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WE?NESDA?, DEC. 8, 1909
.Again "w?-tirge our readers to be
gin their shopping campaign early.
You will gain apointof vantage by
being the first upon the field. Early
^boppois not only haye first selec
tion of the very full stocks but re- :
cieve better service from the clerks ]
and merchants before thc rush that
Be. * *
usually exists- just prior to Christ
mas day. You can further your own
interests and these of the clerks and
merchants also by heeding the ad
moni tion to SECP EARLY.
Our Christmas Edition.
The Advertiser greets its readers
this week with the biggest and
best-and we say this with becom
ing modesty-Christmas edition
ever published in the State in a
town of Edg?fi eld's size. We send
ont twenty pages of reading matter
and Holiday advertisements, every
line of which our readers can peruse
'ith-pleasure and profit. This, of
iourse, is not a large paper when
compared with:the great dailies, but
for a weekly, located in a town of
tittle more than two thousand popu
lation, it is a feat in newspapenlom
rorthy of more than passing notice.
When we pen * these words we do
lot wish to be understood as "blow
lg onr own horn," but simply
?ll the attention of our readers to
ifs special edition in a way that
rill cause them to stop and take
notice of what can and is being
done right here in Edgefield.
Tell your friends who do not read
The Advertiser about our Christmas
Hon. Wm. Jennings Bryan Fav
In disctissing-thc liquor question
in the Commoner Mr. Bryan says the
liquor dealers, recognizing that their
very obvious pecuniary interest
would lessen the weight of any ar
!fument they-migh t publicly advance.
nra making their fiiiht under coy
pf organizations purporting to rep
resent those who use liquor. Many
well-meaning men have been misled
into believing that every attempt to
lessen the evils of intemperance is
a "fanatical attack" on "personal
It is time the phrase "personal lib
erty" were defined.
What is meant bv "personal liber
Does it mean that a person has a
right to drink in any quantity, at
any time, and in any place, no mat
ter what injury he may inflict upon
jjothers? If not, with whom rests
the right to fix limitations?
? drunken man is a menace to the
-lives and property of those about
him; have his neighbors no right to
A drunkard robs his .wife and
children and he may finally make
his family and himself a charge upon
societv; has society no right to pro
The saloon is :aext-of-kin to the
brothel and the gambling hall; it is
a rendezvous, for the criminal ele
ment; and the willing tool of the
corrupt poltician; has not the body
politic a right to protect itself from
the demoralization which the saloon
The right to drink does not neces
sarily include the right to demand
the establishment of a saloon. The
right to drink is sufficiently protect
ed by any arrangement that permits
the reasonable use of liquor under
reasonable conditions; and it must
be remembered that the right to
drink, like any other right, can be
forfeited. Nothing is more sacred
than the right to life, and yet one
may forfeit his right to life if he
uses it in such a way as to threaten
e life of another. So, the man
who drinks to excess may forfeit the
right to drink, even the moderate
drinker may - forfeit the right to
drink in moderation if, not content
with reasonable regulation, he insists
hat liquor shall ba sold under cond
ions that constitute a menace to the
home and the state.
The man who desires to drink
oderately ought to join with those
who seek to reduce the evils of drink
the lowest possible point, instead
f allying himself with those who
gnore the evils of intemperance and
ist every effort put forth for the
otectioh of society-Oran geburg
"mes and Democrat.
' Public Roads Good.
The writer bas recently driven
ver sixty odd miles of the public
ads of the county, and we have
ever seen them in better condi
tion-not even in midsummer.
Were it possible to have the ruts
d holes filled in the low places
here water collects we believe they
ould continue to be in fairly good
er, eveh after the rainy season,
e supervisor and his road work
force deserve credit for the
endid condition of the public
highways at this season.
The following is' the honor foll,
of lue primary grades of the Parks
ville graded school for the month
ending December 3rd.
