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J. L. MIM3 .... EDITOR
OME YEAR^Q V - - - $1.50
SIX' MONTHS,; - - - - .75
W?LONESDA ?, DEC. 82, 1909
S The passions are like lire, 5
S useful in a thousand way? ard ?
S dangerous only in one, throa^h *
? their excess.-BOVEE. \ 5
A merry Christmas, and happy
New Year to all of our readers!
Maybe ubiquitous SaDta Claus
could locate Dr, Bigbam.
In his annnal report, State Su
perintendent of Education Swear
ingen says the average salary paid
to the county superintendents is on
ly $685.23. This is entirely too
small. Either incapable men are fill
ing these positions or good, worthy,
efficient officials .are underpaid.
Observing the long established
custom of The Advertiser, as well
as that of most weekly newspapers,
the paper will not be ' issued^Ved
nesday next, December 2 ?th. Christ
mas week is the only week of the
fifty-two in which The Advertiser
fails to pay its regular visits to the
homes of the county. The next issue
will be published on January 5th.
Augusta enjoys a distinction that"
Atlanta greatly envies. The former
city is the southern home of the
greatest andv wealthiest American
citizens. Fresident Taft speaks of
Augusta as his "southern |iome and
Mr. John D. Rockefeller fpasses his
winters there. Mr. Rockefeller has
already engaged ft'ie handsomest
suite of rooms in the Bon Air, for
the winter, expecting s to arrive
about the middle of January.
During the : past few days por
tions of the west and northwest have
been covered with snow and ice, the
thermometer registering considera
bly below zero in many places. The
blizzard has caused several very dis
astrous railroad wrecks . The lands
of the west and northwest may
greatly surpass ours in fertility but,
all things considered, the Sunny
South is easily the garden spot of
v :fthe country-the universe, in fact.I
m * m -
The. people of our ' town and vi
cinity have no just cause to com
plain of the assortment of Holiday
merchandise that is offered them,
by this market. There are stocks in
Edgefield which, for tiize and va
riety, would do credit to city stores.
The only one who can complain will
be the late shopper who goes forth
to supply his wants after the choic
est articles have been sold. If you
ave among the belated shoppers, do
not blame the merchants for not
having what you'want. They had it
possibly hut disposed of it to some
. "one else.
Change ol Name Desired.
At its last meeting, the alumni
association of The Citadel took act
ive steps looking to a change of the
institution's name, and we under
stand that the legislature will he
asked to make the official title the
Military College of South Carolina.
The change should be made. Be
yond the borders of the state, where
the standard of The Citadel and the
oharacter of its work are not known
the name, Military Academy, has j
caused confusion, which not in
frequently has been detrimental to
the institution. There was some
hesitation in having Col. Co warr
received as a beneficiary under thu
Carnegie Foundation because it ap
peared to the trustees of the furn
that he was superintendent of a j
small academy located in South j
Carolina, instead of being in fae'|
the president of one of the foremost j
institutions cf learning in the conn
If there be anything in a name
and it appears that there is at time*-j
give the "West Point of the South'
a- name that comports with it
dignity and prominence, om
that will not depreciate or compro
mise the institution in the eyes o.
the country at large.
If you^want big values for yourj
money see or writeF. G. MERTENS
We re-cover umbrellas while yoi
wait. F. G. Mertins, the tailer
clothier and furnisher. Augusta
Delightful maple syrup just r<
B. Timmons. I
Letter to Santa Claus.
Knowing of some of ?the crying
needs of Edgefield and ofr the large!
ness of the old geptle?^n's heart,
The Advertiser has; sent tpe follow
ing to. Santa Clans hy special deliv
ery: J ?
When yon come' this way Fri
day nest please bring Edgefield a
public well that wilf -afford adequate
water supply for maia and beast, to
say nothing of lire protection.
Please carry all ojjyonr toy pis
tols and parlor riflesf to some other
place. Edgefield doesn't .need any
more. - 5 .
Please bring a cushion for the
scating rink floor.
Please pull tho scales-"from the
eyes and the moss from the backs
of some of Edgefieldi's citizens.
Please bring some fpotease and
one-night ache cure for Edgefield's
army of faithful, foot-sore clerks.
