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J. L. MIMS .... EDITOR
ONE YEAR - - - - - $1.50
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
W?DNESDA? JAN. 19. 1910
? Let the farmer for evermore 5
n be honored in his calling, for S
S they who labor in the earth S
Z ere the chosen people of God.- 5
It appears^now that the Republi
can party will split before the ''Sol
id South" does.
' Rev. Len G. Broughton has chal
lenged Hou. Thomas E. Watson to
a joint debate on loreign missions.
Wouldn't you like to be present to
?ee the fur fly?
Wonder why the sugar magnates
are resisting the heavy fines so
strenuously? All they have to do is
to increase the price of sweetenin' a
fraction of a cent per pound and the
people will have to pay the fines.
Do not base your plans on twelve
or fifteen cents cotton next fall. If j
"the price can drop more than a eent
in a day, without any well-founded
>eause, think of the decline that is
possible by the time another crop is
There seems to be a disposition
, on the part of the legislature to in
crease salaries and sundry appro
priations, but this being the yea' j
when the lawmakers must give an
account of their stewatrdship the
taxpayers need not be unduly alarm
The government authorities seem,
to be honestly endeavoring to en
force the pure food law but a greaT,
deal will never be accomplished un
til a larger number of inspectors are
put in the field. At present there are j
only forty inspectors for the entire
As there are no national banks* iii
this county it will not affect our
people, but the most sensible piece
of legislation that has been undertak
-en\by congress in some time will be
the enactment of a law permitting
national ?banks to lend > money on
President Taft has announced ?
that no colored people will be ap
pointed as census enumeratorsjn tho j
South, but intimated that some ma3
be appointed in the North in th*?j
census department. Such < a policy is
decidedly better for both races, and
is in marked contrast with the ar
bitrary appointments by the former
occupant of the White House.
While farmers are making calcu
lations these long evenings in order]
to ascertain the net profits to be de
rived from their plans Cor the pres
ent year, let them bear in mind that
hogs are selling for nine cents pei
pound gross in Chicago and corn is j
now retailing for 81.00 per bushel.
The majority of them are prone to |
think only of fifteen cents cotton and
fifty-two cents cottonseed.
Hear Prof. Barrow.
The, farmers' .institute is in ses
sion at Johnston to-day and will be
held at Edgefield to-morrow. Every
farmer in the county should lay
aside all work to-morrow and come
to hear Prof. Barrow. Those who
till .the soil need the scientific in
struction that this gentleman will
give them. The wide-awake, pro
gressive farmer will attend unless
providentially kept away.
? great furor was created at a
recent fashionable and very swell
masked ball in St. Louis when it
was discovered that a negress was
present and participating in the
dance. "All went merry as a mar
riage bell" till the presence of the
intruder was detected, when the
'flying feet" became suddenly still.
On went the dance after the un
invited visitor had been excluded.
Should Kot Pass
. A bill has been introduced by
Senator Carlisle, of Spartanburg*
changing the law with reference to
seizing property for the payment of
rent. The proposed change provides:
"That from and after the approval
of this act the right to" distress for
rent shall be abolished except fdr
promises leased for agricultural
purposes." Such a law would work
a hardship on property owners by
making it possible for the shiftless?
drifting class of negroes to vacate
houses at will, knowing that the
owner would have no means tinder
the law of collecting the rental.
With such a change made in the
law, the vagrantctass of. negroes
could .move \ fro m place to* place
-ithou^erer paying any rent, ist
the law stand as it-is.
, Investigation Needed
It seems that Clemson college
will soon be brought into the lime
light through a thorough investiga
tion into the affairs of the institu
tion. A bili will be introduced pro
viding for the appointment of a
joint committee for this purpose.
Owing to the internal strife that has
occurred from lime to time and
charges of favoritisru,extravagance,
etc., the. institution has not only
lost caste to some extent but has
likewise lost its hold upon the peo
ple. For the good of Clemson, a
searching investigation should be
We believe tl t an investigation
properly conducted ?rill lead to a
more economic administration of
the affairs of the college and to a
re-organization of the faculty. In
our judgment, a few resignations
are in order.
