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J. L. MIM8 - ... EDITOR
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
THURSDAY, MAB. 2nd, 1810
He who is most slow in mak
S lng a promise is the most faith.
S fol in its performance.-ROUS
The Advertiser needs a waste bask
et. Will not some lady friend send UB
a last summer's hat, one that will
stand alone when inverted?
If the price of cotton is fickle and
unsteady now, there's no telling what
it will be next fall when a bumper
crop is being marketed.
The lien is gone bat we have the
mortgage with us still. The legislature
refused to prohibit the mortgaging of,
a crop before it is planted.
The Omaha bachelor-millionaire who I
lives on twenty cents a day could easily
make another million by selling the]
secret of his economic existence.
A Chicago woman' threw her arms
around a burglar's neck and held him
till the policeman came. Now watch
for a tremendous increase in Chicago
A Kansas husband has been granted
a divorce because his wife would not |
pray with him every night. Probably
she thought tile old sinner ought to be
prayed for rather than be prayed with.
The school teachers of the county
are requested to urge their boys under
eighteen years of age to join the Boys'
Corn Club, sending to The Advertiser
the names of those who consent to join.
In speaking of the kissing bug, a |
western scientist is credited with say
ing: "Kissing is risky, but it is a poor j
sort of a fellow who will not take I
some chances," Wonder how many
Ed gene ld youths "take chances."?
Don't all speak at once.
The mercury registered at 30 degrees j
below zero in Kentucky last week,
with .'^rrespondihgly low tempera
tures throughout portions of the South.
Although March is here, such weather
suggests that the back of winter is
far from being broken.
Several counties are wrestling with
the county fair problem. All that is |
needed to make a county fair a success j
is one or two good men at the head of the j
enterprise and half a dozen good men j
behind it. Edgefield proved that con
clusively last fall.
By virtue of authority vested in
Comptroller General A. W. Jones, he
hrs with the approval of Gov. Ansel
extended the time for making tax re
turns to March 10th. After that date
50 per cent penalty will be added by
the conney auditor to all property not
returned for taxation.
The high price of bacon, hams and
lard is causing some farmers to build
hog pastures, something hitherto un
heard of in this section. Live hogs
are selling at $9.75 per hundred- in
Chicago. No farmer should pay such
prices when meat can be raised at
home for five cents per pound.
The New York banker, Charles W.
Morse, who is now in the federal pris
on m Atlanta, will doubtless scon be a
freeman. His personal friends have
' raised a million dollars to be used in
securing his release. Unfortunately
now-a-days money can uncover innum
erable technicalities and loopholes
through which the guilty can escape.
Just at the time when the public
thought the old dispensary matters had
been closed up the winding up commis
sion brought suit against the Richland
Distilling Company to recover funds
that were fraudulently obtained from
the state. For gigantic grafting, it
seems that some of the old dispensary
transactions surpassed anything hith
erto reported in the south.
The United States battleship South j
Carolina wiil arrive at Charlestoni
April 10th and remain u itil the 15th.
During th's time the silver service pur
chased by the state will be presented.
It is probable that a number of persons
will go down from Edgefield to witness
the presentation and inspect this mod
em and very powerful implement of
Diversity of Opinions
Mr. John D. Rockefeller is a much i
discussed man. While some are ex
pressing a desire to see him "boiled in
oil," others are giving utterance to un
stinted praise. Senator Gordon, of J
Mississippi, stated in an interview ir
Washington a few days ago:
"I think Mr. Rockefeller is a good j
man. I see his employees speak well ;
of him, and I am told he never had a
strike. I'd like for Mr. Rockefeller to
come down in Mississippi and run bis
Eipe lines through my land. He could
ave right-of-way for the lines he
wanted, for I know that in my time
kerosene oil has been reduced from 40
cents to 10 cents per gallon. "
Augustans, among whom Mr. Rock
efeller is passing the winter, speak
well of him.
week, and an analysis of
the stuff showed that it was made
chiefly of decomposed, bacteria-laden
vegetables that were utterly unfit for
human consumption. No wonder there
are so many new diseases. Fortunate
indeed is the home whose table is sup
plied with condiments that are made
from products of the home garden
Retail merchants are organizing for
mutual protection in other towns in the
state, and we see no reason why Edge
field's merchants could hot derive last
ing benefit from an organization. The
chief benefit comes, we believe, from
"blacklisting" the dead-beats, those
who make bills without intending ever
to pay them. Edgefield, like all other
towns, is doubtless afflicted with some
of this class, whose c areer would be
cut short by an organization as above
Cruel City Fathers.
