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I Established 1835.
J. L. MIMS ? . "? . EDITOR
ONE YEAR ----- $1.50
SIX MONTHS' - - - - .75
WEDNESD?f, DEC. 15, 1909
; ' S Men show their character m ?
5 nothing more clearly than by S
:-' 5 what they think is laughable. - ?
Is it Cook the impostor, or Cook
How time flies! In less than thir
ty days the Legislature will convene
Cook, like some Edgefield cooks,
has "come up missing" when most
The "hot supper" season is on
and the usual reports of casualties
are. already coming in.
Decidedly the most sensible
fashion of the season is the plain,
snugly-fitting "Mary Jane" dress.
Congress has millions for the ir
rigation of the West but not a ceqt
for draining the marsh lands of the
While you are planning to fill
your own child's stocking to over
flowing, give a thought to the
empty stocking of some poof neigh
Trespassing on the propsrty of
another is a dangerous piece of
business' in North Carolina. A man
and woman were shot near Ashe
ville last week for trespassing. Bet
ter stay under your " own vine and
Heretofore, the men have been
doing the killing in Aiken county,
but now the table has turned and
the women are wielding -the deadly
weapon. Wonder how Aiken women
carry their firearms, whether in a
hip-pocket or wrapped in their)
"Cotton" Senator Smith is sait",
to be as happy over the Continu?e
advance in the price of the staph;
as the farmer who has several hun
dred bales. There is no questioning
the fact the South Carolina's junior
senator has in . season and out of
season been loyal to' thc cotton
The State Board of Health will
ask the legislature for a small ap
propriation with which to combat
diphtheria. If the board can achieve
as much along this line as it has in
driving out small pox, the appropria
tion should be made. The people's
money can not be expended in a
better way than in relieving suffer
ing humanity and minimizing dis
ease in all forms.
Too Much Honey.
The income at Clemson from the
privilege tax has nearly doubled in
five years and the board is still busy
tryingto devise ways and means to
spend it. If a part of the increase in
the income had been set apart .each
year as a permanent endowment a
pretty good endowment could have
been secured by this time. The poli
of the board, however, seems to
be to spend the income as fast as it
is realized.-Newberry Herald and
We confidently believe that the
legislature will devise some way of
relieving Clemson college of some
of its surplus funds. It is generally
conceded that this institution is
actaally suffering from a plethora of
money. How much more must the
privilege tax increase before some
of it will be diverted to the other
state colleges or to the public
schools, where, in our judgment, a
large portion of it properly belongs?
The farmers pay the tax, then let
them get direct benefit from it and
let Clemson be supported by ap
propriation, jost as the other colle
Clemson college is doing a good
work, and The Advertiser is not dis
posed to fight it, but we see no
good reason for giving one institu
tion more money than it needs,
while the other colleges and the
common schools need funds.
If the income of Clemson were
curtailed, the institution would be
more economically managed, and,
furthermore, many cadets who now
pay no tuition would be required to
pay. It has been repeatedly charged
that a great number of cadets whose
parents are able to pay tuition never
pay any at ali. Such a state of
ffairp should not exist. 1
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union Appeals to Newspa
- pen to Exclude Liquor.
Editor Advertiser: The Woman's
Christian Temperance Union of
South Carolina, in their annual ses
sion in Columbia, decided that, as
the "organized mother-love" of South
Carolina, they would confer by let
ter with the press of South Carolina
and ask for their co-operation in
banishing from our borders the in
iquitous 3 ug trade which is such a
men^e to the youth and innocence
of our state.
Our organization has great regard
for the press of South Carolina, and
it has been generous with us. We
can not do great things; but when
ever an opportunity presents itself,
we feel it our duty to do something
for the protection of our homes and
There is one way that the press
,of South Carolina can effectually de
crease the jug trade,. and at the
same time win for itself the ever
lasting gratitude and loyalty of the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of South Carolina. This is
by the elimination of whiskey ad
vertisements from their columns.
This suggestion originated in the
heart of the long-suffering woman
hood of our state, who have borne
the burden in silence so long. Will
you not respond to this request? If
you wish to do so you may publish
this letter, and we shall be glad o f
a personal reply from you in regard,
to this matter.