Charleston ould Wake Up
Senator Tillman has made the
very reasonable request that govern
ment steamers running from'New
Yorkto Colon in connection with the
Panama canal work be required to
stop at Charleston. Were this change
made, supplies and other freight
from the west could be shipped di
rect to Charleston instead of to New
York. It would also be more con
venient for the southern mails to be
forwarded through the Charleston
post-office. Senator Tillman's appeal
to President Taft is, thoughtful,
timely and in order, but so many
appeals in Charleston's behalf
would not be necessary if the peo
ple of the staid old city would be
up and doing, supplanting the
"Charleston spirit" with the "At.
Doubtless" the reason others are
not disposed to help Charleston,
the government included, is because
the Charleston people do not help
themselves-do riot improve the
opportunities that lie at their very
If it were possible to change the
population of the two cities, giving
to Charleston Atlanta's population
and moving the Charleston ians to
Atlanta, it would not be many
years before South Carolina's me
tropolis woujd rival Baltimore and
New Orleans in size and commer
cial importance. Then it would re
quire no undue importuning to in
duce the government boats & private
steamships to stop - at Charleston.
They would voluntarily .3.eek .this
dt^-water South. Atlautic^Vport in
stead of having to be urged to stop
there.. * .
Rapid Increase Encouraging.
The editor of The Advertiser has
been greatly encouraged- by the
large number of voluntary sub
scriptions that have been added to
?ur list recently. Without any so
licitation on our part a number
have been received through the
mail, while otheis have enrolled
their names in person upon The
Advertiser's subscription list. If you
are pleased and you think The Ad
vertiser is a good paper tell your
friends about it who are not sub
scribers. Pr?bablv just a word from
you will cause them to join The
Advertiser family, which now well
nigh covers the entire, county.
"ls there a Christian Scientist in
the room?" asked a little man, one
of the audience at a lecture, accord
ing to the Tradesman. '
"Yes," answered a woman, "I am
a Christian Scientist."
"Well, then, madam," said the lit
tle man, "would you mind changing'
seats with me? I'm sittingnn a
Their Tribe Decreasing
Judging from the efforts that are
being put forth by trappers through
out the county to catch minks, fur
riers must be paying fancy prices
for mink hides. Within the past
few months Messrs. Stewart and
Kernaghan have- sold about 400
mink traps, something like $100
worth. The probability is that
fowl houses will have fewer noc
turnal visitors in future.
Harker-I met Smythe a week af
ter he had faced the parson, and he
declared that he had married his
Harker-A year later he confes
sed his mistake -said it was his or
deal instead of his ideal he had mar
ried. -Chicago Daily News.
Toole cotton seed. Seventy and
eighty-five cents per bushel.
P. B. DAY,
Trenton, S. C.
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?! - What- ?thers Say J :ff
'.** .. ;
Of all sad words
I've ever hit,
The saddest words are
" "Please remit!"
The Handy Oorhscr":-.
?Many a man who would bo un
able to ind the family l?ible if li?
hunted all day would have no dif
ficulty in .putting his hand ob the
corkscrew even in the darf:.--Chic
Timely Tr uti*.
A single bill paid promptly**may
he the means of enabling half a doz
..II ....h. i: ii ?' ;'k' in tin ;< a tis fy
their creditors.-Orangeburg Times
Parents "Chew the Cud."
When a millionaire elopes with a
milkmaid the girl's parents never
object, but when a milkman runs
away with a millionairess ihc tri H's
parents are sure, as the Houston
Post would say, "to chew thc encl."
-News and Courier.
South Carolina ?'Mot Guilty."
The divorce mill grinds pretty
steady over in Augusta. The Chron
icle'says "during last year, thyre
were 660 marriage licenses issued
and 91 divorce proceedings insti
tuted, which on the face of it shows
that about one out of every seven
weddings in this county is a failure."
The Chronicle credits South Caro
lina with forty per cent of these
divorces. Georgia ought to abolish
her divorce mill. - Orangrebiirs
Times and Democrat.
A Gocd Blotto.
"A reasonable acreage in cotto/i
this year with a good yield from
every acre, home-grown corn and
vegetables and bacon and butter, a
liberal acieage in legumes with
good live stock to feed thom"-let
this be your motto this year and
you will come out all right whether
cotton prices are high or low. -
Bett er Than Geld Mine
The "Editorial Bulletin" in Col-1
ber's for last Saturday is hes.ded!
with-the picture of a bale of cotton
and under it this impressive state
ment: "The South's cotton crop
for this year will be worth twice as
much as all the output of all the
groldmines in tho world for thc
same year."-Thc State
Ready to Serve the Farmers.