The passing of an ordinance in At
lanta requiring ladies to remove their'
hats in theatres and other public
places, will prove most disastrous to
the spring millinery trade. What wo
man would pay fifteen or twenty-five
dollars for a hat to hold in her lap? To
add to the further disappointment and
chagrin of the dear creatures, uncov
ering the head v. ?il make the lines
between the artificial and natural suits
more pronounced. We would not be
surprised to learn that some of Atlan
ta's city fathers had fallen victims of
the hat pin.
Who Caused His Death?
Spartanburg has rather a unique case
to deal with. Several months ago a
policeman shot a negro twice while at
tempting to make an arrest, and the
wounded man was carried to a hospital
jfor treatment. Last week an opera
tion was performed upon the negro
and he died soon af er being removed
from the operating table. The ques
tion has arisen as to the real cause of
the death, the pistol wound or the
surgeon's knife. The jury of inquest
relumed a verdict to this effect: "The
deceased came to his death from causes
unknown to the jury."
Begin Now to Prepare Exhibits.
The first county fair has been pro
nounced a phenomenal success, and
everybody entertains the hope and be
lief that the fair next fall will be a
greater success. But it must be borne
in mind that in order to surpass last
year's fair the work of ([preparing ex
hibits must begin now, eight months
before the fair is to be held.
It matters not ?what kind of an ex
hibit is contemplated, whether it be
livestock, poultry, field crops, art or
fancy work, the exhibitor cannot do
himself or herself justice unless ah
early beginning is made. Hastily got
ten up exhibits may in the aggregate
be creditable, but they will not repre
sent the best that can be cone by the
people of Edgefield county. Let us not
be satisfied with anything short of the
best. A high standard hss been set.
Whether it be potatoes or pumpkins,
colts or cows, china or chickens, hay
or horses, mules or marmalade, paint
ings or poultry, pigs or pickles, begin
to plan for an exhibit at the earliest
The demand for money is unusually
great, and it is probable that the next
quaterly statement of the banks of the
county will show a very marked in
crease in loans. The question natur
ally arises, How will these increased
obligations be met next fall? What
assurance have fanners that cotton,
their chief money crop, will command
the high price then that it is bringing
now, at the time these obligations are
made? Absolutely none. Unfortunate
ly, speculation has more to do with
the price of the staple than the law of
supply and demand. Suppose-and
this is not an unreasonable supposi
tion-speculators should make a deter
mined effort to depress the price of
cotton at the time of its enforced sale
next fall by the maturity of the obliga
tions now being made? The inevit
able result would be disaster and bank
ruptcy for the South.
The plans that have been made for
1910 resolve the farmer into two dis
tinct Classes: First, there are those
who, planning upon an extravagant
scale, will plant the major portion of
their farms in cotton, tithe neglect of
focd crops. These will strengthen
the hands of their worst enemy, the
cotton gamblers, and are contributing
to their own downfall. Second, and
we fear the minority, are those who
have planned economically, borrowed
no more than is absolutely necessary,
and will make cotton a secondary crop,
devoting their best land and best ef
forta to producing the farm necessities
at home. Those who belong to the lat
ter class may hot only be saved greei
embarrassment next fall, but will
have well-filled barns and cribs with
which to enter the year that is to
Let the reader ask himself this
question: To which class do I belong?
If it is not already toolate, say: "As for
me and my house we will be independ
ent livers at home, and not helpless
victims of the speculators next fall."
MACHINERY FOR SALE.
I offer for sale a nine-horse port
able steam engine and shingle mill
at my farm near Elmwood. Lum
bsr also for sale, bills cut to order.
JOHN R. BRYAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
R. F. D. No. 3.
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JJ Wnat Others Say. JJ
Could Go Higher.
"Things might be worse," says a
defender of high prices. Exactly.
There's the man with the broken
leg: It might have been his neck.
Should Be An Issue.
We would like to see biennial
sessions of the legislature made an
issue in the campaign this summer.
The people are getting ' tired of so
much legislation.- -Lexington Dis
Will Lead Them.
Lots of candidates are coming out
for Governor, but the man that
beats C. C. Featherstone, of Lau
rens, will be running some. A man
of the highest character, a lawyer
of no mean ability and one of the
most genteel men in the state, no
better choice could be made.-Lex
Must Go After lt.
