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J. L. mMS .... EDITOR
. SIX MONTHS .... .75
THURSDA?,APRIL 6th, 1910.
S Of all ba4 things by wkiek g
jj mankind ara enrst, their own g
S bad tempera surely ore the S
? worit.-CUMBEPJLAND S.
Bear in mind the county fair Octo
ber 26th, 27th and 28th, and begin now
to plan exhibits of livestock and field
crops that will reflect credit upon your
self, your farm and your county.
The combined depesits of the two
banks amount to about $400,000, which is
ample local capital to establish a num
: ber of greatly needed industrial enter*
prises. Who will take the initiative
in thie m a t ter? If some leading busi
ness man will take a forward step,
: scores will stand at his back.
Through the - good management of
State Superintendent of' Education
John E. Swcaringen every county in
the state will have a summer school
for teachers this year. Let every teach
er in the county begin to plan for at.
tending the summer school that will be
held at Edgefield, a full notice of which
will be given iii due season.
>s A white man of Greenwood county
was recently sentenced to six months
in the penitentiary or chain-gang, with
out alternative Of fine, for repeated vio
lation of the dispensary law. Would
that more of the circuit judges would
take the finn stand that Judge Aldrich
does! One sentence hice this imposed
in each county would have a wonder
fully deterrent effect upon the violators
. of t he dispensary law.
Much sickness ia reported among
mules and horses thoughout the county
as a result of feeding bought corn.
The money that is paid for western
corn is a heavy tax on southern far
mers, but when the loss of live stock
is added to this the burden becomes
heavier than the average farmer can
bear. There is . only one way out of the
trouble, i. e., to make sufficient corn
at heme to supply the farm.
Cotton Kot Only Money Crop.
The statements of the local banks
published in this issue show that the
people of Edgefield and vicinity owe
the banka nearly half a million dollars,
not including other obligations. If
cotton should sell as low as ten cents
next fall much of this enormous ' sum
will have to be carried (over Better
not bank too heavily on cotton. Five
or six hogs will command as much money
any day as a bale of cotton, and a
good milch cow is the equivalent in
value of a bale of cotton. And as for
corn it will will pass current as gold
Sooth Carolina Leads.
In the matter of aggressive and pro
gressive agriculture, South Carolina is
setting the pace for the southern
states. In corn production Mr. Wil
liamson and Bascom Usher have
made themselves famous, besides add
ing laurels to their state. Now comes
a Spartanburg farmer who is breaking
his corn land deep by exploding dyna
mite. It has also been announced that
several farmers pf the Pee Dee section
have purchased traction engines to
dr a.* heavy plows. South Carolinais
leading the other southern states out
of the old ruts.
Fans For Comer Store.
Mr. W. H. Turner instead of
lagging behind always keeps fully
abreast of the times. In order to
make the Corner Store cool and
comfortable to the shoppers during
the approaching "heated term," he
purchased a gasoline engine and will
.have up-to-date fans placed in his
store and the millinery annex. This
will be quite an innovation but one
that will be cordially welcomed by
the shopping public.
Can't Buy a Wheel-Barrow.
It's awfully embarrassing to live
in Rome and not be able to live as
Rome does. Ever been in that fix?
Buncombe is getting to be so toney
that The Advertiser mi n, like the
Arabs, will have to fold his tent and
"silently steal away." Three-of our
near neighbors have automobiles,
while we can't even buy a new
wheel-barrow-had to send our old
one to the shop the other day for
repairs. However, as every dog has
its day, we are yet hopeful.
I will open a " first-class Chinese
Laundry in the Barker building on
the public square the first of April.
Your work of all kinds solicited.
S What Others Say. H
Lack Public Spirit.
The first thought with many per
sons when solicited to take part in
any public movement is, "What's
in it for ME?" And that is about
as far as their idea of public duty,
ever gets.-Newberry Observer.
EQR??iold Should do Likewise.
Eight car loads of beef cattle
were shipped from this point last
Thursday. Bamberg is not only
the largest market in the lower part
of the State for horses and mules,
but it is getting to be a cattle mark- j
et as well. These cattle were fat
tened by farmers near town.:-Barn-1
Judge DeVore made a splendid
charge to the grand jury yesterday
morning upon the convening of
court and he is evidently one of our
best judges. He is determined to
enforce the laws and his remarks on
the vagrancy law and the need of
enforcing it should.have been heard
by every voter in Chester county.
Catch Bi? Fish.
What is needed in South Carolina
to stop the carnival of crime is the
enforcement of the law against all
offenders, be they big or little. It
is quite easy to catch the little fish
in the legal net, but somehow or
other the big fish generally break
through the meshes and escape.
What is needed is a law that will
catch and punish the big offenders
as well as the little offenders.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Trouble? of a Farmer.
Speaking of hard luck, how about
this? An Anderson county farmer
going home' from town lost his
pocketbook containing the money
he had got for his bacon and eggs.
Then his horse ran away and broke
a leg. Then a heavy rain fell and
ruined a new hat he had bought
for his wife. On arriving at home
the hired girl met him at the door
and told him he was the father of
triplets that had just got there.
"Use Jjtmn Fire. More Sense."
Dr. Seaman A. Knapp never
gave better advice to Southern farm
ere than in the aphorism: "Use
less fire and more sense in dealing
with your fields in springtime."