Mrs. E. E. Williamson,
Mrs. J. W. White,
Mrs. C. P. Robinson,
The foregoing ?B not an unreason
able request and we hope it will be
granted by every newspaper in
South Carolina. The Woman's
Christian Temperance Union waa
organized primarily to suppress -
yea, more, to stamp out-the sale of
intoxicating liquors, and when
newspapers advertise whiskey they
are counteracting to a large extent
what these good women are en
deavoring to accomplish.
We are glad to be able to state
that The Advertiser joined the
ranks of the newspapers that refuse
to advertise whiskey some time be
fore the W. C. T. U. was organized
in this county,so without a change of
policy we can comply with the fore
going appeal. Eight years ago the
editor decided that this newspaper
should not be used by distillers and
retailers to increase the Bale of in
toxicants. Instead of advertising
liquor for gain, we have, on the
contrary, devoted much space to the
suppression of its use and sale. And
while we do not say it with any
spirit of boasting, we believe The
Advertiser's efforts along this line
have not been without good results.
Practically single handed, this
newspaper took up the fight against
whiskey and the dispensary in Edge
field county while that institution
was a*t the zenith of popularity.
When the agitation was first begun,
no organized effort was being put
forth in the county to suppress the
sale of liquor.
After the dispensary was closed
The Advertiser joined the ministers,
Christian men and women, also a
number of good citizens who were
not identified with any church, in
creating a sentiment that would en
force the prohibition laws and pre
vent the return of the dispensary.
It is very gratifying to those who
have been working to this end to
see that public sentiment in opposi
tion to the sale of whiskey has
steadily grown stronger, enlisting
the support of scores uponscoies
of influential citizens who were not
at first in sympathy with the move
In view of all these facts, The
Advertiser would he grossly in
consistent were it not to continue
the policy of refusing to advertise
intoxicating liquors. We bid the or
ganized Christian women of the
etate God-speed in their efforts to
suppress the sale and use of alcoho'
in every form.
Alone in a Saw Mill at Midnight
unmindful of dampness, drafts,
storms or cold, W J AtkinB worked
as night watchman, at Banner
Springs, Tenn. Such exposure gave
him a severe cold that settled on his
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, croups
and whooping cough get quick rei
lief and prompt' cure from the
glorious medicine., 50c and $1.00
Trial bottle free, guaranteed by G.
L Penn & Son; Penn & Holstein,
snccessors to G L Penn & Son.
I Large shipment of Bicyles for
j men, boys and girls. Good wheels
I at popular prices
Stewart & Kernaghan
Presbyterian Ladies Rewarded
The Advertiser rejoices with the
Presbyterian ladies over the splen
did success of their Bazaar. Not
only was it a success financially, net
ting the sum of .$126 for their
church treasury, but the social fea
ture was exceedingly pleasant. The
several booths in the armory were
very-tastefully decorated with ever
greens and from them bric-a-brac,
fancy work of all kinds, together
with nice things to eat, were sold
throughout the day and evening.
No charge was made for entering
t'ie Bazaar but a small fee (entirely
too small) was charged those who
visited the relic room next door.
Providing this relic room was a
very happy conception on the part
of these good ladies. Besides afford
ing a source of income, the educa
tional value of the Bazaar was very
generally commented upon. And it
is to be regretted that a greater
number of our citizens did not avail
themselves of the opportunity of
seeing the many things of historic
interest that these ladies brought
forth from Edgefield's archives.
After viewing the scores of articles
that are rendered priceless to their
possessors because of their antiqui
ty and association, one was forced
to admit the justice of Edgefield's
claim to being an historic old town.
The Presbyterian ladies expeoted
at one time to have a relio room at
the county fair, but force of cir
cumstances caused them to abandon
their plans. We trust however, that
the relic room can be made a feature
of the next county fair. Let the peo
ple of the town and the members of
the fair association co-operate with
the ladies to*that end.
The following aro some of thc
relics of historic interest, the name
of the owner being given first:
Mrs. Mosely: Stick brought by
Preston Brooks from the Mexican
MpJ , W. B. Dunovant: Gold
headed cane presented to Preston
Brooks by the citizens of Charleston
after the caning of Sumner.