Luck is a superstitious element
which enters int<v the profession of
every man, but it is not the element
which wins success. In this day of
active effort and competition a man
must work for what he gets. Any
man of average intelligence can
succeed if he properly applies him
self and observes the well regulated
rules of business.-Orangeburg Sun.
Up to the Average.
The legislature was in session for
40 days and part of 40 nights. The
total of 282 laws were passed and
the state paid the handsome sum of
forty-five thousand dollars for them.
Opinions as to the class of work ac
complished by the body differ. How
ever they, it might be said, did
about as well as the usual legisla
tures do.-Bamberg Times.
Don't Burn the Trash
Once again the unthoughtful
Southern farmer begins the folly of
burning up trash, grass, leaves, half
decaying vegetable matter-the hu
mus which is the soil's greatest
need. Once again Nature, with her
infinite patience, has spent twelve
months trying to develop this hu
mus and help restore the soil's f?rtil
ity. The blind folly of thwarting
her efforts, so general throughout
the South, is.nothing less tihan' trag
Many of Them Living. "
America is producing great men
today. Obscured by the crowding
mob of petty grafters and villifiers
of those whose ideals and princi
ples are too high for them to com
prehend, they walk the quiet ways
of life and help tb make the world
a fit place for decent people to live
in. Along the highway of'life can
be found the humble impersonator
of a Washington or an obscure
emulator of a Lincoln, unknown
perhaps to the public, but steadfast*
ly trying to make things better.
Yes, there are great men living to??
day but you do not see their names
in the papen often.-Summerville
To Young Ladies.
"Never put your arm through the
handle of a jug," is a piece of ad
vice given by an exchange to the
young ladies. Most of them ought
to know what it means without fur
A woman is never so foolish as
when she hopes to reform a man
after marriage. "He loves me,"
she trustingly says, and because her
own love is pure, she expects the
pure article in return. Poor girl,
you do not know the witchery of
the jug, nor the strong bands which
bind the soul of the man to whom
your happiness is entrusted. True
enough he is good-hearted and kind
except when in liquor, but as his
slavery increases his kindness de
creases. While seeking for some
one to shield him in his helplessness
he may indeed flatter you that you,
and you only can redeem him.
Many an error it hides, many a
heartache it cures. But the lack of
love soon follows protracted indul
gence in folly. Young ladies, nev
er put your arm through the handle
of a jug.-Orangeburg Times and
I ?-. j
Superintendent of Education.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the office of
Superintendent of Education of Edge
field county, subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary, and solicit the
support of the voters of Edgefield
county. If eleci ^d, I pledge myself to
a conscientious discharge of the duties
of the office.
A. R. NICHOLSON.
I herewith respectfully announce
myself for election to the office of
Treasurer of Edgefield county, trusting
that my past record in said position
will warrant the support of all Demo
cratic voters, and am pledged to abide
by all rules and regulations of the
JAMES T. MIMS.
Stopping "the "Fir? Wagon."
; When the first railroad was laid over
the western plains and the cars began
running to San Francisco the Indians
viewed the locomotive from the hill
tops at a distance, not daring to come
nearer the "fire wagon." A train of
cars was to them "heap wagon, no
boss." An Apache chief gathered a
party of warriors in Arizona and went
eeveral hundred miles to see the ter
rible fire wagon 'that whistled louder
than the eagle's scream and poured out
dense black smoke. W. M. Thayer says
in bis "Marvels of the New West"
that the redskins grew bolder and once
attacked a Are wagon, expecting to
capture it When they failed and
many were Injured they said, "Fire
wagon bad medicine!"
The Indians stretched a lariat across
the track, .breast nigh, each end bei nc
held by thirty braves.
"When the engineer first saw lt he
didn't know what on earth was the
matter," said the narrator, "but In a
minute more be burst out laughing.
He caught bold of that throttle, and
he opened ber out.
"He struck that lariat golug about
forty miles an hour, and be just piled
those braves bp everlasting promiscu
They're All Good.
Bnme-Jones, the famous artist made
many sketches for the children of his
friend, J. ?omyns Carr. He once
laughingly proposed to instruct the
eldest boy in the principles of anato
my, and there and then made for him
two beautiful drawings representing
the anatomy of the good man ?gid the
good. woman, in both of which the
heart magnificently large, winged and
backed by spreading fia mes, ia tbe> cen
By speclall request be made another
drawing. 111 ns tra ting the anatomy of
the bad man. On being met with the
reproach that the third drawing show
ed nothing of the details of internal
structure be replied:
"There are none. The bad man is
On being challenged to illustrate the
anatomy of the bad woman he grave
"My dear boy, she doesn't exist."