Please bring a Stork galong with
you. He, she, or it, seems to have
deserted Edgefield, and, .think of it,x
next year is census year) I, .
Please bring a free passport to
the blind tigers or take them along
with you to Aiken, tb. e ifojwn they
like so much to visit. ?
Please bring Edgefield more lights
and better lights.
Please bring only; cold suppers
along with you.. We don't need
any "hot suppers" in Edge^eld
county, especially "durin' de Cris
Please bring The Advertiser office
a full set of new press rollers. The
old ones cause the foreman and
"devil" both to mutter unprintable
words and their religion is in great
jeopardy. Please make special note
of this roquest, Santa Claus.
Please hasten the visibility of
Halley's comet. Edgefield people
are impatiently waiting or? tip-toe. .
Please stay the hand of the
gossip-killer until after, the enu
merator takes Edgefield's census,
lest our population show a great de
Please bring along a few dozen
new residences, the, demand for
homes being greater in Edgefield
than the supply.
Please be especially kind to the
I county's official family. No county
has more deserving public servants
than Edgefield's. : i',
Please bring a lower tax levy for
1910. . j %
Please give the faithful ministers
throughout the county impounding"
such aa they never had. before. They
deserve your best.
Flease bring the banks borrowers
for their idle thousands.
Please-bring sufficient public funds
I to pay the faithful school teachers
in cash'so they will not be compel
led to discount their certificates at
Please advance the price of west
fern bacon and corn so the people of
Edgefield will be forced to make
their living at home, and let the
price of cotton keep pace.
Please, Santa Claus, .when you vis
it The Advertiser household take
three cats away with }you. By so
doing you will not only! confer a fav
or upon the paterfamilias, but add
greatly to the joy and happiness of
Please bring: us a rail
road that will "unbottle" the old
town. We do not care whence it
cometh or whither it goeth, just so
it will haul freight and passengers
Please fill Col. Bailey's and Mil
ton Jones' socks chock f all of nice
things as a reward for the great pa
tience and fortitude exercised during
the last two months.
Please remember when you visit
Anderson that Charles Burts belongs
to Edgefield, and open wide the
I floodgates of your gracious soul.
Please tell all the fakirs you
I chance to meet that all Edgefield
I suckers are dead and that they need
n ot come this way.
Please bring Sam Marsh purchas
ers for his Tamworth sows and pigs.
! There are just nine-hundred and
I ninety-one farmers, by actual count,
in Edgefield County who need sows)
Please send, when you return!
?orae, a snow eleven inches deep in j
fanuary that will improve the thou
sands of acres of wheat and oats in I
he county, causing'the farmers who)
ire in the contest to make ? as many
bushels as "Carter" had.
Tribute of Respect.
Whereas, God has io his inscruta
?Ie providence seen fit to remove
'rom our Sunbeam Barn! within a
short time onr much Loved little mate
Therefore, be it resolved:
1st: That the death, of Louise be
ing th?s first one to occur in our
band since our recent organization,
ve feel that we have sustained a
ORS which is irreparable!.
2nd: That we extend to the fam
!y> our deep sympathy and love in
heir bereavement', trusting that
jrod, who "Doeth all things well,"
viii soon soothe and heal the wound
*o recently inflicted.
3rd: That a copy of these resolu
ions be furnished the family and a
?age in our minute book be iuscrib
e 1 to her memory, and a copy of
?bese resolutions be sent to The Edge
?eld Advertiser for publication.
X Mrs. J. P. Rnsh,
< Mrs. J. Maude Adams,
( Miss Dorothy Miller,
THE WEST-SIDE NEWS;
Negro Shot While Hunting Mr;*
White's Farewell Sertfion, Sj
School Entertainment, . j
Christmas Greetings/ ?j .
The hunting season ednmienc?s
about Chrismas times., claimed ;us
first victim Saturday in the person
of Penn Fui gerson, a negro, on. Col.
