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ONE YEAH $1.50
SIX MONTHS -r - - - .75
W?0NSSD??, FEB. ?a \ 1910
8 All oar actions take their hue 5
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? from the complexion ol the 5
S heart? as landscape* their Va* ?
? riety from Ji?ht -BACON.
One-twelfth of the new year is
gor e. Did yon make the most of
They tell us that Mr. Bryan will
not be a candidate again in 1912,
but we'll have to wait and see.
With western beef tabooed, it doet*
not require "twenty minutes for
breakfast'' these mornings.
Since the price of meat has gone
skyward, C. O. molasses is having
its day. -
February has but twenty-four
work day?, so. you'll have to stir
? early and late in order to accom
Edgefiald people have no ground
for joining the no-meat-in-thirty"
days club. The local markets are
selling good, meats at very reason
With 350 handsome Citadel ca
d< ts encamping in. Greenwood for
two weeks in July, the girls of our
sister town will be\the envy of the
young ladies in all parts of the state.
The Press and Banner says the
"County political pot is still as cold
' as a keg of cabbage kraut*- ia Ab
beville. We hope the simmering
stage is yet ninety days off in this
Edgnueld^raust have a large boys'
corn club. Twenty "odd counties have
already organized. Aiken to the
south and Greenwood to the north,
of ns have dubs; Edgefield must
not be found wanting in this for
The legislators having visited
Rock Hill, Clemson College and
"Charleston, stopping over at other
points of interest, an exchange sug
gests that they next take a trip to
the Pole and mase an investigation
as,to the merits of Cook and Peary
. , -. ?
There should be no dearth of
legislative timber over the atate
next summer. The compensation is
sm. all and the honor may not be as
great as it once was, but there's a
"big time" in being a South Caro
lina legislator. Have you kept up
with their "junketings'- and ban
quetings this year?
The women'of Sontb Carolina
should rise en masse and demand of
the legislature now in session .the
immediate repeal of the iniquitous
statute that is upon almost every
tongue throughout the length and
breadth of the state. But why
should the legislators' wait for such
a demand? Arise, South Carolina
lawmakers, and come to the rescue
of helpless motherhood!
Realizing that the preservation
of the home is the greatest bulwark
of a state or nation, South Caroli
na takes pride in being the only
state of the " entire forty-six that
d oes not grant divorces, yet she it
the only one that strikes a death
dealing blow at the home by per
mitting the husband and father to
deed away children without the
knowledge or consent of the moth
er. Oh, consistency!-to say nothing
Greenwood, like Atlantis is get
ting her name in print often these
days because of the unusual thing*
that have been coming her way re
cently: A Greenwood fanner sold a
plain, even--day, razorback ho?
.last week for $76.80. A Greenwoor
automobile dealer has a shipmen;
of seven cans of autos on the road,
the largest on record in the state.
Finally, a little three-year-old Green
wood girl can spell correctly an;
word that is given her. She recently
spslled 20o, one after another, with
out a single error. Keep your eye?
Man's Inhumanity to Woman.
The Advertiser is not an advo
cate of woman's suffrage and is not
likely to become one, but in view
of the lax enforcement, of law, to
gether with the manifest injustice
of some of the existing laws, cai
one after all censure women for de
sicing to. Tight their, wrongs win. .
Not many months ago a white
man waa convicted in the eastern
section of the state for being a
party to his wife's murder. Though
?convicted and given a light sen
tence, owing to the lax enforcement
of law in South Carolina he is still
at large, enjoying his liberty. The
innocent woman's blood is unaveng
More recently, a statute, a relic
of the dark ages, has been unearth
es whereby a husband and father in
?louth Carolina can deed his chil
dren to a third party without the
knowledge or consent of the moth
Such instances of "man's inhu
manity to woman" are sufficient to
arouse the womanhood of the entire
The farmers of the country are
on top, the very tip-top. For one
time the tiller of the soil is having
his day. But along with this meteor
ic promotion, elevation to absolute
sovereignty, have come new and
perplexing problems. There are so
many money-making crops that the
average farmer doesn't know where
to begin or which crop to make pre
Cotton and cotton seed yield such
enormous returns of gold that he is
tempted to have an all-cotton farm.