First gnuie: Nona Harrier, Amy
Blackwell, Xamm * Inn SVeezy,
Walter Dorn. .
Second grade;-, ('arrie Dorn,
Third grade: Jessie Hardey,
Fourth gracie1 Marie Blackwell,
Cathlene Parks, Rosada Talbert,
Martha Bell, Joe Conner Bussey
Joe Johnson, Ward Robert son; .. .
The .Bank of Greenwoods
~^ The officers of the Bank of Gi e'en;
wood reflect the Greenwood alert
ness and enterprise by seizing
this opportunity to place their
splendid statement before our read
ers. This very strong institution-is
cot only an henpr to Greenwood but
to the entire state. Mr. J. K. Dursi
is president and Mr. Jas. C. Self is
the cashier, loth are former. Edge
field men of whom the old mother
county is justly very proud
Chat ming Little Host.
The elegant home of Hon. and
Mrs. J. Wm. Thurmond in south
Edgtfield presented a very gay
and merry scene Monday afternoon,
when nearly a half a hundred little
folks of the town assembled in res
ponse to invitations from Master
Strom Thurmond who celebrated
his seventh birthday in very be
coming style. Many indoor and out
door games were participated in by
tire light hearted little folks.who are
now enjoying their halcyon days.Af
ter the gay little company Incarne
surfeited on fun making they were
invited to partake of delicious re
freshments. Many tokens of affec
tion and esteem were presented to
the genial little host.
Death of Mrs. Harling.
It was with deep regret that wo
[earned of the death of Mrs. VVhi
Hading Monday. She had been in
Atlanta several months for medical
treatment and Mr. Hai ling wis on
Iris way to visi: her when lie receiv
ed a telegram at Edgeficld Monday
morning announcing her death. Tire
interment took place at MeKendree
Tuesday. Before her marriage Mrs.
Hading was Miss Mattie Turner
she united with MeKendree church
in early life and was a very active,
consecrated Christian woman. Mrs
Hading leaves a devoted husband
ind three affectionate children, a
laughter and two sons.
D. N. Dorn.
The mercantile business at Parks
r'ille of the late L. F. Dorn has been
purchased by Mr. 1). N. Dorn and
re is now conducting a cost sale in
)rder to close out the ?10.000 stock
n thirty days. The prices given in
ais advertisement in this issue will
*how that he is offering some greai
oargains. Everything must bc sohi
n thirty days regardless of cost.
J. E. Mart.
Santa Clause can make a large
jortion of bis purchases at the dry
roods establishment of Mr. J. E.
rlart. What the old gentleman pur
:hasps there will add to the comfort
)f the home, and will not be.so
ransitory and fleeting as other ar
ides that will be ?purchased else
vhere. Selections are easy at the
Farmers Met in Court House.
The County Farmers' Union con
vened in thc court house on Mon
lay, the meeting being presided
)ver by the president, Hon. W. R.
Parks, than whom there is no citi
sen in South Carolina more loyal to
he farmers'interests. The following
mions were represented:
Harmony: J M Swearingen, J M
Wright, S E Morgan, G M Smith,
H W Dobey and W F Stillwell.
Parksville: W R Parks.
Meeting Street: J F Pavne.
White Town: E M Whatley, J
M Miner and G S Cartledge.
The followin: officers were elect"
?d to serve for the ensuing year: W
R Parks, president; S E Morgan,
ric?-president; G W Smith, secreta
ry: J M Swearingen, doorkeeper; G
3 Cartledge, conductor: Rev. J T
Littlejohn, chaplain and J M
Wright, business agent.
The next meeting of the County
Union will be held Monday. Janua
ry 10th, 1010.
No Mistake About lt.
"Didn't some idiot propose you
before our marriage'""
Then you ought to have married
"That's just what I did."