Talbert's place on the river a mile
from Parksville. Penn and Jake
Kilcrease were hunting rabbits, Jake
being just in rear of Penn, vyhen the.
rabbit jumpefd up his foot slipped
and fell and/having his1 finger on the
trigger the gun was dibcharged, kil
ling Penn . instantly. /
When we think of what Christ
mas ought to be and the joy it ought
to bring to mankind, and then con
sider the victims, that are awaiting
the deadly gun, and the heart-aches
in consequence brought on by the
deadly blight of mean liquor, there
is a tinge of sadness in the anniver
sary of the birth.of our Lord, not on
, account of the fact, but on account
Lt the way which this festival is
kept. Poor boys and men whose
hearts are pulsating with life and
joy now, but will be silenced, in
d.tath before the holidays are over.
i her?*is something wrong with our
christianity and civilzation, when
the mad rush for pleasure causes our
people to resort to savage in
stincts on this glorious occasion, in
stead of causing us to sing, "Peace
on Earth Good Will Toward Men,"
ever keeping ourselves in "tune with
We are sorry to report that Prof.
Williams ha3 resigned the princi
palship of our school, and returned
to his home in York. He left us
Friday to the regret of our commu
Miss Rosa Hutto, however, will
remain with us. She has charge pf
the intermediate and primary de
partments, and her pupils gave us a
magnificent entertainment Friday
evening, the play being entitled
Santa Claus. The children acquitt
ed themselve s well, after which Dr.
Bell, Col. W. J. Talbert, T. G.
Talbert and Mr. W. W. Fowler
were called on for short speeches;
and then came the finale, the savory
oysters, prepared by the famous and
incorrigible' R. N. Edmunds,
which alcme renders comment un
necessary . Miss Rosa leaves today
for the holidays at her home in
Although the weather was inclem
ent, Rev. L. B. White preached a
very able and instructive sermon
yesterday morning in our Baptist
church on "Gospel Bells." He spoke
of the "Bell" of warning,lhe "Bell"
of exhortation, the "Bell' of threat
ening and the "Bell" of teaching.
Notwithstanding the inclemency'of
the weather, a good crowd he?fcd
him gladly. This is Mr. White's lait
sjrvice here, and the prayers of our
church go wiih him and his on his
departure. Mr. White is !a good
preacher, and has done a good work
at our church, and we can congratu
late Plum Branch upon her good
fortune in securing him for his en
tire time, j
Ourj new preacher, Rsv. T. H.
Garrett will be with us the first
Sunday in January, D. V.
Our representatives to the Mason
ic Grand Lodge in Charleston, Dr.
W. G. Blackwell and Mr. W. R.
Parks, report a good time and fine
v Miss Janie Bell Jaro is visiting
friends at McCormick.
Messrs. J. W. Miller, the hust
ling merchant of Plum Branch,
Lawyer McDowell and others from
Greenwood made Parksville a flying
We close this the last letter to
The Advertiser for the year 1909,
with best wishes to The Advertiser
family, which includes all its read
ers, hoping that one and all may
have a merry Christmas and a hip
py new year. Let us one and all,
close the old year, if permitted to
I see its close, with "malice towards
none" and good will towards all,
that we may begin to write upon
the clean pages of 1910 well, leav
ing no blot or blemish to cause re
gret or remorse.
III HIHI win.wimwui.HM
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If you are tired out from over-work and
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If you are feeling badly la the Spring
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If you suffer with headache, infiltration,
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F. V. LIFTMAN,
Savannah, - - Georgia, jj
The County Treasurer's office will br
opea for the pumose bf receiving taxes*
from the 15th day of Oct. 1909 to the
16th day of Maren 1910 inclusive.
A penalty of one per cent will be ad-:
ded to all unpaid taxes after the 1st"
day of Jan. to the 31st of Jan. 1910, o?
two per cent, from the 1st day of Feb.
tb the last day of -, Feb. 1910 and penal
ty of five per cent from the first day of
March to the 15th day of March 1910.
The tax levies for the year 1909 are
as follows: -, ; .
For State purposes ~
' ? Ord. County "
" Cons. School tax
' ;' " Special County tax
" Bacon S. D. Special
" Edgefield S. D.
" Long Cane S. D. "
" Liberty Hill S. D.
" Johnston S. D.
" Plum Branch S. D. No. 1
" White Town S. D.
" Parksville S. D.
" Washington S. D.