Mr. W: L. Dunovant: Sword
that had done duty in tho Revolu
tionary War, also a largo knife
with which an Africa)) chief killed
twenty men. The knife was present
ed to a missionary after the chief
was converted to Christianity.
Mr. Ernest Padgett: Knives
from the Philippine Islands, and a
carved elephant's tusk.
Mrs. W. W. Sheppard : Diploma
given Andrew Pie-kens in 1801.
Sword used by Andrew Pickens in
battle of Cowpens.
. Roll of Signers of Articles of Se- I
Mrs. Carwilo: Rare embossed !
picture, 100 years old.
Mr.E-J. Mims: Sword present
ed to Richard Tutt 'during'the Rev
olutionary war. 1
Miss .Tonnie Hughes: Cut gl?s6
medallion of LaFayetto-only two
Mr. T. J. Moore: Piece of oak
400 years old, from St. Peter's Ca
A number of very interesting rel
ics were exhibited by Mrs. R. H.
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse: Flint
Fresh prunes, citron, figs, oat
meal, shredded wheat, postum and
manj' other nice things. '
\ B. Timmons.
The standard of the former old
firm of the best shoes in the county
is being more than kept up by us
as we are carrying the same line of
shoes and also others.
Take up the old matting in your
home and put fresh, new matting
down. We have a large assert m en
to. select from.
RAMSEY & JONES.
Large stock of trunks, suit cases
and traveling bags. Prices very
RAMSET & JONES.
Do You Get Up
With a Lame Back?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the greac kidney, liver and
P_^ . bladder remedy, be
c: 'J I i cause of its reruark
I able health restoring
I properties. Swamp
Root fulfills almost
every wish in over
pain in the back, kid
neys, liver, bladder
and every part of the
urinary passage. It
corrects inability to
hold water and scalding pain in passing it,
or bad effects followinguse of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the night.
Swamp-Root is not recommended for
everything but if you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble, it will be found just
the remedy you need. It has been thor
oughly tested iu private practice, and has
proved so successful that a special ar
rangement has been made by which all
readers of thi9 paper, who have not al
ready tried it, may have a sample bottle
sent free by mail, also a book telling
more about Swamp-Root, and how to
find out if youhave kid
ney or bladder trouble.
reading this generous
offer in this paper and J
send your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co., i lr:: i i ,.v.:it:.|"llu'..
Binghamton, N. Y. The regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles are sold by
all druggists. Don't make any mistake
but remember the name, Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad
dress, Binghamton, N.Y.,on every bottle.
ONLY 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
pass. 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 Corner 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 blas k silk hose and liste thread sox. Splendid silk petticoats,
ladies and childrens sweaters in red, blue, white and oxford.
Elegant Fur muffs, and neck pieces. Handkerchiefs made of Shur. linen with embroidered Initials. Bed room slippers and
elegant dress shoes for men, ladies and children together with many other items of merit that make present's suitable to the seasons charm
'Tis pur purpose to serre yon profitably and well. Hence early buying will give surer satisfaction in every vay
THE CORNER STORE *. ?? mm
OWING tott?e-very mild winter, we find that we are overstocked
with clothing formen and 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 plain figures, so you can see for yourself what bargains
you are securing Here are a FEW Prices.
All $10 OVERCOATS
Wc are also 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
PhpictmSIC CVirw'nTkDPC W^ ^ave many l'"ngs suitable f?r Christmas gifts. Large or
VIII lo SJ lil da OIIUpjJCl O ders placed to meetthe holiday demands in gent's furnishings
Dorn & Mims.
We hope our shoes made up by
mch manufacturers that are reliable
md when we sell you shoes we can
ell you what they are made of and
ve stand behind every pair we sell
is we do not handle jobbers line of
THE PLANTER'S LOAN
and SAVINGS BANK
CAYS INTEREST OX DEPOSITS,
L. C. KAYNE, 1
CHAS. C. HOWARD,
UESOUKCES O VE lt $ 1 ,'000,000
LOW PRICES ARE LOUD TALEERS
T will pay you to visit the largest stove and bicycle house
in Dixie and see our select stock of Stovet, Banges, Gra?t?s,
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 you money. Send in your mail orders