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\,. Established 1835.
J, X. Jil?EIS -v - . EDITOB
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
TBURSDA?, FEB. 9th, 1910
I All oar actions take their hue =
* from the complexion of the S
S heart? as landscapes their va* ?
y ? riety from light.-BACON. S
Greenwood is again \ in the lime
light. Her hens are aiding and abetr
ting in the meat boycott by laying
eggs that weigh a quarter-pound
each-so the Greenwood papers say.
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A car of beef cattle and milch
cows was shipped to Charleston
from Greenwood last week. What's
the matter with Edgetield? Our far
mers should not be outstripped by
(greenwood farmers in the matter
of stock raising.
Not satisfied with reaching the
-topmost* round of the ladder of
fame, Peary wants to go still high
er by going in quest of the South
Pole next fall. If successful in this
\ venture, he will then weep because
there are no inore Poles.
Not since 1888 have snowfalls
been heavier throughout the north
than they have been this winter.
And, strange to say, it has been so
long since a full-grown snow fell in
this part of the country that there
seems to be something of a very
general longing for snow experien
It has been announced that th e
legislative jajauts are over for the
present session; but we hardly think
"so. The negro .college at Orange
burg and the Cedar Springs Insti
tute have not been visited yet. Let
none be slighted. There's plenty of
time and the taxpayers received
fourteen cents for cotton.
j.j. As the legislators seem to use
every conceivable ground upon
which to base some new legisl ation,
< .the boast of a fellow-not an Edge
field man, however, in the papers a
few days ago that he had not taken
a bath in fifteen years should be
suggestive in these days of compul
The organized farmers of the
south are endeavoring to secure na
tional legislation against cotton
gambling "in Wall street. While
some things may be said in favor
of New York cotton exchange, we
believe that in the main it is a great
gambling scheme that fleeces the
southern farmer. The cotton grow
ers are after 'em and we believe
something will happen before they
Enters Seventy-filth Tear.
With this issue The Advertiser
enters upon the seventy-fifth year,
a record that can be pointed to with
pardonable pride. This paper claims
the distinction of being the oldest
newspaper in South Carolina. So
far as we know only one lays claim
to being older, and that paper gets
its age through consolidation, hold
ing to the age of the oldest paper to
the consolidation. The Advertiser
has been published for seventy-four
years under one name. We hav%
three subscribers upon our list who
have been taking The Advertiser
for nearly sixty years.
South Has The Advantage.
While the southern farmer i.
complaining of the high price o?
food products, the western farme
is protesting against the advance?,
price of cotton goods. So there i
goes. Human nature is the same th.
world over. As long as the othei
fellow has to pay 'the high price w
do not mind it, but when ?our toni
comes then a protest is raised.
Hundreds of western stockraisers
have pledged themselves to with
hold their hogs and cattle from the
market in order to keep the price
of meat up. In doing this they are
following the example of the south
ern farmers, who endeavor to cur
tail cotton receipts in order to hole
np the price
However, in the battle against
high prices that is now being wager
to the hilt the southern people have
the advantage, in that they can
if they will-produce their food '
products at home, while the North,
West and all nations of the earth
must purchase their cotton good ,
inte.esting News Items From
Mc J. If. Gilchrist from. North
Augusta visited hcnie folks Satur
day and Sunday last.
Miss Jennie Gilchrist, who had
the misfortune of getting her ankle
fractured some time ago, is doing
nicely and will be able to return to
her home in a few days. Her sister,
Miss Tillie, has taken tharge of her
school at Lyon's.
Mrs. W. P. Winn and Miss Mary
Winn, we regret to report, have
been on the sick list for-'sev?ral
Mr. W. M. Strom and Miss
Louise Lipscomb paid your town a
flying visit last Saturday.
The Stork visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Seigler and left
a fine, bright, bouncing boy several
Several from this community will
go to hear Hon.. Seaborn Wright
Quite a goodly number were pre
ent at Rehoboth last Sunday morn
ing. After Sunday school our young
people held their regular B'. T. P.