Plymouth rock has become an object
of veneration in the United States be
cause of its interesting historical asso
ciations. As is well known, it is the
rock or ledge on which the pilgrims
are believed ito have landed wheo they
first stepped from their boats in the
harbor of what 1s uow Plymouth.
Mass. In* ?775 part of the rock was
removed to the vicinity of Pilgrim
hall, but was afterward restored to its
original site and is now under the
stone canopy that surmounts the main
rock on Water street Charles Sumner
said. "From the deck of the Mayflow
er, from the landing at Plymouth rock,
to the senate of the United States is a
mighty contrast covering whole spaces
of history hardly less than from the
wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus
to that Roman senate which on curule
chairs swayed Italy and the world."
" The Hypocrite a Genius.
Really to be a hypocrite must re
qu4p? a' horrible strength of character.
An ordinary man such as you or 1 gen
erally fails at last because be bas not
enough energy, to be a man. But the
hypocrite muse have enough energy to
be. two men. It is said that a liar
should have a good memory. But a
hypocrite must have not only a good
memory of the past, but a consistent
and creative vision of the future; bis
unreal self must be so far real to bim.
The perfect hypocrite sJbouid be a trin
ity of artistic talent He must be a
novelist ?like Dickens to create a false
character. He must be an actor like
Garrick to act lt And he must be a
business man like Carnegie to profit
hy it Such a genius v, mid not be
easy to find in any country.-G. K.
A Story of Gambetta.
It is told of Gambetta that once,
when hi the heyday of his power,
when he went to some agricultural de
partment to oust a reactionary candi
date in favor of one of his friends, he
inquired about the agriculturists'
wants. "We are sadly bi need of
rain," came the answer. "I'll see
about it when I get to Paris," prom
ised Gambetta. And his listeners be
lieved in his promise. The record
runs that the rabi came down In tor
rents a day or two after and that
when the reactionary candidate pre
sented himself he was hooted at "Let
your party do as much for us as Gam
betta, and well elect you." they said.
When a butcher answered the bell
of his telephone Instrument one day
the shrill voice of a little girl greeted
his ears. "Hello! Is that Mr. Wilson?"
"Yes," he answered kindly.
"Well, can yon tell ns where grand
pa's liver is? We've got to put a hot
flannel on lt and we can't find it!"
"I shall miss my tram." she said
"Oh, no, yon won't" the dressmaker
assured her. "You will soon get used
to these gowns which haven't any."
New York Journal.
Councilman-I've come to ?ie if you
will subscribe anythinr 'o the town
cemetery. Old Res'' ?--Good gra
cious! I've airead .oscribed three
.wives.-London T aph.
Var LI Formula.
"Did be tel? aie whole truth?"
"Practically. He told the truth with
t hole just large enough for him to
;rawl out of it."-Puck.
We invite the early spring shop
pers to call and let us show them
our new arrivals in madras, launs,
dimities, linen lawn, linen suitings,
gingham, cambric, silks, panamas,
mohairs and many other things too
numerous to mention. We can not
give you any idea of what these
goods really are through the news
papers, so invite you to call. They
were bought early and are priced
J. W. Peak.
A Tine Furniture Polish.
One quart of soft water; two ta
blespoonfuls of linseed oil; soap the
size of a walnut; boil till the soap
is dissolved; apply with soft flannel
and rub dry with another.-Nation
Often The Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Work,
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood,
Weak 3nd unhealthy kidneys are re
sponsible for much sickness and suffering,
therefore, if kidney
trouble is permitted to
continue, serious re
sults are most likely
to follow. Your other
organs may need at
tention, but your kid
neys most, because
they do most and
should have attention
first. Therefore, when
your kidneys are weak or out of order,
you can understand how quickly your en
tire body is affected and how every organ
seems to fail to do its duty.
If you are sick or " feel badly," begin
taking the great kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root. A trial will con
vince you of its great merit.
The mild and immediate effect of
Swamp-Root, the great kidney and
bladder remedy, is soon realized. It
stands the highest because its remarkable
health restoring properties have been
proven in thousands of the most distress
ing cases. If you need a medicine you
should have the best.