In view of the fact that the very
greatest need of our Southern soil is
humus, and the most costly^ of all
fertilizing elements is nitrogen, it is
positively sickening to see farmer
after farmer burning trash, corn
stalks, etc., which would supply
this humus and nitrogen. Nature
is seeking to restore soil fertility by
putting back this rotting vegetable
matter; foolish man defeats her
A Point for Ad ver ti ec ra
An Abbeville Medium. subscriber
who found a spider in his paper
wants to know if it is considered a
bad omen. Nothing of the kind.
The spider was just looking over
the columns of thepaper to see what
merchants were not advertising so
it could spin its web across their
doora and be free from disturbance."
Special Instruction During
We have been instructed to state
that Prof. P. P. Burns and Maj. T.
J. Lyon will remain in Edgefield
through the summer and will give -
special instruction" to any pupils
who may be behind in their classes,
or will also prepare students for en
tering any class in the higher col
leges. Pupils for sp?cial instruc
tion during the summer are solicited
from the country districts as well
as from Edgefield and the other
towns in the county. These gentle
men can be seen in person at the
South Carolina Co-Educational In
stitute or communicated with l?y
The Demon of the Air.
is the germ of LaGrippe, that,
breathed in, brings suffering to
thousands. Its aftereffects are weak
ness, nervousness, lack of appetite
energy andambition, with disordered
liver and kidneys. The greatest need
then is Electric Bitters, the spien-,
did tonic, blood purifier and regu
lator of stomach, vii ver and kidneys.
Thousands have proved that they
wonderfully strengthen the nerve-?,
build up the system and restore
health and good, spirits after an at
tack of grip. If suffering, try them.
Only 50c. Perfect satisfaction guar
anteed by W E Lynch & Co., Penn
Our stock eompels admiration.
Suits $16.00 to $20.00.
Also $10.00 to $12.50
Straw has and furnishings.
Call to see us
Saved From the Grave.
"I had about given up hope, after
nearly four years of suffering l:rom
a severe Icing trouble, writes Mrs.
M L Dix, of Clarksvill, Tenn. Often
the pain in my eh sst would be al
most unbearable and I could not do
an j' work, but Dr. King's New Dis
covery has made me "feel like a new
person. Its the best medicine made
for the throat and lungs. Obstinate
coughs, stubborn colds, hay fever,
grippe, asthma, croup, bronchitis!
and hemorrhages, hoarseness and
whooping cough, yield quickly to
this wonderful medicine. Try it. j
50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free, i
Guaranteed by W E Lynch & Co.,!
Penn & Holstein drug stores.
HOWE'S GREAT LONDON travel by railway those days, but to
SHOWS- ? walk 0Vii xn tne country a few miles
-_ to meet the caravans, which travel
ed overland from town to town
What Boy Ever Lived That
Wouldn't Go and See the
Circus Unload?-An Es
"There is nothing that recalls a
man's boyhood days more vividly
than the circus. It is a trite saying
that many fathers are migh'ty glad
that the taking of their children
gives an excuse to attend all the
circuses that come to the city, but
lt To walk into town beside
j ihe elephant was the greatest fun .
maginable. There was not as much
to the average circus then as there
is today, but there was plenty for
all to see, and the boy who was not
permitted to at least hang around
the show grounds was indeed in
The children will\be delighted
with the miniature menagerie, with
boy trainers, drivers and caretakers.
Let the boys and girls tell their
parents that Howe's London Shows
there are a lot of the men who are . will be at Edgefield Tuesday April
not ashamed of the fact they are
merely boys grown up, and go to
the circuses because they enjoy
them. The odor of the animal and
We have just received a shipment
of Tailored Shirt waist and Tailor
ed work Suitfl and a Tailored Skirt
for ?1.00 worth ?1.50. See them at
once. Rives Bros.
No market affords a better selec
tion of farra wag s than we carry,
sawdust brings back the days when, ? Can furnish any size in "Old Hick
knowing the circus was coming, j 0TJ? "Hackney," or "White Hick
they would get up before daylight, j ory." These have stood the test of
not to see the big vans unloaded j years in Edgefield county,
from the trains, for circuses did not I ; Ramsey &'Jones.
Price Saving Opportunity
Brought about by our recent Purchases
Laces at 25c Dozen yards taaf?dlTwl?n?
recognize the large returns for their money in this sale.
Embroideries at 10c yard. -Sheer, dainty Swiss and nainsook
worth up to 25c
BEAUTIFUL SUMMER RIBBONS
All silk 4. inches wide. Special attractions in dress
silks. Soft and stylish, likely line of colors
One lot remnant silks to go at 25c the yard.
Pretty muslins going at 3 7-8 8 l-2c and 10c the yard. Not
the thin, coarse kind of muslin, but muslin of merit.
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Summer Hoisery 15c Specials for a few Days Special Sale of the
Pair and Up j 5 yards soft finished bleach Famous Queen
Sheer Mercerized Lisle in ing 36 inches wide for $1.00 ermus ins ^
Black and eolors. In this department we have
garments that will surprise
40 inch lawnj Checks and 10 yards Androscoggin and delight you. They are all
crossbarred Dimities, Wash bleaching for $1.00 perfectly made and elegantly
Reps, Mercerized Rajah cloth ' trimmed, others with plain
all crisp with their newness < ' tucks.
You will find a ranee of
prices that will surprise you
We leave many items not hy their smallness. In this
ad. there are some pictures
and descriptions. They will
serve to point the way to
partaient for the trimmed ones **y**?' ~~*"",w*v~''many items which have been
50c and up^ with our friends. secured for-this special sale.
Trimmed and untriroed. Nev
er have we presented such
raines in head coverings. See mentioned -together with the
the new thanes 10c above, which shows how we
each, then the Millinery de- divide our'buying experience
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