Alone in a Saw Mill at Midnight
unmindful of dampness, drafts,
storms or cold, W J Atkins worked
as night watchman, at Banner
Springs, Tenn. Such exposure gave
him a severe cold that settled on bis
lungs. At last he had to give up
work. He tried many remedies but
all failed till he used Dr. King's
New Discovery. "After using one
bottle" he writes, I went back to
work as well as ever. Severe colds,
stubborn coughs, inflamed throats
and sore lungs, hemorrhages, croup
and whooping cough get quick re
lief and prompt cure from this
glorious medicine. 50c and 81.00.
Trial bottle free, guaranteed by G
L Penn & Son, Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn <fe Son.
Delightful B:rth?ay Party.
Wishing to contribute to th<
lajiphiess of their sweet little tbree
rear-olcl daughter. Elizabeth. 3Ir.
ind Mrs. 13. E. Timmerman gave hi-,
i birthday party Saturday elfter
aoon. Invitations were .seni, out to
i great number ol' her little friends.
All of them gathered in eager ex
pectation of passing a pleasant af
ternoonj and not one wentaway dis
appoint 'd. Nothing was left undone
(hat woula add to the success of
the occasion. Before the little guests
departed', elegant refreshments were
served,.-tho- eole-Rv-seheme of the
decorations being minutely and
very beautifully carried ont in serv
ing th' refreshments. Ali pro
nounced Elizabeth tu be a most
channing little hostess.
The sales by the"" Master in Equity
on .Monday wore as follow*:
Hathaway vs. Curley, ISO acres.
.31,850; W A Strom, -285 acres, A S
Tompkins, attorney, ?.1,2Q0.
The three tracts of the Talley
land were bot ? by the Edgeficld
Real Est t. Investment Co., 81
acres, 8425, .4 acres, ?555, and Du
acres. ? 1,000.
Cobb vs. Brown, 10(5 acres, W M
Zeigler, 8l.00;89 acres,.! W Morgan,
*705. ' , .
Bank of OilHstoii vs. Scott, 150
acres, W W Adams, #1,100.
Checks Under $ 1 Legal.
The solicitor of the Treasmy De
partment has quieted the fears of
nany bankers throughout, the coun
;ry by deciding that there was
lothing in the language of section
176 of thc new penal code forbid
ing the use of bank checks for
ums less than ?1 in tba transaction
>f business. The language has been
n the federal statutes for about for
y years and the solicitor found that,
ii transplanting it into the nsw
ode no change whatever was made
i the wording.-Southern Hanker.,
3o You Get Up
With a lame Back?
;idney Trouble Manes You Miserable.
Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer's
wamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and
bladder -remedy, bc- j
cause of its remark*
ii able health restoring
i L properties. Swamp- .
^Root fulfills r.lmost 1
? every wish i:i over- r
?j coming rhtumatisin, *
pain in the back, kid
. Jil neys, liver, -bladder |
^l] and ever}- part of the , i
urinary passage. It I
corrects inability to
oldwaterand scaldingpr.in in passingit,
r bad effects foUowinguse of liquor, wilie
r beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
ecessity of being compelled to go often
irough the day, and to get up many :
mes during the night.
Swamp-Root is net recommended for
verything but if you have kidney, liver
r bladder trouble, it will be found just
ie remedy you need. It has been thor
ughly tested in private practice, and has
roved so successful that a special ar
?ngement has been made by which all
?adeis of this paper, who have not al
?ady tried it, may have a sample bottle
mt free by mail, also a book telling
lore about Swamp-Root, and how to
nd out if you havekid
ey or bladder trouble,
r?en writing mention ?!s??f?SS!S]S??^s?*_
;ading this generous |?T:2?!?:S?Sr3
ffer in this paper and ^^;lj'ii^i|i|?S^
2nd your address to T^_^
>r. Kilmer Si Co., jiuuil- ..Si?Vkoou
ingharaton, N. Y. The regular fifty-cent
nd one-dollar size bottles are sold by
ll druggists. Don't make any mistake
ut remember the name, Swamp-Root,
)r. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad
ress, Binghamton, N. Y., on every bottle.
