bottle
by mail free, also a
pamphlet telling you "HO?? T^Tm^?^?
how to find out if you have kidney or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
when writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y. Don't make any mis
take, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, and don't let a dealer sell you
something in place of Swamp-Root-if
you do yon will be disappointed.
North-South-East and West Han
Schaffner and Marx clothing are
the best. For sale by
F. G. MERTIN
Should you need a shoe that will
wear well for the boy or girl come
The Corner Store.
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 P O Box 87
Charleston, S. C.
Waterman's Fountain Pens
We carry a full assortment of the
celebrated Waterman Fountain
Pens, the best that the market
Large sto^k of trunks, tuit cases
md traveliag bags. I-ricas very
RAMSEY & JONES.
Newsy Letter From Cold Spring.
Church and School Flourish
ing Farmers Sowing
Though our town ha? been dor
mant for some time, so far as tl)
press is concerned, I assure you that
in reality we have not been sleeping,
but "with eyes wide open the citizens
of our community have been parsu
ing the duty which daily confronted
them. The season has brought with
it as corraspoi ding change in work
and the farmers, who a few weeks
ago were putting forth their great
est efforts to gather, gin and market
their cotton are now planting grain
and "diggin' taters."
The children wrho did so much
towards the cultivating and gather
ing thc crops are in school again, to
gather that knowledge which, can
not bc marketed but which shall al
ways be a source of strength as they
plod along their nigged pathway.
As we near the Thanksgiving sea
son-we feel that we, asa community,
have much to be thankful for. We
haye had during the past year a
considerable amount of sickness but
through it all the Lord* has been
with us and the once ill are now re
joicing in health.
Our crops have been better than
in many other sections, and with
the good prices the farmers are in a
A .young men's Baraca class has
been organized in our Sunday school
and is in a flourishing condition.
The young men are rallying'to the
work, and we feel that this move
will mean much to our Sunday
school and community. The officers
are: Chas. McDaniel, president; T.
E. Wood, vice-president; H. E.
Quarles, secretary; T. C. Mathis,
assistant secretary; J. B. Holmes,
treasurer; C. M. Mellicharap, teach
er and Mrs. Dr. Prescott, assistant
teacher. The chairmen \ of the com
mittees are: T. C. Mathis, member
ship committee; Levi Quarles, at
tendance committee: Jasper McDan
iel, relief committee and Lewis Eu
banks, music committee. The meet
ings are held in the school house, a
few yards from the chureh-,-'during
the regular Sunday school service
each Sunday. V isitors are welcomed.
Probably the Baraca button.:has'
been more noticeable and- l>a:*aca
"grips1' more frequent, here recent
ly, than has been the W. O. W.
badge and "grip." \
Our B. Y. P. II. meetings have
been large and the young people
have been taking great interest and
doing excellent work. On last Sun
day our union made a special offer
ing to state missions to help answer
the cry and prayer of the South
Carolina Baptists,"to the convention
out of debt." Our two last subjects
were "Decision" and Happiness."
Wc want you, Mr. Editor, td t?ach
our Baraca class and address our B.
Y. P. IT. on the next third Sunday.
We welcome to our church the
following new teachers in this sec
tion, who have been out with us:
Prof. R. H. Hasty* teacher of. Bair's
Chapel school; Miss Eilcen-^tt&sj
teacher of Flat Rock school! Miss
Mattie Lee Schenk, teacher of the
China school, and Miss Reece, one
of the Colliers teachers. Prof. Hasty
has been making himself useful in
our Baraca and B. Y. P. U. work.
The return of Miss Constance
Long to the McDaniel school and to
our B. Y. P. U. and social circle is
welcomed by her many friends... :
Our school is now running with
a much better attendance than at
this time last session. Wt! have the
same principal, Mr. Mellich?mp,
and as assistant, Miss Mal>el Strom,
an experienced and efficient young
teacher, a cousin of Miss Weinona
Strom and another of Rehoboth's
young ladies. We are glad to see
that she is making herself useful not
only in the school but in our church
We will not attempt to tell of all
the ''comings" and "goings" ,as it.
has been so long since our las$n re-'
port, but will mention that there j
has come into the home of Mr. R. :
M. Johnson a little 'girl, whose |
name we know not, excppt that it is j
Johnson. Though deacon Rufus isl
still one of "our "young folks" (and
only about half grown, if you judge
him by his father) this is about the
sixth or "twelfth" arrival. Little
Warren wishes that it wras a boy.
We regret to say that Mr. W.