" R. R: Bonds Wise T's,p
" " " " Johnston "
" " " ' ' Portion Pine Grove 15
"""" Portion Blocker 15 "
"""" Town Edgefield h "
"School Bonds " 1 "
" Corporation v Purposes 2^^'
All male citizens between the^?ges of1
21 years and 60 years except those ex-1
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
one dollar each. A capitation tax of 50
cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
A commutation road tax of $2.00
each must be paid by able bodied male
citizens between the ages of 18 and 50
No checks or drafts will be accepted
in payment of taxes unless the party
giving same can be held personally re
sponsible for its payment.
JAS. T; MIMS.
Co. Treas. E. C.
Augustas leading Fur?itu*e Store
? ?- - J
sp m m TE want our Edgefield friends to know that we are al ^nys prepared
& WW ?0 taIce cnre o?'t?le,r interests to the best possible advantage. Being
ff large buyers-carload shipments-we can always make ci?se prices.
& These who have been our regular customers can testify to this
A We can save you money on .furniture or in fact on anything that goes to,.
\ furnish a home. Do you need a suit.of Furniture, Wardrobe, dining table,
J sideboard, bed, rockers, dining chairs, Window shades, stoves, mattresses.
Bed room suits $u up. Chairs 38c up, and iron beds $2.00. J Do not fail
$ to call to see us when you come to Augusta.
I R M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO., ?
W 972 Broad Street, - Augusta, Ga. . % <
Cotton Seed Meal and
I take this means of notifying
my friends and the public that 1
keep a large supply of fresh Cotton
ton Seed Meal and Hulls constantly
on hand and cap -fill their orders at
reasonable prices. Warehouse near
site of old depot. Vour patronage
A. M. Timmer mar.
V; A. HEMSTREET & BRO. I
And Other Guns.
655 Broad St, - Augusta, Ga
Below Ga. R. R. Bank.
Beautiful iron and enameled beds
just what you need.
, Ramsey tfc-.To rt p.
We desire to announce to the Edge- ?
field public that we will conduct our
Sales stable at the county Fair grounds during the pres
ent season, and A
Have just received a shipment pf Kentucky horses which our Mr. Can
t?lou recently purchased in person from the farms around Lexington.
We are showing High Class Horses, Brood Mares, Combination Horses,
Horses with Speed, Family Horses and Mules.
If you are in need of any stock call at our stables and inspecteurs. We
can please you. .? ' ?
Johnston, S. C.
HILE we are/a new firm soliciting a share of your business,
e are not strangers to the people of Edgefield county, and we propose to
conduct our business on such a high plane that we shall merit a share of your
patronage. But unless we can make it to your interest to trade with us--in"other
words, save you money--we dd not expect you to patronize us.
Our store is well stocked with Wagons, Buggies, Harness,Sadd]les, ja
Furniture and House Furnishings of all kinds. Large assort- Jg
????$Pc\. ment o? a' * &racies t0 select from? ?k
S^p^^^^k Wc desire to call especial attention to our Hackney Buggies and wagons. There is'.positively ??|
^^yFj^^^x nothing better on the market for the money. Try one of them. Our Tyson & Jones Buggies W
^^^^^?^. are also unexcelled. I O
?^ ^k \ ? Furniture and House Furnishings. 1
j^^P^^S??^J^r j Tho jaf|jes ...specially arc invited to inspect our Furniture and House Furnishing Departments. M
if tm\^?^^k?j\ V/^ ?Bed room suits, wardrobes, Dining tables. Library tables, Chairs, Rockers, China closets, Rags, IS
llfSOtoflDBll fl?^ 'Art squares, shades, and in fact everything that goes to make a home comfortable and attrac- ||
lllP^Mj j ' tivc' It W,H he a pleasure to show the ladies through our stock. ? / ||j :
?MJ^?M) Undertaker s Supplies I
/jS?p?FD*B% I We (lesivo to call attention to our stock of Undertaker's supplies. Can fill orders for any- jg
-i--^!^ ^^w^T^^^ thing from tho cheap coffin to a high-priced metallic case, Our Hearse is ready to respond t? ||| _
^^^^^^^^S^j^fy ''il' calls, whether dav or night. Again we respectfully solicit a share of your patronage. Cp
Lott-Walker Co., j
Johnston, S. C. j