Fresh, prunes, citron, figs, oat
leal, shredded wheat, postum and
lany other nice things.
The standard of the former old
inn of the best shoes in the county
3 being more than kept up by us
s we are carrying the same line of
hoes and also others.
Take up the old matting in your
onie and put fresh, new matting
own. We have a large assortmen
:> select from.
RAMSEY A: JOKES.
Rich Men's Gifts are Poor
beside this: "I want io go on
ccord as saying that I regard Elee
rie Bitters as one of the greatest
if ts that God has made to woman,
rrites Mrs. O Rhinevanlt, of Vestal
/enter, N. Y., "1 can never forget
-hat it has done for me." This
lorious medicine gives a woman
ouyant spirits, vigor of body and
ubilant health. It quickly cures
ervousness, sleeplessness, melan
holy, headache, backache, fainting
nd dizzy spells, soon builds up the
reak, ailing and sickly. Try them
0c at W E Lynch & Co., renn &
lolstein, successors to G L Penn
Wc have a lot of $1.00 and 61.50
hirts which we arc closing out at
9c They arc big values and many
ther things at reduced prices. F.
r. Mertins, tailor, clothier and
arnisher, Augusta, Ga. 85-J Broad st
Our Christmas novelty in season
hie and serviceable presents are
ow coming in and will be readtk
or inspection this week.
Rives lin s.
Wc rc-cov?r umbrellas while you
irait F. G. Mertins. the tailor;
lothier and furnisher. Augusta.
^NLY a few days more and the
Yuletide spirit? To give, to receive
will be on us. Have you paused to
think how quickly these few days will
p?sF If so do your holiday shopping
early, while the stocks are complete,
fresh and clean.
For nearly ten years we have con
ducted business in the Comer Store,
and never has an article been mis
represented by us (knowingly.)
Many items or seasonable merchandise suitable for the Christmas
tokens can be found among our offerings
Dainty black silk hose and liste thread sox. Splendid silk petticoats,
1 ladies and childrens sweaters in red, blue, white and oxford.
Elegant Fur muffs, and neck pieces. Handkerchiefs made of Slmr linen with embroidered Initials. Bed room slippers and
elegant dres* shoe* for men, ladies and children together with many other items of merit that make presents suitable to the seasons charm
'Tis our purpose to serve you profitably and well. Hj;i33 exAy bavin g will give surer satisfaction in every way
THE CORNER STORE W. H. TURNER, Proprietor
WING to the very mild winter, we find that we are overstocked
with clothing formen and boys In order to reduce our stock we
will make a big reduction in price For two weeks, beginning Dec 11th
and. ending Dec 24th Ours is a one-price store, all goods \ being
marked in pl?in figures, so you can see for yourself what bargains
you are securing Here are a FEW Prices. ' ?
All $10 OVERCOATS
We a re alfo making a great reduction on odd pants. Get our prices before buying. No goods will be
charged at these prices. Call early and get the cream of our clothing stock
PVirictiTISlC S?hmvnOPC*WE have many thingS suitabIe for Christmas gifts. Large or
v/111 l?tillCto KJlltrpjJUld ders placed to mcetthe holiday demands in gent's furnishings t
Dorn & Mims.
We hope our shoes made np by
mell manufacturers that are reliable
ind when we sell you shoes we can
(ill you what they are made of and
ve stand behind every pair we sell
is we do not handle jobbers line of
LOW PRICES ARE LOUD TALKERS
THE PLANTER'S LOAN
and SAVINGS BANK
PAYS INTEREST OX DEPOSITS,
. ACCOUNTS SOLICITED.
L. C. HAYNE,
CHAS. C. HOWARD,
RESOURCES OVER $1,000,000
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 new $20 Bicycle is good. Agents for the great Excelsior Stoves, 36
years in this market. Remember everything we sell is guaranteed the best.
We can sure save von money. Send in your mail orders
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