U. meeting, and a very helpful and
inspiring meeting it was. Martha
Strom read an excellent paper on
"Young ladies' influence in a com
munity." Next came the subject of
"Faith, Hope and Charity." One
of the best papers we have ever
heard read was presented by Miss
Carrie Burkhalter on "Charity."
Some of .our young men spoke to
the subject of "Faith and hope?"
we were delighted to have with
us, in our worship Miss Constance
Long and Mr. West of Red Hill,
Miss Long is a zealous Christian,
and is very much interested in B.
Y. P. U.. work. We hope to have
her meet with us often.
It was the happy privilege of
your correspondent to assist in per
fecting the organization of a Sun
day school at the Morgan school
liouse last Sunday afternoon. About
fifty have been enrolled, and the
prospect bids fair for a good Sun
day school. Miss Janie Rosenwike
Of Troy, S. C., the Christian heart
ed and attractive day teacher, has
worked faithfully and successfully
in getting up their organization.
Should be Commended for Faith
The very thorough and beautiful
manner in which the village ceme
tery is kept now, as contrasted
with its sadly neglected condition of
several years ago, speaks in the
highest terms of the splendid work
that is being done by the members
of the cemetery association, the
burden of which has been borne by
Dr. C. E. Burts and a few faithful
ladies.. The money for carrying on
this labor of love is raised la gely
by voluntary subscriptions. A great
many of our'people contribute gen
erously, while some fall short of
their duty. In order to supp ement
the amount contributed locally, and
feeling too that some non-resident
persons would esteem it a privilege
to contribute,the secretary of the as
sociation, Mrs. C. E. May, has writ
ten letters to some persons who live
elsewhere but have loved ones buri
ed in the Edgefield__?emetery. The
responses have been very gratify
ing. Not only were generous con
tributions made by some but the
tone and spirit of the letters have
been most beautiful and encouraging
to those who are in charge of this
important work. The following,
with the writer's name and address
omitted, is a specimen of the replies
Mrs. C. E. Maj, Sec.
Edgefield, S. C.
My Dear Mrs. May: Yours of
the 29th Jan., just received this
morning, and I thank you for the
nice information contained in it, it
is very gratifying to me to know
that our loved onesj resting place is
so well looked after. You will
please find my checked enclosed
for 85.06 and should you at any fu
ture time find that you need more to
carry on this work, please let me
know, and I will be too glad to as
sist. With my very kindest wishes,
Yours very respectfully,
In disorders and dis
eases of children drugs
seldom do good and
often do harm.
Careful feeding and
bathing are the babies'
is the food-medicine that
not only nourishes them
most, but also regulates
their digestion. It is a
wonderful tonic for chil
dren of all ages. They
rapidly gain weight and
health on small doses.
FOR SALE BY AU, DRUGGISTS .
Send 10c., same of paper and this ad. for
our beautiful Savings Bank and Child's
,/Skctch-Book. Euch bank contains a
Good Luck Pensy.
SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl St, N. Y.
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There are two things the value of
which is seldorned realized until
j they are lost-good health and true
friendship.-Farra and Factory.
Vo Plunger Well-Balanced.
The latest big cotton' plunger? is
named Scales. But his judgement
is not well balanced, for he lost all
of his money.-Anderson Daily
Taxed at Full Value.
A Kershaw county darkey in mak
ing his tax returns returned his
wife at the value of $2.00. Now
who says Comptroller Gen. Jones is
not succeeding in raising the returns
of Kershaw county to an equitable
basis?-Abbeville Fress and Ban
The wonder is, not that a man
should have paid a woman $4,000
to keep silence, but that she should
have been willing to become a party
to a bargain involving so great a
sacrifice in consideration of so pair]
try a sum.-News and Courier.
In his speech at Riohburg Senator
Tillman charged that the state sen
ate was under the control of the cor
porations and the other day the sen
ate refused to join the house in an
invitation to the senator to address
the 1 jgislature. We ara glad to see
them getting more backbone and
self respect into them.-Chester
South Would Object.