Then, the cereals are such a close
second to the staple that he is
tempted to make it an a-1 a-Wil
liamson farm, and finally, when his
thoughts turn to the price of beef,
pork, mules and horses, he wants to
bethe lord of ?a stock farm, with
cattle upon a thousand hills.
While the farmer is wrestling
with this many-horned dilemma. The
Advertiser, which seldom poses as
an adviser, offers this modicum of
advice: Make your farm a well
balanced, self-sustaining farm, by
plan' ing some of all instead of all
Only through making theit farm
self-sustaining will the tillers of the
soil be enabled to maintain their
For several years Mr. Henry W.
Quarles and his son, Mr. H. Ernest
Qnarles, have been conducting very
successfully a mercantile business at
Bed Hill under the firm name of H.
W. and H. E. Quarles. In order to
devote his entire . time to his farra,
Mr. H. W. Quarles has sold his in;
terest in the business to Mr. C. M:
Mellichamp and henceforth the firm
will be Quarles & Mellichamp.
These young men, both of whom
are energetic, progressive and with
al very popular, will greatly enlarge
their stock, making their store com
pare favorably with any country
store in the comity. Mr. Mellichamp
will continue to devote his entire
time to his school duties. The Ad
vertiser hopes and believes these
worthy young men will reap a full
measure of success.
Meeting at Home of Mr. Smith.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union of Harmony communi
ty held a delightful parlor meeting
on Saturday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Gauiewell Smith. The"large
parlor was filled with interested wo
men, most of them white ribbone rs.
Mrs. Zehner made a splendid talk
to them on the importance of work
and the greatness of the organiza
tion. Delightful refreshments were
served by the hospitable hostess.
The whole landscape around this
home is suggestive of prosperity
and good cheer. In speaking of the
Harmony picnic one of the ladies
present said she supposed Harmony
was selected as the place of this an
nual gathering on account of its
name. But there is more than a
name in the Harmony community.
The visitors who were present at
the meeting on Saturday were im
pressed with the kindly faces and
amiable dispositions of the good
women of Harmony. It is a joy to
be in such an environment.
F. A. M.
Attention is directed to the large
advertisement of the Etiwan Ferti
lizer Company in this issue. For
more than forty years this very re
liable company has been supplying
he farmers of South Carolina with
ligh grade fertilizers. They pride
.hemselves upon using only the best
ingredients, and it has been this
that has enabled them to establish
such a splendid reputation. Scores
upon scores of Edgefield farmers
.an testify to the very superior
juality of the Etiwan brands. The
ocal representatives of this com pa;
.y, Messrs. W. W Adams & Co.
jefore making your 191U fertilizer
.on trac ts. The Etiwan company
viii gladly furnish their valuable
almanacs and calendars to all who
isk for them.
Lost. Strayed or Stolen.
One blue-speckled hound dog,
mshy tail, little tan on ears, named
'Blue." $5.00 reward for his re
Dr. W. Luther Jones,
Edgefield, b. C. >
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XX What Others Say. if
Cotton-tc ts Heed.
Please tell that fanner over your
way that cotton fell 83.00 per bale
last Friday. He is preparing to
plant 40 acres of cotton to the male
and it's not fair to the raul".-Ab
beville Pres3 and Banner.
Going Without <'lotb.es.
' A Westerner says that if prices
keep on going 'up he is going to do
without clothes. This would lead
to an exposure, no doubt, but not of
the trusts.-News and Courier.
Bank on Small Ones.
If all the big bankers go to prison,
where are we going to borrow
money?--News and Courier.
From the little bankers. They're
all right.-Newberry Observer.
The need of a marriage license
law becomes stronger and stronger
every day and yet the legislature, or
the majority thereof, cannot see it.