H. Quarles, "Little Col," is suffer
ing very much from an inflamed
cratch on the hand, but we hope
that his fear of blood poison is un-1
The lunch party at Dr. Prescott's
last Friday night was quite a suc
cess. The social feature was excel
ent besides being a financial help
to the Prescott school, as the sum of
ifty-five dollars was raised. The
Redhillians are planning to have a
similar party in the near future, but,
with some new features.
So far, very few hogs have been
sacrificed to our craving appetites,
and they are living high on the best
hog food our farmers can produce
but when the i^ext cold snap comos
my, won't we 'live high"!
X. Y. Z.
Ail persons having claims against
the estate of L. F. Dorn, deceased,
are hereby notified to file the same
duly verified, with the undersigned,
and those indebted to said estate
will likewise make payment to
MRS. SALUE N. DOUX.
Parksville, S. C. Ne v. 1, 1909.
See our lines of grates.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
. The Rfd Cross shoe for ladies i's
he shoo to wear with tender feet
ind if the ladies that attend the
? Edgefield Connty Fair want to be
comfortable all div on the fair
grounds, must ??. by Rives bros.
and be .sure to get a pair to fit.
Five-pound bucket very fine
roasted coffee and china cup for
? B. Timrnons.
Beautiful iron and enameled beds,
just what you need.
Ramsey & Jones.
We have just received a full sup
ply of text books that are used at
the S. C. C. I. and in the public
scools of the county. Let us supply
Penn & Holstein,
Successors to G. L. Penn & Son.
Full assortment of fresh fancy
crackers and cakes.
See our line of hay forks and
carriers, sickle grinders. Prices
Stewart & Kernaahan.
Large stock of handsome iron
and enameled beds to select from,
with springs to tit.
Edenfield Mercantile- Co
American Lady corsets, a shape
for every Spare 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 & HOLSTEIN,
G. L. Penn & Son
This is the season to give your
chickens a tonic. We can supply
you with Pratt's Poultry Food and
Stock Powders. Nothing better.
We have a few ladies' tailored
wash suits and summer weight
skirts that we will close out regard
ess of cost.
There is no better buggy on the
market for the money than the
Hackney buggy. A car of 40 bug
gies just received.
Ramsev Sc Jones.
Kris Her Foe of 20 Years.
Th:* most m ?rei'ass en l?o t had
for 20 7W!?, declarar ^foO?ar?'M;
Duncan, pf:.. Haynes ville, "'Sae., was
dyspepsia. I suffered intensely after
eating or drinking and could scarce
ly sleep. After many rem?di?s had
failed and several doctors gave, me
up, I tried Electric 'Bitten, which,
cured me completely. Now I can
eat anything. I am TO years old and
am overjoyed to get my health and
strength back again. For indiges
tion, loss of appetite, kidney troub
le, lame back, female complaints,
it's unequaled. Only ?iOc. W E
Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn & Son.
Just received fresh shipment of
Leggett's Premium cheese. Every
housewife in this vicinity knows of
its superior quality. .
Penn & Holstein,
Successors' to (T . L. Penn & S.?n.
Another ?large shipment of Pi tts
burg perfect fence wire expected
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Bibles and Testamenta
We have added to our bowk de
partment ( a complete assortment
of Bibles and Testaments. We
would be pleased to have you in
spect our lines/
W. E. Lynch & Co.
The Corner Store s Delightful
Array of Wearables
ABEL Y a day passes that new garments do not arrive
New suits, new coats, new skirts. ik0ne day you see
them. Gone the next/' is often,true these stylish
creations. This week we have assembled suits with
special charms pf styles. Many of these suits lately
received and bought at advantageous prices. In sev
eral instances we paid less than usual for them for
example, we. offer particular charming suits in fine weaves
and fine serges. Wide wale and diagonal serges. Long semi
fitting coats lined with white guaranteed satin. Prices as
low as $12.50 the suit. We have them in Alice; Navy. Green
and Black- Bespeetfully,
THE CORNER STORE
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, Kanges, Grates.
Enamel ware, Cutlery and household Articles, also Sporting
Goods Department, Bicycles, Tires, Automobile Supplies, Best
Our new $20 Bicycle is good. . Agenfs for the great Exeelsior 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
Augusta's Leading Furniture Store
E want our Edger?eld friends to know that we are always prepared
io take care ol their interests to the best possible advantage. Being
large buyers-carload shipments-we can aiways make close prices.
These who have been our regular customers can testify to this
We can save you money on lurniture or in fact on anything that 'goes to
furnish a home. Do you need a suit of Furniture, Wardrobe, dining table,
sideboard, bed, rockers, dining chairs, Window shades, stoves, mattresses.
Bcd room suits $1 [ up. Chairs 3^c up, and iron beds $2 00. Do not fail
to call to see us when you come to Augusta.
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.,
972 Broad Street,