We are just about to say it, when
we found it already said-and bet
ter perhaps- -in thc ' News and
Courier: "Suppose everybody wrho
wears a cotton shirt should take it
into his head not to wrear a shirt
.intil the price of cotton comes
down, what would we people in the
cotton belt think of that sort of
boycott? -Greenwood Index.
Serving a Sentence.
"I ain't seen de boss man for de
longest. Whar you reckon li3 gone
ter?" "I thought you knowed
whar he gone. He rode' de conn
try talkin' and talkin' ever' day and
Sunday, an' de fust thing he knowed
dey give him fifty days in the leg
islatur' an' he won't be back 'twel
he sarves his time out.-Atlanta
..Worse Than Dirorce."
The infelicities in the Tillman
family in South Carolina are, to say
the least, not edifying. Senator
Tillman's reported exclamation,
"Thank God there is no divorce in
South Carolina,'' will not strike
most people as amending matters at
all. A law which may deprive a
good mother of the care of her
children is even more obnoxious to
the modern sense of humanity and
the proprieties than the absence of
a divorce law.-Charlotte Observer.
Our Mr. Parker.
Mr. Lewis W. Parker, of Green
ville, has donated $1,000 to be used
in the development of cotton in this
State under/ the auspices of farm
demonstration. Mr. Parker is one
of the most prominent mill men it
the South. He is interested in every
movement to build up the South and
is public spirited to a marked de
gree. It is a hopeful sign of the
times that intelligent men of wealth
are finding other avenues for the
operation of their intellectual gifts
besides the mere making of money.
Times Have Chanced.
The State-Senate refused to invite
Senator Tillman to address it and the
House of Representatives in a rather
perfunctory way, invited the Sena
tor to address it and the Senator
declined the' invitation irracefully
enough. Times have changed a
?rood deal and conditions are mud
nore they should be. There
is no reason why a United States
Senator should be asked to address
the General Assembly every timi
he happens to be in the capita1
when the legislative body is in
session, but there was a time whei
"driftwood legislatures" looked t?
the appearance of Tillman as tin
chief feature of their sessions
Pianos at Wholesale Price.
Holland Bros. are offering theil
pianos now at a special reduction
All pianos have been placed about
nt the wholesale price. From seven
tv-five to one hundred dollars cu'
on all the instruments shipped t?
Edgefield. They have only one
slightly used piano-not second
hand-upon which they have made
a reduction of $140. This is a new
instrument which has had about
six months use, and is ?as good now
as if it had never been used. If you
want to g t a, birirain :n a piano
come quick. These cut prices last
nly during this month. All bistro
ents fully warranted.
Sad Deaths o.i th? West-Sid?
Rey. T. M. Garrett- preached a
most appropriate sermon to a good
congregation Sr.nday in o?r Baptist
church from the subject: "Grow in
The B. Y. P. JJ. meeting at night
was enjoyed by a goodly number,
and good talks were made by breth
ren T. G. Talbert and T. H. Garrett.
Our community was saddened
Sunday morning by news of the
death of Clarence Stone at his fa
ther's home near Red Hill. Young
Mr. Stone had been making Parks
ville his home for some time and
two months ago was the strongest
young man in the whole county.
He was a Woodman and was buried
with W. O. W. honors Sunday af
ternoon in the Red Hill cemetery.
We are sorry to report the death
of Mrs. Minta Cotton who died at
nine o'clock Monday night, Februa
ry 7th of pneumonia, after a week's
illness. Mrs. Cotton was a Miss
Moultrie before marriage, sister of
Supervisor Moultrie, and leaves a
husband and a daughter to mourn
her loss. '
Capt. James is rejoiced over thc
advent of a young Mr. James. This
is the Captain's first-born and on
this account we excuse his queer
Mr. T. G. Talbert has about com
?deted his move. Having sold the
larger store-house to his father he
has moved his stock of goods to his
other store across the street.