Sold by druggists in
fifty-cent and one-dol
lar sizes. You may
have a sample bottle]
by mail free, also a;
Eampblet tellh-g you ii?e??TB?mjS!Si?
ow to find out if you have kidney or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
when writing to Dr. Kilmer ; & Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y. Don't make any mis
take, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, and don't let a dealer sell you
something in place of Swamp-Root-if
you do you will be disappointed.
Stubborn as Mules
are liver and bowels sometime;
seem to balk without cause. Then
there's trouble. Loss of appetite,
indigestion, nervousness, despond
ency, headache. But such troubles
fl yr before Dr. King's New Life Pills
tbs world's best stomach and liver
remedy. So easy. 25c at W E Lynch
<fc Co.. Penn -fe Holstein.
Now in New York.
Mr. E. S. Rives left Friday upon
his annual spring trip to New York,
where he will not only purchase a
large stock of staple dry goods but
select many of the season's lateet
novelties. Mr. Rives is an experi
enced and painstaking buyer, know
ing how and where to search for
the new and best offerings. In a few
days the latest styles in every de
partment will be displayed at the
Lumber For Sale.
Your orders solicited for lumber
of all kinds. Bills cut to order, or
orders filled from the yard. Will
deliver at mill or anywhere in town.
See me in person or drop me a card.
Edgefield, S. C.
R. F. D. No. 3.
If you value the health and hap
piness of yourself and family you
will not fail to see the Oxydonor
man, he will be here next week.
Shirt waist 1
boy's blouses 2
and the brand
We give you
items which w
the best that c
10c yd, madras
to go at 10c ye
lawns to at 71
So dainty an
Dimities in nea
lin in neat effe
Just the kind y
to be had in ho
looker, buyer 0
or plain food?
I have this day sold my stock of |
goods and fixtures to Messrs. J.
Goldberg & Son, of Augusta, Ga.,
who will continue the business at
my old stand. In retiring from the
mercantile business, I wish to ex
press my gratitude to the good peo
ple of Edgefield county for their
liberal support and. patronage dur
ing the past years and will appreci
ate a continuance of same to my
successors. I have not sold my ac
counts, and will thank all parties
owing me to come forward at once
and make settlement, as I need the
money. I will continue handling my
Steam Laundry business, as before.
.las. E. Hart.
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Ton will do ns a iavor to mention this nublicxtlon.
Now offering i
'ou ll need for sp
ingerie dresses. Chi
ina rompers. ShouL
ies before the good
You'll find here the
new things as ^ell.
i here only a few <
e'll show you. You
an be procured in t
Lawn full 40 inches
sin Variety of styles !
I, 27 inch persian
.-2c yard and up.
Ld fresh we can't c
t checks and pretty :
cts, 27 inches wide a
ou want for kimeus
tell you of the manj
siery and muslin une
'tis our pleasure
3 to see us you are
r friend. - Respectf
Meeting of Y. W. A.
The Young Woman's Auxiliary
will hold a special meeting at the
Baptist church, Friday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock. The following attract
ive program has been arranged:
Immigration, Our special home
Outline of Y. W. A. for the year
Miss Lizzie Minis.
Recitation, ' "The unguarded
gates" Miss Gladys Rives.
Seed thoughts oh immigration!
(by different members).
A missionary exercise:
What I can do for my country or|
Columbia, Miss Jennie Pattison.
Indian woman. Miss Mamie Cheat]
Negro girl, Miss Florence Peak.
Chinese woman, Mattie Pattison.
Italian woman, Royal Peak.
Mexican woman.. Lizzielou JonesJ
Winifred, Florence Minis.
Y. W. A. girl, Marion Blalock]
Song "Uplift the banner
Recitation," Our obligation" to th??
? i emigrant, Miss Maud Rives.
Hole proof sox G months* guarani
tee; price 25c a pair. F. G. MER]
TIN'S, Augusta, Ga.
We have the interlined collar
that needs no washing and looks Iii
linen. F. G. MERTIN'S, Augusts
The Advertiser job office is tun
ing out some very nice work, sa
isfaction oh every piece of which j
fully guaranteed. Have you nc
some printing that you would likj
to have done?
Ladies are well pleased with Mrs!
Hatcher's work: Shampooing, scalrM
treatmmt, massaging, manicuring!
chiropody, hair bleach, face bleacrj
and hair dye.
Lhave cured thor ands in worsJ
condition than you? Why not let|
me cure you.
I be made in
of the many
he great East
wide to go at
36, inches wide
t 5c yd and up
ts and house
j nice things
lerwear in our
to right ail