Judging from the number of
guano-laden wagons seen on Our
public square .daily, tho ? fertilizer
seaeon of 1?10 is now1 open, and the*
Edgeiield Mercantile Company an
nounces that it is ready to supply t
the farmers of Edgefield county
with the leading brands of fertili
zers from half dozen or more relia
ble manufacturers. "This popular es
tablishment can ndt only supply
readymixed fertilizers but. has all of
the ingredients for making the desir
ed analysis on the farm.Their prices
are reasonable, and they invite far
mers to call before placing their
Pains of Anticipation.
"You look so pale and thin.
What's got you?"
Work. From morning to- night
and only a one-hour rest."
"How long, have you been at it?"
'I begin to-morrow."
~We desire to call the a
. public to the fact that we
restaurant in the Miss Id
"invite ladies, gentlemen t
see us when hungry, thii
keep fresh oysters cooke*
bread for sale all the tin
fact anything usually kel
rant. Always a supply o
but no hard ones. Wc 1
. in indulging in the latter
have ORDER, etc. ?
- Union Meeting.
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Ed^cfio?d a?"ccia?io?
wiU.jneet with Hardys church on
Sat u rd?y Jan nary 2 9 th ,'con tin tiing
? wo days.
1st Query-Should children be,
urged to become Christians. S B
Mays, J D Hughey, to lead. "
2nd Query-The layman's part in
the <rreat mission movement. R M
Johnson, J O Atkinson, to lead.
3rd Query-Our mutual and fra
j terna I love with Christ and each
oilier, a true test of discipleship.
St. .John J5th chapter and 1st John
2nd chapter. Revs. P B Lanham, J
T Littlejohn, to lead.
4th Query-The importance of
formation discipline in our churches
J W Adams, Rev. J -, P Mealing, t?
Missionary sermon by Rev. J T
Littlejohn at 11:30 a. m. Sunday
evening service to be provided for.
C. E. Quarles,
Itinerary of Mrs Zehner.
Mrs. Adeline C. Zehner is meeting
with many courtesies and cordial
welcomes all .over our county in
her noble efforts in ?behalf of tem
perance and reform. Her schedule
as arranged to date is as follows:
Wednesday 19th, Troy, Abbeville
county. \ -
Thursday and Friday 20th and
2ist, '.. .
White Town. \
Saturday afternoon 2:30 o'clock
ladies meeting at Mrs. Ralph Winn's,
Sunday morning 23rd, Rehoboth
Sunday afternoon 23rd, Red Hill
'Monday morning 24th, address
at Red Hill school.
Tuesday 3wth, Red Oak Grove.
Wednesday 26th, Colliers.
Thursday 27th, Ropers.
Friday 28th, Trenton.
Su.iday 31st, Harmony in. thc
Sunday afternoon. Philippi.
Postum, Cream of wheat and
Grape Nuts at
All p?rspns owning . property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity, as
husband, guardian, executor, adminis
trator or trustee 'are required to rn?'
returns of the same totheAudito
der oath within the time menti m>
low and the Auditor is required i iaw
to add a penalty of 50 per cent tb all
property that is not returned on or. be
fore the 20th day of February in any
All male citizensbetween the ages of
21 and 60 years except those exempt j
by law are deemed taxable polls
The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet.me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns in
their respective township and they are.
also required .to make tax returns for
? those who[^??o make their own with
in th? time.'prescribed bylaw The 50
per cent penalty will be added for fail
ure to make returns
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Red Hill, Monday January 3rd 191n
Colliers, Tuesday Jan 4th
Clarks Hill, Wednesday Jan 5th
Meriwether's Hall, Thursday Jan 6th
Ropers X Road, Friday Jan 7th
Will Winn, Monday Jan 10th
Modoc, Tuesday Jan 11th
Parksville, Wednesday Jan 12th
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan 13th
Liberty Hill, Friday Jan 14th
Trenton, Monday Jan 17th
Herin Store, Tuesday Jan 18th
Johnston, Wednesday Jan 19th
Meeting St Thursday Jan 20th
Pleasant Lane, Friday Jan 21st
Cleora, Saturday Jan 22nd
Will be at Edgefield from January
21st to February 20th. I will be in my
office every Saturday
J. R TlMMERMAN,
Auditor E. C. SC
t ten ti on of the hungry
have opened upa lst-class
a Covar hat shop. We
ind children to come to
sty or weary. We will
1 or raw. Also fresh
ie. Coffee or tea. In
>t in a first class restau
if soft drinks on hand,
lope no one will persist
, as we INTEND to
'ours to serve,
Interior View of Holland Brothers Music Store, Greenwood, S. C
GREENWOOD, S. S. and experienced workmen
Dear Fri? nd:- piano trade can perform.