It has become so strong now that
even the legislature should under
stand the need of such a law.
"With the I'?or Mother."
Even Senator Tillman's enemies
will sympathize, with bim in the un
fortunate litigation now pending in
the supreme court.-Greenville
It is more likely, that the great
majority of people will sympathize
with the poor mother.-Newberry
"Us Pour and ne l?'ore."
Nepotism at Clemson is no new
disease, nor is it necessarily fatal,
though somewhat contagious. The
legislature is making" :i start to?
wa :'ds/quarantine. A description of
the disease, in its most virulent,
form, that everybody will u ider
stand is, ''.Mc and my wife, my son
John and his wife-us t'< ur and nu
more. "-Koo wee. Cou ri ; . r
Put Yonr Boy to Work
Idleness fosters crime. Many a
young man has entered a life of
wrongdoing because hi?* wea .'thy
but unwise parents ?ct. him grow up
in idleness instead of seuinjr him io
perform some honest work that
would have strengthened his char
ade; ind made him feel that life
wa* something worth while.
Orangeburg Tim es and Democrat.
The whiskey question is still be
ing discussed in the State senate.
And some supposedly very brainy
men are working over-time trying"
to get up a.more slazy, threadbare
argument than that "prohibition
does not prohibit." But they'll
never do it. When a man shoots
"prohibition does not prohibit" at
you. you can know he's all in. lt's
the limit.-Keowee Courier^
Can't go Without Trouser*.
This question is asked by the
Anderson Daily Mail, "How would
it do to levy a tax of twenty-five
cents on women's b?ta and give the
money to Winthrop college?" It's
a poor plan that won't work both
ways and we would suggest that
the same idea might be tried to an
excellent advantage on the men.
Simply levy a tax of twenty-five
cents on the extra yard of cloth
turned up at the bottom of. their
trousers and donate the money to
Clemson. My, but wouldn't Clem
son get rich! The men would un
doubtedly get the worst end of the
bargain. It's quite stylish for ladies
to go without their hats, but-! ! !
Good Union Meeting at Plum
Branch. Lawlessness Strong
The union meeting of the baby
division of the Edgefield associa
tion convened at Plum Branch
Saturd y and Sunday. It rained on
Friday, and was unlikely on Satur
day, but we had a goodly attend
ance, all the churches being repre
sented except one.
The organization was effected
after devotional exercises by the
election of Dr. D. A. J. Bell, mod
erator, and Mr. .1. G. McKie, of
Meriwether, secretary and treasurer.
The subjects for discussion were
then taken up, and enthusiastically
discussed by the appointees, breth
ren G W Hamilton, J C Hardey,
J M Bussey, J G McKie, Rev. h
B. White and others took a promi
nent part in the discussions. The
subject that elicited the warmest j
discussion possibly was: What
should be the attitude of Christians
towards the mai 11 ten anea of law
and order? which was very appro
priate in view of the spirit of law
lessness prevalent in oar cou nty..
Sunday morning the Sunday
school was conducted by the su
perintendent of Plum Branch Sun
day school, Bro. John Blackwell.
Plum Branch has a ra agn iii cant :
Sunday school; in fact, is one of ;
the most promising fields within ;
our knowledge. They have Bro. '
White for.his entire time and have ;
built him a nice home.
In the absence of the appointee,
Vci-y Inclement Kighi..
; In spite of "the darkness and rain,
:Mrs. 31. P. Carroll filled her en
gagement with the local chapter,
IT. D. C., Friday night. The few
who braved the weather greatly en
joyed the exercises. Mrs. Carroll is
a very talented lady and we trust
that she can visit Edgefield again,
and at a time when she will be
greeted by a large audience. It has
been very generally regretted that
on account of the inclement weath
er the "Daughters" did not make a
financial sucess of the entertain
Saved From Awful Peril.