Mr. C. Robertson is fixing to
build a nice residence on North
Main street, which will be quite an
addition to the residence portion of
The little children of Mrs. J. J.
Gil mer are quite sick.
Mr. J. C. Morgan who has been
quite sick some time weare glad to
say, is much better.
Mrs. Virginia Stone, Misses Mar
tha Dorn and Janie Bell Jaro lefi
to-day to attend the W. C. T. JJ.
meeting at Edgefield. Dr. D. A. J.
Bell and Rev. T. H. Garrett hupe
to get there to hear the lion. Sea
born Wright at night.
We are glad to chronicle the fact
that Mrs. Hattie Ridlchoover, who
luis been sick so long is able tn be
np and out again and was among
the Baptist worshippers Sunday.
Thc farmers fear that the grain
crop is considerably injured from
the continued cold, though it is not
all killed. We hope, however, that
the stand is better than we now sup
pose, and that a fair yield may yet
Red Hill Mourns the Death of
' Clarence Stone. Increase in
One of the ladest scenes over
witnessed in the community was
the funeral ^f Clarence 'Stone on
last Sunday afternoon. Clarence
was one of tie?most handsome
young men of our community and
up until a few weeks or days ago
little would we have thought that
today his body would be in the
grave and his soul with Him who
gave it. But that dreadful disease
diabetes had seized his body to
which even tho. young (lacking a
few weeks of being twenty-one)
strong and active it was forced to
yieTd, and body and soul were sep
erated. During v his short illness
many friends and'relatives watched,
and waited anxiously. The popu
larity, of this young man and his
family was shown by the unusuallj
large crowd present- at the church
to pay their last respects. Being a
member of the local W. O. W.
camp, the-hall was heavily draped
with black and the pallbearers were
selected from among the youngest
Woodmen. The funeral sermon
w is preached by his pastor, Rev.
Littlejohn, from the text "No man
is sure of life." His remarks were
very appropriate and among other
things he mentioned his private
tilks with Clarence before and since
his baptism, less than two years
ago. The services were conducted
at the grave with the beautiful
Woodmen ceremony. He leaves
behind devoted and heart stricken
parents, sisters and brothers to
whom our hearts go out in sym
pathy and we commend them to
" Him who doeth all things well.'"
Tho it is hard to give him up and
we almost wonder why he was ta
ken from us, but "some day we'll
Our genial citizen Mr. Toni
Brown has been whistling bigy<.r
than ever, all on account of another
nttle boy. Little Blackwell Dae us
Brown has taken up his abode at
Just arrived! at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Winston Diar on Sunday
morning a little girl and Wence is
now the happy father of a little
Mr. Alonza Wood of Augusta,
has been spending awhile with his
parents Mr. and Mrs. Maston Wood.
Mr. and Mrs.' Pat Robertson
have been on a short visit to /her
Mr. and Mts. Wal er Ilolstoh
were in our town Sunday.
.Ino. Iioltii'-s s ivs he is going to
have anothe r shave and hair cul
vvhen his eye gets ?roll. Am glad
to say that he has done at least one
commendable thing recently and
that is he subscribed for The Ad
vertiser, through your correspon
dent, and paid in advance. Go thou
and do as Jno. Holmes has done
(in this respect.)
Beautiful iron and ena., e ed beds
just what you need.
Ramsey & Jones.
Death of Mr. l i 3 lian d.
A useful lice was brought to an
gbrtipt close when the spirit of Ben
jamin Stevens Hv/Iland entered into
the Great Beyond just before dawn
Thursday morning, February 3 rd
nt his home in Trenton. He had been
ill with pneumonia buta short time.
Many of his friends had not even
heard of his sickness, consequently
the announcement of his death was
ta great shock to them.