Are y< u interested in the pur- Nothing that brains, money and
chase of a 4 ia tu? Don you want to experience can do to make a thor
avail yourself of one of the best oughly high class piano has been
offers ever made on a strictly high left out in the product of this most
If so irive us a
wish to double any previous, am nal
output. Please remember that we
are direct factory representative?
and we are making this offer as fac
We are prepared to give liberal
rs*"* ?non tho sale of these pianos.
moment of your
time and read our splendid proposi
tion. A strictly high grade piano
throughout and strictly first-class in
every respect and priced in the fac
magnih'cent musical instrument. >~ ?ii nru,0
We do not believe that as good Po?i^vely one Pricejo ^ The
value for ?300.00 has ever before
been offered to the public. We do
not give certificates good on the
purchase of one of these pianos nor
[toryAvare rooms at $400.00, now do we take them. Nor have we any
offered at $300.00 airy scheme connected with the sale
The Farrand company of Detroit, of this piano. We propose to sell
Mich., and London, England has 100 of these pianos at 8300 apiece
for 25 years enjoyed the very hijrh- and unhesitatingly say that it is a
est reputation for the manufacture rare thing that any piano as good, is
of musical instruments. The year sold for less than ?400. This piano
linois one quarter of a'century is warranted for a term of ten years
that the Farran's have been connec- and the guarantee is backed up by
ted with-the business, and we, liol- millions of dollars and an unlimited
land Bros., their representatives in credit. It also has behind it a quar
tics section, are authorized to offer ter of a century record for straight
er sale 100 of their style 12 pianos forward and honest dealing and the
lal $300.00 each. This instrnment faithful performance of all abliga
has in its construction the very tin- tions. We stand ready to make
est materials known to the piano" good at any time any and all condi
nianufacturers art. The felts and tiens of the Warranty,
wire are the most expensive import- M Ve have about ten of these in
e<l German production. The action stmments now on hand and we pro
is unsurpassed. The elasticity of pose to sell them off in the next 30
the touch, the lightness and respon- days in order to prepare for a large
siveness of every part of the action shipment from tne factory. Do apr
only "difference we . make between
cash and time is that we must have
interest from date upon all time
payments and we require a suffi
cient cash payment to^ guarantee
the faithful performance of future
obligations. If you do not wish to
buya piano yourself and h ave. a
friend who does, you will confer a
favor upon your friend and upon us
by telling them of this splendid op
portunity to save $100 upon the
purchase of a fine piano.
We furnish ? fine scarf, and a ifice
stool and an instruction book with
each piano. We keep the the piauo
in tune for 2 years at our expense,
and insure it against fire for a term
of 2-years. i
Requesting that you call and see^
our line of instruments and* solicit
ing the favor of hearing from you
we beg to remain,
is par-excellent and the tone is su
perlative in quality. Thc workman
ship is as ?rood as the most skilled
tail to take advantage of this 1910
offer (the quarter century of the fac
tory's history) as they in this year
REFERENCES-Bank of Greenwood, Greenwood, S.
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The Southern States
Life Insurance Co'py.
As our southern cotton mills are now
keeping our money among us, so are
southern insurance companies.
I represent the Southern States Life
Insurance Company of Alabama-a
strong and reliable company-head
office in Atlanta, Ga. The contracts
offered by that company are not ex
ceeded by any other.
Give me your patronage and you
will not only be building up your owh
section of country, but you wilt add
both comfort and wealth to your own
My office is over W. W. Adams'
store, Eclgefield, S. C.
J. B. HALTIW ANGER, General Agent.