"I never felt so near my grave,"
writes Lewis Chamblin, of Manches
ter, Ohio. R R Nc. 3. as when a
frightful cough, and lung trouble
pulled me down to 115 pounds in
spite of many remedies and the best
doctors. And that I am alive to-day
is due solely to Dr. King's New
Discovery, which completely cured
me. Now I we igh 160 pounds and
can work hard. It also cured my
four children of croup. Infallible
for coughs and colds, its the most
certain remedy for grippe, asthma,
desperate lung trouble and all bron
chial affections, 50c and $1.U0 A
trial bottle free. Guaranteed by
Penn & Holstein, W E Lynch &
Mrs. Payne-Mrs. Banks certain
ly possesses tact
Mrs. Hayne-^What ia your defi
nition of tact?"
Mrs. Payne-Tact is a woman's
ability to make her husband believe
he is having his own way.- Lippin-1
Rev. T. H.. Garrett, Bro. White
preached th?? missionary sermon at
11:40 to a packed house, and it
was a fine one: earnest, strong and
manly, condemning sin in whatever
guise, and calling upon Christians
to live the law, and send the "glad
tidings" to tho uttermost parts of
Tlie collection which followed
amounted to nearly fifteen dollars,
and was given to stale missions.
After a sumptuous dinner, char
acteristic of Plum Branch, the af
ternoon was given over to B. Y. P.
LT. work. The young Christian and
his work was well discussed by
Bro. I>. M. Bussey of Modoc; the
educational advantages of B. Y. P.
?. work by Bro. J. G. McKie and
the young Christian and his bible,
by Dr. D. A. J. Bell.
The meeting was a good one, the
people so generous i kind, that
we thought of rr motton to
meet at Plum ' the time.
The next r ?r. will
come toS' 'e, the
fifth Satu ^ay. l
It gives ?e-1
I port comes i \
j was organize^.
citizens of vari
j county a few day?. .ed
? ed to notify a negrc ?long
ing to the McCorrnic j. compa
ny that they would ^ ,e bim 15
days to retire. We are also inform
ed that the McCormick Land Co.
have reported the matter to the
governor who has promised to have
the matter investigated by proper
officials, and "we will see what we
A few years it was reported that
the white people burned a negro
academy near Gilgal and the people
knew who. they were, two of them
got shot, if I mistake not, and the
officials did nothing, and,, of course
they are not expected to do any
thing now, because they want
votes. Has it come to this?
I do not hesitate to say, that I
ara opposed to lawlessness of every
kind, and what we need now to up
hold the majesty of the law is men
men with a backbone-men who
are not afraid of anything, except
to do wrong.
We don't allow the negro to have
a voice in the government, we have
our own courts and juries and it is
as little as could be expected of a
Christian civilization to give the
negro the right to live, and have
what he works for. The only charge
brought against the negro above
referred to is, I am told,that he had
bought land that the company had
refused to sell to a white man
Great heavens, haft it come to this?
The Stork left a little baby boy
in the home of Mr. Eddie Strom,
of Rehoboth, whose name we guess
is William Wash Boat Strom. The
mother and babe are doing well,
but it is feared that Eddie, who is
a great worker, will work himself
to death. Report has it that the
Stork left the little boy at 12 o'clock
at night, and Eddie, misunderstand
ing, went to cutting stove wood out
in the' plantation. Neighbors found
him and explained, and he said,
well, if it's a boy, I will make him
cut the stove wood, and he quit im
mediately. This may be all a joke.
Won't Need a Crutch.
When editor J P Sossraan, of
Cornelius, N. C., bruised his leg
badly, it started an ugly sore. Many
salves and ointments proved worth
Jess. Then Bucklen's Arnica Salve
healed it thoroughly. Nothing is so
prompt and sure for ulcers, boils,
burns, bruises, cuts, corns, sores,
pimples, eczema or piles. 25c at
Penn & Holstein's, W E Lycnh &
Beautiful iron and enameled beds
just what you need.
Ramsey ?fe Jones. I
Oldest ??^|^eFpn South Carolina.
?DGEFIELD; G., WEDPSSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 1910