Mr. Holland's father, mother,
brothers, sister were buried in the
Stevens' burial ground at the late
home of Capt. W. L. Stevens, but
his body was interred in the Duri
soe square in the Edgefield ceme
tery. The funeral was conducted
Friday morning from the Baptist
church here, Rev. Graves L. Knight
and Dr. C. E. Burts officiating.
Not only Trenton, but Edgefield
county has lost a valuable citizen,
one whose place can" not be easily
rilled. "Steve" Holland, as he was
called by his intimate friends, was
apright and honest, possessing the
sterling qualities that go to make a
true citizen-the highest type of
citizen. His devotion to his family
?vas beautiful-an ^tieotionate hus
band, thoughtful and indulgent
lather. Mr.Holland was an active
and zealous member of Ebenezer
He leaves a devoted wife, one son
M.*. VV. D. Holland, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. Gi).'gc O? art? i ?y. Mr.
Holland .vas near ?be close of bis
.58t,h year a: the time of his dsatb.
To this bereaved household The
Advertiser begs to offer sincere and
very profound sympathy.
Hige-Gra.de, Cotton Seed Meal.
It matters not whether the trans
action he in selling seed or buying
the products of the mill, the far
mers of Edgefield county will al
ways get a square deal from Mr. B.
F. Zimmerman, the manager and
treasurer of the /?eaver Dam Mills.
On our front page will be found
the official analysis of their cotton
seed meal, showing what a large
per cent of plant food it contains
Beaver Dam meal is of higher grade
than the mill claims for it.
I represent a
strong line of Fire In
and can insure your
Your patronage will
H. A. Smith,
A God-send to Edgef?eid.
The coming^of iMrs. Adeline C.1
?Zehner, visiting and meeting ~ith
the people of almost every section
of the county, has indeed been a
God-send ;fo Edgefield. Almost
from the day she began in the low
er portion of the county, nearly &
month ago, we have been hearing
very favorable reports from her
work, some of the most complimen
tary expressions coming from per
sons who heretofore have not been
in sympathy with the worker in
which she is 'engaged. Not until
she reached our town did we
have an opportunity of hearing this
consecrated Christian woman who
has given twenty years of her life
to the cause of temperance and
eradication of social evils Her lec
ture in the Baptist church Monday
night was a?em, and the only re
gret in connection with the occa
sion is that the entire citizenship of
the community was not pr?sentoirs.
Zehner speaks with remarkable
fluency, reasons logically, and is
withal the most effective temper
ance worker who has ever visited
Edgefield. May' other portions bf
the state he as greatly blessed
through her efforts as Edgebeld has
For Rent: Five'room house con
venient to college. Possession given
at on ce. Apply to
J. L. Mims. '
Fertilizers for 1910
The Edgefield Mercantile Co
Announces ready to supply the trade with commercial
fertilizers of thc- highest and most reliable manufacturers
tor, 1910. Wc have also a good supply of fertilizer ma-?
terials tor mixing at home. Cotton seed meal, Kainit, Syl
vinite, muriate of potash, blood, top dressing and nitrate ' *
soda. Weare handling thc foods of such well knov .1 man
ufacturers -:s Royster, Armour, Georgia Chemical Works
American Agricultural Chemical Co., Navassa, Macmurphy
Planters, and several other high class manufacturers.
We can furnish fertilize! s for sandy land .clay lands^
l inds that french or rust, for corn and,g ain, for cotton and
other croios. Call on .
Mr- A. E. Padgett or Mr. R. C- Padgett
Cfc. . "t> C- . OJ <"_; ?.>Ti
The Southern States
J. B. HALTIWANGER, General Agent
Life Insurance Copy. !
As our southern cotton mills are now %
keeping our money among irs, so are*!
southern insurance companies. f
I represent the Southern States Life %
Insurance Company of Alabama-a |
strong and reliable company-head |
office in Atlanta, Ga. Thet contracts'
offered by that company arie not ex
ceeded by any other.
Give me your patronage and you
will not only be building up your own
section of country, but you will add
both comfort and wealth to your own
My office, is over W. W. Adams' |
store, Edgefield, S. C.
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